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The news-leader
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News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
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Fernandina Beach, FL
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Vol. 124, no. 9 (Feb. 27, 1980)-

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rfnt rffnnftbfffnfn rf b ntb t fr fr b f f b tfrrrfrrrf rrfrntfrrr tfrrrtrbrrrrtfrffnnrf Premiere EditionJune 20 & 21, 2018 Enrichment Classes Paint a Multigenerational Portrait The Gilbert Lindsey Family JULY SEPTEMBER 2018Inside:Healthy Aging Activity Calendars Helpful Resources Instructor Lamar Miles ADVERTISING DEADLINE: Friday, May 25, 2018Call to advertise today!News-Leader: 261-3696 Nassau County Record: 879-2727 seniors publication produced, printed and distributed by the Nassau County Council On Aging, the News-Leader and Nassau County Record. tIt took less than two months after Chez Lezan Bakery closed its doors in March for career military veterans Diana and Bill Craun to open Dianas Family Bakery in the same location at 1014 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach. The bakery business is new to both of them, but they both have a love for baking and, from customer reports, are good at it. The closest Diana Craun came to this business before now was working in a military mess hall. Bill Crauns closest experience was working in a restaurant while in college. But since opening Dianas Family Bakery on the Thursday of Shrimp Festival week, they have picked up where Chez Lezan left off, providing customers with cakes, cupcakes, pies, muffins, croissants, breads and salt bagels. Diana likes baking, while Bill loves making bread. Business has been real good, Diana said. We have had a lot of the former customers of Chez Lezan come since we opened and also have had a good amount of new customers. Local restaurants have stopped in to discuss purchasing baked goods for their menus. The couple would also like to work with the high school home economics program and to provide scholarships for students as part of their community involvement. After all, Diana said, her college degrees are in home economics and education and she has an undergraduate degree in culinary arts. The business requires getting up before 5 a.m. to get all the baked goods ready for an 8 a.m. opening, but they are accustomed to being early risers, growing up and working in the military all of their lives. The Crauns bought the bakery business as a retirement gift for Diana, although she is still on active duty after 28 years in the Air Force, working in the Pentagon as a finance officer. Diana outranks Bill. She is a colonel and he retired from active duty as a captain. Bill is the one running the bakery shop during the week since she still reports to her job at the Pentagon. The Crauns moved to Fernandina Beach a year-and-a-half ago from Alexandria, Va., where they lived for 20 years. They have a grown daughter and son who are out on their own and a daughter who will be a senior at Fernandina Beach High School next year. Their oldest daughter was working at the Publix market on the island last year and helped the owner of Chez Lezan load groceries. After the Crauns daughter spoke about how her parents were thinking of opening a bakery on the island, the wheels were set in motion. The Fernandina Beach City Commission spent a large part its fourand-a-half-hour Tuesday meeting discussing whether to change the zoning on 2.15 acres along South Third and Gum streets owned by American Legion Post 54 so they can make more marketable a 100 by 200 foot section on Gum Street that they intend to sell. In the end, a first reading of the zoning change to the Future Land Use Map was approved by a 3-2 vote. Post representatives asked the commission to change the zoning of the land that the legion owns from Industrial (IND)/Medium Density Residential (MDR) Land Use (Split) and Light Industrial (I1) Zoning to Mixed Use (MU-1). That zoning would allow houses and commercial buildings for a variety of businesses ranging from retail shops or offices to be built on the property. The 2.15 acres includes a triangularshaped Medium Density Residential section along South Third Street that is right across from a heavily used railroad siding and overlooks a mountain of pine chips used for production at the Rayonier Advanced Materials mill. The other triangle of MDR property runs along relatively quiet South Fifth and Fir streets. The four, 50 x 100 foot lots along Gum Street that the Legion wants to sell are in the middle, and zoned industrial, with a tiny sliver falling into an MDR triangle. Gum Street is used for heavy log truck and other industrial traffic going into and out of the entrance to the RYAM mill. South Third Street is zoned mixed use to the north of the 2.15 acres. Post leaders want to sell the lots adjacent to the organizations building in order to pay off a mortgage and use the money in its efforts in the community. Kelley McCrimmon with Berkshire Hathaway spoke on behalf of Post 54. She said the organization has discussed the change with the citys Planning Advisory Board. When we approached the PAB it was not the intention to go and build this into a (residential) subdivision, McCrimmon said. It was to allow for a more unified transition of what youre getting. It just seems like a natural transition to go from a railroad track on the other side to being able to put in a mixed use and have more drugstores or singlefamily or maybe twoor three-family (units) than your manufacturing firms which could go in there now, or a big storage facility. I dont see how thats going to really increase your property values. I think its a good compromise for everybody involved. Commissioners opinions about building homes on the site varied. Chip Ross said that the property is zoned industrial in order to allow for job creation and that it should remain industrial. I believe this violates our Comprehensive Plan, to ensure land COURTESY GEORGIA SEA TURTLE CENTERWild Amelia is scheduled to kick off the 12th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival at 10 a.m. today at Main Beach in Fernandina Beach with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center of Jekyll Islands release of two rehabilitated juvenile green sea turtles back to their ocean home, according to a news release. The two turtles Snowy Owl and Plankton have been assessed as healthy enough to return to the sea after receiving treatment by the staff of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, directed by Dr. Terry Norton, DVM, according to the release. The public is invited to join the rope line to see this event. Check with Wild Amelia on Facebook for updates should weather become an issue. The Wild Amelia Nature Festival includes ecotours, exhibits for adults and children, live animals, music, a silent auction, a sunset fundraiser cruise, and more. For details, visit wildamelia.org.For event schedule, see page 9A.fffrf rfThe ex-principal of Fernandina Beach High School, who was allowed to resign and did not immediately face any charges after he was caught stealing money from basketball ticket sales, was arrested in Clay County this week and charged with grand theft for the January incident. Spencer Lodree was arrested by the Clay County Sheriffs Department on a warrant requested by the State Attorneys Office. According to the arrest report, Lodree, 42, of Orange Park, was arrested in Green Cove Springs. He was held on a surety bond of $503. Lodree was allowed to resign from his position with the Nassau County School District on Feb. 5 after an investigation by the Fernandina Beach Police Department determined he had stolen $1,300 in proceeds from a basketball game. He admitted the crime, indicating he needed money for his daughters college tuition. Nassau County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns declined to press charges against Lodree, saying at the time that the money Lodree took was deducted from his final paycheck. Lodree then found a job as an assistant principal at Northwestern Middle School in Jacksonville, according to media reports at the time. He was fired from that job two weeks after his hire for failing to disclose information about the reason he left FBHS. Contacted by the News-Leader Thursday, Burns said she is aware that Lodree had been arrested but declined to comment further. She referred all questions to the State Attorneys Office. After its investigation, the Fernandina Beach Police Department contacted Assistant State Attorney Donna Thurson about prosecuting the case, but in light of Burns refusal to press charges, she advised that her office would not be interested in pursuing prosecution, according to a report at the time. David Chapman, communications director for State Attorney Melissa Nelsons office, said that the case was active, so he could not provide much information. After further investigation, our office determined that arresting Mr. Lodree was the appropriate course of action in this case, Chapman said. Lodreerfrnrftbrbf bnnnfnbnr JOHN SCHAFFNER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERDianas Family Bakery is located at 1014 Atlantic Ave., across from Central Park. It is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For further information or to order take-out, call 491-4665.BAKERY Continued on 3Afffrr frfrfrb fnnfbrfnrfr fnfnnrfREZONING Continued on 6AA late morning robbery Thursday of a Fernandina Beach convenience store has resulted in the arrest of a Nassau County teenager for armed robbery and resisting arrest, according a report from the Fernandina Beach Police Department. The FBPD received a call at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday of a robbery at the Speedway located at 3100 S. Eighth St. at the corner with Amelia Island Parkway. The suspect, Brandon Michael Hicks, 17, who resides in an unincorporated area of Nassau County, allegedly brandished a gun at a clerk and stole money and other items from the counter, then fled in a vehicle he had parked nearby, according to the report. After receiving the call, the FBPD broadcast a description of the suspect, and Nassau County Sheriffs Office Deputy Mark Delacruse, with assistance from off-duty FBPD Officer Mitch White, stopped the vehicle on State Road 200 just before County Road 107, about three miles away. The suspect was taken into custody and subsequently identified by witnesses. No one at the Speedway was hurt in the robbery. ffffffrf NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 1 5/17/18 5:17 PM

