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Bid ends



to annex



into city
ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
The Sandpiper Beach Homes
Association will not apply again for 53
county properties to be annexed into
the city of Fernandina Beach, accord-
ing to the group's president, Thomas
Gambino.
Gambino said the decision not to
seek annexation was based on an arti-
cle in the News-Leader about a city res-
olution seeking a change in state law.
The amendment, if passed by the
Florida Legislature, would preserve
beach driving in the area between
Peters Point and the city limits even if
the properties were annexed into the
city.
The resolution, which was
approved by city commissioners 4-1
in December, indicated to Gambino
that "the city really didn't want us ....
After a while, you feel you're not wel-
come."
"Once we saw it was a 4-1 vote (for
the resolution), we knew it was over,"
he said.
The area in question, which is in
Nassau County, is one of the last places
on the island to allow vehicles on the
beach. The city does not allow vehicles
on its beaches except in limited cir-
cumstances.
Gambino said that a "large part"
of Sandpiper group's desire for the
county properties to be annexed into
the city was because Fernandina
Beach does not allow beach driving.
Other reasons outlined in the appli-
cation for annexation included better
representation from elected officials,
improved public safety, trash and pub-
lic utility services and access to city
recreational facilities.
"We were willing to pay the price to
get the benefits," he said, of being
within city limits. The city would have
seen an additional $154,000 in yearly
property taxes if the properties were
located in the city. Gambino said in
August that the combined assessed
value of the properties was nearly $35
million.
The controversial annexation
effort, which Gambino says took four
years of hard work, was approved 3-2
by city commissioners in August but
suffered a setback in September
because of procedural defects. There
was also a problem with the ballot lan-
guage of the annexation, which was
too long to upload into touch-screen
voting machines. As a result, the
CITY Continued on 3A


'POOL DANCERS'


HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Instructor Kym Dunton leads a water aerobics class at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center pool.
Ann Mattayaw was inspired to join the class by a friend: "She was in excellent health for 80 years old
and she told me it was because of the water aerobics." Story, more photos, 14A




County to appeal ruling on


Crane Island development
RYAN SMITH
News-Leader -


The Nassau County Commission
voted at its Monday meeting to
appeal a recent court decision
regarding its role in a proposed
Crane Island development.
A group of citizens had sued the
county after the commission voted in
2006 to create a planned unit devel-
opment on the island, which is des-
ignated as conservation wetlands in
the county's comprehensive plan.
The Amelia Island Co., on behalf
of a developer attempting to build
on Crane Island, had lobbied the
county to amend its comprehensive
plan and change the island's desig-
nation. The conservation designa-
tion allows for only one dwelling
every five acres - a maximum of 49
potential houses on the disputed
property.
The county commission voted in


just want to make sure the right
decision is reached'


COMMISSIONER MIKE I


2006 to change the designation of
part of the island from conservation
to residential - a move that would
have allowed up to 169 houses on
the property.
The lawsuit, brought by Nassau
County residents Eric Titcomb,
Robert Weintraub and Julie Ferriera,
alleged that the county did not have
the authority to amend the compre-
hensive plan in that way.
Nassau County Circuit Court
Judge Brian J. Davis' Dec. 22 ruling
agreed with that position, and vacat-
ed the county's order approving the


PUD. However, the commission
decided to appeal on the grounds
that the court misinterpreted and
overlooked evidence.
"I can live with either decision if
this case is appealed," said
Commissioner Mike Boyle. "I just
want to make sure the right deci-
sion is reached.... I know there's a lot
of people out there on both sides
who consider this issue to be very
important, very emotional and very
controversial- and it is.... But I think
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County



to close



landfill



Sept. 30

RYAN SMITH
News Leader
The Nassau County Commission
voted unanimously Monday to close
the West Nassau Landfill effective
Sept. 30, ending years of controversy
over the embattled site but leaving
unanswered questions about staffing
and trash removal in the wake of the
closure.
The commissioners all agreed the
county needed to move ahead with
the closure.
"This has been an ongoing issue in
our county for many, many years, and
I think it's gotten to the point where
this landfill is a big black hole that we
keep pouring money into without get-
ting a return on the taxpayers' invest-
ment," Commission Chairman Barry
Holloway said.
"I think the bottom line we're
approaching this evening is that we
need to close this landfill,"
Commissioner Mike Boyle said.
"If we're going to do this for envi-
ronmental reasons we need to move
forward, because it takes nine or 10
months just to process the paper-
work," Commissioner Walter
Boatright said.
Commissioner Danny Leeper
expressed concern that the landfill's
employees would find themselves out
of work. However, Holloway said the
county would form a plan to help them.
"I think we definitely need to protect
the employees," Holloway said.
"Maybe there's other places we can
put them in the county."
Questions were also raised about
whether the landfill could possibly
turn a profit. However, its operating
costs have consistently exceeded its
profits - and the situation may get
worse, according to County
Coordinator Ed Sealover. "It's amazing
when you think that tipping fees are
going down - people still have
garbage," Sealover said. "But with the
current economic climate, sometimes
less is being bought, and if less is
being bought, less is going into the
garbage can."
Clerk of Courts John Crawford also
urged the commission to move for-
ward, citing increased expense each
year closure was delayed. "We're pro-
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Shrimpers part of


'Vanishing America


PHOTO COURTESY OF HOLT WEBB
Holt Webb is traveling across the country to record fine-art photographic images of America's vanishing
ways of life, including this image of Fernandina Beach's commercial shrimp industry.


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
It's a romantic American tradition
to light out and take to the open
road, to experience first-hand
the vast span between the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Thousands have come away with
impressions of American culture,
but many aspects of that culture are
fast disappearing along with the
memories.
Holt Webb wants to help keep
alive those memories of America's
vanishing ways of life.
Webb is taking a cross-country
road trip to make a fine-art photo-
graphic and written record of those
fragile aspects of America that will
be gone in a couple of generations.
And he believes Fernandina Beach's
shrimping industry is a perfect
example of "Vanishing America," the
name of his project.
Webb says he first came to


Fernandina Beach
in 2005 with a
friend whose moth-
er lived here. At
took photographs
of the area includ-
ing Cumberland
Island.
Webb It was last year,
he says, while
doing research on
the area, that he became aware that
Fernandina was the birthplace of the
commercial shrimping industry, and
that the industry was in serious
decline. It is because of this, he says,
that Fernandina Beach is the ideal
subject for his project.
"Fernandina Beach fits perfectly
into my project," he says, I........
the lifestyle and culture are dying."
Webb, who was born in Atlanta,
began the "Vanishing America" proj-
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


the county's highest paid
public official, at $58,247 a
year.
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10 YEARS AGO

Homeowners from
Plantation Pointe and
Florence Pointe joined
forces in an effort to prevent
commercial development
near their homes.
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LOOKING BACK


Martin Larence Blacksin
Martin Larence Blacksin, age 91, of
Fernandina Beach passed away Jan. 6,
2009.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., of Russian
descent, he was one of 11 children born to
the late Israel and Fannie
Spiegel Blacksin. He was
a Golden Gloves boxer
in his youth, was a vet-
eran of World War II,
worked for the
Government Printing
Office in Washington,
D.C., and operated Tri-
State Trucking until retirement.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of
68 years, Pearl Blacksin; three daughters,
Constance Dee Campbell, Ojai, Calif., June
Carole Blacksin, Santa Cruz, Calif., and
Victoria Gale Blacksin, Fernandina Beach;
his brother, Jack Blacksin (Miriam),
Boston, Mass.; grandchildren Jafe, Justin
and Alyssa Campbell; brother-in-law, Harry
Ginden; cats, Shadow and Mitzy; and
numerous nieces, nephews and friends
residing throughout the world.
A celebration of his life will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, from 2-5 p.m. at
the home of his daughter, Victoria Blacksin,
in Fernandina Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Doctors Without Borders.
Please share your memories of Martin
at www.martin.blacksin.name/ or
www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors
Larry W Dinkens
Larry W. Dinkens of
Yulee died Jan. 6, 2009 in
hospital in Macon, Ga.
Funeral services will
be held Saturday, Jan. 17,
at 1 p.m. at the Church of
God Sanctuary of Praise,
5755 Soutel Drive,
Jacksonville. Viewing will
be at 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Richardson FuneralHome. Warner Robins. Ga.
Marjorie W MacGregor
Marjorie W. MacGregor, age 94, of
Fernandina Beach passed away Thursday,
Jan. 8,2009 at Quality Health of Fernandina
Beach.
She was born on March 8, 1914, in
Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of the late
Minna and Herman
Wesley. Mrs. MacGregor a
graduated from White ,
Plains High School in
White Plains, N.Y., and a , in
attended Lesley College
in Boston, Mass. After
graduation, she began
her career as a buyer for
Macy's and Hudson Catalogue, where she
worked for many years.
Mrs. MacGregor was an avid golfer and
bridge player. Along with her husband,
Kent, they enjoyed a life of extensive trav-
el. They had a home in Ponte Vedra at
Sawgrass years ago and summered in
Cashiers, N.C. They once had a home in
Coral Gables, just off the Intracoastal,
where they enjoyed their boat, taking trips
to Nassau and the Bahamas. She loved her
pet poodles and her schnauzer, Precious.
She was Presbyterian by faith.
Mrs. MacGregor leaves behind her two
nieces, Lynn (Tom) Unkenholz of
Fernandina Beach and Gail McEldowney
of Woonsocket, R.I.; 11 grand nieces and
nephews and many great-grand nieces and
nephews in New York, South Carolina,
Rhode Island and California.
She will be laid to rest beside her hus-


band, Kent MacGregor, in Sunset Hills
Cemetery in Flint, Mich. A local memori-
al service will be held at a later date.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
heard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Juanita K. Marcum
Juanita K. Marcum, 85, passed away
Friday evening, Jan. 9,2009. She was born
Jan. 18, 1923, in Waycross, Ga., and moved
to Fernandina Beach when she was 16
years old and went to work for Nell's
Kitchen at Five Points.
She met and married Grady Marcum, to
whom she was married for 36 years before
he passed away. Mrs. Marcum was a mem-
ber of Springhill Baptist Church and the Joy
Sunday School Class. She loved garden-
ing, fishing and enjoyed life - she was a
free spirit. She enjoyed her family and
was a devoted mother, grandmother and
friend.
Mrs. Marcum was predeceased by her
husband, Grady Marcum Sr., her son,
Grady Marcum Jr., and two daughters,
Juanett Marcum and Joyce Holloway.
Survivors include her daughter and son-
in-law, Patricia M. and Mark Haddock of
Fernandina Beach; a granddaughter, Beth
Kenney and her husband, Alan; three
grandchildren, Jessica, Franky and Alan
Jr.; several nieces and nephews; her lifelong
friend, Elizabeth Sutton of Yulee, and her
cat, "Kitty."
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the Stephens Chapel at
Green Pine Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Jackie Hayes officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Green Pine Funeral Home

Jayden Karoline
(Hicken) Patterson
Baby girl Jayden Karoline (Hicken)
Patterson passed away Friday, Jan. 9,2009.
She is survived by her parents, Kristina
Hicken and Jason Patterson of Callahan;
maternal grandparents, David and Jane
Hicken; paternal grandparents, Charles
and Susan Patterson; great-grandparents,
David and Dody Hicken of Jacksonville;
Uncle Davey Hicken, Uncle Charlie
(Susan) Patterson, Uncle Kevin (Debra)
Page and numerous other aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Great-grandparents were the late Walter
Lee and Wyleen Brophy. Paternal grand-
mothers were the late Lois Patterson and
Delores Pacetti.
Graveside services were held Monday,
Jan. 12, 2009 in Jones Cemetery in
Callahan.
Callahan Funeral Home. Inc.
Diean Kessler Pope
Diean Kessler Pope, 64, of Yulee passed
away at home on Jan. 10, 2009.
Mrs. Pope was born in Beulah, N.D.,
and later moved to Great Falls, Mont.,
where she met her husband of 47 years,
Ralph E. Pope. They
moved to Jacksonville in
1962 and then to Yulee
in 1972. Mrs. Pope was
active for 17 years with
S- the Yulee Little League,
S where she was president
of the Ladies Auxiliary.
She was also a 15-year
member of the square dancing group,
Sweet Art Squares, and a member of the
Ladies with Red Hattidudes. Mrs. Pope
enjoyed sewing, quilting and was also active
in the Yulee Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph
E. Pope, of Yulee; sons, Tommy (Nancy)
Pope and Jeff (Patti) Pope, both of Yulee;


WEEKLY UPDATE


Homeless census
Coalition for the Homeless
in Nassau County will be con-
ducting an annual census and
survey to measure the num-
ber and needs of homeless
individuals in the county. The
data collected from the count
and surveys are analyzed and
then utilized to plan services
for homeless people and to
apply for state and federal
grants.
The "count" will be done
nationwide on Monday, Jan.
26. Volunteers in Nassau
County will be collecting data
and doing surveys at home-
less shelters and transitional
housing facilities as well as on
the streets. Volunteers will be
sent as part of a team to five


zones in Nassau County. A
training session is required
before Jan. 26. Please call
Dani Gammel at 261-8081 or
Sharon Manning at 206-1842
for further information.
Just friends
Just Friends, a social group
for singles over age 55, meets
once a month for dinner. For
more information, call Helene
Scott at 321-1116.
US.Census jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau is
hiring workers to help with
the 2010 Census in Nassau
County. Tests for various posi-
tions will be held at
WorkSource at 96042 Lofton
Square (Winn-Dixie shopping
center) in Yulee today and


G/e9~ar1 c(i Snera


Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
and on Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m.
only.
For additional information
call 866-861-2010 or visit
www.census.gov.

'MLKUnity
Celebration'
Be part of history by par-
ticipating in the first annual
MLK Unity Celebration on
Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Elm
Street MLK Center.
There will be inspiring
speakers, informative commu-
nity organizations and refresh-
ments. Come together and cel-
ebrate the life of one of
America's great heroes,
Martin Luther King Jr. The
event is free and open to all.


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Retired educators
All retired educators are
invited to the Jan. 20 meeting
of the NCREA in Room A-22 at
the new First Baptist Church
on Eighth Street.
The Health Committee will
present the program. The
Executive Committee will
meet at 9:30 a.m. in the same
location (enter through the
main entrance and turn left),
with the general meeting at 10
a.m. For information, contact
Stanley Lofton at 225-9365.
Florida writers
The Florida Writers
Association will meet Jan. 20
at 6 p.m. at the Florida House
Inn, 22 S. Third St. Speaker
will be Deborah Barclay,
author of Memories of Sad
Brown Eyes, a story of a young
girl who was forced to witness
her mother's tortured exis-
tence at the hands of a stalker.
Members and the public are
invited. Contact, Maggie
Carter-de Vries at 321-6180.


Lifelong learning is center's goal
Registration is open for The Center for of Feb. 9, and Sing at a.m.; and two Tuesday classes taught by
Lifelong Learning in Nassau County First Sight!, taught by Bill Raser, Image Editing for Digital
spring classes. Classes scheduled at the Jane Lindberg on Photographers, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and
Golf Club of Amelia Island, beginning the Q , Wednesdays from 10 How to Use a Digital Camera, a three-
week of Feb. 9, are Shakespeare's to 11:30 a.m. This week course from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Othello: A Modern Classic, taught by class will meet for If you would like to be added to the
Bernie McCabe on Wednesdays from 10 . _.__ four weeks beginning Center for Lifelong Learning's e-mail dis-
a.m. to noon; and Understanding Modern on Feb. 4. tribution list, please send your name and
Sports: An Economic, Political and Classes beginning the week of Feb. 9 e-mail to dhughes@fccj.edu. The Betty P
Historical Race, taught by Chuck Zsolnai at the Florida Community College Betty Cook Nassau Center is located at 76346
on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. P Cook Nassau Center are: The Art of William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee. Please
Classes offered at St. Peter's Photography: Examinations of the call FCCJ at 548-4432 for an informational
Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach Photographic Image, taught by Richard flyer, course costs and registration infor-
are Shakespeare's Othello: A Modern Olderman on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m.; mation, or go to www.fccj.edu/cll to
Classic, taught by McCabe on Fridays China: Life, Myth, and Art, taught by Jim enroll online or for a detailed description
from 10 a.m. to noon beginning the week Kemp on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 of the classes.



OBITUARIES


50 YEARS AGO

Fishermen Richard
Gowen Jr. and Joseph
Pinckney died after their
shrimp boat hit a reef in a
storm off war-torn Cuba.
January 15, 1958


25 YEARS AGO

A survey showed Circuit
Court Judge John Cox was


along with grandchildren Damien Carre,
Rhiannon Carr6, T.J. Pope and Katrina
Griffith; two great-grandchildren, Amya
and Makayla Jacobs; a sister, Margery
Brown, and a brother, Lloyd Kessler, both
of Great Falls, Mont.; along with many
nieces and nephews as well as special
friends.
She was predeceased by her parents,
Ted and Eugenia Kessler; brothers Howard
Kessler and Jimmy Kessler; mother-in-law,
Bea McCammon; and her sister-in-law,
Terrelene Raulerson.
The family received friends at the funer-
al home on Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m. The
funeral service will be held today at 11
a.m. at Yulee United Methodist Church,
with the Rev. Mark Stiles officiating.
Please send memorials to Yulee United
Methodist Church, SR AlA, Yulee, FL
32097, or the American Diabetes
Association, 8384 Baymeadows Road, Suite
10, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Please visit www.oxleyheard.com to
view her life story..
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors
Ellen Wooten Shank
Mrs. Ellen Wooten Shank, age 81, of
Fernandina Beach passed away on Sunday
morning, Jan. 4, 2009 at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau.
Born in Kings Ferry, she was the
daughter of the late
Nathan Jasper and Alma
Russell Wooten. At the
age of five, she and her
family moved to .
Fernandina, where she
has been a lifelong resi-
dent. 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 mar-
ried Lawrence B. Shank. Mrs. Shank taught
in the Fernandina Beach Public School
System and tutored students for many
years.
In 1995, she retired from full-time teach-
ing but continued to tutor until 2005. She
was a longtime member and elder of the
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, Ga.; step-granddaugh-
ter, Jacky Guy (David), Yulee; step-grand-
son, Larry Nettles Jr. (Beth), Fernandina
Beach; two great-grandsons, Clayton Guy
and Garrett Guy; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 from First
Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach,
with Dr. Holton Siegling Jr., and the Rev.
Bert Swearingen officiating.
Pallbearers were: Jimmy, Keith and
David Johnson, Jimmy May, Larry Nettles
Jr. and David Guy.
Honorary pallbearers were: 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 was laid to rest in the family section
of Kings Ferry Cemetery at 2 p.m. on
Thursday, following the services at the
church. Guests and friends visited on
Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral
home.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
heard.com.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors


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WEDNESDAY, January 14, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


Pet food bank


to help owners


keep animals


SIAN PERRY
News Leader
In an effort to help local pet
owners struggling to feed their
furry family members in these
hard economic times, the
Nassau Humane Society has
opened up a pet food bank at its
shelter on Airport Road.
"This is our way of giving
back because the people of the
community have been more
than generous to us," said
Nassau Humane Society
President Janet Kourie. "It's to
help people with pets through
hard times" and hopefully stave
off pet surrenders due solely
to financial hardship.
For now, Kourie said the
economic downturn has not
had too much of an effect local-
ly. "We do see surrenders from
people who have lost their
homes, but not any more than
usual," she said. And with more
people spending time at home
rather than spending money
going out, "adoptions are way
up. ... Most people are staying


CITY Continued from 1A
annexation process had to be
started over again from the
beginning.
Although Gambino said it
was unfortunate the communi-
ty had to make it into a beach-
driving issue, he also noted that
"if people were driving in the
backyards of people in town, it
would be unacceptable."
Gambino also said the effort
to annex the properties into the
city was never a private-prop-
erty issue. II . :,A . I I l :,I 1:"." l:k-
weren't welcome to use the
beach," he said.
The recent unstable eco-
nomic climate, said Gambino,
was not an issue in homeown-


home more so now they have
time for a dog. They can do
family things with their pet - it
becomes a project the whole
family can enjoy at no cost."
Eventually the Nassau
Humane Society hopes to part-
ner with Meals on Wheels, said
Kourie, delivering pet food
along with people food to those
in need. "It's in its infancy," she
said of the program.
Currently, food is given out
on a first come, first served
basis during shelter hours.
There also is more dog food
than cat food available, said
Kourie.
Located at 671 Airport Road
in Fernandina Beach, the shel-
ter is open to visitors Monday
through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5
p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m.
To learn more about the food
bank, or about volunteer oppor-
tunities at the Nassau Humane
Society, call 321-1647. Also visit
www.nassauhumanesociety.co
m.


After a while, you feel
you're not welcome."
THOMAS GAMBINO
PRESIDENT
SANDPIPER BEACH HOMES
ASSOCIATION

ers' decision not to re-apply for
annexation.
"All our homeowners really
want to do this," said Gambino,
but he added that the political
landscape in the city would have
to change first. "At this point,"
he said, "we'd have to be invit-
ed."
adaughtry@fbnewsleadercom


New home permits down


New single-family home per-
mits issued in Northeast Florida
totaled 5,111 in 2008 - down
from 6,829 the year before. The
most permits ever issued in the
four-county area was 17,753 in
2005.
In Nassau County, 337 per-
mits were issued in 2008, down
from 536 the year before. There
were 865 permits issued in
Nassau in 2006.
Permits issued were higher
in Clay, Duval and Nassau coun-
ties in December than in
November, though down in St.
Johns County. For the fourth
quarter, permits were down
from 966 in 2007 to 718 for all
four counties.
The National Association of
Home Builders reported Dec.
23 that sales of newly built sin-
gle-family homes declined 2.9
percent in November to a sea-
sonally adjusted annual rate of
407,000 units. "The fact that
new-home sales continue to
decline even in the face of sub-
stantial builder incentives, very
favorable mortgage rates and
improved housing affordability
shows how fearful consumers
have become about making a


home purchase in the current
economic environment. That's
why it is absolutely necessary
for the government to take
action that will reassure home
buyers and stimulate demand
in order to help revive home
sales and economic growth,"
said NAHB chairman Sandy
Dunn, a home builder from
Point Pleasant, W.Va.






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Im not sure my conscience
would agree with an appeal.'
COMMISSIONER STACY JOHNSON


CRANE Continued from 1A
there are enough issues raised
that the appellate court needs
to look at it."
"For all the years I've lived
in the county, there's been
arguments over the comp
plan," Commissioner Walter
Boatright said. "I think if we
can go ahead and move for-
ward with this, we can finally
know what our comp plan
means."
Commissioner Stacy
Johnson, however, expressed
reservations about the appeal.
"I'm not sure my conscience
would agree with an appeal -
but I would respect the board's
decision to make an appeal, to
respect home rule."
"I look at it as a win-win sit-
uation," said Commission
Chairman Barry Holloway. "If
we appeal and we lose the
appeal, it allows us to make
some changes in our compre-
hensive plan to make it better.
If we win, then we know our
comp plan is in order."
Boyle said one of the
biggest issues to him was who
had final authority in inter-
preting a county's compre-
hensive plan - the county itself,
or the Florida Department of
Community Affairs. "One of
the things that I find trouble-
some that hopefully the appeal
will solve is the issue of home
rule," Boyle said. "The more
power and the more authority
we cede to Tallahassee, the
less authority we have."
County Attorney David
Hallman stressed that the cost
for an appeal would be mini-
mal. "My research is that the
county has spent well under


$1,000 for three years of liti-
gation," Hallman said. "What
happens essentially is that the
county gets sued, but the prop-
erty owner is invited to carry
the water. The cost (to the
county) is negligible."
Hallman added that an
appeal of some sort was
inevitable, since the Amelia
Island Co. was already filing.
'The interveners, the proper-
ty owners, are going to file an
appeal, so one way or another
the plaintiffs are going to have
to defend against an appeal,"
he said.
The commission voted 4-1
to appeal, with Johnson voting
nay.
Following the meeting,
Boyle pointed out that the cur-
rent commission came into
office with the Crane Island
controversy already brewing.
"I fully expected the Crane
Island issue would be settled
by the time I took office in
2006," he said. "None of the
current commissioners had
any role in the Crane Island
litigation up to this point."
However, Boyle said, he felt
the appeal was necessary. "My
goal in all of this is to end up
with the right legal answer, not
necessarily the one that pleas-
es the most people," he said.
"... Asking for an appeal is sim-
ilar to a pro football coach
who asks that the referee's
call be reviewed on instant
replay. Most true sports fans
only want to win if the rules
are accurately enforced for
everyone. That's all we're real-
ly asking for with an appeal;
an accurate interpretation of
the facts."
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jecting ... the cost of closure
construction going up by $1
million every year," Crawford
said. "How many millions or
tens of millions do we need to
lose before we decide to move
in a different direction?"
"What I'm hearing is it's a
sizable amount that we can
save by closing this landfill
now," Boyle said.
"You've made some fiscal
changes that are very impor-
tant, but it's time to take this
next step," Crawford replied.
"What is the reserve fund
that can be used to close this
landfill?" Holloway asked.
"The current estimate to
close the landfill is $12.6 mil-
lion," said Administrative
Services Director Ted Selby.
"You have $11.4 million cur-
rently. But keep in mind that
$12.6 million is a very rough
estimate. ... I think you're in
the best shape you're going to
get. We're looking at maybe
10 percent inflation for the clo-
sure costs each year. You need
to move on this, because if this
isn't done by Sept. 30, we're
going to be in a position where
we'll need subsidies to close
this."


Jane Scanlan, co-chair of
the county's Solid Waste Task
Force, commended the com-
mission on its action but cau-
tioned that it must have a plan
for protecting its employees. "I
think it's very important that
you have a personnel plan for
every individual who works at
the landfill.... You should start
now, not three months from
now," she said.
Scanlan said she was also
concerned about where the
closure would leave trash dis-
posal in the county. "You are
going to be able to take a bur-
den off the taxpayers, and
that's good, but you have not
yet decided the next step," she
said. "You have to decide on
what is next before those gates
close. If you do not, citizens
are going to get caught, espe-
cially those who don't have
trash hauling."
"There are other issues
that we need to tackle, and
we're going to do so,"
Holloway said.
"Simply because we're
about to close the landfill does-
n't mean you're suddenly
going to be left trying to figure
out what to do with your
trash," Boyle added.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009/NEWS-LEADER


Sign of the times: City


closed for business?


