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The winter sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean off Fort Clinch State Park, beginning its long climb to the
warmth of a Florida summer.


City seeks to keep



parking on beach



after annexation


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
Parking on the beach could con-
tinue between the city limits and Peters
Point even if that oceanfront property
is annexed.
Fernandina Beach Commissioners
voted 4-1 on Dec. 16 meeting to
approve a resolution seeking an amend-
ment to state law to accomplish that
The resolution urges both city and
county commissioners to lobby the
Florida Legislature to change the law.
Commissioner Susan Steger, who in
the past has voiced her opposition to
beach driving as dangerous, voted
against the resolution.'
Commissioner Eric Childers
brought up the change in wording as a
way to address a potential annexation
of 53 county properties into Fernandina
Beach. That annexation, which would
move the city limits South, was attempt-
ed by a group of county property own-


ers last fall.
Opponents fought
the . annexation
because it would
have further restrict-
ed vehicular access
to the beach because
of city laws prohibit-
ing beach driving.
Childers The properties cur-
rently are located in
the county, which
allows vehicles in the area.
Childers' proposed wording would
change the special law to state that
beach parking will be permitted to the
"current" city limits, thus preventing
annexation from having an effect on
beach parking.
According to City Attorney Tammi
Bach, a representative from the city
commission or a delegate at the local
level would be sent to the state legis-
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'Miss Louise


dies at 98
MICHAEL PARNELL .....
j News-Leader
Eva Louise Flood, matriarch of a longtime Yulee family
S who devoted her life "to the whole community," died
Saturday at 98.
"Miss Louise" was active in her church, clubs and social
organizations and worked as an election
poll worker, substitute teacher and sub-
stitute mail carrier. She was the
pianist/organist at Yulee United
Methodist Church for 75 years and played
at countless weddings, community func-
tions and for every Yulee High School
graduation class from 1940 to its closing
in 1965.
Flood Though frail and in a wheelchair, she
attended church services in her 98th year
and was an active participant in the week-
ly Bible study.
"Her mere presence is an inspiration to all who see her,"
wrote Michael Frieze, lay leader of Yulee United Methodist
Church, in nominating her for a Florida Conference Award.
FLOOD Continued on 2A


County keeps lid on impact fees


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
The Nassau County Commis-
sion voted Monday to continue
the county's suspension of
impact fees, which expires Jan. 1,
for another six months.
The decision came after the
board debated.whether the initial
suspension of the fees in July
has had any positive effects on
the economy.
SAlthough some area builders'
urged the board to continue the
suspension, some county resi-
dents have pushed for rein-
statement of the fees. In a Dec.
4 letter to the commission,.
Phil Scanlan, director of the
SAmelia Island Association who
lost a bid for county commission
in 2006, suggested increasing
the'fees.
"Existing homeowners
should not have to pay to subsi-
dize new development through
increased property taxes or suf-
fer degradation in government


funded infrastructure due to new
development," Scanlan wrote. "...
Amelia Island property owners,
who pay 65 percent of county
property taxes, will be the pri-
Smary ones paying for any short-
fall. In effect, Amelia Island res-
idents will be subsidizing
off-island new
development if ,
we do not have
appropriate.
impact fees."
Commis-
sioner Mike
Boyle, who
defeated
Scanlan in that Boyle
election, voted
for the original
fee suspension. But he
expressed concern then about
the lack of "empirical evidence"
that the suspension would jump-
start the economy, and he reit-
erated that concern at Monday's
meeting.
"When this particular issue
came before the last commis-


sion, I was skeptical about its
positive effect, and I still have
that skepticism," he said. "I'm
not convinced it did what it was
sujWpujpid to do." -
Commissioner Stacy
Johnson, however, reminded the
board that the county has his-
torically had a
hard time
spending the
.fees, which can
only be used to
fund new
growth. "Iwas
in the audience
when this was
Scanlan discussed the
-. last s time.
:Nobody spoke
from the taxpayers' side," she
said. "We collect these fees, and
we've been unable to, spend
, them. Until we're able to spend
them and show what we're
spending them on, we shouldn't
collect them."
Boyle pointed out the county
has a plan to spend some of the


impact fees it has collected,
although there are still a few leg-
islative hurdles to be crossed.
He reiterated his concern that
there was no empni ic il e\ idcnce
that the current fee suspension
had produced a positive eco-
nomic effect.
Commissioner Danny Leep-
er, however, wondered if six
months was enough time to form
an adequate picture. "Icertainly
understand the point Commis-
sioner Boyle is making, I
have some of the same reserva-
tions, he said. "But I don't know
that it's been given a chance to
work."
"I voted for it, and I'll vote for
it again," said commission Chair
Barry Holloway. "But at the end
of six months we need to rein-
stitute something."
The commission voted 4-1
to extend the impact fee
suspension to June 30, with
Boyle voting against the meas-
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COMING TO TOWN


RYAN SMITH/NEWS-LEADER
Five-year-old Joshua Mobley, left, and his brother Hunter, 8, visit
Santa Claus at the fourth annual Yulee Holiday Festival earlier this
month. Rumor has it the burly man in red will be visiting Nassau
County again tonight - the children hereabouts sure hope so.


A gift for Santa...


A SHORT STORY
BY JOE PALMER
For theNetus-Leader


Matt Vickers trudged
through the snow, a big
poinsettia plant tucked
under each arm. The
snow-capped headstones stood like
frozen, sentries. The tall, lanky man
blinked back scalding tears that
froze in the five-day stubble 6f rust-
colored whiskers. He didn't need to
see the path to find their graves.
He'd made the same journey each
day for three years since they died.
His feet could find their way alone.
A smiling stone cherub marked
the plot before the one containing
his wife and daughter. The cherub
held a banner - a fragment of verse
from John 14:25: Let not your heart
be troubled. In the days following
the funeral for his wife, Meg, and
their seven-year-old daughter,
Amanda, Vickers tried to draw
strength and hope from those
words. Days dragged into weeks,
which hobbled into months, which
collapsed into years and brought
the crushing realization that a trou-
ble-free heart wasn't in his cards.


SSomewhere along
the way, he
stopped living and.
started existing.'
V Lately, even that
was in peril.
SHe inched past
the cherub and its
message of hope
Palmer . and stopped at the
place where he'd
buried his wife, his
child and his life. Kneeling, he
brushed away the snow and set a
poinsettia on each grave.
"Merry Christmas, honey. I love
you," he whispered, leaning for-
ward to kiss her head stone. He
repeated the gesture on his daugh-
ter's. "Merry Christmas, angel.
Daddy misses you."
He knelt there for a few
momentsand tried to pray. As
usual, it eluded him. At last he '
stood and brushed the snow from
his jeans. He wanted to scream, but
who was there to hear? He wanted.
to curse, but who was there to
blame? A dying old man whose car
drifted across the center line and
smashed his whole world? Who
hears the cries of a broken heart


Who hears the cries
ofa broken heart and
brings it consolation?

and brings it consolation, he asked
himself for the thousandth time.
God? Masonry angels? Santa Claus?
He turned and slogged back to his
car, averting his eyes when he
passed the cherub.
Driving home, his grim thoughts
turned again to suicide. He won-
dered if he could put the cold steel
barrel of the pistol in his mouth and
pull the trigger.
Watching the snow fall on the
gray, bleak landscape around him,
he decided that he could. Maybe
not today, or tomorrow,.or the next
day but soon.
Stopping the car at the end of
the drive he reached into the mail-
box. A couple of bills. Junk mail.
"Not even a Christmas card," he
muttered. He pulled into the
garage, got out and went inside the
house. Tossing the little pile on the
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LOOKING BACK


50 YEARS AGO

Fernandina Beach was to
share part of a $25,275 fed-
eral grant for growth and
development projects.
December 25, 1958

25 YEARS AGO

The most severe cold
snap in almost 100 years
caused about $500,000 dam-
age to'county roads and


homes and businesses with-
out water.


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Attorn
sued the c
on behalf
refusing t
approval
Mart's pr
super sto:
denial to
sive..


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"Norman G. Farris


December28, 1983 Norman G. Farris, 71,
passed away Friday morning,
IYEARS AGO Dec. 19, 2008 as a result of a
............................................brief illn ess.
iey Buddy Jacobs He was a native of Macon,
county commission Ga., and moved to Yulee in 2005
of two clients for from Monticello. Mr. Farris
:o rescind its was a veteran of the U. S. Navy
to rezone Wal- and enjoyed photography, cook-
oposed island ing out and Jaguar games. He
re site from resi- will be greatly missed by all
commercial inten- those who knew him.
December 23, 1998 He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Theresa Isley (Tom) of
Lake City and Candice Dorman
of Bainbridge, Ga.; a, brother,
Edward Farris (Barbara) of
Tifton, Ga.; five grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
, A memorial service was
held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec.
22, in the Stephens Chapel at
b b Green Pine Funeral Home with
the Rev. Thomas Finch officiat-
ing.
Green Pine FuneralHome
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Mrs. Louise Owens Flood,
matriarch of Yulee, passed away
on Saturday morning, Dec. 20,
2008 at the age of 98.
The seventh of 10 brothers
and sisters born to Linton
Lemuel Owens and Sophronia
Haddock
Owens, she
entered this
world on
June 16;
1910, on the
family farm
at Evergreen
in Nassau
County, where she lived until
moving to Yulee in 1941.
She was in the first class of
Fernandina High School, where
she graduated in 1929 with the
highest honor (the Goldstein
Gold Medal). She spent her life-
time ministering selflessly and
tirelessly to the needs of her
family, her friends and her
church, Yulee United Methodist
Church, where she .served as
pianist and organist for over 70
years.
In 1940 she worked dili-
gently to have electricity extend-
ed to serve rural areas of the
county. She held leadership
roles in PTA, Home
Demonstration Club, Sewing
Club, Nassau County Health
and Tuberculosis Association,
American Cancer Society,
Nassau County Health Council,
the Nassau County Council on
Aging and " rr�ed for ma'if'
years as eferl-: of thte Yute_ at-
ing precinct.
She was the widow of
William Henry Flood, who pre-
deceased her in 1976. They
bore no children but she loved
her nieces and nephews as if
they were her own and her nat-
ural gift of motherly love and
guidance profoundly influenced
their lives as well as the lives
of others in her extended fami-
ly. She was predeceased by all of
her siblings.
She leaves behind her broth-
er-in-law, Shelton Cowart, of
Jacksonville, 22 nieces and
nephews, her "adopted" family,
Betty Jean Kerr of Yulee,
Rebecca and Fred Kachelhofer
of Forsyth, Ga., as well as many
dear friends in Nassau County.
Funeralservices were held


at 11 a.m. on Tuesday from
Yulee United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. Mark
Stiles officiating. Pallbearers
were Fred Panke, Walter
Parker, Harry Warren and her
nephews, Clifford Flood, Jim
McCloskey and Chuck
Montford. Mrs. Flood was'laid
to rest beside her husband in
Hughes Cemetery.
Friends and guests were
invited to visit on Monday from
5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors
Ernestine L.Hire
Mrs. Ernestine L. Hire, age
93, of Fernandina Beach passed,
away on Friday evening, Dec.
19, 2008 at Quality Health of
Fernandina;
.Born in
Fort Wayne,
Ind., she was
a daughter of
Ernest H.W.
Stumpf and
Edna Martha
Seaman. Mrs..
Hire had been a lifelong resi-
dent of Fort Wayne before mov-
ing to Longwood in 196L In the
spring of 2004' she 'came to
Fernandina Beach to be with
her daughter; Mrs., Hire had
worked as a medical reception-
ist for many years. Lutheran by
faith, she loved the out of doors,
any activity that involved nature,
her animals, the beach as well
as sewing, tailoring, reading and
cooking.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Robert Benton
Hire, and a brother, Henry
Stumpf.
She leaves behind, her
daughter, Jacqui Tomaszewski,
Fernandina Beach, three sis-
ters, Helen Lunz, Ft. Wayne,
Ind., Betty Wyckoff (Daniel),
Pocatella, Idaho, and. Nancy
Koch (Harry), Ft Wayne, Ind.,
two brothers, Edwin Stumpf
(Phyllis), Ft. Wayne, Ind., and
Raymond Stumpf, Sarasota, spe-
cial friends Willard and Virginia
Arnold, Longwood, Harold
Torrey, Longwood, and Terry
Anderson, Fernandina Beach,
grand dogs, Savannah, Duncan
and Trooper and grand cats,
Cupcake and Azalea.
Private services will be held
at a later dhte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the 5Shriner's Hospital for
Children; Burn Unit. c/o Bahia
,,Shrine Center, 230110 Pembroola
Drive, Orlando, FL32810-2469,
the Audubon Society of
Northeast . Florida, P.O.
Box16304, Jacksonville, FL
32245, or the animal shelter of
your choice.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors

Paul James "Rock"
Hudson
Mr. Paul James . "Rock"
Hudson, age 74, of Jacksonville
passed away on Friday after-
noon, Dec. 19, 2008 at Quality
Health ofFernandina.'
A native of Mississippi, he
had been a lifelong resident of
the Springfield section of
Jacksonville. Mr. Hudson had


worked as an iron worker on
bridges and high-rise con-
struction throughout the U.S.
including the Isaiah D. Hart
Bridge in Jacksonville. He was
a member of the Local 597, Iron
Workers Union in Jacksonville.
He is preceded in death by
his former wife, Diane Hudson,
who passed away in December
of 2007.
He leaves behind, his son,
James B. Hudson and his wife,
Mamie, Yulee, and his first
grandson, soon to arrive, James
B. Hudson Jr.
.Mr. Hudson will be laid to
rest at a later date in a private
ceremony.
Please share his life story at
www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Albert J. Mackie
Albert J. Mackie, 74, of
Fernandina Beach passed away
in Jacksonville on Dec. 22,2008
after a lengthy illness.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., Mr.
Mackie graduated from Cornell
University in 1955, where he
was a member of the Pi Kappa
Alpha Fraternity, and studied
Industrial and Labor Relations.
This is where he met his wife,
Nancy, of 54 years. He loved
the ocean and deep sea fishing
and having
traveled
extensively
r t throughout
his career he
chose to
make Amelia
Island their
home in 1992.
He.is survived by his wife,
Nancy, of Fernandina Beach;
three sons and daughters-in-
law, Lawrence and Judie Mackie
of Fernandina Beach and
Steven and Cathy Mackie and
James and Elysa Mackie of
Tucson, Ariz.; one brother and
sister-in-law, Raymond and
Mary Mackie of Lake-in-the-
Hills, Ill.; six granddaughters,
Kristen, Sarah, Jessica, Erica,
Allison and Ellie, two step-
grandchildren, Amanda and'
Alex; and two great-grandchil-
dren.
The family will be holding a
private memorial service to scat-
ter his ashes at sea.
Please share his life story at
.www.oxleyheard.com.'
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Antonio P. Salazar
_ .Antoniqo.Salzarz .80, passed
away Saturday morning, Dec.
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San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico and
moved to Hilliard in 1996 from
Coral Gables. Mr.,Salazar is
survived by a son, Jose Salazar
of Kingsland, Ga.; a daughter,
Maria Larson (Lawrence) of
M iami; one sister, Maria Trujillo
of San Sebastian, Puerto Rico;.
six grandchildren, 11 great-
grandchildren.
Green Pine Funeral Home

William H."Bill"
Stewart
Mr. William H. "Bill"
Stewart, age 87,of Fernandina
Beach passed away on Saturday
morning. Dec. 20. 2008 at'
Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Born in KanSas City, Mo.,'


he was the son of the late Harry
Arthur and Margaret Landis
Stewart. Growing up in the
Midwest, Mr. Stewart attended
the University of Missouri
where he earned his Bachelor
of Arts Degree in Business
Administration in 1942. While in
his junior year he met his future
wife, Jane Littlepage Simrall.
While in his senior year, he
enlisted in the U.S. Navy and
upon graduation, entered
Officer Candidates School.
While home on leave in
November of 1944, he and Miss
Simrall were married and began
their life together in Booneville,
Mo. In January of 1945 he was
honorably discharged from the
U.S. Navy as a LieutenantJunior
Grade.
Mr. Stewart began a 36-year
career with the Simmons/
Beauty Rest Company in 1946
as a sales trainee. Throughout
his career he and his family
lived in many various cities
around the U.S. as he grew with
the Simmons Company. After
spending 23 years at the corpo-
rate office in Atlanta, he retired
as Senior Executive Vice
SPresident in 1982. He and his
wife remained in the Atlanta
area until 1991, before returning
to Columbia, Mo. After consid-
ering several retirement areas
they settled on Amelia Island
in 1997, where they remained.
Mr. Stewart had been a
member of the. downtown
Rotary Club, Atlanta, the Capital
City Club, Atlanta, and, was
presently a member of the
Amelia Island Club. He was cur-
rently a member of St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, Fernandina
Beach, and was a former mem-
Sber of the Church of the
Atonement, Atlanta, where -he
had served as a Vestry mem-
ber, junior warden and treasur-
er for many years. He had
served on the Board of
Trustees for Coliubia College,
formerly Christian College,
Columbia, Mo. He was a volun-
teer with Meals on Wheels pro-
gram in Fernandina Beach and
Columbia, Mo.
He leaves behind, his wife
of 64 years, Jane "Page"
Stewart, Fernandina Beach,
their daughter, Nancy Stewart
, Holmes (John), Spartanburg,
S.C., their sons, Thomas S.
Stewart (Pamela), Columbus,
Ohio, William Muir Stewart
(Debra), Alpharetta, Ga., six
grandchildren, .Mary Stewart
.Holmes Loring (Caleb), Jane
Stewart Irwin-; (Timothy
Harmon), Jane Blair Holmes
Brown (James Lansford),
Elizabeth Simrall Stewart,
. Patrick Holmes Stewart and
Katelyn Muir Stewart and three
great-grandchildrien, 'Blair
Jernigan Loring,. Theodore
Henry Irwin and Merrill Evans
Loring.
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at
11 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, Fernandina Beach,
with the Rev. George Young offi-
ciating.
Mr. Stewart will be laid to
rest at a later date in the Walnut
Grove. Cemetery, Booneville,
Mo.
Please share his life story at
www.oxleyheard.com.
Ox!ey-HeardFuneralDirectors


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Bernard Shaw: "I'm convinced
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whole community, and as long
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for it whatever I can;'for the
harder I work the more I live.
Life is no brief candle.,For me,
it is sort of a, splendid torch
which I got hold of for a brief
moment, and I want to make it
burn as brightly a� .possible
before turning it over to future
generations."
"Miss Louise" was born in
Evergreen on June 16, 1910,
along with a twin sister,
Pearl Lucille; they had six older
siblings. There would ulti-
mately be 10 children in her
family, and all her siblings
would precede her in death..
According to the award
nomination, "Miss Louise"' was
always the quietest one and
excelled in everything. 'Miss
Louise' was an honor student,
and 'an early bibliography notes
that she refused to ever play:
hooky or play pranks on fellow


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students. She played forward nephews, some of whom lived
on the basketball team: She with her family at times.
went to the first class of She also helped her "adopt-
Fernandina Beach High School ed family." Among them was a
where shewould graduate with. former employee, Betty Kerr,
highest honors in 1929, receiv- who graduated from nursing
ing the Goldstein Gold Medal. school with the encouragement
'Miss Louise' was active in:4H. and support of "Miss Louise."
She was only 1 of 4 to win the. Kerr's.successful career includ-
top honor in 1929 and go to ed establishing a storefrontclin-
Washington, D.C., to represent ic that provided medical, dental,
the state., . housing and economic services
She . began as ."the for the indigent .
pianist/organist for the church -. Outside the home, Flood
at age 16, in 1926, while still in. .served the school PTA, sewing
high school. Arthritis forced '", lub; Nassau County 'Health
her to quit more than seven .-and Tuberculosis Association,
decades later.' ,,American Cancer Society,
She was active i4 all youth ' Nassau County Health Council
activities and served as fC'{ .assau County Council on
Sdren's Sunday school teac6et.. Aging,,She worked arduously
youth counselor and as a legti. ', qfi rugl electrification.
and teacher for.children's .inis : airilynily and friends gathered
sion studies. ..., ,. Tuesday for a funeraltoremem-
SEva Louise Owens wasmar- - ber "Miss Louise," who for
ried to Henry Flood from 1931 .nearly a century sought to
until his death in 1976. They -,briilg light to.Yulee and Nassau
had no children but she *'as: countyty .
close to her 22 nieces and' mpatnell@fbnewsleadercom


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GIFT Continued from 1A
kitchen counter, he was about
to walk away when something.
caught his eye. One of the
envelopes bore the carefully
practiced script of a child and
was addressed to Santa Claus.
No North Pole address. Just
Santa Claus. He glanced at
the return address in the
upper left hand corner of the
little envelope. Melissa
Harding, 115 Copeland Street.
Stamped officiously across
the front of the envelope was
Return to Sender.
Vickers frowned. Someone
in the post office must've
skipped childhood. Then it hit
him. His own address was 115
Copeland Lane. The letter
was misrouted when the post
office tried to return it.
Vickers knew that part of
town. It was rough. Houses
with burglar bars. Junk cars
littered the curbsides. If that
was Melissa Harding's neigh-
borhood, she'd probably end
up like most other girls from
that part of town - poorly edu-
cated, pregnant too soon and
married to a drunk who beat
her.
He pulled out a chair and
sat down. With trembling fin-
gers, he opened the letter.
What he read made his own
woes seem trivial: Dearl Santa
Claus, my name is Melissa
Harding. I'm eight. I still
believe in you but most of my
friends don't. I'm not asking
for anything this Christmas
but could you please get a job
for my mommy? My daddy
died and mommy lost her job.
Now she cries a lot. Will you
please bring my brother
Jimmy a new bike? I gave him
mine but someone took it.
Please have a safetrip. Merry
Christmas. Your friend,
Melissa.
Vickers read the letter
over and over, each time
more touched by the selfless-
ness of its author. He got up,
poured a glass of wine and sat


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lature to speak on behalf of the
amendment. Bach said it was
impossible to tell if the amend-
ment would be addressed
immediately. She did note,
however, that the state "has an
overwhelming desire to end
beach driving altogether"
because of environmental con-
cerns.
The annexation ordinance
was thrown out in ,early
November by Nassau Co'rity
Circuit Court Judge Brian
Davis because the city did
not follow proper procedure in
giving notice to property own-
ers.
Bach said that she had noti-
fied Thomas Gambino, who


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back down and studied the
letter until it grew dark out-
side. Somewhere, on a mean
street on the bad side of town,
a little girl asked for treas-
ures, not for herself,, but for
her widowed mother and her
brother.
Vickers sipped his wine
and remembered helping
Amanda write her first letter
to Santa. How overjoyed she
was when Santa answered a
week later. He thought about
sitting in his office imperson-
ating Santa Claus as he wrote
to a little girl who wanted a
tea set, a doll and new set of
in-line skates because she
outgrew her old ones.
Melissa Harding had no
father to write back to her
pretending to be Santa Claus.
Christmas Day would only
bring her little family more
hardship and pain. It stinks,
he thought.
He finished off his wine
and got a pen and a piece of
stationery and returned to the
kitchen table. In the glow of
the small reading lamp he
wrote: Dear Melissa, thank
you for such a nice letter.
Your mommy is lucky to have
a little girl like you. Your
brother Jimmy is lucky to
have you as his sister. I'll do
what I can about your wishes.
I'm certain that there's a job
out there somewhere for your
mommy. I'm sure there's a
new bicycle somewhere for
Jimmy. But some things we
have to wait for. That some-
times means we don't find
them under our Christmas
tree. Sometimes we get what
we ask for. If we're blessed,
we get what we need. Merry
Christmas to you, too, child.
Love, Santa Claus.
Vickers laid down his pen,
closed his eyes and thought
for a moment. Then he picked
it up again and added, P.S.:
Don't let your'heart be trou-
bled.
SThat night, he slept better
than he had in years. He


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given to residents within the
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hearings must be scheduled
before the ordinance-goes
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picked up the letter off the
kitchen table the next morn-
ing after his coffee and toast,
sealed it in an envelope, put a
stamp on it and dropped it in
the mailbox on his way out.
The letter was addressed to
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Copeland Street. In the return
address section, it read sim-
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on another postal snafu. He
wasn't disappointed.
Four days later, another
letter was in the mailbox
when Vickers came home. He
took it into the kitchen, sat
down and the table, opened it
and read: Dear Santa Claus.
Thank you for writing back! I
told my friends there really is
a Santa Claus but they didn't
believe me. I have your letter
and I know you are real.
Mommy cried when I read
her your letter and said it was
very sweet Just do the best
you can, Santa. That's all I
ask. Your friend, Melissa. PS.:
Let not your heart be trou-
bled either, Santa.
Vickers read the postscript
over and over. His letter that
night read: Dear Melissa. I'm
working very hard on finding
your mommy a new job. Tell
her not to give up hope. I also
think I might be able to get
Jimmy anew bicycle but that
must be our secret. Now, run
along and do your homework.
Go to bed early Christmas
Eve and go right to sleep. I'm
making your house my first
stop. Your friend, Santa Claus.
In the two weeks that fol-
lowed, he wrote her more
words of hope and encourage-
ment. In each reply, she not
once asked for anything for
herself. Following habit, the
post office mistakenly
returned each letter to him
On Christmas Eve, he
walked into a department
store and bought a bicycle.
He also bought a baseball and
a glove. He asked a young
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florist and bought two big
bunches of holly and mistle-
toe, and finally at the ceme-
tery on his way home.
Vickers swept the snow
away from his wife and
daughter's graves and then
knelt in silent prayer. He
kissed each headstone,
wished them both a Merry
Christmas, told them good-
bye and left.
Around 10 p.m. he
knocked hesitantly on the
door of the tiny frame house
at 115 Copeland Street. An
attractive, petite woman
opened it and asked him who
he was. Then her eyes went
to the bicycle and wrapped
packages on the porch behind
him. She gasped, then leaned
on the door facing and began
to sob. Vickers gave her a
moment and then awkwardly
put his a hand on her shoul-
der.
"Are you OK? Is there
something I can do?"
,She nodded and smiled
timidly. "You can come inside
before you catch pneumonia.
Let me get you a cup of tea. I
just put sbme on." She took a
few steps toward the kitchen
and turned around. "Oh God,
I almost forgot. I'm Angela.
Melissa's mom. I can't believe
you're real. I thought some-
one was just being kind. She's
sorta precocious, if you hadn't
noticed already."
Then she turned and was
gone. He stood in the middle
of her cramped living room
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gift-wrapped packages
beneath it. A small creche
nearby. The simple decora-
tions on the tree and the
creche handmade, apparently
by children.
She returned with the tea
and asked him to sit. He took
the worn sofa. She sat in a
stuffed chair opposite. She
talked about losing her hus-
band and her job and trying
to raise two kids on charity.
He talked about losing his
wife and daughter and finally,
himself. They sat in silence
and listened to the flames
crackle in the small fireplace.
"Why did you do this?" she
finally asked. He told her
about the first letter and how
it got returned to the wrong
addressee. How in the throes
of self-pity, the only thing that
made sense to him was a little
girl's letter to Santa Claus. It
was like a life ring and he
clung to it. He glanced at the
clock and noticed it was near-
ly eleven. It didn't seem like
an hour had passed.
Something in her manner
reminded him of Meg. He
thanked her for the tea and
stood up. He helped her
arrange the gifts around the
tree and fill the stockings with
candies and trinkets he'd
brought. She tied a big red
ribbon on the bicycle handle-
bars and he laughed.
At the door, she paused,
then hugged him hard and
wished him Merry Christmas
and thanked him again. He
hugged her back and was.
about to step off the porch


when he turned around sud-
denly.
"I almost forgot your
Christmas present. I need a
good reliable person to help
run my store. Interested?"
Her eyes widened and
filled with tears. She folded
her hands together as if in
prayer and whispered,
"Thank you, thank you, thank
you! When do I start?"
"How about right after the
holidays? In the meantime, if
you need anything, here's my
business card with my home
and office numbers. Can't
have my employees going
without - especially through
the Christmas holidays." He
turned to walk away and she
put a hand on his shoulder.
"But we don't have any-
thing to give back to you,"
she fretted.
He looked back at her and
thought how pretty she
looked standing in the door-
way, backlit by the lights on
the Christmas tree and the
embers in the fireplace.
He contemplated for a
moment then nodded.
"Melissa gave me my life
back. That was her gift to
me."
He was about to go when
she called out to him.
"I roast a mean turkey.
How does Christmas dinner
sound?"
He took a deep breath and
smiled.,
"It sounds wonderful," he
said.
Joe Palmer writes Cup of
Joe on Fridays for the News-
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This year's Amelia Island-
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lence in local business is
scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at
Amelia Island Plantation.
Awards to be presented at
the gala include the 2008
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organizations will also be cov-
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by Mark Barber.
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for goods and services. Topics


