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1945,





R AN SMITH
News-Leader
A Fernandina Beach resident's pho-
tographs recently became the subject
of a show in China but his story
begins in the closing days of World
War. HI
t' really goes back to 1945. I was
'a Navy photographer with a group
called SACO that's the Sino-
American Cooperative Organization."
said Buffalo native Roger Moore. "I
'had volunteered for that duty in the
interior of China.
"While I was in Chunking, the
Japanese surrendered." Moore con-
tinued. "The U.S. conmiand sent all
available troops to the coast. I was
sent to Shanghai. The Japanese were
still there waiting for orders from
Tokyo."
Moore said his duties often sent
him to the area around the Bund -
the Shanghai docks. There, he became
fascinated with the working-class peo-
pie he saw every day. "For the weeks
that followed the surrender. I had my
assignments, and I always had my per-
sonal camera along," he said. I took
pictures of the working Chinese. They
were such an inspiration their
resolve and their courage. They had
been oppressed by the Japanese fur
ahnost 10 years. I was really impressed
by their resilience, so I made it a pho-
tography study to get pictures of these
people." .
Moore spent his stay in Shanghai
photographing workers, children, old
women people he felt told the story
of the working Chinese. More than
60 years later, he decided to dust the
old photos off.
CHINA Continued on 3A


Fernandina Beach resident Roger Moore took these photos of life in Shanghai, China, in 1945 as a
young Navy photographer on duty. They are part of a new art exhibit in Hong Kong.


Kid skips


school?


Jail for


parent
SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader
You don't have to ply a teenager
with liquor or take a minor with you
to vandalize cars to be charged with
contributing to the delinquency of a
minor.
As a parent or guardian, simply
allowing your child to skip school
could be reason enough to result
in an arrest for contributing to the
delinquency of a minor a'lesson
six Nassau County parents learned
the hard way last year, according
to Iris Coleman, the school system's
director of instructional support
services.
After 15 unexcused absences
from school in a 90-day period, a
student is declared "truant,"
Coleman said. And that's when the
State Attorney's Office gets
involved.
Coleman said it's rare for cases
to go so far as to require an arrest
of a parent or guardian. Six parents,
were arrested last year, and six have
been arrested so far this year -
Coleman estimated this year's num-
ber could go as high as 10 parents.
'Still, she points out, in a school
system that consists of 11,000 stu-
dents, that's not bad. And arresting
parents is a last resort.
"Our schools try to take care of
our children, and we intervene first
at the school level, but we're not
always successful," Coleman said.
But it's not just the parents who
can be punished by law. Students
who are declared truant can have
their ability to obtain a learner's
TRUANCY Continued on 3A


Tough economy for fetivals


ANGELA DALIGHTR
News Leader '
There is no doubt that Fernandina'
Beach enjoys great economic benefits'
from its many attractions that draw
:both locals and tourists Festivals are
a large part of those attractions, and
as with everything else, the slowing-
economy has had an effect on our
colorful seasonal celebrations.
.Dr. Neal Coleman, president of
the Amelia.:Island Chamber Music
Festival, says the annual event has
feltthe effect of the downturn with a
slight decrease in donations. "Some
who donate funds have not been able
to give as much as they would like,"
he says.
Coleman says the festival board
anticipated the loss of funds back in
October, but the economy "turned
out worse than, we thought."
However, after working with the fes-
rival's artisticibudget, he says, there
will stillbe the same number of con-
certs, with four that are flee to the
public.
The Chamber Music Festival, said
Coleman, has also been "going after
every source,of grant money we can.
get"
"We received notice from the
National Endowment for the Arts that
we can apply for an emergency
grant," says Coleman. The new grant
program allows organizations to
receive grant money for their 2009
season, says Coleman, "to make sure
the organizations make it through to
2010." The festival, said Coleman, is,
also getting support from the Florida
Arts Council.
"I'd have to tell you, having
.become president only a month ago,
we're trying to be as responsible as
we can and put on a very nice festi-
val," says Colemah, a retired cardiol-


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Dickie Anderson. executive director of the Amelia Island Book
Festival, which was put off to February of next year.


ogist. The Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival begins this year on
Nlay 21 and runs through several
weekends until June 14.
Tony McAdoo. founder of the
Amelia Island Film Festival, said his
organization recently found a corpo-p
rate partner in P5 Productions, a local-
ly owned business that produces pro-
motional products He acknowledged
that "all non-profits are trying to find
funding." and said he hoped that cor-
porate partner. from last year would
continue their support. McAdoo
added that het- was kloking forward to
attending a grants workshop by the
city arts council, and is also consid-
ering moving the entire festival to
the downtown area.
McAdoo said the festival, which is
in coming into its second annual sea-
son, might also try to increase prof-
its by using a service called "Without
a Box," an online management sys-


tem in which a filmmaker can regis-
ter a film online for S25. for use by
film festivals.
S"Last year it was word-of-mouth,"
says McAdoo.' "It would be quite dif-
ferent if we 'used a national film
process.' .
'"We really haven't had a funding
campaign like we did last year," says
McAdoo, nor do they have a corpo-
rate sponsor as yet. "We'd like to look
at national sponsors this year," he -
says. "We haven't tried to do that yet"
The film festival, which last year
debuted in October, has been
rescheduled to run the last week of
February 2010.
The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festiyal, which is the largest of the
festivals, is scheduled to run as usual
the first weekend in May. Executive
Director Sandy Price says the budg-
FESTIVALS Continued on,3A


City may hire private


manager for marina


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
The city of Fernandina Beach is
seeking qualifications from private
marina management firms for opera-
tion of the city's downtown marina on.
the Amelia River. It's also looking into
a $1.5 million bank loan to finance
planned improvements at the Amelia'
River waterfront.
City commissioners, after 'dis-
cussing the matter at a Japuary work-
shop, agreed to look into leasing the
marina to a private company, although
there w'as opposition from
Conunissioner Ron Sapp, who said it


' was disastrous for the city when it
leased .he marina in the 1980s. '
City officials have been criticized
over the years for ambivalence toward
city marina development, and city staff
has also been blamed Tor the marina's
apparent inability to make money.
Marina Director Coleman
Langshaw has defended the marina,
saying its focus on transient boaters
means more revenue for the city
through dock rentals and fuel sales.
But opponents have argued the mari-
na should serve more local boaters,
and that a federal Boating
MARINA Continued on 3A


City may go solar


on sun shelters


ANGELA DbALIGHTRY
.\ews-Leader.
The city's Historic District Council
has given conceptual approval for solar
panels to be installed on downtown
sun shelters.',
Waterfronts Florida Partnership
chair Lou Goldman, who attended the
meeting, said that although he thought
his committee would most likely
approve the solar panels, he had not
been informed about them. The
Waterfronts Florida Partnership, sup-


ported by the state Department of
Community Affairs, is a committee
that addresses the working water-
front's economy, public access and
cultural resource protection.
"It's not my goal that we are in con-
flict with another city committee," said
HDC Chair Suanne Thamm. "I'm a lit-
tle disturbed that Mr. Goldman hasn't
heard about it."
According to City Planner Adrienne
Dessy, the power generated by the
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FRIDAY, March 27,2009 NEWS News-Leader


50 YEARS AGO'

Mrs. O.A. Holland's small
son was treated for bruises
after his arm was caught up
to the shoulder in the wash-
ing, machine wringer at their
home.
March 26,'1959

25 YEARS AGO

City' Commissioner Ben
Sorensen was considering


renewing an old battle to
repeal an ordinance banning
public drinking in
Fernandina Beach.
March 28, 1984

10 YEARS AGO

Stained glass artisans
arrived to restore several
windows at Trinity United
Methodist Church at an esti-
mated cost of $100,000.
March 24, 1999


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Finding health care


without insurance


For the News-Leader

For many Americans,
health insurance provides
affordable access to health-
care that allows them to pre-
vent or lower disease risk,
manage current medical con-
ditions and maintain overall
health. But for the 47 million
people in the U.S. who are
living without health insur-
ance, attaining even the most
basic care can be impossible.
Every 24 minutes, someone
in America dies because
they are uninsured and can-,
not get the care they need.
In 2006, women repre-
sented more than 45 percent
of all uninsured people in'the
U.S. Thirteen percent of all
pregnant women are unmn-
sured, and older women'
between ages 55 and 65 are
20 percent more likely to be
uninsured than men. Women
are more likely to be depend-
ents, making them suscepti-
ble to losing health insur-
ance due to divorce,'
becoming widowed, or
because their spouse's ciom-
pany increases premiums or
drops family coverage entire-
ly.' ,
Uninsured women are
less likely to receive preven-
tive health care and screen-
ing tests, such as clinical
breast exams and Pap tests,
than women who have insur-
ance. They are also more
likely to receive diagnoses at
more advanced disease .'
stages and tend to receive
less medical intervention
once diagnosed. .
With the economy in ,
recession and some of the
worst job losses seen in
decades, the plight of the
uninsured stands to become
much worse. Fortunately,
there are several online, tele-
phone-based, and communi-
ty resources that help unin-


sured
Ameri-
cans find
health
care,
even if
they
have lit-


tle or no money to pay for'
services:
The Bureau of Primary
Health Care website
(http://ask.hrsa.gov/pc)
allows you to search for free
or low-cost health care clin-
ics by state and city.
The Insure Kids Now!
website (www.insurekid-
snow.gov) offers links to pro-
grams that provide low- or,
no-cost health insurance .cov-
erage for children and preg-
nant women by state.
*, The CDC's National
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Early Detection Program
(http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/c
ancercontacts/nbccedp/con-
tacts.asp) provides free,
mammograms and Pap tests
to uninsured, underinsured,
and low-income women who
qualify.
The American
Academy of, Dermatology's
website has/a database of
dermatologists by state who
offer free skin cancer
screenings (www.aad.org/pu"
blic,/exams/screenings/inde
x.html).
Find free or low-cost
eye exams through the
American Academy of
Ophthalmology. hotline serv-
ice (800-222-EYES).
Community health fairs
are a.great place to get free
screenings, such as blood.
pressure and cholesterol
tests. You can also check
with your state and city
health department to find
free flu shots.
For information visit
www.covertheuninsured.
com;


WEEKLY UPDATE


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Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
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Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
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Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
* Monday holidays will move the
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Trust fund
An education trust fund
has been set up for Hayden
and Madison Bowewin
memoryy fheirfather, Dan.
Bowen,-who died March 11
in an accident at Smurfit-
Stone Container Corp. Those
who wish to donate may
make checks payable to
College America FBO
Bowen Children and mail
them to Amelia Financial
Consultants, Richard Young,
S201 Centre St., Fernandina'
Beach, FL 32034,261-4611,
ryoung@ameliafinancial.
com.
Food drive
Curves of Fernandina
Beach, 1118 South 14th St.,
is participating in the 11th.
Annual Curves Food Drive
to benefit local food banks.
Curves will waive the normal
service fee for any new
member who brings in a bag
of non-perishable groceries
and joins before March 31.
Others wishing to donate
may drop of non-perishable
food items at Curves
Monday through Friday dur-
ing normal business hours.
Contact Karen Johnson at
4910000. ,
Virtual job fair
WorkSource, FCCJ, First
Coast Manufacturers and
JAXPORT'are sponsoring
the First Coasft's first Virtual
Job Fair April 1-8.
From theprivacy of your
own home, or virtually any
computer with Internet avail-
ability, get 24/7 access to a
variety of jobs in the area for
a full week. Beginning mid-
night on April 1, visit
www.firstcoastvirtualjobfair.o
rg to get clicking for your
new job. For more informa-
tion, e-mail VJF@work-
sourcefl.com.
Consumer clinic
A free Nassau County
Consumer Clinic, presented
by Jacksonville Area Legal


Aid (JALA), will be held at
the Nassau County. Judicial
.Annex in the Juror Services
Room (first floor) at 5:30'
p.m. April 6.
Ariel Patterson, JALA
staff attorney and Equal'-.
Justice Works fellow,.pres-
ents topics including debt.
collection, small claims,
bankruptcy, foreclosure and
ID theft. The public may sug-
gest topics by calling
Cynthia Johnson of JAIA at
(904) 356-8371, ext. 307, dr
Sue Powell of the Nassau
County Clerk of Courts
office at 548-4551.
Springyardsale
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary will hold a
* spring yard, sale on April 18
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the old
Ron Anderson car dealership
on Sadler Road.
, Donations may be,
dropped. off at the site'on
April 16 and 17 from 10 a.m.-
7 p.m. For information con-
tact the Auxiliary Office at
321-3818. It is accepting all
items that are clean and in
working order. Donation
confirmations will be issued
:when dropped off.
Moneyworkshop
If you would like to learn
more about money manage-
ment, come out to the free
financial workshop April 25
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Peck Center Auditorium, 516
South 10th St. A Certificate
of Completion will be award-
ed to participants.
The workshop will
explore the A-B-Cs of turn-
ing your finances around:
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-cashing fees.
Credit -Get it and keep it.
To reserve your space,
call the Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency
at 261-0801, Monday-Friday,
.10-4 p.m.


FOR THE RECORD.

The Barnabas New to You fashion show scheduled for
Wednesday at Amelia Island Plantation, and featured in today's
Out & About Calendar on page 2B, has been canceled.
* *
The News-Leader strives for accuracy. We will promptly cor-
rect all factual errors. Please notify the editor of errors at mpar-
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OBITUARIES


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Jean Kinchen Goss
Jean Kinchen Goss, 79,
passed away Tuesday morning,
March 24, 2009 at her Yulee
residence.
She was born December 18,
1929 in Brunswick, GA and had.
made her home in the Yulee,
FL area for the past 56 years.
She was a member of the Oasis
Christian Center and is
described by those who best
knew her as a loving, devoted
mother and grandmother.. She
was predeceased by a brother,
John Kinchen.
Survivors include a son and
daughter-in-law, Claude F and
Ann Littles, Jr.; three daugh-

Julia Ann Sullivan-Spri
I Julia Ann Sullivan-Spradlin,
age 65, formerly of Yulee and
Fernandina Beach, passed away
on Sunday, March 23, 2009 in
Honolulu, Hawaii.
Born in Douglas, Georgia,
she was raised and spent the
majority of her life in North
Jacksonville before, moving to
Yulee and Fernandina for a
short period of time. Most
recently she joined her daugh-
ter in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Preceding her in death are;
her husband, Marshall Spradlin.
her parents, Julian and Connie
Sullivan, and a daughter. Suzan
Hutto-Foxworth.
She leaves behind, her
daughter, Eugenia "Gena"
. Spradlin-Andrews '(Brian),
Honolulu, HI. a son, Mikhail
Hutto, Charleston,'SC, two sis-

John D. Wilsher
Mr. John D. Wilsher, age 79,
of Fernandina Beach, passed
away on Wednesday. March 25,
2009. surrounded by his family.
at the Morris Center of
Community Hospice in
Jacksonville.
Born in Atlanta. Georgia. he,
was the son of the late Eugene
Everett and Mary Frances
Gates Wilsher, Sr.
As a young child, his parents.
moved the family '- to
Jacksonville, Florida, where he
was raised and educated; grad-'
uating from Robert E. Lee High'
School. In 1951 he enlisted in
the U.S. Marine Corps where
he served as an Infantryman.
While fighting during" the
Korean Conflict, Mr. Wilsher
was wounded in the line of duty
for which he was awarded the
Pur~ile'Heart. After being'dis-
charged, he began working at
Naval Air Station Jacksonville
as an Aircraft Electrician. While
working full-time and helping
his wife, Lorree Pittman
Wilsher, with two young chil-
dren, he enrolled at Jacksonville
University from where he
earned his Bachelor of Science
Degree in Accounting in 1961.
In 1962, he accepted the posi-
tion of Comptroller at Container
Corporation of America. He left
CCA in 1967 and worked as'an
Auditor for the State of Florida
until joining Humphries
Memorial Hospital as Business
Manager in 1968. During his
hospital career, in Fernandina
Beach, he was promoted to
Assistant Administrator and
Administrator while providing
the vision and motivation for
building and opening Nassau
General Hospital; now known
as Baptist Medical Center-
Nassau. In December of 1979,
he left Nassau General and
joined Florida Healthcare in
/Daytona Beach as"Director of
Operations where he and his
wife remained until retiring in
1997.
In'2000, after 20 years in
SDaytona, they returned to
Fernandina Beach. Since retir-
ing, they have enjoyed their
time in Fernandina Beach as
well as their mountain home in
W ynesville, NC.
Mr. Wilsher was Past
President of the North East
Florida Hospital Association, a
former member of the
Fernandina Beach Jaycees, was
a member and former Chaplain
of the Marine Corp League of
SNassau County, Detachment 10-
17 and was the organizing force
behind the U.S.M.C. Toys for
Tots at the First Baptist Church
of Fernandina Beach where he
was a Deacon, Sunday School
teacher and was Active in the
Thursday morning Men's Bible


DEATH NOTICE

Bettye M. Dinkins-Jones, 59, of Sacramento, Calif., died
on March 17, 2009. The funeral service was held on March 24.
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LOOKING BACK


ters and sons-in-law, Sheryl and
Richard Wilkes, Judy and Bill
Dunkle, Susan and Franky Cox,
all of Yulee, FL; a brother, Elton
Kinchen who resides in
Georgia; 13 grandchildren, 19
great-grandchildren and a spe-
cial friend and caretaker, Sylvia
Carrasco.
Private services will be held
at a later date. In lieu of flowers
the family suggests memorial
donations' be made to
Community Hospice of N.E.
Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Rd.,
Bldg. 100 Suite 101,
Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Green Pine FuneralHome

idlin
ters, Irma Jean
., Kennedy,
Marlene Potter,
a brother,
.. Donald J,
Sullivan, all of
Jacksonville,
FL, a daughter-
in-law, Tasha Hutto, and six
grandchildren, Marshall
Eugene Spradlin, Ryan Elise
Andrews, Kelsey Ann Andrews,
Hailey Leigh Hutto, Charley
Delaney Hutto and Mikhailee
Suzanne Hutto.
A private memorial service
will be held in Hawafl as she is
laid to rest. A local memorial
service will be held at a later
date in Yulee.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors



Study group.
While living in
S Daytona, he
S and his wife
were active
members of the
South Daytona
Baptist Church
and whenever vacationing in
Waynesville, NC, theywere part
of the family at North
Hazelwood Baptist Church. -
An avid sportsman, he
played golf on a regular basis
with his usual foursome,
coached men's and women's
softball teams at CCA and
Florida Healthcare, was a ref-
eree and umpire for local
Football and Basketball events;
oftentimes traveling statewide
to tournaments in support of
the local young people repre-
senting our community.
His passion being the hos-
pital, until just a few days ago,
he could still ble found working
as a Volunteer at Baptist
Medical CenterNassau.
Mr. Wilsher is preceded in
death by a brother, Eugene
Wilsher,'who passed away in
1987.
He leaves behind, his wife
of 59 years, Lorree Pittman
Wilsher, their two daughters,
Vicki Turner (Russell) and
Sherian Berteau (Jeff), both of
Fernandina Beach, FL, two sis-
ters, Eileen Fountain (Jay) and
Mary Pellicer, both of St.
Augustine, FL, five grandchil-
dren, Douglas and Allan Turner,
Patrick, Benjamin and Katy
Berteau as well as numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am, on Tuesday, March
31, 2009 from the First Baptist
Church of Fernandina Beach
with Pastor Jeff Overton; offi-
ciating.
Honorary pallbearers will be
the Cecil Brewton Sunday
School' Class of First Baptist
Church of Fernandina Beach
and the Marine Corps Lehgue of
Nassau County.
Mr. Wilsher will be laid to
rest with Military honors in
Jacksonville National Veterans
Cemetery on Tuesday at 2:30
p.m.
Guests and friends are
invited to visit on Monday,'from
6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral
home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to:
Baptist Medical Center-Nassau,
Attn; Foundation, 1250 S. 18th
Street, Fernandina Beach FL
32034 or the First Baptist
Church Building Fund, 1600 S.
8th Street, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034.
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CHINA Continued from 1A
"Somewhat recently I got
my negatives out from those
pictures and made prints, and
thought they really told the
story of these people," he said.
"A friend was going to Hong
Kong, and I hoped that these
pictures could be shown to the
Chinese people today to show
them what their forbears
fought.
"I had given him the pic-
tures on a CD," he added. "He
showed them to an artist and
the owner of a gallery in Hong
Kong. They very much liked
the pictures and asked if they
could have a showing. The
show opened Feb. 27 at the
Lumenvisum Gallery, which
is part of the Jockey Club
Creative Arts Center. It'll be
showing through April 4."
Moore and his son, Greg,
traveled to Shanghai for the
opening of the show, which
Moore titled simply,
"Shanghai, 1945."


FESTIVALS
Continued from 1A
et has already been readjusted
to cut down on expenses, but
so far all the non-profit food
booths will be returning this
year. Fine arts and crafts
booths are down a little, but,
says Price, the shrimp festi-
val "is considered a show
where artwork sells."
The shrimp festival has an'
advantage, says Price, in that
it's a free event, and is pro-
moted to outlying areas. Many
nod-profit groups run.food
booths at the festival as a way
to raise money. All food booths
at the festival are non-profit,
says Price, and the money the
festival receives from them
goes back into festival expens-
es.


The festival receives 10
percent of the gross from
seafood booths and 15 percent
from non-seafood-booths, says
Price. For groups that handle
the parking, the festival
receives 20 percent of the
gross, but absorbs the cost of
shuttle buses. For the two
non-profit groups that handle
parking at Central Park, the
festival receives 10 percent of
the gross.
The shrimp festival has
added Southwest Airlines as a
sponsor this year of what in
the past was called the Kids'
Zone. Now it will be the
Southwest Airlines Kids
kIrner'with Ivew'attractions.
According to Price, the
shrimp festival's economic
impact on the area was $16.8
million last year, with most of
the money going to Amelia
Island. The Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival will be held
May 1-3 this year, with the
annual Shrimp Festival Pirate
Parade scheduled for 6 p.m.
April 30 -in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
Dickie Anderson, execu-
tive director of the Amelia
Island Book Festival, says that
although fundraisers have
been successful, it's obvious
that people are being more
careful about their spending.
ll think people are scaling
back a little bit," said
Anderson. "They're looking
for value, but still looking to
support things in the com-
munity.... they may be con-
tributing time instead of
money. The sentiment and loy-
alty are still there."
The book festival, which
previously was the first week-
end of October, has also been
rescheduled for February at
the suggestion of Gil Langley,
president of the Amelia Island
Convention & Visitors'
Bureau. Anderson says
Langley approached the fes-
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"The owner of the gallery,
Leon Suem, was our host, and
he showed us a wonderful
time in Hong Kong," Moore
said. "We came away loving
the city and the area, and the
people of Hong Kong. Their
hospitality and friendliness was
just wonderful."
Moore said the show has
been so well-received in
Shanghai that it will be going
on the road soon. "The show,
thanks to Leon, is going to
move to Shanghai for a sec-
ond show," he said. "It will
show in Shanghai in the
Pottery Workshop Gallery
from April 15 until May 5."
Moore said he was grati-
fied by the attention his 64-
year-old photographs have
received. "I'm really excited
that it's been this well-received,
and that there's been an inter-
est from the Chinese people,"
he said.
For information on "Shang-
hai, 1945" visit www.roger-
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February has historically
been low for attracting
tourists. Langley also offered
to work with the book festival
as a marketing partner, with
some financial support from
the bed tax, which is a 3 per-
cent tourist tax paid by owners
of accommodations that are
rented less than six months
per year.
Langley said he asked both
the book and film festivals to
be moved 'to February
because that is historically a
"need period" for area hotels.
As far as recent changes
in tourism, Langley said there
has been an increase in walk-
in business for room accom-
modations. He attributed this
to people staying closer to
home, and to people waiting
until the last minute it the
hope of finding a better deal.
Langley also noted that,
while thejeisure business has
been doing fairly well, busi-
ness trips to the' island, espe-
cially to Amelia Island
Plantation and The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, have
dropped off significantly with
many cancellations. The Wall
Street Journal reported this
month 'in a story on Florida
tourism that the Plantation
and Ritz have lost a combined
$6.2 million of convention and
retreat business since the fall.
The recent Concours d'
Elegance, during which the
en tire island normally is sold
out, only resulted in fa little
above 90 percent capacity,
according to Langley. Langley
said he hoped to help the fes-
tivals develop into significant
events at all time's of the year,
to "even out the peaks and val-
leys" of the festival season.
"As people gain more con-
fidence (in the economy),"
said Langley, "we'll see a
return to normalcy."
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MARINA
Continued from 1A
Infrastructure Grant Program,
meant to attract visiting boaters,
has been dragging the marina
down with rigid requirements
and red tape.
According to a January
financial analysis by
Waterfronts Florida
Partnership Committee mem-
ber Dave Lott, the city marina
has shown a cumulative oper-
ating loss of $1.7 million over
the last eight years while at the
same time managing to keep
operating expenses down.
Marina revenue comes from
several sources including
grants, docking fees, fuel sales
and rental of leased space. But
the city marina, unlike many
commercial marina operations,
does not offer dry boat storage
or repair/maintenance, both
major potential sources of rev-
enue.
According to City Manager
Michael Czymbor, one of the
requirements for the marina
management company would
be to hire the permanent city
staff that now runs the marina
operation. Staff would then
make a transfer from the city to
the private company.,
Czymbor also said.he antic-
ipated that the new manage-
ment would have the profes-


SOLAR Continued from1A
precedent-setting solar panels
will either-go back into the elec-
trical grid or be used to gener-'
ate, lighting on the waterfront.
Thamm said she believed
the new energy technology
should contribute to the energy
grid for the whole waterfront,
and that the city "could use the
waterfront as an incubator to
show off green technology."
According to a product
description, the solar panels
will be virtually unbreakable,
and weigh one pound per
square foot. "'le panels will con-
sist of a roll-on laminate .that
will be applied directly to the


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already have a permit or a
license, they can be suspend-
ed.
According to the State
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dent does not attend school
regularly, the chances that he
or she will become involved
in a crime increase dramatic,
cally."
"We will prosecute parents
who refuse to send their chil-
dren to school and who con-
tribute to the truancy of their
children," former State
Attorney Harry Shorstein said
in a letter to students and par-
ents included in information-
al literature about the Truancy
Arbitration Program.
"Juveniles who skip school
will be referred to a judge."
According to state law, chil-
dren between the ages of 6
and 15 must be enrolled in
school of some sort, be it pub-
lic, private or being home-
schooled. Parents are off the
hook once their child turns
16 that's the age at which
school attendance is no longer
legally required, and a student
can choose to drop out. But
unless the student obtains a
General Education Diploma
(G.E.D.) or enrolls in an alter-
native school, they will not be
able to get a driver's license
until they turn 18.
And Coleman said the par-
ent or guardian is supposed
to go over certain things with
their child before the teenag-
er officially drops out of
school. Just not showing up
anymore, Coleman said, does-
n't count as officially with-
drawing from school.


