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Yes, it was a good
week for holiday visi-
tors to Amelia Island
- beach weather all
week. Nice tempera-
tures and clear skies
brought out beachgo-
ers for all sorts of
activities. It was pic-
ture-postcard per-

Sewer pla
News Leader
If approved by city commission-
ers Tuesday, the city will have some
major improvements to its wastewater
treatment plant and, according to
Utilities Director John Mandrick,
sewer rates will not increase.
A purchase for aerators, clarifier
and submerged turbine mixers for
about $300,000 was approved at a

nt expansion
Dec. 16 meeting, but the construc- when the presto
tion of a special tank for $1.5 million Mandrick a
was postponed because that purchase will save over
needed a 14-day advance notice to much of the wo
the public. Projected cost for the utility workers
entire wastewater expansion project, tracted out.
which may be done by the end of Mandrick s
2009, is about $2.6 million, that the expans
Mandrick said sewer rates will not the size of the
go up for the sizable project because capacity by 1.
money has already been collected
from impact fees since the 1990s, SEWER (


ent plant was built.
ilso said that the city
S$9 million because
irk will be done by city
instead of being con-
said after the meeting
;ion project will double
Plant, increasing its
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Taxable sales

off millions

Effect called slight on

city, county governments

News Leader
Taxable sales in Nassau County
were off nearly $22 million in
September and October compared to
last year, according to figures from
the Florida Department of Revenue.
However, the fall-off has not signifi-
cantly affected the county's revenue
stream, according to Administrative
Services Director Ted Selby.
According to city of Fernandina
Beach Finance Director Patti Clifford,
there has been an across-the-board
decrease in sales tax revenue that has
affected the city's budget projections
for fiscal year 2008-9.
Those revenues go into the city's
general fund, but the city "will be mak-

ing it up in other places," she said.
The total decrease in the city's pro-
jected revenues is $227,010, said
Clifford, including a decline in the
small county surtax, which is one cent
of the sales tax. The city's share of
the county gas tax, which was bud-
geted at $336,000, has decreased to a
projected $183,273.
Selby said the 1-cent sales tax rev-
enue collected by the county dropped
in September and October - but not as
precipitously as total taxable revenue.
Taxable revenue in September fell
from $67.9 million a year earlier to
$57.7 million, about 15 percent, and
from about $64 million to $52.6 million,
about 18 percent, between October
SALES Continued on 3A

News Leader
Nassau County has requested near-
ly $280 million in federal funding for
infrastructure projects. County offi-
cials hope to take advantage of
President-elect Barack Obama's plan
to invest billions in public works proj-
At the direction of the Nassau
County Commission, County
Coordinator Ed Sealover identified
more than 20 projects that were "shov-
el-ready" - one of the key criteria for
receiving federal funds. Another,
Sealover told the commission Dec. 22,

News Leader

The Nassau County Planning and
Zoning Board will have two new mem-
bers and two reappointments when
new terms begin this month. The
Nassau County Commission made the
one new appointment and two reap-
pointments last month.
Commissioner Danny Leeper reap-
pointed developer Dennis Jasinsky as
the District 1 at-large member.
Jasinsky, president of Southern
Plantations of Florida, LLC, has served
since April. Jasinsky was a midterm
replacement for former board mem-
ber Richard Cinquina, who left due to
professional obligations.
"(Jasinsky) has indicated to me that
he's willing to continue to serve,"
Leeper said.
Commissioner Mike Boyle asked
to make his appointment for District 2
after the first of the year. The district is

is that proposed projects get dollars
into the community. "One of the cri-
teria here is jobs: would it put people
to work?" he said.
Sealover said the largest part of
the county's funding request is aimed
at road improvement. "Right now we're
looking at about $250 million in roads
and bridges," he said Tuesday. "The
largest of that is $233 million related to
Another sizable chunk of the coun-
ty's funding request is directed to the
sheriff's office. Should the request be
approved, $23.1 million would be spent
COUNTY Continued on 3A

currently represented by architectur-
al designer Marjorie Weibe-Reed of
Fernandina Beach, who has served on
the Planning and Zoning Board since
Boyle did not ask for Weibe-Reed's
term to be extended until a replace-
ment is found. "I just think we need to
see some new faces," he said.
Commissioner StacyJohnson reap-
pointed bed-and-breakfast owner
Jeanne Scott as the District 3 at-large
member. Scott has served on the board
since 2003.
Commissioner Walter Boatright
appointed Yulee hardware dealer
Walter Scott Murray at the District 5 at-
large member. "I've known him since
1964 or '65, and I can attest to the kind
of character he has," Boatright said.
Murray will replace Patsy Quaile of
Callahan, who has served on the
Planning and Zoning Board since

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ways to help your overweight teen

For the News Leader

On paper, the statistics
are shocking
enough: the obesity
rate for teens has
tripled over the past 25 years
and with this increase in aver-
age weight, type 2 diabetes,
once unknown in young peo-
ple, is now diagnosed in 45
percent of all new cases
involving children or teens.
Medical experts fear that
high blood pressure and heart
disease could become increas-
ingly prevalent among young
adults, making this generation
of teens the first to have
potentially poorer health and
shorter life spans than their
Seeing a young person you
love struggle with overweight
or obesity in the sensitive pre-
teen or teen years is painful,
frustrating and alarming -
from watching them deal with
cruel remarks to seeing them
on the sidelines in sports or
social events or knowing that
they face significant health
risks even in young adult-
hood. Maybe you've nagged
or dropped hints or taken
your child for medical help or
sent him or her to weight loss
camps - all to no avail.
Doctor Kathy McCoy,

author of
S The Teen-
age Body
how you
can help
your teen
lose weight and feel better!
1. Put the emphasis on
good health, not weight, and
make it a goal for the whole
family. Teens hate being sin-
gled out and criticized.
Approaching this from a
"YOU need to lose weight!"
point of view will guarantee a
battle of the wills. Instead, ask
for your teen's help in making
an action plan to promote bet-
ter family eating and exercise
2. Have real family meals at
least once a day and encour-
age your teen to eat what the
family eats. Frantic family
schedules have equaled fast
food or processed, prepared
food dinners - and expanding
waistlines! With real, home-
cooked meals, you can better
control calories, fats, sugars,
sodium and other nutritional
3. Look at and discuss all of
your less than ideal eating
behaviors. Maybe your teen
craves junk food when she's
bored and watching TV.

Maybe you dive into high
calorie comfort food when
you're angry or frustrated.
Pay attention to the difference
between physical and emo-
tional hunger. Discuss all this
with your family - and come
up with ways to comfort or
reward yourselves that have
nothing to do with food.
4. Make it convenient for
everyone in the family to eat
breakfast. Advance planning
can help: fresh fruit and
yogurt in the fridge, whole
grain bread and cereals in the
pantry, and encouraging all to
get up and get going early
enough in the morning to
grab a bite. Those who don't
eat breakfast tend to overeat
during the rest of the day,
especially in the evening
5. Get your family moving!
Trying to motivate an over-
weight teen to go to the gym
can be frustrating and non-
productive. Schedule exercise
into your family routine: a
family walk or bike ride after
dinner doesn't have to cut into
homework or leisure time too
dramatically - and the exer-
cise is good for everyone.
6. Become smart, skeptical
consumers: There are no
weight loss miracles. Help
your teen to avoid quick fixes.
The weight didn't come on

overnight and it can't be lost -
for good - overnight. The goal
should be health improve-
ment with a slow, steady
weight loss of no more than
two pounds a week. The loss
can add up to more than 100
pounds in a year - and weight
lost slowly as one changes
one's eating and exercise
habits is likely to stay off.
7. Make a vow - together -
to enjoy a full and healthy life
now. You don't have to wait
until you or your teen is slim
to do this. With good health
as your top family priority, you
can feel better starting today.
Good nutrition, regular exer-
cise and the feeling that
"we're all in this together" can
make a positive difference for
everyone in your family!
Award-winning writer and
author of The Teenage Body
Book, Dr Kathy McCoy is a
teen psychology and health
expert who has appeared as a
guest on such programs as The
Today Show and The Oprah
Winfrey Show. Winner of the
American Library Associations'
Best Book for Young Adults
Award, The Teenage Body
Book contains everything
teenagers and their parents
need to know about nutrition,
health, fitness, emotions, and


Jeanne Cooper
Mrs. Jeanne Cooper, age 78, beloved
wife of the late Richard Lee "Dick" Cooper,
of Amelia Island Plantation, passed away on
Monday morning, Dec. 29,2008 at Osprey
Village on Amelia Island.
Born in Lancaster, Ohio, to the late
Ernest and Eva Gatten Brown, she has
been a resident of Amelia Island since 1974.
In 1946 she met her
future husband, Dick
Cooper, whom she mar-
ried on April 29, 1950.
C After being married for
58 years, Mr. Cooper
passed away on Dec. 7 of
this year. An unassuming
lady, full of class and dig-
nity, Mrs. Cooper was the epitome of "the
woman beside the man." She was the sup-
port and shoulder that her husband need-
ed throughout his career that allowed him
to accomplish many business and person-
al goals. The three-week period following
his death was the only time that they had
been apart; now they are reunited.
Her quick wit and great sense of humor
earned her the name "The Queen" by her
Angel Watch caregivers. A woman that
loved unconditionally, she had the natural
ability to make a friend, be a friend and
make everyone feel special. Mrs. Cooper
shared in her husband's charitable and phil-
anthropic endeavors as well as being very
involved with "Shoes for Kids" and "Meals
on Wheels." She was an avid player of "Mah
Jongg" and was a member of the Amelia
Island Plantation Ladies Association.
She leaves behind, their son, Rick
Cooper and his wife, Suzanne, Cleveland,
Ohio, their daughter, Diane Cooper Miller
and her husband, Craig, Amelia Island
Plantation, her sister, Martha Leach and
her husband, Bob, Lancaster, Ohio/Palm
Coast, a brother-in-law, Gary Cooper and his
wife, Ruth, Columbus, Ohio, four grand-
children, Jessica Sloan and her husband,
Bob, Pittsburgh, Pa., Benjamin Cooper,
Cleveland, Ohio, Shane Murton and his
wife, Nicole, Jacksonville, and Zachary

Cooper, Bloomington, Ind., three great-
grandchildren, Madison Sloan, Robbie
Sloan and Jackson Murton, and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on
Saturday at a place she loved, Amelia Island
Plantation's Walker's Landing, with
Chaplain Jim Tippins officiating.
Mrs. Cooper will be laid to rest on
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 beside her husband
in Lakewood Park Cemetery, Cleveland,
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made in her memory to
Micah's Place, PO. Box 16287, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors

Margaret Mary"Peg" Murphy
Margaret Mary "Peg" Murphy passed
into spirit on Dec. 21,2008 at Osprey Village
Assisted Living. She passed very peaceful-
ly and calmly with her son and daughter-in-
law by her side at her final breath.
She was born on July 22, 1930, in
Honolulu, Hawaii, daughter of Mary and
Capt. William Gerry, USN. After a Navy
childhood, she graduat-
ed from New Rochelle
College with a Psych
She met and married
S her husband, Donald, in
S 1952, living in Little Falls,
S-' ' " N.J., and Cocoa Beach,
and Rutherford and
Montgomery, N.J., and for her last four
years Amelia Island.
She raised four children whom she loved
dearly, through all the challenges of the
'60s and '70s. She was a cat lover who raised
and showed many Burmese cats around
the country. Her "honeybunches" will be
missed by all of us. She was a member of St.
Michael's Church. Her happy, friendly spir-
it will be missed by her family and friends.
Her husband of 52 years, Donald
Murphy Sr., passed away Dec. 28, 2006.

She is survived by her sons, Don of Amelia
Island, Bill of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island,
and Paul; daughter Kate of Princeton, NJ.;
and grandsons, Todd LaRosa, Kyle and
Christopher Murphy; brother, Matt Gorry
of Laguna Beach, Calif.; and sister Dorothy
of Kona, Hawaii.
A memorial will be held sometime in
the future. The family has requested that
donations be made to Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida, 96084 Victoria's Place,
Yulee, FL 32097, (904) 225-0411.
Condolences may be sent by e-mail to
Don Murphy at domehealingcenter@com-
cast.net or to Dome Healing Center, 5024
First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034. They will be forwarded to all
family members.

Daniel Osborn Jr.
Daniel Osborn Jr., 80, died after four
months' illness in Greensboro, N.C. He
was a longtime resident of Fernandina
Beach and Jacksonville. He served in the
U.S. Navy and was a World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley
Osborn; sons, Rick, David, Daniel Jay and
Mark Osborn; daughters,
Becky Thomas and
Teresa Bertone; several
grandchildren and great-
%Jl Daniel retired as plant
manager of ACD in
Fernandina Beach. After
retiring, he served the
Duval Sheriff's Department as a bailiff for
five years in the courthouse on Southside
Boulevard, Jacksonville. He was an active
member of the #38 Disabled American
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Daniel and Jessie Osborn, daughter Denice
Lynn Osborn, granddaughter Misty Dawn
Osborn and a brother, Jack Osborn.
A memorial service will be held at Bethel
Temple Assembly of God, 8380 Devoe St.,
Jacksonville, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.
McClure Funeral Service. Graham, NC.


Help quitting
One of the most broken
New Year's Resolutions is the
resolve to quit tobacco. If this
is in your list of things to do in
the New Year, Nassau County
Health Department Tobacco
Cessation Counselor Jennifer
Emmons can help you.
All over Nassau County
people have been quitting
with Emmons' help. The
NOW) and their free nicotine
replacement therapy (patches,
lozenges and gum) and cessa-
tion groups greatly increase
your chances of quitting.
When a person tries to quit
tobacco alone, their success
rate is only about 5 percent.
Using nicotine replacement
therapy and having group sup-
port increases this number to
30 percent on the first try.
You do not have to be
tobacco free to join a group.

As a matter of fact, most peo-
ple are continuing to smoke
or use spit tobacco when they
join the group. Setting a quit
date and working up to that
date is part of the cessation
For information about
classes that are forming, call
Emmons at 548-1867.
Gun course
Gary Belson Associates
Inc. will hold a "Basic with
Defensive Tactics" gun
course on Jan. 3 at the Range
and Educational Training
Center in Nassau County. For
information, contact Belson at
491-8358, 476-2037 or e-mail
gbelson@bellsouth.net. Visit
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held Jan. 6 and
20 at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex, 76347

Veterans Way in Yulee. Ses-
sions begin at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volun-
teer 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 participate as an
attorney, see coordinator
Charles Grif-fin, who assigns
the positions. Volunteers need
to arrive between 5:30 and 6
For information call Griffin
at 548-4600.
Census jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau
is hiring workers to help with
the 2010 Census in Nassau
County. Tests for various posi-
tions will be held at
WorkSource at 96042 Lofton
Square (WinnDixie shopping
center) in Yulee on Jan. 7, 14
and 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
and on Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m.
For additional information
call 866-861-2010 or visit
Diabetes classes
The Nassau County Health
Department is offering a


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series of four, two-hour dia-
betes self-management educa-
tion 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
For questions or to regis-
ter contact Jen Nicholson,
RD, LD/N, Healthy
Communities Healthy
People program coordinator,
at 548-1853.
Dropout summit
The Florida Department of
Education encourages all
stakeholders to register for
and attend its statewide
Dropout Prevention Summit
on Jan. 12-13 at the Belleview
Biltmore Resort & Spa, 25
Belleview Blvd., Clearwater.
The summit will bring gov-
ernmental leaders, business
owners, child advocates,
school administrators, com-
munity-based organizations,
students and parents together
to develop workable solutions
and action plans that will
reduce the nation's high
school dropout rate and bet-
ter prepare students for col-
lege, work and life.
The summit is open to
For information, and to
register visit www.dropout-

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FRIDAY, January 2, 2009 NEWS News-Leader

'Transforming Energy," a
new one-hour documentary
that begins where Al Gore's
"An Inconvenient Truth" left
off, will be presented at the
Nassau Sierra Club's Jan. 7
general meeting for mem-
bers and the
S general pub-
meeting will
begin at 7
p.m. at the
Council on
Aging on
19th Street in Fernandina
'Transforming Energy is
the first film that looks at
alternative energy from the
perspective of people work-
ing now to solve the prob-
lems of globalwarming and
high-priced oil.
'Transforming Energy"
explores the difficulties and
challenges of the world and
work of activists and academ-
ics, engineers and entrepre-
neurs, including student
engineers building and
designing their own solar
For further information
about the meeting or film,
contact Bob Weintraub at

Transportation that
moves people and goods
safely and economically,
while efficiently maintaining
a high quality of life in
Northeast Florida will be the
topic for the Jan. 14 meeting
of the Amelia Island
Denise Bunnewith, execu-
tive director of the North
East Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO), former-
ly the First Coast
Metropolitan Planning
Organization, will be the
The meeting will be held

at the Fernandina Beach
Police Station Community
Room on Lime Street. The
meeting is free and open to
the public.
Federal law requires
every urbanized area with a
population of 50,000 or more
to have a TPO and under
Florida statutes TPO's are
responsible for planning and
development for transporta-
tion related air, noise and
water quality issues.
AIA's goals are to encour-
age effective and efficient
government, and to protect
and improve the quality of
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a continuing dialogue
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extends into the southern portions of Alabama, Georgia
and South Carolina.
It is comprised of limestone and dolomite, which thick-
ens from about 250 feet in Georgia to about 3,000 feet in
south Florida. The upper Floridan aquifer is the principal
source of water supply in most of North and Central
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day. There has been no major decline in water volume.
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Proposed county infrastructure projects for federal funding
* Resurface 30 roads: ..................... $6.6 million
SWiden/resurface County Road 108: ......... $2.8 million
SWiden Miner Road: ............... ... . $0.4 million
* Widen Blackrock Road: ................ $0.8 million
* Extend/improve Radio Avenue: ............ $1.8 million
* Construct William Burgess Blvd. extension: .. .$2.7 million
* Design/build four segments of
State Road AlA: ............... ..... . $233 million
* Make major repairs to 36 county bridges
and box culverts: .......... ... .. . . ...$1.6 million
* Install dewatering system: ............... . $0.6 million
* Complete improvements to
Nassau Utilities water plant: ............... $0.5 million
* Upgrade lift station: ............... . ... .. . $60,000
* Repairs to detention center: .............. $0.4 million
* Repairs to existing Sheriff's
Administrative Building: ................ $0.3 million
* Construct new Sheriff's Administrative
Building, 911 offices, vehicle maintenance
facility and fueling station: ............... $23.1 million
* Remodel four fire stations: .............. . $0.4 million
* Rebuild Fire Station 60: .. ............ . . . . $1.6 million
* Demolish 14th Street Annex and make site improvements
for Council on Aging facility: ............... $0.5 million
* Improve energy efficiency in several facilities: . $0.3 million
* Make improvements to three boat ramps, including
Americans with Disabilities Act compliance: .. $0.5 million
* Construct soccer concessions facility and
other improvements to Yulee Sports Complex: $0.3 million
* Rehabilitate six houses: ................. $0.37 million
* Purchase two 14-passenger vans for on-
demand and fixed-route transit system
managed by Council on Aging: ......... . $0.14 million
* Restore Thomas Creek: ................... $1 million
Estimated total: ..................... $279.77 million
(Source: Nassau County Coordinator's Office)

