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    Section B: Around Town
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    Section A: Religion
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    Section A: Homes
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    Section A: Around School
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    Section A: Nassau Sports
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City Manager Floyd
Glisson placed an order for a
new fire hose after several,
sections of hose burst at a
house fire.
September 16, 1955

A "boil water warning" was
issued for the Callahan area
after repeated tests showed
high levels ofnon-coliforpn
bacteria in the drinking water.
September 17, 1980

The Nassau County
Commission declared a state
of local emergency in connec-
tion with countywide flooding
in order to get assistance
from the state.
September 20, 1995

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Police drive fairly new' cars

Others get 100,000 miles not Fernandina

The Fernandina Beach Police
Department is preparing to replace
a fifth of its fleet of police vehicles,
something FBPD Chief Chip
Hammond proposes each year.
FBPD police vehicles are
replaced every five years or once
they have accumulated roughly
75,000 miles, according to

* The city's final public hearing on the 20056 budget is
scheduled at 5.05 pam Tuesday at City Hall.204 Ash St

Fernandina Beach fleet manager
Jeremiah Glisson.
This year, eight vehicles are
due for replacement, their mileage
ranging from 65,000 to 85,000,
Glisson said
But many neighboring police

agencies keep their vehicles in
service for up to 100,000 miles -
some even longer. Of four police
agencies surveyed, only one the
Green Cove Springs Police
Department said vehicles are
routinely replaced before they hit

the 100,000-mile mark.
Fernandina. Beach Commis-
sioner Joe Gerrity has criticized
city police for replacing vehicles
with relatively low mileage. He said
one of the undercover police vehi-
cles, a four-wheel-drive extended-
cab pickup, has only 42,000 miles
of use.
"To me, that doesn't make
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News Leader
Nassau County has finally decid-
ed on a new radio system for law
enforcement and rescue services."
After months of consideration,
the Nassau County Commission
approved a recommendation by its
communication committee
Wednesday to purchase a $6.5 nmil-
lion Motorola radio system.
Committee member and
Nais.Au Cuntl Deputy Fire Chief
Sam Young has been working with
committee members from the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office,
Fernandina Beach Police and a pri-
vate consultant since December.
investigating ways to overhaul a
communications system that has
been deemed dangerous and insuf-
Currently, rescue workers
sometimes find it difficult to hear
radio dispatchers, particularly
when they are on opposite ends of
the county.
The new system will upgrade
from the current 148 MHz VHF
system to a more modern 800 MHz
trunked radio system.
. It will also operate in conjunc-
tion with the city of Jacksonville's
First Coast Radio System, to offer
smooth communication with law
enforcement and emergency crews
in Duyal County.
In addition to the $6.5 million
,purchase cost for radios, dispatch
consoles, transmitters, antennae
and integration costs, the county
expects to pay about $10.5 million
over the next 15 years in opera-

RADIOS Continued on 3A

Dozens of cement
culvert pipes are
waiting to be
installed under-
ground while con-
struction continues
at Shoppes of
Amelia on A1A,
above. Home Depot,
right, is 75 percent
complete, project
Sonny Branham said
Thursday, and is
scheduled to open
in early December at
the shopping center
at the Chester Road


sex case

put off

in 2003

The Fernandina Beach Police
Department was told in 2003 about
a 16-year-old girl's allegations of
sexual misconduct by police offi-
cers but did not ask for a state
investigation until August 2004 -
nearly two years after the alleged
crimes took place.
Police admin-
istrators said *
Wednesday the
girl retracted the .
allegations when
interviewed by
police in 2003,
though a written
statement deny- '
ing them possi- Hammond
bly was coerced
by one of the offi-
cers now charged with sexual mis-
Police Chief Chip Hammond
said Wednesday he did not refer
the case to the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement sooner
because "the girl did not file a writ-
ten complaint with us in 2003. She
filed in August of 2004."
But a former police officer. Greg
Rosier, who was later fired for sex-
ual misconduct with another minor,
said he believed the girl's allega-
tions were credible and reported
them to Hammond, Capt. James
Thunmpsun and it. Ji Cue in late
spring of 2003.
Commissioner Joe Gerrity, then
mayor, said he urged City Manager
Bob Mearns that summer to ask for
an FDLE investigation.
"His response was, well, let me
talk to the chief and see what he
has to say," Gerrity said
SEX Continued on 3A

Branning in jail
James Branning, a former
city police officer accused of
threatening employees of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, remains in Nassau
County Jail.
Assistant State Attorney Doc
Burgess said Branning is being
held without bond for a charge
of corruption by threat against a
public servant.
A hearing on a motion to
revoke a $250,002 bond for a
separate charge for allegedly
having sexual relations with an
underage girl was postponed

Boys & Girls Club to open Fernandina facility

Building at llth and Indigo
News-Leader tor with two staff members.
The club expects to serve 60
The Boys & Girls Club of children ages 6-18.
Nassau County will open a facility This will be a satellite program
in Fernandina Beach next month under the direction of Michael
thanks to an anonymous donor. Howell, unit director who oversees
That donor has agreed to pro- the Boys & Girls Club now in the
vide $40,000, which Boys & Girls former Yulee middle school. That
Club of America will match, to pro- program serves about 120 children
vide for a year's operation. daily.
The club will be in a rent-free The club is building a new facil-
fenced-in building with a basket- ity, the Miller Freedom Center, on
ball court at 11th and Indigo streets a 13-acre site off CR 107.
that has been provided by the Construction of that facility began
Fernandina Beach Housing July 18. It is expected.to serve 300
Authority. children daily.
The city's Recreation Depart- The Boys & Girls Club of
ment will make the Peck Center Nassau County Foundation has
gym available in the afternoons for raised more than $3.4 million to
Boys & Girls Club use. build the new facility and begin its
Yvonne Thompson, a senior operations. Fund-raising continues
staff instructor at Boys & Girls to support the new Fernandina
Club, will be the Fernandina direc- Beach and Yulee facilities.

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Foundation works to turn

dreams into reality

Kirk Swenson is the new
executive director of the Boys
& Girls Club of Nassau
County Foundation.

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Kirk Swenson, new executive
director for the Boys & Girls Club
of Nassau County Foundation, has
a vision to have satellite clubs
throughout Nassau County.
"Our dream is that one day we
will have enough clubs to serve
1,000 kids each day from one side
of the county to the other," he says.
"Any student who needs an after
school or summer program will
have a place to go."
With action, dreams become
goals, and every goal begins with
a first step. "We have. broken
ground on the new Boys and Girls
facility, to be located on County

Road 107 in Nassauville. The club-
house, 19,000 square feet, will hold
up to 300 kids. Most of the chil-
dren in the B&G are in elemen-
tary school, but there are also
some high school students who
attend," he said.
The foundation is the fund-rais-
ing arm of the club. It is responsi-
ble for raising the money that goes
toward building and maintaining
the new facility. When it is com-
pleted, all club operations will move
from the old Yulee middle school to
the new location.
'This community has been very
good about donating money for
construction of the new clubhouse,
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,2005 NEWS News-Leader

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greed and heartless-
ness of those who
loot and price-gouge
in the wake of major disasters.
And we applaud the many heroes
who have taken risks to save the
lives of victims of Hurricane
Katrina, and those who stand
ready to help financially.
But donors, too, can be victim-
ized by fraudulent "charities."
Charity Navigator is an evaluator
of charities, and offers these sug-
gestions to people who want to
Give to an established charity.
Don't let an unscrupulous charity
take advantage of your goodwill.
Find a charity with a proven track

record of
success with
dealing with
this region
S and this type
S of disaster.
Avoid opera-
tions that
are created specifically to deal
with Hurricane Katrina relief
efforts. Even well-meaning new
organizations aren't likely to have
the ability and the know-how to
make the best use of your dona-
Designate your gift. By doing
this, you will ensure that your
donation will be used for the vic-
tims of this particular disaster.
You may recall that there were a
lot of complaints when it was dis-
covered that the American Red
Cross had used some of the dona-

tions after the Sept. 11, 2001,
tragedy for other charitable pur-
Avoid telemarketers. Be wary
of fund-raisers who pressure you
to make a contribution over the
phone. Don't give out credit-card
information to anyone soliciting
money over the phone for relief
Instead, ask that written infor-
mation about the organization be
mailed to you, and then do your
own research into the group's
reliability. If you then decide to
donate, send the check directly to
the charity, or give through their
Follow up. Take the time to
find a charity you can trust And
be sure to follow up with the
charity in a few months to find
out how your donation was put to

use and if additional support is
needed. Again, I remind you to
tell the charity how you want
your gift to be used.
Here is a list, in alphabetical
order, of highly rated charities
working in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina to help you: American
Red Cross, AmeriCares,
America's Second Harvest,
Brother's Brother Foundation,
Capital Area United Way,
Christian Relief Fund, Church
World Service, Convoy of Hope,
Feed the Children, Food for the
Poor, The Humane Society of the
United States, Mercy Corp,
Operation Blessing International,
PETsMART Charities,
Samaritan's Purse, United Way of
Miami-Dade, World Emergency
Source: Charity Navigator


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Memorial fund
A memorial fund has been
established for the survivors of
Rhonda Honeycutt, the 42-year-
old Fernandina Beach woman
killed in an automobile accident
at Beech and 14th streets on
Aug. 11.
The family is asking for
donations to assist with living
expenses as they no longer
have a place to live and due to
disabling injuries received by
Johnathon Daly (son-in-law),
who is now unable to work.
An account in the name of
Rhonda Daly, daughter of
Rhonda Honeycutt, has been
opened at Bank of America in
Fernandina Beach. The account
number is 005563194911.
Anyone can deposit funds into
the account using the informa-
tion provided.

Alumni award
Bethune-Cookman College
in Daytona Beach will honor
Willie Mae Hardy Ashley of
Fernandina Beach.
Ashley, one
of 100 alumni
selected for
special recog-
nition in cele-
bration of the
college's 100th
will receive the
Alumni Award Ashely
e school's Gateway Classic
Weekend in Jacksonville.
Nominees for the alumni
award were selected based on
their demonstrated dedication
to the school through contribu-
tions and student recruitment
in addition to outstanding per-
formance in professional, civic
. and community endeavors.
Ashley, an author, historian
and retired Nassau County
school teacher, is a native of
Nassau County. In March 2004,
the City of Fernandina Beach
recognized her contributions to
the community by naming the
auditorium of her former alma
mater, Peck High School, the
Willie Mae Hardy Ashley

The Xpress Travel baseball
team will hold a car wash and
garage sale Sept 17 from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at Paul Clark Ford.
Everyone is invited to stop by,
support local youth and see
what treasures they might find.

Gun course
A "Certified Basic Pistol and
Advanced Defensive Tactics
Course" will be held Sept 17
from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge
65 in Nassau County. CWP
Training Certificate included.
The Range Club is accepting
members. Call Gary Belson at
Blood drive
The Florida Georgia Blood
Alliance will hold a blood drive,
hosted by Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, on Sept. 20
from 1-4 p.m. in the hospital
parking lot.
A blood drive hosted by the
Nassau County School Board
will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. Sept. 20.
A blood drive hosted by the
Fernandina Beach community
will be held Sept. 24 in the

Kmart and Winn-Dixie parking
lots from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Diabetes workshop
Beginning Sept 22 and for
seven Thursdays thereafter,
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
will hold a Diabetic Workshop
from 7-8 p.m.
Open to all in the community
who have diabetes or wish to
know about the disease, the
sessions will include a free
membership to the YMCA to
participants for the seven
weeks of the program. The cost
is $25 for the course handbook
and handouts and is payable the
first evening.
Workshop presenters
include the physicians from
Amelia Internal Medicine, who
will focus on medical issues;
Katie Aquino, R.N., who will dis-
cuss nursing care areas such as
foot care and blood sugar moni-
toring; and clinical dietitian
Mary Snyder, who will cover
nutrition. A trainer from the
YMCA will stress the impor-
tance of exercise.
Registration will begin at
6:30 p.m. the first night. All ses-
sions will be held in the dining
room of Amelia Breezes Cafe in
the medical center, located at
1250 South 18th Street,
Fernandina Beach. For informa-
tion, contact Mary Snyder at
Medical benefit
A yard sale, bked goods
and chicken barbecue sale will
be held Sept 24 at the Pirate's
Wood recreation center, 97542
Blackbeards Road, Yulee, to
raise money for the medical
expenses of Davis Guy, the 7-
month-old son of David and
Jackie Guy currently being
treated at Duke University
Hospital for neck and brain can-
The yard sale will be held
from 9 a.m. until... The barbe-
cue starts at 11 a.m. To donate
items for sale, purchase barbe-
cue tickets or contribute
money, contact Cathy Cottrell at
321-1982 or Jim Warren at 277-
Donations may also be made
to the Davis Guy Medical Trust
Fund, PO. Box 345, Yulee, FL

The next AARP Driver
Safety Class scheduled for this
area will be taught on Sept 26
and 27 at First Presbyterian
Church in Fernandina Beach.
The two-day course runs from
8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Total cost is
$10. Class size is limited. Call
261-3837 to register. Drivers,
can save on auto insurance if
they complete the course.

SHIP meeting
The Nassau County Local
Housing Partnership (SHIP)
will meet at 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 at
Branch Banking and Trust,
1699 South 14th St. in
Fernandina Beach.

Depression screening
The community is invited to
participate in a free depression
screening at the Barnabas
Center on 11 South llth.St in
Fernandina Beach on Oct 6
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No
appointment is necessary.
If you have further questions
call 261-7000 and ask for Sonya
or Susan.

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MaVynee Betsch
MaVynee Betsch, christened
Marvyne Elisabeth Betsch and
known as "The Beach Lady," was
born on Jan. 13, 1935, in
Jacksonville. She made her tran-
sition from her home on American
Beach on the morning of Sept 5,
The daughter of John Thomas
Betsch Sr. and Mary Frances
Lewis Betsch, Ms. Betsch was
strongly influenced by her great-
grandfather, A.L. Lewis, whose
legacy she protected and advanced
for 30 years. A. L. Lewis, one of
seven founders of the Afro-
American Life Insurance Company,
was a prominent businessman,
civic leader and philanthropist The
insurance company that he found-
ed, the Afro-American, was the first
insurance company in the state of
Florida, and he became
Jacksonville, Florida's first black,
MaVynee attended public
schools in Jacksonville and
Washington, D.C., and a private
Methodist middle and high school
for girls, Boylan Haven School, in
Jacksonville. She graduated in 1955
with a double major in voice and
piano from the Conservatory at
Oberlin College.
Ms. Betsch went to Europe fol-
lowing her graduation where she
studied voice and sang lead roles
in German State Opera. In 1962,
she returned to Jacksonville and
began to both study and promote
conservation and ,protection.of.the.
environment. 'She nmo'vd to1
American Beach, a place that in
1935 her great-grandfather, A.L.
Lewis, took leadership in pur-
chasing for the "recreation and
relaxation without humiliation" of
; African-Americans during the era
of segregation.
MaVynee Betsch, known as the
unofficial historian of American
Beach, directed much of her pas-
sionate advocacy of the environ-
ment to the preservation of her
beloved beach. Despite her illness,
she enthusiastically carried out
"Black history tours with 'The
Beach Lady'" until three weeks
ago. As a founder of the A.L Lewis
Historical Society, she and her
allies lobbied to place American
Beach on the national register of
historical places, and to make
NaNa, the 60-foot sand dune on

Obituaries are free of charge
up to 450 words in length.
Obituaries of 450-750 words in
length will be $25. Obituaries
exceeding 750 words in length will
-be charged and displayed as paid
advertising at prevailing ad rates. A
repeat publication of a free obituary
will be charged at prevailing ad
Obituaries may contain a listing
of survivors as determined by the
family and a short biography of the

the beach, the property of the
National Park Service. They
worked to protect an old bridge as
a fishing pier, and struggled to pro-
vide a buffer of intact land between
American Beach and development
to the north. She was also an influ-
ential force behind countless other
environmentalist causes. One of
the endangered white whales,
"whale 1151," was named
MaVynee by a biologist who came
to Amelia Island in the 1990's; not
surprisingly, she is known as a par-
ticularly rambunctious female
MaVynee Betsch, "The Beach
Lady," is an icon among environ-
mentalists and a hero to all who
know and love American Beach.
The story of her life and work is
the centerpiece of a book by Russ
Rymer, American Beach: A Saga of
Race and Memory. Articles chron-
icling her deep convictions,
extraordinary courage, razor-sharp
intelligence and impish wit are in
numerous publications including
the New York Times; USA Today;
Essence; Preservation: The
Magazine of the National Trust for
Historic Preservation; Sierra (the
magazine of the Sierra Club);
Coastal Living; and Southern
Living. "The Beach Lady" has also
been featured on CBS and CNN.
The Beach Lady's work will be
carried on by her sister, Dr.
Johnnetta Betsch Cole, president
of Bennett College for Women in
Greensbro, N.C.; brother, Jql
Thomas~ etsch. Jr,. a musician-in
Paris, 'France; an adiVpted sis tv.r,.
Mildred 0. Tucker of Greensboro,
N.C.; niece, Peri Frances Betsch of
Atlanta, Ga.; three nephews, David
K.B. Cole (wife Janet, daughter
Marissa Kritikson), of Tampa;
Aaron A- Cole of Richmond, Va.;
and Ethan Che Cole (wife Dr.
Jennifer Rivers Cole) of Boston,
Mass.; her spiritual daughter, Carol
J. Alexander and her three sons,
Garrett, Gibran and Akeem; other
family members; and her count-
less friends and allies.
At her request, the body of The
Beach Lady will be cremated. Her
indomitable spirit, phenomenal life
and work will be celebrated on
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at sundown
on American Beach and at the Ritz
Theatre in Jacksonville on Sunday,
Oct 23.

deceased's achievements, hobbies
or passions, within the length limits.
We reserve the right to edit obituar-
ies for libel and good taste.
A photograph of the 'eceased
will be included free of charge.
Obituaries are accepted only
from a funeral home or crematory.
Photographs may be provided by
the family.
Deadlines for obituaries and
photographs are noon Tuesday and
noon Thursday for the following
day's newspaper.


The American Cancer
Society Relay for Life fund-rais-
er will be held overnight Nov. 4-
5 starting at 6 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach High School
football field. Teams are form-
ing to raise funds. Events are
listed below.

A yard sale to benefit First
National Bank's American
Cancer Society Relay for Life
team will be held Sept. 17 from
8 a.m. to noon at First National
Bank, 1887 South 14th St. For
more information call 321-0281.
A Sports and Fitness Parking
Lot Sale will be held Sept 17
from 8 a.m. to noon at the
Amelia Wellness Center, 869
Sadler Road, to benefit Amelia
Wellness Center's Relay for Life
team. The team is raising funds
in memory of former member,
Thomas Charles Spalliataos, a
Vietnam veteran who died July
30 of lung cancer secondary to
agent orange exposure.
To donate items for the sale
or for more information, call
Kristen at the Wellness Center,
261-0557. Items may also be

dropped off at the center.
The Relay for ife team
"Contagious Laughers" will hold
a car wash Sept. 17 from 10
a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wal-Mart
Supercenter parking lot. All pro-
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Cancer Society and this year's
Relay For Life. To make a dona-
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call Becky Liddell at 277-8043.

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sense 42,000 means a car's just
broken in now," Gerrity said.
Plus, Gerrity said, special police
equipment in the cars is being
replaced. For example, he said
there are no plans to reuse the
cages that separate officers from
"A cage is not going to deterio-
rate," he said. 'To me, it's a slap in
the face to the taxpayer."
Glisson said if still in good con-
dition the vehicles being t'tir'di
from tlh I'ihKi' tlepirtment will be
recycled to other city depart *tienis.
Of the eight up for reti .nie-nti
thil bui:c veiar, seven\ cl i:'.l. will
go to otherl departments and one
wil remain at the police department
as a backup vehicle, he said,
"It's b ,I K'.all 1,1l.0ll1ll Ptr oL .ti m!
to keep the police department in
ifid% new vehicles," Glissan said.
1 Flh p,,lice dt:..u aaient t...I dw<
vehicle) provider for many other
smaller departments."
City departments that receive
used police department vehicles
include the parks and recreation

SEX Continuedfrom lA
Wednesday. "A few days later he
got back to me and said he's talked
to the chief, and he said there was
nothing to the charges and we don't
have to bring FDLE in."
Mearns said "in hindsight" he
would have pressed for an investi-
gation in 2003 based on the facts
known today. But when the girl,
"the sole witness," denied the sub-
stance of the allegations, "there was
very little to take to FDLE," he said.
An FDLE investigation com-
pleted this year has resulted in
charges against one current and
two former police officers for sexual
activity with the girl in 2002 while
she was a member of the FBPD
Explorers program.
Officer Chris Duffy, who has
been suspended without pay, is
charged with unlawful sexual activ-
ity with a minor, sexual misconduct
and perjury in official proceedings.
Duffy is accused of falsely answer-
ing a question about whether he
met with the girl after she left the
Explorers program.
Former officer James Branning
is charged with unlawful sexual
activity with a minor, official mis-
conduct and tampering with a wit-
ness, victim or informant Branning,
the officer then in charge of the
Explorers program, is accused of
intimidating the girl to write a false
statement denying the accusations.
Former officer Joseph Ramia
has been charged with unlawful
sexual activity with a minor. :,
Rogier said the girl told him.'
aboiifthe aegations tfie spring

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tional costs and maintenance.
However, it hopes to offset most
of the purchase cost with a feder-
al Department of Homeland
Security grant worth about $6 mil-
lion. This would require about a
$2 million match by the county.
That's far less than the county
initially planned to spend when it
declared the issue an emergency in
April 2004 and proposed a 1-cent
sales tax increase to fund a new
That proposal was dropped after
citizens opposing tax increases
besieged commissioners.
Implementation of the Motorola
system is expected to take about
one year.

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department and code enforcement.
Green Cove Springs Police Chief
Gail Russell, formerly a Fernandina
Beach Police officer, said he has
had vehicles with 55,000 miles

But normally, 'We try to roll
them over at no more than 80,000
miles," he said. "... We've replaced
cars as early as 55,000 miles and as
late as 85 or 90,000 miles."
Ruiill'- department does not
have a take-home vehicle policy,
which Fernandina Beach does, but
each .fl il- department's 14 cars is
assigned to two police officers.
Russell said currently a take-home
policy is not in place because
most .t lthe police officers live out-
side the Green Cove Springs city
The Clay County Sheriff's
Office. with a total of 400 vehicles,
including 193 patrol cars, doesn't
have a set-in-stone policy for vehicle
replacement, according to Lt. Mike
Lawrence, who oversees the fleet.
Lawrence said on average patrol
cars are used up to 100,000 miles
and vehicles driven by administra-
tive employees usually run up to

of 2003, and he said he promptly
informed his superiors about them.
Rosier was arrested later in 2003
for sexual misconduct with another
minor in a local hotel room. He was
convicted and lost his job as a police
"I screwed up," Rosier told the
News-Leader a few weeks ago. "I
took responsibility for my screw-
up. They need to take responsibili-
ty for theirs."
Rosier said he believed the girl's
story in 2003 because of her
descriptions of what took place,
and where, and said she backed
off her story because of threats
against her.
"Branning called her and told
her not to talk," he said.
Rosier said he has continued to
counsel the girl and her mother,
but denied doing so because of the
criminal case against him. "It's not
a revenge thing. It's what's right
and what's wrong," he said.
Coe said he was assigned to
interview the girl after the allega-
tions were made in 2003 and she
denied them. "She was adamant
that nothing had occurred," he said.'
Coe said the girl told him "she
had resigned from the (Explorers)
program because of this flurry of
rumors that had gone on." The
Explorers program was disbanded
that spring after rumors circulat-
ed about the girl's sexual relations
with police officers.
Coe said the girl told him she
made the allegations to Rosier
"bie auee 1:pr. in her-words,-
Ab'aihngh.r ,until she aid 'OK,'
yg, islaule'. Bu 'sh 'seid.',

Violations charged
A bidder for the county's radio
system alleges the communica-
tions committee violated an open
meetings law during the bid
A Sept. 12 letter from attor-
ney Robert Boucher on behalf of
M/A Corn and its dealer Williams
Communications alleges the
county did not properly adver-
tise a meeting Aug. 9 when the
communications committee
heard bid presentations. The
county identified the building
where the meeting was to be

125,000. He said replacements are
made largely on a case-by-case
"We replace the oldest cars with
the highest mileage," he said. "At a
certain point in the life of the car,
you start putting more money into
the car for maintenance than the
car is worth."
Baker County Sheriff Joey B.
Dobson said his department
receives $75,000 each year from the
county commissioners to buy vehi-
cles and purchases eight or nine
patrol vehicles under a lease-pur-
chase agreement They're replaced
approximately four years later, or
one year after they've been paid off
Non-patrol vehicles are pur-
chased used, often from an auction,
Dobson said.
"We don't have the cash flow
other departments do," he said."...
We try our best, and we've been
pretty successful, to keep (mileage)
around 100,000 miles."
Green Cove Springs Police, Clay
County, Baker County and Camden
County (Ga.) sheriff's offices all
use Ford Crown Victorias as patrol
vehicles. All except the Clay County

promise you, (now) I'm telling you
the truth'," Coe said.
He said that taped denial, com-
bined with the written statement
denying the allegations, led police
administrators to believe the alle-
gations were false.
Coe said he did make "informal"
contact with FDLE and described
the matter and it was jointly decid-
ed not to pursue it.
Hammond said "if it involves a
serious criminal complaint, we
would call (FDLE) and ask if they
would take it for us."
But "rumors and hearsay, we're
not going to bring anywhere," he
Hammond said FDLE was for-
mally asked to investigate after the
girl changed her story and made
her allegations in a written com-
plaint and interview with
Thompson last August
But, Gerrity said, "It'sinot fair for
our (police) department to investi-
gate itself or common sense."
"These officers needed to be
vindicated, or investigated proper-
ly and, if guilty, punished," he said.
"In the summer of 20031 I asked
Mr. Mearns to bring in FDLE to
investigate the police department.
... That's what they should have
done. And he refused to do it,"
Gerrity said, In hindsight, Gerrity
said, he should have made public
his request of Mearns.'
"In hindsight, had I been aware
of the matter, it most definitely
would have been turned over .to
FDLE," Mearn ; -aid Tuiirsday.
I But, As the sole'itness denied
me mciden, there was verY line t0

held. but not the room.
Nevertheless, the letter says.
M/A Corn reps were present at
the meeting.
Prior to the Nassau County
Commission's vote on the new
radio system Wednesday, County
Attorney Mike Mullin responded
to the allegations and advised the
commission to proceed. He
said he reviewed every aspect of
the committee's meetings
and public notices and found "no
basis in fact" for the allega-

Sheriff's Office whose fleet is
about half Chevrolet Impalas and
half Crown Victorias use the
Crown Victorias almost exclusively,
praising the car's reliability and
'"That's by far the best vehicle,"
Dobson said. "The price is good ...
they seem to need less maintenance
... they've always been our best bet"
Lt. William Terrell of the
Camden County Sheriff's Office
said Camden County Sheriff Bill
Smith also eschews a set policy for
vehicle replacement, preferring to
replace them as necessary.
"There are really no hard and
fast rules," he said, noting that some
patrol vehicles have as many as
175,000 miles. He said most, if not
all, vehicles are run up to at least
100,000 miles.
"A lot of times, if a vehicle is
running fine, we just keep it,"
Terrell said. "We get every mile
and every dollar that we can out of
them ... I mean, you owe that to the
Michael Parnell contributed to
this report.

take to FDLE. However, after the
witness changed her story, the mat-
ter was immediately referred to
FDLE," he said.
"We followed our policies and
it's brought us to where we are
today. Let the court handle it from
here," Hammond said. He declined
to comment on other details of the
case because its a pending criminal
Thompson could not be reached
for comment.
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and the board of directors is very
grateful for that. I also want to
give credit to Patrick Sabadie, the
foundation's board president, and
Bill Gower, leader of our capital
campaign, for all their hard work,"
said Swenson.
'"The foundation's work isn't
going to stop with the completion
of the new building. We will con-
tinue to work toward creating cen-
ters where they are most need-
ed," promised Swenson.
"I can give compelling reasons
for this. At no time in history has
there been so many opportunities
for kids to excel. Conversely, there
have never been so many oppor-
tunities to make poor decisions. In
2002 there were 35 births to
teenage mothers in Nassau
County. Statistically, 30 of those
will live in poverty; over 14 will
be arrested prior to age 18, and
over 25 will not graduate from
high school," he said.
The Boys & Girls Club was
established to help such children
and reduce the number of those
whose lives become a series of
failures, changing the pattern of
poor decision-making that recy-
cles from generation to genera-

"It's not all fun and games at
the club, as some may think," said
Swenson. "That's part of it, but
assistance with homework, role
modeling and other forms of guid-
ance are emphasized. If you
should walk in at 3:30 p.m., after
a short break involving motor
activities, you would see kids with
heads bent over their homework,
and staff members helping. Then
it's back to games and sports."
Swenson is well qualified to
assess the developmental needs of
children. He is a nationally board-
certified behavior analyst, and was
vice president of Community
Impact with the United Way of
Northeast Florida from 1999 to
2005. Prior to that position, he was
director of research and evalua-
tion at Jacksonville's Children's
Commission for four years. He
also worked as a psychologist with
the Florida HRS and as a clinical
psychiatric social worker.
Michael Howell, the former
director of the foundation, now
manages the day-to-day operations
of the club, located at the former
Yulee middle school on US 17,
and will continue this position at
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Planning board rejects

Parkway developments
News-Leader ner of Amelia Island Parkway and
Lynndale Road.
The city's Planning Advisory Townes of Amelia is proposed
Board voted unanimously to be 304 townhouses on 38
Wednesday to deny two compre- acres on the northeast corner of
hensive plan changes for pro- Amelia Island Parkway and Bailey
posed housing developments on Road.
the Amelia Island Parkway. A crowd of opponents pressed
But Fernandina Beach the planning board not to approve
Commissioners are expected to the future land use map changes.
hear those proposed future land Developers of Lynndale Lakes
use map amendments at 6 p.m. sought a change from industrial to
Tuesday, and they could overrule medium density residential and
the planning board. Townes of Amelia developers
Commissioners have over- sought a change from Nassau
ruled the planning board previ- County commercialto Fernandina
ously when considering changes Beach medium density residen-
necessary to allow development of trial.
Lynndale Lakes and Townes of Opponents are concerned
Amelia. about traffic congestion and other
Lynndale Lakes is a proposed consequences from having near-
184-unit condominium complex ly 500 new units of housing along
on 24 acres on the northwest cor- the Parkway.