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The Fernandina Beach Group of Narcotics Anonymous will hold Beach Bash! this weekend at Burney Park beach on Amelia Island. The schedule is as follows: Today, 5 to 9 p.m. music and fish fry at 5 p.m.; shrimp and crab boil at 8 p.m.; speaker and meeting. Saturday, 12 to 9 p.m. cookout, volleyball, speaker and meeting at 3 p.m.; horse shoes, bonfire, speaker and meeting at 8 p.m. Sunday, noon meeting. For more information, call 759-0240. rffnSince 2010 and the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf, the Nassau County Sierra Club has annually organized the Hands Across the Sand event at Main Beach to oppose the expansion of offshore drilling, seismic testing, fracking, and mountain top removal to advocate for a comprehensive energy plan based on sustainability, conservation, and renewable energy, a.m. Saturday, according to a news release. Hands Across the Sand event strives to promote the awareness that our oceanfront and beach is a vital recreational, economic and ecological treasure of Fernandina Beach that is vulnerable especially since Northern Florida is still under consideration for offshore oil drilling, seismic testing, and the buying and selling of drilling leases, the release states. This as a grassroots movement and we invite all local residents and interested parties to join us ... to encourage legislators to protect our clean water resources by steering energy policies away from the current dependence on fossil fuels and towards clean energy. Join hands with us to draw a metaphorical human line in the sand against the ecological threats of dirty fuels, it continues. Similar events will be taking place simultaneously around the world. Oil spills have the ability to ruin entire ecosystems and can take legislators to protect our clean water resources by steering energy policies away from the current dependence on fossil fuels and towards clean energy, the release concludes.rtbrr holding its 15th annual fundraiser for the local Community Hospice. This year, the company will hold a silent auction that will include items and services donated by local hotels, golf courses, restaurants, the Jacksonville Jaguars, tinue through June 30. Items may be viewed at magnasalon.com and at the salon, located at 103 Centre St. Donations are also welcome. Checks should be made payable to Community Hospice and Palliative Care and can be mailed were recognized in 2017 with the National Philanthropy Award for Small Business.ttrrtA diabetes support group for those with Type 1 or 2 diabetes meets every Thursday at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the MCCI building located at 449621 U.S. 301 in Callahan. Varying topics are presented with informal support and discussion. A registered dietitian and a mental health counselor will facilitate some sessions. Today, participants will prepare a healthy meal to take home and cook. For more information and to register, contact Melanie Hadden at 507-2692.There is no cost to attend.rbrrThreads of Love Northeast Florida Chapter needs volunteers for a charity sew-in supporting UF Health Jacksonville on Saturday. UF Health mately 80 infant deaths per year. This event is open to the community. Participants will be sewing bereavement gowns and blankets. If you machine or hand sew, iron, or can pin and cut, the event can use your skills! The Threads of Love project will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2800 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Jane Harbour at 615-804-2377 or jadairharbour@gmail.com for details of what to bring with you.brbrrbThe next meeting in Family Support Series will focus on The Importance of Fatherhood from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 96016 Lofton Square Court in Yulee. Jack Johnson, program director of P.R.I.D.E., will be the guest speaker. According to FSS, studies indicate that children with actively involved mothers and fathers are less likely to drop out of school, become pregnant or get involved in illegal activity. The goal of P.R.I.D.E. is to show the significance of the paternal relationship and to improve the father-child bond. A continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. will be available. For more information or to register, call 255-5347 or email fss.bls.nassau@fssnf.org.rnrrnThe Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach, in cooperation with OneBlood, will host its third blood drive for 2018 on Wednesday, May 23. With the approach of summer vacations donors, but the need for blood is constant. Each simple gift helps up to three people in need in our community. The mobile donation unit will be parked in front of the Florida House Conference Center, directly across South Fourth Street from Espana Restaurant, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 23. After donating, join the Rotary Club for lunch in the Conference you, call John Howard at 738-0310.rrrChapter 1088 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will hold a monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, at The Nassau Arc, located at 86051 Hamilton St. in Yulee. The guest speaker will be Mary Inqui, who will disexperiences while serving in a MASH unit in Vietnam. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with refreshments. Guests and new members are welcome. For information, call 432-7006.nThe Westside Republican Club will hold its 4th annual Reagan Day BBQ on June 2 from 12 to 3 p.m. with Congressman and Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis as keynote speaker in the multipurpose building at the Northeast Florida Fair Grounds, located at 543378 U.S. 1 in Callahan. Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, barbecue fare, door prizes and blugrass music with fellow Republicans and candidates for local, state and federal office in Nassau County. Individual tickets are $15 and a table of 8 may be purchased for $120. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/4th-annualreagan-day-barbecue-tickets-45205967265.rfttrrtThe next meeting of the Hearing Loss Support Group of Nassau County will be 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Check in at the front desk for the location. Ralyn Jelus of Cochlear Americas will be the presenter. In addition to a presentation, each support group meeting offers members an opportunity to share experiences with hearing loss, as well as how they deal with the impact on their lives. The group is also seeking a social worker to serve as facilitator. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Ruth Kaiser at hlsgnassau@gmail. com. The Hearing Loss Support Group meets monthly on the first Tuesday. There will not be a meeting in July. Watch for August meeting information.trnNow is your chance to bring your old and worn flags to the closest UPS store for proper disposal. The Amelia Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at 10 a.m. June 14 at Nassau County Fire Station 20, located at 5518 First Coast Highway on Amelia Island. The chapter retired 100 flags ceremony. You may turn your flags in as late as June 9.frrSt. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission at 86000 St. Francis Way in Yulee will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 24. All donors will receive a free OneBlood T-shirt and a wellness checkup that includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screenings. Sign up online at oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code 34851. Walk-ins are always welcome.rtrCan you help people adapt to a hearingimpaired world? Nassau County Volunteer Center is looking for a hearing loss support group facilitator. This unique individual will schedule meetings and speakers, update social media, and participate in traditional marketing techniques. This person would have a social work, facilitation, hearing or audiology background. If you fit the bill, go to volunteernassau. org and volunteer.tThe UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Service is offering weekly individual consultations at the Barnabas Center, located at 1303 Jasmine St. in Fernandina Beach, for Medicare beneficiaries. If you will be new to Medicare, have questions about Medicare or want to know if you qualify to save money on your Medicare drug costs, Medicare monthly premium, deductibles and copays, call Meg McAlpine at 5306359 to schedule your private appointment. Appointments are being scheduled on Fridays, beginning today and continuing through June 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Extension information and services are available to all individuals regardless of race, color, sex or national origin.fttrrtA free support group for survivors of sexual assault meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Family Support Services in Yulee. For more information, contact Lori Armstrong at 716-5390 or larmstrong@womenscenterofjax.org.rHealing Hearts is a local support group for those who have lost a spouse. The group meets twice a month on the second Monday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the Marina Restaurant and again on the fourth Monday at 6 p.m. for dinner at the Marina Restaurant. For more information, contact Mary Mercer at 415-1881 or Joni Reid at 556-6767.nrrrrtThe Nassau Volunteer Center has a new service for volunteers. Go to volunteernassau.org and click on Volunteer or Get Connected. This simple to use free tool allows you to tell agencies what skills and interests you have while allowing the agencies to find suitable volunteers. This one stop registers you for dozens of agencies in Nassau County. For information, call 261-2771.rtrbbDo you ever have the need to visit the Nassau County School District administration office located at 1201 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach? Do you find yourself driving 20 plus miles to get there? Is it a trip that takes you more than an hour these days? The Nassau County School District now has two satellite offices. The westside location is at 45021 Third Ave. in Callahan and the Yulee location is at 86207 Felmore Road in Yulee. The offices will provide a place for parent meetings, employee meetings, staff meetings, and support. If you have questions or would like to schedule a meeting,call 491-9900.rrA documentary film maker has put out a call for Vietnam-era POWs. Thuy Diem, whose father was in the South Vietnamese Army, is producing The Unforgotten. Her father was captured and escaped during the war before finally coming to the United States. Veterans who would like to share their wartime POW experience can contact Diem at aspotbellypig@ gmail.com.rGary W. Belson Associates holds basic with defensive tactics courses, concealed-weapon license courses and close-quarter defensive tactics courses. For information and more class dates, contact Gary Belson at 491-8358 or 4762037, or gbelson@bellsouth.net, or visit www. thebelsongroup.com.bbrfnThe TOPS weight loss group meets at 3:45 p.m. Thursdays in the county building at 86026 Pages Dairy Road in Yulee.rbrfNHS Second Chance Resale Store and its sister clothing store, NHS Second Chance Closet, are looking to grow their team of volunteers in all areas. If you have a few hours a week to spare and enjoy meeting and working with other animal lovers in a fun atmosphere, pick up a volunteer application at Second Chance, located in the Eight Flags Shopping Center on South 14th Street or go online to Nassauhumanesociety.com and click on Volunteer. For information, call 321-0022.rrtAmelia Residents in Action for the Symphony sponsors a program each January and February that visits all fourth grade classes in Nassau County with 40 orchestral instruments. The goal of the program is to acquaint students with how to properly hold and play each instrument. To be able to reach all Nassau County students, ARIAS needs volunteer zookeepers. No experience is required. To volunteer, contact Susan Kosciulek at 5480227 or Barbara Zacheis at 321-5639. f rf rffFriends and family sadly say good-bye to a most extraordinary man, Calvin Wayne Atwood, who died May 15, 2018 at age 94. Born in Bellows Falls, Vt. in 1924, Cal served with the Marine Corps as a parachutist-machine gunner in World War ll and was wounded in combat on Iwo Jima. Returning from the war, he completed high school and earned degrees from Lawrence University and Columbia University, where he was a Baker Scholar. He taught and worked in school administration at Sidwell Friends in Washington, D.C., at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Mo., at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. His passions included his wife, Carol Ann, his children, golf and his poetry. He and his wife served as presidents of the board for Amelia Island Museum of History. He combined his passion for golf with fundraising activities and helped create and promote two annual golf tournaments. Both the museum and the Marine Corps Leagues Toys for Tots (named for him) tournaments are now major fundraising events for the two organizations. His children include Wayne (deceased), Todd (Carol), Nathan (Helen), Laura Fox (Robert), and Bill Horton. He is survived by his sister, Faith Sagi; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Cal authored two books of poetry, A Squadron of Roses and The Isle of You. His poems have appeared in publications including Leatherneck Magazine, The New York Times, Paris Review, International Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review and The Fernandina Beach News-Leader. He served as president of the North Carolina Poetry Society and the Georgia State Poetry Society. He has been a poet-in-residence for the North Carolina Arts Council. He was recognized by Hands On Jacksonville, an organization that recognizes outstanding volunteers in the Jacksonville area with a Heart of Gold Award. His award, Service In Uniform, was for his many community volunteer activities. A fellowship at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School is named in his honor. Cal participated in the Amelia Island Museums Veterans History Project, which is authorized by the United States Congress. His personal story of his war experiences landing on the beaches of Iwo Jima is available at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard. A celebration will follow at Bar Zin, located at 4924 First Coast Highway on Amelia Island. Please share your memories and condolences ay www.oxleyheard.com.rfrntffbLisa Mitchell Cook, 56, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018, at Community Hospice & Palliative Cares Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Her loving husband of 28 years, Dr. Michael H. Cook, DDS, vigilantly stayed by her side to take care of her every need, just as he had done when they worked together at their dental practice. Lisa followed her mother, Donna Mitchell, along with her sister and brother to Fernandina Beach in 1980 from southern California to fall in love with the island and the beach where she and Mike have always lived. She now leaves her husband and their immediate surviving family, consisting of two daughters, Ashley Crosby and Susan Sadler; two sons, Michael Crosby (Lauren) and Robby Cook; and three grandchildren, Edie Sadler, Greta Sadler and Sawyer Crosby. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Joni Thomas and her children, Chris, Josh and Katlynn of Fernandina Beach; a brother, Dan Mitchell and his children, Parker and Paige of Austin, Texas; uncle and aunt, Franz and Martha Lee Mitchell of Fernandina Beach; and uncle, J.D. of Landers, Calif., where she learned to ride motorcycles in the California desert. She also has an extended family of two halfbrothers, Tony Boles (Julie) and Jason Boles (Kelly), and lots of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, who all live in Glenwood, Iowa, and dearly love her. Lisa is at peace now but she left us too soon! We all would like to think that she is now up in Heaven playing her dice game with her departed grandmothers whom she loved. All of her families will sorely miss her, including her two little dogs, CC and Charley, that she walked daily. The family will have a small private memorial service on the beach at a future date to celebrate her life.trrnt rfnf nrftbrbrnrnThe News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader, 511 Ash Street, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. 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 TO 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 general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RATESMail in Nassau County ........................................ $41.99 Mail out of Nassau County .................................. $71.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Wednesday, 12 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 5 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Church Notes: Tuesday, 5 p.m. People and Places: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAY NEWS-LEADER FRIDAY NEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.* Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday, noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline will be Friday at 5 p.m. f EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES rf ntbr Memorial Day Holiday tr n ntrr HOMELESS HOMELESS ANIMALS ANIMALS... ...THEYRED YINGFORA 2NDCHANCE.A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCEMENTBYTHENEWS-LEADERAdopt A Companion Today. rThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) now posts its weekly lane closure report online at www.NFLRoads.com/TrafficReport. With major work underway on A1A and other projects in Nassau County, you can stay upto-date on which roads will have lane closures. Commuters traveling into Duval County can also get the latest on Jacksonville lane closures. The report is updated every Friday. NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 2 5/17/18 4:14 PM

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The city of Fernandina Beach might borrow $6.6 million to make repairs and improvements and to restore full operations at the Fernandina Harbor Marina, according to discussions held this week. Since Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the marina has been in disrepair. Along with the damages to the docks, fuel pumping station and other facilities, the marina has not been dredged since 2015, creating a silting problem that leaves boats sitting in the mud at low tide. The waterfront area has long been touted as a priority of the City Commission, and business owners who operate out of the marina have for months spoken at commission meetings, imploring city leaders make good on promises to improve it, as the issues there are having a negative impact on their business. At the May 15 commission meeting, several of those business owners again asked the commission to restore the facilities at the marina, including waste pumping. Capt. Kevin McCarthy operates Amelia River Cruises. He said he is paying $1,000 per month for mobile pumping service, which is not ideal for his customers or other patrons of waterfront businesses. The biggest problem I have now is waste material from my boats, McCarthy told the commissioners. I have to hire a company to pump it out. It became an issue this week when Brett Carter (who operates Bretts Waterway Caf at the marina) came to me and said that, while the port authority truck was pumping my boats out, their customers were trying to have lunch on the deck. The stench was so bad that they left. McCarthy asked the status of restoration of pumping capabilities and the fuel station at the marina. City Manager Dale Martin said that the city hopes to have the fuel station up and running in a few weeks. He said the planned repairs to the marinas southern attenuator complicate repairs to the pumping. With regard to the pumping, we are looking at restoring the pumping capabilities. (That) would be a double expense, rf To advertise your listings in the Exclusive Properties section contact Candy at the News-Leader today at 261-3696. Best Value on Amelia Island $489,000 Compare to $600,000 Homes200 River Oaks Drive, Fernandina Beach MLS 78917 $489,000 AmeliaFernandinaRealEstate@gmail.com www.AmeliaFernandinaRealEstate.com(904) 419-9080 OPEN HOUSE SUN. 5/20 12P-4P NE PRICE *In order to receive the bonus amount, CD must be funded with funds from a nancial institution other than VyStar Credit Union. Bonus will be credited on the next business day after CD is opened and funded. Early withdrawal penalty applies and bonus amount will be deducted from CD if closed prior to maturity date. Fee incurred could reduce earnings. Limited-time offer. All new accounts are subject to approval. Programs, services, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. VyStar Credit Union. 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There was one fatality according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The Crauns met in 1974 at SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe which is located in Belgium. Diana was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her dad emigrated from Guatemala and served 26 years in the Air Force, including during the Vietnam War. Diana also speaks fluent Spanish. Bill was born in Reno, Nev., and his dad served in the Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Bill spent his Army career as an infantry officer and Ranger, and still works with the government as a personnel security contractor. He speaks fluent Korean and has had eight deployments to Iraq and four to Afghanistan. And consider the bakery safe. Bill was in charge of security at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. He also was on personal security details for several presidents and secretaries of state on their visits abroad. Bill could still do that type of work overseas on a contract basis, but Diana is hoping the bakery business will keep him home. Bill is also handy, doing all of the extensive renovations to the store prior to its opening. Diana points out that their business is strictly take-out. We would like to do breakfast and lunch takeout, she added. We hope to have a place where people can come in, have a cup of coffee and meet other customers, maybe go across to the park with their breakfast or lunch baked goods. The bakery at 1014 Atlantic Ave., next to Central Park, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For further information or to order takeout, call 491-4665.Continued from 1A r rffrntbt rfffrfMARINA Continued on 4A rfn ttbttt tttbbrtt bttt nt f NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 3 5/17/18 5:22 PM

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The new address will be 463909 S.R. 200, Unit 1, in Yulee. The credit union will move from its existing location, where it has been since it opened in the county in 2008, just to the west. Interior build-out and exterior improvements will start this month and the branch is expected to open this fall. The new location will be nearly 2,450 square feet. The interior features an open floor plan, bright colors, advanced technologies, and full-service, self-service, and assisted-service options such as the credit unions Expert Nearby solution, according to the release. Auld & White Constructors is the general contractor and TTV Architects is the design firm. CFCU is a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast. It serves more than 5,200 members in Nassau County with about $46 million in deposits at this branch.Due to the length of the most recent City Commission meeting, I refrained from offering comments related to the citys public safety personnel. Ill share those comments here. In memory of Chaplain Don McFadyen, the City Commission opened the meeting with a moment of silence. One of the scheduled proclamations for the evening was to formally recognize National Police Week (May 13) and Peace Officer Memorial Day (May 15). Chaplain McFadyen traditionally offered the invocation at this meeting, so to recognize and remember his service to the community in this manner was movingly appropriate. Following Mayor Millers recitation of the proclamation, Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth held the commissioners, staff, and residents in awe as he recounted the daily challenges of our patrol officers (and patrol officers everywhere). As he indicated, patrol officers are unique in that very few other (if any) occupations require as part of the daily uniform a body camera and body armor. I am blessed to be able to work with the women and men of the Fernandina Beach Police Department on a daily basis. They are extremely courteous and even more professional (even when Officer Mazuryk pulls over an unnamed, soon-tobe city manager for inoperable tail lights). I have ridden on late shifts with several officers, cheered them on at charity events, and witnessed their enthusiasm at the annual Shop with A Cop event. All of them are inspiring to be around. Shortly to join the ranks of our police department are two newly trained officers: Officer Kyle Kenyon and Officer Zachary Leadingham. Both officers are scheduled to begin their service to the Fernandina Beach community on Monday. I look forward to welcoming those officers. Also deserving of recognition are the members of the Police Auxiliary Corps and the additional support provided by the Fernandina Beach Police Foundation. Everyone associated with these two groups is a passionate volunteer. In addition to recognizing the contributions of the police department, the fire department recently conducted promotional exams and several firefighters will be promoted. Those to be promoted include Brad Richardson (captain), Marcus Carter (lieutenant), Chris French (engineer), Daniel Hulett (engineer), and James Tucker (engineer). Congratulations to these gentlemen on their accomplishments and selection. The members of the fire department are similarly professional and courteous as the members of the police department. Again, I am honored to work with such dedicated city staff. I thoroughly enjoy the infrequent time that I get to spend with them in the station or on the trucks. As the traditional summer season begins, Fire Chief Ty Silcox and Deputy Chief Fino Murallo are readying the Ocean Rescue crews. Every year, dozens of lifeguards are hired to monitor our beaches. Many return for successive seasons. These lifeguards are faced with a variety of daily challenges but over the course of the last couple years have maintained an unblemished record of no drownings while on station. The lifeguards are recognized annually at a banquet, but the community thanks for their service go well beyond that simple meal. Many challenges continue to be on the horizon for our public safety services. Service calls (reported monthly to the City Commissioners) are rising as our residents and visitors multiply. Another hurricane season is looming, meaning that, while most sane people evacuate the island, nearly 100 public safety personnel separate themselves from their families to remain as guardians. Equipment is expansive and expensive and facilities are old. It will be necessary to study and review the public service capital needs as next years budget is crafted. The men and women of the police and fire departments are truly committed to the quality of life in our community. From the growing number of residents and visitors (and strongly supported by the recent Citizen Survey), they are doing an exceptional job. Thank you for the leadership of Chief James Hurley and Chief Ty Silcox, the public safety personnel represent some of the best of Fernandina Beach. Well done, ladies and gentlemen. Stay safe. Dale Martin is the city manager of Fernandina Beach. because we install it, then, to repair the southern attenuator, we would have to uninstall it, and then reinstall it, Martin said. Work to repair the damage suffered by the marina as a result of Hurricane Matthew have been put on hold, awaiting confirmation from FEMA of reimbursement of funds spent on the marina. However, Martin said that the city plans to float a bond in anticipation of that reimbursement. He said the bond resolution will appear on the agenda for the next City Commission meeting, scheduled for June 2. Requests by the News-Leader to view that bond resolution were not answered by press time Thursday. Martin said the city will seek a line of credit of approximately $6.6 million in anticipation that the bulk of that will be reimbursed by FEMA. Additionally, this money can then be converted to a loan for damages as a result of Hurricane Matthew as well as other improvements to the marina, Martin said. Those are estimated at approximately $8 million. He said funding for marina repairs and improvements will be in place when that line of credit is in place. Passing the bond resolution will require two readings at commission meetings, as well as advertisement. Then the city will solicit bids from banks for the bond. Martin told the commission that the intent of the funding efforts are to have the commission reach its goal of having the southern attenuator repaired by the end of the year. The intent is to, as soon as we award the contract to the design builder in July, the intent is to immediately proceed with bids on the southern docks as well as dredging, Martin said. Hopefully the city will recognize a scale of economy with all that equipment here for the southern attenuator. That equipment will already be here to remove the southern docks. The goal is to install the reconfigured docks by the end of April next year. In other business, the City Commission: Proclaimed May 28 as Memorial Day; Proclaimed May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day; Heard a presentation from the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization; Heard a presentation from the Code Enforcement & Appeals Board; Heard an update from Fernandina Beach Main Street; Approved on first reading an interlocal agreement with Nassau County to fund a housing needs assessment; Approved the first reading of a five-year agreement with Advanced Disposal Services for trash collection in the city; Approved the first reading of an ordinance that will create a Building Department and a Planning and Conservation Department, which were formerly both under the umbrella of the Community Development Department. A position of Building Director was created, and an arborist was also added. Utility operations manager was eliminated; Approved on first reading an ordinance putting in place fines for jake breaking by heavy trucks in city limits; Approved on first reading amendments to the city code governing efforts of land conservation and preservation; Approved on first reading a code amendment regarding customary use of beaches; and Appointed Colleen Espersen and Thomas Morris to the Housing Authority.rf ntbrb rf Continued from 3A rfrnt b NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 4 5/17/18 5:24 PM

