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I percentt

of felonies

go to trial
If you are charged with a felony in
Nassau County, chances are good your
case will never go to trial; after all, less
than 1 percent of felony cases locally do
go to trial.
Last year, of the 1,030 felony cases
filed, only' three were tried. The rest
were disposed of primarily through
plea agreements, pretrial intervention
programs or, in some cases, were
dropped altogether or are still await-
ing disposition.
Since 2004, less than 1 percent of
felony cases have gone to trial.
, Assistant State Attorney Stephen
Bledsoe, lead prosecutor in Nassau
County, said the number of cases that
are tried here has been low for years.
, "We don't have that many (trials)
every year as opposed to Duval
(County), where the numbers have
gone up," Bledsoe said. He said that's
a good thing in Jacksonville, the sky-
rocketing crime rate has encouraged
prosecutors to take more cases to trial
"The'accent (in Duval County) has
been on addressing the increase in the
crime rate, specifically on the homi-
cides, and the emphasis has been to
try as many of those cases as we can, so
our trial rate in Duval County is going
up," he said. "Thankfully, we don't have
anywhere near the high rate of violent
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Under a new state law, Florida stu-
dents in grades K-12 will have the
option of attending virtual school start-
ing next year.
Planning is still in the early stages,
said Schools Superintendent John Ruis,
who noted that online courses have
been offered to Nassau County stu-
dents in grades 9-12 for several years,
but mainly for "credit recovery pur-
poses as a drop-out prevention strate-
"Right now we're trying to sort it
all out," said Ruis of the mandate for a
comprehensive virtual school system
for all grades. It's not a new concept; the
state's Florida Virtual School has exist-
ed for several years, but it currently
has 25,000 students on the wait list
'"he Nassau Virtual School will pro-
vide our district with an alternative
means to serve the diverse needs of
our students," said Kari Burgess-
Watkins, the district's technology inte-
gration specialist, in an e-mail inter-
What is known is that "the district
will contract with a vendor or possibly
multiple vendors for the online cur-
riculum and instructional delivery," said
Burgess-Watkins. "Certified Nassau
County School District teachers will
teach, assist and communicate with the
students throughout each course."
The teachers will oversee and mon-
itor students' progress, and adminis-
trators will have access to that infor-
mation too, noted Burgess-Watkins.
Parents and guardians will also have
an electronic account in order to mon-
itor their child's performance.
SBut the district has yet to determine
whether it will require part-time or full-
time teachers because it is still unclear
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Dan Mozier and son
Eddie, 7, of Kingsland,
Ga., above, check out a
1946 Chevrolet pickup
on Centre Street at
Saturday's 12th Annual
Eight Flags Car Show
presented by Amelia
Cruizers. Daniel
Hendrick; aka 'Lil Rat,
owner of Beyond Taboo
Tattoo in Fernandina
Beach, relaxes next to
his own restored classic
car, a 1923 Ford C
PHOTOS B' StAN .,:i r~ .lr.AL'C


Amelia Island I
Plantation chef Greg
Bauer, left, prepares
food, server Tapha
Sears pours glasses of
wine for attendees and
Starbucks barista Trisha
Cumpton pours coffee
at last Friday's Taste of
Amelia, which benefits
the Nassau County,
Volunteer Center. Left,
friends Vivienne
Douglas, Lisa Mohm
and Joyce Tonti enjoy
the variety of offerings.

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deter city

News Leader
The Nassau County Council on
Aging, which must vacate its Baptist
Medical Center-owned location by 2011,
has had second thoughts about moving
to a county-owned 14th Street site. It is
now considering relocation to a city-
owned property.
Council on Aging officials had been
considering the 14th Street property,
former site of Humphrey's Memorial
Hospital and later converted to a coun-
ty annex. It has been vacant since 2004,
when the county moved its offices to
The county-owned property, how-
ever, has been found to have numerous
environmental problems such as
asbestos and possible medical waste.
The county has estimated demolition
and asbestos abatement of the proper-
ty to be about $420,000(X. The city's share
for demolition would be up to $250,000,
but officials have feared the costs could
be much higher.
Jane Bailey, president of the Council
on Aging, said at a city commission
meeting Tuesday that it might be a bet-
ter idea if the Council on Aging looked
at various properties owned by the city
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Lack of


in county

a concern

Several county residents have ques-
tioned a proposed ordinance to fran-
chise waste removal in the unincorpo-
rated areas of Nassau County because
the ordinance's recycling clause need-
ed work.
The clause does not currently
require haulers to provide curbside'
recycling unless residents specifically
ask for it, according to County
Coordinator Edward Sealover; oppo-
nents want the offering to be manda-
Several residents also balked at a
county commission meeting Oct. 13 at
the ordinance's planned franchise fee of
6 percent of haulers' gross revenue -
fearing the cost would be passed on to
customers and instead recommended
a direct tax assessment to pay for the.
The recycling clause drew the most
comment "If the county is proposing
something other than best practices, it
should be the burden of the county to
prove why that's a defensible position,"
said Bill Brainard of Fernandina Beach.
"What frequently doesn't get men-
tioned is that recycling is an expensive
proposition," Commissioner Mike
Boyle countered. "It doesn't pay for
itself." He added that the county had to
watch its spending because of the
slowed economy.
"Is the county going to look at the
long view and do the right thing, or are
we going to change positions every
time there's an economic downturn?"
Brainard asked.
The planned franchise fee also came
under fire. "While I commend the com-
mission for tackling this subject," the
fee could be passed on to consumers,"
said Walt Gossett, environmental engi-
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FRIDAY. October 24,200.8 NEWS News-Leader


Halfway through its six-
week drive the Community
Chest United Fund had
raised just $1,400, well short
of its $13,000 goal.
October 23, 1958


A Jacksonville developer
purchased 465 acres of

oceanfront property on the
south end of Amelia Island
for $9 million.
October 26, 1983


An estimated 40,000 to
45,000 people attended the
Northeast Florida Fair north
of Callahan.
October 21, 1998

Halloween tips for home and on the road

For the News-Leader

MERIDEN, CONN. Halloween is a
time of great fun for children, but it can
be a little scary for parents and drivers.
Children are often out after dark, cross-
ing busy streets and perhaps going to
unfamiliar homes.
'With excited kids frantically going
from neighbor to neighbor, drivers need
to be particularly cautious," said Ray
Palermo, director of public information
for Teachers' Insurance Plan. "However,
by following some simple advice, parents,
children, drivers and homeowners can all
have a safe, enjoyable time."
If children are out at night, drivers
need to be particularly careful at dusk
and when driving either over a hill or
around a curve, where visibility is limited.
Use high beams to see and be seen.

* Trick-or-treaters
A S should always be
accompanied by an
V . adult or travel in a
group. Children
should be told not to
._ M ..M .. eat any unwrapped
candy or treats until
they return home where their parents
can see them. Making sure kids have
already eaten before heading out helps.
Parents may want to limit kids to
local events run by police stations, fire-
houses, senior citizen centers, churches
or local businesses, or organize their own
through their school.
Parents should incorporate reflec-
tive tape in costumes or add bright colors
to increase visibility. Make-up rather than
masks should be worn to help ensure
that children have an unobstructed view

of their surroundings.
Trick-or-treaters may be caught up
in the excitement of the day and not be as
careful as they should. They should
always cross at corners and look both
ways before crossing. Drivers need to
keep a careful eye on the road and on the
sidewalk, in case anyone darts out from
between parked cars.
Children should stay on the side-
walk or if none is available, walk facing
the lane of traffic, and they should carry
a flashlight
Homeowners should clear their
yards of anything that can be tripped over
and be sure to have a front door or walk-
way light on, and refrain from decora-
tions that use an open flame that could
ignite a child's costume.
More information is available at

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ARC open house
ARC/Nassau will hold its
Annual Meeting and Open
House at 6 p.m. tonight at
the ARC/Nassau Center,
86051 Hamilton St, Yulee,
and kick off the 'Take Me
Home" program. Personnel
will be available to register
family members.
Raffle tickets will be on
sale for a round of golf for
four at White Oak Plantation
for $10 each or three for $25
and for a four day/three
night stay for two at the
oceanfront Amelia Inn at
Amelia Plantation for $5 each
or three for $10. .
Refreshments and hours
d'oeuvres will be served and
there will be a door prize
drawing for a three-night
stay for two at the oceanfront
SAmelia Inn. For information
call 225-9355.
Canned food drive
National Make a Differ-
ence Day is on Saturday,
Oct 25 and the Little Women
of Fernandina Beach are par-
ticipating again by collecting
non-perishable food items,
and small change from
a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Publix
in Fernandina Beach to ben-
efit the Barnabas Center's
food pantry.

Census takers
'"- 'TtS. Census Bureau
is, looking for enumerators in
Nassau County. Applicants
will be required to take a 30-
minute test Oct. 29 between
9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.-at the
WorkSource office in Yulee.
Pay ranges from $11-16.50 an
hour, not exceeding 40 hours
a week. Authorized mileage
and expenses are reim-
bursed. Positions include
census taker, crew leader,
crew leader assistant,
recruiting assistant and cen-
sus clerk.
To schedule an appoint-
ment to take the test and
apply for a job, contact Joy
Lawson at 415-4514 or call
Hospice training
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will offer a
three-day volunteer training
session Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-5
-p.m., Nov. 5 from 6-9 p.m.
and Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
at the Community Hospice
Yulee Outreach Office,
96084 Victoria's Place, Yulee.
Call (904) 407-7064 to regis-
ter by Oct. 29.

Vision impaired
The Nassau Council of
the Visually 'Impaired and
Blind will meetNov. 3 from
1-3 p.m. at the Nassau. ,
County Council on Aging,
1367 South 18th St. (across
from Baptist Medical Center
Nassau off Liine'Street). The
meetings will be held the
first Monday of each month.
Started in 2007 as a sup-
port group; Nassau Council'
of the Visually.Blind's ongo-
ing purpose is to offer sup-
port for those, adjusting to
life with diminished vision. It
helps identify resources and
techniques that help to get
on with life.Membership
consists of blind, partially
sighted andflully .ighted.
individuals. Nassal, C.quncil
of Visually;Impairedpand
Blind is in the, process of
becoming a chapter of the
Florida Council of the Blind.
For information about
this group call Von Becdley
at 491-6674 or Cheryl
Duttweiler at 277-8070.
Free confidential memory
screenings will be available
on Nov. 18 as part of
National Memory Screening ,
Day, an annual initiative of
the Alzheimer's Foundation
of America designed to
improve overall health main-
tenance and promote proper
detection of menmbryfrob-
lems. '' "..a.
The Council on Aging will
hold memory screenings
that day at St Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. For information, call
Susan Parry at the Council
on Aging, 261-0701, ext. 117.
The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
meet from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 18 at
FCCJ/Nassau Center, Yulee
branch library, 76346
William Burgess Blvd.,
Yulee. The public is invited
to attend. For information
call 277-7365:
Port meeting
The Ocean Highway and
Port Authority will not hold
its regularly scheduled
monthly meeting on Nov. 12.
Instead the meeting will be
held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 18
in the Commission
Chambers at the James S.
Page Governmental
Complex, 96135 Nassau
Place, Yulee.

Community Action Team forming

Micah's Place is a Certified
Domestic Violence Center and
the. only one serving Nassau
County. Its mission is to pro-
vide prevention and interven-
tion services to victims of
domestic violence and to pro-
vide education within the com-
munity to effect change in
behavior and attitudes relat-
ing to domestic violence.
It cannot do this without
the help bf the community,

which is why Micah's Place is
forming a Community Action
Team. The first meeting will
be from 1-2 p.m. today at the
Full Service School in Yulee.
If you cannot attend, please
send a representative from
your center. If you have any
questions or attend,
contact Stephanie McCree at
225-0134 or RSVP by e-mail to

New recycling options
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. all three items. It is recom-
announces that through a mended that if you are placing
coordinated effort between the shredded materials in the bins,
Nassau County Solid Waste please secure them in bags as
Department and SP Recycling, the loose confetti tends to fly
citizens can now place their out during transportation. This
magazines and white paper in is an effort to minimize litter
the "newspaper" recycling bins along our roadways.
located throughout the county. For additional information
These bins still state that regarding recycling opportu-
they are for newspaper only, nities contact Keep Nassau
however, until the markings Beautiful at 261-0165 or 1-800-
are changed, they will accept 977-0162.


Ernest Steven "Steve" Boney
Mr. Ernest Steven "Steve" nieces and nep-
Boney, age 60, of Fernandina "^ /. hews, Melanie
Beach passed away on Tuesday Williamson,
morning, Oct. 21, 2008 at his M a 1 1 o r y
home. Born in Columbia, S.C., Williamson,
he had made Fernandina Beach Sherry Duren,
his home for the past eight Kathr y n
years. Boney Ferland
Mr. Boney is preceded in and Hank and Harrison Duke.
death by his father, Ernest Guests and friends are invit-
Boney, and a son, Stephen ed to visit from 1- 3 p.m. on
Patrick Boney. Sunday at the funeral home.
He left behind, his wife, Mr. Boney willbe laid to rest
Karen Boney, Fernandina at a later date in a private cere-
Beach, a son, Bryan Boney and money.
his wife, Tracy; of Navarre, a In lieu of flowers, memorial
daughter, Brittany Smith, contributions may be made to
Fernandina Beach, his mother, the Serenity Beach House,
Kathryn Beckham Boney, c/o 925 Tarpon Ave., Unit No.
Columbia, S.C., his brother, 20, Fernandina Beach, FL
Marc Boney, Bartow, his sister, 32034.
Patsy Farmer, Columbia, S.C., Please share his life story at
two grandsons, Colton Patrick
Boney and Ethan Cain Boney, Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors

Ruby Montez Brister
Ruby Montez Brister, 87, of
Jacksonville passed away
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida-McGraw
Center in Jacksonville.
Native of Centerpoint, La.,
she had previously resided in
Baton Rouge, La., for most of
her life before relocating to
Jacksonville and most recently
Yulee for the past three years.
Throughout her life Mrs.

Mary Dale McClain
lrs. 'Mary Dale McClain,
age 73, of Fernandina Beach
passed away on Tuesday
morning, Oct. 21, 2008 at
Baptist Medical Center in
Born in Waycross, Ga., she
was a daughter of the late-
Johnnie Lee and Cleo'Williams
Youmans. After meeting her
future husband, Willie: J.
McClain, they married in 1955
and moved to Fernandina in
A loving wife, mother and
grandmother, she had previ-
ously worked as the office man-
ager at Container Mutual Credit
Union and the Nassau County
Tax Collector's Office.
Mrs. McClain was an avid
bird watcher, enjoyed sewing,
crafts and doll making: She
always cared for others above
herself and will be remembered
for visiting local nursing homes
to cheer up the shut ins. Mrs.
McClain had been a member
of North 14th Street Baptist
Church for approximately 50
She leaves behind, her hus-
band of 53 years, Willie J.

Brister was a dedicated wife,
mother and homemaker and
a member of the Methodist
She is survived by her
daughter, Tara Knott (David) of
Fernandina Beach. A private
memorial service followed by
interment will be held at a later
date in Baton Rouge, La. Please
share her life story at
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

McClain, their
Kathy Ingram,
Ponte Vedra
Beach, their
son, Ken
Beach, two sisters, Ada
Elizabeth Weed, Fernandina
Beach, and Susie Mae Carter,
Waycross, Ga., two grandsons,
Mason McClain and Kirby
Ingram, and niany nieces and
Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. today at the North 14th
Street Baptist Church, with
Chaplain Jim Tippins and the
Rev. Randy Elrod officiating.
Mrs. McClain will be laid to
rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Friends and guests were
invited to visit from 5-7 p.m. on
Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may
be made in her memory, to
North 14th Street Baptist
Church, 519 North 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Please share her life story at
,. Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors

Buddy Check 12 kits
In recognition of October
being National Breast Cancer.
Awareness Month, the
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 54 of Fernandina Beach
is making available Buddy :
Check 12 Kits, designed to
promote monthly breast self-
examinations and increase
public knowledge about the
importance of early detection
of breast cancer.
The Buddy Check 12 pack-
ets are available at the public
library, 25 N. Fourth St. and
the Purple Dove Resale
Center/Micah's Place, The
Perfect Tan and Curves in the
8 Flags Shopping Center on
14th Street.
Relayfor Life
This year's American
Cancer Society Relay For
Life, with the theme "Stayin'
Alive," will be held Nov. 14
and 15 at the Alvarez Athletic
Complex, off Bailey Road in

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Fernandina Beach.
The Survivorship
Development Committee is
still looking for donations to
help sponsor the reception in
the Survivors' Tent and a
Survivor Dinner the week
before. They will need hours
d'oeuvres trays, desserts,
door prizes and items for
goodie bags. Contact Laurie
Ligon at 753-0914 or e-mail
Luminaria bags for the
Luminaria Ceremony are
being sold in advance or on
site Nov. 14. There is no set
price, just a donation, to
receive a bag to decorate hon-
oring your special loved one.
Organizations needing vol-
unteers for Relay for Life, con-
tact Belinda Wagnstrom at
Belinda_Wagnstrom@doh.stat or 556-9568.
Haircuts for charity
On Oct 25 from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. All About You Hair &
Nail Salon, 1426 Lime St,
Suite 1, Fernandina Beach,
will cut hair for charity, with
all proceeds going to Gerri's
Corner cancer resource cen-
In addition, Hooked on
Facials will donate 15 percent
of retail sales. Call 261-2778.



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felony crimes here in Nassau
County ... we're still primarily
a rural county ... and most
felony cases are resolved
through plea negotiations- by
and large, that's been the case
here in Nassau County."
Nassau County Circuit
Court Judge Robert M. Foster
holds felony court every
Thursday and, Bledsoe said,
keeps a close eye on the pro-
gression of cases. Frequently
cases are set for trial some-
times more than once '- that
ultimately result in a plea
agreement of some kind.
The plea agreements often
result in a more lenient sen-
tence for the defendant than
they might have received if
convicted by a jury; the defen-
dant gets a break, and the pros-
ecutor avoids the possibility of
losing the case at trial.
So defense attorneys and
prosecuting attorneys negoti-
ate; most of the time, the nego-
tiations are successful.
However, the defendant has
the final say as to whether they
are going to plead guilty.
In July, a man charged with
sexual battery pleaded guilty
instead to aggravated assault
and was sentenced to five years
in prison; had he been con-
victed at trial of sexual battery,
he could have been sentenced
to at least 15 years in prison.
Earlier this month, Michael
Perry Cleveland pleaded guilty
to second-degree murder and
was sentenced to 20 years in
prison; had he been convicted
of the original charge against
him first-degree murder -
Cleveland likely would have
been sentenced to life in prison
or could have received the

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how many students will enroll
in virtual school and how that
will affect attendance at tradi-
tional brick and mortar
"We are in'the process of
determining the estimated
number of enrollments and eli-
gibility requirements," said
Burgess-Watkins. "The district
will most likely implement
rolling enrollments to allow
students to enter courses at
various times throughout the
year. Students will receive indi-
vidualized pacing and must
keep up with the minimum
requirements in order to
remain enrolled in the course."
While the courses will-vaiy,
:he-y geni:rall wil consist of"
reading materials, lessons,
study guides, multimedia com-
ponents, videos, games and
various types of assessments,
said Burgess-Watkins.
Assessments could be in
the form of practice lessons,
self-checks, multiple choice
questions, writing' assign-
ments, essays, research
papers, oral assessments; proj-
ects and discussions, she said.
"Some assessments, such as
multiple choice questions, will

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It serves us no purpose to go
ahead and force a case to
trial. We just have to see
that justice is done.'

death penalty. plexity of the case," he said.
These kinds of plea agree- "Homicides ... typically take a
ments are negotiated by the great deal of time, a year or
defense attorney and the pros- more or sometimes two years
ecutor, with the input of the for the discovery process to be
defendant and the victim, completed ... all the necessary
Bledsoe said. Generally, he depositions to be taken ... and
said, the prosecutor looks at the stakes are higher as very
several factors and then makes serious crimes have very seri-
an offer of a plea agreement ous penalties."
what charge or charges the Bledsoe said ultimately, the
defendant will plead guilty to important thing is not so much
and what the sentence will be whether a case goes to trial or
- to the defense attorney. not, but whether it is dealt with
"We consider a number of efficiently and fairly.
factors (including) the facts of "Judge Foster is very good
the case, the strength of the at case load management," he
case ... the degree of injury or said. "He is kept abreast of the
loss, this all factors in when we status and progress of the case,
make an offer," he said. so if there are depositions to
"We factor in the defen- be scheduled, he requires that
dant's prior record, the proba- they be done within the next
ability of rehabilitation ... we two to three weeks, which
consider all of that in deter- keeps the case on a good track
mining what an appropriate for reaching a resolution ...
disposition of the case would These cases don't -languish,
be, and we give a lot of weight and cases should :not be
to the victim's input, the vic- allowed to languish.":
tim has the right to appear in That is important not only
court and advise the court on for the victims of crimes, but
how the crime has affected for defendants as well, some
them." of whom may not'be able to
Because there is a "direct post bond.and must await the
correlation" between the seri- disposition of their case behind
ousness of the crime and the bars. "
likelihood a case will go to trial, "It serves us no purpose to
Bledsoe said Nassau County's go ahead and force a case to
relatively low rate of violent trial," Bledsoe said. 'We just
crime contributes to -the low have to see that justice is
trial rate.. done."
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be computer graded and oth-
ers, such as writing assign-
ments, will be graded by the
teacher. The teacher will eval-
uate the student's progress
and provide interventions
through a variety of methods."
When it comes to tests,
they still must be proctored by
a district teacher at a school
site, said Burgess-Watkins.
Students must have access
to a computer and the Internet
in order to participate, but that
may not be the only consider-
ation for those contemplating
the switch to virtual school,
,both Ruis and Burgess-
Watkins cautioned.
"Online learning may not

be effective for-evety!'tudent,"
said 'Burgess-Watkins.
"Generally, an online student
should be able to maintain a
schedule, meet due dates, fol-
low instructions, communicate
and be familiar with the com-
puter and Internet."
"I guess I'm a traditional-
ist," said Ruis. "I really think
there's no substitute for the
teacher-student dynamic in the
classroom. Are there other
issues and needs? ... I think
there is certainly a place and a
need for that for some chil-
dren, or in a certain subject
area, and to have the flexibili-
ty and that option."

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CITY Continued from 1A
instead of the county property.
"It's in our best interest to
look at a place that's totally
green," said Bailey, "that we
don't have to clean up."
Tom Silverio of the Council
on Aging said the selection
committee was looking at a
number of properties owned by
the city, but had concerns that
one parcel might be considered
recreation property. He asked
city commissioners and staff to
help the organization "clarify
what is in play so we can go
through those (properties) with
an architect."
Silverio added that if the
committee still found the 14th
Street property attractive after
looking at city properties, they
would reconsider their decision.
But Commissioner Eric
Childers, who was chosen by
city commissioners to negoti-
ate with the county on the 14th
Street parcel, said it was a bad
idea for the city to leave the
property in its deteriorated
"I'm not entirely sure that
turning our backs on this prop-
erty is a good idea,". said
Childers. "It's in our best inter-

COUNTYContinued from 1A
neer and former county coor-
dinator. "I'm also concerned
about how the franchise fee is
going to stimulate recycling."
Sealover said Tuesday that
the'county originally looked at
a franchise fee to help pay post-
closure costs for the landfill -
and protect consumers. "It's
fairly standard a fashion that's
being, used throughout the
state," he said. "The franchise
agreement sets out levels of
service. It. says, 'We want you to
provide certain levels of serv-
After hearing residents' con-
cerns, Clerk of Court John
Crawford suggested setting a
workshop to address the issues
- but cautioned that the hearing
had strayed from the main issue
of providing a feasible alterna-
tive to Nassau County's costly
landfill. "We came here to have
a public hearing about a fran-
chise agreement. ... I'm con-

est to get this environment
under control... we've got to do
Commissioner Ron Sapp,
however, told Childers he was
"having trouble following"
Childers' reasoning, because
the Council on Aging had
already said it wanted to look at
another piece of property.
"It's a win-win for the city
and for the Council on Aging,"
said Sapp.
But Childers persisted in his
argument that the Council on
Aging should be in the 14th
Street location. He told com-
missioners to "look at the big
picture," adding that the prop-
erty would be functioning as a
community center with an ideal
location close to downtown. He
also said he believed that walk-
ing away from negotiations "will
be detrimental to our relation-
ship with the county."
."The county needs us to
take responsibility for (the prop-
erty)," said Childers.
But Sapp said he wanted to
get away from the county's "tak-
ing advantage of the dity." Sapp
has complained in the past that
the city already pays the coun-
ty 28 cents for every dollar it
collects in taxes, and that the

county should take on more fis-
cal responsibilities.
Sapp also complained at a
recent meeting that the amount
the city would actually be pay-
ing for demolition of the coun-
ty annex would be $320,000,
because $75,000 of the county's
share was already coming from
city taxpayers.
Commissioner Susan Steger
said she believed Nassau
County should "deal with the
(property's) environmental
issues before anyone gets
involved," adding that it was not
the city's responsibility to deal
with the building and its envi-
ronmental issues.
The Council on Aging has
received a $500,000 grant from
the state of Florida for a new
building, but grant require-
ments say the non-profit must
have a plan in place by July
The Nassau County Council
on Aging is a non-profit organ-
ization that offers adult day
care, transportation, Meals-on-
Wheels and in-home services
to. senior citizens of Nassau
County. Its community center
also "offers educational pro-
grams and medical screenings
for seniors.