COUNTY Continued from 1A
on constructing a new admin-
istrative building, 911 offices, a
vehicle maintenance facility and
a fueling station.
Smaller amounts have been
requested for water treatment
improvements, the remodeling
or repair of fire stations, recre-
ation, mass transit, housing and
environmental projects.
The big question now,
Sealover said Tuesday, is when
and how the federal govern-
ment will distribute money to
fund Obama's proposal.
"They're still having this debate
over the stimulus itself at the

SALES Continuedfrom 1A
2007 and October 2008.
"... But the 1-cent sales tax
earned in September was down
only 8.6 percent from the prior
year, and earned in October is
down only 3.8 percent," Selby
Selby said he could not be
certain of the reason for the dis-
parity, but he believed the 1-
cent tax stayed relatively solid
because of how people spend
during an economic downturn.
"The 1-cent sales tax is only
applicable on the first $5,000,
so that would indicate to me
that it's only the big-ticket items
that are down," he said. "(The 1-
cent revenue) is not down near
as much as the total sales are
down, so that's the only logical
explanation I can think of."
However, people are still
buying essentials, which may
help keep the 1-cent sales tax -

federal level," he said. "Then
you have folks at the county
and municipal levels saying,
'Don't give the money to the
state, give it directly to us or
we might not get our fair share.'
Then the state says, 'Give it to
us and we'll parcel it out.' There
are a lot of moving parts to this
system.... They're talking about
so many billions for infrastruc-
ture, but I have not seen any-
thing talking about, 'Here's how
we're going to distribute it out
to the states and localities.' It's
going to be tricky for them
because they've got some com-
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and the county's revenues -
relatively steady.
"Almost all of our taxes are
at or near the budgeted num-
ber," Selby said. "For example,
our five-year average for the
month of September is 8.3 per-
cent of what we get (in a fiscal
year), we get in September.
But this year we already have
9.5 percent of what we budget-
Selby said the county will be
keeping a careful eye on its rev-
enue, but for the moment he is
not alarmed. "Compared to
what we'd budgeted, I don't
really see the need for action
at the present time," he said.
"Maybe when we get a couple
more months under our belt.
We'll be watching this carefully
the whole time, but there's only
two months posted so far."
Reporter Angela Daughtry
contributed to this story.

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FRIDAY, January 2, 2009 NEWS News-Leader

New car

s electric, but

will it zap the bugs?

News Leader
The Amelia Island Mosquito
Control District recently pur-
chased an electric vehicle for
use while inspecting and treat-
ing storm drains.
The vehicle, known as a
GEM car after manufacturer
Global Electric Motors, was
purchased to save taxpayers
some money, said Mosquito
Control District Operations
Manager M. Bruce Hyers.
"We're trying to save gas a lit-
tle bit - kind of going green, if
you will," he said. "... Every lit-
tle bit helps, and that's what
we're all striving for." The car
cost the district $10,000, and
was purchased through a
Florida Sheriff's Association
bidding process.
The car will be used to per-
form mosquito control func-
tions on Amelia Island, Little
Piney Island and in the Marsh
Lakes area - places normally
reached with a gasoline-pow-
ered pick-up truck. "It'll go
about 35 miles on a charge.
They'll use it for mosquito sur-
veillance and mosquito con-
trol," Hyers said. "We'll be
using it in the (Egans Creek)
Greenway. Our full-sized
truck makes ruts, and there are
some people who don't like
Hyers said the new GEM


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tion's new GEM car. The electric vehicle will be used for
mosquito control and surveillance activities that would
normally require the use of a gasoline-powered truck.

'We're kind ofgoing green, ifyou will.'

car might not be the last electric
vehicle the Mosquito Control
District purchases. "We're look-


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at the end of the fiscal year with
leftover funds - and maybe put
a spray machine on the back
of this one to spray adult mos-
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We just got it, and we're trying
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So far, Hyers said, the car
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are offering residents of
Virginia, Maryland and the
District of Columbia a chance
to "Vacation from Inaugura-
tion" Jan. 18-22.
The following accommoda-
tors are offering discounts for
DC area residents:
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offering 35 percent off two or
more night stays. Rates include
three-course, gourmet break-
fast and complimentary happy
hour each day. (800) 943-1604,
* Amelia Hotel at the
Beach is offering a 25 percent
discount on ocean view deluxe
rooms and balcony rooms. All
rates include hot continental
breakfast daily and compli-
mentary WiFi. (877) 263-5428,
* Amelia Island Plantation
is offering a 20 percent dis-
count on daily rates for all avail-
able room types, from ocean-
front hotel rooms to
three-bedroom villas, all with
high speed Internet access.
(866) 481-5057, www.aipfl. com
* Ash Street Inn is offer-
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dard rates. $99 room rate for
basic rooms and $169 rates for

upgraded rooms. (800) 277-
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* Days Inn & Suites is
offering 25 percent off the rate
of the day. (904) 277-2300,
* Hampton Inn, Amelia
Island is offering a discount-
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plus tax. (800) 426-7866,
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second night at half off on two-
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He's hooked on being a Big Brother

News Leader

Jake Posey started hearing
about Big Brothers/Big
Sisters when he was in col-
lege but never had the oppor-
tunity to become involved
until a few years ago when he
worked for a market research
"As I read the comments
from the surveys about how
rewarding being a Big was
and how much impact the
Bigs had on the Littles' lives, I
got hooked," said Posey.
After contacting the pro-
gram and going through
training, Posey was paired
with Brannon Dalton.
"Jake puts his heart into
everything he does," said Big
Brothers/Big Sisters Area
Director Erica Foster.
"Brannon knows that he
can always count on Jake to
be there when he needs him;
ready to listen, or just to
make him smile."
Posey has been volunteer-
ing with Big Brothers/Big
Sisters of Nassau County for a
year and a half now. He says
he does it because he gets to
be a kid again.
"I really look forward to
the weekends when
(Brannon) and I hang out. It
doesn't matter if we go fish-
ing, play in the park or even
look for shark teeth - we
always have fun."
It's not all play for the
brotherly team. Posey and
Dalton have volunteered with
Builders Care and Memorial
United Methodist Church.

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The two also plan to do beach
cleanup and walk dogs for
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"The match is now regu-
larly completing a community
service project and Brannon
has really learned to enjoy
them. Jake not only gives
back to the children of our
community, but the match is
now giving back to the entire
community," said Foster.
Originally from
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FRIDAY, January 2, 2009 NEWS News-Leader

Health, wellness profitable for business

For the News Leader

With increasing health care costs and sky-
rocketing insurance premiums, businesses are
well served in reevaluating the importance of
preventive and wellness-focused programs in
building a profitable future.
There are obvious costs to businesses when
employees are out sick such as sick time pay for
employees who are not actually "working," loss
of productivity and the possible need of replace-
ment or "temp" workers in critical positions.
However, the larger and more profoundly
expensive component of a less than healthy work-
force is seen in the long-term expenses incurred
by companies who receive "group" health insur-
ance quotes based on factors such as the average
cost of services provided to that group in terms
of prescriptions, doctor's appointments, emer-
gency room visits and surgical care.
Insurance companies base their premiums
related to group health coverage on what they
foresee as the overall or "average" risk that they
will have to pay out in medical services based on
age, sex and overall demographics of a particu-
lar company or group being quoted. With each
renewal period there comes another review of

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scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 28 at the Journey Church on Sadler
For more information on the program
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events and programs, Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of
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these same factors. Having sick or chronically ill
employees doesn't pay.
In August the New York Times published a
telling article on the significant number of
Americans (notably young and middle-aged
Americans) who have chronic diseases or dis-
abilities. It stated that "nearly 100 million
Americans have chronic diseases or disabilities,
and caring for them accounts for three-fourths of
the nation's health spending." These include,
among others, conditions such as heart disease,
arthritis, cancer, diabetes, ulcers, AIDS, birth
defects, schizophrenia and depression.

And while most people manage chronic con-
ditions within seemingly "normal lives,"
researchers found that chronically ill people are
more likely to be absent from work. The authors
of this study said our nation was "unprepared
for the growing burden that chronic conditions
would impose."
Researchers unveiled alarming statistics indi-
cating that "while 46 percent of Americans report-
ed chronic conditions in 1987, they accounted for
76 percent of the direct medical care costs; $272
billion out of a total of $358 billion."
This study also found that people with chron-
ic illness and disabilities accounted for "dispro-
portionately large shares of health care use;" 96
percent of home care visits, 83 percent of pre-
scription drugs use, 80 percent of days spent in
hospitals, 66 percent of doctor visits and 55 per-
cent of visits to emergency rooms.
Perhaps the most alarming evidence was the
fact that researchers found that 1 in 4 individuals
under age 18 has a chronic ailment. In fact,
researchers in this federal study stated that "One-
third of young adults age 18 to 44 and two-thirds
of middle-age adults 45-64 years old accounted for
60 percent of all non-institutionalized persons
with chronic conditions."
When trying to measure the indirect costs

that result from premature deaths and lost pro-
ductivity, they concluded that chronic conditions
I 1:' p... ;' multibillion-dollar burden on the econ-
omy" exceeding $230 billion a year.
When you consider the larger percentage of
chronically ill individuals who comprise our work-
force, it is easy to see how urgent the need is for
finding a way to reverse this trend.
Many chronic conditions are born out of poor
diets, lack of exercise and other unhealthy lifestyle
choices such as smoking, excessive drinking
and choices well within our control to change.
In an effort to bring the most updated infor-
mation on preventive, proactive approaches to
maintaining and restoring overall health and well-
being to our local community, the Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce
will host the First Annual Health and Wellness
Expo on Saturday, Feb. 28.
This event will incorporate a wide range of fit-
ness, nutritional and overall wellness topics and
demonstrations in celebration of our mission to
better the quality of life for all Nassau County res-
Lori Hoerl is director of events and programs for
the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce.

Say'Yes!' more in 2009

For the News Leader

There is a new movie with
Jim Carrey called "Yes Man".
It's based on the year-long
adventures of a bored British
radio producer and comedian
called DannyWallace. Achance
meeting with a stranger who
advised him to "say yes more"
turned Danny's life around.
I first heard about Danny
and his book Yes Man on an
NPR radio interview a few years
ago. Now there's a movie about
his life!
I've been saying "Yes!" to a
lot of new and exciting adven-
tures in the last couple of years,
and I'm planning on continuing.
How about you?
How would your life change
if you said "Yes!" more? Here
are 10 questions to help you get
ready to say "Yes!" more in your
1. What kinds of experiences
do you need to say "Yes!" to so
that your life starts shifting in
positive ways? Make a list.
Against each item write down a
feeling that you believe you
could enjoy if you said "Yes!" to
that experience: happy, exhila-
rated, ecstatic, good, joyful,
peaceful, etc.
2. How would you continue
feeling if you didn't say "Yes!"


more? Against
each item in
your list write
down the feel-
ings you
would have if
you didn't say
"Yes!" to that
Platel experience:
sad, disgusted,
numb, anxious, guilty, disap-
pointed, angry, depressed, etc.
3. Now look at your list more
closely, and pick 3 items that
you feel you can change pretty
quickly. Write a big green Yes!
near those items. Are you real-
ly ready to make these changes?
4. So you're ready with an
action plan for change. Great!
What is your action plan? Write
down the steps you need to
take, and the time frame in
which you will complete each
5. It would help to have a
team of people supporting you
in saying "Yes!" more. Who are
your team members? Make a
6. What kinds of help do you
need to manifest a particular
Yes! goal? Make a detailed task-
oriented list.
7. Which team member can
best help you manifest a specif-
ic Yes! goal? Match their
strengths with your needs, and

then write their name on your
list in big green letters near
each goal.
8. Just in case the person of
your choice is not able to assist
you, do you have a back-up per-
son for each item you need help
with? Write down the name of
the back-up person near the
9. You're almost ready.
Exciting, isn't it? Is there any
situation or person that you
need to say a resounding "No!"
to in order to have the time and
energy to enjoy the experiences
you want to say "Yes!" to? Make
a second list of what and who
they are, and write a big red No!
against each and every item.
10. Saying a big "No!" every
day to the items on your sec-
ond list will help you create
space in your life for all the won-
derful things you want and need
to say "Yes!" to. Are you ready
to say "Yes!" more? Look at your
first list again and put your first
item into action now!
0C ,, i, ...- .4l...'Pldtel is a life
and relationship coach who also
does voice movement therapy. She
will teach a six-week class,
"Saying Yes! More in 2009,"
beginningJan. 21. She will teach
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Jack and Diane's cafe. RSVP by
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Taichi, moving meditation,

goodfor mind and body

For theNews-Leader

If you are looking to do a
physical activity that marries
something good for body,
mind and spirit, then look no
further; tai chi is your answer.
Pronounced "tie chee," it is
a mind-body practice that orig-
inated in China as a martial
art. A person doing tai chi
moves their body slowly and
gently while breathing deeply
and meditating. Tai chi is
sometimes called "moving
Many practitioners believe
that tai chi helps the life force
flow throughout the body to
regulate a person's spiritual,
emotional, mental and physi-
cal health. In the United States,
Tai chi for improved health
purposes is a recognized part
of complementary and alter-
native medicine.
What is tai chi?
Tai chi chuan developed in
China in the 12th century AD.
as a martial art, or a practice
for fighting or self-defense,
usually without weapons. Over
time, people began to use tai
chi for health purposes as well.
Many different styles of tai chi,
and variations of each style,
developed. While accounts of
Tai chi's history often differ,
the most consistently impor-
tant figure is a Taoist monk
named Chang San-Feng.
Chang is said to have
observed five animals - tiger,
dragon, leopard, snake and
crane - and to have concluded
that the snake and the crane,
through their movements,

were the ones most able to
overcome strong, unyielding
Chang developed an initial
set of exercises that imitated
the movements of animals. He
also brought flexibility and sup-
pleness in place of strength to
the martial arts, as well as
some key philosophical con-
A person practicing tai chi
moves their body in a slow,
relaxed, and graceful series of
movements. The movements
make up what are called forms
(or routines). Some move-
ments are named for animals
or birds, such as "White Crane
spreads its wings." The sim-
plest style of tai chi uses 13
movements; more complex
styles can have dozens.
In tai chi, each movement
flows into the next. The entire
body is always in motion, with

tai chi, a
ed in

the movements performed
gently and at uniform speed. It
is considered important to
keep the body upright, espe-
cially the upper body - many
tai chi practitioners use the
image of a string that goes
from the top of the head into
the heavens - and to let the
body's weight sink to the soles
of the feet.
In addition to movement,
two other important elements
in tai chi are breathing and
meditation. In tai chi practice,
it is considered important to
concentrate, put aside dis-
tracting thoughts and breathe
in a deep, relaxed and focused
The most recognized ben-
efits include:
* Tai chi is a low-impact
form of exercise.
* It is a weight-bearing
exercise that can have certain
health benefits - for example,
to the bones.
* It is an aerobic exercise.
* Improved physical con-
dition, muscle strength, coor-
dination and flexibility.
* Better balance and a
lower risk for falls, especially in
elderly people.
* Easing pain and stiffness
- for example, from arthritis.
If you are considering tai
chi, learning from a teacher,
compared to learning it from
videos or books, allows a stu-
dent to find out whether they
are performing the move-
ments correctly and safely.
Club 14 Fitness offers tai chi
classes weekly at 7 p.m.
Wednesday. For more infor-
mation on tai chi, contact Sandi
Morelli at (904) 206-4414.


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But there's no place like home

Fewer Americans are relocating these days,
which has its upside.
The Pew Research Center has released a
new survey report: "American Mobility: Who
Moves? Who Stays Put? Where's Home?" The
report spotted an interesting trend: Only 13
percent of the population changed residences
in 2006 and 2007, the lowest figure since the
America has long been a mobile country.
The survey finds that 63 percent of Americans
have relocated at least once in their lives. Part
of the reason for our incredible success, our
current recession woes notwithstanding, is
that many Americans have been willing to go
where the opportunities are.
But here's a number that is equally telling:
Nearly 4 in 10 Americans have never left the
place in which they were born. Folks who stay
put have done so for one reason: to be near
family and the close connections within their
Which leads us to the most interesting find-
ing of the survey: More than 1 in 5 U.S.-born
Americans say the place where they currently
live is not, "in their heart," the place they real-
ly consider home.
I understand this sentiment well. I was
born and raised in Pittsburgh, land of colorful
characters and common sense. I had no idea
how connected I was to the place until I spent
nearly eight years in northern Virginia begin-
ning in 1998.
At first, I loved my new town. Townhouses,
S office buildings and strip malls popped up like


Tom Purcell

wildflowers there. Thousands
of people moved in from
every part of America and
the world to take advantage
of the growing economy. I
befriended interesting people
from all over.
But something was miss-
ing. I'd noticed, for instance,
a simple difference. When
walking down a sidewalk,
folks didn't often make eye
contact. People kept to them-
selves. This isn't how it is in
Pittsburgh - and many other
towns across the Midwest.

