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Sisters Addison, Amelia
and Ansley Cutshaw,
above, admire seashell-
themed decorations at
the 16th annual
Christmas Crafts Bazaar
on Saturday at the
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center.
American Beach textile
artist Billie McCray's pin-
cushions and other items
are made from fabric
scrap and found items.
.right. ary Ann Robles
arranges some of her
handmade crochet craft-
work, below. A cheerful
snowman decoration
awaits a buyer.
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County to replace

cooling system

in new building?

The county has threatened tosue
a contractor over what it called
"improperly designed elements" of the
cooling system in its new Emergency
Operations Center. It may have to
replace the system at a cost of $65,000.
Unable to resolve an ongoing dis-
pute with Mandese White
Construction, Inc., the Nassau County
Commission is headed toward litiga-
tion, according to County Attorney
David Hallman.
That's what he told the Gainesville-
based contractor in a Dec. 8 letter
informing it of the county's intention
to consider replacing an air-condi-
tioning system cooling the JEOC's
information technology server room.
"The purpose of this letter is to
advise you that as a result of the coun-
ty's inability to satisfactorily, resolve
with you disputes related to improp-
erly designed elements of the IT serv-
er, mechanical cooling and humidity
control system, arbitration or litiga-
tion appears inevitable," wiote
He told the contractor the com-
mission is considering an emergency

purchase of two 5-ton air cooled
Liebert DX split systems to modify
the existing systems at the EOC.
But that purchase request baffled
commissioners at Monday's meeting
even as County Manager Ted Selby
urged timely action specifically, pur-
chasing replacement systems at a cost
of $65,000.
"We have reached a point where
we feel very strongly that if we don't
take some corrective action, we are
putting at risk several-hundred thou-
sand dollars property of computer
equipment," Selby said.
Selby deferred commissioners'
questions on the subject to Facilities
Maintenance Director Tim Milligan.
"What I'd like to ask, and I'm not
trying to put Mr. Milligan on the spot,
is how did we come to the staff rec-
ommendation of where we're at now?"
asked Commissioner Stacy Johnson.
Milligan said that Pat Norris, adis-
tributor with Liebert, evaluated the
server room's systems. "Lieberts are
specifically designed and built for data
server equipment rooms," he said.
The revelation prompted Chair
Walter Boatwright to criticize the prac-
EOC Continued on 3A

Wrestling coaches

may lose their jobs

Two Fernandina Beach High
School wrestling coaches will lose their
jobs Jan. 12 if the Nassau County
School Board accepts the superinten-
dent's recommendation.
Mark Durr, the head wrestling
coach, would no longer coach
wrestling, but he would keep his teach-
ing job and may continue to coach
other sports. Durr would lose the sup-
plemental pay he receives to coach
John Williams, a paid community
coach who is not a teacher, would no
l.,nger coach wrestling.
Nassau County Schools
Superintendent John Ruis said in a
memo that he has suspended the
coaches for the remainder of the sea-
s',n and will recommend termination of
their jobs as wrestling coaches.
The wrestling program may resume
i n time for a scheduled Jan. 18 meet if
a new coach can be hired before then,
according to Sharyl Wood, executive
director of administrative services for
the schools.
"The wrestling program is no

longer suspended," Wood said
Thursday. "It's pending the appoint-
ment of a new coach."
Five students have been disciplined
in the wake of a freshman wrestler
being paddled severely by other
wrestlers last month. A school investi-
gation of the incident, which deter-
mined that hazing did take place, is
completed. A police investigation of
the hazing incident continues to deter-
mine if a crime was committed.
"Ifs the sincere desire of the school
to continue the wrestling program" for
the benefit of those student wrestlers
who were not involved in the hazing,
Wood said. The next meets are sched-
uled Jan. 18 and Jan. 25. Some meets
have been canceled as a result of the
Both Durr and Williams have
coached the FBH Swrestling team in
recent years. Williams did more of the
actual coaching; in fact, Durr was still
coaching the cross-country team when
wrestling practices began this fall.
Community coaches are school
employees who are hired specifically
for the purpose of assisting athletic
WRESTLING Continued on 3A

Nassau schools graduation rate 3rd in state

C-mmurfify \e'a, i.p-cI

Ni ssa-i C6unty has the third high-
est graduation rate in'the state.
Figures from the-2010-11 school
year show Nassau rose three spots
from 2009-10 results.
According to data from the Florida
Department of Education, 93.8 per-
cent of Nassau's high school seniors in
2010-11 graduated compared to 89.5
percent in 2009-10. By comparison,
Duval County saw a 4.6 percent

increase from 66.6
percent to 71.2 per-
cent in graduated
Nassau. County
S c h o'.o-1 s
Superintendent Dr.
John Ruis praised
the efforts of data
Ruis entry operators,
teachers, guidance
counselors, adminis-
trators and staff for monitoring stu-
dents to ensure graduation require-;

ments are met.
, "To accomplish this requires the
efforts of a lot of people," he said
Area school administrators inten-
sified efforts in the past two years to
meet new state requirements for high
school grades. As part of the imple-
mentation plan, administrators stepped
up online course offerings and tar-
geted class credit deficiencies and
GPA requirements.
'"We'can talk about programs and
data transmissions and that kind of

thing, but it's the people behind it that
count," Ruis said.
Nassau's dropout rates continue to
decline. In 2010-11, the dropout rate
fell to 0.4 percent from a graduation
cohort of 780 students. The previous
academic year saw the early depar-
ture of 1.3 percent.
Nassau County ranks sixth in the
state for low dropout rates.
Comparatively, Duval County's
dropout rate increased from 2.2 per-
cent the previous academic year to
2.3 percent in 2010-11.

"We're just really tickled about it,"
Ruis said of the ranking. "It's awe-
The school district continues to
increase focus on assisting low-per-
forming students.
"When the school personnel have
direct one-on-one contact with the stu-
dent, that has a definite impression
with students," he said. "Once stu-
dents have success, they knowthey
can achieve."
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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 16.2011 NEWS News-Leader


Martha C. Flegal
Martha C. Flegal, age 70,
passed away on Sunday
December 11, 2011 at home in
Feriandina Beach FL.
Martha was raised at the
Jersey Shore and graduated
from St: Rose High School in
Belmar, "NJ.
She raised four
children in the
suburbs of Wil-
mington, DE
S and worked in
human re-
sources for the
DuPont Company. Later she
graduated from the University
of North Florida in Jacksonville.
.Martha had a pleasant, out-
going personality and was
devoted to family and friends.
,She enjoyed reading, walking
at the beach and was active in
the North Hampton Book Club.
She is survived by her hus,
band of 30 years, George J.
Flegal, two daughters: Karen
Ashmore of Honeydew, CA and
Christine Cintron and her hus-
band Ralph ofWilmington, DE,
one son, Gregory Ashmore of
Wilmington, DE and a sister,
Barbara Kraft ainl her husband
Terryof Ocean Grove, NJ,and
a brother,. Martin Clark of
Arizona. She also adored her
S 11grandchildren: Danny, Amy,
Amanca, Dylan, Shane, Jake,
Kate, Justin, Lauren, Will and
Martha was predeceased by
her parents, Tom and Martha
Clark, and her son, Willard E:
Ashmore, III. .s
A Memorial Gathering, will
be held from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.
SSunday, December 18, at the
Amenities, Center. for North.
Hampton subdivision located at
the entrance to North Hampton
on AmeliaConcourse.
I' For imo're information and
to sigh 1.il, l~u,'s online regis-
ter.book please visit the Green
Pine website at www.green-
Green Pine Funeral Home

James N. Gillis
Mr. James N. Gillis, more
affectionately known as "Cap'n
"Jim" and 'PawPaw~", age 83;,
passed away on Tuesday morn-
ing, December 13, 2011, sur-
rounded,,by his family at his
Yulee home.
; Born in Coffee -County,,
GeC-,rg;a. he was thb'eldiEt'St6b
of the late .Earnest and Pauline
Un d e-weo,o d
Gillis. Being
raised in rural
South Georgia;
he,was raised.
in a family of
At the age of 6,
his father died from a field fire
induced pneumonia, leaving a
young son and his hard working
mother to raise his younger sib-
-lings. Mr. Gillis eventually
Joined the U.S. Army where he
served with the Mili-tary Police.



JULY 3,1906'- DECEMER 16,2000
Sunshine passes, shadows fill,
Love's remembrance outlasts all;
And though the years are many,
SThey are filled with
remembrance of you.
Love, .Your Children


While serving in the military,
he met his future wife, Kathleen
Wright, of Scot-tsboro, AL. In
1954 they were married. Shortly
thereafter, he was discharged
from active duty as he and his
new wife settled in Polk County,
FL. While living near family in
Polk County, Mr. and Mrs. Gilis
increased the size of their fam-
ily with four children.
In 1964, the' Gillis family
came to Nassau County, living
for a short time in Blackrock -
before settling on Harts Road in
Yulee. Mr. Gillis worked with
Suburban Propane for a short
period of time before launching
a long career as a Commercial
Shrimper. Commonly known
and respected as "Cap'n Jim",
he captained various shrimp
Boats in the area for close to 30
years before retiring in 1995.
Mr. Gillis was an avid gar-
dener with a powerful green
thumb and was also a good
musician, singing and playing
the guitar. He taught his chil-
dren the love of music.
He is preceded in death by
his youngest son, Jeffery Allen
Gillis, who passed away in
.December' of 1985, his wife,
Kathleen Gillis, who passed
away in March of 2009, a broth-
er,- Beecher E, "Pert" Gillis
(Claudette) of Shreveport, LA
and a brother inlaw, John Smith,
of Fernandina Beach, FL '
"Cap'n Jim" leaves behind
his loving children he cher-
ished, Kathie Ann Spivey
(John), Yulee, 'FL, Jina Gillis-
Rosencrans (Tom), Northum-
berland, PA, Jim Gillis (Phyllis),
Jacksonville, FL, his surviving,
siblings, Harvey Lee Gillis (Val),
Lafayette, LA, Ray Gillis
(Peggy), Dacula, GA, Taunce
Smith, Fernandina Beach, FL,
E.L. Meeks (Bobbie), Axson,
GA, his seven loving and devot-
ed grandchildren, he cherished,
Chris Spivey (Danielle),.Sarah
Spivey, Heather Starks (Ca--
thell), Andrea Robinson (Pat-
rick), James Gillis III, Hannah
Rosencrans and Casey Rosen-
crans; his five great-grandchil-
dren he adored, Nadia, C.J. and
Zane Ball-Starks, Hazlee Kate
Spjvey and Grace Lynn Robin-
son as well as many nieces and
nephews. .
Mr. Gillis had close neigh-
bors, dear friends, who looked
out for him and fed him well in-
the last few years.'
; u,- Funeral services will be at
"2:-00 pm5 today, from 'th gl-ave-
- "side in Hughes Cemetery with
Pastor Mike Kw iatkowiki, offi-
ciating.iHe will be laid to rest in
the family section with his wife
and son.
Friends called on Thursday
from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Oxley
HeardFuneral Home.
Please share his life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
RiShon Richardr

South Carolina. He was one of
10 children (7 have preceded
him in death) born to the late.
B.E and Agnes Brogdon
Hildebrand. His early education
was in Winnsboro, SC. He came
to know the Lord at an early
age. 'He attended Allen
University, Payne Theological
Seminary, Boston University,
Wilberforce University and
Morris Brown College, earning
multiple degre-
es. He became
an ordained'
minister in the
African Metho-
dist Episcopal
Church as a
young Adult...
He served as pastor in Ohio,
Rhode Island, Delaware: and
New York, was president of
New York Branch of the'
NAACP during the sixties, and
president of The Protestant
Council of Churches in
Manhattari, NY.
He became a Bishop in the
AME Church in 1972 and was.
active until 1992. His assign-
ments included Georgia, New
York, .Bermuda, Ohio; West
Virginia, and- Western
Pennsylvania .
After retirement as an
active Bishop, h'e rnioved'to ,
Fernandina Beach,' FL and
served as pastor of Historic
Macedonia AMlE Church fomu
1998 until November 2002.
remaining an acirive until his
He leaves to cherish his
memory, his wife Zelgloria
Kegler Hildebrand; daughters
Camille Hildebrand :of
Fernandina Beach, FL and
Karen Crosby (Bill) of Pompano
Beach, FL; Sister Agnes
Hildebrand of Sumter, SC,
brother Eugene Hildebrand of
Orangeburg, SC; a grand-
daughter,- Sienna Crosby of
Pompano Beach, FL; three step-
children; James H. McDonald
(Renee) of Woodstock,; MD,
Shelly; McDonald-Pinkett
(Martin) of Glendale, MD, and
Kenneth R. McDonald of
Baltimore, MD; five step grand-
children: James, III,.Alise,
Damien, Endia and Aaron; a
host of nieces, nephews and
,friends." '
The wake willbe held today,.
December 16, 2011 from 5 to 7
PM at Historic MacedoniaAME.
Church at 202 So. 9th St.
FernandinaBeach..FL. Home-
going Services will be Saturday,
December 17,.2011 at 11 AM
atSt Paul AME Chlu ch at 6910
Nev. Kingis Road. Jacksonville.
FL lntel mrieni v.ill be in Bosque
Bell Cenmel-ei' v. Fernandina
Beach. FL
SIIn lieu of Iloers donations
can be mnade to Historic Mlac,-.
donia AME Church, Building
Fund, at 202 So. 9th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL. .'
Huff & B.jri Funrir.dilHjne

Allen Hildebrand, DEATH NOTICE
Bishop 'Richard ;Allen
Hildebrand; age 95, of Fernan- Miss Flossie Everett, age
din Beach, FL, passed away., 101. ,f Hilliard died urn
SMonday, December12,2011. : ,Thai day. Dec 15, 21)1.
He was born in Winnsboro, Oiley-HeardFuneralDirectors.

Renters, knowyour rights

Foreclosure is defined as the
legal process that a lender uses'
Ato repossess a house. The bank
takes possession of the house.:
As a'tenant you have certain
rights due to the federal "Pro-
tecting Tenants at Foreclosure
Act of 2009 (S.896).
This law,protects renters in
two ways: 1) Renters with no
lease or.a month to month lease
must be given at least 90 days'.
notice before they are required

511 Ash Street,
Fernandina Beach FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
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Beach,FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Femandina Beach, Fla. (USPS
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whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. The News-Leader october only be sold by persons
or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director.
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial
responsibility ior typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly, the
part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprint-
ed. All advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher. The News-Leader
reserves the right to correctly classify, edit or delete any objectionable wording or
reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if
.it is.determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the gen-
eral standard of advertising acceptance.
Mail in Nassau County ....... .. .... ........ .$39.00
Mail out of Nassau County. . . ... .. ...$65.00

Community News:
Monday,.5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:.
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

I ncorpora

Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.'
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
Classified Ads: Wednesday, 5:09 p.m.
Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
* Monday holidays will move the
Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m.

to vacate the pi op-er y. or 2) If
the tenant has a lease lasting.
longer than a month, the renter
is permitted to remain in the
home for the duration of the.
lease. However, if the fore-
closed home is being bought
and the buyers. intend to live
there, then only a 90 days'
notice must be given. '
For information visit www.
and www.hid.gov/foreclosure/

Safeguard home while away

TAMPA- Millions of Americans will leave mail so it doesn't pile up.
their home in the coming weeks to spend the Abt Ask a neighbor to pick up
holidays with friends and family, and while your mail and newspapers
everyone finalizes their travel plans and preps. so they don't pile up in
their vehicle for a road trip, many may forget your front yard. If a neigh-
to safeguard their home while their away. bor is not an option, sim-
Burglars look forward to this time of year as ply call the post office
much as anyone else, since they know more and/or newspaper and
homes will be vacant than any other time of ask them to put a stop on delivery.
the year. Walk around your home and make sure all
"Without realizing it, many families leave doors and windows are tightly secured.
their home vulnerable to burglaries when Check to see if there is any "wiggle room"
they leave for their holiday vacations," said that could allow a thief to pry open a window
Angie LaPlant, AAA insurance spokesperson, or door. Also make sure there is nothing
The Auto Club Group. "Homeowners should around your home that can be used to climb
take every precaution possibletoensure their to upper floors.
home looks lived-in while they are away and Don't announce yourvacation in a voice
make an inventory of any big ticket items in mail, e-mail or a social media platform. While
case a theft occurs and they need to file an it's important to let a neighbor know you will.
insurance claim. If anyone has questions be away to keep an'eye on your home, don't
about what.is and isn't covered in the event of broadcast it online or in a voicemail where
a home burglary, it's recommended they con- strangers will be able to learn when your
tact their'insurance agent." away, making it easier for them to time a bur-
A standard homeowner's insurance policy glary.
typically covers furniture, electronics, sports Don't put your home address on luggage
equipment and other personal items if they tags. This gives a potential thief the address
are stolen. Most companies provide coverage of your home arid acon[irmation you won't be
up to 70 percent of theamount of insurance there.,Simply put your name, phone number
carried on the structure of a home. For exam- and/or e-mail address.on luggage tags for conh"
ple, someone with $100,000 worth of insur- tact purposes.' '
ance on the structure of their home would Contact your insurance agent prior to leav-
have between 850,000 to $70,000 worth of ing foirvacation; If anyone has questions
coverage tor their belongings. It's important. about-what's insured in their home, it's best
to note that jewelry, fine art, firearms and. to contact youi ins.iirance agent before a trip
otler high-value items mayhave limited tu discuss deductibles and coverage limita-
amountsof coverage. tions. .,.
To protect your home from burglars this .The'Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second"
holiday season, make your house looklived-in lai gest AAALclub in North America ACG'
while on vacation Put timers on afewlights belongs to the national AAA federation with
at various times and set one'up to a talk-radio ':nearly. 33 million members in the United
station to make it seem as though people are States and Canada and whose mission
in the house. includes protecting and advancing freedom of;
Make sure to stop your newspaper and/or, rmobilily and impl moving traffic safety.


Kiwanis Club
STheFernandina Beach
Kiwanis.Club meets the first-
three Mondays each month
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf:Club on Bill Melton
Road. This is a dinner meet-
ing from 6:30-8 p.m. Contact
Don Lyons at home, 432-
8194, or by cell at,(978)
Optmist clubs
SThe Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at
noon' at Murray's Grille on
A1A in Yrlee. Call 753-0091.