Jon Anderson recently
bought a commercial building
in downtown Fernandina Beach
- and then petitioned city offi-
cials for a sign.
The sign they gave the
owner of a thriving job-place-
ment business was unexpect-
ed, and not something you
could mount. It was a sign of
the times, however: The city of
Fernandina Beach is not always
open for business.
Let's take a step back.
Anderson bought the building
within a block of Centre Street
to expand and promote his busi-
ness. In the front of his lot is a
short, stout concrete structure.
It resembles an austere tomb-
stone. The business that had
been there constructed it to
attach its sign.
When Anderson bought the
building, he figured he could
put a sign on the prominent
structure similar to his prede-
cessor. He dutifully followed the
onerous application procedures.
His application was surprising-
ly denied by a city board, how-
ever. It apparently did not meet
rigorous historic district stan-
dards.
Anderson appealed to the
city commission. The reaction
there was anything but warm
and fuzzy. Four of the five com-
missioners took Anderson up


STEVE'S
MARKET
PLACE

Steve Nicklas


on his re-
quest to visit
his property.
One declined
to even come
by.
Anderson
figured the
commission-
ers would
want to see
the problem-
atic signpost
- since they
would have
the final say.
In an ironic


twist, the commissioners turned
down Anderson's request.
The city offered several alter-
natives, such as to place the sign
on the front of the building, or
for Anderson to pay hundreds of
dollars for special exemptions.
But Anderson declined.
He feels the sign should
have been grandfathered in
from the previous owner. Any-
how, his business is good for
the local economy. He employs
six workers, and through his
job placement services he helps
companies such as Smurfit-
Stone Container find local
employees.
So now he has an attractive
building and no sign, except for
a plastic "For Sale" placard
placed in his front yard. It's


there out of contempt for the
city - and its perceived anti-busi-
ness mindset.
While the final decision was
hard enough to digest, Ander-
son felt city officials were down-
right hostile toward his plight.
Taken from copies of e-mails,
here are excerpts from com-
missioners' responses to
Anderson's appeal.
One commissioner sounded
confrontational. When Ander-
son threatened to put up a sign
without the city's blessing, the
commissioner responded: "FYI
Jon. If you draw a line in the
sand I am sure to cross it."
A city planning official
sounded more conciliatory (if
you can call it that). "Jon ... you
may appear before the Historic
District Council requesting a
variance to re-instate the use of
that sign base. Yes, that includes
the variance fee of $650, as well
as an after-the-fact application
fee (of $500). If granted use of
the sign base, you would then
direct your sign installer to file
for a permit for the installation
- again, after-the-fact and subject
to a doubling of the base permit
fee."
The planner's mindset
changed, however, when Ander-
son put up a temporary sign (at
the advice of a commissioner).
The planner threatened code-
enforcement action and fines if
Anderson did not take it down.
This is not the way to do
business. While businesses
should comply with rigid his-
toric district standards for uni-
formity's sake, the process
should not be overly cumber-
some, costly or painstaking. City
officials should encourage busi-
ness activity - and cultivate it.
Judging from the experience
of Anderson and others, the city
has drawn its own anti-business
line in the sand. And business-
es may decide not to cross it,
and instead go elsewhere.
Steve Nicklas is a financial
advisor who lives on Amelia
Island. He can be reached at 753-
0236.
thenicklasteam2@msn.com.


Make that 'Nassau Tradeplex'


The Yulee Tradeplex on
A1A, the county's major indus-
trial park, has both a new name
and a new look in the New
Year.
The initiative was led by
husband-and-wife development
team Darbin and Debby
Skeans of Imperial Realty
Management Corp. based on
Amelia Island. The corporation
acquired the former On Point
Visuals/Banner Impressions
property at 86395 Gene
Lasserre Boulevard last sum-
mer.
They approached Nassau
County Economic Develop-
ment Board Executive Director
Steve Rieck to talk about
ideas that would improve the
visual impact of the park's
entrance.
In September the couple
hosted the first-ever meeting
of all the landowners and ten-
ants in the Yulee Tradeplex at
their new building. They vol-


unteered the resources needed
to underwrite the project and
agreed to give a slightly new
identity to the Tradeplex by
substituting the name
"Nassau" for "Yulee."
The signage and landscap-
ing project was completed over


the December holidays.
Major tenants in the Nassau
Tradeplex include BlueLinx,
Coastline Plastics, Victaulic,
Florida Machine Works, the
Nassau Commerce Center,
Scott Trucking and Florida
Petroleum.


IN BRIEF


Sandifer to lead
builders
Members of the North-
east Florida Builders
Association Nassau Builders
Council will install Jamie
Sandifer as chair to lead the
council in 2009.
J.P McClellen, 2008 chair
and owner of J.R McClellan
Inc., will hand over the gavel
of leadership Thursday at
Amelia Island Plantation
Property Owners Clubhouse.
Sandifer is the director of
land acquisition and entitle-
ments at Matovina & Co. and
has graduated from the
Florida Home Builders
Association's Building
University for Individual
Leadership Development.
The event will begin at 6
p.m. with guest speaker
Daniel Davis, executive direc-
tor for NEFBA. Davis will
speak on the building climate
and issues affecting builders
in Nassau County.
The event sponsor will be
Cain & Bultman Inc. Cost is
$20. RSVP to Scott Merritt,
smerritt@nefba.com, (904)


725-4355.
The
Northeast
S Florida
Builders
Association,
Florida's
largest
Sandifer builders
association,
provides
education, research, legisla-
tive representation, media
relations, promotions and
programs for its 2,000-plus
builder, associate,
Commercial Builders
Council, Remodelers Council,
and Sales and Marketing
Council members. The asso-
ciation is celebrating 65 years
of service to members and to
the community through vari-
ous charitable efforts.
Take Stock in
Children
Maria A. Sastre, an officer
for Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines, has been elected presi-
dent and chief executive offi-
cer of Take Stock in
Children, Florida's leading


mentoring and scholarship
organization. Sastre joins
Take Stock in Children with
over 30 years of management
and leadership experience in
the transportation, tourism
and hospitality industries.
Since 1997, Take Stock in
Children of Nassau County
has awarded 65 college schol-
arships to graduating seniors;
89 percent attended some
college and 74 percent are
currently enrolled in college
or have received a college
degree.
There are currently 148
Take Stock scholars attend-
ing the four middle and high
schools in Nassau County,
working with the help of their
volunteer mentors, to earn
their college scholarships
upon graduation.
Take Stock in
Children/Nassau is affiliated
with Florida Community
College and the FCCJ
Foundation, Inc., and is guid-
ed by the Take Stock in
Children Leadership Council.
For more information about
Take Stock in Children/
Nassau contact Jody Mackle,
program director, at 548-4464
or jmackle@fccj.edu.
Young Professionals
Council
The Young Professionals
Council of Nassau County is
scheduled to hold a general
meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday 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 organiza-
tion for people who live or
work in Nassau County, ages
21-40. The goal is to provide
networking, professional
development and community
service opportunities to
members, supporting both
professional and personal
growth. The YPC is present-
ed by the AIFBY Chamber of
Commerce.
Annual reports due
Jan. 1 was the beginning
of the 2009 annual report fil-
ing season for corporations.
Every business entity (corpo-
ration, limited liability compa-
ny and limited partnership)
with "active" status is
required to file an annual
report each year with the
Department of State, Division
of Corporations to maintain
"active" status.
If the annual report is filed
after May 1, a late fee is
required to be imposed on
profit corporations, limited
liability companies and limit-
ed partnerships.
The quickest, easiest, and
most secure manner is to file
the annual report online from
the division's website,
www.Sunbiz.org. "How to file
the annual report" appears on
the front page of the website
and payment can be with a
credit card, prepaid account
or check. Filing fees are set
by statute and vary by entity
type.


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Notice of Pre-Bid Meeting

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held January 15, 2009 at 10
a.m. at the Nassau County Tax Collector's Office at 86130
License Road in Fernandina Beach, FL. Attendance at the meeting
is required to participate in a Request for Qualifications. At this
meeting the scope of a construction project will be explained and
a site tour offered. Any contractor who fails to attend this meeting
will not be permitted to submit a bid.
Engineer for the project is:
Gillette & Associates, Inc.
20 South 4th St.
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Mr. Jacobs goes


to Washington

Arthur (Buddy) Jacobs, the esteemed
lobbyist for the city of Fernandina Beach
and Nassau County, will be off to Washing-
ton next week to join in the wining and din-
ing that will mark the inauguration of
Barack Obama as president of the United
States. This is not just about honoring our
nation's new president, it is about currying
favor.
Mr. Obama has promised hundreds of
billions of dollars, perhaps even a trillion,
will be spent on an economic stimulus plan
to help lift America out of this brutal eco-
nomic recession. We are not alone in our
desire to sup at this trough; there are tens of
thousands of spending proposals before the
new administration.
Obama said the allocation of these bil-
lions would not be done "the old
Washington way." Vice President-elect Joe
Biden has said no earmarks will be allowed
to the appropriations bills.
We shall see.
On the one hand, a new way of doing
business might be helpful to us. Why else
would a Democratic administration dole
funds out to a county in which more than 70
percent of the voters cast their ballots for his
Republican opponent?
On the other, Mr. Jacobs was selected by
his city and county masters precisely
because he is adept at the old ways of doing
business. He has a long history of aiding his
party and his community whenever there
were mutual benefits to be realized.
Unfortunately, we are not really prepared
for this feeding frenzy. East Side advocates
think widening of ALA to six lanes is just the
ticket; in fact, the Florida Department of
Transportation has put at the top of its
Nassau priority list widening ALA to four
lanes from Callahan to the Duval line. The
East Side portion of ALA is not shovel-ready;
the right of way has yet to be purchased.
Likewise, futuristic hopes for a new city
hall in the old post office, a new library, a
new performing arts center - none of these
is far enough along in the planning to pro-
vide short-term economic stimulus. We
might be able to wring the dough for fixing
up the old post office before Obama's term
is through, given that is a decrepit federal
building, but the siren song of federal
largesse likely will cease well before all our
musical chairs are filled.
We hope Mr. Jacobs will push for a
stormwater project in the Southside neigh-
borhood; that is one project that is ready to
be undertaken now.
We expect he will push ideas for the
city's Amelia River waterfront, though we
wonder if even he is persuasive enough to
actually get our city government to spend
any money he secures. You'll recall the Big
P federal grant the city received years ago
for waterfront improvements, including a
welcome center at the marina. How many
times have we begged for an extension
since we can't make up our minds how best
to spend that grant?
No, if the intent is to quickly put people
to work, then we expect the feds to more
likely favor supplicants such as the city of
Jacksonville, which has thick volumes pre-
pared to show how they'd quickly spend the
money.
But perhaps change is not coming to
Washington. Perhaps "the old Washington
way" will prevail. Perhaps U.S. Sen. Bill
Nelson can affix an earmark or two to the
bill for our benefit.
We shall see.


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t VIEWPOINT/DR. GARY APPLEBAUM/CENTER FOR MEDICINE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST



We have sick care, not health care


"Hello, Supreme Pizza, Carmen speaking,
how can I help you Dr. Applebaum?"
How do you know my name?
"Caller ID my friend, would you like the
usual, vegetarian with extra onions delivered
to 23 High Side Lane?"
That would be great. "OK, Dr. Applebaum,
it will be there in 20 minutes and we'll charge
it to your credit card on file?" Sure, thank you,
goodbye.
Every day we interact with sales or service
organizations that have an enormous amount
of information about us in their computers.
They use this information to provide accurate,
efficient and timely service. We've come to
expect this and get frustrated when we deal
with companies who are "still in the stone age"
- like your doctor, perhaps?
Most physicians have computer systems to
manage the billing for their practices, but less
than 10 percent of America's primary care
physicians use computers to manage their
patients' medical information.
Several studies have measured the percent
of patients who get appropriate care for com-
mon medical problems. Results vary, but are
mostly in the 50-70 percent range (i.e., blood
pressure control). Imagine if you got the right
pizza on 60 percent of your orders, or FedEx
delivered 30 percent of their packages to the


Imagine ifyou got the right pizza
on just 60 percent ofyour orders.

wrong home or if your bank's ATM only gave
you cash 50 percent of the time.
Obviously, these companies would be out of
business in short order. All of these industries
are motivated to satisfy their customers.
Our health care industry, in contrast, is
paid to take care of sick people, not keep peo-
ple healthy. For the most part, the "medical
industrial complex" is more profitable when
more people are sick, not healthy. Hence in
America, we have sick care, not health care.
We would all appreciate not having to go
over our entire medical history every time we
meet another provider. We would also feel a lot
safer if we knew that any emergency depart-
ment could retrieve information about the
medications we take, the allergies we have,
and the tests we've recently endured. This
would save huge sums of money and minimize
redundant, uncomfortable and potentially dan-
gerous procedures.
So how can we get American medicine on
par with the trucking industry and pizza par-
lors? If we wait for major health care system


reform we will continue to cut down thousands
of trees creating millions of incomplete, inac-
curate, illegible un-searchable medical
records.
Rather, we should trust that a national sys-
tem of comprehensive medical records will
lead to improved outcomes and decreased
costs. While the political landscape for health
care system reform is a minefield, who can
argue against improved information at your
doctor's fingertips?
Clearly the country that put a man on the
moon and won a world war is capable of build-
ing a database to manage all of its citizens'
medical information in a safe, secure, privacy
insured system.
The federal government could stage several
competitive design and management competi-
tions and develop a plan in less than two years.
It could be implemented in less than another
two.
The only thing needed to digitize and there-
by revolutionize American health care is lead-
ership. So next time your congressman asks
your opinion on health care reform or a politi-
cian asks you for a contribution, ask them if
they will help you control your blood pressure
- or just promise you onions on you pizza.
Gary Applebaum, M.D., is a senior fellow at
the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Different approach
I want to wholeheartedly endorse Lou
Goldman's unique and innovative call to Nassau
County to acquire and develop the former Down
Under restaurant site. His letter Jan. 7 makes a
compelling case for doing something "different"
with a desirable property.
As a combination park, boat ramp and limited
retail space it would be a major attraction for a vari-
ety of locals and visitors. These times call for a
unique approach and this seems like one of them.
Perhaps this is something that our newly hired
"lobbyist" could scout stimulus funds for as well
while working K Street and Congress.
Steve Shap
Fernandina Beach
Come together
No one is more optimistic and hopeful for the
success of President-elect Barack Obama than the
entire nation, especially this overwhelming
Republican county.
He won the election. Why such a letter would
appear ("Story of the century," Jan. 7) is reason
for me to wonder if the Democratic Party thinks
they are alone in these most trying times.
Everyone is wishing success for the new presi-
dent-elect.
You won, we acknowledged this after the elec-
tion and are fully behind this endeavor. This has
nothing to do with apologizing for anything, espe-
cially anything racial. Come together with all and
forget about sides. This will take unity from all.
I certainly hope you are not sidetracking and
are united as an amazing nation that will pull
together only as a strong United States.
Paul Brungard
Fernandina Beach
Impact fees
The Dec. 24 issue of the News-Leader car-
ried a story about how the Nassau County
Commission had decided to extend the morato-
rium on impact fees for new development. Now
that the holidays are behind us, I think it's impor-
tant to really focus on what happens with that
extension.
Here are the facts, as I see them:
1. We know that every house or commercial
structure that is built will be occupied by people,
and they will be using the roads, schools and
other infrastructure that is already strained by
too many people for what's in place now in Nassau
County.
2. We know that if we don't charge an impact
fee on new development, the costs of the additional
roads, schools and other infrastructure still have
to be paid. They don't just evaporate. So without
impact fees, who pays? The current residents of
Nassau County. That means that when a new sub-
division is built, you and I have to subsidize those
new arrivals by increased taxes to pay for the
roads, schools, sewers tIlw i I. 1 need because of
their new house, etc.
3. We know that if we do charge an impact fee
on new development, then that fee will pay for at
least part of the additional costs of having the
new houses and new residents, and tli- .....i .,ill.
be paid for by the new homeowners themselves
because the developers and builders will simply
pass that impact fee along as part of the cost of
building that new house.
The conclusion I draw is that when the coun-
ty commission made the decision to not enforce
the impact fee for another six months, it clearly
said "OK, developers, builders and new home-
buyers, we'll let the current residents of Nassau
County pay for the extra costs associated with
you coming here. We won't ask you to pay for it!"
One of two things happen when the impact fee
is waived for six months. Either (1) the price of the
new house will drop by the amount that the builder
would have had to charge to cover the impact
fee, or (2) the builder sells the house at the same
price it would if an impact fee were in place and
the builder pockets that money that doesn't have
to be paid on impact fees, as additional profit.
I'm all for responsible growth in Nassau
County. I think that responsible growth means that
the cost of new growth is paid by those who cause
that growth - the new homebuyers. It's unfair
for commissioners to unilaterally decide that you
and I have to pay the costs of the additional roads
and schools and don't let that cost be passed
along to the new homeowners who are creating
that extra cost. Every new home should pay its
own way. We shouldn't have to subsidize them.
Harvey Slentz, Director
Amelia Island Association
Destruction of mailboxes
I have lived in Fernandina my whole life and
I have lived at my present address in Nassauville
for 12 years. I have had to replace my mailbox six
times within that time, and recently within a two-
week period someone without anything better to
do has decided to run over my mailbox two times!
I hope whoever is doing this is enjoying their
selves.


ERIC ALLIE/CAGLE CARTOONS


It is sad when people move into a somewhat
nice neighborhood and decide to destroy other
people's property and make that neighborhood a
nasty place to live! We have had it with those
types of people that have moved into our neigh-
borhood and we are moving out!
I am sure we are not the only ones that are hav-
ing these problems. We have reported it to the
local police each time but nothing has come of it
and last night it happened again. We keep doc-
toring up that old beat-up mailbox and keep put-
ting it back in the ground. I hope whoever is
doing this reads this letter! And I hope you are hav-
ing fun destroying my property. That costs me
money each time you do it.
But the type person that does these things
has no morals or concerns about other people or
their stuff. I am glad I don't know you because I
would hate to be connected to you in any way
whatsoever! Grow up! What if everyone started
doing the same thing to you? Would you be happy?
Thank you for destroying my mailbox! Oh, I
also forgot to mention that my mailbox is a hand-
painted Georgia Bulldog mailbox. Go Dawgs! You
can't keep a good Dawg down!
There has to some way this can be stopped.
What if we had mail in the box when it was
destroyed? What can we do? Why do people do
these things?
Brenda Harden
Fernandina Beach
Egypt good
Re: "Even exotic Egypt is no match for home
sweet home," Jan. 7.
I am writing this letter to let your readers
know about our experiences in Egypt, arranged
by the Travel Agency. We were in Cairo for a
total of five days, and in Egypt a total of 10 days
in December 2008.
What a wonderful trip we had! People in Egypt
are so friendly. Taxi drivers, once they under-
stood we were Americans, told us, with big smiles,
"USA good!" Little schoolgirls blew us kisses.
Egypt depends on tourism, and they are dedicated
to your safety when you visit there. As a result,
armed police are widely seen, especially in Cairo
(not so much in Luxor or Abu Simbel).
We were on our own for a day or so before our
tour started. We walked over to the Nile River,
behind our hotel, and saw many young couples,
obviously in love, sitting and talking on benches
along the Nile. We walked by ourselves for sev-
eral blocks before finally walking back to our
hotel. It was lovely to see all the young couples,
oblivious to all except each other.
Our tour was interesting - we had 10 school-
children in a group of 30 people (all Americans),
divided into two groups. Each group had an
armed security guard. Those guards really take
security seriously: one day, I was not paying atten-
tion and walking on a street that was rather empty
of cars. A car was coming toward me on the road.
The security guard assigned to our group came
running up, wedged himself in between me and
the oncoming car. The oncoming car was no dan-
ger - it was just that he was just making sure I was
safe.
I just want to let your readers know that Egypt
is a wonderful country, with so much history, so
much we can learn from visiting there. People
care about tourism, care about tourists' safety
and can't wait to tell you how "USA good!"
Rae Scott
Amelia Island
Blessings
How refreshing it was to read "Count our
many blessings in 2009" by Steve Nicklas (Jan. 7).
Thank you, Steve, for writing it and thank you


News-Leader for publishing it. Yes, times are
tough right now and some folks are all doom
and gloom and say it's going to get worse before
it gets better. I am of the opinion that our liberal
news media talked us right into this recession and
only they can "bail us out." They wanted Obama;
they got him, now let's all support him and do our
part to clean up the mess we all created.
May God bless President Bush and his fami-
ly as he leaves office. Counting your blessings
starts with respecting one another, including the
outgoing and incoming presidents!
It is a blessing to live in the USA and more
specifically here in beautiful Nassau County.
I'm thankful to live here and appreciate every-
thing I've been blessed with.
Stephanie Kramer
Yulee
Food for thought
What a great idea Gil Langley and the mar-
keting team of the Amelia Island Convention and
Visitors Bureau are promoting: Restaurant Week!
There have been several letters to the editor
recently about our struggling restaurants. This
marketing plan, with wonderful dining "specials,"
addresses those concerns and supports our many
unique, distinctive and fabulous local eateries.
The visitors bureau promotion is obviously aimed
at bringing people in from the outside to dine on
the island, but if we locals want our restaurants to
survive, we need to participate - not just this one
week (Jan. 25 to Feb. 1) but all year long.
Cheers for Gil Langley and this innovative
idea. I'm making my reservations. How about
you?
Jan Davis
Amelia Island
Anonymous venom
A business-sized envelope arrived in the mail
today. It was addressed to my husband. The let-
ter did not have a return address. We find that
these type of mailings either contain unwanted
solicitations or other forms of drivel.
Inside the envelope was an "Alert!" to the
neighborhood. The alert consisted of copies of
court documents, photocopies of an online arti-
cle and e-mail responses to author. All the attach-
ments dated back to 2005 and 2006. Our "con-
cerned neighbor" warned us to be aware of the
"scumbag" living in our Yulee neighborhood.
I would like to take this opportunity to respond
to the anonymous mailer. We know about the
incident cited in the mailing. None of us are the
judge or jury in this case and neither are you. If
the accused individual is guilty, then he should
and will be punished by the legal system, as he
rightly deserves. If found innocent, then you
have wasted our time and yours by this ridiculous
mailing with its vituperate remarks.
I wonder, what was your goal? Did you expect
the neighbors to take up torches, march to his
home, tar and feather or draw and quarter him?
If so, perhaps you have been watching too many
old-time Frankenstein movies. Let our judicial
system take the appropriate action warranted by
their assessment of his motives and infractions.
You referred to this individual as a "scum-
bag." Perhaps you should glance in the mirror
when using this word. I find that anonymous
mailings of this nature are usually the work of
someone who has too much time on their hands
and little in the way of spine. Perhaps you could
better utilize your time by volunteering at the
local hospital or hospice or working to help those
in need in our community instead of wasting our
time with your hate mail.
L. Hanko Rosenblad
Yulee


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Transportation
Denise Bunnewith, execu-
tive director of the North East
Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO), formerly
the First Coast Metropolitan
Planning Organization, will be
the speaker at today's meet-
ing of the Amelia Island
Association.
The meeting will be held
at 7 p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
Community Room on Lime
Street. The meeting is free
and open to the public.

Johnson to speak
Nassau County
Commissioner Stacy Johnson
will participate in
"Commissioners &
Conservation Coffee" spon-
sored by the Nassau Sierra
Club. from 9-10 a.m.
Thursday at the Kof4 Haus on
Sadler Road in Fernandina
Beach. For further informa-
tion, contact Bob Weintraub
at 491-6817.



Applyfor

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.
Those offices and hours are:
* James S. Page Govern-
mental 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
holidays), 9 a.m. 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.



Solid Waste

Task Force

set to meet
The Nassau County Solid
Waste Task Force is scheduled
to meet on a monthly basis on
the second Thursday of each
month, with the exception of
January. The meeting dates for
2009 are as follows:
Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 12,
April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9,
Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12
and Dec. 10.
The group will meet from
3:30-5 p.m. in the Commission
Chambers at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place, Yulee.
The group works to identify
and explore ways to reduce the
amount of solid waste going into
landfills and increase the vol-
ume of material recycled in the
county.
The public is invited to be
present.



Sisters Creek

Bridge to be

closed some
The Sisters Creek Bridge on
Heckscher Drive in Duval
County will regularly close for
20-minute intervals during non-
rush hours beginning next week
for a bridge repair project.
Starting Monday, the bridge
will be open to vehicular traffic
for 20-minute time periods and
closed to vehicular traffic for 20-
minute time periods from 9:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every day
except Wednesdays.
The bridge thus could be
closed to vehicles twice each
hour during the allowable times.
These closings will occur for
about a month.
The 20-minute closings to
vehicular traffic are necessary to


open the bridge to allow room
for construction equipment to
complete work on repairs to the
fender system (water level crash
protection barriers) at the
Sisters Creek Bridge. Drivers
may want to consider taking
alternative routes to avoid pos-
sible delays.

t oarnabas
CENTER, INC
N assau County families need ood,
shelter and basic necessities
For information, call: 904.261.7000


Inauguration party
A community potluck inau-
guration party is scheduled
from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday at
The Palace Saloon. There will
be dancing to the music of
Hupp & Rob and a replay of
President-elect Obama's inau-
guration speech.
Please bring a dish to
share. Plates and cutlery will
be provided. There is a cash
bar.
Admission is $5 per per-
son. Tickets should be pur-
chased in advance through
Audrey Milley at 556-6816 or


now
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Republicans to meet
The Republican Party of
Nassau County Executive
Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Jan. 22. The guest speaker is
State Rep. Janet Adkins.
The meeting will be held
at the County Building on
Pages Dairy Road. If you are
a registered Republican and
wish to be a member of the
Executive Committee, please
attend the meeting. All


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Republicans are invited.
Visit www.nassaugop.org
for additional information.
Open house
Newly elected Republican
State Rep. Janet Adkins will
hold an open house from 6-8
p.m. Jan. 27 at her
Fernandina Beach office, 905
S. Eighth St.
There will also be an
open house from 5-7 p.m. Jan.
29 at her Starke office located
at 945 North Temple Ave. in
the Bradford County Court-
house.
The public is invited.


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Legislative delegation

to meet on Tuesday


The Nassau County
Legislative Delegation organi-
zational meeting and general
legislative hearing is sched-
uled at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in
the Commission Chambers,
James S. Page Governmental
Com-plex, 96135 Nassau Place,
Yulee. The delegation will hear
public testimony on general
issues and appropriations.
To be placed on the agenda


of the meeting contact the
office of State Rep. Janet H.
Adkins, chair of the Nassau
County Legislative Delegation,
at 491-3664, prior to Thursday.
Any material or handouts for
this meeting should be in
Adkins' office no later than
Thursday.
All Nassau County
Legislative Delegation meet-
ings are open to the public.


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Prescription plan free for county residents


RYAN SMITH
News Leader

Nassau County's participa-
tion in a National Association of
Counties prescription discount
plan has been quite successful
so far, according to the county
coordinator. The plan, which
the county has participated in
since May, is free to county res-
idents.
"Basically, NACo a couple
years ago got into an arrange-
ment with (pharmaceutical and
biotech provider) Caremark,"
said Nassau County


Coordinator Ed Sealover. "They
made arrangements that they
would distribute cards out to
all member counties, and the
counties in turn would distrib-
ute them out to folks. There's a
list of drug stores throughout
the county where you can take
your card in and get a discount.
... It's for folks who don't have
prescription coverage through
their insurance program."
Andrew Goldschmidt,
spokesman for NACo, said
there were several reasons for
choosing Caremark's discount
plan. "Number one was the


price. ... Number two was the
number of participating phar-
macies. Nine out of 10 phar-
macies participate in the pro-
gram," he said. "Number three
was ease of use: there's no need
to apply, you don't have to give
your name - it's simply a tear-
off card."
Goldschmidt added that the
cards have many possible uses.
"It's really good for people who
don't have insurance, people
who have insurance with cer-
tain exclusions, like seniors,"
he said. "... We are seeing quite
a bit of uses with pet owners.


