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Board finds city noise law 'vague, unenforceable'


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
A complaint about a downtown
restaurant's violation of a city noise
ordinance was dismissed Friday by
the city Code Enforcement and
Appeals Board because the ordinance
supporting the violation was deemed
"vague and unenforceable."
City Attorney Tammi Bach with-
drew a second complaint at the hear-
ing.
"I feel strongly that this is an unen-


forceable ordinance," said Jose
Miranda, chair of the Code Enforce-
ment Board. He recommended the
city commission look at the ordinance
and rewrite it for the distinctly differ-
ent areas of the city.
The complaints came Jan. 22-23
from Candace Fasano against Mario
Manganaro, owner 'of Pompeo's
Restaurant on Centre Street. Fasano
and her husband, Gary, own the build-
ing next to Pompeo's that comprises a
retail business and an upstairs apart-
ment. The Fasanos' upstairs tenants


moved out because of noise.
John Cascone, attorney for
Manganaro, argued before any testi-
mony began that the complaints
should be dismissed because the vio-
lation had been written as a misde-
meanor a criminal offense that the
code board cannot hear and because
the ordinance is unconstitutional.
He also argued that the ordinance,,
written in 2006, was "arbitrary and
capricious" because it did not
address any specific behavior, so the
violation must be left to only one per-


son's judgment.
Cascone also questioned the ordi-
nance's explanation of noise violations
as "loud and raucous." He rioted that,
to some people, yelling for a child or
running a lawnmower in the middle of
the day could be construed as loud
and raucous.
Cascone also noted that most peo-
ple would agree that noise levels in a
commercial/industrial district are "dis-
tinctly different" from the noise expect-
ed in other parts of town. Loud noises
in a downtown area, he added, are rea-


sonably expected and "incidental to
urban life."
"This has become a political smear
of a person (Manganaro) that has done
business here," said Cascone to the
Code Enforcement Board. "I would
ask you all to dismiss it."
Cascone also complained that the
exhibit package was "full of hearsay,
innuendo, unverifiable information and
all manner of statements attributed to
people other than those involved."
NOISE Continued on 3A


FPU to review




deposit policy


WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!


MICHAEL PARNELL
News-Leader
In the face of strong criticism from
local business owners, Florida Public
Utilities has backed off temporarily
from imposing a new deposit policy
on commercial accounts.
That new policy shocked local busi-
ness owners, many of whom were
billed for $1,000 or more in additional
deposits on their accounts.
The Palace Saloon, for example,
was asked to add $3,100 to its $2,400
deposit. "Our bill is now $2,700, $2,800
a month due to all these great (power
bill) increases we've had recently,"
said owner George Sheffield.
"Hopefully they'll not only review it,
but rescind it."
In a letter dated Monday, FPU told
customers to "disregard" a January
letter announcing the new policy.
"Upon completion of our policy review
you will be notified of any action you
may need to take," wrote FPU
Northeast Division General Manager
Mark Cutshaw.
That followed a letter-writing cam-
paign organized by the Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of
Commerce and opposition generated
by a news story and column in the


News-Leader last week.
"FPU recognizes that some com-
mercial customers have expressed
concern regarding our commercial
deposit policy, and we have therefore
decided to conduct a company-wide
review of this policy," Cutshaw wrote.
Cutshaw wrote, "We have made
this decision for several reasons:
"1,) We fully recognize that these
difficult economic times may make
these increases a burden for some
commercial customers.
"2) .At the same time, we feel com-
pelled to find ways to work with our
customers so we. all make it through
these difficult times together.
"3) We also realize that it is incum-
bent upon us to clearly communicate
why sutich deposits are necessary and
why from time-to-time deposit reviews
are required."
The Florida Public Service
Commission mandates public utilities
"have deposit policies that protect their
financial stability and their ability to
continue to provide service to all of
their customers," Cutshaw wrote,
though the commission has not specif-
ically ordered these deposit increases.
"It is important to note that deposits
FPU Continued on 3A


BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Pirates Andrew Vrancic, Patrick Garvin, Jake Brogdon and James Russell smile for photos Saturday
night after the Fernandina Beach High School boys basketball team (26-2) knocked off top seed
Ribault in the District 4-3A championship. It was the Pirates' first district title since 1976. They host
Madison County at 7 p.m. Thursday in the regional quarterfinal. Story, more photos, 1B.


County's money still


at risk in state fund


SPOIL

SITE
The Florida
Inland Navi-
gation District
has begun to
clear the north
end of Crane
Island, which it
will use as a
spoil site when
the Intra-
coastal Water-
way is dredged
later this year.
The remainder
of the island is
proposed for a
residential sub-
division.
PAUL CONDUIT AND
BIIL RASER
CIVIL AIR PATROL


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
Nassau County still has $7.8 million
invested with a state investment fund
that crashed in 2007 and $2.4 million
of that is frozen and unavailable for
withdrawal.
But the county has withdrawn most
of its money in the state fund and most
of the remainder in. the frozen fund,
while still at risk, should be available
in time, said Nassau County Clerk of
Court John Crawford.
As of now, the county shows an
unrealized loss of less than a million
dollars, he said.
The State Board of Administration
(SBA) handled funds for hundreds of
local governments in Florida, which


ON pooled their money
&' to attain larger
investment returns.
But those were
threatened when the
fund melted down in
.. 2007.
S '"There was a $13
S billion run on the
Crawford bank," Crawford
said. "... It started
occurring in
November (of 2007). ... If I'd known
what was happening, we would've
been gone, but by the time I found
out what was happening they'd frozen
our account."
Nassau County was caught with
COUNTY Continued on 3A


Violent crime down, theft up in Fernandina


SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader
Incidents of violent crime in
Fernandina Beach dropped 13 per-
cent from 2007 to 2008, but police
warn citizens to lock up their valu-
ables, because theft from vehicles
nearly doubled in that time span.
"The larceny numbers are what


skewer the whole thing," said
Fernandina Beach Police Chief
Jim Hurley, discussing the overall
8.4 percent increase in "part one"
crimes in the city according to
2008 Uniform Crime Statistics.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement releases annu-
ally the crime statistics for juris-
dictions in Florida, which are


counted nationally with the FBI.
"Part one" crimes include mur-
der, rape, robbery, aggravated
assault, aggravated battery, bur-
glary and larceny.
There were no homicides in
Fernandina Beach in 2008, and
Hurley pointed out that there were
four sexual battery incidents
reported in 2008, down from nine


last year, and reports of aggravat-
ed assaults and batteries went
down as well, from 36 to 25 in
2008.
But incidents of robbery more
than doubled from 2007 to 2008, as
did larceny from vehicles from
56 in 2007 to 123 in 2008.


'The larceny numbers
are what skewer the
whole thing.'
FERNANDINABEACH
POLICE CHIEF JIM HURLEY


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OBITUARIES


50 YEARS AGO

The Air Force set up
tracking equipment at the
city airport, apparently in
connection with the
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February 19, 1959


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A steel tugboat built in
1897 in Jacksonville was


towed 12 miles offshore and
sunk to create an artificial
reef.
February 15, 1984

10 YEARS AGO

The county's chief jail
supervisor resigned amid an
internal investigation into
jail policy violations and alle-
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Dorothy Lee
Lewis Brock
Dorothy Lee Lewis Brock,
age 84, of Fernandina Beach
passed away on Saturday, Feb.
14, 2009 at Bainbridge
Memorial Hospital in
Bainbridge, Ga.
Born March 18, 1924,
daughter of the late Thomas L.
and Bessie Mae Benton Lewis
in Ochlocknee, Ga., she lived
in Bainbridge, Ga., for 12 years,
Thomasville, Ga., for six years,
and the Jacksonville and
Callahan area for 35 years. Mrs.
Brock was a seamstress at Jack
Winter's for 11 years, and loved
gospel music, fishing, crochet-
ing and sewing. She was a mem-
ber of the Protestant faith but
attended the First Church of
the Nazarene when she was in
- Bainbridge.
Mrs. Brock was preceded in
death by her parents; a brother,
Howard Lewis; sisters Lucille
Richardson, Eunice Edwards,
Blanche Brinson, Agnes
Sharber and Jewell Searcy; and
by two husbands, Cecil H. Cutts
and James A. Brock, Jr.
Left to cherish her memory
are daughters Jane (Bobby)
Grubbs of Eldorendo, Ga., and
Patricia C. (Jack) Love of
Fernandina Beach; son, Lee
Allen Cutts'of Barwick, Ga.; sis-
ter, Marie Porterfield of Ft.
Meade; and brother J.D. Lewis
of Thomasville, Ga.; eight grand-
children; 19 great-grandchil-
dren, 12 great-great grandchil-
dren as well as several nieces
and nephews and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8.
p.m. Monday evening at the
funeral home. Funeral servic-
es were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Cox-Ware Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Scott Messer,
Rev. David Grubbs and Rev.
Sam Southerland officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Jones
Cemetery in Callahan at noon
today. Online guests may visit
www.coxftmeral.net.
Cox- Ware Funeral Home
Bainbridge, Ga.

Norman Phillip Cook
Mr. Norman Phillip Cook,
age 82, of Yulee passed away'
on Friday morning, February
13, 2009 at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau.
A native and lifelong resi-
dent of Fernandina, he was a
son of the late Edgar James and
S ie o (ae:Andergn Cbok Mr.
Cook had Mred primarily as a
Commercial Shrimper and
Crabber, while also running the
Power Service Station, at the
corner of 8th Street and Cashen
Drive. He was involved-with his
late wife, Sara H. Cook and her
nursery, Sara's Lochness
Nursery. For many years he ran
his boat "The Stafford," plying
the waters of the Atlantic and
Gulf from Florida, Texas and
Mexico. Mr. Cook was a U.S.
Army Veteran serving during
WW II; in Egypt, North Africa
and Germany. He was a former
member of Chester Baptist
Church.
Mr. Cook is preceded in
death by his wife, Sara H. Cook,
and 2 brothers.
He leaves behind, two sons,
Gene Cook (Judy), Pace,
Gordon Cook (Mitzi),
Nassauville, two daughters, Ann
Rowland (Dexter), Callahan,
Phyllis Cook, Yulee, a sister,
Romayne Lovell, Yulee, seven-
teen grandchildren, nineteen
great-grandchildren and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 11
am on Monday, from the
Burgess Chapel with Reverend


Truman Blankenship, officiat-.
ing.
Mr. Cook was laid to rest
beside his wife in Chester
Cemetery.
Guests and friends were
invited to visit on Sunday, from
4-6 pm, at the funeral home.
Please share his life story at
www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

William Irvin
Dennard Jr.
Mr. William Irvin Dennard,
Jr., age 72, of Fernandina Beach,
passed away on Thursday,
February 12, 2009 at the
McGraw Center of Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida
in Jacksonville, after a lengthy
illness.
Born on May 19, 1936, in
Fitzgerald, GA, he was a son of
the late William Irvin Dennard,
Sr., and Lillian Lasseter
Dennard. Mr. Dennard attend-
ed school in Pineview, Georgia
and graduated from the Georgia
Military Academy in Atlanta in,
1954. A U.S. Army Veteran, he
served during the Korean
Conflict. Mr. Dennard was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Fernandina, Amelia
Lodge # 47, F & .AM, the
Scottish Rite Bodies, the
Morocco Shrine Temple and
the Fernandina Beach Shrine
Club.
For approximately 15 years,
he had been a volunteer with
the Barnabas Center and First
Assembly of God, collecting
food for the needy from local
restaurants and local grocery
retailers. An avid Georgia
Bulldog and Atlanta Braves fan,
he was -always aware of his
favorite player's status and the
team's standings within their
conference.
He leaves behind, his wife"
of 49 years, Peggy Etheridge
Dennard, Fernandina Beach,
their daughter, Leslie Dennard
Herbert (Rick), Roswell, GA,
their son, William Irvin
Dennard (Paige), Fernandina
Beach, grandchildren, Dillon
and Emee Herbert, and IV and
Addison Dennard, and a sister,
Lasse and brother-in-law Hiller
Gammage of Moultrie, GA.
Funeral services were at 2
pm on Sunday from the grave-
side in Bosque Bello Cemetery,
Fernandina Beach, with
Reverend Jeff Overton,
Reverend David Holton and a1
Reverend Tapmy. Lee, officiat-
ing.
Masonic honors were
accorded by Amelia Lodge No.
47 and Reverend Ed O'Rourke.
Guests and friends were
invited to visit with the family at
the )graveside following the
service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in
his memory to Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida,
4266 Sunbeam. Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32257, any
Shriner's Hospital for Children,
or the Mayo Clinic, 4500 San
Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL
32224.
Please share his life story at
www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors

Gary G. Hodgson, Jr.
Gary G.
Hodgson, Jr., 45
passed away
Saturday morn-
ing, February
14, 2009 at the
Community
Hospice
Mc Gra w
Center for Caring in


Jacksonville. He was born
February 22, 1963 in
Portsmouth, VA and settled in
Yulee 31 years ago. Mr.
Hodgson was a member of the
1982 graduating class of
Fernandina Beach High School
and was a member of the United
Steel Workers Union. He
enjoyed skeet shooting and was -
known as a great friend...one
who was always willing to help
and, although his health had
not been good for past several
years, never complained. He
will be sorely missed by his fam-
ily and friends. Mr. Hodgson
was predeceased by his father,
Gary G. Hodgson, Sr., who
passed away in 2006. He is sur-
vived by a son, Gary Lee
Hodgson of Fernandina Beach;
his mother Carrie Hodgson of
Yulee; four sisters, Gail Dietz
(Sonny), Connie Brooker,
Brenda Linville (Roger) and
Debbie Farris, all of Yulee; and
several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were
held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
Green Pine Cemetery with.
Pastor Preston Coltrane offici-
ating. The family received
friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
Monday at Green Pine Funeral
Home.
Green Pine Funeral Home

Elsie Bailey Hudson
Elsie Bailey Hudson went to
be with the Lord on February
12, 2009. She was 95 years old.
She moved to Fernandina
Beach from
Atlanta 20 years
ago. Her first
.love was spend-
." ing time at the
beach looking
for sharks teeth
and unique
-i shells. That is
where she was the happiest.
She loved handcrafts and
she crocheted baby booties for
the health department to give to
the newborns. She also made
different Christmas items to
give to all her friends and
Sunday School members. She
was a member of Five Points
Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Mary (James) Sikes,
Fernandina Beach, Barbara
Moon, Lawrenceville, GA, Guy
Hudson, Wilkesboro, NC, eight
grandchildren, eight great-
grandchildren ,agd one great-
great-grandchild.
Private memorial services,
will be held at a later date.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Martha Elizabeth
Hinson McLean
Mrs. Martha Elizabeth
Hinson McLean, of Fernandina
Beach, passed away on Friday,
February 13, 2009 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
She was born on June 19,
1922 in Samson, Alabama,
daughter of the late Hadley
Henry and Sally Bedsole
Hinson. Mrs. McLean has
resided in Fernandina Beach
since 1955.
She is preceded in death by
her parents and her husband of
59 years, Fred S. McLean, Sr.
Mrs. McLean leaves behind,
her son, Fred McLean, Jr.
(Vyretha), Homsassa, her
daughter, Ann Plymel (Grant),
Thomasville, GA, grandchil-
dren, Martiel Summitt (Bob),
Crestview, Amy McLean, Mt.
Dora, Erin Wright (Kevin) &
Casey Brooks (Ross),
Th'omasville, GA, great-grand-


children, Rob Summitt, Nate
Summitt, Travis, Abigail and
Reese Wright, two sisters,
Julaine Schoelles, Alma Jean
Simmons, one brother, John
Allen Hinson, and many nieces,
nephews and treasured friends.
Funeral services were at 11
am on Tuesday, February 17,
2009 from the graveside in
Bosque Bello Cemetery with
Dr. Holton L. Siegling, III, of
First Presbyterian Church of
Fernandina, officiating.
Mrs. McLean was laid to rest
beside her husband.
Guests and friends were
invited to visit from 5-7 pm on
Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in
her memory to St. Jude's
Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude
Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.coin
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

Mary "Ginger" Mills
Ms. Mary "Ginger" Mills,
age 59, of Yulee, passed away on
Saturday, February 14, 2009 at
her home.
Born in Alameda, CA, she
was the daughter of the late
John and Sara Peeler Ballew.
Mrs. Mills
had grown. up
in Memphis,
TN where she
graduated from
High School
and continued
her education at

College in Memphis, TN, where
she graduated with Scholastic
honors. During her nursing
career, Ginger had worked at
St. Vincent's Hospital in
Jacksonville, Cardiac
Rehabilitation with Dr. Farid
Ullah in Fernandina, and
presently with the Southern
Heart Group in Jacksonville.
Since 1980, she has been a res-
ident of the Fernandina
. Beach/Yulee area. A longtime
active member of Springhill
Baptist Church she had a firm
faith in God, which was dis-
played by her involvement in
church activities and the
GRACE Group.
Her family, friends and
patients will remember her car-
ing spirit, her devotion to each
of them and her selfless acts of
kindness.
She will be missed be all that
knew her including her many
adopted animals.
She leaves behind, her chil-
dren, Blake Mills, Yulee, Sally
Rodeffer (Ryan), Yulee, her
companion, Douwe DeBoer,
Yulee, and his children, Erika
DeBoer, Dallas, TX, Mieke
DeBoer, Washington, DC,
Gerrit DeBoer, Jacksonville, a
sister, Joyce Buchanan (Gary),
Orlando, two brothers, John
(Jack) Ballew (Marty), Brooks,
KY, Bobby Ballew (Marilyn),
Cabot, AR, extended family,
Harry Mills, Patty and Darrell
Benner, Bernice Mills, Cassie
McCook, Laurel Benner and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at
11 am on Thursday, at Springhill
Baptist Church with Reverend
Jackie Hayes, officiating.
Ginger will be laid to rest in
Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Guests and friends are invit-
ed to visit today from 5-7 pm at
the funeral home.
If so desired, memorial con-
tributions may be made to RAIN
Humane Society, SPCA, P.O.
Box 587, Callahan, FL.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors


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FOR THE RECORD


Tickets to. the Father Daughter Ball at
Amelia Island Plantation on Feb. 28 are $80 for
father and daughter and $40 for each addition-
al daughter. Information on page 2B Friday
was incorrect.
Carla Walker is the mother of Nyquiah
Walker, a seventh-grade student at Hilliard
Middle Senior School who won the Nassau
County School District countywide spelling
bee. The mother's name was misspelled in a
front page story Feb. 6. Also, the word Nyquiah
misspelled last year was "flamenco."


DEATH NOTICES


James A. "Jim" Morris, 63, of Yulee died Thursday, Feb. 12,
2009, as a result of a lengthy illness. Services will be private.
Green Pine Funeral Home

Franklin Dover Murphy Sr., 72, of Callahan died Monday,
Feb. 16, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Greater Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist
Church, 45031 Historical Lane, Callahan, with the Rev. C. J.
Brown, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Green Pine
Cemetery in Yulee. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 20, from 6-8 p.m.
Green Pine Funeral Home


WEEKLY UPDATE


of Open house
Vill
ire Florida Community
ch College at Jacksonville is
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rs. Open House at its Advanced
eli- Technology Center (ATC)
on Feb. 19 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Villa High school seniors, juniors
tify and sophomores (and
om their parents) in Duval and
Nassau counties are
especially encouraged to
attend.
S The ATC is located at
401 W. State St. Call (904)
680-3225 or visit www.fccj.edu
and click on the Open House
and Information Session
Calendar.


The Rev. Bob Phelps, minister
Providence Presbyterian Church in Yulee, v
be the speaker at the prestigious Blake Lectu
Series sponsored by First Presbyterian Chur
in Franklin, Tenn., Feb. 22. The series, in its 11
year, presents lectures by notable minister:
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promptly correct all factual errors. Please not
the editor of errors at mparnell@fbnewsleader.ci
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NOISE Continued from 1A
Bach, however, told
Cascone that the Code
Enforcement Board could not.
determine the constitutionali-
ty of the ordinance. She also
noted that, just because the
penalty has a fine, it did not
mean it was classified as mis-
demeanor, which is a criminal
violation.
Fernandina Beach Police
Officer Brian Evatt testified
on the first complaint, which
he answered on the night of
Jan. 22 about 10:30 p.m. He
said he. heard two people
singing at the Pompeo's site,
but that when he got there
Manganaro had packed up the
audio equipment and brought
it inside. When asked by Bach
if he had found a violation of
the ordinance, he said he "did-
n't think so."
Fasano testified that the
noise problem next to her
building began about six
months ago when Manganaro
turned Pompeo's "into a dif-
ferent establishment." The
restaurant, which has a full
liquor license, has been pro-
moting its bar and music in
recent months.
Fasano has also com-
plained in various e-mails to
the city that the couple is los-
ing $1,000 of monthly rental
income since the tenants left.
She has also written that the
couple is "deeply concerned"
about the value of the proper-
ty, which has been on the mar-
ket for several months.
"It clearly says in the ordi-
nance not to have amplified
music after a certain time peri-
od," said Fasano. "If the ordi-
nance is worthless, we don't
know what to do."
But Patricia Toundas, who
said she lives on Centre Street
above a restaurant, said when
she hears loud noises down-
town she does not "have a
tantrum and call the police."
"If you live here, you live
with the sights and sounds of
the city," said Toundas. "Get a
decimeter out there ... but by
God, live and let live in this
community."
Joe Warwick, owner of the
Florida House, who has
repeatedly complained about
excessive noise from the
Green Turtle Tavern next
door, said that if Officer Evatt
heard "anything audible," it
was a violation. He also noted
that the C-3 district where the
businesses are located is both
residential and commercial,
as well as retail. His wife,
Diane Warwick, also testified
that police are no longer able
to determine noise violations
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could not be used.
Bach withdrew the first
case on behalf of the city
because Evatt "did not find a
violation with regard to the
complaint of Jan. 22."
Officer Robert Phelan said
when he was dispatched to
Pompeo's at 11:42 p.m. Jan.
23 he first had to stop and deal
with a traffic violation. He said
that on the way to Pompeo's
he heard loud music coming
from that direction.
"It was loud," said Phelan.
"I don't believe anyone could
sleep with the noise going on."
Phelan said that although
the noise may have been "dis-
turbing the quiet and comfort"
of residents in the area, he
was also confused as to "what
his options were at that time."
"I was forced to figure out
what standards to apply," said
Phelan. "Would you expect to
be able to sleep on Centre
Street after 11 (p.m.)?. I don't
know."
Gary Fasano said the prob-
lem was not so much with
music inside the establish-
ments, but with amplified
music outside the buildings.
After hearing testimony,
Miranda made a motion to dis-
miss the complaint.
Adam Kaufman, vice chair
of the board, complained that
it was difficult for the board
to make a decision on an ordi-
nance that is "vague and unen-
forceable," and that it forced
citizens and property owners
to "guess at its meaning,"
All board members voted
that the case be dismissed and
that the city commissioners
rewrite the noise ordinance.
."The noise ordinance is not'
vague on electronic amplified
music, which was our main
complaint," said Candace
Fasano after the hearing in an
e-mail.
"We do not have the luxu-
ry of giving up this dispute as
we own the building and
depend on the income. We all
want a vibrant downtown and
expect and welcome the noise
that comes with it, however
our very reasonable ordinance
puts time constraints on the
outdoor noise to pr6tedt all
who live downtown." '
Assistant State Attorney
Wesley White recently found
the city's noise ordinance to
be unconstitutional and
ordered all previous criminal
noise violations be dismissed.
Since then, the city's police
officers have been instructed
by Police Chief Jim Hurley to
file any noise complaint
reports with the city attorney's
office for prosecution by the
Code Enforcement Board of
Appeals.
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COUNTY Continued from 1A
$7.8 million in the fund, which
was invested heavily in sub-
prime mortgages. '"The SBA
was a wake-up call for gov-
ernments across the state,"
Crawford said. "In fact, I went
to the podium (at a county
commission meeting) and
said, 'Folks, a year from now
banks are going to be failing.'
It turned out to be a pretty
good guess."
The SBA's meltdown was a
surprise, Crawford said. '"The
SBA's been around about 25
or 30 years. Probably about
1,000 governmental entities
in Florida have relied upon it
'for placing excess funds," he
said. "... The Citizens
Insurance Corp., which is a
state catastrophic insurance
fund, got caught with $2 bil-
lion in there."
Both Nassau County
Schools and the city of
Fernandina Beach also had
funds in the state account, and
were likewise forced to draw
it down slowly with a portion
frozen.
The SBA lacked liquidity
to pay out at once all the
money it owed local govern-
ments and froze 14 percent of
it in a so-called Fund B for
distressed assets. The remain-
ing 86 percent, in Fund A,
was available if governments
paid a 2 percent fee to with-
draw it.
"Where we are today is
that the SBA, as they said
back then ... was that they
would throughout last year
move funds out of the trou-
bled fund area," he said. "As
time passes on and they actu-
ally had the money,. they
would transfer those funds
over to Fund A.
The majority of the coun-
ty's money has been trans-
ferred, Crawford said. "Fund
B is down now. It's at ($2.4
million)," he said. "That's as of
the end of December."
"At this point, we can get
all of Fund A with no penalty,"
Crawford added. "Originally
there was a 2 percent penalty."
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losing a portion of the invest-
ment, Crawford said. Fund B
is currently showing an "unre-
alized loss" for Nassati County
- money that may be lost if
the economy doesn't improve.
'That unrealized loss is
$780,899.07," Crawford said.
"Now, that's going to be a
moving target. As the instru-
ments in Fund B mature, that
will determine whether that
remains an unrealized loss or
becomes an actual loss. To be
honest, I have a bleak outlook.
If all things were equal and
the economy was good, I'd
have no doubt that we'd get
every penny of that back. But
all things aren't equal and the
economy isn't good."
Crawford counseled
patience while the county's
remaining $2.3 million is
transferred to Fund A. "The
only way to (get the money
out of Fund B more quickly) is
to sell (the investments) at a
severe discount. Then you
lose principal, which we're
always trying to avoid," he
said. "As a county clerk, your,
first objective is to protect
your principal. Your second
objective is to protect liquidi-
ty. Your third objective and
it's way down the line is rate
of return."
Local governments in
Nassau County withdrew
more than $12 million from
the state fund in 2007 after the
problems were first revealed.
The state then restricted with-
drawals, and actually closed
the fund for a week.
The SBA fund dropped
from $27 billion to less than
$13 billion as investors with-
drew their assets before
trustees of the fund Gov.
Charlie Crist, Attorney
General Bill McCollum and
Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink suspended withdrawals
and began formulating a res-
cue plan.
After the restructuring, the
assets in Fund A were invest-
ed in a "high-quality, money-
market type fund, which will
be rated and managed con-
servatively" according to Sink
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CRIME Continued from 1A
Hurley said a large portion
of the reports of larceny from
motor vehicles came from indi-
viduals who repeatedly went
through neighborhoods check-
ing vehicles and stealing things
from those that were unlocked.
He pointed out that two indi-
viduals were arrested in con-
nection with those thefts.
"That was the string of thefts
that we had, but we made those
arrests," he said. "We made two
arrests, and they were unrelat-
ed, but both of those two had
done probably 50 to 80 percent
of those thefts."
In a written statement
released Thursday by Hurley,
he advised residents to register
the serial numbers of bicycles -
a common item stolen in 2008 -
and to lock their vehicles and
record serial numbers of any


FPU Continued from 1A
are necessary for electric utili-
ties as we are one of the few
industries that provide cus-
tomers with an essential service
or product and then expect pay-
ment almost two months after-
ward," Cutshaw wrote.
FPU began last July "closely
reviewing commercial and reg-
idential accounts for adequate
deposits as a result of a four-
fold increase in bankruptcies
as well as a dramatic increase in
our bad debt expenses com-
pared to the prior year," he
wrote. That led to the January
letter to local commercial cus-
tomers that caused the outcry.
Cutshaw said he expected
the new review to be completed
within the next 10 days.
Meanwhile, customers who


valuables, if possible.
Hurley said he thinks it is
too soon to draw any conclu-
sions, and he shied away from
blaming the nation's recession
on the increase in thefts.
"It's an easy answer for
those of us in law enforcement
to blame the economy, and
there is a great deal of anec-
dotal evidence to support that
the economy does drive the
crime rate but ... very little
empirical research saying that
the crime is driven by the econ-
omy," Hurley said. "I would sug-
gest that a weakening of our
moral character is to blame for
those people who choose to
steal from their neighbors."
Hurley said residents can
contact the police station at 277-
7342 or the visit the depart-
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increased deposits are continu-
ing to write FPU with com-
plaints.
Sean McGill, chair of the
board of directors of the cham-
ber of commerce, called on FPU
to suspend the new deposit pol-
icy.
Acknowledging FPU's con-
cerns, he wrote, "But we also
believe that now, in a time of
national economic crisis, is not
the time to institute a policy that
unfairly burdens commercial
customers who have paid their
bills in full and on time." (See
Voice of the People, 7A)
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English, President and CEO,
Florida Public Utilities, RO. Box
3395, West Palm Beach, FL
33402-3395, or e-mail jeng-
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TDC committee
The Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council is
scheduled to hold a Finance
Committee meeting at 10:30
a.m. Thursday at Amelia
Island Plantation, 6800 First
Coast Hwy.
Stephens joins
Synovus
Mortgage veteran Ben
Stephens joined the Synovus
Mortgage team at First Coast
Community Bank as loan orig-
inator this month.
Stephens
has more than
15 years of resi-
P <; dential finance
-4' experience and
*I-- f a bachelor of
Business
administration
Stephens in finance from
the University
of Georgia. As a
10-year veteran of HomeBanc
Mortgage Corp., Stephens
established two offices and
exceeded company sales
goals.
In 2005, Stephens started
B. Stephens Mortgage Bro-
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has lived in Fernandina Beach
for seven years with his wife,
Jennie, and their three chil-
dren, Lauren, Jackson and
Charlie. Stephens is actively
involved with St. Peter's
Episcopal Church and the
Fernandina Beach Rotary,
where he is currently serving
as vice president of programs.
Founded in 1987, First
Coast Community Bank has
branches at 1750 South 14th
St. in Fernandina Beach and
463845 E. State Road 200 in
Yulee. It has 37 affiliate banks
and 282 branches through its
parent company, Synovus
Financial Corp.
Atmrey returns
Local attorney Robert
Peters is restarting his law
practice in Fernandina Beach.
He is sharing space with
Michelle Van Deren at
Nassau Title Co., 11 N Fourth
Street.
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With a stumbling economy
and a wheezing job market,
there are enough obstacles in
peoples' lives to knock them
off course.
The last thing anyone
needs is an unexpected in-
crease in regular expenses,
whether electric or mortgage
or tax bills. There is enough
uncertainty in the world with-
out "certain" or fixed expenses
rising.
Still, there are egregious
reports of this happening, in
our own back yard. Some util-
ity companies are now requir-
ing additional deposits from
"certain" customers. These are,
the same entities that raised
electric rates dramatically dur-
ing the surge in oil prices to
cover higher operating costs.
Since then, as oil prices
have dropped 70 percent, util-
ities have been slow in reduc-
ing their rates back to normal.
Some had even applied "fuel
surcharges" as oil prices
soared to $140 per barrel (they
have now returned to $40).
Little, if any, of this has been
undone with the subsequent
decline in oil prices.
The latest report is that
Florida Public Utilities is charg-
ing (here's that word again)
"certain" customers an addi-
tional deposit, on top of what
they've already paid. This is
nothing more than an addi-
tional fee for the benefit of the
company. Some customers
have reportedly endured ex-
cessive $1,400 charges in this
new "deposit" arrangement.
Oh, but there are still more
antics. The county property
appraiser is again a source of
conflict with the public. The
appraiser's office has been crit-
icized in the past (there is now
a new chief appraiser) for
seemingly unjust increases in
taxable values of properties
owned by residents or busi-
nesses.
In the real estate heyday,
non-homesteaded properties
might experience annual in-
crease._f 30-40. percent in
'their assessments. Now that
-' property values are declining,
it would be reasonable to ex-
pect taxable values to decline,
precipitously in some cases.