*The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Clubmeets each '
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club. Call Bernice
Kellev at 261-7923 or Barb'
SKent at 277-4071.
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
a.m.-l p.m. at theFlorida
HouseInn on South Third
Street. They will not meet
Dec. 21 and 28 due to the
holidays. Call Melanie .
Feirtn-ira at 321-5675..,,. "
* '- ' -'
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
each Friday from 7:30-8:30
a.m.,at theFernandiia ,
Beach Glf Club on Bill .
Melton Road Contact
President Katey Breen at
kateybree-n"viomcast net or
visit wv- ameliaislandro-
tary.com.: ..
Guh courses
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates Inc. offers gun courses
at the Range & Educational
Training Center in Nassau
County. A Concealed Wea-
pon License Course will be
offered Dec. 18, 20 and 30 at
5 p.m.'
A Basic with Defen-sive
Tactics Course will be
offered.Dec.17, Jan. 7 and
21 at 7:45 a.m Contact

Belsor at 491-8358,476 2'03;
or gbilson@ 'bellsouth.net
Visit wwwv TheBelsonGroup
Blood drive
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive o
on Dec; 17 from 10 a.m.-4 .-
p.m. a Publix, 1421 Sadlei-
Road. For information visit
Recycle center
The Nassau County
Convenience Recycle Center
will b' open Dec. 21 from.
8:30.,a.m.-12:30 p.m., will
close Dec. 23-26 for the
Christmas holiday and
reopen D I' 7 II .' aa mi. F,,r :i
in fo1in i: r,;oi c. ontar c ih-Solid
Waste Department at 548-
'4972 or visit www.nas-
saucountvfl com and click on
Depar tnments. Solid Waste
Libraries closed.
The Nassau County
"-Public Libral y System will
be closed Deci 23-26 and Jan.
S1 during the holiday season.
The book drops will remain
Donations wanted
SThe Nassau Humane
SSociety ill uoon be opening
a "gently uised" stol eat r 12
S Eighth St. in Feriiandina
Beach (next to Half Time
Sports Bai)
Th- store will be called
.. "So:nd Chantces""and all
pil ceeds will benefit home-
less animals at the'NHS shel-
ti on Ail poi t Road -who
al e wairing for theil second
chance at a hitter life '',
The Humane Society is
gratefully accepting dona -
tions of clothing, household
items, furniture, books; etc..
(please no computers or
The grand opening is
planned for next month. Call
Penny Landregan at 277-
1152 or (904) 537-6564 for
information or donation
drop-off locations. Display
shelves and bookcases for
the new store are also need-
ed please contact

Open meetings are open
to anyone, including non-
alcoholics, families, etc.,
who may be interested in
Alcoholics Anonymous. All
scheduled AA meetings are.
non-smoking and one hour
: in duration.

Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings for people who
have, or think they may
have, a drinking problem
are held Mondays at noon
and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at'
Prince of Peace Lutheran.
Church, on Atlantic Avenue.
Please enter through the
side door.

The Fernandina Beach
Group meets; in-the Amelia.
Roon,. I'6' S Seventh St...
Monday at 6:30 p.m.
(beginners). Tuesday at
6:30 p.m (open discus-
sion); W\ednesdays at 7 am.
(open.-12:& 12 study) and
11I am (open step meet-:
ing); Thursdays at 7 a.m.
(open Big Book study), 11
a.m: (open discussion)
and 6;30 pm. (open -:Big.
SBook study); Fridays at 11
am. (open Big Book
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meditation, speaker); and
Saturday at 7 a.m. (ope-
discussion) and 6:30 p.m.
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'Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m.
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Thursday at 8 p.m. (open -
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p.m. (open.- discussion);
and Saturdays at 8 a.m.
(open discussion) and 8
p.m. (open relationships).
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meeting). Beach meetings
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actual study was performed in Orange County, Fla. Financial
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County approves new district lines


The Nassau County
Commission adopted new dis-
trict lines Monday, shrinking
the Yulee district because of
growing population and dis-
placing one commissioner from
his elected district. The new
districts would be effective in
subsequent elections.
Led by Commissioner Steve
Kelley, who would no longer
live. in District 2 and joins
Commissioner Danny Leeper
in residing in District 1, com-
missioners approved the meas-

ure unanimously.
'This is your statutory and
constitutional duty pursuant'to
the Florida Constitution. In the
year of the decennial census,
you're required before Dec. 31
to redistrict the county in dis-
tricts of nearly equal popula-
tion as practicable," County'
Attorney David HIallman told
A copy of the new district
boundaries, he said, would be
submitted to the state of
Nassau County Commis-
sioners and other officials are
elected countywide, but must

SCHOOLS Continued from 1A
The lagging economy has also motivated high school stu-
dents to finish high school and consider careers. An efpha-
sis has already been placed on urging students to move to
college or career training depending on their career lean-
n"We certainly have been trying to make that point to stu-
dents," Ruis said, adding that he expects thetrends toward
higher graduation rates and lower dropout rates to contin-
"We want to continue to do the same type of approach,
... but we're looking for an edge to help students," Ruis said.
"I think the basic approach; we certainly want to continue
Those things." He stressed the importance of parental
involvement among high school students to promote aca-
demic success.
"I thihk in our district we're fortunate we have a high
level of parent involvement," Ruis said. 'They are still
Involved and they do keep up with the student. That's real-
ly important. We can accomplish most anything with our stu-
dents if we have a strong parental and community involve-

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teams. They are school
employees' and have state
Department of Education cer-.
'tificates qualifying themfor the
program. They are paid,'not
Ruis has instructed school
principals around the county
"to make sure this doesn't go
on at their schools and to do a
better job of educating stu-
dents about (hazing)," Wood
said. Coaches will be urged to
watch for and help prevent haz-

ing, she said. The school dis-
Strict has a policy against hazing.
There was no evidence that'
FBHS Principal Jane Arnold
was aware of the hazing, which
reportedly has been practiced
by student wrestlers in previ-
ous years, Wood'said. "No prin-
cipal, should have knowinglyy
allowed that to be going on.
And to my knowledge, none of
them have," Wood said.
Arnold oversaw the inter-
nal investigation of the
wrestling program, which.
began after parents complained
to police and school officials

live in one of five geographical
districts. The board has one
seat for each district
The districts also affect
other elected county officials,
from the Ocean Highway &
Port Authority to the Nassau
County School Board to the
Soil and Water Conservation
Under the plan adopted
Yulee's District 3 will
shrink in size because its pop-
ulation has grown. It is bound-
ed roughly by the St. Marys
River to the north, 1-95 to the
west, the Nassau River to the

that their son had been abused
during a hazing ritual. Police
said injuries to the victim's but-
tocks were so severe.that large
bruises remained three days
late.: The wrestler's teammates
reportedly struck him more
than 14 times with a paddle
during the after-school hazing..
Fernandina Beach Police
Capt. David Bishop said the
investigation is ongoing and
there have not been any
arrests. "We're interviewing
people," he said. "We're hope-
fully coming to a conclusion
here in the near future."

south and Lofton Creek south
of A1A to the east.
'* Residents living east of
Lofton Creek and along the
Amelia Concourse now live in
District 2, which includes
Nassauville and -southern
Amelia Island beginning rough-
ly at Simmons Road.
'* District 1 includes
Fernandina Beach and the
northern part of the island.
District 4 includes Hilliard
and Bryceville and far western
Nassau County.
District 5 includes

Because it's a misdemeanor
case involving juveniles, He
Said police cannot release the
names of involved individuals.
Neither can the school district
because of privacy laws.
Asked if adults involved
could.be culpable for crimes
committed under their super-
vision, Bishop said they could
not be held responsible if the
investigation cannot prove they
.were aware of the team's
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advice from vendors. "That's
like me going down to the
Chevrolet dealership and ask-
ing, 'Do you think I need to buy
a new Chevrolet?" said
Milligan said he chose the*
Liebert systems because while
working for a contractor 25
years ago he installed Liebert
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he had learned recently from
Norris that they were still in
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another brand that's specifical-
ly. made (for data servers) and
they were installed at the judi-
cial annex server room and
they had to be removed after
four years," Milligan said. "
Johnson said she would pie-
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pendent source to evaluate the'
need for replacement cooling
systems. The situation, she,
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talking tens of thousands of dol-
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Commissioner Steve Kelley
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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 16,2011 NEWS News-Leader

Affordability spurs

automotive rebound

This week I was squeezing
in a birthday gift exchange with
a doctor's appointment in
Jacksonville. It was from a store
in North Carolina, not repre-
. sented in Nassau County, and
. that was why I was doing busi-
ness in Jacksonville. Looking
around for items to exchange
for this overly expensive
sweater, I found other clothing
alternatives priced at double or
more than they sold for 15 years
ago. The reason 1996 (15 years)
is mentioned ties into the inspi-
ration for this week's column.
A weekly business letter I
have long subscribed to attests
that new car and truck prices
are less in real terms than in
1996. Real terms adjust for infla-
tion and incomes. By compari-
son, housing, food and energy
are all up over 50 percent in real
terms. When an overview of
food, clothing, shelter and trans-
portation is analyzed, vehicles
are a relative value.
Competition is healthy for
any industry, and few are more
competitive than automobiles.
Giving credit where it is due,
the import onslaught affected
thc market and influenced vehi-
dcl design, manufacturing and
pricing Things have pretty
much evened out with domes-
tics producing quality and
imports being as or more
expensive Look for the global
approach manufacturers are
taking and th. federal mileage
mandates to create the scenario

County extends

state lobbyist
The Nassau County Com-
mission has extended the con-
trac- oi its state lobbyist for the
2 ll-12 fiscal year.
Commissioners voted unan-
imously to extend Mark
Anderson. who lobbies the
Fhl,rida Legislature in support
ol county interests, at a cost of
.S6ii.fO for the year
County Attorney David
Hallnman told commissioners
he cintir act is the ame as this
-,ii theil-is-n.n pay increase.
Anderson has lobbied
Tallahassee- lawmakers on the
county's behalf since 2003.



of reverse
sticker shock.
We see
drop in price
and improve
their product.
Can' you be-
lieve how in-
some of these
gigantic tele-
visions are?
Ten years ago
they cost a

In our state of national
indebtedness, some things are
going to have to give. Look for
homes and-vehicles to shrink
in size and price points. Could.it
be that real estate is out in front
of the car business, with prices
having adjusted to market fac-
tors? I think so. We are a glob-
aleconomy,and post World War
II we have enjoyed quite a roll,
,but the world is catching up and
we are being forced to adjust
Carsare part of that adjustment
and our future vehicles will elic-
it more positive receptions than

groans. There exists a good
argument we will actually get
more vehicle for less of our
What is the average budget
for a new vehicle? It's 22-26
weeks income. Look for a vehi-
cle that is half or less of one
year's pay. That may spell new
or used. Try to stay in that
range and upgrade as your pay-
check allows. The mortgage
industry has made a science of
how much house your income
will justify. The qualifications
for how much car payment is
appropriate are not as well
defined. Determine a budget
before car shopping and it will
be a smoother process.
When this edition hits, I will
have one home from college
and one on the road home.
Their safe arrival will give the
holidays an uptick at our home.
Enjoy the season.
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Tebow: faith, lo

T here's a controversy
swirling around
-Denver Broncos'
quarterback Tim
Tebow, who has been taking
the opportunity to thank
Jesus Christ during football
games. It should be noted'
that Tebow is doing this with-
out a lot of fanfare or dancing
or shouting and is not the first
person to thank God or Christ
from a sidelines or an awards
In the sports realm of vic-
tory laps Tim Tebow should
be sliding right under the
However, fans, sportscast-
ers and fellow football players
are becoming increasingly
polarized around Tebow,
offering their opinions freely
about whether or not a public
display of faith is acceptable,
or even appropriate, all the
time. Everyone keeps saying
this controversy is about
Tebow 'and his actions.
But lately, more is actually
.revealed about everyone else.
Take for example, Lions

STulloch, who
Tebow after
Sacking him
f . in a recent
game by get-
ting down on
one knee in
MORE an impromp-
ADVENTURES tu in-your-
-.... face joke
about what"
Martha he judged as
'Randolph Tebow's
overt faith.
Carr : The entire
Lions organi-
zation has been trying to say
it was all in fun ever since.;
It's that old definition of
fun. that says as long as the
barb is delivered with a sneer
and a few people laugh at
someone else's expense with
you, it's to be tolerated.
What's even more interesting
though, is not that Tulloch
tried to elevate himself by
stepping all over Tebow's faith
but that Tebow has not

yve, grat:
returned the surly favor. Not
even a little.
Tebow has also not said
that his faith means God is on
his side or is spending more
time hanging out at football.
games. He's responded to the
multitude of questions about
what this all means-by saying
that he's expressing his
thanks and then heading out
to do his best. The outcomes
are out of his hands and all he
can do is make sure he's
ready when he shows up to
play the game.-
In a culture that has gotten
inundated for generations
with heroes that took most or
all of the credit, crowing
about how they are better,
faster, smarter, richer, it must
.really throw some people for
a loop to hear someone praise
God and say, it's not all about
me. Apparently, it even
angers some of them.
What really seems to have
unnerved so many people is
how often Tebow expresses
his faith, love and gratitude
mixed with how humbly he

lives his life.
Legendary retired quarter-
back Kurt Warner is the latest
to say in the media that
Tebow ought to tone it down
a bit, Warner said he is a
Christian as well and in his
early days as a quarterback
felt the same compulsion to
thank Christ or God and felt
the hailstorm of criticism that
followed. He toned it back a
bit and let his actions lead,
rather than his words.
Warner came to see that as .
But Warner is giving the
rest of us way too much cred-
it. If it were possible for me to
glean how to pick up the
same tools of life that he
found just by observation I'd
have figured.out a lot more by
Sometimes an action isn't
worth a handful of words
because there's a lot of space
between witnessing.an indi-
vidual do the right thing and
also hearing them tell you
that all that they have, all that'
they aie comes from.some-
thing bigger than.themselves.
There are going to contin-
ue to be plenty of people hop-
ing to.find out Tebow is less
than he appears and expose
Ihat it's i!mpissi ble to be a
pel son ',f ntegrity They're
willing to keep n i,cking, jeer-
ing and chatting on-air till
they see it come to pass.
But this crowd may have
unde-i tiimaed the rest of us,
regardlesof of our particular
faith, who are exhausted by
the economy, the political pri-
maries, the. Kardashians and
the general backbiting that's
become a part f our culture.
We're rooting for the good.
guy because he's saying
,something we want to believe.
That it's OK to set an example
that's full of integrity, takes a
lot of accountability and is a
challenge to live up to every
.day. Maybe what Tebow has
figured ouft is that it is a very
tall order to live up to but if
you can drop the chest-beat-
ing and hand over the credit
to God, you may find a ir '.i-t .
er life, instead.
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Giving back

Leukemia survivor sets out to raise millions for medical research

By most accounts Joe Vijuk shouldn't
be here,
S After four heart surgeries from 1994 to 2005
including treatment for an aortic aneurism and a
replacement aortic valve, a routine blood test in
.2006 showed Joe, 66, had a blood disorder.
"When I heard leukemia) was happy it
wasn't going to be my fifth heart surgery," Joe
says lightheartedly.
A typical white blood cell count is between
4,000 and 10,000. At the time of his diagnosis,
Joe's was 156,000.
Joe's oncologist prescribed Gleevec, a "tar-
get" drug that inhibits.the abnormal proteins
that cause chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML),
In three weeks his white cell count was down to
Joe refers to Gleevec as a "miracle drug."
Invented and patented by Dr. Brian DrUker,
the drug was approved for use by the FDA in
S2001 and'for use in children in 2006. Gleevec
provides stable remissions for many newly di-
agnosed CML patients.
Joe knows that research and Gleevec made
his remission possible.
Joe says people before him have contributed
to LLS making the discovery and the use of
Gleevec possible. He now firmly believes that
it is his responsibility to help generations after
him by funding more ground breaking research
:with LLS.
"Hopefully" Joe says, "one day there will be
no more blood cancers."
Anne Reaven, senior manager 6f Donor
Development at The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society (LLS) says research is allowing them to
take something as horrible as a cancer diagno-




fighting blood cancers

sis and-;tart to make it a thing of the past. She
adds drugs like Gleevec are also proving effec-
tive in treating other chronic illnesses.
LLS is a leader in making these drugs avail-
able, Of 39 new cancer drugs approved by the
FDA since 2000; 19 were approved as treat-
ments for blood cancer patients, and many of
these were advanced with LLS support, Reaven
Joe, who lives on Amelia Island with his wife
Drenda, says Gleevec not only extended his life,
but preserved his quality of life.
"I've had zero chemotherapy, zero radiation.
I have a full head of hair and I really haven't
had any side effects," he says.

A team effort

It is the drive of those working and volun-
teering for LLS that also has touched Joe's
Drenda started running for Team In Train-
ing to raise money for LLS.' Joe recalls a pre-
race pasta dinner before Drenda ran a half
marathon in San Francisco. As he approached
he could hear the cheering and yelling of vol-
unteers welcoming race participants. Joe was

Drenda.and Joe Vijuk support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and are inspiring others to do the same.