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The Federal Reserve
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heat-propelling maneuver
last week in an attempt to
thaw the frozen credit and
mortgage markets.
The Fed's decision to
push down its key interest
rates to around 0 percent has
worked thus far. Credit mar-
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more freely - and at desired
lower interest rates.
Likewise, 30-year mort-
gage rates are approaching 5
percent. Even though the
Fed has been lowering its
benchmark rates for a year
now, mortgages and other
credit vehicles have
remained at elevated levels.
The lower mortgage rates
have some local profession-
als gasping with'joy. The
mortgage industry - an
extension of the struggling
real estate market - has been
sluggish for some time now.
'These low interest rates
have a lot of people excited,"
says Ben Stephens, owner of
B. Stephens Mortgage
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Beach. Stephens had worked
with HomeBanc for more
than a decade before starting
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should
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hover
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and 5.5 per-
cent.
In con-
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with the
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rates, lower real estate prices
should provide an enticing
combination. Along with any
encouraging news from the
economic stimulus package
proposed by the Obama
administration, there "will be
a noticeable improvement,"
Stephens says.
"All the money being put
into the economy is going to
start showing up," Stephens
says. This should provide
relief in providing jobs, re-
igniting the economy, and
regaining the public's confi-
dence.
Dan Powell, senior vice
president of Coastal Banking
Co. in Fernandina Beach,
says much of the problem in
the current environment
stems from the public's pes-


simistic outlook.
"It's a perception thing,"
Powell says.
If the new administration
can energize the economy
and redirect the media's neg-
ative opinions, the current
slowdown can be resolved.
This would "change the way
people act," Powell says.
Much of the U.S. economy is
driven by consumer spend-
ing. The real estate market -
and everything that goes
along with it - is pivotal in
the turnaround efforts.
Powell also believes that
interest rates in the 4 per-
cent range should help stim-
ulate refinances of mort-
gages and purchases of
properties. Part of the prob-
lem, however, has been get-
ting mortgages approved by
lenders.
With the meltdown in the
mortgage and real estate
markets, lenders have tight-
ened their standards. They
are reportedly more selec-
tive to whom they issue
mortgages. Also, property
values have fallen, making
comparisons difficult These
factors have'hampered a real
estate recovery.
Powell's bank is still
underwriting mortgages,
however. "We weren't crazy
before," Powell says, in
reference to the reckless
behavior of other banks and
mortgage companies.
Unqualified buyers were able
to obtain mortgages, which
has since fed the foreclosure
frenzy.
Coastal Banking Co., for-
merly First National Bank,
has continued using the
same reliable underwriting
and approval disciplines that
worked in the past.
"We're lending just like
we always have," Powell
says. "Is the demand there?
No." But that could be
changing.
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cial advisor who lives on
Amelia Island. He can be
reached at 277-6911.
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I wanted to praise the com-
pany contracted to pave A1A
from the bridge through town
(I'd love to know their name). I
noticed right away they
removed cones and barrels
promptly. They worked dili-
gently to limit traffic impair-
ment.
The most notable service
was their unique attention to re-
striping the roadway and plac-
ing reflectors after finishing only
one lane. Uneven lanes were.
minor when they provided the
striping and reflectors!
As a driver I'd rate them as
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took to maximize safety and
minimize nuisance. All other
pavers usually leave not only
uneven but dark unlined roads
with no reflectors making rainy
nights and days hazardous..
Congratulations to the govern-
ment contracting officers who
awarded the contract to this
company.
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Fernandina Beach

Outside thebox
"However, the University
keeps us from being too rural in
thought and attitude. Since the
college is literally in the center
of town, the collegiate influence
and activities' are shared by
many."
The above was from an arti-
cle about an town I was reading
about online. Wouldn't itbe nice
to have a academy complex in
Fernandina Beach that included
the post office and Baptist
church? Some maritime-type
school? Come on, leaders of
Fernandina Beach, lets think
outside the box and get some
quality processes going'here
that benefit everyone and not
just a few.
Placing City Hall on
Main Street needs reconsider-
.ation.
Sherry Garbarini
Fernandina Beach


Lttle Women
The Little Women of
Fernandina Beach would like
to thank Mr. Paul Barnes for
his nice letter in Voice of the
People ("Christmas tradition,"
Dec. 12). We are the group that
placed the 1,500 luminaries
down Atlantic Avenue that he
enjoyed so much.
We put them out as our part
of the Fernandina Beach
.Woman's Club GLOW, their gift
to the community The Woman's
Club is the Sponsor of Little
Women.
Little Women is a service
club made up of 75 sophomore;
junior and senior girls from
Fernandina Beach High School
and Yulee High School-- yes,
there were some Hornets out
there with the Pirates.
We are proud to carry on
the tradition that helps spread
the Christmas spirit and are
glad that it brightened some-
one's evening.
Little Women also partici-
pates with other organizations
in our community throughout
the year such as the Barnabas
Center, Micah's Place, the
American Cancer Society,
Nassau County Volunteer
Center, the police and fire
departments and the foster care
program.
Thank you again for notic-
ing.
Olivia Townsend,
President
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For years I have been read-
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now I must say enough is
Enough. He is completely
biased on anything against the
Gators.
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Sam Bradford getting the
Heisman this year instead of
Tim Tebow (Dec. 17), look at
Bradford's numbers. He leads
the nation with 48 TD passes,
4,464 passing yards and only 6
interceptions in 442 attempts.
Last year Tebow had 3,286 pass-
ing yards, 32 passing TDs and
6 interceptions in 350 attempts
when li ;won the Heisman
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TDs while this year Bradford
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Gas prices inYulee
Today, Dec. 17, going down
* A1A on the way home from
work, all gas stations were rais-
ing their gas price even though
it was the same gas in the
ground from their last fill-up
and the price of gas has fallen
today,by the barrel.
This is like stealing! Giving
to the rich, and taking from the
poor! How come the News-
Leader, the paper for the peo-
ple, does not print facts such as
this?
Does your paper care about
the people who buy and sup-
port your paper? .
The prices are lowering in
Jacksonville, but rising in Yulee.
SSo do your people a good deed
and find out why. If you guys
have the heart to do so. If you
are scared, well, don't bother. I
will understand, and you will
lose a loyal reader. Gate Petro-
leum on A1A was the first to
raise their price from $1.65 to
$1.69 a gallon with the same
gas in the ground as the day
before. I do think they call this
price gouging, So please report
this.
Jesse Deloach
Yulee

Take caremof our own
It was good to read the letter
from a concerned local on our
local restaurants and their eco-
nomicedownturn in our current
Condition (Dec. 19'). 1 for one
have benefited by the local
restaurants and other busi-
nesses thathaVe given over and
over for charities that my wife
and I have been a part of.
Yes, we as locals should give
back as much as we can to
these businesses in their need
at this time. Many of us in the
future will call on them again
with requests for their support
Their employees depend on tips.
as their main income.
So if you have company com-:
ing in to visit, treat them to a
lunch or dinner in one of our
fine restaurants.
To any who can stretch their
budgets in this tough economy,
we have a Ford, Chrysler and a
GM dealer that also contribute
to many, many local charities.
Taking care of our own will
help take care of many.
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Ken Grindle has a vision.
He sees a father in India at the bedside
of his son or daughter. "You know," he says
to the child, "I never told you the story
behind that blanket that's keeping you
warm tonight. When I was about your age, a
group of Christians from America came to
my village and brought backpacks."
He names the items that were inside.
"This wool blanket was
one item in there," he
S says. "And the Bible was in
there. And the message
'' . they brought along with
those gifts was a message
that changed my life. It's
the message that I accept-
. ed when I trusted Jesus
Christ as my personal sav-
FROM ior. And that's why we're
THE Christians. That's why we
pray every night." . ,. : .
HOME .j_ The vision is realistio.i .-f
OFFICE Counting those bound for
India this year, Ken
Grindle and his non-profit
PhilHudgins mission organization, Net
India, will have delivered
more than 10,000 backpacks to Indian chil-
dren. The gifts inside vary each year, but
normally they include - besides the Bible in
Hindi language and a blanket - a bath
towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hair oil,
school supplies, fruit and a few small toys -
all bought in India for about nine American
dollars. Another dollar buys a "love feast," a
hot meal for each child.
It's called "Christmas in a Backpack,"
and how it came about is a story in itself.
Several years ago, Ken Grindle was on a
mission to southeast India when someone
broke into his hotel room and took his
backpack - and everything in it his pass-
port, his visa, his money. Everything.
Before long, though, the anger, the agita-
tion, the frustration, all of those ill feelings
faded when he realized that things really
are not important. But people are. Thus, the
backpack mission was born.
A few weeks ago, about 100 people from
10 churches gathered in Gainesville, Ga., to
stuff 2,300 empty backpacks into 51 duffel
bags. And on Monday, Ken and 18 others
will leave for Orissa, India, to present the
Christmas gifts - and the Christmas mes-
sage - to children of the villages, some of
them the poorest of the poor.
It's a familiar scene for Ken and his fami-.
ly: his wife, Tracy, his daughter, McClain,
19, and son, Micah, 14. For six years, they
lived in India six or seven months out of the
year. Ken, sometimes Tracy, still go back
five times a year.'"Christmas in a Backpack"
is one of those missions., .
"When we give the children these back-
packs, they just light up," Ken says. 'These
are kids who don't experience Christmas,
don't get any Christmas gifts, don't even
know what Christmas is all about"
But one day, a good way down a village
road, a father may sit beside his son or
daughter and talk about that warm, woolen
blanket. And he'll tell the child the
Christmas story he was told years ago.
If you would like to donate to Net India,
check out the web site,
www.netindia4him.net, or call (770) 297-
7003.
Phil Hudgins is the senior editorfor
Community Newspapers Inc., the media com-
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The credit culture is crunched


What a strange society America has
become. Our mothers wouldn't
recognize it.
Our mothers were always cau-
tioning us to save, not spend. Now, we're told
the wheels of economic progress are grinding
to a halt because we are finally doing what
Mom told us to do.
The lifeblood streaming through our finan-
cial system is credit, not cash, so the gurus of
greed preach. Save us from a depression. Be
patriotic and pull out the plastic.
Spend to save the country.
Today, the consequences of bad math are a
bailout and a bonus. The moms who fed sand-
wiches to hungry hoboes in rags hitching rides
on freight cars would marvel at today's beg-
gars in silk suits, emerging from corporate jets
with their tin cups. Our maternal forbears
would undoubtedly suggest the only bailout
that makes sense. Automobile bottom lines
might bulge if all we Americans bailed out of
our foreign cars into a domestic carriage.
We are hanging on the horns of a danger-
ous dilemma. How does a society survive by
spending what we don't have? Maybe the
answer is paper. As long as there is a govern-
ment press, Uncle Sam can just hand out dol-
lars even if they are barely wbrth the pulp they
are printed on. Who cares if the bucks have no
golden bang behind them?
For all intents and purposes, we've been on
paper without realizing it. A woman who asked
her bank how quickly she could extract hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars of her own
money to pay for a house was told the transac-
tion would take just half an hhur to hand her a
check. If, however, she came with a wheelbar-


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Peggy
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row and demanded it be filled
with cash, it might take two
weeks. Or however long it
might take to borrow it back
from Beijing:
Consumerism is consum-
ing us, diminishing a great
power. From Main Street to
Wall Street, we fed on greed,
not need. We are all to blame.
Only yesterday, we were buy-
ing houses to tear down; lust-
ing for granite counter tops
and designer closets, bulging
with clothes we never wear,
fixing our faces and building
bosoms. Some women still
cannot vanquish vanity' The


Wall Street Journal reported a nanny went job-
less because her newly economizing boss had
Sto make a choice between Botox and the
babysitter.
Wrinkle free won out.
"We need a little Christmas," as the song
from the Broadway show, "Mame," reminds us,
"right this very minute - candles in the win-
dow, carols on the spinet"
That's exactly the kind of Christmas we
need. A credit-free Christmas; a Christmas that
celebrates the birthday of someone who spent
his life on Earth without two denarii to rub
together, who walked through life with no
material goods and yet spread love, joy, peace,
patience and only asks the same gifts; someone
who brought'hope and light to a world in dark-
ness and still has the power to do that today,
What the world needs now is confidence.
We are in a "Who can we trust?" mode.


We can trust the Birthday Boy. For 2,000
years, the message has been consistent and it
has worked marvels in the lives of those who
listened and followed. Mother Teresa, who left
the security of a convent to found a new nun's
order in the ghettos of Calcutta, was quoted as
saying, "Ask God, he's got lots of money." And
she did. The Sisters of Charity never fund-
raised. They prayed and the goods mysterious-
ly arrived.
When she died, Mother Teresa, who start-
ed with just herself and a sari, had 4,000 nuns
working to help the needy in over 600 institu-
tions in 101 countries.
The football legend Don Shula, the win-
ningest coach in NFL history, talked about the
marriage between success and confidence. He
said it was built on faith.
"Faith," he told a Biscayne College graduat-
ing class, "is the greatest force in all humanity.
It is greater than intelligence, 'charm, physical
beauty. It is greater than strength, political
power, money or social position. There is prac-
tically nothing a man can't do if he has faith.
Supreme self-confidence is based on faith and
without self-confidence, success is an impossi-
bility." When a man has faith, Shula contended,
he is without limits. "Faith gives you a defini-
tion and a purpose."
Maybe this Christmas, when we are unable
to consume as much materialism, we will con-
sume the spiritual meaning of the feast.- a time.
to give love, something money cannot buy, but
we all can afford, which is the true measure of
Merry Christmas.
Peggy Stanton co-founded the Place of Peace
Festival on the island.
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Harry the heron


Harry. Or Fluffy.
The great blue
heron that fre-
quents the Isleworth reten-
tion pond goes by many
names, but there's no doubt
about it. A single great blue
heron, whether male or
female, definitely rules this
kingdom!
I've heard about this neigh-
borly great blue heron for
months now,
and I finally
came over to
my friend
Mary Dahl's
house to
meet it in
person.
S ''~Daisy," as
W.she's named
WILD it, was not in
WAYS Mary's back-
yard when I
arrived at the
Pat scheduled
Foster-Turley time.
Instead, the
heron was a few backyards
down the pond watching
neighbor Henry Haddock
fishing.
Mary and I strolled down
to join Henry and to get a
closer look at the heron. As
we watched, Henry caught a
small fish, and the heron .
edged closer. The heron wait-'
ed patiently while Henry
released the fish from the
hook. With a quick toss, the
fish landed on the grass and
even quicker the bird picked
it up and swallowed it, as it
had obviously done many
times before.


Henry calls this heron
"Harry."' "Harry the Heron,
it's got a ring to it, don't you
think?"
For a few years now, Harry
the Heron has been reaping
the rewards of Henry's back-
yard fishing forays. Whenever
the bird sees him, it flies over
to watch, ever hopeful for a
treat. If Henry does not come
out to fish soon enough, he
finds the heron sitting on his
backyard table looking in the
window, reminding him of his
duties.
Harry the Heron has
learned his manners the hard
way when it comes to human
fishing. Twice now, it's been
hooked itself when it greedily
came in to take the fish before
it was tossed to him. Both
times Henry managed to
catch the bird, and extricate
the hook, but it caused quite a
ruckus and was not'fun for-
either Henry or Harry. So,
trained at last, the heron has
learned the art of politeness.
Henry was done fishing for
the day and it was time now
forAct Two of the heron's
daily performance. Back at
Mary's house, she readied the
stale hot dog buns she had
collected just for this occa-
sion. In a few minutes we
went outside to the edge of
the pond, and she yelled out
to the heron down the way,
"Daisy, Daisy, Daisy!" Harry
.the Heron, now "Daisy," came
immediately flying down the
pond and landed in the shal-
lows near Mary.
It was a cold afternoon,
and the contingent of turtles


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she usually feeds were else-
where, but Mary tossed sbme
breadcrumbs in the water
anyway, trying to lure in some
small fish for Daisy. Sure
enough, Daisy strutted over,
arched her neck and focused
on the water, seeking fish. A
few stabs of the beak, but she
missed her mark. Another
stealthy sneak, another couple
of beak stabs. Still no luck.
Finally, in desperation, Daisy
resorted to eating a few bread-
crumbs and then flew off in
disgust to roost in a tree.
Mary was the first home-
owner along the pond more
than four years ago and the
first to befriend Daisy. After all
these years, Daisy expects her
bread crumb fishing expedi-
tion to happen right on time
every day. If not, she waits on
Mary's patio furniture until
she gets the message, using
the same strategy she's per-
fected with Henry the fisher-
man down the way.
Further down the pond,
this heron goes by the name
"Fluffy," for whatever reason.
There's no telling what tricks
Fluffy performs for what
treats down this end.
Sometimes, I think, Fluffy/


Daisy/Harry also visits my
own backyard retention pond
off nearby Simmons Road.
The folks at Islesworth report
that occasionally their heron
goes missing. And just as
occasionally a great blue
heron shows up on my pond
to stalk the fish on the far
bank.
In my pond I've named the
bird "Big Blue" but I've never
tried to feed it and it warily
fishes far from the homes on
one side of our pond. Until vis-
iting Islesworth, I've been
content to admire it from a
distance.
One of these days when I
see the great blue heron
again, I'll try an experiment.
I'll go out in my backyard with
some bread crumbs and toss
them in the air, while calling
"Daisy, Daisy, Daisy!" in a
voice as much like Mary's as I
can muster.
Just maybe it's not only the
Three Stooges otters that I
share with the folks at
Isleworth. Maybe we're also
sharing Daisy!
I Pat Foster-Turley is a zoolo-
gist who lives on Amelia
Island.
parandbucko@yahoo.com


PAT FOSTER-TURLEY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
A great blue heron, above left, at Islesworth development
on Amelia Island has made friends with its neighbors.
Mary Dahl tosses bread crumbs to attract small fish for
"Daisy," above. Henry Haddock tosses his fish catch to
the same heron, whom he calls "Harry."



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Here is a Christmastime
update on the Egans Creek
Greenway projects:
* Water control structure.
The basic water control
portion of the project is com-
plete. The last portion of the
project is the rerouting of
the ditch under the pathway.
The water levels on thesalt-
water side will be adjusted to
minimize the overflow to the.
south. This will take some
time and a trial and measure
effort.
For the holidays the week-
days not scheduled to work
are Christmas Day, the day
after Christmas, Friday, and
New Year's Day, Jan. 1. This
job is possibly going to be com-
pleted by Jan. 5.'
* Dead tree site renovation.
The contract to remove the
remaining danger trees has
been awarded to Davey Tree
Service. (My mistake on the
contractor identification previ-
ously.) These are the same
green trucks you see clearing
trees out of the power lines in
this area.
Trails are scheduled to be
open for use after noon today
and all day Christmas, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Work
will resume Monday and con-


tinue through Dec. 31.
Thursday, Jan. 1., will be the
only day next week that the
trails will be open. Hopefully
the job will end at the end of
work on Jan. 2
* Next step forward. With
the holidays over there will be
a lull in activity while the next
step is discussed and a plan
formulated. Watch this space
for developments as they
occur.
* Greenway improve-
ments. Mowing is occurring
during the coldest months.
Mowing is the tool that will
replace controlled burning.
Because of the location of the
greenway fire cannot be used
for reduction of weed growth.
It may look a little ugly now,
but it will green up quickly,
provide tender shoots for the
deer, new growth for the
insects to harvest nectar and
control some of the invasive
species that are along the
trails. Plans are to use this tool
annually, in winter, when it has
the least effect on wildlife gen-
erally.
* Thought for the day:
Enjoy the greenway. If you take
something into the greenway,
bring its remains back out.
Several people have weekly
passes through the area pick-
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and three sleeping adults in a
mobile home were injured
Friday morning when the truck
crashed into the home, push-


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The accident happened
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old Jeffrey Hixon of Callahan
lost control of the 2006 freight-
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ing.
Leeper said Hixon was trav-
eling east on A1A just south of
Amelia Avenue when he lost
control of the vehicle and
traveled across the median into
the westbound lane of traffic,
then back across the eastbound
lanes, over a curb and a
sidewalk, down a grass hill,
through the parking lot of
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q,
through a wooden fence and
into a trailer in Amelia Trailer
Park.
Eight adults were sleeping
in the home at the time of
the accident, Leeper said.
Three of the people -
Bardomiano Juan Jesus, Leo
Jesus Garcia and 20-year-old
Victoria Martinez - were taken
to Baptist \Mdical C-ntlr:
N3ssau for trearmint t minnr-
injuries; Hixon, who was
wearing a seatbelt, was also
taken to Baptist Nassau for
treatment.
Leeper said investigators
do not believe drugs or alcohol
were factors in the accident.
Charges are pending the out-
come of the investigation.


POLICE REPORTS


This was written by Shannon
Malcom of the News-Leader
from oral and written reports
by the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office, the city of Fernandina
Beach Police Department and
other agencies.
Arrest indicates suspicion of
a crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach
Police Department at 277-7342,
or the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office anonymously by calling
225-0147 in Yulee and
Fernandina Beach or 879-2136
in Callahan, Hilliard and
Bryceville. The "We Tip" pro-
gram - 1-800-78CRIME - also
allows callers to leave anony-
mous tips.

School burglarized
Six classrooms at West
Nassau County High School
were burglarized last week,
according to police.
According to a police report
of the incident, the burglaries
were reported on Dec. 16;
Panasonic projectors - each
worth about. $1,255 - were
taken from each of the rooms.
Detectives were unable to find
any usable fingerprints.
Only two of the burglarized
classrooms had noticeable pry
marks indicating forced entry,
however "these portable class-
rooms are fairly easy to gain
entry into without a lot of trou-
ble by anyone who really want-
ed to enter them," Nassau
County Dep. George Faircloth
said in his report.
The case is still under inves-
tigation; no arrests have been
made.

Hunt club burglary
Police are hoping blood
samples will lead them to the
suspect or suspects who bur-
glarized several campers in a
Yulee hunt club last week.
The burglaries were report-
ed Dec. 15. According to
police, someone cut the pad-
lock on the gate to enter the
North Crandall Hunt Club and
then broke windows of sever-
al trailers and took several
items, including a television
set, a DVD player, bottles of
liquor and a knife set.
Blood was found on the
doors of two of the campers,
and the blood was collected for
evidence, according to police.
No arrests have been made.
The case is under investiga-
tion.

Auto theft
A Marsh Lakes resident
. was victimized a second time
last week after an initial rash of


vehicle burglaries in the neigh-
borhood.
A 2004 Mazda was reported
stolen from the Wood Stork
Place home; earlier this month,
that same vehicle was bur-
glarized and a wallet and a
spare key were stolen.
The vehicle was registered
as stolen, and the case is under
investigation.

Restaurants hit
Three Yulee restaurants
were burglarized last week but,
according to police, the sus-
pect or suspects apparently
ended up empty-handed.
The burglaries were report-
ed Dec. 20. The Doo Wop
Diner on A1A, Kentucky Fried
Chicken at 76106 Sidney Place
and the Wendy's on A1A were
burglarized but nothing was
taken from any of the busi-
nesses.
At each location, police
believe the suspect entered the
store by breaking glass plates
on doors.
The owner of Doo Wop
Diner, Lisa Deringer, told
police nothing was missing
from her restaurant, and at
KFC it appeared someone
attempted to steal from the
cash drawers, but they were
'empty.
In Wendy's, police said
someone tried to reach into,
the building through broken
glass and take a cash register,
but they were unsuccessful
and nothing was reported
missing from that restaurant
as well.
No arrests have been made;
the cases are under investiga-
tion.