About 70 percent of pet pre-
scriptions overlap with human
prescriptions. It's the same base
medication, just a different level
of dosage."
Sealover said the program
was simple to implement. "We
made the cards available in a
whole bunch of county offices.
We shipped them off to a bunch
of non-profits and as you can
see we've had a fairly decent
response. ... We actually
ordered some additional cards
because they all got used up,"
he said. "...It was kind of easy
lifting for us. We just took them


around and did a couple of
press releases initially."
Sealover added that partici-
pants in the program see sig-
nificant cost reductions in their
prescriptions. "We get a month-
ly report from NACo about how
many people have participated
and what their dollar savings
and percentage savings have
been," he said. In November,
for example, 375 county resi-
dents used their cards to fill
925 prescriptions. They saved
an average of 26.3 percent of
the prescription cost. Since the
program's inception in May,


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more than 4,300 prescriptions
have been filled using the card,
with an average savings of
$11.94, or 24.8 percent of the
prescription cost, according to
a press release from the coun-
ty coordinator's office.
The program costs taxpay-
ers nothing, Sealover said - it is
available to all dues-paying
member counties of NACo.
"The only cost that we had was
if we were driving around in
one of the county cars to take
the material to different facili-
ties," he said. "We only pay
about $1,000 a year in NACo
dues."
Sealover said the prescrip-
tion program has been a big
success. "It's had a pretty good
reception throughout the coun-
try," he said.
"This is really win-win for
all," Goldschmidt said. "The
counties are able to get their
assistance out to residents, and
that's really our responsibility -
to help counties help their res-
idents."
For more information about
the program, call the county
coordinator's office at 491-7380.
rsmith@fbnewsleadercom




Campaign

on teen

drinking

underway
This month the Nassau
Alcohol, Crime and Drug
Abatement Coalition (NAC-
DAC) is launching a multi-
media campaign to encourage
and support parents, retailers
and community members in
their efforts to keep teens from
drinking.
Over the next year, NAC-
DAC, in partnership with
Nassau County Public Schools,
Nassau County Sheriff's Office,
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, Sutton Place
Behavioral Health, Nassau
County Health Department and
others, will ask community
members to "Be the Wall"
between teens and alcohol.
The simply stated campaign
is based on the premise that
underage drinking is the single
most preventable at-risk behav-
ior among our teenagers.
Susan Woodford, chairman
of the coalition, said, "Underage
drinking is about access - if our
teens cannot get their hands on
it, they cannot use it. We are
asking all community members
to help us limit access to alcohol
once and for all."
In Nassau County, the 2008
Florida Youth Substance Abuse
Survey reports that most teens
are not drinking. However, 35.2
percent of the high school stu-
dents who responded to the sur-
vey reported drinking within
the last month - of whom 22.1
percent are self-reported binge
drinkers.
Current research indicates
that the teen brain continues to
develop until the mid-20s or
later. The introduction of alco-
hol, particularly in large quan-
tities, may impair brain devel-
opment - with serious
implications for future educa-
tion and employment. The
developing teen brain also
makes teens more impulsive
and less likely to consider con-
sequences of their behavior. For
this reason, the campaign
encourages all adults to be firm,
clear, and consistent when talk-
ing to teens about alcohol.
The multi media campaign is
part of a statewide partnership
between participating counties,
the Florida Depart-ment of
Children and Families and the
Florida Office of Drug Control.
Its components include an inter-
active website (www.bethe-
wall.com) where parents can
text their teen, humorous
posters about natural commu-
nication gaps between teens
and parents, community dis-
plays, guerilla marketing strate-
gies and more.
Local agencies and busi-
nesses wishing to participate in
the campaign by displaying
images or posters should con-
tact Jean Bardes at 753-2551.
Information for parents and
additional options for support-
ing the campaign in Nassau
County will be coming soon.
Questions about the statewide


campaign should be directed to
Amity Chandler at (941) 815-
7743.




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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) encourages New Year's
resolutions that have a positive
impact on the state's environ-
ment. Here is a month-by-month
list of simple "green" resolutions
for 2009:
JANUARY: With the holi-
days came many new electron-
ics under the tree but it is impor-
tant not to dispose of the old
gadgets in your garbage. Instead
consider recycling - recycling
unwanted electronics to recover
and reuse the product itself or
materials like copper, steel, glass
that the product contains. Other
tips include keeping old televi-
sions for games, videos or
DVDs; donating working televi-
sions to a charitable organiza-
tion or giving them to a friend; or
offering televisions through a
local "freecycle" group at
www.freecycle.org. Nearly two
million tons of used electronics,
including computers and televi-
sions, are discarded each year,
and an estimated 128 million cell
phones are retired from use
annually. For tips on recycling
electronics visit www.dep.state.
fl.us/waste/categories/elec-
tronics/default.htm.
FEBRUARY: February is


'Go Green9 in 2009


hiking and trails month. So why
not plan an environmentally
friendly outing, like a family bike
ride on one of Florida's award-
winning trails? DEP's Office of
Greenways & Trails manages
eight state trails, which were
recently named Best State Trails
by American Trails. OGT also
maintains five rail-trails, which
are railroad tracks restored and
converted to recreational trails
for hiking, biking and skating.
To find a trail near you visit
www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/.
MARCH: March is a great
time to make changes at home
that conserve water. By replac-
ing a typical 3.5-gallon toilet with
a 1.6-gallon model, a family of
four will save more than 11,000
gallons of water per year. Also,
take shorter showers and
replace showerheads with an
ultra-low-flow version. Repair
dripping faucets by replacing
washers - one drop per second
wastes 2,700 gallons of water
per year. For water conserva-
tion tips visit www.dep.state.fl.


us./drought/tips.htm.
APRIL: April 22 is the 39th
anniversary of Earth Day. This
year take a moment to look at
how to reduce waste at home
by recycling. In 2008, Gov.
Charlie Crist signed the Energy,
Climate Change, and Economic
Security Act of 2008 that estab-
lishes new statewide recycling
goals of 75 percent to be
achieved by the year 2020. To
learn more visit www.dep.state.
fl.us/waste/recyclinggoal75.
MAY: May is Clean Air
Awareness month, and it is a
perfect time to switch to green
cleaners that help the environ-
ment as well as the air we
breathe. Consumers can create
home-mixed cleaners that are
equally as effective as tradition-
al products, and safer for people
and the environment. For those
who don't have time to make
their own cleaners, there are
now hundreds of environmen-
tally friendly products widely
available through stores and the
Internet. Important safety and


environmental features of these
products include being non-
toxic, biodegradable, made from
renewable resources and petro-
leum-free. DEP offers Green
Cleaning tips and recipes at
www.dep.state.fl.us/pollution-
prevention/green_cleaning.htm.
JUNE: National Boating and
Fishing Week takes place every
June. This is a perfect time to
implement eco-friendly maritime
practices such as using phos-
phate-free, biodegradable and
non-toxic cleaners; using oil
absorbent material to catch drips
from the fuel intake and the vent
overflow; and using marina
pumpout stations and rinsing
holding tanks regularly. Florida's
Clean Marina Program provides
boaters and marinas more tips
on environmentally friendly
practices at www.dep.state.
fl.us/cleanmarina/.
JULY: Leaving home does-
n't mean travelers should stop
being environmentally consci-
entious. Florida has nearly 400
hotels, motels and bed and


breakfasts that are designated
members of DEP's Florida
Green Lodging Program. Learn
how to be a green guest by vis-
iting www.dep.state.fl.us/gre
en/travel.htm.
AUGUST: With a downturn
in the economy and families try-
ing to save money, the term
"staycation" became a new addi-
tion to the American vocabulary.
The perfect staycation can be
found at any of Florida's 160
state parks. From mermaids at
Weeki Wachee Springs State
Park to manatees at Blue
Springs State Park, from the
lush gardens of Maclay State
Park to the beaches of Caladesi
Island State Park - Florida's
state parks have something for
everyone's interest, and the reg-
ular entrance fee for most state
parks is $4 per carload of two-to-
eight people, $3 for one person
in a car and $1 per pedestrian or
bicyclist. To find a state park
visit www.dep.state.fl.us/.
SEPTEMBER: Every Sep-
tember thousands of Floridians
take part in International Coastal
Cleanup Day. It is estimated that
litter and debris harm more than
one million seabirds and 100,000
marine mammals and turtles
every year. Help by participating


in a coastal cleanup effort near
you. Some of the most danger-
ous items to sea life during the
cleanup include: monofilament
fishing line, fishing nets, bags,
balloons, traps (crab/lob-
ster/fish) plastic sheeting/tarps,
rope, six pack holders, strap-
ping bands and syringes. For
information on coastal cleanup
go to www.dep.state.fl. us/cmp.
OCTOBER October is ener-
gy awareness month, a month
where consumers are reminded
to make wise energy choices.
The easiest way to save energy
is to switch from traditional
incandescent light bulbs to com-
pact fluorescent bulbs that
reduce energy consumption,
generate less air pollution and
reduce greenhouse gas emis-
sions. If every household in
Florida changed just one light to
an Energy Star product, savings
would total more than $37 mil-
lion in energy costs annually. In
addition, Florida could save up
to 351 million kilowatt-hours of
electricity per year, which is
enough energy to light all the
households in Tallahassee for
nearly three years, and prevent
almost 540 million pounds of

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WEDNESDAY, January 14, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


V EARTHTALK


How to reduce your


'carbon footprint


Dear Earth Talk: How
can I measure - and then
improve - my overall "car-
bon footprint?" What are the
major areas of one's daily
life that one measures?
Andy Fusco. Passaic. NJ
With global warming
dominating so many head-
lines today, it's no surprise
that many of us are looking
to reduce the amount of car-
bon dioxide and other
greenhouse gases our activi-
ties produce.
By assessing how much
pollution each of your indi-
vidual actions generates -
be it setting your thermo-
stat, shopping for groceries,
commuting to work or flying
somewhere for vacation -
you can begin to see how
changing a few habits here
and there can significantly
reduce your overall carbon
footprint. Luckily for those
of us who want to see how
we measure up, there are a
number of free online car-
bon footprint calculators to
help figure out just where to
start changing.
One of the best is the
University of California at
Berkeley's Cool Climate
Calculator. The free web-
based tool takes into
account daily driving
mileage and grocery and
electricity expenses, among
other factors, to assign a
carbon score, which users
can compare to similar
households across the 28
largest urban areas in the
U.S. Some of the results are
surprising. For example,
residents of eco-aware San
Francisco tend to have big-
ger carbon footprints than
those in more conservative
Tampa. The reason: San
Francisco has a higher cost
of living and colder, wetter


GREENContinuedfrom 10A
greenhouse gas emissions a
year. For more energy tips visit
www.dep.state.flus/green/tips
/tips.htm#home.
NOVEMBER: - Thanks-
giving is a holiday steeped with
tradition, but why not start a
new tradition by having a
green celebration? Reduc-ing
impact on the environment is
something for which everyone
can be thankful. Here are a few
tips on giving thanks to the
environment: use homemade
decorations; carry reusable
bags when you go grocery
shopping; at dinner, use cloth


winters (requiring more fos-
sil-fuel derived heat).
Another great carbon
footprint calculator is avail-
able at EarthLab.com, an
online "climate crisis com-
munity" that has partnered
with Al Gore's Alliance for
Climate Protection and
other high-profile groups,
companies and celebrities to
spread the word that individ-
ual actions can make a dif-
ference in the fight against
global warming. Users just
take a three-minute survey
and get back a carbon foot-
print score, which they can
save and update as they
work to reduce their impact.
"Our calculator is an
important first step in edu-
cating people about where
they are, then raising their
awareness about what they
can do to make easy, simple
changes that will lower their
score and positively impact
the planet," says Anna
Rising, EarthLab's executive
director.
Other websites, green
groups and corporations,
including CarbonFootprint.
com, CarbonCounter.org,
Conservation International,
The Nature Conservancy
and British oil giant BP,
among others, also offer car-
bon calculators on their
websites. And CarbonFund.
org even allows you to
assess your carbon footprint
- and then offers you the
ability to offset such emis-
sions by investing in clean
energy initiatives.
Send questions to:
Earth Talk, c/o E/The
Environmental Magazine,
P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT
06881; submit it at:
www.emagazine.com/earth-
talk/thisweek/, or e-mail:
earthtalk@emagazine. com.

napkins that can be washed
and used again; and shop
online on Black Friday in the
comfort of your home and save
on gas emissions.
DECEMBER: Instead of
buying plastic and glass holi-
day decorations, try making
your own ornaments that can
be reused or recycled. Create
ornaments made from old
greeting cards or cookie
dough, garlands made from
strung popcorn or cranberries,
and potpourri made from
kitchen spices such as cinna-
mon and cloves.
For more visit www.dep.sta
te.fl.us/ green/tips/.


Buzzards tongues, vulture palates


The scenic view of the his-
toric lighthouse from Fort
Clinch State Park really stinks.
It's not the marsh that it over-
looks, spartina grass in wintry
shades of gold. No, that's fine.
It's not the lighthouse itself,
standing tall on a wooded hill
across the way. No, nothing
stinky about that.
What stinks right now is the
parking lot. Phew, you've got to
smell it. If you have never
encountered stinkhorn mush-
rooms before, now's your
chance. Now in winter, the
mulIch
brought in
when the
parking area
was finished a
A year or so ago
has come to
life with these
odd smelly
fungi.
WILD There are
WAYS a number of
types of
stinkhorns in
Pat Florida, but
Foster-Turley the ones in
the Light-
house viewpoint parking lot in
Fort Clinch appear to be
Clathrus columnatus, the colum-
nar stinkhorn. Around these
parts, though, these common
mushrooms have a more
descriptive vernacular name,
"buzzard's tongue." Look at the
photos and you can easily see
why. The red mushrooms look
like long skinny tongues erupt-
ing from round egg-like white
masses, which carpet the for-
est floor. Then, close your eyes
and think about the most vile,
rotten, decaying animal carcass
you can image, a sensory over-
load not carried by photo-
graphs. And, if you are like
many of us, soon vultures (aka
buzzards) come to mind.
Buzzards tongue. Ah, yes, it
does make sense.
The smell is there for a pur-
pose, drawing in flies and ants
that consume the mature mush-
rooms and spread the spores
in a continuing cycle of life.
Vultures don't eat mushrooms.
They've got better things to
look for. In our automobile driv-
en society, there are many road
kills to be had, with enough vari-
ety in taste for even the most
discerning vulture.
And apparently on Amelia
Island, vultures may be among
the most picky to be found.
We've got both turkey vultures,
with their reddish heads, and
black vultures too. It's a normal
sight to see a flock of vultures
roosting on trees all around the
island. One particular group of
black vultures has been hang-
ing out on a bare tree over-
looking the marsh on Pogy


Plant Road near the north end
boat ramp, for months now.
So it was a surprise to me
when I first noticed the dead
hog carcass on the side of Pogy
Plant Road. This hog had been
skinned and beheaded by some
hunters no doubt, and the head
and skin dumped at the side of
the road for the vultures. Oh,
what a Christmas feast the vul-
tures would have, maybe some-
body thought. Or, maybe the
somebodies were just thought-
less, just dumping evidence of
an illegal trophy. But for what-
ever reason, there it was, right
in black vulture territory, a feast
for the taking.
But this carcass had no tak-
ers. When I first noticed it, a
freshly cut hog head newly sev-
ered and a clean skinned pelt,
two black vultures were
perched on a tree above it. With
their acute vision, sense of smell
and intelligence, I have no
doubt that they had spotted it
well before I did, driving by on
the road.
Vultures don't eat fresh
flesh, or so the story goes. It
needs to rot a bit to be soft
enough to be torn by their rel-
atively weak beaks. So every
day for a week, as the hog
remains got riper and riper, I
drove by the hog carcass look-
ing for vultures. To my surprise
none ever showed up to eat it.
The flies certainly had and were
having their own feast, but why
no vultures?
Admittedly, the carcass was
low on flesh, consisting mostly
of skin and fat and head, but
I've many times seen vultures
dining on even less of sub-
stance.
I've mentioned this episode
to a number of people, but no
one has any other answers for
me, either.
During the holiday season,
one friend ventured a guess.
Maybe the vultures have
dietary restrictions against
pork!
All kidding aside, sometimes
vultures do shun dogs, cats or
coyotes, those carnivorous ani-
mals that eat meat themselves
and presumably taste different
than herbivores like deer and
rabbits. But hogs, they eat a
diversity of food, just like rac-
coons, opossums and armadil-
los, and I see that vultures
everywhere have no problem
consuming these delectable
road kills.
All I can say for sure is that
buzzards' tongues are smelly
mushrooms, and vulture palates
are discriminatory in their taste
preferences. And, that's inter-
esting enough for me.
Zoologist Pat Foster-Turley
lives on Amelia Island.
patandbucko@yahoo.com


Buzzards tongues
are stinkhorn
mushrooms that
look and smell like
their name sug-
gests, above. They
have cropped up in
the mulch at the
Lighthouse
Viewpoint in Fort
Clinch State Park,
left.
PAT FOSTER-TURLEY
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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 suspi-
cion of a crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach
Police Department at 277-7342
or the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office anonymously by calling
225-0147 in Yulee and
Fernandina Beach or 879-2136
in Callahan, Hilliard and
Bryceville. The "We Tip" pro-
gram - 1-800-78CRIME - also
allows callers to leave anony-
mous tips.
Meth arrests
Two Fernandina Beach men
were arrested Friday for
allegedly cooking metham-
phetamine in the East Oak
Street home of one of the sus-
pects.
According to Nassau County
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves,
police were tipped off to the
activities of Kenneth Shane
Strickland, 38, of 408 Stanley
Drive and Richard Oliver Lee,
46, of 1448 East Oak St. by a
confidential informant.
Seagraves said deputies con-
sidered the source credible
and began surveillance on
Lee's home. They "observed
several signs indicative of man-
ufacturing methamphetamine,"
Seagraves said in a written
statement. Seagraves said
deputies actually witnessed the
two men cooking "crystal
meth."
Lee and Strickland were
detained in Lee's backyard,
where they reportedly saw evi-
dence of a "methamphetamine
laboratory" in plain view.
Methamphetamine valued
at $600 was seized, along with
44.9 grams of pseudoephedrine
tablets and 32 grams of mari-
juana.
Lee and Strickland were
arrested for manufacturing
methamphetamine, possession
of methamphetamine and pos-
session of chemicals used to
manufacture methampheta-
mine. Lee faces an additional
charge of possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana.
Both men are in custody at
the Nassau County Jail, and
bond for each has been set at
$50,002.
A company that handles
removing and cleaning haz-
ardous materials was used to
decontaminate the home.


Restaurant theft
The manager of the Burger
King restaurant in Fernandina
Beach was arrested and
charged with grand theft for
allegedly stealing more than
$25,000.
Shikima Green, 30, was
arrested Dec. 31 after the
restaurant's owner reported 17
deposits from October through
December missing. The
Fernandina Beach woman
reportedly told investigators
she l....... ..d" the money
after she fell behind on her bills.
She was arrested and
booked into the Nassau County
Jail. She posted $10,002 bond.
Man robbed
A 73-year-old Fernandina
Beach man was reportedly
robbed Jan. 10 while walking
near his home on South Eighth
Street. His daughter called
police after he told her about
the attack; the man said he was
at the A1A Gas Station at 816 S.
Eighth St. when he first saw
the man who would attack him.
He said he recognized the man,
having seen him at the gas sta-
tion before, but did not know
him personally.
The victim said he started
walking behind the gas station,
looking for discarded cans to
recycle, when the suspect con-
fronted him and demanded
money for coffee.
The victim said the suspect
had done that before; he
refused to give the suspect
money and tried to move away,
but the suspect pushed him in
the chest, then kicked him and
threw an empty bottle at the
victim but did not hit him.
The victim left the area and
told his daughter about the
attack.
Police were unable to locate
the suspect, who was described
as a thin white male between
the ages of 25 and 30, with a
"scruffy beard," dark hair and
wearing a blue, hooded sweat-
shirt and jeans and carrying a
blue backpack.
The suspect was seen rid-
ing a bicycle. The cashier at the
store told police she did see
someone matching that descrip-
tion in the area.
Felony arrests
* Michael Duane Andrews,
24, 85582 Alene Road, Yulee,
Jan. 11, sale and delivery of
marijuana, $10,002 bond.
* Ronald Paul Antolik, 24,
85139 Radio Ave., Yulee, Jan.
11, burglary and grand theft.


* Natalie Catrice Harvey,
23, Folkston, Ga., Jan. 11, bat-
tery on a law enforcement offi-
cer, battery and affray.
* Lin Shawn Peacock, 38,
Jacksonville, Jan. 10, fraud and
theft.
* Romal Chambers, 59, 715
Vernon St., Fernandina Beach,
Jan. 10, writ of attachment.
* Carllynn Ossie Robinson,
55, 27017 North Kristie Circle,
Hilliard, Jan. 9, fraudulently
attempting to obtain a con-
trolled substance, $10,002 bond.
* James Gray Cunningham
III, 21, 17267 Cross Branch
Road, Hilliard, Jan. 9, sale of
synthetic narcotics, burglary of
a firearm, grand theft of a
firearm and possession of syn-
thetic narcotics.
* Rose Marie White, 20,
2744 First Ave., Fernandina
Beach, Jan. 9, robbery and
aggravated battery.
* Utonia Keith Rice, 501,
85133 Ashley Ave., Yulee, Jan.
9, grand theft and dealing in
stolen property, $20,004 bond.
* Jimmie Lee Baldwin, 23,
Jacksonville, Jan. 9, sale of
hydrocodone, $25,002 bond.
* Brandy Danielle Trouille,
28, 27039 Flagstaff Loop,
Hilliard, Jan. 7, felony battery,
$5,002 bond.
* Scott Dwayne Driggers,
38, 13790 Yellow Bluff Road,
Yulee, Jan. 6, habitual driving
with a license that has been sus-
pended or revoked.
* Ronald Leverne Donald-
son III, 20, 624 S. Fifth St.,
Fernandina Beach, Jan. 7, sale
of marijuana, $10,002 bond.
* Cedric Valier Barnes, 35,
Valdosta, Ga., Jan. 7, grand theft
of an automobile, resisting
arrest with violence, contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a
minor and fraud or imperson-
ation.
* Roosevelt Sylvester
Nelson, 24, Jacksonville, Jan. 7,
possession of cocaine and sale
or delivery of cocaine, $75,004
bond.
* David Michael Claypool
III, 19, Jacksonville, Jan. 7, pos-
session of burglarious tools.
* Ryan Scott Lylo, 23, 105
Drury Road, Fernandina
Beach, Jan. 7, violating proba-
tion for a conviction of uttering
forged bills.
* James Leo Monney, 59,
86278 Callaway Drive, Yulee,
Jan. 7, sale of hydrocodone,
$25,002 bond.
* Lori Michele Barber, 44,
77219 Hance Pkwy., Yulee, Jan.
7, sale or delivery of a con-
trolled substance, $25,002 bond.
* Adam Peter Beil, 23, 1132


A Natures Walk Court, Fernan-
dina Beach, Jan. 7, sale of a con-
trolled substance, $50,002 bond.
* Jessica Erin Rodgers, 29,
28326 Bowtie Alley, Yulee, Jan.
6, violating probation for a con-
viction of writing worthless
checks.
* Terri Lynn Hughes, 24,
85360 Dick King Road, Yulee,
Jan. 6, child neglect without
great bodily harm.
* Paul Brodie Phillips, 31,
86154 Graham Court, Yulee,
Jan. 6, concealing information
to obtain a prescription.
* Tina Steil Phillips, 28,
86154 Graham Court, Yulee,
Jan. 6, concealing information
to obtain a prescription.
* Roger Eugene Townsend,
43, 1433 Robin Hood Drive,
Fernandina Beach, Jan. 6, bur-
glary to a residence, domestic
assault and assault.
* Keith Eugene Williams,
57, 1305 S. Sixth St, Fernandina
Beach, Jan. 6, burglary to a res-
idence, domestic assault and
assault.
* Raymond Leamond
Wilson Jr., 34, 87585 Roses
Bluff Road, Yulee, Jan. 5, bur-
glary and battery.
* Brandon Ryan Miller, 25,
45043 Bismark Road, Callahan,
Jan. 4, burglary with assault or
battery, aggravated battery,
criminal mischief and battery.
* Richard David Mason, 53,
3580 First Ave., Fernandina
Beach, Jan. 4, aggravated bat-
tery.
* John David Hatch, 42,
86493 Harry Green Road,
Yulee, Jan. 4, felony battery.
* David Anthony Smith, 48,
33607 Woods Lane, Callahan,
Jan. 4, possession of crack
cocaine.
* Carrie Joanne Tadlock,
30, 277039 Ohio St., Hilliard,
Jan. 5, Duval County warrant
for concealing information to
obtain a prescription.
* Michael Raulerson, 50,
32306 CR 121, Hilliard, Jan. 4,
writ of attachment.
* Justin Krulal, 23, 86074
Peeples Road, Yulee, Jan. 4, pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance and possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
* William Glen McKiver,
47, Jacksonville, Jan. 2, burgla-
ry to a structure or conveyance
and larceny.
* Letroy Lamar Doles, 20,
Jacksonville, Jan. 2, burglary
to a structure or conveyance
and larceny.
* Nicholas Adam Taylor, 29,
29620 Nick Bay Lane, Hilliard,
Dec. 31, felony criminal mis-
chief.


New hotline offers


rewards for tips


on dogfighting


SHANNON MALCOM
News Leader

A statewide hotline has
been set up to allow citizens to
report animal fighting; tipsters
that lead to arrest and prose-
cution may be eligible for
rewards of up to $5,000.
Dogfighting, while not
rampant, does exist in Nassau
County. Just last month, a
Callahan man was arrested for
animal cruelty and using dogs
for fighting after police and
animal control officers alleged-
ly found 28 malnourished and
injured dogs on his property.
"I don't think it's extreme-
ly common, but we do have
some people that participate in
that," Nassau County Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves said.
He said many Nassau
County residents are animal
lovers who will report any
signs of animal abuse.
"I feel like we have a lot of
citizens who won't tolerate or
allow that, so they're actually
going to call and complain,"
he said. "People are going to
contact law enforcement."
Taking advantage of the
increased public awareness
about animal fighting, the toll-
free tip line, 1-877-TIP-HSUS
(874-4787), initially was estab-
lished in Georgia by the
Humane Society of the United
States in the wake of the
Michael Vick case.
Vick, a former quarterback
for the Atlanta Falcons, was
convicted in August 2007 of
criminal conspiracy after
investigators discovered an
elaborate dog-fighting com-
plex, owned by Vick, in Surry
County, Va. He is currently
serving a 23-month jail sen-
tence.
Dogfighting and cock-
fighting are the most preva-
lent forms of animal fighting in
the Southeast United States,
according to HSUS.
This month, the hotline
was expanded to include
Florida.
Seagraves said the Nassau
County Sheriff's Department
handles investigations into
local animal fighting, and res-
idents generally are quick to
report suspicious activity. Now
that Floridians can get in on
the HSUS hotline and possibly
even earn a reward for tipping
off authorities to illegal ani-
mal fighting, it provides anoth-


Tip line
The toll-free tip line,
1-877-874-4787, was
established in Georgia
after the Michael Vick
case.


er avenue, and extra motiva-
tion, for citizens to call.
The HSUS Florida animal
fighting tip line is manned by
investigators with Norred &
Associates and the HSUS.
Once tips are authenticated,
investigators work with law
enforcement agencies to
inspect, arrest and prosecute
animal fighters. Callers can
remain anonymous.
Seagraves said the practice
of animal fighting is limited to
rural areas, but observant
neighbors or acquaintances
can often spot signs of animal
abuse related to fighting.
"It's somebody that's typi-
cally got a lot of dogs tied up
behind the property, and
they're not there as a pet,"
Seagraves said. "You'll see
them coming and going,
maybe a large crowd around
at times ... there will be a lot of
dogs tied up separately in the
woods.... If I want to get a pet,
I'm not going to put him way
out tied up by himself."
Seagraves said people who
are raising dogs to fight will
use various techniques to
make the dogs - typically pit
bulls - as aggressive as pos-
sible, such as restraining one
dog in what is called a "rape
rack" while another dog is
encouraged to act aggres-
sively toward it. That is one
of the reasons, in addition to
hiding the animals, the dogs
are often kept alone, tied up
away from each other - the
solitude makes them more
likely to be aggressive.
"It's a terrible situation,"
Seagraves said. "It's sad some
people get pets to do that to
them."
Seagraves said not only is
it illegal to raise the dogs for
fighting and to gamble on the
dogs - even attending a dog-
fight is against the law.
For more information, con-
tact the hotline at 1-877-4787,
the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office at 225-0331 or visit
the HSUS website at
http://humanesociety.org.
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NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO FUTURE
LAND USE MAP

Nassau County proposes to consider an amendment to the Future Land
Use Map of Nassau County Comprehensive Plan by changing the
designation of approximately 319.41 acres from Agricultural (AG) to
Medium Density Residential (MDR) 230.51 acres and Conservation
(CON) 88.90 acres, Application No. CPA09-001. The subject property is
vacant land located on the north and south side of William Burgess
Boulevard in the Yulee are and is shown graphically in the map below.











CPA09. 001 .,. ... : _







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Nassau County Planning and
Zoning Board will conduct a public hearing to consider the amendment
on Tuesday, and 3rd day of February 2009, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Chambers, James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida 32097. Also, be advised a Workshop will be
held at the above location on Tuesday, the 27th day of January 2009 at
7:00 p.m. concerning item mentioned above.

All interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and to be heard.
Copies of the Application and supporting information are available for
inspection in the office of the Nassau County Growth Management
Department, 96161 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Comments may also
be directed in writing to the Growth Management Department, e-mailed
to agregorv@nassaucountvfl.com, or received by telephone at
(904) 491-7328. All comments will become part of the record in this
matter.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate
in this program or activity should contact 491-3613 at least twenty-four
(24) hours in advance to request such accommodation.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A
PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, AGENCY OR COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING OR HEARING HE
WILL NEED A RECORD TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH APPEAL IS TO
BE BASED.

The Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of County Commissioners
may continue hearings on these matters.

TOM FORD, Chair
Nassau County Planning and Zoning Board

Barry V. Holloway, Chair
Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County, Florida

John A. Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk


NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO FUTURE
LAND USE MAP

Nassau County proposes to consider an amendment to the Future Land
Use Map of the Nassau County Comprehensive Plan by changing the
designation of approximately 44.8 acres from Medium Density
Residential (MDR) to High Density Residential (HDR) 40.8 acres and
Conservation I (CON I) 4.0 acres, application No. CPA09-003. The
subject property is vacant land located on the west side of Amelia
Concourse and the east side of Spruce Run Drive and southeast of
Majestic Walk Boulevard in the Fernandina Beach area and is shown
graphically in the map below.






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Commission Chambers, James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida 32097. Also, be advised a Workshop will be
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Nassau County Planning and
Zoning Board will conduct a public hearing to consider the amendment
on Tuesday, the 3rd day of February 2009, beginning format 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Chambers, James S. Page Governmental Complexwth Manageme96135
Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida 32097. Also, be advised a Workshop will be
held at the above location on Tuesday, the 27th day of January 2009 at
7:00 P.M. concerning item mentioned above.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and to be
heard. Copies of the Application and supporting information are available
for inspection in the office of the Nassau County Growth Management
Department, 96161 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Comments may also
be directed in writing to the Growth Management Department, e-mailed
to agregory@nassaucountyfl.com, or received by telephone at
(904) 491-7328. All comments will become part of the record in this
matter. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to
participate in this program or activity should contact 491-7328 at least
twenty-four (24) hours in advance to request such accommodation.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A
PERSON DECIDED TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, AGENCY OR COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING OR HEARING HE
WILL NEED A RECORD TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH APPEAL IS TO
BE BASED.

The Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of County Commissioners
may continue hearings on theses matters.

TOM FORD, Chair
Nassau County Planning and Zoning Board

Barry V. Holloway, Chair
Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County, Florida

John A Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk


CURRENT BOARD VACANCIES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County
Commissioners of Nassau County, Florida, is currently seeking
resumes from persons who would be willing to serve on a county
board/committee for current vacancies.

Those board or committees whose members are appointed by
the Board of County Commissioners include:

* Code Enforcement Board
* Planning and Zoning Board
* Conditional Use & Variance Board
* Board of Adjustments and Appeals
* Library Advisory Board
* St. Marys River Management Committee
* Nassau County Recreation Committee
* Amelia Island Tourism Development Council
* Nassau County Economic Development Board
* Affordable Housing Advisory Board

If you are a Nassau County resident and interested in serving
on any of these county boards or committees, please forward or
hand deliver your resume to Edward L. Sealover, County
Coordinator, 96160 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida 32097.

Please indicate if you have a desire to serve on a specific
board or committee.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
BARRY V. HOLLOWAY, CHAIRMAN




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WEDNESDAY, January 14, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


SHANNON MALCOM/NEWS-LEADER
Assistant State Attorney Stephen Bledsoe, left, and
Assistant State Attorney Wesley White, new director of
the Nassau County State Attorney's Office, look on as
the murder trial of David Eugene Johnson begins
Monday. Johnson, below, is flanked by his attorneys
Ross Haine, left, and Russ Smith.


Act 2 begins in



murder trial


SHANNON MALCOM
News Leader

Nearly three years after the
murder trial of David Eugene
Johnson ended with a hung
jury, a new trial on the same
case, same charges, started
again Monday morning.
The players were, for the
most part, different - the pros-
ecutors and defense attorneys
are different this time around,
and of course a new jury has
been chosen. But the opening
arguments largely remained
the same.
Assistant State Attorney
Wesley White, having been
named director of the Nassau
County State Attorney's Office,
gave the prosecution's open-
ing statements as Assistant
State Attorney Stephen
Bledsoe, Assistant State
Attorney Robert Lippelman
and presiding Circuit Court
Judge Robert M. Foster,
looked on at the Nassau
County Judicial Annex in
Yulee.
Johnson is charged with
the June 2001 murder of 64-
year-old Fernandina Beach
woman Antonia Gerald. She
was found dead in her Seventh
Street home on June 16, 2001,
by her landlord. She had been
"brutally" stabbed to death.
Prosecutors believe
Johnson, who was 17 at the
time, stabbed Gerald to death,
in the process cutting his own
hand badly enough to require
a visit to the emergency room
at Baptist Medical Center
Nassau.
Johnson's attorneys agree
Johnson was at Gerald's house
the day she was murdered, but
they say Johnson witnessed
his uncle, Alfonso Williams,
murder Gerald after she
refused to give him money.
Johnson was cut, they say,
when he tried to intervene and
stop Williams from attacking
the woman.
"Mr. Johnson attempted to
intervene ... he tried to get in
the middle of it ... his hand got
cut in the process ... and he
had no option but to try to save
himself," said Ross Haine, one
of Johnson's defense attorneys.
"There was nothing he could
do to stop his uncle."
White pointed out to the
jury that Johnson changed his
story several times while talk-
ing to emergency room staff
and, later, police. He also
claims Johnson told his girl-
friend that Gerald was dead
and that she had been stabbed
to death, although he did not
mention her by name, before
her body had been found.
"He tells his girlfriend and
her sister details that only the
killer could know," White said.
"He told them, A white woman
is dead in the house ... the air
conditioner is on,' ... he told
them that her face, head and
neck were stabbed and that
the knife was still there."
Haine told the jury Johnson
changed stories because he
was scared.
"Consider the dynamics of
the situation," he said.
"Johnson is 17 years old ... and
what would happen to Mr.


Johnson if he said his uncle
did this?"
Johnson, now 25, has been
in custody at the Nassau
County Jail since his arrest in
July 2001. He is also accused of
the unrelated August 1998
murder of Romaine Moss and
faces several other, unrelated,
felony charges including bur-
glary, assault and battery, bat-
tery on a law enforcement offi-
cer, resisting arrest with
violence and violating proba-
tion for a conviction in 2000 of
shooting or throwing deadly
missiles and burglary to a
structure.
The trial is expected to con-
clude by the end of the week.
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COURT REPORT


The following report was
compiled by Shannon Malcom,
News-Leader staff from the Jan.
8 court docket of Circuit Court
Judge Robert Foster.
* Andrew Scott Aytes plead-
ed not guilty to molestation of
a victim under the age of 12.
* Andy Ricky Brown was
adjudicated guilty for a convic-
tion of grand theft. He was sen-
tenced to 90 days in the Nassau
County Jail and ordered to pay
$900 in restitution.
* Jamie Ryan Crowther
denied violating probation for a
conviction of fraudulent use of
a credit card.
* Michael Nathaniel
Dunbar pleaded guilty to utter-
ing forged bills. He was adju-
dicated guilty and sentenced to
13 months in a state prison and
ordered to pay $348 in court
costs, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office, a $150 public
defender's lien and $2,578.79
in restitution. Dunbar will not
be prosecuted on an additional
charge of uttering forged bills.
* Justin Lee Garrett plead-
ed guilty to burglary to a struc-
ture or conveyance and grand
theft. He was adjudicated guilty
and sentenced to time served in
the Nassau County Jail and
ordered to pay $348 in court
costs, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office and a $150
public defender's lien.
* David Alan Grant II plead-
ed guilty to burglary of an unoc-
cupied building and admitted
to violating probation for a con-
viction of possession of a con-
trolled substance. Grant was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to two years in a state
prison. He was ordered to pay
$348 in court costs, $100 to the
State Attorney's Office and a
$150 public defender's lien.





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on charges of dealing in stolen
property and obstructing or
opposing a police officer.
* Gregory Martin Henry
pleaded guilty to grand theft.
He was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to time served in the
Nassau County Jail and six
months of probation. Henry is
to have no contact with his vic-
tim and was ordered to pay
$348 in court costs, $100 to the
State Attorney's Office, a $150
public defender's lien and an
undetermined amount of resti-
tution.
* A trial date of May 11 was
set for John Robert Hernandez
on charges of sale or delivery of
marijuana, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana,
tampering with a witness and
armed robbery.
* Cynthia Marie Hubbard
pleaded not guilty to cruelty to
animals and child neglect.
* Richard Alan Hutchinson
pleaded guilty to grand theft.
Adjudication was withheld, and
Hutchinson was sentenced to
five years of probation and
ordered to pay $74,121 in resti-
tution.
* Otis Lee Jones pleaded
guilty to possession of cocaine
and possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana. Jones was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to time served in the
Nassau County Jail and ordered
to pay $448 in court costs, $100
to the State Attorney's Office
and a $150 public defender's
lien.
* Joseph Lee Lunsford
pleaded guilty to battery by an
inmate. He was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to 13
months in a state prison and
ordered to pay $348 in court
costs, $100 to the State

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Attorney's Office and a $150
public defender's lien.
* Michelle Leigh Mobley
pleaded guilty to aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon.
Adjudication was withheld and
Mobley was sentenced to one
year of community control and
ordered to serve 100 hours of
community service, undergo a
drug and alcohol evaluation
and complete recommended
treatment. She was ordered to
have no contact with her vic-
tim other than a letter of apol-
ogy she was ordered to write.
Mobley was also ordered to pay
$348 in court costs, $100 to the
State Attorney's Office, a $150
public defender's lien and $352
in fines.
* Christopher Leah Parker
pleaded guilty to burglary to a
dwelling. He was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to 15
months in a state prison and
ordered to pay $105 in restitu-
tion, $348 in court costs, $100 to
the State Attorney's Office and
a $150 public defender's lien.
* Paul Wallace Remar
pleaded guilty to aggravated
battery and possession of
cocaine. Adjudication was with-
held and he was sentenced to
time served in the Nassau
County Jail and 18 months of
probation. He was ordered to


pay $796 in court costs, $200 to
the State Attorney's Office and
$352 in fines.
* Wendy Renee Pickett
pleaded guilty to two charges of
forging bank bills or promis-
sory notes and three charges of
uttering forged bills. She was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 15 months in a state
prison with credit for time
served and ordered to pay $348
in court costs, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office and a $150
public defender's lien. Pickett
will not be prosecuted for three
additional charges of forging
bank bills or promissory notes
and two additional charges of
uttering forged bills.
* A trial date of Feb. 9 was
set for Leroy Patrick Thomas
on a charge of felony battery.
* Michael Vrabley admit-
ted to violating probation for a
conviction of possession of
heroin. He was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to time
served in the Nassau County
Jail and his probation was
revoked and terminated.
* Steven Marcus Woods
admitted to violating probation
for a conviction of possession of
a controlled substance. He was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to six months in the
Nassau County Jail.


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The water aerobics class
goes through its workout at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center pool,
top. "We have a ball. We
really enjoy it," said Lee
Sipple, above. "We have
great instructors and they
work your butt off."
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Pool dancers



stay vigorous


HEATHER A. PERRY
News Leader


It was almost time for water
aerobics class to begin one sum-
mer morning when the small
group of women waiting to enter
the pool heard a little boy say,
"We have to get out now
because the pool dancing ladies
are coming."
That's how the pool dancers
got their name.
Rain or shine, summer or
winter, you'll find this lively
group of women going through
their paces at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center pool.
Instructor Audrey Schonin-
ger has a great deal of admira-
tion and respect for her stu-
dents.
"These ladies are so vigor-
ous! Many of them have arthri-
tis and have said that if it weren't
for the pool, they wouldn't be
able to walk."
Class members and instruc-
tors get a kick out of watching
visitors' reactions when they
attempt the class.
"It really is fun when the
youngsters are coming in and
their tongues are hanging out,
trying to keep up. They can't
believe these grandmothers are
doing this so easily."
Despite the inability of some
young people to keep up with
the senior pool dancers, it is a
very safe workout for someone
recovering from an injury or
surgery and is beneficial to peo-
ple of any age.
"The deep-water workout is
very gentle on the joints
because there is no impact at
all," explained Schoninger. "You
don't have to know how to swim
because you wear a belt and you
don't have to get your hair wet."
Pool dancer Isabel Gaw has
been doing water aerobics since
back in the 1960s.
"I started in New Jersey and
it followed me to Australia, Ohio,
Georgia and finally when we
moved here in 1987."
Gaw believes the water aer-
obics is critical to her health.
"In 20001 I had a heart attack
and had a quadruple bypass the
next day, so I knew I had to keep
up with ..i i. -i11, ,.." said Gaw,


It's not your grand-
ma's water aerobics.'
INSTRUCTOR AUDREY
SCHONINGER

who will turn 71 on Jan. 23.
Ann Mattayaw was inspired
to join the class after attending
an 80th birthday party for Jean
Hanna four years ago.
"I said she was in excellent
health for 80 years old and she
told me it was because of the
water aerobics."
Kathleen Minor's doctor told
her to lose weight and get in the
pool. "I came here a year ago
and I could barely walk. Now I
love it!"
When asked if inclement
weather interferes with their
workout, Gaw replied, "You're
wet anyway, so what's the dif-
ference if it rains on you?"
While the pool is heated to
86 degrees, Kentucky native Lee
Sipple who moved here in 1979
won't go to water aerobics if the
outdoor temperature dips below
50 degrees.
"Above that, I have a wet suit.
It keeps the wind off you."
Once the winter class is over,
Sipple says the women "run like
hell, grab their big fuzzy robes
and dash to their cars."
In addition to enjoying each
other's company, Schoninger
says the women look out for one
another.
"If someone doesn't show up,
they'll call her and make sure
she's all right. Sometimes they
go out to lunch or eat lunch by
the pool. It's just a great group."
All the pool dancers agree
the class is not only beneficial to
their health, it's also a wonder-
ful social network.
"This is not just a water aer-
obics class," said Gaw, "it's more
like a family. I'll tell you, when
my husband (Ed) died, they
saved my life."
Water aerobics instructors
include Schoninger, Kym
Dunton and Debbie Cotner.
For more information, call
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center at 277-7350.
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Pirates top Warriors, Bulldogs to push record to 16-1


BETH JONES
News Leader


The Pirates are now 16-1 and 6-1 in the district
with wins against the Warriors and Bulldogs
over the weekend.
The Pirates edged the West Nassau Warriors
79-73 Friday.
'This is a prime example of a team that has
had some success in that it was going to be an
easy game for us," said Matt Schreiber,
Fernandina Beach High School boys basketball
coach. "West Nassau, a team that we kind of
had our way with earlier in the year, came in
determined that wasn't going to happen again.
'They played much better than they did ear-
lier in the year and we didn't seem to have the
focus we've had.
"Let's hope we learned a lesson from it and


we'll treat each game as a unique situation."
The Pirates led 40-33 at halftime and 63-53
after three quarters. The Warriors won the fourth
quarter, outscoring the host Pirates 20-16.
Zach Rocheleau led the Pirates with 21 points,
including five three-pointers. He also had four
rebounds and as many steals.
Carlos Holcey added 15 points and had three
boards, five assists and three steals. Patrick
Garvin and Tai Alford had nine points each.
Garvin had eight rebounds, an assist and two
steals. Alford had five rebounds, four assists and
five steals.
On Saturday, the Pirates hit the road for one
of two remaining district games. They played at
Bolles and beat the hosts 71-42.
"The score is misleading," Schreiber said.
"We only led by two at halftime and by nine at the
end of three quarters. We were able to pull away


in the fourth quarter, but the game was much
closer than the score would indicate."
The Pirates outscored the Bulldogs 29-9 in the
final quarter.
'This was an important district game for us,"
Schreiber said. "I'm not taking away from our
players to get two wins this week, but our focus
needs to be on playing as well as we possibly
can."
Rocheleau was again the top scorer with 24
points. Holcey scored 22 and had six rebounds,
five assists and seven steals. Garvin chipped in
nine points to go along with seven rebounds,
two assists and two steals. Chris Keffer pulled
down nine boards and had two assists and two
steals.
The Pirates, who were just out of the top 10
rankings in the state last week, play just one
game this week. They travel to Yulee Friday for


a rematch with the Hornets at 7:30 p.m.
"It would take a great effort by all our players
to get a win against Yulee," Schreiber said.
"Hopefully we learned that this week.
"We poured our heart and soul into the
Ribault game. I'm disappointed how we came
back from that."
The FBHS Lady Pirates, who could muster
just five points in the first half, lost 46-20 to
Baldwin Thursday.
"As always, the girls did not give up and had
a much better effort in the second half with both
their defense and their offense," said Mike
Landtroop, head girls basketball coach at FBHS.
Mackenzie McBride led the Lady Pirates with
six points.
On Monday, the Lady Pirates fell to Episcopal

HOOPS Continued on 2B


PIRATES VS. HORNETS


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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Fernandina Beach High School girls soccer team hosted the Yulee Lady Hornets Thursday. The home team won 8-0 early in the sec-
ond half. Lauren Moule, left, Hope Swan, Sheila Sipes, Joanna Pagel, Rachel Gillespie, Mariah Vos, Michelle Duprey and Sarah Head all
scored for the Lady Pirates. Liba Buchanan had a pair of assists and FBHS got one apiece from Mariah Vos, Moule, Emma Feakes and
Tara Whitaker, right. Also pictured is Ginny Vos, center. The Lady Pirates improved to 12-6-2 with a 4-0 shutout at Trinity Christian
Saturday. Gillespie, Jennifer Stelmach, Moule and Buchanan scored and Savannah Young and Meghan Smith had the assists. The Lady
Pirates hosted West Nassau Tuesday, senior night for the Lady Pirates. They host Episcopal Thursday, the regular season finale before the
district tournament Jan. 20-23 at Bolles.


PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Fernandina Beach Middle School's girls and boys basketball teams hosted
Yulee Friday and host all the county teams through Thursday, the final day of
the county tournament. Left, Yulee's Derrick Henry wins the battle for a
rebound with FBMS's Cole Willis. Center, Greg Basnight with a layup for the
FBMS Pirates. Right, the girls fight for a rebound.


Grapplers


win over


Senators

BETH JONES
News Leader
The Pirate wrestlers opened 2009
with a win Jan. 7. Fernandina defeat-
ed host Fletcher 50-25.
"The highlight was the effort of
our captains (Ian Muir and Donnie
Moore)," said Mark Durr, wrestling
coach at Fernandina Beach High
School. "They were matched up with
Fletcher's two best wrestlers and they
came through. We all thought it was
Ian's best match of the year.
"This was Donnie's first match
after an injury, but he showed no signs
of having lost any of his skills or tough-
ness. Donnie epitomizes the attitude
we want all of our guys to have on the
mat.
" i 'ixa I -an especially satisfying
victory because of how Fletcher real-
ly kind of took it to us last year. We of
course used that memory as motiva-
tion in preparation of this match."
Muir defeated Fletcher's Fong in a
9-6 decision. Moore pinned Harris in
5:28.
Mason Park, 112 pounds, pinned
Flores in 58 seconds. John Morrissey
(125) pinned Wilkening in 2:43.
Garrett Sharpe (130) pinned Cote in
4:28. Tyler York pinned Anderson with
12 seconds left in the first period.
Jordan Tudor (140) pinned Harpster
in 2:15. At 152, Sean Watkins pinned
Billman in 4:52.
Lilly McCloskey (103) picked up a
Pirate win by forfeit.
Beau Baxter (119) lost to Chinloy
18-8. Pit LeBrun (145) lost by pin in
4:50 to Richie. Trevor Smith (171) lost
by pin with 1:44 left in the first period.
Matt Roberts (215) lost to Tillis 16-12.
Conner Lawrence (285) lost by pin in
2:15 to Penalba.
"Both Donnie and Ian carried their
momentum into the Clay tournament
this weekend," Durr said. "Donnie
took second place in the most difficult
tournament we will be in this year
until the state tournament."
Muir also medaled, taking sixth
place in his weight class.
FBHS finished 12th of 27 schools,
"which we were happy with, but we
were more impressed with how well
we wrestled, especially on the second
day of the tournament," Durr said.
The Pirate grapplers host First
Coast High School on Thursday and
Sandalwood and Episcopal Jan. 21.
The latter will be senior night for the
Pirate grapplers.


Memo to Gator fans: Flaunt it while you got it


The University of Florida's
capturing of a second BCS
national championship in
three years has to feel sur-
real to fans who have lived and died
with their football team since before
former head coach Steve Spurrier
made them relevant on a national
level. Those fans, as well as the
newer breed who have been bred on
numerous championships, need to
stop and smell the roses. Because,
as the grammatically incorrect say-
ing goes, "It don't get no better than
this."
Prior to 1990, a 6-5 season and a
Freedom Bowl invitation made for
some giddy Gators who hadn't a
clue that former Alabama coach
Bear Bryant doubled as a prophet
when he called Florida "a sleeping
giant."
Eighteen years, eight SEC cham-
pionships and three national titles
later, current head coach Urban
Meyer continues to feed the giant
that was awakened by the 01' Ball
Coach and is threatening to create a
dynasty to mirror Florida's west
coast counterpart, USC. Meyer has
given no indication that he plans to


slow down on the
recruiting trail,
- which bodes well
for Florida's
chances to remain
a big-time player in
the title hunt for
the foreseeable
future. Florida's
coach anticipates
the day when he
SPORTS has five star
recruits backing up
TaLK five star recruits at
every position and
JOHN L. he beats the high
CRAWFORD school halls hard
enough to realize
that dream.
As bright as the future seems,
however, Gator fans should take a
mental snapshot of this Florida pro-
gram and file it under, 'The Good
01' Days," because that trip to
Miami Gardens last week might
someday return full circle to a red-
eye to Shreveport and the
Independence Bowl. Not saying it
will, especially under Meyer's watch,
but it could.
Those who don't think so need


not look beyond the SEC East to
find a Tennessee team that, outside
of what appears now to be a fluke
SEC East championship in 2007, has
been pretty ordinary. And if that's
not convincing enough, ask an FSU
fan who held 'Nole allegiance before
2000 if he or she ever envisioned a
relationship with mediocrity for the
better part of eight years after such
a dominating run in the 1990s.
All I'm saying is, Florida fans
should bask in the limelight of the
Gators' current run, because you
never know when your team's last
national championship might indeed
be its last national championship, if
you get my drift. When you feel the
need to be humble about Florida's
accomplishments, Gator fans, type
the term "Roady's Humanitarian
Bowl" into Google and take a gander
at that hideous blue field in Boise.
Then put on your 2008 national
championship shirt, your 2008 SEC
championship hat, slide your bever-
age into that 2006 national champi-
onship koozie, grab your car keys
held together by your trusty 2006
SEC championship key chain, head
to the backyard barbecue being


I THE SUN
15 OiANGE...
...THE KY
15 LUE...


...THE NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSI 15
CRYSTAL CLEAff.


hosted by your Dawg friend and
dare him or anyone else to dispute
the greatness of the Gators.
As another old (and grammatical-
ly flawed) saying goes, "You got to
flaunt it while you got it." Well, Gator
fans, your team's on a better roll
than any program in the country.
Now get out there and remind the


rest of the college football world,
whose fans are undoubtedly trying
very hard to forget about the Florida
Gators, where two of the last three
crystal balls reside.

John L. Crawford's column
appears Wednesdays. E-mail him at
jlcrawford727@aol.com.







WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14,2009 SPORTS News-Leader


PIRATE SOCCER


PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Fernandina Beach High School boys soccer team honored its seniors Thursday
night at Pirate Field. They are, from left, Jared DeStefano, Max Shaw, Kinsey
Langshaw, Brian Valdes, Drew Deangelo, Maxx Mclnerney, Nick Misiaszek, William
Hunt, Jacob Cavender and Stephen Ardis. Below, the entire Pirate soccer team
includes, front row from left, Nathan Shiver, Adam Buechler, Kinsey Langshaw, Jason
Olbina, Chris Head, Jazz Tomasetti, Mason Suhr, Connor Nelson, Davis Haney, Chris
Castro; back row, Coach Dan Snyder, Landon Kovalick, Jared DeStefano, Max Shaw,
Brian Valdes, Maxx Mclnerney, William Hunt, Nick Misiaszek, Jacob Cavender,
Stephen Ardis, Drew Deangelo, Robbie Phillips, Ian Paul, Coach Joshua Dunn. The
Pirates hosted the Yulee Hornets and won 11-0 in the first half.


Uoyd, She]

Conducted by the Hurri-
cane Junior Golf Tour, the
JWU Series at Ponte Vedra
Inn & Club Lagoon Course is
a 36-hole stroke play event.
The final round saw fierce
winds and cool temperatures
making it quite a challenge
for the field on Sunday.
Bryan Lloyd of Fernandina
Beach captured the overall
boys title by carding a three-
under-par 67 in the final
round. Lloyd made eight
birdies on the day, six of
which came in a row during
the middle of his round.
Lloyd's two-day total of 143


lly ove


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of St. Augustine,
final round of 71.
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Lloyd played two
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First-round leader Joshua Lee
= f of Orange Park fell to third
place after carding 75 in the
( final round and a tournament
total of 145.
Jacqueline Shelly of
Fernandina Beach claimed
the overall girls title by card-
Shelly ing a final round 77 and a
tournament total 153. Shelly
was able to hold off fellow
seph Stewart playing competitor Irene Jung
who posted a of Jacksonville. Jung carded
75 in the final round for a two-
ayoff hole, day total of 156, giving her
magnificent second place.
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HOOPSContinuedfrom Ebony Peterson led the Lady Pirates with 11
S Continued from B points. Shealso had eight rebounds as did
53-34 at home. Lindsey Young. Sarah Parker scored eight points.
"Down the entire game, the Lady Pirates bat- She and Symone Mitchell had four rebounds
tled back to within 11 with 3:46 left in the game, apiece.
but could not find the offense to sustain the The Lady Pirates (3-8) travel to West Nassau
comeback," Landtroop said. 'These girls never Thursday and host Bolles Friday for the final
quit and kept playing till the buzzer and I am very home game of the season. They play at Trinity
proud to coach this group of girls." Jan. 22 and at Yulee Jan. 23.




Rhinos, Reds play Saturday at UNF


World Champions Leeds
Rhinos are back in the U.S.
for their preseason training
camp and will take on Super
League newcomers Salford
City Reds in the Champions
Stampede 2009 Challenge
match Saturday on the cam-
pus of the University of North
Florida in Jacksonville.
The Rhinos, who played
Australian outfit South Syd-
ney Rabbitohs at UNF's
Hodges Stadium in Jackson-
ville last year, 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 Jackson-
ville Axemen's website,
www.jaxaxe.com. Children 10


and under will be admitted
free. Tickets may also be pur-
chased at Bad Ass Coffee,
11925 Beach Blvd.; Walk-
about Cafe on Atlantic Boule-
vard at Hodges Boulevard;
and Time Out Sports Grill,
13799 Beach Blvd. in Jackson-
ville (cash or check only).
A media press conference
will be held Friday 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 from 5-8
p.m. 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.


Parking is in Lot 18 at the
north end of the UNF cam-
pus. Gates open at 1 p.m. with
the Jack Del Rio Football vs.
Rugby Challenge starting at 2
p.m. and kickoff for the game
at 2:30 p.m. ATMs will to
operating on site; all game
day transactions are cash
only.
There will be live enter-
tainment. The Jacksonville
Axe Maiden cheerleaders will
be selling $1 raffle tickets
throughout the crowd to raise
money for the Jack Del Rio
Foundation, The USO and
Dream Come True.
Prizes include an
American glag that was flown
over an Afghanistan Marine
base Sept. 11, a signed Greg
Norman golf hat, an auto-
graphed Jaguar Maurice
Jones-Drew jersey, $100 din-
ner gift certificates, jerseys
from both teams and many
other prizes.


