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Smurfit files for bankruptcy


MICHAEL PARNELL
News Leader
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.
operations, including the mill and box
plant in Fernandina Beach, were con-
tinuing normally Tuesday after the
company announced that it had filed
for bankruptcy protection.
There were no immediate
announced changes affecting the hun-
dreds of local employees at one of
Nassau County's largest employers,


Marina



grant



divides



- still
ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
The Waterfronts Florida Partner-
ship Committee has agreed to ask the
city of Fernandina Beach to take anoth-
er look at a federal grant meant to attract
transient boaters to the downtown
waterfront, according to committee
chair Lou Goldman.
Committee members hope to
broach the matter at a city workshop
being held to discuss the city marina
and beach access scheduled for 5:30
p.m. today at City Hall, said Goldman.
The federal grant, called the Boating
Infrastructure Grant Program, or BigP,
is supposed to cover $1.6 million of the
estimated $5.6 million to improve the
marina. So far, about $850,000 of the
money has been used for dredging.
The BigP grant is meant to only pay
for initial, one-time dredging and other
amenities, but according to City
Manager Michael Czymbor, the grant
project has been extended so many
times that dredging will have to be done
again before the waterfront project is
finished. Czymbor says the city may
be able to find other grants to pay for
dredging that will be needed on an
ongoing basis.
The grant was awarded to the city in
early 2006. Funded by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, it is specifically
used to fund support facilities for visit-
ing boaters. According to a Fish &
Wildlife Service website, improvements
include slips, mooring buoys, docks,
safe harbors, piers, breakwaters, bulk-
heads, channel markers and other
amenities.
"We're interested in saving as much
money as we can to increase revenue,"
said Goldman, adding that he was con-
cerned about the cost of dredging the
river on a regular basis for transient
boaters.
But City Marina Director Coleman
Langshaw said that, because the grant
is a package, the city cannot just give
part of it back if a decision is made to
not go forward with it. Langshaw said
the city could also run the risk of being
"blacklisted" when applying for other
grants.
"If we were to give it up," said

Work session
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'We are taking this action to become a more
financially healthy company.'
PATRICK J. MOORE, CHAIRMAN AND CEO
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER CORP.


which has been in business here for
seven decades. Smurfit has almost
1,000 employees at its Fernandina and
Jacksonville facilities, and about 20,000


at 150 plants in the U.S., Canada and
Europe.
The company announced Monday
that its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries


have filed voluntary petitions for reor-
ganization under Chapter 11 in U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.
Chapter 11 allows a company to reor-
ganize and continue operations while
protected from its creditors. All oper-
ations outside of the U.S. and Canada
were excluded from the process.
"The company plans to use this
process to restructure its debt, result-
ing in a capital structure more suited
SMURFIT Continued on 3A


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Boaters enjoy the winter sunset on the Amelia River, above. Pelicans enjoy the evenings along the river
too, below.


Langshaw, "it would hurt our reputation
for getting grants in the future." He
added that, when considering the future
of the marina, the whole picture should
be taken into perspective.
"The race has started and the hors-
es are coming in," said Langshaw. "It's
not a simple thing, I wish people would
appreciate that."
Goldman also expressed some
doubts about the need for a transient-
boater welcome center on the water-
front - a grant requirement that has
been the subject of some controversy
because of its expense, which must be
shared by the city. It has also been con-
troversial because city commissioners
keep changing the welcome center's
location, size and design. The delay
has caused the city to ask the Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission for
at least one amendment to the grant,
plus a time extension.
The city has also paid about $87,000
to VIA Concepts of Jacksonville for con-
ceptual drawings for the welcome cen-
ter and waterfront park - designs that
most likely will never be used if the
grant is stopped.
"Why can't we just put a sign on the
train depot that says 'Welcome
Center'?" Goldman asked.
Other mistakes have been made on
the waterfront since the grant was
MARINA Continued on 3A


'NO ISSUE WITH NOISE'


Sarah Burnley, owner of
Celtic Charm, is not com-
plaining about noise from
her neighbor Pompeo's
bar. "I love this city. I
have no issue with the
noise," she said, calling
Pompeo's owner Mario
Manganaro "a considerate
neighbor and a good
friend." Burnley said it is
her landlord, owner of the
building, who has com-
plained about noise. That
wasn't made clear in a
News-Leader story Friday.
The building's other ten-
ant, who lives upstairs,
has a different view. See
Voice of the People, 7A.
ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER


Sapp


wont



run



again

MICHAEL PARNELL
News Leader
Longtime Fernandina Beach
Commissioner Ron Sapp has decided
not to seek reelection in April.
Two of the five commission seats
are up for election this year - Sapp's
and that of Mayor Bruce Malcolm. The
decision by Sapp, who has been a lone-
SAPP Continued on 3A




Dickson


departs


job at arts


academy

ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
Richard Dickson, executive director
of the Amelia Arts Academy for the
past 11 years, has left his position effec-
tive Jan. 30.
His departure was announced in a
Monday press release from the presi-
dent of the academy board of directors,
Keith Thompson. "Dickson resigned
last week," Thompson said Monday. "It
was his decision.
There was no hidden
agenda or reasons
behind it."
Dickson declined
to comment on his . i
leaving the academy
and referred ques-
tions to his attorney,
Buddy Jacobs. Dickson
Jacobs said
Dickson has taken a
position as musical director of
Gathering Dinner Theater in Mandarin
Square, Jacksonville, where he has
"been in rehearsal for a couple of
months." According to Jacobs,
Dickson's first performance there will
be within the next two weeks.
Dickson is staying on as director of
the Amelia Plantation Chapel, he said.
"The community is certainly going
to miss him," Jacobs said. "He's a nation-
al figure in arts education, and one of
the finest people we have in the coun-
ty. He can get extraordinary people to
come here."
The arts academy will be "under-
taking a survey to evaluate how best to
fulfill the cultural needs of Fernandina
Beach, Nassau County and Northeast
Florida," according to its press release.
"We have the greatest respect for
Mr. Dickson and wish him the best,"
wrote Thompson. "We are in the
process of re-evaluating the direction of
the arts academy and seeking new lead-
ership."
The nonprofit Amelia Arts Academy,
located in the Peck Community Center,
was started 17 years ago and offers
music and visual arts programs for chil-
dren and adults regardless of their abil-
ity to pay.

'The community is
certainly going to miss
him, he's a national figure
in arts education.'
BUDDY JACOBS
ATTORNEY FOR RICHARD DICKSON


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28,2009 NEWS News-Leader


50 YEARS AGO

Florida Gov. Leroy
Collins offered to meet with
Georgia Gov. Ernest Van-
diver in Fernandina Beach
to discuss construction of a
bridge linking Fernandina
with St. Marys, Ga.
January 29, 1959

25 YEARS AGO

Jasmine Street would be


completed through to South
Fletcher Avenue by spring,
shortening the drive to the
local hospital, county offi-
cials said. January 25, 1984

10 YEARS AGO

Nassau County hired
Mike Mullin as its first full-
time county attorney.
Mullin, who had been serv-
ing part-time, closed his pri-
vate practice as a result.
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OBITUARIES


Joseph Cecil ".C."
BlalockSr.
Joseph Cecil "J.C." Blalock
Sr., 72, of Monteagle, Tenn.,
passed away Thursday, Jan. 15,
2009 in Nashville, Tenn. He was
a retired businessman having
owned and operated Blalock
Propane and Blalock Building
Supplies. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church, Tracy
City, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife,
Mary Beatrice Blalock,
Monteagle, Tenn.; sons, Joseph
(Teresa) Blalock Jr., Jerome
(Virginia) Blalock and Jay
(Teresa) Blalock, all of
Monteagle, Tenn.; daughters,
Debbie (Larry) Roberts, Estill
Springs, Tenn.; Dianna (Reggie)
Jacobs, Fernandina Beach; 13
grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, Jan. 18 in the funeral
home chapel with the Rev. Ben
Curtis and the Rev. Ron
Kimbrell officiating. Burial was
in Summerfield Cemetery.
Foster and Lay FuneralHome
Tracy City, Tenn.

Dorothy"Mo"
Chabot
Mrs. Dorothy "Mo" Chabot,
age 52, of Fernandina Beach,
passed away on Sunday
evening, Jan. 25, 2009 at the
Morris Center of Community
Hospice in Jacksonville.
A native of Missouri, as a
teenager she and her family
moved to Apopka. In 1986, she,
her husband
and their fam-
ily moved to
Fernandina
Beach. Mrs.
Chabot had
worked with
Winn-Dixie
for the past
18 years, beginning her career
at the Fernandina Beach store
on Eighth Street, and for the
past 10 years had worked as the
Pricing Manager at the new
Winn-Dixie store in Yulee. An
avid saltwater fisherman, she
and her husband enjoyed their
time together in the boat as well
as their time in Biloxi.
She leaves behind her hus-
band of 32 years, Leonard
Chabot, Fernandina Beach;
four sons, Shannon Julie)
Thompson, Fleming Island,
Jeremy Chabot, Jason (Sandye)
Chabot and Ashton Chabot,
all of Fernandina Beach; a spe-
cial grandson, Ashton Tyler
Chabot; two brothers, three sis-
ters and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be at 7
p.m. on Thursday in the
Burgess Chapel with the Rev.
Jackie Hayes officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be
her coworkers and other
employees ofWinn-Dixie.
Mrs. Chabot will be laid to
rest at a later date. Guests and
friends are invited to visit on
Thursday from 5-7 p.m., prior to
the funeral service at the funer-
al home.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors

Timothy Allen
Diotte
Timothy Allen Diotte, 40, of
Hilliard, passed away Jan. 18,
2009.
Mr. Diotte was born Sept.
27, 1968 in Towson, Md., to
Darrell Clarence and Rosemary
Cropf Diotte. Timothy was a
Master Mechanic with
Dickinson Fleet Trucking Co.
and was an avid hunter.
He is survived by his wife
Mary Diotte of Hilliard; four
sons, Timothy Caylup,
Christopher Allen, Michael
Anthony and Ethan Rylee
Diotte; mother, Rosemary
Loss; a sister, Shelby Stover;
three brothers, James, Darrell
and Donnie Diotte; mother-in-
law, Barbara Brackett; sister
Tammy (Adam) Bosley;
nephews Owen and "Little
Darrell" as well as other nieces
and nephews, aunts, uncles and
cousins.
Memorial services were
held on Monday in the chapel of
Callahan Funeral Home with
Pastor Stephen Wolgamott offi-
ciating.
Callahan FuneralHome, Inc


Margery H. Freas
Mrs. Margery H. Freas, of
Amelia Island, beloved wife of
Arthur K Freas, passed away
on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at
Shands Medical Center in
Jacksonville.
Arrangements will be
announced.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors
Thomas F. Gorham
Thomas E Gorham, 74, of
Amelia Island passed away
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at
Osprey Village Assisted Living
on Amelia Island.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
he had previously resided in
Lake Forest, Ill., from the mid
1980s until he relocated to
Amelia Island in 1998. During
his military career Mr. Gorham
served faithfully in the U.S.
Marine Corps for a number of
years before his honorable dis-
charge. Following his military
service, he worked as a financial
executive in the finance indus-
try until his retirement.
After moving to Amelia
Island, he and his family were
longtime members of St.
Michael Catholic Church in
Fernandina Beach. He was pre-
ceded in death by his wife of 42
years, Maryellen S. Gorham, in
December 2001, and by his son,
Michael T Gorham, in May
2002.
He is survived by his son,
John S. Gorham of Amelia
Island; three daughters, Maura
Boehm and Margaret Wanick,
both of Annapolis, Md., and
Kathryn O'Hagan of Raleigh,
N.C.; and by nine grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services will be held
on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church in
Fernandina with the Rev. Brian
Eburn, pastor, officiating. The
members of the East Nassau
County Veterans Association
will render military honors fol-
lowing the service. He will be
laid to rest in Bosque-Bello
Cemetery in a private family
service at a later date. Please
share his life story at
www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors

Myrtle B. Johnson
Myrtle B. Johnson, 88, of
Callahan, passed away on Jan.
26, 2009 at Life Care Center in
Hilliard.
The Lakeland, Ga., native
was the daughter of Crum
Bridges and Dolly Crosby
Bridges. Mrs. Johnson was a
financial assistant with the
Nassau County School Board.
In addition to her parents,
Mrs. Johnson was predeceased
by her husband of 67 years,
Robert Bruce Johnson, two sis-
ters, Betty Robinson and Peggy
Prebdy, and a brother, Junior
Bridges.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, June Goforth; two sons,
Alan (Helen) Johnson and
Randy Johnson; three sisters,
Mary Czarny, Janice Carter and
Margaret Lightsey; three broth-
ers, Hute (Mary Frances)
Bridges, Jack (Elouise) Bridges
and Bobby (Betty Jo) Bridges;
and nine grandchildren, Julie
(Rodney) Hutson, Paula (Keith)
Thompson, Gary (Amy)
Goforth, Ken (Robin) Johnson,
Ron (Alcia) Johnson, Amaya
(Sammy) Rogers and Adriana,
Robert and Scott Johnson; 10
great-grandchildren, Lauren,
Krista and Amelia Thompson,
Chandler Hutson, Tyler, Austin,
Emily and Ben Johnson and
Bradley and Brody Rogers.
Visitation will be held from 6-
8 p.m. Thursday from the
Chapel of Callahan Funeral
Home with funeral services at
11 a.m. Friday in Callahan First
Baptist Church with interment
in Beaver Dam Cemetery in
Ray City, Ga., at 3:30 on Friday.
Callahan FuneralHome. Inc
Luther McHenry Sr.

age 94, of
O'Neal, pas-
sed away on
Sunday even-
ing, Jan. 25,
2009 at his
home.
Arrange-
ments will be
announced.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors


WEEKLY UPDATE

Budgetworkshop
The Ocean Highway & Port Authority will hold a budget
workshop at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex, Yulee. Members of the public are
invited to attend.


Jean Miller Neill
Jean Miller Neill, 89, a resi-
dent with her husband Ken at
Amelia Island Plantation from
1983-1999, now ofWilliamsburg
Landing, Williamsburg, Va.,
passed away Jan. 8, 2009.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., in
1919, Jean received her B.A.
and MA. in Education from the
University of Michigan. Jean
taught fourth grade for 20 years
at Winchester Elementary
School near Boston.
Jean is survived by her hus-
band, Ken Neill of Williamsburg
Landing, her son, Gordon Peil
of Great Falls, Va., and Ken's
children, Katherine, William,
Patricia and Pamela.
A memorial service will be
conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan.
30, at Williamsburg Landing,
5700 Williamsburg Landing
Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Nelsen FuneralHome
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Eleanor
Hawkins Pope
Eleanor Hawkins Pope, 89,
formerly of Amelia Island
Plantation and Osprey Village,
died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at
Hill House in Bath, Maine,
where she had been a resident
for over a year.
Born in Winchester, Mass.,
on Nov. 14, 1919, she never
knew her mother, who died in
childbirth.
She was
raised in
Quincy,
Mass., by her
father, Ralph
Hawkins, and
her paternal
grandmother,
Zadie Lamprey. She studied
piano from an early age and
became an accomplished musi-
cian. After North Quincy High
School, she attended the
Conservatory of Music at
Oberlin College in Ohio, grad-
uating in 1941 with a BA in
music education.
On Feb. 21, 1942 she mar-
ried her high school sweet-
heart, Everett Pope, a U.S.
Marine and 1941 graduate of
Bowdoin College. When Everett
was sent to the Pacific in June,
1942, she moved to her father's
home, where she waited until
Everett's return two and a half
years later.
After a postwar year in New
York City at Columbia
University's International
House, she and Everett moved
to the suburban house in
Braintree, Mass., where they
raised their family. She and
Everett eventually moved to
Milton, Mass., to Brunswick,
Maine, and in 1992 they moved
to Amelia Island Plantation,
where they had enjoyed winter
vacations in their condominium
for many years. They spent
summers in Belgrade Lakes,
Maine, for over 50 years and
they returned to Maine perma-
nently in 2007 to be near family.
Eleanor was a kind and lov-
ing wife and mother, and her
world revolved around family
and her many close friends. She
volunteered for many causes
over the years, working at an
inner city school in Roxbury,
Mass., and serving in
Brunswick on the Board of
Independence Association, help-
ing developmentally challenged
adults lead independent lives.
She had a deep love for animals,
particularly dogs. (At Hill House
she wanted a puppy but had to
settle for a cat.) She was a won-
derful grandmother to Eleanor
and Lizzie, who will always
remember singing with her at
the piano, making Margaret
Chase Smith blueberry cake,
and most of all, enjoying her
spirit of fun.
Eleanor leaves her husband
Everett, a resident at Hill House;
her sons Ralph and Larry, their
wives Jean and Betsy; and her
grandchildren Eleanor and
Lizzie.
The family extends particu-
lar thanks to the wonderful and
caring staff at Hill House who
made Eleanor's last days as
comfortable as possible. An
announcement with regard to
a memorial service will be made
at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in her memory
can be made to The Coastal
Humane Society, 30 Range
Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Desmond Funeral Home
Brunswick Maine
Sarah "Sally" Quinn
Sarah "Sally" Quinn, 80,


passed away Jan. 22, 2009. She
resided with her oldest daugh-
ter, Cindy (Steve) Holota, in
Fernandina Beach.
Ms. Quinn is survived by
four children, seven grandchil-


dren, two great-grandchildren,
four sisters and two brothers.
A memorial service was held
at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First
Presbyterian Church on Amelia
Island.
Hardage Giddens Town and
County FuneralHome
Wanda R. Rogers
Wanda R. Rogers, 65, of
Wanda R. Rogers, 65, of
Yulee passed away Saturday,
Jan. 24, 2009 peacefully at her
home.
A native of San Saba, Texas,
she resided in Jacksonville from
1988 until 1997 when she
moved to Yulee. Throughout
her life she was a dedicated
wife, mother and homemaker
to her family. She always loved
to cook and was an avid gar-
dener for most of her life. Above
all, she cherished spending time
with her family. Mrs. Rogers
was a lifelong member of the
Pentecostal faith. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Melton Rogers, in May 1981.
She is survived by her three
daughters, Mamie (James)
Hudson of Yulee, Vickie (Vince)
Eilers of Brighton, Colo., and
Debbie Holliman of Whitney,
Texas; two sons, Curtis and
Bobby Redfield, both of
Gatesville, Texas; and by her
grandchildren, Mindy and
Justin Maine and James
Hudson, Jr. The family will hold
a private memorial service at a
later date. Please share her life
story at www.oxleyheard.com.
Wayne S. Staid
Wayne S. Staid, 61, passed
away Tuesday morning, Jan. 27,
2009. Arrangements were
incomplete at time of publica-
tion.
Green Pine FuneralHome
Roy Frost Traver Jr.
Roy Frost Traver Jr. passed
away in his sleep on Tuesday,
Jan. 20, 2009 at the age of 86
years.
Roy was the son of Bertha
and Roy Traver Sr. of
Rhinebeck, N.Y., where he was
born. After attending Syracuse
University and fighting in
France during World War II, he
and his first wife, Leigh, resided
in Franklin, Va., for 30 years
until Leigh passed away, then
moved to Florida where he lived
the rest of his life, mostly on
the golf course.
He leaves behind two sons,
Michael and Steven Traver (of
Fernandina Beach), and a
grandson, Clayton Frost Traver.
In lieu of flowers please
make a donation to Haven
Hospice, 8301 Cypress Plaza
Drive, Suite 119, Jacksonville,
FL 32256, which cared for him
the last weeks of his life.
DeesFuneralHome
Lake City

Joan Adams
Weinberg
Joan Adams Weinberg, 71,
of Yulee passed away peaceful-
ly at her home on Sunday, Jan.
25, 2009.
She was born in Sanderson
and attended John Gorrie High
School, Jacksonville. Mrs.
Weinberg was a resident of
Yulee for over
40 years. She
was a bus
driver for the
Nassau
County
School Board
from 1988
through
2001. Mrs. Weinberg was a
member of the West
Jacksonville Primitive Baptist
Church. She was active in the
North Florida Sportsman's Club
and the Red Hat Society.
She leaves behind her lov-
ing husband of 53 years, J.R.
"Randy" Weinberg of Yulee;
sons Michael (Debbie)
Weinberg, Doug (Teresa)
Weinberg, David (Auriel)
Weinberg, all of Yulee; daughter
Tammy Lynn (Johnny) Minton,
of Jacksonville; brothers John
Adams of Orange Park,
Anthony Adams of Orangedale
and Richard Adams of
Jacksonville; and sisters Carolyn
Ruska of Yulee and Louise
Adams of MacClenny; nine
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.
The family will receive
friends from 5-7 p.m. tonight at
the funeral home. The funeral
service will be held from the
Burgess Chapel at Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home on Thursday
morning at 11 a.m. with Elder
Gordon Smith officiating and


Clinton Weinberg will direct the
music. She will be laid to rest in
Hughes Cemetery, Yulee.
Memorials may be sent to West
Jacksonville Primitive Baptist
Church, 8960 Old Plank Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32220
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MARINA Continuedfrom 1A
awarded, including poorly
designed railings that will
eventually have to be
replaced, plus a walkway that
was built too small for grant
requirements. The marina
walkway along the riverfront
was supposed to be 20,000
square feet with handicap
accessibility, but instead was
built at 7,200 square feet. The
city at that time had to ask for
an amendment to the grant
to allow the smaller walkway.
According to Czymbor, the
only way to terminate the con-
tract would be to amend it
through the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, which administers
the grant. But that would be a
bad idea, he said, because the
city would have to pay back
the $850,000 it has used in
grant money so far. He also
said the city would have "no
probability of getting grants in
the future" if the grant was
taken back.
The Waterfronts Florida
Partnership Committee, form-
ed about three years ago, is
part of a state program that
helps local governments revi-
talize their working water-
fronts. Administered by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Committee, the
group also receives technical
and financial assistance from
the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs, which helps them
create a "community-design-
ed vision plan" for the work-
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SAPP Continuedfrom 1A
ly voice on the commission for
much of the past year, was a
surprise to his friends and sup-
porters.
Sapp had said earlier he
would not seek reelection, then
changed his mind after sup-
porters urged him to reconsid-
er. But in an e-mail announce-
ment on Sunday, he reversed
course again.
"After much thought and
discussion with my family I
have decided not to seek re-
election," he wrote. "I know,
this is contrary to our discus-
sion the other day, but I just
have no 'fire in the belly.' As
you know, after making an ear-
lier decision not to run, I recon-
sidered and tried to generate
that fire - couldn't.
"I want to let the people of
Fernandina Beach know now
so that those considering run-
ning for commission might get
organized and plan their cam-
paigns."
In his formal announce-
ment, Sapp wrote:
"After much thought and
consideration, I have decided


SMURFIT Continuedfrom 1A
to support its long-term growth
and profitability. The company's
normal day-to-day operations
will continue without interrup-
tion. Smurfit-Stone remains
completely focused on serving
its customers," the company
said in a press release.
It also announced that, pend-
ing court approval, it has
received commitments for up
to $750 million in debtor-in-pos-
session financing to fund con-
tinuing operations. That financ-
ing will enable the company to
satisfy customary obligations
associated with ongoing opera-
tions of its business, including
payment of employee wages
and benefits and payment of
new obligations to vendors.
Vendors may not be com-
pletely paid for outstanding cur-
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7 simply don't have that
necessary fire in the belly."
COMMISSIONER RON SAPP


not to seek reelection for a eighth three-year term in 2006
ninth term as city commission- after a hiatus. He has served
er. This would have been our six terms as mayor, three as
11th campaign, my family and I, vice mayor during his tenure,
since 1978, and I simply don't which began in 1978.
have that necessary'fire in the Sapp said in 2006 he
belly,' we're just tired. believed the two main issues
"I have nothing but grati- facing the city were "how to
tude to the people of preserve and protect our
Fernandina Beach for allowing unique identity, character and
me to serve on their commis- quality of life in the face of accel-
sion, off and on, for 24 years. rating growth pressures, and
Politically, there is no greater restoring an atmosphere of
honor than serving one's home- effective leadership, compe-
town, so I am extremely thank- tence and professionalism
ful to the people of Fernandina within the commission itself
Beach for giving me that honor. and regarding its decision-mak-
I will not be going quietly into ing."
that dark, post-political night, He has battled with other
I'll just focus my efforts on commissioners over whether a
those issues that got me cruise ship terminal should be
involved in the first place - local located here, how to develop
environmental and quality of the Amelia River waterfront and
life issues." improve the city marina,
Sapp was elected to his whether to relocate City Hall


benefits reduced in the future
under renegotiated contracts.
The company has closed
plants in recent months, but
announced no new plant clos-
ings or layoffs. Company rep-
resentatives have emphasized
in the past that the Smurfit mill
in Fernandina is one of the com-
pany's most efficient and not a
likely candidate to be closed.
Smurfit-Stone was formed in
1998 after a merger of Jefferson
Smurfit Corp. of Ireland and
Stone Container Corp. of
Chicago.
Patrick J. Moore, chairman
and CEO, said in the press
release, "Over the past decade,
we built one of North America's
premier containerboard and
packaging companies. But our
financial performance has not
reflected the full potential of our
earnings power due to higher
cost operations and burden-
some debt levels dating back to


the original formation of the
company. As a result of our
three-year transformation pro-
gram, we have been focused on
improving our operating per-
formance and our operations
are now well invested and far
more cost effective.
"Yet the acceleration of the
unprecedented global econom-
ic recession has weakened
demand for packaging, and the
frozen credit markets have pre-
vented an out-of-court refinanc-
ing of our capital structure.
While this is not the outcome
we anticipated, we are taking
this action to become a more
financially healthy company.
"This combination of a mod-
ern, cost-effective operating plat-
form and a reorganized capital
structure through Chapter 11
will represent a new beginning
for Smurfit-Stone. I am confi-
dent that we will emerge a much
stronger company structured


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into the downtown post office,
renovate the old First Baptist
Church for a performing arts
center and build a new library,
among other issues.
He has been a persistent
critic of the city manager and
city attorney, calling for votes to
reconsider their employment,
but getting no support from
other commissioners.
In recent months, Sapp has
been a minority voice for curb-
ing city spending, futilely seek-
ing to block expenditures or
require super-majority votes to
spend money from city contin-
gency or reserve accounts.
A high school teacher,
Sapp's view of government is
academic, layered and thor-
ough, and he understands the
fine points of the city charter,
Roberts' Rules of Order and the
mechanics of city government
better than other commission-
ers. He's politically savvy, and
not above a fight, though almost
always polite and respectful
about it.
When he ran in 2006, he list-
ed these accomplishments:
"authoring and sponsoring the
$6 million open space bond

for future growth and greater
profitability."
Information about Smurfit-
Stone's reorganization is avail-
able on the company's website
at www.smurfit-stone.com.
Employee, retiree, customer
and supplier inquiries can be
made at (877) 264-9638.


issue, facilitating the creation
and development of the Egans
Creek Greenway, playing a
major role in opening approxi-
mately 50 public beach access-
es, advocating and proposing
legislation that enabled the
acquisition and development of
the Peck Center, co-authoring
and sponsoring the city's first
tree protection ordinance and
sponsoring tree protection ordi-
nance II, a stricter version,
sponsoring legislation that cre-
ated the beach overlay district,
preventing the combination of
lots along the oceanfront for
development purposes, pro-
posing and being an advocate
for the construction of North
Beach and Seaside parks, and
numerous other projects, pro-
grams and legislation aimed at
making Fernandina Beach a
better place to live."
The city election is sched-
uled April 14. Qualifying to seek
election begins Feb. 13 and con-
tinues until March 13. For infor-
mation about how to qualify,
visit the city's website at
www.fbfl.us or visit the city
clerk's office in City Hall, 204
Ash St.