Felony arrests
* Johnal Jones, 64, 921 S.
Ninth St., Fernandina Beach,
Dec. 21, felony driving with a
license that has been sus-
pended or revoked.
* Jamie Ryan Crowtheir 19,
85770 Radio Ave., Yulee, Dec.
18, violating probation for a
conviction of fraudulent use of
a credit card, no bond.
* Christopher Lee Sinclair,
34, 1630 Santa Juana Rd.,
Fernandina Beach, Dec. 18,
Santa Rosa warrant for theft.
* Robert Harold Gandy, 47,
95042 Leo Dr., Fernandina
Beach, Dec. 18, aggravated
,assault. .. ..
E Joshua Adam Mixen, 20,
507 South 16th St, Fernandina
Beach, Dec.'18, uttering forged
bills and theft.
* Michelle Leigh Mobley,
30, 39178 Brantley Rd.,
H illiard. Dec. 17, writ of attach-
ment, no bond.
* Gerome Berry, 57, 104
Oxford St., Hilliard, Dec. 17,


possession of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine with intent
to sell or distribute.
* James Aaron Gaskins, 33,
95490 Alligator Creek Rd.,
Fernandina Beach, Dec. 17,
Duval County warrant for writ-
ing worthless checks.
* Michael Vrabely, 45, 631
Tarpon Ave., Fernandina
Beach, Dec. 17, violating pro-
bation for a conviction of pos-
session of heroin.
* Michael Charles Killan,
31, 2849 Bob White Lane,
Fernandina Beach, Dec. 16,
grand theft, $10,002 bond.
* Mark Anthony Regan, 36,
851848 US 17, Yulee, Dec. 16,
Clay County warrant for grand
theft.
* William Stewart Orshal,
49, 96197 Pirates Bluff,
Yulee, Dec. 16, possession of
more than 20 grams of mari-
juana.
* John Clarence Ouellette,
44, 146 S. Seventh St., Fernan-
dina Beach, Dec. 16, grand
theft and trespass.
* Katie Melinda Wening,
29, 97071 Benchmark Ave.,
Yulee, Dec. 16, violating pro-
bation for a conviction of DUI,
$10,002 bond.
* Emiliano Zerbits, 42, 853
Atlantic View, Fernandina
Beach, Dec. 16, Texas warrant
for theft, no bond.
* David Franklin
Daughtry, 27, 55100 Harts
Terrace, Callahan, Dec. 15,
fleeing or eluding a police offi-
cer, burglary, grand theft and
grand theft of a firearm.
* Brenda Joyce Shackles,
44; 37177 Cody Circle, Hilliard,
Dec. 15, Missouri warrant for
failure to appear in court.
- Carlton Lorenzo Baker,
25, Jacksonville, Dec. 15, sale
of crack cocaine and posses-
sion of crack cocaine.
* Phillip Don Norman, 51,
Jacksonville, Dec. 15, sale of
crack cocaine and aggravated
fleeing or attempting to elude
an officer.
* Lawrence James Fields,
24, Jacksonville, Dec. 15, sale
of crack cocaine and posses-
sion of crack cocaine.
* Barbara Simmons Kitler,
47, Jacksonville, Dec. 15, sale
of a controlled substance,
$25,002 bond.
* Christopher Jarnell
Starks, 19, Jacksonville, Dec.
15, burglary to a dwelling,
$25,002 bond.
* Louis David Miner, 54,
S66003 Fred Miner Estates DE.,
Yulee, Dec. 15, uttering a
forged instrument, forgery and
petit theft.
* Janet Marie Brown, 53,
507 Pine St., Fernandina
Beach, Dec. 15, grand theft and
dealing in stolen property,
$20,004 bond.
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Nassau County Judicial Annex.
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day.
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Cleaning


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SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader

The third of four cleaning
women arrested for stealing
from the home of a customer
received a suspended sen-
tence of 18 months in a state
prison.
Rosemary Smith, 23, was
sentenced to
three years
, of probation
with the con-
dition that
' r, she write let-
.'.- ters of apol-
o ' gy to her
victims.
Smith Smith was
also ordered
to pay $100
to the State Attorney's, $348 in
court costs, $7,500 in restitu-
tion and a $150 public defend-
er's lien.
Smith will not have to
serve her prison sentence pro-
vided she completes her'pro-
bation.
Smith, along with Merry
Ledene Millwood, Kimberly
Bryant and Diane Vinson, was
arrested in connection with
the theft of cash and jewelry
from a Carlton Dunes resi-
dence while employed with a
local cleaning service, Honey
Do's.
All four women were
charged with grand theft.
Vinson is awaiting trial.
Millwood was sentenced to 90
days in jail and 18 months of
probation and ordered to pay
$400 in restitution. Bryant
received one year of proba-
tion and was ordered to pay
$700 in restitution.
Smith was released from
the Nassau County Jail on
bond shortly after her arrest
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COURT REPORT


Thefollowing report was com-
piled by Shannon Malcom, News-
Leader staff, from the Dec. 18
court docket of Circuit Court
Judge Robert Foster
* Kenneth Ray Ashby plead-
ed not guilty to aggravated
assault.
* Robin Denese Briggs
pleaded guilty to sale or deliv-
ery of cocaine. She was adjudi-
cated guilty and sentenced to
20 months in a state prison with
credit for time served and
ordered to pay $100 to the State
Attorney's Office, $448 in court
costs and a $150 public defend-
er's lien. Briggs will not be pros-
ecuted on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine.
* Dennis Theodore Catlin
pleaded not guilty to sale, deliv-
ery, purchase or manufacture
of marijuana, sale, manufacture
or delivery of a counterfeit con-
trolled substance, grand theft
and dealing in stolen property.
* Christopher Lamar Corley
was sentenced to time served in
the Nassau County Jail for vio-
lating his probation on a con-
viction of fraudulently obtain-
ing a controlled substance, and
his probation was reinstated
with the same conditions as
before.
* Randy Lee Cripe pleaded
not guilty to aggravated battery
on a law enforcement officer
and resisting arrest with vio-
lence.
* Michael Claire Darden
pleaded guilty to failure to reg-
ister as a sexual offender and
violating his probation for con-
victions of attempted sexual bat-
tery and accessory to burglary
after the fact. He was adjudi-
cated guilty and sentenced to
four years in a state prison with
credit for time'served, followed
by sex offender probation.
Darden was ordered to pay
$348 in court costs, $100 to the
State Attorney's Office and a
$150 public defender's lien.
* Mitchell Lamar Duggan
pleaded guilty to possession of
more than 20 grams of mari-


juana and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Adjudication was
withheld and he was sentenced
to two years of probation, six
months of which he must wear
a monitoring device on his
ankle. Duggan was ordered to
pay $100 to the State Attorney's
Office and $448 in court costs.
He will not be prosecuted on a
charge of possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell.
* Marcus Trayvan Ewing
will not. be prosecuted on
charges of burglary and aggra-
vated assault.
* Earl Harris pleaded guilty
to violating probation for a con-
viction of sexual battery. He was
adjudicated guilty and his pro-
bation was reinstated and
extended to eight years.
* Raymond Marcellous
Johnson pleaded guilty to vio-
lating probation for a conviction
of possession of cocaine.
Adjudication was withheld and
his probation was reinstated
with 'the same conditions.
W Carl Brent Jones pleaded
guilty for convenience to intro-
ducing contraband into a jail.
He was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to time served in the
Nassau County Jail and he was
ordered to pay $100 to the State
Attorney's Office, $448 in court.
costs and a $150 public defend-
er's lien. Jones will not be pros-
ecuted on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine.
* Carol Vee Jones pleaded
guilty to two counts of posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell or deliver. Adjudication was
withheld, and she was sen-
tenced to six months in, the
Nassau County Jail with credit
for time served and ordered to
pay $200 to the State Attorney's
Office and $896 in court costs.
Jones will not be prosecuted on
charges of possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana, pos-
session of controlled substance
paraphernalia and an addition-
- al charge of possession of mar-
ijuana with intent to sell or deliv-
er.


* Otis Lee Jones pleaded
not guilty to possession of
cocaine and possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
* Richard Randall Jones
pleaded guilty to violating pro-
bation for a conviction of lewd
or lascivious battery. He was
adjudicated guilty and his pro-
bation was revoked and termi-
nated, and he was sentenced to
four years in a state prison with
credit for time served.
SA trial date of April 20 was
set for Kimberly Gibbons Lee
on a charge of second-degree
grand theft.
* Kenneth Dale Little plead-
ed not guilty to sale, delivery,
purchase or manufacture of
marijuana.
* Timothy Wade Nipper
pleaded guilty to violating pro-
bation for a conviction of lewd
or lascivious battery. He was
adjudicated guilty, his proba-
tion was revoked and terminat-
ed and le was sentenced to
three years in prison with cred-
it for time served.
* William Stewart Orshal
pleaded not guilty to failure to
register as a sexual offender.
* Sheila Smith pleaded
guilty to possession of cocaine.
She was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to four months in the
Nassau County Jail with credit


for time served, and she was
ordered to pay $448 in court
costs, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office and a $150
public defender's lien. Smith
will not be prosecuted on a
charge of possession of con-
trolled substance parapherna-
lia.
* Lawrence Stephen
Sterling pleaded guilty to sale of
a controlled substance, a lesser
offense than his original charge
of trafficking a controlled sub-
stance. Sterling was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to four
months in the Nassau County
Jail with credit for time served,
followed by two years of com-


munity control: Sterling was
ordered to pay $100 to the State
Attorney's Office, $448 in court
costs and a $150 public defend-
er's lien.
* Robert Alton Welch plead-
ed guilty to violating probation
for a conviction of grand theft.
Welch was sentenced to 90 days
in the Nassau County Jail with
credit for time served, followed
by a reinstatement of his pro-
bation, extended by two years.
* Steven Marcus Woods
pleaded not guilty to violating
probation for a conviction of
possession of a controlled sub-
stance.
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Right, Megan Laffey, 6,
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Janice Baldwin, the
Nassau County Library's
Bryceville branch man-
ager, during the Polar
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24,2008
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


COUNTY CHAMPS


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FBHS hosted the county
wrestling championships
Thursday. Pictured, clock-
wise from top left: FBHS's
Jordan Tudor defeated
Yulee's Justin Love by tech-
nical fall; YHS's Josh Dennis
pinned Pirate Garrett
Sharpe: FBHS's Adam
Thomason pinned Yulee's
Austin Turbeville; FBHS's
Michael Hawthorne pinned
Yulee's Chase Gonzales;
FBHS's Beau Baxter pinned
YHS's Brady Acosta; Yulee's
Seth Bodine beat Pirate
grappler Sean Watkins 9-2.
More photos, 3B.
BE'I H:i' JL NIri\i .E.UAiE


Pirates coun ch as gain
Pirates counr caons1n


BETH JONES
News-leader

For the ihird year in a row, the Pirate wrestling
team captured the Nassau County crown,.
Fernandina Beach High School defeated West
SNassau 72-9 and Yulee 64-9 Thursday night at Pirate.
Gym to clinch. its third consecutive county title.
"Overall we are very pleased with our third
straight county championship," said Mark Durr,
FBHS wrestling coach. "We are very inexperienced.
as a team and have a lot.of room for improvement.
We feel our conditioning needs to improve, which
it will between now and districts."
Pirate grappler Jordan Tudor defeated Yulee's
Justin Love by technical fall 17-2 in the 140-pound
class.
"Jordan Tudor came out to wrestle and he got
after it Pirate wrestling style," Durr said.."He has
been one of our leaders in the practice room and
it showed (Thursday)."
Sophomore Pit LeBrun, 145 pounds, won both
of his matches by pin. He beat Josh Meeks of West
Nassau and Jorge Figueroa of Yulee.
"Pit has been putting in the work during the off-
season and seems to look stronger every week,"
Durr said.
Senior Donnie Moore, 189 pounds, wrestled
just once, picking up a win by forfeit against Yulee.
In the West:Nassau match, Moore pinned Charles,
McCorkle in 35 seconds.
"Donnie Moore did what we expect our cap-
tain and state qualifier to do," Durr said. "Donnie
came out injured but would have wrestled in this
match ilth a broken leg if he had to. He could not
have been kept away from this championship in his
seniorr year.
"Hiis attitude this year is Pirate wrestling and we
are more than proud of his dedication and comit-
ment to this team."
First-time wrestler senior Adam Thomason


Fernandina Beach 72,
West Nassau 9
135-Terrell Walker (WN) defeated Garrett
Sharpe 4-3
145-Pit LeBrun (FB) pins Josh Meeks in 1:25
152-Sean Watkins (FB) pins James Uccardi in
5:33
160-Garrett Wright (WN) pins Michael
Hawthorne in 5:42
171-Trevor Smith (FB) pins Eli Smith.in 1:59
189-Donnie Moore (FB) pins Charles McCorkle
in :35
215-Conner Lawrence (FB) pins Brent Shinkel
in 2:25
Heavyweight-Adam Thomason (FB) defeated
Jordan Dixon (injury default)
Fernandina Beach 64, Yulee 9
119-Beau Baxter (FB) pinned Brady Acosta in
3:31
135-Josh Dennis (Y) pinned Garrett Sharpe in
1:29
140-Jordan Tudor (FB) defeated Justin Love by


made his debut and picked up a pair of wins for the
Pirates. He %:on by injury default after West
Nassau's Jurdan Dixon withdrew in the first peri-
od with.an injury and then pinned Yulee's Austin
Turbeville in 1:33.
"Adam Thomason has just started wrestling
this year and picked up two big wins for us," Durr
said. "Adamn has been making the kind of sacrifices
that wrestlers make and it has not been easy, which
makes the victory that much better. . .
"Adam has not only been helping himself while
learning these lessons, lie has helped out his team,
and we are very proud and happy that he has cho-
sen to be a part of this team."
The Pirate grapple rs will be backing action Jan.
7 when they travel to Fletcher. They compete in a


technical fall (17-2)
145-Pit LeBrun (FB) pins Jorge Figueroa in 1:32
152-Seth Bodine (Y) defeated Sean Watkins 9-
2
160-Michael Hawthome (FB) pins Chase
Gonzales in 2:37
171-Trevor Smith (FB) pins Jeffery Howell in
2:25
Heavyweight-Adam Thomason (FB) pinned
Austin Turbeville in 1:33

Yulee 30, West Nassau 30
119-Brady Acosta (Y) won by forfeit
135-Josh Dennis (Y) pinned Terrell Walker
145-Josh Meeks (WN) pinned Jorge Figueroa
152-James Liccardi (WN) pinned Seth Bodine
160-Garrett Wright (WN) pinned Chase
Gonzales
171-Jeffery Howell (Y) pinned Eli Smith
189-Charles McCorkle (WN) won by forfeit
215-Brent Shinkel (WN) Won by forfeit
Heavyweight-Austin Turbeville (Y) pinned
Jordan Dixon..


tournament at Clay County Jan. 9-10.
The Pirates have two home matches in January.
They host First Coast Jan. 15 and Sandalwood Jan.
21.
In the first match of the night Thursday, Yulee
and \Vest Nassau battled to a 30-30 stalemate."
Senior Josh Dennis won both of his matches at
S135 pounds, pinning Garrett Sharpe of Fernandina
Beach and Terrell Walker of West Nassau.
Austin Turbeville of Yulee pinned West Nassau's
Jordan Dixon in the heavyweight match.
Seth Bodine, 152 pounds, rebounded from his
loss to West Nassau's James Liccardi and defeated
Pirate Sean Watkins 9-2.
Yulee Hornet wrestler Jeffery Howell pinned
West Nassau's Eli Smith in the 171-pound class.


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crown

BETH JONES
News-Leader
After soundly.beating host Port
Charlotte 77-44 Thursday and Hardee
74-37 Friday, the.Pirates advanced to
the championship game Saturday.
"With an eight-team tournament, at
some point there's going to be.a pret-
ty good test," said Matt Schreiber,
head boys basketball
coach at Fernandina
Beach High School.
The Pirates got
that test Saturday
night when they took
on Desoto.
"They were a very
athletic team that was
as good defensively as Brogdon
we were," Schreiber "d
said. "It was great for
us to play in a tournament that forced
us to have to do everything possible
to scratch out a win."
Desoto. took the lead with 23 sec-
onds left in the game thanks to a cou-
ple of free-throws, Schreiber said.,
"We- were'very patient, looking for
a good shot," Schreiber said "Nothing
developed until about 6-9 seconds to
go and the ball ended up in Carlos
Holcey's hand. He penetrated to the
: basket and hit a short shot. leaving
(Desoto) 2.3 seco-,nds. Tai Afford stole
the in-bounds pass."
The Pirates edged Des:oto 59-5S to
push their record to 12-0. They're idle
until Monday, the first day of awo-day
Tournament at Bishop Snyder High.
School.
SThis team, thus far, at the halfway
point, has really had an ability to focus
on the task at hand and improve a lit-
tle bit day by day," Schrib,:r said.
Senior Jake Brogdon was named
the tournament's most valuable play-
er and juniors Carlos Holcey anda
Patrick Garvin bere named to the all-
tournament team.
SPort Charlotte managed just one
point in the first quarter Thursday.
FBHS led 34-17 at halftime.
Zach Rocheleau led the Pirates
with 18 points and had three assists
and three steals. Garvin had'13 points,
seven rebounds, a' block and a steal
Alford had 12upoints, eight rebounds

Vrancic chipped in 1t pints and had
five rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
James Russell had seven rebounds.
" We were able to do as we have
been able to do in a lot of games,
defensively.we just never let tie other
teams get comfortable," Schreiber
said. "The first two games w\e able to
generate a lot of offense off our
defense."
SThe Pirates were up 38-27 at half-
time, but outscored Hardee 22-7 in
the third quarter to seal the win.
Holcey was the top scoer with 16
points. He also had six rebounds,
three assists and four steals. Brogdon
scored 15 points, had two i rebounds,
four assists and a steal Alford had 11
points, seven rebounds, an assist and
three steals. Vrancic had two blocks
and Garvin had three. Rocheleau and
Terin Dallas had three steals.each.
In Saturday's championship game,
the teams were knotted at 14 points
after a quarter and the Pirates led 34-
26 at halftime. Desoto outscored
FBHS 15-13 in the thi'd quarter and
17-17 in the fourth.
SGarvin had 16 points and three
steals. Brogdon had 13 points, five
rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Holcey scored 12 points and had five
rebounds, an assist and a steal.
.. Vrancic.had eight rebounds and Dallas
had five. Dallas also had two steals.


A few more efforts like last Thursday andwe might be talkingplayoffs fortheags
T helfact that Jacksonville came up a lit- Jaguars up to par personnel- Bulldogs' new front man was present for "the ,scammers are allegedly honing their craft.
tle short agairist Indianapolis last . wise with most of the rest of mechanics of the game," Several Florida and Alabama fans have
Thursday night probably isn't so frus- the NFL. The bigger task, In hindsight, it's probably only fair that reported in forums they bought SEC champi-
trating to Jaguars fans who are real- however, might be for the Mullen sticks around after all the criticism he onship tickets from web.sources like eBay and
ists. To expect an injury-riddled team full of coach and his staff to get the endured when Florida's offense struggled to .craigslist, only to find out that they were
mostly average players to defeat Peyton players they do have to give find its identity early in the season. Afterall, he p. honies when scanned by gate attendants at
Manning's playoff-bound Colts would have maximum effort every week was still the offensive coordinator after a 31-30 the Georgia Dome. Counterfeiters have appar-
been a bit over the top. What has to be mad- and not just when the spot- loss to Ole Miss, when the Gators rattled off ently learned how to not only duplicate tickets
dening, however, is that had the Jaguars given light shines the brightest ... eight consecutive victories by 28 points or but also the holograms that are put in place to
anywhere close to a similar effort against the As it turns out, new more and ended up setting a school record for validate their authenticity.
likes of Cleveland, Cincinnati,.Minnesota as Mississippi State head football total points with 587. Besides, Florida QB Tim Paypal, an Internet payment system, has an
they did against Indianapolis, we might have. SPORTS coach and former University Tebow made it known that he would prefer , excellent system in place to fight cyber crime
been talking playoffs heading into the final of Florida offensive coordina- that Mullen stick around. And what Tebow and will work with customers to resolve
week of the season. 'TALK tor Dan Mullen will reportedly wants, Tebow usually gets, save his name issues. But keep in mind that any help you get
And despite all the preseason talk of AFC JHN. coach in the Gators' BCS title appearing on 154 Heisman ballots, which is no from that company will likely take place after
championships and Super Bowl aspirations, JHN L. game matchup against less a travesty today than.it was a week and a the Gators and Sooners play for all the mar-
even a first-round playoff loss would have been CRAWFORD Oklahoma. Florida head half ago ... bles Jan. 8. In other words, you might get your
better than what turned out to be a hideous ... coach Urban Meyer, while Those who plan to buy BCS championship money back, but probably not in ample time to
nosedive. stopping short of saying that game tickets via the Internet should be careful get into Dolphins Stadium for the game.
Head coach Jack Del Rio and company defi- Mullen would coordinate the offense, said he because there are reportedly an increasing John L. Crawford's column appears
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Boston butt sale
The Pirate Dugout Club will be selling
slow-cooked hickory smoked seven- to eight-
pound pork roast for the New Year's holiday
to benefit the Fernandina Beach High School
baseball team. The cost of a "butt" is $25 and
can be purchased from any team member or
Dugout Club member.
Phone orders can be taken by calling 261-
6240, ext. 2625. Butts may be picked up Dec.
31 between 9 a.m. and noon at the Pirate
baseball field on Hickory Street.

First Coast Fire tyouts
First Coast Fire girls fast pitch softball sign-
ups will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 3 and
10 and tryouts are scheduled from 2-5 p.m.
Jan. 11 and 18 at Yulee High School. For
information, e-mail wdenter@bellsouth.net.

Soccer registration
Amelia Island Youth Soccer online 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.

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. 26-29. Tryouts will be Jan. 30-
31.
Fee is $75 per child; siblings are additional
$50 each. Birth certificate and proof of resi-
dency required.
Umpires clinic is from 10 a.m. to noon Feb.
14 and 21. Manager/coaches meeting is at
6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Opening day is scheduled
for March 7.

Babe Ruth registration
Fernandina Beach Babe.Ruth is holding
registration for the spring season for baseball
and softball. Register players online at
www.leaguelineup/femandina 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. Janl 7;
and 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 and
17. The ballpark is located at 1001 Beech St.
in Femandina Beach.

Pop Warnercoaches
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.

Zumbaclasses
. Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St. Call
Alexandra Carfoll 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 buffyactd@gmail.com.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
fitness.com.
* Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 261-0557.

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.clubl 4fitness.com.
* The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org.
Programs are also offered in Yulee (call
225-2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).
* Amelia Island Personal Fitness in the
Amelia Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416
Lynndale Road, Suite 100, is aspersonal train-
ing studio dedicated to promoting lifelong
health and fitness through appropriate exer-


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Dec. 29-30 at Bishop Snyder tourney TBA
Jan. 6 at Ribault' 6/7:30
Jan. 9 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30
Jan. 10 at Bolles' 6/7:30
Jan. 16 at Yulee 617:30
Jan. 20 at Trinity 6/7:30
Jan. 23 EPISCOPAL' 6/7:30
Jan. 24 at Hilliard 617:30
Jan.27 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan.30-31 JOHNNY T. SMITH (county)
Feb. 9-14 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TBA
*District 4-3A games to determine seeding
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Jan. 2-3 at Menendez tournament
Jan. 5 PONTE VEDRA 6/7:30
Jan. 9 at Baldwin 6/7:30
Jan. 13 EPISCOPAL* 6/7:30
Jan. 15 TRINITY CHRISTIAN 6/7:30
Jan. 16 FERNANDINABEACH 6/7:30
Jan. 20 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 23 at West Nassau 6/7:30
Jan. 30-31 Johnny T. Smith (FBHS)
Feb. 3 TRINITY CATHOLIC 530/7
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
Jan. 6 at Baldwin 6:00
Jan. 8 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Jan. 9 at Trinity Christian 6:00
Jan. 12 WEST NASSAU 6:00
Jan. 13 at Episcopal 6:00
Jan. 16 at Bishop Snyder 6:00
Jan, 21 BOLLES * 6:00
Jan. 23 FERNANDINA BEACH 6:00
Jan. 27 HILLIARD 6:00
Jan. 30- District TBA


cise and nutrition. Staff focuses on working
with people to prevent the major debilitating
illnesses - diabetes, cancer and heart dis-
ease - and also on clients who may have
sustained injuries or have had joint replace-
ments. Call 261-0698. The studio is open six
days a week. Individuals and small groups
can schedule an appointment.

Yogaclasses
* 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
domehealingcenter.com.
* Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St., offers
yoga for adults. Call 321-2864. ,
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
fitness.com.
* Personal Best Sports. Visit www.
PersonalBestSports.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.

Umpires needed
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
River City Umpires Association. Call Terry
Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or Aaron Knowles
at (904) 962-7184. Visit www.rivercityumps.
com for information.

Challenger Bowling
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday of the month from.3-5 p.m. '
at the Strikers Family Bowling Center in.
Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for
information.

Sailing ub meets
The Amelia Island. Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club. Social
hour is at 6:30 p.m; the meeting starts at 7:30
p.m. Call Commodore Joe Blanchard at 277-
4257 or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org for
information.

"Sports association
SThe Nassau County Sports Association
meets at;7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month
at the Nassau County Building, O'Neil. Call
261-1075 or277-1609..

Icesportsplexopen
Jacksdnville Ice & Sportsplex is open. The
existing rink and the Metro Square Office Park
ownership group have decided to bring both
the existing ice and sports; facility together to
offer 100,000 square feet of sports and meet-
'"ir' space tfo'Jacksonivill e-.- -1
The'new combined enuty w.ll continue to '
offer hockey and figure skating programs, and
will expand to offer sports programming as
weltas a variety of camps. It offers over
20,000 continuous square feet of meeting
space. Currently the facility is negotiating part-
nerships for event planning, team building,
catering and specialty programming. Public
skating continues daily. Ice skating and hock-
ey classes begin new sessions in January.
Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is located at
3605 Philips Highway. Visit www.jaxiceand
sportsplex.com or call (904) 399-3223.

Rugby matchatUNF
World Champions Leeds Rhinos are head-
ing.back to the U.S. for their pre-season train-
ing camp and will take on Super League new-
comers Salford City Reds in the Champions
Stampede 2009 Challenge match Jan. 17 at
the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
The Rhinos, who played Australian outfit
South Sydney Rabbitohs at Hodges Stadium
in Jacksonville last year, will return to the
Sunshine State for a 10-day training camp,
culminating in the challenge match against
Salford City Reds. Salford will return to the
top flight of European rugby league after
being awarded one of just 14 franchises to
compete in the Super League competition.
Tickets are available on the Jacksonville
Axemen's website, www.jaxaxe.com. Children
10 and under will be admitted free.
SA media press conference will be held Jan.
16 at the Outback Steakhouse on Point
Meadows Way near 9A and Baymeadows
from 11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Both teams
and officials will be on hand. The conference
is open to the general public for player auto-
.graphs and pictures.
A post-game event will be held at
Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing.
Tickets are limited to the first 1,000 fans.
Players will be available for autographs and
photographs. The event is for those 18 years'
old and up. Tickets are $5.