"You have to file an intent
to withdraw, and if you're
going to allow your child to
withdraw, you need to let him
know he will be sacrificing his
ability to make a livelihood for
himself," Coleman said.
Failure to have a child in
your care attend school is a
second-degree misdemeanor,
punishable by up to 60 days in
jail. If a parent is found guilty
of contributing to the delin-
quency of a minor, that is a
first-degree misdemeanor
punishable by up to a year in
jail.
Coleman said the most
common offenders are par-
ents of middle-school stu-
dents, and the most common
reason given is that the child
simply refuses to go to school.
"Sometimes ifs the parents
saying, 'I just couldn't make
them go to school,'" she said.
"They say they don't want to
go or they can't make them
go."
Coleman,* acknowledges
that at that age, "a lot of stu-
dents don't feel connected at
school." So available
resources are used to try to
make the child enjoy school
more, make connections with
their peers and improve aca-
demic performance. But the
key, she said, is that the parent
has to take the issue serious-
ly; once they're faced with the
possibility of arrest, they usu-
ally do.
"Some parents do not value
education ... they say, 'He's
not doing any good, he does-
n't like it, so why should he
go?"' she said. "... It's the sim-
ple fact that these parents
don't take that seriously ... it's
not serious until someone
threatens their freedom."
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gets jail instead


SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader
A former resident has put
Yulee on the map in the nation-
al media, but perhaps not in a
----way -most -residents would
want.
Robert M. O'Ryan, 34, was
arrested Monday at a Los
Angeles television production
lot for being in possession of a
loaded firearm in public, which
is a felony.
The Los Angeles Police
Department corirmnedThurs-
day that O'Ryan, who lived in
a Yulee RV park last year, was
arrested and booked for pos-
session of a firearm an
expired concealed weapons
permit reportedly was found in
his possession and he is
being held in jail on $35,000
bond.


O'Ryan reportedly was at
the television studio and
tried to break onto the set of
the hit television show
"Dancing With. the Stars" to
meet Olympic gymnast Shawn
Johnson. .
A restraining order report-
edly has been issued against
O'Ryan, andJohnson's mother,
Teri Johnson, was quoted as
saying police told her O'Ryan
wanted to have d baby with
her daughter, who is 17. 1
A shotgun, handgun, duct
tape and love letters report-
edly were found in O'Ryan's
:vehicle.,
: O'Ryan has no redprd of
arrestsin Nassau County.
A photo of O'Ryan was
requested but not released;
the department ,said it is
against LAPD polio' to release
booking photographs.


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SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader
Soon after he was appoint-
ed head of the Nassau County
State. Attorney's Office,
Assistant State Attorney Wes
White started forming an idea in
his head of a sort of citizen advi-
sory board.
Now, his idea has become
official, and the State Attorney's
Office in Nassau County is cur-
rently accepting letters of inter-
est from anyone who would like
to be considered for a spot on
the loard.,


In late
January, White
said he envi-
sioned a panel '' "
of Nassau
County resi-
dents from a L
variety of racial M-;
and socioeco- White
nomic back-
grounds.
"I want to know what they
think we should focus on,"' he
said then. "I want them to point
us in the right direction."
On March 19, White
released a statement advising


HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Shelly Christy's smile mimics the Life Is Good sticker
on her computer as she inputs patient data at Baptist
Primary Care in Yulee.'

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: HEATHER A PERRY
News Leader
About 15-30 people a day,
.share-the benefit of Shelly
Christy's compassionate, pro-"
fessional care: in her role as
referral coordinator for Baptist
Primary Care in Yulee.
Office Manager 'Anita
Smart said, "We feel fortunate
to have Shelly as a friend and
.co-worker. She is always will-
ing to lend a helping hand
where needed, offer a kind
word or a compassionate ear."
+ As fer'al coor-dinator,
-'ehristy wor~s directly. with
physicians, patients, specialist
offices, hospitals 'and insur-
ance companies to assure that.
referrals for consultations and
tests are authorized and com-
pleted.
"I love to take care of peo-
ple and what better to do than


- help people who are sick, who
need help the most?"
With Baptist Primary Care
of Yulee for eight, years,
Christy- moved to Nassau
County with her parents 22
years ago from Jacksonville,
looking for a better environ-
ment and better schools.
"All I am and all I am able
to do for making people better
and having a caring spirit
comes from my 'heavenly
Father. By His grace and the
love He showed me, I am able
to give to others." "
Lei4ure time is spent with
iftiends and family and,being
active at church, leading min-
istries for women arid children,
Christy shares her Hilliard
home with husband, Richard,
son, Drew, and their two "fur
kids," Mocca the cat and Tank
the dog.'
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residents he is ready to accept
letters of interest from anyone
interested in serving on the
board.
There will be nine members
of the board two will repre-
sent the school system, two will
represent senior citizens, two
will represent businesses, two
will represent- local churches
and one person will serve as
the chairperson.
The forum will meet once a
month, according to the
statement, and the purpose
will be to "consider criminal jus-
tice issues of importance in


Nassau County."
Members of the board
should expect to do some com-
munity outreach work, occa-
sionally make recommenda-
tions to White, and do some
in-county traveling.
"Discussion of ideas in these
meetings will remain confiden-
tial and a statement of confi-
dentiality is required by all
members," White said.
The deadline for letters is
April 15. For more information,
contact Candy Holloway, (904)
520-7114 and (904) 945-2722.
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LET'S SEE YOUR ID


Jean Bardes, left, coor-
dinator of the Nassau
Alcohol, Crime and
Drug Abatement
Coalition, presents an
ID scanner to Sarah
Taylor, assistant store
manager at the Flash
Foods at Sadler Road
and Citrona Avenue.
Taylor won the scanner,
provided by NACDAC at
a cost of more than
$900, for Flash Foods
employees to detect
potential violators of
underage drinking laws.
The state Division of
Alcoholic Beverages and
Tobacco, in cooperation
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Beach Police .
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The comedy film will be
shown at the Council on
Aging, 1367 S. 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach.
All general meetings are
free and-open to the public.
For information call Julie,
Ferreira at 583-4388.

Democrats to meet
The'Nassau County
Democratic Party meets at
7 p.m. on the second
Thursday of each month at
the County Building on
Pages Dairy Road in
Yulee. The, meeting is open,
to all registered
Democrats. ,
For more information
visit www.nassaudems.org.


Pay property tax


now, avoid penalty


Nassau County taxpayers
have until Tuesday to pay their.
,property taxes and avoid a.
penalty.
Tax Collector John M.
Drew said a .penalty of 3
percent is-applied to unpaid
tax bills beginning April 1.
The penalty will add about $81
to the, average tax bill of
$2,716. '
If taxes remain unpaid, the
consequences can be expen-
sive. For real property, a tax
certificate will be sold on the
property during the annual tax
certificate sale in May. For tan-
gible personal property, a tax
warrant is issued that can
resultjn seizure and, public
auction.
Tax payments may be
mailed to Nassau County Tax
Collector JohnlM. Drew, 96135
Nassau Place Suite 5, Yulee,
FL 32097, or paid online at
www.nassautaxes.com using
an electronic check ;(free of
convenience fees) or by using


VISA, MasterCard, American
Express or Discover credit
cards (2.49 percent conven-
ience fee charged by credit
card vending company, not by
the Tax Collector's'Office).
Credit card payments are also
accepted by calling 1-800-601-
1067 (be prepared to write
down a receipt number and to
provide your credit card infor-
mation).
To pay in person, visit one
of the following Tax Coqllector
locations:
Fernandina Beach, Nas-
sau County Courthouse on'
Centre Street.
Driver License & Admin-
istrative Building on AlA (next
to Nassau County Animal
Control)
*.Hilliard, 15882 CR 108
S(Southeastern Bank building)
Callahan, 45401 Mickler
Street (County Building)
Yulee, James S. Page
Governmental Complex,
96135 Nassau Place.


Record turnout for



St. Marys cleanup


More than 1,025 volunteers
participated Saturday'in the
13th annual St. Marys River
Celebration.
Participants from four coun-
ties' Nassau and Baker in
Florida and Camden and
Charlton in Georgia pulled
more than 56,000 pounds of
trash from local waterways.
The volunteers combed the
shorelines of the rivers, lakes
and streams of the St. Marys
River system, netting a wide
variety of trash.
Items found during the
cleanup included a microwave,


a pig carcass and four deer
hooves.
Volunteers received a St.
Marys River Celebration T-shirt
and an appreciation lunch at
White Oak Plantation following
the cleanup.
"There is no way to let every-
one know how much we appre-
ciate their help, time, money
and sharing of pride in our com-
munity," said Dean Woehrle, St
Marys. River Management
Committee co-chairman and
longtime organizer of the clean-
up event "From where we start-
ed years ago, we have seen a


tremendous, steady growth in
the event."
Sponsors of the 2009 cleanup
are James Edwards, Nassat
County manager, Farm Bureat
Insurance; James A. Gantt
Farm Bureau Insurance; Baptis
Medical Center-Nassau; Pau
Schwend Insurance; Nassat
County Soil and Water Consei,
vation District; White Oa`
Plantation; The Nature Conseh
vancy; Sand Hill Recyclirg
Center, Stateline Disposal; Keeo
Nassau Beautiful; and the S.
Marys River Managemett
Committee.


State honors ,Beach Lady


TALLAHASSEE "Beach
Lady" has been honored posthu-
.mou'sly with a 2009 Florida
Heritage Award.
MaVynee Betsch, American
Beach preservation activist until
her death in 2005, received the
Mary Call Darby Collins Award,
given annually to a Floridian,
who exemplified historic preser-
vation.'
Secretary o6f State Kurt S.
Browning announced the her-
itage award honorees presented
Wednesday in Tallahassee. The
awards ceremony is part of a
month-long celebration from
Match 15 to April 15 to honor
Floridians who have made con-
tributions to the state in historic
preservation, writing, folk her-
itage, public service, the arts
and entertainment. .
"It is an honor for me to par-'
ticipate in the celebration of
accomplishments of some of.

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April 14th
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Florida's devoted citizens," said
Gov. Charlie Crist. ."Their dedi-
cation is one of the reasons that
Florida is a great state, and they
deserve our praise."
Great Floridians honored
were explorer Pedro Menendez
.de Aviles, former Gov. Bob
Martinjez, educator Dr. Mae.
McMillan, journalist Eugene
Patterson, pioneer and "bare-
foot mailman" Charles W. Pierce
and author Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings; arts honorees ificlud-
ed author Harry Crews and
country singer Mel Tillis;
Heritage Award winners were
Pete Clemons, rodeo champi-
on/cattle ranching' advocate,
Langston Longley, Bahamian
Junkanoo musician and cos-'
tume-maker, Romeo Ragbir,,
Indo-Trinidadian tassa drum-


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BIRDLIFE


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PL to reduce power rates


,UNO. BEACH Florida
Poayer & Light Co., which has
offisland customers in Nassau
County has filed a rate pro-
pojal with the Florida Public
Service, Commission that
woIld reduce customer bills.
' 'Floridians expect afford-
abie, reliable, clean energy
solutibns now and in the
fut re, and we have a plan of
action to meet this expecta-
tiorl by investing to make our,
infrastructure stronger,
smarter, cleaner, mfiore effi-
cient and less relianit on any
single source of fuel," said
FPI'. President and CEO
Aritiando J.:Olivera in a press
release.
S'Our bills are among the
lowest in the state and well
below the national average,
and we're working hard, to
keep them that way by making
smart investments to benefit


out customers. These invest-
ments help to reduce the
impact of volatile fuel prices,
which in turn helps to keep
customers' total bills lower'
over the longer term as well,"'
he said.
Under the company's pro-
posal, the typical 1,000 kilo-.
watt-hour residential customer
bill would decrease by an esti-"
mated 84.92 monthly, or 4.5
percent, from S109.55 *to
S104.63 on Jan. 1. This bill esti-
mate reflects an increase in'
the base rate, which is more
,than offset by reductions in
the cost of fuel based on fuel'
price projections for 2010 as
well as improvements in fuel
efficiency.
According' .to the most
recent data available from the
Florida Municipal Electric
Association and Edison
Electric Institute, FPL's total


typical bill is 18 percent lower
than the average electric bill in
Florida and 17 percent lower
than the national average.
As a result of-the compa-
ny's emphasis on operating
efficiently, FPL's retail base
rates are .17 percent lower now
than they werein 1985 the
last time a general base rate
increase was sought and
.granted despite inflation of
99 percent for the same peri-
od. The total billincreased 31
Percent over this period of
more than two decades, driv-
en primarily by increases in
pass-through fuel charges, on
which FPL makes no profit.
Florida Power & Light
Company is the largest elec-
tric utility, in ,Florida, and
serves 4.5 million customer
accounts in the state. For
more informationo, visit
www.FPL.com. .


An alternative to surgery


HEATHER A. PERRY
News-Leader

It has been said that pain
is our body's way of commu-
nicating with us. Most of us
are quick to reach for the pill
bottle whenever pain
becomes unbearable.
For those with chronic
pain, the temporary relief pro-
vided by'medication poses the
risk of addiction..
These days there are quite
a few alternatives available for
pain management including
polarity treatments, trigger
point injections, chiropractic,
homeopathic medicines, tens
units, massage therapy and
more.
Many physicians have
begun combining traditional
medicine with holistic treat-
ments.
"As a doctor of osteopathy,
I take a 'whole person
-approach' to health care
instead of treating specific
symptoms," said Dr. Diva
Nagula, director of Southeast
Spine and Rehabilitation.
"I, strongly believe that a
person's well. beingis influ-
enced by many factors; men-
tal, physical and spiritual.
There has to be a balance of
these factors to niaintain a
body's homeostasis."
In his practice. Nagula
uses nerve blocks, physical
therapy and other techniques
designed to treat the root of
the pain. .
A procedure called radio
frequency ablation or RFA,
which is covered by most
instirance plans, has brought
many patients extended relief.
After administering a local
anesthetic, a needle is inject-
ed into the targeted joint
using live X-ray images; a
radio frequency current is
sent, deadening the nerve
and eliminating the source of
painm.
Sheryl Funderburk is
enthusiastic in her praise of
the procedure.
Funderburk had two back
surgeries related to a degen-
erative disk and arthritic
joints, compounded by sever-
al prior car accidents. Her sci-
afic nerve was compromised


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Nagula
explains
radio fre-
quency
ablation at
his
Fernandina
Beach
office
Inside
Amelia
Urgent
Care west
of the
Shave
Bridge.
HEATHER A.
PERRY
NEWS-LEADER


and she had'shooting pain
down her leg. Surgery elimi-
nated the pain and she
thought she was home free.
Years later, something trig-
gered the compression of a ,
nerve and the pain started
again.
"I was contemplating sur-
gery, but with the medica-
tions, pain and long recovery,
I wanted to try something
new," said Funderburk.
Her daughter-in-law was
working for Dr. Nagula at the
time and told Funderburk
about his alternative treat-
ments for pain.
An epidural cortisone
injection and physical therapy'
provided initial relief. In a fol-
low-up procedure, Nagula
performed the 20-minute
RFA.
'"The radio frequency abla-
tion eliminated my source of
pain by killing the trouble-,
some nerve. I now have my
life back! I can even pick up
my.great-grandson."
Nagula had the procedure
himself three years ago folp


lowing a sports-related injury
and says he's been pain-free
ever since.
Many patients whbounder-
go RFA experience continued
relief for nine months to two
years until the nerve regener-
ates. Once that occurs, treat-
ments can be repeated.
As with any medical proce-
dure, RFA may not be right.
for everyone, including those
with active infections or
bleeding issues. Side effects
are minimal and may include
discomfort, swelling and
bruising at-the treatment site.
This will diminish within a
few days. There is a slight
'risk of infection or bleeding at -
the treatment site.
Nagula has an office inside
the Amelia Urgent Care
Center west of'the Shave
Bridge at 96279 Brady Point
Road. He can be reached at
277-3815. He also has an
office at 88-B Lindsey Lane in
Kingsland, Ga., '(912) 673-
7074, or visit www.getridof-
painnow.com.
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It's miraculous. I did not realize there
were alternatives to surgery and pain
medication untilImetDr. Nagula.'
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-iX Nassau County Program

SHIP Affordable Housing Fund
NASSAU COUNTY has affordable housing dollars available through the State
Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program.
PROGRAMS FUNDED include mortgage assistance with down payment/
closing costs for first time homebuyers (not a home owner for at least three
years); mortgage assistance with down payment/closing costs/home repair
for first time homebuyers and.down payment assistance for first time buyers
of newly constructed homes Applications will be available April 27, 2009
through at least June 27 2009. Applications Will not be accepted after SHIP
funds are exhausted.
'ASSISTANCE LIMITS currently are 10%, 15% and 20% of the, sales price of
the home. The amount of funding is dependant 6n the income level of
applicant's household. The' maximum deferred loan is $40,000 and the
maximum price of a home for SHIP eligibility is $215,000. Funds may be
used for closing costs, first mortgage'down payment or a combination of both
needs.
ELIGIBLE, APPLICANTS must qualify under very-low (50% of median
income), low (80% of median income), or moderate (120% of median
income) income level. requirements with maximum income level dependent
upon program activity.
THE NASSAU COUNTY SHIP Coordinator administers 'the local SHIP
program. Individuals interested in participating in this program are
encouraged to call (904) 491-7390 or write to:
Nassau County SHIP Coordinator
96160 Nassau Place
Yulee, FL 32097.


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Conversation of one passes by


She was young and pretty and fashion-
ably attired. I encountered her while
having my lunch one day recently on
the River Walk in downtown
Jacksonville in the early afternoon shadow of
high-rise office buildings and the Jacksonville
Landing. I happened to be facing in her direc-
tion when I noticed her approaching me from
about 50 feet away. She was bopping along at a
brisk pace. A speed walker, I thought.
Someone getting away from the confines of a
cubicle or a cramped office for a bit of lunch-
hour exercise.
She had a smile as warm and sunny as the
afternoon itself and, as she got even closer to
me, I could hear her chattering merrily away
at someone. Everyone has one of those little
telephone thingies they wear in their ears
these days. A Bluetooth, is it? So, I figured,
she's walking along getting her daily calorie
burn and gabbing with her girlfriend or sister
or boyfriend at the same time. Multi-tasking.
Every male head in her path did a double-
take. When she got close to where I stood
watching the boats go buy, she edged closer.
"You think it's all about you," I heard her say
just as she got even with me. And then she
was gone. Be-bopping along on her way to
who knows where to keep herself in shape
while.chatting on the telephone.
I didn't think anything else about it. I fin-
ished.my lunch, threw the paper scraps in a
wastebasketrand decided I'd get a bit of exer-
cise myself. I'd walked maybe 50 yards when I
saw the same young woman coming back from
the opposite direction. She wore bright colors


and walked faster than most
-.' of the other pedestrians, so
she was kind of hard to miss.
AI But it was her, all right. Same
thousand-watt smile, same
bounce of the short, dark
hair with each lively step.
And still gabbing away on her
.Bluetooth. But there was
ICUP OF something about the look on
CUPO O her face that made me take a
JOE closer look at her that time.
That's when I realized she
wasn't wearing a Bluetooth or
Joe Palmer' any other kind of remote cell
phone technology. The voices she was hearing
and answering were in her head.
She passed and kept on going. I turned and
watched her this time, not out of any rude dis-
play of manners or male curiosity, but because
I was perplexed. I work in downtown
Jacksonville. You see, I'm used to seeing the
schizophrenic homeless people, the paranoids,
the sufferers of Tourette Syndrome, the delu-
sional wet-brain alcoholics. They're easy to
spot, God love them. They're dirty and
unkempt. They leave the cloying odor of.
human waste in their wake. They'scream and
yell and curse and rummage around in waste-
baskets and ashtrays for cigarette butts and
bare sustenance.
Other pedestrians avert their gaze or just
blithely pretend they're not there, this shuf-
fling army of unfortunates with voices in their
heads, monkeys on their backs and demons in
their paths. You can't miss them. They wear.


their infirmity like sackcloth and ashes.
But looks are deceiving. Not everything is
at it appears. Schizophrenia wears many
faces. Sometimes it's the face of the bum
reeking of urine, rooting in the gutter for a
butt and loudly cursing a foe only he can see.
Sometimes it's the alcoholic or addict in the
same threadbare fatigues he's been wearing
since he got turned out of'the VA hospital. Just
because you and I can't hear the gunfire and
the screams of the dying and wounded doesn't
mean he can't.
Sometimes it's the face of a pretty, nattily
attired young woman with painted nails and a
stylish hairdo taking her lunch break from one
of the human concrete, steel and glass war-
rens where others are crunching numbers,
doing spreadsheets, typing letters or taking
dictation. And you ask yourself, "How does
she get by the rest of the day? Has anyone in
her office noticed anything strange about her:
today? Is what I'm seeing just the birthing
pangs of a major breakdown? I wonder if she's
on medication or in treatment? Do her cowork-
ers or loved ones know that she's off her meds
and beginning to decompensate?"
I watched her go by and asked myself these
and other questions and before I knew it, she,
was gone. I felt guilty. Perhaps I should've <
reported it to someone. But what would I have
said, that she was talking to herself?, '
She didn't look crazy. But schizophrenia
wears many faces. It's the nature of the beast.
Joe Palmer ofFernandina Beach writes regu-
larly for the News-Leader
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


