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'Business is

slow' at the

- pawnshop
RYAN SMITH
News-Leader


As the slowing economy lowers
businesses' bottom lines across the
county, local pawnbrokers say they
are feeling the pinch as well. Fred
Lindes, owner of Island Pawn, 1421
South 10th St., said fewer people
are coming into his shop these days
intending to buy.
However, many people are com-
ing in to pawn or sell their property
- and therein lies the problem.
"When people start bringing things
in, and you're overloaded with stuff
and you can't sell it, then business
is slow," Lindes said. "Basically most
of the pawnbrokers are doing guns
and gold, and that's basically it. I
can always sell a gun. Even if it sits
on the shelf for a while, we can
recoup our money."
Lindes said he has had to stop
accepting many items because
his shop has become overstocked
as more people pawn their posses-
sions and fail to pick them up.
Items such as gold-plated jewelry,
watches and tools simply aren't
good investments anymore, he
said.
"If I get enough (gold-plated jew-
elry) - if I get a barrel of it - I can
send it off and get a little money for
it," he said. "And if I would have
taken all the watches from
November and December, I'd prob-
ably have a barrel. All the guitars, I'd
probably have 30 or 40 - and we
don't have the room.
"You find out what will sell
and won't sell," he added. "You
can go down to Wal-Mart and pick
up a watch cheaper than I can
sell it."
Lindes said he's seen a slight
uptick in customers who want loans
on items they might not pawn dur-
ing healthier economic times, such
as gold necklaces and engagement
rings. "Now with the economy like
it is - that might be in their jewelry
box, but they say, 'Hey, I need 20
bucks or 50 bucks,' and they bring
it in," he said.
Lindes said the economic down-
turn is affecting other pawnbrokers
as well. "When I call the other pawn
shops they tell me the same thing,"
he said. 'They're backing off every-
thing and just taking the essentials
they know they can get their money
out of."
rsmith@fbnewsleadercom


RYAN SMITH/NEWS-LEADER
Fred Lindes, above, owner and operator of Island Pawn, 1421
South 10th St., says not as many people are coming into his shop
to buy these days due to the economic downturn. However, many
people come in to sell or pawn their property. Jessica Miller,
below, owner of Fifi's Fine Resale consignment shop on South
Eighth Street, says her business has seen an increase in consign-
ers putting clothes up for sale in her shop.


'People are trying to make

money any way they can'


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
The economic recession has,
unfortunately, touched nearly every-
one in the area in one way or anoth-
er, with the loss of employment or
decreases in revenue. Local busi-
nesses are especially susceptible to
economic changes. But because of
the give-and-take nature of the busi-
ness, consignment stores are affect-
ed in a slightly different way.
Jessica Miller, owner of Fifi's Fine
Resale consignment shop on South
Eighth Street, says she's seen an
increase in consigners over the past
year because "people are trying to
make money any way they can."
Miller has also noticed a differ-
ence in the type of consigners com-
ing in, with people new to consign-
ments bringing in better quality new,
unused items from local clothing
shops.
And because people are becom-
ing more aware of "green" practices,
more and more are jumping on
board with the idea that buying re-
sales will help the environment.
But, she says, unlike some sister
consignment shops in more popu-
lated areas, her store has been "feel-
ing the pinch like everyone else."
The resurfacing of South Eighth
Street earlier in the fall, she said,


also took its toll on business.
Not all her items are used, said
Miller. Many items come from bou-
tiques that are overstocked, and her
new jewelry comes from shows in
Atlanta and Miami. Vendors and local
artists also come into her store to
sell jewelry.
Miller said her sales are also
more affected by tourism than she
ever expected, but she said she
remains "nothing but optimistic"
about the future of her store.
The National Association of
Resale and Thrift Shops noted in a
press release that NARTs members
reported "significant increases in
both sales and inventory" during the
months of September and October
2008. A survey found that 89.9 per-
cent of stores nationally had an
increase in new customers and 79.3
percent had an increase in consign-
ers. A higher quality of incoming
merchandise was also reported by
54.7 percent of owners.
Consignment shop owners,
according to NARTs, have also been
developing marketing programs
aimed at attracting a new type of cus-
tomer that previously has not been
familiar with consignments.
November, surprisingly, was the
best month of the year for Renee
CONSIGN Continued on 6A


County gets new



top prosecutor

SHANNON MALCOM New Fourt
News Leader Judicial Distri


Local attorney Wesley White has
been appointed director of the Nassau
County State Attorney's Office.
He will replace Assistant State
Attorney Stephen Bledsoe, who will
return to the Jacksonville office.
Bledsoe had replaced Granville "Doc"
Burgess after he won election as coun-
ty judge in 2006.
White, who has a law practice in
Fernandina Beach and lives in Yulee,
will become the county's top prose-
cuting attorney.


W ite

White


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
Although PETA, or People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals, has had
its radar on the horse-drawn carriages
of St. Augustine lately, the horse-drawn
carriage operators of Fernandina
Beach say that so far they have not had
any run-ins with the group.
PETA recently sent an "urgent" let-
ter to St. Augustine Mayor Joseph
Boles regarding an incident in which
an SUV hit a horse-drawn carriage,
ejecting the passengers and startling
the horse, which bolted across four
lanes of traffic.
PETA has been working to restrict
horse-drawn carriages in other cities


across the country as well.
So far, according to the owners of
two horse-drawn carriage companies
in Fernandina Beach, there have been
no incidents here involving startled
horses and vehicles.
Cyndi Myers, owner of Amelia
Island Carriages, says the city of
Fernandina Beach has horse-drawn-
carriage guidelines that echo those of
larger cities like Savannah, Ga., and St.
Augustine - but the carriage business
here is "totally different from a large
city."
"We don't have near the traffic,"
said Myers. "The busiest street is
Centre Street." Myers also noted that


HORSE Continued on 3A


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Boomer, a white Percheron draft horse owned by Cyndi Myers of
Amelia Island Carriages, used to work on an Amish farm.


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State Attorney
Angela Corey
announced White's
appointment at a
swearing-in ceremo-
ny Tuesday at the
Nassau County
Judicial Annex.
Corey and new
Public Defender


Matthew Shirk both were sworn in
Tuesday, the first time that took place
WHITE Continued on 3A


Willette to direct


Council o
News Leader
The Council on Aging has appoint-
ed Kenneth J. Willette as executive
director of the agency. He replaces Al
Rizer, who left in October for a similar
position in Clay County.
Willette is a former executive direc-
tor of the Nassau County Economic
Development Board. More recently,
he was vice president of business
development for Florida's Great
Northwest, Inc., an economic devel-
opment agency headquartered in
Destin.
"We are delighted to have a proven
leader with Ken's background and
strategic experience to help our
agency fulfill its mission to the sen-
iors of Nassau County," said Jane
Bailey, outgoing board president, in a
press release.


n Aging
"These are par-
ticularly difficult
times for non-profit
S organizations as the
number of people in
need is increasing
rapidly while the
income from federal
and state funds is
Willette decreasing," said
Tom Silverio, incom-
ing board president.
"We are beginning the greatest
increase in the number of senior citi-
zens that our country has ever expe-
rienced. As the Baby Boom genera-
tion advances into retirement age, the
number of adults age 65 and over is
expected to triple."
The Council on Aging, which offers
AGING Continued on 3A


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chasing portions of city
owned property adjacent to
the Fernandina Beach air-
port.
January 11, 1984


10 YEARS AGO

Preliminary estimates
were that the county would
spend nearly $1 million to
prevent any "Y2K" computer
bug glitches.
January 13, 1999


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Sunrise:
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Sunset:
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sunshine.
Highs in the
upper 60s
and lows in
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Sunrise:
7:25 AM
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Highs in the
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lows in the
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Fort Myers 80
Gainesville 72
Hollywood 82
Jacksonville 70
Key West 78
Lady Lake 72
Lake City 68
Madison 67
Melbourne 79
Miami 80
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Orlando 76
Panama City 64
Pensacola 62
Plant City 75
Pompano Beach 81
Port Charlotte 77
Saint Augustine 72
Saint Petersburg 71
Sarasota 74
Tallahassee 66
Tampa 73
Titusville 76
Venice 75
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Sons of American Legion seeks members


50 YEARS AGO

Container Corp. of
America in Fernandina
Beach announced 1,000
days of operation without a
lost time injury.
January 8, 1959

25 YEARS AGO

Both the Salvation Army
and Petroferm USA
expressed interest in pur-


KEITH MASON, 1ST VICE
Sons of the American Legion

Who are "The Sons of the American
Legion" you may ask. The Sons of the
American Legion was created in 1932 as
an organization within The American
Legion. The S.AL. is made up of boys
and men of all ages whose parents or
grandparents served in the United States
military and became eligible for member-
ship in The American Legion.
Members of The American Legion,
the Sons of the American Legion, The
American Legion Auxiliary and the
Legion Riders make up what is known as
The Legion Family. All four organizations
place high importance on preserving
American traditions and values, improv-
ing the quality of life for the nation's chil-
dren, caring for veterans and their fami-
lies and, perhaps most importantly,
teaching the fundamentals of good citi-
zenship.
The Legion Family boasts a combined
total membership of nearly 4.2 million
members. The Sons of the American
Legion support The American Legion in
promoting a wide variety of programs.
S.A.L. members donate hours and money


promoting programs
like Americanism,
Community Service,
Veterans Assistance &
Rehabilitation, Child
Welfare Foundation,
Children's Miracle
Network, Special
Olympics and other children and youth
programs.
Not everyone is eligible to become a
member of the Sons of the American
Legion; there are specific membership
requirements. To be eligible, you must be
a male descendant (includes stepsons
and adopted sons) of a member of The
American Legion, or, you would also be
eligible to join the Sons of the American
Legion if you are the male descendant
(stepsons and adopted sons included) of
a veteran during World War I, World War
II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War,
Lebanon, Grenada, Panama or the
Persian Gulf War.
Eligibility dates:
World War I: April 6, 1917-Nov. 11,
1918
World War II: Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31,
1946
Korean War: June 25, 1950-Jan. 31,


OBITUARIES


Thaddeus Alston, Sr.
Thaddeus Alston Sr., the son
of the late Susan Alston Letman
and Eli White, was born July 8,
1913 in Adams Run, S.C. He was
the oldest of five siblings:
Joseph, Genieve, Rosabelle and
Carl White. He was a longtime
resident of Fernandina Beach.
On Wednesday, Dec. 24,
2008 at 4 a.m. at King's Harbor
Nursing Home, Bronx, N.Y.,
Thaddeus fought a good fight;
he finished
his course
and was
ready to be
offered up.
He leaves
to cherish his
memories,
five children,
daughter Corine Ladson of
Bronx, N.Y., Thaddeus Alston
Jr. of Bronx, N.Y., Peggy Alston
of Atlanta, Michele Alston of
Atlanta and Wayne Alston of
Fernandina Beach; one brother,
Carl (Elvita) White of Savannah,
Ga.; one sister-in-law, Elnora
White of Bronx, N.Y.; seven
grandchildren, Algernon Blue,
Latasha (Mitchell) Canty, Raven
Roberts, Montres Ladson,
Edward Ladson Jr., Angela New
and Katrina Horry; 11 great-
grandchildren; two great-great-
grandchildren; and a host of
other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date at Macedonia
AME Church in Fernandina
Beach.
R.G Ortiz Funeral Home
Bronx. NY

Martin Blacksin
Mr. Martin Blacksin, age 91,
beloved husband of Pearl
Blacksin, of Fernandina Beach,
passed away on Tuesday after-
noon, Jan. 6, 2009 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Funeral arrangements will
be announced.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors


William A
"Buddy" Booth
Mr. William A. "Buddy"
Booth, beloved husband of
Nancy Booth, passed away on
Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 2009
at Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be held
as he is laid to rest in Bosque
Bello Cemetery.
Arrangements will be
announced.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors

David H. Campbell
David H. Campbell, 49, of
Yulee passed away Saturday
morning, Jan. 3, 2009 after a
courageous battle with cancer.
He was a native of Buffalo,
N.Y., and made his home in the
Yulee-Fernandina Beach area
for the past nine years. He was
of the Lutheran faith. Mr.
Campbell was a very devoted
husband, a dedicated employ-
ee and an accomplished car-
penter. He loved the beach and


camping with his wife, Veronica,
and stepson, Jacob.
He was predeceased by his
mother, Virginia Campbell, who
passed away last year. Survivors
include his wife, Veronica
Campbell, of Yulee; stepson,
Jacob Castellanos, also of Yulee;
a son, David H. Campbell Jr.
of Conowingo, Md.; one daugh-
ter, Ashleigh Hands of Bivalve,
Md.; his father, Dale E.
Campbell of Ft. Myers; one sis-
ter, Susan L. Campbell of
Abington, Md.; and grandchil-
dren, Mariah, Madison, Chasity,
Xavier, Danielle, Lindsay,
Peyton and Karleigh.
Memorial services will be
held at noon on Saturday, Jan.
10, at 7800 Heritage River Road
in Jacksonville.
Memorial donations may be
made to the David Campbell
Memorial Fund at any
Wachovia Bank branch.
Green Pine FuneralHome

Neva Hunt
Neva Hunt, 84, of
Fernandina Beach passed away
Sunday morning, Jan. 4, 2009
at the Community Hospice
McGraw Center for Caring in
Jacksonville.
She was born Nov. 6, 1924 in
Buffalo, N.Y., and moved to
Fernandina
Beach in 2001
from Reston,
Va. Mrs. Hunt
* loved the
beach and
was an excel-
lent cook. She
was always
fashionable in her dress and
was a model when she was
younger.
Survivors include a son and
daughter-in-law, Jon and Pat
Powers of Fernandina Beach;
one brother, Martin Tullis, of
Owensboro, Ky.; a sister and
brother-in-law, Betty and Bob
Moss of Chagrin Fall, Ohio; one
granddaughter, Dawn Krass
and her husband, Ed; a niece,
Candice, and nephew, Milton.
Services will be private. In lieu
of flowers, the family suggests
memorial donations be made to
Community Hospice of N.E.
Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Road,
Bldg. 100, Suite 101,
Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Green Pine FuneralHome

JoAnn Rush Phillips
JoAnn Rush Phillips, age 74,
passed away Jan. 4, 2009 at
Jacksonville Nursing and Rehab
Center in Jacksonville after a
lengthy illness.
JoAnn was born in Forest
City on Aug. 31, 1934. She was
raised in
Jacksonville,
graduating
from Andrew
Jackson High
School in
1953. She
became an
office super-
visor at Prudential, married, had
two sons and later moved to
Tallahassee. There she worked
at both Tallahassee Memorial


FOR THE RECORD


Waterfront redevelopment projects are among items on a list
that city lobbyists will take to Washington, D.C., to seek federal
funding. A box on page 6 Dec. 31 inadvertently omitted water-
front redevelopment, the first item on the list.

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Hospital and Tallahassee
Community Hospital as an
office manager. She eventually
opened a small dress shop,
Typhanie's Fashions, and con-
sidered this one of her greatest
achievements. She was also a
member of Fellowship Baptist
Church. She eventually closed
her business and moved to
Smithsburg, Md., to be close to
her oldest son, Charles, and
granddaughter, Typhanie.
There she was a member of
Smithsburg Valley Baptist
Church. Later, she settled in
Fernandina Beach to be near
her son, Gregory, and his fam-
ily to help raise her grandson,
Carter. She also became a mem-
ber of Amelia Baptist Church
and loved being a greeter, assist-
ing the ministry assistant and
attending Sunday school.
JoAnn worked very hard
during her life raising her two
sons while working full-time.
She survived breast cancer, the
death of her father Frank and
mothers Bernice Rush and
Mildred Hall and sister Jeanne.
JoAnn loved to read, paint and
sketch. She loved to draw greet-
ing cards and give presents. She
was always positive and strong
in her belief in God and Jesus
Christ as well as her love for
her family. She was a compas-
sionate loving person who
raised her two sons with uncon-
ditional love and understanding
and loved her two grandchil-
dren beyond belief. She loved
the churches she belonged to
throughout her life, always. She
treated everyone she met with
respect and kindness and
adored all children.
She is survived by her two
sons, Charles and Gregory, ex-
husband Charles L. Phillips,
grandchildren, Typhanie and
Carter, her brothers David and
Charles Rush, brothers Jesse
and Gene Thrower, sisters Lynn
Brooks and Jackie Harris and
also by many nieces and
nephews and spouses of her
family members.
In lieu of flowers, please
send a donation to Amelia
Baptist Church-Matewan
Mission, 961167 Buccaneer
Trail, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034.
A memorial service will be
held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.
8, 2009, at Amelia Baptist
Church, Fernandina Beach.
Please share her life story
at http://joann-phillips.memo-
ry-of.com.
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Ellen Wooten Shank
Mrs. Ellen Wooten Shank,
age 81, of Fernandina Beach
passed away on Sunday morn-
ing, Jan. 4, 2009 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Born in Kings Ferry, she
was the
daughter of
the late
Nathan
Jasper and
Alma Russell
Shank. At the
age of five,
she and her
family moved to Fernandina,
where she has been a lifelong
resident. A graduate of
Fernandina High School, she
received her teaching degree
from Florida State College for
Women. In July of 1945, in the
family home at the corner of
Atlantic Avenue and 14th Street,
she married Lawrence B.
Shank. Mrs. Shank taught in
the Fernandina Beach Public


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School System and tutored stu-
dents for many years. In 1995,
she retired from full-time teach-
ing but continued to tutor until
2005. She was a longtime mem-
ber and elder of First
Presbyterian Church of
Fernandina Beach.
She is preceded in death by
a grandson, Davis Guy.
Mrs. Shank leaves behind,
her husband of 63 years,
Lawrence B. Shank, Fernandina
Beach, a son, Russell, Shank
(Linda), Savannah, step-grand-
daughter, Jacky Guy (David),
Yulee, step-grandson, Larry
Nettles Jr. (Beth), Fernandina
Beach, two great-grandsons,
Clayton Guy and Garrett Guy,
and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. on Thursday from First
Presbyterian Church of
Fernandina Beach, with Dr.
Holton Siegling Jr. and the Rev.
Bert Swearingen officiating.
Pallbearers will be: Jimmy,
Keith and David Johnson,
Jimmy May, Larry Nettles Jr.
and David Guy.
Honorary pallbearers will
be: Wayne Johnson, Rodger
Perry, Dale Dees, Roger Smith,
Tommy Schrantz, John
Patterson, Bill Erickson, Jim
Long, Linda Erickson, Bob Cole
and the Elders, Deacons and
men of the church.
She will be laid to rest in the
family section of Kings Ferry
Cemetery at 2 p.m. on
Thursday.
Guests and friends are invit-
ed to visit from 5-7 p.m. tonight
at the funeral home.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Kathy Merritt Smith
Kathy Merritt Smith, 61, of
Atlanta and Cashiers, N.C., died
Dec. 31, 2008.
Missy, as she was known to
her friends, was born in
Greenville, S.C. Family and
friends will miss her generosity
and love for life. Missy was a
devoted mother and found her
true calling as a grandmother.
She was preceded in death

Merritt, and
is survived P
by her moth- h
er, Inez B.


Island; her
three daugh-
ters, Ashley
A. Stinson of Atlanta; Merritt
Stinson Bombeck and her hus-
band, Hjalmar, of Bozeman,
Mont.; and Brooke Stinson
Cusimano and her husband,
Frank, of Dacula, Ga.; her sister,
BA Merritt Aspinwall, and her
husband, David, of Denver,
Colo.; and three precious grand-
sons, Anthony William
Cusimano, Solomon Merritt
Bombeck and Aiden Michael
Cusimano.
A memorial service will be
held on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at 1
p.m. in the Oglethorpe Hill
Chapel at H.M. Patterson and
Son, 4550 Peachtree Road NE,
Atlanta, (404) 261-3510.
The family will receive visi-
tors in the chapel from noon to
1 p.m. prior to the memorial
service.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Church of the
Good Shepherd, Post Office
Box 32, Cashiers, NC 28717.
HM Patterson & Son
Oglethorpe Hill Chapel
Atlanta


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Vietnam Era: Feb. 28, 1961-May 7,
1975
Lebanon/Grenada: Aug. 24, 1982-July
31, 1984
Panama: Dec. 20, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990
Persian Gulf: Aug. 2, 1990 - (this eligi-
bility period remains open)
If you meet the eligibility require-
ments for membership in the Sons of the
American Legion, we'd love to have you
join our ranks!
If you need help obtaining the records
to prove your eligibility, visit The
National Personnel Records Center,
Military Personnel Records. It is the
repository of millions of military person-
nel, health, and medical records of dis-
charged and deceased veterans of all
services during the 20th century.
The Sons of The American Legion
meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of
each month at the American Legion,
Atlantic Avenue and South 11th Street
(the log cabin across from the city water
tower). For more information contact
Keith Mason at (904) 874-7070 or Rick
Dobbs at 491-1598. Applications may also
be picked up at The American Legion
Post 54, 261-7900.


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HORSE Continued from 1A
she rarely has to deal with
rude drivers, and her horses
are well-trained and used to
being in traffic.
Myers says her company's
horses - Sarge, Boomer and
Jazz - originally came from
Amish farms and are used to a
heavy workload. The horses
are on a rotating schedule, and
their average workweek is
three or four days.
Myers says she spends
eight to 10 hours a day with
the horses, but not just working
them on the streets. She
spends a lot of time cleaning
their stalls and bathing and
feeding them. The horses, she
says, have large stalls and are
given days off to graze.
Myers, who has driven
horse-drawn carriages in larg-
er cities like Charleston and
Brunswick, S.C., and Palm
Springs, Calif., says it's like any
other business, with some com-
panies taking better care of
their horses than others.
But there are times, says
Myers, when people make
comments about her working
the carriage horses.
"You do have people who
say, 'That's not right,"' says
Myers.
Myers says when that hap-
pens, she explains that she is
an animal lover herself and
tries to make the lives of her
horses as happy as they can
be. She also points out that they
love their work and enjoy peo-
ple.
'This is not a bad thing for
horses," says Myers. "It's not a
dangerous thing as long as the
safety of the horses is kept in
mind."
She noted, however, that
she would not want to operate
a horse-carriage company in a
large city like New York.
According to a PETA website,
there have been many acci-
dents between carriage horses
and traffic in New York City.
Desiree Acholla, Animals in



AGING Continued from 1A
programs now in a rented facil-
ity owned by Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, is planning an
expansion. The council intends
to move into larger quarters,
possibly in the former city hos-
pital on 14th Street.
The council is seeking fed-
eral grants for construction,
and the city and county gov-
ernments are negotiating a
new location and how to
finance their share of its costs.
Willette said he looks for-
ward to providing "the high-
est level of service to our sen-
ior population in Nassau
County. As a caregiver for my
aging mother for 22 years, my
approach to this position


SUBMITTED
Rita Jackson with her carriage tour horse, Dickson,
who works about five hours a day, five days a week but
during the summer doesn't start the job until about
6:30 p.m., to avoid the hottest weather.


