Title: Ponte Vedra leader
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Title: Ponte Vedra leader
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Publisher: Ponte Vedra leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Publication Date: February 20, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Midweek Edition WFebruary 20, 2008

Vol. 45, No. 70 Serving the communities

of Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, TN

qeptune Beach and Mayport since 1963 50

PV High grid finalists are winners

A high school coach with
four state championships to
his credit, a junior college
coach with one national title
and a former professional
football player are among
seven finalists for the head
football coaching position at
Ponte Vedra High School.
All seven candidates have at
least 10 -years of coaching
experience and all but one has
been a head coach with state

playoff experience.
"We have seven finalists
that we intend to interview
over the next two weeks,"
Ponte Vedra High athletic
director Gene Baker said in an
e-mail to the' Ponte Vedra
Leader last week.
Baker said some candidates
will be interviewed in person,
others only by phone.
He asked that the seven
finalists not be made public
until the interview process is
completed in the next two

"We don't want to eliminate
good candidates on privacy
issues," added Baker, who did
furnish capsule summaries of
the candidates at the paper's
If there's anything certain
about who will be the inaugu-
ral Sharks head coach it's that
he will undoubtedly be a win-'
Of the seven finalists, one
has won four state champi-
onships in 14 years, while

another has three state titles
in 21 years and is a charter
member of a state sports hall
of fame.
One finalist with ties to the
University of Florida is cur-
rently a coordinator for a
NCAA Division 1-AA team.
A finalist who played three
years of pro football and
coached for one helped a high
school team to four state
crowns in 10 years as that
team's defensive coordinator.
The candidate also was a

three-year starter for a NCAA
Division I team that achieved
a No. 1 ranking.
Four of the candidates have
either junior college or small
college coaching experience.
One began .his coaching
career as a high school assis-
tant in Florida. One is a former
graduate assistant for e
One of the finalists with
junior college coaching expe-
rience is 162-55 overall as a
high school coach and has

Nease NJROTC Cadet Erin
McCarthy has a swinging
time at a hoedown for
cadets, parents and instruc-"
tors held on a farm in St.
Augustine. See A-10.

Recalled burritos

cut from schools


The St. Johns County
School District pulled a burri-
to product from school
menus Tuesday, responding
to warnings from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
that the products may con-
tain recalled beef from a
California company.
Westland/Hallmark Meat Co.
was ordered to recall 143 mil-
lion pounds of beef Sunday
- the largest beef recall in
U.S. history after video
was released showing inhu-
mane treatment of cows that
were unable to walk.
Cows that can't walk are
more 'likely to contaminate
beef with salmonella and E.
coli, which can be transferred
during unclean slaughter

processes, according to pub-
lished reports.
Even though the USDA
ordered the recall Sunday,
Elizabeth Binninger, food
services director for the St.
Johns County School District,
said the burrito item was
added Tuesday to the list of
items that might contain the
recalled beef.
"The USDA was aware of
the situation last week and
told schools to put a hold on
beef products [connected to
the recall],"' Binninger said
Tuesday in a telephone inter-
She said the burrito is an "a
la carte" menu item and was
available for purchase by stu-
dents until it was pulled from
the menu Tuesday.
None of the other beef
products in the School
District's inventory are con-
nected to the recall, she said.

Fire fee gets OK

Nease High pitcher Ashley
Ceithaml delivers to the plate
against Palatka Friday night
in a 6-5 Panthers victory.
See story, B-1.

,P t

Rick Bryan and his son,
Judah, try a unique approach
to bowling Saturday at Beach
Bowl in Jacksonville Beach.
They were taking part in a
bowling league for autistic
children that is funded
through Healing Every
Autistic Life (HEAL)
Foundation, founded by
Ponte Vedra Beach resi-
dents. See story, A-7.

St. Johns County commis-
sioners took the first step
toward creating a new
method of paying for fire
services Tuesday, adopting a,
measure that would allow
them to impose an assess-
ment for fire protection
instead of using property
taxes to fund that service.
The proposed switch from
property taxes to an assess-

ment is an attempt to make
funding for fire services more
equitable. Due to rising home
costs and a state cap on
increases in taxable values,
similar-sized homes in the
same neighborhood could be
paying vastly different
amounts for the same service.
Under the new method, simi-
lar houses would be assessed
an equal amount.
The resolution passed
Tuesday by commissioners,
See FIRE, A-3 0-

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Davenport checks
a small scrape on
a hand of her
daughter Taylor,
who acquired it
while taking part
in a rope-jumping
fund-raiser Friday
at Accotihk
Academy by the
Sea in Ponte
Vedra Beach.
See more photos,

phto by KATH, MA iTMAN
Zoe Zimmerman, 7 months, a third-generation circus performer, smiles at an audience
Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach under the watchful eye of her mother, Timea Zimmerman,
acrobat for the Odd-O-T's circus act. Watching from the sidelines are clowns Thom Wheaton
(left) and Dean Kelly. Story, more photos on A-7.

Visiting college team gives

I w,, clinic to PV Lacrosse Club

Before four college, lacrosse
teams faced off for a cause in two
separate games Saturday at
Fletcher High, one of the teams
gave a clinic for the Ponte Vedra
Predator's girls lacrosse team' at
Landrum Middle School.
The clinic, held on the Landrum
fields, featured the women's
lacrosse team from North
Carolina's Pfeiffer University, who
defeated the first-year team from
Rollins College of Winter Park,
Fla., in the women's half of "Face
Off for a Cause."
The Saturday event, which start-
ed with a men's lacrosse game in
what was billed as a "grudge
match" between NCAA Division 1
rivals University of Delaware and
University of Maryland Baltimore
County (UMBC), was a benefit for
the Wounded Warrior Project,
which helps seriously wounded
service personnel.

"We did this two years ago,"
Pfeiffer coach Julian Domenech
said at Friday's clinic for the Lady
Predators, girls in grades four
through eight who are members of
the Ponte Vedra Lacrosse Club..
"Our kids loved it," Domenech
said of the previous clinic. "It was
a great experience."
Pfeiffer was back in Ponte Vedra
Beach because of Domenech's
friendship with Jimmy Dotsikas,
one of the Predators' coaches.
Domenech was a senior at Pfeiffer
when Dotsikas was a freshman.
"We've been friends for 15
years," said Domenech, who was
in the Dotsikas' wedding.
Once Pfeiffer got a place in the
"Face Off" event, which was con-
ceived by Nease boys lacrosse
coach Jack Francis, Domenech
called Dotsikas to say the teams
would be back, Domenech said.
The clinic involved Pfeiffer play-
ers instructing Predator youngsters
at different stations.
"They can teach the girls how to

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February 20, 2008

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Local girl hits the runway for the

CW's America's Next Top Model

Former Fletcher water girl Whitney
Thompson will be hitting the runway today for
the premiere of America's Next Top Model.
The 20-year-old daughter of Atlantic Beach
Police Chief David Thompson will be one of
several women featured in the CW reality
show which premiers at 8 p.m.
The program, hosted by former supermodel
Tyra Banks, follows a group of aspiring models

who are put through a series of challenges and
reviewed by a judging panel.
Contestants are competingg for a $100,000
modeling contract 'with CoverGirl Cosmetics
and other prizes, according to the Web site.
The CW is broadcast on channel nine in
Jacksonville. Promotional ads touting the
show have focused on Whitney's local connec-

Top 10 boat names revealed and

what they say about the owners
Boat names can reveal much about the personality,
lifestyle, passions or experiences of a boat owner. For
2007, the BoatU.S. list of. Top Ten Most Popular Boat
Names is particularly revealing:
1) Black Pearl: The name of a fast, stealthy and intim-
idating fictional ship from the Disney Pirates of the
Caribbean films, a recreational boat with this moniker
was probably named by the kids.-
2) Liberty: A patriotic name that first appeared on the
Top Ten List just after 9-11, the owner of this vessel is
clearly passionate about the freedoms enjoyed in the U.S.
3) Second Wind: Perhaps this boat owner has had a
life changing experience and feels that their boat now
gives them a second lease on life.
4) Amazing Grace: It could be that this boat name
borrowed from a hymn provides the boat owner with a
new spiritual outlet. '

5) Aquaholic: This name illustrates a boater's chronic
love for the waterways. This boat is probably the first one
out of the slip in the morning and the last one back in at
the end of the day.
6) Knot on Call: Perhaps named by a boater in a pro-
fessional field or industry with non-traditional work
hours, this boat' name affirms a desire break away from
work pressures.
7) Second Chance: See #3, Second Wind.
8) Wanderlust: Defined as "A very strong or irre-
sistible impulse to travel," this boat owner clearly has a
passion to cruise and explore the waterways.
9) The Dog House: Being in one (Dog House) isn't
necessarily bad for this boat owner as their vessel likely
provides a "walled-off" escape away from the distractions
of everyday life.
10) Carpe Diem or Seas the Day: This boat owner
likely believes that boating allows them to enjoy life at
its fullest.
The BoatU.S. Boat Graphics service offers a free library
of over 8,000 boat names and also allows boaters to eas-
ily select, custom design and preview boat names online
without having to pay up front. For more information,
visit the online service at.http://www.BoatUS.coin/boat-
graphics. .

If you are having trouble getting into a
rental property, a new website might have your
A website has been created to help landlords
see if a potential renter is a bad tenant.
The site, www.donotrentto.com, offers infor-
mation all posted by previous landlords, who
can post the information for free.
Accessing the information will cost land-
lords $14.99.
However, a scan of the site shows no way
that a tenant can find out what a landlord had
to say or contest it.
When posting tenant information, landlords
are allowed to enter any comments they feel
will best describe their experience with a cer-
tain renter. Members will be able to contact
other members via email to help verify certain
tenant information.

the sea


Volunteers in the northern
Beaches area are needed to
help with the upcoming sea
turtle season which begins in
three months, according to
the Ponte Vedra Sea Turtle
A workshop will be held
April 2 at Whitney Labs by
Marineland from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The education-
al workshop is required
before volunteers can inter-
act with sea turtles, accord-
ing to the patrol.
Volunteer responsibilities
include patrolling a section
of the beach on a daily basis
or whenever scheduled to
search for turtle tracks and
nests and maintaining data,
according to the patrol.
Walks must be completed
between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
For more information,
contact Sandy Stam at 285-



for an

old site

Doug Liao, parent of a
Duval County Public
Schools' student, has been
recognized for his donation
of the web domain
which was launched
February 1. It replaced the
school system's former site,
www.dreamsbegin here.org,
which drew criticism from
Liao secured the name pri-
vately and donated it to the
school system following
public debate about seeking
a better moniker for the web-

According to the site:
Q. Is posting this type of tenant information
A. Yes! We've verified the legality of this with
our attorney, and he informed us that this is
absolutely legal. He indicated that as long as
the information being entered by the land-
lords/property managers is truthful and correct,
then there is no problem with entering your.
issues you've had with a certain tenant. That
being said, he made the point of saying, make
sure you have documentation supporting your
issues with a certain tenant.
Q. Will I be anonymous if I post tenant infor-
A. Yes, you will be anonymous. The only col-
umn that will be viewable to members is your
email address you'll enter. We have landlords
and property managers enter their email address
so that members can email each other with ques-
tions on a previous tenant, if needed.


Read this monthly feature for your own Home Improvement Projects.

Inside ... Outside ... All Around The House:

It's Home Improvement Time

Spring always brings its share of surpris-
es. As the early flowers blanket Southern
landscapes, homeowners quickly discover
cleanup projects in every direction includ-
ing up and down. Besides the obvious
need to clear gutters of leaves and dirt,
expansion and time often loosen trays
from buildings pointing out the need for
repair or replacement in order to keep
them from overflowing onto rooftops
(where shingles may have loosened or
blown away). Outdoor drains and window
wells need to be cleared of debris and
made ready for Spring rains, also.
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pavers and
asphalt drive-
ways where
timely small
repairs can
avoid larger
more expensive
Leaves that
fell after the
final yard clean
up need to be
raked and
removed to
avoid extensive
lawn repairs.
weed and feed
ranks high on
every lawn-lovers list, freeing bulbs for fra-
grant early blooms.
Inside and out peeling paint, dingy
wallpaper and dirty siding beg attention
with a power wash, paintbrush or new
paper facelift.
Foxholes need filling ... and spraying
any new growth of poison ivy and poison
oak is -an absolute.
Now is a perfect time for washing win-
dows throughout the house and mending
or replacing screens for all important ven-
Floors need refinishing? Carpets worn,
or dirty? Decision time is all the time
when you own or rent a home, and there
are so many choices and so many product
claims. How can you keep up with it all?
Whether it is time to change the water
filters, the outdoor dryer vent, or most
important of all-the kitchen hood vent,
planning can make the difference
between doing a lot of stuff, and staying
on target with routine home maintenance
A homeowner's annual journal is a good
starting place. Which projects got major
attention last year and can perhaps be
moved down a little on the list? What was
the replacement date on the last furnace
filter? Did you remember to reset the
humidifier control for the weather
When managing the family home let
nothing slip through the cracks can come
back to bite you. Write it down. Make
notes of any concerns or planned
improvements. Remember to check for

city, state, or county ordinances that
might affect your project.
Keep your home and family safe with
regular attention to housekeeping details.
Replace smoke detector batteries on a
strict schedule. Repair steps, stair treads or
handrails as soon as problems are discov-
Planning a new home or major renova-
tion? Compare the latest designs and
innovative materials. Dare to dream as
you check out all the possibilities. Even
the most sought after building materials
get better and more affordable with cur-
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Whether you need to replace the deck,
plany new trees or re-plumb the whole
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... ^ Boosters anxiously await selection
.' m . .FINALISTS, from A-1

photo by ROB DeANGELO
Honorary University of Maryland-Baltimore County captain Josh Blleill (left) leaves the Fletcher
High field following introductions Saturday in the "Face Off for a Cause" lacrosse event to raise
money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Related story, A-1. Another photo, B-1.


Grand theft was reported on
Feb.9 in the 2000 block of
Mayport Road, according to a
police report.
Uttering forged bills, checks,
drafts, or notes was reported on
Feb. 13 in the 500 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according to
a police report. A woman
attempted to cash a forged check
at Oceanside Bank, according to
the report.
Auto burglary was reported
Feb. 18 in the 300 block of 6th-
S Avenue S. Assorted tools valued
at $1,800 were' stolen from a
company.van-The rear windoww.
was smashed to gain access,
causing $250 in damages.
* *
William Roy Gatling, 49, of
Jacksonville Beach, was arrested
Feb. 14 and charged with burgla-
ry to an unoccupied structure in
the 200 block of 1st Street North,
according to a police report.
Grand theft was reported Feb.
18 in the 1100 block of 18th
Avenue North. Two bikes valued
at $321 were stolen from the
front yard of the residence.
* *
Keith Willis Roberts, 59, a
transient, was arrested Feb. 19
and charged with possession of a
controlled substance in the 300
block of 13th Avenue North,
according to a police report.
Grand theft was reported Feb.
15 in the 1300 block of 3rd
Street North. A sign was missing
from the side of a business after
it was knocked down in a traffic
crash and removed from the
right of way.

* *
Lorraine Cecilia Greene, 52, of
Ponte Vedra Beach was arrested
Feb. 14 and charged with an
active warrant for fraudulent
unemployment compensation
following a traffic stop in the
300 block of 3rd Street S., accord-
ing to a police report.
* *
A counterfeit bill was reported
passed Feb. 17 at a business in
the 1900 block of Beach
Boulevard. An employee told
police that the person had just
given him a fake $20 bill' and
was still on the premises. The
man told police he received it
from the business when his
daughter got change for a $100
Battery was reportectFeb. 13 in
the first block of 3rd Street
South. A cab driver told police
that he was struck by a woman
after he refused to let her use his
cell phone.
Two men were arrested
Sunday after officers found
stolen items in the vehicle of
one of the suspects during a traf-
fic stop, according to a police
report. Officers pulled over
Jonathon Trow, 26, and
Matthew Watson, 19, after
receiving dispatches describing a
vehicle sought in connection to
a burglary in the first block of
Dolphin Boulevard and they
were charged with felony posses-
sion of burglary tools and misde-
meanor larceny and transported
to St. Johns County Jail.
* *
Deputies responded to a fire at
an abandoned house Saturday
night in the 3900 block of Palm
Valley Road, according to a

Four cartons of cigarettes were
stolen from a store in the 500
block of Sawgrass Village Drive
between Sunday evening and
Monday, morning, according to
a police report.
* *
Battery was reported in the
200 block of Nettles. Lane
Saturday evening, officers
* *
A skateboard was stolen
Saturday from a residence in the
first block of Dolphin Boulevard,
according to a police report.
* *
Two men stole a 12-pack of
beer and a bottle of rum
Saturday from a convenience
store in the 200 block of Solana
Road, .according to a police
report. One of the men left his
wallet on the counter.
* *
A purse containing a cell
phone, credit cards, cash, and
other items worth $260 was
stolen from a vehicle in the park-
ing lot of the Guana state park
Saturday, police reported.
Battery was reported Saturday
in the 100 block of West End
Lane, according to a police
A watch, DVD player, and
other items totalling $3,150
were stolen from a house in the
300 block of Runaway Circle
between Feb. 10 and Friday after-
noon, according to a police
Deputies responded to a
report of domestic violence
Friday morning in the first block
of San Juan Drive, according to a
police report. ,

Owners of proposed Wal-Mart ask NB for more time

Owners of the Neptune Beach
property where a Wal-Mart was
proposed have requested that
the national retailer reconsider
its lease termination and are ask-
ing the city for a six- month per-
mit extension.
Attorney Stephen Bullock,
who represents the Lakeshore
Village property owners,
requested that the city consider
a six month extension to the
final development order which
expires in April for a proposed,
Wal-Mart at 630 Atlantic
Boulevard while Lakeshore and
Wal-Mart .continue discussions,
according to a Feb. 18 letter.
"Lakeshore has requested
Wal-Mart to rescind its Notice of
Termination on various legal
grounds. The request is current-
ly pending," Bullock said in the
"Wal-Mart and Lakeshore are
continuing to discuss various
issues and options and hopeful-
ly will come to terms for a final
resolution within the next 30
days," he said.
Bullock also said that because
of the financial resources spent,
additional time is needed for
submitting building plans pur-
suant to the development order.
Although / Wal-Mart
announced it was terminating
its lease agreement, the compa-

ny has until April to submit
plans to the city before its per-
mit expires. After April, an

ordinance that limits shopping
centers to 60,000 square feet is
effective and the developers