"I teared up and started to cry," he says, He
recalls saying 'I'm alive because of you. I take
"Seeing this many people devoted to a good
cause for all the right reasons was inspiring,"
he says. "It was the most moving moment of
my life I think. I decided then and there that
Drenda and I had to do much, much more for
Inspiring giving

That "doing" has come in the form of fund-
raising. Not only is Joe's story inspiring but his
willingness to give is as well.
Already generous givers,.the Joe and Drenda
Vijuk Foundation existed before Joe's diagno-
sis. But, a portion of the foundation's money
now goes to LLS to fund blood cancer research
and provide education and patient services in
the relentless pursuit for a cure.
This year the couple is pledging a $25,000
gift. If LLS raises $250,000 the Vijuks will in-

crease their donation to $50,000 and if.LlS is
. able to raise $500,000, the Vijuks will increase
their giving to $250,000.
"We've accepted that challenge and will do
everything we can to.achieve it," says Reaven.
Joe says he wants to raise $1 million to con-
tinue the pursuit for a cure.
Funds raised by LLS support cancer research,
education, advocacy and patient services.
Anyone interested in donating can visit
or mail donations to

Attn: Holiday Appeal
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16,2011, News-Leader


Tebow, Jesus

and the Devil
D despite the fact that back in the final minute of
in America, 60-70 the fourth quarter in NFL
percent of people history." Dare I mention he's
identify themselves a virgin?
as "Christian" to one degree Under normal circum-
or another, Christian-bash- stances, Tebow wouldbe
ing seems to be just about as praised for his accomplish-
popular a pastime as watch- ments, talent and leadership
ing football these days. And from around the Monday
when a national football play- morning water cooler, but in
er commits,the unpardon- these days of pseudo political
able sins of being both pro- correctness (PC), the words
life and vociferously "normal" and "Christian" can-
pro-Jesus you end up with not run together in the same
Monday morning pundits sentence. Those who praise
who cast ridiculous judg- their maker for their talent
ments from on top of their are not considered talented;
lofty thrones, much like the they are just creepy.
old Muppet Show characters According to NFL Crime
Statler and Waldorf. Watch, the National Football
The persecution of .' ".':iague employs quite a
Christians has been goingpn.,. share of malcontents. Ameri-
since the days of the Roman cans loudly worship these
Empire; it continue today in .tights-adorned gods despite'
many Third World countries, their delinquencies including
brutally, and herl in Anik-rick 'drunken driving, torturing,
more subtly. Tolei ali of most and killing animals, drug pos-
other religions, pre-fall Rome session, DUI, manslaughter,
viewed Christianity a;.s fanal-.., aggravated battery with,a
ical Jewish sect which was so deadly weapon, battery on a
easy to hate they made a person 65 years and older,
sport out of it. Sure, it's a domestic violence and
stretch to make an absolute cocaine possession -to name
correlation between 21st cen- a few.'
tury America'and first centu- With that kind of lineup,,
.ry Rome. Nonetheless, you'd think this son of mis-
replace sticks with diatribes sionaries and walking miracle
and stones with denigrations i would be welcomed into the
for similar results. One' kills fold in hopes that some of
the body; the other slays the this saint's goodness would
spirit. rub off on the sinners. For
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quarterback Tim Tebow.. : ., !"yvalking miracle" because
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the Heisman trophy and car- abort her presumed-to-be
ried more awards into his stillborn son while still inher.
professional career than most womb. They both lived. And
college players could only Tebow's been beating the
dream of. His leadership and odds and his critics ever
running game converted the since.
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winning one, effectively mov- that brings out such nasti-
ing them into first-place in hess in so many of us? Why
the AFC West. Tebow has a does the Jesus in Tebow
better starting record than bring out the Devil in us?
John Elway. .. Why is Tebow lightning rod
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Don't drink and drive fruitcake

fruitcakes, the original of the free
A few years ago, I ran a column about
fruitcakes, the original of the free
gifts no one can return and my
mama's special fruitcake recipe. It
generated probably the most email of any col-
umn I ever wrote, not to mention comments'
from people I ran into. I even had the high
honor of it hanging on the wall at Atlantic
To this day, I don't know which Charlie
Taylor enjoyed most, my mama's "old family'
fruitcake recipe, the liquid contents thereof or
the column. He never did say. Be that as it
may, I'm sure mama would be proud to know
her recipe graced the wallof an aromatic fish
I don't know how fruitcake ever came to be
so maligned. I love the stuff. They date back to
the Roman times, you know. Centurions used
them to chock the wheels'of their chariots.
SDuring the Dark Ages, villagers used fruit-
cakes to help determine whether someone
Was a witch or not. A fruitcake was put on one
side of a scale and the accused was set on the
other side. If the fruitcake side sank, and the
:story goes that it always did, the poor soul on
the other side who floated was deemed to be a
witch and drowned in a vat of scalding hot
eggnog. .
The cake was fairly boring until colonists
introduced it to the New World, where it was
served to some indigenous people at an early
Christmas celebration. One of the tribal.elders
took the Puritan-in-Chief aside and told him;
ya know, boss man, this stuff wouldn't be half
bad if you'd tell your women to doctor it with a

little hooch. And because
Prohibition was still light
years away, cooks all over
America, from little old
granny ladies.to,professional
bakers, began sousing their
fruitcakes in every alcoholic
beverage from ale to white
My sweet mama, God rest
CUP OF her soul, was a champion
JOE fruitcake maker and soaker.,
Her fruiitcakes were so
potent that one slice could
Joe Palmer cause chaos and bacchana-
lian behavior in an AA meet-
ing. There was enough bourbon in a whole
cake to turn a platoon of Marines comatose.
The cops used to set up DUI checkpoints a
few blocks from our house. Each cake came
with a business card from the local bail bonds-
man and a lawyer.
Mama started constructing her highly
flammable ingredients around September.'
After she baked it and let it breathe afew days,
she wrapped it in a towel and then soaked the
towel in fine bourbon. She put the wrapped
cake in a hatbox and let it steep a few days and
then removed it and drenched the towel again.
By December, you couldn't light a grill within
500 feet of it unless you planned to start New
' Year's fireworks celebrations a few weeks
Mamha passed away two years ago. She was-
n't much on writing down her recipes but I
caught up with her one time and asked her for

her fruitcake recipe. I'm a teetotaler these
days and can't have any but I figured I'd pass it
along just in case. Best I can recall, it went
something like this:
Cup of water, cup of sugar, flour, 4 large
Seggs, 2 cups dried fruit, teaspoon of salt, cup
of brown sigar, lemon juice, nuts, one quart of
Jack Daniels.
Cooking instructions: Sample whiskey and
check quality. Take a large bowl. Check
whiskey again. To be sure it's of high quality,
drink one level cup. Repeat. Turn on electric.
mixer. Beat a cup of butter in a large fluffy ,
bowl. Add sugar and beat again. Make sure
whiskey still OK Cry another tup. Turn off
eclectic mixter. If fried druit gets stuck on
'beaterers, pry loose with a drewscriver.
Sample whiskey again for tonsisticity. Sift
. salt. Something. Sift lemon juice. Strain nuts.
Add table. Grease oven: Turn cake tin 350
degrees. Don't forget to beat off turner. Throw
out bowl. Check whishkey again and go to .
Warning! Do not drive or operate
vehicles, heavy machinery, light machinery,
sewing machinery, slot machinery, horses,
bicycles or telephones after indulging. Do. not
try singing. Don't tell jokes. There's nothing in
this recipe that will make you pretty, hand-
; some, witty or smart. Don't call old friends
at 2 am.
And if you should happen to have too much
of my mama's fruitcake and get a DUI, call
mama's lawyer and talk with him. He will refer
you to a good bail bondsman.


Tistheseason .
As the song goes, "It's beginning to
look a lot like Christmas." Trees are up,
homes are lit and stores are busier'
than usual. It's an exciting:time for,
everyone, right? Wrong.
It's no secret thatwe are in areces-
sion: Stress is high among families.
people are unemployed and Christmas
will not be as.pleasant as some may-
The best Christfmas I had'as a child
was the last one I had with my mom. I
was 13 and living in a group foster
home. My mom was in an alcohol
rehab facility and was granted a week-
end pass for the holidays. Every
Christmas, no matter how poor or what
the situation, she did all she could to
Make sure itwas special. This one was
no different -
She picked me up from the Boy's
Home and took me to the hotel room
she rented. I walked in and was sur-
prised to see a tree. with- presents
underneath and decorations all around
SWe then drove It.hough Arlingtor anhd
looked at Chrisrntma lights while she
told me stories from her childhood. I
remember parking across the street
from the house she grew up in off
Ector Road. That is when she told me
to keep my faith and remember what
the holidays are all about they are
about the love you share with family
and friends.
My mom passed away a'few
months after, and every holiday season
I remember that moment and the
SChristmas of '95. I nowv have a wife
and a son who I get to share memories
with. We get to ride around andd lok at
Christmas lights,'we get' to. watch
Christmas movies and we get to start
our own Christmas traditions.,
This is a time for us to be with loved
\ nes and remember the true meaning
of the holiday season. We should
remember those less fortunate and.be
there to lend a helping hand;we should
rememberour Christmases as a child
and the traditions that were' started
and we should remember those who
are unable to be with their families
while out defending our freedom
Let us remember the true spirit of
the holiday season and from myfamt-
ly to yours. Merry Christmas'
Jusdn Taylor, President
SNassau County
Young Republicans

Idea for theholiday
As the holidays approach, the giant
Asian factories are kicking iqto high
gear to provide Americans with mon-
strous piles of cheaply produced goods
merchandise that has been produced
at the expense of American labor, This
year will be different. This year
Americans will give the gif~fi genuine
concern for other Americans There is
no longer an excuse thatat gift giving
time, nothing can be found that is pro-
ducedbyAmerican hands. Yes there is!
It's time to think outside the box,
people.'Who says a gift needs to fit in
a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese pro-
duced wrapping paper?
Nearly everyone gets their hair cut.
How about gift'certificates from your
local Anerican hair salon or barber?
Gym membership? It's appropriate
for all ages that are thinking about
Some health improvement
Who wouldn't appreciate getting
their car detailed? Small, American-
owned detail shops and car washes

.would love to sell you a gift certificate
or a book of gift certificates.
Are you one of those extravagant
givers who think nothing of plunking
"down the Benjamins on a Chinese
made flat-screen? Perhaps.that grate-
ful gift receiver would like his driveway
sealed or lawn' mowed for the sum-
imer, or driveway plowed all winter or
games at the local golf course.
There, are a bazillion owner-run
restaurants all offering gift certifi-:
cates: And if your intended isn't the
fancy eatery sort, what about a half'
dozen breakfasts at the local break-
fast joint Remember, this isn't about
big'national.chains this is about sup-
porting your hometown Americans
with their financial lives on the line to
keep their'doors open.
Howdmany people couldn't use an
oilchange for their ciar,:truck br'motor-
cycle, done at a shop run 'by the
American working guy?
SThinking about a heartfelt gift for'
mom? Mom wouldlove the services of
a local cleaning lady'fo; a day.'-
iM cdomput-ip>r cduldiusei-, tunl-u.p,'
and I know I can find some young guy
who is struggling to get his repair busi-
ness up and running.
OK, you were looking for some-,
'thing more personal. Local crafts-,
people spin. their own wool arid knit
them into scarves. They make jewelry
and pottery and beautiful wooden
boxes. ...
Plan your holiday outings at local,
owner-operated restaurants and leave
your everr a nice tip Alid how about
going but to seea play or ballet at your
hometown theater.
SMusicians need love'too,sofinda
venue showcasing localbainds
Honesty. do you really n,ee d to bu'"
another 10(.000 Chinese lights for the
house& When you buy a 85 string of
lights, about 50 cents stays in the com-
munity., I you have those kinds of,
bucks to burn, leave the mailman, tiash:
guy or babysitter a. nice big tip.
You.see. Christmas is not about
drainiing American pockets so that
China-can build another glittering city
SChristmas is about caring about the
U.S., encouraging American small busi-
nesses to keep plugging away to follow
their dreams. And when we care about
other Americans, we care about our
communities, and the benefits come
back to us in ways we couldn't imagine. .
This is the new American Christmas-
Diane Paden
S Yulee

Holiday grief
A pioneer dealing with the stages of
grief was Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.
She described a linear five-step model.
consisting of denial, anger, bargain-
ing, depression and acceptance. Since
Then several experts have questioned
the sequential stages and proposed
alternatives, or new ways of grieving.
Regardless of which theory fits; and
each person and family differs, one
must find a meaningful way to come to
terms with a loss.
As the holidAys approach, many of
us must deal with memories of loved
ones and also family members and oth-
ers with whom there was friction and
bad feelings. It is important to know
that there are new ways of grieving
certain specific areas of loss such as a
relative or friend "who has gone
through a protracted illness. Grief can
be intense and in some cases long-last-

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ing. One challenging case involves cop-
ing with traumatic and possibly vio-
lent death
The bottom line is that in order to
get through grievinai a loss, you have
to gu through it This process often
involves-folks around you, who may
not unidersiand your needs and/or
thLi piruc'_s that works best.-The most
hopeful sign is that the method,
right foiN you, once'discovered, works!
There is nu defini,,- timetable for this
pinoces.. but hei are just a few sig-
gestions lor moving on during this hol-
iday season
Start a new tradition-go outto eat
instead of preparing an elaborate home
meal. "
Light a candle or leave an empty.
'chair, and share words of remem-
Sbrance abuut the person who has
passed.. :
I.t's all right to say no' Don't feel
pressured to do morethan you want..
Plan to mark the day in a special
way and/or a special place. Light a
candle, release balloons, say a prayer.
Help someone else. Volunteer.to
work for a charitable or religious cause.
Make a donation in the name of your
choice in honor of the person who has
passed away.
Get yourself a manageable pet.
Remember that grieving can be
painful, overwhelming and complicat-
ed. It may be helpful to find an indi-
vidual or organization (group) to assist
you with this process.
Robert Howat, LMFT
Fernandina Beach

Synthetic marijuana
and bath salts
These legal concoctions are being
.sold'at some convenience stores and
gas stations. When the DEA banned
certain, specific items, the manufac-
turers simply changed the combina-
tions to achieve the same results. They
are being sold as potpourri and
bath salts and are marked "Not For
Human Consumption" but are adver-
tised on the Internet as legal pot and
cocaine. These mixtures are kept
behind the counters under lock and
key. They also are marked as "Not For
Sale To Minors' but are still sold to
These poisons are being marketed
by immoral, greedy storeowners. Over
374 overdoses of the fake pot and at
least two deaths in Florida alone. They
affect the central nervous system and
harm the lungs, some of the symp-
toms are very high blood pressure,
hallucinations, paranoia, lower body
temperature, agitation and a feeling of
euphoria, to mention a few. Anyone
who is concerned about stopping this

epidemic; please write your state rep-
resentatives and demand that this be
passed as an emergency temporary
Sban until a permanent, more restrictive
law can be enacted. At least 13 other
stateshave already passed legislation
to outlaw the sale of these dangerous
poisons. Private citizens are trying to
get the Nassau County commission-
ers to pass an ordinance to halt the
'sale of these products until the coun-
ty, state or'the'DEA can permanently
ban these products in any form or com-
Elton Bynum
Fernandina Beach

A'. As'the Christmas Season rushesin
this year we are reminded to pause
: and weigh with thanks the great
"gifts" that have been bestowed upon
us in the past year. The true "gift" of
Christmas is the gift we make in the
lives of those around us and this
year perhaps more than in the past
the need for '"gift givers" has never
been greater.
SThe Dayspring Village, Inc., Secret
Santa Program is celebrating its 21st
year and we are encouraging anyone
who wants to share a "gift" this year
with someone in need to contact our
Secret Santa coordinator to sign up to
participate in this important outreach
effort for the mentally ill adults that call
Dayspring Village home.
For many that struggle with serious
mental illnesses the Christmas season
can bring back memories of'Christmas
past feelings of loneliness, thoughts
of suicide and the absence of family.
Whenever you share your "gifts" with
others it always creates a special mem-
ory or helps define for them what the
true meaning of Christmas is centered
around. Sometimes "gifts" are as sim-
ple as a pair of socks, underwear or a
jacket and other times it might be the
musical talents, Christmas carols or
even homemade baked goods for
Dayspring Village, Inc. is a licensed
limited mental health assisted living,
facility designed to meet the needs of
adults with schizophrenia or schizoaf-
fective disorders. The facility has
served over 2,800 individuals since
1987 and is located on 15 acres in rural
Nassau County.
Schizophrenia is a neurobiological
brain disorder that affects 1 in 7, the
average age of onset is 17-19 for the
boys and 19-22 for the girls, the symp-
toms include auditory hallucinations,
paranoid thoughts, fragmented think-
ing and disorganization of thoughts
and mood.
The treatment for schizophrenia

can be successful with medications,
proper clinical supervision and access
to appropriate treatment services.
Of the 202,000 adults who received
two or more mental health services
lastyear 10,000 had.schizophrenia and
another 11,000 had schizoaffective dis-
order'- over 60,000'had a diagnosis of,
bipolar condition. It is estimated that up
to 90 percent of adults with schizo-
phrenia have chronic addictions to
I nicotine products.-It is estimated that
of all the cigarettes sold in.Florida 42
percent are sold to adults with mental
Consider that Baker Act utilization
has grown 60 percent, psychosis is the
No. 3 condition seen in Florida's emer-
gency rooms and we have doubled the
number'of mentally ill among our
prison population from 9 percent to'17
,percent. We know that people with
mental illness'have far greater episodes
in life that lead to crisis than most of us
and need our help to keep their lives in
"We know there are 8,000 adults
with mental illness that reside' in
licensed residential facilities like
Dayspring Village and require assis-
tancewith medications, personal care,
meals, housing and daily care. The
combination of stable housing and sta,
ble services is critical to reducing the
need for institutional care, homeless-
ness and incarceration.
Part of any plan to offer stable hous-
ing includes creating meaningful
opportunities for community integra-
tion and building relationships between
these adults with mental illness and
their neighbors in the community. The
annual Secret Santa Program creates
a unique and special opportunity for us
to join hands and share the true mean-
ing of the Christmas season which is
that special "gift" that God has given
each of us that only we are able to
It is our prayer this Christmas sea-
son that you will search yourself and
find that "gift" that God has given you
and share it with another and help
shed light on the life of another. After
all, God gave us the most important
"gift" in all of history, the gift of the
Christ child and the promise of a sav-
ior that has redeemed all those that
Please call us today at (904) 845-
7501 or email denise@dayspringvil-
lage.org to get involved in sharing your
"gift" with our residents at Dayspring
Village this Christmas season, you will
be blessed and help create a special
memory for those with mental illness.
Merry Christmas!
Douglas D. Adkins,
Executive Director

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Joy to the Children hosts an annual
Christmas Day celebration for some of
Nassau County's children and their fam-
ilies. To give of your time or money,
email info@joytothechildren.brg or visit
www.joytothechildren.org. Like the
Facebook page at
nassau. Upcoming volunteer events
include gift transport from 2-6 p.m.
today. Meet at A1A Storage. Orientation
is at 9 a.m. Dec. 17, with gift-wrapping at
10 a.m. at Yule'e High School.
Christmas dinner
Gracie's Kitchen of the Yulee
Interfaith Dinner Network will serve a
Christmas dinner on Dec. 20 from 5-7
p.m. To donate, volunteer or for infor-
mation, call 556-2496.
Santa calls
The Council on Aging of Nassau
offers a Santa and Mrs. Claus phone call
program. For'$10 get a flyer and fill out
the child's name and phone number,
Time windows for a call, etc., and they
will try three times to reach the child.
No promises will be made, but they will
do their best to make sure the child has,
a Merry Christmas. Flyers are available
at the COA, in the community and
online at www.coanassau.cdm, through
Dec' 21. Proceeds will go toward build-
Sing and other programs.
The Community OutReach
.Committee is collecting items for the
Homeless Shelter at the First Assembly
.of God Church, located off 14th Street.
The church offers a warm place to sleep
f oi those in need-when it is extremely
cold. Needed are personal hygiene
items arid twin bedding. Drop off dona-,
tions at 910 South 14th St.,.or the com-
mittee can bring a bin by your office.

Nassau County Amvets Post 2007 Commander Jack Howarter and Finance
Chairman Dana Wine present Deborah Blair, USO representative, with
1,200 Christmas cards to forward to U.S. troops. Post 2007 first delivered
the cards to Hilliard Elementary and Callahan Middle schools so the,stu-
dents could write messages to the troops. The cards were then returned to
Post 2007 to give to the USO.

Deadline is Dec. 22.
Toys forTots
New, unwrapped toys for the Toys for
Tots program for needy Nassau County
children may be dropped off at
American Legion Post 54, 626 S.'Third
St, seven days a week, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Contact Marge Brewer at 415-1893.

A1A Stow-A-Way Storage and
Truck Rental is an.authorized drop-off
center for Toys for Tots through Dc 23;
at 463915 SR 200 in Yulee, Open
Monday-Saturday, 8:30 am.-5.30 p.m
Call225-.940.r; :"
Adopt famy
The Nassau County Volunteer
Center's "Ad,-pt-a-Family.' program .