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At its May 10 meeting, the Nassau County School Board approved Phase 1 of renovations to Fernandina Beach Middle School, which will upgrade the schools cafeteria as well and make improvements to the band room and art room. The total price tag for the project is $5.2 million, with almost $2 million going toward the cafeteria. The projects scope includes improvements to the parking lot, security fencing at both the middle and high schools, more secure entrances, remodeling the cafeteria and dining areas, creating a new outdoor covered dining area, replacing windows and doors, replacing the carpet in the band and chorus rooms and replacing the stage lighting in the auditorium. Complete plans for the project and its costs can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2rI5ynl. The work is expected to take 10 months and was designed by Bhide & Hall Architects. Construction will take place in phases in order to have minimal disruption of the existing cafeteria as possible. The new kitchen will be constructed during the 2018-19 school year, followed by the remodeling of the existing kitchen and dining spaces during the summer break of 2019. The schedule for other renovations has not been finalized. The School Board also heard from a former soccer coach who feels, along with many of the parents of the girls he coached, that he was forced to resign under false pretenses after rumors spread on Facebook that he mishandled funds. Will Kirkland said he has been a teacher in Duval County for five years and has been coaching the West Nassau High School girls soccer team for four years. He said that during the past season a parent harassed him, but that those complaints were professionally handled. However, an allegation of Kirkland mishandling funds from the teams bank account led to his resignation, he said, though he did not want to quit. He fought back tears as he read a statement he had prepared for the board. After sitting down with an administrator, we found that all monies were not missing and that there was an overage of funds in the account, Kirkland said. When I started four years ago, there was a small amount, and now, to this date, there should be a large amount in the girls soccer account. I take pride in knowing that we are able to afford gear, new jerseys and equipment for these girls, through fundraisers. Kirkland said it was suggested that he resign. Before spring break, I sat back down to go over the account, and it was suggested to me that I resign because it would damage my career, and, if I fought these false accusations, it would just be easier to lose the little job, Kirkland explained. This is not a little job to me. This is something I believe in and support because it is my passion. Being asked to resign was harmful and very personal. This resignation was not my decision. It was definitely pushed because it was felt they were looking out for my career as a teacher, but its hurting both me as a coach and the kids that stand behind me because there wasnt any need of the resignation. I am here asking that these false accusations be recognized as such and that they be cleared from my name. Several parents and one player spoke to defend the coach, although none of those who allegedly accused him on social media spoke to the board. Among the parents who spoke on Kirklands behalf was Robin Braddock. She said Kirkland was instrumental in her daughter getting a scholarship to Brewton Parker College, as well as helping her play on a semi-professional team out of Gainesville. Hes an honest person. Hes worked hard. He connects with the girls, Braddock said. Theres no yelling, no demeaning, no vulgar language. Its encouraging. I find it hard to believe that one or two parents that just dont like the way he coaches, and maybe theyre having a hard time controlling him, would be so vicious as to spread false allegations and it come to this. I dont feel its right to force rf rfntrbbbfbtrftbb tbbbbnbbntbbbnnb bnbbnbttnbbtbnttb bbbbbnbbbnn btbnbntbnbb nbbbbbbbbnrfb bbbbnbbbbbnbb bbbntrbbbfbtbtbbnbb bbbbbbnbbnntrbbb fbtrfbbbtttttbbtbbrf rfrfrf rfrf rfrfrfbb bnnbbbnnbtbn nbttnbbttbbbb bnbnbbbbbnbb tbbbtrfnbt tbbnbbb bbtttbbbbbbnntbbtb bbbbbtttbbbn bbnbbbbbtbbnbbb tbtntbtbbbbb bntbbbtbnbt nbbbbnbbttbb tnbbbbbb bbb rfrnntbbr rrrnntbfbr nntbbtbb bbn bbnb bn rfnbb tbbb r ffntbtb The Nassau County School Board is still trying to determine the best way to provide more law enforcement officers in the school district by the time students report again on August 10. All school districts in Florida are required to comply with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, passed after the massacre at the school in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14. According to Ray Poole the districts chief of legal services, the new law provides three options for school districts: To use more school resource officers SROs which in Nassau Countys middle and high schools are law enforcement officers employed by the Fernandina Beach Police Department and Nassau County Sheriffs Office; To use school safety officers SSOs who would be sworn law enforcement personnel employed by the School Board with the power to make arrests for violations of law on district school board property and to arrest persons, whether on or off such property, who violate any law on such property under the same conditions that deputy sheriffs are authorized to make arrests, according to the new law; To use school guardians, school employee volunteers who would receive extensive training and be allowed to have secured weapons on campus, but without the power to arrest. The guardians would have no authority to act in any law enforcement capacity except to the extent necessary to prevent or abate an active assailant incident on a school premises, according to the new law. Most teachers are not allowed to be guardians, but exceptions are made for teachers with certain military or law enforcement experience. The guardian program would have to be established by the sheriff. The full text of the new law can be found here: http://laws. flrules.org/2018/3. Poole said the board has decided against school guardians and now is in discussions over whether to hire SROs or SSOs to be in compliance with the new legislation. The Fernandina Beach middle and high schools already have ntbtftnfrfbt rfnt Poole WEB PHOTOFernandina Beach Middle School front campus. The school was opened in the mid 1950s and was the home of the Fernandina Beach High School which moved from its Altantic Avenue facilities.SCHOOLS Continued on 9A NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 5 5/17/18 4:39 PM

