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News Leader
City commissioners voted 4-1 to
increase the millage rate Tuesday,
despite pleas from frustrated residents
to hold the line and a warning "it will
not be forgotten" by voters.
Commissioner Eric Childers voted
against the half-mill hike, which brings
the total millage to 5.3759 and is effec-
tively a 10.25 percent increase in the
property tax rate that helps fund city
government. Added to the debt serv-
ice of 0.2576 mills, the combined ,1ll


rate is 5.6335 mills.
Fed-up citizens let the commission
know their displeasure at the tension-
filled meeting.
When Mayor Susan Steger asked
before the vote if there was any more
discussion on the matter, one resident
yelled, "It doesn't sound like it will do
any good!" and '.-. .I d out.
The new rate required a four-fifths
majority vote because it exceeds the
maximum rollback rate allowed'by the
state. Rollback is a misnomer since
that name was used when property
values increased each year; now, roll-

as city hikes mill rate

A budget workshop will be held Aug. 15.at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 204 Ash
St. The first public hearing on the budget is scheduled for Sept. 6, and the
final hearing will be Sept. 21 Both hearings are scheduled for 5:05 p.m. at
City Hall.

back actually rolls up the rate to bring
in more revenue even though prop-
erty values have declined.
According to state statutes, once
the millage rate is approved commis-
sioners can lower it, but cannot raise.
it as budget deliberations continue

into September.
However, City Manager Michael
Czymbor said the increase was nec-
essary to support the same city serv-
ices, and that only 26 percent of total
taxes would be affected by the 10.25
percent increase represented by the

new rate.
Czymbor and Finance Director
Patti Clifford also presented several
charts to demonstrate how much city
property taxes would increase with a
0.2 or a 0.5 mill increase.
According to Czymbor, with the
half-mill hike city property taxes will
increase about $70 for a house valued
at $100,000 after the homestead
exemption if there are no drops in
property values.
Resident Jim Klauder, before the
CITY Continued on 3A

196 years experience

Williams, far
left, parapro-
fessional for a
total of 37
French, left,
yearbook advi-
sor for 25

Six retire

from FBHS
A after serving a total of 196
years between them,
William Rodeffer, Beverly
French, Greg Greetis, Eva
1h inimp,'ni, rHrenda Williams and
Bob Howard have concluded their
educational careers'at Fernandina
Beach High School.
"Their dedicated service will be
difficult to replace," said Assistant
Principal Spencer Lodree of the six
who retired at the end of this school
The retirees were feted during a
retirement party at Walker's
Landing at Amelia Island Plantation.
Quips were exchanged and anec-
dotes were shared as administrators
and staff thanked the honorees for
their years of devotion to the stu-
Each of the retirees enjoyed
careers filled with everyday joys and
occasional professional kudos.
Yearbook publisher Herff-Jones
lauded Beverly French with a life-
time award for her 25 years as year-
book advisor.
French cited her warmest memo-
ry as being privileged to work with
her husband, Larry, and daughters
Evelyn and .ulianne. An FiI-li-h.
reading and journalism teacher,

RETIRE Continued on 4A

William Koaenier, wno taugni
biology for 12 years and spent
24 years in the dean's office.

Capt. Greg Greetis, head of
ROTC for 11 years.

Bob Howard spent 35 years as
a coach and physical educa-
tion, health and math teacher.

Property values

continue decline

The median value of single-family
residences in Nassau County has fall-
en about 20 percent since 2008, accord-
ing to data compiled by the Nassau
County Property Appraiser's Office.
The median single-family home just
value in 2011 is $153,500, according
to preliminary tax rolls. That compares
with a just value of $192,650 in the cer-
tified tax roll for Nassau County in
"Just value" is legally synonymous
in Florida with "market value," though
property appraisers warn that the mar-
ket value for assessment purposes may
not precisely reflect the amount any
particular property might sell for on
the open market.
The definition of median value is
that half of the single-family homes
have greater value and half of the sin-
gle-family homes have lesser value
than the median number.
Prices have dropped each year.
since the economic recession began in
2008. In 2010 the median value was
$160,600, according to the certified
tax roll, while in 2009 the median was
Nassau County property owners
are scheduled to receive their notice of
proposed taxes about the third week of
August. Many, but not all, will see a
decline in value.
The county's 2011 preliminary tax
roll was approved by the state

Prices have dropped each
year since the economic
recession began in 2008.
In 2010 the median value
was $160,600. according
to the certified tax roll,
while in 2009 the median

Department of Revenue on July 26.
According to Nassau County
Property Appraiser Tammy Stiles, the
taxable value of property in the coun-
ty is about $6.6 billion, a decline of
about 20 percent from its peak in 2008.
The state Department of Revenue
has audited specific property types
this year. In Nassau County, according
to Stiles, the overall taxable value
decrease in 2011 for condominiums
was 11 percept; for vacant residential
land it was 24 percent; and nearly 10
percent for vacant commercial prop-
Those property owners who have a
homestead exemption, and whose
property valuation increases were lim-
ited by'law while values were rapidly
increasing earlier in this decade, may
still see an increase in their property's
value as those continue to catch up to
the previous increases.

Its watch, wait

as Emily churns


The Nassau County Emergency
Operations Center is monitoring the
development of Tropical Storm Emily
as it churns in the Atlantic Ocean off
the Florida coast.
There were no watches or warn-
ings issued Thursday, said Frank
Elkins, public information officer for
Nassau County Emergency Manage-
ment. However, he urged county res-
idents to monitor the developments of
the storm throughout the weekend at
"There are seven different project-
ed paths at this time," Elkins said.
"We'll worry about that as it gets clos-

er to us, but right at this time, we rec-
ommend everyone have an emergency
plan.... Get everything together- food,
water, medication. I don't think at this
time there's anything to get distressed
about, but we'll know more later."
Elkins said residents should consult
the Florida disaster preparedness web-
site at www.floridadisaster.org/fami-
y/ for information on being prepared,
assembling a family hurricane kit and
developing a family plan.
According to the National Hurri-
cane Center, Emily was losing organ-
ization Thursday afternoon and it was
expected the storm might dissipate
EMILYContinued on 3A

EI Activist fought for disabled, accountable government


Clark V. Hoshall Jr., who fought to
keep the county seat in Fernandina
Beach and to hold county government
accountable, among other notable accom-
plishments, was found dead July 27 at his
daughter's home in 4'' I -, ill..
A\'.'1 iil lI to an incident report from
th,- Jacksonville Sheriff's )Office, Hoshall,
ti63' appeared to have fallen and struck his
head near the swimming g pool at the
home at 7052 San Fernando Place.

However, the cause of death remains
undetermined and "the investigation is
ongoing," said Melissa Bujeda, public
information officer for the sheriff's office.
Terri McCrackin, a spokesperson for
the J :Lk-.,n, ill.: Medical Examiner's
Office, said autopsy results are still pend-
Best remembered for his social
activism, Hoshall held the Nassau County
government accountable, often at con-
siderable expense to himself.
"Clark frequented the News-Leader
expressing his concerns regarding
Nassau County government," said News-

Leader Publisher Foy Maloy. "He was a
staunch and passionate advocate of gov-
ernment in the sunshine, handicap acces-
sibility and protecting the historic court-
house in Fernandina Beach. He
accomplished a great deal of good in our
community and I consider his actions
being a catalyst of the improved county
government we have today."
Dave Howard, a former Nassau
County commissioner, remembered
Hoshall Thursday as "a very, very bril-
liant man" whose relationship with the
county was often adversarial. "But the
thing that people should know about

Clark is that because of him, we became
the most compliant county in Florida
with ADA issues and it affected every
county in Florida," said Howard. "There
was no personal financial gain to him for
any of this. All the things that he cham-
pioned there was ntnl .ri ing'i. -i liila
thing where he had any financial gain."
"He was a smarter man than anyone
ever realized," said Howard.
After noticing polling sites and other
public buildings were not handicap-acces-
sible, Hoshall, himself disabled by an
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Helpful tips

HOUSTON, Texas -The Postal
Service has released statistics highlight-
ing the cities where the most dog
attacks occur nationwide. Houston,
Texas, tops the list, with 62 letter carri-
ers attacked in 2010. Nationwide last
year, 5,669 postal employees were
attacked in more than 1,400 cities, yet
that pales in comparison to the 4.7 mil-
lion Americans bitten annually the
majority of whom are children.
Beyond the needless pain and suffer-
ing, medical expenses from dog attacks
cost the Postal Service nearly $1.2 mil-
lion last year. According to the
Insurance Information Institute, dog
attacks accounted for more than one-
third of all homeowners' insurance liabil-
ity claims paid out in 2010, costing near-
ly $413 million.
Rounding out the Top 10 rankings for
2010 are: 2) Cblumbus, Ohio, and San
Diego, Calif., 45 each; 3) Los Angeles,
44; 4) Louisville, Ky., 40; 5) San Antonio,
Texas, and St. Louis, Mo., 39 each; 6)
Cleveland, Ohio, and Phoenix, Ariz., 38
each; 7) Minneapolis, Minn., and
Portland, Ore., 35 each; 8) Denver,"
Colo., and Philadelphia, Pa., 31 each; 9)
Sacramento, Calif., 30; and 10) Seattle,
Wash., 28.
"We often hear two comments relat-
ing to the Postal Service, The check's in
the mail,' and 'Don't worry, my dog
won't bite.' Given the right circum-
stances, any dog can bite. Dog attacks
are a nationwide issue and not just a
postal problem," said Matthew Lopez,
Houston postmaster. "Working with ani-
mal behavior experts, we've developed
tips to avoid dog attacks, and for dog
owners, tips for practicing responsible
pet ownership."
To spread the word that dog attacks
are preventable, the Postal Service is

'Day for Hope'

to benefit park

Friends of Talbot Islands State
Parks will host the annual A
Day for Hope and Friends ben-
efit event on Saturday, Sept.
24 at Amelia Island State Park.
This event will take place
from 3-5 p.m. at Kelly Seahorse
Ranch, Amelia Island State
Park, ALA North, Jacksonville.
Each year the Friends of
Talbot Islands State Parks
coordinate an equestrian event
to increase membership and
raise funds for Amelia Island,
George Crady Bridge Fishing
Pier, Big Talbot Island, Little
Talbot Island, Fort George
Island, Pumpkin Hill Creek
Preserve and Yellow Bluff Fort
State Parks.
This year, the Friends of
Talbot Islands State Parks has
partnered with Hope
Therapies, a 501(c) (3) organ-
ization using equine activities
to improve the lives of people

to prevent dog bites

Working with the
n American Academy
of Pediatrics,
S www.aap.org,
.: American Veterinary
S. Medical Association,
www.avma.org, and
the American Society
of Plastic Surgeons, www.plastic-
surgery.org. Other organizations include
the American Society of Maxillofacial
Surgeons, www.maxface.org, the
American Society of Reconstructive
Microsurgery, www.microsurg.org,
Prevent The Bite, www.preventthebite.
org, and the Insurance Information
Institute, www.iii.org.
The AVMA offers the following tips
on how to avoid being bitten:
Don't run past a dog. The dog's nat-
ural instinct is to chase and catch you.
If a dog threatens you, don't
scream. Avoid eye contact. Try to
remain motionless until the dog leaves,
then back away slowly until the dog is
out of sight.
Don't approach a strange dog,
especially one that's tethered or con-
People choosing to pet dogs should
obtain permission from the owner first
and always let a dog see and sniff them
before petting the animal.
If you believe a dog is about to
attack, try to place something between
yourself.and the dog, such as a backpack
or a bicycle.
How to be a responsible dog owner:
Obedience training can teach dogs
proper behavior and help owners control
their dogs.
When a carrier comes to your
home, keep your dog inside, away from
the door in another room.
Dogs can be protective of their ter-

with physical, mental, psy-
chological, social, behavioral
and sensory motor disabilities.
All proceeds from the event
will benefit these organiza-
tions. The Friends of Talbot
Islands State Parks is a
501(c) (3) citizen support
organization committed to the
enhancement of the seven
Talbot Island State Parks
through staff, resource and
educational support.
Participants will enjoy an
,afternooool hot seback I iding -
on the beach, educational
opportunities, a low country
boil, barbecue and beverages.
The cost is $10 per plate.
While you are there, sign up to
become a member of the
Friends of Talbot Islands State
Parks. Donations are also wel-
comed and are 100 percent tax
deductible. For directions and
additional information, visit

'Women's Weekend'


The second annual High
Tide Women's Weekend,
scheduled Sept. 23-25, is a
series of events and activities
for and about women.
Hampton Inn and Suites in
downtown Fernandina Beach
will be the host hotel and head-
quarters for the annual
women's weekend. Official
ticket outlet is Red Otter
Outfitters located on Atlantic
Avenue and at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation
Events include a Cruise


14h & Atlanic

and Learn event to Cumber-
land Island National Seashore
on Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
for $150; a day of activities
Saturday (pick from among
yoga on the beach, chocolate
decorating class, jewelry
making, historic tours, kayak-
ing, English tea in a Victorian
home, horseback riding on
the beach and more); lunch at
the Florida House Inn for
$40; and the "Girls Just Gotta
Have Fun" river cruise with
music and wine at 7 p.m. for
For more information or
tickets contact Dickie Ander-
son at 556-6455 or Dickie.
anderson@gmail.com. Tickets
also are available at Red Otter
Outfitters on Atlantic Avenue
and in the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Shops.

ritory and may interpret the actions of
letter carriers as a threat. Take precau-
tions when accepting mail in the pres-
ence of your pet.
Spay or neuter your dog. Neutered
dogs are less likely to roam and bite.
Dogs that receive little attention or
handling, or are left tied up for long peri-
ods of time, frequently turn into biters.
The Postal Service places the safety
of its employees as a top priority. Letter
carriers fearing for their safety due to a
loose or unrestrained pet may curtail
delivery and ask homeowners to pick up
their mail at the post office until the car-
rier is assured the pet is restrained. If a
carrier sees a dog roaming and can't dis-
cern where it resides, delivery could be
curtailed to the entire neighborhood.
"Warm and wonderful relationships
are shared between more than 72 mil-
lion pet dogs and their owners in the
United States," said Dr. Lori Teller, who'
serves on the AVMA's Animal Welfare
Committee and is past president of the
Texas VMA "To protect those relation-
ships, everyone must take responsibility
for preventing dog bite injuries."
"Dog bite prevention education can-
not begin early enough," said Kelly
Voigt, 19, the victim of a savage dog
attack when she was seven years old.
She endured 100 stitches to her face as
part of her recovery That experience
led to the creation of Prevent The Bite, a
nonprofit organization that promotes
dog bite prevention to young children.
To date, Voigt has spoken before more
than 10,000 elementary school students.
To help educate the public about dog
bites, the AVMA developed an online
brochure: www.avma.org/press/pub-
lichealth/dogbite/mediakit.asp. The
AVMA also maintains a dog bite preven-
tion Facebook page.


Food addicts meet
Food Addicts Anonymous
meetings are held at Third
and Alachua streets on
Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please
use the Third Street
entrance. For information
call Jackie at 310-6680.
Seniors vs Crime
The local office of Seniors
vs. Crime will hold an
"Information and Get to
Know" at Publix on Sadler
Road,'Fernandina Beach, on
Aug. 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The volunteers will hand out
.literature, answer questions
ind in form the public about
this active group working to
help seniors and others deal
with issues of fraud and
.scams. Stop by and learn
how the group can help you.
Seniors vs. Crime is a special
project of the Florida
Attorney General and its
services are free.

Pink Ribbon
The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a
support group for survivors
of breast and other female
cancers, will hold its monthly
meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in
the Conference Room at
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. The meeting will be
an open discussion. For
more information, call Isobel
Lyle at 321-2057.
AARP meets
Local AARP Chapter 4608
will meet Aug. 9 at the
Council on Aging, across
from Baptist Medical Center
Nassau, to discuss national
and state issues concerning
debt and AARP news
reports. Members are urged
to attend and bring a guest.
Chapter dues are $7.50 per
year and include a quarterly
newsletter. The chapter
holds special events, charity
endeavors and is involved in
local political forums. Join
and attend the next meeting.
Multiple Myeloma
The North Florida
Multiple Myeloma Support
Group will be meeting at 6
p.m. on Aug. 10 at the
Marriott Courtyard on the
campus of the Mayo clinic.
Speaker will be Dr. Rudi
Hrncic, one of the develop-
ers of the Free Light Chain
Test, important in tracking
the progress of the fight
against Multiple Myeloma.
Patients and their caregivers
are invited to attend.
For information contact
Hunter or Dianna Chiles at
491-0007 or jhcthe3@com-
Stroke support
A Stroke Support Group
meeting will be held Aug. 11
at 1 p.m. at Savannah Grand
Assisted Living, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, Fernandina
Beach. Guest speaker will be
Rick Young of Amelia
Financial Services. For infor-
mation call 321-0898.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will

meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the
Community Room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, 1525 Lime St.
Guest speaker Deanna
Ramsey will present
"Valuable Gadgets for the
Family Genealogist,"
addressing the ever-chang-
ing array of technological
products on,the market as
well as demonstrate the use
of those most helpful for
genealogical research.
Ramsey lives in
Tallahassee and is a seventh
generation Floridian whose
ancestors settled in what are
now Gadsden and Jackson
counties in the 1820s. Her
interest in and love of geneal-
ogy began in childhood
when listening to her grand-
mother's family stories,
which she has researched
and validated over the years.
Ramsey is a technology
instructor and has been a
member of the Florida State
Genealogical Society's
Speakers Bureau for several
years. Public welcome.

Replacing your old com-
puter for school? Just bought
a new television? Have an
old, dead blender or an
unused bread maker? Don't
throw away those old ones -
recycle them on Aug, 20 in
the Yulee Home Depot park-
ing lot. Nassau Sierra again
hosts a free electronics recy-
cling from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. E-
Scrap of Jacksonville, an
EPA-certifie'd recycler of
electronics, will pick up,used
appliances, computers, moni-
tors, flat-screen televisions
and anything else that plugs
in. "EPA-certified" means
your data will be destroyed
before recycling and the
parts will never go into a
landfill your personal data
will not be compromised. If
you have an old tube TV,
bring it along, but there will
Sbe a $10 charge for recy-

Two Wings Homeschool
Support Group is a relaxed
and informal volunteer group
dedicated first and foremost
to quality education for chil-
dren in a family environment,
regardless of race, sex, finan-
cial/social status, cultural
background or religion. Its
purpose is to provide loving
encouragement, support and
information to any family
from any background (new
and seasoned
Homeschoolers). Two Wings
serves Nassau County.
Membership benefits include
field trips, group activities,
weekly park days (meets on
Friday at 1:30 p.m.) and
community service. Two
Wings will hold its first park
day gathering on Aug. 26 at
1:30 p.m. at Central Park on
Atlantic Avenue. New and
seasoned homeschoolers are
For information contact
Dana at twowingshsg@com-
cast.net or 277-1841.

Ronald Burett Fost
Ronald Burett Fost, 74,
passed away August 3, 2011 on
Amelia Island, FL.
Ron was born March 30,
1937 in Oklahoma City, OK He
got his B.S. and M.S. in
Architectural Engineering at
Oklahoma State University. He
received his Ph.D. in structural
mechanics from Georgia Tech.
After working for Lockhead,
Teledyne Brown, General
Electric, and Wright Patterson
AFB, he and his wife, Bobbie,
retired to Amelia Island where
Ron became involved as a
greeter at the Amelia Island
Museum of History as well as
with Habitat for Humanity.
Ron loved people and loved
life. All will remember his won-
-derful smile and marvelous
sense of humor. He enjoyed golf
and bridge and Viviana's great
class at the Amelia Island
Plantation fitness center.
Ron is survived by his wife,
Bobbie (Roberta), his two sons,
Ronald and Richard, his daugh-
ters-in-law, Ann and Teri, his
three grandchildren, Jacob,
Taylor, and Ellie, and his broth-
er Jerry, Jerry's wife Julie and
his nephew Tyler.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has asked that donations be
made in his name to the Amelia
Island Museum of History, 233
S. Third Street, Fernandina
Beach, FL32034 (904-261-7378).