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This is not
always the
case.
O n e
instance
involved an
elder ly
woman who
suffers from
Alzheimer's
STEVES disease.
MA1t Since she
PLACE requires
care, she
had to move
Steve Nicklas from her
house to a
nursing home.
She still owns the house;
the deed is in her name. How-
ever, her son and caregiver
changed her mailing address
for family reasons. This appar-
ently alerted the ever-vigilant
property appraiser.
Since the woman is staying
at the nursing home on a full-
time basis, the house is no
longer considered her home-
stead (and the protective cap
was removed). It was reap-
praised from something like
$40,000 to $140,000 and the
property taxes jumped from
about $400 a year to $2,400.
The son challenged the
reassessment. He was prompt-
ly told it was "the law." He even
questioned the reappraised
value, since the house is old
and needing repairs.
The mother's health cir-
cumstances mattered little.
"They could care less," the son
said. Family members are
sharing the additional tax bur-
den since they do not want to
lose the house.
If the federal, state and local
officials want to stimulate the
.economy, why not begin by
alleviating such unfair antics
by government and quasi-gov-
ernment entities. And do the
right thing in the meantime.
This would require no
handouts or government
funds. It would simply entail
lending a helping hand and
not pulling it away at the last
second.
Steve Nicklas is a financial
advisor who lives on Amelia
Island. He can be reached at
753-0236.
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HEATHER A. PERRY
News-Leader I


BLACK HISTORY MONTH


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Scot Ackerman, medical
director of First Coast
Oncology, speaks very highly
of oncology nurse Margaret
Scott.
"Margaret's dedication to
her patients is obvious. She
always greets them with a
smile and the highest level of
respect.
As a Fernandina native,
she has known many
patients and their families for
quite some time. When
Margaret greets patients, she
exudes familiarity, putting
patients and their families at
ease."
Ackerman said that in
addition to providing medical
support, Scott also offers
much needed emotional sup-
port to patients. The average
treatment course is about six
weeks and she sees these
patients every day.
Assisting patients at First
Coast Oncology since 1998,
she is often the first point of
contact in helping to identify
issues and offer advice on
managing medications or
dealing with fatigue and other
symptoms.
Scott has more than
20 years of experience
and does her best to keep up
with the latest trends in can-
cer care to ensure patients
understand their options
when it comes to cancer
treatment. She works closely
with Ackerman to tailor treat-
ment to the individual
patient's needs.
"I enjoy the close patient-
staff relationships, and the
advancements in the treat-
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treatment plan with Patient Support Coordinator Kelly
A. Minor.


I have learned so much from so many of our
patients by the courage they show throughout
treatment and beyond. My life has truly been
blessed by knowing them.'
CERTIFIED ONCOLOGY NURSE MARGARET SCOTT


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time," said Scott.
Leisure hours are
spent walking her dogs, bik-
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The couple has three
grown children, Garrett,
Michael and Jenna Kay.
Canine companions include
Belle, Louis, Sarge and
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Poynter
Fernandina Beach bu
ness owner and entreprene
Tim Poynter announced pla
last week to seek election
the Fernandina Beach Ci
Commission.
He and his wife, Theres
and their four children ha
lived in Fernandina Beach f
10 years and he said he -fee
passionately about issues th
concern local small busine;
es and all citizens.
Poynter is seeking tI
Group 4 seat currently he
by Commissioner Ron Sap
who has announced that I
will not seek reelection
another term. Former ci
manager Larry Myers is
announced candidate for th
seat also.
Poynter holds a bachelor
degree in marketing from t
University of Cincinnati a
has had a multifaceted bu
ness career in areas include
new product development
medical and pharmaceutical
sales, construction and ovi
seas manufacturing. He a
his wife currently own at
operate Caf6 Karibo and
new brewpub, the Karibre
in downtown Fernandi
Beach.
"The city government mu
make Fernandina Beach


to seek city election
si- Ml more attrac- lions of dollars to dredge has
.ur '' tive place for got to stop. It's time to act. The
Ins responsible city needs to focus on core
to businesses governmental functions and
ity to come in should get out of the business
i'" and open of business. Breaking old
sa, their doors," habits and making tough deci-
ve -.d& JA said Poynter sions are going to get this city
for Poynter in a press on track raising taxes is noi
els release an option."
iat announcing Poynter's community activ
ss- his campaign. He said he has ities include serving on the
been "directly affected by the Environmental Advisory
he obtuse bureaucratic maze of Board as well as the Men's
Ald rules and regulations that the Golf Association Tournament
pp, city places on new small busi- Committee. He and his wife
he nesses" and "is ready to fight continue to make available
to for more streamlined process- their place of business foi
ity es and more friendly govern- fundraisers and have imple
an ment." mented a Tuesday night
hat Poynter said he under- "Burritos for Benefit" where
stands the need to preserve local organizations receive
r's and protect what makes money for every burrito sole
he Fernandina Beach such a during their sponsored month
nd desirable place to live: its Recent beneficiaries includes
si- beaches, green spaces and Cat Angels and Pink Ribbor
ng "small town" feel are what Ladies.
nt, makes this historic city the "My candidacy offers a
cal "Jewel of Florida." fresh new pragmatic voice foi
er- "As revenue resources con- the citizens of Fernandina
nd tinue to decline during this Beach. I look forward to the
nd current economic calamity, the opportunity of represent
its city must look inward at its ting the citizens of this won
*w, own excesses and long-term derful city and ask for theil
na failures; One area that needs support."
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POLITICS

IN BRIEF

Leeper to speak
Nassau County Commis-
sioner Danny Leeper is
scheduled to participate in a
"Commissioners & Conser-
vation Coffee" sponsored by
the Nassau Sierra Club from
9-10 a.m. Thursday at the
Kof6 Haus on Sadler Road in
Fernandina Beach.
For further information
about the program, contact
Bob Weintraub at 491-6817.
Republicans to meet
The Republican Executive
Committee of the Republican
Party of Nassau County is
scheduled to hold its monthly
meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guest speaker will be Nassau
County Clerk of Courts John
Crawford.
The meeting will be held
at the County Building on
Pages Dairy Road. All
Republicans are invited.
Kickoff party
The host committee for
Larry Myers, candidate for
Fernandina Beach City '
Commission, Group 4, is
scheduled to hold a kickoff
party from 5-7 p.m. Friday at
Kelley Pest Control, Lime and
South 10th streets.
Myers has submitted
signed petitions to seek the
seat riow held by Commis-
sioner Ron Sapp, who said he
will not seek reelection.
All city registered voters
are invited to drop by and
meet Larry and Ann Myers.
Lincoln Day Dinner
The Nassau Federated,
Republican Women and
Republican Party of Nassau
County will hold the 19th
Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
on March 13 at the Amelia
Island Plantation Conference
Center. Laurie Firestone, for-
mer White House Social
Secretary, will be the featured
speaker.
She will
share her expe-
riences during
the George H.
W. Bush
administration
with special /
emphasis on Firestone
her duties,
which included
planning and executing state
dinners, luncheons and recep-
tions for President Bush and
First Lady Barbara Bush.
Tickets are $90 for the din-
ner and general reception. For
those wishing to attend a pri-
vate reception with Firestone
and the dinner, tickets are
$150 (Council of 100 mem-
bers $120).
The private reception will
be held from 5:45-6:30 p.m.
and the general reception will
start at 6:30 p.m. followed by
dinner at 7 p.m.
Reservation deadline is
March 4. Checks should be
made payable to The
Republican Party of Nassau
County and mailed to P.O.
Box 15573, Fernandina Beach
FL 32035. Dress is black tie
optional. For further informa-
tion, call 491-5544.


'Homeless problem


increasing locally


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
A homeless survey was
conducted Jan. 26 by the
Coalition for the Homeless of
Nassau County as part of a
national "point-in-time" count
that measures the number and
needs of the homeless on a
specific day of the year. A
research center from the
University of North Florida
also participated in the proj-
ect.
According to Dani
Gammel, vice president of the
coalition, volunteers for the
survey found 77 homeless
people in Nassau County, a
number that is down from 111
last year. But Gammel says
she believes the actual num-
ber of homeless people is
higher.
The reason the count was
low, said Gammel, is because
homeless people are very dif-
ficult to find in such a short
time frame, and because some
may have heard about the sur-
vey and stayed hidden so they
would not be counted. There
were signs, she said, of addi-
tional people living in differ-
ent places, but only the people
themselves can be counted.
"Whether or not we count-
ed individuals, the (homeless)
problem is increasing in the
area," said Gammel.
The 77 homeless people,
said Gammel, included 32
county schoolchildren that
were counted by the school
system. The children, said
Gammel, were not necessari-
ly living on the street, but
rather do not have a perma-
nent, fixed place to live. They
could be "couch surfing"
between friends and relatives,
Sor hugely crowded with many
others into a small trailer
meant for two or three people.
School officials look for signs
such as children wearing the
same clothes for many days, a
general lack of hygiene, and
children who bring no lunch to
school.
Of the 77, there were 33
homeless adults and six home-
less children counted on
Amelia Island.
Hoieless-count volunteers
attended a workshop Jan. 21,
where they learned how to
approach the homeless and
how to :cohduct a survey.
Volunteers were also taught
at the workshop to use safety
precautions and etiquette
when dealing with the home-
less. Volunteers were sent out
in teams to several different
areas of the county.
The survey, which was
written by a University of
North Florida research cen-
ter, asked questions such as
where the person stayed last
night, the reason why the per-
son might be homeless, health
and employment status, and
what type of services are most
needed.
According to Tracy
Milligan of UNF's Northeast
Florida Center for Community
Initiative, this year's count cov-
ered Duval, Clay, Nassau and


St. Johns counties. Once tab-
ulated, the numbers will be
submitted to the U.S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development so the
counties can apply for fund-
ing. Survey information is not
required by HUD, said
Milligan, but will be given to
homeless coalition agencies
so they can apply for grants
to fund homeless projects.
Gammel says the 37 vol-
unteers for the homeless
count did a good.job on the
project, had no negative expe-
riences, and also had great
camaraderie.
Gammel said she is most
concerned about the lack of
shelters in Nassau County-for
homeless persons, especially
on cold nights. There is only
one shelter, she said, at the
First Assembly of God church
on 14th Street that takes in
men and women and is run
by the Rev. Ed Shick.
Transitional housing, she said,
is also badly needed.
People living in rural areas,
Gammel said, may find home-
lessness especially problem-
atic if they do not have a famil-
ial support system. Although
rural areas are known for "tak-
ing care of their own," it can be
very difficult for a homeless
family if they have to relocate
to Jacksonville. Although
Jacksonville has many chron-
ically homeless, she said, it
takes time to learn to navigate
the system if you are unfamil-
iar with it.
"A family from a rural coun-
ty doesn't know how to sur-
vive (in the city)," said
Gammel.
These days, it is not
uncommon for a person or
family to be just one paycheck
away from homelessness. A
lost job, a medical crisis or a
series of bad choices could
easily be the tipping point that
lands a family on the street -
and Nassau County is no
exception.
According to Susan Holden
Dodge, executive director of
the Barnabas Center, there.
has been a "huge increase" in
people using the facility's serv-
ices for the first time over the
past few months. Many of
these people, she said, are
looking for financial assistance
for utilities or rent, which the
Barnabas Center does offer.
"There are people living close
to the edge, that can just fall off
that cliff," said Gammel. In
these uncertain times, she
said, "the domino effect hap-
pens more quickly and severe-
ly" than was previously
thought possible.
"Our mantra is, one home-
less person is too many," said
Gammel.
The Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County
was founded in 2007, and the
first homeless count was done
Jan. 29, 2007. At that time, 71
homeless people were count-
ed, 23 of them on Amelia
Island. For more information
contact Gammel at 261-8081
or Sharon Manning at 206-
1842.


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COMMUNITY THANKS

Rally for the Cure'
On a beautiful sunny February day, the
Amelia Island Club's Women's Golf Association
hosted 108 women from its own Long Point
Club as well as invited members from The
Golf Club of Amelia, Fernandina Golf Club
and Amelia River for the annual "Rally for the
Cure" fundraiser for breast cancer.
Registration and breakfast bites were the
first item of the day followed by a "photo shoot"
at the putting green and then off to the pink-
ribboned carts, which had been decorated by
assistant chair Carol Filbert.
The chairperson of the event, Phyllis
Watson, did a wonderful job of organizing and
producing an outstanding tournament and
fundraising event Phyllis contacted many local
organizations requesting "in kind" donations
which were used as purchased raffle tickets.
Over 50 prizes were awarded during the raffle.
The donations were furnished by the
Amelia Island Plantati6n, Amelia Island
Plantation Directors of Golf and golf profes-
sionals from Long Point, the Links courses
and Amelia River, Amelia Island Golf Academy,
Anne Cain Golf Academy, Amy Benz, Director
of Instruction, North Hampton, Fernandina
Beach Golf Club, Fernandina Beach Golf
Professional, Dave Franklin, Golf Club of
Amelia, Golf Club of Amelia golf professional,
Edwin Watts, .Ponte Vedra, Golf Galaxy,
Jacksonville, Plantation Photography, Pilates
of Amelia, Elements Salon, Advanced Muscle
Therapy, Dome Healing Center, Julie A. Ruiz,
LMT, Massage, 2nd to None Massage,
Tranquility Salon, New York Nails, The New
U Hair Salon, Magna's Salon.
And specific art and articles by individuals:
Carol Simonetti, Lyn King, Nancy Hobart,
Carol Kimmel, Jane Preston, Loraine King, Al
Watson.
Total money raised by the coalition of
Amelia Island Women Golfers came in at over
$6,800!
Included in this amount is a group donation
from AICWGA Breast Cancer Survivors of
$625. These women were contacted and
informed of this opportunity by Lynn Meyer,
who did a wonderful job with a delicate situa-
tion. ,,
The entrants played the beautiful Long
Point course as a scramble and afterward
enjoyed a buffet luncheon in the beautifully
decorated clubhouse and extended outdoor
porch area. WGA Social Chairpersons Kris
Stenson and Barbara Ellis planned the food as
well as decorating the tables with gorgeous
pink and white centerpieces. A special touch
noticed by all was the pink napkins curved
into the breast cancer logo.
The Long Point restaurant staff, as always,
did an exceptional job serving this unusually
large number of women.
Playing the best, two balls of each four-
some, prizes were awarded to the top eight
teams..The winning team was Cherie Billings,
Pat Karlovec, Sandy Pardue and Janet
Petersen. Cherie also won a lovely pink head
cover for the longest drive!
Prizes awarded by the Susan G. Komen
for the Cure Foundation were for the "closest.
to the pin" on the 16th hole won by Alice
Messina, who received a beautiful golf bag
and by Katie Karr for "longest putt." Katie
was very happy with her Adams 3 wood! .
The chairperson and the WGA current
President, as well as the entire Amelia Island
Club's Women's Golf Association, would like
to thank all of our contributors and also our golf
staff at Long Point, headed by Dean
Grunewald, for their assistance in making our
rally a grand success.
Lyn Rion, president
Phyllis Watson, chairperson
Amelia Island Club's
Women's Golf Association


Fairytales
It's amusing that Joe Gerrity compares city
decision-making to a children's story, "The Pied
Piper," (Feb. 11). A complete and thorough exam-
ination of the story emphasizes that the Pied
Piper was contracted by the city to perform a
service, which was to get rid of rats (definitely a
public health and safety issue). Once the job was
successfully completed the city decided not to pay
the piper. The cost to the community was far
greater than if they decided to pay as originally
agreed.
As our community continues to grow and
evolve, isn't it better to keep up with or be ahead
of demand for services when opportunities arise?
Planning for the future can be far less expensive
in the long term than trying to catch up. Mr.
Gerrity, constantly howling about how much
trouble we are in without credible justification, is
reminiscent another fairy tale, "The Boy Who
Cried Wolf." Soon, no one is listening.
Ken Walker, City Commissioner
Fernandina Beach

FPU's'unfair burden'
The partnership between the Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce
and Florida Public Utilities began more than 50
years ago when FPU was one of the founding
Members of the then Fernandina Beach Chamber
f Commerce.
Ever since, the chamber has had a close and
valued relationship with FPU. The chamber rec-
ognizes'and salutes the outstanding service FPU
has provided its Amelia Island residential and
commercial customers for decades.
However, FPU recently instituted a new poli-
cy that the chamber's board of directors believes
runs contrary to that record of service. The com-
pany has exercised its option under Florida Public
Service Commission regulations to require all
commercial customers to pay a new deposit equal
to two months of their average bill.
There is a saying that a real friend is one
who tells you the truth. The chamber board of
directors this week has told our friends at FPU
a simple truth in this time of economic crisis,
these additional costs are beyond the ability of
many of our members to pay.
The board of directors has written FPU
requesting it immediately suspend this new pol-
icy. We also have contacted our entire member-
ship asking they e-mail similar requests to FPU.
A sample letter others in this community may
want to send has been posted on our website,
www.islandchamber.com.
On behalf of the hundreds of chamber. mem-
bers on Amelia Island, we have asked FPU to con-
sider:
More than 87 percent of businesses on
Amelia Island employ 10 or fewer employees.
Receiving bills for additional deposits for util-
ities in the most economically challenging time
many of our member businesses have ever faced
is a real hardship. No business on Amelia Island
has accounted for additional deposit bills in their
business plans.
Several of our member businesses report
that while their consumption of power is down,
their overall FPU bill is up more than 30 per-
cent.' : ..
Many business owners don't have the money
at hand or can't get the credit from the bank to
pay this significant charge. That leaves reducing
inventory, laying off employees or closing their
doors as the only option for many of these busi-
ness owners.
The chamber board of directors appreciates
that FPU is dealing with its own challenges and
needs to take action to ensure the health of its
business. And we believe FPU should seek such
additional security deposits from commercial
customers who have a history of delinquent or
incomplete payments.
But we also believe that now, in a time of
national economic crisis, is not the time to insti-
tute a policy that unfairly burdens commercial
customers who have paid their bills in full and on
time.
To contact FPU, write
Jack English, President and CEO
Florida Public Utilities
P.O. Box 3395
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3395
E-mail: jenglish@fpuc.com
Sean McGill, Chairman
Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Electrical storm
Thank you, Foy Maloy ("Mad as hell and not
going to take it anymore," Feb. 13)! Unfortunately,
I fear that not paying these newly imposed deposit
fees to Florida Public Utilities is not going to
happen.
I am one of the lucky residents who was
labeled an "internal credit risk" and received the
greeting from (FPU Northeast Division General
Manager Mark Cutshaw) or at least I think it
was from him; it was not signed. My call to cus-
tomer service revealed that I had indeed been
S"delinquent" on my account three times in the last
12 months. Once for one day late, once for two
days late and alas, one more for a whopping five
days late on an account with a 20-day turnaround!
(I am sure that the banks are getting a good
laugh at that.)
When I questioned what happened to the
deposit made in July 1983 and all the interest
that it should have been accruing over the past
25-plus years, I was put on hold while she
"searched the archives." I was informed that my
original deposit had been credited to my account
in March 1993, after 10 years of good payment
record. Therefore, my account had been run-
ning bare, without a deposit, for the past 16 years!
Wow, who knew? Guess maybe I wasn't such a
bad credit risk, huh?
My call to customer service ended with my
two options: get put through to the manager's


voice mail and leave a message or pay the bill in
three equal payments. Well, considering that I like
a warm bath and heat when it is cold outside, what
do you think I chose? FPU knows that we don't
have a choice. It is them or darkness! I believe that
this is somewhat akin to extortion. I have heard
discussions that in the recent past, FPU has jus-
tified its rate increase requests to the Public
Service Commission by implementing manda-
tory overtime and the creation of a second shift
that was not truly necessary, just needed on the
books to create the illusion that they had to have
their increase to stay afloat. They are well versed
with their tactics.
Mr. Cutshaw, like it or not, you are the face of


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you are responsible for the decisions made by
your company that effect us. Longtime business
and residential customers should be respected by
your company. You should at the very least try
to "go-to bat" for your community and not hide
behind voice mail. The stealthfulness in which the
notices were sent indicates that you knew what
the reaction would be. I suspect that FPU is just
another business hoping to cash in on the current
economic situation. Your company will be fine
without this extra "FPU stimulus package."
(FPU President Jack) English, are you lis-
tening? Rep. Adkins, where are you?
Margaret Scott
Fernandina Beach

Sexual orientation


acing lines of other boys trying to pound me into
the muck.
Still, to my daily humiliation, I was forced to
do it. And, amazingly, after all that indoctrina-
tion into athletics and the rough and tumble
lifestyles of men, I never developed a hankering
for Monday Night Football.
A gay club would have been a welcomed
haven for me during my hellish high school
years.
Taylor Siluwe, Features Editor,
Out IN Jersey magazine
Jersey City, NJ.

Waste of money
We hope the Nassau County School Board
and superintendent pay attention to Ross
Germano's letter of Feb. 10 refuting Mr. Todd's


I appreciated Dr. Todd's views regarding gay position on the Gay-Straight Alliance (Feb. 4). As
clubs on school campuses ("Gay clubs should not withTodd's position on evolution, he again cited
be in our schools," (Feb. 4). I don't have an issue inaccurate, erroneous and out-of-date sources.
with homosexuals, heterosexuals, bisexuals, Mir. Germano's advice is solid. A lawsuit
transsexuals or whatever. As a parent, however, waged against the ACLU suit will be a vast waste
I have an issue with what my child is exposed to of taxpayers' education dollars.
and when in his life that will occur. We know the Joe and Joani Selement
adolescent brain is undergoing chemical and Fernandina Beach
physiological changes. Emerging research sug-
*gests that experiences in adolescence can "hard- Tail life
wire" the brain for future patterns. J
I have family members that are gay and I love I'm Jessica T. Emmett and I'm an inmate at
them no less. If my child turns out to be gay, I will Nassau County Jail. I've been here for 22 days and
love him no less. But the homosexual life can be this jail is the worst I don't expect this to be a
difficult. Why expose my child to something that Holiday Inn or anything but I'm human just like
could possibly make his life harder as an adult? the rest of the world.
Finally, adolescence is a bewildering stage. Do Today is Feb 9. It's 7:30 a.m. and we as females
we need to add more confusion regarding sexu- are cold because they have the a/c bn 24/7 even
al identity? For children that innately have sexu- when it's 18 degrees outside, but you'll see the
al orientation issues, shi Wd it theiFiTfilliei"" '1Wr'infitc6 -i sall warm and.stuff.We complain,
address the issue? Why should it be thrust upon about it all day everyday, but We hear it's nothing
the vast majority of students? they can do about it, or even they say, 'You're an
Tammy Robinson inmate. You have no choice." Well, not like that
Fernandina Beach but yeah, that's what they mean. I'm getting my
second cold in here and I will refuse the meds
School board lawsuit because I'm not paying $60 for meds when it's not
my fault for being sick.
Way to go Nassau County School Board About the meals: we get meals at 6:30 a.m.,
("ACLU sues local schools," Feb. 11)! Good for 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. No snack at all. The por-
you! tions are not enough. The food is nasty. We have
Prayer and discipline have been removed by only five minutes to eat and drink. During meals
law, and now we have increased disrespect of is the only time we can have a cup. We have to
person, crime issues and overpopulated drink water from our sinks. I have to run upstairs
jail/prison systems. I'm not against anyone's per- to get it because we can't have a cup. But get this:
sonal preferences, and believe these children we can order coffee, Kool-aid, etc., or store order
are still considered dependent on their parents' but have no cup. Is something wrong with that or
liberties not theirs. This is the age they are is it just me? As for a napkin, we use newspaper.
striving toward adulthood but sexual orientation So yeah, thanks News-Leader for the paper. Yeah,
clubs should not be allowed on a pre-college we will put our food on the paper when they take
campus! Go to college and let them form their the trays from us. I never in my life seen human
club. If they can't wait; form the club on their own beings being treated so bad. It's awful.
and meet at a restaurant or park -the school We have no TV or radio. The days are boring
should not house and be responsible for ameni- and long. All we have is cards to play with. I don't
ties (space, electricity, supplies or the personal lia- see why we can't have board games? This place
ability of potential physical injury). will make you go insane..
SRecall how people responded to just attempt-' One of the cell's toilets was running for four
ing to have sex education in the classroom? What days. The guards knew and we kept complaining
is the mission statement supposed to be that about it Now we have no hot water to take a
would enable our taxpayers to feel justified this shower with (two days without hot water!). They
club is worth the benefit of the community and told us, "It's 300-plus people taking showers, so
the group it represents becoming responsible what do you expect?" Well, first off, we have had
educated citizens? In my opinion, it would only hot water until that one toilet was messed up
enable the already "Entitled Generation." and ran for four days.
Faye Carter This jail has mold, too. There's mold on the
Yulee vents, on the metal bed frames, in and on the out-
side of the mattress. Sick, if you ask me, and we
Apain have to live like this. Can we as inmates get some
help here? I know we are in here for different rea-
Hopefully, Dennis Todd's Feb. 4 Viewpoint sons, but no one should be treated like this. It
article represents a disappearing minority point seems as if all our rights are gone. And I believe
of view in our country. every inmate has the right to be fed good, be
He continuously refers to the proposed Gay- warm and a few other things. I feel like we are
Straight Alliance as a gay club when clearly it is dogs in a cell. Something needs to be done; I'm
intended to be a club for both gay and straight stu- asking you for help.


dents to promote better understanding between
them and to avoid future conflicts. He appears to
suggest that since (based on his sources) the
incidence of genetically determined homosexu-
ality is only 2-3 percent it is OK for us to treat
homosexuals differently from our other neigh-
bors.
All people deserve to be treated with dignity
and kindness and given every opportunity to
find happiness in their lives. Dennis Todd's char-
acterization of homosexuals is outrageously neg-
ative and wrong. The thought that he is in a posi-
tion to influence schoolchildren in our country is
appalling.
Donald and Margaret Barovich
Fernandina Beach

Gay school clubs
Re: Viewpoint, "Gay clubs should not be in our
schools," Feb. 4.
Considering this was an opinion piece, you
can't be held responsible for asinine views. But
this piece seems to posit that gay clubs in schools
promote dangerous and destructive lifestyles
and therefore are damaging to young minds.
Well, sports and the entire athletic program
was destructive and deadly to the growth and self-
esteem of a young man who had no desire (or
skill) to lob balls through little holes, or whack
them with rackets or carry them through men-


Jessica T. Emmett
Yulee


New Vision for USDA
New Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
may be the first to recognize that USDA's mission
is to provide a healthful food supply for the
American people, rather than welfare checks to
agribusiness conglomerates.
The best venue for this mission is our nation's
school lunch program, once used by USDA as a
dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy
commodities.
According to USDA's own surveys, 90 percent
of American children consume excessive fat and
only 15 percent eat recommended servings of
fruits and vegetables. Early dietary flaws become
lifelong addictions, contributing to the escalating
public health crisis.
Several state legislatures have asked their
schools to offer daily vegan/vegetarian options,
and 52 percent of U.S. school districts now do.
Parents and others who care about our chil-
dren's health should work with PTAs and school
officials to demand healthful plant-based school
food. Additional information is available at school-
nutrition.org, schoolmeals.nal.usda.gov, healthy-
schoollunches.org and choiceusa.net.
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WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 18.2009 NEWS News-Leader


Strong Kids campaign


brings youth to YMCA

HEATHER A. PERRY
News-Leader


* The YMCA Strong Kids
Campaign is designed to unite
the community with those in
need. Donations allow the
YMCA to provide membership
program assistance to kids and
families who might not other-
wise be able to afford to pay
for YMCA services.
"The YMCA is a place for
families to interact, have fun
and challenge each other to
grow and learn through activi-
ties such as Adventure Guides,
pool parties and youth sports,"
said Greg Supianoski, mem-
bership director.
Last year's fundraising cam-
paign raised .more than
$140,000 from individual and
business donations which pro-
vided memberships for 288