Entertainment Specialist for
PETA, wrote in an e-mail that
"one of the reasons why acci-
dents are so common is that
horses are easily startled."
"PETA has received reports
about horses who were star-
tled by something as trivial as
a street performer, a barking
dog or a passing car," Acholla
wrote. "Once a 1,000-pound ani-
mal goes hurtling down the
street, it is difficult to stop him
or her - especially when streets
are congested with traffic.
More often than not, fleeing
horses are stopped not by their
drivers but by a utility pole, a
building, a car or another
object or person in their way."
"While we don't have any
specific details on accidents in
Fernandina Beach," wrote
Acholla, "please know that inci-
dents frequently go unreport-
ed, and we often get our best


comes after having been a con-
sumer of the many diverse pro-
grams offered by the Council
on Aging. I have a personal
appreciation for the impact that
we can bring to our communi-
ty."
Those programs include
transportation, Meal-On-
Wheels, in-home assistance,
adult day health care and two
senior community centers
(Fernandina Beach and
Hilliard) intended to provide
services that allow seniors to
live independently for as long
as possible.
'The ever increasing use of
our services and programs is
an affirmation of the need for
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Rita Jackson, owner of Old
Towne Carriages, has been
operating her business for 20
years and has owned her only
carriage horse, Dickson, for
about 15 years. Dickson, she
said, only works about five
hours a day, and five days a
week. During the summer, she
says, Dickson doesn't start the
job until about 6:30 p.m., to
avoid the hottest weather.
Jackson said she keeps
Dickson on 3 1/2 acres on the
island, and also has a carriage
house on South Second Street,
which she uses to keep
Dickson while he is in town.
Nassau County, she says,
requires only one-half acre per
horse, but large horses like
Dickson need at least two acres
of pasture. "He's the only car-
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pasture," she says. "I don't feel
it's enough to walk the horse in
town for exercise.... He needs
to roll around."
Jackson also limits the num-
ber of hours Dickson is in har-
ness because, "from the point
of view of the horse, while in
harness they are not getting a
break."
She said she has purposely
kept her company small
because she doesn't want to
pay to keep horses in town all
year long. She also has anoth-
er job as a nutritionist in the
health-care field, so she doesn't
need to push Dickson beyond
his limits.
Unlike Fernandina Beach,
said Jackson, Charleston, S.C.,
has a very stringent code on
the regulation of carriage
horses. That code requires
that the temperature of the
horses is taken periodically so
they don't get overheated, she
said.
"It doesn't take long for
horses to show a negative
response," she says. 'They're
affected by anything around
them, especially when they're
in harness and restrained."
Acholla wrote in her letter
to Mayor Boles, "Whether
hired for weddings, tourists or
the occasional festival, horses
work in extreme weather con-
ditions while walking on hard
pavement, inhaling exhaust
fumes and dodging traffic,
which can be terrifying to
them. In addition, the danger-
ous element of having cum-
bersome carriages pulled by
terrified, unpredictable animals
on sometimes slippery, wet
streets puts local cyclists,
pedestrians and motorists in
harm's way."
"Horses love to work," said
Jackson, "but when people
cross the line and abuse them
... then we have a problem."
"I don't want any more hors-
es than I can use," she says.
"Abuse comes when people try
to cut corners."
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SHANNON MALCOM/NEWS-LEADER
New State Attorney Angela Corey - with nieces Renee
Corey, left, and Abigail Hart - reacts after being sworn in
Tuesday by Circuit Court Judge Lance M. Day at the
Nassau County Judicial Annex.


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in Nassau County, Circuit Court
Judge Robert Foster pointed
out as he presided over the cer-
emony.
Corey said White is a "great,
great advocate of Nassau
County in particular and of the
law in general."
"I'll be resting so much eas-
ier knowing Wesley White will
be here," she said.
Corey was sworn in by
Circuit Court Judge Lance M.
Day; she, in turn, swore in the
current staff of assistant state
attorneys in Nassau County.
"I am a blessed state attor-
ney to have these attorneys
working for me," she said of
the staff.
Foster swore in Shirk, and


Shirk then swore in the current
staff of the Nassau County
Public Defender's Office.
"I owe a lot to this county,"
Shirk said. "I love this county...
and I was amazed at how high-
ly (Judge Foster) spoke of the
staff (at the Nassau County
Public Defender's Office),
and we made the decision to
leave everyone right where
they are."
Assistant Public Defender
Brian Morrissey will remain
the director of the local public
defender's office.
Corey won election in
November to replace longtime
State Attorney Harry Shorstein,
while Shirk won election to
replace longtime Public
Defender Bill White.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009/NEWS-LEADER


V MAY I HELP YOU?


HEATHER. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Providing excellent customer service at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Yulee are Linda
Norman, left, and Kathy McKenney.



They make shopping a breeze


HEATHER A. PERRY
News Leader
A holiday shopper lauded Linda Norman
and Kathy McKenney of Wal-Mart
Supercenter in Yulee for their excellent cus-
tomer service.
"Recently I was provided the opportunity
to help out two families with a total of six chil-
dren to have a brighter Christmas. My chil-
dren are all grown and moved away so I have
little knowledge about what kids are into
these days.
Linda and Kathy not only helped me stay
within my allotted budget, they helped me
pick out gifts for all these children and in
some cases even went to a different area of
the store and brought items to me at the toy
department.
"During this hectic season, it is so refresh-
ing to find such friendly, helpful associates
who are willing to go above and beyond to
help a customer. Linda and Kathy made what


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might have been a stressful experience into a
pleasurable one."
Store manager John Johnson calls his two
employees "excellent" and "outstanding," and
says they are "great ladies we are lucky to
have."
Kathy McKenney enjoys her job because
"you get to help the people that are really
worried about finding what they need."
She takes pride in the happiness on their
face when she helps them find the perfect
item for that special person.
Linda Norman likes that part, too.
Norman said the best thing about working
retail during the busy holiday season is cus-
tomers who come out to shop and need help
buying for their families.
"It makes you feel good to see the smile
on their face when you help them choose a
gift."
Both ladies enjoy leisure time with their
families, especially their grandchildren.
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IN BRIEF

Young Professionals
Council
The Young Professionals
Council of Nassau County is
scheduled to hold a general
meeting at 6 p.m. Jan 20 at the
Watson Realty Building on
South Fletcher Avenue.
Anyone interested in learning
more about or becoming
involved with the YPC is wel-
come.
The YPC is an organization
for people who live or work in
Nassau County, ages 21-40.
The goal is to provide net-
working, professional develop-
ment and community service
opportunities to members,
supporting both professional
and personal growth. The
YPC is presented by the
AIFBY Chamber of
Commerce.
Restaurant Week
Amelia Island will sponsor
its first-ever "Restaurant
Week." The new program,
which runs Jan. 25 through
Feb. 1, will offer area resi-
dents and visitors a fixed
menu, including three courses
and a beverage, ranging from
$19 to $29.
Additionally, diners may
enter to win a "Year of
Dining," with 12 $50 gift cer-
tificates to be used once a
month for an entire year.
The event is sponsored by
the Amelia Island Convention
& Visitors Bureau.
Participating restaurants
include Baxter's Restaurant,
277-4503; Beech Street Grill,
277-3662; Brett's Waterway
Caf6, 261-2660; Cafe Karibo,
277-5269; The Crab Trap, 261-
4749; Espafia Restaurant &
Tapas, 261-7700; The Frisky
Mermaid, 261-3300;
Gennaro's Italiano, 261-9400;
The Golf Club of Amelia, 277-
8015; Jack and Diane's, 321-
1444; Le Clos, 261-8100;
Marina Seafood Restaurant,
261-5310; O'Kane's Irish Pub
& Eatery, 261-1000; Thyme
Restaurant, 261-3827; The
Verandah, 321-5050.


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Count our many


blessings in 2009
Reflecting on 2008 is like
replaying a bad dream in your
mind. It was so bad for the
financial markets and the U.S. The crime rate is
economy that it seems surreal.
But reality sets in, waking low here and the
you like a sobering splash of temperature is high.
cold water. Regardless, we
should count our blessings -
and hope for a brighter tomor-


row.
Consider
these areas
of hope,
inspiration,
optimism:
* We live
in a place
that resem-
bles a post-
card. The
beaches and
marshes
and trees
here are
plentiful,
abundant
and pleasur-
able.


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MARKET
PLACE

Steve Nicklas


* Historic downtown Fer-
nandina Beach impresses like
a Normal Rockwell painting.
It is still the jewel of Amelia
Island, even though harder
economic times have beset
some businesses there.
* The crime rate is low
here and the temperature is
high. With an average climate
of 76 degrees, tempered by
ocean breezes, you would be
hard-pressed to beat it. Plus
there is little traffic or conges-
tion.
* Due to its exclusivity, the
property values on and around
Amelia Island have declined
an estimated 10 to 20 percent,
much less than in most of
Florida. And do not forget that
these declines are coming off
of extreme, rich highs.
* The recession will end at
some point, property values
will recover and tourism will
again boom. It just feels right
now that these situations are so
far off, but they may not be.
* There are new slates of
city and county commission-
ers. This new blood will pro-
vide new ideas - at least we
hope. Doing things the "way
we always did them" is not as
likely to work or be accepted
by a wary public.
* We still have major
tourism-driven events here,
such as the Isle of Eight Flags


Shrimp Festival, the
Concourse d' Elegance, the
Book Island Festival, the
Chamber Music Festival and
the jazz festival by Les
DeMerle. Even though the
professional women's tennis
tournament headed south,
these attractions as well as oth-
ers are still with us.
* New businesses are
attracted here. While these
have been predominantly the
restaurant and store chains,
there have also been profes-
sionals moving in as well as
small businesses. In addition,
the health care field has blos-
somed here, exemplified by
the state-of-the-art addition to
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau.
* Major employers here
are world-class, such as The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,
Rayonier and Smurfit-Stone.
In addition, an overflow of
business will reach our shores
from growth in Jackson-
ville such as the new interna-
tional port and financial facili-
ties.
* The local public schools
have improved substantially.
You can tell by their perform-
ances on standardized tests,
as well as their graduates
attending elite universities.
Also, Florida Community
College's Nassau Center in
Yulee offers topnotch college-
level classes and a vocational
school.
* There is an unsurpassed
presence of non-profit agen-
cies and charities here, as well
as generous donors. Also,
agencies such as the Council
on Aging provide valuable
services right here in our back-
yard.
These are hallmarks of
great communities. And bless-
ings you can count on.
Steve Nicklas is a financial
advisor who lives on Amelia
Island. He can be reached at at
753-0236
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General Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 7:00pm - Public Invited
Presentation by Stephen Heywood
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Nouveau Art
Do your own thing Members Show
Opening reception 5:30-7:00pm, January 2
Featured Artist - Tanuary/February
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Children's Art Program
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Helping people



to get, stay fit

HEATHER A. PERRY
News Leader


With the holidays behind us,
many are hopping on the exer-
cise bandwagon only to find
they need help discovering the
best way to achieve physical fit-
ness. That's where Cyndi
Roberts comes in.
"People need coaching,
using the correct form and tech-
nique on how to use their bod-
ies in the best way possible,"
said Roberts.
The 1995 Fernandina Beach
High School graduate spent
over four years in Australia
obtaining a
Certificate
Three in Gym
Instruction at
the Australian
Fitness
Network, Cer-
tificate Four at
TAFE Univer-
sity, Integrat- Roberts
ed Corrective
Exercise at
the Australian Graduate School
of Health and Sports Fitness
and since returning to the U.S.,
has achieved certification as a
Corrective Holistic Exercise
Kinesiology (CHEK) exercise
coach.
The CHEK system enables
Roberts to assess her clients'
personal fitness levels and
design programs specifically tar-
geted for their individual needs.
"I am currently working on
advanced program design and
other prerequisites for my up-
coming courses," said Roberts,
which include golf biomechan-
ics in April in Vista, Calif.
'The CHEK system of golf
conditioning is designed to
address golf-specific condition-
ing needs and in doing so,
improve performance and re-
duce the risk of injury. Using
detailed assessments and per-
sonalized programming, the
individual issues of each client
can be identified and addres-
sed," said Roberts.
Roberts graduated UNF in
2000 with a degree in physical
education. She taught biology
and personal fitness and coach-
ed volleyball and softball at
Fernandina Beach High School
before leaving for Australia in
May 2003.
"After traveling to visit
friends, I saw the market for per-
sonal trainers and was offered a


'Cyndi Roberts enjoys
working with all
age groups - she
does have a special
interest in older adult
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basis of the programs
in my studio.'
DORIS GLOVER,
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to get a visa to remain in
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as an independent contractor at
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core stability, weight loss/gain,
sport specific, elderly, postural
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health and fitness," said owner
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direction as we have the tools to
preserve our health and fit-
ness into our 70's, 80's and
beyond, if we use them. Cyndi
really believes and focuses on
this."
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NEW PROPERTYAPPRAISER


RYAN SMITH/NEWS-LEADER
Nassau County Property Appraiser Tammy Stiles speaks to supporters after being
sworn in Tuesday on the steps of the Nassau County Courthouse by Senior Judge
Robert Williams while her husband, Frank, held the family Bible. Stiles was elect-
ed to the constitutional office in November to replace Greg Haddock, who did not
seek reelection. Stiles began her career in the office in 1985 working for former
property appraiser James S. Page.


DON'T LITTER


SSPAY ~NEUTER
A Public Service Announcement by The News-Leader


Apply for

property tax

exemptions
Property owners may apply
for homestead and other prop-
erty tax exemptions now through
March 1 at offices of the Nassau
County Property Appraiser.
* James S. Page Governmen-
tal Complex, 96135 Nassau Place
#4, Yulee, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Nassau County Court-
house, 416 Centre St., Fernan-
dina Beach, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* County Building, Mickler
Street, Callahan, Monday and
Wednesday (except Monday hol-
idays), 9 am. to 4 p.m. (closed for
lunch 1-2).
For more information on the
types of exemptions available
visit www.nassauflpa.com or call
the property appraiser's office at
491-7300 or 1-888-615-4398.


Legislative

delegation to

meet on Jan.20
The Nassau County
Legislative Delegation organiza-
tional meeting and general leg-
islative hearing is scheduled at
4:30 p.m. Jan. 20, in the Com-
mission Chambers, James S.
Page Governmental Complex,
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee. The
delegation will hear public testi-
mony on general issues and
appropriations.
To be placed on the agenda of
the Jan. 20 meeting contact the
office of State Rep. Janet H.
Adkins, chair of the Nassau
County Legislative Delegation,
at 491-3664, prior to Jan. 15.


CONSIGN Continued from 1A
O'Quinn, owner of Wiggle
Worms children's store on
Sadler Road. Normally, said
O'Quinn, the seasonal change is
the busiest time of year, and
business tends to drop off in
November - but not this year.
O'Quinn also said she has
noticed more people coming in
with smaller items to consign,
"to make money just to fill the
gas tank." O'Quinn's store,
which sells half new and half
used items, has been open for
four and a half years, and busi-
ness, she says, has been grow-
ing a steady 20 to 30 percent
every year. This year was no
exception.
Charene Brown, owner of
Time After Time, also on South
Eighth Street, says she has seen
an increase in business, espe-
cially in the months of Novem-
ber and December, which were
her best months in the year. She
says she has also seen wealthi-
er people bringing their goods
in for resale, but says that it's too
early to tell whether there will
be any real changes in January.
"There have been many
reports of people shopping at
consignment shops and that
these businesses are booming,"
wrote Barbara Kent, owner of
Buy-Gones on South Seventh
Street, in an e-mail.
"Our winter weather is quite
balmy and sales during the win-
ter months are steady but not
overwhelming," she said.
"Along with gas and food price
fluctuations and the tragic news
of local businesses closing, I've
noticed that people are much
more careful in how much they
spend. They are making do with
what they have at home or pur-
chasing items on sale."
Kent said in her e-mail that
Buy-Gones now pays cash to


People are much
more careful in how
much they spend.
They are making do
with what they have
or purchasing items
on sale.'
BARBARA KENT, BUY-GONES

purchase used clothing from
customers, which has been
"very positive, especially dur-
ing the holidays when people
needed more money to cover
expenses and purchase gifts for
their children."
"The economy hasn't hurt
our business," says Suzanne
Rudge, "let's put it that way."
Rudge, owner of What's in
Resale on South 14th Street,
says she hasn't seen a big
increase in customers, and isn't
sure if customers are coming
to her store because of the
unstable economy.
"I haven't seen any slowing
down or any major change for
us," she says.
Rudge, who owns the up-
scale consignment store with
partner Barbara Sokolowski,
says business has steadily
increased every year during the
three years since opening. The
quality of._1, ..iiih-. she says, has
also gotten better. "People love
coming in here and getting the
quality but not getting the
price," she says.
"People say consignment
shops are going to do better (in
this economy)," says Rudge.
"If there's going to be a
change, 2009 is really going to
tell us whatever is going to hap-
pen."
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Red ink sure didn't hurt me any


once shocked and proud.
Maybe I better explain.
According to Britain's Daily
Mail, yet another trend is under way in which
we're turning our kids into a bunch of softies.
Many schools within the U.K have barred
teachers from marking student papers in red.
This trend has also been documented in
Australia and the United States.
As it goes, correcting pupils with red ink is
considered too confrontational and unpleasant
for the children. Many teachers prefer to grade
in more soothing colors, such as green, blue,
pink and yellow.
Red ink surely wasn't banned at St.
Germaine Catholic School in the '60s and '70s.
That school was all business, and the wonder-
ful sisters who taught there were too busy
ramming knowledge and values into us to
worry about our sensitive little egos.
It is true that the sisters were more favor-
able toward the better students. Who could
blame them. We had 40 kids or more packed
into each class.
The sisters, many of whom entered the con-
vent during the Depression years and were
getting on in years by the 1970s, were exhaust-
ed. They had little patience with underachiev-
ing runts such as me.
Whereas the better students, usually
girls, were always attentive and eager, I was
always off daydreaming in another world. I
couldn't wait until recess. I couldn't wait
Until we played keep-away, as I was good at


that. I returned to class
sweaty and rumpled and
resumed daydreaming
through the rest of the after-
noon.
I was a continual disap-
pointment to my second-
grade teacher (we called her
Sister Mary Brass Knuckles)
and, boy, did she let me have
HUMOR it. When she called me out of
ME my daydreaming world to
approach the chalkboard and
complete an equation, I was
Tom Purcell lost in left field without a
glove.
Sister never let me off easy. She never let
anybody off easy, because she saw it as her
duty to ram math, science and grammar into
our noggins.
She didn't worry about our self-esteem or
how good we felt. She knew the only way to
attain self-esteem - the only way to function as
an adult - was to be accurate and correct. She
marked up my English compositions as
though she were getting paid to use red ink.
Nobody knew it then, but she was way
ahead of her time.
A recent study by the Brown Center on
Education Policy at the Brookings Institution
found that "a nation's level of student 'happi-
ness' and 'confidence' is negatively correlated
to student achievement when compared to
other nations."
The study concluded the following: "That


Correcting pupils with red ink is
considered too confrontational
and unpleasant.


America's infatuation with the 'happiness fac-
tor' in education may be misplaced, and could,
in fact, be hurting, not helping, American stu-
dents when it comes to maintaining an interna-
tional competitive edge."
In other words, America has some of the
most smug and self-assured - and least accom-
plished - students on the face of the Earth.
Since they were babies, caring adults and edu-
cators assured them they are intelligent, attrac-
tive and wonderful - even though nobody
asked them to break a sweat earning their
wonderfulness.
So it turns out the proponents of the anti-
red-ink movement have it wrong. The good sis-
ters at St. Germaine had it right. All those red
marks on my second-grade composition
papers were unpleasant at the time, but they
did me good in the long run.
Sister would be at once shocked and proud
to learn that this daydreaming pupil eventually
woke up and went on to write a nationally syn-
dicated newspaper column.
Purcell is a humor columnist nationally syn-
dicated exclusively by CagleCartoons newspaper
syndicate.
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Story of the century
January 2009 is the beginning of a new year.
The News-Leader has the opportunity for a sec-
ond chance to get it right. You wrongly chose not
to use the leading story line on Nov. 5, the elec-
tion of Barack Obama as the 44th president of
these United States of America. His election was
the leading story in this country and indeed the
world.
You disenfranchised many residents of
Nassau County. The first time an African-
American was elected as president. You certainly
owe the African-American community an apolo-
gy. That was irresponsible journalism, to deny
this community the pride and good will of seeing
and reading a very uplifting moment in our strug-
gle for equality. You owe all of the people who
voted and worked on the campaign for Barack
Obama an apology
I know this is overwhelmingly a Republican
county, but this a fact, he is the new president.
We all have to deal with the economic disaster,
two wars and our reputation in the world.
Ironically, in your Nov. 7 edition you ran an
interview of Neil Frink (my husband), Herman
Springs and Mrs. Willie Mae Ashley asking their
opinion (about President-elect Obama). But you
missed the most historic news story of this cen-
tury.
I'm certain many will watch the inauguration
at home; myself, I plan to be in that throng of peo-
ple.
Joyce A. Frink, President
Democratic Club of Amelia Island

Crane Island
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate
Robert Weintraub, Julie Ferreira and Eric
Titcomb on their legal victory in their ongoing
efforts to preserve and protect Crane Island
("Judge: County erred on Crane Island," Dec. 31).
Accompanying my congratulations is a deep
sense of gratitude to each of them for their exten-
sive personal and financial sacrifice.
It is, at once, comforting and inspirational to
find individuals so dedicated to the cause of right
that they are willing to expend enormous
amounts of time, effort and personal funds in pur-
suit of saving a local treasure.
Again, in my opinion, all of us who value our
local environment and who find the preservation
and protection of pristine, sensitive areas, like
Crane Island, to be an essential element of our
quality of life, owe these three individuals a great
thanks. Hopefully, for everyone's sake, this skir-
mish in the battle for Crane Island will end here.
Ron Sapp
City Commissioner
Fernandina Beach

County needs park land
Re: "County eyes future park land purchases,"
Dec. 26.
What a wonderful opportunity for Nassau
County to acquire strategic park land that will
benefit our current residents and our future gen-
erations to come. We are sorely in need of land
conservation along the Amelia River, particu-
larly properties that have road access. The only
county park and boat launch ramps on the Amelia
River are on the far north end of the island.
The property that stands out in my mind is the
site of the former Down Under restaurant locat-
ed just off of A1A and under the west end of the
Shave Bridge. The property is currently on the
market and available from "willing sellers." Some
of the advantages of a park with a launch ramp
at this location are:
1. It's a wonderful spot to watch the boats
traveling up and down the Intracoastal Waterway.
2. This location for West Side boaters is much

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closer than the county marine park on the island.
3. Some parts of the old restaurant could be
rehabbed and leased out as a food concession.
4. The county could base their boats at this
location.
5. In a storm or disaster, if the bridge were
shut down, the emergency management teams
could easily shuttle personnel and supplies to and
from the island, between the yacht basin and
the park.
In addition to the Florida Forever program,
funds for the purchase of the property are avail-
able from the Florida Inland Navigation District
(FIND) and Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) plus other gov-
ernmental agencies.
This property could become the premier
park in the Nassau County. If you feel that this
would be a good location for a county park please
call, write or e-mail your county commissioner.
Their contact information is published regular-
ly on the editorial page of this newspaper.
Louis Goldman
Fernandina Beach

Public interest
I must admit I never cease to be amazed by
the county government's inability to perceive
how its actions are viewed by many members of
the taxpaying public. Perceptions can be very
important. It is obvious that the county either
does not know or does not care when it runs over
the public interest - and steps outside state laws.
First, I think sole-source contracting by the
county holds the seeds of corruption. It creates
the impression, if not the fact of, cronyism and
bribery. I believe that no contract exceeding
$10,000 should be awarded without at least three
bids. Those bids should be made public well
before any contract award so the public can
study and comment on them.
Second, the county has ruled against having
a shooting range within earshot of a few resi-
dents. I think that is extremely shortsighted
when you have so many gun owners with so lit-
tle safety training. I think the county needs a
shooting range that can provide instruction in
gun safety and self-defense. The current range,
now closed to the public, was used less than 10
hours per week. We now live in a time of grow-
ing numbers of armed robberies. Kick-in-the-
door robberies can't be far behind. Being near I-
95 we might even get some Islamist snipers.
Third, poor (Clerk of Court) John Crawford
is trying to do a proper management job with our
tax money. He seems to be outnumbered by
commissioners who think everybody here has
deep pockets. I think we still need an independ-
ent professional inspector general to oversee
what is going on with our government and tax
dollars. As long as the economy is in the tank the
county government needs to be much more fru-
gal.
Fourth, a circuit court judge ruled that the
county was outside the law when it approved
the Crane Island development for the Amelia
Island Co. The commissioners who voted for
the development are all gone now. The legal
fees for the lawsuit against the development are
some $30,000 to be paid by Nassau County res-
idents and citizen organizations. Since the coun-
ty was found to be outside the law, I think it
should be required to pay the legal fees. I sin-
cerely hope the county will not use tax dollars to
appeal the judge's ruling against it. I don't like the
thought that the county would use public tax
dollars to do the AIC's private dirty work.
Don Jones
Fernandina Beach

Gratitude
On behalf of the Haynes family, we'd like to
express our gratitude to the Fernandina Beach
community for the love and support during the
passing of my only sister Verna Haynes Bell
("Activist Verna Bell dies at 55," Oct. 15).
Verna's passing on Oct. 10 was a profound loss
to us and the community of Fernandina. Similar
to my parents, Judson Sr. and Ona Haynes, Verna
was a compassionate and diligent contributor to


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the community of Fernandina. We'd like to thank
the community of Fernandina for the love and
generous support during the passing of Verna.
Moreover, we honor the Class of 1971 and the
organizing committee (Gwandos Hall Ward,
Cynthia Rauls Hunt, the Rev. Charles Wilson,
Emma Nobles, Lucille Ramsey Williams, Roberta
Handy and Charlette Lee) for their sterling vir-
tuosity to our family during this difficult time.
With love,
The Haynes Family
(Judson Jr., Ornita, Judson III and
Chiara Haynes)

Eat local
"Have lunch with a local" should be on every-
one's resolution list this year.
At least once a week, grab a friend (or two)
and support a local restaurant.
Our list of choices is shrinking. Let's help
keep the survivors open!
Mary Ruark
Fernandina Beach

Good news
Not all good deeds make front-page news,
but we did not want the efforts of Mr. Lance
McConnell to go without notice. We had realized
without question that tools and other miscella-
neous materials had gone missing around the
shop and a rental property that we own in
Nassauville but with no proof and no witness
we thought we were at a loss.
On the morning of Dec. 16 I was headed out
to work and noticed one of the pieces that was
intentionally taken, but still without positive ID
could not jump to conclusions. I then placed a call
to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office and they
dispatched Mr. Lance McConnell to meet with
me. At that time I made a list of everything that
I could possibly remember being gone; Mr.
McConnell took the list and approached the
house in question.
Of course with first denial of resident Mr.
McConnell persisted and needless to say at the
end of the meeting he had returned with every-
thing that I had on the list. And for that we at
Blocker's Septic Service, Inc. will forever be
grateful.
So the next time you are reading the big
headlines on the front page, also keep in mind
that there is a lot of good that takes place that
never gets noticed.
Once again - a huge thank you to Mr.