Talking trash
A public workshop to discuss waste removal and recycling
in Nassau County will be held Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. in the county
commission chambers at the James S. Page Governmental
Complex on Nassau Place in Yulee.

cerned about having a business
model that does not bleed red
ink as our landfill has," he said.
"... Every one of those remarks
was valid, but I think we've got-
ten off the right track. I'm afraid
we're a little foggy on the final
goal. My goal as chief financial
officer is to have a fiscal model
that works."
Boyle agreed that a work-
shop was needed to hash out
the issues. "As you've suggest-
ed, there are a lot of facets to
this," he told Crawford. "You
can't just address the top three
and hope the other seven work
out. Each time I think I have
this in my hand, part of it oozes
"An advantage of that work-

shop environment is that you
don't have a gun to your head,
and your constituents don't
have a gun to their heads about
making a decision that could
affect their pocketbooks,
because you can't take a vote at
a workshop; you can only talk,"
Crawford said.
Commissioner Jim B.
Higginbotham agreed. "We
need to open the door, let every-
body come in and come up with
a solution before we close the
door," he-said.
A workshop was set for Dec.
10 at 1 p.m. in the county com-
mission chambers at the James
S. Page Governmental Complex
on Nassau Place in Yulee.

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The 2008 Five Points of Life
Ride, covering over 2,000 miles
in 30 days, will make a stop in
Fernandina Beach on Sunday.
The ride is traveling through
six southeastern states and par-
ticipating in events in more than
30 cities, including Fernandina.
The free community-wide event
will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach harbor mari-
na dock and will include enter-
tainment, refreshments and a
short program featuring indi-
viduals who have been touched
by donation.
"We are so happy to have
this group come to our com-
munity to help spread the word
about these life-saving dona-
tions," said local businessman
and organ donor father, David
Caples, in a, press release.
"Please come and out support
the riders for their persofial
commitment to donation and
hear how transplantation has
touched so many lives right
here in"
The team members include
a donor who has given more
than 50 gallons of blood, a rider
whose marrow donation saved
the life of a nurse in Australia,
and a rider who is able to pedal

a bike because she rece
kidney transplant There
riders from around the
try, seven of whom are
The riders will co:
Fernandina from St. M
Ga., via the Cumberland
Ferry. The ferry ride is c
ered an extension of the C
Georgia Greenway, a 45
long bike trail through th
"It is exciting for us
utilizing the Greenway f
first time and for such a
ingful endeavor. It's also
have a national group of
being exposed to our be
community," said Cumb
Sound Ferry owner/op
Kevin McCarthy.
The timeline for the
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St Marys at Spencer Ho
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VIP's depart St. Marys vi
3:30 p.m. Ferry
Fernandina Beach, ming
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eived a The ride, which started in
are 12 Alabama on Oct. 1, is designed
coun- to raise awareness of the need
e from for the five ways you can save
lives through donation: whole
me to blood, apheresis, marrow and
Vlarys, blood stem cells, cord blood
Sound and organ and tissue. A group of
:onsid- 12 nonprofessional cyclists from
Coastal across the United States, each
0i-mile with a personal connection to
e state. one or more of the five points, is
to be riding from Alabama to Florida
for the to share their messages. The
mean- ride will end Oct. 29 in Cedar
nice to Key.
riders With of many of
autiful the national donor organizations
erland and the financial support of cor-
erator, porate sponsors, LifeSouth
organized the first cross-coun-
day is: try Five Points of Life ride in
arrive in 1997. Learn more about
house LifeSouth by visiting
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arrives event are The Katie Caples
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Perry McGriff of Gainesville leads riders in the 2008
Five Poiqts of.iUfe Ride that will make a stop in
Fernandina Beach on Sunday.


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The. Fernandina Beach
CROP Hunger Walk is sched-
uled to be held Saturday with
a goal of'100 walkers and rais-
ing $10,000 to stop hunger
and poverty here and around
the world through self-help
A portion of the funds
raised in Fernandina Beach
will go to the Barnabas
CROP means Communi-
ties Responding to Overcome
Poverty. It is a national, inter-
faith event with walks held in
2,000 communities across the
United States.
The 20Q8 CROP Hunger
Walk will begin at 9 a.m., with
registration at First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
Sixth St. at 8:45 a.m. Walkers
will travel along Centre Street
arid Atlantic Avenue to
Fletcher Avenue and back,
approximately 3.3 miles.
Water and refreshments will
be provided.
For more information and
to sign up, contact Terri
Cunningham at (904) 206-
3055 or Marilyn Roberts at

Place of Peace Festival Dec. 1-5

For the News-Leader
Connection is a key ingre-
. ient of peace. Connection to
our Creator. Connection to our
fellow creatures. Connection to
and within our community.
Peace is achieved when people
feel connected to their environ-
ment and with their neighbor.
The opposite of connection is
alienation. Alienation fosters
The second annual Place of
Peace Festival takes place the.
first week in December. The
purpose of the celebration is to
connect the Peacemakers with
the Peaceseekers and to pro-
mote Amelia Island as a Place of
It is a week to be grateful for
the beautiful land and the beau-
tiful.people who make Amelia-
Island so unique. All of the.
events are designed to bring us'

together to appreciate the bless-
ings of nature with which we
are surrounded.-
Who are the Peacemakers?.
They are the people in Nassau
County who give freely and gen-
erously of their time, talent and
treasure to help others. We are
blessed on Amelia Island with
an abundance of such people;
gifted individuals who offer
those gifts to a myriad of chari-
table activities. Each year, the
Place of Peace Festival seeks to
shine the spotlight on selected
501(c) 3 organizations that have
brought genuine benefits to the
This year's Peacemakers
are: The Amelia Arts Academy,
The Amelia Island Museum of
History; Katie Ride for Life and
Sthe National Alliance for the
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St Peter's Episcopal Church for
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dows will donate a percentage of
their proceeds during these
hours to the the festival's chosen

charities. It's called purpose-
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Dec. 4, Peace in the
Country, 10 a.m. to noon at the
NassauL Cqunty Courthouse
downtowni'. Count ty, City and
constitutional,officials will hold
a town hall meeting for fifth-
grade schoolchildren.
Dec.-5, Peace in the World.
A world-class day and night in
the heart of Fernandina Beach.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., celebrate
Christmas on Centre Street with
the Amelia Island Museum of
History's Tours, Trees and
Trains festival within a festival.
Have a sumptuous dinner at one
of the town's wonderful restau-
rants and at 7:30 p.m., attend
the Nutcracker Ballet per-
formed by the Dance Alive
National Ballet Company for the
benefit of the Amelia Arts
Academy. For museum tickets,
'call 261-7378. For Nuftracker
Ballet tickets, call the Amelia
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Susan Siegmund, president
of the board of the Amelia
Island Book Festival, has
announced that Dickie Ander-
son has been named executive
director of the festival.
Anderson, columnist for the
News Leader, popular speaker
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the book festival brings auth-
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sions and special events. Avital
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Early voting
Early voting began
Monday for the November
Registered voters may cast
ballots between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Monday-Saturday at
Fernandina Beach City Hall,
204 Ash St; the Supervisor of
Elections Office, James S.
Page Governmental Complex,
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee;
Callahan Town Hall, 542300
US 1; or Hilliard Branch
Library, 15821 CR 108.
For information, visit

Meetand greet
Republican candidates
Danny Leeper and Walter Or.)
Boatright, county commission,
and Melvin Usery, Ocean
Highway & Port Authority,
will meet and grebt voters at a
free fish fry from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday at the Food Lion
parking lot, Will Hardee and
Sadler roads, in Fernandina
The event is hosted by
Nassau County Fire Rescue
Professionals Local Union

Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island will hold a
covered dish supper on
Tuesday, at 6 p.m. at St.
Peter's Parish Hall in
Fernandina Beach.
Since this will be the last
regular meeting before
Election Day, members will
receive a final briefing on
plans for getting out the vote
and the social event calendar
for the rest of the year. There
will also be an explanation of
the amendments that appear
on the ballot.
Admission is $10. Those
attending are asked to bring
food to share. Reservations
may be made by calling Joyce
Frink at 225-2428 or e-mailing


Nassau County voters will
choose a new District 5 com-
missioner in the Nov. 4 gener-
al election. Republican Walter
Boatright, who defeated
Commission Chair Marianne
Marshall in the primary, will
face off against Democrat
Ramiro Palma.
Boatright, a retired JEA
employee, said he could make
time to do the job right. "I got
to thinking when I retired I'd
have. a lot of time on my
hands," he said. "I've lived here
and grown up in this county
and just wanted it to be the best
that it can. About 18 months
ago I had a grandson, and I
looked at him and thought,
'Boy I hope this county is in
the best shape it can be when
he grows up.'
"Also with 31 years with
JEA in the infrastructure busi-
ness getting in on the ground
floor of these subdivisions
going up in Jacksonville I've
seen them go in the right way
and I've seen them go in the
wrong way," he added. "I think,
that would be an area of my
expertise being able to look

at (planned development) and
say, That happened in
Jacksonville and it didn't
Palma, a former business
owner and tax professional,
said his work with the Florida
Department of Revenue gave
him the fiscal expertise to
serve on the commission. "I
think my experiences give me
an understanding of what the
populace faces not only in their
personal lives but .their profes-
sional lives as well," he said. "I
stood on the side of the tax-
payer each and every day. I
fought my employer tooth and
nail. When I left, I'm sure they
were relieved. Lower taxes are
better. Coming from a
Democrat that doesn't make
sense. People say, 'Oh my God,
are you a Democrat?' Maybe
I'm a conservative Democrat; I
really haven't been able to pin
that down yet."
Boatright said he would try
to tighten the. county's purse
strings if elected. "I think the
biggest priority that I see is to
control spending, and that'll
free up funding for recreation-
al purposes,, for road infra-
structure, for community devel-
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fortunate county in that we've
got a section on the East Side
where tourists come. There are
a lot of inland counties that are
hurting because they don't get
those tourist dollars coming in.
We just need to buckle down
and make sure we spend on
what we need and not just what
we want.
"I've talked with some
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last mbnth or so, and they've
had their salaries cut 10 per-
cent," he added. "They didn't
really have a choice. Then we
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million when we're in lean
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growth and government
growth in line. If you can do

that, everything else will bring
itself into line.
"There are so many issues,
from libraries to taxes to.roads
to creating enterprise loans to
bring people here, so people
like my wife won't have to drive
a 65-mile round trip for a
$52,000-a-year job," he added.
"All they want to do is build
shopping centers to create
jobs. We need something more
creative. These jobs that are
here are great for my children
as they approach their teen
years, but these are not jobs
good enough for a family of
four to put food on the table."
Palma also criticized the
current commission for voting
down Clerk of Court' John
Crawford's recent proposal to
give county residents a
$700,000 tax cut. "My theory
on taxes is, the lower the better
for everyone, individual or busi-
ness," he said. "I realize that
the government needs taxes

to run and provide services ...
but when you have population
growth of 36 percent in 10
years versus government
growth of 168 percent, some-
thing's wrong. They hold onto
it like it's their own. That's not
right. People can't even go to
goatright, however, thinks
the commission did the right
thing. He said the tax break to
the individual citizen would
have been negligible. '"We do
have adequate reserves built
up in the county, but if you start
giving back $700,000, you're
going to start short-changing
smaller funds," he said. "It's
basically $10 to every person in
the county. I don't think most
people would mind if you gave
that back to a library fund or
another small fund. Ten dol-
lars per person -,I don't think
people would mind as long as
it's spent wisely."


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FRIDAY, October 24,2008 NEWS News-Leader

Lee Mills folds the "perfect pocket flag," left. Bonnie
Quattrene, Mary Engelhardt and Tawny Shirah socialize
while folding.

Flags for the troops

For the News-Leader
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 54 of.Fernandina held a
"flag folding party" last week.
The women needed to get 400
"pocket flags" together quickly
to supply each member of the
Jacksonville-based 146th
Expeditionary Signal Battalion
with a personal pocket flag
before their year-long deploy-
The flags, 7-by-12 inches
and folded into a 2-by-2-by 3-
inch triangle, are placed in a
small clear bag with a note
that reads: "A flag for your pock-
et so you can always carry a lit-
tle piece of home. We are
praying for you and we are
proud of you. Thank you for
defending our country and our

On the back of each card
there is room for the "flag fold-
er" to sign their name and add
an e-mail address.
"Our objective is to get
miniature flags into the pock-
ets of as many frontline mili-
tary personnel as possible.
around the world. We want
troops overseas to know that
here at home they are remem-
bered and prayed for,"
explained Pat Curnutte, chair
of the Americanism Program.
"It's our way to support
the troops as they support us;
we want them to know that we
care and that we keep them in
our hearts and our prayers,"
said auxiliary President Sue
For information e-mail
Curnutte at pcurnutte@gct21.


On Tuesday, the
Liberty, a symbol of
democracy, will cel
122nd birthday. Th
renowned icon was a
the French govern
oring the two nation
ship and joint nation
ty. She was dedicate
but was originally in
commemorate the c
signing of the Decl
Independence in 177
er numerous delay!
ed its completion o0
that 100-year celebra
her initial placemen
become one of the
ognizable' symbolic
America, and in 200
of 20 finalists in ai
tional competition to
New Seven Wonde
Lady liberty, as s
tionately referred,
tiously stands 305


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Walsh -s
es, a right arm length
and an index fing
measures eight feet
statue's classical api
derived from Libi
Roman goddess wh
ized freedom fror
oppression, and tyr
The French had*
lady must always ap
ing forward, not sti
or at attention, the
left foot is perceive
ing away from the
strapped to her fee
ward motion is symi
theme Amerida str
free of a dictators
other design featu
statue are frequent
by transfixed sta
glimpsing the. awe


Statue of for the first time.
American The statue's torch, a symbol
ebrate its of enlightenment, was env:
uis world- sioned for lighting the way t
a gift from freedom, showing everyone
ment hon- the true path to liberty. Fo
ns' friend- this reason, the French firs
is of liber- identified their eloquent gift a
d in 1886, "Liberty Enlightening th
Tended to World." In 1984 the statue wa
centennial closed to the public, undergo
aration of ing major renovations costing
76, howev- $62 million and reopened i
s preclud- 1986 in time for the statue'
n time for bicentennial celebration. A
tion. Since that time, the original torch
it, she has deemed beyond repair, wa
most rec- removed and replaced by
images of copper flame covered in 24]
7 was one gold. It is reflective of the sun
n interna- rays in daytime and illumina
name the ed by 16 external floodlight
ers of the positioned on the surrounding
balcony platform for nigh
she's affec- viewing. The torch itself ha
ostenta- been closed to the public since
feet high the "Black Tom" explosion
rom the July 30,1916, which at the tim
round to was one of the largest acts
he tip of sabotage 'experienced by ou
he flame nation. ... ',
nd is the Liberty!s Tablet of Law
equivalent held in the statue's left hand.
n height to has the date, .of America
22-story Independence, July 4, 177
building. written on it in Roman nume
Her unique als (July ITVMDCCLXXVI).
,haracter- The seven spikes on th
s t i cs monument's crown represent
include a the seven seas and continen
i, a n d of the world. The crown ha
w h i c h been closed to public access
spans 16 since September 11, 200
eet 5 inch- Prior to that, 'visitors ha
h of 42 feet access via.climbing a spir
ger which staircase.,However, since 20(
t long. The the unconventional structure
pearance is of the statue posed a threat
ertas, the safety duringjen~rgency eva
1o symbol- uation, and public access ha
m slavery, since been deoid,,..
anny. The .Statue, qf Liber
visions the pedestal was designed, dev
appear mov- oped and paid for by.America
ending still funds. In 1903 one of the mo
before her memorable changes to the sta
d as break- ue occurred. A bronze tabl
e shackles was fastened to the interim
t. Her for- inscribed with a poem I
bolic of the Emma Lazarus called '"T
ived to be New Colossus," Her poet
ip. Several written in 1883, was original
[res of the written to help raise funds f
tly missed the construction of the pedesi
res when and has since become ti
some lady credo for thousands of imn

\merican idol

as "Lady Liberty"
a will be 122
K : "years old on
's .Tuesday.
ts grants coming to America. the spirits of the more than one
g Many think the statue and million people w#ho lined New
it poem are inseparable. York's streets. The crowd
as The statue functioned as a watched as parade participants
:e lighthouse from 1886 to 1902 numbered 20,000. The New
of and was the first lighthouse to York Times newspaper report-
ne use electricity.-Its illumination ed, "... as the parade passed
of could be seen for 24 miles out by, the office boys from a hun-
ir to sea. The monument was also dred windows began to unreel
engineered to withstand heavy the spools of tape that record
is winds, allowing her to move the fateful messages of the
It during extreme wind velocity. 'ticker.' In a moment the air
an It is documented that 50 mph was white with curling stream-
'6 winds cause the statue to sway ers...." On this October day in
r- three inches and the torch to 1886, this exuberant display of
sway five inches. fanfare was the first of what is
he The Statue of Liberty now known as the infamous
nt National Monument is com- New York ticker-tape parade.
ts prised of Liberty Island and This American icon repre-
as Ellis Island and located on fed- senting democracy has
ss eral property administered by appeared on the 3-, 15- and 29-
1. the National Park Service. The cent postal stamps, appeared
ad American idol stands inside of in countless Hollywood movies
al Fort Wood facing southeast. and is on the logo for the NHL
01 She has welcomed millions of New York Rangers.
re tourists and hopeful immi- To most, "Lady Liberty"
to grants to America. Ellis Island, represents Americanism- the
c- an immigrant station and tem- unfailing love of country; loy-
as porary shelter for immigrants alty to its institutions and
between 1892 and 1954, is said ideals; eagerness to defend it
ty to have processed approxi- against all enemies; undivided
el- mately 12 million people who allegiance;to the flag; and a
an sought refuge, freedom and desire to secure the blessings
st new opportunities. The main of liberty to ourselves and pos-
at- building was restored after 30 terity.
et years of abandonment and Thank you to those who
or opened as a museum .on Sept. continue to see America as a
by 10, 1990. land of the free, where liberty
he Dignitaries from both the still reigns. And to the Big Lady
m, U.S. and France were in atten- in New York harbor, Happy
ly daAce for the Statue of Birthday.
or Liberty's dedication ceremony Debbie Walsh is a 22-year
tal on Oct. 28, 1886. President veteran and retired Senior
he Grover Cleveland presided Master Sergeant in the Air
ni- over the unveiling and declared Force. She is a Life Member of
the day a public holiday. Every The American Legion Post 54,
business in the city except the Fernandina Beach and fre-
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gloomy day could not dampen their families.

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Our view on


Nassau County voters will help decide
six proposed amendments to the Florida
Constitution in this election. Here is our
view of each:
Amendment 1 would repeal obnoxious
provisions authorizing the state legislature
to prohibit aliens ineligible for citizenship
from owning, inheriting or possessing prop-
erty. This decades-old law was aimed at
thwarting Chinese people from property
rights. Today, it could be used to prevent a
British citizen from buying a second home
on Amelia Island. Vote Yes to repeal it.
Amendment 2 stipulates that the state
shall recognize only those legal unions of
men and women as marriage. This anti-gay
legislation is draconian, misguided and
complicated. We believe the church should
regulate marriage, and the state should be
cautious in prohibiting the behavior of con-
senting adults in their private lives.
This law doesn't affect just gay people, it
also could restrict the rights of heterosexu-
al couples who live together- bittare iiot
married. Certain rights to health insurance"
benefits and other legal partnership bene-
fits could be compromised if this is
approved. There are many senior citizens in
Florida, and others, who have lived together
for years who could be adversely affected.
Vote No.
Amendment 3 would lower property
taxes for homeowners who make certain
energy-saving and hurricane protection
improvements to their residences.
Homeowners should not be penalized with
higher property taxes when they make
improvements that save energy or safe-
guard their homes. Vote Yes.
Amendment 4 would require the legis-
lature to exempt property taxes for parcels
encumbered by perpetual conservation
easements. This allows rural landowners to
set aside property for conservation without
having to pay higher taxes that might be
levied because of prospective development.
We remind you that Crane Island, which
will be developed for residences, was once
labeled Conservation property, so clever
developers and lawyers will circumvent this
law. Still, it's another tool worth having to
keep rural property from being developed if
a landowner wishes to preserve it. Vote Yes.
Amendment 6 (a judge ruled proposed
Amendment 5 invalid) would provide a
property tax break for land used predomi-
nantly for commercial fishing or other com-
mercial and industrial marine purposes.
This might have saved our Amelia River
waterfront from the condos that eventually
will be built there, but the shrimp docks
and waterfront industries already have sold
their land partly because of crushing prop-
erty taxes. While it may be too late for us,
others may benefit from saving their work-
ing waterfronts. Vote Yes.
Amendment 8 (Amendment 7 failed to
make the ballot) would allow counties to
levy a local option sales tax to benefit com-
munity colleges if voters approve. This
would give FCCJ another option for fund-
ing, though Nassau voters would have to
endorse any additional taxation. We gener-
ally oppose any additional taxes, but we can
imagine circumstances that someday might
lead voters to levy a tax for FCCJ. Thus we
urge you to vote Yes.

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'Trick or treat, smell

Remember when Halloween was an
official kid's holiday? It started on the
school bus that morning and ended
late that night after you'd eaten so
much Laffy Taffy that you barfed in
Halloween was rushing home from school
and actually doing your homework, then bolt-
ing down supper so quick it made the dog envi-
ous. Halloween was purple dusk with a hint of'
smoke in the air and a fat, golden harvest
moon peering in the window as you smeared
your face with greasepaint and imagined that
you really were a pirate or a hobo or
Frankenstein's monster or something creepy
off last week's episode of The Outer Limits.
Halloween was your buddies hollering at you
to hurry before the big kids hogged up all the
good candy and people started turning out
their porch lights. Remember? If so, you're
probably as old as Howdy Doody.
Halloween sort of fell on hard times there
for a while. It nearly faded away into the mists
years ago when urban myths about LSD and
razor blades in candy made the rounds. Then
some churches put the holy hex on Halloween.
Said it was all about devil worship and such. In
the immortal words of Charlie Brown, who
never quite got Linus's infatuation with that
pumpkin patch: Good Grief!
The official holiday of ghosties, goblins,
witches and other things that go bump in the
night, not to mention Superman, Cinderella
and the entire cast of "Star Wars," isn't as popu-
Slar as before because Americans have grown
paranoid and cynical. But from time to time, it

i shows signs of resurgence to
its heyday, when Roy Rogers,
Zorro and Cruella DeVille
reigned supreme and every
street in America was
mobbed by little kids toting
Sgoodie bags or plastic jack-o-
lanterns from door to door
chanting, 'Trick or treat,
smell my feet, give me some-
CUP OF thing good to eat"
JOE There's a pecking order, if
.... you'll notice. Just before dark
come the tykes and toddlers
Joe Palmer dressed as bumble bees and
fairies. A quick trip to a few
neighbors' homes and it's off to bed. Then
comes the shuffling, giggling hordes of gram-
mar school kids looking like central casting for
Disney. Next are Halloween's merry
pranksters, the young teens and 'tweens with
Freddie Kruger and Jason masks. Gypsy girls
and female punk rockers. Groups of young
surfers dressed in baggies or bikinis and flip-
flops, board tucked under one arm, goodie bag
clutched in the other hand. They arrive in
groups of eight or so and each one of them
rings your doorbell at least four times. When
you open the door, they all smile like Eddie
Haskell at Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver and hold their
bags out and when they leave, you check to
make sure the lawn ornaments are still there.
And not posed in rude positions.
My wife and I have worked hard to keep the
Halloween tradition alive. We line the walkway
with jack-o-lanterns and greet every princess,