The YMCA is a place to grow and learn
through activities such as Adventure Guides.
pool parties and youth sports.'
GREG SUPIANOSKI. MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR.
MCARTHUR FAMILY YMCA


deserving Nassau County res-
idents, served 132 children
through the Pryme Time
before and after school pro-
gram, and enabled 96 children
to attend day camp.
In addition, youth sports
memberships were provided to
43 children from campaign
funds.
The McArthur Family
YMCA also serves youths in
Yulee, Hilliard and Callahan
through various outreach pro-


grams.
All children are offered
swimming lessons and may par-
ticipate in basketball, football,
volleyball and soccer.
Serving Nassau County
since 1987, The McArthur
Family YMCA is located at 1915
Citrona Drive. To make a dona-
tion or for additional informa-'
tion on the YMCA Strong Kids
Campaign, call 261-1080 or visit
www.firstcoastymca.org.
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Gianna Coyle, 17 months, as they enjoy a game of stack the blocks at the childcare
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WEDNESDAY. February 18.2009 NEWS News-Leader


It's that time again



- roadkill season


It's roadkill time again in
my life. Every late winter
and early spring I am
inundated with unhappy
phone calls and e-mails about
dead otters along the roads of
our county.
Sadly, this is the time of
year when otters in our area
move around in search of
breeding opportunities, and
every year more cars and
roads get in their way.
The first dead otter to start
off the season was discovered
on Courson Road across from
a small retention pond and
drainage ditch near Wal-Mart
last week. I'd like to thank all
of you who informed me
about it. At my earliest oppor-
tunity I went there to check it
out. This particular otter was
a healthy mature rftale -
before it was killed, of course
- which I'd guess to be mid-
dle-aged due to the wear on
the teeth.
This would fit the descrip-
tion of one of the Three
Stooges, a trib of otters that
have been roaming up and
down Amelia Island for at
least the past eight years that
I know of.
The Three Stooges visit
my backyard retention pond
every couple of months year-
round. Their last visit to my
pond near Simmons Road was
just last week.
I also get reports of them
in other ponds in the area.
Recently, some Department
of Transportation workers
spotted three otters sliding
down the new water gate on
Jasmine Avenue.
From what I can tell from
reported sightings of the trio,
their home range seems to
stretch at least from Atlantic
Avenue to Amelia Island
Plantation, most likely the
length and breadth of our
island.
Judging from studies of
otters elsewhere, a longstand-
ing trio of otters sticking
together for years is most


Fos,


likely to be
male broth-
ers. Otters
are social
creatures
f and like the
company of
their same-
sex kinfolk.
Daughters
WTILD often hang
WAYS out with
their moth-
ers, and
Pat sometimes
ter-Turley help raise
her next lit-


ters. Brothers often hang out
together, but likely separate a
bit to find individual mating
opportunities, then rejoin
each other for the bulk of the
year.
The Three Stooges are
never seen with young otters
accompanying them, only the
three big otters alone, thus
my conclusion that they are
most likely males, and mid-
dle-aged by how. I hope we're
not now reduced to just.two
brothers. Please, folks, let me
know if and when you next
see three large otters or
only two in your ponds and
ditches. Maybe I'm mistaken
about the identity of the road
kill. Only time will tell.
I know that I will mourn
the loss of one of the Three
Stooges, if indeed that's what
I found dead. After all these
years on Amelia Island, I feel
like I know these three as
individuals.
But unlike the orphaned
otters I hand-raised at Marine
World in California for so
many years, these otters
never knew me, or my fasci-
nation with them.
They are wild animals, liv-
ing a life of freedom, and fac-
ing increasing challenges to
their survival amidst more
houses and traffic and ever-
constricting food sources and
freshwater access. If indeed
one of the Three Stooges bit
the dust, at least it reached


N E E D


middle age, a feat few other
otters will be able to accom-
plish in light of our increased
human presence here on
Amelia Island.
There is a happier ending
to this story, at least. After
inspecting the otter on the
roadside my husband Bucko
and I were disturbed about it
just laying there rotting in
plain sight, a disrespectful
efid for such a vibrant soul.
We didn't want to bury it in
our backyard, in fear that the
resident remaining otters
might smell it and avoid the
area. We knew that the freez-
er at Fort Clinch State Park
already had a dead otter, a
roadkill from a previous sea-
son, and that Talbot Island
State Park already had a
mounted specimen.
But happily it turns out
that the Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department, care-
taker of the Egans Creek
Greenway, wanted an otter
specimen for display. Now,
instead of a burial, this otter
will be "resurrected" for all to
admire. A new nature center
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center is planned
to open in June. And maybe
Larry, Moe or Curley will be
there too, to give our resi-
dents and visitors an apprecia-
tion for the natural world of
Amelia Island.
But a live otter is better
than a dead otter no matter
how you look at it. Folks,
please keep on the alert for
the live otters that still live
amongst us and cross our
roads from drainage ditch to
ditch to visit the retention
ponds up and down the
island. It would be great if this
otter is the first and the last
one hit by a car in our area
this season.
Pat Foster-Turley is a zoolo-
gist living on Amelia Island.
Contact her to ask questions or
report your own wildlife obser-
vations.
patandbucko@iyahoo.com


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The Three Stooges otters, alive and well a few weeks ago, often visit ponds and travel
the ditches on Amelia Island. A recent roadkill might just mark the end of this era.


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With this letter, I would like to take this opportunity to personally com-
mend the Nassau County Health Department for the excellent job performance
on an incident that occurred in early January. In particular its director, Kim
Geib and Supervisor of Nassau County, Michelle Haynes and her staff members
who, in my opinion, have been nothing but totally professional, extremely well
versed and educated on the following topics.
On January 5, 2009, a group of teachers from our local school system
came for lunch at Brett's Waterway Cafe. (I understand that.this was a work day
for the teachers.) Within a day or so.they became ill with a virus, a gastrological
or stomach virus, much like the one many of us experienced around that time of
year. I have no idea if the teachers arrived together in one vehicle or several, I
have no idea if they used the same restroom at school or if they embraced upon
seeing each other, but I do know that they all came through our front door using
the same handle 200 other people used that day and if they used the restroom,
they used that handle also.
I do know that over the past 60 days the Nassau County Health
Department has conducted an examination and found that NO food poisoning or
wrong handling of food occurred at Brett's Waterway Caf6 and our food prepa-
ration techniques are impeccable, as they have been for the past 25 years.
The Health Departments conclusion after studying customers as well as
our employees that became ill is that a virus was brought into our establishment
by someone and passed onto others, the concentration being a group of teachers.

I feel so badly that not only my customers, but my employees became ill
from something that was brought into my business. Thank goodness the virus
only lasted 24 hours or so and everyone in our business was fine shortly there-
after.
What has overwhelmed me the most is the unbelievable help the Health
Department has been throughout this whole process. We have learned so much
from their knowledge and their ability to teach us. We now always wash or san-
itize our hands after picking up dirty dishes from customers tables and we work
very hard to maintain all work surfaces properly. I really cannot say enough
GOOD things about the Health Department's abilities, kindness and regard for
everyone's safety.
For 25 years we have tried to maintain the highest quality in food, serv-
ice and hospitality. We will continue to do so and we urge all businesses, espe-
cially other food service industries, day cares, hospitals, nursing homes, and yes
retail to take the precautions that we continue to take. There simply is not
enough bleach to kill all of the germs, but we are certainly sanitizing everything
that will stand still!

We as a business, managers, employees and owners all take a great deal
of pride in what is perceived by you, the loyal patrons, friends and customers.
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A "Community Health
Conversation" will be hosted
Feb. 26 by State Rep. Janet
Adkins and the Health Planning
Council of Northeast Florida,
Inc., in cooperation with Florida
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This event, from 6:30-8:30
p.m., will be held at the FCCJ
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center
in the "Red" Bean Training
Center Building located at
76346 William Burgess Blvd. in
Yulee.
It will focus on discussions
facilitated around three primary
topics: Medicaid reform, Cover
Florida health care access pro-
gram and federal health care
reform.
Medicaid reform is of spe-
cial interest as four of Northeast
Florida's counties (Baker, Clay,
Duval and Nassau) are partici-
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reform pilot initiative.
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are recently unemployed even
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conditions. The coverage is vol-
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for employers, and the policies
are portable (allowing employ-
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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
225-0147 in 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.
Assault arrest
A Fernandina. Beach man
was arrested last week after
he allegedly attempted to hit
an acquaintance with his car.
Joel Garcia Armenta, 38, of
2408 Inverness Road, was
arrested Feb. 11 for aggravat-
ed assault with a. deadly
weapon.
According to the victim; an
18-year-old Fernandina Beach
man, and a witness, the victim
was walking on Simmons Road
when he saw Armenta driving
a Chevrolet Cavalier at the cor-
ner of Will Hardee and
Simmons roads. The victim
said Armenta turned left onto
Simmons Road, then made a
u-turn with his vehicle and
drove straight for him.
According to the victim and
the witness, a 67-year-old
North Carolina man, the vic-
tim had to jump onto a fence to
avoid being directly hit by
Armenta's vehicle, which was
reportedly traveling about 25 to
30 mph.
The victim and the witness
said Armenta did another u-
turn and tried to hit the victim
again. The victim ran in the
direction of the witness's vehi-
cle; the witness stopped and
let him in, then drove him to
Fernandina Beach Police
Department headquarters.
Police spoke to the victim
and witness, and later talked
to Armenta; Armenta alleged-
ly said he "only pulled off the
road to speak with the victim,
at which time the victim ran
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The victim was not injured,
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Attempted robbery
According to a 'police
report, a white male attempted
to rob a Callahan gas station,
but got away with nothing
more than a box of cashews
on Sunday.
The incident happened
about 9:40 p.m., when a man
entered the Kangaroo Store at
541124 US 1, went behind the
counter and tried to take
money out of the hand of the
cashier. The suspect did not
get any money, but reportedly
grabbed a box of cashews off
one of the shelves as he was
leaving.
Detectives obtained sur-
veillance video from the store
and are investigating the inci-
dent. No arrests have been
made.
Trucksinks
A Jacksonville man lost his
2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup
truck Saturday when it slid into
* the water at the North End
Boat Ramp.
The owner, 32-year-old
Aaron Starling of Jacksonville,
said he was backing the truck
down the ramp with a boat trail-
er attached when the vehicle
started to slide down the ramp;
Starling said he attempted to
put the vehicle into four-wheel-
drive, but could not regain con-
trol of the truck and it fell into
the water.
A tow-truck retrieved the
pickup truck. According to the
incident report, the vehicle was
submerged for about one hour
before it was recovered.
No one was injured in the
incident
Felony arrests
Shawn Alan Carter, 18,
Jacksonville, Feb. 17, posses-
sion of more than 20 grams of-
marijuana.
Samuel Robert Carr, 19,
Jacksonville, Feb. 17, posses-
sion of more than 20 grams of
marijuana.
Rodney Wayne Stevens,
59, Satsuma, Feb. 14, posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
Willie Jean Hubbard, 22,
2692 Bent Water Lane, Hilliard,
Feb. 15, battery on a law
enforcement, officer,
SEdwaiTFd arbilNeal, 64,
St George, Ga., Feb. 14, Duval
County writ of attachment.
Dante Jamaal Kelly, 27,
54029 Whitfield Road, Calla-
han, Feb. 13, possession of
cocaine and possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
Ellis Leroy McAninch III,


21, 617407 Brandies Ave., Cal-
lahan,. Feb. 13, possession of
cocaine and possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
Kaleigh Brooke Colucci,
19, 85199 Alene Road, Yulee,
Feb. 12, manufacturing a hal-
lucinogenic drug, possession
of a hallucinogenic drug, pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of nar-
cotic equipment and child neg-
lect.
Christopher Scott
Vinson, 21, 85199 Alene Road,
Yulee, Feb. 12, child neglect,
possession of a hallucinogenic
drug, manufacture of a hallu-
cinogenic drug, possession of
less than 20 grams of marijua-
na, possession of narcotic
equipment, resisting arrest
without violence and violating
probation for convictions of
sale of cocaine, no bond.
M Cary Wesley Deming, 47,
96283 Freeman Road, Yulee,
Feb. 11, cultivation of marijua-
na, possession of more than 20
grams of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Anthony D. Green Jr., 19,
85163 Owens Road,
Fernandina Beach, Feb. 11,
possession of crack cocaine,
possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Brian Dale Broussard,
36, 350 Clements Road, Fern-
andina Beach, Feb. 11, violat-
ing probation for a conviction
of grand theft, no bond.
James Clinton Hollings-
worth, 33, 915 South 17th St.,
Fernandina Beach, Feb. 11,
DUI and theft.
Dennis Eugene Champ-
ion, 48, 221 S. Fifth St., Fer-
nandina Beach, Feb. 11, fail-
ure of a convicted sex offender'
to complete required re-regis-
tration.
Christopher Alan Collins,
26, 96005 Nathan Lane, Fer-
nandina Beach, Feb. 10, grand
theft.
M Terry Lynn Britt, 55,
Nichols, Ga., Feb. 10, driving
with a license that has been
permanently revoked.
Ronald Brent McPher-
son, 45, 304 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, Feb. 9, bur-
glary to a dwelling and violat-
ing probation for convictions
of burglary and grand theft.
M James Kenneth Creigh-
ton II, 36, Jacksonville, Feb. 9,
habitual driving with a license
that has been suspended or
revoked.
M Rob'ert Lodis'P(dei'S i'
III, 21, 281070 Trigg Road,
Hilliard, Feb. 9, grand theft.
Shameka Shaquana
Stewart, 26, 227 Division St.,
Fernandina Beach, Feb. 6, sale
or delivery of crack cocaine
and possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, $35,004 bond.


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'in the public interest'


SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader

Less than a month after tak-
ing over the top seat at the
Nassau County State
Attorney's Office, Assistant
State Attorney Wes White had
already made a name for him-
self.
Just days after he was offi-
cially appointed by State
Attorney Angela Corey, White
gave the opening statements in
the murder trial of David
Eugene Johnson; two days
later, Johnson was convicted
of first-degree murder and he
will serve a lifetime prison sen-
tence.
Less than two weeks later,
White essentially ended, at
least from a criminal justice
standpoint, a noise ordinance
feud taking place in downtown
Fernandina Beach by declar-
ing the city's noise ordinance
"unconstitutional" and dis-
missing all charges against
those currently charged with
violations.
White announced on Jan.
22 that his office would no
longer prosecute anyone
charged under the current
ordinance, although he later
voiced his support for viola-
tions being handled through
the city's code enforcement
department.
Not a bad first month for
someone who had yet to work
as a prosecutor,' let alone the
director of an office full of pros-
ecutors.
White was accepted into
the University of Florida
School of Law at the tender
age of 19 when most people
are still feeling their way
through their freshman year of
undergrad schooling.
White's work experience
consists of complex civil liti-
gation, civil rights work and.
criminal law. What drove him
to pursue a position with the
State Attorney's Office?
Inspired by his wife, Pat,
who is a physician working in
the emergency room at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau, he
says he wanted to "make a dif-
ference."
"I thought, 'What did I do
five years ago that I was par-
ticularly proud of?'" he asked
rhetorically at a lunch inter-
view last week. "I couldn't
think of anything.... When you
uphold the public interest, you
have a real .opportunity to
make a difference. ... I want
people to know (as director of
the State Attorney's Office in
Nassau County), I will move
quickly and decisively to put


S. (offenders)
away."
Although
S" he was born
S.i,. .f and raised in
. Miami-Dade
o u County,
IV- White has
White roots in
Nassau
County and
currently lives in Yulee, in the
same house where his parents
once lived. His youngest son,
Patrick, attends Yulee High
School.
"This is my home, and I will
protect it every single day," he
said.
And as director of the office
in charge of prosecutifig
alleged criminals in Nassau
County, he now has a golden
opportunity to do that. Seeing
Johnson convicted, after his
first trial in April 2006 ended in
a hung jury, was his first taste
of that. He says he's proud to
work with his current staff and
the Nassau County State
Attorney's Office, many who
have been with the depart-
ment for years.
"I'm the outsider," he
acknowledges, as he replaces
Assistant State Attorney Steve
Bledsoe, who took over from
longtime Assistant State
Attorney "Doc" Burgess as
director of the department in
early 2007 after Burgess. was
elected county judge.
"These are the real public
servants, who, work at a frac-
tion of what they could make
in the private sector," he says
of his team of prosecutors.
He's made headlines right
out of the gate, but White has
only just begun what he hopes
will be a productive career with
the office. He's currently work-
ing to form a "community
.advisory board" something
he envisions as a panel of
Nassau County residents
from a variety of racial and
socioeconomic backgrounds
who will convene to tell him
and his fellow prosecutors
what they believe are the
real issues when it comes to
criminal activity in Nassau
County.
"I want to know what they
think we should focus on, I
waiin them to point us in the
right direction," he said,
acknowledging that "some of
our priorities, some of our sen-
tencing recommendations, for
example, may not always be
appropriate."
White can be reached at
the Nassau County State
Attorney's Office at 548-4700.
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17-year-old arrested for


threatening boys with gun
A 17-year-old juvenile has The victims were in fear that and operated much like a real
been arrested and charged with the suspect was going to shoot firearm, police said.
armed robbery and aggravated them and the 11-year-old relin- The 17-year-old arrested
battery for allegedly accos- quished the soda as ordered, Feb. 11 was taken to the Duval
ting two children at gunpoint police said. County Detention Center in
Feb. 6. The victims reported they Jacksonville where he will be
The incident occurred near heard a noise as if a weapon held. A judge will later deter-
the intersection of Citrona Drive was being loaded, mine if the juvenile will be
and Hickory Street while the No shots were fired at the released- to his parents or be
victims, ages 11 and 13, were victim and no injuries were held in secured detention until
walking home from school. reported. trial.
Police said the two boys Fernandina Beach Police Individuals who witnessed
reported they were approached detectives recovered what is, this incident are being asked to
by the suspect, who threatened believed to be the weapon used, contact the Fernandina Beach
them with a firearm and a replica M-4 assault rifle with a Police Department, 277-7342,
demanded that the 11-year-old broken stock and shortened or the First Coast Crime
relinquish his soda or face being gun barrel. Although a plastic Stoppers at fccstoppers@bell-
shot. pellet rifle, the weapon looked south.net or 1-866-845-tips.




Pet owners should avoid


cocoa mulch it's a killer


HEATHER A. PERRY
News-Leader

A recently circulated e-mail
warns pet owners to avoid cocoa
mulch when setting up their
gardens for spring planting.
Authenticated by snopes.com,
the e-mail details the threat
posed by chocolate-scented
mulch that has proven toxic to
dogs and cats that are attracted
to it.
"We have not treated any
known cases related to (cocoa
mulch), however this is a real
issue that dog owners should
know andbe concerned about,"
said Greg Stacey, a veterinarian
at Fernandina Beach Animal
Clinic.
"Dogs and other animals are
sensitive to an ingredient in
chocolate called Theobromine,
which occurs in differing con-
centrations depending on the
type of chocolate (i.e., milk
chocolate tends to have less
than dark or baker's chocolate).
Theobromine toxicosis is char-
acterized by vomiting, a high
heart rate, muscle tremors,
seizures and potentially death
and should an owner have
knowledge that their pet has
ingested any type of chocolate
product they should contact
their veterinarian."
Stacey advised that dogs
should never be allowed to eat
any type of mulch and that
cocoa mulch should only be
used with reservation due to its
potential for serious side effects.


Alcohol
The state Division o
Alcoholic Beverages anc
Tobacco, in cooperation with
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department, is presenting a
vendor training and education
program for employees -o
stores, restaurants and bars.
The will provide participants
with the necessary knowledge
skills and abilities to detec
underage persons attempting
to purchase alcoholic beverages
and tobacco products, issues
related to serving alcohol to
intoxicated persons and the lia
ability associated with business
patrons driving under the influ


'This is a real issue that dog owners should
know and be concerned about.'
DR. GREG STACEY
FERNANDINA BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC


"More information can be
found at the ASPCAwebsite and
I would encourage all pets own-
ers to use their site. as a
resource," said Stacey.
According to the American
Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA),
some dogs are attracted by the
mulch's chocolate aroma. In
2003, the ASPCA warned,
"Eaten by a 50-pound dog, about
2 ounces of cocoa bean mulch
may cause gastrointestinal
upset; about 4.5 ounces,
increased heart rate; about 5.3
ounces, seizures; and over 9
ounces, death."
Made from crushed cacao
shells, which contain caffeine
and theobromine, two com-
pounds to which dogs are par-
ticularly sensitive, cocoa mulch
has been shown to produce
severe illness and even death if
ingested by dogs.
Dogs metabolize the com-'
pounds slowly, so symptoms
may take hours or even days to
manifest themselves .....
The ASPCA's advice: Avoid
using cocoa mulch anywhere
unsupervised dogs roam. Also
keep items such as baker's
chocolate, chocolate bars and


candies, colas and tea out of
your pet's reach.
Natural alternatives to cocoa
mulch, like cedar chips and pine
straw, are typically less toxic
but may still contain resins and
oils that trigger gastrointestinal
disorders in pets that ingest
them.
All mulches, including those
made from recycled plastics,
pose a choking hazard, espe-
cially in canines that have a ten-
dency to eat everything in sight
If you suspect your dog has
eaten cocoa mulch or any other
toxic substance, immediately
contact your veterinarian or the
ASPCAs Animal Poison Control
Center at 8884264435. The cen-
ter, open 24/7 every day of the
year, charges $55 per consulta-
tion.
Recommended care may
include placing your dog under
veterinary observation, induc-
ing vomiting, and/or control-
ling a rapid heartbeat or
seizures. The entire contents of
the study on Cocoa Bean Mulch
As A Cause Of Methylxanthine
Toxicosis In Dogs can be found
at: www.apcc.aspca.org/c6coa
beanmulch.
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f ence. The course is free of participate in a Fake
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h It will be held in the pants will be eligi
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The following report was
compiled by Shannon Malcom,
News-Leader staff, from the Feb.
12 court docket of Circuit Court
Judge Robert Foster
Eugenia Hurst Adams
pleaded guilty to habitual driv-
ing with a license that has been
suspended or revoked. She
was adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to time served in the
Nassau County Jail and
ordered to pay $348 in court
costs, a $150 public defender's
lien and $100 to the State
Attorney's Office.
Lisa Margret Anderson
pleaded guilty to violating pro-
bation for a conviction of sale
or delivery of cocaine. She was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 14 months in a state
prison with credit for time
served, and her probation was
revoked and terminated.
Anderson was ordered to pay
$448 in court costs, $100 to the
State Attorney's Office and a
$150 public defender's lien.
Ronald Paul Antolik Jr.
pleaded guilty' to burglary of
an unoccupied conveyance.
Adjudication was withheld and
he was sentenced to seven
months in the Nassau County
Jail with credit for time served,
and he was ordered to pay
$100 to the State Attorney's
Office, a $150 public defend-
er's lien and' $348 in court
costs.
Charles Justin Bailey
pleaded guilty for convenience
to battery on a person over the
age of 64. He was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to six
months in the Nassau County
Jail with credit for time served
followed by one year of proba-
tion, and he was ordered to
pay $348 in court costs, $100 to
the State Attorney's Office and
a $150 public defender's lien.
Bailey will not be prosecuted
on a charge of domestic vio-
lence.
Jack Dylan Bishop plead-
ed guilty to possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana.
He was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to time served in
the Nassau County Jail. Bishop
will not be prosecuted on
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sion of controlled substance
paraphernalia. He was ordered
to pay $100 to the State
Attorney's Office, $448 in court
costs and a $150 public defend-
er's lien.
Atrial date of May 11 was
set for Bennie Joe Boatright
on charges of felony DUI and
habitual driving with a license
that has been suspended or
revoked.
Samuel Robert Brown
pleaded guilty to violating pro-
bation for a conviction of grand
theft. He was adjudicated guilty
and sentenced to time served
in the Nassau County Jail.
A trial date of April 20
was set for William George
Caiazzo on charges of posses-
sion of firearm ammunition by
a convicted felon, aggravated
assault, trespass to a structure
or conveyance and carrying a
concealed firearm.
Dennis Theodore Catlin
pleaded guilty to sale, delivery,
purchase or manufacture of
marijuana and dealing in stolen
property. He was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to nine
months in the Nassau County
Jail with credit for time served
followed by 18 months of drug
offender probation. He was
ordered to pay $448 in court
costs, a $150 public defender's
lien, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office and $775 in
restitution. Catlin will not be
prosecuted on charges of sale,
manufacture or delivery of a
counterfeit controlled sub-
stance and grand theft.
Justin Lee Dawley plead-
ed not guilty to violating pro-
bation for a conviction of grand
theft.
James Cory Gibbs plead-
ed not guilty to robbery, aggra-
yated battery and aggravated
assault.
Brodrick Ladrell Greene
pleaded guilty to sale or deliv-
ery of cocaine. He was adjudi-
cated guilty and sentenced to
24 months in a state prison
with credit for time served.
Greene was ordered to pay
$100 to the State Attorney's
Office, $448 in court costs and
a $150 public defender's lien.
Walter Joseph Hanzek
pleaded not guilty to violating
probation for a conviction of


child abuse without great bod-
Sily harm.
Betty Bennett Lechner
pleaded not guilty to posses-
sion of a controlled substance,
possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana, posses-
sion of controlled substance
paraphernalia, DUI and driv-
ing with a license that has been
suspended or revoked.
Roosevelt Sylvester Nel-
son Jr. pleaded guilty to sale
or delivery of cocaine. He was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to 18 months in a state
prison with credit for time
served. Nelson was ordered to
pay $448 in court costs, $100 to
the State Attorney's Office and
a $150 public defender's lien.
Nelson will not be prosecuted
on a charge of possession of
cocaine.
A trial date of April 20
was set for Lin Shawn Peacock
on a charge of fraudulent use of
a credit card.
A trial date of April 20
was set for Michael Allen
Perry on charges of lewd or
lascivious battery and con-,
tributing to the delinquency of
a minor.
Matthew Robin Thomp-
son pleaded not guilty to vio-
lating probation for a convic-
tioirof grand theft.
Russell Bryan Tyler
pleaded guilty to violating pro-
bation for a conviction of sale,
delivery, purchase or manu-
facture of marijuana. He was
adjudicated guilty and sen-
tenced to time served in the
Nassau County Jail.
Rose Marie White plead-
ed not guilty to robbery and
aggravated battery.
Jerry Phillip Williams
pleaded guilty to failure to reg-
ister as a sex offender. He will
be sentenced on Feb. 26.
Raymond Leamond
Wilson Jr. pleaded guilty to
felony battery. He was adjudi-
cated guilty and sentenced to
time served in the Nassau
County Jail and two years
of probation, and he was
ordered to pay $348 in court
costs, a $150 public defender's
lien, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office and $352 in
fines.
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date of April 10; 2009 on N. Fletcher, Highland St.,
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Preschool children from
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seniors at the adult day
healthcare program at the
Council on Aging celebrate
Valentine's Day on
Thursday. The seniors and
children exchanged valen-
tines they had made and
enjoyed making a valentine
craft together.


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The Nassau County
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present the final plan for
the county's Vision 2032
project.
The workshop session
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WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 18.2009
NEiWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


26-2 Pirates crowned district chat


Host region

quarterfinal

on Thursday
BETH JONES
News-Leader
Sweet revenge. That's how
the Pirates celebrated Valent-
ine's Day.
The Fernandina Beach
High School boys basketball
team upset top-seed Ribault in
the District 4-3A championship
game at FBHS Saturday night,
avenging an earlier loss to the
Trojans this season and last
year's defeat in the title game.
"We were five seconds away
from winning it last year,"
FBHS Coach Matt Schreiber
said.
They weren't denied this
year. On back-to-back nights,
the Pirates (26-2) defeated the
only two teams able to collect
wins against them this season,
topping Yulee 69-57 Friday in
the semifinal and Ribault 67-45
Saturday in the championship.
Ribault was the top seed and
boasted an 8-0 district record
heading into Saturday's game.
The Pirates were seeded sec-
ond, one spot ahead of Yulee.
'We felt this was the team
you would have to beat to win
this district," Schreiber said of
Ribault. "I was really pleased
with our focus and defensive
intensity from the start. I knew
we could win the game, but I
didn't really think we could
dominate defensively on the
board the way we did.
"The history of Fernandina
against Ribault has been all
Ribault's way. I think Fernan-
dina's only beaten them two
other times. It made it better to
win the district against Ribault
and we're aware, should we
advance, we could play them


PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Pirates avenged an earlier season loss to Ribault on Saturday night in the championship game of the District 4-3A tournament at Fernandina
Beach High School. Now 26-2 overall, the FBHS boys basketball team hosts Madison County Thursday in a regional quarterfinal game. Carlos
Holcey, left, scored 25 points Saturday to lead the Pirates. The team includes, front row from left, Jake Brogdon, Patrick Garvin, Holcey, Terin
Dallas, Zach Rocheleau; back row, Andrew Vrancic, Chris Keffer, Tai Alford, Stacey Lynch, James Russell and Billy Hunt.


again. It certainly won't be as
simple as this one."
It's been more than three
decades since the Pirates were
district champions. The last title
. came in 1976.
"It was an incredibly fun
game and I want to thank all
the fans that come and support


us game after game and cheer
so loud all the time for us," said
Jake Brogdon, one of just two'
seniors on the FBHS squad.
The Pirates are in the play-
offs and are at home again
Thursday, hosting Madison
County in a regional quarterfi-
nal matchup. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.


