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WFDNaFDA.: SEP7 MBER 26,2012/28 PAGES 2 SEcToNS .'bnewsleadercom


Landfill



to cost



$500K



a year
GARRETT PELICAN
News Leader
Nassau County officials aim to
close the county's landfill operations
by Thanksgiving three years after it
quit accepting trash but the cost of
monitoring the site could cost half a
million dollars a year for the next three
decades, authorities said.
Once the landfills are sealed, the
county would no longer spend any
money on operating costs, but it proj-
ects to amass about $15 million in
monitoring costs during the next 30
years, an audit revealed. That amounts
to an expense of $500,000 every year
during that span.
Ron Whitesides, an accountant for
the county's auditor, Purvis, Gray and
Company, likened the ongoing costs to
a home mortgage. "We're talking
about (roughly) $500,000 per year of
future monitoring costs that the coun-
ty will have to budget for the next 30
years, as these landfills are moni-
tored," Whitesides told commission-
ers.
According to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency,
which regulates landfills, operators
are required to keep tabs on the sites
years after they close to monitor chem-
ical levels and detect any liquid or gas
contaminants that may be leaking into
LANDFILL Continued on 3A


ROYALTY


BETF JO.NES/NEWS-LEADER
Michelle Stemrich was crowned queen and Tyler Zutell king as
Yulee High School celebrated homecoming Friday night at half-
time of the football game. The Hornets won, 45-28, and Derrick
Heniy set a new state record for rushing yardage in a single
game. Story, IB.


NEWBOYS & GIRLS CLUB


A new Boys & Girls
Club, the Roberts
Learning and
Achievement Center
on Lime Street,
opened Monday on
Nassau County
School Board prop-
erty near Southside
Elementary School.
The public is invited
to a grand opening
Sunday, Oct. 14
from 1-4 p.m. Story,
14A.
SUBMrrTED PHOTOS


Commission OKs


at city airport


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
Nerws-Leader
A "tree mitigation" plan at the
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport
was approved unanimously by city com-
missioners at their meeting Sept. 18.
According to the resolution, the city
has entered into a joint participation
agreement with the Florida Depart-
mert of Transportation for the tree-
clearing project at a total cost of
$275,000. .
The city's share is $55,000 and the
FDOTis awarding a grant of $220,000,
or 80 percent of the cost.
Andrew Holesko of engineering
firm Passero Associates of Jacksonville,
which is managing the project, said
several hundred trees at the city airport
would be affected.
According to Holesko, trees cho-
sen for the mitigation project are locat-
ed around runways 04/22, 13/31 and
09/27, where they present obstacles
to takeoff and landing. '


Of those trees. 75percent of them,
predominantly pines, will be removed,
and 25 percent, mostly oak trees, will be
trimmed, Holesko said. All the trees
slated for trimming or removal are on
city property, Holesko said, although
some are outside the airport's fence..
Holesko said the plan also includes
planting lower-growing species such
as crape myrtles. to be chosen by the
city's planning department. Some dec-
orative white fencing is also included in
the plan, he said.
Holesko said the project would soon
be put out to bid and that he expected
it to be completed within about four
months.
Removaloftrees on and around air-
port property has been controversial
since the subject was first broached
last year.The city trimmed its original
plan for tree removal at the airport,
golf course and on rights of way in
nearby neighborhoods after public
complaints.
adaughatry@bnewsleadercom


City extends pact


for
ANGI

City conm
week to eL'te
FlortdaDepa
for the city to
road crossing
other railroad
2015.
The origin
the crossing,
February 201
have been
approval for f
the crossing
that date.
According
agreement a
install fencir
improve ped
The apprc
in'a docume
understanding
Coast Railro
approved by
2010.
According,
ment, the city
the Alachua
crossings at


Alachua crossing
ELADAUGHTRY Associates $17,686 for engineering
'News-Leader design for the project, as well as com-
mitted an additional S7,566. It was also
missioners voted 4-1 last estimated that the Utilities Department
nd an agreement-with the has spent about $20,000 on the project
rtmentofTraneportalioe so far.
fund and construct a rail- According to an email from city
ig at Alachua Street and Project Manager/Engineer Glenn
d crossings by February Semanisin, the $750,000 allocated for
all railroad crossings includes $217,160
final agreement required for Alachua'Street paving and drainage;
g to be completed by $260,000 for the Alachua Street rail-
13, but city commissioners road crossing and $425,000 for Centre
reluctant to give full and Ash Street crossing improvements.
funding of the project, and Since 2009 the city has also spent
will not be completed by $24,394 for obtaining an FDOT/CSX
permit to open the Alachua crossing
g to a city document, the and $25,153 for construction plans and
lso "requires the city to permits for sidewalks, paving and
ng along the railroad to storm drainage piping on Alachua
estrian safety." Street, Semanisin said.
oval by FDOT is specified 'The next step would be to provide
ent that also contains an funds to First Coast Railroad so that
ng between FDOT, First, their contractors can begin actual con-
ad and CSX, which was. struction of the new crossing,gates,
y city commissioners in lights and control systems," Semanisin
wrote. "The city would separately need
g to the finance depart- to bid out the paving and drainage
r has set aside $750,000 for work n Alachua Street and award that


Street and other railroad
nd.has paid Zev Cohen


ALACHUA Continued on 3A


Jobs for Fernandina


a goal of initiative.
ANGELA DAUGHTRY much-needed jobs. The initiative
News-Leader developed over the last year with


A group of a dozen residents rep-
resenting a variety of city interests met
Thursday at the city police station to
discuss the creation of new jobs in
Fernandina Beach through a new
Nassau County Economic Develop-
ment Board initiative called Nassau
Tomorrow.
Spearheaded by Steve Rieck, exec-
utive director of the NCEDB, Nassau
Tomorrow is a five-year strategic plan
that seeks to make Nassau County
more competitive in economic devel-
opment with the result of attracting
more businesses for the creation of


was
the


nelp or community leaders.
Oneway to help develop jobs in the
area, Rieck said, was to add an eco-
nomic element into the city's compre-
hensive plan. A comprehensive plan
is a written document that determines
a community's goals and aspirations.
Rieck told the group its purpose
was to form a task force to draft the
economic element into the city's com-
prehensive plan by next January. He
noted the county had put together an
economic element in its comprehen-
sive plan a few years ago.
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WI:I)NI:Si)AY, SlI:JprlM BiR 26, 2012 NEWS News Leader


OBITUARIES


John Barniak Sr.
Mr. John Barniak, Sr., age 94, of Fernandina
Beach passed away on Tuesday morning,
September 18, 2012'.at Quality Healthcare of,
Fernandina.
Born in New Britain, Connecticut on August
24, 1918, he Was the oldest of seven children
born to the late Katie Isdebsk4
Barniak and Ignatz Barniak,
who were immigrants from
Ukrania.
He served i the US. Army
from 8-20-1940 until 6-19-1945.,
He was stationed in Pa'na6ia
and Ft. Stewart, GA. While at
Ft. Stewart he met, his wife,
Isabelle Woodward, from Darien, GA and they
married in 1944.
Mr. and Mrs. Bprniak moved to Fernandina
Beach when he was discharged in 1945. They
had two sons and raised them on Amelia Island.
He worked' for his brother-in-law, Jack
Woodward, at Woodward Chevrolet Co. He later
opened Triple X Auto Parts Co., which he ran
until he retired in 1983. John's love of music and
dancing was his life's passion.
S He was a loyal member of the American
Legioh.
John was known for helping others. He spent
many years driving cancer patients to get treat-
ments in Jacksonville and Gainesville before
those treatments were available locally.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62
years, Isabelle Barniak, and brothers, Mike, Joe
and Andrew.
He will live forever in the hearts of his sur-
viving family, to include; sisters, Ann Lester and
Helen Rinaldi, both of Connecticut, many nieces
and nephews, sons, John Barniak Jr., (Carmela)
and Jackson Barniak (Connie), granddaughter,
Shannon Barniak Smith (Richey), grandson, Jay
Barniak (Megan), great-granddaughters, Skyler
Smith, Jadyn Barniak and Layken Smith, great-
grandsons, Jackson Barniak and to be born any
day now, Ridge Smith.
M~r. Barniak's family received friends on
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 5:00-7:00
pm ai Oxley-Heard Funeral'Home.
He will be laid to rest in St. Andrews
Cemetery, Darien, GA
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
heard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Gladys Elyse Fleming
Gladys Elyse Fleming of Fernandina Beach,
FL, passed away on September 21, 2012, at the
age of 82.
She is a graduate of Andrew Jackson Highi
School Class of 1949. She is survived by Edgar
D: Fleming, her husband of 63 years, her sons
Edgar D. Fleming, Jr. and his wife Pamela and
Lynwood M. Fleming and his wife Dana; her
brother Vincent Register of NYC and several
nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her
son John Richard Fleming.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
Donations may be given to St. Jude or
Community Hospice oflNoitheast Florida:

Harriet Hulse
Harriet J. Hulse, age 70, of Fernandina Beach,
passed away on Thursday evening, September
20,2012 at Shands of Jacksonville.
Born in Wichita, KS, she was the only child


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born to the late, Harry Skillman and Rubye Lutz
Clark. As a young child, she grew up'in
Oklahoma and St. Joseph, Missouri, In 1964 she
was married. In later years her husband's work
in Sales required severaJ moves to include',
Orange County, CA., Karisas, Missouri, Iowa,
and Tennessee. In 1987,-Mrs. Hulse moved to
Lawrenceville, GA, where she worked as a Postal
Carrier until retiring in 2003. At the time of her
retirement, Mrs. Hulsemoved to Fernandina
Beach, FL Since settling in Fernandina, she has
been affiliated with St. Michael Catholic Church.
She leaves behind, her children, MaryHulse,'
Lawrenceville, GAi Martha'Stewart, Dacula, GA,
Jim Hulse (Alice), Fernandina Beach,FL, eight
grandchildren, Timothy Hulse, Brandor Burton,
Matthew Burton, Jessie Stewart, Joshua Stewart,
David.Hulse, Austin Hulse and Koen Hulse,
Please share her life story and leave condo-
lences atwww.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-tleard Funeral Direciors

Mattie Lou WhiteReeves
Mrs. Mattie Lou White Reeves, age 88, of
Amelia Island, FL passed away on 'Satur4cay:'
morning, September 22,2012 at Baptist'Medical
Center- Jacksonville.
Born in Willacoochee GA,
she is preceded in death by her
first husband of 25 years,
Edwin White, who passed away
in 1981.
She leaves behind, her pres.
ent husband of 28 years, John
W. Reeves, Amelia Island, FL,
children, Donna White Theiss
(Ken), Beverly White Scarboro Coe), JoAnni
Mills, all ofJacksonville, FL, grandchildren, Josh
Scarboro (Tiffany) and Erin Carson (Chris),
Jennifer Paller (Matt) and many extended fam-
ily members in Georgia.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am today,
Wednesday, September, 26,2012 in the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home with her
nephew, Adam Pike, officiating.
Mrs. White Reeves will be laid to rest in
Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, at 2:00 pm
today. Her family will receive friends today at the
funeral home, from 10:00 am until the hour of
service.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
heard.com.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors

DEATH NOTICES

Dr. Naomi Gene Lund Craig, age 87, of
Fernandina Beach died on Saturday, Sept. 1,
2012. A memorial service will be held on
Saturday, Sept 29 at 1 p.m, in the Burgess Chapel
of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Oxey Heard Funeral Directors
Diana Dyess, age 54, of Lyons, Ga., died
on Wednesday, Sept. 19,2012,
onaesStewart Funeral Home Lyons Ga.
Frank Norman Gade, age 57, of
Jacksonville. died on Tuesday, Sept. 25,2012.
eternity Funeral I lomes& Cremations Nassau
* James W. Moaset, age 79. of Orange Park,
formerly of Yilce, died on Saturday afternoon,
Sept. 22,2012. Arrangements are pending.
Green Pine Funeral Home
Samuel T. Sheets, age 60, ofYulee, died on
Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012. Friends may
contact the family for more information.
Green Pine FuneralHome.


FOR THE RECORD

An item in Dave's World on page 4A Sept. 21 incorrectly sug-
gested that 29 South restaurant is for sale, which it is not, accord-
ing to executive chef and owner Scotty Schwartz. The building and
land, which is owned by Pat Keogh, is for sale. Schwartz said he
has a long-term lease and no plans to closehis restaurant.
The News-Leader strives for accuracy. We will promptly correct
all factual errors. Please notify the editor of errors at
mparnell@jbnewsleadercom or call (904) 261-3696.


With tears

we cry e


In Angel's arms you

were carried away.

Our memories of love and

laughter shall not fade.

For inside our hearts you

will always stay.


In Loving Memory

Kathy Snead
Oct 20; 1953 Scpt 20, 2009 '.


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NEWS DEADLINES
Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.


Church Notes:
Monday,,5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.


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* Monday holidays the Classified deadline wll be Friday at 5 p.m.


U 'BIED
Sherri Supd, library assistant with the Nassau County Public library System, with
quilt selections from the Dream. Rocket Art Exhibit at the Yulee branch library.


Dream Rocket artat library


The Yulee Brandh Library
at th6 Florida State College
Nassau Center is proud and
honored to host the Dream
Rocket Art Exhibit. ',
There are 30 artwork sub-
missions' on display. This art
will eventually make its way to
Huntsville, Ala., to beipined
with other pieces to.wrap the
363-foot Saturn V Moon Rocket
replica at the U.S. Space &
Rocket Center.,
The Dream Rocket Project
has been collecting art pieces
submitted from across the
United States andl.around the
world, with a goal to collect
8,000 submissions by 2014.
The Saturn V is 48 feet taller
than the Statue of Lberty, and


SINGING'


when wrapped will create a
monumental 32,000-quare-foot
work of art. Prior to.the wrap-
ping, all submissions are being
displayed in venles such as
libraries, schoOls, museums
Sand community locations. One
hundred exhibits :fave been
completed and a total of 129
shows have been scheduled
since May 2010.
The artwork on display in
Yulee represents submissions
from nine states and an inter-
national submission from
Great Britain.
Twenty-one of the submis-.
sions came from groups and
individuals located in Florida,
including 12 panels created by
summer camp attendees at the


THE BLUES


PHOTO BYTAMMY ANDJEPFMALONE/FOR THNEWS-EADER
Main Beach was the perfect backdrop for the sec-
ond annual Amelia Island Blues Festival Sept. 14-16,
featuring a musical lineup of local and national talent
along great weather. Above, David Gerald and Alex
Ivanov wow the crowd. More photos, page B5.
Visit the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., to see the "History of the Blues" exhibit, on
view through Sunday.



WEEKLY UPDATE


Women network
Women's network
WOAMTEC will meet from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today at
Amelia National Golf & .
'Country Club, 95211 Club-
house Road. Network with'
local businesswomen (and
men) in a stress-free, btisi-
ness-building atmosphere.
Cost is $15 and includes
lunch. Contact isa B'uben at
(734) 341-5507 or,.
lisa@bubenofficecom.
Freedinner .
Springhill Baptist Chuich
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in
the area op Thursday, Sept.
27 fronimB-6:30 p m. at the
church. 941017 Old Nassalh-
viyle Road,'Meals are served
on the fourth liursday of
each moth.i The church
also delivers meals. Call 261-
4741.
Blood drive
The Blood Alliance will
.hold a community, blood


drive at Publix in Fernandina
Beach from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on
Sept 29..Visit www.igive-
blood.com.
Poker run
Ark of Nassau will host its
first annual Poker Run Sept.
29 along with some of the
best barbecue in Nassau
County. Registration begins
at 10:30 a.m. at Sun Gallery.
Visidh Center on Sadler
'Road. Kick-stands up at,
noon.
Ride your motorcycle,
truck, car or even a beach
buggy. Barbecue will be
served starting at noon at
Ark on Hamilton Street, off
US 17 North in Yulee,.where
guests can also browse the
new Resale and Consign-
ment Store and bid on a
silent auction.
For information call Ark '
at 225-9355.
All proceeds will help
support adults with develop .
mental disabilities that .
attend ARK's Adult Day
Training.


Miller Freedom Boys and Girls
Club of Nassau County.
The overall theme of the
project is "Dare to Dream" and
challenges individuals to
expand beyond the present
state of the world and to imag-
ine the future. A range of
thistheme can be found in the
artwork, including communi-
ty, conservation, diversity, edu-
cation, equality, health and
peace.
The exhibit will be on dis-
play through Sunday. Yulee
library hours are Monday-
Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and
'~iday 8 a.in.-noon. The
library is located at the FSCJ
Nassau Center at 76346
William Burgess Blvd.


Barnabas

awarded

2 grants
Two foundations recently
awarded grants to Barnabas
Center, Inc. in support of the
agency's Dental Program. .
Delta Dental, through its
Community Care Foundation,
awards grants to nonprofit
community dental health care
programs like the Barnabas
Dental Program. The foun-
dation awarded Barnabas a
$10,000 grant to support its
continued effort of providing
low-cost dental care to unin-
sured, lower-income adults in
Nassau County..
Florida Dental Health
Foundation also awarded
Barnabas a $4,000 grant, not-
ing, "Barnabas's history of
conscientious reporting on
previously awarded grants
influenced the grant commit-
tee in their consideration for
continued support this year."
The Florida Health Founda-
tion is the charitable arm of
the Florida Dental Associa-
tion and is a major founder for
dental access programs for
underserved populations.
Barnabas-Center, Inc. is a
501(c)3 nonprofit organiza-
tion, providing rent/mgrt-
gage, utility assistance, food
and medical/dental care to
neighbors in crisis through-
out Nassau County. Research
suggests that one's oral
health may affect or 'on-
tribute to diseases like car-
diovascular disease, diabetes
and Alzheimer's as well as
other conditions.
The funding awarded to
Barnabas by these two foun-
dations will support the agen-.
cy's continued efforts of pro-
viding quality dental treat-
ment and dental hygiene edu-
cation to uninsured, lower-
Sinome residents in need.
; i. Barnabas Center recently
'earned its sixth c6nsecutive4-
nstar rating from Charity
'Navigator, recognizing that
the agency adheres to good
governance and consistently
executes its mission in a fis-
cally responsible way.


LOOKING BACK


5 scoreboard was
S erected just in time
V YEARS for the Pirates'
---- game against PK.
Yonge, which the Pirates won
20-0.
September27, 1962
Two Fernan-
25 dina Beach Police
officers faced ter-
YEARS mination over
Y charges they
Solicited nude pho-
tos from a.17-year-old girl.
SBptember24, 1987
S The county
commission and
Humane Society of
,YEARS the United States
agreed after a
lengthy meeting that facility
and staffing problems at the
local animal shelter would
require significant funding to
correct.
September 27, 2002


Happy 61 Birthday
Narrie Tirner
September 18th







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Narrie is the daughter of Dishan
Qurtman and Justin Tuner of
Femandina Beach, Grand daugh-
ter -of Tara Brown and Bobby
Qurtman. Johnnie M. Brown,
Great Gratd Mother, Albertha
Green and the late Vander Brown
Senior Great Grand, Great Grand
James and Lisa Way. Also Parn
Limner and the late David Turner
Grand Mother and Grand Father


THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND
MIDDLE AND SENIOR STUDENT PROGRESSION PLANS
In compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act,
Chapter 120, Florida Statute,a public hearing may be
held If requested within twenty-one (21) days of this
notice at the place, time, and date Indlcated below:
'Place: Nassau County School Board
1201 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandlna Beach, FL 32034
Time: 6:30 PM,
Date: October 25, 2012
No significant economic impact Is anticipated,
Copies of the amended plan are located In all schools,
the Iransportatlon and facility shops and the
School Board office,


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WliDNISDAY, SIPTIMI3IR 26,2012 NEWS News-Leader


City commission approves budget


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
After months of budget
workshops, heated discussions
and tough decisions, city com-
missioners voted 4-1 to approve
the 2012-13 budget and mill-
age rate at a public hearing last
week.
The entire budget package
takes effect with the start of
the new fiscal year Oct. 1.
Commissioner Tim
Poynter, who was the lone vote
against, was once again criti-
cal of the city's overall budget-
making process. He said he
hoped staff would be looking at
making improvements to the
2013-14 budget throughout the
Coming year, rather than wait-
.ing until July or August.
He also asked that the city
"extend the olive branch" to
the Nassau County Commis-
sion for help in balancing the
budget and asked commis-
sioners to "erase the line drawn



LANDFILL
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the surrounding grbundwater
and soil.
SCommissioners voted Sept.
10 to pay Liquid Environmental
Solutions of Jacksonville .59
cents per gallon to remove
leachate, or rainwater that has
mingled with waste and col-
lects at the bottom, from-the
landfill.
Whitesides said the county


Taxing realities
Accor4lng to figures from the city's finance department,
with the new 6.3001 millage rate, a Fernandina Beach
property valued at $100,000 would be assessed $630 in
city taxes In 2012-13, compared to $543,35 in 2011-12. if
there is no decline In the property's value.
A $100,000 property with a 5.2 percent decline in value
($94,860) would pay $597.25 in properly taxes in 2012-13,
compared to $543 35 in 2011-12.
The figures do not Include the county, school board and
special taxing district assessments.


in the sand."
The final commissioner-
approved "rollback" millage
rate of 6.3001 keeps property
taxes up in fiscal year 2012-13,
even though property values
will most likely continue to
decline, as they have since at
least 2007.
According to Finance
Director Patti Clifford, the
2012-13 rollback rate is 10.39
percent over the state-approved
rollback rate of 5.4605 mills per
$1,000 of assessed value.


ha enough money on hand
within its budget for capital
improvement projects to pay
off the sum outright if it chose,
but he wouldn't recommend
doing so.
"As a matter of public poli-
cy and as a citizen and taxpay-
er myself, I wouldn't want my
own local government holding
$30 million or $20 million of
my dollars for a liability to be
paid over the next 30 years,
today," said Whitesides, who


New pact for acobs


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
A contract between the city
and law firm Jacobs, Scholz
& Associates for state and fed-
eral lobbying services was
unanimously approved by city
Commissioners Sept. 18.
The city, which has con-
tracted lobbying services with
attorney Buddy Jacobs since
2008, will pay his firm $5,625
per month, not to exceed
-$67,500 annually, for those
services. The city also pro-
vides Jacobs up to $10,000
annually for "travel, lodging'
and'production expenses"l
August's summary of
Jacobs' activities on behalf of


the-city stated he consulted
with Tallahassee staff regard-
ing past projects and worked
on a federal match for state
and local funding for beach
renourishment He also met
with the local Friends of the
library to explore funding for
library construction and
secured funds for library
equipment; and communicat-
ed with congressional staff for
"preparation of work papers
for funding to support the
waterfront development."
Jacobs said a post office
bill he assisted with is soon to
pass in the Hous -'fReipre-
v.ntativcs and ~iWld helpthdi
city acquire the post office
building on Centre Street


The "rollback" rate was
originally meant to keep the
same amount of property tax
revenues coming in to the city
when properties were increas-
ing in value, and meant a sav-
ings for many homeowners.
However, properties have not
increased in value since the
foreclosure crisis hit, and the
"rollback" is now used to cover
budget shortfalls.
The'final approved mill rate
is 6.3001, with a voter-approved
debt of 0.2724 for Egans Creek


noted that the ongoing obliga-
tion-is no cause for alarm.
"In my judgment, having
worked in this industry for 20
years, in your case it is in no
way an indicator of a deterio-
rating financial condition,"
Whitesides said.
Clerk of Court John
Crawford told commissioners
that the county was in fine
shape, financially. "You are in
no way in any jeopardy what-
soever," added Crawford.


ALACHUA
Continuedfrom 1A
project to a road construction
contractor."
The Alachua railroad cross-
ing is one of several projects
funded by a $1.9 million loan
the city took out last
November for the first phase
of the controversial Forward
Fernandina strategic plan,
spearheaded by the Amelia
Island Fernandina Restoration
Foundation.
The first phase of Forward
Fernandina also originally
included a new downtown


Greenway bonds. Last fiscal
year's total village was 5.4335.
Commissioners also
approved a final budget of
$93,431,300, which includes
contributions for the restora-
tion of the Fernandina Beach
branch of the Nassau County
Libraries, beach renourish-
ment, downtown improve-
ments and a new Nassau
Humane Society facility, among
other capital improvements,
According to City Manager
Joe Gerrity, the city ended up
with a reserve fund of about
20 percent for fiscal year 2012-,
13, which is lower than the rec-
ommended 25 percent. The
reserve fund is meant to cover
dire emergencies, he said.
The final balancing of the
budget also included some nec-
essary financial prudence that
resulted in personnel cuts,
increases in fees and higher
franchise fees for city residents,
among other budget cuts.
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Commissioners voted pre-
viously to close the West
Nassau Landfill on Sept. 30,
2009 when it failed to gener-
ate sufficient revenues. Since
then, contractors with Golder
Associates, the county's envi-
ronmental consulting firm,
have been working to seal the
landfill. That work was delayed
in June and July with the heavy
rains brought on by tropical
storms Debby and Beryl.
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library at $600,000; infra-
structure plans for Front
Street and a waterfront park at
$250,000; purchase of land for
stormwater drainage at
$100,000; improvements to
South Eigbth and Centre
streets at $75,000; project
management services at
$75,000; and $40,000 in financ-
ing costs.
Commissioner Sarah
Pelican voted against the
authorization for the Alachua
Street crossing.
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JOBS Continuedfrom IA
Alttendees at the meeting
included City Commissioner
Sarah Pelican, who is on the
board of directors of the Nassau
'County Economic Development
Board, Mayor Arlene Filkoff,
Melvin Usury, chair of the
Ocean Highway & Port Author-
ity, and representatives of vari-
ous businesses within the city.
Rieck said in a presentation
the city's four major job oppor-
tunity areas were the Fernan-
dina Beach Municipal Airport,
the downtown business district,
the area around Sadler Road
and Fletcher Avenue, and the
South Eighth Street corridor.
Rieck also noted there was a
dearth of high-paying jobs in
Nassau County, resulting in
20,000 residents commuting
daily to jobs outside-the county.
"We'have an unparalleled
quality of life here," he said, but
having residential property
taxes holding up the city was
"unsustainable."
"The city needs to diversify
its base with good-quality com-
mercial development," he said.
He also noted the city's port is
underutilized and that the city
and county needed to "do a bet-
ter job training our kids for the
future."
Rieck told the group their
next step would be forming two
subcommittees, one which
would collect data and analyze
it for a Trends and Conditions
. report, while the other would
consider tools for economic
development.
Rieck also said the task
force's goals were to support
existing businesses, promote
tourism, expand land use infra-
structure, promote movement
of more goods and services
through the region, and devel-
op and maintain a strategy to
train and retain a qualified work-
force.


Target industries for incen-
tives, according to Ricck's pres-
entation, included aviation and
aerospace; clean energy; finan-
cial and professional services;
global logistics; information
technology; life sciences; and
manufacturing, which includes
automotive and marine, spe-
cialty manufacturing, food and
beverage and precision machin-
ing.
Rieck said he hoped to cre-
ate 3,800 jobs in the county in
the next five years at 135 per-
cent of the current annual wage,
which would result in $63 mil-
lion in increased consumer
spending and additional prop-
erty and sales taxes. He said
his goal was to raise $2 million
for the development board with-
in the next two years to help
make that happen.
SAccording to its website, the
nonprofit Nassau County Eco-
nomic Development Board was
formed in 1995 as a public-pri-
vate partnership to develop poli-
cies and programs to help build
a strong, diversified business
community in Nassau County.
At a recent city commission
meeting, Rieck asked for an
annualcommitment of $25,000
of the city's money to be invest-
ed in the Nassau Tomorrow
effort over the next five years.
Overall commissioners were
supportive of the funding con-
cept. Rieck suggested funds
could come from the general
fund, airport funds or funds
from the Community Redevel-
opment Area. According to
Rieck, the county has also com-
mitted $150,000 for the next fis-
cal year.
NCEDB is a public-private
partnership, and the Nassau
Tomorrow strategy will be fund-
ed with an equal amount from
the public sector and private
businesses, according to an
email from Rieck's office.
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BUSINESS


Retirement planning



not what it used to be


At retirement, it used to be
that you received a gold watch
(as a purely congratulatory
gesture) and, more important-
ly, you earned a pension'for
the rest of your life.
Gold watches are exorbi-
tantly expensive these days
(and are rarely given away),
and pensions have gone the
way of the cassette tape, TV
rabbit-ear antenna and toaster
oven. The common retirement
solution for American workers
now lies within 401k plans.
The total amount within
401(k) plans in the U.S. is
approaching$1 trillion, with 23
million .participants. These
company-provided retirement
plans are a preferred, tax-
advantaged way to save for
retirement.
While many public-sector
jobs still provide pensions, only
20 to 30 percent of private com-
panies offer some sort of guar-
anteed retirement income. Of
the Fortune 100 companies,
only 17 provide pensions. And
it used to be that a majority of
private business afforded pen-
sions to their retirees.
With so much of our future
riding on 401(k) plans, a recent
change in the laws should be
noted. The amount of internal
expenses included in a 401 (k)
plan must now be clearly stat-
ed for all participants to see.
This is a dramatic and useful
change.
Expenses in some plans are
quite high, but are hidden in
confusing language and con-


founding fig-
ures. With
new legislate"
tion, the fees
must be
clearly soal--
ed and
commfori -
cated to parr-
ticipants.
STEVE'rS This is an
M RKET attempt to
( p la level the
road so em-
is, ployees can
Stee Nicklas i feelcoir fort
able with the
vehicle taking them to retire-
ment.
There are shortcomings of
401(k) plans, however. Often
times, employees are given
marginal advice by the financial
firm providing their 401(k).
Also, many individuals are not
comfortable with or adeqate-
ly equipped to handle their own
financial futures. In fact, the
average 401(k) balance at
Fidelity Investments is only
$70,000 whether through
poor participation of poor
Investments.
Meanwhile, there are some
significant advantages. mplo-
yee contributions go into a
401(k) plan before they are
taxed, therefore reducing your
taxable income. Many employ-
ers will match a portion of their
employees'contributions, pro-
viding a significant jumpstart to
the investments.
Within a 401(k), there are
various mutual funds for a par-


nvestngdass
A four-week continuing education class, 'Investing In
Today's Financial Markets," will be offered beginning Oct.
23 at the Florida State College campus in Yulee. The class
will dover all aspects of the financial markets including
stocks, bonds and popular investment vehicles like mutual
funds. Local financial advisor Steve Nicklas will teach the
class. The schedule is: Oct. 23. Investing In stocks. Oct. 30,
Investing in bonds; Nov. 6. Investing in mutual funds, IRAs
and insurance; Nov. 13, Developing a financial plan.
Cost of the class Is $36. The college can be reached at
5484432 to register.


ticipant to invest in, along with
company stock (if the company
is publicly traded). The funds
are conveniently categorized
into various sectors, aiding the
participant. Many 401 (k)s are
also accessible online now,
allowing employees to easily
adjust and monitor their invest-
ments.
Pensions are not always
what they appear. Public-sec-
tor pensions are chronically
under-funded due to weak
investment performance and
the failure by officials to make
contributions. In addition, pri-
vale companies that fall into
the throes of bankruptcy can
slash their pension obligations
or hand them over to the fed-
eral government (at a reduced
payout to employees).
As with any investment, it
pays to stay informed. Many
people will change jobs and
leave a 401(k) behind at the
prior employer which can be
costly. In this scenario, you are
often uninformed about any
plarl changes (since you no
longer work there), or lose
track of how the 401(k) is
doing or how you are invest-
ed.
An often ideal alternative is
to roll the 401(k) proceeds
from the prior employer into
your new company's 401(k) (if
allowed) or into an Individual
Retirement Account (IRA).
Neither rollover is taxable, and
can provide better options than
the previous arrangement.
The golden years can only
be truly golden with sufficient
preparation and planning.
Along with regular contribu-
tions into a retirement plan like
a 401(k) one with reasonable
expenses and understandable
investment options.
Steve Nicklas is a financial
advisor with a major U.S. firm
who lives and works on Amelia
Island. His business columns
appear in several North Florida
newspapers. He can be reached
at 753-0236.
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Dr James Price
Medical Director


Yulee Family Practice Center
8511-2 LI S Hihmwa. 17
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are here for you.
The University of Florida YuleeFamily Practice
Center has been serving the community for 17
years and is one of the oldest medical practices in
the area. With the expertise of two UF physicians, a
nurse practitioner and two physician assistants, the
practice is fully equipped to care for patients of all
ages, from newborns to seniors.
As faculty members of the UF College of
Medicine-Jacksonville, Dr. Price and fellow.
physician Dr. Anna \i Iglht have access to the most
up-to-date medical research on ways to keep you
and your family healthy, and in-depth knowledge
of the latest treatment options when you're not,
The Yulee Family Practjce offers:
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NEWOWNERATGO YOGA


Joan (Gianna) Suarez, pictured
here in Cappadocia, Turkey in
March, is the new owner of Go
'Yoga Amelia Island, LLC, which
she purchased last month from
JP and Catherine McClellan.
Suarez moved here from
Connecticut after she "quit my
corporate job in finance where I
had been for over 20 years
along with teaching yoga after
work five days a week in vari-
ous locations for eight years."
Go Yoga Amelia continues to
offer Baptiste Power style yoga
but now also gentle and a
beginners' yoga, meditation,
chakra-clearing yoga, sports
cross training yoga, laughter
yoga and more,. The studio is at
708 S. Eighth St. The website
is www.GoYogaAmeliacom or
email info@GoYogaAmelia. com.
Phone (904) 335-0539.
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Logger of


the Year
TALLAHASSEE The
Florida Forestry Association
recognized Pickett Logging,
Inc. as Florida's Logger of the
Year at its annual meeting Sept
6 in Destin.
The logging company, based
in Hilliard, was founded in 1997
when owner Harry Pickett
made the decision to venture
out on his own after working in
his uncle's logging company for
20 years. Today, Pickett
Logging. purchases their own
timber and hauls to numerous
mills.
"Pickett Logging enjoys a
reputation of excellent job per-
formance and over the years
has become increasingly
involved in their logging asso-
ciation, as well as other com-
munity activism promoting the
logging profession," said Florida
Forestry Association President
Lynetta Usher Griner.
The Florida Logger of the
Year Award was initiated in 1987
to spotlight loggers in the state
who manage their operations
in compliance with forestry best -
Smanagement practices,'main-'
tain safe highway, and woods
operations, use logging per-
sonnel and equipment effec-
tively, develop unique business
practices and practice high busi-
ness ethics. A logger selection
committee made up of foresters
and loggers who are members
of the Florida Forestry Associ-
ation and Southeastern Wood
Producers Association choose
district winners and then an
overall state winner.
The Florida ForestryAssoci-
ation is the oldest statewide,
forestry trade organization to
represent the interests of for-
est landowners, wood produc-
ers, silvicultural contractors,
foresters and the wood-using
industry in Florida. The Florida
Forestry Association is cele-
brating its 90th anniversary this
year.
For more information, visit
www.floridaforest.org.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD
CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH

NOTICE IS HEIREBY GIVEN that a Quasi-Judicial, Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
October 10, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Femandina
Beach, Florida to consider the following applications:

LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TEXT AMENDMENTS
AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (ORDINANCE 2006-14, AS AMEND-
ED) MODIFYING, CHAPTER 2 (SECTION 2.03.03) AND CHAPTER 5'(SECTION 5.01.03-
5.01.04) SPECIFICALLY AMENDING LANGUAGE RELATED TO ACCESSORY DWELLINGS
AND ACCESSORY STRUCTURES AND MODIFYING CHAPTER 3 (SECTION 3.03.01-
3.03,03) AND CHAPTER 4 (SECTION 4.03.03) SPECIFICALLY AMENDING LANGUAGE
RELATED TO WETLAND BUFFERS FOR WATER DEPENDENT AND WATER RELATED
USES AND MODIFYING CHAPTER 10 (SECTIONS 1Q.01.03, 10.02.03,10.02.04) SPECIFICAL-
LY REMOVING EXCEPTION LANGUAGE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HISTORIC
HOMES, PROVIDING ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE IN
THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS OR COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA (CRA) AND
UPDATING VARIANCE PROCEDURES AND MODIFYING CHAPTER 11 (SECTION 11.00.04)
PROVIDING CLARIFICATION FOR EXPIRATION OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT ORDERS.

Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard 'as to the advisability of any action,
which may be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to par-
ticipate in this program or activity should contact 277-7305, TTY 277-7399, (TTY number for all
City offices) or through the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in advance
to request such accommodation.

IF \N'Y PERY)N DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD/COM-
MISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEARING, S/HE
WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES TIHE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

Copies ol the applications may be inspected in the office of the Community Development Department,
City Ilall, 204 Ash Streel, between the hours of 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For
inflormalion on the application, please contact the Stalff of he Planning Department at 277-7325.


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The union


dilemma


With the Chicago teach-
crs' strike, unions were back
in the public eye. Public sec-
tor unions are getting more
attention than they have
since President Reagan fired
the air traffic controllers in
1981. One side blames
municipal unions for prob-
lems in the economy, point-
ing to egregious wage and
benefit packages and union.
protection of poor perform-
ers. The other side praises
unions as the guardian of
middle class workers who
are being taken advantage of
during these difficult times.
As usual, right and wrong
depends on the individual
case and generalizing is dan-
gerous,
Taft-Hartley, the bible for
employer-labor relations,
was passed in 1947. In the
next 30-plus years, many
employers, like the inunici-
pal governments of today,
thought it was more effective
and easier to deal with
strong unions than the
employees directly. During
the 1950s through the 1970s,
management in the automo-
bile, steel, paper, brewery
and other domestic indus-
tries tolerated inefficiencies
and exorbitantcosts created
by unions, believing that as
long as their major competi-
tors agreed to the same con-
tracts they were ahead of the
game. Therefore, they
formed coalitions and bar-
gained together. Particularly
onerous were agreements
that over rewarded seniority,
provided generous health
insurance and dental plans at
no cost to the employee, 30-
year and out pensions, and
up to 8 weeks of vacation.
The-cost of benefit packages
in many of these companies
rose to 50-60 percent of
wages.
Then came the change to
a global economy. All of sud-
den companies realized that
they needed to reduce costs
and increase efficiencies to
compete with non-union com-
petitors, usually in the South
or in the global marketplace
(e.g., Toyota). Companies,
both old and new, either
learned to operate differently
or went out of biisiness.
Some began relocating to
"right-to-work" states in the
South or overseas where
they could get cheaper and
more flexible labor. Others
realized that even in strong
union areas, if your employ-
ees believed they would be
treated competitively, many


COACH'S
:CORNER

Howard.
Pines


times they
would opt
to remain
non-union
and avoid
paying initi-
ation fees,
dues and
assess.
ments.
I Asa
result,
industrial
and retail
unions
began los-
ing mem-


bers and, to a great extent,
by the mid-'80s were no
longer a force. However, the
union focus changed to the
public employee arena.
Again with a lack of competi-
tion (i.e., teachers, firefight-
ers), municipal leaders found
it much easier to deal with
unions than with the individ-
ual employees.
,As the economy boomed,
municipal governments kept
their union employees happy
and their citizens in the dark
by focusing labor agree-
ments around working con-
ditions, health insurance and
hefty pensions instead of
wage increases, which are
easier to cost out. They justi-
lied big increases in pension
benefits by relying on low
funding projections, based
on their.investment portfo-
lios continuing to rise from 5-
7 percent annually. When the
markets went down, portfo-
lios declined, unfunded liabil-
ity skyrocketed and the
municipal governments were
in deep trouble.
Like the industry leaders
before them, public entities
are now learning there is no
free lunch. If you don't cor-
rectly'anticipate and control
costs, at some point you will
have to raise sufficient funds,
sell or go bankrupt. As we
know from our personal
lives, while it is sometimes
hard to say "no," it can be far
more painful to get someone
to give you back something
of value, if they'feel it was
given to them in good faith.
Amelia Island resident
Howard Pines has more than
30 years experience as CEO,
chairman and founder of
BeamPines, a premierfirm in
the Executive Coaching busi- -
ness. He also cofounded the
BeamPines/Middlesex
University Master's Program
in Executive Coaching. Prior
to that he servedas Senior VP
of Human Resources for a
Fortune.100 corporation.