Jan. 9 TERRY PARKER
Jan. 12 at Providence
Jan.13 WEST NASSAU
Jan. 16 MIDDLEBURG
Jan. 20 at Ridgeview
Jan. 22 at Wollson
Jan. 26-30 District at Episcopal
'District 4-3A


5:30/7:20
5:30/7:20
7:20
5:30/7:20
5:30/7:20
5:30/7:20
TBA


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
Jan. 6 BISHOP KENNY 6:00
Jan. 8 YULEE 5:30
Jan. 9 at Trinity 6:00
Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 5:30
Jan. 15 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Jan. 20-23 District at Bolles TBA
'District 4-3A
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Soccer
Jan. 8 Division playoffs (North bye)
Jan. 10 Conference championshipsTBD
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Jan. 8 CALLAHAN 5/6:30
Jan. 13 BAKER COUNTY 5/6:30
Jan..15 at Fernandina 2/3:45
Jan. 17 County at FBMS
Note: Girls play first except Jan. 15
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Jan. 7 at Callahan 5/6:15
Jan. 9 YULEE 2/3:45
Jan. 13 COUNTY SEMIFINALS 4-7:30
Jan. 15 COUNTY CHAMP. 5/6:15
Jan. 20 Conference semifinal
Jan. 22 Conference finals


GRIDIRON WARDS


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PHOTOS BY JEAN LEBRUN/SPECIAL
Football awards for the 2008 season were handed out Monday at Fernandina Beach
High School. Former Jaguar kicker Mike Hollis, right, was a featured speaker along
withAaron Bean. At left, juniors Tai Alford, left, and Tahj Kimble shared most valu-
able player honors and are pictured with FBHS Coach Ed "Puggy" Brown.
S 4_


FBHS senior lineman Adam Thomason,
above left, received the scholastic award;
the special teams award went to senior
kicker Max Shaw, above; senior quarter-
back Emory Wingard, left, received the
coaches award; senior wide receiver
Domonic Jones, below left, received the
offensive award; senior linebacker
Michael Yonn, below right, accepts the
defensive award; senior linebacker Sean
McNamee, bottom left, accepts the lead-
ership award; cheerleader Kate Burford
won the Sarah P. Jones cheer award, pre-
sented by Coach Juliana Durr, bottom
right


RECREATION ROUNDUP


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 Fridays
and from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at
Peck Gym. Cost is $1 per day
for city residents ($3 non-city).
* Open basketball.is 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. Satur-
days. Cost is $3 a day or $25
a month for city residents ($30
non-city). Personal training is
available. Fee is $30 per ses-
sion, $75 per week (three ses-
sions) 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 introduc-
tory appointment.
* Register 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
277-7350.
* Swim/snorkel with mana-
tees in Crystal River Feb. 21.
Ages 10 and up. Fee is $60
and includes Manatee
Experience, transportation
and snorkeling gear, if need-
ed. Tentative agenda at the
Atlantic Center or e-mail


Kathy Russell at krussell@
fbfl.org. Register at Atlahtic
Center..
* Flag football tournament
Jan. 3 at the Fernandina
Beach Athletic Complex on
Bailey Road. Format is four-
on-four with Let-It-Fly rules.
Men's and coed divisions
(coed'requires at least one
female). Round robin or pool
play followed by single or dou-
ble elimination. Team fee of
$75 is due Dec. 30. Register
at Atlantic Recreation Center.
Rules meeting is at 8 a.m. -
Jan. 3 Games begin at 9 a.m:
Call Jay at 277-7364 (jrobert-
son@fbfl.org) or Jason at
277-7256 (jbrown@fbfl. org).
* Winter Challenge co-ed
softball tournament Jan. 24 at
the Ybor Alvarez softball fields
is open to all city league
teams andiprospective teams
for spring season. Round
robin play is followed by single
elimination for the top three
.teams. Teams must supply
their own 11-inch and 12-inch
.44cor/375 compression soft-
balls and have matching uni-
form 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 will also be
awarded. Register at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Contact Jason at 277-
7256 or jbrown@fbfl.org.
* Register for the adult win-
ter basketball league through
Feb. 6 at the Atlantic Center.
Team fee is $350 and due
Feb. 6. Captain's meeting
Feb. 11 at Peck Gymn. Games
played Monday and Thursday
nights at Peck Gym beginning
Feb. 16. Call Jay at 277-7364
or e-mail jrobertson@fbfl.org.


SCoed exercise is from
'6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class for city
residents, $3 non-city.
SShotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up:with in-
structor Jerry Williamson are
offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesdays at
the Atlantic Recreation Cen-
ter. Fee is.$40 monthly for city
residents ($45 for non-city).
Register at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
SFitness classes are Mon-
days and Thursdays from 6-7
p.m. at Peck Gym. It is a full
body workout, involving free
weights, cardio, stretching
and abdominal work. Fee is
S$5. Call Jay at 277-7364 or e-
mail jrobertson@fbfl;org.
* Aqua 1 water aerobics is
From 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Center pool.
Deep water aerobics (aqua fit-
ness belts required) is Mon-
days, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month for city
residents and $55 per.month
for non-city residents for one
class per day; $60 for city res-
idents and $70 non-city resi-
dents for two classes; or $5
for one class or $10 for two.
* Private swim lessons, 30
minutes per session, are
available for $20 for city resi-
dents, $25 for non-city resi-
dents. Four-session package
costs $60 for city residents,
$70 for non-city residents.
Eight-session package is
$100 for city residents, $115
for non-city residents.
* Lap swim is 6-9 a.m. and
noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the Atlantic -
Center. Cost is $2 per day.


SPORTS SHORTS


2008-9 SCHEDULES


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Jan. 7 at Fletcher 5:00
Jan.'9-10 Clay tournament 12:00
Jan. 15 FIRST COAST 6:00
Jan. 21 SANDALWOOD 5:00
Jan. 23-24 Terry ParkerJV dual 3:00
Feb. 7 District 3-1A TBA
Feb. 13-16 Region1-1AatStarke TBA
Feb. 19-21 State at Lakeland ' . 10:00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
Jan. 8 at Baldwin 6100
Jan. 12 EPISCOPAL' 6:00
Jan. 15 at West Nassau 6:00
Jan. 16 BOLLES 6:00
Jan. 22 TRINITY 6:00
Jan. 23 at Yulee 6:00
Jan. 24 at Hilliard 6:00
Jan. 27 at Baker County 6:00
Feb. 2-7 District 4-3A at Baldwin TBA
*District 4-3A
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
GIrls Soccer
Jan. 8 at Fernandina Beach 5:30
Jan. 13 at Trinity Christian 5:30
Jan. 15 at West Nassau 5:30
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
Jan. 3 at Mandarin Christian 11am
Jan. 8 at Fernandina Beach 7:20
Jan. 13 at Trinity Christian 7:30
Jan. 15 at West Nassau 7:30
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
Jan. 7 at Clay 5:30/7:20
Jan. 8 YULEE 7:20







WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24.2008 SPORTS News-Leader


Lovejoy nets blitz



honor Wednesday


Nice weather generally
brings out a good number of
golfers to take part in the blitz
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
club. Some of the regulars
have already taken off to see
family and friends, but 68
players were on tap for the
Wednesday blitz last week.
Individual honors for the
day went to Mike Lovejoy,
who had 77 and plus 11
points. Claude Hartley had a
round of 88 and plus 9 points
to take second but did not
make it onto a winning team.
There was a tie at plus 8 for
third place between Tom
Gray (78) and Wayne
Mortenson (87).
With Lovejoy (plus 11)
and Mortenson (plus 8) on
the same team, they didn't
get any help from Al Jump
(96, minus 1) and Allen
Elefterion'(83, minus 2), but
they didn't need it as the team
finished first at plusl6.
Gray's plus 8 did get help
from Tom Roberts (76, plus
6) to lead the team that
included Lynn Satterwhite
(92, even) and John LaFear
(85, minus 1) into second
place at plus 13.
There was a tie at plus 6
for third and fourth places
between the teams of Jim
Roberts (75, plus 6), Ernie
Behrens (103, plus 1), Jim
McFarland (99, even), Ed
Lormand (100, minus 1) and
Michael Kaufman (89, plis
3), Chuck Helenbrook (90,
plus 2), Lee Murray (89, plus
1), Tony Jarzyna (89, even).
While some of the blitz
players were taking part in a
Christmas party in the club-
house, 73 players did play in
the Friday blitz.
It was one of those days
marked by some good scores
and a time when a big minus
managed to end up on a win-
ning team.
Tom Roberts continues to
play well as he took honors
with a 73, good for plus 12
points, and almost didn't
make it onto a winning team
while Dan Cisson, with a 79
and plus 10 points, was sec-
ond but not on a winning
team. Two players, Rusty
Acree (93) and Jim Robertson
(76), shared third place at,
plus 7. Robertson also did not
end up on a winning team.
An all-plus team that
included Acree (plus 7),,
Larry Brauda (79, plus 4),
Michael Parker (81, plus 1)
and Bruce Smyk (85, plus 1)
came in first with a plus 13.
Roberts' plus 12 barely off-
set the minus 10 posted by
Jim Greenwood (96), but
Charles Benefield (92) pro-
vided some help with a plus 3
while Doug Wolfe (92) was
minus 1 as the team tied at
plus 4 with Harry Kegler (87,
plus 4), Claude Hartley (94,
plus 1), Jim Roberts (77, plus
1) and Larry Luett (83, minus
2) as they shared second and
third places.
The only other plus team
of Jerry Hudgens (98, plus 3),
John Vanderhoof (79, plus 1),
J. Martinez (91, even) and
Mike Joyce (76, minus 3) fin-
ished fourth at plus 1.
Information concerning
upcoming events and tourna-
ments is posted in the club-
house.
Have a Merry Christmas
and check with the pro shop
as to days the blitz will be
played next week.

Breakfast mixer
Only 17 players came out
on Saturday morning to play
in the Brealdast Mixer. Hydie
Peterson took top honors
with a 76 (net 68). Jim
Robertson (80, 70) was sec-
,ond. Rich Vredenburgh had


GOLF NEWS

an 83 (net 71), good for third
place. Fourth place went to
Jim Roberts with a 78 (net
72).

Ladies results
The Fernandina Beach
Women's Golf Association
held its handicap tournament
Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. The over-
all winner was Lettie Laurent
with a low net score of 133 for
the two days of golf.
First flight winner was
Kathleen Walker, low net of
142, and second was Anna
Keay, 148. The second flight
winners were, Mary Ann
Schroeder, first with 139, and
Jean Taylor, second with 144.
Fran Shea, with a low n'et
score of 142, was winner of
the third'flight and second
place went to Emily Baker,
148. Fourth flight winner was
Sandy Mortenson, 139, and
second place went to Pat
Johnson, 151.

Museum tourney
The seventh annual
Amelia Island Museum of
History Golf Tournament will
:be held Jan. 23 at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island.
Shotgun start is at noon.
There is a limited field.
Entry fee is $150 per player
and includes cart and-green
fee, hole-in-one and other
prizes, beverages and heavy
hors d'oeuvres at the awards
presentation; There will be
team and individual awards
for men and ladies.
It is a handicap scramble,
four-person captain's choice.
Make a team or be paired.
There will be an optional put-
ting contest and Mulligans.

HJGT season opens
The Hurricane Junior Golf
Tour will open the 2009 sea-
son Jan. 10-11 at the Ponte
Vedra Iin and Club. The
Johnson & Wales University
Series at Ponte Vedra Inn and
Club will be a 36-hole stroke
play event for boys and girls
ages 10-19.
Juniors will be.competing
in five separate divisions -
boys 16-19, boys 13-15, boys
10-12, girls 15-19, and girls 10-
14. This event along with all
other HJGT events will be .
ranked by the National Junior
Golf Scoreboard.
Juniors can look forward
to an exciting weekend of
events at the JWU Series at
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.
The Tom Burnett Golf
Academy is hosting a free 30-
minute swing analysis session
for tournament participants.
Players can call the academy
directly at (904) 285-6767 to
set up a complimentary 30-
minute swing evaluation dur-
ing the tournament week.
There will also be a PGA
Tour Club Makers Van at the
event. All tournament partici-
pants will be able to demo
clubs, check lie and loft
angles and have access to a
launch monitor. A certified
professional will be on site to
answer any questions and to
make recommendations.
The van will be onsite
from Wednesday until Sunday
of the tournament week.
Anyone who has questions or
would like to check on a spe-
cific service should call Ian at
(904) 868-3499
For more information on
the JWU Series at Ponte
.Vedra Inh and Club visit
www.hjgt.org or call the
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
headquarters at (904) 379-
2697 or e-mail info@hjgt.org.


Call Vishnu Maharaj for
information on clinics and les-
sons, 524-0243 or 548-1472, or
visit www.yuleetenn isfounda-
tion.com.
Make plans to register
your school for the 2009 year
to participate in the USTA
Florida School Tennis
Program. For information on
the program visit
www.ustafloridaschools.com.
Thanks to those donating
used rackets and balls we
pass on to those not able to
buy. You may leave them at
Dave Turner Plumbing,


474390 East State Road 200,
Fernandina Beach.
If you cannot afford for
you or your child to take
classes or to own a racket
contact the Yulee Tennis
Foundation. Sponsorships are
available.
Kraft Tennis Partners' five
new har tru courts are on tar-
get for January completion.
Anyone wishing membership
information should call
Frances Blancett at 491-8744.
The Yulee Tennis
Foundation's mission is to
promote the sport of tennis.


NASSAU WRESTLING


v .


The county wrestling
championships were
Thursday. Pictured,
clockwise from top
left, Conner
Lawrence (FB) and
Brent Shinkel (WN);
Donnie Moore (FB)
and Charles
McCorkle (WN);
Trevor Smith (FB)
and Jeffery Howell
(Y); Pit LeBrun (FB)
and Josh Meeks
(WN).
BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER


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The Fernandina Beach
High School wrestling
team, left, celebrates its
third consecutive county
championship Thursday
.night at Pirate Gym. The
Pirate grapplers defeated
West Nassau 72-9 and
Yulee 64-9 to clinch the
crown.' FBHS is back in
action Jan. 7 when the
wrestlers travel to
Sandalwood. Fernandina
has two home matches in
January also.
JEAN LEBRUN/SPECIAL


Do you want to getfitin the New Year?


you are going to get in shape, lose
weight, tone up, get faster or get
stronger, you have to ask yourself:
Do I really want this or is this just a
passing thought that sounds good? Are
you truly excited and.motivated to step
outside of your comfort zone or will you
tend to rationalize why you can't exer-
cise today?
People, by nature, do not like to take
risks and step outside of theircomfort,,
zone. It's scary. But the fact of the mat-
ter is if we don't continually do this,.our
comfort zone gets smaller and smaller
and we become really good at rationaliz-
ing our behavior and why we can't do
something.
This happens all the time with fitness
and New Year's resolutions. That's why
so many people start out with good
intentions to get in shape, but don't fol-
low through with it. They don't really
want it. However, people who are ready
to make a change make it and jump in
with both feet. Those are the ones who
will lose the weight and get in the best
shape of their lives.
Are you ready to get in shape? Really
ready? If so, read on for some tips on


how you can get there.
* Set a deadline.
Sign up for a race or
other event where you
have to be in shape to
Participate. Knowing
you have a deadline
will give you purpose
with your workouts.
* Know where you
Share. Record our.initial
a�� ) GE > " egflexi-
bility, endurance or
FIT speed, depending on
DEBORAH your goals, so you can
measure your progress
DUNHAM over time. For exam-
ple, if you want to get
better at running, time
yourself on how long it takes you to
walk or run a mile and then reassess
every month. For your weight, record
your weight once a week first thing in
the morning. Do 'not get addicted to
your scale and stress about weighing in
every day though.
. Determine your goals. Set measur-
able, reasonable goals. "Getting in
,shape" is not clear enough. Make it.
"lose 15 pounds by March 1" or "swim a


mile without stopping," etc. Also make
sure they are reasonable. Watching
'The Biggest Loser" and trying to lose
,10 or more pounds in a week is not rea-
sonable.
* Try something new. To truly break
out of your comfort zone, you have to
try new things. What's the worst that
can happen? Try some new classes,
vary your routine, take up a new sport,
meet up with some new friends to work
out together. Just be sut.e1?aive'yidUr.
self several weeks before you decide if
you like it or not.
* For heaven's sake, make sure you
are having fun. Find something you
actually like to do and you'll have a
much better chance of sticking with it
Exercise should not be a drudgery.
The bottom line is there's always
something you can do to get in better
shape, lose weight, tone up and get
stronger. The key is you have to want it
enough to get out of your comfort zone
and make it happen.
Deborah Dunham is a certified per-
sonal trainer and instructor of OutFIT
outdoor fitness programs on Amelia
Island. Visit.www.PersonalBestSports.net
or call 624-0027.


First Mud Run in North Florida Feb.28


The North Florida Chapter of the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society will
add a new fundraiser to its roster of
events beginning in 2009. The MS Mud
Run Jacksonville will be held Feb. 28,
marking the first time an event of this
type will be held in Northeast Florida.
The MS Mud Run Jacksonville is a
10K, boot camp-style obstacle course
race, with most of the obstacles sur-
rounded by (or consisting entirely of)
mud. Individuals, teams of two and
teams of five will compete for prizes and
the satisfaction of a doing a dirty job
very well.
'The point is not to finish fast, but to
finish with style," said Jennifer Lee, '
president of NMSS-NFL. "Mud Runs
and similar events have been estab-
lished in many cities around the country
and have been quite successful, with
thousands of people participating. We
thought this type of event would be a
great addition to our fundraising efforts
and provide a terrific entertainment
opportunity to participants and specta-
tors alike here in Northeast Florida.
And it's a perfect tie-in to the MS posi-
.tioning of Join the Movement."
NMSS-NFL is well known for its
Walk event in the spring and its bike
event in the fall. These events, with oth-
ers, helped the chapter raise $2.2 mil-
lion for MS programs and research dur-
ing 2008.
The MS Mud Run Jacksonville will
be held on a parcel of open property at
Cecil Commerce Center from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. Feb. 28. Food and beverage ven-
dors will be available and entertainment
is planned throughout the day to pro-


RUNNING EVENTS

vide a festival atmosphere for the event.
A registration website will be available
beginning Jan. 1 atwww.mudrun
jax.com.
Registration fees are $40 per person
and each participant will agree to raise a
minimum of $100 for NMSS-NFL.
Simple online fundraising tools will be
available to participants to help them
make the fundraising easy.
Volunteer opportunities and event
sponsorships are available for individu-
als and companies. For information,
visit www.nationalmssociety.org/FLN or
call (904) 332-6810.
Multiple sclerosis is a.chronic, often
disabling disease that attacks the cen-
tral nervous system, which is made up
of the brain, spinal cord and optic
nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as
numbness in the limbs, or severe, such
as paralysis or loss of vision. The
progress, severity and specific symp-
toms of MS are unpredictable and vary
from one person to another. Today, new
treatments and advances in research
are giving new hope to people affected
by the disease.

KeyWestHalfMarathon
Several hundred runners.are expect-
ed to race through Key West's historic
Old Town and waterfront areas Jan. 25
during the annual Key West Half
Marathon. Set to begin at 7 a.m., the
sporting challenge takes place on a flat,
fast 13.1-mile half-marathon course in ,


the scenic island city.
A registration booth for the race is to
be set up from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 24 at Lands
End Marina at the foot of Margaret
Street. Race packets can be picked up at
that time. The registration booth also
will be open on race day starting at 6
a.m.
Events surrounding the race include
a Saturday night pasta party and a pres-
entation.by renowned distance runner
Lynn Jennings. Jennings is a 1992
Olympic bronze medal winner, three-
time world cross-country champion and
holder of 39 national titles in track,.road
and cross-country running.
An awards ceremony with entertain-
ment follows Sunday's half marathon.
Awards are to be given to the first-
through third-place male and female fin-
ishers in categories ranging from age 14
and under to age 75 and over. In addi-
tion, organizers are to present first-place
overall awards to the top male and '
female competitors, first and second
masters awards and awards in the race's
military division.
The entry fee is $45 per person ($50 ,
per person on race day). The first 700
entrants will receive a race T-shirt
designed by a local artist.
Proceeds benefit the Key West High
School track program.
For information and special racers'
accommodation rates, call event coordi-
nator Barbara Wright at (305) 296-7182
or e-mail bwpromo2@bellsouth.net.
For lodging information, contact the
Key West Chamber of Commerce at 1-
800-LAST-KEY (800-527-8539) ,or visit
the Keys website at www.fla-keys.com.


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2008/NEWS-LEADER


Redfish




fortresses


Conditions could not
have been better
Saturday for back-
country fishing.
Local weather had been per-
fect for several days with a
major front arriving Sunday.
Tides were also perfect for
redfishing with a low tide
arriving at 9 a.m. The moon
was also cooperating with a
new moon arriving the day
preceding our fishing trip.
It was actually a holiday
fishing outing with my son,
Terry David, and longtime
friend Dan McCranie.
Although we were planing on
enjoying a pleasant morning
of backwater fishing, we had
little warning of the big fish
fight that was about to encom-
pass Terry David's 21-foot
backwater fishing boat.
"I had a backwater fishing
charter just a few days ago
and we had caught several
nice redfish tipping the fish
scales to 15 pounds," Terry
David said. "I actually prefer
this time of year for back-
country redfishing. It just
doesn't get any better:
Redfish are schooling and on
their winter pattern. When a
big school of redfish are locat-
ed, it's constant redfish
action."
Within a few minutes' boat
ride from the Fernandina
Beach harbor boat ramp,
Terry David pulled back on
his outboard's throttle and
idled up to a Amelia River.
boat dock where the falling
tide was now exposing'barna-
cle-clad pilings. Oysterbars
along a nearby mud flat were
also exposed, giving nearby
game fish little water depth to
navigate. There was only one
option for any backcountry
game fish that were probing
the nearby shallow flats dur-
ing high water - the deep
river channel and nearby boat
dock.
'The water depth is actual-
ly pretty shallow at the begin-
ning of the dock, but right at
�the-end of4-he-do -the-watef.
depths drop off to over six
feet," Terry David said. "If the
reds are here, it will be con-
stant action. If we don't find
the reds, we will simply move
onto another boat dock until
we locate a school of boat
dock reds."
Amelia Island has several
backcountry tidal estuaries
with major waterways includ-
ing the Amelia River, Bells
River, Alligator Creek,
Langsford Creek, the Nassau
River, Egans Creek and sever-
al smaller tidal streams. Many
of these waterways have


homes with
deep-water
boat docks.
S While during
the late fall

. fishing sea-
S sons, redfish
Send to barri-
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OUTDOORS selves up at
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Terry across ends of boat
docks and
feed until the incoming tide
once again allows them to
navigate back onto nearby
shallow flats.
So, with great anticipation,
we all took positions on Terry
David's shallow water redfish
boat and were armed with 20-
pound spinning tackle and led
head jigs barbed with live
shrimp. Our led head jigs
were tied directly to 20-pound
Power Pro braided fishing
line and we were ready for a
big fight with redfish holding
position under the fairly large
boat dock.
'There he is," McCranie
said. "All I can do is keep
pressure on this redfish as it
appears that he has my fish-
ing line tangled around one of
those dock pilings. Feels like
a good red."
McCranie continued to
keep maximum pressure on
his hooked redfish as his fish-
ing line seesawed back and
forth on barnacle clad dock
pilings. Monofilament fishing
line would have parted a long
time ago. Finally a six-pound
Amelia River redfish gave up
the fight and came to Terry
David's waiting boga grips
and was landed.
"Looks like we got here
just in time before this school
of redfish moved to another
dock or out into deep water,"
Terry David said. 'Try not to
make any unnecessary noise
as it will spook the entire
school of reds out into deep
water or up the river to anoth-

constantly hooked up to red-
fish weighing from 2-7
pounds. Each time the
hooked red would try and
tangle the fishing line around
a barnacle clad dock piling to
escape. However, at the end
of hour fight with that big
school of reds, we had only
lost one or two reds to pulled
hooks. No broken fishing
lines.
When targeting low tide
reds and river boat docks,
barb a live shrimp right up
through the bottom of its tail
with a 1/4-ounce led head jig


and cast the deadly combo
right to the edge of the boat
dock or right up under the
dock. Allow the live bait to fall
to the bottom and then


engage your fishing reel.
Once the red takes the bait,
set the hook and try to pull
the red out and away from the
boat dock. A little advance


PHOTOS BY TERRY IACOSS/SPECIAL
Dan McCranie, top, is pictured with a
nice Amelia River redfish he boated while
fishing a river dock with a live shrimp
barbed to a led head jig. A barbed red-
fish, above, tries to get free by tangling
the angler's fishing line around a barna-
cle-clad dock piling. Left, live shrimp
barbed to a led head jig is an excellent
lure when targeting redfish holding close
to and under boat docks.


planning often helps while
setting the hook so that the
red is headed for open water.
If you don't find any reds
under or close to a particular


dock, run to the next dock
and keep fishing until you
find them. Once located, it's a
real "redfish war."
Merry Christmas.


OUTDOOR BRIEFS


Season kicks off
The local bass club, Nassau Bassmasters,
started its tournament season off Saturday.
Members held their first tournament of the
2009 season on the St. Marys River.
The day started with seven anglers leaving
Kings Ferry Landing at first light. However,
the fish didn't cooperate with all of them as
well as the weather did.
First place went to Roger Linville with 10.54
pounds, including big fish of 3.49. Billy and
Will Kittrell took second place.
Anyone interested in joining the club, now
is a good time to do so at the start of the year.
The next meeting is Jan. 15. For information
contact Billy Kittrell at 225-0267.


Bassmasters meet
Nassau Bassmasters, associated with the
BASS National Federation and the Florida
BASS Federation, meets the third Thursday
each month in Yulee. Membership is open to
anyone at least 16 years old. Call Bob Schlag
at (912) 729-2282 or Billy Kittrell at 225-0267.

NSFAmeets
The Nassau Sport Fishing Association
meets the second Wednesday of each month
at 7:30 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday at 7
p.m. at the Ten Acres Kraft Athletic Club.
Membership is open to the public. Call 261-
9481 or visit www.fishnsfa.com.
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4-H shooting sports
The Nassau County 4-H Safety and
Education in.Shooting Sports club meets at 6
p.m. Monday. Locations alternate between
the shooting range and the multi-purpose
building located next to the extension office at
the fairgrounds in Callahan.
The program provides provides a positive
experience for youth and promotes the safety
and ethical use of firearms. Enrollment in 4-H
is required, but simple and free. Youth must
be at least 10 years old. For information, call
Allison Haga at (904) 765-7158.