'Fireproof
I just wanted to take a moment and personally,
thank allf the Nassau County Fire Rescue per-
sonnel for all they do every day. I recently
watched the new movie, "Fireproof." The movie
isn't necessarily just about the firefighters, but it
does give you a greater insight on what the life
of a firefighter looks like. You see where these
men and women risk their lives every day. It's a
great reminder and the movie is excellent.
1I drive by a fire station* every day on ALA.
Usually the same time every morning I see -them
outside checking the lights and washing down
the fire truck. I instantly get a smile on my face
and Fm-reminded of the movie. So I just wanted
to bring attention toall those brave people. Thank
you for serving"pur county!. God bless you!
Erica Jones
Fernandina Beach
Gil Mixon
My first memories of Gil begin around three
years ago.when I was fostering kitties for Nassaut
Humane Society. Lynda Mixson, Gil's wife, was
the director of the shelter at that time, arid he was
an animal control officer. I hadrecently lost a kit-
ten who had failed to thrive. Gil's compassion
both for the kitten and his empathy for me' I
- 'found surprising, impressive and deeply touching.
My next recollection is working together on
a NHSfloat for the shrimp festival parade. There
was Gil, doing whatever was needed to get the job
done. We were smiling, laughing and had a great
* time. I soon learned if you needed something
accomplished, call Gil he could create it, fix it
or maintain it. A handyman extraordinaire!
Some of you might have known him as an
animal control officer for Nassau County. His love
for animals was mirrored in the hours of volun-
teerism he gave to RAIN (Rescuing Animals In
Nassau). One visit to the 13-acre property in
Callahan and it becomes evident the hard work
Gil has put in making that dream become a real-
ity.'
This past Thursday, the retired 28-year
Jacksonville fireman climbed a ladder at his home
in Yulee to cut a tree limb. He fell; it cost him his
life. It cost my dear friend Lynda a loving hus-
band, Amanda a devoted father and the animals
a caring champion. It cost the rest of us that
rare individual, "an Earth Angel," a man who did
not talk it, but who did walk it. Gil chose to live
his life by the Golden Rule.
Our loss of GifMixson is without measure, but
,must be truly Heaven's gain!
Bucky Munch
Fernandina Beach
More information
I am writing in response to the article written
by Sifin Perry concerning Animal Control and
Mimi Vitale. ("More turmoil roils Animal Control,'
Jan. 30). '
I am so sorry that my response has not been
immediate, but I wanted to check some facts
before I responded.
Your article refers to Adopt-A-Rescued-Kitty
and its Animals in Need division. As stated, it is
registered with the IRS and the state of Florida
as a non-profit charitable organization. Mimi is the


director df the small dog division, which is locat-
ed in Nassau County. Ms. Perry was trying to
somehow connect complaints in Neptune Beach
with Nassau County. I fail to follow her reasoning.
This only amounts to gossip and only serves to
stir up trouble. .
I have known Mimi for over a year, have been
in her home and have adopted a rescue dog from
Animals in Need, USA dog division. I know
that Mimi cleans the cages, living areas and bed-
ding for the animals. Her dogs are bathed week-
ly. Mimi keeps small dogs and some cats at her
hokhe. Her home is clean and odor free.
As to the article, Sheriff (Tommy) Seagraves
did not avoid giving Ms. Vitale's credentials. He
is restricted from doing so by ES. 119.071. This
protects the public records of Code Enforcement
officers,/of which Ms. Vitale is one.
Ms. Vitale is a retired IBM executive who
has devoted her time to animals and community
service. Of the many efforts that she makes, she
was co-founder of STARS, sat on the board of
Cats Angels, is currently certified by the
* American Red Cross as a disaster team volunteer
and is assigned to Yulee Elementary School in the
event of a disaster. Her training and certifica-
tions are many. Mimi is a Junior League abstain-
er, past board member of the Newcomers Club,
as well as others. Shie is. now responsible for the-
administrative management of Nassau County
Animal Services: Ms. Perry needs to check her
information.
As to "a person named BJ," (the sheriff was)
referring to BJ Szwedziriski. She is responsible
for the shelter/animal control operations of
NCAS. Since 1978, Ms. Szwedzinski has worked
with animals. She brings experience from animal
control, officer to shelter organization from
Massachusetts, Connecticut and South Florida.
Again, Ms. Perry did not check her facts.
One of the largest issues now is funding. The
animal shelter is taking in 10-20 animals per day.
A lot of this is due to the economy as people can-
not afford to feed or have their animals spayed or
neutered.. Less than 15 percent of the owners
claim their animals. It costs money for food and
medication as well as supplies for cleaning (bleach
is much needed) and bedding. With community
support of donated items, it can free up the money
allocated to the shelter by the county for other
much needed improvements. They will always
need additional staff, especially volunteers. The
shelter is operated on a shoestring budget and the
string seems only to get shorter.
Ms. Vitale is striving to hand over.a properly
run shelterby instilling sound business prac-
tices, while conforming to shelter regulations,
to the new director. Fiscal accountability and
proper recordkeeping are essential. "It needs to
runi like a business."' In the .meantime, she is
doing everything possible with what is available.
The animals are now healthy and adoptable.
Local rescue organizations all now work togeth-
er with the shelter. Do your part, buy an extra bag
of kitty litter, cat and dog food. Donate and we can
all help. Contact the shelter for a list of immedi-
ate needs. Volunteer your time with these won-
derful animals.
Laura Ludman
Yulee


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ThankOLvnu massive, virtually unstoppable advancements in
ThYlll Oyu their policy., They will rouse support through
Thanks so much to the two guys who staled ,'a~i, of sacrifice for-the. common good. Thy
Until a county shen'ifs car arrived "eR`idg.'w.3as .ills us.on the idea that inho.ydlioncan bodic-
broad-sided in an accident on Feb. 23. I heard one stated, prosperity can be given and abundance can
witness say, "I'm staying until the police show up be created on hope. Things that can only be cre-
to tell them that this was not her fault." I appre- ated by the minds and muscles .of men will be
ciate your acts of kindness! Kudos, also, to the fire- sold as free to all with a perceived need.
rescue team and Baptist ER, who gave first-class .Unfortunately many of us forget that in order
service. Sorry to say, though, that the officer for us to receive anything it mitst first be envi-
on the scene left my purse, keys and glasses in sioned and created. Only man and nature can cre-
the car which was towed away. I only recovered ate, government cannot. When one man takes
the ite6ps five hours later when I was released what another creates without their consent it is
from the hospital. theft, even if that man is dressed in the garbs of
Rose S. Bennett government and wielding the legal whip of tax-
Fernandina Beach ation. We need to understand that if you receive
Historical hysteria money from governmentyou have-not earned,
That money was taken by force from someone
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the who did.
good of its victims may be the most oppressive. With the passing of this administration's $700
It may be better to live under robber barons billion plus "stimulus" bill the nearly one-third of
than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The all income earning Americans who pay zero fed-
robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, eral income tax will now balloon to nearly one-
his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but half. Half of all income earners in the country will
those who torment us for our own good will tor- now pay zero federal income taxes, and nearly 25
ment us without end, for they do so with the percent will actually make money in the form of
approval of their own conscience." earned income tax credits.
This famous quote by C. S. Lewis should be Slice it any way you like, but that is income
a harsh reminder to.all of us about the delicate redistribution pure and simple. We are not even
precipice on which we now stand. As we strad- going to get into all the handouts for political pay-
dle the line that separates freedom from a sense backs stuffed in the bill, or the mortgage bailout
of security and self-reliance from government or the unfathomable $3.5 trillion proposed budg-
dependence we need be even more critical et with set-Asides for every progressive dream
towards our leaders. policy for the last 100 years.
We cannot afford to be blinded by false opti- Amid the historical hysteria we need to make
mism and the promise of hope. We cannot afford sure that we remove our blinders and judge this
to bathe in the historical sunlight of the moment administration with the same critical eye we
and allow its warmth to lead us down paths of would, judge any other. Before you so willingly
known failure. Yet this is where we stand. This give up your liberty in exchange for'some new
is the trail we now follow casting aside old his-' government freebie you need to ask yourself if
tory's lessons for the sake of new history's mak- you are.also willing to pull out your gun and
ing. Can we allow the greatness of the moment force others to give away theirs. ,Having gov-
to alter the way we see our most fundamental ernment take it by the power of the pen is no dif-
principles; liberty and freedom? ferent.
Extreme progressive ideology has made an Lance Martin
unprecedented gain in power and can now make Roswell, Ga.


VIEWPOINT/PAT KEOGH/FERNANDINA BEACH



In fact, we should elii


H having read Peter Johnson's letter to
the editor (March 20) and Bob
Weintraub's Viewpoint (March 4)
regarding impact fees I can say I'm
glad that our county commissioners are mak-
ing decisions affecting local economic activity
and not these two fellows.
Whether it's a country or a county govern-
ment affects the community's economic activi-
ty in two principal ways: taxes and regulation.
Moderate taxes and reasoned regulation make
for economically competitive and prosperous
.communities. A couple of days ago I attended
the First Coast Real Estate Economic Outlook
Conference in Jacksonville. There, representa-
tives from the various counties comprising the
Jacksonville metropolitan area presented their
perspective on the generally dismal economic
conditions in the local market. All of those
jurisdictions have either reduced, eliminated
or will shortly reduce or eliminate their impact
fees. And all are doing it for the same reason:
to improve their competitiveness.
It is not about stimulating "home construc-


tion when we already have
'such a glut" as Peter sug-
: gets. It's about competing
for what local economic
activity exists. I suspect that
Peter's view that $2,697 is
an insignificant number is
mostly because he's not
paying it. Tell that to our
Keogh local residents increasingly
filling the ranks of the
unemployed who face fore-
closure and family turmoil and the majority of
Nassau's employed residents who have to
commute out of the county to find good paying
jobs. Those are the impacts of a failure to com-
.pete for economic activity.
The competitive argument for eliminating
impact fees in this market is compelling and
we should also take this time to rethink the
administration of Nassau's impact fees. We
recently recovered a $23,000 impact fee paid in
connection with the redevelopment of the old
IGA at A1A and US 17 to the new Sutton Place


minate impact
headquarters. Restoring the building to a more competitive
lower intensity use required a $23,000 impact are deferring pay
fee., It made no sense., occupancy certif
Over two years later and thousands in legal owners from hav
expenses we recovered the fees but none of throughout the d
our legal, interest or time costs. Before we set- further increasing
tfled with the county'we had prepared to file a makes sense wh'
class action suit. during developer
In doing so, we uncovered a number of for retail and offi
cases where impact fees had been levied incor- this market, plan
rectly. In fact, one of the parties involved in .opportunity and
our mediation acknowledged paying thou- mate may be ina
sands of dollars in impact fees to convert a gas Weintraub's artic
station into an office building. That is, a con- stampede to inve
version from a higher impact use to a lower burden the proper
use. He chose not to contest the fee even after up front expense
seeing the disposition of our case for fear of No, Bob and
making waves. During this moratorium we local impact fees
should evaluate whether it makes sense to In fact, the bigge
apply impact fees to the redevelopment of run Fernandina Beac
down properties. impact fee ordin,
Also, other governments are doing smart desperately neec
things with the administration of their impact ing itself behind.
fees thatvwe-should consider to make Nassau Pat Keogh is a


fees


e. For example, some counties
yment until the issuance of an
icate. That alleviates property
*ing to finance impact fees
development period thereby
ng the cost of a project. It also
en a project changes course
lent. Impact fees are different
ce applications. Particularly in
[s may change to seize an
the original impact fee esti-
ccurate. Besides, as Bob
cle makes clear, there is,no
est the funds so why unduly
erty owner with an additional
e?
Peter, there are problems with
but it's not the moratorium.
est problem may be the city of
ch's refusal to suspend its
ance. In a time when the city
Is to compete it is simply leav-
local businessman.











COMMUNITY


FRIDAY, MARCH 27,2009 / NEWS-LEADER


WEDDINGS


Bel-Young
Julie Bell of Yulee and
Allen Young of North
Haverhill, N.H., were married
on March 3, 2009, in Hilliard.
The bride is the daughter'
of Barnie and Margaret Bell
of Yulee.,
The groom is the son of
Barry and Anna Morse of
North Haverhill, N.H.

Gilley-Holliman
Stacie Caryn Gilley of
Marietta, Ga., and
Christopher Ray Holliman of
Callahan will be married on
March 28, 2009, at 5 p.m. on
Amelia Island. The reception
will follow the wedding.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of John and Patricia
Gilley ofMarietta, Ga. .
Tha groom-elect is the son
of Ray and Carol J. Holliman
of Callahan.

Perkins-Miner
Jacquelyn Joy Perkins of
Fernandina Beach and Steven
Elliott Miner of Yulee will be


Miss Gilley, Mr. Holliman


Miss Perkins, Mr. Miner

married at 1 p.m. April 3,
2009, at Memorial United
Methodist Church in:
Fernandina Beach, with tiie
Rev. Brett Opalinski officiat-.
ing. The reception will follow
at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Kenneth Perkins
and Desiree Perkins of
Fernandina Beach.
.The groonm-elect is the son
of Tim White and Theresa
White'of Yulee.


'ANNIVERSARY






inds
H.T. and Carolyn Lindsey
SAf Yulev ch crate bir50th
vrdding anniversary They
were married March 27, 1959,
in Jacksonville.
Their children are Steve
(Beth) Lindsey and Chris
(Barbara) Lindsey. The
Lindseys have four grandchil-
dren.


BIRTHS

E Amber L. Hempstead of of Yulee announces the birth
Fernandina Beach announces of a son, Brayden James
the birth of a daughter, Daya Maddox, at 2:27 p.m. Feb. 23,
Arianna Hempstead, born at 2009, in Fernandina Beach.
1:32 p.m. Feb. 14,2009, in The baby weighed 7 pounds 3
Fernandina Beach. The baby ounces and measured 20 inch-
weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces es in length.
and measured 21 inches in Maternal grandparents are
length. Lee and Debbie Maddox of
Maternal grandparents are Yulee.
Glenn Hempstead and The uncle is Joshua Lee
Rhonda Hempstead of Maddox ofYulee.
Fernandina Beach. Great-grandparents are the
Great-grandparents are late Wilbur and Dixie Struble.
Charlene and Mick Great-great-grandparents are
McFarland of Molt, Mont. the late Arnold Maddox and
Christina Marie Maddox Mary Maddox.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


AARP lobbies for senior
citizen benefits and is a social
group:with service to others in
mind. It meets at 1 p.m. the
secorid Tuesday at the Council
)on Aging, 1367 South 18th St.
SCall John Megna at 277-2143.


ACBL-sanctioned dupli-
cate bridge is Tuesdays at 6:30
p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
at the Nassau County Council
on Aging, 1367 South 18th St.
For information call 261-8681.


'Good Timers' enjoy luncheon program


The senior adults (Good
Timers) of First Baptist
Church, Fernandina Beach,
attended the Northeast
Florida Baptist Association
quarterly luncheon meeting
at Gray Gables Baptist
Church on Feb. 19. As
always, Gray Gables fur-
nished us with the finest in
hospitality and food! Our
thanks to those involved.
,Marriage Matters Night
of Celebration. On Feb. 25,
we at First Baptist were cele-'
brating the completion of our
study, "Fireproof Your
Marriage." It was the Not-So-
Newlywed Game (live), a
marriage testimony, refresh-
* ments and door prizes. Then
on March 7, Wednesday, we
began anew study, "The Five
Love Languages." This
seven-week study explores
how to express heartfelt
commitment to your mate. If
you'd like more information
about this event or this min-
istry, you may contact us at
marriagematters@fbfirst.net.
.The Ladies Like Lydia
group met Friday, Feb. 27 at
9 a.m. in the.Caf6. Mike
Branch'brought a very per-
sonal and unique presenta-
tion about his call to mis-
sions. Mike talked about his
'experience. Any lady who
would like to participate in
this group was invited to
come and be aware of mis-
sion activities that she could
pray for, give to, or go to
when the need arises. A
nursery was available. For
additional information, con-
tact Lita Fannin or Mary
Hamilton.
On Friday, March-7
a time of fellowship was held
from 6 to 7 p.m. Then a
movie at 7 p.m. We supplied
the popcorn and drinks, you*
brought the blankets and
beach chairs. Admission was
free. Not a bad deal for fami-
lies. .,
Jones County Junior
College Concert Choir was
March 18. This choir of
Jones County in Ellisville,
Miss., joined First Baptist on
Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30
p.m. This talented choir has
toured extensively in the U.S.
and Europe and has been
privileged to premiere new
music and has made three
recordings.
Happening soon!


Boomerang
Express June
8-12. "It all
comes back
to Jesus" tfor ,
a grand tour a 272
of the Land
Down Under.
You ticket
will allow ILDA'S
you to travel
to places you HEAR"
can only ABOUTS
imagine!
This year we
will have a Hilda
morning ses- Higginbotham
sion only 9
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Boomerang Express is for
three years of age through
fifth grade. Sign up to volun-
teer this year. We don't want
you to miss the train. Call or
see Janis Worthington to
reserve your seat. Early
reservations are accepted.
Yulee Baptist Church has
* been studying Daniel by
Beth Moore. They have aal-
ready had the third session.
Julie Peterson was their facil-.
itator. She is their Minister of
Youth. The book can be
bought for $15. If you are
unable to locate a bookstore,
we would be happy to order
one for you, plus shipping
and handling. '
We are also offering this
book study to our youth on
Tuesday evenings at 6:30
p.m. if you can't come on.
Thursday. Check us out on
the web at www.yuleebap-
tistchurch.com,
Since 1993, True Love,
Waits has been an emphasis
of Life Way and SBC. It
begins in the heart of
Richard Ross, then a consult-
ant for Life Way. It was adopt-
ed and resources Were put.
into it.
The concept, idea and
themes were intentionally
not copyrighted. It was
released as public domain so
that organizations could pick
up on the theme, artwork,
etc., and run with it They
have. It has been amazing!,
The emphasis was spread
worldwide and in many coun-
tries,. governments have
picked it up and promoted it
as a national campaign to
combat HIV, other STDs and
unwanted pregnancies.
I have made it a part of
my ministry since inception.


Each year I preach a mes-
sage regarding it and chal-
lenging students as well as
adults to sexual purity. God
created our sexuality, .
blessed it and instructs us
how it is to be used. In short,
the True Love Waits empha-
sis encourages students to
pledge to remain sexually
abstinent until marriage and
sign a pledge to that effect.
The pledge is simple:
"Believing that true love
waits, I make a commitment
to God, myself, my family,
my, friends, my future mate
.and my future children to a
lifetime of purity including
sexual abstinence form this
day until the day I enter a
marriage relationship."
I encourage each teacher
of students and parents to
become aware of this effort
and support it as well as sup-
porting the students who
make the pledge. More infor-
mation can be found at
www.lifeway.com. There, is
additional information there
for youth, parents and
church leaders. The Rev.
Ken Westbiook, interim pas-
tor, Blackrock Baptist
Church.
Women's Ministry: It
seems that our annual Ladies
Night Out just keeps getting
better and better each year!
The evening of Jan. 24 was
no exception. Our talented
ministry team transformed
our church meeting hall into
a lovely, sophisticated dining
room for the special occa-
sion. The approximately
80 ladies present enjoyed a
truly delicious meal, accom-
panied by inspirational teach-
ing and glo'-ious entertain-
ing. Our speaker for the
evening,.Leah Adams,
inspired us all to examine to
legacy we are building for
future generations as we live
our lives to God's glory.
Brittany Helton and Grace
Kinzelmann'provided musi-
cal inspiration as they
P blessed us with two of their
awesome duets.
Presentation of numerous
door prizes donated by
Amelia members and mer-
chants in our community
contributed to the success of
a delightful Ladies Night
Out A heartfelt thank you
goes out to the many ladies
and spouses who contributed


LITERARY LEANINGS
__\ ___ _


Libraryadvisory
board
The Library Advisory
Board will hold a special
meeting on April 1 from 3-5
p.m. at the FCCJ/Nassau
Center Yulee branch library,
76346 William Burgess
Blvd. The public is invited to.
attend.

Ghost stories
The General Duncan
Lamont Clinch Historical
Society will host a presenta-
tion by favorite author of the
Jetty Man series, W.G. (Bill)
Reynolds, on April 13 at 7:30
p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
community room, 1525
Lime St.
Son of a shrimper,
Reynolds will describe
"growing up in Mayport."
Also hear his stories of the
John King haunted house, of
Gopher Stew, the Mullet
Run fand the little jetties, He -


tells of the many interesting
characters who walked the
streets of this small town on
the St. Johns River, not far
from here. Visit his website
at www.jettyman.com.

Butterfly program
The Nassau County
Public Library System and
the Friends of the Library
will offer a free, program,
Jewels of the Air, Attracting
Butterflies to Your Yard, led
by Rebecca Jordi, UF-IFAS,
Nassau County
Horticultutial Extension
agent on April 23, noon-1
p.m. at The Florida House
Inn in the courtyard area.
Lunches may be pur-
chased for $13. Choices are
chicken salad or veggie
wrap with potato salad and
ice tea. Order at any library
branch and pay by 5 p.m.
April 16. Make checks
payable to Friends of
Nassau County Public
Library. No refunds on,


lunch orders. Persons with
disabilities requiring special
accommodations, call the
library at 277-7365 or
Florida Relay Services, 1-
800-955-8771 at least five'
days prior to the event.

'One Boolk
discussion
Join the Friends of the
Library at The Florida
House Inn to hear Professor
'Chris Twiggs moderate the
concluding discussion of the
One Book, One Community
selection, The Black Tower,
with author Louis Bayard on
April 30 at 6 p.m. The pro-
gram is free. Anyone who
has read the book is invited
to attend.
This is an opportunity to
ask the author questions or
to comment on the book.
Appetizers, dinner and cash
bar will be available. Books
are available at Books Plus.
For information call the
library at 277-7365.


time and talent to the event.
Just Give Me Jesus!
Revival for Women! will be
held on April 24 and 25. It
will be free for those attend-
ing, but donations are greatly
needed. The purpose of this
revival is to ignite the fire in
the hearts of Christian
women and those who have
not yet come to Christ. Ann
Graham Lotz will be the main
speaker, along with Jill
Briscoe and Fernando
Ortega, whose spiritual, "Just
Give Me Jesus," will be the
musical theme for the
revival.
Welcome to First Baptist:
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St.,
where their senior pastor, the
Rev. Jeff Overton, has
preached for over eight
years! He has had a theme
this month of "Celebrate
Marriage." He reflects on
this-subject: "We have had
several great events this
month to encourage all mem-
bers to celebrate marriage.
For many of us, that
means the relationship we
are in. For others, it is about
a relationship to come in
which we want to prepare
you, and for still others, it
will be a time of reflection
and a topic upon which you
. can give us wisdom from a
life of experience. It was only
appropriate that we start with
the husband's job descrip-
tion. Ladies, take not also.
May God bless you, your
marriage, your family, and
you home."
Thursday, Feb. 5, the sen-
ior adult choir met at 10 a.m.
They meet upstairs in the
choir room every.first and
third Thursday of the month.
For more information about
this group, contact Brother
Mike Reed, Minister of '
Music.
Marriage Emphasis
Sunday was Sunday, Feb. 15
during the 10:15 service. It
was a churchwide vow
renewal day. Then, after the
6:30 p.m. service, the day
-was finished.with a reception
for all couples in the church
Family Life Center. These
couples were supposed to
take their wedding albums to
share. A memorable service:
"May our great Heavenly
Father continue to keep on
blessing us and keep us in
His loving care."


MILITARY NEWS

Army Pvt. Antonina
L. Antonio has graduated
from basic combat training
at Fort Jackson, Columbia,
S.C.
During the nine weeks
of training, the soldier
studied the Army mission,
.history, tradition and core
values, physical fitness, and
received instruction and
practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons,
chemical warfare and
bayonet training, drill and
ceremony, marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat,
map reading, field tactics,
military courtesy, military
justice system, basic
first aid, foot marches,
and field training exer-
cises.
She is the niece of
Faustino Roberts of Koror,
Palau, and Agatha Miller of
St. Marks Drive, Yulee.
Antonio is a 2008 graduate
of Mindszenty High School,
Koror.


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Shrimp Festival taking

parade applications


Applications are now
being accepting for the annu-
al Shrimp Festival Pirate
Parade to be held April 30 at 6
p.m. on Centre Street in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Deadline for entry is April 17.
The theme for the parade
is "Home Grown Shrimp-
The Pick of the Litter." The
eight flags should be histori-
cally accurate. To view
footage from last year's Pirate
Parade, go to www.shrimpfes-
tival.com and click on Pirate
Parade under the Activities &
Schedules index.
Prizes will be awarded for
the top three entries in the
following categories:
Commercial or Commercially
Sponsored Non-Profit; Non-
Profit or Civic Organization;
and Walking, Performing
Unit or Vintage/Unique
Vehicle. A special award will
go to Best Special Effects.
Application packets are
available online at


,www.shrimpfestival.com or at
the Amelia Island Convention
& Visitors Bureau, 102
Centre St. (Depot),
Fernandina Beach.
For information call
Parade Chairman Desiree
Dinkel at 261-7562 and leave a
message. -

Contestant rehearsals for
the Miss Shrimp Festival
2009 Scholarship Pageant,
sponsored by the Hampton
Inn & Suites, Amelia Island,
will be held weekly, begin-
ning with the organizational
meeting and rehearsal on
April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Bean School of Dance, 25 N.
Third St. in Fernandina
Beach. Contestants will be
accepted until April 15.
For information call
Barbara Book, pageant chore-
ographer, at 583-1770 or
Sandy Price, Shrimp Festival
executive director, at 206-
0756.