2009 SCHEDULES


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
JJan 16 at Yulee 6/730
Jan 20 at Trinity 6/730
Jan 23 EPISCOPAL' 6/730
Jan 24 at Hilliard 6/730
Jan 27 BOLLES 6/7 30
Jan 30-31 JOHNNYT SMITH (county)
Feb 9-14 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TBA
'District 4-3Agames to determine seeding
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Jan 15 TRINITY CHRISTIAN 6/730
Jan 16 FERNANDINABEACH 6/7 30
Jan 20 BOLLES 6/730
Jan 23 at West Nassau 6/7 30
Jan 30-31 Johnny T Smith (FBHS)
Feb 3 TRINITY CATHOLIC 530/7
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
Jan 16 at Bishop Snyder 600
Jan 21 BOLLES 600
Jan 23 FERNANDINABEACH 600
Jan 27 HILLIARD 600


Jan 30- Distnct TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Jan 15 FIRST COAST 600
Jan 21 SANDALWOOD 500
Jan 23-24 Terry Parker JVdual 300
Feb 7 Distnct 3-1A TBA
Feb 13-16 Region 1-1Aat Starke TBA
Feb 19-21 State at Lakeland 1000
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
Jan 15 at West Nassau 600
Jan 16 BOLLES 600
Jan 22 TRINITY 600
Jan 23 at Yulee 600
Jan 24 at Hilliard 600
Jan 27 at Baker County 6 00
Feb 2-7 Distnct 4-3A at Baldwn TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
Jan 16 MIDDLEBURG 530/720
Jan 20 at Ridgeview 5 30/7 20
Jan 22 at Wolfson 5 30/7 20


Jan 26-30 District at Episcopal TBA
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
Jan 15 at West Nassau 530
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
Jan 15 at West Nassau 730
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
Jan 15 EPISCOPAL 600
Jan 20-23 District at Bolles TBA


YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Jan 15 at Femandina
Jan 17 County at FBMS
Note Girls play first except Jan 15


2/345


FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Jan 15 COUNTYCHAMP 5/615
Jan 20 Conference semifinal
Jan 22 Conference finals


Training for Gate River Run
Runners and walkers of all ages and abili-
ties are invited to train for the Gate River Run
at 8 a.m. Saturday through March 7 at the
Amelia Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416
Lynndale Road. There will be a 30-minute talk
on fitness and training, followed by runs or
walks of increasing distance. Call 261-0698 or
visit felixortho.com forinformation.

Pirates on the Run
Registration is now open for the 2009
Pirates on the Run 5K/10K and children's
runs Feb. 21. This year's race will feature a
new headquarters, at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church in downtown Fernandina Beach; a
new route, including a cross-country segment
through the Egans Creek Greenway; and a
free pancake breakfast for all registered run-
ners ($5 for non-runners). The race will also
feature Champion Chip timing, Fernandina
Pirates Club members along the race route,
door prizes at the post-race awards ceremony
and long-sleeve T-shirts for the first 400 regis-
tered runners.
Fees for the 5K/1 OK will be $20 through
Feb. 15 or $15 for members of the local run-
ning club, Amelia Island Runners. From Feb.
16 through race day, registration will be $25
for everyone. There will also be half-mile and
one-mile fun runs for children 10 and younger,
with a $10 registration. Walkers are also wel-
come to sign up for the 5K event.
Registration forms are available at various
locations, including Nassau Health Foods on
T.J. Courson Road, the YMCA on Citrona
Drive and Club 14 Fitness on South 14th
Street. Forms can also be downloaded from
AmelialslandRunners.com, where online reg-
istration is also available. For information, visit
the website or call (904) 624-0027.

Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League will hold sign-ups
for baseball and softball for the 2009 season
from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17, 24 and 31. Fee
is $40 for the first child with an additional $10
for siblings. Call President Wayne Peterson at
753-1663 or e-mail him at pete2305@bell-
south.net. Coaches, managers, board mem-
bers and volunteers are sought.

Yulee Ltde League sign-ups
Yulee Little League registration is from 10
a.m. to noon Jan. 17 and 24, from 4:30-6:30
p.m Jan. 26-29. Tryouts will be Jan. 30-31.
Fee is $75 per child; siblings are additional
$50 each. Birth certificate and proof of resi-
dency required.
Umpires clinic is from 10 a.m. to noon Feb.
14 and 21. Manager/coaches meeting is at
6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Opening day is March 7.

Soccer registration
Amelia Island Youth Soccer online regis-
tration is open for the spring season. Visit
www.aiysoccer.org. Register in person from 9-
11 a.m. Jan. 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.

Babe Ruth registration
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
registration for the spring season for baseball
and softball. Register players online at
www.leaguelineupifernandina or at the ball-
park. Fees are $90 ($95) if registered through
Jan. 17; and $105 ($110) from Jan. 18 until
teams are full.
Register in person from 9 a.m. to noon
Jan. 17. The ballpark is located at 1001
Beech St. in Fernandina Beach.

Shriners football game
The 20th annual Florida Shrine Bowl
Football Game to benefit 22 Shrine-owned
Orthopedic and Burn Hospitals for kids 18
years old and younger takes place at 2 p.m.
Jan. 17 at Mandarin High School, 3841
Greenland Drive in Jacksonville. Eighty all-
star athletes from high schools in 10 Florida
counties compete.
Tickets are available at the Morocco
Shrine, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road, or by call-
ing (904) 642-5200, ext 13. Advance tickets
are $7.50 and tickets at the gate are $8, $3
for students.

Pro wrestling Jan.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.

Old Timers gear up
Practices for the annual Old Timers foot-
ball game are under way at at the Ybor
Alvarez fields on Bailey Road in Fernandina
Beach. Call president David Tate at 753-4804
for information.


Opening day for softball 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 par-
ent/child sack races. First-, second- and third-
place ribbons will be awarded.
Everyone is invited and admission is free.
Families are encouraged to bring picnic


lunches. The Lighthouse 89.3 FM will be on
hand playing music and welcoming guests.
For information, call League Commissioner
Ernie Stuckey at 261-6083.

RegisteredshootJan.17
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, will host a NSCA registered
shoot Jan. 17 with two flights. The first flight is
at 9 a.m. and the second one is at 1 p.m. Call
753-4619 for information.

First Coast Fire tryouts
First Coast Fire girls fast pitch softball try-
outs are from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 18 at Yulee High
School. E-mail wdenter@bellsouth.net.

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

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.

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

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

Yoga classes
* Y Yoga, 961687-201 E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
* 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.Per
sonalBestSports.net or call Deborah Dunham,
(904) 624-0027.
* Island Rejuvacations offers yoga and
lunch at Nassau Health Foods, 833 T.J.
Courson Road. Call 277-3158.

Zumbaclasses
* 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.

Fitness programs
* OutFIT outdoor fitness and conditioning
program for men and women of all levels to
get in better shape with whole body exercise
regimens that develop upper and lower body
strength, endurance, core strength, speed
and agility includes daily workouts, nutritional
guidance, fitness education. Classes are
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45
a.m. or 9 a.m. Visit www.PersonalBestSports.
net or call 624-0027.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee, offers step and sculpt, strength train-
ing and abs, body sculpt and step aerobics.
Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also offered. Call
699-5408 or e-mail reedntoni@aol.com.
* Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
offers nutritional counseling, personal training,
group fitness and cycling, strength training
and cardio, childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas. Visit www.club14fitness.com.
* The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org.
Programs are also offered in Yulee (call 225-
2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).
* Amelia Island Personal Fitness, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, is a personal training studio dedi-
cated to promoting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and nutrition,
focusing on preventing diabetes, cancer and
heart disease and also working with clients
who may have sustained injuries or have had
joint replacements. Call 261-0698 for informa-
tion. The studio is open six days a week.

Ice, sportsplex open
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
information.


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Swenson claims



Wednesday blitz


The first full week of the
New Year was a bit breezy,
especially on Wednesday, for
the 58 players who came out
to participate in the blitz. It
was one of those days when
the minuses far exceeded the
pluses with Lind Swenson tak-
ing individual honors with an
82 and plus 7 points.
Larry Brauda (79) finished
second at plus 4. There was a
three-way tie for third place at
plus 3 between Sam DuBose
(91), Larry Griner (95) and
Bob Riley (83).
Teamwise it was also one
of the lowest winning totals
with only one team ending up
in the plus column. DuBose
(plus 3), Sammy Alvarez (80,
plus 2), Tom Roberts (79,
plus 2) went from plus 7 to
plus 2 when Tim Goodrich
(88) came in minus 5 but
managed to win first place.
Griner (plus 3) got a bit of
help from Larry Hutchison
(88, plus 1) as Allen
Elefterion (84) also came in
minus 5 and Larry Luett (84,
minus 1) as the team finished
second at minus 2.
To reflect how poor the
scores for the day, there was
a three-way tie for third and
fourth places at minus 5. The
teams involved were Brauda
(plus 4), Larry Gallo (92,
minus 4), Ron Dandurand
(88, minus 2), Tommy Shave
(79, minus 3); Stan Miller (91,
plus 1), Mike Dowling (91,
plus 1), John Bray (86, minus
2), another minus 5 winner,
Mickey Rushton (88); and Al
Jump (92, plus 2), Tony
Janzyna (88, even), Dennis
Sassenger (89, minus 2) and
yet another minus 5 winner,
Hydie Peterson (86).
It was a bit cooler and,
more importantly, less windy,
on Friday for the 68 players
taking part in the blitz as they
played the north and west
courses. Larry Griner had a
good week as he shot his
best-ever round of 83 and plus
11 points to take individual
honors. There was a tie for
second and third at plus 8
between Bill Abee (83) and
Ron Dandurand (83).
The team scores reflected
the improved weather and
playing the north course as
two teams tied for first place
at plus 15. The teams involved
were Hydie Peterson (76,
plus 7), Jim Greenwood (83,
plus 6), Al Jump (90, plus 3),
Jim Roberts (76, minus 1) and
Dennis Sassenger (82, plus
6), Jerry Dean (74, plus 5),
Ron Therriault (86, plus 5),
Jerry Hudgens (103, minus
1).
Led by Griner's plus 11
and Jim Raffone (88, plus 2),
the team that included Jim
Edwards (86, minus 1) and
Bill Larrabee (94, minus 2)
came in third at plus 10.
Abee's plus 8 enabled his
team of Rudy Campanale (95,
plus 1), Tommy Purvis (87,
plus 1) to be just enough plus
to offset the minus 6 of Ed
Lewis (96) as the team fin-
ished at plus 4, edging out a
number of teams that had fin-
ished at plus 3.
There was no Saturday
Breakfast Mixer as the 40 top
winners of the past year par-
ticipated in a shootout.

Shootout
Scheduled as a shutout
between the top 40 winners of


GOLF NEWS

2008, 28 of the eligible play-
ers took part. There was a
morning round of 18 holes
played by all 28, in which the
top 20 scorers qualified for
the afternoon shootout. The
20 players were divided into
groups of 10 with the top four
finishers in each group quali-
fying to take part in a final
shootout.
Sammy Alvarez emerged
as the top winner with Jim
Roberts the runner-up. The
side winners from the first
shootout of 10 players were
Frank Finocchio and Dave
Bandelin. The runners-up in
each group were Jack Croake
and Jerry Dean.
Members of the Fernan-
dina Beach Men's Golf
Association should check
with the pro shop about the
upcoming Step Aside tourna-
ment to be held Saturday.

Ladies mixer
The Fernandina Beach
Women's Golf Association
members played a mixer Jan.
6 with a game of 3, 2, 1. Forty-
eight ladies played on a fairly
mild day for the first event of
the New Year.
The first place team
included Carol Molumphy,
Nancy Speck, Terri Wright
and Emily Baker with a score
of 107. Second-place team
included Linda Scott, Barbara
Lauerman, Phyllis Lay and
Glenda Babin with 113. On
the third place team were
Demi Milo, Javene Lamb,
Helen Hirsch and Sue
Simpson at 114. The fourth-
place winners were Mary
Ansley, Jean Taylor, Kathleen
Hilmer and Kathy Datelle
with a score of 116.

Council on Aging event
The Council on Aging of
Nassau County's third annual
"Drive One for COA" Golf
Tournament is Feb. 16
(President's Day) at the
North Hampton Golf Course.
Fee is $100 and includes
golf, cart and cookout dinner.
All proceeds benefit the COA
transportation program's
efforts to purchase new fans.
Hole and tee sponsorships
are $100. Mulligans will be
sold for $5 each. There will be
door prizes, raffle items and a
wine tasting.
For information call Susan
Parry at 261-0701, ext. 117.

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.


The following is the clinic
schedule through Feb. 4:
NCHE clinics continue
Monday from 3-5 p.m. and
and Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m.;
the afterschool program con-
tinues with clinics from 4-5
p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursdays at the Yulee
Sports Complex. Private les-
sons and clinics are available
by calling Vishnu Maharaj at
524-0243.
On Jan. 31 there will be a
two-hour junior clinic with
drills and game strategy at
Amelia National. Cost is $10
per person. Deadline to sign
up is Jan. 30 at 5 p.m.
Congratulations to the
members of the new Kraft
Tennis Club. Their ribbon-
cutting and grand opening
were held Sunday. For mem-
bership information, contact
Frances Blancett 491-8744.
Learn to play tennis. The
Yulee Tennis Foundation Inc.
serves all of Nassau County
to promote the sport.
Information regarding les-
sons, clinics, etc. are available
by visiting www.yuleetennis-


foundation.com or contact
directors of tennis for Nassau
County Vishnu and Michele
Maharaj at 524-0243 or 548-
1472.
Register your school for
the 2009 year to participate in
USTA Florida School Tennis.
Visit www.ustaflori-
daschools.com. The school
district may register as a
whole.
Donations of new or used
tennis equipment and balls
are accepted at Dave Turner
Plumbing.If you or your child
need a racket to start to play
tennis contact the Yulee
Tennis Foundation.
Anyone with tennis infor-
mation they would like to
share with Nassau County,
contact Judi Turner at daveju-
di@bellsouth.net.
The Yulee Tennis
Foundation Inc. is the
Community Tennis
Association of Nassau County
in Region 2 of the Florida
Section of the United States
Tennis Association. Its mis-
sion is to promote the sport
of tennis.


Should you be taking a divot?


n almost every golf school I teach,
people ask if they should be taking
divots with their irons. They see
the pros on TV taking quite a bit of
turf on their iron shots and they seem to
never hit the ground. First, let's look at
the impact of an iron shot.
Irons are shorter in length, so the
plane is slightly steeper, which should
cause some contact with the ground.
When the club is swung at a reasonable
speed, the club shaft flexes downward
towards the ground because of centrifu-
gal force. If the club face is working
through impact correctly (from open to
closed), this causes a slight digging
effect.
So, the more correctly a golfer
swings, the more likely they will take a
divot when they swing.


However, most of
us have some errors in
our swings and this
prevents us from hit-
ting turf.
If the club is work-
ing from a shut-face
position to a wide-open
position through
impact, this twisting
QUICK open through impact
shallows the angle and
GOLF will affect the angle
enough that divots are
TIPS hard to take. The club
ED BOWE will glide through
impact, not dig.
. . Golfers who swing
on a flatter plane will usually pick the
ball clean off the turf and, if they do hit


the ground, it is generally behind the
ball (fat). This player loves the ball
when it's on the tee. Not when it's on
the ground.
Yes, you should be taking divots. The
better your technique is with your
swing, the club will impact the ground
right after you impact the ball. The divot
should be shallow, not deep. It will start
just in front of the ball and the divot will
be in the direction of the arc of the
swing (slightly left for right-handed
golfers). The longer shafted clubs, long
irons and the woods are not designed to
hit down but to sweep the ball.
Here's to hitting shots where the
club contacts the ball, then the turf, tak-
ing a shallow divot.
Ed Bowe is director of instruction for
the Amelia Island Plantation Golf School.


Savannah cyclists stop, pedal through Amelia Island


A group of Savannah cyclists touring
through Northeast Florida could make
Jacksonville the lead city of Florida recre-
ational trails.
They're focusing hopes on some 20
coastal Georgians, who for four days start-
ing Thursday, will cycle regional trails
while also learning the politics of how
trails get built and don't. They're led by the
Savannah-based Coastal Georgia Green-
way, a group that wants to build a trails sys-
tem back home.
But the group's tour of regional trails
- the Savannah-Northeast Florida
Workshop on Wheels - will also focus
local attention on the regional network of
trails forming around Jacksonville. Leaders
view SNF-WOW as a wake-up to trails for
everything from recreation, tourism and
alternative transportation to safe routes
to school and for recruiting young urban
professionals.
The Savannah group includes educa-


tors, elected officials, land developers,
lawyers and others.
They'll begin their tour today in St.
Marys, Ga., then cross Thursday morning
on the Cumberland Sound Ferry before
cycling trails along Amelia Island Parkway,
through Amelia Island Plantation and Little
Talbot Island State Park, through down-
town Jacksonville along the North Bank
Riverwalk and S-Line Trail, along the
Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail, Clay County's
Black Creek Trail and along the wide side-
path through Ponte Vedra Beach.
"The group represents the kind of peo-
ple touring by bicycle today," says David
Strickland, chair of the SNF-WOW host
committee.
"They ride top-notch bikes and stay in
first class accommodations. As tourism
turns increasingly 'green', these people
visiting Jacksonville will help motivate us
to develop trails more quickly and that
will benefit both the residents and busi-


nesses of Northeast Florida."
Visit Jacksonville joined counterpart
agencies in Nassau and St. Johns counties
and, together with Visit Florida and the
East Coast Greenway Alliance, published
the first guide to the East Coast Greenway
in Florida.
Trails the group will ride are part of
three long systems that range from a 150-
mile loop forming from Baldwin to
Keystone Heights, Palatka, St. Augustine,
Mayport and back to downtown
Jacksonville; a combined greenway-blue-
way the 310-mile length of the St. Johns
River that's a project of the St. Johns River
Alliance, and the 3,000-mile ECG now 21
percent paved and off-road between Calais,
Maine, and Key West.
After its first night in St. Marys B&Bs,
the touring group will overnight at the
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront,
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, and at Amelia
Island Plantation.


RUNNING EVENTS


* The North Florida Chapter of the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society will
add a new fundraiser to its roster of
events beginning in 2009. The MS Mud
Run Jacksonville will be held Feb. 28,
marking the first time an event of this
type will be held in Northeast Florida.
The run is a 10K, boot camp-style
obstacle course race, with most of the
obstacles surrounded by (or consisting
entirely of) mud. Individuals, teams of
two and teams of five will compete for
prizes.
The MS Mud Run Jacksonville will be
held on a parcel of open property at
Cecil Commerce Center from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. Feb. 28. Food and beverage ven-
dors will be available and entertainment
is planned throughout the day to provide
a festival atmosphere for the event. A
registration website is available at
www.mudrunjax.com.
Registration fees are $40 per person


and each participant will agree to raise a
minimum of $100 for NMSS-NFL.
Volunteer opportunities and event
sponsorships are available for individu-
als and companies. Call (904) 332-6810
or visit www.nationalmssociety.org/FLN.
* Several hundred runners are
expected to race through Key West's
historic Old Town and waterfront areas
Jan. 25 during the annual Key West Half
Marathon. Set to begin at 7 a.m., the
sporting challenge takes place on a flat,
fast 13.1-mile half-marathon course in
the scenic island city.
A registration booth will be set up
from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 24 at Lands End
Marina at the foot of Margaret Street.
Race packets may be picked up then.
The registration booth also will be open
on race day starting at 6 a.m.
Events surrounding the race include
a Saturday night pasta party and a pres-
entation by renowned distance runner


Lynn Jennings. Jennings is a 1992
Olympic bronze medal winner, three-
time world cross-country champion and
holder of 39 national titles in track, road
and cross-country running.
An awards ceremony with entertain-
ment follows Sunday's half marathon.
Awards go to the first- through third-
place male and female finishers in cate-
gories ranging from age 14 and under to
age 75 and over. First-place overall
awards go to the top male and female,
first and second masters awards and
awards in the race's military division.
The entry fee is $45 per person ($50
per person on race day). The first 700
entrants receive a race T-shirt designed
by a local artist. Proceeds benefit the
Key West High School track program.
For information and special racers'
accommodation rates, call event coordi-
nator Barbara Wright at (305) 296-7182
or e-mail bwpromo2@bellsouth.net.


Pro Golf Weekly Update

Jan. 15 - 18, 2009

This. Week Hawaii attracts -44 of the-woli st fifthe PGA Tour
Sony Open in Hawaii " Each January the Sony Open in Australia's Geoff Ogilvy ' Tournament Results
Defendin: K.J. Choi Hawaii attracts 144 of the world's clinched his fifth PGA Tour title 1st: Geoff Ogilvy
DefendinTotal Pur: $5400000 greatest golf professionals to the with a final round 5-under par Purse: $1,120,000
Totalrds: 5,406 0 Waialae Country Club on the at the season-opening T-2nd: Anthony Kir &Davis Lovelll
Yards 7060 island of Oahu. In the 1983 Sony .. Mercedes-Benz Championship Purse: $523,500
Par: 70 Open, Isao Aoki became Japan's at the Kapalua Resort in 4th: Sean O'Hair
first winner on the PGA Tour. He holed out a wedge shot on the 72nd hole Hawaii. "I've been traditional- Purse: $312,000
to beat Jack Renner by a stroke. In 2007, at the age of 16 years and 4 ly a horrible starter on the west coast and last year I missed my
days, amateur Tadd Fujikawa became the second youngest player ever to first three cuts," said Ogilvy. "So to win the first week is really,
make a 36-hole cut in an official PGA Tour event. His achievement was really nice and it gives me a great feeling for the rest of the year."
highlighted by a 15-foot eagle putt on his 36th hole, Waialae's 551-yard Ogilvy finished six shots ahead of Davis Love III (67) and Anthony Kim, who
par-5 18th. Last year's winner, K.J. Choi, held off a surging Rory Sabbatini eagled the last hole for a matching 67. Sean O'Hair fired a flawless 65, the
on Sunday to claim his seventh PGA Tour win. lowest score of the day, to secure fourth place at 17-under.


Geoff Ogilvy Some high-handicap golfers don't Event: Sony Open in Hawaii
Birthdate: June 11, break 100 because they are weak DayTime Network
Birthdate: June 11,1977 on their short game. A good place Thursday, 1/15 6:30pm-10:30pm GOLF
Birthplace: Australia to practice this short game is to Friday, 1/16 6:30pm-10:30pm GOLF
Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz. play a testy Par 3 course. Here Saturday, 1/17 6:30pm-10:30pm GOLF
Turned Professional: 1998 you will use mostly your #7, #8, #9 Sunday, 1/18 6:30pm-10:00pm GOLF
World Ranking: 6th I and wedges. A round or two each
2009 Earnings: $1,120,000 week on this format will surely sharpen your skill - o o "C po
Career PGA Tour Wins: 5 with short irons. Concentrate on the club selec- Through Jan. 11, 2009
Gof_ riiation and learn when to pitch and when to chip. Rank & PlaPoints
Good shots here make easier putts and better Rank Player Points
What golfer's worst finish at the British Open from scores. Set-up properly in comfort. Watch as the 1) Geoff Ogilvy 500.00
1966 to 1980 was sixth? ball comes off the clubface, down the line to the T-2) Anthony Kim 245.00
a) Aold Palmer c) Jack Nicklaus pin. Think pin. It works better than thinking water T-2) Davis Love III 245.00
a) Arnold Palmer c) JackNicklaus or bush. A little quick hint: Always tee up on a par 4) Sean O'Hair 135.00
b)Greg Norman d) Ben Hogan three. This allows you to strike the ball safely 5)Justin Leonard 110.00
avoiding all-too-common thin hits. Think positive. T-6) Ernie Els 88.75
Answer: c) Jack Nicklaus If you think you can, you will. T-6) Zach Johnson 88.75


The 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale, the PGA Tour's loudest and most enthusiastic golf - Jan. 17. 1995 - The Golf Channel debuted
hole, will also become the Tour's first-ever true Stadium Golf Hole when the 2009 FBR ' on cable television to a limited audience of
Open tees off Jan. 26th - Feb. 1st. Tournament hosts The Thunderbirds have added close , roughly three million subscribers. One of the
to 3,000 new general admission bleacher seats behind and to the right of the green on the - first features of the network was an hour-
162-yard, par 3. The hole is now fully enclosed by bleachers and skyboxes and has capacity for long call-in program with network co-founder
between 15,000 to 20,000 golf fans. In addition to the new bleacher seating (also known as tip- Arnold Palmer. The headquarters and studio
up seats) a new tunnel has been added underneath the new seats from the 16th green to the 17th tee for the is located in Orlando, Florida. It is now avail-
PGATour professionals to walk through. The 16th holefan experience will also be enhanced with a video board able in the United States, Canada and a few
display that has been added to the west side of the hole. The 51 ft. x 19 ft. video display will be located behind nations in Asia through cable, satellite, and
the tee box and will give fans an up-close view of all of the action regardless of where they're seated. wireless transmissions.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009/NEWS-LEADER


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PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
The fertile ocean waters off the St. Marys inlet harbor an excellent red snapper fishery. Polly Williams, right, landed
this 20-inch legal red snapper. Only a handful of years past, catching a red snapper like this one was almost impos-
sible. However, current regulations have improved stocks of red and vermilion snapper. Deep jigging with a bucktail
tipped with squid produced this St. Marys grouper for Keith Williams, left. Rhonda Guilliory, center, landed this
huge gag grouper during a recent bottom-fishing trip to FA fish haven. Grouper catches have been improving during
recent years at the St. Marys inlet for both recreational and charter fishing boats.


Council proposes new


A stranglehold on recreation-
f al fishermen was tightened
recently when the South
Atlantic Fishery Council
approved Amendment 16 in
September. Amendment 16 included
a complete closure for gag, black
and red grouper and red and vermil-
ion snapper for both commercial and
recreational fishermen from January
through April.
The noose loosened slightly
when angry recreational and the
entire charter boat industry unani-
mously protested Amendment 16,
also in part because the studies that
were made, claiming both grouper
and snapper were dangerously over-
fished, were not accurately taken.
Amendment 16 was tabled for fur-
ther review, resulting in the grouper
and red snapper closures to be
delayed.
The National Marine Fishery
Service is currently seeking public
comment concerning Amendment
16. Comments should be addressed
to www.safmc.com by Feb. 23.
Amendment 16 would include a
four-month closure on all species of


grouper and a five-
month closure of
vermilion snapper.
Reduced bag limits
for recreational
fishermen include
vermilion snapper,
gag, black grouper
and grouper aggre-
gate with modifica-
OUTDOORS tions to gag and
.....- vermilion snapper
TerIyLacoss commercial quotas.
It also includes a
requirement to use venting and de-
hooking tools to increase the sur-
vival percentages when releasing
grouper and snapper.
"We have some of the very best
red snapper fishing in years," Capt.
Rick Ryals said. "Just a few fishing
seasons ago, Northeast Florida bot-
tom fishermen were catching loads
of undersize snapper. Within the
past few years, we are catching big
reds, which is actually the results of
excellent fish management.
"You would not believe the differ-
ence between using light tackle and
fairly heavy tackle when targeting


red snapper. I will c
red snapper with 2(
than I will with 50-
ing tackle. There is
ence in leaders too.
"I would strongly
fluorocarbon leader
lar mono leaders as
get bit a lot more u
bon leader in the 3(
sizes."
Ryals is a North
ter captain and wro
the Florida Sportsm
grouper and snappy
A point could be
average saltwater fi
have a difficult time
red snapper and gr
a lack of required f
Even when the red
grouper fishery is
believe is taking pl;
many deep-sea fish
saltwater species th
catch, like kingfish
of these studies ma
grouper and snappy
were simply not fac
"To be able to co


snapper, grou

*atch far more snapper and grouper, you will need
1-pound tackle some special fishing skills," Capt.
to 80-pound fish- Benny Hendrix of Amelia Island
also a big differ- said. "A lot of saltwater fishermen
are not using the right baits, termi-
y recommend the nal fishing tackle and simply cannot
rs over the regu- find the right bottom structure that
s well. You will keeper-size snapper and grouper
sing a fluorocar- hold on. That's why they catch a lot
0- to 50-pound of the under-sized snapper and
grouper."
east Florida char- During a recent bottom-fishing
)te the book for trip with Greg Peters, their fishing
ian magazine on party easily caught their limit of ver-
er. million snapper, also frequently
made that the called "B-Liners."
fisherman does "We ran to the Brunswick
e in catching both Bottom and found the B-Liners on a
ouper because of great winter bite," Hendrix said.
fishing skills. "Most of the B-Liners weighed to
snapper and three pounds and measured well
at its best, which I over the 12-inch minimum length."
ace right now, Fishermen can keep 10 vermilion
ermen will target snapper per day that must measure
hat are easier to at least 12 inches. Red sapper must
and sea bass. All measure at least 20 inches and there
ade showing both is a two-snapper bag limit per angler.
er are over-fished Black and gag grouper must meas-
ctual. ure at least 24 inches with a two-fish
watch legal-size per day bag limit. Scamp and red


per laws

grouper must measure at least 20
inches with a one-fish per day bag
limit.
With a slow economy, a closure
of both snapper and grouper would
severely impact coastal communities
where restaurants, hotels, resorts,
golf courses, recreational fishermen
and charter fishermen depend on
being able to keep a limited bag
limit of both grouper and snapper.
Economically a better plan would
be to cut back on the commercial
harvest of snapper and grouper and
increase the harvest of snapper and
grouper for recreational and charter
fishermen. This would increase the
activity of recreational and charter
fishing along our coastlines, which
ultimately fills hotel beds, restau-
rants and puts money into the local
communities, particularly the
marine industry, who are the ones
that are currently suffering with the
present lack of sport fishing activi-
ties.
Share your opinion with the
South Atlantic Marine Fishery
Commission by Feb. 23 by visiting
www.samfc.com.