Miner Road
Miner Road is deplorable! Two new schools
are great but there is basically one way in and one
way out for all intents and purposes. No side-
walk for the kids to walk on and the road is com-
pletely falling apart and in desperateneed of
resurfacing. A head-on collision is possible, espe-
cially during nighttime after-school activities,
practices, football games, PTA, band, etc. There
are two schools trying'to get in and outof Miner
Road. At least someone could cut the grass but
not even that is being done. It is embartrasing to
go to school for anything; clean it up and fix it.
Resurface, add bigger turn lanes, put in a side-
walk. Mow and landscape or just build another jail
Greg Foote
Re: "The end of democracy" (Oct. 17).
Let me first say that I am neither endorsing the
recent economic "bailout" nor our political system.
With that said, (the letter writer's) argument is
flawed it is full of fallacies, but more impor-
tantly, his understanding of our political system
is off. However, I agree with what he seems to
think our system of government should be.
The term democracy is used loosely today, and
thu- is often usedincorieetly:. fetioursi arep-
"'reseritative deifocracy iotfa 'irect democracy;.
look it up yourself. Central in the definition of a
representative democracy is that the represen-
tatives (Congress, the president, etc) do not have
to act in the will of the people. Instead, the peo-
ple vest political power in candidates to act as they
see fit by voting for them. Politicians aren't gov-
erned by popularity polls look at our president
and his actions. People should ask themselves, is
this right, or is there a better way to do this?
Also, the assertion that this marks the "end of
democracy" is age-old and has become historically
hackneyed. I could find arguments that stated this
in reaction to any number of events in every
decade since the American Revolution. The Anti-
Federalists actually took this position toward the
Constitution, saying that it greatly restricts democ-
racy and destroys the work of the revolution.
What they did was completely in their power the
question is, should it be in their power without any
other check?
Suggesting that the bailout is taxation without
representation is far off the mark, too. Patrick
Henry argued the "no taxation without repre-
sentation" bit because England was taxing us
while Americans had no say in government what-
soever, no votes nor representatives. Of course,
we have both. But do we have enough direct rep-
resentation, or enough say in things?
I do, however, understand (the letter writer's)
anger and agree with many of the things he
implies. There should be an overhaul of our sys-
tem. Indirect election systems like the Electoral
College are essentially undemocratic and violate
"one man, one vote" and should be thrown out.
Representatives should act more so in the will of
the people. Everything that supports the two-

ny feet

troll or Batman at the door and admire their
costumes and let them pick out what kind of
candy they'd like. A few years back, recalling
an adult in my own neighborhood who did it,
we started making candy and caramel apples
on Halloween. Our initial fears parents would-
n't let their kids eat them proved wrong. The
"candy apple house" is a big hit every year. We
even set aside some for moms and dads.
And because part of me refuses to grow up,
I still delight in playing harmless pranks on the
kids. A few years back, I dressed as a scare-
crow and sat on the porch holding a candy
bowl. I sat so motionless a group of teens
thought I was a real scarecrow and one tried to
filch the entire bowl. I seized his hand and
growled, "Don't be greedy!" I didn't know
Wookies could run so fast. Or scream so loud.
One year we were eating dinner when a
group of little ones came a-calling. I carried my
dinner plate to the door and announced sadly,
"Sorry kids, no candy left. But I have some
broccoli, a pork chop, some mashed potatoes
and corn on the cob." Before I could say I was
kidding, a solemn faced youngster held out his
bag and replied dolefully, "Guess I'll take the
corn on the cob."
We anxiously await our annual little parade
of trick or treaters. The candy and caramel
apples will be mouth watering. The jack-o-
lanterns will be lit. And just in case the candy
runs out before the kids stop calling, the corn
on the cob will be crisp and yummy as always.
Joe Palmer of Fernandina Beach writes regu-
larly for the News-Leader E-mail him at treysurf

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party system should be replaced with provisions
thst support amult that would bet-
I,& present h universe Bliefs ahd'positions of
the people. I won't even start on economic poli-
cies and special interest. Ifs sad but true that most
people take things like the basics of our system
of government as unchangeable givens. We need
to look further than the current hot-button politi-
cized issues.
We the people do need to take back our gov-
ernment. The only way to bring about change is
to get involved be informed and concerned and
vote or be politically active. The only way that
something will become an issue is if you make it
one. It's Election Day on Nov. 4. Get out there and
Taylor C. White
Fernandina Beach High School Senior
Noon Amendment 2
Ms. Peggy Stanton writes beautifully on all the
moral and biblical reasons to vote "Yes" on
Amendment 2 ((Oct. 22). I believe in the Bible.
I believe in the sanctity of marriage and that it
should only be a union of a man and a woman.
But I do not support Amendment 2. Here's why:
As has been said in the news, in Florida there
already exists a law that expressly affirms the
sanctity of marriage. It was passed by the legis-
lature and signed by the governor. Unlike
Massachusetts or California, I don't believe our
law could be struck by legal challenge. Nor
would I expect any county or town to rush to
bless same-sex unions if it were overturned.
Jacksonville or Fernandina are no San Francisco.
But the reason for my opposition is far simpler
and clearer. '
If this law is passed, it would deny any legal
rights to a couple that have lived together as

man and wife but neglected to formalize the
union with a license. This would mean if a guy
and a gal had lived together for 10 years and
one was suddenly hurt or disabled or killed, the
other would have no legal right to have any say
regarding (and may even be barred from visiting)
their significant other. This may not be what
was intended by this legislation but it could eas-
ily become the end result.
If the homophobes and religious right must
have a law to protect them, then at least make
sure that it does what it intends and only that.
Amendment 2 is poorly worded and a good exam-
ple of a law rushed to enactment by well intend-
ed people acting on emotion and not logic and
rational thinking.
Please vote No on Amendment 2.
Sprague Owings
School hours
I am a single working mother. My oldest son
attends Yulee High School. The school begins at
9:10 a.m.
/ I have discovered that my son has absent
school days that I wasn't aware of. Like a lot of
parents like myself, I leave for work before the
school bus takes our children to school. The
teenagers can simply skip school.
By the time, and if, the school calls you and
lets you know that they are absent then it
may cause problem for our jobs to have to leave
work, take our kids to school, then they are
tardy anyway for school. The new school hours
will cause a truancy problem for students and par-
ents that are not even aware that their children
are absent.
Scarlett Powell


Island lures fall season tourists

C continuing its commitment to fuel
tourism and economic development in
Nassau County, the newly established
Amelia Island Convention and Visitors
Bureau (AICVB) is working diligently on a fall
marketing initiative designed to boost
overnight visitation to the area. The CVB's
advertising, public relations and interactive
marketing agencies are busy keeping Amelia
Island top of mind for consumers nationwide,
but more specifically in key drive markets.
This fall, the AICVB is channeling its adver-
tising dollars primarily toward in-state and
regional markets. Print ads were placed in the
Villages Daily Sun, reaching the growing sen-
ior market, and throughout daily and weekly
Florida newspapers, including a Post-It-Note
style ad in the Florida Times-Union. The num-
ber of-weekly newspapers is on the rise, as tra-
ditional daily newsrooms continue to shrink
and their ltavel sections dwindle. Our results
have been impressive thus far, with web visits
nearly doubling the first day the print cam-
paign hit. In addition to the print campaign,
radio spots have been running in key markets
such as Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee and
Tampa, in partnership with the state's tourism
marketing corporation, Visit Florida.
With one of Northeast Florida's largest spe-

cial events on the horizon,
the much-anticipated
Florida/Georgia game, the
AICVB has beefed up its
marketing messages to
promote Amelia Island as
the ideal home base for
visitors. Our interactive
agency created two land-
ing pages specifically tar-
Langley getting Gator and Bulldog
fans, highlighting avail-
able accommodations during the big game
weekend. Additionally, the CVB has partnered
with WSB-AM, the number two radio station in
Atlanta and the flagship station of the Georgia
Bulldogs, to run radio spots two weeks prior
to the game, banners on their website, and
sponsor recognition on the Bulldog Blog. The
same was reciprocated in the Gainesville area
with University of Florida's radio station,
WRUF-AM, with on-air spots and web expo-
sure running prior to game day.
On the public relations side, we fostered a
relationship with Parade magazine for a
national promotion partnering with the hit
NBC television series "Heroes". Running in
September and October, the promotion
encouraged consumers to register to win a trip

to Amelia Island. Exposure included a
full-page ad in more than 14 million maga-
zines, web site listing and a televised commer-
cial produced by Heroes, promoting the con-
While our focus is on the fall season right
now, we have also provided significant market-
ing support to many of our area's finest com-
munity events throughout the past fiscal year.
We have spent more than $125,000 to attract
overnight visitors for the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, Amelia Island Jazz Festival, Amelia
Island Film Festival, Atlantic Coast Triathlon
and others.
The AICVB is working hard to maintain a
strong presence as a top U.S. destination in
the increasingly competitive travel market-
place. Keep your eyes open for the November
issue of Condg Nast Traveler magazine, which
will announce their 2008 Readers' Choice
Awards. Amelia Island was well represented,
being voted the sixth Top North American
Island destination of choice. Additionally, the
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge was named second
among Top Hotels in the U.S, and The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island was voted number 15
among Top U.S. Mainland Resorts.
Gil Langley is president & CEO, Amelia
Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.


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Prepare for

"The Promise" was a great addition.
Thanks, Yulee Baptist Church, for your
most attractive and newsy newsletter.
We welcome "The Promise" and the
quote "For He who promised is faithful."
Hebrews 10:23
A note from Pastor Michael W. Fox,
their new Pastor: "We are vastly
approaching my favorite time of the
year, fall. Have you ever noticed what
happens as we approach this season?
Something seems different in the air.
Things begin to happen. Nature moves
from the laid-back summertime routine
to a spirit of preparedness. The animals
begin to consume as much food as pos-
sible in attempts to increase their body
weight to keep them warm during the
winter. The squirrels begin to gather
their nuts. The birds begin to fly in to
escape the northern chill. If you listen,
you can almost hear nature's call to pre-
pare. I heard this call just this morning
as I listened to the sound of the pecans
dropping off the tin roof of my neigh-
bor's shed.
"We as God's people are called to
prepare as well. Yes, we need to prepare
for the upcoming season. We need to
prepare to reach out to our community
through our Fall Festival. We need to
prepare to praise the name of Jesus as
we approach Thanksgiving. We need to
prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ
as we approach Christmas. Oh, there is
so much to do, so many events, dinners,
cantatas, plays and parades. It is my
prayer that we will all do our part in
preparing for all of these wonderful
"But let's not forget to prepare our
hearts. I believe we are called to prepare
in this way. Something is different in the
air. God wants us to do a mighty work
among us. I believe something wonder-
ful is about to happen in our midst. Let's
prepare our hearts. Just as nature is
preparing for the winter ahead, let's get
ready for what God is going to do."
Other staff members are Minister of
Youth Julie Peterson, Minister of
Children Curtis Crider and Tresa,
Interim Minister of Music Angie
McClellan, ministry assistants Kim
Bales, Michelle Springer and Wendi
Kidd. What an attractive newsletter.

the upcoming season

Thanks, Brother Fox, homeless and the hungry. He exhorted
for this nice contribu- His followers to model their lives aftel
tion. Him, caring and sharing with others.:
Yulee Baptist Fall giving to the Florida Baptist Hunger
Festival fun is Oct. 31 offering, you too can hear the Master'
from 6-9 p.m. The Fall words, "When you did it unto one of
Festival is here again, these, my brethren, you did it to me."
What a great alterna- Barnabas is a local organization th
tive to Halloween and provides help for families in financial
HLDAS an excellent tool for sis. Needed items include dry milk,
HLDA'S reaching out to those canned meats, pasta sauce with meat,
HEAR- in our community who breakfast cereal and peanut butter.
ABOUTS do not know the Lord In preparation for reorganization a
or who need a home First Baptist Church's new facility an
church. Price of to allow kids to sit with their parents
Hilda admission is goods for prior to entering the Student Ministry
Higginbotham the food pantry at fifth graders will move from children':
m Yulee Baptist Church. church and Jesus-Club to big church.
You can bring your Prayer Walk will continue through
donations of candy, canned sodas, bot- Oct. 25 every Saturday at 10 a.m. Con
tiled water, door prizes, etc. Also we join FBC as we cover our new church
need cakes and cookies for the cake building with prayer.
walk. For information or to volunteer "Mission Fernandina Beach" is Nc
your services, contact Angie McClellan 7-9 at First Baptist. Interested in mis-
at 225-9430. sions but can't go to Honduras?
Family Fun Fest at First Baptist "Mission Fernandina Beach" is just fc
Church, Callahan, is Oct. 31 from 5-7 you. We will take on pcal mission pro
p.m. with puppets and prizes. Please, no ects and minister right here in our ba
scary costumes! Candy, food, games yard. For information, contact Jack Ba
and clowns. Each year Sunday school or the church office.
classes are assigned to bring specific On Oct. 23, the Women's.Ministry
candies to stock this event. Please bring First Baptist Church had a potluck dir
as many bags as you can. We will be col- ner with a "secret" speaker. Deb Dee
lecting through Oct. 26. Please bring all Thornton and others put together this
candy to the area around the preschool wonderful gathering for women.
registration desk. There is a large con- Blackrock Baptist Church had a ba
trainer for collections. All candies must quet and farewell time for Brother
be in individually wrapped packages. Frank Camarotti and his lovely wife
Can you knit, sew or crochet? Would Diane Oct. 11 at the Family Life Centl
you like to use those skills for the Lord, of Springhill Baptist Church. The great
creating prayer shawls, toys used by the remarks, wonderful dinner and well
FBCC clown ministry and other items? wishes were given in honor of this cou
"Prayer Threads" is a group of ladies ple as they leave and change fields.
who meet to pray and sew together bi- They leave for training and orientation
weekly. The last meeting was Oct. 9. before going overseas to participate ii
The group meets at the home of Donna mission work early in 2009. Brother
Stake. Call First Baptist Callahan for Frank and Diane have been at
information. Blackrock for more than.23-years as
Florida Baptist Hunger Awareness their beloved pastor and wife., Our
was celebrated at First Baptist Church prayers are with this couple.
Oct. 12. Bags of food were brought to Please send me your news for this
load the trucks and be taken to column, which I have enjoyed writing
Barnabas. Throughout Jesus' ministry for more than 34 years. I pick up my p
on Earth, He demonstrated His love and and legal pad every day and try to ke
concern for children, widows and the up with the writing. In Christian love,
sick, the downtrodden, the poor, the Hilda Higginbotham.














U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla ing lot. Partners can be provided. For
14-1 meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday information, call 261 8681.,
at Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage on The Amateur Radio Emergency
Lighthouse Circle. Call Tom Basore at Society is looking for licensed ham
321-0645 or visit website at'www.cgaux7- radio operators. All citizens interested in .amate.ur (ham) radio are invited tqo ,,
The Vietnam Veterans-of NTsnr--monthi'tmeetings from 7:3i-9 p.m. the
County meet on the first Monday.every first-Wednesdayofbeach month at the
month at 7 p.m. The meetings are held Nassau County Emergency Operations
at the County Building on Pages Dairy Center in Yulee. If you are interested in
Road next to the firehouse in Yulee. All any aspect of amateur radio involving
Vietnam Veterans who served in-coun- emergency preparedness in Nassau
try are welcome to join. Come out and County, contact Richard Freeman,
meet your buddies. Welcome home! For ARES emergency coordinator, Nassau
information contact Lee Kaywork at 225- at (904) 753-2612.
8419 or Amelia Island Chess Club meets
Yulee Optimist Club meets at noon from 2-5 p.m. the first and third
every Tuesday at J.D.'s Chop House in Saturday at Caf6 Karibo, 27 N. Third St.,
Yulee. Call Kathy Williams at 225-0000. Fernandina Beach. Call Dan Doulet at
AARP lobbies for senior citizen 261-0070.
benefits at the national, statewide and Amelia Island Genealogical Society
local level and is a social group with meets the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the
service to others in mind. It meets from community room at the Fernandina
9:30 a.m. to noon the second Monday at Beach Police station on Lime Street.
the community room at the Fernandina Call Gloria Toomey at 491-3275.
Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Amelia Masonic Lodge #47 meets
Call John Megna at 277-2143. every second and fourth Tuesday at the
ACBILsanctioned duplicate bridge Masonic Lodge located at 1101 S. 14th
game is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and St., Fernandina Beach. All Master
Saturday at 10 a.rh. at the Nassau Masons are' invited to attend. For infor-
County Council on Aging, 1367 South mation, contact Gene Botts, secretary,
18th St., just south of the hospital park- at 261-6394. Orlando Avila, Worshipful

Master. E-mail: ameliamason@bell or visit www.mastermason.
Amelia Island Group of Narcotics
Anonymous for anyone needing help
dealing with drugs meets at 8 p.m..
Tuiesdays, Thursdays and Sunday-.. 6" :
p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Monday-at First
Assembly of God Church, 302 South
14th St. Call (800) 576-4357.
Amelia Island Quilters Guild meets
at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday from
September to June at the Woman's Club,
201 Jean LaFitte Blvd., Fernandina
Beach. Call Pam Wise at 321-4118 at
277-4505 or visit
Amelia Cruizers Car Club service
organization for car enthusiasts meets at
7 p.m. the second Tuesday and from 6-9
p.m. the second Friday for a cruise-in at -
Murray's Grille, 3134 E. SR 200, Yulee
and fourth Saturday 5:30 to 8:30 at Do
Wop Diner,461379 SR 200, Yulee. Call
Gary Marlow 277-8693.
Amelia Island Sailing Club for
boaters and sailors meets at 6:30 p.m.
the first Tuesday at The Kraft Athletic
Club-Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer
Trail, Fernandina Beach. Call Commo-
dore John Burns at 548-0089 or Vice-
Commodore Charles Steinkamp at 261-

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Firemen who must enter a burning building to save someone, or police officers who
confront known criminals are examples of people who possess a special type of bravery
and courage. And although most of us will never have to enter a burning building or
confront known criminals, just doing and saying what is right in our daily lives also often
requires courage, Trying to correct an injustice, asking for someone's forgiveness, and even
expressing our appreciation to someone may also require courage. The Lord wants us to
be courageous and to have peace In our hearts as we face our daily responsibilities. And
we should be comforted, because He told us that He would never leave us or forsake us,
and He Is always with us, both during our trials and our joys,

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J.C. and Gaye Adams of
Fernandina Beach will cele-
brate their 55th wedding
anniversary with a family
cookout. They were married
at the North Ridge Church of
Christ in Tifton, Ga., on Oct.
22, 1953. She is the former
Emma Gaye Moore of
Marietta, Miss.
Their children are Johnny
(Melody), Gary (Maggie) and
Von (Becky). Their grandchil-
dren are Chelsea, Colton,
Jarrod, Ethan and Jay, all of
Fernandina Beach.

Mr. and Mrs. Adams


Crystal Turner and
Michael Cross of Yulee
announce the birth of a
daughter, Caden Lilly Cross,
born at 3:25 p.m. Oct. 16,
2008, at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. The baby
weighed 7.5 pounds and
measured 20 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Donald Cross of Yulee and
Darlene Cross of Philadel-

phia. Maternal grandparents
are Donna Turner of Fernan-
dina Beach and David Turner
Jr. of Yulee.
Great-grandparents are
Judy and David Turner Sr. of
Yulee, Barbara Sawyer and
Elvin Boles, both of
Fernandina Beach.
The baby's great-great-
grandmother'is Lori Turner
of Yulee.


Marine Corps Pvt and assorted weapons train-
Lucas W. Craig, son of ing. They performed close
Cassandra M. and Anthony order drill and operated as a
W. Craig of Callahan, recently small infantry unit during
completed 12 weeks of basic field training.
training at Marine Corps Craig and other recruits
Recruit Depot, Parris Island, also received instruction on
S.C., designed to challenge the Marine Corps' core val-
new Marine recruits both ues-honor, courage and com-
physically and mentally. mitment, and what the core
Craig and fellow recruits values mean in guiding per-
began their training at 5 a.m., sonal and professional con-
by running three miles and duct.
performing calisthenics. In Craig and fellow recruits
addition to the physical condi- ended the training phase with
tioning program, Craig spent The Crucible, a 54-hour, team
numerous hours in classroom evolution culminating in an
and field assignments which emotional ceremony in which
included learning first aid, recruits are presented the
uniform regulations, combat .Marine Corps Emblem and
water survival, marksman- addressed as "Marines" for
ship, hand-to-hand combat the first time in their careers.


Serenity Beach House Wheeler at 491-2001, ext. 441,
offers transitional housing for for an appointment.
women.who live a Take Stock in Children
clean a'd sobefifistyile." of Nassau County provides
Meetings are at 8 p.m. scholarships, mentors and.
Wednesday. Call 415-1440 hope for a better future to
for location and information, deserving children. A public-
The Nassau County private partnership, this non-
Stroke Support Group meets profit organization has posi-
from 10-11:30 a.m. the third tively affected the lives of
Wednesday at Amelia Trace thousands of children. For
Assisted Living, 1900 Amelia information, contact program
Trace Court, Fernandina coordinator Jody Mackle at
Beach. For information or 5484464 or e-mail jmack
peer support immediately fol- Also visit www2.
lowing a stroke, call Doug'
Green at 583-3342. Take pff Pounds Sensi-
Pregnant women, bly meets at 5 p.m. Monday
women with dependent chil- in the community room of the
dren and/or women attempt- Fernandina Beach Police
ing to regain custody of their Department on Lime Street.
children are offered a multi- Call Loretta Clark at 261-4041.
tude of services through The Nassau County
Sutton Place Behavioral Veterans' Service Office at
Health, Inc. Substance abuse the Nassau County Judicial
services are provided at no Annex in Yulee serves veter-
cost. Psychiatric services are ans and the surviving spouses
offered on a sliding fee scale of veterans. Call John F Mar-
and Medicaid and other insur- tin at 548-4670 or e-mail jmar-
ance are accepted. Assistance Hours
is also offered in areas of are Monday through Thurs-
legal, literacy, and education, day, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and
food and clothing and more. Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A women's group meets Al-Anon Family Group
from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday for family members and
and from 6-7:30 p.m. friends of alcoholics meets
Wednesday; a women's each week at the Alachua
empowerment group meets Club, 32 N. Third St. in Fer-
from 3-4 p.m. Thursday and nandina Beach, at 11 a.m.
parenting classes are offered Sundays, Mondays, Wednes-
from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. Free days, Fridays and Saturdays
child care is provided, and at 7 p.m. Thursday. Call
Call Katrina Robinson- 261-7175 or 261-1813.

Blackrock Baptist Church
96362 Blackrock Road
Yulee, Florida 32097

Blatkrock Baptist Church would like to
welcome Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
to our church family. Blackrock has
extended a call to Rev. Kenneth
Westbrook to become our interim
pastor. His first Sunday as our interim
pastor was October 19, 2008. Rev.
Westbrook is a retired pastor and a
retired employee of the Florida Baptist
Convention. He has served churches in
Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida. The
most recent church he served as senior
pastor was Northwest Baptist Church, Gainesville, FL. He recently
completed a transitional ministry at River Road Baptist Church in
Hilliard, Fl. While employed by the Florida Baptist Convention he
served in the Sunday School department, directed the Pastoral
Ministries department, and the Church Growth department. He
retired from the Florida Baptist Convention in 1997. Rev. Westbrook
said, "I'm excited about the possibilities offered at Blackrock Baptist
Church. They are poised to offer significant ministry in the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ in the days and years ahead. I'm thrilled to be
a small part of what God is doing at Blackrock Baptist Church."
Rev. Westbrook will serve as interim pastor until the church calls a
regular pastor. During the time of his service he will serve part
time but will offer guidance and counsel during their search for a
permanent pastor.
Rev. Westbrook invites the entire community to attend the upcom-
ing revival with Rev. Scott Smith. It begins next Sunday October
26th and continues through the following Wednesday. Services
begin at 7:00pm. Please call the church office for
more Information at 261-6220.