One Mother's Day when I returned to
Pittsburgh for a visit, a hurricane-like burst
touched down just blocks from my parents'
house. Large trees were toppled in a 10-block
area, blocking several roads.
Within minutes, people in their Sunday
best were getting soaked by the rain as they
directed traffic, helped clear the roadways and
kept others from getting near the downed
power lines.
This would never happen in the
Washington area.
Which makes me wonder: Is it because we
have gotten further away from our roots and
our hometowns that we've become less friend-
ly and civil - less concerned for our fellow
As we've moved to large, generic suburbs,
have we become more generic ourselves and

less like the colorful characters common in
places such as Pittsburgh? And as so many of
us no longer live in our "heart home," have we
begun to become more insular and self-cen-
It would appear to be so. It is the settled
neighborhoods of Pittsburgh that have kept
people connected. And it is the economic pros-
perity that has led millions to move to large,
transient metros in which we spend hours sit-
ting in traffic alone in our cars.
I am one of the lucky ones, though. I was
able to move back to Pittsburgh and reconnect
with many wonderful people. I live in an old,
settled neighborhood and walk to coffee shops
and pubs. I am on a first-name basis with my
postal carrier, the UPS guy, my mechanic and
dozens of other really wonderful people.
As the Pew researchers note, baby
boomers are less likely to relocate now that
they're getting older. The recession, too,
means fewer opportunities, which means
fewer Americans will relocate.
Though a less mobile America will have its
downsides, there is one upside at least:
Staying put will strengthen family and commu-
nity ties, and more folks will get to live in their
"heart home."
And there is no finer place to be when a
nasty storm passes through or your car breaks
Tom Purcell is a humor columnist nationally
syndicated exclusively by CagleCartoons newspa-
per syndicate.

Joy to the Children
Many thanks to all of the
people who helped make this
year's Joy to the Children cel-
ebration possible. From those
who shopped to those who
wrapped and to the many who
dedicated their Christmas
morning to helping at the
event. The day would never
be the same without our won-
derful volunteers.

Yacht Linens graciously
provided 180 stockings this
year for Joy's Christmas Day
celebration, all made by hand.
Volunteers and donations
are needed year round. For
more information on how you
can help spread the Joy call
491-6146. Thank you!
Antoinette D'Amico
Joy to the Children


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h),
477-7952 (cel), email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Mike H. Boyle, District 2-Amelia Island, Nassauville, 491-1908 (h),
753-1409 (cell), email: mboyle@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 261-1154 (h), 583-2746 (cell),
email: sjohnson@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-
3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email: bholloway@nassaucountyfl.com
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan, 879-2564 (h),
753-0141 (cell), email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com

City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Bruce Malcolm: 261-9062, email: bmalcolm@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor Ken Walker: 261-9875, email: kwalker@fbfl.org
Ron Sapp: 261-4534, email: rsapp@fbfl.org
Eric Childers: 261-0116, ericchilders.com,
email: echilders@fbfl.org
Susan Steger:261-4372, email: ssteger@fbfl.org

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Why not give
him a chance?
Some people are criticizing
local attorney/lobbyist Arthur
Jacobs because the city of
Fernandina Beach and Nassau
County are paying him to do
what he does better than most
anyone I know: use his politi-
cal contacts to achieve his objec-
tive. I don't know him that well,
but I do know that he has a rep-
utation for getting results, a rep-
utation developed over years of
getting to know the right people
to get things done. Whether you
like our system of lobbyists or
not, it is legal and it is our sys-
Before criticizing anyone
that you have employed to do a
job, I think you should give
them a chance. So I'm going to
watch with interest and observe
Mr. Jacobs at work, or at least
determine his effectiveness. He
told us that he thought he could
get the grant money we need to
upgrade the appearance of the
downtown post office (if he gets
the U.S. Postal Service to give
us the building) and perhaps
enough grant money to pur-
chase the old Baptist Church
as a cultural arts center for the
city and other needed funding
for Nassau county, possibly
including a new library in
Furthermore, he thinks the
he can obtain the grant money
necessary to fund the magnifi-
cent waterfront park area at our
downtown riverfront and mari-
na. If these federal grants are
obtained, we can do what we
need here without an increase
in taxes!
We're talking about millions
of dollars in federal grant
monies for three of our city's
major projects and other coun-
ty funding necessary for a fee
that actually becomes quite rea-
sonable in light of all these fed-
eral grants. Why not just give


Mr. Jacobs a chance to do what
he does and see what happens?
His fee plus expenses for mil-
lions of dollars in federal grant
monies? Sounds like a good
deal to me!
Jim Ewing
Fernandina Beach

Don't turn the page and
ignore it. This is real and it's
happening in Nassau County,
perhaps in your own backyard.
I watched the national

evening news report that high-
lighted the complete and utter
failure of a major government
program started in 2007 to slow
down or reduce foreclosures on
people's homes. After generally
describing the failure of the pro-
gram, one of the primary
lenders who volunteered con-
firmed that out of 400 cases,
their success rate was zero - 0
- for 400 families who now have
no home.
Why bring it up? I have three
friends/customers who are
turning in their keys to the bank

in the next two weeks. Why?
They have thick files with let-
ters, payment slips and records
of phone calls seeking help. As
we talked, it was impossible not
to feel their pain, humiliation
and sense of hopelessness.
Why do we keep hearing
about billions of dollars being
given to banks and big money
companies and turn around and
see that it is not getting through
to the people who need and
deserve it most?
Paul A. Barnes
Fernandina Beach

Do you feel it's

out of control?

If you have not been able
to break away from your
interest in the news, then I
am certain you are riding the
ups and downs of the geopo-
litical world we are now living
in. There was a time when
only my real estate clients
were actually experiencing
the turmoil. Now everyone is
feeling it; if not literally, at
least emotionally.
No matter how hard we
try, it is difficult to escape the
constant buzz of predictions
of Armageddon. Let's get one
thing straight: nobody really
knows what is going on out
there. It is far too complex for
anyone to really understand.
So here's a ,.,.. .-. . i, . -
stop trying to figure it out.
Stop trying to guess; focus on
what you know and what you
can control. Human beings,
whether in groups or as indi-
viduals, only need three
things to stay grounded and
1. A sense of significance
Surround yourself with
people that have your best
interest at heart. Do not toler-
ate those that will attempt to
drag you down with excessive
criticism or complaints.
2. A sense of belonging

yourself with
those that
help you feel
a part of
something. It
doesn't mat-
ter what it is,
just find
LIFE to belong. It
LESSONS works best
when you
feel that you
Mike Staver "belong" to a
group that is
supportive, encouraging and
3. An improved state of
During these times, be
sure to do something to
improve your state of being in
some small, incremental way.
It may be as simple as exer-
cise, eating healthier, etc. It
doesn't take much to give
yourself the impression that
you are back in control of
Mike Staver is a business
expert and psychologist in
Fernandina Beach whose work
includes motivational speaking
and coaching businesses. Log
on to www.thestavergroup.com
for more information.



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"Santa's Helpers," from left, JoAnne Helenbrook,
Shelia Muir, Butch Mankovich, Layla Shehata, Jill
Smith, Amy Petroy and, front, Caroline Carr were
among those who wrapped and filled stockings for Joy
to the Children. Below, "wrap day" was a flurry of
activity Dec. 20.





Dinner, praise service held in Callahan

On Nov. 25 in First Baptist Church,
Callahan, a bountiful Thanksgiving din-
ner was served. Worship followed in the
main auditorium. Their praise service is
one of the most meaningful experiences
of the year. Others were invited to join
them as they worshipped and fellow-
shipped and praised the Lord.
At noon on Thanksgiving Day, they
served dinner for migrant laborers who
live in Callahan. Several have attended
their services over the past few Sundays
and professed Christ as their savior.
They were hoping to serve 75-100 peo-
ple in the Family Life Center.
First Baptist Callahan's "Saints Alive"
Christmas party was held at the Holiday
Inn at Commonwealth on Dec. 4.
Singles ministry by Douglas Hodges,
Room C202, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; par-
enting class 'The Talk" for parents of
kids birth to 13 years old, Sundays at 5
p.m., Room A113; Reach Kidz Choir
Sunday at 5 p.m., educational building.
The annual Toyland Concert has
been a special time for eight years at
First Baptist Church in Fernandina
Beach and they collect toys for the
Marines Toys for Tots program.
Admission was a new unwrapped toy.
This is a fun evening that touches the
lives of so many.
Ruth Cox Circle met at the home of
Joyce Watson Dec. 11.
The Outreach will resume visitation

again Jan. 5 at 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church
family Christmas din-
ner was enjoyed Dec.
17. Everyone was
asked to take their
favorite dessert to
Interfaith Dinner
Network: "For I was
HILDA'S hungry and you gave
HEAR- me food; I was thirsty
ABOUTS and you gave me some-
thing to drink; I was a
stranger and you wel-
Hilda comed me." (Matt.
Higginbotham 25:35)
By the time this
newsletter is received,
First Presbyterian will have served over
100 homeless or needy people at the
Interfaith Dinner Network and 32 volun-
teers will have participated from our
church. This community ministry has
been very successful in the short time
that it has been in existence and has
served close to 500 dinners. The min-
istry is continually adding churches and
presently there are eight committed
churches, and three that are pending.
We continue to ask for volunteers to
help with the dinners as this is an ongo-
ing ministry and our church has com-
mitted to the whole year. We thank all of
you who have already signed up and we

look forward to calling on you for help.
If you cannot physically help but would
like to make a monetary donation, that
would also be helpful. The Presbyterian
Women have committed cookbook
funds to the IDN and, as stated last
month, 25 percent of Two Cents a meal
was donated. If you feel that you can
help out, contact Bill Erickson, Gail
Niedernhofer, Eunice Kurtz or Marilyn
Upcoming events at First Baptist
Church, Callahan: Jan. 3, Upward games
begin; Jan. 11, SOS banquet; Jan. 29-30,
Beast Feast.
The annual seniors Christmas lunch-
eon of First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach, was enjoyed Dec. 11. Larry
Williams leads this group with his lovely
wife Jewel by his side, assisting. The
menu was catered by KP's.
The Hazel Allen Circle met Dec. 9.
They enjoyed a covered dish lunch after
their meeting.
"Marriage Matters" is coming Jan. 7
at 6 p.m. This ministry targets all mar-
ried couples. No matter your age or
length of marriage, even if you are
engaged to be married, check it out.
Brian and Michelle Reaves will facilitate
at the First Baptist Church, 1600 S.
Eighth St.
May Our great Heavenly Father con-
tinue to watch over us and keep us in
His loving care.


* The Nassau County Health
Department seeks volunteer physicians,
dentists, nurses and other licensed
health professionals to provide limited
but vital primary and specialty care to
uninsured and underserved Florida resi-
Liability protection from state-spon-
sored sovereign immunity is offered to
licensed providers who volunteer their
time and skills. Call Virginia Gaster at
548-1860, ext 5325, or e-mail
* Haven Hospice is North Florida's
expert in end-of-life and palliative care
and is one of eight 2007 Circle of Life
Award honorees nationwide to be recog-
nized as leaders in improving the care of
patients near the end of life or with life-
threatening conditions. Haven Hospice
has also been recognized as a Florida
Pacesetter for its leadership in promot-
ing living wills.
Haven Hospice offers many opportu-
nities for volunteering, including patient
care, administrative work, special
events, fundraising, pastoral care, mas-
sage therapy, bereavement services,
speakers' bureau and community out-
Visit www.havenhospice.org or call
Sandra Francis at (904) 733-9818
* Sponsored by the American
Cancer Society and supported by prod-
uct donations from various cosmetic
companies, Look Good, Feel Better is a
program designed for female cancer
patients going through chemotherapy
and/or radiation therapy. Group ses-
sions help patients restore their appear-
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makeover and style tips from profes-
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patients should call the American
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* Mrdlall4Irttlr..,rg. a non-profit, is
collecting half-marathon, marathon and
triathlon medals to donate to people bat-
tling ill.. ..- . in our local area. If you
have a medal that you would like to
donate to a courageous child or adult,
you can place it in the collection box at
T&A Sports, Red Otter Outfitters or any

1st Place Sports store. For further infor-
mation on donating medals or helping in
other ways, contact Rose Bennett at 491-
* Micah's Place is a 501(c) (3) non-
profit and the only certified domestic
violence center serving Nassau County.
It provides emergency shelter, out-
reach, prevention programs and com-
munity education. Visit www.micah-
Call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-
800-500-1119, and emergency shelter at
225-9979. For information or to make
donations, call 491-6364, ext. 2, or e-mail
micahsplacedd@bellsouth.net. Victims
and survivors of domestic violence will
now have a support group in
Fernandina Beach starting September
4, every Thursday at 6pm. Support
groups continue to be offered every
Monday at 7pm in Yulee. For location
information, please call Micah's Place at
879-6270. For outreach or support
groups call 879-6270. Volunteers call
491-6364, ext. 2.
* East Nassau County Military AP-3
Honor Guard provides military honors
on the death of a serviceman. Eligible
recipients include military members on
active duty or in the selected reserve,
former military members who served
on active duty and department under
conditions other than dishonorable, for-
mer military members who completed
at least one term of enlistment or period
of initial obligated service in the
Selected Reserve and departed under
conditions other than dishonorable, for-
mer military members discharged from
the Selected Reserve due to a disability
incurred or aggravated in the line of
duty, and members of the Commis-
sioned Officer Corps of the Public
Health Service and National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, as
members of a Uniformed Service.
To prove eligibility documentation,
such as the DD Form 214 discharge cer-
tificate, is required. For information con-
tact Commander/Coordinator Ted
Davis at 225-9212.
* A project to fabricate metal parts
used in the manufacture of three-

wheeled, hand-cranked carts is ongoing
at a workshop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church.
The vehicles, called Personal Energy
Transportation or PETs, are assembled
at Penney Farms and shipped through-
out the world to victims of polio, land
mines and other injuries. Opportunities
exist for those interested in cutting,
grinding, drilling and welding metal
parts, delivering parts and procuring
materials. Call Jack at 261-5691 or James
at 261-5863.
* The Amelia Island group of
Narcotics Anonymous is for anyone
needing help dealing with drugs. It
meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursdays
and Sundays; 6 p.m. Friday; and 7 p.m.
Monday at First Assembly of God
Church, 302 South 14th St. Call 1-800-
* National Alliance on Mental
Illness-Nassau meets on third Thursday
at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the
McArthur Family YMCA off Citrona
Drive. The Consumer Support Group
meets weekly on Fridays at 11 a.m. at
the Council On Aging across from
Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Family support meetings are held
the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room
204 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Call
* The Overeaters Anonymous 12-
step program meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday
at First Baptist Church or 1 p.m. Thurs-
days at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
For information, directions, carpool or
ride or help starting more OA meetings,
contact Sheila at 261-7467 or Ilona at
* Judy Schiffman, director of Panic
Relief, Inc., offers a program for anyone
suffering from panic, anxiety and agora-
phobia to cope with these disorders.
Learn how attitudes and current
thoughts affect panic and anxiety.
Programs are held locally. Call PRI at
(732) 940-9658.
* The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a breast
cancer support group, meets the second
Monday at 6 p.m. in Dining Room 2,
next to the cafeteria at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau.

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In ancient times, there seemed to be an intimate connection between words and
things, or between names and the persons or things being named. For example, in the
Genesis account of creation, God creates by mere divine utterance. He says, "Let there
be light," and there is light Likewise, when God gives Adam the honor of naming the
animals, he is allowing Adam to establish their identity once and for all. Or consider
the story in the 27th chapter of Genesis where thinking that Jacob is in fact Esau, Isaac
mistakenly gives Esau's firstborn birthright to Jacob. And, even when Isaac realizes the
mistake, and sees that he has been tricked, he cannot simply undo what he has said.
The utterance of the ble. ini.) i. rr.� ,,-,1) ,-' ic ..,i-,- irri .
that God's divine utterain r i i- j .ii. .nr I.rll niiiii1ii / I
in the New Testament v ,- ,
this strong connection .
between words and thin
In the prologue to the
Gospel of John, we are
told that 'In the
beginning was the
Word, and the Word
was with God, and S
the Word was God.'
(John 1.1) In modern
times although we have
somehow lost this vital, , i,- ,,
to our language, we all -.,
that words are double-eJ,-Id
swords which can heal E
well as they can hurt, offering both
comfort and solace, as well as pain.

, For the word of God is living and active,
sharper than any two-edged sword.
-R.S.V. Hebrews 4:12

Joseph and Judith
Fournier of St. Augustine will
celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary Jan. 3 with a fam-
ily dinner at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island.
The Fourniers were mar-
ried Jan. 3, 1959, in Uxbridge,
Mass. She is the former
Judith Gleason.
Their children are Joanne
Kolmetz of St. Augustine,
Joseph Fournier Jr. of
Pensacola, John Fournier of
Fernandina Beach, Jeffrey
Fournier of Tallahassee.