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FRIDAY, March 27,2009/News-Leader


RELIGION


Reaching up boldly to open heaven's door


C reeeeeeak. "Look, it's open,"
my wife said. "I told you." I
couldn't believe it. The
whole thing seemed so sur-
real. The ancient wooden door, now
towering overhead, slowly creaked
open as we both pulled on its steel
handle. As.we left behind the gentle'
snowflakes meandering their way to
the ground, I have to tell you, I was-
n't quite sure we were allowed
inside. I don't know what it is about
my wife, but God often uses her to
push me into places I normally
wouldn't go. Such was the case on
this memorable night
We were in Vienna, Austria,
returning from a mission trip to the
Ukraine. A delayed-flight and a little
creative thinking had us out on the
streets, making the best of our'


overnight stay. The
team from our
church, now trail-
ing a block or so
behind us, was
busy enjoying all
the sights and
sounds of a city
whose history
stretches back
PUPIT some 500 years
NOTES before the time of
Christ.
..... As my wife and I
Pastor stepped into the
Rob Goyette dimly lit foyer, the'
massive stone arch-
es and Romanesque, Gothic architec-
ture demanded our attention. Each
arch had-its own voice each want-
ing us to stand still and listen to its


story. "Wow," I said in a whisper.,
Never in my life had I been in a
building like it. The place was St.
Stephen's Cathedral. Its 350-foot-
long, 131-foot-wide, 445-foot-tall
design captured the attention
of all who passed by. We were no
different.
Thankfully, after our eyes adjust-
ed to the poor inside lighting, we
. noticed a few other people wander-
ing around. They too had dared to
pull the handle on the ancient
wooden door. After heading out to
tell the rest of our group what we
had found, and then spending the
next hour or so exploring the cathe-
dral together, we passed through the
giant wooden door one more time
and stepped outside back into the
20th century.'


To think, we had passed by the
towering cathedral earlier that night
not knowing the place was even
open. If it hadn't been for my wife's
love of history and ancient architec-
ture, not to mention a bit of boldness,
we would have missed out on an
amazing experience.
I don't know about you, but it
makes me wonder how many other
doors I've passed by assuming they
were either locked or just too big fo
open. Now, at the moment I'm talk-
ing about spiritual things. I find
Jesus' words to the church of
Philadelphia (the church of brotherly
love) have meaning for us today. "I
know your works: behold, I have set
before you an open door and no man
can shut it: for you have a little
strength, and have kept my word,


and have not denied my name."
Though it would be a bit pre-
sumptuous to assume that our com-
munity is flowing in the same meas-
ure of brotherly love and
commitment to the Lord as that of
the church of Philadelphia, I do see
some similarities. I believe it's time
for us as a community to reach up
and grab a hold of heaven's ancient
door and boldly enter into all that
God has planned for us; and not only
for us, but for all who'll believe.
I leave you with Jesus' words
found in John 10:9, "I am the door:
by me if any man enter in, he shall
be saved, and shall go in and out and
find pasture."
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


This Lent, Memorial
United Methodist Church's
worship series will be The
Lord's Prayer: Re-Focusing
Our Lives! Sermon titles
include: Deliver Me From
Evil ... On My Terms! (March
29); God's Kingdom Is Not
What I Thought it Would Be!
(April 5). Worship times are
Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 9:45
a.m. and 11 a.m. All are wel-
come. The church is located
at 601 Centre St. Call 261-
4362 for information.

On March 29 at 9:15 a.m.
the Music Department of
Amelia Plantation Chapel
will present an Easter work
for the 40-voice choir,,
soloists and instruments by
Tom Fettke entitled "He Shall
Arise." The.work contains '
familiar melodies with
dynamic and moving sec-
tions depicting: The Triump-
hal Entry, The Last Supper,
Gethsemane, The Arrest anc
Trial, The Crucifixion, The
Resurrection and The Pro-
mise. Richard Dickson, min-
ister of music, will. conduct.

The community is invited
to join First Presbyterian.
Church as it celebrates
Palm Sunday April 4 and
continue the journey to
Easter with the following
activities:-
The Chancel Choir will
present an Easter cantata
and communion will be
'served on Maundy Thursday
April 9, at 7 p.m. in the .
Sanctuary. Nursery will be
provided. The Sanctuary is
located at 9 N. Sixth St.
A pancake breakfast
will be served in Jim Thomas
Hall from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on
Easter morning following the


Community Sunrise Service
at Ft. Clinch.
Easter worship services
with communion will be at'
8:30 and 11 a.m. in the
Sanctuary.. Contemporary
worship will be in the Anchor
(515 Centre St.) at 11 a.m.
Nursery will be available.
For information call the'
church office at 261-3837.
* *
Palm Sunday service
April 5 at St. Peter's,
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., begins with the
Jiturgy at 7:30 a.m. in the
church; 8:45 a.m. in the
courtyard; and gather in front
of the Nassau County
Courthouse downtown at
.10:30 a.m. for a procession
I to the church.
Holy Week services at
St. Peter's begin at 6 p.m. on,
April 6, 7 and 8; 12:10 p.m.
on April 8; and 6 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 9.
J Vigil begins 9 p.m. April 9
and ends at 10 a.m. on
Good Friday, with services
that day at 11:30 a.m. (sta-
tions of the cross), 12:10
p.m. (liturgy), 3 p.m. (chil-
dren's program)..
The Holy Saturday chil-
dren's Eggstravaganza is at
11 a.m. April 11.
*' . .
Yulee United'Methodist
Church presents "Judas the
Betrayer" at 11 a.m. April 5,
detailing the final days of
Jesus Christ, as told through
, Judas Iscariot portrayed by
the Rev. Lee Weaver of St.
Augustine. Wistfully he
recounts the miracles, the,
things he saw with his own'
eyes; he explains his deci-
3 sion to be-tray. For informa-
tion visit www.leeweavermin-
istries.com.


RELIGION NOTES


Passover Seder
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island will host a
Passover Seder on April 9 at
The Ocean Club, Amelia
Island Plantation.
For more-information
please call Debbie Price, 310-
6060, or e-mail deb203@aol.
com.
'Children's Center'
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., will host the
"Children's Center," a commu-
nity outreach for the children
of Fernandina Beach to share
the love of Jesus with times of
fun, games, stories, food and,
more, the last Friday of each *
month at 7 p.m., starting
tonight. Call 261-6448.


'Spring Fling
The children's department
of Blackrock Baptist Church,
96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee,
will host a Spring Fling on
March 28 with.games,'large
blow-ips, music, food and
prizes. The cost is $10 per per-
son and includes all the activi-
ties for the day. There will be
hamburgers, hot dogs, chips,
snow cones and drinks for
sale. The event is a fundraiser
to help children attend sum-
mer church camp. For infor-:
mation call 261-6220 or visit
www.blackrockbaptist.com.
Friend Day
Baptist Church, 96362
Blackrock Road, Yulee, will
host Friend Day on Match 29,


l' Vorsh this week rI-nS ,
S.-4riiar Po-.ter
at t e lWotship 8.30 & 1i a
Ste ace Sunday Schoal 9:500

Youth
of your choice 1 UT-J l
S l1 -.r t 3 '


when each member is asked
to invite a friend. The mes-
sage will deal with the essen-
tial relationships we all enjoy.,
Sunday School begins at 9:15
a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.
Call 261-6220. Visit.
www.blackrockbaptist.com.
Installation service
On March 29 at the 11 a.m.
service of worship, Dr. Doug
Ganyo will be installed as the
Associate Pastor at First
Presbyterian, Church, 9 N.
Sixth St. A reception will be
held following the 8:30 a.m.
service in Jim Thomas Hall.
Call 261-3837.
Hilliard concert
Calvary's Voice from
Jacksonville will be in concert


at North Hilliard Baptist
Church on March 29 at 6 p.m.
This group is in a full-time
ministry dedicated to spread-
ing the gospel. The church is
located on US 1, three miles
north of Hilliard, at the inter-
section of US 1 and Murrhee
Road, Call (904) 879-7068 for
information.
Give-away day
First Missionary Baptist
Church, 20 S. Ninth St., will
host a give-away on April 11 at
10 a.m. Men's, women's and
children's clothing, small
appliances, books and other
household items will be avail-
able for free to the public.
For more information or to
donate items, call 583-6201 or
325-0882.


HE SHALL ARISE
A Cantata
by

tati ei Tom Fettke

Sunday, March 29th 9:00am
Amelia Plantation Chapel

Presented by
A .. eli Plantation Chapel Music Qe.partment
Fe aturitng
40-Voice Chapel Choir, a 20-piece orchestra, and soloists.
Conducted by: Richard Dickson. Minister of Music

The work has familiar melodies with dynamic and moving
sections depicting:
The Triumphal Entry The Last Supper
Gethsemane The Arrest & Trial The Crucifixion
The Resurrection The Promise

The orchestra % ill pron ide the Prelude, Offertory and Postlude
\i h famnuhar works by Elgar. Brahms & l Mendelssohn

3 I CELEBRATION BAPTIST
R Rev. Brian Eburn Pastor CHURCH
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4pm & 5:30pm Aa y, Casua
Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
S Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:OOam & 12 Noon .
Daily Mass: 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. Gathering or worship 10:45am
o n as.. 'u n- , Cafetorium. 86063 Felmore Road &A1 A
6:00pm Tuesday at Yslee Eer School
Holy Day Masses: Vigil 6:00pm: Holy Day 8:30am afeo Nursery provided)
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45pm or by appt.
vSmall group bible study Sunday mom. @ 9:30am
Telephone Numbers: Team Kid Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-19 01Youth "Body Shop",Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
Emergency Number 904-277-6566,st..onn th People
also call 904-277-0550 "l cMith st...Coanneaug Kith People.
kmldc 1*FR OR IFO *(0422-077


S Jackie Hayes,
Pastor

b ptist Church
Sunday School...................9...................... 30 am
Sunday W worship ...................................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA...............:.......6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study.:.....................-6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
261-4741 ;
www.sprinhabillbaptistfb.org


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Impact Your World
Church
"The Church/Where the BIBLE
Comes,to LIFE"
Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson
10 am Bible Study
11i am Family Worship Service
Location
862o7 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL
Oust off AA & Felmor Road)
904-261-9072


BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
S261-6220
Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Services
10:30am.
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrehs Church
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided
www.blackrockbaptist.com ,


"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY" 'TI RC
Pastor: Dr. Alan Brown BirBH UR H-.."- j
Sunday School ........... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:SSA.M. Sunday School 9:30 am
Discipleship Training ........... 6:00P.M. Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Evening Worship............. 6:00P.M. Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M. Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service'....... 7:OOP.M. Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
736 Bonnievlew Road (across from Sadler Rd.) Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
904-261-4615 (church office) Nursery Provided For All Services
EVERYONE WELCOME www.Yuleebaptistchurch.com
Nursery provided 85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Spolntsbaptlstchurch.org Yulee, FL 32097 Fax,225'0809


NCH- O R |YULEE UNITED
METHODIST

Contemporary CHURCH
Worshi Please join us for
lr ip SUNdAY SERVICES:
Sunday @1 1:00 Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
51 5 Centre Street A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
S 'n 225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer ofBuccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527


Living Waters
world outreach
S Contemporary Worship
SUN 9:30am
' WED 7:00pm
S Youth, Nursery &
/ Children's Ministries
321-2117
Rob & Christle Goyettne
Senior Pastor OnAA I mile west ofAmelia Isand
www.LivingaWatersOutreach.org


FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH
20 South ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Chatchin the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Hearts of All People
SundayNMew mbers Class 9a.m.
Smoa7'School9:30a.m
Morniq Worsnp i a.-
Wrdnemsda&7oon-dayPray*r
Wed.sdayMuid-week Serice 7-9 p.m.
MlntdrierrBU & Van Coulea. Sinles. Youth


Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor .
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Every Sunday -
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
- First Sunday Each Month -
Healing Prayer: 6PM
Across from Fort Clinch State Park
261-6306
www.poplcamellia.org.


(preryie ar i e

C thrch ',,o, '....
Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118
www.prov idericeyulee.comn
providle'ncytilCC@comcast.nlet


4ln InterdenominationalCommunity Church
SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:15 a.m.
(Nursery Provided)
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A diverse congregation united6y ourfaithi in Jesus Christ


New Website!


Iwww.ameliachapel.com


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


Amelia Island Plantation
Outside the Main Gate
(904) 277-4414


Holy Trinity Anglican Church
In Amelia Park
1830 Lake Park Drive
.(across from the YMCA)
Sunday worship times
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. (with music)
904-430-0274
www.holytrlnityanglicanorg


EASTER EVENTS


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AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
.An Interdenominationa[Community Cfhurch

Easter Services
April 12, 2009 ,

7:00 am Sunrise Service will be in
front of the Amelia Inn

,trass Quartet at all Services
9:15 & 11:00 am Easter Worship
Chapel Choir with Irene Lumpkin, soloist
Location: 36 Bowman Road
Amelia Island Plantation Behind the Reception Center

(904) 277- 4414 www.ameliachapel.com


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AND GARDEN BRIEFS


Saving sea turtles subject of forum HOME

"Saving Sea Turtles" will be the subject of a History at the market
nature forum sponsored by the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival and the city of Fernandina Beach 4 1 'The Tale & Taste of Eight
departmentt of Parks and Recreation on April 1 Flags" is being featured at the
t 7 p.m. at the Peck Center on 11th Street in B Fernandina Farmers Market
Fernandina Beach. during March. Beginning with
Guest speakers'will be Dr. Terry Norton,. the French who arrived on-
[irector of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on the Island on May 3, 1562,.
ekyll Island, Ga., and Sandra Baker- through
Iinton, an Amelia Island resident who when
ieads up the Sea Turtle Patrol at Fort Clinch, V the last
sate Park. and final
At this, the third in a series of 'Wild Nite" flag, the
Nature forums leading up to the Wild Stars
kmelia Nature Festival May 15-17, Norton will and
peak about the Sea Turtle Center's efforts to Stripes, was hoisted in1862,
rescue, rehabilitate and release stranded and the market will honor the tale
injured sea turtles.s. s UBMIrFED and taste of one country each
SOne such loggerhead, Vida, was released' Dr. Terry Norton, above right, of the Saturday.
)y Norton and staff last May as part of the Wild Georgia Sea Turtle Center will speak at Join the Market on March
melia Nature Festival. ,/ I- the Wild Nite nature forum on April 1 at 28 for the Mexican Flag Day
Hinton will discuss the turtle nest monitor- .7 p.m. at the Peck Center. He is shown honoring pirate Luiis Aury's
hg and counting that volunteer sea turtle watch with staff releasing a rehabilitated sea takeover and hoisting of the
groupss are responsible .for each nesting sea- turtle on Amelia Island at the conclusion flag of the Mexican revolution-
;on. of the Wild Amelia Nature Festival last aries in 1817.
The nesting season on Amelia'Island, which May. Enjoy a tortilla cooking,
uns from about May 1 through Aug; 31, is demonstration Jy Gabriela, as
bout to begin. the tortilla remains the staple
Sea turtles remain an. endangered and commonly nest on Amelia Island, with logger- of Mexico.
protected ancient species; much about their.. heads by far the most common The Fernandina Farmers
ives remains a mystery 'to scientists, but .The program is free and open to, the public. Market, open every'Saturday.
great efforts continue to be made to help then For information about the Wild Amelia Nature from 9 a.rn.-1 p.m.. features
survive. Loggerhead and green turtles most Festival, go to www.wildamelia.com. farm fresh produce as well as
S a variety of organic products
O-O _and specialty foods and plants.
The market is ldcated down-
town at Seventh and Centre.
streets. Call 491-4872 or visit
.. .. .. www.fernandinafarmersmar-i
'lmbket.com.
e' : R ,Pla ntsale ,
A The Spring Master
G. ardener Plant Sale on April
i 3 and 4 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. will
4246 S. Fletcher $320 00 52.395.000 602 Ocean Club .06f0 $1.995.000 offer Master Gardener-propm -
Ma n. ,, o, y 113r, .., 11 l ir, n w.).r I,, 41 1 .rhr i ,,.,,i W , i.,, .,. . .j ,, , gated plants, select trees and
shrubs and "plant goodies" -
S fdr your garden, including
custom.paintifed planters,,cre-
I .-.-- atedbytalented Master
Gardeners.
.."Guest speakers include
James Loper teachirig "Native
Plants" and Lyn Lisenby with
6523 Spyglass 11 *8.= $1.649.000 778 S. Fletcher a1..21I D$949O Planting for Wildlife.,
3lJ,,,: t,,, : I- I ri ;rii,, .-O 1 t ,,- 0 . TL 5t, r.-i, ,,,,, r, ', r, ra.., ,: ,, jr ,,,,, H horticulture Agent. Becky.
N I,,-c'. , ,,,,' ,,- A, ,,,, ..31 q -I ,' ,, 1 ,, 4 .: 1,:..., 1, Jordi and Nassau County
Master Gardeners will also
host several sessions. The
Plant sale is at the Nassau
C OCouinty Extension Yulee
.i 'ca Tr RaSatellite Office, 86026 Pages
Sw-i.oceanfroniamelia .oam Iairy Road
"WThe OCceanfro nt Expert" All proceeds benefit the
S Redm d .'.. -..o ,- .... 11" Nassau Count \ TM a ter
S," .ob.uC 'oiirn A .-.iJT I:"dth o n Gardelinr programni afid the
Bob Gedeon .heni You Cal, I Wil Personally Answer The Phone 'volunteer communion' projects
Island resident since 1962 No Menus, Voicemail or Phone Tag. they performin Nassau
,aT a E.ij B-:,-.: B l 72 0 Local 904-.261.8870 Toll Free 877.261.8870 County.-For information, call


the Extension office at 548-
1116:
Amelia at night
Let the naturalists of
Amelia Island Plantation be
your guides as they introduce
you to the best night
wildlifee around on April 3
from 7:30-9 p.m. You never
know when owls, bats, and
other nocturnal critters might
check in to check you out.
Meet at the Nature Center at
Amelia Island Plantation. Cost
is $10 per person. Call 321-
5082 to reserve your spot.
Nature hike
Join a park ranger for a
leisurely paced hike to discov-
er the island's natural commu-
nities on April 5 at 1 p.m. at
the Ribault Club at Fort
George Island Cultural State
Park., '
Participants are encour-
aged to bring bug spray and
bottled water. For information
call (904) 251-2320.
Butterflyprogram
The Nassau County Public
Library System and the -
Friends of the Library will
offer a free program, Jewels of
the Air, Attracting Butterflies
to Your Yard, led by Rebecca
Jordi, UF-IFAS, Nassau
County Horticultural
Extension agent on April 23,
noon-1 p.m. at The Florida
House Inn in the courtyard
area.
Lunches may be purt-
chased for $13.,Choices are
chicken salad or veggie wrap
with potato salad and ice tea.
Order at any library branch
and pay by 5 p.m. April 16.
Make checks payable to
Friends of-Nassau County
Public Library. No refunds on
lunch orders. Persons with
disabilities requiring special
accommodations, call the
library at 277-7365 or Florida
Relay Services, 1-800-955-8771
at least five days prior to the
event .
Spring recycling
The city of Fernandina
Beach will sponsor a Spring
Greening Recycling event'
from 8.a.m.-2 p.m. April 25 at
Eighth andi Lime streokt.. '
Celebrate Earth Day by
bringing the
following to
be recycled r
for free: tire
(limit four
per house-
hold), glass,
number one
and two plas-
tic, alu-
minum cans,
automotive batteries, elec-
tronics and appliances, card-,
board and waste oil.
Also learn about more.
ways to reduce, reuse and
recycle by reducing electrici-
ty use and saving money;
reducing waste through back-
yard composting; and recy-
cling non-curbside items like
shoes, Brita filters and pack-
ing peanuts..
Enter a raffle to win
reusable grocery bags and
water bottles.
Visit fbfl.us/recycle for
more information on recy-
cling in the city.


Many turning to home

gardening without dirt


GAIN ESVILLE Today's
economically spurred resur-
gence of the home vegetable
grower can't entirely be dubbed
a "return to the earth."
Many burgeoning farmers
aren't breaking soil, they're
using hydroponics.
"There are a lot of new peo-
ple interested in growing, and
many of them are realizing that,
hydroponics just makes a lot
more sense," said Bob
Hochmuth, a multicounty agent
with the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. "It's one
of the most reliable ways to
grow crops. And, for people that
don't have a lot of land ... it's a
more cost-effective investment"
In fact, interest has been so
high that IFAS' first multiple-
day course on hydroponic tech-
niques at the North Florida
Research and Education Center
in Live Oak was so overbooked
that a second course was added.
"Across the country, there's
been more and more interest
in locally grown products. Now,
these economic conditions are
coming into the mix and making
people think long and hard
about the best way to do it," said
Tim Carpenter, owner of Verti-
Gro Inc. in Summerfield.


Carpenter is a supplier of
hydroponic equipment who
says that demand has nearly
doubled over the past year.
"Hydroponics involves
mechanics and plumbing, and
it's not going to ,be right for
everyone," he said. "But for a
good percentage, it's just going
to be a very practical choice."
Simply put, hydroponic tech-
niques are used to grow plants
in structures that supply water
and nutrients without soil.
These structures allow
plants to be grown in greater
density and with better control
of variables such as pests, the
overuse of fertilizer and expo-
sure to foodborne pathogens
like salmonella.
"Hydroponics isn't easy, and
it's not something that just
comes to you," said Belinda
Cheney, who uses hydroponics
to grow vegetables and flowers
on her small farm in O'Brien as
a way of supplementing her fam-
ily's income.
"I think this would be pretty
inaccessible to a lot of people if
it weren't for help and informa-
tion from UF extension agents,"
she said.
For more information visit
http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/c
rops/hydroponics/index.html


To recycle household haz-
ardous waste, visit the Home
Depot parking lot in Yulee
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the same
day.
The Florida Board of
Environmental Protection and
Keep Nassau Beautiful will be
on-site collecting the follow-
ing: aerosols, antifreeze, bat-
teries, computers, corrosives,
diesel, florescent bulbs, gaso-
line, household cleaners, elec-
tronics, insecticides, medica-
tions, paint thinners,
pesticides, pool chemicals,
propane tanks, flares, oil fil-
ters, fertilizers, paint/pain
products and used oil.
For questions contact
Jeremiah Glisson-at 277-7389
or email jglisson@fbfl.org.
B&B tour
Funky fedoras, dashing
derbies and breathtaking bon-
nets will be in the full bloom
on May 9 when the Amelia,
S'Island Bed and Breakfast
Association presents its "Mad
Hatter Tea Party and Tour"
from 1-5 p.m. The event fea-
tures seven inns, gussied up
in, their spring finest from
fresh flowers to seriously silly
hats.
Tickets for this Mother's
Day weekend event are $15 in
advance and $20 at the door
and guests are encouraged to
wear their favorite headgear
for a chance to win free bed
and breakfast stays and prizes,
from local restaurants and
attractions.
Seven of Amelia Island's
"painted ladies" will.open not
only their doors, but their
unique and sometimes secret
gardens for this event In
addition, local florists rill
,showcase their best spring
offerings at the inns, and
innkeepers will provide sweet
snacks.
This four is the first
of two that the AIBBA will
host in 2009. In November.
the inns will kick off the holi-
day season with a Holiday
'Cookie Tour on Nov. 21 from
1-5 p.m. Guests will have'the
chance to see inns decorated
for the holidays and sample.,,
favorite cookies along the
way. -.
.' "Tikeths for .b..,Wtouis a. ,
$15 in advance and $20 at the
door and will be available any
of the participating inns
(Addison on Amielia, Amelia
Island Williams House, Ash
Street Inn, Elizabeth Pointe,
Lodge, Fairbanks House,
Florida House and Hoyt
House), the downtown
Visitors Centers, the
Chamber of Commerce
Gateway Office or-online at
www.ameliaislandinns.com.
Kayak adventure
The OA Bloxom, built in
1901, is now providing access
to Cumberland Island and an
all-day (six-hour minimum)
kayak adventure.that allows
guests to experience the
creeks and rivers of.
Cumberland Island National
Seashore.
At the conclusion of the
kayak trip, a sunset sail with
supper is provided. Call Capt
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AROUND SCHOOL


Parenting class
Guiding Good Choices is a program that
strengthens the family by teaching parents/
guardians/grandparents specific strategies
for promoting healthy behaviors in children.-
This two-week program takes place March
28 and April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center auditori-
um, Fernandina Beach. Free childcare is pro-
vided. To register, contact Meg McAlpine,
University of Florida/Nassau County
Extension'Service, at 548-1116.
Learn how to strengthen family bonds, set
a clear family position on alcohol and other
drugs, teach children skills they will-need to .
make healthy choices, and, increase children's
involvement in the family.
The Guiding Good Choices program was
designed for families with children in grades
four through eight, however, this program is
beneficial to families with children of all ages
(except birth to age six).
Student fundraiser
A car wash, raffle, hot dog cookout and
candy sale to raise money for student Jeannie-
Lee Davis of Yulee, who has been selected to
represent,the U.S. in the People to People
Australia Discovery Program, will be held
from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 28 at Montego Bay
Coffee in Yulee (oA1A across from Miner
Road).
Davis must raise.$7,000 to cover her
tuition in the program this summer. As a,
Student Ambassador, she can earn high
school and college credits because of the
many educational elements in tle program..
Raffle tickets are $1 and prizes include an
MP4 player/voice recorder/e-book
reader/USB scan disk.
SDavis is an active member of Yulee United
Methodist Church and is a 10th grade student
at;Yulee, High School, where she plays the
tenor saxophone in concert and marchirig.
band; She also played on the Yulee Hornet's.
Powder-Puff football team last season.
For information on the ambassador pro-
grams, visit.peopletopeople.com.
Openhouse
< The Amelia Island Parent Co-Op
Preschool (AIPCP) will be hold an open
house for prospective families and students
on March 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enroll now
for fall 2009 preschool classes for children
ages 2 and 3. The AIPCP is located at 5040
First Coast Hwy., next to The Dome. Call 261-
1161 or visit www.aipcp.org for more details.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court will-be held
March 31-at the, Nassau County Judicial
Amiex, 76347 Veterans Way, Yulee. Sessions
begin promptly at 6 p.m.
.,Students from all middle and senior high
schools (ages 11-1S) may participate Tha pe. .
wishing to be on the volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks or bailiffs can sign up
though their school guidance office .or at
court. To participate as an attorney, see Teen
Court Coordinator Charles Griffin as he
rotates those positions. Volunteers must
arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call 548-4611 and ask for Griffin.
Shrimp festpageant
Contestant rehearsals for the Miss Shrimp,
Festival 2009 Scholarship Pageant, sponsored
by the Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia Island,
will be held weekly, beginning with the orga-
nizational meeting and rehearsal on April 1 at
6:30 p.m. at the Bean School of Dance, 25 N.
Third St. in Fernandina Beach,
The pageant winner will be awarded a
$1,000 scholarship during the isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival on May 1. The pageant
is open to high school juniors and seniors
residing in Nassau. County. Eligible partici-"
pants may attend high school in another coun-
ty or be home-schooled. The four-part applica-
tion packet may be downloaded from
wwwvshrimpfestival.com. Contestants will be
accepted until April 15.
For information call Barbara Book, ,pag-
eant choreographer, at 583-1770 or Sandy
Price, Shrimp Festival executive director, at
206-0756.