McConnell and the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office.
Robert Blocker
Blocker's Septic Service, Inc.

Spirit oftheseason
Each year, children and families in Nassau
County benefit from Santa's wonderful elves
who share their resources to make Christmas a
special time of year for all. I have personally
seen the joy in the faces of children as they open
packages, whether it's at home, a zoo celebration
of adoption and fostering, a community cele-
bration, etc.
However you may have helped Santa with
his journey this year, please accept my thanks on
behalf of the families and children past and pres-
ent who enjoyed the fruits of your love. I know
that this year, especially, such sacrifices are even
harder to make.
Below are some of the ways my daughter
has expressed her appreciation to Santa for his
kindness. If you served as Santa's elf in anyway
this year, consider this a message from one of
those you helped.
* "I love your toys Santa. Your toys are fun fun
fun. I love your toys."
* "Santa I love you. You're the best, Santa."
* "You're the best Santa Claus ever. I love
you."
Merry Christmas and thanks for keeping the
spirit of the season,
Kim Kappel
Fernandina Beach
(local foster parent)

Job well done
As the human resources manager for APAC-
Southeast, Inc., First Coast Division, I would
like to thank Alice M. Settle ("Good job," Dec. 26)
for such a nice commendation letter regarding
the paving work our company performed in
Fernandina Beach.
Our employees and subcontractors worked
diligently to get this project completed in a safe
and efficient manner. The personnel responsible
for this project include Project Manager Bill
Nowak, Paving Superintendent Scott Dampier,
Milling Foreman Norman McSwain, Paving
Foreman Russell Roberts and MOT Supervisor
Joseph Hanifen.
Chris Bradley
Human Resources Manager
APAC-Southeast, Inc.


SERVING YOU


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.comemail: echilders@fbfl.org
Susan Steger:261-4372, email: ssteger@fbfl.org


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Owls are in the osprey nest


DON LAY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
A nesting great horned owl peers out from a platform on
a utility pole on North 14th Street. The great horned
owls can be seen on the platform or sometimes perch in
the snags in the marsh near the platform.


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OK, folks, get out your
binoculars and cam-
eras and take a look
at the osprey nesting
platform on North 14th Street
just past the Egans Creek
Bridge near the bend in Pogy
Plant Road. The show is
beginning at this nest early
this year. And the first act is
great horned owls!
The nesting platform was
installed last winter by Florida
Public Utilities to provide a
better and safer nesting site
for ospreys that have for years
been building their nests on a
neighboring power pole. Last
year in mid-February, a few
weeks after the new platform
was finished, the osprey
returned and adapted well to
the new location, successfully
raising a bigger than usual
clutch of three babies. By July
the babies were fledged and
all bird activity stopped at the
nest.
On New Year's Eve, this all
changed. I was out of town
visiting friends for the holiday
and received an excited
phone call from my husband
Bucko. No, it wasn't "Happy
New Year" he wanted to tell
me, at least that wasn't the
main part of the message.
Instead, even better, he called
to say, "Great horned owls are
in the nest!"
He and I had been noticing
a few changes in the 14th
Street nest for a week or so,
subtle changes, a bit more
vegetation showing up, barely
visible in the high nest. We
conjectured that maybe the
debris in the old osprey nest
had started to sprout. But
now we know what was hap-
pening. Under cover of dark-
ness, great horned owls were
claiming and redecorating the
nest.
This has happened before.
Five years ago, a pair of
osprey had already started
rebuilding their old nest on
the power pole, when they
were evicted by great horned
owls (Wild Ways, May 28,
2005).
The osprey started to build
a nest on a nearby crane at
the marina but they were dis-
couraged from this unsuitable
location and they disappeared
from the area. We all worried
about the osprey, but amaz-
ingly, when the owls fledged
their own offspring, the
ospreys came back and
tossed out the old owl "stuff'
and set up a late nest. That
year, and most other years,
the osprey at 14th Street suc-
cessfully fledged two young
themselves.
So, now, this year, we have
another extra long soap opera
to watch at the nest. Great


horned owls
lay two to
five eggs,
one every
day or two,
the number
depending
on their
available
food supply.
WILD Each egg
WAYS hatches in 30
days or so,
one at a
Pat time, in the
Foster-Turley sequence in
which they
were laid. Sometimes the
already-hatched birds kill and
consume their newly hatched
nest mates. So by Feb. 1 we
should see some babies.
And by mid-February, if
the ospreys keep to last year's
schedule, they will return to
the nest and find it occupied.
The baby owls will need con-
stant parental care and won't
begin to fly for another couple
of months. What will the
osprey do this year? Great
horned owls are dominant
over osprey and sometimes
even kill them, so I doubt that
the osprey will evict the owl
family. I'm counting on all of
you nest watchers out there
to help us find out how the
story unfolds.
Meantime, owls of one
variety or another have been
entertaining folks all around
the island. You can hear them
hoot at one another at night,
and no doubt other owl nests,
for great horned owls, barred
owls and a few other species
are being established all
around us. And along with
owl nesting season comes
another version of excitement
for some of us.
Jim Manken, for instance,
reported that last week he
and some friends were having
a campfire party after dark in
his backyard near Egans
Creek, when an owl flew
among the guests and
grabbed one women's hair in
its talons.
The party went on
inside the house, but when
guests left a couple hours
later, the owl chased a
neighbor back to her house
nearby, almost all the way to
the front door. Most likely
this owl, too, is protecting a
nearby nest.
So this time of year is owl
time on Amelia Island. Wear
hats when you go outside at
night and be aware of swoop-
ing predatory birds. And go
enjoy the nest. It should be
fun!
Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. is
a zoologist who lives on Amelia
Island.
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Please be advised that the Office of Property Appraiser
will be available to the citizens of Nassau County for the purpose
of accepting timely applications for homestead and other Property
Tax Exemptions, now through March 1st. Beginning January
2009, along with Homestead Exemptions, Agriculture
Classification of Lands and the Tax Exemption Renewals are
AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED.

Locations and Times:
James S. Page Governmental Complex
96135 Nassau Place #4, Yulee Fl
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Historic Courthouse
416 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach Fl
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Callahan County Building
Mickler Street, Callahan Fl
Monday and Wednesday
(except Monday holidays-open Wed & Thurs.)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed lunch 1-2)

Please visit our website for more information on the types of
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Or call our office at 904-491-7300 or 1-888-615-4398

In Service to you,
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Rising sea levels cause major problems as they erode
and flood coastlines and as they mix salt water with
fresh water.

V EARTHTALK


Rising seas threaten


freshwater sources


Dear EarthTalk: With all
the talk of rising seas, what
could happen to the rivers that
flow into the oceans? Will they
reverse flow? Will rising seas
back up into fresh water
lakes?And what happens to
our groundwater should salt-
water flow backwards into it?
Sandy Smith, concerned
Michigander
The intrusion of saltwater
from the sea into rivers and
groundwater is a serious
issue, but the threat is not
from a reversal of flow, and
our far inland lakes and
rivers are not expected to be
directly affected by the salty
water of our oceans.
However, the sensitive areas
around the edges of our con-
tinents, where fresh water
meets salt water, are at risk,
and greater efforts must be
taken to protect them. Some
40 percent of world popula-
tion lives less than 40 miles
from the shoreline.
According to the Inter-
governmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC),
global average sea levels
should rise eight to 34 inch-
es by the year 2100, a much
faster pace than the four to
10 inch increase of the past
century. Seas rise because of
higher global temperatures,
melting mountain glaciers
and polar ice caps, and other
factors. Higher temperatures
also cause thermal expan-
sion of ocean water, intensify-
ing the problem.
Rising sea levels cause
major problems as they
erode and flood coastlines
and, yes, as they mix salt
water with fresh. A Novem-
ber 2007 article in Science
Daily posited that coastal
communities could face sig-
nificant losses in fresh water
supplies as saltwater
intrudes inland. And where-
as it had been previously
assumed that salty water
could only intrude under-
ground as far as it did above
ground, new studies show
that in some cases salt water
can go 50 percent further
inland underground.
Salty water invading
groundwater can reach not
only residential water sup-
plies but intakes for agricul-
tural irrigation and industrial


uses, as well. Economic
effects include loss of coastal
fisheries and other indus-
tries, coastal protection
costs, and the loss of once-
valuable coastal property as
people move inland.
Estuaries at the mouths
of rivers have in the past han-
dled rising ocean levels.
Sediment that accumulates
along the edge of an estuary
can raise the level of the land
as the sea levels rise. And
mangrove swamps, which
buffer many a coastal zone
around the world, flourish in
brackish conditions. But
because of our preference
for living in coastal areas,
and our habit of re-engineer-
ing our surroundings accord-
ingly, humans make matters
worse. On the coast, we
build roads and buildings,
and replace natural buffers
like mangrove swamps with
dikes and bulkheads to con-
trol flooding, which make
the problem worse by pre-
venting beach sediment from
collecting. As we dam rivers
and create reservoirs, we
trap the sediment that would
naturally flow to the sea.
In some places, changes
are happening. Governments
are beginning to restrict or
prohibit building in setback
zones along the coast where
risk of erosion is the great-
est. A newer policy of
"rolling easements" is also
being tried, where develop-
ers are allowed to build in
restricted zones but will be
required to remove the
structures if and when they
become threatened by ero-
sion. The IPCC recommends
more drastic actions, such as
creating more marshes and
wetlands as buffers against
the rising level of the sea,
and migrating populations
and industry away from
coastlines altogether.
CONTACTS: Intergovern-
mental Panel on Climate
Change, www.ipcc.ch.
Got an environmental
question? Send it to: Earth
Talk, c/o E/The Environ-
mental Magazine, PO. Box
5098, Westport, CT06881;
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COURT

REPORT

The following report was
compiled by Shannon
Malcom, News-Leader staff,
from the Dec. 30 court dock-
et of Circuit Court Judge
Robert Foster

* A trial date of April 20
has been set for Michael
Perry Cleveland on charges
of introducing contraband
into a jail and possession of
firearm ammunition by a con-
victed felon.
* Randy Lee Cripe will
not be prosecuted on charges
of aggravated battery on a
law enforcement officer and
resisting arrest with violence.
* A trial date of May 11
was set for Steven Troy
Morris on charges of carry-
ing a concealed firearm and
trespass.
* James Hand pleaded
not guilty to violating proba-
tion for a conviction of pos-
session of a firearm by a con-
victed felon.
* John Randall Shabasky
pleaded guilty to violating
probation for a conviction of
grand theft. He was adjudi-
cated guilty and sentenced to
five months in the Nassau
County Jail with credit for
time served, and his proba-
tion was revoked and termi-
nated.
* Chad Manning Spivey
pleaded not guilty to violat-
ing probation for a conviction
of child abuse.
* Renita Laureen West
pleaded guilty for conven-
ience to possession of
cocaine. Adjudication was
withheld and she was sen-
tenced to 18 months of pro-
bation and ordered to com-
plete 200 hours of
community service and to
pay $448 in court costs, $100
to the State Attorney's Office,
a $150 public defender's lien
and $250 to the Fernandina
Beach Police Department.
West will not be prosecuted
on charges of possession of a
controlled substance, tres-
pass and disorderly intoxi-
cation.
* Jonathan Eugene
Williams pleaded not guilty
to violating probation for a
conviction of grand theft.
smalcom@fbnewsleadercom




Toddler,

woman hurt

in wreck
SHANNON MALCOM
News Leader

A Yulee woman is in seri-
ous condition at Shands
Jacksonville after a Saturday
single-vehicle accident on
Harts Road near Lumber
Creek Road.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Leanne E
Smith, 26, of Yulee was driv-
ing a 2000 Ford south on
Harts Road when she veered
onto the right shoulder and
overcorrected the vehicle
into the northbound lane.
Smith reportedly lost control
of the vehicle, which over-
turned twice.
Smith, who was not wear-
ing a seatbelt, was thrown
from the vehicle.
She and her two-year-old
passenger, William Robert
Stewart, also of Yulee, were
taken to Shands Jacksonville.
According to FHP,
Stewart, who was wearing a
seatbelt, was uninjured.
Smith remained in seri-
ous condition on Monday.
smalcom@fbnewsleadercom


Southern

route to

Jax slowed
The Sisters Creek Bridge
on Heckscher Drive in Duval
County will regularly close
for 20-minute intervals dur-
ing non-rush hours begin-
ning next week for a bridge
repair project.
Starting Monday, the
bridge will be open to vehic-
ular traffic for 20-minute time
periods and closed to vehic-
ular traffic for 20-minute time
periods from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. every day except Wed-
nesdays for about a month.
The 20-minute closings to
vehicular traffic are neces-
sary to open the bridge to
allow room for construction
equipment to complete work
on repairs to the fender sys-
tem (water level crash pro-
tection barriers) at the Sisters
Creek Bridge.


POLICE REPORT


This was written by Shannon
Malcom of the News-Leader from
oral and written reports by the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office,
the city of Fernandina Beach
Police Department and other
agencies.
Arrest indicates suspicion of
a crime, notguilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach
Police Department at 277-7342
or the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office anonymously by calling
225-0147 in Yulee and
Fernandina Beach or 879-2136
in Callahan, Hilliard and
Bryceville.
The "We Tip" program - 1-
800-78CRIME - also allows
callers to leave anonymous tips.

Man robbed
A 24-year-old Fernandina
Beach man was injured Friday
when he was accosted and
robbed by a man who was
allegedly accompanied by the
victim's girlfriend.
Ignacio Fallen Hernandez
was initially treated at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau for his
injuries, then transferred to
Shands Jacksonville. He has
since been released from the
hospital.
Hernandez told police he
arranged to meet his girlfriend
at his 11th Street residence
about 11 p.m. She showed up
and asked Hernandez to follow
her to the back of his residence,
which he told police was not
unusual. He said as he started
to follow her, he was attacked
by a tall, black man who hit him
several times in the face and
head with a blunt object and
took his wallet, which contained
about $300.
Hernandez said his girl-
friend left with the suspect.
After the attack, Hernandez
"was ... barely conscious and
he struggled to make it back
to his home," where he was
taken to the hospital by an
acquaintance.
A large patch of blood was
located near the southwest cor-
ner of the home, but no weapon
was located.
Police obtained the woman's
phone number and saw a pic-
ture of her on Hernandez' cell
phone. She said she was out of
state that day and was not
involved in the robbery. She
agreed to talk to detectives this
week.
The case is under investi-
gation; no arrests have been
made.


Vehicle theft
A 57-year-old O'Neil man
was arrested last week after he
allegedly sold for scrap metal a
vehicle that wasn't his that he
had agreed to fix for the right-
ful owner.
Vincent Joseph Jones of 23
Scott Road was arrested Jan. 1
at his home on a charge of
third-degree vehicle theft.
According to police, the vic-
tim said she took the vehicle to
Jones' home in late October and
gave him $100 to fix it. Jones, an
unemployed mechanic, was
arrested on an unrelated
charge about a week later, and
she tried to contact him when
he was released from jail but
he was "avoiding her."
On Dec. 31, she had a tow
truck go to the residence, hop-
ing to retrieve the car, but it
was gone. Jones reportedly told
her he'd had the vehicle towed
because he was tired of it being
in his yard.
Police learned that Jones
had sold the car to a local tow-
ing company for $50, and that
the vehicle had been demol-
ished for scrap metal. Jones
allegedly signed off on the sale
as owner of the vehicle, but the
victim had proof the vehicle was
owned by her.
Jones was arrested for vehi-
cle theft and taken to the
Nassau County Jail. He has
since been released from jail
on bond.

Chase and arrest
A Nassau County deputy
had just ended his shift when
he ended up involved in a chase
and the arrest of a Callahan
man last week - but not before
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Deputy R. Rhoden report-
edly was on his porch at the
end of his shift Dec. 29 when he
heard an engine revving and
saw a pickup truck driving in
front of his home. Rhoden
reportedly tried to talk to the
driver, later identified as 57-
year-old William Joseph Fussell
Jr. of 44738 Pinebreeze Circle,
but Fussell made a "hand ges-
ture" at Rhoden, threw some
trash out of his truck and drove
away.
Rhoden got into his patrol
car and attempted to stop
Fussell, but according to the
police report Fussell continued
to drive at speeds up to 80 mph
on US 1. Rhoden was ordered
to end the pursuit but continued
to follow Rhoden without his
lights and siren, and witnessed
Fussell run off the road as he
attempted to turn onto
Dornbush Road from Lem
Turner Road.
Fussell allegedly refused ini-
tially to get out of the vehicle
and tried to back up the truck
while Rhoden was standing
behind the vehicle and actually
struck Rhoden. Rhoden then
fired two shots from his gun
into the left side tailgate of the
truck. Rhoden and another
deputy escorted Fussell out of
the vehicle and arrested him.
Fussell reportedly tried to run
into the woods, but Rhoden
used his stun gun on Fussell
and the man was arrested.
Fussell was arrested for
aggravated battery on a police


officer, fleeing or eluding a
police officer and resisting an
officer without violence. He is in
custody at the Nassau County
Jail in lieu of a $1,502 bond.

Felony arrests
* Ida Loraine Skender, 36,
86228 Felmor Road, Yulee, Jan.
1, sale or delivery of a con-
trolled substance, DUI and driv-
ing with a suspended license.
* Judy O'Quinn Vertuca, 63,
850776 US 17, Yulee, Jan. 1, sale
of hydrocodone.
* Christopher Allen Casey,
23, 86084 Florida Ave., Yulee,
Jan. 1, burglary of a structure
and larceny.
* Lisa Marie Gibson, 29,
3126 Lonnie Crews Road,
Fernandina Beach, Jan. 1,
grand theft, fleeing or attempt-
ing to elude, DUI and driving
with a driver's license that has
been suspended or revoked.
* Glenn Francis Wright, 58,
85259 Trinity Circle, Yulee,
Dec. 31, sale of a controlled sub-
stance, $25,002 bond.
* James Edward Gee, 21,
45063 Annie Laura St.,
Callahan, Dec. 31, sale and


deliver of crack cocaine and
possession of crack cocaine.
* Shikima Marie Green, 30,
906 Kelp St., Fernandina Beach,
Dec. 31, grand theft.
* Madison Lee Lucas,
33, 151493 CR 108, Hilliard,
Dec. 30, possession of pre-
scription drugs without a pre-
scription.
* Angelina Ocla Whitehead,
30, Jacksonville, Dec. 30, pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance and possession of nar-
cotic equipment.
* Haley Grace Garrett, 27,
Jacksonville, Dec. 30, posses-
sion of a controlled substance
and possession of narcotic
equipment.
* Joshua Adam Mixen, 20,
509 South 16th St., Fernandina
Beach, credit card fraud and
credit card theft.
* Lisa Margaret Anderson,
43, 8644 Jake Carlton Road,
Yulee, Dec. 30, violating pro-
bation for a conviction of sale or
delivery of cocaine, no bond.
* Steven Paul Harmon, 23,
76037 Dove Road, Yulee, Dec.
29, violating probation for a con-
viction of grand theft.
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Beach wel-
comed son
Owen Joseph
Yakunovich at
5:43 a.m. Jan.
1, 2009. Owen
weighed in at 6
pounds, 11
ounces and
was 19 inches
long. Joanne
Masse, new-
born gift chair,
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new parents
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Baptist Nassau
Medical Center
Auxiliary and
the TPC.
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Firefighter of the Year for 2008. Russell received the award at a
luncheon in his honor last month. Russell, who served as interim
fire chief earlier this year after former Chief Danny Leeper
resigned, has been with the department for 16 years


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Trying to get back on my
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Walking closer to the
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POLITICS

IN BRIEF

Global warming
"Transforming Energy," a
new one-hour documentary,
will be presented at the Nassau
Sierra Club's general meeting
for members and the general
public.
The meeting will begin at 7
p.m. today at the Council on
Aging on 19th Street.
"Transforming Energy"
looks at alternative energy
from the perspective of people
working now to solve the prob-
lems of global warming and
high-priced oil.
For information about the
meeting or film, contact Bob
Weintraub at 491-6817.
TPO head to speak
Transportation that moves
people and goods safely and
economically while maintain-
ing a high quality of life in
Northeast Florida will be the
topic for the Jan. 14 meeting of
the Amelia Island Association.
Denise Bunnewith, execu-
tive director of the North East
Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO), formerly
the First Coast Metropolitan
Planning Organization, will be
the speaker.
The meeting will be held at
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community Room
on Lime Street. The meeting is
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Federal law requires every
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for transportation related air,
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Sadler Road.
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tion issues and open a continu-
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Gators play in 3D on the silver screen at local theater


BETH JONES
News Leader

The FedEx BCS Championship Game Thurs-
day will be shown in 3D at the local Carmike
Amelia Island 7 and, as of Monday, 50 tickets at
$20 a pop had already been sold, according to
general manager Sylvia Maloy.
Tickets include the special glasses and, in
addition to the popcorn, candy and sodas always
on sale at the concession stand, Murray's Grille
will be selling wings, sandwiches and a "bunch
of goodies," Maloy said.
The national title game kicks off at 8 p.m.
and pits the Florida Gators (No. 2) against the
Oklahoma Sooners (No. 1). Maloy said she
expects fans to show up as early as 6 p.m., but
reminds them no alcohol will be allowed on the
premises. Police will be enforcing that rule.


