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The news-leader

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The news-leader
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News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
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News leader
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Fernandina Beach, FL
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Fernandina Beach News-Leader, Foy R. Maloy Jr. - Publisher
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United States -- Florida -- Nassau -- Fernandina Beach
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Vol. 124, no. 9 (Feb. 27, 1980)-

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rfntb rffnnftbfffnfn rf rf nft b rf t t rf fbrrf rrfrnf ftrbrrrrfnnrf Lifetime Fernandina Beach resident Troy Pitts has dedicated his life to community service, first as a firefighter and paramedic for 26 years and later as commissioner for the Amelia Island Mosquito Control District. These arent high paying jobs. You dont do it for the money, acknowledged Pitts. I think each political job is about quality of life. People do it because they care about quality of life in their community. After 28 years on the AIMCD commission, Pitts has announced plans to retire. His seat will be one of two positions on the three-member commission coming up for election this November. AIMCD is one of 61 mosquito control districts in Florida under the supervision of the Division of Agricultural Environmental Services in the states Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Founded in 1950 by special referendum for mosquito control on Amelia Island, the AIMCD commission is an independent special taxing agency. The district expanded in the 1990s, again by referendum, to include Piney Island and Marsh Lake, both west of the Shave Bridge. According to the AIMCD website, district residents pay a tax rate of 0.1475 mills for ongoing surveillance of mosquito populations and regular targeted treatment for larva and adult mosquitoes. The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County partners with AIMCD in monitoring for diseases spread by mosquitoes within the district as well as the rest of Nassau County. However, according to Michael Godwin of the Yulee Department of Health office, there is no single designated provider for mosquito control for the rest of Nassau County. The state provides intervention in the event of a declared mosquito emergency. Pitts said, Ive always watched the budget and I am proud of that. We have been good stewards of our money and our millage rate has actually gone down over the years without sacrificing quality. With the exception of two excessively rainy seasons, tax rates for mosquito control at AIMCD have trended downward for the past 30 years. With an annual budget of $650,000, AIMCD maintains $1 million in reserves for use in the event of an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases or a weather event with extensive flooding. Mosquitoes breed in standing water and are known to carry diseases such as encephalitis, West Nile virus, malaria, yellow fever and Zika virus. Pitts has been a proponent of maintaining the large reserve for emergencies, a policy that has drawn criticism at times. A concern going forward for Pitts is pressure to reduce reserves to as low as 20 percent of the annual budget. One Katrina could wipe out our reserves, he said in reference to the mosquito emergency caused by standing flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Those reserves helped us keep from raising taxes when the recession hit (in 2008) and allowed us to build a new administrative building without raising taxes, he added. Its apparent in talking with Pitt that he has taken it upon himself to learn more than the agencys budget. There were few questions about the day-to-day operations of AIMCD or about mosquitoes that he could not answer and needed to refer to agency director M. Bruce Hyers. As for taking his responsibility as a commissioner seriously, Pitts has missed only two commission meetings in 27 years and one of them was because he was undergoing brain surgery. He has had a series of strokes in recent years related to a brain aneurysm from which he is now recovering. Ive had some great people to work with over the years both fellow commissioners and staff. Bruce Hyers has been a thrifty manager. We have a good system of checks and balances An American Beach woman has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly shooting her husband in the back of the head Wednesday afternoon, according to the Nassau County Sheriffs Office. Lawanda Brown, 57, was working in an office loft with her husband, Tony Brown, in their home at 95575 Burney Road in Fernandina Beach when he asked her to perform a Google search, the NCSO report states. Lawanda Brown told deputies that she could hear a tone in her husbands voice that he was not happy with how she was searching and that it was all a blur as the victim started walking out of the loft prior to being shot. Deputies found 58-year-old Tony Brown lying in a pool of blood, and the victim was airlifted by Trauma One to UF Health in Jacksonville with critical injuries, according to NCSO. Sheriff Bill Leeper told the News-Leader Thursday afternoon that Browns condition had been upgraded to stable earlier in the day. Deputies said a .38-caliber revolver was found in a bedroom of the home. Lawanda Brown is currently in Nassau County Jail and her bond has been set at $500,002. According to Sheriff Bill Leeper, she does not yet have an attorney. Tony Brown owns T. Brown Consulting Group, which helps communities, businesses, governments and lenders devise capital solutions for community development, real estate and small business initiatives across the country, according to his companys website. Tony gained a national reputation for excellence in the field of community development when appointed as Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of Treasury, the website states. Brown also previously worked as executive director of the Community Redevelopment Agency in Delray Beach, Fla. before being fired in 2016, according to media reports. At the time, CBS 12 in West Palm Beach reported that board member Terence Davis said, I can go on with a long list why change is necessary but I made a business decision. Its scary where the money is going outside this CRA and we dont know whats going on.r Brown PAMELA BUSHNELL/NEWS-LEADER Blossom Baia of Natures Walk in Fernandina Beach has cultivated a gardenia shrub in her yard to a height of eight feet. The weight of branches laden with blooms since recent rains is bending the shrub nearly in half. Baia, who studied gardening under Rebecca Jordi with UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Service, uses no pesticides in her garden. The plant is reportedly about 15 years old. The gardenia tree is only one spectacular plant in Baias lush garden where she spends five to seven hours each week. The Nassau County Extension Service is a partnership between Nassau County government and the University of Florida. rfntbtttftt PAMELA BUSHNELL/NEWS-LEADERTroy Pitts is retiring after 28 years as a commissioner for the Amelia Island Mosquito Control District.Print Edition PLUSFREE E-EDITIONContact us Today! 261-3696 fbnewsleader.com SAVE UP TO 62% PITTS Continued on 5AA bustling is going on at the edge of Amelia Island. Office furniture is being set up, walls are getting another coat of paint, and production facilities are being tested as construction workers and employees put the finishing touches on LignoTech Florida, a plant adjacent to the Rayonier Advanced Materials mill on west end of Gum Street in Fernandina Beach. Ken Jones, quality manager, Kristina Vickers, human resources manager, and Peter Morris, managing director, took the News-Leader on a tour of the facility Wednesday. Management hopes the plant will be in full production by the end of June. According to a December 2016 news release, the plant will use lignin, which is a natural component of wood and a byproduct of RYAMs sulfite cellulose manufacturing process. The new plant will process the lignin into value-added products that provide environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuel-based products used globally in construction, agriculture and other industrial applications. LignoTech Florida is a joint venture between Norwegian biochemical company Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials. LignoTech Project Manager Anders Sjode explained the new plants basic operation last year at a Fernandina Beach City Commission meeting. Borregaard and Rayonier (are) coming together to make sure we utilize the maximum amount possible from this site by utilizing a side product that is currently burned today and creating a valuable chemical that is used in a variety of applications, Sjode said at that meeting. All of them are environmentally friendly, and typically compete against alternatives from fossil fuels. Borregard brings the market knowledge and we bring technology. Rayonier Advanced Materials brings the site and the raw materials to make this happen. With 51 employees in place, hiring for LignoTech is complete, Vickers said. Thirty-five of those are production employees. In addition, 30 of the companys employees are local to Nassau County, with some having relocated, mostly in Fernandina Beach and Yulee. Morris said LignoTech found a local, skilled labor force. Its difficult to get those kind of skills, like good artisans, good fitters, mechanics, multi-craft kind of people, Morris said during the Wednesday tour. We were lucky because of (Jacksonville Electric Authoritys) St. Johns power plant that shut down. We ended up getting a couple of those guys. They are really experienced. New recruits received training in Norway as well as in Fernandina Beach.tb LIGNOTECH Continued on 8A NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 1 5/31/18 4:07 PM

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A radio-controlled model boat sail and exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Amelia Island Plantation. All model boats are welcome, working or static, finished or not, except gas-powered. Call Hal Mather at 261-6420 for additional details and to arrange for a pass at the security gate.rfnntbThe Westside Republican Club will hold its 4th annual Reagan Day BBQ from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday with Congressman and Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis as key note 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 pur chase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/4th-annualreagan-day-barbecue-tickets-45205967265.nrf Department will be closed June 4-8, according to a website post from the city of Fernandina Beach.The staff will be in training to configure a new permitting system, EnerGov. Our efforts will result in a streamlined and digital submittal process beginning in early 2019. We appreciate your patience and under standing, according to the post. During that week, inspection requests will be capped at 25 and must be scheduled no later than 4 p.m. on the day prior. All inspection existing online system. If you need assistance, contact the Building Department at 310-3135.rThe 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 presenta tion, each support group meeting offers mem bers an opportunity to share experiences with hearing loss, as well as how they deal with the impact on their lives. The group is also seek ing a social worker to serve as facilitator. If you 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. nThe Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1974 invites upper and lower classes to join them for fun and memories June 7-9. The first evening will be spent aboard the Amelia River Twilight Cruise, departing at 7 p.m. June 7. Tickets may be purchased by going online to ameliarivercruises.com or calling 261-9972; tickets are limited so reserve ASAP. Friday eve ning, June 8, will be upstairs at the Down Under Restaurant at 7 p.m.; attire will be casual. Saturday evening, June 9, will be upstairs at the Sandbar Restaurant at 7 p.m.; attire will be casual. For information contact Mona or Nancy at 753-0999 or 678-378-7862.bThe Nassau Sierra Club has invited St. Marys Riverkeeper Rick Frey to update the public on the clean up of the St. Marys River and Egans Creek in a State of the River address at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Fernandina Beach Branch Library. Seating is limited so arrive early.rThe Pink Ribbon Ladies, a Nassau County support group for survivors of breast and other female cancers, will meet at 6 p.m. June 11 at the Ackerman Cancer Center, located in Suite 103 at 1340 S. 18th St. in Fernandina Beach. a board-certified radiation oncologist, will speak with the group about managing side effects post-treatment, including lymphedema, neu ropathy, and fatigue. The Pink Ribbon Ladies offers support and education for women with breast, ovarian, cervical, and other female can cers in Nassau County. For more information, contact Anne Showalter at 321-5465 or Isobel Lyle at 321-2057.brUnited States Coast Guard Captain Todd Wiemers will be the guest speaker at the June luncheon meeting of the Nassau County Florida chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Wiemers is commander of Coast Guard Region Jacksonville and responsi ble for all USCG missions between Kings Bay, Ga. south to Port Malabar, Fla., including the three strategic East Coast ports of St. Marys/ Fernandina, Jacksonville and Port Canaveral. The meeting will be at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12. A light lunch will be served for $10. To attend, RSVP to Paul Booton at 491-1814 by 5 p.m. Sunday, June 10. The MOAA Nassau County Florida chapter welcomes all active, retired and former officers and their spouses. For more information, visit ncflmoaa.org or come to the June meeting.nrrIf you are a vendor in Nassau County, Responsible Beverage Service Training. This training is designed to teach staff (waitresses, bartenders,cashiers, etc.) how to create and maintain a safe work environment for them selves and others when handling and serving alcohol. Training will be offered June 12-13. For more information and to register, call NACDAC at 277-3699.frbNow 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 last year. You may turn your flags in as late as June 9.rrMen Helping Men, an education program developed to help men make informed deci sions throughout their prostate cancer journey, will meet at 11:30 a.m. June 14 in the Board Room at the Baptist Medical Center Nassau. For information, contact Lauren at 277-2700.brThe Nassau County Council on Aging will hold the of its ongoing Caregivers Support Group series meetings 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at its 1367 S. 18th St. in Fernandina Beach (across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau). This will be a full support ses sion (no guest speaker). It is free and open to meets the third Thursday of each month. The overall goal of the group is to offer support and education for caregivers. It is not suited for loved ones to attend; however all caregivers are welcome. For more information, call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, CDP, at 261-0701, ext. 113. St. 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.rrCan 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 back ground. If you fit the bill, go to volunteernassau. org and volunteer.The UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Service is offering weekly individual consulta tions 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, deduct ibles 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. 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.frrA 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 build ing located at 449621 U.S. 301 in Callahan. Varying topics are presented with informal sup port and discussion. A registered dietitian and a mental health counselor will facilitate some ses sions. Today, participants will prepare a healthy meal to take home and cook. For more informa tion and to register, contact Melanie Hadden at 507-2692.There is no cost to attend.rA 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 larm strong@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.rThe Nassau Volunteer Center has a new service for volunteers. Go to volunteernas sau.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.fDo you ever have the need to visit the Nassau County School District administra tion office located at 1201 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach? Do you find yourself driv ing 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 meet ings, employee meetings, staff meetings, and support. If you have questions or would like to schedule a meeting,call 491-9900.rA 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.Gary 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.rNHS Second Chance Resale Store and its sister clothing store, NHS Second Chance Closet, are looking to grow their team of vol unteers 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.nAmelia 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 instru ments. 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 volun teer zookeepers. No experience is required. To volunteer, contact Susan Kosciulek at 5480227 or Barbara Zacheis at 321-5639.Overeaters Anonymous meets in the parlor Ave., Fernandina Beach, at 1 p.m. Thursdays. There is also a meeting at the Alachua Club, 32 N. Third St. at 6 p.m. Mondays. For more infor mation, contact Lorrie at 343-4771.The TOPS weight loss group meets at 3:45 p.m. Thursdays in the county building at 86026 Pages Dairy Road in Yulee.Pistol and revolver gun classes for beginnin ers to advanced shooters are given by NRAcertified instructor and retired state and federal law enforcement officer Frank P. Covie and held at the convenience of each person starting any weekday except Wednesday. Both basic and personal protection classes are available and including classroom, range shooting and no-cost use of a .22 pistol and rifle including ammo. Contact 277-4144, 603-491-7017,or fpc99@comcast.net for complete info.brLions 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. rU f rff Friends and family sadly say goodbye to a most extraordinary man, Calvin Cal Wayne Atwood, 94, who passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born in Bellows Falls, Vt. in 1924, he was the son of the late Urban Harold and Viola White Atwood. Cal served in the Marine Corps as a parachutist-machine gunner in World War II and was wounded in combat on Iwo Jima Island. Returning from the war, he completed high school and earned degrees from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc. and Columbia University in New York City, where he was honored as a Baker Scholar. Cal taught and worked in school administra tion at Sidwell Friends School, 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. Cals passions included his wife, Carol Ann, his children, golf, and his poetry. Both he and Carol Ann served as president of Amelia Island Museum of History Board of Trustees. Cal was able to combine his passion for golf with fundraising activities. He helped create and promote two annual golf tourna ments. The Museum of History and the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots golf tournaments are now major fundraising events for their respective organizations. Cal was honored when they named the Toys for Tots tournament for him. He was rec ognized by Hands On Jacksonville, an organiza tion that recognizes outstanding volunteers in the Jacksonville area, with the Heart of Gold Award. His award, Service In Uniform, was for his many community volunteer activities. Cal participated in the Amelia Island Museum of Historys 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. He 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 News-Leader He served as president of the North Carolina Poetry Society and the Georgia State Poetry Society. Cal also was honored with the distinction of being poet-in-residence for the North Carolina Arts Council. A fellowship at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School is named in his honor. Cal was predeceased by his parents and his son, Wayne Atwood. In addition to his wife Carol Ann, he is survived by his children, Todd and his wife, Carol, Nathan and his wife, Helen, Laura Fox and her husband, Robert, and Bill Horton; his sister, Faith Sagi; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. A time to celebrate Cals life will follow at Bar Zin, located at 4924 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, Fla. Those desiring may make donations in his memory to Amelia Island Museum of History at ameliamuseum.org and 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034. Please share your memories and condolences ay www.oxleyheard.com.rffbMary A. Pilkinton, 82, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away May 30, 2018.nrtbtrftHelen M. Young, 83, of Kingsland, Ga. and formerly of Yulee, Fla., passed away May 24, 2018. Private family services will be held at Green Pine Cemetery.nrtbtrftnntbrrt nn rff rftrtrrThe 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 adver tising. 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. n 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! 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! r f n t b n t f n b n r f n Display Advertising deadline for Wednesday is 3 p.m. Friday Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday.Display Advertising deadline for Friday is 3 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.Please call 261-3696 to place your advertisement. rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER rfntbDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!Y ou can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!Y ou can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. The American Legion Post 54 will be sponsor ing a blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. All donors will receive a free OneBlood T-shirt and a wellness check. American Legion Post 54 is located at 626 S. Third St. in Fernadina Beach. There is a great need for donated blood this time of the year. Remember that donating one pint can help save three lives. Make an appointment online at oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code . Call 261-7900 with any questions.rr NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 2 5/31/18 3:58 PM