RECREATION ROUNDUP


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (visit city website,
www.fbfl.us) is offering the fol-
lowing 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
Monday, Wednesdays and
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
availability. Fee is $1 for city
residents, $3 non-city.
Students free with ID.
* Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
days. Cost is $3 a day or $25
a month for city residents ($30
non-city). Personal training is
available. Fee is $30 per ses-
sion, $75 per week (three ses-
sions) or $200 a month (two


sessions per week for four
weeks). Monthly packages
come with dietary analysis
and food program. Call Jay at
277-7364 for a free introduc-
tory appointment.
* Swim/snorkel with mana-
tees in Crystal River Feb. 21.
Ages 10 and up. Fee is $60
and includes Manatee Experi-
ence, transportation and snor-
keling gear, if needed. Tenta-
tive 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 compression soft-
balls and have matching uni-
form shirts. Team fee is $110


and due Jan. 19. First-place
team wins T-shirts and half-
price spring team fee ($200).
Runner-up prize will also be
awarded. Register at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Contact Jason at 277-
7256 or jbrown@fbfl.org.
* Register for the adult win-
ter basketball league through
Feb. 6 at the Atlantic Center.
Team fee is $350 and due
Feb. 6. Captain's meeting
Feb. 11 at Peck 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
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class for city
residents, $3 non-city.
* Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with instruc-
tor Jerry Williamson are from
3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday at the Atlantic
Recreation Center. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents ($45


for non-city). Register at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center.
* Fitness classes are
Monday and Thursdays from
6-7 p.m. at Peck Gym. It is a
full body workout, involving
free weights, cardio, stretch-
ing and abdominal 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 fit-
ness belts required) is Mon-
days, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month for city
residents and $55 per month
for non-city residents for one
class per day; $60 for city res-
idents and $70 non-city resi-
dents for two classes; or $5
for one class or $10 for two.
* Private swim lessons, 30
minutes per session, are
available for $20 for city resi-
dents, $25 for non-city resi-
dents. Four-session package


costs $60 for city residents,
$70 for non-city residents.
Eight-session package is
$100 for city residents, $115
for non-city residents.
* Lap swim is 6-9 a.m. and
noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the Atlantic
Center. Cost is $2 per day.
* Atlantic Center pool pub-
lic 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 for informa-
tion.
* 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.
* American Red Cross
lifeguaring certification course
will be held in February and
March. Call 277-7350.
* Central Park tennis court
gate keys may be checked
out at 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 fit-
ness instruction, nutritional
counseling and motivational
training by Karlena Barron.
Call (904) 237-0074 or visit
www.AmelialslandBootCamp.
com.
* Annual skate park decals
are available free of charge to
families who qualify for free or
reduced lunch programs or on
a case-by-case basis depend-
ent on income. Visit the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center.


FERNANDINA EEAC 1-� TIDES

TWES, Sun & Moon:)anuar
y
14 - 21, 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.


Bassmastersmeet
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.


OUTDOOR BRIEFS


Sunrise 7:24A Low 4:38A 0.52'
W ed. Moonset 9:48A High 1: SA740'
S/14 Sunset 5:46P Low 5:08P -0.35'
1 / I 4 Moonrise 9:58P High 11:43P 6.90Y

Sunrise 7:23A Low 5:31A 0.09'
ThurS Moonset 10:18A High 12:01P 696'
I / 1 5 Sunset 5:47P Low 5:57P -007
Moonrise I :00OP
Sunrise 7:23A High 12:33A 673'
Fri. Moonset 10:49ALow 6:27A 036'
Sunset 5:48P High 12:47P 6.47
1/16 Moonrise 11:59P Low 5:47P 0.23'

Sat. Sunrise 7:23A High 1:24A 65(0
Moonset 11:19A Low 7:25A 076'
1/17 Sunset 5:48P High 1:33P 6.01'
Last Quarter 9:47P Low 7:39P 0.51I'


Moonrise 12:58A High 2:16A 627
Suln. Sunrise 7:23A Low 8:25A 1.05'
1/ I Moonset II 1:52A High 2:22P 5.63'
Sunset 5:49P Low 8:32P 0.73'
Moonrise 1:56A High 3:13A 610'
M on. Sunrise 7:22A Low 9:24A 122'
1/19 Moonset 12:28P High 3:16P 536'
Sunset 5:50P Low 9:25P 0.86'
Moonrise 2:54A High 4:1 A 602'
Tues. Sunrise 7:22A Low 10:20A 128
S/20 Moonset 1:08P High 4:12P 522'
Sunset 5:51P Low 10:17P 0.90'
Moonrise 3:50A High 5:09A 605'
W ed. Sunrise 7:22A Low I1:14A 125'
1/2I Moonset 1:52P High 5:08P 523'
Sunset 5:52P Low 11:09P 0.86'


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CYAN MAGENTA


ArO0J WN


CROSSWORD/SUDOKU
PEOPLE & PLACES
PETS


WEDNESDAY, January 14, 2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FL


A new grandbaby joins the legion ofsecond-born andyoungest


Dear Teddy,
Welcome, little brother. Your
Nana is so pleased to welcome
grandbaby number three. What a
noble name you have. Edwin
Franklin Cooper. You arrived right
on time, actually, right on your due
date - Dec. 13. You were dubbed
Teddy. You share the name Edwin
with many on your mother's side of
the family. You have an Uncle
Teddy, but most important you
had a grandfather Ted who we
lost too soon this year. He would be
so proud. Being a grandfather was
one of his favorite things. Ask
Eleanor, your older sister, she will
tell you.
We did not know until you
arrived if we were getting girl or a


boy. Your parents
don't believe in
opening packages
early and wanted to
be surprised. We all
patiently waited.
Most of us antici-
pated a boy and a
boy your are! So
you join your big
FROM sister, Eleanor, and
THE a cousin,
PORCH Josephine. Your
parents were com-
mitted to the name
Dickie Edwin, "Teddy," if
Anderson you were a boy.
None of us antici-
pated the humor of a brother and
sister named Teddy and Eleanor.


Bound for fame and fortune, don't
you think? Your middle name is
Franklin, after my father and your
great-grandfather. How pleased he'd
be to have a boy.
Your big sister, Eleanor, is used
to being the center of attention and
wasn't too sure about the "new
baby" everyone kept talking about
all those months ago. As your birth
date grew closer, she became less
and less interested in any hoopla
about your arrival. What a turn-
around once you arrived. She
changed her mind. A two-and-half-
year-old's prerogative. Not only is
she pleased mommy's big tummy is
gone, but she has a great new
responsibility. Big sister.
A small price to pay, your sister's


toilet training progress stalled as
your due date grew closer. Your
mother reported that at a large
social gathering your big sister went
darting past and it was clear that
there was a diaper issue. According
to your mother, she batted her
charming, big blue eyes, reporting,
"It isn't pretty." Your mother report-
ed it wasn't.
So, little Teddy, you join the
legion of second born and youngest.
You are bound to have fewer pic-
tures in the family album and less
entries in your baby book. I am
afraid that is just the way it is with
seconds and thirds, etc. It is not
because you are less loved, but
instead that your parents are much
busier. There are good things about


being second, though. You will have
much more relaxed parents. Eleanor
has taught them so very much. On-
the-job training. Things you can only
learn by doing. There will be no
debates about the "pacie." If peace
and quiet means "pacie" then there
will be a "pacie."
Your mother's mom arrived just
in time and enjoyed your first few
weeks. Nana is looking forward to
her trip and holding your wonderful
newness in her arms.
Best love,
Nana
Dickie Anderson welcomes your
comments. Books are available at
local book and gift stores or on line at
www.dickieanderson.com.
dickie@dickieanderson.com


P -MI TYiII I-


SUBMITTED
Legion makes donation
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54, with the help of The American Legion, Sons
of the American Legion and the American Legion Riders, all of Post 54 in Fernandina,
collected $1,051 for the Mammogram Hotline that ensures every woman on the First
Coast can get a mammogram. The hotline number is 1-877-9-MY-MAMO. It is manned
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Front row from left are Marge Brewer, Auxiliary President Sue Melogy, Lee Mills,
Pat Curnutte and Jayne Bryan. Second row, John Barniac, Diane Austin, Tammy
Wilcox, Brenda Vurnackes and Donna Pratt. Third row, Rosemary Scruggs, Bonnie
Quatrene, Patty Sloper, Tawny Shirah, Debbie Moeckel and Post 54 Commander Van
Clark. Back row, Guy Price, Keith Mason, Brittney Stillman, Gary Money, Debbie
Dobbs and Rick Dobbs.


Homeless Coalition
Dani Gammel of the
Coalition for the
Homeless in Nassau
County accepts a procla-
mation from Mayor
Bruce Malcolm declaring
Dec. 21, 2008 as
National Homeless
Persons' Memorial Day
during a Dec. 16 city
commission meeting at
City Hall. The coalition
will hold a membership
meeting Thursday 9:30
a.m. at the Peck Center.
On Jan. 26, it will take
part in the annual
national census and sur-
vey to measure the num-
ber and needs of home-
less individuals.
Volunteers in Nassau
County will be collecting
data and doing surveys
at homeless shelters and
transitional housing facil-
ities as well as on the
streets. A training ses-
sion is required before
Jan. 26. Call Gammel at
261-8081 or Sharon
Manning at 206-1842
for further information.
ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER


ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER
'Mentoring Month'
Jody Mackle, program director of Take Stock in Children
of Nassau County, accepts a proclamation from Mayor
Bruce Malcolm proclaiming the month of January as
Nation Mentoring Month at a Jan. 6 city commission
meeting at City Hall.


New
bookbags
Recently the
Kiwanis Club of
Fernandina
Beach donated
new "Book
Buddy Bags" to
the students of
Peck Head Start.
Left, members
Bill Dickson, left,
and Steve Heller
distribute the
bags.
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MLKDay
Former Fernandina Beach mayor Charles Albert accepts a proclamation from
Mayor Bruce Malcolm proclaiming Jan. 19 as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as
Courtney Tyson-Shelby, president of the Nassau County NAACP, looks on during a
Jan. 6 city commission meeting. For information about MLK Day and Black History
Month events, see page 6B.


SUBMIi ill
Community grant
Steve Filkoff, commander of the Fernandina Beach Police Auxiliary, left, observes
as Fernandina Beach Wal-Mart manager Robert Hawk presents a $1,500 community
grant to city Police Chief Jim Hurley.
For the past four years Wal-Mart has partnered with the police department to
ensure that hundreds of local kids have a brighter Christmas through the Shop with
Cops program. Last year, Hawk helped to start the Fernandina Beach Police Auxiliary
Corps by recommending the program for a Wal-Mart Community Grant in the amount
of $1,500. That funding helped to form the foundation for the program, which now
boasts more than 100 volunteer members. For more information about the Police
Auxiliary Corps, go to www.fbpd.us and look under Programs and Services.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader


Auxilians provide more than just wheelchairs

For theNews Leader

The Board of Directors of
the Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary is pleased to
recognize the auxilians that
serve in Wheelchair Transport
as the January service area for
the 2008-9 auxiliary year.
The purpose of the
Wheelchair Transport service
area is to provide wheelchair
transportation to those in need
within the medical center.
These auxilians also assist with
the delivery of mail and floral
arrangements as well as pro-
viding a warm welcome to the
patients and visitors upon enter-
ing the medical center.
The ladies and gentlemen
serving in this area must be
able to multi-task, converse with
patients and their families eas-
ily and communicate well with
others. The board thanks these,'
auxilians and their coordinator,
Bill Lauerman, for their excel-
lent skills as they serve in this SUBMITIED
area. Front row from left are Wheelchair Transport auxilians Rose Bennett, Susan Ryder,
For more information about Virginia Joyce, Donna Winsemann, Ronnie Miller and Jeanette Goodbread; back
this area or the Baptist Medical row, Bill Lauerman, Rodney Cillo, Carol Sprovtsoff, John Quinn and Tommie Evans.
Center Auxiliary, call the auxil- Not pictured are James Bader, Ron Chudzynski, Louis Fiore, Alma Frost, Barbara
iary office at 321-3818. Grass, Harry Hughes, Joan Mason, Robert Neville, Mary Ruark and John Wilsher.


HOME AND
GARDEN BRIEFS


Farmers market
Lauri deGaris and Art
Jenette of Checkers Cracker
Cookin' have joined the
Fernandina Farmers Market
as a new vendor on the third
Saturday of the month.
Longtime Northeast
Floridians will recognize their
special dishes, including pre-
pared collard greens and corn
bread, smoked mullet dip,
plantation muffins, black-eyed
peas relish (otherwise known
as Southern Caviar) and more.
Each month will feature a dif-
ferent menu, with this
Saturday including savory
shrimp burgers that are easy
for dinner. deGaris will speak
about the history of some of
these dishes as she does culi-
nary tours along the East
Coast including speaking
engagements on the American
Cruise lines.
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.fernandina-
farmersmarket.com.

Landscape
Matters class
On Jan. 21 from 10-11 a.m.,
Nassau County Horticulture
Agent Rebecca Jordi and
Master Gardener Bea Walker
will conduct a Landscape
Matters class on pruning trees
and shrubs in your landscape.
The session will take place at
the UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden.
For more information, see
the Extension website at
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/hor-
ticulture/landmatters/land-
matters.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.
Stormwater talk
On Feb 5 from 6:30-7:30
p.m., the Nassau County
Extension Service and the St.
Johns Water Management
District will present an infor-
mation session, "Neighbor-
hood Stormwater/Landscape
Program," at the County
Building in Yulee.
The public, homeowner
associations, property man-
agers and homeowners are
encouraged to attend. This
free program will discuss the
need for proper fertilizers on
lawns and ornamental beds to
prevent runoff into retention
ponds.
The information will help
Nassau County groups comply
with best management prac-
tices for fertilization and water-
ing lawns and landscapes.
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Environmental Horticulture
agent, and Paula Staples,
SJWMD Watershed Action vol-
unteer coordinator, will con-
duct the free session.
For information, contact
Jordi at the Nassau County
Extension office, 548-1116, or
by e-mail at rljordi@ufl.edu.


BLACK HISTORY EVENTS


MLKBreakfast
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
presented by the Nassau County Branch of
the NAACP takes place from 8-10:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 17 at St. Peter's Episcopal
Parish Hall, 801 Atlantic Ave.
The event this year will feature ministers
in the Nassau County area. Speaker is the
Rev. Terry Pugh, pastor of Elm Street
Church of God. Tickets are $20. Please
reserve a seat by today. Contact branch pres-
ident Courtney Tyson-Shelby at 491-3419 or
277-1256.
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 information, contact the Rev.
James Arthur at 261-7854.
Songs for peace
The I Can Academy will celebrate the life
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the musi-
cal "I Have A Dream: Songs for Peace and
Harmony," by John Jacobson, Rollo
Dilworth, Moses Hogan and Emily Crocker.
The program will also feature two songs
from musical guests the Providence
Presbyterian Choir and the Peck
Community Ensemble.
The public performance will begin at 6:30
p.m. Jan. 19 at First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St. in Fernandina Beach.
Rehearsals convene at 4:30 p.m. at O'Neal
Memorial Baptist Church, 474257 SR 200
East, on Mondays and Fridays until the per-
formance. For information, call 277-2606 or
277-2704.
Choir in concert
As part of its celebration of Black History
Month, the Amelia Island Museum of
History will present The Edward Waters
College Choir in concert at the Macedonia
American Methodist Episcopal (AME)
Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1.
The choir, started over 80 years ago, has
a broad repertoire of inspirational music and
is recognized for its exhilarating interpreta-
tions of the classics, spirituals, gospel and
contemporary music. Under the leadership
of Dr. Samuel D. Shingles, director of the
Fine Arts Department and choral director,
the 19-member choir promotes and fosters
an understanding of African-American her-
itage and displays a well-rounded knowledge
and appreciation for the music of Western
Europe.
The church is located at the corner of
Beech and Ninth streets. Advance tickets, $8
for museum members, $10 for non-members
and $5 for students age 7-18 (children under
6 are free), are available at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S. Third St. At the
door tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for stu-
dents and accompanied children.
For more information call Phyllis Davis at
261-7378, ext. 100, or e-mail phyllis@amelia-
museum.org.
Libraryprograms
The Nassau County Public Library
System and the Friends of the Nassau
County Public Library System, in partner-
ship with the Association for the Study and
Preservation of African American History of
Nassau County and the Florida Humanities
Council, will sponsor the following pro-
grams:


* African American Read-In Chain at 6:30
p.m. Feb. 2 at the Fernandina Beach branch,
Feb. 3 at the Yulee branch and Feb. 5 at the
Hilliard branch.
Join local community leaders, teachers,
ministers and youth as they read selections
from books, poems and speeches by African-
Americans on Feb. 2 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach branch. The local
read-in is part of the 20th National African
American Read-In. Libraries, schools and
churches across the nation participate in
order to make the celebration of African-
American literacy a traditional part of Black
History Month activities. Come prepared to
share a 1-3 minute reading of a poem, short
picture book or excerpt from a book
authored by African-Americans. Call 277-
7365 or 548-4467 for more information.
* The American Beach Cookbook by
Marsha Dean Phelts on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Peck Center.
Local author/librarian Marsha Dean
Phelts will discuss her latest book, The
American Beach Cookbook, which contains
300 pages of traditional and contemporary
recipes. Phelts is the author of An American
Beach for African Americans and is a free-
lance writer and photographer for The
Florida Star newspaper.
* Faith, Scholarship, Service: Dr. Mary
McLeod Bethune, on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Peck Center.
Travel back to 1954 to meet the founder
of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona - a
visionary educator, civil rights activist and
presidential advisor. Dr. Mary McLeod
Bethune, portrayed by Ersula Knox Odom,
shares stories about her life and accomplish-
ments. Sponsored by the Florida Humanities
Council.
All programs are free and open to the
public.
Persons with disabilities requiring accom-
modations in order to participate should con-
tact the library at 277-7365, or the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 5
days in advance to request accommodations.
Kingsley heritage
Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole, former
president of Spelman and Bennett Colleges
and descendant of Anna and Zephaniah
Kingsley, will present the keynote speech at
the 11th Annual Kingsley Heritage
Celebration.
Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.,
the event also features a musical presenta-
tion by the Edward Waters College Choir, a
historically black college in Jacksonville.
Cole's presentation is entitled "Sankofa:
Looking Back to Go Forward." An anthropol-
ogist by training, Cole will use the concept of
sankofa during her speech. Sankofa is a sym-
bol of the Ga speaking people of Ghana, in
West Africa. The word is tied to the idea that
we need to know our past in order to move
forward and understand who we are as a cul-
ture today.
Kingsley Heritage Celebration events
take place each Saturday in February. All
events and workshops are family-friendly,
free, and open to the public.
Located off Heckscher Drive/A1A, north
of the St. Johns River ferry landing, Kingsley
Plantation is open daily, at no charge,
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 251-3537, or go to
www.nps.gov/timu.


LITERARY LEANINGS


Parent workshop
Nassau County Schools
and the Florida Department
of Education invite all par-
ents of kindergarten
through grade five students
to a free "Families Building
Better Readers Parent
Workshop" on Jan. 26 at
Yulee Elementary School,
86063 Felmor Road.
This workshop will pro-
vide parents with simple
instructional activities they
can do with their children to
improve their reading per-
formance, with resources
that will help improve their
children's literacy through-
out life and with a free par-
ent tool kit.
Registration and a com-
plimentary pizza dinner,
courtesy of the food service


department, will be held
from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and the
workshop from 6 to 8 p.m.
Parents, grandparents,
and guardians of all Nassau
District students are invited.
If needed, childcare will be
provided for children under
school age. Please call to
notify staff of your childcare
needs at 491-9887.

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 Community 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 pro-
gram is free. Appetizers, din-
ner and cash bar will be
available. The event is spon-
sored by the Friends of the
Library.
Writers and poets
The Nassau County
Writers and Poets Society
will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17
at the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport. All writ-
ers and poets in the county
are invited; bring two dou-
ble-spaced pages of your
original prose or two to
three of your poems. Be pre-
pared to read and discuss
your work. For more infor-
mation, contact Cara at
www.wordsmythe@net-
magic.net.


Ginger is a black Lab mix
around 1 year old and is a fab-
ulous, fun dog full of energy
and ready for a forever home!
She would make an excellent
running companion for the
exercise enthusiast and a
super pet for a beach fanatic.
If this sounds like your type
of pooch, come by the shelter
to meet her!
It's hard to believe Miss
Mink has been with us since
2007 because she is such a
petite, pretty and friendly gal!
She is around 1 year old and
loves attention! Come give
this baby a forever home!
Ginger, Mink 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.
Don't forget to drop off your
items at the shelter for the
Flea and Tick Sale being held
on Friday, Feb. 20 and
Saturday, Feb. 21 at the air-


STARS


Mia is a dainty, 7-pound, 1-
to 2-year-old Chihuahua who
is shy at first and sweet once
she knows you. She would do
well as an only dog or with
smaller dogs.
Save the Animals Rescue
Society does not run a shel-
ter. 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-
tact STARS at www.starso-
famelia.org, call 491-3107 or
write to P0O. Box 893,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.


port. The animals appreciate
all that you do!


CATS ANGELS


Hello to all! My name is
Lucy and I am a very lucky
kitten. I was hanging out with
Boomer, the Amelia Island
Carriage horse, but Mr. and
Mrs. Myers knew I needed a
home of my own. So they
called Cats Angels, who took
me and two de-clawed adult
cats that were abandoned by
somebody. My foster mom
Becky says, "Lucy is a sweet
little kitten that loves full-time
attention. Lucy's favorite
place to nap is next to or on
top of a warm person. She
loves to watch TV, read a
book or keep you warm in
bed in the winter. What a
great companion!" I have
been tested, spayed and given
my vaccines and a flea treat-
ment. If you would like to
adopt me or one of the many
cats, kittens, puppies and
dogs available, please call
Cats Angels at 321-2267.
Our Thrift Store is open
Monday-Saturday from 11


a.m.-5 p.m. We appreciate
donations of items for the
store during business hours.
We are looking for volunteers
to help with out at the store.
Please stop by and sign up!
We will be having a "Frosty
Sidewalk Sale" on Saturday
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and serv-
ing hot chocolate to warm
you while you shop!
If you are caring for ani-
mals and need help getting
them spayed/neutered, call
First Coast No More
Homeless Pets at (904) 425-
0005. If you don't qualify, call
Cats Angels at 321-2267 to
discuss options.


ANIMAL SERVICES


My name is Amber. I am a
loving calico sweetie looking
for a home. I am so happy
when people love on me and
show me attention. My
favorite thing to do is curl up
and snug-
gle. I get
along just
fine with
other cats
and I am
not afraid
of dogs
either. If
you are
looking
for a
young, cool looking little
feline friend, then come love
on me and see how much love
I can give you back!
I am Allie, one of the most
playful, loving, beautiful little
angels at the shelter. I am a 2-
year-old bull dog mix with the
sweetest disposition. I love to
play with toys and show off
with my human friends at the
shelter. I get along fine with
other dogs. Best part, I came
from a "home" and am already


housebroken. So, if you are
looking for a great companion
dog that has just the right
amount of energy, then I'm
the baby doll for you.
Nassau County Animal
Services
K I was able
to trans-
fer 25
"qo more
dogs and
11 cats to
Tampa
Bay
SPCA last
week.
Thank
you Dr. Hicks and Tina
O'Brien of Fernandina Beach
Animal Clinic for their help in
the rescue run! That means 36
more animals from our shelter
have been given a second
chance. We also had a good
week of adoptions! However,
we still have plenty of animals
to choose from. Please come
check them out.
We are located at 86078
License Road near the DMV.
Call 548-4035.


RAIN


Let me introduce you to
Choco, aka Wee Willie. She
answers to both names here
at RAIN. Choco is a female
Chocolate Lab mix, about 14
weeks old. She was trans-
ferred to us from County
Animal Services, where her
owner surrendered her with a
bad case of ringworm. She
has been on the road to recov-
ery for quite some time now,
and her coat is coming in
beautifully. She plays well with
others, loves the water, rides
well in the car and is very
much looking to become a
member of someone's family
and home. Choco is sched-
uled to be spayed within the
next two weeks and will have


a clean bill of health to be
adopted. For information
about Choco and other pets at
RAIN, call (904) 879-5861 or e-
mail rainhumane@yahoo.com.
Rescuing Animals In Nassau
will be holding its first annual
Spay/Neuter Gala March 28,
look for more information to
follow.


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PEOPLE &PLACES


SPECIAL EVENTS

Cycling trip
Twenty cyclists from
Savannah, Ga., will arrive at
the Fernandina Beach marina
at 9 a.m. Jan. 15 from St
Marys, Ga., to ride regional
trails and learn about what it
takes to get trails built through
six coastal counties in Florida
and Georgia.
They will begin their ride
immediately after a short wel-
come ceremony. The public is
invited to attend the ceremony
and local bicyclists are wel-
come to accompany the group
as they pedal south through
Amelia and Talbot Islands to
the St Johns River Ferry.
The group will conclude
their ride on the canopy road
through Fort Clinch State Park
before they again board the
ferry in Fernandina to return to
St Marys, Ga., on Sunday,
Jan. 18. For information con-
tact Mike Pikula at 556-1098.
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 on a big-screen TV.

dinner. Please bring Fernan-








be provided. There is a cash
dina
Beach
non-parti-
sanb
Commu-n
nity for
Change Group is hosting the
dinner. Please bring a dish to
share. Plates and cutlery will
be provided. There is a cash
bar.Twain
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.
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.
'Queen of Hearts'
Queen of Hearts performs
in the next Evening of Story
and Song on Feb. 7 in Burns
Hall at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. The wine bar opens at
7:15 p.m. and the show starts
at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 each and
may be purchased at First
Coast Community Bank, event
sponsor, 1750 South 14th St.
Queen of Hearts -April
Amick, Beth Anne Clayton,
Helen Lewis Moore and Ellen
Britton - talented singer/song-
writers each in their own right,
perform their original songs in


perfect harmony when they
appear together "in the round,"
as they frequently do at
Nashville's legendary Bluebird
Cafe.
Father/Daughter Ball
Faith Christian Academy
presents the Ninth Annual
Father/Daughter Ball from 7-
10 p.m. March 14 at the
Amelia Island Plantation


Ballroom. There will be live
music featuring Les DeMerle,
professional photography and
hors d'oeuvres
Dress is semi-formal and
dance shoes. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come. Tickets are $85 for
father and daughter and $40
for each additional daughter;
or $100 and $45 after Feb.
28. Price includes a gift bag
and memory book. Tickets are
on sale at Faith Christian
Academy, 96282 Brady Point
Road. Call 321-2137.

