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FRIDAY, MARCH 9,2012/20 PAGE 2 SECTIONS Ifbnewsleader.com

Dredge dump, 8th and Lime

ANGELA DAUGHTRY the spoils, and that site is safe because it is.corn- said during a phone interview.
News-Leader pletely fenced off. "We have ... found no other city-owned prop

According to Interim City Manager Dave Lott,
2,800 cubic yards of spoils from the dredging proj-
ect at Fernandina Harbor Marina will be dumped on
city property at the corner of South Eighth and
Lime streets.
An email from Lott to city officials states, "The
three sites identified for disposal of the marina
dredging are going to be insufficient to handle the
14,000 cubic yards of material to be removed under
the dredging contract."'
According to Lott, the city utility yard on Lime
Street has enough capacity to handle 50 percent of

Two other spoil sites at Franklin Road and North
14th Street were deemed hazardous, Lott said, even
though they are set back from the road and have
"No Trespassing" signs, because "(placing) more
than a three-foot depth of material in these sites
poses a serious safety risk and unwarranted liabil-
ity to the city," Lott wrote.
"A child venturing into the area, climbing over
the silt fence and over the berm could become
trapped in the material, which is highly viscous,
and suffocate," Lott wrote.
"The likelihood (of an accident) is minimal, but
we wanted to be prudent about public safety," Lott


ty that is of sufficient size to handle the approximate
2,800 'cubic yards of material necessary to com-
plete the dredging operation, other thad the lot on
the northwestern corner of Eighth and Lime," Lott
wrote. "I assure you that as someone that has con-
stantly referred to this property area as the 'Gateway
to the City,' this decision was not made without a
great deal of thought and hand-wringing."
According to Lott, a four-foot berm will be built
at the eastern side of the South Eighth Street site,
facing the street. That berm, and another to be
SPOILS Continued on 3A

Lockdown at Yulee school

Rumors of gun,

racial tensions

in wake of fight
Yulee Middle School was locked
down for hours Thursday morning
after rumors circulated that a group of
black students planned fo bring a gu n
to campus and shoot white students
Nassau County Sheriffs deputies
were posted at each school entrance.
which were closed, and.on campus
Students were kept in their first-peri.
od classrooms. Parents, who gathered
outside school entrances, were not
allowed b'n campus.
"We've heard a lot of different
rumors, a lot of different stories,"
Nassau County Sheriff Tommy
Seagraves said, including one about
"four black students coming with a
gun going to shoot some white stu-
A white,female student reported
to police after they arrived that she
saw a black male student in the school
courtyard with a gun, but she said
she saw the gun 'butt, not the entire
weapon, and could not identify the
"No weapons have been found,"
Seagraves said.
The search ended at mid-day and
the school resumed normal opera-
tions about 12:30 p.m. Parents were
allowed to take their students out of
school at that time.
Students were released to their
waiting parents in small groups to
avoid confusion. Students who did not
leave proceeded to lunch. Classes
resumed after lunch until the normal
end of the school day at 3:25 p.m.
Better safe than sorry, schools
Superintendent John Ruis said.
"(Deputies) didn't find a weapon," he
said. "We have to take those things as
being credible until we can prove oth-
erwise, so today we have. We appre-
ciate the. cooperation of Sheriff
Seagraves and his officers in thisto
ensure the safety of the kids."
"You have to be vigilant; you have
to do your due diligence on a daily
basis. Anytime you hear a threat or
you see something that's amiss or a
student comes to youwith a concern,
you've got to follow up on it," Ruis
said. "I think the sensitivity is defi-
nitely heightened a little bit now with
what happened at (Episcopal High
School in Jacksonville) this week," in
which a fired teacher shot dead the
head of.the school before turning the
gun on himself.
Dale Braddock, director of sec-
ondary education for the school dis-
trict, said the school was looked down
first thing Thursday as a precautionary
measure and deputies were search-
ing classrooms, lockers and students'
backpacks for weapons.
Seagraves said, "We are going
classroom to classroom, searching
every bag, every classroom and every
person that we can search." ,
The school notified all parents by
telephone at mid-morning of the situ-
ation, using an automated outreach
system. Some parents were disap-
pointed in how school officials handled
the incident.
Yulee resident Cerita Tucker, who
has a seventh-grade daughter attend-
ing the school, said she was upset that
the school did not notify parents soon-