FRIDAY, October 24. 2008/News-Leader


Bearing good fruit even when things have gone bad

T here I sat in despair. "Beware fruit; neither can a corrupt asked in gentle tone that was how I responded when who want to d
"Darn," I told myself of false tree bring forth good fruit. caught me off guard. faced with my sin. but keep stum
as I shook my head prophets, Every tree that brings not "I sinned," I said, knowing When I finally learned that way. I don't kn
and began to walk who come to forth good fruit is cut down, He had seen it all. real repentance is a fruit that but I find grea
away. "I can't believe I did it you in and cast into the fire. "And then what did you God is always ready to ing that my sh
again Thankfullv. I don't sheep's cloth- Therefore by their fruits you do?" receive, my whole life began not the thing t

even remember what it was
that I had done wrong but I
know it was something I had
been struggling with for a
while. Either way I was feeling
pretty beat up.
You know what I mean.
You make a mistake, you ask
God to forgive you and then
before long you end up doing
the same exact thing all over
again. Well, that's right where
I was. To make matters even
worse, as I picked up my Bible
in hopes of finding some
encouragement, I found just
the opposite; at least initially.

ing, but
inwardly they
J are ravening
wolves," I
PULIT read from
NOTES Matthew,
S.... Chapter 7.
"You shall
Pastor know them
Rob Goyette by their
fruits, Do
men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles? Even so,
every good tree brings forth
good fruit; but a corrupt tree
brings forth evil fruit. A good
tree cannot bring forth evil

shall know them."
"Great," I remember
thinking. "Based upon the
fruit I had just produced, I
must be a corrupt tree."
Never before had I seen it like
this. Everything in me just
wanted to quit and I'm sure I
would have if God hadn't
There, while wallowing in a
state of hopelessness and frus-
tration, I heard that still small
voice that over the years I've
learned to recognize as the
voice of God.
"What did you do?" He

"And then what?" I remem-
ber thinking. Finally, it hit me.
'"Well, I repented and asked
for Your forgiveness," I said.
"And what kind of fruit is
that?" As I paused, what He
was saying slowly began to
sink in.
"Repentance is good fruit,"
I said.
"That's right," He replied.
"That makes you a good tree."
Suddenly I got it. Being a
good tree or a bad tree had
nothing to do with how many
times I had screwed up, thank
God. What really mattered

to change. Sure, there are still
times when I make mistakes
and fall short of God's best,
but no longer is bad fruit my
master. The truth is we always
have the option to humble
ourselves, acknowledge our
sin, and to repent. Now that's
good news!
I know that some would
say that sounds like greasy
grace. You know, just do what
you want and then ask for for-
giveness later. Well nothing
could be further from the
truth. What I'm talking about
is how God responds to those

o what's right
nbling along the
ow about you,
t peace in know-
ortcomings are
hat defines me

before God, but rather how I
respond to His grace and
I leave you with the
Apostle John's words found in
1 John 1:9: "If we confess our
sins, He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unright-
eousness." Once we under-
stand that sin is no longer our
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center E-mail him
at rgoy@livingwatersout


Parenting course
Pastor Edwin Shick of First
Assembly of God, 302 South
14 St., is offering counseling
and classes on parenting
strategies for children ages 3-
19 with abusive and obnox-
ious behaviors in the home.
Shick has 30 years' experi-
ence and has studied the psy-
chology of human resistance
to authority and responsibility.
His goal for all relationships is
transformation of the spirit
within, by the Spirit from
above. If you are interested or
desperate for help call 261-
6448 for information. Ask for
Pastor Ed or Miss Kim.
WalkFor life
. TLC Pregnancy Center will
hold a Walk for Life Oct. 25.
Registration will begin at 9
a.m. at the former Ron
Anderson car dealership on
Sadler Road. At 9:30 a.m. the
walk will proceed to the beach
at Fletcher Avenue and circle
back down Sadler Road. Call
321-2008 to participate, spon-
sor a walker or donate.
On Oct. 25 from 2-5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of
Fernandina' Beach will host a
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workshop on "Mission, Justice
and Peace are our Calling"
that will explore our role as
Christians and Americans in
making peace take place in
Israel and Palestine. Speaker
Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel, an or-
dained minister of the Presby-
terian Church (USA), was
born in Galilee, the son of
Christian Palestinian-Arab par-
ents. There is no fee but reser-
vations are required as space
is limited. Call 261-3837.
Men's Day
Franklintown United
Methodist Church of
American Beach will host
Men's Day on Oct. 26 at 11
a.m. The speaker will be the
Rev. Dr. Franklin Brown. The
theme for the program will be
"Men Embracing a Faith
Shaped by Grace." *
The men of Franklintown
study God's Word, worship
and minister together so that
they might know God and
make Him known. It is the
goal of this ministry that all
men would become godly
men and servant leaders,
equipped to lead their families
and reach the next generation
so that they might also know
God. Each man is encouraged
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disciple-maker. The group
welcomes men of all ages to
come and worship with them.
Dinner will follow the service.
For information contact Bro.
George Green at 277-2726.
Church anniversary
With much praise and cele-
bration, Trinity United
Methodist Church, 715 Ash
St., Fernandina Beach, iscele-

"'."Worship this week,

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rating its 186th church
anniversary at 11 a.m. on Oct.
26. The community is invited
to come and share this very
special occasion. ,
Community talk
Dr. Laureen Pagel, director
of operations at Sutton Place
Behavioral Health, will speak
on "Strengthening
Community Wl-Bein" t

9:45 a.m. Oct 27 at Memorial
United Methodist Church in
Maxwell Hall, 601 Centre St.
Light refreshments will be
served at this free event that
is sponsored by United
Methodist Women.,
Open house
The Salvation Army Hope
House, 410 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach, will hold
an open house on Oct 29
from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Light
refreshments will be served.
g Pigckin"
The community is invited
to the annual Pig Pickin' on
Nov. 1 at Amelia Baptist
Church. Games and prizes for.
the kids will begin at 4 p.m.
Great North Carolina Pig
Pickin'-style barbecue will be
served at 5:30 p.m. Comedian
"Rev. Billy Bob Buford" will
provide the entertainment.
RSVP for the dinner by calling
261-9527 or e-mail office@

26" tht4
00O Evangelist "
w Scott Smith
will lead us in a week of revival.

Yulee United Methodist
Church on A1A in Yulee will
hold a Church Craft and Yard
Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1.
Space rental is $15. Food and
baked goods iill be sold. For
information call Kristi at 504-
6108 and leave a message or
call 225-5381.
The Ann Dickens Circle of
, Memorial United Methodist
Church will hold its annual
garage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 8 at 4418 Titleist Drive.
This sale will benefit the
group's mission projects. Call
491-3713 for directions.
Lifeline food bank
A food bank sponsored by
Lifeline Ministries, 1438 E.
Oak St., Suite A., Fernandina
Beach, is open from 10:30
a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and
Thursday. For more informa-
tion call 491-5401.

Blackrock Baptist Church
would like to invite you to join
them for a time of renewal and
uplifting of our Lord Jesus Christ.

F T nRev. Brian Eburn Pastor CHURCH
S PUESBYTERIAN U Saturday Vigil Mass: 4pm & 5:30pm .
l Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
J C RCIH Sunday Masses: 8;00 & 10:00am & 12 Noon
fi s 0 Daily Mass: 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. Gathering for worship 10:45am
9 N. 6th St. 261-3837 6:00pm Tuesday a: cafetorim, 86063 Femore Road & A1A
Holy Day Massesn:Vigil 6:00pm: Holy Day 8:30am (Nursery provided)
Worship Services 8:30 & 1 lam. Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45pm or by appt. (Nrsey provided)
Sunday School 9:45 am Small group bible study Sunday mom. @ 9:30am
unuay o 9:45 am Telephone Numbers: Team Kid Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
Come Worship God In One of Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901 Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
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Rev. Ray Ramsburg. Pastor
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Traditional Worship; 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
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CHURCH Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
P/leasen us for LS Bible Study 9am
SUNDAY SERVICES: Nursery provided for all service
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pmr
Wednesday Study 6:30PM Preschool and Children Activities
AA & Chrstian Way, Yulee 961167 BUCCANEER TRAI
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225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles For More Infonrmation Call: 261-9527



Sunday School ... .. 945AM r "-,,-isi gre 'j
Worship Service .... .. .10-55A M
Discipleship Training ... .... 6:00PM. Mornr.Wo, r. a
Evening Worship... . .. 6-00P.M. Eunay E .er.,ng ? uO cm
Wednesday Fellowship.Supper ..6.00PM. Weaneninaay Prayer Meei,r.g 6 30 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7 00PM. Weiarne.]ay Tear,m .i 6 1 pm
Waine:lay' i 79 ouir. 6 30 prr.
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EVER'OhE WELCOME 85971 Harlts Rd., West 904-225*5128
Nursery provided Yulee. FL 32097 Fax 225-0809

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary worsmp,
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
Youth, Nursery&
S Children's Ministlres
Rob & Chrisone Goyeft
Senior Paonrs On AA1 mile west ofAmela Islind
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Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118

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Everyone Welcome
A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev, J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us

fnominztional Cm'nmunit-' Church i
9:15 a.m.
iNurser, Pr.boidedi
calion Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
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Amelia Island Plantation first Baptist church
FeiannJzna B.4ch
OuLside the Main Gate
(l904 277-4414

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Sunday Worship Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr. Pastor
at 10:00a.m. SundayWorship 8hAM & 10:15 AM
While We Build, Sunday School 9 AM
Worshiping in Burgess Chapel Evening Worship 6:30 PM
1305 Atlantic Avenue Wednesday Service 6:30 PM
904-430-0274 416 AlachuaSLt.Fernandina Beach

10 South 10"' Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Rev. Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL.....................9:30 AM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Services
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana -
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. fU e
Nursery Provided/

Impact Your World
"The Church Where the BIBLE
Comes to LIFE"
Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson
10 am Bible Study
11 am Family Worship Service
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL
Oust off AiA & Felmor Road)

Installation service
The Presbytery of St. Augustine will Install the Rev. Bob
Phelps as organizing pastor for Providence Presbyterian
Church on Oct. 26. Five members from the Presbytery form
the Installation Commission and will lead the service to install
Providence Presbyterian is a newly formed church that
began efforts to form a congregation in 2005. In May,
Providence Presbyterian Church opened the doors of its new
building, and in July they welcomed Phelps as the minister.
The Installation Commission headed by the Rev. Dr.
Hooker, the executive presbyter of the St. Augustine
Presbytery, includes the Rev. Dr. Allen Jump, Providence
Church, the Rev. Dr. Dwight Bayley, parish associate at
Riverside Presbyterian, Jacksonville. Roger Martin, elder at
First Presbyterian Church, Femandina Beach, and Art
Shuster, elder and member of Providence Church.
The public is invited to attend the 9:30 a.m. service at
Providence Presbyterian located in Yulee at the intersection
of Old Nassauville Road and Parliament Drive (approximately
1/4 mile down Old Nassauville Road). Light refreshments will
follow the installation service.

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. DarienK. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
Heart of the City
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Memorial United Methodist Church
N laking disciples ofIesus Christ through ii orship, study &,, sell ice.
601 Centre Street 261-5769
Brett Opalinski. Pastor
11ollie 'I'llpley, Associate Pastor
Traditional Family Worship ....... 8:30am + 11:00am
Contemporary Worship ...... 9:45am in Nlaxwell Hall
Youth Worship .............. 9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School for all a0cs ............ 9:45am + Ham
Wednesday iNfidweek Supper (AtigNiay). 5: 15-6:30pni
Nfiddle School Youth (Wed.) ................. 6:30pm
Senior High Youth (Wed.) ................... 6:301)m
Open Hearts Open Nfinds Open Doors
The people of the United Methodist Church
Music programs and small groups available
Nursery services available for all services Jj:1


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FRIDAY, October 24,2008/NEWS-LEADER


Electric bill assistance
The Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program has funds available
to assist low-income residents of Nassau
County on a first come, first served
To schedule an appointment (no
walk-ins) call the Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency at 261-0801
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9
a.m.-4 p.m.
Market News'
The Fernandina Farmers Market has
added "Market News" which is a new.
feature on its website, www.fernandina- Every Thursday,
the market will post on its website what
is happening at the market on the
upcoming Saturday. This information
will include which non-regular vendors
will be at the market as well as their
monthly schedule, new vendors and/or
new product announcements, event
announcements and which regular ven-
dors will return to the market.
"Most vendors know early in the
week their schedule so through 'Market
News' we can now let the shoppers
know before Saturday if their favorite
vendor will be at the market or when
they will return," said Jan Smith, who
recruits and organizes vendors.

The Fernandina Farmers Market,
open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
features farm fresh produce as well as a
variety of organic products and specialty
foods. Discover gourmet baked goods
from crusty breads to delectable
desserts and prepared foods such as jel-
lies, relishes and marinades. The market
is also the perfect location to choose
from a wide variety of specialty tropical
plants and landscaping plants, including
orchids, herbs and garden flowers. The
market is located downtown at Seventh
and Centre streets. For information call
491-4872 or visit www.fernandinafarm-
Certification workshop
On Nov. 13, a Limited Certification
Workshop for Commercial Landscape
will be conducted by UF/IFAS .
Extension Agents Rebecca L. Jordi and
Ray Zerba in the County Building at
86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee. To reg-
ister contact Jordi at or
548-1116 by Nov. 5.
The workshop includes two compo-
nents: The first from 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
to sit for the LCLM test and the second
from 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for re-certifica-
tion requirement (4 CEUs).
The full day costs $50 and includes
two textbooks, notebook, handouts and
lunch. The half-day session is $25, which

includes handouts, refreshments and
Make checks out to the Nassau
County Extension and mail to Nassau
County Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011.
This class is required by the state in
order to sit4for the Limited Commercial
Landscape Maintenance test. Enrollment
is limited to 30 and is on a first come,
first served basis. Prepayment is
Holiday Cookie Tour
Looking for a new cookie recipe?
Fernandina's "pro" bakers will share a
recipe and a taste of their signature
baked goods during the annual Holiday
Cookie Tour on Nov. 22 from 1-5 p.m.
Enjoy a holiday treat and a walk
through the common area of seven of
Amelia's inns, all decked out in holiday
attire covering Thanksgiving through
Christmas. The tour will include admis-
sion to the Addison on Amelia, Amelia
Island Williams House, Ash Street Inn,
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, Fairbanks.
House, Florida House Inn, and Hoyt
House. Tickets are $20 each and'avail-
able at the inns, the Visitor-' Depot on
Centre Street and the Chamber of
Commerce Gateway Office. For more
information, visit www.ameliaisland


Sunset nature cruise
On The Water
Adventures, a local nature
tour by boat company operat-
ing from the Fernandina
marina, offers a $10 per per-
son sunset celebration
aboard the OA Bloxom, the
107-year-old boat anchored at
the Fernandina waterfront.
It also offers kayak trips
to Cumberland Island in con-,
junction with Kayak
Adventures, www.kayakjack-, allowing indi-
viduals the opportunity to
access Cumberland 'Island
National Seashore directly

from Fernandina.
Services are available
seven days a week. Contact
Capt. Carol Williams at 206-
Greenway Day
"Greenway Day," spon-
sored by the citizen's group
Our Greenway and the city
Parks and Recreation
Department, will be held
Nov. 1.
There will be a birding
walk at 8 a.m., the "It's Our
Greenway" nature walk at
8:30 a.m., a nature bike hike
at 9 a.m., an invasive plant
walk at 10 a.m., 'Tracking on

the Greenway" at 10 a.m., a
picnic at noon, a "Greenway
Squad Walk" for kids at 1
p.m., a "soft walk" for kids at
2 p.m., a second nature hike
at 2 p.m. and children's story
at 3 p.m..
All events are free and
open to the public and start
at the entrance to the
Greenway behind the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. For more informa-
tion, visit www.ourgreen- or call 277-7350.
Walking club
The First Coast Trail
Forgers Walking Club will

hold a walk on Nov. 1 at 9
a.m., starting at and return-
ing to Shelby's Coffee .,
Shoppe, 200 First St; "
Neptune Beach. Enj6y the
outdoors as you walk for fun
and fitness while experienc-
ing the charming residential
areas of Atlantic Beach. All
walking events are open to
the public and new members
are always Welcome. Contact
Kristin Raasch at (904) 221-
2021 or, or
Harold Weber at (904) 704-
8402 or HeadForger@First

Create a wildlife)

garden this Halloween

Reston, VA- Halloween is a
holiday with lots of creepy
wildlife associated with it, but
are they really so creepy? From
toads to bats to owls, the
National Wildlife Federation
shares the facts about these ani-
mals and what they are up to at,
this time of year, which might
dispel a few myths.
Bats Blood sucking
vampire bats are real but they
mostly feed on chickens and
cows and only live in Latin
America. Most North American
bats are insect eaters, feeding
on everything from moths to
mosquitoes to beetles. They
use find their..
prey, which is kind of like radar,
rather than eyesight They tend
to have beady little eyes and
weird-shaped faces, which
makes them look scary. But
those faces help capture sound
waves bouncing off of prey and
other objects and funnel those
waves to their ears.
Many bat species are enter-
ing into hibernation in caves or
hollow trees, but some fly south
for the winter just like birds.
Spiders Spiders, with
their eight legs and multiple
eyes, are creatures right out of
nightmares and their sticky
webs and venomous fangs don't
help their public image either.
But even though they might
look scary, spiders are actually
extremely beneficial predators
of all sorts of insect pests. And
only three species in the U.S.
that have venom strong enough
to hurt people: the black widow,
the brown recluse and the
hobo, and spider bites from
these are very rare.
Toads Toads 'are not
just a keX ingredient in witches'
brew, they are important envi-
ronmental indicators. All amphi-
bians are susceptible to envi-
ronmental toxins ,because of
their sensitive skin. They are

usually the first species to die
out in polluted areas. If you
have healthy toad populations
it's a good sign that your neigh-
borhood is fairly unpolluted.
And no, you cannot catch warts
from touching a toad.
Toads are voracious pest
predators in the warm months,
but go into underground hiber-
nation by late fall.
Snakes The slithering,
legless body. The forked
tongue. The lidless eyes.
Everything about a snake is
decidedly non-human. But even
though they strike fear in many
people, most snake species are
completely harmless. In fact,
snakes are enormously benefi-
cial, helping to control insect
and rodent pests. The only time
a snake will try to bite is if it's
cornered or startled. The nat-
ural reaction of all snakes to
people is to get away or hide.
Owls The nocturnal
habits, glowing eyes and utter-
ly silent flight make these
predatory birds the epitome of
eeriness. It turns out that all of
those things are simply adap-
tations for survival. Owls are
nocturnal to avoid coriiietition
for prey with day-flying hawks.
Their giant eyes and the fringed
feathers that make no noise
when the bird is flying allow
them to hunt in the darkness.
Most owls are year-round
residents and don't migrate.
Listen for the hoot-hoot-hoot of
the great horned owl or the
whinnying shriek of the
screech owl when you're trick
or treating this year!
Now that you know the
truth about these valuable
wildlife, you might consider
attracting them to your yard.
The National Wildlife Federa-
tion shows you how to turn
your property into a wildlife
habitat at www.nwf/gardenfor

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FRIDAY. October 24,2008/News-Leader


Parent tool kits
The Nassau Alcohol Crime
Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) is offering free -
parent tool kits at all middle
and high schools throughout
the county. They include
resources for parents, infor-
mation on keeping children
drug free and instant drug
and alcohol screens with
instructions for use. To pick
up a kit see the School
Resource Officer or Project
SUCCESS counselor. For
information contact Kerrie
Albert at or
(904) 206-2268.
DAR essay contest
The Amelia Island Chapter
of the Daughters of the
American Revolution announ-
ces the American History
Essay Contest for all fifth
through eighth grade students
in Nassau County.
The title this year is "What
message did the Gettysburg
Address communicate in
1.863? How are the ideals artic-
ulated in the speech still rele-
vant for out country today?"
The essay should be from
300 to 1,000 words and should
be completed by Nov. 27. For
more detailed requirements
and information contact Gail.
at 321-1126.
The Fernandina Beach
High School ESE Class is tak-
ing orders for New Crop
Mammoth Pecan Halves and
English Walnut Halves and
Pieces. The last date to place
orders is today, and they
should arrive before Thanks-
giving. The pecans are $7.50
per pound bag and the wal-
nuts are $5 per 12-ounce bag.
Call Mrs. Gilyard at 261-5713,
ext. 2637, or 261-2005.
Improvement plan
A public hearing for review
of Fernandina Beach Middle
School's 2006-2011 School
Improvement Plan will be held
Oct 27 at 5f30 p.m. in the
school media center. A copy of
the plan wttbe available.
ESopen house
The Exceptional Student
Education Department of the
Nassau School Board will hold
an Open House on Oct. 28 at
the Red Bean Technical
Center of FCCJ Nassau in
Pauline Gregory, ESE
director, along with members
of the ESE district staff will '
present "What's New in ESE"
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Topics
including "IEP Changes" and
"Alternate Assessment" will
be discussed, followed by a
question and answer period.
This meeting is the first for
the newly formed Nassau ESE
Parent Connection and will be
held quarterly. The purpose is
to bring families of Nassau
County ESE students together
with school staff on a regular
basis in order to strengthen
the school/family connection
and for informational sharing.
Light refreshments will be
served. To attend, RSVP to the
ESE Department at 491-9881
or Melinda Willaford, parent
liaison, at 261-3136.
Art workshops
"Art Tessellations and a lit-

tie math," a workshop for chil-
dren 7-10, will be presented by
Anne Howden on Nov. 4 from
3:30-5 p.m. at the Island Art
Association Gallery, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina Beach.
The children will design a
coherent and infinite pattern,
a la M.C. Escher, using mark-
ers, colored pencils and
crayons. Materials and
instruction are provided. Pre-
register by calling the gallery
at 261-7020.

Georgia Southern
High school seniors and
their parents are invited to
The Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens on Riverside
Avenue in Jacksonville to
meet with students, professors
and representatives of
Georgia Southern University,
on Nov. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The evening's festivities
Opportunity to meet and
mingle with professors from
every department, chat with
current students and speak
with representatives from the
admissions department.
Entertainment by
Georgia Southern students.
Dessert and coffee
For information call (912)
478-5306, (904) 899-8896,
(912) 536-6350 (cell) or (904)
716-1115, or e-mail cflath- or Visit
Essay contest
Local high school students
planning to participate in the
national Being an American
Essay Contest are reminded
by the Bill of Rights Institute
that all entries must be sub-
mitted by Dec. 1. Cash prizes
totaling nearly $200,000 and a
trip to the nation's capital will
be awarded to winning stu-
dents and their teachers.
Teachers may submit essays
online at www.BeingAn
To participate, students are
asked'bo share the~i thoughts
on Am-rican ciiznship by
answering the following ques-
tion: "What civic value do you
believe is most essential to
being an American?" Visit
for rules and materials.
YouTube contest
Florida high school stu-
dents are invited to participate
in The Second Annual Direc-
tor's Chair, a contest in which
students create commercials
to promote Ask a Librarian
and flaunt their directorial
skills. Ask a Librarian is a free
online service that allows
patrons to chat with a librarian
for help with homework or
general questions.
Floridians in ninth through
12th grade are invited to sub-
mit to YouTube a 30-second
video promoting Ask a
Librarian by Jan. 17 for the
chance to win a digital video
camera, a digital camera or an
iPod Shuffle with an iTunes
gift card.
Visit www.askalibrarian.
org/thedirectorschair for
information including
YouTube submission instruc-
*tionrs, prizes, official contest
rules, release forms and more.


Book fest
Students at
Emma Love
enjoy a perform-
ance by Darrell
House, a visit-
ing author who
shared his
songs, poetry
and stories as
part of the
recent Amelia
Island Book

Cookies and a mouse
On Oct 7 the Island
Academy pre-kindergarten
class and Susan Dahl with
the Friends of the Library
joined the Adult Day
Healthcare Seniors in a
program, "If You Give A
Mouse A Cookie." The
seniors and children
enjoyed a fun-filled morn-
ing with reading the story
together, singing and mak-
ing pretend and real cook-,
ies.-Ofr6afSli 'aI "" -
cookies were enjoyed by
all! A visit from Mouse
surprised the group.

Mommy and Me'
Patrick Lyden, 2, and his
mom Agnes Lyden attend
the first Mommy and Me
class Oct. 6. Mommy and
Me classes are run by the
Island Art Association for
toddlers ages 2-4 and a
parent or caregiver. Call
the gallery at 261-7020
for dates and times.


Stars of

the Month

Damarcus Morris is a sec-
ond-grader at Yulee Primary.
His teacher is Mrs. Lyons,
and his favorite thing to do at
school is play on the play-
Damarcus would like to
take care of people that don't
have money when he gets
older and he'd like to sell stuff
to doctors (be a pharmaceuti-
cal representative). Damarcus
admires God the most
because God is always there
for him. His favorite food is
spaghetti and in his spare time
he likes to help his mom clean .I
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her favorite subject is music.
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doctor when she grows up
because she thinks that would
be a fun job.
Her favorite person is her
cousin Kendall because she is
really nice to her and they
play well together. Her
favorite thing to eat is chicken
and in her spare time she likes
to watch TV and be a cheer-
We are very proud of
Damarcus and Brittany for
always practicing the YMCA
core values of responsibility,
respect, caring and honesty.

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Lady Pirate golf team heading to state tournament

The school had a lone state qualifier
last season, but Fernandina Beach High
School will be sending a team to state this
The FBHS Lady Pirates took second
place in Region 2-1A Monday to qualify for
the Class 1A state tournament, which will
be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the
Club at Eaglebrooke in Lakeland. A prac-
tice round is slated for Monday.
'This is the first time I am taking a girls
team to state in about 10 years," said

Christina Steffen, the boys and girls golf
coach for Fernandina Beach High School.
"I'm so excited for them.
"We have been to regionals every year
as district champs for the past four years
and have been knocking on the door to
state and finally we broke through.
'"The girls are really excited and looking
forward to this great experience."
FBHS freshman Jacqueline Shelly led
the Lady Pirates with a 77, just four shots
shy of medalist Amelia Lewis of Bolles, to
take second place. Teammates Jillian
Spencer had a 90, Kelly Maready shot a 97
and Sarah Beal posted a 102.

'Bolles won the tournament with a team
score of 332. FBHS finished second with a
366 and Providence was third at 370.
The Lady Pirates went 12-2 during the
regular season and clinched the district
title Oct: 13, winning by 109 strokes over
second-place Keystone Heights. Shelly was
the district medalist
The FBHS boys did not qualify for state.
Bryan Lloyd shot a 77 to lead the Pirates.
He tied for 10th place. Teammate Pearce
Fussell posted an 83.
The Pirates went 7-7 this season and
placed second in the district to qualify for
Monday's regional tournament


Surf contest

held at pier
The First Coast Florida
District of the Eastern Surfing
Association held a contest
Sunday at the pier.
In the menehune short-
board division, first place went
to Gage Kropff. In boys short-
board, Tobias Williams was
first and Walter Obzarski
placed second.
Chris Igou took first place in
the junior men's shortboard.
Antoine Costescue was second
and Trevor Smith third.
Nick Isabella took first place
in the men's shortboard.
Chance Bennett was second.
Gramm McCoy won the mas-
ters shortboard division.
In the open division, Eric
Hatton took first place, Isabella
was second, McCoy third, Igou
fourth, Obzarski fifth and
Williams sixth. Isabella also
took first place in the men's
longboard division.
The next surf contest will
be held Nov. 9. Call John or
Tracy Williams at 277-2359.


Low gross, low

net for women
Thirty-nine ladies played
low gross, low net Tuesday in
Fernandina Beach Women's
Golf Association play day. A
flight winners were Linda Scott,
78, low gross, and Kathleen
Walker, 72, low net. B flight
winners were Nancy Meadows,
92, first low gross; Jeannette
Cayouette, 69, first low net; and
Pat Aylor, 71, second low net.
C flight winners were first
low gross Samantha Havourd,
99, first low gross; Nancy
Speck, 72, first low net; and
Sandy Pardue, 75, second low
net D flight winners were Terri
Wright, 102, first low gross; and
Sheryl Gerhardt, 73, first low
net. E flight winners were Pat
Johnson, 105, low gross; Lettie
Laurent, 74, first low net; Joyce.
Tonti, 75, second low net.