FIRSTFEDERAL 50 YEARS OLD


Mike Miclder, First Federal Bank market manager, is joined by customers, staff, chamber ambassadors and
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Doug Newton (helping to cut the ribbon and the banks first Nassau County customer to mark the bank's 50th year
in business.
First Federal Bank of Florida began in the small town of Live Oak in North Florida as a savings and loan associa-
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


More on this election
Back in 2006 Phil Scanlan and I ran
against each other for a position on
the Nassau County Commission.
During the campaign Phil was a gen-
tleman who proved to be a worthy
adversary with his analytical positions
on a variety of county issues. Even if
you didn't agree with his far-left liber-
al positions, they were at least.under-
standable.
That's why it was disappointing to
read his recent letter ("This election,"
Sept. 14), which defied all logic and
seemed devoid of any factual infor-
mation related to the two presidential
candidates.
For example, he says you should
reelect Mr. Obama "if you want to con-
tinue the economic recovery." Really?
Which "economic recovery" is that?
The one with over 8 percent unem-
ployment for over 40 months, or the
one that will place nearly$13 trillion in
debt on our family's future genera-
tions?
He says we should reelect Mr.
Obama if we "want individuals, not gov-
ernment, to make social/religious deci-
sions." Really? What about Obamacare,
which takes health insuranceoptions'
away from the individual and gives
those decisions to the government?
He question's Romney's patriotism
by suggesting he's unfit to be com-
mander in chief since he used religious
deferments during the Vietnam War, a
legal option that many liberals chose to
use during that troubling time. And
let's not forget former President
Clinton, who was a bona fide draft
dodger. As far as qualifications for com-
mander in chief go, try to think ofjust
one that Mr. Obama possessed when
he was elected in 2008.
This type of personal attack is sim-
ilar to the ones launched against
Romney for "not paying his fair share
in federal income taxes," notwith-
standing the fact that he gave millions
to charity and his deductions were all
legal Apparently liberals prefer can-
didates who were not financially suc-
cessful (i.e., Obama), or who are not
smart enough to pay the minimum tax
due. I have yet to meet the liberal who
opted to pay more in taxes than was
required.
So here's my list of suggestions for
Mr. Scanlan and his followers: If you
want a president
1. Who is committed to redistrib-
uting your wealth.
2. Who promotes class warfare to
build support.
3. Who simply disregards laws he
doesn't like (i.e., immigration enforce-
ment).
., 4.:Who has a DeptartmeintofJustice
answerable to no one (Faij aq#
Furious').
5. Who appoints dozens of "czars"
to run his programs (without over-
sight).
6. Who not only supports, but pro-
motes abortion and same-sex mar-
riage.
7. Who says Iran, Cuba and
Venezuela are not dangerous because
they are small.
8. Who will go on the Letterman
Show, but will not-meet with the Israeli
premier.
9. Who denigrates small business
owners by saying, "You didn't build
that"
10. Who apologizes to our enemies
for our role in promoting freedom.
11. Who has excuses for his fail-
ures, but doesn't accept responsibility
for them.
12. Who believes the only way to
solve our problems is to spend more
money.
Then you definitely need to vote
for Mr. Obama.
If, on the other hand, you believe
the time has come for real leadership,
for a president who has the business
and executive experience in both the
public and private sectors to make a dif-
ference, then you must vote for Gov.
Romney. Ifyou believe the role of gov-
ernment is to provide a "safety net"
and not a hammock, then you must
vote for Gov. Romney If you believe our
country must have a president who
will make the tough fiscal decisions
based on experience, facts and merit,
and not on a narcissistic desire to be
idolized, then you must vote for Gov.
Romney.
Mr. Scanlan closed his letter by say-
ing, "I believe this election will be very,
very close, and Floridawill likely again
decide the winner, as it did in the 2000
election." On this point, Phil and I
agree.
Mike Boyle
Amelia Island

What's it all about? IA's face it,
when all is said and done this presi-
dential election, like many others iq
our history, is about the haves and
have-not,. The haves are afraid the
Democrats are going to take their
money and the have-nots want to pick
the guy who cares about them.
Granted, there are many haves who


will vote with the president and have-
nots who think the Republicans really
want them to tise to the top.
Incidentally, where are those in the
middle politically and economically?
For that'matter, where is the middle -
beats me! I used to think I was one of
them, but it's becoming harder to
define. My vote is with Obama.
However, if there is not enough sup-
port in both the Senate and House,
will it really matter?
Robert Howat
Fernandina Beach

On South Pletcher Avenue is a
fence with a big sign on it that says,


"Vote for the American." When I first
passed by, I thought it said "Vote
American" and wondered if they meant
"Buy American"? Then I realized what
is said, and I thought "Vote for the
American?" What? I thought, Romney
was born in Michigan, Obama in
Hawaii, Both U.S. states. OK.
Romney's father was born in Mexico,
Obama's father in Kenya and both of
the candidate's mothers were born in
the U.S. Still OK. Both candidates are
,citizens as required by our constitu-
tion.
Then an empty chair showed up. I
thought, oh, riff on Eastwood. Very
clever.
But then I realized, what this sign
is really saying is just'be sure to'vote.
Both the candidates are Americans.
Both candidates love America. We
have very clear choices to make in
this election about what we see for
the future of our country. So, just be
sure to vote. I know I will.
Genece Minshew
Fernandina Beach
* *
I too have seen the large banner
that says "Vote for the American." I
am doubly distressed because it is in
my SeaView neighborhood. Talk about
un-American behavior.
The meaning of their sign is some-
what confusing and difficult to under-
stand since obviously no one who is
not an American is running in an elec-
tion. I sadly have to conclude that in
the present political climate it refers to
our President Obama..
To suggest that President Obama
is not an American is disgraceful and
reaches a new low in political rhetoric.
President Obama graduated from the
finest University in America, Harvard
Law School, where he was elected
president of the Harvard Law Review.
This is a higher accomplishment than
that of managing editor of the Law
Review in which capacity now Chief
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
John Roberts served.
President Obama's mother was an
American girl from Kansas. His grand-
father served in the U.S. military and
his grandmother worked in military
support factories during World War
II. The scurrilous falsehood that
Obama was not born in Hawaii, the
50th state of these United States, has
been disproved over and over again.
Thq leaders of the Republican Party
have repudiated this attack on
Obama's birthright
Sen. John McCain was born in
Panama and the Republican candidate
Romney spent many of his formative
years in Mexico where his father was
born. Would anyone stoop to suggest
that they were less thao American?
SThe lies and character assassina-
tion that define this election must stop.
Whatever one's political affiliation, the
two-party system in America is fun-
damental to the strength of our polit-
ical process.
Barack Obama is the president of
the United States. It doesn't get any
more American than that.
Marilyn Boothe
Fernandina Beach
* *
Those of ydu who know me per-
sonally know that although my family
has roots in Nassau dating back to
1906,1 didn't arrive back in Nassau in
2005 out of love for its weather, beau-
ty, people or history. It's because I had
to be here because the project I had
brought into our office in
Massachusetts, a $55 million renova-
tion to a regional vocational technical
high school, had its funding axed by
the Romney administration's "initia-
tive" to reduce the indebtedness of
state school construction, which in
fact resulted in a whole lot of need-
validated local education construction
Projects to be put on hold for at least
four years. This had a huge ripple
effect on the public construction indus-
try in Massachusetts run by medium-
sized mostly non-union construction (
firms that were qualified to do this
work. There really wasn't any alter-
native, I had to leave the state, and
yes, a whole lot of local construction
folks were out of work.
Needless to say, Romney did not in
fact reduce the indebtedness of the
state when he left in 2004, but in edu-
cational construction the emphasis
was shifted to maintaining a trickle of
funding for charter schools while badly
needed public education projects were
put on hold. Now, eight years later,
the same renovations project I had
programmed for $55 million is now
costing a whopping $73.8 million, and
now, under the administration of Deval
Patrick, the project funding is now
finally going forward.
But I Want you to know that Mitt
Romney's shortsightedness is indeed
responsible for changing my life and
the lives of numerous others in the
public design and constructioAi indus-
try and the lives of families and stu-
dents in many communities in
Massachusetts. Mitt Romney was not
able to understand that validated need
does not go away; that the costs for
rectifying that public need continues to
accrue; and that his decisions have an


impact on people's lives and their
future.
William Brainard
Fernandina Beach

What's this? President Obama says
I didn't build my business? If I didn't
build it, just who the hell did?
Maybe, just maybe, Joe Bageant, in
his Rainbow Pie a Redneck Memoir,
has a handle on the answer to that
question. Speaking of a business
acquaintance, he describes him as "...
a Republican with the common wis-


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Americans will not be
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influence many votes to a I
Dwayne T.
Fernandi
* *
Wowl What a nice pape
that space to those boring
letters telling people to
Romney ("About this elect
21). They sound like some
ed person wrote them fo
people to sign! Come on pe
up your hearts and look,
think The economy is slo'
better, and the deep recc
been handled well.
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ist some like to throw aroui
even understanding the wo
the opportunity to natio
Banks and investment
instead of bailing them o
his administration lent th
so successfully we have ma
from those loans. Just las
Treasury sold $21 billion o.
and made a $15.1 billion pr
rescue.
Now I know these big
like anything controlling
after their rapes of our ci
country, I think they desei
bit of that. He could have n
the banking system but in
them loans to re-build
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can hell) to reduce out dc
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Nan
Fernandi
Seeing thcoutpouring
last Friday's Voice of the PC
21) in response to Phil Scanr
on the election (Sepl. 14) m
thank Mr. Scanlan for his
letter, also want to thank S
for her eloquent deconstrut
"we built it" hullaballoo ("V
'it," Sept. 19). I'm sure I'm n


thing that
sped since:
h he might
only to his
e efforts of
-'men who
d.his mer-
track, grew
dertook a11
that make
o mind that
ill very rel-
s a village."
thy, telling
nd phrases


being pleased to see intelligent pres-
entation of alternative views in an opin-
ion section that all too often reads like
a rehash of the Rush Limbaugh show.
And to those writers who found them-
selves inspired to anger and outrage by
Mr. Scanlan's reasoned and articulate
expression of opinion, it might be use-
Tul to remember the words of Barry
Goldwater, an icon of Republican con-
, servatism in a more civilized era of
politics: "To disagree, one doesn't have
to be disagreeable."
Richard McCullen'
Amelia Island


ed to influ- *
an all-too- To all my family and friends in
political par- Florida and Ohio, I would like to voice
that it is my opinion on this coming election. As
bent upon, a little history buff, truthful informa-
ore difficult tion is so very important I guess the
c to guard big question is: do we want a presi-
luenced by dent who believes in God (Romney)
'aul Harvey like our Founding Fathers, orone who
trive to get does not (Obama), or when God has to
be voted into the Democratic conven-
Bill Long tion hall and when half of the people
Yulee didn't want to include God.
I have done a little research on the
would have Communist Manifesto and quite
takingover frankly was overwhelmed at how it
ed by mem- relates to what is happening in -our
)m paying 3 country. Just a few examples:
come over Increased control and power to the
een paying central governnmnt (federal govern-.
one I know ment) with an equal decreaseiri local,
3 percent and corporate control. True!
rassed, but Jncreased central government (fed-
g. eral government) intrusion in and con-
liddle-class trol over most aspects of life. True!
America's Central government (federal gov-
motivated ernment) redistribution of wealth for
egoism or its own purpose. True!
I black man Dramatic growth in the size and
white House. control of central government (feder-
osity with al government). A massive bureau--
buzzwords cracy is created. True!
Christian," The elimination of incentives for
m." excellence and quality in performance.
ople to vote True!
he greatest A heavy progressive or graduated
*esn't seem income taxi True!
tax returns Entrepreneurial risk taking, cre-
re. Richard activity and innovation are viewed as
Republican "deviations" from the planned norms.
)le down in You cannot "plan" for them. Therefore,
ech." there are neither incentives nor recog-
Sduped as nations for such activities and they fade
issues are away. People come to realize that the
's that will levels of individual performance
landslide, achievements do not matter, and they
Robinson tend to "regresis to the mean" and do
ina Beach just enough to get by. They become
more passive and dependent on the
r to give all state and expect the state to direct and
repetitious support them.True!
Vote for Why is Obama cutting back on our
tion," Sept. 'military yet enlarging Homeland
long-wind- Security? Maybe he's building his own
r different militia? Sounds scary to me.
ople! Open What is a dictator? A dictator is a
listen and ruler or tyrant with absolute power.
wly getting Obama has ignored our Constitution
session has and has dictated to the American peo-
ple his plans to rebuild American -
e the social- his way! Behind closed doors!
nd, without Congress is allowing this.
ord, he had A'charismatic person talks a lot but
nalize the if their actions don't go along with
companies their words that means nothing. Hitler
ut. Instead was very charismatic. We always have
em money to remember all the horrendous things
ide billions he did to millions of people.
t week the I would like to encompass all of the
fAIG stock people who came to America to escape
ofit on their dictators and pppressors; you should
be the first ones 'to recognize what
boys don't Obama is doing to America.
them, but It is sad and scary to think we have
tizens and; come this far from our precious
rved every Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is,
alionalizecl also, very sad to think of all the men
stead gave and women who have fought, suffered,
and made and died to keep us free and safe from
Most have dictators in our country and through-
'Treasury out the world. What an insult and slap
aides sltbi- in the face it is to them
money that Thiki and pray before you go to
'1)1b. which vote. Your future and the future of
Republican your children depend on it.
hq,. Live it. Virginia Thomas
dce Crabb Fernandina Beach
ina Beach * *
Any American who saw the "secret"
of vitriol in video of Mill Romney meeting with a
*ople (Sept. group of wealthy campaign donors
ilan's lI9ter should have no problem deciding how
loves me to to vote in November.
Excellent If you believe 47 percent of
Susan Raab Americans are freeloaders and assume
clion of the no personal responsibility for their
We all built lives, vote for Mitl.
lot alone in If you believe 47 percent of


mericahs see themselves as victims
.and look to government for their food,
Housing and health care, vote for Mitt.
If you believe President Obama is
corrupt, vote for Mitt.
'If you believe 50 percent of college
and high school graduates can't find a
job, vote for Mitt.
If you believe the election of
Romney al by itself will restore the
U.S. economy, vote for Mitt.
If you believe peace between the
Israelis and Palestinians is impossible
so the U.S. should stop wasting time
trying to implement it, vote for Mitt.
If, on the other hand, you believe in
an America that offers opportunity to
all citizens; an'America that values peo-
ple who want hand up, not a hand out;
an America that has a dream of world
peace yet unfulfilled then your voting
choice is clear: Obama.
Alan Donaldson
Amelia Island
* *
Tom Paine replies to Debby Arnold
("A letter to Thomas Paine, Sept 19).
Mme. Deb:
You will receive this letter from my
rooms in Paris where I remain since
my dispute with Mr. Burke continues
in the courts in London. My French is
weak, but I like to try. I am just arro-
gant enough to believe that I can help
the revolution here better to serve this
people struggling for power against.
the remains of aristocracy. Your letter
again reminds me just how bright is the
promise of the America that we helped
bear and its future. My ideas for
America's promise with a-social secu-
rity for all the aged, a minimum wage
for our workers, and elections without
prejudice (once slavery is removed)
are unfortunately not part of our late
18th century design, but I sincerely
hope it is in yours. The most important
part of America's beneficial policy
toward the poor is that it would be bud-
_geted by taxing the rich and landed. I
know that Thomas Jefferson agrees
with me, but there is some serious
opposition here.
But, Mme. Deb, I quickly digress.
Your description of the problems with
American leadership is not so different
from Mr. Burke's and his allied Whigs.
And I am afraid of where this will take
them in England. Mr. Burke's view
that only the wealthy, landed, and well
educated should decide the directions
of nations appears to me, from your
description, about where your
Republican candidates.want to go. For
you to suggest that my views as I best
expFessed them in Agrarian Justice a
few years ago about a financial "safety
net" to-help the poor, full rights for
women, and equality for all, are not
getting a full hearing in your Congress
is a shame. These are the Natural Law
issues that canonly advance the quali-
ty of a society. As you say, "piffling"
arguments over family values like who
can marry who, and raising children,
are, in my view, the domain of the
church and its pastors.
You advanced in your letter the
notion that,your President draws his
empathy for the poor from his Bible
and particularly Proverbs 31:8-10. As
you might presume, I am not entirely
familiar with those verses in the Bible
although, aware of these sentiments
throughout the Bible's stories.
Whatever religious, historical, or intel-
lectual basis he has that urges him to
care for the ,underprivileged is good
enough for me. I do believe that God is
the ultimate source of our relationship
with each other and that He is good.
You describe the opposition candidate
to your l'esident as inspired by some-
thing that is called Mormonism. This
is a new faith to me and I am interest-
ed in knowing more about it. However
this faith is described, if it calls for
empathy and sensitivity to impover-
ished people it mustbe good and valu-
able. It looks to me from this century
that both of your candidates share reli-
gious inspiration for their ideas. I can
only conclide, therefore, that the con-
c'rvl;iiv pl inlipklI- of Mr.. Burke have
reached far across the ocean for the
consideration of your opposition party.
Your concern over health care for
all in your 21st century America has me
a bit confused particularly since both
candidates for President are solicitous
towards tlie poor and both recognize

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Consumer


It's Sunday; and I spent some of the
morning watching and listening to mem-
bers of the chattering class tell us what
Americans are thinking concerning the
presidential election and how they will vote on
Election Day, I was struck by their confidence,
their confidence in the certainty of their plr-
Sdictions and the absolute correctness of their
beliefs. I saw that same confidence when I was
a kid remember the door-to-do vacuum
cleaner sales guy? "Throw some dirt on the
rug and watch this baby pickit tip." Or,
"Throw some fake umbers, worn out
ideas and phony baloney ideology out there
and watch the people eat it up." Same confi-
dence..
The older I get though, the less certain r
am about some things, but on others
my confidence rivals that of the chattering
class vacuum cleaner salesperson tySps,
SConsider: '
There are a lot of poor people in this
country and those of us better, pff have the
obligation to help, them.
Access to quality health care by all'
SAmericans is a right, not a privilege.
War is almost never a good thing. If coun-
tries want to settle their differences in a non-
violent way, put 25 grandmothers from' eacb
country in a room, give them a couple of hours
to come up with solutions and do what they
say. No more wars.
Some of the best things we've ever done
as a country include public education, national
parks and PBS.
Discrimination, unless-there's a rational
basis, is wrong. Discrimination on the basis of
race, color, creed, religion, ethnic background
or gender is wrong. So too, is discrimination


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on the basis of sexual orienta- solitude helps us get
tion. But here's the good Moss Festival, or the
news if you're experiencing or the 10k Drive Off
cognitive dissonance regard- Two Miles of Fort C
ing this issue and you're a forward to all of their
Constitution-thumping con- Professionalpo
servative, just go to the equal and Tallahassee care
S pluI otL-'lin clause of the 14th things: 1) acquiring
Amendment, which guaran- party ladder and, 2),
EilDATh, tees ALL citizens "equal pro- Consequently, newly
EBA tection of the law." Or you can' and senators are fou
AND go to the "full faith and credit unusual posture or
TACILE clause" of Article IV which hand held aloft testir
states, "Full faith and credit .at the same time they
"'"'"- shall be given in each state to party leaders.
Ron Sapp the public acts, records and I'm certain, too
judicial proceedings.ofevery supposed to be this
other state," That's right, if a same-sex couple search the Constitut
gets married in a state that allows same-sex. itics there is none;
marriages, every other state has to recognize parties or profession
that marriage, regardless of state law. Just fol- none. Just read these
low the Constitution and the emotional trauma Washington's farewe
goes away. alternate domination
We don't have much of a government over another, harpe
anymore, we have two political clubs the revenge .. ;is itself a
Republican Club and the Democratic Club serves always to dist
that go .to Washington with the intent of under- and enfeeble the put
mining the other political club; nothing of sub- states the community
stance gets done, club members spend most of and false alarms, kin
their time fake-yelling at members of the other. part against another
club or raising money from rich people and quenched, it demand
corporations so they can continue being mem- prevent its bursting i
bers of the club. ofwarming, it should
As a resident of Fernandina Beach any I'm sure if Presid
weekend that's free' from yet another festival, come back today he
race or cook-off is a good thing. Don't get me so, now you've all be
wrong, festivals, races and cook-offs are a At least I'm fairly
good thing, generally, but a weekend off once would say.
in a while is nice, too, the time of quiet and Ron Sapp


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


LETIFTES Canuedfrot 6A
that from poverty arise-all kinds of
depravity. Why would not both lead-
ers advocate solutions through mini-
mum pay to the aged? You know
enough about my dedication to democ-
racy and the rights of the people to
demonstrate on behalf of their rights.
Mr. Burke's principles notwithstand-
ing.
At the end of your letter you seem
to expect me to be surprised with the
racial issues of your times, including
the parentage of your President. Let
me be very clear. There were precious
few of us who, during the debates over
the Constitution ahd Mr. Madison's
Bills of Rights, consistently argued for
the abolition of slavery. Certain Whigs,
on the other hand, and in concert with
other southern constituents, insisted
on retaining this vile institution. And
there it remained, unresolved, for
future generations to confront. You
cap look back:tpyour forebears of the
170a for anunderstandiosof why you,
still have the equality issue alive in
your century. It was impossible to con-
vmnce the South of the prospective dam-
ageto the society ifwe continued to vio-
late this basic principle of Natural Law.
These are some notes I took from
your letter Mme. Deb. It sounds to me
that the issues ofyour day are not so
different from those of mine. Just'
remember that, there is a beneficent
hand of God that works over the long
haul. But we of the 18th century, like.
you of the 21st, must take responsibil-
ity for the day to day decisions that
shape our lives.
Your obedient servant,
Thomas Paine
Peter Johnson
Amelia Island
By now we've all heard Mr.,
SRomney's recent comments regarding
redistribution of wealth and 47 percent
of Americans not paying income taxes.
His comments are painfully true and
once again highlight that our income
tax system is broken and our nation is
suffering, most especially young
Americans ages 18-29. In fact, 1.7 mil-
lion of our young people have been
jobless for the past year. This is the
highest unemployment rate for that
age group since World War III This is
a generation in danger of becoming
the "lost generation."
The Fair Tax is the'solution. The
Fair Tax is a comprehensive plan to
replace federal income and payroll
taxes with a consumption tax on new
goods and services. While permitting
no exemptions or exceptions, the Fair
Tax provides a monthly, universal "pre-
bate" or rebate, that ensures each
household may consume tax-free up to
the poverty level, thereby making the
Fair Tax progressive,
With the Fair Tax, consumers will
pay the actual price of a predict or
service with no hidden taxes, and'
workers will keep 100 percent of the
wages they earn minus any state or
local taxes. What all this means to
America is powerful economic growth
and desperately needed job creation.
The Fair Tax provides hope for bring-
ing hundreds of.thousands of lost jobs
back to all America, for young and old.
Please take a few moments to learn
more at www.FairTax.org.
S James W. Morgan, Jr.
Amelia Island
Non-pohtical?
I got a good laugh out of the letter
from the president of the Historic
Fernaridina Business Association
(Sept.'19). He proclaims his organi-
zation is "non-political" and repeats
this mantra with "Again, we are not
political." Excuse me? This is the
organization that bought a large ban-
ner that was erected in rented space on
city property just prior to the last city
election a year ago. A banner that
Called on voters to re-elect the orga-
.nization's favorite candidates for the


city commission. "Not political."
Really? Keep repeating it and perhaps
someone might start believing it. I
guess we should next expect to see a
letter from the president of AARP
telling us that they too are non-politi-
cal.
Richard J. Cain
Fernandina Beach

Taleoftwo goemments
Yet another, tale of two govern-
ments. A couple of months ago I had
a 40-gallon hot water heater installed
in a property I own one half block out
of the city limits Today, I had an iden-
tical 40-gallon water heater installed in
the city: Same unit and same contrac-
tor. Each cost about $500 for the heater
with about $170 for installation. The
permit for the county job was $65 and
the one for the city was $125.
Both city and county officials are
enforcing the same Florida building
code, I can almost, hear sonmone ;a
City Hall saying, "But .it's different "
And they would be right. The county
comprises 726 square miles and the
City is less than 16 square miles.
Should not that difference warrant a
lower city cost and fee? But the serv-
ice must be much better. The county
gives you a one-hour window for their
inspection. That is, they tell you they
will arrive between 2 and 3 o'clock.
The city asks you whether you want
a.n: or p.m. So you may have to wait
as much as four hours.
Aren't there simple solutions? Work
out an agreement with the county to
provide permitting and oversight serv-
ices and eliminate our building depart-
ment. My suspicion would be the
county folks would be pleased to have
the additional work during these tough
Times. Or we could simply change
the sign at the entry.to the city. You
know, the one that says "City of
Fernandina Beach where the Florida
building code is strictly enforced."
Truth in advertising would make that,
"Where building code is strictly, expen-
sively and, inefficiently enforced."
'Every place I look I see higher
costs to our citizens for a question-
- able level of service. I just received
my county tax assessments. The coun-
ty has held the line but the city com-
ponent is going up'agaih. What value
do we get for all the added costs?
In the end, folks get the govern-
ment they deserve. If citizens contin-
ue to tolerate nonsense like these fees
the only thing certain is we will con-
tinue to be abused by those with pub-
lic power.
It is not my intent to complain about
the city inspector. In fact, he did his job
very professionally. The problem does
not seem to be the employees but their
management.
Pat Keogh
Fernandina Beach

American dream
I recently read the article ostensi-
'bly on investing as a wholly partisan
opinion by one of your regular colum-
nists, who suggests that success
achieved by hard work and effort is
"ridiculed" ("American dream is based
on work, ingenuity, freedom," Sept.
12). He went on to say that, in essence,
people on the "dole" are lazy, shiftless
'and have succeeded in turning the
'media in their favor. He implicitly chas-
tises those on Social Security who pay
no federal income taxes; never mind
they paid as required by law for those
benefits. Active-duty military in com-
bat zones who do not pay federal
income tax, and others like college
students desperately needed in a
knowledge-based economy are also
snarkily referred to as on the "dole."
People in the USA work harder than
anybody in the world; more hours.
less vacation and so on. These ideas
that we have made hard work a matter
to be resented or ridiculed is fantasy.
Everybody who works pays almost


16 percent in FICA/FUTA taxes,
which is more than one of the candi-
dates for president paid on $20 mil-
lion in income last year. That should
make "flat tax" supporters proud, not
prod them to anger about not paying
federal income tax Current law to give
tax breaks to working people who
struggle to make ends meet was a
Republican idea.
This columnist should be featured
on the Opinion page, not as a colum-
nist on financial matters. The demo-
nization of people and ranting about
the bias in the media is telling; he has
an open forum in your paper. I only live
here part-time yet pay full-bore taxes
on property my wife and I own to fund
local government. I have worked six
days a week for 30-plus years and
built what I have with the help and
support of many government pro-
grams like roads, customs, law
enforcement, public schools, student
loans paid back in full with interest, an
-army and police to protect us. Nobody
has ridiculed me, except perhaps my
teenage kids, as Mark Twain once
commented; it's not a "scourge" as
stated. Work hard and keep at it;
maybe you succeed, maybe you fail
miserably. That is the true freedom
of the USA. And the right to take up
newspaper pages with speculation
based on misinformation.
Bob Tankel
Fernandina Beach

City commission
What is going on with some of our.
elleded city commissioners?
'In all of the 19 years I've lived here
in Fernandina I have not seen a group
of commissioners acting with such
dysfunctional manners. When the vot-
ers elect a person to serve as a com-
missioner, he does so hoping that the
person elected will be doing so to ben-
efit the entire city of citizens. All per-
sonal agendas should -be eliminated
and.his/her efforts be devoted to the
best interests of all, not his or hers.
A jerson who is elected to hold
that position better understand soon-
er orl later'the citizens will become
awtiar of teiir mistake they made on
Election D)ay. The way they vote (or
didn't vote) shows up very soon and
voters become restless and disturbed
enough to question their actions.
SExample: When the city commis-
sioners held open workshops to dis-
cll- ih liv budget for the coming year,
no objections or deep discussions per-
taining to the proposed mill rate need-


ed to hve a balanced budget were
made.
Workshops are created to air out
the laundry, ask questions, speak up -
discuss, and try to resolve any prob-
lems that come up at the commission
meeting. When a commissioner sits
there and doesn't come forward with
suggestions or questions they are not
performing their duties as our repre-
sentatives. While a workshop does not
provide for voting on these issues,
commissioners are expected to take
part in a proper manner. I suggest our
few commissioners-who are guilty
"join the team" You are hurting the
progress of this city and some of the
necessary steps to make this a better
place to live.
The uncooperative commissioners
waited to object several weeks later
at a regular commission meeting -
and voted to reject the increase in the
mill rate and increase in franchise fees
which help pay for the balanced budg-
et with only a small portion needed
for the Forward Fernandina. On a sec-
ond vote, this was passed to include a
lower mill rate increase. The city is
required to pass a balanced budget
for the next year.
It is not an easy job at budget time
especially this year as budgets are first
and foremost important for the accom-
plishment of carrying out the neces-
sary business of the city. It takes lots
of work and hours by the city manag-
er, department managers and city staff
members to put the budget together
and t also takes careful and dedicated
commissioners to help make it suc-,
cessful.
It would seem like one or two com-
missioners may be still trying to stop
the Forward Fernandina projects,
which include the waterfront plans,
the openingofAlachua Street, a much-
needed library remodel and some
other important improvements.
With the coming city commission
elections Nov. 6, all eligible voters
should be sure you have all the
required paperwork and material up to
date in time to vote, such as changes
in your address, name changes, and
proper place of voting. Second, "know
your candidate" find out about what
they are, their visions for the city, talk
to them and ask them about them-
selves and what they will do for the city
of Fernandina. Communicate and take
action with the candidates,
Third: Thl Nassau Supervisor of
Elections and staff have made it much
easier to vote by having more polling
places, better trained and dedicated


JOHN DARKOW/COLUMBIA (MO.) DAILY TRIBUNE

poll workers but more importantly,
early and absentee voting in addition
to Election Day. Early voting is Oct. 27-
Nov. 3.and Election Day Nov. 6.
John P. Megna
Fernandina Beach

From the farmer
A year ago, we began bringing our
lettuces to the Ferhandina Farmers
Market We want to thank,the com-
munity for not only being our cus-
tomers, but our friends. You have come
to our stand rain or shine. Your kind-
ness toward us has made every
Saturday an uplifting experience. You
make the daily sweat and hard work
worth it.
We appreciate your efforts to "buy
local" and to "meet the farmer." We
believe that easy access to local pro-
duce is an asset to any community and
its farmers. The addition of another
farmers market is a step in the right
direction.
Freddie and Heather Bacon
Jacksonville

Incredible service'
I wanted to take a moment and rec-
ognize John Crow of Amelia Lock and
Key. He gives such incredible cus-
tomer service, response times and
prices for his services that I had to
spread the word.
I had a day off, a page-long honey-
do list and fond myself locked out of
our backyard storage shed the same
shed that holds all the power tools and
equipment I would need to accomplish
those items on that list! John was at my
house within 30 minutes of my call,
and I was mowing my yard within min-
utes of his visit, with very little expense
for my misplacement of those shed
keys.
,More dramatically, I was all set to
attend a very cold Daytona 500 a cou-
ple of years back, car loaded, engine
running, heat on, when the doors just
automatically locked themselves while
I had run back into the house. I called
John, and he was there within 15 min-
ites -on a Sunday, no less. I was on the
road to my date with Tony Stewart #14
in no time. And the cost for that was
priceless in my book!
Thank you, John, for all you do for
your loyal customers, as well as with-
in our local community. You are truly
a "hidden gem" on our fine island.
Keep up the great work!
Trish Bohannon
Fernandina Beach


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ract the.public councils
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85A Wi:DNlESDAY, S11ii Ii .i m 26,2012 NEWS News-Leader


Life and death


On a road trip through the
Deep South there's a Civil
War battlefield monument
around every corner, or so it
seems when you are traveling
with a Civil War enthusiast
like Bucko. For me, though,
history is, well, history. I am
much more interested in the
goings on around me now, in
the moment.
But luckily, Bucko and I
can both enjoy the sights of
the battlefields. While he is
admiring the monuments and
reading the plaques, I'm
watching nature and snapping
photos. National battlefield
parks usually encompass
large natural areas, preserved
and managed to replicate the
scenery of 150 or more years
ago when these battles were
,fought. The Chickamauga
Battlefield National Park out-
side Chattanooga, Tenn., is a
landscape of rolling fields and
thick woods, full of life on this
land of death, plenty enough
to mesmerize both of us.
As we drove slowly along
the car trail from one historic
point to another a group of
bluebirds flew past us and
landed in a recently mowed
field, feasting on insects. We
lingered a bit to watch, then
moved on to the next marker
where we learned about a
"mix-up in the Union com-
mand."
A bit further down the
road a deer crossed in front of
us and stood fearlessly watch-
ing our car driving slowly to
the next marker, the site of


the field hos-
pital where
thousands of


tended, The
battle at
Chickuama-
WILD uga was one.
WID bf the Civil
WAYS War's dead-
list, with
18,000
Pat Confederate
Foster- Turley and 16,0(X)
Union casu-
alties on Sept. 20, 1863,
Along the roadside we
noticed some large yellow
globes, a6fruit of some sort, so
we stopped to investigate and
Bucko became my "hand
model" so I could get the size
in perspective to show the
ranger a photo when we got
back to the visitor center. This
was a new one on me sage
oranges which I've now
learned are found all over the
United States where they
were planted as windbreaks.
Their seeds are edible, but a
lot-of work to get at, but this
doesn't deter the squirrels,
who relish them. And yes, we
did see a lot of squirrels in the
trees on the battleground too.
And we also saw robins. As
we were admiring the osage
oranges a flock of them flew
down to drink from some
water puddles along the road
side. This is the migrating
time of year when robins flock
up and head south. No doubt


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A crow perches on a cannon at Chlicktxmaug Battlefield National Park near Chattanooga, Tenn.


soon, we'll see them in
Fernandina, they're heading
our way!
At another site, while
Bucko read the signposts
about "the Confederate break-
through" I busied myself with
my' camera, taking photos of a
very photogenic crow
perched on a cannon at the
edge of the field.
And there was still more to
see. As we looked over the


long expanse of Snodgrass
Hill, yet another site of mass
destruction, what's that in the
distance? A group of wild
turkeys strutted their stuff
right past some huge cylin-
ders of bay, looking for grain
scrap no doibt '
All in all there was a lot to
look aotbn the battle round,
bothighosts of the past and
life of the o present. I couldn't
.help b4t be reminded of a sim-


ilar scene of devastation, the I'm glad I can see the won-
Killing Fields of Cheung Ek ders of nature at these dis-
near Phnom Penh, Cambodia turbing places.and not just the
where 17,000 innocent citi- ghosts of history past. 11 take
zens were killed and buried in the joys of nature over the
mass graves. At this sorrowful sadness of history any time-
place, too,, I saw life in and without this perspective it's
among the ghosts. just too sad to contemplate.
Wildflowers were blooming I, PatFoster-Turleyis a zoologist
on the mass gravesite, and a ,,on Amelia Island. She welcomes
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November presidential elec-
tion (40 days and counting)
we finallyreceive news out of
Washington, I.C., that is not
about the election or the can-
didates. The news comes
from the U.S. Postal Service,
Now welcan look forward to
getting more junk mail in qur'
boxes because the Postal
Service announced that it is
planning to lower the bulk
postage rates. Even now it is'
difficult to find the worthwhile
mail in between the worthless


mail.
Bul we may not have to
worry about this sipce
Congress left for vacation last
week without passing legisla-
tiot to save the Postal Service
from' insolvency. Regardless of
this, maiy of us still do use
the mail to order and receive.
goods and services. For pick-
ups and deliveries private
.companies such as FedEx aid
UPS compete with the Postal
Service.
This :nonih Seniors vs.
Crime was asked by the


F'ernandina Beach Police to
investigate a complaint from
someone who had ordered
merchandise from ta retail
mail order company. She
returned most of the items
she ordered. The credit she
received on her; monthly state-
ment did not agree wit h her
records and she was charged
for insurance. She questioned
those charges and asked Jor
an e~plasation. The company
response was to start charg- .
ing interest and penalties
because she did not pay the,


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waiting for aanads"wer. '
Pru'stration with tryirigto deal
,, with an unresponsive mail
order company led to her con-
Stacting the Fernandina Beach
P police D)epartment for help.
S We fououndut that the com-
pany has been around for
quite awhile. We asked anum-
ber of friends who were cus-
tomers and they told us they
never, had a problem'with the
company. We looked at the
company's wpbsite and asked
the lB ':ir liNiineIs Bureau
(IBB.) ii they had received
any complaints, Nothing
seemed (ut of the ordinary.
Then Seniors vs. 'Crirpe tried
to contaUt bthe co'apany,
Nunlermou, calls to their
complaint resolution.office
were not answered. When we
did get a person to respond,
and asked for help under-
standing the monthly charges,
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to the owners of the company.
Seniot's vs. Crime will let our
readers know how this case
gets resolved, .
Remember that.buying
without having the ability to
actually inspect the merchan-
dise puts you at a higher risk
of fraud than if you were,to
'shop in.a physical store. You
are not able,to discuss the
sale with a person standing in
front,of you either,
S: Mail orders put the con-
sumer at risk if a hacker' ,
should break into the compa-
ny's website ahd steal your
personal information, e.g.,
name, address and credit card,
number. Of course' this can
also happen if you have art
account or use a credit card,
with a local merchant but it is
less likely. '
Here are some guidelines
to follow if you are one of the
many shoppers who do order ,
merchandise through the ,
mail. .
1. Check to make sureyou,
receive exactly what you. **
ordered and examine the mer-
chandise to see that no dam% ,-
age was done before or during
.shipping. '
S2. Review the invoice to .
ensure no unauthorized ,
charges show up; e.g., insur-
ance, handling or shipping (if
it was supposed to be free.)/
Buying insurance may be
advisable since once the prod-r
uct leaves the seller they may


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no' longer be responsible for it
arriving as ordered.
"' 3. Deal with known compa-
'nies; check with the BBB and
look for independent/con-
sumei reviews of others'
shopping experiences.
4. Immediately report any
Unauthorized charges to the
seller and the credit card com-
pany in writing. In the case we
discussed, the company had
issued a stored credit card with
a $400 limit.
5. It's all right to call the
company to try to discuss a
problem but do not rely on
gettingyour problem resolved
over the phone. If you find a
real person to talk to, ask for
his/her name.
Seniors vs. Crime is a spe-
cial project of the Florida State
Attorney General and in part-
nership with the Fernandina
' Beach Police Department.
Our services are free and we
are staffed with localvolun-
teers. We provide education
Sabout'scams and frauds. If you
Share involved in a civil dispute,
Swe;vill assist you in reaching
a resolution. If you feel asif
.someonejs aboutto or has
taken advantage of you, call us
Sat,277-7342, ext. 232 or mail
us: svcfbfl@gmailcom.
Requests for assistance can
Salo be made on our statewide
websitee: wwwseniorsvscrite,
corn orby calling'the Attorney
SGeneral's consumer hotline at
(866) 9 NO SCAM.