Nolan Archie Gill Sr.
Mr. Nolan Archie Gill, Sr.,
90 of Blackshear, Ga., passed
away Saturday morning, July
30, 2011 at his son's home in
Fernandina Beach following a
lengthy illness.
Born in Jesup, Ga., on May
10,1921, he had lived in Hilliard,
Florida for 55 years before mov-
ing to Blackshear in 2004. He
was a retired boiler tender with
CCA (now Smurf Stone Corp)
and was a U.S. Army veteran,
having served during World
War II. Mr. Gill was a member of
the Hilliard Masonic Lodge #
32 and was an honorary mem-
ber of the Blackshear Masonic
Lodge #270. He was a charter
member and President of the
Brickyard Cemetery Hunting
Mr. Gill was a son of the late
Elder Robert Daniel & Ethel
.Elmer Little Gill. He was also
'preceded in death by his wife,
Ruth Brown Gill; a daughter,
Peggy Patricia Gill; a sister,
Mildred Patricia Gill; and three
brothers, Elbert Gill, Daniel
Royce Gill and Franklin Gill.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Brenda Rowe of Yulee, FL;
four sons and a daughter-in-law,
Nolan Gill, Jr. of Hilliard, FL,
Robert "Bobby" & Janet Gill of
O'Neal, FL, Cecil Gill of
Fernandina Beach, FL and
Michael Gill of Nassauville, FL;
three sisters, Sarah Dial of
Waycross and Josephine Floyd
and Eleanor & Ronald Melton
all of Blackshear; seven broth-
ers, Gerald Gill, Linwood &
Joyce Gill, Robert & Brenda
Gill, James & Linda Gill, Johnny
Gill, Buck & Wanda Gill and Ray
& Glenda Gill, all of Blackshear;
numerous grandchildren,
nieces, nephews and other rel-
Graveside services for Mr.
Gill were held at 11:00 o'clock
Thursday morning, August 4,
2011 in Enon Cemetery with
military honors and Masonic
The family received friends
Wednesday, August 3,2011 from
6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to
the Blackshear Masonic Lodge,
C/O Elliot Harn, PO Box 270,
Blackshear, GA 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed
by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
Blackshear. Ga.

Elmer Donald
Elmer "Don" Donald
Lancaster, 84, passed away on
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 with
his loving family at his bedside.
He was born November 16,
1926 in Brunswick, GA, and has
been a resident
of Fernandina
Beach, FL since
Don is pre-
ceded in death
by his wife of 65
years, Gail
Rowland Lancaster. He was a

member of the First Baptist
Church of Fernandina Beach,,
where he was active in the chil-

The county
ordered the reval-
uation of all prop-
erty by profession-
al appraisers.
August 3, 1961

dren's ministries by driving the
church bus and transporting the
children to various events. Don
retired from ITF-Rayonier after
45 years of service.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Monica Maroone and hus-
band Michael: sons, Mark
Lancaster and wife Candy, and
Todd Lancaster and wife Pooh;
sister, Betty Hamilton of Bruns-
wick, GA: grandchildren, Matt-
hew and Meredith Maroone,
Hunter and Caitlin Lancaster,
Nicholas, Madison and Andrew
Don was a loving husband,
father, grandfather, and a father
figure to many who will be dear-
ly missed by all.
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, August 6, at 11am
in the First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, with Rev.
Jeff Overton officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Bosque Bello
Cemetery. The family will
receive friends on Saturday at
the church starting at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers donations
can be made to the youth camps
of the First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. 8th
Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
Cedar Bay Funeral Home

Betty Jane
Stillions Lammons
SBetty Jane Stillions Lam-
mons passed away on Tuesday,
August 2, 2011 at The Oaks of
Mayview in Raleigh, NC.
Born in Hamburg, Arkansas,
she was the daughter of the late
Harold H. and Perdita Hays
Stillions. After graduating from
High School in Belzoni, MS, she
attended Whitworth College in
Brookhaven, MS. The Lam-
mons lived in Fernandina Beach
since the early 1980's. Betty
was a member of the Woman's
Club of Fernan-dina Beach and
also volunteered with the school
system. She had most recently
attended the Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church.
She was predeceased by her
son, David, in 1972 and her hus-
band, E.V. "Sonny" Lammons, in
2004. She leaves behind a son,
John Lammons and his wife
Sharon, their son, Anthony
Lammons and his wife Loredana
and their children, Lucas and
Nicolas Lammons and Vincent
and Darcy Martin, and a son,
Thomas Lammons and his wife
Jane, their children, Elmer and
Montague Lammons and his
daughter Rebecca Lammons
from a previous marriage.
The family will hold a private
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Joseph Perkins
Joseph Perkins, 74, a well-
known Shrimp Boat Captain of
Fernandina Beach, boarded the
Old Ship of Zion on Saturday
July 30, 2011.
Mr. Perkins was the captain
of several shrimp boats, includ-
ing The Nauty Lady and The
Little Joe. A devoted member of
First Missionary Baptist
Church, Rev. Darren K Bolden,
Sr. pastor, where he served on
the Deacon Board.
Mr. Perkins was married to
the late Annie L. Perkins. Those
left to cherish his memory
include, daughters, Vender
Miller, of Ft. Washington, MD.,
and Genia Perkins, of Tampa,
FL, sister, Carrie Boatman, of
Fernandina Beach, FL, brother
Henery Hendrieth, of
Gainesville, FL, 13 grandchil-
dren, 14 great-grandchildren,
nieces, nephews, and a host of
other loving and devoted fami-
ly members and friends.
Funeral services for Mr.
Perkins will be held on Saturday
August 6, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at
First Missionary Baptist
Church. Friends may view the
remains today, Friday, August 5,
2011, in the Mary L Breaker
Chapel of Huff & Battise
Funeral Home, 410 Beech
Street, from 5:00 PM until 8:00
PM, and at- the church on
Saturday from 9:30 AM until
the service. Interment to follow
in Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Huff& Battise Funeral Home


Paul J. Quillen, 42, of
Yulee died on Friday, July 29,
2011 at his residence. For
memorial service information

contact his brother, Sam
SQuillen, at 548-9901.
Green Pine Funeral Home

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A final hearing
was set for a pro-
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CITY Continued from 1A
new rate was approved, said it
was "absolutely the wrong way
to go."
"We live in a world of limited
resources (bti) the city wants
unlimited resources from us,"
he said.
Dorothea Stillwell also
expressed concern, saying she
was against the city raising
taxes when people are losing
their homes. She also expres-
sed disapproval of a strategic
plan .in which the city will
acquire the historic post office
and develop the downtown
waterfront, among other pro-
posed projects.
"I don't want to pay for it, so
I should have a say-so," she said.
Resident Mike Thompson
accused city officials of "trying
to make an end run by raising
the millage rate."
"It will not be forgotten by
the people,who vote," Thomp-
son said, to audience applause.
"For inay years, we have

Continued from 1A
accident, successfully sued the
county in 1998, with a judge rul-
ing the county needed to update
the facilities accordingly.
Hoshall's efforts led to the
establishment of a committee
whose purpose is to maintain
county compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Hoshall also sued the coun-
ty in 1998, alleging that com-
missioners had violated
Florida's public records laws
when they met to discuss plans
to build a new court facility -
today the -Nassau County
Judicial Annex in Yulee with-
out properly informing the pub-
It bothered Hoshall that the
downtown courthouse might be
shuttered for good and its func-
tions moved to "an isolated
woodlands section of the coun-
ty," as he told a newspaper at the
time, making it especially diffi-
cult for.disadvantaged people
to serve on juries or attend
His objective, he said, "was
to save the courthouse as a
functional entity and make it
accessible to all."
A Circuit Court judge pre-
siding over Hoshall's "Sunshine
Lawsuit" ruled the commis-
sioners had not violated public.
records law, and the First Court
of Appeals affirmed the lower
court's opinion when Hoshall
filed an appeal in 2004.
The Circuit Court judge did
rule, however, that commis-

been trying to operate on the
same amount of dollars," said
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter. "We
shouldn't set the millage rate
so low that we have no room to
maneuver. Last year, we had a
shortfall (in property values)
right off the bat ... We live in the
community and this affects us
just as much, if not more."
"The process we have to fol-
low says we have to set a tenta-
tive millage rate," said Commis-
sioner Arlene Filkoff. "If we set
the rate at the high end, we can
come down from that" She also
noted that about $2 million in
proposed cuts had been made
to the city budget already.
"We want the community to
understand there have been
cuts made already," Filkoff said.
"Positions have been eliminat-
ed, we're taking salary.cuts.
We're saying we need a little
Childers noted the city gave
$200,000 to nonprofitstwo'years
ago, and last year gave about
$72,000. "In this budget, we're

sioners violated the Sunshine
Law by allowing then Clerk of
the.Circuit Court J.M. "Chip"
Oxley to attend closed sessions,
called executive sessions.
The suit led to changes in
the way county officials notify
.the public of upcoming meet-
ings, which today are posted in
public places, on the local cable
access channel and on the coun-
ty's website. Media outlets also
are notified via email and fax of
public meetings.
In the end, the county paid
Hoshall's legal expenses total-
ing about $179,00Q -.and ulti-
mately decided against con-
demning the Nassau County
Courthouse in Fernandina
Beach even replacing a
decaying clock tower with a
newer one. Today, it houses
constitutional offices and the
civil court.
"If it hadn't been for Clark,
the downtown courthouse
would have closed," said
Howard. And that is not all.
Without Hoshall, the George
Crady Bridge on the south end
of the island might have been
demolished, instead of turned
into the popular fishing pier it is
today, said Howard. "He was
very passionateabout that and
worked on a committee to make
sure it was preserved. He also
had a huge, huge influence on
the senior. center -- he con-
tributed heavily to it"
*; ,'He contributed 'so ggreatly
without want of any recognition
to so many charities. It was just
unimaginable. I just think he
was such a good man and had

giving nothing (to nonprofits),"
he said. But Childers said he
still did not feel comfortable
with a 0.5 increase.
"It's not easy running a city,
and it never gets cheaper,"
Childers said, before making a
motion for a 0.3 increase in the
mill rate.
Clifford, however, told com-
missioners and an astounded
audience that all her paperwork
had already been prepared for a
0.5 increase, and commission-
ers must vote at that time.
Commissioners voted 3-2
against Childers' proposal, with
Childers and Steger in favor. A
motion was then made to
approve the 0.5 mill increase,
which passed 4-1.
Clifford said later the mill
rate paperwork "had been pre-
pared as instructed (by com-
missioners) a week ago," and
that they may'still lo*er the rate
before final approval in
September, but they cannot
increase it.

such a huge impact on our
county," Howard noted.
Hoshall, an orthodontist
with offices in Fernandina
Bqach and Jacksonville, also
served as president of the
Northeast Dental Association
and the Jacksonville Dental
Association and his work in the
field of dental forensics gained
him national attention in the
arrest, prosecution and eventu-
al execution of some of the most
notorious criminals'in Florida's
recent history,'including Ted
The sheriff's office report
stated Hoshall was on a number
of medications, and friends said
he had been in ailing health the
last few years.
A private funeral service was
held on Tuesday in Jacksopville.

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EMILY Continued from 1A
The Florida Department of
Emer-gency Management state
meteorologist noted, however,
that the eastern Florida Penin-
sula lies within the 3- to 5-day
error cone and there was a 10
to 20 percent chance of receiv-
ing tropical storm force winds.
"Probably 24-48 hours, once
it crossed over the islands just
south of Florida, well get some
more information and we'll
know ... what path it's going to
take. It's just undetermined at
this time," said Elkins.
"In my house, I've got the
emergency plan and packaged
goods to sustain me for 72
lours. If you've got a hurricane
emergency kit, go ahead and
check on it Make sure you've
got enough food and medica-
tion. Update your contact list...
keep in touch with family mem-
bers," he said.
On Wednesday, the
Colorado State University hur-
ricane forecast team main-
tained its earlier seasonal hur-
ricane forecasts, calling for 16
named storms in the Atlantic
basin for the 2011 season.
The combination of neutral
El Nino Southern Oscillation
(ENSO) conditions in the trop-
ical Pacific along with contin-
ued warm sea surface temper-
ature anomalies and unusually
.low sea-level pressure anom-
alies in the tropical Atlantic will
likely lead to a very active hur-

ricane season, Colorado State
scientists said. "We are pre-
dicting the same levels of activ-
ity that we were forecasting in
.early April and June due to
favorable Atlantic and neutral
ENSO conditions in the tropi-
cal Pacific," said William Gray,
in his 28th year of forecasting.
Phillip J. Klotzbach and
Gray estimate the 2011 season
will have roughly as much
activity as was experienced in
four similar years: 1952, 1966,
2005 and 2008. The team.also
updated its U.S. landfall prob-
abilities, based on landfall sta-
tistics and then adjusted by the
latest seasonal forecast.
For the remainder of the
season, Klotzbach also recal-
culated probabilities for a major
hurricane making landfall on
the U.S. coast
A 70 percent chance that
a major hurricane will make
landfall on the U.S. coastline
(full-season average for the last
century is 52 percent).
A 46 percent chance for
the East Coast, Including the
Florida Peninsula (full-season
average for the last century is
31 percent).
A 45 percent chance for
the Gulf coast from the Florida
panhandle west to Brownsville
(full-season average for the last :
century is 30 percent).
The probability for at least
one major hurricane making
landfall in the Caribbean is 59
percent (full-season, average

for the last century is 42 per-
Probabilities of tropical
storm-force, hurricane-force
and major hurricane-force
winds occurring at specific
locations along the U.S. East
and Gulf Coasts within a variety
of time periods are listed on
the forecast team's Landfall
Probability website. The web-
site, available to the public at
is the first publicly accessible
Internet tool that adjusts land-
fall probabilities for regions,
states and counties based on
the current climate and its pro-
jected effects on the upcoming
hurricane season.

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FRIDAY. ALGLST 5. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

Cumberland fire

contained quickly

For the News Leader
ST. MARYS, Ga.- On July
29 just after 4 p.m. Camden
County 911 received a call
reporting a fire on the south
end of Cumberland Island.
Cumberland Island
National Seashore officials
were notified and dispatched
to confirm the location and size
of the fire. Upon arrival two
park rangers found a small fire
burning in mixed vegetation
including cedar, pine, palmet-
to and grasses. A private citi-
zen was on scene and attempt-
ing to suppress the fire. During
the investigation, park rangers
and fire management officials
determined that a lightning
strike ignited the small fire on
the south end of Cumberland
"We appreciate the quick
calls by local citizens to help
locate the fire; however, we
always want the public to
remain safe," said Cumberland
Island National Seashore
Superintendent Fred Boyles.
"Once placing the call to 911,
the public should then wait for
firefighters to arrive rather
than trying to control the fire
"Fire in the ecosystem sup-
ports.habitat diversity," con-
tinued Boyles.- "There are
many species of plants includ-
ing the long leaf pine and other
maritime ecosystem vegeta-
tion that require fire for gen-
eral health and seed disper-
Cumberland Island cur-
rently manages fire within the
guidelines of the 2004 Fire
Management Plan.

The Tortoise fire was con-
tained to one quarter acre and
was monitored through the
night. High humidity, calm
winds and quick initial action
by responding Park Service
personnel contained the fire.
Additional resources con-
sisting of two engine crews
were requested from the
Honey Prairie Fire Complex
at the Okefenokee Swamp
National Wildlife Refuge and
they arrived on scene Saturday
morning and worked through
the day performing contain-
ment and mop-up operations..
By Sunday night, the fire
was 100 percent contained.
Park Service personnel con-
tinued working the fire and
called the fire controlled on
Monday afternoon. The fire is
now considered to be "in mon-
itor" status and will be checked
periodically by fire staff.
The Tortoise fire is the sec-
ond lightning strike fire on
Cumberland Island this year.
The Dune fire, also caused by
lightning, started June 7 and
Was also quickly contained to
one quarter acre.
Cumberland Island is the
largest barrier island off the
coast of Georgia, encompass-
ing more than 36,000 acres of
maritime forests, salt marsh
and beaches. The island is also
home to over 9,800 acres of
congressionally designated
wilderness. The island's natu-
ral and cultural resources pro-
vide a rich and diverse habitat
for wildlife and offer a glimpse
into the long history of coastal
Georgia. The seashore is ac-
cessible by foot-only passen-
ger ferry from St. Marys, Ga.

Enjoying a retirement gathering on June 6 are Fernandina Beach High School retirees, from left, first row, Brenda
Williams, Beverly French and Eva Thompson; second row, William Rodeffer, Bob Howard, Capt. Greg Greetis and
Chief Greg Brimhall.

Continuedfrom 1A
French gave 39 years to the
high school.
William Rodeffer Jr. taught
biology for 12 years and spent
24 years in the dean's office.
Watching kids with behav-
ioral problems turn around
into responsible members of
society is what Rodeffer
deems most rewarding.
Bob Howard spent 35
years at FBHS where he
coached football, track, tennis
and JV baseball, and taught
physical education, health
and math. .
To Howard, the students
were the most rewarding part
of his teaching career.
During her 35 years at

'There's going to be a big gap that can't be
filled. Most all of them worked way
past the school day, going above and
beyond for the students.'

FBHS, head custodian Eva
Thompson followed in the
footsteps of her mother,
Geraldine Higdon Jameson,_
who worked at FBHS for
more than 29 years.
"She was a remarkable
lady and a great role model,
and I enjoyed working along-
side her."
SSharing her days with the
administrators, teachers and
students brought Thompson

fulfillment, as did watching
the progress and develop-
ment of the students.
Paraprofessional Brenda
Williams served at Nassau
County schools for 37 years,
20 df those at FBHS.
"The faculty and staff are
Like family," she said. "I loved
working with the students."
Willianis said she always
tried to have a positive, cheer-
ful attitude to set an example

for the students.
With the cessation of the
ROTC program, Capt. Greg
Greetis no longer had the
opportunity to fulfill the role
he enjoyed for 11 years.
Teacher of the Year in
2003-4; Greetis said the most
rewarding part of his tenure
at FBHS was seeing-students
graduate and move on to
worthwhile careers.
, Chief Greg Brimhall was
also impacted by the ending
of the ROTC program after
serving three years at FBHS.
"There's going to be a big
gap that can't be filled," said
Lodree. "Most all of them
worked way past the school
day, going above and beyond
for the students."

Survey seeks to gauge health of county

The Partnership for
Healthier Nassau, a collabora-
tive of 19 organizations, is con-
ducting a comriunity-wide sur-
vey called 'WHu. Healthy is,.
Nassau County'' "
The partnership's Commu-
nity Themes and Strengths
Committee, co-chaired by

Katrina Robinson-Wheeler,
(Sutton Place Behavioral
Health) and Becky DeBerry
(Journey, Church), invites peo-
ple who live in Nassau County
to participate in the survey.
'The survey is a chance for
Nassau County residents to let
Sthe partnership know what they

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Road Closure Notification
Chester Rd at Pages Dairy Rd Intersection
Improvements Project

Date: Monday August 8, 2011(9:30 A.M) -
Friday August 12, 201.1(11:00 P.M)

Locationtof Closure: Chester.d Elwit-e closed
from Heron.etf-sPkwy south to Pages Dairy Rd.