Church to sell 12 acres

St Michael's Catholic Church
plans to sell to a developer about
12 acres of land off North 15th
Street betweefI Dade Street and
Amelia Circle .
According to iniormationi pro-
vided to parishioners last month,
the church will retain its rectory
and about an acre of land around
it but sell the remainder.
SThe city of Fernandina Beach
has been asked to allow the
church to build a driveway to the

rectory from an unopened por-
tion of North 15th Street. The
driveway to the rectory now
winds from North 17th Street
across the property to be sold.
City staff has recommended
the church pay the estimated
$11,000 cost of constructing the
Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners are expected to consider
the request to open North 15th
Street at their Tuesday meeting.

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County kills public bus plan

Nassau County has officially
put the brakes on a countywide
transit system.
Citing cost concerns and a lack
of feasibility for the project, the
Nassau County Commission voted
unanimously Wednesday to kill
plans for a public bus system which
had been in the works for years.
Following results of a 2000 traf-
fic study paid for by the Florida
Department of Transportation, the
Nassau County Council on Aging
requested funding for a county-
wide transit system to run 12 hours
a day, six days a week.
In 2003, the county was award-
ed a Florida Department of
Transportation grant to pay for

$230,000 of the system's opera-
tional costs and purchased two of
the four buses.
However, by this spring the
project already appeared doomed.
In May, the county commission
took over the project from the
Council on Aging, which said it
could not afford a match for the
grant or the funding necessary to
see the project through.
The county commission dis-
cussed salvaging the project at sev-
eral meetings, but Wednesday
decided it wasn't feasible.
FDOT's grant expires in
December, and even with a six-
month extension the county needs
to come up with more than
$200,000 to match the grant, then
find a way to operate the bus sys-

Log truck accident

injures 2 in Callahan

Two people were injured Wed-
nesday morning in a Callahan acci-
dent involving a log truck and a
Kecia Huckleby, 17, of Hilliard
and Chandler Crumbley, 23, of
Folkston, Ga., were taken by heli-
copter to Shands Jacksonville with
serious injuries, according to Lt.
Bill Leeper of the Florida Highway
Hucldeby is listed in critical con-
dition at Shands; a condition for
Crumbley was not available.

According to Leeper, the log
truck, driven by Mark Masters, 39,
of Folkston, Ga., was traveling
north on US 1 when he attempted
to make a U-turn and go south.
Crumbley was driving a 1985
Chevrolet south on US 1 when he
struck the right side of the log
truck. Neither Huckleby nor
Crumbley was wearing a seatbelt,
Leeper said.
Masters, who was wearing a
seatbelt, was not injured.
The accident occurred about
5:30 a.m. near the Florida/Georgia
state line. Charges are pending,
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Commissioner Marianne
Marshall, a strong supporter of the
project, admitted Wednesday time
had run out.
"We all know this ran into major
issues in February when we
learned it wasn't moving forward,"
she said. "By now this was sup-
posed to have been in operation
for three years. There's just no way
we can address this today."
The county had considered
allowing a for-profit agency to run
the project.
However, Jan Carver of the
Council on Aging said Wednesday
the one proposal from Buccaneer
Transit made no mention of rev-
enue sources or operational costs.
"It's just not worth doing,"
Carver said. "We recommend the
county not move forward."

In addition to killing the project,
the commission voted to return
the two buses to FDOT. The coun-
ty also purchased two buses on its
own, and will decide what to do
with them at a future meeting.
One suggestion was to return at
least one to the Council on Aging's
Care-A-Van program, which
already provides transportation for
elderly and disabled residents.
County Administrator Mike
Mahaney said he would' notify
FDOT that the county won't pur-
sue an extension but may apply for
a new three-year grant in the
However, FDOT representa-
tives have said previously future
grants could be affected if the proj-
ect was scrapped.

Crane Island hearing

postponed to Oct.12

The Nassau County Commis-
sion postponed a long-anticipat-
ed public hearing Wednesday
regarding Crane Island.
The meeting has been
rescheduled for 10 a.m. Oct 12 at
the County Building on Pages
Dairy Road in Yulee.
The commission was to hear
public comments prior to consid-
ering a memorandum of under-
standing with the city of
Fernandina Beach regarding a
controversial development pro-
posal for Crane Island.
The memorandum determines
which agency will control various
aspects of the proposed develop-
ment's application process.
The two commissions will then
vote on the memorandum at sep-
arate public hearings.
Commission Chair Ansley
Acree said Wednesday the coun-
ty decided to postpone its public
hearing at the request of Crane
Island representatives and
because Wednesday's meeting
agenda was too crowded.
"(County Attorney) Mike

Mullin had a meeting with the
Crane Island developers, and they
asked that it be tabled," she said.
"It was also mutually beneficial
for the board, because we had
several additional items on today's
A large crowd was expected
for the public hearing, including
citizens and homeowner groups
opposed to the development.
Dozens of people have attended
joint meetings of the city and
county this summer, even when
they knew there'd be no oppor-
tunity to speak.
Under the memorandum, the
county would decide the density
for the proposed 169-lot, high-
scale development before the city
annexes the property.
Applications for the develop-
ment were also scheduled for con-
sideration by the county's
Planning and Zoning Board this
month. However, that was con-
tinued to the planning'board's
Oct. 4 meeting at the request of
county staff.
That meeting is scheduled for
7 p.m., also at the County Building
in Yulee.


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Candelight service
Hilliard Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 10095 and Ladies
Auxiliary will host a POW/MIA
Candlelight Service at their Post
Home on Eastwood Road,
Hilliard (across from the air-
port) at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.
The community is invited to
participate in this remembrance
service. Light refreshments will
follow the service. Contact Dana
Wine at (904) 845-3668 or Betty
Garver at (904) 879-4581 for
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Confederate sons
The Lt. Edward Johnston,
CSN Sons of Confederate
Veterans will hold muster at 7
p.m. on Sept 19 at The Pig BBQ
in Callahan. It will be a joint
meeting with The Rebecca
Higginbotham Jones Chapter of
the Order of the Confederate
The guest speaker will be
Fred Sanders, Chief Warrant
Officer, U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
who will give a history of the
principal flags of the
Confederacy. Members of the
OCR will also present subjects of
interest regarding life on the
homefront at each meeting.
The public is invited and
more information is available at
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Children's author
Meet children's author Elsa
Cintron at 4 p.m. on Sept.;29 at

the Callahan branch library.
Cintron is the author and
illustrator of Safari Adventure on
the Golf Course: Learning
Animals and Colors in Spanish.
After her program, which will
include reading her book in'
English and Spanish, Cintron
will sign copies of her book. All
are welcome to attend.

Volunteers needed
The Nassau County
Watershed Action Volunteer
(WAV) Program is looking for
people to measure water levels in
stormwater treatment systems in
the Griffin Road area of
Anyone interested in volun-
teering for the WAV stormwater
data collection project or other
volunteer activities may call
Nassau County WAV Coor-dina-
tor Paula Staples at'225-5613.

4-H opportunities
4-H is a community of young
people learning leadership, citi-
zenship and life skills. Nassau
County has a very active 4-H pro-
gram and invites all youth ages
5-18, as well as adults, to become
involved as members or volun- .
teers. There is no charge to join.
Areas of interest include rock-
etry, animal sciences, foods and
nutrition, gardening, sewing and
more. To learn more about join-
ing the Nassau County 4-H pro-
gram, contact the Nassau :
County Extension Service at
(904) 879-1019.

Amelia Book

Island Festival

2005 Schedule

Each autumn, the Amelia Book
Island Festival brings fascinating
authors and events to Northeast
Florida, and the 2005 Festival
is no exception.

* Thursday, September 29
7:30-9 P.M.
Author Chat with Susan Vreeland
Florida House Inn, 20 S. Third St.
510 for Friends of the Library & Members and Friends
of the Book Festival.
* Friday, September 30
9 A.M. -4 P.M.
Just Write It
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Courtyard Complex,
801 Atlantic Ave. 540 for entire day.

* Friday, September 30 and
Saturday, October 1

Sr. Peter's Episcopal Church, Courtyard Complex, 801 Atlantic Ave.
One-on-One Sessions with an Agent,
Editor or Publisher
S20 per session. Sign up in advance.

* Saturday, October 1
9 A.M.- 5:30 P.M.
Author Talks and Programs
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Courtyard Complex, 801 Atlantic Ave.
S20 for entire day.
NOON 1:30 P.M.
Luncheon with Authors
Speakers: Susan Vreeland and David Liss
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, Municipal Auditorium,
2500 Atlantic Ave. $25.

Comcast expands service

to Hilliard and Callahan

Community Newspapers
The towns of Callahan and
Hilliard have adopted franchise
agreements with Comcast, allow-
ing the cable company to offer
more products and services.
The company is in the process
of upgrading its fiber optic net-
work, which should improve sys-
tem reliability and provide higher
picture quality.
Ann Carter Murphy, director
of government affairs for Comcast,
said the enhanced services are of
value to the residents of Callahan
and Hilliard.
"The new digital services will
enhance not only private property,
but commercial property in your
area," she told the Callahan Town
Council at its Sept 6 meeting.
According to a letter sent to its
customers in the area, Comcast
will soon offer high speed Internet,
HDTV service for customers who
own high definition televisions,
video on demand and digital video
recorder service. Additional basic
and digital cable channels will also
be added.
Prices for the enhanced basic
and digital cable services will
change Oct 19. A letter was sent to
all current Comcast customers
announcing a launch date of Oct 4,
but the date was changed because
Comcast was not satisfied with the
success of its customer notifica-


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authors and
in discussions,
and other

The Festival offers many other free events,
programs and parties. For a full schedule, visit
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not only private property, but commercial
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tion mailing.
"We got too many 'return to
sender' and wanted to make sure
all our customers have the 30-day
advance notice," Murphy said.
The new price for basic one
service will be $10.90, a 31-cent
increase. Basic two service will
cost $29.05, a $7.59 increase that
compensates the addition of 27
new channels, including ones such
as Animal Planet, ESPN Classic
and the Outdoor Life Network.
Expanded cable, which includes
both basic one and two services,
will increase to $39.95; a $7.90
Several digital cable packages
will also be available, ranging in

price from $49.90 to $87.40.
Equipment rental fees are an addi-
tional cost
Video on demand is expected to
launch in early 2006.
A Comcast store is opening Oct
10 on A1A in Callahan, where cus-
tomers can talk with a representa-
tive to make changes to their cable
programming. Murphy said the
store will be open Monday through
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the
first month, then Monday through
Friday from 9 am. to 1p.m. as long
as it remains busy, Murphy said.
Comcast also offers free cable
to area schools and Murphy said
the company will soon provide
high speed Internet as well.



Navy League

The next meeting of the
Camden/Kings Bay Council, Navy
League of the United States, will
be held on Sept. 22 at the Clubs of
Kings Bays aboard the Naval
Submarine Base Kings Bay in St
Marys, Ga.
The membership social begins
at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7
The guest speaker will be
Capt. Leo 0. Falardeau, com-
manding officer, Trident Refit
Facility, Naval Submarine Base
Kings Bay.
Falardeau will present an inside
look at the facility, which is the sin-
gle largest employer on the Kings
Bay Submarine Base, with more
than 1,500 civilian and military per-
sonnel charged with keeping the
East Coast Trident submarines in
top fighting condition.
The civilian/military workforce
is recognized as the premier sub-
marine repair team.
For more information and/or
reservations, call Ellen at (912)
729-7327 or visit the Camden/
Kings Bay Council's website at

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,2005/News-Leader

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Let's not be too harsh on Mike Mahaney for the 5-
cent surtax per gallon of gasoline and his threat to dou-
ble the landfill fee to $100 for Nassau County residents.
What with the five months time he spent and the
$100,000 cost to uncover a $14,000 error, he probably
did not have time to consider other perhaps more cre-
ative solutions to county road improvements and the
landfill conundrum. He probably didn't even have
time to read the newspapers and learn about the
price of gas fast approaching $3 a gallon or consider
that the $100,000 he was spending on an inane inves-
tigation was the hard-earned money of taxpayers.
But there could be a redeeming factor in this
snafu. Mahaney and Commissioner Marianne
Marshall could collaborate and publish a book using
Mahaney's voluminous investigative reports and
Marshall's three book binders on the mitigation mys-
tery as background material. The benefits: They will
be too busy to meddle in county government; coun-
ty citizens might learn just what they uncovered; the
book might be a best seller and they could contribute
the proceeds to the people of Nassau County; if ifs not
a best seller we would at least have one new book on
our empty library shelves.
Patricia Fitzgerald
Fernandina Beach

Unfortunately, the young writer that wrote "Not
refugees" in the Sept 7 letters to the editor has been
influenced by some of the talking heads on televi-
sion and not by "Webster's," the trusted dictionary of
Ithe past century. Truly, refugee describes people that
have left New Orleans better than any of the sug-
gested words. There is nothing negative about
"refugee." It is merely a term that means 1)take
refuge, 2)flee to safety, which includes but is not lim-
ited to the fleeing across borders. .
It is sad that over time certain words become polit-
ically incorrect due to people placing meaning on the
words that are not there or intended. We are contin-
ually losing parts of our ability to express thoughts
succinctly due to this move to satisfy the inability of
some to understand the language. Me thinks Mark
Twain would be in trouble in the present day.
Charles Benefield
Fernandina Beach

Acddent free
I read the letter about the city's sign at Eighth and
Lime Streets counting "accident free" days ("Safety is
no accident," Sept 9) and feel the need to respond.
The city of Fernandina Beach has experienced a
dramatic decrease in worker comp insurance rates in
the last two years. Worker comp insurance rates are
based on the number of claims in the previous three
There are two reasons for rate decreases. Number
one is the switch to Waste Management in June of
2003. The sanitation department, because of the
nature of the service it provided, had a high inci-
dence of claims. The second reason, and most impor-
tant, is the formation of the city's safety committee,.
compjrn rfdPtf, emplvi.~es Anyrne involve-d in pro-
moting workplace safety knows thhtawareness is the
most valuable tool in preventing accidents.
I can't think of a better way to build safety aware-
ness than a sign reminding employees of the number
of consecutive "accident free" days. I fully support and
congratulate the initiative of the safety committee,
and look forward to the day when we have a streak of
100 "accident free" days. Keep us informed, and keep
up the safe work! -
Joe Gerrity
City Commissioner
SFernandina Beach

I am writing to share a wonderful story of gen-
erosity with you. Today I stopped at TC Consignment

to pick up some baby blankets and sheets to donate
to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Barbara Kent is the owner, and when I told her
what I was looking for she said to me 'Take whatev-
er you think they need." She gave me some large
garbage bags and we began filling them with baby bot-
tles, baby carriers, blankets, sheets, shoes, under-
garments, clothes, baby tubs, washcloths, towels and
so much more ... her shelves were empty when we
were done! I actually had to go buy more bags! We
filled my van to the tip-top and I dropped everything
off at the Fernandina Beach Fire Department who
were just amazed.
Her generosity literally left me speechless and for
that, I wish to thank her. Her donations will give so
much comfort and support to all those in need -
maybe even a glimmer of hope to those who are in
such despair and with nothing.
She is a truly remarkable woman and I just want-
ed to say thanks.
Patty O'Neill
Fernandina Beach

Not in vain
I would like the citizens of the Yulee area to know
that if all of you had the compassion like one person
has for the hurricane victims, this would truly be a bet-
ter world to live in.
This lady had worked a 7 to 7 night shift and as she
was coming home, she heard over the radio that peo-
ple were giving aid to the firemen and rescue who had
been helping out in the relief efforts.
She called the sheriff's office and asked about
this and he told her he would call the fire station in
After working 12 hours she went from door to
door asking for food to send to them. Everyone was
responsive except one woman who really hurt her feel-
ings by telling her what she was doing was illegal.
She then carried her van full of items to evening
shift at the fire station and the firemen did not know
anything about it until they called their chief.
She came by my house and was really upset
because she felt like what she did was in vain.
I tried to comfort her and told her that her com-
passion and work was not in vain. I know the Lord will
bless her efforts. Thank you and may God bless all
who gave.
Nora Mayes

Got his Irish up
I must say I was taken aback by some of Mr.
Boyle's comments in "Why his Irish eyes are smiling"
(Sept. 2). Mr. Boyle states that "the Irish take pride
in their stereotypical caricature." Trust me, this is not
true as evidenced by the actions of the Ancient Order
of Hibernians, which asked their members to boycott
Hallmark for their tasteless St. Patrick's Day cards
which express the same loutish sentiments. In Ireland
in recent years there have been several public state-
ments of dissatisfaction with Notre Dame's use of
"The Fighting Irish." If they find that distasteful, can
you imagine what they would think of some of Mr.
Boyle's comments? And this from someone who sup-
posedly :hare' their heritage' 7", "
As someone % ho was born and raised in Ireland,
I can assure you that the Irish do care how they are
perceived and depicted -which shouldn't be a surprise
given what they have had to endure over the cen-,
turies. If Mr. Boyle's column ran in an Irish newspa-
per, he would quickly find out that what I'm saying is
The Irish are justly proud of their culture and her-
itage. Nasty ethnic slurs have no place in a society that
respects diversity, as the United States does.
Sean P. Maguire
Fernandina Beach

Set the record straight
We who know Dickie Anderson well feel it neces-
sary to respond to ("Bad taste," Sept. 7).


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Dickie is a humble and compassionate person
who works tirelessly for this community. She is not an
elitist; she would be the first person to offer aid and
comfort in an emergency.
Obviously the letter writer has never met Dickie
and is unaware of her many contributions and attrib-
utes. As her friends, we appreciate and enjoy her
delightful sense of humor. Her wit should not be mis-
interpreted as callousness.
We feel this attack was unfair and just wanted to set
the record straight. '
Sandy Mortensen, Bo McCollum,
MJ. Augspurger, Sally Pope, Mimi Elwell,
Barbara Crisp, Sharon Barlow
Fernandina Beach

Notworth reading
I have to agree with some of the criticism of
Coleman Langshaw. He obviously has a huge problem
with the Bush administration and Republicans. Fine,
I'm not thrilled with them either much of the time. I
could say the same for his party of choice, also. But
the relentless attacks on them are just silly. According
to Coleman, you'd think that they invented cancer,
want babies to die and are just waiting for the right
moment to rip off their clothes to reveal Nazi uniforms
I think this kind of radical political childishness pos-
ing as a "column" in your paper only diminishes it in
the eyes of your readers. As a recently arrived out-
sider, my first impression when I read his columns was
"they must not be able to get anyone sane to write a.
column for what they're paying." Just because you can
put words together in a grammatically cor.zeaL fash-
ion, itdoe-n'r mak-.inht ,n-'rec f'in@W.$Fitr 1 lin
His columns seem aboutas-rational and thoughtful as
any of David Duke's columns.
Bruce Coleman

Worth reading
Thank you for the work of the News-Leader. My
wife and I have been visiting Fernandina since 1998
and are planning to move there next year. We read the
online paper as soon as it is posted and we have been
impressed by.the quality and breadth of the report-
ing. You and your staff have a keen sense of the
important issues of the community and do a good job
of reporting on them. We very much appreciate the
online version as it allows.us to learn more about our
new community. Please keep up the good work.

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PS. You can tell your advertisers that whenever we
are on the island we turn to the News-Leader before
looking anywhere else.
Mike Spino
Columbus, Ohio
Having read the letter "Iraq A Mistake" (Sept 7)
I wish to offer a different point of view: a poem writ-
ten by Edgar A. Guest It was included in the book
America Out of The Ashes published shortly after the
9/11 tragedy.
Guest writes, in part
There are many to cheer when the battle begins,
There are many to shout for the right;
There are many to rail at the world and its sins,
But few have the grit for the fight.
There are thousands to start with a rush for the fray
When the fighting seems easy to do,
But when danger is present and rough is the way,
The few have to see the job through....
We have set out to battle for justice and truth,
We have fearful disasters to meet;
We shall weep for the best of our manliest youth,
We shall suffer the pangs of defeat
But let us stand firm for the cause that we plead,
Let the many be brave with the few;
The cry of the quitter let none of us heed
Till we've done what we started to do.
Thankfully not all of us in America feel we should
"tuck our tails."
Ken Reece
S, Fernandina Beach
Kindness appreciated .
With the devastation of Katrina my family lost
everything and I lost the city I call home. What we did
find was the kindness and generosity of the people of
I would like to thank everyone who embraced my
family during such a difficult time. To my "A" Team
nurses in the emergency department at Baptist
Medical Center, the doctors, my co-workers in reg-
istration and all Baptist Medical Center Nassau
employees, to my husband's co-workers at Atlantic
Marine and to the most wonderful neighbors in Ocean
Landing and to our special group of friends.
Thank you to complete strangers.
Scott and Sue Stewart
Fernandina Beach

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a magic city

W hen the music died in New Orleans, a
piece of my heart went with it
Beyond the shock and deep sorrow I
felt for Katrina's victims, I also felt a
personal sense of loss. Of the Gulf Coast cities
crushed by Katrina's fury, I cannot help but focus
on New Orleans, because I knew it best
New Orleans became my Magic City when I
first saw it through the eyes of a love-struck bride
almost four decades ago. It was a far cry from
Cleveland, Tenn., where I had lived for 12 years
before I met John. Other
S.......than manufacturing head-
quarters, that little city
ru offered little more than nat-
ural beauty. The only public
restaurant at that time
offered uninspired grub .
served by a stout elderly
woman with strangely jet-
black hair, heavy rouge and
a dour expression.
/ :New Orleans was a dif-
SW ferent world. My well-tray-
Alice Walsh eled groom enjoyed intro-
*** -. during me to the unique
NEWSROOUI cuisine of that city. I tried ..
my first snails, served with
VIEWS herb-and-garlic butter.
sauce, at Antoine's.
Breakfast at Brennon's was scrumptious and ele-
gant. In contrast, on some mornings, we munched
on warm, sugar-dusted beignets at the Farmer's
Market washed down with chicory-laced coffee. I
remember the sweet children from a nearby
parochial school, dressed in spiffy navy and white
uniforms, who chatted with us as they enjoyed
their breakfast treat.
What a special city! We sipped Hurricanes at
Pat O'Brien's and found that like the drink's name-
sake, one was more than enough. On some
evenings we sat on benches in a cozy room in the
French Quarter, tapping our feet in the sawdust as
we listened to jazz in the birthplace of the Blues.
John smiled in amusement at me as I averted
my eyes from the tawdry side of life when we took
an evening stroll down Bourbon Street Daylight
brought out the artists with their"easels in
Jackson Square, and we joined the daily worship-
pers in prayer at the splendid St. Louis Cathedral.
We quietly watched, in amazement, the optimism
and spirit of a troupe of mourners turned cele-
brants as they marched from a cemetery where
they had laid a good man to eternal rest; the
lively strains of "When The Saints come Marching
In," played on trumpets, acknowledged their faith
and hope.
I don't even begin to search for a "reason" for
the recent disaster. That is well beyond my ken.
But I firmly believe that a benevolent God can
bring good out of the miseries that befall us in this
life. And often He accomplishes this through the
caring and generous hands of His children.
In spite of tares among the wheat on televi-
sion we witnessed in anger and distress the
depravity opportunists Americans in great
numbers have rallied to serve the suffering. When
push comes to shove, we are there a strong peo-
ple when we unite to tackle a huge job.
The magic city is gone, but I prayfully hope
that the evacuees will keep some of that magic
in their hearts. I hope that when the terrible
wounds begin to heal, that spirit will survive. As
delightful as New Orleans was, it is the people, not
the buildings, that made it so. We saw them at
their worst recently, in panic, fear, anger, despair.
But with the help of fellow Americans, and faith,
they will laugh again, sing a new song, and carry
the special gifts of that culture with them to a new
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Development vs. our environment

A friend recently provided me with an article
from the Florida Journal (affiliated with
the Wall Street Journal) relating to
Fernandina Beach, and if I hadn't seen the
date at the top of the page, I would have assumed it
was a recent edition. The title was, "Beach Town
Struggles with Sudden Popularity," and had the fol-
lowing points:
"If a ship had been run the way this town has
been run, it would sink."
"Looking at a barren 10-acre strip near the
shore where a home-building company two months
ago knocked down 10 acres of tall trees and flat-
tened several of the area's cherished dunes," a sit-
ting commissioner said, "I'm aghast at what has hap-
pened here, and (the city) abetted it"
'The city manager and the head of the building
department have been fired, and two subordinates
have been transferred to jobs that don't involve con-
struction permits which were issued for the now- ,
controversial removal of the trees and dunes."
"The new interim city manager ... is moving to
abolish the Building Department altogether in favor
of a Community Development Department"
"Making (development) fit into our pristine
environment beaches, waterways, and lush vege-
tation wasn't a priority. But it will be now," said the
new manager.
And when do you think that article was originally
published? Would you believe Aug. 16, 1995, over 10
years ago?
For me it brings back much more recent memo-
ries such as the historic homes that were torn down
in the historic district (with city-issued permits), the
clear-cutting of hundreds of trees behind the old car

dealership on Sadler Road
(with city-issued permits) and
the three oversized homes
built on South Fletcher Avenue
(with city-issued permits).
When the 1995 article was
written the population of
Fernandina Beach was only
9,500, and the city budget was
$21 million. Both have grown
dramatically since that time.
Mike Boyle There were no Hampton Inns
or Best Western Hotels, and the
.' franchise food outlets were lim-
WAIT A ited to fast-food brands along,
MINUTE South Eighth Street. The article
goes on to say, "The residential
subdivision had also been a fair-
ly foreign concept (up to that time)." Well, they can't
say that any more.
Today I don't have the slightest idea as to how
many residential subdivisions now dot both the city
and the rest of Amelia Island. But if the, last 10 years
brought accelerated growth, the next couple of
years will probably match it.
On the south side of the city, along the Amelia
Island Parkway, there are numerous "residential
subdivisions" which are on the drawing boards
awaiting city approval. There are "a few units here,"
and "a few units there," and when looked at individ-
ually, they are not particularly alarming. But when
all are built and annexed into the city, they will add
hundreds of housing units, which in turn will add
hundreds of cars to our streets and highways, and
hundreds of children to our schools.