Join theauxiliary
' The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Needs volunteers. It is composed of uniformed
I non-military volunteers who assist the Coast


Guard in all of its varied missions, except for
military and direct law enforcement.
These men and women can be found on the
nation's waterways, in.the air, in classrooms
and on the dock. Training opportunities, most
of which are free, include boat crew and '
coxswain (small boat operator) vessel examin-
er, boating safety class instructor, public
affairs, marine visitor and others.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 17
years old and pass a basic background check.
There are ho upper age limits or height or
weight standards (although boat crew must
perform certain tasks). There are no mini-
mum service hours.
Flotilla 14-01 meets at the Amelia Island
Lighthouse facility once a month.
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2008
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FL


mostmagical

ou know it is a magical Egypt of all place
time of the year when dogs . Who would prefer
write newspaper columns. '' camels to Yorkshi
This is our chance. We are Terriers? We just
rson's two Yorkies,' . - cannot understand
pe and MacGregor, and we . She did leave the
'e our say once a year. Big Guy and he
'ou have asked about our doesn't seem to
hey have interesting ori- FROM mind. He doesn't
are named for two men THE care for camels
key figures in Amelia . either. So we there
o i-aI Ti CJI . O.l le thorPORCH ,will celebrate


s1o.aniu s mniLUl y. JsaIeIsO y VugiIaO-jP
and Gregor MacGregor. It did not
take long to end up with nicknames.
Ogie and Mac.
So why do we have to write the
column? The folks are just too busy
for us. In fact, the Porch Lady has
left the country and is traveling in


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together.
Ogie and. The holidays
* Mack can be hard on little
dogs. We weigh
only six pounds eadh and really are
riot too demanding. Doesn't matter.
During the holidays, the Big Guy


iime ofth-
and Porch Lady are just too darn
busy. We like to walk each morning,
but somehow on some of the busy
days we wait and wait and finally go
back to our bed. They should
remember it is good for them, too.
Our morning walks allow us to check
on the other neighborhood dogs. As
we walk down the road in the early
morning we see our buddies. Some
are on leashes and some are in their
yards behind invisible fences. We
"have to admit we gloat a bit when we
prance down the street past the poor
captives.
We think it is.only fair to tell you
our impression of the-holidays.
Things get a bit chaotic and unpre-
dictable. There are good things and


year - arrfarrf!
bad things about this time of year. As The folks do include us in some
you can see in our picture, the folks of their traditions. They like to ride
think it is cute to dress us inlittle around and look at all the Christmas
Santa hats. We want to make it clear lights. We get to go, too. We hop in
that dogs do not like to dress up in the car, noses to the window as they
costumes. Never, ever. You show me tour around searching for the most
a dog that lets you dress them up for extravagant light displays.
the holidays and I will show you a We have learned to be patient and
wimp. We stick together. No cos- know that all the hoopla will end,
tumes, collars with bells or any such Mom will be home from her trip
nonsense. and we will get back to our regular
No tree this year. The Porch Lady routine - our morning walks and
will be gone and she usually does all snuggling in front of the TV every
the fussing. The tree thing is really night .
the strangest thing of all. When the Our family, Big Guy, Porch Lady
Big Guy brings a tree inside the and the two of us wish you the happi-
house we can hardly keep from est of holidays.
chortling. We are two male dogs and You can reach Ogie and Mac at
we certainly know what trees are for! dickiemm@bellsouth.net


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Kiwanis talk
Debra Hatton, an eighth grade science teacher at
Fernandina Beach Middles School, spoke to the local
chapter of the Kiwanis Club recently. Kiwanis donates
money annually to the school to support its science fair.
Hatton is pictured above with Jeff Shipman, chapter
president.


SSUBMITTED
Blooddrive
Fernandina Beach High School Nursing Assistant students sponsored a blood drive on Dec. 8 with the Blood
Alliance. An outstanding turnout of 57 students, parents and teachers gave the best Christmas present of all - the
gift of blood. The Blood Alliance will host a blood drive at the Chick-fil-A in Yulee on Dec. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


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Newcomers' Christmas
Pictured at the December Newcomers of Amelia Island coffee are,
above from left, president Jacquie Leary; coffee co-chairmen Diane
Spitzform and Phyllis Nye; and hostess Barby Ramsey. The Ramsey
home is overflowing with beautiful Christmas village settings that the
Ramseys have collected over the years. The Newcomer members
thoroughly enjoyed walking around the home oohing and aahing over
the gorgeous scenes.


Youngleaders
Nineteen youth participants from the Leadership Nassau program met Dec. 10 to learn more about
the judicial system and detention facility here in Nassau County. They were informed of opportunities
such as Teen Court by Charles Griffin,'and Judge Brian Davis spent time explaining the court process
to the students.after they witnessed juvenile trials. The youths enjoyed lunch provided by the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office prior to their informational tour.


Appreciation
Former District 12 State
Rep. Aaron Bean, right,
addresses the audience
after accepting a procla-
mation of appreciation
from the city of
Fernandina Beach at a
city commission meeting
Dec. 2 as Mayor Bruce
Malcolm looks on.
ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER


Goodwill
ambassadors
Billie Childers, left,
president of the
Fernandina Pirates'
Club, accepts a procla-
mation from Mayor
Bruce Malcolm designat-
ing the club as "City of
Fernandina Beach's
Goodwill Ambassadors
to the World" at a Dec. 2
commission meeting.
ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER


Micah'sbenefits
Bretts Waterway Cafe hosted a wine
tasting, left, to benefit Micah's Place on
Dec. 7. Southern Wine and Spirits,
Coastal Wine and Spirits, Transatlantic
. . Fine Wines and Republic National
SiDistributing donated wine for the tasting.
From left are Micah's Place Auxiliary
S ' . Chair Iris Jacobsen, hosts Robert Fisher
V .and Brett Carter, and guests Heather
Leidecher and Nancy Mayo.
YP .Far left, outdoor apparel company
' 'Timberland mobilized its staff, CSX
transportation staff and 56 volunteers
Dec. 10 to improve the emergency shel-
ter at Micah's Place. They also presented
i "Wal-Mart gift cards for the families,
served by Micah's Place.
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HOSPITAL BUILDING UNDER WAY


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SUBMITTED
A new $24 million patient building at Baptist Medical Center Nassau will open this spring. Capital Campaign com-.
mittee members recently toured the building. Pictured are Jim Mayo, administrator; Chris Bryan; Susan
Siegmund; Wayne Arnold, plant facilities manager, Baptist Nassau; Marlene Spalten, executive director, Baptist
Health Foundation; Emily Crawford; Rick Keffer; Trish Dooley, director of development, Baptist Nassau; and Paul
Bosland, chairman, Capital Campaign.


SUBMITrED
Nassau County, Fire Chief Chuck Cooper accepts a 'Tommy Moose" figure donated by the local Women of the
Moose Chapter #2355. The animals are used by fire rescue staff to comfort children in frightening situations.


Moose chapter donates to fire rescue


Nassau County Fire Rescue
received "Tommy Moose" at
a brief presentation on Dec. 5
at the Moose Lodge located at
850682 US 17in Yulee.
The Women of the Moose
Chapter #2355 recently cele-
brated their one-year anniver-
sary under the auspices of the
Loyal Order of Moose#2352 of
Nassau County.
"The Women of the Moose
#2355 worked hard this past
year to help the community
and in July we held a car wash.
to raise funds to purchase one


dozen Tommy Moose' for
Nassau County Fire Rescue,"
said Joy Wellman. 'The Men of
the Moose also are offering an
additional dozen Tommy
Moose' to you as the first
responders at crisis situations
throughout our community in
an effort to calm young chil-
dren who may have lost-all
their toys."
Wellman presented the,
history of "Tommy Moose,"
which is a tiny brown and red
stuffed animal that was creat-
ed by Past Supreme Governor


Tom Hatcher of Connecticut
in 2003.
Originally 'Tommy Moose"
was to be supplied, free of.
charge, to public safety agen-
cies and emergency workers
locally in his community.
The idea of the doll distri-
butions quickly spread
throughout the U.S. and.
Canada.
"I would like to thank you
for this presentation and we
will use Tommy Moose' in an
effort to change the emotions
of a young child from dis-


taught and distressed to calm
and happy," said Nassau
County Fire Chief Chuck
Cooper: "It is all too often that
we find a family who has lost
everything due to the perils of
a devastating fire and we sin-
cerely hope Tommy Moose'
will give us the opportunity to
put a smile on the face of a
young one during those try-
ing times."
Moose lodges and chapters
conduct nearly $90 million
worth of community service
annually.


BOYS & GIRLS GALA

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County
hosted 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom
recipient Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., in
October for its second annual Speakers
Forum gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. More than 400 people attended the
event including, right, Patrick Sabadie, far
right, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of '
Nassau County Foundation, with, from left,
his wife, Suzy, Betty Mullen and Carson. -
Bottom right, from left, Reggie Williams,
unit director, Fernandina Beach Boys &
Girls Club, and Yvonne Thompson, unit
director, Miller Boys & Girls Club, present
Carson with a brick commemorating his visit
to be placed in the Miller Club permanent
walkway.
Bottom left, Bill Gower, president-elect of
the foundation, with Carson, his wife Gayle
Gower, and daughter, Robin Gower Chester.
Bill and Gayle Gower were "Supporters" of
the gala benefit.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS


Hi, I'm Sasha and I am a
sweet 2-year-old female shep-
herd Lab mix. I adore people
and am very good with chil-
dren. I enjoy walks, belly rubs
and lots and lots of affection- I
am great at giving it back, too.
If you are look for a great
companion to keep you and
your family company and give
you lots of love this holiday
season and ongoing, then I'm
the girl for you.
Curious, playful, lovable
and affectionate. That's how
they describe me, Delilah, a 2-
year-old female cat. I think
that is pretty darn accurate! I
enjoy playing with toys and
roaming around checking .
things out. However, when'
people come in and spend .
Time with me, I am in heaven.
I love to cuddle and express
how much I love people.
. Nassau County Animal
Services is open for adoptions
Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Saturday from


This is Ricky, a 5-month-
old beautiful young cat that
really thought he would be in
a home for Christmas. We
have so many cats and kittens
and they are going to spend
Christmas alone at the shelter
if they don't get adopted.
They are all so loving and so
anxious to find forever
homes. Please make his
Christmas wish come true.
Ginger is a one-yeat-old .
Lab mix with lots and lots of
energy. She loves the beach
and would love to be sitting
under your Christmas tree
this year.
We desperately need vol-
unteers that can give a
Sunday or Saturday and go to
Petsmart at River City to
help us adopt out our kitties.
These beautiful animals want
so much to find a home and
we cannot do it with out your
help. We will train you. Call
321-1647 if you can volunteer
some time at Petsmart. Even
during the week would help.
Merry Christmas to all of


RAIN


Meet Clubber. Clubber
came to RAIN as a special
needs pet. He a black lab mix
who is about 13 weeks old.
Clubber is special because he
has two large fingers where
his paw should be. He has
been checked out by the vet
and should lead a very normal
life, with the exception of his
physical appearance of his
paw. He is very loving and
would be a great addition to
any home. We are guessing.
Clubber will grow to about 50
pounds.
For more information on
Clubber or any of the great
pets at RAIN, please call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail us at rain-
humane@yahoo.com. The ani-
mals and members of


Rescuing Animals In Nassau
would like to wish everyone a
safe and Merry Christmas.
We would like to thank the
other rescues and animal con-
trols of the area for the end-
less job in finding homes for
these great pets, not only dur-
ing the holiday season, but all
year around.


STARS

Izzy, a 2-year-old, female,
black and tan, 7-pound "" , j|
Chuihuahua is sitting and . '
waiting to be in her forever
home for Christmas. She is
sweet aid does well with i
other dogs, W
The Stars family would like
to wish all a very Merry
Christmas. Thank you for all Society does not run a shelter.
your support throughout the Animals are fostered by
year. We are very grateful to STARS members. STARS
the staff of the News-Leader needs new foster homes in
for letting you see our pups order to rescue more animals.
each week and helping us find For more information, con-
them permanent homes, tact STARS at www.starso-
Please consider adopting a famelia.org, call 491-3107 or
best friend in the New Year! write to P.O. Box 893,
Save the Animals Rescue Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.


CATS ANGELS


I swear, I didn't TOUCH
that tree! It was my other nine
littermates. My name is
Matthew and I come from a
Litter of 10, no kidding. My
mom's name is Magnolia, a
beautiful, soft gray female.
She is also available for adop-
tion! We have been tested,
spayed/neutered and are cur-
rent on our shots. Our foster
mom, Gail, did say we really
did help her decorate the tree.
and she loved it. We'll give
you hours of fun!
Cats Angels has adoption
gift certificates available if
there is someone that you
' would like to,giye, a..,- .-,,,-,
7 Christmas litt\ ti They clii'
come to our adoption center .
or go online and find a kitty to
hold and bond with. Upon
adoption approval and a carri-
er, they can take their new
friend home with them.
Don't forget the Cats


Angels "Kitty Wish" tree,
which still has plenty of wish
cards for you to choose from.
Stop by the Thrift Store at 709:
S. Eighth St. to choose a card
and make your donation. We
will close at 3 p.m. today.
If you are caring for ani-
mals kand heed help getting
them spayed/neutered,
please call First Coast No
More Homeless Pets at (904)
425-0005 to qualify for their
programs. If you don't qualify,
call Cats Angels at 321-2267 .
to discuss options.


11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be at
Petsmart, River City, on
Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The
shelter will be closed to the
public Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan.
1. We are located on 86078 .
SLicense. Road near the DMV.
Call 5484035.


you and thank you all for your
generosity and kindness in
2008. We adopted out close to
400 animals in 2008 and we
are hoping to do the same
next year and more. Don't for-
get to spay/neuter your pets.


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24.2008 LEISURE News-Leader


PEOPLE &PLACES


THIS WEEK

Wintercamp
Join the YMCAs of Nassau
County for a journey back in
time during retro Christmas
camp Dec. 26 and 29 and Jan.
2 and 5.
Each day of camp will host
a different decade and the
interesting decor and trends
from that time period. Break
out those leg warmers, roller
skates and aluminum
Christmas trees.
Locations are Atlantic
Elementary (Fernandina),
Yulee Kid's Campus (US 17/
Pages Dairy Road), and
Callahan Elementary School
(Callahan and Hilliard).
Rates are $25 per day or
$70 per week (three-day
weeks). Registration is free
and available at your local
YMCA. Call 261-1080,
McArthur YMCA, (904) 845-
2733, Hilliard YMCA, or 548-
0820, Yulee Kid's Campus.
Rotary Sunise
The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise will not meet
Dec. 26 or Jan. 2 in obser-
vance of the Christmas and
New Year's holidays.
Blood drive
The Blood Alliance will host
a blood drive at the Chick-fil-A
in Yulee on Dec. 26 from 11
a.m.-2 p.m.
Birds at night
Join the naturalists at
Amelia Island Plantation 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 to reserve your
spot.
Swamp trip
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 snacks
provided. Cost is $50 per adult
(12 and older) and $35 per
child. RSVP to 321-5082.
NEXT WEEK

Dog park preview
Dog lovers are invited to an
open house at the Nassau
Humane Society Dog Park
from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 28.
Owners may tour the park and
discuss the various member-
ship opportunities before the
park opens at 10 a.m. Jan. 5.
(Dogs must be members to
enter the park.) The park is
located beside the NHS
Shelter directly across the
street from the Fernandina
Beach airport. For information
call the shelter at 321-1647.
Talent contest
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. For information contact
Vernetta Spaulding, youth
advisor, at (904) 583-1569 or '
e-mail vernettal21 @bell-
south.net, or Maybelle Kirkland
Brown, co-advisor, at 277-
3285.
Zooprowl
Take a walk on the wild
side after dark at the Jackson-
ville Zoo on Dec. 29 from 5-
11:30 p.m. Get up close and
personal with animal encoun-
ters 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.
Bird club
The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet rain or shine on


Jan. 3.at 1 p.m. at the Fort
Clinch State Park fishing pier.
In order to have the best
chance of seeing one of the
target birds, the Purple
Sandpiper, participants must
go at high tide and falling tide.
Other notable birds that may
be sighted are the Red-breast-
ed Merganser, two species of
loons, Northern Gannets and
Bonaparte Gulls.
There is a $5 entry fee per
car with a maximum of eight


people. An annual individual
state park pass is $42.80 and
a family pass is $85. They are
available at the entrance of
state parks. Bring binoculars,
field guide, bug juice, sun-
screen, rain gear, sunglasses
and water. Bring layers of
clothing. The weather can be
brutal on the pier in the winter.
For information call Carol
Wyatt at 261-9272 or e-mail
carolinewy@aol.com.
Sharkteethtalk
Join a park ranger on Jan.
3 at 11 a.m. for a discussion
on the different types of shark
teeth that can be found on the
area's beaches. The program
will take place at pavilion one
on Little Talbot Island. No
reservations are necessary
and the program is free with
regular park admission.
For information call the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320. Visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org.
COMING UP

TeenCourt
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held 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
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volunteer
jury or act as attorneys, court
clerks and bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance
offices or by attending court
and signing up then. To partic-
ipate as an attorney, see coor-
dinator Charles Griffin, who
assigns the rotating positions.
Volunteers need to 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 community based
service hours. With prior
approval some teachers give
grade credit for attendance
and participation. Participating
high school seniors are eligi-
ble to apply for Teen Court
Scholarships awarded each
year.
For information call Griffin
at 548-4600.
Diabet"esas ;; ,,;) .
The Nassau County Health
Department is offering a
series of four, two-hour dia-
betes self-management edu-
cation classes on Thursdays
Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 6-8
p.m. at the Yulee Full-Service
School, 86207 Felmor Road.
Registration fee is $20 and
$10 for Nassau County
School District employees.
Please plan on attending all
four classes. For questions or
to register contact Jen
Nicholson, RD, LD/N, Healthy
Communities Healthy People
program coordinator, at 548-
1853.
FLT planning
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 Fernandina
Beach Police Department,'
1525 Lime St. This first gath-
ering is open to all friends,
season subscribers, actors,
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Eighth
Street and Atlantic Avenue. will hold a family
Eucharist with children's liturgy at 5 p.m.
tonight; the Eve of the Nativity Festival Choral
Euchanst at 8 p.m., with music beginning at
7:30 p.m.: and The Eve of the Nativity
Festival Choral Eucharist at 11 p.m.. with
music beginning at 10:30 p.m.
At the 5 p.m. children's service, the
Christmas story will be told as the children
bring the nativity scene to the altar and place
their stars. The choral services will feature the
St. Peter's Festival Choir, accompanied by
the organ and Jacksonville Symphony
Strings, without incense at the 8 p.m. service
and with incense at the 11 p.m. service. For
information call 261-4293.
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Yulee United Methodist Church. 89006
Christian Way, will its Christmas Eve service
at 7 p.m. tonight. For more information, call
225-5381.

Memorial United Methodist Church of
Femandina Beach. 601 Centre St., will offer
three Chnstmas Eve services this year: a 4
p.m. service of Holy Communion, as well as a
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. candlelight service.
The 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. services will be in
the Sanctuary and the 6:30 p.m. service will
be held in Maxwell Hall. Nursery is provided
at all services. The theme of the message will
be "Christmas: A Living Memory." For more
information or questions, contact the church
office at 904-261-4362. All are welcome.

Grace Community Church will hold its
annual candlelight Christmas Eve service
from 6-7 p.m. tonight at Yulee Middle
School's cafetorlum, 85439 Miner Road.
Yulee. The Rev. Rod Whited will deliver a
special Christmas message. Grace
Community Church is a second stage mis-
sionary church of the Presbyterian Church of
America. It includes families from Yulee,
Femandina Beach and St. Marys, Ga. The
community and holiday tourists are welcome
to attend. For information visit www.grace-
nassau.com or call 491-0363.
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will
host a traditional Family Chnstmas Eve


Theatre. The goal is to gather
input and formulate a five-yaar
plan; Refreshments will be
served.
SundayMusicale
SThe Amelia Arts Academy
will present its next Sunday
Musical on Jan. 11 at Marsh
Point on Amelia Island
Plantation.
The concert will feature the
Jacksohville Symphony
Orchestra's Concert Master
Philip Pan. Tickets are $40.
Due to the intimate nature of'
these performances, seating
is limited. Call the academy
for reservations at 277-1225.
I end's Newcomers
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will hold
its luncheon meeting at the


Fernandina
Beach Golf
Club at
11:30 a.m.
Jan. 15.
Speaker will
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Candle Light Service at 9 p.m. tonight, with
Holy Communion and Christmas carols All
are invited to attend.
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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. tonight, 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 at
5:30 p.m. tonight. The community is invited.
First Baptist is located at 1600 S. Eighth SI.
Contact the church office at 261-3617.
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First Presbyterian Church. 9 N. Sixth
St., will hold Christmas Eve services at 5:30
p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight. A family service with
children dressed in nativity costumes will
begin at 5:30 p.m. The traditional Candlelight
Communion Service of Worship will be at 11
p.m. For information call 261;3837.
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The community is invited to join Solid
Rock Church of God by Faith, 86138 Palm
Tree Drive in Yulee, for its Christmas Eve
Service at 7 p.m. tonight. Everyone is invited
to a celebration at the New Year's Eve serv-
ice at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. Call the church at
225-5388.

Bible Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach. 820 South 14th St.. will hold a
Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. tonight.
Designed for families and friends in the com-
munity. the service will feature guest musi-
cians and the Christmas story. Nursery will be
provided.

The community is invited to join Yulee
Baptist Church for the annual Christmas
Eve service at 5 p.m. tonight. 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 wel-
come to participate in the Lord's Supper. Call
225-5128.


Nassau County Horticultural
Extension agent, will talk
about what plants, shrubs and
trees are the best for
Northeast Florida.
Landscaping pointers will also
be reviewed. Members are
encouraged to bring in a prob-
lem plant for a diagnosis. All
men are invited. Tickets are
$15 in advance and $17 at the
door. For reservations, call
Bob Keane at 277-4590.
Clutter program
The Nassau Women's
Information Exchange pres-
ents "Becoming Clutter Free:
Conquering Your Paper Piles"
as its next Women's
Information Exchange brown-
bag luncheon 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 Pankiewicz, 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 frequently to work
and walk the beach.
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491-3419.
The MLK Commemorative
Service will be held on Jan. 18
at 6 p.m. at New Zion
Missionary.Baptist Church, 10
South Oth St., Fernandina
Beach. For more information,
contact the Rev. James Arthur
at 261-7854.
ICan Academy show
The I Can Academy will
celebrate the life of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. with the musi-
cal "I Have A Dream: Songs
for Peace and Harmony," by
John Jacobson, Rollo
Dilworth, Moses Hogan and
Emily Crocker. The communi-
ty-wide production is open to
all children in grades pre-K to
sixth grade. The public per-
formance will begin at 6:30
p.m. Jan. 19 at First Assembly
of God, 302 South 14th St.
Rehearsals convene at 4:30
p.m. at O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church, 474257 SR
200 East, on Mondays and
Friday until the performance.
For information, call 277-2606
or 277-2704.
Genealogymeeting
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
Meet Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the
Femandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room, 1525 Lime St. The
topic will be "How Saving
Important Artifacts Can
Provide Genealogical
Information," delivered by
guest speaker Julia Reynolds
Nowlin. It is free and open to
the public. For information,
call 321-3460.
Guitarworkshop
Steve Kaufman will con-
duct a three-day, all levels flat-
picking workshop Jan. 30 and
31. and Feb. 1 hosted by The
Florida House at 20-22 S. -
Third St., Fermandina Beach.
Workshop price is $200. For
information call 261-3300 or
e-mail innkeepers@floridahou-
seinn:com.


open to the public. Brown-
baggers are welcome. . ART
Reservations are suggested -
by calling your library branch. A Chance to Dance
,Box lunches by Amelia Island School has started a belly
Coffee & Ice Cream are $10 dance program in Fernandina
and must be prepaid at any Beach. For information call
branch library by noon Jan. 9. 753-3407 or 753-1661. The
Make checks payable to studio is located at 1114
FCCJ. No refunds will be South 14th St., next to the
given. movie theater.
The Nassau WIE is a part- ***
nership between the FCCJ Amelia Arts Academy
Rosanne R. Hartwell. provides after school art and
Women's Center, the FCCJ music programming for stu-
Betty-P Cook Nassau Center -: denial l of all ages. Financial aid
and the Nassau County, and scholarships are avail-
.Library System. For informa- able. Classes offered include
tion call the Yulee branch guitar, piano, violin, voice, and
library/FCCJ Nassau Center art. Contact 277-1225 for
at548-4467 or the * more information..
Femandina Beach branch at ***
277- 7365. The Island Art Associa-


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The MLK Breakfast will be
held at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church on Jan. 17 at 8 a.m.
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9B
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24,2008


To Place An Ad. Call (904) 261-3696. Call for early deadline information for the Dec. 31 and the Jan. 2 editions.

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 20-1 Work Wanted -l3j Fiunanrai-H me, Prp.'--rr 606 Frl.. E.aulpmnre& Sle 619 eu ine I rEquirpmrent 800 REAL ESTATE 813 in..estr,,nt Properri, 858 58 .ndos- -Infurrsned
101 ar 0 nf Thanks 205 Ll.e-in Help 404 f.lone,, TC, LO3n c.u07 AntlquA i -Collecubleb s .620 Coail-...'.-ue.Fueil '1 '. ? r'.'ar,'ra re, Bu, .-r R . 1 n rF4 trjest r1assu Count, 159 Ho ,es-Furn.shed
102 .'.-[F & Found 06r Cthld Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produe r.I 'Gr.er, L, .., Elu p'm.-rr -)2 -1 r.bIe Hom, .ln l , FIngsIr I St flar, I 860 Horn:-Unfurnu shed
103 in ri rm.,-.a, 20"- Buirnas sOpportunti, 501 Equipmi.enr 60.9 Airplianc 62 Planr:. 5.-or F.rtil.,,r I:? I bl i HCom Lo.t 816a, arr en Cc.u, nt, RE t
104 . on,-,- 300 EDUCATION 502 LI ..:r -ck & Supilie; t 10 r0 r Ci,rC,,d,,t 'Her,r ater- �r .-- , p Ta rade :4 Am-.rr i.ilarnd HoMu ,-r, . 1_ -,[her Are.& as
105 FPu.biI'r J.tC. 01 Srhols & ir,iruct.L:,n 503 P.Ls, Suppli e 6i 11 Hom,- FIurnish,.-Os 6 -1 V'nid to,, B u., l- ;.r.'il 850 RENTALS LS 3 Office
106 Hacc. , C ,-r.,j . ' O ler E r.-Ie -Ul 5 r.' :e l .-_t il !in trunnr-.- :.25 Fr.: ire-,m: 1 .,.er0r,_rr t,':1 Ro l a mm . antcd '-I C ma ral P th~u e
107 Spici .io.:ca.;n 303 Hoboe.c Crarts 600 MERCHANDISE l1: rfel.- r,-irdi .-.terec, 700 RECREATION Conilmrru 52 r cbi Hmes 901 TRANSPORTATION
108 G r Sr..-p: 305 Turorln 01 a a le I a es e ll J .lr, ..*a cnei 1 E. Boat- . Tr.ai.r 1 ..Iff Islarnd rjl.-. 653 r.l ille HC.mrr Los 9 1 Aimr ble
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 L*s,.:.n CIssie: -02 ArtclhIs rfr Sale r-,L5 Euiding larternil - .)2 B.art Supoier IL'.*. . C1e .1 - L.r, 6ir-4 i.cm CI2 Trucls
201 H l.1p .'.r-d.reA 400 FINANCIAL 603 r-Hlcellarn-ou; 616 Sroragi e areln.u - 0 '. - .. SO,: u.T- iJpm r' -1: 910 FariTr _. ' .:rage 85' A"parir.-rm ;-Furni-h.'j -3 ,.anr
202 lr -Bu--.ress 01 1rflr B uu ltr.a1t .Bou lh S d c'J6 4 Blcle 61 . fl.ia .er, T,.,I-I-Eq-up "04 Re.:ra- , ,:-h,, r . E s 11 Crmmercria l -t.aI B6 AF parTr.m nt-LI'nfrurr-, .:'0- r loorcle
203 H..tel F.-iauraltc 402 St.ck' . e,.:.nras 60i5 Computler.-Supp�lle 618 ;uc.:r,,.r.s '0- -,mpurcr- t. upcleE: 1 Fr:.'rt, E ..:l -i.gie 5 Cor.u O -fl urnr,: d 9 i .,-omn rr.,ral

THE NEWS-LEADER SERVICE DIRECTORY IS LOCATED ON PAGE 10B


102 Lost & Found
FOUND LADIES SCHWINN BICYCLE
- vicinity Atlantic Rec Center. Call
(904)432-8182 to identify.
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
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
FOUND RING - in parking lot at Wal-
Mart in Fernandina. Please call and
identify (904)261-8632.