Description of Detour: Traffic heading south
on ChesterfRd will be detoured east on Heron
Isles Pkwy to Blackrock Rd to continue south to
SR AlA. Northbound Traffic will only be allowed
to Courtney Isles Way; for all other Northbound
access follow the Detour from SR A1A to
Blackrock Rd. Pages Dairy Rd Traffic will be
allowed to only travel North on Chester Rd.

Reason for Detour: Roadway Improvements
along Chester Rd have caused elevation
changes to the roadway andrequire adjust-
ments to the Railway Crossing along Chester
Rd. First Coast Railroad will be working to
adjust the railway in this area.

Contractor: Southern Development Corporation

Work Site Traffic Supervisor:

Scott Granger Phone: 904-626-9028


Brett McKnight Phone: 904-813-3319

think about the health of our
county," said Robinson-Wheeler.
Residents' opinions, along with
other health datq and assess-
ments, wilt be r-viewed and,
used to prepare a 'multi-year
countywide health improve-
ment plan.
All residents are encouraged
to take part in the survey to let
their opinions be known
'through the online survey avail-
able through Aug. 20 at
Paper surveys are also avail-

able at the Nassau County
Health Department and other
community partners. Any indi-
vidual, business o organization
interested in distributing sur-
veys may contact Linda Jones,
Nassau County Health
Department, at 548-1810, ext.
More information on the
Partnership. for Healthier
Nassau is available at the
, Northeast Florida Counts web-
site: www.nefloridacounts.

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FRIDAY. ALUGs; 5.2011 NEWS News-Leader

Tea Party
Nassau Patriots Tea Party will host the Bear
Witness group from South Florida at its First
Saturday Coffee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at
Murray's Grille, 463852 SR 200 in Yulee.
Bear Witness is a communication and action
group with a mission to safeguard the U.S.
Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the American
way of life.
The public is invited to join in this effort to
"Educate to Equip" voters. Contact Susan Lane
at 753-0445 for more information or visit
The Federated Republican Women of
Nassau County will hold their monthly meeting

on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island. The
guest speaker will be Jillian
SHasner, political strategist and
S wife of U.S. Senate candidate
Adam Hasner.
Jillian Hasner most recent-
ly served as campaign man-
Hasner ager for Meg Whitman, for-
S mer CEO of eBay, in her run
for California governor, and
personally led the development of the
MEGaWomen platform, the nation's largest
active political women's coalition in excess if
100,000 members. She has a long history of
political activism and campaign work.
RSVP by Tuesday to Gail Biondi at 261-8793
or GJBiondi@comcast.net.


The City of Fernandina Beach is applying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Housing category in the
amount of $700,000 under the Smafl Cities Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) program. For each activity that is proposed, at
least 70% of the funds must benefit low to moderate-income (LMI) per-
sons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit
to low and moderate Income persons for which the City of Fernandina
Beach Is applying are:


Activity Number & Name

14A Housing Rehab/Demolition/Replacement

I $

Budget LMI%
595,000 10l
105,000 100

The project will rehab, or demolish and replace at least ten (10) hous-
es. The City of Fernandina Beach plans to minimize displacement of
persons as a result of CDBG funded activities. If any persons are dis-
placed as a result of these planned activities, the City of Fernandina
Beach will assist with relocation payments based on uniform act

A Public Hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the
application will be held in the first floor conference room at Peck
Center, located at 516 South 10th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
on Thursday, August 11 at 6:00 PM, A draft copy of parts of the
application will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the
application will be made available at the City of Fernandina Beach
City Hall, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. no more than five (5) working days after August 15,2011. To obtain
additional Information concerning the application and the Public
Hearing, contact Cheryl Nichols, Grants Administrator at (904) 277-7305

The Public Hearing Is being conducted in a handicapped accessible
location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing Impaired or the visually impaired, should contact 904-277-7305
at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and a language
interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to
attend the public hearing should contact Cheryl Nichols at least five (5)
calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be
provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons
(TDD) please call 904-277-7399. Any handicapped person requiring spe-
cial accommodation at this meeting should contact 904-277-7305 at
least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting.

Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following
disclosures will be. submitted to DCA with the application. The
disclosures will be made available by the City of Fernandina and DCA
for public Inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available
on and after the date of submission of the application and shall
continue to be available for a minimum period of five years:

1. Other Government (federal, state and local) assistance to the
project In the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance
payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of
direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;

2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors,
or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the
planning or development of the project or activity;

3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a
pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected
to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);

4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or
others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations or
other entities, the identification and pecuniary interest by
corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder,
or other official of the entity;

5. The excepted sources of all funds to be provided to the.project by
each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided;

6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.


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thing. Some live for it, others
dread the thought of it. One The emerging crop of4-cylinders during
certainty is that change is hefiveyears ofthis survey is increasingly
evolving quickly in new cars,
trucks, vans and SUVs. I superior to theirpredecessors.
came across some data in this
week's Automotive News
abbut engine types in 2011 nance are accomplished. I it soon while you still can.
versus 2005. In six short expect to see 75 percent 4- Otherwise, prepare to go
years, the changes are stag- cylinders in just a few years. smaller.
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trates the change accompany- er average by 2016 and then there are certain to be a lot of
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cylinder is Ford has a 1.0-liter tur- the garage will not be dread-
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Remember those hot Aug

was driving along the other day and
stopped for a light. Being in an unfamiliar
area, I used the break to engage in one of
my favorite pastimes, studying my sur-
roundings for unusual or interesting things.
The closing week in July and if I said the
pavement was so hot you could fry an egg on
it, it would be a bad clich. True, but bad. The
air conditioning in the 12-year-old Jeep to
which I cling like a security blanket is
busted and so I drive around with the windows
open. The super-heated air whooshes in and
scalds my face like a Santa Ana wind blowing
from the high desert. I can feel the sweat
starting to trickle between my shoulder
And then there it is. In an empty lot off to
my left sits a small, dirty canvas tent with the
flaps rolled up on all four sides. A couple ,
dozen dilapidated, wooden folding chairs are
arranged in a haphazard semicircle, all of
them facing a rustic, handmade tiny wooden
pulpit. No sign of wiring or microphone or
speakers in sight. The preacher at that pulpit
when the August revival starts won't need one.
When he strolls up to that pulpit and lifts his
arms up before the tiny group of believers
before him, his voice will roll like a summer
I'm instantly reminded of that old Neil
Diamond song, Brother Love's Travelin'
Salvation Show: "Mmmm, hot August night,
and the leaves hangin' down smellin' sweet.
Move up the road to the outside of town and
the sound of that good gospel beat. Sits a

ragged tenit, where there ain't
no trees, and that gospel
group, tellin' you and me..."
My woolgathering is inter-
S rupted by the driver behind
me whose time is as valuable
as my own and he lets me
*- know it with a toot of his
horn. I cast a last glance at
the little tent, chairs and pul-
CUPOF pit and drive on, my mind
JOE tossing images like dollars
and spare change into a wick-
er collection basket. I'm com-
Joe Palmer forted by what I see and the
images because they connect
me with my past in a way that makes me feel
grounded and secure.
I know the people sitting under that
little tent this week harkening to the good
news of salvation will be physically hot, sweaty
and miserable. The ladies, and some of the
men, too, will be cooling themselves with
thosebig cardboard funeral home fans.
Some of them will doubtless have that new
invention my grandmother would've guiltless-
ly shot the preacher for the handheld, bat-
tery-operated personal fan. The dust will
settle on their shoes and clothes like the sin
on their souls. But they take an inner comfort
as cool and refreshing as spring water in
knowing all their inequities will soon be
washed away.
Growing up in the Deep South, my family,
. like a lot of others, was divided into two dis-

Yust nights

tinct religious groups Catholics and
Protestantt. f came from the Catholic neigh-
borhood o jji family district, and though we
Catholics fdid't have tent revivals. nearly all
our Protestant kin and neighbors had them
and regularly attended them.
They-tended toward August and for a rea-
son. In farm country, spring, early summer
and fall are planting and harvest times. When
tobacco was king, the mid-summers were full
of marketing and shipping of the fragrant
brown leaves. Winters were too nasty and
unpredictable to be praying outdoors. That left
There was a meadow at the end of
our road where the country preachers often
held their tent revivals. I remember a big one
that would sept hundreds of faithful. The little
gray-haired,red-faced preacher used a micro-
phone and speakers. His voice boomed and we
could hear itall the way to our house. My
brother,.Michael, and I used to push Lup 1our
bedroooi.wi'dow and sit on the side of the
bed, elbowso-h window sill, listening to the
shouts and exhortatidps of another faith that
prayed ina different tongue but to the same'
God as we. -
"Pack up the babies and grab the old .i
and everyone goes..." the song says. And boy,
did they ever. About 11 p.m.; a loni p.irade of
pickup trucks and old cars would filt pait our"
house going the other way.
.Brother, it's a hot August night. Hallelujah.
I say, brother, it's a hot August night.
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Forgotten facts
The double standard of big-spending politi-
cians was on full display Tuesday at Fernandina
Beach City Hall. In the first hour of the city com-
mission meeting, the audience applauded twice,
first for a member of the Planning Advisory Board
retiring after 15 years, then for an ordinary tax-
payer (me) who briefly and strongly urged com-
missioners not to increase property taxes.
Mayor Susan Steger smiled down imperiously
from her seated perch at the audience When it
applauded the veteran planning board volunteer.
When, however, the audience minutes later
applauded my spirited, factual plea-for tax relief,
Mayor Steger banged her gavel and ordered the
crowd to stop applauding because, "We must
maintain civility!" Civility, as well-educated Ms.
Steger must know, means (as Webster's
Dictionary affirms) "politeness, courtesy; a polite
act of expression."
Following is the text of my remarks, so that
you may judge for yourself whether I was civil or
uncivil in the presence of our elevated mayor:
"Members of the city commission and my fel-,
low residents of Fernandina Beach, good evening.
All of us enjoy island living, which is why we
reside here on Amelia Island. My forebears'for
two and a half centuries lived on an island; too,
Grand Cayman inthe British West Indies. Before
that, my people lived in Scotland, part of that
nation of islands, Great Britain. So, I am rooted
deeply in island living.
"It is clear, however, that the political leaders
of this island have forgotten what English poet
John Donne wrote centuries ago, that 'no man is
an island.' What he meant is that we cannot
divorce ourselves from what it is going on in the
rest of our nation, or the world, for that matter.
Yet, in recent days, you as our city commission-
ers have acted and, spoken as if the rest of
America does not exist, and that we are immune
from the depressed economy.
"Here, then, are facts you either do not know
or care about as you promote an 111/2 percent
increase in our property tax: At least 18 percent
of all Americans (not 9.2 percent, as claimed)
are unemployed, the highest number since the
Great Depression. College students are over-
whelmed by despair, with 72 percent of them
admitting that after graduation they will go back
home to live with their parents. Senior citizens for
two years straight have been denied cost-of-living
increases, and many of the elderly as a result
are going hungry.
"Meantime, hundreds of thousands of illegal
Mexicans are abandoning the U.S. for work in
Mexico, a Third World nation whose jobless rate


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746
(cell), email: sjohnson@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), e-mail:
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
e-mail: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com

City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Susan Steger: 261-4372,
e-mail: ssteger@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell)
e-mail: tpoynter@fbfl.org
Eric Childers: 261-0116, ericchilders.com
email: echilders@fbfl.org
Jeff Buncl: 415-4902 e-mail: jbunch@fbfl.org
Arene Filkoff: 583-8629, e-mail: afilkoff@fbfl.org

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is now, believe it or not, about half of ours.
"Tonight, eight million fathers, mothers and
children are literally homeless, because of mort-
gage foreclosures. That is the equivalent of every
Floridian who lives between Fernandina Beach
and Key West, 500 miles away every resident
of Jacksonville, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort
Lauderdale, Miami and the countless towns sur-
rounding them.
"Our nation's public debt exceeds the entire
annual Gross National Product of China and
Japan combined, and no one in charge of the
federal government has found a way to save our
great America from bankruptcy.
"Yet, here we are on this island whose elect-
ed politicians, you, seriously want to jack up our
taxes by better than 10 percent and spend the
money on projects that have no vital or even
important impact on residents' ability to live bet-
ter. You also have broken the spirit of Florida's
Constitution by suggesting that we ignore the cap
on property taxes by raising the millage rate
instead of the assessment rate, which is forbidden
by law to increase by more than 3 percent
"It is entirely possible you commissioners
have forgotten these facts. It is entirely likely,
however, that the voters will not forget what you.
have done when the next election rolls around.
Thank you, and good night."
Mike Thompson
Fernandina Beach

Tax hike
I very much agree this is not the time raise
taxes or fees ("City poised to raise taxes," July
29). It is the time to tighten our belts as every sin-
gle other government body in the U.S. is doing.
The vision of our city commission is appre-
ciated and we need that, but we have to go small
and carefully. People won't appreciate your vision
when they have a bankrupt city. Are you not.
reading the papers about that happening to com-
munities across the country?
We need to operate this city efficiently and
effectively, and temporarily without the frills.
And I think we can demand more money
from the county as one gentleman proposed to
the commission recently. He was not a flake but
an interested reputable citizen who has spent a
lot of personal time with city and county offi-
cials to work on this problem and come up with
a solution.
Nancie Crabb
Fernandina Beach

With emotions running high over-the'current
federal budget proposals there is talkof recalling
elected federal officials. Although it may seem a
good idea, it is forbidden by the U.S. Constitution.
A U.S. senator or House representative may only
be replaced through internal, congressional pro-
cedures. The public can change a seated senator
or House representative by electing'a different
candidate in the next election. In the Fourth
Congressional District (and Fernandina Beach)
we are represented by Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R).
Even with redistricting in the works it is not

likely that our House representative will change
unless by election. Ander Crenshaw assumed
office by virtual default, being unopposed by a
viable candidate. In the 2012 election the
Democrats are expected to come forward with a
candidate that has the credentials needed to
make a successful run for the House. Because
Rep. Crenshaw has a very undistinguished
record, ranking nearly at the bottom of effective
representatives, he may be open to electoral
defeat. However, he will likely have the backing
of the powerful Anrerican Crossroads group, the
organization that is responsible for spending
millions to influence elections in favor of big busi-
ness and who are already running ads criticizing
It is surprising to hear how the Social Security
revenue has been misused over the years. The
funds have been wisely invested but the pro-
ceeds have been used as if by a drunken sailor.
Both parties have been known to dip into the
proceeds, but the worst hit came from President
George W. Bush.
The Social Security Trust Funds are the Old-
Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and the
Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Funds. These
funds are accounts managed by the Department
of the Treasury. They serve two purposes: (1)
they provide an accounting mechanism for track-
ing all income to and disbursemenls from the
trust funds, and (2) they hold the accumulated
assets. These accumulated assets provide'auto-
matic spending authority to pay benefits. The
Social Security AEt limits trust fund expenditures
to benefits and administrative costs.
. The assets of the larger trust fund (OASI),
from which retirement benefits are paid, were
nearly depleted ih 1982. No beneficiary was short-
changed because the Congress enacted tempo-
rary emergency legislation that permitted bor-
rowing from other federal trust funds and then
later enacted legislation to strengthen OASI.Trust
Fund financing. The borrowed amounts were
repaid with interest within four years.
We are in total agreement with previous opin-
ions shared in this paper regarding the use of the
word "entitlement." We put in over 40 years of
contributions to Social Security and it was invest-
ed in good faith for us. Now we find that the
politicians are giving themselves increases while
hanging us out to dry. We fully expect to let them
know how we feel about their performance by
replacing them in the next election.
Harry Toland
Piney Island

The federal debt, now known as a crisis, led
to many politicians and political pundits making
all sorts of claims. The facts tell us the federal
deficit was $5.6 trillion in the year 2000, Iresident
Bill Clinton's last year in office.
The eight years of Bush II led to a deficit in
2008 of $10 trillion. Today, a look at the "Debt
Clock" shows the deficit at a whopping $14.5 tril-
lion, an increase of $4.5 trillion in just 2.5 years
of the Obama presidency. Now, of course, the
president presents a proposed budget every year
to Congress and they must grant their approval.
The 2012 proposed budget Obama presented to

the U.S. Senate was rejected by a vote of 97-0. Our
country has been operating without a budget
since Obamn became president.
This same senate also rejected the House bill
known as the Ryan Bill, by a vote of 57-40. The
Senate also rejected even bringing to debate the
Scut, cap and balance bill, vwhicii Ihe House
Now, of course, it would nol lb lair to blame
President Obama for the debt issue a-;, w, kinow
Congress approves spending. So how Ihen may
we place blame on Bush? Which brings us to the
,reality of spending and the debt as can accumu-
lation of spending done with the approval of both
political parties in both CongY-;rss and the exec-
utive branches of our governnlcnt. So maybe
we Americans ought to stop pointing fingers
and instead demand solutions.
Sure, voting to raise the debt ceiling is noth-
ing new. This has been done 69 timt s since 1962
and as the president said, Ronald Reagan did it
18 times! Now as we know Reagan served for
eight years, thi equates to increasing the debt
ceiling more than twice each year. So why is
President Ob4ma so against a short-term
increase? Does anybody wonder that during the
Reagan years, and 18 short-term debt ceiling
increases, why interest rates didn't go up as we
are being told would happen today?
I also have to wonder how lxpople have sud-
denly become concerned about cuts to Medicare
and Medicaid? After all, President Obama prom-
ised he would cut $500 billion from th-ee pro-
grams as 'he provided this figure to the
Congressional Budget Office for their compu-
tation of the health care bill. Didn't anybody
care about hearing details about 1I cuts prom-
ised by the president?
Our country has 32 czars. One czar position
has been created titled Jobs Czar. Now we know
about the new regulation regarding the change
in light bulbs. One of the USA's largest light
bulb manufacturers is losing the "traditional"
light bulb plants here in the USA and is manu-
facturing these "new government-mandated"
bulbs in China, 20,000 USA jobs lost. This same
company just announced they are moving their
X-ray machine headquarters to China.
This company also took advantage of nu mer-
ous tax "loopholes" and paid very little income
tax. The company: General Electric. whose CEO
happens to be our country's "Jobs Czar." How can
a presidential appointee to this position be export-
ing thousands of USA jobs? Is he China's Jobs
Czar or ours? Further, if we talk about those jet
tax loopholes, why doesn't the president mention
General Electric's taxes? Only paying 7 percent
when the corporate tax rate is 35 percent.
Open your eyes and minds to what is hap-
pening in our country. Can yoi ever recall the
"need" for so many last-minute dial-k in
Washington? And when you listen to aill ihh rIhet-
oric, remember the now infamous w\xo ,od of !hen
Senator Barack Obama when asked bio);i this
vote to raise the debt ceiling during IiHshs pres-
idency: "I cannot support increlsiing the debt
on the backs on our children al1nd grandchildren.
This is a failure of leadership."
We have failed leadership all ri-,ilht
Kenneth Dalton
Fernandina Beach



92th birthday

vain, but a woman that feareth
avori, is deceitful and beauty is
the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands
and let her own works praise her in the
games, she shall rejoice in time to come.
More than 25 family and friends
gathered together Sunday afternoon at
Barbara Jean's to celebrate the 92nd
birthday of Mother Blanche Williams,
sharing their love and thanking God for
another celebration.
It is so important for us to remember
God's benefit and not our accomplish-
ments. His provisions are superior and
they are eternal. Not only are His bene-
fits the best provision available in the
universe, but they ais us in living victori-
ous lives right here on Earth. In her 92
years, Mother surely can say bless the
Lord, 0 my soul; and all that is within
me, bless His holy name, for He has
done great things for her.
They attended church with her and
what a blessing it was to be able to
share her birthday with her church fam-
ily too, First Missionary Baptist Church.

rty for Williams

It is always an,th.r
blessing when family
fellowship together
because surely th hv
know that nothing and
no one can satisfy
r7 them apart from Jesus.
lie heals us, redeemcn
us, crowns us and -at-
isfies us. After their
NOWAND spiritual feast at
THEN church, they were
... blessed to continue the
celebration at Barbara
Maybelle Jean's on the back
Kirkland porch.
Her four daughters
were all there along
with sister Willie Mae Ashley. Her son
Bruce had come to visit her a week ear-
lier and, of course, we have memories of
her husband Perry, son Perry Jr. and
other family members who have gone
on before her.
As her sister Willie Mae Ashley cele-
brated with her, she remembers that
just two months ago she celebrated

anther birthday. One of the gifts she
askd in cek-brating was that her family
and fri' nds joined her in church on the
third Sunday in May. Most of the visi-
tors stooi to share they were in church
with Sister Ashley celebrating her birth-
Sistr A'-hlyv still talks about how
graltrIl she is now as well as then to
have such a wonderful birthday present.
She thanks each and every one-who
denied themselves to share those
moments in life with her, gifts that can
never be replaced. As God continues to
bless she is looking for God's continued
blessings of many more, believing that
to have been her 89th. To God be the
glory for what he continues to do in
these sisters' lives.
Birthday wishes to Craig Brown,
Vincent Jones, Annette Green, Patricia
A. Cribb, Demetrius Jones, Carlton
Cribb, Shuntay Raysor, Mother Emma
Miller, Lillian Gauthier, Tabitha
Jamison, Jeronison Johnson, Francis
Alexander, Hope White, Lydia Parrish,
Donny Davis and Olukemi Adekunle.