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for industrial and commercial use, Ross said. Basically, we keep using the word industrial, but most of those places down there are commercial and they are job-generating property. What were doing here is replacing economic opportunity with more residential land. He quoted a part of the Comprehensive Plan that says the city will ensure land for industrial purpose, but city Planning Manager Kelly Gibson said planning for the citys future requires a look at the bigger picture. You are quoting from a section that is specific to the industrial land use category, so that adequate provision of industrial land is provided throughout the city, Gibson said. We have to look at the Comprehensive Plan as a whole, not as an isolated set of policies in a holistic fashion. That is what this staff report attempts to do here, is to evaluate the applicants request with comp plan statements that are in support of or against that applicants request. Gibson said that, theoretically, 21 units could be built on the property to be rezoned. So we are going to put 21 houses directly, within 200 feet, of a railroad yard and paper mill, Ross said. The purpose of the analysis is not to give any indication of what is intended to develop there but rather to give a range of uses that would be permissible as a result of the land use amendment, Gibson explained. The whole reason of this exercise is to put in more housing there, Ross countered. Its houses that are next to an industrial use (zone), which is, in legal terms, called a nuisance. A nuisance is simply something people have problems with. Were encouraging development right next to a railroad yard and a paper mill. Once again, this is Commissioner Ross telling people how they should live, said Commissioner Roy G. Smith, who argued that houses built next to the railroad and paper mill would be less expensive, making it easier for people to afford to buy houses in the city. If people want to put houses in that area theres other houses there now its not like this is something totally different. They should be allowed to. You are trying to decide those people shouldnt have to live by a railroad track, or they shouldnt have to live within 200 feet of the mill. Weve got them living there now. Its those peoples choice if they want to buy those lots and put a house there. Its not for you to say thats not a good idea. Let them decide if they dont want to do it. If people wont buy them, they cant do it, but people should have the opportunity to live there if they want to. Theres houses all in that area now. You are trying to run the city on what you think. We have to look at everybody its everybodys city. Its not your city. I was elected to vote the best for the city. You think thats best for the city? Im looking out for the residents who would like to live (there). They have the choice if they want to live by that railroad. Its not necessarily houses, either. It could be other businesses. Its gotten to where every meeting you are against anything thats progressive, Smith told Ross. Post 54 Commander William Martin asked that the buyers of the lots be allowed to determine how they use the property. We want to try to get this property rezoned as MU-1 to increase its marketability to other people, Martin said. Let whoever the buyer is determine what they want to put in there. We dont have anything to do with that. We dont want anything to do with that. Itll be their decision. Its not our intention. Weve never had the intention of developing anything. Let the buyers do that. We just want to make it easier for them, make it more accessible for them. Commissioner Phil Chapman said that homes built on the property would probably be less expensive and that city government has a responsibility to help people who cannot afford to buy homes in the upper price bracket. I think the time has come to say we need to care about the people on the lower economic scale. These are not going to be half-million dollar homes, Chapman said. From a realistic standpoint, if I can buy a house, knowing its by the railroad and the mill, Im not going to go in there and buy a $400,000 house. Im going to buy a house thats affordable, I believe, for an awful lot of people. I really think that we keep saying we need homes for the people that work downtown. To me, this gives us the possibility of providing some of that. Vice Mayor Len Kreger voted against the zoning change. He said he opposed the density change that would come with the rezoning. I have problems with continually rezoning for density to build houses, Kreger said. When you buy a piece of property and its R-1 or MU or whatever, you bought it. When you buy property and then you want to sell it to create more density, I have a problem with that. I will not continually rezone to build more houses. Im a strong advocate of affordable housing. Theres no guarantee were going to get that. Its an industrial area. Zoning laws are one of the strongest things a city has to manage growth. Im not going to continually sit here and change density, increase density. Right now its industrial. People cannot build there now. Thats the way it should be. Were allowing people, for economic issues, to come in and change density and increase and build housing. I wont support it on that basis. Fernandina Beach resident Mike Lednovich, who is running for Roy Smiths Group 4 seat on the City Commission in this years election, advocated for keeping the industrial zone in order to control growth. The question before you tonight is will you add your vote to the pile of all the previous rezoning votes that will, with each new housing development, eventually turn our city into a place we wont recognize? Or, will you vote to preserve the spirit of our community? Lednovich asked. Ladies and gentlemen, look around the room, Chapman said. The spirit of the community is here. It is not the houses that we build. Its the attitude of all of the people here. Were not talking about a 30-unit development here. Were talking about a relatively small number of homes, and, given that location, I cant see these (being) megahouses. The people that are requesting this sacrificed an awful lot for us to sit here and say we will give other Americans an opportunity to have a home. Thats about as American as mom and apple pie. Several more speakers addressing the commission advocated against the change. The discussion grew to include concerns over truck traffic, noise complaints from tourists and the health hazards of living near an industrial site. McCrimmon told the commission the purpose of the request is simply to allow the American Legion to market some of its property. I think whats being lost is what originally came before you, McCrimmon said. The American Legion has a parcel of land that has 11 or 12 underlying parcels on it. All they wanted to do is ask permission to sell four parcels on Gum Street so that they could pay off some of their other debts and do things for some of their other members. Theyre not concerned with developing two-and-a-half acres of land. They wanted to sell off a 100 by 200 foot parcel of property. Thats all theyre concerned with. They are trying to get you guys to understand. The commission approved the change by a 3-2 vote, with Ross and Kreger casting the dissenting votes. BEACH FACT FINDING COMMITTEE Based on the passage of HB 631 (Beach Bill), the Board of County Commissioners has formed a Fact Finding Committee consisting of Michael S. Mullin, County Attorney, Shanea Jones, County Manager, and Taco Pope, Director of Planning and Economic Development, to receive testimony and documentary evidence as to the customary and historic beach use, including dry sand areas, in the unincorporated areas of Amelia Island, of the dry sand areas of the beach. e public is invited to participate and provide testimony and documen tary evidence as to the customary beach use. e Fact Finding Committee will meet in the Commission Chambers, located at the James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida on the following dates and times: May 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. May 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. May 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. May 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Any member of the public can submit documents via electronic mail to contact@nassaucounty.com. For any questions or additional informa tion, please call Sabrina Robertson at (904) 530-6010.ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA /s/ JOHN A. CRAWFORD BY:/s/ PAT EDWARDS Its: Ex-Ocio Clerk Its: ChairmanIndividuals with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Oce of the E x-Ocio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners at least two days prior to the proceeding at (904) 548-4660, or, if the hearing impaired, Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770 (v) or 1-800-955-8771(TDD). CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH/SPECIALThe area between the yellow-shaded areas adjacent to the American Legion Post 54 is currently zoned for industrial use. After a spirited debate at Tuesdays City Commission meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 on a first reading to rezone the whole 2.14 acres owned by the Legion as mixed use MU-1 in order to make it more marketable, a request made by the Post. 4800 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FL 32034 (904) 261-8651, Option 0 1742 South 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-3226, Option 0 Continued from 1A EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES rf ntbr Memorial Day Holiday tr n ntrr Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web www.fbnewsleader.com Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! 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That gives conservatives leverage to push for freemarket reforms to the other 20 percent of the bill and they should. The food stamp program accounts for about 80 percent of the cost of the farm bill, and work requirements are overwhelmingly popular with the public. They enjoy a robust 82 percent approval among all voters and are supported by even 71 percent of Democrats, according to a recent poll commissioned by the Foundation for Government Accountability. If the farm bill accomplished nothing else, it would be worth supporting for this popular, critical reform that would incentivize Americans to reenter the workforce and get back on the ladder of economic opportunity while helping grow an economy that is being held back by chronic short ages of workers in many industries. But a farm bill that reforms the food stamp program while reauthorizing farm welfare programs without reforms and in some cases even with expansions is an unnecessary political gift to Democrats, who can spin their opposition to sensible work requirements by accusing Republicans of hypocrisy. The bill loosens the loophole that allows nonfarmers to collect agricultural subsidies of up to $125,000 per year. Current law allows immediate family members of farmers to collect even if they dont live on the farm; the proposed farm bill expands the definition to include urban-dwelling cousins, nieces, and nephews. And they arent required to work to collect the money. And commodity support programs are available for couples making up to $1.8 million per year hardly the needy rather than following the much more sensible proposal in President Trumps budget to cap eligibility at $500,000. The bill also reauthorizes the Soviet-style sugar program, which the great anti-cronyism writer Tim Carney has accurately identified as a test of whether Republicans understand the distinction between pro-business and pro-market. The sugar program is a hidden tax of $2.4 to $4 billion per year, according to an analysis by the American Enterprise Institute and it pushes candy companies to move to Mexico so they can buy sugar at the much lower world price. Census Bureau estimates show the sugar program has destroyed about 123,000 American jobs. But it continues because the sugar industry is politically powerful, especially in the key state of Florida. There might be enough votes in the House to reform the sugar program, but we wont find out unless leadership allows a vote. Ultimately, conservatives may find it impossible to resist voting for a bill with a key policy reform (work requirements) applied to the single program (food stamps) that accounts for 80 percent of farm bill spending. But if they can use the leverage gained from Democrats walking away from the table to force reforms on the farm side of the bill, they will achieve an even bigger victory while saving leadership from an obvious political vulnerability created by the current bill. Copyright 2018 Phil Kerpen, distributed by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Mr. Kerpen is the president of American Commitment and the author of Democracy Denied. Kerpen can be reached at phil@americancommitment.org.rfCustomary use during my 35+ years as a resident has come to mean significant restrictions on beach access. When I first moved here in 1983, you could buy a beach pass and drive on the beach from the Sadler Access all the way to whats now the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier. No more. The city is to be congratulated on its 40+ access points which permit us Hoi Polloians relatively unfettered access to the citys beachfront on the island; the same cannot be said of the county. The countys access points at Peters Point, Scott Road, Summer Beach and Burney Park permit significant access to the countys beachfront immediately south of the citys. However, theres about a mile of beach directly in front of the Omnis property that is only accessible if youre willing to hike a long way down the beach from Burney Park or up the beach from the South Beach Access Walkover. A glance at the countys Prohibited Beach Driving Areas map (http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/DocumentCenter/ View/4518/Beach-Driving-Prohibited_Beach-DrivingAreas-2) shows these Prohibited Beach Driving Areas that, in essence, created semi-private (if not private) beaches on the countys end of the Island. Lest the county be inappropri ately singled out, I understand there was state involvement in these Prohibited Beach Driving Areas. While driving on the beach is a contentious subject, one thing it did do was permit access to all the islands beachfront. Based on the recent flap over the changing of the beach driving signs around the Sadler Road access point, it appears that the beachfront property owners in the city would like the same consideration that has been given to the countys beachfront property owners. I would like to note that below the mean high water mark on the beach, the land is owned by we the people and a lot of our political leaders would do well to remember that portion of Lincolns Gettysburg Address that goes ... of the people, by the people, for the people ... Pat Beamer Fernandina BeachrntfrThe 2018 Lady Pirates softball team would like to send a special thanks to XL Carts for giving us the use of one of their carts for the Shrimp Festival! Thank you XL CARTS, THE LADY PIRATES! Cris Holland Coach, FBHS Lady PiratesbnHi, this is the first time I have ever written to any news paper, but I just had to agree with Mary Berger, printed in the May 11 paper, about the dog park injury. I, too, was saddened and baffled when I read about the injury. That was not a bad dog. If you dont understand that dogs run and play when they are with other dogs at their playground, then dont volunteer, stay home and be safe. A couple of weeks ago, the man who cuts my lawn brought his dog, a year-old pit bull, and had him confined while he worked. I told him Id like to meet his dog, so he let him out. The dog was so happy he ran into me and knocked me down in my front yard. He was not a bad dog. I will not sue or blame anyone! Wanda Johnson Nassau CountyrfntrnMany politicians, including our president, scare the American voting public by stating that their opponents want to repeal the Second Amendment. However, amending the Constitution is very difficult, next to impossible. Since Pearl Harbor (1941) there have only been six amendments to the United States Constitution. In our countrys history, only one amendment has been repealed (18 prohibition, repealed by 21). The most recent, Amendment 27, prohibits pay increases for members of Congress until the next term of Congress (and) was ratified in 1992. This Amendment was original ly approved by Congress in 1789. Therefore, it took over 202 years for that Amendment to be ratified by the 38th state, Michigan. Ironically, this amendment was the Second Amendment at the time of its approval by Congress. Of course this did not pass for many years, so the Second Amendment we have now is the Right to Bear Arms. Amending the U.S. Constitution requires a positive vote of 2/3 of both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, then a positive vote of three-quarters of the state legislatures. A National Convention can be called by the Congress; however, this has never been done. Neither party is likely to retain this size majority, therefore a Constitutional amendment is quite unlikely. The vast majority of the American public want to retain the Second Amendment. The most prominent individuals advocating the repeal of the Second Amendment are a 98-year-old retired Supreme Court justice plus a handful of obscure Congresspersons. I, for one, want to retain the Second Amendment. The American adult public should have the right to bear arms. Hunters, sport shooters, individuals protecting residences or possessions, and legitimate gun collectors should be allowed to possess certain types of weapons. My concern is that we should restrict the ownership and possession of certain assault weapons, i.e. AR-15s, AK-47s. These weapons are killing machines and should be limited to 1) military 2) law enforcement and 3) legitimate gun collectors. Currently, some guns/weapons are illegal in the United States. If we could keep the assault weapons out of the hands of mass shooters, we could at least minimize the number of casualties. Of course, there are many reasons, we, in America have mass shootings. Assault weapons are just one reason. No American should worry about the repeal of the Second Amendment or any other amendment. Amending the Constitution is a very difficult and arduous task. Not going to happen, however our politicians will continue to try to scare the voting population. Richard Billings Fernandina BeachTax increases are about as popular as the roadwork on State Route 200/A1A in Yulee. Or as a log truck creating congestion by driving in the passing lane, or a daily visitor leaving trash on our beach. However, one recent tax increase is more palatable. And profitable and effective. It is a subtle increase in the so-called bed tax, quietly assessed on overnight hotel stays on Amelia Island. User taxes are paid solely by users. As long as the use is nonessential, these taxes are not regressive. They are progressive and the kind we can use without consternation for county residents. Bed taxes are sheer innovation. When overnight visitors stay here, they use our roads and beaches and municipal services, for instance. In turn, they contribute to the county coffers through this incremental tax added to their hotel bill. And since most residents feel they pay enough in taxes and fees, its nice to have tourists chip in, even though the bed-tax revenue mostly goes toward tourism-related causes. The slight tax is hardly noticed, since its only a fraction of the hotel nightly rate. And you get hit with it when checking out of the hotel, still groggy from staying too late at the Palace Saloon. (Since the Palace is the oldest saloon in Florida, you could pass this off as a historical pursuit.) We want overnight visitors, more so than the daily variety. The longer visitors stay here, the more they spend within our local economy for meals at restaurants, for bike or boat or kayak rentals, for goods from our stores. Local residents also benefit. We would not have this degree of luxuries and amenities if not for the 700,000 tourists who stay here each year. (Think Lake City.) And lets not forget that the well-healed residents moving here are attracted by these finer elements of life. The bed-tax increase came by way of a 5-0 vote by county commissioners. For clarification, it is technically known as the Amelia Island Tourist Development Tax. Last year alone, the tax generated $5.5 million in tax revenues for the county. With this   increase in the bed-tax rate, another $1.4 million in tax revenues will come our way. This is the first increase in the bed tax in eight years so it has not been abused. Meanwhile, tourism is one of our biggest industries, and employers. The Amelia Island Tourist Development Council convincingly justified the tax increase this way: With an average return on investment of $157 for every marketing dollar spent by Amelia Island, that $1.4 million revenue could result in a return of nearly $220 million to Nassau Countys economy. Now, thats a tax increase that residents can live with, and even enjoy. Well take that over road construction or sloppy tourists any day. Steve Nicklas is a financial adviser and a chartered retirement planning counselor for a regional U.S. firm who lives on Amelia Island. He is also an award-winning columnist. His business columns appear in several newspapers in North Florida and South Georgia, and on his personal website at   SteveNicklasMarketplace.com. He has published a book of his favorite columns from the last 20 years, All About Money. The book is available in local stores and on Amazon. He can be reached at (904) 753-0236.nttffnf tr t P tK tn nA m n nC mm rm n n r rn MILT PRIGGEE-OAK HARBOR WA/CAGLE CARTOONS JEFF KOTERBA-OMAHA WORLD HERALD/CAGLE CARTOONSNassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cell), email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com Steve Kelley, District 2 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell), email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com Pat Edwards, District 3-Yulee, 335-0260 (cell), email: pedwards@nassaucountyfl.com George V. Spicer, District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, Kings Ferry, 568-3409 (cell), email: gspicer@nassaucountyfl.com Justin M. Taylor, District 5 -Callahan, West Yulee, 625-5624 (cell), email: jtaylor@nassaucountyfl.com City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners: Mayor: Johnny Miller : 556-3299 (cell), email: jmiller@fbfl.org Vice Mayor: Len Kreger: 432-8389 (home), email: lkreger@fbfl.org Roy G. Smith : 556-0951 (cell), email: rsmith@fbfl.org Phil Chapman : 624-5590 (cell), email: pchapman@fbfl.org Chip Ross: 410-394-0220 (cell) email: cross@fbfl.org NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 7 5/17/18 4:17 PM