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clothing or t,-.ys to a family, a senior or
foster child t,. brighten their holiday All
have been screened by local social serv-
ice agencies.
Call the Nassau C.juntyh Volunteer
Center at 261-2771, email
ncvcfb@aol.com or visit 1303 Jasmine
St., Suite 104A, Fernandina Beach.
The Kitty Wish Tfee at Cats Angels
is filled with Angel Wish Cards from
cat food. spay/neuters and toys to an
adoption. An Angel Wish Card is a nice
gift to donate in someone's name. Cats
Angels, 709 S. Eighth St., is open
'Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-5.p.m.
Cats Angels is a 5013(c) charity; pro-
ceeds benefit its spay/neuter program.

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It Is usually much easier to see the
4iffermnt IdlosyKnrasies of other, than
those of ourselves. Furthermore some of
us may even' think tat we are nearly
perfect, cor f we do have any quirK. ttkii
.t are prbabthy too small for anyone to
40notice however, each of u: pc-,:e'e
'.'tem in one form or another Accepting
.of er with their little peculiaritle is
recesary in order to ive in harmony indl
t..,r ge along bi this l orlJ. be:,de:. ..r:. I;
..I ;K'Mr-t.s norm3l arind acr.epislre in
'is' iny and age? We alt 9nive our o.\:.r
SItle mannernms and nabit. m3at make
S'each of us unique, and as long as they
ae nor hurtng anyone. including
* ourselves, ware fine. The Bible tells u!
that we mould bear with one another.
.t d forgve one another even as Chn;[
* s forgiven us. (Col 3 131 So. me nex.t
time'we meet someone
Swho tals too much, or .
who is always telling u: of
their personally problerrs, or A ;
v whob i aways bragging, we
Should try to be more
patient & undersrandingt
and trIy o see their ai'Tuei

John and Gracie Claxton of
Callahan celebrated their 55th
wedding anniversary Nov. 24
at their son's home. The Clax-
tons were married Nov. 26,
1956, in Kingsland, Ga. She is
the former Gracie Lewis.
Their children are Glenda
Claxton Williams (Olin); John
Lewis Claxton (Connie), both
of Yulee, and Laura Claxton
Sapp (John) of Texas. They
have seven grandchildren and
Stwogreat-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Claxton

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Air Force Airman'
Katerina E. Norton graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
SAntonio, Texas. The airman
completed an intensive, eight-
week program that included
training in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness and:
basic warfare principles and
skills. Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
.Norton is the daughter:of
Jackie and Corey Norton of
Fernandina Beach. She is a
2011 graduate of Yulee High

Navy Seaman Recruit
Brent A Shinkle, son of Lynn
M. and Bruce A. Shinkle of
Callahan, recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at -
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill

During the eight-week pro-
gram, Shinkle completed a
variety of training which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
,customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
Shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
* The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations,"
which gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet. "Battle
Stations" is designed to galva-
nize the basic warrior attrib-
utes of sacrifice, dedication,
teamwork and endurance in
each recruit through the prac-
tical application of basic Navy
skills and the core values of.
honor, courage and commit-
ment Its distinctly "Navy"' fla-
vor was designed to take into
account what it means to be a
Shinkle is a 2011graduate
of West Nassau High School.'


Tamara Pickett of Calla- Myers with a bachelor of sci-
han graduated from Florida ence degree from the College
Gulf Coast University in Fort of Professional Studies.


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Jr. Celebration begins at 6 ara
p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at First Piade
Missionary Baptist Church. The Annual Martin Luther
Vice president Wendell King Jr. Parade will be held
McGheeis chairman for the on Jan. 16, sponsored by
Youth Extravaganza sponsor- NAACP Youth
ed by Nassau County NAACP Council/American Youth.
Youth Council. Organizations The theme is 'The Dream,
are asked to send their youth The Vision, The Unity."
to,participate. The processional will line
up at noon at the city ball-
B aktst park. parade begins at 1:30
The Martin Luther King p.m. Forms are available from
Jr. Commemorative Breakfast parade chairperson Romel
will be held on Jan. 14 at 9 Green at 556-5165 or
a.m. at Burns Hall of St. drrol084@aol.com. Contact,'
Peter's Episcopal Church, Vernetta Spaulding at 583-
presented by the Nassau 1569 or 261-0801 or
County NAACP. Donations vspaul9991@aol.com.
are $20. Tickets are available Deadline to submit forms is
now from any member. For Jan. 13. The parade will end at
information contact Arva the Martin Luther King Jr.
Butler at 277-1256 or Center.

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The Plantatoin Artists'
Guild & Gallery, 94 Amelia
Village Circle at the Spa &
Shops at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation, presents a Show
Within a Show, today and
Dec. 17 from 11 .m.-4 p.m.,
with select paintings priced at
IslandArt classes
Upcoming classes and
events at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St, include:
Figure Drawing, Dec.
17, 9 a.m.-noon, contact Paul
Massing, 321-0738.
Dec 17, Children's Art
for 6- to 9-year-olds, two ses-
sions: 10-11 a.m. and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Middle
School'Art for 10- to 14-year-
olds, 1-2:15 p.m. Led by Diane
Hamburg. These classes are
free, thanks to the Woodcock
Foundation of Jacksonville
and the Plantation Ladies
Lisa Inglis, Basic
Drawing, Jan. 3-25 (Tuesdays.
and Wednesdays), 9 a.m.-
12:30 p.m., contact Inglis at
557-1131 or
Christy Woods, Basic
Sewing classes, mid-January
on Monday, 6-9 p.m., contact
Woods at 583-2012 or 261-
Jon Hoglum, nationally
known artist/instructor from
Franklin, N.C., with
Mastering Amelia Landscapes
in oil, mid-January Details to
come. Contact the gallery.
Thursday Morning

Painters, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
contact Gretchen Williams,
491-3171 or gretchwi@com-
cast net.
S Thursday Afternoon
Painters, 1-5 p.m., contact
Jean Riley, 261-5471 or
For a schedule of events
and classes or to rent the
Education Center visit www.
islandartorg or call 261-7020.
The Cummer Museum of
I Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, presents
its next Art Adventures on
Saturday on December 17
from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for
ages 6-12, with the theme
Animals of the Swamp. Kids
and their favorite adult will
enjoy classes in painting;
printmaking, collage and con-
struction. Pre-registration is
required. Cost is $10 per pair
for members and $15 for non-
members, per class. For infor-
mation or to register call
(904) 355-0630.
Seminole paintings
"The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, presents
Eugene Savage: The
Seminole Paintings, on view
through Jan. 8 and featuring
42 paintings and watercolors
inspired by Savage's trips to
the Everglades. The Cummer
purchased the collection in
2007. Savage's series is the
most extensive painted record
of the Florida Seminoles from
the early 20th century For
information call (904) 355-

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For His Glory Community Outreach
Ministries, along with other local churches,
will host the second Annual "Community
Unity Holiday Meal" Dec. 18 from 3-6 p.m. at
the MLK Recreation Center, 1200 Elm St.,
Fernan-dina Beach. The C.G. Skinner Male
Chorus from the Twin Peaks Missionary
Baptist Church and the Divine Warrior Mime
Dance Ministry will join the event, which is
free to all to fellowship and celebrate the birth
of the Saviour. For information contact
Evangelist Lois Cook at (904) 624-3501.
Christmas cantata
Memorial United Methodist Church, 601

Centie St., presents I Hear the Prophet Callin'
on Dec. 18 at 8:30 and 11 a.m., a Christmas
cantata by the Chancel Choir and instrumen-
The community and visitors are invited to
share in Advent Communion Services Dec. 21
at nooh in'the sanctuary of First Presbyterian
Church, 9 N. Sixth St.
First Baptist
On Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m., First Baptist
Church presents its annual Candlelight and
Communion Service with songs of Christmas,
a message from the Rev. Jeff Overton, obser-
vance of the Lord's Supper and concluding

with the lighting of candles. It is one event you
won't want to miss! First Baptist is located at
1600 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach. Call
261-3617. Visit www.fbfirst.com.
First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina
Beach, 9 N. Sixth St., will hold Christmas Eve
services at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 24 in the
Families are invited to attend the 5:30 p.m.
service with children dressed in nativity cos-
tumes to participate in the retelling of the
story. At 11 p.m. the community is invited to a
Candlelight CommunionService. On
Christmas Day there will be one worship serv-
ice at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Call 261-3837.

Lving Waters
Join Living Waters World Outreach Center;
Dec. 24 with services at 4:30-6 p.m. and 6:30-8
p.m.'and an encouraging message honoring
the coming of the Savior'of the world.
SThere will not be a service Christmas
Memorial United
Memorial United Methodist Church, 601
Centre St, will hold Christmas Eve services at
4,5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. A Blessing of the
Toys and Carol Sing will be held Christmas
Day at 10 a.m. Kids are invited to wear their
pajamas. A New Year's Day service will be
held Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. in Maxwell Hall

\.Hanukkah begins on Dec.
21 and ends eight days later.
The Jewish Community of. ',
Amelia Island/Nassau will
hold its annual Hanukkah cel-
ebration early, on Dec. 17.:
starting at 6 p.m. in a private
home. There will be a collec-
tion plate atthe door for dona-
tions to help reimburse the
volunteer committee's out-of-
pocket expenses. Contact *,
Debbie Price at 310-6060 or
deb203@aol.com for more,
information and the location.
BethMoo su dy
In January, women of the
community are invited to join
in a Beth Moore Study of
Esther; It's Tough Beiig a ;.:
Woman. This nine-week Bible
study on the book of Esther
will begin Jan. 10 from 10
a.m.-noon in Jim Thomas Hall
- of First Presbyterian Church,
9 N. Sixth S- Call 261-3837 to
Register. Study guides will be,
avaialble for $15 each.
Destiny Fulfilled Christian
Ministry, 528 S. Eighth St,
*Fernandina Beach, is teaching
on a profound subject in the
Word of God (Adonai), the
Least and festivals of the
Bible. Come out and learn
about the death, burial and i.-
lesulteclion oflJesus '-t: i .
(Yeshua) through the feast
and festivals, every Thursday,,
through Jan. 19. For informa-
tion call 583-8512.
Bible teacher
New Life Christian
Fellowship, 2701 Hodges
Blvd., Jacksonville-invites you
to hear respected Bible
teacher and author Rick
Renneron Jan. 29at 10 a.m.
Renner has written riore than
20 books and is a leader in the
international Christian corm-
munity. He and his Wife, .
Denise, are the founders of
the Good News Association of
Pastors and Churches. For
information visit www.nlcf.org
or call the church office at
(904) 223-6000.

Sunday School .......................9:30 m
Sunday Worship...... .................... 10;45 am
Wednesday'AWANA........:........... 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassuoville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
wwwespringhillbaptistfb org

.Thls space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
or weekly services.

ask for Candy, Chrsty
or David.

Grief share
Si. GriefShare recovery and
support group sessions meet
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
through Feb. 1 at First Baptist
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach. GriefShare
is a video seminar series that
features some of the nation's
foremost Christian experts on
grief and recovery topics as
seen from a biblical perspec-
tive. The video seminars are
combined with support group
discussion of the materials
presented during the video.
Childcare is provided. Call
261-3617 for information.
Clothes giveaway
New Jerusalem H.O.G.I.C.
holds a free clothes giveaway
the third Saturday of the
month from 8 a.m.-noon.at 816
South 10th SL For information
call 491-7669 or Kim Strange,
at 415-8360.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries.
is a nonprofit organization
that reaches out to needy fam-
ilies in the local community.'It
accepts tax-deductible dona-
tions to help local needs. Your
items may begiven to a family
in need or liquidated to supply
food, clothes, furniture, etc.
Call 225-0963to schedule your
items to be picked up.
Donations are tax-deductible.
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Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S;
Eighth St., sponsors "Cele-
'brate Recovery" every Friday
at 6:30 p.m. This Christ-cen-
tered, biblically based pro-'
gram is for individuals and
their family members who are
dealing with addictions, com-
pulsions, past hurts and
potentially destructive behav-
. iors. Call 261-3617.
A project to fabricate metal
parts used to manufacture
three-wheeled, hand-cranked
carts is ongoing at a work-
shop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church.
The vehicles, called Personal

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor. Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Bucacenr. & Grbing Road, F nandina Bhc
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
.All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation


St. Michael Academy students are
celebrating the spirit of giving as they
prepare for Christmas and celebrate
Advent. Students in preK through
third grade prepared gift boxes for
the Christmas Child project. Students
in grades four and five are leading a
"Give' Where You Live" project for
Barnabas. Students have collected
canned food items and planned indi-
S'vidual and group projects to raise
Money, including special chores for
neighbors and family members, sell!.
ing hot chocolate and treats after
Sunday Masses and greeting parents
in the carpool line to raise awareness

grades six through eight have adopt-
ed three area families to provide gifts'
and food for their Christmas celebra-
:' BLeft, Vivianne and Maxine Morales
and Will Robison coordinated the,
i .: 'p sale of homemade treats and hot
chocolate after Sunday Masses .to
raise money for Barnabas.


Friends of the Fernandina Beach library board mem-
ber Ron Kurtz, standing before the vintage stained glass
windows at Trinity United Methodist Church last month,
explains the features of the magnificent windows and
,answers questions about the award-winning restoration
of the glass. The event was a joint effort of Trinity UMC
and Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library to show-
case the glass in the light of day.
.4Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library is a
5Ol50(v -(3) nonprififtocorporhtion whoshe'mani mission s!
V two-fold to promote literacy and life-long learning and
to advocate and raise funds for the library. For informa-
tion dn membership or events, send an email to
;FernandinaLibFriends@gmail.com or visit www.nas-
saureads.com and click on Friends of the Library.

Energy Transpbrtation, or
PETs, are fully assembled at
Penney Farms near Green
Cove Springs and shipped
throughout'the world to vic-
tims of polio, land mines and
other injuries
The workshop operates
Monday through Thursday
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call
Jack at 261-5691 or James at

Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 9:30am 1am -12:30pm
Daily'Mass 830 am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6pm -Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6i00pm; Holy.Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Offisc: 04-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency hNumbehe1 04-271-856

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
SAT .. .0M pm
SUN .9:30am
SWED ..700 pm
Youth, Nursery
& Chldrens' Ministries
ROb a Chro Ol lS .a
R,.,.,,Cp. '321-2117
On AIA 1 mile west of Amelia Island
Join us IVE on the Web Sunday

-,- Church, uc,
Worship Sunda)ys
at 1000 arn
96074 Cheswer Road n ,ule
No. .iA rinsCon gaallo s i n1. Tr.: h oIrF

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261-5863 to volunteer.

Special needs class
A Special Needs Sunday
School Class at 9:15 a.m. at
Blackrock Baptist Church,
96362 Blackrock Road in
Yulee is open to all ages. The
students sing and share sto-
ries from scripture. For infor-
mation call 261-6220 or Kim

rLs1 =&Atek Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm -
WednesdayPrayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For'All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.226'128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fox 226.0809

InnovaBt/e Stye, Contemporary Music
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
SundayWorship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Piogram Wed. @ 6:30pm
Cornnectng ith Chist..
Conn bren ith People.


Please0/oin us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM .

A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9p.m.Ministries:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

Smith at 225-2045. All are wel-

Bps ministry
Blackrock Baptist Church,
has a bus ministry in the
Y'ulee area for children and
their families, including a fan-.
tastic learning experience in'
,Sunday School followed by
children's church and more.

f^ Christ
17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
(ust south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave .awson

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.............. .945A.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
Discipleshp Training ......... OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6;OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowshp Supper... 6:0P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7sOORM.
736 Bonnleview Road (s rom Sadlr R5.)
904-261-461S (church office)
Nursery provided

First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 5:00pm 7:00pm Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available

Adults go to regular worship.
The bus route covers every
house:between 1-95 in Yulee
and the Shave Bridge on
Sunday mornings.
Sunday School starts at-'
9:15 a.m. Worship services
start at10:30 am. The church
is located at 96362 Blackrock
Road in Yulee. For informa-
tion, call 261-6220.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Lcated at the courier
of 8th 8Atlantic
7:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:15 am. Breakfast Burns Ha
9,00 A.m. Holy Eucharist
1100 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship L 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday


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Sunday HolyCommunlon lftO&l1Oam
5th SundayMomnigPrayer- 10-00am
Sunday Chlldre's Bible Class- 1000 am
Wednesdayoly Communion'12:15 pm
Rev. J. Mchael Bowhay, Rector

904-4O1.6oa2* waHrWdrinAnrlicmory
13 Lke Pak Dr. (Amnsela Parkues.romYMCA))

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Destiny Fulfille
Christian Minist
528 S. 8th Street
Femandina Beach, FL
Sunday Worship
9:00 AM -11:00 AM
Thursday Night Service
7:30 PM
Pastor Jeff & Lynn Wilson
for Info, call 904-583-8512
(between Fir & Elm Street)


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16,2011/News-Leader



Thanks to the teamwork of Amy Finnila and Kristy Zimmerman, two teachers at St.
Michael Academy, the Girls' on the Run team met weekly at St. Michael Academy to
prepare for the 5K run at Hodges Stadium, located at the University of North
Florida. The girls enjoyed lessons and activities emphasizing self-esteem and healthy
life choices that were taught through running. During the run, the team remem-
bered their classmate Charlotte, who had trained with them but was unable to make
the run due to an injury,


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Nassau County 4-H members Kaylee Anders, Rachel
Benoit arid Josh Brooks recently joined forces with
Duval County 4-H member Matthew Berry to represent
the state of Florida in the National Poultry Judging
Competition at the National Poultry and Egg Conferetice
in Louisville, Ky., which entailed judging ready-to-cook
poultry carcasses, identifying poultry parts, ranking lay-.
ing hens based on egg production, grading the shell and
interior of eggs by candling and breaking them out.
Team members earned the privilege of taking part by
ranking top in the state competition in June.
Anders, Benoit and Brooks also took part in the
National Avian Quiz Bowl to test their knowledge on egg
nutrition, waterfowl, raising chicken flocks, embryology
and classification of poultry. To prepare they met weekly
to study and review the information.
\.Both the poultry judging and quiz bowl teams were
coached by 4-H volunteer Wanda Simmons. 4-H volun-
teer Matthew Simmons and 4-H agent Margaret Johnson
accompanied the youth on their trip. While in Kentucky,
they met with others from across the nation and attend-
edaa banquet. The team ranked seventh in the niatioti in
the quiz bowl and 12th in.poultry judging. Rachel Benoit
won eighth high scoring individual in the market meat .
category in poultry judging.

Delicious gourmet southern cooking...
From our kitchen to your table
All vegetables and sides serve 12-15 people per order.