Army Reserve Pvt. Dundee D. Dil-
worth has graduated from Basic Com-
bat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla
During the nine weeks of training, the
soldier studied the Army mission and
received instruction and training exercis-
es in drill and ceremonies, Army history,
core values and traditions, military cour-
tesy, military justice, physical fitness,
first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons
use, map reading and land navigation,
foot marches, armed and unarmed com-
bat and field maneuvers and tactics.
Dilworth is the brother of Randria
Donley and Justice Dilworth, both of
Yulee. He graduated in 2010 from Yulee.
High School.

Army Pvt. Larry V. Starratt III has
graduated from basic infantry training at
Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the
soldier received training in drill and cere-

monies, weapons, map reading, tactics,
military courtesy,'military justice, physi-
cal fitness, first aid, and Army history,
core values and traditions. Additional
training included development of basic
combat skills and battlefield operations
and tactics, and experiencing use of vari-
ous weapons and weapons defenses
available to the infantry crewman.
Starratt is the son ofTabitha Sage of
Hilliard and Larry V. Starratt Jr. of
Fernandina Beach. He is a 2009 graduate
of Hilliard High School.

Army Pvt. Charles J. Seidel has
graduated from the Direct Fire Infantry-
man One Station Unit Training at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training
consists of Basic Combat Training and
Advanced Individual Training.
During the nine weeks of Basic
CombatTraining, the soldier received
training in drill and ceremonies,

Andrea Doria wrecksubjectoftalk

The Maritime Museum of
Amelia Island will host a pro-
gram at 6 p.m. today that fea-
tures Capt. Dan Turner, who
led a team that dived on the
Italian ocean liner Andrea
Doria, which sank in 1956 off
the coast of Nantucket,
Mass., in 240 feet of water.
Turner will recount the
famous 1964 dive on the
Andrea Doria, which is often
called "the Mount Everest of
scuba diving." Turner recov-
ered the life-size statue of

Admiral Andrea Doria, and
will discuss both the dive and
the story of what happened
to the statue after its recov-
The sunken wreck of the
Andrea Doria has.been fea-
tured in a number of books
and movies, including author
Clive Cussler's novel Serpent,
Tom Clancy's novel Red
Storm Rising and several
movies. Tonight is a rare
Opportunity to learn about
the this icon of history from

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one who has been there and
worked the wreck.
The program will begin at
6 p.m. at the museum, locat-
ed at 13:35 S. Eighth SI. in
Fernandina Beach. The
museum is open 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. This program is
part of the museum's start-up
fundraising activities. Learn
how you can "dive in" and
become a founding member
of the Maritime Museum of
Amelia Island.

weapons, map reading, tactics, military
courtesy, military justice, physical fit-
ness, first aid and Army history, core val-
ues and traditions. Additional training
included development of basic combat
skills and battlefield operations and tac-
tics, and experiencing use of various
weapons and weapons defenses available
to the infantry crewman.
The Advanced Indiyidual Training
course is designed to train indirect fire
infantry soldiers to employ, fire and re-
cover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines;
locate, neutralize and extract mines; map
reading and ground navigation; operate
and maintain communications equip-
ment and radio networks; construct and
camouflage mortar firing positions; oper-
ate and maintain mortars.and fire control
equipment for individual/crew served
weapons firing positions.
Seidel is the son of Genny Seidel of
Fernandina Beach.


in India

talk today

Holy Trinity Anglican
Church will host a presen-
tation on "Missions in India
and the Philippines" at 5
p.m. today at the church,
1830 Lake Park across
from the YMCA.
Dr. Mary Grundorfwill
shaie experiences and
activities by the church to
break through the inhu-
mane system of caste sys-
tem slavery in India and
create training and support
for missions in the
Philippines and the sur-
rounding countries.
Grundorf was educated
as a nurse practitioner at
George Washington
University, in public health
at Cairo University in
Egypt and in education and
administration at the
University of New Mexico.
She is a Wharton Fellow.
Grundorf was an Army
nurse in Vietnam, vice
president for patient care in
a large medical center,
founding dean of a college
of health care sciences and
a senior health care con-
sultant. Most recently she
has served on the missions
team with her husband,
Archbishop Walter
Grundorf of the Anglican
Province of America.

I-once heard it said that when.we pray, it is
ndt the position of our body that matters, but
the p.-:i[on .:of our'heart. Regardless of where
'.:e m b, :".e can spend time with the Lord
each day. We may be'in our cars or taking a
v. al working or relaxing, the Lord is as close
S to us as our thoughts. All we have to do is
open our hearts and our minds to our
precious God and we can tell Him our
innermost thoughts and desires. The Bible
tells us that we should not worry about
nrr.tg. but in all our prayers ask God for
what we need, and most importantly, always
ask Him with a thankful heart. Gods peace,
which is far beyond human understanding,
will keep our hearts and minds safe in union
.i with Christ Jesus. And although 6od already
S knows all of our thoughts, cares, and worries,
prayer has a way of pacifying the soul and
bringing peace to those who pray
Praying about everything in our lives is one
way to show God how

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Miss Melvin, Mr. O'Grady

Jennifer Lynne VanPuym-
brouck and Jeffrey Bradford
Mokris were married May 29,
2011, at St. Michael Catholic
Church in Fernandina Beach,
The bride is the daughter
of Robert and Donna
VanPuymbrouck and the
groom is the son of Jeffrey
George and Marylee Mokris.
The bride was presented
in marriage by her father and
the maid of honor was the
bride's sister, Heather Anne
The groom's father was
the best man.
A reception was held at
the Ribault Club on Fort
George Island.
The bride and groom are
both graduates of the
University of Florida, College

,Mr. and Mrs. Mokris

of Dentistry. The newlyweds
reside in Fort Mill, S.C.,
where the bride is practicing
as a general dentist and the
groom is practicing as an

Melissa Anne Melvin of
Yulee and DerekT. O'Grady
of Fernandina Beach are
A November wedding is
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Melvin of Yulee.
The bridegroom-elect is
the son of Jim O'Grady of
Fernandina Beach and Sheri
O'Grady of Jacksonville.

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Mr. and Mr.s. Hill

Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hill
of Hilliard are celebrating
their 65th wedding anniver-
sary. They were married Aug.
5, 1946, in Geneva, Ala., with
the county judge officiating.
She is'the former Dorothy L.
The Hills will celebrate
today, Aug. 5, 2011, on St.
Simons Island, Ga.
They have a son, Jonathan
Hill Jr. of Brunswick, Ga., one
grandchild and one great-
Ann E. Holmes and Ronald
L. Holmes Sr. of Portland,
Maine, are celebrating their
50th wedding anniversary.
They were married Aug. 5,
1961. She is the former Ann
Their children are Kathi
Abraham of Lawrenceville,
Ga., Deborah Holmes of
Norcross, Ga., and Ronald
Holmes Jr. of Lilburn, Ga.
They have two grandchildren.
The children of John and
Charlotte would like to honor
their parents on their 60th
wedding anniversary by
announcing to the communi-
ties in which Mom and Dad
have lived and worked that on

Aug. 28, 2011, we will all be
celebrating this great mile-
Mom and Dad were mar-
ried in Waukesha, Wis., on
Aug. 28, 1951. They have
lived and worked many years
in Madison, Wis. (1951-3),
Springfield, Ill. (1953-5),
Bloomfield, Minn. (1955-9),
Brooklyn Center, Minn.
(1959-63); Minneapolis, Minn.
(1955-63); Skillman, N.J.
(1963-84); Princeton, N.J.
(1963-84), Bovey, Minn.
(1976-2011), Grand Rapids,
Minn. (1976-2011) and Amelia
Island (1984 to present).
Together they built and
supported a large and suc-
cessfully family and today
have four sons, four daugh-
ters-in-law and 12 grandchil-
dren. Mom and Dad have also
worked hard to support the
communities in which they
have lived, volunteering time
and money to many good
causes and, in general, they
are proud and good folks
who have worked hard at
making a difference in their
Congratulations on having
been married for 60 years.
Thanks for all your hard work
and results and may you have
many more years together,
leading our family and play-
ing important roles in your


Chandler McCoy of cer for Riverside Military
Fernandina Beach, son of Academy, Gainesville, Ga.
Michael and the late Teresa McCoy is entering his sen-
McCoy, has earned his sec- ior year and is scheduled to
ond varsity letter, playing soc- graduate May 2012.

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Africa, inflation and returning home to comfort

Well, I'm back. Three weeks in
Africa, six cities, 27 speaking slots, a
couple of really lojg flights and I'm
glad to be home. As is always the
case, it was a privilege to go and a
blessing to return to the United
States of America. f
Interestingly, my first day in
Zimbabwe happened to be July 4th,
our Independence Day. The contrast
of leaving the prosperity of this
country to a nation struggling to
recover from a 231 million percent
hyperinflation rate was quite sober-
ing. That's right, 231 million percent
inflation. According to Central
Statistical Office statistics, the annu-
al inflation rate.rose to 231 million
percent in July 2008. The month-on-
month rate rose to 2,600.2 percent.
By December 2008, inflation was
estimated at 6.5 quindecillion
novemdecillion percent (65 followed
by 107 zeros). I know, my spell

check doesn't even
recognize those
words. As you
might imagine,
Pr eventually their
currency collapsed.
Is it any wonder?
The stories I
heard of people lit-
erally needing bags
PULPIT of money just to
NOTES buy a loaf of bread
were hard to grasp,
but true. At one
Pastor point, they actually
Rob Goyette printed 100 trillion
dollar banknotes.
Can you imagine having a couple of
those in your wallet? How about
being a checkout clerk at the super-
market. You'd need an accounting
degree just to figure out people's
My purpose for being there was

simple; to encourage pastors.
Though I believe my trip was suc-
cessful, I have to tell you, in the end,
I was the one who was encouraged
the most.
As I watched men and women,
who in spite of all their personal dif-
ficulties continue to serve others for
Jesus' sake, my own personal chal-
lenges came into perspective.
Strange how that works, isn't it? Just
when we think we are there to help
others, God ends up helping us. I
love that about God. He never
wastes a thing.
Truth is, when it comes to taking
our troubles and turning them into
unexpected blessings and encour-
agement for others, God is an
expert. From Moses on the backside
of the wilderness'leading sheep, to
one day leading a whole nation out
of slavery, to Joseph, thrown into
prison wrongfully, then becoming a

savior for His family, God's ability to
turn rotten situations into comfort
and encouragement for others is
Consider the Apostle Paul's
words in second Corinthians, chap-
ter 1. "Praise God, the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ' The Father is a
merciful God, who always gives us
comfort. He comforts us when we
are in trouble. so that we can share
that same comfort with others in
trouble. We share in the terrible
sufferings of Christ, but also in the
wonderful comfort He gives.
We suffer in the hope that you will
be comforted and saved. And
because we are comforted, you will'
also be comforted, as you patiently
endure suffering like ours." (2
Corinthians 1:3-6 Contemporary
English Version)
Though in my case, I was able to
encourage pastors with the grace

that God has extended to me, their
perseverance and endurance under
such extreme financial and political
pressures made a greater impact on
me than my words on them. Of this,
I have no doubt.
Now that I've settled back into
my comparatively comfortable
lifestyle, it's hard not to think
about those I just had the privilege
of sharing with. Though as a coun-
try we seem a lot farther than an
ocean apart when it comes to our
financial situation, with all the recent
debate surrounding our govern-
ment's unbridled spending and
unemployment, I can't help but put
my eyes back on Jesus. I know that
in Him, and under His form of gov-
ernment, true blessings and liber-
ties abound.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


Upward Basketball
First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach is again offering Upward
Basketball & Cheerleading in the
facility on Eighth Street. Upward
Sports provides fun K-sixth grade
kids with sports experience based on
healthy competition. Parents love the
family-friendly schedule, welcoming
environment and coaches who teach
the sport without yelling. Kids love
the fact that they get to play or cheer
every game, make new friends and
have fun learning new skills. In their
one-hour practice each week, their
coach will teach important skills like
dribbling, shooting and passing.
Cheerleaders, improve your cheer-
leading skills while you make new
friends. Register online at
FBFirst.com, or drop by the church
to receive an Upward pamphlet. First
Baptist will broadcast the games
online through the website.

The Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ is collecting items for people
in need. A barrel is located at Amelia
Island Storage for donations. Can-
ned, dry and boxed food as well as
personal items such as soap, tooth-
brushes, toothpaste, etci are needed.
Call 261-9760 for more information.

"Come Together Day" will be
held Aug. 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., rain
or shine, at the Family
Entertainment Center, 1852 Sadler
Road, Fernandina Beach (across
from the post office). Enjoy enter-
tainment by the Callahan City Wide
Male Choir, First Presbyterian Praise
Band, Macedonia Men, Prince of
Peace Praise Band and Exer
Robinson, games, an auction, food
and prizes. Everyone welcome.
Admission is free. Food will be sold
outside, with entertainment inside.
Vendors welcome. Call 310-6377.

Revival time
New Jerusalem HOGSIC, 816
South 10th St., will host guest evan-
gelist Elder Vernell Henry of Union

Cathedral Ministries in Valdosta, Ga.,
known locally as Janice, at 7 p.m.
tonight and Aug. 6. Come experience
two nights of spiritual rejuvenation
with the theme "Lord, Make Me

Prayer night
First Assembly of God, 302 South
14th St., Fernandina Beach, will host
a night of worship, praise and prayer
in cooperation with International
House of Prayer Night at 6:30 p.m.
First Assembly will present the
"Wine Family" ministry praising the
Lord in Southern gospel music on
Aug. 7 at 10:45 a.m. For information
call 261-6448.

Tuesday worship
The Salvation Army Hope House
invites you to worship as Major
Marge Strommer, The Salvation
Army's very own chaplain in
Northeast Florida, shares the Gospel
on Aug. 9. Worship begins at noon at
410 S. Ninth St., on the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.

Savannah trip
Mickve Israel, a Reform congre-
gation in Savannah's historic district,
will welcome the Jewish Community;
of Amelia Island/Nassau for services.
on Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. There will be a
bar mitzvah and a traditional
Kiddush luncheon after the service.
The group also will tour the congre-
gation's small museum that docu-
ments its rich history. Guests are
asked to contribute $10 to cover the
cost of the Kiddush luncheon. To
participate or for information contact
Debbie Price at deb203@aol.com or
310-6060 by Aug. 8.

Springhill Baptist Church, 941017
Old Nassauville Road, Nassauville,
will hold its Senior Adult Luncheon
at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 18. To help
with planning, RSVP by calling the
church office at 261-4741.

Springhill Baptist Church will.


Allegiance is a four-part harmony touring group from Amelia Island. This ensemble of teens, grades six
through 12, are from a variety of churches and schools in North Florida. The group rehearses on
Sunday from 6:15-7:45 p.m. in the education building of the sponsoring church, Amelia Baptist,
across from Harris Teeter. They have worked and performed from Florida to New York in such venues
as rescue missions, schools, churches, assisted living facilities, parks and children's homes. Thirty-four
youth and adults recently traveled on a ChoirTour/Mission in Tennessee, Indiana and West Virginia.
Their short dramas and music selections vary, from spiritual to classical to contemporary Christian
styles. Allegiance performs from the heart and does so excellently with a passion to share their faith
with their world. Plans for the 2012 tour are being made now. For additional information about joining
,this group call Amy Scott or Pam Helton at Amelia' Bdptist Church, 261-9527.

serve meals for individuals and fami-
lies in need in the area on Aug. 25
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church,
941017 Old Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the fourth
Thursday of each month. The
church also delivers meals to those
who cannot come. On the day of the
meal if possible, call 261-4741, ext
110 to RSVP For information, call
Robyn Stuckey at 583-3280.

RCJA night
St. Michael Catholic Church will
have an information night at 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 for those interested in learn-
ing more about the Catholic faith:
The meeting will take place in the
parish meeting room at 505 Broome
St. The topic will be an explanation of
the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian

Initiation for Adults). The R.C.I.A.
process is a journey of faith that
allows a non-pressured approach for
each person to "listen" and
"respond" to God's call in their own
way. Please call Jan Smith at 261-
3677 for information.

Beach worship
Join Memorial United Methodist
Church for Summer Worship on the
Beach every Wednesday at 6 p.m.,
through Aug. 31. Gather in front of .
Sliders for singing and a short mes-
sage. In case of rain; worship will be
held in the Sanctuary of MUMC at
601 Centre St. Call 261-5769.

September at chapel
Starting in September at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel: "Reading

the Bible for Life" by George Guthrie
discusses the basic tools and atti-
tudes needed to read the Bible effec-
tively. This study, led by Pastor Ted
Schroder, begins Sept 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Looking for an evening Bible
study? On Sept 8 at 6:30 p.m. the
chapel will begin the study of
Ephesians using Watchman Nee's
book, Sit, Walk, Stand.
All men are invited to study
Hebrews with James Reapsome's
book, Hebrews: Race to Glory,
beginning Sept. 13 at 11 a.m.
A Beth Moore Ladies' Bible
Study, "Beloved Disciple, the Life
and Ministry of John," begins Sept.
13 at 10 a.m.
Call the office at 277-4414 for
more information and-to purchase
your study guide.