Nassau County Sheriff's Deputies guard locked gates at each entrance to Yulee Middle School on
Thursday morning, above. "Your child is safe," Sheriff Tommy Seagraves reassures worried parents
outside the school, below.

"I'm really pissed about that
because (school officials) can call me
when my child gets in trouble imme-
diately. You can send a message out if
she doesn't come to class, y'all imme-
diately call the parents and y'all don't
stop calling until somebody answers
the phone. Why am I just now getting
the message" that her child may be in
Like other parents on site, she was
frustrated. "Even if they had police
every day, you can't be in every class-
room. So what are you all going to do
to keep my child safe in there? That's
my concern," Tucker said.

The lockdown was an outgrowth of
a fight that occurred at school Friday
when one student was arrested and
several were suspended. The fight,
between two black and white male
students, resonated on students'
Facebook pages subsequently, with
racial overtones.
The suspended students were
scheduled to return to school
Thursday, fueling rumors of revenge.
Many parents called the sheriff's
office and deputies responded in force.
"I have about 20 officers out there,"
Seagraves said. Four deputies have
been posted on the campus each day
this week because of concerns gen-

rated by the Facebook postings.
Those included racial epithets, and
school officials were aware of them.
"The school did take that serious-
ly. They were monitoring those
Facebook pages," said Sharyl Wood,
executive director of administrative
services for the' school district.
'Students who posted "inflammatory"
material on Facebook were talked to
and could face discipline if it continues,
she said.
"That kind of thing would not be
tolerated. And kids that do4'hat will be
dealt with," she said.
YULEE Continued on 3A

City OKs


for animal

shelter if...
Fernandina Beach officials have
made a commitment to contribute up
to $500,000 for a new Nassau Humane
Society facility if the remainde? of the
$1.5 million cost can be privately raised.
City commissioners voted 4-2
Tuesday to send a letter of intent in
support of the new facility, which'would
mean the city would match $1 for every
$2 raised by the Nassau Humane
Society. Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch
voted against.
According to Interim City Manager
Dave Lott, "The letter of intent repre-
sents a commitment by the city subject
to (the Humane Society) raising money
... for four different buildings." The let-
ter will include the city's initial share of
the estimated construction cost of
around $260,000, Lott said, and a cap of
$500,000 for the entire project.
The city's financial proposal states
that the Nassau Humane Society will
provide a cost estimate for the proj-
ect, and that the city's waiving of per-
mit fees will count toward the city's
"The Humane Society would raise
their share (of Phase 1) before any-
thing happens," Lott said. "We would
work with the Humane Society to
develop a schedule and specific mile-
"The worst case is if .the Humane
Society is not able to (raise money for)
its second phase," Lott said, "then they
would turn over to the city all of Phase
No city funds will be released until
HUMANE Continued on 3A

City seeks




If all goes as planned, the
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport
will become the city's third enterprise
operation to be managed by a private
Mickey Baity, chair of the city's
Airport Evaluation Advisory
Committee, said in a presentation dur-
ing Tuesday's commission meeting
that a private management company
would be the best choice for the air-
port. The city mariina and city golf
course have also been taken over by
private management in recent years.
; Richard Johnson has been airport
manager since 2006, but it was
announced at the'meeting that he
would retire on May 1.
City commissioners gave their con-
sensus to send out a request for pro-
posals for a professional aviation com-
pany to manage services at the city
airport A workshop will also be sched-
uled to publicly discuss the matter
before a final decision is made.
Baity said committee members,
after studying airport governance
reviews and meeting with airport
authorities, decided the city should
remain as airport sponsor. The com-
mittee considered several different
options for management, including the
current operation, a dependent airport
authority, an independent airport
authority, another government entity,
privatization and contract management.
Baity said that, although the air-
port's staff has done very well "for
what they have," the airport is still
underachieving and needs to be better
"The current model works well..
AIRPORT Continued on 3A