The bankruptcy was expect-
ed after Smurfit-Stone warned
lenders two weeks ago and its
stock plunged to 7 cents a share
from about $9 a share a year
earlier. The stock traded as low
as 3 cents a share after the
announcement.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009/NEWS-LEADER


Public, private


working together


In joint ventures, the public
and the private sectors often get
along like cats and dogs.
But with a little bit of
stroking, training and effort,
they can work harmoniously
like a dogsled team - eating
from the same bowl.
The relocation of Sutton
Place Behavioral Health, Inc. is
a classic example. The non-prof-
it agency provides counseling-
related services to Nassau
County residents. This vital
agency was without a home just
months ago.
When a new landlord threat-
ened to increase their rent,
Sutton Place officials went on a
frantic search for a new loca-
tion. The natural place to look
was near the former location in
Fernandina Beach.
That's when the phone call
went out to Phil Griffin of
Amelia Coastal Realty. Ever the
negotiator and visionary, Griffin
suggested weighing alternative
locations. He also recommend-
ed bringing in a private devel-
oper to make the public effort
go more smoothly.
Enter Pat Keogh. In his real
life, Keogh spends much of his
time assisting federal agencies
around Washington, D.C., find
private partners to construct
new government buildings. The
enterprises are overseen and
directed by the government
agencies, with the help and
expertise of a private developer,
or partner.
'The government is in the
steering role, but not in the row-
ing role," Keogh says.
The case of Sutton Place is
an up-close example of how per-
fectly the process can work.
Griffin and Keogh identified a
suitable new location in the old
IGA supermarket building at
463142 SR 200 in Yulee. It was
central to Nassau County, thus
serving equally all of Sutton
Place's clients.
It was acquired for an attrac-
tive price, since it had fallen into


STEVE'S
MARKET
PLACE

Steve Nicklas


disrepair. The
permits were
acquired and
the repairs
done expedi-
ently by the
developers,
providing an
impressive
new headquar-
ters for Sutton
Place in less
than a year.
The lease
signed by
Sutton Place
entitles them


to an equity partnership, expect-
ed to grow in scale to include
other related businesses.
With each rent check,
Sutton Place invests in its future,
while preserving its equity.
The development team -
Keogh and Griffin - received
their compensation from within
the deal itself, not from Sutton
Place's pockets. While their
partnership has majority own-
ership in the property, it has a
worthy and valuable tenant. In
this case, the public entity gets
what it needs; and the private
enterprise reaps its rewards.
Keogh scoffs at the attempts
by local government agencies to
secure or refurbish or develop
their own projects. They often
lack the expertise of a private
developer. Thus, projects such
as the city marina get stuck in
the proverbial mud, while count-
less studies are done and
attempts are made at bringing
to fruition a major undertaking.
The city's attempts to move
into the post office, and con-
struct a new library as well as a
performing arts center, could
also use a private touch, in
Keogh's eyes. All the while,
developers such as Keogh are
just waiting to be thrown a bone.
Steve Nicklas is a financial
advisor who lives on Amelia
Island. He can be reached at
thenicklasteam2@msn.com or at
753-0236.


IN BRIEF


TDC meeting
The Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council is
scheduled to meet at 3 p.m.
today at City Hall, 201 Ash
St., Fernandina Beach.
Financial Peace
Financial Peace Univer-
sity (FPU), a 13-week pro-
gram taught by Dave
Ramsey, teaches families and
individuals how to handle
their money through com-
monsense principles and
small group accountability.
Classes will be held at New
Zion Baptist Church, 10
South 10th St., beginning at 7
p.m. Feb. 5.
Contact Cynthia Robinson
at (904) 751-4457 or c2rob
@bellsouth.net for more
information or to register.
Topics covered include
saving for emergencies,
budgeting, relationship and
money issues, buying big
bargains, getting out of debt,
understanding investments,
understanding insurance,
retirement and college plan-
ning, buyer beware, real
estate mortgages and
careers and extra job.
New chef
Michelle Sharpe is the
new executive chef at the
Oyster Bay Harbour Yacht
Club, where she will be in
charge of the Yacht Club
restaurant, serving lunch
through dinner, as well as
catering for Oyster Bay
Harbour events.
Sharpe has worked in the
food industry for several
years. She
started her
career with
Walt Disney
World as a
culinary
apprentice.
From there,
she worked Sharpe
as a wed-
ding and
party coordinator for a cater-
ing company in Fernandina
Beach. Most recently, Sharpe
has been the owner and
operator for her own catering
company,
Oyster Bay, located at the
end of Barnwell Road, open-
ed its Yacht Club earlier this
year. For information call
261-4759 or visit www.oyster-
bayharbour.com.
Tuition paid classes
The FCCJ Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center is offering
two classes to help the aspir-
ing and established small
business owner. The "Small
Business Management" and
"Principles of Marketing"
classes begin next week.
Tuition, at the state


tuition rate, will be paid
through the Nassau Center
Scholarship Fund. Students
will be responsible for their
textbooks. The classes are
appropriate for current busi-
ness owners and for others
interested in business pro-
motion and entrepreneur-
ship. The classes are endors-
ed by the Nassau County
Economic Development
Board.
The Small Business
Management Class examines
and analyzes the managerial
function of planning, organiz-
ing, staffing, direction and
controlling as applied to the
small business. Students will
also study retailing, wholesal-
ing, manufacturing and serv-
ice-type business organiza-
tions. This class will meet
Monday nights from 5:30-
9:25 p.m. Professor Mark
Barber is the instructor.
The Principles of
Marketing Class is an intro-
duction to the process of
planning marketing pro-
grams for goods and servic-
es. This class will meet
Thursday nights 6-9:40 p.m.
Professor Jake Posey is the
instructor.
First time FCCJ students
will be assessed a $15 mem-
bership fee. For registration
information or a scholarship
application, call 548-4432 or
stop by the Betty P Cook
Nassau Center, 76346
William Burgess Blvd. in
Yulee.
e-Zassi
Zassi Medical Evolutions
of Amelia Island has
announced the launch of e-
Zassi, an online community
dedicated to delivering effi-
ciencies to the medical
device industry by streamlin-
ing diligence, collaboration
and discovery of new med-
ical technologies and indus-
try participants with an
exclusive array of intelligent
web-based applications.
In development for sever-
al years, e-Zassi.com has
been designed to extract crit-
ical technical and business
related traits and attributes
from technologies, organiza-
tions and individuals within
the medical device-specific
community.
The proprietary Deep
DNA (Device Network
Attributes) profiling technol-
ogy captures in-depth and
highly relevant search crite-
ria on the proficiencies, pref-
erences and targeted areas
for development of individu-
als and organizations.
Charter memberships are
available. For more informa-
tion or to sign up to join the
community visit www.e-zass
i.com or call (866) 474-6328.


NOTICE OF QUALIFYING PERIOD
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER,
GROUP 4 AND GROUP 5
FOR ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN .. II... I .1.1 .... ,..., II . Group and Group 5 for
member of the City Commission of the City of Femandina Beach, Florida, will begin
at 8:00 a.m. on February 13, 2009 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2009.
(C. ..1 ... .. i . I .. .... i be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, 204 Ash Street,
Femandina Beach, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

/s/ Mary L. Mercer
City Clerk
City of Femandina Beach


Hospital to offer



hip replacements


Baptist Medical Center
Nassau is expanding its joint
replacement service to include
total hip replacement now that
orthopedic surgeon Richard
Blecha has opened a surgical
practice specializing in these
procedures on Amelia Island,
said hospital Administrator Jim
Mayo.
According to Dr. Blecha,
hip replacement surgery
relieves the pain of arthritis in
the hip that occurs whenever
sufferers walk - or try to exer-
cise and enjoy everyday activ-
ities. Often they develop a limp
from trying to avoid the pain.
"To correct the problem,
we remove the old, deteriorat-
ed bone surfaces that cause
pain when they rub together
and replace them with new
smooth surfaces that are pain


free. Patients get almost instant
relief. The first thing they
notice when they stand up the
day after surgery is that the
intense pain they've felt for so
long is gone. They feel like it's
a miracle," he said in a press
release.
Physical therapy is impor-
tant following joint replace-
ment surgery to help strength-
en muscles and restore
motion. It also helps patients
learn to walk with a cane or
walker if necessary while heal-
ing from the surgery.
Since pre- and post surgical
doctor visits, a few days in the
hospital and follow-up physi-
cal therapy are involved, hav-
ing the procedure close to
home is a great convenience
for patients and their families,
Mayo said.


Speaker kicks off


wellness month


Businesses and other
organizations can learn about
Fit Pick, a national program
that helps consumers locate
vending machine choices that
support a healthy lifestyle, dur-
ing an Amelia Island-Fernan-
dina Beach-Yulee Chamber of
Commerce Lunch & Learn
program at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday
at the chamber of commerce,
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite
101G, Amelia Island.
The speaker will be Jackie
Clark, creator and team leader
of the National Automatic
Merchandising Association's
Balanced for Life and Fit Pick
programs.
Fit Pick is the latest tool
created by the National
Automatic Merchandising
Association as part of its
"Balanced for Life" national
health and wellness initiative.
Launched in 2005, the cam-
paign is designed to address
the nation's rising obesity rates
by educating people about the
elements of a balanced diet
and the importance of physical
activity.
Fit Pick is a stand-alone
healthy vending program that
helps consumers identify prod-


ucts that
meet strict
nutrition
guidelines.
T h e
Lunch &
Learn is the
first in a
Clark month of
AIF BY
Chamber of
Commerce programs focusing
on health and wellness. The
programs will culminate with
the chamber's first Health and
Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Journey
Church, 869 Sadler Road,
Fernandina Beach. Tickets for
the expo are now available at
the chamber. For a complete
schedule of Health and
Wellness month events, go to
www.islandchamber.com.
Admission to Lunch &
Learn, which includes a light
lunch, is $5 for chamber mem-
bers, $10 for non-members.
Reservations are required and
seating is limited. Cancella-
tions must be received 24
hours in advance or charges
will apply. RSVP to the cham-
ber at 261-3248 or events@aifb
y.com.


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Lunch & Learn
Jackie Clark will speak on Fit Pick at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at
the chamber of commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite
101G. Admission, which includes a light lunch, is $5 for
chamber members, $10 for non-members. Reservations
are required. RSVP at 261-3248 or events@aifby.com.


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you interested to see what lessons
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9:00-11:30 am
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approach to learning.

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Road Closure with Detour

PROJECT: Planned Road Closure of 14th Street - Traffic will
be detoured along Simmons and Amelia Rd.

WHEN: Tentative Dates
February 3, 2009 through March 4, 2009
Maximum 30 day closure allowed

WHERE: 14th Street between Simmons Road and Amelia
Island Parkway. A detour route will be set up along
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Amelia Roads. This is the reason Nassau County limited the duration of the road
closure. The significant benefits of closing 14th Street include quicker construction
leading to an earlier finish date, and a safer environment for both worker and
driver.

Anyone with questions should contact
Jane Moore at 904-446-9216


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FPU to crown


top energy saver


The first ever Florida
Public Utilities Energy
Conservation Challenge suc-
cessfully encouraged 500 cus-
tomers in FPU's Northeast
and Northwest Divisions to
compete for the title as the
No. 1 energy saver in their
communities. At a conserva-
tion-oriented Big Tent Event
on Feb. 4, FPU will announce
the Northeast Division con-
test winner.
The Big Tent Event will
take place from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. at the FPU office located
at 911 South Eighth St., and
the Energy Conservation
Challenge champion will be
crowned at noon. At the event,
FPU will provide a wealth of
conservation information to
customers, demonstrate home
improvements to increase
energy efficiency and distrib-
ute free Eco Kits to help cus-
tomers implement the con-
servation tips they learn.


Refreshments will also be
served.
At the start of the compe-
tition, each customer received
a conservation kit that includ-
ed caulk, weather stripping,
compact fluorescent light
bulbs and many other supplies
to help customers reduce
home energy consumption.
Energy consumption was
tracked over a three-month
period and total kilowatt hours
consumed were compared
against 2007 data from the
same time period. Each cus-
tomer documented conserva-
tion measures used, and at the
upcoming event FPU will
announce the contestant who
achieved the greatest reduc-
tion in kilowatt hours.
The winner will receive a
$500 Lowe's gift card good
toward energy-efficient prod-
ucts and will be featured in
FPU's 2009 conservation
advertising campaign.


UPS STORE


SUBMIIIED
The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber
of Commerce recently welcomed The UPS Store,
owned by Susan and Lee Frazier, to the community.
The store at 463688 SR 200, Suite 1, in Yulee, pro-
vides shipping, mailing and packaging services. For
more information about The UPS Store, call 225-
8840 or go to www.theupsstore.com/6053.htm.


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GAINESVILLE - An accel-
erating avalanche of bad eco-
nomic news has swept over
Florida real estate to sink con-
fidence in the industry to its
lowest level since a statewide
survey of economic experts
began three years ago, a new
University of Florida report
finds.
Name the segment of real
estate - retail, offices, housing,
condos and the consumer's
frame of mind - and the survey
finds that with few exceptions
belief in the market has sagged
to lows seldom seen in the state,
said Wayne Archer, executive
director of UF's Bergstrom
Center for Real Estate Studies.
"The big news is that the
recession and the latest shocks
in the financial markets and
automobile industry have taken
their toll," he said. "People not
only foresee tough times in the
short-term, but they're also
revising downward their longer-
term future outlook."
The quarterly survey of
Florida real estate trends com-
pleted in December suggests
the investment outlook for var-
ious types of properties has
sunk to depths not seen for
three decades, Archer said.
"We've come a long ways
down in three years to the point
where we're comparing the sit-
uation now to the recession of
1974. What started with a mort-
gage crisis has spread to a finan-
cial crisis and is now spreading
to employment," he said.
The downturn in job rates
has hurt retail more than any
other real estate sector over the
last quarter, Archer said. Except
for freestanding big box stores,
the investment outlook and
rental occupancy rates are bleak
for all forms of retail, he said.
Growing fears on the part
of consumers is contributing to
the economic standstill, Archer
believes. "You can't pick up the
newspaper without seeing
another story about layoffs and
I think that's getting to con-
sumers," he said. "They're pru-
dently pulling in their financial
resources, and as a result,
things are dropping off very
quickly on the retail front."
A marked decline also is
occurring with offices and is
beginning to compete with retail
in its severity, Archer said. As
consumers buy less, one ripple
effect is that firms are holding
of on plans for growth and in
some cases reducing staffs, he
said.


nce in real estate still sags
Falling Florida housing ally the first to suffer, sort of and particularly South Florida."
prices are expected to continue like the proverbial canary in a One positive sign is the
their decline, although surpris- coal mine, he said. recent dramatic increase in refi-
ingly little change occurred in "The financial problems are nancing with the availability of
the sales volume of new homes, everywhere, but the state of the 5 percent mortgage rates in
which is the component of the housing market and the em- mid-December, Archer said. If
housing market the survey ployment picture varies signifi- additional programs are put into
measures, Archer said. cantly, with Gainesville perhaps place that allow 4.5 percent
Expectations for condos the best off of the state's met- Federal Housing Administration
can't get much worse because ropolitan areas," Archer said. mortgages for people who have
things are already bad, Archer "Generally, we see remarkably difficulty making payments, it
said. The condo market has few foreclosures across North will do even more to stabilize
always been volatile and is usu- Florida compared to Central the housing industry, he said.

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Mentors!

Robin Lentz * Dottie Ruis * Patsy Vickie Grethe * Gene Canal * Mindi
Page * John Zimmerman * Mary deForest * Diane MacDonell
Alice Southwick * Rita Tiensch h Dennis MacDonell * Susan Mowery
Signe Lupfer * Penny Landregan Dee Torre Teen Peterson * Stephanie
John Landregan * Bill Hansberry Gregory * Joan Meserve * Phyllis
Barbara Fowler-Browning * Niel Holmes * Charlie Holmes * Theresa
Hampton * Jackye Rubin * Kerry Cushman * Steve Fahlgren * Lynn
Woods * Donna Givens * Mike Thomas * Chad Wade * Donald
Cipriano * Merritt Carlton Humphrey * Julie Smith * David Smith
Mary Brannen * Stuart Smith i Pauline Kawchak * Jennifer Hall
Sandra Terry * Gail Cook Carla Cran * Lyn Smith * Lee
Kay Ronveaux * Hal Mather Ann Rhoden * Rebecca
Sara Benzel * Natalia Millien Cofield * Neil Childs * Kristin
Ron Scheurmann * Forrest Pickett * Wilma Allen * Lynne
Wheeler * Diane Williams Anderson * Amanda Bishop
Ann Buchanan * Greg Jones Donna Cappucio * Jean de
Barbara Leech SaraWarr * Joan Tarnowsky * Beverly Hall *Adam
Conner * Rita Kirkland * Eve Kaufman * Charlie Houk * David
Jones * Jane Preston * Susan Keay * Rhonda Lowe * Robyn
Walsh * Phil Patton * Haleigh T KI S f T ( I Nemes * John Page Audra
Spiers * Dotti Williams Parden * Jill Powers * Ted
Ted Combs * Doris Smith Preston * Elizabeth Reynolds
Doug Gates * Pam Fleming L i l D R Jeremy Reynolds * Gail
Elisa Simpson * Kevin Webb Sasanfar * Deborah Sawyer
* Cheryl Raulerson * Jody Mackle * Phillip Hal Schwartz * Barbara Stokes * Dawn West
Allen * Margaret Allen * Marissa Chenoweth Marg Wilson * Betsy Griffin-Forkey * Valerie
Dana FitzGerald * Ginger Hill * Constance Johnson * Dan Sanford * Adriana Vasquez-
Holmes * Mary Ellen Ledwin * Larry Jones Bieder * udy Easterly Arlene Filkoff Ashley
Am Kroll * Deann Loum * Dennis Murray Mclntyre * Jessie Pickett * Wanda Saunders
Ed O'Rourke * Sue Thornton * Shelley Leslie Ritter * Alan Donaldson * Joyce
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Roberta Fost * Ron Fost * Carol Kimmel Don Hughes * Rachel Davis * Don Millen
Kay Shea * Betty Nielsen * William Lorick Anita Zeidman * Paul Whittenberg Mike Cole
Susan Woodford * Debra Sutton * Jim Grethe David Easterly * Bev Keigwin * Cecy Koppel
Take Stock in Children thanks the above individuals in Fernandina Beach, Yulee,
Callahan and Hilliard who are serving as mentors andlor tutors this year to our
students. Because of their volunteer spirit and interest in the welfare of young
people, 148 Nassau County students have HOPE for the future, the Take Stock
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OPINION


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009/NEWS-LEADER


Communityfor
Change
Community for Change cel-
ebrated the birthday of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., desig-
nated a National Day of Service,
by collecting food and clothing
for the benefit of various local
agencies and community
groups that assist our neigh-
bors in need. The drive was a
huge success, collecting an esti-
mated two tons of food and
clothing. The items were dis-
tributed to Barnabas Center,
Inc., Micah's Place, The
Salvation Army Hope House,
America's Youth, Inc., Boys and
Girls Club of Fernandina
Beach, Greater Fernandina
Beach Church of God Food
Pantry, Nassau County School
District Intervention and
Prevention and Lifeline
Ministries of Amelia Island.
The response of our com-
munity to the needs of our
neighbors was heartwarming.
Thank you for your generosity.
Thanks also to the CFC volun-
teers who worked so hard to
make this effort a success.
Please join us as we work
towards improving the quality
of life for everyone in our com-
munity. Further events and
meetings will be announced on
the Community for Change
Google group. For more infor-
mation contact communityfor-
change@googlegroups.com or
Sharon Stanley at (904) 583-
6272
Sharon Stanley
Alice Holliday
Myra Davenport
Founding Members
Community for Change

Humane Society
fundraiser
Bark Avenue and The
Travel Agency would like to
thank our very special "dog
friendly" hotels and resorts for
donating prizes that made our
Nassau Humane Society
fundraiser a huge success! The
raffle we held in conjunction
with our "dogs' night out" at
Bark Avenue raised over $1,300
in donations. After all, dogs
need a vacation too!
A very special thanks to
these pet friendly hotel and
resort sponsors:
Sea Island Co. - The
Cloister and The Lodge;
Mandarin Oriental Miami;
Fairmont Turnberry Isle
Resort (Aventura); The Ritz-
Carlton, New Orleans; The Ritz-
Carlton, San Francisco; The
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas;
The Broadmoor (Colorado
Springs, Colo.); Benjamin Hotel
(New York City); Hotel Plaza
Athenee (New York City);
Charleston Place Loews
Portofino Hotel (Orlando); Inn
at Palmetto Bluff (near
Savannah); W Hotel, New


SUBMITTED
Community for Change volunteers sort food and clothing donated on the Martin Luther
King Jr. holiday to help the needy locally.


Orleans; Arizona Biltmore
(Phoenix); The Peninsula
Beverly Hills and to Ronald
White, professional dog trainer,
who donated an eight-week
training session prize.
Ange Wallace
The Travel Agency
Fernandina Beach

Business
accomplishments
On Jan. 9 members of the
Amelia Island-Fernandina
Beach-Yulee Chamber of
Commerce gathered to cele-
brate the accomplishments of
our member organizations dur-
ing 2008. Especially during
these difficult economic times,
it is important to remember and
applaud the dedication and
determination to succeed
demonstrated every day by our
business owners and their
employees.
Thank you to our gold spon-
sors, Baptist Medical Center
Nassau and Smurfit-Stone
Container Corp., and our
bronze sponsor, Amelia Island
Self Storage, for their support of
this event.
Thank you to our host, the
Amelia Island Plantation.
Thank you to our center-
piece participants for their spec-
tacular displays: Aim Three
LLC/Discovery Maps; Amelia
Island Plantation; Amelia Island
Self-Storage; Bridgeview Self-
Storage Center; The Cottages at
Stoney Creek; First Federal
Bank of Florida; First National
Bank; Flowers by Shirley; Golf
Club of Amelia Island at
Summer Beach; Hampton Inn
Amelia Island at Fernandina
Beach; Hampton Inn & Suites,
Amelia Island; Haven Hospice;
Humana; Jacksonville Aviation
Authority; Kayak Amelia; My
Web Refresh; Nassau Health


Foods; The Plantation Shop at
Palmetto Walk; Ponte Vedra
Plastic Surgery; Rayonier;
ServiceMaster; Sonny's Real Pit
Bar-B-Q; Sweet Granny's;
Vignette; and VyStar Credit
Union.
Thank you to our gift
donors for their generous con-
tributions: Amelia Islander
Magazine; Constangy, Brooks
& Smith LLC; Compass Group;
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
(live auction items); James L.
Shroads; McGill Aviation;
Peterbrooke Chocolatier;
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.;
Springer Controls Co.; The Surf
Restaurant; Target Marketing;
and VyStar Credit Union.
Lastly, thank you to the
more than 300 people who
attended to join us in celebrat-
ing excellence in local business.
Sean McGill, Chairman
Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors

Holiday volunteers
On behalf of the Nassau
County Volunteer Center, I want
to thank the 1,930 plus volun-
teers who gave of their time,
talent and resources to ensure
our needy friends in Nassau
County had a great holiday sea-
son. This was the 18th annual
holiday program sponsored by
the Volunteer Center and it was
a display of tremendous sup-
port from our community. Over
141 families with a total of 578
recipients were helped by
donors.
Of those people served, 331
were children who were either
adopted by donors or received
gifts from an Angel Tree at Wal-
Mart. School and business
organizations held food drives
for both Thanksgiving and


Christmas and collected thou-
sands of pounds of food, which
was distributed by our volun-
teers.
The donors were from every
sector of the community, all
ages, ethnic backgrounds and
creeds. Local businesses, civic
groups, churches, schools, gov-
ernment offices and individu-
als spent countless hours and
expended thousands of dollars
to make certain that those in
need had a happy holiday sea-
son.
Agencies and organizations
whose clients were recipients of
these donations include
Barnabas Center, Boys & Girls
Club (Fernandina), First
Assembly of God Shelter,
Nassau County Council on
Aging, Head Start (Peck), Head
Start (Callahan) Nassau County
Family Support Services,
Northeast Florida Community
Action Agency, Rose Lennie
Developmental Agency, Sutton
Place and Toys for Tots. Kudos
goes to the center's volunteers
who shopped for and wrapped
gifts and spent hours organiz-
ing and distributing food
throughout the entire holiday
season.
In spite of the economic
downturn, the response to our
holiday program was exempla-
ry and is an indication of the
kindred spirit of the citizens in
our community toward those
in need and I know I speak for
all the recipients of this kind-
ness when I extend thanks to
the donors and their loved ones
and extend wishes for a healthy
and happy New Year and trust
that this spirit of giving will
remain in their hearts through-
out the year.
Gail A. Shults,
Executive Director
Nassau County
Volunteer Center


Change inevitable


- and necessary


over and the reces-
sion is still here.
Many of us are
evaluating just where we are
in our lives. The temptation
right about now is to draw up
a list of what we know we
ought to be doing. If we only
would we know our lives
would be better. This is in
spite of the pounds of evi-
dence that show not much
good ever comes from reso-
lutions except for some
added guilt.
Change is inevitable and
necessary. I know that even if
I do protest
when I'm in
the middle
of some big
shift. I have
even been
known to
reevaluate
every deci-
sion looking
for a loop- MORE
hole that ADVENTURES
might get
me out of
the corner Martha
I'm in at the Randolph
moment.
That never Carr
works. I
even love lists but I've
noticed that what I love is
making the list. The senti-
ment really doesn't go much
beyond that.
But maybe there's a better
way to get a little closer to
that image we have of our-
selves in our heads. How
about the next time we are
about to make a decision and
feel that slight lurch in our
stomach we just hesitate?
Don't limit this to the big
stuff like buying a new car,
getting engaged, going back
to school. A reasonable per-
son knows to look both ways
before entering into deci-
sions that will change the
landscape in a big way.
Try to hesitate even at the
smallest of flutters like when
you're about to buy that sug-
ary cereal in the grocery
store for your kids knowing
that you're the one who's
going to eat bowl after bowl
late at night. Or when you're
about to say yes to someone
for a favor you never wanted
to do in the first place, can't
fit into your schedule and
aren't even sure how you'll
accomplish anyway. Or when
you're about to say no to
someone who asked you out
for coffee because it doesn't
feel like a love match and
besides what do you really
know about the person any-
way. Hesitate there and take
a breath. Give your brain a


One dollar a day
adds up to $365
more on the plus
side than you
had last year

chance to catch up to your
old patterns and then make a
different choice.
Make the different choice
just to see what else could
happen. Trust that you didn't
need to know the ending or
even what was beyond the
next step. Let it be that sim-
ple and that small. No grand
ambitions down the road
because we're just sticking to
today and this small moment.
The plain truth of our
lives is that anything we have
built was accomplished
because of a thousand little
decisions built one on top of
the other. We raised our chil-
dren one small moment at a
time. taking care of the snif-
fles before tackling the
model of the solar system
and then baking 35 cupcakes
with Barbie candles. That's
why as parents we're so
amazed at our children's
graduations to be looking at
this young adult. We were so
involved in all of those
moments we weren't obsess-
ing quite so much over the
final product. We already
knew, one way or the other,
they were getting to adult-
hood. Well, that little tip is
key to every other ongoing
project in our lives. Keep
doing the small stuff and
eventually it adds up even
during a recession.
Write that book one page
at a time. Start saving this
year with one dollar at a time.
Quit eating foods that don't
make you feel very good one
box of cereal at a time and let
that be something to feel
good about.
One page a day adds up to
a book. One dollar a day adds
up to $365 more dollars on
the plus side than you had
last year. And one less box of
Cocoa Puffs is one less inch
around your middle. It all
counts. Along the way you're
going to notice two things:
that you really can change
your life and move toward
that image in your head and
you didn't have to have all
the answers up front in order
to do it. Take a deep breath.
More adventures to follow.
Martha Randolph Carr's
column is distributed by Cagle
Cartoons Inc. newspaper syn-
dicate.
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Tough tim(

t goes without saying that 2008 was a year
many people in our country would rather
soon forget, and that could not be any
truer for the citizens of the state of
Florida who are even more anxious to move
out of the past and into the future in hopes of
better times. As Alexander Pope wrote, "Hope
springs eternal," but how much different will
2009 look? Using statistics provided by the
Florida Legislative Office of Economic &
Demographic Research, very little, I'm afraid,
and here's why.
Statewide, our economy is being simultane-
ously buffeted by three distinct, historical
shocks:
* Home prices that have fallen close to 20
percent from previous year's levels;
* Financial markets that have experienced
their worst credit crunch since the late 1980s
at best, perhaps even since the Great
Depression;
* An economic recession that has not only
affected our state and country, but has spread
across the globe creating additional pressures
on recovery.
Florida has been hit particularly hard by
two of these shocks: the depreciation of home
values and the tightening of consumer and
commercial credit lines. With 385,309 proper-
ties receiving a foreclosure notice in 2008,
Florida documented the second highest state
total in the country.
The housing problems have spilled over
into the Florida job market. For the first time
S since early 2001, the Florida unemployment


WEDNESDAY, January 28, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


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rate is higher than the
national average. December
data show the unemploy-
* ment rate in Florida at 8.1
percent while the U.S. as a
whole is at 7.2 percent.
Locally, the unemployment
rate in Nassau County is 7.3
percent, which is lower than
Central and South Florida
JANET counties which are experi-
ADKINS encing unemployment rates
between 7.7 percent and 12.9
percent.
State Economists had project-
Representative ed Florida's overall unem-
ployment rate to increase to
around 8.1 percent by the summer of 2009,
however it appears we reached that point
much sooner than anticipated. South and
Central Florida counties may all see double-
digit unemployment before things begin to get
better.
The economy will rebound, and we need to
be on the forefront of that recovery. The recov-
ery in the housing market will be led by falling
home prices that attract buyers and clear the
excess inventory.
This sustained demand can only be spurred
by continued population growth and new
household formations. To accomplish this we
will need jobs, and the business growth it
takes to create these jobs.
We need to remove the roadblocks and
make it easier to do business in our state.


