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ACLU may sue schools over club


The American Civil Liberties Union
has threatened to sue Nassau County
Schools over a school club policy that
was devised after a student tried to
form a Gay/Straight Alliance at Yulee
High School.
As a result, the school superin-
Stendent could choose to allow only
school clubs that have a curricular pur-
pose and bar extracurricular groups,
such as religious or political clubs, that

are not related to academics.
Meanwhile, all extracurricular
school clubs have been suspended
while the practice is under review.
Schools Superintendent John Ruis said
the review will not be "prolonged" and
he expects a resolution by the time
school resumes after the holidays.
According to the ACLU complaint,
YHS student Hannah Page sought ear-
lier this fall to form a student organi-
zation "to focus on combating anti-gay
harassment and discrimination and on
educating the school community about

these issues."
But Yulee Principal Diane Roman
"expressed concern to me. and %r- did-
n't recognize the club at that time."
Ruis said.
In response, the school board sub-
sequently approved a new policy on
student organizations that -he ACLU

maintains is unlawful.
"Federal law requires that you treat
such organizations the same as any
other non-curricular club at your
school," Richard E Rosenwald Jr. of
the ACLU wrote Ruis on Nov. 7.
Rosenwald cited a 2008 court case
in Okeechobee County in which a fed-

eral judge ruled "a secondary school
may not discriminate against a
(Gay/Straight Alliance) in Florida. In
that case, the- school board paid
$326,000 in attorney's fees to the ACLU
for refusing to obey the law."
Rosenwald said school free speech
rights derive from the federal Equal
Access Act of 1984, which sought to
ensure that students could form
Christian or Bible clubs in public
schools. That right "must be extended
GAY Continued on 5A





Newly elected Republican State Rep.
Janet Adkins plans to introduce legis-
lation that would ease the burden on
struggling small businesses.
"It's. going to be legislation that
requires the state to reduce regulation
on small business by 25 percent," she
said. "We have to be bold, and we can't
keep nipping around the edges.
"I'm going to need your help," she
told local business leaders Tuesday.
"... I'm going to need your emotion and
your frustration to move this forward."
That was after hearing local busi-
ness representatives complain about
the burdens of regulation and taxation
and city and county government spend-
"We have a problem with the cost of
doing business skyrocketing in a time -
of crisis," said Melba Whitaker of
Robison Jewelry. "We need relief from
taxes, we need relief from fees - and
the local government doesn't recog-
nize that."
"I see a real disconnect between
business and the government," said
Byron McCutchen, owner of Williams
House bed-and-breakfast. "You read
articles in the paper about how this
economic downturn hasn't affected
(the county). We've got all our tax rev-
enue coming in.' And the city of
Fernandina is buying fleets of cars....
They obviously just don't care."
S Adkins convened a roundtable with
localbusiness leaders Tuesday at the
Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee
BUSINESS Continued on 3A

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Paola Hernandez, a native of
Spain, leads students in a
flamenco dance at the YMCA
Pryme Time program at
Atlantic Elementary School,
above. Leonard Ross and
Annie Kennedy listen care-
fully, right, as Hernandez ,
teaches the steps of the fla-
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City may

alter its


Fernandina Beach Commissioners,
. with the help of City Attorney Tammi
Bach, came a little closer to choosing
which charter amendment questions
will be put on the April ballot at a spe-
cial meeting Tuesday.
Bach r,-inirded coiil-uss.ioner, that
there were still 40 recommended
changes to the city charter that must be
decided by voter referendum. Other
changes, such as modifications in word-
ing and simple deletions, can be
changed by ordinance.
Bach recommended that commis-
Ssioners focus on five questions for the
April ballot One of the charter changes
at issue was whether commissioners
should qualify for election by district.
Commissioner Ron Sapp noted that not
having voting districts could cause a
problem for minorities in the city.
"It's sometimes hard for minorities
to get elected," said Sapp. "We've had
two African-American commissioners in
the modern era. It can be tough for
Them to campaign citywide."
Suanne Thamm, who served on the
charter review committee for 10
months in 2007, said the committee
had "extensive discussion" about
minorities and voting districts. "We dis-
cussed a lot about minority represen-
tation," she said.-"I'm not sure how the
city would be served if all the commis-
sioners live in the same condo build-
ing." She added that it was important
* that the city not have one interest group
"hijacking the interests" of others.
CITY Continued on 3A

Local students to attend inaugural ball for Obama

Jillian Spencer, president of the
Teenage Republicans at FBHS,
will attend an inaugural ball next
month for President-elect Barack

Fernandina Beach High School-will
have plenty of representation at next
month's historical inauguration of
President-Elect Barack Obama; both
FBHS senior Jillian Spencer, president
of the Teenage Republicans, and fresh-
man Jordan Gray have been invited to
attend a week of events in Washington,
D.C., including the inauguration and an
inaugural ball.
Not surprisingly, both girls jumped
at the chance to go. Ironically, both
were pulling for Obama's opponent,
Republican Sen. John McCain.
Gray said she's already picked out
her dress and she's got her plane tick-
The high school freshman got
involved in the Junior National Youth
Leadership Council in Washington,
D.C., three years ago after her history
teacher nominated her to participate.

She spent a week in Washington as a
sixth-grader, attending classes and vis-
iting the museums and historic sights
of the nation's capital.
She hadn't had an opportunity to
attend any of the events since then.
Then, earlier this year, Gray received
an invitation to the inaugural ball, along
with another week of classes and
events including private access to the
Smithsonian Institution and hearing
speakers like former Secretary of State
Colin Powell and former Vice,
President Al Gore.
She immediately confirmed that
she would be attending.
"I couldn't believe it," she said.
"Now they-have a very long waiting
She is set to arrive in Washington,
D.C., on Jan. 17; she recently ordered
a formal dress, something "conserva-
tive, but fun," but what she's really
BALL Continued on 5A

Jordan Gray, left, with her mother Joanna Gray, will attend one of the
inaugural balls for President-elect Barack Obama next month.

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FRIDAY. December 12.2008 NEWS News-Leader


A St. Simons, Ga., busi-
nessman requested the city
lease him 9,000 square feet
of property at Fletcher and
Atlantic avenues for a minia-
ture golf course.
December 11, 1958


Summer Beach Ltd. sub-

mitted a plan to construct
2,420 dwelling units on 466
acres next to American

Beach. December

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contemplated a plan
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Thyroid disease often overlooked
KENNETH L. NOLLER. MD medication develop when too much med- Some women who had i
For the News-Leader to control ication is taken to control an mal thyroid function during
an overac- underactive thyroid. pregnancy may experience
The thyroid is a small tive thy- Women with hyperthy- postpartum thyroiditis, whi
gland in the neck that pro- roid or by roidism may experience is typically a short-term cor
duces hormones that regulate a low- fatigue, weight loss, nervous- tion.
Moi,,l;m hert reta hnr indine diet ness ranid heart beat. ACOG recommends thy

MIelauUMeaolsma, �L,. mission temperature, blood pressure,
to pur- weight and energy level.
Body When the thyroid is not func-
of the tioning properly, producing
se; for too little or too much hor-
ilding. mone, it can wreak havoc on
16, 1998 all the organs in the body.
Thyroid disease affects 1
to 4 percent of women in the
U.S., but it may be initially
overlooked because its symp-
toms often develop slowly or
seem to be related to lifestyle
or other health problems.
Hypothyroidism develops
when there is not enough thy-
S roid hormone being released
into the body. It is usually
caused by an inflammation of
the thyroid gland but can also
be caused by taking too much

toms of hypothyroidism can
include fatigue, decreased
appetite, changes-in menstru-
al periods, loss of sex drive,
constipation, muscle cramps,
brittle nails and hair loss. It
can be treated with medica-
tion that slowly raises the
level of thyroid hormone in
the blood. Most people with
hypothyroidism must take
medication for the rest of their
lives and have their blood
checked regularly.
Hyperthyroidism, or an
overactive thyroid gland, is
most common in women ages
20 to 40 and is frequently
caused by a disorder called
Graves' disease. It can also

increased sweating, heat intol-
erance, changes in menstrual
periods, more frequent bowel
movements and tremors.
Antithyroid medication may
be prescribed to reduce the
amount of thyroid hormone in
the body. Medication to con-
trol rapid heart beat may also
be recommended.
Uncontrolled thyroid dis-
ease during pregnancy can
lead to preeclampsia (high
blood pressure during preg-
nancy), irregular heartbeat,
heart failure, early separation
of the placenta and birth
defects. Fortunately, when
thyroid disease is well con-
trolled, most women can have
healthy babies.


roid testing for pregnant
women who exhibit symp-
toms of thyroid disease or
who have a personal history
of thyroid disease. Women
age 65 and older and women
with a strong family history of
thyroid or other autoimmune
diseases, such as diabetes or
rheumatoid arthritis, should
also be screened.
For information, the ACOG
Patient Education Pamphlet
"Thyroid Disease" is available
in English and Spanish at
Kenneth L. Noller, MD, is
president of the American
College of Obstetricians and

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The Nassau County com-
munity of Nassau Oaks has
been named a nationally rec-
ognized Firewise Community,
the first in Northeast Florida to
receive the distinction.
The Firewise Communities
Program acknowledges and
encourages communities
across the country that are
addressing wildfire issues.
There are currently more than
350 nationally recognized
Firewise Communities within
37 states, 50 are in Florida.
Community residents, local
county officials and other inter-
ested parties are invited to help
celebrate this accomplishment

Friends of
Family Day
Greater Fernandina
Beach Church of God, 305 S.
Fourth St, is celebrating
FriendoQf.Eamily.Day Dec.
14 at ti, services. At 11:30
la.m. the speaker ill be-
Minister Sheryta Richo. The
5 p.m. service will feature a
special presentation of the
musical play, "The 10 Brides
of Christ" Everyone is wel-
come. Jeanette M. Richo is
pastor and Deloris T. Richo,
assistant pastor.
NACDAC meeting
Interested community
members are invited to
attend this month's Nassau
Alcohol, Crime and Drug
Abatement Coalition (NAC-
DAC) meeting on Dec. 16 at
4 p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit
coalition that works to pre-
vent and eliminate underage
drinking and other drug use
within the community. It
meets the third Tuesday of
every month at 4 p.m. at the
County Building, 86026
Pages Dairy Road, Yulee. For
information visit www.nac-
dac.org or call Jean Bardes at

)aks is


at a recognition ceremony at
10 a.m. Tuesday at the Nassau
Oaks Volunteer Fire Station,
156300 Nassau Oaks Drive.
The Florida Division of
Forestry, Rayonier Forest
Resources and the Nassau
Oaks Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment have worked closely with
Nassau Oaks residents to
achieve this recognition and to
help reduce their risk to wild-
fires. Wildfire hazard reduc-
tion projects include commu-
nity educationprograms, fire
line installation, vegetation
clearance, firefighter training
and upgrading water supplies
and firefighting equipment.

The U.S. Census Bureau
is now hiring census takers,
crew leaders and clerks.
Tests will be held at
WorkSource in Yulee on Dec.
17 at 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. No
appointment necessary. - ,-
Bring two-forms of ID such
as a passport or driver's
license and Social Security
Plan on one to 11/2
hours for testing and comple-
tion of forms. For additional
information call 1-866-861-
2010 or visit www.census.gov.
Stroke support
The Stroke Support
Group will meet Dec. 17 at 10
a.m. at Savannah Grand
Assisted Living Residence,
1900 Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach. Following
the meeting the group will
meet for lunch at Shoriey's
(lunches paid for individual-
ly). For more information call
Savannah Grand at 321-0898.
Volunteer brunch
Yulee High School invites
all of its volunteers'to attend
a brunch in their honor at
9:30 a.m. Dec. 18 in the-front
office conference room.


Inez Ozella McKenzie

Inez Ozella McKenzie, 63,
of Yulee, formerly of Ft.
Lauderdale, passed away
Monday, Dec. 8,2008 at Baptist
Medical Center-Nassau.,
A native of Buena Vista, Ga,
she had resided for most of her
life in Ft. Lauderdale before
relocating to Yulee two weeks
.ago. She worked as a prepara-
tory assistant, setting up for
-conferences and parties in the
Ft Lauderdale area.
She is survived by her chil-

dren, Phillip B. Simmons of
Miramar, and daughter Joann
Campbell of Ft Lauderdale; one
.brother and eight grandchil-
dren, Danyell, Stephanie,
Shauntay and Jasmine.
Campbell and Corey Brittany,
Kristen and Nahaia Simmons.
Funeral arrangements are
still pending at this time in Ft.
Lauderdale. Please share her
life story at www.oxleyheard.

Alta Bloodsworth Melton

Alta Bloodsworth Melton, mon
37, slipped away peacefully on Fred
Monday, Dec. 8,2008 in a local of ot
hospital. friend
Forever F
cherishing at 1:
her memories, the
is her hus- 4501
band, Shawn the
Melton; son, past
Ivan Bloods- - 'I on
worth; two p.m.
daughters, Alaiysha Bloods- the
worth and Tyshawna Melton; churn
devoted mother, Ivey Bloods- Call
worth; father, Alfred Matthews; SI
- mother-in-law. Jeanette (Ray-

Audrey Humphrey Norris

Audrey Humphrey Norris, was
85, of Norcross, Ga., passed who
away Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 at est a
Golden Living-Northside you
Nursing Home in Atlanta, Ga. wha
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Mot
she had previously resided in genl
.Fernandina Beach for many I
years, later in her life moving to on T
Miami to live with her daughter Epis
before moving to Norcross in Ga.
1993. besi
During her career, Mrs. thec
Norris worked as a passenger today
traffic agent for CBI-Chicago Cen
Bridge and Air Construction. Kim
Locally, her maternal grandfa- of St
their, Mr. Long, was one of the office
founders of the famous h
Keystone Hotel in downtown :may
Fernandina Beach, which stood Epis
from 1903 until its demolition in .Hol
1970, as well as the Ocala Nor
House Hotel in Ocala. - (77C
She is survived by her P -F
daughter, Sarah Randall, of ,ww
SNorcross, Ga., to whom she (
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id) Roberts; father-in-law,
Idie Lee Melton; and a host
her relatives and sorrowing
funerall service will be held
i am. Monday, Dec. 15 at
Second Baptist Church,
9 Johnson Road, Callahan,
Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise,
or. Visitation will be held
Sunday, Dec. 14 from 4-6
, and 9 a.m, Monday until
hour of service at the
rch. Intermentwill be in the
ahan Community Cemetery
arah L Carter's Funeral Home
, acksonville

a wonderful mother and
i feels that sheis her great-.
achievement "When we are
ng, we don't appreciate
it we have. Thank you,.
her, for being there with a
tle hand."
Funeral services were held
thursday at 10 am. at Christ
scopal Church of Norcross,
She will be laid to rest
ide her mother following
committal service at 3 p.m.
ly in Bosque-Bello
letery, with the Rev.
berly Still, assistant rector,
SPeter's Episcopal Church,
Slieu of flowers, memorials
be maae to Christ Church
scopal Medical Fund, 400
comb Bridge Road,
cross, GA 30071, or call
) 447-1166.
'lease share her life story at

511 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach.FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for e-mail addresses:

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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

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Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
Classified Ads: Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
* Monday holidays will move the
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Food drive
The Fernandina Beach
High School NJROTC unit is
sponsoring a holiday food/
need drnve for the Barnabas
Center'and the Nassau
Humane Society.
The unit will have bins
available to for donations in
the FBHS office, the guidance
department, the cafeteria and
in front of the ROTC class-
room. The items will be col-
lected and delivered to both
the Barnabas. Center and the
Nassau Humane Society by
Donations can be as sim-
ple as a can of soup or a jar of
baby food. Barnabas needs
soups, tuna, peanut butter and
jelly, canned vegetables/
fruits, pastas and sauces and
personal care items like
shampoo toothpaste, cleaners
and detergents.
The Humane Society
always needs bleach, paper
towels, scoopable cat litter, cat
and dog treats, gently used
towels, leashes, disinfectable

toys and chicken baby food.
There are hundreds of
adoptable animals waiting for
a home in Nassau County.
Whether you want to adopt,
walk, play with or sponsor
medically needed treatments
such as spays, neuters or vac-
cines, everyone can help.
Contact any of the shelters
and rescue organizations.
Joyto the Children
The all-volunteer Joy to the
Children provides a
Christmas Day celebration for
economically disadvantaged
children in Nassau County.
For information on how your
business, organization or you
individually can donate, call
261-8232. To volunteer for
shopping, wrapping or partici-
pating Christmas Day, call
491-8518. E-mail joytothechil-
Christmas Angel'
Quality Health is hosting
its annual Christmas Angel
program. Adopt a resident
and assist in helping to fulfill

their wish list. Contact the 'from to'help the cats and kit-
activities department for an : :tens in Cats Angels' care this
angel assignment at 261-0771, holidayy season. Stop by the
ext. 119. - .Thift Store at 709 S. Eighth
eCe t anta .... ...St. to choose a card and make
..,a your donation. The cards will
The 18th annual Secret . ' thn-b displayed in the store-
Santa Program is under way front window, with the goal of
- at Dayspring Village, Inc. in covering the window by
Boulougne, a licensed 94-bed Christmas.
limited mental health assisted' '- For-information call Cats
living facility that specializes . Angels, a non-profit, 501c3
in caring for adults with schiz- organization, at 321-2267.
ophrenia and schizo affective WiSh List'
Call Denise at (904) 845- The Nassau County Volun-
7501 or e-mail dayspringvil- teereCeiter has launched its
lage@windstream.net to 19th annual holiday "Wish
become a Secret Santa and List-program, through which
have the wrapped gift back by Nassau County residents,
Dec. 23. People may also businesses, churches and
share their talents through other organizations make the
Bible study, baked goods or holidays happier for those in
performances of any type. need.
Call Doug Adkins at (904) .Donations of food baskets
845-7501 or visit www.dayspr and gift certificates are wel-
ingvillage.com. come. "Adopt a Family"
Wish tre donors may give food, cloth-
in or tonv tn nt, a fn ,,r.-:i.,l

The Cats Angels "Kitty
Wish" tree is up and full of
wish cards for you to choose

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a senior or a foster child to
brighten their holiday season.
SAdditionally, donors may
give a party for children or
Organize a food drive, volun-
teer for various projects, sort
gifts and food or deliver gifts
and food.
Call 261-2771, e-mail ncvc
fb@aol.com, or stop by 1001
Atlantic Ave., SuitecB.




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FRIDAY. December 12 2008 NEWS News-Leader

BUSINESS Continuedfrom 1A
Chamber of Commerce to dis-
cuss economic issues facing
Nassau County. "The purpose
here today is to understand
the current economic chal-
lenges you're all facing and
seek solutions," she said. "...
What can we do to help our
small business owners stay in
Larry Williams, Adkins'
legislative aide, said a key
issue in Florida is the slow-
down in population growth.
"Population growth continues
to be our primary engine for
economic growth, but that
engine is now decelerating."
In Florida and the rest of
the nation, thehousing crisis is
having a profound impact on
the economy, Williams said.
"Home prices have fallen at a
national level for the first time
since the Great Depression,
down 17 percent. ... We are
now trending at both a state
and national level at about
twice the (foreclosure) rate of
previous years.
'The recession is now a
reality," Williams added.
"(Economists) have deter-
mined that we've been in. a
recession since December
Williams said recovery may
not start until the housing cri-
sis passes. 'The economy will
rebound, according to econo-
mists," he said. "Housing mar-
kets generally lead us into
recessions, and housing mar-
kets will generally lead us out
of recessions."
A slow recovery isn't doing
local business leaders any
good in the short run, howev-
er. "Business is off in virtually
every sector in the county's
economy," said Steve Rieck,
executive director of the
Nassau County Economic
Development Board.
Former Fernandina Beach
commissioner Joe Gerrity said
the cost of doing business
increased dramatically when
fuel prices spiked, but there
has not been a commensurate
cost decrease now that gas has
come back down. "We're not
seeing (prices) as a scale going
downward as (they were).
going upward," Gerrity said.
He suggested that vendors and
service providers, hit hard by
the gas*increases, are being
forced to continue charging

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State Rep. Janet Adkins, center, talks to George
Langstaff, general manager of Smurfit-Stone, left,
Bruce Jasinsky of Jasinsky and Associates, rear, and
Mike Bell, spokesperson for Rayonier Inc., Tuesday.

higher rates to make up short-
falls in revenues.
The hospitality industry,
vital to Amelia Island's tourism-
heavy economic base, is also
being hit by the recession as
corporate clients scale back on
junkets and individual tourists
elect to stay home.
"I'd say the (bed-and-break-
fasts) are off 15 to 25 percent,
depending on the place,"
McCutchen said. "People don't
book six months ahead any-
more, they book next week....
So we never know what we're
going to have."
Karen Werling of Chaplin
Williams Realty thought some
of the shortfall could be made
up by expanding Nassau
County's marketing reach.
'The county as a whole has to
start marketing outside this
area," she said. "We've got to
start marketing globally. We've
got to start marketing nation-
ally. ... We have something that
no one else has. They just have
to find out about it."
State regulations came
under fire as being too restric-
tive. "Florida is not as busi-
ness-friendly as it once was or
thinks',it is," said Mike Bell,
spokesperson for Rayonier Inc.
"At a time when we should be
streamlining regulations ...
they're moving in the opposite
direction..... Will people still
fall in love with Amelia Island
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boarded up? I mean, we've got
to get real here."
Paul Audet, owner of the
Surf Restaurant, agreed. "You
think, 'Why should I be bang-
ing my head against a wall try-
ing to keep beer at $3 when I
could go out o business. put
80 people out of work and go
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moratorium on hew rule-mak-
ing, and all,(dtate). depart-
ments to look-at theif iregula-
tions to see:where they
overlap." ::!"'' :
Adkins said if the legisla-
ture didn't act to help business
in the state, it would simply
move out of the state. "You'll
have this erosion where-small
businesses will say, 'It's more
profitable for my business in
Georgia or North Carolina
than Florida,'" she said. "... It's
one thing to look at the state
economy and the national
economy, but the local econo-
my is just as important."

