The news-leader


Material Information

The news-leader
Uniform Title:
News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
Portion of title:
News leader
Physical Description:
Fernandina Beach News-Leader
Place of Publication:
Fernandina Beach Fla
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Fernandina Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Nassau County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Nassau -- Fernandina Beach
30.669444 x -81.461667 ( Place of Publication )


Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 124, no. 9 (Feb. 27, 1980)-

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000366799
oclc - 04377055
notis - ACA5658
lccn - sn 78002171
issn - 0163-4011
System ID:

Related Items

Preceded by:
Fernandina Beach news-leader

This item is only available as the following downloads:

Full Text


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 43 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. I I N N D D E E X X B USINESS ...................................4A C LASSIFIEDS .............................. 7B C OUR T R EPOR T .................. 10A C ROSSWORD /S UDOKU ......6B E DITORIAL ..................................7A F ISHING / T IDE S ....................... 2B L EGAL N OTICES .................................6A O B ITU ARIES ........................................... 2A P E OPLE AND P LA CE S .......... 6B P OLICE R EPORT ..................10A S PORTS ........................................................1B W E DNESDAY M A Y 28, 2014 / 20 P A GES 2 S E CTIONS S S E E A A T T U U R R T T L L E E N N E E S S T T I I N N G G S S E E A A S S O O N N 2014: 4 201 3 Ne s ts: 18 9 Hatchlin gs: 1 4,096 P P l l e e a a s s e e t t u u r r n n o o f f f f o o r r r r e e d d i i r r e e c c t t l l i i g g h h t t s s s s h h i i n n i i n n g g d d i i r r e e c c t t l l y y o o n n t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h . F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . MEMORIAL DAY $1.00 Free speech, or foul play? Letter to the editor irks county M ARY MAGUIRE News-Leader If you slap county officials, they may slap you back. The Nassau County Commission hastily called a special meeting Friday, h eld hours before the start of the holi day weekend, to refute comments made in a letter to the editor published two days earlier in the News-Leader The meeting center ed on a private citizens letter to the editor May 21. Among other criticisms, the letter writer said that a $10 million fund fort he new sherif f s administration buildi ng has dwindled by hundreds of t housands dollars and that the money was removed without the boards knowledge. s wrong, said Commission Chair Barry Holloway. We need to let people and the sheriff know that the money is in the bank. So the boar d typed its own letter w ith plans to send it to the N ews-Leader a s an open letter to the citizens of Nassau County. But Commissioner Steve Kelley would not participate, Clerk of Court John Crawford was critical and the board decided to have County Manager Ted Selby sign a letter to the editor instead. Theyr e reworking the letter, but t hey presented a one-paragraph miss ive on of ficial county letter head that says the letter writer made a false statement, and ends with this sentence: There has been no dwindling of funds. Fernandina Beach resident Michele Kling wrote the offending letter. Kling was one of the founders of the localT ea Party but left after it was co-opted b y the Republican Party in her view. S he and others formed a new group, Liber t y Dwellers, and she routinely attends county commission meetings. A question raised at Friday s meeting: What happened to free speech? Commissioner Danny Leeper said he encourages free speech, but maintains that the meeting was called to set the record straight. This could rise to criminal activity, said Leeper I think we need to respond. Commissioner W alter Jr Boatright agreed. I dont think were attacking free speech. This was done to clarify, said Boatright. I didnt think any money was misappropriated. Commissioner Pat Edwards said he was on boar d. My concern about the letter was that it was trying to shine a light on the negative, said Edwards, adding that Kling took aim at the board and missed her mark. We need to make everyone aware that we have the money I was not elected to trample on First Amendment rights, Kelley said. Ar e we going to star t having special meetings any time we get offended? Folks, I cant just participate in this, he said, and promptly left. Kelley recently made public comments claiming that the full $10 million COUNTYContinued on 3A ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader An annexation of 17.46 acres into the city at South Eighth Street and Gateway Boulevard was approved at a third and final reading last week with a 4-1 vote of the Fer nandina Beach Commission. Commissioner Pat Gass voted against, saying she wanted to hear more discussion on the matter due to legal objections by developer Ron Flick, who owns property in the annexed area. The annexation was proposed because the properties are already hooked into the city sewer system and because, accor ding to city staf f, the area has become contiguous to the city The annexed area includes the Gateway to Amelia retail/office center, a Florida Public Utilities substation, r estaurants and a gas station. The Somerset residential units, which were originally part of the annexation, were removed because its sewer system is not connected to the city and because the Somerset annexation agr eement was never recorded by the city, according to citys taff. F lick said at the May 20 meeting, as he has at several pr evious discus sions on the annexation, that he was for ced to pay $300,000 for a private sewer system for the ar ea in 2001 because the city denied him a hookup to the city sewer at that time. When the private sewer system failed, Flick says he was forced to sign a voluntary annexation agreement in or der to hook into city sewer services. Flick has also objected to the annexation because city property owners pay substantially more taxes than those in the county, and has ar gued that the tax incr e ase will affect his property values. M olly Garrett, attorney for Flick, h as argued that the annexation was not voluntar y because the pr esent property owners did not sign annexation agr eements, because the annex ation cr eates an enclave, and because the contiguous border is not substantial enough, among other arguments that have been disputed by City Attorney Tammi Bach. Charlie Monroe, owner of Digital V illage in the Gateway shopping center, said at the meeting that it was his understanding the private s ewer pipeline, installed at property owners expense, belonged to the property owners who were using it. I think we should step back and take a look at this, and see if we can get some documents tur ned over, M onr oe said. Id like to see this ( annexation) extended 60 to 90 days. A ccording Bach, all property owners are required to sign an annexation agreement once they hook into the city s sewer system. The city s Planning Advisor y Board approved the annexation and a zoning change to General Commercial Land Use for the parcel on March 12. County residents who use the city s water utility have been char ged a 25 percent surcharge since 2002, when the city pur chased the water utility The sur charge is dropped once a pr operty is annexed into the city, but city property taxes are additional to the countys. Ci ty gives final OK to annexation PHOTOS BY MICHAEL LEARY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER F aces in the cr o wd in downtown Fer nandina Beach wher e Memorial Day was obser ved Monday at the foot of Centr e Street as America r e member e d its war dead acr oss the land. T he annex ed area includes the Gateway to Amelia retail/office center, an FPU substation, r estaurants and a gas station. ANGELA DAUGHTRY N e w s-Leader Accor ding to City Attor ney Tammi Bach, the city has hired local attorney and city lobbyist Buddy Jacobs to assist in an appeal to the Florida Supreme Court in a bond validation case related to an impact-fee lawsuit against the city. The hiring of Jacobs did not go before a noticed city meeting for commission approval because the city manager and city attorney have authority up to $20,000 to hir e attor neys without commission approval, Bach said in an email Friday. Accor ding to Bach, Jacobs will be working with Jacksonville law firm Br yant, Miller, Olive, which specializes in municipal litigation. Buddy Jacobs has extensive experience arguing cases before the Florida Supr eme Cour t, and the city hired him for his expertise in this appellate court, Bach wrote. Jacobs will be working in pr eparation for oral arguments which have not yet been scheduled by the court, Bach wr ote, and will be paid a flat fee of $10,000. The city has contracted lobbying services with Jacobs since 2008, at a salary not to exceed $67,500 annually. Jacobs also receives up to $10,000 annually for travel, lodging and pr o duction expenses. The city of Fernandina Beach filed a notice earlier in the year to appeal to the Supreme Court of Florida a final judgment against the city in the bond validation case. The lawsuit was initi ated by the city against the state of Florida and par ties of the city bond issuance. Judge Brian Davis ruled against Jacobs to assist city in appeal JACOBSContinued on 3A


Nassau NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) pr o vides the following services to Nassau County r esidents free of charge: Weekly support groups to individuals with a mental health diagnosis at the Council on Aging Building. The weekly meetings are held each Friday at 11 a.m. at 1367 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach. The meetings ar e facilitated by two psychiatric nurses, Monthly business/advocacy meeting on the thir d Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The monthly meetings are held at the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, 1303 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach. Monthly support group for family members/friends/caretakers/loved ones of an indi vidual with a mental illness. These meeting are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at St. Peters Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. The address is 801 Atlantic A ve., Fer nandina Beach. A telephone helpline at 277-1886 Feel free to call Nassau NAMI at 277-1886, email to m, write to P.O. Box 16712, Fernandina Beach, Fl 32035, visit nassau.nami.or g and check them out on FaceBook. Georgia V. Abel G eorgia V. Georgie Abel, age 79, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2014 at the Morris Center for Caring in Jacksonville, FL. Born to Floyd Melton and Bertha Dryden Melton on September 3, 1934, she was one of eleven children, Albert, Henry, Jessie and Robert M elton (deceasedy Emmer (Irafin, Nancy (Robert) Lane, both of B aptist Village of Waycross, Ga., Mattie (Buddy Aldridge of Kingsland, Ga., Louise (Oliver of Callahan, FL, and Rosa Lee Melton of Hoboken, Ga. (deceased She was a loving wife to William Mason Abel (deceasedful mother to Darlene Wolfe Chastain of F ernandina Beach, FL, Debra Darlington Willis of Yulee, FL ( deceased), Edward Stephen Darlington of Fernandina Beach, FL, William Vance (Christina, TX, and Judy (Robert) Tiner of Fernandina, FL. She was just Granny. Her grandsons were Michael Shawn Chastain of F ernandina Beach, FL, Chad Stuart (Shelly Jaynes of Fernandina Beach, FL, Amanda ( Stephen) Young of Lakeland, FL, and Brian (Robininer of Savannah, GA, eleven greatgrandchildren, niece and nephews and loving children to whom she opened her heart, arms and home. She loved her LORD and SAVIOR and enjoyed being an active member of Five Points Baptist Church. She leaves a legacy of her love for cooking and of family and friends; most of all her love of JESUS and her faith that she passed to all who knew her. Funeral services were at 11:00 am on T uesday, May 27, 2014 at Five Points Baptist C hurch with Brother Alvin Wiley HIckox and R everend Frank Camarotti, officiating. Her family received friends on Tuesday, at the chur c h, from 10:00 am until the hour of service. Mrs. Abel was laid to rest in Lawnwood Cemetery, Kingsland, GA. Please make donations to Community Hospice for the excellent way they made things e asier and provided comfort for the patients and t heir loved ones. Please share her Life Legacy at www.oxleyhear d .com. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors Dennis E Eisenhauer D ennis E. Eisenhauer, 61, of Manheim passed a way on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Hospital o f the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Born in Fort Indiantown Gap on January 20, 1953, he was the son of W i lliam and Jean Kner r Eisenhauer. Dennis worked for PPL as an electrician. He was member of the Navy Club and enjoyed mountain biking, fishing and was a mem ber of Elstonville Gun Club. He attended the C alvary Chapel in Lebanon. A lthough residing in P ennsylvania at the time of his death, he lived in Yulee, FL for 21 years. After graduating fr o m Cedar Crest High School in 1971 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy He is sur vived by sisters S haron, wife of Carmen Ciccone of Lebanon, J oni, wife of Kevin Raynor of San Antonio, TX, M ichelle, wife of Steve Peters of Lebanon, and m any nieces and nephews. He is pr o ceeded in death by a son, Mitchell Lee Eisenhauer. _Funeral ser vices wer e held on Thursday May 29, 2014 at 10 am from the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Rte 72 & Camp Meeting Road, Jonestown. Inter ment was at the Indiantown Gap National Cemeter y Annville. V isitation was one hour prior to the ser vice at the f uneral home. Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory Jonestown, Pa. Mayon F. Johnson Mr Mayon F Johnson, age 94, of Fernandina Beach, FL, formerly of Rome, GA, and Ocean Springs, MS, passed away on Saturday evening, May 24, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach, FL. Born in Philadelphia, MS, he was the eldest of two childr en and the only son bor n to the late James Warren Johnson and Sally McNair Johnson. Growing up, he was raised on a family far m in Northeast MS. As a teenager, he left school and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC Ocean Springs, MS. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served until being honorably discharged in 1945. Upon being discharged, he r eturned home to Ocean Springs and worked on the family milk route before joining the U.S. Postal Services as a part-time Rural Route Carrier. Mr. Johnson remained with the Postal Service until retiring in the early 1980s as Post Master for Ocean Springs. In the early 1990s, he and his wife moved to Rome, Georgia to be near his daughter. In 2002, his wife, Mary A lice McEwen Johnson, who had served as the Director of the Head Start Program in Biloxi, MS, passed away. Since 2010, he has made Fernandina Beach his home. Mr. Johnson enjoyed the game of golf and especially loved diagnosing mechanical mishaps and failures and repairing anything that was broken. He was a Lifetime and Gold Circle member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ocean S prings, where he had served as Post Commander. He is preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Mary Alice McEwen Johnson, whose family had lived in Ocean Springs, MS, for three generations. Also preceding him in death are his sister, Waudine Johnson, a niece, Cathleen Mannheimer, and other extended family members. M r. Johnson leaves behind, his daughter, Meighan G. Johnson, PhD, Fernandina Beach, FL; nephews, Don McEwen, Lucius McEwen, Mark McEwen, Danny Ramacciotti; and nieces, Claire McEwen, Renee McEwen and Ramona R amacciotti. F uneral services were at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, M ay 27, 2014 from the graveside in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, Rome, GA, where he was laid to rest beside his wife. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Community Hospice of Nor theast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. P lease share his Life Legacy at www.oxleyh Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mary Pauline Odom Mar y Pauline Odom, 81, of Y ulee passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 20, 2014 at St. V incent s Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL. M rs. Odom was born March 11, 1933 in Adel, G A, the daughter of Edward F. and Winnie B ennett. She moved to Y u lee in 1972 from Jacksonville, FL. She was an amazing mother and grandmother who thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchil dr en. She was well loved by all who knew her. Mrs. Odom was pr ede c eased by her husband, Duriell S Odom; a grandson, Michael D avid Odom; two brothers, R. J. Bennett and W. M. Bennett; and a sister Nadine Mullis. Sur vivors include a daughter Shar o n Jones of Y ulee, FL; one son, Michael Odom (Valerie), also of Yulee; a brother, Thomas Bennett and his wife, Mar y Nell; a sister in law Mar y Lena Bennett; four grandchildr en, W endy Fr eeman, S cott Jones, Britany Odom and Andy Baker; and f our great-grandchildren, Alexis, Skylee, Rylee and Aubree. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Satur day May 31, at Community Baptist Chur c h in Yulee with Rev. Hartford Peeples officiating. For more information and to sign Mrs. Odom s online r egister book please visit the Gr een Pine website at www .gr eenpinefuneral. c om. G reen Pine Funeral Home DEA TH NO TICES Mr. John B. Casillas, 90, Fernandina Beach, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors M rs. Elizabeth Craft, 9 4, Fernandina Beach, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mr Douglas Clark Dean, 88, Fer nandina Beach, died on Friday, May 23, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Linda Baerbel Menkel Har ris, 72, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A Mass will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 29. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mr. Charles E. Stengle, 80, Fernandina Beach, died on W ednesday May 21, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors 2A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK O BITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader, 511 Ash Street, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-900) ISSN# 0163-4011. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. The News-Leader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE T O ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly, the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher. The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify, edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the gen eral standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . $69.99 N NO O B B L L E EM MO O N N U U M M E E N N T TC CO O M M P P A A N N Y Y, I IN N C C. .277-449914t h h& & A A t t l l a a n n t t i i c c v v i i s s i i t t n n o o b b l l e e m m o o n n u u m m e en n t t . c c o o m m N A MI of fer s free services 9 tips to reach activity goals MEG MCALPINE News-Leader Nearly seven out of 10 Americans dont get enough physical activity. Being inact ive is morecommon among w omen than men, among o lder adults, and among African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos than Caucasians. Physical inactivity is a risk factor for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Physical activity does not n eed to be strenuous to bring h ealth benefits. Whether it is a str u ctur ed exer cise pr o gram or just part of your daily routine, all exercise adds up to better health. Below are some tips for reaching your physical activity goals. I f you have not been a ctive for a long time, are o ver w eight, have a high risk of cor o nar y hear t disease or some other long-term health problem, see your doctor for medical evaluation before beginning a physical activity pr ogram. Dont overdo it. Perf or m low to moderate-level p hysical activities that get your hear t rate up, especial ly at first. These aer o bic activities (e.g., brisk walking, jumping rope, stair climbing, jogging or danc ing) build endurance and b urn calories. Slowly incr ease the d uration and intensity of your exer c ise as you become fit. Over time, work up to 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity, at least five days a week. If you can t dedicate a full 30 minutes to exercise, br eak your physical activity into three 10-minute intervals. Choose activities that are fun, not exhausting. Try using music to keep you motivated and entertained. Add variety. Try not to rely too much on one activity Find several that you enjoy. That way, exercise will never seem boring or routine. Wear comfortable, properly fitted footwear and clothing that is appropriate for the weather and the kind of physical activity you choose. Find a convenient time and a safe place to get active.T r y to make it a habit, but be flexible. If you miss an opportunity, work physical activity into your day another way. Try wearing a pedometer which measur es the dis tance you travel on foot. Set a long-ter m goal of 10,000 steps a day or about five miles. Monitor your average number of steps each day and then add several hundred more steps a day each week until you reach your goal. Share your physical activity time with others. Make a date with a family member friend or co-worker to walk or ride bikes. Be an active role model for your children. Keep a record of your physical activities and r ewar d yourself. Nothing motivates like success. Meg McAlpine is an agent with the UF/IF AS Nassau County Extension Service. Contact her at 491-7340 for mor e infor mation or to join the Walk with Me program, held w eekly in Fer nandina Beach and Y ulee. W W a a l l k k w w i i t t h h M M e e The University of Florida Extension Service, in partnership with the Nassau County Health Department and the American Heart Association, is offering w alking sites two days a week. You do not need to walk alone. Walk with Me is designed to have people to walk with. It is a great way to get out and meet new people while improving your health. W alkers of all ages and levels are welcome. Just show up with comfortable shoes and clothing. For more information contact UF/Nassau County Extension Agent Meg McAlpine at 4917340. V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Drop in Center is looking for volunteers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays ( 9 a.m.-1 p.m.). The center serves people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk for homelessness. Services include showers and laundry facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer use, and assistance in acquiring needed documents a nd referrals to local providers. The center is located at the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ at the corner of 14th and Jasmine streets. To volunteer or request further information, contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p Mom, me Playgroup for moms and infants-preschoolers meets every Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Noahs P lace is open from 9 a.m.noon for moms to gather, socialize and network while children grow and learn through play and interaction. A ll are welcome. If you have q uestions, call the church o ffice at 261-3837 or visit M M o o b b i i l l e e p p a a n n t t r r y y Barnabas Center announces mobile food p antries as part of the H unger Coalition of Nassau C ounty and Nourishment Networks collaborative effort to distribute fresh food in Nassau County each month. Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The next distributionw ill take place on May 29 at t he Peck Center, 516 South 1 0th St., Fer n andina Beach. M M e e a a t t l l o o a a f f d d i i n n n n e e r r s s VFW Post 4351 will host a Meatloaf Dinner May 30 at 5:30 p.m. for an $8 donation. Dinner will include meatloaf,m ashed potatoes, gravy and v egetable. Karaoke to follow a t 7 p.m. For infor m ation call 432-8791. Y Y a a r r d d s s a a l l e e Rain Humane Society will host a yard sale May 30 and 31 fr om 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 85576 Haddock Road, Yulee. A ll proceeds will go to supp or t the animals and pr o grams of RAIN. T o sponsor a yard sale or donate items for an upcoming yar d sale or the Thrift Shop, call 556-1176 or 403-3422 and leave voice/text message, or email K K i i d d s s f f i i s s h h i i n n g g c c l l i i n n i i c c For t Clinch State Park offers a free Kids Fishing Clinic on May 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids will lear n knot tying, fishing ethics, tackle, habitat, casting and more. The clinic is open to children a ges five to 15 and will be held on the Atlantic Fishing Pier at Fort Clinch State Park. During the event, 500 kids will take home their own rod and reel combo. A free hot dog lunch is provided to every participant. Bring your family to enjoy a fun day of saltwater fishing. For details, visit or call 277-7274. F F i i s s h h f f r r y y The Northeast Chapter of the Nam Knights will host a fish fry at the VFW Post 4351 on May 31 fr om 2-5 p.m. for an $8 donation. Dinner will include fish, coleslaw fries and hushpup pies. For information call 432-8791. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. June 2. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. May 31 and June 14. For information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 476-2037 or V isit D D r r i i v v i i n n g g c c l l a a s s s s An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held June 2 and 3 at First Presbyterian Chur ch in downtown Fernandina Beach. Class will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Jim Thomas Hall, 9 Sixth St. Call 261-3837 to r egister Class size is limited. N N A A M M I I m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The Nassau County affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will host a public meeting for all businesses, agencies and i ndividuals that provide services to Nassau County resid ents with a mental health diagnosis, on June 5 at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, 1 303 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach. The purpose of them eeting is to identify ways to improve mental health servi ces in Nassau County. Refreshments will be provided. Call 277-1886 or email NassauNAMIFlorida@gmail. com for more information. D D u u p p l l i i c c a a t t e e b b r r i i d d g g e e F ernandina Beach Duplicate Bridge Club meets e very Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the MLK Center, 1200 Elm St. Games are over by 1 p.m. and are open to anyone. C omputer scoring, round clock timer and all the goodi es are present; play with fun people. Contact Fred Stokes a t (912e information. Game fee is $7. Visit Fernandina. N N e e t t w w o o r r k k i i n n g g l l u u n n c c h h Whether you have a business or an organization to promote, are hiring new employees or looking for a new job, have a request for v olunteers or want to volunt eer your exper tise, join the C ommunity Networking Lunch each Wednesday from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Journey Church. Bring your own lunch, network, share special events and view a short video each week r egarding integrity and faith i n the workplace. B ring business cards, flyers or resumes to share. For infor m ation contact Kar enW e rling@TeamWerlin P P a a r r k k i i n n s s o o n n s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t T he Parkinsons Disease S upport Group will meet at 7 p .m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov 20 and Dec. 18. H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d The all-volunteer Yulee I nterfaith Dinner Network n eeds the communitys help t o continue to provide hot, healthy meals to adults and childr e n experiencing hunger in our community. Just $25 provides enough meat to ser ve a hot meal to 50 people. To help, contact t he network at info@chnass, 556-2496, or send d onations to The Coalition f or the Homeless, P O. Box 16123, Fer n andina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in the memo line. W W o o m m e e n n s s g g r r o o u u p p Becoming the best you can be is the goal and thet heme of a new Womens Empowerment Group launched by Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare in Yulee. The group meets on the main campus every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. at 463142 SR 200 in Yulee. Topics for discussion include: healthy r elation ships and characteristics of unhealthy r elationships; r ec ognizing abusive r elation ships; assertiveness training; stress reduction; creating balance and more. Any woman can participate in the group, which is offered free of char ge. Y ou do not need to register to attend. For information call Star ting Point Behavioral Healthcar e at 225-8280. A A m m e e l l i i a a C C r r u u i i z z e e r r s s The Amelia Cruizers Car Club meets the secondT uesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Murrays Grille in Y ulee. Ever yone interested in vintage, hot r ods and special interest cars is invited to drop by. The club normally meets early to eat and have a drink. It also hosts a cruisein at Murrays Grille every second Satur day of the month, from 4 till about 7 p.m., wher e members show off their cars. Bring your car and join the fun. Visit and like them on Facebook. A A l l a a T T e e e e n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s s Ala-T een meetings ar e held at 34 N. Second St. ever y Saturday at 11 a.m. Trained adult facilitators are present to guide the teens through the 12-step support group. Ala-Teen helps young people learn how to deal with the effects of alcohol in their lives and families. There are no requirements, other than having a r elative or friend that drinks too much. For information contact the Alachua Club at 32 North Third St., 261-3580. W EEKLY UPDATE