* Zachary M. Jones of
Yulee received his bachelor of
science degree
in finance on
Saturday, Dec.
20, 2008, from
the Warring-
ton College of
tion. The com-
mencement Jones
ceremony took
place at the
O'Connell Center on the cam-

* Nassau Detachment of
the Marine Corps League vet-
erans' organization meets at
7:05 p.m. the first Wednesday
at The Kraft Athletic Club-
Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer
Trail, Fernandina Beach. Call
Gail Davis at 491-8106.
* The Nassau Sport
Fishing Association meets the
second Wednesday of each
month at 7:30 p.m. at the Ten
Acres Kraft Athletic Club.
Social is at 7 p.m. on the
fourth Wednesday and fea-
tures a guest speaker.
Membership is open to the
public. For information call
261-9481 or visit www.fishns-
* The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island is open to all
women who reside in Nassau
County (no matter how long
you have lived here). For
information, visit newcomer-
sclubofameliaisland.com or
call 277-4898.
* Rotary Club of Fernan-
dina Beach meets at noon
each Wednesday at the Best
Western Inn, 2707 Sadler
Road, Fernandina Beach. Call
Dr. Jennifer Towles at 261-
* Rotary Club of Amelia
Island meets each Friday at
7:30 a.m. at the Best Western
Inn, 2707 Sadler Road,
Fernandina Beach. Call Stan
Fishburn at 277-5287.
* Senior Meet and Greet
social club meets at 11:30
a.m. the second Wednesday
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, Fernan-
dina Beach. Call 277-7350.
* Sons of the American
Legion meets at 7 p.m. the
first Wednesday of each
month at the log cabin at
Atlantic Avenue and South
11th Street. For information
contact Rick Dobbs at 491-
1598 or (904) 742-5298.
* Spinners of fiber and
fleece, we're looking for you.
Join to get a spinning group
together once a month. Call
Mary Pat in Fernandina at
321-2653 or Barbara in Cam-
den County at (912) 729-2282.
* U.S. SUBVETS Kings
Bay Base/Trident Chapter
meets at 6 p.m. the third
Wednesday the first two
months of each quarter and
holds a social-dinner event
the third Saturday of the last
month of the quarter.
Wednesday meetings are at
the St. Marys Submarine
Museum, 102 St. Marys St.
West, St. Marys, Ga. Saturday
location varies. Call (912) 882-
ASUB, e-mail submus@tds.
net or visit www.stmaryssub-
* U.S. Coast Guard

Mr. and Mrs. Fournier

The Fourniers have seven


* Mathew and Jessica
Meskimen of Fernandina
Beach announce the birth of
a son, Lincoln Daniel, born at
3:35 p.m. at St. Luke's
Hospital in Jacksonville. The
baby weighed 9 pounds and
measured 20 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Kenneth and Lori Barnes of
Punta Gorda and Daniel and
Kathy Meskimen of Peoria,
Ill. Maternal grandparents are
Elaine Shower and Douglas
Shower, both of Winter Park.
Great-grandparent is
Sandy Meskimen of
Columbia, Mo.

* Terrance and Charde

Baker of Fernandina Beach
announce the birth of a
daughter, Lyric Zenobia
Baker, born at 12:27 p.m.
Dec. 26, 2008, at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. The
baby weighed 6 pounds 14
ounces and measured 20 1/2
inches in length.
She joins sister Tatyana
Baker, 5, and brother Tekhi
Baker, 1.
Paternal grandparents are
Aldo and Ella Brown of Yulee
and Rose Baker of
Fernandina Beach. Maternal
grandparents are Stephanie
Guidry of Oakland, Calif., and
George Johnson Jr. of
Honolulu, Hawaii.

pus of the University of
Florida in Gainesville.
Jones is currently enrolled
in the master of science pro-
gram and due to receive his
masters degree in the spring
of 2009.
Jones is a 2005 honors
graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School. He is the
son of Joyce A Jones and
Ronald D. Jones of Yulee and
grandson of Isabella Chatman
of Yulee and Thelma Jones of

Auxiliary Flotilla 14-1 meets
at 7 p.m. the first Thursday at
Amelia Island Lighthouse cot-
tage on Lighthouse Circle.
Call Tom Basore at 321-0645
or visit website at
* The Vietnam Veterans of
Nassau County meet on the
first Monday at 7 p.m. The
meetings are held at the
County Building on Pages
Dairy Road next to the fire-
house in Yulee. All Vietnam
Veterans who served in-coun-
try are welcome to join.
Come out and meet your bud-
dies. Welcome home! For
information contact Lee
Kaywork at 225-8419 or elkay-
* Yulee Optimist Club
meets at noon every Tuesday
at J.D.'s Chop House in Yulee.
Call Kathy Williams at 225-
* AARP lobbies for senior
citizen benefits at the nation-
al, statewide and local level
and is a social group with
service to others in mind. It
meets 9:30 a.m. to noon the
second Monday at the
Community Room at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, 1525 Lime St.
Call John Megna at 277-2143.
* ACBL-sanctioned dupli-
cate bridge game is Tuesdays
at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at
10 a.m. at the Nassau County
Council on Aging, 1367 South
18th St, just south of the hos-
pital parking lot. Partners can
be provided. For more infor-
mation, call 261-8681.
* The Amateur Radio
Emergency Society is looking
for licensed ham radio opera-
tors. All citizens interested in
amateur (ham) radio are invit-
ed to monthly meetings from
7:30-9 p.m. the first Wednes-
day of each month at the
Nassau County Emergency
Operations Center in Yulee.
Anyone interested in any
aspect of amateur radio in-
volving emergency prepared-
ness in Nassau County
should contact Richard
Freeman, ARES emergency
coordinator, Nassau, at 753-
* Amelia Island Chess
Club meets from 2-5 p.m. the
first and third Saturday at
Caf6 Karibo, 27 N. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call Dan
Doulet at 261-0070.
* Amelia Island Genea-
logical Society for anyone
interested in tracing ancestry
meets the third Tuesday at 7
p.m. at the Community Room
at the Fernandina Beach
Police station on Lime Street.
Call Gloria Toomey at 491-






FRIDAY, January 2, 2009/News-Leader


Horses, what'sfair and running with God

"Whoa," I said as the
horse began pulling me
down the road. "Whoa," I
yelled louder, but nothing
seemed to matter. As I ran
alongside him, hoping he
wouldn't shift into a full gal-
lop, it didn't take long to
figure out that I was no longer
in control. Actually, if you
want to know the truth,
I was in trouble. To make
matters even worse, the
whole thing was happening
right in the neighborhood
where I was living, in plain
sight for all to see.
It all started many years
ago while living with some
friends who happen to have a
horse named Bonfire.

Though my
was fenced
in, every
now and
S then
God bless
his feisty
PULPIT soul, would
NOTES manage to
escape and
make his
Pastor way down
Rob Goyette the street.
he was never hard to find,
being that he had one thing
and one thing only on his
mind, to go visit a female

horse that lived a few blocks
Well, anyway, on that par-
ticular day I had volunteered
to go get him, being that
there was no one around qual-
ified to do it. The truth is, I
had no business doing it
myself seeing I had no experi-
ence handling horses either.
But, a lack of being qualified
had never stopped me from
trying new things before, and
this time was no different.
"Besides, what's the big deal,"
I had thought. "Walking a
horse down the street can't be
all that hard." Little did I
know what I was in for.
Now I don't know about
you, but God seems to drop

His thoughts into my heart at
the most unusual of times.
Such was the case on that par-
ticular day. As I was running
down the road for all to see,
holding on to a horse that I
was supposed to be in front
of, God's words to Jeremiah
the prophet came to me. "If
you have raced with men on
foot, and they have wearied
you, how will you compete
with horses? And if in a safe
land you are so trusting, what
will you do when the Jordan
River swells?" Jer.12:5
Suddenly I got it. You see,
the context of these words to
Jeremiah is that of him ques-
tioning God's judgment in
allowing evil people to pros-

per while, in the meantime,
he was having to go through
the wringer. It just didn't
seem fair. In essence, God
was telling him, if you can't
handle this, what are you
going to do if things get even
Now for me that day the
message was clear. I know, it
seems like a lot of trouble for
God to go through just to talk
to me, but sometimes I'm a lit-
tle dull of hearing. Like
Jeremiah, I too had been feel-
ing as if certain things in my
life just weren't fair. Yet, in
reality, what seemed unfair to
me was all a part of God
teaching me to trust Him,
while at the same time He

was preparing me to succeed
at a much greater level.
Romans 8:28 says it like this:
"And we know that all things
work together for good to
them that love God, to them
who are the called according
to His purpose."
So, if by chance, your
world seems a bit out of con-
trol, and you feel like you are
being pulled down life's road
in a way that's just not fair,
take heart. It's very likely that
God is teaching you to trust
Him so you can succeed at a
whole new level.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center


Women's workshop
Race and poverty programs

Living Waters World Out-
reach Center invites women of
all ages to a "Deborah
Awake!" workshop on Jan. 3
from 10 a.m. to noon at Living
Waters. This workshop is
designed to encourage and
equip women to rise to their
calling as a modern-day
"I. Ib , :ii'.' Bring a sandwich
and soup will be provided for
fellowship afterwards. RSVP
to Kathy at 321-2117 by today.

Chapel music
Musician Jerry Borshard
Jr. will perform the 2nd and
3rd movements of Rachmani-
noff's Piano Concerto #2,
Opus 18, as prelude and
postlude at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel's 9 a.m.
service on Jan. 11. He offers
the music in honor of his par-
ents, well-know local artist
Mary Borshard and the late
musician Jerry Borshard Sr.
As part of his BA in music
from Drew University,
Borshard Jr. studied for a year
at the Northwest German
Music Academy in Detmold,
Germany, and later spent
three years in graduate stud-
ies at the School of Music at
North Texas State University.
The MLK Breakfast will be
held at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church on Jan. 17 at 8 a.m.
For information, contact
Courtney Tyson-Shelby at
The MLK Commemorative
Service will be held on Jan. 18
at 6 p.m. at New Zion Mission-

St. Peter's Episcopal
Church launches two new
community programs begin-
ning Sunday.
"Black AND White: Our
Lives Interwoven," is the fol-
low-up to community Study
Circles to create dialogue
between whites and people
of color. As a result of this
experience, St. Peter's is
planning educational classes
to discuss slavery, some-
times called the black holo-
caust, and its consequences.
Today, its effects are felt by
both black and white. All are
Find out about the things
that never made the history
books. Enjoy lively discus-
sion and stunning film clips,
including "Unchained
Memories" (slave mono-
logues performed by parish
actors), and 'Traces of the
Trade," a documentary
about the largest slave trad-
ing family in U.S. history.
The series will continue after
Easter with the focus on
famous and local heroes and

ary Baptist Church, 10 South
10th St. For information, con-
tact the Rev. James Arthur at
Musical celebration
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-

will conclude with Desmond
Tutu's model for truth and
The sessions will be held
at 10:10 a.m. Sunday,
January through May.
"Just Neighbors" is a
series about poverty in
America. Walk in the shoes
of a low-income neighbor
with moving videos, lively
discussion and interactive
exercises. Topics discussed
will include low wages,
affordable housing, racial
equity and children's issues.
Why are working families liv-
ing in poverty? What does
your faith tell you about
neighbors in need? What
could we be doing about it?
Bring your concerns and
your voice to the discussion.
Sessions are from 6:15-7:30
p.m. Wednesday, January
through May at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, Atlantic
Avenue and Centre Street, in
Room 201-2. Contact Kristina
Smith at 261-4293, ext 15, or
for information.

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 the 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.


suivEMI iED
A few of the many people who worked on making Chrismons in the sanctuary of
Memorial United Methodist Church are, from left, Frances Gowen, Winette Odom,
Judy Burk, Cecelia Smeaton, Sandi Anderson, Judi Brown, Florence Partin and
Catherine Eleazer.
A project was begun in late summer to repair and restore Chrismons that were
made about 30 years ago and to make new ones. Chrismons are Christian symbols,
handmade into ornaments of gold, white and silver.
There were weekly work times and many took materials home to work on them as
a family. It was a church-wide project involving all ages. The results were 245 new
ornaments that will leave a legacy for future generations.
Everyone is invited to come and see the two Chrismon trees. The tree in the sanc-
tuary has the original ones plus new ones. The 12-foot tree in Maxwell Hall is cov-
ered with the beautiful, intricate ornaments. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly

Sunday School ....................................... 9:30 am
Sunday W worship ................................. 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA .............................. 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study........................ 6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road * County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
--- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
--- First Sunday Each Month ---
Healing Prayer: 6PM
Across from Fort Clinch State Park


"'Worship this meek VFIRS
Orsh wtis wee PRESBYTERIAN
at 9 N. 6th St. * 261-3837
t t Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
fSunday School 9:45 am
of uir li ce Come Worship God In One of
Florida's Oldest Sanctuaries!
Jrst offCentre St, Dr, L Holton Siegling, Jr Pastor

Impact Your World
"The Church Where the BIBLE
Comes to LIFE"
Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson
10 am Bible Study
11 am Family Worship Service
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL
(just offA1A & Felmor Road)

Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles

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

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service- 10:30am
Bible Study- 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday - Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activiles
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527

6 n ll'lli I i iff il llM
Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Mass. 4pm & 5.30pm
Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses. 8.00 & 10.00am & 12 Noon
Daly Mass. 8.30am - Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri.
6.00pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses. Vigi 6.00pm. Holy Day 8.30am
Confessions. Saturday 3.15pm - 3.45pm or by appt.
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550

Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ...........6:00P.M.
Evening Worship .............. 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
SYouth, Nu rsery&
Children's Ministries
Rob & Christie Goyette
Senior Pastors OnAIA I mie westofAmelia Island

innovative ye, Contempora yMusic, CasualAtmosphee
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetorlum, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A
(Nursery provided)
Small group bible study Sunday morn. @ 9:30am
Team Kid - Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
Connecting with Christ..Connecting with People.

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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809

20 South Ninth Street261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Churchin the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to bein the
Hearts ofAll People
Sunday NewMembers Class 9a.m.
Sunday School 9:30a.m.
Morning Worship11a.m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9p.m.
Ministries: Bus& Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

An Interdenominational Community Church
9:15 a.m.
(Nursery Provided)
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A diverse congregation united 6y ourfaith in Jesus Christ

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Outside the Main Gate
(904) 277-4414

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Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corer Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118

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

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
In Amelia Park
1830 Lake Park Drive
(across from the YMCA)
Sunday worship times
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. (with music)


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10A FRIDAY, January 2, 2009/NEWS-LEADER

First Baptist Church -yesterday and today

My goal as pastor is to be open seven days a week,
to meet the needs of the community.'

Another church was
built in 1888 after a -4.
fire destroyed the origi-
nal building in 1887,
top. Center, a render-
ing, drawn from memo-
ry, of the original
church, built in 1860.
Right, R.S Lukenbill
allowed the congrega-
tion to use his home for
services after the
church burned in
1887, and encouraged
members to build a new
church. He later died in
a yellow fever epidemic,
and his was the first
funeral held in the par-
tially completed new L
church building.

A church rooted in

growth and transition

News Leader

L ike other historic churches in down-
town Fernandina Beach, First
Baptist Church has a history that
began about 150 years ago. And like
many other churches, its story is one of dedi-
cated members, close families, a succession
of pastors and ultimately of transition.
That transition has included the eventual
replacement of church buildings that have at
times brimmed over with a devoted congrega-
tion. But that does not mean the old struc-
tures, along with their many memories, will
be forgotten.
The recent move to the vast new structure
on Eighth Street is a cause for celebration for
today's church members, but they no doubt
cherish their own fond memories of the old
sanctuary built in 1925.
The very first Baptist church in Florida,
some believe, was established near Callahan
in 1821, the same year Florida became a terri-
tory. Named Pigeon Creek Baptist Church, it
was organized by Isom Peacock and Fleming
Bates, who is listed as first pastor. The
church consisted of a one-room wooden
building with no glass windows.
The church minutes of July 20, 1822 state
that a black man owned by a white man
named Lopers came forward for member-
ship, indicating that the congregations was
"integrated" at that time.
First Baptist Church of Fernandina began
its history in September 1859, when the
Florida Railroad Company gave land to sever-
al churches to encourage them to move to
Fernandina Beach. Lot No. 1 of Block 20 on
the corner of Calhoun and Fourth Streets was
deeded to First Baptist Church. Records are
not clear, but it is believed that a congrega-
tion may have already been in existence, or
was formed shortly after.
A drawing made from memory of the
church at that time depicts it as a simple one-
story, wood-frame structure with a portico
and a bell tower. It sat far back on the proper-
ty and faced the Catholic Convent.
The Rev. J.K Mendenhall came down
from Camden, S.C., to establish a church

'With glad hearts, we watched
the building go up.... All went
well until it began to be rumored
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terrible ofscourges that...
had laid its death-dealing hand
upon the town, was again a
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FROM 1888 TO 1938

there, but his work was apparently interrupt-
ed by the Civil War. During that time, many
residents of Fernandina Beach left the city for
refuge inland, and were probably not active in
the church.
Attorney for the railroad was G.W. Call,
who became a state senator from Nassau
County and secretary/treasurer of the
Florida Railroad. He is reported to have rep-
resented the church at the Florida Baptist
Convention in Monticello in November 1860.
Call joined the Confederate army soon after,
but before he left he bequeathed the house
and lot occupied by Pastor Mendenhall as
parsonage to the church. Call was killed in
1862 in the Battle of Seven Pines.
Call also directed that $300 per year be
paid to the church after his death. Because
records were destroyed in a church fire, it is
not known if Call's wishes were carried out.
By 1866, most citizens had returned to
Fernandina Beach and in 1867 the church
was listed in the minutes of the Santa Fe
River Baptist Association. Its pastor was Elder
J.H. Tompkies. Records show that the church
had 15 members.
During the 1870s, there were no regular
church services held, and the church may
have been supported by Northern churches

A rendering of the new First Baptist Church on Eighth
Street by contractors Elkins Construction.

First Baptist celebrates

manifestation ofa dream

SI News-Leader

The Rev. Jeff Overton outside the new First Baptist
Church on Eighth Street while construction was nearing
completion in July 2008.