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The Fernandina Beach High School cross country team will host the county meet
Thursday at 4 p.m. on the Greenway, above. The Pirate harriers returned with two
top 10 finishes from a pre-state run Saturday at the Everglades Ranch in Dade
City, the location for the state meet. Stephanie Strasser, below right, took second
place with a time of 18:41.16 and Shelby Kittrell, below left, was sixth with a time
of 19:23.23. Six of seven boys set personal records.

Femandina Beach High School's
varsity cross country teams corn-
peted in the small school division
in a pre-state meet at the
Everglades Ranch in Dade City
Saturday. site of this year's state
meet Their limes and finishes are
as follows
Girls. 10th overall
2. Stephanie Strasser 18:41.16
6. Shelby Kittrell 19:23.23
24. Christina Strasser 21:01.57
110. Jenny Bridwell 25-13.09
124. Nalalie Hanscomb 27'27.89
128 Michelle Hanscomb 28:20.61
130 Emma Feakes 2927 13
Boys, 20th overall
70 Jazz Tomassetti 18 32 57
113 Darren Bunch 19:49.53
120. Chris Keffer 19-56.39
121 Bradley Bunch 19 57.06
132. Joey Collins 20.23 27
144. Kiley Greathouse 20 54.53
145 Taylor While 20 55.07


District tourney

kicks off Monday

The Lady Pirates are playing
in a tournament in Lakeland L
this weekend, the final event of The district tournament is
the regular season for the spread around different
Fernandina Beach High School locations next week. It opens
girls volleyball team, which Monday with Baldwin
hosts portions of the district travelig to Ribault. On
tournament next week. Tuesday Femandina hots
Baldwin (0-7), the eighth hsts YulEp. hco
seed, will host ninth-seed Trit andiBoles hos.
Ribault (0-7) Monday for a 5:30 Monday's winner. The semfi-
p.m. match to open the tour- nals Thursday are at FBHS,
Tuesday is the quarterfi- FBHS hosts the semifinal
nals. Bolles (8-0 and the top matches Thursday. At 530 p.m.,
seed) will host Monday's win- the winner of the No. 1 seed
ner while Episcopal (7-1 and. vs. No. 8 or 9 will take on the
second seed) hosts Trinity (2- winner of the No. 4 vs. No. 5
6 and seventh seed); FBHS (6- seed matchup.
2 and the third seed) hosts At 7 p.m., the No. 2 vs. No.
West Nassau (3-5 and the sixth 7 winner plays the No. 3 vs. No.
seed); and Bishop Snyder (4-4 6 winner.
and the fourth seed) hosts The district championship
Yulee (4-4 and the fifth seed). game will be held at 6 p.m. Oct
All matches start at 5:30 p.m. 31 at Pirate Gym. Admission is
Tuesday. $5.

FBMS Lady Pirates play

for conference crown

Fernandina Beach Middle
School's girls volleyball team
played Thursday for the Florida
Crown Conference title.
The Lady Pirates clinched
the north division and took on
south division champions
Lakeside Junior High School
"The game (Monday) was
intense," FBMS Coach Carolyn
Sauls said..
FBMS beat Lakeside in two
games, 27-25, 25-20.
"Both teams played hard
and good rallies were being
played," Sauls said. "This was
some of the best volleyball I
had seen at this level. From the
first blow of the whistle to the
end of the match, the score was
in constant limbo."
In the 27-25 first-game win,
Darby Lane had four points,
two of which were aces, for

FBMS. Jessica Lee had an ace
and two kills; Shelby Booker
had three kills; Kathryn
Jackson had an ace; Madison
Mixon had seven points, includ-
ing three aces; and Presley
Mashburn had one point
In the 25-20 win in game
two, Lane had two points,
including an ace; Lee had three
points and a kill; Booker had
two points and. two kills;
Jackson had three points; Emily
VanPuymbrouck had three
points, including an ace; and
Mixon had an ace.
The FBMS girls were unde-
feated in the county this year
and, although the county tour-
nament was canceled last week,
the Lady Pirates are the coun-
ty champions. They took on
Lake City Thursday at FBMS in
the conference championship

KAC will be

home to new
.. courts.
... An agreement
Swas reached
'Pictured, from'
, left, are KTP
board member
S" Frances Blan-
chett, KAC
Jackie Patter-
son, KTP
President Peter
Johnson and
KTP board
S . member Philip

New tennis facility planned

Kraft Athletic Club at Kraft
Ten Acres has reached agree-
ment with a now organization of
tennis players, Kraft Tennis
Partners, to provide space at
KAC for new tennis courts to
be built by KTP The agreement
assigned by KAC President
Jackie Patterson and KTP
President Peter Johnson on
"This agreement will allow
us to develop our-property for
recreational purposes, consis-
tent with our charter, as well
as provide a new tennis facility,"
Patterson said.
"We are a bunch of tennis
players looking for a place to
play," Johnson said. "KAC has

a wonderful property in a great
location, a chartered mandate
to provide recreational facili-
ties for its members and sup-
port competitive sports teams."
KTP will build five new Har-
Tru ("soft") tennis courts, and
install a computer-based reser-
vation system. At the KAC loca-
tion, once the new courts are
built, there will be seven tennis
courts, including two existing
concrete courts. KTP will con-
vert an existing building adja-
cent to the new courts for a
KTP, a non-profit organiza-
tion, was formed by tennis play-
ers seeking more court facili-
ties and the opportunity to build

enthusiasm for the sport. The
KTP club has a membership
limit of 110, and currently has
100 members. KTP looks for-
ward to enhancing the tennis
reputation of Amelia Island and
will be involved in several ten-
nis leagues, which bring play-
ers from nearby counties to the
KAC, located just west of
Buccaneer Trail along the
Amelia River, in a large grove of
live oaks, was established in
1954 as a recreational and social
club by employees of Smurfit
Stone. Completion of the new
courts is set for January.
Contact Frances Blancett at

QB Tom Brady's knee infected

Tom Brady, the most valuable player
in the NFL last season with a
record 50 touchdown passes, was
knocked out the NFL for the sea-
son within the first 10 minutes of the 2008
season when Kansas City safety Bernard
Pollard rolled over into the quarterback's left
knee. Brady suffered a tear of his ACL and
his MCL and was initially placed into a rehab
program in order to give him time to regain
his motion, reduce his swelling and to allow
his MCL to heal. He underwent surgery Oct.
6 to reconstruct his ACL by Dr. Neal
ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic
Clinic in Los Angeles.
However, during his post-surgical recov-
ery, things took a turn for the worse and
Brady has been returned to the operating
room three times over the last week to deal
with a surgical infection that had developed
within the knee.
The infection could be a superficial one,
perhaps just of one of the incisions on the
knee that is made to place the graft used to
reconstruct the ACL. This superficial wound
infection would be most likely and taking him
back to the O.R. for a surgical cleaning would
be a "conservative" thing to do. It would be
the most cautious thing to do in order to try
to prevent further spread of the infection.
It does appear, however, that Brady's
infection is deeper, involving the joint itself
which could have major implications, espe-
cially if the infection invades the graft or con-
taminates the screws which hold the graft in
place. If this occurs, the consequences could
be devastating. Doctors have already had to
re-scope Brady's knee three times now after
his initial surgery. If they are unable to clear
the infection, then his surgeon may have to
remove the graft and screws in order to erad-

icate the infection. Then,
ultimately his entire recon-
structive surgery would
have to repeated several
Weeks from now, once the
infection was cleared. It has
already been established at
this point that Brady will be
covered for six weeks with
both IV and oral antibiotics.
Brady released a state-
SPORTS ment on his website, which
stated, "We were proactive
MEDICINE with the infection and the
GREGORY, doctors went in to clean and
GREGORY to test the wound. The
SMITH. M.D. results of the tests have all
... been positive and we are
very thankful. The infection
is very treatable and, through a course of
antibiotics, it will be knocked out of my sys-
This would make it appear at least at this
point the infection is superficial and the knee
reconstruction is not threatened.
Infections in ACL reconstructions are
very uncommon and the national incidence is
around 1 percent of cases. The likelihood of
infection does not appear to be related to the
method of reconstruction or the choice of tis-
sue or graft used for reconstruction.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacementfor treat-
ment by your regular doctor Specific concerns
should be discussed with a physician. Mail
questions to Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S.
18th St., Suite 204, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. For appointments, call 261-8787 or

Shelly, the
second in
the region
The team
for state.

FRIDAY. OCTOBER 24.2008 SPORTS News-Leader



Kirstin Prince, a student at Yulee High School, has. met qualifying criteria for the
U.S. Dressage Federation and will compete in the regional championship Oct 25 in
Hamilton, Ga. She will compete against other junior riders of five southern states in
their designated championship class. "Ferdelance" is the horse she qualified on and
is owned by Anne Ramsay and Marsha Allen of Nassau County.


Pirate'white-out' tonight
Pirate fans are staging a "white-out"
tonight when the Fernandina Beach High
School football team (5-2 overall, 4-1 in the
district) hosts the Bolles Bulldogs. Fans are
encouraged to wear white shirts to show sup-
port of the Pirates. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Day for dad and kids
Jacksonville Jaguars fan favorite Joe
Zelenka will be joining Jacksonville dads and
their kids as host of the All Pro Dad Father &
Kids Experience to be held at the Jaguars
practice fields Oct. 25 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The event is an afternoon of fun activities,
where men can also get practical ideas on
being better fathers.
Founded with the help of Super Bowl
Champion NFL Coach Tony Dungy, All Pro
Dad helps educate fathers on how to become
"All Pro Dads." Fathers are encouraged to
bring their children to the event, where they
will receive fatherhood tips and participate in
special activities with their kids, while rotating
through football-themed learning stations
located around the field.
A $15 fee includes admission for one dad
and up to four kids. For dads serving in the
military, lhe $15 per-f4rlily fee is being
waived.-T-hisev'eert is recommended for chil-
dren ages fiveand older. Register onlirne at or call 1-800-956-8300,
ext. 309. Advance registration is required.

Wrestling fundraiser
The first Fernandina Beach High School
wrestling fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Nov.
14 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
There will be a chili cook-off, beauty contest
and silent auction. Chili cook-off contestants
are needed. Call Katrina at 261-4512.

Adult flag football tourney
The McArthur Family YMCA will sponsor
an adult co-ed flag football tournament Nov.
22. Team entry fee is $50 and all proceeds
benefit the 2009 Strong Kids Campaign (for-
mally Share the Y). All entries must be in by
Nov. 19. The tournament will be four-on-four
with one female on the field at all times and
will be played by "let-it-fly" rules. All players
must be 18 years of age by Nov. 1. Stop by
the YMCA or call 261-1080.

Yulee Pop Warner meets
Yulee Pop Warner's next board meeting is
at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the green room at the
Yulee Sports Complex on Goodbread Road.

Breast cancer half marathon
OutFIT on Amelia Island is building a team
of men and women who want to train for and
complete the Donna Hicken Breast Cancer
Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in February. -
Last year, this was one of the biggest and
most popular races in the region and 100 per-
cent of race proceeds go to breast cancer
research and care. Training program begins
Nov. 22; register by Nov. 7. Visit www. or call, 624-0027.

IOU. 11U traveling baseball teams
Any players interested in joining a 10-and-
under or 11-and-under traveling baseball,
team should call Sonny Winebarger at 225-
8456 or 525-3431. Players must not be older
than 11 or 12, respectively, by May 1, 2009.

FBMS football fundraiser
The Gator Bowl Association has devel-
oped a program specifically designed to
directly benefit area schools. A block of tickets
to the 64th annual Konica Minolta.Gator Bowl
(valued at $50 per ticket) has been made .
available at a cost of $25 to schools partici-
pating in the program. The Gator Bowl will be
played Jan. 1 in Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium with kickoff at 1 p.m.
For each $25 ticket sold, $10 will be
retained by the Fernandina Beach Middle
School football team. Purchase tickets from
any football player or coach or call the school
at 321-5865.

Join Team Nirvana
Liz Kawecki of Y Yoga will sponsor and
train Team Nirvana of Arpelia Island Walkers.
for the Run 26.2 with Donna (breast cancer
marathon) in February. Last year 68 Team
Nirvana walkers trained for the event.
Training is free and begins at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 25 at Main Beach. The group will meet

every Saturday thereafter. Training will include
proper walking and/or running techniques,
athletic gear, injury prevention, training tem-
plates, correct stretching,'and warm-up proce-
dures. Training is open to men, women and
children of all ages. Contact Kawecki at or 415-YOGA (9642) for
more information.

Youth basketball
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering a
youth basketball league for ages 4-14 (as of
Aug. 1). Practices are held once a week with
games on Fridays or Saturdays. Participants
receive a mesh reversible jersey and an end-
of-season award. Travel throughout Nassau
County may be required.
Members' fee is $50 (non-members $100).
Volunteer coaches and scorekeepers are
needed. Register through Nov. 9 ($20 late
fee). Visit

Fun for allat theYMCA
The McArthur Family YMGA, 1915 Citrona
Drive in Fernandina Beach, is offering free
volleyball Nov. 14 with warm-up from 6-6:15
p.m. and play from 6:15-7 p.m. for ages 8-10
and warm-up from 7-7:15 p.m. with play from
7:15-8 p.m. for ages 11-14.
Free indoor soccer is Nov. 21. Warm-up
from 6-6:15 p.W., playifroro ,6:15-7 p.m. for
ages 4-7; warm-up from 7-7:15 p.m. and play
from 7:15-8 p.m. for ages 8-12.
Kids Night Out for ages five and up is Nov.
7 with organized games in the pool from 6-7
p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and organized games in
the gym from 7:30-8 p.m. Fee is $5 per mem-
ber ($10 per non-member).
Call Niki Stanford at 261-1080 or visit

Fitness programs
Personal Best Sports offers fitness pro-
grams for all levels. Core training, better biker
program, learn to run program, half-marathon
training, OutFIT outdoor fitness and kettlebell
training. Visit or
call Deborah Dunham at (904) 624-0027.
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee, offers step and sculpt, strength train-
ing and abs, body sculpt and step aerobics.
Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. Anytime Fitness also offers FitKidz for
children ages 4-11. Call 699-5408 or e-mail
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, offers a variety of fitness
services. Call 261-0557.
The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080 or visit www.firstcoastymca.
org. Programs are also offered in Yulee (call
225-2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).

Zumba classes
Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St. Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
Call 261-DANC.
A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 261-0557.

Y Yoga, 961687-201 E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St., offers
yoga for adults. Call 321-2864 or 415-3036.
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
Dome Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
Hwy., offers Sivananda/Amrit style yoga for all
levels and Amrit Yoga Nidra Meditation and
Relaxation classes. Call 277-3663 or visit
Personal Best Sports. Visit www. Person or call Deborah Dunham at
(904) 624-0027.

Amelia Island Runners holds weekly group
runs on Wednesday afternoons for runners of
all ages and abilities. Club members meet in
the parking lot of the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 6 p.m. The runs (about
45 minutes) are open to all. Visit www.amelia or call 277-8365.

Five certified as rescue divers

Instructor Tom Northey of
Scuba Station certified five
rescue divers last month -
Rene Allday, Amanda Glaze,
Peter Timmins, Noah
Timmins and Jack Perrett.
The course consisted of
three challenging parts -
academics, skills develop-
ment and open water scenar-
ios. Students were required
to perform various tasks such
as providing aid to a tired ,
diver and a panicked diver on
the surface; safely surfacing a
panicked diver and an uncon-
scious diver; resuscitation of
a non-breathing diver while
removing equipment and tow-
ing; and executing various
search patterns underwater.
These skills were developed
in the swimming pool.
Actual scenarios were per-
formed in a lake at Blythe
Island Park in Brunswick, Ga.
All students developed their
skills quickly and performed
beyond the expected stan-
dards, according to Northey.
Students were required to
have pre-requisite Advanced
Diver and Emergency First
Responder certifications.
The Rescue Diver course is a
prerequisite for Master Scuba
Diver and Divemaster certifi-
cations. Upon successful
completion of the Divemaster
Course, a diver may progress
to instructor training.
When asked what motivat-
ed her to take the rescue
class, student Amanda Glaze
stated "mostly for the added
experience of dealing with
stressful situations while div-

N. .
Peter Timmins provides "emergency care" for Noah
Timmins after removing him from the water.

Allday sim-
ulates a
diver on
the surface
while Jack
prepares to

ing and as the final step
towards earning my Master
Diver rating."
Glaze, 17, a senior at
Fernandina Beach High
School, also plans on earning

her Divemaster certification
this year with the hope of
gaining employment in the
diving industry to supplement
her income during her col-
lege years.


Varsity Football
Oct. 24 BOLLES* 7:30
Oct. 30 at Ribault' 7:00
Nov. 7 YULEE* 730
District 3-2A games
Oct. 24 at Bradford County 7:30
Nov. 7 at Femandina Beach 730
Nov. 14 BISHOP SNYDER 7230
Oct. 24-25 at Lake Gibson tourney TBA
Oct. 28-31 District tournament
Girls Golf
Oct. 27-29 State finals
Oct. 28 .Conference championship
Boys Basketball
Nov. 18 Tip-off at West Nassau 630.
SNov. 21 Tip-off at West Nassau 6':301
Nov. 25 BISHOP KENNY 6/7:30
Nov. 29 BALDWIN* 6/730
Dec. 1 MIDDLEBURG 6/7:30
Dec. 5 YULEE* 6/730
Dec. 6 at Bishop Snyder* 6/7:30
Dec. 9 at Trinity* 6/730
Dec. 12 at West Nassau' 6/730
Dec. 13 HILLIARD 430/7.30
Dec. 16 at Baldwin* 6/730
Dec. 18-20 at Port Charlotte toumey 8:30
Dec. 19-20 JV toumey at WNHS TBA
Jan. 6 at Ribault* 6/7:30
Jan. 9 WEST NASSAU* 6/7:30
Jan. 10 at Bolles' 6/7:30
Jan. 13 BISHOP SNYDER' 6/7:30
Jan. 16 at Yulee* 6/7:30
Jan. 20 at Trinity' 6/7:30
Jan. 23 EPISCOPAL* 6/7:30
Jan. 24 at Hilliard 6/7:30
Jan. 20 BOLLES* 6/7:30
*District 4-3A
GIrls Basketball
Nov. 10 Tip-off at West Nassau TBA
Nov. 13 Tip-off at West Nassau TBA
Nov. 18 at Bishop Snyder' 6/730
Nov. 20 BALDWIN* 6/730
Nov. 21 BAKER COUNTY 6/7230
Nov. 24 at Bolles' 6/730

Dec. 1 at Trinity' 6/7:30
Dec. 2 WEST NASSAU* 6/7:30
Dec. 4 RIBAULT' 6/7:30
Dec. 8 BISHOP SNYDER 6/7:30
Dec. 11 YULEE* 6/7,30
Dec. 13 HILLIARD (V) 6:00.
Dec. 18-19 County at Yulee TBA
Jan. 8 at aldwin 6/7:30
Jan. 12 EPISCOPAL' 6/7:30
Jan. 15 at West Nassau 6/730
Jan. 16 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 22 TRINITY 6/730
Jan. 23 at Yulee 6/730
Jan. 24 at Hilliard 6/7:30
Jan. 27 at Baker County 6/7:30
Feb. 2-7 District 4-3A at Baldwin TBA
*District 4-3A
Boys Soccer
Nov. 4 Preseason at Patton Park 7:20
Nov. 6 Preseason at Patton Park 7:20
Nov. 10 at Yulee 7:20
Nov. 12 BARTRAM TRAIL 5:30/7:20
Nov. 13 NEASE 530/720
Nov. 17 at Stanton 530/7:20
Nov. 22 FLEMING ISLAND 12:00
Nov. 24 at Episcopal* 530/7:20
Nov. 25 at West Nassau* 7:20
Dec. 4 BISHOP SNYDER* 5:30/7:20
Dec. 5 at Trinity Christian* 7:00
Dec. 6 ARNOLD 1:00
Dec. 10 at Terry Parker 5:30/7:20
Dec. 11 RIBAULT'* 530!
Dec. 12 PROVIDENCE 5:30/7:20
Dec. 16 BOLLES* 5:30/7:20
Jan. 7 at day 530/7:20
Jan. 8 YULEE 7:20
Jan. 9 TERRY PARKER 5:30/7:20
Jan. 12 at Providence 5:30/720
Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 7:20
Jan. 16 MIDDLEBURG 5:30/720
Jan. 20 at Ridgeview 530/720
Jan. 22 at Wolfson 5:30/7:20
Jan. 26-30 District at Episcopal TBA
*District 4-3A .
GIrls Soccer
Oct. 27 Preseason at Providence 7:20
Oct. 28 Preseason at Providence 5:00
Nov. 5 RIBAULT 6:00
Nov. 7 at Episcopal* 7:20
Nov. 10 ORANGE PARK 6:00
Nov. 13 at Yulee* 5:30
Nov. 14 MIDDLEBURG 6:00
Nov. 18 TRINITY* 6:30
Nov. 20 FIRST COAST 6:00
Nov. 22 FLEMING ISLAND 10:00
Nov. 25 at West Nassau* 5:30
Dec. 1 at Paxon 7:20
Dec. 2 at Stanton 6:00
Dec. 5-6 Timberwolf, Tallahassee TBA
Dec. 9 BISHOP SNYDER* 6:00
Dec. 11 at Ribault' 6:00
Dec. 15 BOLLES* 6:00

Dec. 17. PAXON 6.00
Jan. 6 BISHOP KENNY 6:00
Jan. 8 YULEE 5:30
Jan. 9 at Trinity 6:00
Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 5:30
Jan. 15 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Jan. 20-23 District at Bolles TBA
*District 4-3A
Nov. 19 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
Nov. 25 at Episcopal 6.00
Nov. 28-29 Eagle Cup, Poinciana TBA
Dec. 10 at First Coast 4:00
Dec. 12-13 Capital City, Tallahassee 12:00
Dec. 18 County at Yulee TBA
Jan. 7 at Fletcher 5:00
Jan. 9-10 Clay tournament 12:00
Jan. 15 FIRST COAST 6:00
Jan. 21 SANDALWOOD 5:00
Jan. 23-24 Terry Parker JV dual 3:00
Feb. 7 District 3-1A TBA
Feb. 13-16 Region 1-1AatStarke TBA
Feb. 19-21 State at Lakeland 10.00
Nov. 4 at Callahan jamboree 400
Nov. 10 at Episcopal 6/7.00
Nov. 11 CALLAHAN 5/630
Nov. 18 at Femandina 5/6:30
Nov. 20 at Callahan 5/630
Dec. 1 EPISCOPAL 5/7:00
' Dec. 9 FERNANDINA 5/6.30
Dec. 16 County at YHS TBA
Jan. 8 Conference playoffs 6:00
Jan. 10 Conference championship 1200
Note: Girls play first match
Nov. 4 JAMBOREE 500
Nov. 20 HILLIARD /630
Dec. 2 at Callahan 5/6:30
Dec. 4 at Baker County 5/6:30
Dec. 9 FERNANDINA 23:45
Dec. 16 at Hilliard 5/6:30
Jan. 8 CALLAHAN 5/6:30
Jan. 13 BAKER COUNTY 5/630
Jan. 15 at Femandina 2/3:45
Jan. 17 County at FBMS
Note: Girls play first game except Dec. 9 and
Jan. 15
B Team Basketball
Nov. 17 CALLAHAN 5/6:15
Nov. 24 HILLIARD 5/6:15
Dec. 1 at Callahan 5/6:15
Dec. 2 at Femandina 5/i:15
Dec. 8 at Hilliard 5/6:15
Dec. 9 FERNANDINA 5/6:15
Dec. 13 County at Callahan
Note: Girls play first game except Dec. 2 and 8


The city of Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department is offering the following activities:
Adult volleyball is from 7-9-p.m. Tuesday
and Fridays and from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at
Peck Gym. Cost is $1 per day for city residents
($3 non-city).
Open basketball is Mondays, Wednes-
days and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Tuesday and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck
Gym, based on availability. Fee is $1 for city
residents, $3 non-city. Students free with ID.
Peck Gym weight room is open from 11
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $3 a
day or $25 a month for city residents ($30 non-
city). Personal training is available. Fee is $30
per session, $75 per week (three sessions) or
$200 a month (two sessions per week for four
weeks). Monthly packages come with dietary
analysis and food program. Call Jay at 277-
7364 for a free introductory appointment.
Fall dodgeball tournament is Oct. 25 at
Peck Gym. Format is round robin followed by
single elimination, five-on-five with 10-person
roster limit. Team fee is $50. Register at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. Contact
Jay at 277-7364 or jrobertson
Six-week youth tennis clinics are offered at
the Cen-tral Park courts with instructor Lanny
Kalpin. Beginner (ages 5-7) from 2:30-3:30
p.m. Monday and Thursdays; beginner to'
advanced beginner (ages 5-13) from 3:30-4:30
p.m. Monday and Thursdays (two instructors);
advanced beginner to intermediate (ages 7-16)
from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays, Wed-
nesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; advanced
beginner (ages 6-9) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and
.3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday; advanced beginner
to intermediate (ages 7-13) from 3-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Fridays. Maximum of eight
participants. One-hour classes are $48 for city
residents, $53 non-city. One and a half-hour
classes one day per week are $72 for city resi-
dents, $77 non-city; two days a week $132 for
city, $137 non-city; three days per week $160
city, $165 non-city; four days a week $175 city,
$180 non-city ($10 off for each additional sib-
ling in one and a half-hour classes. Call Kalpin
at 557-8110 or 491-0255.
Adult tennis programs are held at the
Central Park courts with instructor Lanny

Kalpin. Schedule: 3.0/3.5 doubles/singles clinic
from 6-7 p.m. and advanced beginners clinic
from 7-8 p.m. Monday; 3.0/3.5 doubles/sin-
gles clinic from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday;
3.0/3.5 doubles/singles clinic from 6-7 p.m. and
2.5/3.0 doubles/singles clinic from 7-8 p.m.
Wednesday; 3.0/3.5 doubles/singles clinic
from 6-7 p.m. Thursday; and 2.5/3.0 dou-
bles/singles clinic from 8-9 a.m. Friday. Fee is
$66 for city residents, $71 non-city. Register at
the Atlantic Center. Call 491-0255 or 557-8110.
Adventure boot camp for women, four-
week sessions held at Main Beach park, pro-
vides fitness instruction, nutritional counseling
and motivational training by Karlena Barron.
Call (904) 237-0074 or visit www.Amelialsland
Private, semi-private (two people) or group
(three or more) tennis lessons are offered
mornings and evenings at the Central Park
courts: Fee is $45 per hour for city residents,
$50 non-city. Semi-private fee is $47 per hour
for city residents, $52 non-city. Group rate is
$49 per hour for city residents, $54 non-city.
Call Lanny Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-8110.
Register at Atlantic Center.
Fitness classes are Mondays and Thurs-
days from 6-7 p.m. at Peck Gym. Each class is
a full body workout, involving free weights, car-
dio, stretching and abdominal work. Fee is $5
per class. Call Jay at 277-7364 or e-mail
Central Park tennis court gate keys may
be checked out at the Atlantic Recreation
Center with a $5 deposit, refundable if returned
within a year.
Aqua 1 water aerobics is held from 10-
10:55 a.m. Monday through Friday at the
Atlantic Center pool. Deep water aerobics
(aqua fitness belts required) is held Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month for city residents and
$55 per month for non-city residents for one
class per day; $60 for city residents and $70
non-city residents for two classes; or $5 for one
class or $10 for two.
Private swim lessons, 30 minutes per ses-
sion, are available for $20 for city residents,
$25 for non-city residents. Four-session pack-
age costs $60 for city residents, $70 for non-
city residents. Eight-session package is $100
for city residents, $115 for non-city residents.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24.2008 SPORTS News-Leader

Bruce Comrie, above, has been catching big specks like this one while drifting live
shrimp under a "popping" float during a flood tide. Left, Carrie and Steve casey are
pictured with a nice catch of Amelia Island flounder and redfish.