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A reading of the individual names of veterans inscribed on the Centre Street Memorial by Daughters of the American Revolution followed.PHOTOS BY PAMELA BUSHNELL NEWS-LEADERLifeguards at Main Beach in Fernandina were keeping a sharp watch, flotation devices in hand. Families enjoyed the facilities at Egans Creek Park on Memorial Day. Kayakers were using the launch and adults were trying out the exercise stations, but the real action was on the brand new jungle gym. Beverly and Kenneth A. Mertz Jr. were among many attendees at the Memorial Day ceremony dressed for the occasion in red, white and blue. Kenneth Mertz is a retired commander in the U.S. Navy. NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 3 5/31/18 4:09 PM

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Turner Ace Hardware2990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-5270 Featuringacehardware.com shopsaltybreeze.com The helpful place. Turner Ace, in Fernandina Beach, is your one-stop shop for hardware, paint, tools, plumbing supplies, lawn and garden needs, plants and flowers, key cutting, glass and Plexiglas cutting, window screen repair, pump repair, garden tool sharpening, gifts, free pool water testing and small engine repair. This store is more than just hardware. The Turner Ace gift shop has something for everyone, including Simply Southern clothing, Mojo clothing, Oakley & Maui Jim sunglasses, Woodwick, Capri, Kringle candles, Lampe Berger fragrance lamps and oils, Willow Tree angels and much more. The Turner family has been in the hardware business in Jacksonville for 4 generations. Steve Turner leads a devoted and knowledgeable staff who is dedicated to helping customers with all of their hardware needs. The staff also is available to help get your home and business to-do lists DONE! The greenhouse, offers a plethora of lawn and garden accessories, such as a huge selection of ceramic pots, fountains, wind chimes, birdbaths, decorative benches, stepping-stones and plants galore, including shrubs, trees, roses, annuals, perennials, orchids, palms, tropicals, vegetables, herbs and much more. Inside, customers will find the latest products such as the new Benjamin Moore-Aura paint with no VOCs and no odor. Other top-of-theline brands include Stihl power equipment, Toro Mowers, Myers pumps, Weber and the Big Green Egg Smoker and Grill, Egg accessories. Traeger, Green Mountain and Delta Heat grills (assembly & delivery available). Yeti coolers and Yeti cups in decorative colors, Hunter and Rainbird irri gation accessories, Kingsley Bate, casual furniture, CRP Poly Furniture. Large Birding dept! Whole corn, layer, scratch, and Taste of the Wild dogfood, Case & Benchmade knives. Turner Ace now features the Ace Rewards program, in which customers receive money-saving coupons and additional discounts on many items each month. Turner Ace is the headquarters for: Key making Turner Ace cuts a variety of keys, including decorative and transponder keys. Ace also keys alike Kwikset and Schlage locksets, as well as master padlocks. Fasteners including bolts, nuts, screws, anchors, stainless, Grade 8 and metric, chrome screws and bolts for motorcycles sold separately or by the box, in stock! Small engine repair. While Turner Ace is independently owned, it is an affiliate of Ace Hardware Corp., based in Oakbrook, Ill. Together with approximately 5,000 other Ace Hardware stores, Turner Ace has tremendous buying power. This means great savings and selection for customers. Turner Ace also can special order from 100,000 items from its parent company and receives two Ace trucks per week for quick delivery. All major credit cards are accepted and Ace Hardware credit and gift cards are now available. Check out our website: www.acehardware.com www.shopsaltybreeze.comTurner Ace HardwareTurner Ace Hardware2990 S. Eighth Street Fernandina Beach904-261-5270Hours: 8 a.m. 7 p.m., Mondays Saturdays, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Sundays The helpful placeA half-dozen years ago, Hollie was not eager to join me on a trip to Vermont, where I had always wanted to visit. Christopher, my now 25-year-old, threw up his hand and said he would take his Moms spot. Thus FAST (Father And Son Trip) was born. Most have involved a state in the U.S., with the exception of a Calgary and Banff, Canada year. A tradition was born in Vermont, which has been great. These are road trips between preselected cities. We live in a country with endless geography and ways of life. Common to all our trips are visiting campuses, museums, parks, golf courses, and anywhere that brews craft beer. As a disclaimer to our beer stops, either Dad is the designated driver or we Uber. Thank goodness Christopher takes valued vacation time to hang with me one-on-one each year. With him living in Houston, Texas, it is a special opportunity for some male bonding. There is an aspect of one-on-one time that changes with a third or more people. Everyone can relate to that special personal time with a family member, friend, teacher, clergy member, doctor, or countless other examples. After arriving last Thursday in Houston, we watched the Houston Rockets go up three games to two with a home victory. Arriving at Midway Chicago airport at 1:15 p.m., we jumped in our Alamo rental. The holiday weekend traffic leaving Chicago headed north was thick and slow. It was worth it to arrive in Milwaukee, Wisc., which I had last visited over 40 years ago. It reminds me a good bit of Chicago, with the canals through the city and fronting Lake Michigan. I hope the comparison doesnt miff anyone from either city. I like you both just not the urban traffic. In Milwaukee, we went to the Milwaukee Art Museum, which is a beautiful facility on the lake. Christopher, thanks to AP art history at FBHS, enjoyed the modern art, Goya sketches, and other exhibits. I pretend to look with some knowledge of the art, not unlike the majority. We walked miles in the heat on a bright sunny HOT day. All five days temps were more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit in May in Wisconsin! We managed the heat every afternoon with cold beer from some cell phone apps recommendations. Let me attest that beer and Wisconsin go hand in hand, from breakfast on. We went to a now-growing area where Pabst was brewed. There was a little pub in the old plant where back-to-back weddings were going on. Few seemed intent to wait for the reception to wet their whistle. All in all, Milwaukee exceeded my expectations. There was industry, new residential, and just a very good feel to the city. We went to Erin Hills for a golf stop way past our modest games. With a zero percent chance of rain showing on our phones, we were rained out after nine holes, and Christopher was ahead. No chance for a back nine rally and every chance to sacrifice $6 and my pride. For any serious golfer, it is a worthy destination from May 15 to Oct. 15. Bring your wallet. Next, it was on to Madison. We had heard and read so much positive about this college town and capital city. We were very impressed with the home on the University of Wisconsin. The stadium shop just opened and we enjoyed touring the grounds and the shop. Another baking hot day, so we rented a kayak (me) and a paddleboard to work off some food and beer at a public park that was slammed. In both Madison and Milwaukee, the spaces dedicated to parks were generous and well located. They also have nice beaches in both cities, which may surprise some. Again, most were public park system properties. Reminded me of the nice parks and camping sites along the California coast. Valuable property dedicated to citizens and visitors. We drove through the country as much as possible Tuesday, heading back to the airport in Chicago. We visited Lake Geneva, which has a beautiful downtown setting and estates on the lake that are incredible by any standards. From charming Lake Geneva to Chicago traffic snapped us back from green Wisconsin. It was a great five days in a state with names hard to pronounce, people enjoying the short warm season, and lots of good memories. The girls are now scheduled for a MAD Mother And Daughter trip, which is great. My turn to hold down the fort with Rio and Riley. I hope those scheduled for vacations in June have safe trips and a good time like we did. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership.According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driving on a rainy day is more dangerous than driving in snow and sleet. After averaging 10 years of statistics, NHTSA researchers found that 46 percent of weather-related crashes happened during rainfall, but just 17 percent occurred while it was snowing or sleeting. Making your vehicle safe begins before the rain and before you put it in drive. Your goal is to see and be seen. Replace windshield wiper inserts that leave streaks or dont clear the glass in a single swipe. Make sure all headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals are properly functioning. When it starts to rain, turn on your headlights. Florida law requires drivers to turn on their headlights when it is raining. Besides helping you see better, it also helps other vehicles see you. Hazard lights should only be used if you pull over and are stationary or your vehicle is stalled. Driving with hazard lights on make it difficult for the person driving behind you to tell whether you are braking. Hazard lights also disable turning signal lights. Proper tire tread depth and inflation are imperative to maintaining good traction on wet roadways. Check the tread depth with a quarter inserted upside down into the tire groove. If you can see above Washingtons head, start shopping for new tires. Check each tires pressure, including the spare, at least once a month. When it rains, a thin film of water forms on the surface of the road and your tires can lose traction and your car can skid or hydroplane. Tire treads or grooves are designed to channel water from beneath the tire to help maintain contact with the road. To avoid hydroplaning, which can happen at speeds of 35 mph, slow down when roads are wet, drive in the tire tracks left by the cars in front of you, turn off cruise control, and avoid driving in outer lanes where water tends to accumulate. Knowing how to handle your vehicle when it hydroplanes can avoid a car crash. If your car begins to hydroplane, do not brake or turn the wheel abruptly; this may cause your vehicle to skid or spin. Take your foot off the gas and gently turn your steering wheel in the direction your car is hydroplaning. Press the break peddle lightly. Slamming on the brakes will make the hydroplaning worse. It might take a moment or two, but eventually doing these things will put you back in control of how your car moves. Remember to slow down. Driving fast on wet pavement reduces your traction by about one-third. Bill Van Tassel, manager of driver training programs for the AAA national office in Orlando, Fla., recommends drivers reduce their speed by a third when its wet or rainy. If the speed limit is 70 mph, aim for under 50 mph. Keep at least five seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. To accomplish this, watch the vehicle in front of you as it passes a fixed marker, such as a road sign, then count five seconds for daytime, and six seconds for nighttime driving. Do not use cruise control, adaptive cruise control or forward collision warning systems during the rain. When driving with cruise control, your speed remains constant and to disable it you step on the brakes, but that is exactly what you dont want to do in a hydroplaning situation. When it starts to rain, disengage the cruise control. Driving without cruise control transfers some of the weight of the car to the front end of the car when you take your foot off the accelerator, providing more traction to the front tires. Learning how to drive in rain is an important part of living in Florida. Afternoon thunderstorms are the norm, leading to heavy traffic on the major roads. Many of the accidents are from residents, not tourists. By following these best practices, we can keep our roads safer. Extension information and services are available to all individuals regardless of race, color, sex or national origin. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any activity should contact us at (255-7450) within a minimum of 7 days prior to the event so that proper consideration may be given to the request. Hearing impaired persons can access the foregoing telephone number by contacting the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770 (voice) or 1-800955-8771 (TDD). The Savvy Consumer is a monthly article written by Meg McAlpine, Family and Consumer Sciences agent with UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Service that provides research and fact-based information in the following areas: Nutrition and Health, Human Development, Family/Individual finances and Health Care (Medicare, Medicaid). She can be reached at 5306359 or connor@ufl.edu. Local Jacksonville nonprofit Community Hospice & Palliative Care was awarded a grant Wednesday from the Elizabeth Dole Foundations Hidden Heroes Fund in support of its efforts to impact the lives of military and veteran caregivers through its upcoming Caring for the Veterans Caregiver Conference, according to a news release. CHPC is among 13 organizations nationwide receiving funding for innovative and evidence-based programs that address the long-term needs of military caregivers the spouses, parents, and loved ones caring for wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans at home. Through the Hidden Heroes Fund, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation continues to build a strong, nationwide network of support for Americas military caregivers, announced Senator Elizabeth Dole, president of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, in the release. This years recipients are some of the most respected organizations working on behalf of the veterans community and caregivers, and together, they will help ensure our nation supports our hidden heroes for years to come. rf rfntb NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 4 5/31/18 4:23 PM