)old action



We need to make it easier to do
business in our state.


Florida is one of the most regulated states in
all of the United States. We need to make it
easier for new businesses to get started, and
for existing businesses to grow and invest. For
that reason, I have introduced legislation this
year that will require state agencies to reduce
business regulations by 25 percent.
I understand that this is a bold initiative;
but I believe in these extreme economic cir-
cumstances, boldness is exactly what we
need. It will be solutions that will help us
build a stronger Florida, and it will take
leadership to tackle the tough issues along the
way.
Please join me in our effort to reduce busi-
ness regulations and get our economy moving
again. I invite your comments and ideas as we
work to build a brighter future for all
Floridians. You can reach me at
janet.adkins@myfloridahouse.gov.
Thank you for the opportunity to represent
you in Tallahassee.
State Rep. Janet H. Adkins represents
Florida House District 12, which includes
Nassau, Baker and Union counties, as well as
portions of Bradford, Clay and Duval counties.
janet.adkins@myfloridahouse.gov.


How hi


the hope, how short the ride


How long can we keep the high hope? If
history is the barometer, hope has a short
ride. Having attended seven inaugurations and
experienced the excitement and the anticipa-
tion placed in a new leader, only to be followed
by disillusion, disappointment and even deri-
sion, my emotions have become linear with
only slight elevations, no matter who attains
the presidency.
About 1.4 million people attended the inau-
guration of Lyndon Johnson, second only to
Barack Obama's estimated 1. 8 million. I was
one of those 1.4 million frozen souls and later
covered the White House LBJ ruled only to
witness the Vietnam war wear him down to a
decision to extricate himself from facing an
angry electorate a second time.
Richard Nixon had a 66 percent approval
rating following his second election. Within a
year the Watergate break-in occurred, ulti-
mately forcing Nixon to surrender the presi-
dency before he was impeached. Days before
the resignation, Nixon's approval rating stood
at 24 percent.
I recall riding in his presidential motorcade
during the campaign. As it wound through my
husband's Congressional district, the presi-
dent invited us to stand with he and Pat Nixon
in the presidential limousine. As far as the eye
could view in that Warren, Ohio town square,
there were cheering spectators. Looking out
over the adoring throng, I could feel my own
ego surge by osmosis, even though the cheer-
ing was not for me. I remember thinking,
"This is unhealthy. No human being should
receive this much adulation." Edmund Burke's
famed admonition came to mind, "Power cor-
rupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
When Gerald Ford ascended to the presi-
dency upon Richard Nixon's descent,
Washington reeled with revelry. This humble
man with the common touch who toasted his
own English muffin seemed the perfect anti-
dote to a season of suspicion and conspiracy,


so wrote the press. Attending
President Ford's first exuber-
ant State dinner, famed CBS
commentator Eric Severeid
marveled, "I've never seen so
& much joy in the White
House."
Then, in an attempt to put
Watergate behind the nation,
Ford pardoned his predeces-
LIFE... sor and immediately his 70
THE WAY percent popularity plummet-
WEARE ed, never to be regained, and
he turned the keys to the
."' Oval Office over to a little
Peggy known governor from
Stanton Georgia who began his presi-
dency with 66 percent
approval rating and finished it with 34 percent.
At the close of the first Persian Gulf war,
George the First Bush had an approval rating
of 89 percent; 12 months later, that figure was
sliced to less than half that size a mere 41 per-
cent.
Abraham Lincoln was called a tyrant by his
political adversaries and vilified by the press
during the Civil war. John E Kennedy faced a
potentially difficult re-election, as his approval
rating was slipping from a high of 72 percent
to 58 percent. Assassinations often seem to
confer political sainthood. Surely there must
be an easier way to increase one's popularity.
Barack Obama seems very aware of the
perils of the Presidential precipice. He clearly
does not want to solo in shouldering the enor-
mous challenges present in today's environ-
ment. He has wisely called on all Americans to
join him in rehabbing this country. He painted,
in his inaugural address, a vivid portrait of the
problems facing him and the nation as well as
calibrating the amount of time needed to solve
them. Eight years to be exact?
Every inauguration brings a feeling of joy,
jubilation and oneness, no matter which party


wins. Of course, the folks on the victor's team
are especially euphoric, fully expecting their
man will solve all of America's ills.
Immediately.
One of the continually amazing facts of life
is that there are people who actually want to
take on immense challenges. But these lead-
ers cannot succeed alone. They are after all,
only too human. Creatures are not the Creator


PETAR PISMESTROVIC/KLEINE ZEITUNG, AUSTRIA.

and that is where we come in.
Let's give the new guy more than a break.
Let's give him our prayers. Lots of them.
Peggy Stanton lives on Amelia Island. She is
a former ABC news correspondent in
Washington, D.C., and wife of the late U.S.
Congressman Bill Stanton. She is a former
chair ofNassau Federated Republican Women.
peggystanton@comcast.net


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


City attorney disappointed
I am extremely disappointed with Assistant
State Attorney Wesley White's statements report-
ed in today's News-Leader (Jan. 23) regarding
the city's noise ordinance. It came to a surprise
to me yesterday when I was notified that all noise
ordinance cases were being dismissed due to
Mr. White's opinion that the city's noise ordi-
nance is unconstitutional.
I want to make it abundantly clear that my
opinion, after much legal research on this issue,
is that the city's noise ordinance is not unconsti-
tutional on its face or as applied. A motion was
filed by criminal defense attorney Teri Sopp,
defending one of the alleged violators of the city's
noise ordinance. The hearing on that motion was
scheduled for Friday but was canceled Thursday.
I strongly believe that a judge should make the
decision after giving the city attorney and crimi-
nal defense attorney an opportunity to make legal
arguments regarding the constitutionality of this
noise ordinance. I was denied the opportunity to
make arguments in support of the city's noise
ordinance. Therefore, I believe the city and the
victims in these noise violation cases were denied
due process.
The state attorney always has discretion to
decline prosecuting cases or dismissing them. It
is not necessary to state any reasons for doing so.
Mr. White chose to give his opinion that the city's
noise ordinance was unconstitutional based sole-
ly on the criminal defense attorney's arguments
in her motion to dismiss. Again, Mr. White neg-
lected to consider what the city's arguments
might be and supporting case law that the city's
noise ordinance is constitutional. I vehemently dis-


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agree with Mr. White's opinion as to the consti-
tutionality of the city's noise ordinance. I am pre-
pared to argue that the city's ordinance is con-
stitutional; however, Iwill not get that opportunity
at this time.
In the future, the city's police officers (not
code enforcement) will not issue citations to the
county court but will instead file reports to my
office for prosecution of noise violation cases in
front of the city's Code Enforcement Board. Chief
Hurley has already instructed his officers to
respond to noise complaints by filing a report
with my office for prosecution by the Code
Enforcement Board.
Tammi E. Bach, City Attorney
City of Fernandina Beach
Blight on Centre Street
Another strike against the dream of a thriving
residential neighborhood in downtown
Fernandina. Pompeo's, the formerly respectable
Italian restaurant on Centre Street, is spending less
time these days worrying about having the best
veal in town, and more time trying to maximize the
value of their liquor license.
For five hours a night, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, owner Mario
Manganaro unleashes a wall of ear-splitting noise
called karaoke on his front patio. Crowds of rau-
cous drunks poorly scream and slur the lyrics of
songs like "Cocaine" and "Let's get drunk and
screw" in the heart of the classy historic district.
Awfully young looking women stumble off into the
night with open containers (to the Green Turtle?),
and inebriated patrons linger on the streets well
after last call, yelling, cursing and
just generally raising hell. I am sure these respon-


SERVING YOU

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


sible citizens never drive home intoxicated and are
always diligent about using a designated driver.
Our community's leaders need to think long
and hard about their vision of downtown. Does per-
mitting an evening red-light district help us get any
closer to a prosperous, year-round, mixed-use
golden district? How many times will our well-
heeled visitors that are so important to our econ-
omy look the other way when they catch one of
our tipsy carolers relieving themselves on a build-
ing? I believe this community has high standards,
and our historic downtown is worth fighting for.
Will our leaders show courage and do whatever
it takes to protect the city's number-one asset? I
hope so, but for now some unscrupulous business
owners have the upper hand thanks to the laugh-
able ruling that cities have no power to protect cit-
izens from loud nuisance and aural blight. My
wife and I will soon move out of our apartment on
Centre Street. One step back from that golden
dream.
Angelo Lelekis
Fernandina Beach
Due diligence
Re: Steve's Marketplace, ("Sign of the times:
City closed for business," Jan. 14).
When you read this article Steve would have
you believe that the sign issue is the city's entire
fault. Let's take a closer look at the situation.
Normally when properties are bought and
sold the buyers and sellers enter into a purchase
agreement (contract) and that contract form is
used to facilitate the completion of the transac-
tion. If the property is residential the contract has
a paragraph that allows the buyer to make inspec-
tions of the property to assure the buyer that the
property is as represented. If the property is
commercial there is a clause that allows the
buyer a time period to do their "due diligence"
which in this case would have included talking
to the city about their sign requirements, par-
ticularly since the property is in the Historic
District.
My suspicion is that anyone buying property
in the downtown area would know that there is
a Historic District - it's labeled on all of the
street signs - and that within the Historic District
there probably are certain restrictions that apply
to building designs, colors and signs. Most his-
toric districts have these. If the sign was of great
importance to the buyer, this is the time that he
should have gone to the city and done his due dili-


gence - before he closed on the property. If he
didn't like the requirements or restrictions con-
cerning the sign then he could have chosen not
to close.
It's easy for Steve to throw rocks at the city,
however in this case I don't feel that the rocks are
deserved. The city and the Historic District
Council work very hard to maintain the quality
and integrity of the Historic District.
Louis Goldman
Fernandina Beach
For Crane Island
We have been reading once again about the
issue of Crane Island development. And once
again we hear the word "development" used as
an epithet in a derogatory manner. The growth
in our county will require that development take
place. And with "planned" development we have
and will continue to have many attractive subdi-
visions and communities to enjoy.
We know the difference between good and bad
development, especially as it relates to our trees
and natural beauty of this Island. We have draw-
ings, assurances and written evidence of good
planning for Crane Island. This planning will pro-
duce a community that is developed by a company
with a proven track record for environmental
sensitivity, and one that will provide a riverfront
park for all Nassau County residents to use.
In addition to providing jobs for Nassau
County businesses during the construction phase,
jobs will be provided for the future for those busi-
nesses and personnel in the service business in
Nassau County.
Our Nassau County Commissioners under-
stand well that decisions for Amelia Island are also
decisions for much of the county, With this recent
ruling the court has told Nassau County that it
cannot decide its own fate for those current
landowners and must turn to Tallahassee to find
out if individual owners can build on the land
that they already own.
The commissioners have voted to appeal, not
at taxpayer expense but with expense born by
developers.
The board is really keeping Nassau County
residents first.
Just because we disagree , it does not make
us, Commissioner Mike Boyle or our other com-
missioners, disingenuous.
John Johnson
Fernandina Beach


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V EARTH TALK



Global warming around the U.S.


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Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry trees
are now blossoming earlier due to global
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Dear EarthTalk: Which parts of
the United States are or will be
hardest hit by global warming?
Aliza Perry, Burlington. Vt.
It's difficult to predict which
areas of the U.S. will suffer the
most from global warming, but it's
safe to say that no regions will be
unaffected. Scientists already point
to increased severity of hurricanes
on the East Coast, major Midwest
floods and shrinking glaciers in
the West as proof of global warm-
ing's onset.
Of course, America couldn't
have asked for a better poster
child in the fight to stave off global
warming than Alaska, which is
undergoing dramatic landscape
changes as a result of warming-
induced temperature increases,
glacial melting and sea level rise.
Even Alaska's conservative elected
officials can no longer deny that
human-induced warming is affect-
ing their state. The picture isn't
looking too rosy in the western
continental U.S. either, which is
already facing some of the coun-


try' largest temperature increases.
The signature glaciers in Monta-
na's Glacier National Park may be
all gone within just two decades.
A recent report by two leading
nonprofits, the Rocky Mountain
Climate Organization and the
Natural Resources Defense
Council, details how the 11 U.S.
western states together have expe-
rienced an increase in average
temperature during the last five
years some 70 percent greater
than the global average rise. The
hottest part of the region has been
drought-stricken Arizona, where
average temperatures have risen
some 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit - 120
percent greater than the global
rise - between 2003 and 2007.
Researchers also found that the
West has experienced more fre-
quent and severe heat waves, with
the number of extremely hot days
increasing by up to four days per
decade since 1950.
In the Midwest, seemingly
minor increases in temperature
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Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry
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Gatorless


've been to the
Okefenokee dozens of
times, in all seasons.
After all, it's only about an
hour's drive from here, easy to
get to, uncrowded with peo-
ple, full of nature. Every time
I've been there, no matter the
weather or the time of day,
there are always lots of inter-
esting animals to look at, and
always, of course, gators.
Thus, with certainty last
week when I prepared and
delivered a PowerPoint slide
show on the Okefenokee to
some Elderhostel visitors, I
emphasized
Pogo, the old
cartoon strip
that many
Solder folks
identify with
the
Okefenokee
swamp, and
also alliga-
WILD tors.
WAYS The fol-
lowing day,
the coldest
Pat North
Foster-Turley Florida day
in recent
memory, the Elderhostel
group and I were all bundled
up in parkas, scarves and
gloves for the field trip to the
swamp. Luckily these folks
hailed from New York,
Michigan, North Dakota and
the like, and all could handle
it. It wasn't the Florida they
expected, but these hale and
hearty folks were ready for
anything. And they wanted to
see gators.
We arrived at the
Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge outside Folkston, Ga.,
about 9 a.m. After the first of
our many bathroom breaks,
our bus headed down the 10-
mile loop road on a search for
wildlife. Birds fluttered
through the pine forest. What
were these birds? Robins.
Sure it was interesting to see
flocks of robins wintering here
and not the pairs breeding in
the summers up north. But,
yes, they were still robins, not
very exotic to be sure.
Further on someone spotted a
squirrel. Great, I thought,
maybe it's a fox squirrel, that
large multi-colored denizen of
the pine forests, an unusual
critter. But no, it was only a
gray squirrel, a familiar animal
to all aboard. Heck, they have
better views of robins and
gray squirrels in their own


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backyards at home.
All morning we toured the
Okefenokee by bus and on
foot. We visited the Chesser
Homestead, walked the board-
walk to the observation tower,
scanned the borrow ditches
beside the road for gators and
otters. But what we found
instead was ice. The ditches
were iced over and any gators
to be had were deep underwa-
ter, out of sight, dormant with
a slowed metabolism, avoiding
the cold. Behind the visitor's
center, for the first time I can
recall, even in the sunny
spots, there was not a gator to
be had.
The view from the 50-foot-
high observation platform
overlooking a large wet
"prairie" also was gatorless
and nearly birdless as well.
Yes, there was one white great
egret, far in the distance, visi-
ble with binoculars. A few vul-
tures soared overhead. And
what was that? A sandhill
crane? But it was so far away,
even with binoculars, it was
difficult to tell.
For the first five hours of
our visit to the Okefenokee,
we looked at robins and mock-
ingbirds, frost-damaged pitch-
er plants and hanging Spanish
moss, but not much else.
By now the day had
warmed up a bit - not warm
enough for gators to be mov-
ing around - but at least warm
enough for us to take our
much anticipated boat tour
down the Suwannee Canal
with Okefenokee Adventures
(www.okefenokeeadven-
tures.com). With a group of
nearly 40 people, we were
divided into three tour boats,
but I made certain that I
joined the one that Joey
Griffin was piloting. I've heard
about Joey, a seventh-genera-
tion swamper, equally familiar
with local lore and modern
ecology, and I wanted to see
him in action.
I was not disappointed.
With his strong Georgia
brogue he told us he was from


vamp

New York
City until peo-
ple caught on
and laughed.
When some-
one asked
about the
pink bub-
blegum col-
ored mark-
Griffin ings on tree
trunks he told
us it was
lichen, but in an unforgettable
way. "Alice Algae met Freddie
Fungus, they had a 'liken' and
the marriage has been in the
woods and on the rocks ever
since." He told me privately
that his coworker Sheila Willis
came up with this saying one
day when the two of them
were chatting and that college
professors around the region
have called him to get the
wording to use in their class-
es.
Throughout the boat tour,
Joey continued to entertain
us. He admitted that he, too,
was surprised that now that
the weather had warmed up
there were still no gators to be
seen. It's the first time ever, he
said, that he was not able to
show gators to a group.
By now, though, the group
was happy. Joey's stories, his
knowledge and his informa-
tive and amusing answers to
our questions kept us laugh-
ing and wondering the whole
time. The swamp, even on a
cold day, had an aesthetic
beauty and sense of peace that
enthralled the city dwellers
regardless of the lack of ani-
mal sightings.
And then our wildlife view-
ing luck came through. No
gators, but something else
even more inspiring broke our
reveries at the end of the day.
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Woman, 84, dies


in wreck on A1A


SHANNON MALCOM
News Leader
A Fernandina Beach woman
died Monday at Shands Jack-
sonville, three days after she
was involved in a vehicle acci-
dent on A1A near License Drive.
Margery Ann Freas, 84, was
taken to Shands by helicopter
after the Friday accident; she
remained in critical condition
until she died Monday.
The accident happened
about 4 p.m. According to a
Nassau County Sheriff's Office
deputy, Freas, who was wear-
ing a seatbelt, was driving a
2004 Pontiac and attempting to


pull out License Drive onto A1A;
she drove into the path of a 1994
Ford truck traveling west and
driven William Samuel Jones,
50, of Yulee.
Jones' vehicle struck Freas'
car, and Freas and her passen-
ger, Arthur K. Freas, 84, of
Fernandina Beach, were both
taken to Shands. Arthur Freas
suffered only minor injuries,
according to the report. Arthur
Freas and Jones, who was unin-
jured, were also wearing seat-
belts.
Freas was determined to be
the at-fault driver for failing to
yield the right-of-way to Jones.
No citations were issued.


Wreck kills


Bryceville man


SHANNON MALCOM
News Leader
A 20-year-old Bryceville man
was pronounced dead at the
scene of a single-vehicle acci-
dent Saturday night in Callahan.
His passenger, an 18-year-old
man from Callahan, received
only minor injuries.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Brian A.
Parsons was driving a 1993
Chevrolet pickup truck east on
Roy Booth Road, east of US 1,
about 11:35 p.m. when he lost
control of the truck while round-
ing a turn.
The truck traveled off the


road onto the grassy shoulder of
the road, then overturned, par-
tially ejecting Parsons, who was
not wearing a seatbelt.
His passenger, Johnathan L.
Benischeck, was not seriously
injured and did not require
transport to the hospital.
Parsons was pronounced dead
at the scene of the accident, and
his body was taken to the
Jacksonville Medical Exam-
iner's Office for examination.
Investigators are awaiting
the results of toxicology tests
to determine whether drugs or
alcohol was a factor in the acci-
dent.
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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
suspicion of a crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach
Police Department at 277-7342
or the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office anonymously by calling
225-0147in Yulee and Fernan-
dina Beach or 879-2136 in
Callahan, Hilliard and Bryce-
ville. The "We Tip"program - 1-
800-78CRIME - also allows
callers to leave anonymous tips.

Semi stolen
A semi trailer filled with
leather products worth approx-
imately $185,000 was reported
stolen from a Yulee trucking
yard last week.
According to a Nassau
County Sheriff's Office report,
a representative of the compa-
ny, Scott Trucking Inc., told
detectives an employee drop-
ped the container at the Scott
Trucking Inc. yard at 96126
Mount Zion Loop about 4:15
p.m. on Jan. 19. About six hours
later, the trailer was found miss-
ing.
According to the report, the
trailer is a white 2005 Walbash
dry van container with the
name "Glenn Moore" on the
side, and it is worth about
$22,000.
The complainant told police
he'd contacted company head-
quarters to obtain a copy of
surveillance video to assist the
investigation, but he was told
the area of the yard from which
the trailer was stolen was not
visible from the angle the sur-


veillance camera films from.
An investigator confirmed
the account of events with both
drivers. The case is under
investigation; no arrests have
been made.

Company car
A Yulee man was arrested
last week after he allegedly
stole a vehicle owned by the
company he worked for imme-
diately after his job was termi-
nated.
Jeffery Wayne Caudill, 39,
has been charged with grand
theft of an automobile after he
reportedly took off in a com-
pany vehicle a supervisor was
driving to retrieve another com-
pany vehicle at Caudill's home
on Jan. 20.
According to a police
report, Caudill was terminat-
ed from his position as a "labor-
er driver" for a company based
in Georgia on Jan. 20, and a
Kingsland Police Department
officer told Caudill that money
he claimed the company owed
him was a civil matter and that
he would have to return his
company vehicle.
Two employees from the
company were to accompany
Caudill to his home in Yulee
and retrieve the vehicle that
was in Caudill's possession.
According to the report,
Caudill was riding in a pickup
truck driven by one of them
with the other employee driv-
ing a separate vehicle. Caudill
told his co-worker he wanted to
get a drink, so they stopped at
the Florida Citrus Center on
A1A.
While the co-worker was
inside the store, Caudill
allegedly ran back to the vehi-
cle, a 2006 Ford F-250, and
drove west on A1A.


The co-workers attempted
to follow Caudill, but lost track
of him near Crawford Road. A
Nassau County deputy went to
the listed address for Caudill in
Yulee and learned Caudill no
longer lived there and was at a
Hilliard residence with the
stolen vehicle.
Deputies found Caudill,
with the truck at 16473 Oak
Hill Rd., Hilliard. Caudill report-
edly said he was keeping the
truck until the company paid
him the money he claimed they
owed him. He was then arrest-
ed and booked into the Nassau
County Jail; he has since been
released on bond.

Felonyarrests
* Daniel Wade Frame, 24,
2727 Ocean Ave., Fernandina
Beach, Jan. 24, Duval County
warrant for possession of a con-
trolled substance, $10,003.
* Russell Bryan Tyler, 27,
45199 Iris Blvd., Callahan, Jan.
24, violating probation for a
conviction of sale, delivery or
purchase of illegal drugs, no
bond.
* Autumn Katrina Mosley,
26, 1890 Lake Side Dr.,
Fernandina Beach, Jan. 23,
grand theft, $10,002 bond.
* Keith Charles Coltrane,
25, 54310 Jamison Court,
Callahan, Jan. 23, Suwannee
County warrant for failure to
appear in court on a charge of
leaving the scene of an
accident with property dam-
age.
* Justin Lee Dawley, 25,
37005 Oak St., Hilliard, Jan. 23,
violating probation for a con-
viction of theft of a firearm, no
bond.
* Waylon Clayton Wilder,
28, 95197 Cook Rd.,
Fernandina Beach, Jan. 23, bur-


glary, larceny and possession
of a controlled substance.
* Frank Gleason Ward, 39,
95391 Catalina Dr., Fernandina
Beach, Jan. 22, aggravated bat-
tery.
* Madison Lee Lucas, 32,
151493 CR 108, Hilliard, Jan.
22, Duval County warrant for
possession of a controlled sub-
stance and possession of con-
trolled substance parapherna-
lia, $10,003 bond.
* Aranilton Jose Pereira,
55, Seminole, Jan. 22, habitual
driving with a license that has
been suspended or revoked.
* Matthew David Tucker,
25, 85042 Halls Lane, Yulee,
Jan. 22, failure of a sex offend-
er to report a change of name
or address.
* Samuel Robert Brown,
46, 1255 Forest Dr., Fernandina
Beach, Jan. 21, violating pro-
bation for a conviction of grand
theft, no bond.
* James Lewis Adams, 35,
Jacksonville, Jan. 21, petit theft,
forgery and uttering a forged
instrument.
* Edward Scott West, 19,
Jacksonville, Jan. 21, battery
and violating probation for a
conviction of burglary.
* Melissa Dean Bedsole,
39, 61544 River Rd., Callahan,
Jan. 21, fraudulently obtaining
a controlled substance, $20,004
bond.
* Robert Eugene Martin,
55,2191 Kinard Rd., Bryceville,
Jan. 20, driving with a license
that has been permanently
revoked.
* Wilfredo Bonilla, 34,
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 20,
Broward County warrant for
violating probation, no bond.
* Ronda Carlene Marell,
36, 85333 Joann Rd., Yulee, Jan.
20, battery and resisting arrest.
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RYAN SMITH fic accidents costs the taxpa
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nance to recover costs associ- is not to generate funds - it
ated with responding to traffic replace money already b(
accidents. The commissioners spent," she said. "... You ha
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years "When you look at the cost
dri- to your taxpayers for fender-
she benders, you're looking at
that around half a million dollars a
this year," Moore said.
'sto "What if citizens are sud-
eing denly getting their insurance
ve a canceled?" asked Commission
who Chairman Barry Holloway.
ve a "How do we handle that?"
who "That's a good question,
I yet along with, "Will my rates go
up?'" Moore said. 'The honest
pri- answer is: your premium will
)res- go up because you're at fault,
ding not because of this extra step.
rom You're deemed riskier."
"How can you guarantee you
lers, won't bill somebody who died in
hen that accident?" Commissioner
link- Danny Leeper asked. "How do
ke a you handle a fatality?"
,ion- "We don't bill anything that
don't you don't send us," Moore said.
end- "How do you go about deter-
mining who's at fault?" Leeper
asked.
"Through the sheriffs office.
... It certainly doesn't preclude
people from going through the
normal due process," Moore
said.
he Moore said that Cost
Recovery Corp. would first try
to collect from the at-fault dri-
ver's insurance company. If the
insurance company declined to
pay, the case would be dropped
if the driver was a Nassau
County resident. Visitors to the
county, however, would be
billed directly if their insurers
refused payment.
er Commissioner Mike Boyle
expressed skepticism about the
idea. "A lot of Nassau County's
economy comes from tourists.
Those aren't residents," he said.
"If you're going to come to
Nassau County and be negli-
gent, (don't come)," Moore
said.
"But you don't set out to
have a negligent accident,"
ppi! Boyle said. "You might set out to
commit a robbery because
that's the type of person you
are, but you don't set out to have
le a negligent accident. Those are
t apples and oranges."
Boyle also asked how much
money the cost-recovery pro-
cess could bring.
I.l;...r,. $200,000 and
$275,000, conservatively,"
Moore said.
Commissioner Stacy John-
son expressed qualified support
for the proposal.
"I agree, as long as that rev-
enue is earmarked for the fire
department," Holloway said.
Nassau County Fire Rescue
Chief Chuck Cooper urged the
commissioners to remain open
to the idea. "I think this is some-
thing that can bring money
back into the budget without
burdening the taxpayer, and at
the same time improve our
service," he said.
No vote was taken, and the
matter was continued to the
commission's Feb. 9 meeting.
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COURT REPORT