Fishermen snagging flounder

lounder continues to excellent at both FC and BR fish
1 1 highlight Amelia Island havens for red snapper and some
fishing action as water real nice 'gag' grouper. There
I temperatures cool and are a few big sea bass being
the mullet run grows. caught as well. Many sea bass
"A lot of my customers are fishermen are waiting for the big
doing real well while fishing the run of sea bass to take place dur-
] last hour of the falling tide and ing early winter."
the first hour of the incoming Bruce Comrie picked up his
tide at Fort Clinch for flounder brand new Shearwater bay boat
ON THE weighing to four pounds," Don this past week and has been
WATER Whitman of Leaders & Sinkers wearing out the trout with his
reports. "Most of the good catch- new boat and Mercury outboard.
TERRY es are being made while fishing "I have been catching some
LACOSS with live bullhead minnows slow- real nice sea trout up in the
ly along the bottom. lower reaches of the Nassau
"Offshore fishing has been River during the falling tide,"

up to four p
Comrie said. "This past Tuesday,
I anchored in front of a small
creek that emptied into the main
river and caught 12 sea trout on
12 consecutive casts. Two of the
trout measured over 17 inches
and all took a live shrimp under a
small float."
Surf fishing continues to be
slow with a few puppy drum and
whiting running in the surf.
Look for the high noon flood tide
to offer your best chance at
catching fish on foot. Once
again, Fort Clinch has a major
flounder run going on and the
southern tip of Amelia Island is

pounds near Fort Clinch

holding a few redfish and sea
trout during the high outgoing
The upper reaches of the St.
Marys and Nassau river systems
are giving up good catches of
stripers to five pounds, large-
mouth bass to eight pounds, red-
fish to 10 pounds and sea trout to
four pounds. Fish the high
falling tide while casting a gold-
colored, minnow-type plug into
the mouths of feeder creeks and
along river banks where fallen
trees and shallow sloughs are
holding both baitfish and game
fish too.

Keep in mind there is a four-
hour lag time here in the middle
reaches of both tidal rivers. A
low tide arrives at 7 a.m.
Saturday at the St. Marys jetty
rocks while a low tide will arrive
at the 1-95 bridges on both the
Nassau and St. Marys rivers at
11 a.m. Good fishing.
The News-Leader encourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphs of their catches. E-mail
photos to bjones@fbnewsleader
corn, mail them to P.O. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or
drop them by 511 Ash St., Fer-
nandina Beach. Call 261-3696..


The Nassau County 4-H
Safety and Education in
Shooting Sports club meets at
6 p.m. Monday. Locations
alternate between the shoot-
ing range and the multi-pur-
pose building located next to
the extension office at the fair-
grounds in Callahan.
The program provides pro-
vides a positive experience for
youth and promotes the safety

and ethical use of firearms.
Enrollment in 4-H is required,
but simple and free.
Youth must be at least 10
years old. Call Allison Haga at
(904) 765-7158 for more infor-
The Nassau Sport
Fishing Association meets the
second Wednesday of each
month at 7:30 p.m. and the
fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. at

the Ten Acres Kraft Athletic
Club. Membership is open to
the public. Call 261-9481 or
visit for
Nassau Bassmasters,
associated with the BASS
National Federation and the
Florida BASS Federation,
meets the third Thursday
each month in Yulee.
Membership is open to any-

one at least 16 years old. Call
Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282
or Billy Kittrell at 225,0267 for
The United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary,needs volun-
teers. It is composed of uni-
formed non-military volunteers
who assist the Coast Guard in
all of its varied missions,
except for military and direct
law enforcement. These men

and women can be found on
the nation's waterways, in the
air, in classrooms and on the
Training opportunities,
most of which are free, in-
clude boat crew and coxswain
(small boat operator) vessel
examiner, boating safety class
instructor, public affairs,
marine visitor and others.
Applicants must be a U.S. citi-

zen, at least 17 years old and
pass a basic background
There are no upper age
limits or height or weight stan-
dards (although boat crew
must perform certain tasks).
There are no minimum serv-
ice hours.
Flotilla 14-01 meets at the
Amelia Island Lighthouse
facility once a month.

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Sylvia, played by Shirley Tripp, sings "That's All Right" along with Lorraine, played by LaTarsha Long, center right, and Natalie,
played by Katie Scott, center left, and the "barflies" in Alhambra. Dinner Theatre's production of "All Shook Up," inspired by the
songs of Elvis Presley. Inset below, Clint Clark plays Chad, a "roustabout with a song in his heart."

All Shook Up' atAlhambra

A small town with "broken down jukes, bro-
ken down people and unsatisfied women" gets
shaken to its core when Chad rolls in on his
broken down motorcycle in Alhambra Dinner
Theatre's production of "All Shook Up."
A "roustabout with a song in my heart and
an eye for the ladies," Chad styles himself after
Elvis whose songs propel this hilarious satire
-right down to the blue suede shoes. "Nobody
step on them," he warns the people.
The year is 1955 and the town has been liv-
ing under the puritanical strictures of Mayor
Matilda Hyde (played with evangelical fervor
by Lisa Valdini), whose aim in life is to keep
everyone in line under the Mamie Eisenhower
Decency Act, especially her young son Dean,
who she is about to ship off to the Stonewall
Jackson Military Academy.
"Looks like I got here just in time to help
you live a little," Chad tells the citizens as he

Tickets show times
"All Shook Up,"
inspired by and featuring
the music of Elvis
Presley and based on
the book by Joe Dipietro,
is at the Alhambra Dinner
Theatre, 12000 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville,
through Nov. 30. For tick-
ets and show times, call (904) 641-1212 or

exorcises the demons from the broken down
juke box in the only watering hole in town. "No
public necking? What's the point of living?"
Played with swiveling hips and humor by
Clint Clark, Chad is really moreJethro than
Elvis. Nevertheless, with rock "n' roll restored,
the town's people fall in behind him, much to
the horror of Mayor Matilda. "Let me.juqt say,

you're all going to hell," she warns them as she
hatches a plan to throw Chad in jail.
What follows is not a simple love triangle
but a love parallelogram, as Natalie the
mechanic tosses in her wrench for dreams of
following Chad on the open road; Dennis pines
for Natalie and reconsiders his plans for dental
school; Natalie's father Jim,. a grieving widower,
lusts after the buxom Miss Sandra, the muse-
um's new director; the mayor's son Dean, who
is white, falls hard for Lorraine, who is black;
Lorraine's mother, Sylvia the barkeep, longs
for Jim; and Chad loses his cool for Miss
"I dig hot women and when I see a hot
woman who digs hot art, I'say hot diggity,"
Chad proclaims upon meeting the bosomy
blonde. "You ain't nothing' but a hound dog,",
she tells him. '"This town makes me miss
The action revs up when Natalie, now des-
ALL Continued on 2B


Bobby Seale, played by Gene Bell, one of the
Chicago 8, stands to address the court in
Fernandina Little Theatre's production of "The
Chicago Conspiracy Trial."
Taken directly from the transcripts of the infa-
mous 1969 trial of the equally infamous Chicago
7, the play is directed by Kate Hart and features a
large and diverse cast.
Tickets are $15. Performances are tonight and
Oct. 25, 30 and 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and
Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. Patrons are advised that the
play includes strong, adult language. Tickets are
available at FLT, 1014 Beech St., and at the UPS
Store in the Publix shopping center. FLT is a
small, intimate space with limited seating, so
patrons are advised to purchase tickets early.


The second annual Haunted House
for Teens and Adults will be held from
6-8 p.m. tonight and Oct. 25 from noon to
4 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach branch
library, courtesy of Blast. There will be a
story and craft for younger children and
safe trick or treating, too. Call 277-7365.
The FCCJ Nassau Outdoor Education
Center, 76396 William Burgess Blvd. in
Yulee, will host a Haunted House,
Haunted Hayride and Haunted Forest
on Oct, 24 and 25 and Oct.
31 from 7:30-11:00 p.m.
Admission is $2 per event
or $5 for all three.
Refreshments will be avail-
able to purchase. All pro-
ceeds from the admissions
and refreshment sales will
W. be donated to Take Stock
in Children, United Way and Community
Health Charities of North Florida, and the
Linda Linceum Foundation at the Baptist
Hospital Lung Cancer Center. The events
are most appropriate for ages 9-99.Call
This week and next,
the Amelia Island
Museum of History will
offer Ghoulish Ghost
Tours by special
arrangement. Tickets are
$10 adults, $5 children.
Call Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 for more information.
Nassau Nazarene Fellowship will host
a free Fall Festival from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24
with several stations featuring cake
walks, a bounce house and slide,
hayrides, door prizes, magic and several
stations featuring games with prizes or
candy. Children are welcome to wear
their (non-scary) Halloween costumes.
Admission is free. The church is located
at 850987 US 17 North in Yulee. Call
* *
A Halloween Skate Jam, sponsored
by Pipeline Surf Shop, will be held from
2-7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the
Fernandina Beach Skate
Park. There will be pizza,
prizes, music and snacks
.and first place trophies
by age group. The grand.
prize winner will receive
a new complete deck.
Cost is $10 per entry. Sign up at the
skate park or Pipeline Surf Shop.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
presents "Symphonic Spooktacular -
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" on Oct.
26 at 3 p.m. in the Robert E. Jacoby
Symphony Hall at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts.
Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m.
Bring the kids in their favorite costumes
and arrive early to play Halloween games
before the concert. The ghouls and gob-
lins of the orchestra will be wearing their
costumes, too.
Call (877) 662-6731 or visit jaxsym General admission is $15
adults, $7 children; reserved, $20 adults,
$18 children.
Grab your witch's hat, vampire teeth
or princess crown and join St. Peter's
Episcopal Church for an action packed
evening on Oct. 29.
HAUNTED Continued on 2B


More than 50 local businesses and non-profits
will have booths at the Amelia Island-Fernandina
Beach-Yulee Chamber of
Commerce's Fall Home &
Business Expo. at the
Gateway to Amelia parking
lot on Oct.25 from 10 a.m.-3
p.m. The public is invited
free of charge.
There will be live music, children's dance
troupes and four different chances to win $2,500
with hole-in-one contests. Complimentary food
will be available from area restaurants, including
As You Like It, Bonito's, Chick Fil-A, Chili's, Fancy
Sushi, Pablo's, Papa John's, Peppers and
Peterbrooke Chocolatier.
Lead sponsors the Golf Club of Amelia Island
at Summer Beach, First Federal and Florida
Public Utilities will join vendors representing the
arts, financial services, retail, home improvement.
builders and non-profits.
For more information, call 261-3248.

Nassau Humane Society will hold its annual
spaghetti dinner "Pasta for Paws" from 4:30-7:30
p.m. Oct. 25 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation

Center. Dinner includes
spaghetti, salad, bread,
beverage and yummy
homemade desserts. -- .
Tickets are $10 each.
Children 6 and under
eat free. Once again there will be a huge silent
auction with items for the kids, too. John Walsh
will be on hand with live music to get those toes
Tickets are available at your veterinarian's
office, the NHS Shelter, Bark Avenue, and
Redbones. All proceeds benefit the homeless ani-
mals at the Nassau Humane Society Shelter by
the city airport. For more information, contact
John and Penny at 277-1152.



The Fall Arts and o
Crafts Bazaar of St. ".
Peter's Episcopal
Church returns
Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Located c4i T l-
on the corner of
Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue, St. Peter's
courtyard is the perfect setting to get to know
artists and to view their masterpieces. Inside
Burns Hall, meet craftspeople displaying jewelry.

purses, ceramics, needlework objects, and even a
one-of-a-kind, handmade christening dress. A
white elephant section will offer a variety of near-
ly new objects. Enjoy tasty treats from the bake
A Preview Party will be held from 5-7 p.m.
tonight with beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres.
Tickets for this evening are $25 and available at
the church or at the door. For information call the
church office at 261-4293.

An evening honoring the late
Verna Haynes Bell will be held
Nov. I at 6 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave., Fernandina Beach.
Donation is $50, or $450 for reserved tables of
eight. For tickets contact Cynthia Rauls Hunt at
(904) 210-8882 or Robert Hardy at (904) 583-
All are welcome to share in this evening of cele-
bration honoring friend and classmate Haynes
Bell and her family. All proceeds will assist
Verna's family with her final expenses. No tickets
will be sold at the door.
Submit items to Sijn Perry,

FRIDAY, October 24.2008 LEISURE News-Leader



Even though Motorcity
Cycles is closed and gone,
the Island Motorcycle
Association lives on after 14
years. A Reunion Ride is
scheduled Oct. 25, with kick-
stands up at 2 p.m.
All members, past and
present, as well as anyone
with a motorcycle, are wel-
come to meet up at Rivers
Edge Sports Bar on 14th
Street for a ride into St.
Marys, Ga. Don't forget your

The McArthur Family
YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive,
will host an open house from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25, includ-
ing a blood mobile, free mas-
sages, a bounce house and
more. Joining fees will be
waived for enrollments from 9
a.m,-5 p.m. Call 261-1080.

The Wilson Neck Neigh-
borhood Watch will have a
car wash fundraiser from 10
a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the
Miner Road fire station. There
will be free hot dogs and bev-
erages. Support the Neigh-
borhood Watch program and
get to know your neighbors.

Sister Thomas Joseph
McGoldrick, author of Beyond
the Call: The Legacy of the Sisters
of St. Joseph of St. Augustine,
will be in Fernandina Beach
on Sunday, Oct. 26 for a book
signing at St. Michael
Catholic Church, 505
Broome St. She will meet with
people of the community after
the 10 a.m. and noon Masses
in the parish hall. The public is
The Sisters of St. Joseph
nursed people of Fernandina
Beach during the yellow fever
epidemic in 1877. Two of the
original eight sisters that came
to Florida from France died
during the epidemic and are
buried at St. Michael Parish:
Sister Julie DeSales Kennedy,
who died on Sept. 21, 1877,
and Mother Marie-Celine
Joubert, who died a day later
on Sept. 22,1877.
I To order a copy of the
book, $18 paperback and $26
cloth hardback, write to the
Sisters of St. Joseph, P.O.
Box 3506, St. Augustine, FL
,32085. Call (904) 823-8707.,

The Georgia/Florida Frat
Bash will be held at the
Grand Pavilion at Amelia
Island Plantation from 8 p.m.-
1 a.m. Oct. 31, with entertain-
ment by the Tams and The

Swingin' Medallions, an open
bar and food. Call 491-4646.

Redbones Dog Bakery
and Boutique at 809 S.
Eighth St. in the Pelican
Palms shops, will hold its next
dog wash and pet adoption
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1.
Hot Dogs will donate free nail
trimming and Furry Family
Pets will give out free gift
cards for pet sitting. All dona-
tions will go to the Nassau
Humane Society. Call 321-
0020 for more information.
0 0
The Jewish Community
Alliance at 8505 San Jose
Blvd. in Jacksonville is cele-
brating Israel's 60th birth-
day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 2. Admission is free and
open to all. This event fea-
tures a Ben Yehuda Street-
inspired market, including
music, vendors, food and
activities. Call (904) 730-2100.
* *
Join Archeologist Keith
Ashley for a seminar on
local archeology; projects,,
findings and Interpretation
at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Ribault
Club at Fort George Island
Cultural State Park. No reser-
vations are necessary and the
program is free. Call (904)

Enjoy a French Crepe
Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Nov.
3 at Club 14 Fitness,'1114.
South 14th St. in the Eight
Flags Shopping Center. This
event is a fundraiser for Relay
for Life. Free and open to the
public. Donations are wel-
* *
The News-Leader and
Nassau County Recordwill host
a reception for Lil Spinks,
who is "retiring" after 23 years
of writing and photographing
for the newspapers, from 5-7
p.m. Nov. 5 at the Record
office, 617317 Brandies Ave.,
Callahan. The public is invit-

Singer/songwriters Buddy
Greene and Jeff Taylor head-
line the next "Evening of
Story and Song." The popu-
lar concert series presented
by First Coast Community
Bank and the Founders of St.
Peter'sTis No. 8-atf8 p.m.
Tickets-are $15 and available
at FCCB, 1750 S. 14th St.
Call Mark and Donna Paz
Kaufman at 277-2664 or visit
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The evening begins with a catered dinner
at 5:30 p.m. in Bums Hall (reservations are
required so call the church office at 261-
Costume contests begin at 6 p.m. (fami-
lies, giris and boys 0 to 6 and 7-up cate-
gories) and adult men and women, then trav-
el to the historic cemetery to visit with famous
people who are buried there in a "Cemetery
Crawl." Each "ghost" will give you a special
souvenir collect all five and then return to
Burns Hall for games and a Halloween
dessert. As the evening closes, the winner of
the "Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin" con-
test will be announced and there will be a
drawing for the pumpkin centerpieces.

Springhill Baptist Church, 941017 Old
Nassauville,Road, will hold its Bethlehem
Marketplace from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29.
Admission is one non-penshable food item.
There will be food and entertainment for the
whole family and reasonably priced food and
games for all ages.
Experience the excitement of baby
Moses' journey down the Nile, Daniel in
the lion's den, the fishermen, David and
Goliath, Jonah and the Whale, Noah's ark
and more.
This is a Halloween alternative event, no
scary costumes, please. For information call

Be among the living who share a scary
night filled with ghost stories, games, food
and drink for children and adults as the
Amelia Island Museum of History hosts
"Jallhouse Halloween" Oct. 31 from 5-9
p.m. at 233 S. Third St., Femandina Beach.
There will be prizes, costume contests
and haunted adventures in a real jail cell, fol-
lowed by a classic scary movie for children
and adults at 7:30 p.m. Come either before
or after tnck-or-treating.
The regularly scheduled ghost tour begins
at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church cemetery
at 6 p.m. and lasts about one hour.
Join ulee Baptist Church' Annual Fll
Join Yulee Baptist Church's Annual Fall

Corporation (NCCDC) will
host its Annual Peck-
Community Banquet on
Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center,
Femandina Beach.
This year's program is
"Shaping Our Young Men who
are Leaders of Tomorrow."
The public is invited to share
an evening of community fel-
lowship and a delicious meal
catered by Erving and Dee
Gilyard. Proceeds will benefit
the NCCDC scholarship fund
and other organization spon-
sored programs.
Call 261-4113, 261-3845
or 261-4396 for reservations.
The donation is $40.
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The annual Veteran's Day
Parade and BBQ, sponsored
by the American Legion Post
54, will take place at 11 a.m.
on Nov. 8. Participants are
asked to line up at 10:30 a.m.
at the log cabin at Atlantic
Avenue and South 11th

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Festival from 6-9 pm. Oct. 31. Each child will
receive a bag of goodies at the entrance.
There will be fun for all including games.
music, concessions, hayrides, a dunking
booth, costume contests, a cake walk, door
prizes and inflatables.
Please bring a voluntary donation of non-
perishable food items for the community food
pantry. The church is located at Harts Road
and A1A. For more information, call the
church office at 225-5128.
* *
Yulee United Methodist Church on A1A
will hold Trunk or Treat from 6-9 p.m. on
Oct. 31. Come and enjoy the Not-So-Scary
Scary Hayride and fun for all. For information
call Kristy Henderson at 225-5297 or 225-

Five Points Baptist Church, 736
Bonnieview Road, Femandina Beach, will
host its annual Fall Festival from 6-8:30 p.m.
on Oct. 31. For information call 261-4615.

The Spa & Shops at Amelia Island
Plantation will host a Halloween Carnival
from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31 featuring hayrides, car-
nival games, candy, food, costumes and
more. For information call 491-4646.

SBark Avenue Pet Boutique's annual
Halloween Pet Parade and Costume
Contest will be held Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the
store located in the Spa & Shops at Amelia
Island Plantation. Registration is $10 per dog.
Proceeds go to Project C.H.A.N.C.E., which
pairs service dogs with children with autism.
Prizes will be awarded. Call Bark Avenue to
register at 261-2275. Pet adoptions by
Rescuing Animals In Nassau will be held at
the store from noon-3 p.m. that day. There
will be complimentary beverages from noon
to 5 p.m.

North 14th Street Baptist Church, 519
North 14th St., is having a Fall Festival on
Nov. 1 from 2-4 p.m. and the community is
invited. Games, prizes, live music, a jump
house and treats will be provided. Bring the
entire family for a fun time. Call the church
office at 261-0422.

Street. Barbecue ribs with
baked beans, coleslaw, bread,
and pickles will be available
for $10 at the Log Cabin start-
ing at 11 a.m.
For information or to partic-
ipate contact Cathy Dopson at
261-8473 or e-mail

The 9th Annual History
of the American Soldier
Nov. 8, the annual after-hours
Veterans Day program at Fort
Clinch State Park, includes a
living timeline of men and
women portraying soldiers
from each major military con-
flict in United States history.
Admission is free with a
canned food donation for
each person attending. Call

University of North Florida
history professor Denise
Bossy will give a presentation,
"The Path to Florida: Indian
Slavery and the Fight for
the Florida Borderlands" at
2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Kingsley
Plantation. This talk examines
the pivotal role of Indian
enslavement from the begin-
ning of English occupation in
the colonial southeast through
their destruction of the major
Yamasee Indian communities.
This event is free and open to
the public in honor of Native
American Heritage Month.
Call (904) 251-3537.

The Amelia Arts
Academy's Sunday
Musicale series lets partici-
pants enjoy intimate perform-
ances in some of the area's
most beautiful homes.
Christopher Tam, 11-
year-old prodigy, and his
equally talented sister,
Tammie, will perform for the
second of five concerts on
Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. at the home

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of Gayle and Bill Gower at the
Amelia Island Plantation/
Single concert tickets are
$40, including refreshments.
Tickets are available at Front
& Centre, Eileen's Art and
Antiques and The Landings
on Amelia River. Call 277-

Nassau Health Foods will
host raw foods author and
chef Paul Nison at 7 p.m.
Nov. 10. Nison has authored
five books on raw foods and
has been eating a raw food
diet since he was diagnosed
with ulcerative colitis many
years ago. Today he is 100
percent cured of his "incur-
able" disease. He will discuss
how to successfully eat a raw
diet, slow the aging process,
have more energy and trans-
form your life with a raw and
living foods diet. The cost is
$10 in advance and $15 at the
door. For information or to
reserve seating call 277-3158.

The Fernandina Beach
High School wrestling team
will hold a Chili Cook-off
fundraiser at 6 p.m. Nov. 14
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Enter your
chili in the cook-off no entry
fee required. For information
and details call Katrina at 261-
4512 or Tracy at 277-2359. :

The Terpsichorean
Dance Club's next dance will
be held Nov. 15 at St. Peter's
Parish Hall, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
from 7:30-11:30 p.m. The
theme will be "Proud to be an
American." Hors d'oeuvres
will be served. RSVP to
Sherry at 261-3507. Guest fee
is $35 per couple. Ghost
Radio will provide the music,
BYOB and set-ups provided.