And if past experience is any predictor of future
performance, you can expect to see most of the
trees in that area cut down and replaced with city-
approved landscaping consisting of small bushes
and an occasional palm tree.
As a fairly recent arrival, I can still clearly
remember the first time I drove across the Shave
Bridge, turned right onto the Parkway and made my
way to the south end of the island. My wife and I
were impressed with the wide green swales, the
lush forests on both sides of the road and the tree
canopy that covered Buccaneer Trail like an
Since that first ride, we have covered that same
route hundreds of times, and it is a rare occasion
that one of us doesn't look around and remark how
beautiful that portion of the Parkway still is. That
observation is usually followed by the wistful ques-
tion, "How much longer do you think it will be like
this, before all of this is gone, and it's wall-to-wall
houses from the Shave Bridge to the Plantation?" It
is, of course, a rhetorical question since it's a fore-
gone conclusion that it will happen, we just don't
know when.
When I think of this I am drawn back to that
one comment from the city manager in the 1995
article, "Making (development) fit into our pristine
environment beaches, waterways, and lush
vegetation wasn't a priority. But it will be now."
We'll see.
Let's hope the next 10 years are better than the .
last 10 in reaching that goal.
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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A call to action in Katrina's wake

hurricane Katrina has shocked America. For
us in Nassau County it is particularly pro-
found. We now know inescapably that
"once in 100 years" could be this year, or
next. Category 3 Hurricane Dora did immense dam-
age to Jacksonville in 1964. Our barrier island could
be overwhelmed by storm surge from a Category 3
storm hitting just to our south. A Category 4 or 5
storm would leave our coastal area looking like
We also now know that the federal government is
not prepared for catastrophe. That must change. But
the first, and most critical, burden of planning, execu-
tion and responsibility falls to local officials. Do we
have the good sense and the.collective will to act
responsibly now? .
The lessons of Katrina are legion. We must review
our preparations and fast Some steps are patently
obvious: Call mandatory evacuations early, plan
specifically for the evacuation of those without the
vehicles or means to evacuate, keep real-time lists of
special needs citizens with specific steps of how to
protect their health and lives.
Other issues are more difficult to address. We
need a national dialogue on what sort of country we
are. Is it acceptable for a major and beloved
American city.to have 30 percent poverty and 50,000
families without personal access to the resources
needed to leave? We saw more than one national dis-
grace over the past two weeks.
There is another, particularly critical lesson for us.
We have seen satellite pictures of the changes over
time in the topography of the Gulf Coast Experts
agree that the development and erosion of marshes
and wetlands worsened the effects of Katrina. The

The experience ofKatrina may con-
firm the wisdom ofthose who have
been skeptical in the past of major
development on Crane Island.

necessary drainage area had been badly compro-
mised. A National Geographic article last October
highlighted the loss of barrier islands' marshlands as
a clear sign that the Louisiana/Mississippi coast was
becoming increasingly vulnerable to a major hurri-
cane. We are reminded of the incalculable and irre-
placeable value of our own marshlands.
Our disaster preparedness officials must grapple
with evacuation and disaster relief plans for the here
and now. Our city and county elected officials must
focus on the future when disaster, sooner or later, is
sure to strike. This is the time for creative foresight
and real leadership. Special interests and business as
usual must wait.
We all strongly support reasonable development,
the lifeblood of our community. But it is the responsi-
bility of those entrusted to govern us to ensure that,
development is both "safe and proper," in accordance
with Florida law. As a minimum, development cannot
be allowed to outstrip the capacity of our road net-
work to evacuate our citizens on short notice a
grave and growing danger. Also, our precious natural
heritage of wetlands and marshes must be treasured
for our safety as well as for our aesthetic pleasure.
So let's take a timeout before we develop any
more marshland or low-lying areas. We need to look

more carefully at the carrying capacity of the island,
our infrastructure needs', and new access and evacua-
tions routes to ease pressure on Florida AIA.
The proposed development of Crane Island is a
prime example of a project that must be carefully
reexamined in light of this lesson on coastal vulnera-
bility. Higher density development of Crane Island
has been turned down by state and county officials
six times in 14 years. According to a 1997 Florida
Department of Environmental Protection report
"During major storm events, serious flooding is likely
to occur" on the island, which rises no more than 10
feet above sea level.
The Storm Surge Atlas for Nassau County sas
Crane Island would likely be entirely inundated by
even a Category 1 storm as water accumulated and
then receded on the west side of Amelia Island. And
that is in its current undeveloped state. The experi-
ence of Katrina may confirm the wisdom of those
who have been skeptical in the past of major develop-
ment on Crane Island. All alternatives must be care-
fully explored. This decision is much more important
for the future safety of our fragile island than any of
us realized two weeks ago.
Enormous responsibility comes with the privilege
of public service. Our public officials' first priority
must be to ensure that our citizens are as safe as they
can be from the threats we face. We need wisdom
and foresight now, not recriminations after the storm
strikes here.
Let's put first things first and get started on the
task at hand.
Gerri Chester, chairperson of the Nassau County
Democratic Executive Committee, is a retired attorney
and Foreign Service Officer




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or call Heather at the News-
Leader at 261-3696.
Amelia Cruizers Car
Club meets at 7 p.m. on the
second Tuesday'of each
month. Cruise-In every other
Friday at 5 p.m.
Amelia Island
Genealogical Society meets
third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Location varies. Contact:
Myrtle Holmes (904) 879-7341
Amelia Island Quilters
Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. on
the first Thursday of the month
from September-June at
Fernandina Beach Womans
Club. Contact: Marcia
Gramzow 277-0883 or
*The Amelia Island
Sailing Club meets the first
Tuesday of the month at the
Kraft Athletic Club. Social hour
starts at 6:30 p.m. and the
meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
Contact Roger Henderson
(Vice Commodore) at 753-
2260 or Hanko Rosenblad
(Commodore) at 491-1300 or
visit www.ameliaislandsail
Amelia Masonic Lodge
#47 meets the second and
fourth Tuesday of every month
at 7:30 p.m. at 1101 S. 14th St.
in Fernandina Beach. John
Martin 261-9015 or visit
American Cancer
Society offers assistance to
cancer patients through the
Cancer Resource Center locat-
ed at First Coast Oncology in
Fernandina Beach. Resources
include patient education
materials, breast prosthesis,
wigs and turbans. Call
Margaret at 277-2700
American Cancer
Society needs volunteers in
Nassau County to transport
patients to and from local treat-
ment centers and physicians'
offices. Volunteers are also
needed to staff the local can-
cer resource center at First
Coast Oncology in Fernandina
Beach. Call 249-0022.
American Legion Post
54 bar hours of operation are
noon to midnight Monday
through Saturday. The post
meets on first Monday of the
month. Call 225-0958.
Barnabas Center has
opened an office on the west
side of the county at the
Hilliard adult education building
on Ohio Street across from
Hilliard Elementary. Office
hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday. Churches, civic
groups, businesses and indi-
viduals are asked to support
this worthy charity. For infor-
mation, call 261-7000 Monday
through Thursday or 845-4999
on Monday only.
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 of
Amelia Island offers support,
education and friendship to all
breast cancer survivors. Meets
every first Wednesday at 5:30
p.m. at First Coast Community
Bank, 1750 S. 14th Street. Call .
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First Baptist homecoming Sept. 25
Pastor Jeff Overton writes from the Shepherd's to be a part of our 2005-6
Staff "This month (Sept. 25), we will gather Faith Commit-ment Missions
together as the body of Christ here at First Baptist offering. Last Sunday you
Church, 416 Alachua Street, downtown were a part of over $290,000
Fernandina Beach, to celebrate homecoming! It that was pledged to be given
will be a glorious day with Allen Asbury in concert to missions throughout the
and the wonderful dinner on the grounds. As I next 12 months. Mission .
think about that day, I can't help but reflect back trips are being developed fbr
to those wonderful forefathers who had the vision, China, Senegal, Eastern
courage and determination to establish this Europe, New Brunswick,
church and to set out on the mission to which God Hilda N.J., Eastern Nebraska and
had called them. It had to be rather frightening to Higginbotham Fairbanks, Alaska.
set out buying property, building the house of wor- H g "Further opportunities for
ship. Yet in the face of these fears, they diligently *** service are being developed
went about winning the lost, growing a congrega- II.DA'S for the local area prisons,
tion and being faithful to God's call upon their EA RABOLrT special-event missions in
lives. As we celebrate this time of homecoming, Daytona Beach, the ports of
we must address the issues that God has called us Jackson-ville and local oppor-
to take the baton of our forefathers and be willing tunities to share the Gospel during special events
to follow the vision God has placed before us with through water distribution. You may give at your
courage and determination. I realize this mission pace. If you have questions about how to give your
will require great faith, but let me remind you that Faith Commitment Missions offering, please con-
we need not look past those who have come tact me at the church (879-2172)."
before us to see that God rewards great faith! From the pastor's heart, Rev. Jackie Hayes of
"I like the way Corrie Ten Boom put it. 'Never Springhill Baptist Church writes: "I returned fully
be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known rested and eternally grateful for the month sabbat-
God.' I don't know what the future holds, but I do ical you gave to me. Well, for the first time in many
know the One who holds it As we celebrate the years I feel relaxed and restored. In fact, my first
faithfulness of previous generations who have day back (Aug. 29) was a good day of getting back
trusted unknown futures to our known God, may in the flow of Springhill life.
we follow their example and God's call with a giant "I am anxious to share some of the things I
step of faith. 'Hand in hand' together, walking with rediscovered during this time away. In fact, my
our Lord, we will see His vision become our reali- plan is to share this in a brief series I am calling
ty! No 8 a.m. service or 6:30 p.m. service on home- 'Living a Godward Life.' I will begin this on the
coming Sunday." first Sunday of September and carry on as long as
The Rev. Mike Reed had this to say, "We have he gives me something to say. I could not believe
Allen Asbury coming to lead us in what will surely just how distant my heart had become in relation-
be a tremendous worship concert! We booked ship to His. So, most of the month was spent just
Allen over a year ago, and have been excited ever listening and trying to realign myself to where He
since about his coming!" Enter his gates with was and what He was saying to me. I hope you will
thanksgiving! Enter his courts with praise! plan to join me in this time of reflection and shar-
Friday Night Live was Sept. 3 with Wordless ing. It is always a good thing when we are involved
Praise Band from River Road. Speaker was Hal in local efforts to touch our community with the
McIntosh at Gray Gables Baptist Church. love of Jesus. My first Sunday back, I will fill a
Senior adult conclave will be held at the Blue baby bottle with money so I can be a part of what
Springs Baptist Conference Center Sept. 19-21. God is doing through the Greater Nassau
Cost is $100 per person (double occupancy). Women's Services. A great ministry and a great
Deadline to sign up and pay was Sept. 7. See the way to involve each of us in sharing the heart of
pastor if you have any questions. "Fuel" Started Jesus with those in need.
Sept 4 at 6 p.m. in the youth building. "Joan Sullenger is leading our pre-school min-
From Blackrock Baptist Church's "The Bea- istry. She is building on the foundations of those
con," longtime pastor Frank Camarotti has much who have led before her. She is gifted and more
to pass on to their readers: "Oct. 1 starts the new than capable in this arena of ministry. But, she
church year. The nominating co~mmitthaeen .--can't do it alone Please give your heart and time
selking Gud's'will to fill all the ministry positions h' th ri-.: ijoh ln ,-der mini .ry in our church.
in the church. The finances committee also has Please continue to pray for me! The verse for my
been busy about putting together a budget that life is coming true. (Philippians 1:6)."
will meet the needs of those ministries. Many of The Rev. Bruce Jones, pastor of Memorial
our new members have commented that they wish United Methodist Church, 601 Centre Street,
they had been here when we were building our Fernandina Beach, reflects on "The End of the
new sanctuary, with the excitement and anticipa- World." "I must tell you, I have enjoyed the feed-
tion of seeing God at work in building His church. back I have received about my current sermon
"My comment to them and to all members is, 'I series. Some of you have agreed with my mes-
believe even greater days are ahead of us at sages, some of you haven't But the best thing is
Blackrock Baptist Church. You haven't seen any- that many, many of you have opened your Bibles
thing yet!' My prayer for our church is that every and examined the evidence for yourself. As far as I
member be a participator, not spectator in the am concerned, that is the highest goal for any ser-
building and furthering God's Kingdom for the mon. Would that all of my sermons would lead us
glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. In almost 21 years to open the scriptures and dig deeper. Some of
as the pastor of this church, I am more excited you noted that I failed to mention the upcoming
than ever about the ministry here! topic for this week's sermon. Oops! Sorry about
"Let me encourage you to be at our that! The title of this Sunday's sermon was 'When
Stewardship Banquet today at 7 p.m. at the Will It Happen?' And just in case you were won-
Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach. The during, I know when it is going to happen! Really."
finance committee will present the recommended "Growing Through Adversity," reflected by the
budget for next year. There will be a meal provid- Rev. Conrad Sharps, senior pastor of First
ed, singing and drama. The theme is 'Stepping Presbyterian Church, 9 North Sixth Street, our
Into the Future.' It will be a fun night and I believe city: A minister woke up one morning on the
the Jetsons of TV fame are planning to be there." wrong side of the bed. First of all, his alarm didn't
The "Shoe Box Ministry Wrapping Party" at go off! Then he cut himself shaving, burned his
Amelia Baptist Church was held Aug. 27. They toast, couldn't find his briefcase and spilled coffee
had over 200 shoe boxes to wrap, thanks to on his sermon notes! But to top it all off, on his
Partin's Shoe Store! A lot of help was needed to way to church, he was stopped for speeding!
get the job done. This is a mission project each While the police officer was writing him a ticket,
year and Diane Haddock takes the lead! the minister growled and said, "What a day! What
The dedication of Amelia's new building was else could go wrong?"
scheduled for July 31 during their morning wor- The officer just smiled and said, "I understand,
ship service. Their choir began rehearsals for buddy. I used to have days like that all the time -
their Christmas music on Aug. 27. New choir before I became a Christian."
members are welcome to join. Call Pam Helton. God's desire is that we grow through adversity,
To all who pledged to give to the 2005-6 Faith that our characters be strengthened and, when
Commitment Missions Offering, from Clifford necessary, be renewed.
Ryan, First Baptist Church, Callahan. "How to give "May Our Great Heavenly Father continue to
your offering: Thank you so much for your desire watch over us and keep us in His loving care."

House tour benefits

Barnabas Center

The Barnabas Crisis Center
will host its second annual House
of Possibilities from Nov. 2-6 in
Amelia Park. Brylen Homes has
offered its "Charleston" model to
showcase the talents of local dec-
orators. Each firm will decorate
one room or area, using items
selected from the Barnabas
Center's New to You shop. This
year's participants include Abso-
lute Fabrics, Inc./New River
Ventures, Craven Design Group,
Designs of the Interior (St. Johns
Center), Julia's Interiors, Rana's
Touch, Rowland's Upholstery
and Starfish Design.
Tour hours will be 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, with Sunday hours
from noon until 5 p.m. Lunch by
KP's Delicatessen will be avail-
able from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
each day, with dessert and coffee
after 2 p.m. Dinner will be avail-
able from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, with beer and wine
available. Guests may purchase
items from the New to You
Treasure Tent.
Tickets to tour the house are
$15, and may be purchased from

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to You,
Designs of
the Interior,
Front and
Centre, Golf
Club of
Lauren Lowe Amelia
Barry Island,
... Latitudes and
the Amelia
PLANTAIONl Island Club's
NEWSh Ocean
261-6161 Clubhouse
for its mem-
bers. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Group sales are 10 tickets for
$100 in advance. Raffle tickets
for the $4,000, 1.5 carat diamond
pendant will be $20 each or three
for $50. Fran Shea, chairman of
this year's event, said, "We hope
for a huge success again this
year, so the Barnabas Crisis
Center can continue to help
Nassau County families in need.
One door closes. Another door
opens. See the possibilities."
Contact Susan Holden-Dodge at
261-7000 or Shea at 491-0774.


Phillip J. English of
Fernandina Beach accepted
membership in The National
Society of Collegiate Scholars.
English will be honored during a
campus ceremony in the fall at
The University of Alabama.
NSCS is a highly selective,
national, nonprofit honors organ-
"NSCS provides the opportu-
nity for~tdents,Jike Phfilip, to
be recognized for theiroutstand-
ing achievements early intheir.
college experience," said Steve

Loflin, NSCS executive director
and founder.
NSCS, a member of the
Association of College Honor
Societies, is the nation's only
honors organization offering
membership to first- and second-
year college students. The socie-
ty recognizes outstanding aca-
demic achievement. NSCS offers
students exclusive access to
scholashiips, career resources
and leadership opportunities.
Membership is by invitation only,
based on grade point average.


The children and grandchil-
dren of Linda and George
"Docky" Blake of Yulee proudly
announce the 50th wedding
anniversary of their parents and
Linda and Docky are from
Camden County, Ga., and are
graduates of Camden County
High School. They were married
on Sept. 11, 1955, at the First
Baptist Church of Woodbine, Ga.
Linda is the daughter of
Lavern Watson and the late
Douglas Watson. Docky is the
son of the late Edwin and Pearl
A family and friends reception
was given in their honor by their
children and grandchildren at

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the Fernandina Beach Woman's


Jennifer and Matt Purvis of
Jacksonville announce the birth
of a son, Matthew David Purvis
Jr., born Aug. 18, 2005, at St.
Vincents Medical Center.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,2005/News-Leader


Commit to stability in life and to seeking God where you are

H e sat in my office and
with great sadness
detailed a litany of
issues that weighed him
down. Leaning over his knees
with his head in his hands, the
only solution he could propose
was moving and starting over.
Haven't we all been there?
Faced with problems for which
there seems to be no solution? I
tried to counsel the young man in
my office by sharing something
from the Rule of St. Benedict.
Even though I have not been
raised in the monastic tradition I
think the spiritual insight of St.
Benedict is very enlightening for
all Christians in these matters of
discernment Benedict required

of his monks
loci" or the
vow of stabil-
ity. Since
S each
< 6 "'- Benedictine
monastery is
S. independent,
Conrad knew the
Sharps temptation to
_... .. move from
location to
PULPIT location. He
NOTES also kner
the benefits
of stability: putting down roots,
committing ourselves not simply
to a place but to a community of

faith, mutual forbearance, trust
and affection. Stability is a place
(mindset) where God calls us to
look beyond our passing tribula-
tions and attitudes and thereby
through fidelity to Jesus Christ
and one another, give glory to
Often times in life it is the
very place of our struggles where
we discover God. Remember
Jacob's dream at Bethel when the
Lord gave his promised blessing
atop a stairway (or ladder) that
descended from heaven: "When
Jacob awoke from his sleep, he
thought, 'Surely the Lord is in this
place, and I was not aware of it."
(Genesis 28:16)
Despite all he faced, Jacob

realized the presence of God in
his life God is to be found wher-
ever the faithful stay or journey,
but it takes discipline, patience
and spiritual insight to discern
the presence of the divine in all
places and in all issues. Stability
is a discipline because it chal-
lenges us to commit ourselves to
discerning God in what confronts
and confounds us in life and in
our relationships with others. It
forces us to recognize that our
true identity is to be found nei-
ther in advancement nor in sim-
ply moving to what appears better
at the time. I'm not talking about
mere geographic stability a
commitment to spend our entire
life in one community. That chal-

lenge is for those called to
monasticism. But what can we
learn from their example?
All too often in life we give up
and move on far too quickly
because we fail to discern the
presence of God, the work of the
Holy Spirit, or the grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ. We cannot
always avoid change but let us
ask what is God at work doing in
our world and in our relation-
ships with others? Stability urges
us to remain true to our commit-
ments and to seek the presence
of God in all things.
Stability is a way of life that
urges us to commit ourselves to
seeking God where we are con-
fronting our fears, our frustra-

tions and our own shortcomings
and discerning the leading of the
Holy Spirit. It is to joyfully
acknowledge the words of Paul to
Timothy: "Here is a trustworthy
saying: If we died with him, we
will also live with him; if we
endure, we will also reign with
him. (2 Timothy
Where do you find yourself
today? Perhaps God would have
you to endure your difficulties in
order to discern his presence
through the benefits of spiritual
stability, and in this humble way,
give glory to God.
The Rev. Conrad C. Sharps is
pastor of First Presbyterian Church
in Fernandina Beach.


Fish Fryand
prayer service
The Mt. Olive Historic
Restoration Society Inc. will spon-
sor a Friday Fish Fry at 4 p.m.
today on the grounds of historic
Little Mt Olive Baptist Church in
Nassauville (next door to the fire
station). The fish fry will be fol-
lowed by a 7 p.m. prayer service
at the church. The Gullah/
Geechee Cultural Heritage
Committee of Northeast Florida

will lead the service to remember
people in the Gulf Coast and
around the world who are hurting
and in need due to natural disas-
ters. The committee will accept
donations, of supplies only, for
victims of Hurricane Katrina. The
committee will also share plans
for Gullah/Geechee Cultural
Heritage Weekend beginning
Sept. 30. The celebration will cul-
minate on Oct 2 at American
Beach with Worship by the Sea, a
service of spiritual healing and
renewal, which will be led by
Queen Quet, Marquetta
Goodwine, Chieftess of the
Gullah/Geechee Nation and dedi-
cated to the memory of MaVynee
Betsch, the Beach Lady.

Church barbecue
The Miracle Faith Church of
God Men's Fellowship will sell
barbecue rib and chicken dinners
and sandwiches from 10:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. on Sept17. 17. Dinners
include ribs or chicken. collard ..
green and potato salad. For ":
more information contact Sister
Estella Green at 261-7374; Bishop
Willie Franklin at 548-0046 or call
the church at 277-7853.

Youth entertainment
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St. in Fernandina
Beach, will host a youth extrava-
ganza featuring rapper and artist


Amelia Baptist Church's "Celebrating God's Gifts" event raised $1,386 for disaster relief for the
victims of Hurricane Katrina. The event began as a fund-raiser for the Allegiance Youth Choir's
next mission project. The choir decided to give donations from the concert portion of the event
to help those who have been devastated by the disaster. Amelia Baptist will host a prayer service
for the victims of Katrina at 5 p.m. today. For more information call 261-9527.

D.J. and Black Light, young men
dedicated to the hearts and souls
of the new generation of young
men and women who are looking
for more meaning life.
Hear the word of life that
thrills the soul and brightens the
spirit on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.
Call 261-6448 and ask for
Pastor Ed for more information.

Church speaker
Todd Levin will be minister
at Abundant. Lfe 'Ghristiafi---' '-
Chuilflfdi Sefpt 18 lO0.f
Levin has been a missionary,
Bible teacher and an Evangelist.
He travels throughout the United
States and the world teaching and
preaching the Gospel of Good
All are welcome. Abundant
Life Christian Church is located
at 1243 S. Eighth St. For more
information call 491-8424 or (904)

'The Warning
Oceanway Assembly of God in
Jacksonville presents "The
Warning," a dramatization of
heaven and hell, at 6 p.m. on
Sept. 18 and 25 and 7 p.m. on
Sept. 21, 22 and 23. Due to the
graphic nature, not suitable for
children under the age of 10.
Childcare is provided. For infor-

nation, contact the church office
at (904) 751-0552. Oceanway
Assembly of God is located at the
corner of 1-295 and North Main
Street next to McDonald's.

Women's Bible study
Women seeking an evening
interdenominational Bible study
are invited to join Community


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S9:15 a.mn.
(Nursery Provided)
Adult Education Classes 10:30am
lajithaf11Ch/,e Amelia Island Plantation main gate

Bible Study Monday evenings
through May 8 for the Study of
Romans from 7-8:30 p.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth
St., Fernandina Beach. Class
started Sept. 12.
Registration is $20 and you
may call Nancie at 261-8507 or
Sandy at 261-6498 for more infor-
Community Bible Study is an
interdenominational, non-profit
Bible study organization, head-
quartered in Herndon, Va., with
almost 600 classes in the U.S. and
four classes on Amelia Island.

New ministries
Two new Christian ministries
have begun in Fernandina Beach.
Covenant Community Church
and the Apostolic Dimensions
Training Institute are both locat-
ed at 1124 Hickory St.
The institute, under the aus-
pices of Faith Bible College in
Baltimore, Md., will offer the fol-
lowing courses: certificate of bib-
lical studies, certificate of pas-
toral counseling, ministerial
diploma and associate in biblical
In addition the institute will
offer coursework toward bache-
lors, masters and doctorate
degrees in specialized fields.
Classes will meet on Monday

For information call 277-1944
or toll-free 888-277-1944

Parish mission
St. Michael's parish invites the
community to its Parish Mission
at 7 p.m. Sunday through
Wednesday, Sept. 25-28, at 505
Broome St.
Father Rudolph Papes will be
at all Masses and will conduct the
mission for St. Michael's Parish.
Bring your friends and family. For
information call 261-3472.

Contemporary service
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church holds a Contemporary
Praise worship service the first,
third and fifth Sunday of each
month. The service is a full wor-
ship service with Holy Com-
munion at each service featuring
the praise band. All are welcome.
In addition, the first Sunday of
each month will be followed by a
time of healing prayer.
For information please call the
church at 261-6306.
To add or change an announce-:
ment in Church Notes, send mail
to Church Notes, c/o News-Leader,
511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034, send e-mail to
sperry@Jbnewsleadercom (use
"Church Notes" in the subject line)
or call Sidn Perry at 261-3696.

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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
2600 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach
Worship & Communion
8:00 & 10:30 AM
Healing Service
7 00 PM
First & Third Sundays
Cori nimiorarv Pr ~.-. Worsnip Service
6 00 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd..V ulee
Pastor Frank Camarotti
Sunday School 9:45
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 11:00 i h.iar.-r, r.,rri:hI
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided

519 N. 14th St. 261-0422
Pastor Randy Elrod
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Meeting 6:30 pm

cr Bailey Road
Church of God
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Dr lamLc D Chamberlain
Senior Pastor
Sunday, Morning \orship 10:3?0am
Sunday School 9 30amf
Sundj\ Night Celebrajion
Last Sunda. each month 7.1Ilipm
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For more inf.-,.call 2'.17120


Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Activities throughout the week.
4209 E. State Rd. 200 (A1A)
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Osage-orange a hardy tree, but don't eat the fruit

Q" ,Do you know of anyplace
.where I can get some
osage-oranges? It is supposedly
also referred to as monkey balls.
I read online somewhere that
they are an excellent deterrent to
spiders and ants. HP

A You can purchase osage-
-L. orange, Maclura pomifera,
at any local .
garden nurs-
ery; if they
do not have
it they 1
should be
willing to
order it for "
you. I could .
not find any i
educational -
reference to Becky
its ability to Jord?
deter spiders
or ants.
deciduous TALK
American native tree rapidly
grows 30 to 40 feet tall with a
spread of 20 to 40 feet and cre-
ates a dense canopy, making it
useful as a windbreak. Young
trees can develop an upright,
.pyramidal habit. The large, three
to six-inch long by two to three-

inch-wide, shiny, dark green
leaves turn bright yellow in fall
before dropping, although this
color change is not quite as
noticeable on trees grown in the
southeastern United States.
The bark is deeply furrowed
and has an orange tinge to it, and
the strong, durable wood is
bright orange in color. Osage-
oranges are considered reclama-
tion plants that have been suc-
cessfully grown in urban areas
where air pollution, poor
drainage, compacted soil, and/or
drought are common.
It is reported that the Osage
Indians made their hunting bows
from this beautiful and hard
wood, and it is also used to make
furniture. From April to June,
osage-orange puts out its incon-
spicuous green flowers but these
are followed by the very conspic-
uous fruits, four to five-inch-diam-
eter, rough textured, heavy green
balls that ripen to yellow-green
and fall in October and Novem-
ber. These fruits are not edible,
the juice is acid and milky, but
squirrels relish the small seeds
buried inside the pulp. When the
fruits drop, they can be very
messy and, for this reason, male,
fruitless trees should be selected
if you plant this tree.

Osage-orange is thorny, just
like true citrus trees, and forms
thickets if left to grow on its own.
However, there are thornless cul-
tivars available.
Osage-orange should be
grown in full sun on well-drained
soil. This tough, native plant can
withstand almost anything once
established heat, cold, wind,
drought, poor soil, ice storms,
and even some vandalism. It
appreciates regular watering
when young until it is estab-
lished, which generally takes
about 4 months. The thornless,

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However, the buds turn yellow
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Barnabas fund-raiser
Barnabas Crisis Center's
"House of Possibilities" decora-
tor's showcase and fund-raiser
will be held Nov. 2-6 on Amelia
Island. Call 261-7000 for informa-
tion. '


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drop? Thanks in advance. DP

A .Premature flower bud drop
.tis often a problem with
hibiscus. Some varieties, especial-
ly some doubles, are character-
ized by premature bud drop.
Some varieties bloom well during
one period of the year and consis-
tently drop their buds at other
times. The importance of variety
selection is illustrated by this
point; therefore the problem may
lie with this specific variety.
However, bud drop can be caused
by insects such as thrips, gall
midges or caterpillars. Try to
examine one of the buds before
they drop by opening them up to
see if you find a worm inside,
which would be the larvae stage
of the gall midge. If you see dis-
torted flower petals or discol-
oration of the petals you may
have thrips, which are active in
the spring.
Nematodes, nutritional defi-
ciencies, over-fertilization and
environmental factors such as
poor drainage and excessive
water, drought, or salt spray can
cause flower buds to drop.
Flowers are produced most of the
year in Florida, but the best pro-
duction is during'the fall and
spring when temperatures are
moderate to cool. Hot weather
bud drop is universal.
A wide range of well-drained
soils is suitable for hibiscus if
proper fertilization is provided. A
soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5 is preferred.
Hibiscus grown on alkaline soils
may suffer from micronutrient
deficiencies and this could con-
tribute to bud drop. Wow, now
that I have listed the numerous
possibilities you will need to do.
some scouting to find the culprit
or culprits as it may be a combi-
nation of factors. If an insect is
the problem you can use an
insecticide. Contact me again if it
turns out to be something other
than insects.