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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012 NEWS News-Leader


Faye Jones Bradley
Faye Jones Bradley, 82,
passed away on Monday, March
5, 2012 at Community Hospice
Morris Center. The Yulee native
was born on September 25,
1929 to Ward T and Olive Libby
Survivors include siblings
Agustus W. Jones, Calvin H.
(Jeanette) Jones, and Linda
Jones (Larry) Brazell.
Visitation was held on
Wednesday, March 7 from 7 to
9 p.m. in the Chapel of Callahan
Funeral Home, with graveside
funeral services on Thursday,
March 8 at 3:30 p.m. in
Haddock Cemetery, Nassau
County, Florida.
Condolences may be
expressed at www.callahan
Callahan FuneralHome. Inc


Roy Branson, 91, died
Wednesday, Mar&h 7, 2012 at
his Yu'lee residence. Mr.
Branson was interred in Green
Pine-Cemetery during a private
family ceremony on Thursday,
March 8.
Green Pine Funeral Home
Glenn F. Wright, 61, died
Monday, March 5, 2012 at his
Yulee residence. A memorial
service will be held at 3 p.m.
Monday, March 12 in the
Stephens Chapel at Green Pine
Funeral Home with the Revs.
Chip Mirkle and James Ricci
officiating and military honors
by the U. S. Air Force. -
Green Pine FuneralHome.



The Nassau County Health
Department is offering another
series of four, two-hour diabetes
self-management education
classes from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on
Monday April 2,9,16 and 23 at
the Family Education Center
(Yulee Full-Service School),
86207 Felmor Road. Registra-
tion fee is $40 (includes all four
classes) and $20 for Nassau
County School District employ-
ees. You may bring a support
person at no additional cost Let
organizers know if you need
special accommodations. A min-
imum of five must register to'
hold the class. For questions or
to register contact Ashley Kraj-
ewski at 548-1853 or Ashley_

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The Newv to You Resale Store is an
excellent place to recycle your household
goods. For info, call: 904:321.2334
$ ....1r4Slme.3-1 o ONAND*m., oC e


Pirate Parade
' Applications are now
being accepting for the annu-
al Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival Pirate Parade, spon-
sored by The Residence Inn
Amelia Island, May 3 at 6
p.m. on Centre Street.
Deadline is April 16. Applica-
tions are available at www.
shrimpfestival.com, The
Residence Inn Amelia Island,
2301 Sadler Road, Amelia
Island Convention & Visitors
Bureau, 102 Centre St.
(Depot) or AIFBY Chamber
of Commerce in Gateway
Center. For information con-
tact Desiree Dinkel at 261-
7562 or 415-0952 or
Y program tours
The YMCA after school
care and day camp program
invites families to stop by for
a classroom tour interactive
games and fun, light refresh-
ments. Don't miss the talent
show starting at 4:30 p.m.
Free Pryme Time, spring and
summer camp registration is
available during this time.
Everyone is invited. The
YMCA Kids' Campus at
Atlantic is located at 1205
Atlantic Ave. Use the North
13th Street entrance (far lot
on left). Call 415-0587.
Free dog food
Today from noon until
12:30 p.m. Cats Angels will
distribute free dog food in its
parking lot at 709 S. Eighth
St., Fernandina Beach, on a
first come, first served basis.
Supplies are limited. To
receive food you must bring
proof of your pet's rabies cer-
tificate and spay/neuter.
Passport Day
To learn more about trav-
el requirements for U.S. citi-
zens or to apply for your U.S.
passport, attend Passport
Day in the USA on March 10
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach library,
sponsored by the Friends of,
the Fernandina Beach
Library. For information visit
www.nassaureads.com and,'
c1 ik on the Passport tab. Or
visit Travel.State.Gov.
PinkRibbon Ladles
S..The Pi*k Ribbon Ladies, a
support t group forsurvivors
of breast and other female
cancers in Nassau County,
will hold meet on March 12
at 6 p.m. in the conference
room at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau.The meeting
will be an open forum for
.information sharing and dis-.
cussion of concerns.
Museum meeting
The Amelia Island
Museum of History will hold
its annual meeting on March
12 at 5 p.m. at the museum,
233 S. Third St. Discover