104 Personals

Run your ad STATEWIDE and SAVE
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com. ANF
PREGNANT? - Considering adoption?
A successful educated woman seeks to
adopt, & needs your help. Will be a
loving full time mom. Financial
security. Expenses paid. Call Lisa (800)
900-2980 pin 00. FL Bar #0150789.
ANF

105 Public Notice

All Real Estate'advertised herein is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise
any prefer-ence, limitation, , or
discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familial status
or national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference, limitation
or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not knowifingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is in.violation of the law. All
persons are hereby informed that all'
dwellings advertised are available on
an equal opportunity basis:
If you believe that you may have been
discriminated against in connection
with the sale, rental or financing of
housing, call the United States
Department of Housing and .Urban
Development - HUD - 11800)669-
9777, or for the hearing impaired
1(800)927-9275.




201 Help WantedI

DRIVER - Join PTL today. Company
drivers earn up to 40cpm. 1/2cpm in-
crease every 60K miles. Average 2800
miles/wk. www.ptl-inc.com. Call (877)
740-6262. ANF


LiMPLOY


1204 Work Wanted


SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN -
201 Help Wanted Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
AI201 Help WantAed]D sRECNAL


Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
DRIVERS - ASAP! Sign-on bonus 35-
41cpm. Earn over $1000/wk. Exc
benefits. Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent
OTR. www.meltontruck.com, (877)
258-8782. ANF
MANAGERS, BARISTAS, SERVERS &
KITCHEN PREP - Espressos Caf6,
Amelia Island Upscale Tuscan Style
Cafe. Fax resume to (904)491-9810.
NOW HIRING
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $50'' .,ki, p .. -Cr, Ai
Info 1-985-646-1700 EPT. FL-13-i0
The following positions are opened
at AMELIA ISLAND CARE CENTER:
Director of Nursing - this position is
responsible for the supervision of
nursing staff. Must be licensed RN with
no restrictions. Three (3) years of
experience and at least one (1) year in
ICF/ MRDD environment.
Residential Service Coordinator -
this position is responsible for the
supervision of Residential managers
and Residential living assistant. Assure
adequate staffing requirements are
'met. Three (3) years of experience of
working with MR/DD adults with two
years of supervisory experience. ,.
�Residential Managers -:works'with
MR/DD adults., Must have HR Diploma
and some supervisor experience.
Excellent written, oral and some
computer skills. Good driving record
and be. able to pass a background
check.
-LPN's - Part-time day and evening
shifts for ICF/MR facility. Must have
Florida Nursing License..
Fax resume to (904)261-5517.
HOMELAND SECURITY JOBS -
$18.37-$32.51/hr. Now hiring. Mani
positions available. For application.and
free Gov't job info., call American
Assoc of Labor (913)599-7976, 24 hrsi,,
emp. serv.
PT, MSW, OT, SPEECH THERAPIST,
RN, CNA - needed for Home Health
Care visits in Fernandina and surround-
ing area. Flexible HourS, Part Time.
Apply online at www.nfhsonline c-rm
NOW AVAILABLE! - 2009 P(:.i:r ,',..:.i
i t- l9-?t20/hr. No experie-.: f-..,
Kr;.,a .... FdJ benefits. Vacat.:.r.:
I 1 09i9:I I' 1:'"*'1J1 today! Ref#FLi, riJF
TRAINERS WANTED - 50 yr old
distribution company looking foronline
trainers. Teach over the internet.
Flexible hours, work from home.
wWw.FutureFreedom.net. ANF .


TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
(904)491-4383
CONCRETE WORK - All.types slabs,
driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. No
job too big or too small. Licensed &
insured. (904)491-4383
PRIVATE CARE NURSING ASSIST-
ANT/COMPANION '- aVailable for
quality in-home care on Amelia Island.
Pleasant, professional w/sterling refer-
ences.' Days, nights, and weekends.
Available immediately. (802)779-5453

ATTENTION RENTAL PROPERTY
OWNERS! -,.Turn .your, rental over
quickly between tenants. Over 18
years exp. Upgrades, construction
repairs, L-A. . : .:rC i *:let n i,'.i -t &
more. F-.-c c rrrat, e .r 0-4 , n :..i:,'
License. Bonded. c * .'
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - 4 ,
erience. L.:. * O r.:a.: " i.r Q0 uar.i..-'i j
Small jot.: vel.:.meo ! -. l.i:,:,ur
with ad. Cll Torm 19t04), I 9 'i

CHIMNEY SWEEP
Sa-rua Ciatu; riii NOT ,.ome dLon a
dir':,' ,:rmTi-,. C ll Ligir.trno u et Cri,.-,r,,
Swieepc r.:,da. 261-8OlI3
SEMI-RETIRED - looking for install/
maint/repairwork, home cleanouts,
resid/:ioT. pro:. . arjd n.i Ji;ve/walk-
ways rri',T, air,t PT.FT L61-5261

REMODE-. WORK - Licnse-d 6 ,.uri~E
,:.-,-itr,:.i.;r l,-:.-ii rey, tll- :.�m cOll. Ir,,Ti
'e e,,'"j . :lr. T ,':,.r.,i, . r, a' ,r . '.mnce m 3ni
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal;
window & door replacements, &
everything in between. (904)491-4383

207 Business
Opportunities
100% RECESSION PROOF - Do you
earn $800 in a day? 25 local machines.
& candy $9,995. , (888)629-9968
B02000033. Call us: We will not be
undersoldl ANF'
$3000 to $7,000/Wk. Potential -
returning phone calls. Full training &
support 24/7. NO selling. NO products.
rprj -lLr1. www.iiverlcheasy.com. (866)
391-3048. ANF
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301 Schools &
g. ntruction
4..1. i , - M - ,
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified - Housing
available. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (888) 349-5387. ANF


301 Schools & 610 Air Conditioners
Instruction /Heating I


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE - from
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (866)858-
2121, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF


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503 Pets/Supplies
FREE DOG - Female, part Chihuahua/
part Shih Tsu, approx. 10 Ibs., long
hair, black & white. Free to good home,
Call (904)415-2715.
TWO FEMALE FERRETS - & cage.
Very sweet. $150/OBO. Call for more
info (904)491-1535 or 753-1826.
CKC CHIHUAHUAS - Small. Long/
short hair. Puppies/adults. 1st shots.
$75-$275. Call (904)277-2217 or
(706)331-6511. Fernandina
OLD ENGLISH BULL PUPS - Ready
for Christmas. Only 3 for sale, 2 males,
1 female. $200/ea. (904)624-5166



601 Garage Sales
FRAN'S SECOND THOUGHTS - We
buy and sell, used furniture .and
household items. 463477 SR200 A1A.
(904)225-0577 or (904)225-9377


HEAT/COOL - Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warranty.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)
225-9717.,

612 Musical Instruments
STEINWAY GRAND - Refinished &
restored, walnut finish, with matching
bench. Beautiful sounding piano. (904)
733-4449.

619 Business Equipment

SALON EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
7 Styling Chairs with Hydraulics -
$200.00 ea., 2 Shampoo Chairs -
$25.00 ea., 3 Wicker Reception Chairs
- $10.00 ea., 2 black Reception Chairs
- $10.00 ea., 7 black Side Cabinets -
$25.00 ea. Call (904)556-1687 for
details

S 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel
OAK FIREWOOD - for sale. Approx.
200-220 pcs. or a truckload. Half loads
available, $35. Full load, .$70.
Delivered & stacked. (904)261-0503



802 Mobile homes

802 Mobile Homes


3BR/2BA - in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
602 Articles for Sale IIAppraised value at $93,000. for sale at
$80,000/oBO. (904)583-2009


DRUMS FOR SALE - Jamm With
Zildjian cymbals, $145. Schwinn
Airdyne exercise bike, $95. (904)261-
8264
FOR SALE - Used washer & dryer,
$100/each. Upright piano, $350. Call
Martin, 556-6499.

603 Miscellaneous

Dortate 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.
(888)468-5964. ANF

JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR
AT PERFECT.TAN
Half price singe tans M-F, 1lam-2pm!
Gift certificates & gift baskets available

Rio lotions .4 '..ff (4. '-i-3. -

Feeling Anxious About The Future?
- Buy & read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard. Price $20. Order now. Free
shipping. www.DianeticsTampa.org or
call (813)872-0722. ANF


804 Amelia Island
Homes
ON' ISLAND - 3BR/2BA plus office.
Special financing. $259,500. lean
Hable, C-21, John- T. Ferreira (904)
753-0807.
HISTORIC DISTRICT LOT - Great,
location for your custom' home or
investment. Sacrifice price of .only
$50,000. (904)477-2679

805 Beaches
AMELIA ISLAND RETREAT IN THE
RESERVE - off Old Bluff onto 95053
Reserve Court. PERFECT LOCATION
FOR ,BEACH/GATORS/JAGS/ZOO
FANS. "NEW SIDE BY " S' EV'
HOMES. Et ,:r, 4 .,- ,.:.ur :r arr, ,,r, .
,:.lul. , ~.' 11J 1 Cul. ,]_- ,_E,: raiy trl ..:,;--
r:,:.d'r, .,.r . i *n a5pproacr. lu.
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.,


805 Beaches
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
'.'pr. ', ' O *,:-e c.nir r, ,-irr-" -,|i CrrT, . ''ir ,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-
4500

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

S 807 Condominiums
LUXURY CONDO - $329,000. Just
reduced $70,000. Seller pays 1 yr
Assoc. fee; Ocean view. Upscale furn-
ishings included. 1425 sq. ft. (478)
256-5563 ,
CONDO - 2BR/2BA furnished, plus
garage. FHA financing. $139,900. Jean
Hable, Century 21, Ferreira. (904)753-
0807.

808 Off Island/Yuled
NORTH HAMPTON - Marsh front
estate home. 4000+ sq. ft., 5BR/4BA.
Offered at $750,000. Call owner (407)
460-2934.

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700 block of S. Fletcher. R-1 zoning prima- hardwoodfloors and updated kitchen, A great garage, 20x2. one large door. OWNER HAS OPTION
y long tem residents ad second oe beach getaway or opportunity to build two TO NOT SELL M.H. WITH THE LAND, JUST SELL:,
ly long term residents and second home new homes under.the new height restrictions. LAND. GARAGE DOCK FOR A REDUCED
owners in the area. $1,20,000 List price: $2,249,500. MLS#45764. Will $249 000 MLS#47368
Divide


LANCEFORD CREEK FRONTAGE
approx 2.45 acres with small home located
off of Freeman Rd. Deep water access; 115'.
of frontage. A great investment at this price.
$550,000


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structidn at Pirate's Wood. 2,374 hsf, Fronts S. 14th Street. 3 separate office
4BR/2.5BA on a 1/2 acre lot, tile, wood & roioms plus reception, bath, and break
carpeting, solid surface counerops in area. Ap x910.f.$265,000ForSal
kitchen w/ island, gas package, large master ea. A rox 910 .f. $265,000 ForSale
suite, great floorplan. Pre-construction.


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1990 CHEVROLET

CORVETTE

Hatch Back Model with Removable
. Targa Top. White with Red Leather
Interior. Auto, AC, AM/FM/Cassette;
Power Locks, Windows, Cruise & Tilt.:
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Inside ,& Out! - VALUE PRICED
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MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED,
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Cell 557-8257

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HONEY DO'S CLEANING
& HANDYMAN SERVICE
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Licensed, Bonded & insured
Homes * Condo's * Rentals * Offices
We Do Windows
Inside & Out Cleaning
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Please Call Us At m _
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HOMES * CONDOS * OFFICES


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NICK ISABELLA, INC,
Color and Stamped Patios,
Driveways, Sidewalks, Slabs
Now doing Regular Concrete
and Stamped Concrete
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CLEANING SERVICE
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CONSTRUCTION
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40 Years Experience
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GUTTERS
" When It Rains
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GARAGE DOOR &
OPERATOR SYSTEMS
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SUMMER BEACH LOT
Golf Club Membership Available
. Built to Suit
Julie McCracken Gated Community
904-261-0347 MLS#46215 $214,900





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FEEL THE OCEAN BREEZE
3BR/2BA, 1 Block to Beach, Upgrades
Screened Porch, FP, Community Pool
Sandy Pearman Hot Deal!
904-415-1589 MLS#47135 $337,400


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Old Town Lot
.' Just.Blocks From the Amelia River
carolyn Cherry Historic Preservation Area
904-583-0607 MLS#46483 $90,000

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3BR/2BA with Bonus 3,352 Sq. Ft., Screened Pool
S 1,863 Sq. Ft. +Bonus Above Garage Tile, Wood FloorS
Shannon Smith Huge Fenced Yard with Pool JulieMcCracken Central Vac, Ample Storage
904-753-3935 MLS#47409 $298,000 904-261-0347 MLS#47443 $545,000


Properties Advertised with this special designation
have special pricing incentives that nidke them dis-
tinctive to the market place. These properties are
priced below normal market conditions.


904-261-0347 * 800-262-0347
311 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


CARLTON DUNES
Executive oceanfront condos at Summer
Beach with upscale appointments located
North of The Ritz-Carlton. Prices start at
$1,650,000.


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Fabulous oceanfront condos, 3 and 4
bedrooms, 2 pools and 2 tennis courts. One
level units available. Prices start' at
S1 117K nn


OCEAN PLACE
Ocean front at it's finest! 2 and 3 bedroom
units located on the South side of The Ritz-
Carlton at Summer, Beach, Prices start at
$729,000. Investors welcome,.


9II72ZS CSJT.IE IDIUUG UIDIVE
Immaculate 4BR/2BA home in Arnold Ridge.
Wonderful 'wood floors and neutral colors.
Fabulous wooded outdoor patio area with large
backyard. Convenient location. $257,000
MLS #46804
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SAILMAKER VILLAS . HARRISON COVE VILLAS
Oceanfront and pool side units in the heart Beautiful condos in convenient location, 2
of Summer Beach. 2 or 3 bedrooms starting and.3 bedroom units with garages.. Prices
at $329,000. Perfect for rentals. ,r. t ,,a nnn


THE PRESERVE
5 bedroom, 5 bathrooms, living room, dining
room, morning room in kitchen and deck w/
view of pond. One bedroom is separate out-
side guest suite. $699,900 MLS #44728


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Build your dream home on a wooded,
golf course or water front lot with dock.
Prices from $129,000.


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Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!


MAIN SALES OFFICE
(800) 322-7448
(904) 261-0624


CALL ANY OF OUR SALES AGENTS
MARCY MoCK
ENRIOUE IGUINA
ANDREW SANDS
BRENDA SLATER


NEWS I
LEADER


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S28 Salt Marsh Drive- $ 2,495,000 3409 Fiddler's Bend - $435,000 95496 Captain's Way $-799,999
Long Point on Amelia Island Amelia Island Plantation
Plantation Million dollar views from this 1710 sq. ft. Radical price reduction on this million $
4,052 sq. ft. of marsh front splendor in 3BR/3BA marsh front villa with estate home on the 13th tee box of the Golf.
this estate hoe ith screened porch ary/office, private balconies Fireplace Club of Amelia Island. Screened Lanai with
this estate home with screened porch, andmore. . heated pool & Ilot Tub.
Outdoor kitchen, office with private bal-
cony and more.


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S 1642 Sea Dunes - $1,550,000. 449 Beachside Place -$ 1,775,ooo 1811 Turtle Dunes - $799,000
Completely remodeled 1900 sq. ft. Unequalled Luxury in this 2700. sq.ft. Great Ist Floor location so beach pool &
3BR/3BA oceanfront end unit is epitome 3BR/3BA oceanfront villa featuring gas dunes club are steps away. Fully & taste-
of luxury living. Features include private fireplace, under building garage parking, fully furnished 2BR/2BA villa has a
garage, fireplace, steam shower, custom hurricane shutters & more. 3rd Floor superb rental history and makes a great
cherry cabinets & more. South End. 2nd home or retreat.









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Amelia Island Plantation - $364,000 Best price for a top floor, 3BR/3BA ocean- 3BR/4BA over 3881 sq. ft. total space
2BR/2BA nicely remodeled and fur- front, completely remodeled villa.' 1514 magnificent oceanfront penthouse with .
nished. Perfect for 2nd home or Invest- Sq.ft wivith under building parking. golf course & ICW view. .
ment property with impressive rental his-
tory.
Lots & Acreage
Sanctuary- 1.35 acre oceanfront estate lot in most prestigious, gated area.Owner will consider property,
sw ap .,:. .."...................................................................... .............. ................................................. $ 3 ,6 60 ,o o o
Long Point - Double lot on the marsh with Dock / Deepwater access ....................... a....... ....... 1,221,000
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., -r-h Njni..ral -Exclusive Country ClubLiving just off the island ........................................$299,000




Serving AllofAmeliaI


LIjuII riGP a I
Exquisite executive home on the.golf course
at Long Point. 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, eleva-
tor, formal areas, beautiful kitchen, rec room,
3 car garage plus boat storage and pool.
$1,895,000 MLS #45449
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1738 REGATTA DRIVE
Spacious brick home in Golfside South. Corner lot
with beautiful landscaping. Sunroom with summer
kitchen. Upper storage room heated & cooled.
$749,900 MLS #43552


1638 REGATrA'DRIVE
Beautiful home located in the prestigious
Golfslde South in Summer Beach. Approx.
3,800 sq. ft;, 4 bedroom; 3.5 bath, upscale
amenities, $1,1,00,00. MLS #44999


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Wonderful Intracoastal lot located on the South end of the Island.
Property Includes a dock as well as a 2BR/2BA cottage. Almost'
an acre of beautiful wooded property Use cottage 'as-is' or
demolish and build your dream home. Enjoy the amazing sunsets
and very quiet location. $774,900 MLS #48035"

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95180 SPRING TIDE LANE 95121 MACKINAS CIRCLE
Fabulous views from this beautiful Intracoastal This is an immaculate and spacious home in the
townhome. Custom appointments include ele- wonderful gated community of Harrison Cove at
vator, summer kitchen, community dock and pri- Summer Beach. Beautiful and private area on
vote boat slip. Country club membership avail- the South end of Islard. Membership to the
able. $979,000 MLS #47498 Country Club available. $485,000 MLS #48098


95101 WHISTLING DUCK CIRCLE THE PRESERVE TOWN HOMES
Beautiful new Estate Home, lots of upgrades. Room 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, pond view, two-story
for pool, 3 car garage, private lot backs to the pre- townhomes with master on 1st floor.
serve area. Seller pays some closing cost:' Community pool, walk to the beach. Prices
Membership to Golf Club Included. $859,900 MLS - starting at $409,900.
#46368
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Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!


MAIN SALES OFFICE (UMMEIR
(800) 322-7448 IBRe EACH
(904) 261-0624 Amelia Island, Florida


CALL ANY OF OUR SALES AGENTS
MARCY MocK
ENRIQUE IGUINA
ANDREW SANDS
BRENDA SLATER


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(904) 845-2922
37149 Cody.Circle
Hilliard, Florida
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30 LONG POINT DRIVE - $1,750,000
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
Long Point executive custom designed luxury home overlooking the
9th and 18th holes near clubhouse and across from the beach.
custom features include woo d floors, granite kitchen, built-in shelv-
ing around fireplace including wie rack, 2 sided fireplace, security
system, high ceilings with crown mouldings, Andersen Windows,
storm shutters, California closets, 2 upstairs suites with large balcony,
and much more! ML5 #46619
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30 LONG POINT DRIV.- $1,750,000
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
Long Point executive custom designed luxury home overlooking the
9th and 18th holes near clubhouse and across from the beach.
Custom features include wood floors, granite kitchen, built-in shelv-
ing around fireplace including wine rack, 2 sided fireplace, security
system, high ceilings with crown mouldings, Andersen Windows,
storm shutters, California closets, 2.upstairs suites with large balcony,
and much more! MLS #46619


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Apartments
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1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
'UNLIKE THE REST'

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/ Fitness Center
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14 SWEETWATER OAKS - $1,050,000
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
Beautiful brand new 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home on quiet cul-de-
sac. Master bedroom located on 1st Iloor. This custom home is
concrete block construction with each block cement filled and
built on an elevated concrete slab. The shingles are hardi-shingles
and the color of the stucco was mixed in for low maintenance.
MLS #47295


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851 Roommate
Wanted

ROOMMATE - to share home. Full
privileges. References. Responsible.
$350/mo. Call (904)556-6920.

MATURE FEMALE - seeking pleasant,
peaceful house share or studio apt. on
Amelia Island. Quiet, responsible,
respectful with great references. (802)
779-5453 (cell).
TO SHARE - Ocean view upper apt.,
3BR/1BA, Ig front deck, W/D, d/w.
$600/mo., all bills included. Cable &
Internet all rooms. 937 .N. Fletcher
Ave. or call (904)310-6817.
ROOMMATE WANTED - 901 Stanley
Dr. $450/mo. + utilities. Call 753-
2081 or 277-4743. Background check
required.

852 Mobile Homes
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
225-5577.
BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit.. Call
(904)261-6486.
NICE 2BR - unfurnished, $480/mo.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR - furnished, $990/
mo. (904)225-5151

854 Rooms
ROOM - Furn or unfurn. Quiet
neighborhood. Deadbolt locks. Privacy.
52" HDTV avail in family, rm. All
DirecTV channels avail in room. $400/
mo. Incl utilities, kitchen & laundry
privileges. Call Glenn (904)548-9707.

CALL 261-3696 FOR EARLY
DEADLINE INFORMATION FOR
THE DEC. 31 AND JAN. 2
NEWS-LEADER

LONG TERM RENTALS
OFF ISLAND
*ylobley Heights, mobile home, dbl.
wide, Patricia Ct., 3/2, shed, 1400
sq.ft., W/D hookups $600
* Amelia Lakes, condo, 2/2. W/D, pool,
fitness, $895
*Stoney Creek, condos, 2&3 bdrm.,
garage, W/D microwave, screened
patio, pool, gated, $925-$1000
* Beachway, home, Arrigo Blvd., 3/2,
1715 sq. ft., g. backyard, $1075
* Lotion Pt., 3/2, on lake, 1700 sq. ft.,
W/D, $1150
* Meadowfield home, 86213 Fieldstone,
3/2. 1825 s.f., pool/hot tub, $1295
ON ISLAND
* 127 So. 5th, downstairs apt.,
near Centre, 2/1, W/D,
water, sewer, garb included
$695
* The Colony, condo, 2/2, 2 car garage,
pool, tennis, $895
* So. Fletcher @ Jefferson, 2830 B down-
stairs duplex, 2/1, W/D, 850 s.f., across
from beach, $875
*819 So. 7th, townhouse, near Centre,
3.2.5 , garage, fenced patio. Water,
sewer, garb included. $995
S1397 Plantation Pt. home, 3/2, Ig.
screened patio, 2100 sq. ft. $1250
HILLIARD HOMES
* CR 121, 2/1, Ig lot, renovated, hard-
wood floors. $595
NORTH JAX HOMES
* Kingsmill Townhomes, 3/2.5 off 9A @
Pulaski $1195

Call Patricia Turner
Rental Property Manager
Cell:
904-556-9586
www.fislwcomslentoods.com
PALM ll REALTY MI-berFARPM
474303 E. State Road 200 t


854 Rooms
BEAUTIFUL NEW DECOR - $100-
$150/wk. Service animals only. (904)
225-5151

855 Apartments
Furnished

BEACH FRONT - 2BR/2BA, beautiful
view, 2nd story deck. Available now.
$900/mo. + $500 dep. Call (912)354-
1914.
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 email
rlemmond@comcast.net.

856 Apartments
Unfurnished
2BR/2BA - 1400 sq. ft., next to Super
Wal-Mart, all appliances, community
pool. $875/mo. + dep. (904)753-1522
THREE CHOICES! - Ocean side
duplex, 2BR/1BA upstairs for $795 OR
2BR/1BA downstairs for $695 OR entire
house for $1,350 + utilities. Decks,
CH&A, fresh paint, family neighbor-
hood, year round lease, deposit,
references. (904)261-7168
OCEANVIEW- Upstairs duplex. 2BR/
1BA, A/C, hardwood floors, ceiling
fans. $950/mo. 57 S. Fletcher. (904)
277-7622
GARAGE APT DOWNTOWN - 322. N
3rd St. Clean and 'bright. 1 bedroom.
$595/mo. plus util. 261-6846
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - near
beach. Renovated. Patio, W/D, new
appliances. $1100/mo. 833A, Tarpon
Ave. (904)206-0817
1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS - for
rent starting at $625. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS - for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)26170791 or visit our
site at Lwww.atcdeveloment.com.
AMELIA LAKES - 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
1/2 off 1st month. (904)716-0579
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.rcomcast.net.


Countryside Apartments

Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pmr
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103




Yulee Villas

Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
(904) 225-5810


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Available Villas











Courtside Dunes Club Fairway Oaks
$450,000 - $510,000 $1,600,000 - $2,895,000 $374,000 - $395,000











Fiddler's Bend Sea & Turtle Dunes Ship Watch
$395,000 . $785,000 - $1,195,000 $529000 - $1,100,000












$895,000 $2,195,000 - $3,675,000 $535,000 - $585,000


6 Juniper Court:
Luxurious 3BD/3.5 BA home in Long Point w/
marsh views, gourmet kitchen, screened-in lanai
w/ outdoor kitchen, pool, hot tub and more!
$2,399,000


Ztb 1i ne Keslaence:
Luxurious 3 BD/3.5 BA oceanfront home on 4 lots w/
200 ft of ocean frontage. 2-story home boasts 10 ft ceil-
ings, hardwood floors, LR w/ FP, sitting room, gourmet
kitchen and spacious master suite.
$5,500,000 Full Package; $2,960,000 House Only.