The game will be shown in one theater and,
if needed, could be shown in a second theater.
Both have been equipped to air the game live.
Maloy said the technicians were testing the
equipment Tuesday to make sure all ran smooth-
ly tomorrow night.
The local theater is just one of five in Florida
(Bradenton, Port St. Lucie, Melbourne and
Pensacola) to show the game in high-definition
3D, a first for a live sporting event.
Maloy said the NBAAll-Star game will also be
aired in 3D locally, but if all goes wellThursday,
it could be offered on as many as 160 screens
nationwide. Just 80 theaters in the U.S. will show
the BCS title game.
Thursday's action will be shot live at Dolphin
Stadium in Miami by Sony HD cameras "specially
modified with 3ality Digital's image-capture tech-
nology for stereoscopic capture and transmis-


sion," according to TV Technology's website.
The technology delivers "more than four times
the resolution of home HDTV systems."
Maloy said fans in Jacksonville and as far
away as Volusia County have already purchased
tickets.
"I like Tim Tebow," Maloy said. "He makes
the Gators for me. I hope they win. We'll have
fun."
For information, call the theater at 261-8983.
Tickets may be purchased during regular box
office hours or on Fandango.com. There is a fee
to purchase tickets online.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. struck a deal
with Sony, FOX Sports and 3ality Digital to bring
Thursday's game in 3D to its national network of
digitally-enabled movie theaters. It will be aired
in 35 states.
For information, visit www.cinedigm.com.


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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Yulee High School boys basketball team was back at
home Monday, hosting the Ponte Vedra Sharks. The YHS
Hornets held off the Sharks for a 53-50 victory.
Clockwise from top: Coach Don Burton talks strategy
with his players in the waning minutes of the game;
Jarell Mitchell rebounds and then shoots for two for the
Hornets; Antario Rainey snags a rebound of his own.


Hornets now 11-4


with win over Sharks

BETH JONES
News-Leader ADI


The Hornets are now 11-4
with Monday's 53-50 win over
the Ponte Vedra Sharks.
"We defeated Ponte Vedra
without Demetrius Small
(pulled muscle) and Brian
Magalski (staph infection),"
said Don Burton, Yulee High
School boys basketball coach.
"Jarrell Mitchell led all scor-
ers with 21 points; however,
Anatario Rainey was the key
player with his play off the
bench in the tight game. John
Copeland had his best game
with nine points and 10 re-
bounds."
Over the weekend, Yulee
played in a tournament at
Menendez High School. The
Hornets opened with awin over
St. Joseph's Academy, 66-54, on
Friday.
"We got off to a 23-8 start
in the first quarter and the lead
expanded to 20 at half. In the
second half they got the lead
down to 11 at one point, but
could never recover from the
first quarter. It was probably
our best game."
Small scored 26 points and
Mitchell had 23.


Hornet Derrick Peterson
with a rebound Tuesday.

The win advanced the
Hornets to the championship
game Saturday. Yulee lost 51-36.
"We fell behind early and
could never get back in the
game," Burton said. "We cut
the lead to 8 at one point in the
second half but could not get
closer."
Small had 15 points to lead
our scorers.
The Hornets (11-4) travel to
Baldwin Friday and then return
home Jan. 13 to host Episcopal
in a district matchup. Junior
varsity matches are at 6 p.m.
and the varsity tilt is at 7:30
p.m.


Whiting, Tebow finalists


for fifth Wooden award


BETH JONES
News Leader

Rob Whiting, who turned 22
on Friday, will be in Atlanta on
Jan. 14 for the fifth annual
Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup
ceremony at the East Lake Golf
Club.
Whiting, a 2005 graduate of
Fernandina Beach High School
and a senior on the cross coun-
try team at Vanderbilt Univer-
sity, is one of five finalists for
the national award, given out
annually to one professional
athlete and a college athlete by
Athletes for a Better World.
Cal Ripken Jr. won the cup
for the pro athlete and Whiting
is up against four others for the
collegiate award - Florida
quarterback Tim Tebow;
Andrew Berry, cornerback at
Harvard University; Lauren
Mioton, a guard on women's
basketball team at Purdue
University; and Ryan Adler, an
ice hockey player from Hobart
College.
"It's based around citizen-
ship and service," Whiting said.
"There is an athletic and aca-
demic component, but the over-
whelming majority of the award
is based around citizenship,
what you have done outside
your athletic specialty.
"This is its fifth year so it's
not that old, but it's already
become pretty competitive. Cal
Ripken Jr. is the professional
winner so that's kind of cool.
Maybe I'll get to meet him."
The Wooden Cup is named
in honor of John Wooden, one
of the most successful college
coaches in history.
The ABW hands out the
award to the "most outstand-
ing role model among athletes,"
according to its website. Peyton
Manning, John Smoltz, John
Lynch and Andrea Yaeger are
the previous pro winners.
Every athlete in all colle-
giate and professional sports is
eligible for the Wooden Cup.
Whiting was nominated by the
Vanderbilt athletic administra-
tion. The winner is selected by
a committee chaired by Vince
Dooley, former athletic direc-
tor at the University of Georgia.
"It's an honor," Whiting said.
"I'm not big on awards, but it's
nice to see an organization rec-
ognizing individuals like this,


COURTESY OFVANDERBILT
UNIVERSITY
Rob Whiting of Fernan-
dina Beach keeps busy
with studies and cross
country at Vanderbilt
University. The senior also
donates time to help the
Nashville community. He
is one of five finalists for
the Coach Wooden
Citizenship Cup, which
will be awarded Jan. 14 in
Atlanta.

letting young people know their
efforts are being noticed and
worthwhile."
It also brings attention to an
organization Whiting is pas-
sionate about - Vanderbilt
Students for Students. He is the
founder of VSS, which helps
steer low-income high school
students towards a college
degree, helping with the admis-
sions process and securing
financial aid.
"Students for Students. That
sounds kind of self-serving, but
it's not that way," Whiting said.
"We help make college a finan-
cial reality for students at
under-resourced high schools.
We're hoping to branch out. We
help them navigate the college
admissions process, and specif-
ically the financial aid process

WHITING Continued on 2B


NICE CATCH


SUBMITTED
Lynn Anderson and son Jesse Stubbs headed to the
south end with jigs in hand over the weekend and
landed several nice trout and flounder, like the one
above.


James, UFspecial
All the talk about the Big 12 ver-
sus the SEC will finally and
thankfully come to a head
tomorrow night. For five
weeks, we have pondered the following
questions to try and gain insight as to
whether Florida or Oklahoma has the
best chance to win the BCS Champion-
ship: Are Big 12 offenses as spectacular
as they seem or merely the product of
porous Big 12 defenses? On the flip side,
is the Gator defense as staunch as it
appears on paper or the result of playing
less-than-stellar SEC offenses?
Mississippi's 47-34 thrashing of Texas
Tech Friday might have been an indica-
tor of what the championship game
holds in store. But I think Oklahoma has
merited the right to stand on its own rep-
utation and not that of the Big 12. With
that said, it can't hurt to take one more
look at the statistics before kickoff.
While Oklahoma this season became
the highest-scoring team in major col-
lege football history (54 points per
game) and the first to score 60 points in
five consecutive games in 89 years, the
Sooners can forget about reaching those
astronomical numbers against the
Gators, who boast the nation's fourth
best scoring defense. However, Florida
fans should not expect their team to hold
the Sooners anywhere close to the 12.8


teams should vault Gators to a win


points the Gators usual-
ly concede. With no sci-
entific evidence to sup-
port this hunch,
somewhere along the
line of 28-35 points from
Heisman Trophy win-
ner Sam Bradford and
the Oklahoma offense
against the best defense
they have seen seems
SPORTS about right.
As potent as
TALK Oklahoma's offense has
been, the Sooners'
JOHN L. defense has been equal-
CRAWFORD ly as ineffective.
..... Ranked at No. 58,
Oklahoma has given up
more points per game (24.5) than nine of
Florida's 2008 opponents. Against those
nine teams, the Gators averaged 41.4
points. Throw in Georgia, who is tied
with the Sooners in points allowed, and
Florida averaged 42.2 points per game
against 10 teams with statistically equal
or better defenses than Oklahoma's.
This is, however, college football's
grandest stage and the Sooners defense
is liable to play over its head. Once again,
with no science in my corner, the Gators
should be able to score in the neighbor-
hood of 28-35 offensive points, creating a


wash between both offenses and defens-
es.
Now for the X Factor: Special teams
and namely Florida's Brandon James.
Though the junior punt/kick returned
seemed to fall off a bit in the middle of
the season, James rediscovered himself
in the SEC Championship Game against
Alabama, returning five kickoffs for 121
yards. He should be licking his chops to
face the Sooners, who have given up 24.4
yards per return and four touchdowns on
the season, which ranks 105th out of 119
bowl subdivision teams.
Does he need to score a touchdown
to throw the Gators over the top? Of
course that would be the cherry on top
for Gator fans, but a few long returns by
James to set Florida up in good field posi-
tion would suffice.
Throw in James' ability as a punt
returned (ranked 13th in the nation with
just over 14 yards per return) and
Florida's opportunistic punt block unit
(six blocks in 2008) and the Florida spe-
cial teams should be the difference in
one of the most highly anticipated
national championship games of all time.
My pick, as if you had any doubt:
Florida 42, Oklahoma 31.
John L. Crawford's column appears
Wednesday. E-mail questions or com-
ments to him atjlcrawford727@aol.com.


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CYAN MAGENTA


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader


BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Rob Whiting of Fernandina Beach is one of five finalists
for the 2008 Wooden Cup.


WHITING Continued from IB
because that can be confusing."
VSS helps students secure financial
assistance from the federal government
and college scholarships and members
help with admissions essays.
His sophomore year, VSS awarded its
own scholarship of $2,000 to a Nashville
high school student and in 2007 the group
became a non-profit corporation, able to
accept donations. VSS then awarded a
$3,000 scholarship and Whiting expects at
least that much with its third scholarship.
He personally mentors students at an
underprivileged high school in the
Nashville, Tenn., area on a weekly basis. He
has also been involved in Students
Promoting Environmental Awareness and
Responsibility and initiated the group's
first comprehensive waste audit to evaluate
the amount of recyclable materials being
thrown out on campus.
The group's 30-page proposal prompt-
ed the university to hire a full-time sus-
tainability coordinator.
Whiting set a personal record this sea-
son on the Vandy cross country team with
a time of 25.43.
"My goal was to get under 26," Whiting
said. "Every summer I go to China. I train
and get ready for the season, but because
China has a lot of concrete, I ended up


pounding out 70 miles a week on concrete.
I can't handle that.
'This summer I did a little less miles and
less intensity and just stayed healthy. I
came into the cross country season and ran
decently the first couple of races. The last
four races I was the top two of the team."
A runner since eighth grade, Whiting
said his senior season was his best.
"It's been tough, especially since I used
to have a lot of injuries," Whiting said. "I've
seen my running just take off, especially
this season. It's been the best season of my
life, the last season. So it's nice it could
end up that way."
Whiting said he also was in need of
assistance and received a "pretty good
financial package" to attend Vanderbilt. He
is an Ingram Scholarship recipient and has
had his tuition paid in full since his junior
year. He graduates in May with a double
major (economics and East Asian studies)
and boasts a 3.74 grade point average.
Whiting has spent three summers in
China, working as a student-teacher at a
Beijing university, taking advantage of a
full-immersion program to help him grasp
the language and as a volunteer coordina-
tor for a program that teaches English to
students in the country's poorest area.
"I'm applying for this traveling fellow-
ship at Vanderbilt," Whiting said. "It allows
you to travel around the world and explore


ideas you're interested in. I'm interested in
poverty."
He also wants to study social business
"creating a sustainable business, but deliv-
ering socially beneficial goods using the
kind of capitalism to propel social causes
rather than depend on donation dollars," he
said. "I'm interested in this concept and
exploring this.
"I'm also interested in China, so marry
all this together and go over to China and
do something like this. If I get this fellow-
ship, which is a long shot, I could explore
different countries. But I'm really inter-
ested in China right now."
Being a finalist for the Wooden Cup is
an "honor," Whiting said.
"I could think of a lot of students who
are doing great things," he said. i[..I i.. to
be chosen, it was nice. It's kind of like the
Heisman for me."
A humble Whiting said he's personally
rooting for someone else to win the award.
"I think the Harvard football player or
the Purdue basketball player is going to win
it," he said. "Both had outstanding aca-
demic records, they're both very accom-
plished athletes and they both started
something or have been heavily involved in
something.
"I'm just honored to be there repre-
senting my school."
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SPORTS SHORTS


ProwrestlingJan.17
Pro wrestling returns to the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach Jan.
17 with a 7:30 p.m. bell time. Continental
Championship Wrestling's annual Stampede
returns with a 20-man over-the-top rope battle
royal. The main event is a "Fernandina street
fight" between champion "Rock and Roll" Chris
Turner versus Jarrod Micheals.
Fans will also see the debut of rookie tag
team sensations, the Marcs Brothers, as they
take on the CCW tag team champions, The
Wranglers. The 6-foot-6 "walking attitude"
Kevin Tool and the mysterious Vega will also
make their debuts. Many more matches are on
this blockbuster card.
Partial proceeds benefit the Fernandina
Beach High School band. Tickets are $8 at the
door and $7 in advance.

OldTimers, gear up
Practices for the annual Old Timers football
game are under way at at the Ybor Alvarez
fields on Bailey Road in Fernandina Beach.
For information, contact president David Tate
at 753-4804.

FirstCoast Fire tyouts
First Coast Fire girls fast pitch softball sign-
ups will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 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.

Opening dayfor Family Driven league
Opening day for the Family Driven Softball
League will be Feb. 7 at the Springhill Baptist
Church Softball Complex on Old Nassauville
Road. The first pitch will be at 9 a.m. with
games continuing throughout the day. Other
events scheduled are best dessert contest,
horseshoe toss competition and parent/child
sack races. First, second and third place rib-
bons will be awarded.
Everyone is invited and admission is free.
Families are encouraged to bring picnic lunch-
es. The Lighthouse 89.3 FM will be on hand
playing music and welcoming guests. For infor-
mation, call League Commissioner Ernie
Stuckey at 261-6083.

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

Woolleys2009 openers
Amelia Shotgun Sports presents the
Woolley's 2009 openers Jan. 17 at 86300 Hot
Shot Trail in Yulee. Shoots are at 9 a.m. and 1
p.m. Entry fee is $55 in advance and $60 the
day of the shoots plus NSCA and FSCA fees.
Fees include shooter's lunch. Additional lunch-
es are $10.
For information, call 753-4619, 548-9818 or
email clyde@ameliashotgunsports.com.


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. today
and Jan. 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10
and 17. The ballpark is located at 1001 Beech
St. in Fernandina Beach.

YuleeLittle League sign-ups
Yulee Little League registration is from 10
a.m. to noon Jan. 10, 17 and 24, from 4:30-
6:30 p.m Jan. 26-29. Tryouts will be Jan. 30-
31. Fee is $75 per child; siblings are additional
$50 each. Birth certificate and proof of residen-
cy 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.

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

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

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

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

Fitness programs
* OutFIT outdoor fitness and conditioning
program for men and women of all levels to get
in better shape with whole body exercise regi-
mens that develop upper and lower body
strength, endurance, core strength, speed and
agility includes daily workouts, nutritional guid-


ance, fitness education. Classes are Mondays,
Wednesday 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.clubl4fitness.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 dedicat-
ed 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 closes
* Y Yoga, 961687-201E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
* Dome Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
Hwy, offers Sivananda/Amrit style yoga for all
levels and Amrit Yoga Nidra Meditation and
Relaxation classes. Call 277-3663 or visit
domehealingcenter.com.
* Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St., offers
yoga for adults. Call 321-2864.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
fitness.com.
* Personal Best Sports. Visit www.Personal
BestSports.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.

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

Ice, sportsplexopen
Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is open. The
existing rink and the Metro Square Office Park


ownership group have decided to bring both
the existing ice and sports facility together to
offer 100,000 square feet of sports and meet-
ing space to Jacksonville.
The new combined entity will continue to
offer hockey and figure skating programs, and
will expand to offer sports programming as well
as a variety of camps. It offers over 20,000
continuous square feet of meeting space.
Currently the facility is negotiating partner-
ships for event planning, team building, cater-
ing and specialty programming.
Public skating continues daily. Ice skating
and hockey classes begin new sessions in
January
Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is located at
3605 Philips Highway Visit www.jaxiceand
sportsplex.com or call (904) 399-3223 for infor-
mation.

Rugby match atUNF
World Champions Leeds Rhinos are head-
ing back to the U.S. for their preseason training
camp and will take on Super League newcom-
ers Salford City Reds in the Champions
Stampede 2009 Challenge match Jan. 17 on
the campus of the University of North Florida in
Jacksonville.
The Rhinos, who played Australian outfit
South Sydney Rabbitohs at UNF's Hodges
Stadium in Jacksonville last year, will return to
the Sunshine State for a 10-day training camp,
culminating in the challenge match against
Salford City Reds.
Salford will return to the top flight of
European rugby league after being awarded
one of just 14 franchises to compete in the
Super League competition.
Tickets, which start at $10, are available on
the Jacksonville Axemen's website, www.jax
axe.com. Children 10 and under will be admit-
ted free. Tickets may also be purchased at Bad
Ass Coffee, 11925 Beach Blvd.; Walkabout
Cafe on Atlantic Boulevard at Hodges
Boulevard; and Time Out Sports Grill, 13799
Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville (cash or check
only).
A media press conference will be held Jan.
16 at the Outback Steakhouse on Point
Meadows Way near 9A and Baymeadows from
11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Both teams and
officials will be on hand. The conference is
open to the general public for player auto-
graphs and pictures.
A post-game event will be held at Mavericks
at the Jacksonville Landing. Tickets are limited
to the first 1,000 fans. Players will be available
for autographs and photographs. The event is
open to those 18 years old and up. Tickets are
$5.

Sports association
The Nassau County Sports Association
meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month
at the Nassau County Building, O'Neil. Call
261-1075 or 277-1609.
To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or e-mail
bjones@fbnewsleader. com.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader


LaFear wins blitz



on New Year's Eve


The last day of the year
was one in which the weather
was good and there was a
turnout of 61 players to take
part in the blitz at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
John LaFear began an early
celebration of the end of the
year with an even-par 73,
good for plus 15 points and
individual honors. Larry
Hutchison had an 82 and plus
7 to finish second. There was
a tie at plus 6 for third
between Claude Hartley (87)
and Larry Griner (94).
Hutchison's plus 7 along
with Michael Kaufman (88'
plus 4) was enough to allow
the team that included Larry
Gallo (90, even) and Jim
Gibson (82, even) to finish
first at plus 11.
The only other team that
finished in the plus column
was that of Hartley (plus 6),
Michael Parker (80, plus 2),
Rich Vredenburgh (84, plus
2) and Tommy Shave (70,
minus 4) as they won second
place at plus 6.
Even though LaFear was a
plus 15, his team of Price
Poole (77, minus 5), Charles
Kicklighter (92, minus 2) and
Larry Luett (90, minus 8)
ended up in a tie for third
place at even with the teams
of Larry Brauda (81, plus 2),
M. Morse (110, minus 1),
D.D. Miller (96, plus 1), Carl
O'Rourke (82, minus 2) and
Don Lay (86, plus 4), Jim
Dunphy (89, plus 1), Sam
DuBose (95, even), Freddie
Boatright (85, minus 5).
The new year saw a total
of 74 players taking part in
the blitz. There were no dou-
ble-figure winners as Freelon
Pate took individual honors
with an 85 and plus 8 but did
not make it onto a winning
team. There was a three-way
tie for second and third at
plus 7 between John LaFear
(77), Steve Raszkin (85) and
Bob Riley (79).
There was a tie for first
place teamwise at plus 6
involving the teams of John
LaFear (plus 7), Jim Dunphy
(87, plus 4), Hydie Peterson
(82, even), Bo Alvarez (even-
par 73, minus 5) and Jacque
Burette (98, plus 3), Dan
Cisson (88, plus 2), Sam
DuBose (95, even), Allen
Sage (83, plus 1).
Riley's plus 7 didn't get
much help, but Tim Poynter
(83) did finish with a plus 1 as
the team of Jim Raffone (90,
minus 2) and Charles
Kicklighter (89, minus 1) fin-
ished third at plus 5.
Fourth place at plus 3
went to Al Jump (92, plus 3),
Larry Hutchison (88, plus 1),
Larry Luett (81, plus 1) and
John Vanderhoof (81, minus
2).

Breakfast mixer
Eighteen players took
part in the Saturday Morning
Breakfast mixer. Jim Raffone,
with an 80 (net 67), and
Wayne Mortenson, with a 90
(net 67), shared top honors.
Frank Finocchio had an 82
(net 68) for third. Ron
Peterson (83) and Jim
Greenwood (87) shared
fourth place with net 70s.
The quarterly shootout for
the last quarter of 2008 was
held involving the top 10 and
tie winners with a player
being elimated after each
hole. Jerry Dean emerged the
winner over Charles


GOLF NEWS

Himmelheber. They were fol-
lowed by Jim Raffone, Frank
Finocchio, Tony Lopez, Hydie
Peterson, Ron Peterson, John
Chastine, Jim Roberts, Dave
Bandelin and Dennis
Moorehead.
Association members are
reminded of the monthly
meeting of the Fernandina
Beach Men's Golf Association
tonight with the new officers
for the year being installed.
There are two sign-up
sheets for tournaments to be
held in January. Visit the pro
shop for details and signing
up to play.

Museum tourney
The seventh annual
Amelia Island Museum of
History Golf Tournament will
be held Jan. 23 at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island.
Shotgun start is at noon.
There is a limited field.
Entry fee is $150 per player
and includes cart and green
fee, hole-in-one and other
prizes, beverages and heavy
hors d'oeuvres at the awards
presentation. There will be
team and individual awards
for men and ladies.
It is a handicap scramble,
four-person captain's choice.
Make a team or be paired.
There will be an optional put-
ting contest and Mulligans.
For information, call 277-
7378.

HJGTseasonopens
The Hurricane Junior Golf
Tour will open the 2009 sea-
son 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 Scoreboard.
Juniors can look forward
to an exciting weekend of
events at the JWU Series at
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.
The Tom Burnett Golf
Academy is hosting a free 30-
minute swing analysis session
for tournament participants.
Players can call the academy
directly at (904) 285-6767 to
set up a complimentary 30-
minute swing evaluation dur-
ing the tournament week.
There will also be a PGA
Tour Club Makers Van at the
event. All tournament partici-
pants will be able to demo
clubs, check lie and loft
angles and have access to a
launch monitor. A certified
professional will be on site to
answer any questions and to
make recommendations.
The van will be onsite
from Wednesday until Sunday
of the tournament week.
Anyone who has questions or
would like to check on a spe-
cific service should call Ian at
(904) 868-3499
For more information on
the JWU Series at Ponte
Vedra Inn and Club visit
www.hjgt.org or call the
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
headquarters at (904) 379-
2697 or e-mail info@hjgt.org.


Hitting the ball solid


All of us go through peri-
ods when we don't hit the ball
solid, but we don't understand
what has happened to cause
these mis-hit shots.
To hit it solid again and
again, try this. Draw a line on
the ground that is perpendi-
cular to the target line. This
represents where the ball
would be placed in your
setup. Take a practice swing
and see where your swing
contacts the ground. It should
contact the ground right on
the line or just slightly in
front of the line.
If your swing is too much
from the inside out, you will
tend to hit the ground before
the line (fat shots). If you hit
the ground in front of the line
with a deep divot, your swing
is too much from the outside


in and steep
(topped or
thin shots).
Golfers
who hit the
ball solid
most of the
time have
their swing
grooved to
QUICK bottom out
consistently
GOLF in the right
TPS place.
TIPS Working
ED BOWE on your
swing plane
and your
swing path will solve this key
ingredient to solid shots and
more fun.
Ed Bowe is director of
instruction for the Amelia
Island Plantation Golf School.


Mercedes-Benz Championship The Mercedes-Benz Championship
Defending: Del Ch is the opening event of golfs
ng: ani opera 2009 PGA Tour season. The
Total Purse: $5,600,000 field is restricted to golfers who
Pard: 73, won an event on the Tour in the
Previous season. The event
was played in Las Vegas, Nevada from the event's inception in 1953
until 1968. After that, it began a 30-year relationship with La Costa
Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. In 1999, the event was moved to
its current location in Hawaii. During his career, Jack Nicklaus won this
event a record five times. Last year, Daniel Chopra won the season-
opening event in a playoff when Steve Stricker failed to get up-and-
down for birdie on the fourth extra hole.