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Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. MEDICAL DIRECTORY 8 NASSAU COUNTY Nassau County Record Proud To Be YOUR Hometown Newspaper Since 1930 Since1854511 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach, FL(904) 261-3696fbnewsleader.com617317 Brandies Ave., Callahan, FL (904) 879-2727nassaucountyrecord.com In addition to distribution in the News-Leader and Nassau County Record, the publication will be uploaded onto the home pages of our websites, fbnewsleader.com and nassaucountyrecord.com Your Color Photo Herein place to continue our stewardship to the community, he reflected. Since 1977 Pitts has also been self-employed with Gator Fire Extinguishers, a business he established selling and servicing fire extinguishers to commercial and residential customers. He has not yet set a retirement date from his business. One wall of the business entrance is covered with photos of famous baseball players, a statement of a passion he developed playing the game in high school. As for his plans for retirement, he enjoys working in his garden and fresh water fishing (the saltwater version has too many rules for him, he said). He looks forward to spending more time with wife Renee, their three sons and three grandchildren. As for the other commission seat up for election this fall, Suzanne Bass is planning to run to fill her husbands former seat. Mike Kelley remains on the commission as his four-year term has not yet expired.Continued from 1ArfA visit to the Amelia Island Mosquito Control District office at 2500 Lynndale Road in Fernandina Beach reveals a tidy, gated compound of three buildings connected by a circular driveway flanked by two ponds. Located at the end of a dead end street, the compound is quiet, green and shady. Theres a gazebo with a picnic table in a grassy area by one of the ponds. A handful of men and women dressed in bright pink polo shirts clustered nearby stand in contrast to the uniformly silver-gray buildings. The site today is quite a contrast to photos that line the hall of the small office building showing the muddy lot and tin buildings where local Mosquito Control got its start in 1950. The facilities are not the only thing that has changed over the years. More knowledge has been gathered as to the lifecycle and different species of mosquitoes as well as the impact of chemicals on the environment. The 2018 season marks the first time the AIMCD will be going green by using waterbased chemicals in spraying for adult mosquitoes in contrast to the former oil-based treatment. The chemical used will still be permethrin. The AIMCD operates under the Division of Agricultural and Environmental Services in the states Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, which strictly regulates the chemical applications the organization can use. Spraying by truck is now done in the wee hours of the morning to minimize impact on the bee population, which is active only during daylight hours. AIMCD welcomes community input in maintaining a list of beekeepers and hives in the area to further minimize impact. Night spraying is also done for the comfort of joggers, dog-walkers and other people who enjoy the outdoors and dont want to inhale chemicals. The organizations website outlines spraying zones throughout the district and posts advance notice online when spraying is scheduled for each zone. It is rare these days to spray for mosquitoes by plane, although AIMCD has a contract with Jacksonville to use the citys helicopter if needed. According to AIMCD Director Bruce Hyers, it has been seven years since aerial spraying was used. The agencys other task is treatment of bodies of water where mosquitoes breed. Our area has both freshwater and marsh mosquitoes. While federal law forbids treating marshes with chemicals for environmental reasons, AIMCD does treat drainage catch basins and freshwater ponds on a monthly basis. Water treatment these days is done with packets of chemicals resembling teabags. The agency also makes house calls for treatment of both adult and larvae mosquitoes. Mosquito Control can provide homeowners with a tiny freshwater fish called mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis), raised in one of the organizations ponds as a free, natural alternative to chemicals. Frequency of treatment depends on daily monitoring of the mosquito population. Each day begins with the removal of mosquitoes collected from 27 traps placed throughout the district. Most traps use light to attract the insects, although they sometimes used dry ice, or frozen carbon dioxide, to lure them. Weve also been known to sacrifice ourselves by standing and letting them light on us to see how bad the problem is in a given location, said Hyers. The average life span of a mosquito is only five to seven days, but one female can lay as many as 5,000 eggs during that time. Collections from each trap are brought back daily to the office where they are counted and recorded based on numbers, percentage of females (only females bite) and species. Of the 69 species of mosquitoes known to Florida, our area typically has around nine this time of year. One of two species of mosquitoes found locally has been identified as a possible carrier of the Zika virus, but that species comprises less than three percent of mosquitoes caught here. Hyers said, Right now we are not having a problem with Zika. The AIMCD website at aimcd.org has extensive information about the Zika virus for those wanting more information. Surveillance data is used to gauge when to treat and is reported monthly to the state. Among other sites throughout the county, AIMCD hosts six chickens that are bled daily by the health department for signs of mosquito borne illnesses such as encephalitis or West Nile. Mosquito Control operates with a four-person crew, although they are looking to hire a fifth member. The staff includes an office manager, the director, part-time attorney and part-time accountant, all who serve the three-person commission that oversees agency funding and budgeting. They have 11 vehicles for spraying and two tanker trucks for treating water. Our crew have many talents from plumbing to vehicle repairs because we do all the maintenance of our buildings and vehicles, said Hyers. One of the buildings in the compound houses vehicles, another is for holding and mixing chemicals and the third holds the mosquito lab, administrative offices and the board room where the mosquito control commission meets monthly. During the slow season when mosquitoes are less of a problem, AIMCD staff is busy with vehicle, building and grounds maintenance. Ironically, marsh mosquitoes are often a problem well into the fall even after cool weather sets in. The best we can do for homeowners then is to spray their property for adults, said Hyers. For more information about the Amelia Island Mosquito Control District or to report a problem, call (904) 261-5283 or visit aimcd.org.rffntfbnbfbfbbnfbfb PAMELA BUSHNELL/NEWS-LEADERM. Bruce Hyers, director of the Amelia Island Mosquito Control District since 2005, has been with the organization for nearly 36 years. The annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival signals the beginning of peak mosquito season, when the agencys signature red trucks begin periodic spraying during the wee hours of the morning from 4 to 7 a.m. Treatment is done at those hours to minimize the chemicals impact on residents and the bee population. They also treat wigglers in the water in drainage catch basins on a monthly basis and make service calls for additional treatments as necessary.COURTESY AMELIA ISLAND MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICTA local mosquito control truck from the 1950s. rfntrbfffThe Florida Department of Health in Nassau County is reminding the public of the importance of preventing vector-borne diseases, which are spread through bites from mosquitoes and ticks. As summer approaches and Florida residents and visitors spend more time outdoors, the likelihood of people and animals becoming infected with vector-borne diseases increases. Campers, hunters, and others who spend time outside should take steps to protect themselves, and animal owners should take steps to protect their animals.frbffBeginning in May, DOH-Nassau conducts countywide surveillance in coordination with the arbovirus sentinel chicken flock program for mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, and Highlands J virus at six locations sites across Nassau County. DOH-Nassau also monitors reports of veterinary cases of mosquito-borne illness. So far in 2018, two horses in Nassau County have tested positive for EEEV. Horse owners are reminded that there is a vaccine for horses to protect against EEE. If you suspect your animal has EEE, consult your veterinarian. EEE is a reportable animal disease; animals suspected or confirmed with the virus must be reported to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry. For more information about the EEE virus or how to report, visit the Division of Animal Industry website at http://bit.ly/2J12BVS. Nassau County residents and visitors should remain diligent in protecting themselves from mosquito bites by following these recommendations: Drain standing water once or twice a week DISEASES Continued on 8A NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 5 5/31/18 4:12 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 ELIZABETH WILKES/SPECIALUF/IFAS Nassau Extension Service Director Rebecca Jordi uses the organizations Demonstration Garden to show homeowners the right plant/right place of specific palms that grow in Nassau County gardens and the mature sizes of the different palms to give homeowners an understanding about the amount of space each palm needs. Nearly 20 different types of palms are planted in the garden. rThe Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be open as usual Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature a wonderful variety of homemade, handcrafted, homegrown, and artistically produced edibles, plants, lotions, balms, candles, and soaps. Ina and the Dutchman are bringing passion flower vines in blue and lavender to their Seven Trees booth this week, as well as a beautiful display of blooming baskets of multi-colored purslane. They also have a limited quantity of small vegetable plants for your container or backyard gardens. We are welcoming B&D Sauce Co. back to the farmers market. These hot sauces sauces and mash are made from tasty Bohemian bird peppers that are grown right here in North Florida. Lizzies Cheese Straws is also back at the Market Place this Saturday, as well as Fulford Gardens, our new vendor that makes beeswax food wraps. In addition to their sock-eye salmon, fresh salmon dip, and Alaskan sea scallops, Upstream Seafood will also be bringing king crab legs this Saturday. Dont forget to pre-order your shrimp from Chesser Seafood. Even though they brought 400 pounds last Saturday, they still sold out of fresh, wild-caught shrimp. The Chessers are featured in this months edition of the Edible magazine, available for free at the farmers markets management booth. Speaking of shrimp, Shrimping Eco Tours begin this month with an interactive cruise led by Amelia River Cruises marine biologist, Christina. This is a seasonal summer offering and their newest team member, Melanie, will have a booth at the farmers market to answer your questions about this interactive exploration of Tiger Basin in which their guests will be coached on the operation of an Otter Trawl shrimp net. Historically developed in Fernandina, this net is similar to the nets used by the commercial shrimp industry today. The farmers market is located in historic Fernandina Beach on North Seventh Street between Center and Alachua Streets. The market is open year-round, rain or shine. For more information, or to participate in the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market, please visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace. com. Though a host should encamp against us, our hearts shall not fear; though war should rise against us, in this will we be confident. We may not be able to prevent the enemy from pitching his tent in our neighborhood, but we can be confident that our Father will prepare us a banqueting table in His presence. The enemys presence in full force does not in any way diminish our supply from the Father. He knows how to break through the enemys camp to provide for us. The wars that rise against us will never exceed the weapon we use to resist them. What is that weapon? It is a confident heart that refuses to fear a foe that our champion has already defeated. What makes us so confident? The Lord is our light. He is our salvation. He is the strength of our lives, so whom shall we fear? Of whom shall we be afraid? Jesus defeated Satan so He would have the right to defend us. We see the enemys camp. We are aware of the size of his forces. We recognize that his plan is to wage war against us, but he will never succeed. How can we be so sure? Because the devil can only triumph where fear and lack of confidence and persuasion exist. Those do not exist in us, for with confidence in our champion we have a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind. Birthday wishes to Vivian Perry, Antionette Jones, Artie Hoyle, Mashaela Cribb, Kevron Smith and Tangala Shephard. The American Legion Post 54 will be sponsoring a blood drive Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors will receive a free OneBlood T-shirt and a wellness checkup. There is a great need for donated blood this time of year. Remember that donating one pint can help save three lives. Make an appointment online at oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code . Call 261-7900 with any questions. The American Legion is located at 626 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. Applications are now available for the 2018-19 Leadership Nassau program, sponsored by the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, according to a news release. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Monday, July 2. Designed to develop community leaders, the program provides an understanding of the problems, opportunities and issues facing the communities within Nassau County. The program also fosters the development of leadership skills and techniques in an environment that encourages the establishment of new relationships and communication networks between the participants. Class topics range from economic development to health issues and social concerns, according to the release. For information or an application, contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at 261-3248 or info@nassaucountyflchamber.com. The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership that will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life. The Florida Retired Educators Association District Volunteer of the Year has been awarded to Dotti Williams, a member of the Nassau County REA, according to a news release. This honor was announced at the FREA 2018 State Convention that convened in May in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Williams was selected to represent the Northeast Florida counties of the FREA District 5 because of her many hours of service with several organizations. Other than her many leadership roles with the association, Williams contributes a great deal of her time and talents to the Take Stock in Children Nassau scholarship program, serving on the organizations board of directors as secretary and mentor trainer and as a program mentor. She also holds many leadership positions in Alpha Delta Kappa, an international sorority for women educators, and is active in her church as well as in local school advisory committees. She is also a teacher mentor. Nassau County REA members have been recognized several times in previous years as Volunteers of the Year by the state organization. Last years winner was Stephanie Manwell, a well-known volunteer with the Baptist Nassau Hospital Auxiliary. FREA retired school employee members exist to support current educators, provide scholarships to student pursuing education degrees and protect the Florida Retirement System Trust Fund through legislative actions. The local Nassau County REA meets monthly from September to May on the third Tuesday at the Full Service Family Education Center in Yulee.fntbt rfn rf JUDIE MACKIE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERSaturdays farmers market will be packed with plenty of locally grown produce, as well as seafood and other edibles. ftb ttffnf ntrtrn bt ntnnt Williams NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 6 5/31/18 4:00 PM