How to prevent,


reduce falls


among elderly
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--FHwia Delpart-mt-n .', H.n.,Alt--lFMO/-injur- tiyfb+id-
(DOH), the Florida Depart- x.html.
ment of Elder Affairs (DOEA) DOEA also has an active
and local partners have joined falls prevention program as part
together to promote and of its overall health and well-
increase public awareness ness initiative. DOEA, which is
about how to prevent and the primary state agency
reduce falls among older adults. responsible for administering
Unintentional falls are the lead- human services programs to
ing cause of injury death benefit Florida's growing
among Florida residents ages elder population, works closely
65 years and older. with local communities to
"Falls are not an inevita- develop falls prevention pro-
ble part of aging." said State grams.
'Surgeoh Generaland Secretary "Falls pose one of the
of Health Dr. John H Arm- biggest threats to elders in
strong. 'The good news is that Florida, and there is so much
we have proven strategies to we can do to reduce the risk,"
identify those at highest risk, said Elder Affairs Secretary
reduce falls, and help older Charles T. Corley."The key to
adults live healthier and lalls prevention is to under-
longer." stand the problem and to
Unintentional falls ar- the acknowledge the steps we
leading cause'of injury death can take to keep our seniors
among Florida residents ages safe."
65 years and older and the Falls prevention interven-
fourth leading cause of injury, tions can improve the quality
death overall. In addition, falls of life for seniors, and DOEA
are the leading cause of non- offers several intervention pro-
fatal injury-related hospital giams throughout Florida
admissions in Florida. Evidence-based (EB) interven-
In 2011, more than 2,000 res- tions found in Florida include-
idents were fatally injured in a Eat Better Move More,
fall and more than 60,000 were Enhance Fitness. Healthy
hospitalized for non-fatal Ideas, Tai Chi: Moving for
injuries. Nearly three-quarters Better Balance, Chronic
of these injuries were among Disease Self Management
residents ages 65 years and Progiam, A Matter of Balance
older. and Diabetes Self-Management
"In addition to financial Program
costs, there are many pet sonal Seniot falls prevention ini-
costs associated ilth senior liatives such as the Florida
falls: loss of independence, fam- Senioi Falls Prevention Coali-
ilystrain, reduced qualityoflife, liop are spearheaded by the
fear of future falls, social isola- Flprida Department of Health,
tion, and loss of productivity." Of(ice of Injury Prevention and
said Dr. Armstrong. the Florida Departnmnt of
If you'are'interesled in cre- Eldet Affairs, Elder Rights
aling a Senior Falls Prevenlion Bule.au, Communilies for a
Coalition in your community, lifelile. For more information
gathering injury data or leairn- visit www.doh.state.fl.us/
ing more about Senior Falls ; I)EMO/IljuryPrevention/seni
Prevention and Trainiig visit orfall.hmil o) http://elderaf-
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POLICE REPORT


This was written by Garrett
Pelican of the News-Leaderfrom
oral and written reports by the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office,
the city ofFernandina Beach
Police Department and other
agencies. Arrest indicates suspi-
cion ofa crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach Police
Department at 277-7342 or the
Nassau County Sheriffs' Office
anonynouslyby calling 225-0147
in Yulee and Fernandina Beach
or 879-2136 in Callahan,
.Hilliard and Bryceville. The "We
Tip"program 1-800-78CRIME
also allows callers to leave
anonymous tips.

BurglaryandbatteW y
A Fernandina Beach man
who police say tried to strangle
a man during a fight was arrest-
ed early Saturday morning on
burglary and battery charges,
according to a police report.
The incident began, the vic-
tim told police, during an argu-
ment with his girlfriend at their
Sadler Road residence when
Fred Alan Hartley came to the
door and refused to leave about
2 am. Hartley, 39, reportedly
weit inside the home uninvited
and dragged the victim out by
his shirt collar, police said. .
While the pair tangled on
the ground, Hartley allegedly
pressed his forearm against the
victim's throat and started stran-
gling him, the report stated, but
stopped when the victim
stabbed him in the gut with a
small pocket knife. Hartley then
fled, police said.
Police said the victim had
red marks around his throat
and told investigators he feared
for his life with Hartley on top of
him. Rescue workers at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau told
police Hartley's stab wound was
not life threatening.
Hartley, of 4135 River Marsh
Bend, Fernandina Beach, is
charged with one count of bur-
glary, a felony, and battery, a
misdemeanor.

Plllbust
Police arrested a Callahan
man Friday after learning he
had received 3,000-plus pre-
scription pills from six differ-
ent doctors without alerting


them that he was seeing other
physicians, according to a police
report.
Over the course of 11
months, police said, Michael
Lamar Clark received prescrip-
tions for 2,600 pills of oxy-
codone, nearly 600 pills of
methadone and more than 100
pills of hydrocodone, all nar-
cotic pain relievers.
Clark, 46, failed to notify
each doctor that he had seen
others within the previous 30
days, police said..
Clark, of 45797 Bismark
Road, Callahan, has been
charged with four counts of
obtaining prescriptions by with-
holding information, a felony,
and remains in custody on a
$100,000 bond. '

Stun gunused
AYulee woman under inves-
tigation for driving under the
influence after a traffic crash
Friday night was stunned and
arrested for. battery on an offi-
cer when she pushed a deputy
trying to remove her from his
cruiser, according to a police
report.
Police said Deborah Ann
Richardson was involved in a
wreck near Bonnie Oaks Drive
on Amelia Island about 10 p.m.
and was participating in a DUI
investigation when she grew
unruly. Richardson, 22, blew
0.264 on a Breathalyzer, police
said.
Police said she was too
unsteady on her feet for field
sobriety tests and grew bel-
ligerent when deputies tried to
remove her from the back of
the car.
, Deputies stunned Richard-
son after she refused to leave
the vehicle and physically
fought off the deputies trying to
remove her.
Her passengers, one of age
and the other under the legal
drinking age, both had difficult
ty standing and smelled of alco-
hol, police said. There were two
open bottles of liquor in
Richardson's vehicle within
reach of her and her passen-
gers, the report stated.
Richardson, of 96991 Black-
rock Road, Yulee, is charged
with battery on a law enforce-
ment officer, resisting arrest
with violence, driving under the
influence and contributing to


the delinquency of a minor,

Aggravated battery
Police arrested a F'ernandina
Beach man on aggravated bat-
tery charges Sept. 17 after he
beat another man with a metal
chair, according to a police
report.
The victim, who was being
treated at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, told investiga-
tors that Irvin Andrew McClean
struck him several times with a
chair at a homeless shelter. The
victim's elbow was swollen and
he had small cuts on his arm,
police said.
The incident began when
the victim was sweeping the
floor of the shelter and asked to
move a fan that was near
McClean, witnesses told police.
After a brief disagreement,
McClean, 24, threw the fan at
the victim and then grabbed, a
nearby chair and attacked him
with it, the report stated.
Located at the shelter,
McClean, of 302 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, was charged
with aggravated battery and
transported to Nassau County
Jail.

Amed burglary
A Fernandina Beach man
was charged with armed bur-
.glary and grand theft of a
firearm Sept 16 after he stole a
gun and several knives and
swords from an O'Neil area res-
idence, according to a police
report
Witnesses told police that
they saw William Michael
Johnson on Sept. 14 at the Otter
Court residence where the
property was taken, prior to the
thefts. Johnson, 55, did not have
permission to be in the home,
nor to take any of the items, the
report stated.
Johnson, of 95078 Catalina
Drive, Fernandina Beach, was
charged with armed burglary
to a dwelling and grand theft of
a firearm.-

Feonyarests
STimothy August Williams,
50,36050 Dyal Road, Callahan,
Sept 23, burglary, petit theft.
Edward Allen Whorton,
23, 95036 Santa Juana Road,
Nassauville, Sept. 22, Nassau


Study Niacin boosts good cholesterol


Univsity ofFlorda
JACKSONVILLE Main-
taining healthy cholesterol lev-
els can keep heart disease,
heart attack and stroke away.
And a commonly used vitamin
could help by increasing pro-
duction of "good" cholesterol
in the body, researchers at the
University of Florida College
of Medicine-Jacksonville have
found. The findings were pub-
lished recently in the journal
Metabolism, Clinical and
Experimental.
Physicians have long pre-
scribed a B-vitamin called nico-
tinic acid to help keep good
cholesterol levels high. Early
studies suggest that niacin pre-
vents the removal of good cho-
lesterol known as high-den-
sity lipoprotein or HDL- from
the body, and in so doing, rais-
es the concentration of the sub-
stance. But the new results
from studies of human cells
suggest that niacin plays an
even greater role, not just pre-
venting removal, but actually
boosting production of good
S cholesterol in the liver and
small intestine.
"We've known the value of
nicotinic acid for years, but this
shows there could be even
more benefits than we
thought," said the study's lead
author Michael Haas, a
research associate professor of
medicine.
A person's cholesterol read-
ing is made up of two major


parts: HDL and low-density
lipoprotein, also called LDL or
"bad" cholesterol. HDL is
responsible for moving choles-
terol out of various tissues and
into the liver so it can be
flushed from the body. Doctors
recommend keeping good cho-
lesterol levels high and bad cho-
lesterol levels low.
The body uses nicotinic acid
to convert carbohydrates into
energy. It is found in many over-
the-counter multivitamin for-
mulations and is sometimes
prescribed on its own to lower
triglycerides and increase good
cholesterol
But until now, researchers
weren't quite sure whether
niacin could actually increase
good cholesterol levels.
To find definitive evidence,
the UF researchers tested
human liver and intestine cells
in the first study of its kind.
They found that nicotinic acid
increased the activity of a gene
that produces a protein called
apolipoprotein A-i, which is the
major component of good cho-
lesterol in the blood. Not only
that, the researchers were able
to identify the specific region
of the gene that was responsi-
ble f9r making new HDL
The work was funded by a
$20,000 grant from the
Endocrine Fellows Association
to former UF fellow Abdul-
Razzak Alamir, M.D.
"We have hoped for a long
time that we would develop a
medicine to raise the good cho-


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County warrant, sale of mari-
juana, bond $10,(X)00
Matthew Robert Mcllrath,
26, Kingsland, Ga., Sept. 21,
Calmden County warrant, bur-
glary, no bond,
Linda-Kaye Timmons, 57,
96553 Blackrock Road, Yulce,
Sept. 20, atlempltd robbery -
two counts
Philip Dewayne Spivey Jr,
21,230 S. Third St., Fernandina
Beach, Sept. 19, grand theft,
dealing in stolen property.
Randall Rockwell Wood-
arcl, 41, 29243 Pigeon Creek
Road, Hilliard, Sept. 19, burgla-
ry to a dwelling, grand theft,
bond $1(X),000.
Michael Albert Deangelis,
39, 27054 Molly lane, Hilliard,
Sept. 19, sale of opium or deriv-
ative, sale of controlled sub-
stance.
Shawn Joseph Bannister,
28, 37909 Kings Ferry Road,
Hilliard, Sept. 19, Nassau


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4700 Amelia Island Parkway. Amelia Island, Florida
Adjacent to TheRitz Carllon


'County warrant, trafficking in
controlled substance, posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a prescription, sale of
counterfeit drugs, bond
$25,0(X).
James Augustus Alder-
man, 43, 18214 Joseph Lane,
Hilliard, Sept. 19, sale of mari-
juana.
Alyssa Marie Ruiz, 28,
2638 Gregor McGregor Blvd.,
Fernandina Beach, Sept. 19,
Nassau County warrant, viola-
tion of probation possession of
a controlled substance without
a prescription, violation of pro-
bation sale and delivery of
cocaine, violation of probation -
no driver's license, violation of
probation -petit theft.
Ray Anthony Albertie, 55,
475097 Middle Road, Hilliard,
Sept. 18, Nassau County war-
rant, exploitation of the elderly,
uttering a forgery, forgery, bond
$65,000.


John William Ezell, 38,
35956 Mt. Zion Loop, Yulee,
Sept. 18, Nassau County war-
rant, violation of probation -
sale and delivery of cocaine, no
bond.
'0 Tessa Amelia Tulloh, 18,
2151'Pebble Beach Way,
Fernandina Beach, Sept. 18,
Nassau County warrant,
grand theft, dealing in stolen
property.
Alexia Jermaine Wilson,
39; 1536 Lewis St., Fernandina
Beach, Sept. 18, domestic bat-
tery by strangulation.
Richard Dempsey lHall,
45, 95164 Richard Road,
Fernandina Beach, Sept. 17,
possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell, no
bond,
Irvin Andrew McClean,
24, 30Z' South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, Sept, 17,
aggravated battery;,
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NOTICE OF REZONING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday. the 16th day of
October 2012. at 7:00 P.M. the Planning and Zoning Board of
Nnasau ('"linly W\ill' i tl' ai' ptfhlic 'lHie ii', at the '( 'rrh lisisitil
Chambers. James S. Page Governmental Complex. 96135
Nassau Place, Yulee. Florida 32097 to consider application No.
R12-010 for rezoning. Also, he it known that on Monday, the
26th of November 2012 and Monday, the 10th of December
2012 the Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County
will hold public hearings on the said application for Rezoning
No. R12-010, at the Commission Chambers. James S. Page
Complex location concerning the following described property
in Nassau County.

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R12-010 proposes to rezone approximately 24,000 acres from
Open Rural (OR) to East Nassau Community Planning Area -
Planned Development (ENCPA-PD).
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The property is located on the east side of -95 between St
Marys River and SR200.

This application is filed by TerraPointe, LLC.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearings
and to be heard. Copies of the proposed Rezoning and support-
'ing information are available fotr inspection'in the office of the .
Nassau County Growth Management Department, 96161
fNassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Comments may also be direct-
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to ag'egory@nassaucountyfl.com, or received by telephone at
(904) 491-7328. All comments \ill become part of tie record
in this matter and subject to Florida's public records law.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to
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at last Iwenty-four (24) hours in advance to request such
accommodation.

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COURT REPORT


The following report was
compiled by Angela Daughtry,
News-Leader staff, from the Sept.
20 court docket of Circuit Court
Judge Robert M. Foster.
M Chance Tyler Bennett
pleaded guilty to grand theft
and dealing in stolen property
and adjudication was withheld.
In a second case he pleaded
guilty to the same charges, and
adjudication was withheld. In
both cases he was sentenced
to 24 months probation, a
drug/alcohol evaluation within
60 days and any follow-up treat-
ment and 75 hours of commu-
nity service at five hours per
month, to run concurrently. He,
was ordered to pay a total of
$1,362,in restitution, $796 in.
court costs, $300 to the Public
Defender's Office and $200 to
the State Attorney's Office.
Colby Alexander Brad-
berry pleaded guilty to battery
by a person detained in a deten-
tion facility and adjudication
was withheld. He was sen-
tenced to time served litn.i
Nassau County Jail and ordered
to pay $398 in court costs and
$100 to the State Attorney's'
Office.'
Reggie Chaney pleaded
guilty to burglary of a struc-
ture or conveyance and grand
theft, was adjudicated guilty.
and sentenced to 5 years in i.a
state prison with credit for time"':
served since June 12, to run
concurrent with two other.
cases. He was ordered to pay
$398 in costs, $100 to the State
Attorney's Office, $150 to the
Regional Conflict Counsel and
$2,060 in restitution in this case.
Restitution orders also were
entered on all his cases.
* Robert Wayie. Conneri
pleaded not guilty to two counts
of grand theft and burglary of a
dwelling.
Lewis Franklin Crone Jr.
pleaded guilty to two counts of
sale or delivery of a controlled
substance and was adjudicated
guilty. He was sentenced to 18
months in state prison with
credit for time served on each
count, to rtn concurrently with
another sentence. He was
ordered to pay a totalof$996 in
court costs, $300 to the Public
Defender's Office and $200 to
the State Attorney's Office.
Joshua Lee Freeman
pleaded not guilty to unlawful
possession of a listed chemi-
cal, pseudoephedrine, and
attempted sale, mrnufacturceor
delivery of a controlled sub-
stance.
David Leon George plead-
-ed guilty to driving while
license suspended, habitual
offender and was adjudicated
guilty. He was sentenced to four
months in Nassau County Jail
with credit for time served and
ordered to pay $398 in dourt
costs, $150 to the Public
Defender's Office and $100 to
the State Attorney's Office.
I* Jamie Lee Gilbreth Jr.
pleaded not guilty to sale, man-
ufacture, deliver with intent to
sell a controlled substance.
Claude H. Goodwin plead-
ed guilty to a lesser charge of
three counts of sale of a con-
trolled substance, and three
counts of battery on a law
enforcement officer, and was
adjudicated guilty. On each
count he was sentenced to 18
months in a state prison, with
credit for time served, followed
by 18 months drug offender
probation with random' drug
testing, to run concurrently. He
must undergo a drug/alcohol
evaluation within 60 days of
release and any follow-up treat-
ment He was ordered to pay a
total of $1,892 in court costs,


$352 in surcharges, and $400 to
the State Attorney's Office.
Amber Dawn Grove
pleaded not guilty to child neg-
lect, no great bodily harm.
SA trial date of Dec. 10 was
set for Lee Eldridge Holman,
charged with possession of
marijuana over 20 grams and
possession with intent to sell,
deliver, manufacture or pur-
chase marijuana.
Beth Grigg Johnson
pleaded not guilty to criminal
attempt to soJicit or conspire
third-degree.
E'Terrell Jones Jr. pleaded
not guilty to sale or delivery of
cocaine and sale or delivery of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church,
William'Carl Jones was
served an affidavit and pleaded
not guilty to a violation of pro-
bation being served for grand
theft. In a second case he plead-
ed not guilty to criminal mis-
chief over $1,000.
i Eloy McKirinon pleaded
,gii't utteringig a forged
'inriitr ent and was adjudicat-
ed guilty. He was sentenced to
.2 fiiinths probation and 75
ours of community service at
'ive hours per month. He was
ordered to pay $398 in court
costs, $260 in restitution, $150
to the Public Defender's Office
and $100 to the State Attorney's
Office.
.1 Jeremiah Miller pleaded
guilty. to a lesser-included
charg.Ibf petit theft and was
a4judiated guilty. He was sen-
'tenced. to time served in
Nassaui County Jail and 12
months probation. He may trav-
el for work with.approval of his
probation officer. He was
ordeited to pay $1,000 in resti-
tution, $203 in court costs, $100'
to the Public Defender's Office
and $50 to the State Attorney's
Offre.
The court will no prose-.
cute Jaman Rashaad Mitchell
on a charge of driving while
license suspended, habitual
offender.
Lavarina Lee Mitchell
pleaded guilty to possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, man-
ufacture or deliver within 1,000
feet of a school, three counts of
sale, manufacture, purchase or
deliver cocaine within 1,000 feet
of a church, business or school,
possession of cocaine, keeping
a public nuisance structure for
drug activity and possession
Qf, ;pntLrllndl subtance pwra-
phernalia, and was adjudicated
guilty. She was sentenced to
519 days of time served in
Nassau County Jail and ordered
to pay a total of $2,490 in court
costs, $750 to the Regional
Conflict Counsel and $500 to
the State Attorney's Office.
Atrial dateofDec. 10was
set for Sara Marie Nelson,
charged with two counts of
child abusewithoutgreat harm.
Steven Dwayne Nelson
pleaded guilty to a violation of
probation being served for
felony battery and was adjudi-
cated guilty. Probation wasrein-
stated with the same original
conditions. In a second case
Nelson pleaded guilty to an
attended charge of no valid dri-
ver's license and was not pros-
ecuted on a charge of posses-
sion of a controlled substance
Without a prescription. He was
sentenced to time served in
Nassau County Jail and ordered
to pay $203 in court costs and
$50 to the State Attorney's
Office .
,I Chadwick Samuel Pickett
pleaded guilty to grand theft
arid dealing in stolen property
and adjudication was withheld.
He was sentenced to two years


Humane Society warns

about puppy mills


Florida News.Connecton
TALLAHASSEE Florida
ranks number one in a new
study for the number of com-
plaints about purchases of pup-
pies that are in poor health. The
.findings point to the need for
buyers to be more careful about
where their new pets come
from, says'Melanie Kahn, sen-
ior director of the Puppy Mills
Campaign of the. Humane
Society of the United States.
Mills says 91 percent of the
complaints in the new study
center on puppies that are'ill
or have congenital disorders
that can shorten their lives.
When Florida consumers
made these purchases, Kahn
says, most of them probably
had no idea they were pur-
chasing a dog that came from a
puppy mill ,
"If you purchase a dog in a
pet store or online, you are run-
ning the risk of purchasing a
sick puppy. That's what we have
learned from all of the thou-
sands of complaints that have
come directly to the Humane


Society of the United States,
,from people who have pur-
chased dogs in this way."
Kahn says' the best way to
assure you are getting a healthy
pet is to adopt one from a local
animal shelter. The five-year
study found Florida, Ohio and
Illinois had the highest num-
ber of complaints involving pup-
pies purchased from pet stores.
While there'are responsible
breeders, Kahn points out, she
encourages people who want
to buy direct from a breeder to
first do some homework.
"Go to the breeder's hoine,
see where the puppies are born
and raised,,and meet the par-
ents of the puppy. Bottom line
is, if the breeder won't let you
do that, for whatever reason,
that is a big redflag. That per-
son is, more likely than not, a
puppy-mill operator."
The survey involved 2,500
consumer complaints between
2007 and 2011, including 350
cases in which puppies died
shortly after being purchased.
The full report is available at
www.humanesociety.org.


probation with the special con-
ditions that he must Continue
the Teen Challenge ProgramK
to successful completion; have
no drugs or alcohol, submit to
random drug testing and main-
tain full-time' employment or
schooling after his release. He
was ordered to pay $1,000 in
restitution,'$398 in court, costs,'
$150 to the Public Defender's
Office and $100 to the State
Attorney's Office. Costs are
waived while in Teen
.Challenge.
1i Bpyd ,Eugene Russ was
adjidicated guilty of introduc-
ing contraband into a county
jail and sentenced to time
served in Nassau. County Jail


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and three years of probation.
In a second case he was adju-
dicated guilty of battery on a
law enforcement officer,
'obstructing or opposing a
police officer without violence
and disorderly intoxication. He
was sentenced to time served
in Nassau County Jail and three
years probation, concurrent
with his first sentence, which
can be transferred to Putnam
County.


JonathanT. Scott was
served an affidavit and pleaded
guilty to a violation of proba-
tion being served for posses-
sion of cocaine, Adjudication
was withheld and his probation
was revoked and terminated
with the special condition of
time served in Nassau County
Jail. He was ordered to pay
$807.60 in outstanding costs.
Alger Lynn Sluder Jr.
pleaded not guilty to felony driv-


ing while license suspended or
revoked and fleeing or attempt-
ing to elude a police officer.
5 Joshua William Smart
pleaded not guilty to lewd and
lascivious offense against a vic-
tim less than 16 years of age
by a person 18 or older.
, The court will not prose-
cute Christopher Thomas
on a charge of uttering forged
bills.
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expanded recycling program. There are no changes to the collection schedule, but there are new collection guide-
lines. For more information-on the new recycling program, go to www.fbfl.us/recycle.


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On July 3, the city commis-
sion extended its service con-
tract rith Advanced Disposal
for collection of garbage, recy-
cling and yard debris. Contract
renegotiations included an
enhanced recycling program


for city residents..
The blue 20-gallon recycle
bin will be replaced with a
green 65-gallon cart, In addi-
tion to a larger capacity con-
tainer, city residents will be able
,to recycle more materials.


Advanced Disposal's "Make
Your Mother Proud" enhanced
recycling program will start on
Oct 1. The new carts will be
delivered during the last week
of September.
The green 65-gallon cart will'
be serviced by a new auto-load
truck.
City residents are requested
to empty their existing blue bin
and place it next to your new
recycling cart on your regular-
ly scheduled pickup. All recy-
cled materials must be located
in the green recycling cart The
following items will be accept-
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recycling program offered:
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* Shredded paper (in paper
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by 2 feet or smaller and flat)
Aseptic Packaging
* Dry Food Packages .
* Boxed soups .
* Soda cartons
* File Boxes
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* Detergent & cleaning con-
tainers
* Milk jugs and colored jugs
* Soda bottles (remove lids)
* Water bottles (remove lids)
Cans
* Aluminum beverage cans
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* Aluminum baking lins
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* Clean metallic lids
Glass
* Clear glass
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New Boys & Girls Club

opens on Lime Street


AlAN DONAI DsON
For the News-Leader
A iileshiine for the kids of
Fernandina Beach was passed
hMcndwi when Boys & Girls
Club (members were admit-
ted for the first time to the new
Roberts Learning and
Achievement Center on Lime
Street, a state-of-the-art club.
Unit Director Walter
Crminiriih. had a hard time
rn-inaiijinrg the kids' enthusi-
asm as they roamed through
the new facility. The young
people marveled at the spa-
cious rooms, such a contrast to
the cramped quarters they
were used to at the old club
on South 11th Street.
The new Technology
Center has space for 30 kids to
use their own networked corm-
puter monitors, accessing the
learning programs specifically
developed by Microsoft for
BGC of America. The Arts
Room is able to accommodate
30 young people sitting in their
own space to work on projects,
And the Learning Zone has
room for 30 kids to work on
academic development activi-
ties. For teens, .the,
Teen/Music/Drama room
offers the "In Search of Me
Caft" program, sponsored by
the Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise.
Outside the open-air cov-
ered gym provides for sports
like basketball and volleyball,
while the athletic field is a per-
fect venue for soccer,
And when the kids get hun-
gry, the big canteen provides
snacks and even meals, on spe.
cial occasions. Probably the
most popular room is the real-
ly large Activities/Game Room
with pool, Ping-Pong and
chess tables, two large screen
1Vs for video instruction and
olher provision for fun games.
This new club was
designed to provide the ideal
'facility to deliver the daily after-
school curriculum, built on the
five core areas that are keys to
the Boys & Girls Club pro-
gram: academic achievement,
health and life skills, character
and leadership development,
the arts and physical fitness
and organized athletics.
When at capacity, some 250
young people, ages 6 to 16, will
find a world expanded to meet
their dreams of success in life.
But this new and wonderful
place did not spring automati-


cally into being. It was the cul-
mination of a remarkable coop-
erative effort by many people.
Starting with the vision of the
Fernandina Beach Housing
Authority in 2007 that provid-
ed the first small unit for the
Boys & Gills program to begin
in Fernandina and continuing
with the recognition of the
Nadsau County School Board
that the club offers invaluable
after-school opportunities for
children, the momentum gath-
ered for the Boys & Girls Club
Nassau Foundation to initiate
the capital campaign that has
brought this idea to reality
A key decision in the proj-
ect was the 2011 agreement of
the Nassau County School
Board and Superintendent
John Ruis, to lease unused.
property near the Southside
Elementary Schoolto the club
for $1 per year.
The Boys & Girls Club
.Nassau Foundation had faith
that the local community
would rally to support a new
club, and indeed it has. The
total cost of the project
reached $2 million and has
been more than 95 percent
subscribed tb'date.
And the county and city
worked together with grant
writer Mike Pikula to obtain a
FDOT grant for sidewalks to
safely access the new club as
well as improve safe access to
Southside Elementary. But it
turned out the FDOT grant
would not be available soon
enough for sidewalk comple-
tion by the time the new club
was to open so the Board of
County Commissioners
stepped in, agreeing to tem-
porarily restrict Lime Street to
one-way traffic and make safe
walking possible.
On Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1-
4 p.m., the nevi club will-host
its grand opening ceremony
it will be a great occasion with
an open house, music by the
New Horizons Band, words
from local dignitaries, a flag-
raising by the American
Legion and a ribbon-cutting*
plus-refreshments provided by
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. All are welcome to
attend, at 1175 Lime St More
information about the event is
.available at 261-8666 and
info@bgcnassau.org.
'all Walter Cromartie at
491-9102 to find out about
enrolling your young person
in the new club.


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NEws L.,ADI:lR / FTRNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Record night for Henry; Hornets win 45-28


BETH JONES
News-Leader
Friday was a record-set-
ting night for Yulee's Derrick
"Shocka" Henry. He rushed
45 times for 510 yards,
bypassing Emmitt Smith on
the state's list of career rush-
ers with 9,255 yards, setting a
new inglr-ianic rushing
record and is one game shy of
a national record with 38
Msraight 100-yard games.
Henry alist sc rt:l six
touchdowns in the Hornets'
45-28 victory over visiting
Andrew ackson.
It was a great night in
terms of the win and what
Derrick accomplished," said
Bobby Ramsay, head football
coach at Yulee High School.
"The offensive line of Nick
Ortiz, Jack Dobrie, Dalton
Turner, Austin Williams,
Nathan Hoyle and Michael
Brown playl'd really well.
"Quarterback Dalton
Bradley got us into the right
plays at the.line and tight end
Aaron Clifton and fullback
Jason Ray played really well
also."
Henry had more than 100
yards in the first quarter and
had racked up 339 by half-
time.
"Derrick, you could tell
early was feeling it, so when
that happens you just have to
give him the ball and'let him
do what he does well,"
Ramsay said. "Jackson had a
lot of talent, on offense.espe-
cially.
"I was pretty happy with
the defense: Zane Cruz and
Gunnar Cox had big games
along with Chris Murdock
and Taylor Fooli. Garrett
Henderson and Matt Little
did a good job of keeping the
ball in front of them in the
secondary. Our return game *
needs Ti improve drastically
this w.-rk -
-. jVlrhjb~ .r mma perr '" .'.
Enrrf~titt Smith, frormm'l.Flrtaida
Gator and Jacks'.nvillk
Jaguar. out of his spoltl No. 2
as the state's top rusher,
Glades Day's Kelvin Taylor
(son of former Jaguar and
Gator Fred Taylur) still holds
the record with more than


PHOTOS BY BETHJONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Yulee Hornets hosted Andrew Jackson's Tigers Fridaynight for
homecoming. The,3-1 Hornets won 45-28. Derrick Henry, top left,
moved into the second spot in Florida career rushing, broke the single-
game record and is a game shy of a national record. Chris Murdock
and Gunnar Cox team up for a tackle, top. Above, Marlon Register with
a stop. Left, Coach Bobby Ramsay confers with Tristyn Bennett.


lJ,0t0 ) car' 'r rushing yairdil
Slenry and 'Taylor will be
on the samn fiflil Friday
night, opposite sidlin.s,
when Yulee hosts (;ladrs Day
in a nationally tletvi-d gKamr..
Kickoff is at 8ip.m.


"We havw a lot to look for- used to winning Should be a
ward to with Glades Day com- lotof fun and a once-in-a-life-
ing in to town," R;am.,ay said. time opportunity for Yulee as
"We are excited to host ESPN a community."
and a great team in Glades Bradley completed two of
Day. They ihav' a special three passes for 25 yards. Ray
player in Taylor and ith.y are had nine carries for 47 yards.


Daniel Sizemore had a recep-
tion for 12 yards and Aaron
Clifton reeled in the other for
13.
Cruz led Yulee's defense
with 10 tackles and two
assists. Murdock had six


stops and two assists. Cox
recorded three tackles, an
assist, two tackles for a loss
and a quarterback sack. Tyler
Spear had four tackles and
Henderson had a sack and a
safety.


Pirates scoreearly, lose to Cocoa Beach 31-21


, i '

The Pirates hosted Cocoa Beach Friday night and dropped to 1-3.with a 31-21 loss () thte vsitors.,
Above, quarterback Cole Willis sigKinls for touchdown after teammate Tony Frankland runs the ball
into the end zone. Right, Willis is in the end zone for a TD himself. Right top, Calvin Igani on the
.move for the I'iran.s. Fernandina Beach is home again Friday with billiard. Kickoff is slated for 7:30
p.m. at Pirate Field.


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BETH JONES
SNews-Leader
A holding penalty negated a Pirate touch-
down in the first quarter Friday night.
"That really hurt because that would've
gotten us going and gave us some momen-
tum," said Travis Hodge, head football coach
atFernandina Beach High School. "Next
thing we know, we were down 14-0."
The Pirates went on to lose 31-21 to the vis-
iting Cocoa Beach Minutemen.
"We gave up too many big plays on D,"
Hodge said. "I didn't have my guys ready to
play. I was outcoached and outprepared. I defi-
nitely looked in the mirror and will fix some
things.
"Offensively we played well, but we still
missed some'opportunities. We've definitely
improved greatly on that side of the ball.
"It's really just a matter of putting it all
together,:offense, defense and special teams.
We've played some games, where we have
played well on defense but struggled ,'n
offense, and Friday we played well en ulli-is,
but struggled on defen n and special teams.
So we just have to continue to do what we are
doing and just get a little better at it each
week."
The Pirates trailed 24-7 nat alftinii,
'"Offens- came out after half and answered
to make it 24-14. Defense finally got three-
and-out and got the offense the ball back."
Fernandina managed to close within three
points, 24-21.
"We just couldn't continue to close," Hodge
said. "I'm very proud of how tlhi kids fiolUgh
We're not happy with a 1-3 record but we've
got to keep fighting, keep battling and keep
working."
Tony Frankland I'd th.- Pirals witlih 162
yards on 28 carries and a c u'iph- f4 IhI. I
downs. Calvin Logan had 7 yniarrls 12
touches. Cha Chi Moses rushed 11 linm t for
48 yards. Quarterback Cole Willis carried the
ball seven times for 41 yards and a score,
The. Pirates are at home again, h, i. ii.g t(he
Hilliard Flashes Friday night at 7:30 p.m:


Eimerly usiessgr-n r School Board Distic 4
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Yulee BasktbalAssodatlon
The Yulee Basketball Association will begin
registration in October for the 2012-13 season.
Registration dates are Oct. 16, 18, 22 ard 26
from 5:30-7 p.m. and Oct. 20 and 27 from 8
a.m. to noon at the Yulee Sports Complex,
86142 Goodbread Road in Yulee.
The YBA is a competitive, no-minimum play
league that strives to provide a competitive
environment designed to equip athletes with
both the basketball skill set and mental fortli
tude necessary to succeed at the junior high
and high school levels.
YBA currently offers three leagues 15U,
12U and IOU. Players, must'be eight yeafs old
by Nov. 1. Bring child's birth certificate, physi-
cal within last six months and completed regis-
tration form with you.
Cost is $100'for first child and $75 per each
additional sibling. For information and to down-
load our registration form visit www.yuleebas-
ketball.org or call (904) 701-4188.

Basketballcamp
SYulee High School will hold a youth presea-
son basketball camp for girls in grades 6-.8
from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6. Cost is $25 per
player.The camp will focus on fundamentals,,
individual skills, positional play, shooting tech-
niques and conditioning. Complete an applica-
tion and return it to YHS by Sept 28 ,
Proceeds benefit the YHS girls basketball
team. For information, contact Coach
Dominique Cook at 225-8641, 753-2946' or
dominique.cook@nassau.kl2.fl.us.

tate Putt-Putt camponshi
Femandina Beach Putt-Putt will host the
2012 Enterprise Rent-a-Car Florida State Putt-
Putt Championships Sept. 28-30. The event,
which will be part of the Professional Putters of
America's.Southern Putting Tour, will.be open
to the public and the media. There will be three
levels of play: professional, amateur and
novice.
All events on championship weekend are
open to the public to watch or play.
Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. is the Enterprise Rent-
a-Car Forida Doubles Tournament two
rounds, best ball per two-person team, $10 per
person, sign up by 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 29 at noon is the Enterprise Rent-a-

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Car Putting Shoot Out three rounds, three
divisions, pro, amateur, novice, $15 per novice
player, sign up by 11:30 a.m.
Sept, 30 at 9 a.m. is-the Enterprise Rent-a-
Car Florida State Putting Championship -
four rounds, enroll by 8:30 a.m., $20 per
novice player,
Femandlna Beach Putt-Putt last year cele-
brated 53 years in business and Is one of the
original franchises in the national Putt-Putt
brand. The event Is expected to draw about 50
Putt-Putt professionals, about 20 amateurs and
many novices. ,
Putt-Putt is located at 6 N. Fletcher Ave, at
Main Beach. More Information on the Profes-
sional Putters Association can be found at
www.proputters.com. For information, call',
Bean at 753-0517.

hQallenger Bowalng
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 for information.

AHerdsRun
The inaugural A Hero's Run 5K and 10K run
,or walk will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at Fort
Clinch State Park. There will also be a fun run
for children. This charitable event is hosted by
Mothers of America's Military Fallen, SPC Kelly
J. Mixon Foundation. All net proceeds are a
direct donation to Mothers of AMF Foundation.
Submit the name or names of the heroes)
you want to run for on the registration form.
Hero(es) dog tags will be included in the run-
ner's packet along with a Dri-Fit event T-shirt.
Choose several heroes to run for at an addi-
tional fee of $10 per name.
Preregister by Sept. 27. Fees are $25 for
5K or 10K run or walk and $10 for fun run.
Fees are $35 and $15, respectively, after Sept.
27. Race packets will be available from 11 a.m.
to 5:45 p.m. at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth
St. Race day registration begins at 6 a.m. No
registrations accepted after 7:15 a.m:
The awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m.
Water, fruit and granola bars will be available.
Awards go to the overall male and female win-
ners in the 5K and 10K As well as masters,
grand masters and age divisions. Fun run par-
ticipants'receive a kids dog tag medal com-


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Amelia Island Youth Soccer Alliance players Douglas Adkins and Jona Brager move on
the ball,during'Sat4rday's game. Games are played Saturdays at the Bailey Road
Sports Complex.


memorating "A Hero's Run" 2012.
'The races start at the recreation center. 10K
runners will enter Fort Clinch and run to the
back gate, down 14th Street to Atlantic
Avenue; turning left and continuing down
Atlantic Avenue back to recreation center. 5K
runners will enter Fort Clinch and run 1.5 miles
to the tumaround-point and back to the recre-
ation center.,5K walkers will enter Fort Clinch
and walk 1.5 miles to the turnaround point and
back to, recreation center. The kids fun run
course will be given on race day.
Fbr Information, e-mail juliebargeron@
MothiersofAMF.com.

BeachRunOctL3
The fifth annual Communities In Schools
Back to School Beach Run is Oct. 13 at 1:30
p.m. The non-competitive'5K run or 2K walk at
Peters Point Park is a fun day for the entire
family with music, food and awards. Register'
from noon to 1 p.m.


The Nassau County school with the most
total adult and child participants will receive a '
prize of $1,000 to be used for health- or fit-
ness-related items. All public and. private K-12
schools in the county are eligible to win.
Registration information is online at www.
ameliaisland rurners.com and forms are avail-
able at all Nassau County schools. The run is
open to all children, teens and adults. Adult
entry is $20 and sponsors are also needed at
$20 each to ensure all students 18 and under
may participate:for free of charge.
CIS Nassau surrounds students with a
community of support to help them to succeed
in school and in life. This year alone 560 youth
in six Nassau schools received intensive indi-
vidual and.small group support and remedia-
tion. CIS Nassau is a private nonprofit and is
funded partially by the United Way of Northeast
Florida and The Jacksonville Jaguars Founda-
tion.
For information, visit www.CISNassau. org
or contact Theresa:Duncan at 321-2000.


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WEDNESDAY, SEIT,'2MB13:R 26,2012 SPORTS News-Leader


Long Point ladies finish second in summer team play


Thirty-four lady golfers from The Amelia
Island Club participated this year in the
Jacksonville-area summer team play golf
league. Eight play days were scheduled
throughout the season, which featured a
match play format.qIn a home and away set-
ting, the ladies competed against teams from
St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Sawgrass.
Country Club, Jacksonville Golf and Country
Club and Bent Creek Golf Club.
This year the Long Point ladies finished in
second place in the Area 3 division and
advanced to the first round of the playoffs as a
wildcard team against Sawgrass Country Club.
The Amelia Island Club ladies met Sept. 11
to celebrate their successful summer team
season.