Vijay Singh
Birthdate: Feb. 22, 1963
Birthplace: Fiji
Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Turned Professional: 1982
World Ranking: 5th
2008 Earnings: $6,601,094
Career PGA Tour Wins: 34


In the 1980s only one PGA player won two
Masters titles. Who was it?


a) Seve Ballesteros
b) Bernard Langer


c) Ben Crenshaw
d) Nick Faldo


Answer: a) Seve Ballesteros. Ballesteros won the
Masters in 1980 and 1983.


TENNIS NEWS


Start the New Year by learning to
play tennis. The Yulee Tennis
Foundation serves all of Nassau County
to promote the sport. Information
regarding lessons, clinics, etc. are avail-
able by checking the website, www.
yuleetennisfoundation.com, or by con-
tacting directors of tennis for Nassau
County, Vishnu and Michele Maharaj at
524-0243 or 548-1472.
The January and February tennis
schedule for the tennis courts at the
Yulee Sports Complex will be published
soon.


Make plans to register your school
for the 2009 year to participate in the
USTA Florida School Tennis Program.
For information, visit www.ustaflorida
schools.com. The school district may
register as a whole.
Donations of tennis equipment and
balls are accepted at Dave Turner
Plumbing, 474390 East State Road 200,
Fernandina Beach.
If you or your child need a racket to
start to play tennis contact the Yulee
Tennis Foundation.
Kraft Tennis Partners' five new har


tru courts are on target for January
completion. Anyone wishing member-
ship information should call Frances
Blancett at 491-8744.
Anyone who has tennis information
and would like to share it with Nassau
County, may contact Judi Turner@ dav-
ejudi@bellsouth.net.
Yulee Tennis Foundation is the
Community Tennis Association of
Nassau County in Region 2 of the
Florida Section of the U.S. Tennis
Association. Its mission is to promote
the sport of tennis.


RECREATION ROUNDUP


The city of Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department (visit city web-
site, www.fbfl.us) is offering the following
activities:
* Adult volleyball is from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday and Fridays and from 5-7 p.m.
Sunday at Peck Gym. Cost is $1 per
day for city residents ($3 non-city).
* Open basketball is Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to
7 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
availability. Fee is $1 for city residents,
$3 non-city. Students free with ID.
* Peck Gym weight room is open
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
days. Cost is $3 a day or $25 a month
for city residents ($30 non-city). Person-
al training is available. Fee is $30 per
session, $75 per week (three sessions)
or $200 a month (two sessions per week
for four weeks). Monthly packages come
with dietary analysis and food program.
Call Jay at 277-7364 for a free introduc-
tory appointment.
* Register for the Fernandina Beach
SKATE League through Jan. 13. Weekly
games, two-person teams, three-month
season. Fee is $10. Call Russ Johnson
at 277-7350.
* Swim/snorkel with manatees in
Crystal River Feb. 21. Ages 10 and up.
Fee is $60 and includes Manatee
Experience, transportation and snorkel-
ing gear, if needed. Tentative agenda at
the Atlantic Center or e-mail Kathy
Russell at krussell@fbfl.org. Register at
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
* Winter Challenge co-ed softball
tournament Jan. 24 at the Ybor Alvarez
softball fields is open to all city league
teams and prospective teams for spring
season. Round robin play is followed by
single elimination for the top three
teams. Teams must supply their own 11-
inch and 12-inch .44cor/375 compres-
sion softballs and have matching uni-
form shirts. Team fee is $110 and due
Jan. 19. First-place team wins T-shirts
and half-price spring team fee ($200).
Runner-up prize will also be awarded.
Register at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Contact Jason at
277-7256 or jbrown@fbfl.org.
* Register for the adult winter basket-
ball league through Feb. 6 at the Atlantic
Center. Team fee is $350 and due Feb.


6. Captain's meeting Feb. 11 at Peck
Gym. Games played Monday and
Thursday nights at Peck Gym beginning
Feb. 16. Call Jay at 277-7364 or e-mail
jrobertson@fbfl.org.
* Coed exercise is from 6:30-7:30
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at the
MLK Center. Fee is $2 per class for city
residents, $3 non-city.
* Shotokan karate classes for ages 6
and up with instructor Jerry Williamson
are from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday at the Atlantic Recreation
Center. Fee is $40 monthly for city resi-
dents ($45 for non-city). Register at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
* Fitness classes are Mondays and
Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at Peck Gym. It
is a full body workout, involving free
weights, cardio, stretching and abdomi-
nal work. Fee is $5. Call Jay at 277-7364
or e-mail jrobertson@fbfl.org.
* Aqua 1 water aerobics is from 10-
10:55 a.m. weekdays at the Atlantic
Center pool. Deep water aerobics (aqua
fitness belts required) is Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Fridays from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month for city residents
and $55 per month for non-city residents
for one class per day; $60 for city resi-
dents and $70 non-city residents for two
classes; or $5 for one class or $10 for
two.
* Private swim lessons, 30 minutes
per session, are available for $20 for city
residents, $25 for non-city residents.
Four-session package costs $60 for city
residents, $70 for non-city residents.
Eight-session package is $100 for city
residents, $115 for non-city residents.
* Lap swim is 6-9 a.m. and noon to 3
p.m. Monday through Friday at the
Atlantic Center. Cost is $2 per day.
* Atlantic Center pool public swim
hours are from 3-6 p.m. Monday through
Friday (admission $2) and from 1-3 p.m.
Saturday ($3). Pool passes available.
* The Fernandina Beach Scuba Club
meets at 6 p.m. the second Friday of the
month at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Call Kathy Russell, 753-1143, or
e-mail krussell@fbfl.org.
* PADI open water scuba certification
is available. Participants must provide
their own masks, snorkels, fins, booties
and weight belts. Fee is $250 (additional
fee for check-out dives). Register at
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. Call
Kathy Russell at 277-7350.


* Six-week youth tennis clinics are
offered at the Central Park courts with
instructor Lanny Kalpin. Beginner (ages
5-7) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday and
Thursday; beginner to advanced begin-
ner (ages 5-13) from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Monday and Thursdays (two instruc-
tors); advanced beginner to intermediate
(ages 7-16) from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and
Friday; advanced beginner (ages 6-9)
from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday; advanced beginner to inter-
mediate (ages 7-13) from 3-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Fridays. Maximum of
eight participants. One-hour classes are
$48 for city residents, $53 non-city. One
and a half-hour classes one day per
week are $72 for city residents, $77 non-
city; two days a week $132 for city, $137
non-city; three days per week $160 city,
$165 non-city; four days a week $175
city, $180 non-city ($10 off for each addi-
tional sibling in one and a half-hour
classes). Call 557-8110 or 491-0255.
* Adult tennis programs are held at
Central Park courts with instructor Lanny
Kalpin. Schedule: 3.0/3.5 doubles/sin-
gles from 6-7 p.m. and advanced begin-
ners from 7-8 p.m. Monday; 3.0/3.5
doubles/singles from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8
p.m. Tuesday; 3.0/3.5 doubles/singles
from 6-7 p.m. and 2.5/3.0 doubles/sin-
gles from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday; 3.0/3.5
doubles/singles from 6-7 p.m. Thurs-
days; and 2.5/3.0 doubles/singles from
8-9 a.m. Friday. Fee is $66 for city resi-
dents, $71 non-city. Register at Atlantic
Center. Call 491-0255 or 557-8110.
* Private, semi-private (two people) or
group (three or more) tennis lessons are
offered mornings and evenings at the
Central Park courts. Fee is $45 per hour
for city residents, $50 non-city. Semi-pri-
vate fee is $47 per hour for city resi-
dents, $52 non-city. Group rate is $49
per hour for city residents, $54 non-city.
Call Lanny Kalpin at 491-0255 or 557-
8110. Register at Atlantic Center.
* Central Park tennis court gate keys
may be checked out at the Atlantic
Recreation Center with a $5 deposit,
refundable if returned within a year.
* Adventure boot camp for women,
four-week sessions at Main Beach park,
provides fitness instruction, nutritional
counseling and motivational training by
Karlena Barron. Call (904) 237-0074 or
visit www.AmelialslandBoot Camp.com.


, Vijay Singh, the 45-year-old Tournament Results
native of Fiji, shot a final-round 1st: Vijay Singh
67 and finished with an 11-under Purse: $1,350,000
total of 277 to claim the 2008 2nd: Steve Stricker
Chevron World Challenge. Purse: $840,000
Steve Stricker, 41, finished 3rd: Anthony Kim &Hunter Mahan
second, scoring a 68 for 278. Purse: $495,000
Overnight leader Anthony Kim and Hunter Mahan finished four
strokes back at 281. Singh and Stricker started the day at six-under,
two shots behind Kim and one behind Jim Furyk. Kim and Furyk
struggled on the back nine, while Singh and Stricker finished strong with under
par 32s on the final nine holes. Singh finished 2008 as the leading money winner
on the PGA tour and currently ranks fifth in the official world golf rankings.


The preparation before you play
any round of golf, whether it be for
recreation or in a competitive
sense, is vital to determining how
you will play. With that in mind, here
are a few tips you can use to your
advantage to get the best score
possible. The first tip is to get to the actual golf
course well before you are set to tee off. Showing
up five minutes before your round begins is asking
for a disaster. Get to know the course in terms of
yardage and layout when you first arrive. Then, it
is always a good idea to get a feel for the greens
by doing some simple putting exercises. Before
you take your game to the range, always do some
light stretching to get your flexibility in line. After
taking it to the range, come back to the green and
hit a few chips and practice your bunker shots.


John Daly, the two-time major champion, announced the PGA Tour has suspended
him for six months, calling this the low point of an 18-year career during which he has
made as much news off the course as he has with his prodigious game. In 2008, Daly\' ',-
brought more unwelcome publicity. He smashed one tee shot off the top of a beer can dur-\' -1
ing a pro-am. At another tournament, he returned from a rain delay with Tampa Bay
Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden as his caddie. And his most memorable photo this year came
in an orange jail suit, eyes half-closed. Daly said that is why the PGA Tour suspended him. "Is it fair that I
got suspended?" he said. "It's not fair in reality, but it's probably fair in perception." Daly said he wanted to
go public to let fans and tournaments know that he wasn't abandoning them by taking his game to the
European tour. At least until the spring, he simply didn't have much of a choice.


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Event: Mercedes-Benz Championship
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Through Jan. 4, 2009


Rank & Player
1) Tiger Woods
2) Sergio Garcia
3) Phil Mickelson
4) Padraig Harrington
5) Vijay Singh
6) Robert Karlsson
7) Camilo Villegas


Points
11.66
7.99
6.87
6.83
6.63
5.02
4.82


Jan. 4. 1967 - David Toms, winner of the
2001 PGA Championship at the Atlanta
Athletic Club, was born in Monroe, La., on
this date. His winning score of 265 (15 under
par) is the lowest absolute 72-hole score
ever recorded in a major championship.
Toms has won eleven other PGA Tour events
including last year's Sony Open in Hawaii.
He is currently ranked 19th in the Official
World Golf Rankings.


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OUTDOORS


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009/NEWS-LEADER


Join a local



fishing club


Georgia may just be the very best
place in Southeast to enjoy fishing,
hunting, boating and sailing. The St.
Marys Naval Submarine Base has personnel
from all over the country and tourists too.
Amelia Island's beaches, bays and river prop-
erty also attract both visitors and new resi-
dents and, for many of these new residents,
they all have an excellent opportunity to learn
how to enjoy some of North America's best
water sports and hunting.
I could not begin to add
up the number of times peo-
ple have come up to me and
asked, "We just moved to
Amelia Island; tell me about
the fishing." While many new
visitors and residents choose
to learn about the good old
outdoors on their own, their
OUTDOORS lack of success often discour-
ages future fishing or hunting
outings.
TerryLacoss I would definitely encour-
age new arrivals to our community to join a
fishing club, where the needed skills to enjoy
the great outdoors to the fullest will be much
easier and faster to obtain.
John Riegler is a perfect example of how
joining a fish club helps in increasing your
angling skills so you will make big catches
instead of becoming frustrated with the lack of
fishing skills and knowledge. Riegler joined
the Nassau Sport Fishing Association shortly
after moving to Amelia Island because he sim-
ply did not have any saltwater fishing skills.
Riegler quickly picked up the needed angling
skills and knowledge by talking with NSFA
members and actually fishing with them on
the water.
During the 2008 Nassau Sport Fishing
Association's tournament season, Riegler was
crowned angler of the year.
"We have a monthly tournament for our
members, which includes a different specie of
saltwater game fish each month," NSFA presi-
dent Joe Wise said. "Club members are given
points each month for the fish that they catch
and enter in the tournament. At the end of our
year, the club member with the most points is
crowned angler of the year."
The Nassau Sports Fishing Association
meets twice each month at Ten Acres. The
second Wednesday of the month is a business
meeting while the fourth Wednesday of the
month is a social meeting.
"Our social meetings are very popular with
our members," Wise said. "We offer a covered
dish dinner and have a guest speaker that
talks about local fishing opportunities and how
to catch fish."
The NSFA is also very active during the
year, holding several fishing tournaments that
encourage young fishermen to participate
with their parents, friends and even pro fish-
ing teams.
The NSFA kicks off its season with a drum
tournament and big drum weighing to 80
pounds are often the largest fish weighed in.
The annual NSFA Tournament of Champions
Kingfish Tournament is a summer event and
is in its 27th year. The popular fishing tourna-
ment offers plenty of cash prizes, including
youth awards, which are sponsored by the
New-Leader.
The annual NSFA Trout Tournament also
has a youth division sponsored by The Bait
House. The NSFA also holds an annual fishing
rodeo for youth fishermen, which is held at
the Fort Clinch fishing pier. Each youth angler
is given a fishing rod, reel, bait and has an
excellent chance in winning a nice trophy.
"We also have a seafood booth at the annu-
al Shrimp Festival, which is a big fundraiser
for our fishing club," Wise said. "We are
extremely proud to be able to fund two high
schools scholarships each year for our local
youth."
Other NSFA club members that have con-
tributed to the success of the popular fishing
club with their hard work include Scott
Stewart, vice president; Allen Mills, tourna-
ment director; and Jim Wilson, treasurer.
If you enjoy freshwater bass fishing, the
Nassau Bassmasters meets each month on the
third Thursday. The popular bass fishing club
is associated with the BASS National
Federation and holds monthly bass fishing
tournaments and yearly competition. For
more information, call Bob Schlag at (912)
729-2282.
The Amelia Island Plantation Fishing Club
offers several annual fishing trips and tourna-
ments for its members. The popular fishing
club focuses on helping property owners and


SPECIAL PHOTOS
Area fishermen can join one of the local clubs to share knowledge and enjoy camaraderie with fellow anglers. John Riegler, above,
took angler of the year honors as Nassau Sport Fishing Association's top fisherman for 2008. Billy Kittrell, below left, is a member
of the Nassau Bassmasters that has monthly meetings and competes in bass tournaments too. Curt Sanders, below right, is pic-
tured with an excellent eating triggerfish during an Amelia Island Plantation fish club organized fishing trip.


members in getting aquatinted with other fish-
ermen. Call the Amelia Angler at 321-5090 for
information.
For the record: There was a mistake in my


previous article concerning the 26th annual
Tournament of Champions Kingfish
Tournament. The column should have read,
"Steve Martin captained Tuna Tails' to top


honors." Kenny Elwood captained 'Team Bad
Habit" to second-place honors. Samantha
Elwood reeled the big king in and missed first-
place honors by 0.002 ounces.


FERNANDINA BEACH - TIDES
Tides, Sun & Moon:January 7-14, 2009


Tide calculations are for Amelia River, Fernandina Beach. No corrections are necessary.
events are also calculated for Fernandina Beach, although actual times may vary because of land masses.


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

NSFAmeets
The Nassau Sport Fishing Association
meets the second Wednesday of each month
at 7:30 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday at 7
p.m. at the Ten Acres Kraft Athletic Club.
Membership is open to the public. Call 261-
9481 or visit www.fishnsfa.com.

4-Hshootingsports
The Nassau County 4-H Safety and
Education in Shooting Sports club meets at 6
p.m. Monday. Locations alternate between
the shooting range and the multi-purpose
building located next to the extension office at
the fairgrounds in Callahan.
The program provides provides a positive
experience for youth and promotes the safety
and ethical use of firearms.


Enrollment in 4-H is required, but simple
and free. Youth must be at least 10 years old.
For information, call Allison Haga at (904) 765-
7158.

Join the auxiliary
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
needs volunteers. It is composed of uniformed
non-military volunteers who assist the Coast
Guard in all of its varied missions, except for
military and direct law enforcement.
These men and women can be found on the
nation's waterways, in the air, in classrooms
and on the dock. Training opportunities, most
of which are free, include boat crew and
coxswain (small boat operator) vessel examin-
er, boating safety class instructor, public
affairs, marine visitor and others.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least
17 years old and pass a basic background
check. There are no upper age limits or height
or weight standards (although boat crew must
perform certain tasks). There are no mini-
mum service hours.
Flotilla 14-01 meets at the Amelia Island
Lighthouse facility once a month.
E-mail information for this column to
bjones@fbnewsleadercom.


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WEDNESDAY, January 7, 2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FL


Even exotic Egyp

I am back from the pyra- camels and
mids of Egypt. The trip donkeys
was a mix of sober reality hauling carts
and amazing history. full of
Writers struggle to capture a oranges, cab-
place but places can't be cap- bages and
tured. A writer can only tell mounds of
their own story of their time bright green
in a place. My trip to Egypt alfalfa. All
offered a very different set of the frantic
experiences than were expect- FROM activity
ed. I did not anticipate danger THE moves
and quickly found danger was PORCH through a
always close. An armed guard dusty haze
accompanied our group as we "" that never
traveled through the country. Dickie quite goes
A trip to a country with Anderson away and
5,000 years of history is a adds to the
challenge in itself and then try exotic rosy golden light that
to comprehend the layers that bathes the city. Traffic is con-
have brought it to the 21st stant and the non-stop honk-
century. The startling reality ing is only interrupted by the
is that in today's Egypt the haunting call to prayer five
majority of people live as they times a day.
have for not hundreds of years Muslim domination is
but thousands of years. Their reflected in the dress of
lives depend on the Nile and Egyptians. Women in scarves
the abundance of crops its and men in the traditional
rich valley produces each long caftan-like galabias.
year. It is hand to mouth. Modesty prevails. The other
First stop Cairo, a sprawl- dominant apparel is, unfortu-
ing city of 8 million people. It nately, uniforms. One cannot
has all the problems of any miss the constant presence of
big city but with bizarre uniformed policemen and all
twists. Honking taxis, beaten- with weapons. As our group of
up buses and dented dusty nine Americans traveled
cars vie for road space with throughout the country we


t is no match for home sweet home


always had an armed guard
with us. Assigned by the gov-
ernment, we never learned a
name nor did any of the many
guards ever look at us direct-
ly.
Despite the poverty and
filth on all public thorough-
fares there is little begging.
Instead, everyone seems to
sell some sort of curio from
scarves to spices. Each trip to
a public bathroom is a negoti-
ation - Egyptian pounds for
toilet paper. It is a way of life.
Yes, Egypt is beautiful but
more than its ancient treas-
ures have been buried in its
sand. Its mind-boggling histo-
ry is its glory and its burden.
It continues to struggle as it
has for centuries for its own
survival in a world where
strife and unrest are a part of
daily life.
Once out of Cairo and visit-
ing Luxor and Aswan it is
clear that first and foremost,
Egypt is about the amazing
Nile River. Satellite photo-
graphs show the dramatic line
of green that is the Nile and
its fertile valley. The lush river
valley produces three crops a
year.
There are places one visits
that forever stay embedded in


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A camel ride was among the many exotic experiences for
Dickie Anderson, right, during her recent trip to Egypt.


memory. A pure, dramatic
visual imprint. The beauty of
the Nile is a world wonder in
my experience. The Nile River
joins the Grand Canyon in my
short list of pure sensual
drama.
Those lucky enough to be
on a cruise boat moving along
the mighty river's beautiful
valley witness its every mood
and its subtle serenity.
Egypt is exotic. I rode a
camel and got a henna tattoo


on my ankle. I ate strange and
exotic things. The food was
simple and fresh. No obesity
in Egypt. Wonderful mixes of
humus and sauces to dip the
wonderful fresh vegetables in.
The national beer, Stella,
proved to a refreshing treat
after a dusty visit to a 2,000- to
3,000-year-old temple or tomb.
We sailed in one of the elegant
gull-like feluccas that flit
across the Nile at the ports
where tourists gather. With


enthusiasm, I joined in spirit-
ed bargaining at the famous
bazaars where purveyors
pushed for attention and
Egyptian pounds.
After a dizzying two weeks
with stops in Cairo, Memphis,
Sahara, Luxor, Aswan and
Alexandria, I arrived at the
Cairo airport more than ready
to return home.
Yes, this latest adventure
was humbling in many ways.
To stand in front of the mighty
pillars at Karnak and giant fig-
ures at Abu Simbel, ride a
camel and cruise down the
Nile are amazing experiences.
It will be hard to forget the
people and their difficult lives
and so little promise of any-
thing but future chaos and
instability.
Once again, back from a
trip, I am filled with the over-
whelming emotion of being
home. You know. The one
there is no place like? Landing
at Dulles airport and walking
through the gates was espe-
cially sweet this time around.
Dickie Anderson welcomes
your comments. Books are
available at local book and gift
stores or on line at www.dickie-
anderson.com.
dickie@dickieanderson.com


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ChangeofWatch
Amelia Flotilla 14-1 of the United States Coast
Auxiliary recently held its "Change of Watch" program, a
symbolic representation of the annual change of leader-
ship for auxiliary elected officers. Current commander
Thomas Hayden, left, swears in the flotilla's 2009 com-
mander, Heinz Fridrich, above.
Fridrich is an experienced boater who has served in
several leadership positions in the auxiliary, most
recently as the flotilla's operations officer, responsible
for ensuring that the waters surrounding Amelia Island
are adequately patrolled, providing safety assistance to
all boaters. His 2009 objectives will focus on three
areas: recreational boating safety; marine safety and
security; and member fellowship.


bUBMlIIlOED
Relay donation
The Club 14 Fitness Relay for Life Team received
$1,000 as part of a National Breast Cancer Awareness
Month program from Massachusetts Mutual Life
Insurance Company. Jeff Timian, a local agent for Mass
Mutual, above with Ginger Holten, event chair for Relay
for life, and Kristen DeRoo and Rae Lane of Club 14,
obtained the donation that enabled the club to become
the winning fundraising team for the local Relay chapter.
"I'm delighted that local women struggling with breast
cancer and the agencies that serve them will benefit from
our donation and commitment to the cause," said Timian
of Fernandina Beach. Timian, whose firm Financial
Design Associates (www.fn-design.com) is based in
Jacksonville, recently conducted an informative financial
seminar, Pearls of Wisdom, geared toward women.


Takingthe plunge
A Polar Bear Plunge was
held at beach access 40 in
Fernandina Beach on New
Year's Day, captured by
Carly Boler, the year book
photographer for
Fernandina Beach Middle
School. The average water
temperature in January is
55 degrees, according to
the National Oceanographic
Data Center.