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R P bD f E R D C p E A BO rff Bf Sp E G CfD EfB f R rf P bD f ntbrf DtN Sfm Tm n Cfm r f rf ntnntb tntnnnt nt nf Though its cliche, Memorial Day reminds us that freedom isnt free. It costs us, sometimes dearly. This is especially true when we find ourselves unprepared for a conflict we probably should have expected to be drawn into. America was not ready for World War I, for World War II, or for Korea. We werent even ready for the Iraq War, despite the fact it was initiated by the United States after all efforts at a negotiated settlement failed. As former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said, we were forced to go to war with the forces we had rather than the forces we might have wanted. Rumsfeld was widely criticized for his observation, but, then as now, it is totally defensible. The breakdown of Americas military power doesnt happen overnight. Instead, its a long process that begins when the politicians start believing a threat has passed and that funds used for defense could be better spent elsewhere. Well, were setting ourselves up again. America is not prepared for the next war, whether it happens in cyberspace, outer space, or, in a more conventional sense, starts somewhere around the world when the need arises to check an ambitious power seeking to expand its influence on global affairs by force. One place that deserves more attention than its getting is the Peoples Republic of China which, its should be noted, recently sent to sea an aircraft carrier it designed and constructed on its own, probably with the help of intellectual property stolen or extorted from U.S. commercial interests. Carriers are not, per se, defensive weapons. They are used to project power far from home at the center of an array of a combat fleet that will, according to those who are experts in such matters, soon rise to 400 ships. Theres a crisis coming. Its not a for sure thing; the Chinese would much prefer to use their economic power to achieve their objectives all across the Pacific Rim. They also understand, as do we, that war is expensive and is to be avoided at all costs. Therefore, its disconcerting to learn that Adm. Phil Davidson, the presidents nominee to be the next head of the U.S. Pacific Command, recently told the United States Senate he was not at all certain America would prevail in a future military conflict with China. Adm. Davidson called China an arrived great power and peer competitor thanks to what he then called a rapid military modernization over the last three decades and is approaching parity in a number of critical areas. It is, and the United States needs to respond, not just by increasing the size of the U.S. Navys combat fleet but by making sure its Merchant Marine remains viable just in case a conflict should arise. Right now, the best guarantee of that is the Jones Act, passed just after World War I to make sure the U.S. military never again encountered the kinds of difficulties it did when moving troops and supplies to Europe during what everyone hoped would be the war to end all wars. Formally the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 U.S. Sen. Wesley Jones of Washington State was its principal sponsor it requires all cargo moved by water between two points in the United States be transported on ships built, owned, and crewed by Americans. Without the Jones Act, all that work would have been outsourced years ago to other countries, to ships with foreign crews. The shipbuilding and maintenance facilities that still exist in the United States would have vanished into the mist even though, in time of war, a secure reliable merchant fleet is vital to the national defense. Creating it all from scratch would cost as much as $65 billion according to those who follow such matters closely. Yet American doesnt have even half that available to update the combat fleet. Even the possibility of future conflict with China means the America should act now to keep the homegrown merchant fleet and the ship building and repair industries it needs open. To abolish the Jones Act would mean its closure, something that would be pennywise, pound foolish, and obviously so but only after it was too late to reverse course. Copyright 2018 Peter Roff. Distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Roff is former senior political writer for United Press International and former contributing editor for opinion at U.S. News and World Report. During the administration of George W. Bush, he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy as a political appointee and speechwriter. Email him at peter.Roff@Verizon.net.rntI was a bit surprised when I read Ron Sapps A few thoughts on the airport opinion piece in the May 30th paper when he initially recommended the creation of an island air port authority composed of 5-7 citizens selected by the city and the county commissioners. Such an action would turn oversight of the airports operations to this group rather than the current structure of the airport manager reporting to the city manager who operates under the overall direction of the city commission. My surprise in this recommendation is that Ron has always fought hard for the city having sole control over its own destiny and resisting interference from the county or other governmental body. I recall that home rule has always been one of his mantras. He was at the forefront of the effort that eventually resulted in a lawsuit when the county attempted to move all of its constitutional offices from the downtown courthouse to the Yulee complex. A couple of caveats: I am not a big fan of the new air port design. While innovative in appearance, I share others concerns about the cost both construction and ongoing maintenance. Second, I fully accept that the majority of the financial benefits from the high usage of the airport by corpo rate aircraft directly flows outside the city to the islands south end resorts. That being said, I believe there are substantial financial benefits to the citys resident and businesses from the payroll and tourist expenditures from those resorts and their visitors. Rons main issue seems to be the cost of the city resources such as the city manager, city attorney, city clerk, HR and finance director, etc. relative to tasks involved in the operation and oversight of the airport. While there are certainly costs (mostly soft, not incremental) associated with that sup port, I believe Rons assumption that there is no offsetting financial benefit to the city is incorrect. Land that is part of the original airport footprint is being used by the city for the soccer and ball fields, as well as the utility and the maintenance departments. Under FAA regula tions, the city is to be compensating the airports enterprise fund for the fair market rent of this land just as private tenants on airport land do so. In a practice that has existed for quite a number of years, there has been an agreement accepted by the FAA that there would be no funds exchanged between the city general fund and the airport enterprise fund under the assumption that the support costs to the city are evenly offset by the payments due to the airport for the use of this land. The airport enterprise fund does not use city general (ad valorem) funds but is self-sufficient through fees collected from airport users such as hangar rentals, fuel sales, etc. The loan for the completion of the terminal building is secured by the airport enterprise fund, not the citys general fund. As long as the airport is financially self-sufficient, why change? I believe that Rons own counter-argument against the creation of an airport authority is the strongest one and that is the best group to look out for the interest of the citys citizens is its own government. Dave Lott Lawrenceville, Ga. Dave Lott is a former Fernandina Beach resident and former interim city manager for Fernandina Beach.rtrThere is another scam targeting seniors in this area. In this one someone posing as your grandson claims he is being held in jail for a traffic accident and needs bail or bond money. Then someone who claims to be his attorney explains the need for an insurance bond. Fake Grandson pleads that you not call his parents. To pay, you are asked to go to Walmart and get money transfer cards, then call back with the numbers. The grand son begs repeatedly not to call his parents. In this case they wanted $8,000 or $4,000. This really sounded real. I almost bit, but called his parents and discovered the scam. I called the Nassau police, who confirmed it was a wellknown scam and provided all the details of the call. What to do if you get such a call: Hang up no matter how legitimate it sounds. As soon as it does. If you are foolish (enough) to answer: Call parents. Dont offer any corrections if they make mistakes in place names etc. Ask fake questions like what is middle name of third sister when there is no third sister, or when did your father die when he didnt etc. If it sounds like a scam, it is. Hang up as soon as it sounds fishy. In my case, grandson was in another city. Dont bite. Hang up, hang up. They will call back several times seeking the money. Dont answer. Walter Houle Fernandina BeachWe have lots of trees, marshes and water in Nassau County. And lots of Starbucks locations. In the past few months, the popular coffee chain has endured lots of controversy following an incident at a store in Philadelphia. Police arrested two guests loitering inside a store there which was broadcast widely over the internet. The progressive company went into an image-repair mode. It announced it would open the pristine restrooms in its stores to anyone, regardless of whether they were buying anything. Then it announced it would close 8,000 stores Wednesday afternoon for anti-bias training for employees. It is not clear how many of the Starbucks locations in Fernandina Beach and Yulee took part in the training this week. With the development of social media, companies must lightly handle social issues. One thing is certain: Starbucks locations are percolating everywhere. Likely the newest location is inside the revamped Harris Teeter superstore. This is a similar setup to the Starbucks location inside the Target store in Yulee. There are standalone Starbucks stores on Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach and along State Route 200/A1A in Yulee. Something similar will likely crop up closer to Wildlight and maybe even closer yet to Callahan. Our area received another shot of publicity on a major news channel. Amy West, identified as a luxury and travel expert, was promoting hot summer destinations heading into Memorial Day weekend. She raved about Amelia Island. One of my favorite places is the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, West said. I was just there. They had this amazing Fish to Fork experience. The beaches are pristine there. She also highlighted our remarkable golf, spa, tours, etc. A candidate for Florida governor is visiting the rural confines on the west side this weekend. Ron DeSantis will be a guest of the Republican club there. Ironically, the rural, agricultural areas of the state are where DeSantis major opponent would be expected to excel, Adam Putnam. Putnam has served as the state agriculture commissioner and has his roots in farming, poultry, dairy, etc. Meanwhile, DeSantis has emerged as a favorite guest of many television news channels from his current perch as a U.S. congressman. The state of Florida has become one of the most fiscally sound states in recent years. The governor during that tenure, Rick Scott, will challenge longtime incumbent Bill Nelson for the U.S. Senate seat this fall. These will all be hotly contested races in the Sunshine State. 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 r tnffrnb t P bR ff C C f rnrnnrn fNassau County Commissioners:Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cell), email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com Steve Kelley, District 2 Pat Edwards, District 3 George V. Spicer, District 4 Justin M. Taylor, District 5 City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:Mayor: Johnny Miller Vice Mayor: Len Kreger: 432-8398 (home), email: lkreger@fbfl.org Roy G. Smith Phil Chapman Chip Ross: 410-394-0220 (cell), email: cross@fbfl.org DAVE GRANLUND-POLITICALCARTOONS.COM/CAGLE CARTOONS RJ MATSON-ROLLCALL-CAGLE CARTOONS