CITY Continued from 1A
"I know how important it is
to have minority representa-
tion," said Commissioner Susan,
Steger. "My heart is with the
minority community; it's been a
big concern of mine." But, she
said, if the city has districts it
could limit the number of can-
didates, and "we don't have
enough people running for
office as it is."
Mayor Bruce Malcolm said
that although he understood
what Thamm was saying, he
thought the city was already
"very sensitive to minority,
needs and issues."
"I think the cream does rise
to the top," said Malcolm. "It's a
privilege and honor to serve on
the commission. You can do that
no matter where you live. ... I
think the best people showup to
do the job."
Commissioners agreed that
voting districts were not needed.
After some discussion about
whether to change election
dates from April to July or
November, commissioners
agreed that the voters should
make that decision. Voters may
also decide in April whether city
elections should coincide with
state elections.
Malcolm, however, said he
believed a mail-in ballot to make
the charter changes might be.a
good idea.
"A.mail ballot is the best way
to do it," said Malcolm. "Eight-
thousand (city voters) would
have a ballot in their hands....
It's the most democratic way to
do it." It was estimated last
February that would cost about
$23,000. Malcolm added that it
was not a prohibitive amount to
get an "honest tally."
Commissioner Eric Childers
noted that, at the last election, 12
percent of the 8,000 registered
voters participated in the elec-
'Twelve percent is high; it's
usually about 10 percent," said.
Childers. He added that he
would like to keep the elections
in April, because July is when
the city is going through its
budget process.
Another issue to be put to
voters was whether to keep the
election of the mayor by a straw
ballot or by direct voter elec-
Sapp noted that up until 1990
the mayor, was chosen by the
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Charter amendment questions agreed on by commission-
ers at a special meeting Tuesday address whether the city
election date be changed from April to November: whether
elections should be held in conjunction with state elections;
whether city commissioner terms should be increased from
three to four years; whether term limits should be eliminated;
and the functions and power of the mayor.
Commissioners must approve the questions by ordinance
twice before they can appear on the ballot in Apnl. Questions
must be limited to 75 words to fit on the electronic ballot.
The Charter Review Committee presented its recommen-
dations tq commissioners in November 2007.
Commissioners in January directed City Attorney Tammi
Bach to prepare the charter amendment options that must be
approved by voters.
Bach said changes in the city charter regarding the pow-
ers of the city manager and city commissioners may also be
added to the January ordinance if approved by commission-
Two charter amendment questions were put on the gener-
al election ballot in November that gave supervisory respon-
sibility for their office employees to the city attorney and city
clerk. Both were approved.

it was a violation of Sunshine
Law, which was when they came
up with the idea of a straw bal-
lot. A straw ballot means the
commission chooses the mayor,
but follows the poll results of
"I like the idea of the mayor.
being directly elected," said
Malcolm. "I think you ought to
go ahead and campaign for it"
'It wvab the general consensus,
however, that the straw ballot
should stay.
Commissioners also discus-
sed whether a requirement for
the mayor to serve two terms
was a good idea, and whether to
change commissioner terms
from three to four years..
Thamm noted that if voters
approve four-year terms for'
commissioners, with two'year
elections, "once we get beyond
the initial election, you will only
have two people eligible to be

mayor ... could we.end up in a
position where no one wants to
be mayor?"
Thamm added thatit was the
intention of the charter review
committee that the mayor would
first have to step down from a
* commissioner seat and run for
Selection "'or ptprposes of checks
Sand balances." ..
Other potential questions i
* discussed were the elimination
of term limits for commission-
ers, and whether to keep runoff
After a discussion about fhe
mayor's role, Bach said she
would write up the questions
for commissioners to approve,
and commissioners could also
write up their own suggestions.
Bach said after the meeting
that she would have the ques-
tions ready for a January ordi-

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sure does have a nice ring to
it, doesn't it? And no, it's not a
new promotional phrase or
words off a recruiting poster
for joining that elite organiza-
tion, but maybe it should be.
However, they're the.words of -
a new street address proposed
by Mayor Bruce Malcolm of VETE
Fernandina Beach during the
recent groundbreaking cere- COR
monies for the site of the new
American Legion Post 54. De
Before a crowd of approxi-
mately 75, most of whom were Wi
veterans, members of the
American Legion, Legion never o
Riders, Ladies Auxiliary, Sons None o
of the American Legion, visit- over th
ing dignitaries and dozens of Post 54
citizens of Fernandina and . cbin n
surrounding communities, the which
mayor's suggested proposal "Vetera
was received with roaring the late
applause. . My
American Legion Post 54 Rayorii
Commander Van Clark open- the Fer
ed the dedication ceremonies the log
Dec. 5 at the intersection of torical4
Third and Gum streets, the Atlanti
new home of Post 54. Street.
After the Pledge of Allegia- legion
nce, led by Legionnaire First facilities
Vice President Pat Beamer recent
and the invocation by com- small to
rade Ted Davis, Commander bershil
Clark said, "It's been a long Several
time in coming, but we're took or
finally getting a permanent for a na
home and of course a mort- one, or
gage that goes along with it." accorm
Under sunny skies and a member
crowd chomping at the bit, the central
crowd laughed, but all mem- aspects
bers in attendance knew it Nom
hasn't been an easy ride. location
The post has been blind- The
sided by one delay after anoth- further
er and has been bombarded the An
with numerous red tape sia- grateful
fus since day one of the proj- Fernar
ect. However, as all great proj- of this
ects go, members have stuck wish tc
together, persevered and final the fon
Sly made it happen. given t
SFor comrade Don Post 54
Curnutte, 85 years old and If y
one of the oldest members of currentn
American Legion Post 54, he may ha
and others will no longer have that gr
to venture to a temporary Theod
homestead. The new, modern Some
facility of 7,200 square feet will this pe
overlook from a distance the name (
Amelia River and be a wel-, splash,
come site for approximately head?"
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stated, Post
54 received
RAN'S charter in
1919 and
RNER has met at
... various
i laces in
bbie Fernandina
5lsh Beach, but
the post has
iwned its own building.
f the locations used
e years have served
as long as the old log
ear Central Park,
was opened as a
n's Hall" by the city in
research shows
er Corp., which owns
nandina Mill, donated
s to construct the his-
site at the corner of
c Avenue and 11th
Since the early 1940s,
laires have leased the
es from the city, but in
years it has grown too
o fully service its mem-
p dnd the community.
l years ago members
n the task of searching
ew home, a permanent
ie that would easily
modate the growing
ership and yet'still be
ly located to support all
s of city activities.
w they've found that
Dedication brochure
- acknowledged how
lerican Legion family is
l to the city of
idina Beach for the use
structure and members
thank the city for all
ad memories she has
he men and women of
4 over the years.
you've ever been to the
t Legion locale, you
ave noticed the name
aces its walls, that of
ore H. Hernandez.
may ask, "Just who is
rson and why is his *
on the facility and
ed atop the Post's letter-
sy answer. American
Post 54 is dedicated in
ry qf.C':ioiii;'al Hcrnari.
hi0owas a Fe-rn: ,indii "
nt and the first Nassau
y volunteer to serve dur-
orld War I. Corporal
ndez was assigned to
any B of the 116th
ne Gun Battalion of the
rmy and stricken with
lonia while at Camp .
.er, Ga. He was trans-


American Legion
Post54 will move
from the old log cabin
near Central Park to a
new facility at Third
and Gum streets.

ferred to the Army hospital at
Fort McPherson near Atlanta
where he passed away on Feb.
23, 1918. His funeral was held
at the Fernandina Baptist
Church and he was buried at
the Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Since Post 54.was char-
tered soon afterwards in 1919,
members wished to recognize
one of their own, a soldier, a
fighter and one who was cut
down before his prime while
in service to his country.
On this bright sunny day I
was privy to hear.several :
speakers extol the merits of
Post 54, and had I not already
been a member of the
American Legion, after hear-
ing their guest speaker I
would have indeed signed on
the dotted line immediately.
Paul Martel, commander
for the Department of Florida
American Legion, addressed
the masses with his vibrant
and driving speech on the
virtues of Post 54. In my opin-
ion, someone ought to tape
his exuberant fervor for future
membership initiation drives.
He, along with Russell
Goodbread, who roamed the
crowd dressed as "Uncle
Sam," would surely gain
recognition as the most flam-
boyant supporters of the
American Legion family.
As members and guests
returned to its current home,
the talk unsurprisingly sur-
rounded plans of the new
building and then the day"
moved on to another supreme
event, the reenlistment of a
15-year Navy veteran, Chief
Petty Officer George Villa-
ronga, a member of American
Legion Post 54. This event
was the climax to an already
spectacular day in the life of
American Legion Post 54 aid
all of its joint-members.
Congratulations, com- .
rades. Not only do we have .
reason to celebrate the begin-
ning of a next home, but the
ti.lire also h,:,ld_ �.ondrToiIC
prospects for more history in
the making.
Debbie Walsh.is a 22-year
veteran and retired Senior
Master Sergeant in the Air
Force. She is a Life Member of
American Legion Post 54,
Fernandina Beach.
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BALL Continued from L4A
excited about is taking
more classes and seeing
friends she's kept in touch
with since her first experience
with the council three years
"It'll be almost like a
reunion," she enthused. "I was
actually just (instant messag-
ing) a couple of friends from
there about going."
Spencer, who also is attend-
ing as a result of her partici-
pation in the Junior. National
Youth Leadership Council,
said she's pretty sure she
won't know anyone else
attending, but she's excited
just the same. The confessed
political junkie said she fol-
lowed the campaigns this past.
year and, since she turned 18
in late October, was even able
to vote for the first time this
Spencer isn't necessarily
planning a career in politics -
she said she plans to go to
dental school to become an
oral surgeon or orthodontist -
but she enjoys learning about
and following politics.
The daughter of Rick and
Lisa Spencer, the Fernandina
Beach native said even though
she voted for McCain, she's
excited to be attending the
inauguration and she's got no
hard feelings.
"I wouldn't say it was dis-
appointing," she said of
voting for the man who ulti-
mately lost the election. "It's
not.what I hoped for, but I
think everything will work out
Gray also said she's hop-.

ing to learn more about poli-
tics and, possibly, a thing or
two about how to become
president one day herself.
"I kinda do," she said,
when asked if she is interest-
ed in a future in politics. "I've
thought a lot about what I want
to do, I've always wanted to
be a veterinarian, but then I
love history and" - she paused
- "arguing."
Her mother,. Joanna Gray,
- "I think it's called 'debat-
ing,'" she said.
Gray followed the 2008
presidential election along
with her parents, Robert and
Joanna Gray.
"Honestly, my parents
and I were kind of rooting for
(Sen. John) McCain," she
admitted. "Things are going
to be kind of different with
Obama, but I don't think he's
going to mess anything up too
Gray was a student at St.
Michael Academy until this
year; at that school, she was
involved in the school
newspaper, student council,
soccer, dance and tennis.
This year, she saitl she's
still adjusting to the new
"It's a big adjustment," she
said. "At St. Michael, in my
graduating class I was one of
16 students."
The eldest of four children,
Gray said she loves to read in
her spare time and hang out
with friends.
"I honestly don't really
even mind doing homework,"
she said.

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to all students," no matter how
objectionable their speech is to
school officials, he said.
"In ruling as he did, the
judge recognized that anti-gay
harassment and violence are
widespread among teenagers,
especially in schools," and such
clubs are useful to alleviate that,
Rosenwald wrote.
Allowing such a club to meet
at a school "does not indicate
that the school approves or
endorses the'subject matter,"
he wrote. But neither does it
give the school the right to
impose conditions on the club
that are different from other
school clubs, he said.
After receiving that letter,
Ruis said a moratorium was
placed on "all activities of all
school clubs and organizations"
to assure compliance with the
new policy.
"We have operated very
informally with regard to the
process of clubs," Ruis said, and
the new policy was intended to
formalize the process.
The original proposed policy
contained language that stated
"no club or organization which
is sex-based or based upon any
sexual grouping, orientation, or
activity of any kind shall be per-
After being advised that
would be unlawful, the board
altered the pblicy-to stipulate
that schools retain the right "to

maintain order and discipline
on school premises, to protect
the well-being of students and
faculty and to assure that atten-
dance of students at meetings is
Ruis said that language is
"more broad" and legally defen-
In a letter Nov. 19 to Ruis,
the ACLU's Rosenwald acknowl-
edged the change, 'but said if
the school district "utilizes this
policy to prohibit groups like a
(Gay/Straight Alliance) from
meeting, it is invalid ...."
In a third letter, dated Dec. 2,
Rosenwald advised Ruis that
"your prompt attention to this
matter remains necessary to
avoid litigation."
Ruis said he could imagine
types of clubs that promoted
opinions "that would not be in
the well-being of the students,"
but it's difficult to frame a poli-
cy that would ban those and
"not jeopardize current clubs."
"If you don't want to have a
(certain) club, you can't have
any of that variety," said Sharyl
Wood, executive director of
administrative services for the
"Should we only have cur-
ricular clubs?... Our mission is
to educate students," Wood said.
Wood estimated there are
seven to 10 extracurricular clubs
at each county high school.
Roman declined to comment
Hannah Page could not be
reached for comment.

1 killed, 2 injured

in afternoon wreck

A Brunswick, Ga., man was
pronounced dead at the scene
of a Thursday crash at the west-
ern foot of the Shave Bridge.
Florida Highway Patrol
spokesperson Lt. Bill Leeper
said the 52-year-old driver of a
Ford*Expedition was heading
west on A1A about 2:40 p.m.
when he drove onto the north
shoulder of the road and the
vehicle overturned, ejecting
the driver and two passengers.
The driver, whose name
was not immediately available
pending the notification of his
family, died at the scene. Two

passengers, both male and
from Georgia as well, were
taken to Shands Jacksonville
for treatment of their injuries.
Leeper said their injuries were
not life-threatening.
None of the men was wear-
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The cause of the accident is
still under investigation. No
other vehicles were involved.
Leeper said the men were on
their way home from work - all
three reportedly worked in
construction - and investiga-
tors do not believe alcoholor
drugs were a factor.
Police closed one lane of
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rest near the westbound tree
line facing east.
Smith, who was not wearing
a seat belt, was taken to Shands
Jacksonville where he died of
his injuries.
Authorities are waiting for
the results of toxicology tests to
determine whether alcohol or
drugs were a factor in the wreck.
No passengers were riding
with Smith, and no other vehi-
cles were involved.

Compromise puts county lobbyist
RYAN SMITH Jacobs could lobby for the --
News-Leader county while a bidding process 'There's always going to be a
was initiated. Crawford, who
The Nassau County Com- did not attend that meeting, few dogs yapping, but the cara-
mission unanimously approved raised doubts Wednesday that vans ot to move on We"re
a contract with a local law firm even the. amended contract v m
Wednesday for national lobby- would meet the policy, since going to do the very best we can
ing services after several hours payments to Jacobs, if he tobring in somjobs.
of sometimes bitter debate worked too long before the bid- b i
between the board and Clerk of ing process ended, could LOBBYIST BUDDY JACOBS
Court John Crawford. exceed the $25,000 limit on bid- ..
The board also directed the exempt purchases. adamant that the amended con- Crawford, ho
county to propose revisions to Several commissioners felt tract did not meet legal muster. not budge. "All
the county's purchasing poli- it was urgent that the county "We have no legislative opin- you to do is go th
cies that would exempt lobby- have a lobbyist in place quick- ion here. It's not for us to decide ter of your policy a
ing services from the bidding ly to take advantage of Presi- or opine on whether you have he said. "... I didr
process to clarify the matter. dent-elect Barack Obama's pro- a lobbyist or not," he said. "But to be an imped
The county had proposed posed national stimulus it is my duty to make sure that obstructionist, bu
entering into an interlocal package. "There's a lot of peo- what you do fiscally is (within uphold the law."
agreement with the city of pie lining up," Commissioner the law)." "This has be
Fernandina Beach to hire the Walter Boatright said. "It's kind Jacobs supported Hallman's since September-
law firm of Jacobs, Scholz and of like going to a family reunion legal opinion. "... (Hallman) did- here it is the mid(
Associates to provide lobbying dinner- if you get there.last, all n't just fall off the rhubarb ber," Boatright
services. However, Cravford the dumplings are gone." truck. He's not going to lead want to be sitting 1
objected to the agreement "Even four weeks at this you down some garden path. ary or March still
because it had not been sub- time is absolutely critical, and I. "Ladies and gentlemen, I maybe if we d(
ject to a bidding process. don't want us to miss out," said didn't expect this to be such a maybe we can do
County Attorney David Commissioner Stacy Johnson. brouhaha," he added. "... I think "We cando th
Hallman rendered an opinion Commissioner Mike Boyle it's in the best interests of go to court, OK
that lobbying was a legal serv- said the amended contract gave Nassau County to'lock, load said. "I'm here
ice, and as such not bound by the county some wiggle room. and go. There's always goingto you've got to get
the county's purchasing policy, "Keep in mind that two months, be a few dogs yapping, but the seat. ...I just want
but Crawford refused to accept three months out, if we're not caravan's got to move on. ... we're on sound
that opinion. happy or we find somebody bet- We're going to do the very best so I don't have t
At Monday's commission ter through the (bidding we can to bring in some jobs.- here next week a
meeting, Hallman proposed process), we can change hors- And since (the contract) is guys, we screw
amending the contract to a es at that point," he said. month-to-month, if you don't reminded the bo
month-to-month agreement so Crawford, however, was like me you can get rid of me." could amend their

to work

time, but had to follow it as long
as it was in force.
Boyle proposed a solution
that he felt would stay within
the county's policy and still
allow the county to hire Jacobs.
"I would like to propose that
we hire Jacobs, Scholz and
Associates for a period not to
exceed four months for a
monthly fee of $6,249," he said.
"That keeps us under the
$25,000 and gives us four
months to deal with all of this."
During those four months,
Boyle suggested amending the
county purchasing policy to add
lobbying to the list of services,
such as medical and legal, that
were exempt from the county's
bidding requirements.
Johnson and Hallman wor-
ried that the strategy could be
seen as an attempt to circum-
vent the law, but Boyle's sug-
gestion seemedto make sense
to Crawford.
'"I don't hear anything com-
ing from Mr. Boyle that was
cause for concern," he said.
'That sounds like a patent-
ed, lawful contract to me," said
Crawford's attorney, John
Londot of the Greenberg
Traurig firm. "... If you want to
amend the purchasing policy
after that, there's no issue."

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SDrink the fruitcake, go to bed...

love Christmas! This time of year, I feel like
a little kid again. Christmas is singing car-
ols, shopping for a Christmas tree and
enjoying the company of family and loved
ones with some spiced apple cider, some
eggnog and a big hunk of fruitcake. I love fruit-
cake! I don't understand how it ever got such a
bum rap. Christmas without fruitcake is like
Christmas without mincemeat pie - another
much maligned holiday treat.
Did you know that fruitcake dates back to
the Roman Empire? Roman recipes called for
pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and raisins
mixed with barley mash. And you thought
Aunt Jane's fruitcake recipe was gross. During
the Middle Ages, honey, spices and preserved
fruits were added and the name fruitcake was
first used from a combination of the Latin word
"fructus" and the Old Norse word "kaka." I kid
you not. 'he two words combined translate to
"the brick that fell and broke the noggin of the
knave who pilfered.the prince's pudding
pantry." Toss down some wassail and say that
three times real fast.
Colonists brought their fruitcake recipes to
the New World. One day, a colonial bon vivant
came up with the brilliant idea of soaking fruit-
cake in rum. The idea being that snockered
guests weren't likely to remember at whose
home they'd dined if they woke up with a belly-
ache. Since Prohibition was still years away,
cooks all over America - from grannies in the
kitchen to professional bakers - soon were
sousing their fruitcakes in every alcoholic bev-
erage from ale to white lightning.
My sweet mama is a world-class fruitcake

soaker. Her fruitcakes are so
Potent that the local cops set
S" up DUI checkpoints near her
'., house to collar inebriated din-
. V ie ers when they leave. We're
. talking about a blood alcohol
�a content that'll light up a
r ,. Breathalyzer like Macy's
Christmas tree. She starts
working the thing about
CUP OF September. By December it's
JOE 90 proof. You can't light a gas
grill within 400 feet of it
unless you aim to begin your
Joe Palmer New Year's fireworks fun a
few weeks early.
I remember a fruitcake she sent me once
when I was in the Navy. I wrote home and said,
'Mama, they won't let us drink on the ship. Will
you please send me a fruitcake?' She mailed it
in early December. Owing to the vagaries of
the seagoing life, it was St. Patrick's Day when
mama's cake caught up with my ship some-
where off the coast'of Yugoslavia. It practically
oozed booze. A shipmate and I commenced to
celebrate both Christmas and St. Paddy's Day
in high style. And I do mean high. My chief
petty officer confiscated what was left of the
cake and threatened us with the brig. I saw
him that night staggering down a passageway
in his skivvies bellowing, 'Top o' the morning' to
you," to everyone he passed.
Just for grins, I'm gonna share mama's fruit-
cake recipe with you. I'm on the wagon these
days so I can't have any. At least, I think this is .
the recipe she used:

Mama's Southern Style Fruitcake
Ingredients; Cup of water, cup of sugar,
flour, 4 large brown eggs, 2 cups dried fruit,
teaspoon of salt, cup of brown sugar, lemon
juice, nuts, one quart bottle Jack Daniels.
Cooking instructions: Sample whiskey and
check quality. Take a large bowl. Check
whiskey again. To be sure it's of the highest
quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of but-
ter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoonful
sugar and beat again. Make sure the whiskey
is still OK. Cry another tup. Turn off the mixer.
If the fried druit gets stuck on the beaterers,
pry loose with a drewscriver. Sample whiskey
again and check for tonsisticity. Sift two cups
salt. Or something. Who cares? Check the
whiskey. Sift lemon juice and strain nuts. Add
one table. Spoon. Of sugar. Or something.
Whatever you find. Grease the oven. Turn the
cake tin 350 degrees. Don't forget to beat off
the turner. Throw the bowl out the window.
Check rest of whiskey and go to bed.
Warning! Do not drive or operate vehicles,
heavy machinery, light machinery, washing
machinery, slot machinery or telephones after
indulging. Do not try to sing. Do.not try to tell
jokes. There's nothing in this recipe that'll
make you pretty, handsome, witty or smart. If
you do drive and get a DUI, call my mama.
She's got the phone numbers for all the bail
bondsmen in her recipe box.
Bon appetite, y'all!
Joe Palmer ofFernandina Beach writes regu-
larly for the News-LeaderE-mail him at trey-


Christmas tradition
Congratulations to Amelia Island's youth for
the Atlantic Avenue Festival of Lights.
Business took me up and down Atlantic
Avenue three times that day. What struck me
were young people placing bags of sand and can-
dles along the Avenue. Not just a few, but sever-
al hundred.
Later I watched as-several Fernandina Beach
Youth "Pirates" were lighting the candles, and no
doubt burning fingers.
A few minutes ago as I drove home from the
historic district, I had the pleasure of slowly pass-
ing street after street of the little white bag
lanterns that lined Atlantic Avenue from down-
town to the beach.
Thank you for carrying on a tradition that
was around when Iwas in high school (graduate
1967). Despite such difficult times across America
and the world, the Christmas spirit and Amelia
Island ambiance is still firmly in place.
We are a treasured location and blessed with
young people that care. Thank you - my wife
and I are just leaving for two more drives up and
down Atlantic Avenue. Smiles and memories will
be on our faces and in our minds.