Q. I have weeds coming up in
.my lawn. What are they and
how can I get rid of them? ML
A Thisquestion has been
A : coming into the office in
large numbers. The type of weed
varies but most have been sum-
mer annuals such as chamberbit-
,.ter-or.crabgrass..Summer.is not
t..he..time. of year to putout weed
killers as they may do more dam-'
age to the lawn than the weeds. If
possible, hand-pull the annuals
before they produce seeds, which
will stay in the ground until next
summer. By hand pulling the
weeds, you not only get.rid of the.
adult plant now but also next
year's plant If the weeds are in
one main area you can paint them
with a non-selective herbicide
(like Round-up) and it will kill the
weed. However, you must be
careful not to spray or drip the
product on any thing except the
Becky Jordi is a horticulture
extension agent who works out of
the University of Florida
Cooperative Extension Service
office in Callahan. Mail questions
to Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca L.
Jordi, Nassau County Extension
Environmental Horticulture,
543350 US 1, Callahan, FL
32011, or send e-mail to


Horticulture programs
For information about Nassau
County Extension programs, e-
mail Becky Jordi at
rljordi@ifas.ufl.edu, visit the web
site at nassau.ifas.ufl.edu (do not
type "www" before this address)
or callthe Yulee field office at

Fall color
Landscape designer and
Reflections of Nature Garden
Center owner James Loper will
talk about the different native
plants to use for fall colors at 10
a.m. on Sept. 24. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
Reflections of Nature is located at
850688 US 17 South in Yulee. For
information call 225-9915.

House tour
The Ponte Vedra Woman's
Club House Tour to benefit local
charities will be held on Oct. 23
from 1-5 p.m. It will feature the
elegant homes of the Marsh
Landing Country Club. Tickets
are $20 in advance and $25 at the
door. For information, call Sylvia

FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 16.2005 NEWS News-Leader lu


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Help to evacuees
Barnabas Center has agreed
to serve the Nassau County fami-
lies that are providing shelter to
evacuees from Hurricane Katrina.
Clothing, food and some cash
assistance is available. Call the
Barnabas Center at 261-7000 for
information on obtaining help.
Evacuees may apply for food
stamps, Medicaid and temporary
cash benefits from the Florida
Department of Children and
Families office, 1303 Jasmine St.
Emergency management
The Nassau County
Emergency Management
Department, in coordination with
public, private and civic organiza-
tions, is continuing efforts to
organize the county's volunteers
and donations for the victims of
Hurricane Katrina. Donations will
be accepted at the following loca-
tions and times:
Nassau County Fire
Departments and the Fernandina
Beach Fire Departments will
accept donations Monday-
Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nassau County Volunteer
Center (1001 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach): 9 a.m.4 p.m.,
Ron Anderson Chevrolet,
Paul Clark Ford and Rick Keffer
Chrysler Dodge Jeep: 8 a.m.-6
p.m., Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.4

p.m. Saturday.
Nassau County Extension
Office (543350 US 1, North of
Callahan at the fairgrounds): 9
a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
First Baptist Church of
Callahan (45090 Green Ave.,
Callahan): 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-
Applebee's Restaurant
(Amelia Island): 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday and Sunday; 11
a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday.
Items accepted include non
perishable food, bottled water,
canned foods (pop-top cans), blue
tarps, paper products, toiletry
items, diapers, diaper wipes, baby
powder, baby formula, sunscreen,
bug spray, light sticks, yard tools,
sheets, blankets, small charcoal
grills, charcoal, lighter fluid.
Volunteers to assist with the
operation should call 261-2771.

Monetary donations
A Nassau Disaster Relief
Fund has been set up at First
Coast Community Bank under the
auspices of the Nassau County
Volunteer Center. All donations
can be made out to The Nassau
Disaster Relief Fund and sent c/o
First Coast Community Bank,
1750 South 14th Street,
Fernandina Beach FL 32034. For
information call 277-4400.
Catholic Charities Bureau of
the Diocese of Saint Augustine is
accepting financial donations only.
Make checks payable to the
Catholic Charities Bureau (mark
on the check the funds are for
Hurricane Katrina Relief) and
mail to Catholics Charities

Bureau, 134 E. Church St.,
Jacksonville, FL 32202.
American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund contribu-
tions may be sent to the North-
east Florida Chapter, 751
Riverside Ave., P.O. Box 40809,
Jacksonville, FL 32203-0809, or to
the American Red Cross, P.O. Box
37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.
Visit www.nefloridaredcross.org.
Bring your dog and join the
"Big Easy Dog Walk for Katrina
Relief at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept
24, beginning at Bark Avenue Pet
Boutique. Registration fee is $20
per person. Proceeds will go to
the Humane Society of the United
States for the animal victims of
Hurricane Katrina. Register in
advance at 261-2275 or in person
at 1008 Atlantic Avenue.
The Humane Society of the
United States has launched a-
relief effort to rescue animals and
assist their caregivers in the dis-
aster areas.
Bark Avenue Pet Boutique,
The Florida House Inn, Red Otter
Outfitters, At Home Amelia and
Books Plus are accepting dona-
tions for HSUS Disaster Relief
Fund. Make a tax-deductible con-
tribution at Bark Avenue, 1008
Atlantic Ave. or the Florida House
Inn, 22 S. Third St.
Redbones Dog Bakery and
Boutique is holding a fund-raising
drive through Sept. 30 to benefit
the Louisiana Humane Society of
New Orleans. Drop off monetary
donations to any of the following'
businesses: Ice Cream Club, Old
South Yankee, Redbones Dog

Bakery and Boutique, Savage
Stone, Nassau Humane Society
and T-Rays Burger Station.
Redbones also will donate 10 per-
cent of its sales during September
to the cause. For more informa-
tion, call Redbones at 321-0020.
Food drop-off
Kelley Termite and Pest
Control, 1235 South 10th St, tele-
phone 261-7923, has been desig-
nated as an official drop-off site
for non-perishable items only.
These are non-perishable food,
water, canned foods with pop-up
lids, diapers, diaper wipes, baby
powder, baby formula, etc.
Drop times are Monday-
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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When Nadia Alexander left New
Orleans two weeks ago, she had
two jobs and was preparing to close
on the purchase of a home.
Now all she and her two sons
have are what she put in her car
when they left the city to escape
Hurricane Katrina.
"It's still days when I wake up
and I wish it was a dream,"
Alexander said. "I just want to go
back home."
For several days home has been
Fernandina Beach where
Alexander, her sons Elijah and
Enoch and a cousin relocated. The
family has been staying with fel-
low New Orleans natives and close
friends Cheryl Williams and her
daughter Amber.
The family trekked across
Florida seeking haven and arrived
at Williams' home at 3 a.m. on
Sept. 8.
Alexander's father, who worked
in a New Orleans sewage and
water utility pumping station,
called her from work Saturday,
Aug. 27, as the Gulf storm.grew
"He said, 'I think you should
leave,'" Alexander said.
, "When they told me we might
be out of power for two weeks,"
Alexander decided to evacuate, she
She and her sons arrived in
Pensacola on Sunday and learned
the next day about the devastation
in her hometown.
"All you could do was just cry
and think about who's still living,"
she said.
Alexander learned that her par-,
ents are alive, although it took sev-
eral days for her to reach her father.
Her mother, like thousands of oth-
ers, sought shelter in the
Superdome, but is now in Texas,
Alexander said.
Local organizations and indi-
viduals have given aid to Alexander
and to Williams.
The Rev. Bill Holmes, vice pres-
ident of the East Nassau Ministerial
Alliance, coordinated assistance in
the form of supplies, including
beds, towels and linen, donated by
the alliance and other local indi-
Watching the television broad-
casts of people affected by. the hur-
rkii-ne lias made I -,'min. uri.t'.ml
fortable, he said. "It hurts so bad
your heart actually hurts," he said.
"Here we are sitting here withfood
to eat" while others live without,
Holmes said.
After hearing about the family,
"I did what little I could. It just
touched my heart."
Williams and her daughter are
also new to Fernandina. They

Elijah and Enoch, who left New Orleans with their mother to
escape Hurricane Katrina, enjoy a snack in their temporary
home in Fernandina Beach.

The Southside Neighborhood Association has organized
Operation Nassau Cares to support victims of Hurricane
Katrina. Religious and civic organizations, as well as busi-
nesses. are asked to assist in the effort by bringing supplies
to the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1200 Elm
St.. from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Sept 30 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct.1. Mission Harvest America will transport the
items, including towels, washcloths, bed linen, diapers,
hygiene products, toiletries, hand sanitizer, nonperishable
foods like cereal and small bottles of drinking water.
For information, call John Allen at 491-1531.

moved here in June.
And Williams, who is also
trying to become more financially
secure, has been affected by the
hurricane. One member of her fam-
ily died and-another remains miss-
About welcoming Alexander
into her home Williams said, "It's
the right thing to do. I give
whatever I have and believe God for
the rest," she said. "The Bible
says that if you're a Christian,
you should be given to hospitali-
People should have compassion
for hurricane victims and refer to
them with respect, Williams
said, noting "the word 'refugees'
implies flight and fear. These are
- survivors and great Americans,"
she said.
'There are many successful peo-
ple that lost everything," Williams
said. "The government had a job
and they failed."
Alexander's spirits lifted a bit
after putting on makeup and styling
her hair. But talking about the dev-
astation puts her on the verge of
"I don't know what to do. I'm

confused," she said. As for her
sons, ages seven and five, 'They're
trying to deal with it," she said.,
"Sometimes they say they want to.
go home."
Alexander, who was living in
New Orleans East, an area that
received some of the worst flood-
ing, was working as a medical
assistant and as a casino valet
Over the past several days
she and her sons, who packed
enough clothes for two days, have
survived using emergency food
"I was trying to get started.
Now, I'm faced with nothing," she
said. "New Orleans will never be
the same because the people who
were there are gone." .,,,,
' Alexander recently left
Fernandina for Atlanta to register
in person for federal aid after the
information she submitted online
was lost But Williams expects her
to return.
"I like being good to people,"
Williams said. "I really don't know
who else might show up on my
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College fair
The National College Fair
of Jacksonville, an opportuni-
ty for students and their par-
ents to meet representatives
from colleges and universities
-across the country and
beyond, will be held Sept. 17
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
Prime E Osborn III Conven-
tion Center in Jacksonville.
Admission is free. Parking is
$5 per vehicle. For more
information, students and par-
ents may go to http://www.
jaxcollegefair.com/ or contact
any local guidance office.

Author talk
SMarsha Dean Phelts,
noted local author, will spend
Sept. 19 sharing and dis-
cussing her past and current
work with selected Fernan-
dina Beach High School stu-
dents interested in the writing
Dean Phelts has recently
written children's stories and
will share that process with
students, too. School media
specialist, Cervera Burgess,
received an Ezra Jack Keats
Grant and this program is one
aspect of that funding. The
program will be held in the
Media Center and coincide
with existing class schedules.

Retired educators
The Nassau County
Retired Educators
'Association will hold its first
meeting of the 2005-6 year at
9:30 a.m. on Sept 20 at
Shoney's restaurant
The new retirees from,
Nassau County will be guests
of the group. Recognition will
also be given to those cele-
brating September birthdays.
For more information call
Lauren Clough at 261-5142.

Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held Sept 20 at
6 p.m. at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex, 76347
veterans Waymn yuee:. ^'9.,
Students from all Nassau
County middle or senior pub-
lic or private middle or high
schools (ages 11-18) are invit-
ed to participate. Interested
students wishing to be on the
volunteer jury or act as court
clerks, or bailiffs can sign up
through their school guid-
ance offices, or by attending
court and signing up then. To
participate as an attorney, see
Charles Griffin, Teen Court
For information call Griffin
at 5484600.

Child care training
The University of Florida
Nassau County Extension
Service is holding Early Child
Care training for child-care
and family daycare facilities.
Classes will be held from 6:30-
8 p.m. in the Peck Center
Reception Room, 516 South
10th St, Fernandina Beach.
Supporting Stressed
Children will be held Sept. 26;
How To Take The Stress Out
of Care-giving, Oct. 31;
Toddlers: Terrible or Terrific,
Nov. 29; and Secrets of How
To Get Parents Involved, Dec.
Each program is designed
to meet the 10-hour in-service
training requirements mnan-
dated by the state of Florida.
The instructor is Meg
McAlpine, M.Ed., LMHC,
Family and Consumer'
Science Agent II.
Cost is $5. To register call
321-5715 or (904) 879-1019.
Space is limited to 20 partici-
pants for each workshop.

Teacher awards
Disney is accepting nomi-
nations for America's most
creative teachers from now
until Oct. 15. Next year's
awards will go to the coun-
try's most extraordinary, cre-
ative teachers as part of the
2006 Disney Teacher Awards.
Teachers in public, private
and parochial schools, pre-
kindergarten through 12th
grades are eligible to be nom-
inated. Nominations can be

made in one of two ways:
online at www.DisneyHand.
com or by phoning toll-free,
The News-Leader also
encourages schools and school
groups to submit photographs.
Please send all school news
and photographs to Sian Perry
at sperry@fbnewsleadercom,
or fax to 261-3698.

Yulee Elementary earns $59,903 under A+ plan

State Sen. Stephen Wise (R-
Jacksonville) and Rep. Aaron Bean
(R-Nassau County) will recognize
the teachers and students at Yulee
Elementary School for outstand-
ing academic achievement and
improvement over the past'year at
9:30 a.m. today.
Wise and Bean will present the
school with a $ 59,903 check, made
possible by Florida's innovative A+
Plan's School Recognition Program.
"The check we are presenting
today is a reward that the teachers
have earned because of their abil-

Bean Wise

ity to inspire students to
in their school work. Floi
established a public policy

Two awarded

college '


The Nassau County Christian
Leadership Conference (NCCLC)
has awarded college scholarships
to Kellie S. Gordon and Gary C.
Autry Jr.
Gordon and Autry, 2005 gradu-
ates of Fernandina Beach High
School, each received a $750 award
based on academic merit, commu-
nity involvement and active church
The students were required to
write an essay answering the ques-
tion, "How Do You Plan to Keep Gary anc
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream her motl
Alive?" Nassau (
"The time period of America's scholars:
foundation included slavery in its
documentation, making this a hyp-
ocritical nation that preached taught to
Christianity and a democratic America
republic," wrote Autry, who will mind," h
major in African-American Studies dream ali
at Florida Agricultural and who will
Mechanical University in stand up f
Tallahassee. our peopi
"For me, this history that is history."

Cadet field trip
On Sept 2-3, 18 selected cadets from
the Fernandina Beach High School
Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training
Corp (NJROTC) program combined with
cadets from Terry Parker High School
on an overnight orientation trip to
Charleston, S.C. On the first leg of the
trip, they stopped at the Mighty Eighth
Air Force museum in Savannah, Ga.
While in Charleston, they enjoyed going
to Patriots Point where they toured the
famous World War H aircraft carrier the
USS Yorktown as well as a few smaller
ships. The cadets also had the opportu-
nity to see the CSS H. L. Hunley, the
first submarine to ever sink a ship in
combat The CSS H.L Hunley was used
in the Civil War by the Confederate navy
to break the Union blockade and was
discovered near Charleston harbor and
raised only a few years ago. For the
cadets it was an experience of a lifetime.

,-- mure students' learning as measured
by the FCAT test to reward excel-
lence in teaching," said Wise in a
press release.
"Parents and students should
be proud of the teaching and learn-
ing that has taken place at Yulee
Elementary School during the
2004-5 school year, and I am
proud to be a part of the check
The School Recognition
achieve Program distributes millions of dol-
rida has lars in funding to schools across
to meas- Florida that have shown significant

academic improvement. Schools
also receive checks if they meet
the highest category ranking for
student achievement.
"Yulee Elementary has set a
standard for success and our chil-
dren are rising to the occasion,"
said Bean in a press release. "These
dollars recognize that hard work
pays off in the end.
To the teachers and students
responsible for this award on behalf
of the Florida House of
Representatives and the State of
Florida, I am proud to express

d Nanette Autry, from left, with their son Gary C. Autry Jr., and Kellie S. Gordon and
her Silbethia Blue. Back row, Bishop Wardell Avant and the Rev. James Arthur,
County Christian Leadership Conference president. The NCCLC awarded college
hips to Autry and Gordon.

o all of the people of
does not 'settle in my
.e said. "To keep the
ve, I want to be a person
not accept deception,
for truth and... educate
le about true American

"Good will always outweigh
evil and I feel that is one thing
that helps to keep the dream
alive," wrote Gordon, who will
pursue a marketing degree at
Florida State University in
"Reaching out to anyone that

needs help is one way I keep the
dream alive," she said "No matter
how different someone is than
me, I lend a helping hand by
seeing past someone's. skin color
and looking on the inside to see
the struggle they are facing."
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New Honors Society
The National Honors
Society at Fernandina,
Beach High.School held an
induction ceremony on
Aug. 30. New members
include, top row from left,
Christopher Zumbar,
Ashley Stringfield, Jessica
Fletcher, Elaine Burghardt,
Ashley Lee and Whitney
Hudson, and bottom row
from left, Paige Standish,
Joni Howison, Matthew
Thornton and Samuel
Edwards. Brittany Crews
was absent.

Students of the month
Fernandina Beach Middle
School Students of the Month
for September 2005 are, from
left, Destane Karim, Alex
Smith, Ryan Muir, Davis
Bean, Jake Coombs, James
Green, Nick Davis, Carson
Sutton, Sara O'Conner, Jared
Garrido, Catie Farmer, Dr.
John Mazella, principal, and
Laura Aguilar.

our thanks and gratitude for a job
well done."
An important component of the
program, which has been signifi-
cantly expanded over recent years,
is the flexibility and control it pro-
vides at the local level for schools
to allocate the funds in accordance
with Florida statutes.
The highest performing and
improving schools will also be
given the freedom to manage their
own budgets and utilize creative
strategies that seek to make aca-
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Team delivers

'Book of Hope'

to Ecuador


For the News-Leader

A local team that includes six
kids from First Coast High School,
West Nassau High School, Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts,
Fernandina Beach High School,
Sandalwood High School, and
Eunice Christian School will leave
the comforts of home and miss a
week of school to travel to
Ecuador where they will visit
orphanages and school classrooms
... and build church bathrooms.
Their mission? To talk with
Ecuador children about the impor-
tance of making good decisions and
doing the right thing. Their mes-
sage? "Stay away from drugs and
violence. Respect your parents and
teachers. And stay in school" Their
medium? The Book of Hope scrip-
ture book.
The group is called an Affect
Destiny Team and is a part of the
Book of Hope, a Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida-based ministry that dis-
tributes scripture books in more
than 100 countries to school-aged
These books, called the Bookh
Hope, are available in more than 5
languages including Spanish.
Over the past 18 years, Book of
Hope has distributed more than
300 million books to children
around the world through these
volunteer teams.
The team meets weekly to pre-
pare dramas (in Spanish) and
school assembly programs, and to
-learn fund-raising techniques in
order to pay for their own trip to
"In addition to distributing Book
of Hope scripture books, our team,
kids included, will be building two
bathrooms on to a church that cur-
rently has none!" said Gary Pate,
team leader and pastor at
Oceanway Assembly of God
While in Ecuador, the team
will visit 6-8 orphanages or ele-
mentary and high schools each day,
make class presentations on
"Choices," and distribute the Book
ofHope to each student and teacher.
Pate, who has traveled on six
other Affect Destiny Teams to
Central and South America, added:
"Many children in the countries
Book of Hope visits have never had
a book of their own, and this Book
of Hope will be many children's
first book ever. We are thrilled to be
bringing them a book that gives
them hope beyond their circum-
One team member is Heather
Pate of West Nassau High School.
Heather Pate serves as the chaplain
of her high school class.
"There is enormous freedom to
bring religion into public schools in
other countries," said Pate. "We are
coming at the government's invi-
tation to bring these scripture
books to the children in their coun-
try, and it's an opportunity we
couldn't pass up."
Book of Hope began in 1987
when El Salvador's Minister of
Education asked its founder, Bob
Hoskins, to supply a Bible to every
school child in the country.
The result was the Book of Hope,
a scripture book that combines the
four Gospels in the Bible the story
of Jesus and puts them in chrono-
logical order, making it easy for
kids to read.
The Book of Hope also discuss-
es age- and culturally- relevant
issues, and shows kids how
Scripture provides answers to
those questions, and how it can
change their lives now and for-
The Book of Hope has been dis-
tributed to school children in more
than 100 countries in their own lan-
guage, each time at the govern-
ment's request.
Their goal is to bring these
scripture books to every child in
the world.



Too much



M y kids watch a
fair amount of tel-
evision. Parker,
my 5-year-old,
enjoys Teen Titans and
Peyton, 10, enjoys lizzie
McGuire and Sabrina. We
have Tivo, so these shows are
always available to them. But
despite the fact that they do
watch their fair share of TV'.
they also get in their exercise.
They both like to swim, ride
bikes, scooter, golf and play
basketball, so they are both in
good shape.
My children are not the
norm in America, where
unfortunately millions of kids
are obese, watch way too
much television and do not
get any exercise. Physical fit-
ness studies of children show
that children are slower, fatter
and weaker than comparison
studies from years ago.
Obesity affects approximately
20 percent or 11 million
school-aged children.
The amount of television
that a child watches has for
years been linked to the
development of obesity. It
makes sense that if they are
sitting down in front of the
tube, they are not out running
around. This link is also felt
to be influenced by the
amount of junk food kids tend
to eat while watching TV, as
countless television ads send
them scurrying to the refrig-
erator or pantry looking what-
ever was just touted in a com-
Most recently this connec-
tion was again shown in a
study by New Zealand's
University of Otago, which
re,~crrnnride.d Ldat' kids .
watch no more than two
hours of television a day, and
further showed links of
excessive television to the
future development of high
cholesterol as well as an
increased risk to begin- smok-
A Kaiser Fanily
Foundation national study of
media use found that "the typ-
ical American child" spends
five hours and 29 minutes a
day watching television
and/or playing video games.
The University of Otago's
conclusion was that "watch-,
ing TV is an important con-
tributing factor to the current
epidemic of childhood obesi-
ty." Keep an eye on your
child's television habits or
you will be keeping an eye on
their waistline.

Trying to lose weight?
Don't skip breakfast
A recent study released by
Maryland's Medical Research
Institute showed that teenage
girls who regularly skipped
breakfast showed a higher
BMI (body mass index), a
common obesity gauge when
compared to those who did-
n't Girls who ate a breakfast
that included whole grain
.cereal tended to have the low-
' est obesity scores.
According to the institute's
president and study author
Bruce Barton, "Not eating
breakfast isthe worst thing
you can do, that's really the
take-home message for
teenage girls."
The study is published in,
This months Journal of the
American Dietetic Association.
According to the ADA,
more than 40 percent of girls
and 32 percent of boys skip
breakfast on a regular basis,
defpile the fact that studies
have shown a positive correla-
Stion between breakfast and
performance in attention
span, math and reading
scores. It was also shown that
as girls aged, they became

more likely to skip breakfast
and more likely to eat higher
fat foods later in the day
which lead to increases in
weight gain.
If your house is anything
like mine in the morning, it is
a mad dash to get everyone
ready and out the door. Not
having enough time is no
excuse to skip breakfast.

SMITH Caqnafn on 16A
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piH,,'f S:S' E I T- lk pjrjI jE- liL'-LfU)F R
Tai Alford, above, heads for
the end zone to put the
Pirates up 26-0 over visiting
Baker County Tuesday. Right,
the FBMS defense stops a
Bobcat mid-stride.

Pirates roll 42-8: Hornets fall 22-6


Kenneth Fox intercepted a pass..
The Pirates (1-2) play at Richardson
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The Fernandina Beach Middle School -
football team held a commanding 28-0 ? Yulee Hornets
lead over the visiting Baker County Richardson handed Yulee's Hornets
Bobcats Tuesday before the guests man- their first loss of the season, 22-6 on
aged a touchdown. Tahj Kimble was Tuesday. The visiting Wolves had a 14-0
quick to answer, returning the ensuing halftime lead, but the Hornets got on the
kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. Chris board late in the third quarter when
Fleegle covered a fumble and returned it Tahj Kimble, left, returned a kick- Jonathan Knauss threw a 45-yard pass
60 yards to add insult to injury as the off for a touchdown to put to Anthony Coplon to set up a 7-yard
Pirates rolled to a 42-8 victory Fernandina Beach Middle School touchdownpass from Zac Bembenick to
Tai Alford, who carried just four times up 34-8 and Chris Fleegle, right, Andrew Connor. The Hornets fumbled
for 85 yards, had a pair of TDs for the tacked on the last TD for the 42-8 the snap on the two-point conversion,
Pirates. Kimble had 51 yards on two car- win over Baker County Tuesday. but had cut Richardson's lead to 14-6.
ries, Harrison Yonn rushed three times The Wolves tacked on another TD
for ,2 yards and Alan Mcpl_ lip d ,,, ,.. .., ;, al,,nthna ,dm"ienin .ame.
one carry fl,,r lt'.. -i,: ..ind [ur. d *"' Defensively, Yonn and Dakota "ie l stakes animinuscuesinthefirst
two-point conversion. Edenfield had six tackles each to lead half was the difference in the game," said
Patrick Garvin was 9-for-16 for 115 the Pirates. Yonn also had a sack. Rashad Yulee coach' Melvin Tyler.
yards at the quarterback position. He Riddle had five tackles, Holcey had four Jeremy Deberry had six rushes for 33
threw a TD pass and a two-point conver- tackles and a sack, Jackson Selvidge and yards, Justin Miller had eight for 42,
sion to Carlos Holcey, who finished with Michael Cox had three tackles apiece, Knauss had seven for 36 and Bembenick
42 yards on three receptions. Alford had and Michael Sturges, Trevon Blacknall was 2-for-3 for seven yards. Deberry had
two catches for 52 yards, Chris Keffer and Josh Herrera.had two stops each. seven tackles, Bembenick had five and
had two for 13 and a two-point conversion Sturges also recovered a fumble. Miller had six.
reception. Yonn caught a pass for five Fleegle and Keffer had a tackle apiece. Yulee is 2-1 and will travel to Callahan
yards and Kimble had one for three. Keffer hqd a fumble recovery and Tuesday to take on the Ramblers.

Justin Miller carries the ball for Yulee
Tuesday, above, while teammate Aaron
Coulter tries to fend off a Richardson
defender. Right, Yulee QB Zac Bembenick
hands off to Jeremy Deberry.

FBHS golf teams net trio

of wins at local course

It was home sweet home for
the Fernandina Beach High School
boys and girls golf teams this
.The Lady Pirates (now 4-2)
edged Bishop Kenny 197-213 on
Wednesday at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club.
;Courtney Parsons was FBHS's
medalist with a 45. Hannah Yates
shot a 47, Jillian Spencer a 51 and
Victoria Thigpen turried in a 54.
The girls were set to play an
18-hole match at home Thursday
against Tallahassee Chiles. The
ladies played north and west at the
city course.
Next week, the Lady Pirates are
set to play in the Providence
Invitational at Hidden Hills on
Thursday and will host Bartram
Trail on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.
The Pirate golfers also found
victory on the city course this
week, defeating West Nassau on

Jillian Spencer, freshman
golfer for Fernandina Beach
High School, checks her shot
from the No. 1 west of the
city course Wednesday.