Game of the day low grosslow net
Sept. 18 was a very rainy and wet day but
the Fernandina Beach Women's Golf
Association golfers completed 18 holes. The
"game of the day" was low gross/low net in
each flight with the overall low net winner
crowned Queen of Tees for the month of
September.
In the first flight there was a tie for low
gross between Mary Poole'and Linda Scott.
First low net winner in the first flight was
Carol Molumphy with a 76. Winner of low
gross in the second flight was Julie Hensler
with a.100; first low net was Pat Kraus with 77.
SThird-place low net winner in the sedondnd
flight was Javene Lamb with a 78.
The third flight low gross winner was
Jeannette Thomas with a 104. First low net
Winner was Betsy Montgomery with a 71, sec-
ond low net went to Jean Taylor with 74 and
third low net winner iwas Sue Lopiano with a
78. Jean Des Barres was the low gross winner
in the fourth flight with a 108; Rachel Hentigan
took low net in the with a 76.
Jean Taylor was crowned the "Queen of
Tees" for the month of September with a net
score of 74.
Any golfer who would like to join FBWGA
may call the pro shop at 277-7370 or Terri
Wright (FBWGA president) at 277-9642.

SuttonPlacetourney
The Sutton Place's second annual golf tour-
nament will be Nov. 5 at the Amelia National
Golf Club. All proceeds benefit Sutton Place
Behavioral Health Children's Program.

GridinMdassic
The College Gridiron Golf Classic, benefit-
ting the Fernandina Beach High School
Foundation, will be held Oct 5 at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. Pregame registration
is at 11 a.m., kickoff on Ocean Links is at
noon and the tailgate party is scheduled from


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5:30-9:30 p,m.
Forma( is eightsomes of rival teams.

golf, boxed lunch and tailgate par ty. 'l'ailgate.
party is $35 per person for non-golfers.
Sponsorships are available. For information on
the event, call 277-5907. a ,


Regge Hunt Memoral GolfClassic
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast
Florida will host the 17th annual Reggie Hunt
Memorial Golf Classic Nov. 2 at Amelia River
Golf Club in Amelia Island.
The event is held annually in Nassau
County in memory of William Reginald Hunt,
Jr., a former Fernandina Beach High School
student athlete and six-year participant in the
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
in Nassau County.
As a donor-funded organization, Big Bro-
thers Big Sisters in Nassau County relies on
.private donations and community support to
continually enrich the lives of children facing
adversity. Programs focus on educational
achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors
such as juvenile delinquency, higher self-
esteem, confidence and ability to relate to oth-
ers.
The tournament format will be a traditional
captain's choice with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun
start. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch
and dinner served to participants.
Following the tournament, an evening
reception will be held onsite with prizes being
awarded for low gross and low net scores.
Prizes will also be given to the top three teams
who raise the most money for BBBSNEFL and
carry the lowest net score. The tournament
will also feature longest drive, closest-to-the-
pin and hole-in-one contests.
Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nassau County
is pleased to acknowledge the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office as its presenting sponsor and
Rick Keffer Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep as its hole-
in-one sponsor. For information, to register a
team or become a sponsor, contact Rainey
Crawford at 261-9500 or rcrawford@bbbsnefl.
org.
Hunt was a participant in the Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Northeast program for six years
as the Little Brother of Cyril Traeye.
Throughout his young life, Hunt gave love and
value to his family and community. He partici-
pated in the Neighborhood Youth Crime
Prevention Program and received honorary
awards in the Nassau County DARE Program.
Hunt found his true calling when he began
playing his most beloved sport, football. He
was a lineman on the Fernandina Beach High
School varsity football team and hoped to one


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Amelia.Island Club ladies participating in the Jacksonville-area summer team league
include,'front row from left, Gail Digby, Marti Cain, Diane MacDonell, Nancy Hurley,
Frances Esposito, Debi Sutton and Sandra Clower, captain and hostess; second row,
Dee Sullivan, Gerry Okin, Illene Kaufman, Marty Wright, Judy Schmonsees, Dot
Houk, Phyllis Watson, Linda Legg, and Jeanne.Martin; third row, Gail Villani, Cherie
Billings, Sarah Ramsey, Mary Iesher, Mary Ann DiBlasio, Gail Biondi, Sue Braddock
and Sheila Braddock.


.SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Jean Taylor was crowned Fernandina Beach Women's Golf Association Queen of Tees
for the month of September by Jeannette Cayouette, 2011-12 Queen of Tees champi-
on, left. Jarred Sullivan and Paul Davison, right, were the winners of the annual
O'Kane's Irish Pub golf tournament The event, which benefits the Fernandina Beach
High School golf teams, was held Sept. 15-16 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. Fifty-
two teams participated.


day play in college and "put Fernandina on the
map." He planned on returning home after his
football career to give back to his community.
Hunt was tragically killed in a gardening
accident on August 10, 1996. Everyone fortu-
nate enough to have known him has been left
With a positive imprint in his or her heart.


He was planning to play in a golf marathon
fundraiser later that month, so in order to
honor this remarkable young man, Executive
Director Chip Wood launched the initial
Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf Classic to benefit
the children in Nassau County who want or
need a mentor.


TENNIS NEWS


Tucked underneath a
cover of canopied oaks, the
Omni Amelia Island Plat*,at:,,
tion hosted the women's wild
card tournament in late
August with 16-year-old win-
ner Mari Osaka of Pembroke
Pines winning a main draw
card in the upcoming Amelia
Island Women's Tennis
Championship going on
through Sept. 30.
The Amelia Island Wo-
men's Tennis Championship,
presented by Emanon
Records, will be held at the
- world-renowned tennis com-
plex, Racquet Park.
Rising women's competi-
tors will contend in the USTA
Pro-Circuit event throughout
the week, rounded out with a
full calendar of events: Today
through Sept. 28 main draw
events; Sept 29-30 semifinals
and finals; Sept. 28 live local
music under the oaks in the
SCorona Beer Garden from 4-6
p.m. Start the weekend with
live local music, free of
charge, featuring musicians
Sean McCarthy, Hugh
Williams and friends
Main draw events are com-
plimentary and open to the
public, while the semifinals
and finals events are a $10
donation benefitting the
Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation.


For information, call 277-
5145, r e-mail f)ircAor of
Tcen !s.iat Col bourngpa t
scolebourne@omnihotels.co
m. Visit www.omniamcliais-
landplantation.com for infor-
mation on the resort or call 1-
800-The-Omni.
Young professionals will
have a chance to play tennis
and raise money for the Mali-
Vai Washington Kids Founda-
tion in Jacksonville when
USTA Florida and MaliVai
Washington Kids Foundation
partner to host the second
annual "Sets in the City" Nov.
10. The event is open to all-
levels of play. .
Prior to the tennis on Nov.
9, a players' social will be held
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Suite at
the St. Johns Town Center in
Jacksonville. Players will
receive two free drink tickets
and enjoy complimentary
appetizers.
The tennis event, which
features a tennis clinic hosted
by Washington and round-
robin play, will be held from
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
MaliVai Washington Youth
Center on Nov. 10. Lunch will
be provided for all partici- .
pants by TacoLu Baja
Mexicana.
' Register at www.malwash-
ington.com/sets-in-the-city.
The fee for early registration


2012 SCHEDULES
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SFERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Volleyball
Sept.27 BOLLES 5:30/6:30
Oct. 2 CREEKSIDE 5:30,6:30
Oct 3 at Mandarin 5:306:30
Oct, 5-6 Bolles Invitational TBA
Oct. 9 at Bishop Kenny 5:30/6:30
Oct. 11 FLEMING ISLAND 520/6:30
Oct. 1 MIDDLEBURG 5:30/:30
Oct. 19-20 at JV tournament, BK TBA
Oct. 23, 25 District 4-4A at Yulee 6:00
'District
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Football
Oct. 4 ST. AUGUSTINE .6&00
Oct. 11 at Camden (ninth grade) 5:00
Oct. 18 WEST NASSAU 6:00
Oct, 25 at Fernandina Beach 6:00
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Football
Sept. 28 GLADES DAY 8:00
Oct, 5 FERNANDINA BEACH 7:00
Oct. 12 FIRSTCOAST 7:00
Oct, 19 at West Nassau 7:30
Oct. 26 at Trinity Christian 7:30
Nov. 9 at Hamilton County ,7:00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Football
Sept, 28 HILLIARD 7:30
Oct, 5 at Yuleea 7:30
Oct 12 MATANZAS" 7:30
Oct 19 at Fort White 7:30
Nov. 2 WEST NASSAU' 7:30
Nov. 9 at Oakleaf 7:00
SDistrict Homecoming
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Volleyball
Oct. 1 at Trinity Christian 6/7:00
Oct 4 at Hilliard 5:30/6:30
Oct. 8 at Camden County 4:15/5:30
Oct. 11 at Baker County 5:30/6:30
Oct. 12-13 at Keylone Heights tourney
Oc8. 18 UNIVERSITYCHRISTIAN6/7:00
Oct 19 OAKLEAF 5:30/6:30


eOt. 23, 25 DISTRICT 4-4ATOURNEYTBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
JuniorVarsity Football
Sept. 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 5:30
Oct. 4 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Oct, 11 BOLLES 6:00
Oct. 25 YULEE 6:00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Cross Country
Sept. 27 GREENWAY INVIT. 4:30
Oct, 6 Ponte Vedra Invlt. Sam
Oct. 13 Bale N Trail (Bertram Trail) Sam
Ot. 20 AMELIA ISLAND INVIT, 8am
Oct,25 COUNTY MEET 4:30
Nov. 1 District 3-2A TBA
Nov. 10 Region 1-2A, Tallahaesde8:30am
Nov, 17 State 2A TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Swimming
Sept. 27 at St. Johns Country Day 4:00
Oct. 2 BALDWIN 4:30
Oct, 4 at Bolles 4:30
Oct, 6 at FSPA Invitational, Orlandogam
Oct, 9 COUNTY 4:30
Oct. 11 FLORIDA D&B 4:30
Oct. 13 COLUMBIA gem
Oct. 18 at Florida D&B 4:30,
Oct. 22-26 District 1-2A meet TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Football
Oct. 2 CAMDEN 5:30
Oct., at Camden (7th grade) 5:00
Oct. 18 YULEE 6:30


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" OUTDOORS


WI:I)NI;:SAY, SIE:I'lMl3lI; 26,2012 SPORTS News-Leader


The

"It was a perfect flounder
tide as I launched my 14-foot
Malibu Stealth kayak from
the Fernandina Harbor boat
ramp," Nolan Barry said. "I
soon paddled north to some
fishy dock pilings, where the
flounder bite had been taking
place during previous fishing
trips."
Barry had first cast netted
three- to five-inch finger mul-
let with his monofilament cast
net and planned on using
these premiere live baits for
excellent eating Fernandina
Beach summer flounder.
Late summer and the fall
fishing seasons are ideal for
catching flounder weighing
up to 10 pounds. However,
larger flounder have been
caught weighing much heav-
ier than 10 pounds;
"Positioning my kayak so
that I could work live finger
mullet precisely under boat
docks and dangerously close
to pilings, I began catching
flounder in the one- to two-
pound class," Barry said. "A
cast far back under a large
dock with several barnacle-
crusted pilings produced a
solid thump, indicating a
flounder had just taken my
live finger mullet and was
chewing on it I waited
patiently until the flounder
moved the live bait back into
its mouth then set the hook
hard."
Barry did all he could do
to keep his large flounder
from tangling in the barnacle-
crusted pilings, while at the
same time, hoping that his
No. 1 iahle hook was set
firmly in the flounder's mouth
anl' that his 20-pound fluoro-
carbon shock leader would
hold up to the flounder chal-
lenge.
"There wasn't anything I
could really do with this big
flounder that appeared to
weigh well over 10 pounds,"
Barry said. "However, Capt
Benny Hendrix grabbed a
nearby landing gaff and land-
ed my flounder, which was
too far away from my kayak
to personally land."
SBarry's flounder weighed
a hefty 14.5 pounds.
Certainly-this is the time
of year that massive flounder
are historically landed by
local saltwater fishermen. A
few summers ago, Hendrix
had his "Heavy Hitter" char-
ter fishing boat anchored off
the St. Marys'rock jetties
when his client hooked a live
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whiting.
Seconds later
a 15-pound
summer
flounder
grabbed the
live whiting
and was
caught by



Mungin was
fishing from the Nassau
Bridge with live finger mullet
on the bottom when he land-
ed a massive summer floun-
der weighing 20.9 pounds.
Mungin's flounder is still the
all-tackle IGFAworld record
for summer flounder.
Obviously the current big
run of mullet is a big attrac-
tion for flounder weighing
over the 10-pound mark. The
last of the falling and the first
of the incoming tides when
schools of mullet are migrat-
ing past shallow water
ambush points is key when
targeting flounder.
Typically mud bottoms are
also attractive and excellent
concentrations of plankton
and marine life are abundant
for migrating mullet. Live fin-
ger mullet are captured with
an eight-foot, 3/8-inch
monofilament mesh cast net.
Live mullet can be rigged
several different ways while
fishing close to and just off
from the bottom. The "Fish
Finder" rig is extremely popu-
lar for flounder a one-
ounce egg sinker is threaded.
onto the terminal line, a small
plastic bead is threaded onto
the terminal fishing line and a
50-pound barrel swivel is
attached to the tag end of the
terminal fishing line. Then, a
12-inch section of 20-pound
fluorocarbon shock leader is
attached to the remaining
side of the barrel swivel.
Finally, a No. 1 kahle hook is
attached to the tag end of the
shock leader.
Barb the live finger mullet
through the bottom of the
mouth and right through the
top.ofthe-head and-retrieve ...
Itlotyyqlng.rhe bottom..., .-
Once a flounder picks up the
bait, allow a slow count of five
then set the hook.
Currently Ryan Rodeffer is
leading the Chelsea Marine
Supply red snapper tourna-
ment A complete article with
photos will appear in next
week's outdoors column.


C


lounder bite is on


i m rn-f, :
Nolan Barry, top, landed this huge 14.5-pound flounder
while fishing a live finger mullet close to downtown
Fernandina Beach dock pilings. Donald Fagen, left,
landed this 13-pound summer flounder during a past
fishing season. Chuck Dehlinger, above, is pictured with
a massive 16.2-pound summer flounder. The world-
record summer flounder was caught by Larenza Mungin
while fishing from the Nassau Bridge and weighed 20.9
pounds.


RECREATION ROUNDUP

The city of Femandina from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. week- 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Beach Recreation Depart- ends. Cost is $3 a day, $25 a Thursdays at the MLK Center.
meant (city website, www. month for city residents Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
fbfl.us) offers: ($31.25 non-city), $120 for (non-city).
Swimming lessons for sixth months ($150 non-city) Femandina Beach Scuba
ages three and up are held or $180 for 12 months ($225 Club meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
mornings Monday through non-city). ond Friday at the Atlantic
Friday at the Atlantic Avenue Personal training is avail- Avenue Recreation Center.
Recreation Center. pool and able; $30 per session, $75 per Call Kathy Russell, 753-1143,
evenings at MLK Center. Re- week (three sessions) or $200 or email krussell@fbfl.org.
gister at the Atlantic Avenue a month (two sessions a Atlantic Center pool pub-
Recreation Center. American week). Dietary analysis and lic swim is from from 3-6 p.m.
Red Cross levels 1-2 (one- food program. Call Jay at 277- weekdays ($2) and from noon
week sessions) are $35 for 7364. to 5 p.m. weekends ($3).
city residents and $43,75 non- Lap swim from 6-9 a.m. Aikido classes at the
city. Levels 3-4 (two-week and noon to 3 p.m. Monday Peck Center are TuesdayA
sessions) cost $50 for city through Friday at the Atlantic and Thursday from 6:30-8:30
residents, $62.50 non-city. Avenue Recreation Center. p.m. for ages 14 and up. Cost
Open basketball is Cost is $2 a day. is $25 per month for city resi-
Mondays, Wednesdays and Adult volleyball is from 7- dents, $30 non-city. Contact
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays Dan Kelley at (904) 400-1498
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per or diverdan9@ gmail.com..
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and day for city residents ($5 non- Gymnastics and tumbling
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 city). for cheer classes are held at
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on Youth volleyball is from 3- the Peck Center. Annual fees
court availability. 5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at are $12 (payable to AAU for
Peck Gym Weight room is Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per day insurance). Call (904) 404-
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for city residents ($5 non-city). 6758 or visit www. freshspiri-
Monday through Friday and Coed exercise is from tadventures.com.


FERNANDINA BEACI TIDES
Tides, Sun & Moon: September 26-October 3,2012


3:53A Low 11Ol2A -0.29'
7:16A High &23A 5.73'
5:05P Low 1218P-0.35'
.7:16P High. 7.0P 6.20'
453A Low 12:53A -0.48
7:17A High 7:18A 5.99'
5:41P Low 1:12P -0.46'
7:15P High 7:49P 6.23'


un, Sunrise 7:19A Low 3:05A -0.76'
Moonset 7:43A High 9:33A 6.36'
9/30 Sunset 7:1IP Low 3:31P -0,52'
Moonrise 7:22P High 9:53P 5.93'

M on. Sunrise 7:19 LOW 3:43A -0,69'
Moonset 8:38A High 10:12A 6.31'
10/1 sunset 7:1OP Low 4:10P -0.37'
Moonrise 7:57P High10:3IP 5.73'


Low 1:40A -0.64' Low 419A -0.53'
uMoonset :50A HOi 8:07A 6.20' -TUeS Sunrise 7:20A Low :9A -0.53'
Sunrise 7:17A High 807A 620 Moonset 9:33A High 0:50A 6.18'
28 Moonrise 614 Low 03P -054' 10/2 Sunset 7:09P Low 4:49P -0.15'
Sunset 7:14P High 8:33P 6,19' Moonrls 8:35P Highll07P 5.50'
Moonset 647A Low 22A -074' sunrise 7:20ALow 4:54A -0.32'
Sat. Sunre 7:^ High 85A 6.33' W ed. Moonset 1.0:26A High ;27A 6.01'
on9/2seu 76P Low 2:48P-0.57' 1 sunset 7:o0P Low 5:27P 0.12'
9/29 10Sunse3 7:oPnis 915
Full Moon 11:1P High 9:14P 6.09' / Moonrise 9:15P High I:44P 5.27'
Tide calculations are for Amelia River, Fernandina Beach. No corrections are necessary.
Sun & Moon events ar also calculated for Fernandina Beach, although actual times may vary because of land masses.


NSFAmeets
The Nassau Sport Fishing Association
meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wed-
nesdays of the month at the Ten Acres Kraft
Athletic Club. Call Deborah Biggs at 206-0817
or visit www.fishnsfa. cor for information.

Auxliarymeets
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia
Island Flotilla 14-1, meets the firstThursday
of each month in the Amelia Island
Lighthouse Cottage, located on O'Hagan
Lane, between 215 and 217 Lighthouse
Circle. Call 261-1889.

Cumbeand Island managed hunts
Cumberland Island National Seashore is
accepting registrations for the 2012-13 man-
aged hunts. The registration system will con-
tinue until the quotas have been reached for
each hunt. Hunters may participate in four of
the five scheduled hunts plus the adult/child
hunt. The registration process is first come
first served through the website, www.pay.
gov. The hunt fee is $35 per hunt per hunter
and payment is required at the time of regis-
.tration. The fee is non-refundable and non-
transferable.
When a particular hunt quota is full, regis-
tration foi that hunt will be closed. Hunters
can register as individuals or as a group. A
group consists of five members plus-the
group lead. Standby hunters are no longer
being accepted. An email will confirm regis-
tration.
To register, go to www.pay. gov and type
"Cumberland" in the search box located on
the left hand side of the screen under the sec-
tion entitled "Find Public Forms." From the
search results, select "Cumberland Island
Managed Hunt" and follow the.onscreen
instructions to complete registration.
Transportation to Cumberland Island is by
passenger ferry or private boat: The passen-
ger ferry (leparts from the National Park
Service''dock in St. Marys, Ga., at 10 a.m. on
the Sunday of the hunt. The return ferry de-
parts from the Plum Orchard (lock at 10:30
a.m. on Thursday. Round trip fare is $30.
Reservations for the ferry must be made
whrii huni confirmation is received. The
r:srvrnl.l,n number is (877) 860-6787 or
(912) 882-4335.


Small boat charters are no longer avail-
able. No other charter or water taxi operators
are authorized to operate to the seashore.
Private boaters must check in at Plum
Orchard Hunt Camp. Private boats must be
beached or stream anchored. Private boats
may use Plum Orchard dock to load/unload
gear but are not allowed to dock overnight.
Check-in for each hunt is mandatory and
begins on Sunday of the hunt from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. at the Plum Orchard Hunt Camp. All
hunters are required to present their hunting
License and identification.
A Georgia big game license is required for
hunting deer and hog in addition to a regular
Georgia hunting license or a primitive
weapons license (if using primitive weapons).
Hunting at Cumberland Island National
Seashore is authorized by federal law and
occurs in designated wilderness areas only.
On the dlays of the hunts the wilderness
area is closed to visitation, including the
Lands and Legacies tours. Hunting on
Cumberland Island helps manage deer popu-
lations and reduces the destructive effect of
feral hogs on natural resources.
Go to www.ips.gqv/cuis for hunt informa-
tion or www. gohuntgeorgia.com for license
or weapon information or call (912) 882-433-
.6275. The 2012-13 hunts start in December.
Chil-dren under the age of 16 must be accom-
panied by anid be under direct adult supervi-
sion.
Cumberland Island is the largest barrier
island off the coast of Georgia, encompassing
more than 36,000 acres of maritime forests,
salt marsh and beaches. The island is also
home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionially
designated wilderness. The seashore is
accessible by foot-only, passenger ferry from
the historic community of St. Marys and is
celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Bassmastesmeet
Nassau Bassmasters, associated with the
Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation
and the FIW, meets the first Tuesday of
every month at the Pig Bar-B-Que restaurant
in Callahan at 7 p.m.
Membership into the club is open to any-
one 16 years old. Call Bob Schlag) at (912)'
729-2282 in Kingsland, Aaron Bell at (901)
545-5092 in Callahan or Tim McCoy at 261-
3735 in Fernan(dina Beaach.


OUTDOOR BRIEFS


Display Advertising deadline for Wednesday is 3 p.m. Friday'
Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday.
NEWS Display Advertising deadline for Friday is 3 p.m. Tuesday
LEADE Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Please call 261-3696 to place your advertisement.


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CROSSWORD/SUDOKU
PEOPLE & PLACES
PETS


WEDNESDAY, SIEPT'iEMBER 26. 2012
NEIws-LLAD)ER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FL


As summer wanes


Days are getting shorter. The gar-
den stores are offering chrysanthe-
mums in oranges, purples and
shades of brown. Cooler nights are
begging jackets and sweaters. It's
that time year. Are you ready for
some football? .
Part of the annual transition froni
summer to fall is another change of
color. Yes, our trees and plants are
losing leaves or offering browns,
golds and oranges, but the change I
ari referring to indicates team affini-
ty. If you are a Georgia Bulldog you,
are sporting black and red; Florida,
orange and blue; and Florida State,
burgundy and gold. On Sundays
wardrobe colors are likely to favor
hometown Jaguars' teal and black.
Even.if you are not a fan, it is hard


to avoid the enthu-
siasm that explodes
. each fall, It is all
around us. Flags
wave fiom passing
cars. Friendly rival-
ries are renewed
between friends,
neighbors, co-
workers and some-
FROM times under the
THE same roof,
PORCH Big Guy and ,
follow many teams
for various reasons
Dickie and our own per-
Anderson sonal history. How
can I not cheer for
the Iowa Hawkeyes? Living in Iowa
City, Iowa for 20 years and working


, fans gea

for the University of Iowa's athletic
department per maently'imprinted
on this girl. So it's black and gold
and "go Hawks" from my camp.
The Georgia game each week is a
must, Big Guy remains loyal to the
school where his children went and
where his son and son-in-law played
football. A big Georgia "G" is large
and prominent on the back of his car.
Our weekend schedules are
adjusted so that we can catch tlie big
games that involve our teams. Each
fall and a new football season, it's the
same hope springs eternal:
National championship? Heisman?
Anything is possible. Our days of
attending games are mostly behind
us. We prefer our front-row seats
right in front of our big screen 'IV.


Bathrooms are close. Snacks are
free. We don't have to worry about
parking or long walks.
Best of all, if the game is a disas-
ter it is easier to walk away from the
television than it is ti escape a stadi-
um with a bunch of not-too-happy .
football fans,
Football comes in all sizes. We
recently joined our neighbors to,
watch their seven-year-old play
Fernandina Pirates Tiny Mites foot-
ball one Saturday morning.
Everything was in miniature. Yes,
they have full football uniforms
and even cute as a button mini
cheerleaders. Parents, friends,
grandparents gather to watch the
determined youngsters play football.
Who knows we may be watching


the next Tim Tebow.
Whaf is it about football that so
fascinates the American people? A
football game is hard to match for
excitement: It is never over until the
last second. It is a game where for-
tunes reverse in a blink. It is the ulti-
mate sporting soap opera long
Bombs, hail Mary passes, impossible
field goal attempts, tipped-ball Inter-
ceptions, quarter-back sneaks, a
goal-line stand and a last-second
extra point.
So are you ready for some foot-
ball?
Dickie Anderson welcomes your
comments. Books are available at
local book and'gift stores or online at
www.dickieanderson.com.
dickieanderson@gmaNicom


SUBMITTED
Ceebrangsstedling
On Monday, Sept. 10 Mayor Arlene Filkoff, Fernandina Beach Commissioner
Sarah Pelican and City Manager Joe Gerrity visited Savannah Grand to present a
proclamation recognizing National Assisted living Week. Above with Filkoff and
Pelican, back row, are Savannah Grand residents, from left at front, Mary
Pahnlisano, Grace Evans and Sonny Breen.


W*Good
Feel Better
"Look Good, Feel
Better" is an opportunity
for cancer patients to
receive tips on how to
improve their physical
appearance despite .the
side effects of cancer treat-
ment. Relay for life helps
fund programs such as
this to benefit people in
the community and their
families.
Top right, cancer
patient Charlotte
Watchorn, left, tries on a
cap during "Look Good,
Feel Better" recently as
volunteer Adrienne Mayo
helps. At right, cancer
patient Melanie McBee
receives make-up tips from
Tamara Graves-Peters, a
volunteer with the pro-
gram.
McBee, middle right,
smiles as she shows off
her new look thanks to
make-up tips and a wig as
a result of the "Look
Good, Feel Better" pro-
gram.
Watchorn, below, poses
for a picture with 'her
daughter, Cara Gibbs, fol-
lowing her "Iook Good,
Feel Better" session.
For more information,
visit http://lookgoodfeel-
better.org and www.can-
cer.org/Treatment/Suppor
tProgramsServices/look-
good-feel-better.
P'll(YOS Y KIM KAI'FIL,
FOR '11iE NEWS-I.1ADIER


Blues Festfim
Main Beach was the
perfect place to host the
second annual Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept.
14-16, featuring a three-
day musical lineup of local
- and national talent along
great weather. Counter-
with clockwise, from top,
the local Beech Street
Blfies,Band takes the
stage; Shemekia Copeland
belts out a tune; Roger
"Hurricane" Wilson plays
guitar; blues guitarist
David Gerald; and the
Blues in School Band,
under the direction of
Wilson and Johnny
Robinson.
The Amelia Island Blues
Festival Committee thanks
its patrons, sponsors -
including stage sponsor
RockTenn vendors, ticket
-outlets and countless vol-
unteers along with the
Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council
Board, the News-Leader
and The Islander magazine
for making the second
annual Amelia Island
Blues Festival possible.
Visit the Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233
S. Third St., to see the
"History of the Blues"
exhibit, on view through
Sunday.
PHOTOS bYTAMMY AND JEFF MALONE
FOR THE NEWS-LFADER


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WI:I)NI:SDAY, Sf:lI'T:M 31.:R 26, 2012 AROUND TOWN News-Leader


United Way ensures SuccessBy 6'


For the NewsLeader

Three-year-old Wyatt
Holton ran to his mother,
Kristy Holton, when she
picked him up after his day at
Building Blocks Academy and
exclaimed, "I got a smiley face
today" Wyatt's good behavior
was rewarded with the bright
green stamp placed on his arm
for all to see.
To a conscientious mom
like Kristy, that's the best news
she could get. And, thanks to
United Way's Success By 6 ini-
tiative, Wyatt is able to contin-
ue to attend the Callahan pre-
school program until he goes
to kindergarten at no'cost to
IKristy.
United Way is creating pos-
itive, sustainable change in
SNassau County by focusing on
education, income and health.
United Way's Success By 6 is a
partnership with The Early
Learning Coalition of Clay,
Nassau, Baker and Bradford
counties and Episcopal
Children's Services that pro-
vides two-year early learning '
scholarships for three-year-
olds. The children are placed
in high-qtality early education
centers and receive two years
of full-day education and care:
Kristy learned about
Success By 6 when she was
financially struggling to meet
the needs of her family. Her
husband was laid off from his
job and she works full-time in
Jacksonville.
"I made sure day care was
paid before other bills," said
Kristy. "I didn't want to pull
Wyatt out of Building Blocks
because he has been there
since he was two years old and
ha, had the same group of
friends. Wyatt needs his tou-
tine and consistent schedule
with his core people so when I
applied for the support and got
it for the next two years, Iwas
so happy and almost cried."
Building Blocks Academy
co-owners Dana Wheeler and
Tanya Parkerson were instru-
mental in helping Kristy
through her financial challenge
and telling her about Success
By 6.
Tanya helped me with the
paperwork and followed up
until it was approved," said
Kristy. "Having this grant gives


I I IsuBM
Building Blocks Academy co-owner Dana Wheeler
helps Wyatt Holton, 3, tie a ribbon on his bedroom
door hanger. The preschool's learning activity teach
children their bedrooms area special space, while I
ing them learn to follow the creative project's
directions.


me comfort, knowing my son
can stay in a quality preschool
like Building Blocks."
Wheeler and Peterson are
grateful for the Success By 6
partnership because they
know the importance of
preparing children for the day
they go to kindergarten.
"Success By 6 grants open
doors and give children oppor-
tunities they may not have
had," said Wheeler. "Our mis-
sion is to 'partner with parents'
by helping not only the chil-
dreh get ready to learn, but
the parents, too. When their
child goes to kindergarten
from our academy, we know
the parents have learned about
their child's routines and the
expectations of the school sys-
tem. Both the parents and
child can move on to kinder-
garten being prepared to learn
in a similar social and educi-
tionally structured environ-
ment we provide."
Evidence documents that
high-quality early education
has a lasting positive effect dn
school readiness and keeping
children on track to high
school graduation. Money
spent to provide children with
quality early learning experi-


ences is vital to comm
health as well as child
futures.
In looking at the loca
ture, United Way has lea
that quality early educat
often out of the reach for
who could benefit the r
which is why telling pa
about Success By 6 grants
important. In fact,
Success By 6 began in
more than 631 prescho
have received scholars
attend.
The Florida Institu
Education at Universi
North Florida eval
Success By 6 results with
dardized tests that eva
vocabulary skills and me
school readiness. The r(
are, after two years of
quality early learning:
*42 percent improve
in preschoolers who are
delayed in their expre
vocabulary
*19 percent improve
in preschoolers who are
forschool
Three Success By 6 c
are located in Nassau Co
Island Academy and I
Christian Day Care in Fe
dina Beach, and Bui


Blocks Academy in Callahan.
To learn more, contact Jan
Morse at (904) 390-3267, or
visit www.LiveUnitedNorth
eastFlorlda.org. "
Each year, nearly 18,000
Nassau County residents' lives
-are improved through United
Way-funded programs such as
Success By 6, including
preschoolers, at-risk youth,
people with disabilities, senior
citizens, local families and
many others. There are 11
Nassau County-based agencies
and a total of 44 United Way-
funded programs located in
Duval and Nassau counties
that assist Nassau County res-
idents.'
United Way certified agen-
cies located in Nassau County
include:
MnIT *Ark of Nassau
*Barnabas Center
*Big Brothers Big Sisters
ies of Northeast Florida
help- *Boys & Girls Clubs of
Northeast Florida
*Boy Scouts of America,
North Florida Council,
*Commrunities in Schools
unity of Nassau County
ren's *Episcopal Children's
Services
il pic- *Girl Scouts of Gateway
earned Council
ion is *Nassau County Council
those on Aging
most, *Nassau County Volunteer
rents Center
s is so *YMCA of Florida's First
since Coast
2007, The community is invited
iolers to celebrate the United Way
ips to Nassau County Campaign
Kickoff on Ott. 3 at 8:30 a.m. in
te of the Atlantic Recreation Center,
ty of 2500Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
uates Beach.
istan- To RSVP for the kickoff,
luate call Rhoda-Rush at (904) 390-
asure 3215 by Sept. 30. Registration'
esults begins at 8 a.m. Bright
high Mornings, located on Third
Street in downtown
ment Fernandina Beach, wiU cater
very the hot breakfast buffet For
mssive more information on hpw to
start a workplace or individual
ment campaign, contact United Way
ready Nassau County Campaign
Manager Amy Dyar at (904)
enters 390-3239.
>unty: For more information on
Lamb United Way, call (904) 390-3200
rnan- or visit www.IUveUnitedNorth
ilding eastFloridaorg.


Savor culinary delights at Wine Festival


Amelia Island Wine
Festival is pleased to
announce that several local
restaurants will feature their
gastronomic specialties at
the festival, set for Oct 13 on
the Amelia River waterfront
in downtown Fernandina
Beach.
There is something for
everyone to enjoy, from the
innovative American bistro
food of Bar Zin Caf6, which
will feature a gourmet wild -
mushroom risotto perfect for
vegetarian guests, to Espana,
which will infuse the tradi-
tional flavors from Spain and
Portugal for an interesting
and tempting shrimp dish.
Italian favorite, Luca of
Ciao, will showcase his
sausage and couscous dish,
while Chef Rick of Salt, the
signature restaurant of The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,
will prepare a cassoulet, a
rich stew of seasonal ingredi-
ents. For a starter, enjoy the
cheese plates by Amelia
Farmers Market's longtime
vendor, Sweet Grass Dairy.
Sweet Grass has created per-


Enjoy cheese plates by Amelia Farmers Market's long-
timhe vendor, Sweet Grass Dairy, at the Amelia Island
Wine Festival Oct. 13.


feet cheese plate pairings for
white and red wines that
highlight their award-win-
ning, hand-crafted cheeses.
Guests also will have the
opportunity to purchase
these cheeses to take home.
Guests will be able to pur-
chase and enjoy wine by the
glass from their favorite win-
ery as well as Montego Bay


Coffee specialty coffee
drinks, soft drinks and water.
Tickets are now on sale
for the inaugural Amelia
Island Wine Festival hosted'
by the Fernandina Farmers
Market. The festivalwill
showcase' award-winning
Florida wines and the vint-
ners who make them on Oct.
13 along the Amelia River in


HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS


Plant clinics
On Sept. 29, County
Extension Director/Horticul-
ture Extension Agent Becky
Jordi will conduct a Plant
Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the ACE Hardware on
Amelia Island. All county resi-
dents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
rection. There is no fee for
this service.
For information call (904)
879-1019. Master Gardeners
are on phone duty Fridays, at
491-7340.

On, Oct. 1, Jordi will con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1A and
Pages Dairy Road).
Ameliamark'e
Mike Brown and Nic
Fincher of Batch 501 have
joined the Amelia Farmers
Market as new vendors and
will be at the market on Sept.
29 and the first and third
Saturday thereafter. Using a


secret family recipe, Batch
501 introduces its Original
Sauce, handcrafted in small
batches with a subtle sweet-
ness backed with a lasting
heat, to complement break-
fist dishes, grilled meats or
seafood.
Batch 501 will also feature
two salts, including jalapeno,
and two rubs, including its
backyard rub. Their Bloody
Mary Mix gives just the right
amount of spice for your
Drink start your weekend
with a Bloody Mary spiced
with Batch 501's mix or a
Mimosa from the Omni kiosk
'while you stroll the market
for your groceries and plants.
Also at the market Sept. 29
will be all the regular ven-
dors.
Sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter at www.amelia-
farmersmarket.com. The
Amelia Farmers Market is
open every Saturday from 9
a.nr.-1 p.m. at the Shops of
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. No pets, please. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.ameliafarm-
ersmarket.com. Visit
www.ameliav'ine, com for
information about


the Amelia Wine Festival
Oct. 13.
Market Place
Amelia Island Market
Place welcomes Jaxama
-Orchids on Sept. 29. The
orchids are a complimentary
addition to Bloomers, fresh-
cut flowers, Seven Trees,
exotic succulents, and a vari-
ety of plants from Blooming
Woods Nursery.
Great Harvest Bread
Company will offer fresh cof-
fee roasted in Yulee, TRays
will have seasonings and
organic salad dressings, and
the new 8th Street Diner will
'offer tasty spreads.
Other familiar names
returning to the market
include Boatright Farms,
Bacon's Select and Cabbage
Creek Farms. J.D. Beef will
bring a larger selection of
grass-fed beef and pork,
including grass- or grain-fin-
ished. Its all-natural Angus
beef is free of hormones,
antibiotics, steroids and vacci-
nations.
Organic soaps, granola
and fresh produce can be
found every Saturday from 9


downtown Fernandina
Beach.
With more than 100 dif-
ferent wines to sample, this is
the perfect place to find a
favorite locally grown and
crafted wine. Enjoy tasting
with the award-winning vint-
ners, learn about their wines
and wineries and purchase a
bottle or case to take home.
For an entertaining and
.educational wine encounter,
experience a "behind the
scenes" look at the Florida
wine industry by Florida's
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Affairs.
Visitors also can enjoy live
music, gourmet foods, spe-
cialty artisans and the delec-
table delights local restau-
rants.
Festival sponsors include
the Amelia Island Convention
& Visitors Bureau, the State
of Florida Fresh From
Florida, World Atlas, the
News-Leader and Amelia
Hotel at the Beach. For
details and ticket information
visit www.ameliawine.com or
call 491-4872.


am.-l p.m. at the market
located at North Seventh and
Centre streets iti downtown
Fernandinafieach. For infor-
mation, to become a vendor
or to sign up for the newslet-
ter, visit www.AmeliaIsland
MarketPlace.com, or call
Judie or Lawrence. at (904)
444-2407.
Landscape Mtt
On Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.,
Master Gardener Claudie
Speed will conduct a
Landscape Matters class on
cut flowers;,at the James S.
Page Governmental
Complex, Conference
Room A. Learn how to
select and grow flowers for a
year-round cutting garden.
Bring avase and some gar-
den flowers .,ed learn how to
arrange themri to use in the
home o 'Aii ukift; The class is
free and opento the public.
For information visit
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.
edu/horticulture/landmat-
ters/lAndmatters,html, or call
the office at (904) 879-1019.
Master Gardeners are on
office duty Fridays, at 491-
7340.