Madison (14-11) is the dis-
trict runner-up to Florida High
out of Tallahassee, which hosts
Ribault Thursday. The winners
advance to the regional semifi-
nals Tuesday.
"It's gigantic to win the dis-
trict championship," Schreiber
said. "It was one of our goals. It


just improves your chances
when you play at home and
your followers locally can watch
you play again."
Schreiber said he knows lit-
tle of Madison County.
"We'll watch some tape on
them. and we'll be ready. on
Thursday," he said


The Pirates jumped out to
a 14-6 lead in the first quarter
and led 27-18 at halftime
Saturday. The third quarter
proved fatal for the Ribault.
Ti-ojans, who could muster just
six points while the Pirates put
PIRATES Continued on 2B


BASEBALL


Hornets win

preseason

tournament
Junior Jonathan Beaton went 6-for-
6 with four doubles, two singles, two
walks, three RBIs and three runs
scored to lead Yulee High School to
the Hawthorne Preseason Classic
championship by beating Gainesville'
Eastside 17-10 and Hawthorne 9-2.
The winning pitchers were sopho-
mores Andrew Minor and Nolen
Carlyle. )
Leading hitters for the Hornets
were freshman Marcus Taylor (4-for-
9 with two doubles, two runs, four
RBIs and one stolen base), senior Josh
Cassidy (5-for-9 with a double, five
runs, two RBIs and a walk), Minor (4-
for-8 with a double, a triple, four runs,
five RBIs and a pair of stolen bases),
senior Matt Malone (2-for-5 with four
runs scored) and senior Michael
Beasley (2-for-5 with two runs and an
RBI).
The Hornets opened the regular
season Monday at home with Robert
E. Lee High School and hosted West
Nassau Tuesday. They cap the week
at Hilliard Thursday.
The Fernandina Beach High
School baseball team traveled to
Baker County Tuesday and hosts
Fleming Island at 5:30 p.m. tonight.


STATE BOUND


PHOTO BY DAN SHANKS/COMMUNIIY NEWSPAPERS
Fernandina Beach High School senior Donnie Moore, left, wrestles Suwan-
nee's Filmore McMillan in the Region 1-1A meet Saturday at Bradford
County. McMillan won 3-1, sending Moore to wrestlebacks. Moore, 215
pounds, beat opponents from Wewahitchka, Wakulla, Clay and Rickards
Saturday and was victorious in the consolation finals to take third place. The
lone state qualifier for Nassau County, Moore is making his second straight
trip to the state meet this weekend in Lakeland. More photos, 3B.


TRACK & FIELD


Strasser takes first place

in mile at indoor meet


BETH JONES
News-Leader
Stephanie Strasser is used to
running indoors. She competed
indoors while living just out-
side Chicago, but the Fernan-
dina Beach High School junior
and her twin sister, Christina,
will likely be the only Pirates
competing in indoor track and
field events this spring.
"Why. would you?" she said.
"It's Florida."
On Feb. 7, Strasser com-
peted individually in the Jimmy
Carnes Indoor Track & Field
Meet at the University of
Florida. She won the mile event
and placed second in the 800m.
"We were battling it out at
the end," Strasser said.
She posted a time of 2:21 in
the 800n1, which Strasser said
is an improvement over her
best time of 2:36 last season in
Illinois.
"I had a great season last
year," she said. "So, I feel con-
fident. My times are so much
faster."
She won the mile with a
time of 5:17.
But, Strasser will still be run-


BETH JONES/NEWS-I.EADER
Stephanie Strasser won
the mile event in the
Jimmy Carnes Indoor
Track & Field Meet Feb. 7
at the O'Connell Center on
the University of Florida
campus. She was second
in the 800m.

ning outside this spring. She
said she'll compete in any event
from the 400m to the two-mile
RUN Continued on 3B


Taunting penalty should not erase points in college football
T he NCAA rules committee is consid-' ,. Urban Meyer. For those of Spurrier questioned whether Kiffin had basketball team, which used a scorching first
ering adopting a college football con- you who recently awoke from passed the recruiting test the day after the 33- half of shooting to outlast Florida 88-86 in
trol that would erase touchdowns hibernation, Kiffin accused year-old took the UT job. Athens Saturday. The Dogs, who had been
when they involve taunting. Finger Florida's coach of violating a "I didn't call the (SEC) commissioner whin- winless in the Southeastern Conference before
pointing, abusive language, chest thumping NCAA rule that didn't exist ing about it," Kiffin said. "I just shot back at knocking off the Gators, took advantage of a
and interaction with fans are just a few of the and then issued a canned him, joking around with him. We'll make sure 32-point performance from senior G-F
behaviors that would be considered taunting if .4 apology. But I'm starting to we're aware of how sensitive people are Terrance Woobury, who hit all seven of his
and when the rule is put into play. As it stands like the idea of having this around here." shots in the first half, five of them coming
now, taunting results in a dead ball, 15-yard guy around, if for nothing That Kiffin's a funny guy. What's that say- from behind the three-point line. Georgia
penalty that is assessed on the ensuing kick- else than the entertainment ing, "One foot in the grave?" Here's to hoping sealed the deal with some clutch free-throw
off. value he provides. Every time Kiffin at least makes it through what is typical- shooting down the stretch.
I, for one, hope the rule isn't adopted. SPORTS Kiffin opens that pie hole of ly a slow news summer ... The Gators, meanwhile, proved once again
Think the referees have the ability to decide a his, something inane but Did you hear the Miami Hurricanes foot- if their outside shots aren't falling, there is lit-
game's outcome now? This new idea would TALK extremely quotable seems to ball team has canceled flights to Orlando and tle else they can do to manufacture a victory.
give them the authority to take points off the come out. Tampa and will instead take charter buses to Head coach Billy Donovan must be pulling his
board any time they perceive that a scoring JOHN L. Addressing his accusa- road games against the University of Central hair out having to play Dan Werner and
player isn't acting right. At least phantom hold- CRAWFORD tions of Meyer, Kiffin basical- Florida and the University of South Florida Chandler Parsons in the spots manned by
ing calls involve some form of contact. ... ly told a packed house that next season? Head coach Randy Shannon, who Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah not so very
Football is a game of emotion. Players are Florida's coach needed to made the final decision, said the move will long ago. But then again, comparing Florida
going to get excited. Bottom line, this should loosen up. According to Volquest.com, the save the university $140,000. basketball of two years ago to Florida basket-
not decide the outcome of a game ... coach explained that he was only joking when So now we know that Shannon can recruit ball now is like comparing varsity and middle
I'm starting to come around on the value of he threatened to turn Meyer in for breaking and has some business savvy. Miami fans are school athletes. The only similarity is they
new University of Tennessee head football recruiting rules. Kiffin also basically said undoubtedly hoping he can follow that up with both wear uniforms.
coach Lane Kiffin. Of course, the youngster Meyer needed to learn to react like he did a little head coaching savvy, and soon ... John L. Crawford's column appears Wednes-
had no business attacking the character of when South Carolina head coach Steve A tip of the cap to the University of Georgia days. E-mail him atjlcrawford727@aol.com.


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2009 SCHEDULES

FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Feb. 19-21 State at Lakeland 10:00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Baseball
Feb. 18 FLEMING ISLAND 5,30
Feb. 20 PONTE VEDRA 6:00
Feb. 26 at Bishop Snyder* 4:00
Feb. 27 UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN 6:00
March 2 TRINITY' 6:00
March 6 at Winter Haven 7:00
March 7 at Lake Wales 12:00
March 10 at Bolles* 6:00
March 11 MARIST 6:00
March 13 YULEE* 7:00
March 18 ANDERSON CO. (Tenn.) 7:00
March 20 at West Nassau" 6:00
March 21 WAYNE COUNTY, Ga. 1:00
March 24 Nease at Baseball Grounds 6:00
March 27 at University Christian 4:00
March 31 at Yulee 6:00
April 3 EPISCOPAL' 7:00
April 4 at Wayne County 1:00
April 8-11 DIAMOND CLASSIC TBA
April 14 at Baldwin* 6:00
April 16 at Reming Island 4:00
April 17 at Lake City-Columbia 7:00
April 20 at Camden County 6:00
April 24 LEE 7:00
April 27-30 District at Episcopal TBA
* District 4-3A games
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Baseball
Feb. 20 at RFleming Island 3:30
Feb. 23 at West Nassau 5:00
Feb. 24 ORANGE PARK 5:00
Feb. 26 YULEE 6:00
March 6 FLEMING ISLAND 6:00
March 9 ENGLEWOOD 5:00
March 10 BOLLES 5:00
March 13 at Ponte Vedra 6:00
March 18 at Englewood 5:00
March 19 at Yulee 6:00
March 24 PONTE VEDRA 6:00
March 25 WEST NASSAU 5:00
March 30 at Bolles 5:00
April 1-2 Tournament at Yulee TBA
April 6 at Orange Park 6:30
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Baseball
Feb. 19 BOLLES 6:00
Feb. 20 HILLIARD 6:00
Feb. 24 at Baldwin 6:00
Feb. 26 at Femandina Beach 6:00
Feb. 27 HAWTHORNE 4:30
March 2 at Camden County, Ga. 6:00
March 4 WEST NASSAU 5:00
March 7 at First Coast 12:00
March 9 BISHOP SNYDER 6:00
March 12 at Hilliard 6:30
March 13 BALDWIN 6:00
March 19 FERNANDINA BEACH 6:00
March 20 EPISCOPAL 6:00
March 23 CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. 5:00
March 25 FIRST COAST 5:30
March 27 TRINITY CHRISTIAN 5:00
April 1 JV HORNET SPRING CLASSIC
First Coast-West Nassau 4:00
Femandina Beach-Yulee 7:00
April 2 Consolation game 4:00
Championship 7:00
April 14 at Bolles 6:00
April 16 at Camden Co. spring tourney
April 18 vs. Coffee County TBA
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Baseball
Feb. 19. at Hilliard 6:30
Feb. 23 MANDARIN CHRISTIAN 6:00
Feb. 24 BALDWIN* 6:00
Feb. 27 HAWTHORNE 7:00
March 5 ST. JOHNS CO. DAY 6:00
March 6 at Episcopal* 7:00
March 9 at Camden County, Ga. 6:00
March 10 HILLIARD 6:00
March 13 at Femandina Beach* 7:00
March 17 at Mandarin Christian 5:00
March18 FIRST COAST 6:00
March 20 at Hawthorne 7:00
March 24 at Bishop Snyder* 4:00
March 26 at Orange Park 6:30
March 27 at Trinity Christian* 4:00
March 31 FERNANDINA BEACH 6:00
April 4 at St. Johns Country Day 12:00
April 6 at Robert E. Lee 4:30
.Aprll14 -BOLLES -' 1" i;.: ;qi ;6:00r lI
April 17 ANDREW JACKSON 6:00
April 21 BISHOP SNYDER (seniors) 6:00 .
April 23 at Andrew Jackson 6:00
April 24 at Gainesville 7:00
April 27-30 District at Episcopal
*District game
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Softball
Feb. 18 at Bolles 7:00
Feb. 20 BAKER COUNTY 6:00
Feb. 24 at Episcopal* 6:00
Feb. 26 TRINITY* 7:00
Feb. 27 at West Nassau* 6:00
March 2 at First Coast 6:00
March 4 FLETCHER 6:00
March 6 BALDWIN* 6:00
March 10 EPISCOPAL* 6:00
March 11 BISHOP SNYDER* 6:00
March 13 atYulee* 6:00
March 17 atTrinty* 7:00
March 23 at Stanton 6:00
March 26 WEST NASSAU* 6:00
April 1 at St Joseph 6:30
April 2 BOLLES* 7:00
April 3 at Ed White 6:00
April 16 UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN 6:00
April 17 ST. JOSEPH (seniors) 6:30
April 20-25 District at Bolles
*District game
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Welghtilifting
March 4 at Union County 3:00
March 18 at Bradford County 3:30
March 27 Section qualifier at Baker 12:00
April 1 COUNTY MEET 3:45
April 6 Section qualifier at Baker 12:00
April 11 Section 3-1A meet at Baker 10am
April25 State lA at N.Port Richey 10:30
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Softball
Feb. 19 atHilliard 6:00
Feb. 24 TRINITY CHRISTIAN 6:30
Feb 26 BISHOP SNYDER 6:00
Feb. 27 BOLLES 6:00
March 2 at Fletcher 6:30
March 3 at Baldwin 6:00
March 5 EPISCOPAL 6:00
March 10 at Trinity Christian 6:30
March 13 FERNANDINA BEACH 6:00
March 17 at Bishop Snyder 5:15
March 19 at Providence 6:30
March 20 at West Nassau 6:00
March 26 BALDWIN 6:00
March31 at Bolles 6:00
April 1 at Episcopal 6:30
April 6 at Bartramr Trail 5:00
April 14 HILLIARD 6:00
April 16 STANTON (seniors) 6:00
April 20- District at Belles TBD
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Tennis
Feb. 20-21 at St. Johns Classic 2:00
Feb. 24 WEST NASSAU (AlP) 4:00
Feb. 26 CAMDEN COUNTY (AIP) 4:00
March 4 at Bishop Snyder 4:00
March 6-7 at Camden Invitational 3:00
March 9 at Bolles 4:30
March 10 BISHOP KENNY (AIP) 4:00
March 11 atStanton 4:00
March 17 BAKER COUNTY 4:00
March 19 at St. Johns Country Day 4:00
March 20 PAXON (AlP) 4:00
March 24 at West Nassau 4:00
March 25 BISHOP SNYDER (AlP) 4:00
March 31 at Yulee 4:00


April 13-14 DISTRICT 3-2A 8am
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Track and Field
Feb. 24 at Raines 4:00
March 3 at RIbault 4:00
March 10 at West Nassau 4:00
March 19 WEST NASSAU 4:00
March 21 Bob Hayes at Raines 8am
April 2 County at Yulee 4:00
April16 District 4-2A at Raines 12:00
April 24 Region 1-2A in Tallahassee TBA
May 2 State 2A at Winter Park TBA
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Tennis
Feb. 19 at Bolles 4:15
Feb. 24 BAKER COUNTY 3:30
Feb. 26 at Hilliard 2:00
March 3 at West Nassau 4:00
March 5 BALDWIN 3:30
March 12 BISHOP KENNY 3:30
March 19 HILLIARD 3:40
March 24 at Baldwin (girls) 4:15
March 25 ANDREW JACKSON 4:00
March 31 FERNANDINA BEACH 4:00
April 2 at Baker County 2:30


WEDNESDA. FEBRUARY 18. 2009 SPORTS News-Leader


DISTRICT HOOPS


PHOTOS BY BIi'TH JONES/NEWS-ILEADER
Before they reached the district title game, the Pirates faced the Yulee Hornets Friday in the District 4-3A semifinal. From left, Yulee's John
Copeland and Pirate Patrick Garvin fight for a rebound; Yulee's Jarell Mitchell with a layup; Yulee's Derrick Peterson and FBHS's Carlos Holcey
go for a rebound; FBHS's Andrew Vrancic pulls down a board.


..". .


The Pirates' lone seniors Jake Brogdon and James Russell, left, show off the district championship trophy. Right, Tai Alford and Carlos Holcey
celebrate after Saturday's win.


FBHS
Principal
Jane
Arnold
congratu-
lates bas-
ketball
coach
Mart
Schreiber
Saturday
after the
SPirates,,
clinched
the district
title for
the first
time since
1976.


PIRATES Continued from lB
up 21. FBHS boasted a 48-24 lead after
three quarters. -
FBHS junior Carlos Holcey hadc a
double-double with 25 points and 14
rebounds to go along with four assists
and a steal.
Tai Alford had 12 points and
Brogdon chipped in 11 with a trio of
three-pointers and also had four assists
and a steal. Andrew Vrancic had eight
points and five rebounds on the night.
:;,En route to Saturday's titleigame, ,'
the .Pirates eliminated.-the .Yulee
Hornets. It was the ourth finting bof
the two teams this season.
"When you're trying to-win a dis-
trict, you just have to win, regardless
of what has happened before,"


Schreiber said. "We struggled to find
our rhythm.in that game, especially on
the offensive end. We kept making
plays defensively. Once we were able
to have. some good things happen
offensively, we were able to build a
little lead."
The Pirates led by just two at half-
time; but a 27-point third quarter put
the Pirates out of reach.
Holcey was again the Pirates' top
,scorer with 19 points. He also had six
steals and a pair of rebounds. Holcey
was seven-of-eight from the free-throw
line. Brogdon and Alford had 14 points
'lach and Patrick Garvin added 10.
Alford was the leading rebounder with
eight. He and Garvin had three steals
apiece and Garvin pulled down six
boards. Terin Dallas had five steals.


SPORTS SHORTS


Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will hold a
board meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at
the ballpark on Goodbread Road.

Garage sale for Stingrays
A Make-Offer Garage Sale to ben-
efit the Team Fernandina Stingrays
swimmers will be held from 6-7:30
p.m. Feb. 19 in the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center auditorium. No
advance pricing required; no offer
refused as a donation. Pizza, lemon-
ade and tea will be available

YMCAflagfootball
The McArthur Family YMCA is
offering youth flag football this spring
for ages 6-14 (as of Jan. 1). Each par-
ticipant receives an official NFL Flag
reversible jersey with the Jacksonville
Jaguars logo. Registration runs
through March 21 with games on
Thursday and practices Mondays or
Tuesday. Call 261-1080.


Registered shoot
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot
Shot Trail in Yulee, will hold a NSCA
registered shoot at 1 p.m. today. Fee
is $60 ($44 for junior.and sub-juniors).
Fee includes lunch. Call 753-4619 or
548-9818 or e-mail
clyde@ameliashotgunsports.com.

Babe Ruth opening day
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth will
hold opening day ceremonies Feb. 28
at the ballpark, 1001 Beech St.

Yulee little League
Yulee Little League will hold an
umpires clinic from 10 a.m. to noon
Feb. 21. Opening day is March 7 with
ceremonies starting at 9 a.m.

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 seg-
ment through the Egans Creek
Greenway; and a free pancake break-
fast for all registered runners ($5 for
non-runners). The race will also fea-
ture 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
registered runners.
Fees for the 5K/10K is $25. There
will also be half-mile and one-mile fun
runs for children 10 and younger, with
a $10 registration. Walkers are also
welcome to sign up for the 5K event.
Registration forms are available at
Nassau HealthFoods on T.J. Courson
Road, the YMCA on Citrona Drive,
Club .14 Fitness on South 14th Street
and online at Amelialsland
Runners.com. Call (904) 624-0027.

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

Umpires neededL
Baseball and softball umpires can
join the River City Umpires
Association. For information, call Terry
Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or Aaron
Knowles at (904) 962-7184 or visit
www.rivercityumps.com.

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

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

Sports association
The Nassau County Sports
Association meets at 7 p.m. the first
Tuesday of the month at the county
building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-
1609.

Women's flag football
Coach Rod Johnson of
Jacksonville is looking for ladies inter-
ested in competing in a women's flag
football tournament in Canada in
June. Any women ages 18-40 in
Northeast Florida interested in playing


may call Johnson at (904) 949-0934
or e-mail him at jaxljags@aol.com.
Tryouts will be early March..

Yoga dasses
Y Yoga, 961687-201 E Gateway
Blvd., offers a stretch and strengthen-
ing 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 dome-
healingcenter.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'br 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 buffy-
actd@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
The Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department has a fitness
area at Peck Gym which includes a
weight room with free weights, selec-
torized equipment, treadmills and
elliptical machines. Personal training
is also available. Monthly packages
include dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Fitness classes are held
Monday and Thursday nights at Peck
Gym. Each class is a full-body work-
out involving free weights, cario,
stretching and abdominal work. Fee is
$3 per class. Call 277-7364.
OutFIT outdoor fitness and condi-
tioning 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 work-
outs, nutritional guidance, fitness edu-
cation. Classes are Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays at 6:45 a.m.
or 9 a.m. Also offered are a swim clin-
ic, running clinic, strength and condi-
tioning class, core body class, zener-
gy class and off-road trail adventure.
Visit www.PersonalBestSports.net or
call 624-0027.
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200
Suite 4 in Yulee, offers step and
sculpt, strength training 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 reed-
ntoni@aol.com.
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th
St., offers nutritional counseling, per-
sonal training, group fitness and
cycling, strength training and cardio,
childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas/Visit www.clubl 4fitness.com.
The McArthur Family YMCA,
1915 Citrona Drive, offers various fit-
ness 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 per-
sonal training studio dedicated to pro-
moting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and
nutrition, focusing on preventing dia-
betes, cancer and heart disease and
also working with clients who may
have sustained injuries or have had
joint replacements. Call 261-0698 for
information. The studio is open six
days a week.

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 skills.
Call (704) 373-0873 or visit www.ten-
starcamp.com.
To submit an item for this column,
contact Beth Jones at 261-3696 or e-
mailbjones@fbnewsleader.com.









WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader


Greenwood's 18 points wins blitz


WRESTLING A REGION


It was a good week for
playing golf as 75 players
came out on both Wednesday
and Friday to play in the blitz
last week at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club.
On Wednesday Ken
. Ridgeway, with a one-under-
par 72, took individual hon-
ors, but his was not the best
of the week. On Friday Jim
Greenwood had an 84 with
one of the highest ever plus
points at 18 to take the hon-
ors. Claude Hartley (87) and
Charles Helenbrook (86)
shared second and third place
on Wednesday at plus 9.
Ridgeway's plus 15 got
help from Jim McFarland (95,
plus 3) and Lind Swenson (87,
plus 3) as the team that
included Mickey Rushton (90,
minus 3) came in first at plus
18.
Helenbrook's plus 9
enabled the team of Jack
Croake (81, plus 5), Bruce
Porter (90, plus 2) and Rudy
Campanale (99, minus 1) to
finish in second place at plus
15.
With all the winning teams
being in double figures, the
team of John Rudd (92, plus
8), Gerald Wilder (84, plus 4),
Michael Parker (79, plus 3)
and Jim Ewing (97, minus 3)
tied the five-man team of
Hartley (plus 9), Sam DuBose
(87, plus 7), Price Poole
(even-par 73, even), P.W.
Nobles (88, minus 1) and
Freelon Pate (95, minus 3) as
they shared third and fourth
places at plus 12.
In addition to the plus 18
of Greenwood on Friday,
Mickey Rushton had an 80
and plus 9 to take second
place individually. There was
a five-way tie for third place at
plus 8 between Charles
Benefield (87), Jack Harrison
(83), Claude Hartley (87),
Larry Hutchison (83) and
Tom Roberts (77). Of the five,
just Roberts made it onto a
winning team.
Even with Greenwood's
plus 18, the best the team -
which included Doug Wolfe
(87, plus 2), Dave Mason (82,
minus 3) and John Holmes
(79, minus 2) could do was
finish in a first-place tie at
plus 15 with the five-man
team of Rushton (plus 9),
Tom Gray (82, plus 3),
Charles Kicklighter (88, plus
3), Gerald Wilder (91, plus 1)
and Lind Swenson (89, minus
1).
For the second day in a
row, all the winning teams fin-
ished in double figures with a
score of plus 14 only being ,
good'for a tie for third and
fourth places. The all-plus
team of Roberts (plus 8),
Mike Joyce (even-par 73, plus
3), Freddie Boatright (1,
plus 2) and Bob Sibley (94,
plus 1) tied with another all-
plus team of Wayne
Mortenson (85, plus 7), Ed
Lormand (94, plus 3), Jody
Green (79, plus 3) and Joe
Parrish (74, plus 1).
With an association spon-
sored tournament being held,
there was no Saturday
Morning Breakfast Mixer.

Valentine's Day tourney
In a Valentine's Day
Scramble, which was a joint
enterprise of the Fernandina
Beach men's and women's
golf associations, 28 players
(seven teams) took part.
There was a tie forfirst place
with a score of eight-under-


Amelia Island Plantation
will host a men's and
women's doubles weekend to
benefit the Yulee Tennis
Foundation USTA Junior
Development program. Men
will play Saturday and women
play Sunday. All proceeds
from the $10 per person entry
fee will go to the development
program. Divisions are 35 and
younger and 35 and older.
Register with Michele
Maharaj by Thursday at 5
p.m. Call 548-1472.
Amelia National will be the
site for another YTF junior
clinic Saturday from noon to 2
p.m. Fee is $10 per person.
Register by Thursday with
Michele Maharaj, 548-1472.
The clinic will focus on drills
and gaine strategy.
March 1 from 2-4 p.m.
Amelia Island Plantation and
YTF will host USTA's Tennis
Night in America and YQuth
Registration Night. There will
be a junior round robin for
advanced players and an on-
court clinic for beginners.
The $15 fee per person will
pay for a year's junior mem-
bership in the USTA as well
as a goody bag and refresh-
ments.
The Nassau County
School District as a whole
may register with the USTA
tennis in the schools pro-


GOLF NEWS

par 65 between the team of
Sammy Alvarez, John Bray,
Richard Harbeson, Nancy
Inboden and the team Larry
Brauda, Mickey Rush-ton,
Scott Inboden and B.J.
Murphy.
There was also a tie for
third place as the team of
Price Poole, Douglas Wolfe,
Ron Peterson, Bill Flynn fin-
ished with a four-under-par 69
as did the team of Jim
Roberts, Lee Murray, Jim
Hurley and Mary Miller.

Ladies results
On Feb. 10 the Fernandina
Beach Women's Golf Associa-
tion played low gross, low net
for the day's golf event at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Winners for A flight were
Linda Scott, low gross, 81;
Diana Hunter, first low net,
69; and tied for second low
net were Mary Poole and Sue
Robison with 71s.
The B flight low gross win-
ner was B.J. Murphy, 92; first
low net went to Jayne Paige,
73; and second low net to
Jean Taylor with a 75. There
was a tie for low gross in the
C flight. Fran Shea and Helen
Hirsch's scorecards were
matched using the first test
method of the best score for
the last nine holes. Shea won
by one point with a score of
100. First low net went to
Helen Hirsch with a 71 and
second low net went to
Kathleen Hilmer with a 73.
Low gross winner in D
flight went to Nancy Inboden
with a score of 101. First low
net winner was Sheryl
Gerhardt with a score of 69
and second place went to Pat
Johnson with a score of 71.

HootersTour
For the first time ever, the'
National Golf Association's
Hooters Professional Golf
Tour, presented by Hooters of
America and Naturally Fresh
Foods, is coming to Amelia
Island Plantation, for The
Amelia Island Plantation NGA
Classic presented by Valley
Crest. The event will take
place March 2-8 on the Oak
Marsh Course.
A portion of the proceeds
from The Amelia Island
Plantation NGA Classic pre-
sented by Valley Crest will go
to benefit Communities In
Schools of Nassau County, a
private, non-profit organiza-
tion that connects resources
from public and private sec-
tors with at-risk students.
They utilize the power of part-
nerships to serve students,
schools and communities.
The total purse will be
$200,000 with $33,566 going
to the winner.
During tournament week,
there will be a Qualifier on
Monday for 10 spots into the
event, a Hooters Store
Scramble Monday afternoon,
a junior clinic hosted by pros
of the Hooters Tour Tuesday
afternoon, a Pro-Am Wednes-
day that gives amateurs a
chance to play with the play-
ers along with four fierce
days of competition by the
future stars of the PGA Tour.
The NGA/Hooters Tour is
the third largest men's 72-
hole professional golf tour in
the country, behind the PGA
and Nationwide Tours. For


gram. Register your school
for the 2009 year
www.ustafloridaschools.com.
February tennis schedule
for the Yulee tennis courts in
the Yulee Sports Complex is
as follows: Nassau Home
School Education meets
Monday from 3-5 p.m. and
Tuesday from 9-10 a.m.;
afterschool clinics for junior
players are Tuesdays and
Thursday from 4-5 p.m. and
from 5-6 p.m.
The 2009 FCTF Junior
Grand Prix schedule is open
to novice players, girls and
boys in age divisions 8, 10, 12
and 14. The next event will be
Saturday at Florida Yacht
Club. Call (904) 389-4281.
Deadline to enter is today by
5 p.m. These tournaments
introduce youths to play with-
out the rigors of USTA tour-
naments.
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.
For current information
regarding tennis in Nassau
County, visit www.yuleetenn-
isfoundation.com. or contact
Judi Turner at davejudi@bell-
south.net.


information, visit
www.HOOTERSTOUR.com.
Anyone with questions
about sponsorship opportuni-
ties contact Regional
Tournament Director Ryan
Waters at 803.348.3045 or
ryanwaters@hooterstour.com
or the NGA/Hooters Tour
office at 843-281-TOUR
(8687). For information about
Amelia Island Plantation, visit
www.AIPFL.com.

FSGAtournaments 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 Dia-
mond Ranch in Lecanto April
14-16. Players can qualify
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 June 15 to 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.
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.
Visit Www.fsga.org.


Above left Yulee's Justin
Love, 140 pounds, wres-
tles South Walton's Ho-
ward Young. Young won by
pin in 4:35. Above right,
FBHS's Pit LeBrun, 145,
wrestles Fort White's Chad
Stinett. Stinett won by pin.
Left, Josh Dennis of Yulee,
135, wrestles Creekside's
Daniel Williams. Dennis
won by pin in 4:45.
LeBrun and teammate
Sean Watkins made it to
the third round of wrestle-
backs.


RUN Continued from 1B
for the Pirates this spring, but says the mile is
her favorite.
"I do the 400m and 800m for speed training,"
she said. "I like to change it up. But in the big
meets, I focus on the mile and two-mile. I believe
in being well-rounded."
Strasser and her sister run together.
""It's nice to have someone feeling your pain'
on workouts," Strasser said.
But she said they're only competitive with"
each other when it comes to school.
"She's got me on grades," Strasser said. "But
she's a good athlete and I'm a good student, so
we balance each other out."