for the sheriffs building is not i n the reserve account. And further, that the board did nota pprove the transfer. He maintained this position Friday. Wheres the $10 million? said Kelley. I knew nothing of this. The board never approved it. Hes right. And hes misl eading. The county realigned fundi ng in April and May to beef up its minimum fund balance. B ecause the money for the sheriffs administration building comes out of four different accounts, (including the onecent sales tax, general fund, m unicipal service fund and 365 capital project fund), looking ato ne account would not offer a complete view of the numbers, s ay budget officials. Its like having $10 in your pockets with $2 in the front pocket and $8 in your back pocket. If anyone asks how m uch money you have in your back pocket, are they right tos ay you only have $8? At the special meeting F riday, Budget Director Shanea Jones called the situation a complete misunderstanding. I had no idea someone would misinterpret this, said Jones, who is also the assistant county manager. How did it happen? Jones said she r ecently fulfilled Kelleys request for ana ccounting of the countys r eserve money. She didnt know w hy he wanted it, and shes not allowed by state statute to ask. So, she said, he might not have received the information he wanted. Im not allowed to ask what they want, said Jones. I cant c ontrol what any person, citiz en or board member does b ased on the documents they r eceive from me. K elley took the document h e received from Jones to a candidate s forum held earlier this month. Hes running for his second term. He told the crowdt he money was missing. No o ne, including Holloway, who a lso is seeking reelection and w as at the forum, challenged h im. B ut Jones did not want to sit by without comment. She takes issue with anyone blemishing her reputation. And heres what she had to say about the letter to the editor. Thats not an opinion, thats a n accusation, said Jones. C ounty Manager Ted Selby also took issue with the letter s accusations. To say the board did not k now this was going on is comp letely incorrect, said Selby. C rawford did not attend F ridays meeting. He sent a lett er with commentary. I cannot participate in your chastisement of a citizen for exer cising her First Amendment right, wrote Crawford. I cannot sign the requested a ttestation belittling this or any citizen for expressing their views. He reminded the board that it recently adopted a resolution d eclaring May 2014 as civility month. How soon you have forgotten that civility should start with you, wrote Crawford. The clerk also acknowledged that the current balance on the account is $10 million. But his letter maintained that t here were two budget transfers on the building project that w ere approved by the OMB director and county manager, and not the board. In her letter to the editor, Kling supported the clerk. Makes you think, budget office or the clerks office for a t rue accounting, wrote Kling. Holloway said such fighting i s happening because it is an election season. This is a lot political, believe me, said Holloway. Every time we have a political season we have to put out big, big fires. Holloway said the public m eeting was necessary because commissioners are not allowed t o meet one-on-one. Two people came to the meeting to protest the boards response, including Amelia Island resident Melinda Luedtke. She called the meetinga misguided effort to squash public opinion. Im very concerned. It comes very close to her First Amendment rights, said Luedtke. We still have freedom to say what we want. S he added this: I think that youre all guilty of over-reacti ng and acting somewhat immature. C ounty Attorney David Hallman asked her to clarify her comments. Can you point to specific things that lacked civility? hes aid. The tone is an angry tone, s aid Luedtke. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 NEWS News-Leader COUNTY Continued from 1A MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Nassau County Commissioners, from bottom, Barry Holloway, Pat Edwards, Walter Jr. Boatright and Danny Leeper hold a special meeting Friday to set the record straight after a citizens letter to the editor last w eek. Commissioner Steve Kelley refused to participate. Air AmeliaCome FlyWith UsCall for Reservations L essons also available Call$ 10.00 of Each Purchase is Donated t o Wounded Warriors Through Memorial Day I cannot participate in your chastisement of a citizen for exercising her First Amendment right. I cannot sign the r equested attestation belittling this or a ny citizen for expressing their views JOHN CRAWFORD, CLERK OF COURT as there any name calli ng? said Hallman. Its kind of getting scary s aid Luedtke. I think youre getting dangerously close to the e dge of First Amendment rights. Hallman continued with questions but Luedtke did not back down. Are you going to comb through the paper every week? I think youre being defensive, s he said. The board also heard from K elleys wife, Bernice Wallace, who stayed for the entire meeti ng after her husband left. Sheriff Bill Leeper also was in the audience, but did not comment. Wallace told the board, I think its ridiculous. the city in the bond validation case in Januar y because, according to the judgment, impact fees were improperly used to pay for a Florida Public Utilities pur chase in 2002. I n a separate but related class-action lawsuit, a complaint against the city alleges it ille gally collected the impact fees because it concealed the fact that the fees would not be used to expand utilities for new cus-t omers, but rather for other purp oses. T he citys insurer, Preferred Government Insurance Trust, denied coverage of the lawsuit in July 2012, citing several exclu sions in its coverage, including claims attributable to the return or improper assessment of taxes, assessments, penal-t ies, fines, fees. M or e than $700,000 in i mpact fees was refunded to city residents and businesses because, according to Bach, impact fee incr e ases in 2009 were not properly noticed to the public 90 days prior to the date they were to take effect. Litigation law firm R umberger, Kirk & Caldwell of O rlando has also been involved i n the case. JACOBS Continued from 1A Dear Editor: T he Board of County Commissioners at a Special M eeting held on May 23, 2014, directed that a letter to the edit or be sent to the editor in r esponse to a letter authorized b y a citizen that appeared in the W ednesday, May 21, 2014 edit ion of the N ews-Leader The board voted 4-0 approving this action. Commissioner Kelley left the meeting prior to the v ote. T he letter in question cont ained the allegation that ... the $ 10 million that was set a side for the sheriffs administ ration building has dwindled down by several hundred thousand and the commissioners d idnt even know about it. This statement is false. The C ounty Commission approved $10 million for this project a nd that amount remains set a side for the project. There h as been no dwindling of f unds. A ll action that was taken with regard to the funding of the sheriffs administrative building was done following Board a pproval and in accordance with t he Countys Board approved F inancial Policies. T ed Selby, C ounty Manager D avid Hallman, County Attorney Letter to the Editor: o dwindling of funds


TALLAHASSEE Florida taxpayers ar e set to pay $120 million for projects inserted into t he budget and not publicly vett ed by lawmakers next year, a ccording to the 2014 Budget Turkey Report from Florida T a xW a tch. The annual inde pendent budget r eview highlights appropriations that circumvent transpar ency and accountability standards in public budgeting. Florida TaxWatch comm ends the Legislature for creating a balanced budget that meets the needs of many of our citizens and returns money toF loridas hard-working taxpaye rs through tax cuts, but as the t axpayers watchdog, it is our responsibility to disclose each of the pr o jects that did not r e ceive adequate scr utiny during the budget process, said Dominic M. Calabr o, pr esident and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institutea nd government watchdog. The Budget Turkey label does not signify judgment of ap rojects worthiness or value. F lorida T axW atch identifies the list of Budget T u rkeys in order to promote transparency in public budgeting and encourage meaningful legislative r eview of all appropriations. It is understandable that lawmakers would like to sharet his years budget surplus with t heir local constituents thr ough member projects, said Kurt W enner, vice president for Tax Resear ch at Florida TaxWatch. However in or d er to ensure transparency during appropriations and that proper accountability standards are in place for these projects, the Legislature should establish a competitive selection process for them to receive funding. The 2014 Budget Turkeys make up less than one-quar ter of one percent of this years $77.1 billion budget, which is the lar gest in Floridas history. Gov. Rick Scott is required to sign the budget and exercise his constitutional line-item veto authority and responsibility before June 4. This TaxWatch Repor t calls for the gover nor to carefully consider the Budget T urkeys during his veto process. The Budget Turkey Report highlights projects that require additional review by the gover-n or to determine adequate n eed, said Rober t E. W eisser t, chief r e search officer and general counsel. While many of these pr ojects ser v e impor t ant local and statewide functions, maintaining the integrity of the budget process is vital to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wise-l y. I n addition to listing the Budget Turkeys, the report contains highlights fr om this years Legislative budgeting pr ocess, emphasizing the lack of trans parency during the appropriation of projects appearing on the list. Though the Legislature was fortunate to have a surplus exceeding $1 billion, it was unable to fund several budget priorities, including provisions of the 2014 House and Senate Work Plan. The report provides alter native options for the use of the $120 million, including increasing per student funding by 3.24 percent rather than 2.61 per cent, r educing the Agency for Persons With Disabilities wait list by more than 4,000 individuals and incr easing state employee salaries by more than $1,000 each. Read the report at www. With the recent pandemonium in the political arena h ere over old issues and new developments we can be grateful for one thing. At least we dont have to spend taxpayer funds to build a theater in Nassau County, because we sort of already have one. A comedy theater, that is, without walls of conf inement. To house the political theatrics. It would be difficult for even the guys who write copy for David Letterman to script these recent incidents. With that in mind, lets do our own op 10 list like Letterman, with a local jest. 1 We have to start with the most ridiculous, the most absurd. The Nassau County Commission convened a special meeting last week to respond to a letter that had appeared in the News-Leader. Commissioners not only called the impromptu meeting o ver resident Michele Klings letter to the editor, but they repeatedly referred to her by name and specifically denounced what she had writt en as erroneous (its debata ble whether her letter made f alse assertions). When other residents got u p and asked if these actions violated Klings freedom of speech, County Attorney David Hallman and several commissioners (certainly notS teve Kelley, who walked out of the meeting in protest) conf ronted these people. Have these officials forgotten that they have been elected to represent us not resent us? 2. Commissioner Jr. Boatright designed a plaque to r emind everyone how C ounty Clerk of Court John Crawford allegedly w asted tax dollars in a ludicrous dispute witha local judge. Boatright proudly brought the plaque to a c ommission meeting to display it in the chambers. You have to question these antics. And it would be improper to hang this plaque in the boardroom (by t he way, this is not a freedom of speech violation). 3. Staying with the county and Crawford rightfully spending taxpayer funds to defend himself against the judges order a dinner was held in Hallmans honor. Apparently, the judge felt that H allman admirably brought Crawfords actions to justice. So he quietly threw Hallman a party and invited his cohorts. 4. Prior to the dinner, the j udge involved in the incident h ad attended a county comm ission meeting and gave a 10-minute discourse defendi ng his actions while refuting Crawfords side of the issue. Ironically, the decision by Crawford to have an attorney represent him in the mat-t er was brought to light by Crawfords nemesis, former c ommissioner Mike Boyle. Once Boyle had informed the county commission about the dispute between Crawford and the judge, the county commission (headed at the time by Danny Leeper another C rawford foe) decided to look into it further. Dont we have more important issues before u s? 5. Dripping again with beads of irony, the county commission had voted last month to designate May as Civility Month. This emphasized that county officials should conduct themselves in a civil and courteous manner t oward the citizenry. Really now? 6. Not to be outdone or outshined, Fernandina Beach city commissioners have been deftly handling some monumental issues. The first of their paramount decisions involved dogs being brought t o restaurants not to dine, but to accompany their owners. Apparently Commissioner Johnny Miller uncovered a state law on dining with pets. Now the city will regulate this vital issue, and make restaurants obtain permission to allow dogs on their premises ( we are unsure about other pets such as cats, ferrets, birds, hamsters, salamanders, etc.). 7. If you thought the regul ation of dining with dogs was i mportant, there have been c opious discussions and debate over chickens in the c ity. Not whether chickens can accompany you as a pet to a local restaurant, but whether city residents can have them in their yards. Looks likec hicken scratch to me. 8. The biggest decision by c ity officials has been to allow an out-of-town company to place a monstrous waterslide on the grassy knoll at Main Beach. The issue has been boiling over with r esidents comments pr o and con on M illers posts on Facebook. 9. While commissioners reached such city-shattering d ecisions, they delayed action on constructing a waterfront park in downtown Fernandina Beach. This revitalization of the waterfront is actually quite important, but it has been recycled and repackaged more often than an aluminum can. And obviously overshado wed by these other weighty issues. 10. Miller has become a Facebook-friendly commissioner, it appears. He regularly comments on city issues on the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach page on Facebook, as well as on his own Facebook p age. While his attempts at openness and communication are commendable, hopefully hes not polling respondents about issues before acting on them. This is hardly a representative sampling of all Fernandina Beach residents. By the w ay, Miller has been pitching a grand old design for Main Beach that includes the construction of a wooden pier. Hmmm. Lets see, city c ommissioners have rectified t he canine and the fowl conund rums, and approved the waterslide. So they could p robably pull off the Herculean-type task of building a huge pier on the beach and into the Atlantic Ocean. Yeah, and then well start o ffering submarine rides. Buy a castoff naval sub on eBay. T hat could be good theater. Steve Nicklas is a financial advisor with a major U.S. firm who lives on Amelia Island. His financial columns appear in several newspapers. He can be r eached at 753-0236. B USINESS W E DNESDAY M A Y 28, 2014 / N E WS -L E ADER 4 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK T his year s $ 77 1 billion budg et is the lar g est in Floridas history. 802 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach Reservations Recommended 904-310-6049 On Amelia Island at the base of the A1A bridge From 11:00 am dailyWeekend breakfast from 8:00 AM960030 Gateway Blvd. 904-277-3700 Great food, Great people, Great place! Dinner:Wed.-Sat.5pm-9pm Lunch:Tues-Sat 11pm-3pmParkPlace 5472 First Coast Cannot be used with special menu, or events or other discount offers. Expires 6/4/14. 18% Gratuity will be added before the discount.LUNCH OR DINNER20%OFF Cannot be used with special menu, or events or other discount offers. Expires 6/4/14. 18% Gratuity will be added beforethe discount.SATURDAY LUNCHBUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Half price draft and glasses of wineNow Open Saturdays for Lunch 5317 S. Fletcher Ave. Suite III Fernandina Beach, FL32034 (904 Trey Spencer trey.spencer@tatumagency.comLocated in the Edwards Real Estate Office, Suite 3S ervicing Florida & GeorgiaAuto Home Commercial Life HealthIndependent Agent START YOUR OWN CLEANING BUSINESSIt's so easy!"Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Jacksonville"-B usiness JournalOUR MODEL IS PROVEN 13 years of trusted success in Jacksonville ****************************************************************** GUARANTEED CLEANING CONTRACTS AVAILABLE NOW *** FERNANDINABEACH YULEE AMELIAISLAND *** 15INVESTMENTLEVELS STARTBIG OR SMALL FREE STARTUP-EQUIPMENTPACKAGES Contact us today to schedule a business plan presentation 904-732-7270 Public hearing Aug. 20 on FPU rate increase A meeting to take public comment on a proposed inc rease in Florida Public Utility rates will be held Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina B each. The meeting is sponsored b y the Florida Public Service Commission, which sets utili ty rates for the state. FPU is asking for a total rate increase of 6.7 percent f or all customers, with an average rate increase of 4.62 perc ent for the average electrical customer. If approved by the Public Service Commission, the average resident will see a $6 i ncrease in monthly electric bills once the rate increase is f inalized next January. For more information, go t o http://www.psc.state.fl. us/ or http://www.fpuc. com/. Comedy at the commission S TEVE MARKET PLACE S teve Nicklas Budget Turkeys total $120 million Ideas to improve 8th Street asked T he city planning department is seeking citizen input through an online survey on how to improve South Eighth S treet. The survey can be f ound at www.surveymonkey. c om/s/ 8thStreetInput. According to Community D evelopment Director Adrienne Burke, the survey is part of a study of the citys corridors by a group formed in March that will become part of t he city comprehensive plan, to eventually become part of the citys Land Development Code. T he entire project is expecte d to take up to two years. M embers decided at the first meeting that they would f ocus first on evaluating South Eighth Streets many issues that have an impact as the city as its introductory corridor. Donations needed for fireworks fund D onations ar e still needed t o fund the citys annual Fourth of July fireworks display The Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach/Yulee Chamber of Commerce is acting as clearinghouse for the fire-w orks fund. T he city will pr ovide equip m ent and security for the firew orks display which will be s et off from David Cooks property at the south end of the city marina. Checks for the fireworks display can be made payable to the Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Fund, and droppedo ff or mailed to Kelleys Pest C ontr ol, 1235 South 10th St., F ernandina Beach, FL 32034. APublic Service Announcement by The News-LeaderDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER


A hiking trip through S icily offered an amazing variety of a scenery and layers and layers of history. Each spring my sister and I plan a walking trip to a new place that neither has explored. This years trip was t o the amazing island of Sicily. After two weeks of e xploring by foot we are convinced it is more a country unto itself than part of Italy. At l east that it what S icilians think. A typical day started with amazing breakfasts. Fresh l ocal fruit, pastries of all kinds baked that morning and dark rich coffee. Then boots ona nd in our van that took us to t he beginning of the days s cheduled walk. We did w alks along the rocky Mediterranean coast, thr o ugh vineyards and down winding mountain paths. Lunch might be a picnic al fresco or a restaurant specializing in local fare. Afternoons o ften brought explorations of t he towns where we stayed, i ncluding Erice, Cefalu, Siracusa and Taormina. Thr ough its 3,000 years of history Sicily has been a tr ophy for ever y conquer o r expanding their empire. And s o they came, the Greeks, R omans, Normans and S panish. Each succeeding conqueror destroyed or adapted the ar c hitectural treasures of their predecessors. Buildings and temples ar e layer ed one on top of the other V er y few places in the w orld offer such a mixture of a rchitectural style. T he island is dominated by the imposing Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. One walking day t ook us to the top at 10,000 feet. Bundled up with hats and gloves we took a lift part way up and then heavy-duty trucks delivered us to where we started our descent. We traversed down the volcano t hrough the dusty black volcanic ash. It was a desolate m oonscape like no other that I have experienced. We came down 3,000 feet leaving dusty puffs with each sliding step we took. A once in a lifetime experience. We saw amazing Greek a nd Roman ruins. Agrigento was perhaps the most amazi ng with a series of Greek temples high on a ridge and dramatically visible for miles. Charming medieval towns and villages perched high on the lush green hills looked like a tumble of caramel colo red childrens blocks. We visited many churches and museums, but we most enjoyed being outdoors and off the beaten trail. E verything grows in S icily. In the spring crops are b eing planted. Grapes and o lives thrive. Wild flowers of every shape greeted us as walked thr o ugh the rolling hills and mountains. Every meal offered up the freshest of local produce. We became addicted to the blood o ranges and cherry tomat oes. One part of the island is p lanted with acres of prickly pear cactus. An amazing sight. The pears ar e exported. Many of the large farms open themselves up to tourists and are called agritu-r imos. We spent the night at o ne that offered postcard v iews, but no hot water the night we were there. Our cameras ar e full of pictures taken in the charming little towns where we e xplored winding alleys with balconies spilling over withf lowers, gentle rolling hills of l ush growing goodness, G reek and Roman ruins and soaring cathedrals and churches. It was, indeed, a gift to learn about an island full of history and beauty and evena better gift to return to my f avorite island Amelia Island. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Designer HandbagsHobo Helen Kaminski Mary Frances Brahmin Rioni,BCBGMAXAZRIA & more! HANDBAGS JEWELRY GIFTS LOOKMOROCCO SHRINE CENTER 3800 ST. JOHNS BLUFF RD. J ACKSONVILLE, FL 32216 MAY 30TH,MAY 31ST&JUNE 1STFRIDAY & SATURDAY 10AM 6PM S UNDAY 10AM 4PM FREE ADMISSION & PARKING FOR INFO CALL 904-703-3311 GREATER JACKSONVILLE COIN CLUBSPRING COIN & C OLLECTIBLE SHOW FROM T HE PORCH Dickie Anderson Walking through history on hiking trip to Sicily S UBMITTED Dickie Anderson and her sister enjoy the history of Sicily. Spanish treasure off Amelia Island? The team at Amelia Research & Recovery, LLC, found a silver coin and other artifacts off the south end of Amelia Island on Friday during one of the preliminary dives in search of the S panish Galleon San Miguel, believed to have sunk in the area i n a hurricane in August 1715. e believe the treasure of t he San Miguel is here, but to find signs today is a great start to our season, said Captain Doug Pope in a press release. Pope, CEO of the company, leads a team of treasure hunters aboard their $3 million specially designed research and recovery vessel, the Polly-L. A rcheologist and lead diver Scott Jensen, who found the coin, suspected this was one of the prime locations to discover the San Miguel and that it would yield evidence and artifacts. The water was unusually clear today, he said. Typically, you cant see more than two feet i n front of your face, but today I could see over four feet, so I had t o jump in. You only live once and I was not passing this up, Jensen said. The recovered artifacts included a silver coin displayi ng markings consistent with Spanish coinage of the early 1 700s, certain cargo and nautical hardware from the era and o ther items. The artifacts were inspected by Billy Taylor, manager and historian of the Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, and reviewed by Amelia Research founders Pope, Jensen and Ed Gavron, company vicepresident. While the exact value of the unrecovered treasure is u ncertain, the San Miguel is acknowledged to be one of the top 10 unrecovered treasures in the world. The work of Amelia Research & Recovery is being documented for a reality show by Los Angeles TV producer Travis Cloyd. This is why I am h ere, he said.