City vehicles

Paul Barnes
Fernandina Beach
'� . - ".-; 'I .:

Just because the city has a few dollars in its.
pocket doesn't mean they have to spend it. With
the economy in trouble why is the city Wasting
money? I read recently that our city manager is
having a problem driving a two-year-old four-
wheel-drive Ford Escape loaded down with 23,000
miles. Is that arrogance or what?
As (City Manager Michael) Czymbor
explained "Older vehicles cost more money to
maintain once they've outlived their usefulness."
("City to buy 6 more vehicles," Dec. 5) I know it's
tough because my three-year-old truck has 64,000
miles and I'm not sure if I should buy a new one
or perhaps pay off debts.
Then again, maybe I can borrow Czymbor's
old vehicle and gas card from the city loaner
pool when I have to go to training. I hope I make
the right decision.
Marlin Emswiler
Fernandina Beach
Driving offthe edge
My concern stems from reading in the news-
papers about people driving -their right front
wheel/tires of their vehicle off the pavement and
losing control as they attempt to bring their vehi-
cles (cars or trucks) back onto the road.

These incidents often result in crashes with
serious injuries and/or fatalities.
This is such a waste since the cause leading
up to these crashes can be avoided. I also have
experienced driving off the road several times,
especially on narrow roads when meeting a wide
vehicle or a car that is close to the center of the.
road. In writing this article, I have interviewed Lt
Bill Leeper, public intornmtiuon officer with the
Florida Highway Patrol, with an editorial review
by Lil Spinks, retired newspaper reporter.
I am writing this to hopefully help people
avoid this type of crash.
While these types of incidents can affect the
best of drivers, Lt. Leeper says it seems to hap-
pen more often to young people,, many of these
drivers are inexperienced and may'have been
distracted by talking on their cell phones, text-
messaging; reading maps or books, fatigue,
hydroplaning, blowouts, attempts to avoid other
vehicles, changing lanes and passing other vehi-
Lt. Leeper'states these crashes occur when a
motorist panics and attempts to get back onto the
paved road by over steering the vehicle. The
severe steer angle produces a slingshot effect that
sometimes causes the car to cross the center of
the road. This puts the vehicle in the path of any
- nc'miinc vehicles .: and soT'leiUit-S ''oito the oppr'.
-ire zidr of th.- ro:id AWhn ih.- vehicle leave<
the pavement, it can also hit a tree, trael up or
down an embankment and/or overturn.
The driver can avoid these crashes. The main
items stated here come from the Florida Drivers
Handbook. First, keep your cool; do not panic! It
is not the end of the world. You are not necessarily
going to have a crash by just driving off the edge
of the road.
Take your foot off the gas pedal letting the car
slow down gradually while keeping a firm grip on
the steering wheel - steering'straight ahead to
keep the sides of the tires off the road pavement
Use brakes gradually and slightly.
SApplying the brakes hard can cause you to lose
control of the car. Wait until the road is clear (no
oncoming traffic and no one is trying to pass
you). Turn back onto the pavement at a slow
speed. Always wear your seat belt'to better pre-
pare yourself for a crash.
Parents, please pass this on to your young
people, so that they will know what to do when
this happens to them.
Frank C. Watts
Greed is the sickness
Confucius says: "When the poor starve, even
the bandits go hungry." The solution to the finan-



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cial problems of. our country'is not to lay off
workers, but rather to put people to work.
Until we make this nation productive again, we
will continue to slide into a depression. A nation
does not get rich by manipulating money.
Borrowing to bail out is as stupid as getting
another credit card to pay off the debts on the one
you have.
What is the point of filing out the big finan-
cial institutions if more and more people have lit-
tle or no use for them? You can't keep'the auto'
motive industry vibrant' by not making cars.
Henry Ford had the good sense to price his auto-
mobiles such that-his workers could buy them..
When, in essence, is this nation going to wake
up to the fact that the rich have bled the country
of all it can bleed? Only when they themselves
starve, and that is why we must have another
great depression to shake the very foundations
of a global economy rampant with greed.



What are you doing for anyone else? Why
should anyone else do for you? What does com-
munity mean to you? If you think the communi-
ty exists for your good. you are about to find out
that no one cares that you exist. A community
exists for one another, and you must do your
It's time for the preachers in churches to stop
preaching nice messages of hope in hard times
'and to start preaching messages of sin and the
need.ior repentance. Yes, sin. No matter how
white collar theft was covered up or balanced by
cooking the books Enron-style, it's still sin -
sin against God, and sin against one's fellow man.
Sit complacently if you will and say to.anyone
including yourself thatwil listen, "I'm not at fault.
I didn't do it. It didn't happen on my watch." That,
my friend, is bull! Get real.
J. Charles Cripps
Fernandina Beach

Schools club policy

O ut with the Young Democrats and equal access to meet on
likewise the Young Republicans and school premises.
good luck to those kids who might ' '"There was a request
consider a group advocating any made to recognize a Gay-
cause, such as equal rights or global warming. Straight Alliance Club at one
There's no place for such groups, depending ' ' of our schools which prompt-
on the interpretation of Nassau County School ed us to review our policies
Board Policy 5.86. , , . regarding the formation of
Policy 5.86 is about "School Clubs, " . school clubs. We found that
Organizations and Social Functions" and itN our clubs had operated under
recently has been revised by the school dis- some essentially informal
trict. Now, some of the changes are apparently FROM THE guidelines and the amended
a result of state-mandated rules or policies GOLDFISH policy provides a more formal
while others were to clarify, or to more formal- process for approving clubs in
ize, the clubs' or organizations' structures, " the schools, giving us pause
such as by-laws and finances. OK, not a prob- Coleman to assess all school clubs pur-
lem, that makes good sense. Lash suant to the amended 5.86.
Still, there are other nagging items thatan The only way to be compliant
seem to crawl between the lines, which feel with the EAA at this time was to suspend
like a gerrymandering of legal liability around school club activities until the review of each
a righteous agenda - government and its club was approved as being compliant with the
bureaucracy legislating morality. amended policy."
With this concern in mind, and after hear- We can't throw out the Constitution here in
.ing a great deal of concern and outright shock Nassau County. How can we deny the rights of
about school club and organization activities Americans, who just happen to be students, of
being abruptly halted because of the changes their right to free speech, simply because a
in Policy 5.86, I e-mailed the superintendent, board is afraid of the "content of their speech"?
Let me quote Superintendent John Ruis in Now we must muzzle all groups in fear of what
the second and third paragraphs of his reply to one might say. I am not saying that we have to
my e-mail: condone profanity, or hateful, or racist or vio-
"The primary issue regarding clubs in the lent expressions - those can be denied legally,
schools centers on the Equal Access Act (EAA) and rightly so, but that is not what this is all
and whether or not the district will have a 'lim- about, this is about some people's morals dic-
ited open forum' that allows for non-curricular taking over other people's beliefs.
clubs. Having one such non-curricular club cre- Here is the apparent sad truth of it all. In
ates a 'limited open forum' and triggers a the first draft of the proposed changes to
school's obligation under the EAA, forbidding Policy 5.86, Section VI originally stated: "... no
a school from prohibiting other groups, based club or organization which is sex-based or
on the content of their speech, from having based upon any sexual grouping, orientation

a sad step 1

or activity of any kind shall be permitted." It
was'later deleted to a non-discriminating and
safer non-litigious verbiage, but the cat was
out of the bag.
So that's it in a nutshell. It's about homo-
phobia and righteous policy makers dictating
their beliefs upon others. But because they
cannot legally single out the group they
despise, they use a hand grenade in lieu of a
pistol to eliminate their target.
But this column is not about homophobia
per se, but about throwing out the baby with
the bath water, because the homophobes are
willing to eliminate many other clubs and
organizations to accomplish their mission.
Dr. Ruis said further in his e-mail reply to
me that "I do not anticipate the suspension of
school club activities to last much longer than
sometime soon after Christmas break.
Regardless, we will have to make determina-
tions based upon the district's compliance with
the EAA as it pertains to creating an 'open lim-
ited forum."'
Still, I cannot determine whether or not my
son will be allowed to participate in the Young
Democrats club or the Senior Men's club, nor
if his counterparts in the Young Republicans
club will be allowed to participate anymore.
Section VII states in part that: "... bands,
orchestra, glee clubs and other school organi-
zations may not participate in programs of a
political nature ..." So to me, it seems that the
'Young Democrats and Young Republicans are
goners, because even if the school board
wants to allow them, groups like the
Gay/Straight Alliance will most certainly be
deemed "political," and in order to justify that,
the other clubs will have to go too.
The irony of all of this, from a policy and

practical standpoint, is that there are many
other ways in the policy to stymie "undesir-
able" fringe groups. A teacher has to be willing
to be sponsor, the principal still has to approve
the group and, most importantly, students
must want to participate - and maybe they
won't,'and the club or organization dies from a
lack of interest or support.
But in the end, it is our children who will
suffer from this heavy-handed meddling. If we
only have few "acceptable" clubs or organiza-
tions, what happens to the rest of those who
do not or choose not to fit in those boxes?
What will they tell colleges in their applica-
tions when asked'about extracurricular activi-
ties; and they say, we only have a few, because
our school board or superintendent eliminated
most of them.
Will they be looked upon in disfavor, as
"limited," "not very well-rounded," "provincial"
or simply "backwards"? Scoff as you may, but
in this day of extremely competitive higher
Education admissions standards, in a time
when more freshmen will be trying to enter
college than ever before, extracurricular activi-
ties could make or break the decision for
And thanks to the changes to Policy 5.86,
and the uncertainty of the interpretation of the
policy, our children miay be serious victims of
shortsighted and narrow-minded thinking on
the part of this school district and the selective
interpretation of the superintendent.
What a shame that we have taken a step
backward for our students, a leap backwards
for our entire community. Its not just outra-
geous, it's embarrassing.'
Coleman Langshaw ofFernandina Beach is
a contributor to the News-Leader.

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Jesus is the reason for the season

A few months ago it was Christmas.
The year has come and gone and now
it's Christmastime again. Please keep
Christ in your Christmas this year.
It's time to celebrate this special time
of the year. It's a birthday celebration
we're always happy to be a part of.
Webster's New World Dictionary
defines birthday as the day on which a
person is born or something is begun;
the anniversary of this day.
We celebrate our birthday on a day
in which our mother or someone else
told us we were born. We have only
their word, but still we believe it. There
are some who still don't believe Jesus
was born. However, when we celebrate
Christmas, we celebrate Christ's'birth-
day. The Bible says that, "When Jesus-
was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the
days of Herod the King, behold, there
came wise men from the east to
Jerusalem saying, 'Where is he that is
born King of the Jews? For we have
seen his star in the east and are come to
worship him.'"

We know the Bible
doesn't lie. Jesus was
Born and we celebrate
on Christmas Day.
Some have tried to take
Christ out of Christmas
with Happy Holiday or
Merry Xmas. Most
children know that
Santa Claus is coming
NOWPAND to town but not that
THEN Jesus was born and
this is when we cele-
brate his birthday.
Maybelle During my teaching
Kirkland experience, there too
were many students
who knew Santa but only a few knew
that we were celebrating Jesus' birth-
. day. They were asked to go home-and
ask their parents who Jesus is. They
were very excited to know about Jesus
and not just the toys that Santa Claus
was bringing.
Our children need to be taught that
Jesus is the reason for the season. The

word also says, "Train up a child in the
way he should go, and when he is old,
he will not depart from it." The training
our children receive today will be with
them the rest of their lives. From a
child, they should know the Holy
Scriptures which are able to make them
wise unto salvation, through faith which
is in Christ Jesus. Salvation is knowing
Jesus. Happy Birthday Jesus will be con-
The family of the late Alton Bradley
(nephew of Evans Jones, Ernest White,
Roby and Maybelle Brown) thanks
everyone for their comfort, for it found
its way into our hearts, easing the sor-
row and pray God's continued blessings
upon everyone.
Birthday wishes to Carol Jordan,
Charlie Jones Jr., Dario Alderman, John
Johnson Jr., Ryan Amy, Jamie Johnson,
Theo White, Sandra Palmer, Evangeline
Smith, Lexie Chatman, Wanda Blue,
Elizabeth' Perry, Delvin Miller, Eric
Brown, Victoria Roberts, Kevin Smith,
Melissa Moore and Terin Dallas.

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* The Vietnam Veterans of Nassau
County meet on the first Monday at 7
p.m. The meetings are held at the
County Building on Pages Dairy Road
next to the firehouse in Yulee. All
Vietnam Veterans who served in-coun-
try are welcome to join. Come out and
meet your buddies. Welcome home! For
information contact Lee Kaywork at 225-
8419 or elkaywork@hotmail.com.
* Yulee Optimist Club meets at noon
every Tuesday at J.D.'s Chop House in
Yulee. Call Kathy Williams at 225-0000.
* AARP lobbies for senior citizen
benefits at the national, statewide and
local level and is a social group with
service to others in mind. It meets 9:30
a.m. to noon the second Monday at the
Community Room at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St.
Call John Megna at 277-2143.
* ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge
game is Tuesdays at 6:�0 p.m. and
Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Nassau
County Council on Aging, 1367 South
18th St, just south of the hospital park-
ing lot Partners can be provided. For
more information, call 261-8681.
* The Amateur Radio Emergency
Society is looking for licensed ham
radio operators. All citizens interested in
amateur (ham) radio are invited to
monthly meetings from 7:30-9 p.m. the
first Wednesday of each month at the
Nassau County Emergency Operations
Center in Yulee. Anyone interested in
any aspect of amateur radio involving

* Amelia Island Group of Narcotics
Anonymous for anyone needing help
dealing with drugs meets at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays; 6
p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Monday at
First Assembly of God Church, 302
South 14th St. Call 800-5764357.
* Amelia Island Quilters Guild meets
at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday from
September to Jurie at the Woman's Club,
201 Jean LaFitte Blvd., Fernandina
Beach. Call Pam Wise at 321-4118 at
2774505 or visit aiq.homestead.com.
* 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 from 5:30-8:30 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 teach. Call
Commodore John Burns at 548-0089 or
Vice-Commodore Charles Steinkamp at
* American Legion Post #54 veterans
organization meets at 7:30 p.m. the first
Monday at 12S. llth St. Call Tom Gora
at 5834597.
* Books Plus Book Club for those
interested in book discussions meets at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St., Fernandina
Beach. Call Don Shaw for scheduling
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Freeman, ARES emergency coordinator, port group meets the first Wednesday at
Nassau, at 753-2612. 5:30 p.m. at the Community Room at the
* Amelia Island Chess Club meets Fernandina Beach Police Department
from 2-5 p.m. the first and third Satur-. on Lime Street. Call Betty Armenti at
day at Caf6 Karibo, 27 N. Third St, 225-0067.
Fernandina Beach. Call Dan Doulet at * Bunco Amelia meets at 7 p.m. the
261-0070. last Tuesday of the month at traveling
* Amelia Island Genealogical Society locations. Ladies of all ages are invited
for.anyone interested in tracing ances- to join for a fun time, no experience nec-
try meets the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at essary. Contact Marjorie at 491-8622.
the Community Room at the Fernandina * Byrd Wallace Veterans of Foreign
Beach Police station on Lime Street. Wars Post meets at 7:30 p.m. the second
Call Gloria Toomey at 491-3275. Monday at Kraft Athletic Club-Ten
* Amelia Masonic, 5 4dge #47 meets Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail,
every second and fourth Tuesday at the Fernandina Beach. Call Post
Masonic Lodge located at 1101 S. 14th Quartermaster Pat Beamer at 261-6416..
St., Fernandina Beach. All Master : Centre'd Women is a proudly dis-"
Masons are invited to attend. Formore organized group of wonderful women
information, contact Gene Botts, secre- :that meets at 6:30 p.ni. the third
tary, at 261-6394. Orlando Avila, Monday at Art & Antiques, 702 Centre
Worshipful Master. E-mail ameliamason St., Fernandina Beach. Call Eileen
@bellsouth.net or visit www.masterma Moore at 277-2717.
son.com/Amelia. * Communities In Schools of Nassau

County is dedicated to helping'kids suc-
ceed in school, graduate arid prepaIe for
a productive life. CIS programs a'e pro-
vided at middle and high schools across
the county and provide tutoring, after-
school academic programs, workforce
readiness skills, career exploration, indi-
vidual mentoring and coachipi services.
Services are currently proirided .at
Fernandina Beach Middle School,
Fernandina Beach High Schbol;
Callahan Middle School, West Nassau
High School and Hilliard'Middle-Senior
High School. For information, contact
Susan Milana, executive director, at 516
South 10th St., Suite 205, Fernandina
Beach, call 321-2000, e-mailinpfo@cisnas
sau.org or visit www.cisfiasiAu.org.
* Cumberland Sound'Wobdcarving
Guild is for all expertise:le-ls arid
meets at 6:30 Wednesday a~t'arious
locations. Call Bob Schlag at (912>'729-
* Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the
American Business Womenis' :'
Association is a organization of women
with diverse occupations who gather
together to provide opportunities to
help themselves and others grow per-
sonally and professionally through lead-
ership, education, networking support,
national recognition, and community
service. The group meets at 6 p.m. the
fourth Thursday of every month at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Call
Esther Schindler at 491-5790 or e-mail
-- *-Eight-Flags Needlepointers/Ameri-
can Neddlepoint Guild to promote inter-
est in needlepoint as an art meets at
1:30 p.m. the third Saturday. For infor-
mation call Chris Bryan at 261-5444.
* Fernandina Pirates Club meets at
7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every
month at Ten Acres. Call Jerry or Billie
at 548-1163.
* The Optimist Club of Fernandina
Beach meets every Wednesday at noon
in the banquet room at Sliders. Join and
become associated with other civic-
minded men and women in activities
dedicated to voluntary, constructive *
service to youth and community.
Contact Pierre LaPorte at 261-7803
* The Fernandina'Senior Squadron,
CivilAir Patrol meets the firstSaturday
of the month at 9 a.m. at the CAP
Trailer located at the Fernandina Beach
Airport. The third Wednesday of each
month at 7 p.m. is the squadron safety
meeting. For further information call
Nick Feakes 415-0131..

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j, IiIlde lhal nlmil people io:uld dio I, prevernl heir
dhikdl Wliid eIedoiil l makE th I it l li 3v
eailiiig (juses tI ilkah. l.hF ult4r de all rlelald
to lifestyle or behavior choices, According to the
American Medical Association, the leading causes of death are related to the
following: tobacco use, poor diet/physical inactivity, alcohol consumption,
infection, toxic agents, motor vehicle accidents, firearms, sexual behavior, and
illicit use of drugs., AMA, March 10, 2004-Vol, 291, No, 10) And although we
certainly can't stave off death indefinitely, we can prolong our lives by doing some
relatively simple things like not smoking, eating a balanced diet exercising
regularly, wearing seat belts and not driving too fast, not engaging in risky sexual
behaviors, and not using illicit drugs or consuming too much alcohol, This isn't
"rocket science," and it isn't "breaking news" either, Many of us too easily
rationalize our unhealthy behavior, but the bottom line is really about being
grateful to God for the precious gift of life and choosing a lifestyle that protects
and enhances that gift. Are we good stewards of God's gift, or does our lifestyle'
reflect ingratitude toward God's gift of life?

" w t de eed God is t mle, for waever a me sos,
S e d alsoi rep."
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Miss Lauren-Krohn, Mr.

Autumn Leigh Lauren-
Krohn and Henry Theodore
Pertkiewicz II, both of
Fernandina Beach, were
engaged Dec. 3, 2008.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Scott and Pattie
Krohn and Brittany Lauren of
Cooper City.
The groom-elect is the son
of Wilson and Joyce Roberts
of Fernandina Beach.


U Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. of Yulee. Great-grandmother
Drury of Fernandina Beach is Virginia Davis of Fort
announce the birth of a son, Pierce.
Kaiden Chayce Drury, born
at 6:50 a.m. Nov. 22, 2008, in U Alyssa Jenee Solis of
Fernandina Beach. The baby Fernandina Beach announces
weighed 5 pounds 6 ounces the birth of a son, Cody River
and measured 19 1/2 inches Solis, born at 9:06 p.m. Dec.
in length. He joins a brother, 3, 2008, at Baptist Medical
Michael Rayce Drury. Center in downtown Jackson-
Maternal grandparents are ville. The baby weighed 7
Larry Boen of Danville, MI., pounds 2 ounces and meas-
and Libby DelValley of ured 20 inches in length.
Fernandina Beach. The maternal grandpar-
Paternal grandparents are ents are Timothy and Karen
Johnny C. Drury of Fernan- Austin and Felix and Chandra
dina Beach and Linda Riggs Solis of Fernandina Beach.