Roasted Prime Beef lenderl,,in W'hole ...$140.00
feeds 1012 11 all............ ....... .$70.00
Roasted Loin o Pork .................... $8.00
Per F'rund. Sliked ;-rW\Vhole
Turkey Stuffings:
Sausage and Pecan ....... ............$12.95
Hcrbed Bread with Mushro-oms ..........$12.95
Cornbread ....... .. .............. .....$10.95
Vegetables and other sides:
Spinach Casserle .. .. ..... .......... .$15.95
Squash Casserole ................... $15.95
Sweet Potato Casserole with tmashrmallows or pecan
brown sugar topping .......................$16.95
M washed Potatoes........ ................. $12.95
Wild Rice with pecns and dried cranberry .15.95
Greens beans with Dill & Pecans .........$15.95
fHot Curried Fruit ........................... 12.95
Apple Salaid ............ ......... ........ 12.95
PoLato Salad ................... .......... .$12.95
CarrorSouftle .............. ... ......... $15.95
Baked Macarn r and Chees ..............15.95

Cranberry Sauce ................ ......... 8.95 pt.
Ambrosia ........ .. .......... ...... $15.95 q.
Pecan Pie .......... ........ .. .....$18.95
Apple Cobbler ............... ..... ........$14.95
Peach and Blueberry Cobbler .............16.95
Pumpkin Pie ........ ..... ......... $14.95
Sweet Potato Pie ......................... 14.95
Lemon Squares ......... ......... ..... 95 dz
Apple Pic ........ ......................... 1295
Sealood Gumb ........................... $17.95 qt.
She Crab Soup ...........$8.95 p. ..... $15.95 Qr.
Florida 1 louse Inn Biscuils ...............$8.95 dz.
Cheese Biscuits ....... ................ $8.95 dz.
Corn Muffins ........ .. .. ............ $895 dz.
HarvestMullins ......... ... ...... ...$895 d/.

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Santa breakfast
Thanks to the Florid;
House Inn, St. Michael
Academy will host a Bre
with Santa oi Dec. 17 frc
9:30-11 am. Tickets are
which admits a parent at
child. Enjoy breakfast, si
telling with Mrs. Claus, f
tures with Santa, crafts a
music. A limited number
tickets are still available
school office, 321-2102.
The Kinderstudios Cc
pany Dancers will present
Christmas Spectacular D
18iatThe Ritz-Carlton, A
Island Doors open at 5 p
Show starts at 5:30 p.m.'
ets are $10. Email alexan
kindermusik@com cast.i
The McArthur Famil
VMCA will oiler The Ch
Factor winter clay camp I
19-23 and Dec 27-30, to

children make new friends,
stir up their imagination and
a have fun being a kid in a safe,
fun and nurturing environ-
akfast .ment: Sign up for any number
am of days. Members and non-
$25, members welcome. Free reg-
nd istration and details at the Y,
tory 1915 Citrona Drive. Call 261-
pic- 1080. Visit www.firstcoastym-
and ca.org/mcarthur.
in theof Holidayworkshops
Children ages 4-10 will -
enjoy making wihter-themed
crafts and holiday gifts Dec.
20-22 from 9 a.m.-noon each
day at the Amelia Arts
m- Academy, while guardians
nt a enjoy time to go last-minute
lec.. shopping. Call 277-1225.
.m.el Seuth Camp
Tick- Sherlock Holmes is com-.
idra. ing to town in January and
net. kids need to get ready. Join
the Aielia Arts Academy
'O)..ec.28 and 29, 9 a.m. to noon.
y each.day. to learn hpw to
ill solve mysteries and the tricks
Dec. of bfing a super-sleuth. such
help-. as writing in invisible ink,

finding clues and more. For
ages 4-10. Call 277-1225.
Fun mystery
The world's most famous
detective is called to investi-
gate a diamond theft in
"Sherlock Holmes and the
Opera House Mystery," an
original stage play based on
the work of Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle, presented Jan. 7 at 2
p.m. by Amelia Arts Academy
and the Florida Division of
Cultural Affairs. Holmes must
use his skills of observation
and disguise with audience
participation, to solve the
mystery. Produced by Atlan-
tic Coast Theater for Youth,
fun for the entire family.
Tickets are $6. Call 277-1225.
The regular School
Advisory Council meeting at
Southside Elenmntary. 1112
Jasmine St., will be held in
the library on Jan. 9 at 2:30
p.m. Parents and the commu-
nity are invited to attend Call
491-7941 for in foi nation


Boy Scout Troop 89, Fernandina Beach's 75-year troop, sponsored by the Rotary
Club, has been working hard and taking some terrific trips to work on merit badges.
including hiking, backpacking, aviation and astronomy.
SOn the dock at the local marina, awaiting transport by a Coast Guard cutter to
Cumberland Island for a 2 1/2 day backpacking and hiking trip are, kneeling from
left above, Josh Gaus, David Beal, Jonathan Henderson and Jauron Hyers. Standing
are David Beal, Curtis Gaus, Billy Badore, Justin Murray, Chris Matricia, Will'
Minasi, Dr. Dan Matricia, Scott Wardrop, Ace Jerrico, Nick Ash and Jason Parrott.
They toured Plum Orchard and trekked 18 miles to fulfill some of the backpacking
merit badge requirements. Not pictured is Justin Sabia.

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Lady Pirates rally, edge visiting Lady Hornets 61=58

Girls soccer

team's still



News-Leader "

The Lady Pirates battled E '
from a deficit to beat the visit- W .g
ing Lady Hornets 61-58 .
Yulee led by 18 points in
the third quarter but the Lady.
Pirates were able to cut the
lead to'eight. -:
"My girls were relentless
in their effort to.be victorious 4
in the girls round ball battle
of the bridge," said Elaine-
Johnson; head girls basket- '
ball coach at Fernandina '-
Beach High School. "We kept ..
the pressure on.even though '':
we were exhausted."
With five minutes left in
the game and the Lady .
Pirates up by five points,.
Yulee sunk a three-pointer to '""'"
cut the difference to two. Te
Lady Pirates answered with a., The Fernandina Beach High
pair of field goals to secure able lead throughout the gar
the win. .
"'In the end, we rallied and
pounded our way to a victo- The Lady'Pirates are 3-7
ry," Johnson said. ordfthe season. They are'idle
Sackenzie McBride untilthe Dec. 29-30 county.
steered the Lady Pirat:s with tournamentat Yulee.'
18.points. Darian Vinkemeier : The FBHS girls soccer
scored 14. team collected another win
MlcBride ras alsu the lead- Wednesday, defeating host
ing scorer with I16 points in t Nease 5-1. The Lady Pirates
FBHS's 52-38 loss to West pushed their record to 9-0-1.
Nassau Dec 6 : Janica Castro s,.r, ;,'J'a pail
Vinkeimeier scored asea- : fgals and th. I:ily F'iiatl
son-high 22 points in.the Lady got one apiece from Liba. .
Pirates' 62-59 overtime victo- -, Buchanan, Ashley Kinsley
ry over Episcopal's Lady ..and Lauren Anderson. Perrin
Eagles Dec. 8. McBride had Bille recorded five saWeS'it' .
17. '"-n'ot" To yw -' :" ti2^hitfe first h d Aittaim'di
Deanna Smith scored 15 to Vaughn had nine in the sec-
lead the 'unior varsity Lyidl ond half. Buchanan had two
Pirates to a 3:-31 win over assists.
Episcopal. Th Lady Pirates traveled
The varsity fell hard to to West Nassau Thursday for
Camden Ccunry. i62-2-7. (n :i district match They.are
Monday NMcBrid,- hadl nine: th,-n Idl- until jan. when
points. they h'-st Yul'- e

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School girls basketball team hosted county and district foe Yulee Tuesday night at Pirate Gym. Yulee held a comfort-
1e, but the Lady Pirates rallied to win.

Dupee Wallace compete in ator Classic meet in G esvill

Isabel Dupee and Haylie Wallace, a pair of
IYMCA Flyer swimmers, were the only two
from the. Flyers to qualify to comp-ctr in the
'Gator Classic meet; which t"oik place :It the
University of Florida in Gainesvill ) D,c 2-4.
Dupee'10-and-undr.r divisilokn qualified in
three events. Her seed time for the 'I2-yaird
Sfreestyle was 3:04.76. Dup rl fih;.hl.l with a
time of 2;58.45
Her.seed,time for the 50-yard breaststroke.
was 44.40 and she finishe- with a time of.
.42.46, just missing her Junior Olympic cut by
.45 seconds.
Her seed time for the tO1-yard individual
Medley was 1:43.65 and Dupee finished with a
Time of 1:32.84.
Wallace (11-12 age group) also qualified for
three events. Her seed time for the 50-yard
butterfly was 31.71 and she finished with a
time of 30.96, making lher Junio:r Olympic cut.
Her 5l)yard backstroke seed time was

:-, .

Haylie Wallace swims the 50-yard butterfly for the YMCA Flyers. She is pictured, on
left at right, with Isabel Dupee. Both qualified for the Gator Classic meet.

33.14 and she finished with a time of 33.15.
Wallace had already.qualified for her Junior
Olympic cut earlier in a meet in September,
Her 100-yard backstroke seed time was

1:13.78.and she finished with time of 1:11.05,
missing her J.O. cut by.36 seconds'
SJunior Olympics is being held in March in
South Florida.


J Jags, Titans
GAME DAY: The Jacksonville Jaguars play
next at Tennessee Dec. 24. Kickoff is at 1
p.m. The Jags cap the season at.home Jan-
1 with Indianapolis; also at 1 p.m.
LASTGAME: Playing in their third game in
11 days, the Jaguars visited Atlanta Thurs-
day at the Georgia Dome in a game nation-
ally televised on the NFL Network. The Jags
were in Atlanta just four days after beating
Tampa Bay 41-14 at home. The Jaguars set
a franchise record with' seven takeaways
(three.interceptions, four fumble recoveries
and scored on offense, defenseand special
-teams for just the second time in team histo-
ry. Maurice Jones-Drew, who leads the NFL
with 1,2,22 rushing yards, scored a career-
high four touchdowns and set a franchise
record with 73 career touchdowns.
WORTHY FOES: Sunday's win improved
the Jaguars to 2-1 in the AFC South. The
Jaguars have faced four-of the top five
teams in the AFC to start the season and
seven of their first nine opponents have a
winning record heading into week 11, includ-
ing divisionleaders in Pittsburgh, New
Orleans and Houston.
RADIO: Games are broadcast on Jaguars
.Radio Network stations WOKV AM and FM
(690:and 106.5).
.WEBSITE: www.jaguars.com.

World Golf Hall of Fame

The World Golf Hall of Fame
& Museum will enshrine Sandy
Lyle and Peter Alliss as the final
members of tlieClass of,2012.
Lyle was elected through the
International Ballot while Alliss
was selected via the Lifetime
Achievement Category.'
* Lyle and Alliss will-be honored
along with fellow 2012 inductees
Phil Mickelson, Hollis Stacy and
Dan Jenkins at the Hall of Fame's
Induction Ceremony May 7 at
World Golf Village in St.
Augustine. The ceremony is held
on the Monday of The Players
Championship week..
Both Lyle and Alliss were on
hand when the official announce-
ment was made by European
Toufr Chief Executive and World
Golf Foundatio4 Chairman
George O'Grady and World Golf
Hall of Fame Chief Operating
Officer Jack Peter at The
European Tour's Race to Dubai
Golfer of the Year luncheon in
. 'This is a special day for The
European Tour. Peter Alliss and
Sandy Lyle are both very worthy
candidates for the World Golf Hall
of Fame," said O'Grady. "Peter fol-
lowed a highly acclaimed playing
career by becoming a hugely
admired and wonderfully enter-

training commentator. Sandy
played a pivotal role inr raising the
image and popularity of British
and European golfwith his excep-
tional winning, performances in
the 1985 Open Championship, the
1987 Players Championship and
the 1988 MastersTournament."
"Congratulations to Sandy and
Peter on this well-earned honor,"
said PGATour Commissioner
Tim Finchem. "Both have had
tremendous global impacts on the
game. Peter was an accomplished
player and millions of fans have
come to look forward to his signa-
ture broadcasting style.
"Sandy has an exceptional
resume. He is an Open champion,
the first British player to win the
Masters and the first player from
outside the United States to win
The Players Championship."
In all, Lyle has won.29 tourna-
ments worldwide, including 18 on
the European Tour and three
other PGA Tour titles. His victory
at the 1985 Open Championship
at Royal St. George's made him
the first British winner since Tony
Jacklin in 1969. He broke new
ground at the 1987 Players,
defeating Jeff Sluman in a playoff
to become its first international
Lyle made history again at the

completes C
. 1988 Masters, making birdie on,
the 18th hole to become Augusta
National's first British winner. In
1987, he was appointed a Member
of the Order of the British'
"I am not only delighted, but
also very excited to.be honored
by the World Golf Hall of Fame,"
Lyle said. "I would like to thank
all who voted for me to be
placed in the company of the
greatest names in our game is
very special and I am looking for-
ward so much to the Induction
Ceremony next May."
Alliss began his commentating
career with the BBC in 1961 at
the Open Champion-ship won by
Arnold Palmer at Royal Birkdale.
Alliss, son of Percy Alliss, one of
the finest players of his genera-
tion, turned professional when
still only 15. He won 23 tourna-
ments worldwide during the
1950s and 1960s, including three
British PGA Championships, and
captured the Italian, Spanish'and
Portuguese Opens in three con-
secutive weeks.
Twice a winner of the Vardon
Trophy, he was selected for every
GB and Ireland Ryder Cup team
except one from 1953 to 1969 and
played 10 times for England in the
World Cup.

lass of 2012
STwice captain of the PGA of
Great Britain and Ireland, the first
president of the European
Women's PGA and a past presi-
dent of the British Greenkeepers'
Association, Alliss.has also been
associated with the design of
more than 50 courses and is a
respected author of more than 20
golf books.
'This:is all very unexpected,"
Alliss said. "I am delighted, sur-
prised, humbled and honored to
be thought of in this way and to
be given a place in the World Golf
Hall of Fame particularly as it is
chosen by people all around the
With the full class announced,
the Hall of Fame will begin prepa-
rations for the Induction
"Sandy Lyle and Peter Alliss
are terrific additions to the Hall of
Fame," Peter said. "Along with
Phil Mickelson, Hollis Stacy and
Dan Jenkins, the Class of 2012 is
international, diverse and rich
with history. ,
"We are thrilled to honor all
five inductees this May."
For information about the
World Golf Hall of Fame &
Museum, or the 2012 induction
ceremony, visit www.World

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 SPORTS News-Leader


Ii LM.riED
Jace Roman landed this nice sheepshead while fishing from his grandfather's dock on
Egans Creek. He used shrimp for bait and released his catch after the photo was


Holidaygift for boaters
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commis-
sion has a suggestion fornany-
one shopping for a boater this
holiday. A new, comfortable
life jacket makes an ideal gift,'
and it could save someone's
Belt-pack and suspender
lifejackets are inflatable.
Some inflate automatically
when a per~idfa'Uiinto-the. -i
water, while others inflate
after the wearer pulls a'ccrd
Prices of the belt-pack and
suspender life jackets .start at

approximately $60.
One of the main responsi-
bilities for, FWC officers is
helping residents and visitors
boat safely. They often check
boaters, for adherence to safe-
. regulations and educale
them about safe boating prac-
tices.". :" '
For information, visit
1\yIFWC. com. Boating or call'

The Nasa;u Spolt Fishing
Association mneels at 7 p n
the second and fourth Wed-

nesdays of the monthat the,
"Ten Acres Kraft Athletic Club.,
Call Deborah Briggs at 206-
0817 or. visit www.fishnsfa.

-Nassau Bassmasters, asso-
ciated with the Florida Bass:,
Federation and the Bas'
FedLration. nieets the Ihird
hurdday in Yulce RMem-
leirsl'i'p is open tr,. ivel'yone .
16 years old and older. Call
Bob Schlae at (9121 729-22_82.
Aaron Bell at 1904) 545-5092
Lo Tim McCoy at 261-3735

Femandina Beach Babe Ruth
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth League has
opened registration for the spring 2012 sea-
son. Registration will be held through Jan. 28.
Fees are $80 for T-Ball (ages 4-6) and rookie
(6-8) leagues; $120 for minor (10 and under),
major (12 and under) and senior (13-15)
leagues. Late registration is additional $10.
The league also offers scholarships; no
child will be turned away. For information, visit
www.FBBRL.com or Facebook, Fernandina
Beach Babe Ruth League.
Babe Ruth is also looking for volunteers,
coaches and sponsors.

The Pirate Pointe Disc Golf Toumament
will be held for ages 18 and up at 11 a.m.
Dec: 24 at Femandina Beach High School.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 per
player. The tournament is a doubles best
Like Pirate Pointe DOC on Facebook for
details and updates.

Dodgeball tourney
-A Holiday Dodgeball Tournament will be
held Dec. 18 at Peck Gymnasium. The tour-
nament will be round robin followed by an
elimination tournament. Games begin at 9
a.m. Register at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center. Team fee is $50 per team and is.::
due at registration. Tournament is open tp.
ages 13 and up. Format is five-on-five with an
eight-person roster limit. Contact Jay at 277-
7350, ext. 2013, or at jrobertson@fbfl.org.

SallngClub meets,
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Adres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m; meeting at
7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Bill Bass at
277-4398 or wwbass@bellsouth,net or visit
www. ameliaislandsailing.org for information.

Run under the lights
Join the Amelia islandd Runners
Wednesday nights under the lights from 6-7
p.m. (weather permitting) at the Fernandina
Beach High School track, 4.35 Citrona Drive.
These weekly runs are open to the public.
Free expert coaching advice is available
most weeks from Roy Benson, a nationally
recognized and published exercise scientist
and running coach'.
Join members from the club for a group
run every Saturday morning, beginning at 7
a.m. at Current Runhing, 815 South Eighth St.
All ages and abilities are.welcome at these
group runs and you don't need to be a mem.-
ber of the club to participate For information,
e-mail president@ameliaislandrunners. com.

Gator Bowl tickets
Ohio State University will play the Univer-
sity of Florda in the Jan 2 TaxSlayer com
G-alcr Bowl The lasr meeting betweenithese
two sorted programs was in the 2007 BCS
SNational Championship game
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the Big Ten
representative and this matchup will mark

Ohio State's second appearance in the Gator
Bowl. Ohio State has appeared in -12different
bowl games and the TaxSlayer.com Gator
Bowl will be their 42nd bowl game.
The Florida Gators, the Southeastern
Conference representative; will be returning to
Jacksonville for the ninth time since making
their first bowl appearance in the Jan. 1,
1953, Gator Bowl. Their Gator Bowl record
stands at 6-2. This will be the 21st consecu-
tive Bowl appearance for the Florida Gators.
The 67th annual Gator Bowl will be played
Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. in Jacksonville at EverBank
Field and will be televised nationally on
ESPN2. Tickets are $80 for VIP and $60 for
stadium seats. Club seats are sold out. Pur-
chase tickets through Ticketmaster at (800)-
745-3000 or.online at www.gatorbowl.com.

Santa's Own Shoot
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 HotShot
Trail in Yulee, will host.Santa's Own Shoot
tournaments Dec. 18. Register from 8-9:55
a.m. for the morning shoot aod from 1-2:30
p.m. for the aftemoon shoot. Fees are $60
($45 for juniors and sub-juniors) and includes
breakfast, lunch and awards. Call 548-9818
or emailclyde@ameliashotgunsports.c6m.