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Boys & Girls benefit
Nassau County Fire/Rescue
Professionals, Local 3101, held a
successful sporting clay shoot at
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot
Shot Trail, in Yulee. With more than
100 sponsors and 55 participants,
the event netted $4,000 to benefit
the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau
County. From left are John Lain;
Chris Gamble, event organizer; Bob
Holmes, Boys & Girls Clubs Board
member; Matt Waggoner, president,
Local 3101; and Steve Johnson,
secretary.
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'United Way Month'
Vice Mayor Ken Walker reads
a proclamation declaring
December 2008 "United Way
Month" as United Way ambas-
sadors including Fire Marshal
Jason Higginbotham, Bernice
Alderman of the Parks &
Recreation Department,
Division Manager of United
Way of Northeast Florida
Anthony Dutton, Mayor Bruce
Malcolm, Human Resources
Director Robin Marley,
Assistant Golf Pro David
Franklin and City Clerk Mary
Mercer look on during the
Dec. 16 city commission
meeting.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7,2009 LEISURE News-Leader


Cyclists 0
Representatives from
Savannah will visit Fernandina
Beach, Jacksonville and
Northeast Florida this month
when 20 cyclists from the his-
toric Georgia city ride region-
al trails and learn about what it
takes to get trails built.
For five days starting Jan.
14, the cyclists will ride the invi-
tational Savannah-Northeast
Florida Workshop on Wheels
(SNF-WOW) that begins in St.
Marys, Ga., and continues
along off-road trails, bicycle
lanes, backroads and ferries
through Florida's Amelia
Island, Jacksonville, Clay and
St. Johns counties.
The group will arrive at the
city docks in Fernandina Beach
at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15
from St Marys, Ga., via the
Cumberland Sound Ferry and
begin their ride after a short
welcome ceremony. The public
is invited to attend and local
bicyclists are welcome to
accompany the group as they
pedal south through Amelia
and Talbot Islands to the St
Johns River Ferry.
Off-road paved trails the
group will ride include the trails
system through Amelia Island
Plantation, the Timucuan Trail
through Little Talbot Island
State Park,J;.. . I;-.. v. II.. - North
Bank Riverwalk, the city's S-
Line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin


LITERARY LEANINGS

Ghost tales
Local author Maggie
Carter-de Vries has released a
new book, Ghosts ofAmelia
and Other Tales, a collection of
ghost stories, many of which
have been passed down from
generation to generation on
Amelia Island. For information
visit www.ameliasecrets.com.
Literary BookGroup
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.
Marilyn and Norman Wesley
lead the discussions. The pro-
grams are free. New members
are always welcome.
Upcoming discussions
include Jan. 8, Lolita by
Vladimir Nabokov.

One Book One
Community
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 Commu-
nity selection, The Black
Tower, by Louis Bayard.
Professor Chris Twiggs
will moderate a discussion
with the author on Jan. 15 at 6
p.m. at the Florida House Inn,
22 S. Third St. The program is
free. Appetizers, dinner and
cash bar will be available. The
event is sponsored by the
Friends of the Library.
The One Book, One
Community idea is for people
of all ages to read the same
book and then discuss it, any-
where and everywhere: on the
golf course, in line at the gro-
cery store, over the phone, at
neighborhood coffees, etc.
Persons with disabilities
requiring special accommoda-
tions, call 277-7365 or Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-
8771 at least five days prior to
the program date.
Writers and poets
The Nassau County
Writers and Poets Society wel-
comes you to the new writing
year and invites you to join the
first meeting of the new sea-
son. 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.
For information, contact Cara
at www. wordsmythe@net-
magic.net.
Author submissions
The Amelia Island Book
Festival is now accepting sub-
missions for consideration for
featured authors at the 2009
festival. For submission
requirements, go to www.boo


kisland.org or e-mail info@
bookisland.org.


n fact-finding trails ride
- - Greenway Alliance (ECGA)
designated their first sections
What we learn from the tour will of state trail in Woodbine and in
greatly focus trail-building through Richmond Hill.
Also earlier this year,
our six coastal counties.' tourism agencies in Nassau,
JO CLAIRE HICKSON, COASTAL GEORGIA GREENWAY Duval and St. Johns counties,
together with Visit Florida and
ECGA, published the first
Trail, Black Creek Trail in Clay committee chairman David guide to the East Coast
County, and the wide side- Strickland, Community Bank Greenway in Florida.
walk/path through Ponte Vice Chairman of Everbank, Additional Florida organi-
Vedra Beach. The group will Jacksonville, "they'll meet with zations involved in the January
conclude their ride on the political leaders, parks and event include the St. Johns
canopy road through Fort transportation planners, River Alliance, Bike Florida,
Clinch State Park before they tourism leaders, trail advocates Florida Office of Greenways
again board the ferry in and others to learn the best so and Trails, Office of the Mayor
Fernandina to return to St far accomplished in northeast of Jacksonville, North Florida
Marys, Ga., on Sunday, Jan. 18. Florida and about issues affect- Metropolitan Transportation
"What we learn from the ing how the region further Organization, Jacksonville
tour will greatly focus trail- develops trails." Regional Chamber of Com-
building through our six "The group represents the merce, Urban Land Institute
coastal counties," says land- kind of people touring by bicy- North Florida, Cumberland
scape architect Jo Claire cle today," says Strickland. Sound Ferry Service, Jackson-
Hickson of the Coastal Georgia "They ride top-notch bikes and ville Suns, S.S. Marine, First
Greenway, who will tour with they stay in first-class hotels. Coast Trails Coalition, City of
the group. As tourism turns increasingly Fernandina Beach, Amelia
"It will put the East Coast green, these people coming to Island Tourist Development
Greenway on the map in two Jacksonville will get us devel- Council, St. Augustine, Ponte
important southern states," oping trails more quickly, and Vedra & the Beaches Visitors
says Herb Hiller, southeast that will certainly also benefit & Convention Bureau, the
region program consultant to Jacksonville residents." North Florida Bicycle Club,
the East Coast Greenway The touring group is expect- and William H. Jeter and
Alliance, who will also tour. ed to report back to Savannah, Deanne M. Clark.
Educators, land developers, Chatham County and regional For additional information
lawyers and MDs are also authorities about how best to about the SNF-WOW group
among the touring group. connect trails through Geor- and their local itinerary con-
They'll ride an average of 25 gia's coastal counties. Earlier tact Mike Pikula at 556-1098.
miles a day. this year the Coastal Georgia For more information check
"Along the way," says host Greenway and East Coast out www.Greenway.org.


Hope House gets a

The Salvation Army Hope
House, formally known as
Hope Ministries, now has a
permanent place to call home
thanks to local attorney and
Advisory Board member
Buddy Jacobs of Fernandina
Beach.
Jacobs has transferred the
deed to the property that
Hope House currently occu-
pies to The Salvation Army
with hopes of continuing to
minister to the spiritual and
emergency needs of people
throughout the community.
The building, housed at 410 S. .
Ninth St. in downtown "
Fernandina, is valued at
$360,000.
Hope House has been a Attorney Buddy Jacobs trar
source of salvation - both Salvation Army Hope Hous
materially and spiritually- for area commander for the Nc
countless individuals and Army.
families in Fernandina Beach
and surrounding areas for
over 12 years. As the popula- Army in 2006 to explore the
tion began to i....." in possibility of joining forces, it
Nassau County in recent sounded like a perfect fit.
years, so did the need for "Our missions are pretty
more and better social service much identical," says Major
resources. Eventually, the Jim Arrowood, area com-
small, tightly-knit group of mander for the Northeast
Christians overseeing Hope Florida Salvation Army. "We
House realized that the min- address the most basic needs
istry's resources had begun among those that hurt the
stretching thin. most and we do it in the con-
When Hope House direc- text of Christ's command to
tors approached The Salvation 'do unto others.' With the


home


isfers the deed to the
e to Major Jim Arrowood,
northeast Florida Salvation


donation of this property we
will be able to continue to
flourish in Nassau County,
providing even more vital pro-
grams and services to neigh-
bors in need."
Jacobs would like to pay
tribute to longtime Hope
House director, Florence
Carter, and to Brenda Stivers,
who handled all the adminis-
tration duties for the Hope
House for the past 12 years.


HOME AND GARDEN BRIEFS


Farmers market
Fresh-from-the grove honeybells are
available at the Fernandina Farmers Market.
Log Cabin Groves, with 150 acres of cit-
rus trees, now has its honeybells available
along with its pink grapefruit, navel oranges
and tangerines. Also available are ruby red
grapefruit that are certified organic.
Whether you buy just a few or by the bag,
this fruit is truly coming from their trees to
your table.
Also at the Market on Saturday, Sweet
Grass Dairy's handcrafted and award-win-
ning cow and goat cheeses. This will be
Sweet Grass' only visit to the market in
January.
The Fernandina Farmers Market is open
every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets. For more information
call (904) 491-4872 or visit www.fernandina-
farmersmarket.com.
Plantwalk and talk
Nassau County Watershed Action
Volunteer James Loper will lead a nature
walk and discuss plant characteristics on the
Egans Creek Greenway on Jan. 10.
The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the
Jasmine Street entrance to the south
Greenway area in Fernandina Beach.
WAV program volunteers will tabulate
previously identified plants and new plants
identified during the activity. The public is
invited to attend this free outdoor activity.
For information, call Nassau County WAV
Coordinator Paula Staples at 225-5613.
Landscape Matters class
On Jan. 21 from 10-11 a.m., Nassau
County Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi


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Log Cabin Groves will be at the
Fernandina Farmers Market on
Saturday with fresh honeybells as well
as other citrus fruit.


and Master Gardener Bea Walker will con-
duct a Landscape Matters class on pruning
trees and shrubs in your landscape. The ses-
sion will take place at the UF/IFAS Nassau
County Demonstration Garden. For more
information, see the Extension website at:
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/horticulture/land-
matters/landmatters.html or contact Jordi at
548-1116. This session is free and open to
the public.
Melaleuca mulch is for sale at all
Landscape Matters classes.


RAIN


This is Pinky, one of our teenage
puppies at RAIN. Pinky is female black
lab mix who is about 8 months old.
She weighs about 35 pounds but is not
expected to grow much more.
Pinky enjoys playing with her
friends, swimming, chasing the ball
and treat time. Pinky is also learning
good manners in the house and on the
leash. She seems to not mind the cats
in the cattery, but really enjoys clean-


ing their dishes when they are
through with mealtime.
To learn more of Pinky and all of
her friends at Rescuing Animals In
Nassau, please call (904) 879-5861 or
e-mail us at rainhumane@yahoo.com.
RAIN will be holding its first annual
Spay/Neuter Gala on March 28, "An
Affuurr To Remember."
Please look for more information to
follow.


Hello everyone! Yes, you
are seeing correctly. I am a
momma dog that Gabby, a
sweet Cats Angels volunteer
who went shopping and heard
the whimpering by the dump-
ster at the Callahan Winn
Dixie, found nursing my six
puppies. We were scooped up
and taken to our new foster
mom's home. My puppies
have had their first worming
and we were all seen by Dr.
Jaime for our first set of shots.
Unfortunately, I have heart-
worms and will need to be
treated. My foster mom needs
some help with my puppies.
Would anyone be interested in
fostering a couple of them for
the next 5 weeks until they
can get fixed and put up for
adoption? If you can, please


Meet Tracker. He is one
amazing young man. This 1-
year-old loves attention. He
can't get enough petting, kiss-
es and hugs. He will play with
you and other dogs all day
long if you let him. If you
want one great dog, then
Tracker's the ONE for you!
I am curious George. This
photo says it all. When I am
not exploring and checking
out the world, then you can
find me in your lap giving you
all the love I have in my little
boy, kitty heart! I am about 5
months old and think I am old
enough for a great home. If
you are looking for a cutie to
love you forever, then come
get me from my shelter home
and make me part of yours!
Nassau County Animal
Services would like to thank
all those who visited our shel-
ter to adopt an animal last
month. We did over 60 adop-
tions in December and were
able to transfer over 60 more
to local rescues and to other
SPCAs throughout the state.
That means over 120 home-
less animals that came
through our door are off to
their second chance in life
and are now part of some-


call Cats Angels at 321-2267.
Cats Angels has lots of cats
and kittens available for adop-
tion also!
Our Thrift Store is open
Monday-Saturday from 11
a.m.-5 p.m. We greatly appre-
ciate donations of items for
the store during business
hours. As always, we are look-
ing for volunteers to help with
our Adoption Center cleaning
and volunteers to help out at
the store. Please stop by and
sign up!
If you are caring for ani-
mals and need help getting
them spayed/neutered, please
call First Coast No More
Homeless Pets at (904) 425-
0005. If you don't qualify, call
Cats Angels at 321-2267 to dis-
cuss options.


STARS


Radar, an 8-pound, 3-year-
old, Chihuahua/mini
Dachshund mix, is looking
and listening, with his won-
derful ears, for his forever
home. He is anxious to start
the New Year in a new home!
Save the Animals Rescue
Society does not run a shelter.
Animals are fostered by
STARS members until a suit-
able and caring home is
found. STARS needs new fos-
ter homes in order to rescue
more animals and increase
adoptions.
For more information, con-


Britney is a Border
Collie mix who would make a
great family pet! She would
do well in an active home
with children and would
make a great running com-
panion or beach girl! Lucky
for her we are based on an
island and surrounded by
outdoor activities! Come by
and meet her, you won't be
sorry!
Heather Lynn thinks she
is a parrot of some sort! She
will be one of the first to greet
you as you come through our
cattery door and she wants to
be picked up, brushed, loved
on and, most of all, to sit on
your shoulder and purr loud-
ly! She is an adult at 6 years
old and would be a great com-
panion pet for someone look-
ing for a buddy to curl up with
and love!
Britney, Heather Lynn and
many other wonderful pets
are available for adoption at
the Nassau Humane Society
located at 671 Airport Road in
Fernandina Beach. We can
also be reached at 321-1647 or
at nassauhumanesociety.com.
Please bring by your used
items for our Flea and Tick
Sale benefiting NHS and


tact STARS at www.starso-
famelia.org, call 491-3107 or
write to PO. Box 893,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.


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being held in February. We
are collecting items now and
need whatever donations you
may have to make this a suc-
cess!


one's family.
We still have many animals
that are looking for great
homes. Please come visit
them at 86078 License Road
near the Department of
Motor Vehicles. We can be
reached at 548-4035. You can
view some of our pets on
www.petfinder.com/shel-
ters/FL533.html.


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WEDNESDAY, January 7, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader


PEOPLE &PLACES


SPECIAL EVENTS

Group exhibition
Eight Island Art Association
members show their self-por-
traits and other recent works in
a group exhibition of oil paint-
ings at the IAAArt Gallery on
North Second Street in down-
town Fernandina Beach. The
public is invited to a "Meet the
Artists Reception" to be held
Jan. 9 from 5-8 p.m.
The Oil Painter's Group
was formed three years ago,
meeting on Wednesday after-
noons, to explore and develop
techniques in oil paint and to
develop individual expression
in that media. The current
exhibit is highlighted by self-
portraits of each artist pro-
duced during the past year.
Other works are of still-life sub-
jects, landscapes, marsh
scenes, beach scenes and
portraiture all executed in oil
media during the past year.
The group of eight consists
of Melba Craven, Mikolean
Longacre, Louise Malone,
Paul Massing, Karen
McFadyen, Emylee McBrearty,
Georganna Mullis and Barbara
Noden. The paintings will be
on display throughout January
and February.
Historical society meets
Dr. Daniel L. Schafer, pro-
fessor emeritus of the depart-
ment of history at the
University of North Florida, will
be the speaker at the January
meeting of
the Amelia
Island
lllli Historical
IM.iili p Society.
His
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Florida Slave, Plantation
Slaveowner is the result of
many years of research.
Working with surprisingly
extensive records, including
information and photographs
from extended family mem-
bers and descendants,
Schafer has reconstructed and
documented the remarkable
story of one slave's life.
The society will meet on
Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the
community room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department on Lime Street.
The public is welcome.
Bird walk
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
songbirds as well as birds of
prey. Go to the Our Greenway
website at www.ourgreen-
way.org to download a
Greenway specific bird list.
Participants are encouraged to
bring binoculars, water, sun
protection, bug juice, comfort-
able walking shoes and option-
ally 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. For more informa-
tion call 277-7350 or visit Our
Greenway at www.ourgreen-
way.org.
Inauguration party
A Community Potluck
Inauguration Party will be held
on Jan. 20 from 7-10 p.m. at
the Palace Saloon, with danc-
ing to the music of Hupp &
Rob and a replay of President
Barack Obama's inauguration
speech. The Fernandina
Beach non-partisan Commu-
nity for Change Group is host-
ing the dinner. Please bring a
dish to share. Plates and cut-
lery will be provided. Cash bar.
Cost is $5 per person.
Tickets should be purchased
in advance through Audrey
Milley at (904) 556-6816 or
audrey.milley@yahoo.com.
Alternate contact is Chris
Platel at 491-8676 or cpla-
tel@ bellsouth.net.
THIS WEEK

Diabetes classes
The Nassau County Health


Department is offering a series
of four, two-hour diabetes self-
management education class-
es on Thursdays Jan. 8, 15, 22
and 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Yulee Full-Service School,
86207 Felmor Road.
Registration fee is $20 and
$10 for Nassau County School
District employees. Please
plan on attending all four
classes. To register contact


Jen Nicholson, RD, LD/N,
Healthy Communities Healthy
People program coordinator,
at 548-1853.
Art classes
Acrylic painting classes
with Kathy Hardin begin Jan.
8 from 9:30 a.m.-noon or Jan.
9 from 2:30-5 p.m. at the
Amelia Arts Academy. Call
Hardin at 261-8276 to register.
Watercolor painting work-
shop classes with Bill Maurer
begin Jan. 8 from 2:30-5 p.m.
and Jan. 9 from 9:30 a.m.-
noon, Plein air when possible,
at the Amelia Arts Academy.
Call Maurer at 261-8276 for
information.
Genealogy course
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will con-
duct a beginner genealogy
course for those interested in
researching their family histo-
ry. Four of the five sessions
will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall on Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to noon: Jan. 10,
17, 31 and Feb. 7. The fifth
session will be held at the
FCCJ Nassau County cam-
pus Computer Lab on a week-
night, 7-9 p.m. (date to be
determined).
Topics include Census and
Civil Vital Records; Church
and Cemetery Records;
Courthouse, Military,
Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Records; effective use of
libraries and archives; organi-
zational techniques; and
Internet research. The fee for
the full course is $30/person
(includes one-year single
AIGS membership) or
$45/couple (includes a one-
year AIGS family member-
ship). Register at any Nassau
County library or call Marie at
321-3460.
FT planning
On Jan. 10 from 9-10:30
a.m., Fernandina Little
Theatre will host the first of a
series of strategic planning
meetings in the community
room of the Fernandina
Beach Police Department,
1525 Lime St. This first gath-
ering is open to all friends,
season subscribers, actors,
volunteers, staff and support-
ers of Fernandina Little
Theatre.Refreshments will be
served.
NEXT WEEK

Salt marsh secrets
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. This
program 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.
Computercoaching
Are you a senior citizen
interested in becoming com-
puter savvy? Learn how to
access the Internet and e-


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Jan. 9 is the deadline to
register for spring term
classes at the Amelia Arts
Academy. Call 277-1225.
There is no registration
deadline for private lessons.
Teen and adult classes at
the Amelia Arts Academy
include:
* Guitar - Thursdays 5-6
p.m. Whether you're experi-
enced, or have never
touched a guitar, this class
focuses on developing tech-
nique in a fun group envi-
ronment.
* Film & TV Production
- Wednesday 5-7 p.m.
Students will join a profes-
sional producer to explore
the world of script develop-
ment, cameras, field equip-
ment, production budgeting
and more while creating a
short film.
* Clay-Mation - Wednes-
days 3:30-5 p.m. Create your
own clay-mation movie!
Learn the basics of clay
techniques, digital photogra-
phy, screenplay develop-
ment and set design in a fun
group setting.
* Friday Night Teen/
Tween Studio - Fridays 5-7
p.m. ages: 11-18. Explore a
wide variety of media includ-


mail. Have a topic you would
like to research? Longtime
computer coach Janet Cote-
Merow will provide the hands-
on experience on the comput-
er. Classes will be held at the
Council on Aging Senior
Center, 1367 South 18h St.
(across from Baptist Medical
Center Nassau) and will begin
on Monday, Jan. 12 from 2-3
p.m. For more information,
call Frances Bartelt at 261-
0701, ext.102.
Belly dance lasses
Island Tribe Belly Dance
announces a new spring
semester of classes, including
beginner and intermediate
belly dance as well as a Belly
Dance fitness class.
Beginners' orientation night
is Jan 13 at 8 p.m. at TNT
Dance Force in Yulee (near
North Hampton). Call for more
information at (904) 415-0300.
SayingYesl
Taking inspiration from the
new Jim Carrey movie, "Yes
Man," and also from having
said "Yes" to many new
adventures in her own life, life
coach Christine-Anne PlAtel is
offering a free class, Saying
Yes! More in 2009, on Jan. 14
at noon at Jack and Diane's
Cafe, 708 Centre St.
The class will tackle issues
including: How would your life
change if you said "Yes!"
more, and 10 Questions to
Ask Yourself that can help get
you ready to say Yes! more in
2009 in your personal, profes-
sional and spiritual life.


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ing acrylic painting, sculp-
ture, clay, ink, textiles, jewel-
ry and more. Pizza included.
* Ballroom Dancing with
Felix Solis - Thursdays 6-7
p.m. Learn with a partner or
by yourself to dance the fox
trot, waltz, tango, rumba,
cha/cha, swing and salsa.
Kid's classes include:
* Patty Cake Playtime -
Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30
p.m., ages 3-5. This class
explores creative activities
for the young child in many
areas of visual arts such as
painting, sculpture, drawing,
collage and printmaking as
well some applied creative
movement and theater.
* Guitar Class - Thurs-
days, 4-5 p.m., ages 7-12.
This course concentrates on
developing musical skills
and techniques. Appropriate
for a variety of interests and
skill levels, children will
enjoy the "jam session"
atmosphere of this lively
class.
* Art After School -
Tuesdays 3:30-5 p.m., ages
6-12. High-energy visual
expression that explores cul-
tural art history. Make
masks, create a collage,
sculpt, paint and illustrate.