The following report was
compiled by Shannon Malcom,
News-Leader staff from the Jan.
22 court docket of Circuit Court
Judge Robert Foster
* Lisa Margret Anderson
denied violating probation for
a conviction of sale or deliv-
ery of cocaine.
* Charles Justin Bailey
pleaded not guilty to domestic
battery and battery on a per-
son older than 65.
* Robert Daryn Barns
pleaded guilty to habitual driv-
ing with a license that has
been suspended or revoked.
Adjudication was withheld and
Barns was sentenced to 90
days in the Nassau County Jail
followed by 90 days of court-
supervised probation. Barns
was ordered to pay $348 in
court costs, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office and a $150
public defender's lien. Barns
will not be prosecuted on a
charge of battery.
* Milton Allen Beck Jr.
pleaded guilty for convenience
to possession of firearm
ammunition by a convicted
felon and possession of a con-
cealed weapon by a convicted
felon. He was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to 20
months in a state prison and
ordered to pay $348 in court
costs, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office and a $150
public defender's lien. Beck
will not be prosecuted on
charges of grand theft and
driving with a license that has
been suspended or revoked.
* Jack Dylan Bishop plead-
ed not guilty to possession of
a controlled substance, pos-
session of more than 20 grams
of marijuana and possession
of controlled substance para-
phernalia.
* Garrick Travis Brockett
pleaded guilty to sale or deliv-
ery of marijuana. He was adju-
dicated guilty and sentenced
to four months 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.
* Penny Williamson Cun-
ningham was adjudicated
guilty for violating probation
for a conviction of possession
of cocaine. Her probation was
revoked and terminated, and
she was put on community
control for the remainder of
her probation.
* David Franklin
Daughtry pleaded guilty to
fleeing or attempting to elude
police, burglary to a structure
or conveyance and two counts
of grand theft. Daughtry was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 42 months in a state
prison and ordered to pay
$1,392 in court costs, $400 to
the State Attorney's Office, a
$600 public defender's lien and
at least $1,210 in restitution.
Daughtry will not be prose-
cuted for additional charges
of grand theft and burglary.
* William Joseph Fussell
Jr. pleaded not guilty to aggra-
vated battery on a law enforce-
ment officer, fleeing or
attempting to elude police and
possession of a controlled sub-
stance.
* Haley Grace Garrett
pleaded not guilty to posses-
sion of a controlled substance
and possession of controlled
substance paraphernalia.
* Brodrick Ladrell Greene
pleaded not guilty to sale and
delivery of cocaine.
* Steven Paul Harmon






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admitted to violating proba-
tion for a conviction of grand
theft of a motor vehicle. His
probation was revoked and
terminated, and he was sen-
tenced to time served in the
Nassau County Jail.
* Natalie Catrice Harvey
pleaded not guilty to battery
on a law enforcement officer,
battery and affray and riots.
* Robin Doreen Hatten
pleaded not guilty to carrying
a concealed firearm.
* Julia Turner Hollon
pleaded not guilty to fraudu-
lently obtaining a controlled
substance.
* Kelli Faydelynn Hollon
pleaded not guilty to fraudu-
lently obtaining a controlled
substance.
* Chris Raynard Jenkins
pleaded not guilty to intent to
defraud and grand theft.
* Brandon Christopher
Jones pleaded guilty for con-
venience to grand theft. He
was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to 10 months 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. Jones
will not be prosecuted on a
charge of burglary to a
dwelling.
* Cynthia Paige Leblanc
pleaded guilty to robbery. She
will be sentenced on Feb. 5.
* Sam Lee pleaded guilty
to possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell,
manufacture or purchase. He
was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to three years in a
state prison, but his sentence
will be suspended provided he
successfully completes 18
months of drug offender com-
munity control. Lee was
ordered to pay $448 in court
costs, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office and a $150
public defender's lien. Lee will
not be prosecuted on an addi-
tional charge of possession of
a controlled substance with
intent to sell, manufacture or
purchase.
* Madison Lee Lucas
pleaded not guilty to posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
* Louis David Miner
pleaded not guilty to forging
bank bills or promissory notes
and uttering forged bills.
* William Stewart Orshal
pleaded guilty to failure to reg-
ister as a sex offender. He was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 13 months in a state
prison, and he was ordered to
pay $348 in court costs, $100


to the State Attorney's Office
and a $150 public defender's
lien. Orshal will not be prose-
cuted on a charge of posses-
sion of more than 20 grams of
marijuana.
* Michelle Renee Pulum-
barit pleaded guilty to pos-
session of cocaine. She was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to five months 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. She will
not be prosecuted on charges
of possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance paraphernalia.
* A trial date of May 11
was set for Enrico Spencer
Roberts on charges of alter-
ing, destroying or concealing
evidence, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana,
possession of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell, man-
ufacture or purchase and pos-
session of cocaine.
* Jessica Erin Rodgers
denied violating probation for
a conviction of obtaining prop-
erty in return for worthless
checks.
* Christie Lynn Ryals
pleaded not guilty to grand
theft and dealing in stolen
property.
* Timothy Scott Spaulding
pleaded not guilty to dealing in
stolen property, petit theft,
possession of drugs and grand
theft.
* Joseph Richard Wagner
pleaded guilty to possession
of a controlled substance. He
was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to time served in
the Nassau County Jail.
Wagner was ordered to pay
$448 in court costs, $100 to
the State Attorney's Office and
a $150 public defender's lien.
Wagner will not be prosecuted
on two additional charges of
possession of a controlled sub-
stance.
* Angelina Ocla White-
head pleaded guilty to pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance paraphernalia and
possession of a controlled sub-
stance. Whitehead was sen-
tenced to 50 days in the
Nassau County Jail and
ordered to pay $448 in court
costs and $100 to the State
Attorney's Office.
* Rontavis Didrexis
Wiggins pleaded not guilty to
sale or delivery of cocaine and
possession of cocaine.
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legal system' in divorces


SHANNON MALCOM
News Leader

A small group of people,
mostly based in Nassau County,
are trying to form a non-profit
group that would help people
who feel their divorce cases
have somehow gone terribly
awry.
BeBe McFadden, aJackson-
ville woman who is the acting
spokesperson for the newly
formed Advocates for Civil
Justice, said right now the focus
of the group is to help people file
formal complaints against
judges who make seemingly
unrealistic rulings in certain
cases.
And the criteria, she said,
will be more than simply not lik-
ing or not agreeing with the out-
come of the case, and although
the group does include some
attorneys, it is not meant to take
the place of legal aid organiza-
tions.
"We want to be there for after
someone has exhausted all pos-
sibilities with the legal system,"
she said. "Then we can help
them to write a letter to the
Judicial Qualifying Commission,
to file a formal complaint against
a judge, if there's been the
appearance of impropriety ...
and we'll help them follow
through with that complaint."
McFadden said she and oth-
ers in the group recognized a
need for such an organization
after hearing about several sit-
uations where the outcomes of
cases seemed far from just; she
gives one example of a non-cus-


todial parent who was ordered
to pay more in child support
than he earned at his job.
"We feel that especially in
Nassau County there are a lot of
people who have not had jus-
tice prevail, and they don't know
how to go about saying anything
about it," McFadden said. "They
just feel they're getting a raw
deal, and they don't have the
wherewithal to pursue it, so we
decided that we don't like to
hear about that."
George Horbath of
Fernandina Beach is another
member of the fledgling group;
he said they plan to focus pri-
marily on divorce cases.
Emotions run high in such sit-
uations, he said, and achieving
justice can save sanity, even
lives, as he believes when peo-
ple become disenfranchised
when it comes to their children,
or become unable to support
themselves because of large
amounts of ordered child sup-
port or alimony, they can be
"pushed over the edge."
Both Horbath and McFad-
den say they personally have
not experienced anything
they've felt was an unfair shake
at the hands of the judicial sys-
tem, and they say they're not
singling out any specific judge.
They simply want people to
know that in certain situations,
the judge is not necessarily the
end of the road for a case.
"We are challenging the judi-
cial system," Horbath said. "A
lot of people are suffering in the
county due to extreme cases...
the stories are gut-wrenching


sometimes."
But he also cautions that
only specific circumstances can
be appealed to the Judicial
Qualifying Commission; there
would have to be evidence that
a judge acted inappropriately
and somehow violated one of
the guidelines judges must
adhere to.
"You can't just go off half-
cocked, you have to make a case
against the judge," he said. "Our
main thing is just to say, These
are the rules that the judge must
follow,' and then determine if
the case applies, and if so, help
them through the process of fil-
ing a complaint."
McFadden said the group
includes some active attorneys,
but they want to remain anony-
mous and work behind the
scenes because attorneys have
to work with the judges on a
regular basis, and to openly
assist in filing a complaint
against a certain judge could
prove problematic.
She said the group right now
is testing the waters, to see if
there's a need for the service.
Horbath has no doubt there
is a need.
"I expect that when word
gets out, there will be sort of a
flood of complaints," he said.
"Ultimately, the purpose is to
bring balance back to the coun-
ty ... the ones suffering the
worst ... are the children."
For more information on vol-
unteering to help the organiza-
tion or for assistance with a case,
contact McFadden at bebemc-
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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Pirates (19-2 and 7-1 in district play) secured the
No. 2 seed for the district tournament with Friday's win
over the visiting Episcopal Eagles. Pictured, from left,
are Pirates Terin Dallas, Carlos Holcey and Tai Alford.


Pirates collect two more v


BETH JONES
News Leader
The Pirates (19-2) wrapped up the second
seed for the district tournament after beating
Episcopal 70-62 Friday. They finish 7-1 in dis-
trict play.
Ribault, unbeaten in the district, holds down
the top seed and Yulee is third. Episcopal, Bishop
Snyder, Bolles, West Nassau, Baldwin and Trinity
are seeded fourth through ninth, respectively, for
the district tournament, which starts Feb. 9 at
Fernandina Beach High School. The Pirates take
on West Nassau at 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates will also be hosting the county
tournament this weekend. The 16th annual
Johnny T. Smith Classic gets under way Friday.
Hilliard and West Nassau play at 6 p.m. and
Yulee and Fernandina play in the night cap at 7:30
p.m. The consolation game is at 6 p.m. Saturday
and the championship is at 7:30 p.m.


Episcopal jumped out to a 12-9 lead after a
quarter but, by halftime, the Pirates led 38-29 and
held a 53-39 lead after three quarters.
"Episcopal is one of the better teams in our
district and they presented some challenges for
us in that they have a couple of real strong scor-
ers," said Matt Schreiber, FBHS head boys bas-
ketball coach. 'They do a good job of protecting
the basketball, so we weren't able to force as
many turnovers.
"I felt like our focus and intensity were better
than they've been in recent games. We seemed
to be headed back in the right direction."
Four Pirates were in double figures in scor-
ing. Carlos Holcey led with 19, Jake Brogdon had
15, including a trio of three-pointers, and Zach
Rocheleau and Tai Alford chipped in 11 apiece.
Holcey also had 10 rebounds, Andrew Vrancic
had eight and James Russell recorded seven.
Rocheleau also had five assists.
Fernandina capped the week Saturday, trav-


vins, push record to

eling to Hilliard to pick up a 72-45 win over the and game out. We have so
Flashes. any given night can contr
FBHS dominated the first half, outscoring The Pirates were rank
the hosts 21-8 in the first quarter and 22-8 in in the state in their class b
the second. Yulee. Ribault handed tl
"We were able against Hilliard to score the other loss of the season.
ball very well and got a contribution from every- * The Yulee Hornets
body on the offensive end," Schreiber said. after losing to West Nass;
iiliii,:, I , in a bit of a rebuilding process. It's "We played without t
always good to get a county win." necessary in a big game a
Alford led the Pirates on the scoreboard with Burton, Yulee High Schoo
13 points. He also had three assists and three coach. "West Nassau p
steals. Holcey had 12 points, eight rebounds, deserved to win the game
four assists and a steal. Billy Hunt scored 12 lesson for our team as we
points. Terin Dallas and Rocheleau had eight the season."
apiece. Dallas had four rebounds, two assists The Hornets were 1-f(
and three steals. Rocheleau had seven assists. range in the first half and
'Tai had a good weekend," Schreiber said. line.
"We've been needingTai to get on track because 'That leads to poor sc
he's a big part of this team. Carlos Holcey's some poor shot selection
probably our most consistent player game in The Hornets hosted H


19-2


o many other guys on
ibute."
ed as high as seventh
before losing earlier to
he Pirates' their only
are 16-5 on the season
au 63-51 Friday.
he emotions that are
nd got beat," said Don
l head boys basketball
played very well and
e. It should be a good
* progress throughout

or-15 from three-point
3-for-10 from the foul

oring distribution and
," Burton said.
[illiard Tuesday.


Hornets lose to Gators in conference title game
BETH JONES
News Leader

Yulee Middle School's boys bas-
ketball team hosted the Lakeside
Gators Friday night in the Florida
Crown Conference championship.
Lakeside won 69-56.
'"They really worked hard this year
and came together as a team," said
Jonathan Ball, YMS head coach. "Our
main focus this season was to win
county. The conference part of it was
just icing on the cake.
"I couldn't be more proud of them
and what they've been able to accom-
plish this year. I am most proud how-
ever of the growth that they have
shown as young men. Each of them
has displayed qualities and charac-
teristics that will enable them to be
successful in whatever they decide to
do with their lives. Their work ethic,
dedication and commitment to the
team and each other will transfer over
into their life and future."
The Hornets finish with an 11-3
overall record. Eight players move on
to the high school next season.
"We've got another strong group of
players returning next year though,"
Ball said. '"The JV team went unde-
feated and won county this year. If
they keep working like they have, PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
they will have a good shot at repeating Yulee's Tony Stevens, left, fights for a rebound Tuesday when the Hornets hosted Lakeside in the conference
as county champs next year." title game. Right, Derrick Henry shoots for the Hornets, who settled for second in the conference.


SOCCER


Pirates play

in district
The Pirates capped the reg-
ular season Thursday, beating
5A Wolfson 3-2.
The Fernandina Beach
High School boys soccer team
ended its regular season with a
15-7-1 record. The Pirates went
undefeated in their last eight
games.
Pirate Jason Olbina beat
three defenders and a keeper
after a long pass from Drew
DeAngelo to score the Pirates'
first goal. The second goal was
ripped into the upper right cor-
ner of the goal from the 18 by
William Hunt after a nice pass
threaded past numerous Wolf-
son players from Pirate Robbie
Phillips.
The final goal was a last-
minute redirect of a shot by
B.T. Valdez by Connor Nelson,
just past the outstretched fin-
gers of the Wolfson goalkeeper.
The Pirates eliminated West
Nassau 8-0 Monday in the first
round of the District 4-3A tour-
nament at Episcopal. The semi-
finals are slated for today and
the final is Friday.


House resolution the wrong forum for BCS gripes


A dozen members of the House of
Representatives reportedly cast "no" or "pres-
ent" votes on a resolution intended to com-
mend the University of Florida for winning the
BCS Championship earlier this month. Among
the nay sayers, as one would expect, were rep-
resentatives from Utah and Texas, whose
teams many felt should have been given a shot
at the title over Florida and Oklahoma.
"A fine school with a great team deserves
better than a national championship that was
decided inside somebody's computer," said
Texas Rep. Joe Barton about Florida's champi-
onship.
I couldn't agree more with the premise of
the argument. I've used this very space on sev-
eral occasions over the last 10 years to blast
the BCS computer nerds and the need for a
playoff system. With that said, the dissenters
to the BCS could have picked a better forum
to voice their displeasure. After all, the Florida
players weren't responsible for the computers
placing them in Miami on Jan. 8. They were


responsible, however, for
stymieing Oklahoma's
offense, which, prior to the
game, was portrayed as the
most prolific offense in mod-
ern-day college football histo-
ry. For that, a commendation
of the Gators was certainly in
order. Unless, of course, your
name is Bobby Bright, a rep-
resentative from Alabama,
SPORTS who reportedly said he just
couldn't bring himself to
TALK praise a team that is such a
bitter rival of his in-state
JOHN L. schools. Still smarting over
CRAWFORD that SEC Championship
game, are we Bob? ...
If there is one positive in a
NFL team not making the playoffs, it might be
the extra time invested in preparation for the
next draft. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach
Jack Del Rio and his staff were afforded the


opportunity to take that preparation a step fur-
ther when they were selected to coach the
South team, which came out on top of the
North 35-18 in Saturday's Senior Bowl. Not
only is the win likely to leave the Jags coaches
with a better taste in their mouths after a train
wreck of a 2008 season, the pages of personnel
notes they undoubtedly compiled should give
them a leg up this April. And, considering that
Jacksonville doesn't currently have any player
considered to be "Pro Bowl" caliber, boy do
they need a great draft. I'll go a step further
and proclaim this year's draft as the second
most important in franchise history, taking a
back seat only to the 1995 draft when then-
head coach Tom Coughlin used the second
pick on OTTony Boselli, who is arguably
Jacksonville's best player ever ...
Looking over the Senior Bowl rosters prior
to the game, I was stunned to come across this
entry: 21 Antone Smith, RB, Florida State. Was
he really a senior last season? The guy who
came in with so much promise seems to have


gone out of Tallahassee without so much as an
impression left on the Seminoles. I guess I was
waiting for Smith to have a breakout year and
it just never happened. Maybe he'll catch on as
a role player in the NFL...
The multitude of Florida basketball fans,
who undoubtedly swore off watching the
Gators for the remainder of the season after a
70-69 buzzer beating loss to South Carolina
last Wednesday, missed a good one on
Saturday. Florida used 12 three-pointers to put
on a first-half offensive show and virtually
cruised to a 94-69 win over Vanderbilt on the
road. Before anyone gets too excited, however,
it's very unlikely the Gators will come out with
that hot of a shooting hand every game. Until
Florida learns how to grind out wins with
defense when the shots aren't falling, fans can
expect to continue on an up-and-down roller
coaster ride with this young team.
John L. Crawford's column appears Wednes-
days. E-mail him atjlcrawford727@aol.com.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28,2009 SPORTS News-Leader


Lady Hornets top Lady Pirates


BETH JONES
News Leader

Yulee's Lady Hornets host-
ed the Lady Pirates Friday. The
home team won.
On Saturday, the Lady
Pirates traveled to Hilliard to
take on another county foe.
"Coming off a tough loss to
Yulee, the Lady Pirates really
gave 110 percent versus
Hilliard," said Mike Landtroop,
head girls basketball coach at
Fernandina Beach High
School. 'The Pirates struggled
a little with the offense in the
first half, but really came on
strong in the fourth quarter,
outscoring Hilliard 23-8.
"Our team goal was to play
hard for all four quarters and
leave nothing on the court.
Hilliard is a good team with a
good press and really chal-
lenged the Pirates with intense
defense throughout the game.
The girls handled the pressure
well and created offense off of
Hilliard's press.
'The effort and determina-
tion that the girls gave was
probably the best of the year."
Whitney Small led FBHS
with 12 points. Ebony Peterson
chipped in eight.
The Lady Pirates got their
fourth win of the season
Thursday, beating Trinity
Christian 54-20.
Symone Mitchell led with
12 points and J.B. Belcher
added 10.
"The girls were enjoying
themselves and having fun and
sometimes that is all that is
needed to create some
offense," Landtroop said.
"Defensively, the Lady Pirates
really stepped up and dominat-
ed the game from the start with


BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Yulee's Hillary Fuller shoots for the Lady Hornets Friday
when they hosted the Lady Pirates.


the press creating quick tran-
sition offense.
"J.B. got the Pirates going
early with a lot of offensive
rebounds and put-backs."
The Lady Pirates honored
their seniors and captains -
Jessica Schwec, Raven Hardy


and Lindsey Young.
"They are my leaders on
and off the court and I wish
them the best in the future,"
Landtroop said.
The Lady Pirates played at
Baker CountyTuesday. District
tourney is Feb. 2-7 in Baldwin.


CONFERENCE RUNNERS- UP


BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Yulee Middle School boys basketball team finished as Florida Crown Conference
runners-up after Friday's loss to the Lakeside Gators.


Opening day Feb. 7 for family softball league

The Family Driven Softball petition will begin at 11 a.m. Lloyd of Blackrock Baptist
League will hold opening day and will be judged by Eric Church.
Feb. 7. The ceremony will Schmidt of Yulee Baptist The final game of the day
begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by Church. will be at 1:30 pm and will fe
opening statement from ASA In the second game at ture Five Points Baptist
regional commissioner Deena 11:30 a.m., Celebration Church against Celebration
Poole. The FDSL board of Baptist Church No. 2 will take Baptist Church No. 1. Chris
directors will then be intro- on Yulee Baptist Church. Spivey from Celebration
duced followed by opening At noon, the best dessert Baptist Church will say close
prayer by Jake Mottayaw. competition will be super- ing prayer following the
The National Anthem will vised by Mary Bennett. The game.
be sung by Pastor Sean judges will be Paul and Vickie The community is invitee
Gossett followed by the cere- Hafer from The Lighthouse to attend these events and
monial first pitch by Pastor 89.3FM and Poole. admission is free. Purchase
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FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Jan 30-31 JOHNNYT SMITH (county)
Feb 9-14 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TBA
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Jan 30-31 Johnny T Smith (FBHS)
Feb 3 TRINITY CATHOLIC 530/7


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
Jan 30- District


TBA


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
Feb 2-7 District 4-3A at Baldwin TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Feb 7 District 3-1A TBA
Feb 13-16 Region 1-1A at Starke TBA
Feb 19-21 State at Lakeland 1000
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
Jan 26-30 District at Episcopal TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Baseball
Feb 10 First Pitch at Palatka 700
Feb 13 First Pitch at Palatka TBA
Feb 17 at Baker County 6 00
Feb 18 FLEMING ISLAND 530
Feb 20 PONTE VEDRA 600
Feb 26 at Bishop Snyder 4 00
Feb 27 UNIVERSITYCHRISTIAN 600
March 6 at Winter Haven 7 00
March 7 at Lake Wales 1200
March 10 at Bolles 6 00
March 13 YULEE 700
March 20 at West Nassau 6 00
March 21 WAYNE COUNTY, Ga 1 00
March 24 Nease at Baseball Grounds 6 00
March 26 at Trinity 400
March 27 at University Christian 4 00
March 31 at Yulee 6 00
April 3 EPISCOPAL 700
April 4 at Wayne County 1 00
April 8-11 DIAMOND CLASSIC TBA
April 14 at Baldwin 600
April 16 at Fleming Island 400
April 17 at Lake City-Columbia 700
April 20 at Camden County 6 00
April 24 LEE 7 00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Baseball
Feb 20 at Fleming Island 330
Feb 23 at West Nassau 5 00
Feb 24 ORANGE PARK 500
Feb 26 YULEE 6 00
March 2 at University Christian 4 00
March 6 FLEMING ISLAND 600
March 9 ENGLEWOOD 500
March 10 BOLLES 500


March 13
March 16
March 18
March 19
March 24
March 25
March 26
March 30
April 1-2
April 6


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March 2
March 4
March 7
March 9
March 12
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March 19
March 20
March 23
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March 27
April 1

April 2
April 14
April 16
April 18


Feb 13
Feb 14
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Feb 24
Feb 27
March 5
March 6
March 9
March 10
March 13
March 17
March 18
March 20
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March 27
March 31
April 4
April 6


at Ponte Vedra
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN
at Englewood
at Yulee
PONTE VEDRA
WEST NASSAU
TRINITY
at Bolles
Tournament at Yulee
at Orange Park


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Baseball
at West Nassau 6 00
BOLLES 600
HILLIARD 600
at Baldwin 6 00
at Fernandina Beach 6 00
HAWTHORNE 430
at Camden County Ga 600
WEST NASSAU 500
at First Coast 1200
BISHOP SNYDER 600
at Hilliard 630
3 BALDWIN 600
D FERNANDINA BEACH 600
D EPISCOPAL 600
3 CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga 500
SFIRSTCOAST 530
TRINITY CHRISTIAN 500
JV HORNET SPRING CLASSIC
First Coast-West Nassau 4 00
Fernandina Beach-Yulee 700
Consolation game 400
Championship 7 00
at Bolles 6 00
at Camden County spring tourney
vs Wayne County TBA
vs Coffee County TBA
runner-up and championshipTBA


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Baseball
at Hawthorne preseason c
vs Gainesville-Eastside
vs Hawthorne
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at Hilliard
MANDARIN CHRISTIAN
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HAWTHORNE
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at Episcopal"
at Camden County Ga
HILLIARD
at Fernandina Beach"
at Mandarin Christian
FIRST COAST
at Hawthorne
at Bishop Snyder"
at Orange Park
at Trinity Christian
FERNANDINA BEACH
at St Johns Country Day
at Robert E Lee


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April 14 BOLLES 6 00
April 17 ANDREW JACKSON 600
April 21 BISHOP SNYDER (seniors) 6 00
April 23 at Andrew Jackson 6 00
April 24 at Gainesville 700
April 27-30 District at Episcopal
SDistrict game
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Softball
Feb 3 Preseason at West Nassau 500
Feb 5 Preseason at West Nassau 5 00
Feb 10 at Baldwin 630
Feb 12 STANTON 600
Feb 13 YULEE" 600
Feb 17 at Bishop Snyder" 400
Feb 18 atBolles" 700
Feb 20 BAKER COUNTY 600
Feb 24 at Episcopal 6 00
Feb 26 TRINITY" 700
Feb 27 at West Nassau 6 00
March 2 at First Coast 600
March 4 FLETCHER 600
March 6 BALDWIN" 600
March 10 EPISCOPAL" 600
March 11 BISHOP SNYDER" 600
March 13 at Yulee" 600
March 17 atTrinity 700
March 23 at Stanton 6 00
March 26 WEST NASSAU 6 00
April 1 at St Joseph 630
April 2 BOLLES 7 00
April 3 at Ed White 6 00
April16 UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN 600
April 17 ST JOSEPH (seniors) 630
April 20-25 District at Bolles
SDistrict game
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Tennis
Feb 20-21 at St Johns Classic 200
Feb 24 WEST NASSAU (AIP) 4 00
Feb 26 CAMDEN COUNTY (AIP) 400
March 4 at Bishop Snyder 4 00
March 6-7 at Camden Invitational 3 00
March 9 at Bolles 430
March 10 BISHOP KENNY (AIP) 400
March 11 at Stanton 400
March 17 BAKER COUNTY 400
March 19 at St Johns Country Day 400
March 20 PAXON (AIP) 400
March 24 at West Nassau 4 00
March 25 BISHOP SNYDER (AIP) 400
March 31 at Yulee 4 00
April 13-14 DISTRICT 3-2A 8am
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Weightlifting
March 4 at Union County 3 00
March 18 at Bradford County 330
March 27 Section qualifier at Baker 1200
April 1 COUNTY MEET 345
April 6 Section qualifier at Baker 1200
April 11 Section 3-1Ameet at BakerlOam
April 25 State A atN Port Richey 1030


Sailing ub meets
The Eastern Surfing Association will hold a
contest Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. at the pier. The con-
test is open to new and existing members.
Call John or Tracy at 277-2359.


2009Thriller
Amelia Shotgun Sports will host the 2009
Thriller Jan. 31 at 86300 Hot Shot Trail in
Yulee. Shoots are at 9 a.m. and/or 1 p.m. Fee
is $55 in advance and $60 the day of the
shoot plus NSCA ($3) and FSCA ($1) fees.
Fees include lunch. Additional lunches are
$10 each. E-mail clyde@ameliashotgun-
sports.com or call 753-4619 or 548-9818.


Free-throwchampionship
All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to
participate in the local level of competition for
the 2009 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw
Championship. The local competition will be
held Jan. 31 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Peck
Center Gym, 510 S. 10th St., Fernandina
Beach.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw
Championship is sponsored annually with
winners progressing though local, district and
state competitions. International champions
are announced by the K of C international
headquarters based on scores from the state-
level competitions. All boys and girls 10-14
years old are eligible to participate and will
compete in their respective age divisions. Last
year more than 170,000 sharpshooters partic-
ipated in over 3,000 local competitions.
All contestants on the local level are recog-
nized for their participation in the event.
Participants are required to furnish proof of
age and written parental consent. For entry
forms or information contact Tom Smeeton at
321-4139.