Strasser, who transferred to FBHS last fall,
competed on the Pirate cross country team and
took third place among females'in the state this
past season.
Strasser said she's "hard-core" and actually
liked running in the snow. Now she's having to
adjust to Florida weather.
"I could have done better if I could have
been more used to the climate," Strasser said.
-*'Its the humidityAIt.took awhile-to get used to."
:; Strasser, who has laved se,'.erai] .sp'.rts, sid
:her spot of choice wa' an unlikely one.
"I never even thought I would do it," she
said. "I thought I was slow."
The Pirates open the track and field season
Tuesday at Raines.


SPro Golf Weekly Update

. . Feb. 19 22, 2009


Northern Trust Open The Northern Trust Open, for-
Defending: Phil ickelson merly known as the Nissan
Defending: Phi Mickelson
Total Purse: $6,300,000 Open and originally known as
al rs: 7, $ the Los Angeles Open has
Yards: 7,298 been part of the PGA Tour
M r since the mid-1920s. Chicago
based Northern Trust became the title sponsor of this event last year.
The tournament kicked off in 1926 with Harry Cooper being the inau-
gural winner. Since 1973, Riviera Country Club in Pacffic Palisades,
Calif. has hosted the tournament. MacDonald Smith holds the record
for the most victories, winning on four separate occasions in 1928,
1929, 1932 and 1934. Both Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer are three-
time champions of the then-Los Angeles Open.


Dustin Johnson'
Birthdate: June 22, 1984
Birthplace: Columbia, S.C.
Residence: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Turned Professional: 2007
World Ranking: 45th
2009 Earnings: $1,324,691
PGA Tour Wins: 2


Where did Arnold Palmer play college golf?


a) Duke ,
b) Penn State


c) Penn
d) Wake Forest


Answer: d) Palmer attended Wake Forest University, on
a golf scholarship, but left upon the tragic death of close
friend Bubby Worsham, and enlisted in the Coast Guard.


J Dustin Johnson won the weath- Tournament Results
er-hit Pebble Beach National 1st: Dustin Johnson
/ Pro-Am by four shots on Purse: $1,098,000
( Monday when the final round 2nd: Mike Weir
was washed out by rain. No Purse: $658,800
S play was possible on Sunday 3rd: Retief Goosen
S because of heavy rain and -Purse: $414,800
strong winds on the Pebble Beach Golf Links and organizers
t Iabandoned play on Monday morning with the course under water.
Johnson beat Mike Weir by four strokes, Retief Goosen by five and
Mark Calcavecchia and Bob Estes by six. The victory gave'the 24-year-old
Johnson a spot in the Accenture Match Play Championship at the end of the
month and the first two majors of the year, including the Masters.


One of the most difficult things for
t' the amateur golfer to adjust to is
the long putt on the green. Long
putting is a skill that is rarely prac-
r ticed and, consequently, whenev-
er we have a very long putt to
h' attempt, the end result is usually
not what we want. Most amatuers faced with a
long putt automatically go into the thought
process that they need to smack the ball to get
it to the hole. This thinking pattern will get you a
three-putt more times than not. When you try to
kill the putt, all of the motion in your putting
stroke comes from the wrist. The ball usually
pops up off the ground and there is little to no
chance for success. A long putting stroke needs
to be generated by the shoulders with nothing to
do with your wrists.


John Cook says his good buddy, Tiger Woods, rehabbing from last June's knee
surgery, is ready to hit the PGA Tour anytime he wants. He played three con- -.
secutive days with him a week ago at their home course of Isleworth in suburban CN .
Orlando, and was extremely impressed. "Tiger's going at it full go, full shots, full dri-
vers," Cook said over the weekend while playing in the Champions Tour's Allianz
Championship. Some of the swings were so ferocious, Cook was worried about Woods
hurting himself. "I'm like, Are you OK?," Cook said. "He says, I'm fine, never better." Cook said he
didn't ask Woods when he would return to action. "He's on schedule, my guess is probably some-
time in March, but I don't know," Cook said. "I didn't think it was my business to ask him, and he would
have told me if he wanted me to know. I would anticipate Doral or Bay Hill."


I G fV c .


Event: Northern Trust Open
Day Time
Thu-Fri, 2/19-2/20 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sat-Sun, 2/21-2/22 3:00pm-6:00pm


Network
QOLF
CBS


I ed upRakigss I


Through Feb. 16, 2009
Rank & Player
1) Kenny Perry
2) Zach Johnson
3) Nick Watney
4) Dustin Johnson
5) Geoff Ogilvy
6) Pat Perez
7) Charley Hoffman
8) Mike Weir
9) David Toms
10 Davis Love Ill


Points
666
647
645
624
589
557
486
463
410
322


Feb. 22, 1888 Scotsman John Reid, regarded as
the father of American golf, made three holes in a
meadow opposite his New York home. Reid had
asked a friend, Bob Lockhart, to bring back golf clubs
and balls from a return trip from Scotland. Reid
demonstrated the game to friends on George
Washington's birthday Because of his promotion and
enthusiastic instruction, neighbors and friends met in
November 1888 to formally establish St. Andrews
Golf Club at Yonkers-on-the-Hudson, N.Y.


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Beau Baxter, 119-pound wrestler for Fernandina Beach High School, wrestles
Bolles' Matt Howell Saturday in the region meet at Bradford. Howell won 9-4.


TENNIS NEWS


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OUTDOORS


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 2009/NEWS-LEADER


Crawford lands 103.5-pound black drum


D during a late after- Sinkers bait
noon fishing trip to and tackle
the St. Marys north shop to be
jetty red can, Derek weighed
Crawford, Jeff Ide and broth- properly on
ers Frank and Donald the Nassau
Spencer were simply not pre- Sport
pared for the big school of Fishing
fish that awaited their arrival. Association's
"I navigated my 21-foot certified
Sundance saltwater fishing OUTDOORS tournament
boat to the tip of the St. ...- scales.
Marys north jetty rocks and TerryLacoss However, the
anchored just north of the red tournament
can," Crawford said. "The was not scheduled to begin
majority of our fishing tackle until March 6-and the scales
included 16-pound gear, while had not been set up. Whitman
we had one 50-pound class estimated Crawford's drum to
fishing rod and reel on board. weigh over 80 pounds.
The only bait we had was "We then drove over to
week-old dead shrimp. I ques- Charlie Taylor's Atlantic Bait
tioned whether we would & Seafood, where the drum
have any luck at all with the was weighed on certified
old, somewhat deteriorating scales," Crawford said. "We
shrimp. were extremely excited to see
"The tide was dead low the weight, which read'103.5
with very little current,' when pounds." ,
we dropped the boat's anchor The current Georgia black
to the bottom and began rig- drum all-tackle record was
going our terminal bottom fish- caught by Timothy Belcher of
ing tackle with dead shrimp. St. Marys in April of 1998.
We hadn't been fishing long Belcher's record-breaking
before a big fish ate my dead black drum was caught off
shrimp and began putting up Drum Island and weighed
a pretty strong fight, which 86.8 pounds.
soon resulted in a broken I called Spud Woodward of
fishing line." the Georgia Department of
Like many seasoned salt- Natural Recourses and
water fishermen, Crawford's shared with him Crawford's
first instinct was to fish with big drum catch. A form is
heavier fishing tackle when presently being mailed to
losing a big fish because of a Crawford and, when filled out
parted fishing line. properly and returned with
"I rigged up the 50-pound the correct information, will
fishing rod and reel and become a new pending
dropped a dead shrimp down Georgia state record black
to the bottom, hoping to hook drum. I also asked Woodward
a second big fish," Crawford where the Georgia and
said. "Once again a big fish Florida boundaries are for
took my shrimp and it was both saltwater game fish
fight on. The big fish seem- records and for fishing
ingly pulled slowly along the license purposes.
bottom, leaving us to believe "We consider the middle
it may be a big shark that fre- of the St. Marys River and the
quently hangs out close to the middle of the St. Marys inlet
jetties for an easy meal from to be the dividing line,"
local shrimp boats. We also Woodward said. "If you are
had not ruled out a big ray fishing north of the middle of
that also keep the fight deep the St. Marys inlet or St.
in a tug-of-war type fight." Marys River, you will need a
After a 45-minute fight, a Georgia state saltwater fish-
massive drum showed up on ing license."
the surface, where Frank David Cartwright holds
Spencer easily lip gaffed the the Florida all-tackle black
bigdrum and hoisted,,, iaudrite4qwth bif92io ruo
Crawford's drum on board.: "' pound blaek'drum-heilanded-c
S"We stared a\ that big fish Ai' l 2, 2ri-1.'.ltartwrig-t'ai
laying in the bottom of our night fishing just off Main
boat, which actually dwarfed Beach with.blue crab on the
my 21-foot fishing boat," bottom when.his big drum
Crawford said. "We could not was caught. *
believe the size of that drum Stella Moore is' best
and right away estimated that known for her record-break-
it had to weigh at least 100 ing 93-pound black drum she
pounds." landed March 28, 1957.
The Fernandina Beach Moorestill holds Florida's 50-
fishing party continued to pound all-tackle black drum
fish, hooking several big record. It was one of the more
drum that soon broke off, notable saltwater records as
except for a smaller 40-pound Moore weighed 89 pounds,
black 'drum they managed to while the drum weighed 96
land. pounds.
Their big drum was taken The annual Nassau Sport
to Don Whitman's Leaders & Fishing Association Black


CANDY HAMMER/NEWS-LEADER
Derek Crawford, right, landed this 103.5-pound black drum Feb. 9 while fishing at the tip of the St. Marys north
jetty rocks. His big catch was officially weighed on Charlie Taylor's Atlantic Seafood certified scales and is now a
pending Georgia black drum record. Also pictured are Donald Spencer, left, and Jeff Ide.


I H hIt -. TEF.J., i l_ *.' rre, : I: AI-
Alex Mills, left, landed this 76-pound black drum some
six fishing seasons ago while fishing with her father,
Capt. Allen Mills. The big drum would have been a
youth record if her father had not mistakenly touched
Alex's fishing rod during the fight. David Cartwright.
above, is pictured with his Florida all-tackle record
black drum that weighed 96 pounds. Cartwright landed
his record drum on April 12, 2001, while fishing just
off Main Beach.


Drurim fishing tournament
gets under way with a cap-
tain's meeting March 6. The
meeting will be held at Ten


Acres and begins at 7 p.m.
Entry fee is $40 per angler
and the tournament runs
through April 19. Leaders &


Sinkers bait and tackle is the
official weigh-in station with
scales opening at 7 a.m. and
closing at 6 p.m. each day.


For information on the
annual drum tournament, call
Don Whitman at Leaders &
Sinkers, 321-5090.


OUTDOOR BRIEFS


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.coih.

Sheepshead tournament.
The Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing
Club's ninth annual El Cheapo Sheepshead
Tournament and fish fry will be Feb. 28 out of
the Mayport public boat ramp at Mike Scanlan
Park. Entry fee, which includes a captain's din-
ner, is $60 per boat by Feb. 20 and $80 there-
after. Entry fee for the junior angler division is
$10 per angler.
Grand prize is a J-14 Carolina Skiff, 25 hp
Mercury outboard, galvanized trailer and a
replica taxidermy mount. Prizes will be award-


ed through 15th place with five $100 mystery
weight drawings.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., followed
by the captain's meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in
the JOSFC clubhouse at the Mayport boat
ramp. Captains may register by mail, at any
JOSFC meeting (first and third Thursdays of
the month) or at the captain's meeting. Check-
out begins at 6:30 a.m., registration ends at
6:59 a.m., fishing begins at 7 a.m. and weigh-in
is from 2-4 p.m. Spectators are welcome, may
participate in the raffles and buy a fish dinner
for $8. The fish fry begins at 1 p.m. Feb. 28.
Visit www.jaxfish.com or contact tourna-
ment director Frank Joura at (904) 241-0777 or
by e-mail at FJoura@bellsouth.net.

Bassmasters meet
Nassau Bassmasters, associated with the
BASS National Federation and the Florida


FERNANDINA BEACH TIDES


Tides, Sun & M.oon: February 18 25, 2009


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.

4-H shooting sports
The Nassau County 4-H Safety and Educa-
tion 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 fair-
grounds in Callahan. The program 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.
Call Allison Haga at (904) 765-7158.

Marine auction
The St. Augustine Yacht Club will hold a
marine auction at noon March 7 at the
Lighthouse Park facility, allowing area boating
enthusiasts to buy and sell new orused
marine-related products and services.
Individuals and businesses are invited to par-


ticipate; professional auctioneers will be on
hand. Call (904) 824-9725 for information.

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


Moonrise 2-36A High 3:25A 557
W ed. Sunrise 703A Low 9:42A 1.33'
Moonrise 12:35P High .3:2BP 4.91'
2/18 Sunset 6:16P Low 9:38P 1.02'

Moonrise 3:27A High 4:27A 5.56'
Thurs Sunrise 7:02A Low 10:37A I 28

2/19 Moonrise 1.28P High 4:29P 493'
Sunset 6:17P Low 10.34P 095.
Fri. Moonrise 4:13A High 5:25A 5.679
F ri Sunrise 7.01A Low 11.30A 112
2/20 Moonrise 2:23P High 5:28P 509'
Sunset 6:17P Low 1128P 0.79
Sat Moonnse 4.55A High 6:16A 589'
Sat. Sunrise 7.00A Low 12"18P 088"

2 1 Moonrise 3.20P High P 53
Sunset 6:18P High 5:21P 534


Sun.

2/22

Mon.

2/23

Tues.

2/24

Wed.
2/25


Moonrise
Sunrise
Moonset
Sunset
Moonrise
Sunrise
Moonset
Sunser


5:31A
6:59A


4:18P Low
6:19P High
6:04A Low
6:58A, High
5:15P Low
6.20P High


Moonnse 6-35A' Low
Sunrise 6 57A High
Moonset 6-13P Low
Sunset 6:20P gh
.N-ew Moon 836P i
Sunrise 6-56A Low
Moonrise 70-14P High
Sunset 6.21 P Low
Moonrise 7:1OP High


12 18A 0.57
7:02A 61 I'
LO1P 0.60'
7:09P 5.62'
1:05A 0.33'
7:44A 6.28
1-41P 033'
754P 589-
147A Oil'
8.24A 638'
217P 060'
835P 612'"
2:28A -006'
9-02A 640'
2.52P -0.10'
9:15P 631'


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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.:09-DR-164
Division:
BRITT LEANNE ANDREWS,
Petitioner,
and
TERRY KIM ANDREWS,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Terry Kim Andrews
Respondent's last known
address: Kotzebu. Alaska
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on
action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Britt
Leanne Andrews, whose
address is 86059 Meredith Ct.,
Yulee, FL 32097, on or before
March 11, 2009. and file the
original with the clerk of this
Court at 76347 Veterans Way
Yulee, FL 32097. before service
on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition,


Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to
the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of doc-
uments and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings
Dated: Feb. 12, 2009
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Down Key
Deputy Clerk -
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NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is given pursuant to
the Self Storage Facility Act,
Florida Statutes, Chapter 83,
Part IV, that AAAA Self Storage.
a self storage facility, will sell
by auction to the highest bid-
der the contents of spaces
noted to the following lessees:
Lori Burling
Unit #083
Misc. Business Inventory
The sale will be held at
AAAA Self Storage facility
located at 1830 S. 8th Street,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
Nassau County. at 2:00 pm on
1 lth of March, 2009.
2t 02-18-25-2009
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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given to:
Robert L. Hollis
Last known address of:
96275 O'Neil-Scott Rd.
Fernandina Beach. Florida
32034
Pursuant to Section 98.075,
Florida Statutes, you are here-
by notified that you are poten-
tially Ineligible to be registered
to vote. Failure to respond


within thirty (30) days after this
notice is published may result
in a determination of ineligi-
bility by the supervisor and
removal of your name from
the statewide voter registra-
tion system. Please contact
the Nassau County Supervisor
of Elections Offic'e no later
than 30 days after the date
of This published notice to
receive information regarding
the basis for the potential inel-
igibility and the procedure to
resolve this matter. If further
assistance is needed, please
contact the Supervisor of
Elections at the numbers listed
below.
Vicki P Cannon
Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections
96135 Nassau Place, Suite 3
Yulee, Florida 32097
Telephone 904-491-7500
Toll Free 1-866-260-4301
TDD 904-491-7510
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LEGAL NOTICES


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY.
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 09-013-CA
DIVISION: A
RIO LAND & INVESTMENT
COMPANY. INC..
Plaintiff,
vs.
MOHAMMAD JUNAID, SYED
RAZA and ISLAND BREEZE
SHOPINC..
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF
ACTION
TO: Mohammad Junoid. Syed
Raza and Island Breeze Shop,
Inc.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been filed
against you for damages, costs
and reasonable attorney fees
in Nassau County. Florida.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defens-
es, if any. on A. Jeffrey
Tomassetti, plaintiffs' attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 1443, Fernandina Beach.
Florida 32035-1443, on or
before March 25.2009, and file
the original with the Clerk of"
this Court either before service
on plaintiffs' attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Dated this 28 day of
January, 2009.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD, CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT AND COUN-
TY COURTS, NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Amanda Steam
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000177
AURORA LOAN SERVICES,
LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KAREN JOHNSON; MORT- -
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN
BROTHERS BANK, FSB, A FED-
ERAL SAVINGS BANK:
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION F/K/A FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
FLORIDA. A NATIONAL BANK-
ING ASSOCIATION:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KAREN JOHNSON:; 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 3 day of
February, 2009, and entered In
Case No. 2008-CA-000177, of
the Circuit Court of the 4TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
Nassau County, Florida, where-
in AURORA LOAN SERVICES,
LLC is the Plaintiff and KAREN
JOHNSON; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR
LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK, FSB,
A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK;
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION F/K/A FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
FLORIDA. A NATIONAL BANK-
ING ASSOCIATION: UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KAREN JOHNSON:
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to thelhighest and best
bidder for cash at the AT 11:30
A.M. at the MAIN ENTRANCE
OF THE NASSAU COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL ANNEX, 76347 VETERANS
WAY, YULEE FL 32097 at the
Nassau County Courthouse, in
YULEE, Florida, at .11:30 a.m. on
the 9 day of March, 2009 the
following described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 141, OF HERON ISLES
PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 40
THROUGH 46. INCLUSIVE, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF NAS-
SAU COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN .
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their dis-
abilities, need special accom-
modation to participate In this
proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at 416
CENTER STREET, FERNANDINA
BEACH, FL 32034 or Telephone
Volce/TDD (904) 321-5700 not
later than five business days
prior to such proceeding.
Dated this 4 day of
February, 2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-09213
2t 02-11-18-2009
7248

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
23rd day of February, 2009. at
7:00 RM. at the Commission
Chambers, located in the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex, 96135 Nassau Place,
Yulee, Florida, intends to con-
sider for adoption the following
proposed ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO.2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA, RESCINDING ORDI-
NANCE 2002-04. FLORIDA
BUILDING CODE: ORDINANCE
2005-24, AMENDMENTS TO
FLORIDA BUILDING CODE;
ADOPTING FLORIDA BUILDING


CODE; ADOPTING AMENDED
CHAPTER 1 ADMINISTRATION:
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
Copies of the Ordinance
are available at the Clerk's
Office at the Judicial Annex,
located at 76347 Veterans
Way, Yulee, Florida, Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
through 5:00 p.m., except for
legal holidays.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A
PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL
'ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, AGENCY OR COM-
MISSION WITH RESPECTTO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR


SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT.
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR
SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TO BE BASED,
The Board of County
Commissioners may continue
hearings on this matter.
ATTEST:
/s/ JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Its: Ex-Officio Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
OF NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BY: /s/ BARRY V HOLLOWAY
Its: Chairman
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the Office of the Ex-Officio
Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners at least seven-
ty two (72) hours prior to the
proceeding at (904) 548-4660,
or if the hearing Impaired,
Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8770 (v) or 1-800-955-8771
(TDD).
2t 02-11-18-2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09-CP-13
Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DANIEL B. TERRY. JR.,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Daniel B. Terry, Jr.,
deceased, whose date of
death ,was December 24,
2008. Is pending In the Circuit
Court for Nassau County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 76347
Veterans Way, Suite 456, Yulee,
Florida 32097.The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must flie their claims with this -
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATIpN OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 11,
2009.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John R. Crawford
Florida Bar No. 210358
Marks Gray, RA.
1200 Riverplace Boulevard,
Suite 800 . ,
Jacksonville, Florida.32207
Telephone: (904) 398-0900
Facsimile: (904) 399-8440
Personal Representative:
Jean W.Terry
97082 Pirates Point Road
Yulee, Florida 32097
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-CA-122
WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE
LLC, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK D. DAVIS; KAREN E.
DAVIS: JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN'
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motiqn and
Order Resetting Foreclosure
Sale dated the 30 day of
January, 2009. and entered in
Case No. 07-CA-122, of the
Circuit Court of the 4TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
Nassau County, Florida, where-
In WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE
LLC. WITHOUT RECOURSE is the
Plaintiff and MARK D. DAVIS:
KAREN E. DAVIS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
the AT 11:30 A.M. a0 the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE FL
32097 at the Nassau County
Courthouse, in YULEE, Florida, at
11:30 a.m. on the 3 day of
March, 2009, the following
described properly as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
EXHIBIT "A"
A part of the John L6we '
Grant, Section 42, Township 2
North, Range 27 East, Nassau
County, Florida and being
more particularly described
as follows:
Commencing at the Inter-
section of the Southwesterly
right-of-way line of Old
Jacksonville-Yulee Road and
the Easterly right-of-way line
of U.S. Highway No. 17 (a 100
foot right-of-way), as shown on
Plat of Yulee Farms, Unit One as
recorded in Plat Book 2, Page
37 of the Public Records of
said County; thence South 04
degrees 00 minutes West
along said Easterly right-of-
way line of U.S. Highway No.17,
1502.65 feet; thence South 86
degrees 05 minutes East along
the North right-of-way line of a
40.0 foot proposed road, 700.0
feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence continue South
86 degrees 05 minutes East
along said right-of-way line.,
198.95 feet; thence North 22
degrees 56 minutes East along
the Northwesterly right-of-way


line of a 20.0 foot proposed
road, 343.90 feet; thence
South 84 degrees 06 minutes
West, 314.89 feet; thence
South 04 degrees 00 minutes
West, 271.48 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY. OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their dis-
abilities, need special
accommodation to particl-


pate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator
at 416 CENTER STREET, FER-
NANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 or
Telephone Volce/TDD (904)
321-5700 not later than five
business days prior to such pro-
ceeding.
Dated this 3 day of Febru-
ary. 2009.
John A. Crawford
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street. Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
07-03512
2t 02-11-18-2009
7244

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
23rd day of February, 2009, at
7:00 RM. at the Commissio'n
Chambers, located In the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex 96135 Nassau Place,
Yulee, Florida, Intends to con-
sider for adoption the following
proposed ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDI-
NANCE NO. 97-10. AS AMEND-
ED, SPECIFICALLY REVISING THE
ROLE OF THE AFFORDABLE
HOUSING ADVISORY COM-
MITTEE: AND TO PROVIDE A
MORE EFFICIENT APPLICANT
APPROVAL PROCESS.
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. AND THAT,
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR
SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT
A VERBATIM'RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TO BE BASED.
The Board of County
Commissioners may continue
hearings on this matter.
ATTEST:
/s/ JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Its: Ex-Officio Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS ,
OF NASSAU COUNTY.
FLORIDA
BY: /s/ BARRY V HOLLOWAY
Its: Chairman
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate
In this proceeding should con-
tact the Office of the Ex-Officio
Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners at least seven-
ty two (72) hours prior to the
proceeding at (904) 548-4660,
or if the hearing impaired,
Florida Re'ay Service at 1-800-
955-8770 (v) or 1-800-955-8771
(TDD).
2t 02-11-18-2009
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REZONING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that on Tuesday, the 3rd day of
March 2009, at 7:00 RM. the
Planning and Zoning Board of
Nassau County will hold a
public hearing at the Com-
mission Chambers, James S.
Page Governmental Com-
plex. 96135 Nassau Place.;
Yulee, Florida to consider
application No. R08-0,09 for
rezoning, also be it known that
Tuesday, the 24th day of
February, a Workshop' will be
held at the above location.
Also, be it known that on
Monday, the 23rd day of
March 2009, at 7:00 PM.. the
Board of County Commission-
ers of Nassau County will hold
a public hearing on the said
application for Rezoning No.
R08-009, at the above loca-
tion concerning the following
described property in Nassau
County. ,
The Street Address and/or
Location for the above de-
scribed property Is: On the
east side of Blackrock Road
on Kennel Club Road, Yulee
area.
This property is zoned as
Residential, Single Family I (RS-
1) and a rezoning to Open
Rural (OR) Is requested on
approximately 9.16 acres.
This application is filed by:
Gary L. & Jackie L. Emerson,
owners and A. Jeffrey
Tomassetti, agent.
All Interested parties are
Invited to attend the public
hearing and to be heard.
Copies of the application and
supporting Information are
available for inspection in the
office of the Nassau County
Growth Management Depart-
ment, 96161 Nassau Place,
Yulee, FL 32097. Comments
may also be directed in writing
to the Growth Management
Department, emalled to agre-
gory@nossaucountyfl.com or
received by telephone at
(904) 491-7328. All comments
will become a part of the
record in this matter.
This hearing must be con-
ducted as a quasi-judicial
hearing.
Persons with disabilities
requiring accommodations in
order to participate in this pro-
Sgram or activity should con-
tact the Growth Management
Department (904) 491-7328. or
Florida Relay Service (1-800-
955-8771) at least twenty-four
(24) hours in advance to
request such accommoda-
tion.
THE PUBUC IS INVITED TO BE
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A
PERSON WISHES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BQARD, AGENCY OR COM-
MISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY


MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS AND FOR THAT PUR-
POSE, MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TO BE BASED.
The Planning and Zoning
Board may continue hearing
on this matter.
PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD OF NASSAU COUNTY
FLORIDA
/s/ Thomas Ford
Its: Chairman
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 2007-CA-508
CITIMORTGAGE. INC., SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN
AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP
INC.
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
IDES TORRES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF IDES TORRES, IF
ANY: ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH. UNDER
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN T BE DEAD OR AUVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; CALICO
WOODS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; COUN-
TRYWIDE BANK, FSB A/K/A
COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A.;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated Feb. 3, 2009 entered in
Civil Case No. 2007-CA-508 of
the Circuit Court of the 4TH
Judicial Circuit In and for NAS-
SAU County YULEE, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at NASSAU
JUDICIAL ANNEX at the NAS-
SAU County Courthouse lo-
cated at 76347 VETERANS WAY
In YULEE, Florida, at 11:30 a.m.
on the 9 day March. 2009, the
following described property
as set forth In said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 29, CALICO WOODS,
AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 374,
375,376 AND 337, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF NASSAU
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 4 day of Febru-
ary, 2009.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tracy Poore
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID
J. STERN, PA., ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
07-15939 (FM) (FNM)
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, 1-800-955-8771 (FDD)
or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
2t 02-11-18-2009
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ZONING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that on Thursday, the 26th day
of February, at 7:00 PM. the
Conditional Use and Variance
Board of Nassau County will
hold a public hearing at the
Commission Chambers, James
S. Page Governmental Com-
plex, 96135 Nassau Place,
Yulee, FL 32097 to consider an
application for Zoning Excep-
tion, V9-001 .The Public is invit-
ed to attend the meeting con-
cerning the following de-
scribed property In Nassau
County:
The Street Address and/or
Location Involved In V09-001
is: On the east side of Blue
Heron Lane between Citrona
and Ocean Ridge Drive In
Fernandina Beach, area.
Zoning variance Is sought
to reduce the side yard prop-
erty set back requirement from
the required ten feet (10') to
eight feet (8') for construction
of an addition to the rear of
the house In the Residential
Single Family 1 (RS-1), zoning
district,
This application Is filed by:
William P& Patricia A. Harrell Jr.,
1544 Blue Heron Lane, Fernan-
dina Beach, Florida 32034,
owner.
The public Is invited to be
present and to be able to
speak for or against or to ask
questions. Copies of the appli-
cation and copies of the cri-
teria that are applicable to
the application are available
at the Growth Management
Office located at 96161 Nas-
sau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. or
(904) 491-3613. Individuals who
cannot attend the public
hearing may provide written
comments to this address or
by e-mail to: dhutchinson@
nassaucountyfl.com. Written
comments become part of
the record and are subject to
Florida's Public Records Law,
chapter 119.07 (1)(a), F.S. This
hearing will be conducted as
a Quasi-Judicial Proceeding.
This hearing must be con-
ducted as a quasi-judicial
hearing. Any questions as to
procedures may be obtained
from the Growth Manage-
ment Office. Interested parties
'should limit contact with
Conditional Use and Variance
Board Members and with
County Commissioners on this
topic to properly noticed pub-
lic hearing or to written com-
munication in care of the
Growth Management Depart-
ment, 96161 Nassau Place,
Yulee, FL 32097.
Persons with disabilities
requiring accommodations in
order to participate In this pro-
gram or activity should con-
tact the Growth Management
Department (904) 491-3613, or
Florida Relay Service (1-800-
955-8771) at least twenty-four
(24) hours in advance to
request such accommoda-
tion.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A
PERSON WISHES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, AGENCY OR COM-
MISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH


MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS AND FOR THAT PUR-
POSE, MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TO BE BASED.
The Conditional Use and
Variance Board may contin-
ue hearing on this matter.
CONDITIONAL USE AND
VARIANCE BOARD OF
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Teresa Brown
Its: Chairman
2t 02-11-18-2009
7239