Safety day
A "Kids' Safety Day" will be held April 4
from 9 a.m. to noon at Yulee Home Depot,
courtesy of Home Depot, Nassau County Fire
Rescue Professionals Local.3101, Nassau
County Fire Rescue, Nassau County Sheriff's,
Office, Florida Georgia Blood Alliance and
Life Flight.
Have your child's DNA and fingerprints
taken and kept on file for future use if need-
ed. They may also participate in the Home
Depot Kids' Workshop where they can build
things like boats, fire trucks, bird houses
(whatever they have for that given day),
enjoy a fire truck bounce house, a Fire
Prevention and Safety Trailer, ladder truck,
medical helicopter and blood mobile. Nassau
County Fire Rescue Professionals Local 3101
2nd Alarm Grill will serve hamburgers,
cheeseburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks.
VPKregistration
Registration for Summer Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten will be held April 21 from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at Yulee Primary.School for chil-
dren who are or will be five years old by Sept.
1 and who have not attended either a private
or public school VPK program during this
school year.
Bring verification of your physical
address, such as a Florida driver license,
your child's, official birth certificate, Social
Security card, immunization'record and
health examination certificate.
For information, call 491-9887 or 1-800-
283-3463 or your local school.
Kindergartenregistration
Registration for students in kindergarten
.for the 2009-10 school year will be held at
Bryceville, Callahan, Hilliard and Southside
elementary schools and Yulee Primary, April
20-24.
Information required to registerincludes:
birth certificate; health examination certifi-
cate\by a private physician or the County
Health Department; certificate of immuniza-
tion; child's Social Security Card.
The Nassau County Health Depaitment
will administer shots for children who will be
five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2009.
There is no charge. Health examinations are
available through the health department once.
a month, by appointment only. Appointments
for shots and examinations may be scheduled
at the following clinics (or parents may use
their own physician): Fernandina Beach
,Clinic, 1620 Nectarine St., 54841860; Callahan
Clinic, 45377 Mickler St., (904) 879-2306;
Hilliard Clinic, 37203 Pecan St., (904) 845-
4761; and Yulee Clinic, 528 Pages Dairy
Road, 548-1880. :
SummerVPK
Step by .Step Learning Center I and II are
o pering the Summer VPK program. This pro-,
.gram is free to all children who will be four
years old by or on Sept. 1. For times and
dates, call the schools; Step by Step I, 1986
Citroha Drive, 277-8700, or Step by Step II,
95734 Amelia Concourse, 261-6030.
Summercamp
Miss Kate's Pre K is offering 2009
Summer Camp for children ages 3-1/2-6
years of age. Camp sessions are May 18-21;
May 26&29;,June 1-4; June 15-18; June 22-25;
June 29-July 2; and July 6-9. All sessions are 9
. a.m.-nooh. Weekly fee is $40; $25/child one-
time registration fee. Enrollment is limited.
To register yohr child, contact Miss Kate at
misskatesprel@yahoo.com or 321-0049, or
stop by the school at 1303 Jasmine St.
Superstar camp
Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St., is offer-
ing "I'm aSuperstar" siuimmer camp series
featuring six fun-filled weeks of art, theater
and dance, each with a different theme, such
as "American Idol," "Hairspray" and "High
School Music III." Each class ends with a the-
atrical performance on Friday at 2:30 p.m. !
Classes are from 9 a.m,-3 p.m. and begin June
15. Class size is limited to 15 and ages 3-12.
Payment must be made by May 15. For infor-
mation call 415-0954 or visit www.kihderstu-
dios.com.


CELEBRATING

BLACK HISTORY


i r,i il 'ri r I :,L i'iH .
The Miller Boys & Girls Club held a Family Night
Feb. 27 to present its Black History Program, "That
Was Then, This is Now." The evening included song,
skits, dances, and readings on Black History per-
formed by 60 club members. More than 150 family
members and friends attended the event and then
enjoyed dinner at the club.
Rosa Park's story as the Mother of the Modern-
Day Civil Rights Movement was enacted by club mem-
bers who formed a "bus" on stage and then drama-
tized the refusal of Parks to give up her seat Key
actors were, front Kayla Wells (Rosa Parks), Kaitlyn
Miller (a bus rider who complained), Austin Neaves
and M atthew Brooker (sheriffs), and Irvin Mora (the
bus driver).


Harriet Tubman's
role in the
Underground
Railroad was
enacted in a skdt
involving several
members portray-
ing the escape of
slaves into free-
dom. Playing the
lead role of
Harriet Tubman
was club member
Aislyn Lockett,
left.


, Songs were performed by Boys & Girls Club staff as a
special treat for the club members and their guests.
Above from left are David Bryan, head of performing
arts, Kisha Patterson, coordinator of the Black
History program, and Sherryl Smith, athletic coach
and mistress of-ceremonies.
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Songs played an
important role in
the evening's
performance.
J6 ,E ..I Z .-1: The lead singer
for the opening
and closing


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CLASS NOTES


The Amelia Arts Academy
is accepting registration for
spring and summer camps,
including Spring Break Jam
Camp April 6-10 for ages 6-12
and 13-17 and Seaside Retreat
Art Workshop April 7-9 for
ages 3-5 and 6-12.
Amelia Arts Academy also
offers the only summer camp
programs in Nassau County
with a full arts curriculum for
children and teens. For more
information call 277-1225.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship
fundraiser
Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is raising
money to support its scholar-
ship fund. Scholarships are
presented to senior women at
Fernandina Beach High
School and Yulee High School
during the May meeting. Last
year three $1,000 scholar-
ships were awarded.
Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is selling $1
tickets for a chance to win: 18
holes of golf for four, green ,
fees and cart at The Golf Club
of Amelia Island; golf on one
of the courses at Amelia
Island Plantation; $100 gift
certificate at one of Amelia
Island Plantation's public
restaurants; breakfast for four
at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge.
Tickets are available from
Woman's Club members and
'Little Women.
ABWAscholarship
The Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of the American
Business Women's Associa-
tion is offering a scholarship
for 2009-10 for Nassau County
residents. For an application,
call Linda Little at 261-0155
after 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Applications are due
by March 31.
DARscholarships
The Amelia Island Chapter,
of the Daughters of the
,American. Revolution is offer-
ing four $1,000 scholarships,
one at each of the four
Nassau County high schools.
Applications are available at
the guidance office at each
school. Deadline is March 31.
Runners'
scholarships
Amelia Island Runners is
continuing its college scholar-
ship program. The program
will award one $1,000 scholar-
ship. and tfo $500 scholar-
ships to graduating Nassau
County high school seniors
who are also a member of the
school's track or cross-coun-
try team.
Qualified applicants must
fill out an application that
includes a 250dt,5.00-word,
.essay on the subject, "Why is
running important in your
life?" Applicatipns must be
received by April 15 and can-
not be submitted via e-mail.
For details, visit www.
AmelialslandRunners.com or
call Deborah Dunham at
(904) 624-0027.

NCCDC scholar-
ships
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, Peck
Memorial Scholarship and
the Rychard-Lottie-Annie
Cook-Scholarship are now
available at Fernandina Beach
High School. All completed,
applications are due by April
15. Seniors should contact the
guidance office of each high
school or call 2614396 or 261-
4113 for more information.


SPRING BREAK
CAMPS
Nassau County YMCAs
present spring break "Circus
Fit" camp for ages 4-12 April
6-10 from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at .
Atlantic Elementary, the Yulee
Kid's Campus and Callahan
Elementary.
With help from the
CircusFit program sponsored
by Ringling Bros. and Barnum
& Bailey the Y has created a
week packed full of character
development, fitness activities
and circus fun. YMCA cam-
pers will learn the fundamen-
tals of flexibility and "hoopolo-
gy," clown basics and juggling
skills, and will celebrate at the
camp site "under the big top"
with a carnival day.
Cost is $25 per day/$110
per week (non-members) and
$105 per week YMCA mem-
bers. Visit www.circusfit.com.
For information call 261-1080
or visit www.FirstCoastYMCA.
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OUTDOORS /TIDES
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m.m ..^. i ULindsey DeLile, above, competes in the 100-yard but-
: terfly during the ,Area land 4 Championships at Cecil
';''. Aquatics in Jacksonville March 14-15. Colette Murphy,
'" "below, swimns the 100-yard breaststroke. Dillon Rozar,
left, competes for the YMCA of Florida's First Coast
Flyers. The Flyers, bomptised of swimmers from.
Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and Fernandina Beach, cap-
tured the first-place trophy for both areas.
r. .~ SUBMITTED PHOTOS


Flyers capture
The YMCAof Florida's First DeLie, Brid
Coast Flyers swim team took 50 fly, 22; 1:09.;
the first-place trophy at the DeLille..ULnc
Area 1 and 4 Championships breast, 1; 1:409
at CecilAtquatics in Jacksonville 3 376Y, 200 b
March i4-15. 100 breast, 12.
"It has been a great year," 1 Gooch, Mail
Coach Mary Donn Bowman back, 9; 48.79Y
said. "We have come a long way 33.69Y. 50,free,
"We hae ba 2; 39.20Y
since the YFFC Flyers :team 1:13.O5Y. 100 F
was formed in 2008." Kaywork, At
The team is comprised of tree, 9; 1:19.99'
swimmers' from Jacksonville, 2:40.21 Y, 200 II
Ponte Vedra and Fernandina 100 free, 2
Beach. Kaywork. M
"Ieachn 50 breast, 22;
"It can be difficult to have 22
swimmers scattered training at Lawrence, C
-different pools, but we come' 100 breast 25;
together as one unit at swim 1: 1:5.54Y, 10
meets," Bowman said. "The 57.93Y 100 re
Flyers have proven with this
win that'it can be done. It takes and 19th with
everyone to build a winning 'best times.
team from the parents to the Jared Smit
swimmers and the coaches." work at practice
Maisie Gooch of Fernan- 29-second drop
dina Beach nailed her Junior Colette Mur
Olympics cut in the 50 back- sonal best time
stroke with a 37.24. with a 26-secoi
Lindsey DeLille and Zoe Dakota Law
Stein took on the senior girls in top of his g
the 200 breast and finished i8th achieved his B


area championship titles


dgette, 1.01.46Y,
23Y..50 breast, 22
Isey, 46 07Y, 50
92Y, 100 fly. 14:
breast, 18;
M, 25,1:41.56Y,
41.31Y. 50 fly, 12
3se. 1-24.26Y, 100
, 50 breast, 21;
,10: 37.24Y. 50
, 50 fly, 6;
ree, 9
y, 2.09 94Y, 200
Y. 100 breast. 5;
IM, 13; 57.04Y.
ary-Kate. 42.67Y,
37.41 Y. 50 back.
Conner, 1 -22.63Y,
25.76Y, 50 free.
00 back, 12;
). 19


their personal
h proved hard
e pays off with a
' in his 100 back.
phy swam a per-
m in her 100 free
id drop.
rence was at the
ame when he
time in the 100.


Lawrence, Dakota, 1-16.59Y,
100 breast. 18; 6:15.46Y, 500
free, 22; 2:54.23Y, 200 breast.
10; 1:01.03Y, 100 free, 23
Murphy, Colette, 42.73Y, 50
breast, 23
Philo. Shannon, 2 16.93Y,
200 tree. 17; 2.38.62Y, 200 back.
8; 27.51 Y, 50 free. 8: 2:45.49Y,
200 IM, 19; 1-10.86YA 100 back,
6, 1:00.81Y. 100 tree. 11
Radcliffe, Taylor, 44.79Y, 50
back, 10, 26 47Y, 25 breast, 13.
18.53Y, 25 free, 10; 20.37Y, 25
back, 4; 40 78Y, 50 free, 19
Rozar. Million. 2;43.72Y, 200
free, 14, 1:26.71 Y. 100 back, 12;
42.95Y, 50 breast, 10- 32.07Y, 50
free, 20. 1:12 18Y, 100 free, 19
RozAr, Lilah, 52.05Y, 50 back,
21; 25 59Y, 25 breast, 10;
56.78Y, 50 fly, 21; 19.10Y, 25
free, 16; 1:53.98Y. 100 IM. 18;


breaststroke and a top 10 finish .
in the 200 breaststroke.
Summer Stanley-Pomm was
having a great day as she fin-
ished third in the 100 back and
fourth in the 100 free while pro-
'ducing a new personal best
time.
Amianda Stein placed lith
,in the'100 fly with her person-
al best time, "showing what a


23.60Y, 25 back, 24; 58.46Y, 50
breast, 15
Smith, Jared. 138.13. o00
back, 19;:50.17Y 50 breast, 14;
44.73Y, 50 back,14, 1:47 13Y,
100 breast, 11; 1:35.12Y, 100
free, 19
Stanley-Pomm. Summer,
2:18.72Y, 200 free, 16; 2.36.07Y.
200 back, 8: 1:20.42Y. 100
breast, 9; 2:38 05Y, 1200 IM, 12.
1:08.86, 100 back; 59.78Y, 100
free 4
Steln, Amanda, 2:56.17Y, 200
back, 16; 1 31.93Y, 100 breast,
23; 28.81 Y, 50 tree, 20; 2:50.95,
200 IM. 24; 1:22 25Y, 100 back,
20; 1:16.05Y, 100 fly. 11
Stein, Zoe, 3 38.63Y, 200
breast, 19 .
Wilcox, Ciera, 21.62Y, 25
back, 10; 21.13Y. 25 fly, 11:
41.44Y, 50 free, 2


Flyer can do," Bowman said.
This meet was the last short
course (25 yards) meet of the
season. The long course (50
meters) season begins in April
for many of the Flyers swim-
mers.
Others will take a small
Easter break and then start
training with their summer
league teams.


FRIDAY. MARCH 27,2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERN.ANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA

v BASEBALL




Pirates edge




Panthers 3-2


BETH JONES
News-Leader
Harrison Yonn singled in.
the game-tying run and Justin
Crews batted in the game-win-
ner Tuesday when the Pirates
took on the Nease Panthers
at The Baseball Grounds at
Jacksonville. The Fernandina
Beach High School baseball
team improved to 8-6 with the
3-2 victory.
Nease scored in the bot-
tom of the third inning but the
Pirates answered .in the top of
the fourth to knot the score
.at 1-1. Trent.Luman singled,
moved to second on a balk and
stole.. third. Patrick Garvin
reached on a throwing error,
allowing Luman to score.
The Panthers reclaimed
the lead in the bottom of the
sixth inning, but in the top of
the seventh, the Pirates took
the lead for good.
Garvin (2-0) got the win on
the mound 'and Tim Roszell'
picked up the save. Garvin
went six innings, giving up two
runs on four hits,, walking
three and striking out five.
Roszell gave up a lone hit and


struck out a batter in the finial
inning.
The, Pirate offense had
seven hits on the night. Yonn
and Robert Martin haa two
apiece and the Pirates got one
each from Crews, Luman and
Jeff Day.
The Pirates play at 4 p.m.
today at University Christian
and play at Yulee Tuesday.
First pitch is at 7 p.m. FBHS is
back home April 3 to host
Episcopal in a district game at
7 p.m.
The Yulee Hornets (7-6)
played at Bishop Snyder Tues-
day and traveled to Orange
Park Thursday. They cap the
week tonight at Trinity Chris-.
tian before returning home
Tuesday to host the Pirates.
The Hornet junior varsity
team will host the second
annual JV Hornet Spring Clas-
sic Wednesday and Thursday
at Yulee High School. First
Coast and West Nassau play at
4 p.m. Wednesday and Fernan-
dina and Yulee play at 7 p.m. in'
the nightcap. The consolation
game is at 6 p.m. Thursday
and the championship follows
at 7 p.m.


v SAILING

Night Flyer finishes


first in Irish regatta
Each year O'Kane's Irislh the boats sometimes encoun-
Pub and Eatery sponsors the tered each other at turning
Amelia-Island Sailing-Club's points (buoys) or in some
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Being a March event, the race race. There were a total of nine
has had its share of heavy buoys which had to be found
winds, rain and cold, some- in the fog and then navigated
times individually and some-. around.
times'altogether. But this year, In the end, all seven boats
Mother Nature, with the aid completed the course with
of some Irish leprechauns, Night Flyer, captained by
added a new variable, fog. Steve Ritter, taking first place.
Slated to startat'10:30 am., Sunday Mornin' Jazz with
the participating skippers Capt. Gene Sokolowski at the
decided to postpone the start helm took second place. Baby
until 11 a.m., hoping the fog Blooz with Capt Thom Mason
would lift and they could see at the controls took third
across the breadth of the start- place.
ing line..At 11 a.m, as predict- The other participants
ed, there was a little more vis-. were Aquila with CaptF Terry
ibility and the starting'horn Rosalie, Mary Wanderer with
sounded. .' Capt. Charlie Steinkamp,
Sailboat racing is a matter Flamingo with Capt. Joe
of mental calculations of wind Bowen and Finn with Capt.
speed and angles, while allow- Richard Finn.
ing for tidal current flow. Coy Mistress and Stardust
Difficult enough when you can did not start.
see the marks, in this case As difficult and challeng-
buoys, but racing to marks not ing as the race was, everyone
visible added a whole new agrees the relaxing hospitali-
dimension to the sport, par- ty of O'Kane's during the
ticularly as the boats separat- awards presentation that
ed and faded from sight in the evening was a fitting and suit-
fog. able way to end the day.
The 10-mile course, start- The Amelia Island Sailing
ing between the channel outer/ Club meets the first Tuesday
range marker and buoy red of every month at the Kraft
two, had the seven boat cap- Athletic Club. The meetings.
tains piloting using senses (or start at 6:30 p.m. with a social
as some were accused, lack hour followed by a business
thereof), as well as electronic meeting at 7:30 p.m.
navigation equipment For information, contact
After the start of the race, Steinkamp at 583-3156.


Kirkus finishes fourth;


races again on Saturday


Nick Kirkus finished fourth
in his last race March 7 and
will be at the Volusia Speedway
Park Saturday for his next race.
Kirkus, 20, of Fernandina
Beach drives f6r Blair Chassis
in Jacksonville. Kenny Blair is
the builder and boasts more
than 30 years of racing experi-
ence. His partner, Jerry Moore,
has been involved in racing for
more than 40 years.
"We build, repair and race
open wheel modifieds and are
proud to have Nick as our
house car driver," Moore said.
Kirkus has been racing for
seven years, the first five in go-
karts and the last two in cars.
Since making that switch,
Kirkus has 19 races under his
belt with 17 top 10 finishes, 12
finishes in the top five and five
feature wins.
Kirkus is gunning for the
championship at Volusia. When
he's not racing, Kirkus work at
Rick Keffer Chrysler-Dodge-


Nick Kirkus


Jeep and spends his free time
hunting, fishing and racing
"pretty much anything," accord-
ing to his father, Noah.
Kirkus' crew also consists
of Pete Timbie, who owns a
garage in Jacksonville and
wrenches on the car, and his
father.
Anyone interested in spon-
soring Kirkus may call 753-
1640.


Stage setfi

Lance Armstrong came out of
retirement and returned to
cycling recently. Armstrong had
won the Tour de-France seven
straight times from 1999-2005 before
retiring. He then returned after 3 1/2
years and, at 37, began cycling again in
hopes of another victorious ride through
Paris this July. Armstrong's story, of
course, is remarkable after having bat-
tiled back from testicular cancer that had
spread to his brain.
Now unfortunately, he will have to
make another comeback after sustain-
ing a crash and breaking his collarbone
this week in the first stage of the Vuelta
of Castilla ana Leon race in northern
Spain. Armstrong was assisted from the
crash site and clearly was in pain, stat-
ing, "I've never had this happen before;
it's pretty painful and I feel really miser-
able." '
. Armstrong added the crash was no
one's fault and said "toward the end of
the race people started getting excited
and everybody wanted to be at the front.
A couple of guys crashed in front of me,
I crossed my wheel, then I hit them and
went over the top."
The clavicle is one of the most com-


another comeback


Smonly broken bones in
the human body and
clavicle fractures are
frequently seen in the
S v athletic population.
The superficial posi-
tion of the bone, sitting
right up under the skin
with no muscle
padding to protect it,
makes it susceptible to
SPORTS a direct impact. With a
blow to the shoulder,
MEDICINE the force is imparted
GREGORY directly to the bone,
GrREGORY leading to its failure.
SMITH, M.D. Typically, the bone
breaks in its mid-shaft.
and will go on to heal


on its own without the need of surgery.
Most often, normal function of the
shoulder and normal strength of the
bone returns. The athlete is able to
return to his or her sport without prob-
lems. It is rare that the bone even needs
to be set. Usually within a few weeks the
athlete is comfortable enough to begin
rehab on the shoulder, but it may take
several months before the bone is
strong enough to allow contact sports.


Armstrong opted for surgery in
order to allow him to return to cycling
as soon as possible. The bone had frag-
mented into four separate pieces and he
was taken to the operating room
Wednesday, where a stainless steel, con-
toured plate and 12 screws were used to
realign and stabilize his fracture.
His surgeon, Dr. Doug Elenz, feels
Armstrong can return to a stationary
bike in a matter of days if he feels up to
it The bone will take about 3-4 months
to heal completely, but once he is over
the initial pain of surgery, he can
resume training. He will also begin
physical therapy to assist in his return
of motion and strength and, once these
are back, he can return to his road bike.
This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine and
safety. It is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by a doctor It
is only designed to offer guidelines on the
prevention,.recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific concerns
should be discussed with a physician.
Mail questions to Gregory Smith, M.D.,
1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-8787 or visit
www.gsmithmd. com.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader


SPORTS SHORTS


YHS carwash
The Yulee High School football boosters
will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 28 next to the Doo Wop Diner in Yulee.
The cost is $5.

Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will hold its next board
meeting April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Yulee Sports
Complex on Goodbread Road.
Registration for the 2009 season will be
held from 9 a.m. to noon April 11 in tlle gym at
the Yulee Sports Complex. Fees are $100 for
the first child and $75 for each additional sib-
ling. All other sign-up fees are $125 for the
-first child and $100 each additional sibling
with registration from 9 a.m. to noon on April
25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 13, June 20
and June 27. Birth certificate and wallet-size
photo are required at sign-up. Call 277-8136
or visit www.yuleepopwarner.org.