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 for information.


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.


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.


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. 31.
Fee is $40 for the first child with an addi-
tional $10 for siblings. Call President Wayne
Peterson at 753-1663 or e-mail him at
pete2305@bellsouth.net. Coaches, man-
agers, board members and volunteers are
needed.


Yulee Little League sign-ups
Yulee Little League registration is from
4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28-29. Tryouts are Jan.
30-31. Fee is $75 per child ($50 for siblings).
Birth certificate and proof of residency
required.
Umpires clinic is from 10 a.m. to noon Feb.
14 and 21. Manager/coaches meeting is at
6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Opening day is March 7.


Babe Ruth registration
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
online registration for the spring season for
baseball and softball at www.leaguelineup/fer-
nandina. Fee is $105 ($110 county).


Pop Wamer 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.


Horse show Feb.1
The North Florida Hunter Jumper
Association will host the 14th annual Grand
Prix International Horse Show and Kids'
Carnival, GallopaZOOla. There will be draw-
ings to win a 40-inch wide screen, LCD Sony
TV (winner can take home that day to watch
the Super Bowl) and other great prizes. The
event is being held at the Clay County


Fairgrounds on State Road 16 Feb. 1 from
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attendees can dance and play games with
Radio Disney live; meet Jazoo, the Zoo's
friendly lion mascot, ride ponies, enjoy animal
encounters, tour the stables and more. The
Outback Steakhouse luncheon will be from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Celebrity Horse
Relay Competition is at 1 p.m. and the main
event, the Grand Prix Horse Jumping
Competition, is at 2 p.m.


Basketball camp
Applications are being evaluated for the
Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp,
which is held by invitation only for boys and
girls ages 10-19. Past participants include
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Jerry
Stackhouse and Antawn Jamison. College
scholarships are possible for players selected
to the All-American Team.
Camp locations include Babson Park and
Gainesville, Ga. There is also a summer
camp for boys and girls ages 9-18 of all skill
levels. Call (704) 373-0873 or visit www.ten-
starcamp.com.


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.


Yoga classes
* Y Yoga, 961687-201E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
* Dome Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
Hwy, offers Sivananda/Amrit style yoga for all
levels and Amrit Yoga Nidra Meditation and
Relaxation classes. Call 277-3663 or visit
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.


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


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.clubl4fitness.com.
* The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org.
Programs are also offered in Yulee (call 225-
2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).
* Amelia Island Personal Fitness, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, is a personal training studio 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.


Icesportsplex 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 are also offered.
Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is located at
3605 Philips Highway. Visit www.jaxiceand
sportsplex.com or call (904) 399-3223 for
information.


Sports association
The Nassau County Sports Association
meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month
at the Nassau County Building, O'Neil. Call
261-1075 or 277-1609.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28,2009 SPORTS News-Leader


Edwards, Smith



share blitz honor


Cold weather finally
caught up with the blitz as not
enough players showed up
last Wednesday to have it.
With the change in weather,
which brought warmer tem-
peratures to the island, 74
players took part in the
Friday blitz. In contrast to the
past few weeks, there were
more than one or two players
having a good round.
When Tim Goodrich (75)
turned in an early point score
of plus 13, it was presumed
that he would take the hon-
ors. Not so. Two players
came in at plus 14 - Jim
Edwards (86) and Roger
Smith (76). Goodrich did fin-
ish third but did not make it
onto a winning team.
With Edwards' plus 14
leading the way, the team that
included Frank Finocchio (80,
plus 6), Ron Dandurand (85,
plus 3) and Dave Mason (78,
even) finished first at plus 23.
A five-man team with no
minuses finished second at
plus 18. Team members were
Jack Croake (70, plus 8),
George Murphy (85, plus 5),
Freddie Boatright (80, plus
3), Jim Roberts (75, plus 2)
and Kevin McCoy (94, even).
All of the winning teams
had a double-figure score as
third and fourth places were
shared at plus 17 by Smith
(plus 14), Bill Abee (84, plus
4), Ron Peterson (84, plus 4),
Robert Johnson (88, minus 5)
and Mike Lovejoy (77, plus
7), Sammy Alvarez (75, plus
5), Bob Brewer (82, plus 3),
Jackson Dean (78, plus 2).

Breakfastmixer
The early morning start
meant the weather was chilly
when the 17 players teed off
in the Saturday Morning
Breakfast Mixer at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Ron Boatright, with a
three-under-par 70 and net 66,
captured first place. Ron
Peterson (84/67) was second.
There was a tie for third place
at net 70 between Larry
Brauda (77) and Frank
Finocchio (84).
All golfers are reminded
Saturday a Super Bowl tour-
nament will be held. It will be
a four-man scramble (comput-
er pick) and the last day to
sign up is today at 5 p.m.
Fernandina Beach Men's
Golf Association members
are reminded the first
Wednesday of the month is
next week and the monthly
association meeting will be
held starting at 5:30 p.m.

Low gross net for ladies
Seventeen ladies braved
the cool weather Jan. 20 to
play a game of low gross, low
net. Winners for the first
flight were Demi Milo, with a
low gross 88, and tied for low
net with a score of 78 were
Jean Ridenour and Carol
Molumphy. Second flight was
won by Javene Lamb, low
gross 97, and Nancy Speck,
low net 75. Winners of the
third flight were Kathleen
Hilmer, low gross of 105, and


GOLF NEWS

Pat Johnson, low net of 75.

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 vans.
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.

FSGA tournaments set
The Florida State Golf
Association has opened
entries for their 2009 tourna-
ment schedule. The FSGA
conducts 25 state champi-
onships, seven of which
require qualifying. Volunteers
are welcome to sign up online
for tournaments in their area.
The Senior Championship
will be played at Black
Diamond Ranch in Lecanto
April 14-16. Players can quali-
fy between March 16 and
March 25 at eight different
locations.
The 92nd Amateur
Championship will be held
June 25-28 at TPC Sawgrass
and Sawgrass Country Club.
Sixteen qualifiers will be held
throughout the state between
May 27 and June 9.
The Boy's Junior Cham-
pionship will be at Bear Lakes
Country Club in West Palm
Beach July 7-9. Qualifiers will
be held at six locations
between June 9 and 15.
The Ritz-Carlton Members
Club in Bradenton will host
the Four-Ball championship
July 11-12. Eight qualifiers are
available between June 15 and
July 1.
The Amateur Match Play
Championship will be in
Estero at Old Corkscrew Golf
Club Aug. 6-9. Players can
qualify at seven locations
between July 13 and 20.
New on the championship
schedule this year is the
Florida Open and the Mid-
Amateur Championship. The
Florida Open will be hosted
by Quail Valley CC and John's
Island West in Vero Beach
July 17-19. Florida PGA
Section Professionals and top
amateurs can qualify for the
championship tournament at
15 local qualifiers between
June 29 and July 10. Entries
for this championship will
open Feb. 15. The Mid-
Amateur will be played at
Golden Ocala Golf &
Equestrian Club in Ocala Oct.
8-11. Nine qualifiers will be
held between Sept. 9 and
Sept. 21. The 54-hole stroke
play championship is for Mid-
Amateurs ages 25 and older.
For information visit
www.fsga.org.


Members of the Yulee
Tennis Foundation will be
conducting a survey through-
out Nassau County to compile
information regarding tennis
courts. There is no charge to
list your site with the number
of courts, etc. The informa-
tion will be posted on the
website with questions as to
the location, number of
courts and its surface as well
as open to the public or limit-
ed to subdivision house own-
ership or membership in a
private club. Contact person
and number as well as
whether a teaching pro is on
site will also be made avail-
able. This is a public service
to heighten awareness of
available recreation facilities.
E-mail Judi Turner at daveju-
di@bellsouth.net.
Learn to play tennis.
Information regarding les-
sons, clinics, etc. is available
by visiting www.yuleetennis-
foundation.com or contacting
directors of tennis for Nassau
County Vishnu and Michele
Maharaj at 524-0243 or 548-
1472.
The Nassau County
School District may register
as a whole with the USTA
Florida School Tennis in the
schools program. Visit
www.ustafloridaschools.com.
Come out and support
your local high school tennis
teams, West Nassau, Hilliard,
Yulee and Fernandina Beach.
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 foundation.
Through Feb. 4 the tennis
schedule for the Yulee tennis
courts in the Yulee Sports
Complex is as follows: Nassau
Home School Education
meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m.
and Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m.;
after-school clinics for junior
players are Tuesdays and
Thursday from 4-5 p.m. and
from 5-6 p.m.
Plans are for a two-hour
junior clinic to be held at
Amelia National Jan. 31. The
cost is $10 a person. The clin-
ic will focus on drills and
game strategy. The deadline
to enter is Jan. 30. Call
Michele Maharaj at 524-0243
or 548-1472.
The 2009 FCTF Junior
Grand Prix is open to novice
players girls and boys in 8,
10, 12, 14 age divisions. The
next event will be Feb. 21 at
Florida Yacht Club. Call (904)
389-4281. These are tourna-
ments to introduce youths to
play without the rigors of
USTA tournaments. These
are tournaments to introduce
youths to play without the rig-
ors of USTA tournaments.
Yulee Tennis Foundation
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.


TENNIS, ANYONE?


Construction of five new Har-
Tru tennis courts has been com-
pleted at Kraft Athletic Club,
located just west of Buccaneer
Trail. The new courts, together
with two existing concrete courts
and a refurbished clubhouse,
comprise the newest tennis facil-
ity in Northeast Florida. The
courts were built by Kraft
Tennis Partners, a non-profit
organization formed by tennis
players seeking more court facil-
ities and the opportunity to
build enthusiasm for the sport.
The site, overlooking the Amelia
River in a large grove of live
oaks, is a great tennis venue.
Play has begun at the new facili-
ty, which opened Jan. 11. For
information, contact Frances
Blancett at 491-8744.
SUBMITTED


Tourney provides new rides for

The Council on Aging of Nassau
County will sponsor its third annual
President's Day Golf Tournament
Feb. 16 at the Golf Club at North
Hampton. Shotgun start is at 12:30
p.m.
Proceeds from the tournamnet
will directly benefit the COA *'
Transportation Program and will
assist in supporting the 10 percent
matching funds required to secure
state and local grants, which provide
for the purchase of new vehicles.
There will be a $25,000 prize for
a hole-in-one. The cost for golf, din-
ner and selected prizes will be $100.
Those wishing to come for dinner
only, the charge is $25 per person. Standing in front of the Council on Aging's new 17-passenge
If you would like to be a hole or tournament committee members, from left, Doug Bailey, Jai
tee sponsor at $100, contact Susan Parry, Jarrod Sullivan, Darlene Morris, John Harkins and C
Parry at the COA, 261-0701, ext. Director Ken Willette. Not pictured: Dave Parker, Marla Mc
117, or Jane Bailey at 261-9828, ext. Schlegel and Derek Distefano, general manager and director
23. Club at North Hampton.


COA


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COA Executive
Daniel, Dave
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AREA 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 vendors will be available and
entertainment is planned throughout the day to provide a festi-
val 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. Call
(904) 332-6810 or visit www.nationalmssociety.org/FLN.
* The Gockle 5K run/walk will be held March 21 on the cam-
pus of New Life Christian Fellowship and Providence School in
Jacksonville. It is open to all ages and includes a free one-mile
fun run for children under 12.
Cash awards are given to the top male and female runners
in each age category. Overall top male and female runners
receive a cash award, free Chick fil A for a year and an annual
water park pass to Adventure Landing.
Registration opens at 7:15 a.m. Register online prior to race
day at www.gocklerun.org. Call the church office at (904) 223-
6000.


a Display Advertising deadline for Wednesday is 3 p.m. Friday
X Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday.
NEWL S Display Advertising deadline for Friday Is 3 p.m. Tuesday
LT EADE Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.
SPlease call 261-3696 to place your advertisement.



- Pro Golf Weekly Update

Jan. 29 -Feb. 1, 2009


ThiWek'PATu


FBR Open
Defending: J.B. Holmes
Total Purse: $6,000,000
Yards: 7,216
Par: 71


The 4-day attendance of the FBR
Open is the highest of any PGA
tournament with around 500,000
spectators each year. The most
popular hole for spectators to
Swatch is the 16th hole due to the


"Amphitheatre" atmosphere of the hole, created by the stands erected every
year before the tournament. The hole could be described as "one big party",
with many students from the nearby Arizona State University. Poor shots at the
16th hole receive boos, because the hole is very easy by the PGA's standards.
Good shots, however, are cheered loudly. One famous moment at the 16th
was Tiger Woods' hole-in-one in 1997, which caused the gallery to erupt,
throwing cups and other objects in celebration.


Pat Perez
Birthdate: March 1, 1976
Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz.
Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Turned Professional: 1997
World Ranking: 59th
2009 Earnings: $918,000
Career PGA Tour Wins: 1


What is the current course record at the Augusta
National Golf Club?
a) 61 c) 65
b) 63 d) 59

Answer: b) 63. The record is currently held dually by
Greg Norman and Nick Price.


- Pat Perez claimed his first PGA ' Tournament Results
Tour title as he eagled the final Ist: Pat Perez
hole to win the Bob Hope Purse: $918,000
Classic on Sunday. The 2nd: John Merrick
32-year-old carded a three- Purse: $550,800
under-par 69 in the final round T-3rd: Steve Stricker & Mike Weir
to finish at 33 under par, three Purse: $295,800
strokes clear of John Merrick. Steve Stricker entered the final round
with a three-shot lead over Perez but a five-over-par round of 77
crushed his chances as he finished five strokes back. Merrick, who
held a share of the lead before a bogey at the 17th said, "I think I got a little quick.
On the last three holes, I didn't go through my whole process like I was during the
whole day, and that could have hurt me."


SAn official USGA handicap index
that you can use in tournaments
requires that you submit your
scores directly to a golf club to
undergo the process of "peer
review". The USGA requires a min-
imum of 12 scores to be submitted
in order to calculate your particular handicap
index. Once your handicap index is calculated and
returned by the USGA, you now can determine the
number of strokes you receive to adjust your
score, when compared to other players. As you
continue to play and post different scores for the
rounds of golf you finish, your handicap index will
fluctuate higher or lower depending on the scores
you submit. Of course, getting an accurate handi-
cap index also provides that you turn in an accu-
rate representation of your scores.


Teenage sensation Ryo Ishikawa has accepted an invitation to take part in the -
Masters at Augusta in April. The 17-year-old is poised to make his debut on the
PGA Tour next month and was recently invited by Arnold Palmer to play in the\. 2 N' -
Bay Hill in March. The youngster, who is already ranked 60th in the world after a\'~i-. '
successful year on the Japanese tour, will now have the chance to fulfil a dream by
teeing it up at the Augusta National. "I got the call last night. Of course everything was
in English and I couldn't understand it well. But I could understand 'Masters' and 'invitation' and
that's when I knew what was happening," he said. "It's always been my dream to play in the
Masters, It's like a fantasy for me. I've seen the Masters only on TV. And now I'm so excited that
I'm actually going there. I'll try not to be too nervous on the first tee."


0GfT =Ohdue


Event: FBR Open
Day
Thu-Fri, 1/29-1/30
Sat-Sun, 1/31-2/1


Time
3:00pm-6:00pm
3:00pm-6:00pm


Network
GOLF
CBS


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Through Jan. 25, 2009
Rank & Player
1) Zach Johnson
2) Geoff Ogilvy
3) Pat Perez
4) John Merrick
5) Adam Scott
6) David Toms
T-7) Anthony Kim
T-7) Davis Love III
T-9) Brian Gay
T-9) Steve Stricker


Points
589
536
500
305
297
287
245
245
207
207


Feb. 1, 1942 - Amateur Johnny Dawson, a scratch
player from Los Angeles, shot 66-67 in the Bing
Crosby Pro-Am at Rancho Santa Fe Country Club
in San Diego, and his 133 total was the best score
of the tournament, beating professional Lloyd
Mangrum and Leland Gibson by three strokes.
Dawson and his pro partner, Harry Cooper, also
won the pro-am by three strokes. Cooper shot 72-
75 and helped his amateur partner, in an ironic
twist, on just six of the 36 holes.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009/NEWS-LEADER


Destination fish


Joe Bruce retired in 1984
from the military and moved
with his wife, Pat, to Tampa.
After looking at several other
coastal communities, the
Bruces fell in love with
Amelia Island and moved in
1988. The Bruce family
includes one son, Mike, and
two daughters, Lori and
Michelle.
"We thought Amelia Island
fit right in with our retirement
plan and, of course, I really
like to fish," Bruce said. "I
took a close look at what
Amelia Island had to offer in
the way of fishing and I soon
found there is a lot of good
fishing both north, south and
east of the St. Marys inlet.
There were also a lot of bays
and tidal rivers where, if it
was too rough, you could
always fish on the inside for
big fish without getting beat
up."
That was 20 fishing sea-
sons ago. Today, Bruce takes
a more relaxed outlook on
fishing, following a very com-
petitive and hard-working sec-
ond career in fishing.
Before Bruce moved to
Amelia Island, he began his
second career in fishing with
Buddy Hutchinson in Tampa.
The company was called
Inter-Trim, which made
marine components, includ-
ing T-tops, rocket launchers
and many related items made
from stainless steel and alu-
minum.
Shortly after moving to
Amelia Island, Bruce traveled
to South America while
organizing and guiding
Americans to peacock bass,
tarpon and big game fish.
However, there was also a
competitive side of Bruce that
beckoned the now-seasoned
captain to fish competitively
while traveling to different
fishing destinations.
'The Southern Kingfish
Association tournament trail
fit perfectly into my retire-
ment plan," Bruce said.
"Sanctioned SKA tourna-
ments were scheduled at
kingfish destinations
where major migrations of


king macker-
el were cur-
rently taking
place. More
importantly,
I liked the
coastal set-
tings with
excellent
restaurants,
OUTDOORS hotels and
marinas.
TerryLacoss Fishing the
SKA tourna-
ment trail is just like going on
vacation and, at the same
time, I was able to compete in
a competitive saltwater king-
fish tournament. Finally, win-
ning or placing in the money
helped pay for the entire trip
and, depending on how well
our 'Angling Pursuits' king-
fish team placed, we often
had money left over.
"Amelia Island Florida still
remains my favorite fishing
destination and that was a
main reason for moving from
Tampa to Amelia Island in
1988."
In 1992 Bruce teamed up
with Tampa's Buddy
Hutchinson to win the SKA
Golden Isles King Mackerel
Tournament with a record-
breaking 53.15-pound king-
fish.
"Buddy Hutchinson and I
were slow trolling live pogies
we had netted earlier that
morning at Cumberland
Island," Bruce remembers. "It
was a high falling tide and,
like many of the other tourna-
ment boats, we were kingfish-
ing just off from the St.
Marys north jetty buoy. Early
that morning a big king hit
one of the live pogies and
Buddy was fighting the fish at
the bow of the boat.
"Buddy looked in the
water and said, 'It's a big tar-
pon.' I said, 'No, Buddy, that's
a big kingfish."'
Bruce has won several
awards and tournaments,
including 1992 SKA Angler of
the Year, 1997 and 1999 SKA
Senior Angler of the Year, and
he was inducted in the SKA
Hall of Fame in 2007. Bruce
also teamed up with Paul


PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Capt. Joe Bruce is pictured with his record breaking 53.14-pound St. Marys king mackerel. Bruce was fishing with
longtime fishing friend Buddy Hutchinson when the big fish was boated. It is still the Golden Isles Kingfish
Tournament all-time record.


Massey and team
"Outrageous" when Massey
won SKA Angler of the Year
in 2003. Bruce has also
enjoyed numerous first-place
and top 10 finishes while fish-
ing the SKA tournament trail
from North Carolina to the
Texas border. Joe Bruce's
regards winning "Angler of
the Year" as his biggest and
most cherished accomplish-
ment.
With all of these great
angling accomplishments,
Bruce developed a superb
knowledge on where the best
king mackerel fishing could
be found.
While the challenge to
locate and catch tournament
winning king mackerel
became a main factor in
Bruce's fishing success, it
also gave good reasoning for
naming his fishing boat
"Angling Pursuits."
I believe Bruce's best pur-
suit was discovering Amelia
Island and Southeast Georgia.


Bruce is pictured with trophies he won while competing in the Southern Kingfish
Association tournament trail, including two "Angler of the Year" awards.


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.
* 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.
* Adult softball registration
will be held Feb. 2-23 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Open co-ed is played
Monday and Wednesday
nights and church co-ed is
Tuesday nights. Team fee is
$400 and due Feb. 23.
Captain's meeting is Feb. 26;
season begins March 9 for
open co-ed and March 10 for
church league. Umpires and
scorekeepers are needed.
Call Jason at 277-7256 or e-
mail jbrown@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.
* Scuba trips to Key Largo


Feb. 13-16 and Living Seas
exhibit at Epcot March 14.
Register at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
For information call Kathy
Russell at 277-7350 or e-mail
krussell@fbfl.org.
* 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.
* 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 life-
guarding certification course
will be held Jan. 30 through
Feb. 22. Pre-test required.
Call 277-7350 to register.
* 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.
* Adult tennis programs
offered at Central Park with
instructor Lanny Kalpin.
Schedule: 3.0/3.5 doubles/sin-
gles from 6-7 p.m. and
advanced beginners from 7-8
p.m. Monday; 3.0/3.5 dou-
bles/ singles from 6-7 p.m.
and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday;
3.0/3.5 doubles/singles from
6-7 p.m. and 2.5/3.0 dou-
bles/singles from 7-8 p.m.
Wednesday; 3.0/3.5 dou-
bles/singles from 6-7 p.m.
Thursday; and 2.5/3.0 dou-
bles/singles from 8-9 a.m.
Friday. Fee is $66 for city
residents, $71 non-city.
Register at Atlantic Center.
Call 491-0255 or 557-8110.
* Six-week youth tennis
clinics are offered at the Cen-
tral Park courts with instructor
Lanny Kalpin. Beginner (ages
5-7) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mon-
days and Thursdays; beginner
to advanced beginner (ages
5-13) from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Monday and Thursdays (two
instructors); advanced begin-
ner to intermediate (ages 7-
16) from 4:30-6 p.m. Mon-
days, Tuesdays, Wednes-
days, Thursdays and Fridays;
advanced beginner (ages 6-9)
from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-
4:30 p.m. Tuesday;
advanced beginner to inter-
mediate (ages 7-13) from 3-
4:30 p.m. Wednesday and
Friday. Maximum of eight
participants. One-hour class-
es are $48 for city residents,
$53 non-city One and a half-
hour classes one day per
week are $72 for city resi-
dents, $77 non-city; two days
a week $132 for city, $137
non-city; three days per week
$160 city, $165 non-city; four
days a week $175 city, $180
non-city ($10 off for each
additional sibling in one and a
half-hour classes). Call 557-
8110 or 491-0255.
* Private, semi-private (two
people) or group (three or
more) tennis lessons are
offered mornings and
evenings at the Central Park
courts. Fee is $45 per hour for
city residents, $50 non-city.
Semi-private fee is $47 per
hour for city residents, $52
non-city. Group rate is $49 per
hour for city residents, $54
non-city. Call Lanny Kalpin at
491-0255 or 557-8110 for
information. Register at
Atlantic Center.


RNANDINA BEACI TIDES

s, Sun & Moon:January 28 - February 4, 2009


7:19A Low 3:24A
8:33A High 1004A
5:58P Low 3:56P
8:20P High 10.17P
7:18A Low 4:02A
9:01A High 10:39A
5:59P Low 4:30P
9:17P High 10:55P


7:18A Low
9:29A High
5:00P Low
10:15P High
7:17A Low
9:59A High
6:01 P
11:15P Low


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Moonrise
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7:17A High 12184
10:31A Low 6:20A
6:02P High12:37P
Low 5:38P


026' M Moonset 12:18A
6.41' MOn. Sunrise 7:16A
64' Moonrise I 1:09P
021' 2/2 Sunset 6:03P
6.19 First Quarter 5:12P
022' Moonset 1:24A
623' Tues. Sunrise 7:15A
021' / Moonrise I 1:52P
6.26' / Sunset 6:03P


5:28A 051 W e' Moonset
53A 03' W ed. Sunrise
S2/4 Moonrise
5:49P 023' /4 Sunset


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7:21A
1:28P
7:34P
2:05A
8:27A
2:28P
10:38P


2:32A High 3:13A
7:15A Low 9:35P
12:45P High 3:37P
6:04P Low 9:43P


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.


OUTDOOR BRIEFS


Boating skills seamanship course
The Coast Guard Auxiliary at Amelia Island
will be conducting a six-week boating course
starting Feb. 17 and ending March 31.
The classes will be held every Tuesday and
Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Amelia Island
Lighthouse cottage in Fernandina Beach.
This course is excellent for both the begin-
ning boater, who needs to understand the fun-
damentals of boating, and for the experienced
boater, who may be in need of a refresher.
The basics of boat handling, weather, navi-
gation, electronics, use of radios and rules of
the waterways are some of the subjects that
will be covered. This class satisfies state
boater education requirements.
The enrollment fee is $35 and textbook
materials will be provided.
For information and to register, contact
Steve Filkoff at 904-491-8629 or email at
scarf@bellsouth.net. For information on boat-
ing safety classes, visit http://cgaux7-14-
1.org/.

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 for
information.

4H shootingsports
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.


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Instrument Zoo introduces youngsters to the world ofmusic

volunteers grin when they grow bigger and bigger. teers. No musical her husband, Clayton, singing in her tions from schools and individuals,
/talk about what fun it is to Founded in 1949, the Jacksonville training required. It church choir. She is passionate about offers a unique opportunity for
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V introduce youngsters to
magical world of musical
instruments. The volunteers are part
of ARIAS (Amelia Residents In
Action for the Symphony). The
island group was organized 10 years
ago to encourage Nassau County
residents to support Jacksonville's
world-class symphony orchestra.
A small but dedicated group of
the organization's members volun-
teer in a program that insures that all
fourth graders in Nassau County get
a chance to learn about musical
instruments. The group packs up a
collection of instruments ranging
from the complex and mysterious
violin to the brassy, charismatic
trumpet. As the traveling circus of
volunteers unpacks its wide variety
of instruments, the youngsters' eyes


Symphony is a valued regional cul-
tural resource. ARIAS spreads the
word and promotes symphony
events. The Jacksonville-based sym-
phony is housed in the only true
orchestra concert hall in the state of
Florida - the Robert. E. Jacoby
Symphony Hall. Each year, in addi-
tion to its full schedule of concerts,
the orchestra gives nearly 200 per-
formances at schools and senior cen-
ters. Their visits to Amelia Island are
always well attended.
The organization recognizes that
the children of the county are future
concert attendees and has commit-
ted to the Instrument Zoo program.
Rachel Smith, Dee Stalcup and
Barbara Zacheis are volunteers for
the Nassau County Instrument Zoo.
They are always looking for volun-


can be a learn as
you go volunteer
commitment. Who
knows? You may
end up taking
music lessons at the
Amelia Arts Acade-
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FROM New Horizons
THE Concert Band.
PORCH "Each time we
visit a school we are
so impressed with
Dickie the enthusiasm of
Anderson each child and how
polite they are in
thanking us for our visit," shares
Smith. Smith is a talented singer,
pianist and community volunteer.
She can be found playing the piano
at the Council on Aging or joining


me Instrument Loo and its outreach.
She recalls a little boy who declared
that the oboe was his favorite instru-
ment: "It makes my lips tingle."
For many a child, the first expo-
sure to musical instruments and
their many different personalities
comes from listening to Prokofiev's
Peter and the Wolf. It was first com-
missioned by the Central Children's
Theatre in Moscow with the intent to
stimulate a child's interest in music.
Each character in the popular musi-
cal composition is represented by an
instrument. A small bird is a flute,
the duck an oboe, the cat a clarinet,
Peter's grandfather a bassoon, the
wolf three horns, the hunters wood-
winds, and the hero, Peter, string
instruments.
The Instrument Zoo, using dona-


young people to piCK up, touch and
even toot and pluck a variety of
instruments. There are lots of ani-
mals in this traveling zoo. Focus is
on the four families of instruments
(strings, brass, woodwinds and per-
cussion). Volunteers demonstrate
how each makes a unique sound and
then let the children take their turn.
If you are interested in learning
more about ARIAS or volunteering in
the Instrument Zoo program, contact
Dee Stalcup at 277-9678 or Barbara
Zacheis at 321-5639.
For more information about the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra,
visit www.jaxsymphony.org.
Dickie Anderson is a freelance
writer and the executive director of the
Amelia Island Book Festival.
dickie.anderson@gmail.com


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Cub Scouts visit
Tiger Den members of Cub Scout
Pack 549 of Yulee visited the
News-Leader on Thursday. They
learned about every aspect of
newspaper production, from sell-
ing ads to gathering the news to
laying out and proofing pages
and sending them to the press.
They also enjoyed a question and
answer session with Publisher
Foy Maloy and Editor Michael
Parnell. Left, they gather for a
photo with Maloy following the
tour.
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Charitable giving
Employees of the Nassau County Tax Collector's Office raised $800 for two area charities this year,
marking three years of charitable giving by the staff and Tax Collector John M. Drew, left, with Ken
Willette, executive director of the Council on Aging of Nassau County.
For 2008, the employees chose the Council on Aging and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida
to be the recipients of the one-year long fundraiser. Each organization will receive a check for $400.
"To raise the money, we permitted the office employees to dress more casually on Fridays," Drew
explained. "To participate, the employees opted to contribute to a fund for the two non-profit organiza-
tions. And, we were always careful to make it clear to our customers that 'Casual Friday' was for a
charitable purpose."
In prior years, the staff has selected organizations such as the American Cancer Society as the pri-
mary recipient.
"The employees actually vote on which organizations they want to help," Drew explained. "While we
cannot help all local charities, we do our best to make a difference."