D D o o N N o o t t C C a a l l l l I would like for everyone to know that the Do Not Call list is a waste of t axpayer money. As the law is written it is unenforceable. (State Rep. Janet Adkins has failed to be sure the state law we have does not permit randomly generated calls. The scam calls even though they have toll free numbers could be coming from Nigeria. F or the publics information, the one I received claimed my name was s elected in a drawing for a $50,000 prize. I made no purchase as stated. It was from a notification center. The number is 877-771-5194, ext. 343. The ladys name is Dye. A police report of the incident or attempted scam was made. Those on t he states and federal Do Not Call list should neither get the computer-gene rated calls and have those using the toll-free numbers to be listed on both registries. What about those who work shift work? Never give any money or send money to firms you are not familiar with. Dennis Allen F ernandina Beach C C o o l l u u m m n n s s e e l l e e c c t t i i o o n n a a p p p p a a l l l l i i n n g g If you think the News-Leaders judgment in selecting viewpoint columns f or publication cannot get worse, it did s o recently when the newspaper printed an article written by Tina Dupuy of New York City. Although readers have grown a ccustomed to articles that are biased, s carcely newsworthy and often downr ight silly, how could the newspaper p rint something that totally distorts t he reality of prostitution? I n the N ews-Leaders M ay 9 issue, Dupuy also advocated nationwide legalization of marijuana for recreational use by noting that voters in Colorado and Washington approved such a measure. While her reasoning,i f you can call it such, claimed since s lavery was once legal and now is illeg al, marijuana should also be legali zed. Huh? Someone should inform Dupuy that although slavery was once legal, it was still an appalling human rights abuse and an act of defiance against God who proclaimed that all people, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, wealth, power or social status are cherished by Him. Perhaps Dupuy was yielding to the l ure of herbal persuasion while composing her opinion column, thereby further contributing to her garbled logic. However, she adopted the NewsLeader s stance of not allowing facts to get in the way, as she embraced prostitution as another example of freedom without restraint, which certainly is not freedom at all but cultural c haos. Apparently, Dupuy believes if you label something with a different name, it magically transforms bad into good. Well, you can call an outhouse a flower shop for 60 years and it still remains an outhouse. Dupuy reasons that if there is no easy solution to a problem, the problem does not exist. Somehow, after s he managed to corral a few brain cells, she leaped into an intellectual abyss by citing Americas need for a sensible immigration policy. In doing so, she insulted every Latino in America by comparing their plight to the need for legalizing prostitution. If Dupuy was trying to make a point, it continues to elude me. F urthermore, Dupuy suggests a correlation exists between things that are totally unrelated and then draws a conclusion based on her flawed reasoning. For example if she awoke early o ne morning and heard a garbage t r uck gathering trash, while at the s ame time a neighbors house caught on fire, Dupuy would likely conclude the principle of cause and effect was at work. So, why my opposition to such an ar ticle? There are so many bad things about prostitution that it is difficult tof ind a starting point for discussion. W hether legal or illegal, pr ostitution d ehumanizes women by treating them not as a person, but as a sex object whose only worth is centered on a specific part of their anatomy. The r eality is that women have just as much to offer society as men. Is D upuy unaware of the vast contribut ions women have made in the fields o f ar t business, finance, literatur e, math, medicine, politics, science and numerous other endeavors? Does she believe Madame Curie should have forsaken a career in research for a life o f prostitution? Over the past several decades, many experts have detailed the harmful effects of prostitution, all of which the News-Leader and Dupuy appare ntly do not know exist. For example, p r ostitutes have a high risk of unwante d pregnancy, often suffer serious p hysical injuries, battle drug and alcoh ol-related addiction and sometimes meet with death. Prostitutes frequently suffer from depression and guilt, selfloathing, feel unworthy of love and often struggle with the act of intimacy y ears after a life of prostitution has e nded. M any prostitutes, unlike the totall y unrealistic portrayal of prostitution i n the movie Pretty Woman, tend to be impoverished, poorly educated, and are frequently teenage runaways preyed upon and terrorized by pimps and society in general. Do staunch advocates of prostitution, whether it is legal or illegal, consider their agenda as the ultimate expression of freedom w ithout restraint and the harm done to women simply collateral damage in achieving a means to an end? In recent years, the News-Leader has published unsavory stories at an i ncreasing frequency while often r ejecting well-written, thoughtful and f ar more newsworthy subjects. Their s election process for what is fit to p rint is often vague, inconsistent and contradictory. For example, I recently submitted an article about the importance of people writing about their life experiences. I was raised in an Appalachian coal c amp, worked as a miner and endur ed p overty and hardship. However, after w riting and publishing two books l oosely based on my life experiences, I realized here was much good about Appalachia that I had chosen to forget. My article was rejected without explanation. If I had written about someone who believed his garden was haunted, or wrote about a man who sat on his w ashing machine for three weeks to protest Americas foreign policy, I believe the News-Leader staff would have exclaimed something like, Egad, the lad is brilliant! S hame on the N ews-Leader f or cons istently r ejecting quality opinion c olumns while embracing articles that a re shallow, sensational, and often b ased on little or no truth. But even more shame on them for publishing an article that glamorizes prostitution. However, I suspect it would be easier to convince a rabid pit bull of the n eed for anger management than to c onvince the publisher and editor that t hey owe the citizens of Nassau C ounty an apology. I hope other reade rs will express their revulsion to the newspapers editorial decisions as I have done. Harold P. Voyles Fernandina Beach 6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 OPINION News-Leader V OICE OF THE PEOPLE 1WEDNESDAY,MAY28, 2014/News-LeaderC YAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK I N THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IN AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CP-147 Division: B IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTY DORIS CUMBEE, Decedent. LYNN BUSKE, Petitioner, vs. GINA McGEE,and the ESTATE OF BETTY DORIS CUMBEE NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the Circuit Court of Nassau County,Florida,on the 10th day of Apr il, 2014, in the cause wherein LYNN BUSKE, Petitioner,and GINA McGEE and the ESTATE OF BETTY DORIS CUMBEE,Respondent,being case number 2012-CP-147,in said court,I,BILL LEEPER,as S heriff of Nassau County, Florida have levied upon all the rights,title and interest of the Defendant,Gina McGee, i n and to the following described real property,to-wit: Lot 9,BRANCH CREEK according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7,Pages 343,344 and 345 of the Public Records of Nassau County, Florida,located at 45079 Weaver Circle,Callahan,F lorida.I shall offer this property for sale at the front of Building 101 of the Nassau County Sherifs Office,76001 Bobby Moore Circle,Yulee,FL, Nassau County,Florida,on June 11,2014 at 10:00 A.M.,or as soon thereafter as possible. Iwill offer for sale all of the said Respondents Gina McGee, right,title,and interest in the aforesaid real property,at public auction and will sell the same,subject to taxes,all prior liens,encumbrances and judgments,if any,to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND OR CERTIFIED CASHIERS CHECK plus Florida Sales Tax if appropriate.received through the levy on sale will be paid as prescribed by Fla.Stat.56.27.In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven (7ior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone 855-725-2630. Bill Leeper,As Sherriff of Nassau County,Florida 4t 5-7,5-14,5-21 & 5-28-2014 4226 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below at public sale by competitive bidding on Friday the 30TH day of May 2014 at 10:00 am on the premises wheresaid property has been stored and which are locatedat Bridgeview Self Storage 474431 East State Road 200 Fernandina Beach,FL 32034 Nassau County the following: Kayla Price 3054 Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase bycash only.Acleaning deposit will be taken.Dated this 05/21/2014 and 05/28/2014 2t 5-21,5-28-2014 4273 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Association,Inc. will hold a LectureCommittee Meeting on Friday,May 30, 2014 at 2:00 the Amelia Island Management Conference Room,5440 First Coast Highway,Amelia Island,Florida. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should call 904-4321723 at least 24 hoursin advance to request such accommodations. 2t 5-21,5-28-2014 4274 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.2012 CA 225 BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY,Plaintiff, Vs. ANDREW JAMISON,, Defendants(s NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Lavar Jamaine Jamison Residence Unknown,Daniel Andrew Jamis Residence unknown, Malcolm James Scott Residence Unknown Estate of AndrewJamison a/k/a Andrew B.Jamison, Deceased,Unknown Heirs, Devisees,Grantees,Assignees,% Creditors,Lienors, Trustees of AndrewJamison a/ka Andrew B.Jamison Location Unknown If living: if dead,all unknown parties claiming interest by, through,under or against the above named defendant(s whether said unknown parties claim as heirs,devisees,grantees,creditors,or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right,title or interest in the property hereindescribed. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Nassau County, Florida: All of those certain pieces or parcels of land situate,lying and being in the City of Fernandina Beach (formerly named Fernandina),in the County of Nassau and State of Florida and known and described upon and according to the official plat of said city (as lithographed and issued by the Florida Railroad Company in 1857 and enlarged,revised and reissued by the Florida Town Improvement Company in 1887 and 1901) as: The Southerly Forty-one (41 feet of the Easterly One Hundred (100eet of the West One Hundred Thirty (130eet o f Lot Seven (7together with the Northerly Twenty-four and Five Tenths (24.5eet of the Easterly One Hundred (100f eet of the Westerly One Hundred Thirty (130eet of Lot Six (6Block Two Hundred Thirteen (213 Street Address: 920 Davidson Street Fernandina Beach Florida 32034 has been filed again& you and you are required to serve acopy of your written defenses,if any,to it on Clarfield, Okon,Salomone & Pincus,P .L., Plaintifs attorney,whose address is 500 S.Australian Avenue,Suite 730,West Palm Beach,FL 33401,within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court,otherwise,a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition DATED on May 7,2014. John A.Crawford Clerk of said Court /s/ Brittany Prescott BY:As Deputy Clerk 2t 5-21,5-28-2014 4267 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.13CA000664AXYX Bank of America,N.A., Plaintiff, Vs. CHAD A LOCKE,TANYA LOCKE, NASSAU-RIVER GLEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that,in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 8,2014,in the above-styled cause,I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash beginning at 11:30 the front entrance of the Judicial Annex,76347 Veterans Way,Yulee,FL 32097 on July 8,2014,the following described property:L OT 10,RIVER GLEN,PHASE ONE,ACCORDING TOTHEPLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,PAGES 263 THROUGH AND INCLUDING 269,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress: 65047 RIVER GLEN PKWY,YULEE,FL 32097 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY,OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: May 8,2014 If you are a person with a disability who needs anyaccommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the ADA Coordinator at or (904 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on May 8,2014. CLERK: John A.Crawford Nassau County Clerk of Court CLERK: /s/ Amanda Stearn Deputy Clerk of Court 2t 5-21,5-28-2014 4268 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.2010-CA-000842 BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.AS SUCCESSORBY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P Plaintiff, vs. TRENT J SKLADANY,SHERRI R. SKLADANY,ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING B Y,THROUGH,UNDER AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEM,INC.,AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, NA.,JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summery Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed April 28,2014 entered in Civil Case No.2010-CA-000842 of the Circuit Cour tof the FOURTH Judicial Circuit in and for Nassau County,Yulee, Florida, the Clerkof Courtwill sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Nassau Judicial Annex,76347 Veterans Way,Yulee,FL 32097 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 13 day of June, 2014 at 11:30 A.M.on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to-wit: LOT 11,MORNING DOVE ESTATES,ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGES 193 AND 194,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28 day of April,2014. JOHN A.CRAWFORD CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerkof the Court BY /s/ Sue Powell Deputy Clerk M C CALLA RAYMER,LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE,FL 33301 If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Torequest such an accommodation,please cont act CourtAdministration at least three business days prior to the required service by using one of the following methods: Phone (904 2564; Fax (904 TTD/TTY (800 (Florida Relay Service).E-Mail 2t 5-21,5-28-2014 4269 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BILLS TOWING gives Notice of F oreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/13/2014,8:30 am at 425 S. 8TH ST FERNANDINA,FL 320343 609,pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BILLSTOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G8AK52F93Z164645 2003 SATURN 1t 5-28-2014 4278 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 4THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013-CA-68 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JONATHAN VARNES A/K/A JONATHAN M.VARNES; LISA MARIE VARNES; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF F ORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 8 day of May,2014,and entered in Case No,13CA000176,of the Circuit Court of the 4TH Judicial Circuit in and or Nassau County,Florida,wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and JONATHAN VARNES A/K/A JONATHAN M VARNES LISA MARIE VARNES UNKNOWN TENANT; and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants.The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the,AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE NASSAU JUDICIAL ANNEX,76347 VETERANS WAY,YULEE,FL 32097, 11:30 AM on the 16 day of June,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: PARCEL OF LAND AS DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 27,PAGE 544,COUNTY RECORDS,MAP OFHILLIARD,MORE PARTICULARLYDESCRIBED AS: THE CORNER LOT AND BOUNDED ON THE NORTHWEST BY THIRD STREET AND ON THE WEST AND SOUTH BY A.C.L.RAILWAY DEPOTLANDS AND BOUNDED ON THE EAST BY BUSINESS LOTS 13 AND 14 AND SAID TO CONTAIN 102.42 FEET BY 105.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS,THEABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND IS SHOWN IN PLAT RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 1,PAGE 28,PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAUCOUNTY,FLORIDA,SAID LANDS SITUATE,LYING AND BEING IN NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY,OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs anyaccom modation in order to participate in this proceeding,you areentitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assist ance.Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (904 4600 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. Dated this 9 day of May,2014. JOHN A.CRAWFORD Clerk of The Circuit Court B y: /s/ Sue Powell Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group,P A. P O.Box 9908 Fort Lauderdale,Florida 33310-0908 Telephone: (954 Facsimile: (954 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA.R.JUD.ADMIN 2.516 2t 5-21,5-28-2014 4270 PUBLIC NOTICE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the regularly scheduled 3rd Wednesday meeting in June of the Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County, Florida,has been rescheduled from Wednesday,June 18,2014 to Wednesday,June 4,2014at 9a.m.The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers located at the James S.Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place,Yulee, Florida.The meeting agenda may be viewed at The public is invited to be present and be heard.If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing,he/she will need a record of the proceedings,and that, for such purpose,may need to ensure that a verbatim r ecord of the proceedings is made,which record includes the evidence and testimony upon which the appeal is to be based. Individual with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the program or activity should contact the office of the Ex-Officio Clerk at (904idaRelay Service at 1-800-955-8770 (v 1-800-955-8771 (TDD seventy two hours in advance to request such accommodation. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA BARRY V.HOLLOWAY, CHAIRMAN ATTEST: JOHN A.CRAWFORD EX-OFFICIO CLERK 1T 5-28-2014 4275 IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, INAND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No.2010-CA-000874 Freedom Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Kyle Conger; Unknown Spouse of Kyle Conger; Tabatha Conger; Unknown Spouse of Tabatha Conger; All Other Unknown Parties claiming interest by,through,under and against a named Defendant(sho arenot known to be dead or alive,whether same UnknownParties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,or Other claimants; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosuredated May 5,2014 entered in Case No.2010-CA000874 of the Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial circuit,in and for Nassau County,Florida, wherein Freedom Mortgage Corporation is the Plaintiff andK yle Conger; Tabatha Conger; Unknown Spouse of Tabatha Conger are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, 76347 Veterans Way,Yulee,FL 32097,beginning at 11:30 AM onJune 12,2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE OF PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH (FORMERLY NAMED FERNANDINA) IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF FLORIDA AND KNOWN AND DESCRIBED UPON AND ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT OF SAID CITY (AS LITHO GRAPHED AND ISSUED BY THE FLORIDA RAILROAD COMPANY IN 1857 AND ENLARGED,REVISED AND REISSUED BY THE FLORIDA TOWN IMPROVEMENTS IN 1887 AND 1901) AS: SUBLOTS EAND F OF LOTS NUMBERED FIVE (5 BLOCK NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED FORTY FOUR (244 FERNANDINA BEACH. Dated this 5 day of May,2014. Ifyou are a person with a disability who needs anyaccommodation in order to partici-p ate in this proceeding,you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the ADA Coordinator for the circuit court system at or (904 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 711. 2t 5-28,6-4-2014 4276 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: FIRST COAST PAINT & BODY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/12/2014,11:00 am at 474361 E STATEROAD 2 00 FERNANDINA,FL 320340801,pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. FIRST COAST PAINT & BODY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FMZU64E01ZA13778 2001 FORD 1t 5-28-2014 4279 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 45-2011-CA-000272 DIVISION: GREEN PLANET SERVICING, LLC., Plaintiff, KEVIN J.WIMS,et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 12,2014,and entered in Case No.45-2011-CA-000272 ofthe Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in and forNassau County,Florida in which Green Planet Servicing, LLC.,is the Plaintiff and Kevin J. Wims,Sherrie S.Wims,Carmel Financial Corporation,Inc.,The Homeowners Association of Timercreek,Inc.,are defendants,the Nassau County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on 11:30 am at the front entrance of the Judicial Annex,76347 Veterans Way,Yulee,Florida 32097, Nassau County,Florida at on the 14 day of July,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT30, OF TIMER CREEK PLANTATION PHASE THREE,ACCORDING TOTHE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 7, PAGES 302 THROUGH 308,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF NASSAU COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A 76594 TIMBERCREEK BLVD,YULEE,FL 32097-1631A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,other than them property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. John A.Crawford Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Arielle Wilson Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P .O.Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813 E-Serve: 11-73346 If you are a person with a disability who needs anyaccommodations in order to participate in this proceeding,you a re entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the ADA Coordinator (904 4600 press 0,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call 771. Phone (904F ax: (904 TTD/TTY Dial 711 E-Mail 2t 5-28,6-4-2014 4277 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09,FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of MASTERKILL PEST CONTROLlocated at 86007 Evergreen Place,in the County of Nassau,in the City of Yulee,Florida,32097 intends toregister the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State,Tallahassee,Florida. Dated at Fernandina Beach, Florida,this 20th day of May, 2014. John D.Norton Masterkill Pest Control 1t 5-28-2014 4280 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09,FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of MASTER PEST CONTROLlocated at 86007 Evergreen Place,in the County of Nassau,in the City of Yulee, Florida,32097 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee,Florida. Dated at Fernandina Beach, Florida,this 20th day of May, 2014. John D.Norton Master Pest Control 1t 5-28-2014 4281 The St.Johns River Water Management District (District) gives notice of receipt of the following permit application(s ERP Permit Applications Bright Vision Investments,LLC, 516 Wetherby Ln,St Augustine, FL 32092-1024 application #IND-089-43768-2.The project is located in Nassau County, Section: 9,Township: 3 North, Range: 29 East,and includes 0.492 acres.The Environmental Resource Permit application is for construction of a stormwater management system to serve a residential development known as Naturs Gate Subdivision,Lots 8,9,& 10. The file(smit application(se available for inspection Monday through Friday,except for District holidays,8 5 the Districts Headquarters,4049 Reid St.,Palatka, FL 32177-2529.You may also view files at one of the DistrictsS ervice Centers,but you should call Service Center staff in advance to make sure that the files are at a specific Service Center.Service Center contact information is available online at floridaswater. com/contactus/offices.html. Additionally,most permit application file documents can be viewed online at To obtain information on how to find and view permit application file documents,go to the HELP tab in E-Permitting and click on Support and FAQs and then follow the directions provided under How to find a Technical Staff Report (TSR other application file documents. The decision on permit applications will be madeatthe Districts Service Center where the application is processed.A substantial objection to a permit application must be made in writing and filed with (received by) the Bureau Chief,Bureau of Regulatory Support,P .O.Box 1429,Palatka, FL 32178-1429,or by e-mail at,within 14 days of notification of the application. Please include either the Permit Application number or the Project Name in the objection.Notification of the application is either the fifth day after the date on which the written notice is deposited in the U.S.mail (for those persons who receive actual notice by U.S.mail),the day the notice is emailed (for those persons who receive actual notice by email),or the date the notice is published in the newspaper (if actual notice is not provided byU.S.mail or email).A substantial objectionmeans awritten statement directed to the District that identifies the objector,concerns hydrologic or environmental impacts of the proposed activity,and relates to applicable rule crit eria.If the District receives a timely substantial objection from you,then you will receive written notice of the Districtsi ntended decision on the permit application. You are advised to notify the District within 14 days of notification of the application(s you have questions,objections,comments,or information regarding the activity proposed in the permit application.If you make a written request to the District for additional information regarding a specific permit application, you will be provided an opportunity to obtain the available information.Please note that filing a written objection does not entitle you to a Chapter 120,Florida Statutes,administrativehearing. Notice of intended (proposed) District Decision will be provided to persons who have requested individual notice.A request for individual notice of intended (proposed) District Decision on the application must be received by the DistrictsBureau Chief,Bureau of Regulatory Support prior to the date the notice of intended (proposed) District Decision is generated. Margaret Daniels, Bureau Chief Bureau of RegulatorySupport St.Johns River Water Management District 4049 Reid Street Palatka,FL 32177-2529 (386 1t 5-28-2014 4282 LEGAL DEADLINE IS NOON ON FRIDAY.CALL 261-3696 FOR INFORMATION. The News-Leaders mailing P.O.Box 766 has changed to P.O.Box 16766,Fernandina Beach,FL 32035 LEGAL NOTICES DAVID FITZSIMMONS/THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 OPINION News-Leader C OMMUNITY THANK S W W i i l l d d A A m m e e l l i i a a The Wild Amelia Board of Dir ectors would like to thank the m any individuals and organizations that helped make the 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival from May 16-18 a success. These include our sponsors and partners, our exhibitors, the donors to our silent auction and our wonder ful volunteers. As an all-volunteer 501(c3 p rofit, Wild Amelia has been blessed with a number of committed partners and sponsors who help make the festival and Wild Amelias yearr ound pr o grams a r eality. These include the city of Fernandina Beach the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Auxiliary Police, the Rayonier Foundation, the NewsLeader For t Clinch State Park, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gar dens. W ild Amelias exhibitors for the 8th annual festival included the Department of Parks and Recreation, city of Fernandina Beach; Cumberland Island National Seashore; Amelia Island Sea TurtleW atch; the Geor gia Sea T ur tle Center; Keep Nassau Beautiful; the Natur e Center of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Marine Mammals; Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens; the Amelia Tree Conservancy; Friends of Fort Clinch; Jacksonville Shell Club; Sea to Shor e Alliance; U.S. Coast Guar d Auxiliary; White Oak; Georgia Aquarium Conser vation Field Station; Save the Manatee Club; Kayak Amelia; Amelia River Excursions; Nassau Sierra Group; A1A Solar Contracting; KindBir ds; Green Team Project; U.S. Green Building; IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Pr ogram; Ar tistic Face Painting; Florida Native Plant Society; Okefenokee Adventur es of Folkston, Ga.; Lawler Products/Nature Moment; Science First of Yulee; and Miracle Windows and Doors. Other exhibitors in the Kids Niche included the city of Fernandina Beach, the Department of Agricultur e and Consumer Services the Department of Forestry, Fort Clinch State Park, Nassau 4-H, National Park Service Timucuan Preserve, Talbot Island State Park and Eliza Holliday, AISTW Wild Amelia would like to extend a special thank you to Science First, whose domed Starlab inflatable planetarium again thrilled hundreds of visitors at the festival and in January and to Amelia River Excursions for hosting a nature-themed sunset cruise fundraiser. Silent auction donors ar e often left out of thank-yous. Wild Amelia would like to thank the almost 100 generous people, organizations and businesses that offered artistic creations, goods and services to a wonder ful silent auction. Finally, Wild Amelia would like to thank all of its members and volun teers who helped at the festival and at the year-round programs. A special thanks to the National Honor Society students of Fernandina Beach High School that volunteered throughout the EcoExpo. It is only with the help and sup port of partners, sponsors, exhibitors, donors, and volunteers that W ild Amelia continues to exist and grow stronger. Thanks to you all from the Wild Bunch. Jody and Ray Hetchka, Kathy Russell, Janet and Lou Michea, Robyn Nemes, Scott and Dawna Moore, Nancy Dickson, Christina Nelson, Richar d Luppino, Pam Sass and John and Kathy Brooks Wild Amelia B B a a r r n n a a b b a a s s We at Barnabas want to say thank you to each and ever y one who volunteered for the Fernandina Beach U.S. Postal Service Letter Carriers 2014 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive and the community at large for making the event an overwhelming success. This year the community donated a little over 17,000 pounds of food during the one-day drive. Thats 3,000 pounds more than the previous year. The postal carriers did the hard work of loading the donated food into their trucks along their mail routes. Unloading, sor ting and boxing the food requires the help of many and many in our community helped! W e are truly grateful for all the assistance from: the NewsLeader Barnabas volunteers, Alert Cadets and their fathers, Nassau County employees, Yulee High students, Coalition of Sailors and Marines, Rayonier employees, Cotner and Associates and the many others. Over 75 volunteers assisted with the handling of the food donations that wer e delivered to Barnabas by the postal letter carriers. We are also grateful for our community a community of caring, committed citizens willing to do what they can to help others in need. Thanks for being the difference that makes a dif fer ence for someone experiencing hunger. Each year, the Barnabas Food Pantry provides over 100,000 pounds of food to individuals and families right here in Nassau County who ar e food insecur e, meaning they dont know where their next nutritionally adequate meal is coming fr om. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive will greatly help Barnabas in its endeavor to address food insecurity in our community. Barnabas is the comprehensive ser vice center in Nassau County that helps our neighbors in crisis with a compassionate helping hand so they can become healthy productive citizens, strengthening our entire community. For more information about Barnabas Food Pantry please visit our newly updated website at www .Bar nabasNassau.or g. Mary Pitcher Community Relations Bar nabas Help this lady is only $2 E li Penland was paging through a newspaper when he saw a photograph that dist urbed him. Hes only 5 years old; he cant read yet. But he knew something was wrong with the woman in the photo. He went running upstairs to his mother T r aci Penland. What happened to her? he wanted to know, his chinquapin eyes filled with concer n. W ell, Eli, his mother s aid, reading the story, this ladys house burned down, and she doesnt have insurance. Maybe we could give her some money, Eli said. e dont have that much money , T raci said. Why don t we sell s ome cookies and lemona de and give that money to her? Eli said. Sounded simple. So a few days later Traci found out that the local newspaper was holding a yard sale on its gr ounds, and people i nter ested in raising money for a charity c ould take part. Traci went to the store and b ought six buckets of cookie dough. Suddenly a simple project wasnt so simple. Mom spent hours in the kitchen. She baked 500 cookies. She also made gallons of lemonade. And the following Saturday, with help from her dad, Michael D. Wilson, Traci set up a yard-sale table with two signs: Lemonade and two cookies, two dollars and All pr oceeds help victims of a house f ir e. Eli was in char g e of sales. I just kind of sat back and let him do it, Traci said. Hes much more of a people person than me. Saying that Eli Penland is a people person is like saying a fish is a good swimmer. Eli figures everybody is his friend, and friends are always nice to each other. So why not talk to them? And thats what he did. s only two dollars, he would say to browsers. Help this lady In all, Eli and his helpers raised $250. Some people gave donations, but left the cookies. The leftover cookies, about 350 of them, were taken to a local shelter for the homeless. So what did Eli get out of the experience? Well, someone at the table across from his gave him a motor cycle helmet that didn t sell. Eli had tried it on several times that day, so the owner gave it to him. But Eli wasnt looking for anything for himself. The woman pictured in the newspaper looked like she needed help, and he wanted to help. He thought the Holy Spirit told him to do that, his mother said. Its not likely that at 5 years old, Eli was awar e of setting a good example for his sis ter, Rosalee, and brother, Charles Wayman Penland III, whom T raci and Chip Penland adopted in China in December of 2012. And he probably wasnt aware on that Saturday that Mothers Day was just a couple of weeks away But what better Mother s Day present could Mom ask for than to see her little boy Elisha James Penland, lover of people and master salesman helping someone he didnt even know while spreading good will, two cookies at a time. Phil Hudgins is the senior editor for Community Newspapers Inc., the media company that owns the News-Leader. phudgins@cnine w sp aper s com DA VID FITZSIMMONS/THE ARIZONA DAIL Y ST AR HOW TO WRITE US Letters must include writer s name (printed and signatur e), addr ess and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No poems will be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters ar e published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL., 32035. Email: mpar nell@fbnewsleader com. visit us on-line at fbnewsleader .com I asked several people who read Michele Klings letter to the editor in our May 21 edition what they remembered about it. None remembered her comment that the Nassau County Commission had allegedly reduced the $ 10 million set aside for a sheriffs administration building. All remembered that she found it disheartening that commissioners were acting like children. What must they think now that our childish county commission called a special meeting to refute Klings letter to the editor and, in the words of Clerk of Court John Crawford, to chastise her? N ever in my career and Ive been editing letters to the editor columns for more than 40 years have I known an elected body to call a meeting specifically for the purpose of responding to a letter. This special meeting, to address erroneous statements made by a citizen in the May 21, 2014 edition of the News-Leader, according to the formal notification, was called by C ommission Chair Barry Holloway. Holloway, who is running for reelection this year, rightly observed that such dustups occur because of the politics involved, not the substance. Holloway faces a possibly stiff election challenge from George Spicer, an ally of Commissioner Steve Kelley, who is an ally of Clerk of Court Crawford. Holloway is allied with Commissioners Danny Leeper and Jr. B oatright against Kelley and Crawford on financial issues. Klings letter sided with Kelley and Crawford, and criticized Boatright, Leeper and Mike Boyle, who is running against Kelley this y ear. For perspective, note that Kling was one o f the founders of the local Tea Party, but quit a fter it was, in her words, co-opted by the Republican Party. She and others founded L iberty Dwellers, a conservative group somewhat to the right of the Tea Party. County Manager Ted Selby and Assistant County Manager Shanea Jones were offended by Klings assertion that funds had beeni mproperly diverted. Well, get over it. This is politics, which is more akin to high school than to higher education. Thin skins puncture too easily. I also thought it would i nevitably become a joke when County Attorney David Hallman persuaded the commission earlier to approve a proclamation endorsing civility. Politics is not a civil business. And chastising a citizen for expressing her opinion in the local newspaper is cert ainly not civil. The appropriate response: Holloway should have picked up the phone and suggested to Selby that either he, Jones or Hallman should pen a letter to the paper replying to the factual inaccuracies. Or Holloway could have written such a letter himself. This did not require a special meeting, and t he circus atmosphere was unbecoming to the board and county government. Citizen Melinda Luedtke rightly pointed out that county officials were immature and defensive. By the way, Im not endorsing Klings opinions or facts in her letter to the editor. Let me use this opportunity to clarify our practices and policies on letters: We do not publish only those letters with w hich I agree. In fact, I probably disagree with the opinions or assertions of more than half the letters we publish. I dont own this newspaper; Im hired to be its editor. It does not reflect my point of view, but yours this is your comm unity newspaper. And the opinions of those w ho take the time to write letters are reflected i n our Voice of the People. Your opinions, not mine. We publish nearly all, but not all, letters that are submitted. If there are gross factual errors asserting the Holocaust did not occur, for example then those wont be published. If there are erroneous assertions that are gener-a lly representative of our communitys lack of knowledge Darwins theory of evolution is unproved, or global warming is a fallacy then those are published even though wrongheaded. We do not verify all the facts in letters. W e dont have the staff or time. Instead, we rely on others to respond with their own letters to correct those factual errors. Many people confuse facts with opinions. We cant do much about that. Perspective becomes reality for some people, and we just have to live with their reality. We think our readers are generally smart enough to understand that the realities expressed in s ome letters to the editor are different from their own. We dont publish some letters because of length, we dont publish others because they are crude or use foul language, we dont publish some because we dont let readers try civil cases in our paper (hire a lawyer). As election season nears (roughly the last 90 days before an election), we screen letters that promote o ne candidate or another. But my bias is to publish letters if possible. The vast majority, well over 90 percent, are published. Sometimes I edit letters to make them worthy of publication (Im the editor and what I do for a living is edit) and I work hard to get letters in the paper even when I think the opinions are wacky or wrong. Thats because I believe in freedom of e xpression. I think its our most important right. More important than our right to guns, or to vote, or to use military force, or property rights or any other. All of our rights stem from our First Amendment right to freedom of s peech. T his editor is a coffee drinker who believes e ven teapots should have their say. And one who agrees with former President Harry T rumans advice to politicians and bureaucrats: If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Michael Parnell is in his 12th year as Editor of the News-Leader. The countys childish response SER VING YOU Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1 -Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (hcel Steve Kelley District 2 -Amelia Island, Nassauville, ONeil, 277-3948 (hcell Pat Edwards, District 3 -Y ulee, 335-0260 (cell Barry Holloway District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (hcell Walter J. Boatright, District 5 -Callahan, 879-2564 (hcell FROM THE HOME OFFICE Phil Hudgins F LORIDA S O LDEST W EEKLY N EWSPAPER E STABLISHEDIN 1 854 The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to the truth, integrity, quality and hard work. F OY R. M ALOY J R ., P UBLISHER M ICHAEL P ARNELL E DITOR M IKE H ANKINS A DVERTISING D IRECTOR R OBERT F IEGE P RODUCTION D IRECTOR B OB T IMPE C IRCULATION D IRECTOR A NGELINE M UDD B USINESS O FFICE M ANAGER S IN P ERRY A SSISTANT E DITOR B ETH J ONES S PORTS E DITOR D INK N E S MITH P RESIDENT T OM W OOD C HAIRMAN T T h h e e v v i i e e w w s s e e x x p p r r e e s s s s e e d d b b y y t t h h e e c c o o l l u u m m n n i i s s t t s s a a n n d d l l e e t t t t e e r r w w r r i i t t e e r r s s o o n n t t h h i i s s p p a a g g e e a a r r e e t t h h e e i i r r o o w w n n a a n n d d d d o o n n o o t t n n e e c c e e s s s s a a r r i i l l y y r r e e f f l l e e c c t t t t h h e e v v i i e e w w s s o o f f t t h h e e n n e e w w s s p p a a p p e e r r , i i t t s s o o w w n n e e r r s s o o r r e e m m p p l l o o y y e e e e s s . E DITOR NOTE Michael P arnell Schools official sets record straight T o the Editor: In r e gar d to the article School week cut by 1 hour (May 23 of points. The board agenda item under discussion at the May 8 Nassau County School Boar d meeting was the designation of the day of the week for the weekly early release days in 2014-15. The existence of the early r elease days was appr oved at t he Mar c h 13 school boar d meeting when the school boar d ratified the teacher contract. The contract established the early release days in o r d er to give teachers additional planning time. The school boar d (including Ms. Amanda Young) unanimously approved the contract. When the 2014-15 school calendar was approved on Feb. 13, the calendar noted that there would be weekly early r elease days for teacher planning, day of the week to be determined later. Public input was sought and r eceived r egar d i ng the calendar School boar d members wer e pr o vided with a verbatim list of comments received from teachers and the public. The cale ndar was appr o ved as par t of the consent agen da, which passed unanimously (also including Ms. Youngs vote). Thanks for allowing the opportunity to set the record straight. All of this information is documented in the school boar d meeting minutes, which are available on the Nassau County School Board website at Shar yl W ood E xecutive Dir e ctor of Administrative Ser v ices Nassau County Schools