A second-story walking track wraps around the basket-
ball court in the new church, above. The auditorium,

YESTERDAY Continued on 11A

north up Eighth
Street toward down-
town these days
could possibly miss the
impressive First Baptist
Church building at the back
of a large lot. The towering
red brick construction project
broke ground in 2006 and is
the manifestation a dream
that was born in the mid
The Rev. Jeff Overton, pas-
tor of First Baptist Church,
says the church voted unani-
mously to make the move four
years ago, as the congrega-
tion had outgrown the sanctu-
ary on Fifth Street. Parking
had also become a problem
on Sunday morning, with wor-
shippers competing for park-
ing spaces with both the
Presbyterian and Catholic
The new facility, built by
Elkins Construction in
Jacksonville, has a resort-like
ambiance, and at 75,000
square feet has more than
enough room to serve the
usual number of Sunday wor-
shippers of about 500. There
are also 288 parking spaces.
An imposing brick struc-
ture that measures 124 feet
from the ground to the top of
the cross, the new church sits
on a 15-acre lot two blocks
south of Lime Street. The lot
was bought in different-sized
parcels after the congregation
decided to make the move to
a larger church.
It was a tough decision for
some longtime members to
leave the old sanctuary and its
complementary buildings in
downtown Fernandina Beach,
says Overton.
Peggy Dennard, who has
been attending First Baptist
for 65 years, says leaving the
church tugged at her heart-
strings, but that she was look-
ing forward to a new begin-
ning. Most of the important
events of her life, she said,
happened at the old church,
including the baptisms of fam-
ily members, her own wed-
ding and her daughter's wed-
While the church was still
under construction last sum-
mer, she said she had not
been in the new sanctuary for
some time and hadn't seen
the finishing touches. "But I
know that most people's reac-
tion is 'Wow,'" she said.
The soaring space of the
new church's main sanctuary
definitely has the "wow" fac-
tor, with a 32-foot ceiling, seat-
ing for 982, sophisticated
lighting and a 130-seat choir
loft. A conveniently located
second-floor music suite that
holds 200 people opens direct-
ly to the loft.
The building has spacious
educational areas for both
children and adults, and will
continue to offer the commu-
nity its "Jack and Jill" pre-
school program for 3- to 4-
year-olds at a nominal cost.
Another area on the sec-
ond floor serves as a wireless
Internet cafe and college-style

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FRIDAY, January 2, 2009/News-Leader 11A

First Baptist Church -yesterday and today

Continued from 10A

as a mission. A silver com-
munion service was given to
the church by the Sabbath
School of First Baptist
Church of New Jersey, with
the date 1874 inscribed. Some
believe the gift came from
Union soldiers who came
back to live in Fernandina
after the war.
The Rev. William E Wood,
the first Southern Baptist mis-
sionary to Cuba, preached at
the church in the 1880s. He
first came to Fernandina in
1870, living here for a time,
and then went on to First
Baptist Church of Key West
in 1879. He traveled to Cuba
in 1885, but returned to
Fernandina several times,
preaching for both black and
white congregations. He died
in Fernandina after returning
from Cuba in 1890.
Sadly, the little church
burned down in 1887, along
with most of the church's
records. The silver commun-
ion service is the only thing
that survived in perfect condi-
tion. Members believe that
one of the ladies of the church
must have taken it home to
polish it, sparing it from being
After the fire, the property
was reportedly sold to David
Hammond for $500.
Discouraged by the fire,
members at first made no
effort to rebuild the church.
They met for services at 117
N. Sixth St., the home of RS.
Lukenbill, who was also allow-
ing his house to be used as a
Lukenbill, from Kansas
City, Mo., was also with the
Florida Railroad Company. He
took the lead and encouraged
members to build a new
The church was officially
incorporated in March 1888,
and the Rev. W.M. Davis, from
Lake City, served as pastor.
He apparently attended the
Florida Baptist Convention in
Deland in January 1888.
A contract to build the
church was given to J.G.
Freeman. The corner of Fifth
and Alachua streets was pur-
chased from Patrick and
Lizzie Kelly in April 1888 for
$800. The church consisted
then of 40 members.
"With glad hearts, we
watched the building go up,"
wrote J.Y. Purvis in History of
the Baptists from 1888 to
1938. "All went well until it
began to be rumored that yel-
low fever, that most terrible of
scourges that ... had laid its
death-dealing hand upon the
town, was again a much-
dreaded visitor."
A three-month quarantine
was put on the town, and any-
one who had not managed to
leave was obliged to stay until
the yellow fever ran its
Lukenbill was infected by
yellow fever and died; his
funeral was the first held in
the partially completed
church. The Rev. Wier
Dowell, pastor of the
Methodist church and the
only preacher to stay during
the epidemic, conducted the
service. Lukenbill's son E.D.
took over, serving as clerk
and leading the completion of
the building.
"For weeks we lived in the
town, cut off from the outside
world," wrote Purvis. "No
boats came or went, and no
trains except those bringing
supplies. All stores were
closed..... After the terrible
disease had spent itself and
there seemed no further dan-
ger to neighboring cities, and
after extensive fumigation, the

Right, girls gather on
the steps of the
church. The congrega-
tion gathers for a
photo in 1967, below.

A state-of-the-artpipe
organ was added in
1928, paidfor by the
efforts of the ladies'
auxiliary, who raised
$1,800 by selling
handmade quilts and

quarantine was lifted and once
more we were a free people.
How delighted we were to
hear the shrieks of engines,
the noise and bustle of
renewed life and activity."
A Ladies' Aid and
Missionary Society was
organized at this time. Society
members paid for the
church's first musical instru-
ments by making and selling
crazy quilts, which sold for $5
"The Aid Society was veri-
tably the backbone of the
church," writes Purvis. "It was
in the days of crazy quilts. The
town was full of them ... we
sewed every Monday in the
month until the last and that
was missionary day."
The first known Sunday
school superintendent was
J.G. Freeman, who served in
In 1890, a Baptist Young
People's Union was organized
by Fred Wood as first presi-
dent. The church at that time
joined the St. Marys River
Baptist Association, with E.D.
Lukenbill as clerk. The Rev.
W. G. Patterson was pastor
then, with 40 church mem-
Church records show a
membership of 67 people in
In 1900, the church
became a member of the
Jacksonville Baptist Associa-
tion until the Northeast
Florida Baptist Association
was organized in 1938.
In 1904, exactly 100 years
from the beginning of the new
church campaign in 2004,
there were 119 members, and
the church's debt was paid
In 1902, a lot behind the
church was purchased from
W.W. and Ida Mae Leavitt for
$750. Another lot was bought
in 1906 from the estate ofJ.A.
Johnson for $300.
The present brick sanctu-
ary at Fifth and Alachua
streets was built in 1925,
replacing the wooden struc-
ture. At that time there were
267 church members. The
Rev. Theodore Judson
Herring, pastor from 1925-32,
helped in the design and con-
struction of the building that
is used for services today. The
stained-glass windows were
dedicated to prominent and
beloved church members.
A state-of-the-art pipe
organ was added in 1928, paid
for by the efforts of the ladies'
auxiliary, who raised $1,800
by selling handmade quilts
and baked goods.
An educational building
was constructed in 1952,
which was attached to the
main sanctuary. AJack and Jill
kindergarten was developed
in 1956, and had 56 students.

Above, the First Baptist Sunday school class, circa 1940s, at Gerbing Restaurant, front row: Cleo Galphin,
Myrtice Jones, Marie Franks Barber, unknown, Melva Lotspiech, Amanda McFarland, Pearl Peterson, Jenny
Haddock, Dot Walters, Onna Keen, Eleanor Owens, Betty Jones.
Back row: Geneva Tomlinson, Ellen Souza, Velma Franklin, Lou Skipper, Elizabeth Knight, Hazel Allen, Ruth
Thomas, Dena Arnold, Hilda Valero, Sybil Maples, Eloise Markham, Alice Hewitt, Ruth Joyce-Posey, Carrie Brannan,
Eula Gavner-Holland, Pearl Daughtery, Alene White, Bessie Lee-Durden, Mrs. Ira Klarer, Mrs. Ash Kelly, illian
Bounds, Sallie Haddock, Aliene Lotspiech, Melba Shiver.

Above, a silver communion service was given to the
church by the Sabbath School of the First Baptist Church
of New Jersey, with the date 1874 inscribed. Some
believe the gift came from Union soldiers who came back
to live in Fernandina after the war.
Left, the Sunbeams in December 1961, front row:
Unknown, unknown, Jamie White, Pam Kittrell. Second
row: Julie Lee, Cindy Justice, Cynthia Parker, Rita
Alvarez, Shirley Thornton. Third row: Jimmy Fussell,
Windle Higginbotham. Back row: John Cooper, Tim
McKee, Gerald Buford, unknown.

The kindergarten is still going
More property was bought
in 1958, and a three-story edu-
cation building followed in
1962. It was dedicated in 1963.
Membership passed the 1,000
mark in 1966, with a total of
1,011 members.
The current pastor, the
Rev. Jeff Overton, says that as
long as the old church facili-
ties remain for sale, they will
still be in use by a group
called Celebrate Recovery and
will also be available for wed-
dings and other events.
The city of Fernandina
Beach has been considering
the purchase of the old
church facilities for use as a
library, performance hall or
public meeting space.

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coffee house for young peo-
The church building also
boasts sports facilities includ-
ing a full-size gym with basket-
ball court and second-story
walking track. The gym space
can be set up to feed up to 450
people and can also accommo-
date different sizes of groups.
A Christian-based basket-
ball program will be available
at about $65 per season, as
well as other programs for
senior adults. Overton said
the wraparound walking track
should be popular with
women, and is located close to
the women's lavatory and
shower facilities. A children's
playground will be construct-
ed in an area outside the
Julie Branch, a longtime
member, says she is looking
forward to using the new facil-
ities, although she admits to
being sentimentally attached
to the old church because her
children were baptized there.
The new church, she said,
"is going to be a great thing"
because parking, especially
for older church members,
has been so difficult down-
town. The new church will
also have a place for everyone
to sit, as well as space to
accommodate visitors.
In spite of the expanded
facilities in almost every area,
Sunday school classes, said
Branch, will be moving into
smaller classrooms. But that
will be made up, she added,
by the many multipurpose
rooms and gym facilities.
Branch said she is especially
looking forward to using the
walking track.
"It's really wonderful, it
really is beautiful," said
Branch of the new church.
"God has blessed our church
so much."
A space has been set aside
as a historical room, which,
says Overton, will hold some
precious mementos from the
old building. Some of the
stained-glass windows will be
stored there as well as the pul-
pit, some furniture items,
some original pews and a
19th-century silver commun-
ion service from the very first
Another historic item, the
Bible that once belonged to


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people's reaction
is 'Wow.'

church member Sally Sapp, is
buried in the pulpit of the new
church. Sapp, who was the
grandmother of current City
Commissioner Ron Sapp,
taught Sunday school and is
fondly remembered as a great
matriarch of the church.
Services will be televised
and recorded from an ample
television recording and pro-
duction room. Church mem-
bers will be able to buy copies
of the worship service, said
Overton, and the production
team will also produce con-
certs for Christian groups.
Another large room that
can hold 100 people is located The Rev. Jeff Overton
close to a ladies' room and
will be used as the "bridal
room." Brides-to-be and their
entourage will be able to use
the generous area to prepare
for their big day.
A full restaurant-sized
kitchen will be available for
special events, and Overton
said the church might hire a
full-time chef to oversee it.
There also are plans to
build an additional fellowship
hall, which will have accom-
modations to sit and feed 600
Overton says he hopes the
spacious facilities will be used
by the entire community, and
said he would love to be able
to host high school gradua-
tions there.
"My goal as pastor is to be b
open seven days a week," he
said, "to meet the needs of the
The new church received
its certificate of occupancy in
November. On. Dec. 6, a
parade was held from the old
church downtown to the new
church on Eighth Street.
It marked another era of
new and exciting beginnings
for First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach and its
faithful followers.

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Pirates get win No. 14, clinch tourney title

Fernandina travels

to Ribault Tuesday

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The holidays were good for the Pirates. The
hoopsters collected another tournament trophy
Tuesday in the championship game of a
Christmas tournament at Bishop Snyder High
School, beating the host. The team is now 14-0.
"Most coaches' comments are we are hard to
play against because of our defense," said Matt
Schreiber, head basketball coach at Fernandina
Beach High School. "Snyder's had challenges
against pressure defenses. They have a young
back court."
The Pirates beat Bishop Snyder 66-35
Tuesday, but midway through the third quarter,
the host Cardinals had mustered just 14 points.
"This team realizes that defense is our
strength," Schreiber said. "And the more they
realize it, the more they take pride in it. It seems
like we keep getting better at it.
"Terin Dallas is probably the best defensive
player I've ever coached. I think the other play-
ers feed off of him on the defensive end."
Dallas was also the second leading scorer
with 14 points. He had five rebounds, two assists
and four steals.
Zach Rocheleau was the top scorer with 19
points, which included five three-pointers. He
also had two rebounds, five assists and four
"Zach shot the ball well and he puts a lot of
pressure on the other team's guard also,"
Schreiber said.
Carlos Holcey chipped in nine points. He
had four rebounds and three steals.
Chris Keffer and Patrick Garvin pulled down
four boards apiece and James Russell led with
six rebounds. Garvin, Russell and Jake Brogdon
had three steals apiece. The Pirates had 23 steals
in all for the game.
Tai Alford had three rebounds and as many
assists and Brogdon had four assists and three
"We get big leads and it allows everybody to
play and get a lot of minutes so, for us, scoring
averages aren't going to be as high as a team that
has had closer games," Schreiber said.
Fernandina advanced to the championship
game with Monday's 67-32 win over Creekside.
Holcey led the Pirates with 15 points to com-
plement four rebounds, three assists and five
steals. Garvin had 10 points, four rebounds and
an assist. Keffer had eight points and two
rebounds. Brogdon and Dallas had seven
rebounds each. Alford, Rocheleau and Dallas
had three steals apiece.
The Pirates are 5-0 in the district and face one
of three remaining district foes Tuesday when
they travel to Ribault.
"It's going to be a great test for us," Schreiber
said. "It will give us a very good indication of
where we are. Ribault has been the class of the
district for 25 years. They're a typical Ribault
The Pirates close out 2008 with a 14-0 record,
the team's best start since the 1965 season when
FBHS went 15-0 before losing its first game.
"It's been fun because the players have such
a good understanding of how we want to play and
what we want to accomplish," Schreiber said.
"You can tell they're genuinely happy for each
other's successes and they've just been very
mature for 16-18 year olds, particularly handling
success because that's pretty hard to do.
"It has been a good break in that we won
games and tournaments, but we're also pretty
healthy right now. The players have had time to
rest and spend time with their families. For high
school basketball, January is the ultimate grind."
After Tuesday's matchup at Ribault, the
Pirates close out the week with West Nassau (at

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The Fernandina Beach High School boys basketball team chalked up
its 14th straight win Tuesday in the championship game of a holiday
tournament at Bishop John J. Snyder High School in Jacksonville.
Above, Pirate Carlos Holcey fights a Cardinal player for the ball. Left,
Billy Hunt goes to the goal for FBHS. Below left, Tai Alford waits for the
throw-in. Below right, Jake Brogdon guards a Bishop Snyder player.
The Pirates head to Ribault Tuesday for a tough district matchup. They
are 5-0 in district play so far.

Pirates Patrick
Garvin and James
Russell battle
Bishop Snyder for
a rebound, right.
Left, the Pirates
picked up their
second tourna-
ment trophy
Tuesday. The team
includes, front,
Terin Dallas;
standing from left,
Chris Keffer, Tai
Alford, Billy Hunt,
Stacey Lynch,
Jake Brogdon,
Garvin, Russell,
Zach Rocheleau,
Andrew Vrancic
and Carlos

home Jan. 9) and Bolles (away Jan. 10). Yulee
gets a rematch Jan. 16. The Hornets host the
Pirates at 7:30 p.m. that night.
* Yulee's Hornets pushed their record to 8-
3 with a whopping of Esprit de Corps, 81-24,

Dec. 20 during a tournament at West Nassau.
Demetrius Small paced the Hornets with 24
points but he was just one of five players in dou-
ble figures. John Copeland had 13, Steven
Greenaway scored 11 and Jarell Mitchell and

Kelvin Rainey chipped in 10 apiece.
Yulee plays this weekend in a tournament at
Menendez High School. The Hornets take on St.
Joseph's Academy at 5:30 p.m. today and face the
host at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ladiesgolf results
The stellar warm weather spell
helped draw a good turnout for the
Fernandina Beach Women's Golf
Association play day Tuesday. The
contest for the day was two best
balls for the foursome.
First place went to the team of
Jayne Paige, Jean Taylor, Sue
Simpson and Kathleen Walker with a
net 127. Nancy Meadows, Marge
Stoddart, Phyllis Lay and Lettie
Laurent took second place with a net
Tied for third place at net 134 was
the team of Shirley McKain, Jeanette
Cayoutte, Kathy Hilmer and Sue
Lopiano and the team of Anna Keay,
Maryanne Schroeder, Rene Pimsner
and Emily Baker.
The Fernandina Beach Women's
Golf Association always welcomes
new members. The group is com-
posed of both full-time residents to
the area and those who spend part of
their year here. Call Jayne Paige at
the golf club at 277-7370.

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 hours
d'oeuvres at the awards presenta-
tion. There will be team and individ-

ual 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 putting contest and
Mulligans. For information, call 277-

HJGTseason opens
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
will open the 2009 season Jan. 10-11
at the Ponte Vedra Inn 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
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 tourna-
ment participants. Players can call
the academy directly at (904) 285-
6767 to set up a complimentary 30-
minute swing evaluation during the
tournament week.
There will also be a PGATour
Club Makers Van at the event.
Anyone who has questions or would
like to check on a specific service
should call Ian at (904) 868-3499
Visit www.hjgt.org or call (904)
379-2697 or e-mail info@hjgt.org.