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Spelling champs
Fifth-grader Josh Gaus won the school-wide spelling bee at Emma
Love Hardee Elementary. Gaus, congratulated by fifth grade teacher
Helen Edenfield and Principal Eric Larsen, above, will go on to com-
pete in the county wide spelling bee on Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. in the
boardroom at 1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.
Other finalists include, fifth grade, Lauren Cannon, Bryceville
Elementary, Larry Albert, Callahan Intermediate, Cash Adkins,
Hilliard Elementary, Jeremy Fischer, St. Michael Academy, and
Courtney Brandt, Yulee Elementary; seventh grade, Nyquiah
Walker, Hilliard Middle-Senior, and Jordan Moyers, Callahan
Middle; and eighth grade, Dylan Page, Fernandina Beach Middle,
and Hadyn Laske, Yulee Middle.


Art for a cause
Students in the Amelia Arts Academy's Drawing
and Painting Workshop are making money for a good
cause. The children joined thousands of students
across the U.S. in creating "Fundred Dollar Bills,"
hand-drawn interpretations of the U.S. $100 bill.
The bills will be sent to a collection center, where
they will be picked up by a specially designed
armored truck that runs on vegetable oil, pictured,
and taken to Washington, D.C. There, "Fundred
Guards" will request of legislators an "even
exchange" of 3 million fundred dollar bills for $3
million in goods, funds and services to support the
implementation of a solution to lead-related health
and quality-of-life issues still challenging post-disas-
ter New Orleans, La.
New Orleans, one of the most lead polluted cities
in the U.S., has 86,000 properties with dangerously
high levels of lead in the soil, placing thousands of
children at risk for severe learning disabilities and
behavioral problems. Amelia Arts Academy is proud
to give students the opportunity to realize the true
value of their creative expression, by helping other
children have the opportunity to live in a healthy
environment. Local children are welcome to partici-
pate in the project. Call Amelia Arts Academy at
277-1225 for more information.
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HOME AND
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Nite Hawk Offshore will be
at the Fernandina Farmers
Market Saturday, with
fresh-caught fish of all
kinds.

Farmers market
Nite Hawk Offshore will be
at the Fernandina Farmers
Market on Jan. 31 with freshly
caught tuna, swordfish, mahi
mahi, scallops, shrimp and
more. A 30-year-old family
fishing business, Don's three
fishing boats, Pocket Change,
Sea Hawk and Southern Cross
are outfitted for grouper, deep-
water grouper and tile, and
one as an intercontinental boat
for swordfish and tuna. With
their wide variety, Nite Hawk
truly lives up to its motto:
"We're up all night so you can
eat it fresh all day."
The Fernandina Farmers
Market, open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., features
farm fresh produce, pickled
seasonal vegetables, freshly
baked breads and pastries, jel-
lies, relishes and marinades,
desserts as well as a wide
selection of plants including
orchids and other tropicals,
succulents, herbs and garden
flowers and shrubs. The mar-
ket is located downtown at
Seventh and Centre streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit www.fer-
nandinafarmersmarket.com.
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
practices for fertilization and
watering lawns and land-
scapes. Rebecca Jordi, Nassau
County Environmental
Horticulture agent, and Paula
Staples, SJWMD Watershed
Action volunteer coordinator,
will conduct the free session.
For information, contact
Jordi at the Nassau County
Extension office, 548-1116, or
by e-mail at rljordi@ufl.edu.
Curb appeal class
James Loper of Reflections
of Nature at 850688 US 17
South in Yulee will show
design tips on creating curb
appeal for your landscape at 10
a.m. Feb. 7. Whether you are
trying to sell your home or
want to be the envy of the
neighborhood, this free class
is for you. For information call
225-9915.
Crash course
The Nassau County Exten-
sion office is conducting a two-
day course, Crash Course in
Florida Gardening, at the
Yulee satellite office Feb. 12
and 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost is $50 for the notebook.
Topics covered will include
Good Horticulture Practices,
Trees, Palms, Citrus, Lawn-
grass, Vegetables, Perennials
and Annuals.
Checks should be made out
to Nassau County Extension
and sent to the Callahan office
at 543350 US 1, Callahan, FL
32011. The registration dead-
line is Jan. 30. A minimum of
20 people must register. To
register online or for informa-
tion, visit http://nassau.ifas.
ufl.edu/horticulture/crash-
course.html, or call Rebecca
Jordi at 548-1116.
Bird club
The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet rain or shine at
8 a.m. Feb. 14 at Huguenot
Park. To get there, cross the
Nassau Sound Bridge and go
8.2 miles south on A1A to the
blinking light. Turn left to
enter the park. Go 0.6 miles to
General Store. Park and join
the "birders." Entrance fee is
$1 - this is a Jacksonville city
park Layered clothing is a
must. Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
rain gear and water.
For information call Carol


Wyatt at 261-9272 or e-mail at
carolinewy@aol.com.


Museum events
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., will kick off Black
History Month with a pre-
view of its new state of the
art movie system in Baker
Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 30
for a viewing of the classic
movie, "Sunshine State,"
directed by John Sayles and
starring Angela Bassett and
Edie Falco.
The movie provides
insight on the development
of Amelia Island, with cultur-
al rela-
VS 0 f l tions
f il t 1 present-
v e d edbby
actors
S sharing
- their
feel-
ings/
views of
j .| -j � how
(and
why) the area was devel-
oped and, most importantly,
the impact on those who
originally lived here. After
the viewing, there will be an
opportunity for discussion.
This will be the first
opportunity to view the
museum's new movie sys-
tem and to provide input into
what you would like to see
screened in the future. The
event is free to members
and $5 for non-members.
Popcorn is free and bever-
ages will be available. For
information call 261-7378 or
visit
www.ameliamuseum.org.
Black History Month
also will feature the opening
of a new exhibit and a num-
ber of special programs that
showcase the area's rich
African-American heritage.
The exhibit will open the
first week in February and
the program schedule is as
follows:
* Sunday, Feb. 1 at 4
p.m. - Edward Waters
College choir performance
at AME Church (see below)
* Friday, Feb. 6 at 5:30
p.m. - Dr. Vibert White on
the search for lost black set-
tlements in Florida
* Friday, Feb. 13 at 5:30
p.m. -Jim Longacre on the
illegal slave trade of
Fernandina
* Friday, Feb. 20 at 5:30
p.m. - Special 3rd Friday on
3rd St. with Alton Yates
speaking on integrating
Jacksonville
For more information on
any of these events, visit
www.ameliamuseum.org or
call 261-7378.


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, spiritu-
als, gospel and contempo-
rary music. Under the
leadership of Dr. Samuel D.


Shingles, director of the
Fine Arts Department and
choral director, the 19-mem-
ber choir promotes and fos-
ters an understanding of
African-American heritage
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 tick-
ets, $8 for museum mem-
bers, $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 students and accom-
panied children.
For more information call
Phyllis Davis at 261-7378,
ext. 100, or e-mail
phyllis@ameliamuseum.org.
Library programs
The Nassau County
Public Library System and
the Friends of the Nassau
County Public Library
System, in partnership 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 celebra-
tion of African-American lit-
eracy a traditional part of
Black History Month activi-
ties. 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 informa-
tion.
* TheAmerican 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 dis-
cuss her latest book, The
American Beach Cookbook,
which contains 300 pages of
traditional and contempo-
rary recipes. Phelts is the
author ofAn American
Beach for African Americans
and is a freelance 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.
Bethune, portrayed by
Ersula Knox Odom, shares
stories about her life and
accomplishments.
Sponsored by the Florida


Humanities Council.
All programs are free and
open to the public.
Persons with disabilities
requiring accommodations
in order to participate
should contact the library at
277-7365, or the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-
8771 at least 5 days in
advance.

FCCJ documentary
Florida Community
College at Jacksonville pres-
ents "Crumbling: The
Sounds of a People" docu-
mentary on Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.
at the Downtown Campus in
Bldg. A, Room 1068.
On a national scale,
young African-Americans
are more at risk than other
ethnic groups when it comes
to health, education and a
prospective future.
"Crumbling the Sounds of a
People" is a video documen-
tary that attempts to reveal
what is causing high-risk
behavior among young
African-Americans in
Jacksonville today.
Documentary film director
Kifimbo Parnell will present
the film and facilitate a Q&A
session following. Call (904)
633-8210.
Booksignings
Local author Annette
McCollough Myers will be
available Saturday, Feb. 7,
14 and 21from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. at Books Plus on
Centre Street to sign copies
of her book, The Shrinking
Sands of an African
American Beach (written for
the preservation of Florida's
historic resources). Also
visit www.missmarthashide-
away.com.
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
presentation by the
Edward Waters College
Choir, a historically black
college in Jacksonville.
Cole's presentation is
entitled "Sankofa: Looking
Back to Go Forward." An
anthropologist by training,
Cole will use the concept of
sankofa during her speech.
Sankofa is a symbol of the
Ga speaking people of
Ghana, in West Africa. The
word is tied to the idea that
we need to know our past in
order to move forward and
understand who we are as a
culture today.
Kingsley Heritage
Celebration events take
place each Saturday in
February. All events and
workshops are family-friend-
ly, free, and open to the pub-
lic.
Located off Heckscher
Drive/A1A, north of the St.
Johns River ferry landing,
Kingsley Plantation is open
daily, at no charge, between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more
information, call (904) 251-
3537, or go to www.nps.
gov/timu.


Junior Cotillion director named


The National League of Junior Cotillions
has announced the appointment of Eileen
Dempsey (Lynn) as the new Director for the
National League of Junior Cotillions, Nassau
County chapter.
The national league program, which fea-
tures character education, etiquette and social
dance training for sixth through eighth grade
students, includes five classes and two balls
over an eight-month period.
The purpose of the National League of
Junior Cotillions program is to give students
instruction in ballroom dance and practice in
the social courtesies needed for better rela-
tionships with their families and friends.
Students actively learn life skills through a
creative method that employs role-playing,
skits, and games.
The social behavior component ranges from
rules of conversation to formal and informal
table manners. In addition to the usual cour-
tesies connected with dancing, etiquette
instruction is also provided with regards to
the following: acknowledgment of gifts, behav-
ior at cultural and civic events, correspon-
dence, interaction in groups, introductions,
paying and receiving compliments, receiving
lines, sportsmanship and sports etiquette,
instructional dinners, electronic etiquette, tele-
phone courtesy, and many other areas of social
conduct.
The National League of Junior Cotillions
setting will encourage children to be comfort-
able together, to make new friends and to enjoy


themselves. Communication
skills learned by young
ladies and gentlemen in a
peer group setting provide
Graduating students with
increased confidence and
poise in social situations.
SDempsey received a BA
in Business-Marketing from
Dempsey Belmont Abbey College,
Sacred Heart Campus, and is
employed by US Airways.
She and her husband, Richard, are members
of First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach.
In past years, Lynn has been involved as a
church youth group leader and a volunteer in
the second grade elementary reading pro-
gram.
The National League of Junior Cotillions is
headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., where the
program was established in 1979. There are
now hundreds of chapters in 35 states across
the country, involving thousands of students.
Executive Director Anne Colvin Winters said
in a press release, "We are delighted to see cotil-
lion training expand to the Nassau County
area. It has had a great impact on the self-
esteem and social development of young peo-
ple across the nation."
If you would like to know more about the
program, contact Dempsey at 556-2916, 225-
0277, lynn.dempsey@nljc.com, the National
Headquarters at 1-800-633-7947, or visit
www.nljc.com.


Lil Man and Kamere are a
bonded pair looking for a for-
ever home where they can
stay together! They are both
about 3 or 4 years of age and
make a sweet couple! They
will need a home without
other dogs and preferably no
cats. We love them and know
you will too! Come by the
shelter to meet them!
The Nassau Humane
Society would like to thank
several area businesses for
hosting the "Dogs Deserve a
Vacation Too!" event! A spe-
cial thank you to Angela
Pierson Wallace of The Travel


This is Lance and he was
found eating out of a dump-
ster in Hilliard. He is a big,
beautiful boy who is very laid
back and loves people, espe-
cially the guys! So you men
out there, if you want some-
body to watch the Super Bowl
with, Lance is your man! Cats
Angels has lots of cats and kit-
tens available for adoption.
Please call 321-2267. All of our
cats have been tested,
spayed/neutered and are cur-
rent on their vaccinations. We
will be the River City
PetsMart (1-95 and Airport
exit) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday with cats, kittens
and puppies.
Our Thrift Store is open
Monday-Saturday from 11


Agency, Marche Burette for
the food and wine, and Bark
Avenue for hosting this very
successful raffle to benefit the
animals of the NHS!
Please continue to drop off
your items at the shelter for
the Flea and Tick Sale being
held on Feb. 20 and 21 across
the street at the airport. We
appreciate your donations to
make this another successful
event!
The Nassau Humane
Society is located at 671
Airport Road. Call 321-1647 or
visit nassauhumanesociety.
com.


STARS


Jill, a 1- to 2-year-old, 7-
pound, female, white
Chihuahua is just waiting for
the "right lap" to call home!
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 PO. Box 893,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.


a.m.-5 p.m. We greatly appre-
ciate donations of items for
the store during business
hours. Thanks to all in our
community who donate items
to our store. As always, we
are looking for volunteers to
help with our Adoption
Center cleaning and volun-
teers to help out at the store.
Please stop by and sign up!
If you are caring for ani-
mals and need help getting
them spayed/neutered,
please call First Coast No
More Homeless Pets at (904)
425-0005 to qualify for their
programs. If you don't qualify,
call Cats Angels at 321-2267 to
discuss options. Please act
now, before the springtime
comes!


RAIN


Meet Atlas and Apollo, two
of our male Aussie teenagers.
They are almost 9 months
old, current on all medical,
and both weigh about 35
pounds. Both love the water
and interact with children and
other pets, including cats,
very well. They enjoy play-
time at RAIN in the yard, but
have also learned inside man-
ners as well. Atlas and Apollo
are working on mastering
leash walking, along with
some basic commands. Either
or both dogs together would
make a great addition to your
family. To apply for any of our
great pets on Petfinder.com,
please e-mail us at rainhu-
mane@yahoo.com or call
(904) 879-5861. Rescuing
Animals In Nassau will be
hosting a charity horseback


ride on the St. Marys River
the second weekend of
March. Please call for more
information if you are inter-
ested in participating or vol-
unteering.


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WEDNESDAY, January 28, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader


PEOPLE &PLACES


SPECIAL EVENTS

Artreception
The Island Art Gallery pres-
ents the IAA Nouveau Art
Show "From the School Of...
in February and March. The
opening reception will be held
from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 6 at 18 N.
Second St. For more informa-
tion call 261-7020.
Desserts ofAmelia
The 13th annual Desserts
of Amelia, a fundraiser for
Fernandina Beach Middle
School, will be held Feb. 6 at
the Atlantic Recreation Center
from 6-8
p.m.
There will
be live
entertain-
ment,
desserts
from
restaurants around the island
and a silent and live auction.
Tickets can be purchased
through the school or from any
middle school student or
teacher. Tickets are $10 and in
addition to entry to the event
include a chance to win one of
three prizes: four one-day park
hopper tickets to Walt Disney
World's four theme parks, a
deluxe patio grill or dinner for
two at the Verandah. You do
not need to be present to win.
Ballroom dancing
Amelia Island Ballroom
Youth Academy classes will
begin Feb. 12 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center,
and meet most Thursdays
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All youths
from kindergarten to high
school are invited to partici-
pate. There is a onetime $10
registration fee. The classes
are free. Students also have
an opportunity to participate in
the local Dancing with the
Stars event. For more informa-
tion contact Felix Solis at (904)
707-6762 or visit www.clas-
sicballroom.net.
Docenttraining
Do you love history? Do
you like teaching others? If so,
then the Amelia Island
Museum of History needs your
help. It is in need of volunteer
docents and is holding a
docent training session the last
week of February. The training
includes a series of entertain-
ing and educational presenta-
tions and tours, which are free
and open to the public.
Training sessions are Feb. 23,
24, 26 and 27 from 9 a.m.-2
p.m. For more information or
to RSVP, call Alex at 261-
7378, ext. 102.
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.
Tickets are on sale at Faith
Christian Academy, 96282
Brady Point Road, Fernandina
Beach. Call 321-2137.
THIS WEEK

Financial seminar
To provide insights into
Biblical financial principles,
Amelia Baptist Church is offer-
ing a Crown Financial
Ministries small group study
starting today at 6 p.m. Crown
small groups train people to
apply financial principles from
the Bible to their everyday
lives. The study covers getting
out of debt, spending, saving
and investing, budgeting, giv-
ing, earning money and train-
ing children.
The small group meets
weekly for two hours for a peri-
od of 10 weeks. Approximately
two hours of preparation are
required outside of class each
week. Call Amelia Baptist
Church at 261-9527 for more
information and attend the ori-
entation session.
Restoration Foundation
The Amelia Island-
Fernandina Restoration
Foundation annual meeting
Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. will be


held at the post office on
Centre Street. Buddy Jacobs
will give an update on the
acquisition of the building by
the city of Fernandina Beach
and Jose Miranda will discuss
the Centre/Main Street USA
program. A tour of the second
and third floors will follow the
program. There are no handi-
capped facilities and comfort-
able shoes are advised.


For more information call
Susan Siegmund, interim
president, at 261-9562.
Jewelrysale
The Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary will hold its
"Gold 'n Rule" fine jewelry and
accessories fundraiser for the
hospital on Jan. 29 in dining
rooms 1 and 2 from 7 a.m.-4
p.m. All are welcome. All
sales will be 20 percent off
retail.
CouncilonAging
The Council On Aging
Senior Center presents "Pain
Management" with Jennifer
Ward of Alliance Care-Home
Health Services on Jan. 30
from 10-10:50 a.m. Chronic
pain affects 86 million
Americans. Hear the latest
pain management information
and 10 tips for easing night-
time pain. For more informa-
tion, call Frances Bartelt at
261-0701, ext. 102.
RAIN meeting
Chillyin' With the Animals
of RAIN, the second annual
membership meeting and
dedication of the rescue
group's dog kennels, cattery,
and memorial gardens, will be
held Jan. 31 from 2-5 p.m. at
RAIN.
The board of directors will
cook up pots of their special
chili recipes and all of the fix-
ings. RAIN will mail out direc-
tions and more details. For
more information call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail rainhu-
mane@yahoo.com.
NEXT WEEK

Yard sale
The Miner Road Fire
Department will hold a com-
munity yard sale on Feb. 7
and 8 from 7 a.m-3 p.m.
Booths are available. For
information contact Helen at
226-1270.
FLTvolunteers
Fernandina Little Theatre
is currently recruiting tech vol-
unteers for the upcoming
comedy, "Jewel Thieves,"
which will be presented in
February and March, includ-
ing production assistant,
sound coordinator and lighting
designer and crew. Retirees
and high school students are
welcome. Contact FLT at flt-
biz@peoplepc.com for more
information.
RAIN drive
RAIN Humane Society,
SPCA is collecting gently
used household items and
small pieces of furniture for a
special promotion. Bring your
items to Eileen's Art and
Antiques, 702 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach and in
exchange you will receive a
20 percent discount coupon
for any item in the shop. All
proceeds from donations will
benefit the animals at RAIN.
Tax receipts are available
upon request.
Call RAIN at (904) 879-
5861 or Eileen's at 277-2717.
Dance classes
Bean School of Dance, 25
N. Third St., Fernandina
Beach, offers adult dance
classes including Zumba at
6:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30
a.m. Friday; ballroom at 8
p.m. Tuesday; jazz and
stretch at 2:30 p.m. Wednes-
day; and clogging at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday. A free senior citizen


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MUSIC NOTES


Karl W. Davis
Local singer/songwriter Karl W. Davis
will host his friends
from France for a tour of
the Southeast starting
Feb. 13, including con-
certs in Fernandina
Beach. This creative col-
laboration has produced
many wonderful blues
and soul songs that are being enjoyed all
over Europe and the U.S.
The group will play Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. at
Hammerhead. Cover charge is $5. They play
Feb. 15 and 22 at 4 p.m. at the Green Turtle.
For information call (904) 415-5503.
On Feb. 20 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Courtyard
Nights at the Florida Community College
Betty P Cook Nassau Center presents Karl
W. Davis & The Milkmen, playing soul, funk
and blues.
Sponsored by the FCCJ Betty P Cook
Nassau Center, the News-Leader and the
Nassau County Record, Courtyard Nights is
free and open to the public. Light refresh-
ments will be available but individuals may
bring their own. Alcoholic beverages are not
permitted. Call 548-4400 for information.
Guitar workshop
Steve Kaufman, the only three-time win-
ner of the National Flatpicking
Championships, will
conduct a three-day, all
levels flat-picking work-
shop Jan. 30 and 31 and
Feb. 1, hosted by The
Florida House at 20-22
S. Third St., Fernandina
Beach. Workshop price is $200. For more
information call 261-3300 or email innkeep-
ers@floridahouseinn.com.
DeMerle at Ocean 60
The Martini Bar at Ocean 60 Restaurant,
60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, presents the
Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Trio featuring
Bonnie Eisele on Feb. 6 and 7 from 9 p.m.-
12:30 a.m. For reservations visit
www.ocean60.com or call (904) 247-0060.
Evening at theopera
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for
the Symphony) is offering an evening of
entertainment, with dinner at
the Ocean Club on the Amelia
Island Plantation, followed by
concert tickets and round-trip
bus transportation to and
from Jacoby Hall, for the
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra's production of
Puccini's "Turandot" on Feb.
7. For reservations or information, contact
Ted Preston at 277-6618.
Story and Song
"An Evening of Story & Song" kicks off
its fifth season with the return of Queen of
Hearts, four singer/songwriters who lend
their beautiful voices to blend unique songs
and outstanding harmonies with great chem-
istry. The Queens will perform at the Parish
Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church (corner


tap class is Monday at 2 p.m.
The school also is collecting
donations of non-perishable
food items for the Barnabas
Center pantry. For information
call 261-DANC.
Trivia night
Enjoy "Trivia with Maggie"
on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.


of Eighth and Atlantic) on Feb. 7. Seating is
limited for the 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and
may be purchased in advance from series
sponsor First Coast Community Bank (1750
South 14th St.) or at St. Peter's administra-
tion office. Call Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman
at 277-2664 for information. For a sneak pre-
view, visit www.QueenofHearts.info.
Couples night
First Baptist Church presents Couples
Night Out featuring The Burchfield Brothers
in concert on Feb. 13. The evening begins
with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the concert
with reserved seating. Jon and Ben
Burchfield make music that inspires the soul
and mesmerizes audiences of all ages. Many
refer to them as the "Manheim Steamroller"
of hymns. Tickets for dinner and concert are
$25 per couple and may be purchased
through the church office. The concert,
which will begin at 7 p.m., will be open to the
public. For more information call 261-3617.
'Recipe for Love'
Jack & Diane's, 708 Centre St., presents
Recipe For Love, an intimate Valentine's din-
ner and show, featuring The Dynamic Les
DeMerle Jazz Trio with
vocalist Bonnie Eisele
on Feb. 13 and 14 at 7
and 9 p.m. Cost is $75
per person, all inclusive.
Dinner includes appetiz-
er, entree, dessert, glass
of wine, gratuity and
show included. For reservations and infor-
mation call 321-1444.
Courtyard Nights
Courtyard Nights at the Florida Commu-
nity College Betty P Cook Nassau Center
presents Karl Davis & The Milkmen, playing
soul, funk and blues, on Feb. 20 from 7:30-
9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the FCCJ Betty P Cook
Nassau Center, the News-Leader and the
Nassau County Record, Courtyard Nights is
free and open to the public. Light refresh-
ments will be available but individuals may
bring their own. Alcoholic beverages are not
permitted. Call 548-4400 for information.
'Music for the Birds'
The annual "Music for the Birds" concert
will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 inside the
St. Johns County Agricultural Center (just off
SR 16, near the St. Augustine Outlet Mall). A
presentation of The Humane Association of
Wildlife Care and Education (HAWKE), a
not-for-profit professional wildlife rescue and
rehabilitation center, this year's concert will
feature performances by Bob and Joline
Patterson, Jamie Defrates and Susan Brown,
Magda Hiller and Paradox. There will be a
silent auction, with the proceeds supporting
HAWKE's mission.
Tickets are $15 for ages 12-adult and $8
for children under 12. Order by mail by send-
ing a stamped, self-addressed envelope and
check to HAWKE, Inc., PO. Box 188, Elkton,
FL 32033 by Feb. 16. Pay by credit card
online at www.hawkewildlife.org. For infor-
mation visit the website or call HAWKE at
(904) 692-1777.


at the Crab Trap in downtown
Fernandina Beach and
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at
Sandy Bottoms at Main
Beach.
Enjoy a special trivia menu
and drinks, win prizes and lis-
ten to music while you
improve your memory. These
events are free.


COMING UP

Consumer clinics
A series of free Nassau
County Consumer Clinics,
presented by Jacksonville
Area Legal Aid (JALA), are
being held at the Nassau
County Judicial Annex.