8A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK T o r e c e i v e t h i s o f f e r m e n t i o n C O D E 4 2 w h e n y o u m a k e y o u r a p p o i n t m e n t .N o C r e d i t C a r d s p l e a s e B y A p p t ( 9 0 4 ) 2 6 1 0 6 2 2a m e l i a m a s s a g e s a s s o c i a t e s c o mE x e c u t i v e P a r k 1 8 9 0 S 1 4t hS t r e e t St e1 0 0A M E L I A M A S S A G E$ $4 4 2 2. 0 0 0 0M M 1 1 3 8 1NewClientSpecial5 5 0 0 m m i i n n u u t t e e S S w w e e d d i i s s h h M M a a s s s s a a g g e eG G i i f f t t C C e e r r t t i i f f i i c c a a t t e e s s & & U U p p g g r r a a d d e e s s A A v v a a i i l l a a b b l l e e WeDoNecks A A n n g g e e l l W W a a t t c c h h H H o o m m e e C C a a r r e e , I I n n c c . H o m e H e a l t h C a r e i n c l u d i n g : S k i l l e d N u r s i n g & T h e r a p y P e r s o n a l C a r e & C o m p a n i o n A s s i s t a n c eA v a i l a b l e 2 4 H o u r s P e r D a yT r u s t e d L o c a l C a r e1 8 6 9 S 8t hS t r e e t F e r n a n d i n a B e a c h F l o r i d a( 9 0 4 ) 4 9 1 3 2 2 2L o c a l l y O w n e d & O p e r a t e d L i c e n s e # 2 9 9 9 9 3 5 2 3 D e e r W a l k S h o p p i n g C e n t e rnexttoDaveTurnerPlumbing474378StateRoad200(A1A)Yulee,FL904.310.6915S M O K I N G S T I N K S ! !P P R R E E M M I I U U M ME E C C I I G G S S / / M M O O D D S S / / C C O O I I L L S S / / E E ~ ~ J J U U I I C C E E 9 8 5 0 A t l a n t i c B o u l e v a r d J a c k s o n v i l l e F l o r i d a 3 2 2 2 5 ( 9 0 4 ) 7 2 5 0 9 1 1 E x t 1 1 0 4 ( 8 0 0 ) 5 4 2 1 9 9 6 T o l l F r e e ( 9 0 4 ) 3 7 1 4 3 0 4 D i r e c t ( 9 0 4 ) 7 2 4 2 0 7 1 F a x ( 9 0 4 ) 2 0 6 6 2 9 7 C e l l ST E V ENO R T O NC l i e n t A d v i s o rs t e v e n o r t o n @ t o m b u s h c o m w w w t o m b u s h c o m BUSINESSCARDBILLBOARD C o n t a c t Y o u r N e w s L e a d e rAdvertisingSalespersonforDetailsOnIncludingYourBusinessCardOntheBusinessCardBilloard2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 C e l l ( 9 0 4 ) 5 4 8 7 0 5 0r o d n e y b r o w n @ d u v a l f l e e t c o mw w w d u v a l f l e e t c o m1 6 1 6 C a s s a t A v e n u e J a c k s o n v i l l e F L 3 2 2 1 0 A A A A D D D D i i i i v v v v i i i i s s s s i i i i o o o o n n n n o o o o f f f f D D D D u u u u v v v v a a a a l l l l F F F F o o o o r r r r d d d dN o r t h F l o r i d a s L a r g e s t F o r d R e t a i l a n d C o m m e r c i a l I n v e n t o r y O O v v e e r r F F o o r r t t y y Y Y e e a a r r s s E E x x p p e e r r i i e e n n c c e e ! R o d n e y B r o w nFL E E TSA L E S& IN D I V I D U A LSA L E S C o m m u n i t y B a p t i s t C h u r c h8 5 3 2 6 W i n o n a B a y v i e w R o a d Y u l e e F l o r i d a a n n o u n c e s i t s B u s M i n i s t r y I f y o u n e e d a r i d e f o r S u n d a y S c h o o l a n d t h e m o r n i n g w o r s h i p s e r v i c e p l e a s e c a l l :9 0 4 2 2 5 5 4 3 0 o r 9 0 4 6 2 4 3 6 6 2Y o u m u s t l i v e w i t h i n 1 5 m i l e s o f t h e c h u r c h C h i l d r e n m u s t b e a t l e a s t 8 y e a r s o l d t o r i d e w i t h o u t a n a d u l t o r p a r e n t .F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c a l l 9 0 4 2 2 5 0 8 0 9 Explore Medicare before you turn 65 J ASON ALDERMAN For the News-Leader Each day, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 a nd thereby become eligible for Medicare. B ut becoming eligible for and actually enrolling in M edicare are two very different things. In fact, if you miss the initial window to sign up for certain parts of Medicare and later decide to enroll, you could wind up paying significantly higher premiums for the rest o f your life. If youre approaching 65, get f amiliar with these Medicare basics now: Medicare provides benefits to people age 65 and older (and those under 65 with certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease). For most people, the init ial enrollment period is the seven-month period that begins three months before the month they turn 65. If you miss that window, you may enroll between January 1 and March 31 each year, although your coverage wont begin until July 1. Medicare offers several p lans and coverage options, including: M edicare Part A helps cover inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility and hospice services, as well as home health care. Most people pay no monthly premium for Part A, provided they or their spouse have paid F ICA taxes for at least 40 calendar quarters. M edicare Part B helps cover medically necessary doctors services, outpatient care, d urable medical equipment and many preventive services. Its optional and has a monthly premium. For most people theres a $147 yearly deductible; after thats met, youll be responsible for 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount of the service, provided the doctor o r other provider accepts Medicare. M edicare Part C (Advantagee offered by Medicare-approved private insurers as alternatives to Original Medicare Parts A and B. Most cover prescription drugs and some include addit ional benefits such as dental and vision coverage for an extra c ost. Youre usually required to use the plans doctor, hospital and pharmacy provider netw ork, which may be more restrictive than providers you can access through Parts A and B. Medicare Part D helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. Its optional and carries a monthly premium. These privately run plans vary widely in t erms of cost, copayments and deductibles and medications c overed. If youre enrolled in a Part C plan that includes drug coverage, you dont need PartD. Many people purchase additional Medigap (or Medicare Supplemental) insurance, which i s offered by private insurers and helps pay for many items n ot covered by Medicare. Medigap plans can vary widely in terms of cost, covered benef its and states participating so compare your options carefully. Keep in mind: For all Medicare plans, deductibles, copayments and coinsurance may apply, depending on the service provided. With Parts B and D, youll often face sizeable penalties if y ou dont enroll when first becoming eligible Part B prem iums could increase 10 percent for each 12-month period you were eligible but didnt sign up (the Part D penalty is more complicated); however, if youre currently covered by an employers plan you can enroll later w ithout penalty. Terms of Advantage and P art D plans such as premiums, copayments and covered medications can change from year to y ear, so carefully review enrollment materials from your current plans to make sure they still match your needs. Understanding and choosing the right Medicare options for your individual situation can be a complicated and time-consuming process. For assistance, c all 1-800-633-4227 or visit, where youll f ind Medicare & You 2014, a detailed guide that explains Medicare in easy-to-understand language, and tools to compare prescription plans, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and Medigap plans in y our area. Jason Alderman directs Visas f inancial education programs. Florida agency works to protect teens on the job this summer T ALLAHASSEE As Florida teens begin preparing fors ummer employment, the F lorida Department of Busin ess and Professional Regulations (DBPR Program is working to educate teens and businesses about state and federal child labor law requirements. The Child Labor Program e nforces the Florida Child L abor Law and the federal Fair L abor Standards Act (FLSA which are designed to protect the health, education and welfare of Floridas teens while in the workplace and to safeguard their well-being. Two main areas of focus of the childl abor laws ar e limiting the h ours that teens may work and t he types of jobs they are perm itted to per f or m Ensuring the safety and well-being of teens in the workplace is an important priority for our Department and as we pr epar e for the summer it s impor tant for teens, parents a nd businesses to know all of t he r ules, said Secr etar y Ken L awson. Summer jobs pr o vide a gr eat oppor t unity for Florida teens to gain valuable work experience and training and we want to make sure they ar e able to learn these skills in a safe environment. The 2013 annual average number of teenagers, 16 to 19, employed in Florida was2 25,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau o f Labor Statistics. Teens are a significant segm ent of the Florida workforce with nearly a quarter of a million employed in the workplace, which positively impacts the states growing economy stated Lawson. In preparation for summer b reak, DBPR is conducting s chool and business outreache s to educate teens, employ ers and school counselors on the types of seasonal jobs and hours teens ar e allowed to work, as well as hazardous occupations they must avoid. The DBPR recommends: Know your rights to a s afe and healthy workplace; Lear n to r ecognize hazards at work and speak up when you see them; Par ticipate in training pr o grams at work or request training if none is offered; Use safe work practices; and Learn where you can get i nformation about child labor laws, health and safety and y our rights. In Florida, teens can enter t he workforce at 14 years of age. During the summer, 14 and 15 year olds may work up to eight hours each day and 40 hours per week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. and no more than six consec-u tive days. Teens who are 16 a nd 17 years old may work u nlimited hours, although they may not work mor e than six consecutive days. All minors ar e r e quir e d to have a 30minute uninterrupted break for every four consecutive hours worked. F or information regarding t he Florida Child Labor Law, c ontact the Bur e au of Child Labor at (850 online at www.myflorida G et information about child labor laws, h ealth and safety and your rights. 529 college savings plan could cut education cost Seven out of 10 Americans do not know that a 529 plan is a college savings tool, according to the annual 529 Plan Awareness Survey from financial-services firm Edward Jones. I n its third year monitoring college savings awareness, the s urvey found that only 30 percent of Americans could correctly identify a 529 plan as a college savings tool from among four potential options, down fr om 37 percent during the inaugural 2012 survey. Despite the fact that the a verage cost of an in-state pub lic college totaled $22,828 in the 2013-14 academic year, we have seen a downwar d tr e nd in 529 plan awareness over the past three years, said Greg Dosmann, a principal withE dward Jones. It seems count erintuitive that the costs of h igher education continue to rise while awar e ness for a vehicle than can make this cost mor e manageable continues to decline. W e like to r emind our clients that starting a 529 plan savings program as early as possible will help ease the burdena s children near college age. S ignificant dips in awar e ness occurred regionally, especially in the Northeast (39 percent in 2014, down from 45 percent in 2013) and the Midwest (30 percent in 2014, down from 36 percent in 2013). A notable decline in 529 plan awareness also o ccurred when looking at household income. Among t hose respondents with a household income between $50,000 and $75,000, awareness dropped from 42 percent in 2013 to 32 percent today. And while age plays a sig nificant role in awareness level,w ith those between 35 and 54 e xpr essing the highest levels, it also r e pr e sents a major opportunity. Respondents 65 and over showed the lowest levels of awareness, with just 18 percent noting they knew that 529 plans were for college savings. 529p lans are designed so that g randparents and other intere sted par t ies can contribute as well, so finding ways to incr e ase awareness among grandparents can pay of f for futur e students. Grandpar ents r epr e sent an opportunity when it comes to managing the cost of college, said Dosmann. We recom-m end that parents look at tackl ing college savings as a lar g er family goal, when possible. Talking to grandparents about participating in 529 plans is an excellent way to build assets in a portfolio and for the grandparents, its fulfilling and there may be tax advantages as well. E dward Jones provides financial services for individual i nvestors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firms business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch of fices, is designed to cater to individuali nvestors in the communities in w hich they live and work. The fir m s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to under stand their personal goals from college savings to retirement and create long-termi nvestment solutions that e mphasize a well-balanced portf olio and a buy-and-hold strate gy Edward Jones embraces the importance of building longter m, face-to-face r e lationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. V isit f or infor m ation.


Dear EarthTalk: Does the fact that weve had such a cold a nd snowy winter mean that global warming might not be s uch a big problem after all? Lacey L., Lynchburg, Va. I ts tempting to think that cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but dont rejoice yet. According to the Union of C oncerned Scientists (UCS weather and climate are two v ery different beasts: eather is whats happening o utside the door right now; today a snowstorm or a thunderstorm is approaching. Climate, on the other hand, is the pattern of weather measu red over decades. Isolated weather events a nd even seasonal trends are not an indication of global w armings existence one way or another, and most climatologists agree that the carbon pollution we have been spewing into the atmosphere for the past century is leading to more frequent and intense storms of every kind and causing greater temperature swings all around the planet. In short, the harsh winter we h ad shouldnt be viewed as a r efutation of global warming, b ut rather as further evidence of a growing problem. There is a clear long-term global warming trend, while each individual year does not always show a temperatur e increase relative to the previ-o us year, and some years s how greater changes than o thers, reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA agency chalks up these yearto-year fluctuations to natural pr ocesses such as El Nio or volcanic eruptions, but points out that, regardless, the 20w armest years on record h ave occurred since 1981, w hile the 10 war m est were in the past 12 years. And global average temperatures have risen by 1.4 F overall since the early 20th centur y According to Becky Oskin of, shrinkingp olar ice caps as a result of g lobal warming in recent d ecades are one factor that may be contributing to the cold weather in North America this winter One way the shrinking ice changes weather is by pushing winter air south, sher eports. When the stored o cean heat gradually escapes i n autumn, it changes the pattern of an atmospheric wind called the polar vortex, str eaming frigid Ar c tic air into North America and Europe. Meanwhile, a 2012 study by r esear chers Jennifer Francis and Stephen V avrus c oncluded that intense war m i ng in the Arctic has caused changes to the jet stream that r e gulates air cir culation around the planet, potentially leading to stronger winter storms hitting the eastern seaboard of the U.S. And what about all that snow? Hotter air around the globe causes mor e moisture to be held in the air than in prior seasons, reports UCS. When storms occur, this added moisture can fuel heavier precipitation in the form of more intense rain or snow The U.S. is alr eady enduring more intense rain and snowstor ms, says the group: The amount of rain or snow falling in the heaviest one percent of storms has risen nearly 20 percent, averaged nationallyalmost three times the rate of increase in total precipitation b etween 1958 and 2007. And some regions of the country have seen as much as a 67 percent increase in the amount of rain or snow falling in the heaviest storms. And Oskin points out that while we may be bundling up and shoveling out in the U.S., i ts turned into another scorcher of a summer in the Southern Hemisphere: 2013 was Australias hottest year on record, and 2014 has started off even hotter, with temperatures soaring to 125F and severe fire warnings issued in at least two states t here. Apparently global warming is still on. CONTACTS: UCS,; NOAA,; LiveScience. c om, www.livescience. c om. Dear EarthTalk: How is it that global warming could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evid ence that it is already happeni ng? Jim Merrill, Provo, U tah Global warming isnt just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extr eme summer heat t hat is becoming more norm al in a warming world can d irectly impact the health of billions of people. Extreme high air temperatur es contribute dir e ctly to deaths fr om cardiovascular and respiratory disease, particularly among elderly peo p le, reports the World H ealth Organization (WHO In the heat wave of summer 2003 in Europe, for example, more than 70,000 excess deaths wer e r e cor d ed. WHO adds that high temperatures also play a role in elevated levels of ozone ando ther air pollutants known to e xacerbate respiratory and c ardiovascular problems. And according to the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS mer temperatures and higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide can stimulate plants to gr ow faster matur e earlier a nd produce more potent a ller g ens. Common allergens such as ragweed seem to r e spond par ticularly well to higher concentrations of car bon dioxide, as do pesky plants such as poison ivy. Allergy-related diseases rank among the most common and chronic illnesses... reports t he group. Another way global warming is bad for our health is that it increases extreme weather events that can injure or kills large numbers of peop le. According to WHO, the number of weather-related natural disasters has more than tripled since the 1960s. Likewise, increasingly variable rainfall patterns combined with higher overall temperatures are leading to extended droughts around t he world. By the 2090s, climate change is likely to widen the area affected by drought, double the frequency of extreme droughts and increase their average duration six-fold, reports WHO. One result is likely to be a downturn in agricultural prod uctivity along with a spike in malnutrition. Another is less access to safe drinking water, a trigger for poor sanitation and the spread of diarrheal d iseases not to mention r esource wars. Perhaps most worrying to public health experts, though, is the potential for global warming to cause a spike in so-called vector-borne diseases like schistosomiasis, W est Nile virus, malaria and d engue fever. Insects previo usly stopped by cold winters are already moving to higher latitudes (toward the poles), reports UCS. Researchers predict that thanks to global warming an extra two billion people, mostly in developingc ountries, will be exposed to t he dengue virus over the n ext half century. A related fear is that thawing permafrost in Polar Regions could allow other wise dor mant age-old viruses to re-emerge. Earlier this year Fr ench and Russian r esearchers discovered a 3 0,000-year-old giant virus, p reviously unknown to science, in frozen soil in Russias most northerly region. While the vir us, which r e sear c hers dubbed Pithovirus sibericum is harmless to humans and animals, its discover y has s er ved as a wake-up call to e pidemiologists about the p otential re-emergence of other viruses that could make many people sick. While some of these r e-emer g ent viruses might also be new to science, others could be revitalized versions of ones we thought we had eradicated,s uch as smallpox. C ONT A CTS: WHO, www; UCS, www ucsusa.or g. Ear thT a lk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Envir onmental Magazine ( Sendq uestions to: earthtalk@ CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 NEWS News-Leader G r a c i a s Th a n k Y o u Taste the Latin American Traditional FoodLa Tierra Prometida (The Promised Land)Will Host a Dinner Featuring an Array of Hispanic dishesSaturday, May 31st,2014 5:00 8:00 pm416 Alachua Street Fernandina Beach, FL ( the old Baptist Church)Ph. (904 We Will Have Food From:MEXICOEL SALVADORHONDURAS PUERTO RICO URUGUAY No Charge for Admission,though donations will happily be acceptedA ll Donations will go to the Building Fund for the Spanish Ministry The Promised Land t EARTH TALK Cold winters mean no global warming, right? PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAPPEL, COURTESY FLICKR Harsh winters could be further evidence of a growing climate problem. Thank you to Steve Leimberg, for photo, and the News-Leader for printing this ad. NL/PSA I solated weather events and even seasonal t rends are not an indication of global warmi ngs existence one way or another. SHELTERANIMALSNEEDHOMESTOO...Adopt a Companion Today!A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCEMENTBYTHENEWSLEADER


T his was written by Angela Daughtry of the News-Leader from oral and written reports by the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, the City of Fernandina Beach Police Department and other agencies. Arrest indicates s uspicion of crime, not guilt. Anyone with information a bout criminal activity can contact the Fernandina Beach Police Department at 277-7342 or the Nassau County Sheriffs Office anonymously by calling 225-0147 in Yulee or Fernandina Beach, or 879-2136 in Callahan, Hilliard or Bryceville. The We Tip prog ram 1-800-78CRIME also allows callers to leave anonymous tips. S S w w i i m m m m e e r r d d r r o o w w n n s s o o f f f f c c i i t t y y b b e e a a c c h h A fisherman saw what he believed to be a body at the n orth end of Fernandina Beach near the jetties about 11 a.m. Saturday. The Fernandina Beach Police Department and the Nassau County Sheriff Office Marine Unit responded and recovered the remains of a female swimmer reported missing the day before. Dianne E. Hardenbergh, 51, 1125 North Fletcher Ave., was the victim. Fernandina Beach Police and Fire/Rescue had responde d to reports of a swimmer in d istress on the north end about 9 :45 p.m. Friday. Officers spoke to several witnesses who saw a swimmer in the water and feared she may be in distress. The investigation determined that an adult female was swimming with f riends when she was observed f urther out than the rest of the g roup. She appeared to be in distr e ss and ef f or ts to r each her failed. A search continued through the night with assistance from the Sheriffs Marine Unit, Jacksonville Fir e and Rescue D epartment Marine Unit and U .S. Coast Guard. S S t t u u d d e e n n t t c c h h a a r r g g e e d d w w i i t t h h t t h h r r e e a a t t s s A 16-year-old 10th-grade student at Fernandina Beach High School confessed to sending threatening text messages thats chool staff feared was a threat o f violence, city police said in a pr e ss r e lease Thursday The student, who claimed t he messages were intended as a joke, has been charged with two misdemeanor offenses, Disruption of a School Function and Cyber-bullying. In addition, the student now faces administrative sanctions after review b y school administrators. According to police, the h igh school staff received disturbing information (Wednesday) that appeared to indicate that an incident of violence might occur on campus (Thursdayf was sufficiently and rightfully concerned, although the information was not specific, no specific t hreat was made and no suspect was identified. Police said at least four text messages were received by four different students. Three of the messages, although containing crude and violent imagery, appeared likely to be a poor attempt at humor, while t he fourth text suggested that the recipient should not attend school on Thursday, police said. The text messages were generated from an unknown text service and the investigation focused on attempting to identify the sender. School Resource Officer Al Smith investigated, which led to the interview of the student who confessed. There was never a direct t hreat of a mass shooting or s tabbing at the school, although t hese rumors have persisted based on partial information passed around among students and parents, police said. Additional police officers were assigned to patrol the high school campus, and all of our s chools, during the rest of this w eek as a precautionary measu re only and to ease the mind of the students and par e nts. The school campus was never in lock-down status, police said. A A t t t t e e m m p p t t e e d d r r o o b b b b e e r r y y A man wanted for the a ttempted ar m ed r obber y of a Hilliar d woman was ar r ested Thursday in Charlton County Ga. Stephen Mack Owens, 32, of Hilliard allegedly approached an elderly woman while she was attempting to enter her caro n May 14. T he suspect wor e panty hose over his face and bran dished a knife, police said. The v ictims son noticed the knife and advanced on the suspect, according to a Nassau County Sheriffs Office press release. The suspect ultimately ran across US 1. 3 3 i i m m p p e e r r s s o o n n a a t t e e o o f f f f i i c c e e r r s s Three suspects impersonated narcotics officers early May 11 at Peters Point, illegally searching a victim and his vehicle, according to a press release from the Nassau County Sheriffs Office. The suspects were d escribed as two white males and one white female who reportedly stole the victims handgun and left the scene in a silver or white Honda Civic with a Georgia tag. One suspect was later identified and arrested in Canton, Ga., by Canton City Police on M ay 16 on an outstanding Nassau County warrant. Gregory Travis Shields, 32, of Fernandina Beach is to be transferred to be booked into the Nassau County Jail. A second male suspect was said to be arrested in Cobb County, Ga., but he was not identified. The female suspect was described as possibly in her early 20s with blond/light brown hair. The sheriffs office asks anyo ne with information to contact N CSO Investigations at 5484 078. T T r r i i d d e e n n t t s s t t o o l l e e n n A trident was stolen from a Poseidon statue on South Fletcher Avenue around 3:20 a .m. May 12, according to city p olice report. A homeowner on South Fletcher A v enue told police he had video surveillance of a trident being taken from a Poseidon statue in his front yard, the report stated. V ideo footage showed two p eople walking north past the s tatue at 3:20 a.m. and also s howed one person touching the beach access sign nearby Four minutes later the video showed a person coming back to the statue with a shirt covering his face, the report stated, and unscr ewing the tri dent from the statue. Both s uspects were then seen runn ing down the access path to the beach, accor d ing to the report. T he report stated there is also a surveillance camera connected to the telephone pole at the beach access area. Video from that camera was also viewed by police and the beach access sign was processed for f ingerprints. According to the report, the trident was valued at $ 1,250. W W o o m m a a n n m m i i s s s s i i n n g g a a f f t t e e r r t t h h e e f f t t A woman was missing May 18 after allegedly shoplifting $100 worth of merchandise from a local department store, a ccording to a city police report. A loss prevention officer told police that a white female in her 20s left the store around 6:40 p.m. with several items in her bag, bypassing all points of sale. When the officer tried to stop the woman in the front p arking lot, she allegedly became violent and struck several blows to (the officers) right arm and pushed her away, forcing her to almost lose her balance, according to the report. The woman then ran south across Sadler Road and into a wooded area. During a search of the area, police recovered the stolen merchandise but the woman was not found. A store surveillance video showed a y oung woman who matched t he loss prevention officers d escription of the suspect. While police were investigating, the womans roommate came to the scene and told police she was worried about her friend, who had gone into the store to buy an outfit for a f uneral. Her description of her r oommate matched the suspect o n the video. The r o ommate br o ught police to the suspects Ford truck, parked at the far end of the stores lot. The windows were rolled up and the keys wer e in the ignition. The vehi c le had no back window and a s mall dog was in the front seat. D ue to the length of time that had passed, the Nassau Humane Society was contact ed and animal control took the dog to the shelter. Police attempted to locate the woman at her r esidence and place of employment without s uccess and contacted the State A ttor n ey s Of fice seeking an ar r e st war rant for the theft. The loss prevention officer s uffered minor scratches to her forearm and hand during the incident, according to the report. W W o o m m a a n n s s t t i i l l l l m m i i s s s s i i n n g g Carissa Lynn Sheen, 22, who is 5-feet, 6 inches tall, weighing about 125 pounds with black hair, blue eyes and various tattoos, was reported missing on April 24. She was last seen by her family on April 11 on Cashenwood Drive. S he has been reported missing in the past. However, there is some concern that she is depressed over the loss of her brother last year. She also has not taken medication prescribed for her to treat issues relating to schizophrenia. She has black hair but has been known to dye it blonde, green and other colors. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Fernandina Beach P olice Department at 277-7342. F F e e l l o o n n y y a a r r r r e e s s t t s s n Elizabeth Sage Levy, 20, Jacksonville, May 18, possession of cocaine, possession of opium derivative, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, trafficking in an o pium derivative, possession of h eroin, possession of drug parapher n alia. n Anthony Fitzgerald Wyche, 30, Jacksonville, May 18, possession of cocaine. n Calvin Neil Stephens, 39, Lakeland, May 16, possessiono f a weapon by a convicted f elon, possession of less than 2 0 grams of marijuana. n Kyle Rashad Por t er f ield, 26, Dur ham, N.C., May 16, bringing a controlled substance (oxycodone n Jennifer Renee Embree, 33, 95102 Douglas Road, Fer nandina Beach, May 16, violat ion of probation/obtaining a c ontr o lled substance by fraud, grand theft, dealing in stolen property. n S teven Thomas McKeever, 20, Manorville, N.Y., May 16, possession of over 20 grams of marijuana. n David Lee Powell, 52, 625 Gaines Lane, Fernandina Beach, May 16, Clay County w arrant, armed burglary, grand theft firearm, petit theft, burg lary of a conveyance, grand theft auto, grand theft. n James Albert Hiser, 36, 1775 Hammock Drive, Fernandina Beach, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. n Michele Ulissi, 57, 85158 Elise Road, Yulee, May 15, batt ery on a person 65 years of age or older. n Juliette Angela Kwiaton, 30, Kingsland, Ga., May 15, Camden County warrant, violation of probation/financial fraud. n Thomas Caroll Willis, 25, 54044 Crews Road, Fernandina B each, May 14, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. n Celena Virginia Whitaker, 40, 54439 Church Road, Callahan, May 14, Wayne County, Ga., warrant, fugitive from justice. n Robert Edwin Shreve, 68, Jacksonville, May 14, driving while license permanently revoked, attached tag not assigned to vehicle. n Keyshand Donley, 35, 3 7205 Railroad St., Hilliard, M ay 14, Nassau County warr ant, armed robbery, aggravated assault. n Thomas Joachim Erdman, 48, 1314 Clinch Drive, Fernandina Beach, May 14, possession of crack cocaine. n Louis James Paris, 38, D orchester, Mass., May 13, s tate warrant, armed robbery. n B laine Preston Swaim, 21, 95323 Kar e n W a lk, Fer nandina Beach, May 13, Nassau County warrant, criminal mischief. n Dwelly Monroe Biggs Jr., 30, Jacksonville, May 13, state war rant, violation of pr obation. n L arry Richard Hester, 51, W aycross, Ga., May 13, Nassau C ounty war r ant, violation of pr o bation/possession of a con tr olled substance. n John William Brown, 49, 850430 US17, Lot 38, Yulee, May 13, Nassau County capias, driving while license per ma nently revoked. n C orey Allen Carter, 21, J acksonville, May 12, Nassau County war r ant, violation of probation/sale of cannabis. 10A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK P OLICE REPORT The following report was compiled by Angela Daughtr y NewsLeader staff, from the May 22 court docket of Circuit Court Judge Robert M. Foster. n J ohn Raymond Bell III pleaded guilty to sale, deliver y pur c hase or manufactur e of marijuana and adjudication was withheld. He was sentenced to 18 months drug offender probation with random urinalysis and a drug/alcohol evaluation and any r ecommended tr eatment. He was or dered to pay $518 in court costs, $150 to the Public Defenders Office and $100 to the State Attorneys Office. n Corey Allen Carter was ser ved an af fidavit and denied a violation of probation being ser ved for possession of mari juana with intent to sell, deliver, manufactur e or pur chase, pos session of controlled substance paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis,n o citation, and two counts of sale, deliver y purchase or manufactur e of marijuana. n Michael DeAngelis pleaded guilty to sale, manufacture or delivery with intent to sell a contr olled substance and sale, manufacture or delivery of a contr olled substance and was adjudicated guilty He was deemed a habitual offender by the state due to prior convictions in Baker and Duval counties and was sentenced to 30 months in a state prison on each count, to r un concur r ently He was ordered to pay a total of $1,036 in cour t costs, $300 to the Public Defenders Office and $200 to the State Attor ney s Office. He will be held at Nassau County Jail and then transported to prison after hear-i ng June 5 that he r equested. n Dar r ell Anthony Goodson pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and driving while license suspended, habitual of fender. n Ceasar Jabari Hall pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, no citation, and possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, no citation, and adjudication was withheld. He was sentenced to 12 months drug offender probation with random urinalysis and a dr ug/alcohol evaluation within 60 days and any recommended tr eatment. He was ordered to pay $518 in court costs, $150 to the Public Defenders Office and $100 to the State Attor ney s Of fice. n Andrew Todd Kight was served an affidavit and denied a violation of pr obation being served for possession of a contr olled substance and driving under the influence of alcohol. n T eddy Leon McLain pleaded guilty to burglary of a structure or conveyance and grand theft and was adjudicatedg uilty He was sentenced to 18 months in a state prison with cr e dit for time ser ved, to r un concurrently with another case. He was ordered to pay $2,750 in restitution, $418 in court costs, $150 to the Public Defender s Office and $100 to the State Attor ney s Office. The judge has no objection to Geor gia picking up McLain to answer to a charge there, but Georgia must put a hold on him and return him to Florida to serve his sentence. n Lisa Michelle Mor ris pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. n Ashley Spencer Reeves pleaded guilty to dealing in stolen pr oper ty giving false ver ification of ownership to a pawnbroker and grand theft, and adjudication was withheld. She was sentenced to 18 months dr ug offender probation with random urinalysis and a dr ug/alcohol evaluation and any recommended treatment. Probation may be terminated early if special conditions arem et. She paid $800 in r estitution to the victim and was or d er ed to pay $418 in cour t costs and $100 to the State Attorneys Office. n Frank Peter Schaub pleaded guilty to possession of mar ijuana over 20 grams and was adjudicated guilty He was not pr osecuted on a charge of possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 18 months probation and must have a drug/alcohol evaluation within 60 days. Pr obation may be ter minated after 12 months if in full compliance with special conditions. He was ordered to pay $518 in court costs and $100 to the State Attorneys Office. n A jur y trial date of July 14 was set for Robert Louis Smith, charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender, no motorcycle endorsement on driver s license, no motor vehicle registration and attaching a tag improperly or not assigned. n Elbert Lee Thornton pleaded guilty to possession off ir earm ammunition by a convicted felon and was adjudicat ed guilty He was sentenced to 18 months in a state prison, to run concurrently with a Duval County case. He is also to ber eturned to Duval County to be sentenced and then will go to prison. He was or der ed to pay $418 in cour t costs and $100 to the State Attorneys Office. Civil citations were discharged. n Wade Earnest Turner pleaded not guilty to grand theft. n Aaron Thomas Young was ser ved an af fidavit and admitted to violations of probation being ser ved for two counts of sale, manufacture or delivery with intent to sell a controlled substance and adjudication was withheld. Pr obation was revoked and terminated and he was sentenced to time served in Nassau County Jail and or der ed to pay $2,077.68 in outstanding costs. COURT REPORT Carissa Sheen APU BLICSE RVICEAN NOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Cooper Meyers Sales Dan Gamble Sales Manager Jon Altman Sales Harrison Crisp Sales Ryan Cramer SalesStacey GemberlingInternet Sales ManagerWayne Aflleje Sales2012 Honda Civic EX Fully Loaded with Sunroof Now on Sale $17,525STK#4456A 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320Luxury 4 matic sedan Now on Sale $9,500STK#4432BB 2008Dodge Ram 1500 Nice 2 door, 3 passenger truck Now on Sale $12,990STK#4488BB 2013 Hyundai Accent GLS SedanFully Loaded, Just like newNow on Sale $15,495STK#4311C 2013 Dodge Durango Crew Fully Loaded with low miles Now on Sale $33,500STK#4333A 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SedanFully loaded, Sophisticated sedan Now on Sale $21,500STK#4224A 2012 Toyota Tundra Limited Crew Max, 4 Wheel Drive Now on Sale $39,999STK#4440A 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Max SedanSporty 4 Door Sedan Now onSale $26,995STK#3602E 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS SUVThis SUV has comfort and style Now on Sale $11,475STK#4451A2008 Honda CR-V LX SUV Fully Loaded with 4x4 Now on Sale $13,350STK#4464AA 2012 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Fully Loaded with low miles Now on Sale $28,475STK#4376C 2012 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible Sporty and Fully Loaded Now on Sale $26,500STK#4345A 2013 Dodge Charger Sedan Low Miles, Very Clean Now on Sale $28,280STK#4269A2007 Chrysler Pacifica TouringFully Loaded with low milesNow on Sale $11,990STK#4140A 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Max SedanSporty 4 Door Sedan Now onSale $26,995STK#3602E 2013 Dodge Dart Sedan Fully Loaded, Low miles Now on Sale $19,600STK#4292A2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SedanFully Loaded, Good on Gas Now on Sale $14,400STK#4447B 2011 Acura TL SH-AWD Sedan Fully Loaded, Low miles Now on Sale $25,500STK#4367B 2003 GMC Yukon XLSTK#4322ANow on Sale $6,300 2008 Kia Spectra Sport Ex Sedan STK#4321A Now on Sale $6,500 2001Honda Odyssey LX STK#4454ANow only $4,400 2005 Grand Cherokee STK#4476A Now on Sale $9,999 2006 Chevrolet Equinox STK#4394A Now on Sale $8,500 2007 Ford F-150 XL TSTK#4431BNow on Sale $14,995 2012 Chevrolet CruzeExcellent Gas Mileage Low PaymentsNow only$13,995STK#4270A2010 Dodge Journey SXT SUV Loaded with lots of room Now on Sale $15,400STK#4432A 2008 Mercedes Benz C-Class C350Sporty Fully Loaded LeatherNow on Sale$18,995STK#4189B Rick Fergusson Sales 2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE V6 Nice Convertible, Beach Ready Now on Sale $12,995STK#4472A 2014 DODGE DURANGO 2014 DODGE JOURNEYStarting as low as $19,985 0% APR available 12 to choose from 2014 JEEP WRANGLERStarting as low as $25,9752&4Door in stock 31 Available Starting as low as $22,995 1.9% APR available Introducing 90 days until first payment* Over 44 Rams available Starting as low as $25,995 0% APR available 7to choose fromStarting as low as $29,855 0% APR available 10 to choose from Starting as low as $16,9950% up to 60 months/1.9% APR up to 72 months From SE to RT, we have them all! 18 to choose from 2014 JEEP CHEROKEEOVER 167 AVAILABLE DAILYStarting as low as $22,9950.9% APR available 15 to choose from 2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEEStarting as low as $29,7730% APR available 8to choose from 2014 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500 2014 DODGE DART 0% financing, O down payment with approved credit, subject to change. All prices include rebates and are plus tax and all fees. See dealer for full details.2014 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY C C o o m m e e J J o o i i n n U U s s f f o o r r o o u u r r4 4 D D a a y y M M o o n n t t h h E E n n d d S S A A L L E E !


I I ts difficult to say why this is so. Is it large-scale c hanging seasonal patt erns? Is it natures adaptations to more storms, floods and droughts around thec ountry? Is it wildlife reacting t o mans direct effects on natural habitats? Whatever it is, ar ound our par ts, the times they ar e a-changing. For instance, it used to be that white pelicans, those large cousins of our common brown pelicans, are onlyf ound in our Intracoastal w aters during the winter m onths. When their inland lake br e eding habitats in the western and central United States get too cold for them, these snowbirds move south. A number of them have been regularly seen during our wint er months, living a saltwater l ife in our coastal marshes. But now if you have a boat and ply our waters year round ther e is a chance you will see at least a few of them in all months. Some of the nonbreeding birds now stay herey ear round. A nd, what about those pink r o seate spoonbills? They have the opposite migratory habits of the white pelicans and are her e with us during the war m summer months. Their win ters are spent in their breeding habitats from St. Augustine and points s outh. But t his past year people have reported a few spoonbills in our area year-roundt oo. S o now, j ust like our human yearround residents, our human snowbir ds and our summer r esidents, sometimes these two species meet up. And where do they meet? At the bar, of course! N o, you wont see them at S liders, or Sandy Bottoms or t he Sur f It s the sand bars and oyster bars that both white pelicans and roseate spoonbills seek out when they visit us. The year -r ound egr e ts and herons already know these places but when these visitorsa rrive they have to give up s ome of their turf to the visit ors, just like r e gular patrons need to share their barstools at their favorite watering hole. On a boating trip with our friends Susan and Flip, we saw this co-mingling first hand. It was late April and Flip was just telling us that he had-n t yet seen spoonbills this y ear and wouldnt you know it? We rounded a corner with our boat and there they were,a handful of spoonbills shuf fling their flat beaks in the water along the edge of am udflat and oyster bed, early a rrivals for the summer. B ut even better it tur ned out that the spoonbills were just part of a chain of birds all staked out at their own barstools along the bank. Leading the line of birds were some beautiful white pelicans,i n non-breeding plumage, that h ave decided to forgo to s pring migration nor t h they were most likely young birds that saw no need to join the fray that had alr eady moved nor th to br eed. Why bother with moving all that distance when starting a family is not on their agenda and there isp lenty of room here at the B ells River bar The spoonbills came next in the line of birds along the bank. These bir ds too were not in their colorful breeding plumage and their feathers were barely pink but still unmistakable. Some spoonb ills at the time were still nesti ng at the Alligator Far m in St. Augustine, but these wer e also most likely young birds not caught up in the br eeding fr enzy And for them, too, the attractions of the goodies at the Bells River bar were goode nough. F inally at the end of the c hain of bir d s fishing along the mud flat and oyster bed was a lone snowy egret, one of our year -r o und r e sident bir ds. For now at least, ther e seemed to be room for one and all at this local bar. O ther species besides t hese water birds are also s howing changes in their ranges and migratory patterns. Many other bird species ar e also showing changes in their summer and winter ranges, providing much excitement among local bird enthusiasts sometimess eeing some species in their a r e as for the first time. Reptiles, amphibians, insects, you name it, they all have changing distributions. Even plants ar e showing changes in their ranges. For instance, mangroves, those tropical and subtr opical saltwater species o f trees and shrubs, are i ncreasing in extent at their n orthern areas near St. A ugustine and the fauna they shelter is increasing along with them. The wor ds climate change seem to be politically sensitive these days, but the evidence is all around us. The natural world is adapting to changes in climate and more extr eme weather patter ns, and theres no denying it. Lets just hope that with all these changes ther e is still room for all of us at the bar! Pat Foster-Turley is a zoologist on Amelia Island. She welcomes your natur e questions and observations. p atandbucko@y ahoo com 12A W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Meeting up at the bar (the sandbar) PHOTOS BY PAT FOSTER-TURLEY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER R oseate spoonbills, which are normally here in the summer, right, and white pelicans, normally here in the winter, above, all meet up at a sand and oyster bar on the Bells River. WILD WAYS Pat F os ter-T u rle y So now, just like our human year-round residents, our human snowbirds and our summer residents, sometimes these two species meet up. And where do they meet? At the bar, of course! 277-3942 CFC 1426558 F LCFC 057478GAMPR 006661 474390 E. S.R. 200 Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 DEER W ALK A nother thing to invest in is your plumbing.Come by,call or email emergency service.Sales,servi ce and installation for commercial,residential or industrial needs. S howroom and counter sales open for you.Real people answer our phones! U nit for lease call Andrea 277-3942.Visit Recovered Resources Group,The K notty Beader,The Blindman & Robin,Metabolic Research Center,The S avory Market,Vape-Out,Jazzercize and Crumps Barbershop.On site management!. DEER TRA CKS O ur plumbing family isproud to announce Yulee High School senior B ELLA GONZALEZ as our DYLAN MCCORMICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP w inner B ella will be a ttending the Univ ersity of Florida.Investing in our y outh is a win/win situation.Come by the coffee is on!


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK OUTDOORS/ TIDES WEDNESDAY, MAY28, 2014NEWS-LEADER/ FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDAFlorida State, champions of the ACC Atlantic Division and seeded second in the conference baseball championship last week in Greensboro, N.C., placed six student-athletes on the 2014 AllACC teams, as announced May 19 by the Atlantic Coast Conference. D.J. Stewart of Yulee, who garnered All-ACC honors for the second year in a row, became the seventh Seminole in school history to garner Player of the Year accolades. The sophomore outfielder is the first Seminole to win the award since James Ramsey took home the individual honor in 2012. Stewart is the fourth Seminole outfielder to win the award joining J.D. Drew (1997), John Ford-Griffin (2001) and Ramsey (2012). John Nogowski (1B), Jose Brizuela (3B) and Luke Weaver (SP) joined Stewart on the All-ACC first team, while junior Josh Delph (DH/UT) and senior Gage Smith (RP) were named to the third team. Stewart finished the regular season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in nine offensive categories while leading in average (.362), on-base percentage (.478) and slugging percentage (.588) and tied in RBI (47) and doubles (19). A semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, Stewart finished league play hitting .388 with 11 doubles, four home runs and 30 RBI in 26 games. The Yulee native and graduate of The Bolles School in Jacksonville leads the team with 19 multi-hit games, including a careerhigh four hits three times. Stewart has r eached base safely in 47 of the 48 games in which he has played this year. Florida State dropped to 1-1 in pool play of the 2014 ACC Baseball Tournament Friday; the fourth-ranked Seminoles came up short despite a late rally, falling 5-3 to Maryland inside NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C. In the sixth inning, Stewart reached base on a fielding error to load the bases with two outs. But Florida State couldn't capitalize on the error. Stewart walked in eighth inning and scored the third run of the inning. The loss was the first for Florida State against Maryland in the ACC Tournament in three all-time meetings. A four-run seventh inning coupled with a tremendous defensive play in the eighth sparked fourth-ranked Florida State's (43-15) 6-4 come-from-behind victory over thirdranked Virginia (44-13) Saturday in the final game of pool play competition at the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship. The Seminoles concluded pool play with a 2-1 record, while the Cavaliers finished at 1-2. The win evened the season series with Vi r ginia while it snapped a three-game losing streak to the Cavaliers in the ACC T ournament. The win also made FSU Coach Mike Martin the all-time winningest coach in ACC T ournament history moving the Hall of Fame coach ahead of Clemson's Bill Wilhelm for the top spot. The win was Martin's 65th career victory in the tournament. The 2014 NCAA Baseball Championship commences Friday with the regional tournaments. Florida State takes on Georgia Southern at 6 p.m. Friday in Tallahassee. Fans can receive in-game updates on T witter @FSU_Baseball. Like the Seminole Baseball team on Facebook at www.facebook. com/FSUBaseball and follow the team on Instagram (NoleBaseball). Live stats will be available through the ACC's website. Florida State’s D.J. Stewart of Yulee was named one of 35 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy as announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball, is based on two rounds of national voting. This is the 28th year of the Dick Howser T rophy presented by Easton Foundations. The finalists will be announced June 5. The 2014 award will be presented at TD Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha, the home of the College World Series for the fourth year. The winner will be unveiled on June 14 at 10 a.m. central tie, the opening day of the 2014 CWS. The Dick Howser Trophy, given in memory of the former Florida State University AllAmerica shortstop and major league player and manager, who died of brain cancer in 1987, is regarded by many as college baseball’s most prestigious award. Criteria for consideration of the trophy include performance on the field, leadership, moral character and courage, qualities that were exemplified by Dick Howser’s life. FSUs Stewart named ACC Player of the Year LARRY NOVEY/FSU ATHLETICS ROSS OBLEY/FSU ATHLETICSD.J. Stewart of Yulee doubles April 6 for the Seminoles, right. The Florida State University sophomore was named the ACCPlayer of the Year. Stewart Y ulee High School graduate Spencer Acosta will play football at LaGrange College. "We are happy for Spencer and the opportunity to play at the next level and get a great education,"said father Earl Acosta. Spencer was recruited by Sean McNamee, who is a Fernandina Beach High School graduate and linebacker coach at LaGrange. "First thing we look at is academics," McNamee said. "It's very important to us that our students take their education serious. "When we saw Spencer's film, he just jumps off the screen at you and shows great potential for development. Spencer is explosive off the ball; his speed and strength will fit nicely on our defensive scheme. "We see him with potential to come in and contribute early to our pass defense." Acosta plans to study business and sports medicine. "LaGrange seems to have interest In local talent," Earl Acosta said. "They acquired several athletes in this area in r ecent years." Acosta will join FBHS graduate Conner McNamee, who is a junior starting linebacker at LaGrange. Acosta will trade Yulee green and gold for the red and black of the Panthers. He chose LaGrange but was considering offers from Milsaps in Jackson, Miss., and Stetson in DeLanda. Yu lee's DT Morgan Sutton, OT Austin Williams and FB Chad Kern FB are also prospects in the area. Acosta's brother, Zane Cruz, will leave for Charleston Southern June 8, where he will play linebacker. He plans to study sports medicine with a goal of physical therapist.SUBMITTEDSpencer Acosta, a recent graduate of Yulee High School, has signed a national letter of intent to play football at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Ga. Pictured are, front row from left, Yulee defensive line coach M. Berry, Spencer "Bink" Acosta, mother Sandy Catto; back row, brother and senior D1 commit to Charleston Southern Zane Cruz, father Earl Acosta and coach Kendall Todd, defensive line at LaGrange College. Ac osta to play football at LaGrange HEATHER PERRY/NEWS-LEADERClay Hewitt and Katie Sipes accept scholarships from Mike and Dawn Hagle, Amelia Island Runners president and secretary, during the recent Fernandina Beach High School Senior Awards Assembly. Mike Castner of the Nassau Sport Fishing Association presented Yulee High School graduate Jessimine Bella Gonzalez with the annual Johnny Thirsk Memorial Scholarship earlier this month. The scholarship is $1,000 per year for two years. Gonzalez plans to attend the University of Florida and will major in biology. She has more than 150 hours of community service; was the 2013 Girls State Nominee for the American Legion Auxiliary; was the Parliamentarian Officer of the YHS National Honor Society; was a member of the YHS marching band; participated in the Northeast Florida Academic W orld Quest; was active in Student Government at YHS; participated in the YHS Engineering Club; and was a member of the YHS tennis team and the Nassau County Sheriff's Office Explorers. Thirsk valued hard work, achievement, community involvement and living life to the fullest.SUBMITTED S CHOLARSHIP WINNERS