Monday and Ed White on Tuesday.
With a 177 team total, the
GOLF Continued on 15A





Indians top

Flashes 41-28

For the News-Leader
Hilliard's varsity football had pre-season visions
of playing for a 2005 state championship.
After a 41-28 loss at Charlton County, Ga., Sept.
8 and a 1-2 start to the season, those dreams have
been put on hold. Hilliard head coach Donald
Walker said his players now need to focus on giv-
ing an all-out, 11-man effort when they're on the foot-
ball field. With the team's first district game loom-
ing on the road against Mayo-Lafayette tonight,
Walker said all attention needs to be on the district,
not the state. Everything hinges on the players
believing they are talented enough to win games,
he said.
"Until our kids start believing in the potential
they have, that's exactly what it will be just poten-
tial," Walker said. "We're getting some good indi-
vidual efforts from a handful of guys but we're not
getting it from a lot of others. Everyone, including
us coaches, expected big things from this bunch.
But if the players don't realize the opportunity they
have, we might end up being just another better-
than-average Hilliard football team that wins seven
games or so." '
The Flashes appeared confident during their
first drive against Charlton, however, the team
failed to score and things went downhill from there,
Running back Lemuel Walker gave Charlton the
lead with a nice run for a touchdown and followed
that up with a two-point conversion run that made
it 8-0 Indians with 2:35 to go in the first quarter.
Walker again punched it in from four yards out
with 10:58 to go in the half, giving the Indians a 14-
0 lead after the failed extra point
The Flashes shot themselves in the foot on their
next possession, as QB Daniel "Big Boy" Thomas
coughed up a fumble with 10:16 to play in the half,
setting up a 3-yard touchdown pass from Dwight
Dasher to LT. Glover. An extra-point kick by Glover
made it 21-0 Indians.
Hilliard finally found the scoreboard with 3:56 to
go in the first half on a powerful 4-yard run by RB
Dennis Alderman, making the score 21-6 after the.
failed 2-point conversion attempt
- Just over two minutes later, however, Dasher ran
ith tArh' h'i'-ds ouTiand kickedlhe extra poiit
to give the Indians a commanding 28-6 lead.
Alderman found pay dirt one last time in the first
half as he plowed over a defender into the end zone
as time expired. Abusted play turned into a 2-point
conversion for Hilliard, who went into the locker
room trailing 28-14.
Hilliard got the break it was looking for on
Charlton's first drive of the second half, as Roderick
Alderman recovered a fumble in Indians' territory.
But a bad exchange on the very next play gave it
back to the Indians, who scored the next 13 points
to put the game out of reach.
Hilliard RB Ralph Bolden scored on a run around
the right end with 3:52 to play and Thomas scored
with 34 seconds to play to make the final score
Dennis Alderman carried 13 times for 124 yards
to lead the Flashes, while Bolden carried 11 times
for 91 yards and Thomas gained 68 yards on 14 car-
ries. Defensive lineman and senior Damien Wade
led all Hilliard tacklers with nine, while Thomas,
Bolden, senior Rustyn Reed and senior Amos
Geiger all had eight stops. Reed also added a sack
late in the game.
Hilliard turned the ball over six times four
fumbles and two interceptions.
Walker said the odds are stacked against his
team heading into Mayo.
"They probably have a lot of confidence having
beat us the last two years," the coach said. "They're
a lot like West Nassau in that they're big, they have
a big fullback that hurt us in the past They're prob-
ably tired of hearing about Hilliard. All the talk
about No. 2 in the state has put a big target on our
Hilliard and Mayo are set to kick at 7:30 p.m.
tonight in Mayo.


At Indy next

THIS WEEK: The Jaguars (1-0) travel to I
Indianapolis Sunday to take on the Colts (1-0) at
the RCA Dome. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
LAST WEEK: The Jaguars opened the 2005
season with a 26-14 win 'over the Seattle
Seahawks Sunday at home. The Jags didn't com-
mit a turnover while forcing Seattle into five for a
plus five differential for only the second time in
club history. The Jaguars defense held the
Seahawks scoreless in the second half.
Quarterback Byron Leftwich finished 17 of 31 for
252 yards with a pair of touchdowns. Wide receiv-
er Jimmy Smith led the offense with two touch-
downs on seven receptions and 130 yards. The
defense allowed just 95 yards the second half.
TELEVISION/RADIO: Sunday's game will be tel-
evised regionally on CBS and locally on WTEV
47. Jaguar games are broadcast on local stations
WOKV (690 AM) and WKQL (96.9 FM).
TICKETS: Season tickets and single-game tick-
ets are available. Fans can call 1-877-4-JAGS-
TIX or (904) 633-2000 or buy tickets online at
NEXT WEEK: The Jaguars are on the road again
Sept. 25, heading to The Meadowlands to take on
the New York Jets. Kickoff is 1 p.m.

Jimmy Smith charges
towards the end zone
Sunday against the
Seahawks, above.
Left, placekdcker Josh
Scobee kicked field
goals of 23, 41, 29
and 41 yards and
was named the AFC
Special Teams Player
of the Week.





Festival in Yulee
Yulee Little League and Yulee Pop Wamer have
joined forces for a one-day festival Dec. 3 at the
Yulee Sports Complex. The festival will offer food,
arts and crafts from local charitable organizations,
live entertainment from local celebrities and a kids
zone. If your organization would like the opportuni-
ty to benefit from the event, call the sports complex
at 225-9611 and leave a message with contact

Alumni softball game set
The Femandina Beach High School softball
team will hold an inaugural alumni softball game on
Sept. 24, homecoming Saturday. Barbecue dinners
from Callahan BBQ will be served starting at 5 p.m.
and the games begin at 6 p.m. Format is modified
fast-pitch. Two games will be played if the turnout
is high enough. Admission is free. Dinners are $10
each. For information, contact Coach Lesley
Slaughter at 261-5713 extension 2676 or e-mail
her at lesley.slaughter@nassau.k12.fl.us.

Bulldog club
The Amelia Island Bulldog Tailgate & Social
Club will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday
at Spanky's before a scheduled University of
Georgia football game. The club also meets to
watch the televised games on Saturdays. Anyone
with tickets or heeding tickets for Georgia games,
can contact the club. For information, contact Mary
Obehauf at (904) 687-0864 or e-mail tailgate
club @yahbo.com.

Yulee little League
Yulee Little League will hold its annual meeting
at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Yulee Sports Complex to
elect the board of directors for the 2006 season.

Quarterback Club regular meetings are sched-
uled every Monday evening during the football sea-
son. All meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach High School media center
(library). All fans, alumni and supporters are invited.
Previous game film will be viewed and Coach Ed
Brown will answer questions pertaining to the foot-
ball-game, team and program. Upcoming events
will be.discussed and refreshments provided. Visit

Special Olympics
Special Olympics Florida-Nassau County has
been chosen to host the 2006 Area Summer
Games, on March 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Femaridina Beach High School stadium.
The competition includes 600-800 athletes from
eight surrounding counties, competing in track and
field events such as the 25 meter, 50 meter, 100
meter, 200 meter walk and run, running and stand-
ing long jump, softball throw, shotput, a 30-meter
motorized wheelchair slalom, cycling, tennis and
The host committee has been working to organ-
ize this event since July and is looking for help. An
estimated 1,000-1,200 volunteers will be needed.
This compelilion is the second step for the athletes
hqearn,;fe.ir wpy to thestate gamps in Apri at :;
University of South Florida.
-For information, contact Bob Hinton at 225-
8600 or e-mail him at bobsonassau@yahoo.com.
Contact mmorrow234@sprintpcs.com to volunteer.

YMCA flag football/cheerleading
The McArthur Family YMCA and the Yulee
Family YMCA will team up with the Jacksonville
Jaguars and NFL Flag this fall for youth flag foot-
ball. Each participant receives an official NFL Flag
reversible jersey with the Jacksonville Jaguar logo.
The league is open to youths 4-14 years old (as of
Oct. 1). Contact Niki Stanford at 261-1080.
Be heard this fall by being a cheerleader for the
McArthur Family YMCA youth flag football league.
Participants will learn various cheers and perform
on the sidelines of the flag football games, as well
as create their own halftime show. If you are
between the ages of 4 and 14 (as of Oct. 1), regis-
ter now and get prepared to make some noise.
Practices are once a week and the games are held
on Saturday mornings.
For information, call 261-1080.

Recreation roundup
'The city of Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department is offering the following activities:
SAdult volleyball is held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
and Fridays, and from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Peck
Gym. Cost is $3 per day ($5 non-city residents) or
$50 for three months for city residents ($65 for
county residents).
S*:Free junior basketball court time for ages 18
and under at Peck Gym is held on Saturdays from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maximum number of participants
is 20, and school identification is required.
Early fall youth tennis program, a six-week


clinic, will be held Sept. 19 through Oct. 28 at the
Central Park courts with instructor Lanny Kalpin.
Mom/Dad & Me clinic for ages 3-5 will be held from
1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday or Wednesdays. A maxi-
mum of six participants in any clinic. Beginner
(ages 5-6) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday or
Thursday. Beginner (ages 7-12) from 3:30-4:30
p.m. Monday, Wednesdays or Fridays. Fee is $48
for city residents, $53 non-city. Advanced beginner
and intermediate (ages 7-14) from 4:30-6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. A
maximum of eight participants in any clinic. Fee is
$72 for city residents for one day per week or $132
for two days, third day free (add $5 for non-city res-
idents). Register at the Atlantic Center. Contact
. Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110.
Early fall adult five-week tennis clinics will be
held Sept. 26 through Oct. 28 at the Central Park
courts with instructor Lanny Kalpin. 3.0/3.5 dou-
bles/singles clinic from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday. 3.0/3.5
doubles/singles clinic from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday.
Advanced beginner doubles/singles from 7-8 p.m.
Wednesday. 3.0/3.5 doubles/singles clinic from 6-
7 p.m. Thursday. Advanced beginner clinics from
9-10 a.m. Friday. Fee is $55 for city residents,
$60 non-city. Maximum of five participants.
Register at the Atlantic Center. Call Kalpin at 491-
0255 or 557-8110.
Private, semi-private (two people) or group
(three or more) tennis lessons will be available in '
morning or evening sessions at the Central Park
courts. Private fee is $40 per hour for city resi-
dents, $45 non-city. Semi-private fee is $42 per
hour for city residents, $47 non-city. Group rate is
$44 per hour for city residents, $49 non-city. Call
Lanny Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110. Register at
the Atlantic Center.
Central Park tennis court keys are available at
the Atlantic Center for $5 refundable deposit.
*Aqua 1 water aerobics is held from 9:15-10
a.m. at the Atlantic Center pool each Monday
through Thursday. Cost is $5 per day or $45 per
month for city residents and $6 per day or $50 per
month for non-city residents. Register on the 15th
of the month at Atlantic Center.
Private swim lessons, 30 minutes per session,
are available for $20 for city residents, $25 for non-
city residents. Four-session package costs $60 for
city residents, $70 for non-city residents. Eight-ses-
sion package is $100 for city residents, $115 for
non-city residents.
*Atlantic Center pool is open from 3:30-7 p.m.
Monday through Friday (admission is $2 for city
residents, $4 non-city) and from 12-5 p.m. on the
weekends (admission is $3 for city residents, $4
non-city residents). One-month and four-month
pool passes are available.
Lap swim at the Atlantic Center runs from 6-9
a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Cost is $2 for city resi-
dents, $4 all others weekdays and $3 for city resi-
dents, $4 all others on weekends.. Lap swim is
also available during public swim hours.
Tumbling classes are held from 5-9 p.m. (one-
hour classes) Monday through Thursday at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center with instructor
Chris Jacques. Kindergarten through 12th grade.
One class is $40 for city residents, $42-non-city.
Two classes are $65 for city residents, $67 non-
city. Class schedule available at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Scuba clais Sept 13-29 on Tuesdays and
Thursday Irom 6-9 p.m. at the Atlantic Center for
ages 12 and up (ages 10-11 admitted at instruc-
tor's discretion for an additional fee). Course mate-
rials must be obtained prior to first meeting date
(DVD on loan, student pack yours to keep). Cost is
$250 ($100 deposit due to obtain course materi-
als). For information, contact instructor Kathy
Russell at 277-7350 (work) or 753-0216 (cell).
Scuba trip to Jupiter is Sept. 17-18. Drift dives
on coral reefs and/or wrecks in 65-100 feet of
water. Cost is $240 Saturday night lodging only,
$275 Friday and Saturday night lodging. Advanced
scuba certification available for additional $99.
Registration fee due before Sept. 9 at the Atlantic
Center. For information, call Kathy at 277-7350 or
Coed exercise is held from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at the MLK Center.
Shotokan karate classes for ages 6 and up.
with instructor Jerry Williamson are offered from
3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays at the
Atlantic Recreation Center. Fee is $40 monthly for
city residents ($45 for non-city). Uniforms available
through the instructor. Register at the Atlantic
For information, call 277-7350 or visit the city
web site at www.fernandinabeachflorida.org.

Yoga events
Y Yoga will.offer a tiki yoga class at 8 p.m. at the
Scott Road beach access on Sept. 16 in celebra-
tion of the new moon.
Y yoga offers a stretch class at 8 a.m.
Wednesday mornings. Ball and core classes are at
9 a.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday. Hot
yoga sessions are at 7 p.m. Tuesday and
For information, call Y Yoga at 415-9642.


The American Cancer Society is looking for teams of 10 to 15 volunteers
to join us at the



NOVEMBER 4-5, 2005

Fernandina Beach High School

Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight team event raising funds for
the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Clubs, organi-
zations, churches and businesses are encouraged -
S4 to participate in the "party with a purpose."

RELAY For more information and to register your team,
FOR LIFE call Alyson at the American Cancer Society:
S--- 904.249.0022 ext. 114;
toll free 1.800.ACS.2345;
Website www.cancer.org


Fernandina Beach High School golfers Cory Chenard, left, and Justin Williamson, right, tee it
up Tuesday at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club as the Pirates hosted Ed White.

GOLF Continued from 14A
Pirates dominated West Nassau
(223) on the par-37 west course.
Justin Williamson shot a 40 and
was the match medalist. Cory
Chenard had a 45, Jake Brogdon
posted a 46 and -Sam Edwards
turned in a 46.
Williamson was the match
medalist again on Tuesday against
Ed White with a round of 41. The
Pirates edged Ed White 176-234
on the west course.
Chenard shot a 44, David Bock
had a 45 and Tyler Womble posted
a 46.

Brian Davis, left, and Tyler
Womble, right.

On Wednesday, the Pirates trav-
eled to TPC Valley for a five-team
tournament. The Pirates, with a

team score of 165, were sand-
wiched between Bishop Kenny
(159), Episcopal (162), Mandarin
(169) and Bolles (192) on the par-
36 course.
Micah Jacobsen turned in the
low round for Fernandina with a 37.
Trey Spencer had a 40, Brad
Brogdon a 43 and Shane Kennett a
45. The match medalist was from
Bishop Kenny with a 36.
The Pirates (7-4) are scheduled
to play at Deerwood against
Episcopal on Tuesday and will play
a tri-match with Ed White and
Engle-wood Thursday at the Golf
Club of Jacksonville.


Sept. 10
Game highlights
Under 6
D41 Cheetahs
The Chl-ei.-ahs pla.1,Jd ,'er;, well and mae gre31 delensr.s'e
stops tme entire game. Einan aggressively gained control
of the ball several times at midfield while kicking towards
our goal. Cisco again saved several goals by clearing the
ball out of the zone directly in front of the net. Anna used
her speed once again to gain control of the ball several
times at midfield and drive towards our goal. Tayger used a
nice combination of dribbling and longer kicks to score
goals. Daniel threw a sweet, untouched throw-in goal and
played great defense against a speedy competitor. Most
improved player this week: Cisco, for his aggressiveness
and great defense. Good job, Cisco!
D44 Dolphins
Goals: Casey Russell, Kristina Thompson; assists:
Nichiren Fonseca, Nicholas Podvia, Knox Richardson, Will
Rushing, Reed Webber. Good sportsmanship, fair play: all
D45 Pirates
Another great game for the Pirates. Amazing goals were
scored by Maegan
Boucher, Liam Carroll and Matthew Taylor (2). Anna Arato,
Madeline Cook
and Paul Brown gave it their all as they streaked down the
field using their
rapidly improving passing skills. The goal was fiercely
defended by Casey
Puentes and Christian Cook. Great job and incredible
teamwork, Pirates!
D4 Fireballs
Wow! What a defensive game played by both teams. The
Fireballs had one goal scored by Ryan West. Way to go,
Ryan. The Fireballs showed great defensive plays and
aggressive ball handling by Olivia, Mason, Keegan, Caitlin,
Isaac, Jonathon and Ryan. Way to go, Fireballs.
B43 Girlz Rul
Goals: Sophie Soward; "Mia Hamm-like" ball control:
Sophie Soward; unwavering defense: Patricia Burch;
extraordinary dribbling: Alexis Sutton (captain); unfaltering
concentration: Tess Gordon; exciting offense: Lindsey
Russell, Gabrielle Sutton and Emily Faltemier (captain).
Good game,.ladies. Girlz Rull


B48 Eagles
Great game, Eagles! Everyone played a great game, lots
of great shots, excellent teamwork. Awesome hustle by
Issac Cantor, Henry Arato, Carra Thomas, Jesse
McDonald. Excellent defense by Jenkins Mock. Great
assists, Alexis Williams, Emily Adkins and Carnon Thomau.
Everyone on the team played very hard. You ani ran hard
and strong through the whole game. Go, Eagles!
Ryan Shurman and Scott Kuitems each scored goals for
the second week in a row. Ryan split two defenders to
score and Scott had a perfect angle kick. In week two of
the season (Aug. 27), the cheetahs got great goal play by
Nathan Hill, Christian Fasano and Kyleigh Goodman.
Excellent defense was played by Sarah Emery, and
Sammy Voit. In the third game (Sept. 10), the Cheetahs
were sparked by an amazing three-goal game by Kyleigh
Goodman. Girl power ruled for the day as Sarah Emery
added a perfect kick for another goal for the Cheetahs.
Goal play was exceptional as Ryan Shurman, Aaron Smith
and Christian. Fasano stopped kick after kick, leading the
Cheetah defense. Nathan Hill, Scott Kuitems, Will Minasi
and Sammy Voit were relentless in their defensive efforts.
Under 10
Everyone worked hard. Kids who played were: Kristin
D'Aquino, Gracie Lindberg, James Jekyll, Michael Combs,
Haynes Cavender, Nicholas DeWald, Haynes Cavender
and Mariela White.
Under 12
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Wade fishermen hit the water

Lula Escoe, left, and Miguel Angel Kronbach, right, are pictured with karate instructor Jerry
Williamson. The two students competed in the Jacksonville Open Karate Championships
Sept. 10. Escoe took first place in the weapons in the six-year-old and Kronbach placed first
in forms in the eight-year-old division. After collecting a 3-foot first-place trophy in August.
Kronbach told his parents, "I want to go back and bring home the 6-foot trophy." He did on
Sept. 10. The next tournament is slated for Nov. 5. Williamson offers classes through the city
of Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Department for ages six and up. Call 277-7350 or
visit www.fernandinabeachflorida.org.
U ,

ith a full moon com-
ing Saturday, many
,. wade fishermen will
4' be walking the
marshes this weekend for tailing
redfish. However, you should get
out on the water early as a flood
tide will arrive at 9:45 a.m. The
-- tide height
is predicted
to be 5.8

could be
by a north-
east wind.
Some of
the better
areas to
Terry Lacoss wade the
---- ... marshes
include the
ON TEE marshes
WATER east of
Lakes and the mouth of Bell's
River and Tiger basin.
One thing is definite, though,
when the redfish move into the
flooding marshes, they have one
thing on their mind and that is
filling their stomachs with fiddler
crabs. They %will be feeding tail
up out of the water as their
mouths scan the bottom of the
marshes for these delicacies..
Crab-pattern flies and plastic tail
jigs both work well as long as.
they are cast right in front of the
red drum's nose.
Sea trout fishing should also
be good this weekend during the
morning flood tide while work-
ing topwater plugs over flooded
oyster bars. "Electric Chicken"
plastic jerk baits have been
catching their fair share of sea
trout %when worked with a 1, 8-
ounce led head jig.
The afternoon tide should
produce red drum at the St.

Allen Mills releases a nice flood tide redfish in the marsh.

Marys jetty rocks with a low, tide
arriving at 2:59 p.m.
Flounder fishing should be
good right through the falling
tide as well. Try the rough bot-
lom between Egans Creek and
Fort Clinch.
Offshore bottom fishing
should be good this weekend.
after the passing of Hurricane
Ophelia. High winds normally
stir up the bottom and, after a
few days of calm winds, a variety
of bottom species including
grouper, red snapper and black
sea bass will be mighty hungry!
Try the FA tug and nearby
ledges while fishing on the bot-
tom with live cigar minnows, cut-
baits and fresh local squid.
If you are looking for some
trolling action, the R-5 Navy
tower should hold king macker-
el. dolphin, wahoo, sailfish and


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jig up a live well full of lives at
the tower and then begin trolling
close to the tower. Bottom fish-
ing is also good at the tower for.
red snapper and grouper.
Surf fishing has been slow
during the past few days with
some of the best action coming
at the south end of Amelia
Island. Bring along your cast net
and fish with live finger mullet
just past the breakers.
Thi Nenws-Leader enc.'ourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphl of exceptional catches. We
will publish them in this space on
Friday vs. E-mail photos to
bjones',lybnewslead ccom. mail
them to P.O. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop them by
the News-Leader office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach. For,
information, call 261-3696.

SMITH Continued from 144
Besides cereal, consider foods
that are easy to grab and go such
as bagels, brealdkfast bars, yogurt.
fruit smoothies or mufins.
This column is written to dis-
Cnss issues regarding sports, medi-
cine and sarety. It is not intended
to serve as a replaremcntfor
treatment by your phylsirian. It is
designed to offer guidelines on the
prevention, recognition and care
of injuries and illness. Specific
concerns should be discussed with -
your physician. Mail your ques-
lions to Gregory Smith, AlD..
Sports Medicine, 1250 S. 18th
Street, Suite 204, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-8787
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Millage Per $1,000

General Fund
Voted Debt





5,024,178 1,541,707 2,631,342 11,584,675 2,100,000

75,000 20,151,836 43,108,738

Estimated Revenues
Ad Valorem Taxes
Ad Valorem Taxes
Sales/Use/Fuel Taxes
Franchise Fees
Utility Service Taxes
Charges for Services
Other Financing Sources

Millage Per $1,000
0.3153 (Voted Debt)






950,875 2,916,000

385,368 1,594,327 42,602
685,145 3,489,665 1,027,950



General Government
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Economic Environment
Human Services
Debt Services
Other Financing Uses




14,476,422 1,554,269 2,105,388 20,503,832 1,070,552 1,255,387 1,918,412 42,884,262

19,500,600 3,095,976 4,736,730 32,088,507 3,170,552 1,330,387 22,070,248 85,993,000

2,419,261 1,208,015 1,487,000 5,114,276
8,056,667 11,000 379,656 8,447,323
9,935,934 9,935,934
1,160,686 295,000 3,617,618 5,073,304
87,983 87,983
70,600 70,600
1,974,960 2,254,710 8,241,257 12,470,927
116,168 2,942,272 998,552 4,056,992
1,295,487 1,857,506 73,852 925,421 4,152,266

15,065,644 1,868,506 3,119,386 25,662,502 998,552 1,208,015 1,487,000 49,409,605

4,434,956 1,227,470 1,617,344 6,426,005 2,172,000 122,372 20,583,248 36,583,395

19,500,600 3,095,976 4,736,730 32,088,507 3,170,552 1,330,387 22,070,248 85,993,000



The City of Fernandina Beach has tentatively

adopted a budget for 2005/2006. A public hearing

to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget and.

TAXES will be held on:

September 20,2005

5:05 p.m.

at Commission Chambers, City Hall

204 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034












StarTalk will present
"Harvest Moon," discussing
the science and lore of Earth's
nearest neighbor, tonight at
9:30 p.m. atthe
1,1A Ybor Alvarez
S. Sports
S;. : Complex
parking lot at
the south end of
Bailey Street.
Take a telescopic look at'
the Man in the Moon, and
even see the location where
the footprints remain from
"one giant leap for mankind."
"StarTalk" is a free public
program to promote interest in
astronomy. Hear a brief talk
about objects visible in the sky
right now and view some of
them telescopically. Plan on
about an hour and a half. For
information, call the StarTalk
information line at 277-3545
or, for last minute weather
updates, call 415-2704.
Author Dale Pedrick will
sign her new book Georgia
Cane Syrup: Stories of Life in a
I Small Town, at
Books Plus in
Beach on
Sept. 17, from
2-4 p.m. The
setting for the
book is Waycross, Ga., and
compiles stories submitted by
her classmates, class of '43,
whose lives were framed by
the Depression and World
War II.
Learn how to find your way
using only a topographic map
and a compass. Join Ranger
Amy on Sept. 17 at 2p.m. for
an informative map
and compass
Learn how
to read lopo-
r graphic maps,
utilize a com-
-' pass effectively
and orientate your-
self through a basic course in
the natural surroundings of
Little Talbot Island State Park.
Participants will even con- -
siruct their own compass.
Meet at the Alligator beach
pavilion. A $4 park entrance
fee per vehicle applies for
non-campers. No reservations
necessary. Bring sunscreen,
water, and wear comfortable'
clothes and shoes. Call 251-
Trunks Beach Couture is
introducing a fall line designed
specifically for the fashionista
of Amelia Island. The official
unveiling will take place at
Harrison's Mercantile at The'
Spa & Shops
at Amelia
SPlantation on
4Sept. 17 and
be available
only here for
the fall sea-
son. The
designer will
have a representative at the
event for a special trunk show;
complimentary beverages will
be served and Ihe show' is
open to the public.

FoArt & Antiques on call 432-

2202 or call Harrisson -'just girls-
canibbtile dito sharetly al 432-2218.

Centre'd Women meeparticipatings
thin thirds year's festival sharing
their work and tipques on Centellireg
Thione'is own instormaly. Join Nola

*one's own story. Join Nola

Perez with her new book,
Able Rae, Dickie Anderson
and other guests. Books and
CDs will be available for sale
and signing.
Celebrate the fall equinox
with a rhythmic gathering on
the beach immediately
"aimM following a meditative,
S... walking
S. labyrinth at
iH Se 7 p.m. on
iiil iiJK Sept. 22 at
S3 the Scott
1B HB Road beach
BB access. The
members of
Health Education
Alliance for Living (H.E.A.L.)
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Spanish artist Dionisio Rodriguez stands in front of an oil painting of the Jackson-ille skyline he
completed recently while on a trip to'Amelia Island. Rodriguez. %who bought a home in Nassau
County, was inspired by the view from the Jacksonville Landing on a previous trip two years ago.


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Grace Lipman. Kim Clemons, Jan Davis, and Tullye Ralph make up the 1950's singing group
The Taffetas in Amelia Community Theatre's musical comedy "Taffeta Memories."
Performances are at 8 p.m. on tonight and Saturday, Sept. 22-24. 28-30, and Oct. 1 and at 2
p.m. on Sept. 25. Adult tickets are 816; student tickets are 89. The box office is open from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Thursday, and Saturdays at 209 Cedar St. Call the theater at
261-6749 for reservations and information.

The Mt. Olive Historic Restoration Society Inc.
will sponsor a Friday Fish Fry at 4 p.m. today on the
grounds of historic Little Mt. Olive Baptist Church
in Nassauville (next door to the fire station). The fish
i r will be follow ed by a 7 p.m. prayer service at the
church.The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage
Committee of
r --- Northeast Florida will
lead the service to
reme mber people in
the GulflCoast and
around the world who
'" iare hurting and in
need due to natural
disasters. The com-
mittee will accept
donations, oi supplies only, for victims of Hurricane,
Katrina. The committee will also share plans for
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Weekend begin-
ning Sept. 30. The celebration will culminate on Oct.
2 at American Beach with Worship by the Sea, a
service of spiritual healing and renewal, which will
be led by Queen Quet, Marquetta Goodwine,
Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and
dedicated to the memory of MaVynee Betsch, the
Beach Lady.

The Executive Board of the Historic Downtown
Business Association will host an "Arts and
Enterprise" celebration from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 17


on Centre Street
between Front and
Second streets. /.-, ..
Numerous artists will _L1f "
be featured in mediums Fernandinu Beach _,.
including: sculpture,
glass, watercolor, jewelry. acrylic and oil. The associ-
a tion w ill give a Best of Show award to a chosen
artist along wiih a cash prize. The public \\ ill have an
opportunity to vote on a People's Choice award and
cash prize to be given to the best artist on display.
Artists should call Suzi Sax at 277-9664 or Pam
Bennett at 491-4778. For event logistics call Steve
Colwell at 277-4801 or Harry Krix at 321-0510.
,I 7 .
Keep Nassau
Beautiful, Inc., in partner-
ship with The Ocean
Conservancy, announces
the 2005 International
Coastal Cleanup will be
held on Sept. 17.
Main Beach and
S .. Peters Point will be the
fB^_l regisratio loatos o

MA.'I VAL registration locations for
those who wish to help
clean up the beaches of Amelia Island. However,
trash travels and participation is encouraged
through neighborhood, river, and street cleanup.
Individuals who want to assist, but can't make it to
the beaches, are encouraged to collect trash wherev-
er they can.