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CALL 261-3696 AND ASK FOR AN AD-VISOR TO PUT THIS SPACE TO WORK FOR YOU. Steve Johnson Automotive1505 S. 14th StreetFernandina Beach, FL904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community 904-261-6956542057 US HWY 1. Callahan FL BUICK GMC CHEVROLET 464054 SR 200, Yulee (904) 261-6821 Welcome to Gods House Left, Roy Benson, former cross country and track coach from the University of Florida, shows off the bag of trash he collected. Benson works with the Amelia Island Runners and hosts a free weekly track workout for the community each Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Fernandina Beach High Schools track. Another set of trash collected by a group of runners during the month of April, above.PHOTOS BY KEN FORD/SPECIALOrder of the Eastern Star of Fernandina No. 55 recently delivered thank you bags filled with candy treats to the three fire rescue stations in west Nassau County. The first stop was at the Bryceville station, above, where the ladies learned that the station was the last station to have been built, making it the newest in the county. Pictured from left are Lt. Crews, Engineer Fouraker, Norma Storms, Engineer Light, JoAnn Wilder, Lucy Hickox, and Engineer Griffin. Traveling on to County Station 40, below left, members learned that the station has the only career tanker in Nassau County. Pictured from the left are Engineer Herrin, Storms, Lt. Patrick, Engineer Watso, Hickox, Engineer Hulse, Firefighter Iasimone, and Wilder. Upon arriving at County Station 90, below right, and meeting the staff there, Eastern Star members were in the middle of explaining the contents of their gift bags when an alarm sounded, sending Engineer Berglin and Lt. Patton racing off in the one of the trucks. Pictured from left are Wilder, Firefighter Driggers, Hickox, Engineer Weever, and Storms, who explained about the visits, It was a chapter project where all members contributed the candy and bags and filled the bags. All eight of the paid fire rescue stations in Nassau County have now been visited and thanked.When God created Adam and Eve, He did not throw them into the garden to play at their discretion or will. He commanded them. He appointed and charged them to put in order what He had created. He has always clearly stated what was acceptable and what was not. Thats why we are without excuses when we choose to do things according to our plan and not Gods. After the act of eating the forbidden fruit in the garden, they were clearly disobedient because everything else that God had created obeyed just what He said. Let there be light. Grass did not appear; rather, light obeyed and was. When He said, Let the dry land appear, water did not gush forth; rather, dry land obeyed and appeared. Everything God ever commanded or spoke to obeyed Him, everything except the human. The wind, the water, the grave, death, seeds, herbs all intelligently heard. In other words, they all obeyed. They had no opinion, no attitude, no resistance, no previously planned agenda. God said it, that settled it and they did it. God commanded man, and man acted contrarily to the command. The created was saying to the creator, You do not know what is best for me. Therefore, I will assume the responsibility of knowing and doing what is best for me. That is a very dangerous proposition. We are very good at listening with our physical ears to what is being said from physical lips. However, the renewed heart is what causes a person to hear, and that does not mean with physical ears. To truly hear means to intelligently hear not with the intellect, but with the mind of Christ. When Christ heard, He became obedient until death. As recipients of the mind of Christ, this is how we are to hear, willing to obey our heavenly father, no matter what the cost. The families of the late Sister Mary Blue and Bro. Charles Jones say thanks to each of you, their family and friends, for all acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement and ask that you keep them in your prayers. Birthday wishes to Mike Smith, Vincent Johnson Jr., Minnie Johnson, Kendall Harris, Doris Green, Hadleigh White, Merritt Hardy, Darien Bolden Jr. and Omega Clark. rf ntbrt The Amelia Island Runners local running club spent the month of April participating in a Spring Clean Challenge in which members of the clubs running groups picked up trash along their routes on the island and in Yulee, according to a news release. The runners were influenced by the Swedish trend called plogging that similarly has runners or walkers take the time to pick up trash along their routes to help care for their communities. Amelia Island Runners wanted to show the local community how much they love living here and how easy it could be for an active community to help keep their streets clean, the release states. The majority of the items collected were beer cans and plastic water bottles. Among the more interesting trash items collected on the runs were shoes, rubber gloves, a hubcap, and flip flops. One member even found a $10 bill, according to the release. We can all help keep our town clean, Amelia Island Runners President Steve Scruggs said in the release. If each and every one of us just picked up one piece of trash we passed each day, imagine how clean our community could be! The Amelia Island Runners hosts multiple runs open to the community throughout the week. To learn more, visit ameliarunners.com, and to see even more picture of the trash they collected, find them on Facebook by looking up Amelia Island Runners. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Members of the Thursday Night Current Running group show off trash they collected from downtown to Main Beach in less than an hour. The group runs each Thursday and meets at Current Running on South Eighth Street at 6 p.m. rrfrrntrb nrrThe Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be open Saturday. Located on North Seventh Street between Alachua and Centre Streets in historic Fernandina Beach, this is a rain-or-shine, outdoor farmers market that offers over 40 booths of fresh baked breads, seasonal produce, and other artesian foods sold by the growers and producers. Highlighted this week are the handcrafted ice cream sandwiches from Epic (AKA Sugar Flour Pastries) that are available in key lime pie, chocolate on chocolate, or local espresso. Local espresso won the 2018 Desserts of Amelia and is flavored with local distillery Marlin and Barrels vanilla espresso rum. Pairing Epics ice cream with Lady Bug Jams and Jellies makes sense with their new brownie jam. This delicious and unusual jam is made from chocolate, cherries, and real hazelnuts. Looking for something healthier? Grow your own fresh vegetables from Seven Trees Nursery. This week they will be bringing a variety of tomato plants, peppers and other seasonal vegetables. Galbreath Farms is returning with their fresh basil plants, and Robert is bringing a beautiful selection of landscaping plants. Roses An Unbelievable Egg Roll returns to the Market Place this week as well as Steephill Vermont Syrup. This will be the last opportunity this season to get authentic syrup at the farmers market until fall. There is a new vendor coming to the Market Place on Saturday Tea Nation. They will have a variety of handcrafted tea flavors available. Music this week will be provided by Jenn Burns Staples, and Starting Point will be in our Booth With a Cause. Starting Point is a not-for-profit, private agency that promotes emotional wellness through psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse services and community education and awareness. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday of the year. JUDIE MACKIE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERApril showers brought us beautiful May flowers that are available at the farmers market in Fernandina Beach this Saturday.trrrr rrr NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 8 5/17/18 4:16 PM

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SROs from the FBPD, and Emma Love Hardee and Southside elementary schools have SROs furnished by the NCSO. The School Board currently pays 75 percent of the salaries for those officers, and the police agencies that furnish the officers pay the remaining 25 percent. The additional training required, as well as equipment, for the officers at FBHS and FBMS was paid for by the FBPD, Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth said. Foxworth said the Fernandina Beach Police Department plans to provide two SROs to replace the sheriffs deputies currently at Emma Love Hardee and Southside Elementary, beginning next school year. Our City Commission understands how important safety is and has agreed to fund two new officers, Foxworth told the News-Leader. Two of our senior officers will go to the schools, and the FBPD will hire two new officers to replace them. The officers who will go to the schools will receive the required additional training this summer, Foxworth said. The SROs will be used in the summer months for patrolling the beaches and downtown during the tourist season. The School Board will pay 75 percent of the officers salaries for the nine months they work in the schools while the police department will pick up the remainder. Foxworth said the true value of having a police officer as an SRO is in building relationships between the police department, the schools and the students, and in providing training in areas such as bullying and cyber safety. There will be seven additional officers hired for the schools that are not in Fernandina Beach, Poole said, and one supervisory officer. If the school district decides to go the route of SROs, the NCSO would hire officers for the countys 12 remaining schools. The cost to recruit, train and equip those officers would be over $600,000, Poole said, and would have to be done before Oct. 1 of this year. In addition, it will cost the district $80,000 per month to maintain those officers. The board and the NCSO have been splitting the monthto-month cost for officers already in the schools. After the board makes a decision to go with either SROs or SSOs, the next decision will be how to split the cost between the NCSO and the NCSB, Poole said. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said he has not made any plans regarding providing officers for the schools that are off the island. We are waiting to see what the school board wants to do and how it will be funded, Leeper wrote in an email to the NewsLeader. Poole said the Florida Department of Education furnished $500,000 toward the cost of the increased security in schools this year, but how the board will finance the added security next year is another decision the board is still considering. Asked when the board would have the NCSO and FBPD officers in place as planned, Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns quoted the governor, who said he expects to have at least one school safety officer in each school at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Re altor DirectoryHave proper ty fo r sale ? 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MLS # 69402 NL/PSArfThe Barnabas Center of Fernandina Beach is the winner of a $75,000 Sapphire Award for excellence in promoting community health care. The highly competitive award included entries from around the state. The award was presented by the Florida Blue Foundation. According to the foundation, The Sapphire Awards are designed to recognize and award excellence and innovation among organizations, programs and individuals that have made a significant, positive impact on health-related outcomes for Floridas at-risk individuals and communities honorees embody thoughtful, creative and innovative leadership. Barnabas took the top prize in the organization category. Since its inception in 1986 at the impetus of St. Michael Catholic Church, and with support from other churches and donors, Barnabas has provided food and financial assistance for individuals and families in crisis throughout Nassau County. In recent years its mission has expanded to address a critical lack of access to medical care. As Barnabas President and CEO Wanda Lanier recently shared with the News-Leader, What sets Barnabas apart is the integration of services around a holistic health care model. We try to address clients physical, nutritional, social and emotional needs, looking at causes, not just symptoms. Lanier, who has been the director at Barnabas for nearly eight years, added, We see food as medicine here. Last year the food pantry served 4,551 people. More than 200 volunteers contributed more than 16,000 hours of service to Barnabas last year. They included medical practitioners, food pantry assistants, instructors and community garden caretakers. In 2005, under the leadership of community newcomer Dr. Tom Washburn, Barnabas added an evening clinic consisting of a single exam room staffed by medical volunteers to provide urgent health services to the homeless and others without access to medical care. In a partnership brokered by Washburn, Baptist Medical Center Nassau agreed to donate lab and x-ray services for patients seen at the clinic. Its a partnership that has strengthened and flourished. Washburn served as medical director at Barnabas Clinic until 2014 and continued to see patients there until 2016. He is now retired. In 2014, Barnabas expanded services into primary medical care, dental care, mental health counseling and vision and hearing screening services. The clinic opened for daytime hours with three dental and four medical exam rooms. Services have expanded to include a broader spectrum of clients, many of whom have jobs but cannot afford medical insurance. The clinic serves those with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Barnabas also recently assumed operation of Gerris Corner, a nonprofit resource center for women with cancer. Last year Barnabas provided 900 patients with urgent and primary medical care and 768 patients with dental services. Volunteer practitioners provided 142 patients with specialty care at no cost through the Barnabas initiative Nassau Cares. Baptist Hospital and Baptist Medical Center remain our partners in healthcare in addressing the needs of the uninsured. Without $2.9 million in financial and in-kind services from them, we would not be able to provide these services, said Lanier. When I talk to people around the country and the state, no one has a partnership like this. Its unique. Washburn, a physician who transitioned from private practice to public health services, said he arrived in Fernandina Beach in 2004 from Bradenton, Fla. with plans in hand for a clinic to serve the homeless. We had tried to start a clinic there, he explained. He found the Fernandina Beach community and his peers in the medical community receptive and supportive. I am proud for Barnabas and gratified by what the program has morphed into and their outreach to a broader group of people in need of care. I give Wanda (Lanier) credit for much of that, he told the News-Leader. Barnabas Center is located at 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 101, in Fernandina Beach with satellite centers in Callahan and Hilliard. For more information, call 2617000 or visit BarnabasNassau. com.nt somebody to resign, or fire them, based on false allegations. Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns spoke about some of the false information posted on Facebook. I want to go back to the false accusations on Facebook and the claim that the school board in Tallahassee had fired the coach, Burns said. You all know thats not true. There has been no claim that anyone did anything wrong, stole money. That is not true. As far as there being accusations from the school board, and I dont know about anything from Tallahassee, I suspect we would hear about that if it happened, those things are not true. Burns went on to talk about the way rumors spread on the social media site. Im not on it, but try as I may, there is no way to get ahead of it. For some reason, when things are on Facebook, they are the gospel. That is not necessarily true, she said. If one person who is a part of this group was out there making these allegations, I, as a parent, and everybody else who is involved, would be going to that person and addressing that person. Its hard because people are very brave behind a screen on Facebook, but when it comes time for face-to-face, theyre not interested in facing up to that. School Board Vice Chairwoman Gail Cook, sitting in for absent Chairwoman Donna Martin, explained that while the board approves extra curricular positions such as Kirklands coaching job, principals submit recommendations for those positions. Personnel issues are, by statute, strictly a superintendents position, Cook said. You need to go through her with all your concerns. We appreciate you coming, appreciate you bringing what you feel like is the truth here. Moving forward, that would be Mr. Gaus and Dr. Burns. Curtis Gaus is the principal of West Nassau High School. Suzanne Davis, director of personnel for the district, said that while Kirkland is not officially employed by the School Board, he does have a personnel file and that he could put a statement in that file.Continued from 5AContinued from 5AWill Kirkland said he was forced to resign as West Nassau High School girls soccer coach after false allegations of misappropriations of funds spread on social media.JULIA ROBERTS NEWS-LEADERrfrntb trtBarnabas President and CEO Wanda Lanier, right, receives the award from Florida Blue CEO Patrick Geraghty. Florida Blue Foundation is a trade name of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation Inc.FLORIDA BLUE/SPECIAL NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 9 5/17/18 4:47 PM