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Pursuant to Florida Statute
255.20 (1)(c)1.a and (10)(a),
(b), (c) and (d), notice Is here-
by given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Nas-
sau County, Florida, will hold a
public meeting on March 5,
*2009, at 6:00 p.m., in the Com-
mission Chambers, located at
the Nassau County Govern-
mental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida,
to discuss the construction of
Intersection Improvements
and signalization at Gene
Lasserre Boulevard and A1A,
Yulee, Florida. The project Is
identified as Tradeplex/A1A
Public Safety signalization, and
the estimated cost is
$600,000.00. The purpose of
the public meeting will be for
the Board of County Commis-
sioners to consider whether It
is in the public's best Interest to
award this project pursuant to
Nassau County Purchasing
Policy (Nassau County Ordi-
nance No. 81-8; as amended),
pursuant to provisions thereof
which allow selection based
upon reliance on a competi-
tive selection process per-
formed by another county, to
wit St. Johns County Bid No.
08-30.
The public Is Invited to be
present and be heard. If a per-
son, decides to appeal any
decision made by the board.
agency or commission with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hear-
Ing, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he
or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings Is 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 the program or
activity should contact the
office of the Ex-Officlo 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
to request such accommo-
dation.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
NASSAU COUNTY FLORIDA
BARRY V. HOLLOWAY
Its: Chairman
Attest:
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Its: Ex-Officio Clerk
It 02-18-2009
7262

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-506
DIVISION A
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN D. NELSON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an' Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated 9 February. 2009 and
entered In Case No. 2007-CA-
506 of the Circuit Court of the
FOURTH Judicial Circuilt in and
for NASSAU County, Florida
wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, Isthe Plaintiff:
and STEVEN D. NELSON; are
the Defendants, I will sellto the
highest and best bidder for
cash at NASSAU 'JUDICIAL
ANNEX, 76347 VETERAN'S WAY,
YULEE, FLORIDA at 11:30AM,
on the 16th day of March,
2009, the following described
property as set forth In said
Final Judgment:
LOTS 13, 14, 15 AND 16, IN
BLOCK 156, OF WEST PORTION
OF THE TOWN OF HILLIARD,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1. AT PAGE 23, OF
THE PUBUC RECORDS OF NAS-
SAU COUNTY FLORIDA.
A/K/A 27216 WEST FIRST
AVENUE, HILUARD, FL 32460000
Any person claiming an
Interest In the surplus from the
sale, If any, other than the
properly owner as of the date
of the Us Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on
December 3,2008.
John A. Crawford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ C. Easterwood
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
RL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07051500 CHASE-
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 02-18-25-2009
7258

ZONING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that on Thursday, the 26th day
of February, at 7:00 RM. the
Conditional Use and Variance
Board of Nassau County will
hold a public hearing at the
Commission Chambers, James
S. Page Governmental Com-
plex, 96135 Nassau Place.,
Yulee. FL 32097 to consider an
application for Zoning Excep-
tion, E08-024.The Public Is Invit-
ed to attend the meeting con-
cerning the following
described property in Nassau
County:
The Street Address and/or
Location involved In E08-024
is: On the east side of Gene
Lasserre Blvd., Fernandlna
Beach area,
Conditional Use Approval
for: Conditional Use to allow
an 8,300 sq. ft. Business and
Professional Office and 9,200
sq. ft. Retail Establishment In
the Industrial Warehouse (IW)
zoning district pursuant to
Section 22.03, LDC.
This application is filed by:
Nassau Land Holdings. LLC,
4454 PIney Island Court,
Fernandlna Beach, Florida
32034, owner and Gllette and
Associates, Inc., 20 South 4th
Street, Fernandlna Beach,


Florida 32034, agent.
The public is invited to be
present and to be able to
speak for or against or to ask
questions. Copies of the appli-
cation and copies of the cri-
teria that are applicable to
the application are available
at the Growth Management
Office located at 96161 Nas-
sau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. or
(904) 491-3613. Individuals who
cannot attend the public
hearing may provide written
comments to this address or
by e-mail to: dhutchinson@
nossaucountyfl.com. Written
comments become part of
the record and are subject to
Florida's Public Records Law,


chapter 119.07 (1)(a),F.S. This ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN orders, ore available at the
hearing will be conducted as INTEREST INTHE SURPLUS FROM Clerk of the, Circuit Court's
a Quasi-Judicial Proceeding. THE SALE, IF ANY OTHER THAN office. You may review these
This hearing must be con- THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF documents upon request.
ducted as a quasi-judicial THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS You must keep the Clerk of
hearing. Any questions as to MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 the Circuit Court's office noti-
procedures may be obtained DAYS AFTER THE SALE. fled of your current address.
from the Growth Manage- In accordance with the (You may file Notice of Current
ment Office. Interested parties Americans with.Disabilities Act Address, Florida Supreme
should limit contact with of 1990 (ADA), disabled per- Court Approved Family Law
Conditional Use and Variance sons who, because of their dis- Form 12.915.) Future papers in
Board Members and with abilities, need special accom- this lawsuit will be mailed to
County Commissioners on this modation to participate in this the address on record at the
topic to properly noticed pub- proceeding should contact clerk's office: *
IIc hearing or to written com- the ADA Coordinator at 416 WARNING: Rule 12.285.
munication in care of the CENTER STREET, FERNANDINA Florida Family Law Rules of
Growth Management Depart- BEACH, FL 32034 or Telephone Procedure, requires certain
ment, 96161 Nassau Place, Voice/TDD (904) 321-5700 not automatic disclosure of doc-
Yulee, FL 32097. later than five business days uments and information.
Persons with disabilities prior to such proceeding. Failure to comply can result in
requiring accommodations In Dated this 10th day of sanctions, Including dismissal
order to participate In this pro- February, 2009. or striking of pleadings.
gram or activity should con- John A. Crawford Dated: Feb. 6,2009
tact the Growth Management Clerk Of The Circuit Court JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Department (904) 491-3613, or By: /s/ C. Easterwood CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
Florida Relay Service (1-800- Deputy Clerk COURT
955-8771) at least twenty-four Law Office of Marshall C. By: /s/ Dawn Key
(24) hours in advance to Watson Deputy Clerk
request such accommoda- 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 4t 02-18-25,03-04-11-2009
tion. 120 7255
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE Fort Lauderdale, Florida
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A 33309 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
PERSON WISHES TO APPEAL Telephone: (954) 453-0365 FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
BOARD, AGENCY OR COM- Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 FLORIDA
MISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY 08-26299 CASE NO. 08 CA 797
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH 2t 02-18-25-2009 DIV. A
MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL 7257 COREY HOLTON,
NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO- --- Plaintiff,
CEEDINGS AND FOR THAT PUR- NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING vs.
POSE, MAY NEED TO ENSURE CITY COMMISSION DAVID HOLCOMBE.
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH Defendant.
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE OF ACTION
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE that a Public Hearing is sched- TO: David Holcombe
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE uled for Tuesday, March 3.2009 Last Known Address: 3262
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS at 6:00 PM In the City Commis- Lonnie Crews Road.
TO BE BASED. sion Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, Florida
The Conditional Use and Fernandina Beach, Florida to 32034
Variance Board may contin- consider the following appll- YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
ue hearing on this matter, catlaon: action to quiet title on the fol-
CQNDITIONAL USE AND ORDINANCE 2009-05 lowing property in Nassau
VARIANCE BOARD OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE County, Florida:
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY All of that certain Lot, piece
/s/ Teresa Burch OF FERNANDINA BEACH, or parcel of land situate, lying
Its: Chairman FLORIDA SUBMITTING TO THE and being in the County of
2t 02-11-18-2009 CITY ELECTORS PROPOSED Nassau, State of Florida being
7240 AMENDMENTS TO THE CHAR- more particularly described
TER WHICH AMEND SECTION 9 as follows:
ZONING NOTICE BY INCREASING THE TERMS OF Part of fractional Section
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN COMMISSIONERS FROM THREE 36 and Section 45, Township 2
that on Tuesday, the 3rd day of TO FOUR YEARS, AND BY North, Range 28 East, Nassau
March 2009 at 7:00 PM. the CHANGING CITY ELECTIONS County, Florida described as
Planning and Zoning Board of TO BE HELD EVERY TWO YEARS follows:
Nassau County will hold a IN EVEN NUMBERED YEARS IN Commence at a concrete
public hearing at the Coam- NOVEMBER IN CONJUNCTION monument at the Northeast
mission Chambers, James S. WITH COUNTY, STATE AND FED- corner of Section 25,Township
Page Governmental Coam- ERAL ELECTIONS; AMENDS 2 North, Range 27 East, thence
plex, 96135 Nassau Place, SECTION 10 BY CLARIFYING South 1 degrees 14'East.along
Yulee, Florida tb consider ROLE OF COMMISSIONERS the East line of sold Section
Osprey Village Wellness Cen- AND CHARTER OFFICERS WITH 25,4689.11 feet to the Norther-
ter, Final Development Plan, REGARD TO CITY EMPLOYEES ly line o Section 45: thence
SPQ8-027.Also be It known that AND ALLOWING COMMIS- South 50 degrees 1' West,
on 'Monday, the 13th day of SIONERS TO DIRECTLY COM- along the said Northerly line
April 2009 at 7:00 pm, the MUNICATE WITH CITY EMPLOY- of Section 45,779.10 feet to a
Board of County Commission- EES WITH THE EXPRESS concrete monument at the
ers of Nassau County will hold PERMISSION OF CHARTER OFFI- Northwest corner of said -;
a public hearing on the said CERS; REPEALING SECTION 13 then South 22 degrees 15' East.
Osprey Village Wellness BY EUMINATING TERM LIMITS along the Westerly line of said
Center, site plan at the Coam- FOR COMMISSIONERS; Section, 2675.95 feet; then
mission Chambers, James S. AMENDING SECTION 16 BY South 56 degrees 35'50" East,
Page Governmental Coam- INCREASING THE TERM OF 1553.95 feet to the Westerly
plex, 96135 Nassau Place, MAYOR FROM ONE TO TWO right of way line of Hickory
Yulee, Florida concerning the YEARS AND PROVIDING FOR Drive (a 60 foot rnght of way);
following described property In REMOVAL OF THE MAYOR BY thence South 33 degrees
Nassau County. MAJORITY VOTE OF THE COM- 24'10" West, along the said
The property involved for MISSION; REPEALING SECTION Westerly right of way line of
SP08-027 is located within the 123A REGARDING DATE OF Hickory Drive, 200 feet; thence'
Osprey Village Assisted Uving CITY ELECTIONS: PROVIDING South 82 degrees 04'10"West,
Facility, Fernandina Beach FOR A REFERENDUM ELECTION;. 90.86 feetto the Intersection of
area. PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIUTY: the Northerly right of way line
This application Is filed by: AND PROVIDING FOR AN of said Hickory Drive with the
Osprey Village at. Amelia EFFECTIVE DATE. Southwesterly right of way line
Island, LTD., 48 Osprey Village Interested parties may of Uveoak Drive (a 60 foot right
Drive, Amelia Island, Florida appear at said hearing and of way); thence, North 56
32034, owner and Randy be heard as to the advisabili- degrees 35'50"West,along the
Downing, RE., Bowen Civil ty of any action, which mby Southwesterly right of way line
Engineering, Inc., 8075 Gate be considered. Any persons of Uveoak Drive, 1063.70 feet
Parkway West, Suite 204, with disabilities requiring to the Point of Beginning;
Jacksonville, Florida 32216, accommodations In order to thence continue North 56
.agent for owner to construct a participate in this program or degrees 35'50" West, along
3,745:square foot addition to' eactivity'should-,eontact 277- said' Liveoak Drive., 100 feet:,
existing Clubhouse:on appro- ;7305,TTY 277-7399, (TY number .-. thence.. South 33 degrees
Imately 2.39 acres. This prop- for ql City offices), or through. 24 10 West, 200 feet; thence
erty Is zoned Planned Unit the Florida Relay Service at 1- South 56 degrees 35'50" East,
Development (PUD). 800-955-8771 at least 24 hours 100 feet; thence North 33
The public Is Invited to be In advance to request such, degrees 24'10"East, 200 feetto
present and to speak for or accommodation, the Point of Beginning.
against or to ask questions. IF ANY PERSON DECIDESTO Reserving the Northeasterly 20
IndMduals who cannot attend APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE feet of the above described
the public hearing may pro- BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION land for road and utility pur-
vide written comments to this WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER poses.
address or by e-maill to ado- CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEAR- has been fled against you and
brosky@nassaucountyfl.com. ING, S/HE' WILL NEED TO others and you are required
Written comments become ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM to serve a copy of your written
part of the record and are RECORD OF THE PROCEED- defenses, if any. to It on
subject to Florida's Public INGS IS MADE,WHICH RECORD Plaintiff's attorney, Dale G.
Record Law, Chapter 119.This INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND Westling, Sr., Esquire. 331, East
hearing will be conducted as EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE Union Street, Jacksonville,
a Quasi-Judicial proceeding. APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Florida, 32202, no' more than
Persons with disabilities Copies of the applications thirty (30) days from the first
requiring accommodations in may be inspected in the office publication date of this Notice
order to participate In'this pro- of the City Clerk,.City Hall. 204 of Action, and file the original
gram or activity should con- Ash Street, between the hours with the Clerk of this Court
tadtthe Growth Management of 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday either before service on
Department (904)491-3613,or through Friday. For Informa- Plaintiff's attorney or Immedi-
Florida Relay Service (1-800- tion on the application, please ately thereafter: otherwise, a
955-8771) at least twenty-four contact the Staff of the City default will be entered against
(24) hours In advance to Clerk's Office at 277-7305. you for the relief demanded in
request such accommoda- It 02-18-2009 > the Complaint or Petition.
flon. 7252 DATED: Feb. 4.2009.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE --- John A. Crawford
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
PERSON WISHES TO APPEAL Personal property consist- BY: /s/ Heather Nazworth
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE Ing of clothes, toys, tools, furni- DEPUTY CLERK
BOARD, AGENCY OR COM- ture, appliances, and other 2t 02-18-25-2009
MISSION WITH RESPECTTO ANY miscellaneous Items will be 7256
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH sold for cash at a public sale
MEETING OR HEARING, HE WILL on March 7.2009 at 10:00 AM IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO- at the address below to satis- NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
SEEDINGS AND FOR-THAT PUR- fy owner's lien for rent due In PROBATE DIVISION
POSE, MAY NEED TO ENSURE accordance with Florida FILE NUMBER: 09-CP-15
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF Statutes 83.806 and 83.807. DIVISION: B
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, Units are as follows: IN RE: ESTATE OF
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE A-3 and C-31 Steve Hoffman EDWARD L. GOODBREAD,
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE A-31 Shella Brown Deceased.
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS A-34 Michael Walters NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO BE BASED. A-6 Bobby Johnson The administration of the
The Planning and Zoning B-9 Carol Nipper estate of EDWARD L. GOOD-
Board may continue hearing B-26,44.45 Frank Woods BREAD, deceased, whose
on this matter. B-37 Bryan Sayre date of death was December
PLANNING AND ZONING B-53 Debble Miller 24. 2008, Is pending in the
BOARD OF NASSAU COUNTY B-68 James Hudson Circuit Court for Nassau
FLORIDA B-75 Margie Lumpkin County, Florida, Probate Divi-
/s/ THOMAS FORD B-71 Jennifer Rodgers slon, the address of which is
Its: Chairman B-72 Vickle Thompson 76347 Veterans Way. Yulee,
2t 02-11-18-2009 B-73 Cheryl Miller Florida 32097.The names and
7241 C-27 & 57 Theresa Hughes addresses of the personal rep-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 45-2008-CA-
000352
INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DOUG FORBES: UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DOUG FORBES:
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated the 9th
day of February, 2009, and
entered in Case No. 45-2008-
CA-000352 of the Circuit Court
of the 4TH Judicial Circuit in
and for Nassau County, Florida,
wherein INDYMAC BANK, FS.B.
is the Plaintiff and DOUG
FORBES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DOUG FORBES: JOHN DOE:
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
the AT 11:30 A.M. at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAYYULEE FL
32097 at the Nassau County
Courthouse, in Yulee, Florida, at
11:30 a.m. on the 16th day of
March, 2009, the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 56 AND 57, OF PINE
KNOLL ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 5, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF NAS-
SAU COUNTY, FLORIDA.


C-30 Troy Lee
C-34 Tonya Turman
C-39 Vickie Thompson
C-46 & 48 Brenda Hawkins
C-62 Chris Johnson
Yulee Mini Warehouses
Corner US 17 & Radio Rd.
Yulee. FL 32097
We reserve the right to
refuse any and all bids.
Auction items must be paid
for in cash.
3t 02-11-18-25-2009
7245

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 09-DR-129
Division:
RICHARD DONALD RIGGIO,
Petitioner,
and
'ULYANNA HEYAN RIGGIO,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Ulyanna Heyon Rigglo
Respondent's last known
address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, If any, to it on Richard
Donald Riggio. whose address
is 96303 Abaco Island Drive,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
on or before March 11, 2009,
and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at Nassau
County Courthouse, 191
Nassau Place, Family Law
Division, Yulee, Florida 32097.
before service on Petitioner or
Immediately thereafter, If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded In the peti-
tion.
Copies of all court docu-
ments In this case, Including


resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is Feb. 18,.2009.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JOHN S. BALL ESQ.
Florida Bar No: 287741
Fisher, Tousey. Leas & Ball
501 Riverside Avenue. Suite
600
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 356-2600
Personal Representative:
LIESELOTTE H. GOODBREAD
Post Office Box 98
Yulee, Florida 32041
2t 02-18-25-2009
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PEOPLE & PLACES
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WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 18. 2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. FL


'Basket ladies' drum up business for a literary cause


Never underestimate a bunch of
ladies who are dedicated to a project
and are loyal to Amelia Island's
restaurants and shops. Fundraising
is always a challenge and coming up
with new and creative ways is daunt-
ing.
The Amelia Island Book Festival
has come up with a winning combi-
nation. Books, brew and baskets!
Sally McCarron is heading up the
Amelia Island Book Festival's
Books and Brew fundraising event
scheduled at Karibrew Sunday,
March 1 from 4-6 p.m. McCarron's
committee found a unique venue -
Karibrew, Tim and Teresa Poynter's
new microbrewery on North Third
Street. It complements the couple's
popular restaurant Cafe Karibo. All
agree it is a perfect place to give a
party with its newly painted space
and charming patios. The Poynters
didn't hesitate when the book festi-
val approached them.
"We are pleased to support the


Amelia Island Book
Festival and their
wonderful history
on the island.
Getting people to
read books is
important, especial-
Sly kids. What a
great opportunity
to show off our
FROM expansion," the
THE Poynters shared.
PORCH Adding even
more fun to the
.'" fundraiser,
Dickie McCarron formed
Anderson a committee to cre-
ate a book basket
raffle. Why not put together some
theme baskets around books, ask
local merchants for donations and
raffle the baskets off at Books and
Brew? The tough economy is affect-
ing everyone and her eager volun-
teers were not sure what kind of
reception they would receive. Once


Book festival moves to February
The Amelia Island Book Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting literacy. The festival recently announced it has
moved the date of its annual festival from October to Feb. 11-13, 2010 and
every February thereafter.
A Books and Brew fundraiser is scheduled for March 1 at Karibrew on
North Third Street. Tickets are limited and are available at Books Plus,
Prosperity Bank and the Golf Club of Amelia. Book Basket Raffle tickets
will be available at Prosperity Bank on Sadler until March 1.


again a wonderful community
responded with gusto. Local busi-
nesses were quick to do what they
could for the festival. Some retail
stores did entire baskets.
Restaurants donated gift certificates.
A popular party planner, Leighton
Devine, donated two hours of party
planning.
The generosity amazed even the
committee of women who are each
active in many community non-profit
organizations. The donations kept
coming in. First there were eight


baskets, then 10 and, well, now 18.
The baskets all have themes.
Some of the themes include
Romance, Travel, Grandparenting,
Cooking and Friendship. Some of
the members of the North Hampton
Book Club put together a wonderful
basket full of things to do with read-
ing and being cozy.
McCarron and her committee of
talented ladies were so enthused
and successful they got their raffle
baskets done early. Prosperity Bank
offered to give them a home and sell


raffle tickets. They will be on
display at the bank until the
March 1 event.
"We hope that everyone stops
and sees what a wonderful job Sally
McCarron and her committee have
done and help us raise money for
the Amelia Island Book Festival, "
stated Mary Pitcher, the festival's
board president.
Karibrew's two decks, restaurant
and brewery are sure to be hopping
March 1. The Friends of the Library
will have big boxes for gently read
books to. be donated to their annual
March book sale. Great chance to
get those old books out of the house
and to a good cause.
Once again great volunteers and
a generous community have stepped
up to make good things happen.
Dickie Anderson welcomes your
comments. Books are available at
local book and gift stores or on line at
www.dickieanderson.com.
dickie@dickieanderson.com


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Excellenceaward
The Nassau County Clerk's office has been awarded
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in
S.Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30,
J 2007. This is the second year that the Clerk's Office
has earned this award. The Certificate of Achievement is
P awarded by the Government Finance Officers
9Association (GFOA) and is the highest form of recogni-
tion in the area of governmental accounting and financial
.reporting.
An impartial panel judges the CAFR in order to meet
the high standards of the program. These standards
include demonstration of a constructive "spirit of full
-*. ~disclosure" to clearly communicate an entity's financial
story and motivate potential users and user groups to
read the CAFR..
"I am pleased that the Clerk's Finance Department
staff has successfully transitioned over the past four
.6. years to such a professional level of governmental
accounting that it has received this award and recogni-
tion by its professional peers in the Governmental
Finance Officers Association for the past two years. I am
proud of their dedication to serving the public consis-
tently and professionally," Clerk of Court/Comptroller
John A. Crawford said.
The GFOA is a non-profit professional association
serving approximately 16,000 government finance pro-
fessionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
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VFW essaywinners
Celebrating their commendation in the Voice of Democracy patriotic audio essay
competition are, from left, VFW Youth Essay Coordinator Elliott Sydnor, second
place winner Deidra Stillwagoner, Fernandina Beach High School instructor Debbie
Roland, first place winner Donald L. "Trey" Burch and Adjutant Quartermaster Pat
Beamer. Not pictured is Chloe Stanley, who received third place.


1ii Ji.I uiN',/N Ivv-LIAJ\uRi<
Winter homecoming
Fernandina Beach High School held its winter homecoming Jan. 23 during halftime of
the FBHS-Episcopal boys basketball game. Pictured, from left, are escort Jill
Herkenhoff and Maxx McInerney (prince), Remington East (king) and his escort Alex
Mazur.


VFW member Pat Beamer, left, and Col. Elliott Sydnor of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 4351 presented the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest awards
recently at Yulee High School. Sponsoring essay teachers Charles Defilipo and Brian
Shuster are shown with winners Carry Franklin, third place; David Tran, second,
and Jacob Grice, first. Each winner received a Certificate of Merit and a monetary
award for their essays on the 2009 theme: "Service and Sacrifice by America's vet-
erans benefit today's youth by ..."


S IBMITnI' )
$15,000 for library
The Friends of the Library board presents a $15,000 donation to be used to purchase
books, periodicals, database subscriptions and to sponsor programs for the
Fernandina Beach branch library. Pictured are board members, back row, Ron Kurtz,
Stephen Noden, Arlene Filkoff, Bill Flynn, Evelyn McDonald and Nassau County
Library Director Dawn Bostwick. Front row are Vicki Peters, Joyce Frink, and Dee
Torre. Board members not pictured are Andrea Hoffman, Maddy Franchi and Donna
Paz Kaufman.


SUIMInIITII) PHOTOS
VFW member Fred Englehart, left, and Col. Elliott Sydnor of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 4351 presented the Patriots Pen essay contest awards recently at Yulee
Middle School. From left are teacher/sponsor Jan Wilson, Rider Morrissey, third,
Karmen Hutchinson, second, and Wyatt Morrissey, first. More than 40 students
participated in writing essays on "Why America's veterans should be honored."
Each winner received a Certificate of Merit and a U.S. Savings Bond award.








WEDNESDAY. February 18.2009 LEISURE News-Leader


These 'ambassadors' give warm welcome


ANIMAL SERVICES


The Board of Directors of
the Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary proudly rec-
ognizes the auxilians who
serve in Outpatient Registra-
tion as lthe February service
area for the 2008-9 auxiliary
year.
The auxilians who serve in
this area are considered to be
ambassadors for the medical
center. They are charged with
welcoming all patients and vis-
itors as well as obtaining initial
information to assist with the
registration process for patients
requiring tests as requested by
their medical provider and
those patients to be admitted as
inpatients.
The ladies and gentleman
serving in this area must be
able to multi-task, converse
with patients and their families
easily, and communicate well
with others. They must be total-
ly familiar with the location of
all the departments in the med-
ical center as well as the adjoin-
ing medical building and
annex.
The board thanks these
auxilians and their coordina-
tor, Stephanie Manwell, for
their time commitment and
excellent skills.
For more information about
the Auxiliary, call 321-3818.


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First row from left are Sue DeWitt, Bina Crowley, Susan Connor, Grace Lipman, Gini
Weber, Diana Lowrey, Cindy Newman and Stephanie Manwell (coordinator); second
row, Jackie Stubits, Lynn Celestini, Judy Stroup, Carol Dunnegan, Betty Bunton and
Buddy Toliver; third row, Jim Bennett, Jerrie Richardson, Jean Kicklighter, Dave
Rogers, Sandy Neuss and Linda Laine. Not pictured are Vicki Bittaker, Barbara
Boyd, Norm Bryant, Jean Buatti, Becky Buchanan, Mary Ellen Carroll, Robbie
Hickman, Polly Hord, Charles Kicklighter, Bill Peace, Margaret Pinchback, Jeanette
Pippin, Joyce Stipcak, Freddie Walker and Kay Yudt.


Great Blacks wax museum pieces coming here


In recognition of Black
History Month, pieces from
The National Great Blacks In
Wax Museum will be on exhib-
it at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Center in Fernandina Beach.
Exhibit tours will be available
Feb. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m.-8
p.m. and Feb. 28 from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. Admission is adults, $5;
students ages 4 to 18, $3 (with
valid Student ID); children age
3 and under free. Group tours
are encouraged.
The museum was founded
by Drs. Elmer and Joanne
Martin in 1980. Joanne Martin,
who is the curator of the muse-
um and a native of Yulee, is
happy and excited to be sharing
some of the museum's pieces
with her family, friends and the
community of Nassau County.
The exhibit will feature promi-
nent figures of the Harlem
Renaissance.
The National Great Blacks


Drs. Elmer and
Joanne Martin
founded The
National Great
Blacks In Wax
Museum in
Baltimore, Md.
Joanne Martin is
from Yulee and
pieces from the
museum will be on
display at the MLK
Center in Fern-
andina Beach start-
ing next week.
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In Wax Museum is among the
nation's most dynamic cultural
and educational institutions.
Becatise it is a wax museum
committed solely to the study
and preservation of African-
American history, it is also
among the most unique. It is
the first one of wax in
Baltimore, Md., and the first


wax museum of African-
American history in the nation.
Proceeds from the exhibit
will benefit the Dare 2 Dream
Tour 2009, which gives youth in
the community an opportunity
to travel and visit significarft
historical, cultural and educa-
tional venues. The tour this
year will journey to Atlanta and


visit the MLK historical sites,
the Georgia Aquarium and sev-
eral colleges in the Atlanta area.
For information about the
exhibit or tour contact Pamela
Albertie at 583-8466. For more
information about the National
Great Blacks In Wax Museum
visit their website at www.ngbi-
wm.com.


Lazer is a 7-month-old
Shepherd mix boy. He is very
well-mannered and gets along
great with other dogs. He is
always on his best behavior.
He is really a breeze on a
leash. He is ready to find
someone to love and care for
him and he will surely love
you back. He is really a spe-
cial boy!
Otis is a 1-year-old buff
domestic short hair. He is an
absolute attention hog. He
loves to be around people. He
likes all of the attention all of
the time. Otis loves to play
with his furry mice for a
while, but he also loves to
take naps in the sun.
Come by Nassau County
Animal Services, located
across from Target in Yulee,
to find your perfect new fami-
ly member. If you are interest-
ed in Lazer or Otis please call
548-4035. You can view all of
our great pets online at www.
nassauanimal.petfinder.com.


CATS ANGELS


Everyone says Dugout is
not a very "girly" name, but it
reminds me of where I came
from. You see, I was left at a
softball field to fend for
myself. I kept pacing in the
parking lot hoping the people
who forgot me would come
back, but they didn't. Lucky,
for me a person playing soft-
ball one night knew about
Cats Angels and saw me. As
soon as she opened her car
door, I hopped right in. Cats
Angels made sure I was a
healthy kitty and now I'm just
waiting for my "home run" a
new family!
Our adoption fee is $90 (lit-
termate special 2 for $150). All
cats are combo tested for
felk/fiv. All are spayed or
neutered, given a rabies vacci-
nation and receive at least
their first FVRCP booster.
Fecal exams and deworming
are also done when necessary.
Stop by the Thrift Store and
Adoption Center at 709 S.
Eighth St., open Monday-
Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
You can see our kitties avail-
able for adoption on
Petfinder.com.
Cats Angels celebrated
SPAY DAY USA on Feb. 15 by


spaying/neutering 57 cats.
Thank you to Drs. Norstrud,
Mersereau and Dutta and
the staff of 4 Paws Pet Clinic
in Yulee for their dedication
and participation in this
event.
Thank you to Judy
Richardson of Divine Finds
for the Love is Divine Share
it with a Feline fundraiser for
Cats Angels on Feb. 14 and
thanks to everyone who sup-
. ported Cats Angels that day.