Head trauma biggest Heelys concern

I m sure that by now, unless
you have been living in a cave,
you have seen kids gliding by
on Heelys. Heelys are basical-
ly tennis shoes with a wheel built
into the heel, which allows you to
convert from walking to gliding
simply by leaning back on your
Both of my kids got a pair for
Christmas and soon had mastered
the technique. Watching the kids
glide around, I was envious of how
much fun Heelys looked and
thought that they could even be
helpful at work, being able to get
from my office to surgery to the
emergency room that much faster.
However, one false move and I
might go flying onto my face, so I
decided otherwise.
Which then begs the question,
"Just how dangerous are they?"
Available since 2000, the shoes
have taken off in popularity as of
late. At present, with some 4.5 mil-
lion Heelys sold overall, statistics of
course show a rise in Heelys
injuries. I have only seen one child
in my office with a Heelys-related
injury. He tumbled forward and got
a hairline-type fracture of his wrist.
I am certainly not seeing an epi-
demic of injuries.
Many malls and schools have
banned Heelys due to safety con-
cerns. Officials surmise that if we
wouldn't let you come in on roller-
skates, then of course we don't
want you on Heelys. The biggest

concern regard-
ing injury is head
trauma, such as a
concussion. The
' U* advertisers of
Heelys have said
they see them as
athletic gear, such
as rollerblades,
even though they
are sold in regular
SPORTS shoe stores, and
Heelys executive
IEDICINE Charlie Beery
GREGORY says, "We strongly
encourage all the
)MITH, M.D. kids to wear pro-
- tective gear when-
ever they can."

New production Heelys are
being labeled with a sticker, a yel-
low label warning the wearer about
potential injury. However, a look at
the Heelys website also shows
heelers crashing, jumping off rail-
ings and flying into pools, with no
protective padding or helmets.
In 1994, a Singapore study
examined injuries sustained by
children using Heelys. From
February to August 2004, a total of
37 patients with significant injuries
sustained while "heeling" were
identified. Upper limb injuries were
by far the most common. None of
the children used safety gear. The
researchers concluded that "heel-
ing" can lead to serious injuries
despite their relatively low speed.
However, a combined study

between the U.S. Consumer
Product and Safety Commission
and the National Sporting Goods
Association found that Heelys were
relatively safe.
For example, the study found a
much lower risk of Heelys injury,
33 per 100,000 participants, than
for example basketball, which had
an injury rate of 2,184 per 100,000
participants. Heelys also showed an
injury rate that was only 2 percent
of the injury rate of riding a bike.
So the take-home message is
that Heelys are becoming more
and more popular, and with that the
injury rate will rise. This, of course,
occurs anytime a new product hits
the market, such as rollerblades,
pogo sticks or scooters. Parents
should be advised about the poten-
tial risk of injury, including possible
serious head injury, and then
decide for themselves what gear
they will have their children wear.

This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine
and safety. It is not intended to serve
as a replacementfor treatment by
your regular doctor It is only
designed to offer guidelines on the
prevention, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific con-
cerns should be discussed with a
physician. Mail questions to Gregory
Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
For appointments, call 261-8787 or
visit www.gsmithmd.com.







FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader


Old Timers, gear up
Practices for the annual Old Timers foot-
ball game get under way at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at
the Ybor Alvarez fields on Bailey Road in
Fernandina Beach. For information, contact
president David Tate at 753-4804.

First Coast Fire tryouts
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

Yulee Little Leaguesign-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 addition-
al $50 each. Birth certificate and proof of
residency 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 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/fernandina or at the ball-
park. Fees are $70 ($75) if registered through
Jan. 10; $90 ($95) if registered from Jan. 11-
17; and $105 ($110) from Jan. 18 until teams
are full.
Register in person from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 7
and 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 and
17. The ballpark is located at 1001 Beech St.
in Fernandina Beach.

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

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.

Sailing Club 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.

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.PersonalBestSports.
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 and cycling, strength training
and cardio, childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas. Visit www.club 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, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, is a personal training studio dedi-
cated to promoting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and nutrition,
focusing on preventing diabetes, cancer and
heart disease and also working with clients
who may have sustained injuries or have had
joint replacements. Call 261-0698. The studio
is open six days a week.

Yoga classes
* 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
* 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
* 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.

Bill Hines is pictured with a pair of black sea bass he landed while fishing with a dou-
ble rig and fresh local squid.

Bottom anglers netting sea bass

highlight Amelia Island's offshore
bottom fishing action. Capt. Allen
Mills recently guided Dan
McCranie's fishing party to 50 nice sea bass
while fishing at HH fish haven. The fishing
party also landed 10 keeper red snapper as
well aboard the sports fishing boat "Wahoo II."
Capt. Benny Hendrix reports big redfish at
FA fish haven, while grouper and sea bass are
plentiful at FC and RL fish havens. Hendrix
skippers the charter boat "Heavy Hitter."
Black sea bass fishing is excellent and
should increase in activity as the cold water
temperatures of winter arrive at offshore fish
havens. Fresh local squid continues to be the
bait of choice for sea bass weighing to three
pounds. Sea bass weighing over the two-pound
mark are referred to as "green heads."
Large "bull whiting" are running along the
beaches of Amelia Island during the last few
hours of the flood and the first few hours of
the falling tide.
Some of the best surf fishing action is com-
ing just south and north of the old pipeline.
High tide Saturday arrives along the beaches
at 12:11 p.m. with a low tide arriving late in the
afternoon at 6:21 p.m.
Backwater fishing action this weekend
should be excellent far up in area tidal rivers

with a low tide arriving at 11
a.m. in the saltwater reaches
of Lofton and Boggy creeks.
Look for a grab bag catch of
redfish, sea trout, stripes
and largemouth bass. Cast a
1/4-ounce led head jig rigged
with a rootbeer-colored curly
plastic tail to the deep river-
banks and fished with a slow
ON THE "hopping" retrieve.
WATER Redfishing should be
excellent during the first few
TERRY hours of the flood tide while
casting inline spinners over
LACOSS flooding oyster bars. During
the flood tide, cast a safety
pin type spinner or in-line spinner in the flood-
ed marsh grass and hang on.
Sheepshead fishing should be excellent at
the Shave Bridge during the incoming tide.
Fish close to the bridge supports with fiddler
crabs and a heavy weight to hold the bottom
during the heavy flooding tide.
The News-Leader encourages local anglers to
submit photographs of their catches. E-mail pho-
tos to bjones@fbnewsleadercom, mail them to
PO. Box 766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or
drop them by 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
Call Beth Jones at 261-3696.


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Kotosoupa a tasty (and surprisingly easy) dish
he Greeks ... now, they know how to - One of our favorite places college. I worked for less than a month in a pasta, make it separately and add it to ea
eat well. Traditional Mediterranean to go on a Saturday after- Greek restaurant because the pay was practi- serving when soup is done. This will keep
cultures apparently figured out long noon was Angle's Pizza (no cally nonexistent. But I took away a love of the pasta from overcooking, should you have
ago how to cultivate and put togeth- relation) in Mystic, Conn., salad and brought the concept home to my leftovers to warm up.)
er the perfect ingredients. In Greece, they also where I lived for several own WASP-y family. Even my father, an emi- Remove 1/2 cup soup and gradually w
happen to use some of my own favorites like years (the town, not the nently picky eater, claimed to love it. into egg yolks. Stir back into soup. Add ch

spinach, feta cheese and lamb, as well as
unusual items like eggplant.
I'll never forget the Greek restaurant we
went to in Chicago the night before my broth-
er's wedding to a girl who is 100 percent
Greek. Owned by one of her relatives, it was
crowded, noisy, chaotic and fantastic. My mind
is fuzzy on exactly what we ate, but I remem-
ber fried cheese along with a lot of other appe-
tizers, and an authentic Greek dinner.
Lemon chicken, or Kotosoupa, is a tradi-
tional Greek soup that is served in many
Greek-owned pizza restaurants in New
England. The menus often feature Greek
salads with feta cheese and stuffed grape
leaves, as well as the famous "gyro" pita sand-
wiches with fantastic cucumber dressing and
spicy lamb.

restaurant - although I
wouldn't have minded that
too much). It was not a fancy
place, but had a cozy tavern
BODACIOUS area with a boat-shaped bar,
COOK where you could sit and look
out at the traffic making its
Sway into downtown Mystic.
Angela After being served this
Daughtry soup a few times, I decided
to try and make it myself,
and found it surprisingly quick and easy. The
authentic Greek way to make it is with orzo
pasta, but it's just as good with rice. It's a light
and refreshing change from heavy stews, and
your kids will love it.
I first had a Greek salad when I was living
in Marietta, Ga., on my summer break from


1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
8 cups chicken broth
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup white rice or orzo pasta
4 egg yolks
1 lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish
In a large saucepan, combine chicken
broth, lemon juice and pepper. Bring to a boil
and add rice and carrot.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes
until rice and carrots are tender. (If using orzo


and heat through but do not let boil or eggs will
To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish with
lemon slices.


The dressing
3/4 cup olive oil
2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2-4 teaspoons dried oregano
3 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
GREEK Continued on 2B

Kingsley Celebration

to explore African

concept of'sankofa'

For the News Leader
Dr. Johnetta Betsch
Cole, former presi-
dent of Spelman and
Bennett Colleges
and descendant of Anna and
Zephaniah Kingsley, will pres-
ent the keynote speech at the
11th Annual Kingsley
Heritage Celebration.
Scheduled for Saturday,
Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., the event
also features a musical pres-
entation by the Edward
Waters College Choir, a his-
torically black college in
Cole's presentation is enti-
tled "Sankofa: Looking Back
to Go Forward." An anthro-
pologist by training, Cole will
use the concept of sankofa
during her speech. Sankofa is
a symbol of the Ga speaking
people of Ghana, in West
Africa. The word is tied to the
idea that we need to know our
past in order to move forward
and understand who we are
as a culture today.
Cole is also the sister of
the late MaVynee Betsch,
"Beach Lady," the environ-
mentalist and activist who
dedicated her life to educat-
ing people about the impor-
tance of black history and
American Beach and was
instrumental in preserving
Nana, the giant sand dune
The Kingsley Heritage
Celebration recognizes the

Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole,
a descendant of Anna and
Zephaniah Kingsley, will
present the keynote
speech at the 11th Annual
Kingsley Heritage

rich culture that evolved
amongst slave communities
despite the severe oppression
of slavery and celebrates the
determination and strength of
those men, women and chil-
dren. These events also
examine cultural aspects of
modern American society
that originated in the planta-
tion period.
Kingsley Heritage
Celebration events take place
each Saturday in February.
The events are sponsored by
COLE Continued on 2B

Xhabbo (Howard Lewis) will give a presentation and workshops
on Feb. 7 at the Kingsley Heritage Celebration.His presentation
follows the tradition of the griot, whose role in African cultures
was to preserve history through oral presentations.

Located off Heckscher Drive/A1A, north of the St. Johns River ferry
landing, Kingsley Plantation is open daily, at no charge, between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. For more information, call (904) 251-3537, or go to


come together in

Songwriters Circle

For the News Leader
Local songwriters Robert H. Sanders and Bruce
Hamilton join Northeast Florida music legend
Larry Mangum in concert for a Songwriters Circle
Saturday night at the European Street Cafe on
Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville.
Sanders, a singer-songwriter and acoustic gui-
tarist, is a Fernandina Beach native. His musical
stylings and songwriting have varied over the
years from satirical tunes (Loudon Wainwright) to
Americana/country rock (America/Eagles) and a
jazz/bossa nova/popish blend of James Taylor and
Johnny Mathis and the kitchen sink.
His "three-finger" picking guitar style is an
interesting combination of chord selection and per-
cussive rhythm, which stems from his early days
as a drummer. This finger-style guitar playing
lends itself to creating his unique "acoustieclectic"
sound. Sanders' current project is the Americana/
country rock duo/band Whitby Quinn. Listen to
the CD "She's Gone" at www.whitbyquinn.com
(cdbaby.com -itunes.com-amazon.com).
Bruce Hamilton, singer-songwriter and Vero
Beach native, now resides in Northeast Florida. He
is a versatile musician, playing guitar, mandolin
and fiddle. His influences include Doc Watson,
Tony Rice, Merle Haggard and George Jones.
As Hamilton explains his musical journey, "I got
my first guitar at age 9. My mother ordered it from
the Sears catalog and it cost $19. After struggling
to learn music by ear, I lost interest until my late
teens, when I heard my first Doc Watson album.
That is when I fell in love with acoustic music."
After 25 years playing in bluegrass bands,
Hamilton has opted to change gears. These days
he is focusing on songwriting and branding his
own style. His musical diversity keeps the listener
engaged as he sings one of his traditional country
songs, then delivers a driving delta blues or upbeat
swing number without missing a beat. Although
Hamilton writes songs to accommodate his own
musical taste, don't be surprised when some of his
songs get recorded by a major label artist.
SONG Continued on 2B


Angela Greene of Vanity
Bath and Body products has
joined the Fernandina Farmers
Market as a new vendor.
Vanity strives to offer all
products that are rooted in
nature and freshly handcrafted
with the highest quality ingre-
dients available while using the least harmful yet
safest process available. Prepare to pamper your-
self with Vanity's lotions and creams, hard and liq-
uid soaps, body butters, bath salts, shampoo bars
and more. These also make great gifts for your
family and friends.
The Fernandina Farmers Market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh and Centre
streets. Call 491-4872 or visit www.fernandina-

Giselle will be performed at
The Times Union Center's
Moran Theater at 8 p.m. Jan. 9
for one performance only. The
tale of never-ending love -
Giselle is without question the
most romantic of all the classi-

cal ballets. Regarded as a masterpiece of tradition-
al romantic ballet, Giselle is a favorite among
dance aficionados and novices alike. First per-
formed by the Paris Opera in 1841, ballet's most
famous story about love and redemption from the
great beyond has been enchanting audiences for
more than 175 years. To order by phone call the
FCCJ Artist Series Box Office at 1-888-860-BWAY
or visit www.artistseries.fccj.org.

The Amelia Arts Academy will
present its next Sunday Musicale
at 5 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the "Bird
House" on Marsh Point Road on
Amelia Island Plantation.
The concert will feature the
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra's Concert Master
Philip Pan, violin, and accompanist Bonita Wyck.
Tickets are $40, including refreshments. Call the
academy for reservations at 277-1225 by Jan. 9.

What was the fate of Louis-Charles, the lost son
of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI? This is
the premise of the One Book, One Community
selection, The Black Tower, by Louis Bayard.
Professor Chris Twiggs will moderate a discus-

sion with the author on Jan. 15 at 6
p.m. at the Florida House Inn, 22
S. Third St., Fernandina Beach.
The program is free. Appetizers,
dinner and cash bar will be avail-
able. The event is sponsored by
the Friends of the Library.
Persons with disabilities
requiring special accommodations, call the
library at 277-7365 or Florida Relay Service at 1

The Men's Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will hold its lunch-
eon meeting at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30 a.m. Jan.
15. Speaker Becky Jordi, UF/IFAS,
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 problem plant for a diagnosis. All men are invit-
ed. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door.
For reservations, call Bob Keane at 277-4590.

Submit items to Sian Perry.




The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet rain or shine
on Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. at the
Fort Clinch State Park fish-
ing 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-
breasted Merganser, two
species of loons, Northern
Gannets and Bonaparte
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

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 admis-
Call (904) 251-2320. Visit
www. FloridaStateParks.org.

The Nassau Humane
Society Dog 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.
Call the shelter at 321-1647.

ARIAS Instrument Zoo is
looking for volunteers to men-
tor fourth graders in Nassau
County on handling and pro-
ducing musical sounds on 30-
plus different orchestral instru-
ARIAS schedulers organ-
ize visits to schools in
Fernandina Beach, Callahan,
Yulee, Hilliard and Bryceville
in January and February. Call
Dee Stalcup at 277-9678 or
Barbara Zacheis at 321-5639.
You do not need to know
how to play an instrument,
just a desire to help fourth
graders become excited
about musical instruments.
There will be a workshop on
Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. in the library

at Emma Love Hardee

The Friends of the
Library Literary Book Group
meets the second Thursday
of the month at 7:30 p.m. at
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. Former literature
professors Marilyn and
Norman Wesley lead the dis-
cussions. The programs are
free. New members are
always welcome.
Upcoming discussions
include Jan. 8, Lo/ita by
Vladimir Nabokov.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
conduct a beginner genealo-
gy course for those interest-
ed in researching their family
history. Four of the five ses-
sions will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall on
Saturday from 10 a.m. to
noon: Jan. 10, 17, 31 and
Feb. 7. The fifth session will
be held at the FCCJ Nassau
County campus Computer
Lab on a weeknight, 7-9 p.m.
(date to be determined).
Topics include Census and
Civil Vital Records; Church
and Cemetery Records;
Courthouse, Military,
Immigration and
Naturalization Records; effec-
tive use of libraries and
archives; organizational tech-
niques; and Internet research.
The fee for the full course is
$30/person (includes one-
year single AIGS member-
ship) or $45/couple (includes
a one-year AIGS family mem-
bership). Register at any
Nassau County library or call
Marie at 321-3460.

Learn the "Secrets of the
Salt Marsh" in a presentation
at Fort George Island
Cultural State Park on Jan.
11 at 1 p.m.
Join a park ranger and dis-
cover the importance of estu-
arine systems that surround
the inshore sides of barrier
islands like those of the Talbot
Islands State Parks complex.
This ranger-guided hike along
the salt marsh will help point
out why these areas are one
of the most productive
ecosystems on Earth, the
many roles the salt marsh
plays, the plant and animal life
found in this natural communi-
ty, and the impacts humans
have on this system. This pro-
gram will take place at the
Ribault Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State Park. No
reservations are necessary
and the program is free. Call
(904) 251-2320.

FRIDAY, January 2, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader


The Instant Groove Band plays every
Thursday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the lobby
lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Call (904) 556-6772 or e-mail

Applebees, 2006 S. Eighth St., D.J. Roc
and karaoke 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday.
Call 206-4300.

Beech Street Grill, 801 Beech St., John
Springer on piano Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday. Call 277-3662.