Samelia Island Plantation'
P eal estate Sales

800-597-8108

Additional properties available at www.aipfl.com/realestate Prices subject to change without notice.
SEqual nHoJusi o ppof s ii y Oblalu Ih Pri opey Repoilt requy ed i y federal law and reav d it b olre sgonig anyiing M o ledoral agency has judged Iiei merits or value, i any, ol Is properly Void as an
noieriig in New York. Nove Jrsey and all other slates here prc hib ted by law All salos shall he made in Ihl offices of Ihn Amelia Island Corpration O 2007 Amelia Island Plantation


Available Homesites

121 Beachwood (Wooded) ......... $270,000 5 The Pointe (Marsh) ................$950,000
103 Marsh Creek (Wooded) ......... .$270,000 13 & 14 Sound Point (Intracoastal) .... $985,000
4 Beachwood III (Wooded) ........... $295,000 42 Long Point (Marsh) ................ $995,000
2 Beachwood III (Wooded) .......... $345,000 Ocean Club Drive.(Golf/Ocean) . .$1,350,000
31 Cedar Point (Wooded). .......... ..$370,000
52 Cedar Point (Wooded) ........... .$375,000 .,,
SCedar Point (Wooded)..........$375,000 20 & 21 The Residence (Ocean) ......$2,640,000
53 Cedar Point (Wooded) ........... $375,000
126 Marsh Creek (Golf) ............. $395,000 2 Ocean Club Drive (Golf/Ocean) .. .$2,899,000
5 Cedar Point (Golf) ................. $549,000 5 Ocean Club Drive (Golf/Ocean) ...$2,950,000
68 Sea Marsh (Lake) ............... $550,000 10-12 The Residence (Ocean) ...... .$4,000,000

Brady Point Preserve (Lake/Wooded/Marsh) ........................... $285,000 - $695,000

Sglmelia Island Plantationr
- eal ,state Sales-

800-597-8108
Additional properties available at www.aipfl.com/realestate * Prices subject to change without notice.
SEqual Housing Opporunty. Obtain the Propety Report required by federal law an rd r it before signing anylhlng. No ledera agency has judged he merits or value, if any, of this property Void as an offering
in New York, New Jersey and all other sales where prohibiled by law All sales shall be made in the offices of the Amelia Island Corporation � 2007 Amelia Island Plantation.


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856 Apartments
Unfurnished

1BR FURNISHED APT. - with utilities.
$600/mo. Deposit required. (904)261-
0949
CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS - Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
(904) 277-1983.
OCEAN SIDE 2BR/1BA - Main Beach
area, ocean view, large deck. 12 mo.
lease. $875/mo. + utilities. Call (847)
867-3163.
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
OCEAN VIEW 2BR- No lease. Service
animals Only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (90'4)261-7750 after 6pm.
BEACH APT. - 1BR/1BA, A/C, dish-
washer, W/D. $650/mo. + dep. & year
lease. Water, sewer, garbage included.
Pets allowed. Call (904)261-0695.


857 Condos
Furnished

2BR/1BA FOREST RIDGE - 1/2 block
from beach. Small pets considered. No
smoking. $1000/mo. (904)415-6078.
Available January 2009.
1BR FULLY FURNISHED CONDO -
Utilities included. $l50, ni:... Amelia
Island Plantation. C; 1 T-rr, at (904)
261-4743.
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION -
Beautifully furnished 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo. + utilities. No
smoking. (910)695-9935

858 Condos
Unfurnished

2BR/1.5BA CONDO - 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely renovated! Ameni-
ties included. $890/mo. Call (912)269-
3960.

3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated comm-
unity, close to shopping & school.
$1000/mo. (904)583-2009
3BR/2.5BA CAPE SOUND TOWN-
HOUSE - gated, pool & fitness center,
garage, never occupied, washer/dryer
included. Available now $1200/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.

2BR/2BA TOWNHOME - with 2-car
garage on south end of Amelia Island.
Newly carpeted/painted and well main-
tained. $895/mo. with 1st mo. rent
free. Security deposit required. Pets
accepted. Call David (904)556-1534.

AMELIA LAKES - 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
1/2 off 1st month. (904)716-0579


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858 Condos-Unfurnished

3BR/3.5BA CAPE SOUND TOWN-
HOUSE - gated community with pool
& fitness center, garage, many custom
features. Available now. $1500/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.
NEW - 1700 sq. ft., 2/2.5 w/loft &
garage near ocean. $1,000/mo. plus
get $250 cash bonus for lease signed
by Jan 1st. Call Nathan for details
(904)753-2083.
LUXURY CONDO - 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in spec-
ial, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-9525
2BR/2BA FLAT - at Amelia Woods,
pool, tennis and near beach. Available
now. $850/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.
(904)261-8030.


859 Homes-Furnished

Summer Beach Village - 3BR/2BA,
gar., furn, gated comm., pool, mins to
beach. $800/wk. (off season), $2300/
mo. incl util. 261-6204, 206-0035

860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA - in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
BEST ,DEAL - LEASE/OPT/BUY.
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
96033 Sunfish Ln. CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $895/mo. (916)300-3039
HOUSE FOR RENT - 434-B Tarpon
Ave. Ocean view 3BR/2BA, 1550sf,
spacious rooms & garage. $1200/mo.
Call (270) 933-2953.
5BR/2BA ISLAND HOME - Great
location. Available immediately. Rent or
lease option. (954)856-1424
3BR/1BA - CH&A, brick, fenced yard,
Blackrock Rd. $850/mo. + $850 dep.
(904)583-3733
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
261-9129.

2BR/1BA - Newly painted, carpeting,
downtown, 403 N 4th St. $795/mo.
-261-6846
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
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

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The deadline for classified ads
for the Friday, December-21th
edition has been changed to
Tuesday, December 23rd at
5pm.

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In observance of NEW YEAR'S
DAY the News-Leader will be
closed on Thursday, January
1st. The deadline for classified
ads for the Friday, January 2nd
edition has been changed to
Tuesday, December 30th at
5pm.


860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month-security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
753-2230
3BR/2.5BA - like new. 1882 sq. ft.,
fenced yard. $1200/mo. Amelia Coastal
Realty (904)261-2770 or (904)556-
9140.
ON ISLAND - 3BR/3.5BA, inside
laundry, all appliances, 2-car garage,
all wood floors. $1200/mo. + deposit.
Lawn care included. To see, call Patsy
Windham (904)583-3130.
BEST ON THE ISLAND! - 3BR/2BA,
oak floors, deck, privacy fence, yard
svc. $1150/mo. More info and pics:
www.wallyandeva.webs.com (912)
337-3086
MARSH LAKES - 4572 Village Dr.
3BR/2.5BA, 1870sf w/loft, lake, pool,
tennis, $1325/mo. AMERICAN BEACH
- 3BR/2BA, 1200sf, $1300/mo.
BEACHES - 1 blk ocean, 4BR/2BA,
1425sf, Ig lot, privacy, $1500/mo. Don
Brown Realty at 225-5510, 571-7177.
FOR RENT - 3BR/2BA in Riverside
subdivision off Barnwell Rd. Large
fenced backyard. Lease option
possible. $1300/mo. (904)583-0683

2BR/1.5BA -.w/den in historic Old
Town on San Carlos Plaza with wonder-
ful river views. For photos & details see
Craigs List. $995/mo. (904)583-6099

3BR/2BA HOME - in town. 1 yr. old.
For rent or sale option. Rent credit.
(904)753-0025
AVAILABLE NOW - 2BR/1BA home on
island with hardwood floors & all
appliances. $825/mo. Call 415-0303.
3BR/2BA - brand new house for rent.
Very beautiful. 2 min. from Historical
District. For information call 12-5pm,
(904)753-1346.
1387 FIR ST. - 3BR/2BA 2-story
townhome. Only 3 yrs new, with
garage. $950/mo. First months electric
free. Available now. (904)377-9791
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
1501 INVERNESS - in Lakewood
subd. 4BR/2BA w/fenced backyard.
Close to schools & shopping. $1300/
mo. + $1300 dep. (904)753-4559
PAGE HILL SUBD. - 3BR/2BA,
$1100/mo. Call (904)583-1106.
HERON ISLES SUBD. - 3BR/2BA;
$1100/mo. Call (904)583-1106.


860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA - Meadowfield Bluff subd.
$1150/mo. First & last month, Call
(904)335-0333.
SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817


864 Commercial/Retail CURTISS H.
FOR LEASE - 1250 sq. ft. office ware- LASSERRE
house. High traffic area. Two roll up L
bays. (904)753-2178 Real Estate, Inc.


866 Wanted I -. -*A I


I to Rent I


I 1 V ation WANTED - furnished Summer Beach
861 Vacatin ena home, 3BR/3BA, plus garage, 5/09
. thru 5/10. (603)765-1860


OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.


863 Office

AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE -
Quiet, private, 1 room on Sadler Rd.
$500. Call Michael (904)415-6699.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - Down-
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
OFFICE SPACE - Zoned MU1. 500 sq.
ft. Primo location. Available January.
(904)277-3809
SEVERAL OFFICES - from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George
(904)557-5644


864 Commercial/Retail

DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
(904)261-4066.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING
'FOR LEASE
High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.J. Courson
Fernandina Beach
Showroom, offices and warehouse
with large overhead doors.
(904)753-3616

COMMERCIAL RENTAL - 2000 sq. ft.,
1438 E. Oak St. High storage bay.
Office spaces. $1800/mo. Call (904)
277-4743, 753-2081.
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
(904)261-0740.


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Aparment


Marsh Cote Features:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675
* Located on the marsh
* S%'imning pool


Somni,.ret Feutuires.
* I and 2 bedroolns
* Pi ices fIrnm $625
* Single storn design
* Vaulted ceilllgs adval.


Both of these communities are less than 2 miles
from the beach and you can \\alk to the shops and
restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia Lcnter!


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901 Automobiles

Police Impounds For Sale - '95
Honda Civic $500. '96 VW Jetta $600.
For listings call (800)366-9813 ext
9271. ANF
'98 BUICK LESABRE - 90,000 miles,
loaded. $4850. Make offer. Leave
message (904)261-5647.
MUST SELL.- '90 Cadi Classic 2-door,
'01 Daew S/W, Geo Tracker. Cash/
make pymts/finance. All running.
$500-$3500. Call for details 261-5034.


902 Trucks

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

S904 Motorcycles

2005 SUZUKI RM250 2-STROKE
DIRT BIKE - Clean, fast bike. $2800/
OB0. (904)321-6819


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LONG TERM
*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
Reduced to $1,000/mo + util. unfurn.
Pet friendly.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt.
$1,000/mo. + utl.
*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 + until
*1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
�551 S. Fletcher Ave.. - 2BRIIBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information


- 1539 S. 8th St. I room office & bath,
private ent. $300/mo. + tax.
*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.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-.
ed at.Industrial Park by airport. Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
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.
*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 vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-.
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
SFive 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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* FIRST AVE. - 3BR/2BA unit close to Ithe
beach with I car garage. $1,050/no.
Available now.
* S. 7th Street - 3BR/2BA house located in
historic district. $1,200 mo. Available, Now.
* SEA CASTLE - 3BR/2.5BA condo, close
to beach. 2 car garage. $1,150/mo.
Available now.
* CASHENWOOD - 3BR/2BA house. 2
car garage. $1,125/mo. Available now.
* ELLEN STREET - 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
unit. Close to beach. $795/mo. Available
Now.
* ATLANTIC VIEW DR. - 4 Bedroom, 3
Bath house located in Oceanview Estates.
Screened Swimming pool. Close to beach.
2 car garage. $1,750/mo. includes yard and
pool maintenance. Available Now.
* AMELIA GREEN - 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath
condo with loft located in Amelia Green.
$1,000/mo. Available Now.
* AMELIA CIRCLE - 3BR/2BA house on
island with fenced back yard. 1600 sq. ft.
$1,150/mo. Available Now.
* FOREST RIDGE - 2 bedroom, I bath
condo located in Forest Ridge Villas.
Community pool. Close to beach. $800/mo.
Available Now.
* ST. MARC CT. - 2BR/2BA condo locat-
ed at The Colony. Community pool and ten-
nis court. 2 car garage. 1130 sq. ft.
$995/mo. Available Now.
* TARPON AVENUE - 3BR/2BA duplex,,
furnished or unfurnished. Close to beach.
$1,150/mo. Available Now.
* SOUTH 7TH ST. - IBR/IBA house
located in historic district $750/mo.
Available NOW.

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LEGAL NOTICES


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 2008-CP-216
DIVISION: A
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
HENRY CLAY STANFIELD,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of HENRY CLAY STAN-
FIELD, deceased, File Number
2008-CP-216, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Nassau
,County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 76347 Veterans WayYulee, FL
32097. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative(s) and the per-
sonal representative's attor-
ney ore set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF. A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.'
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S-DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is December 24,
2008.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
H. Price Poole, Jr., Esquire
Florida Bar No.0157674
PO. Box 1280
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
Telephone: (904) 261-0742
Personal Representative:
JOHN H. STANFIELD
85348 Blackmon Road
Yulee, FL 32097
Telephone: (904) 225-4813
2t 12-24-31-2008
7161

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 45-2008-CP-221
DIVISION: A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUNE WILLIS ULSAKER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of JUNE WILUS ULSAKER,
whose date of death was
September 17,2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Nassau
County, Florida. Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
76347 Veterans Way. Yulee, FL
32097. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below,
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.


All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
December 24,2008.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Wesley R. Poole of
POOLE & POOLE. PA.
Florida Bar No. 175441
303 Centre Street, Suite 200
Post Office Box 1280
Fernandlna Beach, FL 32035
Telephone: (904) 261-0742
Personal Representative:
NORMAN L. ULSAKER
2813 Ocean Mist Drive
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
2t 12-24-31-2008
7162

NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION
TAKEN BY THE ST. JOHNS
RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT
Notice is given that the fol-
lowing permit was issued on
25 November 2008:
Civitas, 159 Civitas Street,
Mount Pleasant, South Caro-
lina 29464, permit # 40-089-
88705-4. The project Is located
in Nassau County, Sections 6
and 19, Township 2 North,
Range 28 East. The permit
authorized construction of a
surface water management
system with stormwater treat-
ment by retention and swales
for Crane Island Entrance
Road, a 6.30-acre project.
The file(s) containing the
application for the above list-
ed permit is available to
inspection Monday through
Friday except for legal holl-
days, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
the St. Johns River Water
Management District (District)
Headquarters, 4049 Reid
Street, Palatka, FL 32178-1429.
A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
District permitting decision
may petition for an adminis-
trative hearing in accordance
with sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes, or may
choose to pursue mediation
as an alternative remedy
under section 120.573. Florida
Statutes, before the deadline
for filing a petition. Choosing
mediation will not adversely
affect the right to a hearing if
mediation does not result in a
settlement, The procedures for
pursuing mediation are set-
forth In section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, and rules 28-106,111
and 28-106,401-.404 Florida
Administrative Code. Petitions
must comply with the require-
ments of Florida Administrative
Code Chapter 28-106 and be
filed with (received by) the
District Clerk located at District
Headquarters, Highway 100
West. Palatka, FL 32177. Peti-
tions for administrative hear-
ing on the above applica-
tions(s) must be filed within
twenty-one (21) days of pub-
lication of this notice or within
twenty-six (26) days of the
District depositing notice of
this Intent in the mail for those
persons to whom the District
mails actual notice. Failure to
file a petition within this time
period shall constitute a waiv-


er of any rights) such persons)
may have to request on ad-
ministrative determination
(hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57. FS., con-
cerning the subject permit.
Petitions that are not filed in
accordance with the above
proviSions are subject to dis-
missal.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed
to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition
means that the District's final
action may be different from
the position taken by it in this
notice of intent, Persons whose
substantial Interests will be
affected by any such final
decision of the District on the
applicant have the right to
petition to become a party to
the proceeding, 'in accor-
dance with the requirements
set forth above.
It 12-24-2008
7158

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA-
000693
DIVISION:
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A,,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOYCE A. BUSMAN-WALWYN,
et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JOYCE A. BUSMAN-WALWYN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
86503 SAND HICKORY TRAIL
YULEE, Fl 32097
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
JOHN WALWYN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
86503 SAND HICKORY TRAIL
YULEE, FI 32097.
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
. DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR AUVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on
action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following prop-
erty in NASSAU County Florida:
LOT 87, HICKORY VILLAGE
PHASE ONE. ACCORDING TO
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 369,
370 AND 371, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF NASSAU COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group; PL.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634; and file the orig-
inal with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for two
consecutive weeks in the
Fernandina Beach News
Leader.
WITNESS my hand and the


seal of this Court on this 15th
day of December, 2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL. -
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-
ejoyska-F08090819
Americans with Disabilities
Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance please contact the
circuit court at (904) 321-5709,
2t 12-24-31-2008
7170

IN THE CIRCUIT.COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
.FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 45-2008-CA-
000074-AX
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCI-
ATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
SASCO 2Q07-BC3
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
HERMAN D. ROBINSON: JODI
A. ROBINSON: ANYAND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY,THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN T BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS: ARNOLD
RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 11, 2008
entered in Civil Case No. 45-
2008-CA-000074-AX of- the
Circuit Court of the 4th Judicial
Circuit In and for NASSAU
County, Yulee, Florida. I will sell
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at NASSAU JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX at the NASSAU
County Courthouse located
at 76347 VETERANS WAY in
Yulee, Florida, at 11:30a.m on
the 8 day January 2009, the,
following described property
as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 32. ARNOLD RIDGE,
ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF
AS, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
6, PAGES 251.252,253 AND 254
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 11 day of
December, 2008.
John A, Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
THE'LAW OFFICES OF DAVID
J. STERN: PA., ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
08-28356 (ASCF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accom-
modation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the NASSAU County - at .1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
2t 12-24-31-2008
7166

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 45-2008-CA-88
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING LP
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JOSEPH D. PERRY A/K/A
JOSEPH PERRY, ET AL..
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JOSEPH D BERRY A/K/A,
JOSEPH PERRY AND SHERRY
A PERRY
whose residence Is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the
unknown defendants who
may be spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees. lien-
ors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not
* known to be dead or alive,
and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or
interest in the property de-
scribed In the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property:
LOTS 130 AND 131, SWAL-
LOWFORK ESTATES-PHASE FIVE,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(s) 348,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN. ESQ. Plalntlff' attorney,
whose address is 900 South
Pine Island Road #400,
Plantation, FL 33324-3920 on
or before Jan. 24, 2009, (no
later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at NASSAU
County, Florida, this.11th day of
December 2008,
John A. Crawford
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
SBY: /s/ Heather Nazworth
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAITIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND
ROAD SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
08-32604 (CWF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
SACT, persons with disabilities.
needing a special accom-
modation should contact
COURT.ADMINISTRATION, at
the NASSAU County Court-
house at, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service,
2t 12-24-31-2008
.7167


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that JOHN A ROGERS, the
holder of the following certifi-
cate(s) has filed.said certlfi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be
issued thereonThe certificate
numbers) and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s)
in which it is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2008-116-TD
Certificate Number: 773
Parcel Number: 19-2N-25-
0000-0148-0000
Year of Issuance: 2006
Description of Property:
IN DB 228 PG 5 CO REC
Assessed To:
ANNIE M MADISON
All of the above property is
located In Nassau County in
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
Shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL on the 27th day of January,
2009, between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy Is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT
BY: KAREN J. LOCKETT,
DEPUTY CLERK
Individuals'with disabilities
needing a. reasonable ac-:
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the RECORDING DEPART-
MENT no later than severin(7)
days prior to the proceeding
at the NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX. If notice'to the
individual of a deposition.
court date, subpoena, etc., Iis
less than seven (7) days, then
the Individual should contact
the RECORDING DEPARTMENT
as soon as'possible after re-
ceiving that notice.Telephone:
904-548-4604 or 1-800-956-3496
If hearing impaired, 1-800-955-
8770. (v), via Florida Relay
Service,
4t 12-24-31;01-07-14-2008
7159

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR DUVAL COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 08-CA-007488
Division CV-B
SUNTRUST BANK, a Georgia
banking corporation,
Plaintiff.
vs.
WATSON CUSTOM HOME
BUILDERS, INC., a Florida cor-
Sporation, f/k/a Watson Home
Builders, Inc., a Florida corpo-
ration; JAMES D.WATSON, an
Individual: JOHN B. TOWERS,
an individual: WILLIAM B.
TOWERS, JR., an individual;
MEADOWFIELD OF JACK-
SONVILLE. INC., a Florida cor-
poration: LIGHTING EMPORI-
UM, INC., a Florida
corporation: MANZIE &
DRAKE LAND SURVEYING, a
professional surveying com-
pany: MICHAEL A. MANZIE.
an Individual: HERON ISLES
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida not-for-profit corpo-
ration; GLEN EAGLE HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF
JACKSONVILLE. INC., formerly
known as Glen Eagle
Homeowners Association.
Inc., a Florida not-for-profit
,corporation, and LUMBER
CREEK HOMEOWNERS'ASSO-
CIATION, INC.. a'Florlda not-


for-profit corporation.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that, pursuant to the Final
Summary Judgment entered
In the above-captioned
action. I will sell the property
listed below, which Is situated
In Duval County and Nassau
County. Florida:
EXHIBIT "A'
PARCEL ONE:
Lot 59, 61,68. 70, 76, 78, 79.
80, 83, 86, 87. 88, 94, 95, 97, 98,
105,106,108,109,111.112,114,
125,126,186,187,188.189,190,
193.194,195,196,197.205,207,
208,209,210.218.219,220,223,
224,225,235,236 238,239,245,
246. 253, 254, of HERON ISLES
PHASE ONE REPLAT, according
to the Plat thereof as record-
ed in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 152-
155. of the Public Records of
Nassau County, Florida.
PARCEL TWO:
Lot 109, of LUMBER CREEK
PHASE ONE. according to the
Plat thereof as recorded In Plat
Book 7, Page(s) 295-299, of the
Public Records of Nassau
'County, Florida. .
PARCEL THREE:
Lots 163 and 194, GLEN
EAGLE UNIT FOUR, according.
to the Plat thereof as record-
ed in Plat Book 55, Page(s) 42-
45. of the Public Records of
Duval County, Florida.
to the highest bidder, for cash,.
on Jan. 15,2009, at 11:00 a.m..
on Duval County's Public
Auction website:
www.duval.realforeclosure.co
m In accordance with
Chapter 45. Florida Statutes.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this court on'Dec. 10.
2008.
JIM FULLER
Clerk of the Court. Duval
County
By: Vaughn Sharpe
Deputy Clerk
2t 12-24-31-2008
7168

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 08-CP-215
Division: B
1N RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM ARNOLD WILKES,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admInistration of the'.
Estate of William Arnold Wilkes,
deceased, whose date of
Death was November 9,2008;
File Number 08-CP-215, Is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Nassau County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which Is Nassau County
SJudicial Annex 76347 Veterans
Way, Yulee, Florida 32097. The
name and address of the per-
sonal representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All credltors'of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom
a copy of this notice is
required to be served, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBUCATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF


THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice Is: December 24.
2008.
Lee F. Mercier, Esq.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 201251
Dale. Bald, Showdater, Mercier
& Green, PA.
200 West F.:. .,ir, . nr.-i -r i ;i
1100
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 355-1155
Sheila D.Wilkes
Personal Representative
43002 Kids Coach Lane:
Callahan, Florida 32011
2t 12-24-31-2008
7164

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 08-222-CP
Division: B
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CATHERINE MARIE BOYLE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Catherine Marie
Boyle, deceased, whose date
of death was November 2.
2008. is pending in the Circuit
Court for Nassau County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 76347
Veterans Way, Yulee, FL 32097.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against'
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or dermands'against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
.THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
.(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice Is December 24,
2008.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
A. Jeffrey Tomassetti, Esq.
Attorney for Elleen Boyle
Weltzel
Florida Bar No. 513260
406 Ash St.
Fernandlna, FL 32034
Telephone: (904) 261-1833
Fax: (904) 261-8023
SPersonal Representative:
Elleen Boyle Weltzel
1793 Heather St.
Fernandina Beach, Florida
32034
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LEGAL NOTICES


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA-
000604
DIVISION: A
WELLS FARGO BANK NA.
Plaintiff,
vs
JENNY L.TERPENNING, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JENNY L.TERPENNING
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
820 Paradise Lane
Atlantic Beach, Fl 322330000
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
.ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD ORAUVE.
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES. HEIRS.
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:'
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following prop-
erty in NASSAU County. Florida:
BUILDING UNIT NUMBER 1,
AND AN UNDIVIDED SHARE IN
THOSE COMMON ELEMENTS
APPURTENANT THEREOF AS
SPECIFIED. DESCRIBED IN AND
SUBJECT TO THE COVENANTS.
CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS,
TERMS AND OTHER PROVI-
SIONS OF THAT DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM FOR FOR-
EST RIDGE VILLAGE CONDO-
MINIUM, RECORDED IN THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY FLORIDA. IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 380, PAGES
237-305, AS AMENDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK 384,
PAGES 571-754; OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 390. PAGES
112-115: OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 392. PAGES 695-697:
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 398.
PAGES 380-383: OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 398, PAGES
385-388: OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 402. PAGE 606; AND
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 402,
PAGE 611: AND ANY FUTURE
AMENDMENTS THERETO.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, PL.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 911? Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634. and file the orig-
inal with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded In the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for two
consecutive weeks in the
Fernandina Beach News
Leader.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 11th
day of December, 2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Court "
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
RL.
RO. Box 25018 .
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
BANKAMERICA2-CONV-B-
lcurry-F08076831
Americans with Disabilities
Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance please contact the
circuit court at (904) 321-5709,
2t 12-17-24-2008
7154

NOTICE OF PUBUC SALE
Notice is hereby given that
on 01/05/2009 at 9:00 A.M. Or
Later at U-Store-It #323, 1678 S
8th STREET, in the city of FER-
NANDINA BEACH, state of FL
the undersigned. U-Store-It
#323 will sell at Public Sale by
competitive bidding, the per-
sonal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned
by:
Space # P1211
Dale Edward Harris
Aka Dale Harris
Household
Space # C20
Nicholas E. Miller
Household
Space # P1107
Willys Henrique De-assis
Aka Willys H Assls
Household
2t 12-17-24-2008
7149