While visiting Amelia Island
and North Florida two years
ago, Spanish artist Dionisio
Rodriguez saw something at the
Jacksonville Landing that caught
his eye.
It's a familiar view for resi-
dents of Northeast Florida: the
Jacksonville skyline standing
above the St. Johns River.
To Rodriguez, the strength of
the tall modern structureswith
their sound architecture standing
against the background of a calm
horizon was inspirational.
The image stuck with him,
and on a recent visit back to
Amelia Island he spent 10 days
putting the scene on a 4- by 5-foot
Nbw, he expects to draw even
more inspiration from the area,
after recently buying a home in
Nassau County where he'll spend
part of the year.
To Rodriguez. a native of
Madrid who has traveled exten-
sively in the United States paint-
ing urban landscapes and por-
traits. the architecture and homes
set against the natural beauty of
Amelia Island are a rich source of

Newu.s Leader
With Hurricane Katrina's pall
cast over the nation for weeks
now, it felt good to laugh. Really
laugh. Laugh till tears streamed
down the face.
Tod Booth's production of "Do
Black Patent Leather Shoes Really
Reflect Up?" could not come at a
better time, providing welcome
comic relief when there is other-
wise little to smile about.
These days at the Alhambra
Dinner Theatre there is a glorious
escape from reality as the audi-
ence is regaled with scenes from
a Catholic school in the 1951s and
all that goes \ith an education
apart from the "publics."
Scenes like Jon Barr (channel-
ing Eugene Levy) as geeky Felix
Lindor, energetically rubbing any
girl's elbows he can get his hands
on, hoping lif not praying) for a
bit of action.
Or confession at St. Bastion
Church with the strictbut soft-
COMEDY Continued on 7B

'It's the combination of
the urban and the natu-
ral environment here.
They complement each
other. There's a real sym-
biosis between the
island's urbanity and its
natural peacefulness.'

"It's the combination of the
urban and the natural environ-
ment here," he said. "They com-
plement each other. There's a
real symbiosis between the
island's urbanity and its natural
A "casual situation in a dynam-
ic environment" is what
Rodriguez looks for in a land-
scape, and one of Nassau
County's newest local artists
believes hell find plenty of them
in his adopted home.
For more information on
Rodriguez's work, contact

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Tony Triano. Deborah
Ramsay-Smith and Amy Allen
pray for a kneeling Joel
Kipper .in Alhambra Dinner
Theatre's production of "Do
Black Patent Leather Shoes
Regally Reflect Up?"


For more information, contact Todd Duncan at
Keep Nassau Beautiful, (904) 548-0162.

Patricia Lovejoy, harpist, will present a program
of Celtic music at 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the
Grenewald Home on Amelia Park.
The program will include a tribute to composer
Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), who has been called
the "father of traditional Irish music." Light refresh-
ments will be served. Tickets are $25. Make reserva-
tions-by calling 277-1225.

Actress Charnele Brown will
serve as the keynote speaker for
I Ithe First Annual Healing BALM -

Board of Director's Banquet at 7
p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Best
SWestern Inn of Amelia Island,
2707 Sadler Road.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
Brown, best known for her role as Kimberly Reese in
the hit television series "A Different World," is a pro-
ducer, writer, clothing designer and community
Healing BALM conducts intervention activities
and promotes HIV/AIDS awareness and testing and
overall family wellness.
To purchase tickets or for information, call 548-
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The v,'l1i, i,.,ii
Independent At!,.-r1,.i,i List, as
brought to you by Book Sense
and SEBA, for the week ended
Sunday, Sept. 11. Based on
reporting from the independent
booksellers of the Southeastern
Booksellers Association and Book


1. The Widow of .,
the South
Robert Hicks,
Wamer, $24.95 '-'
2. Sweetwater .
Anne Rivers
Siddons, '
3. The
Elizabeth Kostova, Little
Brown, $25.95
4. The Mermaid Chair
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking,
5. Polar Shift
Clive Cussler, with Paul
Kemprecos, Putnam, $26.95
6. Until I Find You
John Irving, Random House,
7. Lifeguard
James Patterson, Andrew
Gross, Little Brown, $26.95
8. No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCar r-, Knopf,
9. Pawleys Island
Dorothea Benton Frank,
Berkley, $24.95
10. Snow Flower and the
Secret Fan
Lisa See, Random House,
$21 95


1. 1776
S&S, $32
2. The World
Is Flat
Thomas L. .
FSG, $27.09
3. Being
Dead Is No Excuse
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte
Hays, Hyperion, $19.954. You:
4. The Owner's Manual:
Vichael F. RoWzen, M.D.T hn
Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Collins,
5. The FairTax Book
Neal Boortz, John Linder,
ReganBooks, $24.95
6. Natural Cures "They"
Don't Want You to Know
Kevin Trudeau, Alliance,

7. Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J.
Dubner, William Morrow,
8.100 People Who Are
Screwing Up America
Bernard Goldberg,
HarperCollins, $25.95
9. Blink
Malcolm Gladwell, Little
Brown, $25.95
10. New Rules
Bill Maher, Rodale, $24.95


1. Eldest
Paolini, Knopf,
2. Harry
Potter and
the Half-
J.K. Rowling,
3. If You Give a Pig a Party
Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia
Bond (Illus.), Laura Geringer,
4. Eragon
Christopher Paolini, Knopf,
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown,
Clement Hurd (Illus.),
HarperCollins, $7.99
6. The Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants (Movie Tie-
Ann Brashares, Delacorte,
7. Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick,
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel Leaf, $6.50
9. Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic,
10. The Second Summer of
the Sisterhood
Ann Brashares, Delacorte,

11. Tails
Matthew Van Fleet, Red '
Wagon, $13.95
12. Junle B., First Grader:
Boo...and I Mean It!
Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
(Illus.), Random House, $3.99 U


Book Island'readies

for another festival

The Amelia Book Island Festival
began in 2001. Amelia Island resi-
dents Don and Andrea Parker and
Joani and Joe Selement shared a,
dream their love of books and
enthusiasm for their island home.
They founded a non-profit
organization celebrating the written
word. The festival takes place the
first weekend of October in
Fernandina Beach and each year
expands to offer opportunities to a
willing community.
"We set out to create an afford-
able, lively event promoting two
concepts that reading is great
fun, and good writing makes good
reading," Joani Selement explains.
She knew the story of Hay-on-Wye,
a hamlet where Welsh book lovers
launched their Book Town move-
ment in 1988.
"We wanted to go one better -
being unique as the Book Island,"
says Don Parker, festival chairman.
The annual festival brings
renowned authors, writers and
book lovers together for a variety of
activities including readings, talks,
discussions and social events.
From the beginning the
"Authors-in-Schools" day has been
an important aspect of the suc-
cessful event Writers, poets and
storytellers go out to the schools
and spend time with local children
(of all a.u.es.
The two headline authors are
David Liss and Susan Vreeland.
Both utilhors are keynote speak-
ers for the Lunch with Authors
event at noon on Saturday, Oct. 1,
and will participate in other events

Uss Vreeland

throughout the festival.
Liss is the author of three mys-
tery novels set in early 18th centu-
ry London: A Conspiracy of Paper,
winner of the 2001 Edgar award
for best first novel; The Coffee
Trader; and A Spectacle of
Corruption, a national bestseller.
Publisher's Weekly gives him rave
reviews, "Mystery and mainstream
readers with a taste for gritty his-
torical fiction will relish Liss's glo-
rious dialogue, lively rogues (and)
fascinating setting." Liss lives in
San Antonio with his wife and
daughter. For more information,
visit his web site at www.david
Vreeland, an award-winning
author, has received great response
and praise for her lush and original
novels that center on artists and
the lives their paintings have
'There is so much strife and
tension in the world that I find the
silent world of paintings from the
past both hopeful and healing," said
Vreeland, author of national best-
sellers The Passion of Artemisia
and Girl in Hyacinth Blue.

* Tickets are on sale at these
locations on Amelia Island:
* Books Plus, 107 Centre St.
* First Coast Community
Bank, 1750 South 14th Str.
* The Golf Club of Amelia
Island, 4750 Amelia Island
* Amelia Community Theatre,
209 Cedar St. (box-office
* Tickets for Friday and
Saturday festival days may
also be purchased at the door.
Luncheon tickets will not be
sold the day of the event.

Have questions?
Send an e-mail to
tickets@bookisland.org, or call
321-0645. You may also leave
a message on the ABIF infor-
mation line. 491-8176.
Mailing address:
Amelia Book Island Festival
P.O. Box 824
Amelia Island, FL 32035
Go to web sitq for more infor-
mation: www.bookisland.org

In her third novel, The Forest
Lover, Vreeland explores the
themes of art, passion, sacrifice
and love as she tells the story of
Canadian painter Emily Carr.
Vreeland resides in San Diego.


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Chris Twiggs,
Friends of the
Library One
reads at the
beach on
Amelia Island
with his wife
Diana and their
Wesley, Faith
and Brendan.

'One Book One Community'

Nassau County Libraries have each of the painting's owners. We scored by Friends of the Library
announced this year's "One Book, find that each of the owners has and Friends of the Book Festival
One Community" book is Girl in responded to the painting's power at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept 29 at
Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland. in some way. the Florida House Inn.
This book follows a painting Vreeland is featured at this Advance ticket purchase is rec-
back through time Author Susan year's Amelia Book Island ommended.
Vreeland leads us gently back in Festival, Sept 29-Oct 2. She will For ticket information visit
time and takes us into the lives of appear at a special event spon- www.bookisland.org.

Freedom to read is critical

to the free flow of ideas

This month marks the 25th
anniversary of the Solidarity
movement's victory over commu-
nism in Poland. Special concerts,
lectures and performances will
take place in Gdansk and people
from all over the country will cele-
brate their freedom from an
oppressive, overbearing form of
In the United States, Septem-
ber marks Banned Books Week
(Sept 24-Oct. 1), a time where the
issue of censorship is explored,
discussed and debated. It is horri-
fying to most to learn that some-
one would write a book to deny
the Holocaust and disturbing to
many to see books and web sites
filled with erroneous facts and
hateful intentions. There is no
question that the freedom of
speech has a dark side.
Yet the debate continues on
more subjective and ambiguous
topics, like what constitutes art,
historical truth, evolution of life
and what language is acceptable -
and in what context. On an ongo-
ing basis in cities across the coun-
try, schools and libraries are chal-
lenged by those who are

Donna Paz


about the
language or
expressed in
books. Look
through the
list of books
that are chal-
org) and
read the sto-
The prac-
tical ques-
tions remain

- how would we change as a soci-
ety if we had book police? Who
would decide what is worthy -
and what is not? What are the
dangers to the American spirit if
we are told what we can and can-
not read?
In an effort to create aware-
ness about the negative influence
of censorship on the greater soci-
ety, Banned Books Week is spon-
sored by the American Library
Association, the American
Booksellers Foundation for Free

Expression, the Association of
American Publishers and the
American Society of Journalists
and Authors. Their goal is to con-
vey that the freedom of expres-
sion is critical to the free flow of
ideas and our ability to write and
read without government inter-
vention or slanderous attacks
regarding personal preferences.
The Amelia Book Island
Festival is our local celebration of
the freedom to read. At the end of
September, bestselling and debut
authors, poets and illustrators will
join us to explore the world of
ideas through the written word.
When you think of a book festival
like ours taking place in a former
communist country like Poland,
its value becomes even more
clear. There is great privilege in
the freedom of speech and the
freedom to read. And it is worth
Donna Paz Kaufman is a resi-
dent ofAmelia Island where she
operates an international bookstore
training and consulting firm with
her husband, Mark Kaufman. She
is the president of the Fernandina
Beach Friends of the Library.

Book island

We are pleased to
be back after a sum-
mer break and appreci-
ate the many positive
responses we have got-
ten to our articles and
monthly page dedicated to
books. As we start up again, we
are focusing on Amelia Island's
very own Book Island Festival.
There are many events to
choose from literally some-
thing for everyone, so check out
the web site and schedule and
participate in as many things as
you can. There will be world-
class talent right here on our
island, so be sure and take
advantage of the many opportu-

You will notice a new
feature "Caught
Reading." We hope you
will take pictures of
people you catch read-
ing and send them into
us with clear identification of the
reader and the person taking the
photo send them to my atten-
tion at dickiemm@bellsouth.net
We hope to hear from the
many book clubs on the island.
Let us know what you are read-
ing and the special activities and
trips you may be taking that tie
to the books you choose.
See you at the Amelia Book
Island Festival!
Dickie Anderson
Book Editor


Author Dale Pedrick will sign her
new book, Georgia Cane Syrup: Stories
of Life in a Small Town, at Books Plus
in downtown Femandina Beach from
2-4 p.m. Saturday.
The Amelia Book Island Festival
is Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. For information
visit www.bookisland.org, e-mail
info@bookisland.org or call the hot-
line at 491-8176.
Children's author Katy Duffield
will discuss her book, Farmer
McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows,
at 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Fernandina
Beach branch library. After the pro-
gram, Duffield will sign copies of her
book. All are welcome to attend.
Children's author Elsa Cintron,
author and illustrator of Safari
Adventure on the Golf Course: Learning
Animals and Colors in Spanish, will dis-
cuss her book at 4 p.m. on Sept. 29
at the Callahan branch library. After
her program, which will include read-
ing her book in English dnd Spanish,
Cintron will sign copies of her book.
All are welcome to attend.
mnan FirhdsobfteLibrary ,*Q.)a r)-
Femandina Beach, will host the inau-
gural program of the Author Chat
Series with Susan Vreeland, author
of the international best-selling novel
Girl In Hyacinth Blue, the One
Book/One Community selection for
2005-6, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the

Florida House Inn.
An Author Chat with Betsy Carter,
best-selling author of The Orange
Blossom Special, a novel set in Florida,
is rescheduled for Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.
at the Florida House Inn.
Tickets to each event are $10 for
Friends of the Library and Friends of
the Amelia Book Island Festival, $15
for non-members and are on sale
now at the Fernandina Beach branch
library. For details, visit
http://read.nassau.lib.fl.us or call
Hunt's Art and Artifacts, 316 C.
Centre St., will host a book signing
with author Mark Renz from 4-7 p.m.
Sept. 30. His books include Fossiling
in Florida: A Guide for Diggers and
Divers, Megalodon: Hunting the Hunter,
Doug's Ark: Thinking Outside the Pile,
and Giants in the Storm.
Friends of the Library, Fernan-
dina Beach Book Sale is Oct. 6-8 at
the Peck Center, 510 South 10th St.
The Preview Sale and Party will
take place Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m. for
members of the Friends of the
The sale opeps pb 7tjOti e'-
eral public and dealers from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. Discover special deals on
Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds will support pro-
grams and purchase materials for
the Femandina Beach branch of
the Nassau County Public Libraries.

Fernandina Beach
25 N. Fourth St.'
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-7365
Mon, Thur: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Sun
Library Director. Dawn Bostwick
Assistant Director: Janet Loveless
Children's Librarian: Diane Johnson
450086 State Road 200
Callahan, FL 32011
(904) 879-3434
Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tues: noon-8 p.m.
Closed Sun, Wed
library Manager:
Rosemary Szczygiel
37177 Pecan St.
Hilliard, FL 32046
(904) 845-2495

Senior AP English Literature
will be studying the following
this year:
Great Expectations
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Awakening
Ethan Frome
Brave New World

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thurs: noon-8 p.m.
Library Manager:
Lucinda Watkins
Library Assistant: Susan McKenney
76346 William Burgess Blvd.
Yulee, FL 32097
(904) 5484467
Mon Thurs: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Closed: Sat, Sun
Library Manager: Teen Peterson
Library Assistant: Patti Thirsk
7280 Motes Road
Bryceville, FL 32009
(904) 266-9813
Tues, Wed, Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thurs: noon-8 p.m.
Closed: Mon, Fri, Sun
Library Assistant
Stephen Michaels

Children's programs set

Diane Johnson, children's
librarian for the Nassau County
Libraries, has announced the 2005-
6 schedule for children's pro-
grams at the Fernandina Branch
of the Nassau County Public
Toddler time will be on
Wednesday mornings at 10:30
a.m. It is a 20-minute interactive.
time, using songs, rhymes, story-
books, finger play and hand play to
reinforce emergent reading and
school readiness skills for pre-
school aged children and their
caretakers. Themes will include
"transportation" and "the work
people do."
Adult attendance and partici-
pation is required.
Afternoon story times are on

Wednesday at 4 p.m. It is a 35-
minute story time for elementary
school age children. Its goal is to
reinforce literacy skills and pro-
mote a love of reading in young
patrons through the benefits of a
read-aloud story. The story is sup-
ported by a fun craft, activity
and/or game. Scheduled month-
ly themes are:
September-Fantasy at the
October-Scare Your Socks
Off at the Library
November-Smorgasbord of
Food Stories at the Library
December-Festival of fami-
ly, traditions and holidays at the
Plans are under way for spe-
cial holiday programs.

The Importance of Being Earnest
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Short stories
We will share some of the
reading lists currently being
used in our schools. If you have
any information to share contact
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Alexander's, 4924 First
Coast Hwy., features local
artists. Call 277-2040.

The Amelia Island Gallery,
2900 Atlantic Ave., features a
variety of media and is open
from noon-8 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday and until 5
p.m. Sunday.

Barwick Studio, Inc., 4 N.
Second St., features original
watercolors. Open from 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Call 321-0833.

Blue Door Artists, 205-1/2
Centre St. Visit five avant-garde
working art studios. Includes
abstract paintings, pastels, col-
lage and mixed media, fiber
arts, sculpture, jewelry, a resi-
dent muralist and decorative
painter and a weaving studio.
Open Tuesday through
Saturday and by appointment.
Also every first Friday evening
of the month for an open house
and studio tours 5-8 p.m.

C Square Studio, 205-1/2
Centre St. Featuring contempo-
rary paintings. Specializing in
original art, jewelry and art
objects. Open most days from
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from
noon-5 p.m. and always by
appointment. Call 556-1119.

D'Agnese Studio and Fine
Art Gallery, 205-1/2 Centre St.,
features oil and watercolor
paintings; bronze, marble and
limestone sculptures; litho-
graphs, serigraphs and paper
and glass collages. Open noon-
6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday or
by appointment. Call 261-6044
or 261-0433.

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 appoint-

Eileen's Art and Antiques
at 702 Centre St. Call 277-2717.

Harbor Lights, 31 N. Third
St., features original work and a
continuing display of antique
charts, maps and 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.

SHunts Aft & Artifacts "
Gallery, 316 C Centre St.. fea-
tures fossils and shark's teeth,
original paintings and drawings,
Moroccan imports, Civil War
artifacts, Oriental carpets and
other curiosities. Open 11 a.m.-
5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and by appointment
Sunday. Call 261-8225.
The Island Art Association,
18 N. Second St., Femandina
Beach. Open Monday through
Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.
to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Mead's Framery and
Trophy Store, Inc., A1A and
US 17, Yulee, features original
and limited edition art by local
and regional artists. Open 9
a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday. Call 225-2195.
One Broad Stroke, 205-1/2
Centre St. Featuring contempo-
rary work. Open 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, and
by appointment. Lessons
offered. Call 491-9995.

Ribault's Gallery of Fine
Art, 319 Centre St., offers "true
original" lithographs, serigraphs,
monotypes, paintings and por-
traits. Open 10:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. daily:
Call 321-0021.

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

Swamp Art Too, corner of
Date and Ninth streets, features
nautical antiques and personal-
ized hand carvings of people
and pets, as well as "swamp art"
mermaids, fish, and more from

bones and shells. Open 9 a.m.-
5 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday, closed 1-3 p.m. for,
siesta. Call 491-9847.'

The Waterwheel Art
Gallery, 5047 First Coast Hwy.,
Fernandina Beach, features
original works.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday
and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Call

The Weaving Studio, 205-
1/2 Centre St., features hand-
woven wearable art. Open 11
a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Call 557-1187.

COMEDY Continued from lB
hearted Father O'Reilly, played
with Irish lilt by Alhambra regu-
lar Tony Triano. (What is the dif-
ference between a venial and a
mortal sin, the young students
wonder. When is self amusement
self abusement? And do black
patent leather shoes really reflect
Or nuns on roller skates like
penguins in a row.
Even the set design by the
Alhambra Scene Shop is clever,
with desks on wheels that can be
ridden like scooters and then

OUT Continued from 1B

transformed into a confessional.
The story centers on the rela-
tionship between Becky
Bakowski and Eddie Ryan,
played by Cara Heitman and Joel
Kipper respectively. It even has
its bittersweet and serious
moments, especially when
Becky considers her vocation
and Eddie visits her in the hospi-
tal before heading off to the
But there is much hilarity as
the students progress from the
second grade to the present, in a
school system designed (howev-
er unsuccessfully) to scare the

The event will feature live music,
raffle items, fine wines and cui-

invite all interested parties to sine.
share in an evening percussion Admission is $35 per person
gathering. Experience the magic and is by ticket reservation only.
,of the drum circle while the vibra- Dress is semi-formal. For informa-
tion of rhythm cuts through all tion on ticket outlets call the cen-
racial, cultural, and gender ter at 261-2771 or e-mail
boundaries, allowing participants ncvcfb@aol.com.
to energize, heal and unify. *
Open to people of all levels of A full afternoon of presenta-
musical expertise. Drums wel- tions exploring the life and
come but not necessary. times of Zephaniah Kingsley,
Instruments can be of any type his African wife Anna, and the
(sticks, shakers, buckets, tam- hundreds of men, women, and
bourines, etc.) For information call children who were enslaved on
Ted Daggett at (904) 415-3036 or Fort George Island will be-
visit www.healnassau.com. offered at Kingsley Plantation,
Jacksonville, on Oct. 15.
The Antique Bottle The event the eighth annual
Collectors of North Florida's Kingsley Heritage Celebration is
38th Annual Show & Sale will be entitled "Zephaniah Kingsley's
held Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 Florida." Sponsored by the
p.m. at the Fraternal Order of National Park Service's Timucuan
Police Building, 5530 Beach Ecological and Historic Preserve
Blvd., Jacksonville. and the Florida Humanities
En o\ tabletop collectibles raf- Council, the even is free and

and sodas. This is a family-friend- For information, call 904-251-
ly event. Call Wayne Harden at 3537, or visit www.nps.gov/timu.
(904) 781-2620, e-mail *
abcnf@juno.com or visit www. Barnabas Crisis Center's
waynesbottles.com/show. "House of Possibilities" deco-
rator's showcase and fund-
Matthew's Restaurant in San raiser will be held Nov. 2-6 on
Marco is holding a charity recep- Amelia Island. Call 261-7000 for
tion to benefit the families and information.

victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The evening of food and wine
will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sept.
25 at the restaurant, located at
2107 Hendricks Ave. Call (904)
396-9922. The cost is $100 per
person and 100 percent of the
proceeds will be sent to the
Katrina Relief Fund. For informa-
tion, visit www.thesanmarco
Micah's Place Domestic
Violence Awareness Month
Peace Breakfast will be held at 8
a.m. Sept. 30 at the Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach.
Tickets are $25 and can be pur-
chased by calling 491-6364.
Ticket price includes a gour-
met breakfast and a touching pro-
gram, including the reading of
messages by survivors of domes-
tic violence. Share the message
of hope, help and healing.
All proceeds benefit Micah's
Place, a certified domestic vio-
lence center serving the residents
of Nassau County. Visit www.
micahsplace.org for information.
The Amelia Island Genealo-
gical Society will present the
"Spirit of Fernandina" cemetery
tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Oct. 8.
The tour will visit gravesites at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church and
illustrate the stories of the movers
and shakers of Fernandina's
"Golden Age," circa 1875, as well
as the Civil War period. Guides
will lead the groups and drama-
tists will recreate the lives and his-
tory of many of Fernandina's most
influential people.
Tickets will be available at the
Fernandina branch of the Nassau
County Public Library system
beginning Sept. 26 and on the
day of the tour. Tickets are $5 in
advance, $7 at the gate.
Tickets will be stamped with
the tour time so that no waiting is
anticipated. Tours will commence
at 15-minute intervals throughout
the day. Free parking will be avail-
able at a parking area just north
of the cemetery on Eighth Street.
For information call 321-3460.

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center's 14th annual
"The Taste of Amelia Island" is
scheduled for Oct. 14 from 6-9
p.m. at Amelia Island Plantation.


The Blue Door Artists, 205-
1/2 Centre St., will host a Fall
Open House and Studio Tour
on Sept. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Come
see work by award winning weav-
er Lynette Holmes and colorful
contemporary artists Casey
Matthews, Carol Winner, Christina
Long, the late Helen D'Agnese
and two new artists, Theresa
Daily and Sandi Bowers. .
Also open Monday through
Saturday, and by appointment.
Call 556-1119 or visit www.blue
A multi-media group exhibi-
tion to benefit the Beaches Sea
Turtle Patrol Inc. is at the First
Street Gallery, 216-B First St.,
Neptune Beach through Oct. 15.
Works in clay, fiber, jewelry, glass,
pastel and metal will be featured.
Call (904) 241-6928 or visit
www.firststreetgalleryart.com for
more information.

The Amelia Island Museum
of History, 233 S. Third St., is
hosting a special exhibit from the
Museum of Florida History travel-
ing exhibits program through
"Crate Expectations!" fea-
tures Florida citrus crate labels
from the 1800s to the 1960s.
These colorful and unique labels
not only identified the growers
and advertised their product, but
also served to heighten positive
images of the beauty and bounty
found in the "Sunshine State."
For more information, contact
the museum at 261-7378.
The Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, will host "Art
Beyond Sight," works by stu-
dents from the Florida School for
the Deaf and Blind, Sept. 26
through Nov. 7.
"Beyond the Frame,
Impressionism Revisited: The
Sculptures of J. Seward
Johnson," will be on exhibit Sept.
29 through Jan. 8.

The Haskell Gallery at
Jacksonville International
Airport features Kathy Stark
(oil/acrylic/watercolor painting),
Alynne Sharp (acrylic/watercolor

Ticket information
"Do Black Patent
Leather Shoes Really
Reflect Up?" is at the
Alhambra Dinner
Theatre, 12000 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville,
through Oct. 9. Call
(904) 641-1212 or visit
theatre.com for online
reservations. Prices
range from $39 to $46 for
dinner and a show.
Show-only tickets are
$25 plus tax.

The cast of "Do Black
Patent Leather Shoes Really
Reflect Up?" at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre
through Oct. 9.

sin out of them.
Booth brings to the produc-
tion his own recollections, regal-
ing the audience at intermission
with a tale about his first foray
into Catholic school.
The registrar insisted his
name be spelled with two D's,
but Booth, a spirited child, shot
back that if one D was good
enough for God, "It was good
enough for me."
He remembers to this day not
only the reprimand at school, but
the one awaiting him when he
got home.

painting) and Worley Faver (pot-

painting) and Worley Faver (pot-
tery) through Sept. 30.


Season tickets for Fernandina
Little Theatre's 14th season are
now on sale. The season produc-
tions include 'The Importance of
Being Earnest," 'Tons of Money,"
and "Electra." A season subscrip-
tion is $33. Contact FLT at fit-
play@earthlink.net or 321-1595
for further information.
Amelia Community Theatre
will hold auditions for "Lost in
Yonkers" at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26
and 27 at 209 Cedar St.
Charles Horton will direct Neil
Simon's Pulitzer Prize winning
comic drama, which is set in
1942. Two men, two teenaged
boys and three women are need-
ed for the cast. Performances will
be Nov. 17-19, 25-27, 30, and
Dec. 1-3. Backstage volunteers

sign up for a crew. Call the theater
at 261-6749 for information.

Murder Mystery Players hit
the fairway with laughter and
death in "Murder on the Links."
Audience members have a
chance to win prizes and guess
who did what to whom during per-
formances Sept. 17 and 24 at
Dave and Buster's Restaurant,
7025 Salisbury Road in
Jacksonville. Performances are at
8 p.m. and the $32.95 per person
tickets includes dinner as well as
the performance. Make reserva-
tions by calling (904) 296-1525.
Seating is limited.
Theatre Jacksonville pres-
ents "The Taming of the Shrew"
at the Harold K. Smith Playhouse,
2032 San Marco Boulevard,
through Oct. 8.
She's got an attitude. He's got
a plan. Marriage, money and
mayhem take center stage in the
Shakespeare in San Marco pro-
duction. General admission tick-
ets are $5 and may be purchased
by calling the box office at (904)
396-4425. To view the schedule,
visit www.theatrejax.com.
The Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre presents
the musical comedy by George
and Ira Gershwin, "Crazy for
You." The show will run Thursday
through Saturday through Sept.
24, with a Sunday matinees at 2
p.m. Sept. 18.
ABET is located in the Adele
Grage Cultural Center, 716
Ocean Blvd. in Atlantic Beach.
Tickets are $18 and $16 for sen-
iors, students and military.
Call (904) 249-7177 for reser-

As part of its popular film
series, Underground Cinema at
JMOMA, the Jacksonville
Museum of Modern Art will
screen highly acclaimed foreign
and independent films every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in
September, October, and
Admission is $5 JMOMA mem-
bers, $7 non-members. JMOMA
is located at 333 North Laura St.
in Jacksonville. Call (904) 366-
6911 or visit www.jmoma.org.
WJCT broadcasts uninter-
rupted classic films on Friday
nights at 10 p.m. September's
schedule includes "Mrs. Miniver,"
"Man of La Mancha" and "Ball of
"Mrs. Miniver" is tonight and
stars Greer Garson and Walter
Pidgeon star as British parents
bravely enduring the London Blitz.