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led his team to the playoffs
the past eight years.
Before moving to the NCAA
Division III coaching ranks,
one finalist was 171-63 over-
all on the high school level.
Originally, eight finalists
were selected from a pool of
89 applicants.
Baker said one withdrew
his name from consideration
because he had a son who
will be a senior next school


to be held

on fee plan
P FIRE, from A-1
however, merely signalled
their intent to create the
assessment later this year, to
be imposed in the fiscal year
beginning Oct. 1.
"This is basically a resolu-
tion that informs the proper-
ty appraiser and tax collector,
that you may use this
method," Camille Tharp, a
representative of
Government Services Group,
an organization analyzing
the assessment, told commis-
Tharp told commissioners
the resolution does not obli-
gate them to impose the
assessment. Public hearings
and workshops will be held
before the budget is passed in
September to gauge public
opinion on the issue and
establish assessment rates.
One county resident told
commissioners she objected
to what she considers a new
"A fee is a tax. Semantics
cannot change the facts," B.J.
Kalaidi of St. Augustine said..
Commission chair Tom
Manuel of Ponte Vedra Beach
said the assessment would
replace the fire service tax
and would not be an addi-
tional fee for homeowners.
"I think this was the cor-
rect action by the board to
get more information, on it,"
Manuel said.

year and would not have
been able to play at Ponte
Vedra High "because the
school won't have seniors its
first year."
Ponte Vedra High will open
spring practice May 1 and
has nine games slated for the
Newly elected PV High
booster club president Otto
Gruhn said the Sharks may
play some of their scheduled

home games at Nease High if
an on-campus stadium is not
ready by late August.
"The football field will be
the last one to get grass 'on
it," said Gruhn, who is anx-
ious to learn who will be the
school's first gridmaster.
Said Gruhn, whose son
played freshman football at
Nease last season: "A lot of
people are holding their

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The Leader's Opinion

Tax relief must

accompany any

new service fee

A fire services fee will be assessed on property own-
ers in St. Johns County, commissioners agreed
The county developed the plan as part of planning
its first budget year post-Amendment 1.
County officials maintain that an assessment will
be more equitable than a property tax for fire services
because everyone would pay the same assessment
regardless of when a home was purchased.
Currently, the taxes paid by neighbors can vary
drastically because of the state's long-standing limits
on increasing taxable value on homesteaded proper-
Proponents insist the fee, levied in 90 other com-
munities statewide, is fair because anyone calling for
fire service gets the same response so, they say, it is
reasonable that all pay the same.
Equity is not the only argument put forth in favor
of the fee.
County officials said the fee" will allow the county
to use bonds to buy apparatus and other materials for
firefighters, rather than relying on operating funds.
Emergency medical services and 911 emergency
response will continue to be funded by property
taxes, and no fees are proposed for either vital public
Amendment 1 opponents maintained that tax relief
would be quickly replaced by a flurry of fees. We are
concerned that the fire services fee not be the first
flurry in a revenue-raising storm that will leave tax-
payers soaked. If such a fee is the best course, then
taxpayers should see attendant relief in their proper-
ty tax bill.
The county commission chairman has pledged that
the new method of paying for fire service will allow
the general fund to be reduced by the amount of the
Following through on that promise and passing
the savings onto taxpayers- will be essential to tax-
& payer support. I

Letters to the editor:

There are savings to find

in the municipal budget i

To the editor.
I guess the elected officials in
Duval County can't get over the
referendum which approved
the additional $25,000
Homestead Exemption.
During the last 15 years home.
prices increased 12-15 percent
per year and local government
enjoyed the resulting tax bene-
fits. They were surprised when
the referendum passed by 65
percent of the voter.
We put pavers at crossings, re-,
designed the 5-way intersection
at City Hall, purchased a clock
that doesn't work and hired a
future Police Chief 3-1/2 years
before the current Police Chief
In the February 2008 newslet-
ter, our Mayor wrote:
"Tax reform has to be taken
into account as the current
efforts by the state government
will restrict our ability to meet
the pressures of the inflation on
annual budgets. We, the
Commission, are all concerned
about the State forcing budget

At the same time the City
Manager announced that our
building official is taking a job
in Grand Cayman.
He said, we have "several
good applications." However,
the city is working towards
-finalizing a contract with a pri-
vate engineering company, to
take over until the position is
filled. He anticipates using the
company's services for 30 to 60
days. The contract is for three
days per week for $9,000 a
Nine thousand per month
divided by 12 days is $750 per
day or $93.75 per hour. In two
months that will amount to
If the City Manager is right
about the "good applicants,"
then why can't we select a new
building official before Mr.
Huffstettler leaves. That could
save us. $18,000.

Stephen A. Kuti
Atlantic Beach



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Congress has a duty

to exercise its muscle

You might not have
noticed, given the
media's fascination
with the presidential cam-
paign, but there are 435 U.S.
House contests and 35 U.S.
Senate races taking place this
year. These are important
elections, for even more rea-
sons than you might be hear-
ing about. Indeed, unless I
miss my guess, the candi-
dates and press in those
many contests are barely
talking about one of the
most important issues we
face: the role of Congress
The litany of matters worry-
ing Americans and absorbing
the attention of congressional,
candidates is, of course, long
and complex: the economy,
the. wars-_ in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the challenges
posed by Iran, the state of
American public education,
climate change, a long-term
energy policy, immigration..
Not surprisingly, many voters
want to hear how Congress
can protect them from finan-
cial ruin or how candidates
propose to keep America
strong. They're less interested
in how Congress functions.
Yet unless Congress learns
how to reassert its constitu-
tional responsibility to be the
President's equal in policy-
making, the progress voters
yearn to see on all those issues
will be much harder to come
by. This is why, as you listen to
the various House and Senate
candidates campaigning for
your vote, I hope you'll pay
attention not only to what
they say about the economy or
Iraq, but also to how they talk
about Congress.
It's been the habit both of
incumbents and their chal-
lengers in recent years to run
for Congress by running
against the Congress. They
criticize its profligate spending
or its do-nothing ways or its
shoddy ethics or the undue
influence of money and lobby-
ists. These are all choice tar-
gets, and they have their place
in the campaign debate, but
you have to wonder how long
this denigration of Congress
can continue before Americans


lose their faith in representa-
tive democracy.
There's another path, and
that's to recognize that
Congress is flawed but that, as
an institution, it needs
upholding and shoring up, not
stigmatizing. A robust, func-
tional, and assertive Congress
is crucial to making our system
It needs.to be able to keep an ,
eye on the executive branch,
advance an agenda based on
its members' understanding of
what the country needs, police
its members' behavior, be the
place where the cross-currents
roiling the American commu-
nity meet in constructive
debate, and in general play the
muscular role our Founders
envisioned for it in policy-
It cannot do any of these
things if it is filled with politi-
cians who are adept at making
themselves look good and the
Congress look bad, or who care
little about its institutional
I've noticed something inter-
esting as I have moved around
the country in recent months:
a lot of people seem to have
caught on to this. They express
disappointment that Congress
for decades has allowed the
White House to doininate it.
They fret that the expansion of
presidential power sought by
the Bush administration has
gone too far, and are bewil-
dered by Congress' timidity in
pushing its own powers.
This is an extremely promis-
ing development if it trans-
lates into an electorate willing
to look carefully at how con-
gressional candidates propose

to set Congress back on track,
and it begins to wake up
Congress as a whole.
For make no mistake, this is
not just a matter of political
theory or a topic for a good
speech on the importance of
constitutional checks and bal-
ances. It has to be practiced in
the day-to-day workings of
Capitol Hill.
If you ask candidates
whether they are in favor of
reasserting congressional
authority, the answer will
almost certainly be yes. But
that's not enough. What you
want to know is whether
they'll be aggressive in shaping
the federal budget; whether
they believe Congress has a
strong voice, along with the
President's, in declaring war or
pursuing military intervention
overseas; whether they'll work
with their colleagues to devel-
op and fight for Congress's
oiyp agenda, and .nppsyp y
respond, to the, President';
whether they see that getting
Congress's ethical house in
order is crucial to building its
institutional strength, not just
a matter of political expedien-
cy; whether they understand
that Congress must be a truly
deliberative and consensus-
building body; not a place
where the majority ramrods its
wishes through without
debate; and whether they
understand that violating
longstanding and fair proce-
dure by passing, sprawling,
multi-topic omnibus bills, for
instance merely hands the
President more power.
If they get all this, even if
you disagree on a few policy
issues, I hope you'll consider
voting for them. If they're
oblivious and seem uncon-
cerned about Congress' loss of
power, then it's worth asking
whether they really under-
stand our constitutional sys-
tem of separate and co-equal
branches of government and
the need to revive Congress's
vigor and dynamism.
Lee Hamilton is Director of the
Center on Congress at Indiana
University. He was a member of
the U.S. House of Representatives
for 34 years.

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More letters to the editor:.

We can force government to be responsible

To the editor:
Floridians nqpd tax relief! And it looks like
we might finally get it. The TBRC, which is
the Taxation and. Budget Reform Commission,
meets once every 20 years. The board is able
to pick any issue they want and include it on
the 2008 Florida ballot. One of the proposals
they are considering is a Taxpayer Protection
Amendment. Last Monday a subcommittee of
the TBRC gave unanimous approval for the
Taxpayer Protection Amendment to be passed
on to the.TBRC.
The Taxpayer Protection Amendment would
require that any new increase in taxes or fees
must first meet voter approval. This amend-
ment would require voter approval on all State
taxation as well as on local County and City

levels. This amendment would force our gov-
ernment to work within their own budget,
just like we have to do.
We have a unique opportunity coming up
here in Florida, especially with the TPA getting
such a great reception by the subcommittee.
Finally there is something that we can do to
force our governments to become more fiscal-
ly responsible.
If indeed this amendment is put on the
2008 ballot, all of us should vote yes! We can-
not allow our government to suck more and
more money out of Florida's economy, not to
mention our pockets, via high taxation and
Becky Berg
Ponte Vedra Beach

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You've.got to give the Sports'
Illustrated people points for being
It's February, you see. In many
parts of the country, it's bitter
cold. The Super Bowl is over and
baseball is yet to begin. We men
don't know what to do.
Our minds unoccupied, we lack
direction. We dwell randomly on
negative things -- our post-holiday
flabbiness, old girlfriends who did-
n't work out and, for some, girl-
friends who did.
But one thing -- the smile of a
beautiful, scantily clad woman --
can make us forget our woes. SI
has been helping us forget since it
published its first swimsuit issue
44 years ago. But this year it hit
the mother lode.
The cover features Marisa Miller,
a 29-year-old stunner who cut her
teeth modeling for Victoria's
Secret. As her curviness spills off
the page, she gazes at us with
angelic calm. She makes us feel
like everything is going to be all.
right. And maybe it is going to be
all right.
Surely you know the origin of
the swimsuit issue. The editors
came up with the idea to boost
magazine sales during winter.
It's been driving feminists batty
from the start. They say it exploits
women, and it does. They say it is
wrong for men to view women as
mere objects, and it is. But what
angers them most is that the cover
models often go on to fame and
fortune because they are gorgeous.
Then they marry a multimil-
lionaire, eventually divorce him,
and live happily ever after on a
co iderable pile lfdough
'The eyvution 9,fJe swisuit
issue is also worth noting. The
early issues were simple and mild.
But in the late 1970s -- thank you,
Cheryl Tiegs things really started
heating up. The swimsuits got
scantier and the models more
That trend continued until the
late 1990s, when something went
terribly wrong. The 1998 issue fea-
tured bony women with frowns
on their faces. It had more feature
stories than photos -- such as
interviews with beautiful female
meteorologists who were covered
up with more clothing than a
mannequin at Macy's.
But in the past few years, Sports
Illustrated has been getting back
to the basics. This year's issue can
be summed up in two words: yow-
It features 19 of the world's most
glamorous supermodels pictured
"in visually dynamic photo
spreads, all set in unique and exot-
ic locations."
It features many body-painting
photos -- the fine art of painting
swimsuits right onto the models'
skin. I tried getting a job like that
once, but couldn't afford the
$1.000 a week they wanted.
There is a feature on Russian-
born beauties for the simple rea-
son that no magazine ever in the
history of mankind ever went
wrong featuring Russian-born
beauties in scanty duds.
The Sports Illustrated people
spent 10 days with supermodel
Bar Refaeli in her native Israel.
She's stunning and not wearing
very much. I'm sure that feature
will endear us even morewith our
pals in Iran.
Another feature depicts NFL
cheerleaders wearing even less
than usual. And let's not forget
race-car driver Danica Patrick.
NASCAR fans will sum up her
beauty in three words: yow-ow-sa!
In an odd way, in a nutty cul-
ture like ours, the swimsuit issue is
a good sign. SI is admitting that
the swimsuit issue is a disgustingly
honest cultural icon -- that its pur-
pose is to objectify women
because boorish men will pay
good money to ogle them.
They're admitting that gorgeous
women have always exploited
beauty for bucks -- that they've
always used it to part men from
their dough. In these confusing
times, in which we pretend men
and women are the same, there's
something refreshingly primitive
about that.
Still, things are confusing. Did
you know more women buy the
annual swimsuit issue than men?
Must be the Will Ferrell photos.
Tom Purcell is a humor columnist
syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.

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February 20, 2008


Carol Conklin Chirinos

Naomi Lincoln Kigerl

Lesley L. Maupin

Con k 1.in
retired edu-
cator and res- -'
ident of
Beach, died
surrounded by her family Feb.
8, 2008, at the McGraw Center
Community Hospice of
She was born April 19, 1934,
to the late Beatrice Kimble
Conklin and Kenneth Ralph
Conklin in Binghamton, N.Y.
She was predeceased by her
brothers, Denton and Jan.
After graduating with honors
in 1956 from Hood College,
Fredericksburg, Md., with a
degree in Art History
Education, she taught in
Binghamton, N.Y., and Tampa,
Her outgoing personality was
valued by many throughout
her professional and social life.
She pursued with passion her
vocation of working with chil-
dren, young men and women,
from elementary to high
school, inspiring them to
achieve their fullest potential
--in their lives. Her passion for
life, expanded to many activi-
ties, including cancer survival
groups, animal rescue, literary
clubs and traveling.
Religion was the most
important part of her daily life.

Bernice (Bridget) Shambo
Derousie died Feb. 17, 2008.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, husband, daughter
and four of her siblings. She
was a beloved wife, mother,
grandmother and sister, the
family said.
She was born Aug. 31, 1911,
in Oswego, N.Y., the third of
nine children of Polish descent
to Katherine and Stanley
Shambo. She was a homemak-
er, former member of the
Polish Club, loving mother,
grandmother and great-grand-
mother. She was a very special
caring friend and companion
to her husband, Louis, for 50
In the later years she was
very involved with senior
activities and enjoyed life.
Shopping'was'her passiofrand-a
she had a great flair fdo6 dd- ..
rating. Her smile would light
up a room, and she always had
a story to tell.
She was dedicated to her
grandchildren and loved being

Retired Air f
Force Lt. Col. ,
Rita E. .-
Dobson, 75,
died Feb. 13,
2008, in
Jacksonville. w t .,"
She was the
daughter of.
the late .
Charles and
Dobson of
Philadelphia, Pa.
She was preceded in death by
her sister, Mary (Dobson) Daly
of Savannah, Ga. She is sur-
vived by her brothers, Charles
J. Dobson of Audobon, Pa., and
John W. Dobson of Oreland,
Pa.; sister, Rosemary Anthony
of Jacksonville; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Mt. Saint
Joseph Academy, Chestnut
Hill, Pa.; Fitzgerald Mercy
Hospital School, Nursing,
Darby, Pa.; and Incarnate Word
University, San Antonio, Texas,
where she received a Bachelor

Ann B. Frazier, a longtime
Beaches resident, died Feb. 12,
2008, in Fort Worth, Texas. She
was the widow of George S.
She was retired from Baptist

During her entire life she was a
very active member of the
Episcopal Church and was a
member of Christ Episcopal
Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, at
the time of her demise.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Gilbert A. Chirinos; her
daughter, Dwinelle Pickorn
Ford, and son-in-law, Curtis
Randal Ford; three grandchil-
dren, Justin, Garrett and
Christian Ford of Atlantic
Beach; sister-in-law, Jean
Hardy Conklin; nephew, Keith
Conklin; niece, Amy Conklin
George, her husband, Patrick
George, and great-nephew,
Austin George, of Tampa, Fla.;
uncle, Robert Kimble, Naples,
Fla.; cousin, Ana Mae Wolfe,
Dallas, Pa.; stepdaughter,
Barbara M. Chirinos of
Minneapolis, Minn.; and step-
son, John G. Chirinos, his
wife, Jodi, and step-grand.-
daughter, Jana, of Phoenix,
A memorial service celebrat-
ing her life will be held at 2
p.m. Feb. 23 at Christ
Episcopal Church, 400 San
Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations in her
memory be made to the Christ
Episcopal Church Building
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

surrounded by family. She was
a member of Our Lady Star of
the Sea Catholic Church, Ponte
Vedra Beach.
She is survived by three
daughters, Audrey Dearborn,
Theresa Rookey (Kenneth) and
Denise Reynolds (Jeffery); two
sons, William (Pamela) and
Patrick (Margaret); two sisters,
Sophie Krawczyk and Mary
Gosek; two brothers, Joseph
and Theodore Shambo; many
grandchildren and great-grand-
children; and several nieces
and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be cel-
ebrated at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 in
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church, with the
Monsignor Daniel Logan as
Celebrant. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests' donations
to .Oommunity Hospice 'of,
Noith a' t Florida "otr" the'
Jacksonville Beach Senior
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

of Science in Nursing.
Her overseas assignments
included Germany, Okinawa
and Vietnam. Of all the com-
mendations she received,
which included a Meritorious
Service Medal with two Oak
Leaf Clusters, she was most
proud of the Bronze Star,
awarded. for her service in
A Memorial Mass was held
Feb. 18 in St. Paul's Catholic
Church, with the Rev. William
Kelly as Celebrant. Interment
will be in Arlington National
Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
In lieu of flowers, mass cards
or donations may be made in
her name to the Jacksonville
Humane Society, 8464 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32216,
or to Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
Fla. 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Beaches Hospital, where she
served as Personnel Director.
She was a member of St. Paul's
By the.Sea Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Chris Calhoun, Fort Worth,