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Shark hunt!Record numbers of visitors vacationed at Amelia Island this past Memorial Day weekend and the beaches, hotels, restaurants, golf courses and local fishing waters were the big attraction. Cumberland Sound was jam packed with sport fishing boats targeting a wide variety of gamefish, including a fresh run of cobia, red drum, whiting and a wide variety of pelagic sharks. In fact shark fishing has been so good lately, the arrival of Memorial Day weekend was a dead ringer for the 1975 "Jaws" movie Steven Spielberg directed while filming on Martha's V ineyard, Mass. In the movie, a giant great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town. Fortunately, Amelia Island is a safe place for swimming and, as far as records show, there has never been a shark fatality. Shark fishing has been a huge draw for visitors to Amelia Island during the spring, summer and fall fishing seasons, particularly in the deep fishy waters of Cumberland Sound. The Joe Ail family of St. Louis, Mo., vacationed on Amelia Island and were soon shark fishing aboard the local charter fishing boat Southern Style guided by Capt. Tony Peeples. "We anchored up just northwest of Fort Clinch in the Shark Hole when Clayton Melrose soon hooked into a decent size fish," Peoples said. "After a lengthy fight, Clayton was able to wear a six-foot dusky shark out and soon reeled his toothy fish up to the transom of my fishing boat. "Do you want to take a picture of this big shark before we release it?" "We want to eat it," Mary Ail said. Peeples obliged by gaffing the six-foot dusky shark and placing Melrose's catch in a safe place on his charter fishing boat. During the rest of their morning of shark fishing at Cumberland Sound Saturday, the Ail fishing party caught and released a variety of sharks, including spinner, black tip, dusky and bonnethead. Excellent eating whiting were also caught and kept for an excellent seafood lunch later at the Salty Pelican. "Chef Mauricio Hernandez prepared our dusky shark three different ways, including blackened, broiled and fried, and it was simply delicious," Mary Ail said. "Our family typically vacations on the west coast of Florida; this is the first time that we have spent our vacation on Amelia Island. "Our family had a wonderful time and simply fell in love with Amelia Island. Also our shark fishing experience aboard the Southern Style was simply the highlight of our vacation." Mary Ail also explained that she planned on keeping Amelia Island a secret as it is not as crowded as the many west coast resort destinations there family has visited. On returning to the Fernandina Harbor Marina with their big shark catch, Peeples was soon filleting out proportional servings of shark, which would be prepared later at the OUTDOORSTerry Lacoss OUTDOORS2BWEDNESDAY, MAY28, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader SPORTS SHORTSF F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h P P o o p p W W a a r r n n e e r rFernandina Beach Pop Warner football and cheerleader registration is now open for the 2014 season. Visit for additional information. I I n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e 5 5 K KOn July 4, the Vida Race Series sixth annual Independence 5K will take place at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Afavorite of runners, participants can race, run or walk through the shaded, tree-canopied resort. Additionally, a one-mile Youth Fun Run will be held immediately after the 5K is finished, so pint-size junior family members can join in the fun. This year’s race will be chip timed. The courses will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park parking lot, next to the Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Highway. Check-in and day-of-registration is from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m. Youth Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. A wards will be given out to the top overall male and female and the top three male and female winners in 14 age categories. All children in the fun run get an award for finishing. Pre-register by mail (forms can be found on; in person (forms are available at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Health & Fitness Center and the McArthur Family YMCA); or register directly online at Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and under). Make checks out to Vida Fitness. Preregistration closes July 3 at 9 a.m. Day-of registration checks and cash only will be accepted. All pre-registered participants receive a goody bag, which will include one race T-shirt and surprises from race sponsors. O O r r g g a a n n i i z z e e d d b b i i k k e e r r i i d d e e s sThere are organized bicycle rides Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach. Park near the miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders of A(18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the group) all participate. The ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops along the way and loops back to the starting point at around 10 miles before continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. There is also a regular ride Mondays for experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. The starting points and distances for these rides will be announced. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are mandatory. Call 261-5160 or visit, group/sriders or Y M M C C A A s s u u m m m m e e r r s s p p o o r r t t s sThe McArthur Family YMCAis now registering for basketball, swim team, swim lessons and sports camps for the summer. Contact Jenna Scott at or 261-1080, ext 109.K K i i d d s s f f i i s s h h i i n n g g c c l l i i n n i i c cThe Florida Department of Environ-mental Protection’s Fort Clinch State Park is partnering with the Friends of Fort Clinch, Inc., Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and Fish Florida to conduct a Kids’Fishing Clinic May 31 to teach lessons on knot tying, fishing ethics, tackle, habitat, casting and more. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the state park pier. The clinic is open to children ages five to 15 and will be held on the Atlantic Fishing Pier at Fort Clinch State Park. The first 500 kids will take home their own rod and reel combo. A free hot dog lunch will be provided to every participant. Bring your family to enjoy a fun day of saltwater fishing. For additional information, contact the park at 277-7274 or visit www.floridastate B o o w w l l i i n n g g l l e e a a g g u u e e s sA senior league bowling is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Nassau Bowling off US 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays.J J a a g g u u a a r r s s   t t i i c c k k e e t t r r e e n n e e w w a a l l c c a a m m p p a a i i g g n nThe Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off their 2014 season ticket renewal campaign with an all-new, innovative experience for their season ticket holders. With the launch of their digital ebrochure allowing a seamless renewal process, as well as new stadium renovations providing five new exciting seating options and the season ticket holder rewards program Jags 365, this year’s fan experience will provide a whole new level of service and excitement. Vi sit for information.S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or or visit for information.B B e e a a n n u u m m p p i i r r e eBaseball and softball umpires can join the fastest growing umpires association in Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires Association. River City Umpires is currently recruiting men and women interested in officiating baseball and softball. If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County, contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or visit FE R N A N D I N ABE A C HTI D E ST T i i d d e e s s , S S u u n n & & M M o o o o n n : : M M a a y y 2 2 8 8 J J u u n n e e 4 4 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Sat. 5/31 Sun. 6/01 Mon. 6/02 T ues. 6/03 Fri. 5/30 Thur. 5/29W ed.6/04Sunrise 6:24A Moonrise 6:24ANew Moon2:43P Sunset 8:21P Moonset 8:22PW ed.5/28Low 3:07A 1.68' High 9:24A7. 73'Low 3:07P1.47' High 9:48P8.80'Sunrise 6:24A Moonrise 7:12A Sunset 8:22P Moonset 9:14P Sunrise 6:24A Moonrise 8:02A Sunset 8:22P Moonset 9:02P Sunrise 6:23A Moonrise 8:54A Sunset 8:23P Moonset 10:46PLow 3:50A1.69'High 10:08A 7.64' Low 3:49P1. 61'High 10:29P8.66' Low 4:31A1.78'High 10:51A 7.54' Low 4:30P1. 82'High 11:09P8.48 Low 5:10A1.95'High 11:33A 7.44' Low 5:10P2. 08'High 11:48P8.28Sunrise 6:23A Moonrise 9:46A Sunset 8:23P Moonset 11:27PLow 5:50A 2.16' High 12:14P7. 35'Low 5:52P2.38'Sunrise 6:23A Moonrise 10:38A Sunset 8:24PHigh 12:28A8. 09'Low 6 :30A2.36' High 12:55P7.30'Low 6:35P 2.68'Moonset 12:04A Sunrise 6:23A Moonrise 11:31P Sunset 8:24PT ide calculations are for Amelia River, Fernandina Beach. No corrections are necessary.Sun & Moon events are also calculated for Fernandina Beach, although actual times may vary because ofland masses.High 1:48A7. 75'Low 7 :55A2.64' High 2:21P7.31'Low 8:14P 3.11' 904-277-6969 $ $10 10ANY SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGEOFF OFFHigh 1:07A7. 90'Low 7 :11A2.53' High 12:37P7.28'Low 7:22A 2.93'Moonset 12:40A Sunrise 6:23A Moonrise 12:23P Sunset 8:25P waterfront restaurant Salty Pelican by Chef Mauricio Hernandez. "As soon as I began to filet that big shark both daughters, Jamie and Julie Ails began exploring the stomach of the big shark with their bare hands," Peeples said. "Most women would back off and look the other way, those Ail girls were really outdoor ladies." Peeples enjoys targeting dangerous sharks at Cumberland Sound during the warmer fishing seasons of spring, summer and fall. However, his outdoor adventures are enjoyed year round while hunting dangerous game, including alligators and black bears. Peeples employs 5/0 Penn fishing reels filled with 50-pound monofilament fishing line and outfitted to a 30to 50-pound class boat r od. A 12-foot section 150-pound shock leader is attached to the main fishing line and at the business end a 8/0 3407 Mustad shark hook is tied. For bait Peeples fishes with large chunks of whiting, bluefish or croaker fished dead on the bottom. Best shark fishing tide is the last of the incoming tide at Cumberland Sound. Fishermen are allowed to keep one shark per day or two per vessel. There is no minimum size limit for Atlantic sharpnose, blacknose, blacktip, bonnethead, finetooth and smooth dogfish sharks. There is a 54-inch from the fork of the tail to the tip of the nose minimum size limit for all other species of sharks.SPECIAL PHOTOS Clayton Melrose landed this six-foot dusky shark Memorial Day weekend while fishing with Capt. Tony Peeples aboard the charter fishing boat Southern Style, top. Pictured are, from left, Melrose, Mary and Joe Ail; front row, daughters Jamie and Julie Ail. Peeples is pictured with a trophy black bear he harvested during a past Georgia bear-hunting season, left. Peeples is well know n for hunting dangerous bears in the woods, cornering them with his hunting dogs. Most local outdoorsmen know Peeples as a local charter fishing captain. However, he also likes to hunt dangerous game like this nine-foot alligator he harvested during a Sati lla River alligator hunt, right.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACKWEDNESDAY, MAY28, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader 3BThe ladies 18-hole golf group at The Golf Club of Amelia Island held its annual Queen of Clubs shootout May 14. Nine winners of the monthly Queen of Clubs tournament, which crowns the player with the best net score the day of the tournament, began the day with hopes of becoming the overall Queen of Clubs Champion. Marty Evans, Nancy Carpenter, Sue Lansdell, Melinda McGrath, Sue Burke, Sharon Badenoch, Linda Larabee, Eileen Klein and Kate Wiest all teed off on the first hole. The highest net score on the hole causes the elimination of that player. If there is a tie for the high score all players move to the next hole. Queen of Clubs champion is Lansdell; Carpenter, second; Wiest, third; Burke, fourth; Larabee, fifth; Evans, sixth; McGrath, seventh; Badenoch, eighth; and Klein, ninth.M M e e n n   s s b b l l i i t t z zForty-four players showed for last Wednesday's blitz at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club with two players tying for first place at plus 9 John LaFear (73) and Don Seban (82). In third place was Price Poole (71, plus 8). First-place team included LaFear, Poole, Dave Mudd (93, plus 2) and John Rudd (90, minus 4). Taking second were Bill McKeown (91, plus 6), John Bray (81, plus 4), Tony Lopez (82, plus 3), Jacque Burette (98, even) and Ken Manard (102, even). Third place went to Ronnie Boatright (70, plus 7), Kent Johnson (83, plus 4), Jim Pierce (86, plus 1) and Ed Lormand (102, minus 4). R yan Bedell (82, plus 7), Chuck Himmelheber (80, plus 4), Harry Gibbs (91, plus 1), Paul Hensler (98, minus 2) and Charlie Holbrook (96, minus 3) tied for fourth with Charlie Kicklighter (80, plus 7), Jef Humphrey (82, plus 2), Bill Anderson (96, plus 2) and Larry McCorkle (88, minus 4). Friday was a slower day with just 36 players but the scores were much higher. Roger Oliver was the leader with 72, plus 13. Nathan Powell was second with 73, plus 11. Three players tied for third with a plus 9. First-place team included Powell, Rob Maynard (72, plus 9), Jerry Dean (72, plus 9) and Paul Hensler (98, minus 1). Oliver, Hydie Peterson (74, plus 5), John Bray (84, plus 2) and Bill Abee (85, minus 2) tied for second with Tom Roberts (75, plus 9), Charlie Kicklghter (79, plus 5), Freelon Pate (88, plus 4) and Ron Peterson (89, even). T aking fourth were Kent Johnson (81, plus 4), Maury Foreman (91, plus 2), Jack Croake (85, minus 1), Dave Mudd (95, minus 1) and Jody Greene (79, minus 2).P P a a i i r r o o f f a a c c e e s sT wo aces were recently recorded at the Amelia National Golf Club. Ed Shine had a hole-in-one on No. 6 on April 29 and Erik Brumme aced the third hole on May 18.R R e e d d b b a a l l l l w w i i t t h h a a t t w w i i s s t tThe Amelia River Women's Golf Association held its Closing Day Tournament and luncheon May 19. The game was red ball with a twist, two best ball. The winning team included Melinda McGrath, Marty Evans, Jean DesBarres and Sandy Vose. The team of MaryJane Smith, B.J. Murphy, Leslie Geiger and Susan Murphy came in second place. Following play a luncheon and meeting was held in the clubhouse, where the officers for the 2014-15 season were elected. They are Kay Shea, president; McGrath, vice-president; Jean DesBarres, secretary; and Laurie Bruner, treasurer. Smith, this year's president, announced the winners of the Club Championship, which was held in April. The ARWGA Club Champion for 2014 is Kathleen Walker, who shot a career low 74 in the first round. Awards for this year's ringers were also presented by Anne Velazquez. The ARWGA ladies play every Monday morning with a shotgun start and is open to all women over the age of 18 who hold a current USGA handicap. You do not need to be a member of Amelia River Golf Club to join the ARWGA. If you are interested in joining, call the pro shop at 491-8500.N N A A M M I I g g o o l l f f t t o o u u r r n n e e y yNassau County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Fernandina Beach Golf Club announce the fourth annual Doug Morris Memorial Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. June21. The tournament is open to all players or teams, men and ladies. The cost is $80 per person and includes cart, green fees, range balls, food, raffle and prizes. Special contests and prizes include a $1,000 G OLF NEWS JUNIOR CAMPSH H e e a a t t c c h h e e e e r r c c a a m m p pHeat Extreme Allstars Cheer Camp is today through May 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 6-18. Price is $150. Bring a lunch and water or Gatorade. Camp will be held at 85101 Commercial Park Drive, Yulee. Call Casey at (904) 742-3227.L L a a d d y y P P i i r r a a t t e e s s o o c c c c e e r rThe Fernandina Beach High School Lady Pirates will be holding a soccer camp for boys and girls entering second through ninth grade from 6-8 p.m. June 2-5 at the Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex on Bailey Road. The cost is $60 and includes instruction by current and former FBHS players and certified coaches, fun drills to teach and improve soccer skills and team and individual competitions. Acamp T-shirt is guaranteed with registrations received by May 30. For information or to receive a registration form, call (904) 335-1103.P P i i r r a a t t e e b b a a s s k k e e t t b b a a l l l lCoach Matt Schreiber and his players and coaches will host the annual Pirate Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 9-12 in the Fernandina Beach High School gym for boys and girls entering grades 2-9 next year. Camp fee is $80. Register from 8:30-8:55 a.m. on the first day of camp. Camp objectives are to improve each camper’s skill level; to enhance each camper’s knowledge of the game; and to teach each camper the importance of good sportsmanship. For information, contact Schreiber at (904) 635-2612.B B o o y y s s & & G G i i r r l l s s C C l l u u b b s sBoys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County is offering a basketball camp to be held at the Miller Freedom Club on Old Nassauville Road. Boys and girls in grades 29 with a minimum of one season experience playing on an organized basketball team may register at either local club beginning Monday. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon daily under the leadership of Jacob Nantz, basketball coach at Fernandina Beach High School. Registration fee is $40 but registration will close after the first 40 players apply. The club will also offer a summer camp for ages 6-18. Arts, sports, technology lab, field trips and special projects will be capped by the annual summer carnival. This camp is offered at the Nassauville location and in Fernandina Beach on Lime Street. V isit either club or call 2611075 or 491-9102.V V o o l l l l e e y y b b a a l l l lFernandina Beach High School will be hosting an annual summer volleyball camp from 9-11 a.m. June 2-4 for upcoming fourth-eighth graders at the FBHS gym. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. in the gym lobby on the first day of camp. Cost is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to Nassau County School Board.G G o o l l f f a a t t O O m m n n i iOmni Amelia Island Plantation will hold a Junior Golf Academy summer series with six weekly sessions available for children ages 8-17, who will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches to improve their golf skills. Sessions are June 3-6, June 17-20, July 1-4, July 29Aug. 1, Aug. 12-15 and Aug. 26-29. Cost is $200 per week, $75 per individual day. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will work on full swing and short game with on-course playing and video analysis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day. Hat and shirts are provided for campers. Students may bring their own clubs but clubs will be provided. Students walk the course; a lightweight carry bag is required. Students must bring their own golf balls for the course; range balls will be provided for practice. For information, call the pro shop at 277-5907, email or visit OakMarshOceanLinks. com. L ansdell prevails, crowned Queen of Clubs for 2014 SUBMITTEDKate Wiest, Melinda McGrath, Marty Evans, Nancy Carpenter, Sue Lansdell, Sue Burke, Sharon Badenoch, Linda Larabee and Eileen Klein competed for the annual Queen of Clubs title at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Lansdell was crowned. putting contest, Nike Distance Challenge and Southpaw Long Putt. For information call 310-3175 or 277-1886. Send inquiries to NassauNAMIFlorida@ The proceeds from the fundraiser will go to provide educational services, support groups, emergency medication assistance, toiletries, shoes and advocacy services to residents in Nassau County with a chronic mentalhealth diagnosis.N N o o r r t t h h H H a a m m p p t t o o n n I I n n v v i i t t a a t t i i o o n n a a l lThe Golf Club of North Hampton will be hosting the North Hampton Invitational July 26-27. The 36-hole event will be a two-person team gross format. Saturday will be a best ball of two and Sunday is a two-player scramble. Flights will be established based on the total team handicap. All handicaps will be verified at your club. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Yulee High School boys and girls golf teams and help with their needs for golf bags, equipment and uniforms. Greens fees, cart fees, practice balls, flight prizes, proximity contests, a skins game and players cookout are included in the $300 per team entry fee. Stop by the North Hampton golf shop for an entry form. For additional information, call 548-0000.A A L L S S A A m m e e l l i i a a I I s s l l a a n n d d G G o o l l f f C C l l a a s s s s i i c cThe 10th annual ALS Amelia Island Golf Classic, remembering John Louis O'Day, will be held Aug. 1 at Long Point at the Amelia Island Club. Tournament proceeds benefit the ALS Association Florida Chapter. Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease. It slowly r obs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Registration, warm-up and lunch buffet are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shotgun start for the four-person scramble is 12:30 p.m. Dinner r eception, including beer and wine, prizes, awards and silent auction, is from 5-8 p.m. There will be proximity contests and a raffle. Entry fee is $150 per player. Reception only is $50 per person. Contact Mark O'Day at 553-0576 or or visit www.ALSGolf P i i r r a a t t e e b b a a s s e e b b a a l l l l The 32nd annual Pirate Baseball Camp will be held June 2-6 for ages 6-15. The camp will be held at the Fernandina Beach High School Baseball Complex from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration will be June 2 starting at 8:15 a.m. Cost is $85 and includes the T-shirt. Information and applications may be found at ts/baseball or at the school office. Call 261-5713 or Coach Roland at 556-1163.Y Y H H S S s s o o f f t t b b a a l l l lThe Yulee High School Lady Hornet all-skills softball camp will be June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the YHSsoftball field, behind Yulee Middle on Miner Road. Registration fee is $50 and includes a Tshirt. Camp is open to ages seven and up. Register the first day, starting at 8:30 a.m. Call 753-3057.C C h h e e e e r r l l e e a a d d i i n n g gD.M. Roland’s Cheer Camp will be held June 2-6 in Building 22 at Fernandina Beach High School, behind the middle school. Ages 3-4 will attend from 9-11 a.m.; cost is $70. School-age children go from 9 a.m. to noon; cost is $80. Cash only. Register first day at 8:30 a.m.D D o o n n o o v v i i n n D D a a r r i i u u s s f f o o o o t t b b a a l l l lA two-day football camp, directed by former all pro NFL player Donovin Darius will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 14-15 for ages 5-14 at the Yulee Sports Complex. Register online at or call (904) 2903320 for information.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK P AGE 4B W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH FL C ROSSWORD /S UDOKU P EOPLE & P LACES P ETS M M a a r r k k e e t t u u p p d d a a t t e e The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club recently hosted Lois Jost, 2014 president of the Amelia IslandNassau County Association of Realtors (AINCAR.a realtor-broker with Sea H orse Pr oper ties, said the Nassau market is improving, with a 30 percent incr ease in closings, a 6.2 per cent rise in the average sale price of homes and a r eduction in foreclosures. She said the inventory of homes priced $150,000250,000 is so low that many in that range are receiving multiple offers. AINCAR hosts the annual Amelia Island Home and Patio show to raise money for local charities and members also give their time for beach cleanup, building wheelchair ramps, supporting Special Olympics and working with the Journey Church on its Blessings in a Back Pack program to provide food for childr en in need. PHOTO BY MELANIE FERREIRA F OR THE NEWS-LEADER G G i i f f t t o o f f R R o o t t a a r r y y On May 9 the Rotar y Club of Amelia Island Sunrise enlisted member Theresa Shuster for an update on the Gift of Rotary, a review of the many activities Rotary clubs do locally in the U.S. and internationally. Shuster joined Amelia Island Sunrise Rotar y upon mov ing to Fernandina Beach to join Edward Jones Investments as the branch administrator in Yulee but has been an active Rotarian since 2000, including past president of the Orange Park Sunrise Rotar y The Rotar y Club of Amelia Island Sunrise has sponsored and participated in projects in Fernandina Beach such as feeding the homeless through the Inter faith Dinner Network, hosting a wine and cheese fundraiser to pur chase defibrillators for W olfsons Childrens Hospital, and planting a gar den at Hope House to produce fresh fruits and vegetables for its clients. Members also participate in outreach programs, traveling to Haiti, India and Nicaragua. Shuster is pictured with club President Mark Dennis. The club meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. All interested are welcome. Visit P P l l a a n n n n e e d d P P a a r r e e n n t t h h o o o o d d Rotar y Club of Amelia Island Sunrise recently hosted Katherine Segura, director of Community Engagement for Planned Parenthood. Segura talked about the mis sion of the agency which is to provide comprehensive reproductive healthcar e ser v ices, educational pr ograms and public policy advocacy She shared the agencys legislative priorities, including ensuring every woman has access to the full range of reproductive health care, providing young people with access to comprehensive sexual health education, and giving all Floridians access to quality af for dable health car e. She is pictured with club President Mark Dennis. PHOTOS BY MELANIE FERREIRA/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER R R o o t t a a r r y y M M a a g g i i c c F or the second year in a row, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club hosted 24 third-grade students from Emma Love Hardee Elementary School on the clubs Rotary Magic day t rip to W alt Disney W orld and the Magic Kingdom. Members of the club along with teachers fr om the school acted as chaper ones for groups of four to five students who were s elected based on academic achievement, good attendance and school ser v ice. The groups enjoyed a day of thrilling rides, animatronic shows and parades. Since its beginning, Rotary Magic has been orchestrated by club member Rick Keffer and supported with both time and money by the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club, which hopes to make the trip an annual event for deser v ing elementar y school students for many years to come. SUBMITTED K K i i w w a a n n i i s s s s c c h h o o l l a a r r The Kiwanis Club of Fernandina Beach awards its Floyd-Lyon Memorial Scholarship to Fer nandina Beach High School graduate W ade Hampton Sparkman III, who will be attending FSCJ in the fall to study computer science. Fr om left, pr esenting the check to Sparkman, are scholarship chairman Jim McCannell along with Kiwanis President Steve Scruggs. P P u u b b l l i i c c W W o o r r k k s s W W e e e e k k National Public Works Week was May 18-24. Workers have been celebrated around the country since 1960. This years theme is Building for today and planning for the future. The county b oard recognized the celebration at its meeting last week with a resolution and honored local workers w ith praise and applause. It is an honor and a privilege to work with this t eam of dedicated professionals, said Nassau County Public Works Director Scott Herring. They consistently strive to make Nassau County a better place and to serve the citizens of Nassau County From left are commission Chair Barry Holloway, B ecky Liddell, Engineering, Tina Clark, Engineering, Yvonne Thomas, Nassau Amelia U tilities, Norma Jean Angeles, Road & Bridge (front), Becky Diden, Solid Waste & Recycling, J enniffer Hartley, Road & Bridge, George Aviles, Road & Bridge, and Shelley Caldwell, Public Works. MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER SUBMITTED SUBMITTED