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Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.......................6:15 pm
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'Discover the Difference" at
Amelia -Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmo
Wednesd ay layer Service 6:30p
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer T, & Garbing Road, Femailnl, Bel
For More Infonoalion Call: 261-9527

Guest Speaker: Rev. Jim Tippins
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road. 277-4414
OfTA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8.00am, 10:00am, & 12.00pm
Daily Mass 8 30am Mon. Wed. Thurs & Fri.
6 pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00pm;
Holy Day 8 30am, 6'00pm
Confessions: Saturday 3.15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
*Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

Living Waters
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.SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pmr
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8'15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6.30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
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Innovaive St/e, Contelmporry Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10.30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed @ 6:30pm
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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6.30PM

A1A& Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-490-
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sn, Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Cl9as 9 a.m.
Sunday School 900 a.m.
Morning worship 10:30 a.m. evrrr Sunjda
Wednesday Noon-day t'rarer
lWednesday Mid-week Service 9 p.m.Mt.lnitr.,:
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17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
(ust south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School .9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School. .............. 9:48A.M.
Worship Service.. ............ 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6:0OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper. .. 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnleview Road (across from Sadr Rd.)
904-261-461S (church office)
Nursery provided

First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Services-1030 am
Sunday School 9'15am
Friday 645 900 Awana
Worship Service 10'30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p m Service 6'00 p m
Wednesday Service 7 00 p m
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic T
8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist \
9:15 am. Breakfast Burns Hall
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enhances trails, programs
Jacksonville The Jackson- it is open to the public seven
villeArboretum & Gardens, Inc. days a week during daylight
significantly enhanced trail operating hours.
development and educational Although there were many
and recreational programs at activities and projects at the
the Jacksonville Arboretum'with arboretum during the year,
the aid of a Florida Urban and including tIhe planting of nearly
Community Forestry Grant dur- 400 trees and shrubs around
ing 2010-11. lake Ray and the continued
The proceeds of a $15,000 removal of invasive plants, the
grant, which was matched with highlight of the year was the
a donation of more than 4,700 completion of a new trail, the
hours of volunteer service at Rosemary Ridge Trail. At one
the arboretum, enabled man- mile in length, the Rosemary
agement to increase the pub- Ridge Trail is the longest of the
lic's awareness and enjoyment arboretum's six trails. Named
of the arboretum through the for the native rosemary that
addition of several new and grows there, the trail traverses
improved programs, including a xeric hammock, expansive
guided evening nature walks salt-marsh views, lofty pines,
through the forest and hosting scrubby flatwoods and a
the Fred B. Miller Regional depression marsh. A short side
Envirothon, a high-school envi- trail allows visitors to see the
ronmental competition. environmentally sensitive
From freshwater stream to Rosemary Scrub area where
salt marsh, baygall and bot- the native rosemary and deer
tomland forest to xeric ham- moss grow. Educational signage
mock, the 120-acre arboretum, enhances the visitor's under-
located at 1445 Millcoe Road, standing and appreciation of this
off Monument-Road, offers a unique forest.
bio-diversity matched, by few Approximately 30,000 vol-
other areas in Northeast unteers and visitors were attract-
Florida. Except for special ed to the arboretum during the
events, there is no charge for period from October 2010
admission to the arboretum and through July 2011.

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about 1,500 species in North
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called "leathejackets"
because of their tough, outer
skin, are usually found in
damp soil feeding on decay-
ing vegetable matter. The
maggots have no legs, with
'poorly developed heads.
They are about one inch long
when mature and normally
found in poorly drained soils.
Even though you may see
them in large numbers we
generally considered them
beneficial because crane fly.
larvae are an importantpart
of the decomposition cycle.
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note is crane flies carry no
disease and therefore it is not
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Fireweed or American
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The good news is this
summer weed is an annual,
which means it can only
reproduce by seed. The bad
news is annuals know they
can only reproduce one way
so they make the most of it
by generating hundreds and
sometimes even thousands of
seeds. The white tuffs at the
top of the stem are the seeds.
The white, fluffy portion of
the seed makes it easy for the
seeds to be picked up by the
wind and transferred to other
areas where they can be
This weed grows from two
feet to over six feet tall and
prefers to grow in full sun.
Fireweed got its name
because it is one of the first
weeds to show up after a fire
or disturbed areas. My advice
Sis.to-pull the weed out of the
flowerpot before the seeds
fully mature. Be careful to
avoid pulling out the plants
you want to keep. If you feel
you cannot remove the weed
safely without destroying
Your plant, simply cut the
weed close to the soil. This
weed is so common, it can be
found throughout most of the
United States.
.I was considering
.i-eplacirig some of my
lawn but I was'told not to
plant victory grass in its
place. What can you tell me
about victory grass? TD
A I have not heard of vic-
.tory grass, but then I
realized your friend might
have been referring to the.
seed head of a type of bahia-
grass called Pensacbla. The
seed head is "v-shape," hence

Fireweed, above, grows
from two feet to over six
feet tall. Bahiagrass a
seed head is shown top
right is commonly used
along roadsides because
of its ability to handle
numerous stresses. Crane
flies, bottom right, are not
mosquitoes and they do
not bite.

the sign meaning victory.
Pensacola bahiagrass got
its name from the city of
Pensacola, Florida, from
where the grass was selected
in 1935. There are several
varieties of bahiagrass but it
is commonly used along road-
sides because of its ability to
handle numerous stresses. .
This ability is the result of its
deep root system. Pensacola
is not the best choice of bahi-
agrass for home lawns as the
v-shaped seed head is tough
to mow and keep short when
using a typical home mower.
A better choice of bahiagrass
for home lawns would be
Argentine bahiagrass as it
has a wider and darker green
colored blade than Pensacola.
Argentine bahiagrass is also
disease and insect resistant
and cold tolerant.
Before selecting a grass
for your home landscape con-
sider having the soil tested to
better determine which type
of grass might be better suit-
ed for your area. Contact
your local Extension Office
for soil test kits and more



information ofdifferent types
of lawngrass. Check out the
University of Florida website
on residential lawn varieties
for the most current informa-
tion. http://hort.ufl.edu/your
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Directorfor
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University ofFlorida fac-
ulty member Extension loca-
tions are the satellite office.at
the County Building in Yulee
and the main Extension Office
in Callahan. The UF/IFAS
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Fred Danker of Fernandina Beach will compete Saturday in the Dexter Jackson Classic bodybuilding competition at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Danker to flex muscles at Dexter Jackson Classic


Fred Danker, 37, has been a personal train-
er on Amelia Island for 12 years. While he's
been training his clients for competitions,
Danker has taken a hiatus from shows.
"It's been a while," Danker said.
The hiatus ends Saturday for Danker, who
will compete in the level-five Dexter Jackson
Classic bodybuilding competition at the
University of North Florida.
"As you get older you just want to try to do
something that you think, at this point, is kind
of impossible to do," Danker said.
Danker started his personal training in
April; watching his diet and working out to
shave 50 pounds.
"I'm 210 normally, but I'm down to 187,"
Danker said Monday.
His target weight was 176.5 at the weigh-in
"If I don't make this weight, they'll put me
in one of the heavyweight classes and I'll be
the smallest guy out there," said the 5-foot-7
It will be Danker's first competition since
the 2003-4 seasons when he collected apair of.
Ancient City Classic titles and had a fourth-

place finish in Miami.
While the St Augustine competition was a
level-four event, Satuiiday's show is a level five.
"The people who show up are. really, really
good," Danker said. "Most of those people
won shows before. But you never know who is
going to show up and stand next to you.
"Probably everyone I'll be up there against
will be in their 20s."
He plans to follow up Saturday's competi-
tion with one in Gainesville Aug. 13 and the
North Florida in Orlando Aug. 26.
"I may get nothing," Danker said. "I might
not even place but it's my own personal goal.
It's hard to lose that much weight and look
like this. Not many people can do it."
It's a four-hour-a-day commitment of exer-
cise and an around-the-clock dedication to
"Your whole lifestyle has to change,"
Danker said. "You really have to have people
around you who are going to be supportive,
both mentally and physically.
"Your life has to be somewhat in order to
be able to diet, cardio for an hour in the morn-
ing, an hour in the middle and an hour at the
end of the day. It could be three hours of car-
dio on top of your training. You're looking at
four hours of constantly doing something."

Danker had to bid farewell to the grub he
"Your diet's killer," he said. "It's like 10 egg
whites in the morning, sweet potatoes, boiling
your chicken. As you progress, you can
change things as you get closer to the show.
You can see how much harder you have to cut
calories, how much harder.do I have to cut my
"Carbs and sugars are an energy brain fuel,
so if you're not taking those in, your brain is
not working. You feel like mush all the time.
And you're walking around like in a fog.
People around you, supporting you, telling
you look great, helping you.
"I have very supportive clients because
they're putting up with a zombie training the
last couple of weeks."
But once the competition season comes to
an end, Danker said he'll once again enjoy the
foods he's given up since spring.
S"Pizza, pasta, chocolate cake," he said. "All
the greatest things I like. Those are on my list
of what I'm going to eat when the competitions
are over. It makes me want to cry. I've been
dying to eat"
Danker, who holds a black belt in jeet kune
do, got his start in nutrition.
"I was going to school for nutrition and

teaching martial arts," Danker said. "I wanted
to open my own gym, but the money wasn't as
good as personal training."
Danker worked as a personal trainer ih
New York and then New Jersey before pack-
ing up and moving to the Sunshine State.
"When my father decided to move down
here, I came down to visit," he said. I love the
area. People are all about training all the time
and looking good all the time.
"Where, in the north, everyone is bundling
up and a lot of people really don't worry about
themselves a lot of months out of the year
because it's so cold."
Danker hasn't given up his training in jeet
kune do, a hybrid martial arts system founded
by Bruce Lee. There are gloves and bags scat-
tered throughout his gym on the south end of
the island.
"I incorporate a lot of that into personal
training," he said. "That's probably why I've
lasted so long. I think I have a quality about
me that's different from all the rest."
Danker is sponsored locally by Cormier
Hair Studio, K.K'. Marketing, The Crab Trap,
Amelia Hotel, Scott & Sons Jewelry and
Prudential-Chaplin Williams.
For information on Saturday's competition,
visit www.dexterjacksonclassic.com.


Shari Riepe of
Yulee collected
first-place hard-
ware at the
Ancient City
Classic fitness
competition July
S 23 at Pedro
Menendez High
School in St.

Plenty offluids the key to playing it cool in hot, humid Florida

F football practice began this cannot cool down cent humidity, your body feels it is dissipating heat. Also, children pro- Move the athlete to a cool, prefer-
week for my son and his Pop in the usual way. 98 degrees and prolonged exercise duce far less sweat than adults, lead- ably air-conditioned environment. If
Warner team. Right now For example, in this type of heat can lead to trou- ing to further difficulty in cooling any type of shallow tub is available,
they are conditioning for sweating may acfu- ble. off. immerse the athlete's trunk in ice

nearly two and a half hours in hel-
mets and shorts and will begin full
pads next week. As you can imagine,
it is really hot out there on the field
and, when he comes off, he is
Exercise during the summer
months can be more difficult and
taxing on your body. As the outdoor
temperature and humidity climbs, it
becomes harder for your body to rid
its own heat and your body tempera-
ture rises.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke
are dangerous and life-threatening
conditions that can occur with exer-
cise in the extreme temperatures.
Body temperature over 40C (104F)
can cause the body's internal ther-
mometer to fail so heat is not dis-
posed of adequately and the body

ally stop and the
skin may feel dry.
S This may give
some the false
sense the person is
S_ fine since they are
not sweating any-
More. m
SPORTS There are pre-
EDICINE tentative steps you
can take to head off
GREGORY the problem of
overheating. Exer-
SMITh. M.D. cis earlier in the
*.- morning before the
temperature and humidity have
The relative humidity has a lot to
do with just how hot your body feels
it is, known as the heat index. For
example, in 84 degrees with 90 per-

Drinking plenty of fluids is also a
must. You must keep up with fluid
losses. At every side change in ten-
nis or while you are sitting in the
dugout in softball, you should push
the fluids.
Water is what your body craves
most. Sports drinks have the bonus
of replacing lost electrolytes.
Biking, swimming or activities
that allow breaks to rest are also rec-
One way to know just how much
fluid your body has lost is to weigh
yourself before and after exercise.
Any immediate loss is purely fluid
loss and needs to be replaced.
Overheating is more commonly
seen in children. Because of their
smaller size and relative surface
area, children have more trouble

Others that are at risk are people
unaccustomed to our heat and
humidity. Although heatstroke is
more frequently seen in children or
athletes unaccustomed to our tem-
peratures, it can occur in seasoned
athletes, so always be aware.
Athletes who have shown a tenden-
cy for overheating in the past should
also be watched more closely.
Recognizing the warning signs of
overheating is also very important.
Dizziness, headache, bizarre behav-
ior, memory loss or poor coordina-
tion are warning signs. As the body
temperature reaches critical levels,
delirium, stupor or collapse can be
If you suspect someone is suffer-
ing from heatstroke they need to be
cooled off as rapidly as possible.

water. If this is not available, place
iced towels over the trunk and ice
packs in the armpits and groin and
hose off the athlete with water if
available. Once this cooling process
has been started, then transport the
athlete to the emergency room for
further evaluation.
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.gsmith-
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FRIDAY. ATLC sr 5.2011 SPORTS News-Leader


Upward basketball cheerleading
First Baptist Church, Femandina Beach is
again offering Upward basketball and cheer-
leading in the facility on Eighth Street. Upward
sports provides a fun experience based on
healthy competition for children in kindergarten
through sixth grade Upward offers a family-
friendly schedule, welcoming environment and
coaches who teach the sport without yelling.
Kids play or cheer every game.
During the one-hour practice each week,
coaches will teach important skills like drib-
bling, shooting and passing. Cheerleaders also
practice an hour each week and will learn skills
like stances, motions, jumps and cheers.
Register online at www.FBFirst.com or drop
by the church to receive an Upward pamphlet.
Again this year, First Baptist will be broadcast-
ing the games online through the website.

Softball tyouts
A new Nassau County softball travel team is
holding open tryouts for a 12U team from 10
a.m. to noon Aug. 6 at the Yulee Sports Com-
plex on Goodbread Road. Potential players
must be born in 1998 or after. Contact Susan
at 753-3057 for private tryout or more informa-

TryoutforNassau Nltro
Nassau Nito girls softball tryouts for ages
11-15 are Aug..6. For information, contact Ben
Fouse at 225-0228.

Continental Championship Wrestling has
announced the pro wrestling extravaganza
Wrestlebash will be held at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center Aug. 27. This huge card will
feature Nassau County native "Rock 'n' Roll"
Chris Turner's in-ring return after a serious
neck injury. He will take on Jarrod Michaels for
the CCW championship.
Also on the card, in a triple-threat match,
are Mad Dog Miller, Hayden Price and Kevin
Toole. Samantha Steele defends her CCW
women's championship.
All the CCW Superstars will be on hand for
this huge event. For information- visit
www.ccwrestling.biz. -

Run Wild at White Oak Plantation, a six-
and 10-mile adventure run benefiting Girls on
the Run of Northeast Florida, will be held at
8:30 a.m. Oct. 15.
An exclusive natural setting located on the
banks of the St. Marys River 30 miles north of
Jacksonville, White Oak Plantation is one of
the world's premiere wildlife breeding, research
and training facilities for more than 300 wild
animals and encompasses more than 7,400
secluded acres of hardwood hammocks, pine
forest and tidal wetlands interspersed with
facilities designed to heighten your awareness
of, naqre .
Ster the run enjoy a picnic lunch swim-
ming, a raffle, a tour on an open-air bus
through the wildlife preserve and gifts.
The deadline to register for $150 is Sept.
15. Fee increases to $200 after Sept. 15. All
registration ends Oct. 5. Register online at
www.active.com or www.GOTRneflorida.org.
The field is limited to the first 65 people. No
event-day registration, no refunds and no
guests are permitted on the grounds of White
Oak on event day. All participants must be 18
or older. All runners will be required to sign a
waiver the day of the race.
For information, visit www.wocenter.org or
visit www.GOTRneflorida.org.

Ritz offersyouth tennis camp
The professional.tennis staff at The Ritz- .
Carlton, Amelia Island is holding Kids Summer
Tennis Camps in August. The morning classes,
8-10:30 a.m., are for players 10 years and
younger. Children 11 years and older attend
the 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. class.
Children do not have to be experienced
players. The camps are limited to 10 players
per session for a personalized approach and
are held on the clay courts at the resort.
The camp runs Monday through Thursday
with Friday reserved as a rain date. The cost is

$100 per week/per child. The remaining class
is Aug. 8-11. The Ritz-Cartton, Amelia Island is
located at 4750 Amelia Island Parkway.
For information and reservations, call the
tennis shop at 491-6793.

Youthsportng days cnic
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, is hosting its first youth sporting
clays clinic Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3:30
p.m.The clinic is an introductory session to the
shooting sport of "sporting clays," a great train-
ing tool for hunting and clay target shooting.
The fee is $50 per youth/adult.pair and
includes clay targets, ammunition, use of a
shotgun and lunch. Just 15 spots are available,
so register early.
Shooters 14-18 years old can participate
with an adult. Included in the clinic are safety
training and instruction by a certified NRA
instructor, 50 clay targets per individual and
picnic lunch.
Shooting will be supervised by an experi-
enced shooter. The morning session will
include safety instruction, shotgun familiariza-
tion and operation and live firing at straight
away clay targets. A safety review and ques-
tion-and-answer session will be conducted dur-
ing lunch. The aftemoon.session will be con-
ducted in small groups on the sporting clays
course supervised by an experienced shooter.
Experienced shooters may use their own
shotgun with the approval of the instructor; and
a parent br legal guardian must sign a permis-
sion slip for the youth shooter and the adult
shooter must sign a release form for both. For
information, call 753-4619 or 548-9818 or visit

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

TurdeTrotcelebrates 10 years
The Turtle Trot, Amelia Island's annual
Labor Day weekend run and walk, will be run
entirely on the beach with a 5K out-and-back
course starting and finishing at Main Beach.
Race-day headquarters will be at Main
Beach park and the event will be a 5K only
with half-mile and one-mile kids' fun runs after-
ward. The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m. Sept.
3 on the beach just south of Sandy Bottoms.
This is the 10th anniversary, year for the
Turtle Trot and, as always, the race will raise
money for Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and
turtle patrols.inside Fort Clinch State Park. In
another tradition, the race T-shirts will feature
original sea turtle art by noted Amelia Island
artist Sandra Baker-Hinton. And to mark the
anniversary, there's a "retro" touch from
Jacksonville-area beach races of days gone by
- the first 500 finishers will receive a com-
memorative coffee mug.
,The Turtle Trot was the first race on Amelia
Islhad to use professional electronic timing with
ChampionChips and that tradition will also con-
Awards categories will include the top male
and female finishers overall and the top three
in each of 15 age groups. There will also be
drawings for door prizes at the post-race
awards ceremony. "Goodies" for pre-registered
5K runners and walkers will include free pass-
es to the Main Beach Putt-Putt.
Registration fees for the 5K through Aug. 26
will be $20 per person or $15 for members of
Amelia Island Runners (discount unavailable
online). After Aug. 26 through day of race, the
fee is $25 per person for everyone.
Fees will be $10 per child for the half-mile
and one-mile kids' runs, which Will start on the
beach at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registered youth run-
ners will get a T-shirt and all finishers get a'rib-
bon. Parents are encouraged to run with their
kids for free; just fill out a registration form.
Registration forms and online registration
are available at AmelialslandRunners. comn.
Race applications are also available at Current
Running, 815 S. 8th St., and other locations.
Pre-registration ends at 2 p.m. Sept. 1 and
race-day registration will be from 6:30-7:15
a.m. at Main Beach Park. Visit the AIR website
or call (904) 303-3483.

Noel Devine carries the ball for the West
Virginia Mountaineers in January during
the annual Gator Bowl game in Jackson-
ville. Tickets are on sale now for the 67th
annual game Jan. 2.