N a o mi
Lincoln '"
Kigerl died ***
Feb. 11, in
2008, at Fleet .
Landing ,
Care Center I
in Atlantic
Beach. She
was born
Oct. 5, 1924,
in Washing-
ton, N.C.
She moved to Norfolk, Va.,
with her mother and brother
Barney Lincoln when she was
12 years old. She met and mar-
ried Capt. William Francis
Kigerl in 1945 in Norfolk.
As a Navy wife and home-
maker, she traveled the coun-
try with her husband and
raised four children, William,
Wayne, Don and Vicki. She
loved azaleas, cardinals, dogs
and horses.
Her dedication to her family
was endless, providing trans-
portation for surfing and
equestrian, and served as Den
Mother for Cub Scouts. She
worked for many years in the
tack shop at Hillcrest Farms in
Pungo, Va., so her daughter
could board a horse and take
riding lessons.
She was active in the Virginia
Beach civic community and
was involved in the Virginia


Lincoln, 53,
born March I.
14, 1954, 'to 1 : '
Raymond "' =f.
and Lorraine "'-
Lincoln in
Albert Lea,
Minn., died ,
at home Feb.
14, 2008. He "
was a loving
husband, father, grandfather
and friend, the family said.
He spent 20 years in the
Marines and Navy. He retired
from the Navy in 1993 at the
rank of Master Chief.
He attended Calvary
Anglican Church, where he
played the bass in the church
He was known for his bad
jokes and his talent of making
any situation humorous. Even
toward the end of his life, he


55, died
February 13,
2008. She .
was a native
of Boston,
Mass., where .,.
she met and ',
married her .
husband of
34 years, Edward F. McDonald.
She had been a senior med-
'ical secretary for University of
Florida Pediatric Cardiology
since 1992. She was inducted
into Phi Theta Kappa Society
,for Scholastic Achievement
while attending Florida
Community College of
Jacksonville, where she
obtained her Associates of
Science Degree in, office man-
agement technology.
She was devoted to her fami-
ly and her work in the medical
field, where her passion was
the Patrons of the Hearts, a
charity offering free treatment
to children with congenital
heart disease from developing
countries. She had been an
integral part of this organiza-
tion since it was founded three

Texas; a son, Peter Frazier; a
granddaughter, Rachel Little,
Knoxville, Tenn.; grandsons,
Justin Calhoun, Knoxville,
Tenn., and Jason Calhoun,
Jacks6nville; and great-grand-

Mary Agnes Gearhart

Mary Agnes Gearhart, 85, of
Ponte Vedra, peacefully passed
away Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Mary Agnes was born in
Crestline, Ohio, and raised in
New Brighton, Pa., where she
met and married her husband
of 63 years, Col. James
Gearhart (Ret. USAF). As a
career military wife Mary
Agnes found herself stationed
across the United States and
around the world, yet found
time to raise three children,
volunteer nurse, teach school
and pick up and move every
two to four years. Upon retire-
ment in 1989, Jim and Mary
Agnes moved from the
Washington, D.C., area to
Ponte Vedra Beach, and settled
into a grand life of leisure and

Her loving heart, warm per-
sonality, wry sense of humor
and distinctive flair were
noticeable to all those who
knew and loved her. Her pas-
sion for travel, albeit late in life
and subsequent to several
health adventures, was
unmatched. Mary Agnes, after
the age of 75, traveled Europe,
Alaska, South America, The
Rockies, The Mississippi River,
and culminated in white water
rafting down the Snake River
just last summer. Mary Agnes
had a great zest for life and an
immense appreciation for its
natural beauty.
Mary Agnes is survived by
her husband Jim, sister Helen
Kline (Dutton, Ala.) children

Patricia (husband Thomas
Metz Jr., Boulder, Colo.),
Kathleen (husband Louis
Pugliese, Millersville, Md.) and'
Jim Gearhart Jr. (Ponte Vedra).
In addition Mary Agnes leaves
one grandchild, Thomas Metz
III (Santa Monica, Calif.) and
many nieces, nephews and
their families.
A Memorial Mass will be
held at 10:30 a.m. Monday,
Feb., 25, in Our Lady Star of
the Sea Catholic Church (A1A
Ponte Vedra) with the
Reverend Daniel Logan as
Celebrant followed by a recep-
tion. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests memorial
donations or gifts be given to
the charity of your choice.

Beach Arts Center, Garden
Club and Retired Officers
Wives Club. She loved enter-
taining neighbors and friends,
and readily made lifelong
friends. She had a zest for life,
an ever-present smile and was
truly a red-hair beauty.
She was a talented artist and
worked in oils, loved to read
novels and literature and
enjoyed conversation. She
loved to take walks in Seashore
State Park in Virginia Beach
with her beloved Shitshu
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Vicki Sullivan, son-in-law,
Shawn, and granddaughter,
Sabrina, in the Jacksonville
area; her son, Wayne Kigerl, his
wife, Katherine Larrabee, and
their son, Alex Kigerl; and son,
William F. Kigerl Jr., and his
fiancee, Catherine Ruiz, in Mt.
Shasta, Calif.
She was fortunate to spend
her last days in the care of the
Fleet Landing facility and
Hospice of Jacksonville, and
will be greatly missed by her
family and friends. In lieu of
flowers, donations are request-
ed to one's local Humane
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

kept his sense
braved his final
surrounded by
Although cut sl
his life was we]
created many w
ories with his
He is survive
Gabrielle; son, G
ters, Stephanie,
and Kyra; sons
and David; an
A memorial si
uled for 11 a.i
Calvary Angli
3044 South San
Jacksonville. In
memorial cont
be sent to Am
Society, 1430 Pr
Giddens Fun
Jacksonville Bea

years ago. She a:
ber of St. Jc
Church in Atlar
Survivors inc
band, EXdward
daughters, Sara]
and Katie M
father, John J.
brothers, John
(Andrea), Davic
(Barbara) anc
Lombard; sister
Somers and K
(Bob); grandchild
Owen and Jeren

of humor and
days at home
y his family.
short by cancer,
1-lived and he
wonderful mem-
s family and

d by his wife,
3regory; daugh-
Kendra, Hillary
s-in-law, Caleb
it a-rnndrhildi

son, Jacob Little, Knoxville,
Funeral arrangements by
Guardian Funeral Home, Fort
Worth, Texas.

Call 904-249-9033
to place your ad today.

Lesley L. Maupin, 64, of
Ponte Vedra Beach, passed
away Feb. 18, 2008, after a brief
He was born March 18, 1943,
to the late Dabney Lesley
Maupin and Thelma Wilber
Maupin. He served our country
in the U.S. Navy for 21 years
and retired as a Senior Chief.
Following retirement he was
employed with Verizon Yellow
He is survived by his loving
wife, Patricia; sons, Brandon
(Sara) Maupin of Jacksonville,
and Brian (Susan) of
Lynchburg, Va.; brother
Tommy (Debbie) Maupin of
Lynchburg; grandchildren,

Zane, Angel and Dezarray of
Lynchburg, and Annabella and
Braden of Jacksonville; step-
daughters, Kellie and Kimberly
both of Ponte Vedra Beach;
and dear friend Tony Albright
of Jacksonville.
Visitation will be held from 2
to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in
the chapel of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family Funeral Home. The
funeral service will follow at 3
p.m. with full military honors.
Interment will take place in
Florida National Cemetery of
Bushnell, Fla.
Services under the direction
and care of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Jaime Mejia

J aime i
Mejia, 67,
passed away
Feb. 14,
2008. He was
born in
Se villIa
Columbia, a
S oev ina u t
America, and
moved to the
United States
in 1968. He
resided in South Plainfield,
NJ., and moved to Florida in
2003. He was employed by
Tingley Rubber and was a
devoted and faithful member
of St. Paul's Catholic Church of'
Jacksonville Beach, and he
proudly served his country in
the Colombian Battalion in
South America.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Gloria Perez Mejia; moth-
er, Clementina Bonilla; sons,
Jaime Vicente Mejia and

William Mejia; daughters,
Gloria Drobney and Luz
Marina (Maria) Mejia; brothers,
Jairo Mejia and Daniel Mejia;
sisters, Amalia Parra and Fanny
Martinez; and grandchildren,
Anthony Shallo, Chris and
Sean Drobney, Brandy,
Raymond and Angelina
Bachmann, Nicole, Jamie,
Becky, Billy, Kyle and Joey
Mejia. He was predeceased by
his father, Gilberto Mejia.
He was dearly loved and will
be missed by all who knew
him, according to his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at 10 a.m.,
today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, in
.St. Paul's Catholic Church,
with the Reverend William
Kelly as Celebrant.
Services under the care and
direction of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Floyd H. Parsons

LU grancuiu, Floyd H.
Parsons, 80,
service is sched- of Atlantic
m. Feb. 23 at B e a c h
ican Church, passed away
ni Pablo Road, Feb. 14 a ..
lieu of flowers, 2008. He
ributions may proudI y
aerican Cancer served our ,
udential Drive, country in
s by Ha age the United
erbyal Hardage- States Navy;
eral Hom he joined
ch. twodays before. World War IL.
, 'i; ended and retitd..froi-service-
in 1970, having served in the
Donald Korean Conflict, Cuban Crisis
and Vietnam Era. He always
Iso was a mem- jokingly said that he also
>hns Catholic served in the Gator Crisis, too,
itic Beach. which was. when they changed
*lude her hus- the name of the Gator Bowl to
F. McDonald; the Alltell Stadium. He also was
h E. McDonald employed by the Baptist
4. McDonald; Medical Center Beaches for
Lombard Sr.; 27 years; he was lovingly
J. Lombard Jr. known as "Dr. Painter
i M. Lombard Carpenter" because he worked
d Daniel P. in the maintenance depart-
ers, Susan M. ment and he also cooked there.
:athy A. Slatt He ended up in public relations
ldren, Alicia M. because of his wonderful spirit
nv D. Santos Jr.; and personality.

and numerous nephews, nieces.
and cousins. She was prede-
ceased by her mother, Marion
L. Morrissey Lombard..
A Mass of Christian 'Burial
was celebrated February 18 in
St. Johns Catholic Church,
with the Rev. Joseph Meehan
as Celebrant. Interment fol-
lowed in Beaches Memorial
Park, Atlantic Beach. ,
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in her name to
Patrons of the Hearts, in care of
Baptist Health Foundation, 836
Prudential Dr., Ste. 1205,
Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Services under the direction,
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

He was married to his
beloved wife, Dolores, for 57
years, who predeceased him in
2004. He is survived by his son,
Milton A. (Cathy) Parsons;
daughter, Diane (Jim)
Henderson; son, Floyd K.
Parsons; six grandchildren,
Michelle Parsons, Joseph
Parsons, Amy Knapp, Roger
Parsons, Nathaniel Henderson
and Kristina Henderson; eight
great-grandchildren; brother,
.Edwin -Parsons, of SA oklae,
:'-Wash; .ralf-sisfer, -. l e
Hudson; two nieces; nephew
Tom (Debbie) Parsons, of
Yardley, Pa.; and other loving
family members and friends.
A Memorial Service will be
held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
21, in the VFW, Post 316 in
Atlantic Beach, and an addi-
tional Memorial Service will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
23, in the Yulee United
Methodist Church, with the
Reverend Mark Stiles officiat-
ing, with full military honors.
Services under the care and
direction of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

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advertising space is available for more detailed or person-
alized death notices. Call 249-9033 for information.

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February 20, 2008

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

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Kids join

at library

Two young audience members at
the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library Saturday were asked to do
something that 4- or 5-year-olds can
find it hard to do be very still.
Hudson Morrow, 4-1/2, managed
to hold five sticks (with a little help
from a helmet and a clown), each of
which held a spinning plate.
Will Watkins, 5, stood between
ringmaster Todd Zimmerman and
Thom the Clown Wheaton as they
flipped, juggled and tossed several
juggling pins in front of and behind
A not-so-young audience member,
Raymond Firment, helped the circus
act, Odd-O-T's, by tossing a purple
hat onto the clown's head, then
standing still as the clown .tossed it
onto his.
Although the audience was small,
the reception was warm for the circus
act brought in by the Friends of the
Library for the St. Johns Reads coun-
tywide reading project.
The book for this year's project is
"Water for Elephants" (see review,
below), a novel about a traveling cir-
cus that the members of Odd-O-T's -
each a former member of one travel-
ing circus or another said was very
true to life.
Along with the ringmaster and
Thom the Clown, the Odd-O-T's,
who are from Davenport near
Orlando, consist of acrobat Timea
Zimmerman, the Zimmermans' 7-
month-old Zoe. a third-generation
circus perfori'er,' according-; to? her-'
mother, and clown Dean Kelly.
Wheaton also comes from a long
line of circus performers: his great-
great grandfather Joseph Lefler, an
albino, was sold to the Ringling
Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus in
the '30s, Wheaton told the audience.
A discussion on "Water for
:Elephants" will be held at 1 p.m.
Saturday at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. The public is invited.

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Hudson Morrow (above),
4-1/2, gets a lesson in
holding spinning plates
from "Thom the Clown"
Wheaten Saturday at the
Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. Thorn
winches (right) when
confronted by Todd
Zim ermao, ringmaster
"' t"'6Od-O-T's," a cirtcs
act that performed for
the St. Johns County
Library System's reading
program centered on the
circus novel "Water for
Elephants." A discussion
about the book is sched-
uled 1 p.m. Saturday at
the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. The pub-
lic is invited.

'Water for Elephants' a page-turner

Last year a friend told me
she was reading one of
the best books she had
read in a long time. When
she told me the name -
"Water for Elephants" and
that the book was about a
Depression-era, second-rate
circus, I couldn't imagine how
such a book could be as com-
pelling as she suggested that it
Respecting her opinion,
however, I thought I'd give it
a try. My friend was right!
Novelist Sara Gruen's tale is
an old fashioned story of
good (in the form of veteri-
nary student Jacob Jankowski)
.versus evil (represented by
August, the crazy and vicious
:animal trainer, and a variety
'of characters who would do
;most anything for a buck).
Jacob, who runs out of
*money for tuition after his
parents are killed in a car acci-



dent right before his exams at
Cornell University, is hired by
the Benzini Brothers Circus
since he is almost a veterinar-
ian, which is good enough for
them, and he is all they can

He has the misfortune of
falling in love with the story's
classic victim, Marlena, crazy
August's wife. "Water for
Elephants" is Jacob and
Marlena's love -story, the story
of the elephant Rosie as well
as the story of social misfits
who make the best and worst
of their life ,situations, charac-
ters who show little mercy or
compassion for each other or
the circus animals and who
lack any kind of moral com-
"Water for Elephants" is a
beautifully researched, bird's-
eye-view into the world of a
traveling circus told by Jacob
Jankowski as he reflects on his
/ long life "at ninety or ninety-
three" from his nursing
If you did not know this is a
novel, you might believe it. is
a memoir. The author spent
many months reading books

about circus history and mak-
ing visits to the Ringling
Museum in Sarasota, Fla.,
enabling her to bring the rich
heritage of the circus to her
Gruen successfully pulls the
reader into the story with her
comfortable use of circus lan-
guage. Her word pictures
made me feel as though I was
sitting on the midway as I
read, watching the story go
by. She successfully inter-
twines this history with
"studies" in animal and
human behavior and the
human instinct for hope.
As I read this book I experi-
enced joy, sadness, elation
and great amusement. The
ending is unusual but very
"Water for Elephants"
turned out to be a page-turn-
er, which I never expected.




February 20. 2008

Autistic kids

get benefits

from bowling

A mixed-generation league
at Beach Bowl Saturday looked
very much like any other
group of bowlers, with chil-
dren anxiously awaiting their
turns and parents offering
guidance and encouragement.
But for this group of 33,
bowling is more than a fun
activity: the children, all of
whom have autism, learn
social skills while' their parents
get some camaraderie.
"It's really for the kids to
have some fun," said Mark
Skoog,, organizer of the bowl-
ing league and father of an 8-
year-old, high-functioning
autistic boy, Matthew.
"It lets them know there are
things they can do," Skoog
said. "They learn structure by
having to wait turns. It teach-
es them to be part of a team. It
teaches them to be independ-
ent, and a little bit of social
The league is funded
through Healing Every
Autistic Life (HEAL), an organ-
ization founded by Bobby and
Leslie Weed of Ponte Vedra
Beach and their autistic
daughter's doctor, Julie
Buckley, who also is Matthew
Skoog's doctor.
"It's a non-profit that's

designed to help autistic' chil-
dren in any way they can,
especially with the social
skills," Buckley's husband,
.Dean Buckley, said at
Saturday's bowling session.
"HEAL is sponsoring this
event to help the special needs
kids interact with each other
and behave as normal as pos-
A complex developmental
disability, autism typically
shows up in the first three
years of life, according to the
web site of the Autism Society
of America (www.autism-soci-
) Adults and children with
autism "show difficulties in
verbal and non-verbal com-
munication, social interac-
tions, and leisure or play activ-
ities," the site notes, adding
that autism is known as a
"spectrum disorder" because
symptoms vary on a wide
Affecting one in 150 births
in this country, autism has no
known single cause, "but it is
generally accepted that it is
caused by abnormalities in
brain structure or function,"
the web site notes.
Although autism affects
each person differently and in

What: League for persons with autism, their
parents and siblings.
. Age and ability: No restrictions..,
Where: Beach Bowl, 818 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach.
When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday and March 1 & 8.
Cost: $5 each per week.
Contact: Mark Skoog at 642-2115 (day), 536-
5810 (nights) or healingautismthroughbowl-

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Mark Skogg and his son Matthew, 8, enjoy an afternoon at
Beach Bowl Saturday. Mark Skoog is organizer of a bowling
league for autistic children.