Released in 1942 shortly after
Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, this
Oscar-winning film broke box
office records and inspired
Winston Churchill to comment on
its value to the war effort.


New classes are forming at
Amelia Arts Academy. Sign up
for music and art lessons, private
or group.
Play in the band or sing in the
chorale. Join the string ensemble.
Dance for the fun of it. Tuition
assistance and scholarships are
available. Call 277-1225 for infor-

The Island Chamber Singers
fall concert will be held on Friday
night, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church.
The concert, Bravo!
Bravissimo!, will present two
Italian Baroque works, Gloria by
Antonio Vivaldi and The
Magnificat by Giovanni Battista
Tickets are $10 for adults and
$2 for students.
Island Chamber Singers,
formed in 2004 by artistic director
Dr. Jane Lindberg, consists of 30
singers who are passionate about
classical music! The Nov. 18 con-
cert opens the second season for
the group.
A Mozart concert is planned
for the spring in honor of the com-
poser's 250th birthday.

The Amelia Island Chorale
community chorus, under the
direction of Richard Dickson, with
accompanist Peter Deane, meets
on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Peck
Center/Academy Auditorium,
516 South 10th St. No audition is
required. Call 277-1225 for more


On Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St., Dr.
Querine Hanlon of the Naval
War College will present a lec-
ture that looks at the war in
Iraq in a comparative framework
using a conflict many people are
familiar with.
She will further discuss the
"quagmire" issue, a reference
commonly made between the two
Stair usage is necessary and
there is a $5 fee for non-mem-
bers. For information call 261-

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Amelia Island Museum of
History, Dr. Jerry Milanich, cura-
tor in archaeology at the Florida
Museum of Natural History in
Gainesville, and author or editor
of 20 books describing the native
societies of the Americas, will dis-
cuss his latest book, Frolicking
Bears, Wet Vultures, and Other
Oddities, which follows Amos
Cummings or#nis adventures
through the wilds of Florida in
The lecture will be held
upstairs in the museum. Stair
usage is necessary and there is a
$5 fee for non-members. For
information call 261-7378.

Discover the rich history and
culture of Amelia Island, a tiny
paradise with a big place in
Florida's history books. Housed in
the historic Nassau County jail,
the Amelia Island Museum of
History showcases the island's
4,000 years of history.
Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday. Docent-led tours are held
at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and at 2 p.m.
Sunday. Just a short walk from
downtown, the museum is located
at the corner of Cedar and Third
The Amelia Island Museum
of History offers walking tours.
Centre Street tours begin every
Friday and Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
at the railroad depot on Centre
Hear fascinating anecdotes of
the families and industries that
shaped Fernandina on this walk
down the national historic district's
main thoroughfare.
To leam more about other
tour and lecture offerings contact
Thea Seagraves at 261-7378
(ext. 105) Purchase your tickets in
advance at the museum, 233 S.
Third St.
The Amelia Island Museum
of History offers Ghost Tours
every Friday at 6 p.m.
Guests will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and walk in
the footsteps of a bygone era
as the past copes alive through
the skillful storytelling of the
Meet at the cemetery behind
St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Purchase your tickets in advance
at the museum, 233 S. Third St.

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801 Wanted to Buy or Rent
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102 Lost& Found I
LOST DOG 1/2 Bulldog, red short hair
w/white on chest, long tail, 90 Ibs., black
collar. Looks vicious but real friendly. Lost
8/27/05. $500 Reward. Call 261-7988.
If you have lost your cat or dog, pls
check both animal shelters. .The Nassau
Humane Society facility is located at 671
Airport Rd. (next to the airport), & the
County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd.
in Yulee (next to the drivers license bldg.).
FOUND CAT -'Black & gray tabby w/white
feet, belly & chest. Spayed & declawed.
Lakewood area. (904)321-0190

104 Personals
DIVORCE $275-$350* Covers children,
etc. Only one signature req'd. *Excludes
gov't fees. Call weekdays (800)462-2000
ext. 600 (8am-7pm), Alta Divorce, LLC.
Established 1977. FCAN
Widowed, white, 65 yr. old male, NS/ND
looking for female 50-65 for
companionship, or possibly more. Call
Robert (904)225-0315.
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal Defense
& Personal Injury. *Felonies *Domestic
Violence *Misdemeanors *DUI *Traffic
*Auto Accident *Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights". A-A-A Attorney Referral
Service (800)733-5342. FCAN
WANTED: Old U.S. coin collections. Top
prices paid. One item or entire estate. Call
(904)277-3809 evenings.

105 Public Notice
LAW STORE LTD. Preparation of legal
documents. Divorces, Name Change,
Power of Attorney and Notary Services.
Law Store Ltd (904)415-0702.




Please Call Dee, Natalie or Mary .'
Serving North Florida &
South Georgia since 1981

All Real Estate advertised herein
is subject to the Federal Fair
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to advertise any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national
origin, or the Intention to make any
such preference, limitation or
The News-Leader will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real
estate which is in violation of the
law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an equal
opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the United
States Department of Housing and
Urban Development HUD -
1(800)669-9777, or for the hearing
impaired 1(800)927-9275.

201 Help Wanted

Experience In QuickBooks, A/R, A/P.
Health insurance, paid vacation, flex time.
Apply Chelsea Marine, Jack (904)261-
8884. ,
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. We
offer competitive benefits & wages. To
pick up an application go by the Golf

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Only 20 minutes from Jax Airport
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Experienced Servers

for Upscale Formal Dining
For more information contact:
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P.O. Box 3000 Amelia Island, FL 32035-3000 www.aipfl.com
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Positions Available in:

Engineering Stewarding
Valet Parking Food & Beverage
Culinary Rooms

Currently hiring experienced
Server Assistants for Cafe 4750.

We are pleased to offer

an array of benefits that include:
Competitive wages; medical, dental, vision coverage;
health care and family care spending accounts; paid
vacation; sick and holiday pay; 401(k) plan; educational
assistance program; promotions/transfers; two-day ori-
entation; on-the-job training; employee discounts; com-
plimentary employee meals; well-tailored uniform and
so much more!


Tues. 2-7pm; Wed. & Fri. 9-1 lam, 2-4pm
Please call to schedule appts. outside of application hours.
Direct Line 904-277-1054 EOE/DWFP

DRIVER Tuition paid training w/6 month
contract. CDL-A in 2 1/2 wks. Tuition
reimbursement for recent graduates. Must
be 21. Drive CRST Van Expedited.
(800)553-2778. FCAN
WANTED BABYSITTER for two children
three nights per week & some weekends.
Call (904)491-8644.
1878 TAVERN & GRILLE now hiring
waltstaff & bartender. Apply In person
after 4pm.
Work from home on-line.
$500-$1500 PT to
$5000+ FT.
available for sales lot in plant
maintenance. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.
Must be dependable & have valid FL
drivers license. Benefits available. Apply in
person, 3028 S. 8th St.
housekeeping staff. 4-12 hours per week.
Must be able to work weekends. Please
apply in person: 804 Atlantic Ave., Fern.
Mon-Fri, 6am-2pmr & Sat. & Sun., 6am-
2pm. Call (904)415-6054. Prefer 40-65.
Good driving record a must.
maintenance person needed for 61-unit
complex. Excellent benefits. Please inquire
to (904)261-6600.
ISLAND, GA Responsibilities include 4
houses, multiple vehicles and powerboat.
Candidate must have basic mechanical,
electrical and plumbing skills sufficient for
maintenance and minor repairs. Boating
experience required. Good interpersonal
skills are essential. Non smokers and
empty nesters only. Housing and vehicle
provided. Please send resume and
photograph with salary requirements to
CARETAKER, 46 Murray Blvd., Charleston,
SC 29401 or
cumberlandcaretaker@iatt.net. A full
description can be accessed at
Help Wanted Need exp'd
carpenter/remodeler. Need carpenter's
helper/remodeler's helper. Also, man with
ceramic tile experience needed. Call
Truss & Building Material Salesperson
- Fernandina Lumber & Truss is looking
for an. experienced outside salesperson.
We offer top pay, full benefits, paid
expenses, and car allowance. Contact
Larry Smith at (904)261-3641 for an

Pipelayers, excavator
loader operators.
Drug Screen Required.
Jensen Civil Construction
9100 Philips Hwy., Jax
EOE m/f/d/v

HELPERS Fern. Bch., Jax. Bch. & Jax.
Condos & apts. Pd. vacation & holidays.
Exc. pay. Health ins. (904)745-2900
WANTED PART-TIME In office only.
Accounting QuickBooks a must. Fax
resume to 225-0003.
candidate for Receptionist/Secretarial
position. Please fax resume to (904)491-'
5989 or email rlp_mpv@bellsouth.net.
Auto Technician & Tire Lube Mechanic
Wanted Salary plus commission.
Experience required. Apply in person at All
Pro Automotive, 924 TJ Courson Rd.
Technician wanted. 3 yrs exp. necessary. 1
hands on Construction oriented trainee
needed. Drug & alcohol free workplace.
Applications available at 1951 S. 8th St.
or by phone (904)261-9780.
Now Hiring For 2005 Postal Positions
- $17.50-$59+/hr. Full benefits, paid
training & vacations. No experience
necessary. (800)584-1775 Reference
#5600. FCAN
Must be drug free. Call C.B. Murphy Lawn
Service at 548-0004 or fax resume to
DRIVER Now hiring qualified drivers for
Central Florida, local & national OTR
positions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat,
no pumps, great benefits, competitive pay
& new equipment. Need 2 yrs experience.
Call Bynum Transport for.your opportunity
today. (800)741-7950. FCAN
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claims from home. Call the Federal Trade
Commission to find out how to spot
medical billing scams. 1(877)FTC-HELP.
A message from the News-Leader and the

for Guest Service/Front Desk positions on
7am-3pm, 10am-6pm, 3pm-llpm shifts.
Full or P/T. Benefits. Lodging experience a
plus. Come join us! Apply in person at 98
So. Fletcher Ave.

Artistic Florist has the following
positions open: Full time and part-time
floral designers. Creative, energetic, and
experienced. Benefits available. Apply In
person at 1875 B South 14th St.
RN or LPN needed w/exp. in Home
Health Care for part-time light duty In
private Osprey Village home. Hours 6pm-
11pm. Duty may inlcude occasional
weekend. Resume required. 491-8827
Bartenders, Servers & Prep/Dishwashers
needed. Apply In person at 2477 Sadler
Rd., M-F 9am-4pm.

Electrical Technician

Springer Controls, a growing company in the electrical control industry, is looking
to fill the position of an electrical teclmician. Candidate must possess the follow-
ing skills / education:

HS diploma along with technical degree and/or experience to meet
Proficient in reading electrical schematics.
Complete understanding of basic electrical theory along with electrical
motor controls; IEC, AC motor starters.
Possess electrical & mechanical aptitude to build electrical control
panels according to customer specs.
Perform electrical & mechanical assemblies.
Basic computer knowledge.
Self-motivated w/ willingness to perform variety of job tasks.

Benefits include full paid holidays/vacations, medical & dental benefits available,
Monday-Friday work week $14.00/hr start or pay based on experience. Send
resume to (no phone calls please)...
96074 Chester Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Fax = 904-225-9084 E-mail = info@springercontrols.com.

VyStar Credit Union
Fernandina Beach

is seeking a candidate experienced
in management and cash handling
to fill the position of

Head Teller
Starting pa\: $11 $14 per hour
i buaed on experience)

Qualified candidates ma.\ appl\ in person at
1900 South 14th Street,
9am-5pm Mlonda.\-Friday
o01 on-line at \vWI .A)starcu.org

V\Star offers a'eu\ensl e paid technical and
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includes tuition reinibursement and a 4ir)11k i plan.

Emnplo ees are our rnost important asset!
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'Credit Union

P/T front desk to do night audit 3pm-
11pm + mid shift 12 noon-8pm. Please
apply in person, 98 S. Fletcher Ave.
EXPERIENCED Mobile home installer
crew workers needed. Top pay. (904)
Superintendent & Laborers Needed -
for condo projects on Amelia Island.
Jacksonville based GC has immediate
openings for multiple projects in NE
Florida. Fax resume to (904)273-0040.
immediately for busy real estate office. No
weekends required. Please e-mail resume
olyn@chaplinwilliams.com or fax to
Outside Sales Immediate employment.
$12-18/hr. to start, pd training,
.dependable transp. req'd. Several
positions, mgmt opportunity. 1-800-644-
2822 ext. 4015.
Looking for reliable, self-directed, caring
Part-Time, PRN
$$A COOL JOB$$ Nat'l co. hiring 18-25
individuals. Travel US cities. No exp.
necessary. 2 wks. paid training.
Personality a must. For interview call
Laura (866)532-1082. FCAN
$600 WEEKLY Working through the
government part-time. No experience. A
lot of opportunities. (800)493-3688 Code
J-14. FCAN
Exp'd Lead Worker/Foreman Mature,
responsible employees needed for rapidly
growing Christian-based lawn care
company. Top wages, uniforms, pd
holidays, ins., time & a half overtime pay,
& bonuses. Occasional Saturdays.
Low voltage and/or Electrical experience
required. Competitive pay and benefits.
Home IQ, (904)261-7118. EOE

CASHIER WANTED Must be able to
work weekends & weekdays. Braddock's
Ace Hardware, Yulee. (904)225-9922
DRIVER Covenant Transport.
Excellent pay & benefits for experienced
drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams & Graduate
Students. Bonuses available. Refrigerated
now available. (888)MORE PAY, (888)667-
3729. FCAN
S/E & 3-STATE Run T/T Drivers. Home
weekends. Mileage pay, benefits, 401K.
Trainees welcome. Miami area. Exp. req.
21 min age/Class-A CDL. Cypress Truck
Lines (800)545-1351. FCAN
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WANTED Experienced Agents &
Property Manager for real estate office.
Realty Executives (904)610-6460.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT w/exp., willing
to travel at least once a wk to Orange
Park. Fax resume to (904)276-9586.
PEDIATRIC OFFICE seeking Medical
Assistant for full time front office position.
Experience preferred. Benefits. Fax
resume to 491-3173.
Legal Assistant/Closing Agent Full
time position available at the real estate
law office of Alan B. Almand, P.A.
Experience preferred. Must be able to
work in a fast paced environment & be a
team player. Health Benefits, 401K, &
Salary negotiable based on experience.
Please fax resume to Andrea Lennon,
(904)277-7097. .
Associates degree or equivalent from two-
year college or technical school; or six
months to one year related experience.
Responsible for the daily administrative
and clerical operations of the facility.
Position is located at the Hilllard office.
Please submit your letter of interest,
resume and salary requirements to:
Sutton Place Behavioral Health, Attn: HR
Director, 910 South 8th Street, Suite 300,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, Fax:
(904)491-2007. EEO/DFWP
Driver/Dedicated Reg. Lane
65% Preloaded/Pretarped
Avg. $818 $896/week
Part-time opening availl
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd. 877-428-5627
accepting resumes fqr servers. Lunch &
dinner available. Fax resume to 261-8040.
NANNY NEEDED for 2 & 5 yr.. old, 27-
30 hrs/wk. Non-smoker. References,
reliable transportation required.
Background check. Call 234-5699.

ARE YOU IN needed of a good
housekeeper who is honest & reliable?
Call Mary (904)225-8149 or 583-2964.
INSTALLED Additions, Home Repair, All
Type Carpentry. For quote, call Jim
HAVE OPENINGS to clean your home.
I work alone to get the job done right.
Call (904)225-8681.

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Patented category. Killer product. Call
(866)861-0706. FCAN
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Wellness Center parking lot, 869 Sadler
SAT. 9/17 9am-12 noon. Five Points
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GARAGE SALE Sat. 9/17, 9am-3:30pm.
925 Tarpon Ave., #18, North Pointe
Condos. Furniture & lots of misc. items.
MOVING SALE 9/17 & 18, 9-3. 1401 S.
Pike Ln. Day bed, dresser, bureau, 6-pc
LR set, desk, computer table,
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Whaler, motor & trailer, riding mower,
push mower, table saw, skill saw, much
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YARD SALE Sat. 9/16,, 8am-lpm. Toys,
furniture, Halloween items, clothes,
plants, lots of misc. items, 315 S. 5th'St.
(3 blocks from old Courthouse).
RUMMAGE SALE 433 N. Fletcher. Sat.
9/17, 8am-4pm. Antiques, unusual end
tables, women's items sizes (12-16),
shoes/purses, area rug/wall hangings.
Inside/outside weather allowing.
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YARD SALE 2025 Cashenwood Dr. Sat.
9/17, 8am-12 noon. Furniture, children &
teen's clothing, misc. odds & ends.
ESTATE SALE Extensive collection of
Roseville, McCoy & vintage Fiestaware,
oak pedestal table, Hoosier style cabinet,
vintage rattan, old linens, collectibles,
kitchen & garage. Small house, lots of
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sam-3pm. 838 N. Fletcher (corner of E.
6th). No Early Birds. Please park with
YARD SALE Sat. 9/17, 8am-lpm.
97412 Amy Dr. (off Chester Road).
Videos, bakers rack, kitchen appliances,
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MOVING SALE Sat. 9/17, 8am-12pm at
84313 St. Paul Blvd., Yulee (in Lofton
Oaks Subdivision). Desk, table & chairs,
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9/17, 8am-lpm. Multi-family. Many
household items, clothes,. books, baby
items, Ebay collectibles. 85132
Creekwood Dr.

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La-Z-Boy recliner sectional, Guardman
protected, perfect condition, $2800 new,
asking $1000. Ives student piano, great
shape, $300. Sears 14HP riding.mower,
$500. 742-7819, Robert.
FOR SALE Piano, $495. (2) Overstuffed
giving room chairs, $225/ea. Call (904)

(4) 15" SPORT TIRES & RIMS for
1999 Dodge Dakota. $120. Call (904)
Computer desk $65. DR table $50.
Wrought iron patio table $40. (2)
loungers $35. (2) Adirondack chairs
w/ottomans $60. Small bedside
rocking chair $45. Gas grill $45. 261-
NORDIC TRACK, CXT910 Custom fit
with training zones & incline elliptical.
Original cost $1000. Asking $450.
FOR SALE Castle Bed with sliding board
with brand new mattress. $300/OBO.
Pink & purple. (904)553-2345
push, chipper/shredder, dryer, leaf blower
& weed eater. Some small engine repair.
BUY, SELL, TRADE. (904)225-8999.
MOVING SALE TV, computers, cinder
blocks, paintings, kitchen items, knitting
items. (904)491-5036, after 7pm.
area & hidden cabinet for tower, very nice,
asking $65. Large dog kennel, $40.
MOVING, MUST SELL! Thomasville
glass top dining room table, 6 oak chairs,
orig. $4500, will sacrifice for $1200. GE
Profile S/S refrig., 25 cu. ft., $500. W/D,
$600. Call (904)225-2216.
Ethan Allen rolltop desk & leather chair,
$350. Youth desk, bookcase & desk chair,
good condition, $120. Men's 7-spd. 3700
Trek Bicycle, like new, ,$150. TKO
Punching bag, 75 lbs. & speed bag
w/stand, $100. Call 277-3263.

ANTIQUE MARKET, Centre Street. Red-
SLASH tag sale, many items. Space #35.
Watch for garage sale ad soon at Girly's
HAMMOCKS Just arrived new shipment
Pawley's Island, Hatteras, Jobek &
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accessories @ Perfect Tan &
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Center, 277-3061.
BUYERS & SELLERS Needed at Hwy
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QUEEN BED SET & dresser, new $1250,
asking $400. (4) Oak arm chairs $250.
Oak coffee table, $50. La-Z-Boy chairs,
assorted colors. 6.5 HP, 2 seater go-cart,
$400. 261-8985 or 556-9700.
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tables. Will sell all or part. Call
(4) Wheels w/tires for '98 Mitsubishi
Eclipse $50. Sofa $40. Recliner $50.
Kitchen table w/4 chairs $150.
Washer/dryer $100. Other household
items. 261-3290
Sofa & love seat, light beige color,
excellent condition, $225. 9.9 Evinrude
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CH&A,'on 1 acre lot In Nassauville. Good
condition. $109,900. Call (904)225-

FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 acre lot with
two singlewide mobile homes on Chester
Rd. Rental income of $1,100/mo.
$125,000. (904)583-2009

1804 Amelia Island Homesn
2.5BA with loft. Efficiency apartment with
lease. $425,000. Call (904)556-2344.
ISLAND HOME 3/1 blk home.
Renovation begins 9/2. $155,000 as is.
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One block to ocean. $425,000. By
appointment, call (904)321-2617.
FOR SALE Newly renovated 3BR/2BA
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Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904)
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VERY PRIVATE 14 ACRES 1500' river
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$1.9 million/OBO. 753-1576

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SUMMER BEACH Furnished pool side
villa. 3BR/2BA, steps to the ocean. Great
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Call 556-2692 or 261-2205.

1 808 Off Island/Yulee
IN YULEE Brick home, 1834sf,
3BR/2BA, 1 acre, fenced yard, 2 new
metal buildings. Must see to appreciate.
$249,000. 225-2076 or 225-5182
New House For Sale Newly const.
ranch 1719sf, 3BR, finish garage, back
faces pond, many more upgrades. 76236
Long-Pond Loop, Yulee (Cartesian Pointe
Dev. off Harts Rd). Call (678)377-1295.
3BR/2BA, 1860sf, split floor plan, large
dining room & kitchen, loads of cabinets &
storage. All appliances stay. Plus new front
porch & back shed w/carport. Enjoy this
large lot in well-kept Benchmark Glen
community for only $129,000. Ask about
our $2000 buyer incentive. Call Sylvie at
Watson Realty at (904)206-2551 or visit
2BR/1BA HOUSE on 1.14 ac. New AC,
well pump, & water softener, plus hot tub
room. Private road. $160,000. (904)277-
on large lot, completely renovated. 3
miles to 1-95 & minutes to beaches.
Upscale neighborhood with well-
maintained homes (no mobile homes).
$182,000. 261-6868

FSBO 4BR/2BA split plan, 2000+ sq. ft.,
3/4 acre lot, large fenced backyard. Glen
Laurel subdivision off Chester Rd. $286K.
Call (904)261-5616.

S 809 Lots
unique. Adj. to Summer Beach Golf
Course Steps to beach 2 lots each
90'x150' $225,000/ea. (904)277-4319
2.69 ACRES 1.28 acres buildable, on
Miner Rd. Beautiful oaks, zoned for
horses. 1 block from YMS & new YHS.
$74,500/OBO. Call (904)225-0268.
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FSBO Historic Old Town lot next to Pippi
Longstocking house. Panoramic river
views. $159K. (904)583-4134
SOUTHERN CREEK Marshfront, inside
lots, lake lots, just off the island. $75,000
to $160,000. Call Lauralyn Lewis at Nick
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ACREAGE 4 SALE 4.88 acres w/well &
septic, Colby Road in Callahan. (904)225-
Call Wm. F. Sheffield, Inc., Realtors.
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in this 3 bedroom, 4 bath home in
Carlton Dunes. Beautifully appointed
with crown molding, fireplace, den or
4th bedroom and wraparound bal-
cony for fantastic views of sunrise and
sunset. $1,997,000 #35670

gated community on Amelia Island.
This immaculate 3BR/3BA condo,
is just steps from the beach.
Community offers a pool, tennis,
work-out facility and private beach
walkover. Golf club membership is
available. $845,000 #34895
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from this marshfront property on the south
end of Amelia Island facing the ICW and the
Amelia River. Offers privacy, convenience
and natural beauty. Property includes 1.6
acres with 3,100 sq.ft. home on marsh for
$1,397,000 plus 2.3 additional acres for
$799,000; entire estate package available
for $1,997,000.

ISLAND Outstanding con-
struclion & design overlooking
a serene, natural pond setting.
Large screened lanai & sum-
mer kitchen. Many upgrades
including two-way fireplace.
$529,000 #34261

CHARMING! This Island
home has hardwood floors,
tiled kitchen & baths, and
master bedroom suile with
garden tub and separate "-
shower. Home and yard
have lots of polenual
$212,000 #34279

311 Centre Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
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CENTURY 21 John T. Ferreira & Son, Ind.
500 Centre Street
Ferandina Beach, FL 32034
Call Mary at 904-753-1048
Call Jim at 904-753-1049
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DIRT ROAD 9 29 acre parcel lhat di
wooded and has a creek that runs
through it. This parcel may make an
excellent location for buyer looking for
private homesite. $280,000 #33810


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Beautiful cul-de-sac lot, approximately Unit 220 -3BR 2 BA condou, ters private
1.9 acres, on Lanceford Creek in Piney pier fishing, community pool and tennis
Island. This large lot is ideal for the per- courts.' Remodeled interior Ihis unit
son wanting privacy and a lot large enough shows really nice, offers great rental
to accommodate nearly any floor plan. shows real offers great renta
$299,000 #34050 income potential. $632,000 #34866

#335 2BR/2BA 3RD floor condo with pri- Unit 556 3BR/2BA condo with private
vate fishing pier, tennis courts, community fishing pier, tennis courts, community pool
pool, recently remodeled unit includes new and breathtaking 5T floor ocean view.
kitchen cabinets, carpet, tile flooring and
appliances. Beautiful ocean views. $569,900 Make this your get-away or investment
#35191 property. $635,000 #35049

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Scarlet uaKs Lt. 3BK/4.3BA premier
home, approx. 4,200 SF, 3-car garage, interi-
or courtyard pool, rear bonus room with cov-
ered balcony, home theatre with large screen
TV, 2 acre lot and so much more in this won-
derful home. $799,900 #35165

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Bays Dr. Premium 95' wide lot is lakefront in condo with prime comer top floor
back and preservation area on west side of home. location for the best views of the
Spacious 4BR/3.5BA expanded Savannah model
with over 2,750 SF. Separate bonus room with beach. Beautifully decorated. Great
private balcony & lake view, 1" floor office, great investment or second home.
kitchen & breakfast area. $434,900 #35395 $423,000 #34197
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OCE NrFRONT Amelia b) the Sea, Unit
665 3BR/2BA condo with private fishing
pier, community pool and tennis court. This
unit has been remodeled and offers exciting
ocean & beach views. Investment rental, per-
fect for 1031 exchange. $635,000 #34775

4BR/2BA, approx. 2,050 heated SF, screened Victorian style homes located in an adjoining
in-ground pool off huge 12.5'x26' FLA room Fernandina Beach Historic District. Many
perfect for entertaining family and friends, upgrades as standard: wood flooring, Corian*
Split bedroom plan, large master BR, extra counters in kitchen, fireplace, tiled bathrooms,
storage area in garage, spacious backyard, much more.
quiet cul-de-sac street. $329,000 #35698 Pre-construction starting at $482,000.

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views from this spacious 4BR/3.5BA
home with over 3,500 sq.ft. Recently
renovated, this home boasts of cook's
kilchen, two master suites, hardwood
floors, fireplace, lots of outdoor living
space and many additional upgrades.
SExperience spectacular sunsets over the
marsh. $949,000 #35679



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1851 Roommate Wanted

WANTED A young adult to share a
spacious 3BR house. Monthly rent is $300
+ utilities. Located in a nice neighborhood
near downtown. Please call (904)583-
0481 for more information.

distance to beach. $400/mo. includes all
utilities, cable, & access to pool. Call

I 852 Mobile Homes

2BR/1BA on 1 acre near island.
$525/mo. + $525 dep. Ref's req'd. Call

3BR/2BA DWMH Large kitchen/dining
area, on 1 acre lot. $900/mo. + dep. No
pets. 617 Clements Rd. (904)277-2822

modular home. $139,900. FSBO.
3BR/2BA DWMH on 1 acre in nice
neighborhood. No pets. $700/mo. + $700
dep. Call (904)548-1105, leave message.
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available e now. Call (904)261-5034.

YULEE 1 acre mobile home lot available.
$300/mo. Nice country setting. Great
schools. Don Brown Realty, (904)225-
5510 or 571-7177.