3-on-3 basketball tournament
The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting the
: first Strong Kids 3-on-3 Adult Basketball
" Tournament March 28 to benefit the YMCA's
Strong Kids Campaign.
There will be two tournaments, division A
o r ages 18-34 and division B for 35 and older,
with an entry fee of $50 per team. For infor-
mation call the YMCA at 261-1080.

Prowrestling
Continental Championship Wrestling
returns to the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center April 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bell
time is 7:30 p.m. In the main event, the 2009
Stampede winner Oblivion cashes in his title
shot with CCW champion Rock 'n' Roll Chris
,'-Turner. In a CCW tag team championship
rematch, the Wranglers (with Buck Buchanan)
defend their title against the Marcs Brothers.
Also in action are Mad Dog Miller, Scotty
Biggs, Mr. Saturday Night Jarrod Micheals,
Kevin Tool, ladies champion Samantha Steele
and many more. Tickets are $7 at the door, $6
in advance. Partial proceeds to benefit the
.. Femandina Beach High School Band. For
information, visit ccwrestling.org.

Elm Street Little League
Ei-, Street Little League will hold final-reg-
istraiion Saturday. Contact Wayne Peterson
at 753- 1663 to register. The league will hold
ooening day April 18. Register for T-ball
In'ougl June 6. Opening day is June 27. Fee
is $20. Coaches and volunteers are needed
for both leagues.

Femandina Beach Pop Wamer
Femandina Beach Pop Warner is holding
registration for football and cheerleading
March 28 from 10 a.m. until noon at the foot-
ball complex field house on South 11th Street.
Registration fees before June 1 are $100 per
participant with a $75 fee for each additional
sibling. Copy of birth certificate and 50 per-
cent of fees are required at the time of regis-
tration. For information visit www.leagueline-
up corn- or contact Bo Turvey at 261-1954 or
Chlsie Cliver ai 2"7-9660


Open Water Challenge
The 2009 Ed Gaw Amelia Island Open
Water Challenge will be held May 53 with 5K
and one-mile open water swims. Both events
are open to United States Masters Swimming
and USA Swimming registrants. The race
starts at approximately 8:30 a.m. Junior swim-
mers will launch five minutes prior to the mas-
ters swimmers. The race finish area and
check-in are at Main Beach.
Entry fee is $30 before May 15 and $40 for
deck entry and entries received after May 15.
The field is limited to 300 swimmers. All pre-
registrants receive an event T-shirt, swim cap
and other items. Deck entries will receive a T-
shirt on an as-available basis.
All swimmers must be registered with
USMS or USA Swimming ($17 on-deck regis-
tration). Check-in and deck registration begin
at 7 a.m. on race day.
City of Fernandina Beach staff and other
drivers will provide transportation to the start-
ing points of the race at the Jasmine Street
(one-mile event) and Simmons Road (5K
event) beach accesses. There will be a
course briefing prior to the start of the swims.
Course direction (start and finish points)
may be altered for safety reasons at the dis-
cretion of race officials. There will be a 2.5-
hour time limit for racers to complete either
course. Check-in at the finish line is mandato-
ry for all racers. There will be Coast Guard
Auxiliary boats and lifeguards on the water for
the protection of the swimmers. EMTs and
lifeguards will also be on the beach to assist
swimmers in need.
An awards ceremony and breakfast will be
provided for all participants at Main Beach.
Breakfast is $6 for non-swimmers. Awards go
to the overall top three male and female fin-
ishers and to the top finisher in each group.
Contact Scott Mikelson at 277-7350 or
smikelson@fbfl.org, Chris Gaw at (407) 721-
2837 or cgaw@cfl.rr.com or Isabel Gaw at
277-4328 or izzygaw300@bellsouth.net.

Katie Ride for Life
The Katie Caples Foundation will host its
fifth annual donor awareness bicycling event
called the Katie Ride for Life April 18, starting
on Amelia Island. New this year is a 5K and
10K walk through Fort Clinch State Park.
Registration is open. To register as an indi-
vidual or a team visit www.katierideforlife.org.
The walk will start from the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 9 a.m. Lunch will be pro-
vided by Firehouse Subs.
The Katie Ride for Life is a one-day ride
will feature a 100-mile and 100K route for avid
cyclists and a choice of a 60K or 30K ride for
recreational enthusiasts of all ages. The ride
will span nine islands to include Amelia, Big
Talbot, Little Talbot and Fort George islands.
The Katie Caples Foundation was started,
in 1998 by the family of Caples, a young high
school student from Jacksonville who became.
an organ and tissue donor after not surviving
the trauma of an automobile accident.
Call the Katie Caples Foundation at 491-
0811 or visit wwwskatierideforlife.org for infor-

E-mail information for Spons Shorts to
bjones,'ifbnewsleader corn or call 261-3696.


.. IR LtACOSS SfS EClAL
Egans Creek's deep channel passing under the 14th Street Bridge is holding black
drum, small redfish and bragging-size sea trout.



Backwater sea trout biting


"We have been catching
some really nice sea trout ihi-.
past week," backwater ilshi ng
guide Capt. Danny Flyrn
reports. "Some of the spr c k-
are measuring over 20 inc l::
while drifting live shrinim
deep t1dli a


encou: :I"'iiL
all mytrout for nthe
to rele.,,.


Captheir b
ERRY smaller, hgals
ON THE trout for the
dinner
WATER table."
TERRY Pussell has
LACOSS also been
*..... guiding his
backwater
guests to big catches of sea
trout while drifting live
shrimp deep without a float.
This deadly trout technique
inclfides barbing the live
shrimp though the tail with a
small, No. 4 kahle hook and
pinching a small split shot
onto the fishing line just a few
inches above the hook. The
boat is anchored above the
trout structure while the live
shrimp is free-lined slowly
into the speck's deep home
waters.
Redfishing has- been slow
in the backwater during the
past few days with some of
the best action coming during
the flood tide or during the
last few hours of the falling


Charlie Madden teased up
this big 31-inch sea trout
with a "Clouser Minnow"
fly.

tide. A high tide arrives at
10:49 a.m., which should offer
excellent sight fishing oppor-
tunities while scouting the
edges of the flooded spartina
marshes for cruising reds.
Looks like the winds are
going to blow from the south-
west Saturday up to 30 miles
per hour. On Sunday the
winds will switch to the north-
west and will still keep fisher-
men from fishing far offshore.
Rocky Davis still holds the
lead in the local black drum
fishing tournament with his
76.66-pound black drum.
With strong winds blowing
this weekend, black drum
fishermen will-be more than
likely fishing the deep waters
of the Cumberland and
Nassau sounds.


Largemouth bass fishing
should be good this weekend
with the annual spawn still in
full swing. This is the time of
year area freshwater river
bass become real active and
begin to stage for their annual
spawn. Look for the upper-
reaches of Boggy Creek to
hold bass weighing up to 10
pounds while fishing wild
shiners in the deep turns of
the river where shallow
*sloughs are numerous.
Lofton Creek is holding
pre-spawn bass just below the
public boat launch located on
AlA. Once again fish with
wild shiners in the shallow
sloughs found just off the
deep turns in the creek.
The Little St. Marys River
is always a good bet for bass
weighing to eight pounds
while fishing the mouths of
small feeder creeks with minin-
now-type plugs or dark-col-
ored plastic worms.
Fishermen are encour-
aged to take a quick photo of
their big bass and release
their catch. Catch-and-release
mounts are now available and
look just like the real fish.

The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bjones@
fbnewsleader.com, mail them
to P.O. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach. Call
Beth Jones at 261-3696 for
more information.


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ment is offering the following
activities':.
Adult volleyball from 7-9
p.m. Tuesday and Fridays at
Peck Gym. Cost is $1 .per day
for city residents ($3 non-city).
*-Open basketball is
Monday, Wednesdays and
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 (
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
availability. Fee is $1 for city
residents, $3 non-city.
Students free with ID.
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
days. Cost is $3 a day or $25
a month for city residents ($30
non-city). Personal training is


available. Fee is $30 per ses-
sion, $75 per week (three ses-
sions) or $200 a month (two
sessions per week for four
weeks). Monthly packages.
come with dietary analysis
and food program. Call Jay at
277-7364 for a free introduc-
tory appointment. '
Register for T-Ball and
Buddy League April 20
through May 15 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. T-
Ball is for ages 3-4 (must
have been 3 by Feb. 1 and
not turn 5 before Aug. 1) and
Buddy League is for ages 5-6
(must be 5 by Aug. 1 and not
turn 7 on or before Aug. 1).
Fee is $35 for city residents,
$45 non-city, with a $5 dis-
count for additional siblings.
Coaches meeting/draft is May
19, practices begin May 26
and season begins June 22.


Volunteer coaches are need-
ed. Team sponsorships are
available. Call Jason at 277-
7256 or e-mail jbrown@
fbfl.org.
City Tennis Tournament
April 11-19 (singles), April 24-
26 (doubles) and May 8-10
(mixed doubles). Divisions for
each: Seniors 55 and up,
open (male and female), 3.5
and under male and female,
above 3.5 male and female,
12-and-under male and
female, and 18-and-under
male and female. Fee is $25
per person for one event, $45
for two events and $65 for
three. Register at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Call Scott at 277-7350 or e-
mail smikelson@fbfl.org.
Summer Skate Fest is
June 13 from 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. at the Fernandina Beach
Skate Park. There will be
three age groups and three
different events. Registration
fee is $10 per event or $25 for
all three. Register through
June 12 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Contact
Russ Johnson at 277-7350.
*, Six-week youth tennis
clinics are offered at the Cen-
tral Park courts with instructor
Lanny Kalpin. Beginner (ages
5-7) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mon-
days and Thursdays; begin-
ner to advanced beginner
(ages,5-13) from 3:30-4:30
p.m. Monday and Thursdays
(two instructors); advanced
beginner to intermediate
(ages 7-16) from 4:30-6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesdays, Wed-
nesdays, Thursdays and
Friday; advanced beginner
(ages 6-9) from 2:30-3:30
p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday; advanced beginner
to intermediate (ages 7-13)
from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday
and Fridays. Maximum of
eight participants. One-hour
classes are $48 for city resi-
dents, $53 non-city. One and
a half-hour classes one day
per week are $72 for city resi-
dents, $77 non-city, two days
a week $132 for city, $1837
non-city; three days per week
$160 city, $165 non-city; four
days a week $175 city, $180
non-city ($10 off for additional
sibling in one and a half-hour
classes). Call 557-8110 or
491-0255.


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NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Chamber singers celebrate "Glorious Rutter


JANE LINDBERG
'For the News-Leader


The Island Chamber
Singers are proud and
delighted to present
"Glorious Rutter" and you
are invited. The concerts will be per-
formed at the Amelia Chapel on the
Amelia Island Plantation on Friday,
April 3 at 8 p.m. and again on
Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m. The singers
will be directed by Jane Lindberg
and accompanied by Cathy Fortson
on organ and an instrumental
ensemble of brass, timpani and
snare drum.
In 1945, England experienced
two outstanding events: the end of
World War II and the birth of John
Milford Rutter. This well-known
composer, choral conductor, editor,
arranger and record producer was
born on Sept. 24 in London. He
attended Highgate School and then
studied music at Clare College,
Cambridge. He returned to his alma
mater in 1975 where he served as
director of music until 1979. John
Rutter visited the United States in
1974 at the invitation of Mel Olson,
director of The Voices of Mel Olson,
who commissioned Gloria. It was
premiered in Omaha, Neb., on May
5, 1974.
In 1981, Rutter formed the
Cambridge Singers and most of his
music has been sung and recorded
by them. If you are looking for a
recording of a John Rutter work,
look under his own label, Collegium
* Records. It appears he was unable to
interest another recording company,
so he developed his own. He has !


The Island Chamber Singers. directed by Jane Lindberg, will peform "Glorious Rutter" on Frida
3 at 8 p.'m. and Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m. Both concerts will be held at the Plantation Chapel on
Amelia Island Plantation, 36 Bowman Road, Fernandina Beach.


also edited a large number of operat-
ic choruses as well as the definitive .
version of Faure's Requiem which
the Island Chamber Singers per-
formed in the spring of 2008.
Some of his credits include being
an honorary Fellow of Westminster


Choir College and a Fellow of the
Guild.of Church Musicians. In 1996,
a Lambeth Doctorate of Music was
conferred upon him by the
Archbishop of Canterbury, recogniz-
ing his outstanding contributions to
church music. In 2003 on "60


Minutes," he told his interv
"He was not particularly a r
man, but was inspired by th
ality of sacred verses and.pr
John Rutter's music shoA
influence of the choral tradi
the early 20th century in Fr


England: He has shown a very
strong attraction to American music
both of the lighter variety as well as
classical songwriting. Specific
English composers who have
impacted his music include Ralph
Vaughn Williams, William Walton
and Benjamin Britten. Additionally,
he often looks to Gregorian Chant
and early prayers of the church for
inspiration. Most of his musical out-
put is choral, though he has com-
posed some instrumental works. He
is probably most well-known to
singers because of his Carols for
Choirs, in four volumes, that have
become staples for church choirs
throughout the world. He is
extremely popular in the United
States and his music is loved by peo-
ple of all ages. In England, many do
not see him as a "serious enough"
composer. What a pity.
The first half of the concert will
feature anthems or shorter works by
John Rutter. "All Things Bright and
Beautiful" is the opening number. It
will be followed by "A Prayer of
Saint Patrick" using a setting of a
prayer found on the breastplate of
the saint. Throughout his career, the
suMimnTED composer has been fascinated by
.y, April the folk music genre and composed
the "Five Traditional Songs" by setting
some of his favorites from different
areas from the British Isles. From
these, the choir will sing "The Girl I
viewer Left Behind Me" and "Dashing
religious Away with the Smoothing Iron." All,
ie spiritu- of the traditional songs are to be per-
rayers." formed without accompaniment.
ws the After the rowdiness of the traditional
itions of
rance and MUSIC Continued on 2B .


Fly the aviation 'Queen

from Fernandina airport


The Cannibal Queen, a vintage 1942
open-cockpit Stearman Biplane, will be
visiting Jacksonville and Fernandina.
Beach thanks to a group of aviation
enthusiast ..
The Stearman Aircraft Company
was founded by Lloyd Stearman in
1927. Stearmans were used by the mili-
tary as a training aircraft and still
remain one of the most popular air-
planes introduced in aviation history..
During World War II, the Stearman
Aircraft Company, which became
Boeing, began manufacturing planes
for the United States military to train
its pilots.
The Cannibal Queen, built by
Boeing in the summer of 1942 in
Wichita Kansas, was one of 300 planes
manufactured that summer as a pri-
mary trainer for the Royal Canadian Air
Force. The U.S. Army purchased the
plane in the fall of'1942 and The
Cannibal Queen served,her country for
the remainder of the war and then
spent more than 30 years as an agricul-
tural'spray plane before being lovingly
restored in 1987. .


New York Times bestselling novelist,
Stephen Coonts. based his non-fiction
book, The Cannibal Queen, on the
three glorious months, in the summer
of 1991, that he spent exploring
America from her cockpit.
Jim Lonergan, the plane's owner,
said, "I am thrilled to be able to share
* the experience of flight in an open-
cockpit biplane with others."
Lonergan's crew, who'refer to them-
selves as 'The Queen's Caretakers,"
share his love and enthusiasm for the
plane.,
Lonergan and his crewshare the joy
of flying with other enthusiasts by giv-
ing "oncerin-a-lifetime flights in this .
beautiful airplane" over Philadelphia
and the surrounding countryside.
The Cannibal Queen will visit
Jacksonville April 14-17 and will be
available to give single and two passen-
ger rides at Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport on Amelia Island. To
schedule your ride, contact Biplane
Rides at 1-800-247-2371. For informa-
tion, visit www.BiplaneRidesOver
Philadelphia.com.


SUBMITTED
The Cannibal Queen vintage World War II biplane will be available
for flights from the Fernandina Beach airport April 14-17.


CADY & CADY STUDIO
Jazz festfundraiser
Jawren Walton, 18, a sen-
ior at Douglas Anderson
School Of The Arts and recip-
ient of the first annual jazz
scholarship from The Les
DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz
Festival, will play at the
Swing into Spring
Scholarship Award Benefit
Concert April 2 from 7-9 p.m.
at the Palace Saloon. Tickets
are $25 and available online at
www.ameliaislandjazzfesti-
val.com and at The UPS
Store, 1417 Sadler Road. 277-
0820. For information, call
(904) 504-4772.


OF&ON. ISLAND


CASINO NIGHT
Fernandina Beach Rotary Club members have
teamed up for a gala night of
fundraising to award scholar-
ships for graduating seniors in
Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Hilliard
and West Nassau High schools.
"Casino Night" March 28 at
7 p.m. at Ten Acres will offer
Roulette, Craps, "21" and Texas
Hold-um to keep you on your 1
toes, testing your skills at the
games of chance. Tickets are a $75 donation. Win
gift baskets, compete for silent auctions items or
make a small donation for chance to win a 50/50.
Free beer and wine, free play money and hors
d'oeuvres at-your convenience.
For information contact Kim Harding 1321-
7002 or Janice O' Connell at 277-1818.

KITE FESTIVAL
The city of Fernandina
Beach Parks and Recreation E-i,,;, ,? -
Department and the
Optimist Clubs of Fernandina Beach andYulee
will host the Second Annual Family Fun Kite
Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 at the
grassy knoll area adjacent to the Main Beach


parking lot.
All participants must register at the festival and
all children must be accompanied by an adult.
There are no restrictions on the types of kites.
Contact Bobbie Matthews at 261-2081 or Scott
Mikelson at 277-7350, ext. 2012.

RIB COOK-OFF
The city of Fernandina Beach's
first annual Rib'Cook-Off takes
place March 28 in Central
Park.
Each.team will be provided
50 pounds of ribs to create their
own recipe and wow the judges. A -
small sample will be presented for judging and
the rest will be put at the community table for the
public to enjoy..
Tickets for the public are $10, sides and bever-
ages (water and iced tea) included. For informa-
tion call Jay at 277-7364 or e-mail
jrobertson@fbfl.org. : -.....

RAIN GALA '
Rescuing Animals In Nassau will
hold a spay/neuter gala,"An ..
Afffuurrr To Remember." on March
28 from 6-10 p.m. at the FernandinaL


Beach Woman's Club. Chef Rick will present a
dinner buffet and DJ Vince and singer Steffanie
Renae will provide entertainment. Dress is resort
casual. All proceeds will help furnish RAIN's
planned low-cost spay/neuter clinic with equip-
ment. Tickets are $100 per person or $700 for a
table of eight and available at Bucky's Best
-Friends Card and Gift, Bark Avenue Pef Boutique,
Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic, 4-Paws Animal
Clinic and Lofton Creek Animal Clinic. Call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail rainhumaneyahoo.com.

'DOG PARK DAY'
Bring your dog to run,
play and swim and your-
self to enjoy lunch, music
and fun on Saturday from !_
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is a $20 donation per family
to Project Chance. The event will be held at Dog
Leg Productions, 95512 Arbor Lane, run by B.J.
Szwedzinski with her daughter K.C.J. From A1A
turn south on Old Nassauville Road. Go three
miles and turn,left on Arbor Lane at the Kanga-
roo/Chevron Station. Dog Leg Productions is half
a mile downon the left. Project Chance is a chari-
table organization dedicated to providing an
assistance dog to children with autism in
Northeast Florida. For more information call 491-
0414 or visit www.projectchance.com.











FRIDAY: March 27, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader


SPECIAL EVENTS

Trains ranging from model
scale to life size will highlight
this year's 2009 Railroad
Days Festival today and
March 28 at the historic
Callahan 'Depot. The two-day
fundraising event is hosted
annually by the West Nassau
Historical Society to.bring
awareness of Nassau
County's rich history and to
raise funds for the restoration
and upkeep of the 1880's era
train station: There will be a
parade, games and a street
dance.
Folk singer Kate Carpenter
and country group the Chris
Tyler Band are among the
entertainers scheduled to per-
form. Additional performances
include John Crisp, the
Callahan Male Chorus, Ray
Williams, Steve Branch, Liz
Mobley and the Brunswick
Cloggers and more.
For information, contact
John Hendricks .with the
Historical Society at (904)
S.879-3406.
*. o* .
The Nassau County
NAACP Youth Council
Talent Contest, which is
open to anyone, will be held
at 6 p.m.'tonight at the Peck
Center Auditorium.
Admission fee for the
public is $5.
The event is divided into
Junior Division, 12 and under,
and the Senior Division, 13-19
years old. For information
contact Vemetta Spaulding,
Youth Advisor, at 583-1569 or
e-mail vemettal 21 @bell-.
south.netor Maybelle
Kirkland Brown, Co-Advisor,'
at 277-3285.
, O' O
Amelia Community,
Theatre presents
"Incorruptible," a dark com-
edy about the Dark Ages, at 8
p.m. tonight and March 28.
In 1250 A.D. in Priseaux,
France, miracles are needed
to help a local monastery as a
larcenous one-eyed minstrel
teaches the monks an outra-
geous way to pay old debts.
Tickets are $16 adults, $10
students.
Call 261-6749. Box-office
hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday at 209 Cedar St.


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The next Yappy Hour, a
pet friendly happy hour held
monthly on the first
Wednesday at The Falcon's
Nest at Amelia Island
Plantation,, will be held April
1. Donations are accepted for
RAIN. Bring your pooch out
and meet other pet lovers. For
more information, call Bark
Avenue Pet Boutique. at 261-
2275. .

Barnabas New to You
presents "TheAfternoon We
Painted the Island The
Fashion Show You Will
Never Fprget," on April 3
from 2-4:30 p.m. at Amelia
Island Plantation.
Tickets are $20 and on
sale at New to You, 930 South
14th St. Wine and margaritas
will be available for $5 dona-
tions. Proceeds will support
Barnabas medical and dental.
clinics.

. Conner's A-Maize4Ing
Acres is hosting its fourth
annual Community Easter '
Egg Hunt April 4 from 3-9
p.m. Admission is one dozen
eggs per child. Come out and
enjoy all the park's available
activities. Must RSVP by April
3.For more information visit
www.connerscornfieldmaze.c
om or call (904) 879-5453.
,* * .-
Dancing With The Local
Stars takes place on April 11
at Amelia Island Plantation.
The event begins at 6 p.m.
with open dancing, hors
d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
There will be a silent auction
emceed by Aaron Bean.
Competition gets under way
at 7 p.m., followed by a floor-
Sshow by the Ballroom Youth
Academy and ending with the
trophy presentation.
Tickets are $35 pre-event
and $40 at the door. Platinum
sponsorships are $700 and
include a first row table and
four reserved tickets; gold
sponsorships are $600 and
include a second row table
andfour reserved tickets; sil-
ver sponsorships are $400
and include two reserved the-'
ater seating tickets; .and
bronze sponsorships are
$200 and include two
reserved open seating tickets.


MUSIC NOTES


OUT AND ABOUT


,Call (904) 707-6762 or visit
www.classicballroom.net.

The Lord Egmont recep-
tion for Princess Amelia is
the theme for this year's third
annual History Alive event,
sponsored by the Amelia -
Island Museum of History. It
will be'held on April 15 start-
ing at 5 p.m. at the historic
Chadwick House and gar-
dens, 121 N. Sixth St. The
event includes re-enactors
playing several historic figures
who were important to Amelia
Island's history. Hors d'oeu-
. vres and libations will be .
served. Tickets are $45 per
person before April 6 and $50
after. Proceeds will help sup-
purtofmseuMprongrnis and
renovations. For information
and to reserve tickets, call the
museum at 261-7378, ext.
100, or visit www.ameliamu-
seum.org.