ACROSS
1. Lacking spirit
6. Screen symbol
10. "Woe "
14. Without support
15. Went like heck
16. For men only
17. X is the symbol
for this
20. Walks feebly
21. Place to hit a
bucket of balls
22. Pewter, in part
24. Like many
wedding tuxes
25. Duller of the
senses
30. Turn topsy-turvy
32. Pop's Ronstadt
33. Well-worn pencil
34. Massage locale
37. X indicates one
41. To the degree
42. Hellenic H's
43. Top-tier invitees
44. "No bid," in bridge
46. Lacking
consistency
47. Eliot's Silas
50. Guessed-at fig.
52. "Kiss my grits!"
sitcom
53. Two-deck game
59. X signifies this
63. "_a Lady" (Tom
Jones hit)
64. Closely related
65. Celery piece
66. "Slung" dish
67. Lady's escort
68. Drum
accompanying a
sitar

DOWN
1. Seemingly
boundless
2. Doo-wop voice
3. Cruise stopover


Presentations will be held at
5:30 p.m. in the Juror
Services Room (first floor) on
Feb. 9, March 9 and April 6.
Ariel Patterson, JALA staff
attorney and Equal Justice
Works fellow, presents topics
including debt collection, small
claims, bankruptcy, foreclo-
sure, and ID theft. The public
is invited to suggest topics
and may do so by calling
Cynthia Johnson of JALA at
(904) 356-8371, ext. 307, or
Sue Powell of the Nassau
County Clerk of Courts office
at 548-4551.
Cardparty
The Woman's Club of Fer-
nandina Beach will hold it's
annual Valentine Card Party
on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the
Clubhouse at 201 Jean Lafitte
Blvd. Card games, board
games, Dominoes and Mah-
jongg are welcome. Get a
group together and come out.
The cost is $5 per person and
dessert will be served. For
reservations call 321-1752.
Dinner and a movie
The Amelia Island Film
Festival will present two
showings of the romantic
comedy "What Just Happen-
ed?" directed by Barry
Levinson and starring Robert
DeNiro, Sean Penn and
Bruce Willis, on Feb. 13 and
14 at the Palace Saloon
Banquet Hall.
On Feb. 13 doors open at
7 p.m. Tickets are $10 with a
cash bar.
On Feb. 14, enjoy a
Valentine Dinner and a Movie.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and
Karen Miller of Old South
Yankee will cater dinner.
There will be a cash bar.
Tickets are $25 per person.
Tickets are available at
Susie's Snaks 'N Stuff on
Centre Street, Alexander's
Book Store, Palmetto Walk
and the UPS stores on the
island and in Yulee. For infor-
mation call 335-1110 or visit
www.AmelialslandFilmFestival
.org.
Railroad Days
fundraisers
The West Nassau
Historical Society is planning
several events to raise funds
and awareness of the upcom-
ing 2009 Railroad Days
Festival March 27-28 on the
grounds of the historical
Callahan Depot.
On Feb. 14 the society will
host a dinner from 10:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m., including an entree
plus salad, bread and a bev-
erage for a donation. In honor
of St. Valentine's Day, a set of
two coffee mugs with goodies
for two inside will be available
for purchase. On Feb. 28, the
society will host a yard sale,
weather permitting, at the
depot from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A
limited number of outdoor
spaces are available for citi-
zens to rent for a donation.
For more information call
(904) 879-3406.


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4. "What's for
me?"
5. Rink fake
6. Reply to "Who's
there?"
7. Voting "nay"
8. Sun or moon
9. Prefix with natal
10. Cuba or Aruba
11. Time on the job
12. Mutt's woe
13. Pelted on
Halloween
18. One-named artist
19. Small warbler
23. Whack job
24. Country's
McEntire
25. Lena of
"Chocolat"


26. Guinness serving
27. Ruler division
28. Commotion
29. Pit goo
31. down
(criticizes)
33. Movie studio
sights
34. Loretta of
"M*A*S*H*"
35. Mole, to a
gardener
36. Pseudo-cultured
38. Caboose's place
39. Fabric fuzz
40. _-mo replay
44. One way to pay
45. Hammer end
46. Walk of Fame
implant


47. Cattail's locale
48. Hilo hello
49. Frosty coatings
51. Bloodhound's
lead
54. Boss Tweed
lampooner
55. Utah ski resort
56. Wild guess
57. Spill the beans
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Paul
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NEWS-LEADER
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28,2009


CLASSIFIED


To Place An Ad, Call (904) 261-3696. The Classified Ad Deadline for Wednesdays is 5:00 p.m. Monday and for Fridays is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday


100 ANNOUNCEMENTS
101 Card of Thanks
102 Lost & Found
103 In Memoriam
104 Personals
105 Public Notice
106 Happy Card
107 Special Occasion
108 Gift Shops
200 EMPLOYMENT
201 Help Wanted
202 Sales-Business
203 Hotel/Restaurant


204 Work Wanted
205 Live-in Help
206 Child Care
207 Business Opportunity
300 EDUCATION
301 Schools & Instruction
302 Diet/Exercise
303 Hobbies/Crafts
305 Tutoring
306 Lessons/Classes
400 FINANCIAL
401 Mortgage Bought/Sold
402 Stocks & Bonds


403 Financial-Home/Property
404 Money To Loan
500 FARM & ANIMAL
501 Equipment
502 Livestock & Supplies
503 Pets/Supplies
504 Services
600 MERCHANDISE
601 Garage Sales
602 Articles for Sale
603 Miscellaneous
604 Bicycles
605 Computers-Supplies


606 Photo Equipment & Sales
607 Antiques-Collectibles
608 Produce
609 Appliances
610 Air Conditioners/Heaters
611 Home Furnishings
612 Muscial Instruments
613 Television-Radio-Stereo
614 Jewelry/Watches
615 Building Materials
616 Storage/Warehouses
617 Machinery-Tools-Equip.
618 Auctions


619 Business Equipment
620 Coal-Wood-Fuel
621 Garden/Lawn Equipment
622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer
623 Swap/Trade
624 Wanted to Buy
625 Free Items
700 RECREATION
701 Boats & Trailers
702 Boat Supplies/Dockage
703 Sports Equipment Sales
704 Recreation Vehicles
705 Computers & Supplies


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


813 Investment Property
814 West Nassau County
815 Kingsland/St. Marys
816 Camden County
817 Other Areas
850 RENTALS
851 Roommate Wanted
852 Mobile Homes
853 Mobile Home Lots
854 Room
855 Apartments-Furnished
856 Apartments-Unfurn.
857 Condos-Furnished


Condos-Unfurnished
Homes-Furnished
Homes-Unfurnished
Vacation Rentals
Bed & Breakfast
Office
Commercial/Retail
Warehouse
TRANSPORTATION
Automobiles
Trucks
Vans
Motorcycles
Commercial


THE NEWS-LEADER SERVICE DIRECTORY Is LOCATED ON PAGE 8B


102 Lost & Found
If You Have Lost Your Pet - please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.


102 Lost & Found

REWARD - LOST BOSTON TERRIER
needs medication ASAP. Male, black &
white. Kids miss their pet!! Please call
277-8043 or 556-9663.

FOUND - RING, in case in Food Lion
Shopping Center. Call to identify 261-
2493


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105 Public Notice
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subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise any
prefer-ence, limitation, or
discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familial status
or national origin, or the intentention to
make any such preference, limitation
or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. All
persons are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised are available on


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105 Public Notice 201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted


an equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the United
States Department of Housing and
Urban Development - HUD
1(800)669-9777, or for the hearing
impaired 1(800)927-9275.
THERE IS A LIEN - on the following
vehicles for towing & storage & will be
auctioned off on the listed dates below:
on 2/16/2009, a 1989 Ford Truck VIN#
1FDKF37M3KNB63213, a 1997 Suzuki
Sidekick VIN# JS3TD21V5V4106789,
and a 1991 Toyota Camry VIN#
4TISV21E2MU297038 at 12 noon at
1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. (904)321-3422

EPOMN

201 Help Wanted
$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ - helping
the government PT. No experience. No
selling. Call (888)213-5225. Ad Code:
M. ANF
SALES - Upscale resale store needs PT
salesperson. Flexible hours. EOE. Send
resume to resalecenter95@yahoo.com
DRIVER - Join PTL today. Company
drivers earn up to 38cpm. 1/2cpm
increase every 60K miles. Average
2800 mi/wk. CDL-A req'd. www.ptl-
inc.com. Call (877)740-6262. ANF
ALL ABOUT YOU Hair & Nail Salon -
is now accepting applications for Hair
Stylist. (2) Booth rental positions. 1st
week FREE and $100 1st month rent.
All inquiries will be confidential. Call
261-2778.
COSMETOLOGIST NEEDED - at THE
NEW U HAIR SALON. 1st wk free.
$100/wk 1st mo. Booth rent only. Cli-
entele preferred w/walk-ins avail. Call
Heidi for a confidential appt. 277-2767
Maintenance Person Position
Skills, tools & exp in Carpentry, minor
electrical, plumbing and painting,
Carpet/Tile Laying. References, PT. $8/
hr. Call 904-430-0244 for interview.
PT, MSW, OT, SPEECH THERAPIST,
RN, CNA - needed for Home Health
Care visits in Fernandina and surround-
ing area. Flexible Hours, Part Time.
Apply online at www.nfhsonline.com.
HELP WANTED - Join Wil-Trans Lease
or Company Driver Program. Enjoy our
strong freight network. Must be 23.
(866)906-2982. ANF


CHAIRSIDE DENTAL ASSISTANT
NEEDED - We are looking for an
energetic, friendly person to help us
with providing dental care to our
patients in our new, state-of-the-art
dental office. EDA certification pre-
ferred. Fax or send resume to Amelia
Gentle Dentistry, 1699 S. 14th St.
#21, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Fax
(904)261-8604
LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST
WANTED - full time. Fernandina Beach
location. Scaling pay + benefits. Email
resume to: drlousal@bellsouth.net
NOW AVAILABLE! - 2009 Post Office
jobs. $18-$20/hr. No experience. Paid
training. Fed. benefits. Vacations. Call
(800)910-9941 today! Ref#FL08. ANF
STYLE AMERICA - now hiring licensed
hair stylists. Great benefits. FT/PT
positions. Management opportunities.
Call Jocelyn at (904)449-4593.
HVAC Tech Training - Get to work!
Avg tech earns $40K/yr. No exp
needed. EPA & OSHA certified 3-5 wks.
Local job placement & financing avail.
(877)994-9904. ANF
Busy Established Insurance Agency
- in St. Marys, GA seeks licensed agent
in Georgia and/or Florida to specialize
in auto insurance sales. Email resume
to: sga73C19@allstate.com or call
(912)882-5557.
13 DRIVERS NEEDED - Sign-on bon-
us. 35-41cpm. Earn over $1000/wk.
Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A & 3
mos recent OTR. (877)258-8782,
www.meltontruck.com. ANF
FULL TIME FRONT DESK
RESERVATIONIST
Weekends included.
Call (904)277-0905.
STREET SWEEPER OPERATOR/
LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN
Immediate career opportunity with
Martex Services in Fernandina Beach,
for a highly motivated person to join
our team. Will operate a street sweep-
er in a private residential community,
and will also assist in providing
landscape maintenance services to our
commercial and residential customers.
Full-time, year-round employment.
Must have a CDL driver license.
Excellent compensation and benefits.
Send resume by FAX to (904) 261-
0821 or call (904) 261-5364.
WANTED: P/T HELP - Help me clean
a restaurant a couple days a week,
early morning, a few hours a day. Must
be flexible to work more. Suitable for
retired person. Must be able to mop &
empty trash cans, weight up to 40 lbs.
I pay cash. You must take care of your
own taxes. Call (904)415-0317.


Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
PROJECT COORDINATOR &
WRITER - Coordinate production of
multiple simultaneous projects, includ-
ing coordinating multiple team mem-
bers, tracking project milestones, and
meeting deadlines. Must be able to
effectively work with outside parties to
gather needed data and be proficient
with MS-Access, MS-Word and MS-
EXCEL. Strong technical writing and
editing skills are mandatory as is an
ability to track details and communi-
cate effectively. References are requir-
ed and the successful applicant must
be able to show or demonstrate experi-
ence in the requirements listed here.
Job Location: Southwick Associates,
Inc. Fernandina Beach, FL
Submit resume, references, salary
requirements and examples of past
writing or editing experience to:
Lee@southwickassociates.com

NOW HIRING
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
* Management
* PT/FT Sales
Hibbett Sports is opening soon in Yu-
lee. Send resumes ATTN DM: 3630 SW
Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608 or
e-mail to Jason.Hutson@hibbett.com.
Hibbett Sports conducts drug testing.
www.hibbett.com
JOB OPENING FOR TEACHER'S
STORE COORDINATOR
Opportunity available for person with
managerial, organizational and comm-
unication skills working with the
Association for Retarded Citizens/
Nassau County (ARC/Nassau), a local
non-profit organization serving adults
with disabilities. One year position with
possibility of extension for right person
who can establish, administer and
manage a Teacher's Store, providing
supplies and inventory items to
teachers in Nassau County schools,
ranging from kindergarten through
high school. Salary range $20-25k
annually; 40 hours/week. Knowledge
of educational environment desirable,
basic computer skills plus Microsoft
Publisher required, ability to work with
diverse clientele essential. Submit
resume to ARC/Nassau, 86051
Hamilton Street, Yulee, FL 32097. Call
904.225.9355 for more information.


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204 Work Wanted


SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN-
201 Help Wanted Smalljobs welcomed. (904)277-4777


ELEMENTS SALON - 95750 Amelia
Concourse, (904)491-0991. Experienc-
ed professional hairstylist. Great
opportunity. Call or visit today.
EARN EXTRA INCOME - mailing
brochures. Weekly pay check! Free 24
hour information. (877)220-4470. ANF
SECURITY OFFICERS WANTED -
Temp Work - ASAP. Fernandina Beach,
FL. Call DSI Security (904)348-3270.
DFWP-EEO/M/F/V/H
HOMELAND SECURITY JOBS -
$18.37-$32.51/hr. Now hiring. Many
positions available. For application and
free Gov't job info., call American
Assoc of Labor (913)599-7976, 24 hrs.,
emp. serv.
ATTENTION!! - 23 people wanted to
get paid to lose weight. Free samples.
Limited time offer. (888)764-4476,
www.feelvounqandhealthv.com

204 Work Wanted
TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
(904)491-4383
ELDERLY CARE - Professional & loving
care for the elderly, 7 days per week.
Ask for Gail (904)415-3662.
PRIVATE CARE NURSING ASSIST-
ANT/COMPANION - avail, for quality
in-home care on Amelia Island.
Pleasant, professional w/sterling refer-
ences. Days, nights & weekends. Avail.
immediately. (802)779-5453 cell
REMODEL WORK - Licensed & insured
contractor. Home repairs/mobile home
repairs, demolition work, home maint.,
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal,
window & door replacements, &
everything in between. (904)491-4383
NURSE - with 30 years experience
looking for private duty. Call (904)556-
2519.
HELP FOR INDEPENDENT-LIVING
SENIORS - Will gladly drive, run
errands, make calls for appointments,
prepare meals, small chores, etc. Call
583-1171 for more information.
FULL TIME NANNY AVAILABLE -
Willing to do light cleaning & laundry,
Excellent references. Call (904)899-
2287.


EXPERIENCED HOME HEALTH CARE
PERSON FOR ELDERLY - Licensed
CNA & excellent references. (904)277-
3793, leave message, will call back.
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - 45 yrs exp-
erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.
ELA'S PERSONAL CLEANING A
cleaner home -Naturally. Reasonable
rates. License * Bonded * Insured.
(904)572-4758
ATTENTION LANDLORDS - Repair,
paint, and flip your rental between
tenants. IRISH RENOVATION, LLC
(904) 206-0005.

206 Child Care
CHILDCARE NEEDED ON ISLAND -
for 3 children, 2:00-5:30. Nonsmoker
& reliable transportation. Must provide
references. Call (904)277-0866.

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.
100% RECESSION PROOF - Do you
earn $800 in a day? 25 local machines
& candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. Call us: We will not be
undersold! ANF



301 Schools &
Instruction

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
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified - Housing
available. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (888) 349-5387. ANF


301 Schools &
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




1503 Pets/Supplies I


602 Articles for Sale]
COMPUTER & DESK - Entertainment
center. TV. Captains bed, twin w/
dressers. Cable weights. Washer &
dryer. (904)742-3481

603 Miscellaneous
Donate Your Vehicle - Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
(888)468-5964. ANF


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CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES - 9 weeks. 1 610 Air Conditioners
male, 1 female. $100/ea. Parents on /Heating
site. (904)261-7504 or (904)206-3449Heaing


601 Garage Sales
HUGE GARAGE SALE! - Combining
two households. 2633 S. 14th St. &
Mystic Ln. Sat. 1/31, 9am-11am.
TWO MEN AND A YARD SALE - Otter
Run, 95259 Palmetto Trl. Storage unit
being emptied. Tools, furniture, TV's,
compressor, books, misc. Women
welcome also. Fri., Sat., & Sun., 8am-
3pm.
85912 HADDOCK RD. - Fri. & Sat.,
9am-? Gas dryer, dual recliner love
seat, dishwasher, household items,
clothing, Nascar items, & much more.
(904)504-7674
ESTATE SALE - in home. Sat. 1/31,
8am. 2021 Jasmine St., Apt. #15.,
Sandridge Apts. Misc. home furnish-
ings, Power Lift chair/recliner, kitchen,
Thomas Train, camping gear, tools.
(904)261-8079
ESTATE SALE - Hot tub, kitchen,
glassware, books, tools, drill press,
table saw, drill bits (100's) new, chairs,
bookcases, linens, exercise equip. So
much more. Fri. 1/30 & Sat. 1/31,
8am-2pm. Warehouse behind Nassau
Health Foods, Amelia Plaza. Follow the
red & white signs.

602 Articles for Sale

POTTERY BARN - 4 sided desk w/4
chairs, 2 double lockers & matching
bookshelves, off-white bead board,
great shape, $500. Joanna 277-1170.


HEAT/COOL - Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)
225-9717.
611 Home Furnishings
84" SOFT OLIVE GREEN SOFA - &
1-1/2 chair; and 5x8 accent rug.
$350/OBO. Call (904)261-2154.
LEATHER SOFA & CHAIR - w/otto-
man & coffee table, $400. Oak dinette
table with 4 chairs, $125. 753-3004 or
261-3350.
TEMPUR-PEDIC Classic KS Mattress
Set - New & unopened. $2,499 value
for $1,499. Sleep on a new TEMPUR-
PEDIC &save $1000. 261-9959
TV - Sony 51" 1080i wide screen HD,
rear projection, perfect condition,
$500. Pottery Barn Chair
Manhattan recliner, brushed sand twill
color, $350. (904)277-1623

615 Building
Materials
METAL ROOFING - 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, w/ all accessories.
Quick turn around. Delivery avail. Gulf
coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335.
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802 Mobile Homes
WILL HELP YOU GET FINANCING -
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. Lauralyn
Lewis, 206-1059, Nick Deonas Realty.


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


16'9" BOSTON WHALER - w/70hp
Mercury Force motor & trailer. $3,500/
OBO. (904)261-7060

702 Boat Supplies/
Dockage
NISSAN 4-STROKE/3.5HP MOTOR -
New condition, $700. Call 261-4919.

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802 Mobile Homes


HOME FOR SALE - We are relocating
out of Florida. 1987 Omni dblwide on
1.05 acres. 3BR/2BA, master bath
w/jacuzzi tub. New tile, new Berber
carpet. 2 outbuildings w/concrete pads,
2 carports. Contact Mike, 491-4367 or
(904)753-0360.


804 Amelia Island
Homes
UNIQUE 6 AC - marshfront/intra-
coastal acres ON Amelia, 4BR/4BA
home. 17 sites. Concurrency approved.
Phase 1 completed. Zoned for horses.
Appraised 2008 $1.7/OBO. Trade for
rental properties w/some cash. (904)
556-6285

805 Beaches
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

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617 Machinery
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806 Waterfront

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

S 807 Condominiums

LOWEST PRICE - at Ocean Park.
$329,000 for upscale, designer owned
condo. 40+ upgrades. (478)256-5563


808 Off Island/Yulee

FOR SALE BY OWNER - Oyster Bay
Harbor, 3BR/3BA home with a Study/
Office and Bonus room. This beautiful
home contains 2795 sq. ft. of living
space. The floor plan is split with the
large master suite in the rear. Large
kitchen with SS appliances. Fenced
back yard. $550,000. Call (904)261-
0469 or (404)216-1063 for appt.

6BR/3BA FORECLOSURE - $29,900.
Only $238/mo. 5% down, 20 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $326/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext. 5760. ANF


S 809 Lots

ONE ACRE WOODED LOT - on South
end of Amelia Island. Private road off
A1A. Build your dream home with
marsh views. $425,000. Call (631)
873-9895.


814 West Nassau County

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


817 Other Areas

FLORIDA LAND BARGAIN - of the
Century! 2 acre waterfront homesite
only $69,900 (appraised at $169,900).
Private, gated community w/2 recrea-
tional lakes. Municipal water & sewer.
Low taxes. Just 90 mins Orlando. Exc
financing. Call now (866)352-2249 ext
2184, FLlandbargains.com. ANF
South Carolina Bargain - Golf access
lot. Now $39,900 (was $139,900).
Rare opportunity to own beautiful view
homesite in area's finest golf commun-
ity NOW for fraction of its value. Paved
roads, water, sewer, all infrastructure
complete. Golf front lots available at a
comparable savings. Low rate financ-
ing. (866)334-3253 ext. 2155. ANF


817 Other Areas

VIRGINIA MTN CABIN - Ready to
move in. Great views. Near Ig stocked
trout stream, private, 2 acres, only
$159,500. Owner (866)275-0442. ANF

Now Is The Time - to buy your
Tennessee lake property. 4 seasons &
no state income tax. Call Lakeside
Realty (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. ANF
BIG LOT - Smallest price. 12 acres
just $99,900. Best neighborhood in
Tallahassee area. Rare spacious
country living close to everything.
Great for kids w/horse privileges. Best
price ever, a must see! Great financing.
(866)938-1521. ANF







851 Roommate
Wanted

Mature, Professional Roommate
Wanted - 3BR/2BA house w/lots of
privacy w/split floor plan. Appreciate
yard & gardens. Non-smoking. $525/
mo + 1/2 electric w/FREE LD calls. Req
references & dep. (904)261-0462


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


852 Mobile Homes

TRAILER FOR RENT - 2BR/2BA single
wide. (904)583-1664
NICE 3BR/2BA - Yulee, on acre.
$625/mo. + $625 dep. Lawn care
included. Lease, reference required.
(904)225-5214
2BR/2BA - Tile floors, W/D, pest
control, gbg p/u & utilities. $250/wk. +
$500 dep. & 2 wks rent in advance. 6
month lease. 261-0027, cell 583-3639
3BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $750/mo. + $750 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE - on one
acre, off island. $750/mo. + $700
deposit. (904)753-2155
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - $700/mo.
+ $400 sec. dep. Service animals only.
(904)753-1691
MH FOR RENT - 2BR/1.5BA on large
lake lot. W/D included. $700/mo. +
$700 dep. Service animals only. Call
(904)277-7132.


852 Mobile Homes

2BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $700/mo. + $700 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
FOR RENT - Mobile homes in Nassau
Acres MHP, Pages Dairy Rd. $500/mo.
+ $250 dep. More info, please call
Debi @ (904)759-3897.
BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
(904)261-6486.


854 Rooms

3BR/2BA FURNISHED - Mature,
clean, responsible. $384/mo. + 1/3
utilities. No pets. (904)718-0248 or
(904)491-4198.


855 Apartments
Furnished

1BR APT. FULLY FURNISHED - A.I.,
gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. $1050. No smoking. (904)
206-1071 or 321-4262
AT BEACH - Sm eff, $145/wk + dep,
utils incl. ON ISLAND - 2-3BR MH's in
park starting $165/wk. or $660/mo. +
dep. Utils avail. For details, 261-5034.


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LEGAL NOTICES


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-498
DIVISION A
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KIM NGUYEN, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Re-
scheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated 13 January, 2009 and
entered in Case No. 2007-CA-
498 of the Circuit Court of the
FOURTH Judicial Circuit in and
for NASSAU County, Florida
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Plaintiff and KIM
NGUYEN; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES 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 INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC AS NOMI-
NEE FOR GREENPOINT
MORTGAGE FUNDING, 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 17th day of February,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 196 OF TIMBER CREEK
PLANTATION PHASE ONE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 394
THROUGH 398, INCLUSIVE, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF NAS-
SAU COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 76117 DEERWOOD
DRIVE, 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 Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on 15
February, 2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ C. Easterwood
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07049170 NMNC-
SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
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 01-21-28-2009
7207

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 07-CA-224
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY F/K/A
BANKERS TRUST COMPANY
OF CALIFORNIA, N.A.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JACQUELINE H. BRAUDA
A/K/A JACQUELINE HOPE
BRAUDA; ROBERT NORMAN
NOBLES; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY,THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting
the Motion to Reset Foreclo-
sure Sale dated January 9,
2009 entered in Civil Case No.
07-CA-224 of the Circuit Court
of the 4TH Judicial Circuit in
and for NASSAU County YULEE,
Florida, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
Nassau Judicial Annex of the
NASSAU County Courthouse,
76347 Veterans Way, Yulee,
Florida, at 11:30 a.m. on the
13 day February, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as
set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 34, SHERWOOD FOR-
EST, ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 10 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH A 1996 MOBILE VIN#S


GAFLS35A10862HH22 AND
GAFLS35B10862HH22
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 12 day of
January, 2009.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accom-
modation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the NASSAU County Court-
house at NONE, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND
ROAD SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000 Fax (954) 233-
8705
05-46523 (EMC)
2t 01-21-28-2009
7203

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08 CA 401
AURORA LOAN SERVICES
LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANN C. NUNEZ; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANN
C. NUNEZ; DANIEL M. WHIT-
FIELD; ROBIN R. WHITFIELD; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY,THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
UNKNOWN TENANT #3;
UNKNOWN TENANT #4;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Nassau County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in
Nassau County, Florida,
described as:
LOT 7, BLOCK 8, BUCK'S FER-
NANDINA BEACH, SECTION
TWO, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 17, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF NAS-
SAU COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
2621 First Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, At
the west door of the Nassau
County Judicial Annex, 76347
Veterans Way, Yulee, FL 32097
at 11:30 a.m., on February 13,
2009.
DATED THIS 9 DAY OF
January, 2009.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Witness, my hand and seal
of this court on the 12 day of
January, 2009.
John A. Crawford
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, persons needing a
special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding
should contact the ASA Coor-
dinator no laterthan seven (7)
days priorto the proceedings.
If hearing impaired, please call
(800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800)
955-9770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
2t 01-21-28-2009
7202

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-76
DIVISION:
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COM-
PANY AMERICAS FORMERLY
KNOWN AS BANKER'S TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE AND
CUSTODIAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DARRYL DAYSON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated 8
January 2009, and entered in


Case No. 2008-CA-76 of the
Circuit Court of the Fourth
Judicial Circuit in and for
Nassau County, Florida in
which Deutsche Bank Trust
Company Americas formerly
known as Banker's Trust Com-
pany, as Trustee and Custo-
dian, is the Plaintiff and Darryl
Dayson, Leslie Dayson, Harrison
Cove Villas at Summer Beach
Condominium Association, are
defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash in/on Nassau County,
Florida at on the 11th day of
February, 2009, at 11:30 am, at
76347 Veterans Way Yulee, FL
32097 the following described
property as set forth in said
Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
UNIT NO. 6C, BUILDING 3,
HARRISON COVE VILLAS AT
SUMMER BEACH, A CONDO-
MINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN
UNDIVIDED SHARE IN THOSE
COMMON ELEMENTS APPUR-
TENANCE THEREOF AS SPECI-
FIED IN THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
1370, PAGE 1244, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 95024 BARCLAY PLACE
#6C, 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 Lis Pendens must file a
claim within 60 days afterthe
sale.
Dated in Nassau County,
Florida this 9th day of January,
2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Nassau County, Florida
By: /s/ C. Easterwood
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
PO. box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
07-03590
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in a court pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact Court Admini-
stration at (904) 630-2564 with-
n two (2) working days of
receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing orvoice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
2t 01-21-28-2009
7204

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The South Amelia Island
Shore Stabilization Association,
Inc.will hold a Board of Direc-
tors meeting on Wednesday,
February 11,2009 at 3:00 p.m.
in the Ibis Room, Racquet Park
Amelia Island Plantation,
Amelia Island, Florida. Persons
with disabilities requiring ac-
commodations in orderto par-
ticipate in this program or acti-
vity should call 432-1723 at
least 24 hours in advance to
request such accommoda-
tion.
2t 01-28, 02-04-2009
7210

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA-
000765
DIVISION: A
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICK B. WHEELESS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
PATRICK B. WHEELESS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
9941 Ford Road
Bryceville, F 32009
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
NETLAVANH WHEELESS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
9941 Ford Road
Bryceville, F1 32009
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 1, CALICO RIDGE, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 52 AND
53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, PL.,


Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634 and file the orig-
nal with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week fortwo
consecutive weeks in the
Fernandina Beach News
Leader.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 15th
day of January, 2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Heather Nazworth
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
NMNC-VA-R-khartmaier-
F08101016
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 01-21-28-2009
7208