Organized bike ides
There are organized bicycle rides in:
Fernahdiria Beach/and.around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting, All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course.
Cyclists of air abilities are welcome. The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops
along the way.and loops back to the starting
Point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets' are mandatory as well as.
a bicycle in good working condition. These
rides are led by Don Eipertin conjunction with
the North Florida Bicycle Club. Contact'him at
261-5160. Sign up for email notices at www.
ameliaislandcycling.com or www.nfbc.us.

SAmeliallsland Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque
courts at the south end of the downtown mari-
na.Petanque (pay-tonk). is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join.
For information, call 491-1190.

Challenger Bowlng
Nassau ChallengerBowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee..Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.

Bow for Kids Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast
Florida will host its annual Bowl for Kids' Sake
fundraiser in February. Bowling dates in
Nassau County are Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Visit
www.bbbsnefl.org for information



Tournament honoring Navy Seals draws 140
One hundred and forty personnel and their immedi- banquet with a silent auction
golfers turned out Dec. 9 at ate family members. As the attended by 225 people.
Omni ResortAmelia Island duration of the Seals' opera- The two-day event was
Plantation to participate in the tional deployment continues widely supported and raised a
Navy Seal Foundation Golf to grow (some have been total of $150,000 for the Navy
Tournament to honor the deployed six or more times) Seal Foundation. Teams were
memory.and spirit of fallen and the stress on families and made up of players from as
Navy Seals. operators increases, their spe- far away as Kentucky, all over
The golf tournament was cial community requires Amelia Island, Mayport Naval
held at the Omni Resort more support than ever. Base, the Coast Guard and
Amelia Island's Oak Marsh The idea to support the Navy Seals.
golf course while the dinner Navy Seals was conceived by Visit www.nswfoundation.
and silent auction were held a group of men from the org/Navyseals, www.givedi-
at the Omni Convention Amelia Island Club, headed rect.org, www.facebook.
Center. by Larry Byrd, Al Watson and com/navysealfoundation or
The Navy Seal Founda- Joe Murphy with the help of www.sealswcc.com/swcc-
tion's mission is to provide Lee Kaufman, Curt Platte, default.aspx.
immediate and ongoing assis- Louis Tuzy, Ken Graham, The Navy Seal Foundation
tance to the Naval Special Chuck Penella and Mike is certified by the Indepen-
Warfare community, which Clower. dent Charities of America. It
includes the Navy Seals, The event to raise money is a 501(c) (3), tax exempt,
Special Warfare Combatant for the Navy Seal Foundation national nonprofit charitable
Crewman, Navy Special included the golf tournament, foundation. Tax ID No. 31- The group from the Amelia Island Club
Warfare Commands' support 60 tee box sponsorships and a 1728910. for the Navy Seal Foundation.

golfers to Omni

Christmas tourney for ladies

The 18- and nine-hole,
members of the Amelia Island
Women's Golf Association
joined together Dec. 8 for a
Christmas Red and Green
Tournament, followed by
lunch at.the dining room of
the Amelia Island Club.
Because of the extremely
cold weather, the tournament
was changed to a nine-hole
event. Playing a shambles for-

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mat of one best ball net of the
red players plus one best ball
net of the green players, the
players also had a twist to the
format with three holes called
ornament holes, whereby the
team could use any combina-
tion of two best balls.net.
The winning team of
Marty Wright, Salli Roberts,
Pete May and Janet Petersen
shot a 60 in a scorecard play-
off to win over second place
winners Nancy Hurley,.Pat.
Gieg, Mary Brannen and
Lynn Freitag.
Third place went to the
team of Carol Kimmel, Mary
Ann DiBlasio, Susan Kaye
and Florence Salerno. The
ornament winning team, with
a score of 18 on the three
holes, included Sandra
Clower, Mary Kaulfuss, Diane
MacDonell and blind draw
partner Susan Kaye.

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Golf Tournament is Feb. 17.
Enjoy a fun-filled day of golf,
food, drinks, contests and
more while supporting the
Entry fee is $150 and
includes pre-tournament
party Feb. 16. Prizes for clos-
est-to-the-pin, longest drive
and putting, cart and green
An awards'presentation
follows play with heavy hours
d'oeuvres, beer and wine.
To register, contact Paul
Cohdit at 491-8499.

Fifth anniversary event
The Hurricane Junior Golf
Tour will hold its first event of
'2012 on Amelia Island, the
fifth anniversary kickoff, Jan.
14-15 at Amelia National Golf
The tour recently ended
its fourth season of competi-
tion and featured more than
1,500 players with more than
3,000 tournament registra-
tions across 47 events over
the course of the 2011 season.

Registration deadline is
Jan. 4. Visit www.hjgt.com for

Fall tennis continues at
the city courts Mondays
through Saturdays with
instructors Vishnu Maharaj,
Tracy Smythe, Rod Gibson,
David Jenkins and Michele
Maharaj. Email michelema-
Yulee Tennis Founda-
tion Tennis classes continue
at the Yulee Sports Complex
with NCHS (home school)
schedule Wednesdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Junior clin-
ics are offered Fridays from
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Specific clinics, private:
or group lessons can be
scheduled through Michele
Maharaj (548-1472 or email
Scheduling for 10-and-under
QuickStart tennis is available.
The Yulee Tennis Foun-
dation has been approved as
a participant in the 2012 Chip
in for Youth program. The
Players Championship has
given youth sports teams a
great opportunity to raise
money by selling a discount-
ed Players Championship
ticket and to keep $25 from
each ticket sold. The code
Y.TF is to be used when pur-
chasing from TicketMaster in
order for us to get credit.
Ten-and-under facilities
are available to residents of
Nassau County. Yulee Sports
Complex, 686 Goodbread
Road. Call the Nassau Coun-
ty Recreation Department at
548-4689, Michele Maharaj at
548-1472 or visit www.yulee
tennisfoundation.com. City of
Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department Central Park
Tennis Courts, 1218 Atlantic
'Ave. Call 277-7350 or Maharaj
Tennis at 548-1472. Kraft Ten-
nis Partners, 961023 Bucca-
neer Trail, Amelia Island. Call
Susie DeMille at 261-3185.
Programs are through the
U.S. Tennis Association.
Parents may register
their child for a free one-year
membership with the USTA
(a $19) value. Membership
includes Bounce, a quarterly
newsletter, and access to jun-
ior tournaments. Call 1-800-
990-8782 and reference
source code JOIN2PLAY
through Dec. 31.
RAIN is looking for used
tennis balls for the dogs to
play with at the shelter. Drop
them off at the RAIN Resale
Store in the Harris Teeter
shopping center from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday or at Nassau County
Animal Services on License
Road in Yulee.

Pete May
and Marty
from left,
teamed up
to win the
Red and

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Book fest announces evi

The Amelia Island Book Festival kicks
off on Friday, Feb. 17 with its annual
"Writer's Workshops" for novice and
experienced writers from 8:30 a.m.-5
p.m. at the FSCJ Betty Cook Nassau Campus
in Yulee. Learn from the best writers and.writ-
ihg instructors in fiction, non-fiction and poet-
ry. Featured writer is David Morrell, creator of
Rambo and author of 35-plus books including

Creepers and The Successful Novelist. Cost is
The festival gala, "Once Upon a Book
Island," will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 from 6-
9:30 p.m. at Amelia Island Plantation. Tickets
are $75 each, or $700 for a table of 10. Enjoy
dinner by Horizons and the island sounds of
Pill Pili in a beautiful setting with festival
authors and old and new friends who share a


ents, keynote speaker
love of books. Author Steve Berry will be fea- Goodreads. Tickets are $40.
tured along with David Morrell. Event tickets are now on sale to members,
The annual Author's Luncheon will be held with general ticket sales beginning Jan. 1. Visit
Saturday, Feb. 18 at noon at the Atlantic www.ameliaislandbookfestival.com to buy tick-
Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach. Paula ets, become a member or renew your mem-
McLain, author of the New York Times best- bership.
selling novel, The Paris Wife, will be the Free festival events include Authors in
keynote speaker. The book was recently Schools, The Kidz Zone and The Readers
named the best historical fiction of 2011 by Festival. Visit the website for details:

Seventh Street
Gallery invites you
to a holiday recep-
tion for expression-
ist artist Paul
The .show fea-
tures a stunning
suite of his newest
work, such as
"Crimson Too,"
right, which is sig-
nature Massing: rich
in color, vibrant
with energ;yand ele- .
gant in spirit. Join ::
the artist in down-
town Fernandina -
SBeach at 14 S.
Seventh St. on
Saturday from 4-7
p.m. For questions,
directions or to set
up an alternate .
viewingtime, call

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'A ChstmasStory
Amelia Community Theatre, 207
Cedar St., presents the family holiday
favorite, "A Christmas Story,"with per-
formances tonight and Dec. 17 at 8
p.m. Directed by Toni D'Amico, this is
the story of young Ralphie and his
'hopes of finding a Red Ryder BB Gun
under the' ---
tree. Tickets
'i:: ^ ~ are $20
\ .students
and avail-
} able by
calling the
S -buox uffici at 261-6749 or
online at www.ameliacommunitythe-
atre.org. The box office is open
Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Please bring non-perishable food items
for Bainabas to help ACT Against
Hunger. There will also be a "Leg
Lamp Raffle."

Holiday comedy
SFernandina Little Theatre presents
'The Be st Christmas Pageant Ever,"
the classic holiday comedy by Barbara
Robinson. When the usual director of
Sthe church Christmas pageant is
injui:rd, Mrs. Bradley steps in to help
out and finds the task made even more
'challenging by the participation of the
exuberant and feisty Herdmann kids -

all six of then'
Performance. -
are tonight andi
Dec. 17 at 7 3,'
p.m. and Dec
18 at.2:30 p :mn
at FLT, 1014
Beech St..
Tickets are
$12.50-$14 and available at the
door and in advance at The UPS Store
in the Publix shopping center.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
presents Santa's Storybook Tea
Dec. 17 at noon-in the Seaside
Room with a fireside holiday story-
book read by Santa and afternoon tea.
$45 per person, ages 5 and up.
Call 277-1100.
Santa pictures
Santa Claus will be waiting to
accept wish lists and puppy kisses in
downtown Fernandina Beach in
front of the Visitors Welcome Center
(old train depot) at the foot of
Center Street on Dec. 17 from noon-
2:3.0 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome
to visit with Santa, as well as the
'family pet(s).
Photos are $5 each and maybe
picked up about an lithii later, and they
can also be ern-ail;d -
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The Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra
presents the"First Coast
Nutcracker" tonight at 8
p.m., Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. and
S8 p.m. and Dec 18 at 2
p.m. in the Jim and Jan
Morrien Theater at the
Times Union Center for
the Performing Arts, with
Matthew Kraemer, con-
ductor, and Rhonda ,
Stampalia, choreographer. Enter lic magicaal
world o.fchildlike imagination at one of
Jacksonville's greatest holiday traditions. Tickets
and additional information are available through
the Jacksonville Symphony Box Office at (904)
354-5547, or online at JaxSymphony.org.
Thanks to the
Florida House Inn.
St. Michael Academy
will host a Breakfast
with Santa on Dec. 17
from 9:30-11 a.m.
Tickets are $25,
which admits a par-
ent and child. Enjoy
breakfast, story
telling with Mrs. Claus. pictures with San ta. crafts
and music. A limited number of tickets are still
available in the school office. 321-2102.


games, crafts, tasty
ats face paintinghay
Wonrides and Carnival
Dec. 17 from 5:30-7:30and refresh-
a p.m. atthe Atlant ic
Recreation Cen ter. wi th
games. crafts, tasty
treats, face painting. hay
rides and an appearance by
Santa Claus. Game and refresh
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The North Florida
Chapter of the NAMES
'Project is providing two
panels of the AIDS
Memorial Quilt for viewing
through Dec. 30 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau,
1250 South 18th St.,
Femandina Beach. The quilt,
founded in 1987 as a-
poignant memorial, is a pow-
erfultoopl for use in preventing
new HIV infections, and the
largest ongoing community
arts project in the world.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to the final 3rd
Friday on 3rd Street presen-
tation of the year at 6 p.m.
tonight, with Fred Giltmler
discussing the history of'
the Seminoles.
Born out of.the wreckage.
of other Native American
tribes and escaped African
slaves, the Seminoles have a
long and rich history in
Florida. Discover their colorful
history and culture, and how
the tribe ties into Florida
S becoming part of the United .
This program is free for
Museum members with a $5
for non-members. Contact
S Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.

The Men's and Ladies
Auxiliaries of VFW Post
4351, located under the /
- Shave Bridge, will host an
oyster roast Dec.. 17 start-
ing at 1 p.m.
S"Wings & Things" will be
S vailable-for those who are ,
"oysterphobic."A $10 dona-
'. tion supports VFW Auxiliary
Youth & Community pro-
grams. For information call
S. .
A silent auction wilj be
S- held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dec. 17 at the Woman's
S Club of Fernandina to raise
funds for the Kelly Mixon ,
Foundation, created by Julie
Bargeron in memory of her
son, SPC Kelly Mixon, 23, of
Femandina Beach who was
killed in action in Afghanistan,
S.on Dec. 8, 201.0.
The.fdundation sponsors
two scholarships and sup-
Spots deployed soldiers in
need of packages and
encouragement. Auction
donations are welcome as are,
Bergeron is also sponsor-
ing a raffle.for a new repro-
duction Sharps Model 1859
rifle and case manufactured
by Armi Sport in Italy, retail
value $950. Tickets are $5 ,
S each Drawing is Jan. 1.
Contact Bargeron at (904)
468-0733 or Samantha Ofeldt
at (904) 335-7161.

Join fellow ar enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver
station on Dec. 17 frbm 9-11
a.i i.at StarbOcks, 1460
Sadler Road. For information
contact Harvey at 583-8649.
.. : .
Join a park ranger for
"Talbot Critters," a talk
about the many common
species that inhabit the nat-

ural communities of the
undeveloped barrier islands
of northeast Florida, on
Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the
Ribault Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State Park.
No reservations are neces-
sary and the program is free.
For information contact the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320. Visit

Wild Amelia Nature
Festival has volunteered to
clean up a stretch of Al A
between Peters Point and
Saldler Road in Fernandina
Beach on Dec. 18.
Anyone who can attend,
the volunteers can certainly
use the help. Start time is 8
a.m. in the Peters Point park-
ing lot. If you are interested,
email pam @ greyfieldinn.com
or meet the group there.

Join a park ranger to
learn about the difference
between a conch and a
whelk, or a cockle and a
clam on Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. at
the Ribault Club on Fort
George Island Cultural
State Park.
Discover how'to identify
many of the frequently found
shells that wash up on the
Talbot Islands State Parks
shores. No reservations are
necessary and the program is
For information contact the
Talbot Islands RangerStation'
at (904) 251-2320. Visit

The Talbot Islands have
a rich cultural history that
dates back over 5,000
years. Join a park ranger
for a look into these past
cultures and the artifacts
they left behind on Dec. 31
at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island Cultural
*State Park..
No reservations are neces-
say and the program is free.
For information contact the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station.
at (904) 251-2320. Visit
* '
The city of Fernandina
Beach will host its first
annual Wing King
Competition on Jan. 14 at.
the Atlantic Avenue -
Recreation Center with two :
cooking categories, best
wings and hottest wings.
Fee is $25 for one category
or $50 for, both. Register
until Jan. 6 at the rec center.
Timed eating competitions
include the 'Tongue Torch,"
eating six of the' hottest wings;
and the "lron Stomach," eat-
ing.the most wings.. Register
the day of beginning at 11.
a.m. Food judging begins at
12:30 p.m. and eating con-
tests at 1.p.m.
For information contact Jay
at 277-7350, ext. 2013 or

The Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Library's
Annual Literary Luncheon
will take place.Jan.,13 at
noon in the Heron Room at
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theft at an opera house in
"Sherlock Holmes and the
Opera House Mystery," an
original stage play based.
on the work of Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle, presented
Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. by Amelia
Arts Academy and the
Florida Division of Cultural
Holmes must use his skills
of observation and disguise,
along with audience participa-
tion to solve the mystery.
Produced by Atlartic Coast
Theater for Youth, the play is
fun for the entire family.
Tickets are $6 each.
Contact the academy at

Coast Hwy. Guest speaker
will be Lu Vickers, author of
Cypress Gardens, America's
Tropical Wonderland: How
DickPope InventedF/orida,
which won the 2011 Bronze
Medal for Florida Non-Fiction.
Vickers will share her moti-
vations for writing this book
and her research on Pope's
creation, the rich history of the
landmark attraction ard its
decline following the construc-
tion of Walt Disney World and
its outlook for the future as
part of Legoland Florida.
Tickets are $35 for FOL
members and $45 for non-
members and are available at
the Femandina Beach library.
A vegetarian lunch must be
reserved in advance. After the
luncheon, autographed books
will be available for purchase.
For information email
FernandinaLib Friends @gmail
.corn or visit www.nas-
saureads.com and click on
Friends of the Library.
* ,*
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
offer its annual Beginner
Genealogy Course starting
Jan. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-noon
at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department
Community Room, 1525
Lime St., and running five
successive Saturdays
through Feb. 11.
STopics include Introduction
to Family History; Searching '
Census and Vital Records;
Church and Cemetery
Records; Newspapers and
Digital Books; Courthouse
Research; Libraries and
Archives; Organization and
Choosing Software; Military
Records; and Immigration and
Emigration. In addition, partic-
ipants will have the opportuni-
ty for individual research time
with a mentor.: ;
Cost is $30 per person or
$45 per couple both
include a one-year AldS
membership or $10 for
AIGS members. :
Sign up at any Nassau
County library or contact
Marie Santry at 321-3460 or

The Amnelia Island Book
Festival presents "Words &
Music with Tom Kimrel,"
singer, songwriter'and poet,
on Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. at Burns
Hall ofSt. Peter's Episcopal
Church. Admission is a dona-
tion of $15.' .:, :
For details visit www.ameli-
aislandbookfestival com or .
call 1904) 624-1665
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The Boys and Girls
'Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation's 5th Annual
Benefit gala wil be held Feb.
24 at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island with.speaker
Bonnie St. John, a national-
ly recognized source of
inspiration as an athlete.::
author and executive
coach .
SGrowing up in a crimerid '
den eovironmenrt, St. .John
lost her leg to a medical disor-
der al age 5 but found support
in Boys and Girls Club mem-
The 1984 Paralympics
*bronze medal winner in the .
slalom graduated with honors
from Harvard, earned her
master's at Oxford as a
Rhodes Scholarand served
Son the White House National
Economics Council.
'For tickets and information
call 261-8666. Visit www.bgc-
Snassau.org. Email info@bgc-


Former Miss America
and Jacksonville native,
Leanza Cornett, will play
the lead role in "Nunsense,"
which will kick off the
Alhambra Theatre and
Dining's 45th season on
Dec. 30 in Jacksonville ;:
Beach.. ,
Cornett will be in residence,
for the show's entire run.
Group sales are available.
Tickets start at $42 fok adults
and $35 for children and
include dinner, show and
Call the box office at (904).
641-1212 or visit www.alham-
brajax.com for irifbimation. :

The world's most
famous detective is called
to investigate a diamond

TerpsichoranClub dance
The Terpsichorean Dance Club will hold a
members' dance on Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m.-
12:30 a.m. at Walkers Landing at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. Enjoy music by The
Roadies ofWaycross, Ga. Bring your own
bottle, with heavy hours d'oeuvres and soft
drinks provided along with champagne for a
midnight toast. Dress is coat and tie-for men
and evening dress for women.
Guests may attend for a temporary mem-
bership fee of $100 per couple in advance or
$125 at the door. RSVP to 583-2785.and leave
your name and phone number or e-mail
The Rltz-CaritonrAmelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island will
hold a Mad Scientist themed evening
Dec.'31 for children five-12 including a buffet,
games and a two-hour interactive show by
the Mad Scientist Cost is $125 inclusive. Call

A New Year's Eve Black & White
Masquerade Ball is Dec. 31 from 9 p.m.-l
a.m. at the Grand Ballroom, reminiscent of
Truman Capote's infamous Black and White
Ball of 1966. Enjoy food, live music, dancing,
open bar and fireworks. Black and white
attire encouraged, Masks will be provided or
bring your own. 21 or older only, with valid
ID. $185 per adult. Call 277-1100.
SThe Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
presents 'Toast! To the New Year!" on Dec.