Hil My name is Stroodle. I
am a male, Chinese Shar-Pci
mix doggy. I am about three
years old and weigh 50
pounds. I have a beautiful
thick gray coat that looks
chocolate brown in the sun-
light. I am a low-key dog and
just need a family of my own,
If you go to www.petfinder.
com you can look at my video
and catch me in action. I
shouldn't get any bigger so I
am a good size for a house
, dog. Everyone says I look like
a teddy bear. I am up-to-date
on my vaccinations but am
heartworm positive. Don't let
that deter you because there
is'some financial aid available
and there are new treatments
that don't cost like it used to.
The adoption fee will cover
the neuter appointment, a


Mona is a very sweet cat
with shiny black fur. Sheis,
just about four years old and
has been at Cats Angels
Adoption Center almost that
lng, but maybe that will
change very soon. Cats
Angels is helping the black
cats find forever homes by,
offering a special adoption fee
of $35 for the adults and kit- .
tens. All cats waiting for their
forever homes have been
spayed'or neutered and are
current on vaccinations.
Please stop by our adoption
center to meet the these spe-'.
cial cats, see them online at
www.catsangels.com or call
321-2261 to meet with an .
adoption volunteer.
Tickets for Cats Angels 5th
Annual"Rescue Me"
Fundraiser are on sale nowK.
Tickets are $20 and include a
barbecue dinner, dessert buf-
fet, music: by The Macys,
silent auction and door prizes.
"Rescue Me" will be held on
Sunday, Oct. 21 from 5-8 p.m.
at Kelley's Warehouse, 1235
South 10th St, Fernandina


Woodstock (pictured),
Snoopy and Sally are adorable
puppies who will win your
heart! They are happy, good-
natured American Foxhound
mixes. They are only about
four months old, and their
personalities are already
developing. They are true res-
cue dogs, because they came
to us from an overcrowded
.facility where their futures
had been in doubt But now
they're healthy and thriving,
and it's time for them to find
their forever homes! All three
are very affectionate with
great dispositions, and they.
can be adopted separately.
Each ofthem has a lifetime of
love to give you!
Archer is very affection-
ate, and on her own terms
she'll come to you and let you
know she loves you. She is
about 4 years old and is.a
Domestic Shorthair mix with
a beautiful black and white


RescueMe gala
Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA will
hold its fifth annual "Rescue
Me" fundraiser on Oct. 21
from 5-8 p.m. at Kelley's
Warehouse, 1235 South 10th
'St. Enjoy a barbecue dinner
with a glass of wine or beer,
Vegetarian selection, dessert
buffet, door prizes, silent auc-
'tion and music by The Macys.
Tickets are $20 and on sale at
Cats Angels, 709 S. Eighth St..
or through PayPal on its web-
site at www.catsangels.com.
Cats Angels is a nonprofit
501(c)3 charity organization
and receives no government
funding.
Lowcostpetcare
River City Community
Animal Hospital will offer low-
cost spay/neuters, checkups
and vaccinations for area pets
at Petco in Yulee on Oct. 25.
Appointments are required by
calling (904) 733-8123. Be
sure to leave your name and
telephone number, including
area code. Visit rccah.org to
learn more.


one-year rabies shot and a
microchip. Come see me for
yourself and I know you will
fall in love with me. I can be
found at the Nassau County
Animal Services, 86078 Lic-
ense Road, Yulee, 491-7440,
Tuesday through Friday from
11 a:m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 11
a.m, to 3;30 p.m. and closed -
Sundays and Mondays.


SBeach. You can purchase
tickets'at Cats Angels Thrift
Siore/Adoption Center, 709 S.
Eighth St., open Monday-
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5
Sp.m. or online through PayPal
at www.catsangels.com..
Please spay and neuter ani-
malsin your care. Call Cats
Angels at 321-2267 for lower-
.cost options and mention the
Spay West and Spay Nassau
programs to see if you qualify
for free spay/neuter services.
Spay and neuter the respon-
sible solution.


coat. Archer has been with us
for a long time, and while
she's gotten plenty of TLC at -
our shelter, she'd love to be in
a home of her own. She has
beautiful yellow-green eyes
and purrs to let you know she
appreciates you. She does
well with older children and
other cats, and we think she
would make a fine family pet.
You can see videos of our
adoptable dogs and cats at
NassauHumaneSociety.com.
If you haven't dropped by
our Second Chance store late-
ly, you owe it to yourself to
check it out again along
with all the great new bar-
gains!
Second Chance is at 312 S.
Eighth St., open 10 a:m.-5
p.m. Monday-Saturday. You
can bring items to the store
(pretty much anything except
computers or TVs) or call for
pickup of larger items'at 321-
0022.


River City Community
Animal Hospital is a mobile
and nonprofit (501(c)3) spay
and neuter facility that travels
throughout Northeast Florida
and southeastern Georgia,
'providing lower-fee spay and
neuter services for everyone.
Pasta for Paws
Nassau Humane Society
invites you to attend the
eighth annual Pasta for Paws
Spaghetti Dinner on Nov. 3.
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center in Fernandina Beach.
Tickets are $12. Dinner
includes salad, spaghetti,
meatballs, bread, beverage
and dessert. Additional
desserts are $2. Takeout avail-
able. Children 6 and under eat
free. Enjoy live music by
Frankie's Friends and a huge
silent auction.
Tickets are on sale at the
NHS Dog Park, Second
Chance Store on South Eighth
Street and online at www.nas-
sauhumnanesociety.com.
Phone Penny landregan at
277-1152 for information.


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SPECIAL EVENTS


Hunger benefit
The 50s will come alive on
Sept. 27 at a concert featuring
Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters
along with Joey & Jeanie at
La Tierra Prometida at
Alachua and North Fifth
streets in Fernandina Beach.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
and the concert starts at 7:30
p.m., to benefit the Interfaith
Dinner Network. Local folk-
singing duo Joey & Jeanie will
open the show. Then relive
those "Magic Moments" with
The Original Drifters, the
group that recorded hit after
hit in the '50s and '60s.
.Tickets are $50 reserved,.
$40 for balcony and unre-
served first floor and available
at First Coast Community,
Bank (Femandina Beach and
Yulee), St. Peter's Episcopal
Church and Memorial United.
Methodist Church.
For information call Ailene
Wood at 491-4900 or email
Inga Warren at
ingawarren@yahoo.com. .
DeathtrapatACT
Amelia Community Theatre
presents "Deathtrap" by Ira
Levin. In this Broadway and
film favorite, a well-known
playwright goes to extremes
to ensure he has another hit
play. A comic thriller filled with
unexpected twists and tums.
Directed by Peter Gill
Johnston. Show times are 8
p.m. Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6
and 11-13, with a 2 p.m. mati-
nee on Oct. 7. Tickets are on
sale now at $20 adults and
$10 students at Amelia
Community Theatre, 207
Cedar St. Box office hours are
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
and 90 minutes before curtain
Call 261-6749 or purchase
tickets online at www.amelia-
communitytheatre.org.
Cocktis & al endars
The Amelia Island Museurr
otf is iy.is pleased to
warvners of iteso *
most recent photography con-
test featuring selected sites
around the island. The win-
ning photographs have been
included in the museum's new
15-month calendar. Come
view the winning photographs
while.enjoying selected liba-
tions, beginning at 6 p.m.
Sept. 28 with a presentation
by local photographer William
Raser, followed by a reception
and cocktail party at the
museum, 233 S. Third St. This
event is free and open to the
public. For information contact
Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or
gray@ameliamuseum.org.
Kkl ffbreakfast
The 2012 Nassau County
United Way Kickoff will be
held Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at the
Atlantic Recreation Center,
2500 Atlantic Ave., Femandina
Beach. Registration begins at
8 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast catered by
Bright Momings and learn
more about how United Way
of Northeast Florida is creat-
ing lasting positive change in
Nassau County by focusing
on the building blocks of a bet.
ter life: education, income and
health. Meet with community
impact partners. Attire is busi-
ness casual. RSVP to Rhoda
Rush at 390-3215 or rhoda
@ uwnefl.org by Sept. 28.
THIS WEEK

Gerrs Corner
Gerri's Corner of Comfort,
a nonprofit resource center for
women with cancer, answers
questions in a confidential set-
ting, provides support group
information, brochures, refer-
ence materials, a lending
library and more through
trained volunteers. It offers
stylish head coverings, hair-
pieces, sleep caps, chemo
bags with necessities and
comfort pillows free of charge.
Open Monday-Friday from
noon to 4 p;m. in Maxwell Hall
at Memorial United Methodist
Church on North Sixth Street,
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Call 277-0099,
Falthllnk Encounters
Faithlink Encounters, A
Biblical View of Current
Events, are weekly open dis-
cussions about issues/events
in our community, state, nation
and world, Groups meet at


6:15 p.m. at The Partin Center
(601 Centre St., white house
next to the church) and
O'Kanes Pub (Centre Street -


ask for Memorial's group). For
information contact Pastor
Hollie at hollie@mumconllne.
com. All are welcome.
Genealogy rup
Genealogy group meetings
are held at Yulee United
Methodist Church, 86003
Christian Way, Yulee, the sec-
ond and fourth Wednesday of
each month from 9-11 a.m.
New members are welcome.
Call 225-5381 or Paulette
Murrin at 548-9752 for infor-
mation.
Bingo
The public is invited to play
bingo every Thursday at the
Legion, 626 S. Third St., in the
large smoke-free meeting hall.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and
Early Bird Games start at 6:05
p.m.
The bingo session is nine
games for $20, with multiple
jackpots being paid out.
Refreshments are available,
For questions email
post54bingo@yahoo.com.
Proceeds go back into pro-
grams sponsored by the
American Legion.
Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum of
Amelia Island hosts a program
on a current topic every Friday
at 6 p.m. The programs are
jointly sponsored by the
museum and Amelia
Research and Recovery, LLC,
the Amelia-based company
that searches for and recovers
sunken treasure from Spanish
Galleons. The museum is
located at 1335 S. Eighth St.
No reservations are needed.
Call (904) 838-6688 or (904)
838-6619.
Jazz fst de ts


Tickets are now available
online for the 2012 Les
DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz
Festival Oct. 7-14, featuring
headliners David Benoit and
Spyro Gyra, jazz violinist
Doug Cameron, pianist Mike
Levine with the Miami Vibe,
The Dynamic Les DeMerle
Band featuring Bonnie Eisele,
plus Latin Jazz Night, Blues
Night with a wine tasting, the
Dixieland Jazz Brunch, jam
sessions, an All Star Smooth
Jazz Brunch, Jazz In The
Schools. clinics and more to
be announced All shows yI ,
tPheld at the Omni Rerorrrs.
Amelia Island Plantation
unless otherwise noted. For
details visit www.ameliaisland-
jazzfestival.com.
Tickets may be purchased
online or at The UPS Store -
Island Walk Shopping Center,
277-0820, and the Chamber
of Commerce Gateway to
Amelia, 261-3248. Call 504-
4772 or email info@ameliais-
landjazzfestival.com for infor-
mation.
JustFriends
Just Friends Club of sin-
gles over the age of 55 will
hold its monthly dinner today.
Four couples have met and
married through Just Friends.
Members come from all of
Jacksonville, Georgia and
Nassau County. It's free to
join. For information call 321-
1116.
Nightoftheater
The West Nassau Drama
Department will present
"Trifles" on Sept. 27 at 6:30
p.m. in the black box theater,
located right off the new park-
ing lot, 1 Warrior Drive,
Callahan. Student actors will
perform in the eerie play about
a murder. Written by Susan
Gladspell, the dramatic story
about a wife living an isolated
life with her not-so-pleasant
farmer husband will leave you
wondering, did she do it? The
second show is "Death by
Golf by Gregg Kreutz, a
ridiculous murder mystery per-
formed by Jeff Goldberg and
Janet Cote-Merow. Both are
veterans of the stage and give
the program and the students
an opportunity to work with
community theater actors,
Tickets are $3 and the doors
open at 5:45 p.m.
Cruise fundraiser
Amelia River Cruises will
host "Cruising for a New
Cause," a fundraising event to
benefit The Rotary Club's
Canaan Orphanage Project in
Haiti, from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept.
27. The public is welcome,
Tickets are $50 and include a
box meal from Sonny's Bar-B-
Q. Half of each ticket sold will
go to the Haiti project,
Purchase tickets at
www.ameliarivercruises.com
or call Suzanne McLeod at
(904) 662-2360.
Davlsband
See the Karl W, Davis
Band at the Green Turtle
Tavern, 14 S. Third St., on
Sept. 28, where there will also


be a slldeshow and videos of
his recent Cite De Congress
shows from Nantes, France,
and at the Dog Star Tavern,
10 N. Second St., with Jim
Barcaro on Sept. 29, Call the
Green Turtle at 321-2324 and
the Dog Star at 277-8010,
Latin dance
Ballroom Dance Amelia will
host a Latin/Swing dance at
The Courtyard on Centre on
Sept. 28, with a group class ,
starting at 7:30 p.m., followed
by general dancing, all levels
welcome, 5$ cover charge,
For information contact Aimee
Marshall at ballroomdance
amelia@gmail.com or (617)
312-1932,
ass of'67
The Fernandina Beach
High School Class of 1967 Is
celebrating its 45th reunion
and invites the graduating
classes of 1964-70 to join
them for a "get reacquainted
gathering" at Sliders Seaside
Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave.,
on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Cass of57
The Fernandina Beach
High School Class 1'957 will
celebrate its 55th clas" '
reunion Sept. 28-30.'Actlviltles
have been planned to accom-
modate the needs of class-
mates. Letters have been
mailed to each mneinber and
guests with complete itinerary
and costs. For questions con-
tact Carolyn.
Paintdasses
Kathleen Maurer's ~crylic
painting workshop begins
Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. at St.'
Peter's Episcopal Church,
Room 201. This fun class
introduces beginner as well as
advanced students to the
medium. Fee is $30 per week.
For information call Kathy at
261-8276. Watercolor painting
every Friday from 1 30-4 p.m.
continues with William


Maurer. Call 261-8276.
Mailet/carwash
A Rea Market & Car Wash
will be held at'Yulee Elemen-
tary School, 86063 Felmor
Road, on Sept. 29 to benefit
the school safety patrol and
band. Market hours are 8
a.m.-2 p.m. For information
and booth rentals, email yms-
band@hotmail.com or call Ivo
at 225-3693. Car wash hours
are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donation is
$5 per car. Concessions will
be available.
NEXT WEEK
Chefs Dinner
The second annual Chefs
Dinner benefiting the Katie
Caples Foundation is Sept. 30
at Osprey Village.
Enjoy an hors d'oeuvres
reception and a silent auction
at 5 p.m. followed by a five-
course dinner with wine pair-
ings showcasing the talents of
local culinary masters from 6-
8:30 p.m. Cocktail attire; gen-
tlemen, jackets preferred.
Tickets are $75. Contact
Lance Jones at 310-5864 or
Lance@KatieRideForLife.org.
Visit www.KatieRideFor
Life.org.
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the holiday classic "It's a
Wonderful Life" on the Main
Stage at 207 Cedar St. Adult
auditions are at 7 p.m. Oct. 1
and youth auditions are at 10
a,m. Oct. 6. Needed are 12
men, 10 women, 4 boys and 2
girls, Complete audition infor-
mation and character descrip-
tions are at www.ameliacom-
munitytheatreorg. Call
261-6749 to check out a
script. Marylee Long is the
director and performances are
Nov. 29-Dec. 15.
Brownbag lunch
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S,
Third St., invites you to attend
Its Brown Bag Lunch on Oct.
3 at noon with guest speaker
Melvin Usery on the Port of
Fernandina. Amelia Island
boasts one of the deepest
natural harbors on the East
Coast, and as a result,
Fernandina's port has always
been a major part of the city's
identity. Explore how the port
has shaped the town that
grew up around it. This pro-
gram is free and open to the
public. For information contact
Gray at 261-7378, ext 102, or
gray@ameliamuseum.org,
Stringquartet
Tokyo String Quartet will
retire at the conclusion of the
2012-13 season, and the
Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival (AICMF) is included
on thp ensemble's farewell
tour. The performance Oct. 5
at 7 p.m. will be held at Amelia'
Plantation Chapel, 36
Bowman Road. Tickets for
premium seating, which
includes a post-concert cham-
pagne reception with the
artists, are $100. General
admission tickets are $50.
Visit www.aicmf.com or call
261-1779.
Helplnghomeless
The Women of Power
United Against Homelessness
Event, benefiting Cedar
Haven Transitional House for
Women, is Oct. 6 from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. at Maxwell Hall in
downtown Femandina Beach.
Admission is free.
Local home-based and
small businesses are invited
to advertise their businesses,
products and services for a
nominal fee. All proceeds will
go to Cedar Haven, a non-
profit transitional home for sin-
gle women, without children,
in Femandina.
For additional information
or an application, contact
Trish Parke rt 904) 624-
4455. For information about
Cedar Haven, contact Valerie
Baker at (904) 635-8789.
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sponsored by the First Pres-
byterian Women of Fernan-
dina Beach returns to The
Anchor on the corner of Sixth
and Centre streets on Oct. 6
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with
handmade gifts including bas-
kets, pottery, jewelry, Christ-
mas items, scarves, metal
craft, olive wood and coffee.
The vendors represented are:
SERV (International mis-
sions), Justo Coffee (Mexico),
Bead for Life (Uganda), Crea-
tions of Hope (Haiti), Rahab's
Rope (India) items made by
women rescued from the
slave market in that country
and given a new life Mayan
Works (Central America), and
PAL-Craftaid (Palestine).
The proceeds will go
directly to the women who
created the handicrafts. Call
261-3837 for information,
Rock shrimp fest
The 40th Annual Rock
Shrimp Festival is Oct, 6 in
downtown St. Marys, Ga,,
including a pancake break-
fast, 5K and 10K runs, kids'
activities, a themed parade,
entertainment, demonstra-
tions, arts and crafts vendors,
food concessionaires and
rock shrimp that is the event's
namesake.
Advance registration is
encouraged for the 5K and
10K Runs and is mandatory
for vendors and parade
entries. Visit www.smkiwanis.
com for registration forms and
information, or call the St.
Marys Convention & Visitors
Bureau at (912) 882-4000.
COMING UP

COAgala
"Sailing Into a New Life," a
benefit gala for the Council On
Aging of Nassau County, will
be held Oct. 7 from 6-10 p.m.
at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Ballroom, 6800
First Coast Hwy.
For a $125 contribution
donors will enjoy fine dining,
select wines and a live auc-
tion gaveled by Aaron Bean.
Bid on getaways and other
prizes and tables of silent auc-
tion selections. Raffle tickets
for the table centerpieces will
be $10 each, three for $20 or
five for $40.
Members may charge
reservations to their accounts
at Amelia Island Club (321-
5099) and Golf Club of Amelia
Island (277-8015). Others


may reserve online at www.
doanassau.com/gala, by call-
ing 261-0701, or visiting the
Senior Centers at 1367 South
18th St. in Fernandina Beach
and 37002 Ingham Road in
Hilliard. Visit www.coanas-
sau.com/gala or call Susan
Mitchell Lee at 261-0701, ext.
120, for information.
Bingo fun
The American Legion
Auxiliary, Unit 54, will host an
afternoon of "fun and bingo"
to benefit Micah's Place on
Oct. 7 from 2-5 p.m. at
American Legion Post 54, 626
S. Third St., with door prizes,
silent auctions, free hours
d'oeuvres and prizes for all
nine bingo games, including a
$250 jackpot. Bingo packets
are'$20, daubers are $1 or
bring your own. All proceeds
will go to Micah's Place, the
county's domestic violence
shelter, To participate or
donate, contact Lenora
Staples at 261-5097. Call the
Legion at 261-7900.
Artwanted
Artists of all ages, back-
grounds, skill sets and medi-
ums are invited to submit their
art to the "Fantastic Florida"
Nouveau Art Show hosted by
the Island Art Association.
Drop off your Florida-
themed art at 18 N. Second
St. in Fernandina Beach on or
before Oct. 8, for your chance
to have your art displayed for
sale in the gallery and the
opportunity to compete in a
juried show. Then, join the IAA
on Oct. 13 as they celebrate
the show in conjunction with
the Second Saturday Artrage-
ous Art Walk with a reception
and awards ceremony.
For more information visit
www.islandart.org. IAA mem-
bership is not required.
Booksworkshop
Artist Books with Eliza
Holliday, a workshop on
Japanese-bound books, will
be held Oct. 12 from 9.a.m.-4
p.m. at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St.
Collect the pages of your
next joumal or sketchbook or
your own thoughts, prose or
poems between painted or
collage and bound boards
, with Japanese or blanket-
stitch. Cost is $65, all materi-
als included. Contact Holliday
at eliza@letterist.com.


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Scouts headed to Nationaljamboree


Boy Scout Troop 152 of
Yulee has sent Scouts to the
last two National Jamborees as
both participants and staff, and
the next National Jamboree at
the Bechtel Summit in West
Virginia is no different except
this time two families will
attend: the Hamricks and the
Wardrops.
Scoutmaster Robert
Hamrick and his sons, Life
Scouts Andrew and Josh, and
Ellen Wardrop and her daugh-
ter, Venture Scout Laura of
Crew 809, and son, Life Scout
Scott, will all participate.
Hamrick will be going with
the contingents and Wardrop
will help staff the small boating
and sailing sections of the
Bechtel Summit. The Scouts
have been earning their way,
to the Jamboree as well by
serving water at marathons,
selling popcorn, selling patch-
es and finding jobs to help
finance the cost of the $2,013
ticket just to get to the sum-
mit
Other expenses such as uni-
forms, trinkets along the way
and at the site, and purchasing
patches to trade with other
Scouts at the Jamboree all add
up, but this has not deterred
the Scouts from finding ways to
earn what they need so they
can attend.


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SUBMITrED
From left, above, are Scoutmaster Robert Hamrick, Life Scout Josh Hamrick, Life
Scout Andrew Hamrick, Laura Wardrop of Crew 809, Ellen Wardrop and Life Scout
Scott Wardrop. All are'headed to the upcoming National Jamboree in West Virginia.


The Hamricks and Ward-
rops will be among the first
Scouts to enjoy the new, per-
manent Scout-owned Jamboree
site in West Virginia. The high-
light for most Scouts is partic-
ipating in aJamboree and mak-
ing new friends from all over


the world. They will enjoy high
adventure events such as white
water rafting, shooting rifles
and bows, zip lines, pioneering
projects, scuba, Order of the
Arrow events, climbing and
hiking as well as community
service projects. It is estimated


.that more than 100,000 volun-
teer service hours will be
logged in the communities
around the summit.
To help sponsor one of
these Scouts, or to learn more
about Boy Scout Troop 152,
call 583-3904.


Micah's Place


plans month


of awareness


Micah's Place will observe.
October 2012 Domestic
Violence Awareness Month by
placing their banner above
South Eighth Street in down-
town Fernandina from Tuesday
through Monday, Oct. 8.
The community also is invit-
ed to participate in awareness
events throughout the month
of October to highlight Micah's
Place programs and services
and education regarding domes-
tic violence prevention. Show
your support by wearing a pur-
ple ribbon or the color purple
throughout the month. Below
is a list of events, or visit
http://micahsplace.org/events
/eventcalendar.html.
Week of Oct. 1 -
Volunteers needed to deliver
ribbons, brochures and aware-
ness materials to local busi-
nesses.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at
City Hall, 204 Ash St.: The
Mayor Arlene Filkoff will pres-
ent Micah's Place with a procla-
mation observing October 2012
as Domestic Violence Aware-
ness Month.
Wednesday, Oct 3, 7:30-9
a.m. at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club on Bill Melton Road,
Micah's Place will hold its sec-
ond annual Awareness and
Appreciation Breakfast to rec-
ognize its community partners
and volunteers. The event is an
opportunity to thank the volun-
teers who assist throughout the
year with the shelter hotline,
awareness events, fundraisers
and the Holiday Food and Gift
Drive. Also, to thank the com-
munity business partners and
organizations who continue to
support us.
Guest speaker will be Susan
Gallion, a survivor of domestic
violence who left an abusive
relationship in Wisconsin and
moved to Atlanta. Soon after-
wards she wrote a song.about
that experience. iThe Woman
in Me" describes a young
woman who acknowledges her
vulnerability and loss of inno-
cence, while finding her inner
strength to rise above her diffi-
culties. Country music star
Crystal Gayle recorded Gal-
lion's song in 1980 and it
became a No. 1 hit, garnering a
Grammy nomination
S Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 am.-1
p.m. at the Callahan Farmer's
Market, Micah's Place will sell
its cookbook, A Savory Taste,
hand out purple ribbons and
awareness materials and answer
questions on its programs and
services.
Saturday, Oct. 6,9 am.-1
p.m. at the Amelia Island
Market Place at Seventh and
Centre streets in downtown
Fernandina Beach, Micah's
Place will sell its cookbook, A
Savory Taste, hand out purple
ribbons and awareness materi-
als and answer questions on its
programs and services.
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2-5 p.m.,
the American Legion Post 54
Auxiliary will host a fundraiser
for Micah's Place. Entry fee is
$20 and nine games of bingo
will be played. Various prizes
will be given out to winners of*
each game and the grand prize


The 21st Annual













The finest Chefs and Restaurants

on Amelia Island
Cordially Invite you to

"Celebrate Autumn on Amelia"

at the 21"t Annual

"Taste of Amelia Island"

A Culinary Fair to Benefit

THE NASSAU COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER

Experience the excellent cuisine of

Northeast Florida's finest restaurants, including

Amelia River Golf Club Grille, Crab Trap, Don Quixote,
Gourmet Gourmet, Horizon's Continental Cuisine,
Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, Kelley's Courtyard Cafe, Lanna Thai,
Lulu's at the Thompson House, Marche Burette,
O'Kane's Irish Pub & Eatery, Peppers Mexican Restaurant,

Slider's Seaside. Grill and Verandah


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th

OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION BALLROOM

6:30 pm 7:00 pm Cocktails

7:00 pm 9:00 pm Taste of Amelia

$40.00 Per Person


Music by the Palmetto Catz Trio

Unique Silent Auction 50/50 Drawing

Fine Wine

Semi Formal Attire

For Information Call 904-261-2771

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT:
Century 21/John T. Ferreira (Centre Street) Fernandina Beach News-Leader
(Ash Street); CBC National Bank (14th Street); First Federal Savings Bank (Susan
Street & Sadler Road & AIA in Yulee); Horizons Restaurant (Palmetto Walk A 1A):
The Plantation Shop (Palmetto Walk) Vystar Credit Union (14th Street); and The
Nassau County Volunteer Center (1303 Jasmine, Ste. 104A).
Tickets may also be purchased by credit card
on the Center's website www.volunteernassau.org.
NLPSA NCRPSA


The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival 2013 will feature Tony
Vecchio, director of the Jackson-
ville Zoo and Gardens, as the
guest speaker at the second
monthly Wild Nite nature forum
Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Peck
Center Auditorium in Fernan-
dina Beach. His topic will be
"Wild in the Zoo," and the pro-
gram is free to the public.
Recognized for its outstand-
ing plant and animal exhibits,
the Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens is intensely concerned
with local wildlife and conser-
vation issues and participates
in numerous conservation ini-
tiatives to help visitors appreci-
ate native wildlife.
"Wild in the Zoo" traces the
evolution of the conservation
mission in zoos, and the Jack-
sonville Zoo has embraced that
mission. From the zoo's 40-per-
son manatee rescue team, to
the monitoring and banding of
wood storks, to its program on
native snakes, the zoo attempts
to bring a conservation mes-
sage to its nearly three-quarter
million visitors each year.
Anthony J. Vecchio (Tony)
has been the executive direc-


tor of theJack-
sonville Zoo
and Gardens
since July
2009' Under
his leadership,
attendance
has skyrock,
Vecchio eted, with new
exhibits invit-
ing new and
previous visitors. Vecchio's zoo
career spans 35,years; he has
worked at the Pittsburgh Zoo,
the Riverbanks Zoo in Colum-
bia, S.C., Zoo Atlanta, Roger
Williams Zoo in Providence,
R.I., and the Oregon Zoo in
Portland, Ore. He has a Master
of Science, Biology, from the
University of South Carolina and
a Bachelor of Science from
Penn State University.
The seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival, part-
nering with Fernandina Beach
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment, is an all-volunteer, non-
profit organization that holds
educational programs for adults
and children, culminating in a
three-day festival the third
weekend in May. Visit vis-
itwww.wildamelia.com.


A WildNite on


'Wildin the Zoo'


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Ell


The breakfast event
Oct. 3 is an opportu-
nity to thank the
volunteers who assist
throughout the year
with the shelter hot-
line, awareness
events, fundraisers
and the Holiday Food
and Gift Drive.

is $250. Post 54 is located on
826 S. Third St.
Monday, Oct. 8,6 p.m. at
the James S. Page Governmen-
tal Complex on Nassau Place in
Yulee, the Nassau County Com-
mission will present Micah's
Place with a proclamation obser-
ving October 2012 as Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.
Thursday, Oct. 11, noon
to 1 p.m. at the Greater Nassau
Chamber of Commerce meet-
ing, Micah's Place will sponsor
the lunch meeting at the Pig
Restaurant in Callahan. A car
pool will leave promptly from
the Purple Dove at 11 am. Cost
for lunch is $10.
Friday, Oct. 12, 730 am.,
at the Sunrise Rotary Club at
the Fernardina Beach Golf
Club, Shandra Riffey will speak
to the Rotarians about Micah's
Place programs and services.
Tuesday, Oct. 16 at noon,
the Nassau County Bar Associa-
tion, Shandra Riffey will speak
about Micah's Place programs
and services.
Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.,
Hilliard Town Hall, the mayor of
Hilliard will present Micah's
Place with a proclamation obser-
ving October 2012 as Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.
Saturday Nov. 17, noon to
5 p.m., the 2012 Holiday Cookie
Tour of Inns. This year's Bed
and Breakfast Cookie Tour ben-
efits Micah's Place. Volunteers
are needed to help collect tick-
ets and monitor the rooms
inside the inns. The Purple
Dove is selling tickets to the
tour, as well as the inns' two
cookbooks, with a portion of
the sales also benefiting Micah's
Place.
The Adopt-a-Family Holi-
day program starts in early
November, when Micah's Place
begins asking individuals, busi-
nesses, community groups,
schools and faith-based organi-
zations to consider participat-
ing in its Adopt-a-Family Holiday
Program. Donors are matched
to one or more families and can
choose to give holiday gifts, gifts
cards and/or food baskets.
These families are clients of
Micah's Place and their names
are kept in the strict confidence.
To participate, contact Micah's
Place at 491-6364, ext. 100, or
email adminassistant@micah-
splace.org.
To volunteer at any of the
DVAM events, contact Kelly
Monti at 491-6364, ext. 102. For
more information about Micah's
Place, visit www.micahsplace.
org. Call the 24-hour hotline at









WIDNFESDAY, SI,'IP'lMI3lIR 26, 2012/News-Leader


LEGAL NOTICES


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL EQL.uroos oLtAlbi_ LQlon
AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED onl yhe.Je._am. rul. Jhyan
ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 agency: ,my.Znat._QAoo:
NOTICE OF ELECTION sitrugto.lmaaanny-eagtlat-
I, Kenneth W. Detzner, 9 Ql0YliLal:.anyJniurance
Secretary of State of the contractJetw~o/kgreerment,.
State of Florlda, do hereby QLIbthebLrovidtrgreement
give notice that an election contractualltlmMtIl qQags y-
will be held In each county ments. ,onsur.ac
In Florida, on November 6, oeductlbles. Lotbhgat ent
2012, for the ratification or chacgtj
rejection of proposed revl- NO.2
alons to the constitution of CONSTITUTIONAL
the State of Florida. AMENDMENT
NO, 1 ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6.
CONSTITUTIONAL ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
AMENDMENT (Legislative)
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED
(Legislatlve) DUE TO COMBAT INJURY;
Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX
HEALTH CARE SERVICES.- DISCOUNT.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to the State amendment to Section 6 of
Constitution to prohibit laws or Article VII and the creation of
rules from compelling any per- Section 32 of Article XII of the
son or employer to purchase, State Constitution to expand
obtain, or otherwise provide the availability of the proper-
for health care coverage; per- ty discount on the home-
mt a person oranemployerto steads of veterans who
purchase lawful health care became disabled as the result
services directly from a health of a combat Injury to Include
care provider; permit a health those who were not Florida
care provider to acceptdirect residents when they entered
payment from a person or an the military and schedule the
employer for lawful health amendment to take effect
care services exempt persons January 1, 2013.
employers, and health care Full Text:
providers from penalties and ARTICLE VII
taxes for paying directly or FINANCE AND TAXATION
accepting direct payment for SECTION 6. Homestead
lawful health care services; exemptions.-
and prohibit laws or rules from (a) Every person who has
abolishing the private market the legal or equitable title to
for health care coverage of real estate and maintains
any lawful health care serv- thereon the permanent rest-
Ice. Specifies that the amend- dence of the owner, or anoth-
ment does not affect which er legally or naturally depend-
health care services a health ent upon the owner, shall be
care provider Is required to exempt from taxation there-
perform or provide; affect on, except assessments for
whichhealhe core services re special benefits, up to the
permitted by law; prohibit assessed valuation of twenty-
care provided pursuant to five thousand dollars and, for
general low relating to work- alllevies other than school ds-
ers' compensation affect laws trict levies, onthe assessed vcl-
or rules effect as o March 1. uation greater, than fifty thou-
2010; affect the terms or con- sand dollars and up to
ditlons of any health core sys- seventy-five thousand dollars,
tern to the extent that those upon establishment of right
terms and conditions do not thereto In the manner pre-
have the effect of punishing scrted by law.The real estate
a person or an employer for may be held by legal or equl-
paying directly for lawful table title,, by the entireties,
health care services or a jointly in common, as a con-
health care provider for domlnlum. oi Indirectly by
accepting direct payment stock ownership or member-
froma person or an employer ship representing the owner's
or lawful health cre services. or member's proprietary nter-
or affect any general law est in a corporation owrnng a
passed by two-thirds vote of fee. or a leasehold initidly in
the membership of each excess of ninety-eight years.
house of the Legislature. The exemption shdl not apply
passed after the effective wtr respect to aryasessment
date of the amendment. pro- roll until such roll is first deter-
vided such law states wth mined to be in compliance
spectfty the public necessi- wth the provisions of section 4
ty justifying the exceptions by state agency degnated
from the provisions of the oy generallaw.TNs exermpton
amendment.Theq cnedment s repedea on the effective
expressly provides that it may date of any amendment to
not be construed to prohibit this Article which proves for
negotiated provisions in isur- the assessment of homestead
once contracts, network opopertyat lessthan tvdue.
agreements, or other provider (b) Not more than one
ageemertscontroctualyln- exemption shall be allowed
thng copayments, cornsur- any Individual or foMly unt o
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potent charges unit. No exemption shd
Fl Text exceed the value of the rea
ARTICLE I estate aseseale to the owner
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS or. ;n case of ownership
SECTION 28. Health core through stock or memberito
servicae.- in a corporation, the value of
(a) To preserve the free- the proportion which the rter-
dam of ad residents of the est >n the corporation bears
state to provide for other own to the asessed value of the
health cae property.
( A law or rule may not (c) y general low an su-
comel. directly or indrecty ect to conditions specifed
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and may not be reauired to general law, to grant aoddi-
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from a person or n employer sand dollars to any person
for lawful heath coe srv c, who has the legal or eqtade
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health care coverage of any tons thereon the permanent
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not be abolished by law or who has attoned age sixty-
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Ina to workers' com onstin, vide for the periodic aajust-
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effect as of March 12010. prescribed in this subsection
(5 Affect the terms or con for changes In the cost of liv-
ditons of any health care ss- ing.
tern to the extent that those (e) Each veteran who .s
terms and conditions do not age 65 or older who is partial-
have the effect of ounishing ly or totally permanently dis-
a person or an employer for fabled shal receive a discount
having directly for lawful from the amount of the ad val
health care services or a orem tax otherwise owed on
health care provider for homestead property the vet-
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any negotiated provision In U'4ie .tee., and the veteran
any Insurance contract, net- was honorably discharged
work agreement, or other upon separation from military
provider agreement contrac- service.The discount shdl be In
tuallv llmlting cocavments. a percentage equal to the
coinsurance, deductibles, or percentage of the veteran's
other patient charges. permanent, servlce-connect-
(6' Affect any general law ed disablty as determined by
oasedbv a two-thirds vote of the United States Department
the membership of each of Veterans Affairs, To qualify
house of the leoildature after for the discount granted by
the effective date of this sec- this subsection, an applicant
tlon f thelawstateswitlhsoed- must submit to the county
fIcDvthe public necesitv that -property appraiser, by March
iustifies an excentionfrorn this 1, p :-ef af -aniey at the
seonl. troefgteg m- ilitr o-'-
(d) As used in this section. i, an official letter from the
Ie term;. (nit(Ife States Department of
(1'ComnelJ Includes the VetetarnAffalrs stating the per-
ImQositlon of .enaltles or centoge of the veteran's serv-
. 9r ice-connected disability and
f2) DIIreo payment or such evidence that reason-
*pavdlre-ctily~means .ovment ably identifies the disability as
o U t combat related, and a copy
without pubeo vgte of the veteran's honorable dis-
bld..aotnclingn charge, If the property
jmDjayO J.&ay.olaYanzat- appraiser denies the request
T flonof the service, for a discount, the appraiser
mt aunvy ublcl or private writing of the reasons for the
entity whose function opur- denial, and the veteran 'nay
toAe L.tblheTilrogomeritofL reapply. The Leglslature may,
isag.aa.Age.tillDmenLlo. by general law, waive the '
Individuals for or payment. annual application requlre-
fL Jn~fO lfe ment In subsequent yeart,This
atetyL)Casij i Jrace9aIati subsection s"nl t.l(- efeoa
health.CglJlnforrmation orf3jt eeeme"-r I* Q ai self-exe-
artjlCJgD. cutting, and does not require
(4)*awful heath tareI wLry Implementing legislation,


JIasl0 ai.oyJedtld1tb-lalat- ARTICLE XII
edgled M trette atimento. ote SCHEDULE
oieitEiatCltJaJIVj II.'oJifi- aE.C32.N2,-VateMiADla
A ttecLocotatP- adbled .du.a.toan dmbajnaiury,
Il dYlaw.reaulaton g011 homestead property taxdis:-
ftailme..he..asvicr.prtfeg ecount,-The.amerdmentgt
fTfLtDdloedfWi.e llcjimgy uosie :iicri (i) of Sci.Lori 6.f
erko kAcL.cy..y_-i,-gEI anLor Artl .ie. iI e,3ii,-1 the h'rorre
fltWMlle oahetb w~i9e *rmttL s teacl, prrterjy.t.xdJi,.cuAt
fJ8aLt ftflltJlh.iet.ip.ese. lo[ .p erars .*., te. re-me, ai
l8.2EfnoaaltJl LOtaxa9t". aui.1 a, ltieo reuli ..Ic ,.
29LwcglylgJiLoLptl in0 Dat Iri.j, shrill I'e )I le.;I
mndtyv or fineAtax,.g dry..r g J.augryLQJ.2A
wag,._ifhbbogldlnlgL swur- NO. 3
chairs or rirrne,: fe Allr, .0 CONSTITUTIONAL
I, llor effe.f esl.c:,.reao r, AMENDMENT
Ic a.iulf_.by_ an agency ARTICLE VII,
eB1tablsthed, _c;sa ar.con- SECTIONS 1 and 19
tollecLDJJbfet. _g~ernnLft ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
iwblChJal.usadtouOjshor djs- (Legislative)
,Qui.' g the e. r,: Ir., .-:f i,hi Ballot Title: STATE GOVERN-
Golae. reo ,lria- r ir.i.i; '..: i.i, MENT REVENUE I.IMITATION.--