The City of Fernandina Beach will rlcelve sealed bids for requirements for
the following until no later than 10:00 am, March 22, 2011.
A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm
at the Fernandina Harbor Marina, 3 South Front St, Femandina Beach.
Bid documents and specifications are available to download from the City of '
Fernandina Beach website, www.fbfl.us, Bids and Purchasing web page.
Questions regarding the bid can be directed to Dehi Murray, PurcIhasing Agent
/ > at dmurray@fbfl.org or (904) 277-7311 x2035.

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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
CNI Community
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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, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Tuesday p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
* Monday holidays will move the
Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m.

what the museum has been
up to and get a chance to
meet the staff and 'oard
members. Board elections
will also be held and the
museum will honor several
board members who are
retiring. All museum mem-
bers are invited to attend. For
information contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102.
.NAACP meeting
The Nassau County'
Branch of the NAACP is
under reorganization of its
unit There must be suffi-
cient membership in the
Nassau County Branch for
reentry into the Florida State
Conference. It is asking for
the community's support and
help for membership. George
Young, area director of Area
5-Florida State Conference,.
will chair the meeting on
March 13 at 7 p.m. at the
Peck Center reception room,
516 South 10th St.
Tobacco free
Tobacco Free Partnership
Nassau will meet March 14 at
4 p.-m. in the Fernandina
Beach Police Department's
community room, 1525 Lime
St Susan Jones-Feeney will
share her personal journey of
tobacco use and cancer and
survival. Jones-Feeney has
spoken before legislators,
national leaders and to thou-
sands of youth living in
California over the years on
the topic of the dangers of
tobacco and how it affects
personal health. She is new
to the Nassau community.
Contact Jennifer Emmons at
548-1867 for information.
Rublo office hours
Sen. Marco Rubio will
hold Nassau County mobile
office hours on March 15
from 4-6 p.m. at the Betty
Cook Nassau Center,
Building 29, Conference
Room All1, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
Members of Rubio's staff will
be available to meet with the
public to assist with federal
issues. For information call
the Jacksonville regional
office at (904) 398-8586.
Alzheimers support
The Alzheimer's /Demen-
tia Support Group will meet
March 15 at Savannah Grand
of Amelia Island. Savannah
Grand will host a lunch at
12:30 p.m. The group will
meet from 1-2"p.m. Call
Ashley Krites at 321-0898 to
RSVP for lunch. The meeting
is open to the public and
everyone is invited to attend.
For information call Debra
Dombkowski, support group
facilitator, at 261-0701.
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency
(NFCAA) will distribute a
small amount of U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture Surplus
Food Commodities between
2-3:30 p.m. March 16 at the
Peck Center Auditorium, 510
South 10th St. Commodities
will. be distributed on a first-
come, first-served basis until
the food is depleted. Visit
River celebration
The 2012 St. Marys River
Celebration will be held on
'March 17 in Nassau and
Baker counties of Florida and
Charlton and Camden coun-
ties of Georgia. Volunteers
will scour the shorelines of
the rivers, lakes, and streams
of the St. Marys- River sys-
tem, removing thousands of.
pounds of trash from the
waterways. .