Caf6 Karibo, 27 N. Third St., live enter-
tainment. Call 277-5269.

Canopy Moon: Late Night Courtyard
Cafe, 105 S. Third St., live music 8-10 p.m.
Friday. Call 261-6622 or e-mail canopy-
moon 3@comcast.net.

Falcon's Nest, Amelia Island Plantation,
DJ Friday and Saturdays from 10 p.m.-2

Frisky Mermaid Bar & Grille, 22
South Third St., bluegrass night Mondays;
songwriting contest Wednesdays 7 p.m.-
midnight; blues and jazz Fridays and
Saturday 8 p.m.-midnight; shag dancing
and lessons 4-8 p.m. Sunday. Call 261-

Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St. Live music.
Call 321-2324.

Highway 17 Tavern, 850532 US 17
South, Yulee, free line dance lessons 6-7
p.m. and swing dance lessons 7-8 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday; karaoke with
Phil 8 p.m. Tuesday; live music 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call

O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318

The Nassau Women's
Information Exchange pres-
ents "Becoming Clutter
Free: Conquering Your
Paper Piles" as its next
Women's Information
Exchange brown-bag lunch-
eon event Jan. 15 from
noon-1 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach City Hall
commission chambers, 204
Ash St., Fernandina 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.
This program is free and
open to the public. Brown-
baggers are welcome.
Reservations are suggested
by calling your library branch.
Box lunches by Amelia Island
Coffee & Ice Cream are $10
and must be prepaid at any
branch by noon Jan. 9. Make


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40. Smitten
43. Harvest
46. Remove by erosion
47. Encirclements
48. Vessel for bathing
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Centre St., live music Thursday through
Saturday. Call 261-1000.

The Mill, 96032 Victoria's Place, Yulee,
LaTino night Wednesday; live music Friday
and Saturday. Call (904) 432-8136.

The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St. Live
entertainment. Call 491-3332.

Pompeo's Paradise Lounge, 302 Centre
St., Karaoke Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Call 261-7490.

Rivers Edge, 915 South 14th St. Live
entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Call

Sandy Bottoms, 2910 Atlantic Ave., high
energy karaoke with DJ Lamar and his wife,
Andrea, Fridays at 9 p.m.; Macy's live on
Wednesday. Call 310-6904.

Seabreeze Lounge and Sports Bar,
2702 Sadler Road, live music. Call 277-2300.

Slider's Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave. Live entertainment. Call 277-6652.

Striker's Family Bowling Center,
850822 US 17 South in Yulee, karaoke with
DJ Lamar and Rock Candy Saturday 9 p.m.-
2 a.m.; Teen Night 8-11 p.m. Tuesday (no
adults allowed) with cosmic bowling, music
videos, karaoke and dancing for ages 11-17.
Call 225-1077.

The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 S.
Fletcher Ave., live music weekends and
weekdays. Call 261-5711.

Thyme World Cuisine, Gateway to
Amelia complex, David Cole, pianist, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Call 261-3827.

Wicked Davey's Fancy Saloon, 232 N.
Second St. Live music. Call 321-4224.

checks payable to FCCJ. Call
the Yulee branch library/FCCJ
Nassau Center at 548-4467
or the Fernandina Beach
branch at 277- 7365.

Did you know that the
Egans Creek Greenway is
designated as a stop on the
Great Florida Birding Trail?
Join Our Greenway on Jan.
17 at 9 a.m. for a birding
walk on the Greenway. You
can expect to see a variety of
wading and song birds as well
as birds of prey. Go to the Our
Greenway website at
www.ourgreenway.org to
download a Greenway specif-
ic bird list. Participants are
encouraged to bring binocu-
lars, water, sun protection,
bug juice, comfortable walking
shoes and optionally field
guides and spotting scopes.
Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the Greenway
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. It is free and open to
the public. Call 277-7350 or

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the National Park Service,
Florida Humanities Council
and the Florida Public
Archaeology Network. All
events and workshops are
family-friendly and free.
Event details
SSaturday, Feb. 7
Presentation and work-
shops by Xhabbo (Howard
Known as Xhabbo, Lewis'
presentation follows the tradi-
tion of the griot, whose role in
African cultures was to pre-
serve the history of the peo-
ple through oral presenta-
tions. He will use this
storytelling tradition to high-


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visit Our Greenway at
www.ourgreenway.org .
* * *
The Nassau County
Writers and Poets Society
welcomes you to the new writ-
ing year and invites you to join
the first meeting of the new
season. The society will meet
at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at the
Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport.
All writers and poets in the
county are invited; bring two
double-spaced pages of your
original prose or two to three
of your poems. Be prepared
to read and discuss your
work. Contact Cara at
www.wordsmythe @ net-

The MLK Breakfast will
be held at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church on Jan.
17 at 8 a.m. For more infor-
mation, contact Courtney
Tyson-Shelby at 491-3419.
Commemorative Service will
be held on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.
at New Zion Missionary

light stories of African-
American history and the his-
tory of Kingsley Plantation.
He will also give a series of
free workshops.
Noon: Drumming and story-
telling performance
1 p.m. Percussion workshop
1:30 p.m. Movement work-
2 p.m. Dramatic storytelling
3 p.m. Performance for after-
noon visitors
4 p.m. Percussion workshop
* Saturday, Feb. 14 TBA
* Saturday, Feb. 21
Keynote speaker Dr.
Johnnetta Betsch Cole
Musical performance by
Edward Waters College Choir

SONG Continued from 1B
Mangum has logged nearly
3,000 performances over the
last four decades as a folk,
rock, country and Americana
artist. He has released four
albums since 1980, with num-
ber five now in the works. His
song, "Ain't It Great To Be
Alive & Be In Florida," has
been a feature at the Florida
Folk Festival, as well as the
"fight" song for the Florida
Jaycees for two decades.
Mangum co-wrote the Lee
Greenwood single, "Who's
That Knocking." Gary Buck,
the late great country singer
recorded two of Mangum's
songs, "I Guess I Do" and
"We're Going Out Dancing
Tonight." A classic crowd
favorite everywhere is his
"Gramma's Purple Flowers."

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Baptist Church, 10 South
10th St., Fernandina Beach.
For more information, contact
the Rev. James Arthur at 261-

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. in Fernandina Beach.
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.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the
Fernandina 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.

A three-day scrapbook-
ing retreat hosted by local
Creative Memories consultant
Amy Jo Marasco will be held
at Honey Creek Conference
Center in Waverly, Ga., Jan.
30-Feb. 1. Cost of $210
includes accommodations,
meals, workspace, atten-
dance gift and assistance.
Only four spaces are left and
registration closes Jan. 12.
Call 261-0554 or e-mail ama-
rasco@ bellsouth.net.

Steve Kaufman will con-
duct a three-day, all levels
flat-picking guitar workshop
Jan. 30-Feb. 1, hosted by
The Florida House at 20-22
S. Third St., Fernandina
Beach. Workshop price is
$200. Call 261-3300 or e-mail
innkeepers @floridahouse-

Chillyin' With the
Animals of RAIN, the second
annual membership meeting
and dedication of the rescue
group's dog kennels, cattery,
and memorial gardens, will be
held Jan. 31 from 2-5 p.m. at
The board of directors will
cook up their special chili
recipes and all the fixings.
RAIN will mail out directions
and more details. Call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail rainhu-

* Saturday, Feb. 29
Archaeology Day with the
Florida Public Archaeology
Network and the University
of Florida
Hands-on activities help
people of all ages learn about
the artifacts discovered at the
park and what they tell us
about life at Kingsley
Plantation. Archaeologists
will lead tours of the grounds
throughout the afternoon.
Noon-4 p.m. Archaeology
booth and hands-on activi-
1 p.m. Review of current find-
ings & tour by archaeolo-
3 p.m. Guided walk by park

Ticket information
The Songwriters Circle
will be held Saturday at the
European Street Cafe,
5500 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville, from 8-9:30
p.m. Tickets are $10 at the
door. Visit www.picker-
sandsingers.com or con-
tact Ray Lewis at (904)

Mangum excels at adapt-
ing his music to the situation
and performs solo, duo and
trio-up to a full Western swing
band called The Cowboy
Orchestra. His band was
twice named "Best Country
Band" in North Florida and

South Georgia in the 1990s.
Visit www.cdbabycom/lar-
rymangum. (Also see at
itunes.com and amazon.com.)

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1 green bell pepper (seed-
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1/2 Ib feta cheese, crum-
bled (or to taste)
1 cup kalamata olives
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in a large bowl, except for feta
cheese. Pour the dressing
over. Crumble a little feta over
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101 Card of Thanks
102 Lost & Found
103 In Memoriam
104 Personals
105 Public Notice
106 Happy Card
107 Special Occasion
108 Gift Shops
201 Help Wanted
202 Sales-Business
203 Hotel/Restaurant

Work Wanted
Live-in Help
Child Care
Business Opportunity
Schools & Instruction
Mortgage Bought/Sold
Stocks & Bonds

Money To Loan
Livestock & Supplies
Garage Sales
Articles for Sale

Photo Equipment & Sales
Air Conditioners/Heaters
Home Furnishings
Muscial Instruments
Building Materials

Business Equipment
Garden/Lawn Equipment
Wanted to Buy
Free Items
Boats & Trailers
Boat Supplies/Dockage
Sports Equipment Sales
Recreation Vehicles
Computers & Supplies

801 Wanted to Buy or Rent
802 Mobile Homes
803 Mobile Home Lots
804 Amelia Island Homes
805 Beaches
806 Waterfront
807 Condominimus
808 Off Island/Yulee
809 Lots
810 Farms & Acreage
811 Commercial/Retail
812 Property Exchange

Investment Property
West Nassau County
Kingsland/St. Marys
Camden County
Other Areas
Roommate Wanted
Mobile Homes
Mobile Home Lots

Vacation Rentals
Bed & Breakfast


102 Lost & Found

needs medication ASAP. Male, black &
white. Kids miss their pet!! Please call
277-8043 or 556-9663.
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.
Reward. (904)415-6004

104 Personals

Run your ad STATEWIDE and SAVE
$$$! - Run your classified ad in over
100 Florida newspapers reaching over
4 MILLION readers for $475 - that is
less than $4 per newspaper. Call this
newspaper or (866)742-1373 for more
details or visit www.florida-classifieds.
com. 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
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD - 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

201 Help Wanted

KITCHEN PREP - Espressos Cafe,
Amelia Island Upscale Tuscan Style
Cafe. Fax resume to (904)491-9810.
$18.37-$32.51/hr. Now hiring. Many
positions available. For application and
free Gov't job info., call American
Assoc of Labor (913)599-7976, 24 hrs.,
emp. serve.
Carriers needed in the Fernandina
area. Call (904)225-9170 ext. 3.
distribution company looking for online
trainers. Teach over the internet.
Flexible hours, work from home.
www.FutureFreedom.net. ANF
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
RN, CNA - needed for Home Health
Care visits in Fernandina and surround-
ing area. Flexible Hours, Part Time.
Apply online at www.nfhsonline.com.
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.



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201 Help Wanted
DRIVER - Join PTL today. Company
drivers earn up to 40cpm. 1/2cpm
increase every 60K miles. Average
2800 miles/wk. www.ptl-inc.com. Call
(877)740-6262. ANF
The following positions are opened
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
LPN's - Part-time day and evening
shifts for ICF/MR facility. Must have
Florida Nursing License.
Fax resume to (904)261-5517.
DRIVERS - ASAP! Sign-on bonus 35-
41cpm. Earn over $1000/wk. Exc ben-
efits. Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent OTR.
(877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com.
NOW AVAILABLE! - 2009 Post Office
jobs. $18-$20/hr. No experience. Paid
training. Fed. benefits. Vacations. Call
(800)910-9941 today! Ref#FL08. ANF
PEDIATRIC OFFICE - hiring for M.A./
Front Desk Office position. Experience
preferred. Fax resume to (904)491-
established real estate company. Full
time. Experience not required. Compu-
ter skills. Saturday required. Drug
test. Fax resume to (904)261-9479.

S 204 Work Wanted
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

CONCRETE WORK - All types slabs,
driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. No
job too big or too small. Licensed &
insured. (904)491-4383

REMODEL WORK - Licensed & insured
contractor. Home repairs/mobile home
repairs, demolition work, home maint.,
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal,
window & door replacements, &
everything in between. (904)491-4383


Real Estate, Inc.

* 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
*Approx 1,800 s.f Retail Bldg * 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
* DEER WALK - 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. 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
*Approx 1,650 s.f +/- at 13 N. 3rd St,
just off of Centre St Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo.+ util &tax
SCorner of Centre and 4th St. High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
*Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
+ tax.


204 Work Wanted

Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
OWNERS! - Turn your rental over
quickly between tenants. Over 18
years exp. Upgrades, construction
repairs, re-key, carpet clean, repaint, &
more. Free estimate. (904)206-0005.
License. Bonded.
HOME REPAIRS - All types of home
repair & improvements, mobile homes
also. Dependable service. Licensed,
bonded, & insured. Call Mark Bullington
at (904)277-8780.

206 Child Care

Good w/children a must. Some morn-
ings, nights, weekends. $20/day or
$100/wk. Call (904)277-2749.

207 Business

$3000 to $7,000/Wk. Potential
returning phone calls. Full training &
support 24/7. NO selling. NO products.
NO MLM. www.livericheasy.com. (866)
391-3048. ANF

day by simply returning phone calls.
No selling. Not MLM. Discover financial
freedom from a powerful & proven
business activity. (888)248-5559.
HighwayToAbundance.com. ANF

ear800 in a day? 25 local machines
& candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. Call us: We will not be
undersold! ANF
technology, easy sell. $399 to start
includes your own website. See a
demo. Go to www.CWstart.com (407)
375-6505, Dan. ANF

301 Schools &

Post Office Now Hiring - Avg pay
$20/hr or $57K/yr including Federal
Benefits & OT. Placed by adSource, not
affiliated w/USPS who hires. Call (866)
713-4492. ANF
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
high paying Aviation Maintenance Car-
eer. FAA approved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)
349-5387. ANF

S 503 Pets/Supplies
approx 1.5 yrs old, full blooded, no
papers. Call 225-9601 after 6pm or
491-6800 before 5pm

601 Garage Sales
CLEARANCE - 1/2 price on Christmas
items. Furniture & assorted items
reduced. 509 S. 8th St.
buy and sell used furniture and
household items. 463477 SR200 A1A.
(904)225-0577 or (904)225-9377
GARAGE SALE - 9650 Causeway PI.,
behind Super Wal-Mart. Multi-family.
Lots of clothes, household items, lawn
equipment, TV, etc. Sat. 1/3, 8am.
GARAGE SALE - Sat. 1/3 & Sun. 1/4,
8am-12 noon. Household items,
furniture, appliances. 1920 Sunrise Dr.,
off Atlantic.

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fax 904*261-3698

511 Ash Street* P.O. Box 766
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

I 601 Garage Sales I
YARD SALE - Sat. 1/3, 8am - ?
85647 Ashley Ave. Furniture, house-
hold items, treadmill, clothes, etc.
Everything must go!
GARAGE SALE - Saturday at Lisa's
house across from YMCA at 8am. After
Christmas clean out. Don't miss it!
2106 Jekyll Ct.

603 Miscellaneous

Donate Your Vehicle - Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
(888)468-5964. ANF
SOFT TUB JACUZZI - w/accessories.
Asking $300. (716)208-3767
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

607 Antiques
& Collectibles

WANTED: War Souvenirs - CASH
PAID. Collector seeking US, German,
Japanese items. Single or whole
collections. (904)316-8513

610 Air Conditioners

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

Place Your Ad


(904) 261-3696

Countryside Apartments

Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm

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

Beautiful 2nd floor 3BR/3BA Beachside Villa on the AIP
Priced to sell at $1,685,000!!!
MLS # 47229 Unit # 448

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In estate. $6,500. (716)208-3767

802 Mobile Homes

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

804 Amelia Island Homes

location for your custom home or
investment. Sacrifice price of only
$50,000. (904)477-2679

ON ISLAND - 3BR/2BA plus office.
Special financing. $259,500. Jean
Hable, C-21, John T. Ferreira (904)

S 805 Beaches

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-

in Sand Dollar Villas. Recent multi-
million renovation. Best view in
complex, on 3rd floor. $425K.


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*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,w/2
car garage + utilities, pool & tennis
included. $950/mo.
*2BR/1.5BA on Kentucky Ave
$850/mo + util.
*2BR/2.5BA w/ garage at Marsh Lakes
Reduced to $1,000/mo + util. unfurn.
Pet friendly.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt.
$1,000/mo. + util.
*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. + util.
*3BR/1.5BA at 428 S. 14th Street
$975/mo. + util, $1,500 sec. dep.
* 2BR/I BA oceanfront Gar. Apt., 2822
S. Fletcher $1,150/mo. + util
*2BR/2BA at the Cottages at Stoney
Creek. Just off island, very nice
upgrades $1,000/mo + util
* 1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. - 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information
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RESERVE - off Old Bluff onto 95053
HOMES. Each 4/2/2 in your charming,
exclusive, walled cul-de-sac neighbor-
hood/river view on approach/lush
grass/perfect mix of shade and
sun/across from THE PLANTATION
SHOPS. One for your family and one
for "?" next door/each $359,000 after
$10,000 cash rebate. Details from
owner @ 1-703-623-7031.
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

806 Waterfront

852 Mobile Homes

2BR TRAILER - Nassauville. Big yard,
over acre. Call for more details. $750/
mo. + $750 deposit. (904)753-0165

BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
3BR DOUBLEWIDE - on 1 acre
property in Yulee. $700/mo. + $700
sec. deposit. (904)572-2330
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
2BR MOBILE HOME - on 1 acre land,
newly remodeled, with pond. Great
fishing. $625/mo. (904)491-8768

Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call NICE 2BR - unfurnished, $480/mo.
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H. BEAUTIFUL 3BR - furnished, $990/
Lasserre, Realtor. mo. (904)225-5151

807 Condominiums I
CONDO - 2BR/2BA furnished, plus
garage. FHA financing. $139,900. Jean
Hable, Century 21, Ferreira. (904)753-
$329,000. Approx $100K below
appraisal. Upscale furnishings included.