A six-week evening class
begins Wednesday, Jan. 21.
The fee is $90.
Reservations are required
for both events, space is limit-
ed. Call Platel at 491-8676 or
cplatel@bellsouth.net.
Class meeting
The Class of 1980
Reunion Committee meets at
7 p.m. on the second
Wednesday of each month at
the Surf Restaurant to plan its
30th Class Reunion. The next
meeting is Jan. 14. All com-
mittee members are required
to attend. Contact Kathie
Jefferson Carswell at 556-
5099, Melanie Bird at 556-
6332, or e-mail
classofl 980fbhs@yahoo.com
for more information.
Mens Newcomers
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will hold
its luncheon meeting at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15.
Speaker will be 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 prob-
lem plant for a diagnosis. All
men are invited. Tickets are
$15 in advance and $17 at the
door. For reservations, call
Bob Keane at 277-4590.
Clutter program
The Nassau Women's


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6. Neighbor of
Algeria
10. Batting avgs.,
basically
14. Make amends
15. Where the
shah ruled
16. Actor Rob or
Chad
17. Letterman
show feature
19. Olympics
blade
20. Germany's
Graf von
21. Make jubilant
22. Like Easter
eggs
23. Folk wisdom
25. Thesaurus
27. Have the
money for
30. Beyond tipsy
32. Jelly flavor
33. Bel cheese
34. Addams
cousin
37. Hourly fee
38. Poet Stephen
Vincent
39. Have the lead
role
40. Colonial insect
41. Track prelims
42. Sling ammo
43. Accustomed
with
45. Longtime
baseball
manager
Anderson
46. Grow
choppers
48. Astronaut
Shepard
49. Choice word
50. Long March
nation
53. Make well
57. Man Friday


58. Ginger Rogers
Oscar role
60. Antidrug
biggie
61. Nobelist
Wiesel
62. Kitchen attire
63. Fodder
grasses
64. Mob rulers
65. Sugar
providers

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inhabitants
2. At the peak of
3. Slangy refusal
4. Pronghorn or
impala
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highlight
8. In baseball's
"cellar"
9. Part of a
mortgage


Information Exchange pres-
ents "Becoming Clutter Free:
Conquering Your Paper Piles"
as its next Women's Inform-
ation Exchange brown-bag
luncheon event Jan. 15 from
noon-1 p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach City Hall commission
chambers, 204 Ash St.
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. Reser-
vations are suggested by call-
ing your library branch. Box
lunches by Amelia Island
Coffee & Ice Cream are $10
and must be prepaid at any
branch library by noon Jan. 9.
Make checks payable to
FCCJ. No refunds given.
For information call the
Yulee branch library/FCCJ
Nassau Center at 548-4467 or
the Fernandina Beach branch
at 277-7365.
'March for Life
In the spirit of respecting
human life, join family, friends
and many others of diverse
faiths, backgrounds and ages
in St. Augustine on Jan. 17 for
various activities. From 9
a.m.-11:30 a.m. participants
will place 4,000 small, white
crosses at the Cemetery of
Innocents located near the
Great Cross at Mission
Nombre de Dios, marking the
4,000 legal, surgical abortions
that occur every day in the
United States.
At noon the 2009 March
for Life will be held from
Mission Nombre de Dios to
the Public Plaza and Gazebo
in downtown St. Augustine
(approximately 1 mile). There
will be a talk by Dr. Noreen
Johnson, OB-GYN, College
Station, Texas, music by Palm
Beach County's St. Francis of
Assissi Choir, and a presenta-
tion by Project SOS. A
spaghetti dinner hosted by St.
John's County Right to Life
will follow at the Bishop Baker
Center, 259 St. George St.
For directions and more
information, visit www.march-
forlifestaugustine.com.
MLK events
The MLK Breakfast will be
held at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church on Jan. 17 at 8 a.m.
For more information, contact
Courtney Tyson-Shelby at
491-3419.
The MLK Commemorative
Service will be held on Jan. 18
at 6 p.m. at New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church, 10
South 10th St.. For more infor-
mation call 261-7854.
COMING UP

Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court


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31. Light shirts
33. Bog fuel
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to-be 38. Adorned
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staffer drawn
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47. "My Fair
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48. Starts the pot
51. Hawaiian port
52. "Put
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55. Oodles
56. Microscope
part
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Beatles)


will be held Jan. 20 at the
Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way
in Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volunteer
jury or act as attorneys, court
clerks and bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance
offices or by attending court
and signing up then. To partic-
ipate as an attorney, see coor-
dinator Charles Griffin, who
assigns the rotating positions.
Volunteers need to arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For
information call 548-4600.
Genealogy meeting
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 Infor-
mation," delivered by guest
speaker Julia Reynolds
Nowlin. It is free and open to
the public. For information,
call 321-3460.
DARmeeting
The January meeting of
the Amelia Island Chapter of
the DAR will be held on Jan.
21 at the Golf Club of Amelia
starting at 10:30 a.m. Mem-
bers and prospective mem-
bers are invited. Call 321-
0828 to make reservations.
MarkTwain atACT
Amelia Community
Theatre, 209 Cedar St., will
present Mark Twain's "The
Diaries of Adam & Eve" at 8
p.m. Jan. 22, 23 and 24 and 2
p.m. on Jan. 25.
This witty love story as told
by one of America's foremost
humorists is a portrait of two
unusual people who discover
each other while experiencing
the mysteries of the garden.
The cast includes Geoffrey
King and Linda McClane,
directed by Jennifer Webber
and Sinda Nichols.
Tickets are $10 adults and
$5 students, open seating.
Call 261-6749. Box office
hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday.
Doggiesocial
A "Dogs Need a Vacation
Too" fundraiser and raffle for
the Nassau Humane Society
will be held on Jan. 22 from 4-
7 p.m. at BarkAvenue Pet
Boutique in the Plantation
Shops of Amelia Island
Plantation.
All dogs are invited to bring
their favorite humans for fun,
refreshments, prizes and dis-
counts off your favorite "dog-
gie delights." This opportunity
to socialize is sponsored by
The Travel Agency and a
selection of its favorite dog
friendly hotels and resorts.
RSVP to The Travel Agency
at 261-5914.


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(904)624-5251.
REWARD - LOST BOSTON TERRIER
needs medication ASAP. Male, black &
white. Kids miss their pet!! Please call
277-8043 or 556-9663.
FOUND - in the vicinity of 8th & Lime
Streets - red, Pomeranian mix dog -
approximately 25 Ibs. Call Cats Angels
at 321-2267 to identify.
FOUND RING - in Food Lion shopping
center in front of A Janet Lynne Salon.
Call (904)261-2493.
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.
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Both of these communities are less than 2 miles
from the beach and you can walk to the shops and
restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia center!

QM 4UA! (904) 261-0791
www.atcdevelopment.com


S 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)927-9275.




201 Help Wanted
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.
HOMELAND SECURITY JOBS -
$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. serv.
MANAGERS, BARISTAS, SERVERS &
KITCHEN PREP - Espressos Cafe,
Amelia Island Upscale Tuscan Style
Cafe. Fax resume to (904)491-9810.
HOUSEKEEPER POSITION - available
at established real estate company.
Drug test required and Saturdays are
mandatory. (904)261-9444
PT, MSW, OT, SPEECH THERAPIST,
RN, CNA - needed for Home Health
Care visits in Fernandina and surround-
ing area. Flexible Hours, Part Time.
Apply online at www.nfhsonline.com.
Earn $1000-$3200 a Month
to drive new cars with ads.
www.YouDriveCars.com
Clamptruck/Baler Room Operator -
Experienced, for large printing comp-
any. Dependable. Flexible nights/days.
Fax (904)696-7992. Apply in person:
Trend Offset Printing, 10301 Busch Dr.
North, Jacksonville, FL 32218.
FLORIDA TIMES UNION - Route
Carriers needed in the Fernandina
area. Call (904)225-9170 ext. 3.
AUDITION - to be our famous Lady
Liberty. Male & female. Energy &
enthusiasm a must. Call (904)225-
2829.
BOOTH RENTAL - in a nice salon. Call
415-0012.


I 204 Work Wanted
PRIVATE CARE NURSING ASSIST-
ANT/COMPANION - available for
quality in-home care on Amelia Island.
Pleasant, professional w/sterling refer-
ences. Days, nights, and weekends.
Available immediately. (802)779-5453
SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
HOME REPAIRS - All types of home
repair & improvements, mobile homes
also. Dependable service. Licensed,
bonded, & insured. Call Mark Bullington
at (904)277-8780.
TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
(904)491-4383
CONCRETE WORK - All types slabs,
driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. No
job too big or too small. Licensed &
insured. (904)491-4383
ATTENTION RENTAL PROPERTY
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.
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
CARPET, VINYL, TILE - repairs and
installation. 25 yrs exp. Licensed and
insured. Call Collins Carpet Service,
Inc. (904)226-2562

206 Child Care

BABYSITTER NEEDED - in home.
Good w/children a must. Some
mornings, nights, weekends. $20/day
or $100/wk. Call (904)277-2749.

207 Business
Opportunities

ENTREPRENEURS WANTED - $1000/
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
100% RECESSION PROOF - Do you
earn $800 in a day? 25 local machines
& candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
BO2000033. Call us: We will not be
undersold! ANF
EVERY WEBSITE NEEDS ONE - New
technology, easy sell. $399 to start
includes your own website. See a
demo. Go to www.CWstart.com (407)
375-6505, Dan. ANF


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Custom Bathrooms
specializing in KERDI
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Custom Tile * Heated Floors
WeDo It Right The FirstTime
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
321-0540
L Cell 557-8257

CLEANING SERVICE

HONEY DO'S CLEANING
& HANDYMAN SERVICE
277-282 or 904-583-0012cell
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Homes * Condo's * Rentals * Offices
We Do Windows
Inside & Out Cleaning
CALL CATHY DURANCE


CLEANING SERVICE


PERFECT CLEAN, INC.
*BONDED, INSURED

Please Call Us At
753-3067

HOMES* CONDOS * OFFICES

CONCRETE


ICK ISABELLA, INC.
Color and Stamped Patios,
Driveways, Sidewalks, Slabs
Now doing Regular Concrete
and Stamped Concrete
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CONSTRUCTION


BRANNAN
CONSTRUCTION
State Reg. Building Contractor
40 Years Experience
Licensed *Insured
State licensed RB0055959
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NEW HOMES
QUALITY GUARANTEED

2-Car Garages

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GUTTERS

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- Be Prepared.

6" Seamless
Aluminum Gutters
Now Accepting Major Credit Cards

LICENSED & INSURED Lowell & Renee Duster

(904) 261-1940


GARAGE DOOR &
OPERATOR SYSTEMS
Steven Hair Maintenance, Inc.
"The local guy" since 1984
Quit Paying Too Much!
SOperator or door replacements Transmitter replacement
* Broken springs Strpped gears
SCables Seceor all makes &models
904-277-2086


HOME IMPROVEMENT


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Repair* Rebuild * Remodel
Specializing in Hardie Board Siding
Tile Work * Hardwood Floors * Doors
Windows * Custom Decks * Custom Trim
Crown Moulding
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Licensed & Insured
321-0540 * 557-8257
Serving Nassau County Since 2003


CUSTOM
CONTRACTING, INC.
No Job Too Small or Too Large
Licensed, Insured & Bonded
FREE ESTIMATES
Call office: (904) 879-6106
or cell: (904) 813-6684


THIS SPACE
AVAILABLE
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The News-Leader
Service Directory!
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out how to put your
advertising dollars
to work for you!


LAND CLEARING


NEW & USED CARS


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PONTIAC * GMC
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PAINTING


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*SPECIALIZED FINISHES
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& WATERPROOFING
LICENSED * BONDED * INSURED
*PROFESSIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AT
AFFORDABLE PRICES
*SERVING NASSAU COUNTY SINCE 1997
*CALL TODAY FOR YOUR
FREE ESTIMATE
Marc Lawing - Owner/Operator


PRESSURE WASHING

PRESSURE WASHING
RAY O'ROURKE
Houses - Trailers - Patios
Driveways - etc.
Roofs
Wood Decks Cleaned& Resealed
FREE ESTIMATES
261-4353

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PONDS DUG * DEMOLITION WORK
904-277-3694
CELL 753-1393
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301 Schools &
Instruction
Learn To Operate A Crane Or
Bulldozer - Heavy equip't training.
Nat'l cert. Financial & placement assist-
ance. Georgia School of Construction.
www. Heavv5.com, use code "FLCNH"
or call (866)218-2763. ANF
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance Car-
eer. FAA approved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)
349-5387. ANF
Post Office Now Hiring - Avg pay
$20/hr or $57K/yr including Federal
Benefits & OT. Placed by adSource, not
affiliated w/USPS who hires. Call (866)
713-4492. ANF
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE - from
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (866)858-
2121, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

306 Lessons/Classes
PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTION
beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.




503 Pets/Supplies
FOR SALE - Male Boxer. 19 months
old, fawn with white legs, chest.
Beautiful dog. AKC registered. (904)
583-3326



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


601 Garage Sales
FRI. & SAT. - 8am-2pm, rain or shine.
Furniture, toddler bed, kid's & baby
clothes, & much more! All must go!
538 N. Fletcher Ave.
UNCLUTTER YOUR HOUSE,
GARAGE, ATTIC! - Rent a 10x10
booth. $175/mo. + 10% comm.
Eileen's Art & Antiques, 702 Centre.
(904)277-2717
YARD SALE - Downsizing, everything
must go! Fri., Sat., & Sun., 9am-5pm
at 86786 Worthington Dr. (Page Hill).

602 Articles for Sale
GUN SHOW - Sat. 01/10, 9-5 & Sun.
01/11, 9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800
St. Johns Bluff Rd., Jax. North Florida
Arms Collectors, (904)461-0273.
FOR SALE - Parlor lamp w/leaded
glass, Hutchen Ruether china service
for 12, Johnson Brothers "Rose Chintz"
china set, 5-pc oak bedroom suite,
some crystal oak desk, silver plate
wine tumbler, marble lamps, Japanese
kimono, washer & dryer, refrigerator,
Kirby vacuum (like new). Call (904)
238-9711 or (904)879-3137.
FOR SALE - Complete home furnish-
ing, misc. items, Ford Escort Station
Wagon, new Thomas the Train & Brio.
(904)261-8079 or (904)910-8400


610 Air Conditioners
/Heating

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

619 Business Equipment

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


705 Campers & Supplies
2004 PROWLER 26FT CAMPER -
Double bed, three bunk beds,
bathroom shower, oven, microwave, air
conditioning. $8,000. Please call (904)
261-2036, leave message.





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
UNIQUE 6 AC - marshfront/intra-
coastal acres ON Amelia, 4BR/4BA
home. 17 sites. Concurrency approved.
Phase 1 completed. Zoned for horses.
Appraised 2008 $1.7/OBO. Trade for
rental properties w/some cash. (904)
556-6285
Totally Remodeled Ranch - 1200sf.
Quiet, stable neighborhood. New
siding, systems roof, windows, apple's.
Large fenced yard. Garage. Drastically
reduced. $154,900. (904)477-2679
HISTORIC DISTRICT LOT - Great
location for your custom home or
investment. Sacrifice price of only
$50,000. (904)477-2679

S 805 Beaches
AMELIA ISLAND RETREAT IN THE
RESERVE - off Old Bluff onto 95053
Reserve Court. PERFECT LOCATION
FOR BEACH/GATORS/JAGS/ZOO
FANS. "NEW SIDE BY SIDE"
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.


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806 Waterfront

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

807 Condominiums

UNBELIEVABLE BUY - Ocean Park.
$329,000. Approx $100K below
appraisal. Upscale furnishings included.
(478)256-5563


808 Off Island/Yulee

BY OWNER - 3BR/2BA in Riverside
subdivision off Barnwell Rd. Large
fenced backyard. $199,900. (904)
583-0683

SALE OR RENT - BROKERS PRO-
TECTED. Like new 3BR/2BA, 1500sf,
12X12 covered patio, garage, whole
house water filtration system, Nassau
Lakes Reserve. Great 1st home or
investment. $199,900. (904)277-8780


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805 Beaches
BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT CONDO -
in Sand Dollar Villas. Recent multi-
million renovation. Best view in
complex, on 3rd floor. $425K. (904)
234-8986
FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled porch-
es, hot tub. $359,900. (904)556-4500
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
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complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
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LEGAL NOTICES


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

NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO CONSIDER ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Nassau County,
Florida, at a Regular meeting
to be held on Monday, the
12th day of January 2009, at
7:00 PM. at the Commission
Chambers, located in the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex, 96135 Nassau Place,
Yulee, Florida, intends to con-
sider for adoption the following
proposed ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDI-
NANCE NO.98-26,ASAMEND-
ED, WHICH AMENDED ORDI-
NANCE NO. 81-8, AS
AMENDED, WHICH ADOPTED
A PURCHASING POLICY FOR
THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS
OF NASSAU COUNTY, SPECIFI-
CALLY AMENDING SECTION 3,
DEFINITIONS, TO CORRECT THE
POSITION TITLE TO COUNTY
COORDINATOR FROM COUN-
TY ADMINISTRATOR, AND
AMENDING SECTION 4, PUR-
CHASING RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS, SPECIFICALLY
AMENDING PARAGRAPH 6,
SINGLE SOURCE PURCHASING
EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Copies of the Ordinance
are available at the Clerk's
Office at the Judicial Annex,
located at 76347 Veterans
Way, Yulee, Florida, Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
through 5:00 p.m., except for
legal holidays.


THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A
PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, AGENCY OR COM-
MISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR
SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGSAND THAT,
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR
SHE MAY NEEDTO ENSURE THAT
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TO BE BASED.
The Board of County
Commissioners may continue
hearings on this matter
ATTEST:
/s/ JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Its: Ex-Officio Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
OF NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: /s/ BARRY HOLLOWAY
Its: Chairman
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the Office of the Ex-Officio
Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners at least seven-
ty two (72) hours prior to the
proceeding at (904) 548-4660,
or if the hearing impaired,
Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8770 (v) or 1-800-955-8771
(TDD).
2t 12-31-2008,01-07-2009
7174

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR NASSAU
COUNTY
CASE NO. 45-2008-CA-
000599-AXXX-YX
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF
DEUTSCHE ALT-B SECURITIES
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
SERIES 2006-AB2 MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NORMA M. STORMS, et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NORMA M. STORMS
Whose residence is: 2700
MIZELL AVE UNIT 206, FERNAN-
DINA BEACH, FL 32034 & 2700
MIZELLAVENUE, #101, FERNAN-
DINA BEACH, FL 32034 & 2700
MIZELL AVE UNIT 406-B, FER-
NANDINA BEACH, FL 32034
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
NORMA M. STORMS
Whose residence is: 2700
MIZELL AVE UNIT 206, FERNAN-
DINA BEACH, FL 32034 & 2700
MIZELLAVENUE, #101, FERNAN-
DINA BEACH, FL 32034 & 2700
MIZELL AVE UNIT 406-B, FER-
NANDINA BEACH, FL 32034
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through,
under or against NORMA M.
STORMS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF NORMA M.STORMS and all
parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest
n the property described
herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:
UNIT NO. 206, BUILDING NO.
4, OF AMELIA WOODS BEACH
AND RACQUET CLUB PHASE I
CONDOMINIUM, A CONDO-
MINIUM ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDO-
MINIUM THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 240, PAGE 639, AND ANY
AMENDMENTS THERETO, OFTHE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH THE UNDIVIDED SHARE OR
INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS APPURTENANT THERE-
TO.
a/k/a 2700 MIZELL AVE UNIT
206 FERNANDINA BEACH, FL
32034
has been filed against you and


you are required to serve a
coy of your written defenses, if
any, to it, on Nwabufo
Umunna, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauder-
dale, Florida 33312 within 30
days afterthe first publication
of this notice, and file the orig-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will beentered against
you forthe relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 30th day
of Dec., 2008.
John A. Crawford
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to partici-
pate inthis proceeding should,
no later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordinator
at 9046302564, 330 E BAY ST,
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202. If
hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) 8009558771 via Florida
Relay System.
2t 01-07-14-2009
7183

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-601-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF9,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF9
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHAWN B. JOHNSON; VALAR-
IE M. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN
TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT
II; THE HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION OF TIMBERCREEK,
INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRON-
IC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., FOR FIRST FRANKLIN A
DIVISION F NAT. CITY BANK OF
IN, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of
the above-named
Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
SHAWN B. JOHNSON
4950 RICHARD STREET, APT. 48
JACKSONVILLE, FL. 32218
OR
76559 LONG LEAF
LOOP YULEE, FL 32097
VALARIE M. JOHNSON
4950 RICHARD STREET, APT. 48
JACKSONVILLE, FL. 32218
OR
76559 LONG LEAF
LOOP YULEE, FL 32097
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STAT-
ED, CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose
Mortgage covering the fol-
lowing real and personal
property described as follows,
to-wit:
Lot 66,TIMBER CREEK PLAN-
TATION PHASE ONE, accord-
ng to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages
394 through 398, inclusive, of
the Public Records of Nassau
County, Florida.
has been filed againstyou and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it on Eric Michael
Nordback Butler & Hosch, PA.,
3185 South Conway Road,
Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812
and file the original with the
Clerk of the above-styled


Court on or before 30 days
from the fist publication, oth-
erwise a Judgment may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of said Court on the 22 day of
December, 2008.
In accordance with the
Americans With DisabilitiesAct,
persons with disabilities need-
ng a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court
Administration at 416 Center
Street, Fernandina Beach,
Florida 32034, telephone (904)
321-5709, not later than seven
(7) days priorto the proceed-
ng. If hearing impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771,orVoice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
John A. Crawford
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
Deputy Clerk
2t 12-31-2008, 01-07-2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR NASSAU
COUNTY
CASE NO. 45-2008-CA-
000656-AXXX-YX
ACCREDITED HOME
LENDERS, INC.,A CALIFORNIA
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID H DOCKERY, et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DAVID H DOCKERY
Whose residence is: 1396 MUL-
BERRY LANDING, HILLIARD, FL
32046 & 113 S 8 ST, FERNANDI-
NA BEACH, FL 32034
TO: CRYSTAL DOCKERY
Whose residence is: 1396 MUL-
BERRY LANDING, HILLIARD, FL
32046 & 113 S 8 ST, FERNANDI-
NA BEACH, FL 32034
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by through,
under or against DAVID H
DOCKERY, CRYSTAL DOCKERY
and all parties having orclaim-
ng to have any right, title or
interest in the property
described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 6 OF MULBERRY LAND-
ING ACCORDING TOTHE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 37, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA
a/k/a 1396 MULBERRY LAND-
ING HILLIARD, FL 32046
has been filed againstyou and
you are required to serve a
coy of your written defenses, if
any, to it, on Nwabufo
Umunna, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauder-
dale, Florida 33312 within 30
days afterthe first publication
of this notice, andfile the orig-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 23rd day
of December, 2008.
John A. Crawford
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to partici-
pate inthis proceeding should,
no later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordinator
at 9046302564, 330 E BAY ST,
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202. If
hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) 8009558771 via Florida
Relay System.
2t 01-07-14-2009
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that SHERRY QUATTLEBAUM,
the holder of the following cer-
tificate(s) has filed said certifi-
cate(s) for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
numbers) and year of
issuance, the description of
the property and the name(s)
in which it is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2008-117-TD
Certificate Number: 793
Parcel Number: 27-2N-25-
0000-0003-0100
Year of Issuance: 2006
Description of Property:
PT OF GOV'T LOTS 2 3 4 & 5
IN OR 738 PG 658 R672750
Assessed To:
MICHAEL G CHRISTY, ANGELA
C CHRISTY
All of the above property is
located in Nassau County, in
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
shall be redeemed according
to law the property described
n such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL, on the 3rd day of February
2009, between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT
BY: KAREN J. LOCKETT,
DEPUTY CLERK
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the RECORDING DEPART-
MENT no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding
at the NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX. If notice to the
individual of a deposition,
court date, subpoena, etc., is
less than seven (7) days, then
the individual should contact
the RECORDING DEPARTMENT
as soon as possible after re-
ceiving that notice. Telephone:
904-548-4604 or 1-800-956-3496
if hearing impaired, 1-800-955-
8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service.
4t 12-31-2008,01-07-14-21-2009
7175

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH
A Quasi-Judicial, Public
Hearing will be held by the
Board of Adjustment on
Wednesday, January 21,2009
at 5:30 PM in the City
Commission Chambers, 204
Ash Street, Fernandina Beach,
Florida to consider the follow-
ng applications:
VARIANCE
SUE SIMPSON & GENECE
MINSHEW, 2428 LOS ROBLES
DRIVE (BOA 2008-64), VARI-
ANCE FROM SECTION
4.02.03(E), REAR YARD SET-
BACK TO ALLOW FOR A COV-
ERED SCREEN PORCH EXPAN-
SION. (Quasi-Judicial)
JULIE STRASSER, 748 SOUTH
FLETCHER AVENUE (BOA 2008-
65),VARIANCE FROM SECTION
4.02.03(E), FRONT YARD SET-
BACK FOR CONSTRUCTION OF
A SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING.
(Quasi-Judicial)
CITY OF FERNANDINA
BEACH C/O LEGACY HOSPI-
TALITY, LLC., PARCEL 11-2N-28-
0000-0005-00L1 LOCATED ON
BUCCANEER TRAIL VARIANCES
REQUESTED FROM SECTION
6.04.01(E) TO EXCEED THE
150,000 SQUARE FOOTAGE
LIMITATION AND SECTION
1.07.00, DEFINITION OF LODG-
ING ACCOMMODATIONS, TO
ALLOW A FULL KITCHEN AND
KITCHEN/LAUNDRY APPLI-
ANCES IN VILLA UNITS. (Quasi-
Judicial)
Copies of the applications
may be inspected in the office


of the Planning Department,
City Hall, 204 Ash Street,
between the hours of 7:30 AM
- 5:00 PM, Monday through
Friday For information on the
application, please contact
the Staff of the Planning
Department at 277-7325.
Interested parties may
appear at said hearing and
be heard as to the advisabili-
ty of any action, which may
be considered. Any persons
with disabilities requiring
accommodations in order to
participate in this program or
activity should contact 277-
7305,TTY 277-7399, (TTY number
for all City offices) or through
the Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8771 at least 24 hours
in advance to request such
accommodation.
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such
hearing, s/he will need to
ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.
It 01-07-2009
7178