* The Nassau County
Stroke Support Group meets
from 10-11:30 a.m. the third
Wednesday at Amelia Trace
Assisted Living, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, Fernandina
For more information or
peer support immediately fol-
lowing a stroke, call Doug
Green at 583-3342. .
* Pregnant women,
women with dependent chil-
dren and/or women attempt-
ing to regain custody of their
children are offered a multi-
tude of services through
Sutton Place Behavioral
Health, Inc. Substance abuse
services are provided at no
cost. Psychiatric services are
offered on a sliding fee scale
and Medicaid and other insur-
ances are accepted.
Assistance is also offered in
..areas of legal,-literacy and .
- education; food-and-clothing--
and more.
A Women's Group meets
from 10-11:30 a.m: on
Tuesday and from 6-7:30
p.m. Wednesday; a Women's
Empowerment Group meets
from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday
and parenting classes are
offered from 6-7 p.m. on
Tuesday. Free child care is
Call Katrina Robinson-
Wheeler at 491-2001, ext. 441,
for an appointment.
* Take Stock in Children
of Nassau County provides
Scholarships, mentors and
hope for a better future to
deserving children. A public-
private partnership, this non-
profit organization has posi-
tively affected the lives of
thousands of children.
Contact Jody Mackle at 548-
4464 or e-mail jmackle@fccj:
edu. Also visit www2.take
* For people who struggle
to lose weight, Take Off
Pounds Sensibly meets at 5

p.m. on Mondays in the com-
munity room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department on Lime Street
Call Loretta Clark at 261-4041.
* The Nassau County
Veterans' Service Office at
the Nassau County Judicial
Annex in Yulee serves.veter-
ans and-the survivng spouses
(of veterans.
For information or
appointments, call John F
Martin at 5484670 or e-mail
Hours are Monday through
Thursday, 8:30 a.n.-4 p.m.
and Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30
* Al-Anon Family Group, a
support group for family
members and friends of alco-
holics, meets each week at
the Alachua Club, 32 N. Third
in Fernandina Beach at11:00
a.m. on Sunday, Monday,
-.--Wednesday;-Fridayand - --
Saturday and at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday. For information,
call 261-7175 or 261-1813.
* The Alzheimer's/De-
mentia Support Group for
Nassau County meets the
third Thursday from 1:30-2:30
p.m.. at the Council on Aging,
1367 South 18th St,
SFernandina Beach. Nopre- �
registration is required and
meetings are open to anyone
who has an interest. Call Ann
Smith, RN., at 261-0982.
* *Armerican Cancer . ,
Society services available in
Nassau County include free
transportation to and from
cancer treatment; support
groups for breast cancer and
prostate cancer survivors or
patients and a program that
teaches techniques to people
undergoing cancer treatment
to help combat appearance-
related side effects. Programs
for men, women and teens.
Volunteers are needed.
Call (904) 249-0022 or e-mail
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FRIDAY, December 12.2008/News-Leader


Faith, perseverance and brotherly love in theface oftrue adversity

filled the balmy night
air. The thing they
feared had finally
come upon them. If it hadn't
been for a last minute warning
it's likely that none of them
would have escaped. As they
pushed through the thick veg-
etation, with the fear that now
gripped their hearts, it
became clear how much they
needed one another. "Come
quickly," the men said, as they
assisted the elderly and those
with small children. "We'll be
OK if we stick together and
stay quiet"
We were in Indonesia. I'm
sorry I don't remember the



Memorial ceremony
A memorial ceremony,
sponsored by Chabad's four
local centers, the Beaches,
Southside, St. Augustine and
Mandarin, honoring the vic-
tims of the Nov. 26 Mumbai
terrorist attack in India, will
follow an afternoon of family
carnival festivities in honor of
the onset of the holiday of
Chanukah, which is to begin
at 2 p.m. at the Jacksonville
Landing on Dec. 21. The
memorial ceremony will follow
at 4:30 p.m.
Jacksonville Mayor John
Peyton is scheduled to partici-
pate as well as a host of local
Rabbis and dignitaries along
with representatives from the
Indian-American community.
Included in the memorial cere-
monies will be the kindling of
the first light of Chanukah, on
Jacksonville's largest 10-foot
Menorah, as well as a 15-
minute documentary on the
life and work of the Holzberg
family who were killed in the
attack. The entire event is free
and open to the public.
For information contact
Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky,
Chabad at the Beaches,521
A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach,
(904) 543-9301 or e-mail

Rob Goyette

exact date -
my wife
could tell
you- but
either way
the story is
true. I still
shake my
head in
as I consider
the privilege
of being in
the presence
of such tried
and true

As we sat on the humble
stage, surrounded by the
primitive structure they were

The Music Ministry at
Memorial UMlC invites you
to hear the Christmas canta-
ta, "The Early American
Service of Lessons and
Carols" by Tim Sharp on
Dec. 14 at the &30 and 11
a.m. services. The congrega-
tion will be invited to sing
along with the choirs and
orchestra on some of the
songs. Call 261-5769.

On Dec. 14 First Presby-
terian.Church invites the
community to experience
Christmas Windows, Carols
and Cookies at the Anchor,
515 Centre St., on the corner
of North Sixth and Centre
streets. The windows will be
decorated and Victorian car-
olers, dressed in costume,
will lead carols, followed by
homemade Christmas cook-
ies. Cal 261-3837.
* * *
"A Great and Mighty
Wonder" by Tom Fettke, a
Christmas Cantata celebrat-
ing the Messiah's birth per-
formed by the Amelia
Plantation Chapel Choir with
a 20-piece orchestra featuring
concertmaster Philip Pan and
principal clarinetist Peter
Wright of the Jacksonville
Symphony, with director
Richard Dickson, will be pre-
sented during the regular
worship service on Dec. 14 at

getting ready to dedicate as
their new church building, I
couldn't help but notice the
bond that existed between
them. Somehow, the thief who
had stolen every earthly thing
they ever had was.unable to
steal their love for God and for
one another.
Actually, in the midst of
their poverty, they had some-
thing that my wife and I need-
ed. Yet there we were, pros-
perous Americans, asked to
sit on their little platform in
order to speak some profound
words to those assembled. In
reality, they should have been
speaking to us.
While I watched them fill

9:15 a.m.

Yulee Baptist Church
presents "A Christmas Star"
Dec. 14 at 7 p.m..a musical
comedy with a great mes-
sage and music by the Yulee
Baptist Church Children's
Choir. All are welcome to this
evening of merriment and
celebration. Call 225-5128.
* * *
The community is invited
to join Solid Rock Church
of God by Faith, 86138
Palm Tree Drive in Yulee for
its Christmas cantata at 11:30
a.m. on Dec. 14 during morn-
ing worship. For more infor-
mation call 225-5388.

Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church will hold
its annual Christmas cantata.
Joy to the World, performed
by the choir and bell choir,
on Dec. 14 at the 8,.m. and
11 a.m. services. Refresh-
ments will follow both servic-
es. The contemporary praise
service will be at 9:30 am. as
usual with the praise band.

New Vision Congrega-
tional Church will host the
Songspinners on Dec. 15 at 7
p.m., followed by a wine and
cheese reception. Enjoy a fes-
tive program that wil include
traditional Christmas carols,
with selections accompanied

the building both inside and
out, I couldn't help but think
about all the churches back in
the United States. How would
we do if our congregations
were attacked in the middle of
the night by terrorists? Would
we stick together and care for
one another like these believ-
ers had, or would it be every
man for himself? I have to tell
you, it was a very heart-
searching time for me and my
wife as the reality of our
Western Christianity was.
under intense examination by
the Holy Spirit.
Well, I realize this might be
a stretch, but hang with me.
Though I'm shifting gears a

by piano and flute: classical
Christmas favorites; and a
medley of Christmas music
featured in Broadway musi-
cals. The concert is free and
open to everyone.
Worship services are held
Sunday morning at 96074
Chester Road in Yulee, just
off AIA. For information,
contact the Rev. Mary
Kendrick Moore at (904) 238-
1822, or visit www.aboutame

Newly formed
SProvidence Presblterian
Church in Yulee invites
everyone to enjoy a
Christmas cantata, "Holy
Night of Miracles," featuring
the choirs of Providence
Presbyterian and Arlington
Presbyterian at 7 p.m. Dec.
17 at the church, 96537
Parliament Drive, Ste. C, off
Old Nassauville Road. A
nursery will be available.
For information or direc-
tions, call the Rev. Bob
Phelps at (904) 432-8118.

The Jewish Community
of Amelia Island will host a
Hanukkah Party on Dec. 21
at St Peter's Episcopal
Church. Members will light
the first Hanukkah candle.
For details contact Alice
Goldman at 548-1100 or e-
mail ngolent@aoLcom.

little, the partial story I just
told you is a good backdrop
for what I'm about to say. I
want to dedicate this article to
Pastor Jeff Overton, his wife
Cheri, and the congregation of
First Baptist Church of Fern-
andina Beach. Hopefully, a
few of you will have a chance
to read it. Though I realize
that your recent transition is
not to be compared to that of
our Christian brothers and sis-
ters in Indonesia - except
maybe the going through the
jungle part - your example of
faith, perseverance and.broth-
erly love has inspired us all.
I'm confident that the deep-
ened bond you all share, as a

* First Presbyterian
Church, 9 N. Sixth St, will
hold Advent communion serv-
ices Dec. 17 at noon in the
sanctuary. Everyone is invited
to participate.
* Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church will host a traditional
Family Christmas Eve Candle
Light Service at 9 p.m. Dec.
24, with Holy Communion and
Christmas carols. Al are invit-
ed to attend.
* Newly formed
Providence Presbyterian
Church, 96537 Parliament
Drive. Ste. C, off Old
Nassauville Road, will hold a
Christmas Eve Worship and
Holy Communion Service at
5:30 p.m. Dec. 24, with music
and carol singing beginning at
5 p.m. For information or
directions, call the Rev. Bob
Phelps at (904) 432-8118.
* First Baptist Church will
celebrate the birth of the
Savior with a Christmas Eve
Candles, Carols and
Communion Service on Dec.
24 at 5:30 p.m. The community
is invited. First Baptist is locat-
ed at 1600 S. Eighth St. Call
* First Presbyterian
Church, 9 N. Sixth St, will
hold Christmas Eve services
at 5:30 p.m. and 11p.m. on
Dec. 24. A family service with
children dressed in nativity
costumes will begin at 5:30

result of your pilgrimage
together, has made it all
Whilst I can't speak for all
the churches in our conmmuni-
ty, I can speak for the one that
I pastor. Thanks for staying
true to the vision and mission
that God has placed on your
'lives. Beyond the beautiful
new building that is sure to be
a central hub of Christian
activity for generations to
come, is the bold witness you
have provided for us all.
RobertL. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center
rgoy livingwatersoutreach.org.

p.m. The traditional
Candlelight Communion
Service of Worship will be at
11 p.m. For information call
Advent Communion
Services will be held on Dec.
17 at noon in the Sanctuary.
Everyone is invited.
* The community is invit-
ed to join Solid Rock Church
of God by Faith, 86138 Palm
Tree Drive in Yulee, for its
Christmas Eve Service at 7
p.m. on Dec. 24. Everyone is
invited to a celebration at the
New Year's Eve service at 10
p.m. on Dec. 31. Call the
church at 2255388.
* Bible Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 820 South
14th St., will hold a Christmas
Eve service at 7 p.m. on Dec.
24. Designed for families and
friends in the community, the
service will feature guest
musicians and the Christmas
story Nursery provided.
* The community is invit-
ed to join Yulee Baptist
Church for the annual
Christmas Eve service at 5
p.m. on Dec. 24.
The church will celebrate
the birth of the Lord and
Savior through song and the
partaking of the Lord's
Supper/Communion. All
believers are welcome to par-.
ticipate in the Lord's Supper.
Call 225-5128.

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Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
- First Sunday Each Month -
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Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ...... 7:00P.M.
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colors as their annual fund-
raiser to promote public inter-
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Purchase tickets at the St.
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landscape irrigation

PALATKA - The St. Johns
River WaterG Manaement Watering is limited to two days a we,
District's Governing Board
adopted rule amendments during daylight saving time and
Tuesday that will tighten the o day eek during EST
district's irrigation restrictions, one day a week during EST
effective March 8.
Under the amended rule, Time is in effect, residential ment, the rule enco
landscape irrigation will be lim- landscape irrigation will be lim- local governments to
ited to two days a week during ited to Saturdays at odd-num- ordinances that are con
daylight saving time and one bered addresses or no with the district's rule.
day a week during Eastern address, Sundays at even-num- The board also ap:
Standard Time. bered addresses and Tuesdays an amendment to remc
The amended rule also sets for non-residential landscape posed restrictions on t
the days of the week that res- irrigation. of reclaimed water an
idential and non-residential In addition, ilo landscape cled storm water and ga
users can. irrigate - irrigation is allowed between mission to initiate a si
Wednesday and Saturday for 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., as in the rulemaking process fo
residential landscape irriga- current rule. provisions.
tion at odd-numbered address- Additionally, under the Some reclaimed wa
es or.no address, Thursday amended rule, landscape ities have expressed c
and Sunday for residential irrigation will be limited to an about those provisions
landscape irrigation at even- inch of water per irrigation irrigation rule amend
numbered addresses and zone on each day that irriga- mostly due to facility an
Tuesday and Friday for non- tion occurs, and to no more structure limitations.
residential landscape irriga- than one hour per irrigation For information abi
tion during daylight saving zone on each day that irriga- rule, visit the district's
time. tion occus. at www.sjrwmd.com/
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Hurricane season ends -

time to ponder next year

early extended-range forecast
for 2009 calls for somewhat
above-average Atlantic basin
hurricane activity, according to
a new report from the Tropical
Meteorology Project at
Colorado State University. The
report marks the 26th year of
the CSU hurricane forecasting
team, which is led by Philip
Klotzbach and William Gray.
The team's first extended-
range forecast for the 2009 hur-
ricane season anticipates 14
named storms forming in the
Atlantic basin between June 1
and Nov. 30. Seven of the 14
storms are predicted to become
hurricanes, and of those seven,
three are expected to develop
into intense or major hurricanes
(Saffir/Simpson category 3-4-
5) with sustained wifds of 111
mph or greater.
'"We're forecasting an above-
average season based on our
early assessment of factors that
influence an active hurricane
season including warm Atlantic
sea surface temperatures and
the likely absence of El Nino
conditions," said Klotzbach, lead
author of the forecasts,, in a
press release. "The media and
general public should realize
that there is a large amount of
uncertainty with our early
December prediction, issued
seven months prior to the start
of the hurricane season."
This forecast is based on an
extended-range early December
statistical prediction scheme
that uses 58 years of data. This
statistical model explains a con-
siderable amount of hurricane

variability in hindcasts issued
from 1950-2007. Over this time
period, the three-predictor
scheme correctly forecast
above- or below-average sea-
sons in 45 out of 58 years. The
forecast model also successful-
ly predicted an above-average
season in 2008.
The entire forecast report is
available at http://hurricane.at
"We are currently in an
active period for Atlantic hurri-
cane activity. This active cycle in
the Atlantic basin is expected
to continue for another decade
or two at which time we should
enter a quieter Atlantic major
hurricane period like during the
periods from 1970-1994 and
1901-1925," Gray said.
The CSU hurricane forecast
team also predicts a 63 percent
chance that at least one major
hurricane will make landfall on
the U.S. coastline in 2009. The
long-term average probability
is 52 percent.
For the U.S. East Coast,
including the Florida Peninsula,
the probability of a major hur-
ricane making landfall is 39 per-
cent (the long-term average is
31 percent). For the Gulf Coast
from the Florida Panhandle
west to Brownsville, the proba-
bility is 38 percent (the long-
term average is 30 percent).
The team predicts above-
average major hurricane landfall
risk in the Caribbean.
Along with the report, the
team has updated the Landfall
Probability website that pro-
vides probabilities of tropical
storm-force, hurricane-force and

major hurricane-force winds
making landfall at specific loca-
tions along the U.S. East and
Gulf Coasts within a variety of
time periods. U.S. landfall prob-
abilities are available for 11
regions and 205 individual coun-
ties along the U.S. coastline
from Brownsville, Texas, to
Eastport, Maine.
The web site, available to the
public at www.e-transitorg/hur-
ricane, is the first publicly acces-
sible Internet tool that adjusts
landfall probabilities for regions
and counties based on the cur-
rent climate and its projected
effects on the upcoming hurri-
cane season. Klotzbach and
Gray update the site regularly
with assistance from the Geo-
Graphics Laboratory at Bridge-
water State College in Massa-
The hurricane team's fore-
casts are based on the premise
that global oceanic and atmos-
pheric conditions - such as El
Nino and tropical Atlantic sea
surface temperatures - that pre-
cedd active or inactive hurri-
cane seasons in the past pro-
vide meaningful information
about trends in future seasons:
For 2009, Gray and the hur-
ricane forecast team expect con-
tinued warm tropical and north
Atlantic sea surface tempera-
tures, prevalent in most years
since 1995, as well as the
absence of El Nino conditions -
a recipe for enhanced Atlantic
basin hurricane activity.
The team will issue updates
of its 2009 Atlantic basin hurri-
cane forecast on April 7, June 2,:
Aug. 4, Sept. 2 and Oct. 1.

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Pirates conquer Trinity Christian, push record to 6-0


The Pirates are rolling, racking up wins to
boast a 6-0 overall record and a 4-0 mark in the
district Their latest victim was Trinity Christian.
The Pirates beat the Conquerors 71-56 at home
S"'he first half of trinity game I think we played
as well as we have all year," said Matt Schreiber,
Fernandina Beach High School boys basketball
coach. "We didn't do near as good a job in the sec-
ond half of the game. With a big lead, we tried
to work on our zone defense a little bit, which we
don't play very often. It's something you need to
have in case you need to go to it. It's something
we need to improve upon. *
"I think this team overall understands very
well what is needed to play good team basketball,
which is to share the basketball, to understand
what teammates' strengths are, to get the ball

into position and utilize those. It's been a total
team effort."
It was junior Tai Alford's turn as the leading
scorer for the Pirates Tuesday. He scored 15
points, pulled down six boards, had one assist
and one steal.
'Tai played on the JV team last year,"
Schreiber said. "He has been a big asset for us."
Alford wasn't the lone Pirate in double-fig-
ure scoring. Jake Brogdon scored 12, Terin
Dallas had 11 and Patrick Garvin and Zach
Rocheleau chipped in 10 apiece. Dallas and
Garvin had five rebounds apiece and Brogdon
had five assists. Dallas also had four steals and
Brogdon had two.
The Pirates will take their game on the road
tonight to take on the West Nassau Warriors in
Callahan. They're back home Saturday to host
another county foe, the Hilliard Flashes. Varsity
boys tip-off is 7:30 p.m. The varsity girls play at
6 p.m. Saturday.

"This season we just got off to a fast start
because we had a great summer as far as. com-
mitment on our players' parts," Schreiber said.
"And those guys that were a part of the summer
program you can see how much they've
A week ago, the Pirates defeated the Yulee
Hornets in the teams' first matchup of the season.
The rematch is Jan. 16 in Yulee.
"More than anything else it's fun to be in an
atmosphere that is as charged as that one is,"
Schreiber said of the. Yulee game.'"I'll compli-
ment the fans and their fans on having good
sportsmanship. I think it's obvious that Coach
(Don) Burton knows what he's doing as far as
developing a group into a team. I think there
will be a tremendous difference (Jan. 16)."
* The Yulee Hornets dropped to 4-3 with
Tuesday's 76-44 loss to Ribault Senior Demetrius
Small lead the Hornets with 16 points.
"They're very talented," Burton said. "We've

got to gain a better understanding of the game
and how to play it to beat teams like that."
Yulee hosts Bishop Snyder tonight and trav-
els to Trinity Christian Saturday.
S* The FBHS girls basketball team lost to
Bishop Snyder 38-31 Monday. Snyder avenged an
earlier loss (31-29) to the FBHS Lady Pirates.
"This was going to be a close game," said
Mike Landtroops FBHS girls basketball coach.
"Bishop Snyder held theirlead throughout the
entire game. We tied the score early in the third
quarter but could not take the lead. The girls kept
the game close until the end and we made one
last push.
"With about 45 seconds on the clock, the
Pirates were down by four (35-31). We had a
chance at a three and missed. At that point, we
had to foul the rest of the game and create some
quick offense and we just could not put any
points up on the board.
"Overall a great effort by all the Pirates."


The Fernandina Beach and Yulee middle school basket- '
ball teams squared off in Yulee Tuesday. The YMS 4.
Hornets beat the Pirates 51-27 in the boys game. The . .
FBMS girls were victorious over the Lady Hornets. N^. '
Above,.the boys battle for a rebound. Right, Yulee's '
Aaron Weile shoots the ball. He scored five points for . .,
Yulee. Top scorer was Yulee's Allen Ra.bon with 16. . ,
Casey Mack led FBMS with 14. Far right, Fernandina 'i
Beach High School junior varsity player Jordan/ . -
McIntosh shoots for the Pirates while Zack Camp :'
defends the basket Dec. 5 against the Yulee Hornets.
FBHS won 51-44. .

The University of Nebraska
Clemson University in the Jan. !
Minolta Gator Bowl. The Ne
Cornhuskers, the Big 12 Con
representative, finished their
season on a three-game winning
and with an overall record of 8
match-up will mark their first
ance in the Gator Bowl Classic
The Clemson Tigers, the .
Coast Conference representative
7-5 record entering the Konica
Gator Bowl and has won four o

Clemson to playing Gator Bowl
willplay five games. ThiswillbeClemson's ninth great bowlmatch up in Jacksonville on
IKonica appearance in the Konica Minolta Gator New Year's Day," said Chairman Brian
ebraska Bowl, more than any other school, but.. Going.
ference its first appearance since the Jan. 1, "Playing Nebraska is very special
regular 2001, contest when the Tigers lost to for all Clemson fans because of the
g streak Virginia Tech 41-20. Clemson has a 4- 1982 Orange Bowl. Nebraska is.one of
1-4. This 4 overall record in the Konica Minolta the great college football programs and
appear- Gator Bowl. it will be a special day in Jacksonville
. "Nebraska and Clemson are truly whenwe face them on Jan. 1," said
Atlantic among the greatest of football tradi- Clemsort Coach Dabo Swinney.
re, has a tions in the nation. The Cornhuskers The Jan. 1 Konica Minolta Gator
Minolta and Tigers have had exciting seasons Bowl will mark the first bowl appear-
f its last and we are looking forward to a truly ance as head coach for both Nebraska

Classic Jan.
.Coach Bo Pelini and Swinney. It wili
also be the first time the Cornhuskers
and the Tigers have played since the
1982 Orange Bowl, which Clemson won
22-15 to win its only nation~ chamipi-
The 64th annual Gator Bowl will be
played Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. in Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium. Tickets -and infor-
mation are available at www.gator-
bowl.com. Visit www.kmbssports.com
to register for a chance to win'a trip
for two to the 2009 Gator Bowl.