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rfn n n ntlr b A Hunter Parry, Emily Shore, Johanna Ross, Rowdy Portier, Capt. Spencer Ross, Jarrod Hodgkins, Karson Mullaney and Logan Varn, from left, are pictured with their big catch of blue water gamefish landed during the 25th annual Amelia Island Blue Water Shootout held over the weekend. Johanna Ross took first place in the lady angler division, and team Flossy placed second in the event with 133.22 points.SPECIALThe Amelia Island Club Womens Golf Association wrapped up its spring season with a team event and individual shootout on May 10 on the Long Point golf course. The morning began with a nine-hole event that included both nineand 18-hole golfers. Featuring a scramble format, the team of Judy Schmonsees, Sue Braddock and Diane OMalley won the event. Finishing in second place was the team of Maureen Nussman, Dee Sullivan, Rosie Stubbs and Pat Henderson. Following the nine-hole scramble, members of the WGA participated in its annual Long Point Cup Shootout, in which winners of major tournament events throughout the golf season compete for the trophy. The players included Nussman, Claudeen Lindberg, Jeanne Tennyson, Annamae LePorin, Debi Sutton, Schmonsees and Gin Barbera. On the first hole of the Stableford elimination event, Sutton and Schmonsees were eliminated after a tie-breaking chip-off. Lindberg survived that first hole chip-off and advanced to the next hole, continuing to again win a chip-off elimination against Tennyson and LePorin. The final hole eatured the final three, Nussman, Lindberg and Barbera. Nussman clinched the overall title with a solid par on the final hole.Mary Poole was crowned Club Champion for Fernandina Beach Womens Association on May 15.   The championship ended in an exciting fashion, with Poole winning in a sudden death playoff with Vickie Galpin.   Galpin held the lead after the first round, but Poole came back to tie after 36 holes.   Poole and Galpin entered a sudden death playoff, with Poole coming out with the win. First place in flight A went to Galpin; sKathleen Walker was second.   In flight B, first place went to Julie Hensler and second to Mary Ansley.   In flight C, first place went to BJ Murphy and second to Nancy Inboden. Sue Lopiano was first in flight D; Regina Brennan was second.rffThe 14th annual ALS Amelia Island Golf Classic, held in memory of John Louis ODay, will be held Aug. 3 at The Amelia Island Club at Long Point. Tournament proceeds benefit the ALS Association Florida Chapter. Entry fees are $200 per player or $800 for a foursome. The reception only is $50 per person. Sponsorships are available. Registration and warm-up with lunch buffet are from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a shotgun start at noon. Format is a four-person scramble. The dinner reception is from 5-8 p.m. and includes beer and wine, raffle prizes, awards, silent auction and live music. Contests include hole-in-one, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin (men and women) and putting on putting green. Awards go to the firstthrough fifth-place net teams and firstand second-place gross teams. All players receive a complimentary goody bag. Raffle tickets will be available for five for $20 or an entire arm wing span for $100. For information on the tournament, contact Mark ODay at 553-0576 or odaym25@aol.com or visit www. ALSGolfAmelia.com.rnntbnfTest your skills against Sheriff Bill Leeper, fellow law enforcement officers and area leaders while helping to raise money to benefit the community. The Nassau County Sheriffs Office and NCSO Charities are sponsoring the fourth annual Sheriffs Golf Tournament on June 22 at the Golf Club at North Hampton, Fernandina Beach. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the scramble shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. The event will be followed with an awards ceremony and a meal. Form a four-person team for $500. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Larry Boatwright at 5484027 or lboatwright@nassauso.com for information. r Nussman Poolebbbnfbfrff Hornet pitcher Nick Love, 18, who went 8-2-1 on the season at Yulee High School, is the programs first player to be selected for the Florida Athletic Coaches Associations Baseball AllStar Classic. The senior showcase will be held May 27-29 at Tigertown in Lakeland. Hes our first kid to go to the state all-star game, YHS Coach Fred Matricardi said. He beat out a lot of guys in the area. Hes earned it. Just three players from the region were chosen. Matricardi was familiar with Loves talent before taking over the Hornet program this season. I saw him as a sophomore, said Matricardi, who was the head coach at Baker County at the time. He threw against us at my place for a couple of innings. We got rained out, thank God. He always had good stuff. The record didnt always reflect what it did this year in ERA. This year, he just learned to trust his stuff. He gave up six earned runs all year. Even in the game against Bolles, he didnt give up an earned run. On the mound, hes a bulldog. The Hornets won 20 games, beat Bishop Kenny 7-2 in the District 4-5A championship game as the top seed and qualified for the Region 1-5A playoffs. The season ended in the quarterfinal round, when Yulee lost 6-4 in eight innings to Bolles, the two-time defending state champion. I cant say enough about what he did for us, Matricardi said. Love said hes honored to be the first Hornet selected for the game, but gives credit to his coach. He motivated me to do better, try harder, Love said. Love joins an elite group of former Nassau County players selected for the game, including Michael Johns, Del Mathews, Rashad Albert, Brett Blalock, Matt Heath and Fernandina Beach High School Coach Jon Shave. Its the best all-star game in America, said Ken Roland, former FBHS coach. Its as big as it gets as far as talent pool. Its a game that Hall of Famers have been in. He will be in great company. Every MLB organization will be there, Love said. Its going to be fun. Even as he looks ahead to the game and his future in baseball, Love and his teammates will be hard-pressed to forget the 2018 season. Beating Bishop Kenny in the district title game was the highlight of his senior season, Love said. It was just a game you wouldnt imagine coming from Yulee because we were picked to be the underdogs, he said. We blew them out. It was crazy. Heartbreaking is how he described his last outing as a Hornet. I think everybody on the team knows we should have won, Love said. But its baseball and anything happens. Love is one of 10 seniors on the team; five so far have signed national letters of intent to play on the next level. Love received a full ride to Jacksonville University, where his brother, Avery, a junior, will also play. Ill be there a year before him, Love said. When he gets there, Ill let him know how it is. Im excited. Love takes no credit for teaching his little brother their craft. I didnt teach him anything, Love said. It was all my dad. He was pretty good at baseball. He taught us and he started us out young. And we both pushed each other harder to make each other better. Hes going to JU. Everythings paid for, and hes getting some pro interest, Matricardi said. He got in the weight room this year, and his velocity started getting up. Love was throwing 89-91 mph this season and can hit 93. Once he gets into a college program, hes a kid thats going to sit mid 90s, low 90s, Matricardi said. He will play pro ball if he keeps working and stays healthy. I think JU is getting a steal. He really grew up last year to this year. The skys the limit for him. His breaking ball is really good. It kind of sets him apart, and he has a good curve ball, slider and his change-ups not bad. We didnt throw it that much because we dont speed up high school hitters with it. He has four pitches. I think he can be a guy who contributes right away. Lovetbfbffbfbr r rrr rrBETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERYulee High School senior Nick Love was selected for the FACA Baseball All-Star Classic in Lakeland. NEW Sports Fri.indd 1 5/17/18 4:23 PM

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rfnThe U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a recre ational boating safety educa tion program. The course is aimed at the new boater. Flotilla 14-1 is offering this course at the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 19 and June 9. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Fee is $10. Attend the course and pass Boater Education card. To register or for informa(912) 576-6659 or email htip per3@comcast.net.trbTickets for the all-new Monster Jam Triple Threat Series are on sale soon for the Sept. 1 tour stop at the Veterans Memorial Arena in p.m. and 7 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.MonsterJam.com.bbr for Frogmen 5K will be at 8 a.m. May 19 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. The Tadpole Trot for children 2-6 years old will also be held that morning. Sponsorships starting sponsorship comes with a free 10x10 booth. Email ameliais landfl@jogginforrogmen.com for information. Both the 5K and the Tadpole Trot are hosted by the 100 percent of the proceeds and continuing support to Special Welfare community, including spouses and chil dren. Go to www.jogginforfrog men/ameliaislandfl for informa tion and to register. Early reg runners will participate in 2018. Packet pickup will be from 3:30-6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.nnrrThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres, located off Buccaneer Trail. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner, business meeting and guest speaker presentation. Guests are welcome. The AISC is a great way to meet new friends who share ing. Current boat ownership or sailing skills are not prereq ties throughout the year may sions by water and/or land, such as tubing, swimming with as well as assisting with local mental efforts in surrounding waters. Contact Commodore Tom Maguire at (703) 2981714.nbrAmelia Island Nassau County Youth Lacrosse is a program for youths ages 8-12. Registration is now open for the spring season. There are teaching clinics throughout the year. No prior experience or knowledge of the sport is required. The league is completely without experience. Register at www.tshq.blue sombrero.com/ameliaisland lax. Email aincyouthlacrosse@ gmail.com or contact organizer Fred McFarlin at (252) 2297033 or 277-6702.nrnThe Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games on the petanque courts at Central Park, corner of 11th Street, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and most afternoons on weekdays. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is always welcome. Call 491-1190 for information.rrThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. The monthly social gettogether is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The location for both meetings is Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. All are welcome. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organi promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encour age compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public, and to promote youth-related com For information, contact (256) 453-4744 or email info@ nsfafish.net. Send items for this column to bjones@fbnewsleader.com. tttrnn Academy Baseball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-14 at the Yulee is open to ages 5-14. Cost a T-shirt and more than 12 cleats, sunscreen and water. The concession stand will be open. Campers will learn the fundamentals of baseball and the tools needed to become better baseball players. For information, contact Matricardi at 894-1488 or fredmatricardi@yahoo.comrnnnnb School boys basketball coach Matt Schreiber will host two camps this summer, a basketball camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 4-7 and an all-sports camp from 9 a.m. to noon The all-sports camp includes badminton, basket leyball and soccer. The camp is open to boys and girls entering third through ninth grades next enhancing knowledge of rules and strategies and teach ing the importance of good sportsmanship. The fee is $100. Register the first day of camp. For information on either camp, contact Schreiber at 6352612.nnrfnn camp to teach young, aspir ing players to pass, set, hit, the fundamentals with fun, emphasize teamwork. The camp is open to students in entering fourth a.m. to noon June 4-6 in the Cost is $50. Pre-register by mail. Send mail and pay 85375 Miner Road, Yulee, FL 32097. Bring knee pads, water, snack and athletic shoes. For information, email donna.jackson@nassau.k12. fl.us or call 225-8641, ext. 5697.rrbnr School will host a cheer camp Gym, behind the middle school. The camp is open to ages 3-12. Preschoolers attend from 9-11 a.m., and the cost is $75. Kindergartners through sixth graders attend from 9 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $100. Cash only pay ments will be accepted. Register the first day, starting at 8:30 a.m. Campers should wear shorts, shirts, athletic shoes. A water fountain is on-site. Parents are not allowed to stay. Registration will be in July. There are free teams that will compete during the school year. More information will be future editions of the NewsLeader SUBMITTEDSea Esta, one of the Amelia Island Sailing Club boats, took top honors in the non-spinnaker class of the 2018 Coastal Cup Race from the St. Marys River to the St. Simons Sound entrance. The crew includes, from left, James Lohr, Al Diran, Skipper Glen Stettler and Pat OLear. The Coastal Cup Race was held on Saturday, with participants from Golden Isles Sailing Club from St. Simons Island, Ga., and the Amelia Island Sailing Club. The race is held annually with the boats racing from just outside the jetties on the St. Marys River to the entrance to St. Simons Sound approximately 26 nautical miles to the north. This year, nine boats in two classes (spinnaker and non-spinnaker) covered the distance in very light winds at the start, only increasing slightly during the race, resulting in finishing times between just under six to just under seven hours. Five Amelia Island boats were in the race, and the Amelia Island Sailing Club crew of Sea Esta, skippered by Glen Stettler, took top honors in the non-spinnaker class. Two other Amelia Island boats, Lucky Enough and Misty, placed third in the non-spinnaker class and third in the spinnaker class, respectively. A follow-on race with participants from each club is planned for October; the course will be run from north to south ending at the entrance to the St. Marys River.rrn Fernandina Beach Golf Club hosted the Nine-Hole Ladies Club Championship, held May 7 and on Monday. The winners were, from left, Club Champion Carol Synkewecz, first-flight winner Ro Booth, secondflight winner Lauren Zukovs and third-flight winner Doris Skinner.SUBMITTED NEW Sports Fri.indd 2 5/17/18 2:58 PM

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The womens doubles 4.0 winners were Rumi Gardner and Cyndi Roberts, above. The mens doubles 3.0 winners were Wayne Wall and Jerry Goodson, above right. The mens doubles 3.5 champs were Jerry Rayons and Randy Pfahles, left. Winning the mens doubles 4.0 division were Armondo Nozzolillo and Jimmy Young, right. Not pictured: Cathy Foley and Maureen Moore, the womens doubles 3.5 winners.SUBMITTED PHOTOS The mens doubles 4.5+ winners were Craig Cross and Brad Ashley. Mixed 3.0 winners Wayne Wall and Amy Wall. Mixed 3.5 winners Jana Nebrat and Randy Pfahler. Mixed 4.0 winners Laurie Shreve and Sunil Sunkara. Mixed 4.5+ winners Cyndi Roberts and Brad Ashley. The brother-and-sister team also won gold medals at the 2018 Daytona Shores Spring Pickleball Tournament and, with their respective partners, also took gold in doubles. NEW Sports Fri.indd 3 5/17/18 2:57 PM

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rfntrbbbb tr nr r fntrn frbrn trrtb rn nn rr nn tnn nt rrtnnf rntnnrbtt nbntrfnrn ftnnrnrr tftrnf rfnrn rtrrrb tttrrntr frnrrnfr nrtrntnbrt nbrnnfrfbr rrtnbnn trrrnn trr rtrtrfnfrt bnnfrb ttrrnnbn brrr tnnrrn bnnnt tfnr rrrrbnb rrrn nb rbn nrrrnr trnnrnrnr n nr trfr b rbn fttr tn bn nft rrttr bnf nbt rrrrntr nnrrb rrrrtrtb trfnrnftn nnnnnnf rtrtbtrnbr rrntbt tnrtrbfrf btnrt tn t r ntbKids love to be in the kitchen and baking cookies is a great way to launch their creativity so the Womens Food Alliance is hosting a Why I Like to Bake for My Family kids cookie contest for children 8-12 years of age, according to a news release. Whether its gingerbread, butter, chocolate chip or a family favorite, baking cookies is about having fun in the kitchen. Many cherished family recipes and baking memories are disappearing from tables of family and friends in America today. The Womens Food Alliance believes in nurturing young children with an appreciation for healthy delicious ingredients that combine to express their individuality and curiosity about food, the release explains. Entrants should email their favorite cookie recipe and a story about Why I Like to Bake for My Family by July 6 to leigh@leighcortpublicity.com. Entries should also include the childs name, age, and address, as well as the name, telephone number and email address of a parent or guardian. The Womens Food Alliance will select the top 12 finalists by judging on originality, deliciousness, cookie presentation, the cookies name and the childs story. Finalists will be invited to attend an in-person judging of their creations at 5 p.m. July 16 at Jax Kitchen, located at 1850 Emerson St. in Jacksonville. Finalists must bring a serving plate with at least 12 cookies baked from their recipes as well as a piece of paper with the cookie name, recipe and childs name. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Judges will consider taste, creative use of ingredients and appearance. Winners will be posted online at WomensFoodAlliance.com. The grand prize winner will receive: Two-night family vacation at one of the St. Francis Inns beach lodgings in St. Augustine Beach the Beach Cottage, Beach Bungalow or Beach House (Sunday throughThursday based on availability) ; Sunday brunch for four at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach; Admission to the Colonia Quarter & Pirate Museum in St. Augustine for four guests; Party for 10 at Your Pie Southside in Tapestry Park; A copy of The Everything Pizza Cookbook by Belinda Hulin; A kids meal at Players Grille in Jacksonville; and A $25 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma from the Womens Food Alliance. The first runner up will receive: Sunday brunch for four at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach; Admission to the Colonial Quarter & Pirate Museum in St Augustine for four guests; A kids meal at Players Grille in Jacksonville; and A $25 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma from the Womens Food Alliance. The second runner up will receive: Sunday brunch for four at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach; Admission to the Colonial Quarter & Pirate Museum in St. Augustine for four guests; and A kids meal at Players Grille in Jacksonville. Every finalist will receive: A culinary-themed swag bag from Sugar Snob Chocolates; A kids meal at Your Pie Southside at Tapestry Park; For further information, visit leighcortpublicity.com/family-bake.htm. Kids love to be in the kitchen and baking cookies is a great way to launch their creativity so the Womens Food Alliance is hosting a Why I Like to Bake for My Family kids cookie contest for children 8-12 years of age, according to a news release. Whether its gingerbread, butter, chocolate chip or a family favorite, baking cookies is about having fun in the kitchen. Many cherished family recipes and baking memories are disappearing from tables of family and friends in America today. The Womens Food Alliance believes in nurturing young children with an appreciation for healthy delicious ingredients that combine to express their individuality and curiosity about food, the release explains. Why I Like to Bake for My Family by July 6 to leigh@leighcortpublicity.com. Entries should also include the childs name, age, and address, as well as the name, telephone number and email address of a parent or guardian. on originality, deliciousness, cookie presentation, the cookies name and the childs story. Finalists will be invited to attend an in-person judging of their creations at 5 p.m. July 16 at Jax Kitchen, located at 1850 Emerson St. in Jacksonville. Finalists must bring a serving plate with at least 12 cookies baked rffr NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 13 5/17/18 9:35 AM