Tommy Capertoni,
from left, Laura
Wigginton, Belinda
Caperton, Chris Wilson
and Angela Norton rep-
resent Harris Teeter
stores at the 20th .
anniversary of The Taste
of Amelia Dec. 9 at the
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation ballroom.
Left, Plantation resi-
dents Dick and Jodi
Hammett enjoy the
event, a fundraiser for
the Nassau county
Volunteer Center.

$10. Emnail alexandra.kindermusik@com-
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Wonderful Christmas'
SThe Jacksbnville Sym phony Orchestra
and Michael W. Smith present "It's a
Wonderful Christmas".on Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. in
the Jim and.Jan Moran Theater. One of'.
today's-most acclaimed contemporary
Christian artists, Smith's heartwarming per-
Sformance of Christmas favorites is an event
forthe whole family.
Tickets and additional information are
available through the Jacksonville Symphony
Box Office at (904) 354-5547, or online at'
Gator Christmas
In the spirit of Christmas, the Nassau
SCounty Gator Club invites all Gators, family,
friends and other guests to .
have dinner and celebrate
Christmas and th& holidays
at Sliders Seaside Grill,.
Fernandina Beach, on
Dec. 21 at 6 30 pm .fea-
iuring all you :an Ceii '
hri imp Adnission is -
free. Dress is Gator and
Christmas spirit attire.
Dinnei is menu price.
.RSVP by Dec. 19 with the total number of
guests to aiflgators@comcast.iietor phone'at
The Pur r-ect Cats of Cats Angels
are tog(,. -tli again in a calendar for 2012
and one of Cats Angels "model" kitties
is feaiuried each month They make great
gifts or stocking stuffers for cat. lovers of
all ages.
The calendars are on sale at the Cats
Angels [hrift Store/Adoption Center, 709 S.
-Eighth St, and the Fernandina branch
library. All proceeds support the
Spay.'Neuter Program
Trolley tour
Amelia Island Trolley's light toLr of
Amelia Island leaves downtown at 6 p.m.,
finding the best of holiday lighting, with
island trivia shared along the way. The last
stop is the Florida House for a holiday drink
and treat. Cost is $25 a person. Group reser-
vations only, minimum of 15.
Visit www.ameliacoastalconndctions.com,
email aicoastalconnections.comior call

31 at 8:30 p.m. with Fabio Mechetti, conduc-
tor,;and special guests to be announced, in
the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the
Times-Union Center.for the Performing Arts.
Enjoy a party and midnight fireworks. Call
(904) 354-9547 or visit JaxSymphony.org.
Toga party
Ring in the NewYear with a toga party
Dec. 31 starting at 9 p.m. upstairs at Sliders
Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave; For infor-
mation call 277-6652. Visit www.sliderssea-
Rod Stewarttribute
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach,
presents a Rod Stewart Tribute by Kenny
Holliday (and DJ Roc) on Dec. 31. Call'261-
5711 for details,
.Join the Nassau County Sierra Club on
New Year's Day for a Beach Walk and Clean
Up. Meet at Slider's Beach Park at 10 a.m.
Participants will walk to Peters Point, approx-
imately 2.5 miles. A
picnic lunch will be served after the walk
that will include the customary New Year's
blackeye peas and greens for good luck.
Bring gloves, plastic bags for trash, water and
Please RSVP so organizers can plan the
picnic. Email Karen Miller, Nassau County
Sierra Club Outings Leader coordinator at
karen.penpal.miller@gmail.com. Leave your
name and phone number in case of cancella-
tion due to weather.

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Inc. (shinybadges.com) In case of rain, pic-
tures with Santa will be taken inside the
NightBefore Chdstmas
Santa's challenge sets the stage for St:
Marys Little Theatre's production of Twas:
the Night Before.Christmras, an original
script written just for St. Marys, interwoven
with traditional and contemporary music,
tonight and Dec. 17 and 18 at the Theatre by'
the Trax. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 under
age 12'and available at the St. Marys
Welcome.Center, Bulldog Liquors o0 Cedar
SOak Cafe. Call (912) 729-1103 or visit
SantaPaws' photos
Bring your furry friends to have their pic-
ture taken with: Santa asCats Angels sponsors
pictures with Santa''Paw-" at PetSmai t in St.
.Johns Town Center Dec. 17 and il from,' 11
a.m.-4 p.m. The framed photos you purchase
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Program ': '
Nutcracker ballet
'.The Florida Ballet will prie-ent' The
Nutcracker" at The Florida Thea I-tr
tonight at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 17 at 2 31 and 7:30
p.m. and Dec., 18at 3 p.m. Call the theater
box office, 128 East Forsyth St., Jacksonville,
,(904) 355-2787.
Tickets are $1-5 50-24 50 for adults and
$15.50-$18.50 for students and seniors.
Santa photos
RAIN Humane Society will host Santa pic-
tures Dec. 17 flrom 10 am 1 -2 p rn at Paws.
Ability Resale Store in the Harris Teeter
Shopping Center on Amelia .
Island. All pets, adults and
children are welcome
to have tl&eir picture
taken with Santa '
and his "Decked
Out Halls, Harley
Davidson" for a donation of 5,. or pe-rt
food, per picture. Photo guests arnd shoppers
enjoy punch and cookies Thet re.-ale stori' i-s
open Wednesday-Sal luday. 11.i a in i p in
Christmas Specfacular
The Kihderstudios Company Dancers will.
present a Christmas Spectacular Dec. 18 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Doors open
at 5 p.m. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are




Florida folk group Tammerlin performs in
Hixon Auditorium of the Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. With a
sound that is a step off the well-beaten path,
Tammerlin has garnered praise from critics
.. Their innovative performances offer.excep-
tional guitar playing, well-crafted original songs
and traditional tunes pulled from the heart of
American music: "Wintersong" is a unique holi-
day program featuring ancient carols, songs of
the winter season, readings and poems, which
was first presented at the Smithsonian in 2001.
Free for members and non-members. For
information call (904) 355-0630.

Joshua Bell plays with the JSO Jan. 7.

Violin concerto
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
presents a concert with Joshua Bell, violin, and
Fabio Mechetti, conductor,,on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m.
performing Bruch's beloved Violin Concerto in
Robeirt E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-
Union Center for the Performing Arts..Tickets
and additional information are available
through ihe Jacksonville Symphony Box Office
at (904) 354-5547, or Anline at
Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony (ARIAS) will host its annual black-
tie fundraising gala to support music education
programs and Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra participation in Nassau County on

Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island. For information and reserva-
tions call 261-0105.
Instrument Zoo
The Instrument Zoo, a program sponsored
by the Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony (ARIAS) that takes 30-plus instru-
ments to all Nassau County fourth grades, is
staffed by volunteers and needs 14 people on
each of 21 mornings during January and
February. Both men and women are
Each student has hands-on fun and instruc-
tion with each instrument. Ideally volunteers
can give a maximum of six mornings over the
two-month program. You do not need to know
how to play an instrument a workshop will be
held in early January.
For information or to volunteer, contact
Barbara Zacheis, coordinator, at 321-5639, or
Rachel Smith, scheduler, at 491-3829.
John Thomas Group, with John Thomas on
piano and Earnie Ealum of Fernandina Beach
on bass, performs at the European Street
- Cafe, 992 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
Dec. 18 from 5-8 p.m. Call (904) 249-3001.
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N. Second.
St., Femandina Beach, from 7-10 p.m. the first
Wednesday of each month. ;
Musicians are invited to siin for one s6ng
or the whole night. All are welcome. To jojng
the mailing list submit your email to beechfly-
The Femandina Beach Drum Circle meets
the first.Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m.
at.the DeeDee Bartel Nature Center and North
Erd Boat Ramp. One need not possessor pur-
chase a drum to participate. Instrumentation
centers on drums and percussion but may
include other instruments such as flutes,
didgeridoos and other non-percussion instru-
Follow 14th Street North to the end. Go
past Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old Town,

over bridge and then left toward the old pogy
plant. The entrance is on right. Call Barbara
Hill at (904) 556-3219 or Doug Byron at (904)
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre St., hosts
a music circle on Saturdays from 7:30-10 p.m.
featuring great local musicians. Admission is
free and all are welcome. Come enjoy dessert,
coffee and music.
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult "BYOB" Twilight
Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets
are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., .
Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book
online at www.ameliarivercruises.com.
Bonito's, 614 Centre St., live music, Call
Dog StarTavem
Dog Star Tavem, 10 N. Second St., live
music. Visit Dog Star on Facebook. Call 277-
Gre Turdle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher
SAve., karaoke on Sunday nights with: Daddy
"0" DJ. Follow The Hammerhead on Facebook
at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each Thursday
,night at The Ritz-Carton, Amelia Island.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre
St., free trivia each Monday at 7:30 p.m.; wine
tasting the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with 10
wines for $,10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; ,art tournament every
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Dan Voll Tuesdays from
7:30-11:30 p.m.; the Turner London Band
Thursday from 8:30 p.m.-midnight and Friday

and Saturday from 8:30 p:m.-12:30 a.m. Call
261-1000. Visit www.okanes.com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Pili Pill and
Chillakaya One; Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project; Wednesdays Wes Cobb; Thursdays
Hupp & Rob in the Palace & DJ Buca in
Sheffield's; Fridays and Saturdays regional'
bands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call
Bill Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@thepal
The third annual Bad Santa party and con-
test Dec. 24 will offer $250 in cash to the
Sexiest Santa and a $100 bar tab to the
Ugliest Sweater at the stroke of midnight to
ring in Christmas Day.
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar,'464073
SR 200, Suite2, Yulee, live music every first
and last Saturday of the month from 7-10 p.m.
Call 310-9221. Visit www.picantenassau.com.
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.; trivia Thursdays;
live music every Friday and Saturday
at 8 p.m. Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave.,.
The Macy's in the lounge from 6-10 p.m..
Friday and Saturdays; shaggin' in the lounge
Sunday from 4-7 p.m., Pili Pili in the tiki bar
Wednesday from 5:30-9:30 p.m.; live music in
the bar all weekend. Call 277-6652 Visit
www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter..
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., presents Reggie Lee tonight; DJ
Roc Dec. 17; Ernie and Debi Evans Dec. 19;
Richard Smith Dec. 20; DJ Roc Dec. 21; Alex
Affrdnti Dep. 22; tarry and the Backtracks Dec.
23; arid Reggie Lee Dec. 24. Open Christmas
Day. Call 261-5711.

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Fnara.l-Home, Properrt 606 Pnoo Equipmeit & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 8 1.. -i. r Prcperi, 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Mone, To Loar. 607 Antiques-Collectbles 620 Coal-Wocd-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy c.r Rnr Ren V1.rI frJi.-_au County 859 Homes-Furn-shed
102 Lost & Found 206 Chlld Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden!,Laiv. Equipment 802 lobile Homes B 15 King-iard'Sr. r-lar,s 860 Homes-Unfurnshed
103 n Memoriam 207 Busness Opportunty 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seedst'FerntlI er 803 obl e Hre 81E.' Ca3mden Co Cun,1 aan entails
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Con1ilioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 80-a 4me.ia Icland Homes l' ODI-h.r Area. 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnisings 624 Wanted to Bur 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS C3 C mer alReal
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercse 504 Services 612 Muscal instruments 625 Free teams 806 Wacerfrort 85 L .o- mae .'Jant.ed 85 Wareouse
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbles/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condomr,r,,rrus 852 r.lble homes 901 TRANSPORTATION
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutor;pg 601 Garage Sale 614 Jenelrv/Watches ?01 Boats & Trailers S08 Off Island. 'iulae 85? roble H,n-- i-Lot 90L ANSPORTATIO
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 r4r,.cies for Sale 615 Building Maierials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 94 .:orn 902 Trucks
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Mrsceilarneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farm- & Acre3age' 8 C partrreL-,-Furn ,hed -03 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage BoughtSold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation Veh-cles 811 Commercal/,ReaI e85 Aprtnmenr, L-IJnrn. 90-1lotorc'cles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Compurers-Supplie. 616 Auctions 705 Computers & Supplies 812 Property Eyehange 85- Cndu-i-Furr. ;hed 905 Commercal


1S 105 .Public Notice 105 Public Notice 204 Work Wanted
As the year closes, we would like to take All Real Estate Advertised 201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted carefor your loved ones. Any hours
this time to wish you and yours a very Herein is subject to the Federal )Salary negotiable. Local verifiable
If You Have Lost Your Pet please Merry Christmas and send our hopes for .Fair Housing Act, which makes It INSURANCE BILLING SPECIALIST RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT Week-rerenes. (904)5833155.
check the Nassau Humane Society a bright and blessed New Year! illegal' to advertise any prefer- INSURANCEneeded at busy chiropractic wellness end Shift 16 hours perweek Apply RETIRED RN -30 yrs critical care/ER.
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next As valued customers and suppliers, we ence, limitation, or discrimination center in Kngslad, GA (20 minutes In person at 941510 Old Nassauvle ., to care for loved one. 4hrs m.,
to the arpr (904)321-164 & the would like to thank you for your past based on race, color religion, sex, from Target), well established, 35-40 Rd., FB 32034. Phone (904)206-4120. $20/hr. Can accommodate all hours
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 and present patronage and services. We dica ilial stt or hrs per week, M-F, experience neces- 247. (904)635-0955. for more'info.
cense Rd. In Yulee next to the drivers are also taking this time to announce national origin, or the intention to sary. Fax resume to (912)882-8889 or DENTAL ASSISTANT needed part-
license building (904)491-7440. that effective Friday, December 16, make any such reference e-mail to chro8888@yahoo.com time or fulltime Expercere LIABLE HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM
2011, Island Auto Care, Inc., located limitation or discrimination. Please send faxor cell Dr. Robert
302 South 8th Street, will cease .l n HEAT & AIR JOBS Ready to work? Fredman 289 8th St. Ferandina We will thoroughly clean your home &
operations. The News-Leader will not 3-wk accelerated program.' Hands on Beach FL 32034. Fax (904)261-8181 light maintenance. 30 yrs combined
4 in .d To assure that you maintain the same knowingly accept any advertising environment. Nationwide: certifications orcall (904)261-6826. exp. Refs ukon request. 904-491-4275
U104P-rSOllir. level of service and pricing, I welcome for real estate which Is in violation and local job placement .assistance. _______)__________
you to solicit other suppliers for your of the law. All persons are hereby (877)359-1690. ANF BTTR CARER CHIMNEY SWEEP
SAVE $$$ on Advertising Run your automotive needs. Services or repairs informed that, all dwellings A _BETTERCAREER with Melton. Santa Claus won't come down a dirty
classified ad In over 100 Florida received during the period of Island advertised are available on an SECURITY OFFICERS NEEDED In Geat equip't & benefits. 2 mos CDL n a a ae wn burning.
Fernandina.D li. Clearbackground, Claall Lighthouse Chimney Sweeps,(904)
newspapers reaching over 4 MILLION Auto Care, Inc.'s Napa Car Cate Center equal opportunity basis. Femandina. "D" lic. Clear background, wws .meltontruck -ANF Call Lighthouse Chimney Sweeps (904)
readers for $475 that Is less than $4 status will remain under warranty and DL & DMV req'd, phone, diploria/GED. www.meltontruck.com. ANF 261-8163 or 583-1300.
per newspaper. Call this newspaper or honored at any official Napa Car'Care If you believe that you may have Pay $9.75/hr. DFWP--EE/M/F/V/H Earn $$$ Helpin Ms Process
(866)742-1373 for more details or vis- Center by presentation of receipt. been discriminated against in Apply at: wwwi.dsisecurlty.com medical claims from home. Call the THE DOMESTIC DIVAS -have arriv-
it: www.flrda-classifeds.com. ANF God Bless, connection with the sale, rental or .ttr.' ..w i~.:urit, .:.m > Federal Trade Commission to find out ed. Please call us for all your cleaning
David Donna Sutton & Family inancng of eso Dunrtmen the of 6l0 how to spot 'medical billing scams, needs. 557-4414. www.domesticdiva-
ousing and Urban Devlopment BUSY MEDICAL PRACTICE n (877)FTCHEL A message from the propertymanagement.com
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for Fernandina Beach seeking a full time CONws-LeaderRETE PATIOS, DRIVEWAY
the hearing impaired 1(800)927- front office p, Mnn Ir1ral1 year i CONCRETE PATIOS, DRIVEWAY
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7790experience required. Fax: (904 Home weekends. Earn up to 39/mi., 1 Starting at $599. Call (904)237-7324
77.0 .._ yr OTR flatbed exp. Call SUNBELT or.(904)491-4383.
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xcelentopportunity join r 107 Special Occasion experience. Applications can be 'TRACTOR NEEDED -Main duties re-
Exceentopportnity to in a great local family- obtained at 'Fleet & Family Service quire cleaning & light maintenance
d b F t n ISLAND TREASURES, End of the Center (must 'already have Subase activities on grounds, outside building,
owned business. Full time position with bonuses Year Sale now thru 12/18. Cook- access) or the Georgia Department of pool'area & common areas. For more Instruction
available. Clean driving record amust. Experienced books, glassware, kitchenware 50s% Labor. information & scope of work, send res-
available. Clean driving record amust. Experienced off. 30% off all smalls. Vendos items ume to: P.O. Box 766M, Fernandina
offi 3'00 S off a rvmlls l^^^ Laor_______ p^ 'EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE -
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601 Garage Sales

LARGE ESTATE SALE! 1912 Atlantic
Ave. 8am-12prr Items for sale: Antique
Furniture (tables, desks, beds, chairs
and sofa), Antique Bottles, Golf Clubs,
Glass Cabinets, China and much more!
YARD SALE Sat. 12/17, 9am-12pm
@ 214 S. 7th Street, Kelly House
parking lot (historic district).-
Furniture, baby items, old stuff.
FRI. 12/16 & SAT. 12/17 8am-
12pm. Great last minute holiday
shopping, lots of new boutique items,
collectibles, sports Items. DONT MISS
.THESE DEALSI 1401 S. Fletcher behind
YARD SALE Sat. 12/17, 9am-lpm.
925 South 8th St.,, H&H Tire Service
Center. Plenty of good stuff. Too many
Items to list.
NEED GIFTS? Large assortment
misc. household, patio, exercise,
frames, clothing. Sat.' 12/17, 8am-
12:30pm. No early birds. 2350 Safe
Harbor Ln. off Will Hardee.
YARD SALE 2725 Robert Oliver
Ave. Sat., 8am-12pm. Please no
early birds. Cancel If rain.
GARAGE SALE Fri. 12/16 & Sat.
12/17, 8am-? Something for everyone!
9am-? A1A across from Yulee Post
Office. New clothes sizes large to
12/17, 8am-2pm. 1824 Clinch Dr. Rain
or shine. Housewares, glassware, some
furniture, & various other misc. items.
ESTATE GARAGE SALE '- 12/16, 8am
1pm & 12/17, 8am-2pm. 1513 Field
St., Amelia Park. Antiques, books,
household items, furniture, Christmas
CHRISTMAS!! Lots of Christmas gift
items, many greatly reduced/lots more
items on sale Friday 16th: 2pm to
6pm, Saturday 17th: 12n to 4pm.
Don't Miss 'This sale Inside AAAA
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602 Articles for Sale
CALVIN KLEIN RUG 7'9" x 10'10"
" Highest' quality 100% New Zealand:
wool yarns, Eixce.lenrt r:natilod ,. ps
backing 5ola ior l1 JI9. 1 ln fSI C
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PINE STRAW Convenienl on islana
Sadler FRoad Premrrom L.on. Lear
$3 50 per bale 261-8583

604 Bicycles
CANNONDALE F400 with brochure
& receipt. Nearly new condition. $760
new. Asking $375. Call (904)491-3236.

610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice ma-
chines, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central & window AC's, refrigerators
& freezers. Kish's (904)225-9717.