Children's cooking classes at YMCA

'Claire Flemister (left) helps Hanne Funk use a tube of decorative icing at a
recent children's cooking class at the Winston Family YMCA.

Aspiring chefs, ages 3 to 10 years
old, can have fun with food in
two classes held at the Winston
Family YMCA in Ponte Vedra.
The Y's membership director,
Heather Parrish, who teaches both
classes and is the mother of two chil-
dren, said that she has incorporated
many ideas from her own kids in the
kitchen for the Y classes.
Junior Chefs is held on Tuesday
afternoons for ages 6 to 10. Children
ages 3 to 5 years old can participate
in Wee Chefs on Thursday mornings.
Both classes will continue through
the second week of March.
Wee Chefs offers the younger chil-
dren an opportunity to have fun
with food. Activities from some
recent classes include cutting sand-
wiches into fun shapes and painting


bread with milk tinted with food col-
Junior Chefs focuses more on food
preparation and healthy choices.
Since the class does not have use of a
full kitchen, Parrish plans classes
around dishes that can be prepared
using an electric skillet or other small
Although this limits what can be
prepared, it also means the children
are learning to prepare simple foods
that they can also do at home with
parental supervision, said Parrish.

Last week for a special Valentine's
Day treat, the Junior Chefs made and
decorated Strawberry Shortcakes with
fresh strawberries, pre-made low fat
sponge cakes, frostings, and sprin-
In some of the previous classes, the
children havemade pancakes, pasta
salad, quesadillas, and peanut butter
Parrish said that she shows the
children how to make snacks more
healthful, for example by adding a
little bran cereal to peanut butter
The Junior Chefs help to plan
future classes and some of their sug-
gestions have included pizza, grilled
cheese sandwiches, and cookies.
The Winston Family YMCA is at
170 Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra.
For more information about the chil-
dren's cooking classes, call 543-9622.




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ENGAGEMENT Days numbered for some recruits






Julie Snyder and Graham Hayes


Julie Snyder and Graham
Hayes, both of Jacksonville
Beach, have announced their
engagement to be married.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Marcia and Larry
Snyder of Pine City, N.Y.
She is a graduate of the
University of Virginia and is
employed by Boston
Scientific in market develop-

The groom-elect is the son
of Carrol Jensen of
Jacksonville Beach and Steve
Hayes of Jacksonville. He is a
graduate of the University of
Florida and is employed by
URS Corp. as an environmen-
tal scientist.
The couple plan to wed on
April 12, 2008, at St. Paul's
Catholic Church in
Jacksonville Beach.


(Part three of a series)

After three weeks of train-
ing, the American Red Cross
Life Saving Corps' winter
recruit class has been cut in
Only 17 survive from an
original class of more than
A commodore has been
chosen. The wheat has been
separated from the chaff.
But the winnowing will
continue until graduation
"What's your best swim
time, commodore?" assistant
instructor Demian Harris
asks Eric Bohn Sunday morn-
ing at the University of
North Florida Aquatic
"9:03, sir."
"Clarence MacDonald. Tell
me about him," lead instruc-
tor Rick Foster quizzes
another recruit.
Knowledge about the
Corps' history (Clarence
MacDonald was the Corps
first captain) is not a make-
or-break component of the
12-week training program,
which runs Jan. 27 to April
27. But it tells Foster and
Harris who among the
recruits has done their
The stopwatch is another
indicator of who is taking
the training seriously.
"If your time slows it's
obvious you have not swum
a lick this week," Foster said
Sunday while timing recruits,

in lanes. We're going to do
the cross-chest carry. We'll
stop when I'm satisfied."
A basic rescue drill that
involves towing a victim to
shore, the cross-chest carry is
a stomach-churning exercise
that can make even the most
experience lifeguard queasy.
Later, recruits practiced
active-unassisted and pas-
sive-unassited rescues in the
deep end. Active-unassisted
rescues involve a panic-
stricken or combative victim
and are among the toughest
a recruit must master.
Foster and Harris repeated-
ly dunk recruits during this
take-no-prisoners drill.
"We're making them put it
all together today," said
Harris, a graduate of the
2006 winter recruit class.
On Sunday, the recruits
trained alongside veteran
Corps members who were
undergoing rectification.

According to past captain
George Paugh, Corps mem-
bers must be recertified in
rescue techniques every
three years and in CPR every
Parent's night was held last
Wednesday at the lifeguard.
station. Foster said 16
showed up to tour the sta-
tion and watch a video.
Recruits began donning
their ceremonial and
somewhat demeaning -
"signs" last week. Painted
white with red letters, the
plywood name tags must be
worn around a recruit's neck
whenever he or she is at the
lifeguard station.
Bohn, the commodore, or
elected leader of the class,
has a red "sign" with white
As is customary on initia-
tion day, those same signs
will be adorned with dead
Being dunked by their
overzealous instructors and .
wearing a dead fish necklace
are part of the price recruits
will pay for inclusion in the
time-honored American Red
Cross Life Saving Corps, now
in its 97th year of existence.
"Being a lifeguard is just
not looking cool on the
beach on your tower and
watching all the girls gojlby,"
said retired guard Gary Fiske,.
commodore of the 1965 win-z
ter recruit class.
"I can't think of any other
demanding job when it
comes to the safety of
bathers visiting our beach-



Luca David Vincent

David and Marlina Vincent
announce the birth of a son,
Luca David Vincent, on Feb.
5, 2008, at Baptist Medical
Center Beaches.
He weighed 8 pounds and
was 20.9 inches long. Maternal

grandparents are Antonio and
Maria Vecchione of Atlantic
Paternal grandparents are
Bob and Jane Vincent.

UNF Youth Sports and
Open registration for new
campers runs Feb. 25-May 30
for UNF Youth Sports and
Fitness summer camp. All reg-
istrations must be made in per-
son. The camp, which will be
held June 9-Aug. 1, is for kids
aged 5-14. For information
about the camp, call 904-620-
2998 or go online at
htm. To register, pick up a
camp packet at the UNF Arena.
Ai fistic Bowling
An Autistic Bowling League
has been formed at Beach Bowl
in Jacksonville Beach. The six-
week league, which started
Feb. 2, is for all ASD kids.
Bowling begins at 12:30 p.m.
on Saturday. The cost of $5 per
session includes shoe rental.

Snacks are provided. Each
child gets to roll a full 10-frame
game each week. An ABA ther-
apist is on hand to help any-
one who needs assistance.
There will a party at the end of
the six weeks, and all partici-
pants will receive a trophy or
medal. For information, call
Mark Skoog at 642-2115 dur-
ing the day, at 536-5810 at
night or on weekends, or via e-
mail at healingautismthrough-

Osprey EcoCamp: .... ..,
Registration for the Osprey
EcoCamp, for children ages 7
to 12, is underway at the UNF
Arena. The camp starts June 9
and runs through Aug. 1.
There will be no camp July 7-
18. For information about the
Osprey EcoCamp, call UNF at


photo submitted
The Jacksonville Woman's Club recently held its annual Arts and Crafts Show at Selva Marina Country Club. The group's March
meeting will feature a fashion show by Draper's and Damon's. Anyone interested in attending should call 246-3518.

Autism: Bowling also helps parents, community

Players Community Center
Conversational French for
the Traveler is offered from 1-3
p.m. Feb. 20. The class is pre-
sented in conjunction with
UNF's Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute, the fee is $30 and
pre-registration is required.
Call 620-1159 for information.
Stamp Collectors Club meet
from, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 20. Call
280-3233 for more informa-
tion. COA transportation out-
reach coordinator Lisa
Nicholson speaks from 11
agm.-12,p.m. Feb. 21. Ballroom
Dancing',eb. 22. Admission is
by donation. Keli Coughlin,
executive director of Tom
Coughlin's Jay Fund, speaks at
11 a.m. March 18. For informa-
tion or reservations, call 280-

Lunch and Learn
A Reverse Mortgage seminar
will be held from 12-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 during a "Lunch and
Learn" at The Players
Community Senior Center,
175 Landrum Lane, Ponte
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accordingto the autism socie-
Skoog said his son exhibits
signs of classic autism: hand
flapping, biting and language
Asked by a visitor about his
bowling skills, Matthew

replied, "I great."
The youngster's grandfather,
Torn Hoffman, said the "old
mindset" of locking away
autistic children is fading.
"I'm a real believer that the
more you expose the public to
what is happening, the better
it is not only for the public but
also for the kids," said
Hoffman, who with his wife
Sharon watched Matthew

Skoog said the parents as
well as the community benefit.
"It lets them know parents
can go out and be with like-
minded people," he said, "but
it also teaches the community
we're out here . and we can
do things just like anyone else.
That's the big thing."
Buckley said bowling has
.been used as therapy for autis-
tic children for decades.
"It's the physical and occu-

national therapy and the social
interaction, which is so miss-
ing" among autistic children,
who often are isolated from
their peers.
"That's the one component
that, as a parent, you grieve,
because they don't know how
to interact. Everything is black
and white to them. There's no
gray area.
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in at 8:07 without doing flip
turns. Ryan Crowley of
University Christian School
has the top time (6:28) in
the mile run.
Bohn, a UNF freshman
who played baseball for
Fletcher High last year, ran
the mile in 6:45 and swam
the 550 in 9:18 Sunday.
Recruits must be able to
run the mile in under eight
minutes. For those who can't
make certain time standards,
their days are numbered.
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Mary Kay Rodgers, director of education at Accotink.
"Lindy Callahan, our PE director and assistant education
director, practices withthe kids for about six weeks before
... the event," she said. The children get pledges for the
A-. jumps they will do, "then they come and just jump their
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do each station," said Dawn
Rich, Domenech's assistant.
"We believe that when you are
teaching somebody else how
to do something, you learn
better for yourself."
Sophomore Ashley Hill, who
led Pfeiffer with five goals in its
19-12 win over Rollins, said
lthe team likes the idea of help-
ing young lacrosse players in
Florida, home to Pfeiffer
lacrosse players Jamie
Livingston of Lake Howell and
Jess Sundman of Winter Park.
"To get to work with kids
around their area it's very
relaxing and makes you feel
warm," Hill said.
"It means a lot to us [having
Pfeiffer here]," said Kelly
Dotsikas, who played lacrosse
in high school and college, as
did her husband.
"As a growing club, we don't
have much exposure to college

teams. So for us to even get the
chance, not just to have this
clinic but to go watch the
game, is a great experience."
In the face off, held at
Fletcher High's Jack Taylor
Stadium, the Delaware Fightin'
Blue Hens defeated the UMBC
Retrievers 15-7.
Along with the Dotsikases
and Francis, others who have
helped develop Ponte Vedra
Beach lacrosse include Jerry
and Leslie Santillo, Ray
Carnicelli, Dan McAuliffe.
The club was founded in
2004, but the pioneers, among
them Scott Cleary and Patti
Lombardo, started lacrosse in
Ponte Vedra Beaqh a few years
before that.
"We're at the stage now
where the original Junior
Predators are going to play
tomorrow," said Cleary said at
the clinic Friday.

"Bobby Stockton, one of the
original Predators, is going to
play [for UMBC], and that
makes us proud."
Now the commissioner of
Ponte Vedra youth lacrosse,
Cleary said Francis "spearhead-
ed the boys and girls teams" in
Ponte Vedra Beach and "has
taken it to the next level" with
the Nease boys team.
"He's annihilating teams
that had a 10-year head start."
Cleary, who played club
lacrosse at Florida, grew up in
Massachusetts, where he
played ice hockey and lacrosse.
At 48, he continues to play in a
men's lacrosse league despite
bad knees.
"My wife asked me why I
became commissioner," said
Cleary. "You know what,
because I know the game, I
love the game, and so why
shouldn't I do it?"

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Members of the Ponte Vedra PRedators girls lacrosse club get tips Friday from Julian Domenech,
coach of Pfeiffer University's women's lacrosse team, at the Landrum Middle School fields.


Enjoying a hayride during a hoedown at Joyful Meadows Farm in St. Augustine are Nease Navy
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets Kameron Wright (from left), Wesley Anne Barden,
Reed Burchette, Chris Regan, Max Beard, Nick Nunn and Will Zapala. The farm, located off State
Road 13, is owned by Dr. and Mrs. Loren Murray, parents of cadet Parker, who hosted the event,
a first for the unit. More than 100 cadets, instructors and chaperones attended the Feb. 2 event.


IB panels held today
Parents of middle school stu-
dents considering the
International Baccalaureate
(IB) program at Nease High
School are invited to panel dis-
cussions 6:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
today, Feb. 20, at Landrum
Middle School.
The panels, consisting of
parents and students, will dis-
cuss requirements for applica-
tion to the IB program as well
as what children benefit most
from the IB program. The stu-
dents will address questions
that many students have of the
Aletha Dresback, IB coordi-
nator at Nease, will answer
questions starting at 7:10 pm.

Pre-IB applications for eighth
graders need to be submitted
by Feb. 29. For information
call Eve Janocko at 280-4143.
Camp lottery to open
The St. Johns County
Recreation and Parks
Department will begin taking
lottery registration forms for
Super Summer Spectacular, the
popular elementary and mid-
dle school summer camp, on
March 3.
The registration forms will
be accepted March 3 through
March 14. The forms will be
available online at
www.sjcfl.us/youth as well as
at Davis Park west of Ponte

Vedra Beach (209-0370) and at
the Recreation and Parks
Department (209-0333).
Lottery registration forms
must be filled out and post-
marked or e-mailed by 5 p.m.
March 14.
Participants in the camp will
be selected from the forms in a
public drawing to be held on
Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m. at
Ketterlinus Gym, located at 60
Orange St. in St. Augustine.
Applicants do not have to be
present for the drawing.
For more information, visit
www.sjcfl.us/youth or contact
youth program coordinator
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Nease boys savor another state soccer title

Victory over

Gulf Breeze

nets second


4A crown,


For a second straight season,
the Nease High boys soccer
team came back from Fort
Lauderdale as state champi-
A pair of first half goals was
all the Panthers needed last
Friday morning to top Gulf
Breeze, 2-1, and earn another
Class 4A title.
In the game's 20th minute,
Nease senior Joe McKinley
drilled a free kick from about
22 yards out into the corner of
the net to give his side a 1-0
McKinley is the Panthers'
go-to guy on free kicks from
plenty of areas in the offen-
sive end, but the forward is
:especially dangerous from that
'distance with his curling, well-
placed shots. He also had a
goal and two assists in last
Thursday's semifinal victory
over Naples Golden Gate.
Gulf Breeze (21-6-5) found
the equalizer three minutes
after McKinley's goal when
Stuart Parks collected a
rebound off Christian
Mauldwin's free kick and
slipped it past Panthers' keep-
er Fernando Duffoo.
Eleven minutes later, Nease
striker A. Jay Nelson was
pushed down in the box and
converted his penalty kick to
put the Panthers in front 2-1.
It was Nelson's 24th goal of
the season.
For the remainder of the

Panthers forward Filip Ivanov, center, is congratulated by Nease teammates A. Jay Nelson, left, and Chris Beyette (9) after scoring
against Orlando Bishop Moore in the regional championship game Feb. 8. The Panthers rolled to a 3-1 win that propelled them into,
last week's Class 4A state final four in Fort Lauderdale. Nease won the championship with a 2-1 win over Gulf Breeze.

first half and throughout the
second, Nease's defense
clamped down and allowed
the Dolphins few scoring
The Panthers outshot the
Dolphins 12-10, with Duffoo
recording four saves in the
For his efforts Thursday
against Golden Gate and
Friday in the state champi-
onship game, McKinley was
named the Class 4A tourna-

ment MVP. .
Set pieces proved to be the
difference for Nease in Fort
Lauderdale. Against Golden
Gate in the semifinals, Myles
Wright scored a pair of goals
off corner kicks from
McKinley en route to a 4-1
With McKinley's free kick
and Nelson's penalty try
resulting in goals against Gulf
Breeze in the state final, the
Panthers cemented their abili-

ty to convert set pieces into
Panthers head coach Ken
Kirsch said 60 percent of his
team's points throughout the
season resulted from set
pieces, and five of the six
goals Nease scored in the
semifinal and final came off
dead-ball situations.
Nease finishes the season at
25-5-2 and will return top
point-scorers Filip Ivanov (34
goals, 22 assists) and Nelson

(24 goals, 17 assists) next sea-
son as it looks to defend the
back-to-back titles won in
2007 and 2008..
The team will lose nine sen-
iors including Brian Ahearn,
Chris Beyette, Jordan Bresna-
han, Austin Johansen, Kyle
Johnson, Max Lang, McKinley,
David Vargas and Wright.
Offensively, next season's
iteration of Nease boys soccer
should be in good hands with
Ivanov and Nelson leading the

attack. The defense will con-
tinue to be anchored by
sweeper Nick Janocko and
Duffoo in goal.
For Kirsch, a second state
championship in as many sea-
sons at the helm is validation
that his system is working.
,With 17 players returning from
last season, he knew another
state title was feasible.
"I felt we had the talent. I
told the guys that we could
play 32 games this season, if we
go all the way again," Kirsch
said after winning the regional
"Before the year began, I had
T-shirts made up with a bulls-
eye on the back and under-
neath it said 'I accept the chal-
lenge.' "
As the defending state cham-
pions, Kirsch knew Nease
wouldn't fly under the radar
this season, so he toughened
up the schedule with state-
ranked teams and advocated a
new year round weight-training
"Teams beat us up, physical-
ly, last year," Kirsch said. "We
were in the weight room in the
offseason all the time and dur-
ing the season we try to get in
once a week."
With the boys team wrap-
ping up their second consecu-
tive state championship, Nease
High becomes only the eighth
school in Florida sports history
to win boys and girls state soc-
cer titles in the same season.
The feat has been accom-
plished 11 times overall, but
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas,
Aquinas did it multiple times
from 1996 to 2005.
Under the direction of head
coach Dave Silverberg, the
Panthers girls team earned its
fourth state title' in the past
seven seasons Feb. 7 with a 3-
.0 victory over Merritt Island.
Both Silverberg and Kirsch
have said Nease High soccer
has benefitted'from terrific
feeder programs at the youth

Softball finally earns

a victory over Palatka



For the first time in three
seasons, Nease High earned a
softball victory against Palatka.
The Panthers (3-1, 1-0
District 5-4A) jumped out to a
fast start, scoring five runs in
the first two innings en route
to a 6-5 district win over
Palatka last Friday night.
The victory was the first for
Nease seniors since their fresh-
men seasons.