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We started recruiting in June of last year when we recruited our management team, Morris said. We put a lot of effort into making sure we get the right people. As a result, we have a very strong management team, which makes life a lot easier. We have done some training at our temporary offices. When the construction got far enough, onthe-job training took place. The operators are getting up to speed fairly quickly. Im fairly happy with where we are in terms of training the operators. The plant will, at full capacity, produce 100,000 tons of product annually. Morris said he hopes that capacity will be achieved in 2020. The plant was designed so that incremental expansions can increase production to 150,000 tons annually if demand for the product increases. Morris said the plant will make liquid products that can be shipped in trucks and rail cars as well as powder products that can go in trucks and export containers. The powder facilities have not yet begun production. While LignoTech officials say the plant uses products that are not environmentally dangerous, the plant was designed with safety in mind. Weather is our greatest challenge, Jones said, referring to the threat of storms and hurricanes. We have a committee that tracks tropical depressions so we can have an orderly shutdown if needed. In addition to dikes to protect against flooding, the plant has a concrete berm that could catch potential spills and direct them into RYAMs wastewater treatment plant. The plant will be largely operated remotely, with personnel outside controlling operations via tablet computers. Jones said that the plant is the greenest, safest facility he has experienced during his career as an environmental engineer. We source materials through sustainable supply chains, Jones said, adding that the plant was recently certified as sustainable by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, an international nonprofit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. The interiors of the facility reflect that connection to nature with lots of green and wood, similar to the look of Borregaards offices in Norway. Management offices overlook the Amelia River with views of the water and the plants operations, as well as the RYAM facility and the Port of Fernandina. A central office houses administrative employees, with conference rooms overlooking the river, and a break room with windows looking out over the area where product will be prepared for transportation. A grand opening of the $110 million facility is scheduled for June 26. For information about LignoTech Florida, visit lignotechflorida.com. News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 2Nassau County HISTORYNassau County, established Dec. 29, 1824, is a 649-square-mile area in the most northeast section of Florida, adjacent to the state line. Some say the county is named for the main island of the Bahama chain because of the large number of Bahamians that were among its early settlers, while others say it was named for the Duchy of Nassau in Germany. Nassau was the 10th county formed of 67 in the state of Florida. Gen. James Oglethorpe of Great Britain gave Amelia Island its name in honor of Princess Amelia, the daughter of King George II. Fernandina Beach was named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain. COUNTY LIMITSThe St. Marys River serves as the Florida-Georgia border and forms the western and northern border for the county. Nassau County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Duval County, Baker County and Georgia. Nassau County offers a diversity of landscapes from rural, wooded areas to beaches and bodies of water ranging from secluded rivers and bays to the Atlantic Ocean. The county of nearly 80,000 residents borders Georgia to the north and Duval County, Fla., to the south. Fernandina Beach is the most populated area. Old Yulee Rd. Middle White Rd. Baldwin and George Rd. 90Hero Gross Hilliard Yulee Callahan Crawford A1A Duval County8 milesGa. Nassau County 17 1 23 301 10 95NaSt. Atlantic Ocean Fernandina BeachCrawfordA1A 2 108 One columnFont usageHelvetica regular and bold 92% horizontal scale for roads and towns Helvetica Oblique 92% horizontal scale for oceans rivers and lakesColor palateGreen 1: 49% cyan, 13% magenta, 65% yellow Green 2: 34% cyan, 13% magenta, 29% yellow Tan: 11% magenta, 38% yellow Blue: 100% cyan, 70% magenta, 10% black Pointers Symbols Road signs Amelia Island Plantation Ritz CarltonBeech St. LimeAmelea Rd.Sadler Rd. 105One columnAtlantic Ave. American Beach Point Main BeachSadler Rd.Fernandina BeachAtlantic OceanIntracoastal Waterway 105 A1A A1AFort Clinch State Park 6th St.N. 14th St.S. Fletcher/First Coast Hwy.S. 14th St.Old Town Golf Club Amelia City City boat ramp Hospital County Base Maps Island Base MapA1A 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach Fort Clinch was named after General Duncan Lamont Clinch, and construction for the Fort began in 1847. Though designed to house 500 soldiers and 78 pieces of artillery, construction of Fort Clinch was never completed. Still, the incomplete fort served as a military outpost during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War II. In 1935, Fort Clinch became one of Floridas first state parks when the state purchased the fort and surrounding property to preserve it and to provide opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. From 1937 to 1942, Company 1420 of the Civilian Conservation Corps repaired the fort and constructed camping areas, roads, bathhouses, picnic areas and a visitor center. Today, the 1,427-acre park offers fishing and swimming and is home to beautiful beaches, scenic hiking, biking trails, 63 campsites equipped with electricity and water along with six primitive campsites. Hurricane Matthew destroyed a half-mile fishing pier on the parks northeast corner. Florida officials have said the state will rebuild the pier by 2027 but have provided no other details. Other popular park activities include bird watching and shell and shark tooth hunting. Fort Clinch is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round. Park admission is $6 per vehicle (limited to 2-8 people per vehicle), $4 per vehicle with a single occupant or $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. The cost of admission to visit the fort is $2 per person. The park offers guided nature walks at Willow Pond every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Guests can rent out the conference room located in the visitors center at $40 per hour. Guests can also enjoy a meal at the Live Oak Grill, also housed in the visitors center. The fort offers catering for private events in its visitors center. For more information on booking the room, call (904) 277-7221 or email mail@AmericanParks.biz. For more information on pricing, events or park amenities, visit www.floridastateparks.org/park/ Fort-Clinch or call (904) 277-7274. Fort Clinch is the host to a series of annual events. Information and a list of events were obtained through the Forts website and brochures. Events are subject to change or cancellation. Federal Garrisons Hosted first weekend of every month Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Confederate Garrisons Hosted third weekend of March & second weekend of October Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. World War II Garrison Hosted Memorial Day weekend Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spanish-American War Garrisons Third weekend of April & September Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. History of the American Soldier Second Saturday of November Federal Holiday Jollification First Saturday in December Candlelight Tours First Saturday evenings from October to May (excluding December) or Friday and Saturday evenings second weekend of May to Labor Day weekend.Fort Clinch The comprehensive Guide to Nassau will be published and distributed in the News-Leader on Wednesday, July 25 and Nassau County Record on Thursday, July 26, 2018rffrnft News-LeaderfNassau County Record fbfnr frffnnfrrt frnfrtff rf nrnrnffnftnr fnrrnnrrrfrfAdvertising Deadline: r nfto NassauGuide News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 2 Nassau County Nassau County, established Dec. 29, 1824, is a 649-square-mile area in the most northeast section of Some say the county is named for the main island of the Bahama chain because of the large number of Bahamians that were among its early settlers, while others say it was named for the Duchy of Nassau in Nassau was the 10th county formed of 67 in the state of Florida. Gen. James Oglethorpe of Great Britain gave Amelia Island its name in honor of Princess Amelia, the daughter of King George II. Fernandina Beach was named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain. The St. Marys River serves as the Florida-Georgia border and forms the western and northern border for the county. Nassau County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Duval County, Baker County and Georgia. Nassau County offers a diversity of landscapes from rural, wooded areas to beaches and bodies of water ranging from secluded rivers and bays to the Atlantic Ocean. The county of nearly 80,000 residents borders Georgia to the north and Duval County, Fla., to the south. Fernandina Beach is the most populated area. can also enjoy a meal at the Live Oak Grill, also housed in the visitors center. The fort offers catering for private events in its visitors center. For more information on booking the room, call (904) 277-7221 or email mail@AmericanParks.biz. For more information on pricing, events or park amenities, visit www.floridastateparks.org/park/ Fort-Clinch or call (904) 277-7274. Fort Clinch is the host to a series of annual events. Information and a list of events were obtained through the Forts website and brochures. Events are subject to change or cancellation. Federal Garrisons Hosted first weekend of every month Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Confederate Garrisons Hosted third weekend of March & second weekend of October Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. World War II Garrison Hosted Memorial Day weekend Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 9 SchoolsThe Nassau County public school system is headed by the elected members of the Nassau County School Board. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the district office building, 1201 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach. For general information, call the District Office at 491-9900. To be placed on the school board agenda, call the superintendents office at 491-9901. Website: www.edline.net/pages/Nassau_ County_School_District Superintendent Kathy Knight Burns 43508 Ratliff Road, Callahan, FL 32011 Phone: (904) 491-9901 Fax: (904) 277-9030 E-Mail: burnska@nassau.k12.fl.us District 1 Board member: Donna Martin 2120 Highland St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Phone: 261-9015 E-mail: martindo@nassau.k12.fl.us District 2 -Board member: Gail Cook 1708 Philips Manor Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Phone: (904) 261-9127 E-mail: cookga@nassau.k12.fl.us District 3 -Board member: Jamie Deonas 9 N Fourteenth St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Phone: (904) 753-4076 Bus: (904) 277-0066 E-mail: deonasja@nassau.k12.fl.us District 4 -Board member: Dr. Kimberly Fahlgren P.O. Box 26, Hilliard, FL 32046 Phone: (904) 235-9638 Email: kimberly.fahlgren@nassau.k12.fl.us District 5 -Board member: Jonathan Petree Phone: (904) 233-1110 E-mail: petreejo@ nassau.k12.fl.us Attorney: Leonard T. Hackett School District Department Contacts District Office 1201 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 Phone: (904) 491-9900, info@nassau.k12.fl.us Administrative Services: Mark Durham, Executive Director, Cynthia Williams, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9906 Adult Education & Drop Out Prevention Brent Lemond, Director Patricia Young, Secretary Phone: (904) 548-1750 Fax: 548-4499 Assessment and Accountability Diane Romon, Program Manager Jenine McKenna, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9873 Fax: 277-9038 Business Services Susan Farmer, Executive Director Vicki Turner, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9861 Fax: 277-9032 Career & Technical Education Brent Lemond, Director Patricia Young, Administrative Assistant Phone: (904) 548-4483 Elementary Education Kristi L. Simpkins, Director Brenda Murray, Secretary Phone: (904) 491-9885 Exceptional Student Education Facilities Food Services Phone: (904) 225-0127 Elementary Schools Bryceville Elementary Grades K through 5, Amber Nicholas-Bovinette, principal. 6504 Church Ave., Bryceville, FL 32009, (904) 266-9241, (904) 879-5570. Fax: (904) 266-2155 Callahan Elementary Grades pre-K through 2, Sabrina Faircloth, principal. 449618 U.S. Highway 301, Callahan, FL 32011, (904) 879-2121, Fax: (904) 879-5560 Callahan Intermediate Grades 3-5, Rhonda Devereaux, principal. 34586 Ball Park Road, Callahan, FL 32011, (904) 879-1114, Fax: (904) 879-5288 Emma Love Hardee Elementary Grades 3-5, Rebecca Smith, principal. 2200 Susan Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7936, Fax: (904)321-5890 Hilliard Elementary Grades pre-K 5, LeeAnn Jackson, principal 27568 Ohio St., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-4471, Fax: (904) 845-7427 Southside Elementary Grades pre-K through 2, Marlena Palmer, principal 1112 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7941. Yulee Elementary Grades 3-5, George Raysor, principal 86063 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL 32097, (904) 225-5192, Fax: (904) 225-9993 Yulee Primary Grades pre-K-2, Misty Mathis, principal 86426 Goodbread Road, Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 225-9711, Fax: (904) 225-8269 Wildlight Elementary Grades pre-K-5, Scott Hodges, principal 550 Curiosity Ave., Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 277-9061 Middle Schools Callahan Middle Grades 6-8, Kimberly Harrison, principal. 450121 Old Dixie Highway, Callahan 32011 (904) 879-3606, Fax: (904) 879-2860 Fernandina Beach Middle Grades 6-8, Dr. John Mazzella, principal. 315 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7938, Fax: (904) 261-8919 Hilliard Middle-Senior High Grades 6-12, Dr. Tammy Johnson, principal One Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-2171 Yulee Middle Grades 6-8, Amanda Cooper, principal 85439 Miner Road, Yulee FL 32097 (904) 225-5116 High Schools Fernandina Beach High Grades 9-12, Dr. Spencer Lodree, principal 435 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach 32034 (904) 261-5713, Fax: (904)277-3754 Hilliard Middle-Senior High Grades 6-12, Dr. Tammy Johnson, principal One Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-2171 West Nassau County High Grades 9-12, Curtis Gaus, principal One Warrior Drive, Callahan, FL 32011 (904) 879-3461, Fax: 879-5843 Yulee High Grades 9-12, Natasha Drake, principal 85375 Miner Road, Yulee 32097 (904) 225-8641Continued on page 10 News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 9 Phone: (904) 225-0127 Elementary Schools Bryceville Elementary Grades K through 5, Amber Nicholas-Bovinette, principal. 6504 Church Ave., Bryceville, FL 32009, (904) 266-9241, (904) 879-5570. Fax: (904) 266-2155 Callahan Elementary Grades pre-K through 2, Sabrina Faircloth, principal. 449618 U.S. Highway 301, Callahan, FL 32011, (904) 879-2121, Fax: (904) 879-5560 Callahan Intermediate Grades 3-5, Rhonda Devereaux, principal. 34586 Ball Park Road, Callahan, FL 32011, (904) 879-1114, Fax: (904) 879-5288 1112 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7941. Yulee Elementary Grades 3-5, George Raysor, principal 86063 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL 32097, (904) 225-5192, Fax: (904) 225-9993 Yulee Primary Grades pre-K-2, Misty Mathis, principal 86426 Goodbread Road, Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 225-9711, Fax: (904) 225-8269 Wildlight Elementary Grades pre-K-5, Scott Hodges, principal 550 Curiosity Ave., Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 277-9061 Middle Schools Callahan Middle Grades 6-8, Kimberly Harrison, principal. 450121 Old Dixie Highway, Callahan 32011 (904) 879-3606, Fax: (904) 879-2860 Fernandina Beach Middle Grades 6-8, Dr. John Mazzella, principal. 315 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 491-7938, Fax: (904) 261-8919 Hilliard Middle-Senior High Grades 6-12, Dr. Tammy Johnson, principal One Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-2171 Yulee Middle Grades 6-8, Amanda Cooper, principal 85439 Miner Road, Yulee FL 32097 (904) 225-5116 High Schools Fernandina Beach High Grades 9-12, Dr. Spencer Lodree, principal 435 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach 32034 (904) 261-5713, Fax: (904)277-3754 Hilliard Middle-Senior High Grades 6-12, Dr. Tammy Johnson, principal One Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (904) 845-2171 West Nassau County High Grades 9-12, Curtis Gaus, principal One Warrior Drive, Callahan, FL 32011 (904) 879-3461, Fax: 879-5843 Yulee High Grades 9-12, Natasha Drake, principal 85375 Miner Road, Yulee 32097 (904) 225-8641 Continued on page 10 News-Leader Guide To Nassau 2017 12 courthouse in Fernandina Beach, 416 Centre St. Florida laws require that drivers be at least 16 to operate a motor vehicle, but 15-year-olds with a learners permit may drive if accompanied by a regularly licensed driver at least 21 years old. Fifteen-year-olds wishing to obtain a learners permit must have an original or certified birth certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics for identification, bring their Social Security card, be accompanied by a consenting parent and pass vision and written tests. Florida law requires identification, proof of date of birth, proof of residential address, and proof of Social Security number (if issued, Chapter 322, Florida Statutes, requires the department see proof of Social Security number for the issuance of driver license and identification cards) from all customers before a driver license or identification card can be issued. The name assigned to the Social Security number must match the name that will appear on the Florida driver license or identification card. If you have legally changed your name by marriage or court order, you must submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order. No photocopies will be accepted. For multiple name changes, you must show a document trail linking your current name to your chosen proof of identity. Each applicant renewing or applying for a new driver license or identification card in person after January 1, 2010 must submit: Primary Identification Gather one original or certified copy of the following documents:Certified United States birth certificate, including territories and District of Columbia.Valid United States Passport or Passport CardConsular Report of Birth AbroadCertificate of Naturalization, Form N-550 or Form N-570Certificate of Citizenship, Form N560 or Form NB-561Alien registration receipt card, Green Card Form I-551 Proof of Social Security number Gather one original or certified copy of the following documents:Social Security cardW-2 formPaycheck showing numberSSA-1099Non-SSA-1099 Proof of Residential Address Gather TWO of the following documents showing your residential address:Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or rent/lease agreementFlorida voter registration cardW-2 form or 1099 formUtility bill, hookup, or work order dated within 60 days of the applicationCurrent automobile or homeowners insurance policyMail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than two months old.Statement from an accompanying parent, step-parent or guardian residing at the same address as the applicant. The parent or guardian must present proof of residential address. For more information, call 491-7400 or visit www.nassautaxes.com.Business License A local business tax receipt is no longer required by Nassau County for the privilege of engaging in a business, profession or occupation. However, any business located within a city limit may be required to pay a local business tax to that municipality. Some local businesses may be required to hold certain licenses depending on city, county, state, and/or federal agency regulations associated with a particular profession or business (e.g. contractor license; professional license). Marriage Licenses Marriage licenses can be applied for at the office of the clerk of court in the Nassau County Judicial Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in Yulee, the historic Nassau County Courthouse, 416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, and 450077 State Road 200 St., Callahan. Those 16 or 17 are required to present a notarized consent form from their parents. Parents will be required to sign an affidavit of consent before the license is issued. Those who have been married before are required to know the date of separation. All applicants must present a drivers license and Social Security card. According to a marriage law that went into effect Jan. 1, 1999, couples must take a marriage preparation course or face a three-day waiting period for a marriage license. They also must read a 16-page booklet on marriage responsibilities.Boat Licenses As an agent for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector is responsible for providing the necessary service and record keeping procedures used in processing vessel (boat) titles and registrations. All motorized vessels, commercial and private, must be registered, titled and issued a decal before they can be used in Florida waters. The decal must be affixed to the port side of the boat. Vessel registrations expire at midnight of the owners birthday. Registration for vessels titled in a business name expire June 30. Vessel registration fees are based on the length of the boat. Renewal of vessel registrations can be processed in person at any location or by e-commerce at www.nassautaxes.com.Gun Permits Firearms are not required to be registered with local law enforcement officials, but the Nassau County Sheriffs Office does provide registration forms for residents wishing to register their ownership. Applications for statewide concealed-weapons permits may be made electronically at the Tax Collectors office at 86130 License Road. Guns in vehicles must be secured and not in plain view or under a seat.Hunting/Fishing Licenses The Tax Collector serves as an agent of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by being the primary source for the sale and issuance of a variety of hunting and fishing licenses. The Tax Collector may designate and authorize, at his discretion, various sub-agents, such as bait and tackle dealers, sporting goods stores and retail outlets to sell and issue these licenses, as well. Hunting and fishing licenses may also be purchased or renewed by telephone for an additional fee. Please call fishing at 1-888-347-4356 or 1-888-486-8356 for hunting. A valid hunting and/or fishing license must be carried on his or her person when participating in these activities (unless exempt).Passports Applications for passports are available at the office of the Clerk of the Court, located in the Nassau County Judicial Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in Yulee, the Nassau County Courthouse, 416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, at 450077 State Road 200, Callahan and at the US Postal Service at 1997 Sadler Rd. by appointment, call 491-4680. Applicants are required to furnish a certified copy of their birth certificate with the state raised seal, two passport-size photos and a valid drivers license. Adults, $110; under 16, $80 ; all passports require a $25 Acceptance Agent Fee Other fees may also apply. Expedited passports are available for an additional fee at the U.S. Post Ofice, 1997 Sadler Road. Call for an appointment, 491-4680.Licenses and Permits Nassau County Record Contact Candy or Meghan904 261-3696trfnfr nrnftnrfnr ffnrfnf rfnrr frf fnnfrrContact Samantha904 879-2727 Continued from 1ALIGNOTECH FLORIDA/SPECIALThe new LignoTech Florida plant in Fernandina Beach will open in June, with full production expected by the end of the month. Pipes will transport steam, lignin liquor, processed water and other utilities from the Rayonier Advanced Materials plant next door to the LignoTech facility for processing. from flower pots, pool covers, pet water bowls, toys, or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. Discard old tires, drums, broken appliances, and other items that arent being used. Cover your skin with clothing and use mosquito repellent. Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long sleeves to cover your skin. Always use repellents according to the label. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than two months old. Permethrin can be applied to clothing and gear, but not skin. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches and patios. For more information about mosquito-borne diseases, visit http://bit.ly/2shhVY3.rfntbttTick-borne diseases are present throughout the year in Florida but occur more frequently in the spring and summer. The most common diseases that come from ticks in Florida are ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other spotted fever illnesses. Symptoms of tick-borne diseases usually start within two weeks of being bitten. Although there are disease-specific symptoms such as bulls eye rash that can be seen in some cases of Lyme disease, the most common symptoms for tick-borne disease are fever, headache, and muscle pain. These symptoms may also be seen with many other types of illnesses. Therefore, if you become ill after recently being in an area that is wooded or has long grass, it is always important to tell your health care provider that you were in a tick habitat so that tick-borne diseases are considered. These diseases can be treated with appropriate antibiotics. Avoiding tick bites is the best way to prevent tick-borne disease. The public is reminded to take the following precautions to help prevent tick bites: Apply repellent to help prevent ticks from biting. Read label directions carefully when applying repellent. Apply permethrin to clothing and gear. Dress so your skin is covered in white or light-colored clothing when ticks might be present so you can see if any ticks are crawling on your clothes. Tuck your pant legs into your socks so that ticks cannot crawl up the inside of your pants. Walk in the center of the trail or path to avoid touching tall grasses and other plants in tick-infested areas. Perform regular tick checks on yourself, your family, and your pets. Shower soon after being in a tick habitat. Use veterinarian recommended products to keep ticks off your pets. Keep grass, shrubs, and trees close to your residence trimmed to control ticks around the home. For more information about tick-borne diseases, visit http://bit.ly/2Jj4Yqg. For more information about the Florida Department of Health visit www.FloridaHealth. gov and follow its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.Continued from 5A UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAAccording to the CDC, Aegis aegypti mosquitoes are more likely than Aegis albopictus mosquitoes to spread viruses like Zika, dengue, chikungunya and other viruses. NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 8 5/31/18 4:17 PM