Run just a

day away
Fer thi .\ews Leader
Fernandina Beach's annual
Chri'timias.-season road race is
coming up Saturday morning.
The Reindeer Run 5K/10K,
1.5-mile walk and children's
runs will begin at 8:30 a.m. at
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Anyone vluho hasn't regis-
tered for the 5K. 10, walk can
do so Saturday from 7-8 a.m.
at the recreation center.
Runners and walkers will
receive jingle bells for their
shoes and raffle prizes will be
given away at the post-race
awards ceremony, including a
four-day, three-night stayatthe
Amelia Island Plantation. (You
must be present to win.)
Children's fun runs with
Santa Claus will begin at 9:-15
'a.irh. Regitratdfi'f6 r the 'ATff
runs. ftor children age 10 and
younger, will be until 9:30 a.m.
Hundreds of runners are
expected for the 5K and 10K,
with routes through Fort
Clinch State Park. Motorists
along Atlantic Avenue can
expect delays around 8:30 a.nm.
for the race start and from
about 8:45-10 a.m. as runners
return from the park and cross
Atlantic Avenue to reach the
finish line on Jean Lafitte
SFree parking will be avail-
able at the recreation center or
you can park at the municipal
lot at Nlain Beach and walk to'
the race site, Come early for
best parking.
For information, visit www.'
AmeliaIslandRunners.com or
call 491-0369 or 277-8365.

Deck halls butbe careful

A report from the Centers for
Disease Control estimates
that some 6,000 people will
sustain Christmas decora-
tion-related injuries this holiday sea-
son. While the most serious of those
may involve falling off the roof while
trying to string the lights, other
mishaps are seen, such as falling from
the ladder while trying to reach the
top of the tree. As you might imagine,
injuries to men are more common and
fractures represent the most common
reason for presentation to the emer-
gency room.
Annually, thousands of people get
hurt falling from their ladders while
working on their rooftops. Often it is a
place many of them simply should not
be. Each year there are approximately
more tan 400,000 people who fall from
ladders and end up needing emer-
gency medical treatment, according to
statistics from the Consumer Product
Safety Commission. Worse, some 300
people a year lose their lives.
I once took care of a man who fell
from his roof while trying to string
some Christmas lights across the top
of his house. He leaned out too far,
the ladder slipped and he ended up in
the hospital for a few days with a leg
fracture that required surgery.
Thanks to him, I have since been able
to get out of doing this at my house.
I have had many other cases of
people hurt in similar manners. They
are up there for all sorts of reasons -
blowing leaves, cleaning gutters,
washing windows and adjusting the
satellite dish to name a few. Why they
are up there really doesn't matter
because gravity treats them all the
same. Injuries range from wrist frac-
tures to spinal cord and head trauma
to death. For elderly persons, the
risks are even greater since balance is

often compromised,
strength is reduced
and bones are more
If you must climb
S up there, there are
S some steps you can
take to reduce your
' risk for injury or
accident Many of
these accidents
SPORTS could be prevented
with some simple
MEDICINE precautions, such as
GREGORY making sure your
ladder is on even
SMITH. M.D. ground and have
- ... someone steady it
from below. You
should keep your body centered
between the rails.of the ladder at all
times and avoid reaching too far
above or to the sides of the ladder.
Never step on the top step of the lad-
If you have to get up on your roof,
you should do so at a time when the
roof is completely dry, without any
moisture'from recent precipitation or
dew. A ladder should always have four
points of contact with the working sur-
face and pressure on each leg should
be proportional. The climberr must
always maintain three points of con-
tact with the ladder.
This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine and.
safety. It is not intended to serve as a
replacementfor treatment by a doctor.
It is only designed to offer guidelines on
the prevention, recognition and care of
inju-ries and illness. 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. Call
261-8787 or visit www.gsmithmd.com.


Yulee Middle School's soccer teams hosted Fernandina Beach's Pirates Tuesday. Left, the FBMS
and YMS girls teams battle in front of the goal. Right, Emily Wilson dribbles for the Lady Pirates.
The teams will be back in action Saturday at YMS for the Nassau County championships. The
championship games are slated for noon (girls) and 1:30 p.m. (boys). The Fernandina Beach High
School girls soccer team improved to 9-4-1 with Tuesday's 4-1 win over Bishop Snyder. Tara:
Whitaker scored two goals and Ashley Mooneyhan and Jennifer Stelmach scored one apiece. IHope
Swan. and Stelmach had the assists. The FBHS girls are at home Monday,at'6 p.m.


Jacksonville hosts Green Bay Packers Sunday

UP NEXT: The Jacksonville
Jaguars (4-9) are at home Sunday,
hosting the Green Bay Packers (5-
8) at Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
LAST GAME: The Jaguars
dropped to 4-9 overall with a 23-10
loss at Chicago last week. The

Jags controlled the ball for 32:03
and outrushed the Bears 119 to 86
but couldn't overcome a 20-3 half-
time deficit. Maurice Jones-Drew
finished with 102 yards from scrim-
mage and led the team with seven
receptions for 43 yards.
Linebacker Daryl Smith registered
a team-high 12 tackles while DB

Brian Williams made 10 tackles.
will be televised regionally on FOX
and locally on WAWS Channel 30.'
Games are broadcast on local sta-
tions WOKV AM and FM (690,
106.5) and the Jaguars Radio


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The second annual Turkey
Bowl flag football tourna-
ment was played Nov. 28.
This tournament raises
money for the student
ministry, X-Change, at The
SJourney Church for mis-
sion work over the sum-
mer and for camp for stu-
dents who cannot afford to
go. The first-place winners
were the Dirty Byrdz,
above. Redemption, below,
placed second. Sean
O'Steen and Stacie
Richardson, right, were
the most valuable players.

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Pop Warner meets
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner will meet
at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Parents are invited to par-
ticipate in the open board nomination meet-
ing. All 2009 executive and at-large board
member positions are open for nomination.
Call Stacy Black at 310-6079; leave message.

Soccer registration
Amelia Island Youth Soccer onUne regis-
tration is open for the spring season. Visit
www.aiysoccer.org. Register in person from 9-
11 a.m. Jan. 10 and 17 and from 5-7 p.m.
Jan. 15 at the concession stand at the fields
on Bailey Road. New players must mail a
copy of their birth certificate to 96270 High
Pointe Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Call Raquel at 753-0602.

Vendola back in the ring
Chris Vendola of Fernandina Beach is 6-0
as a professional boxer and will be back inthe
ring tonight at Bourbon Street Station, 1770
St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m.; the first fight is at 7:30 p.m.
SChris Wingate of Fernandina Beach
makes his pro debut. Sherman Williams, a
heavyweight boxer with a 38-5 record and a
pair of belts, fights in the main event. Tickets
start at $20 and can be purchased in advance
by calling 556-1679 or at the door.,

Reindeer Run
Registration is open for the 2008 Reindeer
Run 5K/10K, walk and children's runs Dec.'
13. The 5K/10K runs and 1.5-mile walk will
start at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center
at 8:30.a'.m. and run through Fort Clinch State
Park. This year's 5K/10K will feature electron-
ic chip timing and Santa Claus will join the
kids age 10 and younger in their half-mile and
one-mile fun runs at 9:45 a.m.
All 5K/10 i runners and walkers who regis-
ter in advance receive a coupon good for a
free breakfast at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge. Pre-
registered runners and walkers also get a T-
After the race, 5K/10K runners and walk-
ers are eligible to win a four-day, three-night
getaway at the Amelia Island Plantation;
Entry forms are available at the McArthur
Family YMCA, Red Otter Outfitters and Pak's
Karate Academy. Entry forms and online reg-
istration are also available at www.amelia
islandrunners.com. Entry fees are $25. Entry
fee for the children's runs is $10. Visit the AIR
website or call 491-0369.

Yulee Little League sign-ups
Yulee Little League registration is from 10
a.m. to noon Jan.'3, 10, 17 and 24, from 4:30-
6:30 p.m Jan. 26-30 and from 8 a.m. to noon
Jan. 31. Tryouts will be Jan. 30-31.. Fee is $75
per child; siblings are additional $50 each.
Birth certificate and proof of residency
Umpires clinic is from 10 a.m.;to noon Feb'..
14 arid 21.' Mdridge iYdb'chi's'meeting is at
6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Opening day is March
scheduled for 7.

Babe Ruth regisration
Femandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
registration for the spring season for baseball
and softball. Register players online at
www.leaguelineup/fernandina or at the ball-
park. ' .

Fees are $70 ($75) if registered through
Jan. 10; $90 ($95) if registered from Jan. 11-
17; and $105 ($110) from Jan. 18 until teams
are full.
Register in person from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 7
and 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 and
17. The ballpark is located at 1001 Beech St.
in Fernandina Beach.

Pop Warner coaches
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is accept-
ing applications for all 2009 football and cheer
head and assistant coaches. Contact Stacy
Black at 310-6079. Leave a message.

Fitness programs
* OutFIT outdoor fitness and conditioning
program for men and women of all levels to
get in better shape with whole body exercise
regimens that develop upper and lower body
strength, endurance, core strength, speed
and agility includes daily workouts, nutritional
guidance, fitness education. Classes are
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45
a.m. or 9 a.m. Visit www.PersonalBest
Sports.net or call 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. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also offered. Call
699-5408 or e-mail reedntoni@aol.com.
* Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
offers nutritional counseling, personal training,
group fitness classes; strength training and
cardio, group cycling, childcare, juice bar, tan-
ning and saunas. Flexible membership
options. Visit www.clubl4fitness.com.
* The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080 or visit www.firstcoastymca.
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 buffy actd@gmail.com.
* 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.

Yoga cases
* Y Yoga, 961687-201E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
* 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
S, :Kinderstudios, 528 S. EightoySt;, offers
yoga for adults. Call 321-2864.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
* Personal Best Sports. Visit www.Person
alBestSports.net or call Deborah Dunham,
(904) 624-0027.
* Island Rejuvacations offers yoga and
lunch at Nassau Health Foods, 833 T.J.
Courson Road. Call.415-3036 or 277-3158.' .


Femandina Beach Parks Team standings
& Recreation Department T.A. Sports . . 16-0
Adult Co-ed Softball League Anytime Fitness 12-4
Sun Gallery 12-4
Dec. 8 Stevenson Collision 11-5
T.A.'Sports 19 Foster Drywall 9-7
Coker. Crane 1 Palace Saloon 8-8
Coker Crane 8-8
Stevenson Collision 7 Morrow Insurance 6-10
Foster Drywall (forfeit) 0 Ferreira Insurance 4-12
Memorial Methodist 1-15
Morrow Insurance 15 Lushes, 1-15
Memorial Methodist 4
'Palace 15 fbflsoftball for team and individual
Ferreira Insurance .14 statistics.


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Bassmasters meet Flotilla 14-01 meets at the
Amelia Island Light-house
Nassau Bassmasters, facility once a month and its
associated with the BASS patrol boats assist other
National Federation and the boaters on local Georgia and
Florida BASS Federation, Florida waters.
meets the third Thursday
each month in Yulee.
Membership is open to any- NSFA meets
one at least 16 years old. Call The Nassau Sport
Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282 Fishing Association meets
or Billy Kittrell at 225-0267. the second Wednesday of
each month at 7:30 p.m. and
Join the auxiliary the fourth Wednesday at 7
p.m. at the Ten Acres Kraft
The United States Coast Athletic Club. Membership
Guard Auxiliary needs vol- is open to the public. For
unteers. It is composed of information, call 261-9481 or
uniformed non-military vol- visit www.fishns fa.com.
unteers who assist the Coast
Guard in all of its varied mis- 4-H shoo ig spo^ r
sions, except for military 4 sho ng rt
and direct law enforcement. The Nassau County 4-H
These men and women can Safety and Education in
be found on the nation's Shooting Sports club meets
waterways, in the air, in at 6 p.m. Monday.
classrooms and on the dock. Locations alternate between
Training opportunities, the shooting range and the
most of which are free, multi-purpose building locat-
include boat crew and ed.next to the extension
coxswain (small boat opera- office at the fairgrounds in
tor) vessel examiner, boating Callahan.
safety class instructor, public The program provides a
affairs, marine visitor and positive experience for youth
others. Applicants must be a and promotes the safety and
U.S. citizen, at least 17 years ethical use of firearms.
old and pass a basic back- Enrollment in 4-H is
ground check. There are no required, but simple and
upper age limits or height or free.
weight standards (although Youth must be at least 10
boat crew must perform cer- years old. Call Allison Haga
tain tasks). There are no at (904) 765-7158 for more
minimum service hours, information.


Boys Basketball Girls Soccer
Dec. 12 at West Nassau* 6/7:30, Dec. 15 BOLLES* 6:00,
Dec.,13 HILLIARD 430/7:30 Dec. 17 PAXON 6:00
Dec. 16 at Baldwin* 6/7:30 Jan. 6 BISHOP KENNY 6:00"
Dec. 18-20 at Port Charlotte toumey 830 Jan. 8 YULEE 5:30
Dec. 19-20 JV tourneyat WNHS TBA Jan. 9 at Trinity 6:00
Dec: 29-30 at Bishop Snyder tourney TBA Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 5:30
Jan. 6 at Ribault' 6/7:30 Jan. 15 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Jan. 9 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30 Jan. 20-23 District at Bolles TBA
Jan. 10 at Bolles' 6/730 'District 4-3A
Jan. 16 . at Yulee 6/7:30
Jan. 20 at Trinity 6/7:30 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan. 23 EPISCOPAL' 6/7:30 Wrestling
Jan. 24 at Hiliard 6/730 Dec. 12-13 Capital City, Tallahassee 12:00
Jan. 27 BOLLES 6/7:30 Dec. 18 COUNTY. TBA
Jan. 30-31 JOHNNY T. SMITH (county)TBA Jan. 7 at Fletcher 5:00
Feb. 9-14 DISTRICTTOURNAMENT TBA Jan. 9-10 Clay tournament 12:00
*District 4-3A games to determine seeding Jan. 15 FIRST COAST 6:00
Jan. 21 SANDALWOOD 5:00
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Jan. 23-24 Terry Parker JV dual 3:00
Boys Basketball Feb. 7 District 3-1A TBA
Dec. 12 BISHOP SNYDER* 6/7:30 Feb. 13-16 Region 1-1Aat Starke TBA
Dec. 13 -atTrinityChristian* 6/7:30 *Feb. 19-21 State at Lakeland 10:00
Dec. 16- at Bolles' 6/7:30
Dec. 19-20 Emmitt G. Coakley Classic (WN) YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Jan. 2-3 at Menendez tournament Girls Soccer
Jan. 5 PONTE VEDRA 6/730 Dec. 15 at Jackson 5:30
Jan. 9 at Baldwin 6/7:30 Dec. 17 at Raines 5:30
Jan. 13 EPISCOPAL' 6/7:30 Dec.,18 at Lee 530
Jan. 15 TRINITY CHRISTIAN 6/730 Jan.8 at Femandina Beach 5:30
Jan. 16 FERNANDINA BEACH 6/7:30 Jan. 13 at Trinity Christian 5:30
Jan. 20 BOLLES 6/7:30 Jan. 15 at West Nassau 5:30
Jan. 23 at West Nassau ' 6/7:30
Jan. 30-31 JohnnyT. Smith (FBHS) YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Feb. 3 TRINITY CATHOLIC 5:30/7 Boys Soccer
Dec. 17 at Raines 5:30
Girls Basketball Jan. 3 at Mandarin Christian 11am
Dec. 15 BAKER COUNTY " 6:00 'Jan. 8 at Fernandina Beach 7:20
Dec. 18-19 COUNTYTOURNAMENT TBA Jan. 13 atTrinityChristianjg-1 7:3,
Jan. 6 . 6 i Bd.r. , 0 ant MWest Nassau 7;'.-
Jan. 8 ' En ,-..F'r. 6:00 F BI . I-
Jan. 9 at Trinity Christian 6:00 FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Jan. 12 WEST NASSAU 6:00 Soccer
Jan. 13 at Episcopal 6:QO Dec. 13 County at Yulee TBA
Jan. 16 at Bishop Snyder 6:00 Dec. 18 at Providence 5/6:30
Jan. 21 BOLLES 6:00 Jan. 8 Division playoffs (North bye),
Jan. 23 FERNANDINA BEACH 6:00 Jan. 10 Conference championships TBD
Jan. 27 HILLIARD 6:00
Girls Basketball Jan. 8 Conference playoffs 6:00
Dec. 13 HILLIARD 6:00 Jan. 10 . Conference championship 12:00
Dec. 18-19 County at Yulee TBA
Jan. 8 at Baldwin 6:00 YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
SJan. 12 EPISCOPAL* 6:00 Basketball
Jan. 15 at West Nassau 6:00 Dec. 16 at Hilliard 5/630
Jan. 16 BOLLES 6:00 Jan.8 , CALLAHAN 5/6:30
Jan. 22 TRINITY 6:00 Jan. 13 BAKER COUNTY .,.. 5/6:30
Jan. 23 at Yilee 6:00 'Jan.'15 at Fernandina 2/3:45
Jan. 24 at Hilliard 6:00 Jan. 17 County at FBMS
Jan. 27 at Baker County 6:00 Note: Girls play first except Jan. 15
Feb. 2-7 District 4-3A at Baldwin TBA
B Team Basketball..
Boys Soccer' ''
Dec. 16 BOLLES* 5-30/720 Basketball
Jan. 7 at Clay 5:30/7:20 Dec. 18 BAKER COUNTY 5/6:15
Jan. 8 YULEE 720 Jan. 7 at Callahan 4 5/6:15
Jan. 9 TERRY PARKER 5:30/720 Jan. 9 YULEE , 2/3:45
Jan. 12 at Providence 5:30/7:20 Jan. 13 COUNTY SEMIFINALS 4-7:30
Jan. 13. WEST NASSAU 7:20 Jan. 15 . COUNTY CHAMP. 5/6:15'
Jan. 16 MIDDLEBURG 530/720 Jan. 20 Conference semifinal
Jan. 20 at Ridgeview 5:30/7:20 Jan. 22 Conference finals
Jan. 22 at Wolfson 5:30/7:20
Jan. 26-30 District at Episcopal TBA FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
*District 4-3A JV1 Basketball
Dec. 13 County at Callahan


- The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (visit city.website, .
www.fbfl.us) is offering the
following activities:
* Adult volleyball is from
7-9 p.m. Tuesday and
Friday and from 5-7 p.m.
Sunday at Peck Gym. Cost
is $1 per day for-city resi-
dents ($3 non-city);
SOpen basketball is Mon-
days, Wednesdays and
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Saturday 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 resi-
dents'($30 non-city). Person-
al 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
* Sign up for the Fernan-
dina Beach SKATE League
through Jan. 13. Weekly ,
games, two-person teams,.
three-month season. Fee is
$10. Call Russ Johnson at
* Swim/snorkel with man-
atees in Crystal River Dec.
22 or Feb. 21. Ages 10 and

up. Fee ($60) includes
Manatee Experience, trans-
portation and snorkeling
gear, if'needed. Tentative
agendaiavailable atthe ,
Atlantic Center or e-mail
Kathy Russell at krussell@
fbfl.org, Register at the
Atlantic Recreation Center.
, Flag football tournament
Jan. 3 at the Fernandina
'Beacht Athletic Complex on
Bailey Road. Format is four-
on-four with Let-It-Fly rules.
Men's and coed divisions (at
least one female for co-ed).
Round robin or pool play fol-
Ibwbd by single or double
elimination. Team fee ($75)
is due Dec. 30. Register at
Atlantic Center. Pre-tourna-
ment rules meeting is at 8
a.m. the day of tournament.
Games begin at 9a.m. Call
Jay at 277-7364 (jrobertson
@fbfl.org) or Jason at 277-
7256 brownw@ fbfl.org).
* Winter Challenge co-ed
softball tournament Jan. 24
at the Ybor Alvarez softball
fields is open to all city
league teams and prospec-
tive teams for spring season.
Round robin play is followed
by single elimination for the
top three teams. Teams must
supply own 11-inch and 12-
inch .44cor/375 compression
softballs and wear matching
uniform shirts. Team fee is
$110 and due Jan. 19. First-
place team wins T-shirts and
half-price spring team fee
($200); Runner-up prize also
awarded. Register at Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Contact Jason at 277-7256
or jbrown@fbfl.org.


Jeff Bennett recently landed this trophy speck, weighing 6.9 pounds.

Cigar minnows luring red snapper

Looks like a recent
front that passed
through yesterday
mayhanmper deep
water fishing this weekend
with high winds that typically
follow fronts. Offshore fishing
in recent days has been noth-
ing short of spectacular for
good-eating red snapper, gag
grouper, black sea bass and
Some of the better catches
of red snapper have been
coming while fishing with live
cigar minnows. However,
recent reports of offshore
baitfish schools have been
pretty slim. Once again the
better fishermen kiiow where
the live bait schools are hold-
ing and are.scoring big with
red snapper weighing to 20
pounds. Look for some of the
better red snapper catches to
come from FA, HH and FC
reefs. Local offshore angler
Gary Palmer recommends
"Rabbit's Lair." All of these
deep-sea fish havens are
marked with GPS coordinates
on the local offshore fishing
Backwater fishing should
produce excellent catches of
redfish and sea trout this
, weekend. During the begin-
.,i-r nlg :of the \czek. big.catch8es
of redfish and sea trout were
made on both Monday and
Tuesday during the early

falling tide.
Some of
the better
catches were
. made while
fishing close
to and under
a boat docks
that are
ON THE located in
WATER the Bell's
TERRY Langsford
LACOss Jackson
*- Creek and
the Amelia River. Sea trout
are running on the deep sides
of the boat docks during the
high falling tides while red-
fish are holding on the shal-
low sides of the boat docks
during high tide and on the
deep side of the boat docks
during low tide periods.
The best fishing technique
for both sea trout and redfish
is drifting a live shrimp under
a small float. Adjust the depth
of the live shrimp so that the
shrimp drifts just off the bot-
Surf fishermen will have
an excellent tide this week-
end while targeting good-eat-
ing beach whiting. High tide
along the be-ache-s arri\ es at
8:56 a.m. and a lo:I ti de at
3:01 p.m. Whiting are biting
along the beaches where


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Gary Palmer is pictured with a beautiful Amelia Island
red snapper. Snapper are biting at many of Amelia
Island's offshore fish havens.

there is a runmout while fish- fbnewsleader.com, mail them
ing on the bottom with fresh to .O. Box 766, Fernandina
shrimp. Beach, FL 32035, or drop
T. i.et News-Lleat.Ur cn.on'- them by the office at 511 Ash
ages local anglers to submit St. in Fernandina Beach. Call
photographs of their catches. E- Beth Jones at 261-3696for
mail photos to bjones@ more information.