"We haven't beaten Palatka
since these seniors were fresh-
man so it's a great win for our
senior leaders," Nease head
coach Gordie Rolison said.
"That's three years we haven't
beat them. [Palatka] was
ranked in the nation last year
and I know they graduated
some kids, but they still have
some good players and they
have a great coach over there."
Nease led throughout the
ballgame but held off a rally in
the final inning as Palatka

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Nease High pitcher Ashley Ceithaml delivers to Ihe plate against
Palatka last Friday night in a 6-5 Panthers victory. ,

scored three runs through the
first three batters of the inning
. before Nease pitcher Ashley
Ceithaml retired the next three
batters, securing the win.
"We wanted to stick with
Ashley," Rolison said on the
decision to leave the junior
pitcher in the game despite
Palatka's rally.
"She started the game and
she's our top pitcher so we
wanted to stay with her as
long as we could. I was sur-
prised they got those few
Nease was strong from the
start, opening the game with
singles by Clare Wamsley and
Kristen Mantia. Palatka pitcher
Arriel Driggers walked Selina
Hernandez in the following at-
Alyssa Pradella smacked a
double with the bases loaded
two batters later, sending in all
three runners and giving the
Panthers an early 3-0 lead.
Palatka responded in the top
of the second when Heather
Sutliff singled in Jenna Harris,
making the game 3-1.
Brittany Erler and Wamsley
each scored again in the sec-
ond inning for Nease, extend-
ing the lead to 5-1 and forcing
Palatka to make a pitching
change early in the game.
"We're a lot better team
when we start swinging the
bats," Rolison said. "We were
patient up there, waiting for
hits and swinging the bats.
We have nothing but good '
things happen when we start
swinging the bats."
Palatka added another run
in the fifth inning whefi
Colleen Leebove singled, then
worked through the bases on a
few Nease errors.
Nease scored agaih in the
sixth when Amanda Smith,
making her first plate appear-
ance of the game, singled and
scored on a double by
Wamsley to make it 6-2.
Then Palatka started to make
things happen.
Kaley Brosky opened the
seventh with a single and
scored on Leebove's triple the
following at-bat. Kayla
Denham followed with anoth-

University of Delaware attackman Curt Dickson, left, is checked by University of Maryland-
Baltimore County defenseman Lance Ophof during men's lacrosse action Saturday in the
Face Off for a Cause event at Fletcher High School to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
WWP is a Jacksonville-based non-profit group that endeavors to raise awareness for and
meet the needs of severely injured servicemen and women. Organizers, including Nease
boys lacrosse coach Jack Francis, sold approximately 3,900 tickets for the event, which also
featured a women's lacrosse game between Pfeiffer University and Rollins College.

er triple, scoring Leebove and
bringing the game to 6-5 with
no outs on the board.

was able to
gain control
of Palatka's
bats, getting
the next two
hitters out
and striking
out the final
batter to end
the game.
finished with
four strike-
outs in the
led Nease at
the plate,
picking up
three hits,
including a
double, scor-

We're a lot
when we sta
the bats.
patient up th(
for hits and s
bats. We ha
but good thin
when we sta
the bats.

Panthers hc

ing two runs while driving in
Pradella recorded three runs

batted in on a double, her
only hit of the game. Mantia,
Erler, Smith and Morgan
Graley all
recorded hits
for Nease.
better team Brosky,
irt swinging Denham and
We were Sutliff had
two hits
ere, waiting apiece for_
winging the Palatka.
ive nothing Panthers are
igs happen stiltwithout
senior Lindsay
irt swinging Francob, who is
out after
receiving 14
stitches fol-
lowing a play
Rolison against
ead coach Fletcher High
last week.
Rolison hopes

to get Franco back in the line-
up within the next few weeks
"She'll out for another eight

days or so, but then it'll be
tender so I don't know when
we'll get her back," the coach
said. "She's a big bat for us.
She's hit two home runs and
almost had another with a hit
that went off the top of the
"She's a great ballplayer and
we really look forward to her
coming back."
The Panthers' week was cut
short by rain, delaying the dis-
trict game against Menendez
both last Tuesday and Wednes-
day The game has yet to be
This week Nease continued
its seven-game homestand
with games last night and
Thursday, when the Panthers
will'play Bartram Trail.
One of the Bears' aces is for-
mer Nease pitcher Molly
Manning, who transferred
after her sophomore season.
"We have a lot of work to do
because Bartram Trail's a good
team," Rolison said.



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Another good week for anglers on party boats

Don't forget the very pop-
ular El Cheapo
Sheepshead Tournament
on Saturday sponsored by the
Jacksonville Offshore Fishing
Club. The captains meeting
will be held at 7:30 p.m. on
Friday in the J.O.S.F.C. club-
house. Check out begins at
6:30 a.m. and fishing begins at
7 a.m. Lots of fun.
It was another good week for
the party boats' anglers.
Snapper to 28 pounds,
grouper, amberjack, sea bass
and beeliners filled the clean-
ing table at Monty's all week.
Reginald Lambert led the
anglers aboard the "Mayport
Princess" on Sunday with his
28-pound snapper. Houston
Stevens cleaned a 16-pound
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a 15-pound grouper and a ten-
pound snapper. Other anglers
accounted for an additional 24
snapper. This count was about
the same story on Monday,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

along with plenty of smaller
sea bass and beeliners.
Lowell Breeding on his
"P.K.'s Mistake" with Rusty
Borthwick, Tony Gray and Rex
Leadford, brought home eight
snapper, a 15-pound grouper
and 25 sea bass. They also had
to release a lot of legal snapper.
. John Cummings and
Jennifer Jones fished the party
grounds last week for a pair of
snapper to 14 pounds, a 15-
pound grouper and several
dozen sea bass. They dropped
down about eight miles off-
Capt. Kirk Waltz. on his
"Enterprise," reported he had
to work hard last Saturday to
boat 12 blues and a red up
near the rocks near the end of
the south side.
Capt. Bubba Ryan from his
"Wet Spot" with Brian Angers,
Danny Casino, Jimmy Ryan
and Randy Kerlin made a 55-
mile offshore run last week
and caught their limit of snap-
per to eight pounds, an 11-
pound mutton, four grouper to
22 pounds, an eight-pound
mangrove, six amberjack and a
dozen triggerfish.

Photo submitted
Tanner Stiehl with one of the big reds he and brother Mark caught eight to nine miles offshore
Mayport last Saturday with Capt. Bob Cosby.
On another trip to Cedar . ,
Key, Bubba iced down 17 .
grouper fishing about 30 miles'f
off in the Gulf.


Photo submitted
Larry "Fishman" Finch with a sheepshead and good catch of
pompano he got recently while fishing in Daytona.

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Louise strikes again with this six-pound flounder caught recently Bill Mongeau and Gary Stickney caught 46 perch out qf lake,,o.n
trolling a spoon in the river near Sanford. the Southside using artificial jigs Saturday, Feb. 16.

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The Jacksonville Offshore
Sport Fishing Club's 8th annual
El Cheapo sheepshead tourna-
ment and fish fry will take place
Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Mayport
public boat ramp.
Entry fee, including captain's
dinner, is $60 per boat prior to
Feb. 15 and $80 thereafter. Entry
fee for the new junior angler
division is $10.
Grand prize is a 16-foot Lowe
Jon boat, 25-hp, 4-stroke
Mercury motor and Loadmaster
trailer valued over $8,000. Cash
and other prizes will be awarded
through 15th place.
For more information, visit
www.jaxfish.com or contact
Frank Joura at (904) 465-4552 or
via e-mail at

The fifth annual Jacksonville
Kayak Fishing Classic, the
world's largest kayak fishing
tournament, will take place May
2-3. The event promotes kayak
fishing in Jacksonville with a
conservation-oriented format
and raises funds for children's
programs through Daniel
Memorial and Dignity-U-Wear.
The ecotourism event also
supports the St. Johns
Riverkeeper and Coastal
Conservation Association.
Officials expect more than 250
kayak anglers will target redfish,
trout and flounder in a catch-
photo-release format with more
than $50,000 in prizes and gifts.
A captain's meeting is sched-
uled for May 2 at Jacksonville
Strike-Zone Fishing Center.
Check-in, awards ceremony and
a banquet are slated for May 3 at
American Legion #129 of
Jacksonville Beach.
Entry fee is $60 and includes a
captain's bag, rights to fish, entry
into the raffles and banquet.
Anglers will be launching and
fishing at any inshore location
within Duval, Nassau and St.
Johns counties.
Trophies, kayaks, fishing gear
and gift certificates will be
awarded for first- through
fourth-place finishers in four
open divisions, and first through
third places in the fly fishing
Kayak fishermen can register
online at JacksonvilleKayak-
FishingClassic.com or can also
pick up an entry form at spon-
sors' locations such as Strike-
Zone fishing, Black Fly
Outfitters, Army Navy Outdoors,
Sunjammers, Gander Mountain,
Dick's Sporting Goods, All Wet
Sports, Black Creek Outfitters,
Salty Feather and AquaEast.
Fitness Camps
Registration is now open for

Beach Girls Fitness, an outdoor
fitness program for women of all
fitness levels.
. The: fitness camp involve.a .
total body workout designed to
help women lose weight, gain
energy and boost self-esteem.
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays at 5:30
a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for one hour
each and are for women only.
There is a new co-ed class on
Tuiesdays and Thursdays begin-
ning at 7 a.m.
For more information phone
Pushpa Duncklee at 403-9568. or
visit beachgirlsfitness.com.
Gate River Run
The official Gate River Run
entry forms and training sched-
ules are now available for the
31st running of Jacksonville's
signature running event on
Saturday, March 8.
More than 17,000 people
annually take to the streets in
Jacksonville's largest participatory
sporting event which includes

four popular races through some
of the city's most scenic neigh-
Gate River Run is the site, of the
USA 15K Championships for the
15th consecutive year, and
attracts a top field of world class
American runners racing for
more than $65,000 in prize
money. For the fifth year, the
Equalizer Bonus will award
$5,000 to the first male or female
to cross the finish line.
For more information on the
Gate River Run and companion
race day events, visit www.gate-
riverrun.com or phone 731-
The Nease High School Senior
Men's Club charity golf tourna-
ment is scheduled for Monday,
March 31 at Ponte Vedra Inn
and Club's redesigned Lagoon
Tournament is slated to begin
at 1 p.m. and entry fee is $100
per player. Format is a two-man

captain's choice.
All proceeds go toward assist-
ing families in need of affordable
.housing. . c ,
For more information or to
register, phone Dean Bud Beech
at 686-4075 or 819-8309 or via
e-mail at beechjr@comcast.net.
The second annual First Coast
Senior All Star soccer games,
hosted by First Coast Soccer
Association, will be played Feb. 22
at Patton Park, 2850 Hodges
Blvd.; Jacksonville.
These games are sanctioned by
the Florida Athletic Coaches
Association. There will be a girls
game at 6 p.m. followed by a
boys game at 8 p.m.
Teams consist of seniors from
high schools in Duval, Clay, St.
Johns, Nassau and Columbia
counties. Players were nominat-
ed by coaches throughout the
First Coast area and a selection
committee of local soccer coac-

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The new postage stamp memorializing writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings will be ceremonially issued Thursday at the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, 18700 South County Road 325, Cross
Creek, Fla. where Rawlings wrote her Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, "The Yearling." The dedication ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and
members of the public are invited to join special guest speakers as a 10-foot image of the stamp is unveiled at Rawlings' home.
The stamp and collectible First-Day-of-Issue postmark will be available on-site. Rawlings Elementary School in Ponte Vedra
Beach, named for the writer, will have its own stamp-issuing ceremony Tuesday.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Author at UNF: Author and
journalist Alan Elsner will dis-
cuss his experience in Eastern
Europe, teaching journalism
and advancing a free and
democratic media at 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 in the Andrew A.
Robinson Jr. Student Life
Center. He also will discuss his
new novel, "The Nazi
Hunter," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21
in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr.
Student Life Center. Both
events are free and open to
the public. Elsner, senior edi-
tor and former national corre-
spondent for Reuters News
Service, began his journalism
career in 1978 with the
Jerusalem Post. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Pam Zeiser at
620-1931 or Dr. Shira
Schwam-Baird at 620-1248.

Easter Egg Hunt:
Registration is underway for.
the Jacksonville Beach.
Recreation and Parks'
Department's 25th annual
Easter Egg Hunt, -free to all
participants and starting at 11
a.m. March 15 at Tall Pines
Park. Rain date is March 16.
Categories include toddlers 2
and under, 3-4 year olds, 5-6
year olds and 7-8 year olds.
Parents are allowed to accom-
pany toddlers and small chil-
dren only. Prizes will be
awarded in each category for
prize eggs. The egg hunt is
limited to 110 children, so
registration is required.
Registration for Jacksonville
Beach residents runs through
Feb. 29. If spaces are still
available, open registration
will be held Feb. 25-March 7.
To register, call Recreation and
Parks at 247-6236.

Family Fun Hour: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
hosts a Family Fun Hour from
2-3 p.m. Feb. 20. The event
features Suzanne Tate's story,
"Katie K. Whale-A Whale of a
Tale," and be followed by a
whale craft activity for partici-
pants to take home. The event
is open to the public, includ-
ing large groups; however,
children ages 3-10 must be
accompanied by a parent.
Participation is free, but regis-
tration is required by contact-
ing the Research Reserve at
904-823-4500. Family Fun
Hours take place the third
Wednesday of every month.

Fun with Flowers: "Spring
is in the Air" at 10 a.m. at the
Ribault Garden Club, 705 2nd
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach.
There will be a hands-on
demonstration led by Tiffany
Turner of Floriade Florist.
Reservations are a must and
can be made by calling 273-
8053. Cost is $15, and atten-

dees are asked to bring clip-

NARFE: National Active and
Retired Federal Employees
Chapter 1671 meets at 12
p.m. at Golden Corral
Restaurant, 14035 Beach Blvd.
Visitors are welcome. For
information, call 221-7644.

UNF Nest Fest: The
University of North Florida
celebrates its annual home-
coming, Nest Fest 2008,
through Feb. 23. The festivi-
ties conclude with a men's
and women's basketball dou-
bleheader with Mercer, as well
as a baseball game with
Mississippi State. An Emeriti
Luncheon and Homecoming
Dance/Casino.. Game Night
will be held Feb. 20. There will
be an Alumni Recognition
Dinner Feb. 22.

Thursday, Feb. 21-
'Beaches' Art' "Walk: ; "The'
North Beaches Art Walk is
held from 5-9 p.m. the third
Thursday of each month in
Atlantic Beach and Neptune
Beach. Amy Donaldson is the
featured artist for February.
Her work will be on display at
Archway Gallery and Framing
through March 15. Twenty-
eight others vendors will par-
ticipate in the event, which
encompasses the area from
Sherry Drive in Atlantic Beach
going eastward toward the
beach, around to the Neptune
Beach side and up to Third
Street. It includes the Town
Center and Atlantic Beach
Cultural Center. For informa-
tion, contact Linda Stewart,
owner of Archway Gallery and
Framing, by calling 249-2222
or at

Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
The speaker will be John
Forrester, whose program is
Bright Holidays. The cost to
non-members is $15. For
information, call club presi-
dent Neil Powell at 343-3571
or visit

First .Day of Issue: The
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Historic State Park, 18700
South CR 325, Cross Creek,
will host the U.S. Postal
Service's First-Day-of-Issue
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
commemorative First-Class
stamp dedication ceremony at
10 a.m. Members of the public
are invited to join special
guest speakers as a 10-foot
image of the stamp is unveiled
at Rawlings' home. The stamp

and collectible First-Day-of-
Issue postmark will be avail-
able on-site. For information
on 2008 commemorative
stamps, visit usps.com/news.

Garden Center Day: Chuck
Hubbuch of the University of
North Florida speaks at 10
a.m. at the Ribault Garden
Club's Garden Center Day.
The public is invited.
Hubbuch's lecture will con-
cern the UNF gardens and nat-
ural areas. The Ribault Garden
Club is at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call 246-4541.

Sawgrass Players Club
Women's Association: The
Sawgrass Players Club
Women's Association meets at
10 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library. Guest
speaker Paula Hunter, AIFD,
will discuss Floral Design.
Liinci' Around will tbe at the
newly renovated "Sawgrass

Underwood at King
Luncheon: Actor, director,
producer and author Blair
Underwood speaks at the 27th
annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Scholarship Luncheon, pre-
sented by the University of
North Florida's Intercultural
Center for PEACE.
Underwood will talk about
lessons he's learned. The
scholarship luncheon will be
held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m. at the University Center
Banquet Hall on the UNF
campus. The Grammy-win-
ning gospel group "Take 6"
will perform at the event, tick-
ets for which are $20 for non-
students and $500 for corpo-
rate tables of eight. Tickets
can be purchased online at
gories.asp or by calling Lorna
Bautista at 904-620-2475.

Friday, Feb. 22
Meet the Music: The Ritz
Chamber Players weekend fea-
tures two events, Roots II
Piano Trio and Conversations
with Composer-in-Residence
David Baker Feb. 22 and the
University of North Florida
Wind Ensemble, conducted
by Dr. Gordon Brock, as well
as the music of David Baker
with the Ritz Chamber Players
.Feb. 24. Tickets can be pur-
chased online at
or by calling the JSO box
office at 904-354-5547.