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Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!Y ou can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. Master Tom Gagne will be offering a tai chi seminar at 10 a.m. June 2 at 96549 Academy, Fernandina Beach). Adults who are interested in tai chi (new to the art or advanced practitioners) are invited to attend. The seminar is offered free of charge. Gagne will be offering tai chi classes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Fernandina Beach at paksfern bch@yahoo.com or 261-8660 for information.rfntbnnThe 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 June 9. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Fee is $10. Attend the course and pass the exam to receive a Florida Boater Education card. To register or for information, 576-6659 or email htipper3@ comcast.net.fbbnThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday 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 a love of the water and boat ing. Current boat ownership or sailing skills are not prereq uisites to joining. Club activi ties throughout the year may include day/overnight excur sions by water and/or land, sailboat racing, social activities such as tubing, swimming with manatees, picnics and parties; as well as assisting with local conservation and environ mental efforts in surrounding waters. Contact Commodore Tom Maguire at (703) 2981714.bbnU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1 meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Lane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 261-1889 for information.rrnnbAmelia Island Nassau County Youth Lacrosse is a developmental youth lacrosse 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 volunteer-driven and is looking for adult volunteers, with or 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.rbnThe Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games on the petanque courts at Central Park, corner of Atlantic Avenue and South 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.bbnThe 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 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. All are welcome. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organi zation created to develop and 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 munity and other civic-minded activities. Contact President Dennis Burke at (256) 453-4744 or email info@nsfafish.net.bThe McArthur YMCA offers Walk with Me, a program designed for people to walk with other people. The trail will be Amelia Park. The goal is a 50-minute walk with five min utes of stretching before and after the walk. The program is held at 8 a.m. Mondays. Meet at the McArthur YMCA, 1951 Citrona Drive. Walkers of all ages and levels are welcome. Call 2611080 for information.fbbbnThe North Florida Bicycle Club offers several organized bicycle rides each week at various times and locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. good working condition are required. Bicycle safety will be emphasized at the start of each ride. Cyclists typically split into groups, depending on pace and skill level, and there are options to cut the ride short. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. Call 261-5160, or visit www.ameliaislandcycling.com, www.ameliaislandtrail.org or www.nfbc.us.rfbbnSenior league bowl ing is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the bowling alley off U.S. 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays. To submit an item for this column, contact Beth Jones at 261-3696 or email information to bjones@fbnewsleader.com. The Golf Club of Amelia Island Ladies Golf Association had its 2017-18 season closing day on May 24. Year-end awards were presented with the Most Improved Player for 2018 going to Melinda McGrath. Year-end award winners also included, ringers, first, Sue Lansdell; second, Marty Evans; and third, Nancy Carpenter; birdies, first, Sue Riegler; second, Linda Larabee; and third, Melinda McGrath; chip-ins, first, Sue Burke; second, Peggy Kunkel; and third, Kate Wiest; and sandies, first, Linda Franks; second, Sharon Badenoch; and third, Cathy West.bttnrtrfbTest 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 548-4027 or lboatwright@nassauso.com for information.rfbfThe 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, contact Mark ODay at 553-0576 or odaym25@aol.com or visit www. ALSGolfAmelia.com. bnbbbbbfn SUBMITTEDAlice Caldwell from the Newcomers Tuesday Ladies Golf League had a holein-one on No. 17 at the Amelia River Golf Club on Tuesday. SUBMITTEDYoung anglers Maddox Gillette, with a sheepshead and redfish, left, and Tyler Gillette, with a pair of redfish, reeled in their catches on Tuesday. NEW Sports Fri.indd 2 5/31/18 3:49 PM