Axemen n playoffs
The Jacksonville Axemen have ended the
regular season as the No. 1 seed in the USA
Rugby League after a 40-16 win over the Philly
Fight in Jacksonville over the weekend. The
.win gives the Axemen a home playoff game
Aug. 13 and also keeps the home win streak of
more than three years alive.
The Axemen ended the season, giving up
just 88 points in total to opponents while scor-
ing 334 for themselves. Visit www.jaxaxe.com
for information.

Gator Bowl tickets on sale
Tickets for the 67th annual Gator Bowl, one
of three Jan. 2 bowl matchups between the Big
Ten Conference and the Southeastern
Conference, are now available for sale to the
The Gator Bowl, along with the Capital One
Bowl and the Outback Bowl, will take place at
1 p.m. Jan. 2, matching a team from the SEC
against a team from the Big Ten across the
ESPN family of networks.
"This is an opportunity for fans of the two
best football conferences in the country to
measure their teams in head-to-head
matchups," said Rick Catlett, president of the
Gator Bowl Association.
Ticket prices for the Gator Bowl, which will
be played at EverBank Field in Jacksonville,
are $80 for VIP and $60 for stadium seats.
Club seats are sold out.
Tickets are available for purchase through
Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at

Colle football n Camden
On Sept.10, Tigers and Dragons will come
head-to-head at Camden County High'
School's Chris Gilman Stadium. Jacksonville's
Edward-Waters College (Tigers) and Virginia
University of Lynchburg (Dragons) will vie for
the winning title of the historic Ralph J. Bunche
The football game is slated for 3 p.m. Sept.
10, but numerous other events build up to the
game. An appreciation lunch will be held Sept.
9 and a golf tournament at Trident Lakes Golf
Club on the morning of the game.
The community can become involved
through sponsorships and/or by purchasing
tickets to events. General admission to the
game is $10 in advance, $12 on game day
and, for children and students, $5 in advance
and $7 on game day. Family packages are
also available, and groups of 20 are eligible for
a discount.
A portion of the proceeds will go to firefight-
ing organizations and the USO.
The parade of flags is at 2:30 p.m. and mili-
tary and firefighters will be honored at 2:40.
The halftime salute to heroes will be a perform-
ance by Edward Waters College Band and the
renowned Purple Thunder.
Ralph J. Bunche Classic tickets can be pur-
chased at the St. Marys Welcome Center, the
Kingsland Welcome Center, Van Barber Shop

in Kingsland and on base at MWR. Call (912)
552-4494 for more information.
Bunche founded a trade school that later
became an all-black high school in Camden

Senior ames in Jacksonvlle
Seniors 50 years and older are encouraged
to register for the Forever Fit 50 & Beyond:
2011 Jacksonville Senior Games presented by
the city of Jacksonville and Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Florida. The games will be held
Oct. 1-8 at Cecil Field Recreation Complex and
its vicinity (13531 Lake Newman Drive and
13611 Normandy Blvd.) as well as several
other locations throughout the city.
Senior participants may enter in any of the
events, including.bowling, swimming, track and
field, cycling, croquet, golf, road race/walk, ten-
nis and basketball and softball (team events).
Participants will compete for gold, silver and
bronze medals within their age groups.
To register, seniors must return the registra-
tion form along with their registration fee.
Registration costs $15 for the first event and
$5 for each additional event. There are addi-
tional fees for golf, bowling, basketball and
softball. Registration forms are available
through the city of Jacksonville Office of
Special Events, 117 W. Duval St., Suite 280,
Jacksonville, FL 32202.
For information, registration forms and
sponsorship information, visit www.MakeA
SceneDowntown.com or call (904) 630-3690.

5KStadum Challenge
The inaugural Florida Blue 5K Stadium
Challenge, a new fundraising event with pro-
ceeds benefitting Duval County sports to help
save athletic programs in Duval County public
high schools, will be held Aug. 13 "under the
lights" at EverBank Field.
1st Place Sports will manage the event with
a_unique course both inside and outside the
stadium. The run will include all seven levels of
EverBank Field and is fit for all ages complete
with a fun run and walking courses. T-shirts
and medals will be available for everyone.
The race will begin and end at the Pepsi
Tailgate Zone outside of the stadium. Runners
will begin the course in waves every 20 min-
utes 6 p.m. Just for Fun Walk (full course,
all ages); 6:20 p.m. Kids Fun Challenge (short
course 13 and under); 6:40 p.m. Kids
Challenge; 7 p.m. Just for Fun; 7:20 p.m. Just
for Fun; 7:40 p.m. Just for Fun; 8 p.m. Just for
Fun Under the Lights; 8:20 p.m. Men's
Competitive Division; 8:40 p.m. Women's
Competitive Division; 9 p.m. Corporate Team
Challenge; 9:20 p.m. Just for Fun; 9:40 p.m.
Just for Fun.
Entry fees for the Full Challenge until Aug. 7
are $30; Aug. 8-12, $35; day of race, $40. Kids
under 13 and adults 65 and over fee is $20
until Aug. 7; Aug. 8-12, $25; and day of race,
$30. To register and obtain full details visit
www. 1stplacesports.com.
While the Florida Blue 5K Stadium
Challenge,is going;on, there,will be fun and.,/,
activities in the Pepsi Tailgate area with ele-
ments of Teal Town. There will be live enter-
tainment and food and beverages for sale.
Participants will also be able to experience the
Florida Blue interactive mobile display. Contact
Barry Milligan at (904) 630-4056 or
barrym@smgjax.com or visit www.bcbsfl.com.

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. behind
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque courts
at the south end of the downtown marina.
Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome'to join in
and learn this easy, fun game for all ages. For
information, call 491-1190.

Safiling Cub meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m; meeting at 7:30
p.m. Contact Commodore Bill Bass at 277-
4398 or wwbass@bellsouth.net or visit
www.ameliaislandsailing.org for information.


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
us) offers:
A Saturday night co-ed
one-pitch softball tournament
will be Aug. 6 at the Ybor
Alvarez softball fields on
Bailey Road. Games start at 5
p.m. USSSA rules, 45-minute
time limit for all games. Teams
must supply their own 12-inch
Classic M softballs and 11-
inch Classic W softballs (avail-
able for purchase). Prizes for

first through third place. Team
fee is $200 (additional $25 if
not registered with USSSA).
Tournament is limited to the
first 12 teams to register.'
Contact Jason at 277-7256 or
jbrown@fbfl.org or Alan
Mitchell at (904) 622-8346 or
alan.mitchell15@ yahoo.com.
.* Open coed and recre-
ational coed softball fall
league registration is through
Aug. 23 at the Atlantic Cen-
ter. Open coed plays Wed-
nesday nights, ASA rules. Fee

is $435 and due Aug. 23. Re-
creation league plays Mon-
days, ASA rules with alu-
minum bat rule for men. Fee
is $350 and due Aug. 23. Late
fee of $25 after Aug. 20. No
fees accepted after Aug. 24.
Mandatory captain's meeting
for both is at 6:30 p.m. Aug.
25 at the Atlantic Center.
Recreational season opens
Sept. 12; open coed Sept. 24.
Call Jason at 277-7256 or
email jbrown@fbfl.org for

Women's softball fall
league registration is through
Aug. 23 at the Atlantic Center.
ASA rules with games
Tuesday beginning Sept. 13.
Team fee is $350 and due
Aug. 23; $50 late fee after
Aug. 23. Mandatory captains
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24
at the Atlantic Center. Call
Jason at 277-7256 or email
Men's softball fall league
registration is through Aug. 23
at the Atlantic Center. USSSA
rules with games Thursdays
beginning Sept. 15. Team fee
is $435 and due Aug. 23; $25
late fee after Aug. 23. Manda-
tory captains meeting at 6:30
p.m. Aug. 24 at the Atlantic
Center. Call Jason at 277-
7256 or email jbrown@fbfl.
org for information.
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.
Saturday and Sundays. Cost
is $3 a day or $25 a month for
city residents ($30 non-city).
Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75
per week (three sessions) or
$200 a month (two sessions
per week for four weeks).
Monthly packages come with
dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at 277-7364.
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non-

Open basketball is Mon-
days and Wednesdays from
11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thurs-
days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and Saturdays and Sundays
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck
Gym, based on availability.
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).
Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m.
and noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at Atlantic
Center. Cost is $2 a day.
Fernandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
ond Friday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Call Kathy Russell, 753-1143,
or e-mail krussell@fbfl.org.
Maharaj Tennis clinics for
youth ages 4 and up and
adults (beginners, intermedi-
ate and advanced) and pri-
vate lessons are offered at
Central Park. Adult clinics are
Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
days, Fridays, Saturdays and
Sunday. Fee is $10 per hour
or $15 per 1 1/2 hours. Youth
clinics are Tuesdays, Thurs-
days and Saturdays. Fee is
$8 per hour. Private lessons
available with head pro
Vishnu Maharaj ($60 an hour)
or an assistant professional
($50). Non-city residents are

assessed a 20 percent sur-
charge for clinics and private
lessons. Email michelema-
ha@msn.com or call 548-
1472 for information.
PADI open water scuba
certification is available.
Participants must provide
masks, snorkels, fins, booties
and weight belts. Fee is $250
(additional fee for check-out
dives). Register at Atlantic
Center. Call Kathy Russell at
Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Center pool.
Deep water aerobics (aqua fit-
ness belts required) is
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month (city
residents) and $55 (non-city)
for one class per day; $60
(city residents) and $70 (non-
city) for two classes; or $5 for
one class, $10 for two.
Atlantic Center pool pub-
lic swim hours are from from
3-6 p.m. weekdays ($2) and
from noon to 5 p.m. week-
ends ($3). Monthly pool pass-
es are available.
Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with instruc-
tor Jerry Williamson are from
3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday in the Peck
Center auditorium. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents ($45
for non-city). Uniforms are
available through the instruc-
tor. Register at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.




AUGUST 13, 2011





11:00 AM-4:00 PM .

FR:D : AL~s s 5.,21'1 NEWS News-Leader

Okapi remembered her
News Leader 'The okai that I work with all have di

Whep Mary Margaret
Minotis came to White Oak
Conservation Center in 1995
from a northern zoo, she en-
countered a familiar okapi, an
African animal that is in the
giraffe family
"The first okapi that I ever
hand-raised at my first job was
shipped to WOCC for breeding
purposes. Several years later, I
was hired by WOCC as an okapi
keeper and that animal defi-
nitely remembered, allowing
pnc to 'l.riu-.li.l']; handle her
exactly as I had up north," said
Minotis during a recent tour of
the center located in Yulee.
"I knew that she remem-
bered me because most okapi
are pretty wary of new people,
taking some time before allow-
ing handling. The okapi that I
work with all have different tem-
peraments and they all have a
high degree of comfort level
with me," she said.
An animal lover since child-
hood, Mitotis was headed for a
veterinary career until she got
to college and realized she had
no real love for the medical field.
"I wanted to be around well


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temperaments and they all have a high
degree of '.' ;i ,': level with me.'

animals," she said..
During a zoo internship, ,,he
: li in love with hoof stock such
as zebras and antelopes and
soon determined her '; ,-
was to be a keeper rather than
a vet.
"I have been very fortunate;
my only jobs have been at the
northern zoo, which started
during my I..ll..i.,' summers,
and here at W()CC. '. Ii. that
zoo was and is an. ,.. II. insti-
tution, WOCC is unique. Here
the animals have an .,,i .1.1
amount of room to thrive iln,
which probably, no zoo any-
where is able to offer."
The White Oak Conserva-
tion Center, set on 600 acres
beside the St. Marys River, was
founded in 1982 by philanthro-
pist Howard Gilman. Surroun-
ded by thousands of acres of
lush forest and wetlands, the
center is an internationally
regarded wildlife research,
training and breeding facility

Minotis is very appreciative
of the support she has received
at the center. She has been sent
to workshops to present papers
on okapi management and has
met people-..,rl..;r, .nh okapi
at in -1.,ur,,..- ill over theworld.
Canine companions Bear
and 8 :-I-l- 1" : share their Yulee
home with Minotis and her hus-
band, Mark.
Leisure activities include
bike 6i li,'nc. oing to the beach,
reading, watching movies and
browsing the shops in down-
town Fernandina with friends.
"We like living in Yulee
because we find it very laid back
and comfortable, but so much of
'what we need to get or want to
do is very close by," said
To learn more about White
Oak visit www.whiteoakcon-
servation.org and visit www.
okapiconservation.org to learn
more about the center's okapi


to the city marina for the

Live Entertainment

Bar-BQue Raffle Drawings


Friday, August 5th
5 p.m. Registration Opens
7 p.m. Captain's Meeting
6-8 p.m.Sounds on Centre

Saturday, August 6th
6 a.m. Checkout/Fishing opens
1 p.m Weigh-In Opens
4 p.m.Weigh-In Line Closes
Live Entertainment-Tony Novelly
7:30 p.m.Awards Presentation


$5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20
Grand Prize: Two round trip tickets on AirTran anywhere they fly!
And many other great items!

1st $10,000
2nd $3,500


7th $850

(Aggregate wof2 kngfsh) 8th- $700
3rd $2,500 9th $550

4th $2000

10th- $400

5th $1,500
'Based on 100boats wth 80% ofentry ees paod o it tournament
willpy borone place for every ten boats entered

Lady Angler: 1 st Prize, $1,000; 2nd $500
Junior Angler: 1st Prize $500 Cash and
$500 Savings Bond; 2nd $500 Savings
Class of 23: 1st Prize, $1,500; 2nd $1,000
Entry Fee: $350 per boat
($400 after Jub 229.2011)

InOff shore Rodeo-$iO" F Place Per Species!
Redfish *Redfish (Most Spots) Sea Trout Flounder Sheepshead
SAmberjack Wahoo Dolphin Grouper Cobia
Entry Fee: $100 per boat ($125after July 2011)
Based on 125 boais with 80% payout
Make checks to: Nassau Sport FishingAssociation
P.O. Box 16416, Fernandina Beach. FL32035
Credit Cards Accepted- Visa/Mastercard/Discover

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"I feel lucky to be able to come to this amazing place and work with these beautiful ani-
mals every day," says Mary Margaret Minotis, shown feeding Romakari, one of the
okapi at White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee.


Members of the communi-
ty interested in the prevention
and elimination of underage
drinking and other drug use
within Nassau County are
invited to attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and
Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) meeting on
Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a nonprofit
coalition created to support
and encourage drug-free
lifestyles for the youth of
Nassau County. It meets the

third Tuesday of every month
at 4 p.m. at the County
Building at 86026 Pages Dairy
Road, Yulee.
For more information, visit
www.nacdac.org or call Susan
Woodford at 261-5713, ext.
Diabetes help
The Nassau County Health
Department is offering a
series of four, two-hour dia-
betes classes on Mondays
Sept. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 6-8
p.m. at the Family Education
Center/Yulee Full-Service

School on 86207 Felmor
Registration fee is $40
(this includes all four classes)
and $20 for Nassau County
School District or Nassau
County government employ-
ees. You are welcome to
bring a support person at no
additional cost. For qi.,r in-
or to register contact
Ashley Krajewski, MPH, RD,
LD/N, Healthy Communities
Healthy People program coor-
dinator at 548-1853 or

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For the News-Leader
The all-women country
and rhythm and blues band
Mustang Sally will perform
at the Second Annual Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-
off, Aug. 26-27 at Main
Beach on Amelia Island.
The quintet will perform
Friday, Aug. 26 at 5:30
p.m., showcasing the
group's artistry and versa-
tile musical styles.
Mustang Sally has
played high profile dates
with Dierks Bentley, Neal
McCoy, Montgomery
Gentry, Big & Rich,
Lonestar and many others,
performing to audiences
from New York to Las
Vegas, as well as in the
Middle East and Europe.
The five-member band
offers a variety of musical
influences, including clas-
sic country, blues, jazz,
Celtic and rock and roll.
The Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off is a free,
two-day event offering
entertainment and barbe-
cue from some of the top
competitors in the country.
The cook-off also fea-
tures an arts and crafts
area, remote control car
demonstrations by Amelia
Island RC, and a beach vol-
leyball tournament.
The event features
more than 50 professional
and backyard (amateur)
teams competing for more
than $20,000 in prize
money anti trophies.
In addition to Mustang
Sally, a lineup of free per-
formances is scheduled
throughout the event.
On Aug. 26, entertain-
ment includes a perform-
ance by the New Orleans-
styled Bush Doctors and
On Aug. 27, live enter-
tainment includes perform-
ances by the three-piece
string band Hoffman's
Voodoo, classic rock 'n' roll
group Touch of Grey,
acoustic instrument-based
group The Impediments
and high energy, blues-
rock band Wet Willie fea-
turing Jimmy Hall, known
for their Top 10 hit "Keep
On Smilin'."
For more information
about the Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off, to regis-
ter to participate as a back-
yafd team or for schedule
details, visit www.gstail-


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Sounds on Centre presents
classic rock 'n' roll group
Touch of Grey tonight. The
monthly outdoor concerts,
sponsored by the Historic
Fernandina Business
Association, are free to the
public and held on Centre
Street between Front and
Second streets from 6-8
p.m. Bring a chair and
your dancing shoes.
For information, sponsor-
ship opportunities or to
volunteer contact Loren
Lum at 321-1605 or
Above, a large crowd
enjoys "Parrot Head
Mania" with music by
Jimmy Parrish & the
Ocean Waves at last
month's Sounds on Centre.
Attractions.also included a
popcorn stand and even a
"flamingo head," right.