THIS WEEK

Photography exhibit
Journeys, an exhibit by
local photographer Wayne
Howard, is on display at the
Intercoastal Wine Company.
As a traveler and photogra-
pher, the photographs sweep
one from majestic panoramas
into the natural patterns of
everyday life. Using special-
ized inks and papers, each
image is meticulously cap-
tured, exactly what you would
have seen were you with him.
ICW is located at 10 N.
Second St. For questions, call
Howard at 491-5269 or the
ICW at 321-1300.
Alzheimer's support
The Alzheimer's/Dementia
Support Group for Nassau
County meets from 1:30-2:30
p.m. the third Thursday of
each month at the Council on
Aging, 1367 South 18th St.
The next meeting is Jan. 15.
No pre-registration is required.
This meeting is open to the
public and everyone who has
an interest is invited to attend.
For information, call Ann
Smith, R.N., at 261-3222.
Homeless Coalition
A membership meeting of
the Coalition for the Homeless
of Nassau County will be held
on Jan. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Peck Center. For information
about the coalition or this
meeting call Tom Washburn at
491-1753.
Men's Newcomers
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will hold
its luncheon meeting at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
at 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 15.
Speaker will 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
Information Exchange pres-
ents "Becoming Clutter Free:
Conquering Your Paper Piles"
as its next Women's
Information Exchange brown-
bag luncheon event Jan. 15
from noon-1 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach City Hall
commission chambers, 204
Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
The talk will feature Mary
Cleland Pankiewicz, owner of


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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. For
information call the Yulee
branch library/FCCJ Nassau
Center at 548-4467 or the
Fernandina Beach branch at
277- 7365.
Third Friday
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites the
public to its next "3rd Friday
on 3rd Street" presentation on
Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the
museum, corner of Third and
Cedar streets.
This month's speaker is
Rob Hicks, former TV produc-
tions teacher and current
guidance counselor at
Fernandina Beach High
School. As the TV productions
teacher, Hicks embarked on
an ambitious project to have
his students create a profes-
sional-grade documentary on
the history of Amelia Island.
The museum is proud to have
been a part of this project,
which won "Best of the Fest"
at the 2008 Amelia Island Film
Festival. Join the museum as
it recognizes the hard work of
a local educator and enjoy a
viewing of the film with some
special insight into the project.
A reception will follow.
Admission is free for museum
members and students and
$5 for non-members.
'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.
Trivia night
Enjoy "Trivia with Maggie"
on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
at the Crab Trap in downtown


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Fernandina Beach and
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at
Sandy Bottoms at Main
Beach. Enjoy a special trivia
menu, drink, win prizes and
improve your memory. These
events are free and open to
the public.

NEXT WEEK

Confederate sons
At 7 p.m. Jan. 19, the
Joseph Finegan Camp 745,
Sons of Confederate Veterans
will honor the birthdays of
Gen. Robert E. Lee (Jan. 19)
and Gen. Stonewall Jackson
(Jan. 21) at the Pig BBQ in
Callahan.
Lt. Cmdr. Robert P. Hurst
of Tallahassee will speak
about "The Magnificent
Partnership" between Lee and
Jackson. Under their leader-
ship, the Army of Northern
Virginia became the most for-
midable military force in the
world in 1863.
Southern music will be pro-
vided by Asst. Adjt. Jimmy
Bowers for a sing-a-long. The
public is always welcome. The
Order of Confederate Rose
will present "readings" by
Secretary Kathy Carroll and
President Jan Sain will pres-
ent new goals for 2009.
NACDACmeeting
Members of the community
interested in the prevention
and elimination of underage
drinking and other drug use
within Nassau County are
invited to attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and
Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) meeting on Jan.
20 at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit
coalition created to support
and encourage drug-free
lifestyles for the youth of
Nassau County. It meets the
third Tuesday of every month
at 4 p.m. at the County
Building at 86026 Pages Dairy
Road, Yulee. For information,
visit www.nacdac.org or call
Jean Bardes at 753-2551.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
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 positions. Volun-
teers need to arrive between
5:30 and 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call Griffin at 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
Information," delivered by
guest speaker Julia Reynolds
Nowlin. It is free and open to
the public. For information,
call 321-3460.
Stroke support
A Stroke Support Group
meeting will be held at Savan-
nah Grand, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, on Jan. 21 at
10:30 a.m. For more informa-
tion call 321-0898.
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. All
members and prospective
members are invited. Please
call Vicki at 321-0828 to make
reservations.
ABWAmeeting
The American Business
Women's Association - Eight
Flags Charter Chapter will
meet Jan. 22 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Social time begins at 6 p.m.,
with the dinner meeting being
called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner is $12 a person and is
payable that evening. Call
Esther Schindler at 491-5790
for information and to RSVP.
Micah's Place help
Need to help a friend,
become a volunteer or learn
more about domestic vio-
lence? Micah's Place offers
orientations every fourth
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The
next session is Jan. 22. Call
491-6364, ext. 102 for more
information and the location.
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.
Raffle tickets are $2 each
and all prizes are donated by
hotels and resorts that cater to
canine guests. All proceeds
will go to the Nassau Humane
Society and the tickets are
available at The Travel
Agency, Bark Avenue and at
the Nassau Humane Society
on Airport Road.
Spaghetti dinner
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach at 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd. will hold a


Spaghetti Dinner from 6-8
p.m. on Jan. 23. The menu
will include spaghetti, salad,
dessert and tea for $8. Take
out orders for lunch will be
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with
free delivery. Reservations
may be made by calling 261 -
6088 (leave a message with
your name, phone number,
number of dinners and if you
want delivery for lunch or dine
in at the clubhouse). The club
would like reservations so it
knows how many dinners to
prepare, but tickets may be
purchased at the door.
DeMerle at Ocean 60
The Martini Bar at Ocean
60 Restaurant, 60 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, presents
the Dynamic Les DeMerle
Jazz Trio fea-
turing Bonnie
Eisele on Jan.
23 and 24 and
Feb. 6 and 7
from 9 p.m.-
12:30 a.m. For
reservations
and more information, visit
www.ocean60.com or call
(904) 247-0060.
Pet paintings
Bring your dog or cat pho-
tos to Tine Kirkland Graham
on Jan. 24 from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. for a whimsical, colorful
acrylic portrait. Graham is a
guest artist at Eileen's Art and
Antiques Centre, 702 Centre
St., through February. She
specializes in unique pet por-
traits on canvas.
Graham is a self-taught,
late in life artist. She also
exhibits in galleries in
Nantucket, Mass., Bay Head,
N.J., and Morristown, N.J.
Photos may be delivered
at any time, but come visit
with the artist on Jan. 24,
when she will be painting and
signing books. She will be
happy to take a photo of your
pet if you don't have one. For
information, call 277-2717.
Portrait classes
Award-winning St. Augus-
tine artist Kaytee Esser will
show you how to get started
painting people or pet portraits
in two separate workshops at
the Island Art Association on
North Second Street.
On Jan. 26-28 from 9:30-
12:30 p.m. at the Island Art
Association on North Second
Street learn the basics for
painting people portraits by
the use of underpainting to
develop a finished portrait.
This class is for adults, begin-
ners through advanced. Call
261-7020 to register.
The pet portrait workshop
for adults 18 on up will be held
Jan. 29-31 at the Fernandina
Art Gallery studio. Please
bring the medium you can
work with the best. You will
learn how to use guidelines
and shapes to develop por-
traits of your pets. Contact
Esser at (843) 476-9059 or e-
mail Kaytee@ KayteeEsser.
com.


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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
in such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL, on the 27th day of January,
2009, between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT
BY: KAREN J. LOCKETT
DEPUTY CLERK
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the RECORDING DEPART-
MENT no later than 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

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 or claim-
ing 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 TO THE 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 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 after the first publication
of this notice, and file the orig-
inal 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 in this proceeding should,
no later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordinator
at 9046302564, 330 E BAY ST,
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202. If
hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) 8009558771 via Florida
Relay System.
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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
in such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL, on the 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.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-461
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADAM W DEROSSETT A/K/A
ADAM WAYNE DEROSSETT;
HOLLY R. DEEN A/K/A HOLLY
REBECCA DEEN A/K/A HOLLY
R. DEROSSETT A/K/A HOLLY
REBECCA DEROSSETT; COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and
Order Resetting Foreclosure
Sale Date dated the 6 day of
January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 2007-CA-461, of the
Circuit Court of the 4TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
Nassau County, Florida, where-
in DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff
and ADAM W. DEROSSETT
A/K/A ADAM WAYNE DEROS-
SETT; HOLLY R. DEEN A/K/A
HOLLY REBECCA DEEN A/K/A
HOLLY R. DEROSSETT A/K/A
HOLLY REBECCA DEROSSETT;
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the AT 11:30
A.M. at the MAIN ENTRANCE
OF THE NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX, 76347 VETERANS
WAY, YULEE FL 32097 at the
Nassau County Courthouse, in
YULEE, Florida, at 11:30 a.m. on
the 11 day of February 2009,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 64, HICKORY VILLAGE
UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 369,
370 AND 371, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF NASSAU COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their dis-
abilities, need special
accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator
at 416 CENTER STREET, FER-
NANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 or
Telephone Voice/TDD (904)
321-5700 not later than five
business days prior to such pro-
ceeding.
Dated this 7th day of
January 2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
07-20339
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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 HALLMARK; etal
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
Defendantss; 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 Book 5, 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 be entered against
you for the 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
later than 1 (one) day prior to
the proceeding at 76347
Veteran's Way, Yulee, Florida
32097. (800) 958-3496. For the
hearing or voice impaired
(800) 955-8771.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ISSUE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
The Department of Environ-
mental Protection gives notice
of its intent to issue a permit to
Smurfit-Stone Container Enter-
prises, Inc., which has a mailing
address of North 8th Street,
Fernandina Beach, Florida
32034. This project is for the fir-
ing of virgin ultra low sulfur No.
2 fuel oil mixed with and offset
by black liquor solids with other
permitted fuels in the existing
Nos. 4 and 5 Recovery Boilers.
This facility is located at North
8th Street, Fernandina Beach,
Nassau County, Florida. The
Department has assigned file
number 0890003-027-AC to this
project. The purpose of the test
project is to promote better
operating conditions with no
increase in air emissions.
The Department will
accept written comments
concerning the proposed per-
mit issuance action for a peri-
od of 14 (fourteen) days from
the date of publication of
"PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ISSUE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT."
Written comments should be
provided to the Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection, Northeast District
Office at 7825 Baymeadows
Way, Suite B-200, Jacksonville,
Florida 32256-7590. Any writ-
ten comments filed shall be
made available for public
inspection. If written comments
received result in a significant
change in the proposed
agency action, the Depart-
ment shall revise the proposed
permit and require, if applica-
ble, another Public Notice.
A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by
the proposed permitting deci-
sion may petition for an admin-
istrative proceeding (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes
(ES.). The petition must con-
tain the information set forth
below and must be filed
(received) in the Office of
General Counsel of the
Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida, 32399-3000. Petitions
filed by the permit applicant or
any of the parties listed below
must be filed within fourteen
days of receipt of this notice of
intent. Petitions filed by any
persons other than those enti-
tled to written notice under
Section 120.60(3), ES., must be
filed within fourteen days of
publication of the public
notice or within fourteen days
of receipt of this notice of
intent, whichever occurs first.
Under Section 120.60(3), ES.,
however, any person who
asked the Department for
notice of agency action may
file a petition within fourteen
days of receipt of that notice,
regardless of the date of pub-
lication.A petitioner shall mail
a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indi-
cated above at the time of
filing.The failure of any person
to file a petition within the
appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that per-
son's right to request an
administrative determination
(hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57 ES., or to
intervene in this proceeding
and participate as a party to
it. Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval of
the presiding officer upon the
filing of a motion in compli-
ance with Rule 28-106.205 of
the Florida Administrative
Code.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department s action is based
must contain the following
information:
(a) The name and address
of each agency affected and
each agency's file or identifi-
cation number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and
telephone number of the peti-
tioner, the name, address, and
telephone number of the peti-
tioner's representative, if any
which shall be the address for
service purposes during the
course of the proceeding; and
an explanation of how the
petitioner's substantial inter-
ests will be affected by the
agency determination;
(c) A statement of how
and when petitioner received
notice of the agency action or
proposed action;
(d) A statement of all dis-
puted issues of material fact. If
there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of
the ultimate facts alleged,


including the specific facts the
petitioner contends warrant
reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the spe-
cific rules or statutes the peti-
tioner contends require rever-
sal or modification of the
agency's proposed action;
and
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stat-
ing precisely the action peti-
tioner wishes the agency to
take with respect to the
agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dis-
pute the material facts upon
which the Department's
action is based shall state that
no such facts are in dispute
and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set
forth above, as required by
Rule 28-106.301, EA.C.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed
to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition
means that the Department's
final action may be different
from the position taken by it
in this notice. Persons whose
substantial interests will be
affected by any such final
decision of the Department
on the application have the
right to petition to become a
party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the require-
ments set forth above.
The application is available
for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Department
of Environmental Protection,
Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, Florida 32256-
7590.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
BILLS TOWING gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
01/26/2009, 8:30 am at 425 S
8TH ST FERNANDINA, FL 32034-
3609, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes.
BILL'S TOWING reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
2FALP71 W8VX120535 1997
FORD
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NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is given pursuant to
the Self Storage Facility Act,
Florida Statutes, Chapter 83,
Part IV that AAAA Self Storage,
a self storage facility, will sell
by auction to the highest bid-
der the contents of spaces
noted to the following lessees:
083 Misc. Business Inventory
The sale will be held at
AAAA Self Storage facility
located at 1830 S. 8th Street,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
Nassau County, at 10:00 am
on 28th of January, 2009.
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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 DAYSAFTER 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 MONTHS AFTER
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
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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 E 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 MONTHSAFTER 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
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given to:
Dennis J. Campbell
Last known address of:
302 S 14th Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida
32034
Pursuant to Section 98.075,
Florida Statutes, you are here-
by notified that you are poten-
tially ineligible to be registered
to vote. Failure to respond
within thirty (30) days after this
notice is published may result
in a determination of ineligi-
bility by the supervisor and
removal of your name from
the statewide voter registra-
tion system. Please contact
the Nassau County Supervisor
of Elections Office no later
than 30 days after the date of
this published notice to
receive information regarding
the basis for the potential inel-
igibility and the procedure to
resolve this matter. If further
assistance is needed, please
contact the Supervisor of
Elections at the numbers listed
below.
Vicki PCannon
Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections
96135 Nassau Place, Suite 3
Yulee, Florida 32097
Telephone 904-491-7500
Toll Free 1-866-260-4301
TDD 904-491-7510
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA-
000352
INDYMAC BANK, ES.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DOUG FORBES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DOUG FORBES;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated the 5th
day of January, 2009, and
entered in Case No. 45-2008-
CA-000352, of the Circuit Court
of the 4TH Judicial Circuit in
and for Nassau County, Florida,
wherein INDYMAC BANK, ES.B.
is the Plaintiff and DOUG
FORBES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DOUG FORBES; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
the AT 11:30 A.M. at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAYYULEE FL
32097 at the Nassau County
Courthouse, inYulee, Florida, at
11:30 a.m. on the 29 day of
January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 56 AND 57, OF PINE
KNOLL, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK, AT PAGE 5, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF NAS-
SAU COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their dis-
abilities, need special
accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator
at 416 CENTER STREET, FER-
NANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 or
Telephone Voice/TDD (904)
321-5700 not later than five
business days prior to such pro-
ceeding.
Dated this 5 day of
January 2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Amanda Steamrn
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1 -800-441 -2438
08-26299
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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
26th day of January 2009, at
7:00 PM. at the Commission
Chambers, located in the
JamesS. 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, PROVIDING FOR A
COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE AND


EMERGENCY SERVICES COST
RECOVERY FEE FOR MOTOR
VEHICLE ACCIDENT EMER-
GENCY SERVICES; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; 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 RESPECTTOANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR
SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS,AND 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 V 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).
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LEGAL NOTICE
The St. Johns River Water
Management District has re-
ceived the applications) for
Environmental Resource Per-
mit(s) from:
Southeast Land Corpora-
tion, 2251 St. Johns Bluff Road
South, Suite 100,Jacksonville, FL
32246, application #4-089-
112389-2. The project is locat-
ed in Nassau County, Sections
10 & 15, Township 2 North,
Range 26 East. The ERP appli-
cation is for construction of a
surface water management
system for a 3.76-acre resi-
dential development known
as Big Cypress.
The file(s) 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 later than 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 entitle 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 Admin-
istrative 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 01-14-2009
7191

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-200
DIVISION A
WELLS FARGO BANK NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SCOTT M. MCDOUGALD, et
al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Re-
scheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated January 6, 2009 and
entered in Case No. 2007-CA-
200 of the Circuit Court of the
FOURTH Judicial Circuit in and
for NASSAU County, Florida
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK
NA, is the Plaintiff and SCOTT M.
MCDOUGALD; SHERRI R.
MCDOUGALD; CITIFINANCIAL
EQUITY SERVICES, INC.; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at NASSAU JUDICIAL
ANNEX, 76347 VETERAN'S WAY,
YULEE, FLORIDA at 11:30AM,
on the 11 day of February
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
ALLTHAT CERTAIN PIECE OR
PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND
BEING A PORTION OF SECTION
51 ,TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE
27 EAST, NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
FOR A POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, COMMENCE AT THE
MOST WESTERLY CORNER OF
LANDS DESCRIBED IN DEED
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 25, PAGE 636,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE
NORTH 88 DEGREES 44 MIN-
UTES 00 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD 200-A
(HAVING A 100 FOOT RIGHT-
OF-WAY); A DISTANCE OF
172.75 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH
13 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 14
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE
OF 219.23 FEET TO AN IRON;


THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 44
MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 321.35 FEET TO
AN IRON; THENCE SOUTH 43
DEGREES 54 MINUTES 00 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
290.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON, SERIAL
NUMBERS GMHGA40432138A
& GMHGA40432138B.
A/K/A 86151 PAGES DAIRY
ROAD, YULEE, FL 32097
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Us Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on January 7,
2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07011753 NMNC-VA-R-
khartmaier
Americans with Disabilities
Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance please contact the
circuit court at (904) 321-5709.
2t 01-14-21-2009
7192

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-567
DIVISION A
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BONNIE E.PMACMULLEN, et
al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated January 6, 2009 and
entered in Case No. 2007-CA-
567 of the Circuit Court of the
FOURTH Judicial Circuit in and
for NASSAU County, Florida
wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, is the
Plaintiff and BONNIE E.PMAC-
MULLEN; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INCORPORATED, AS
NOMINEE FOR SELECT PORT-
FOLIO SERVICING, INC.; TEN-
ANT #1 N/K/ANOELLESLUDER,
and TENANT #2 N/K/A
JONATHAN MACMULLEN are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at NASSAU JUDICIAL
ANNEX, 76347 VETERAN'S WAY,
YULEE, FLORIDA at 11:30AM,
on the 11 day of February,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT THIRTY-TWO (32),
NATURE'S GATE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 200
AND 201 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF NASSAU COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2138 NATURES GATE
COURT NORTH, FERNANDINA
BEACH, FL 32034
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Us Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on January 7,
2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
PRO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07056529 GMAC-CONV-R-
abiven
Americans with Disabilities
Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance please contact the
circuit court at (904) 321-5709.
2t 01-14-21-2009
7193

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA-
000654
DIVISION:
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR IXIS 2006-HE2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
AVRAHAM BARUCH
DAHMAN, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
AVRAHAM BARUCH DAHMAN
Last Known Address:
Beit-Zouri 2610 Street
Tel Aviv, Israel 69122
Current Address: Unknown
LIMOR DAHMAN
Last Known Address:
13075 NW 23rd Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Current Address: Unknown
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
Last Known Address: Unknown
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following prop-
erty in Nassau County Florida:
LOT 18, TIMBER CREEK PLAN-
TATION, PHASE ONE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK AT
PAGE 394 THROUGH 398,
INCLUSIVE, OF THE CURRENT
PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 76210 TIDEVIEW LANE,
YULEE, FLORIDA 32097
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a


copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Albertelli
Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is PO. Box 23028,
Tampa, FL 33623, and file the
original with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney, or immediately there-
after; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once a week for two
consecutive weeks in the Fern-
andina Beach News Leader.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this court on this 7 day
of January, 2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
Deputy Clerk
Americans with Disabilities
Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to par-
ticipate in a court proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost
to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please con-
tact Court Administration at
(904) 630-2564, within two (2)
working days of receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-
8771.
2t 01-14-21-2009
7194

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 2008-CP-227
DIVISION: A
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
HENRY ALLAN FILLMER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of HENRY ALLAN FILL-
MER, deceased, File Number
2008-CP-227, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Nassau
County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is
416 Centre Street, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. The names
and addresses of the person-
al representatives) and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is January 14,
2009.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
H. Price Poole, Jr., Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0157674
PO. Box 1280
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
Telephone: (904) 261-0742
Personal Representative:
BETSY E VANCE
5334 Florence Point Drive
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Telephone: (352) 516-7779
2t 01-14-21-2009
7195

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08CP229
Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES PRICE POSTELLE, JR.,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of CHARLES PRICE
POSTELLE, JR., deceased,
whose date of death was
August 10, 2008; File Number
08CP229, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Nassau
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is PO. Box 456, Fernandina
Beach, Florida 32035-0456. 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 on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is: January 14,
2009.
Signed on December 18, 2008.
Linda R. Wicker
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No.0084174
PURCELL, FLANAGAN & HAY,
PA.
Post Office Box 40749
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
Telephone: (904) 355-0355
Telecopier: (904) 355-0820
MERRILL LYNCH TRUST
COMPANY, FSB
By: Anne G. McBride
Personal Representative
5200 Town Center Circle,
Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL 33486
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204 Work Wanted

WORRY FREE HOME SERVICES,
INC. - Joe & Sandy. New to area. For
your convenience, we provide the
following services: home service &
monitoring, home care, senior services,
CNA licensed, pet services, transport-
ation, lawn care, minor home repair,
personalized assistant, shopping &
social lunches, decorating & painting,
pickup & delivery, appointments & wait
service, booking & errands, internet
research & minor computer repair,
special requests. Reasonable rates. Call
(904)310-6630 or cell (904)557-6771.
PRIVATE CARE NURSING ASSIST-
ANT/COMPANION - avail, for quality
in-home care on Amelia Island.
Pleasant, professional w/sterling
references. Days, nights & weekends.
Avail. immediately. (802)779-5453 cell
CONCRETE WORK - All types slabs,
driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. No
job too big or too small. Licensed &
insured. (904)491-4383
TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
(904)491-4383


1 206 Child Care

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

FULL TIME OPENING - available in
my home for your child age 1 yr and
up. Call Jamie at (904)557-5682.


207 Business
Opportunities

PACK/SHIP STORE - for sale. Estab-
lished for a year in a growing location
on Amelia Concourse. Good growth
history & potential. Contact H.P.
Rumph at (904)415-4015 for details.


301 Schools &
Instruction

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
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
Learn To Operate A Crane Or
Bulldozer - Heavy equip't training.
Nat'l cert. Financial & placement assist-
ance. Georgia School of Construction.
www. Heavy5.com, use code "FLCNH"
or call (866)218-2763. ANF
SELF DEFENSE - for women and men.
Learn traditional Aikido, a non-
aggressive Martial Art. Dan Kelly
(904)545-1560.

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


1 306 Lessons/Classes

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


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502 Livestock
& Supplies

HORSE BOARDING - in Yulee. We
offer full board only. Call 583-0278.
$350 per month, multiple horse
discount.


601 Garage Sales


DOWNSIZING SALE - 1031 N.
Fletcher. Inside upstairs Apt. #2. Fri. &
Sat., 9am-4pm. Sale includes many of
my mother's items. Not much
furniture, mostly smaller items: Sofa,
electric stove, sm. apt. refrigerator,
bookshelves, many kitchen items.
Dishes, pans, glassware, Ig. mixing
bowls, newer punch bowl set, cast iron
kettles, cookbooks, utensils, toaster
oven, towels, pictures, small stereo,
collectibles, some vintage items, fast
food toys, costume jewelry, lots of
misc. Too much to list.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE -
Corner of Simmons & 1st Ave. Lots of
stuff: artwork, furniture, picture
frames, and lots of misc. household
items. Sat. 1/17, 7:30am-12 noon. No
early birds.
ARNOLD RIDGE SUBDIVISION - off
Chester Rd. Large yard sale. Furniture,
clothes, misc. items. Sat. 1/17, 8am-
4pm.
UNCLUTTER YOUR HOUSE,
GARAGE, ATTIC! - Rent a 10x10
booth. $175/mo. + 10% comm.
Eileen's Art & Antiques, 702 Centre.
(904)277-2717


602 Articles for Salel

FOR SALE - Complete home furnish-
ing, misc. items, Ford Escort Station
Wagon, new Thomas the Train & Brio.
(904)261-8079 or (904)910-8400
TREADMILL - ProForm 415 Crosswalk
- powered incline; six programmed
workouts plus freestyle - handles work
arms & upper body. $215. 261-0720
JEWELRY SALE
End of Year Clearance
Diamond earrings, diamond tennis
bracelets, colored gemstone jewelry.
Shop now for Valentines. Amelia's Fine
Jewelry, 317 Centre St. (904)277-0665
POTTERY BARN - 4 sided desk w/4
chairs, 2 double lockers & matching
bookshelves, off-white bead board,
great shape, $500. Joanna 277-1170.