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Nrfntblf A Several local coaches and organizations are offering youth camps this summer, starting next week with basketball, tennis, cheerleading and volleyball.Fernandina Beach High School will host a cheer camp June 4-8 in the FBHS Cheer 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 payments 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. There will be five competitive youth teams next year. Registration will be in July. There are free teams that will compete during the school year.rfFaith Christian Academy will be offering athletic training camps for boys and girls basketball, boys flag football and girls volleyball for rising fifth through 12th graders. Participants will receive coaching and instruction from FCA coaching staff, who have numerous years of experience, as well as special guest instructors with professional and collegiate experience. Camp will begin each day with a daily devotional and prayer. At the start of camp, each athlete will be filmed for a skills evaluation. Coaches will work on improving the students overall knowledge and skill pertaining to their specific sport. Athletes will be filmed again at the end of training to show areas of improvement and areas still needing work. Athletes have the option of attending three-day ($65), fourday ($85) or five-day ($100) camps. Camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with extended care available until 4 p.m. for an additional fee ($10/day, $25/ week). Camps will be held at the FCA Upper School Campus located behind New Life Baptist Church, 464067 S.R. 200 (at Blackrock Road). Camp dates are June 4-8, boys basketball; June 18-22, girls basketball; July 23-27, boys flag football and girls volleyball. A registration form must be completed for each participant. For information, contact Coach Glenn Parrish, athletic director for Faith Christian Academy, at 321-2137 or 412-1408.ntbYulee High School will host the second annual volleyball camp to teach young, aspiring players to pass, set, hit, block, serve and dig. Players will have the chance to learn the fundamentals with fun, competitive drills designed to introduce volleyball skills and emphasize teamwork. The camp is open to students entering fourth through Louis Llerandi, far left, tees off during the 14th annual St. Michael Golf Classic, held May 18 at Long Point at the Amelia Island Club as a school fundraiser. Teammate John Powell is also pictured. Eighth-grade teacher Jamie Antczak takes aim during the event, center. Drew Gibbs putts while teammate John Bogush looks on, left.PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/ NEWS-LEADERr PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERSummer camps for kids start next week and include Soccer Made in America and cheerleading and basketball at Fernandina Beach High School. There are also tennis, volleyball and baseball camps this summer. eighth grades; ages will be divided according to skill level. The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon June 4-6 in the YHS gym. Cost is $50. Bring knee pads, water, snack and athletic shoes. Email donna.jackson@nassau.k12.fl.us or call 225-8641, ext. 5697.ffrtfFernandina Beach High 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 June 11-14 at the FBHS gym. The all-sports camp includes badminton, basketball, kickball, ping pong, volleyball and soccer. The camp is open to boys and girls entering third through ninth grades. Camp objectives include improving skill level, enhancing knowledge of rules and strategies and teaching the importance of good sportsmanship. The fee is $100 for each camp. Register the first day of camp. For information on either camp, call Schreiber at 635-2612.fFred Matricardis Hornet Academy Baseball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-14 at the Yulee High School field. The camp is open to ages 5-14. Cost is $75. All campers receive a T-shirt and more than 12 hours of instruction. Individual awards will be given out. Bring a glove, bat, hat, 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.com.tThe Soccer Made in America camp is from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22 at Hickory Street Park. The camp is open to ages 4-17. Nationally-renowned training program with professional coaches. Participants will improve their technical and tactical knowledge of soccer, with emphasis on proper body mechanics. Each player should bring a soccer ball, shin guards and water bottle. Fees are $160 for the first family member, $150 second family member. Register at the Atlantic Center.ffThe Kraft Tennis Partners, located at the Kraft Athletic Club, 96120 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach, will hold a tennis camp for ages 4-14 at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 5. The cost for the eight sessions is $25 per child. All equipment will be provided, and each camper will receive a T-shirt, snacks and water. For information, visit www. krafttennis.com or call Jerry Kawecki at 415-0187. NEW Sports Fri.indd 1 5/31/18 3:46 PM

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLSUDOKU ~ OUT AND ABOUT THIS WEEKEND ~ RELIGION CLASSIFIEDSSWEET ON SURVIVORS rfff fnr tbnn ffb r r r nnn r bb nrnr nr tbFREE ADMISSIONrnbnrrr nnbr rffnb bn nr frff nrn ATTENTION JEEP OWNERSrfnnrb rfb t r n rfbf bnf rrrrfr frfnb bff nnff bf nnnrb rnfnnON & OFFTHE ISLAND tttUF/IFAS Nassau Extension ServiceSue and Gary Frederick bought their property in Hilliard in 1965 and built their home in 1974. At first, the job of removing all the wild grape and poison ivy vines along with all the weeds seemed over whelming. However, with a lot of hard work, the couple managed to turn the unruly yard into something quite lovely. Sue says, I prune roses in the daytime but in the dark of night I write killer spy thrillers. Hurricane Irma wrought much damage to the property but Gary, also known as the cabana boy, worked diligently to replace a fence, arbor and numerous other structures in the landscape. There is still plenty of work to be done on their summer kitchen, and several trees and plants will need some tender loving care to bring them back to their full beauty. The Fredericks enjoy sharing their outdoor kitchen with friends who gather around to play guitars, fish and warm themselves over the open fires. The colorful part of the garden is a duplicate of a garden belonging to Sues mother and always brings her back precious memories. Looking over the scenery, you can spy colorful flowers such as roses, bush daisies, dianthus plants, begonias, verbena, day lilies, geraniums and hydrangeas. The white flowers of the English Dogwood pair beautifully with the pretty, deep red roses of the Don Juan rose bush. The photo of Gary and Sue is taken in their garden. At the entrance of the property are some potted plants with Buster, their sweet rescue dog. The garage is lovely because Sue painted an enormous flower on the door. Gary and Sue have been married 57 years and are very happy here. Spotlight on Nassau Gardens is a monthly recognition program of the UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Service and features gardens and plants grown by Nassau County residents. To be considered for recognition, send a digital photo with a description of your spotlight along with your name, address, and phone number to beawalker105@gmail.com. For more information, call the Extension office at 530-6353. Hilliard couple shares outdoor kitchen, gardens with friends SPOTLIGHT On Nassau Gardens Photos By Libby Wilkes/Special NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 13 6/1/18 11:22 AM

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Interested in writing compelling fiction? Thought about starting with a short story? New York Times Attention Jeep owners: Join Eight Flags Jeep Club for its first charity Shine & Dine event UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Director Rebecca Jordi will conduct a plant clinic Interested in starting yoga? Want to know more Wildlight and all that is planned for the new development? Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes Auditions for Sylvia will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Amelia Musical Playhouse Learn tai chi at an evening tai chi class Master Gardener Nelson Peterson will conduct a Landscape Matters class r r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr frWednesday, May 30 Solution The Amelia Island Museum of History will hold a Brown Bag Lunch at noon Wednesday, June 6. The kick-off event for the One Book, One Community program The Bishops Pawn. Amelia Community Theatre will present William A Worldwide Knit in Public Day will be observed The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. Never Let Me Go Crossing Sing, Unburied, Sing Persepolis The God of Small Things Being Mortal Daisy Miller A Gentleman in Moscow The Noise of Time The Amelia Island Museum of History will hold its next 3rd on 3rd Street presentation Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-2000. Auto Legends Amelia Cars and Conversation will meet Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to noon The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1978 is planning its 40-year reunion. Ms. Ernie Albert, director of the Peck Center Library, will host children in pre-K through second grade at a new Story & Activity Hour Professional, traditional acrylic painting classes Resin epoxy, dirty pour art classes Four six-week adult beginning guitar classes The Amelia Knitting Club Kings Bay RC Modelers ACBL Duplicate Bridge, Bingo is played every Thursday Lions Club bingo, Living With Loss Dust off your drumsticks, Contract bridge, With Fathers Day around the corner, dads may want to consider attending a workshop on strengthening the fatherson bond Saturday at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro, according to a news release. Joseph Cohen, a longtime New York City public school teacher, freelance journalist and author of Write Father, Write Son: A Bond-Building Journey, and Christopher Salem, author of Master Your Inner Critic: Resolve the Root Cause, Create Prosperity, will present Empowering Wisdom for a New Generation of Father-and-Son Relationships, a workshop designed to provide fathers with the insight, information and tools they need in order to play a more engaged, supportive and influential role in the lives of their sons. (The fathers of daughters will benefit from this workshop too, of course!), the release states. Cohen and Salem will introduce workshop participants to a number of principles: How to lay the foundation for an empowering and supportive relationship that will lead to a lifelong fatherson bond; Constructive ways fathers can help their sons transform the challenges that will inevitably surface into opportunities for growth; Why open and thoughtprovoking conversation and construction communication between father and son (at every stage) is essential for self-esteem, happiness and sustainable success; Developing a prosperity mindset and why alignment of health and business-life success is essential; and How to create a blueprint based on a shared vision for an empowering future. The release explains, Improving the parent-child relationship begins with a parents willingness to engage their child in open communication and a childs willingness to participate in the process. While there are many ways for a parent to start a conversation with their child, sustaining a meaningful dialogue and resolving challenging issues requires the proper tools to get the job done. This workshop will introduce a process that will provide a framework for constructive communication that can unify other families and strengthen intergenerational relationships. According to the release, this bond-building process revolves around effectively addressing three essential questions: Do you see me? Acknowledging and praising recent accomplishments to open a meaningful dialogue. Can You Hear Me? Listening without judgment to identify challenging issues and develop a conversation. What Can You Teach Me? Providing constructive feedback and introducing a solution or fresh perspective upon which both parent and child can act. The workshop registration fee is $47 and includes a copy of Write Father, Write Son. For more information and to register, call 601-2118.rfntrbrrnrtfnrfrntbn Cohen Salem FOREVER YOUNG PRESS/SPECIALParticipants in Sundays workshop will receive a copy of Joseph Cohens book, Write Father, Write Son.