Radio show delves into library archives

Public Radio and Jacksonville Public
Library are pleased to present Lost in
the Stacks, a weekly radio show uncover-
ing gems from the library's diverse,
often-surprising music collection.
The show debuted on Thursday at 11
p.m. on 89.9 WJCT Public Radio.
Hosted by JPL librarians and music
aficionados Matthew Moyer and Andrew

Coulon, the hour-long program will focus
on influential and overlooked albums,
exploring a variety of genres and per-
formers. Moyer and Coulon created and
manage Personalized Playlists, a free
music advisory service offering library
customers personalized music recom-
mendations based on their unique tastes
arid interests.
"We're excited to do this show. It's

completely new territory for the
Jacksonville Public Library. Lost in the
Stacks will be a great opportunity to
spotlight the library's music collection
and promote its value to our community,"
said Moyer.
WJCT President and CEO Michael
Boylan says, "It is part ofWJCT's mis-
RADIO Continued on 2B

Artist Georganna Mullis
with her Melba Craven
Artist of the Year Award,
given by the Island Art

'Artist of

the Year'

Mullis key to
shaping arts

For theNews-Leader
G -,'nrganna Mullis
believes; art makes
he wm Id a gentler
place. Her peers at
the Island Art Association
believe Georganna makes it
a better place and voted her
"Artist of the Year," bestow-
ing her with the Melba
Craven Artist of the Year
Award, named after another
long-standing and admired
, Mullis is past IAA
gallery director and an all-
around fascinating woman.
I met with her in her pri-
vate studio at The Blue
Door Gallery on Centre
Street. One of her art stu-
dents had just popped in for
last-minute advice prior to a
trip abroad. Georganna,
true to form, took time out
of her busy schedule to dis-
cuss his work with him.
Georganna is always
generous with her time and
knowledge. At her drop-in
painting class at the IAA on
Tuesday, she helps novice
to accomplished artists,
effortlessly transitioning
between the two with
advice for all levels of
expertise, and lack thereof.
I fell into the latter catego-
ry, but she had me mixing
paint colors and treated my
success as a great accom-
plishment. I walked away
ART Continued on 2B


ND \

Amelia Community Theatre presents "The
Cocktail Hour" at 8 p.m. tonight and Aug. 6. Aug.
11-13 and 18-20. with a matinee Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.
The confrontations that take
place in this comedy during the
ritual cocktail hour are both
funny and poignant as an adult
son tells his family he has writ-
ten a play about them. Tickets
are $20 for adults and $10 for
students (includes college). Call
261-6749 or visit www.amelia-
To celebrate the end of its 30th anniversary
season. ACT is offering a ticket promotion for any-
one born in 1981. the year ACT was founded: pur-
chase one adult ticket and receive one free for
"The Cocktail Hour" by calling or visiting the box
office at 207 Cedar St.
.There also will'be a "happy hour" from 7-8 p.m.
Each evening performance. A specialty martini.
sponsored by The Palace Saloon. will be available
for purchase, in addition to the regular beverage
A 100-year anniversary celebration for Peck

High School will be held
today through Sunday.
Registration for the event is
at noon today at the Peck
Community Center, fol-
lowed by a picnic on the
grounds from 2-7 p.m.
On Saturday. the celebra-
tion will continue at the Crowne Plaza in
Jacksonville, beginning with cocktail hour from
5:30-630 p.m. followed by dinner, music and
dancing. Keynote speaker is Howard Kennedy.
and Maxine Thurston Fischer will also offer
reflections on Peck High School.
On Sunday at 2 p.m.. there will be a farewell
get-together at the Peck Community Center's
Willie Mae Hardy Ashley Auditorium. at which
Veronica Pace. granddaughter of William H. Peck.
will be the guest of honor. For information con-
tact James Mullen at (912) 576-
2559. Of

The second annual Amelia
Island SunSplash music festival
will be held Aug. 6-7. featuring
rock. jazz, reggae. funk. blues
and more all for free at the

beach at Sadler Road and Fletcher Avenue. Bands
include Klob, Charlie Crews, Hupp and Roy. The
Resolvers. Spred the Dub and more. DJs are Prez
Cricket and Megotron. A Kids Zone will offer face
painting, arts and crafts, giant bubble pool, sand
castle contest, rock star makeovers and a water-
melon eating contest. And everyone can groove
to the live music with food, games and drinks.
Music starts at 11 a.m. Saturday.and 11:30 a.m.
Sunday. Free parking is offered at the Days Inn.
2707 Sadler Road. and Kmart. 1525 Sadler Road.
For more information, visit www.aisunsplash.com.

On Aug. 10 from 10-11 a.m.
Master Gardeners Joe Smith
and Norm Pineault will con-
duct a Landscape Matters
class on vegetable gardening
at the James S. Page
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session will review seasonal gardening for vegeta
bles. including seeds and "starter" plants. contain-
er gardening as well as what vegetables to grow
during different seasons. The session is free and
open to the public. For information visit
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The American Legion
Post 174 will host an "Ole
Fashion Sox Hop" at the
Peck Auditorium from 8
p.m. to midnight tonight.
Everyone is invited. Come out
for the fun and laughter.
Admission is $5. For informa-
tion contact Vernetta at 583-
* *
Sons of the American
Legion Squadron 54 will
serve Boston butts with two
sides for a $10 donation on
Aug. 6 starting at 11 a.m. at
Post 54, 626 S. Third St.,
Femandina Beach. The public
is welcome. Proceeds go to
Post programs supporting vet-
erans and the community.
* *
A Union Garrison at Fort
Clinch State Park will be
held Aug. 6-7, featuring liv-
ing history interpreters who
show visitors how the sol-
diers lived during the Civil
War. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday. Call 277-7274 or visit
* *
Salt at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia
Island Pkwy., continues its
Winemaker Dinner series
on Aug. 11 with a four-
course dinner paired with
Steele Wines of Lake
County, Calif. The evening
begins at 6 p.m. with hours
d'oeuvres reception with com-
mentary from Steele
Vineyard's owner/winemaker
Jed Steele. Salt's Chef de
Cuisine Rick Laughlin will pre-
pare the menu and Salt's
sommelier will prepare two
infused salts. The price is
$125 per person, plus gratuity.
Call 277-1100 or visit
* *
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly coffee on Aug. 11
at 10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For further informa-
tion, contact Debbie Price at
deb203@aol.com or 310-
6060; or visit http://newcorner,

Join Nassau Humane
Society and the American
Cancer Society Relay for
Life of Fernandina
Beach/Yulee for a Splash
Bash Tennis Ball
Extravaganza at the NHS
Dog Park on Aug. 13 at 6
p.m. Each $10 ticket repre-
sents a numbered tennis ball
that will be thrown into the
dog park pool. Katy, a golden
retriever, will retrieve two
balls. Half of the event pro-
ceeds benefit NHS and Relay
for Life. Two winners will
divide the other half equally.
Appetizers, wine and beer will
be available.
Insurance prohibits dogs at
social events, so please leave
your best friend at home.
Tickets are on sale now at

Prosperity Bank, First Federal
Bank of Florida. NHS Dog
Park, Redbones Dog Bakery
and www.nassauhumanesoci-
ety.com. Phone Sandy Balzer
at 491-6146 for information.
* *
A Back to School
Bonanza will be held Aug.
13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
Central Park, hosted by the
Parks and Recreation
Department and Celebration
Party Rental. Enjoy back to
school giveaways from 11
a.m.-1 p.m., inflatables, face
painting, games, music and
more all free. Hamburgers,
hot dogs, popcorn, cotton
candy, snow-cones, boiled
peanuts, lemonade and more
will be available for purchase.
For information contact Jay at
277-7350, ext. 2013 or
* *
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
you to its next 3rd Friday on
3rd Street on Aug. 19 at 6
p.m. featuring John
Hendricks from the West
Nassau Historical Society.
Travel back to the mid 1880s
during the heyday of the iron
horse as you follow the tracks
of Daniel Callahan, the little
known yet charismatic Irish
American railroad contractor
and builder.
This program is free for
museum members, with a
suggested donation of $5 for
non-members. For more infor-
mation, contact Alex at 261-
7378, ext. 102.
* *
The Nassau Humane
Society will hold a Flea and
Tick Garage Sale Aug. 19
and 20, replacing the Paw
Prints Book Sale. The
garage sale will include lots of
Proceeds support the
ongoing care of animals at the
shelter. Contact Penny
Landregan at 277-1152 with
* *
Cats Angels will com-
memorate International
Homeless Animals Day on
Aug. 20 with its annual Walk
and Vigil. The walk begins
at 6 p.m. at the Central Park
gazebo on Atlantic Avenue
.and oongludes with a candle-
light vigil. Everyone is wel-
come. Visit
www.isaronline.org for more
information on International
Homeless Animals Day and
the events taking place
around the world to commem-
orate this day.

The Amelia Island Quilt
Guild invites the public to a
free program at 7 p.m. on
Sept. 13 featuring Ellen
Lindner, quilt artist and
teacher (AdventureQuilter.
com). Follow Lindner on her
creative journey, view beauti-
ful quilts, hear inspiring stories
and learn valuable quilting
techniques. The quilt guild
holds monthly meetings the
second Tuesday at the
Woman's Club, 201 Jean
La Fitte Ave.
Programs are free and
open to the public. For infor-

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Blues Festival
The inaugural Amelia Island Blues
Festival Sept. 16-17 at Main Beach will
include music, food, drinks and more with
blues artists such as Wilie "Big Eyes" Smith:
Albert Castiglia; David Gerald Band: Roger
"Hurricane" Wilson; Blistur; Conrad Oberg;
6th Street Rhythm & Blues Review and many
more. One-day passes are $15 and two-day
passes $25 in advance and available, along
with the full lineup and information, at
Preview concerts will be held Aug. 18 and
Sept. 8 from?:30-10 p.m. at Cafe Karibo, 27
N. Third St.
Jazz Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the 2011
Amelia Island Jazz Festival, Oct. 2-9, featur-
ing Buckwheat Zydeco and Nicole Henry and
an expanded look that will present headliner
events over a large portion of the St. Peter's
Episcopal Church campus in downtown
Fernandina Beach, using the lawn and park-
ing lots for additional music, food vendors,
plus dining and cocktail areas. Purchase tick-
ets at www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com, call
(904) 504-4772 or e-mail
info@ ame.iasla indla zlzsiiV al.: corm
Music cruises
Amelia River Cruises Adult EV'OB
Twilight Tours are held Ironm "-' p m each
night. Artisls include Hupp IAuq 7 14 and
28); Larry LeMier iAug 6 10 17 21.24 and
31); PewSchmidl iAuq 9 16. 23 and 3,0)
Sean McCanhy (Aug 12 and 1.91 anr. Terry
Smith & Dogg Brothers iAug 13) Tickies are
$29 per person at 1 Nonh From Si ,
Fernandira Beach or call 261 -9972 or book
online at www.amellarivercruises corn

Free creative music classes are being
offered for two- to four-year-olds al The
Amelia Island Parent Cocperarrve Pi-schcool
from 10:15-11 15 am on Aug 11 and 18
Only a few spols remain for Ihe 111h Shea
Zaccaro, voice.'piano instrucltr and AlPCP
president. wll lead the classes according to
"This is Music Preschool' : urriculum which
will also oe caught weekly i:. enrolled Slu-
dents throughout the school year A craii andl
snack will be provided, and sblings .are wel-
come. Space is limited Call 261 -1161 or
email m.b rawls@comcast net
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia island Cotfee 207 Centre 5.r
hosts a music circle on Salurdays rcom 7 30-
10 p.m. featuring great local musicians
Admissior is tree and all are welcome Corme
enjoy dessert cohee and music
cafl Kaibo
Cafe Kranib, 27 N Third $1 live music
Friday and Saturday trom 6-9 p m on the
patio outside live mu usi Surindays3 / ulid'e
from 5-8 p Call ;27 -52.9 '.52- l,
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SDg Star Ta ern 10' N Second St. live:
music, Visil Dog Star on Facebc'ok Call 277-
Green Turtle
The Green Turne 14 5 Th ri Sr I'.
music. Ca I 321-2324
The Hammerhead
The Hamrnerhead 2045 Soulir, Fielcher

mation visit aiquilters.com.
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RAIN Humane Society
will hold its second annual
BBQ & Bluegrass on Sept.
17 from 5-8 p.m., hosted by
Cotton-Eyed Joes. A $10
donation includes barbecue
dinner with dessert, iced tea
and all the music and dancing
you can stand. Full cash bar
will be available through
Cotton-Eyed Joes, and a
silent auction is planned.
Enjoy the mountain music of
local banjo playing veterinari-
an Dr. Jim O'Brien and his hill-
billy band of pickers and grin-
ners. Tickets will be sold at
the door the day of the event.
To go dinners will be avail-


Adult classes for August
at the Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina
Beach, include Drop in Art by
Georganna, every
Wednesday from 10 a.m.-
noon. Call Georganna for
information at 556-5724 or
email galartist@yahoo.com.
Thursday Morning Painters
meet from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Contact Gretchen Williams at
491-3171 or gretchwi@com-
cast.net. Exploring Color in
Painting, acrylics and oils, will
meet Aug. 22, 23 and 26 from
9 a.m.-noon. Contact Sharon
Haffey at 310-9194 or (404)
663-4996. The instructors are
exhibiting artist members of
the Island Art Association.

The Amelia Island
Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery will present a fram-
ing seminar, "The Do's and
Don'ts and Everything in
Between," on Aug. 15 at 7

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sity, and this new program is

Ave., karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
"O" DJ. Follow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St., Gabe's Jazz
Jam the first Tuesday of every month; other
three Tuesdays, Acoustic in the Round at 7
p.m.; second and third Wednesdays at 7
p.m., Indigo Film Club; open mike night
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; live music Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Call 261-7222.
Larry & The Backtracks perform one
Thursday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Cafe, 19 S. Third St. Upcoming dates are
Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3. Call 432-8213.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at 7:30
p.m.; wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6 30
p.m., with 10 wines'for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment,
dan tournament every Tuesday at 7 30 p m.:
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30 p.m the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8.30
p m -midnght and Friday and Saturday from
8 30 pm -12.30 a.m Call 261-1000. Visit
www okanes.com

Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St. enter-
lanment most nights Call Bill Childers at
491-3332 or email at bill@thepalacesaloon.
com ro reserve VIP seating

Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave live entertainment every night
Call 310-6904. Visit www.SandyBottoms
Amelia corn

Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S.
FleTcher Ave The Macy's in the lounge from
6-10 pm tonight and 7-11 p.m Aug 6;
sraggin in Ihe lounge Sundays from 4-7
p m; Pli Pili in the tiki bar Wednesdays from
5 30-9 30 p m live music in the bar all
weekend. Call 277-6652. Visit www slider-
sseaside com Join Sliders on Facebook and

Snapper's Bar & Seafood Grill,
960062 Gateway Blvd at the foot of the
Shave Bridge, Amelia Island, Cillikaya Chill,
Reggae at 8 p m tonight, David Milam at 5
p m and Pat Waters, high energy soloist, at
8 p m Aug 6, Stu Weaver of St Augustine at
5 p m Aug 7, Karaoke on Mondays at 8
p m Trivia on Tuesdays at 6.30 p.m. and
Ladies Night on Thursdays at 7 p m Call
491.6888 Visil www snappersbarand-
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The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199 South
Fletcher Ave Andy Haney tonight, Gary
Kenislon Aug 6. Larry and The Backtracks
and Reggie Lee Aug 7, Andy Haney Aug 8,
Gary Kenison Aug. 9, DJ Roc Aug. 10; Larry
and The Backtracks Aug. 11; and Richard
Stranon Aug 12 Music is 5-9 p m Monday
through Thursday. 6-10 p.m Friday and
Saturday and noon-4 p m and 5-9 p.m
Sunday Call 261-5711

p.m. Stephanie Medina,
owner of the Waterwheel
Gallery and custom frame
shop, will cover all aspects of
framing, including repurpos-
ing, archival, matting, resizing,
framing on a budget, art
school vs. real world framing
and thinking "outside of the
The gallery is located at 94
Amelia Village Circle at the
Spa and Shops at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. The
program is free and open to
the public. Call 432-1750.

Osprey Village, in part-
nership with The Plantation
Artists' Guild & Gallery, will
host an art showcase on
Aug. 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. at
the Plantation Gallery, 94
Amelia Village Circle in the
Spa & Shops at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation.
The gallery will unveil a
new collection of works in
watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel,
mixed media, photography
and sculptures, many brand
new and for sale for the first
time. Enjoy gourmet hours
d'oeuvres and wine provided
by Osprey Village and meet
the artists. RSVP to 277-8222
or Concierge@ Osprey-
Village.com by Aug. 22.
* *
The Amelia Island Artists
Workshop is offering three
different workshops: in
watercolor, oil and encaus-
tic, in September.
Registration deadline is 30
days prior to each workshop,
The first is Sept. 9-11 with
watercolor portrait artist
Suzanna Winton; followed by
classical oil painter Leah
Lopez, Sept. 10-12; and Linda
Womack, encaustic (bees-
wax) painter, Sept. 12-16.
For information and regis-

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Longacre at 415-3900 or
Sandra Baker-Hinton at 491-
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Amelia Community
Theatre announces summer
workshops for its February
2012 production of "Into the
Woods," written by James
Lapine with music and lyrics
by Stephen Sondheim.
Workshops will cover
vocals, discussion of charac-
ters, simple choreography
and questions and answers
and will be held from 7-8 p.m.
at ACT main stage lobby, 207
'Cedar St., on Aug. 8, 15, 22
and 29. Contact director Jill
Dillingham at 321-1251 or
* *
Amelia Community
Theatre's Teen Troupe will
perform An Evening of
Monologues at 7:30 p.m. on
Aug. 9 in the Studio Theatre
at 209 Cedar St. Tickets are
$5 and will be sold at the door
only, beginning at 7 p.m. For
more information, call 261-
* *
"Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels" opens Aug. 10
at Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Show times are
8 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Doors open at 6 p.m.
and buffet at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees are at 1:15
p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m.,
with buffet at 11:15 a.m.
Sunday matinees are at 2
p.m. Doors open at noon and
the buffet at 12:15 p.m.
Tickets start at $42 for adults
and $35 for children. Call
(904) 641-1212 or visit

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our diverse audience, and
Lost in the Stacks will add to
our expanding inventory of
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What would have hap-
pened if Georganna had not
returned to our island?
I asked Georganna what
she believes is important
about art. She paused, then
pointed out that art can
enrich the lives of many, and
calm angry, mean people.
"Art makes the world a
gentler place," she said.
If that is true, then
Georganna has helped to
make this island a gentler
Paula Porterfield-Izzo is a
member and exhibiting artist
of the Island Art Association
and head of publicity for the
nonprofit organization. Visit

ART Continued from 1B
feeling as if I had, indeed,
accomplished a great deal.
As I waited for their con-
versation to conclude, I
admired her artwork. An
inquiring tourist stopped in
with a question about a found
art piece. Since I didn't have
the answers, I suggested she
ask Georganna. Once again,
Georganna took the time to
speak with the tourist. In spite
of her busy schedule, she did
not show any indication of
being rushed.
After I finished setting up
my video camera and I
watched her settling in, it
became apparent to me why
she made such a great gallery
director for the Island Art
Association. Yes, she is kind
and generous, but anyone
who knows her will tell you
there is much more. She has
a strength that is rooted as
deeply as her roots to
Fernandina Beach.
Fernandina Beach was a
vacation destination in
Georganna's youth, since her
mother's extended family
already lived here. Georganna
was in high school when her
father passed away and her
mother moved to Fernandina
Beach to be close to family.
Georganna graduated from
Fernandina Beach High '
School and like many youth,
decided to move away in
1960. But she was called back
in 1970 and raised her three
children here. All remain on
the island and all have found
their niches within it. Her son
owns the famous T-Ray's
restaurant that is a favorite
with locals. Her daughter
Lisa, a well-known restaura-
teur, owns the Mustard Seed
Cafe. Her oldest daughter has
found her niche working with
The Travel Agency. It speaks
volumes about a place and a
family that remains rooted
together in one place.
Georganna is one of the
founding members of the
Island Art Association. Before
its inception she was part of a
loosely knit group of artists
that would sell their works at
the Shrimp Festival.
Georganna has fascinating
stories to tell about the early
days of the festival, but more
fascinating is the resilience
necessary to actively take
part in the evolution of the
Shrimp Festival, the Island
Art Association and
Fernandina Beach itself.
As time went on this group
of artists decided to create a
formal group, since the arts
and crafts portion of the
Shrimp Festival was growing.
What was once a small festi-
val with shrimp boat races at
the marina was expanding to
Centre Street. The Shrimp
Festival Committee was
formed, with the Arts and
Crafts portion as an arm.
Georganna helped to create
what has become a huge arts
These artists decided the
mission of the Island Art
Association would be to pro-
mote the arts within the com-
munity. They opened their
first gallery in the mid to late
1970's, renting an upstairs
space on Centre Street. They
quickly outgrew that and
moved to a downstairs gallery
with a more visible location.
Georganna started off paint-
ing in'watercolors, then oils,
but seemed to find her pas-
sion in acrylics. She admits,
however, to enjoying and
teaching all mediums.
"I've been painting all my
life!" she laughs.
The struggling artists
formed a co-op and with
money raised from the
Shrimp Festivals, eventually
purchased their own building
on three downtown lots.
When the opportunity arose,
they bought the Island Art
Association building on North
Second Street. Recently, they
were able to build the
Education Centre next door.
This was all done by artists,
with Georganna chairing
committees and volunteering
for numerous board positions.
Today, the Island Art
Association provides art sup-
plies to local schools, free
classes to children and pro-
grams to the Council on


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for pediatric office. Full time with
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New Home Sales Amelia National.
Cbmpetltive compensation and benefits
package available. Real Estate License
Preferred. Email resume to:
Baptist Primary Care. 2 years exp req.
25-30 hrs/wk., Tues, Wed, Thurs with
benefits. Fax resume to 904-391-5659.
$2500 SIGN ON for OTR Drivers!!
looking for a job that gets you home?
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all...Visit us at the GATS show in Dallas
Aug 25-27 Booth #20150. Excellent
home time. Great benefits package.
Paid vacation & holidays. Class A CDL
required. 1-88-454--7995.
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. .No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
interviewing for' an entry level front
office file clerk. Ability to multitask is
key. Full time candidates please fax
resume to (904)277-8487.
Duties from the sublime to the ridicu-
lous. Need to have great customer
service; -skills, i corganizatjonal skills,
communicationskills & computer skills
a plus. No lazy people, no whiners.
Only positive out lookers need apply.
Full time position available. Must stop
by to apply. Rowland's Upholstery Plus,
1120 S. 8th St., Femandina Beach.
STYLE AMERICA is hiring licensed
hairstylists. Full time and part-time
available. Call Susie (904)277-7898.
CARE now hiring In Nassau County.
Seeking energetic role models for part
time positions. Also hiring Part time
'bus drivers. Please complete
application at the McArthur YMCA or
visit www.firstcoastymca.org/mcarthur
EOE/ Drug Free Workplace
HEAT & AIR JOBS Ready to work?
3-wk accelerated program. Hands' on
environment. Nationwide certifications
& local job placement assistance. (877)
994-9904.. ANF
- with foodservice experience for
Fernandina and Southeast Georgia.
Fax resume to (904)356-0772.