The cleanup takes place
from 8 a.m. until noon, fol-
lowed by a celebration for
volunteers until 2:30 p.m. at
Trader's Hill in Folkston, Ga.
Tickets will be distributed to
cleanup volunteers by site
captains. Volunteers will also
receive an event T-shirt. For
information or to register as a
group, contact Keep Nassau
Beautiful, Inc. at 261-0165 or
The Nassau County
Health Department is offer-
ing healthy savvy shopper
classes from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
March 19 and 26. The first
class, an introduction to read-
ing food labels, will be held at
the Family Education Center
(Yulee Full-Service School),
86207 Felmor Road. The sec-
ond class will be a grocery
shopping tour at Publix, 1421
Sadler Road.
Registration fee is $40
(includes both sessions) and
$20 for school district em-
ployees. At least five must
pre-register to hold the class.
For questions and registra-
tion contact Ashley Krajew-
ski, Healthy Communities
Healthy/People program
coordinator, at-548-1853 or
Amelia Island DAR
The Amelia Island
Chapter, National Society
Daughters of the American
Revolution, will meet at the
Golf Club of Amelia on
" Wednesday, March 21 at
10:30 a.m. Historian Charlie
Philips will present a pro-
gram describing local Civil
War events to commemorate,
the 150th anniversary of the
landing of Union Troops on
on Amelia Island in March,'
1862. All members and
prospective members of
NSDAR are welcome to
attend. Luncheon is $17,
check payable to AIDAR at
the door. RSVP to Amy
Schnell by Friday, March 16
at 556-3486.or email
Fort Clinch State Park is
partnering with the Friends
of Fort Clinch, Inc., Florida
Fish and the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation
Commission to conduct a
Kids' Fishing Clinic from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 to teach
lessons on knot tying, fishing
ethics, tackle, habitat, casting
and more. The Nassau Sport
Fishing Association provides
volunteers for the event.
The.clinic is open to chil-
dren ages four to 16 and will
be held on the Atlantic
Fishing Pier at the park, 2601
4 Atlantic Ave. The first 500
kids will take home a rod and
reel combo. A free hot dog
lunch will be provided to
every participant Bring your
,family. Contact the park at
277-7274 or visit www.flori-
Yard sale
The city of Fernandina
Beach is offering a communi-
ty-wide yard sale day March
31 at the Atlantic Recreation
Center. Set-up is 7-9 a.m., aid
the sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
with indoor booth spaces .
available for $40/each includ-
ing two eight-foot banquet'
tables and five chairs. Sixty.
. outdoor booth spaces are
available for $15/each; must
bring your own tables and
chairs. Visit the rec center to
reserve your booth. Contact
jay at 277-7350, ext. 2013 or
jrobertson@fbfl.org for infor-,
mation. '

Youth Forum


Because of an insufficient
sampling of essays, the Let the
Truth be told Youth Forum/
Luncheon scheduled for
March 10 from 9 a.m.-12:30
p.m. at the Martin Luther King
Center, 1200 Elm St., has been
changed to March 31.
The date for submissions
for the essay contest is now
March 21. The Coalition for
the Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED) is encouraging all
ninth through 12th grade stu-
dents to submit an essay. The
forum is free to the public and
students must be present to
win. -
The essay topic is
"Breaking the Cycle of Teen
Pregnancy." The papers
should be at least 500-800
words typed, doubled spaced,
with two formal references,
i.e., CDC, MMWR or some
other reputable site, and one or
two informal references, such
as a teen parent, school
teacher or healthcare provider.
Wikipedia should not be used
as a reference. The paper
should include:
A comparison of the birth
rate, per 1,000 ages 15-19, of
teens in the U.S. to those of

teens internationally.
How does an unplanned
pregnancy the future of
teenage young men and
women academically and eco-
nomically? .
What is the cost of teen
childbearing to the U.S. tax-
What can health care
providers do to help prevent
teen pregnancy?
What can communities
do to help prevent teen preg-
What can parents,
guardians and caregivers do
to help prevent teen pregnan-
What can teens do to
help prevent teen preg-
Papers are to be submitted
or post marked no later than
March 21 and mailed to:'
CREED, c/o Jennett
Wilson Baker, 464126 SR 200,
Yulee, FL 32097. Or email
them to jennett_baker@peo-
The forum events are spon-
sored by CREED and are free
and open to the public. For
information contact Wilson-
Baker at 556-3363 or