Saturday, Feb. 23
Adult Art Class: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas* National
Estuarine Research Reserve
hosts an adult art class from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. The class, taught
by local artist Jean


Drayovitch, offers beginning
drawing of marsh scenes.
Cost to attend is $45, payable
in advance. All materials are
supplied, but participants
should bring a brown bag
lunch. Space is limited, so call
904-635-0941 to reserve a

Art & Craft Festival: A two-
day art and craft festival at the
St. Augustine Amphitheater
will be held from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. Feb. 23 and 10 a.m.-4
p.m. Feb. 24. Admission to
and parking at the amphithe-
ater, 1340-C AlA South, is
free. For infQrmation, call

Beaches Area Model
Railroad Club: The Beaches
Area Model Railroad Club
holds an open house from 12-
3 p.m. at its location in the
Old Mayport Station at the
Beaches Museum & History
Center, 380 Pablo Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call Richard Paul at

Car and Truck Show: The
North Florida Show Car
Association holds a "Super
Saturday" Car & Truck Show
that begins at 9 a.m. at the
University of North Florida at
1 UNF Drive and 9A. Wolfson
Children's Hospital is the ben-
efitting charity. Show winner
awards will be given at 3 p.m.
The show is open to classic,
hotrods, trucks show cars of
all years. The participant reg-
istration fee is $25. There's no
charge for spectators. For
information, visit

Honor Band Concert: A
private schools honor band
concert will be held at 7:30
p.m. in Jacksonville
University's Terry Concert
Hall. The 15th annual young
artist program features the
best instrumentalists from
Bishop Kenny, Bolles,
Episcopal, Providence, Trinity
Christian and University

Safe Boating: Safe Boating
Saturday, conducted by
Beaches Flotilla 14-4 of the
Coast Guard Auxiliary, begin
Feb. 23 at the Captain's Club,
13363 Beach Blvd. The other
dates are March 8, April 12,
May 17, June 7, July 26, Sept.
13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15. All
sessions, for which the cost is
$25, run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
For information or to register,
call Mike Christnacht at 904-
502-9154 or visit www.uscga-

Special Olympics Games:
Volunteers are needed for the
Special Olympics Games at

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7:30 a.m.; the athletes start
coming at 8 a.m. Most volun-
teer shifts are all day, with the
competition expected to end
about 1:30 p.m. and the
Olympics Village to shut
down around 3 p.m. For infor-
mation or to volunteer, con-
tact Marcie Scott at marci-
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Sunday, Feb. 24
Beaches Veterans
Organization: The second in
a series of four cookouts
planned by the Beaches
Veterans Organization to ben-
efit the USO's "No Dough
Dinners," a Bar-B-Q, will be
held from 1-4 p.m. at
American Legion Post 129,
1151 4th St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. A Blood Alliance Blood
Mobile will be at the Post at
1:30 p.m. Anyone donating to
the blood bank gets a free
lunch. For more information,
call Post 129 at 249-2266.
Subsequent Beaches Veterans
Organization cookouts will be
hosted by Greater Beaches
VFW Post 3270 March 30 and
American Legion Post 316
April 27. For information on
the cookouts or the organiza-
tion, call Bruce Drinkwater at

Monday, Feb. 25
Assistance Session: High
school seniors, college-bound
students and their parents can
get free assistance with federal
financial aid forms from 1-4
p.m. during College Goal
Sunday. Participants also have
a chance to win a scholarship
just for attending. Students
who live in or near Duval
County can attend the free
session at the FCCJ Advanced

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Technology Center, 401 W.
State St., while students who
reside or live near Nassau
County can attend a free ses-
sion at the Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee. Nat
,Glover, special assistant to
University of North Florida
President John Delaney and
former Jacksonville sheriff, is
spokesperson for College Goal
Sunday. Seventeen $1,000
scholarships will be awarded.
Glover will pull the first schol-
arship at 1 p.m. at the FCCJ
downtown campus. Financial
aid staff and counselors will
be on hand to offer free help
in all aspects of the process.
Spanish-speaking profession-
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learn more about College Goal
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needed to apply, visit

Heritage Golf
Tournament: The Rhoda L.
Martin Cultural Heritage
Center presents the Heritage
Golf Classic at Jacksonville
Beach Golf Club, 605 Penman
Road. Registration begins at
11 a.m., followed by a shot-
gun start at 12:30 p.m. Among
the participating celebrities
will be Jacksonville Jaguars
cornerback Rashean Mathis
and Calvin Peete, winner of
the 1985 Players
Championship. For informa-
tion or to register, call
Councilman Tom Taylor at
334-3078 or 246-3518.
Tournament Items and silent
auction items. For donations,
call Mable Bass at 249-4628.
All proceeds from this event
will fund literacy programs for
underprivileged children in
the Beaches area.

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450 Instructions/Schools 677 Tree Service
460 Weddings 678 Tile
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540 Child Care 710 Health Care Serc.
550 Work Wanted 730 Caregivers
555 Career/Seminars For Sale
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600 Services 805 Music & Instr.
601 Air Conditioning 810Antiques
602 Alterations 815Auctions
607 Auto/Boat Detailing 820 Wanted to Buy
608 Auto Repair 825 Trade
609 Bus. Services 830Consignment
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616 Computer Services 850JaxBeach
618 Electronics 852 Neptune Beach
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620 Equip. Rentals 856 Meyport
622 Fences 857 Ponte Vedra
623 Finan. Services 858 West Beaches
625 Firewood 859 Jacksonville
634 Lawn Mower 860 Rea Market
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635 Lawn'Svc/ Transportation
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636 Locksmith 915 Boats
637 Marine Const. 930 Motorcycles
638 Marine/Boating 950 Campers/RV's
640 Concrete/Masonry 970 Trucks/Vans
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VILANO BEACH, 1 acre, multi- single
family. Oceanview/ access. $725,000. Fi-
nancing available. (904)226-3968.
SIX LOTS ON Jasmine Street, A.B.
Owner financing, trade for house. Also 1
lot on Gladiola St., marsh front, owner fi-
nancing, trade for house. Call for details.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., $59,000,
erties on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake.
Over 800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside
Realty today! (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakeside realty-tn.com
3/4 ACRE lot on Fort George Rd. near Big
Talbot Island. Below appraisal at
$189,000. 249-0346.
17 ACRES zoned for horses, Nassau
County- Callahan. $255,000. Independent
Brokers & Associates, Inc. 247-4333 or
Marsh Landing @ Ponte Vedra Beach,
FL. Pristine, private, panoramic view, gat-
ed community, 728-8306
de-sac lot available. $260,000. 591-4156.

QUEENS HARBOR, $999,900. 4828sf
6BR/5BA, wooded, marsh/ ICW views. For
details: Robert Upchurch (904)238-1808.
The Real Estate Resource.
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$139,900, 994-0016, 434-7219.
OCEANFRONT- SMALL cottage motivat-
ed Seller. Will trade for anything that
doesn't eat. Broker/ Owner 535-9915.
Stop wasting gas
We're open online!
Buy a home and get
free gas for a year!
Phyllis Stalnes, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
w/formal LR &.DR, large FR w/fp. Home
on lake w/rear fenced garden. 2 blocks to
beach. $620,000. (904)610-4994.
PONTE VEDRA, Affordable 3BR/2.5BA
townhome! Community pool, tennis!
.$274,9001 Call to see! All South Realty,
JAX BEACH, 3BR/ 2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
Will co-op. (904)249-1890..
What we have: 4706sf., 5BR/4BA; very
private 1.6 acre lot w/ natural lake and
fountain; beautifully finished and profes-
sionally decorated interior; summer kitch-
en; screened lanai w/pavers. Property lo-
cated in Ponte Vedra. Offered at
$1,199,000. MLS# 394990. What we are
looking for: Minimum 3300sf.; 4BR/3.5BA
3 car garage. Looking in Ponte Vedra or
Southside Jax. Price range desired
$550,000 to $650,000. For more informa-
tion please call: (904)382-9896.
ORIGINAL PONTE Vedra, 532 Lake Rd.
Waterfront, rebuilt 2006, over 4000sf.,
5BR/4.5BA, separate inlaw suite.
$1,999,000. ReMax Specialists, Tom Lu-
cas, (904)868-688.6.
FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
beach home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf.
MLS#376506. $399,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
West. 241-6514, 655-7831. Make Offerl

3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
0068. www.geocities.com/pvb05
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. New: roof, appliances, carpet, paint
tile & A/C. Great location to the Beaches
and JTB. $244,000 OBO. 759-2349.
out, Jax Bch, 5 1/5 blocks to beach, 4/3,
fenced backyard, 1 1/2 car garage. New
appliances, cabinets, carpet, tile, win-
dows, doors and stucco. Ready for some-
one to give yard loving care. $330,000.
Call 545-4002 for appt.
JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
$360,000 OBO. 249-8637.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets, Re-
duced $249,900, 655-5990.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 1500sf, large
corner lot, 72'x118', remodeled kitchen
4yr. old roof, 2yr. old A/C. plumbed
with PVC. Appraised at $385k, Asking
$329,900, Jim 662-6522.

FSBO, JB duplex, investor's dream, 18th
Ave. No., block from ocean, below ap-
praisal, (904)607-4869.
Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199.900. Possjble ease purchase. All
- Cln -'-,it c _'_- pai, Call JunE '. 9-l :3'..',
S.lAX: Ben, Buil n 00o, 3 2. i- 110-:
plantation shutters, SunshinePark neigh-
borhood. $374,500. Call 728-2191.

3BR/2BA, OAK Harbour, 1227 Nipigon
Ave., A.B. huge fenced-in yard, all new
inside, 4 blocks from boat ramp, ample
parking for boat/RV. $179K. 246-0737.
S. JAX Bch, 1 block to ocean. Great loca-
tion. 4BR/ 3BA 2 story home. $545,000.
View our Open House schedule at
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
3 kitchens, 3 baths; 3 units or one house;
walk to beach. As is/ invest, $375K OBO.
ATLANTIC BCH townhome, 1100sf, 2BR/
1.5BA. Fantastic condition. $249,000.
NEW ELEGANT 3BR/2BA home, 2140
sqft, on golf course; 125x150 lot,
$464,900. 33 Fairway Lane (Jax Beach)
Call (904)813-4890.
GREAT 3/2 starter home in Ft. Caroline
area w/garage. Completely renovated out-
side & in. 20 year maintenance free sid-
ing, new floors & appliances; new master
bath, fenced yard. Partially furnished, ev-
erything included. $3500 closing cost plus
$1000 Rooms to Go gift card. Bring all of-
fers, $194,500. (904)537-6161.

PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $799K. Sell $699K. Turn
Key Long term lease in place. 40' slip ad-
ditional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers/ Investors. No Brokers please. Equity
trade considered.
Completely renovated 1/1 on lake w/gran-
ite, tile, SS, new carpet, paint. $143,500
includes 1 year prepaid dues, $1500 in
closing costs, $500 gift card to Rooms to
Go. Partially furnished. Maryanne,
MIRAVISTA- ATLANTIC Blvd. at the Intra-
coastal waterway. 3BR/2BA approx.
1690sf, 2nd floor unit with 10ft ceilings,
elevator service. 1 car garage, includes:
water, cable, pool, spa, fitness center.
Gated community w/ marsh views. Avail
3/16/08 and on. $1799/mo.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
'ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
A1A, 3BR/2.5BA, 1800sf., community
pool, tennis. Kimberly, PVB Realty:
JAX BCH luxury 3/3 corner unit condo w/
magnificent ocean views. $549,000.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Sevilla, 2BR/2BA, 1st
floor, end unit. Gated Community, approx.
1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation shut-
ters thruout, Newly remodeled kitchen,
covered parking. Sacrifice at $222,000.
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO,
will sacrifice for $199,500. 904-221-8458.
FSBO JAX Bch. Luxury, 2BR/2BA,
1357sf. Fee paid thru June. $339,900.
241-4544 or 993-3882.
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA, Ocean Grove.
Many upgades include: hardwood floors,
tiled patio, water softener. Complex offers
great pool, fitness center, media room and
beach access. Asking $179,000 w/garage
available for $10,000. Call 543-1276 for
an appt.
$125,900- PVB, Ocean Grove, 1BR/1BA,
fireplace, full amenities, beach access. Fi-
nancing available.. 226-3968.

2004 CLAYTON home, 3BR/2BA, excel-
lent condition; take over payments. Call

3 COMMERCIAL Lots w/plans & engi-
neering for warehouse/ office. 950 11th
Ave. S. $865K. Call (904)509-0812.

1 BR w/separate study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive South
993-2555 BeachesApartments.com
Jax Bch! Pool, clubhouse & morel
$1350/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
brand new carpet, washer/ dryer. Fourth
house from the ocean. Just painted. Patio.
Extremely beautiful/ charming. Cable & in-
ternet provided. $1100/mo. 887-9595.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo,
222 4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
3BR/2.5BA, 1900sf., 1/2 block walk to pri-
vate beach. $1650/mo. 334-7155.
2BR/2BA new carpet, fenced back yard,
1158 Songbird Lane, $800/mo, $700 dep.
280-2728 leave message.
2/2 TOWNHOUSE in Mayport Landing.
Tiled floors, -fresh paint,WDHU, fenced
backyard. Pets OK on approval/ deposit.
$750/mo. +$500/sec dep. (904)246-6592.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach, steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1300/mo.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
S. JAX Bch, 1.5 blocks to ocean,
2BR/2.5BA townhouse, all appl., 1300sf,
covered parking. $1100/mo., lyr lease. No
pets, no smokers. .(303)588-1090,
ATL. BCH Townhome, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, jacuzzi, fenced in side and back
yard, 1450sqft., 4.5 blocks to beach, 3
blocks to Town Center. 184 Poinsettia St.
$1195/mo. 629-2628.
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
7th Street North, $1100/mo. +deposit.
NEPTUNE BEACH, one bedroom apt.
CH&A, tile floors, WDHU, carport. 1 1/2
blocks to ocean. $850/mo. 246-3739.
ATLANTIC BEACH, close to ocean,
2BR/1 BA, kitchen equipped, newly remod-
eled, WDHU, CH&A. $950/mo. 241-3077.
MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
LARGE 3BR/2.5BA townhouse, 1400sf.,
DR, kitchen, 3decks, ocean view, garage,
WDHU, CH&A, blinds, carpet, tie.
$1350/mo. +$1000/dep. NO PETS.
201 Margaret St. Neptune Beach.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2150 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $800/mo. (904)221-5833.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650/mo., Credit Check
JAX BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just 7 biks. to
beach! Garage space. $750/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
2BR 2BA townhouse w/ den. Energy effi-
cient, LR, DR, kitchen, skylights, deck,
CH/A, WDHU, carpet & tile. $1100/mo.,
$800/dep. No pets. 102 Poinsettia St., Atl
Bch. 241-2624.
JAX BEACH, 2BR apartment/ townhouse,
near ocean. No pets. $800-$950/mo.
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,'
walk-in closet, assigned parking; $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1AI $845/mo. All South Realty, 241-
So., lyr. new, 3BR/2.5BA, 1700sf, master
suite w/jacuzzi, balcony, tile first floor,
W/D included, 2 car garage, fenced yard.
Small dogs considered, $1600/mo. +1/mo
dep. Call 249-6150.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 1
block to ocean..clean. No Pets. $675/mo.
642-1214 and 241-1219.
BEACHES STUDIO Apts., efficiency, 2
blocks from beach, $550/mo +dep.
FURNISHED ONE bedroom stone guest
house on scenic canal. All utilities includ-
ing cable with all movie channels, full
kitchen w/utensils, laundry room. Beautiful
setting, pool, palm trees. Must see.
$210/wk Available now (904)349-3434.

Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/mo., 891-0606.
JAX BEACH 2.5 blocks to ocean,
1BR/1 BA. $710/mo. 655-5367, 803-3099.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available
*3/1. 219-2481.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach, qui-
et, safe area, lower 2/1, CH&A, W/D in-
cluded. $895/mo. Lease, deposit, refer-
ence. Small pet OK. 993-1118.
PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings 1200sf., al-
most new appliances/carpet. Natural pre-
serve views. W/D, fireplace, garage. East
of A1A. $1145/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.
Villas, new, 3/2.5 townhome, $1195/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.

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NEPTUNE BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All $715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
South Realty, 241-4141. pets. (904)249-5368. Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1000/mo.
,11ATI AMTI' RAPU T M 891-0606.
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JAX BEACH- 1 block to ocean
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
NEP BCH, 1BR/1BA garage apt. CH/A,
Pine paneling, .W/D, water furnished.
$700/mo. $700/dep.. (863)638-4495,
(904)751-5191. .....

2BR/1.5BA. Spacious 1500sf on cul-de-
sac by nature park. Built 2001. New carpet
upstairs & tile downstairs. CH&A, W/D.
$975/mo. (904)610-2743.
1 BR/moA cd'idb at .T'e ."Palms.atd Marsh
Landing. .,Country -Club amenities.
$825/mo. 616-6617.

LARGE 3BR/1BA apartment, new CH&A, NEPTUNE BCH, 1003 3rd St., 2/1, carpet,
laundry, water included. Military discount, W/D, $850mo. TDO Management
247-7641. (904)246-1125.

103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA,
lower apartment. No dogs. $995/mo.
217 Hopkins St., 2BR/2BA, patio home,
fenced. $1195/mo. All deposits equal one-
half rent. Lawn service Included. Broker/
Owner 249-8766.
2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
2BR/1BA, W/D, private beach access,
7Rnsf $140nn/mn inrlnrude utilities. No

JAX BEACH, super clean 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwasher;
$775/mo. +deposit. No pets. Available
now. 614 4th St. No., 254-7644.
JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1195/mo.,
655-5367, 803-3099.

SUMMER HOUSE, 1BR Bungalow, fire-
place, ceramic tile/ carpet. $1050/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.
NEPTUNE BCH, Lora St., East of AlA,
2BR/1BA, WDHU & storage, beachy
w/hardwood floors, new HVAC $975/mo.
plus utilities, yr lease, "dep. & credit
check. Call Rick 891-2345.
Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. Call 241-9822.
2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
2BR/1BA. $950/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.

JAX BEACH, 2/2, sun room, office,
1600sqft., one block to beach, $1350/mo.,

ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $925/mo. TDO Man- ATLANTIC BCH 3/2 CH&A, utility room,
agement. 246-1125. fenced in front & back yard. 2571 Montreal
St. $1000/mo. 1-888-259-0783.