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'Christmas Carole a

tradition for Scrooge

veteran Tony Triano


the audience with a
sneer and a scowl
Sunday as,Scrooge in
Tod Booth's production of
"Christmas Carole" at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre, he
probably recognized some famil-
iar faces.
This is Triano's 17th season
playing the cranky old humbug in
the perennial family favorite, and
he hasn't grown tired of the role
In fact, Triano is so familiar to
audiences - including some who
saw him in "Christmas Carole"
when they were youngsters and
now bring their own children to
the show - that around town peo-
ple approach him exclaiming,
"You're Mr. Scrooge. They look at
me as that character!"
"It's become a tradition for a
lot of people. I have met people
who have come year after year,"
said Triano. "It's kinda nice."
He said he keeps the role fresh
with the help of Booth and his fel-
low actors, including Kenneth
Uibel, the booming bass who has
played Marley and the Ghosts of
Christmas Past, Present and
Future for several years now.
Henry Brewster, who has
reprised the roles of Fizziwig and
the undertaker for the last four

years, has had.some part in
Alhambra's "Christmas Carole"
fqr 19 years.
"I think that every year, with
Tod's help, we are able to find
something new in the character,"
said Triano of the crew. "After all
these years, there's always some-
thing new to discover."
The musical by Bruce Allen
Scudder is narrated by Scrooge's
nephew, Fred, played masterfully
by Jared Miller. It's a pretty and
festive score - even heart-rending
at times, such as the soulful
"Better Than Then" by Kelly
Atkins as the heartbroken Belle,
Scrooge's fiance in Christmas
For the diminutive C. Kyle
Cox, whose love of theater began
when he attended the 2003 pro-
duction of "Christmas Carole" in
celebration of his third birthday
(and who has seen every produc-
tion since), this year's show real-
izes a long-held dream. He may be
small in stature, but he plays Tiny
Tim with heart enough to fill the
And for the Booth family,
'Christmas Carole" has become a
family holiday affair, with Tod
Booth as director and choreogra-
pher, his wife Lisa Valdini as
Molly Fizziwig, son Tod Booth Jr.
as stage manager and daughter ,
Jessica Booth in the role of Lizzie.
TRIANO Continued on 2B

Tony Triano as Scrooge and Kenneth Uibel as Marley and the
Ghosts in Alhambra Dinner TIheatre's production of "Christmas

Ticket information
Bruce Allen Scudder's "Christmas-Carole," the musical, starring Tony
Triano in his 17th season as Scrooge, is at the Alhambra pinner
Theatre, 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. through Dec. 24. For tickets
and information, call (904) 641-1212. "Almost Abba," returns to
Alhambra Dec. 26-31 to recreate such hit songs.as "Mamma Mia,"
"Dancing Queen," Take a Chance" and many more.

The community is invit-
ed to "A Christmas Carol in
Bethlehem" tonight and
Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church.
Innkeeper "Scrooge"
has no room in his heart
for humanity as the story
begins, and no room for
Mary and Joseph either.
The blend of familiar carols
interwoven with classical
masterpieces includes a
15-member cast and 55
singers from five area.
churches, accompanied by
a chamber orchestra. ,
At right, from left, dur-
ing final rehearsals this
week are Blythe Roycroft.
drama ministry team
leader, Allen Lennon,
choir president, Pam
Helton, music minister, .
and Gail McCamy, lead
Admission is free. Child
care is available with reser-
vationA. Call 261-9527.
SUBMYn-i ' _


Enjoy holiday tunes with Amelia Arts
Academy's 50-piece New Horizon's com-
munity concert band the courtyard of the
FCCJ Betty P. Cook Center at 7:30 p.m.
tonight This concert is free and open to
the public. (Concert will be moved inside
in the event of inclement weather.)
Family Fun Night'
Amelia Island Plantation will hold a
"Holiday Family Fun Night" from 7-10 p.m.
Dec. 13, 20 and 27 with horse-and-car-
riage rides, live entertainment and a
Christmas movie.
Christmas at gallery
The Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery
will have Christmas music at the gallery
on Dec. 13 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The
Enchantment Duo, featuring Pat Lovejoy
and Lauretta Rubin, will play the Celtic
harp and flute. Refreshments will be
served. The Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery is located next to the Monkey
Barrel at 94 Village Circle in the Spa &
Regular hours are Wednesday
through Saturday from 11 a.m.'to 4 p.m.
For information, call Loraine King at 491-
Ride the Polar Express
Listen to favorite holiday stories, cre-
ate your own tree ornament, sip hot
cocoa and enjoy tasty cookies at the
Fernandina Beach, branch library, then.
ride Fernandina's trolley to the train
depot, City Hall and other stops in historic.
downtown on Dec. 13 from 1-5 p.m.
Get free trolley tickets in advance at
the library. For details, call 277-7365.
. 'The Historic Fernandina Business
Association welcomes Santa Claus as he
.visits to gather wish lists from the girls
and boys in Femandina Beach in front of
the visitor's depot, 102 Centre St., from
noon-4-p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20. Photos
will be available to be printed on-site for
$5, with an e-mail option. Pets are also
welcome. For more information, contact
Sandy Price at 206-0756.
Prince of Peace cantata
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will
hold its annual Christmas cantata, Joy to
the World, performed by the choir and bell
choir, oh Dec. 14 at the 8 a.m. and 11
a.m. services. Refreshments will follow
both services. The contemporary:praise
Service will be at 9:30 a.m. as usual with
the praise band,
Solid Rockcantata
The community is invited to join Solid
Rock Church of God by Faith, 86138
Palm Tree Drive in Yulee for its Christmas
cantata at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 14 during
morning worship. For more information
call the church at 225-5388,
"A Great and Mighty Wonder" by Tom
Fettke, a Chnstmas Cantata celebrating
the Messiah's birth performed by the
Amelia Plahtation Chapel Choir of 37
voices and soloists With a 20-piece
Orchestra featuring concertmaster Philip
Pan and principal clarinetist Peter Wright
of the Jacksonville Symphony, with direc-
HOLIDAYContinued on 3B

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Fernandina Little Theatre presents a readers'
theater radio play version of the holiday classic, "A
Christmas Carol,",by Charles Dickens.
Dramatized by Mercedes Brownett, Alison Brasil,
Steve Croft, Barb Deely, Ed Deely. Jeff Goldberg,
Jim Hestand, Linda--
Janca, Al Ryan and g:
Lis Ryan; the pro-
duction is directed :.
by Josh Tyler. .
Performances are .
tonight and Dec. 13
at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. L
14 at 2:30 p.m. -4
Tickets are $10 plus a donation of"coffee, tea or
toiletries" for gift baskets for the elderly needy.
Tickets can be purchased at FLT, 1014 Beech St.,
and at The UPS Store located in the Publix shop-
ping center on Sadler Road.

"Christmas in Toyland," the annual lighted holi-
day parade in'downtown Fernandina Beach,
sponsored by Americas Youth, Inc., will be held
Dec.13 at 6 p.m.
Grand marshals are Mary Mercer and Herman
Springs. There will be special appearances by

Santa and Mrs.
The parade
route begins at
South Ilth and
Ash streets, trav-
els west on Ash to
South Second
Street, north to
Centre Street,
east on Centre to South llth Street, ending at
Central Park.
For information call Vernetta Spaulding at 261-
0801 or Louryne Spaulding at 583-3085.

The first Fernandina Harbor Holiday Lighted
Boat Parade will be held Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. at the
city marina at the foot of Centre and Ash streets
in downtown Fernandina Beach, following the
Lighted Christmas Parade.
Spectators are invited to bring their chairs and
view the lighted parade from along the board-
The boat parade is hosted by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association. Contact Sandy
Price at (904) 206-0756 or by e-mail slprice�bell-

The fourth annual Yulee Holiday Festival will
take place at the Yulee Sports Complex on Dec. 13
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fes-
tival will offer food and
arts and.craft vendors,
games and live music and
entertainment for all ages
by local celebrities.
churches and schools.
The "Country Christmas"
parade will kick off festivi-
ties. For information call Connie Daughtryat 225-
2516 for more information.
The Nassau County NAACP Youth Council
Talent Contest will be held Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. at the
Peck Center Auditorium and is open to everyone.
The event is divided into two categories, the
Junior Division, age 12 and under, and the Senior
Division, age 13-19. Entry fee is $5 for individuals
and $10 for groups of two or more. Entry deadline
is Dec. 19at 7 p.m. Forinformation or entry appli-
cation, contact Vernetta Spaulding, youth advisor,
at (904) 583-1569 or e-mail vernettal21�bell-
south.net, or Maybelle Kirkland Brown. co-advi-
sor, at 277-3285.


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FRIDAY. December 12.2008 LEISURE News-Leader



Meet New York Times
bestselling author Steve
Barry on Dec. 13 from noon-
2 p.m. at Books Plus, 107
Centre St. Barry will be sign-
ing copies of his newest
release, The Charlemagne
Pursuit. Other books by Barry
include The Alexandria Link,
The Templar Legacy The
Romanov Prophecy and oth-
ers. Call 261-0303.

Join the naturalists at
Amelia Island Plantation
Dec. 13 or Dec. 26 from
4:30-6 p.m. as they watch
Amelia's beautiful birds come
in for the night. As you travel
around Amelia Island
Plantation's natural surround-
ings, you may spot egrets,
herons, wood ducks and other
birds feeding and roosting as
you enjoy the view of the sun
setting over the marsh. Meet
at Amelia Island Plantation's
nature center. Cost is $10 per
person, binoculars provided.
Call 321-5082.

"Pray, Chant, Meditate,'"
hosted by Teri Daggett and
Shannon Kelly, is scheduled
at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
at Kinderstudios, 528 South
Eighth St., Femandina Beach.
Admission is one can of food
for Hope House and the
Coalition for the Homeless of
Nassau County. Call 415-
3036 or 321-2864.

Dog lovers are invited to
an open house at the
Nassau Humane Society
Dog Park from 1-4 p.m. on
Dec. 14 and 21. Owners may
tour the park and discuss the
various membership opportu-
nities. (Dogs must be mem-
bers to enter the park.) The
park is located beside the
NHS Shelter directly across
the street from the
Femandina Beach airport. For
information call the shelter at

The Florida Writers will
meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the
Florida House Inn, 22 S.
Third St. The speaker will be
Cara Curtin, author of Murder
in Femandina and
Femandina's Lost Is/andas
well as numerous short sto-
ries and the City Sidebar col-
umn in the News-Leader
Members and the public are
invited. For information call
Maggie de Vries at 321-6180.
* * *
The Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of the American
Business Women's
Association will meet Dec.

18 at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club for its annual
Christmas meeting and
Chinese gift exchange. Social
time begins at 6 p.m., with the
dinner and meeting being
called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner is $12 a person and is
payable that evening. Call
Esther Schindler at 491-5790
for information and to RSVP.
* o' �
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
meet at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Dec. 18. The speaker
will be former state represen-
tative Aaron Bean on issues
facing the state and Nassau
County. These include the
potential 2009 budget deficit,
property taxes and the bal-
anced growth challenges fac-
ing the county. All men are
invited. Tickets are $15 in
advance and $17at the door.
For reservations, call Bob
Keane at 277-4590.

Take a trip with the natural-
ists of Amelia Island
Plantation's Nature Center to
the Okefenokee Swamp on
Dec. 27 from 1-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a sunset boat ride and
then be on the lookout for the
glowing eyes of alligators in
the dark. Meets at Amelia
Island Plantation Nature cen-
ter, transportation and shacks
provided. Cost is $50.per
adult (12 and older) and $35
per child. RSVP to 321-5082.

Take a walk on the wild
side after dark at the
Jacksonville Zoo on Dec. 29
from 5-11:30 p.m. Get up
close and personal with ani-
mal encounters and a behind
the scenes tour. Cost is $45
per person and includes
transportation from Amelia
*Island Plantation and a pizza
dinner. Call 321-5082 to sign
up by Dec. 21.

Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third
Saturday of the month. The
next walk is Dec. 20 at 9 a.m.
The walks explore the flora
and fauna of the Greenway.
Participants are encouraged
to bring water, sun protection,
bug juice, comfortable walking
shoes and optionally field.-.
guides and binoculars.
.Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the Greenway
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., Femandina
Beach. Walks will depart
promptly at 9 a.m., maintain a
leisurely pace and proceed to
Jasmine Street. These walks





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The Marine Corps League of Nassau County is raffling off a playhouse, built by league
member Jim Thomas, to benefit league member Jerry Woods, who is currently being
treated for cancer. Tickets are $1 apiece or six for $5 and can be purchased from any
league member or at American Legion Post 54, 12 South 11th St., Fernandina Beach.
Members also will sell tickets on Saturday and Sunday in the pocket park located on
Centre Street between Second and Third streets. The drawing will be held on Dec. 24
and the playhouse will be delivered to the winner. For more information, call Marine
Corps League Senior Vice Commandant Charles Gaines at 261-6095 or 335-0640.

are free and open to the pub-
lic. Call 904-277-7350 or visit

The community is invited
to join in a Solstice
Celebration at North Beach
Park on Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.
There will be a ceremony,
drumming and a picnic. For
more information call Eliza at

The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet rain or shine
on Jan. 3 at 1 p.mr. at the
Fort Clinch State!Park fish-
ing pier.
In order to have the best
chance of seeing one of the

Paper Piles" as.its next
Women's Information
Exchange brown-bag lunch-
eon event Jan. 15 from
noon-1 p.m. at the
Femandina Beach City Hall
commission chambers, 204
Ash St., Femandina Beach.
The talk will feature Mary
Cleland Panklewicz, owner
of Clutter-free & Organized
and author of You Can Be
Clutter-free & Organized,
Fast, Easy Organizing
Solutions for Paper Piles and
Your Office. She grew up on
Amelia Island and returns fre-
quently to work and walk the
This program is free and


Amelia Community
Theatre has scheduled audi-
tions for the comedy "Six
Dance Lessons in Six
Weeks." Auditions for men
have been held. Auditions for
the female role, a woman age
55 or older who has signed up
for private dance lessons, are-
at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at
the theater,. 209 Cedar St.,
and will'include reading from
the script and ballroom danc-
ing, with the choreographer
present to determine dancing
abilities. For information call
the theater at 261-6749.
* * *

:arget birds, the Purple open to the public. Brown- Amelia Arts Academy
Sandpiper, participants must baggers are welcome. Reser- presents the 12th Annual
go at high tide and falling tide. vations are suggested by call- Per-Form-A-Thon fundrais-
Other notable birds that may ing your library branch. Box er for the Arts Academy's
be sighted are the Red- lunches by Amelia Island Scholarship Fund on Dec. 21
breasted Merganser, two Coffee & Ice Cream are $10 at noon in the salon of The
species of loons, Northern and must be prepaid at any Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
3annets and Bonaparte branch library by noon Jan. 9. Young musicians will solicit
3ulls. Make checks payable to . small pledges from friends,
SThere is a $5 entry fee per FCCJ. No refunds given. family members and local
car with a maximum of eight The Nassau WIE is a part- businesses to raise money to
people. Bring binoculars, field nership between the FCCJ help others that may not have
ii e>'ug .uice, sunscreen, Rosanne R. Hartwell the opportunity to receive an
-ain gear, sunglasses and Women's Center, the FCCJ arts education. Every sponsor
water. Bring layers of clothing. Betty P. Cook Nassau Center receives an invitation to the..
Call Carol. Wyatt at 261-9272 and the Nassau County Perform-a-thon to hear the
or e-mail' Library System. For informna-; children play holiday music.'
carolinewy@aol.com. ' tion call the Yulee branch To receive tickets to the event,
* * o . . library/FCCJ Nassau Center make a small pledge to an:
The Nassau Women's at 548-4467 or the Arts Academy student by ball
Information Exchange pres- Femandina Beach branch at ing 277-1225.
ents "Becoming Clutter 277-7365.; *
Free: Conquering Your . * . The Florida Theatre pres-
Steve Kaufman will con- ents "A Christmas Carol" at
duct a three-day, all levels 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Charles
flat-picking guitar workshop Dickens' story has enchanted
Jan. 30-Feb. 1, hosted by audiences the world over with
The Florida House at 20-22 S. its simple message of selfless
, Third St., Femandina Beach, giving. Ebenezer Scrooge, a
S a Workshop price is $200. For most unrepentant, miserly fel-
more information call 261- low, is made to see the light
S3300 or e-mail as he survives a merciless
S. � innkeepers@floridahouse- battery of revelations by the
e inn.com. . ghosts of his own ' ;
S' Chnstmases: Past, Present'
Enjoy "Trivia with and Future. Call (904) 355-,
Maggie" on Wednesdays at 2787 or visit tickemaster.com.
7:30 p.m. at the Crab Trap in * *' *
downtown Fermahdina Beach The Jewish Community
Sand Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Alliance Film Series will
S Sandy Bottoms at Main show "The Ramallah
* Beach. Enjoy a special trivia Concert - Part II" at 2 p.m.
menu, drink, win prizes and Dec. 25. This concert docu-
listen to music while you ments a historical landmark in
improve your memory and get the development of musical
smarter. These events are and human relations in the
free and open to the public. Middle East.
Making this'event possible
showed the great courage
- and dedication of each and
every young musician in the
orchestra regardless of their
* � origin. The concert was
I 4 recorded in the Cultural
* . Palace in Ramallah on Aug.
S21,2005. All JCA Film Series
showings are free and open
to all.
S O Jewish Community
d Material * - - Alliance is located at 8505
gg San Jose Blvd. Call (904)
730-2100, ext. 223, or visit
1 Content * www.jcajax.org.

krcial News Providers . NBC's LastComic
Standing Live Tour will make
its way through Jacksonville
S* at 8 p.m. Dec. 26 at the
SFlorida Theatre. The show'
will feature several finalists
O S O from the hit show. Call (904)

355-2787 or visit tickemas-

On Jan. 10 from 9-10:30
a.m., Fernandina Little
Theatre will host the first of a
series of strategic planning
meetings in the community
room of the Femandina
Beach Police Department,
1525 Lime St. This first gath-
ering is open to all friends,
season subscribers, actors,
volunteers, staff and support-
ers of Femandina Little
Theatre. The goal is to gather
inputand formulate a five-
year plan. Refreshments will
be served.


Registration is now open
for acrylic painting classes
with Kathy Hardin through the
Amelia Arts Academy.
Classes begin Jan. 8. Space
is limited. Call Hardin at 261-
8276 to register.
Advanced watercolor
classes With William Maurer
will continue in January. He
also holds plein air sketching
on Thursday mornings in
downtown Femandina Beach.
Call Maurer at 261-8276 for

The Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., Femaridina Beach, offers
children's art education the
last Saturday of each month
from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Children are asked to pre-reg-
ister by calling the gallery 261

Studio Art hosts Saturday
Fundays the first and third
Saturday of every month.
Participants will create a vari-
ety of fun and engaging art
projects with varying themes
and media. All ages welcome;
children under three must be
.accompanied by a caregiver.
Register early or just pop in
unannounced. For more infor-
mation call 556-3804.

Art and Soul at the
Women's Center of
Jacksonville, 5644 Colcord
Ave., opens the "Primary
Colors" exhibit on Jan. 15,
with a reception from 6-8 p.m.
In connection with this show
artist Diane Fraser will pres-
ent a studio lecture and
demonstration on Feb. 28
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at her
Riverside studio, where she,
will complete a primary color
still life with focus on the ele-
ments of texture, shape, value
and color. Open to artists and
.non-artists alike, reservations
are being taken now.
Participation is limited to 20
and a catered lunch will be
provided. Cost is $35. Call the
Women's Center at 722-3000,
ext. 227. Visit www.women-


The Jacksonville
Symphony Chorus, Josh
Waller and Staci Cobb; guest
vocalists, and the
Jacksonville Children's
:Chorus perform holiday
favorites at 8 p.m. tonight, 3
p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and
7 p.m. Dec. 14.
Performed at the Jacoby
Symphony Hall at the Times-
'Union Center in Jacksonville.
For ticket information call
(904) 632-3228 or visit

The Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops concert is Dec.
17 and 18 at 8 p.m. in the
. Flagler Auditorium, St.
Augustine. Call the EMMA'
concert Association at (904)
"Handel's Messiah" is
Dec, 20 at 8 p.m. in the
Robert E. Jacoby
Symphony Hall at the
Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts. Call the box
office at (877) 662-6731 or
visit jaxsymphony.org.

Get lifted with gospel.
music by Lisa McClendon
and Leon "Timbo" Seymore
at 8 p.m. Dec. 27 at Pangea
Live, 956 North Liberty St. (in
historic Springfield),
Admission is,$15 in
advance and $20 at the door.
Call (904) 626-2812 or (904) ,
536-1745 or visit www.noktur-

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Triuano hopes others follow
suit and turn "Christmas
Carole" into a family experi-
* * ence all their own.
SIn these tough economic
times - not unlike 1843 when
* * Charles Dickens wrote the
S , beloved morality tale about
social injustice and poverty -
* "Christmas Carole" may be
* * * just what people need, even if
they have cut back on their
* * entertainment budget, said
* 0 Triano.
"It seems to me it's a per-

fect remedy for bad times," he
said. "There is hope and the
love of a family.... Back in the
Depression, that's when the-
ater was flourishing. Why not
escape for a couple of hours?"
As for Triano's own Christ-
mas plans, when the show.
wraps on Dec. 24 hell head to
Qrlando to spend the holiday'
with his mother and family. In
the New Year, hell do some-
thing that Scrooge could only
have dreamed: He's taking a
well-earned cruise to the
southeastern Caribbean.