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA-
000543
SEC.: 0
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE,
IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF AMERIQUEST
MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC.,
ASSET-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES
SERIES 2004-R7
Plaintiff
vs.
STEVEN P HALLMARK; et al
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-
PROPERTY
TO:
STEVEN P HALLMARK AND
ROBIN K. HALLMARK
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: 560 MINER ROAD, YULEE, FL
32097
Residence unknown, if living,
including any unknown spouse
of the said Defendants, if either
has remarried and if either or
both of said Defendant(s) are
dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, gran-
tees, assignees, creditors, lien-
ors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through,
under or against the named
Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named Defen-
dant(s) and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defen-
dants and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defen-
dant(s) as may be infants,
incompetents or otherwise not
sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been
commenced to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
real property lying and being
and situated in NASSAU
County, Florida, more particu-
larly described as follows:
Tract 1, Block 8, Yulee
Woods Section 2, as recorded
in Plat Book5,pages 83 and 84
of the Public Records of
Nassau County, Florida
COMMONLY KNOWN AS:
560 MINER ROAD, YULEE, FL
32097
This action has been filed
against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, such
Morris Hardwick Schneider,
LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff,
whose address is 5115 Eisen-
hower Blvd., Suite 103, Tampa,
Florida 33688 on or before and
file the original with the clerk of
this Court either before service


on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately there after; otherwise a
default will beentered against
you forthe relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on the 30th day of
December, 2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the
American with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special
accommodation to partici-
pate in this hearing, should
contact ADA Coordinator not
laterthan 1 (one) day priorto
the proceeding at 76347
Veteran's Way, Yulee, Florida
32097. (800) 958-3496. For the
hearing or voice impaired
(800) 955-8771.
2t 01-07-14-2009
7182

LEGAL NOTICE
The St. Johns River Water
Management District has re-
ceived the applications) for
Environmental Resource Per-
mit(s) from:
Amelia Community The-
atre, PO. Box 662, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, application
#40-089-112927-2. The project is
located in Nassau County,
Section 23, Township 3 North,
Range 28 East.The ERP appli-
cation is for construction of a
surface water management
system for a 0.91-acre devel-
opment known as the Amelia
Community Theatre.
The files) containing each
of the above-listed applica-
tion(s) are available for inspec-
tion Monday through Friday
except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St.
Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Headquarters or
the appropriate service cen-
ter. Written objections to the
application may be made, but
should be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk 4049 Reid
St., Palatka, Florida 32177-1429,
no laterthan 14 days from the
date of publication. Written
objections should identify the
objector by name and
address, and fully describe the
objection to the application.
Filing a written objection does
not enttile you to a Chapter
120, Florida Statutes, Admini-
strative Hearing. Only those
persons whose substantial
interests are affected by the
application and who file a
petition meeting the require-
ments of Sections 120.596 and
120.57, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 28-106, Florida Ad-
ministrative Code, may obtain
an Administrative hearing. All
timely filed written objections
will be presented to the Board
for consideration in its deliber-
ations on application prior to
the Board taking action on the
application.
Gloria Lewis, Director, Division
of Regulatory Information
Management
St. Johns River Water
Management District
It 01-07-2009
7177

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 08-CP-223
DIVISION:
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
GEORGE ANDREW BURNS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The ancillary administration
of the estate of GEORGE
ANDREW BURNS, deceased,
File Number 08-CP-223, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Nassau County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is 76347 Veterans
Way, Yulee, Florida 32097. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.


All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHSAFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is January 7,
2009.
CLYDE W. DAVIS
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 277266
960185 Gateway Boulevard,
Suite 104
Fernandina Beach, Florida
32034
Telephone: (904) 261-2848
JO ANN BURNS WELKER
Personal Representative
2t 01-07-14-2009
7180

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 08-CP-219
DIVISION: A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGE F PETZOLD,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of GEORGE F PETZOLD,
deceased, File Number 08-CP-
219, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Nassau County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Nassau
County Courthouse, 76347
Veterans' Way Suite 456, Yulee,
Florida 32097.The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's are set forth
below.
ALL CREDITORS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first
Publication of this Notice is
January 7, 2009.
Attorney for the Personal
Representative:
KATHRYN KNEE, Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 849571
KATHRYN KNEE, PA.
1027 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida
32034
(904) 491-1781
Personal Representative:
KELLY A. DEAHL
4 Clark Drive
Hazlet, NJ 07730
2t 01-07-14-2009
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Deadline for Legal Notices
is at noon Fridays.
Call 261-3696.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009 CLASSIFIED News-Leader IIB


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809 Lots
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851 Roommate Wanted

FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL FEMALE
ROOMMATE - needed to share 2BR/
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No pets. (912)674-8489
ROOMMATE WANTED - to share a
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854 Rooms
BEAUTIFUL NEW DECOR - $100-
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855 Apartments
Furnished


3BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot AT BEACH - 2BR, utils incl, $175/wk.
Yulee area $70/mo. + $750 dep. or $695/mo. + $600 dep. Also, 2-3BR
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2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - Private
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OCEANVIEW - Upstairs duplex, 2BR/
1BA. A/C, hardwood floors, dish-
washer, W/D hookup. $850/mo. 57 S.
Fletcher. (904)277-7622
CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS - Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
(904) 277-1983.
2BR/2BA - 1400 sq. ft., next to Super
Wal-Mart, all appliances, community
pool. $875/mo. + dep. (904)753-1522
2BR/1.5BA - top fir of duplex, 1 blk
from ocean, new hdwd firs, W/D.
Water/sewer/garbage furn. Also 3BR/
2BA avail. $975 lease/dep. 583-0095
COZY & BRIGHT - 1BR garage apt.
Historic district, 322 N. 3rd St. Big
deck upstairs, central air. $595/mo.
261-6846.


Hilliard Middle Senior High School

Fernandina Beach Middle School

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LONG POINT
Exquisite executive home on the golf course
at Long Point. 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, eleva-
tor, formal areas, beautiful kitchen, rec room,
3 car garage plus boat storage and pool.
$1,895,000 MLS #45449


1738 REGATTA DRIVE
Spacious brick home in Golfside South. Corner lot
with beautiful landscaping. Sunroom with summer
kitchen. Upper storage room heated & cooled.
$749,900 MLS #43552


95180 SPRING TIDE LANE
Fabulous views from this beautiful Intracoastal
townhome. Custom appointments include ele-
vator, summer kitchen, community dock and pri-
vate boat slip. Country club membership avail-
able. $979,000 MLS#47498


1638 REGATTA DRIVE
Beautiful home located in the prestigious
Golfside South in Summer Beach. Approx.
3,800 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, upscale
amenities. $1,100,000 MLS #44999










1327 AUTUMN TRACE
Wonderful Intracoastal lot located on the South end of the Island.
Property includes a dock as well as a 2BR/2BA cottage. Almost
an acre of beautiful wooded property! Use cottage 'as-is' or
demolish and build your dream home. Enjoy the amazing sunsets
and very quiet location. $774,900 MLS #48035









95121 MACKINAS CIRCLE
This is an immaculate and spacious home in the
wonderful gated community of Harrison Cove at
Summer Beach. Beautiful and private area on
the South end of Island. Membership to the
Country Club available. $485,000 MLS #48098


95101 WHISTLING DUCK CIRCLE THE PRESERVE TOWN HOMES
Beautiful new Estate Home, lots of upgrades. Room 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, pond view, two-story
for pool, 3 car garage, private lot backs to the pre- townhomes with master on 1st floor.
serve area. Seller pays some closing cost. Community pool, walk to the beach. Prices
Membership to Golf Club included. $859,900 MLS starting at $409,900.
#46368
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856 Apartments
Unfurnished

150 FT. TO THE BEACH - Beautiful
view, 2BR/1BA, front and back decks,
CH&A, fresh paint inside and out, 1132
N. Fletcher upstairs. One year lease.
References. $795/mo. + utilities. $600
deposit. (904)261-7168

857 Condos-Furnished
OCEAN FRONT - 2/2 condo at
exclusive Amelia Surf & Racquet Club.
$1500/mo. Utilities not incl. Option to
purchase. 277-4284, (904)583-8733
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
Beautifully furnished 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo. + utilities. No
smoking. (910)695-9935
1BR FULLY FURNISHED CONDO -
Utilities included. $1250/mo. Amelia
Island Plantation. Call Terri at (904)
261-4743.


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LONG TERM RENTALS
OFF ISLAND
*Amelia Lakes, 1/1, gated com-
munity, pool & fitness center
$700.
*Amelia Lakes, condo, 2/2. W/D,
pool, fitness, $895
*Stoney Creek, condos, 2&3
bdrm., garage, W/D
microwave, screened patio,
pool, gated, $925-$1000
* Lofton Pt., 3/2, on lake, 1700 sq.
ft., W/D, $1150

ON ISLAND
*The Colony, condo, 2/2, 2 car
garage, pool, tennis, $895
*So. Fletcher @ Jefferson, 2830 B
downstairs duplex, 2/1, W/D,
850 s.f., across from beach, $875
-819 So. 7th, townhouse, near
Centre, 3.2.5 , garage, fenced
patio. Water, sewer, garb includ-
ed. $995
S1397 Plantation Pt. home, 3/2,Ig.
screened patio, 2100 sq. ft.
$1250

HILLIARD HOMES
* CR 121, 2/1, Ig lot, renovated,
hardwood floors. $595

NORTH JAX HOMES
* Kingsmill Townhomes, 3/2.5 off
9A @Pulaski $1195
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* FIRST AVE. - 3BR/2BA unit close to the
beach with 1 car garage. $1,050/mo.
Available now.
*S. FLETCHERAVE. - 2BR/2BAOcean
Front Unit. Great view $795/mo.
Available Now.
* SEA CASTLE - 3BR/2.5BA condo,
close to beach. 2 car garage. $1,150/mo.
Available Now.
* CASHENWOOD - 3BR/2BA house. 2
car garage. $1,125/mo. Available Now.
* ELLEN STREET - 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
unit. Close to beach. $795/mo. Available
Now.
* ATLANTIC VIEW DR. - 4 Bedroom, 3
Bath house located in Oceanview Estates.
Screened Swimming pool. Close to beach.
2 car garage. $1,750/mo. includes yard and
pool maintenance. Available Now.
* ROBERT OLIVER- 3BD/2BA house.
Close to Beech. Community pool
1,275.mo Available Now.
* AMELIA CIRCLE - 3BR/2BA house
on island with fenced back yard. 1600 sq.
ft. $1,150/mo. Available Now.
* FOREST RIDGE - 2 bedroom, 1 bath
condo located in Forest Ridge Villas.
Community pool. Close to beach.
$800/mo. Available Now.
* ST. MARC CT. - 2BR/2BA condo locat-
ed at The Colony. Community pool and
tennis court. 2 car garage. 1130 sq. ft.
$995/mo. Available Now.
* S. 4TH STREET - 3BR/2BA unit closer
to historic district. $1,025/mo. Available
Now.
* MARSH VIEW LANE - 3BR/2BA
house located in Florence Pt. 2,200 sq. ft.
$1,175/mo. Available now.
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* 1539 S. 8th St. I room office &bath,
private ent $300/mo. + tax.
*Office/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Centre St
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
+utilities.
*Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg * 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
util
*DEER WALK - 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,685.mo
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
lease.
SApprox 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo.+ util & tax
* Corner of Centre and 4th St High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
* Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
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LONG TERM
213 N. 18th St., 3BR/2BA, $1,000/mo. +
util.
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn., w/ 2
car garage + utilities, pool & tennis
included. $950/mo.
*2BR/1.5BA on KentuckyAve $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.
* FirstAve. 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/l.5BA at 428 S. 14th Street
$975/mo. + util, $1,500 sec. dep.
*2BR/IBA oceanfront Gar.Apt, 2822 S.
Fletcher $1,150/mo. + util
*2BR/2BA at the Cottages at Stoney
Creek. Just off island, very nice
upgrades $1,000/mo + util
* 1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. - 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information
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858 Condos-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated
community, close to shopping & school.
$1000/mo. (904)583-2009
CONDOS FOR RENT
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/2BA TOWNHOME - with 2-car
garage on south end of Amelia Island.
Newly carpeted/painted and well
maintained. $895/mo. with 1st mo.
rent free. Security deposit required.
Pets accepted. Call David (904)556-
1534.
2BR/2BA CONDO - on the water in
Amelia Lakes, 1st floor, beautiful
fitness center & pool. $850/mo. Call
(904)261-2061.
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
AVAILABLE NOW - at the Colony,
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage townhouse.
Close to beach & shops. $875/mo. +
utils. (904)261-1431, (904)321-1881
LUXURY CONDO - 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, 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.

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
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED -
Beautiful new decor. 3BR/2BA. $880-
$980/mo. (904)315-1757 or 613-8401

860 Homes-Unfurnished
1125-B NATURES WALK CT. - Spac-
ious 3BR/2.5BA/2-car garage, corner
lot. $1150 + dep. Non-smoking. Avail
2/1. (386)312-1015, (904)556-4445
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.
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
PHEASANT LANE - 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, large backyard. $1000/mo.,
deposit/references. Service animals
only. Call Sherry 261-3507 w/CB
Jasinsky & Associates)
3BR/2.5BA - Like new. 1882 sq. ft.,
fenced yard. $1150/mo. Amelia Coastal
Realty (904)261-2770 or (904)556-
9140.


AT THE BEACH - Modern 2BR/1BA. 4BR OCEAN REACH - 2000+ sq. ft. 2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA WAGON
Washer/dryer, 2car garage. $900/mo. One year min. $1300/mo. + deposit. - 51K, lots of room, great mileage.
+ deposit. (904)491-3288 (440)477-8299 $8,000. (904)556-3002


1100 Lime Street * Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 277-0000

48 Units * 2BR Apartments * Central H&A
Refrigerator * Stove * Carpet * Miniblinds * Playground

$0 - $696
Renta/Assistance Available
"THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER."
HOURS: 8AM-4PM M-F FRC TTY 1-800-955-8770


902 Trucks
1987 DODGE DAKOTA LE - V6, long
bed P/U. $2500 Firm. (904)556-1251








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ULCAN FAKK 1 WU FUl t H AMtLA ISLAND AMELIA ISLAND POOL HOME
Developer's own 4th floor South PRICE OF ONE! LIGHTHOUSE Spacious4BR/3BA home convene
end 3/2 unit has all the best Uniqueoceanfrontvacationrental This popular vacation rental has lent to everything Large screen
upgrades & new HVAC & water property has two homes Main 2BR/2BA on a 75ft oceanfront lot porch overlooks inground pool
heater Price includes 3 garages house is 3BR/2BA with a crow's Tastefully furnished with lots of 4th BR has its own bath and den
and 4 storage units nest Lighthouse is a 2BR/IBA upgrades Bonus room at top has 360 Home Warranty provided
#47856 $650.000 Private boardwalk to beach degree views #47865 $299.900
#47864 $999,000 #47863 $890.000


HERON ISLES BUILDERS MODEL HOME LAGUNADRIVE
Better than new 2005 3BR/2BA Nicely upgraded 4BR/2BA Impeccable Amelia Island home
has faux wood blinds & all applh home has upgraded cabinets, all with inground pool in coveted
ances Great lot with new sod & appliances, upgraded flooring, Ocean View Estates neighbor
sprinkler system You can't build ceiling fans, blinds, screened hood Courtyard garage, 39 acre
new for this prices patio heated & c--1 _-- lot &walkto the beach
#47867 $139,990 #47822 $1L,,,,,,1 #47875 $449,500


OAK LAWN PARK
Lots of living space in this 5/2
Amelia Island home! Centrally
located, fenced yard, all appli
ances, Home Warranty. Less
than $105 per square foot.
#47879 $225,000


OCEAN PARK CASHENWOOD NORTH HAMPTON OCEANVIEW DUPLEX
Developer's own 4th floor South 5 yr old 3/2 Amelia Island Outstanding Morrison built Watch the waves roll onto the
end 3/2 unit has all the best home w/hardiboard exterior, 4/3 has hardwood floors,42" beach from this spotless
upgrades & new HVAC & water fencedyardslate floors,custom wood cabinets, 3car garage Up/Down duplex. New roof,
heater Price includes 3 garages wood cabinets, granite tops. No and oversized fenced yard. updated plumbing, electric,
and4 storage units Homeowner Assn fees! #47799 $370000windows & A/C.
#47856 $650,000 #47834 $219,000 #47913 $375,000

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2006 JEEP WRANGLER 2005 KIA OPTIMA 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE
SE Sport Model. Still Under jeep's LX Model. Green with Beige Interior. DX Model. V6, Auto, 1 Owner,
Warranty. Only 20K Miles. 6 Cyl, Auto/Stick Shift; AM/FM/CD, AC; Non-smoker. Really Nice Mid-size
Auto, 4x4, CD Stereo and as Power Locks, Windows, Cruise & Tilt. SUV. Ice Cold AC, Power Windows
Sharp and Clean as New! Low Miles and a Great Gas Saver! and Locks. Low Miles and Fully
Excellent Car At a Great Price! Serviced.


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S..' First Ave $164,000/$325,000
LEON STREET Blackbeards Place $299,000
Big corner lot and one of the
highest elevations on Amelia
Island. 3BR/2BA with wood Off-Island
floors, gas fireplace. MAKE AN Amberwood Ln $87,600
OFFER on this short sale! Bennett Avenue 225,500/$350,0(
#47040 $149,900
#47040 $149,900 Blackrock Rd 1.8 acres $99,000
I .... Brady Point Rd. $480,000
. I Cayman Circle $90,000


Great price on this low country
style marshview home in Yulee.
Upgrades include 12' ceiling.
hardwood and tile floors.
screened porch.
#47320 $270,000


Edwards Road $70,000
Gravel creek $89,500
High Pointe $150,000
Lina Road $450,000
Little Piney Island $300,000
Mango Lane $369,900
Marc Anthony $57,900


Miner Rd. $950,000
Napeague Dr $179,000/$185,000
N Hampton Club $124,900
Plum Loop $49,900/$66,000
Redbud Lane $199,000
Southern Hertage $209,000
US Highway 17 $350,000
Water Oak Rd. $229,900
Water Oak Rd. $579,000


Christopher Creek Lots from $400,00 - $550,000


NEARYMCA
Great Amelia Island starter home
or investment Currently rented.
this 3/2 is on a heavily wooded
corner lot on a cul-desac New
septic tank Reduced $18,000
#47110 $186.000








NASSAU LAKES
Kayakers will love this 2005 4/2
stucco home on the canal to
Bahama Lake Home has
screened porch, tile floors, open
floorplan Reduced$50,000
#47495 $179.000


1999 HONDA CIVIC
EX Model. Green with Gray Interior.
2 Door, Sunroof, Power Locks &
Windows, Auto, AC, Cruise, Tilt,
Keyless Entry, CD, 1 Owner, Extra
Clean. This Great Gas Saver is
Waiting just for You!
VALUE PRICED s7,950


1999 NISSAN MAXIMA
SE Model. Black/Silver Custom
Paint - Very Unique Look!
Sunroof, Black Leather Interior,
V6, Alloys, AM/FM CD, Auto, AC,
Power Everything! Don't Miss
Out!
VALUE PRICED 17,950


2000 FORD MUSTANG
Bright Blue with Charcoal Leather
Interior. Auto, AC, Power Locks,
Windows & Driver Seat; Cruise, Tilt,
Spoiler, Alloy Wheels,
AM/FM/Cassette. Only 45K Miles!

VALUE PRICED $6,950


S' 1999 MERCURY TRACER
Gene Invites GS Trio Package. Green with Gray
Interior. Spoiler, Chrome Wheel
All His Friends & Covers, Auto, AC, AM/FM
Customers to Stop Cassette. Gas Saver!
By & Say Hello!
VALUE PRICED '4,950


*All Prices Plus Tax, Title, Registration & $149.00 Customer Service Fees.*


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860 Homes-Unfurnished
ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE - off
Blackrock Road on half acre wooded
lot. Newly renovated, very cute. Pets
OK. $175/wk. $200 sec. dep. NO lease,
NO credit check, Option to buy
w/owner financing and 15k down. 430-
0119, cell 335-7902
OFF ISLAND - 3BR house on 2.5 acres
fenced. Also, single wide mobile home
on 1/2 acre fenced. Pets allowed.
(904)556-2353
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
3/2 DW - approx 1700 sq ft. Fire-
place, DW, utility room, 2 refers, 1
acre. $900/mo + dep. (904)556-1948
3BR/2BA - living/dining room, Florida
room, fireplace. Available immediately.
$995/mo. Sec. dep. & ref. required. 33
Oak Grove. Call 261-0994.
TIMBER CREEK - 3000 sq. ft.
concrete block waterfront home.
4BR/3BA with large bonus gourmet
kitchen, screened porch, 2-car garage.
$1195/ mo. (904)860-5564
CALLAHAN - 45758 Pickett St. Beau-
tiful 2 acres, 3BR/2BA house w/hard-
wood floors, pool, playground, & 2-car
garage. $1700/mo. (904)225-5005,
(904)626-0363 or (904)838-4257

3BR/2BA - Pirates Woods on water.
$1200/mo. (904)491-0519 or 945-
2139
1ST MONTH RENT FREE - 4BR/2BA in
Lakewood subdivision. $1200/mo.
(904)753-4559
4BR/3BA - in ocean Oaks, pool,
2812sf, close to beach. $1950/mo.
Available now, executive relo terms
considered. (904)556-2929
NICE NEIGHBORHOOD - near river.
3BR/2BA home with built-ins. Fenced
backyard. Pets OK. Year lease. Call
(904)261-1068.
3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
753-2230
AVAILABLE NOW - 2BR/1BA home on
island with hardwood floors & all
appliances. $825/mo. Call 415-0303.
3BR/2BA - in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
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/1BA HOUSE - on island,
$750/mo. + security. Also, private 1
room furnished w/bath, refrigerator &
TV, $450/mo. (904)225-2484
SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
3BR/2BA - in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $1300/mo.
(904)583-0683
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
261-9129.


860 Homes-Unfurnished
BEST DEAL - LEASE/OPT/BUY.
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
96033 Sunfish Ln. CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $895/mo. (916)300-3039
3BR/1BA - CH&A, hardwood floors,
new appliances, fenced yard, patio,
shed, close to schools. $950/mo. First,
last & good references. (904)583-5205
CLEAN ISLAND HOME - 2/1, close to
downtown, 1/2 blk off Atlantic. Service
animals only. The Realty Source, Inc.
Lv. message 904-261-5130. $850/mo.

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

863 Office

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - Down-
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
(904)557-5644
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.

864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
(904)261-4066.
SADLER ROAD - Office/Warehouse
space. Over 3000 sq. ft. (1100 sq. ft.
central air/office space). 2 overhead
doors. Plenty of parking. Great
location. Available Sept. '08. Call Tony
(904)261-0740.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING
FOR LEASE
High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.J. Courson
Fernandina Beach
Showroom, offices and warehouse
with large overhead doors.
(904)753-3616




901 Automobiles
MUST SELL - '90 Cadi Classic 2-dr, '01
Daew S/W, Geo Tracker. '94 Dodge PU
Cash/make pymts/finance. All running.
$1700-$3500. For details 261-5034.
Police Impounds For Sale - '96
Honda Civic $500. '00 VW Jetta $900.
For listings call (800)366-9813 ext
9271. ANF
Police Impounds For Sale - '95
Honda Civic $500. '96 Toyota Camry
$600. '97 Honda Accord $700. For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 ext 9275. ANF

MUST SELL - 2006 Chevrolet Malibu.
White. Thousands below retail. (904)
415-1451


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