The Men's Newcomers,. '
Club fn association with the
Women's Newcomers Club
will hold its Annual Spring"
Fling Dinner Dance at


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Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays from 8 p.m.
to midnight each Thursday at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Instant Groove is
scheduled to perform 5-8 p.m. tonight at
the Boardwalk Bash at The Spa and
Shops, Amelia Island Plantation. The
band will perform from 6-8 p.m. April 3
at Sounds on Centre, downtown
Femandina Beach.
Jazz trio
Intercoastal Wine Company, 10 N.
Second St., presents the Mpact Jazz
Trio from 8-11 p.m. tonight and March
28. Mpact is one of the most talented
and sought after smooth jazz trios in
Jacksonville.
Their combined expertise includes
jazz, both contemporary and standards,
interwoven with warm-toned rhythm and
blues and reggae. There's a $5 cover.
Call 321-1300 for information.
Band fundraiser
The Femandina Beach Middle
School Symphonic, Concert and Jazz
Bands and Solo Ensembles will perform
in concert on March 28 at 7 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach,
1600 S. Eighth St., This is a benefit con-
cert to raise money for the Symphonic
Band's Spring 2009 competition trip to
Atlanta. Tickets are $5 before the event
and $7 at the door. Call 261-6755 or
visit symphonybythesea@yahoo.com
.for tickets, to become a corporate spon-
sor, or to make your tax-deductible
donation.
Violin concert
An Evening with Rafael Javadov,
world-renowned violinist, will be held on
March 29 at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. His electric violin performance
will focus on his modem arrangements
in a variety of genres, including music


Amelia Island Plantation on
April 18. As You Like It will
cater dinner, with music and
dancing by the Instant
Groove.
Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. fol-
lowed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.,
and dancing from 7-10 p.rm.
BYOB with soft drinks and
setups provided. Cost is
$42.50 per person'. Mail check
to: Bob Keane, 1793 Mariners
Walk, Amelia Island, FL
32034. Attire is southern
casual, no jeans.
Reservations are limited and
close on April 10. For more
information contact Bob
LaPlaca at 225-0617 or
boblaplaca@aol.com.

The Katie Caples
Foundation will host its 5th
annual donor awareness
Katie Ride for Life April 18
starting on Amelia Island.
New this year is a 5k and 10k
walk through Fort Clinch
State Park. To register as an.
'individual or a team visit
ww.katierideforlife.org
The walk will start from the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center at 9 a.m. Lunch will be
provided by Firehouse'Subs.
The Katie Ride for Life
one-day ride will feature a
100-mile and 100km route for'
avid cyclists and a choice of a
6Qkm or 30km ride for recre-
ational enthusiasts of all ages.
The ride will span nine islands
) to include Amelia, Big Talbot,
Little Talbot and Fort George
islands.
The Katie Caples
Foundation was started in
1998 by the family of Katie
Caples of Ferhandina Beach,
a young high school student
from Jacksonville who
became an organ and tissue
donor after not surviving the
trauma of an automobile acci-
dent.


, For more information call
the Katie Caples Foundation
at 491-0811 or visit
www.katierideforlife.org.

Non-golfers are invited to
attend the evening reception
of the Nassau Humane
Society Pars for Paws
Classic April 22 from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island. Enjoy heavy.
hors d' oeuvres, music, silent
auction and cash bar for $25
per person. Contact Guy
Sasanfar at 206-4092 for
more information. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Nassau
Humane Society.

The Jacksonville Public
Library and Southern
Genealogist's Exchange
Society present a Spring
Seminar and Genealogy
Fair April 25 from 9 a.m.-4 .
p.m (lectures begin at 10
a.m.).
The speaker will be Jana
Sloan Broglin, professional
genealogist, author and
nationally recognized
genealogical speaker, with
over 25 years of experience
and.over 30'publications. The
seminar will be held at the
-Jacksonville Public Library
Auditorium, 303 North Laura
St. Broglin will. present four
programs: "Hookers, Crooks,
& Kooks (Aunt Merle Didn't
Run a Boarding House)" a
light-hearted look at searching
for the black sheep in the fam-
ily; "Hot off the Press" -- three
centuries of genealogical
information reported in news-
papers; 'When Johnny
Comes Marching Home" a
look at military records creat-
ed during and after the Civil
War; and 'The Key to the
Courthouse" --techniques for
making the most of a court-
house research trip.


MUSIC Continued from 1B


"" * songs, the choir will perform
- -- "God Be In My Head," which
S- is one of the most famous of
S- all his works. The first half
0* 0. will conclude with "Banquet
Fugue," which is a silly play
U V Oon the fugal process. It is a
mini-fugue with a surprise
0 ending.
The second half of the pro-
"ret gram will feature Gloria, one

Copyrightetions along with the Requiem,
S__ Magnificatand Mass of the
Children. It is a challenge to
S y d i learn the mixed meter and to
II CI ^ 0 nY sing the dissonances inherent
SW~~~ in a Rutter composition but
Y once learned, singing it can
be pure pleasure, especially

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The work is in three move-
e ments, Allegro vivace,
*0 o 0 0 Andante and Vivace e ritmico.
He has used the text of the
S* 0- * *0 "Gloria" of the Ordinary of
- * the Mass and in the CD
notes, Rutter wrote, "My set-
S0 * ting, which is based mainly
-" -. .- on one of the Gregorian
S. chants associated with the
S* * * text, divides into three move-
o * ** ments roughly corresponding
with traditional symphonic
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--. ence to thewayearliercom-
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__ from around the globe.
S .... Javadov will also per-
form for the first time his
new release, "The Amelia
Island Sun," inspired by
Amelia Island.
Doors open at 7 p.m
and concert begins at
7:30 p.m. Enjoy a cash bar and hors
d'oeuvres and coffee and dessert pro-
vided by the Kofe Hous.
Tickets are $25 and available at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church office, 261-
4293, and the Amelia Arts Academy
inside the Peck Center. 277-1225.
ARIAS package
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In
Action for the Symphony) is sponsoring
a Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Pops Concert Package, including
dinner at the Ocean Club on the
Amelia Island Plantation, followed by
round-trip bus transportation and con-
cert tickets to Doc Severinsen and El
Ritmo de la Vida on Friday, April 24.
Famed 'Tonight Show" conductor and
trumpeter,
Severinsen presents a medley of
classical Spanish music and Latin bal.-
lads, with his signature jazzy style.
Contact Ted Preston at 277-6618 for
reservations or information.
Gee Knaga
Gene Knaga plays from 8-10 p.m.
Wednesday at the Kofe Hous, 822
Sadler Road, with acoustic renditions of
today's (and yesterday's) popular con-
temporary Christian songs. Calf 277-
7663.
AcouStic rock
Two Guys Sports Pub, 320 S. Eighth
St.', features live music by Evolution, an
acoustic rock and ballad band, every
Thursday and Friday from 6:30-9:30
p.m. For more information, call 583-
7950 or 321-0303.


Register online at
http://jpl.coj.net/ (choose
."Program & Events" under
"General Library Information"
and click oh "Spring Seminar
and Genealogy Fair") or call
(904) 630-2409.
* *
Enjoy "Trivia with
Maggie" on Wednesdays at
7:30 p.m. at the Crab
Trap in downtown Fernandina
Beach. Enjoy a special trivia
menu, drink, win prizes and
listen to music while you
improve your memory'and
get smarter. Free ard open to,
the public.

ART/GALLERIES

The Island Art Gallery
presents the IAA Nouveau
Art Show, Capturing Light,
April 1-May 31, with an open-
ing reception on April 11
from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery,
18 N. Second St., Fernandina
Beach. For information call
261-7020.

Visions Interpreted is the
latest show in the gallery area
of the First Coast
Community Bank, 1750
South 14th St., Fernandina
Beach..
The exhibit features works
by four local artists: Floyd
Atkinson, Loraine King,
Sandra Baker-Hinton and Ray
Pigg. Oils, watercolors and
acrylics covering a wide vari-
ety of subjects fill the display
area. Call 261-7020 or visit
www.islandart.org.

IScrap N Around Amelia
announces March classes:
March 28, noon, Card Class;
March 31, 6 p.m., Easter 2-
page and Bag Book.
Call 206-4121 to RSVP or
e-mail scrapnaround@com-
cast.net.


ments of large-scale works in
fast-slow-fast designations.
Movements one and three are
jubilant with quick, lively tem-
pos whereas the second
movement is more introspec-
tive, subdued and slower in
tempo, It calls for a women's
trio, which will be sung by
Victoria Schultz, Janet
Cauthen and Ginger
Lipdberg.
Tickets are $15 for adults
and $5 for full-time students.
Children five and under will
be admitted free. Tickets may
be purchased at the Chamber
of Commerce, the Welcome
Center in Fernandina Beach
or from any singer. They may
also be purchased at the door.
It is because of the glory
of John Rutter's music and
the joy and challenge of
singing it that the Island
Chamber Singers cordially
invite you to attend this musi-
cal offering as part of our fifth
anniversary celebration. You
will not be sorry you accept-
ed this invitation!
Dr Jane Lindberg is the
music director of the Island
Chamber Singers. She holds a
master offine arts in music
history from the University of
Florida and a doctor of music
arts in music composition
from the University of South
Carolina.


Christian music
Join power Chnstian duet. Joey &
Jeanie and Fnends on Thursdays from
7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Florida House Inn,
22 S. Third St. Performers take turns
playing original and cover Christian
songs in an intimate, cozy setting. Have
coffee and dessert. Call 261-3300
Market music
Joey & Jeanie (singer-songwnters
Joey Daddano and Jeanie Scheff) play
at the far end of the Fernandina
Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9-30-
11:30 a.m., and singer-songwriter Mac
McClelland (Hickory Wind) plays near
the entrance (weather permitting).
Mingle with local farmers and business
owners, shop for farm fresh food and
enjoy live music. The market is located
at the corner of Seventh and Centre
streets. Call 491-4872 or visit www.fer-
nandinafarmersmarket.com.
Membership drive
In addition to this year's Black Tie
Dinner Concert on Nov. 22 at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, the membership
dues of Amelia Residents in Action for
the Symphony (ARIAS) also fund other
events and projects that support the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and
promote music appreciation in the com-
munity.
Member contributions have pur-
chased a new pipe for the symphony's
organ, funded scholarships for young
vocal and instrumental music students,
provided hands-on experience with
orchestral instruments through ARIAS
"Instrument Zoo" program for local
fourth graders, and brought the JSO to
Amelia Island for the annual "Let
Freedom Ring" Memorial Day weekend
concert.
Contact Bill Gingrich for membership
information at 277-7094 or
wggin@aol.com.















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NEWS-LEAPER
FRIDAY. MARCH 27,2009


To PLACE AN AD, CALL (904) 261-3696. CLASSIED DEADLINE FOR THE FRIDAY ISSUE WEDNESDAY AT 5 P.M.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Card of Thainks
Lost & Found
In Mlemoriamr
Personals
Public Notice
Happy Card
Special Occasion
Gift Snops
EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
Sales -Business
Hotel/Restaurar.t


204 Work Wanted
205 Live-in Help
206 Chila Care
207 Business Opportunity
300 EDUCATION
301 SchooIs & Instruction
302 Diet/Exercise
303 Hobbies/Crafts
305 Tutoring
306 Lesions/Classes
400 FINANCIAL
401 Mrlortgage Boughrt/Sold
402 Stocks & B.onds


403 Finarcai-HomE Propert,
.104 Money To Loan
500 FARM & ANIMAL
501 Equipment
502 Livestock & Supplies
503 Pets,Supplies
504 Services
600 MERCHANDISE
601 Garage Sales
602 Articles for Sale
603 r.iscellaneous
604 Bicycles
605 Computers-Suppiles


606 Proto Etdulfr.. -ri 6 41i1'
6C)'7An~il~u,~s.ClcrD
608 Prr.,duc,0
50'9 Appliances
t, 10 rAir Ctcitorji,nErzjHeuEanE-
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616 Storaice vwoar,.ouaes
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Planir., eed-Fenril.:ler
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Wanted tr. Bu',
Free Itemr
RECREATION
Boats -& Trailers
Boat Supollne Dockuce
Sport.z Equipment Sales
Recreamton vehicles
Computers, SuuOphes


REAL ESTATE
Wanted ITo, ,o, fk.nr
mloble Home
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813 Investment Prouperr,
814 West Nassau County
815 Fngsilr, cr.1 i larys
816 C nrr,.nr. C.:.unt,'
817 Other Areas
850 RENTALS
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THE NEWS-LEADER SERVICE DIRECTORY Is LOCATED ON PAGE 3B


I 02 Lost & Found I
LOST on Miner Road. A female black
& tan shephard/hound mix weighing
about 55 Ibs. She's wearing a
pink/gray reflective collar w/blue rabies
tag and has been chipped. She is very
timid/scared. REWARD, please call
(904)548-4466 or (912)552-5167.
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.

S 104 Personals
CALLING ALL SINGLE MEN over the
age of 55.. Come 'to the aid of single
women. Next dinner party March 31st.
Free to join. JUST FRIENDS. Call (904)
321-1116.
MAKE MONEY AT HOME Host a
Gold Party. I do the work, & you share
the profit. We are local, licensed &
insured. Call Sea Breeze, 277-0607.

105 Public Notice

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Herein is subject to the Federal
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based on race, color, religion, sex,
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limitation or discrimination.
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S201 Help Wanted
$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ helping
the government PT. No exp. No selling.
Call (888)213-5225. Ad Code: M:.. ANF


201 Help Wanted


BEACH LIFEGUARDS (SEASONAL)
Nassau County Ocean Rescue Uwill be
accepting applications for the summer
season. Lifeguards must be 16 or older
and possess a valid drivers license.
$10.50-$13.25 hourly depending on
experience. Applications can .be.
obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96161 Nassau
Place, Yulee, Florida 32097. Phone
(904)491-7322 or fax (904)321-5926.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free' Workplace.
National Recruiting Firm seeks
outgoing professional salesperson/ re-
crulter. Position responsibilities Include
new client development, candidate
recruitment and placement. Candidate
must be a self-starter, motivated and
team player. Corporation Is growing
and we 'need highly qualified
candidates, quick learners. Send
resume with contact info to:
janderson@kerringtongroup.com
EARN EXTRA INCOME mailing
brochures. Weekly pay check! Free 24
hour Information. (888)250-8110. ANF
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT -
Part-time, 2 to 4 hours per week
assisting retired executive with person-
al finance, accounting, correspondence,
household bills, appointment schedul-
ing. 'Coordinating with Atlanta area
office via phone and email. Very flexi-
ble hours, in-home office. Confident-
iality, integrity, efficiency essential.
Forward resume to Debi via'email:
debi@enewwinoscaoital.com. or fax to
770-683-4101.
FRONT DESK CLERK, BREAKFAST
ATTENDANT, AND MAINTENANCE
PERSON NEEDED J Experience
preferred. Apply in person at Holiday
Inn Express, 76071 Sidney PI., Yulee.
OTR DRIVERS Join PTL. Up -to
34cpm. Requires 12 mos exp & CDL-A.
Out 10-14 days. No felon or DUI past 5
yrs. (877)740-6262. www;ptl-inc.com
ANF
WOODY'S BAR-B-QUE
Interviewing experienced Servers and
Cashiers. Apply between 2pm-4pm.
SECURITY OFFICER $9.50-to start.
Femandina.Beach area. One year plus
experience. Class D Security .license
preferred.. Must have a current Dr. Lic.
Must be able to work all shifts/week-
ends. Call our toll-free 24/7 Career hot
'line @ (877)449-7631 or (904)261-
5551 between,9am to 4pm for direct-
ions to pick up an application or email
resume to dzsesecofficer@avahoo.com
Day & Zimmermann Security Services
.B9000174 AA/EOE/M/F/V/D
ADMIN/ACCOUNTING SUPPORT -
Long term, corporate position,
immediate need, Must have top notch
data entry skills and strong data base
exp. Contact Satilla Temps a at
(904)261-5004 or apply online at
*www.satillatemps.com. EOE/M/F/V/H


201 Help Wanted
NANNY NEEDED 10am-6pm M-F.
Infant twins. Flexible. Experience re-
quired. $550/wk. St. Marys. (904)858-
3799
INVESTMENT/FINANCIAL
QUALITY COORDINATOR
Nassau County Clerk of Courts
The Nassau County Clerk of Courts
Office is seeking an Investment/
Financial Quality Coordinator. This
position would provide support ,to the
Clerk of Court and Chief of Staff/
Operations, as needed, with financial
data collection, analysis projections,
monitoring, and reporting. Other duties
include, but are not limited to,
monitoring cash flow and Investment
activities for all Clerk finance funds,
and .performing internal audit funct-
ions. A Bachelors Degree In Accounting
or related equivalent experience re-
quired. Certified Public Accounting
Certificate desired. Must have a mini-
mum of five (5) years related
experience. Also required are good
analytical, organizational, computer,
Interpersonal, multitasking and comm-
unication skills. This position requires
occasional overtime. Qualified and
interested applicants may obtain an
application from Human Resources'
located in the Clerk Services Office at
76347 Veterans Way, Yulee, FL 32097,
or.www.nassauclerk.com. You may fax
applications to. (904)548-4508. EOE.
Drug Free Workplace.


MECHANIC Experienced in gas,
diesel, & hydraulics for rental company:
in St. Marys, GA. Have own tools &
clean MVR, 21 & over. Benefits,
Uniforms, Vacation. :.Call (912)576-
8686.
21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY is
searching for a Medical Assistant to
support our Fernandina Beach office.
Candidates must'have exp. as an MA in
a medical -office setting. 8-5 'work
hours. Visit the Careers section of
www.21stcenturvoncolocv.com to view
job description and complete an app..
EOE/DFWP/Background Checks
NAPA AUTO PARTS is looking for 2
inside/outside sale assoc. for its FB and
Yulee locations. Experience and
enthusiasm a must. Please fax resume
to (904)261-9225.
ABOVE AVERAGE PAY Bilingual
customer service representatives need-
ed for busy call' center in St. Marys.
Must be professional, dependable, have
excellent data entry skills and strong
communication skills. Nights, week-
ends,, holidays required. Please fax
resume to Mrs. Lang at (912)673-6004

WANTED: Customer Service Part-
time nights & weekends. Entertainment
or promotional background a plus.
Must be' 18 to apply. Apply in person,
474309 E. SR200, Fern Bch between
10am-3pm, Mon-Fri. (904)321-0885


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201 Help Wanted


BARISTAS & SERVERS
Espressos Cafe, Amelia Island
Upscale Tuscan Style Cafe
Fax Resume To (904)491-9810
29 SOUTH looking for professional,
self-motivated employees. Servers and
Hostess needed, Must have flexible
hours. Apply in person.
HELP WANTED.- Join Wil-Trans Lease
or Company Driver Program. Enjoy our
strong freight network. Must be 23.
(866)906-2982. ANF
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
.1(877)FTC-HELP, A message from the
News-Leader and.the FTC.
AMELIA ISLAND'S newest fine
jewelry store, Scott & Sons, is seeking
experienced sales assoc. Please submit
resume to: sgroom@scottandsons.com


ARNP
Dr. Farld Ullah's Cardiology Practice is
seeking a FT ARNP.. FL ARNP lic req'd
along w/1-2 yrs of exp. Please send
resumes to: lcook002@ijaxhealth.com
or apply .online at www.iaxhealth.com.


I I 204 Work Wanted


. MASTER ELECTRICIAN 45 yrs exp-
erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.
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
GOOD & CHEAP HOME REPAIRS. &
REMODELING 30 years in industry.
,Licensed, bonded & insured. Call for
more info (904)945-2139.
HOUSE CLEANING I have openings
to clean your home, weekly, bi-weekly,
or monthly. Experienced and referenc-
es. Call for a bid. (904)261-0780


1 204 Work Wanted I
TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor* with operator.
(904)491-4383
CASTING CALL for local film. March
29, 11am-2pm. Peck Center reception
room. www.thatthouartfilms.com

207 Business
Opportunities

100% RECESSION PROOF Do you
earn $800 in a day? 25 local machines
& candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
802000033. Call us: We will not be
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Windows Custom Decks Custom Trim
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207 Business
Opportunities

Sick & Tired of Struggling? Stay at
home, get out of debt, get your life
back. $2000 to $4000 weekly.
Untapped market. Act now!
1(800)508-0585, fatimak.com. ANF

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


301 Schools &
Instruction
BECOME DIETARY MGR (avg
annual salary $40,374) in 8 mos in
online program offered by Tennessee
Technology Center at Elizabethtpn.
Details www.ttcelizabethton.edu. (888)
986-2368 or email patricia.roark@
ttcelizabethton.edu. ANF
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance Car-
eer. FAA approved program. Financial
aid if qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)
349-5387. ANF


503 Pets/Supplies
FREE LAB MIX- to good home. Male,
8 yrs old, housebroken, healthy,
playful. Call (904)556-9242.

504 Services
HORSE BOARDING 3 stalls
available. Blackrock Rd. (904)753-
1071


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SAVE MONEY an All Pool Supplies
Accessories. Ships fast


YARD SALE Fri. 3/27 & Sat. 3/28,
8am-? Please no early birds. 96506
Starfish Dr. in Heron Isles, off Chester.
MULTI-FAMILY / NEIGHBORHOOD
GARAGE SALE Don't miss out on
this annual event! 1337 Autumn Trace,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Sat.
3/28, 8am-3pm.
SAT. 3/28, SAM 2455 Will Hardee
Rd. Fishing & dive gear, compressors,
ladder racks, furniture, china, collect-
ibles, Painting equip., wicker make-up
stand, & much more.
MOVING SALE 2213. Penbrook,
Lakewood Subdivision (Fern. Beach).
Sat. 3/28, 8am-? Misc. items & power
tools.


601 Garage Sales

ESTATE SALE Sat. 3/28, 9am-5pm.
Furniture, kitchen items, linens, etc.
463049 SR 200 (AIA) YULEE, next to
Yulee Post Office.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat.
3/28, 8am-12pm. CashenWood Sub-
division, 5 Points area on island. New
washer & dryer, furniture, elec. tools,
movies, kids stuff and much more!
HUGE YARD SALE Sat. 3/28, 8am-
2pm. 669 S. Fletcher Ave. Caribbean
art, women's & girl's clothing (Holister
& Abercrombie), furniture, household
items, yard art, & paintings.


1602 Articles for SaleI


FOR SALE Professional pedicure
chair for salon use, $200. Crager
centerline rims, $200/OBO. New Good-
year semi truck tire, 295/75R22.5,
$75/OBO. (904)612-4047 or 225-9158
GUN SHOW Sat. 04/04, 9-5 & Sun.
04/05, 9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800
St. Johns Bluff Rd., Jax. North Florida
Arms Collectors, (904)461-0273.
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE
Most everything is 50% off.
Time After Time by Bella
LARGE ABOVE GROUND POOL Paid
$3000. 10 mos old, $1500/OBO. Has
foam round bottom. All accessories in-
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602 Articles for SaleI
LARGE OFFICE CLOSING Desks,
printers & stands, tables, chairs,
microwave, office supplies, other misc
items. 753 0028

603 Miscellaneous
Donate Your Vehicle Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
(888)468-5964. ANF
ONLINE PHARMACY Buy Soma, UI-
tram, Fioricet, Prozac, Buspar. $71.99/
90, $107/180 Quantities, price includes
prescription. .Over 200 meds $25
coupon. Mention Offer #91A31. (888)
389-0461, tri-drugstore.com. ANF


610 Air Conditioners
/Heating
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)
225-9717.
1611 Home Furnishings
VERY NICE matching cream color
sofa and love seat..Bought it 1 yr ago.
Paid $1500, asking $500. MUST SELL!!
(904)583-0355

615 Building Materials
METAL ROOFING 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, w/all accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335.

624 Wanted To Buy
I BUY JUNK CARS & HEAVY
.EQUIPMENT FOR SCRAP CASH
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628






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

803 Mobile Home Lots|
2ND ROW RIVERFRONT Blackrock
area. 2BR/2BA home included. Price
slashed. $80,000. (904)335-7185


1804 Amelia Island Homes 814 West Nassau County 852 Mobile Homes


3BR/2BA ,,. ,.-r ;ur,.'.' .. ..:.r-. 1 3
Blue Heron Ln. Completely remodeled,
new. paint, big back yard. $199,000.
Call (770)584-3022.
EXCLUSIVE OCEAN VILLAGE
Beautiful 3BR/3BA backing to pond
& steps to ocean. (904)708-8234
$810,000. I
HISTORIC DISTRICT LOT Great
location for your custom home or
investment. Sacrifice price of only
$39,500. (904)477-2679
DUPLEX FOR SALE 2BR/1BA each
side, completely rebuilt, all new
appliances, W/D hookup. 1 unit
wheelchair accessible. Phillips Manor
area, close to beach & Ritz Carlton. Call
John Stack (904)556-4491.

805 Beaches
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled porch-
es, hot tub. $359,900. (904)556-4500

806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
DEEP WATER HEAVEN
Home on beautiful large lot. Call
(904)849-7131 for more information.
$575,000. Possible owner financing.
KINGS FERRY 200ft +/- on St.
Marys River. 5 +/- acres on deep
'water, private and safe. ONLY $200K
(FIRM). (904)845-2848

807 Condominiums
GORGEOUS CLUB VILLA at AIP on
the marsh. Completely renovated. By
owner/decorator. $370,000. Call (904)
19t.51 906 ' '

808 Off Island/Yulee
OYSTER BAY' HARBOR 3BR/3BA
home w/a Study/Office and Bonus
room. This beautiful home contains
2795 sq ft of living space. Split floor
plan w/the large master suite In the
rear. 'Screened back porch.. Large
kitchen w/SS appliances. Fenced back
yard. $498,000. Call (904)261-0469 or
(404)2i6-1063 for appt.
6BR BANK FORECLOSURE $29,900.
Only $238/mo. 5% down 20 years @
8% apr. BUy 4BR $326/mo. For listings'
(800)366-9783 ext 5760. ANF

809 Lots
AMELIA PARK LOTS available for
half of 'original price. Call (904)753-
0730 anytime.


3BR/2BA Du. iro y:.'ui. r 6 o' *90'
Call Dugard Const. @ (904)259-5008
or go to www.duaardconstructlon.com.