taking applicants
Contestant rehearsals for public, private, alternative or
the Miss Shrimp Festival 2012 home schools. Eligible par-
Scholarship Pageant, spon- ticipants must reside in
scored by the Hampton Inn & Nassau County but may attend
Suites, Amelia Island, high school in another county.
"Historic Harbor Front Hotel," The four-part application pack-
will be held weekly, beginning et may be downloaded at
with the organizational meet- www.shrimpfestival.com.
ing and rehearsal March 18 Contestants will be accepted
at 4 p.m. at the Bean School of until April 10.
Dance, 25 N.; Third St., For information call
Fernandina Beach. Barbara Book, pageant cirec-
The pageant winner will be tor/choreographer, at 583-
awarded a $1,000 scholarship 1770 or Sandy Price, Shrimp
during the Isle of Eight Flags Festival executive director, at
Shrimp Festival on Friday 206-0756. Please leave a mes-
evening, May 4. The pageant sage with your phone number
is open to high school level if the call is answered by voice
juniors and seniors attending mail,

Free drug cards cut

prescription costs

In 2008 the Nassau County
Commission. launched the
Prescription Discount
Program to help citizens cope
with the high price of pre-
scription drugs. Since then,
19,822 citizens have used the
prescription discount card and
have saved a total of $636,917,
with the average savings per
prescription filled being
The National Association
of Counties sponsors the pro-
gram and as a member, there
is no charge to Nassau County
to offer the program to its res-
idents. All county residents
may use the card regardless of
age, income or existing health
coverage, and it is accepted at
14 pharmacies in the county.
There is no enrollment

form, no membership fee and
no restrictions or limits on the
frequency of use. Cardholders
and their family members may
use the card at any time their'
prescriptions are not covered
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Continued from 1A
the Nassau Humane Society
has obtained funds for Phase
I of the project. According to
Lott, it is estimated that Phase
I and II will cost $785,000 for
two buildings and the city's ini-
tial share will be $262,000.
Phase I could consist of pre-
liminary measures such as
land preparation, acquiring per-
mits and finalizing the build-
ing plan.
"We're in the dark as to
what Phase I and Phase II are,"
Cotner said. "If you just do
(preliminary work) in Phaise
I, you don't see any value."
Cotner said the new facility
-" would be LEED-certified,
. which means the construction
and operations of the facility
Should be environmentally sus-
tainable. The facility was also
designed as a "series ofpods,"
;' so construction could be easi-
ly broken into different phases..
"Animal care facilities are
so often poorly done," Cotner
said. 'This is meant to be a lot
more user friendly.:" A more
welcoming building, Cotner
said, would result in higher
adoption rates for animals.
According to Nassau
Humane Society president
John Landregan, he expected
-the project could be finished in
about three years.
"That's $170,000 a year for
the city," Landregan said. "You
.could spread it over four years
.. at $125,000 a year."
"I'm not happy at all that
we were blindsided with this at
the last meeting," Bunch said.
"(T'he Humane Society) knew

o Continued from 1A
(but) the airport has reached a
position where the manager
can't bring a.sill set to bring it
forward," BOity said.
Interim City Manger Dave
Lott said that Johnson's retire-
ment also "brings up the issue
'of timing."
"We talked with a lot of peo-
.ple about management types," .
.said Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch,
.-who was also on the-advisory
committee. "We came up with
f (a management plan) like the
-. -, golf course and the marina.
AWe're not bringing in any big-
ger jets, we'ie just capturing
what comes in and-giving them
a better feel when they come,
Bunch said the committee
"- (also discussed the need to
. ...:-bring in more light industry
:and businesses to the airport,
to improve services and bring.
S'.jobs to the island.
Commissioner Tim Poynter
said he had heard concerns
.:-,there "might be some confu-
sion" between a management
company and, the fixed-based
operator, McGill Aviation, that
is already at the airport
Baity said there are airports
-:where the fixed-base operator
managess the airport, and other
airports where the airport
authority manages the fixed-
base operator. He added, how-
ever, that MdGill could bid on
'the airport management job if
:-it so desired.\
SThe city hasbeen in a years-
long legal dispute with McGill
'that it lost in a final judgment
last summer. The Fourth
Judicial Circuit Court ordered
the city to pay $1.2 million in
attorney feesand other costs.to
McGill, but the city is appealing
that judgment. McGill Aviation
mainly handles fuel sales and
light ground support at the city
Bunch said a management
company would "manage the
airport just like we do now,"
but "might request that they-
open their own fixed-base oper-