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5B W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 AROUND TOWN News-Leader Milo is a very handsome longhair adult cat with deep orange and white fur. Hes a c urious boy with a gentle personality and is still a kitten at heart who loves to play and toss furry toy mice. Milo is a special needs kitty because he is deaf and should never be allowed outside. Althoughh e has lived with other cats and dogs, Milo will do best as the only cat in an adult household since he prefers to have all the attention paid to him. Please stop by our adoptionc enter to meet Milo. Y ou can make a difference i n the life of an animal in need. Read more about our cats patiently waiting for their new lives on our website at All of our cats have been spayed or neutered, are current on all v accinations, receive regular w ellness care, monthly flea t reatments and are microchipped. Cats Angels Thrift Store/Adoption Center at 709 S. Eighth St. is open Monday thr ough Saturday from 11 a.m. til 5 p.m. or you can call 321-2267. V olunteers ar e a lways needed. Please call, s top by to sign up or downl oad the Volunteer Application from our website. The upcoming month of June is National Adopt A Cat Month. The Cats Angels Adoption Center will be open ever y Sunday in June fr om n oon til 3 p.m. with special i ncentive adoption rates for S eniors and our Senior Cats, if you already own a Cats Angels cat or if your Vet gives you a good pet par ent r e commendation! All of your generous donat ions are sold in our Thrift Store and we use that revenue to support our spay/neuter, adoption and TNR programs. We accept all i tems in clean working condit ion except older model TVs, c omputers or clothing. The cats appreciate dry cat food and litter donations. Recycle bins for aluminum and cat food cans are located at the back of our parking lot. Cats Angels is an all-volunteer organization and receives nog overnment monies. The reve nue to suppor t our pr ograms i s gained through fundraising, donations, and sales from our Thrift Stor e Read mor e about our Spay/Neuter, TNR and Adoption Programs at Call Cats Angels at 3212 267 for information or help w ith feral/community cats. Y ou can be the solution to the h omeless animal population. Fr e e spay/neuter ser v ice is available to all Nassau County residents and there is free transport from Yulee and Callahan. Call First Coast No Mor e Homeless Pets at (904 4 25-0005 to make an appoint m ent. Spay and neuter the r e sponsible solution. CATS ANGELS Esther is one of the happi est dogs youll ever meet! She s a beautiful, lovable Boxer mix, and just 6 months old, so shes still a puppy. She has a great personality, and her happiness can t help but rub off on you! She gets along very well with other dogs at our shelter and is ver y friend ly to every person she meets. She likes to play and when she wags her tail, her whole body wiggles! Shes a smart girl who already knows how to sit and walk on her leash. She should be a medium-sized dog when fully grown. She lived with people but they couldnt keep her, and they said shes a great dog. She hasa beautiful tan coat and great face that always wears a smile. We think shed be great for a family or for any dog lover Shes heartworm-negative, already spayed and up to date on her vaccinations, so she s ready to go home with you and start brightening your life! Miss Molly is one of our cattery staffs favorites! Shesa Domestic Shor t Hair mix who wins hearts wherever she goes. She s a tabby cat and her soft, beautiful coat has kind of an apricot color to go with the black stripes. She s sweet and affectionate and loves to be petted. She gets along well with the other cats in our catter y and will come when you call her. Shes about 3 1/2 years old, medium-sized and fully gr own. She enjoys meeting people and even likes to be br ushed. We hope youll welcome Molly into your home and your heart! You can see more information, pictur es and videos of our adopt able dogs and cats at our website, NassauHumaneSociety .com. Its not too late to meet your new best friend, dressed beautifully in black! As part of the Best Friends Animal Societys Back in Black event, wer e of fering 50 per cent off adoption prices for black or black-and-white cats and dogs during the month of May. Our adoption center at 671 Airport Road is open Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 321-1647, or email Please come see us! NASSAU HUMANE SOCIETY N ational Bike Month is an annual celebration of cyclingd uring the month of May. The Barnabas Center takes this opportunity to share the progress and success of its partnership program, Adult Bikes for Barnabas (ABB Barnabas is a nonprofit a gency providing services to help Nassau County residentsw ith urgent needs, who find themselves in unforeseen circumstances, and who are in crisis. ABB was an idea brought to the center by Phil Scanlan, local trails advocate and a c oordinator of the Amelia Island Trail Team. The TrailT eam supported Scanlans idea that has worked well here due to close proximity of living, shopping, and employment. The goal is to provide bicycle transportation to adults seeking jobs or to get to t heir workplace. Since April 2011, 150 bikes h ave been provided to Barnabas clients. Another partner is Joel Beckam, owner of the A melia Cycling and Fitness C enter on South Eighth S treet. Used bikes are donated for this unique program; Beckam and his staf f then refurbish them at a discounted rate of $60 for parts, including lock and lights; the labor is donated. B eckam says simply that h e tries to help others and e njoys seeing a program like A BB fulfilling a local need. He r eports that several bikes h ave been brought back from those obtaining employment, a residence and a car, stating the bike can go to the next person that needs it. The East Nassau branch of the Unitarian Universalist Chur ch has taken a special interest in the programt hrough their community outr each. Financial gifts for the b ike pr ogram are gratefully a ccepted at Barnabas Center, 1303 Jasmine St.. The program continues to help Nassau County residents thanks to the suppor t of our citizens. For more information about Barnabas and its many ser vices to assist people in crisis, visit www.BarnabasN Barnabas program brings people, bikes together SUBMITTED PHOTO Fernandina Beach Mayor Ed Boner and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson meet in the Barnabas Center lobby, 1303 Jasmine St., on April 25. This month, Barnabas is cele brating its Adult Bikes for Barnabas program that donates bikes to clients so they have transportation for jobs and more. Learn more at www.Barnabas This is Ned. Ned is a oneyear-old Rottweiler mix. He is such a sweetheart. His coat is black with tan and white. He is neutered, micro-chipped, h as a one-year rabies vaccine and his boosters. Our volunteers just loved him. He enjoyed being with them and loved the attention. Since he is a mix, he shouldnt be as big so we think he will makea great family dog. If you want to see him in a video, go t o or Once y ou fall in love, you can come see him at the Nassau County Animal Services, 86078 License Road, Yulee, 4917440, Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed Sundays and M ondays. NASSAU COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS P P l l a a n n t t s s a a l l e e Nassau County Master Gardeners will conduct their spring plant sale on May 31 from 9 a.m. until noon or until all plants ares old. Plants that have been propagated by M aster Gardeners will be on sale at the J ames S. Page Gover n mental Complex in Y u lee, rain or shine. Come early for the best selection. For information visit ticultur e /plantsale.html or call 879-1019. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On June 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Extension D irector/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi w ill conduct a Plant Clinic at the Y u lee Extension office. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Pr oblems will be identified and solutions of fer ed. Ther e is no fee. For information call 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at 491-7340. H H e e r r b b Q Q u u e e e e n n On June 4 at 10 a.m., Herb Queen Claudie Speed will conduct a Landscape Matters class on herbs at the Y ulee Extension Of fice (A1A and Pages Dair y Road). The Master Gardener volunteer will discuss herbs you can gr ow for both culinar y and medicinal purposes. Class is free a nd open to the public. Ther e will be plants f or sale at this session. For information see t he Extension website at: http://nassau.ifas., or call the office at 879-1019. C C u u m m b b e e r r l l a a n n d d t t r r i i p p Walkin Nassau will hold a walk on the south end trail of Cumberland Island, Ga., including the r uins, on June 7. Check in for the ferry by 11:15 a.m. Ferry departs at 11:45 a.m. and r eturns at 2:45 p.m., or continue on the island and take the last ferry. Reser ve your seat by calling the National Park Service office in downtown St. Marys, Ga., at (912 is $20 adutls/$18 seniors. Park user fee is $ 4, paid the day of the event. Bring bottled w ater and a snack. The walk will be about 3 m iles and the terrain can be rugged. For information contact Jane Bailey at or 261-9884. Email Jane if you want to carpool. U U n n i i o o n n g g a a r r r r i i s s o o n n Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park w ill be held June 7-8. History interpreters r ecreate life at Fort Clinch during the War B etween the States the first weekend of every month. Activities may include powder artillery demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills. Civilians of fer a glimpse into garrison life by taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary, barracks and kitchen. Hours ar e 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur day a nd 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. call 277-7274 or v isit www G G a a r r d d e e n n n n e e w w s s l l e e t t t t e e r r Nassau County Extension is of f ering a bimonthly e-newsletter for gar deners and homeowners. Horticulture News is free and will be emailed blind copy ever y other month. Y our email addr ess is pr otected; it is n ot published in the email transmission. H or ticulture News features plant and w ildlife information, tips for a successful landscape and a monthly to-do list for your landscape. T o sign up for the newsletter see: sletter/newsletter.html, or call the Extension office at (904 W W i i l l d d l l i i f f e e h h a a b b i i t t a a t t s s Learn how to attract butterflies and birds and other desirable wildlife to your gar d ens and make your yar d a Certified Wildlife Habitat. To schedule her presentation, community groups and garden clubs should contact Bea Walker, a Master Gardener volunteer with Nassau County Extension Service, at, or 321-2266.W alker s own backyar d has r eceived both the Wildlife Habitat and Florida-Friendly Landscaping cer tifications. THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...S A V E U SA PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENTBYTHENEWS-LEADER LITERARY LEANINGS S S u u m m m m e e r r r r e e a a d d i i n n g g Join the Nassau County Library System for its annual Summer Reading Program, Fizz, Boom, Read! Programs a re planned for children pre-K through sixth grade as well as f or the entire family. The theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, includes science topics about: space, the planets, weather, colors, bubbles, balloons, juggling, animals and more. The programs are free and open to c hildren of all abilities. Programs are divided by age a nd begin June 2 and run for seven weeks, ending July 16. For dates and times visit B B e e r r r r y y t t o o v v i i s s i i t t New York Times best-selli ng author Steve Berry will speak and sign copies of his n ewest book, T he Lincoln Myth, on June 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Golf Club of Amelia, sponsored by Books Plus. The book, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the U.S. Constitution, a m ystery about Abraham Lincoln and a political issue thats as explosive as it is timely, is available at Books Plus on South Eighth Street for purchase to take to the event f or signing. For information call 261-0303. F F O O L L B B o o o o k k C C l l u u b b F riends of the Library Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the parlor of St. Peters Episcopal Church. Moderators ar e Norman and Marilyn Wesley. Readings elections are: June 12: T he G inseng Hunter b y Jef f T a lerigo; July 10: Dodswor t h by Sinclair Lewis; Aug. 14: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; Sept. 11: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson; Oct. 9: The Good Soldier by Ford Madox F ord; Nov. 13: B alzac and the L ittle Chinese Seamstress b y D aj Sijie and Ina Rilke; Dec. 11: The Baby Boom by P J. ORourke; Jan. 8: The Round House by Louise Er drich; and Feb. 12: The Dinner by Herman Koch. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m T he Book Loft, 214 Centre S t., Fer n andina Beach, will hold the Dare to Dream... summer program for ages 611, June 16-July 26. A lineup of authors, illustrators and pr e senters will inspir e kids to be creative. All programs begin at 4 p.m. Call 261-8991 or stopa t the shop to register. T her e is a $20 fee for the two-part Dare to Dream...About Nature program, due at r egistration. A $2/par ticipant donation is suggested for all other programs. Seats are limited to 10 at About Nature and 20 at allo ther programs. Walk-ins a ccepted if seats are available. J une 16 is ...About Magical Creatures with illustrator Mark Wayne Adams who will demonstrate how he cr eates magical cr eatur es for his books. Participants will get a chance to create, too. June 21 is ... About Nature: Make a Difference Part 1. Wild Amelia members will help kids cr eate lap-books about wildlife on Amelia Island. Complete the homework assignment and bring it to Part 2 for a book discount. June 28 is ...About the Past. Jane Wood, author of Adventures on Amelia Island, will share pirate stories and help make pirate posters. The Amelia Island Museum of History is also scheduled to make an appearance. July 12 is ...About Going on a Safari. Take an imaginary safari with author Patsy Smith Roberts. What animals will you see along the way? July 14 is ...About Making Your Own Comics. Graphic novel writer and illustrator Josh Ulrich will demonstrate how to build a 4-panel story. Take a shot at drawing your own. July 19 is ...About Nature: Make a Difference Part 2. Lear n even mor e about what you can do to help Mother Nature. Bring your lapbook fr om Part 1 and share what you discovered. July 26 is ...About a World You Create. Michael Regina will explain his pr ocess for creating and telling stories and then guide the gr oup in developing a stor y together Y Y o o u u n n g g w w r r i i t t e e r r s s The Nassau Youth Writers Program meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Peck Center 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. For infor mation con tact nassauyouthwriters@ PET PROJECTS A A d d o o p p t t a a C C a a t t M M o o n n t t h h Visit with the Cats Angels Kitties ever y Sunday in June at Cats Angels Adoption Center 709 S. Eighth St., from noon til 3 p.m. The goal of Cats Angels is to find forever homes for many of its cats during National Adopt a Cat Month. Ever y Sunday in June Cats Angels will hold special incentives at its Adoption Center to those who qualify and are able to properly care for the kitties. Senior Citizens Sunday All senior citizens will be able to adopt a cat over 5 years of age at a ver y special adoption rate ever y Sunday in June. V et Recommendation Sunday Does your vet think you are a good pet owner by having regular visits and keeping your pet cur rent on vaccinations? If you bring your veterinarian s r ec ommendation, you can quali fy for a special adoption rate every Sunday in June. Adopt Another Cats Angels Kitty Sunday Folks who already have a Cats Angels Kitty can adopt another furry family member at a special adoption rate ever y Sunday in June. All Cats Angels kitties have been spayed/neutered, tested for feline Aids and feline leukemia, microchipped, receive regular wellness examinations, monthly flea tr eatments and worming and ear mite control as needed. B B r r i i c c k k d d r r i i v v e e Nassau Humane Society, 671 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, is holding a fundraiser to complete its new shelter Donate $100 for an engraved brick as a gift, or as an honorarium or memorial for a beloved pet, friend or family member. All funds will help to build the new shelter. The goal is 100 bricks by June 20 100 bricks in 100 days. For details visit NassauHumane B B a a l l l l s s n n e e e e d d e e d d Summer is almost here, and the dogs at RAIN Humane Society are looking forward to long extended play with their tennis balls. RAIN thanks ever yone who donated tennis balls to the dogs over the past couple of years and invites you to keep them coming. Drop your used tennis balls off at the RAIN Thrift Shop, located in the Har ris Teeter shopping center, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. F F r r e e e e s s p p a a y y / / n n e e u u t t e e r r s s Fr ee spay/neuter sur ger ies are available through a PetSmart Charities grant for all owned dogs, cats and feral cats in Nassau County. The only fee is if your pet does not have a current license tag, which is $10. Call First Coast No More Homeless Pets at (904 0005 to make an appointment. All cats will have a spay/neuter sur gery and rabies shot. Feral cats (arriving in a humane trap) will also receive an FVRCP shot. Pet cats can receive an FVRCP and flea/worming tr eatment for $5 each. If you need a trap, assistance with feral cats or add-ons for pet cats, call Cats Angels at 3212267. Free transport is offered from Petco on A1A in Yulee Wednesdays at 7 a.m. and from Callahan Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at W algr eens, cor ner of A1A and US 301. Call (904 425-0005 to r eser ve a spot and for instructions on preparing your animal for surgery, post-op care and return pick-up times.


anyone interested in auditioni ng for musicals; no previous experience required.I nstructor Kristin Sakamoto will coach pre-selected students through a mock audition. There is no advance registration needed. Topics will include selecting the audition song and classifying your v ocal range. The suggested donation, in lieu of a fee, is $ 5, but all are welcome, regardless of ability to pay. For information call 261-6749 or email S S t t o o r r y y & & S S o o n n g g Songwriters to the stars T om Kimmel, Kate Campbell and Pierce Pettis pool their m any talents by performing together as The New Agrarians. Best described as a rootsy version of Peter, Paul & Mary, The New Agrarians will perform at the next Evening of Story & S ong, the popular concert series presented by First C oast Community Bank and hosted by Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman, on Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Open seating b egins at 6:45 p.m. at Burns H all, St. Peters Episcopal P arish at Atlantic Avenue and Ninth Street. Reservations are suggested: (904 eveningofstoryandsong@gma THIS WEEK R R e e u u n n i i o o n n s s FBHS Class of 1974 will hold its 40-year class reunion on June 12-14. June 12 at P utt-Putt, 7 p.m. June 13 priv ate dining at the Fernandina G olf Club, 6:30-10 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and $65 per couple, payable by June 1. Send to Marie Brown, 2037 Friendly Road, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. June 14m eet at the Surf Restaurant f rom 7 p.m. until? For informa t ion contact mariebrown2007, Nancy at still or Mona at 753-0999. The FBHS Class of 1984 will hold its 30-year class reunion June 20-21. Friday enjoy a two-hour sunsetc ruise on Amelia River Cruises. Purchase tickets at a for the 7 p.m. twilight BYOB cruise at$ 28 per person. Saturday is a full dinner with a DJ and danci ng at The Womans Club. Tickets are $60 per person until June 1. Mail deposits of $25 per person payable to FBHS Class of 1984 to Teresa W ilson, P.O. Box 16913, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The Fernandina Beach H igh School Class of 1979 will hold its 35th reunion June 2729, with the theme Pirates Midsummer Dream. Cost is $25 per person and $40 per c ouple. Details to come. Send check or money order toC lass of 1979 35th year Reunion, P.O. Box 16234, F ernandina Beach, FL32034. B B i i n n g g o o T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y s s The public is invited to play bingo every Thursday at the L egion, 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, in thel arge smoke-free meeting hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and e arly bird games start at 6:05 p.m., with regular play beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. The bingo session is nine games for $20, with multiple j ackpots paid out. For questions email p Proceeds support programs sponsored by the American L egion. L L e e g g i i o o n n d d i i n n n n e e r r s s The American Legion Post 5 4, corner of Third and Gum streets in downtown Fernandina Beach, holds a steak night the third Saturday of each month from 5-7 p.m.D onation is $12 for a steak cooked to order, potato, corn o n the cob, roll and a salad. Call 261-7900 for information. T he American Legion Auxiliary holds a dinner the second Saturday of each month at the Post. Donation is $8 for a pork loin dinner with two vegetable sides and bread. Call 261-7900 for infor-m ation. L L a a p p t t o o p p c c l l a a s s s s ABeginner Laptop W orkshop will be held in May at the Council On Aging East Nassau, 1367 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach for people interested in learning theb asics of their computers. Jan C ote-Merow Computer C oach, is the instructor She has been teaching private and group computer les sons on Amelia Island for 10 years. The cost of each session is a donation of $10 to Council on Aging, a 501(cn ot-for-profit charity. Call Jan a t 583-2870 for dates and r egistration information. V V e e t t e e r r a a n n s s o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e The FSCJ Betty P. Cook N assau Center will host an open house on May 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. to highlight the services available locally to veterans. Light refreshments w ill be served. The event will take place in the Lewis RedB ean Technical Center, Nassau Room T126, Betty P Cook Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee. Representatives from VA Health Care Enrollment, FSCJ M ilitary and Veterans Service Center, Community Hospicea nd the Nassau County Veterans Services Office will g ive a brief presentation at 6 p.m. and will be available for questions from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Representatives from local veterans civic organizations h ave been invited to participate. For information call 5 48-4432. W W a a v v e e s s o o f f R R e e v v o o l l u u t t i i o o n n The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to a special presentation with Dr. Berta Arias on May 30 at 6 p .m., the first of his two part series on the causes ande vents leading up to the Cuban Revolution, also exploring the role Fernandina p layed in the struggle. A rias is the author of M ango Rain, a novel about twin sisters separated as i nfants at the start of the Cuban Revolution that find each other as adults. The novel explores what it means to live on either side of thep olitical and emotionally charged divide that has existe d between the U.S. and Cuba for over half a century. T his program is free for members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or E E v v e e n n i i n n g g o o f f E E l l e e g g a a n n c c e e F ashion Fantasy will host An Evening of Elegance featuring the latest in this sea son s casual, sportswear and formal attire modeled by community youth. The show, at 3 p.m. May 31 inside the AshleyA uditorium of the Peck C enter 530 South 10th St. in F ernandina Beach, will benefit the Peck High School Library. Emma Noble, coordinator and executive producers Peggy McPherson, executive commentator, and Elaine Roberts are presenting thep rogram. F F i i e e l l d d d d a a y y On May 31, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. until, the Kings Bay RC Modelers will host their second annual Public Field Day and RC Air Show at the Oakwell RCA irfield (end of Clarks Bluf f a nd Oakwell Road in G eorgia). Food and drink will be available. For information visit NEXT WEEK C C o o o o k k i i n n g g c c l l a a s s s s Join Nassau Health Foods on June 2 from 4-6 p.m. for the second in a series of intera ctive, demonstration cooking classes at The Mustard SeedC af, located inside the store, that will make students feel l ike theyre in a live cooking show. Learn, taste and take home the recipes. Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy will d emonstrate summer grilling using organic vegetablesa vailable at Nassau Health Foods. F ee is $35. Prepay with cash/checks at the store in advance to hold your spot. M M a a r r i i n n e e C C o o r r p p s s p p i i c c n n i i c c T he Everett P. Pope Detachment of the MarineC orps League in Fernandina Beach will hold its annual picn ic on June 7 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kraft 10 Acres Athletic Club, off Buccaneer Trail, on Amelia Island. All active, retired and form er Marines of Nassau County, and their families, arei nvited to attend. Food and beverages will be served. For i nformation contact Commandant Paul Kicker at B B a a t t t t l l e e o o f f M M i i d d w w a a y y T he Navy League of Mayport will host a celebrationd inner and banquet to honor the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 7 at t he Renaissance World Golf V illage Resort in St. A ugustine. Keynote speaker will be Adm. Jonothan G reenert, chief of naval operations. Local Medal of Honor awardees and POWs will also attend. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. Tickets for civilians are$ 65. Call Rosanne Jameson at 491-5140 or go to w The battle, from June 4-7, 1 942, was the major naval turning point of World War II. Before the battle, the Japanese navy knew only victory. After the loss of four aircraft carriers to U.S. forces, they suffered only defeat. C OMING UP N N e e w w c c o o m m e e r r s s c c o o f f f f e e e e The Newcomers Club of A melia Island will host its m onthly cof fee on June 12. W o men interested in joining the club and who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (90419o r, or visit w ww .newcomersofameliais l J J e e w w e e l l r r y y s s a a l l e e The Baptist Medical Center Nassau Auxiliary invites the community to the popular $5 Jewelry Sale in the board-r oom at the hospital on June 1 3 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The A uxiliary will be offering new items from a new vendor. This is the perfect shopping opportunity for upcoming birthday gifts for children and adults, graduations, weddings, in fact, any occasion. A ll items are $5 plus tax a nd can be purchased using c ash, checks, and/or major credit cards. For information call the Auxiliary office at 3213818. P P l l a a y y h h o o u u s s e e a a u u d d i i t t i i o o n n s s Amelia Musical Playhouse, Fernandina s newest theater will hold auditions for The Laramie Project on June 13 at 7 p.m. and June 14 at 1 1 a.m. at 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach. Jeff Goldberg will direct, with performances in September. The play is based on the real-life murder of Mathew Shepard in 1998, the victim of this hate crime because he was gay The script is based upon inter views with members of the community who knew Mathew when he attended college in the town. It contains adult t hemes and language. There are 67 speaking p arts, most of which are monologues, for men and w omen ages 18-70s. Some actors will read several parts. A1-minute dramatic monologue (not from the play appreciated but not necess ary. Contact Jeff Goldberg at if youn eed to set up an alternate audition time. J J e e w w e e l l r r y y s s a a l l e e Baptist Medical Center Nassau Auxiliary invites the community to its $5 Jewelry S ale in the hospital boardroom on June 13 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The Auxiliary will offer new items from a new vendor t hat are perfect for birthday gifts for children and adults, graduations, weddings any occasion. All items are $5 plus tax and can be purchased u sing cash, checks and/or major credit cards. For infor-m ation call the Auxiliary office at 321-3818. F F r r e e e e l l e e c c t t u u r r e e Nassau Health Foods will offer a free lecture on Beautiful Skin from the Inside O ut on June 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. Certified nutritionist JuliaM cRae has been in the nutrition consulting business for over 20 years. She will disc uss: What your skin may be t elling you; premature aging; a cne; psoriasis and eczema; nourishing foods for your skin; n ourishing supplements and more. N N a a s s s s a a u u B B o o o o m m e e r r s s On June 21 at 7 p.m. join N assau Boomers for an Amelia River Cruises Adult T wilight Cruise. Enjoy your favorite beverage and listen to l ocal entertainers onboard. The Bald Eagle catamaran has open decks and excellent views. Depart at 7 p.m. sharp for a two-hour cruise. Tickets are $28 plus sales tax. Bring snacks and your favorite bev-e rages to share. Purchase t ickets online at w ww, at the ticket kiosk at 1 N. Front St., or call 261-9972 for infor mation. Email to RSVP. Interested boomers may have dinner afterwards. ONG OING J J u u s s t t F F r r i i e e n n d d s s The Just Friends Single S ociety meets once a month f or dinner If you are single a nd over the age of 55, call 321-1116 to join. Its free to register M M e e d d i i t t a a t t i i o o n n g g r r o o u u p p The Amelia Insight sitting group (Sanghae very Tuesday at the Dome H ealing Center from 7:30 to 9 :15 p.m. They start with a reading and discussion of a verity of material related to the practice and philosophy of Insight Meditation and mindfulness, followed by a 45 minute sitting (30 plus 15 minu tes). Anyone interested in m editation is invited to attend a ll or part of the gathering. T o learn more go to ameliain or call 261-9143. G G e e r r r r i i s s C C o o r r n n e e r r Gerris Corner of Comfort, a nonprofit resource center for women with cancer answers questions in a confidential setting, provides support group information, brochures, refer ence materials, a lending library and more through trained volunteers. It offers stylish head coverings, hairpieces, 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. S PECIAL EVENTS J J a a z z z z a a t t b b e e a a c c h h The American Beach Property OwnersAssociation presents the May jazz series concert featuring Akia Uwanda on May 31 from 4-7 p.m. at B urney Park of American Beach. Bring your lawn chairs a nd come out ready to have some fun. Donations accepted for future jazz series. No alcoholic beverages. L L a a t t i i n n d d i i n n n n e e r r La Tierra Prometida (The P romise Land) Church, 416 Alachua St., Fernandina B each, will host its monthly fundraising dinner from 5-8 p.m. May 31. Requested minimum donation for each homemade all you can eat authentic Hispanic meal featuring delectable foods from M exico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico & U ruguay is $7 to help cover the cost of the food. All donations received above the cost of food will be used to help the church realize its dream of p urchasing the historic former B aptist Church it calls home. Enjoy a time of food, fun and fellowship. G G a a l l a a c c o o n n c c e e r r t t SpringFests final performance of the 2014 season on J une 1 brings classics, pops a nd artistic virtuosity together i n a gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, with a trio of violin divas Sarah Charness with her hot pink electric violin; Christiana Liberis, recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral play-e r on violin and viola; and M ary Jo Stilp, whose work spans the New York Pops Orchestra to Jay-Z. An art show will feature drawings of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival s 2014 guest artists by Nadine T erk, festival Artist in R esidence. Visit www.aicmf. c om or call 261-1779. M M a a s s t t e e r r c c l l a a s s s s Amelia Community Theatre will present a Musical Master Class called Bars: Nailing the Audition, at 7 p.m. o n June 2 at 209 Cedar St. for P EOPLE & P LACES 6B W EDNESDAY M AY 28, 2014 AROUND TOWN News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Fill in the squares so that ea ch r o w column and 3-by-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the F rida y B-section. Friday May 23 Solution PUZZLE 5.21 FAMOUS FATHERS ACROSS 1. _____ your engines! 6. Buffoon 9. Dermatologists concern 13. Like beaver? 14. Bearded antelope 15. Pertaining to the ear 16. Davy Crocketts last stand 17. Campaigned 18. Modern day letter 19. *Suri s father 21. *Kiefers father 23. ___ blue 24. Khaled Hosseini s The ____ Runner 25. Brady Bunch daughter 28. Actress Jessica 30. Metal helmet 35. Beehive state 37. Frasier actress Gilpin 39. Lacy mat 40. Folk story 41. Throw something heavy 43. Seed covering 44. Quechua speakers 46. The ____ Not Taken 47. Greek goddess of youth 48. Half-shell delicacy 50. Joint with a cap 52. *Brady Bunch kids addressed dad this way 53. ____ the slate clean 55. ___ Doubtfire 57. *Namesake 60. *Sasha and Malias father 63. Come by without warning 64. Frigid 66. Cool & distant 68. Flip-flop 69. French for word 70. Tin Ferrari TR 71. Actress Hathaway 72. *Widely considered father of the detective story 73. *John Jacob _____, sire to clan of multi-million aires DOWN 1. Moses parted the Red one 2. After-bath powder 3. Culture-growing turf 4. Romulusbrother 5. Russian triumvi rate 6. Fairy tale villain 7. American Nurses Association 8. Plural of fundus 9. W ild feline 10. Face-to-face exam 1 1. Surprise attack 12. Building addition 15. Aeneasstory 20. Air fairy 22. Pro baseball s Master Melvin 24. Modern singalong 25. *Enrique Iglesias father 26. Lack of muscle tension 27. Drug agents 29. Porter or IPA, e.g. 31. *Last of the preflood Patriarchs in the bible 32. Employees, often preceded with 33. Legal excuse 34. *U.S. President with the most children 36. Furnace output 38. *This Russian father was famously terrible 42. Swelling 45. Sweatshop activity 49. Orinoco or Grande 51. Misprints 54. Get ready for a date 56. Company depart ment 57. *John-Johns father 58. Fairytales second word? 59. Common work day start 60. Information unit 61. C in COGS 62. Japanese zither 63. School organization 65. Bird word 67. Frequent partner of away Nassau NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides the following services to Nassau County residents free of charge: W eekly suppor t gr oups to individuals with a mental health diagnosis at the Council on Aging Building. The weekly meetings are held each Friday at 11 a.m. at 1367 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach. The meetings are facilitated by two psychiatric nurses, Monthly business/advo cacy meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The monthly meetings ar e held at the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, 1303 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach. Monthly support group for family members/friends/caretakers/loved ones of an individual with a mental illness. These meeting are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at St. Peter s Episcopal Chur ch at 7 p.m. at 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. A telephone helpline at 277-1886 Feel free to call Nassau NAMI at 277-1886, email to m, write to P .O. Box 16712, Fer nandina Beach, Fl 32035, visit and check them out on FaceBook. Nassau NAMI free services