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Developers own 4th floor South PRICE OF ONE!
end 3/2 unit has all the best Unique oceanfrontvacation rental
upgrades & new HVAC & water property has two homes Main
heater Price includes 3 garages house is 3BR/2BA with a crow's
and 4 storage units nest Lighthouse is a 2BR/IBA
#47856 $650,000 Private boardwalk to beach
#47864 $999,000


HERON ISLES BUILDER'S MODEL HOME
Better than new 2005 3BR/2BA Nicely upgraded 4BR/2BA
has faux wood blinds & all apph home has upgraded cabinets, all
ances Great lot with new sod & appliances, upgraded flooring,
sprinkler system You cant build ceiling fans blinds screened
new for this price patio, heated & cooled garage.
#47867 S139.990 #47822 $189,000


This popular vacation rental has
2BR/2BA on a 75 ft oceanfront lot
Tastefully furnished with lots of
upgrades Bonus room at top has 360
degree views
#47863 $890,000


LA~GUNADRIVE
Impeccable Amelia Island home
with inground pool in coveted
Ocean View Estates neighbor
hood Courtyard garage, 39 acre
lot & walk to the beach
#47875 $449,500


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Developers own 4th floor South 5-yr old 3/2 Amelia Island Outstanding Morrison-built
end 3/2 unit has all the best home w/hardiboard exterior, 4/3 has hardwood floors, 42"
upgrades & new HVAC & water fencedyard, slate floors, custom wood cabinets, 3 car garage
heater Price includes 3 garages wood cabinets, granite tops. No and oversized fenced yard.
and 4 storage unitsHomeowner Assn fees! #47799 $370,000
#47856 $650.000 #47834 S219.000
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LEON STREET
Big corner lot and one of the
highest elevations on Amelia
Island. 3BR/2BA with wood
floors, gas fireplace. MAKE AN
OFFER on this short sale!
#47040 5149,900










Great price on this low country
style marshview home in Yulee.
Upgrades include 12' ceiling.
hardwood and tile floors
screened porch.
#47320 $270.000


Amelia Island
Barrington $119,900
Calhoun St. $110,000
First Ave $164,000/$325,000
Blackbeards Place $299,000

Off-Island
Amberwood Ln $87,600
Bennett Avenue 225,500/$350,0(
Blackrock Rd 1.8 acres $99,000
Brady Point Rd. $480,000
Cayman Circle $90,000
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


Gaines Ln. $110,000
Offshore Drive $184,900
Pinedale Road $110,000
White Street $149,000
10th Street $48,000

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 Heritage $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


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Spacious 4BR/3BA home conven
lent to everything Large screen
porch overlooks inground pool
4th BR has its own bath and den
Home Warranty provided
#47865 $299,900


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


OCEANVIEW DUPLEX
Watch the waves roll onto the
beach from this spotless
Up/Down duplex. New roof,
updated plumbing, electric,
windows & A/C.
#47913 $375,000


Great Amelia Island starter home
or investment Currently rented,
this 3/2 is on a heavily wooded
corner lot on a cul-de sac New
septic tank Reduced $18,000
4i7110fl 1R 000


NASSAU LAMKE
Kayakers will love this 2005 4/2
stucco home on the canal to
Bahama Lake Home has
screened porch, tile floors, open
floor plan Reduced $50,000
#47495 $179,000


609 Appliances

G.E. WASHER & DRYER SET - 6 mos.
old, extra large capacity, like new
condition. $500/OBO. (904)261-3466


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




701 Boats & Trailers

16'9" BOSTON WHALER - w/70hp
Mercury Force motor & trailer. $3,500/
OBO. (904)261-7060
14' Happy Trails Boat - Gator trailer,
15hp Evinrude motor, bait well, rod
holders, swivel seats, new gas tank,
good cond. $1200. (912)882-5921
172 BAY HAWK 88 - Center console,
Evinrude 70, runs perfect, great river
boat! Electronics, Bimini. $2,500. (904)
206-0005

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

GREAT FAMILY HOMES - 3BR/2BA
doublewide on 1/2 acre, new roof &
A/C, 2 sheds, Yellow Bluff, $95,000.
3BR/2BA doublewide, new carpet, tile,
A/C, Yulee, $109,900. Build or move
your home on this great corner lot in
Yulee, $79,900. Brick home, 4BR/2BA,
fireplace, 2 sheds, corner acre, Yulee,
$149,900. Lauralynn Lewis, 206-1059,
Nick Deonas Realty.

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

S804 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
ON ISLAND - House for sale, 1330
Clinch Dr. 2BR/1.5BA, eat-in kitchen,
large family room & separate living
room with fireplace. The home is
currently rented. Great investment.
$153,000. 415-0371 or 415-3160
Totally Remodeled Ranch - 1200sf.
Quiet, stable neighborhood. New
siding, systems roof, windows, appl'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
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


INTERSTATE 95 EXPOSURE AT US 17 - GOOD ASSEMBLAGE
POTENTIAL for medium sized site Corner location with good
access $850,000
YULEE MINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow your
own self storage facility and/or add new retail/office. 570 on
U.S 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2 acres.
$1,575,000
15 CITY LOTS - 3- and Fir Streets. Zoned MU-1 and R2.
Good for townhome, duplex or industrial $525,000

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805 Beaches

OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT CONDO -
in Sand Dollar Villas. Recent multi-
million renovation. Best view in
complex, on 3rd floor. $425K. (904)
234-8986

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

S807 Condominiums
UNBELIEVABLE BUY - Ocean Park.
$329,000. Approx $100K below
appraisal. Upscale furnishings included.
(478)256-5563

808 Off Island/Yulee
NORTH HAMPTON - Marsh front
estate home. 4000+ sq. ft., 5BR/4BA.
Offered at $750,000. Call owner (407)
460-2934.
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. $169,900. (904)277-8780

S809 Lots
FLORIDA FORECLOSURE - 37 ac.,
$39,900. Nice homesite setting in
picturesque oak grove. Tons of deer &
wildlife. Perfect for hunters. Call Jack
at (800)242-1802. ANF
LOT FOR SALE - .67 acres on Roses
Bluff Rd. 475+ feet of road frontage.
$29,900. (904)753-3916
20+ ACRES - & & post & beam barn
$119,900. New 22x30 post & beam
barn built on gorgeous 20+ acres in
the country. Potential to subdivide.
Near FL/GA border - 90 minutes
Jacksonville. Exc. Financing. Call now
(800)898-4409 ext. 2167. ANF
OWNER FINANCING - Large lot near
Kingsley Plantation & Big Talbot area.
Borders state park. Marsh views. Ft.
George Rd. Reduced for quick sale.
$149,000. (904)249-0346
MARSH FRONT LOT - in Jordon's
Cove on McGirts Creek. Approx. 3/4
acre. $99K. Financing available. Call
(904)234-8986.
BEAUTIFUL ONE ACRE LOT - ready
for home or mobile home. Arnie
Zetterower, RE/MAX Professional Group
(904)415-2686. $49,900.
ONE ACRE WOODED LOT - on South
end of Amelia Island. Private road off
AIA. Build your dream home with
marsh views. $425,000. Call (631)
873-9895.

1 813 Investment Property
EXCELLENT LOCATION - 2105
Belvedere Ave. Great project home for
remodel and flip. $109,000. (904)753-
3916

1 814 West Nassau County
NEW 3BR/2BA - on 1.25 acres. Oak
cabinets, garden tub, tiled baths. Well,
septic tank. Owner financing w/approv-
ed credit. Pymts as low as $987
w/down pymt. (904)753-2155






851 Roommate Wanted

ROOMMATE WANTED - to share a
clean 3BR/2BA house close to beach.
$500/mo. includes utilities and wireless
DSL. (904)557-4785


851 Roommate Wanted I

FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL FEMALE
ROOMMATE - needed to share 2BR/
2BA condo. $450/mo. + 1/2 utilities.
No pets. (912)674-8489
TO SHARE - Ocean view upper apt.,
3BR/1BA, Ig front deck, W/D, d/w.
$600/mo., all bills included. Cable &
Internet all rooms. 937 N. Fletcher
Ave. or call (904)310-6817.

S 852 Mobile Homes

3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE - in Nassau-
ville on 1 acre w/CH&A, front & back
porches. Pet considered. $700/mo. +
$700 dep. Avail 1/15. (904)556-6042
WATERFRONT - Dock & boat storage.
Deep water. 3BR/2BA, 1 acre lot,
privacy fence. $875/mo. (904)779-
9007
DWMH - 3BR/2BA, great condition &
location in Yulee, 1/2 acre lot.
$850/mo. + deposit. (904)430-7676
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
225-5577.
2BR TRAILER - Nassauville. Big yard,
over acre. Call for more details. $700/
mo. + $700 deposit. (904)753-0165
BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
(904)261-6486.
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - Private
location, new paint. $650/mo. +
deposit. Call (904)583-1431.
3BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $750/mo. + $750 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
RENT TO OWN - $550 down, no
interest. 2 & 3 BR Units available in
trailer park. Call (904)572-2330.
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - for rent.
$500/mo. + $400 deposit. Call 583-
0278.
MH FOR RENT - 2BR/1.5BA on large
lake lot. W/D included. $700/mo. +
$700 dep. Service animals only. Call
(904)277-7132.
2BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $700/mo. + $700 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
SINGLE WIDE - in peaceful Yulee
neighborhood. 3BR/2BA. Pets OK.
Rent $700/mo. Call (904)859-0055.
2BR MOBILE HOME - on 1 acre land,
with pond. Great fishing. $625/mo.
(904)491-8768
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - on 1.5
acres, nice clean place on Lonnie Crews
Rd. $800/mo. + dep. (904)866-7880
or (904)277-3710


854 Rooms

BEAUTIFUL NEW DECOR - $100-
$150/wk. Service animals only. (904)
225-5151
ROOMS RENT - Blackrock, 4BR. $400/
mo. Utilities included. (904)753-2457


855 Apartments
Furnished

AT BEACH - 2BR, utils incl, $175/wk.
or $695/mo. + $600 dep. Also, 2-3BR
MH's in park starting $150/wk. or
$600/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034
2BR/1BA Furnished Oceanfront
Duplex - for rent at 830 N Fletcher.
Master bedroom & living room that
opens onto a covered oceanfront deck.
CH&A and washer/dryer. Rent is $1000
downstairs with $700 deposit. $100
off 2nd months rent with minimum 6
month lease. All utilities included.
No smoking. Service animals only.
Good credit & references required.
Please call 277-3317 or email
rlemmond comcast.net.

1BR APT. FULLY FURNISHED - A.I.,
gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. $1050. No smoking. (904)
206-1071 or 321-4262

APTS. AVAILABLE - Downtown &
oceanfront, starting at $550/mo. Pets
welcome w/pet fee. Up to 3BR/3BA,
furnished or unfurnished. 321-2222


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S 3032 S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
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A Fine Oceanfront Lot! 75 wide, great TWO 50' OCEANFRONT LOTS on Amelia DOUBLE WIDE, 2/2, 906 SF "AS-IS" of little value
Island wide open views of the sparling but hvable Includes a good dock on tidal creek, goes
location for your oceanfront retreat! In the Atlantic, classic beach house 3 BR/2BA, W/ dry on low tide Also has well built concrete block
700 block of S. Fletcher. R-1 zoning prima- 1... ... ... .. .. .... ...... garage, 20x20, onelarge door OWNER HAS OPTION
rily long term residents and second home 1.. . ... . . .... ... TO NOT SELL M H WITHTHE LAND, JUST SELL
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owners in the area. $1,200,000 1. . ... . -. .-. , In = '. ' .11 $249,000 MLS#47368
Divide


LANCEFORD CREEK FRONTAGE Great Primary Residence or vacation getaway or AWESOME VIEW OF EGAN'S CREEK &
approx 2.45 acres with small home located slandnvestment Lots ofspace &in private location Ft. Clinch State Park. Single family estate lot
off of Freeman Rd. Deep water access, 115' in this beachside community Right across the tens adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island
courts All tile downstairs w/ carpet in bedrooms Lighthouse. 370+/- Ft on navigable Egans
of frontage. A great investment at this price upstairs Gas fireplace n dining room Seller will pay Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east
$550,000 6 mo ass fees Will do lease/purchase coast. Possible oceanview and/or view or down-
Was$272,900, the $249,500 Now $199,000! townFemandina Beach. $1,095,000
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WONDERFUL OCEANVIEW HOME. ENERGY EFFICIENT home under con-
Used as a second home. In great condition, struction at Pirate's Wood. 2,374 hsf,
Easy beach access across the street. Stucco 4BR/2.5BA on a 1/2 acre lot, tile, wood &
exterior, sid entry garage. Nice wide lot with carpeting, solid surface countertops in
unopened street on the south side for more pn- kitchen w/ island, gas package, large master
vacy. Wet bar and atium make this a very
attractive and entertaning property $725,000 suite, great floorplan. Pre-construction.
$325,000


STUNNING SPARTINA MARSH &
Belle's River views from this lot in the
Chester area. 1.3 +/- acres. Potential for
deepwater access. Was $433,000 now
$385,000


NICE MODULAR HOME - off Lents Rd on
one acre. 3 BR/2BA w/over 1500 sf
$210,000. Will divide 1/2 acre $50,000.
Home and 1/2 acre. $160,000


WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACH 5 oversized lots off Robert
Oliver in Egans Landing Sub Reduced $275,000 or all five lots for
$1,375,000
MH LOT ON RADIO AVE. Old MH of little value $83,2000
50X100 LOT on Tarpon Ave $325,000
SWMH in Wilson Neck area Beautiful lot $82,900
OCEANFRONT HOTEL SITE - 215' on the Atlantic
Will divide Conditional use approved by City for hotel $5,900,000
MARSHFRONT LOT in River Oaks Sub 1 ac +/- $389,000


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AMELIA PARK OFFICE CONDO -
Fronts S. 14th Street. 3 separate office
rooms plus reception, bath, and break
area. Approx 910 s.f. $265,000 For Sale
or Lease









GREAT LOCATION on secluded & quiet road
within maritime forests Backs onto Golf Club of
Ameha Island Great opportunity for a remodel with-
in this unique enclave on avery large lot that's just a
short distance to the ocean Possible oceanview from
a third story Lot dimensions are approx
148'xllO'x60'xl28'150' List price $585,500


OCEANFRONT LOT 75'foras ingle family hne700 block ofS Fletcher$1,200,000
TWO ACRE MH LOTS OFF LINDA RD in Wilson Neck Oll MH with
vested impact fees $175,000 Wells & septicsin place
2 PIRATESWOOD LOTS 1/2 acre $75,000 Nearly 1 acre $125,000
OCEANVIEW LOT-72'x 125'no tmeframe to build $315,000
TWO ADJOINING OCEANFRONT LOTS, each 50' in
the 2200 block of S Fetcher Nice cottage included Will considerdiiding.
$2,249,00


OCEANFRONT HOTEL SITE 215' on the Atlantic. Will divide.
Conditional use approved by City for hotel. $5,900,000
PRIME FRONTAGE ALONG US 17 just north of AlA, High
development area in the heart of Yulee. $495,000. Plans for an
11,00 s.f. Medical Complex on file.
200" US 17 FRONTAGE, 2400 of Block bldg. vested
concurrency Zoned CI
$550,000
64 ACRES along Amelia Island
Parkway for a Master Planned -
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856 Apartments
Unfurnished
1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS - for
rent starting at $625. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS - for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at www.atcdevelopment.com.
2BR/1BA Unfurnished Beachside
Duplex - for rent at 832 N Fletcher--
less than 200 feet to the beach. Living
rooms open on to covered oceanview
decks. Completely remodeled through-
out with new paint, flooring &
appliances. Each unit has CH&A &
washer/dryer. Rent is $975 upstairs
with 6 month lease & $700 deposit---
$100.00 off 2nd months rent with
minimum 6 month lease---All utilities
included except telephone. Service
animals only. No smoking. Good credit
& references required. Call 277-3317
or email rlemmond@comcast.net.
COTTAGE FOR RENT - 1BR/1BA.
Utilities included. No smoking. Service
animals only. $750/mo. (904)277-3828
835 ELLEN ST. - (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
0006
COZY & BRIGHT - 1BR garage apt.
Historic district, 322 N. 3rd St. Big
deck upstairs, central air. $595/mo.
261-6846.
SMALL 1BR - at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
$650/mo. (904)335-1665
OCEAN VIEW 2BR - No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
OCEANVIEW - Upstairs duplex, 2BR/
1BA. A/C, hardwood floors, dish-
washer, W/D hookup. $850/mo. 57 S.
Fletcher. (904)277-7622
OCEANVIEW - 3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$1025/mo. + dep. (904)386-1005
CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS - Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
(904) 277-1983.
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
NICE 2BR/1BA - Newly refurbished.
$480-$580/mo. (904)315-1757 or
613-8401.

857 Condos-FurnishedI
1BR FULLY FURNISHED CONDO -
Utilities included. $1175/mo. Amelia
Island Plantation. Call Terri at (904)
261-4743.


Nassau

Club
Apartments
BestAddress in FernandinaBeach
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
'UNLIKE THE REST!'


/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
/ Business Center
/ Gated Community

Call for Specials
+ (904)277-2500


857 Condos-Furnishedl 1858 Condos-Unfurnished 1860 Homes-Unfurnished 860 Homes-UnfurnishedI


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/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - Fernan-
dina Shores. $775/mo. + deposit. No
smoking. New carpet/paint. Call 277-
1818 day. 261-3423 after 6.


1858 Condos-Unfurnished I 859Homes-Furnished I


Summer Beach Village - 3BR/2BA,
gar., furn, gated comm., pool, mins to
beach. $800/wk. (off season), $2300/
mo. incl until. 261-6204, 206-0035
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED -
Beautiful new decor. 3BR/2BA. $880-
$980/mo. (904)315-1757 or 613-8401

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/1BA HOUSE - on island. Con-
venient location, secluded, recent
remodel, dishwasher, W/D hookup,
refrig. $850/mo., deposit, lease, refer-
ences required! (904)753-1116
2200SF HOME - 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage att-
ached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1450/mo.
2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH - BEST DEAL.
LEASE/OPT/BUY. Newer 3BR/2BA
home in Heron Isles, CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $950/mo. (916)300-3039
3BR/1BA HOUSE - on island,
$750/mo. + security. Also, private 1
room furnished w/bath, refrigerator &
TV, $450/mo. (904)225-2484


,a, Ave..... . __._ _ _______ SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
community, close to shopping & school. porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
$1000/mo. (904)583-2009 Available immediately. (904)206-0817






Countryside Apartments

M0n & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1 pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103




Yulee Villas

Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
(904) 225-5810 1




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


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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 Amnelia center!


Mi t .A! (904) 261-0791
www.atcdevelopment.com


AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION -
Beautifully furnished 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo. + utilities. No
smoking. (910)695-9935
OCEAN FRONT - 2/2 condo at
exclusive Amelia Surf & Racquet Club.
$1500/mo. Utilities not incl. Option to
purchase. 277-4284, (904)583-8733


4BR/3BA - in Ocean Oaks, pool,
2812sf, close to beach. $1950/mo.
Available now, executive relo terms
considered. (904)556-2929
AVAILABLE NOW - 2BR/1BA home on
island with hardwood floors & all
appliances. $825/mo. Call 415-0303.
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.
3BR/2BA - Pirates Woods on water.
$1200/mo. (904)491-0519 or 945-
2139
3BR/2BA HOME - in town. 1 yr. old.
For rent or sale option. Rent credit.
(904)753-0025
1125-B NATURES WALK CT. - Spa-
cious 3BR/2.5BA/2-car garage, corner
lot. $1150 + dep. Non-smoking. Avail
2/1. (386)312-1015, (904)556-4445


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/2BA - Meadowfield Bluff subd.
$950/mo. First & last month. Call
(904)335-0333.


RENTALS
1414 lanSt. - 2BR/1BA Southend
$650/mo.
95067 Mobley Heights - 3BR/2BA DWMH,
light & bright. $895/mo.
2288-A First Ave. - 2,000 st, garage,
3/2.5. $1595/mo.
85139 Jamie Rd. - 3/2 acre fenced.
$995/mo.
Call Sandy Mick
Palm III, Property Management
(904) 321-0457


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


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


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


SEA CHASE
Fabulous oceanfront condos. 3 and 4
bedrooms, 2 pools and 2 tennis courts. One
level units available. Prices start at
$1.175.000.


1738 REGATTA DRIVE 1 3Z7 AUTUMN TRACE
Spacious brick home in Golfside South. Corner lot Wonderful Intracoastal lot located on the South end of the Island.
with beautiful landscaping. Sunroom with summer Pn acre of bea utifua l wooded a ropel ! Use otae'as. iost
kitchen. Upper storage room heated & cooled. demolish and build your dream home. Enjoy the amazing sunsets
$749,900 MLS #43552 and very quiet location. $774,900 MLS #48035


SAILMAKER VILLAS
Oceanfront and pool side units in the heart
of Summer Beach. 2 or 3 bedrooms starting
at $329,000. Perfect for rentals.


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


THE PRESERVE LOTS!
5 bedroom, 5 bathrooms, living room, dining Build your dream home on a wooded,
room, morning room in kitchen and deck w/ golf course or water front lot with dock.
view of pond. One bedroom is separate out- Prices from $129,000.
side guest suite. $699,900 MLS #44728

VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE AT WWW.REALTOR.COM

Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!


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
VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE AT WWW.REALTOR.COM

Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!


MAIN SALES OFFICE

(800) 322-7448

(904) 261-0624


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Amelia Island, Florida


MAIN SALES OFFICE SUMMERR

(800) 322-7448 ( R. D ALTY

(904) 261-0624 Amelia Island, Florida


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


5456 First Coast Highway * Amelia Island, FL 32034


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2BR/2BA TOWNHOME - with 2-car
garage on south end of Amelia Island.
Newly carpeted/painted and well main-
tained. $895/mo. with 1st mo. rent
free. Security deposit required. Pets
accepted. Call Laily (904)415-8256.
2BR/2BA FLAT - at Amelia Woods,
pool, tennis and near beach. Available
now. $850/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.
(904)261-8030.
LUXURY CONDO - 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in spe-
cial, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-9525
2BR/2BA CONDO - on the water in
Amelia Lakes, 1st floor, beautiful
fitness center & pool. $850/mo. Call
(904)261-2061.
AVAILABLE NOW - at the Colony,
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage townhouse.
Close to beach & shops. $875/mo. +
utils. (904)261-1431, (904)556-5162
CAPE SOUND TOWNHOUSE - 3BR/
3BA, 2786 sq. ft., private elevator,
garage, stainless steel appliances, gat
ed with pool, fitness center. $1450/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - 1 & 1/2
blks to beach. Renovated. Patio, W/D,
new appliances. $1000/mo. 833A
Tarnnn Ave ( n904)206-0817


$99.��MOVES HUGE 1,2,3

YOU IN BEDROOMS
Limited Time * W/D Connections
* Large Closets
* Pirvate Pations
. Sparkling Pool
* Tennis Courts
* Exercise Room
* Close to Shopping
* Twenty Minutes to
Jacksonville & Fernandina
City Apartments with Country Charm

(k (904) 845-2922
37149 Cody Circle
Eastwoo aks Hilliard, Florida
APARTM ENTS Mon.- Fri8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.


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HOMELESS ANIMALS...
THEY'RE DYING FOR
A 2ND CHANCE.
Adopt A Companion Today
A Public Service Announcement
of The News-Leader

LONG TERM RENTALS
OFF ISLAND
*Amelia Lakes Condos, gated,
pool & fitness center, screened
patios, 1/1, W/D $700. 2/2, W/D
$895
* Lofton Pt., 3/2, on lake, 1700 sq.
ft., W/D, $1150
*Amelia National, home,
Sunflower Ct., 4/3, 2650 s.f.,
lawncare incl. $1,650

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
included. $995
*1397 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 $1095
Call Patricia Turner
Rental Property Manager
Cell:
904-556-9586
www.firstcoaslrentalad&s.com
PALM Ill REALTY Member FARPM
474303 E State Road 200 l rot Mange)


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2000 LEXUS ES 300 2005 KIA OPTIMA
White with Tan Leather Interior Sunroof, LX Model. Green with Beige Interior.
AM/FM/CD Changer w/ Premium Sound, Auto/Stick Shift; AM/FM/CD, AC;
Power Everything, Alloy Wheels, Auto, AC, Power Locks, Windows, Cruise & Tilt.
V6, Heated Seats and Keyless Entry. Extra Low Miles and a Great Gas Saver!
Clean! Stop By and See This Beauty! Excellent Car At a Great Price!


VALUE PRICED '8,950


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2001 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 199
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Liftgate, Keyless Entry, ABS, AM/FM CD Interior.
Tape, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Chrome Locks &
Wheels, White With Gray Interior Very Tilt, Key
Clean Minivan! Call Or Come In Today Extra Cle
For This Great Family Vehicle! Waiting

VALUE PRICED '8,450








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


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del. Green with Gray
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Windows, Auto, AC, Cruise,
less Entry, CD, 1 Owner,
an. This Great Gas Saver is
lust for You!
VALUE PRICED '7,950
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2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM
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Super Clean. Low Miles and
Very Well Maintained. Race
Red with Full Power Options.

VALUE PRICED '6,950


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B Model. Red with Gray Interior.
hing Fiberglass Topper, 3.0 V6,
, Cruise & Tilt. Power Locks,
& Mirrors. AM/FM/Cassette,
ar Window, Alloy Wheels & Keyless
top By and See This One-Owner


VALUE PRICED '4,950 |


Place Your Ad Today! Call (904) 261-3696


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- V6, AC and Like New Everywhere! 3 Row
Seating, Alloy Wheels and So Much
More. Priced to Sell Quickly. Call today!

VALUE PRICED
5$7,950


1860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/1BA - CH&A, hardwood floors,
new appliances, fenced yard, patio,
shed, close to schools. $950/mo. First,
last & good references. (904)583-5205
1ST MONTH RENT FREE - 4BR/2BA in
Lakewood subdivision. $1200/mo.
(904)753-4559
YULEE - 86093 Kutana Dr., 3BR/2BA
MH. Very clean and bright, privacy.
$595/mo. 261-6846
1387 FIR ST. - Centrally located
3BR/2BA, 2-story townhome w/garage.
Pets welcome. $950/mo. Available
now. 1st mo's electric free. 335-0307
3BR/2BA - in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $1300/mo.
(904)583-0683

860 Homes-Unfurnished
Foreclosed Home Auction - Florida
statewide auction starts Feb 7th. 1000
homes must be sold! Free brochure
(800)678-0517, USHomeAuction.com
REDC. ANF
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
DOCK YOUR BOAT - & live on Lofton
Creek. 4BR/3.SBA, newly remodeled.
$1500/mo. + deposit. Call (904)206-
3380.





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* FIRST AVE. - 3BR/2BA unit close to the
beach with 1 car garage. $1,050/mo.
Available now.
* S. FLETCHER AVE. - 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.
* FIRST AVE. - 2 BR/2.5BA, located
close to the beach. $895/mo. Available
Now.
* ROBERT OLIVER- 3BD/2BA house.
Close to Beech. Community pool
1,275.mo Available Now.
* HERON ISLE - 3BR/2BA house. 2-car
Garage. $995/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.
Visit Amelia-era.com or more listings.


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bed P/U. $2500 Firm. (904)556-1251
Real Estate, Inc. CURTISS H.

- LASSERRE


* 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.
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St,
Just off of Centre St Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo. + util & tax
* Corner of Centre and 4th St. High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
-Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
+ tax.


Real Estate. Inc.


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LONG TERM
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,
w/ 2 car garage + utilities, pool &
tennis included. $950/mo.
*2BR/1.5BA on Kentucky Ave
$850/mo + util.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs
Apt. $1,000/mo. + util.
*First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA Unfurn w/
garage. Short distance to beach.
$875.
*3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods,
short distance to beach, pool,
tennis. Will do lease purchase
$1,250/mo. + util.
*3BR/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/MONTH-
LY 2BR/I BA Oceanview.
487 S. Fletcher. Call for more
information

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CHARMING 1BR HOUSE - 3 blks from
8th St. $550/mo. + utilities. Deposit &
ref's required. Some work in exchange
for rent possible. (904)206-4169
3/2 DW - approx 1700 sq ft.
Fireplace, DW, utility room, 2 refers, 1
acre. $900/mo + deposit. (904)556-
1948
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
261-9129.
American Beach - 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1200/mo. Beach-
way - 23732 Arrigo Pl., 3BR/2BA,
1960sf, pool, $1400/mo. Beaches -
3453 First Ave., 1452sf, 4BR/2BA, 1
blk ocean, $1300/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.
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
3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
753-2230

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

S863 Office
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - Down-
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597


BUSINESS OFFICE - 500 sq. ft. 116K miles, pwr windows, pwr locks,
Zoned MU1. Excellent location. Call sun roof, 4-cyl. eng., AM/FM/CD. Exc
(904) 277-3809 vehicle for student. $5199. 277-7673


863 Office I
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
SEVERAL OFFICES - from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George
(904)557-5644

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

865 Warehouse
LIVE/WORK - 4000+ sq. ft. ware-
house w/apt., office, & loading docks.
10 ft. ceilings. $1700/mo. Call (904)
321-2222.



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.
1996 HONDA ACCORD WAGON -


2003 FORD FOCUS
ZTS Model. Loaded! Sunroof, Leather,
Power Locks, Windows, Cruise & Tilt.
Auto, AC, Spoiler, Alloys, AM/FM 6-Disk
CD. Green with Tan Interior. Very Sharp
Focus! Stop By and See This Great Gas
Saver!
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