they were going to (ask for
money) and took their lime.
They asked for a lease, and.
then came back and asked for
$5(X),000." Bunch asked if the
Nassau Humane Society had
any "big donors" or any plans
fo;r fundraising.
"We have big donors" that
will remain anonymous,
Landregan said. "From the
feedback we have, it's doable.
... We'll be able to contribute $1
Commissioner Tim
Poynter said the city needs a
Humane Society and that it
was "getting a good deal" with
this plan.
"It's part of our society,"
Poynter said. "We need to take
care of our animals. If the city
did it themselves, it would cost
tenfold. I'm confident you'll be
able to raise money ... it's a
direct reflection on what kind
of community we have. I think
the city needs to get behind
"At the end of the day, the
original price tag was $5 mil-
lion," Commissioner Sarah
Pelican said. "It sounded like
the perfect spa resort for dog-
gies and cats. This (new plan)
meets the requirements... and
stays within a realistic budg-
"I think an appropriate com-
mitment is a letter of intent,"
City Attorney Tammi Bach
said. "We're saying we support
the plan and dollars over a peri-
od of time."
"This resolution is not bind-
ing, budgetarily," Bach said.
'The city (will own) the Phase
I plans if Phase II is not done."

"It's nothing to do With run-
ning-out the current fixed-base
operator," Bunch said. But, if
another FBO was at the air-
port, they would have to build
their own terminal or welcome
center, Buinch said.
"Are we g6ing to fund them
and build another terminal?"
Commissioner Charles Corbett
asked. "I don't,see-why we
should go into competition with
the FBO that's ofut there."
"That would ke something
the -city commission would
direct Mr. Lott to put into the
RFP," City Attorney Tammi
Bach said. "It's. not a second
FBO as I understand it."
"In light of Mr. Johnson
leaving, it makes sense to look
at this," Poynter said. "If we
decide (a management com-
pany) is not right for our com-
munity, we can hire someone
else to runt the airport."

Continued from IA
built on the southern side of
the lot, will be seeded with
grass, Lott said.
"Additionally, afler the mate-
rial has been disposed of, there
might be a reason to leave the
eastern berm and landscape it

Continued from 1A
Students are not allowed to
access social media sites from
school computers, Wood said.
But the school cannot control
what students do online off cam-
pus, though it can take action
against students for what they
post -online. "Kids need to. be
careful about what they put on
Facebook," she warned.
She also warned parents.
"Parents' comments on
Facebook are also being called
to the attention of the school
district," and one parent's com-
ment has been turned over to
the sheriff's office because it
was false and could create seri-
ous repercussions.
'That's the kind of thing that
does not help the kids or the
school," Wood said.
Ruis urged parents to over-
see their children's online
behavior. "Parents really need to
monitor and know what's going
on with -their kids on this
Facebook because it's really cre-
ating some major issues for us
in the schools," he said. "It's
taking situations that are adver-
sarial and mean-spirited and it's
taking them to another level.
We've been dealing with a lot
of those this year, seems like
more so this year than we have
inthe past. Parents really need
to monitor the activity of their
Given the fight on Friday,
"They're taking appropriate pre-
cautions," Wood said of school
officials, noting not only the
shooting death at Episcopal
High School but a fatal shooting
by a student at a school last
week in Ohio.
"That puts everybody else
on even further edge," she said.
"When there's a rumor of a
weapon on campus, every-
body's frantic."
One student was arrested
and two others issued civil cita-
tions following the fight Friday
morning at the school.
Two students started fight-
ing about 8:50 a.m. in the
school's courtyard, Assistant
Principal Amanda Cooper told
Nassau County Sheriff's
deputies, and several other stu-