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Coast Swing at 7 p.m. followed by Foxtrot at 8 p.m. Tuesday classes are $10 per person or both for $15. Latin in Motion fitness class are at 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. A dance work shop is offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Wednesday and Thursday classes are $10 per person. There will be no Friday Night Dance Party in May. Ballroom On Amelia is at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. Neither a partner nor a reservation is required. For information, call 624-0886 or visit ballroomonamelia.com or the Ballroom on Amelia Facebook page. Community Yoga + Wellness will hold a 12-week beginner yoga course starting May 22. The class will be held 9 to 10:15 a.m. and costs $120. The course will teach the art and science of yoga. The classes are educational, supportive and progressive. Beginners and those who need a refresher are encouraged to attend. You even get home work. Students with common back, neck, knee and shoul der conditions can attend. Scholarships are available.To register, visit yoga-amelia.com/ workshops or email lisa@iynfl. com for questions. Community Yoga + Wellness is located at 120 Beech St. in Fernandina Beach. The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Trio with Bonnie Eisele will Swing Into Spring with performances at Horizons Restaurant, 5472 First Coast Highway on Amelia Island. The group is scheduled to perform 6 to 9 p.m. May 25-26. For reservations, call 321-2430. $15 music charge. Community Yoga + Wellness at 120 Beech St. in Fernandina Beach will hold a belly dance workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 26. Learn the ancient art of belly dance with Margarita Dodd. You can register online at yoga-amelia. com/workshops. Cost is $25. Dance belts and study guide will be available for $16. An Evening of Story & Song returns on Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. to Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro and will feature Jeff Black. Voted as one of the top 100 most impor tant folk artists of the last 25 earned Grammy recognition, radio chart-topping stats, and numerous BMI awards. A mas ter songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul-driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed. Tickets are $20 and available at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, located at 1430 Park Ave. in Fernandina Beach. Call 6012118 for more information.Interested in writing compelling fiction? Thought about starting with a short story? to learn the art of flash fiction writing the short, short story from New York Times best-selling author John Dufresne, who will demystify the writing process, examin ing the qualities that make for vivid and compelling flash fiction at a workshop on June 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro. A registration fee of $65 includes a wine and cheese reception to follow. Call 6012118 for more information. Joseph Cohen and Christopher Salem both authors, speakers, and fathers who care deeply about their sons have designed a workshop set for 3 p.m. June 3 at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro that will provide fathers with the insight, information and tools they need in order to play a more engaged, support ive and influential role in the lives of their sons. Mastering the Father-Son Bond-Building Process will provide a frame work for constructive commu nication that can unify families and strengthen intergenera tional relationships. Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro is located at 1430 Park Ave. in Fernandina Beach. The workshop is free and open to the public. Call 601-2118 for more information. Want to know more Wildlight and all that is planned for the new devel opment? Come to Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro on Tuesday, June 5, at 4 p.m. to hear Wildlight devel there now and all that will be coming. This event is free and open to the public. Call 6012118 for more information. The Amelia Island Museum of History will hold a Brown Bag Lunch at noon Wednesday, June 6. Special guest Chip Kirkpatrick will deliver a presentation entitled Metal Detecting: Finding Buried Treasure on Amelia Island. Kirkpatrick will recount the fascinating history of the first metal detector, which was made by Alexander Graham Bell in an attempt to save the life of President James Garfield. He will then discuss metal detecting and tell us about some of his most interesting finds, including a silver medallion found by Kirkpatrick last January, which is believed to be of Scottish origin and may have a compelling con nection to local history. Join us as we learn about metal detecting and the artifacts that provide a link between past and present. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Grace, are lifelong residents of Northeast Florida. Retired after 32 years with Bellsouth/AT&T, Kirkpatrick was an avid fisherman until a friend got him interested in metal detecting. He has sold his three boats and most of his fishing gear and now does dirt fishing. His wife says he still gets as dirty as before but occasionally smells better at the end of the day. An avowed history buff, he despairs that so much of our history is rusting and rotting away, in the ground beneath our feet. He is dedicated to recovering as much as possible, restoring it and finding places for it in schools, museums and librar ies. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come/first-served. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or gray@ameliamuseum. org. Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 S. 3rd St. in Fernadnina Beach. The kick-off event for the One Book, One Community program will be held at 6 p.m. June 7 at Caf Karibo. The 2018 One Book, One Community event will feature bestselling author Steve Berry, who will discuss his recent Professor Chris Twiggs will serve as the guest moderator for the program. One Book, One Community is a county wide program that encourages Nassau residents to read and discuss the same book. This program is in partnership with the Nassau County Public Library System and the Amelia Island Book Festival and is sponsored by the Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library. This is a plated, ticketed event that costs $25 per person; reservations need to be completed by June 4 and should be made early. Seating is limited. Plate choices are chicken dinner or vegetable lasagna. A cash bar will be available. Checks should be made payable to the Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library. For more informa tion, visit nassaureads.com or call 530-6500. Worldwide Knit in Public Day will be observed from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Fernandina Beach Market. Anyone inter ested in knitting can learn about the craft as well as how to create world peace through knitting. Knitters are encour aged to bring a chair and their knitting. For more information, contact Barbara Cadwell at (715) 350-1967. The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. Episcopal Church to discuss Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. The program is free, and open to the public. Future meeting dates and books to be discussed are July 12, Crossing by Geraldine Brooks; Aug. 9, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward; Sept. 13, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; Oct. 11, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy; Nov. 8, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande; Dec. 13, Daisy Miller by Henry James; Jan. 10, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; Feb. 14, The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. The Amelia Island Museum of History will hold its next 3rd on 3rd Street presentation at 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, with special guest Dr. Michael Butler, who will present State, Local, and National Campaigns: The Civil Rights Movement in Florida. The idea that race relations in Florida did not experience the tumult that other Deep South states did during the civil rights movement domi nateS popular perception. This presentation examines the concept of Florida excep tionalism in relation to the black freedom struggle and places the Sunshine State into its proper regional and national perspective. Butler is an associate professor of history at Flagler College, where he has taught since August 2008. He received both his master and doctor ate degrees in history from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern history with an emphasis on the civil rights movement. Butler coauthored Victory After the Fall: The Memories of Civil Rights Activist H. K. Matthews and has published numerous essays in various academic journals. His latest manuscript is titled Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-2000. This program is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or gray@ameliamuseum. org. Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1978 is planning its 40-year reunion. A meet and greet will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Sandbar & Kitchen at Main Beach (no charge). Dinner and dancing will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, person). A pre-reunion gettogether will be held June 9 on Amelia River Cruises. For questions or more informa tion, contact Johnny at 3217875, Brenda at 753-0235, or Kim at 415-3243, or visit the FBHS Class of 1978 page on Facebook.Resin epoxy, dirty pour art classes are being held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Clay Times Art Center, located at 112 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. All materials are provided for you to create your own 12-by12-inch piece of art, which can be picked up the next day when it has cured to a glasslike finish. Cost is $45. To register, contact Julie Delfs at 518-322-7937. Four six-week adult beginning guitar classes are being offered by the Nassau County Adult Education Department beginning in June. Two classes will be held in the old middle school in Yulee at 850935 U.S. 17 in room 16-01 and will run on Tuesdays from June 12 to July 24 (no class July 3). The first class will run from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The second class will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. The two other classes will be held in Fernandina Beach at the Nassau County School District administra tion building at 1201 Atlantic Ave. in the Team Center on Thursdays from June 14 to July 26 (no class July 5). The first class will run from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The second class will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. The class limit for all classes is six. The cost for a class is $80 for instruction and materials. Call Michelle at 650-823-1767 to register or for information. The Amelia Knitting Club meets from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the BuyGO store on South Eighth Street. Kings Bay RC Modelers, established in 1989, is located Bluff Road and Oakwell Road in Kingsland, Georgia. We are a small Club with excellent facilities, consisting of friendly people passionate about our hobby. We welcome pilots of all levels. To learn more please visit bit.ly/2xDcFBd. ACBL Duplicate Bridge, Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Amelia Island Duplicate Bridge Club hosts the only sanctioned ACBL duplicate bridge games on the island. Monday, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. For information, contact fredstokes50@ gmail.com or (770) 616-7664. Bingo is played every Thursday at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St. The public is invited to play in the meeting hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:05 p.m. Regular session, which consists of nine games for $20, begins at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes, and proceeds are donated to help veterans and the community. You must be 18 to be in the hall during play. Call 261-7900. Lions Club bingo, every Thursday and Sunday, Yulee Lions Club Bingo Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., warm-ups at 5:15 p.m. Early birds play at 5:45 p.m. with the regular program at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old; minimum purchase $15. Information, 708-2591. Living With Loss is a support group organized by the Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition for any one who has lost a loved one and needs a safe place for comfort and support. Meetings are Mondays from 4-5 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Cost is $10 per meeting. Call 2773699 or email supportgroups@ nacdac.com for information. Contract bridge, Monday and Thursday, except the first Monday of each month, 12:303:30 p.m., Peck Community Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Dust off your drum sticks, oil your valves or wet your reed to join the Nassau Community Band! The ensemble meets weekly at 6 p.m. Thursdays in the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. For more information, visit www.nas saucommunityband.com. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), which works with Nassau Management to provide communications support in times of disasters, will hold a fundraising BBQ begin ning at 8 a.m. on today and Saturday on the east side of available will be chicken for $7, ribs for $9, chicken and ribs combo for $12 and a slab of ribs for $20. All meals except the slab include two sides of beans, potato salad or cole slaw and a drink. Xandu, The Musical will on stage at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Amelia Musical Playhouse. Featuring songs by Electric Light Orchestra among others and a cast of roller-skating Greek gods, this parody of 1980s roller disco is directed by Beth Perkins, cho reographed by Susie Dodge, and features fabulous sets, a live rock and roll band, and a high-energy cast. The show runs tonight, tomorrow and May 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. with at 2:30 p.m. matinee on May 20. Tickets are $20. Call 277-355 or visit ameliamusicalplay house.com. The Amelia Island Museum of History will hold its next 3rd on 3rd Street presentation at 6 p.m. today. Special guest Medardo Monzon will present The Genealogy of Genes. For centuries, genealogists have based their studies on ancient records and oral affidavits to establish line of descent. Fifty years after the discovery of DNA, the age of genealogical DNA testing was launched, providing us with scientific methods to prove relation ships. But how were DNA and genes discovered? What are their lines of descent? This entertaining presentation will focus on describing the thrills, intrigue and espionage associated with the amazing race to solve the puzzle of this remarkable molecule by three competing scientific teams. Monzon will also describe the different types of DNA genetic testing, and will show how his own DNA test results encapsu late the story of human migra tion. Monzon began his career as an entrepreneur in his native Colombia, moving to the United States in 1981, where he worked for Dow Chemical, Equistar (now Lyondell) and International Paper. He obtained a chemistry degree from the National University of Colombia and a master degree in chemistry from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the Mahler Advanced Management Skills Program and is certified in neuro-linguistic program ming and several personality diagnostics. Monzon is retired and a resident of Amelia Island. This program is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is firstcome, first-served. For more information, contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or gray@ ameliamuseum.org. Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. Amelia Community Theatre will present The Phantom Tollbooth a play for young audiences and their families based on the classic novel by Norton Juster, at 7 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and May 24-26 as well as at 2 p.m. May 20 and 26 in Studio 209, located at 209 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. The show is recommended for ages 5 and up; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and students. Call 261-6749 or visit ameliacommunitytheatre.org for tickets and information. Auto Legends Amelia Cars and Conversation will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Eight Flags Autosports, located at 925 S. Eighth St. in Fernandina Beach. The event is open to anyone who enjoys cars. Unique and legendary autos will be on display and owners will be available to answer questions. Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for The Addams Family musical at 11 a.m. Saturday at 207 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. In this PG-13 musical, Gomez, Morticia and their quirky family are facing some of the same challenges that normal families face: The Addams kids are growing up. Those auditioning should bring sheet music for an up-tempo Broadway song, be prepared to sing a 32-bar selection, and tell a joke or humorous anecdote no longer than one minute in length. Auditions will also include a dance portion and reading from the script. There are 10 featured roles and 10 ensemble roles. For complete character descrip tions, visit the audition page at ameliacommunitytheatre.org or call 261-6749. Rehearsals will begin June 2 with per formances in August on the ACT Main Stage. The show will be directed by Dave Alan Thomas. The American Legion Riders steak dinner will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19. For $12 you receive a N.Y. strip cooked to order with a baked potato, salad, corn, and a roll. Dinners are open to the public. The Legion is at 626 Gum St. in Fernandina Beach.Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes with East A o r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr frWednesday, May 16 Solution FILE PHOTONassau County Home Educators will hold their 13th annual book sale today at Springhill Baptist Church, located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road in Fernandina Beach. This year the sale will be open to the community from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Curriculum, manipu latives, games, movies, and books for both children and adults will be available. NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 14 5/17/18 9:38 AM