ICW- VERY nice newer Wolf Creek Town-
home 3BR/2.5BA, 1 car garage,
$1295/mo. Owner/ Realtor. Call June

pets. (904)487-4536. JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA spacious bright
end unit, garage, lanai, pool, gated, close
COURTYARDS, 2BR/2BA, WDHU, tile, to JTB, blocks to beach, $1250/mo.
large loft, pool. No pets. $825/mo. +dep. (904)716-6714.
853-6005, 982-4932.

ragel Community pool, tennis & more!
Convenient to schools, shopping & beach!
$1150/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.

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3/2, 2-story, gorgeous lake view, guard/
gated, tennis, pooi, lawn service. Pets ok.
Non-smoking. Avail. April 1st. $1900/mo.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2 blocks to ocean,
2BR/1 BA, newly remodeled, carport, party
deck, $925/mo. No smokers. (865)789-
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, 1car garage,
private, years lease. $1250/mo. 294-5498.
3BR/2BA, 2car garage, fireplace, built
2003. Community pool and gym. Only
$1500/mo. includes asso. fee and yard
maintenance, Call Rose (904)403-5536.
House w/ fenced yard, 2BR/ 1BA,
screened porch, eat-in kitchen, livingroom,
diningroom. Short term considered.
$1350/mo. 607-2794.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Call 476-5071 for an appt.
to beach, 1850sf., all appliances, cul-de-
sac, screened porch, $1295/mo. Available
now, 11189 Illford Dr., 699-2245.
AB, 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage, new A/C
fenced in backyard, pet friendly,
$1250/mo. 635-1344.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, $1100/mo. plus de-
posit. 982-0416.
ATLANTIC BCH/ Mayport, 3BR, near ele-
mentary & beach. New appliances, re-
done, W/D, fenced yard, carport,
$975/mo, 233-1346.
fenced yard, $1050/mo. Call 221-0612.
JAX BEACH, 6 year old 3BR/2BA; granite
countertops, SS appliances; immaculate
condition. $1750/mo. 607-9078.
3BR 2BA house, kit., DR, LR, CH/A,
WDHU, hardwood floors/ carpet, Ig. 2 car
carport, $1200/mo. $800/dep. NO PETS.
1651 7th St. S., Jax Bch. 241-2624.
NEPTUNE BEACH. 3 blocks to ocean,
newly remodeled, 3.BR/1BA, washer/dryer
plus lawn service. $1300/mo.+ deposit.
3BR/2BA home w/fenced yard. 1-2 yr.
rental or lease to own. $900/mo. Avail 4/1
Call Rick 891-2345.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage
$1395/mo.+ dep. (negotiable). 759-2349.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, Great area,
fresh paint. WDHU. No pets. $1300/mo.
(904)246-5165, (904)891-8522.
RENOVATED, 2BR/2.5BA, 2 story, East
of A1A, Jax Bch. New everything.
$1390/mo. Pets OK. (904)803-3099.
PONTE VEDRA, L'Atrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517.
EAST OF 1st St., 111 Palm Place, Nep-
tune Beach, 2BR/1BA, office ,2 car ga-
rage, dishwasher, WDHU, ocean views.
$1500/mo. 382-8259.
ATL. BCH, 2/1, LR, EIK, WDHU, 1000sf.
$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse,
fenced yard, $1200/mo. 820 11th Ave. S.
Dimension One Mgt., 635-2488,
642- 1759.
PONTE VEDRA 4BR/2BA, in-ground
swimming pool, $1400/mo. + deposit.
No pets. .571-3261.
3BR/2BA, just blocks from beach, fenced
yard, 2car garage, stone flooring, fire-
place, covered porch. Open floor plan in
great neighborhood. $2200/mo. includes
lawn service. Call 838-8367.
NEP BCH, walk to beach from this charm-
;itfg 3/2 w/ fenced yard & garage.
;-1400/mo. 280-5142.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1200/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, large corner lot,
remodeled inside, 4 blocks to beach,
close to Jarboe Park. No pets.
$1590/mo., 662-6522.
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
es. www.geocities.com/pvb05/page2.html
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
GOLF COURSE Community, 3BR/2BA,
fireplace, new carpet, 2 car garage; 13720
Heathford Dr. Available, $1300/mo.
home. 3 car gar., totally renovated, granite
in kitchen & baths. Unfurnished, long term
$2495/ mo. Also avail. furnished, short
term. 537-4083.

3BR/2BA, 1300SF, fenced yard, CH&A,
WDHU, fireplace, garage, wood floors,
new carpet, playset in backyard, pets ok
with dep. 1 year lease, avail, in March.
$1300/mo. 1045 23rd Street N. JB.

PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/2BA, 1st fl,
F/P Summer House. New appliances,
W/D, carpet. super amenities: Beautiful
clubhouse, heated pool, theater, pub
room/ billiards, tennis, 24/7 Fitness
center. Available now. $995/mo.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with
wood floors and tile. $1100/mo. 868-6886.
delMar, lovely condo, sleeps 4, pool, Call

MAYPORT OFFICE building for lease
w/room to store trucks and trailers.
NEW 1700SF. warehouse or offices
w/CH&A, large bay door. 1 walk-in door.
$1500/mo. Across from Adventure Land-
ing. 343-1919, 249-3214.

FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.

JAX BEACH, newer 3/2, garage, fireplace, ABANDONED PERSIAN Cat, now named
1500sf, $1295/mo., will consider lease op- Katie, free to good home, 241-7853.
tion, 463-7343. mguinnl @comcast.net for pics.

OCEAN GROVE IN PVB, 2/2, $950/mo.
Top Sell Realty 270-0222.
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
N. JAX Beach, new, tri-level, 3BR/3.5BA
w/garage, 1/2 block ocean, W/D. Furnish-
ed $2100/mo., Unfurnished $1900/mo. No
pets. 268-7095, 626-8215.
PVB- FIRST month freely 1/1, ground
floor in Ocean Grove, $795 or furnished
2/2 in The Palms, $1100. Florida Coastal
Realty: (904)249-76+76 #2.
JAX BEACH-. The Palms, gated,
2 BR/ 2 BA new luxury condo. Vaulted
ceilings, washer / dryer, pool & fitness.
Only $1000/,mo. (904) 472-4039.
1000sf totally remodeled & absolutely
new. Oceanviews from all rooms. New
granite & cabinets in kitchen & bath. New
tile, paint, windows & appliances. Walk-in
custom closet with built-ins. Covered park-
ing. Water included, $1195/mo. Low utilit-
ies (904)881-0895.

CKC BOSTON Terrier Pups, 2 male, 1 fe-
male. $350. 742-7686.
AKC POMERANIAN puppies, trained,
shots, POP, males, ready now, 616-5028

Ma- fl
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

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JAX BCH luxury 3/3 corner unit condo w/ IF YOU are interested in advertising under
magnificent ocean views. $2100/mo. this category please call 904-249-9033 or
(904)728-4500. email: classifled@beachesleader.com

PVB BELLEZA, 2/2, 2nd floor (top), vault-
ed ceilings, W/D, all amenities $1150/mo.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.
2/2 CONDO, PV Bch, gated w/amenities.
Call David 294-6940.
2BR/2BA, GROUND floor, end unit w/ga-
rage, close to pool, plenty of storage. In
The Palms @ Marsh Landing, $995/mo,
Jamieson, (904)234-0115.
2 BLOCKS to ocean 2/2, tile, hardwood
floors. Consider lease option,
Owner/Agent, 463-7343.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA, gor-
geous rooftop views of the marsh.
875/mo, 993-4011.
L'ATRIUM, ENJOY breakfast on the lake,
3BR/2BA features breakfast bar and
screened lanai, spacious rooms & double
garage, all situated on private lake,
* $1695/mo., RE/MAX, Call Richard
THE GRANDE Reserve, 2BR/2BA,
1200+sf. W/D, garage, all amenities.
$1099/mo. 220-6603.
Brisas, 601-South 1st Street. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Available Immediately. Call
THE PALMS, Jax Bch, 1BR/1BA, full
amenities, gated community, tile, open
floor plan. $875/mo. 651-2603.
JAX BEACH- 50% off first month: Walk
to Seabreeze Elementary- 3/2 +bonus,
fireplace, fenced back yard, 2000sf,
$1500, 1848 Evans Dr. Florida Coastal
Realty, (904)249-7676 #2.
FREE RENT first month, 2BR/2BA, Jax
Beach, all appliances, $1000/mo.,
private 2BR/2BA w/brand new kitchen,
ceramic tile throughout, laundry room, loft.
$825/mo. Call 247-7910, 887-6033.
PONTE VEDRA, Excellent 2BR/2BA, 2nd
floor, woods views all rooms, neutral col-
ors, almost new appliances/, carpet, high
ceilings, W/D, fireplace, garage. Walkto
beach. $1145/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.

OCEANFRONT 1 BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
OCEANFRONT Atlantic Beach, furnished
4 BR condo, rent long or short term, (904)
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
WALNUT MT., GA- 3BR/3BA, $1500/mo.;
mountain view; pets OK. (770)503-0954.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
Mar. thru Apr. 21st. Walk to beach & golf
course in Sawgrass Country Club.
$2000/mo (904)543-7700, (904)625-6868.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A, ROOMMATE- 2BR/2BA condo in Belleza.
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard. $500/mo, amenities & utilities included.
246-0576. Call 543-1485.

3BR/2BA, large fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze, 17 Oaks Drive. $1300/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 477 Helmsman;
3BR/2BA, garage, fenced back yard, pool,
$1500/mo., 710-7665.
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great neighbor-
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428.
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, re-
cently remodeled, tile floors, jacuzzi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1700/mo., 249-2921.
JAX BEACH 3BR/1.5BA, approx 2000sf,
double carport, fenced in back yard,
8 blocks to ocean. 834 16th Ave N.
$1300/mo +$1000 security deposit.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat-
ed, $1175/mo., 655-5990.
3BR/2.5BA, 2 story, split bedrooms, ga-
rage, Girven area. $1250/mo. 626-3780.

OCEAN FRONT Condo, Jax Beach, 1/1,
W/D, quiet beautiful pool, $1350/mo,
A1A, 3BR/2.5BA, 1800sf., community
pool, tennis. Kimberly, PVB Realty.
$1300/mo. (904)612-6017.
recently painted, new washer/ dryer,
screened lanai. Available Immediately
$975/mo. (904)504-8895.
SPOTLESS 2/2 PVB condo in Grand Cay
Villas; gated community, 2nd floor,
screened in lanai facing woods, fireplace,
W/D, storage unit, pool & hot tub, fitness
center. No pets, please. (904)246-9063.
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A. Short walk
to ocean. Just remodeled, 2/2, 1100sf.
Garage & fireplace. Granite kitchen and
bathrooms. Large tile living areas. Fresh
lively paint. Stunning 5" baseboards, new
carpet, new sinks, new oil rubbed bronze
light & plumbing fixtures. All appliances in-
cluded. Oversized rooms. Plenty of side-
walks and slow streets for strolling. Low
utility cost with new insulation, windows
and doors. $945/mo. Call (904)881-0895
for appt.
3/2 MARSH LANDING, 2nd floor, W/D,
fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612-
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.

share house in The Courtyards, near May-
port Naval Station. $400/mo. includes
electric, water, W/D. 249-4367 (nights),
899-9293 (days).
SHARE 3BR/2BA home with responsible
individual. No deposit. $450/mo. All
utilities included. Near Atlantic & Regency.
vate bath. Beach & Kernan or Beach &
San Pablo. 534-3732.
IC WEST- Atlantic Beach or PVB,
$650/mo. Call June, 994-3608.
NICELY FURNISHED room, clean, quiet
home. Utiities included, $450, 333-2624.
RETIRED MALE seeks roommate.
2BR/2BA, Atlantic Beach., No Smoking.
$425/mo. +1/2 utilities. 705-3780.
Hickory Creek area, w/private bathroom,
$550/mo +$225/dep Includes utilities, ca-
ble, W/D, free internet. Jimmy 838-1635,
June 568-6245.

ROOM FOR rent during Bike Week in
Daytona Beach, References exchanged.
NICE, CLEAN 3BR/2BA. $400/mo. +utilit-
ies Call 334-6266.
ROOM FOR rent in my home near ICW.
Hot tub avail. $650/mo. incl. util. Call

OFFICE SPACE, retail setting, turn-key,
Beach Plaza City Center. 242-9000 x222.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room offices,. $375 & $415/mo. TDO Man-
agement, 246-1125.
Prime class-A space for lease. On Isabella
Blvd. Walk to Starbucks in S. Jax Beach.
1230sf. Below market rate. 5% Broker
Commission. 910-2256.
tion area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, In-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
net, 465-2505.
12X12 ROOM inside office building. Fur-
nished or unfurnished. 2320 3rd St., Ste
11, Jax Bch. $500/mo. The Beaches Real-
ty Group 249-2299.
EAST ARLINGTON- various sizes w/large
windows. Easy access to Downtown,
Beachs & 9A. Includes electric, janitorial,
conference room. Long lease not required.
Call (904)642-8600.

ATLANTIC BEACH, steps to ocean, beau- JAX BEACH office space w/kitchen for
tifully renovated 2BR/2BA. $1200/mo. rent. .1000sf. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANY.
lyr. lease. 887-5005. 904-608-6426.

DIVORCE $275-$350* Covers children,
etc. Only one signature' required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees Call weekdays
(800)462-2000 ext. 600. (8am-6pm) Alta
Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.

DINANCE NO. 2008-7947
March 3, 2008 7:00 P.M.
City of Jacksonville Beach
Council Chamber
11 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Council with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting or
hearing, such person may need a record
of the proceedings, and, for such purpose,
such person may need to ensure a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
BL 2/20/08

Notice is hereby given that a WORK-
SHOP MEETING of the City Council of the
City of Neptune Beach, Florida, will be
held on February 25, 2008, at 6:00 p.m.,
in the Council Chambers, 116 First Street,
Neptune Beach, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation to participate
in these meetings should contact the City
Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 p.m. the
day of the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 2/20/08


IN RE: The license to practice radiologic
technology of
Angus\MacVicar, CRT
110 Meadowbrook Dr.
Orange Park, Florida 32073
11815 Lanier Creek Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida 32258
CASE NO.: 2007-15071
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
Billie Jo Owens, Assistant General Coun-
sel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee,
Florida, 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by March 12, 2008, the
matter of the Administrative Complaint will
be presented at an ensuing meeting of the
Board of Radiologic Technology in an in-
formal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)246-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay

BL 2/6, 2/13,2/20,2/27/08

AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
IF YOU are Interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
BECOME DIETARY Manager (average
annual salary $40,374) in eight months in
online program offered by Tennessee
Technology Center, Elizabethton. Details
www.ttcelizabethton.edu. (888)986-2368
or e-mall patricia.roark@
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
ed if qualified. (866)858-2121

HOUSEKEEPER 3 to 4 days per week
flexible hours. Must have references and
own vehicle 210-7857.
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at
www.NFHSonline.com or call us at
Pablo, an assisted living community, has a
great part-time concierge/ receptionist po-
sition available from 4-8pm for a 20 hour
work week. Atria Senior Living Group of-
fers a competitive salary and part-time
benefits. Come join a team that has fun
serving our senior population. For more in-
formation, call (904)821-9900. We are lo-
cated directly across from Mayo Clinic, off
San Pablo Road.

HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
LAW OFFICE in Atlantic Beach, part time.
Telephone, data entry, & typing. Fax re-
sume to: 247-7003 or call Vicky 247-8989.

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Coaches, Winston Family YMCA, 170
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
32082. Requirements: Certified Lifeguard /
CPR/ AED First Aid. Responsibilities: Part
time positions available at the Winston
Family YMCA for an energetic and re-
sponsible lifeguard. Duties performed in-
clude staying alert and keeping a close
watch on pool users to maintain safety,
enforces pool safety rules and YMCA
guidelines, maintains a professional and
courteous relationship with staff and mem-
bers, and always monitors and follows
safety and risk management guidelines.
Work Hours: Monday- Friday and week-
ends. Early morning and afternoon shifts
available. Contact: E-mail resume to
tbowman@firstcoastymca.org or fax
(904)296 6465. Applications can also be
completed at Winston Family YMCA.
YOUTH MINISTRY: Hodges Blvd. Presby-
terian Church, (PCUSA) has an immediate
opening for an interim P/T Director of
Youth Ministries. If you enjoy working in
Youth Ministry and have experience in this
area, please submit resume:
PT COOK needed at Monkey's Uncle Tav-
ern. Must be available Sat., Sun., Mon.
Apply in person.
PROGRESSIVE Dental Team looking for
experienced, outgoing,. RDH for Mon.,
Tues. & Wed. We are about providing our
finest and best dentistry. If this sounds
good to you, call 904-273-9999 or after
hours 904-824-0842.
Julian LeCraw & Co. seeks ind. to provide
exceptional concierge services to resi-
dents incl. poolside services, beach shut-
tles & event planning. HS diploma. Valid
DL. Salary/ benefits. To apply:
NOW HIRING Wait Staff, Bussers, and
Food Runners. The Bridge Market & Bis-
tro, 377 S. Roscoe, PVB. 285-1154.
AFTERNOON CHILD care worker, Ponte
Vedra School. Call 285-2965.

DRIVER NEEDED for company pickup
truck, 40hr. week. Call (904)591-0585.
STAFF ASSOCIATE, computer skills nec-
essary. Please call Ponte Vedra Valley at
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
FRONT DESK Associate in sales. Starting
salary $8.00/hr. M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm. Fax
resume to: (904)278-6172.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT (back office),
Beach location, internal medicine office.
Competetive salary. Experienced only
need apply. Fax resume: 241-0831.
VET TECH, experienced, for busy Animal
Hospital. Apply within 28 Corona Rd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
DRIVERS; LOVE your jobi Bonus & paid
orientation, 36-43 cpm. Earn over $1000
weekly. Excellent benefits. Class A and 3
mos recent OTR required (800)635-8669.
struction Personnel (Skilled and Unskil-
led), 'with transportation, excellent pay,
EXPERIENCED HAIR Dresser needed for
upscale Ponte Vedra Salon. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 280-4247 or

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
FULL-TIME at a Premier Retirement Com-
munity. Experience required. Interior and
some Exterior painting. Excellent benefits.
Applications at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL; Fax to 904-246-9447; e-mail to
jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug-Free
NEEDED for home health & area hospi-
tals. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
HOUSEKEEPER, FT, Mayo Clinic area;
must love animals. No cooking. Referen-
ces required. Experienced. 619-2120.
Peoples First Community Bank has a Full-
Time Teller position available at our Ker-
nan Branch Location. Customer service
and cash handling experience required.
Previous banking experience helpful, but
not mandatory. Please visit our website at
www.peoplesfirst.com for an application
or contact Julie Hollis at
(800)624-9699 ext. 7327 or
jullehollis@peoplesflrst.com or fax
(850)770-7940. You may also apply in
person at: 3475 Kernan Blvd. S., Jackson-
ville, FL 32224. DFWP/ EEO/ AA Employ-
Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently seeking labor need-
ed for golf course landscaping. Experi-
ence preferred. Must have strong work
ethic. Excellent benefits after 90 days with
opportunity to advance. Apply in person
only at the Marsh Landing Clubhouse
Tuesday Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
BARTENDERS: GREAT pay. Celebration
Liquors. Call 992-6665, 11am-3pm.