The Amelia Island
Chapter of the DAR will meet
Nov. 15 at the Golf Club of
Amelia starting at 10:30 a.m.
Jeanne H. Basso will speak
on the DAR Chapters in
Europe, Canada, the Far East
and other locations through-

ALL Continued from 1B

operate, devises a plan to get
S Chad's attention by becom-
ing his sidekick, "Ed." Only
M material Dennis knows her secret,
and pretty soon, everything
S* A is "all shook up" and the town
is turned upside down.
n Jim, who has cast aside
nte t, his mechanic's overalls for a
Black leather jacket and blue
suede shoes, seeks romantic
advice from Chad; Dean and
Lorraine hide out at the old
a fairgrounds to keep their
SCforbidden love" from prying
al Ne s provide Chad begins to fall for Ed,
Selling him, "Ed, you know
S* what, you really do have pret-
S ty eyes"; and Miss Sandra is
struck by cupid's bow and
professes her love for Ed,
S"- *- * 0 urging him to "throw me on
S* *the ground and start me like
S a Chevy."
By now Mayor Matilda
S. has a full-blown cultural war
on her hands most every-
body has converted to blue
suede shoes and warns the

out the world. It will be a
luncheon. Prospective mem-
bers interested in attending
should contact Vicki at 321-
0828 to make reservations.
0 .
The Greater Nassau
County Chamber of
Commerce announces the
Callahan Christmas Parade
will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 6.
In conjunction with the
parade, the chamber is spon-
soring an Arts and Crafts
Show in the Southeastem
Bank parking lot. The dead-
line to enter the parade and
craft show is Nov. 15.
Cost to participate is $50
for the parade, $35 for the
craft show and $25 for the
decorating contest. Call (904)

On Nov. 20, The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island will
celebrate the arrival of the
2008 Beaujolais Nouveau
with a lavish fete in the ball-
room. Enjoy art, wine and
abundant hors d'oeuvres in a
French bistro setting. Call

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
meet at the Femandina Beach
Golf Club at 11:30 a.m. Nov.
20. The speaker will be ,
Randall S. Bohman, assis-
tant special agent in charge,
Jacksonville District Office
Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion (DEA). All men are invit-
ed. Tickets are $15 in advan-
ce and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob Keane
at 277-4590.

Booths. are now for sale
for the first Women in
Nassau Helping Women in
Need Shopping Palooza
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28 at
St Peter's Episcopal Church,
Eighth Street and Atlantic
Avenue. Some businesses
are donating a portion of their
sales to WIN WIN, the
fundraising arm of Gerri's
Comer cancer resource cen-
ter, although it is not required.
To reserve a space contact
Connie at (904) 759-0745 or
e-mail connie@winwinnas Visit winwinnas

Enjoy "Trivia with
Maggie" on Wednesday
evenings at the Crab Trap in
downtown Femandina Beach.
Enjoy a special trivia menu,
drink, win prizes and listen to
'music while you improve your
memory. The event is free.


Intercoastal Wine
Company will present The
Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
Jazz Party and Birthday
Bash Weekend featuring
Bonnie Eisele and special
guests on Nov. 7 and 8 from
8-11 p.m. and Nov. 9 from 7-
10 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and avail-
able at Intercoastal Wine
Company, 10 N. Second St.
321-1300; the UPS Store in
the Island Walk Shopping
Center, 277-0820; or at the
door if not sold out.

The original Drifters will
perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20
at the big white tent next to
the Verandah Restaurant on
First Coast Highway between
American Beach and the
Shops at Amelia Island
Wear your dancing shoes
and come hear old favorites at
this benefit concert and
dance to raise funds for the
Barnabas Center, Inc. and
America's Youth, Inc.
General admission tickets
are $30. Cabaret seating with
extras tickets are $75 or six
for $400. Purchase tickets at
New to You, 930 South 14th.
St., or online at bamabas

citizens, "He may look like an
angel ... he's the devil in dis-
guise!" She asks for a "pious
posse" to finally throw the
roustabout Chad behind
Underscoring the action is
a soundtrack of 24 Elvis clas-
sics that propel the storyline,
including "Jailhouse Rock,"
"Heartbreak Hotel," "It's
Now or Never," "Fools Fall in
Love," "All Shook Up," "Can't
Help Fallin' in Love" and,
most memorably, "There's
Always Me" by Sylvia, played
by Shirley Tripp in her
Alhambra debut. It's a rare
tender moment in an other-
wise non-stop send-up about
love, life, embracing change
and following your dreams.
What happens when
Sylvia finally gets through to
Jim, the sheriff confronts
Mayor Matilda, Miss Sandra
finds out who is really behind
the love sonnet Ed delivered
and "Ed" reveals her true
identity to Chad? You'll have
to buy a ticket to find out.
sperry@fbnewsleader com




101 Card of Thanks
102 Lost & Found
103 In Memoriam,
104 Personals
105 Public Notice
106 Happy Card
107 Special Occasion
108 Gift Shops
201 Help Wanted
202 Sales-Business
203 Hotel/Restaurant

Work Wanted
Live-in Help
Child Care
Business Opportunity
Schools & Instruction
r.lortgage BougJht 'Told
Sr,.ck. t. Bondrjs

403 Finar,.:ial-"Hmc,rrPropert;
404 i.1or,re TO Loan
501 Eauipm.ent
502 Li .'et.ick & SupplieS
5013 Pets SuppirEs 1
504 Ser ,.ces
6o1 Garage Sales
,:02 Articies rc.r Sale
603 rliSCellaneouS
604 BiCyclis
605 Comrnputerd-Supplies

Photo Equipment & Sales
Air C.or,1it,oners.He3aters
Home FurnasningS
Muiscat Ins[rumenrit
ewelr,, Watches
Building r .laerais
Storage, Warehouses
Machine r,-Tr.oc.s Equip

Business Equipment
Garden/Lawn Equipment
S, ao Trade
Wanted to Bu.,
Free Items
Boats Trailers
Boat SupDO ie ''D.:':,l.Iae
Sporte Ecquipment Sales
Recreauon vehicles
Computers Supplie.

Wanted to Buy or Rent
Mobile Homes
Mobile Home Lots
Amel.a island Homes
E aches
Condominimu -
Off ii-land Yule
Farrrs &i Acreage
Pr.perr, E\change

813 Investment Property
81-4 West Nassau County
815 Kingsland/St. Marys
816 Camden County
817 Other Areas
851 Roommate Wanted
852 M.lobile Homes
853 fMloDile Home Lots
854 Room
855 Apartments-Furnished
856 Aparrments-Unfurn.
857 Condos-Furnished

Vacation Rentals
Bed & Breakfast


102 Lost & Found
LOST RING Sentimental ruby &
diamond ring lost Sat. 10/4 at recent
triathlon in or around Wolf Park.
Reward offered. (352)271-6256
LOST A PET? Call Nassau County
Animal Services (904)491-7440, (904)
491-7441, (904)491-7442, (904)491-
7444. 86078 License Rd., Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034 (across from DMV).
Lost Yorkshire Terrier 2 yrs, fem.,
spayed, blonde/silver/black, 4 Ibs, flop-
py ears, no collar. "Gypsy" lost Good-
bread Rd., near Hwy 17/Pages Dairy,
Yulee. Pis call Christy (904)755-1630.
LOST RING White gold sapphire
square cut ring given to by children for
Mother's Day. Sentimental value.
Reward. Please call 415-2865.

104 Personals

PREGNANT? Considering Adoption?
A married couple, large extended
family, seeks to adopt. Financially
secure. Expenses paid. Call Karen &
Kevin (ask for Michelle/Adam). (800)
790-5260, FL Bar# 0150789. ANF

105 Public Notice

BRENDA'S BACK! Your former,
dependable pet sitter has returned just
in time for the holidays! So make your
travel plans, then give me a call!

All Real Estate advertised herein
is subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, 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 discrimination.
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 bearing- impaired 1(800,)927,,
9 27 ,. ,. ,, .. ,, ,

201 Help Wanted
for condo development, The Cottages
at Stoney Creek. RE license required.
Salary plus bonus plan. Benefits. Fax
resume to 904-880-7718 or e-mail
resume to
EOE Drug-free Workplace.
DRIVER Company Drivers CDL-A.
Earn up to 46cpm. Exc. training for
students w/CDL. No forced Northeast.
Avg 2500-2800 miles/wk. (877)740-
6262. ANF
Family Support Services of North
Florida, Inc. is seeking a Human
Resource Manager. A Master's or
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources
required. Minimum of five years of HR
Management experience in public or
private sector, and PHR certification.
Please send cover letter and resume to
Equal Opportunity Employer.
enced. Dependable,'tools, transp. Work
statewide. Salary based on experience.
Drug tested. (561)414-5337
Physical Therapy
Heartland Rehabilitation -
Amelia Island
Build THEIR strength and
YOUR career.
We are seeking a full time
Physical Therapist
to work along with an
orthopedic surgeon in our
Amelia Island location!
Experience in Sports Medicine
is preferred.

As an employee of Heartland
Rehabilitation you will receive excellent
benefits, growth opportunities,' and
more! join us to see how our focus on
your success makes our outpatient
division such an incredible place to
Please contact us today or forward
your resume: Courtney Jenkins -
Associate Recruiter P 1-866-427-
2004 x533 F 1-877-479-2652. Email:
Apply online at www.hcr-manorcare.
com.. EEO/Drug Free Employer
People. Strength.

A PHAT JOB! Now hiring 18-24
sharp enthusiastic motivated guys &
girls to travel USA representing 150+
leading publications. 2 wks pd training,
transA., providpd./,Retyrp. .trip guarpp-
teed. Tina or Jim (800)642-6147. ANF
DRIVERS Act now. Sign-on bonus.
35-41cpm. Earn over $1000/wk.
Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A & 3
mos OTR. (877)258-8782. ANF -

Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical 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 FTC.
ATTENTION!! 11 people wanted to
get paid to lose weight. Free samples.
Limited time offer. (888)764-4476,
searching for the next top hair design-
ers & massage therapists. Please call
for a confidential interview. (904)277-
2767. Located at 1853 S. 8th St.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 Post Office
jobs. $18-$20/hr. No experience. Paid
training. Fed. benefits. Vacations. Call
(800)910-9941 today! Ref#FL08. ANF
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
No Truck Driver Experience No
Problem. Wil-Trans Trucking will teach
you how to drive. Company sponsored
CDL training. Be OTR in 3 weeks. '(888)
368-1205. Must be 23. ANF
8:45am-12:45pm. Call 261-1161 or
RECORDS POSITION for busy fam-
ily medicine office. Must have good
work ethic & able to multi-task. Exp-
erience helpful, but willingness to work
hard is more important. 8:30-5:30
weekdays. Fax resume to 277-8872.

Minimum 25 years old. Clean driving
record. Call VIP Taxi, (904)225-8888.
DRIVER Don't just start your career,
start it out right! Company sponsored
CDL training in 3 wks. Must be 21 Have
CDL? Tuition reimbursement. CRST.
(866)917-2778. ANF

POSTAL JOBS $17.89-$28.27/hr,
Now hiring. Paid training is provided.
For application and free Gov't job info.,
call American Assoc of Labor (913)599-
8226, 24 hrs., emp. serv.

Maintenance Person Position
Skills, tools & exp in landscaping, dry
wall,' painting, carpentry, minor
electrical, plumbing and painting req.
References, PT. $8.00/hr. Call (904)
430-0244 for interview.
Fernandina area. $9.50/$11.50
Call (904)399-1813
,.. ..;,pT/FT Sales .
Hibbett Sports is opening soon in
Yule.' 'Send'reSr fones'ATTN:'DM, 3699
S. Orlando Drive, Sanford, FL 32773 or
e-mail to
Hibbett Sports conducts drug testing.

HOME REPAIRS All types of home
repair & improvements. Dependable
service. Licensed, bonded, & insured.
Call Mark Bullington at (904)277-8780.
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
Sr. Human Resource Executive
Retired HR Executive seeks PT or temp
assignment. 35 yrs of exp. in private &
public sectors. Emphasis on employee
benefits & employee relations issues.
No assignment too small. Hourly rate.
Resume & ref's avail. For ,more
information please call (904)491-8278.
Cool weather is here. Is your fireplace
& chimney clean & safe? Lighthouse
Chimney Sweeps (904)261-8163.
Residential/commercial cleaning. 10
years experience. Call today for your
'free estimate. Call (904)710-6896.
HOME ORGANIZER will organize
storage areas inside or out. Will take
unwanted items to Goodwill for your
tax deductions. Call (678)451-0742.
variety of maint./repair. & installations
work on resid./comm'l prop. Exp'd
equip. op. Can travel. (904)261-5261
erience. 'Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.

S 205 Live-In Help
CHRISTIAN CNA will take care of
your loved one by the hour or assisted
living in my home. God bless. (904)

S 206 Child Care
MOTHER OF ONE looking to watch
your child in my home full time. Age 2
& up. Call Jamie at (904)557-5682.
DAY CARE in my home or yours, in
Fernandina area. Monday-Friday. Hours
are flexible. References upon request.
Call (904)261-3787.
area. Also before & after school care.
Snacks included! References upon
request! Mrs. Lisa, 225-8202.
Aid & VSA Art teaching background
seeks child care position either FT or
PT. I have references- and a college
degree. I can also pet sit and do light
housework. (904)849-7098

207 Business
C,.OSMETOL9GIST ,- f)e,d q change?
Be your ownh 6s @'Bel)a Capelli. Busy
hair salon with overflow. Booth lease
includes assistant. Contact Gina or
Maria at 261-6966.

207 Business

Generate Extra Income In as little
as 48 hrs. Up to $3500/wk or more. No
selling. No MLM. Call (800)659-7781 or
$1000 A DAY POSSIBLE returning
phone calls. No selling, not MLM. (800)
479-8033 ANF
earn $800 in a day? 30 local machines
& candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
BO02000033. Call us: We will not be
undersoldl ANF

301 Schools &
Learn To Operate A Crane Or
Bulldozer Heavy equip't training.
Nat'l cert. Financial & placement
assistance. Georgia School of Constr-
uction. www., use code
"FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763. ANF
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (866)858-
2121, ANF
high paying Aviation Maintenance Car-
eer. FAA approved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job placement-
assistance. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (888)349-5387. ANF
NEW Dance Classes
with Gus
Bean School of Dance
Fernandina Beach
Monday 11/03/08 8pm
Thursday 11/06/08 8pm
Private hours by appointment.
Phone 912-541-4022
BEEN OUT OF A JOB? Been out of
luck? We can help. 3 weeks CDL
training. Company sponsorships. Exp'd
driver? Free placement assistance. Call
(877)603-6565. ANF
Post Office Now Hiring Avg pay
$20/hr or $57K/yr including Federal
Benefits & OT. Placed by adSource, not
affiliated'w/USPS who hires. Call (866)
713-4492. ANF

502 Livestock
,S,upp.p es ....
HOkt3'"BOARDClIG -F8irzs61-selce
facility. Daily turnout, riding arena, 20
acres of trails, 12x12 stalls in fully
enclosed barn. Great location. Call


I 601 Garage Sales I
Fri. 10/24 & Sat. 10/25, 8am-3pm.
Ocean Reach off Will Hardee near
SImmons. Everything available.
10/25, 8am-? 259 Palmetto Trail in
Otter Run. Clothing, furniture, toys,
books, small appliances.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/25, 7am-?
86398 Worthington Dr., Yulee (Page
Hill). Something for everybody. Cust-
om fishing rods, reels, lures. Matching
coffee & end tables, & lots more!
Fri. & Sat., 8am-? 875 Fountain Dr.
Lots of everything. (904)234-8986
10/24 & 10/25 8am-4pm. Pirates
Bluff Rd. off of Blackrock Rd.
Collectibles, home decor, dishes,
furniture, lots of stuff. Come browse.
10/25, 8-2.' 2862 Mantanzas Ave. (so.
of The Surf). Household goods, furn.,
rugs, clothes, curtains & rods, dishes,
Ford Taurus, antique bathtub &
washstand, & numerous small items.
BIG YARD SALE Something for
everyone! AlA to Miner Rd., approx. 3
miles to right on Kirkland, 2nd brick
home on right. Sat. 10/25, 7am-?
11/1, 8am-2pm. Spaces for rent, $15.
Food & bake sales sold by the Yulee
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601 Garage Sales

Decorations, baked goods, gifts,
raffles. Lunch offered on Saturday. Fri.
10/31, 10am-3pm & Sat. 11/1, 9am-
2pm. First Presbyterian Church, 9'
North 6th St., Fernandina Beach.
YARD SALE Fri. 10/24 & Sat. 10/25,
8am-12pm. 5013 Anthony St., Amelia
City. Antique bottles, crock containers,
paintings, fishing, spoon collection,
vases, old tools, etc.
ESTATE SALE at 1521 Franklin. Fri.
10/24 and Sat. 10/25 from 9am-4pm,
rain or shine. Bassett king size bed set,
Broyhill coffee table, full size bed,
Bassett love seat and 2 wing back
chairs, sleeper sofa, deacon's bench,
drop leaf dining table with 6 ladder
back chairs, buffet, corner shelf, drop
leaf table, computer desk, office chair,
3 chest of drawers, fireplace pokers, 70
pcs of Mikasa Garden Harvest china, 60
pcs of Paul Revere flatware, Farberware
55 cup coffee percolator, Belgian waffle
maker, Fenton cake plate, 24 pcs Royal
Ruby, candlewick, England collector
plates, Villeroy and Boch highball
glasses, Bridgewater tea pot and egg
cups, pewter Viking open salt with
spoon, washer and dryer, refrigerator,
brown outdoor wicker chairs, many
cookbooks, men's Huffy -Hawthorne
bicycle, collectibles, kitchen items,
Pyrex, French Corning, utensils, towels,
sheets, linens, tools, Christmas tree &
holiday decorations, television, rugs
and much more. Cash only. All items
subject to prior sale. To receive link to
many photos, send email to
Sale being done by Mary A. Pihblad
DBA Finders Keepers.

85912 HADDOCK RD. Fri. & Sat.,
9am-? Gas dryer, range hood, clothes,
household items. (904)504-7674

601 Garage Sales
NORTH 14TH ST. Past bridge & boat
ramp. Follow signs. 8am-2pm, Fri.
10/24 & Sat. 10/25. Lots of good stuff.
Rain cancels.
GARAGE SALE Moving. 96023 Coral
Reef Rd., Heron Isles. Sat. 10/25,
4-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. 10/25,
9am-2pm. 23964 Crescent Parke Ct.
Furniture, toys (Lego sets, rescue
heroes), glassware, sewing machine,
dive gear, adult &' children clothes,
much, much more.
WEST 1-95 off AIA, Wildwood Rd.
Follow signs. Books 254, boy clothes 7-
8, rod & reels, Browning Compound,
misc. Sat. 10/24, 8am
MOVING SALE Legacy pogi table,
imported wooden king bed frame, Sony
big screen TV, wooden trundle bed,
jewelry, art, electronics, antique oak
'mantle coat rack, etc. (904)415-0769
10/23, 10/24 ,& 10/25, 8am-Spm.
Depression, carnival, misc. glass,
china, vintage jewelry, primitives, &
more. INSIDE, rain or shine. Harts Rd.
W. to 86204 Hayley PI. (904)225-5559
GARAGE SALE Downsizing Great
stuff. No room. 308 Simmons Rd. (off
Amelia Pkwy). Fri. 10/24 & Sat..20/25,
8am-4pm. (904)491-4951
9am-3pm. Furniture, glassware,
records, windows, much more.

FRI. 10/24 & SAT. 10/25 9am-
*2pm. 87086 Branch Creek Dr.,
Creekside Subd. (down Chester Rd.,
left on Roses Bluff). Dresser, clothes,
household goods.
YARD SALE Sat. 10/25, 8am-12pm.
503 S. 16th St. Kid's toys, kid's
movies, TV, kitchen utensils, odds &

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_. 601 Garage Sales I

LAST CHANCE! Vintage windows with
glass (28" X 30") $10/ea; Golf clubs
$25; Left-handed clubs $25; F & Q
comforters/pillows $25 set; K frame
$30; Designer valance $25. 261-9390
Fernandina's Relay for Life and The
American Cancer Society. Sat. 10/25,
8am-12pm. New Life Baptist Church
corner of AlA and Blackrock Road.
YARD SALE 893 Diane Dr. 8am-4pm.
TVs, washer, dryer, baby items. Sat.
Way (off Blackrock Rd.). Sat. 10/25,
9am-2pm. Small appliances, dorm size
microwave, 15" TV, portable sewing
machine, exercise equip., sewing
supplies, kitchen supplies, child's
walker, Christmas, books, crafts, toys,
jewelry, VHS tapes, recliner & ottoman,
on & on & on. Rain cancels to next
weekend. No early birds please.
FRI. & SAT. 8am-4pm. Furniture,.
tools, clothes, dollar -bags you fill.
Follow yellow signs. 85462 Avant Rd.,
Yulee. (904)225-8478
YARD SALE to benefits Habitat for
Humanity Global Village trip. Sat.
10/25, 7am-? Various household
items, computer software/hardware,
kid's stuff. 996 Ocean Overlook Dr.
(Ocean Sound Subd.)

602 Articles for SaleI
GUN SHOW Sat. fl/1, 9-5 & Sun.
11/2, 9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800
St.. Johns Bluff Rd., Jax. North Florida
Arms Collectors, (904)461-0273..
CYCLE-TRAILER 7X16 V-Nose, with
rear ramp, side door, roof vent, electric
brakes, dual axle. $3,900/OBO. (904)
261-7168, leave message.
Trees, decorations, gifts. Purple Dove
Resale.Center, 1002 S. 14th St. Mon-
Sat., 10am-6pm. (904)261-5227
BUY-SELL-TRADE! Chain saws, lawn
mowers, weed eater. Also, lawn mower
repair. Call (904)225-8999.

603 Miscellaneous 802 Mobile Homes I1[

Feeling Anxious About The Future?
- Buy & read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard. Price $20. Order now. Free
shipping. or
call (813)872-0722. ANF
Donate Your Vehicle Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info Free towing,
fov deductible, non-runners accepted.
(888)468-5964. ANF

610 Air Conditioners

HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warranty.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)

1612 Musical Instruments
SET White, 12, 14,, 18, 20 inch
Zildjian cymbals, high hat, telescopic
stands, throne, $550. Ron (904)261-
8965, (904)583-931.6.

1704 Recreation Vehiclel

i I AMELIA PARK Arts & Crafts style
2005 3AYCO SPORT 165 18 ft., cottage. Granite countertops, LR & den
pristine condition. $7,500, (912)729 HW floors, 2BR/2BA, screened porch, 1
4004, cell (912)266-1570 car garage. $299,900. (703)932-5032,

802 Mobile Homes

READY TO MOVE IN Jax, Hilliard,
Callahan and more! (904)225-9393
STOP PAYING RENT Best time to-
buy is now! New homes, low down
payments. (904)225-9393
1200sf, 1/2 acre, as is. $79,500.
Nassauville, close to water access.
(904)759-1487, Ralph, FL Outdoor

Priced to se

* Partial ocean view.
* Zoned R-3 allows
for weekly rentals

805 Beaches
Visit for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled
porches, hot tub. $359,900. (904)556-

806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.

Nassau River View
13 acres, gated plantation
home w/ pond. Room for
. 2 more homes. Excellent
Family compound.

* 3 units Lot size 75 x 148
* Corner lot Owner finance or
joint venture.

806 Waterfront I

EASY FINANCING Best programs,
best homes. 1000 gas card! We can
help! 904-225-9393
3BR/2BA DW 1680sf. New tile baths
& kitchen. New hardwood floors & car-
pet. F/P, screened porch, deck, corner
lot Nassauville. $110,000. 583-0095
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME within city
limits of Hilliard. 5 city lots, fenced in.
$45,000/OBO. (904)583-2009
BLOW OUT SALE All model homes
must go! Best prices anywhere w/1000
gas card. (904)225-9393
SKYLINE on 1 acre. $165,000. Over
2000 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, decking and
nice pool. Landscaped yard, concrete
driveway and sprinkler system.
Recently appraised at $165,000. This
home has been lovingly'cared for. Call
Brandi Hollerich @ Watson Realty

1804 Amelia Island Homes
District, 515 Fir St. Newly remodeled.
Fenced in yard. Loaded with bamboo,
granite, all new stainless steel
appliances. A must see! Call for
appointment (904)321-1968 or (904)

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1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4 Amelia Island, FL

(904) 277-9700

TrmmaH l Property Management 904-277-0907 pa smit
Realtor" Broker'

4BR/1.5BA block home on OCEAN FRONT 5/S Gorgeous, totally COUNTRY LIVING almost ON ISLAND 3/2, large
island, North 14th, needs TLC. renovatefulyrniishedbeach home .12 acres w/ 3/2 doublewide fenced, yard. $155,000
$5,000 upgrade allowance. room in the the house. Must see 2x6 frame. $269,000 MLS# 47004
$199,000 MLS# 47266 1,900,000 MLS# 45754 MLS# 46480

463313 SR 200 2/1 Block home w/fenced yard.
205 S. 9th Street 3/1, Neat small home $800/mo. $650 /mo.
212 S. 12th Street 2/1, fenced in yard 85399 Brooke St. Well-maintained, nice 3/2 on an
Nice little home. Avail. Oct 1 $700/mo acre $850/mo.
806 S. 9th Street 3/1, Older home, near down- 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 with 1/1 on the water.
town $875/mo. Boat slip, 3 car garage, large deck, dock gated.
806 Adams Road 3/2 with large yard. $975/mo. $1,750/mo. Avail. Nov.
535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $800/mo. plus $30 water- COMMERCIAL
Avail Now. 1939 S. 8TH Street 4 Office unit available, NOW
$400/mo each +tax. Located directly'across from
Burger King.