HOLIDAY Continued fromn 1B
tor Richard Dickson, will be
presented during the regular
worship service on Dec. 14 at
9:15 a.m.
'Lessons and Carols'
The Music Ministry at
Memorial UMC invites you to
hear the Christmas cantata,
"The Early American Service
of Lessons and Carols" by
Tim Sharp on Sunday, Dec.
14 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m.
services. Call 261-5769 for
more information.
Christmas windows
On Dec. 14 First Presby-
terian Church invites the com-
munity to experience
Christmas Windows, Carols
and Cookies at the Anchor,
515 Centre St., on the corner
of North Sixth and Centre
streets. The windows will be
decorated and Victorian carol-
ers will lead carols, followed
by homemade Christmas
cookies. Call 261-3837.
'Christmas Star'
Yulee Baptist Church pres-
ents "A Christmas Star" Dec.
14 at 7 p.m., a musical come-
dy with a great message and

music by the Yulee Baptist
SChurch Children's Choir. All
are welcome. Call 225-5128.
Christmas movies
Enjoy free Christmas
movies at The Palace Saloon
on Centre Street at 7 p.m.
Dec. 15, Polar Express; Dec.
16, The Santa Clause; Dec.
17, How The Grinch Stole
Christmas; and Dec. 18, A
Christmas Story. Under 21
must be accompanied by an
adult. Call 432-1082.
Grand concert
Academy Strings presents
a classical repertoire for resi-
dents of Savannah Grand and
their friends on Dec. 16 at 6
p.m. This is a free event. Call
Sadler Crossing Shopping
Center on Sadler Road will
host "Sights On Sadler" Dec.
18 from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is
invited to partake in the holi-
day cheer and sales. Enter to
win a basket of gifts.
Refreshments will be served
and Santa will be there with -
his buddy Pound Puppy!

The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
hold a Phantasia South
Jewelry Sale Dec. 18 from 7
a.m. to 4 p.m. in dining rooms

1 and 2. Everything is $5. The
public is welcome.
Polar Express'
Prosperity Bank and the
FernandinA Beach Parks and
Recreation Department will.

SChad Woelke helps
daughter, Emily, light the
Advent Candle during the
Sunday service at
Providence Presbyterian
Church in Yulee. Karen
and Case Woelke watch.
The church will present
a Christmas cantata, "Holy
Night of Miracles," featur-
ing the choirs of
Providence Presbyterian
and Arlington
Presbyterian, at 7 p.m.
Dec. 17 at the church,
96537 Parliament Drive,
Ste. C, off Old Nassauville '
Road. A nursery will be
available during the 45-
minute cantata. For infor-
mation or directions, call
the Rev. Bob Phelps at
(904) 432-8118.

present the next movie in the
park, a free showing of "The
Polar Express," on Dec. 19 at
7 p.m. in Central Park. Con-
cessions will be available for
purchase. Bring chairs and
blankets. For information call

321-2811 or 277-7350.
Kinderstudios show
"Christmas Spectacular,"
brought to you by
Kinderstudios, will be held
Dec. 20 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. and the
show begins at 7 p.m. The
event is free and open to the
public. For information visit
Hanukkah party
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island will host a
Hanukkah Party on Dec. 21 at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
On that evening members will
light the first Hanukkah can-
dle. For details contact Alice
Goldman at 548-1100 or e-
mail ngolent@aol.com.,
The Music Ministry of First
Baptist Church presents "A
Fernandina Family Christmas"
Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. The
Celebration Choir will sing
songs of your childhood and
memories of the past. A nurs-
ery will be provided. First
Baptist is located at 1600 S.
Eighth St. For information, call

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Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Dec. 16 and Jan. 6
and 20 at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex, 76347 Veterans
Way in Yulee. Sessions begin at
6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are invit-
ed to participate. All interested
students wishing to be on the
volunteer jury or act as attor-
neys, court clerks and bailiffs
can sign up through their
school guidance offices or by
attending court and signing up
then. To participate as an attor-
ney, see coordinator Charles
Griffin, who assigns the rotat-
ing positions. Volunteers arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
All students earn two hours
of community service credit
that can be used for the Florida
Scholarship program, local 4-H
programs, Scouts and other
such programs requiring com-
munity based service hours.
With prior approval some teach-
ers give grade credit for atten-
dance and participation.
Participating high school sen-
iors are eligible to apply for our
Teen Court Scholarships
awarded each year.
For information call Griffin
at 548-4600.
Interested community mem-
bers are invited to attend this
month's Nassau Alcohol, Crime
and Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) meeting on Dec. 16
at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit
coalition that works to prevent
'and eliminate underage drink-
ing and other drug use within
the community. It meets the
third Tuesday of every month
at 4 p.m. at the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy
Road, Yulee. For information
visit www.nacdac.org or call
Jean Bardes at 753-2551.

ARIAS Instrument Zoo is
looking for volunteers to men-
tor fourth graders in Nassau
countyy on handling and pro- -
picing musical sounds on 3.09:
plus different orchestral instu-"
ARIAS schedulers organize
visits to schools in Fernandina
Beach, Callahan, Yulee, Hilliard
and Bryceville in January and
February. If you or a friend are
interested, call Dee Stalcup at
277-9678 or Barbara Zacheis at
You do not need to know
how to play an instrument, just
a desire to help fourth graders
become excited about musical
instruments. There will be a
workshop on Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. in
the library at Emma Love
Hardee Elementary.
Director's Chair
Florida high school students
are invited to participate in The
Second Annual Director's
Chair, a contest in which stu-
dents create commercials to
promote Ask a Librarian, a free
online service that allows
patrons to chat with a librarian
for help with homework or gen-
eral questions.
Floridians in ninth through
12th grade are invited to submit
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.
After a panel of judges picks
the top five videos, the public
will vote for its favorite video
from Jan. 26 to Feb. 7. Visit

'Christmas Belles'
The West Nassau Drama
Department presents
"Christmas Belles," sponsored
by the Dramatists Play
Services, in the school auditori-
um tonight and Dec. 13 at 7
p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
Written by Jessi Jones,
Nicholas Hope and Jamie
Wooten, the play is set in Fayro
Texas, which is hosting a
church Christmas program
that spins hilariously out of
control in this Southern farce
about squabbling sisters, family
secrets, a surly Santa, a venge-
ful sheep and a reluctant Elvis
impersonator. Call the school at
491-7942 for information.
Kinderstudios show
"Christmas Spectacular,"
brought to you by
Kinderstudios, will be held
Dec. 20 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Doors open

rectorschair for information.
Teen Night'
Every Tuesday Night from
8-11 p.m. is Teen Night (no
adults allowed) at Strikers
Family Bowling Center, 850822
US 17 South in Yulee. Enjoy
cosmic bowling, music videos,
karaoke and dancing for ages
11-17. Call 225-1077.
The Arts Academy is now
hosting Pattycake Playtime Art
for ages 3-5. This class explores
creative activities for the young
child in many areas of visual
arts such as painting, sculpture,
drawing, collage and printmak-
ing as well some applied cre-
ative movement and theater.
The six-week class is held
Wednesday from 12:30-2:30
p.m. beginning today. Cost is
$115. Call 261-1225 or visit
www.islandstudioart.com for
more details.
Amelia Arts Academy
Amelia Arts Academy pro-
vides after school art and music
programming for students of all
ages. Financial aid and scholar-
ships are available. Classes.
offered include guitar, piano,
violin, voice, and art Contact
277-1225 for more information.
Assessment services
Florida Community College
Betty P Cook Nassau Center in
Yulee has expanded its
Assessment Center services by
offering both the Nursing
School Aptitude Test (NAT)
and the Health Occupations
Aptitude Test (HOT). The NAT
test is for individuals interested
in the registered nursing pro-
gram and there is a $35 testing
fee. The HOT test is for individ-
uals interested in entering other
health care programs and the
test fee is $40. Both exams are
offered Monday through
Thursday by appointment.
In addition, the center offers
the College Place Test (CPT)
Monday-Friday on a walk-in
basis. The Test for Adult Basic
Education (TABE) and the
Information Lite racy\ .
' owlkdge .rd Skills '
Assessment tILAS) are given
Monday-Friday by appointment
For information call 548-
4438. The center is located at
76346 William Burgess Blvd.,
Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs offer
structured after-school pro-
grams for youth ages 6-18. The
hours are 2-7 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Staff and volun-
teers help with homework,
computer classes, arts and
crafts, music and drama, sports
and games, teen programs,
health and fitness, gardening,
and life skills classes. For fur-
ther information, call the Miller
Boys & Girls Club on Old
Nassauville Road at 261-1075
after 2 p.m. for information.
Time for Tots
Time for Tots hours and
locations are: Mondays, Hilliard
branch, 10 a.m., call (904) 845-
2495; Callahan branch, 11:30
a.m., call (904) 879-3434;
Tuesday, Bryceville branch,
10:30 a.m., call (904) 266-9813;
Wednesday, Fernandina
Beach branch, 10:30 a.m., call
S277-7365; and Thursdays, Yulee
branch, 10:30 a.m., call 548-
Please submit itemsfor the
school page and Class Notes cal-
endar by 5 p.m. Tuesday to
Assistant Editor Sian Perry at
sperry@fbnewsleader com.

at 6:30 p.m. and the show
begins at 7 p.m. The event is
free and open to the public. For
information visit www.kinder-
Amelia Arts Academy pres-
ents the 12th Annual Per-Form-
A-Thon fundraiser for the Arts
Academy's Scholarship Fund
on Dec. 21 at noon in the salon
of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Young musicians will solicit
small pledges from friends,
family members and local busi-
nesses to raise money to help
others that may not have the
opportunity to receive an arts
education. Every sponsor
receives an invitation to the
Perform-a-thon to hear the chil-
dren play holiday music. To
receive tickets to the event,
make a small pledge to an Arts
Academy student by calling


Student artshow
Last Friday night saw the opening of the student art show at the Island Art Association gallery, 18 N. Second
St., Fernandina'Beach. Artwork was submitted from Nassau County high schools and was judged by a team of
two longtime artists and educators, Loraine King and Melva Smith-Richman. First prize went to Erica Rodriquez
of Fernandina Beach High School, above, for her ceramic entry. Second place went to Stephanie Case, FBHS,
for her colored pencil work, and third place went to Chloe Standley, also of FBHS, for a charcoal piece.
Special awards were presented to Chrissy Lord and Wendy Calveira of Hilliard Middle/Senior High School
and Christa Barrett, Shelby Taylor, Jeremiah Sayre and Mary Williams of FBHS.
Honorable mentions went to Courtney Norris and Cassie Gurley of West Nassau High School and William
Dennard, Timothy Yonn, Dacey Campbell, Karlin Greathouse and Cody Myers of Fernandina Beach High
Visit this exciting exhibit of over 60 young artists at the gallery until the end of the year. For information call
261-7020 or visit www.islandart.org.

Miss Florida visits
Miss Florida Sierra Minott visited
four Nassau County middle schools
recently. She is pictured with Dr.
Deonia Simmons, Yulee Middle
School principal, and teacher
Autumn Nowlin. Minott gave a moti-
vational speech about her platform,
inspiring youth to believe and
achieve. Miss Florida will appear in
the Miss America Pageant on Jan. 24
on the TLC television station.

'A Million Thanks'
A Million Thanks is a year-round campaign to show U.S. military men and women, past and present, apprecia-
tion for their sacrifices, dedication and service to our country through letters, e-mails and cards. Lockheed
Martin Space Systems Company is proud to present the cards and medals prepared by Rebecca Crews' second
grade class from Atlantic Elementary School, Fernandina Beach. These cards and medals will be mailed to A
Million Thanks, which will then forward them to servicemen and women serving abroad.

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Fernandina Beach Middle School students of the month for October included sixth
graders Matthew Soo Hoo, Casey Walker, Ali Elwell and Allison Rodeffer; seventh
graders Marlena Harris, Melissa Caserta, Bryson Fleming and Riley Hall; and eighth
graders Summer Stanley-Pomm, Owyn Porter, Tyler Morris and Beau Jarrett.

Emma Love Teacher of the Year
Mary Lou Tompkins, shown here with some of her fourth grade students, has been
named Teacher of the Year for Emma Love Hardee Elementary. Tompkins, who has
been teaching P.E. at the school for eight years, was chosen by her colleagues for her
hard work and willingness to help with anything.

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Fernandina Beach Middle School students of the month for September included sixth
graders Blake Hall, Josh Hines, Savannah Bean and Emma Venerdi; seventh graders
Solomon Johnson, Louis Griffin, Allison Withers and Avery Douglas; and eighth
graders Kylie Berry, Savanna Edwards, Tanner Reeves and Jonathan Nogue.


Callahan Intermediate
School fourth graders trav-
eled back in time to cele-
brate Thanksgiving with a
special Colonial Day. The
classes were treated to sto-
rytelling and riddles from
guest Paula . The various
classes took turns weaving
on looms, grinding corn,
making ink drawings with
quill pens, sewing colonial
bags and playing games
,like the "cup and ball" in
the toy room. Left, Haley
Hursey, Staci Weaver and
Autumn Baker show off
their "Cup and Ball" toy
that they decorated.
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eighth grade, Bradley Bean, Alysa Hopkins, Matt Sweetman and Alyssa Whitfield.


Julian, left, attends Emma Love Hardee Elementary
School, where his favorite subjects are reading, science,
math and language arts. His favorite hobby is collecting
big shark teeth. He also likes video games, shells, snakes
and reading. He enjoys football and his favorite foods are
chicken, jelly donuts and beef. Julian's favorite book is ,
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102 Lost & Found
If You Have Lost Your Pet - please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
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license building (904)491-7440.

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based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap,' familial status or
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The News-Leader will not
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informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
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$150/wk. Call for confidential 'inter-
view, 277-3377 ext. 10 or 556-6253.
Colonial Life - seeks an entrepren-
eurial professional with sales experi-
ence to become a District Manager. A
Life/ Health license is required.
Substantial earnings potential. Please
contact: meredith.brewer@coloniallife.
com or call (904)424-5697. ANF
bonus. 35-41 cpm. Earn over $1000/
wk. Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A &
3 mos recent OTR. (877)258-8782
www.meltontruck.com. ANF
Fernandina area: $9.50/$11.50
Call (904)399-1813
DRIVER - PTL needs company drivers.
CDL-A earp up. to 40cpm. 1/2cpm
increase every 60K miles. Average
2800 miles/wk. www.ptl-inc.com. Call
(877) 740-6262. ANF
ISLAND HAIR CO. - is now accepting
applications for hair stylist. $155/wk.
booth rental. Call Phyllis 753-0363 or
Margie 583-3336.

Santa Claus will NOT come down a
dirty chimney. Call Lighthouse Chimney
Sweeps today, 261-8163.

204 Work Wanted I

erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.
HOUSE CLEANING - Openings week-
ly, bi-weekly, monthly. Established.
Have references. 491-6632 home or
HOME REPAIRS - All types of home
repair & improvements, mobile homes
also. Dependable service. Licensed,
bonded, & insured. Call Mark Bullington
at (904)277-8780.
seeking employment for live-in 5 days
a week & some weekends. Cell (904)
536-6401/Home (904)743-6469.
SEMI-RETIRED -' looking for install/
maint/repairwork, home cleanouts,
resid/comm prop, gardens, drive/walk-
ways Install/maint. PT/FT. 261-5261
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
CLEANING- Weekly, bi-weekly, or
monthly. Local lady w/20 yrs. exp.
Licensed wieve references Call for a
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206 Child Care
childreninn my home. Ages 1 year &
up. Call Jamie at (904)557-5682,

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207 Business

AFTER 10 YEARS - PI..:',l r.i.. ,'r
Gift & Party Shop for sale. Turn key,
great location. Annual sales over 200K,
.asking 175K. Call 557-5007, Iv msg.
Are You - on track with your dreams?
Help us help you! No sales. No hype,
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&C candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
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301 Schools &
Post Office Now Hiring - ".9 p,
?20'hr or $57K/yr including Federal
e.,-.ef-r & OT. Placed by adSource, not
affiliated w/USPS who hires. Call (866)
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Maintenance (888)349-5387. ANF

305 Tutoring
(904)583-3326 (LEAVE MESSAGE)

401 Mortgages
Bought & Sold

erest. 3.5 years remaining on ball-
oon. Pays approx. $1,570/mo. Loan
balance $345K. Call (904)234-8986.

S503 Pets/Supplies I

3 VERY, COOL PUPPIES - available
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601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE - Objects of refined &
peculiar quality. Copper teapots, bears,
books, linens, clothes, sewing machine.
Prices to make you smile. Sat. 12/13,
8am-? 125 S. 6th St.
96180 MONTEREY ST. - Barnwell Rd.
north, turn left on Marsh Hen. Toys,
household items, building materials,
windows, couch, Christmas presents, &
misc. Fri., 12-6pm & Sat., 8am-4pm.
GARAGE SALE - 1102 N. 15th St.
Swivel rocker, coffee table, 5x8 area
rug, rocking chair, lots of misc. Come
see. Fri., 9:30am-1:30pm & Sat. 9am-
YARD SALE - Sat. 12/13, 8am. No
early birds! 1507 Broome St. off N.
15th. Toys, Dora House, Little Tykes,
baby dolls, Little People, mattress &
rails, books, antiques, tables, lamps,
tools, fishing rods, purses, hair dryer,
vacuum, plumbing, New Balance,
clothes, kitchen, Christmas.
YARD SALE - Fri. & Sat., 9am-4pm.
Pine Rd. off Bailey Rd. Lots of good
stuff. Collectibles, military, Star Wars
& sport cards, good clothes, & other
stuff. Priced to go.
SAT. 12/13 - 9am-2pm (no early
birds). 624 Elizabeth Rd. Electronics,
kitchen stuff, games, music equipment
& more.
Camping gear, clothing, motorcycle
parts. Furniture, art, toys. Sat., 8am.
2182 Sadler Rd.
Sidewalk Sale Fri. 12/12, 11am-4pm.
Books, household, Christmas, & more.
709 S. 8th St.



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Sale, boards, backpacks, bags, clothes,
toddler clothes, housewares, & queen
size bed. Sat. 12/13, 8am-? 2187
Cumberland Ct.
MOVING SALE - Multi-family. Every-
thing goes. Lots of furniture, baby girl
clothes & items. Fri., Sat., & Sun.,
7am. 85173 David Rd., Yulee (Wilson
Neck area). Please make an offer.

GARAGE SALE - Lots of kids toys.
Great prices. 85081 Harts Rd., between
US17 & Wilson Neck. Sat., 8am-lpm.

North, 2754 Sterling Ct. Furniture,
clothes, household, toys, tools, books
and more. Lots of girls name brand
clothes, all sizes. Fri. 12/12 & Sat.
12/13, 8am-lpm. Rain Cancels.
12/13, 8am. Household items,
Christmas decorations. 120 N. 15th
SALE 7AM - Fri. 12/12 & Sat. 12/13.
2041 Oak Marsh Dr. Antique glass,
pottery, coins, fishing equipment.
Allan, 491-8002. Rain or shine!
YARD SALE - Sat. 12/13, 8am-12pm.
96105 Springwood Ln., in Spanish
Oaks, down Barnwell.
HUGE YARD SALE - Fri. 12/11 & Sat.
12/12, 8am-2pm. 310 Division St.
Toys, kid's & adult clothes, and much
YARD SALE - 152915 Co. Rd. 108,
Yulee. Wed. 12/10 thru Sun. 12/14,
9am-?-GE 28 cu. ft. almond refriger-
ator w/ice maker, like new, $550/080.
Furniture, tools, books, shelves, desk.
3110 BIG PINE DR. - Egans Bluff. 6-7
ft. prelit Christmas tree $20. Prices
reduced. Seoaratino dining rm group,

YARD SALE - Yulee. Sat. 12/13, 9am-
? Across from Yulee Post Office. Love
seat, chairs, new Barbie dolls in boxes,
2 office chairs, some tools, ladies &
men's clothes, new ladies shoes sz 7-8,
lots of misc. Rain cancels.
Families. girl decor, Christmas decor,
re-gifts, antique Lionel Trains, Little
Women dolls, baskets, frames, clothes
for all, toys, furniture. Fri. 12/12, 2pm-
Spm, Sat. 12/13, 7:30am-Noon. 2414
Via Del Rey, near City Golf Course.
FRI. 12/12 & SAT. 12/13 - 8am-?
Take A1A to Blackrock Rd. to Conner
Ln., 96073 Conner Ln. Christmas
items, toys, clothes, jewelry, dishes,
too much to list.
ESTATE SALE - Sat. 12/13, 9am-2pm.
316 S. 9th St. Antiques, mahogany
bedroom set, furniture, dishwasher,
jacuzzi, etc., etc. Everything goes!
Christmas items 25f and up, buy 2
books get 1 free, gift items, and pet
supplies including guinea pig food and
cedar shavings. 709 S. 8th St.

602 Articles for Sale
old, $300/OBO. (904) 277-0848
For Sale - Meade Deluxe Digital
Telescope, Autostar computer, controll-
er with case, tripod. Waverly cream,
red, tan & white sofa cover. 261-5936
JOIN US AT - Trailer Park Collectible:
for our Christmas Warming Sale. Sat
12/6 & 13, 3pm-6pm. Free gritr
wrapping, food, drinks. Don't miss our
.new My Girlfriends Closet. Thi.
Christmas shop green and recycle.
PECANS - Shelled, cracked or whole

iques, furniture, office products. All accepting reasonable offer on cherry ' T -
es of books, toys, clothes, access- spool bed, desks, pine bedroom furn., CU T IS i.
es. Glassware, housewares, DVD's, T-cart, nice collections, china, & garage
nuch more. Sat. & Sun. only, 8am - full. Fri. & Sat., 9am-2pm.
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*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn., w/ 2
car garage + utilities, pool & tennis
included. $950/mo.
*2BR/1.5BA on Kentucky Ave $850/mo
+ util.
*2BR/2.5BA w/ garage at Marsh Lakes
$1,150/mo + util. unfurn.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt.
$ 1,000/mo. + until.
* First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA Unfurn w/ garage.
Short distance to beach. $875.
*3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do
lease purchase $1,250/mo.+ until.
*3BR/1.5BA at 428 S. 14th Street
$975/mo. + util, $1,500 sec. dep.
*2BR/IBA oceanfront Gar. Apt, 2822 S.
Fletcher $1,150/mo..+ util
*2BR/2BA at -the Cottages at Stoney
Creek.Just off island, very nice upgrades'
$1,000/mo +-util
*2621 FirstAve Duplex- 2/l,$650/mo.+
deposit, plus elec. 1/2 mo. Free 2nd mo.'
*213 N. 18th St.- 3BR/2BA.$1,100/mo.
S1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. -- 2BR/.IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information
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*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' utilities.
*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
located'at Industrial Park by airport
Roll up doors and easy access. Rare
zoning allows many uses. $2,500/mo
+ 'tax + until
* DEER WALK - 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax,
water, sewer, garbage.
*(2)Amelia Park Office Suites 900
s.f.+/- Fronting 14th Street
$1,685.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..
$3,100/mo. + until &tax
*Corner of Centre and 4th St. High
visible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
*Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space.$ 12 per sf
+ tax.