.201 Help Wanted.

TECHNICIAN with various talents in
Gas, Diesel & Hydraulics repairing
Construction Equipment for a growing
independent Rental Company in Saint
Marys, Georgia. Competitative pay &
benefits. Send resume to trilanead-
min@tds.net or (912)576-1903

are looking for an outgoing, friendly,
organized person to help with front
desk duties in our caring family
oriented dental practice. Computer
skills required. Dental assisting skills
or previous front desk experience is
preferred. Send resume' to Mark
Olbina, DDS, 1699 S. 14th St., Suite
21, Femandina. If you have questions
call 277-8500.
DRIVERS CDL-A start up to 45 per
mile. Sign-on bonus. Great home time.
Lease purchase available. Experience
required. (800)441-4271 ext FL-100,
HornadyTransportation.com. ANF
complete bulk pneumatic rigs only.
Relocate to Texas for tons of work.
Great company/pay. Gas cards/Quick
pay available. (800)491-9029. ANF

204 Work Wanted
Christian widow in exchange for a'place
to live in FB/AI. Call 335-0680

301 Schools &
ALLIED HEALTH Career Training -
Attend college 100% online. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV
certified. www.CenturaOnline.com or
call (800)481-9409. ANF
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Medical, business, paralegal, account-
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assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
high paying Aviation Maint. Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
3769. ANF

305 Tutoring
Fridays 9:45 at "ABC" 1303 Jasmine
St., #102. Back-to-school tutoring
special: 6 sessions for. $125 (Exp.
9/30/11) call Korrin 904-415-0674.

306 Lessons/Classes

503 Pets/Supplies
months old). High spirited, 65 Ibs, both
female. Free to GOOD home with room
to run. (904)910-2766
- 8 weeks old. $300/080. (904)849-
good home. Also, REWARD for return
of red male chow, goes by "Chang".
Call (904)225-9940.
need great homes. Call 556-2604.

601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE at 85635 Phillips Rd.
8/4 thru 8/6 (8am-5pm). Household
Items, Christmas decor, 30 gal.
aquarium, 1993 Land Rover Range
Rover (runs great, needs Interior work
& TLC).
MOVING SALE Sat. 8/6, 8am-2pm.
1607 Penbrook Dr., Lakewood.
Centre St., is making retail sales space
available for rent. Various sizes.
Available 8/15/11. (904)556-5722

HOME REPAIRS Drywall, carpentry, LESSONS for guitar, banjo, dobro Fri. 8/5 & Sat. 8/6, 8am-pm. Lots of
decks, docks. Large & small projects. bass, petal steel. $15 per hour. Call stuff. 86637 Peeples Rd., Yulee.
Licensed & Insured. (904)206-0005 Henry (904)277-6796. MI Tr..eAMIr V c1 - .- iJile

"No job too large or small."
Free estimates (904)208-3220
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
small handywoman to major renova-
tions. Permit help, do-it-yourself, sweat
equity, home cleaning, etc. Please call
for immediate quotes. (904)535-9848

Home Inspections, Mold Assessing,
Mold Remediation & Remodeling -
State certified in all areas. Free
estimates. Call (904)237-7324.
CHRISTIAN LADY looking for in-
terior house painting only. I have good
reference, dependable, trustworthy.
Please call Phyllis (904)624-3424.

207 Business
CAFE 4 SALE Small easy to run
operation, owner will train & finance for
right buyer. Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal
Realty 904-261-2770.

404 Money To Loan
- As seen On TV. Injury lawsuit
dragging? Need $500-$500,000+
within 48 hrs? Low rates. Apply now by
phone. Call today toll free (800)568-
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located south end of Clinch Dr. Fri. &
Sat., 8am-lpm. Child race car bed,
clay pots, hanging baskets, bear &
clown collections.
8/6/11, 9am SHARP-? Furniture, tools,
blue glass, crystal, Thomas Kinkaid
ceramics, Harley Davidson leather,
safe, PING clubs & bag, New arrivals!!!
INSIDE AAAA Storage off 8th St.,
follow signs See Craigslist for'

I 601 Garage Sales
Marlin Ct. Household items, furniture,
and a beginner artist set. Sat. 8/6,
8am 1 pm.
EVENING SALE Fri. 8/5, 5pm-9pm &
Sat. 8/6, 8am-12 noon. Downsizing
large household. Furniture, tools,
clothing. Too much to mention. 2114
Calais Ln.
YARD SALE 2031 Russell Rd., Lot
14. Sat. 8/16, 8am-2pm.
RAISER Sat. 8/6, 8am-2pm. At the
High School, 435 Citrona Drive. ,Lots
of good merchandise!
GARAGE SALE 1605, Highland St.
Fri. 8/5 & Sat. 8/6, 9am-2pm. Books,
housewares, clothes, bike, helmets,
toys, misc. items.
HUGE YARD SALE Fri. 8/5 & Sat.
8/6, 8am-5pm. 87406 Haven Rd. Take
Chester to Roses Bluff to Haven.

607 Antiques
& Collectibles
- Cabinet in good condition. Asking
$595. (904)225-7321 i

609 Appliances
FOR SALE Refrigerator, stove and
dishwasher. $650 (904)261-9426

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

613 Television
DIRECTV Summer Special 1 year
free Showtime. 3 mos free HBO/Starz,
Cinemax. NFL Sunday Ticket free -
Choice Ultimate/Premier pkgs from
$29.99/mo. Call by 8/15 (800)363-
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Residential, Commercial, Associations
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Flowerbeds, Mulch. Cleanups
Irrigation Repairs & Installs
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Free Estimales / Affordable, Quality Work
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Lawn Care. Shrub Prep & Mulch Replacement
Edging, Hedge and Winter Maintenance
Irrigation Sod Replacement. Tree Trimming


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Exterior Windows
Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed



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to beach (904)261-3437

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$59,000. Call (904)487-4939.


802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE !979 Skyline,
12x61. 2BR/1BA. very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000

805 Beaches
Visit w.ww.OceanfrontAmella.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gcdeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

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

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furnished, realtor part owner, 2nd floor,
pool, tennis, dune walk over, garage
parking. 3460 S. Fletcher. $759,000.
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I 817 Other Areas

NC MOUNTAINS 4.76 wooded acres
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available. Call today (800)699-1289 or
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ATION SW Florida coast. Brand new,
upscale 2BR/1BA, 1675 sf condo only
$179,900. (Similar unit sold for
$399,900). Prime downtown location
on the water. Call now (877)888-7571
ext 28. ANF

suite w/pvt bath. Prefer mature person
on SS or retired vet or disabled vet
Call Glenn for details (904)548-9707

852 Mobile Homes
remoceleo. $675/mo. Water included.
Small pets OK. Yulee. (904)501-5999
2BR/1BA SWMH in Blackrock area.
Service animals only. $700/mo. + $700
deposit. (904)583-5969'
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-
5577. .
ON ISLAND 2 & 3BR SWMH in park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo .+ dep. Utils avail. 2BR/2BA
Duplex includes utils. 261-5034
2BR/1.5BA SWMH New paint &
carpet, near. 1-95 on Johnson Lake.
W/D included. Service animals only.
$650/ mo. + $650 dep. Call 277-7132.
1 acre fenced, LR, den, F/P, large deck.
Security + 1st month. $900/mo. Call
Kate at (904)491-0112.
acre, with fireplace. Great condition.
Great yard. $850/mo. + dep. Please
call (904)321-7454.
95114 GENTRY LN. Nassauville,
3BR/2BA, porches, water conditioner.
$950/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
Yulee. Private. (904)225-5419
S., $600/mo + $600 deposit. Service
animals only. (904)583-2009



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FRiD.\. AL jL ST 5.2011 CLASSIFIEDS Nc\ws-Leadcr 5B

854 Rooms

by the beach. Kitchen privileges.
Utilities included. $600/mo. Non-
smoker. Call 491-9967 or cell

S 855 Apartments

AT BEACH 1BR $225/wk + dep.
Utils incl. Also, 2 & 3BR SWMH in park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034

856 Apartments

Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap 'Accessible
apartments available. This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

OCEAN VIEW 1BR/1BA, carpet,
CH&A, patio. Includes sewer, water, &
garbage. $675/mo. + $775 deposit.

Affordable Living Rent based on in-
come for eligible seniors, handicapped
or disabled persons. 1 & 2 bedrooms.
Sandridge Apartments (904)277-8722.
Handicap Accessible Apartments avail-
able. *This institution is an equal
opportunity provider, and employer.

area. $895/mo. + utilities. Condo -
2BR, $800/mo. Call (847)867-3163 or
email ghr56@aol.com

857 Condos-Furnished

AMELIA LANDING Sadler Rd. Nicely
furnished 2BR/2BA villa, view of lake,
screened porch. $900 includes water,
garbage, & sewer. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006

block from beach. Utilities included.
$895/mo. Call (904)261-0816 or cell

2.5BA Upgraded oceanside townhouse.
Access to beach club, tennis court &
pools. Long Term $1500/mo + util.
Water/sewer incl. (904)491-4904

2 blocks from beach. $900/mo. Please
call (904)277-8545.

3BR/2BA, ground floor Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit. $925. (904)261-5630

Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos in
gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Live the Amelia Lakes life.
Starting at just $749/mol Call Tammy
for our fall special at (904) 415-6969
for a showing, www.amelialakes.com

2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookups,
fitness center. $950/mo., includes
water/sewer. Call (904)261-2061.

859 Homes-Furnished
3BR/2BA, 2-car gar, gated, comm
pool, 5 mins/beach. Rental by day, wk,
mth, yr. (904)261-6204/206-0035

bonus room, In Lofton Pointe, garage,
fully furnished. $1500/mo. Call Ana

859 Homes-Furnished
with 1-car garage. No smoking.
$1850/mo. Call (301)990-8264.

community. 3BR/2BA. Call (904)753-

2.5BA at 2184-B First Ave, 2 car gar-
age & 1 block from the beach! $1500/
mo. Also, 3BR/3BA oceanfront, 3008
S. Fletcher, $2000/mo. 912-270-3239

860 Homes-Unfurnished
4BR/3.5BA 3,000+ Sq. Ft Very
spacious and beautiful 2 story home in
River Glen. Community pools,
playground, fitness center & more.
$1575/ mo. 1+ year lease. Contact
Diana at (904)554-7927

S 863 Office
BUSINESS SUITE (approximately
1200 sq. ft.) located at 5174 1st Coast
Highway, Femandina Beach, FL. For
leasing information, contact Tom
Swinson at (904)556-6162.
GUARANTEED' Includes FREE Internet
and Fax Service' Only 3 Spaces
Remain: 1008, 1018 & 1400 sq. ft.
SUITES no long term commitment,
move in today. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty (904)261-2770.
2300 sq. ft. Will divide. Centrally
located at US Hwy 17 & A1A. Call
(904) 225-2195.

864 Commercial/Retail



SPACIOUS HOME in gated Floral Shop, $450. Indoor & outdoor
community. $2,600/mo. 3BR/2.5BA, 415-1540
bonus room, large lot. (904)430-0120.

FOR RENT 2-3BR/2BA home, fenced
yard, on island. (904)415-0371

beach in quiet cul-de-sac. Large 2 car
garage w/storage. All modern applianc-
es, breakfast area, Pergo wood floors,
fireplace, large deck & BBQ area,
fenced private lot. $1685/mo. (land-
scaping not incl) Avail Sept 1st. Pets
ok. Write to mmcqown5@vahoo.com
with phone #. Virtual touravail.

3BR/2.5BA HOME located in gated
community.,Granite countertops, wood
floors, SS appliances & many extras.
$1300 + $1300 dep. (904)237-7324

1557 SOUTH 8TH ST. $800. 850
sq. ft. Available 9/1/11. Call David
753-2081 or 261-3077.
NASSAU CO. 1,500 SF on up. 626
S. 8th St. High visibility & low rates.
Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal Realty (904)
1000sf next to Red Otter. Excellent
visibility and traffic flow. Light & freshly
painted. $14 PSF. (904)583-2779.
Buildings 1 & 2. 1250 sq. ft. ADA res-
trooms, office/retail space w/ware-
house. Water/sewer/garbage inc. Call
Dave Turner 277-3942. Units start at
$1250 + tax per month w/year lease.

secluded waterfront acre and a half. 1559 SOUTH 8TH ST. $800. 600
$1550/mo. Call (904)753-1057. sq. ft. Available 8/1/11. Call David
173-2081 or 261-3077.

3BR/2.5BA 2 blocks from beach,
community pool, lawh care provided, 2
car garage. Modem home with large
sun room. $1850/mo. + deposit. Call

2BR/1BA. All appliances Including W/D.
Storage building. So very nice. $1000/
mo. 524 S. 7th St. (904)557-6501.

FLORA PARKE Lg 4BR family home.
Hdwd floors thru-out, formal dining rm,
separate office, screened porch, fenced
yard on pond. $1300/mo. 753-1820

4thBR/Offlce, fenced, garage, 9'X
28'screereed lanai, FP, large master
features huge bath, garden tub, large
shower and 9'X 11" walk-in closet.
Available at $1300 monthly plus
deposit. Call to see 904-469-8903 or
email jeanle@witsdom.com

3BR/2BA Large upper duplex across
road from beach. Available mid August.
$1300 Includes W/D, carport, storage
shed. 04)710-5884'

2 HOMES For Rent Off Island 3BR/
2.5BA, $1500. Captain Pointe Rd. 4BR/
2BA, $850. Peeples Rd. Call The Real
Estate Centre, Inc. (904)206-1370

861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

863 Office
Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-500lsf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644

FREE RENT Great location. Front
small office w/warehouse & bay door,
or small office space available. For
details call (904)310-9971.


Real Estate, Inc.

3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/1 BA
Furnished $1200/mo. + utilities.
*1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/IBA,
approx. h243 sq.ft. $1200/mo. +
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. Downstairs
2BR/IBA, I car garage. $900/mo.
LY 2BR/ IBA Ocean-view. 487 S.
Fletcher.Across the street from the
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balcony areas. Pets ok. On Island. $1,600/mo.
95392 Sonoma Drive 2641 sf4BR/2.5BA two story home in
Woodbridge community. Screened lanai overlooks large fully
fenced backyard. Upgraded kitchen with plenty of cabinet space
opens to big family room. Master suite upstairs. Well
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1520 Amelia Circle 2378 sf. 4BR/3BA single family home
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2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia Island
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2642 Delorean Street 1369 sf. 3BR/2BA home located in
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86198 Augustus Avenue 1703 sf. 3BR/2BA beauty in
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31010 Paradise Commons #412 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA ground
floor unit in Anelia Lakes. Large bedrooms with ceiling fans.
Kitchen overlooking living room. Screen porch with storage.
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31135 Paradise Commons #626 1143 s. 2BR/2BA upstairs
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314 S 14th Street 836 sf. 2BR/1.5BA Island cottage home
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Million Dollars Paid out so far this week at Local Coin Shows as

people cash in due to record high Gold and Silver Prices!



ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio
and running television spots this week asking
people to bring in any old silver and gold coins
made before 1965. Those that bring in their coins
will be able to speak '.'.,th collectors one on one
and have their coins looked at by a specialist.
With the help of these ICCA members, offer.:, ..ill
be made to those that have coins made before
1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold
content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made
before 1965 will be examined and purchased
including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars,
all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide
to sell their coins will be paid on the spot;:
If you are like a lot of people you might have
a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying
around. If you have ever v, ordered, what they are
worth now might be your chance to find out and
even sell them if you choose. They could be v orth
a lot according to the International Coin Collectors
Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will
pay a fortune for some coins and currency for there
collections. If it is.rare enough, one coin could be
worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms,
coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare
dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9
million to a collector in July of 2007. While that
is an extreme example, many rare and valuable
coins are slashed away in dresser drae.vrs or
lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and
its collector members have organized a traellng
event in search of all types of coins and currency.
Even common coins can be .v.orh a significant
amount due to the high price of silver and .gold,
says Helms. Washington quarters and Roose..ell
dimes can be worth many times their face ..'al.,e.
Recent silver markets have driven the price up on
com rmn coih:a mrde of si'.er Helmx explains -+ot
all half dollars, quarters and dimes made before
1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after
any time silver prices rise Righi now it's a sellers
market he said.
The -arest coins these :ollctors are I oking
for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold
coins and any coin made before 1850. These

Any and all coins made before 1965, rare
coins, entire collections, Silver Dollars,
Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimers,
Nickels, Three Cent Pieces, Two Cent Pieces,
Cents, Lar.ge Cents, Half Cents and all others.
Gold Jewelry, Silver Jewelry, Gold Buillion
Diamond rings, bracelets, earrings, loose
diamonds, all gem stones, scarp gold, broker,
jewelry etc.
Anything made of Platinum.
Including $20, $10, $5, $4, $3, $2.5,
$1, Private Gold,.Gold Bars, etc.
Kruggerands, Canadian Maple Leafs,
Pandas, Gold Bars, U.S. Eagles and
Buffalos, etc.
All denominations made before 1934.

coins always bring big premiums oCco.idri to the
ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought aoi'
COiher types of items the ICCA -...1 be
purchasing during this event include U.S. currency,
gold .ull,'en, investment gold, silver bars, silver
rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are
sought after and will be purchased.
Also at this event anyone can sell their
gold jewelry, dental gold or anything
made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently
trading at Record Highs. Bring ar,thinr-: you think
might be gold and the collectors will examine, test
and price it for free. If you decide to sell, you will
be paid on -he spot it has been an unknown
fact that coin dealers have always paid more for
jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and
pawn brokers.
So v.hether you have one coin you think might
be valuable or a large collection you .recently
inherited, you can talk to these collectors for
free. If you're lucky you may have a rarity, worth
thousands. Either way there is nothing to lose and
it sounds like fun!
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