Ballot Summary: This proposed state revenue lmJltatj.nltorJJ, jf otlia0 hacrgeii oslyAGes
amendment to the State c ealr.2QLU2,1627_lm Ualple d Irnopaed .yIlcaleogJ alo
Constitution replaces the exist- bytbeSfium Ith adjuastmsent schoolistric veL er ml)Jaod'
Sing.state revenue limitation (f0t. rowil glULons.DDni-J3bu3 Jei8; sUeYnuUll snl aeSJes,.
based on Florida personal dredthl lcens ,ee.nes and.chargaeitr
income growth with a new (Eo.the.0Z.L29JJa'Jtail aseylfI-ce uthorlJzad.y.any
state revenue limitation based YeaJand.lhftelefttstatte.re ameadned ntfuevLlloatnit s
on inflation and population enuLre..JI mte t L..JoQ.,oan constitution. ter MayA 201l
changes. Under the amend- amount equda tthe state rev-. ARTICL XI
ment, state revenues, as oueslimitatiantrthePrl:d SCQHEIEDUIE
defined in the amendment, ouJs iscalyear multlialldJby SECTON 32Stat.revenue
collected In excess of the rev- the adjustment for growth, Ilmitat aion,- se ,andment
enue lmltation must be (6)._.Ih.qdju _.stment tr ofS~clonl~ndbterelatjn
deposited into he budget sta- ogratJoLfas.yaLo. alls Qo9at9.iLneatArtlcte VJL. evJs
blllgatlon fund until the fund be determined by March 1 JOng the tifae reyanuJJimitq-
reaches Its maximum bdtance, preceding the fiscal year USln' t~on.a .ectnake
and thereafter shall be used thel_&atestJnformato ay.ll- etctl ffe.ctDD.a1aVaLty_.!J
for the support and malnte- able,.QceatjaQustmentior electorsIandLapplyDbeg nng
nance of public schools by growhilb.dtef nedoaJgL Is- IJn he2QRL4-2QL t tatSfJlsql
reducing the minimum flnan- cal year, Lmay._jQtt;e yeal
cld effort required from school chanced based on revisions NO. 4
districts for participation In a to the Information used to CONSTITUTIONAL
state-funded education make the detrminaton. AMENDMENT
finance program, or, If the mn- (b) REVENUES EXCESS OF ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6
Imum financial effort Is no THE IMITATION.-State rev- ARTICLE XII,
longer required, returned to enues collected In any scal SECTIONS 27,32, 33
the taxpayers. The Legislature year In excess of the revenue (Legislative)
may Increase the state rev- limitation shll be transferred to Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIM-
enue limitation through a bill the budg eJstabilationDD ITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE
approved by a super majority until the fund reaches the DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR
vote of each house of the maximum balance specfed NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT
Legislature. The Legislature In Section 1 9(a of Article J11, INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHED-
may also submit a proposed and thereafter shall be used ULED REPEAL-
Increaselin the state revenue for the support and malnte- Ballot Summary:
limitation toi the voters. The nance of oubllc schools by (l)Ths would amend Florida
Legislature must Implement this reducing the minimum finan- Constitution Article VII, Section.
proposed amendment by cld effort reaulred from school 4 (Taxation; assessments) and
general law.The amendment districts for barticlation In a Section 6 (Homestead exemp-
wll take effect upon approval state-funded education tlons). It also would amend
by the electors and will first finance program, &if the mln- Article XII, Section 27, and add
apply to the 2014-2016 state Imum financial effort Is no Sections 32 and 33, relating to
fiscal year. longer reaulred, returned to the Schedule for the amend-
Full Text: taxpayers as provided bvaen- ments,
ARTICLE VII 9.101ULM (2) In certain circum-
FINANCE AND TAXATION c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEG- stances, the law requires the
SECTION 1. Taxation; appro- SBLATURE TO INCREASE THE REV- assessed value of homestead
priatlons state expenserteao ENUE LIMITATION,- and specified nonhomestead
rew~e4Wllm l.- (1) The state revenue Ilml- property to Increase when the
(a) No tax shall be levied station for any fiscl year may Just value of the property
except In pursuance of law, be Increased by a two.third- decreases. Therefore, this
No state ad valorem taxes vote of the membership of amendment provides that the
shall be levied upon real each house of the lelloaturef Legislature may, by general
estate or tangible personal Unless otherwise provided by law, provide that the assess-
property.All other forms of tax- the bll Increasin the revenue ment of homestead and spec-
ation shall be preempted to limitation, the Increased rev. Ifed nonhomestead property
the state except as provided enue Imitation enacted under may not increase If the just
by generd law. this pararh shall be used to value of that property is less
*(b) Motor vehicles, boots, determine the revenuelmlita- thanthe justvalue of the prop-
airplanes trailers, trailer coach- tkorifor future f 1i v l erty on the preceding January
es and mobile homes, as '(2 The state revenue ml-i 1, subject to any adjustment ln
defined by law, shall be sub- ration fornv one fiscal year the assessed value due to
Ject to a license tax for their maybe Inoreased by a three- changes, additions, reduc-
operation In the amounts and ftffl vote of the membership tons, or Improvements to such
for the purposes prescribed by ofeach house of the lealda- property which are assessed
law, but shall not be subject tue. sto e rnue as provided for by general low,
to ad valorem taxes lImlitatfn enacted under this This amendment takes effect
(c) No money shbl be oargdaroh mut be disre. upon approval by the voters.
arown from the treasury ided when determinin the approved at a specialelec-
except in puruanceof oppro- revenue limitaton In subse- flon held on the date of the
priotton made by law. auent ftce yards, 2012 presidential preference
(d)Provision shot be mode (3Ab lIncreasi he rev. primary, it shll operate
by law for raising sufficient rev- enue mltation may not con- retroactively to January 1,
enue to defray the expenses tan any other sublect and 2012, or, if approved at the
ofthestateforeochfscalpei. must set forth the dollar 2012 general election, shall
oo. amount by which the state take effect January 1, 2013.
,), _eue.t -'.Wr-'i revenue liiltaftonr wll be (3) This amendment
....er.~.~t~.l- roe a&e a t incMreased. The vote may not reduces from 10 percent to 5
e l e -tiil '- b oe taken Ie than sevnty. percent the limitation on
i.i.td t' t- iW Ltwo hours after thethrd read- annual changes in assess-
e -) l..:- o : _ntina h either house of the le. ments of nonhomestead red
( S I0: fee1y9- Vow W'- laoture of the bl n the form property. This amendment
ixtmn ...r s- I'P-that w Dbe oreaented to the takes effect upon approved of
n- oh: t .moelii e'- oor the voters. If approved at a
-mAaa id -ne te$ f(dAUTHO MOFTHE ELC_ specid election held on the
e-. -ae 'e a--'.l te .e TORS TO INCREASETHE REV- date of the 2012 president
.rwh Re .s-- peres-one-l ENUE UMITATION.-The leog- preference primary, it shall
ie.a.e ee < .- e o meal; lature may1 ropose an operate retroactively to
m--y I- Increase in the state revenue January 1.20120o approved
00c1.U wa a...i... ti. tltlonr ourumant to a con- at the 2012 general election,
w....oa.. t--.$ ... current resoluloenaoteld by takes effect January 1.2013.
,6 .ri h 1 ~ IW. ai al othre-fhsvoleofthemem- (4) This amendment also
yea;'- te- _te -d'--O berslio of each houe. The authornzegenerdl aw to pro-
See.-wo n ,01 9 ..w orooo ed Increase shall be vide. subject to conditions
s $thpass .( .~- a l- submitted the electors at specified n suchlow, anadoi-
a t al te& M i r t-649e n od edilactin held ttondl homestead exemption
Iee- m_-te_ l t on- el mnome than ninety days dater to every person who estab-
-yoe--a. r -- ---the reeslution is fled withthe lshes the right to receive the
sl.al e .aet"r a e custodian of state records. homestead exemption Dro-
le'so-teo f(< W' rt- In '. oBnstbhe lealatfule.ma vided in the Florida
-a.-ol9eti. -. 1 S9 altlna BQseinIasa Constitutionwthn 1 year after
6s1109earLr- :- at ang; ie.l md.scI4Alectio0 purchasing the homesteoo
Ce e e '4" 4 ag -"n, Ints hes3 n'cye. thaoi "i nty .ays r>or>erty and who has not
001-d. Mal!,i aT ,as;,.i ItnilJa .Jto cust- CrCioa mCOOv e n i th- ore'.-
*olLn3 fa'tatecorosminual oas 3 cleroo' years to wtyich
,-i -Iotelela e ea al"te n ea M thetfr- the RForiao homestead
e" fe-r~" a" ; ea- a fna'fo-tel- -f l t exemption applied, The addi-
if oi: l t -:- l sa : t-m thlehaQembe o of h hlond homestead exemption
le I- te- _eP_ "."Le r ho e_ ofPUlhe lelatue. The shOI apply to al levies except
e fa l '-t It-of' ea "' trdetluon must s1t fbrth the school district levies.The addi-
Ie__ -I bales dollar amount by which the tfond exemption is an amount
I ...a 69e0i. 1W( 0 rgstate revenue mtn4aon w lbe equal to 60 percent of the
A.tflfel _- -I I= LA@A11 Increased. Unles otherwise homestead property's just
".' .Afuee* pye a r Provadedin th thresolullon the value onJanury of theyear
,e.I "a .eel i encreascd revenue limtation the homestead is established.
:u --. .wF; sW t oe al beedtodetearmnethe The additional homestead
....90..e. y il a aMenuellimfix for fure -s- exemption may not exceed
'm"n,.as- e e,'o _e t cal years. The proposed aonamountequaltothe med-
t _tse f t. m.'h... increase thd Bala effect it i an just vdaue of dl homestead
ef .s. $e---11 f 1. l. morb pvavpteofatst *property within the county
f i. M re ilt e 60 orcent of the lectors where the property of issue is
tir e eth. -~at n tha Ingonl .ihe matter. located for the caendar year
.l (.. o _e ()a REVENE JLMIT ADJUST- immediately preceding
whrh- t e etw1 MENT BY THE LEGISLATURE- January I of the year the
altwe4. wa I.I e eae....e The le9a1ur2 h proAvede vy homestead Is established. The
....e a.. n.t .t le Genilawofor a-imso.t.. additional exemption shall
ta-" -e'.n.," fW. h' at thestale rev e limttion to applyfor the shorter of 6 years
It fe NPl-t t eaect f te B. ti. or the year of sle of the prop-
pe :f It.p.i- :"iele (1) The fiscal .moact of erty.The amount of the addi-
.'l.a.e .re..n.. a 11 0.--10 Tfersof esoonsi1btforthe tonal exemption shall be
f- ..ll.e.en.a .. ah-- (91 funding of governnental func- reduced In each subsequent
1.... ..A lpei ... tons between the state and year by an amount equal to
lte G--'oll w ._t e '-a.i-- other levels of government 20 percent of the amount of
er- ag-ie eui.-e ate ocLcurring after May 6. 2011:* the additional exemption
ov-en-e r-t. H .~ws- 01te0 of received In the year the
'.een'v d' S oGl et hutA -(2 The fiscal imact of .homestead was established
Ws-.&. We. t ae-o= ON new federd mandate, or by an amount equal to the
te e the1 e1 ""r- t et (tfi GENERAL LAW IMPLE. difference between the just.
f(LetA in douAtsI -_t-h'r_ MENTATION.-The lealslature vdue of the property and the
Aing t4141 ...e . .Alh sh. by generd law. realrbe assessed value of the proper-
t.e stat-e. -r0 101 n 1t0 re procedures necessary to ty determined under Article
.o.a te po re.-e m-t-t-g administer this section. VII, Section 4(d), whichever Is
f-oi -t-e fatesrid- eia (a) DEFINITIONS -As used greater. Not more than one
.ree .. witt e" t.Al AIn hls section the.term: such exemption shall be
of .Iti: -o':M.Nu: esl te : (11'Adlustment forarowth' allowed per homestead prop-
.t te nle -a-,-,l mensan amount eaual to erty at one time. The oddl-
'firt-"o-n.e... T 't ^ .... the average for the previous tiond exemption applies to,
99. pg.. F.td .. 4e 11 five years of the product of property purchased on or
OeiptI e.f t oetf o athin the Inflation factor and the after January 1, 2011, If
f''- "it- f ie-a WI l t-'ue Dopulatlonfactor, approved by the voters at a
eponI:ln.ma-ae--' ft.e JIyI 1, (2) Inflation factor means special election held on the
1 .T; p r -: -frn It-e -tat- an amount eaual to one Dlus date of the 2012 presidential
lo.tt.ryz. ...no.. a:l pi: the percent chae In the cal- preference primary, or to prop-
..e f t -9f e-lra enddr year annud average erty purchased on or after
H. ...rrie-Cg-~te- pe .... of the Consumer Price Index. January 1, 2012, If approved
l-i.o.osanlet40l:.:a:= .' The term 'Consumer Price by the voters at the 2012 gen-
prr t-e y...n. S t..... lea ..Index' means the Consumer eral election, The additional
or .fo.e, ,nd .. .e. fur ..' Price Index for All Urban exemption Is not available In
lee-a lm:e-e a lt,.ee a ren Consumers, UL.S ci avera.. ge the sbxth and subsequent years
.l. ep r-oel dct-t g...r..... (not seasonally adlustedPcur- after It Is first received. The
a.; or :.r'o-' fo::. tm::::, rent base for all Items. as pub- amendment hall take effect
lleern .-c.,fee n arge: fer Ilshed by the United States upon approval by the voters. '
.o.r..o r.e-u.rOe to be Department of Labor, In the f approved ata special elec-
Iff...e... ..y. ,'n ., n....t event the Index ceases to tlon held on the date of the
er -'-'"ente th.n.- ::--it:.l-.n exist, the lealslature shall deter- 2012 presidential preference
.fter ..t.J.y 1, 1 ... ^ t mine the successor Index by primary, It shall operate
..nt te the re'-e '-limtton general law retroactively to January 1,
lt r-a-. e ,,tt gener..l (3 ) P.piDUlgtlo.D...JaqItor 2012, or, if approved at the
to r t tI'tal i t e:f rnar magn.Laanam Q.ountgua Lto 2012 general election, takes
tr.foir of rep illt fer t-e one Dplus the S percent. change effect January 1,2013,
fu,,ilngf ef g=e'.er..mnt" a In pooRpulatlon of the state as of (5) This amendment also
... be.t...ween. .e -he t-t- a AtlI.compared to AtrLlaL of delays until 2023, the repeal,
oter e.e '-e..f r.. t... te pror jyear For purposes.of currently scheduled to take
TI"e 'o.r..r .o..all B' ~on . calculating the annuallrateo effect In 2019, of constitution-
e -l'o: t r-e-,o rl t p~hr-:1:-e're .anP noulat.onLJhe al amendments adopted in
.e.....r. te a. .l..o. ti.. state's official poulatlo esti- 2008 which limit annual assess-
se~eefetier ~aJesshallbusd. ment Increases for specified
SEGTIQSi.19atat eu~ 4). State revenDu.esmesL nonhomestead real property.
l itatiorn- taxes, eelcenses, flnesand This amendment delays until
(g)SIATJIEyENUE JJ.I.TA- .chargae1o.sericjsImposeld 2022 the submission of an
TIIQ.Ex~epot as orovlded In bythelealslature on Indlvldu- amendment proposing the
thsaseclon.sttI revenue col- albulntesas. or. agpencie abrogation of such repeal to
leFJDionoYtcaL e aLafie outsi~c state governmental, the voters.
llmitecLoaillfws; Hlowever the term statet rev- Full Text:
(J)or1the.20L4-2016iJsca enaues."doein0oL D ecle: r- ARTICLE VII
Yslt..LQe.letteau .eaijlaed enue'..bthat.areanee9SSaryo FINANCE AND TAXATION
t.S...namountseaLottha he meet the reaulrements set SECTION 4,Taxation; assess-


tael.evinueIcollectaedcu- tforthLadogumeDt9lgaulhoriz ments.-By general law regu-
goa.eQb.2J214J1-2DlAsaLyeai igjklh ekJsan meot.oLboJay. latlons shall be prescribed
mu lllpedJyAbeJum.aLtt thsfJatk t or dea .nl sued which shall secure a just valu-
aClUdmLtntfIQL.r.oAlb.hWalUjul befoiDlJuly_22L12j.ievanue. atlon of all property for ad val-
POe-.hund 9ert( ,q that are .. uacLLdtopjlyete orem taxation, provided:
(' )EoJQh2.620.1MJl Sld matschlbJog(uadJoJhirb-1(fede- (a) Agricultural land, land
Y~enartate _aieasnar mltfed alME.adlclproa I gm A. producing high water
toQ.dammo.untQLIuaLU.jht exenoeptJLo.Q reDbIues recharge to Florida's aquifers,
stael .venusJlmltatiof.ll .gi't useCI.aUrprtbe-_thulJc or land used exclusively for
gE~Lay 0ZQJ4-2J 3rjultJplLed MedlealApltsta utnclu MntF rnoncommercial recreational
lay.tbea umli lhoadjustment arJtuiu-c.cets..Qon gtianm.d purposes may be classilied by
foagrawl.nplustbhraee.Oihuo- w- I tthfibeexc.ep.to.i.QLqstatte general law and assessed
dre.dthb,. miatObii JUnaluidll_.U _edolu solely on the basis of charac-
j3)_1EorJ.the.20.4-201 JIscal l pitonaex~a lso.io ad ter or use,
year.stateftenruD.WareJlmltd. CaltiJult.,JtyLL S2 eeQlds (b) As provided by general
to _an.amoteua L.uto the from.ihbejaatejottLryjleturne law and subject to conditions,
.l ate,.riie,-, .linrrljoi:,rfis. as.rlz;I8e;jeltiatbhefQlorlda limitatlqns, and reasonable
c-:1 ,e3., 201-201i.' iTullirle Hurricane L. dtastrQpbhelFund .definitions specified therein,
r.., Ir.'e ,jn :- Ih- .,hiT,~l ,ri and ......ltIens .P.ro.per.ty land used for conservation
for growth .dus two_ 9ne-hu- Insurance... QoCo.Latl.Pn; purposes shall be classifed by
dreoathl,. IeQCaB1 tl~ f..lublo.QJa[_VBEslle.s general law and assessed
(41. Fo he-2Qa01220-Ul .al an.c.olleo es;.laLancea _car- solely on the basis of charac-
year, state revenues arelimitel tedrior.ward f.om .rJoLfltcal ter or use,
toan amount equal. to.he yeoars;.Jixes.. teeJlcentes, (c) Pursuant to general law


tangible personal property years of age of older, Such a the assessment of homestead
held for sale as stock In trade reduction may not exceed the property at lessthanJust vdue,
and livestock may be valued lesser of the following: (b) Not more than one
for taxation at a specified per- (1) The Increase In assessed exemption shall be allowed
centage of Its value, may be value resulting from construc- any Individud or family unit or
classified for tax purposes, or tlon or reconstruction of the with respect to any residential
may be exempted from taxa- property, unit, No exemption shall
tion, (2) Twenty percent of the exceed the value of the real
(d) All persons entitled to a total assessed value of the estate assessable to the owner
homestead exemption under property as Improved, or, in case of ownership
Section 6 of -tishl Arlel shall, (g) For all levies other than through stock or membership
have their homestead school district levies, assess- In a corporation, the value of
assessed at -uo.l value-o as ments of residential real prop- the proportion which the inter-
iuaray 1 ^f t11 .. yea t'll....i. erty,asdefined by generd low, est In the corporation bears
te' 0e0-ffo4t il dlat f t4 which contains nine units or to the assessed vaue of the
omentme i,;, This., Omost fewer and which Is not sub- property,
Chall Ihage e as provld- Ject to the assessment Ilmita- (c) Bygenerd lawand sub-
ed In this subsection, tlons set forth In subsections Ject to conditions specified
(1) Assessments subject to (a) through (d) shal change therein, the legislature may
this subsection shall Ocange only as provided In this sub- provide to renters, who are
ea -ehenged annually 6n section, permanent residents, ad va-
January 1443 of each yedr, (1) Assessments subject to orem tax relief on dl ad val-
'u thi e l ha ot ao i. aoes this subsection shall be orem tax levies. Such ad val-
f .i sei changed'annually on the orem tax relief shall be in the
a, A change In an ess- date of assessment provided form andamount established
ment may s ha not exceed by lawHawAy.-4liothoise by generd law,
the lower of the following; changes in assessments may () The legislature may, by
.Le, Three percent 4 ) of f0" not exceed 4teP percent generd law, allow counties or
the assessment for the prior (0O)oftheassessmentforthe munlclpditfes,forthe purpose
year, prior year, Thelegslsature may of their respective tax levies
2,JeThe percent change In provide by aenerd law that and subjectto the provisions of
the Consumer Price Index for except for chanaes.addltlons. general lawto grant on addl-
dl urban consumers, U.S. City reductions, or ImProvernents tonal homestead tax exemp-
Average, dl Items 1967-100, to property assessed as nro- tionnotexceeding M Dafi#y
or a successor Ind e pe4e4 vided In naragraph (A1. an theiedidellietoany person
for the preceding calendar assessment ma notincrease .whohasthelegalorequtable
year as Intially reported bythe f the lustvdue the he aroper- title to red estate and main-
United States Department of lv Is less than the lust value of talns thereon the permanent
Labor, Bureau of Labor the property on thereceding residence of the owner and
Statistics, date of assessment provided who has attdned age 4sir4-t
b.The lealdoture may Dro- byJaw ve and whose household
vide by general low that. (2) An e, assessment may Income, asdefined by gener-
except for chanaes.additions, not del exceed Just value. a law, does not exceed
reductions, or Improvements (3) After a change of own- 82 .000- Mtwa l-t-ntt a-i dl
to homestead property ership or control, as defined te. The generd law must
assessed as provided In para- by generd low, including any allow counties and munlcl-
araoh (6' an assessment may change of ownership of a pdlties to grontthisadditlond
not Increase If the lust vdue legd entity that owns the exemption, within the limits
of the property Islessthanthe property, such property shdl prescribed In this subsection,
lust value of the property on be assessed at just vdue asof by ordinance adopted in the
the oreceding January 1. the next assessment date, manner prescribed by gener-
(2) An e assessment mma Thereafter, such property shdl a law, and must provide for
ot "~ll exceed ust value. 'be assessed as provided In this the periodicadjustment of the
(3) After g ay change of subsection. Income limitation prescribed
ownership, as provided by (4) Changes, additions, in this subsection for changes
generd low,homestead prop- reductions, or Improvements In the cost of living.
erfy shdl be assessed at Just to such property shall be (e) Each veteran who Is
vdue as of January 1 of the assessed as provided for by age 65 or older who is partld-
following year, unless the pro- generd laow, However, after ly or totady permanently dis-
visions ofparagraph (8) apply, the adjustment for any abled shal receive a discount
Thereafter, the homestead change, addition, reduction, fromtheamountoftheadvd-
thd be assessed as provided or Improvement, the property orem tax otherwise owed on
In this subsection, shdl be assessed as provided homestead property the vet-
(4) New homestead prop- In this subsection, eranowns and residesin if the
erty shd be assessed at Just (h) For dl levies other than disability was combat related,
vdue as of January 1 44 of school district levies, assess- the veteran was president of
the year following the estab- ments of red property that is tts state at the time of enter-
llshment of the homestead, not subjectto the assessment Ing the military service of the
unless the provisions of para- lnmitations set forth In subsec- UnitedStates, and the veteran
graph (8) apply That aess- tons (d) through (d) and (g) Wais honorably discharged
menttshaleilchangeovias shal change only as provid- uponseparationfrommlitary
provided In this subsection. ed In this subsecton. service.The discount shdl be n
(5) Changes, additions. (1) Assessments subject to a percentage equal to the
reductions, or improvements this subsection shall be percentage of the veteran's
to homestead property sh i changed annually on. the permanent, service-conrect-
be assessed as provided for date of assessment provided ed disability as determined by
by general law,~-evwlaead by law.8lLgwjieVbtMihose the United States Department
However after the adjustment changes In assessments may of Veterans Affairs. To quality
for any change, addition, ell not exceed jte percent for the discount granted by
reductiorrorknprovement,the OWof tthmasesrentfor the this subsection, an applicant
property thd be assessed as prior year.Theleagilature may must submit to the county
provided in this subsection provide by aenerd low that. property appraiser by March
(6) In the event of a termi- exceptfor change, ddfor. 1, proof of residency at the
notion of homestead status, reductions. or Imrovements time of entering military serv-
the property shl be assessed to rooerty assessed as pro- Ice, an officld letter from the
as provided by general law. vided in paraaraoh (6). an United States Department of
(7)1heprovlsionsofrthts assessment may not Increase Vterans AfAis statingthe per-
ctian emeomet aree sev- If the lust vdue of the prooer- centage of the veteran's serv-
erabelf aoMk~moneayef4te lv Isles thah the lust vdue of ce-connected disability and
.eslee~ of this ssetion s theo rooertyon the preceding such evidence that reason-
0..n. flel held dote of assessment provided ablyIdentifies the disability as
unconstltutiond by a eW bt y combat related, and a copy
court of competent jurlsdic- (2) Anle assessment may of the veteran'shonprable dis-
tlon the decision of the a sl not Ml exceed just vdue. charge. If the. property
court OgA slsht not affect or (3)Thelegldature mustpro- appraiser denies the request
impair any remaining provi- vide that such property shall for a discount, the appraiser
sonsofrttsisationcaela beassessed atjust value asof must notify the applicant in
tetI the next assessment date after writing of the reasons for the
(8)0. A person who asel- a qualifying Improvement, as denial and the veteran may
l'sio-aA sw- Ih r- -'itarf defined by general law, Is reapply.The legislature may,
;oa ,e'-r0" a .0 .. e a 1 mode to such property. by general law, waive the
......e.... ..e .. Thereafter such property shall annual application reLire-
ore has received 6 h6 beassseed as provided inthis meant in subsequent yedtilhls
sloo exemption pursuant to subsection. subsection shall take effect
Section 6 Wef I t1ile as of (4)The legislature may pro- December 7.2006, is sef-exe-
January 1 of either of the 2 vide that such property shd cutting, and does not require
tIw years immediately pre- be asessedatjustvdue asof Implementing legislation.
ceding the establishment of the next assessment date after (f As provided by aenerd
g #e% new homestead Is enti- a change of ownership or law and sublectto conditions
ted to have the new home- contrl,as defined by generd specified therein, every per-
seodaessesed atalessthan ust law, Including any change of son who establishes the right
vdue. If i tt elm ownership of the legd entity to receive the homestead
app-gah'ae In -- a.i.. that owns the property, exemption provided in sub-
a po: rn Ao .istalhe o a Thereafter such property shdl section (al within 1 year after
-w mn f-w'xN, beasseed asprovidedlnthis ourchasina the homestead
1,. 0oi *s oenttt h subsection. oropertv and who has not
..ew....... ..mit 00 0 t (5) Changes, additions, owned property In the orevl-
lW., Ita k es-lO I -at reductions, or Improvements ous 3 caendarvearsto which
.o9189ro..oo i.er-t_... to such property shall be the homestead exemption
-- .....m enjhY ,m. assessed as provided for by provided In subsection (a)
The assessed value of the generd lawj However, after aolled Is entitled to on oddi-
newlyesftoalhed homestead the adjustment for any tfond homestead exemption
Mh bedetermned s follows change, addition, reductions for d levies except school di-
1. If the Just value of the or Improvement, the property trlct levies. The additional
new homestead is greater shd be assessed as provided exemption sanamounteud
than or equal totheustvalvdue In'this subsection, to 50 percent of the home-
of the prior homestead as of () The legislature, by gen- stead proerty's lustvalue on
January 1 oftheyearin which eral law and subject to con- January 1 of the vear the
the prior homestead was dtlons specified thereinmay homestead s established.The
abandoned, the assessed prohibit the consideration of addltond exemption may not
vdue of the new homestead the following In the deterlni- exceed the median lust vdue
had be the just vdue of the nation of the assessed vlueof of all homestead property
new homestead minus an realproperty used for reslden- within the countvwhere the
amount eqiad to the lesser of tflal purposes. propertyy at Issue Is located tor
$500,000 or the difference (1)Anychangeorimprove- the calendar year Inrimedi-
between the just value and ment made for the purpose ately receding January 1 of
the assessedvdue of the prlor of Improving the property's the year the homestead Is
homestead as ofJanuary of resistance to wind damage. established. The additional
the year in which the prior (2) The Installation of a exemption shall apply for a
homestead wasabandoned. renewable energy source period of 5 years or until the
Thereafter, the homestead device. year the property Is sold.
shdl be assessed as provided (D(1)Theassessmentof the, whichever occurs first. The
In this subsection following working waterfront amount of the additional
2. If the just value of the properties shall be based exemption shdl be reduced
new homestead Is less than upon the current use of the In each subsequent year by
the just value of the prior property: an amount eaual to 20 per-
homestead as of January I of a. Land used predoml- cent of the amount of the
the year In which the prior nantly for commercial fishing additional exemption
homestead was abandoned, purposes. received In the year the
the assessed vdue of the new b. Land that Is accessible homestead was established
homestead shdl be equd to to the public and used for ves- or by an amount eaual to the
the Just value of the new sel launches Into waters that difference between the lust
homestead divided by the Just are navigable. vdue of the orooertv and the
value of the prior homestead c. Marinas and drystacks assessed value of the proper-
and multiplied bythe assessed that are open to the public, tv determined under Section
vdue of the prior homestead, d. Water-dependent 4(d). whichever Is greater. Not
However, If the difference marine manufacturing faclll- more than one exemption
between the Just value of the ties, commercial fishing foclll- DroVlded under this subsec-
new homestead and the ties, and marine vessel con- tlon shall be allowed per
assessed value of the new struction and repair facilities homestead property at one
homestead calculated pur- and their support activities, time. The additional exemo-
suant to this sub-subparagraph (2) The assessment benefit tlon applles to property pur-
Is greater than $500,000, the provided by this subsection Is chased onorafter January 1.
assessed value of the new subject to.condltions and llm- 2011. If this amendment Is
homestead shall be Increased Itatlons ah'd reasonable defl- aooroved.at s special elec-
so that the difference" nitlons as specified by the leg- tlon held on the date of the.
between the just value and Islature by general law. 2012 presidential preference
the assessed value equals SECTION 6. Homestead primary. or to property our-
$500,000.Thereafter, the home- exemptions.- chased on or after January 1.
stead shol be assessed as pro- (a) Every person who has 2012. If this amendment Is
vlded In this subsection, the legal or equitable title to approved at the 2012 gener-
b. By general law and tub- real estate and maintains d elections but the additional
ject to conditions specified thereon the permanent resi- exemption Is not available in
therein, the legislature shall dence of the owner, or anoth- the sixth and subseauentvears
provide for application of this or legally or naturally depend- after it Is first received.
paragraph to property owned ent upon the owner shall be ARTICLE XII
by more than one person. exempt from taxation there- SCHEDULE
(e) The legislature may, by on, except assessments for SECTION 27. Property tax
general law, for assessment special benefits, up to the exemptions and limitations on
purposes and subject to the assessed valuation of $2L5.QQ property tax assessments.-
provisions of this subsection, "wn "r fie ..: an- "ella-'* The amendments to Sections
allow counties and .munlcl- and, for all levies other than 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, pro-
palltles to authorize by ordl- school district levies, on the viding a $25,000 exemption for
nance that historic property assessed valuation greater tangible personal property,
maybe assessed solely onthe than S ,.QQfl'' thu--,'e-. providing an additional
basis of character or use. Such elere and upto' ZQZl0ev- $25,000 homestead exemp-


character or use assessment rn-ly f.v= l-.::-d .olr:, tion, authorizing transfer of the
shall apply only to the Jurlsdic- upon establishment of right accrued benefit from the llm-
tlon adopting the ordinance, thereto In the manner pro- Itatlons on the assessment Of
The requirements for eligible scribed by law.The real estate homestead property, and this
properties must be specified may be held by legal or equl- section, If submitted to the
by general law. table title, by the entireties, electors of this state for
(f) A county may, In the jointly, In common, as a con- approval or rejection at a spe-
manner prescribed by gener- domlnlum, or indirectly by' cldelection authorized bylaw
al law, provide for a reduction stock ownership or member- to be held on January 29,
In tile assessed value of home- ship representing the owner's 2008, shall take effect upon
stead propertyto the extentof or member's proprietary Inter- approval by the electors and
any increase In the assessed est In a corporation owning a shall operate retroactively to
value of that property which fee or a leasehold Initially In January 1,2008,or, If submitted
results from the construction excess of2 Rnnet-elght years, to the electors of this state for
or reconstruction of the prop- The exemption shall not apply approval or rejection at the
erty for the purpose of provid- with respect to any assessment next general election, shall
Ing living quarters for one or roll until such roll Is first deter- take effect January 1 of the
more natural or adoptive mined to be In compliance year following such general
grandparents or parents of the with the provisions of Section 4 election. The amendments to
owner of the property or of by a state agency designated Section 4 of Article VII creating
the owner's spouse If at least by general law Ths exemption
one of the grandparents or is repealed on the effective...'M
parents for whom the living date of any amendment to LEQAL NOTICES CONTINUED
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LEGAL NOTICES (CO.MIN.D lo.O 9
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subsections (f) and (g) of that
section, creating a limitation
on arnual assesss-ent Increas-
es for specified real property,
shall take effect upon
approval of the electors and
shall first limit assessments
beginning January 1, 2009, If
approved at a special elec-
tion held on January 29,2008,
or shall first imit assessments
beginning January 1, 2010, if
approved at the general elec-
tion held In November of 2008.
Subsections (g) and (b) (1)
of Section 4 of Article VIl In-
tially adopted as subsections
(cand.(g are repealed effec-
tive January 1,202304; how-
ever, the legislature shall by
joint resolution propose an
amendment abrogating the
repeal of subsections (4)
and f (g~ which shdl be sub-
mitted to the electors of this
state for approval or rejection
at the general election of 2022
Q481 and, if approved, shall
take effect January 1, 2023

SECTION 32. Property assess-
ments.-This section and the
amendment of Section 4 of
Article VII addressing home-
stead and sDecifled non-
homestead property having
a decllnina lust value and
reducing the limit on the max-
imum annual Increase in the
assessed value of nonhome-
stead property. if submitted to
the electors of this state for
aoroval or election at a soe-
cial election authorized by law
to be held on the date of the
2012 residential reference
rimarl shall take effect uain
approval by the electors and
shall operate retroactively to
January 1.2012. or. If submitted
to the electors of this state for
approval or election at the
2012 general election. shall
take effect January 1.2013.
SECTION 33. Additional
homestead exemption for,
owners of homestead prooer-
t2 who recently have not
owned homestead oroper-
ty.-This section and the
amendment to Section 6 of
Article VII providina for an
additond homestead exerrn-
tion for owners of homestead
prooertv ho have not owned
homestead property during
the 3 calendar years mmedi-
atelv orecedina purchase of
the current homestead oroo-
ert submittedto1he electors
of this state for aprovad or
relectionat a secidd election
authorized by law to be held
on the date of iie 2012 resi-
dential preference primary
shall-take effect uoon
aprovad by the electors and
ooerate retroactively to.
January1.2012 and theaddi-
tiond homestead exerotion
shd be vdlable for procer-
ties purchased on or after
January 1. 2011. or submit-
ted o the etectoa of this state
for acroval orrejection atlhe
2012 general election, shal
take effect Januay 1. 2013
and the addtiond home-
stead exemption shall be
available for proerties pur-
chased on or after Janurx 1.
212
NO.5
CONSITlUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARICtEv,
SECIONSt. 11. AND 12
(Legiatve)
Bdlot itle STATE COURTS.-
Blot Sumnary. Proposing a
revision ofArtlleV of the Stte
Constitution relating to the
jddhikdrif :.::. **., r-l.
,1h&Sftate -CrANtHiinfn
authorizes the Supreme Court
to adopt nres for the practice
and procedure in all courts.
The constitution further pro-
vides that a rle of court may
be repeded bya general law
enacted by atwo-tr*ds vote
of the membership of each
house of the Legslatre. This
proposed constitutiond revi-
sdon eliminates the require-
ment that a general low
repeclng a court re pass by
a two-tlrds vote of each
house, thereby provig that
the Legslalure may reped a
rle of court by a general low
approved by a majority vote
of each house of the
Legislaktetthat expresses the
polcy behind the repeal. The
court coad readopt the nlein
conformity with the pubc pol-
icy expressed by the
Legislature, but if the
Legislature determines that a
rue has been readopted and
repeals the readopted rule,
this proposed reviion prohibits,
the court from further read-
opting the repeated rule wth-
out the Legislature's prior
approval. Under current law,
rues of the judicinomrnaling
commissions and the Judicial
Qualifications Commission
may be repeaed by general
law enacted by a majority
vote of the membership of
each house of the Legislature
Underthis proposed revision a
vote to repeal those rules is
changed to repeal by gener-
al law enacted by a mlaority
vote of the legislators present.
Under current law, the
Governorappontsa justice of
the Supreme Court from a lst
of nominees provided, by a
judicial nominating commis-
sion and appoitments by the
Governor are not subject to
confirmation. This revision
requires Senate confirmation
of a justice of the Supreme
Court before the appointee
can take office, If the Senate
votes not to confirm the
appointment, the judicid nom-
inating commission must
reconvene and may not
renominate any person whose
prior appointment to fill the
same vacancy was not con-
firmed by the Senate. For the
purpose of confirmation, the
Senate may meetat any time.
If the Senate falls to vote on
the appointment of a'justice
within 90 days, the Justice will'
be deemed confirmed and
will take office.
The Judicial Qualifications
Commission Is an independ-
ent commission created by
the State Constitution to Inves-
tigate and prosecute before
the Florida Supreme Court
alleged misconduct by a Jus-'
tice or judge. Currently under
the constitution, commission
proceedings are confidential
until formal charges are filed
by the Investigative panel of
the commission. Once forrral
charges are filed, the formal


charges and all further pro-
ceedings of the commission
are public. Currently, the con-
stiftulon authorizes theiHouse
of Represenatves to Impeach
a justice or Judge. Further, the
Speaker of the House of
Representatives may request,'
and the Judicial Qualfications
Commission must make avail-
able, all Information In the
commission's possession for
use In deciding whether to
Impeach a Justice or judge,
This proposed revision requires
the commission to make dl of
its files available to the Speaker
of the House of
Representatives but provides
that such files would remain