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 45-2009-CP-02
DIVISION: B
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ADELAIDE SHERWOOD RAY
ROBB,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of ADELAIDE SHER-
WOOD RAY ROBB, whose date
of death was November 25,
2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Nassau County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 76347
Veterans Way, Yulee, FL 32097.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHSAFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2)YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is January
21,2009.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Wesley R. Poole of
POOLE & POOLE, PA.
Florida Bar No. 175441
303 Centre Street, Suite 200
Post Office Box 1280
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
Telephone: (904) 261-0742
Personal Representative:
DAVID LARKIN ROBB
2 Buckthorne Drive
Amelia Island, FL 32034
2t 01-21-28-2009
7205

NOTICE OF INTENT TO
CONSIDER AMENDMENT TO
A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Board of County
Commissioners of Nassau
County, Florida will consider
an amendment to the Devel-
opment Agreement en-tered
nto between the Board of
County Commissioners of Nas-
sau County, Florida, a political
subdivision of the State of Flori-
da, and G CUBED, LLC, a Flori-
da limited liability corporation,
as successor in interestto, and
designated transferee ofYPC.,
Inc., and MinerYulee, LLC.
The land subject to the
development agreement is
located on the South side of
the intersection of S.R. 200
(A1A) and Miner Road, in the
Yulee area, being the parcel
of land adjacent to the west-
ern right of way line of Miner
Road; the parcel of land
adjacent to the eastern right
of way line of Miner Road, and
the two parcels of land lying to
the east of the parcel adja-
cent to the eastern right of
way of Miner Road. The four
parcels consisting of approxi-


mately 14.88 acres.
The proposed Second
Amendment to the
Development Agreement
would provide for rights and
responsibilities of the parties
related to certain property, as
described within the devel-
opment agreement, and
referred to therein as the
"Southwest Property";
"Northern Property"; the
"Eastern Property"; and the
"Lawhon Property."
The proposed develop-
ment at build-out has the
potential to yield 100,000 com-
mercial square foot building
on the property and reserves
concurrency to accommo-
date such development. The
development uses proposed
on the property are Profession-
al Offices and General
Commercial. The maximum
building height for the zoning
district in which the proposed
project is located is 35 feet for
the Lawhon Property (Parcel
No.38-2N-27-0000-0012-0010),
and 40 feet for all other parcels
within the development. The
proposed building intensities
are 40 percent floor area ratio,
and the proposed population
is -0- dwelling units per acre
(non-residential property).
The Board of County Com-
missioners of Nassau County,
Florida, will hold public hear-
ings regarding the proposed
Second Amendment to Devel-
opment Agreement on Mon-
day, February 9, 2009 com-
mencing at 7:00 p.m. and on
Monday, February 23, 2009
commencing at 7:00 p.m.The
public hearings will be held in
the Commission Chambers
located at the James. S. Page
Governmental Complex,
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee,
Florida.
A copy of the proposed
Second Amendment to
Development Agreement can
be obtained from the follow-
ng locations:
* Growth Management
Department
96161 Nassau Place
Yulee, Florida 32097
Monday through Friday 8:00
AM to 5:00 PM, except legal
holidays
* Clerk's Office
76347 Veterans Way
Yulee, Florida 32097
Monday through Friday 8:30
AM to 5:00 PM, except legal
holidays
* Engineering Services Office
96161 Nassau Place
Yulee, Florida 32097
Monday through Friday 8:00
AM to 5:00 PM, except legal
holidays
Additional hearings may
be held upon the motion of
the Board, and any additional
hearings will be announced
at the above hearing dates.
ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUB-
LIC ARE INVITED TO BE PRESENT
AND BE HEARD. IF A PERSON
DECIDES TO APPEALANY DECI-
SION MADE BY THE BOARD,
AGENCY OR COMMISSION
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEET-
ING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR
SUCH PURPOSE, MAY NEEDTO
ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
INGS MADE, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES THE EVIDENCE AND
TESTIMONY UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact the office of
the Ex-Officio Clerk at (904)
548-4660 or Florida Relay
Service at 1-800-955-8770 (v) or
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) at least
seventy two hours in advance.
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
BARRY V HOLLOWAY,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
EX-OFFICIO CLERK
It 01-28-2009
7213

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 9th
day of February, 2009, at 7:00
PM. at the Commission Cham-
bers, located in the James S.
Page Governmental Com-
plex, 96135 Nassau Place,
Yulee, Florida, intends to con-
siderfor adoption the following
proposed ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDI-
NANCE NO. 98-26, AS AMEND-
ED, WHICH AMENDED ORDI-
NANCE 81-8, AS AMENDED,
WHICH ADOPTED A PUR-
CHASING POLICY FOR THE
UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF
NASSAU COUNTY, SPECIFICAL-
LY AMENDING SECTION 3, DEF-


INITIONS, TO INCLUDE LOBBY-
ING SERVICES AS AN EXEMP-
TION UNDER PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES WITHIN THE DEFINI-
TION OF PURCHASE; PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Copies of the Ordinance
are available at the Clerk's
Office at the Judicial Annex,
located at 76347 Veterans
Way, Yulee, Florida, Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
through 5:00 p.m., except for
legal holidays.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A
PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, AGENCY OR COM-
MISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR
SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS, ANDTHAT,
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR
SHE MAY NEEDTO ENSURE THAT
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDESTHE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TO BE BASED.
The Board of County Com-
missioners may continue hear-
ngs 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
n this proceeding should con-
tact the Office of the Ex-Officio
Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners at least seven-
ty two (72) hours prior to the
proceeding at (904) 548-4660,
or if the hearing impaired,
Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8770 (v) or 1-800-955-8771
(TDD).
2t 01-28,02-04-2009
7212

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 45-2008-CA-128
DIVISION A
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBRA A. STAVER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated 20 January, 2009 and
entered in Case No. 45-2008-
CA-128 of the Circuit Court of
the FOURTH Judicial Circuit in
and for NASSAU County,
Florida wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and
DEBRA A. STAVER; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA
A. STAVER N/K/A PAUL STAVER;
FOREST RIDGE VILLAGE CON-
DOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at NASSAU
JUDICIAL ANNEX, 76347 VET-
ERAN'S WAY, YULEE, FLORIDA
at 11:30AM, on the 25th day of
February, 2009, the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
THAT CERTAIN CONDO-
MINIUM PARCEL, LOCATED IN
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA,
COMPOSED OF CONDOMINI-
UM BUILDING I", UNIT NUMBER
"3", AN UNDIVIDED SHARE IN
THOSE COMMON ELEMENTS
APPURTENANT THERETO, AS
SPECIFIED, DESCRIBED IN AND
SUBJECT TO THE COVENANTS,
CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS,
TERMS AND OTHER PROVI-
SIONS OF THAT DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM FOR FOR-
EST RIDGE VILLAGE CONDO-
MINIUM, MADE BY SPONSOR,
CHELL AMERICAN, A FLORIDA
GENERAL PARTNERSHIP PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 718, OF THE
FLORIDA STATUTES, WHICH IS
RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF NASSAU COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 380, PAGE
237, ASAMENDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 384, PAGE
751; OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
390, PAGE 112; OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 392, PAGE
695; OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
398, PAGE 380, OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 398, PAGE
385; OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
402, PAGE 606; OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 402, PAGE
611; OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
409, PAGE 413; OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 436, PAGE 65;
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 602,
PAGE 120 AND OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 925, PAGE
889; SAID DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM, AS AMEND-
ED BEING MADE A PART HERE-
OF, BY SPECIFIC REFERENCE,AS
RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF NASSAU COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2413 FIRST AVENUE #3,
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 Ls Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on 21
January 2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ C. Easterwood
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08013409 NMNC-
SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
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 01-28,02-04-2009
7209

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-CA-6
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEFF F.TIMIAN, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment entered in this case now
pending in said Courtthe style
of which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
Nassau County Courthouse,
76347 Veterans Way, Yulee,
Florida 32019; on the 25th day
of February 2009, at 11:30 a.m.,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 39, SPANISH OAKS, UNIT
ONE A, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 99AND
100 OF THE CURRENT 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.
ORDERED AT NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA, this 21 day
of January, 2009.
/s/ John A. Crawford
As Clerk Circuit Court
NASSAU, Florida
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN PA.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway
Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
STT-C-1029/VL
2t 01-28, 02-04-2009
7215

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07 CA 232
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES INC., ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, QUEST TRUST
SERIES 2006-X2 UNDER THE
POOLING & SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
AUGUST 1,2006, WITHOUT
RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRENDA C. HARDEN; CON-
SECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP F/K/A GREENTREE
FINANCIAL SERVICING CORP,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE
TREASURY, DARRYL E. HARD-
EN; 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 20th day
of January 2009, and entered
in Case No. 07 CA 232, of the
Circuit Court of the 4TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
Nassau County, Florida, where-
in DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES INC.,ASSET BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
QUEST TRUST SERIES 2006-X2
UNDER THE POOLING & SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATEDAS
OF AUGUST 1, 2006, WITHOUT
RECOURSE is the Plaintiff and
BRENDA C. HARDEN; CON-
SECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP F/K/A GREENTREE
FINANCIAL SERVICING CORP,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREA-
SURY; DARRYL E. HARDEN;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT


PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidderfor 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 at11:30 a.m.on
the 25th day of February 2009,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
TRACT SIX (6), BLOCK TWO
(2), NASSAUVILLE WOODS,
ACCORDING TO PLATTHEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK5AT
PAGE 126 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF NASSAU COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN 1998 SKYL DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #'S
8U620683KA AND 8U620683KB
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 DisabilitiesAct
of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their dis-
abilities, need special accom-
modationto participate inthis
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at 416
CENTER STREET, FERNANDINA
BEACH, FL 32034 orTelephone
Voice/TDD (904) 321-5700 not
later than five business days
priorto such proceeding.
Dated this 21st day of Jan.,
2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ C. Easterwood
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
07-07146
2t 01-28,02-04-2009
7214

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
INVITATION TO BID
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Board of County
Commissioners of Nassau
County, Florida invites sealed
bids for:
Sale of Surplus Equipment
One (1) 826C CAT
Compactor
Bid No. NC09-002
For detailed information
regarding the bid due date,
minimum bid, and pre-bid site
visit requirements for this ITB,
please visit the Nassau
County's website at http://
www.nassaucountyfl.com or
contact the Contract Man-
agement Department at 904-
491-7377. Bid information is also
available at http://www.
demandstar.com.
ATTEST:
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
EX-OFFICIO CLERK
BARRY V. HOLLOWAY
CHAIR
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
It 01-28-2009
7211

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that
on 02-09-2009 at 9:00 A.M. or
later at U-Store-It #323, 1678 S.
8th Street, in the city of
Fernandina Beach, state of
Florida the undersigned, U-
Store-It #323 will sell at Public
Sale by competitive bidding,
the personal property hereto-
fore stored with the under-
signed by:
Space #L40
Cambriel T.Thornton
Household
Space #A60
Ebony Brown
Sectional sofa,
Entertainment center,
Dining room table, beds
Space #B58
Raymond R. Lylo
Household
Space #A8
Glenda Alvarez
Household Items
Space #H5-11
Joseph C. Baker
Household
Space #F15
Earl T. Alberta Jr.
Household Items
Space #K15
DonnaSego
Household
Space #D5-7
Wanda Crisp
Household Items
Space #A58
Christy Roberts
Household
Space #P1214
Shonique D. Manning
Household Items
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856 Apartments
Unfurnished

OCEAN SIDE 2BR/1BA - Main Beach
area, ocean view, large deck. 12 mo.
lease. $850/mo. + utilities. Call (847)
867-3163.

OCEANVIEW - Upstairs duplex, 2BR/
1BA. A/C, hardwood floors, dish-
washer, W/D hookup. $850/mo. 57 S.
Fletcher. (904)277-7622

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

835 ELLEN ST. - (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
0006
2BR/1BA LOWER UNIT DUPLEX -
North end of island. $850/mo. + $800
deposit. (904)753-2155

NICE 2BR/1BA - Newly refurbished.
$480-$580/mo. (904)315-1757 or
613-8401.

Gorgeous Downtown Loft - apt/ofc/
studio, full kitchen with W/D incl., 1BA.
Balcony overlooks beautiful courtyard.
$975/mo. + dep. 261-0243, 583-4402

Bank Foreclosures - 4BR $25,000
only $225/mo. 3BR $12,500 only
$199/mo. 5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr. For listings (800)366-9783 ext
5669. ANF
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.
1 BEDROOM APT.- Downtown.
Washer/dryer. $600/mo. Utilities
included. (904)468-0411

SMALL 1BR - at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
$650/mo. (904)335-1665
CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS - Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
(904)277-1983.

GARAGE APT. DOWNTOWN - 1BR,
clean and bright. Big wood deck under
the trees! Laundry hook up, CH&A. Go
look! 322 N. 3rd St. 261-6846
OCEANVIEW - 3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$1025/mo. + dep. (904)386-1005
OCEAN VIEW 2BR - No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.


Club
Apartments
BestAddress inFernandinaBeach

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

/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
J Business Center
/ Gated Community


ULtAN PAKK
Developer's own 4th floor South
end 3/2 unit has all the best
upgrades & new HVAC & water
heater Price includes 3 garages
and 4 storage units
#47856 $650.000


57 Condos-Furnished
Furnished Oceanview Condo
for Rent
2BR, beautiful hardwood & ceramic tile
floors, all new appliances incl flat-
screened TV. $875/month. 904-430-
0244.
RENT TO OWN - 3BR/2BA, 1100 sq ft.
Newly remodeled w/private balcony,
pool, tennis courts. $950/mo., includes
utilities. Call (904)277-8993

858 Condos-Unfurnished

AVAILABLE NOW - at the Colony,
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage townhouse.
Close to beach & shops. $875/mo. +
utils. (904)261-1431, (904)556-5162
2/2 STARTING AT $800 - & 3/2
starting at $900. Ist month rent free.
Pay Security Deposit and MI. Gated
community with heated pool. Call
(904)277-1983.
2BR/2BA FLAT - at Amelia Woods,
pool, tennis and near beach. Available
now. $850/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.
(904)261-8030.
2BR/2BA CONDO - on the water in
Amelia Lakes, 1st floor, beautiful
fitness center & pool. $850/mo. Call
(904)261-2061.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - 1 & 1/2
blks to beach. Renovated. Patio, W/D,
new appliances. $1000/mo. 833A
Tarpon Ave. (904)206-0817
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
LUXURY CONDO - 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $975/mo. (904)251-9525

859 Homes-Furnished

SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE - 3BR/
2BA, gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5
mins to beach. $600/wk. or $2000/mo.
incl utils. 261-6204, 206-0035

860 Homes-Unfurnished
3/3 ON PINEY ISLAND - Fully rem-
odeled, large fenced yard, screened
lanai, 2-car garage. $1300/mo. nego-
tiable. Lease purchase possible. Amelia
Island Properties (904)415-1053.
Foreclosed Home Auction - Florida
statewide auction starts Feb 7th. 1000
homes must be sold! Free brochure
(800)678-0517, USHomeAuction.com
REDC. ANF
UNFURNISHED OR FURNISHED -
Beautiful new decor. 3BR/2BA. $800/
mo. (904)315-1757
5BR/2BA ISLAND HOME - Great
location. Recently renovated. Fenced
yard. Avail immediately. Rent or lease
option. $1450/mo. (954)856-1424


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THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
261-9129.
CLEAN ISLAND HOME - 2BR/1BA,
near downtown, 1/2 blk off Atlantic.
Svc animals only. The Realty Source,
Inc. Lv. msg. 904-556-7554. $850/mo.
3BR/2BA NEW HOME - for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
753-2230


4BR/3BA - in Ocean Oaks, pool,
2812sf, close to beach. $1950/mo.
Available now, flexible length of lease.
(904)556-2929
Foreclosed Home Auction - Florida
statewide auction starts Feb 7th. 1000
homes must be sold! Free brochure
(800)491-8064, USHomeAuction.com
REDC. ANF
2200SF HOME - 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1450/
mo. 2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
3BR/2BA - in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.


ALMOST NEW - 3BR/2BA. Yulee, 3BR/2BA HOME - in town. 1 yr. old.
Heron Isles. Month to month. $850/ For rent or sale option. Rent credit.
mo. (916)622-3754 (904)753-0025


3BR/2BA - 2 car gar., 1600 sq. ft.
newer home, cul-de-sac, free cable,
large yard, pond. No smoking.
$930/mo. Heron Isles in Yulee. (617)
899-5280
Unfurnished Home for Rent
2118 Oak Bluff Court, 32034.
3BR/2.5BA. Chalet-style, 1,800 sq ft.
$1,250/mo. Near YMCA, beach, post
office, Publix, schools, hospital.
Fenced, ample parking for an RV, boat
or extra cars. (904)277-3050.
4BR/2.5BA - w/office in Oceanview.
2600sf, 1 block off beach, screened
pool, glassed in patio. $1950/mo. Avail
now. (904)219-3902
2192-B 1ST AVE. TOWNHOUSE - 1
block from beach. 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car
garage, fireplace, W/D. $1350/mo +
until &dep. 1 yr lease. (904)583-4563
1125-B NATURES WALK CT. - Spac-
ious 3BR/2.5BA/2-car garage, corner
lot. $1150 + dep. Non-smoking. Avail
2/1. (386)312-1015, (904)556-4445
LEASE PURCHASE OPPORTUNITIES
- Three bedroom home or two bedroom
condo. Build equity while you rent!
Call Heritage Realty 261-0100.
OCEANVIEW ESTATES - 2100sf 4BR/
2BA w/garage, 600' to bch. $1600/mo.
(incl. lawn care). Avail. early March.
2817 Laguna Dr. (478)731-9305
3BR/2BA - Pirates Woods on water.
Great views. 1600 sq. ft., screened
porch, 2nd floor deck, W/D. $1200/mo.
(904)491-0519 or 945-2139




1414 lan St. - 2BR/1BA Southend
$650/mo.
95067 Mobley Heights - 3BR/2BA
DWMH, light & bright. $895/mo.
2288-A First Ave. - 2,000 sf,
garage, 3/2.5. $1595/mo.
Call Sandy Mick
Palm m, Property Management
(904) 321-0457
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Countryside Apartments

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

1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach

(904) 277-2103




Yulee Villas

Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm

850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee

(904) 225-5810


PRICE OF ONEI
Unique oceanfront vacation rental
property has two homes Main
house is 3BR/2BA with a crow's
nest Lighthouse is a 2BR/IBA
Private boardwalk to beach
#47864 $999,000


AMELIA lSLANU AMELIA ISLAND POOL HOME
LIGHTHOUSE Spacious 4BR/3BA home convene
This popular vacation rental has lent to everything Large screen
2BR/2BA on a 75ft oceanfront lot porch overlooks inground pool
Tastefully furnished with lots of 4th BR has its own bath and den
upgrades Bonus room at top has 360 Home Warranty provided
degree views #47865 $299.900
#47863 $890.000


HERON ISLES BUILDER'S MODEL HOME LAGUNA DRIVE
Better than new 2005 3BR/2BA Nicely upgraded 4BR/2BA Impeccable Amelia Island home
has faux wood blinds & all applh home has upgraded cabinets, all with Inground pool in coveted
ances Great lot with new sod & appliances, upgraded flooring, Ocean View Estates neighbor
sprinkler system You can't build ceiling fans, blinds, screened hood Courtyard garage, 39 acre
new for this prices patio, heated & cooled garage lot & walkto the beach
#47867 $139.990 #47822 $189.000 #47875 $449.500

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Lots of living space in this 5/2
Amelia Island home! Centrally
located, fenced yard, all appli
ances, Home Warranty. Less
than $105 per square foot.
#47879 $225.000


OCEAN PARK CASHENWOOD NORTH HAMPTON OCEANVIEW DUPLEX
Developer's own 4th floor South 5yr old 3/2 Amelia Island Outstanding Morrison built Watch the waves roll onto the
end 3/2 unit has all the best home w/hardiboard exterior, 4/3 has hardwood floors 42" beach from this spotless
upgrades & new HVAC & water fencedyard.slatefloorscustom wood cabinets, 3car garage Up/Down duplex. New roof,
heater Price includes 3 garages wood cabinets, granite tops. No and oversized fenced yard. updated plumbing, electric,
and 4 storage units Homeowner Assn fees! #47799 $370,000 windows & A/C.
#47856 $650.000 #47834 $219,000 #47913 $375,000


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 $149.900








SPRINGWOOD LANE
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


NEARYMCA
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
#47110 $186,000








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


HOUSE FOR RENT - 3BR/2BA.
Available the 1st of February.
$930/mo. Call (904)206-1370.


860 Homes-Unfurnished 860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/1BA HOME - for rent, 10 N. 14th 3BR/2BA Foreclosure! - $11,000.
PI. Fenced yard. $950/mo. Call (904) Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @
491-7582 or (904)468-0003. 8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF


1ST MONTH RENT FREE - 4BR/2BA in
Lakewood subdivision. $1200/mo.
(904)753-4559
ISLAND - 3BR/1BA, sun room, front
porch, carport, big patio, private yard,
shed, W/D. Renovated. Near Main
Beach. $850/mo. (703)406-0647
SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
3BR/1.5BA - Great location. $895/
mo. + deposit. Call (904)707-3155,
(904)261-0728 or (904)583-1946.
PHEASANT LANE - 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, large backyard. $1000/mo.,
deposit/references. Service animals
only. Call Sherry 261-3507 w/CB
Jasinsky & Associates)


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pool & fitness center, screened
patios, 1/1, W/D $700. 2/2, W/D
$895
* Loffon 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
S1397 Plantation Pt. home, 3/2,
Ig. screened patio, 2100 sq. ft.
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Serviced and Inspected. Low
Miles For the Model Year...Check
It Out.
VALUE PRICED
$6,950


2007 LEXUS SC430 2001 TOYOTA TACOMA
Ultra Luxury...Ultra Sporty Hard-top Silver with Gray Interior. Auto, AC,
Convertible. Only 3,800 Miles! 1 Alloy Wheels, AM/FM/Cassette. Low
Owner. Original MSRP Over $68,000! Miles! Stop By and See this Great One
Remainder of Lexus Factory Warranty. Owner Pickup!
SUPER VALUE PRICED
'44,950 VALUE PRICED '8,950


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!

VALUE PRICED '8,950


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2001 DODGE DAKOTA
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Sharp, Low Miles, Fully Inspected and
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1999 HONDA CIVIC
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Interior. 2 Door, Sunroof, Power
Locks & Windows, Auto, AC, Cruise,
Tilt, Keyless Entry, CD, 1 Owner,
Extra Clean. This Great Gas Saver is
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VALUE PRICED '7,950

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2002 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
Sport Model. Super Clean Family Van;
Very Nicely Equipped. Leather,
Captains Chairs, 4 Doors and More.
Call or Come In Today.


VALUE PRICED '6,950


1996 FORD RANGER
XLT XCAB Model. Red with Gray Interior.
Ret Matching Fiberglass Topper, 3.0 V6,
Auto, Ac, Cruise & Tilt. Power Locks,
Windows & Mirrors. AM/FM/Cassette,
Sliding Rear Window, Alloy Wheels & Keyless
Entry. Stop By and See This One-Owner
Beauty!
VALUE PRICED $6,950


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SPECIALS
1997 Regal LS
79K Miles, 1 Owner
VALUE PRICED '3,950

1997 T-Bird LX
118K Miles
VALUE PRICED '3,950


3BR/2BA, $1100/mo. 753-3004 or
415-5486.
American Beach - 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1200/mo. Beach-
way - 23732 Arrigo PI., 3BR/2BA,
1960sf, pool, $1300/mo. Beaches -
3453 First Ave., 1452sf, 4BR/2BA, 1
blk ocean, $1300/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.







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* FIRST AVE. - 3BR/2BA unit close to the
beach with 1 car garage. $1,050/mo.
Available now.
SS. FLETCHER AVE. - 2BR/2BA
Ocean 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.
* SUMMER BEACH - 2BR/2BA house
with office. 2 car garage. 1900 sq. ft.
$1,295/mo. Available 2/1.
* AMELIA GREEN - 2BR/2.5BA condo
1 car garage $1,000/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.
$725/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.
VisitAmelia-era.com for more listings.

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* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675
* Located on the marsh
* Swimming pool


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restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia center!


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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.


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.


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


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


Immaculate 4BR/2BA home in Arnold Ridge.
Wonderful wood floors and neutral colors.
Fabulous wooded outdoor patio area with large
backyard. Convenient location. $257,000
MLS #46804


HARRISON COVE VILLAS
Beautiful condos in convenient location. 2
and 3 bedroom units with garages. Prices
start at $369,000.


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

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4485 SPINNAKER COURT 1638 REGATTA DRIVE
Beautiful wooded golf course lot very near the Beautiful home located in the prestigious
ocean. Approximately 1 acre lot in the prestigious G S i S B
Golfside community has gorgeous views of the Golfside South in Summer Beach. Approx.
course, marsh and lake This is the largest lot on 3,800 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, upscale
the market in any resort community. Build your amenities. $1,100,000 MLS #44999
dream home now! $635,000 MLS #48033


1738 REGATTA DRIVE 1 i2 AUTUMN IITRAC
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 includes dock aswell as 2R2A coge. Almost
with beautiful landscaping. Sunroom with summer acre of beautiful wooded property! Use cottage "as is or
kitchen. Upper storage room heated & cooled. demolishandbuildyourdreamhome. Enjoytheamazingsunsets
$749,900 MLS #43552 and very quiet location. $774,900 MLS #48035


95180 SPRING TIDE LANE 5036 OURTRIGGER DRIVE
Fabulous views from this beautiful Intracoastal A rare find! Wonderful oceanfront townhouse
townhome. Custom appointments include ele- design in Outrigger at Summer Beach. Fabulous
vator, summer kitchen, community dock and pri- ocean views! Fully furnished w/ exception of a
vate boat slip. Country club membership avail- few personal items. Membership to Country
able. $979,000 MLS #47498 Club available. $1,195,000 MLS #48352


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 $450,000.
#46368
VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE AT WWW.REALTOR.COM

Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!


MAIN SALES OFFICE UNMMER
(800) 322-7448 'B EACH
(904) 2610624 Ami l. REALTY
(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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*All Prices Plus Tax, Title, Registration & $149.00 Customer Service Fees.*


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860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA - in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $1150/mo.
(904)583-0683
AVAILABLE NOW - 2BR/1BA home on
island with hardwood floors & all
appliances. $825/mo. Call 415-0303.
4BR/2BA - in Heron Isles. 1800 sq ft.
$1200/mo., NEGOTIABLE. No smoking.
(904)753-0458
3BR/2BA - brand new house for rent.
Very beautiful. 2 min. from Historical
District. For information call 12-5pm,
(904)753-1346.


CURTISS H.

LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc.



* 1539 S. 8th St I room office & bath,
private ent. $300/mo. + tax.
*Office/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Centre St.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
+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.


860 Homes-Unfurnished
MAINLAND - North Hampton home,
3BR/2BA, $1500/mo. ISLAND -
Townhome, close to beach, 3BR/2BA,
$1200/mo. 261-6651 or 912-270-3239

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

863 Office

SMALL OFFICES AVAILABLE - for
rent starting at $250/mo. Call (904)
261-8822.
SEVERAL OFFICES - from $400 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities, all above
the Palace Saloon. Also 850sf at 17 S.
8th St. Call George (904)557-5644.
BUSINESS OFFICE - 500 sq. ft.
Zoned MU1. Excellent location. Call
(904) 277-3809
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - Down-
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597

AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.

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



901 Automobiles
MUST SELL - Autos, PU's & Vans. Geo
Tracker, '90 Cadi, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/finance. All running. Starting
$800-$3500. For details 261-5034.
2004 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GLS
CONVERTIBLE - 4 cyl., 32,819 miles,
auto., A/C, leather, mint condition,
garage kept. $13,080. (904)845-7085

CURTISS H.

LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc.




LONG TERM
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
util.
*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. + until.
*3BR/I.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
*1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. - 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
VACATION RENTAL
AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information

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