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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.Wild Amelia announced the winners of its 10th annual Nature Photography Contest at the conclusion of the Wild Amelia Nature Festiival Expo on Saturday, May 19. A panel of professional judges critiqued nature photographs by children and adults, ranging in skill from beginners to advanced amateur and professionals; cash prizes were awarded to the winners, whose identities were concealed during the judging process. The Best in Show or Grand Prize winner was Kevin Lynch for Red Shouldered Hawk Hunting. In the adult beginner category, Yvonne Randolph won three theme awards: Birds for Splashing Roseate Spoonbill, Other Fauna for Glowing Tree Frog, and Flora for Water Lily. Donna Bowlick won the Adult Beginner Landscape theme for Sky and Sea. In the Advanced Amateur/Professional category, Hal and Kirsten Snyder won the Birds theme for Great Egret, Timothy Cummiskey won Other Fauna for Let the Chase Begin, Jennifer Bryan won the Flora theme for Under the Mushrooms, and Darren Holmes won the Landscape theme for Amelia Colors. In the contest for children under 10, River Plungis won first place for Skinny Jim and third place for Mr. Algae Back and Dante Rosas won second place for Double Trouble. Among children 10 to 17 years of age, Julia Winston won first place for Fluffy Owl, Landon Plungis won second place for Greenway Gator, and Madison Sosnowski won third place for Orange Crush. Honorable mentions in this age group included Unity Morgan for Pelican on the Water and Mckenna Hiedel for Freds Owl. All of the winning images will be on display at the Fort Clinch Visitor Center beginning in mid-July for the next year. The opening of the exhibit of these images will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Fort Clinch. The Amelia River Ramblers will offer a bluegrass concert at the opening and light refreshments will be served. Park admission will be waived that evening for guests. Wild Amelia is an all-volunteer nonprofit whose mission is to educate visitors and residents about the wildlife and wild places of the island to foster appreciation and conservation. The organization conducts year-round adult and childrens programs that include photography classes as well as the photography contest. A number of the photos entered in the contest will be included in the 2019 Wild Amelia Nature Photography Calendar, available later this summer in limited quantities. The 11th annual Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest will begin in the winter of 2019, but nature photographers are encouraged to start their shutters clicking now to amass great images for the 2019 contest. For more information about the programs of Wild Amelia, visit wildamelia.org and Wild Amelia on Facebook.rfnrnnTwo of the winning images from the 2018 Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest were the Best in Show Grand Prize winner, Red Shouldered Hawk Hunting by Kevin Lynch, and Amelia Colors by Darren Holmes, which also won the Landscape category for Advanced Amateur Photographers.WILD AMELIA/SPECIAL SUBMITTEDThe following students from Southside Elementary School received the most Accelerated Reader points in their grade level during the fourth nine weeks of school and were invited to a special party to celebrate their accomplishment: first row, Juliana Viera, Grady Harrell, Nikita Geter, Oliver Kimball and Anna Blue Steger; second row, Bud Foxworth, Declan Ellis, Ryan Broughton, Lexi Hopson and Brooks Tafreshi; and third row, John-Michael Avila, Gage Gabler, Kody Belding, Olivia Whitehead and Ruby Foxworth. Southside Media Specialist Kim Hicks stands behind the students. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Branch Library, 25 N. Fourth St. in Fernandina Beach, according to a news release. Miles Meyer will present Social Media as a Genealogical Research Tool during the meeting. Social media has become one of the fastest growing ways to communicate, but many people are concerned with the negative impact of social media. The speaker will cover ways social media can be used to improve genealogical research including groups who provide research tips, photo restoration, minor translations or look-ups. In addition, learn to build a social media presence to find new cousins, the release states. Meyer is a scientist by training and has been active in genealogy about 20 years, and his expertise revolves around new technologies, internet research and FamilySearch, according to the release. In addition, he is a family history consultant and current director of the Vero Beach Family History Center. He has been speaking at genealogy conferences and other events for about 10 years and assists others in researching their family histories. Meyer has been a beta tester for several genealogy companies including AncestralQuest, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, BillionGraves and BYU Tech Labs to name a few, and is the current president and a founding member of the Second Life Virtual Genealogical Society. He has produced several training manuals and maintains several websites and blogs on genealogy related activities, the release states. He is also a regional trainer for the Family History Guide, available at thefhguide.com.SUBMITTED PHOTOSSouthside Elementary School recently announced Bucky Buck Lil Pirate award winners, students chosen through a drawing for being responsible, kind, respectful and safe. The April winners were Levi Bailey, Lexziel Santana Santiago, Raymond Latson, Luke Hale and Jackson Edgington. The May Bucky Buck Lil Pirate award winners at Southside Elementary included Tianna Patterson-Young, Abraham Rodriguez, Richard Engle, Kaelynn Daniels and Lance Vaccarella.rfn NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 15 5/31/18 9:51 AM

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r 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 Dont miss this Tuesday, June 5, as we read, ponder, question and discuss Gods Words of Life as documented by Paul in his letter to followers in Ephesus. 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.rfntThe 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/ conference-style 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.bThank you for helping The Salvation Army Hope House stock our Emergency Food Pantry month after month! This week, we need peanut butter and jelly, canned meats, canned fruit, baked beans, boxed meals, macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes, stuffing, cereal and plastic grocery bags. We are also seeking volunteers to serve as morning receptionists. Donations can be brought to The Salvation Army Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.fntn nfPrince of Peace Lutheran Church is the only Lutheran church in Nassau County and offers two worship services on Sunday mornings. The 9 a.m. service is a traditional liturgical service, while the 10:45 a.m. service is a more casual service. If you are coming or going from the beach and have shorts, a T-shirt and flipflops on, you are welcome. All children present are invited to join in the sending song by picking out a percussion instrument to add to the joy of our worship time together. On the fifth Sunday of each month there is one combined service at 10 a.m., following by a fellowship meal and community service project. Children are welcome and encouraged to be present at either worship service; however, a nursery area is available for children five years old and younger. Holy Communion is offered at all worship services, open to all baptized believers in Jesus Christ. Lutheranism is Bible-based and utilizes the Common Lectionary of scripture readings. Prince of Peace is located on Amelia Island at 2600 Atlantic Ave., next to the Atlantic Recreation Center and across from the main entrance to Fort Clinch State Park. To learn more, visit poplcweb.org.fntAmelia Baptist Church hosts the Bible Study for College Age group at 7 p.m. each Sunday. For information and directions, call Adam Page at 261-9527.nThe Bahs of Nassau County hold prayers and meditations for peace, amity, concord and harmony every Saturday morning from dawn to sunrise on the beach at Seaside Park (east end of Sadler Road). For more information, call 5565437.nntFranklintown United Methodist Church will serve a meal at 4 p.m. and host a Bible study at 5 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month in its Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall. The dinners and Bible studies will be open to the public. The church is located at 1415 Lewis St. in Fernandina Beach. For more information, call 277-2726 or 2615354 or email franklintownumc@att.net. Submit event announcements/briefs to: Calendar Listing c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; editor2@fbnewsleader.com; or 261-3696. The Atlanta Braves are in first place, and thats a delightful surprise. The Braves have been our team for decades and weve been through a long dry spell. But maybe at last the pieces are coming together. A week ago, Dansby Swanson rapped a tworun, two-out walk-off single. A few nights before that, Freddie Freeman beat the shift the Mets had foolishly employed against him, ripping a single to the left side of the infield. And just last Tuesday, Johan Camargo homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give Atlanta a 7-6 win over the Mets. That, my friends, is big fun. In a few months, our attention will turn to football. Before Sundays sermon, well dive into some serious talk about key plays and the coachs boneheaded decisions. Some of us will overdo it. Well invest too much time and way too much emotion in games that will soon be forgotten. We can get carried away by other hobbies, too: music, gardening, cooking, even collecting seashells. The fact is, there are things in this world that possess the power to consume us. To avoid idolatry (or at least the appearance of it), we sometimes downplay our attachments. We tell ourselves that its just a game, or just food, or just a sand dollar. At best, such things are fleeting pleasures, because nothing and surely not a 60-yard touchdown pass can ever compare to the joy, peace and glory of knowing Christ. Still theres nothing quite like that last second win: the jubilation, the thrill at the exact moment when thousands sometimes millions of devoted fans simultaneously erupt in joy. Is it idolatry? I suspect so. But what if we viewed our excitement from a slightly different angle? What if we openly relished every second of it? What if we gratefully and without reservation let the joy course through every fiber? And then, what if we reminded ourselves that the thrill of beating Alabama cant compare to the joy that will come on the day of Christs return. What if we then decided to watch next weeks game, just so we can have another taste, however small, of what God has in store. College professor Joe Rigney points out that we tend to devalue created things in order to esteem Christ. The thing must be small, because it must pale in comparison to him. But maybe the game is meant to be big. Maybe its meant to thrill to us to the tips of our toes. And maybe a perfect sand dollar was created to make us marvel. And maybe were meant to savor every morsel of delicious food, because maybe maybe God gave us these things not just to enjoy but to fire our imaginations. Relish the win and remember that you barely know what it means to be thrilled. Enjoy the lightning whelks and remember youve yet to see pure beauty. Savor the food knowing that its barely an appetizer to the feast God has in store. Remember too, Rigney says, that the joy in baseball becomes joy in God when were grateful for it, when we embrace the truth that whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens (James 1:17). Baseball is a gift, and we enjoy it more when we think to say thank you. Our joy in created things also becomes joy in God when we share them. My wife volunteers at Catty Shack Wildlife Sanctuary. Shes quick to tell others all about it. Her eyes brighten when she describes the tigers and how intricately each one is made. The animals fill her with joy and she cant wait to pass it on. When the grandkids visit, she packs them off to see the tigers. She gets excited because she knows theyll be excited, and that doubles the fun of it. God is like that. In fact, Joe Rigney wonders if God created the universe so that he would have a joy to share with us. Rigneys curious about whether the entire created order exists so that God can bring it to us and share it with us. Whether its baseball or a 13-mile stretch of beautiful beach, God says, Try this and see if doesnt bring you joy. And then, ponder the fact that no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor heart imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9). 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.rfntnrb rrb rffntfbrViolinist Joseph Henderson is the featured musician for the Taiz service on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at South Eighth and Ash streets in Fernandina Beach. He will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Joan Averett, minister of worship arts at Memorial United Methodist Church, which co-sponsors the service with Trinity. Henderson is currently a senior at the University of North Florida and is concert master of the orchestra there. He is a graduate of LaVilla and Douglas Anderson Schools of the Arts. The monthly Taiz service on the first Sunday resumes after a hiatus during Shrimp Fest weekend. This service is meditative in tone and style. In addition to music, it includes singing, silence and prayer. There is also communion that is optional for attendees. Everyone is welcome regardless of religious tradition or faith background. Trinity is air-conditioned and accessible. Parking is on the street or in the lot adjacent to the church.SUBMITTED NL 6 col. Fri. 06.01.indd 16 5/31/18 9:52 AM

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