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Fried Shrimp: Buttermilk battered jumbos.Coastal Platter: Crab cake, shrimp & fried sh.Tuna Steaks: Grilled marinated Yellow-n Tuna.Catsh: Grilled or fried boneless catsh llets.Salmon: A grilled half pound boneless llet.Fried Fish Fillets: Hand battered Atlantic cod.Tonys Plate: N.Y. Strip and one seafood choice. & Platter: Crab cake and a seafood choice.Shrimp & Grits: Cheddar-cheese grits, shrimp and spicy andouille sausage.Meat Loaf: Better than Moms or Grandmas.Pot Roast: Slow cooked, tender and super tasty.Turkey and Dressing: All white breast meat.Pork Chops: 2 Grilled marinated boneless chops.Chicken Fried Steak: Buttermilk battered.Chicken Fried Chicken: As good as the steak.Chicken Finger Plate: Hand Breaded.Boneless Chicken Breast: Marinated & grilled.T-Bone Steak: 16oz, comes with a baked potato and choice of two veggies or a small saladVisit our website for more details and up-to-date prices. All of our seafood and regular entrees come with a choice of two veggies and your selection homemade breads and rolls. 2017 Elegant Island Living Magazines Best Crab Cakes2017 News-Leader BEST of the BestFlorida Times Unions 2017 BOLD CITY BEST CRAB CAKES On Amelia Island at the base of the A1A bridge From 11:00 am daily Weekend breakfast from 8:00 AM960030 Gateway Blvd. 904-277-3700 www.barbarajeans.com Also recognized by USA Today as one of Jacksonvilles 10 Best Homestyle Restaurants for 2016Barbara Jeans was selected for Five Winners in the Elegant Island Living Magazines Best of 2017 Crab Cakes, Bread & Rolls, Soup, Vegetable Plate Selection and Southern CookingBarbara Jeans w on2017in the Best All Around Restaurant category!Florida Times Unions WINNER 2017 BOLD CITY BEST CRAB CAKES Best Best of the Dining Out Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Dining Out at your favorite local spots CALL 261-3696 TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR RESTAURANT CAN BECOME A PART OF OUR WEEKLY DINING OUT FEATURE PAGE.rAmelia Island Adventure Camp is for children ages 9-12 who would enjoy an immersive nature and skill-building experience. Participants will learn kayak and paddle boarding skills and go on a nature boat tour to find dolphin in the Amelia River and wild horses along the Cumberland Island National Seashore. Kayaking and paddle boarding in and around Amelia Island immerses children in the nature and wildlife of the coastal islands and teachers technical and leadership skills required to safely paddle boots. Nature exploration continues as your child embarks on a boat nature tour in search of eagles, manatee, dolphin, sea turtles and more. Adventure Camp goals are simple: Learn about nature, develop confidence-building skills and have fun! The camp includes three days of activities and an optional bonus day for your child and family. The camp is planned for June 4-6 and costs $165. More dates are being added to the schedule. Camp detail and online booking is available at AmeliaAdventures.com/AdventureCamp or call 904-500-TOUR for more information.fntbThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County will host a summer academy from June 4 to Aug. 6. Participants will take part in arts and crafts, swimming, cooking, dancing, sports and other activities from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp fees are $360 for the first child and $180 for the second child from the same family; additional children are free. The fees for participants who qualify for free or reduced lunches are $250 for the first child and $125 for the second child. Parents must attend an orientation session to receive a summer academy packet. Dates for orientation will be posted on the white board of the lobby in each club. Members are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Miller Club at 261-1075 or the Roberts Club at 491-9102.ffThe Allegiance Youth Choir will present its spring concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Amelia Baptist Church. The community is invited to attend. No admission will be charged; however, a love offering will be received to defray the costs of the choirs tour and mission project to South Florida slated for June 9-15. Allegiance will be traveling to Broward County, working with the Iglesia Real community by conducting a free Fine Arts Camp for children and families. They will be presenting concerts throughout the area, according to Pam Helton, minster of music at Amelia Baptist Church.LISA INGLIS/SPECIALrShady Ladies Art Studio has put out a call for local artists to submit work for the gallerys next community show, themed Blooming Beauty, according to a news release. Receiving for new work will be Friday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon or by appointment. Works in two or three dimensions and in any medium are welcomed as long as they are ready to hang or display. Opening for the show will be Thursday, June 7, from 5 to 7 pm with a reception for artists and guests. Entry details are available at shadyladiesart.com. The studio and gallery is located on South Eighth Street at the corner of Elm Street. For more information, email info@shadyladiesart.com.SUBMITTEDbMembers of the Amelia Island Sailing Club recently met for an educational and social event. First, club members toured the Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, which provides a history of local people, events, and artifacts. Next, they toured the Marlin & Barrel Distillery and sampled a few of the locally made spirits. Club activities throughout the year include sailboat racing, day and overnight excursions by water or land, social activities such as tubing, swimming with manatees, picnics, and pot luck dinners, and collecting water samples for testing the health of local waterways. To learn more about the club and becoming a member, contact Tom Maguire at 703-298-1714. SUBMITTEDThe Island Art Association will host its 24th annual Art Off The Wall show on Saturday, May 26. This exhibit features studio work produced during the 2017-18 portrait-painting season. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the artists, led by Paul Massing, and the models at a reception slated for 5 to 8 p.m. at the IAA Education Building, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach. For more information, contact the IAA Gallery at 261-7020 or islandart.org. KRISTEN CAMPBELL/SPECIAL NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 15 5/17/18 9:48 AM

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Worship this wee kat the place of your choice... Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL 3209785971 Harts Rd. 9042255128 Y BC ULEE Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome! HURCH rf rfntbrfntb nbt nn 904-261-4293 www.stpeterparish.org 7:30AM Rite 1 Service 8:15AM Breakfast 9:00AM Rite 2 Service 10:10AM Fellowship 11:00AM Rite 2 6:00PM 2nd Sunday Beach ServiceMain Beach 4th Sunday Celtic ServiceWelcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &AtlanticSt. Peters Episcopal Church B LACKROCK B APTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John Kasper, PASTORSunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Awana Wednesday 6:45 pm 8:15 pm Nursery Provided blackrockbaptist.org 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Nursery/Childrens church provided Located near Yulee Winn-Dixie 96038 Lofton Square Court 904-491-0363 www.gracenassau.com F o c u s e d o n J e s u s C h r i s t F a i t h f u l t o G o d s W o r d O v e r f l o w i n g w i t h G o d s l o v e r fntbnnb b t bbbbnn bbnn bnn bbb brnn b 904 491 6082 HolyTrinityAnglican.org 8:00 AM Holy Communion ( aid) 9:15 AM Sunday Bible College 10:30 AM Holy Communion ( ung) The Church with the RED DOORS In Amelia Park by the YMCA 1830 Lake Park Drive Anglican Province of America TRINIT Y CHURCH HOL Y FIVE POINTS BAPTISTMORE THAN A CHURCH, WERE FAMILYCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, Pastor Sunday School ........................................ 10:00am Worship Service ..................................... 11:00am Evening Worship ......................................5:00pm Young Adult Bible Study ........................... 7:00pm Wednesday Encounter Youth Group .......... 7:00pm Children in Action .................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Prayer Service ........................ 7:00pm736 Bonnieview Road 904-261-4615 Nursery provided WorshipInJoy.comFind us on Facebook: Five Points Baptist Encounter Youth Sunday Service at 10am American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia Street UnityIsleofLight www. u nity i sleof l ight.comAll are welcome. Positive Path for Spiritual Living Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. ( 904 ) 277-4414 www.ameliachapel.com Amelia Plantation Chapel 36 Bowman Road Pastor Ted Schroder You Are Welcome Here! rfntb rf ftbrrb trrt rrffbt nrnrbrrfnttbbrrnrf Teaching and Living a Changed Life in Jesus Christ LEGACY BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School all ages 9:30am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Nursery and childrens church provided Wednesday Night Meal at 5:15pm, Bible study all ages 5:45pm, Prayer service 7:00pm Nursery provided.941328 Old Nassauville Road in Volunteer Fire Dept. Building 904-753-0731 Sunday School all ages 9:30am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Nursery provided Wednesday Night Service 6pm Nursery provided 941328 Old Nassauville Road in Volunteer Fire Dept. Building 904-753-0731 Pastor Bill Yeldell rf rfntbrfntb nbt nn Weekend Masses:Sat Mass 4 p.m. (7:00pm Spanish) Sun Mass 8 a.m. (9:30am Family) Rev. Rafal Mazurowskiwww.stfrancisyulee.org 86000 St. Francis WayIntersection of SR200 & Gene Lasserre Blvd. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission Church ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Catholic Mission Advertise Your Church Here!To advertise in the Church Directory; Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 Advertise Your Church Here!To advertise in the Church Directory; Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 The New Zion Baptist Church celebrates its 148th anniversary this year and has announced the following schedule: Monday, May 21, 7 p.m. Kick-Off Celebration. Sons of New Zion will be in charge of the services: Pastor John L. Coverdell and Pastor Leroy B. Thompson. Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m. Community Churches Fellowship Night. Pastor Zach Terry from First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach will deliver the message. Wednesday, May 23, 7 p.m. New Zion Family Praise &Worship Night. New Zion ministry leaders will speak on the theme Unifying to Experience the Power of a New Beginning. Pastor Jeremiah Robinson Jr. will close with a sermonette. Sunday, May 27 Sunday School from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Morning Worship: Pastor Jeremiah Robinson Sr. will deliver the message. Sunday, May 27, 4 p.m. Close-out service. Pastor K. C. Davis from First African MB Church in Kingsland, Ga. will bring the Message.rfSo how do we walk worthy of the calling with which we were called? Did you even know you were called? Dont miss this Tuesday, May 22, as we dive into the depths of what it means to be imitators of God each day. Dont miss this opportunity to worship, study and fellowship with other believers every Tuesday at noon. The Salvation Army Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.ntbYulee Baptist Church will hold a Memorial Day picnic at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27.frrThe regular multi-faith inspirational afternoon is on the second Sunday of each month. The next one will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Springer Controls, located at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. This will be an open, discussion/conferencestyle meeting. Bring your own ideas, thoughts, writings, book, etc. All are welcome for a casual couple of hours, hospitality, friends and fellowship. The current Bah month is Grandeur. The month of Light begins June 5. For more information, call 566-5437 or 432-8845.City Commissioner Chip Ross recently outlined his thoughts about repairing the citys marina. After two years of apparent hemming and hawing, Ross believes its time to get it fixed, once and for all. We know this has been a testy political issue. Were well aware that its a contentious economic matter, too: The costs for repairs are estimated to be $1.7 million. But ultimately whether youre a Christian or an atheist this comes down to theology. In Genesis, we see that the plants, animals, rivers, and oceans blended together in perfect harmony. Along with the sun, moon, and stars they formed a flawless ecosystem, intricately woven together, one sphere corresponding to all the others. The world was beautiful. And in Gods eyes it was very good. It was also a work in progress. The Bible tells us that God created mankind his image to make it better. In Genesis 1:28 the cultural commission God instructs mankind to be fruitful and increase in number, to fill the earth and subdue it, to rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. At the most basic level, we fill the earth by having children; we populate the world with more of Gods image bearers, each generation training the next to carry out the mandate he gave us. We subdue the Earth when we manage nature as Gods regents and co-creators. But that doesnt quite capture the whole of our assignment. The marina is a theological issue because, as theologian Richard Mouw points out, The earth was also to be filled by the broader patterns of [humans] interaction with nature and each other. [Mankind] would bring order to the Garden. They would introduce schemes for managing its affairs. They would transform untamed nature into a social environment. You and I are literally on a mission from God, sent to Amelia Island to manage it, and to make its creator who is also our creator delighted by what we do here. Author Nathan Bierma suggests that we think about it like this: When talented artists are commissioned to sculpt, paint, or compose a new work, theyre being asked to use their gifts to make some environment a home, office building, or park more beautiful. With the cultural commission, God does something similar. To accomplish the task, we must subdue the raw materials were working with. When we hear that word today we think about power, about dominating others and forcing them into submission. We subdue a riot or subdue a suspect. But in Genesis, the word carries a much different idea. It conveys an image of drawing from below; we might imagine people drawing water from a well. Biblically speaking, Bierma explains, when God tells us to subdue the Earth, hes telling us to draw out from the Earth a new beauty, a new reality that lies beneath the surface and awaits our ability and skill to imagine it and make it real. Hes telling us to take creations goodness and make it better, to start with creations beauty and cultivate even more beauty. Thats why the marina and waterfront are serious theological issues. Every day, Gods people must decide: Do we fulfill our mission to make Fernandina Beach more beautiful? Or do we let others have their way with it? Before you answer, take one more drive on A1A and get a feel for whats been done between the bridge and I-95. Study the landscape along Jacksonvilles surface streets, immerse yourself in the congestion, the blight of strip centers, the mind-numbing sameness that makes most cities indistinguishable from the others. Try to find a parking spot in Atlantic Beach. God created us to fill his world with beauty. He commissioned us to draw out the goodness of his creation. Yet, too many times, weve responded with A1A and mile after mile of treeless subdivisions. Too many times and for too many lousy reasons weve drawn out the worst from the world, not its latent splendor. Theologian Quentin Schultz wrote, Human culture is a symphony in which we can all play either well or poorly. We enter the stage of Gods creation and make our music. When we play well, in tune with our gifts and Gods score, the music is magnificent. We pour spiritual life into a luscious creation. When we stubbornly write our own score, we orchestrate dissonance, destruction, and despair. For Gods sake, lets pour nothing but luscious life into this 13-mile island. Richard Doster lives in Fernandina Beach with his wife Sally. Hes the editor of byFaith, the magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America, and attends Grace Community Church in Yulee. Reach him at ddoster@icloud. com.rf n t rfn Several hundred residents gathered last Thursday night at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach for the 22nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer in Nassau County. The National Day of Prayer theme for this year was Pray for America-Unity, according to Allen Lennon, local NDP coordinator. Jim Wood, founder of the Wears Valley Ranch, a school and home for at-risk kids, delivered the keynote speech. In his message Wood reminded the congregation that Jesus prayed for the unity of His disciples, but then Jesus went further with His command that we love one another. This kind of love goes far beyond our modern ideas of unity, according to Wood. Jesus wants to transform us, not so we all look and act the same, but that we look and act more like Jesus himself, said Wood. In addition to Woods keynote message, the worship service included prayers for the countrys military and veterans, police, fire, and first responders, and schools and elected officials. Johnnie Robinson and Steve Simmons led the service. The Peck Community Ensemble and the Mens Ensemble from Amelia Baptist Church provided special selections of music. Pictured from left to right are five of the principal speakers at the local National Day of Prayer observance: NDP Local Coordinator Allen Lennon, host pastor Jeremiah Robinson Jr., keynote speaker Jim Wood, Pastor Ted Schroder, and Steve Simmons. Not shown is Johnnie Robinson. Members of the Amelia Baptist Church Mens Ensemble are shown as they are led by Pam Helton, music minister at Amelia Baptist Church. Pictured from left are, first row, Allen Lennon, Charlie Lewis, Don Casey, Mark Holt and Jim Irby; last row, Neil Helton, Ed Stanley, Michael Stokes, Mike Parnell, Lyle Thompson, and Willie Freeman. The men sang the National Anthem, a patriotic medley, and a song that supports the NDP mission If My People Will Pray.PHOTOS BY SHARON LENNON/SPECIALThe Peck Community Ensemble, led by Nanette Autry, is shown as they opened and closed the National Day of Prayer service with several gospel songs. The members, from left, are Glenda Jenkins, Melita Hubbard, Eva Thompson, Angela Green, Janice Mote, Altamease Holmes, and Autry. NL 6 col. Fri. 05.18.indd 16 5/17/18 9:50 AM

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