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK C C C C L L A A S S L L A A S S S S S S I I I I F F F F I I I I E E E E D D D D T T o o P P l l a a c c e e A A n n A A d d , C C a a l l l l ( ( 9 9 0 0 4 4 ) ) 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 . T T h h e e C C l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d A A d d D D e e a a d d l l i i n n e e f f o o r r W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s i i s s 5 5 : : 0 0 0 0 p p . m m . M M o o n n d d a a y y a a n n d d f f o o r r F F r r i i d d a a y y s s i i s s 5 5 : : 0 0 0 0 p p . m m . W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y T T H H E E N N E E W W S S L L E E A A D D E E R R S S E E R R V V I I C C E E D D I I R R E E C C T T O O R R Y Y I I S S L L O O C C A A T T E E D D B B E E L L O O W W 7B N EWS -L EADER W E DNESDAY M A Y 28, 2014 1 00ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 01Card of Thanks 102Lost &Found 103In Memoriam 104Personals1 05Public Notice 106Happy Card 1 07Special Occasion 1 08Gift Shops 2 00EMPLOYMENT 201Help Wanted 202Sales-Business 203Hotel/Restaurant 2 04Work Wanted 2 05Live-in Help 206Child Care 207Business Opportunity 300EDUCATION 3 01Schools & Instruction 302Diet/Exercise 3 03Hobbies/Crafts 3 05Tutoring 3 06Lessons/Classes 400FINANCIAL 401Mortgage Bought/Sold 402Stocks &Bonds 4 03 F inancial-Home/Property 4 04Money To Loan 500FARM & ANIMAL 501Equipment 502Livestock & Supplies5 03Pets/Supplies 504Services 6 00MERCHANDISE 6 01Garage Sales 6 02Articles for Sale 603Miscellaneous 604Bicycles 605Computers-Supplies 6 06 P hoto Equipment &Sales 6 07Antiques-Collectibles 608Produce 609Appliances 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 6 11Home Furnishings 612Muscial Instruments 6 13 T elevision-Radio-Stereo 6 14Jewelry/Watches 6 15Building Materials 616Storage/Warehouses 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 618Auctions 6 19Business Equipment 6 20Coal-Wood-Fuel 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 623Swap/Trade 6 24Wanted to Buy 625Free Items 7 00RECREATION 7 01Boats &Trailers 7 02Boat Supplies/Dockage 703 Sports Equipment Sales 704Recreation Vehicles 705 Computers &Supplies 8 00REAL ESTATE 8 01 W anted to Buy or Rent 802Mobile Homes 803Mobile Home Lots 804Amelia Island Homes8 05Beaches 806Waterfront 8 07Condominimus 8 08Off Island/Yulee 8 09Lots 810Farms & Acreage 811Commercial/Retail 812Property Exchange 8 13Investment Property 8 14West Nassau County 815Kingsland/St. Marys 816Camden County 817Other Areas 8 50RENTALS 851Roommate Wanted 8 52Mobile Homes 8 53Mobile Home Lots 8 54Room 855 Apartments-Furnished 856Apartments-Unfurn. 857Condos-Furnished 8 58Condos-Unfurnished 859Homes-Furnished 860Homes-Unfurnished 8 61Vacation Rentals 862Bed & Breakfast 863Office 8 64Commercial/Retail 865Warehouse 9 01TRANSPORTATION 9 01Automobiles 902Trucks 9 03Vans 904Motorcycles 905Commercial B B U U D D D D Y Y S S P P A A I I N N T T I I N N G GQuality Work at Reasonable PricesNo Job Too Small or Too LargeLicensed Bonded Insured FREE ESTIMATES AVAILABLE225-9292 TRACTOR WORKSERVICEDIRECTORY ROOFING HANDYMAN SERVICES State Reg. Building Contractor 40 Years Experience Licensed Insured State Licensed RB0055959GARAGES ROOM ADDITIONS NEW HOMESQU ALITY GU AR ANTEED 24x24Wood Frame Only Additional Cost for Concrete Block845-3350 BRANNANCONSTRUCTION 2-Car Garages$16,49500 GARAGE DOORS POOLSERVICE P PE E R R F F E E C C T TC CL L E E A A N N, I IN N C C. .P P l l e e a a s s e e C C a a l l l l U U s s A A t t 7 7 5 5 3 3 3 3 0 0 6 6 7 7HOMESCONDOS OFFICESBONDED,INSURED CLEANING SERVICE Steven Hair Maintenance, Inc. The local guy since1984 Quit Paying Too Much!Operator or door replacements Broken springs Cables Transmitter replacement Stripped gears Service for all makes & models904-277-2086GARAGE DOOR & OPERATOR SYSTEMS Re-Roofing Is Our Specialty C C O O A A S S T T A A L L R R O O O O F F I I N N G G S S Y Y S S T T E E M M S SNassau Countys Largest Roofing & Siding Contractor Serving Satisfied Homebuilders & Homeowners Since 1993 Re-Roofing New Roofing Siding Soffit & Fascia261-2233Free EstimatesACoastal Building Systems Co CCC-057020 HOME REPAIRHOME INSPECTIONSSTATE CERTIFIEDLocally Owned &Operated904-491-4383 Florida GardenerLawn Maintenance Mowing, trimming,edging&blowing Pruning and weedingOrganic Fertilization All Natural Fertilization Soil Replenishment with Microbes CornGluten Lawn TreatmentsLandscapeFlower Beds and Plantings Florida Friendly Design Hydroseeding & SodSprinkler System ExpertsInstallations Tune-ups and maintenance plans Repairs and valve locating( ( 9 9 0 0 4 4 ) ) 7 7 5 5 3 3 1 1 5 5 3 3 7 7www.FloridaGardenerInc.comL icensed & Insured Call a News-Leader AD-Visor at 261-3696 and let them help you put the Service Directory to work for you. Two sizes available to meet your companys needs. PAINTING CONSTRUCTION B B o o b b s s I I r r r r i i g g a a t t i i o o n n & & L L a a n n d d s s c c a a p p i i n n g g I I n n c c . Full Service Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design & Installation Irrigation Installation & Repair Outdoor Lighting Solutions Seasonal Lighting Projects Sod Installation & Repair Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits Deck Installation & Repair Retaining Walls &Ponds Grading Services & Drainage904-261-5040ES12000919 Scott LawsonSales ConsultantChris LoweSales ConsultantRon Anderson464054 SR 200 Yulee(904Serving Nassau County for over 20 years with WERE STILLHERE! NEW& USED CARS LAWN MAINTENANCE CONCRETE 6Seamless Aluminum GuttersFINANCINGAVAILABLE When It Rains Be Prepared.(904261-1940LICENSED&INSUREDLowell Duster AMELIA ISLAND GUTTERS PRESSURE WASHINGRAYOROURKEHouses Trailers Patios Driveways etc.Wood Decks Cleaned & ResealedFREEESTIMATES261-4353 PRESSURE WASHING CONSTRUCTION Patios Sidewalks & driveway add-ons, starting at$749Wewill meet or beat any reasonable quotes .Highest Quality Lowest PricesLicensed & BondedOffice: (904 Cell: (904 THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! GRASS TOO TALL?GIVE SHAWN A CALL! BUSH HOGGING DRIVEWAYGRADING LAWN MAINTENANCE GARDEN TILLING9 9 0 0 4 4 3 3 1 1 8 8 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 0Insured Licensed Place an Ad! Call 261-3696 904-277-6700Weekly SWIMMINGPOOLSERVICEPool Resurfacing &Brick Paver work Remove the old grass. $350 per pallet. Sod & Labor included. Noupfront fees. Call (904) 868-7602SOD REPLACEMENT LAWN MAINTENANCE Paradise CleanCleaning ServiceResidential Vacation RentalsInsured References305-240-0479 904-310-6534 HANDYMANInterior & Exterior Work 15 Years Experience No Job Too Big. Senior & War Vet Discounts(904608 cell (586 CONSTRUCTION L OTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEAwesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch St Park Single family estate lot adjacent to h istoric landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creek and is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $ 850,000 MLS# 37069 9 6106 WADES PLACEF ormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of Fernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of potential for this truly one-of-a-kind propertyw ith endless possibilities. Also includes large deck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr space. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 1 515 S. FLETCHER AVENUENice 3BR/2BAOcean View home, observation deck, wet bar, central atrium, and beach a ccess across the street make this a home for entertaining! Stucco exterior, side entry garage, and unopened street on south side of lot are other features of this home. $ 595,000 MLS#603988 4016 ST.PAULBLVDin Lofton Oaks on large corner lot with fenced in back yard. There is additional parking in the back yard with parking pad and gated access to rear yard. Master bedroom has oversized walkin shower and a large walk-in closet. $127,000MLS#59700 SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUEPristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Your chance to own one of the few remaining Oceanfront lots available on Amelia Island. Buy now for either investment or to build. $525,000 MLS#56671 CUSTOMIZED 3BR/2BAC ustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, h as transom windows for natural light in hallway, tinted windows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving Granite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, locate d on thesouth end of Amelia Island, home in Golfside S outh with a Championship golf course short walk to beachs, with community pool. Pool and beach access forGolfside is located on Ritz side of road. Whole house wired for security system.$459,000 MLS#590708 6088 RHOERLAN PLACELarge undeveloped parcel on Lofton Creek, Feasibility study done in 2012shows 15 lots, 7 on the creek is on file in our office. $540,000 MLS#60872 HISTORIC DISTRICT This 2784 appox. sq. ft. vintage home has been modified into 4 apartments.The largest apartment has a fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen and has been well maintained. Rent all units or live in one and rent the others out. The property consists of 3-1br/1ba & 1-2br/1ba. $302,000 MLS#53575 86036 GRAHAM COURTL ovely well maintained 3br/2ba split floor plan home in Page Hill. Excellent location to schools and shopping, with easy travel to U.S. 17, A1Aand close to I-95. French doors section off the office and dining rooms at the frontof the house, the kitchen flows into the living area separated by a counter. The porch on the back is screened-in leading to the fenced back yard. Thelot is almost an acre as the land extends beyond the fence.$190,000 MLS#61971R ACHAELAVENUE 75x100lot $130,000 2.66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short distance fromn ew county boat ramp. $149,000 MLS #57615 COMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG F rontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 Block Building d ivided into 3 separate bays with roll up doors; which need work. T ake d own the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your b usiness. A WESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east coast. Possible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina Beach. Tree/top/boundary survey on file $850,000 M LS#37069 O cean front 75 ft lot $525,000 MLS 56671 DESIRABLE 1 ACRE Lot on the South End of the Island, Beautiful trees and Estate sized lot make this a difficult to find property on A melia, $250,000 for the Acre, or the corner 1/2acre for $139,000 and the inside 1/2 for $124,900.YULEEMINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow your own self storage facility and/or add new retail/office. 570on U.S. 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2 acres. $1,575,000 RESIDENTIALLOT 1323 Beech Street. 51 x 86 feet corner lot at 14th street and Beech. PRIME FRONTAGE ALONG US 17 just north of A 1A, High development area in the heart of Yulee. $ 295,000. Owner Financing Possible. Plans for an 1 1,00 s.f. Professional Office Building on file. 64 ACRES along Amelia Island Parkway for a Master Planned Development R E D U C E D LOTS COMMERCIAL& DEVELOPMENT 3028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, lasserrerealestate@att.net904-261-4066 Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERRER EALESTATE, INC.PA GE9 May 2014REAL ESTATESH O WCASE Dave Turner Plumbing is Now Hiring Service Technicians Must have valid drivers license a nd must be experienced must be 18 years or olderApply at our office Monday thru Friday 7:30-4:30, Closed for lunch between 11:00-12:00904-277-3942474390 E. SR 200 A NNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found LOST RING Gold w/diamond, ruby & sapphire. Lost at Atlantic Ave Rec Center 2nd week of May. Was a gift to m y mom from her late husband. Pls call 261-9455 & lv msg. Reward offered. If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 105 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it i llegal to advertise any p reference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin,o r the intention to make any such p reference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not k nowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe that you may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. E MPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted QUALITY HEALTH OFFB is seeking RNs, LPNs and CNAs. R e hab experience, good customer service and communication skills a plus. Must be able to pass Level 2 background and drug screen. Please apply in person at 1625 Lime St. associate rep SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY! Immed FT/PT openings, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply all ages 17+, C all A S AP! (904 PARKWAY GRILLE in search of a Cook & Food Runner. Cook starting pay is $9/hr. Food runner starting pay is $8/hr Come by or call (904 Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process m edical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out h ow to spot medical billing scams. 1(877 T C-HELP. A message from the N ews-Leader and the FTC. 2 01 Help Wanted lori+lulu, a women's speciality boutique has a MANAGEMENT POSITION avail. now! Be a part of an e xciting fresh new concept that is expanding in the southeast! Must have a high energy, happy & optimistica ttitude. Only applicants w/experience i n better women's clothing please. Submit resume or come by store & see Tarah for a pplication. LOCAL PLANT NURSERY l ooking for qualified sales person. Must have basic knowledge of local plants and trees. Send resumes to DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 R ESIDENTIAL ASST. S at & Sun, 8am-8pm. Must be at least 25 yrs of age w/ a clean driving record. Exp. in Healthcare preferred. Apply in person at 941510 Old Nassauville Rd., FB 32034. Call for appt (904 ACCOUNTANT L ocal company requires part-time t r ained Accountant 3-5 hours per da y / 4-5 da ys per week. Flexible on time of da y worked. Respond with brief resume to P.O. Box 16766-E, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. C ARPENTER/PAINTER NEEDED f or siding job lasting 2 weeks starting Ma y 27. Skilled only Could be full time. (904 FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY for u pbeat customer service driv e n individual with retail experience,n atural foods knowledge, and a passion f or health y living. Competitiv e P ay & E xcellent Benefits package. Send r esume to: or fax to (904 also available at Nassau Health Foods. BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting a pplications for part-time H ousek eepers. Must be able to work week ends. Apply at Beachside Motel, 3172 S. Fletcher Ave. NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Landscape / Irrigation Technician. Must be experienced. This position requires am inimum 3 years clean driving record, and applicant must be drug-free. Qualified applicants please call ( 904)261-5040 or apply in person at: 474431 E. State R o ad 200, Fernandina. NASSAU COUNTY COUNCIL ON A GING has openings for full time In Home Service Aides. Must be available for all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. CNA certification a plus but not required. Send resumes to For more information please see our website at www 2 01 Help Wanted LOCAL SHORT TERM LOAN/PAWN OFFICE hiring multiple fill time positions. Please email your resume to: k or fax to (904 THE AMELIA ISLAND CLUB is hiring a Clubhouse LandscapeT echnician. Must have prior landscaping experience, be selfmotivated, dependable and willing to work weekends. Please go online to www .ameliaislandclub .com to view c urrent opportunities and apply. (904 LIVE-IN CARE GIVING -with excellence, honesty, love & professionalism 12 yrs experience with elderly Your loved one will be in good hands. Elizabeth at (941 7761. REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. (904 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales ESTATE SALE JACKSONVILLE U rgent sale. Sofas, bedrooms, d ining room, combination chest & desk, office, kitchen, beautiful mahogan y queen bed with storage drawers, coke bar, art, M. Monroe photos, books, concrete beat, patio items, full size bed, lamp tables, cedar chest, garage full, so many smalls, glass, cookware, clean c lothes. I-95 to Baymeadows, exit r ight, go to Old Kings Road turn left, go to Rathbone, turn right to Manington Drive, turn left to 9132 M anington. Thurs, Fri, Sat, May 29, 3 0, 31, 8am-3pm. Follow red & white signs. GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/31, 9am-2pm. Books, puzzles, board games, crafts, antiques, art, furniture, Shabby decor, fine china, household items, clothes, & more. Ocean Landing Subd., 2255 Offshore Dr., Fernandina Beach. SAT. 5/31, 8AM-1PM Misc. items including fishing gear, bicycles, luggage & tools. 2828 P ark Sq. Pl. E. Egans Bluff III CLOSED NURSERY Fleeing Woodbine. Specimen Jap maples, semi dw arf gr afted 3 y .o Anna & Dorsett apple trees, $29. 16-20 shade trees, $59. Plus pottery & Mexican ironware.1 004 Hwy 17, Wbine. 7 days, 9-5. S AT., 8AM-2PM 1 534 Plantation Oaks. Antique jugs, desk, chair, A udubon Shore Bird prints, large TV cabinet, bamboo coffee table 46 glass, q ueen bed, bamboo flooring, large flower pot, standing bike rack, Penn fishing rods & reels, fishing lures, mounted fish.


8B W EDNESDAY M AY 28 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERREReal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L ONG TERM RENT ALS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, large lot,gourmet kitchen,many other bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. 551 S.Fletcher 2br 1ba upstairs,2 car garage,ocean view deck,$1,250 includes water sewer and garbage Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furnished with utilities,2nd floor,1 car garage, $1,950 monthly + taxV A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished Beach Cottage,monthly rental great for extended vacations,winter rental, orlonger.Public beach access close, call office to inspect now vacant.COMMER CIAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft.$2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can bejoined for one,1,600 sq ft space, AIA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ + tax.Sale also considered. ( 904) 261-40112057 S. Fletcher Ave. LONG-TERMRE NTALS Fernandina Beach Realty Amelia-ERA.comCOTTAGE COURT3bedroom, 2.5 bath condo. 1 car garage, community pool.$1150 per month. A vailable now. FIRSTAVENUE 3bed, 2.5 bath h ome close to beach. 1600 sq ft 2 car g arage. $1,325 per month includes w ater,sewage, garbage and lawn m aintenance. Available 7/4/14. HARBOR COURT3bedroom, 2 bath home. 2 car garage, $1350 per m onth includes: lawn maintenance. A vailable 5/30/14 KIPLING DRIVE 4BR/ 2BA h ome in Yulee. 2,000 sq.ft. 2 car g arage. $1,175/mo. Available now. W. 5TH STREET3bed, 2 bath u pstairs duplex unit close to beach. $ 895 per month includes water, g arbage & sewage. Available now.Looking fora Long Term Property Manager?With 150+ properties and over 30 y ears of experience we are here for y ou. Contact Chuck Lynch for more information. O ne-person suites H igh speed internet C onference room M ailbox service B reak room *****************All-inclusive pricingMonthly $300 V irtual office $ 99AmeliaOfficeSuites.comT: AMELIA O FFICE SUITES9 10 S 8TH ST F ERNANDINA BEACH TEL. 904-310-6659 P RIME LOCATION COMMERCIAL RENTALS2,100 sq.ft next to Waas Drugs (1551 S. 14th St.) This is the ideal medical complex on A melia Island. Beautiful building. 8 ,207 sq.ft (will subdivide T he premier location on Centre Street ( across from Peppers Restaurant). Email or call JMV INDUSTRIES, LLC (The family business with integrity T el: (904Please inquire about our other properties on Amelia Island. NOW AVAILABLE R e n t a l A s s i s t a n c e A v a i l a b l e T o Q u a l i f i e d A p p l i c a n t sCountr yside Apartments 1&2 Bedroom UnitsTues, Thurs & Fri 8 am 5 pm 1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach (904This institution is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer e Y ulee Villas 1,2&3 Bedroom UnitsNOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSMon, Wed and Fri 8am 5pm 850766 USHwy 17 South, Yulee (904This institution is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer NOW AVAILABLE R e n t a l A s s i s t a n c e A v a i l a b l e T o Q u a l i f i e d A p p l i c a n t s 904-261-6600TDD 1-800-374-4463OFFICEHOURS:MONDAY-FRIDAY9 :00AM 5:00PM1 200 SOUTH 15TH STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FLTHISINSTITUTIONISANEQUALOPPORTUNITYPROVIDERANDEMPLOYEREPPERTREEILLAGE V P62+ ELDERLY,HANDICAP/DISABLEDWITH/WITHOUTCHILDRENON EBE DROOMAP ARTMENTSE NTBA SEONIN COME 602 Articles for Sale ATTENTION SHRIMPERS! Taped cast nets for shrimping & live bait nets at lowest prices, Visa/MC okay. Hilliard, FL (800w MAYTAG CENTENNIAL W/DSET 3 1 /2 yrs old, upgrading, $350. Lightnin M cQueen batt OP. childs auto, never u sed, $150. Photos via email. Call (904 611 Home Furnishings K ING SIZE BEDROOM SET headboard/footboard, 3 drawer bed side table & 5 drawer chest. Mattress & box springs new; Ashley furniture darkw ood, 3 years old. Excellent condition. $1100. Pls email 6 21 Garden/ Lawn Equipment DAYLILIES (seedlings from $100 v ariety) $10, Louisiana Iris $5. ( 904)491-4899, (904)635-5879 cell REAL ESTATE SALES 8 02 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as is, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TLC. $35,000 firm. Call (904 806 Waterfront W aterfront Homes & Lots Call ( 904) 261 for information. C.H. Lasserre, Realtor. 811 Commercial/Retail R ESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing operation, fully equipped. High 6 figure sales. Great location. Modern building, good lease. For appointment, and confidential information, please call (904 R EAL ESTATE RENTALS 8 52 Mobile Homes S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/m o. All utilities included. Ask about s enior citizen special. (904 YULEE Newly redone SW 2BR/1.5BA, $650/mo. water & sewer incl. Also,3 BR DW, rent to own available, $ 995/mo. Call (904 8 57 Condos-Furnished OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA, garage. 3 m o. minimum. $1750/mo. + deposit. P ets by exception. (904 (904 858 Condos-Unfurnished S TONEY CREEK 3 BR/2.5BA condo, 1 -car garage. $1200/mo. Deposit, credit check, & references. One year lease. (904 H ARRISON COVE G ated C ommunity, quiet, peaceful, safe. Large 3BR/3.5BA townhome for long term rental. Granite kitchen, all appliances. Security deposit.$ 1750/mo. Call (904 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT CONDO f ireplace, upstairs, lake view, gated c ommunity w/pool, fishing deck and fitness center. Philip (904 FIDDLERS BEND on Intercoastal, 3 BR/3BA, 2 story condo, washer/dryer, r efrig., microwave, range, designated parking, no smoking. $850/mo. (904 415-3142 860 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area'sP remier Rental Company BEACHWAY BEAUTIFUL HOME 4 BR/2BA, 1900 sf, 2-car garage, water s oftener, fans in all rooms, large back yard. $1300/mo. 904-206-2841 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. C all (904 R ealtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, commona rea receptionist, conference room, b reak room, & security. For info call (904 SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier business address on Sadler Rd. From one office to an entire floor. Must see. (904 8 64 Commercial/Retail R ED OTTER CENTER 1050 sq. ft. Great visibility. Call Ben (904 4321. 1 303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 Needs volunteers to help Nassau Countyfamilieswho need food, shelter a nd basic necessities. Call:904.261.7000 for more information.N L P S A 852 Mobile Homes