S 817 Other Areas
Florida Land Bargain of the
Century! 2 acre waterfront homesite


only $69,900 (appraised at $169,900). BLACKROCK AREA Singlewide 2BR/
Pvt, gated comm w/2 recreational 1BA. $500/mo. + deposit. Call (904)
lakes. Municipal water & sewer. Low 261-9729.
taxes. Just 90 mins Orlando. Exc______ __---
financing. Call now (866)352-2249 ext 2BR/2BA SPACIOUS DOUBLEWIDE
2184, FLIandbaroains.com. ANF on. 2.5 acre lot. Large deck, water
softener. $790/mo. (904)583-1431
NC MOUNTAINS Cabin shell, 2+
acres with great view, very private, big BLACKROCK AREA 2BR/1BA in
trees, waterfalls & large public lake small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
nearby. $99,500. Bank financing, garbage, sewer & lawn service
(866)789-8535. ANF provided. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-
6486
AUCTION 882 acres Huntsville, CLEAN 2BR UNIT on private
Alabama City Limits. Sat. 4/11. Just property in Yulee. $650/mo. + $600
north of 1-565. Sewer avail. Adjacent sec. dep. (904)572-2330
to Megasite. Garner Auctions, Inc.s _c. dp (904)572-2330-
garnerauctionsinc.com, Ken Garner 3BR/2BA MODULAR HOME with
ALSL 1002, 877-914-SOLD. ANF above ground pool on 1/2 acre.
$950/mo. + $950 deposit. Chester Rd.,
FINAL CLOSEOUT Golf lot bargains Yulee. (904) 504-4888
from $19,900 (was $69,900). Golf &
amenity pkg included. Developer close- 853 Mobile Home Lots
out on remaining lots at championship
18 hole course in Blue Ridge Mtns near
Asheville, NC. All infrastructure CAMPER/RV LOT 30 amp. Electric
completed build when ready. 1 lot per included. $360/mo. Sandpiper Court
customer. Exc financing. Call now (904)261-6957.
(866)334-3253, x2192. ANF I .


851 Roommate Wanted
HOUSEMATES Fernanina, f .:,tr
Island. New home. Looking for
professional female, clean, responsible.
$350/mo. Call (904)557-1659.

852 Mobile Homes
2BR/1BA In Yulee. New carpet.
Service animals only.. References
required. $600/mo. + $400 deposit.
Call (904)583-0278.
2BR/2BA 2nd row riverfront, Nice,
big, shady lot. Call (904)335-7185.

2 & 3BR MOBILE HOMES for rent.
Furnished & unfurnished, .$500-
$700/mo. Units available In Hilllard &
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.
UNFURNISHED OR FURNISHED 3BR
- Beautiful new decor. $800/mo.
Includes water, lawn, & pest control.
(904)315-1757 or 613-8401
3BR/1BA SINGLEWIDE in
Nassauvllle. Call. (904)261-6703 after
5pm.
NICE SINGLEWIDE 2BR/1 shower, 1
acre, front porch, quiet n'hood, Wilson
'Neck. $650/mo. + $650 dep.
Application, lease (negotiable). 225-
2463


Surfside Properties. Inc. Drotshy Trent
Realtor"


FURNISHED 2BR SINGLEWIDE -
with deck & screened porch, $170/wk.'
Elec. & gas included., Sandpiper Court
(904)261-6957.
STATIONARY CAMPER to one
person. $100 weekly. Elec. & gas
included. Sandpiper Court (904)261-
6957.


1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL

Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management
(904)277-0907


Angel VtrwZant
Realtor'


Apartments
Best Address inFernandina Beach

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

FREE RENT
Call for Details


Have you visited Somerset Apartmen ts
located on Amelia Island Parkway?

Look What We hate'offe:

1 & 2 bedroom apartment homes
Single story design no stairs
Prices starting at just $595
All apartments meet ADA requirements
Vaulted ceilings
24 hour emergency maintenance

Qualified Setrors receive and additional $ibo off market rent per. 5pthl
ALso ask albour our FREE RENT spedal & preferred resident programnf.


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rom a most see! 1,900,000 ry roo $99,000 MLS #48333 $159,000 MLS# 47266
# 45754

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS

*535-A Ocean Ave., 338-C Tarpon Ave.,
2/2 upstairs apart- 1 bedroom 1 bath -5
ment, Oceanfront. apartment 2 blacks
Great views. Includes from the beach.
water. 950/mo. $55Q/mo. $550mo '
*340-A Tarpon Ave., 2 | COMMERIAL | ....
bedroom 1 & 1/2 Corner of 8th & *
bath 2 blocks from Beech, ,office space COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
the beach.. $750/mo. available. 1,200 sq. 222 S. 3rd St. Motivated seller,
S ft 'great investment t property,
Let us manage your rental propertyS #48782 -
Have Tenants.......Need Properties


D AR L INGT0 ON Ruth Darlington, Lic. Broker

REALY, INC. (904) 26, -803.* (904) 753-0366


Sand Dollar Villas Best buy in oceanfront condos
Condo common areas have recently undergone a $2.5
million renovation. Great location, gorgeous views
Unit 104- 2BR/2BA, $349,000
Unit 107- 2BR/2BA, $355,000 .
Unit 307 2BR/2BA, $399,500


LONG TERM RENTALS


* Amelia Woods 2BR / ZBA, upstairs flat.
$850/mo.

Cape Sound 3BR / 2.5BA townhouse.
Avail. May. $1,400/mo.

Cape Sound 3BR/ 3.5BA townhouse.
Avail now. $1,450/mo.


75248 Harvester Drive Plenty of space Inside
and out 2,800+ sq. ft. and 1 acrel Home fea-
tures 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, crown molding, tile,
custom cabinetry and granite countertops.
$289,900


AVAILABLE LOTS
7.62 Marshfront acres in O'Neil area,
located near shopping & island. $325,000
Lots on South end of Amelia from '
$59,000.

AVAILABLE HOMES
* Forest Ridge 2BR/1BA flat, ground floor.
$140,000
3BR/2BA Mobile home on I acre.
$125,000


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Beautiful wooded 90x140 Amelia Island
lot two blocks from the beach on Lot 9
Countess of Egmont. $189,900. All
reasonable offers will be entertained.
Owner is a home designer and can help
put your dream home on this lot.

Sam Kellum,
Realtor)
(904)753-4390 os


Countryside Apartments

1&2 Bedroom Units

'Rent starting at $630-$750
HUD Vouchers Accepted
Mon & Wed 8am 5pm, Fri 1pm 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103


REALTOR OPEN HOUSE


Saturday March 28th


1 till 4 PM


PUBLIC INVITED





ON ISLAND





1611 Geddes Lane


Amelia Park


3BR/2BA


$310,000

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855 Apartments
Furnished

FURNISHED 1BR Downtown. $175/
wk. or $600/mo. Utilities included.
321-2222
1BR/1BA/Dining-Kitchen Elect.,
water, garbage, washer/dryer, cable TV,
carport. 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 -
1-3BR MH's in park $165/wk. or
$660/mo..+ dep. Utils avail. 261-5034.

856 Apartments
Unfurnished

1BR/1BA AMELIA PARK 600 sq. ft.
$700/mo. + dep. Call (904)335-0539.

1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS for
rent starting at $595. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at www.atcdevelopment.com.
OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.


856 Apartments
Unfurnished
OCEANVIEW 3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile, central A/C, alarm, W/D,
deck. 927 N. Fletcher. $995/mo. +
dep. Discount avail. (904)386-1005
Bank Foreclosures 4BR $25,000
only $225/mo. 3BR $12,500 only
$199/mo. 5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr. For listings (800)366-9783 ext
5669. ANF
CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS March free. Gated
community. The Palms at Amelia (904)
277-1983.
OCEAN VIEW 2BR/1.5BA 2 ocean
view decks off of bedroom & living
room. W/D hookup. Central A/C. Watei
& sewage included. Service animal'
only. 1 yr lease w/deposit. $875/mo.
737 N. Fletcher Ave. (904)261-4127
3BR/2BA Top floor of duplex, -1
block from ocean, large deck, washer &
dryea Very nice. $1000/mo. + deposit.
583-0095

857 Condos-Furnished
MARINERS WALK 3BR/2BA,
furnished, $1660/mo. SUMMER
BEACH PRESERVE HOME 3BR/3BA,
unfurnished, $1200/mo. 6 month lease
& more. AMELIA RENTALS, 261-9129.


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* 95035 Woodberry Lane (The Preserve) 4BR/4BA large master
bedroom has a garden tub and separate shower. This is a beautiful
home locate in the Preserve. $1850
* 415 Georgia Ave 3BR/2BA Home has fireplace in family room,
screened in patio, security system and two car garage. Rent includes
lawn and pest control. $1295
* 95053 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered
patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fire-
place in living room. $1595
* 95069 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered
patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fire-
place in living room. $1595
* 2100 Belveder 2BR/1BA located close to middle and high school,
only one block from Atlantic Ave. Reqr yard is fenced in. $900
* 2139 Sapelo Court 2BR/2BA Fantastic home located in quiet
small neighborhood. Home has brand new tile, paint and carpet.
$1000
* .409 South 6th Street -. 2BR/1.5BA Beautiful landscaping,
* enclosed courtyard, and located walking distance to historic down-
town. $1175 ,
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) 3BR/2BA Located in
prestigious golf side south where amenities include a community
swimming pool and east access to the beach, Ritz Carlton and golf
club of Amelia just across the street. $1800
* 95210 Woodberry 4BR/4BA Beautiful like new home, open fam-
ily room to large gourmet kitchen with bar area, formal dinning and
living room, large master bedroom suite, screened porch that over-
looks pond. Home' has two car garage located on quite cul-de-sac.
$1850
SINGLE FAMILY OFF ISLAND
* 86351 Eastport Drive. (North Hampton) 4BR/3BA This is a
beautiful home with a large screened-in patio with a great view of,
the )ake. Kitchen opens iip to family room and dining room. Home
has fireplace in family room. $1800 -,
* 95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) 38R/2BA home with
i large fenced in lawn, split floor plan with extra room' off of the entry.
that can be used for guest bedroom or office, new paint. $1050
CON4DO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
* IN 4th Street Apt. C 1BR/1BA Located in historic'district. $600


* 883-B Mary Street 2BF/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
garage. $795
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to
the Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
* 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community off AlA off of the Intercoastal Water-
way. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated
community. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator
in garage. $1450
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful main-
tained home located across from neighborhood park: Wood floors
throughout lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes court-
yard for relaxing evenings. $1295
* 2850 South Fletcher 3BR/IBA beautiful ocean views.. $1295
* 2418 N. First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA spend the summer evenings
enjoying the ocean views from the upper deck of this great town-
home. Located only one block from the ocean. Rent includes lawn
care and pest control. $925
* 2443B First Ave. 3BR/2BA townhome with fireplace in family
room. Home is only one block from the ocean. $900
FURNISHED ON ISLAND
* 3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 2BR/BA enjoy the
warm evenings on the covered deck looking at the beautiful ocean,
or spend cool evenings relaxing by the fireplace. Condo located in
gated community with swimming pool. Rent includes water, sewer,
trash, lawn and pool care. $1400,
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wonderful get away
for the winter then come take a look at this wonderful home on the
ocean with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood
floors, modem bathrooms, casual furnishings, and windows every-
where.The upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the
beach. Home is completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment.
$2250
* 401-B Mizell 3BR/2BA Fully flimished. All appliances and cook-
ware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100
* 4210 South Fletcher .'BR/4BA Beautiful home located right on
the ocean with wonderful ocean views. Home is fully furnished and
tastefully decorated. Rent includes electric, water, sewer and
garbage. $4000


Sales Sales Sal es Sa les Sa les


$150,000 Cartesian Pointe 5379.000 Reserve Court
3BR/2BA. 1884 s.l., huge master 4BRI2BA In Reserve at Old BluR
Brad Goble 261-6166 Nip Galphin 277-6597


7125.000 Femandina Cay MLSo 43544
3BR/3BA Greal Ocean View.
Nip Galphin 277-6597

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$425,000 S. Fletcher Lot 50'x100' '
Ready fo build Plans Available 2700 s.f
Brad Goble 261 6166


5169.000 MLSe 4717' $549,500 Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365 $150,000 1311 Broome- MLS# 47106
Like New 3BR/2BA In Nassau Lakes 4BR/3BA 2578sf -.In Seaside Subdivislon 1375,;.f. Open Floor Plan
Brad Goble 251-6166 Nip Galphin- 277-6597 Brad Goble 261-166
*Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Brad Goble 261-6166
Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
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CONDO FOR RENT or RTO 3BR/
2BA, corner ground floor. Small com-
plex, amenities, gated, pool, central
island location near medical facilities.
Ph. (904)556-6853, 335-0335
1ST .MONTH RENT FREE 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.
2BR/2BA DELUXE in Amelia Lakes.
Upstairs. Available April 1st. $900/mo.
Call (321)231-3888.
LUXURY CONDO 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-
9525
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/IBA, tile floors,
lake view, lots of upgrades, with W/D &
utilities incl. Avail furnished or unfurn-
ished. $790/mo + dep. 904-261-6780


*.1300 sq. ft. office space in Historic
District. $1,200/mo. + tax until 23 S.
10th Street. 1/2 block off
Centre/Atlantic.
* 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
'oom 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 arid easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
util
-DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage. "
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,685.mo"
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent wi signed
lease.
*Approx 1,650;s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo.' + util & tax. Call .about
special rental concessions.
*Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf

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ALMOST NEW 3BR/2BA. Yulee,
Heron Isles. Month to month. $795/
mo. (916)622-3754
FOR RENT '- 2 units avail! 2BR/1BA,
like new, all new appliances, W/D
hookup.. 1 unit wheelchair accessible.
Phillips Manor area, close to beach &
Ritz Carlton. $1,000/unit/mo. Call John
Stack (904)556-4491.
YULEE 4BR/2.5BA, 2200sf, like new.
$1250/mo. Call Jackie at (904)556-
6861.
ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA PLUS
GARAGEi $875/MO. CALL (904)
557-6082.
AMELIA ISLAND RENTAL 3BR/2BA,
1500sf, secluded Highland Hills. Lg
fenced yard, fireplace. $1100/mo. Avail
4/2. (904)753-0256 or (904)509-6060


LONG TERM
* 1023 Isle .Palm Ln 3BR/2BA with
pool, very nice. $1,250/mo. -+ util.
* 1006-A Natures Walk 2BR/2.5BA, 2
car gar., handicapped equipped, tile
floor, wide doors. $1,200/mo. + util.
*3BR/IBA home in the Historic
District. 23 S. 10th St. $1,100/mo. +
util.
*3BR/3BA Amelia Park 2,358 sq. ft.,
includes yard & pool maint.
$1,550/mo. ,
i619 S. 14th St. 31R/IBA $975/mo. +
util.
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,w/ 2
car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo. + util.
*2BR/lBA Mobile Home on Bailey'
Road $700/mo + until.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview $1,000/mo.
+ util.
*3BR/2.SBA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do
lease purchase $1,250/mo. + until.
*2BR/I BA Odeanfront Gar. Apt., 2822
S. Fletcher $1,150/mo. + util
a*1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard; maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. 2BR/IBA
$850/mo plus utilities
*730 S 14th S L 3BR/IBA, $850/mo
until $1,200 security deposit

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


Special 1 Bedroom


$4950 ImeO. LimitedTime


City Apartments with


W/D Connections
Large Closets
S'Pirvate Pations
Sparkling Pool
Tennis Courts
Exercise Room
Close to Shopping
*Twenty Minutes to
Jacksonville & Fernandina
Country Charm


(904) 845-2922'
S37149 Cody Circle
Eastwoo j aks Hilliard, Floirida
APARTM ENTS Mon.'- Fri8:30-5:30
L Sat/Sun by Appt.



FED HO


FtRE $ALE SPECIAL

5 Lots Reduced $100,000 each
Attn: Retires planning to build later in Florida,
Investors, Builders or New Home Owners
3 blocks from the Ocean
Some of the best lots on Amelia Island, off Simmons Road
SNo flood zone
Beautiful trees & topography
Located on secluded cul-de-sac: Robert Oliver Ave. Egan's Landings
No specified time'to build
REDUCED FROM $275K to $175JC
Pick the best I out of 5 lots
Architects will admire the oversized los 113'xl50'
"Think I'll let that native land agent be my guide."

CURTISS H. LASSERRE
l3 ,ol tt 2904.261-4066







Eq^ l^ 4&4,4 &^41VX4 (411dflV


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


Somerset Features:
* I and 2 bedrooms
* Prices from $595
* Single story design
* Vaulted ceilings avail.


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


Q& GAf,! (904) 261-0791

www.atcde\ elopment.com


AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
SEVERAL OFFICES from $400 t(#
$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


864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
S(904)261-4066.
BREWERY FOR RENT for ware-
'house, recording, dance studio, bar.
Located between Wicked Davey's and
Palace Saloon. 3500sf down, 950sf up.
Offices, 'caretaker units inside CRA
outside HDC. Entire bldg only
$'1700/mo. Lease available. 321-2222
626 S. 8TH ST 3 spaces available.
Lease rates from $700-$1400/mo.
Great visibility. 1214 Beech St. -
Restaurant/Retail. For sale or lease.
Make an offer! 2227 Sadler Rd. -
Retail/Office. 1540 sf. Purchase -
$495,000. Lease $1800/mo. Call ACR
(904)261-2770.




901 Automobiles
Police Impounds '97 Honda Civic
$500. '95 Toyota Camry $550. '97 VW
Jetta $750. For listings call (800)366-
9813 x9275. ANF
92 CAD STS Dk. grn. 127,000 mi.,
excellent working condition, one owner.
$1600. Call 753-4639.
EVERYTHING GOES Autos, PU's,
Vans, Jeeps, Geo Tracker, mini-van,
S/W. $200-$2900. Cash/make pymts/
finance. For details, 261-5034.
'95 HONDA ACCORD $5001 '92 Acura
Integra $750. '97 Ford Taurus $350.
Police impounds for sale. Hondas,
Chevys, Jeeps. For listings (800)366-
9813 ext 9499. ANF
'90 JEEP WRANGLER 52,000 mi.
Air, stereo. $4,350. (904)491-6089

S903 Vans
'95 CHEVY ASTRiO VAN White.
$1300. '01 FORD E350 CLUB
WAGON Red. $2900. Call (904)277-
7177.


S6AR


NIS GLE FAMILY H D


For Rent

2 units available! 2BR/1BA,
completely rebuilt, all new
appliances, W/D hook-up.
Phillips Manor area, close, to
beach & Ritz-Carlton.
Avail 3/1. $1,000/unit

Call John Stack
904-556-4491


CURTISS H. CURTISS H.

LASSERRE LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc. Real Estate, In,c.


UP


858 CondOs-Unfurnished|
3BR/2BA Palms at Amelia. Pool, spa,
gated. Central island. $1000/mo.
(904)261-6597
AMELIA. PARK Gorgeous 2BR/2BA .
Immaculate. Upgrades. All appliances.
Ground floor end unit. $1200/mo.
(904)556-8471
1BR/1BA beautiful, luxury condo for
only $800/mo. Freshly painted and
new tile throughout all living areas.
Washer & dryer included in unit. Quiet,
gated community with great amenities.
Available April 1st! Call Hannah @
(904)708-3694.

I860 Homes-Unfurnished

EGANS BLUFF 3BR/2BA, 2200sf,
fenced yard, pet friendly, fresh .paint,
near beach. $1475/mo. (904)415-0105
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $10,500.
Only $199/mo. 5% dpwn 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
860 CASHEN DR. on island. Cute
2BR/1BA cottage, near everything.
Refrig., A/C's, ceiling fans, deck, yard.
$750/mo. Pis drive by, call # on sign.


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5472 first Coast ffighway #1

Amelia Island, Florida

(904) 261-0604
Chaplin Williams
Renfals 9am to 5pm/MON-SAT


860 Homes-Unfurnished
2BR/1BA House carport, on island,
$800/mo. + $800 dep. Small Trailer
- acre + lot, Nassauville, $625/mo. +
$625 dep. (904)753-0165. Negotiable
GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD $1250/mo.
3BR/2BA home with built-ins. Fenced
backyard. Pets OK. Year lease. Call
(904)261-1068.
American Beach 5475 Ocean Blvd',
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1000/mo. North
Hampton 861452 N. H. 'Club Way,
4BR/4BA w/bonus, 2994sf, $2200/mo.
Don Brown Realty at 225-5510 or
571-7177.
GATED, 24/7 SECURITY, RESORT
STYLE LIVING Amelia National.
4BR/2.5BA, 2400sf, huge master,
stainless appliances, gas stove, quartz
counters. $1600/mo. See online:
www.ameliaislandliving.NET. Call (904)
477-7995
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
261-9129.
3BR/2BA in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1,year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
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.
LUXURY VICTORIAN RENTAL HOME
- Downtown, w/pool. Live/work. Amaz-
ing! $3500/mo. www.eppeshouse.com
(917)628-8515
429 S. 5TH ST 2BR/1BA, corner lot
w/fenced yard. $550/mo. 626 S. 8th
St. studio apt. $550/mo. Hickory
Village 3BR/2BA w/enclosed pool.
$1500/mo. Call ACR (904)261-2770.
4/3 ISLAND HOME in Ocean Reach
subdivision. Heated pool, fenced in
back yard, near beach, quiet neigh-
borhood. Small pets okay. No smoking.
One.year lease. $1,600/mo. + 1 month
security deposit. (904)430-3253
2BR/2BA Fireplace, hardwood floors,
cozy, private, tidal water, good fishing,
on 120 acres close to town, off
Nassauville Rd. (904)703-4265
COTTAGE IN YULEE 2BR/1BA,
refurbished, CH&A, storage shed.
$695/mo:, 1st & last + $600 dep. Call
(904)465-0511.
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA,
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer.
$1095. Nick' Deonas Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006
3BR/2BA NEW' HOME for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
CLEAN HOME 1/2 block fr Atl. on
15th Street. 2BR, W/D hkup, CH&A,
svc animals only. The Realty Source,
Inc. 904-261-5130 Iv msg. $800/mo.
FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION -
FLORIDA STATEWIDE auction starts
April 18. 1000 homes MUST BE SOLD!
REDC Free brochure (800)756-2155,
USHomeAuction.com. ANF
ON ISLAND 3BR/2BA. Available April
1st. Start paying rent May 1st. Nice
neighborhood. $1200/mo. (904)432-
8117
NICE 2BR/1BA COTTAGE on island
with large /ard, wood floors, all
appliances, 2 decks. $825/mo. Call
415-0303.
CUTE COTTAGE Historic District,
1BR/1BA. $750/mo. + deposit. (904)
206-0785
96679 ARRIGO BLVD. Convenient
off island location in Beachway,
3BR/2BA, refrig., dishwasher, 2-car
garage, A/C. Reduced, only $1150/mo.
Please drive by & call (904)261-0604.
4BR/3BA 2800sf split plan, near
beach & greenway, pool. Available now
with 12 month lease, longer term
considered. Includes pool & lawn
service. $1875/mo. (904)556-2929
SPACIOUS 4BR/3BA I- $879/mo.
Pool, lawn maint., 'W/D optional, all
appliances. Call Tammy (904)277-
2500.
3BR/2BA with 'FP, fenced in back
yard, & irrigation system. Pristine con-
dition. Available now. Nice. neighbor-
hood. $1200/mo. Call (904)556-1225.


1861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
Summer Beach Village 3BR/2BA,
gar., fum., gated comm., pool, 5 mins
to beach. $600/wk. (excl) or $2000/
mo. incl utils, 261-6204, 206-0035

863 Office
MULTIPLE OFFICE SPACES AVAIL-
ABLE 100 to 1000+ sq ft. Locations
near AIP on Amelia Island and A1A &
US17 in Yulee. Perfect for Small
Businesses and Professionals: Call
Chaplin Williams Rentals 261-0604 or
visit ChaplinWilliamsRentals.com
DOWNTOWN "CHANDLERY BUILD-
ING" Small offices available. Call
Manager, (770)444-9800.
Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office, suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
(904)583-0058.




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