Game night
The Bryceville branch library and the
Bryceville Friends of the Library will
host a Family Game Time on Feb. 21
from 2-4 p.m. at the Bryceville
Community Center and Library, 7280
Motes Road.
Enjoy board games, puzzles and card
games. Challenge your friends and fami-
ly members or just play for the fun of it.
The library intends to make this a
monthly event.
Participants are welcome to bring
their own games or choose from the
assortment of games provided by the
library from Candy Land to checkers
to Yahtzee and more. There is no charge
and all ages are welcome! Refreshments
will be served. For information call Joyce
Baldwin, Bryceville library branch man-
ager, at 266-9813.
Books and brew
Karibrew (the
island's newest
brewery) and The
Amelia Island Book
Festival invite you to
Books & Brew from 4-6 p.m. March 1.
Books & Brew provides an opportuni-
ty for the community to gather together
to share a mug of brew or a glass of san-


BLACK HISTORY MONTH


Gullah/Geechee history
The Gullah/Geechee Cultural
Heritage Corridor Commission will
present "Reflections: Nassau County's
Gullah/Geechee History" at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 in the Peck Community Center.
The public program will celebrate
the influence of the culture on local his-
tory and honor the Gullah/Geechee
families of sea captains and crew who
worked in the fishing and shrimping
industry. The 15-member commission,
appointed by the U.S. Department of the
Interior under the federal Gullah/Gee-
chee Cultural Heritage Corridor Act,
invites the community to attend to share
in documenting historic sites, neighbor-
hoods, events and traditions related to
the culture throughout the county.
Museum events
The Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St., will present a
special 3rd Friday on 3rd St on Feb. 20
at 5:30 p.m. with Alton Yates, speaking
on integrating Jacksonville
For information, visit www.ameliamu-
seum.org or call 261-7378.
Book signing
Local author Annette McCollough
Myers will sign copies of her book, The


Shrinking Sands of an African American
Beach (written for the preservation of
Florida's historic resources), at Books
Plus on Centre Street on Feb. 21 from
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also visit www.miss-
marthashideaway.com.
Kingsley heritage
Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole, former
president of Spelman and Bennett
Colleges and a descendant of Anna and
Zephaniah Kingsley, will present the
keynote speech at the 11th Annual
Kingsley Heritage Celebration on Feb.
21 at 2 p.m.
The event will also feature a musical
presentation by the Edward Waters
College Choir, a historically black col-
lege in Jacksonville.
* Cole's presentation is entitled
"Sankofa: Lookipg Back to Go
Forward." 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.
For more information, call (904) 251-
3537, or go to www.nps.gov/timu.
Faith and service
The Nassau County Public Library
System and the Friends of the Nassau


County Public Library System, in part-
nership with the Association for the
Study and Preservation of African
American History of Nassau County and
the Florida Humanities Council, is spon-
soring "Faith, Scholarship, Service: Dr.
Mary McLeod Bethune"
S on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at
Sthe Peck Center.
Travel back to 1954 to
meet the founder of
Bethune-Cookman
College in Daytona a
Knox Odom visionary educator, civil
rights activist and presi-
dential advisor. Bethune,
portrayed by Ersula Knox Odom, shares
stories about her life and accomplish-
ments.
Knox Odom is a writer, performer,
and professional speaker. She holds a
theater degree from Eckerd College in
St. Petersburg.
Her work has been featured. widely
in local publications, as well as on televi-
sion and radio programs throughout the
Tampa Bay area. She is author of At
Sula's Feet, a collection of her memories
#bout growing up in a rural area with
her grandmother.
The program is free and open to '
the public. Contact the library at
277-7365.


gria and tasty appetizers all for a good
cause. The limited-ticket event also
includes book basket raffles with the
themes of romance, mystery, children's,
golf, the beach and more.
Tickets are $25 per person or tw6 for
$40 and are available at Books Plus, 107
Centre St., the Golf Club of Amelia, 4700
Amelia Island Pkwy., and Prosperity
Bank, 1458 Sadler Road, where the bas-
kets will be on display starting Feb. 23.
Contact Sally McCarron at 277-8943
or Festival Executive Director Dickie
Anderson at 556-6455.
Taste of American Beach
Marsha Dean Phelts will sign copies
of her latest book, The American Beach
Cookbook, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 7 at
the Book Loft, 214 Centre St.
Samples of food from recipes in the
cookbook, which includes 300 pages of
traditional and contemporary fare, will
be available for tasting.
Phelts also is the author of An
American Beach for African Americans
and is a freelance writer and photogra-
pher for The Florida Star newspaper.
Bookldovers paradise sale
The Friends of the Library Spring
Book Sale will take place March 12-14 at
The Peck Center gymnasium at 10th and


Elm streets. FOL members are invited to
the Members-Only Preview Sale March
12 from 5-7 p.m. The sale will be open to
the public March 13 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. and March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds go to purchase new materi-
als for the Fernandina Beach branch
library. Have books to donate? The drop
box is located at The Peck Center under
the covered walkway.
Author submissions
The Amelia Island Book Festival is
accepting submissions for consideration
for featured authors at the festival sched-
uled for Feb. 11-13, 2010. Fiction, non-fic-
tion, poetry, children's, juvenile and
young adult books may be mailed to:
Amelia Island Book Festival, P.O. Box
824, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Authors should also send a short
biography and suggestions for the writ-
ers' workshop. Deadline for submissions
is March 15.
For detailed submission require-
ments, go to www.bookisland.org or e-
mail info@bookisland.org.
Established eight years ago, The
Amelia Island Book Festival is a non-
profit 501(c)3 organization that promotes
literacy by showing that reading is fun
and worthwhile and inspiring the appre-
ciation of books.


RAIN


For everyone who has
called about the Chocolate
Lab on the side of A1A, he is
safely resting at RAIN. RAIN
had received several phone
calls concerning the dog and
its location. RAIN notified
Nassau Animal Services, and
officers responded, but the
dog showed signs of aggres-
sion and disappeared into the
brush repeatedly. After stop-
ping every day and befriend-
ing the pet, it was Sunday
morning when Lynda and Gil
Mixson were able to slip a
leash over his neck and safely
contain him in a kennel. He is
about 3 years old, 70 pounds
and neutered. We scanned
him for a microchip and found
none. We recalling him Jake
and will be testing him for
heartworm, bathing, worm-
ing, and giving him some well
deserved one on one time.
Jake will be available for adop-
tion within the next two


weeks, after we observe his
behavior so we can fit him for
the best home. If you are
interested in making him part
of your family, or you would
like to know updates on his
progress, please call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail rainhu-
mane@yahoo.com. RAIN
would like to say "thank you"
to everyone who helped this
pet while he was roughing it
in the wilderness.


STARS

Move over, Benji! I may
look like Friday from the
movie "Hotel for Dogs" M
(that's how I got my name),
but I am no movie star. I am a '
sweet, female, 20-pound terri-
er mix who is looking for a
real 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 For more information, con-
found. STARS needs new fos- tact STARS at www.starso-
ter homes in order to rescue famelia.org, call 491-3107 or
more animals and increase write to P.O. Box 893,
adoptions. Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.

"CIS helps me by providing
someone to help me with my
homework and gives me some-
thing to eat. It's not easy to
succeed but now I have help.
The world is more challenging
than somepeople think.



Support...

*Communities In Schools
C ties nSchools of Nassau County
Communities n Schools 516 South 1i0th Street, Suite 205
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
S(904) 321-2000 info@cisnassau.org
wvw.cisnassau.org
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WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 18.2009 LEISURE News-Leader


PEOPLE &PLACES


SPECIAL EVENTS

'Jewel Thieves' at FLT
Femandina Little Theatre
presents "Jewel Thieves," a
conspiracy comedy by
Norman Beim, starring Maggie
Carlson, Amelia Hart, Doug
McDowell, and Joe Parker,
and directed by Jackie Eaton.
When the legendary
Mandarin necklace disappears
from former film star Gloria
Desmond's safe, it becomes
apparent that three individuals
- the countess visiting her, the
new butler, and the mysterious
stranger with car trouble may
not, in fact, be whom they
claim. Performances are Feb.
20, 21, 26 and 27 and March
5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and
March 1 at 2:30 p.m. The Feb.
26 performance includes a
special meet the cast party at
Kof6 Hous.
Tickets are $13.50-$14.50,
and available at FLT, 1014
Beech St., and The UPS Store
in the Publix shopping center.
FLT is a small theater, patrons
are advised to purchase tick-
ets early. For information, con-
tact FLT at fltplay@p eoplepc.
com or 277-2202.
Flea and ticksale
The Nassau Humane
Society annual Flea & Tick
Garage Sale will be held Feb.
20 and 21 from
730a.m.-3:30
f. I p- .m. at the
-"- city airport
"'-' i ,-:'- hangar.
It is now
Y _- accepting dona-
t- ions of art,
&_ antiques, furni- .
ture, housewares, jewelry,
sporting goods, tools, toys and
other items for the sale. Bring
your tax-deductible donations
to the shelter (located by the
Fernandina Beach Airport).
Call Penny with questions at
277-1152.
'Chill Cook-off
The Amelia Island Montes-
sori School will host the Third
Annual Amelia Island Chili
Cook-Off from noon to 4 p.m.
Feb. 21 on Third Street
between Centre
and Beech.
In addition to
a variety of
prizes to be...
a'.varded te -
overall winner
will have the
chance to designate prize
money to the charity of their
choice, There will be live enter-
tainment and a kids' fun zone.
Tickets for those who wish to
sample the chili are $5 for kids
and $10 for adults and may be
purchased at Amelia Island
Montessori School. Those that
wish to compete must com-


plete an entry form, available
at Amelia Island Montessori,
and pay a $150 entry fee.
Teams will be accepted
through today. Call 261-6610.








Rocking Reunion'
"Rocking Reunion," a fun-
filled fundraising evening for
Amelia Community Theatre,
will be held from 5:30-9:30
p.m. Feb. 21 at the Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach.
The evening will feature
the Amelia River Band, star-
ring Tullye and Alan Ralph,
Scott Kessler and Mike
Hendrix and include a catered
barbecue supper and a live
auction of unique items with
Aaron Bean, auctioneer.
Tickets are $50. Attire is island
casual.
Call 261-6749. All pro-
ceeds go to the ACT Building
Fund. The new theater is
scheduled to open next fall:
THIS WEEK

Romantic Cello
The Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival will
present 'The Romantic Cello,"
featuring internationally
acclaimed pianist Wendy
Chen and cellist Andres Diaz
on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel.
The festival's artistic director
and cellist, Christopher Rex,
also will perform as well as
preview the festival's upcom-
ing 2009 season.
Tickets are $25 and avail-
able online at www.aicmf or
by calling 261-1779. Credit
cards are accepted. The pro-
gram will consist of works for
piano and cello by Menotti,
Martinu and Rachmaninoff.
The chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island.
Farmers Market
'The Tale & Taste of Eight
Flags" will be featured at the'
Femandina Farmers Market
during February and March.
Beginning with the French
who arrived on the island on
Mayn3i4562lthrough when-'-,
the last and final flag, the
Stars and
Stripes,
was hoist- w .
ed in 1862,
the market 6 ."L'!
will honor
the tale
and taste of one country each
Saturday.
Join the Market on Feb. 21
for the French Flag Day tale
by the Amelia Island Museum


of History's representation
exhibit of the island during the
French takeover and occupa-
tion of Amelia Island. Enjoy
the taste of France with a tra-
ditional crepe cooking demon-
stration by Candlelight
Crepes.
The Fernandina'Farmers
Market, open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is located
at Seventh and Centre streets
downtown. Call 491-4872 or
visit www.fernandinafarmers-
market.com.
Team fundraiser
The Team Fernandina
Stingrays swim team will host
a "Make an Offer Garage
Sale" fundraiser on Feb. 19
from 6-7:30 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center auditorium.
All proceeds from the sale
of donated items will go to the
swim team. Pizza, lemonade
and tea will be available.
Alzheimer's support
The Alzheimer's/Dementia
Support Group for Nassau
County meets 1:30-2:30 p.m.
the third Thursday of each
month at the Council on
Aging, 1367 South 18th St.
The next meeting is Feb. 19.
No pre-registration is required.
This meeting is open to the
public and everyone who has
an interest is invited to attend.
For further information, call
Ann Smith, R.N., at 261-3222.
Homeless coalition
A membership meeting of
the Coalition for the Homeless
of Nassau County will be held
on Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Peck Center. Anyone request-
ing information about the
coalition or about this meeting
can call Tom Washbum at
491-1753.
Ballroom dancing
Amelia Island Ballroom
Youth Academy classes will
begin Feb. 19 at the Peck
Center, and meet most
Thursday from 3:30-4:30
ppm. On Feb. 26, classes will
move to the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center auditorium
until the end of school in May.
All youths from kindergarten
to high school are invited to
participate. 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 information contact Felix
Solis at (904) 707-6762 or
visit www;classicballroom.net.
Men's Newcomers
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
meet at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club at 11:30 a.m. Feb.
19. The speaker will be
Maarten van de Guchte,
museum director. He will talk
about the Cummer Museum
of Art & Gardens, the largest
fine arts museum in Northeast
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the upcoming exhibition:
Georgia O'Keeffe and Her
Times: American Modernism
from the Lane Collection of
the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston. All men are invited.
Tickets are $15 in advance
and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob Keane
at 277-4590.
Health matters
The Amelia Island-
Femandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce,
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite
101G, Amelia Island, will hold
"Health Matters" seminars
every Friday at 8 a.m. at the
chamber
The month will culminate
with the Chamber's first
Health and Wellness Expo on
Feb. 28 at The Journey
Church, 869 Sadler Road.
Admission is free. Tickets are
available at the Chamber of
Commerce. For exhibit space
contact Chamber Membership
Director Kelly Monti at 261-
3248 or
membership @aifby.com.
Health I/latters topics
include Feb. 20, Liz Kawecki
of Y Yoga on 'The Benefits of
Yoga"; and Feb. 27, to be
announced. Seminars are free
for members; $5 for non-
members. Reservations
required. RSVP to (904) 261-
3248 or events@ aifby.com.
Craft sale
The United Methodist
Women of Memorial United
Methodist Church in
Fernandina Beach are plan-
ning their Sixth Annual Arts
and Crafts Show and Sale to
be held April 18. This show is
open to the community and
gives you an opportunity to
demonstrate your creativity
and sell items. For information
cal Anita at 261-8314.
Mardi Gras
Celebrate Mardi Gras fami-
ly style in St. Maiys, Ga., on
Feb. 21 starting at 9 a.m.
Enjoy arts and crafts from 9
a.m.-5 p.m., a parade from 10
a.m.-noon, entertainment and
food vendors all day and a
Mardi Gras Ball at 7 p.m. For
information call 1-866-868-
2152 or visit www.stmaryswel-
come.com.
Financial workshop
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency will
host a free financial workshop
on money management on
-Feb. 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at
the MLK Center, 1200 Elm
St., Fernandina Beach.
The workshop will focus on
"Turning it around is as easy
as A-B-C: Assets Claim your
Earned Income Tax Credit
and get paid for saving
money. Banking Open or re-
open a bank or credit union
account to save check-cash-
ing fees. Credit Get it and
keep it." A certificate of com-
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261-0801, Monday through
Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spring Sing auditions
Fernandina Little Theater
will hold auditions for "Spring
Sing," its inaugural spring con-
cert featuring local talent
singing their favorite songs.
Needed are eight to 12 per-
formers, crew and staff.
Auditions will be held at
FLT, 1014 Beech St., on Feb.
21 at 1:30 p.m. Please bring
your calendars to auditions so
you can accurately complete
the conflicts calendar, and
prepare 1-2 songs, preferably
one up-tempo and one ballad
(be sure to bring a copy of the
sheet music with you).
Rehearsals begin Feb. 24,
typically 1-2 nights a week
and Saturdays (times TBA).
Four performances are sched-
uled for March 20, 21 and 22.
For information e-mail fit-
biz@peoplepc.com.
Artworkshops
Watercolor workshops
continue for all levels with
William Maurer every
Thursday from 2:30-5 p.m. at
the Amelia Arts Academy. Call
261-8276.
Also, enjoy learning to
"sketch" with pencil downtown
every Thursday from 9:30
a.m.-noon with Maurer. Meet
at Amelia Island Coffee Shop
and enjoy plein air sketching
about town, weather permit-
ting. Call.261-8276.

NEXT WEEK

Women's network
WIN WIN will meet Feb. 23
at 6:30 p.m. at Amelia Island
Personal Fitness, host Doris
Glover, 2416. Lynndale Road,
Suite 100 (Amelia Medical
Plaza), near the Femandina
Beach airport.
Women in Nassau helping
Women in Need is a ladies
only networking group estab-
lished to assist women deal-
ingwith cancer, through
Gerri's Corner, Fernandina's
cancer resource center. Bring
a $35 check payable to WIN
WIN, payable at the door,
which includes dinner and a
beverage.
Business members are
encouraged to bring
brochures and business cards
to distribute and door prizes
are optional. All women are
encouraged to attend.
To RSVP or for informa-
tion, contact Connie at (904)
759-0745 or connie@winwin-
nassau.com. Visit winwinnas-
sau.com. For information on
Gerri's Corner call 277-0099.
Docent training
The Amelia Island
Museum of History is holding
a docent training session the
last week of February. The
training includes a series of
entertaining and educational
presentations 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.
Creole cuisine
Savannah Grand of Amelia
Island, 1900 Amelia Trace
Court, presents a Creole
Cuisine Dinner on Feb. 24 at
5 p.m., with New Orleans,
Jazz by the New Horizons
Concert Band of the Amelia
Arts Academy. The menu
includes New Orleans gumbo,
red beans 'n rice, French
bread and bread pudding with
white chocolate sauce. Cost is


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Health forum
A Community Health
Conversation will be hosted
by State Rep. Janet Adkins,
R- District 12, and the Health
Planning Council of Northeast
Florida, Inc., in cooperation
with Florida Community
College at Jacksonville, on
Feb. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
at the FCCJ Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center in the 'Red"
Bean Technical Career
Center, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
Discussions will focus on
Medicaid Reform, Cover
Florida Health Care Access
Program and Federal
Healthcare Reform. The pub-
lic is invited. For information
contact Amanda Young, com-
munications coordinator, at
491-3664.
Game night
Teen BLAST presents
Teen Jam, a teen game night
for grades six through 12, on
Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room. There will be snacks,
board games, Guitar Hero,
cards, music, prizes and
Wild Game Dinner
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation
Board of Directors and the
Amelia Island Plantation will
host a Wild Game Dinner on
Feb. 26 at the Plantation. The
evening will begin with a
reception from 6-7 p.m., with
dinner at 7 p.m. Attire is busi-
ness and resort casual.
Sponsorship levels include
Friend of FBHS, $100 din-
ner only; Bronze, $400 din-
ner for two and special recog-
nition; Silver, $750 dinner for
four and special recognition;
Gold, $1,500 dinner for eight
and special recognition. For
information call the school at
491-7937 or 261-5713.
Live telecast
On Feb. 28 Amelia Baptist
Church will sponsor the area's
only live telecast of Focus on
the Family's simulcast of
"Seeing Your Marriage
through the Eyes of God."
Speakers include: Beth
Moore, Gary Smalley, Dr. Del
Tackett, John Trent, Francis
Chan and Gary Thomas.
The event is from 9:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church, 961167
Buccaneer Trail. Lunch will be
provided. Tickets are $60 per
couple ($35 for singles).
Childcare will be provided
for birth through fifth grade for
the first 50 children registered.
Cost is $20 per family.
Call the church office at
261-9527 for reservations.
Family fitness event
The first Forever Fit Family
Blast is set for Feb. 28 from
10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the 8 Flags
shopping center on 14th
Street. There will be fun for
the whole family, including
free Crossfit classes, a spin
class, skateboard demonstra-
tion, local performances,
Safety Pup, police car and fire
truck, games and more. The
Femandina Beach Police
Department will hold a bike
rodeo for children (bring their
bikes and learn important
safety tips).
The event is sponsored by
Club 14 Fitness, Crossfit
Amelia, and A Chance To
Dance. It is free and open to
the public.


CLASS REUNIONS

30th reunion cruise
The FBHS Class of 1980
will have its second annual
Meet and Greet on March 7 at
5 p.m. at Cedar River Sea-
food in Fernandina Beach.
Information on the 30th
reunion/cruise April 10-17,
2010 will be available at the
meeting or on-line by check-
ing the class website at www.
classquest.com or on www.
classmates.com. The dead-
line for signing up for the five-
day Carnival "Class of 80"
Fantastic Cruise is March 12.
Classof'89


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The planning committee
for the 20-year reunion of the
Fernandina Beach High
School Class of 1989 is trying
to locate classmates. Please
provide contact information to:
Jenna McMonagle Scott, P.O.
* Box 677, Alma, GA 31510, e-
mail gennarae@ yahoo.com
or call (912) 632-4969.
* Classof99


Reunion organizers for the
* Femandina Beach High
School, Class of '99 are work-
ing to locate all members for
the 10-year reunion. Contact
Trish Lute at www.myspace.
com/fbhsco99 or Ayanna
Hawkins at fbhsre
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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


Work Wanted
Live-in Help
Child Care
Business Opportunity
EDUCATION
Schools & Instruction
Diet/Exercise
Hobbies/Crafts
Tutoring
Lessons/Classes
FINANCIAL
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Financial-Home/Property
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FARM & ANIMAL
Equipment
Livestock & Supplies
Pets/Supplies
Services
MERCHANDISE
Garage Sales
Articles for Sale
Miscellaneous
Bicycles
Computers-Supplies


Photo Equipment & Sales
Antiques-Collectibles
Produce
Appliances
Air Conditioners/Heaters
Home Furnishings
Muscial Instruments
Television-Radio-Stereo
Jewelry/Watches
Building Materials
Storage/Warehouses
Machinery-Tools-Equip.
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


REAL ESTATE
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Mobile Homes
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Amelia Island Homes
Beaches
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Condominimus
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102 Lbst & Found
FOUND MALE BOXER MIX Been
neutered, very friendly. Found at
Hedges Meat Store. Had him two
months. Call Sandie (904)415-1690.
$500 REWARD Lost brown & black
male tabby cat, declawed. Answers to
"Baby". Lost around neighborhood
behind Rec Center. (904)535-8391
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.
HELP FIND PART OF MY FAMILY! -
Missing since 12/23, our male black &
white Boston Terrier needs medicine.
Greatly Missed! REWARD! (904)277-
8043 or (904)556-9663

105 Public Notice

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


201 Help Wanted
BARISTAS & SERVERS
Espressos Caf6, Amelia Island
Upscale Tuscan Style Cafe
Fax Resume To (904)491-9810
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
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
TEACHERS NEEDED at both Step by
Step Learning Centers for 3 year old &
4 year VPK rooms. Apply in person
please, 1986 Citrona Dr. or 95734
Amelia Concourse.
TALENT CALL Seeking part-time
help calling live bingo games online.
Must be 18 years or older. Email:
support@svclive.com to schedule
phone interview.
$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ helping
the government PT. No experience. No
selling. Call (888)213-5225. Ad Code:
M. ANF


I 201 Help Wanted


CAREER DISTURBED?
Learn to operate a Mini-Office Outlet
from home. Free online training.
Flexible hours, great income.
www.freedom-compass.com
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS -
for Assistant Managers & Shift Super-
visors at KFC Yulee, Fernandina Beach,
& Jacksonville, FL, Apply in person at
location or call (904)874-4504 or fax
resumes to (904)725-8017.
SECURITY-RECREATION
FACILITY ATTENDANT
Part-time temp position in Yulee, west
of 1-95. Beginning 5/1/09 ending
9/7/09. Responsible for access control
of the pool and enforcing the recrea-
tion facility rules. Hours 10-6 Fri, Sat,
Sun every other weekend. Fax resume
to Kristie Garczynski @ (904)998-5366
or email kristle@firstcoastam.com
Earn $$$ Helping MDsl 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.
P/T INSIDE SALES Approx 30
hcs/wk. Valid Dr, Lic. req'd., some
heavy lifting. Sherwin-Williams Yulee,
FL. Apply i onperson at 96055 Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097 or contact by
phone: Shane Cabe (904)261-1010.
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201 Help Wanted 204 Work Wanted


COMBINATION PIPE WELDERS, TIG
& STICK 5" pipe w/750 mm wall,
willing to travel, outstanding pay.
(904)726-5661
OVER 18? Between high school &
college? Travel & have fun w/young
successful business group. No exp nec-
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transp provided. (877)646-5050. ANF

S 204 Work Wanted
WE BUY JUNK CARS & HEAVY
EQUIPMENT We'll pick up. (904)
879-1535 or (904)237-5293
HOME REPAIRS All types of home
repair & improvements, mobile homes
also. Dependable service. Licensed,
bonded, & insured. Call Mark Bullington
at (904)277-8780.
TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
(904)491-4383
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
RELIABLE & DEDICATED HANDY-
MAN available immediately. Refer-
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call (904)225-9628.


HOUSE CLEANING I have openings
for weekly, bi-weekly, & monthly. Exp-
erienced and have references. Call for
a bid. TMJ Cleaning, (904)261-0780.
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.

207 Business
Opportunities

PROFITABLE CARD, GIFT & PARTY
STORE for sale after eleven successful
years. Asking $135K. Great location.
Owner finance. Call 557-5007 Iv msg.

NEED A JOB? Sell AVON PT/FT. Call
Brenda 321-1295 or 545-1136.




306 Lessons/Classes

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


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Valid driver's license with clean record required.
Computer knowledge required. Ability to work
all three shifts.
For more information contact: Human Resources 904.277.5919
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CKC CHIHUAHUAS Small, long hair.
1st shots, wormed. 7 weeks. Paper
trained. $200. Call (904)277-2217 or
(706)331-6511
FREE TO GOOD HOME 2 year old
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491-7877.
(4) PUPPIES to good homes.
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Please call (904)548-0067.

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601 Garage Sales
ESTATE SALE 2219 S. Fletcher Ave.
Frn. 2/20 & Sat. 2/21, 8am-2pm.
Furniture & more.
YARD SALE Sat., 8am-2pm. 1985
Pine Dr., across from 5 Points Baptist
Church.
FRI. & SAT. 8am-? AlA at Bailey
Rd., in back parking lot. Pottery Barn
crib & Pottery Barn bedding, kid's
clothing & toys, household items, tools,
houseware.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat.
2/14, 8am-12pm. Rain or shine, Crib,
cradle, clothes, outside toys, motor-
cycle, much more. Jekyll Ct. across
from YMCA.
MOVING SALE Living room &
bedroom furniture, clothes, lawn
furniture, misc. items, etc. 2805
Ocean Dr., off First Ave. Fri. & Sat.,
9am-lpm.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat.
2/21, 8am-12pm. Corner of Beech &
Second St. Kids & adult clothes, toys,
kitchen & household items, & furniture,
NASSAU HUMANE SOCIETY'S
ANNUAL FLEA & TICK SALE
GARAGE SALE
Fri. 2/20, 7:30am-3:30pm
Sat. 2/21, 7:30am-3:30pm
Fernandina Beach Airport
(off Amelia Island Pkwy.)
This sale just keeps getting bigger &
better. Come out & shop to help the
homeless animals at the shelter.
Plenty of household items, antiques,
art, books, furniture, TV's, jewelry,
thousands of items...Something for
everyone! Bring money to spend!

MOVING-IN GARAGE SALE
Furniture, clothing, and stuff. Sat.
2/20, 9am-lpm. 5333 Florence Point
Dr., Fernandina'Beach.
PENNY PINCHERS & TREASURE
HUNTERS Books, art, linens, jeans
$1, knick-Knacks, surprises. Sat., 8am-
? 125 S. 6th St.
GARAGE SALE 96434 Nassau Lakes
Cir. Sat. 2/21, 8-12. ALL NAME BRAND
ITEMS in EXCELLENT COND: Golf
Clubs, Baby Girl Clothes (6-12), Boy
Clothes (2T-3T), Jumperoo, Exersauc-
er, Bouncy Chair, Leap Frog Activity
Table, pack n play & tons of toys.

1602 Articles for Salel
22" RIMS, side-by-side refrigerator,
bookcases, beautiful piano, oak hutch,
assorted furniture. Call (904)261-5345
or 753-3136.
GE Double Wall Oven, Jennair cook-
top, compactor, GE mocrowave/conv-
ection combo, jacuzzi tub, Kenmore
d/w. Best offer. Must sell. (904)321-
4191
DELUXE PATIO HEATER (never
unpacked) $150; small Sanyo ref. $50;
La-Z-Boy recliner, beige, $75; Whirl-
pool gas dryer, 2 yrs old, $70; Sylvania
19" TV $30; Merits wheelchair, 2 yrs
old, $200; Hoover steam vac $40; Call
206-0410 to see.
FOR SALE 1 Billy Joel/Elton John
concert ticket, $50 cash. Call (904)
261-0698.

S 603 Miscellaneous 1
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

607 Antiques
& Collectibles
SOLID OAK ANTIQUE HUTCH -
$325/OBO. Glass dining room set w/4
chairs, $150. Call (904)430-2605.

610 Air Conditioners
/Heating
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)
22-9-C^71 7. -


HIGHLAND HILLS
Move-in ready4/3 Amelia Island
home w/in walking distance to
Centre St. & beach. Gas f/p. large
wood deck. mother-in-law suite.


#48335 $372.000


OCEANFRONT COTTAGE
Charming 3/2 cottllage has 50 feet
of ocean frontage. Has vacation
rental permit and is completely
furnished. Front & rear decks.


#44042 $1115.000


1611 Home Furnishings I
QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS & box
springs, $150. Excellent, condition.
Please call (904)277-2845 or 206-
2465.
QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP bed w/box
spring, like new, $50. Sofa, floral print,
$50. Please call (904)310-6348.