Full/ part time sales people needed. Apply
at Sea Shells & Coral, 230 North Board-
FT/ benefits/ 401K/ flexible schedule.
Detail oriented Individual. Pay neg. w/exp.
904-246-4827 or email:
facilities@selvamarina.com. DFWP
SALES/ OFFICE Managers- Expansion in
Fort Lauderdale and surroundings. Door
to door experience required. Well estab-
lished product. Salary +comm +medical
benefits. $75K-$100K. Will train (954)315-
1740 or steve@familyreadersclub.com.
More details www.familyreadersclub.
corn/careers. Code fF20.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.

Positions Available
Banquet Server Golf Shop Clerk
Bartender Section Housekeeper
Beverage Server Admin. Assistant
Prep Cook Massage Therapist
Maintenance Engineer Valet/Bellstand

We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
opportunities for advancement and
a caring management staff.
Please apply in person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt.
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Website: www.sawgrassmarriott.com
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070

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Courtyard by Marriott

has these positions available:



House Person

Front Desk Agents

* Hotel Concierge (Tues-Sat 3pm-8pm)

(Knowledge of local area & attractions required.)

Apply in person at Courtyard by Marriot

1617 N. First St.

Jacksonville Beach

We are currently accepting applications for energetic, customer
service oriented team members for the following positions:

Diningroom Captain
Diningroom Server
Diningro' 'Atteindant

Seasonal Opportunities
Diningroom Attendant/Barback
Great opportunity to work in an oceanfront resort with
terrific earning potential. We offer an excellent benefits package
including medical/dental, life insurance, sick and vacation days,
and discounts at our retail outlets, golf course and spa.

Apply in person to:
607 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

For additional information call 280-6076
See current openings at: Profiles.hospitalityonline.com/211464
Drug Free Workplace EOE

At Ponte Vedra Beach

S Expect Nothing Less
|V | F F,' Than "Five Diamonds"
Do something special for yourself today! Work with one of the
premier luxury resorts in the world by joining the elite staff at Ponte
Vedra Inn & Club. Our exceptional work environment is one of the
most sought after for career satisfaction.
We have the following full-time positions available:

Equipment Operators Server Assistants

Room Attendants


Room Inspector

Housekeeping Turndown

IS Technician

Nail Technician

' Lifeguards Wanted

Testing Dates & Times
(You only need to attend one!)
Dates: Feb. 20"' 28th 2008
Times: Monday 6pm, Thurs. 6pm, Sat. 12:00pm

Test MUST be completed by February 28th, 2008
For immediate consideration apply in person to:
Human Resources between 9am- 4pm
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 32082
Job Line: (904) 280-3607
Fax: (904) 273-7753

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Full-time position available to right person
at our oceanfront condominium. General
maintenance work including cleaning,
painting, pool cleaning, overseeing con-
tractors, and other reasonable duties as-
sociated with condominium upkeep. Non-
smoker, good personality skills a must.
Above average pay, good working condi-
tions. Send resume to: Maintenance Posi-
tion, P.O. Box 49245, Jacksonville Beach,
FL 32250.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person at 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
website: www.cojb.jobs Drug free work
environment, EOE, VP.
COUNTER HELP, Dry Cleaners Ponte
Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
growing personal training company. Expe-
rience is a must. Superior Image Personal
Fitness. info@thesuperionmage.com.
BOOTH RENTAL available in Atlantic
Beach Beauty Salon. $150/wk. 247-4307.

Needed for home health & area hospitals.
$8/hr. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
DRIVER- BYNUM Tranport needs quali-
fied drivers for Central Florida- Local &
National OTR positions. Food grade tank-
er, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,,
competitive pay, new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-

Growing company is adding lead operator
at Southside facility. Must have experi-
ence in commercial environment and
training others. Mon.-Fri., 7am-4pm. Ben-
efits, vacation, paid holidays. Apply in per-
son at Hurricane Armor: 10302 Deerwood
Park Blvd., Suite 200. Best wages for
those that can demonstrate skills.
' FRONT DESK positions available at busy
pediatric office at the beach. Fax resume
to: 249-7323.
5pm, M-F, Jax Bch office. Must have ex-
cellent customer service experience. Need
excellent people skills. Please fax resume
to (904)246-9008.
SALES AGENTS needed for expansion in
Fort Lauderdale and surroundings. Well
established product/ company. 50K +ben-
efits. Will train (954)315-1740 or
code F10.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full. time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
AL'S PIZZA at 635 AIA North now hiring
AM and PM Dishwashers and Cashiers.
Please apply in person.

Experienced, PT/FT. Ponte Vedra. Call or
fax resume to: 285-3128.

NEEDS FULL time Host/ Hostess & Ex-
perienced Servers with open availability.
Apply within 1018 North 3rd St., Mon- Fri,
2pm- 4pm.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com

ADVERTISERS IN this category are not
offering jobs. They are offering job-related
services and may charge fees. Readers
are advised to exercise caution before giv-
ing credit card information over the phone
without knowing what specific product or
service they will receive.

ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 BO02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!

WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
Information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings In this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to Incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.
SEEKING PARTNER- Investor for trade
shows in Jacksonville. More info
Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7

BABY SITTING in my home for 1-3 yrs.
old, FT/PT. References. Call 220-7493.
OPENINGS 3 & 4 year olds, PT/ FT, Gold
Seal. Beaches Academy, 246-3885.
OPENINGS FOR 1 to 3 year olds, full or
part time. Refs, good hours & rates. Call
I will pamper your children. CNA/ HHA/
CPR/ First Aid. Flexible hours (back-up
your babysitter). 645-1813, 338-2200.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please, call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
Private CNA/ HHA, exp., CPR/ First Aid.
Flexible shifts. $10-12/hr. Call 645-1813,
VERY DEPENDABLE & honest, state cer-
tified CNA that will provide good quality
care In your home or facility. Call Sandra,
years experience seeks new position. Ex-
tremely dependable and caring. Excellent
references. Call Leslie 612-4751.
Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to care for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
home, assisted living. Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.
SEEKING P/T Caregiver, needs own
transportation, would be responsible
for light housekeeping, cooking, run-
ning errands. Days needed would be
Mon, Sat, and Sun, 10am-7pm. Referen-
ces required. Call 904-241-9042.
STATE Certified HI-A/ CNA/ Sitter will
give quality care for elderly In the privacy
of their own home. Call Veronica at
(904)783-9151 or (904)887-1010.

"More than a service, more like a friend."
Transportation to doctor's, shopping, etc.
Will also visit your loved one for you in
nursing home. 220-0129.

TRIM WALK Manual Treadmill $75. Folds
for small space. 247-3145.

WE BUY Scrap Gold.for Cash Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com

Estate Jewelry and scrap gold
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WASHER & dryer, Maytag Super capaci- N M ;iB HO" SL "Too mu.h to
ty, 12 cycles, 3yrs old, $500 both. Still un- lNEIGHBORHOOD SALE. Too much to
der warranty with Sears. 280-7545. list. Sat, 8am-? Pullian St. & Osceola.

BEDROOM SET, cherry finish, excellent
condition, (double bed, chest of drawers,
and changing table). $450. 285-5260.
PATIO SET: glass table w/ six chairs, ex-
cellent condition, $300, 285-5260.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
BLACK FUR coat (med-Lg) hip length,
beautiful, $325, 285-5260.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $175 for
.both, 641-9667, 838-5411.
50 FOOT tower. Purchased three years;
never mounted. No rust, 5 sections. Paid
$386. Please call (904)566-9100.,
JUKE BOX rock-ola 1960's, excellent con-
dition $950, 285-8697.
28 LINEAR FT. heavy duty aluminum ex-
tension ladder, $140, 881-4640.
6'X12' UTILITY Trailer, 07', $2500 OBO.
Call 635-1344.
1 YR old Kenmore gas grill 3900btu $100.
King size sleigh bed/ triple dresser/ ar-
moire/ 2 night stands with granite tops,
light birch wood color, purchased from Lib-
erty 2004 for $10,000. Asking $3500.
Beige leather theater group, 3 yrs old, new
$5000 from Havertys, asking $2000 pho-
tos available through email. 280-7545,
HOT TUB, 4 PERSON, Aquaspa, 10mos
old, still under warranty, easy lift cover.
New $5000, asking $2000. 280-7545.
COUCH & Loveseat, must see, excellent
condition, cream color, $450 for set.
Please call Samantha at 813-2085.
CEDAR CHEST, extra large, excellent
condition, 1930's, $425. 285-5260.
FRENCH DOORS 1-1/4quarter Oak, ten
lights, includes hardware. $50/each
OAK DINETTE, 3 1/2'x5' table, w/4 cush-
ioned chairs brand new condition. $175.
386-8460, 543-9029.
1997 YAMAHA WaveRunner w/trailer.
Runs great, $2100 OBO. (904)477-0633.
stock Olson Scrolling Saw Blades..visit
our online store.
51" HDTV Sony, rear projection, $800
OBO 241-9476.
CHINA CABINET w/light, $350; entertain-
ment center fits 36" TV, $100; sofa, blue,
3 sectional, $450, 249-0622.
2 BIRD cages, 1 Lg $125, 1 med.($75).
Chair & ottoman $150 (hardly used). Call.

APARTMENT 323, Beaches Hamlet, 1610
Shelter Ave. Selling everything. Sun.,

Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville Beaches
Saturday, February 23rd from 8am-3pm.
held indoors at the Jacksonville Beach
American Legion Post 129, Corner of 4th
Street & 11th Avenue S. Office and resi-
dential furniture, rugs,, TVs, sporting
goods, pinball machine and many miscel-
laneous items.

CHRIST UNITED Methodist Church, 400
Penman Rd., is collecting donated items
-for their spring Rummage Sale, to be held
on Fri., March 14 & Sat., March 15, 9am-
3pm, both days. Soup, drinks, sandwich-
es, & desserts will be sold. 249-5370.

LOTS OF good stuff. Sat., 7am until. 750'
Cavalla Road.

MOVING SALE: antique furniture, glass-
ware, books, cookbooks, household/ kitch-
en items, plants bikes, lawn & garden,
sporting goods, furniture. Make an offer.
Sat., 8:30-? Near Girvin & Kernan. 14029
Broken Bow Dr. S.

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1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp; fish finder,
lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.

2004 HONDA VTX 1300, 1600 miles,
black, Cobra pipes, lowering kit. Mint con-
dition, $5000, (904)472-6515.
HARLEY DAVIDSON, 1998 HD, 95th An-
niversary 1200 custom Sportster, $5500.
BIKE WEEK Special, 2001 Harley David-
son XL 1200C Sportster, extra chrome,
custom seat, new tires/ brakes/ battery,
6000 miles, excellent condition, $5999.

2007 KEYSTONE Mountaineer travel trail-
er, 31RLP, like new, many extras,
$24,900, (904)491-6008.

CLEAN, QUALITY, full size mattress andlike new.
box spring, $100. Can deliver, 246-1832. 200 OBOX Van E246-8330.
$22,000 OBO. 246-8330..


RATTAN & Wicker pieces: chairs $15, pa-
tio set $75, etagere $40, rugs $5,

2000 MRU Gnm ishe

2000 MERCURY Grand Marquis, leather
ONE BASE kitchen cabinet, 3 double up- interior, 19,000 miles, like new, $5000.
per cabinets, light oak, excellent condition, ` 246-8510.
$350. 285-5260.
DRVVAW o ui cover01 ,'10,00 iie-a..

OAK STORAGE chest on wheels, 1920's,
$175. 285-5260.
SAWMILLS FROM only $2990- Convert
your logs to valuable lumber with your
own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available. www.norwood-
sawmills.com/300N -Free information:
(800)578-1363- Ext: 300-N

?'F R'SQUIER' Strat" Affinity 'series,

HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
cut from antique Pine timbers. Installation,
stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
249-8310. Lic. ST-5903.

SMALL TRAVEL travel under 30', a little
rough ok, must be movable and water
tight, all basic systems work, no generator
ok, call after 8am, 534-8627.

BMW 325 CSI convertible, 45,uuu000 miles;
black with leather; loaded; 1999 mint con-
dition, $15,000. 904-647-1418.
w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.


All or none. Ounces to a ton. Groceries,
Take-out, Refrigerators, etc. 614-0422.
GOING AWAY? Let us care for your
home. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
20 years.

PADGETT'S A/C & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
customer service are demanded call
588-5222 Financing available.
Free Estimates on replacements. License
CAC1814887. Credit cards accepted.

Quality residential & commercial cleaning.
Free estimates, 15 years experience.
Celeste, 376-0628.
Specializing in residential and commercial
services, 7 days a week. (904)910-4039.
experience, w/references, has openings in
Ponte Vedra Beach area. Cleaning also
available for move-ins/ outs. 'Call now
while slots still open. (904)239-2137.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available!
Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.
or Child Care, and more. PVB referen-
ces 534-3732.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 382-9927.
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BEACH BOYS Firewood. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Call 759-1612.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:

Small to medium moves/ any distance/ flat
rates. Garage clean-outs/ debris removal.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 .or
email: classified@beachesleader.com

Residential/ commercial.
Visit us at www.myjaxpro.com
Free estimates, 707-8630.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
this category please call 904-249-9033 or cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
email: classified@beachesleader.com Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.

ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.
REPAIR YOUR sprinklers before summer!,
Also spring clean-ups..Call Ken 294-2636.

Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. (904)524-8660.
shrubs, trees, edging & clean- up. Profes-
sional & motivated. (904)803-8201.
WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
Pam 742-7769.
WE HAVE been showing up on time, trim-
ming bushes & controlling weeds for over
10 years in Jax Beach. For a limited time
only we are accepting new lawn clients for
summer. BerkshireWaterGardens.com

Rates, Free Estimates & References. Call
J.W. Downs (cell) 626-5234 or 246-8344.

Blow, Hedges, Edge, Palm Tree Trim-
ming, Tractor Work, Clean-ups. 537-7944.

WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.

LICENSED PAINT Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
(904)613-1271, (904)724-6043.
STEVEN'S HOME Improvements. Int./
ext. painting, faux finishes, wood replace-
ment, pressure washing & more. Lic. &
ins. We guarantee our workI (904)247-
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.
35 years experience at the Beach.
Licensed & insured. 305-6320.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com

JJ'S POOL Cleaning Service, monthly
service, one time cleaning & repairs. Call
JJ, (904)962-6939.

Providing quality installationon on flooring,
cabinets, moldings, and interior/ exterior
doors. Licensed and insured/ Free esti-
mates. Over 25yrs. of experience.
exterior remodeling, fences, decks, paint-
ing, flooring & morel Licensed/ Insured.
30 years experience. Free estimates.
WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco, repairs. Licensed
General Contractor. 247-2274.

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ing in drywall & home maintenance. Lic. &
Ins. (904)509-2849.


Hom RepaIWIOirsI

SECOND HUSBAND .Handyman Serve
ices: Carpentry, rough to finish, Drywall,
Texturing, Painting, Tile, Renovations,
Honest, Dependable. Rick (904)885-0164.
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
All types of home repairs: rotten wood,
siding, termite damage, rain gutters, roof
leaks, sundeck painting, pressure wash-
ing, doors, windows, counter tops & more.
Serving the Beaches since 1990. Li-
censed, insured. Free estimates. AI,
HANDYMAN A-Z, interior/ exterior; profes-
sinal & motivated. (904)803-8201.

ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad.'under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB

5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC1326983.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com

Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.
STUMP GRINDING: Resonable prices;
free estimates. Call Betsy, 424-1399.


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Nease boys soccer: 2008 state champions

Photos by Rob DeAngelo


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ABOVE: Nease High forward A. Jay Nelson heads in the first of his six goals against Clay High in
the district semifinals Jan. 23. The Panthers won, 9-1, to earn a berth is the state playoffs for a
second consecutive season: Nelson scored the winning goal on a penalty kick last Friday in
Nease's 2-1 victory over Gulf Breeze in the Class 4A state championship game.

S... ...LEFT: Panthers forward Alex Castellanos (3) is pushed to the ground by Orlando Bishop Moore
goalkeeper Pablo Rodriguez during the regional final Feb. 8 at Panther Stadium. Castellanos did-
n't score, but teammate Filip Ivanov scooped up the rebound and put one into the back of the net
-.. -.- as Nease earned a 3-1 victory and moved to last week's state semifinals at Lockhart.Stadium in
Fort Lauderdale.
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ABOVE: Nease High junior Filip Ivanov (in white) led the
Panthers this season with 34 goals and 22 assists.
BELOW: Panthers Alex Castellanos, left, and A. Jay Nelson col-
lide while trying to head the ball off a corner kick during the dis- .
trict final against Menendez High.

group opened 88 new

checking accounts.

Those checking accounts helped fund new playground equipment, so just imagine what
you could do. For every member of your group who opens a checking account with
SunTrust, we'll donate $100 to the qualified non-profit organization of your choice.
Simply open your SunTrust checking account, accept and make any purchase with your new
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donate $100 in your name to the cause of your choice, which means you and likeminded
friends can make something very special happen. If your cause is a little more personal,
you can get a $50 SunTrust Visa Gift Card instead

SunTrust also offers SunPoints for Charity,' an ongoing rewards program
that lets you keep supporting your favorite cause by turning everyday
banking into everyday giving.

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