1 854 Rooms
rent fully furnished room in upscale home.
TV, VCR, laundry, all utilities, hot tub, &
many extras included. $500/mo. Call
ROOM FOR RENT includes cable,
utilities, W/D, pool. Close to beach.
$500/mo. Call (904)261-0133.
ROOMS FOR RENT Share living
quarters. South Fletcher Ave. (904)491-

855 Apartments

SMALL 1BR near ocean. No smoking or
pets. References required. $650/mo. +
$350 deposit, includes all utilities/tax.,
includes garage, all utilities, cable &
phone. Private gated community on golf
near beach. No smoking. No pets.
$1200/mo. (904)206-1071
2BR Fully furnished, lights, gas, basic
cable, W/D. $200/week + $200 deposit.
Call (904)277-0635.
856 Apartments

3BR/2BA CONDO Unfurnished. Pool,
balcony w/ocean view, rear fenced
courtyard. Must see to appreciate.
(912)384-8757, (912)389-5796 or
OCEANFRONT 2BR/1BA, fabulous view,
upstairs, deck, carpeted. No pets. $850/
mo. + $950 deposit. 270 S. Fletcher.
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.

APT. FOR RENT 1BR-studio. $525/mo.
,+ $500 dep. Blackrock Rd. Utilities
included. Call (904)277-2313.
Affordable Living for eligible low
income seniors, handicapped or disabled.
1 & 2 bedrooms. Rate based on income.
Apply at Sandridge Apts., 2021 Jasmine
St., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-8722.
Handicap Accessible apts. available. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
2BR/2BA 1-STORY VILLA on lake.
Open floor plan w/screened patio.
Available mid-Oct. $1100 or $1200
w/garage. (904)277-9686


403 Tarpon Ave., #115 Ocean Park 3/2,
approx. 1,600SF. Full-size W/D, pool, 1-car
garage, balcony, close .to beach. Asking $1,450.,
Avail Nov. 1. No Pets. '
3105 S. Fletcher Ave. Ketch Courtyard -
Oceanfront, 2/2 condo, 4th floor, comer unit.
Assigned parking, pool, avail, soon. $1,500
86164 Cartesian Point Yulee 3/2 new home,
W/D hook-up, 2-cai: garage, lawn care included.
1,878,SF. No pets. Avail. now for $1,200.
86227 Cartesian Point Yulee 3/2 new home,
washer/dryer hook-up, 2-car garage, lawn care
included. 1,902 SF. No pets. Avail. for $1,200.
2700 Mizell Street 2/2, 2nd floor condo with
washer & dryer. Community pool & tennis courts,
1 block from beach.. Avail. now for $975.
1581 Park Ave. Amelia Park Townhouse, 3/2
1/2, 2542 sq.ft., fireplace, 2 car garage. Avail. now
for $1,400. I small pet ok.

(904) 261-0604
95068 Spring Tide Lane-RiverPlace. 4BR/3BA,
3-story townhouse on marsh with 2- car garage &
elevator. Avail. now for $2,500.
Amelia Lakes Ynlee Beautiful 2/2, 2nd floor
condo. W/D hook-up, screened patio overlooking
the lake. Community pool & gym. Avail, soon for
$1,200 or $1300 (with garage).
95497 Captain's Way in Golfside North 4/2
home in quiet gated community. 2,466 SF. Avail.
now for $1',950. Small pet ok.
3150 S. Fletcher Oceanfront 2/2 4th floor unit.
Assigned parking and pool. $1,500. Avail. soon.
2357 A 1st Avenue 3/2 duplex with 1-car garage,
I block from beach. Terms flexible, $1,400/mo.
includes lawn care. Avail. soon.
3052 Club Villas, 2/2.5 townhouse furnished or
unfurnished, with marsh views, 1,656 sq.ft.
$1500/mo. 1518 Piper Dunes, oceanfront 2nd
floor condo. 3/3. $7,000/mo.

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I 859 Homes-Furnished 1 1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl

856 Apartments

925 TARPON North Pointe. Comfy
townhouse. 2 master suites upstairs with
1/2 bath downstairs off living room. Pool.
$950. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-0006
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.
w/fireplace, 1434 sf, gated community
w/pool & fitness center. Immediate
occupancy. $1200. (904)277-9686
FOR RENT Nice, partially furnished 1BR
apt. in Historic Dist. $600/mo. Incl.
water/garbage. No pets. No smokers. Call
(904)261-3307 or (904)806-3297.
Fernandina Shores 3BR/2BA, has W/D,
Tarpon Ave. Duplex 3BR/1BA, $950 &
Forest Ridge 3BR/2BA, new appliances,
W/D, $1200.
Amelia Island Lodgings, (904)261-
4148, (904)277-9702, or after hours

2BR/1.SBA Ocean View Townhouse -
CH&A, W/D hookup, Ig covered porch, 1
yr lease req'd. No smokers. No pets. 737
N. Fletcher. Call (904)261-4127.

1857 Condos-FurnishedI

THE COLONY 2BR. Pool & tennis court.
Available NOW! Sec: Dep. + first mo.
rent. $995/mo. Call (904)277-3607.
OCEANFRONT Furnished 2BR/2BA in
Sand Dollar. All .utilities included. $1400/
mo. Pager (800)861-9892.
2BR/2BA 1200 sq. ft., washer & dryer.
Golf, pool, beach. No pets. No smoke.
$1,000/mo. Call (904)215-9935.

1858 Condos-Unfurnished
BEACH VIEW S. Fletcher duplex. Large
sunny deck, upstairs, includes all
appliances, W/D, cable, 1500sf, 2BR/2BA.
FOR RENT Oct. 1st. Amelia Lakes. 2BR
deluxe, $1100/mo. 1BR, $900/mo. Call
Linda (321)231-3888.
2BR/2BA DELUXE with fireplace. In
Amelia Lakes. Available 10/1. $1100/mo.
Call (904)491-3527.
2BR/2BA w/garage. Beautiful lake front
setting in Amelia Lakees. Screened room,
cathedral ceilings, new carpet & paint,
pool & fitness center. $1150/mo. 277-

UPSTAIRS UNIT 2BR/1BA, beautifully
renovated. Beautiful views. Quiet
neighborhood/beach. State park behind.
$1100/mo. Call (213)304-3256.

1BA w/large Florida room, deck, pool,
garage storage, private yard. Avail. 10/27.
$1000/mo. Lease, ref's. (904)261-3859
3BR/2BA Garden tub. Sleeps 6. Hot
tub. Close to beach & pool. $1800
monthly or $1400 weekly. Call Realty
Executives agent to show (904)415-1189.

1860 Homes-UnfurnishedI

kitchen cabinets, appliances, floors, etc.
Carport, walk-in closets. $990/mo. +
deposit. Call 321-2779 or 583-1431.

BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA home off
Chester Rd. in cul-de-sac. Large yard.
$975/mo. Available 10/1. Call (904)491-

Yulee, 2008 s.f., sprinkler system. Lawn
svc & security included. $1500/mo. Good
credit. 225-1934-or cell #(904)705-5453.
3BR/2BA 1st Avenue. Walk to beach.
1-car garage. Available now. Call (912)
2BR/1BA COTTAGE in Old Town. Quiet
neighborhood. $800/mo. Call 753-3268.
Nice neighborhood, 3BR/2BA, totally
renovated, everything brand new. $875 +
dep. Ref's req'd. (904)261-5630, Iv. msg.

1708 BLUE HERON LN. Available
10/1/05. Charming 2-story Cape Cod,
4BR/2BA, 1800 sq. ft., large yard.
$1150/mo. (904)277-4920
BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA, ocean view
balcony, covered parking. $1300/mo. First
& last + deposit. 1731 N. Fletcher.
Available now. (352)475-3797.
1/1 Awesome Nassau Riverfront -
Serene southern exposure, cute modern
cabin, amenities, near Amelia, Jax, Kings
Bay. Fumrn/unfurn. 261-5914(0), 261-5570
NEW HOME 2800sf, 4BR/3BA + bonus
rm, screened porch, gourmet kitchen.
Bells River Estates off Roses Bluff Rd. in
Chester area. $1395/mo. + dep. Credit
check req'd. (904)860-5564
downtown. Large yards, back fenced.
Large storage shed. All appliances. Close
to beach, school. (904)415-0088
634 S. 15TH ST. Remodeled 4BR/
2.5BA, pool, fenced backyard, large family
room, screened back porch. $1250
includes pool service. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904) 277-0006.


Real Estate, Inc.

MARSH COVE 2BR/1.5BA, new tile
& paint, convenient location.
$750/mo + utilities. Avail. Sept. I st
remodeled 2BR/2BA, furn.,
community pool. $1,450/rmo.
I year lease. GREATVALUE
$1,250/mo. + utilities. Includes lawn
maintenance. Available now.
2BR/1.5BATOWNHOME on First
Avenue, I-car gar., landscaped patio
area. $800/mo. + utilities.
3BR/2BA HOME in Flora Parke.
2-car garage. $1,2S0/mo. One year
CARLTON at Gate Golfside South at
Summer Beach. 3BR/2BA, over 2,200
SF. $1,950/mo. + utilities. Lawn
maintenance & pest control included.
VIEW Prime location on Egan's,
Creek 3BR/2BA. 2-car garage.
Unfurnished long term lease. DR,
LR, FL room, just remodeled.
$ 1,850/mo. Inc. lawn mraint.
Great view and easy beach access.
2,000+ SF $1,500/mo.+ utilities.
oceanview. Monthly/weekly rental.
ON ISLAND. Great visibility, fenced.
Great location for out-door display -
nursery, equipment, garden items.
Ground lease.
3 rooms.
Applebee's / SteinMart / CVS
complex. New 4,000 SF building
facing 8th St./AIA. 1,000 SF bays,
high visibility retail, vanilla shell.
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location or AlA in O'Neil 1.250 SF
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.9 acre wooded, marshlront lot. Beautiful view
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Oceanfront on the Amelia Island Plantation! Elegant
yet comfortable, with over 3.000 Sq.ft. of living space.
Open & bright floor plan comes complete with first
class appointments. Sit back and relax on spacious
outdoor terraces. World class golf, tennis, spa and
shopping. Just minutes from downtown historic
Fernandina Beach & convenient to the Jacksonville air-
port. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of the
last oceanfront condominiums being developed in the
Amelia Island Planiation.

Incomparable owner custom appointments and
upgrades in this three-story townhome on the
Intracoastal Waterway in the unique gated community
of RiverPlace al Summer Beach. Incredible views from
the 3 patios & 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 the beaches.
Membership to The Golf Club of Amelia Island avail-

Beautiful 58 acre marsh lot in Phase III of North
Hampton Club Estales. Ask about reduced mem-
bership, dues and nearly live year build allowance.




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* Estate Lot / Home Package
* 3,489 Square Feet.
* Special Purchase Incentives

* Panoramic Marsh Views
* $1,245,000

Two Story Landmark .

Historic Centre Street
4,033 Sq. Ft.

* 100' Frontage Lot
* North/South Fairway Views -
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* 7.43 acres of prime commercial
* Located just offu A I1A close to Wal-Mart
* Multiple land use options
* Seller willing to finance
* $2,500,000

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5472 Firsi Coast Highway, Suite #200 Chaplin Williams
Amelia Island, FL 321.134 Realty
904-261-9311 800-457-8604

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1860 Homes-UnfurnishedI
4BR/3.5BA across from the beach in a
great neighborhood! Pool, privacy fence,
whirlpool bath in master, 2700 sq. ft., tile
& hardwood floors, garage. $1800/mo. +
dep. No pets, no smokers. Call (904)556-
8651 or (912)634-8627, leave message.
NEW HOUSE at Heron Isles (off Chester
Rd. in Yulee). 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage.
$1095/mo. Call (916)300-3039.
3BR/2BA Quiet neighborhood near
greenway, shopping, schools. Small pets
welcome with deposit. Call (904)261-
3BR/2BA, office, 2-car garage, 11'
ceilings, formal dining. On golf course.
$1795/mo. (904)222-1347

1BR/loft/1BA, kitchen overlooking Amelia
River. $900/mo. Available Sept. 1st. Call

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this 4 acre Piney Island property. 4BR/3.5BA,
approx.'2,700 SF & in-ground pool.
$1,200,000 #35442

4 bedrooms, 2 baths
with detached garage/workshop,
on over 1 acre.
$249,000 #35686

The beach, downtown, schools & greenway.
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths,
946 SF
$249,000 #35832


White picket fence on 1 acre.
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, loft & office.
Great starter home or investment property.
$154,000 #'35910
STEPHANU' WILKINSON 904 -254-5555,
SBRANDON GILL 904-556-2778

Furn ishf ed
with loft over 2-car garage. $1,300/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance. Available Now.
2-car garage, 1,600 SE $1,400/mo.
Available 9/15.
5BR/3BAhouse. 2-car garage.: $1,375/mo.
Available Now.
house. Screened-in pool. Close to the beach.
$1,700/mo. Includes pool & lawn mainte-
nance. Available Now. No PETS.
3BR/2BA house with garage. $1,350/mo.
Includes lawn maint. Available Now.
2-car garage, 2,000 SF. $1350/mo.
Available Now. No PETS.
+ CLUB VILLAS (AIP) : 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Community pool. $1,275/mo. Available
+ SEACASTLES : 3BR/2.5BA condo.
2-car'garage. Community pool. $1,175/mo.
Available Now. No PETS.
+ SOUTH 4TH STREET: 3BR/2BA house. Close to
the Historic District. Includes lawn maint.,
water, garbage & sewer. $1,150/mo.
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cottage, 4 blocks from Centre St.
$400/mo. + utilities. Refs. & dep. req'd.
No smoking. No pets. Avail. now.
included. Convenient island location. Pet
considered. $1050/mo. + security. Call
Debbie at 491-8985. Available now.
all brick ranch on 1 acre in central island
location. Updated kitchen appliances
w/gas cooktop, garage w/opener, laundry
room w/washer/dryer, lawn service.
$1750/mo. + dep., w/approved credit.
115 S. Fletcher Avenue 2/1, $950.
86495 Sand Hickory Trail 3/2, $1200.
299 Nassau Lakes Circle 4/2, $1250.
30461 Forest Parke Drive 4/2, $1400.
2165 Natures Gate Ct. N. 3/2.5
w/den, $1475.
Call Carol or Sherri at (904)261-3077.
Stanley Dr. 3BR/2BA. Office/4th BR. 1800
sq ft. Laundry rm, Ig fenced lot, fpl/built-
in BBQ, brick patio, front porch, sprinkler
sys. Tile & terrazza floors. Quiet,
established neighborhood. Pets allowed.
$1250/mo. (904)206-0687.
3BR/2BA 2 car garage, washer & dryer,
fenced yard. 2123 Canterbury Lane.
Available now. $1250/mo. includes lawn
care. Call (904)261-9587 or 753-0513.
3BR/2BA near the beach, schools &
shopping. $1000/mo. Amelia Island
Lodging Systems, (904)261-4148,
(904)277-9702, or after hours (904)753-
LOOKING FOR A long term, unfurnished
rental in the Amelia Island area? Visit our
website at www.centurv21ferrelra com for
a complete listing or call Carol or Sherri @
Century 21 (904)261-3077.
Callaway. Dr. CH&A, upgraded kitchen
w/dishwasher, storage garage with W/D
hookup. References req'd. Lease.
$850/mo. + $700 sec. dep. (904)225-
9890 or 225-6084

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Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
pool, 2 blocks from Historic District, 2
miles to beach. $250 weekly. (904)261-

1864 Commercial/Retail
location on First Coast Hwy., north of AIP,
south of Ritz Carlton. 1008-1530 sq. ft.
Call (904)277-3376.
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location
on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf units. Curtiss
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066.
FERNANDINA/YULEE 3,000 s.f. clean-
lit shell avail in new strip ctr. across fm.
Lowe's; busy, high traffic loc. Call Bob
Worgan, RMW Properties (800)630-7505.
lawyers, accountants. Immediate move-in.
Beautifully decorated, builder's special
design, 1100sf, divided, 2 offices,
reception area, conference room. 819 S.
8th St. Call for appt. 753-0608.

901 Automobiles I
2000 RED KIA SHORTAGE 49,000
miles. Great shape. $6,800. Call (904)
LEXUS 1997 ES300 Fully loaded,
excellent condition, 106K miles. $7,500.
(904) 261-5318
AC, PW, PL, CD. 75,000 miles. Looks &
runs great. $4,500. (904)233-5460 or
1998 ACURA CL 2 dr., V6, white w/tan
leather, Bose sound system, 104K miles,
great condition, full auto package. $7,000.

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2852 Easvtind Drire (Ocean Reach) -
4BR/..2BA, 2-car garage. Beautiful and spacious home cenlral-
l\ located with normal dining room, replace in I. Ing room, P
large kitchen, fenced rear ,ard and covered patio.
2,000 SF. 51,545S mo.
C'ONSDOS TO'FWC NIOLIES -- On Islantd I_ ... C.'arnrerlvr. _Lane Lalre-wood) :.. -- :-
i I n 0 each and schools. "a a formal ,liing and dining room; family room with
2BR/2BA ground floor condo in gated community overlooks the swim- b n s a a crm i Incdi fa m ro w
poo.Iaeandgif course. AmenitiesInciude 2 master bathsreig FP, fenced rear yard, screened porch. Includes awn care. 2,311 SF.
ming pool, lake and golf course. Amenities include 2 master baths, rerig-Avaiabe Early October
orator w/icemaker, community pool, covered patio. Washer/dryer and $37O iahZa blEarlye 3BR/2BA. 2-cargarage. Custom buil
7305 y nea -- 2BR/2.BA., 1-car garage. This gorgeous kitchen with wine cooler granite countertop breakfast ber and bult-In
home is in an excellent Ilocation. It's a short walk to the beach, convenient ben thin c g i o r, -n dk
to the fishing pier at Fort Clinch & minutes from historic downtown sea- b enc seating for coy d Lning. Wood floors, tile in den with built in desk
port village. This home has a private courtyard, irrigation system, and is pending to screen porch. Large fencIncluded yard. Sprinkler system, lable
cable/satellite ready. Washer/dryer and lawn care included. pool care and pest control included. 1,810 SF. $1,7SO/m. Available
1,564 SF. $7.400/mo. Available Early October. a g l N bvemre Is Rro., la (dn e oook -r 3BR/2BA, 2-car
1 vorth tl- Ste-st Apt. 1 BR/1BA apartment located Brick home on a corner lot close to the beach, shopping and
downtown in the Historic District. Walking distance to shops, post office ools. Open living and dining room with corner brck replace in living
&restaurants. Washer/der Igncluded. 450 SF. $650-mo. schools Open ivng and dining ram with cornerbrick fireplacekin ivin
&R 1,4. r otfats. Wah gro Inl-e.r -- 2BRh A bute cn v50e tF room, kitchen with breakfast nook. Split bedroom plan. Fenced rear yard
mFiraesdt tde Vo fonta t. -3 2BR/m I .SBA, cute condo close to with patio off living room .and master bedroom. Washer/dryer and lawn
the beach. Rear deck and designated parking. Amenities Include tennis care included 1,562 SF t$1,195S/o.
courts, community pool, lawn care & pest control Included. 1,113 SF-. 1 e i dd. 1.5ord2 Amn1 SF. l-kdfarm -e 3BR/2BA, 2-car
.582/,0 3708o.179s b a e wieaker (511 t systemkssawn -3BR/2rA, 2scar
ir/elo a. # 4. 3BRgarage. Beautiful home located on the south end of the Island. Living
I- tion. Includes fireplace, whirlpool tub & I':--- 3 kitchen. irrigation system, water,softener and rear patio. Lawn'care and pest con-
Community pool & tennis courts. Minutes from the ocean, golf & shop- trol included. 1,860 SF. S.595/mo. Available December.
ping. Just 30 miln. from Jacksonville, taking a leisurely drive on AlA along 4S S Fletcher A veem 2BR/2BA, 2-car garage. Enjoy the
the ocean & ICW. 1,130 SF. $950/mo. Available Early October. ocean breeze from this home located across the street from the ocean.
wi.telia n Leif aees.. #4C FURNISHED 2BR/2BA Lovely unit Easy ocean access. Living area and kitchen open with beam ceilings and
within walking distance to the beach. View of the tennis courts, pond & large balcony. Master BR upstairs with wood vaulted ceilings, skylights,
pool from the rear covered porch. Ceilings fans, wet bar, cable/satellite TV sllding glass doors opening to large balcony Washer/dryer included.
ready, tennis courts, community pool. Washer/dryer, lawn care and pest 900 SF. $995/mo.
control included. $950/mo. o t e- ( fS. Fetcher) 4BR/3A 2-car
tAe l WOds 035 -e/eA. ciiiach ll.rgeiir ..:..;la .ipen -i..1 garage. Beautiful home with spacious rooms and open floor plan. Master
the beach. Two large balconies, large open pIriii coI.'L. ,,ouliid i.il '. bath has garden tub and walking shower. Breakfast nook has bay windows,'
and cable ready. No pets. Washer/dryer, lawn care, pest control and water fourth bedroom has French doors & could easily be a study or den. Cas
included. 840 SF. $972/Vo. fireplace in family room, irrigation & security systems. Lawn care included.
North 4th Stre-t Aet.fl 1 BR/1 BA, cute apartment in the 2,229 SF. $7,69S/mo.
Historic District. Walking distance to shops,, post office and restaurants. $81 Otceaae VW,.e Dr,-ie COcea# ViZ.age -
Washer & dryer included. 5OO SF. $650/mo. Available Early October. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage.. Beautiful home In a gated community one mile
Ocetf DeaS-. #D-1 FURNISHED oceanfront condo. south of the Ritz-Carlton. Master bath has a garden tub and walk-In show-
2BR/2BA, comfortable ground ,floor unit with a beautiful ocean view. er. Vaulted ceilings, cable/satellite ready, central vac, irrigation system,
Amenities include oceanfront patio, community pool, living room with FP, tennis court & community pool. Washer/dryer, lawn care, sewer & trash
designated parking and washer/dryer Included. 1,210 SF. $S7,400/mo. included 1,8o00o SF. $17SO/mo.
9f88 Chadrf Street (Q Ja aIanc e) 3BR/2BA, 1-car garage. ^23 S Fletcher .5.Vcvaeec FURNISHED 3BR/3BA, beautiful.
Comfortable new townhome with vaulted ceilings, calling fans and rear oceanfront cottage complete with walkover to the beach. Stunning view
patio. Washer/dryer, pest control and lawn care included, from the rear covered patio. Amenities include large kitchen with break-
1.300 SF. $1,OSO/mo. fast bar, refrigerator w/icemaker, security system & lawn Irrigation system.
.Riverl .,cel #-095046 3BR/4BA. Beautiful townhome in gated Washer/dryer, pest control and lawn care included.
community off AlA on the Intracoastal Waterway featuring 2-car garage 1,400 SF. $7,7SO/mo. Available Late September._
with private elevator. screened lanai on 3 floors. Entertainment room onO S f a
ground level with built-ins, wet bar, a full bath. 2nd level large open
great room with dining area, large gourmet kitchen and breakfast room; 76:1'58 LonYa-raf LrooW (tlbtrere ek Plstati-on, Yat.e4 -
guest BR with balcony 6 bath. 3rd floor master suite with luxury bath, 4BR/3.SBA, 2-car garage. Beautiful large home in new neighborhood .that
screen lanai, 3rd guest suite with bath &.study. Summer kitchen off FR. will include community clubhouse & pool under construction. Convenient
3,322 SF. $2,400/mo. Available Early October. to JA, .Kings Bay & new Home Depot center. Kitchen has large walk-in
iSITqj- .A1r irW VTA. rr pantry, breakfast nook, upstairs loft, large screened-in patio, irrigation sys-
t Ma\ter BA ha garden tub & walk-in shower. Washer/dryer and lawn
S2112...Nataaracs.QaatcCtCer't..StieaC t ( 1'/ataaa 54' Ge) cure included. 3.060 5r S 1,49S5Sno. Avilable October 1.
3BR/2BA, 2-cz r garage. Beautiful home on a nice corner lot, large spaclous
rooms, new appliances, living room n/fireplace, screened porch with fans
and fenced rear yard. Washer/dryer and lawn care included.
1,955 SF. $1,400/mo.

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Call Coldwell Banker

9 ID D t Prter in RalEstte


Amelia's most beautiful ocean-
front locations. Only 1 2 homes
in this south end community. This
home has been recently expand-
ed & renovated to look like newl
From the new pool to the totally
remodeled kitchen and then
some Call for a private showing
#35988 $5,500,000


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TION Great lot for your 3.5 bath builder's home with out-
dream home in a lovely resort standing quality throughout. Low
ream ome in a lovely reso maintenance exterior for care-
community. Nicely wooded I _| free living. Gorgeous views and
and located on a quiet cul de Bruce a large yard as well! You'll love
sac. #35991 $305,000 904-261-0347 this home $529,000
lasidsk@coklwetbanker.cnm #35628


THE BEACH These oceanview
townhomes will have all the extras
plus steel construction and storm
proof glass. Short-term rentals
OK. Don't miss this great oppor-
tunity. Starting at $895,000.

SSADLER 2.5 acres with 250 feet your chance to own two 2 bedroom/2
I S of frontage on Sadler. Just a few .. bath oceanview condos at "Port of
-blocks from the Beach. This would L-'.. Call". These units have a semi private
be a prime location for a restaurant ,. courtyard and aroof to deck with
incredible ocean vistas. Can be pur-
Shannon or retail. Contact Shannon Smith for Linda chased separately. Single units start- Paul
Smith more details. Hanau i-Barnes
904-626-4742 details. 904-415-0769 ing at $904-753-0256
ShannonSmBfFL@aolcom $1,250,000 #35067 lhhanau@aol.com $680,000. #34704 paul@wallllamshouse.com


duplex with granny suite. Solid
pour concrete & steel beam con-
struction for superior safety &
quality. Many architectural fea- Josie
tures. Short stroll to the beach. Deal
$1,100,000 #35261 904-415-1952

NEED SPACE? You'll love this
immaculate one level home on
1 .52 acres. This light, bright
split plan features 4 bedrooms
and 2 baths, plus an additional
storage building in the large
backyard. $289,000 #35220

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Great "like new" overlooking a
preserve. Lots of space and
exceptionally clean with Pergo
and tile floors. Four bedrooms,
two baths, and wonderful
screened porch. #35182

Call for Mortgage Info Today!

VIEWS Enjoy cool breezes from just tow and a half blocks from
your balcony or play a game of ten- Centre Street and near the
nis on the courts. This unit has all new i5' .; Museum. Currently zoned R-2
windows, doors & plantationshutters and is 75' wide. Great potential.
Lila installed in 2005. This rare, unfur- Paul
904Keim 3944nished end unit at Surf & Racquet Barnes #35641 $299,000
904-753-394lilakeim@belth.net won'tlastong $652,000 #35465 4 904-753-0256
lilakeim@bellsnuth.net won't last long $652,000 #35465 aulswaillamshouse.com

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on the North end of the Island. remodeled home is currently a
Each side is 2 bedrooms and single family residence but could
2.5 baths. The view and beach be a duplex. Only 330 feet to the
access are greatly Good oppor- ocean Ocean views from the
Sandy tunity for investment, second Paul upper deck and beautiful sun-
Pearman home,.or primary residence. o-Barnes sets over Ft. Clinch. Call for
w2speanrm@anet-gic.net $665,000 #34404 paul@wallnamshouse.com details. $449,000 #35158

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I 901 Automobiles
$500! Police Impounds
Hondas/Chevys/Jeeps, etc. Cars from
$500. For listings 1(800)749-8116 ext.
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from
$500. Tax repos, US Marshall & IRS sales.
Cars, trucks, SUVs, Toyotas, Hondas,
Chevy's, & more. For listing call (800)571-
0225 ext. C373. FCAN
1998 HONDA ACCORD DX 83,000
miles, black, 4 door, cloth interior,
automatic. $5,995. Call (904)225-0005.
1997 FORD EXPLORER Eddie Bauer,
loaded, good condition. 42,089 miles.
$7,800. Call (904)261-5733.
2002 JEEP WRANGLER X Black w/tan
top. New soft top. 46K miles. Standard.
Asking $5,300/OBO. Call (904)753-0222.

1 902 Trucks
reliable, well maintained, cold AC, loaded.
Priced for quick sale! $3,675/OBO. Email
photos avail. Phone (904)403-4717.
FORD BRONCO 4X4 Two full size. 1
w/351 Clev engine, front damage. 1 Eddie
Bauer, seats & trim in great shape! Parts
to make one, lights, grill, bumper, etc.
OFF ROAD tires (2 new). ALL FOR ONE
photos avail. Phone (904)403-4717.

903 Vans
non-smoker, clean, 128K miles, excellent
condition. $3,700. Call (904)753-6041.

904 Motorcycles
2002 HONDA SHADOW 750 Classic
Edition Gets 55 miles per gallon! Perfect
for bike week! Always garaged. Beautiful
blue & chrome with tan seats, sissy bar,
windshield & bags. Pristine condition with
all accessories. $4,995. (904)491-5652