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA-
000712
DIVISION: A
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
INEZ HELEN CRAVEN, AS AN
HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF JACK
WALTER CRAVEN JR..
DECEASED, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES. GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST JACK WALTER
CRAVEN JR. DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
.UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR AUVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS.
DEVISEES. GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following prop-
erty in NASSAU County Florida:
TRACT 4, BLOCK 2, OF YULEE
WOODS SECTION 2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE(S) 83-84, OF THE PUBUC
RECORDS OF NASSAU COUN-
TY. FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON AS
A FIXTURE AND APPURTE
NANCE THERETO VIN #'S
JACFL23394A/B AND TITLE #'S
86112107 AND 8611218E
'(RETIRED MOBILE)
has been filed against you anc
you are required to serve c
copy of your written defenses


within 30 days after the first
publication. if any. on Florida
Default Law Group. PL..
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive. Suite 300. Tampa,
Florida 33634. and file the orig-
inal with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately there-
after: otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for two
consecutive weeks in the
Fernandina Beach News
Leader.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 11th
day of December, 2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-
ejayska-F08092447
Americans with Disabilities
Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding.
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance please contact the
circuit court at (904) 321-5709.
2t 12-17-24-2008
7155

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR NASSAU.
COUNTY
CASE NO. 45-2008-CA-
000487-AXXX-YX
Flagstar Bank, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff.
vs.
KENNETH BOND. et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KENNETH BOND
Whose residence Is: 37137
SOUTHERN GLEN WAY,
HILLIARD, FL 32046 & 54405
MARLEE ROAD, CALLAHAN. FL
32011
TO: JUDY BOND
Whose residence is: 37137
SOUTHERN GLEN WAY,
HILLIARD, FL 32046 & 54405
MARLEE ROAD, CALLAHAN, FL
32011
If alive, and If dead. all parties
claiming Interest by, through,
under or against KENNETH
BOND; JUDY BOND and all
parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or Interest
in the property described
herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 11, SOUTHERN GLEN,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 388 AND
389. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF NASSAU COUNTY. FLORIDA.
a/k/a 37137 SOUTHERN GLEN'.
WAY HILLIARD, FL 32046
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
coy of your written defenses, If
any, to it, on Nwabufo
Umunna, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address Is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300. Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33312 with-
in 30 days after the first publi-
cation of this notice, and file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
on Plantiff:seatteey..lacimme-,
dlotely thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded In the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 11 th day
of December, 2008.
John A. Crawford
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to partici-
pate In this proceeding should.
no later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordinator
at 9046302564, 330 E BAY ST,
JACKSONVILLE. FL 32202. If
hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) 8009558771 via Florida
Relay System.
2t 12-17-24-2008
7156

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-CA-628
WILUAM F.SHEFFIELD: and
HERBERT TOMUNSON and
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A...as
co-trustees under that cer-
tain Trust Agreement dated
May 29,1990, wherein JOHN
W.LEE is Settlor and pursuant
to which Wachovia Bank,
N.A. and Herbert Torlinson
are the duly serving trustees,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
VIRGIL E. BAITY and WANDA F.
BAITY, Husband and Wife,
Defendants..
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that, pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment entered In the
abpve-styled action In the
Circuit Court of Nassau
County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Nassau
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 27, SPRING HILL UNIT
FIVE, ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 85 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA ...
at public, to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
West door of at the front door
of the Nassau County
Courthouse, located at 76347
Veterans Way, Yulee. Florida
32097, at 11:30 a.m. on the 5th
day of January, 2009.
DATED this 9th day of Dec.,
2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ C. Easterwood
Deputy Clerk
2t 12-17-24-2008
7151

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that JOHN A ROGERS. the
holder of the following certifi-
cate(s) has filed said certifi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certificate
numbers) and year of


Issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s)
in which it is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2008-111-TD
Certificate Number: 1864
Parcel Number: 00-00-30-
S 010D-0005-0030
S Year of Issuance: 2006
Description of Property:
BLOCK 5 LOT 3 IN OR
1153/227 AMERICAN BEACH
S 3 SECT #2 PB4/1
S Assessed To:
- JOHNNY GAFFNEY, SONJA
S GAFFNEY, JOHNNY GAFFNEY,
S SONJA GAFFNEY
S All ofthe above property Is
located in Nassau County. In
S the State of Florida.
S Unless such certificates)
s shall be redeemed according


to law, the property described
in such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY. YULEE,
FL on the 6th day of January,
2009, between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT
BY: CHERYL SALMON, DEPUTY
CLERK
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the RECORDING DEPART-
MENT no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding
at the NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX. If notice to the
Individual of a deposition,
court date, subpoena, etc., is
less than seven (7) days, then
the individual should contact
the RECORDING DEPARTMENT
as soon as possible ofter re-
ceiving that notice.Telephone:
904-548-4604 or 1-800-956-3496
if hearing impaired. 1-800-955-
8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that JOHN A ROGERS, the
holder of the following certifi-
cate(s) has filed said certifi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be
issued thereon.The certificate
numbers) and year of
Issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s)
In which It is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2008-110-TD
Certificate Number: 992
Parcel Number: 02-3N-26-
0000-0001-0030
Yeat of Issuance: 2006
Description of Property:
PT OF OR 181/489 EX 1-11
Assessed To:
CASES INC.
All of the above property is"
located in Nassau County, in
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
In such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at'the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL on the 6th day of January,
2009, between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT
BY: KAREN J. LOCKETT,
DEPUTY CLERK
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the RECORDING DEPART-
MENT no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding
at the NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX. If notice to the
individual of a deposition,
court date, subpoena, etc., is
less than seven (7) days, then
the individual should contact
the RECORDING DEPARTMENT
as soon as possible after re-
ceiving that notice.Telephone:
904-548-4604 or 1-800-956-3496
If hearing Impaired, 1-800-955-
8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service.
4t 12-03-10-17-24-2008
7106

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 08-DR-877
Division: B
Maria Isals
Petitioner
and
Jorge Isals
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS-
SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Jorge A. Isais
Respondent's last known
address: 87028 Ripling Drive,
Yulee. FL 32097
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Maria
Isals, whose address is 87028
Ripling Drive,Yu[ee, FL 32097, on
or before 01/02/09. and ile the
original with the clerk of this
Court at 76347 Veterans Way,
Yulee, Florida 32097, before
service on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
Copies of all court docu-
ments In this case. including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme'
Court Approved. Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to
the address on record ar the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of doc-
uments and. Information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: 24 Nov., 2008
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Arlelle Wilson
Deputy Clerk
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7111

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that JOHN A ROGERS. the
holder of the following certifi-
cate(s) has filed said certifi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
numbers) and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s)
in which it Is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2008-109-TD
Certificate Number: 903
Parcel Number: 51-2N-25-


4170-0009-0000
Year of Issuance: 2006
Description of Property:
LOT 9 (EX R/W OR 909/1233)
PT OR 237/539 & OR 443/539
J P PAGE SUB PB 3/20
Assessed To:
MYRA GAIL HOWELL, MYRA L
HOWELL
All of the above property is
located in Nassau County, in
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,


FL, on the 6th day of January,
2009, between the hours of
11:00 a m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT
BY: KAREN J. LOCKETT.
DEPUTY CLERK
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the RECORDING DEPART-
MENT no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding
at the NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX. If notice to the
individual of a deposition,
court date, subpoena, etc., is
less than seven (7) days, then
the individual should contact
the RECORDING DEPARTMENT
as soon as possible after re-
ceiving that notice. Telephone:
904-548-4604 or 1-800-956-3496
if hearing impaired, 1-800-955-
8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service.
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7107

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY, .
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-CA-122
WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE
LLC, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
MARK D. DAVIS; KAREN E.
DAVIS: JOHN DOE: JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and
Order Resetting Foreclosure
Sale dated the 9th day of
December. 2008, and entered
in Case No. 07-CA-122, of the
Circuit Court of the 4TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
Nassau County. Florida, where-
in WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE
LLC, WITHOUT RECOURSE is the
SPlaintiff and MARK D. DAVIS;
KAREN E. DAVIS: JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
the AT 11:30 A.M. at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL.ANNEX.
76347 VETERANS WAY YULEE FL
32097 at the Nassau County
Courthouse, in YULEE, Florida, at
1.1:30 a.m, on the 9th day of
January, 2009. the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
EXHIBIT "A'
A part of the John Lowe
Grant, Section 42. Township 2
North, Range 27 East, Nassau
County, Florida and being
more particularly described
as follows:
Commencing at the inter-
section of the Southwesterly
right-of-way line of Old
Jacksonville-Yulee Road and
the Easterly right-of-way line
of U.S. Highway No. 17 (a 100
foot right-of-way), as shown on
Plat of Yulee Farms, Unit One as
recorded in Plat Book 2, Page
37 of the Public Records of
said County; thence South 04
degrees 00 minutes West
along said Easterly right-of-
way line of U.S. Highway No. 17.
1502.65 feet; thence South 86
degrees 05 minutes East along
tne North right-or- ay line of a
40.0 foot proposed road, 700.0
feet to the-POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence continue South
86 degrees 05 minutes East
along said right-of-way line,
198.95 feet: thence North 22
degrees 56 minutes East along
the Northwesterly right-of-way
line of a 20.0 foot proposed
road, 343.90 feet: thence
South 84 degrees 06 minutes
West, 314.89 feet; thence
South 04 degrees 00 minutes
West. 271.48 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY OTHER THAN ,
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their dis-
abilities, need special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at 416
CENTER STREET, FERNANDINA
BEACH, FL 32034 or Telephone
Voice/TDD (904) 321-5700 not
later than five business days
prior to such proceeding.
Dated this 10th day of
Dec., 2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carla A.Colson
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
07-03512
21 12-17-24-2008
7150

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-432
DIVISION A
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN T. CONANT, IV, et al.
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 10,2008 and
entered in Case No. 2007-CA-
432 of the Circuit Court of the
FOURTH Judicial Circuit in and
for NASSAU County, Florida
wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION, is the Plaintiff and
JOHN T. CONANT, IV; TINA ANN
CONANT; TENANT #1 N/K/A
DARRELL NEW aie the
Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at NASSAU JUDICIAL


ANNEX. 76347 VETERAN'S WAY,
YULEE, FLORIDA at 11:30AM,
on the 9th day of January,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND BEING LOT
24, BLOCK 3, ACCORDING TO
PLAT OF NASSAU PLANTATION,
UNRECORDED AND BEING A
PART OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2.
SECTION 10. TOWNSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 25 EAST, NAS
SAU COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE, PARTICULARLY DE
SCRIBED AS:
COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 10: THENCE NORTH
89 DEGREES 35 MINUTES .16


SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION
10, 1321.73 FEET: THENCE CON-
TINUE ALONG THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION, NORTH 89
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 11 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 1159.61 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF PLANTATION
ROAD WEST, 1575 FEET TO AN
INTERSECTION WITH THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
OF SAID PLANTATION ROAD
SOUTH: THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 11 SEC-
ONDS EAST, ALONG THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
OF SAID PLANTATION ROAD
SOUTH. 600 FEET TO A POINT
FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE,'
NORTH 89 DEGREES 58 MIN-
UTES 11 SECONDS EAST, 150
FEET: THENCE NORTH. 0
DEGREES 07 MINUTES 44 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 291 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES
11 SECONDS WEST, 150 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST,
291 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. BEING SUBJECTTO
AN EASEMENT FOR DRAINAGE
AND UTILITIES OVER THE
NORTHERLY 10 FEET OF THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED:
TOGETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON, SERIAL NUMBERS
015087A & 015087B
A/KA/ 54133 SEAGULL DRIVE,
CALLAHAN, FL 32011
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale,
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on
December 10.2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07032911 TAYLOR-FHA-B-
rharnig
Americans with Disabilities
Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate In this proceeding.
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance please contact the
circuit court at (904) 321-5709.
2t 12-17-24-2008
7153

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that JOHN A' ROGERS, the
holder of the following certifi-
cate(s) has filed said certifi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be
issued thereon.The certificate
numbers) and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s)
in which it is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2008-112-TD
Certificate Number: 1680
Parcel Number: 43-3N-28-
0000-0017-0000
Year of Issuance: 2006
Description of Property:
PT OR 951/1269 EX 17-11 17-
12 & 17-14
Assessed To:
JOHN E MANSER, JOHN E
MANSER
All of the above property is
located in Nassau County, in
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL on the 6th day of January,
2009, between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy Is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT
BY: CHERYL SALMON, DEPUTY
CLERK
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the RECORDING DEPART-
MENT no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding
at the NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX. If notice to the
individual of a deposition,
court date, subpoena, etc., Is
less than seven (7) days, then
the individual should contact
the RECORDING DEPARTMENT
as soon as possible after re- .
ceving that notice. Telephone:
904-548-4604 or 1-800-956-3496
If hearing impaired, 1-800-955-
8770 (v). via Florida Relay
Service;
4t 12-03-10-17-24-2008
7108

INVITATION TO OBTAIN
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
The School Board of Nas-
sau County, Florida is request-
Ing proposals to obtain pro-
fessional architectural services
for the following projectss.
Emma Love Elementary:
Remodeling of existing Media
Center to one Skills Develop-
ment Lab, two Regular Re-
source Rooms, Teacher Plan-
. ning and Storage (3350/NSF).
Remodel Food'Preparation as
it relates to Heating. Ventilation
and Air Conditioning
(1600/NSF). New Construction
of Media Center (6320/NSF),
Art Lab (1250/NSF), Music
Classroom (1270/NSF), four
Primary Classrooms (4528/NSF).
And related Site Work.
Southslde Elementary: Re-
modeling existing Food Ser-
vice, including the addition of
Gang Bathrooms (4801/NSF).
New construction of a com-
. bination Dining Area, Chair.
Storage (4801/NSF), Multipur-
pose, Chair Storage
(2640/NSF), Stage (1890/NSF).
New construction of Music
Classroom (1270/NSF), Art Lab
(1250/NSF), Skills Development
Lab (1082/NSF), two ESE
Resource Rooms (1040/NSF).
And related Site Work.
All plans are intended to
be reused at some future date
in keeping with the provisions
of subsection 287.055, Florida
Statutes.


Architectural firms interest-
ed for consideration of this
project should express their
interest in writing to Kevin M.
Burnette. Director of Facilities.
The School Board of Nassau
County, 86334 Goodbread
Road,Yulee. Florida 32097.This
written information should con-
tain eight (8) bound copies of
the Standard Form 254, infor-
mation concerning previous
work experience on similar
projects, general information
concerning the architectural
firm, including capabilities,
adequacy and experience of
personnel, past record and
current workload of the Firm.
Project information pack-
ets may be picked up at the


Nassau County School District,
Facilities Department, 86334
Goodbread Road, Yulee, Fl.
32097.
Professional architectural
services will generally consist of
the furnishing of necessary
documents for planning and
construction of the proposed
project, educational specifi-
cations, competitive bidding
of the project, construction
contracts, supervision of the
project during construction
and submission of all required
documents to the Depart-
ment of Education for review
and approval. Procedures for
selecting Architectural/Engi-
neering Services will be in
compliance with School Board
policy 7.65 - Selecting
Professional Services .State
Requirements for Educational
Facilities, section 4.1 and
SFlorida Statutes 287.055.
The design firm selected for
the project shall obtain and
maintain insurance against
errors and omissions and pro-
fessional liability, in sufficient
amounts, to protect the
Nassau County School District
against any and all claims,
which may arise during the
term of this project,
SAll firms who wish to be
considered for this project
must have the requested infor-
mation In the office of Kevin
M. Burnette, no later than 12:00
Noon, January 8, 2009.
Requests received after this
date and time will not be con-
sidered.
Kevin M. Burnette
Director of Facilities
Nassau County School Board
3t 12-10-17-24-2008
7137

NOTICE'OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that JOHN A ROGERS, the
holder of the following certifi-
cate(s) has filed said certifl-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be
issued thereon.The certificate
numbers) and year of
issuance, the description of,
the property, and the name(s)
in which it is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2008-113-TD
Certificate Number: 705
Parcel Number: 37-1N-25-
299S-0006-0220
'Year of Issuance: 2006
Description-of Property:
BLOCK 6 LOT 22 IN OR 601
PG 708 SHEFFIELD VILLAGE PB
5/28 & 29
Assessed To:
JOE M SHELFER JR
All of the above property is
located in Nassau County. in
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL on the 13th day of Jahuary,
2009, between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT
BY: KAREN J LOCKETT, DEPUTY
CLERK
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact.the RECORDING DEPART-
MENT no iater than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding
at the NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX. If notice to the
individual of a deposition,
court date, subpoena, etc.. is
less than seven (7) days, then
the Individual should contact
the RECORDING DEPARTMENT
as soon as possible after re-
ceiving that notice. Telephone:
904-548-4604 or 1-800-956-3496
If hearing Impaired, 1-800-955-
8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service.
4t 12-10-17-24-31-2008
7134

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 45-2008-CA-
000718-AXXX-YX
DIVISION: A (Brian Davis)
JOHN CABELL an individual,
LORI CABELL an Individual.
his wife,
and ERIC S. KOLAR, an indi-
vidual.
Plaintiffs,
vs..
WILUAM KELLY,.an individual,
and ELIZABETH N. KELLY, an
individual, husband and wife.
and JOHN DOE. Unknown
Party in Possession, and as to
all the above, if alive and if
dead, their unknown spouse.
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and all other par-
ties claiming by, through.
'under or against them, and
WACHOVIA BANK, formerly
known as FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: WILLIAM KELLY. an Individ-
ual, and ELIZABETH N. KELLY, an
indlvlduals husband and wife,
last known address 557 Miner
Road, Yulee, Florida 32097
(Collectively, "Defendants"),
and as to all the above, If alive
and if dead, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devlsees,
grantees, creditors and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under or against
them.
. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
.action to quiet title to the fol-
lowing property In Nassau
County, Florida:
TRACT 40, BLOCK 7, YULEE
\WOODS SECTION TWO,
according to the Plat record-
ed In Plat Book 5, Page 83, as
recorded in the Public Records
of Nassau County Florida: said
land situate, lying and being In
Nassau County. Florida.
(the "Property-LOT 40")
TRACT 39. BLOCK.7, YULEE
WOODS SECTION TWO,
according to the Plat record-
ed in Plat Book 5, Page 83, as
recorded in the Public Records
of Nassau County, Florida: said
land situate, lying and being in
Nassau County. Florida.
(the "Property-LOT 39")
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defens-


es, if any, to It on Eric S. Kolar,
the Plaintiff's attorney, 3305
Atlantic Boulevard, Suite B,
Jacksonville. FL 32207. on or
before December 29. 2008,
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter, other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
DATED on December 2,
2008.
JOHN CRAWFORD, Clerk of
the Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazwdrth
As Deputy Clerk
4t 12-10-17-24-31-2008
7145


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 45-2008-CA- .
000265
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
PLAINTIFF.
VS.
TERRY L. SMITH: SHERRI L.
SMITH: ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN T BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS: MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC.: JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated Dec.11,2008 entered in
Civil Case No. 45-2008-CA-
000265 of the Circuit Court of
the 4TH Judicial Circuit in and
for NASSAU County, YULEE,
Florida, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
NASSAU JUDICIAL ANNEX at
the NASSAU County Court-
house located at 76347 VET-
ERANS WAY In YULEE, Florida,
at 11:30 a.m. on the 8 day
January 2009, the following
described property as set forth
In said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT FOUR (4) - BLOCK "E" -
AMELIA ACRES - UNRECORD-
ED
A PORTION OF CASHEN LOT
EIGHTY-THREE (83), SECTION
FOUR (4), TOWNSHIP TWO (2)
NORTH, RANGE TWENTY-EIGHT
(28) EAST. NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
PLAT RECORDED IN THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF SAID COUN-
TY IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5:
SAID PORTION BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
FOR A POINT OF REFER-
ENCE COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SEC-
TION FOUR (4) AFOREMEN-
TIONED AND RUN SOUTH
EIGHTY-SIX (86) DEGREES, ZERO
(00) SECONDS WEST ALONG
THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID
SECTION A DISTANCE OF ONE
THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED
NINETY-TWO AND. SEVENTY
HUNDREDTHS (1992.70) FEET TO
A POINTWHERE SAID SOUTHER-
LY LINE IS INTERSECTED BY THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE
OF AMELIA ROAD, (A FIFTY
(50.0) FOOT RIGHT OF WAY):
RUN THENCE NORTH EIGHTEEN
(18) DEGREES. FORTY-FIVE (45)
MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF
TWO HUNDRED SEVENTEEN
AND FIFTEEN HUNDREDTHS
(217.15) FEET TO A POINT
WHERE SAID EASTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY UNE OF AMELIA ROAD
IS INTERSECTED BY THE NORTH-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
CURRENT DRIVE (A SIXTY (60.0)
FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); RUN
THENCE NORTH EIGHTY-SIX (86)
DEGREES. ZERO (00) MINUTES..
EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF
EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE
(875.0) FEET: RUN THENCE
NORTH FOUR (04) DEGREES,
ZERO (00) MINUTES WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF ONE HUNDRED
EIGHT AND FIFTY-ONE HUN-
DREDTHS (108.51) FEET: RUN
THENCE NORTH EIGHTEEN (18)
DEGREES. FORTY-FIVE (45) MIN-
UTES WEST A DISTANCE OF
SIXTY-FOUR AND SEVENTY-FOUR
HUNDREDTHS (64.74) FEET TO'
AN IRON PIPE FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
FROM THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING THUS DESCRIBED CON-
TINUE NORTH EIGHTEEN (18)
DEGREES. FORTY-FIVE (45) MIN-
UTES WEST A DISTANCE OF
EIGHTY-THREE AND FIFTY HUN-
DREDTHS (83.50) FEET TO.AN
IRON PIPE: RUN THENCE SOUTH
EIGHTY-FIVE (85) DEGREES,
FORTY-FOUR (44) MINUTESTEN
(10) SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF ONE HUNDRED
FIFTY-FOUR AND NINETY-THREE
HUNDREDTHS (154.93) FEET TO
AN IRON PIPE SET ON THE EAST-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF -
SECOND AVENUE, (A SIXTY
(60.0) FOOT RIGHT OF WAY);:
RUN THENCE SOUTH EIGHTEEN
(18) DEGREES, FORTY-FIVE (45)
MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF EIGHTY-THREE (83.0)
FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; RUN
THENCE NORTH EIGHTY-FIVE
(85) DEGREES. FIFTY-FOUR (54)
MINUTES, FIFTY (50) SECONDS
EAST A DISTANCE OF ONE HUN-
DRED FIFTY-FIVE AND FIYE HUN-
DREDTHS (155.05) FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
Any person claiming an
interest In the surplus from the
sale, If any, other than the -
property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 12 day of
December, 2008. .
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By"/s/ Amanda Steam
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID
J. STERN, RA,, ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
.08-44719 (ALS)
IN ACCORDANCE WIT-H THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accom-
modation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the NASSAU County Court-
house at NONE, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) 6r 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA- .
000280
CITIBANK. N.A. TRUSTEE FOR
STRUCTURED ASSET MORT-
GAGE INVESTMENTS INC.,


BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST.
MORTGAGE PASS- THROUGH
CERTIFICATES 2006-6,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WELDON B. LEE A/K/A WEL-
DON B. LEE, SR; EQUITY
RESOURCES, INC.: BARBARA
O. LEE A/K/A BARBARA LINE
LEE: JOHN DOE: JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated the 11
day of December, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 45-2008-


CA-000280, of the Circuit Court
of the 4TH Judicial Circuit in
and for Nassau County Florida,
wherein CITIBANK, N.A.TRUSTEE
FOR STRUCTURED ASSET MORT-
GAGE INVESTMENTS INC., BEAR
STEARNS ALT-A TRUST, MORT-
GAGE PASS- THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES 2006-6 is the Plaintiff
and WELDON B. LEE A/K/A
WELDON B. LEE, SR: EQUITY
RESOURCES, INC.; BARBARA O.
LEE A/K/A BARBARA LINE LEE;
JOHN DOE: JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the AT 11:30
A.M. at the MAIN ENTRANCE
OF THE NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX, 76347 VETERANS
WAY, YULEE FL 32097 at the
Nassau County Courthouse, in
Yulee, Florida, at 11:30 a.m. on
the 8 day of January, 2009, the
following described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 65, TIMBER CREEK PLAN-
TATION PHASE ONE, ACCORD-
.ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGES 394 THROUGH 398,
INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF NASSAU COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their dis-
abilities, need special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at 416
CENTER STREET. FERNANDINA
BEACH, FL 32034 or Telephone
Voice/TDD (904) 321-5700 not
later than five business days
prior to such proceeding.
Dated this 12 day of
December, 2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Ste. 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-22626 .
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CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the City Commission of
the City of Fernandina Beach,
Florida, will hold a public hear-'
ing on TUESDAY, JANUARY 6,
2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the City
Commission Chambers, 204
Ash Street, Fernandina Beach,
Florida to review the following:
ORDINANCE NUMBER
2008-28
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF FERNANDINA BEACH,
FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER
30, ARTICLE II, LOTS, SECTION
30-44, ENTITLED DECORATIONS;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIUTY:
AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of-said proposed
Ordinance is available.at the
Office of the City Clerk or may-
be inspected by the public In
the office of the City Clerk, City
Hall, 204 Ash Street, Fernandino
Beach, Florida, between the
'hours of 8:00 A.M.- 5:00 RM.,
Monday through Friday. Inter-
ested parties may appear at
said hearing and be heard as
to the advisability of any ac-
tion, which may be considered
with respect to such ordi-
nance.
Interested parties may
appear at said hearing and
be heard as to the advisabili-
ty of any action, which may
.be considered. Any persons
with disabilities requiring
accommodations in order.to
participate in this program or
activity should contact 277-
7305,TTY 277-7399, (FY number
.for all City offices) or through
the Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8770 or 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) at least.24 hours in
advance to request such
accommodation.
IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO
APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE
BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEAR-
ING. S/HE WILL NEED TO
ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
. INGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND
EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
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7157

S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 08-CP-205
DIVISION: A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
OTTIS C.TESTON, JR.,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of OTTIS C.TESTON, JR.,
deceased, File Number 08-CP -..
205, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Nassau County.
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Nassau'
County Courthouse, 76347
Veterans'Way, Suite 456. Yulee,.
Florida 32097.The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's are set forth
below,
ALL CREDITORS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claimsor demands against.
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS-AFTER
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first
Publication of this Notice is
December 24.2008.
Attorney for the Personal
Representative:
KATHRYN KNEE. Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 849571
KATHRYN KNEE. PA.
1027 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 491-1781
Personal Representative:
JOHN H. HEARD
1305 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach,FL 32034
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