802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.

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

806 Waterfront

Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre; Realtor.
on Piney Island. 4BR/3BA. $395,000.
Call (904)261-8950.

807 Condominiums l[

CONDO FOR SALE at Cottages at
Stoney Creek, Fernandina Beach.
Gated community, beautiful first floor
unit, 2BR/2BA, with garage. Never
been occupied. $112,000. 277-8769 or
(904) 753-1516.

811 CommerCdal/Retail
$325,000. Cafe-Reduced-$45,000 low
lease rate. Retail-Office lease space
from $9 psf Land-9 acres-$300,000 on
SR*200. Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal
Realty 904-556-4190

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animals only. Available 12/17/1
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4BR.'4 fB. 2643 if ocean %iew
town hurii-e %ith unberlie\able
upgrLmds for the price! Tile floor.,
\\iooden .Lai[r.3,e and an elev\'or.
All rounis hae upgraded lighting.
lot.. ,if lien mad I'lanarion shutters
Kilcheri is a cool's dreuamn vith LuS.
Luoktop, built-mn oven. microwave,
di.h\ washer and Ice machine.

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3BR'3.5BA. 10s.U sl. "illa located 4BR 3BA, 25417 sl. hltoric home
close to the Occan Club. btachl. with income potcndal' Rerfto'aled
racquet park. spa and galed entrance Master Suite makes this area a great
to A4ella bland Plantaliun. E-fch ec..ipe for the owners IpstLirs
bedroom lids ensuile bath plus half could he used for rental income Side
bath downstairs. Grand new,. o'f he porches both up and down suits so
golfcourse and lake makes relA-ing ou cao take full advantage oC
on the\eranda rijo. ille end villd is "purching".
a great gelr-a:wa' orto use as a rcntai. 5$29 .000(

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loLated to goll, tennis, pool. Ocean
Club and hcach on beautiful Omni
Amelia Island Plaulation
Surrounded b', the w.ioderful old
oaik uees anrd a/alea hushes that N.
Flonda is kno".n tor. Located in a
quiet cul-de-.ac this \illa is n grea
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4BRK 2BA home il0 l e i- rom the
beach via 'the neighborhood
a.alkakay and itl move il condition.
Ne~ carpet ust installed in all the
bedroorns plus bamboo flooring in
the public areas. 4th bedroom could
be used as a dedicated office. onrmal
dining roomand screened porch give
lots ofrntertaitring space.

Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Contact: Trent Maddox

(904) 261-9129 or 1-800-874-8679

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95330 Spinaker 3792 sf. 4BR/3.5BA
gorgeous ocean view home located in the
exclusive Amelia island community of
Summer Beach. Grand two story living room
with fireplace, p'rate.c library/office
w/fireplace, gourmet kitchen with high end
appliances. Master Suite offers separate sitting
room facing the ocean. Master bath features
separate vanities, large shower and oversized.
jetted tub. Community Pool. Available fully
furnished. On Island. $3,500/mo

86459 Eastport 2059 sf. 4BR/3BA beauty in
golf course community of N Hampton.
Lagoon pool and spa with outdoor kitchen
overlooking well landscaped and fenced
backyard. Big upgraded kitcl. n with stainless
appliances overlooks irnimil Room with
fireplace. Breakfast area as well as formal
Dining Room. Large screened lanai. Two car
garage. Community amenities galore. Pets ok.
Off Island. $1,895/mo

95269 Mackinas -2492 t 4BR/2BA home in
beautiful Harrison, Cove in exclusive Summer
Beach. Wood and tile tflo.'rinig dulhrouilh:ut
Well appointed Kitchen o-Vednrlo-kirng laIrec
Family Room with Fireplace..' nrgc. covered
Patio perfect for 'ni.rraninini. phis Hot Tub'
Pets OK. On Island. S1,.850. meo ,:


96928 Buccaneer 1591 sf. 3BR/2BA
Southend home located under the canopy of
oaks on Buccaneer Trail Completely
renovated but still retains the original heart of
pine walls and ceilings. Three car garage. Pets
ok. On Island. $1,500/mo

86201 Sand Hickory 2437 sf. 4BR/2.5BA
Hickory Village two story within walking
distance to. schools. Upgraded Kitchen with
granite counter tops opening to Family Room
with fireplace! Formal Living & Dining
Rooms. Three large Bedrooms upstairs with
Master Suite down. Security & irrigation
systems. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,411.1, mo

75079 Ravenwood 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA open
fl...r prin Florida style home in Timbercreek.
Bright, large rooms and kitchen overlooking
living area with plenty of cabinet space. Pets'
ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo

86116 Caesars -1274 sf.' BR. ,2DA house in
newly built subdivision. Well appointed
kitchen with eating area. Master suite with two
closets. Two car garage and :1inc 'ri .,n system.
Large family room open to kirh-r n Pets ok.
Off Island. $1,095/mo

Amelia Lakes 806 sf. IBR I I1 ground
floor unit- in ieli.a L.,c-; ".-ith ni,'.i cirpitl
throughout (Open kitchen. ceiling .in nd
scretneld p,'rc aov crlool ,,i Hi : I:l. Pe r.. k.
Off Island. ?50( mo

Chapin Wllias Retal

854 Rooms
FULLY FURNISHED Cable, kitchen &
laundry privileges. Yulee area. Call
Glenn for details (904)548-9707.

855 Apartments

1BR/1BA APT. furnished, small but
cute, cozy & quiet. Good location, good
neighborhood, located in Nassauville
behind store. $700/mo. + $350 sec.
dep. DirecTV, A/C, water, all utilities
included. Ref's required. 206-3241,
leave msg.
AT BEACH Eff. $145 wk. 1BR inc
cable & all utils, $225 wk/$950 mo. +
dep. ALSO 2&3BR SWMH, starting
$175 wk/$695 mo. + dep. 261-5034

856 Apartments

Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

Rental assistance on 2 & 3 BR HC &
non HC accessible apartments. W/D
hookups. Water, sewer & trash
provided. Call 904-261-2937 TDD/TTY
711, 1655 Lime St. FB Fl 32034. "This
institution is. an equal opportunity
provider & employer."

3BR/2BA top floor of duplex. 1 block
from ocean, deluxe appliances, large
deck, very nice. $1075/mo., lease plus
deposit. (904)583-0095

t arnabas'
A private, non-profit agency that assists
shelter and basic neess ities
For information, call: 904e.261.7000

*2820 A First Avenue 2BR/I.SBA $875 a
month + utilities.
*2801 Elizabeth St., Ocean View, upstairs of
duplex on North Beach $950/mo. incl. water,
sewer and garbage.
* 2500 A First Avenue 2BR/2BA with den or 3rd
BR and I car garage $1,1 00/mo.+ utilities.
* 619 S. 14th Street 3BR/IBA$875/mo.+utilities.
*3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/IBA Furnished,
oceanview- some utilities included $1000/month.
* MarinersWalk- 3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq.ft.near Ritz
Carlton. Furnished or unfurnished.$1200/mo.
+ until.
*2BR/PBA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
S$1,650mo. or 6mo. lease
IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across the
street from the beach.All until. wi-fi.TV & phone.
* Five PointsVillage 1,200sq.ft.$1.200/mo+salestax
*Amelia Park 910 approx. sq.ft. 3 offices,
reception area, kitchen and bathroom.
$1450/mo.+ utilities.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House, 1,800
sq.f .$1700/mo.lease + tax. Sale also considered.
* BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Landscaping Co. or
Nursery. Office,greenhouse, shade houses with
a fenced, irrigated outside space for plants.
Excellent location with high visibility.
* Office Complex w/tenant for rala / excellent
investment 1941 Citrona Dr- 4690 sq.f. includ-
ing additional lot Call for more info 261-4066

856 Apartments
RUSTIC 2BR APT. 326 S. 9th St.
$600/mo. + security deposit + utilities.
Call (904)310-6502.
Affordable Living Rent based on in-
come for eligible seniors, handicapped
or disabled persons. 1 & 2 bedrooms.
Sandridge Apartments (904)277-8722.
Handicap Accessible Apartments avail-
able. *This institution is an equal
opportunity provider, and employer.
OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D,. Upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005
able. Private walkway to beach. (904)
583-1675 or (772)828-6197.
terrazzo floors, patio, private beach
access. 270 S. Fletcher. Yearly lease.
$850/mo. + $950 dep. (904)556-5722

857 Condos-Furnishe
pool, clubhouse, 2 blocks to beach.
$850. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)

858 Condos-Unfurnished
AIP Golf Front, 2BR/2BA, ground lev-
el. Renovated, granite counters, new
kit, assoc pool. Long or short term.
$1250/mo + utilities. 904-477-8763.
Summer Beach, ground fir, 2 pools,
gated comm. 1 yr lease. $1800/mo.
(912)253-4763 or (912)367-9804 eves
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
In gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Start-Ing at
just $749/mo! Call Tammy for -our
winter special at (904)415-6969 for a
showing. www.amelialakes.com
garage. $950/mo.,Pool & tennis courts.
Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call

nished, large'yard. $900/mo. + utili-
ties. Available now. (904)206-1912
bonus room, in Lofton Pointe, garage,
fully furnished. $1300/mo. Call Ana
3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., gated, comm
pool, 5 mins/beach. Rental by day, wk,
mth, yr. (904)261-6204/206-0035

860 Homes-Unfurnished
furnished. Clubhouse with pool &
tennis court. Off Amelia Concourse.
$1,450/ mo. Available 1/1. (904)729-
house. CH/A, W/D, garage, fenced
yard. $950/mo. + $950 sec. dep. 261-
3158. Available now.
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA Immaculate
home. Must see. No smoking. 426 N.
Fletcher Ave. Lawn care provided.
$1475/mo. (904)261-4127
2BR/1BA 97460 Blackbeards Way
(Pirates Wood subd.). CH&A. $750/mo
+ $700 dep. Call (386)365-8543.
TOWNHOME 2168B First Avenue,
built in 2009, 1750 sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BA,
double garage. (904)206-0238
Close to beach, movies and Moon River
Pizza!! This spacious two story
contemporary three bedroom two bath
townhome includes pre-wired internet,
nook in loft and is pre-wired for a
security system! Only $999 a month!
Call (615) 383-9292 Ext. 221.
3/2 IN YULEE Newly remodeled.
Pets ok on approval. $975. Phil 556-
Oyster Bay. Open floor plan: Separate
living & dining area, gated
neighborhood. $1800/no. Call Tiffany
(904) 335-0583 for details.
1307 CLINCH DR. 3BR/2BA, garage,
workshop, large party room, sec.
system, new carpet. $1095. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
4000+ sq.ft. 1-floor, 2 car garage,
jacuzzi, no smoking, service pets only.
$1475/mo. Sec & Ref. 904-548-0195.
secluded large waterfront lot.,
$1375/mo, Call (904)753-1057.
rent. 2BR/2.5BA, fireplace, carpet, two
blocks from beach. $850/mo. (904).

861 Vacation Rentals

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
3BR/2BA home. Owner's summer
home, so it has everything you need.
426 N. Fletcher. $1500/mo. 261-4127

863 Office
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

864 Commercial/Retail
RENT TO OWN Corner lot 926 S. 8th
St. Small- office + 20x40 bldg (3 bays
w/car lift). $1800/mo. + dep. Owner
finance. Terms flexible.' (904)261-5034

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* 631 Tarpon Ave, Unit #6367 (Fernandina Shores) 1178sf 2BR/1.iBA 402 S. llth Street, Unit B 1BR/1BA Downstairs unit in triplex. W/D
Fully furnished condo only one block from the beach. Community pool. Rent hook-ups inside. $500
includes ewer and garbage fees. $1175 402 S. llth Street, Unit A 2BR/1BA Downstairs unit in triplex. W/D
* 1542 Lisa Avenue (The Park Subdivision) 884sf 2BR/2BA lFully fur-
nirhed ready for you to begin Florida lifestyle. Stainless steel appliances, ocean hook ups inside. $675
views, carpet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, cable/satelite TV ready, private 402 S. llth Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit in mplex. W/D hook-
yard/courtyard, patio/deck, private street and 2-car garage. $1450 ups inside. $795
S403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums) 2741 Forest Ridge Drive, Unit 1-1 (Forest Ridge Condominiums)
1432sf- 2BR/2BA Community pool, barbecue grills in common area, full 2BR1BA Downtstairs unit, dining in family room, open kitchen with closet
master bath with double sinks, dining in living/great room, closet pantry, trash pantry, capet, ceramic tile and vinyl, mini blinds, covered patio/deck.
compactor, patio/deck balcony, storage closet, carpet and ceramic de. One-car Clubhouse, tennis courts and community pool $800
garage. Ocean views, only a short walk to the beach. Washer/Dryer, water,
sewer, trash, pest control and Assoaation fees are included. Home also on 200 Village Lane (Island Village Subdivision) 1587sf 3BR/2BA town-
Sales Market. $1500 home on cul-de-sac with 2 master baths, one with shower only, dining and liv-
* 2005 Beachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) 1700sf FUR- ing/great room, closet pantry, carpet and vinyl tile. Mini-blinds, gas fireplace,
NISHED OR UNFURNISHED 3BR/3.5BA, Each bedroom has its own bath, covered patio/deck, water softener. Irrigation system and 2 car garage. Lawn
9 miles of walking & bike trails, 2.5 miles of beach. Gated community w/guard care included. Available Decembee 1st. $1200
posted, ocean/lake views, dock access, patio/deck and playground. *.1622 Park Avenue (Amelia Park) 1628sf-3BR/2.SBA Townhomein the
Washer/Dryer, lawncare, pescontrol&Assoeiaton feincluded. $1895 center of desirable Amelia Park. Gramte counters in Master bath with sepa-
S2100 Belvedere Avenue, 912sf- 2BR/1BA Close to high school and middle rate tub, shower and double sinks. Upstairs guest bath has two entry doors.
school. Ceramic tile and mini blinds, cable/satellite TV and high speed internet 1/2 bathroom downstairs. Closet under staircase. Private patio/courtyard.
ready. Large fenced-in backyard and outside storage. Yard watering system. New Dining in living/great room, eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar/nook, kitchen
1-car garage and built-in grill. Available March 1st $1375' island and closet pantry. Carpet and ceramic tile, cloth blinds and wood shut-
* 901 N. 15th Street 1800sf- 3BR/2BA Newly remodeled -Master bath with ters, vaulted ceilings, cable/satellite TV ready, 2-car garage. Available
separate shower and tub, eat-in kitchen, skylights and vaulted ceilings, mini December 1st $1250
blinds, carpet, vinyl and hardwood floors, cable/satellite ready, private 95024 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) 2693sf 3BR/3.5BA
yard/courtyard, patio/deck, 2-car garage and driveway. Lawn care and wash-r
er/dryerincluded in rent. Available February lat $1295 Townhome Condominium with Ocean .view, formal dining area, breakfast
* 1942 Springbrook Road (Egans Bluff Subdivision) 2064sf 4BR/2BA bar/nook, carpet and ceramic tile, wood shutters, fireplace in living room, water
Full Master bath, carpet and vinyl floors, cable/satellite TV ready, private softener, vaulted ceilings, elevator, community pool & 2-car garage. Available
yard/courtyard with fenced-in back yard and 2-car garage. Available January Nowl $2100
1st $1750 1847 Beach Walker. Road (Turtle Dunes Condominiums) 1800sf -
* 85678 Bostwick Wood Drive (North Hampton Subdivision) 2900sf 2R/2BA Located on 4th oor, two Master bathrooms, ceramic tile and hard-
4BR/3BA This spacious home has many elegant upgrades. ormal dining wood floors throughout, cloth blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, elevator, gated
room, large eat-in kitchen, fireplace in family room, private backyard borders
preserve, water access and boat launch nearby, Community features laige pool. community and pool. Water, sewer and trash included m rent. Also on Sales
Clubhouse and playground. Includes lawn service, pest control, wireless inter- Market. Available February 1st $1995
net, and basic cable service. Also includes membership at the Beach Club of
Amelia. Available February 1st $2095 COMMERCIAL RENTALS
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sfwill divide
* 86048 Knotted Oak Way (Hickory Village Subdivision) 1677sf 4BR/2BA Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sfoffice $1,300/mo
Open floor plan with eat-in kitchen. Carpet and vinyl floors. Covered back 502 Cetre St (Maxwell Bdg) individual offices
patio opens to fenced-in back yard. Conveniently located near schools, shop-
ping and 1-95. 2-car garage $1350 Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
* 97493 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460sf 3BR/2BA Two 1799 US HWY 17- 1196sf Commercial building, $1,500/mo.
Master Baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, walk-in pantry, remodeled Sadler Road 625sabuilding on 1 acre lot. $1,500
with vaulted ceilings, carpet and ceramic tile, patio/deck, wood fenced-in yard S. 14th Street (Jasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400sf. Commercial space $10/sf
$1400 116 Centre St. 200sf $3,000/mo.

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