BY OWNER Deep water private,
secluded, gated community on Altamha
River near Jesup. One acre plus
$60,000. 100x150 $49,900. All build-
able on medium to high bluffs. Water,
electric, & private boat ramp. Excellent
hunting & fishing. Beautiful & pristine.
Tom Schuh (912)279-0232.

1 807 Condominiums
3BR/2.5BA Fernandina Townhouse For
Sale or Rent to Own. $198,000 or
$1000/mo. Large condo with upgrades.
All appliances. You win on this one! Call
631-873-9895 or 516-721-0044.
BY OWNER Completely renovated 2
story club villa on Amelia Island
Plantation. 2 master bedrooms each w/
full bath, & 1/2 bath down. $409,900.
By appointment, (904)491-5906.
for qualified' buyers! The Cottages at
Stoney Creek Gated community
w/pool & cabana, 1 & 2 story condos,
attached 1-car garage. Starting frpm
$154,900. Call (904)491-5971 for
additional information.

808 Off Island/Yulee
Over 200,000 properties nationwide.
Low down payment. Call now (800)
817-5434. ANF

809 Lots

LARGE LOT near Kingsley Plantation
& Big Talbot area. Borders state park.
Reduced for quick sale. $149,000.
100x100, northwest corner Date & 9th.
Cleared. $87,500. (904)261-9763

817 Other Areas
Bank Ordered Land Auction, 2000.+
properties. Land in 29 states. No
reserves. Multiple lot packs. Min*bids at
$100. Bid online at: LandAuctionBid.
com/2. ANF

$69,900. Dockable deep water. Nicely
wooded, gorgeous open field &
$ockable lakefront. Prime location -
minutes from Interstate. Close to
Tuscaloosa. Exc. financing. Call (800)
564-5092 ext 1350. ANF
VIRGINIA MTNS. Log cabin shell on
2 private acres near very wide trout
stream in the Galax area & New River
State Park $139,500. Owner (866)789-
8535. ANF
sacrifice! Drop dead gorgeous marsh-
front. My neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the bank repos.,
My six-figure loss is your gain.
$229,900. Call (888)306-4734. ANF

8th St RetaillOHice
1,615 st @ $1,750/mo
Yulee US 17(A1A
1,200 s- -' $750/mo
Tyler Plaza Yulee, Retail/Office
1.275-4,455 sf from $18 psf

Breakaway Cale near downtown
Lease @ $1,800 or Buy@ 325k
High Visibility Stand alone
Bldg. 7,468 sf. 8th St. $10/PSF

Smoothie Franchise for Sale
Easy to operate turnkey 185K
Sw/some seller finance

Development Opp W/H, Office
Bar & Aptmt complex for Sale
Zoned I-WAdjacentto port.



Saturday Oct. 25th 1 till 4 pm


2835 S. Fletcher Ave 2BR/2BA $499,000

1717 Geddes Lane Amelia Park 3BR/2.5BA $575,000

Amelia Park Homes Tour Sat. & Sun. 1 till 4PM


97046 Katfish Ln. Pirates Woods -.3BR/2,5 $320,000



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817 Other Areas
2 acre homesites, wood, views. Start-
ing at $59,900. TN River & Nick-a-Jack
view tracts now available. Retirement
guide rates this area #2 in US places
to retire. Low cost of living, no impact
fee. (330)699-2741 or (866)550-5263.
Ask about mini vacation. ANF
HOME AUCTION Venice, FL. 18+
homes must be sold. Up to 3BR/3BA,
starting bid as low as $99K. Prey
valued up to $482K. Low down/E-Z
finance. Free brochure (800)617-0112. REDC. ANF

851 Roommate WantedI

clean 3BR/2BA house close to beach.
$500/mo. + $250 security deposit
includes utilities and wireless DSL.

852 Mobile Homes
HOMES AVAIL. All CH&A. 85549
Blackmon Rd., nice DW on quiet lot,
$800/mo. + dep. 95035 Tori Trail,
spacious home with upgrades. Super
Nice at $900/mo. + dep. 95149 Tori
Trail, ceramic tile flooring & a
fireplace, $800/mo. + dep. 95230
Tori Trail, singlewide, nice quiet lot.
Call Sara at (904)753-3268.

EXTRA CLEAN 2BR/1BA, Yulee area.
$600/mo. + dep. (904)225-4815 or
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
2BR/2BA Private lot. $700/mo. +
$400 security deposit. Includes
utilities. (904)753-1691
4BR/2BA DWMII Nassauville, 1 acre
fenced. No smoking. Service animals
only. $900/mo. + $900 sec. dep. Call
Kate (904)491-0112.
Blackmon Rd., Yulee. 3BR/2BA. Pets
OK. Rent $750/mo. Call Sandy (904)

852 Mobile Homes
rent. Furnished & unfurnished, $525-
$750/mo. Units available in Hilliard &
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.
3BR/2BA DW TRAILER Nassauville,
Lonnie Crews Rd. Service animals only
inside. Outside pets.OK. $800/mo. +
dep. 277-3710 or 866-7880

855 Apartments

south end of island. Very clean & quiet.
5 mins to beach. Water, sewage, trash
included. $1000/mo. + dep. Available
now. (814)937-2565
2BR/1BA Furnished Oceanfront
Duplex for rent at 830 N Fletcher.
Each floor has Master bedroom & living
room that opens onto a covered
oceanfront deck. Each unit has CH&A
and washer/dryer. Rent is $1075
upstairs & $1000 downstairs with $700
deposit. $100 off 2nd months rent with
minimum 6 month lease. All utilities
included. No smoking. Service animals
only. Good credit & references
required. Please call 277-3317 or email
1BR/1BA, quiet, serene. No smoking.
All utilities included. $600/mo. (904)
1BR/1BA + screened porch. Upstairs
unit. All utilities included. No smoking.
$900/mo. (904)415-6563
At The Beach Sm effic $145/wk inc
utils. Remodeled SWMH's in park. 2 &
3BR's starting'$150/wk or $600/mo +
dep's. Utils & furn avail. 261-5034

856 Apartments

area, ocean view, large deck. 12 mo.
lease. $900/mo. + utilities. Call (847)
2840A 1ST AVE. 2BR/1BA, excellent
condition, garage, W/D hookups, 1100
sq. ft., 1st floor. $825/mo. (904)261-
Fletcher, downstairs, 2BR/1BA, CH&A,
public beach access. 1 year lease.
$850/mo. + utilities. (904)753-0807.
SMALL 1BR at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
$650/mo. (904)335-1665

*Hjz"d,)f Visit Jacksonville and oruise out on Carnival Cruise U1nem.
WhcK Se oidn BaO Book gour cruise out of Jacksonville and make more of your
1.W!ocko-:i.0..r.. trip. Here Uoull be able to spend your pre-crutse dags dining at
exquisite restaurants, expicring the Zoo and Gardens or strotlng through one of our distinctive
museums. With so much to do here, you're sure to love the land as much as the sea.

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856 Apartments

2BR/1BA Unfurnished Beachside
Duplex for rent at 832 N Fletcher--
less than 200 feet to the beach. Living
rooms open on to covered oceanview
decks. Completely remodeled through-
out with new paint, flooring &
appliances. Each unit has CH&A &
washer/dryer. Rent is $975 upstairs &
$900 downstairs with 6 month lease &
$700 deposit--- $100.00 off 2nd
months rent with minimum 6 month
lease---All utilities included except
telephone. Service animals only. No
smoking. Good credit & references
required. Call 277-3317 or email
2BR/1BA OCEANVIEW Downstairs
of duplex. South Fletcher location.
Washer/dryer included. Wood & carpet-
ed floors. Deposit & lease required.
$800/mo. Call (904)261-7228 or (904)
1BR APT. N. Fletcher. $750/mo. +
security, incl. water/sewer/garbage,
W/D. No smoking. Close to beach.
(904)491-1573 or (904)753-1278
duplex. 2BR/1BA,. A/C, hardwood
floors, ceiling fans. $950/mo. Available
10/1. (904)277-7622
NORTH END 2BR/1.5BA upstairs
oceanview apt., backs to Ft. Clinch
Park. Front/rear decks. 1 blk to beach
access. $900/mo. (904)277-8129
amenities, gated, W/D hookup. $800/
mo. + deposit. (904)716,0579
2BA, newly renovated, close to beach.
2509A First Ave. $800/mo. + utilities.
(904)261-6230 or cell 415-0423


Real Estate, Inc.

*Office/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Centre St.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg. 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo +' tax +
DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. End cap unit w/great visibility.
and access $2,150/mo includes CAM,
tax, water, sewer, garbage.
(2)Amelia Park Office Suites 900
s.f.+/- Fronting 14th Street $1,
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. 576 s.f. +/- beside the Travel
Agency $1.158/mo includes all other
fees/costs except utilities. One mo.
FREE rent w/signed lease.
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo. + util & tax
Corner of Centre and 4th St. High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 _HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf


856 Apartments

- 1 block from beach. Ceramic tile
flooring in living room & kitchen. 2473
A 1st Ave. $900/mo. + deposit. Call
Sara at (904)753-3268.

857 Condos-Furnished
1BR/1BA Fully furnished Amelia
Woods condominium. $850/mo. Call
Todd (770)789-2965 for details.

057 Condos-Furnished
2BR/2BA Fully furnished. $1100/
mo. Call (904)401-6612.
2/2 for $1150/mo. at Amelia Lakes.
1/1 for $600/mo. 1 blk from beach.
Garage $120/mo. Amelia Lakes.
Water/electric included. No smoking.
Call (229)392-6558 or (229)776-3380

2-car garage, pool, tennis. All
appliances including W/D. 12 mo.
lease, $1195/mo. + $1195 deposit.
Service animals only. No smoking.
Available now. Call (904)759-1105

856 Apartments

Amelia Lakes. Gated community w/I
full amenities. $750/mo. 261-3229
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA. $750/mo.
Ocean Island community living. Call
(904)710-1174 or (904)277-8365.

835 ELLEN ST. off Tarpon. 2BR/
1.5SBA T/H. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-


BestAddress in Fernandina Beach

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms

/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
/ Business Center
/ Gated Community

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Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26


3321 S. Fletcher Ave.* Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-3986

415-3809 Directions: Fletcher Avenue to jasmine, left on (877) Directions: Amelia Concourse to Amelia
Nature's Walk to Nature's Lane West. $199,999 223-1621 National, right on Buckeye. $225,000

Richard SATURDAY 1-4PM Tara SUNDAY 1-4PM
415-6096 Directions: One block South of Sadler Road. 41 5-3809 Directions: North Hampton via North Hampton Club

across from ocean. $635,000

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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND 966 Chad Street 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Airy floor
* 2513 Pirates Bay Drive 4BR/2BA Home is located close to plan. $1100
schools, beach, and shopping. Fenced in rear yard. $1300 1/2 off 2483-A First Ave. 2BR/2BA townhome central location. Only one
first months rent. block from beach. $850
* 16 N. 18th Street 4BR/2BA two cat garage, large deck with fenced Paradise Commons 2BR/2BA Like new home. Community ameni-
in yard. Includes lawn service. $1295 ties available. $925
* Mackinas Circle 4BR/3BA Immaculate home that includes a spa- 4750 Westwind Court (Colony) 2BR/2BA large two car garage.
cious Florida room, office or study & formal dining room. $1995 Unit includes fireplace, whirlpool tub, and jennaire grill in kitchen.
* 2424 Penbrook (Lakewood) 3BR/21A home located in popular Community pool and tennis courts. $900
Lakewood on the lake. The family room has a stone fireplace adjacent 404A Mizell (Amelia Woods) 2BR/2BA condo located one block
to large dining area. Screen pbrch and patio overlooks lake. $1100 & from beach. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service.
1/2 off first month's rent $900
* 1930 Highland Drive 3BR/2BA custom built home in great neigh- Barclay Place 4-C (Harrison Cove) 2BR/2BA This home is
horhood. Family room .with fireplace, open gourmet kitchen with located in a beautiful gated community only walking distance to the
wine cooler, granite counter top. $1600 beach, master bath includes walk-in shower and garden tub. $1595
* 1613 Canterbury Lane 4BR/2BA home has formal living and din- 95046 Springtime Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
ing room with additional family room. Includes lawn care. $1250 located in a gated community off AlA off of the Intercoastal water-
* 19 Marsh Bay Court 3B1R/2BA Beautiful home located in cul-de- way. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
sac, solid surface counter tops in kitchen and baths. Lovely lanai. 2700 Mizell 504-A 3BR/2BA enjoy summer days in the communi-
$1400 ty pool. Water, garage, sewer, lawn and pest control included. $1100
* 1401 Leon Street 3BR/1BA Very nice clean home on the island. 831-B Ocean Ave. 2BR/1.5BA Enjoy waking up to the sight and
Includes fenced-in backyard, wood flours, and skylight. $1050 sounds of the ocean in this great townhome located on the North end
of the beach. Also enjoy the views of the ocean from the living/dining
* 96398 Otter Run Dr. 3BR/2BA IHome has a fireplace in the living 95096 5-B Barclay Place 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated
room, Two car garage. $1295 community. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator in
* 86648 Cartesian Point 3BR/2BA great home isith rear fenced garage. $1625
yard, in wall network, and garage. Rent includes pest control. $1300 1829 Perimeter Park (Amelia Park) 2BR/2BA Minutes from his-
* 86016 Cherry Laurel Way (Hickory Village) :IBR/2BA this is a toric district and beach. $1400
lovely new home just off 1-95 lost to shoppiisgand dining. Formal liv- 4730 West Wind Court 2BR/2BA Great south end location. Large
ing and dining room area. Available November 1st. $1250 2 car garag. Fireplace in family room. Minutes from beach shopping
and golf course. $925
CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS Stoney Creek 3BR/2BA Home is fresh and new. Located in gated
* Amelia Park 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to the Y.M.C.A. and cen- community. $1100
trally located near shopping center s. $1800 FURNISHt5ED ON ISLAND
2999 1st Ave. B 3B/3.SA. 2 cat garage Ocean views. Screened 2483B First Ave. 2BR/2BA located only one block from beach,
porch & short walk to beach. $1695 fully furnished. $900
* 2840-A S. Fletcher downstairs 2BR/1BA. newls renovated with tall f $900
new appliances. Oceanfros. Gr /1 views ewl reovt. $1250 669 South Fletcher 3BR/2BA fully furnished, includes water,
'sewer, trash, lawn and pest control. $1400

$299,997 S. Natures Gate MLS# 43607 $1,500,000 So. 8th Street MLS# 43189 $425,000 S. Fletcher Lot 50'x100'
3BR/2BA Nice Corner Lot 1.3ac Out-Parcel Concurrency, Utilities Ready to build Plans Available 2700 s.f.
Brad Goble 261-6166 Nip Galphin 277-6597 Brad Goble 261-6166

$725,000 Fernandina Cay MLS# 43544 $1.495,000 S. Fletcher, Ocean Front MLS# 45255 $157,000 The Palms MLS# 45243
3BR/38A Great Ocean View On two butldable lots. Demo & Rental permits in place. 2BR/2BA Many Upgrades
Nip Galphin 277-6597 Brad Goble 261-6166 Brad Goble 261-6166

$189,900 MLS# 47177 $599,000 Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365 $172,000 1311 Broome- MLS# 47106
Like New 3BR/2BA in Nassau Lakes 4BR/3BA 2578sf In Seaside Subdivision 1375 s.f. Open Floor Plan
Brad Goble 261-6166 Nip Galphin 277-6597 Brad Goble 261-6166
Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Brad Goble 261-6166
Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
South 81h Street Commercial Lot $225,000 #43209 Nip Galphin 277-6597
Beach Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166


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shopping. 2 & 3BR's available.
Immediate move-in. Call The Palms at
Amelia (904)277-1983.
1-car garage, close to beach. $900/
mo. Call (229)942-0110 (days) or
"" (229)924-3780 (nights).
.AMELIA WOODS 2BR/2BA, water &
-garbage included. Pool & 1 blk to the
beach. Deposit. $950/mo. 6 mo lease
min. 415-0322
car garage, fireplace, pool, tennis.
Great island location! $950/mo. (904)
gated community with pool and fitness
center, stainless steel appliances,
.U.f-..granite countertops, washer/dryer
included. Available now $1400/mo. Call
Ruth at Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)
Fernandina Shores 2BR/1BA,
.. ground floor, W/D hookup, dishwasher,
beach, pool, tennis, clubhouse. Quiet,
safe, parking, year lease. Avail. 11/1.
Deposit, ref's. $890/mo. 261-5630
i4w-A i 2BR/2BA CONDO Garage, pool,
gated community. All appliances incl
W/D. $875/mo + dep. Off island, near
shopping, no stairs. (904)753-1522
3/2 = $1,000/mo. 2/2 = $900/mo. All
these units have all the upgrades you
need! Pool, jacuzzi, and it's a gated
community! Call today (904)401-6612.
2BR/2BA TOWNHOME with 2-car
II I "garage on south end of Amelia Island.
tO k.I. 'Newly carpeted/painted and well
%,.... IIt. maintained. $895/mo. with 1st mo.
I,-Xr Irent free. Security deposit required.
Pets accepted. Call David (904)556-


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*2BR/I.5BA on Kentucky Ave
$850/mo + util. Avail I I// 08
S2BR/2.5BA w/ garage at Marsh Lakes
_. $1,150/mo + util. unfurn.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt
., .$900/mo.+ until.
-First Ave. 2BR/I.5BA Unfurn w/
garage. Short distance to beach. $875.
S3BR/2.5BAat AmeliaWoods,short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do
lease purchase $1,250/mo. + util.
,3BR/I.5BA at 428 5. 14th Street
$975/mo. + until, $1,500 sec. dep.
L* 2BR/ I BA oceanfront Gar.Apt, 2822 S.
Fletcher $1,150/mo.+ util
4BR/2BA at Flora Parke. Backs to
preservation area $1,350/mo + util.
Owner pays for lawn maint.
2BR/2BA at the Cottages at Stoney
Creek. Just off island, very nice
upgrades $1,200/mo + util
*Hildreth Lane 3BR/2BA w/pool,
Azalea Pt. $1650/mo + util. Lawn &
J pool maintenance intl.
*213 N. 18th St.- 3BR/2BA.$1,I00/mo.
Avail. I I1/1/08
IBR/IBA. Furniture upstairs apt in
the Historic District $550/mo; WTR/

2BR/PJ I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
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THE COTTAGES AT STONEY CREEK HURRY This one will go fast! Brand
3BR/2BA. Brand new. $1,100/mo. Call New 3BR/2.5BA 2-story townhome in
AMELIA RENTALS, (904)261-9129. Ocean Cove. 1-car garage., patio, very
RD/A I FATT .at Amelia Woods, close to beach. (904)415-3735.

pool, tennis and near beach. Available
11/1. $850/mo. Call Ruth at Darlington
Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.
2BR/1BA Fernandina Shores condo,
2 blks to beach. All appliances incl
micro., W/D. Available in Oct. $875/
mo. + sec. dep. (904)535-8102 for
condo, Amelia Lakes. 2BR/2BA, W/D
hookups, fitness center, swimming
pool. $925/mo. Call (904) 261-2061.

1859 Homes-Furnished

apt. Tile, upgraded appl. Clean. Very
north end of Amelia Island. $900/mo.
All utilities included. (904)261-4025
AMELIA PARKE Furnished cottage,
1200 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA. One year lease.
$1600/mo. + all utilities. Call (609)
historic district. $4,000/mo. See (917)628-8515

REDUCED $200 off 1st mo rent.
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
96033 Sunfish Ln. Free cable, CH&A,
FP. $995/mo. (916)300-3039
Montego Bay. $900/mo., $1000
w/pets, Month to Month. Home is listed
& may be shown. 1st & $1,000 dep.
2BR/1BA, unfurnished. $600/mo. +
$600 deposit. Utilities not included.
Available 11/1/08. (904)277-2143
3BR/3BA 2-car garage, screened
porch, gated. Summer Beach. Close to
beach, pool, Ritz. References required.
4BR/2BA in Ocean Reach. 5 minutes
to beach. 2000+ sq. ft. $1300/mo. 1st
& last deposit required. Call (904)491-
'AT THE BEACH 3BR/2BA, 2-story,
garage, ADT. All new upgrades. 2
blocks from the ocean. $900/mo.
(310)537-8498 or (904)430-3999

I 3BR/2BA large yard with pond in
860 Homes-Unfurnished Page Hill. $1100/mo. NEGOTIABLE.
Pets Ok. Call after 5pm (904)753-
.. .. .. .... . .... 0458. Available Nov 1.

2200SF HOME 4BR/3.5BA: Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1575/
mo. 2815-A Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
Nassau Lakes. $1100/mo. Deposit
negotiable. Call Joe (904)583-1578.
Beautiful executive home in excellent
condition. 5000+ sq. ft. 3BR on 1
acre. 6 month lease or longer. Call
Unique Rentals (904) 261-3900.
3BR/2BA 3630 1st Ave. CH&A,
close to beach. $1150/mo., electric
provided, plus $950 deposit. Call
(386)365-8543 or (866)606-8443.
.CUTE 2BR/1BA renovated cottage
w/wood floors on large lot. $825/mo.
Call 415-0303.
3BR/2BA Mid-island, $1000/mo.
Ocean View 3BR/2BA home, 429 N.
Fletcher, $1200/mo. Amelia Coastal
Realty (904)261-2770.
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $12,600.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 20 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
CHARMING 1BR $600/mo. Refer-
ences & deposit required. Utilities
separate. 3 blocks to Centre St. No
smoking. (904)206-4169
ON ISLAND Rent w/option to buy.
3/2 + Ig den, 1500 sf, CH&A. Nice
area, close to town, beach & schools.
$1095/mo. + dep. (904)261-5034
3BR/1BA w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $975/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
Community. 3BR/2BA on Cul-De-Sac.
Tile floors, covered patio, all kitchen
appliances & W/D hookup. $1200/mo.
(Min one year lease). Please call cell
(904)476-8229 or (904) 277-3359.
BEACHWAY Beautiful 4BR/2BA 1800
s.f. home in a wonderful neighborhood.
2-car garage, sec. syst., water
softener, & large bkyd. Must see!
$1190/mo. (904)206-2841
center/clubhouse. 4BR/2BA, FP, granite
kitchen, W/D included. Lawn maint.
included. $1800/mo. (904)545-3017
well established neighborhood
essentially located near school, beach,
& downtown area. Approx. 1800sf. Tile
. & terrazzo floors throughout. 4BR/2BA,
patio w/built-in BBQ,. & fenced
backyard. $1250/mo. 1st & last mo.
deposit required. REFERENCES A MUST.
Call. 261-6755 or 583-2930.
96679 ARRIGO BLVD. Very conven-
iently located in Beachway subdiv.
Newer 3BR/2BA w/2-car gar-age,
Excellent condition. Only $1200/ mo +
utilities. Drive by then call number on
sign. $25 off each month w/this ad!

23732 ARRIGO BLVD. $1375/mo.
3BR/2BA, 1940sf, pool. Call Don Brown
Realty (904)225-5510 or 571-7177.
3BR/2BA/STUDY lake front Oyster
Bay. All appliances, W/D, lawn maint.,
pool, tennis. Avail. 11/01. $1250/mo.
321-0404 or 753-3649
PARKWAY NORTH 4417 Cleek Ct.
4BR/3BA plus office. On golf course,
3600 sq. ft., 5 minutes from ocean.
$1850/mo. (904)753-7963
Large screened lanai, fenced
yard With in ground pool.
$1400/mo. Call (904)583-1714.

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plus loft,. 2.5BA, garage. Hardwood
floors, upgraded appl's, FP, cathedral
ceilings. $1175/mo. (941)527-6774
2510 1ST AVE. 5BR house. Partial
ocean view. All appliances, fenced in
backyard, close to everything. $1250/
mo. (904)753-0882 or (904)277-2587
603 N. 15TH ST. 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, remodeled, large lot.. $1095/
mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)

1860 Homes-Unfurnished

1571 INVERNESS 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, on island. Pets negotiable. All
appliances, W/D, updated, screened
porch, near beach & shops. $1150/mo.

1861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

I 863 Office

town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-659.7
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.

j864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on AlA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.J. Courson
Fernandina Beach
Showroom, offices and warehouse
with large overhead doors.
lease. Fully equipped. 11 South 7th St.
SADLER ROAD Office/Warehouse
space. Over 3000 sq. ft. (1100 sq. ft.
central air/office, space). 2 overhead
doors. Plenty of parking. Great
location. Available Sept. '08. Call Tony

901 Automobiles
Police Impounds For Sale '95
Honda Civic $600. '94 VW Jetta $500.
For listings call (800)366-9813 ext
9271. ANF
FOR SALE '99 Ext Cab Dodge PU
$4500. Geo Tracker, Taurus Sedan, PU
& Van, $800 & up. All running. Cash or
finance. Call for details (904)261-5034.

S 902 Trucks
1984 FORD BRONCO II $1600.

904 Motorcycles
2003 HONDA MAGNA 750cc, 5300
mi. Blue. Must sell $4000. 415-0322

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