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* 16 N. 18th Street - 4BR/2BA two car garage, large deck with
fenced in yard. Includes lawn service. $1295
* 95121 Mackinas Circle - 4BR/3BA Immaculate home that
includes a spacious Florida room, office or study & formal dining
room. $1995
* 1930 Highland Drive - 3BR/2BA custom built home in great
neighborhood: Family room with fireplace, open gourmet kitchen
with wine cooler, granite counter top. $1400
* 1613 Canterbury Lane - 4BR/2BA home has formal living and
dining room with additional family room. Includes.lawn care.
* 19 Marsh Bay Court - 3BR/2BA Beautiful home located in cul-de-
sac, solid surface counter tops in kitchen and baths. Lovely lanai.
* 1311 Broome Street - 3BR/2BA Lovely home with hardwood
floors, large fenced in yard with screened in garage for extra enter-
taining. Close to Historic downtown Fernandina Beach. $1150
* 2123 Ciera Lane (Arbours) - 3BR/2BA Rear fenced in yard, new
A/C system, and water softener. $1100
* 415 Georgia Ave - 3BR/2BA Home has fireplace in family room,
screened in patio, security system and. two car garage. Rent includes
lawn and pest control. $1495
* 96398 Otter Run Dr. - 3BR/2BA Home has a fireplace in the liv-
ing room, new carpet & paint. Two car garage. $1250
* 86648 Cartesian Point - 3BR/2BA great home with rear fenced
yard, in wall network, and garage. Rent includes pest control. $1300
* 86257 Springmeadow - 3BR/2BA home sits on 3/4 acre lot. Tiled
floors thru out except in bedrooms. Includes bonus room and two
car garage. $1050
* 76407 Long Leaf Loop (Timber Creek).- 4BR/3 1/2BA Large
home in new neighborhood with community pool, and clubhouse.
* 86550 Cartesian Point Drive (Cartesian Point) - 3BR/2BA
Great home in very nice area. Close tdjax. $1200
* 883-B Mary Street - 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
garage. $950

* 1829 Perimeter Park (Amelia Park) - 2BR/2BA Enjoy the beau-
ty of Amelia Island and the convenience of Amelia Park in this
downstairs home. Home includes two master baths. $1295
* 1582 Park Lane - Granny flat with mini kitchen. $600
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) - 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to
the Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
* 2999 1st Ave. B - 3BR/3.5BA. 2 car garage. Ocean views. Screened
porch & short walk to beach. $1695
* 2840-A S. Fletcher up and downstairs - 2BR/IBA, newly reno-
vated with new appliances. Oceanfront. Great views. $1250
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Airy floor
plan. $1100 Reduced to $995
* 2483-A First Ave. - 2BR/2BA townhome central location. Only
one block from beach. $750
* 4750 Westwind Court (Colony) - 2BR/2BA large tvo car garage.
Unit includes fireplace, whirlpool tub, and jennaire grill in kitchen.,
Community pool and tennis courts. $900
* 404A Mizell (Amelia Woods) - 2BR/2BA condo located one block
from beach. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and.lawn service.
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal water-
way. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 2700 Mizell 504-A - 3BR/2BA enjoy summer days in the commu-
nity pool. Water, garage, sewer. lawn and pest control included.
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place - 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated
community. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator
in garage.' $1450
* 2483B First Ave. -.2BR/2BA located only one block from beach,
* fully furnished. $800
* 6353 Fernandina Shores - 2BR/1 1/2 BA Great condo located on
Tarpon Ave., furnished. $1050
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wonderful get away
for the winter then come take a look at this wonderful home on the
ocean with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood
floors, modern bathrooms, casual furnishings, and windows every-
where.The upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the
beach. Home is completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment



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2 Sea Marsh Cove - Amelia Island Plantation - 4BR/4BA - $959,000
Call 904-556-8471 for Gate Access and Directions
1018 Isle of Palms Lane - 3BR/2BA - $259,500


97046 Katfish Lane - Pirates Woods - 3BR/2.5BA - $320,000
97070 Caravel Trail - Pirates Woods - 3BR/2BA - $325,000
86037 Eastport Dr. - N. Hampton - 4BR/3BA - $399,000

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Half price single tans M-F, 11am-2pm!
Gift certificates & gift baskets available
with great tanning specials & gift ideas
for the tan lover on your Christmas list.
Rio lotions 40% off. (904)277-3061
Romance Home Parties - Earn big
money part-time. Free training.
Become a sales agent or host a free
party. Nationwide www.RomanceHome
Parties.com. ANF
Donate Your Vehicle - Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
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Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103

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(904) 845-2922
37149 Cody Circle
Hilliard, Florida
Mon. - Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt,

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)
611 Home Furnishings
FOR SALE - i: .. -'- _'r, ,-' _
Coffee table, $25. Beautiful condition.
OBO. Clean, non-smoking environ-
ment. (904)415-0339

612 Musical Instruments
STEINWAY GRAND - Refinished &
restored, walnut finish, with matching
bench. Beautiful sounding piano. (904)

616 Storage/Warehouses
Prices. Beat next increase. .25x401
$5190. 30x50 $6390. 35x60 $8990.
40x60 $12,700. 60x100 $33,600.
Others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers
(800)668-5422. Since 1980. ANF

807 Condominiums I
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.
LUXURY CONDO - $329,000. Just
reduced $70,000. Seller pays 1 yr
Assoc. fee. Ocean view. Upscale furn-
ishings included. 1425 sq. ft. (478)

809 Lots
LARGE LOT- near ikrgile, Plianjairr.
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Reduced for quick' sale. $149,000.

ISales, SlesSles Sales Sales

701 Boats & Trailers
CYCLE TRAILER - 7X16 V-Nose, with
rear ramp, side door, roof vent, electric
brakes, dual axle. $3,900/010. (904)
261-7168, leave message.

k04 Recreation Vehicle
long, asking $35,000.'15,000 miles.
Plastic still on floors. Call Debi at
(904)759-3897 for more info.

802 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA - in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
$80,000/OBO. (904)583-2009

804 Amelia Island Homes
OPEN HOUSE - Dec. 13th & 14th,
noon to 4pm. 724 S. 6th St. 3 bed-
rooms, vinyl sided, hardwood floors,
new .stainless appliances $195,000.
Will rent to own. (904)583-5205

805 Beaches
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com 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-
RESERVE - off Old Bluff onto 95053
HOMES. Each 4/2/2 in your charming,
exclusive, walled cul-de-sac neighbor-
hood/river . view on approach/lush
grass/perfect mix of shade and
sun/across from- THE PLANTATION
SHOPS. One for your family and one
for "?" next door/each $359,000 after
$10,000 cash rebate., Details from
owner @ 1-703-623-7031.

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


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809 Lots
1 ACRE - on Christopher Creek, Holly
Point. Very private, beautiful views.
Electric, well, septic. Ready to build.
Nice neighborhood. (912)496-4771

851 Roommate Wanted
ED - to share a clean 3BR/2BA house
close to beach. $525/mo. includes
utilities and DSL. (904)557-4785
ROOMMATE - Christian roommate to
share 3/1 house; off Atlantic Ave. Close
to beach. $450/mo + 1/2 utilities.
Wireless avail, laundry facilities & cab-
le. Avail end of Dec. May require dep,
ref check. 904-556-3414, leave msg.
Dr. $450/mo. + utilities. Call 753-
2081 or 277-4743. Background check
HOUSEMATES - Fernandina, off
island. New home. Professional, clean,
responsible. $350/mo. Call (904)557-
references, mid-island, quiet. $400 +
$30 average utility. (904)415-0914
ROOMMATE - to share home. Full
privileges. References. Responsible.
$350/mo. Call (904)556-6920.

852 Mobile Homes
MOBILE HOME - Nassauville. .2BR/
1BA, small. Big lot, carport. $750/mo.
(negotiable) + $750 deposit. (904)
753-0165 for appt.
2BR/1.5BA - in Yulee. 1 year lease
required. $550/mo. + $500 deposit.
Call (904)583-0278.

Sur properties, nc
Surfside Properties, Inc.

3, 2 IMMACULATE I-,iom
in Spanish Oaks. Fenced
back yard. MLS# 48984

* 210 5. 10th Street, 2/1, $600
* 205 S. 9th Street 3/1, Neat small home $725/mo.
* 340-A Tarpon Ave 2/2 2 blocks from the beach
$750/mo. includes water
* 806 S. 9th Street 3/1, older home, near downtown
* 535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo. includes water.
* 463313 SR 200 2/1 Block home w/fenced yard.
$650 /mo.
* 85399 Brooke St. Well-maintained, nice 3/2 on an
acre $850/mo.

852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - located on
Mobley Heights on 2.5 acres. $800/mo.
+ $700 deposit. (904)753-2155
FOR RENT - 3 mobile homes in Yulee,
off Pages Dairy Rd. Call Debi at
(904)759-3897 for info.
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
RENT OR BUY - Owner finance.
2BR/2BA SWMH on 1 acre In Blackrock
area. Small down, $695/mo. Terms
negotiable. (904)261-5034
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - across
from Lowes. Private . location, new
paint. $680/mo. + deposit. Call (904)
NICE 2BR - unfurnished, $480/mo.
BEAUTIFUl, 3BR - furnished, $990/
mo. (904)225-5151
BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
WILSON NECK - 3BR/BA, new paint.,
tile & carpet. Front & back porches.
$850/mo. + $850 dep. Available now.

854 Rooms
ROOM FOR RENT - male. $70/wk.

855 Apartments

2BR APT. - Chester Rd area. $200/wk.
Fully furnished, lights, trash & cable
included. 1st & last mo. rent.req'd w/
$200 dep. Please call (904)849-7064.
2BR/1BA Furnished Oceanfront
Duplex - for rent at 830 N Fletcher.
Master bedroom & living room that
opens onto a covered oceanfront deck.
CH&A and washer/dryer. Rent is $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 e-mail

Dorothy Trent

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
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 rlemmond@comcast.net.

OCEAN VIEW 2BR - No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.

1BR/1BA - on island, 615 Donnie Ln.
Upstairs. CH&A, W/D hookup, large
deck. $650/mo. Includes all utilities.
No smoking. (904)415-2479

OCEANVIEW- Upstairs duplex. 2BR/
1BA, A/C, hardwood floors, ceiling
fans. $950/mo. 57 S. Fletcher. (904)

2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - near
beach. Renovated. Patio,. W/D, new
appliances. $1100/mo. 833A Tarpon
Ave. (904)206-0817

Yulee US 17/A1A
1,200 sf @ $650/mo.
Tyler Plaza Yulee
Retail/Office 1,275-4,455 sf

Retail - 1214 Beech St.
3,500 sf $285,000 Sale
$1,500 Lease

High Visibility Stand Alone
Bldg. 7,468 sf. 8th St,
$4,500/mo. NNN
Smoothie Franchise for Sale
Turnkey. $60,000 O.B.O.

Warehouse - 4,368 sf
Hair Salon- Mid Island
Turnkey. $60,000

www.acrfl.com * 904.261.2770

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$189,000 -MLS# .47266 . 1,900,000 MLS# 45754

* 75161 Edwards Rd'2/1 with 1/1 on the water. Boat
.slip, 3 car garage, large deck, dock gated. $1,600/mo.
* 1939 S. 8TH Street 4 Office unit available, NOW
$400/mo each +tax. Located directly across from
Burger King.
* Commercial Land Lease Approx 30,000@1.25 Sq. Ft.
Road frontage over 300 Ft. Central location.
* Office space at 1925 S. 14th St. Suite 4. 3 Individual
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856 Apartments

150 STEPS TO BEACH - Front & large.
back deck, quiet, quaint, clean, 2BR/
1BA. CH&A. Upstairs. References &
deposit. Year round lease. $850/mo. +
utilities. (904)261-7168, leave msg.
OCEAN VIEW - 1BR/1BA with patios.
Carpeted. Sewer, water, & garbage
included. 337 N. Fletcher. $650/mo. +
$750 dep. Yrly lease. (904)556-5722
ON ISLAND - in mobile home park. 2
& 3BR very nice remodeled SWMH
starting at $175/wk./$695/mo. + dep.
Utils avail. Furn Or unfurn. 261-5034
3rd St. Clean and bright. 1 bedroom.
$595/mo. plus util. 261-6846
OCEAN SIDE 2BR/1BA - Main Beach
area, ocean view, large deck. 12 mo.
lease. $875/mo. + utilities. Call (847)
OCEANFRONT - Exc. location. 2BR/
1BA, terrazzo firs. Sewer, water &
garbage incl. $750/mo. + $850 dep.
270 S. Fletcher. Yrly lease. (904)556-
North End Of Island - Ocean view, 2
blks from beach. Upstairs. 2BR/1BA.
Fully furnished. Available Nov-May.
$1200/mo. + $1000 deposit. Water &
sewer included. (904)753-2155.
Affordable Living - for eligible low
income seniors, handicapped or disabl-
ed. 1 � 2 bedrooms. Rate based on in-
come. Apply at Sandridge Apts., 2021
Jasmine St., Fernahdina Beach; (904)
277-8722. Handicap Accessible apts.
available. This Institution is an Equal
Opportunity provider and employer.

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856 Apartments

2BR/1.5BA - top fir of duplex, 1 blk
from ocean, new hdwd firs, W/D.
Water/sewer/garbage furn. Also 3BR/
2BA avail. $975 lease/dep. 583-0095
mo. Call (904)415-4524.
Affordable Living - for eligible low-
income persons/families. 1 & 2
bedrooms. Rent based on income.
Apply at Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona
Dr., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible Apts. available.
This Institution is an Equal opportunity
provider and employer.
Ave. Ground floor. $600/mo. + $500
deposit. Call (386)365-8543.

857 Condos-Furnishe4

2BR/1BA FOREST RIDGE - 1/2 block
from beach. Small pets considered. No
smoking. $1000/mo. (904)415-6078.
Available January 2009.
pool, beach access. No smoking. Front
& back courtyard. $950/mo. +.deposit.
3-12 mo. lease. (904)215-9935

858 Condos-UnfurnishedI

2BR/2BA FLAT - at Amelia Woods,
pool, tennis and near beach. Available
now. $850/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.
3BR/2BA - Palms at Amelia. Pool, spa,
gated. Central island. $1000/mo.
2BR/1.5BA CONDO - 1.5 blocks from
beach, Completely renovated! Amehi-
ties included. $890/mo. Call (912)269-

J858 Condos-Unfurnishedl 1860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated
community, close to shopping & school.
$1000/mo. (904)583-2009
3BR/2BA. Brand new. $975/mo. Call
AMELIA RENTALS, (904)261-9129.
HOUSE - gated, pool & fitness center,
garage, never occupied, washer/dryer
included. Available now. $1200/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.
HOUSE - gated community with pool
& fitness center, garage, many custom
features. Available now. $1500/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in spec-
ial, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-9525
3/2 = $950/mo. 2/2 = $850/mo. All
these units have all the upgrades you
need! Pool, jacuzzi, and it's a gated
community! Call today (904)401-6612.

859 Homes-Furnished

Summer Beach Village - 3BR/2BA,
gar., fully furn, gated comm. w/pool, 5
mins to beach. $800/wk. (off season),
$2000/mo. 261-6204,.206-0035

860 Homes-Unfurnished
$15,400. Only $199/mo. 3BR $11,000.
5% down, 15 yrs 8%. HUD homes
available. For listings (800)366-9783
ext 5796. ANF
location. Available immediately. Rent or
lease option. (954)856-1424

oak floors, deck, privacy fence, yard
svc. $1150/mo. More info and pics:
www:wallyandeva.webs.com (912)

3BR/3BA HOUSE - on large 4ot on
Piney Island with huge fenced
backyard. Fireplace, gas grill & oven.
Large screened back porch. $1400/mo.
or lease option. Negotiable. Amelia
Island Properties 415-1053.

ON ISLAND - 3BR/2.5BA energy,
efficient home, 1882 sq. ft., fenced
yard. $1200/mo. Amelia Coastal Realty
ISLAND HOUSE - 3BR/1BA, sunroom,
front porch, big patio, carport, shed,
yard, W/D, renovated, main beach.
Open now. $890/mo. (703)406-0647
$1325/mo. AMERICAN BEACH - 3BR/
2BA, $1400/mo. Call Don Brown Realty
at 225-5510 or 571-7177.
3BR/2BA - brand new house for rent.
Very beautiful. 2 min. from Historical
District. For information call 12-5pm,
3BR/1BA - $640/mo. + utilities. On
Date St. (847)867-3163
3BR/2BA HOME - in town. 1 yr. old.
For rent or sale option. Rent credit.
CALLAHAN - 45758 Pickett St. Beauti-
ful 2 acres, 3BR/2BA house w/hard-
wood floors, pool, playground, & 2-car
garage. $1700/mo. (904)225-5005,
(904)626-0363 or (904)838-4257
ISLAND 3BR/1BA - 1016 S. 9th St.
Recently remodeled. W/D. $800/mo. +
dep. One year lease,. (904)206-0920
SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
close to bdach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
2200SF HOME - 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1450/
mo. 2815-A Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
AMELIA PARKE - Unfurnished
cottage, 1200 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA. One
year lease. $1100/mo. + all utilities.
Call (609)921-6264.

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home, 2-car garage, W/D. $1000/mo. warehouse. High traffic area. Two roll
+ all utilities. Call (410)726-4162. up bays. (904)753-2178
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14th to home on left. $179,000 Follow to St. Paul Blvd. $199,000

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available properties.

High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.J. Courson
Fernandina Beach
Showroom, offices and warehouse
with large overhead doors.
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
for rent. $550 includes all Utilities.
326 S. 9th St. (904)321-3404
COMMERCIAL RENTAL - 2000 sq. ft.,
1438 E. Oak St. High storage bay.
Office spaces. $1800/mo. Call (904)
277-4743, 753-2081.
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AlA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate

901 Automobiles

MUST SELL - Autos,' PU's & Vans. Geo
Tracker, Taurus, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/finance. All running. Starting
$500-$3500. Call for details 261-5034.
Police Impounds For Sale - '94
Honda Accord 1500. '94 VW Jetta
$700. For lIt,.-. i:all i'Ci00)366-9813
ext 9271. ArJF

902 Trucks
1985 CHEVY SILVERADO - V8, new
radiator, good condition. $600. Please
call (904)261-2036, leave message.

904 Motorcycles
cond. All paperwork included. Extended
warranty till 07/09. Plastic on seat,
rode to keep up battery. Will sell/
trade. BEST OFFER. 335-7208
'2007 MotoFino 150CC Scooter - 125
miles on it, exc. cond., $1100. 1997
BMW RSOR - fuel injected, 72hp 5
spd., exc cond.; $4500. (904)583-0077


BestAddres inF ernandinaBeach

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms

/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
/ Business'Center
/ Gated Communirty

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Amelia Island Plantation
S Rare opportunity in resort community.
3br/3bath/250osq/ft on golf course. 575K

Call Scott Brewer at Watson Realty Corp.

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2 blocks from the beach and priced to
i . sell! One bedroom/one bath fully fur-
nished, well decorated upstairs unit.
. Desirable, safe and friendly community.
Landscaped grounds, tennis courts, and
community pool. New exterior paint.
Great for residence, vacation home or
investment property.
$109,000 MLS#48126

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SZoned MU-1. Owner financing with
right terms and conditions. Commercial
or residential lot. Central location, walk
to downtown, schools, shopping,
restaurants and port of Fernandina.
Historic Amelia Island Williams House
Estate across the street at corner of 9th
and Ash. $99,900 MLS #48052

Paul Barnes,
(904) 753-0256

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860 Homes-Unfurnished

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
SPECIAL - $250 off 1st mo rent.
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
96033 Sunfish Ln. CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $995/mo. (916)300-3039

SUMMER BEACH - Quiet, gated,
charming, 3 newly carpeted BR's/
3BA's, study/office, great room w/
built-ins & FP, Ig screened porch, 2-car
garage, alarm, fresh paint thru-out,
high ceilings w/fans, corner lot. Inclued
in rent are Association fee/lawn
maint/garbage 'pickup, community
pool. Reference required. For directions
or questions call (904)491--8020.

ON ISLAND - 3BR/3.5BA, inside
laundry, all appliances, 2-car garage,
all wood floors. $1200/mo. + deposit.
(904)583-3130, Patsy Windham,
Realty Achievers.

HOUSE FOR RENT - 434-B Tarpon
Ave. Ocean view 3BR/2BA, 1550sf,
spacious rooms & garage. $1200/mo.
Call (270) 933-2953.

1501 INVERNESS - in Lakewood
subd. 4BR/2BA w/fenced backyard.
Close to schools & shopping. $1300/
mo. + $1300 dep. (904)753-4559,

3BR/1BA HOUSE - on island.
Convenient location, secluded, recent
remodel, dishwasher,, W/D ,hookup,
refrig. $850/mo., deposit, lease,.
references required! (904)753-1116
TIMBER CREEK - 3000 sq. ft.
concrete block waterfront home.
4BR/3BA with large bonus gourmet
kitchen, screened porch, 2-car garage.
$1195/ mo. (904)860-5564
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! - $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF

860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA - in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
2BR/1.5BA - w/den in historic Old
Town on San Carlos Plaza with
wonderful river views, For photos &
details see Craigs List. $995/mo.
(904)583-6099 ,

3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
753-2230 ,
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)

861 Vacation Rentals

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

863 Office

sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
available; AIA at Bailey, on island.
$350, options. Quality environ. (904)
OFFICE SPACE - Zoned MU1. 500 sq.
ft, Primo location. Available January.
SEVERAL OFFICES - from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George

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