808 Off Island/Yulee
NORTH HAMPTON - Marsh front
estate home. 4000+ sq. ft., 5BR/4BA.
Offered at $750,000. Call owner (407)
S 809 Lots
OWNER FINANCING - Large lot near
Kingsley Plantation & Big Talbot area.
Borders state park. Marsh views. Ft.
George Rd. Reduced for quick sale.
$149,000. (904)249-0346
MARSH FRONT LOT - in Jordon's
Cove on McGirts Creek. Approx. 3/4
acre. $99K. Financing available. Call

851 Roommate Wanted
MATURE FEMALE - seeking pleasant,
peaceful house share or studio apt. on
Amelia Island. Quiet, responsible,
respectful with great references. (802)
779-5453 (cell).

Spoy or Neuter .

I 854 Rooms
$150/wk. Service animals only. (904)

855 Apartments

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

856 Apartments

rent starting at $625. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS - for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at www.atcdevelopment.com.
SPECIALS - Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
(904) 277-1983.
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
Oceanview 1BR/1BA - Patios, carp-
eted. Sewer/water/gbg incl. $650/mo.
+ $750 dep. Yr lease. 337 N. Fletcher.
2BR apt. also avail. (904)556-5722
ON ISLAND - in mobile home park. 2
& 3BR very nice remodeled SWMH
starting at $175/wk./$695/mo. + dep.
Utils avail. Furn Or unfurn. 261-5034
OCEAN SIDE 2BR/1BA - Main Beach
area, ocean view, large deck. 12 mo.
lease. $850/mo. + utilities. Call (847)
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - near
beach. Renovated. Patio, W/D, new
appliances. $1100/mo. 833A Tarpon
Ave. (904)206-0817

856 Apartments
2BR/2BA - 1400 sq. ft., next to Super
Wal-Mart, all appliances, community
pool. $875/mo. + dep. (904)753-1522
OCEANVIEW - Upstairs duplex, 2BR/
1BA. A/C, hardwood floors, dish-
washer, W/D hookup. $850/mo. 57 S.
Fletcher. (904)277-7622
Bank Foreclosures - 4BR $25,000
only $225/mo. 3BR $12,500 only
$199/mo. 5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr. For listings (800)366-9783 ext
5669. ANF
COZY & BRIGHT - 1BR garage apt.
Historic district, 322 N. 3rd St. Big
deck upstairs, central air. $595/mo.

857 Condos-Furnished
Beautifully furnished 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo. + utilities. No
smoking. (910)695-9935
Utilities included. $1250/mo. Amelia
Island Plantation. Call Terri at (904)

858 Condos-Unfurnished
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in spec-
ial, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-9525
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - Fernan-
dina Shores. $775/mo. + deposit. No
smoking. New carpet/paint. Call 277-
1818 day, 261-3423 after 6.
3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated
community, close to shopping & school.
$1000/mo. (904)583-2009
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/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.
3/2 - $950/mo. 2/2 - $850/mo. All
these units have all the upgrades you
need! Pool, jacuzzi, and it's a gated
community! Call today (904)401-6612.
2BR/1.5BA CONDO - 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely renovated! Ameni-
ties included. $890/mo. Call (912)269-

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
3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)

1387 FIR ST. - 3BR/2BA 2-story
OCEAN VIEW 2BR - No lease. Service townhome. Only 3 yrs new, with
animals only. $800/mo. + security garage. $950/mo. First months electric
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm. free. Available now. (904)377-9791







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860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA - in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
3BR/1BA - Large lot, Harts Rd. $750/
mo. + deposit. (904)225-0353
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.
3BR/2BA - Remodeled, off Citrona Dr.
Nice neighborhood, nice yard. Refrig.,
dishwasher. $1200/mo. Call (904)206-
3 YR. OLD 3BR/2BA - private mid-
island location. Granite countertops,
appl's, gas FP, water softener, sec &
sprinkler syst. Yard maint incl. $1000/
mo. 2943 Amelia Rd. (904)206-0304
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.
$1050/mo. (904)583-1106
OFF ISLAND - 3BR house on 2.5 acres
fenced. Also, single wide mobile home
on 1/2 acre fenced. Pets allowed.
AT THE BEACH - Modern 2BR/1BA.
Washer/dryer, 2-car garage. $900/mo.
+ deposit. (904)491-3288
WAS $850 NOW ONLY $695 - Clean
2BR cottage, cent. air, laundry room,
mega-storage, carport, big corner lot.
403 N. 4th St. Downtown. 261-6846
SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
3/2 DW - approx 1700 sq ft.
Fireplace, DW, utility room, 2 refers, 1
acre. $900/mo + deposit. (904)556-

Surfside Properties,

860 Homes-Unfurnished
PAGE HILL SUBD. - 3BR/2BA. $1100/
mo. (904)583-1106
TIMBER CREEK - 3000 sq. ft. con-
crete block waterfront home. 4BR/3BA
with large bonus gourmet kitchen,
screened porch, 2-car garage. $1195/
mo. (904)860-5564
2200SF HOME - 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1450/
mo. 2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! - $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
BEACHWAY - Beautiful 4BR/2BA 1800
s.f. home in a wonderful neighborhood.
2-car garage, sec. syst., water soften-
er, & large bkyd. Must see! $1150/mo.
HOUSE FOR RENT - 434-B Tarpon
Ave. Ocean view 3BR/2BA, 1550sf,
spacious rooms & garage. $1200/mo.
Call (270) 933-2953.

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* 205 S. 9th Street 3/1, Neat small home $725/mo.
* 340-A Tarpon Ave 2/2 2 blocks from the beach $750/mo.
includes water
* 806 S. 9th Street 3/1, older home, near downtown
* 535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo. includes water.
* 463313 SR 200 2/1 Block home w/fenced yard.
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* 16 N. 18th Street - 4BR/2BA two car garage, large deck with
fenced in yard. Includes lawn service. $1295
* 1613 Canterbury Lane - 4BR/2BA home has formal living and
dining room with additional family room. Includes lawn care.
* 19 Marsh Bay Court - 3BR/2BA Beautiful home located in cul-de-
sac, solid surface counter tops in kitchen and baths. Lovely lanai.
* 1311 Broome Street - 3BR/2BA Lovely home with hardwood
floors, large fenced in yard with screened in garage for extra enter-
taining. Close to Historic downtown Fernandina Beach. $1150
* 2123 Ciera Lane (Arbours) - 3BR/2BA Rear fenced in yard, new
A/C system, and water softener. $1100
* 415 Georgia Ave - 3BR/2BA Home has fireplace in family room,
screened in patio, security system and two car garage. Rent includes
lawn and pest control. $1495
* 95053 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered
patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fire-
place in living room. $1795
* 95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered
patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fire-
place in living room. $1795
* 96398 Otter Run Dr. - 3BR/2BA Home has a fireplace in the liv-
ing room, new carpet & paint. Two car garage. $1250
* 86648 Cartesian Point - 3BR/2BA great home with rear fenced
yard, in wall network, and garage. Rent includes pest control.
* 76407 Long Leaf Loop (Timber Creek) - 4BR/3 1/2BA Large
home in new neighborhood with community pool, and clubhouse.
* 86550 Cartesian Point Drive (Cartesian Point) - 3BR/2BA
Great home in very nice area. Close to Jax. $1200
* 86016 Cherry Laurel (Hickory Village) - 3BR/2BA Home locat-
ed just off 1-95. Great room opens to a beautiful kitchen with stain-
less steel appliances. $1250.

* 1N 4th Street Apt. C - 1BR/1BA Located inhistoric district $650

* 883-B Mary Street - 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one
car garage. $950
* 1582 Park Lane - Granny flat with mini kitchen. $600
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) - 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to
the Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
* 2999 1st Ave. B - 3BR/3.5BA. 2 car garage. Ocean views. Screened
porch & short walk to beach. $1695
* 2840-A S. Fletcher up and downstairs - 2BR/1BA, newly reno-
vated with new appliances. Oceanfront. Great views. $1250
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Airy floor
plan. $1100 Reduced to $995
* 4750 Westwind Court (Colony) - 2BR/2BA large two car garage.
Unit includes fireplace, whirlpool tub, and jennaire grill in kitchen.
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* 4-4.\ M ' 1.II t.\ln.. Woods) - 2BR/2BA condo located one
block from beach. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn
service. $900
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town
home located in a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal
waterway Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service.
* 2700 Mizell 504-A - 3BR/2BA enjoy summer days in the com-
munity pool. Water, garage, sewer, lawn and pest control included.
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place - 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated
community. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator
in garage. $1450
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) - 2BR/2.5BA Beautiful main-
tained home located across from neighborhood park. Wood floors
throughout lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes
courtyard for relaxing evenings. $1400
* 6353 Fernandina Shores - 2BR/1 1/2 BA Great condo located on
Tarpon Ave., furnished. $1050
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wonderful get away
for the winter then come take a look at this wonderful home on the
ocean with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood
floors, modern bathrooms, casual furnishings, and windows every-
where.The upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the
beach. Home is completely furnished and ready for your enjoy-
ment. $2250
* 2700 Mizell 401-B - 3BR/2BA Fully furnished. All appliances and
cookware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100



Marsh Cove Features:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675
* Located on the marsh
* Swimming pool

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

863 Office
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
SEVERAL OFFICES - from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.

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from the beach and you can walk to the shops and
restaurants at The Gateway to Amnelir center!

C0M A! (904) 261-0791

www. atcdevelopment.com

863 Office
OFFICE SPACE - Zoned MU1. 500 sq.
ft. Primo location. Available January.

864 Commercial/Retail

High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.3. Courson
Fernandina Beach
Showroom, offices and warehouse
with large overhead doors.
SADLER ROAD - Office/Warehouse
space. Over 3000 sq. ft. (1100 sq. ft.
central air/office space). 2 overhead
doors. Plenty of parking. Great
location. Available Sept. '08. Call Tony

l"f Club
BestAddress in FernandinaBeach

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms

/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
/ Business Center
/ Gated Community

$309,900 - Marsh Bay Ct. - MLS# 47804
3BR/2BA in Village @ Marsh Lakes
Brad Goble - 261-6166

$725,000 - Fernandina Cay - MLS# 43544
3BR/3BA - Great Ocean View
Nip Galphin - 277-6597

$189,900 - MLS# 47177
Like New 3BR/2BA in Nassau Lakes
Brad Goble - 261-6166

$1,200,000 - So. 8th Street - MLS# 43189
1.3ac Out-Parcel - Concurrency, Utilities
Nin Galnhin - 277-6597

$1,495,000 - S. Fletcher, Ocean Front - MLS# 45255
On two buildable lots. Demo & Rental permits in place.
Brad Goble - 261-6166

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$585,000 - Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365
4BR/3BA - 2578st - In Seaside Subdivision
Nip Galphin - 277-6597

$425,000 - S. Fletcher Lot 50'x100'
Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.t.
Brad Goble - 261-6166

$157,000 - The Palms - MLS# 45243
2BR/2BA - Many Upgrades
Rrad o nhle - 961-6166

$172,000 -1311 Broome- MLS# 47106
1375 s.f. Open Floor Plan
Brad Goble - 261-6166

* Lanceford Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Barrington Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* South 8th Street * Commercial Lot $210,000 #43209 * Nip Galphin - 277-6597
* Beach Street * Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166


Yulee US 17/A1A
1,200 sf @ $650/mo.

Tyler Plaza Yulee
Retail/Office 1,275-4,455 sf

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

High Visibility Stand Alone
Bldg. 7,468 sf. 8th St,
$4,500/mo. NNN

Smoothie Franchise for Sale
Turnkey. $60,000 O.B.O.

Warehouse - 4,368 sf
Hair Salon - Mid Island
Turnkey. $35,000

www.acrfl.com * 904.261.2770

Amelia Coastal Realty
S08 S.81th St.
S oat Femandina Beadi FL 32034
aos . 8 s.

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A1A In Yulee - High visibility small 2157 Pebble Beach - 3BR/2.5BA Amelia Lakes Condos- One bedroom
office suites. Located near A1A and w/upgraded kitchen, granite counter and two bedrooms units available.
Highway 17. Wireless internet and tops, stainless steel appliances. 2 car Large pool, workout facilities and gated
security system provided. As low as garage, swimming pool. W/D, lawn community. r.ni. ir f-inN,, ..... to
$350/mo care included. On Island. I 4 . ',i... $950.00/mo
Nassau County's Premier Property Management Specialists
85449 Bostwick Wood - 5 or 6BR/4.5BA, master suite downstairs with 4944 Windward Cove-4BR/2BAhomewith splitfloor plan. Screened in
upgraded kitchen. Screened lanai overlook lake. 1/2 off first months rent. porch, fenced in back yard. Short walk to beach. Lawn care. On Island.
Offsland. $2,295/mo $1,300/mo
2741 OceanOaks- 5iiNl i - ill, lI,. - ii nniri.,, p...1 .t, n,.l i nl I n 86860 Cartesian Pointe - 4BR/2BA 2,167 sq. ft. with fenced backyard,
and porch. Formal tilr.irn, 7i1h h., aklI f- ...I..1.. .h ir-I . I" . i' . deckand pergola. Irrigation andwatersoftener Free monthwith 12mo
and pool care. On Island. $2,150/mo lease. OffIsland. $1,295/mo
2919 South Fletcher - 3BR/2.5BA beautifully decorated furnished 2642 Delorean - 3BR/2BA home with bamboo floors throughout main
townhouse. Front deck with ocean view. Lawn care utilities included. On living Upgraded kitchen. Screened in lanai and fenced in backyard. On
Island. $2,000/mo Island. $1,250/mo
1913 Perimeter Park - 3BR'2.5BA home -.uh li . .r li.in, ,,l d..ining. 833D Tarpon - 2BR/1.5BA home completely furnished and all utilities
Masterwith garden tub and granite counter ...p., in iinr. i - '-. n..., included. On Island. $1,250/mo
86136 Remsenburg - 4BR/3.5BA with master suite downstairs. Bonus . 7.* ,n...n~ i, ...r - , .ih :.\t,...ir, h irh nivupgrades. 1903sq.
room/den upstairs, screened backlanaiwith fenced backyard overlooking fi1 l i .la .b in i.�'..in S� i :, i., ....
5th tee. Fireplace in family room Available mid Jan. Off Island. $1900/mo

95118 Sandpiper - 2BR2.5BA oceanfront condo with deck over looking
ocean. Furnished or unfurnished. Utilities included. On Island. $1,895/mo
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l1I7 r.S [J'ill In h..-.4 -.[- i.-. l mi r. ...T.| l n l iru,.i !- -;' . ...
1984 Burnham - 3BR/3BAwith formal living and dining. Hardwood floors
throughout with upgraded kitchen and stainless steel appliances. 2
masters suites. 2 car garage. On Island. $1,795/mo

96679 Arrigo- 3BR/2BA 1,650 sq. ft. home with covered lanai. Off Island.
97228 Morgans Way - 3BR/2BA home on large lot. 1,450 sq. ft Nice
screened porch and fenced backyard. 2 car garage. Off Island.
76237 Long Pond Loop- 4BR/2BA 1903 sq ft. home with eat in kitchen
and 2 car garage. OffIsland. $1,150/mo

'970W9 Coopers Way - 3BlWvBA house on large lot. Wood floors and 1
86059 Remsenberg - 3BR/:iri;\i i . i l IT home. Huge back yard. cargarage. Offlsland. $1,100/mo
Includes wireless internet. (n 1.1 ,rJ ?i , .r. , ..

86205 Eastport - 3BR/2BA home on golf course. Open and bright.
Irrigation and security. Lawn care included. Available Jan. Off Island.
1881 Floyd - 3BR/2BA with detached garage. Tilt f....r. Ih...u....ur
Walking distance to the YMCA Lawn care included. (', 1, 50i 1 I ... i .
989 Ocean Overlook- 4BR/2BA home on pond. Screened lanai and split
floor plan. On Island. $1,500/mo
823 N. Fletcher - 2BR/1BA furnished condo with ocean view and
sunroom. On Island. $1,400/mo

96020 RuArli,, . iR ?Ti\ h..r, - ..n p. .1 Split floor plan with fresh
p aint i ( i - , ln r i 'I llIT.. ,
232 N. 6th - 3BR/2BA home with hardwood floors. Beautiful porch.
Many upgrades. On Island. $1,050/mo
519 S. 14th - 3BR/2BA home with fenced in back yard. On Island.
2:.2 ill.c ir. : i- .',.E.\ I...,rbh.. ", ;. h iIdiir, tile floors. Lawn
c irc i.nt li, ll I Id l ibh: u - F i h I in l. i ~ .1 1 11 111 l nii ,
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86158 Sand Hickory- Beautiful 4BR/3BA home. Bonus room has full bath.
2500 sq. ft. Formal living room and dining room. On pond. Off Island 86088 Santa Barbara - 2BR/2BA home. Each bedroom has own bath.
$1395/mo Fenced backyard and 1 car garage. Off Island. $950/mo
2184B 1st Ave - 3BR/2.5BA with brand new carpet and fresh paint. Many 4807 St. Marc - 2BR/2BA town home with large oversized master suite.
upgrades. 2 car garage On Island. $1,300/mo On Island. $900/mo

Want Your Property Listed Here? Call Today For A Free Rental Analysis.
Full Descriptions and Photos Available at www.ChaplinWilliamsRentals.com

864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate

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

901 Automobiles
'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.
Police Impounds - '95 Honda Civic
$500. '96 Toyota Camry $600. '97
Honda Accord $700. For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275. ANF
Police Impounds For Sale - '96
Honda Civic $500. '00 VW Jetta $900.
For listings call (800)366-9813 ext
9271. ANF



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