confidential during any Inves- "- ii:el) :demonstrates a
tigtion by the House of present unltness to hold offle,
Representatives and until such and to Investigate and rec-
Information Is used In the pur- ommend the discipline of a
suit of an Impeachment of a Justice or Judge whose con-
Justice or judge, This revision duct, during term of office or
also removes the power of the otherwise eeieff w4 eepl
Governor to request fles of the 1'4.- roe 1i, i944 ( ,.ithe-u
Judicial Qualifications r.g.rd t ef"l- l."i t
Commission to conform'to a el sbuoeolje warrants such
prior constitutional change. discipline, For purposes of this
This revision also makes section, discipline Is defined as
technical and clarifying addl- any or all of the following: rep-
lions and deletions relating tp rlmand, fine, suspension 'with
the selection of chief Judges of or without pay, or lawyer dis-
a circuit and relating to the clpllne. The commission shall
Judicial Qualifications Com- have jurisdiction over Justices
mission, and makes other non- and judges regarding allega-
substantive conforming and tons that misconduct occur-
technical changeslntheJudl- red before or during service
clal article of the constitution, as a justice or Judge If a com-
Full Text: plaint Is made no later than
ARTICLE V one year following service as a
JUDICIARY Justice or Judge. The commls-
SECTION 2. Administration; slon shall have jurisdiction
practice and procedure.- regarding allegations of Inca-
(a) The supreme court shall pacity during service as a jus-
adopt rules for the practice tice or judge.The commission
and procedure In all courts shall be composed of:
Including the time for seeking a. Two Judges of district
appellate review, the admin- courts of appeal selected by
Istrative supervision of all thejudges of thosecoirts,two
courts, the transfer to the court circuit judges selected by the
having jurisdiction of any pro- judges of the circuit courts and
ceeding when theJurlsdiction two judges of county courts
of another court has been selected by the Judges of
Improvidently Invoked, and a those courts
requirement that no cause b. Four electors who reside
shall be dismissed because an In the state, who are members
Improper remedy has been of the bar of Florida, and who
sought. The supreme court shall be chosen by the gov-
shal adopt rules to dlow lte erning body of the bar of
eeo~and the district courts of Florida; and
appeal to submit questions c. Five electors who reside
relating to military law to the In the state, who have never
federal Court of Appeals for held judicial office or been
the Arred Forces for an advl- members of the bar of Florida,
sory opinion. Rules of court and who shall be appointed
may be repealed by general by the governor.
law that excesses the policy (2) The members of the Judl-
behind the repeal ented cid qualifications commission
'.e tl*'u -4t 09-19 -.: n1# shall serve staggered terms,
---'-a f h----ml l-t' l not to exceedsix years aspro-
legeleowe The court may scribedd by general law. No
readotthe reaed nue onlv member of the commission
in conformity with the ubc except a judge shall be ellgl-
pollcy expressed by the leias- ble for state judicial office
lature. If the lealslature deter- while acting as a member of
mines that a rule has been the commission and for a ped-
readooted and repeals the od of two years thereafter. No
readopted rue. the rule may member of the commission
not bereadooted thereafter shall hold office In a political
without prior aroval of the party or participate In any
lelature. campaign for judicial office or
(b) The chief justice of the hold public office; provided
supreme court shall be cho- that a Judge may campaign
sen by a majority of the mem- for judicl office and hold that
bers of the court; shall be the office. The commission shall
chief administrative officer of elect one of its members as
the judicid system and shal Its charperson.
have the power to assign jus- (3) Members of the judciad
tices or judgesncluding con- qualcallotns commission not
senting retired Justices or. subjecttoimpeachment shll
judges. to temporary duty In be subject to removal from
any courtfor whichthejudge the commission pursuant to
is quailed and to delegate the provisions of Article IV,
to a chef judge of ajudlild Section 7. Rorida Constitution.
drcult the power to assign (4) The commission shall
judges for duty n that circuit. adopt rues regulating Its pro-
(c) A chef judge for each ceedngs, the filing of vacan-
dstrict court of apped shol cle by theappoining author-
be chosenby a majority ofthe Ites. the disqualification of
judges thereof or.fthere s no members, the rotation of
majority by the chief juice. members between the pan-
The chief judge shall be els and the temporary
responiblefortheadrrinstra- replacemento(fdquaced or
tie supervision of the court. incapacitated members. The
(d) A chief judge in each common's rulesor anypart
circuit shai be chosen from thereot may be repeated by
among the circuit judges as general lw ene-laed- y.
provided by supreme court r .aiy -ol ai-f th -en ser-
tulhe dehief dge ofl .rcga e aeaa- f aIte
shal be responsible for the ideaer or by the supreme
odminisratve supervision of court hveWustce concurhng
he cirauit courts and county The commitson shall have
courts inbeir cirmit. power to bsubpooenam nl
SECTION 1 1.Vacanies.- famdl charges agdnst a )u-
(c) Whenever a vacancy ce or judge are tled by the
occus In a judcil alofice to Investlgove panel with the
which election for retention clerk o the supreme court of
apples the governor shdl ftl orado al proceeding by or
the vacancy by appointing before the commotion hdll
ftr ii~-lerib*irk .Vdrthe ~ls W-0Jobsfldt L provided
Tulcdisvter4hMl*fIqandot ho-ver ti~,tl I.mdrng of
in Jorxay of the yect folow- probable ca(e and the fing
ing the next generd election by theirvestgacve panel with
occurring at least one year sad clerk of such formal
after the date of appoint- charges ooast a justice or
ment. one of not fewer than judge such charges and al
Iree peons nor more than fAhrproceedh before the
xr perse nominated by he comrmidon shal be public.
appropriate judidnonaot- (5) The commission shall
Ig commission hcve occesto oallcormallon
(b) The governor sha fil from al executive, legilatve
each vacancy on a circuit andjudcidd agenciesincdud-
court or on a county court, inggrandijurisubject tothe
wherein te judges are elect- rues of the ommxisbrAt any
ed by a majority vote of the ime, on request of the speak-
electors by appointing for a er of the hoe ofrepresento-
term ending on the first lIvesrlegagowete thecom-
Tuesday ctr he fst Monday mbison shdl make avdloble
in January of the year follow- to the house of reoesenta-
Ing the next primary and gen- i lvaliformaton i thepos-
erd election occurring atleat session of the commission,
one year after the date of wHch maon remln
appormert, one of not fewer conen during a I
than three persons nor more toaltlon and until such infor-
than d persore nominated by motion Is used in the purit
theappropriatejudicalnom- fo-* "--" I ao's"'ru'tl of
Inating commission. An elec- Impeachment ewm-speisle
tion shal be held to flltt sthat epeule
judcidal office for the term of (b) PANELS.-The commit-
the office beginning at the sion shdl be divided into an
end of the appointed term. Investigative panel and a
(c) The nominations shall hearing panel as established
be made within thirty days byruleofthecomrrison.The
from the occurrence of a investigative panel is vested
vacancy unless the period Is withthe jurisdiction to receive
extended bythe governor for or iitiate complaints, conduct
a time not to exceed thirty Investigations, dismiss com-
days.The governor shdl make plains, and upon a vote of a
the appointment within sixty simple majority of the panel
days ofter the nominations submit formal charges to the
have been certified to the hearing panel. The hearing
governor, panel Is vested with the
(cD Each acolintment of a authority to receive and hear
justice of the supreme court Is formal charges from the Inves-
sublecttoconfirmatlon by the tigatlve panel and upon a
senate. The senate may sit for two-thirds vote of the panel
the purpose of confirmation recommend to the supreme
regardless of whether the court the removal of a justice
house of representatives Is In or judge or the involuntary
session or not. If the senate fls retirement of justice or Judge
to vote on the apoolntment for any permanent disability
of a justice within 90 days.the that seriously Interferes with
kjstice shdl be deemed con- the performance of judicial
firmed. If the senate votes to duties. Upon a simple majority
not confirm the aocointment, vote of the membership of the
the supreme court ludiclal hearing panel, the panel may
nominatina commission shall recommend to the supreme
reconvene as though a new court that the justice or Judge
vacancy had occurred but be subject to appropriate dis-
mav not renominate any per- cipline.
son whose prior appointment (c) SUPREME COURT.-The
to fill the same vacancy was supreme court shall receive
not confirmed bv the senate. recommendations from the
The aocointinent of a justice Is Judicial qudlficatlons commis-
effective upon confirmation sion's hearing panel.
by the senate. (1)The supreme court may
(e)(l.There shall be a sep- accept, reject, or modify In
arafe judicial nominating whole or in part the findings,
commission as provided by conclusions, and recommen-
general law for the supreme dations of the commission and
court, on.forJ each district It may order that the justice or
court of appeal, and one(or Judge be subjected to appro-
each judicial circuit for alltrld private discdpllne, or be
courts within the, circuit, removed from office with ter-
Uniform rules of procedure mlnatlon of compensation for
shall be established by the willful or persistent failure to
judicial nominating commis- perform judicial duties or for
soris at each level of the court other conduct unbecoming a
system.Such rules, or any part member of the Judiciary
thereof, may be repeated by demonstrating a present unftt-
general law ........ b, ness td hold office, or be Invol-
.ajrLt --ta -of It' r.mar:- untarily retired for any perma-
dolpef*eeakQ has f lee nent disability that seriously
tekwel r or by the supreme Interferes with the perform-


court, five Justices concurring, dance of judicial duties,
Except for deliberations of the Malafides, sclenter or moral
judicial nominating commls- turpitude on the part of a Jus',
sons, the proceedings of the twice or judge shall not be
commissions and their records required for removal from
shall be open tdothe public, office of a justice or Judge
SECTION 12, Discipline;' whose conduct.demonstrates
removal and retirement,- a present unfitness to hold
(a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICA- office. After the filing of a for-
TIONS COMMISSION.-A Judl- mal proceeding and upon
ldl qualifications commission request of the Investigative
Is created, panel, the supreme court may
S(1) There shall be a judiidal suspend the justice or judge
quallfcatlonscomrrmssionvest- from office, with or without
ed with Jurisdiction to Investi- compensation, pending final
gate and recommend to the determination of the Inquiry,
Supreme Court of Florida the (2) The supreme court may
removal from office of any Jus- award costs to the prevailing
fice or judge whose conduct, party.
during term of office or other- (d)cOEMCVAL.POWER,-The
wlise arrGA o Ar ftr power of removal conferred
,ev- amb 11.. 6 (with-4A by this section shall be both
'rewA fit offot- cl.ta alternative and cumulative to


the power of Impeachnient,
(e) PJRQCENEDNSINWNVLV-
I.NG SUPREME. COURIJU:
IjEL- Notwithstanding any
of the foregoing provisions of
this section, if the person who
Is the subject of proceedings
by the judicial quallflcations
commission Is a Justice of the
supreme court of Florida all
justices of such court auto-
matically shall be disqualified
to sit as justices of such court
with respect to all proceed-
ings therein concerning such
person and the supreme court
for such purposes shall be
composed of a panel conslst-
ing of the seven chief Judges
of the judicial circuits of the
state of Florida most senior In
tenure of Judicial office.as cir-
cult Judge. For purposes of
determining seniority of such
circuit judges In the event
there be judges of equal
tenure In judicial office as cir-
cult Judge the judge or Judges
from the lower numbered cir-
cuit or circuits shall be
deemed senior. In the event
any such chief circuit Judge Is
under Investigation by the judi-
cial qualifications commission
or is otherwise disqualified or
unable to serve on the panel,
the next most senior chief clr-
cult judge or judges shdl serve
In place of such disqualified
or disabled chief circuit judge.
(0 SCHEDULE TO SECTION
12.-
(1) Except to the extent
Inconsistent with the provisions
of this section, all provisions of
law and rules of court In force
on the effective date of this
article shdl continue In effect
until superseded In the manner
authorized by the constitution.
(2) After this section
becomes effective and until
adopted by rule of the com-
mission consistent with It:
a.The commission shall be
dMided, as determried by the
chairperson, Into one Inves-
tigative panel and one hear-
ing panel to meet the respon-
sibllfies set forth In this section.
b. The Investigative panel
shdl be composed of:
1. Four judges,
2. Two members of the bar
of Florida and
3. Three non-lawyers.
c. The hearing panel shall
be composed of:
1.Twojudges,
2.Two members of the bar
of FRorida and
3.Two non-lawyers.
d.Membership on the pan-
els may rotate In a manner
detemned bythenresofthe
commission provided that no
member shal vote as a mem-
ber of the Investigative and
hearing panel on the same
proceeding.
e.The commirelon shal hke
separate sait for eoch panel.
fThe members of thecom-
mission shall serve for stag-
gered terms of six years.
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generd law.
NO.6
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Logislative)
Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON
PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABOR-
TIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF
ABORTION RIGHTS.-
Ballot Summary: This proposed
amendment provides that
public funds may not be
expended for any abortion or
for health-benefits coverage
that Includes coverage of
abortion.Thls prohibition does
not apply to an expenditure
required by federal law,a case
In which a woman suffers from
a physical disorder, physical
Injury, or physical Illness that
would place her In danger of
death unless an abortion Is
performed, or a case of rape
or Incest.
This proposed amendment
provides that the State
Constitution may not be Inter-
preted to create broader
rights to an abortion than
those contained In the United
States; Constitution. With
; respect to abortion, this pro-


posed amendment overrules
.court decisions which con-
clude that the right of privacy
under Article I, Section 23 of
the State Constitution Is broad-
er In scope than that of the
United States Constitution,
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECIOQNL28 ProhlbitiLon on
rubJlJ L~ udlnoL b f_ tigns
QQnsillftiodQn.__aa.[tion
dgbthl,
(a)_t~ bJlsJ Dds..mgyDnt
1I2exaDendaciLfacy-alnt- t
tftilnofotheah-tbenefa y-
eLag tlbatlDrhlrudes~Leroage
oQLabogftljoQall)ulsetltion
doaesinaopplyJoi
(1DAnllexpnditLeWreqred


by federal law;
(2) A goe .JhnwhQlob
woircirullWetr-llonita RlYloald
disorder, pbiydlcl Injy, QLpyh~
Ica- lllssaJnc.iudlinxi.-Jife-
endangering, phydlkaglgndli
flon eQaLid. ,by.o.r.tlsl na.ff
htoeplanylJtstLwhIch
wglslaoseyiCfijJtlegULynagbyhyj
cs~a plac; the womanIn y dn-
gtr ooLdethluniOlesLan.pla-
tion lperformedtor.
(3).Aprenancyibgot-elsita
fromraipeaQlDcast,
(b)hloancstiflutlqnzmagDynt
be.JntarprstetclJCratet
brdadEeLrjghttQa.latktlgn
lt=obheae.=antalbanJJtle
United States Constltution.
NO.8
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREE-
DOM.-
Ballot Summqry: Proposing an
amendment to the State
Constitution providing that no
Individual or entity may be
denied, on the basis of rell-
glous Identity or belief, gov-
ernmental benefits, funding or
other support, except as
required by the First
Amendment to the United
States Constitution, and delet-
Ing the prohibition against
using revenues from the pub-
lic treasury directly or indirectly
In aid of any church, sect, or
religious denomination or In
dd of any sectarian Institution,
Full Text:
ARTICLE r
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 3. Religious free-
dom,-There shall be no law
respecting the establishment
of religion or prohibiting or
penalizing the free exercise
thereof. Religious freedom shdl
not justify practices Inconsis-
tent with public mords, peace,
or safety. Exceptto the extent
required by the FIrit
Amenmen1t to the United
States Constifuto nellDJ1tbe t
government nor anygentof
eovernmentg may deny to
any individual or entity the
neitsonQy progam, fund-
Io oLther su.Opart on th
basis of rellaous Identity or


takp$ton $e p"Ibte 4-a
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-el- a- phur 'il ell r
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NO. 9
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legslative)
Bdaot Title: HOMESTEAD PROP-
ERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SUR-
VIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY
VETERAN OR FIRST RESPON-
DER.-
Ballot Sumary: Proposing an
amendment to the State
Constltution to authorize the
Legidature to provide by gen-
eral low ad vdorem home-
steod property tax relief to the
urviving spouse of a military
veteran who died from serv-
ice-connected cases while
on active duty or to the sur-
vMng spouse of a frt respon-
der who died in the line of
duy. Theamendment author-
Izes the Legidalure to totally
exempt or partially exempt
such ,rvlving spouses home-
stead property from ad vd-
orem taxation. The amend-
ment defines a first responder
as a I/a, ocofrcerment officer,
a corr-lWt oCfCds tcr0. lWr4 -
fihler, on emergency med-
ical technician, or a para-
medic. This amendment shdl
take effect January 1. 2013.
Ful Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead
exermption.-
(a) Every person who has
the legal or equitable title to
red estate and madntals
thereon he permanent res-
dence of the owne or anoth-
or legal or naturdy depend-
ent upon the owner, shll be
exempt from taxation there-
on. except assessments for
special benefits. up to the
assessed valuation of twenty-
five thousand dollars and, for
dl levies other than school dls-
trct levels, on the assessed vad-
uatlon greater than fty thou-
sand dollars and up to
seventy-five thousand dollars,
upon establishment of right
thereto in the manner pre-
scribed by law. The red estate
may be held by legd or equi-
table title, by the entireties,
jointly In common, as a con-
dominium, or indirectly by
stock ownership or member-
ship representing the owner's
or member's proprietary Inter-
est In a corporation owning a
fee or a leasehold Irnitially In
excess of ninety-eight years.
The exemption shdl not apply
with respect to any assessment
roll until such roll Is first deter-
mined to be In compliance
with the provisions of section 4
by a state agency designated
by general law. This exemption
is repealed on the effective
date of any amendment to
this Article which provides for
the assessment of homestead
property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one
exemption shall be allowed
any Indlvldual or family unit or
with respect to any residential
unit. No exemption shall
exceed the value of the real
estate assessable to the owner
or, In case of 'ownership
through stock or membership
In a corporation, the value of
the proportion which the Inter-
est In the corporation bears
to the assessed value of the
property.
(c) By general law and sub-
ject to conditions specified
therein, the Legislature may
provide to renters, who ae
permanent residents, ad val-
orem tax relief on all ad val-
orem tax levies. Such ad val-
orem tax relief shlII be In the
form and amount established
by general law.
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, allow counties or
municipalities, for the purpose
of their respective tax levies
and subject to the provisions of
general law, to grant an addi-
tional homestead tax exemp-


tion not exceeding fifty thou-
sand dollars to any person
who ha'tfhe legal or equitable
title td'f6al estate and main-
tains thelron the permanent
residen~e'of, the owner and
who has attained age sixty-
five and whose household
Income, defined by gener-
al law, d l hot exceed twen-
ty thoust~6 dollars. The gen-
eral law mI't allow counties
and irhunlcltiles flgrant this
additional 't.mrptlon, within
the limits prescribed 1 this sub-
section, by ordinano4 adopt-
ed In the manner prescribed
by general law, and must pro-
vide for the periodic adjust-
ment of the Income limitation
prescribed in this subsection
for changes in the cost of liv-
Ing.
(e) Each veteran who 'ls


age 66 or older who is partial-
ly or totally permanently dis-
abled shall receive a discount
from the amount of the ad val-
orer tax otherwise owed on
homestead property the vet-
eran owns and resides In If the
disability was combat related,
the veteran was a resident of
this state at the time of enter-
Ing the military service of the
United States, and the veteran
was honorably discharged
upon separation from military
servlceThe discount shdl be In
a percentage equal to the
percentage of the veteran's
permanent, service-connect-
ed disability as determined by
the United States Department
of Veterans Affairs, To qualify
for the discount granted by
this subsection, an applicant
must submit to the county
property apprdser, by March
1, proof of residency at the
time of entering military serv-
Ice, an official letter from the
United States Department of
Veterans Affdrs stating the per-
centage of the veteran's serv-
ice-connected disability and
such evidence that reason-
ably identifies the dlsablity as
combat related, and a copy
of the veteran's honorable dis-
charge, If the property
appraiser denies'the request
for a discount, the appraiser
must notify the applicant In
writing of the reasons for the
denial, and the veteran may
reapply. The Legislature may,
by general law, waive the
annual application require-
ment In subsequent years.Tis
subsection shall take effect
December 7,2006,Is self-exe-
cuting, and does not require
implementing legislation.
(f) By general low and sub-
lect to conditions and limita-
tions sdeclfled therein the
Leallature may provide ad
vdorfn fa relief eaud to th
toted anoufor a porion of
the ad vdorem tax otherwise
owed on homestead proper-
ty tothb
(1) Surviving soouse of a
veteran who died from serv-
Ice- connected causes while
on active duty as a member
of the United States Armed
Eorces.
(21 Survivina mouse of a
first relPonder who died in the
line of duty
(3) As used Ilnthisubsec-
tionad as further defined by
9en0r4 aw, the term;
a law enforcement ofic er, a

er. an eneraernc medical
trcnidaar or a pamedic.
b. 'n the line of duty'
meas adisna out of and In
the actual performance of
duly restored by armloyment
as a first rsoonder.
ARTCLEXII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Ad vdorem
taf releffo r rvlvlMnamses
of veterans who died from
servlco-onnected causes
and rst reDond who ded
In the lie of duty-Thi ssec-
tion ad the amendment to
Section 6 ot Artale VI permit-
tina the leaMaure to rovd
ad valorem tax relief to sur-
ivtra oumsof veercswhpo
dfedfrotmservica-connected
caoss and rt resmonders
who died n the line of duty
shall tcke effect Janury 1.
2013
NO.10
CONSTIUIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICE VII. SECTON 3
-ARTICLKHlSECTtION32 *2
Gegiskfrw>)
BaSlot Tle: TANGIBLE PERSON-
AL PROPERTY TAX EXEMP-
TION--
kaloSmnary Propoang an
amendment to the State
Condtituon to:
(1)Provide an exemption
from ad valorem tPe levied
by counties, mnildpdities.
schoo dir, and otherlocad
govemmn on tangible per-
nd property If the aesseed
value of an owners tangible
personal property is greater
than S25,000 but less than
$50,000.Thi new exerptionif
approved by the voters, will
taoe elfectonJuary 1.2013,
and apply to the 2013 tax rot
and subsequent tar roles.
(2) Authorize a county or
mundpallty for the purpose
of Its respective levy, and as
provided by general law, to
provide tangible personal
property tax exemptions by
ordinance.
This is In addition to other
statewide tangible personal
property tax exemptions pro-
vided by the Constlution and
this amendment.
Full Text:
ARTICLE Vi
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemp-
tions.-
(c All property owned bya
munlcipdlty and used exclu-
sively by it for municipal or
public purposes shall be
exempt from taxation. A
muncipalty, owning property
outside the municipality, may
be required by general law to
make payment to the taxing
unit In which the property is
located.Such portions of prop-
erty as are used predoml-
nantty for education, Itercry,
sclentiffc, reiglous or charitable
purposes may be exempted
by generd law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt
from taxation,.cumulatlvely, to
every head of a farrily residng
In this state, household goods
and personal effects to the
vdue fixed by generd law, not
less than one thousand dol-
lars, and to every widow or
widower or person who Is blihd
or totally and permanently dis-
abled, property to the value
fixed by general law not less
than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or munici-
pallty may, for the purpose of
Its respective tax levy and sub-
Ject to the provisions of this
subsection and general law,
grant community and eco-
nomic development ad val-
orem tax exemptions to new
businesses and expansions of
existing businesses, as defined
by general law. Such an
exemption may be grarited
only' by ordinance of the
county or munlcipality, and
only after the electors of the


county or municipality voting
on such question In a referen-
dum authorize the county or
.municipality to adopt such
ordinances. An exemption so
granted shall apply to
Improvements to real proper-
ty made by or for the use of a
new business and Improve-
ments to real property relat-
ed to the expansion of an
existing business and shall also
apply to tangible personal
property of such new business
and tangible personal prop-
erty related to the expansion
of an existing business. The
amount or limits of the amount
of such exemption shall be
specified by general law. The
period of time for which such
exemption may be granted
to a new business or expansion
of an exlsilng business shdl be


determined by general law, orern tax relief shall be In the
The authority to grant such form and amount established
exemption shall expire ten by general law
years from the date of (d) The legislature may, by
approval by the electors of general low, allow counties or
the county or rrunicipdlty, and municipalities, for the purpose
may be renewable by refer- of their respective tax levies
endurn as provided by gen- and subject to the provlions of
eral law, general law, to grant jlh.SLa
(d) Any county or.munlcl- bohboPUaff flowioan 4addl-
pallty nay, for the purpose of tonal homestead tax exepp
its respective taxtevy and sub- fltDOs
ject to the provisions of this (.)AD, exemption not
subsection and general law, exceeding fifty thousand dol-
grant historic preservation ad lars to anyperson who has the
valorem tax exemptions to legal or equitable title to real
owners of historic properties, estate and malntainsthereon
This exemption may be grant- the permanent residence of
ed only by ordinance of the the owner and who has
county or municipality. The attained dge sixty-five and
amount or limits of the amount whose household income, as
of this exemption and the defined by general law, does
requirements for eligible prop- not exceed twenty thousand
erties must be specified by dollars8;Lr
generd law The period of time (2) An exemption eaud to
for which this exemption may the assessed value of the
be granted to a property propertv to any person who
owner shall be determined by has the leagl or euitable titie
general law, to red estate with a lustvalue
(e)(l less than two hundred and fifty
By general law and subject to thousand dollarsand who has
conditions specified therein, maintdned thereon the per-
twenty-five thousand dollars manent residence of the
of the assessed value of tL owner for not less than twenty-
gible person propertyl9ise.u five years and who has
jtcts toa 4 fllq x:, p :--- attained age sixty-five and
e4 er m6 llA exempt from whose household Income
ad valorem taxation, Jngjile does not exceed the Income
personal propertyJs also limitation orescrlbed In para-
exempt from ad valorem tax, ad (11,
atln If the assessed value of The general law must allow
such prpertyJIs greaernthao counties and municipalities to
twenty-e thoa dollar grant these additional
butessh fi sad d- Smpil ptie, with-
IflL in the limits prescribed in this
(2) A coun tr njndj- subsection, by ordinance
ity mayor riose# of ifs adopted In the manner pre-
scribed by generd law, and
must provide for the periodic
property tax adjustment of the Income lim-
ordinan de' b~ssu- Itatlon prescribed in this sub-
section and p led in section for changes In thecost
general d ";'. of living.
(f) There sriellet''gianted (e)>Each veteran who is
an ad vaorerhmiax eiemptfn- age 65 or older whj is parlid-
for red proper~iy dedicated In' ly or tofoty permanently dis-
perpetulty f6r conservation abled shall receive a discount
purposes, Induding red;prop- from the amount of the ad vd-
erty encumbered by perpet-' orem tax otherwise owed on
ua conservatjdno-ease'hftnits homestead property the vet-
or by other perpetfaialonbbr eran owns and resides inif the
r.on proftc1ionr as defint-d disability Was combat related,
Dy general Ica. '' the veteran was a resident of
(g) By grne rd lw ndasub- this state at the time of enter-
ject to the conditions sped- Ing the military service of the
fledthereirl edipersan' rho United States, and the veteran
receives a hometeadiesxeip- was honorably discharged
fon as provided In sectifn"6of upon separation from military
this article; ,tbo Was ia mrierf service.Thediscountshdlbein
ber of theUritedStatesrrtlltbry a percentage equal to the
or military reserveoihe United percentage of the veteran's
States Coast Guard -''fit" permanent,servce-connect-
reserves, or 'the ^-FFlrida ed disablty ardetermined by
Nation Guard: and whoW s the United StatesDepartment
deployed during the proed of Veterans Affair. To qdfy
Ing cdendar year'on atlive for the discount granted by
duty outsidethe continental this subsection, an cpploant
United States, AlaskWor Hawd must submit to the county
In support of rmiltary6 oer& property appraiser, by March
tons designated by the'leis- 1, proof of residency pt the
lature shall receive an' addi- time of entering military serv-
tiond exemption equd to a Ice, an official letter from the
percentage of the taxable United States Department of
valueof his or her homestead VeteransAffdrsstalngtheper-
property The applicable per- centage of the veteran's erv-
centage shall be calcuated Ice-connected disabity and
as the number of days during such evidence that reason-
the preceding cdendar year ably Identifiesthe disabilityas
the person was deployed on combat related, and a copy
active duly outside the cnti- oftheveteran'shonorabledis-
nental Uited States, Alaska, charge. If the property
or Howai In support of rlltcry appraiser denes the request
operations designated by the for a discount the apprdser
legislature divided by he num- must notify the applicant in
ber of days in that year. writing of the reasons for the
ARTICLE XII deal, and the veteran may
SCHEDULE reapply. The Legislature may
SECTION 32. Tangible er- by general law, wdve the
sand aropertv: ad vdoremtax annud application require-
exemption.-The amendment ment In subsequent years.Ths
to Section 3 of Article VII pro- subsection shall take effect
vidina that drooertv Isexermt December 7.2006, is self-exe-
ta mlidglbitsltef s i$e iSa- cutingnind doecsnoB equire .
estyael~to>-tw:fsptle~tttie 1 implertBraSill3Qloairs.l. Alr -
such property is greater 'ha' '"" NO.12'"
atenty-five thousand dollars CONSTITUTONAL
but less than ltvthousaddd. AMENDMENT
aIs sht take effect Jaluary 1. ARTICLE DIX SECHON 7
2013. and alies to cases to ass- givev)
merts for tax years beagnnina Ballot Tlle: APPOINTMENT OF
on or after January 1.2013. STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO
NO. 11 BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF
CONSTITUTIONAL THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYS-
AMENDMENT TEM.-
ARTICLE VII. SECTION 6 Blot Summary: Proposing an
(Legsllative) amendment to the State
Bdat TIte: ADDITIONALHOME- Constitution to replace the
STEAD EXEMPTION: LOW- president of the Florida
INCOME SENIORSWHO MAIN- Student Association with the
TAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY chdr of the council of state
ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO urversity student body pred-
ASSESSED VALUE.-, dents as the student member
Ballo Summary: Proposing an of the Board of Governos of
amendment to the State theState Unveritly Systemand
Constitution to authorize the to require that the Board of
Legislature, by general lqw Governors organize such
and subject to conditions set council of state university stu-
forth In the generd law, to dent body presidents.
allow counties and municl- Full Text:
pdlities to grant an addition ARTICLE IX
homestead tax exemption EDUCATION
equal to the assessed value SECTION 7.State University
of homestead property if the System.-
property has a just vdue less (a) PURPOSES, In order to
than $250,000 to an owner achieve excellence through
who has maintdned perma- teaching students,advancing
nent residency on the proper- research and providing public
ty for not less than 25 years, service for the benefit of
vwho has attained age 65, and Florida's citizens, their com-
who has a low household munities and economies, the
income as defined by gener- people hereby establish a sys-
al law. tern of governance for the
Full Text: state university system of
ARTICLE VII Florida.
FINANCE AND TAXATION (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYS-
SECTION 6.' Homestead TEM. There shall be a single
exemptions.- state university system com-
(a) Every person who has praised of al public universities.
the legd or equitable title to A board of trustees shall
real estate and maintains administer each public uni-
thereon the permanent resl- versity and a board of gover-
dence of the owner, or anoth- ns shal govern the state un
er legal or naturally depend- versity system.
ent upon the owner, shall be (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF
exempt from taxation there- TRUSTEES. Each local con-
on, except assessments for stituent university shall be
special benefits, up to the administered by a board of
assessed valuation of twenty- trustees consisting of thirteen
five thousand dollars and, for members dedicated to the
all levies other than school dis- purposes of the state unlversi-
ftict levies, on the assessed yd- ty system. The board of gover-
uation greater than fiftyth9y- nors shall establish the powers
sand dollars and 'upR to and duties of the boards of
seventy-five thousdndjollars, trustees. Each board of trust-
upon establlshment,.p9(,rigt. ees shall consist of six citizen
thereto In the manperlgie' members appointed by the
scribed bylaw.The realdste. governor and five citizen
may be held by leg-.orrei i members appointed' by the
table title, by the entire I el board of governors. The
jointly, In' common, as, cg n- appoln-ted members shall be
domlnlum, or Indirectly by confirmed by the senate and
stock ownership or 'rnqler- serve staggered terms of five
ship representing tlhe owier's years as provided bylaw. The
or member's proprietary Intr- chair of the faculty senate, or
est In a corporation owning a the equivalent, and the presl-
fee or a leasehold Initially In dent of the student body of
e.e:-: cf r.lnet, e.lg-.i ,..ar: the university shall also be
ir.e ..aiTpl..ri.o llr, air. appil members. ,'I
'.isr. rersc rtcor., .sce:-rr.ent (d) STATEWIDE BCAkt iOF
:icl urntl u,:n rint is first detel-' GOVERNORS..Th'e boa'of
Tnr.e to .e in cbmbliar.ce governorsshal be.abodyt-
itm tr-.e pro.'i-or.n. of section porate consisting f sevbntee
o, '.3:Ir. agen.,.'jde'J lr.aieJ members. The board shall
by generd law. This exemptions, operate, regulate control, and
Is repealed ,on the effective be fully responsible for the
date of,any ar eprdment,to ., management of the whole i
this Article which provides for .nlversity system.These respon-


the assessment of homestead siblllties shall Include, ut.not
property at less than Just value." be limited to, defining the dis-
(b) Not more than one-, tinctlve mission of eah con-
exemption shall be all:.. e-a stituent university and4 cartic-
any Individual or family w ltf or dlaon wlth free publl(dthoois
with respectto any residential and community callieges,
unit. No exeniptlon shall ensuring the well-plrned
exceed the vdue of the real coordination and operion
estate assesable to the owner of the system, and avldig
or, In case of ownership wasteful dplication of flltles
'Ir c uIOh .~ e or ireir.ter.,p or programs.lhe board's man-
Ir, c3 :.ouaitg. he 1 i f agement shall be subject to
Sr,r :.:,on,wnidin e 'tr It "e powers of4he legislature to
'.Ir i, tr.e 4rOblhtion appropriatee for the expendl-
-. ir.e oc..esteda oI mf ': lure of funds, and the board
F'rC-ert, I. ',, ,* -iall account forsuch expen-
.) 8, ge? IctLv f ..' u- Iltures as provided by law.The
Je.:i i, c .:.itllc.r.: rpecijed. governor shal appoint to the
therein, the Legislature may board fourteen citizens dedl-
provide to renters, who are
permanent residents; ad val- .........
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cated to the purposes of the
state university system. The
appointed members shall be
confirmed by the senate and
serve staggered terms of
seven years as provided by
law.The commissioner of edu-
cation, the chair of the advi-
sory council of faculty senates,
or the equivalent, and the
chair of the council of student
body Dresidents which coun-
cil shall be organized by the
board of governors and con-
sist of all the student body
residents of the state unlver-
sl-vIyi t' n aro sloat -e. Ot
n. a ... n .4 I eel a t. .. L
the u lale.nt, shall also be
members of the board.
2t 08-29-2012 09-26-2012
0850
NOTICE OF APPUCATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
PENDER NEWKIRK CUST TC 09
LLC
The holder of the following
certificate(s) has filed said cer-
tlflcate(s) for atax deed to be
Issued thereon.The certificate
numbers) qnd year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and th names)
In which it is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2012-023-TD
Certificate Number: 709
Parcel Number:
10-1 N-252882-0014-0000
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property: LOT 14
IN OR 1464/1514 R673208 &
R673209 NASSAU PLANTATIONS
#2 PB 5109
Assessed To:
CHRISTINE Q WILDS
Al of the above property Is
located in Nassau County, In
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
shal be redeemed according
to law the property described
in such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sod to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE
FL on the 9 day of Octobec
2012, between the hours of
11:00 acnmand 2:00 p.m. The
Clerkof Court's Oice Policy is
to hold the sae at 11:30 am.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY
CLERK OF COURT
RHODA GOODWIN.
DEPUTY CLERK
I you are a person with dis-
obliy who needs any occom-
modaon in order to partlct-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entailed, at no cost to you
to the provon ofcertino aqs-
tance. Please contact the
ADA Coord or at (904) 548-
4600 press a at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or Immediately
upon receiving this notifico-
tlon it the time before the
scheduled appearance less
than 7 days I you are hearing
or voice impaired. col 711.
4t09-05-12-19-26-2012
0873

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
SE PATEK QTP-GSTT TRUST
The holder of the following
certificates) has fed soid cer-
tficate(s)for atax ded to be
issued thereon. The certificate
numbers) ad year of lsuan-
ce, h descriolton of the prop-
erty an the names) In wt'ch
rt oasemsea area toows
Fie N'nressr1254Y.ao D
Certifcate NurtBer 2597
Parcel Nun3er 41-3N-28-1250-
0002-0000
Year of isuance: 2010
SDescrption oProerty: LOT 2
IN OR 1166/782 ESMT PT OR
1258/1035 UGHTHOUSEPOINE
P8 6/157
AssessedTo:
STRICKLAND HOLOWAY JR
All of the above property is
located in Nassau County in
the State of Flora.
Unless such certifcate(s)
shall be redeemed according
to law the property described
in such certificate or certifi-
cates wll be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL on the 9" day of October
2012, between the hours of
11 00 a.m. and 200 p.m. The
Clerk of Cout's Offce Policy is
to hold the sate at 1130 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY
CLERK OF COURT
RHODA GOODWIN,
DEPUTY CLERK
f you area person with dis
abltywho needs any occorr-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you
to the provson ofcertain ass-
tdince. Please contact the
ADACoordnatorat (904) 48-
4600 press 0, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notifica-
tion if the time before the
scheduled appearance Is less
han 7 days; Iyou are hearing
or voice impaired, cll 711.
4t09-05-12-19-26-2012
0874

NOTICE OF APPUCATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
FRANK & MARY JEAN LAST III
The holder of the following -
certlcte() has led said cer-
tflcoate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issuedthereon. The certificate
numbers) and year of
Issuance, the description of
S the property, and the names)
in which It I assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 2012-026-TD
Certificate Number: 821
Parcel Nurtber:
19-2N-2500O0-0016-0020
Year of Issuance: 2005
Descripti n of Property:


PT, OR 4/865
Assessed To:
ROOSEVELT SIMMONS
All of the above property Is
located In Nassau County, In
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
shell be redeemed according
to law the property described
In such certificate or certlfl-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL on the 16"1day of October,
2012, between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy Is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU.COUNTY CLERK OF
.COURT
RHODA GOODWIN, DEPUTY
CLERK
If you are a person with dis-
ablity who needs any accom-
modation In order to partici-
pate In this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at (904) 548-
4600 press 0, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or Immediately
upon receiving this nqtlfica-
tion if the time before the
scheduled appearance Is less
than 7 days If you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 711.
4t9-12-19-26-2012& 10-03-2012
0863
---r-- .
NOTICE OF APPUCATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
WELLS FARGO OBO
The holder of the following
certlicate(s)has tied sold cer-
tificate(s) for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
numbers) and year of
Issuance, the description of
the property, an the names)
in which It is assessed are as
follows: 4
Fie Number 2012-024-TD
Certificate Number 2867
Parcel Number 48-3N-2801 30-
00434000
Year of Issuance: 2010
Descriptoln of Property: LOT 43
INOR 1004/1926 BENCHMARK
GLEN REPLAT PS 6/168
Asessed To:
KIMBERLY S FRENCH
Al of the above property is
located in Nassau County in
the State of Florida
Unless such certficate(s)
shal be redeemed according
to low theproperty described
in such certificate or certfi-
cates ,wU be sold to' the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX.
76347 VETERANS WAY YULEE.
FL onthe 23rdday of October.
2012 between the hours of
1100 am. and 200 p.m. The
Clerof Court'sOice Policy Is
to hold the ste at 11:30 am.
JOHNA.CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY
CLERK OF COURT
RHODA GOODWIN.
DEPUTY CLERK
If you area penon with dis-
ably who needsoy accom-
modaton in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are enMtlled at no cost to you
tothe promaonof certain ces-
tance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at (904)548-
4600 press 0. at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
opoearorce, or immenedately
upon receiving this notfdco-
ton < dhs tune. Defwer the-
schedued appearance s less
han 7 days I you are hearing
or voce impaired cal 711.
4t 09-19-26-2012 & 10-03-10-
2012
0896

NOTICE OF APPUCATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN that
PPTS 00 LLC
The holder of the folowng
ce"tcate(s)has fred sold cer-
tflcate( for a tax deed to be
issued hereon.Thecertificate
numbers) and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, ad the nrne(s)
in which It s assessed are as
follows:
Fie Number 2012-028-TD
Certificate Number 1785
Parcel Number:
092N-27-02300047-0000
Year of issuance: 2010
Descrption of Property: LOT 47
IN OR 1206/486 CARTESIAN
POINTE l PB 6/345
Assesed To: GLENN A ANDER-
SON, CYNTHIA ANDERSON,
Al ofthe above property is
located in Naosu County In
the State of Florida.
Unless such certifcate(s)
shdc be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate or certifi-
cates wil be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX
76347 VETERANS WAY YULEE,
FL onte 23rd day of October,
2012, between the hours of
11:00 a.m.and 200 p.m. The
Clerkof Cours Office Policy is
to hold the sae at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY
CLERK OF COURT
RHODA GOODWIN,
DEPUTY CLERK
If you aore a person with dis-
abllty who needs any accom-
modation In order to partici-
pate In this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at (904) 548-
4600 press 0, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notifica-
tion if the time before the
scheduled appearance Is less
than 7 days; If you are hearing
or voice Impdired, call 711.
4t 09-19-26 & 10-03-10-2012
0897


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
BRADLEY F EVANS
The holder of the following
certficate(s) has fled said cer-
tlfcate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certificate
numbers) and year of
Issuance, the description of
Sthe property and the name(s)
In which It Is assessed are as
follows:
File Number: 1012-030-TD
Certificate Number: 1919
Parcel Number; 42-21N27-0000-
0086-0020
Year of Issuance; 2010
Deocrlption of Property: PT OR
1007/680 RECIPRICAL ESMT PT
1010/302 EX 86-4 EX R/W PT OR
1006/1213
Assessed To: JOHNNY L DUD-
LEY LLC
All of the above property Is
located In Nassau County, In
the State of Florida.
Unless such certificates)
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
In such certificate or certifi-
cates will be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN*
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,r
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL on the 23rd day of October,
2012, between the hours of
.11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerkof Court'sOffice Policy Is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHNA.CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY
CLERK OF COURT
RHODAGOODWIN,
DEPUTY CLERK
If you are a person with dis-
obllty who needs any accom-
modation in order to particl-
pate In this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain asss-'
tance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at (904) 548-
4600 press 0, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
apqearance,.or Immediately
upon receivng this notifica-
tion if the time before the
scheduled appearance Is less
than 7 days if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 711.
4t 09-19-26-2012 & 10-03-10-
2012
0898

SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SIN AND FOR NASSAU
COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2012-CC-7I
DIVISION:
JOSEPH D. JONES.
Plaintiff.
vs.
CHAD D.VAN ETTEN and NINA
C.VAN ETTEN: F LMNG,AND F
DECEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN
SPOUSES. HEIRS. DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS. AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH. UNDER OR
AGAINST THEM.
Defendans.t
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice i heeby given that.
puruant to an order or a um-
mary final judgment of fore-
doure entered A the above-
coplioned action. I l sel the
property situated in NASSAU
County. Flori described as
Lqt BinarkAcre accord-
ing to plot hereof asrecorded
in Rlat Book Spage 283a of the
pubic records of Nassau
County. Forida
at puitc sate, to the igh-
es and oas oioer cash at
11 30 am on the 7" day of
Novemoet 2023 oQrli tVont
steno or the tarmd 0oun0ay
Juoa Co Annex Located At
76347 Veterans Way. Yulee.
Ronoa. 32097 in accordance
Chapter 45. Forldo Statutes,
Notice of such saoe shob be
published as provided by
statute.
That any pe on dacaimngan
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any other than the
property owner as of the date
of the ks pendens must fle a
clam with 60 days after sale.
DATED this 12th day of
Septembe(2012.
JOHN A.CRAWFORD
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
s/ Parnelo Jones
As Deputy Clerk
2t 0-9-19-26-2012
0899

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR NASSAU
COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO.:
46-2012-CA-000487
WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA-
RIES, DEVISEESS, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE ESTATE OF SHER-
BA HENSLEY WALLACE 'A/K/A
SHERBA H. WALLACE,
DECEASED et. al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Unknown Heirs,
Beneficaries, Devisees of the
Estate of Sherba Hensley
Wallace A/K/A Sherba H.
Wallace. Deceased AND
Unknown Heirs, Beneficiaries,
Devisees, Grantees, Assignees,
Uenors, Creditors, Trustees, and
all other parties Claiming an
Interest By, Through, Under Or
Against the Estate of Sherba
Hensley Wolace A/K/A Sherba
H. Wallace, Deceased
last known residence:
Unknown
and all persons claiming by,
through, under or against the
named Defendants.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED thatan
action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following prop-
erty In Nassau County Florida:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO.
717, OF AMEUA LAKES,A CON-
bdOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO
THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL


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RECORDS BOOK 1344, PAGE Nassau County Clerk of Court
1628, AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL By: /s/ Tracy Poore
'RECORDS BOOK 1344, PAGE Deputy Clerk
1628, AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL Alexandra J, de Alejo, Esq.
RECORDS BOOK 1344, PAGE GRAY ROBINSON, PA,
1930, OF THE PUBUC RECORDS 201 N. Franklin Street (33602)
OF NASSAU COUNTY FLORIDA. Suite 2200
TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED Post Office Box 3324
INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELE- Tampb, Florida 33601-3324
MENTS TO, BE DEFINED IN SAID (813) 273-600P
DECLARATION. 2t 09-16-26-2012
has been filed against you 0905
and you are required to serve ........
a copy of your written defens- NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
es, If any, to It on Aldrldge Personal property consisting
Connors, LLR Plaintiff's attor- of clothes, toys, tools, furniture,
ney, at 7000 West Palmetto appliances, and other miscel-
Park Road, Suite 307, Boca laneous Items will be sold for
Raton,Florda 33433, within 30 cash at a public sale on
days of the first date of publl. October6,'2012@ 10:30A.M.at
cation of this notice, and file the address below to satisfy
the original with the clerk of the owner's lien for rent due In
this court either before accordance with Florida
October 26,2012 on plaintiff's Statues 83,806 and 83,807.
attorney or Immediately there- Units are as follows:'
after; otherwise a default will A-3 Steve Hoffman
be entered against you for the A-6 Cynthia Fowler
relief demanded In the com- A-12 Seleria Stanley
plant or petition. A-24 Pamela Williams
Dated on September'12th, A-27 Rebecca Shadowsky
2012 A-29 Dallas Harpe
John A. Crawford A-34 Mlchael Walters
As Clerk of the Court A-47 Leslle Allgary
By: /s/ Arlelle Wilson A-50 Ruben Bryan
As Deputy Clerk A-58 Paul Hathaway
2t09-19-26-2012 A-66 Kevin Godbolt
0900 B-18 Johnny Hernandez
..-..... B-26 Mary 8 Eugene Ward
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR B-39 Wilson Plerre-Louls
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA B-44 Margle Lumpkin ,
PROBATE DIVISION B-50 Patricia McCance
IN RE: ESTATE OF B-54 & 55 Barry Fitzpatrick
CAREY BRIAN BATSON B-73 Cheryl Miller
File No. 12-CP-189 C-I Mandy Stanfield
Division A C- Jeff Barakdde
Deceased. C- Undsey Holmes
NOTICE TO CREDITORS C-20 Maria Feeler
The administration of the C-21 Katherlne Lewis
estate of CAREY BRIAN BAT- C-52 Dewayne Jones
SON, deceased, whose date C-64 Lowell Robert Srmith
ot death was July 2, 2012, is Yulee Mini Warehouses
pending In the Circuit Court Corner US 17 & Radlo Rd.
for Nassau County, Florida, Yulee, FL32097
Probate Division, the address We reserve the right to refuse
of which Is 76347 Veterans any and dl bids, Auction Items
Way, Suite 456. Yulee, Florida must be paid for In cash,
32097. The names and 3t9-12-19-26-2012
addresses of the personal rep- 0886
resentative and the personal..........
representative's attorney ore IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL
set forth below. CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
AN creditors of the decedent' NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
and other persons having PROBATE DIVISION
dalmspor demands against File No. 12-191-CP
decedent's estate on whom a Dvon: A
copy of ths notice is required IN RE: ESTATE OF OSCAR
to be served must file their JOHN MARTIN,
claims with this court WITHIN Deceased.
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER NOTICE TO CREDITORS
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBU- The administration of the
CATION OP THIS NOTICE OR 30 estate of OSCAR JOHN MAR-
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- TIN A/K/A OSCAR J. MARTIN,
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS deceased, whose date of
NOTICE ON THEM.. death was July 26, 2012; File
Al other creators of the dece- Number 12-191-CR is pending
dent and otherpersonshaving In the Circuit Court for Nassau
dalms or demands against County, Florida, Probate
decedent's estate must file Divison. the address of which
their claims with this court a 76347 Veterans Way. Yulee,
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE Florida 32097. The names and
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION codresses of the person rep-
SOF THISNOTICE. resentatlve and the personal
ALL CLAIMS NOT FLED WITHIN representative's attorney are
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH et forth below.
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE AI creditors of the dece-
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL oent and other persons having
BE FOREVER BARRED. claims or demands against
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME decedent's estate, on whom
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, a copy of this notice Is
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) required to be served.must ie
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE their claims with this court
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
IS BARRED. MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
The date of is publication of THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
tis notices. NOTICE OR30 DAYS AFTERTHE
Septenmer 19.2012 DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
Attorney for Personal OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
Reopteentalive Al other creditors of the
Emly KI Dlow decedent and other persons
Rlo~~ o Bar Njnoe 035977 having dolms or demands
Atltoteyf oo aqorsl ecedent estate.
IOMaE AY I. BAOION muatd -ro eamn.wnlh.his
DONAHOO & court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
MCMENAMY. PA THE DATE OF THE FIRST PU8U-
245 Rwise Arenue. Suite 450 CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
Jocksore. Floda 32202 ALLCLAIMS NOT FLED WITH-
Telephone (904)3648080 IN THETIME PERIODS SET FORTH
Fa (904) 791 9563 IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
PersonalRepresentative. FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
KIMBERLY L BATSON BE FOREVER BARRED.
8076 Gracle Dve NOTWITSTANDING THETIME
Moanoss.Vgrginia 20112 PERIODSET FORTH ABOE.ANY
2109-19-26-2012 CLAIM FLED TWO (2) YEARS
0904 OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
----- WENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
IN THE CIRCUIT COUJRT OF THE BARRED.
FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT The date of first publication
IN AND FOR NASSAU COUN- of this notice s: September
TY. FLORIDA 26th.2012.
CIVIL DIVISION Signed on August 8th, 2012.
CASE NO.2010-CA-000252 John I. Fshburne. III
BRANCH BANKING ANDTRUST Attorneys for Personal
COMPANY. Representative
Plaintiff, Emot:
vs. fishburne@daxtalow.com
REXA. MORRISON. UNKNOWN Florida Bar No 0977678
SPOUSE OF Purcell. Ranagan, Hay &
REX A. MORRISON JOHN DOE Greene, PA.
AND JANE DOE, fictitious 1548 Landaster Terrace
names Jacksonville, FL 32204
Representing unknown ten- Telephone; (904) 365-0355
ants in possession. SUSAN E. MARTIN
Defendants. Personal Representative
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO 73 Long Point Drive
CHAPTER 45 Fernandlna Beach, FL 32034
Notice Is given that pursuant 2t 09-26-2012 & 10-03-2012
to a Final Judgment of 0906
Mortgage Foreclosure dated -.....
August 21, 2012, entered In NOTICE OF APPUCATION
Case No. 2Q10-CA-000252 FOR TAX DEED
pending In the Fourth Judicial NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
Circuit Court In and for Nassou WELLS FARGO OBO
County, Florida, In which The holder of the following
BRANCH BANKING ANDTRUST certifcate(s) hasfled sdd cer-
Is the Plaintiff and Rex A. tiflcate(s) fora tax deed to be
Morrison is the Defendant, I will Issued thereon.The certificate
sell to the highest and best numbers) and .year of
bidderat Nassau County Clerk Issuance, the description of
of Courts, Judicial Annex, the property, and the names)
76347 Veteran's Way, Suite In which It is assessed are as
4100, Yulee, Florida 32097 at follows:
11:30 am. on the 19 day of File Number: 2012-031-TD
October 2012. The following- Certificate Number: 2934
described property set forth In Parcel Number:
said Final Judgment of 01-6N-29-V160-2128-0000
Mortgage Foreclosure: Year of Issuance: 2010
Tract 137,Yulee Hills as record- Description of Property:
ed in Plat Book 4 at Page 31 of VILLA UNIT 2125 IN OR 769/747
the Public Records of Nassau BEACH WOOD VILLAS
County, Florida. Assessed To: r ,
Together with a 1969 ARTC WACHOVIA BANK NA
Slnglewlde Mobile home All of the above property is.
VIN#ACG3023 located In Nassau County, In
Address: 86047 Pamela Road, the State of Florida,
Yulee, Florida 32097 Unless such certificates)
Any person blaiomlng an Inter- shal be redeemed according
est In the surplus from the sale, to law, the property described
If any, other that the property In such certificate or certifl-
owner asof the date of the ls, cates will be sold to the
pendens must fle a claim with- Hghest Bidder at the MAIN
In 60 days after the sale. Dated ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
this 12 day of September 2012. COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,


76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL, on the 30th day of October,
2012, between the hours of
11:00 a.m, and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerk of Court's Office Policy Is
to hold the sale at 11:30 a.m.
JOHN A. CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY
CLERK OF COURT
RHODA GOODWIN,
DEPUTY CLERK
If you are a person with dis-
Sabilty who needs any accom-
modation In order to partici-
pate In this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certdan ass-
tance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at (904) 548-
4600 press 0, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or Immediately
upon receiving this notifica-
tion If the time before the
Scheduled appearance is les
than 7 days; if you are hearing
or voice Impaired, cdl 711.
2t 09-26-2012 & 10.03-10-17-
2012
0907

NOTICE OF APPUCATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
BLUE SPRINGS INC
The holder of the following
certficate(s) has filed said cer-
tificate(s) for atax deed to be
Issued thereonThe certificate
numbers) and year of
issuance, the description of
,the property, and the names)
In which it Is assessed ore as
follows:
Flle'Number: 2012-032-TD
Certificate Number: 276
Parcel Number:
13-2N-24-0212-0017-0000
Year of Issuance: 2006
Description of Property: LOT 17
R78732 IN OR 680 PG 1304
CALUAHAN PINES PB 6/285286
NOTE: EXCLUDES MOBILE
HOME (R78732): VACANT
PROPERTY
Assessed To: JOHNNY
LAWSON WLLA I LAWSON
All of the above property is
'located in Nassau County, in
the State of Florida
Unless such certificate()
shdlbe redeemed according
to low, the property described
In such certificate or certifi-
cates wll be sold to the
Highest Bidder at the MAIN
ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU
-COUNTY JUDICIAL ANNEX,
76347 VETERANS WAY, YULEE,
FL on the 31dayofOctober
2012, between the hours of
1100 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The
Clerkof Cour's Office Policy Is
to hold the sade at 11:30 am.
JOHNA.CRAWFORD
NASSAU COUNTY
CERK OF COURT
RHODA GOODWIN.
DEPUTY CLERK
I you area person with dis-
dbtly who needs ay accom-
modation in order to partki
pate In this proceeding, you
are entitled at no cost to you
tothe provton ofcertain ase-
tonce. Please contact the
ADA Coordinatorat(904)648-
4600 press 0, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearanoe, or immediately
upon recoin this notifico-
tlon if the tim4 before the
scheduled appearance isles
than 7 days you ae hearing
or voice knpairedo cel 711.
2t 09-26-2012 & 1-03-10-17-
2012
0908
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 41T JUDICIALCIRCUIT
( INAND FOR
NASSAU COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASENO.46-2012-CA-
000400
WELLS FARGO BANK. NA AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTFICATE-
HOLDERS OF PARK PLACE
SECURITIES, INC.. ASSETT-
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TFICATESSERES 2004-MCW1
Plaintl
vs.
KENNETH M. MUH, et d.
DefendanoI(
NOTICE OF ACTION-FORE-
CLOSURE PROCEEDINGS
TO TRACI NOOLE MUHS,
Including any unknown
spouse of the Defendant, If
remarried and if sold
Defendant is dead, his/her
respective unknown spouse,
heirs. devsees, ,grantees.
assignees, creditors lien hold-
ers, and trust. and another
persons ldaing by through,
under or agdins the named
Defendant; and the afore-
mentioned named Defendant
as may be inants, incompe-
tents, or otherwise not su jurts.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTED
that on action to foreclosure a
mortgage on the following
described property to-wit:
Al that certain piece or
parcel or land. lying and being
a portion of section 44
-Township 2 North, range 28
East, Nassau County, Rorld~c
being those lands described
In Official Records Book 1077.
Pages 188 and 189, Public
Records of Nassau County,
Rorida
More commonly known as
4141 Tyson Road, Ferandina
Beach. FL 32034
This action has been fled
against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defense, f any, to
It on Plaintiff's attorney,
Weltman. Weinberg & Reis Co.
LPA whose address is 650 West
Cypress Road, Suite 550, Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33309, on or
before 30 days after date of
first publication, which Is
November 2.2012. and fie the
original with the Clerk of the
Circuit Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
Immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default wll be
entered against you for the
relief demanded In the
Complaint.
Witness my hand gnd sedan
of this Court on the 17" day of
September, 2012.


John A. Crawford, Clerk
Nassau County, Florida
By: /s/ Arielle Wilson
Deputy Clerk
Weltman, Welnberg &
Rels Co., LPA
Attorney for Plaintiff
660 West Cypress Road,
Suite 650
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone No.: 964-740-6200
Facsimile: 954-740-6290
Published In:THE NEWS LEADER
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation In order to
participate In this proceeding,
you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at ortin-
trp@coJ.net or (904) 630-2564
at least 7 days before your
scheduled court appearance,
or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification If the time
before the scheduled appear-
ance I less than 7 days If you
ore hearing or voice mpaired,
cdl 711,
2t09-26-2012 & 10-03-2012
0910

REZONING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that on Tuesdy, the 16th aay
of October 2012, at 7:00 PM.
the Planning and Zoning
Board of Nassau County will ,
hold a public hearing at the
Commission Chambers, James
S, Page Governmental
Complex 96136 Nassau Place,
YLee, Florida 32097 to consid-
er application No.R12.009 for.
rezoning. Also, be It known
that on Monday, the 26th of
day of November 2012at 7:00
RM., the Board of County
Commissioners of Nassau
County wil hld a public hear-
Ing on thesdd application for
Rezonlng No.R12-009, at the
CommisslionChambe Jamames
S, Page Complex location
concerning the following
described property in Nasau
County.
Location for the above
Described propertyls: On the
northeastern corner of AIA
and Gene Lsserre Boulevard,
tar parcels d 37-2N-27-0000-
0001.0140 and 37-2N-27-0000-
0001-0160.
R12009 proposesto rezone
approximately 9.9 acres from
Industrial Warehouse to
Commecid Intensive.
SThs application is fledaby:
The Commercial Range at
Amelia, LLC, owner and
Glette and Associates, Inc.,
agent.
Al. interested parties are
Invited to attend the public
hearings and to be heard.
Copies of the Applcation and
supporting Information are
valuable for Inspection Inthe
office of the Nasau County
Growth Managemert Depot-
ment, 96161 Nassau Place,
Yulee, FL 32097. Comments
maydaso be directed n wrflng
to the Growh Management
Department,emaledto agre-
goryonassoucountyll.com, or
received by'telephone at
(904) 491-7328. Al comments
will become a part of the
record in this matter.
This hearing wl be con-
ducted as a quas-Judicid
hearing.
Persons with disabllties
requiring acommodaooonsin
order to participate Inthis pro-
gram or activity should con-
tact the Growlh Management
Department (904)491-7328. or
Rorad Relay Service (1iO-
96658771) at least twenty-our
(24) hours In advance to
request such accommoda-
1ion.
THE PUBUC IS INVITED O BE
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A '
PERSON WISHES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, AGENCY OR COM-
MISSONWITH RESPECTTOANY
MATTER CONSDEREDATSUCH
MIEENGOR HEARING,HE WIL
NEED RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDNGSANDFOR THAT PUR-r
POSE. MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT AVERBAIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDESTHE
STESTIMQNY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TO BE BASED.
The Planning and Zoning
Board may continue hearing
on this matter.
PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD OF NASSAU COUNTY
FLORIDA
IslThomas Ford
Its: Chrman
2t 09-26-2012 & 1003-2012
0911

NOTICE OF SMALL-SCALE
AMENDMENT
NOTICE,IS HEREBY GIVEN
that on Tuesday, the 16th day
October 2012 at 7:00 p.m., the
Planning and Zoning Board of
Nassau County wil hold a
public hearing at the
Commission Chambers,James
S. Page Governmental
Complex 96135 Nasau Plce,
Yuee, Florida 32097; to con-
sider an amendment to the
Nassau County
Comprehensive Plan Future
Land Use Map (FLUM). No.
CPA12-008. Also be It known
that on Monday, the 261h day
of November 2012, at 7:00
p.m., the Board of County
Commissioners of Nassau.
County wI hold a public hear-
ing on the sold petition for an
amendment to the Nassau
County Comprehensive Plan -
Future Land Use Map (FLUM),
application No.CPA12-008 at
the Commission Chambers,
JamesS. Page Complex loca-
tion concerning the following
described property In Nassau
County.
The street address and/or
location for the above
described property Is: On the
northeastern corner of A1A
and Gene Lasserre Boulevard,
tax parcels # 37-2N-27.0000-


0001-0140,and 37-2N-27-0000-
0001-0160,
This application flied by:
The Commercial Range at
Amelia, LLC, owner and
Gillette and Associates, Inc.
agent,
This property Is classified on
the FUM as Industral and a
change Is requested to
Commercial on approximate-
ly 9,9 acres,
All interested parties are
invited to attend the public
hearing,and to be heard,
Copies of the Application and
supporting Information are
available for Inspection In the
office of the Nassau County
Growth Management
Department, 96161 Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097,
Comments may also be
directed In writing to the
Growth Management
Department, emalled to agre-
gory@nassaucountyfl.com, or
received by telephone at
(904) 491-7328, All comments
will.become a part of the
record In this smatter.
Persons with disabilities
requiring accommodations in
.order to participate In this pro-
gram or activity should cor-
'tact 491-3606 at least twenty-
four (24) hours In advance to
request such accommoda-
tion.
THE PUBUC IS INVITED TO BE
PRESENT AND BE HEARD. IF A
PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD, AGENCY OR COM-
MISSION WITH RESPECTTO ANY
MATTER CONSIDEREDATSUCH
MEETING OR HEARING, HEWILL
NEED A RECORD TO ENSURE
THAT AVERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLDESTHE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TOBE BASED.
The Board of County
Commissioners may continue
hearings on this matter,
Chdrman Ford
Nassau County Planning &
Zoning Board
Nassau County, Florida
Al persons Interested are
notified to be present and
they wll be heard at the pub-
lic hearing before the Board of
County commissionerss as
herein above stated.
John Crowford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Nasau County, Forda
2t 09-26-2012 & 10-3-2012
0912 /
NOTICE OF PUBUJC SALE
BILS TOWING gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and
Intent tosel these vehiceson
10/09/2012 8:30 am at 425 S
8TH ST FERNANDINA FL 32034-
3609, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes.
BILL'S TOWING reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and/or dl bids.
1FMZU64E01ZA45663 2001
FORD
it 09-26-2012
0909
IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Rie No. 12-191-CP
DMlsvl*a A
IN RE: ESTATE OF OSCAR
JOHN MARTIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of OSCAR JOHN MAR$
TIN A/K/A OCAR J. MARTIN
deceased, whose date of
death was Juy 26, 2012 Fie
Number 12-191-CBis pending
In the Circuit Courtfor Nassau
County, Florida Probate
D' Divonr'the address of which
is 76347 Veterars Way, Yulee,
Rorida 32097.The names and
addreessof the personal rep-
resentative and the person
representative's attorney are
set forthbelow
Al creditors of the dece-
dentand other persons having
iolms or demands against
decent's estate, on whom
a copy of this notice Is
requiredto be served mustfle
their claims with'this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
Al other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having dlams or demands
against decedent's estate
must fie their claims with this
courtWITHIN3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBU-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
S NOTICE OFSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the undersigned Intends to sel
the personal property describ-
ed below at public sale by
competitive bddng on Friday
the 5th day of October 2012
at 10:00 am on the premises'
where tld property has been
stored and which are locat-
.ed at Brldgeview Self Storage
474431 East State Road 200
Fernandlha Beach, FL 32034
Nassau County the following:
Name: Jenett Brown
Unit #: 1076
Contents: HHG.Etc.
Name: Rodne Stubbs
Unit#: 1248
Contents HHG, Etc.
Name: Usa Knippenberg
Unit #: 1045
Contents: HHG, Etc.
Purchases must be paid for at
the time of purchase by cash
only. A cleaning deposit will
be taken. Dated this
09/19/2012 and 09/26/2012
2t09-19-26-2012
0903

THE DEADLINE TO PLACE A
LEGAL NOTICE IN THE
NEWS-LEADER IS AT
NOON ON FRIDAY


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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 WorkWanted 403 Finarinal-Home/PmpertL 606 Phco Equlpmant & ,nal f61 Business Equipment. 800 REAL ESTATE 813 InvestmentProperly 858 Condos-Unfurnished
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2009 SUNRISE DR. Fri 9/28 & Sat
9/29, Bam-noon. Fishing gear, books,
bookcase,, clothing, crib, bike, aquar-
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stuff.
FOR SALE 6.5 acres with 48R/2 full
baths on Lofton Creek $160,000 price
neg. 1.5 acres land in Nassauville
$60,000 price neg, Brick, home on
marshfront $175,000 price neg. Also,
2- 12' fiberglass.boats w/trailers $500/
ea., 1X5 utility trailer $1000. 2007
Arctc Cat 650 $10,000/OBO. 10X6
military trailer $950: 2001 Suzuki
800c' shaft driven only 23,000 mi
$ /060/OBO. 16' utility trailer
homemade $1200/OBO 1954 stepslde -
:new V8AT $6500/OBO, 14' aluminum
boat w/trailer $800/080. 1985
cbPvette w/ Ferrari body $10,500/OBO
14' Aluminum Craft w/traller
$1200/OBO. 1973 3/4 ton Chevy
w/camper $1200/OBO. 2005 Trojan
tractor w/front end loader & all
attachments $10,000. For more info

CHURCH YARD SALE Sat. 9/29;
Sam-noon. Comer of 8th & Ash. Misc.
'household items.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat.
9/29, 8am-12pm. 2704 Robert Oliver
Ave.

SAT. 9/29, 7AM Meadowridge C. In
Mepaowfleld Bluff subd. off AlA, Yulee.
Grls:clothes 7/8 thru 14/16, ladles
*plu4,-men's ,XL Children's books, toys,
DVDs. Misc items for every room, 2
treadmills, lawn mower, much more!
BIG YARD SALE 86281 Timberidge
St., Yulee. For 3 weeks starting Fri.
9/28& Sat. 9/29, 9am-5pm.
MOVING SALE 96215 Palm Bluff Dr.
Al items for sale will be sold.
Computer desk, 2 computers, scanner,
bicycle, fishing gear, 2 sets of golf
clubs (lis & hers), some antique items,
Franklin model cars, Ball blue glass
canning jars, patio 'set, 2 white wicker
porch chairs, much more too
numerous to list. Fri. & Sat., 8-4.
Sun., 8-12.
4 FAMILIES Fri. & Sat., 8am-?
96073 Conner Ln. Take AIA to
Blackrock Rd., follow pink signs. Baby
Items, dishes, toys, too much to list
FRI., SAT., & SUN. 8am-? Tools,
cutting torches, too much to list. 1320
Elm St., off of 14th St. (904)415-6077
or 261-5098, Fred Long.


HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat. 9/29,
Bam-noon. Furniture, books, home-
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MOVING SALE Sat. 9/29, 8am-2pm,
1397 Harrison Point T'fall, Amelia Island,
Plantation Point neighborhood. Furniture,
framed pictures, household goods, sofas,
mirrors & much, much more.
WATER HEATER 30 gal AO Smith
Table (counter) top style approx 8 yrs
good tonditlon $100. Wicker love seat
$50. 261-7849
SOLD WOOD FLATWARE SILVER
CHEST 1 drawer tarnish proof Inside
covering. $100 or make an offer.
(904)261-7535

611 Home Furnishings
ARMOIRE Center door with mirror,
bottom drawer, shelves $1,100.
Synthetic Wicker Patio furniture 2
high back rockers with footetools, glass
top small square table, glider/bench
$600. (904)321-6737


WHOLESALE Engagement rings,
diamonds, jewelry, gifts, special
designs & made to order jewelry
masterpieces. Call now while holiday
selections are plentiful. (904)321-0907


WANTED TO BUYI EstateJewelry,
sterling silver flatware, gold, class
rings, platinum, sterling jewelry. Our
company will pay more, than any other
legitimate competitor. Call now (904)
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|804Anahiaffi
FOR SALE $127,000. 2BR/1BA. By
owner. N. 18th to 809 Stanley Dr., F.B.
(904)415-2710


Visit www.OceanfrontAmella.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.


; 855 Apartments:
'' Iutnished
AT BEACH 1BR, Incl. utils. Long
term, $225/wk, $895/mp + dep. Also
2/1 mobile home In park $165/wk,
4$675/mo. Avail now, Details 261-5034,


Waterfront Homes & Lots Call 86 Apartments
(904) 261-4066 for Information. C.H,.
Lasserre, Realtor. Unfurnished
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOME Close to
ocean, pool & tennis courts. $875/mo
+. deposit. (904)277-1818
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FSD 84042 St. *James Ct., Yulee.
1596sf, 3/2, fenced yard, tile thru-out.
$125K. Available now. 753-0517. Owner
Is a registered real estate broker.


ABSOLUTE AUCTION 754.71+/-
acres, residential & commercial PUD
development land, approved for 3,014
units plus commercial, Greensboro, NC.
10/18/12 at 2pm at Koury Convention
Center In Biltmore Room, Greensboro,
NC. Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc.
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AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities Included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
NICE 3BR/2BA SW In Yulee. Wood
kitchen cab., SS appliances. $725/mo.
Water Inc. Possible RTO. Call (904)
501-5999.
;ON ISLAND In park, clean &
remodeled 2/1 & 2/2 SWMH starting
$165 wk/$675 mo. + dep. Utilities
avail. CallFfor details (904)261-5034.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE In a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIF Included. (904)225-5577.


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FOR SALE $75,000. 3BR/1BA. By. LOOKING TO RENT A ROOM for a
owner 552 Sunset Rd., F.B., off Bailey student, near FBHS. (305)794-7506
Rd. (904)415-271d :ASAP





Countryside Apartments
1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent startin"$-650-$ 770
Mon & Wed8am pm;Fri1pm 5pm
S 1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904)'277-2103 TOO 1-800-955-8771
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1, 2&3 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $595-$735
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
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ACROSS FROM BEACH PARK -
Spacious studio, renovated full kitchen.
1229 N. Fletcher. $760/mo. Lease,
references, deposit. (904)557-1689
ACROSS FROM BEACH Newly reno-
vated, painted, & tiled. 1BR/1BA w/
bonus room for office or 2nd bedroom.
Garage, W/D, ceiling fans. $950/mo. +
$950 sec. dep. (904)277-4851
3BR/1BA LUXURY OCEANVIEW
APT. Tle throughout; central AC DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005
POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for.eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
alartmhets available. *Thls Institution
Is an equal opportunity provider, Ind
employer. TDD: 711
2BR/1BA Gum St. $600/mo. +
deposit. Service animals only. 1 yr
lease. (904)261-6047 or (904)556-
4500

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2500 First Avenue 2BRi2BA apartment
with single car prage, small deck,
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oconl SI,200/m
S3423 S. Fletcher Avenue 2BR/BA across
from the beach. Nice Deck. Furnished with
washer and dryr. 1000/mo. utilkite.
*76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723
sq.ft. 51.200 plus utsiden
BEACH COTTAGEJMONTHLY RENTAL
*2BR/IBA furished 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
$1.6501mo Indcudes mot udlities. water,
ilwer, grbag. cable and interest. Available
lae August.
VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Ocean-view 487 S. Fletcher,
Across d ve from the bekh.AJI util.wi-
iTV A phone.
3BRI 3BA ownhos in Suendper Loop
V54O/wk pius oa dang feek.
COMMERCIAL
*Twoo 00stOfficRel spaces. can Ie joined
for on4, 1.600 sq ft spac AA *"n wto
Pacock El etric S2/.q ft CAM ndTax
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10/1, Call (904)710-5884.


I860 Homes-Unfurnished 861 Vacation Rentalsi


WATERFRONT witi dock/dockhoue,
iarmn7ii r view of Amelia from Pirates
Wood, beI;ultul ook5, Newly remodeled
3:H/'/tA. $1.400. Retirement or
(ishctrman's paradise. (904)261-8287
NASSAUVILLE 3BR/1.5BA home on.
1/2 acre, 12 mo lease., $1000/mo. +
$1000 dep. New' appliances, partially
fenced In yard. No smoking. Will be
available 10/5, 521-0866 or 314-2544
A.I HOME -3B6R/2BA. 1 yr letse.
1st, last + deposit, $1200/mo; No
.smoking, Service animals only, (904)
261-6047 or (904)556-4500
tBR/3BA HOME in Amelia Natlonal.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water
views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583.
527 TARPON AVE. 3BR/2BA, Wood
burning fireplace, attached single
garage w/opener, newly renovated. No,
smoking. Service animals only.
$1200/mo. + deposit. (904)556-6860,
please leave,message.
97119 DIAMOND ST. 3/2 modular
home, Storage shed, corner lot, $950.
Nick Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.
FOR RENT By Owner 3BR/2BA,
Cartesian Point, Yulee. Fenced
backyard, deck, hot tub, $1200/rfo.
(904)753-7091' .or email:
kmurallo@bellsouth.net


105 S 15TH ST 2 Bed 1 Bath i Car
Garage New carpet/paint Lg Master
Small 2nd Bd dr Office. Lots of Closets
& storage Ex/Ig Living Room, Lg Eat-in
Kit, Cov patio, W/D hookups.
Avail 10/1 7-12 mo lease,
$950 + Security 261-7849
3BR/2BA Al home. Fenced yard, tile
floors, 2-car garage. Pets ok. $1,400/
mo. 1 yr lease. 1st, last & dep req'd.
(858)354-8221 or (503)781-0752.


GREAT DEALS THIS WEEK
+1699 S 14' St
Amelia Crossing
Class A retail 1,200 sf to
10,000 sf Cleari'space end
cap w/safe available @ $12 psf
& move In allowance

+628S8thSt
1,500 sf,great visibility- $1300/mo

+1002. 8th Street
2,400 sfauto repair shop
Lease or sale @ only 199K

4Ce across from Iowe's
Itirnkey -Lease at $1,600 mo

129 S8thSt RetlWarehouse
4 Sale @ 650K or lease @ $5 psf
NN 15,500 sf-will build to suit

We offer buyer and'
tenant representation
Please contacts for
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real estate needs to
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Broker GRI
904-556-9140
608 S. 8th St. Fernandina Beach, FL
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* 3200 S. FPecher Avenu, Unit D-I (Ocean Dmus Condominims)
1210af- 2B1R/2BA, Niely furnished condo right on tlle Bech. Ginmd
floor unit will fantastic view of tlle Atlantic. Dining in Btiing great
toomp, fireplace in ftmnily room,. carpet flooding Mlld commnmnitv pool
Available Nowl $1450
5021 Sunmmer Beach Blvd. (Summer Beach Village) 11SOmf -
2BR/20A Fully firnishbed cottger with scrcaeed4in porlc. Fireplac-in
living room. Skylightl and vaulted',cilings, water softerei full Master
bnth, dining in livinl/reat oo111. Ceramic tile in living aems, c peted
bedrooms, Cotrinunily pool overlooks thel oman. Close to the b ech and
shopping. T1canal nreponsiblr for all uilities. 1-al ga(age. Available
Mid-October ISO
* 95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) 2500+s Fully
Furnished 3BR/4BA, 3 Story Townhouse, 100 yanrt to the Ocean,
ceramic tile in living areas, cnrpelcd bedrooms and slairs. Roof top
patio with ocean views. Washer and D)ryc included. Available
Nowl $2100
SINGLE FAMILY JIQMES._N. ISLAND
* 2146 Natures Gate Court North (Natures Gate Subdivirion)
1910sf 3IBR/2.5BA Fullt Mastel Ihlll, finnm-l dining nrea nad atl-
in kitclcn, carpet and vinyl flooding, vaulted ceilings, private
yail/cout tyardl and pltio/desk. Washer/dlyer nnd lawn canr include.
ed. Wood forcing and 2-car garage. Available November 1st
$1450
S 18 Harrison Creek (Amelia Island Plantation) 11,000sf -
58iR/6BA Gorgeous home on The Planation. Home has 5 bedrooms, 5
bathrooms, plus 2 halfbhathI and 4-car garage. Pool, outdoor fireplace,
patio living area, boat dock with lift. Professionll kitchen, gmnite coun-
tertops, oversized nlandry downstairs, plus second Imatdry room otn
second floor. Master luedrooni on main level. T'lre bedroom suites,
plus ree room and study on second floor. Private in-law suite great for
guests. $8100


9005(904) 261-401
207S Fletcher Ave. |


SN. FLETCHER AVE. 2BR1BA
upstairs duplex close to beach. 900
sq.ft. $975/no. incl. water & garbage.
Available Now,
* GRASSY PARKE DRIVE -
3BR/2BA home with pool at Flora
Park. 2 car garage, 1.600 sq.ft,
$1.550/no. incl. yard & pool mainat
Available 10/1/12
.*SPRING MEADOW AVENUE -
3BR/W2A home in Yulee.l. car garage.
1.300 sq.ft. 5995/mo. Available Now.
.*OCEAN AVENUE 28R/IBA basic
beach house. 950sq.ft. 5750/mo.
Available NOW.
.. BERMUDA DRIVE 4BR/3BA
houe in Amelia National. 3 car garage.
2.60()SQ.I. COMMUNITYY POOL.
S1,6U/MO. AVAILABLE 10/1/12.
SOUTH IOTH STREET -
3BR/2BA home in Historic District.


I1.400 sq.ft. S1.075/mo. Available
1(1/12, .


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OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA,
Call (904)261-4066, CH. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
VACATION CHALET in N. Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful,
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.



EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office
space from 100 sq. ft, to 2,000 sq. ft,
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For Info call
(904)753-4179.
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-15000s.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance, (904)557-5644



1-CAR GARAGE Secure, In Amelia
Lakes Condos. $100/mo. Call (904)
556-9581.





JEEP WRAMNGLER 1989, original,
unrestored, excellent condition.
$10,000 or best offer. Locally
appraised. (904)753-9049
2002 FORD SPORT TRAC 116,000
miles. Exc condition. Cold air, leather
Interior, 4 wheel drive, tonneau cover,
tow pkg, $7000/00. (904) 225-0626


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Licensed Real Estate Broker
501 Centre Street, Suite 116
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 432-7120 or
(904) 753-3574

Off Island
4 BR/2.5 BA, 2900 sq. ft.
Beautiful two story home
with hot tub located on back
screened lanai with lots of
privacy for those relaxing
evenings. Lawn maintenance
and pest control are included.
$1595 per month.

OFFICE SUITES
Located in the downtown
Historic District. 110 sq. ft. to
345 sq. ft. Office rental


includes security system,
utilities, use of common
areas conference room,
kitchen and lobby.


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(800) 699-6597 Toll Free
(904) 277-4081 Fax
1880 S. 141h St., Suite 103
Amelia Island, FL 32034


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SbNGLEYAWMIIY HOMES OFF ISLAND
* 96097 Ridgewood Circle (Lofton Pointe Subdivision) 1600sf
3BR/2BA Open floor plan with fireplace in living room. Laundry
roorn includes washer and dryer. Screened back porch overlooking
pond. Available October 1st $1295
* 86004 Cathedral Lane (Lofton Oaks Subdivision) 1483sf -
3BR/2BA, Beautiful partially fenced lot and open floor plan. New
carpet, linoleum and interior paint. Ten minutes from Amelia Island
and convenient to Jacksonville International Airport. Fireplace in
family room and 2-car garage. $1295 '
* 30476 Forest Parkc Drive (Flora Park Subdivision) 18SOaf-
3BR/2BA Conveniently located off A1A with easy access to Amelia
Island and 1-95. Ceramic tile in all living areas, granite countertops.
Master bathroom has double sinks with separate tub and shower.
Eat-in kitchen plus formal dining room. Washer/dryer included.
Fenced back yard and 2-car garage. Available November 1st $1350

CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
* 1704 Paik Avenue (Amelia Park Subdivision) 682sf- 1BR/1BA
Full kitchen and bathroom. Available October Ist $750
* 2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit #2-A (6ccan View Villas
Condominiums) 2535sf 3BR/3.5BA. Condo on second floor with
spacious and ppen floor plan, steps away from Main Beach. Master
bath with separate shower anid tub and double sinks. Ceramic tile in
living areas and carpet in bedrooms. Covered patio/deck with views
of the ocean. Available Nowl $1995
* 608 Ocean Club Court (Ocean Club Villas South) 3254sf -
4BR/4.5BA, Ocean front Condo on the Plantation with guard-gated
community. Full Master bath, kitchen island, dining in living/great
toom. ceramic tile, fireplace and community pool. $8000


Let us put your vacant property to work...
We can effectively market your property and rent to thoroughly screened tenants.
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* Meadowfleld Bluff $225,000 #56849
'Nip Galphin 277-6597
* Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502
Brad Goble 277-6597
* Schodner Landing- $70,000 Sate Harbor Lane
Nip Galphln 277-6597
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