1614 Jewelry/Watches I
VALENTINE 3ct heart shaped white
diamond pendant on Platinum chain.
One of a kind. Must sell, best offer.
LADIES ROLEX diamond/sapphire
Bezel blue face. White gold. Best offer.
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE DIAMOND
RING 5ct total weight. Center stone
2ct European cut. Appraisal of
$20,000. Best offer. (904)415-0769


802 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
$74,900/OBO. (904)583-2009
FSBO IN YULEE (Wilson Neck area).
Fenced 1.25 acres w/mature trees, 3/2
2002 Skyline DW, 1920 sq. ft., on
permanent block foundation, 16x24
screened back porch, 12x16 open front
porch, 12x20 utility shed, and carport.
All kitchen appliances and ceiling fans
included. Current appraisal and survey.
owner motivated $140,000. Serious
inquiries only. Please call 225-9112.


615 Building Materials 804 Amelia Island Homes


STEEL BLDG SALE Low as $3.89/sf,
Comm'l 30 yr warr. Church Family Life
Centers, Garages, Warehouses, Mini-
Storage. Factory erection. Field service
from our rep. (800)720-6857. ANF
METAL ROOFING 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, wall accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335.
www GulfCoastSuooly com. ANF




701 Boats & Trailers I
16'9" BOSTON WHALER w/70hp
Mercury Force motor & trailer. $2,500.
(904)261-7060
1987 29' Cruisers Inc. Elegante
Yacht sleeps 6, 2-new rebuilt box
Chevy 350s, new ext. upholstery, air,
shower. Mechanic maintained. $5,000/
OBO. MUST SELL (317)513-4721

702 Boat Supplies/
Dockage

60 FT. DEEP WATER DOCK FOR
RENT & boat lift. Located Nassau
River. (904)703-4265


OCEAN REACH NEIGHBORHOOD -
New to market, 1 floor, 4BR/2BA,
2200sf, many upgrades, w/pool &
screened lanai. Near beach. Move-in
condition. $392,500. Located at 2936
Eastwind Dr. Call (904)491-5505.
OPEN HOUSE Feb. 21/22, noon-
6pm. Charming older 3BR, cent. AC,
hardwood floors, new appliances.
Appraised $200K. Now at $185,0001
724 S. 6th. (904)583-5205

805 Beaches
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
OCEAN VIEW S. Fletcher near golf
club,. 3BR/2.5BA, bright open floor
plan. Price reduced. $546,000. (904)
261-9874 or (434)996-4037
NEW CONSTRUCTION Steps to the
ocean. 3/3 plus Crows Nest and great
room. Library area w/wet bar.
$1,150,000. Sally McCarron, Prudential
Chaplin Williams, Owner Agent. (904)
277-8943


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AMELIA ISLAND STARTER. PELICANS CONDOMINIUM OAK LAWN PARK
Great price on this just reduced Third floor furnished 2/2 villa has Lots of living space in this 5/2
3BR/2BA on deep lot. Needs SEc xposurc and awesome occan Amelia Island homc! Centrally
some work. but has newer roof. views! Heated pool.covered park- located. Icnced yard. all apph
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storage shed. i $105 per square loot.
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I 806 Waterfront I
SANDCASTLES END UNIT 1/1 with
940 sq ft. Fully furnished, great con-
dition. On the ocean. $460,000. Owner
Agent, Sally McCarron, Prudential
Chaplin Williams. (904)277-8943

1810 Farms & Acreagel
FOR SALE Approx. 180 acres. Great
hunting. Near Folkston, GA. Will divide.
As low as $3200 per acre. Lynn Murray
(912)276-0558

1 813 Investment Property
UNBELIEVABLE DEAL 5.82 ac., all
separate parcels, 5 total, with mobile
homes. Great investment. Make offer,
owner motivated. Gay Browne, Watson
Real Estate Corp. (904)703-4265

1 817 Other Areas
BIG LOT Smallest price. 12 ac just
$99,900. Best n'hood in Tallahassee
area. Rare spacious country living close
to everything. Great for kids w/horse
privileges. Best price ever, must see!
Great financing. (866)938-1521. ANF


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, FLIandbargains.com. ANF
Now Is The Time to buy Tenn, lake
property. 4 seasons, no state Income
tax. Lakeside Realty (888)291-5253,
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. ANF
NC Mountain Land 5+ acres w/10
ft. waterfall, in established community,
great views, lots of options. Only
$99,500. Owner (866)789-8535. ANF

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A ine Oceantront Lot! /3 wte, great Isl and wide open views of the sparling
location for your oceanfront retreal! In the Atlantic, classic beach house 3 BR/2BA, W/
700 block of S. Fletcher. R- zoning prima- hardwood floors and updated kitchen, A great
ler esidens and secondhom beach getaway or opportunity to build two
rily long e residents and second home new homes under the new height restrictions.
owners in the area. Reduced to $1,050,000 List price: $2,249,500. MLS#45764. Will
Divide


DOUBLE WIDE, 2/2, 96 SF "AS-IS" of little aluec
but livable. Includes a good dock on tidal creck, goes
dry on low tide. Also has well built concrete block
garage, 20x20, one large door. OWNER HAS OPTION
TO NOT SELL M.H. WITH THE LAND, JUST SELL
LAND, GARAGE DOCK FOR A REDUCED
$249,000 MLS#47368


LANCEFORI) CREEK FRONTAGE Great Primary Residence or vacation getaway or AWESUMIE VIEW U iEGAIN' LKCEEK &
approx 2.45 acres with small home located land invesnnent. Lots ofspace& in a private location F. Clinch State Park. Single family estate lot
off of Freeman Rd. Deep water access, I15' in is e,hide community Rigi across the tennis adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island
co urt. Al Dl downs,airn,, w/ tanpit in bedrooms Lighthouse. 370+/- Ft on navigable Egans
of frontage. A great investment at this price. upautrs, Gu, fireplace in dmmg room. Seller will pay Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east
$550,000 6 n. assoc. eees. Will do lese/purchase, coast. Possible oceaniew and/or view or down-
Wa $272.9i0, the $249,500 Now $199,0001 town Femandina Beach. $1,095,000
Appri]l r-n file .
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WONDERFUL OCEANVIEW HOME.
Used is a second home. In great condition.
Easy beach access across the street. Stucco
exterior, sid entry garage. Nice wide lot with
unopeued street on the south sut ide for more pri-
vacy. WVet bar and atrium make this a very
attractive and entertaining property. $725,000








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


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ENERGY EFFICIENT home under con-
struction at Pirate's Woqd. 2,374 hsf,
4BR/2.5BA on a 1/2 acre lot, tile, wood &
carpeting, solid surface countertops in
kitchen w/ island, gas package, large master
suite. great floorpln. Pre-,construction.
$325,000







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


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WALKING DISTANCE TO THIE BEACHII 5 ov.rszed lots off Robert
Olver in Egans Landin Suh. Reduced to $275,000 each I 13x 50' Buy
no, build later
MH 1LOT ON RADIO AVE. Old MH of little value $83,2000i
50IXI(I) L.OT on T.,rpon Ave $325,000)
SWVMHl \\'ilson Nutk .area Beautiil lot S52,1900
OCEANFRONT IIOTEI. SITE 215' on ihe Atlantii
Will lividc Condiona.l ii approved by (.ty for held $5,900,001
MARS IIFONT I.OTR in t er Oak, Sub I +/- $389,000


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


i.GREAl L.UUCAllUtI on secluaeO ac quiet roau
within maritime forests. Backs onto Golf Club of
Amelia Island. Great opportunity for a remodel with-
in this unique enclave on a very large lot that is just a
short distance to the ocean. Possible oceanview from
a third story. Lot dimensions are alprox
148"xll0'x60'xl28'150' List price $585,500


OCEANFRONT LOT-75' for a single familyluTO block ofS Fletchert$1,050,000)
TWO ACRE MH LOTS OFF LINDA RD in Wilson Neck. O11 MH with
vested impact fees $175,000 Wells & skeptics in place
2 PIRATES W(OOD1 LOTS- 1/2acre$75,000 Nearly I acre $125,000
(X.EANVIEW LOT-72'x 125'no tme frame tobu $S315,000
TWO ADJOINING OCEANFRONT LOTS, each 50' i
the 2200 bloik ofS Fether Nice cottage included. Will consider dividing.
$2,249,00


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INTERSTATE 95 EXPOSURE AT US 17 GOOD ASSEMBI.AGE
P'OTENTIAI. l,r mlilum sted sil [.Irnr katti9n wi.th good
$85ss 0$5(.000
YlI.EE MINI WAREIIOUSE Gtid Ipportunity t' grow ,your
i-n self stnragec .taulay and/or add new retaid/ofit 510' on
IS. 17, total 5 ares+/-. \Varhus on approxI 2 arcs
S 1l,5 5,000
15 CITY LOTS '" a.nl lFr Streets. Znicd MiU-1 and R2
t a ,I duplc, ndual. $525,


OCEANFRONT HOTEL SITE 215' on the Atlantic Will divide.
Conditional use approved by City for hotel. $5,900,000
PRIME FRONTAGE ALONG US 17 just north of AIA, High
development area in the heart of Yulcc. $495,000. Plans lit an
11,00 s f. Medical Complex on file.
200" US 17 FRONTAGE, 2t100 of Block bldg. vested
concurrency. Zoned CI
$550,000
64 ACRES along Amelia Iland
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851 Roommate Wanted
HOUSEMATES Fernandina, off
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$650/mo. '
2288-A First Ave. 2,100 sl, garage,
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$1495/mo.
806 9h S 3/2 enclosed porch,
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852 Mobile Homes
BLACKROCK AREA 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
(904)261-6486.
2BR/1.SBA SWMH Large lot on
lake. All appliances including W/D.
$700/mo. + deposit. (904)277-7132
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME on 1 acre
lot. $650/mo. + $650 deposit. (904)
277-2313
NICE 3BR/2BA Yulee, on acre.
$625/mo. + $625 dep. Lawn care
included. Lease, reference required.
(904)225-5214
NICE SINGLEWIDE 2BR/1 shower, 1
acre, front porch, quiet n'hood, Wilson
Neck. $650/mo. + $650 dep.
Application, lease (negotiable). 225-
2463
13126 EAST PATE RD. 3/2 DW, 2
sheds, carport, carport, fenced yard.
$750/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006.

2 & 3BR MOBILE HOMES & lots for
rent. Furnished & unfurnished, $500-
$725/mo. Units available in Hilliard &
Yulee. Call Gregg. (904)376-5190.

855 Apartments
Furnished

1BR/lBA/Dining-Kitchen Combo -
Elect., water, garbage, washer/ dryer,
cable TV, all furnished. In Nassauville.
6 mo. lease. $500/mo. + $300 dep.
(904)277-3819
At Beach, Sm eff. $145/wk. 1BR
$195/wk. + dep, utils incl. On Island -
1-2BR MH's in park $165/wk. or
$660/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034.


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CARJLTON DUNES -
Executive oceanfront condos at Summer
Beach with upscale appointments located
North of The Ritz-Carlton. Prices start at
$1,699,000.


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


SAILMAKER VILLAS
Oceanfront and pool side units in the heart
of Summer Beach. 2 or 3 bedrooms starting
at $359,000. Perfect for rentals.


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


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
$689,000. 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 $399,000.




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


VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE AT WWW.REALTOR.COM

Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!


MAIN SALES OFFICE SUMMERR

(800) 322-7448 (1-EACH

(904) 261-0624 Amelia Island, Florida


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


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


856 Apartments
Unfurnished

1BR, GREAT LOCATION $600/mo.
+ deposit. Utilities & cable included. No
smoking. (904)277-2759

OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
GARAGE APT. DOWNTOWN 1BR,
clean & bright. Big wood deck under
the trees! Laundry h/u, CH&A. Go look!
322 N. 3rd St. $595/mo. 261-6846

CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS Up to 'one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
(904) 277-1983.
SMALL 1BR at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
$650/mo. (904)335-1665
1BR OCEANFRONT APT. $675/mo.,
utilities included. Service animals only.
$500 sec. deposit. Call for information
(847)867-3163.
835 ELLEN ST. (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
0006
ONE OF A KIND 900 sq. ft. studio
on 2 levels. W/D hookups. Includes all
utilities. On island. $750/mo. (904)
277-7031











* AMELIA LANDINGS 2BR/2BA
condo. Close to beach. Community
pool. $800/mo. Avail. Now.
* AMELIA PARK 3BR/2BA
condo. I car garage. 1900 sq. ft.
$1,250/mo. Avail. Now.
* AMELIA NATIONAL
5BR/3.5BA house. View of lake &
golf course. 3,200 sq. ft. $1,600/mo.
Avail. Now.
* FIRST AVE. 3BR/2BA unit close
to the beach with 1 car garage.
$1,050/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.
* HERON ISLE 3BR/2BA house.
2-car Garage. $995/mo. Available
now.
* FOREST RIDGE 2 bedroom, I
bath condo located in Forest Ridge
Villas.. Community pool. Close to
beach. $725/mo. Available Now.
* S. 4TH STREET 3BR/2BA unit
closer to historic district. $1,025/mo.
Available Now.
Visit Amelia-era.com for more listings.

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856 Apartments
Unfurnished

AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $650/mo. + deposit. 1/2 off
1st month. (904)716-0579
ACROSS FROM OCEAN Downstairs
duplex, 2BR/1.5BA, ceiling fans,
dishwasher, W/D hookups. $850/mo.
57 S. Fletcher Ave. (904)277-7622
3BR/2BA Top floor of duplex, 1
block from ocean, large deck, washer &
dryer. Very nice. $1025/mo. + deposit.
583-0095
2BR/1BA LOWER UNIT DUPLEX -
North end of island, $850/mo. + $800
deposit. (904)753-2155
OCEANVIEW 3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$995/mo. + dep. (904)386-1005
TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, across
from beach walkover, S. Fletcher Ave.
(904)583-2456
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.atcdevelooment com.

1857 Condos-Furnishec4
Furnished Oceanview Condo
for Rent
2BR, beautiful hardwood & ceramic tile
floors, all new appliances ncesci flt-
screened TV. $750/month. 904-277-
3050.
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION 1BR
FULLY FURNISHED CONDO Utilities
included. $1175/mo. Call Terri at (904)
261-4743.


4485 SPINNAKER COURT
Beautiful wooded golf course lot very near the
ocean. Approximately 1 acre lot in the prestigious
Golfside community has gorgeous views of the
course, marsh and lake. This Is the largest lot on
the market in any resort community. Build your
dream home now! $635,000 MLS #48033
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1738 REGATTA DRIVE
Spacious brick home in Golfside South. Corner lot
with beautiful landscaping. Sunroom with summer
kitchen. Upper storage room heated & cooled.
$749,900 MLS #43552










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


1858 Condos-Unfurnished
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA Upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $650/mo. + deposit. 1/2 off
1st month. (904)716-0579
STUNNING CONDO 1BR/1BA in
Amelia Lakes. Gated, gym, on lake.
$725/mo. Negotiable terms. Call (949)
300-5648.
2/2 STARTING AT $800 & 3/2
starting at $900. 1st month rent free.
Pay Security Deposit and MI. Gated
community with heated pool. Call
(904)277-1983.
CONDO FOR RENT 3BR/2BA. Corner
ground floor. Small complex, ameni-
ties, gated. Central location on the is-
land near medical facilities. 556-6853.
1BR/1BA-at Amelia Lakes. Tile floors,
Plantation shutters, view of lake.
Tennis courts, pool, & fitness center.
$700/mo. + sec. dep. (904)742-4649
A.I.P. 2BR/2BA, Fairway Oaks.
Upgraded kitchen & bathrooms. Wood
blinds. $1350/mo. (904)753-4267
3BR/2.SBA 1700SF TOWNHOUSE -
1-car garage, 1/4 mi from beach, 2 yrs
old, SS, granite countertops. $1200/
mo. + sec. dep. (904)294-1587

1859 Homes-Furnished I
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/
2BA, gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5
mins to beach. $600/wk. or $2000/mo.
ind utils. 261-6204, 206-0035
FOR RENT Newly built 3BR/2BA
furnished home, 151 Barnwell Rd.
$1150/mo. Security deposit &
references a must. (904)556-8372
OCEANFRONT DUPLEX Casual 3BR/
2BA. $1500/mo + utilities. Short/long
term & weekly. Pet w/fee. Also, 1 side
roommates $500/mo. (912)552-8601


858 Condos-Unfurnishedl 860 Homes-Unfurnishedl


LUXURY-CONDO 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $975/mo. (904)251-9525
OCEANVIEW TOWNHOME Recently
renovated 2BR/1.5BA w/patio, new
appliances, W/D. $1000/mo. 833 A
Tarpon Ave. (904)206-0817

LONG TERM RENTALS


So. Fletcher @ Jefferson, 2830 8
downstairs duplex, 2/3, W/D, 850
s.f., across from beach,water, sewer
& garbage included $875
OFF ISLAND*





* Lofton Pt., 3/2, on lake, 1700 sq. ft.,
W/D, $1075
* Amelia Lakes Condo, gated, pool
& fitness center, screened patio,
2/2, W/D $895
ON ISLAND
*1397 Plantation Pt. home, 3/2, Ig.
screened patio, 2100 sq. ft. $1250

HILLIARD HOMES
* Cedar Haven, Pond Drive,nice
3/2,1700 sq. ft., near ATC Center,
$1200






Call Patricia Turner
Rental property Manager

904-556-9586
www.flrstcoastrentalds.com
PALM Ill REALTY U,,sFARPU
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716 S. 12TH ST. 3BR/2BA, recently
renovated. Washer, fenced yard, nice
neighborhood. First, last, & deposit.
References. $895/mo. (904)261-5630

3BR/2BA in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
HILLIARD 2BR/1BA home w/loft on
5 private acres. CH&A. $850/mo. +
$600 deposit. References required. Call
John at (904)234-5353.
FREE FEB. RENT I LEASE/OPT/BUY.
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
CH&A, FP. Free cable. $950/mo.
(916)663-6002 or (916)300-3039
3BR/2BA NEW HOME for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
VERY NICE BRICK HOUSE Yulee,
3BR/1BA; hardwood floors, fully
equipped kitchen, CH&A, carport, large
fenced yard w/shed, water softener,
good neighborhood. No smoking. Good
references. $850/mo. + $850 sec dep.
1 yr lease. Neg. 2 yr lease. 261-2132


rF Club
Apartments
BestAddress in FernandinaBeach

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
/ Business Center
/ Gated Community

FREE RENT
Call for Details
' (904)277-2500.


1638 REGATTA DRIVE
Beautiful home located in the prestigious
Golfside South in Summer Beach. Approx.
3,800 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, upscale
amenities. $979,000 MLS #44999


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


5036 OURTRIGGER DRIVE
A rare find! Wonderful oceanfront townhouse
design in Outrigger at Summer Beach. Fabulous
ocean views! Fully furnished w/ exception of a
few personal items. Membership to Country
Club available. $1,195,000 MLS #48352


95101 WHIITLINi DUULCK ILLIL ElHr I rEacitEvE lTOnIU nmc.J
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 $475,000.
#46368
VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE AT WWW.REALTOR.COM

Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!


MAIN SALES OFFICE SUMMERR

(800) 322-7448 BEACH

(904) 261-0624 Amelia Island, Florida


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


5456 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FL 32034


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1860 Homes-Unfurnished
2192-B 1ST AVE; TOWNHOUSE 1
block from beach. 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car
garage, fireplace, W/D. $1350/mo +
util & dep. 1 yr lease. (904)583-4563
ON ISLAND 3BR/2BA with 2-car
garage, fenced yard. $950/mo. + sec.
dep. No smoking. 583-0551
SEASIDE Wonderful family home,
close to beach, -4BR/2BA w/screen
oorches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
availablee immediately. (904)206-0817
2BR/1BA House carport, central
A/C, on island, $850/mo. + $850 dep.
Small Trailer acre + lot, Nassauville,
$700/mo. + $700 dep. (904)753-0165

MIXED USE ZONING 102 S. 10th
Street. A rare opportunity to work
and live in the Historic District.
Beautiful historic home on 10th
Street can be used as offices or use
the downstairs for office and live
upstairs. Space for off street parking
provided. (904)261-9556
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
$1,250/MO. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage,
with upgrades 1,400sf home on Island
with large fenced backyard. Contact
(904)556-9549 or (904)753-4353.
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA,
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer.
$1195. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006
YULEE 86093 Kutana Dr., 3BR/2BA
MH. Very clean and bright, privacy.
$595/mo. 261-6846
American Beach 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1100/mo. Marsh
Lakes 4572 Village Dr., 3BR/2.5BA,
T.H., 1860sf, lakefront, pool. & tennis,
$1350/mo. North Hampton 861452
N. H. Club Way, 4BR/4BA w/bonus,
2994sf, $2200/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.
3BR/2BA In Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $'1150/mo.
(904)583-0683
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
261-9129.
4BR/3BA 2800sf split plan, near
beach & greenway, pool. Available now
with 12 month lease, longer term
considered. $1950/mo. (904)556-2929
ON THE ISLAND 4BR/2BA and 2 car
garage. $1250/mo. First, last month
rent and security deposit. Pet deposit
$250. Call (540)529-8928.
SINGLE FAMILY RENTALS, one
month free programs. 'Off Island -
Beachway, 96679 Arrigo, 3BR/2BA, 2
car garage, $1200/mo. Lofton Oaks -
86088 Santa Barbara, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. On Island 2826
Scrub Jay, 3BR/1BA, pet friendly,
flooring, yard! $950/mo. Drive by, call
numbers on signs.
3BR/2BA Pirates Woods on water.
Great views. 1600 sq. ft., screened
porch, 2nd floor deck, garage. $1200/
mo. (904)491-0519 or 945-2139
3BR/2BA HOME in Nassau Lakes.
No smoking. Service animals only.
$1050/mo. + $1050 deposit. Call Kate
at (904)491-0112.
ALMOST NEW 3BR/2BA. Yulee,
Heron Isles. Month to month. $795/.
mo. (916)622-3754 '
Bells River Estates off Chester Rd.
New 2pooaf concrete blk home. 4/3
w/mrster upstairs & down, 2-car gar.,
..aterfront. *$1395/mo. (904)860-5564


2200SF HOME 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance,,to_.beach,.)000sf. garage att-
ached, J.yr-'min.. lease req. $1350/.nMt.'
2815 'Ocean Dr.' (904)753-2230
PRIVACY & SUNSETS on acre lot.
Amelia Plantation executive home.
Massive .stone fireplace,' designer
finishes, spa-like master bath. Great
rate. Unique Rentals (904)261-3900.


4/3 ISLAND HOME in Ocean Reach
subdivision. Heated pool, fenced in
back yard, near beach, quiet neighbor-
hood. Small pets okay. No smoking.
One year lease. $1,600/mo. + 1 month
security deposit. (904)430-3253


1860 Homes-Unfurnished 1864 Commercial/Retaill


3BR/2BA DW Yulee Hills area.
Approx 1700 sq. ft., fireplace, DW,
utility room, 2 refrigerators, 1 acre.
$900/ mo + dep. (904)556-1948
4BR/3BA Hardwooded floor home
for rent in a quiet family neighborhood.
Close to beach and downtown. Call
(863)257-1822
SOUTH END HOME $1500/mo. Nice
neighborhood. Deposit required. Call
(904)206-3380. Pets with additional
deposit.
3BR/2BA 2 car gar., 1600 sq. ft.
newer home, cul-de-sac, free cable,
large yard, pond. No smoking.
$940/mo. Heron Isles in Yulee.
(617)899-5280

18,61 Vacation Rentalsi
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

S863 Office
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.
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.
Office .Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office 'Center. Call Mack
(904)583-0058'.

1864 Commercial/Retail

MIXED USE ZONING 102 S. 10th
Street. A rare opportunity to work
and live in the Historic District.
Beautiful historic home on 10th
Street can be used as offices or use
the downstairs for office and live
upstairs. Space for off street parking
provided. (904)261-9556
DOWNTOWN LOCATION Approx.
600 sq ft. Remodeled in '06. Office or
Gallery. Inquiries call (909)297-3959.
FOR LEASE 1250 sq. ft. office
warehouse. High traffic area. Two roll
up bays. (904)753-2178


CURTISS H.

LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc.

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LONG TERM
*3BR/3BA Amelia Park 2,358 sq. ft.,
includes yard & pool maint.
$1,550/mo.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
util.
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,w/ 2
car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo. + util.
*2BR/IBA Mobile Home on Bailey
Road $700/mo + util.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview $1,000/mo.
+ util.
*3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do
lease purchase $1,250/mo. + util.
*2BR/I BA 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
$ 8 (6i/mn p lu s -u ti li ti e s .c' ( , -' '
*730 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA. $850/mo
+util, $1,200 security deposit

VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/ I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information


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



901 Automobiles I
MUST SELL Autos, PU's & Vans. Geo
Tracker, mini-van, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/finance. All running. Starting
$800-$3500. For details 261-5034.
1995 HONDA ACCORD,- Runs great,
4 cyl., 4-door, red, 122K mi. $4,800/
OBO. (904)556-3685
2003 Chevrolet Blazer Utility 4WD -
Power doors & windows. 81,000 miles.
A/C. $6,000. To see call Vivian or
George Geiger (904)225-5404.
Police Impounds For Sale '97
Honda Civic $500. '97 VW Jetta $750.
For listings call (800)366-9813 ext
9271. ANF
2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S 4-dr.
12,000 miles. By original owner.
Garaged, like new. 35 mpg. $16,999.
(904)491-7641
Police Impounds '97 Honda Civic
$500. '97 Honda Accord $700. '97
Toyota Camry $700. For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275. ANF
2004 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GLS
CONVERTIBLE 4 cyl., 32,819 miles,
auto., A/C, leather, mint condition,
garage kept. $13,080. (904)845-7085


S902 Trucks
1985 TOYOTA PICKUP w/ext. cab.
5 spd. Runs well. New tires. Stereo.
Excellent gas mileage. $1100/OBO.
(904)491-8153

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/m6 + tax +
until
*DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retaill/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,685.mo
includes all other -fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
lease.
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo. + until & tax
Corner of Centre and 4th St. High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
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..
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HUGE 1,2,3


BEDROOMS
W/D Connections
Large Closets
Pirvate Pations
Sparkling Pool
i c I1 |* Tennis Courts
I 1 Exercise Room
U r Close to Shopping
STwenty Minutes to
Jacksonville & Feknandina
City Apartments with Country Charm

(904) 845-2922
k 37149 Cody Circle
Eastwoo d aks Hilliard, Florida
APARTMENTS Mon. Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.







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 I




Marsh Cov &oere

Apatmnt


Marsh Cove Features:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675 .
* Located on the mar-sh
* Swimming pool


Somerset Features:
* i and 2 bedrooms
* Prices from $625
* Single story design
* Vaulted ceilings atail.


Both of these commriunities are less than 2 miles
from the beach and you can walk to the shops and
restaurants at The GatewvaN to Amelia center!


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SXT Model. Beige with Charcoal Interior. Auto, AC, Alloys,
Spoiler, CD; Power Locks, Windows, Cruise
& Tilt. Only 46K Miles! Great Gas Saver! VALUE PRICED
Stop By and See The 1-Qwner Beauty! s4,950


2007 LEXUS SC430
Ultra Luxury..LUltra Sporty Hard-top
Convertible. Only 3,800 Milesl 1
Owner. Original MSRP Over
$68,000! Remainder of Lexus
Factory Warranty.
SUPER VALUE PRICED
'44.950


2004 FORD MUSTANG
40th Anniversary Edition with Pony
Package. V6, Auto, AC, Chrome
Wheels and Power Top. right Red
Exterior, Tan Leather Interior with
Mach Stereo System. Low Miles!
VALUE PRICED '10,950


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Supercharged! White with Tan Leather Interior. Auto, AC, Power
Everything, Chrome Alloys, Sunroof,
Spoiler, AM/FM, CD/Tape. 1-Owner. VALUE PRICED
Super Sporty Ride Waiting Just For You! $7,950


2005 KIA OPTIMA
LX Model. Green with Beige Interior.
Auto/Stick Shift; AM/FM/CD, AC;
Power Locks, Windows, Cruise & Tilt.
Low Miles and a Great Gas Saver!
Excellent Car At a Great Price!

VALUE PRICED '8,950


2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
,Silver Wagon with Gray Interior.
Manual Transmission, Power Locks,
Windows, Cruise & Tilt. AC, CD,
Roof Rack and More! Low Miles!
Stop By and See This One-Owner
Beauty!
VALUE PRICED '8,500


1997 BMW 3281
White with Tan Leather Interior.
Power Everything, Auto, AC,
6cyl, Alloy Wheels. Very Nice 4-
Seater Convertible... Stop By
and See This Beauty Today!
VALUE PRICED S7,950









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Customers to Stop
By & Sa. Hello!


1998 JAGUAR VANDEN PLANS
Burgundy with Tan Leather
Interior. V8, Auto, AC, Sunroof,
Alloys, Power Everything.
Michelin Tires. Extra Nice... Don't
Miss Out On This One!


2001 DODGE DAKOTA
5 Speed Beauty! Cold AC, Super
Sharp, Low Miles, Fully Inspected
and Ready For the Highway!
Check It Out Today.


VALUE PRICED '7,950 VALUE PRICED '7,950


2001 NISSAN ALTIMA
Limited Model. Silver with Gray
Interior. ower Seat, AM/FM/CD,
Auto, AC; Power Locks, Windows,
Cruise & Tilt. Keyless Entry. Extra
Clean!


VALUE PRICED '7,450
*All Prices Plus Tlx, ,lthl, Req ttlit on & $1.19 00 Cuslomer Seric, l.eI' *


1999 MERCURY VILLAGER
Estate Model. White with Tan Leather
Interior. Power Everything, Dual
Power Seats, Rear Air, Sunroof, Alloy
Wheels, AM/FM/Cassette. Loaded!


2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING
LXi Coupe Model. Beige with
Gray Interior. Auto, AC, Power
Locks, Windows, Cruise Tilt, CD,
Alloys. Very Nice!

VALUE PRICED $7,950



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