along with some more trees/
shrubs to provide some v'er tical
elements to. this area," Lott
Lott said the city lot at South
Eighth and Lime would also
have three feet of spoils dump-'
ed there: The berm walls will
begin going up this week, he

According to Lott, all dredge
spoils will be brought out to the
city airport for landfill after six
months. The spoils were
brought to the other sites first,
ILott said, because of FAA con-
cerns about birds being attract-
ed to them.
"On a positive note, the
material does not give off an

Parents really need to monitor and know
what's going on with their kids on this
Facebook because it's really creating some
major issuesfor us in the schools, It's taking
situations that are adversarial and mean-
spirited and it's taking them to another level.'

dents joined the fray to untangle
the pair.
Deputies said a third student
started kicking one of the par-
ticipants to help.the other, a
friend of his. Faculty members
separated the brawling students
in front of a large crowd of their
peers who had gathered to
cheenand watch the spectacle.
Parents of students involved
were notified, deputies said, and
informed of their legal options.
The student who was arrested
is 14 years old and black. The
report did not give the ages of
the others.
Two of the students chose to
receive civil citations and were
released to their parents instead
of being arrested, according to
the incident report.
Wood said law enforcement
officers posted at schools have
authority to issue the citations to
students cited for misdemeanor
crimes provided they have no

prior criminal records, so long
as they admit guilt and attend,
and fulfill the requirements of,"
Teen Court.
"If they'don't follow through
with Teen Court or whatever
the sanctions are, they can be
held accountable for the crime,"
she added.
The student arrested was
not eligible for a citation due to
a previous arrest, and was
released to his parents, accord-

& 3A

unpleasant odor, nor has it
served as a bird attractant," Lotl
The FAA has become sen-
sitive to the bird attraction issue,
Lott said, ever since a plane tak-
ing off from LaGuardia Airport
in 2009 had to crash-land in the
Hudson River due to a bird-
plane collision.

ing to the report.
Deputies said no students
were injured in the fight.
Seagraves said his deputies
would continue to have a
greater presence at the school
in light of the incident. "Yqur
child is safe," he told parents
assembled at the school gates
Thursday morning.
The sheriff said the law
enforcement response was
appropriate. "Its been handled
the way it should be," he said.
"There might be some that cri-
tique and say we handled it a lit-
tle bit too cautious, but hey, it's
about safety, it's about respon-
sibility, and that's what we're
going to do make sure that
nobody gets hurt or injured."
Wood said school officials
would seek to resume regular
operations today. '"They will try
to have as normal a day as pos-
sible," she said. Classes begin at
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Klauder to announce
A Fernandina Beach man will seek to
turn out U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw
from Congress. Jim Klauder has invited'
"everyone who is concerned about the
growth of government, the loss of liber-
ties and business as usual in
Washington, D.C.," to the launch, of his
campaign at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in front
of the Nassau County Courthouse on
Centre Street.
Young Republicans
The Nassau'County Young
RelSublicans will have their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, at San Jos6
Mexican Grill, 463797 SR 200 in Yulee.
Guest speaker for the monthly meeting
will be Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections Vicki Peterson Cannon.
The social will be held at 6 p.m.
and the business meeting will be held

Irom 6:3()-7::30 p.n.
Cannon is a native of NMiss ;I County
and was elected as Supervisor of
Elections in 20(X, Prior to being elected,
she served for nearly 18 years as th lie city
.clerk for the city of Fernandini Bieach.
Nassau County Younig Republican
meetings are open to any interested
Republican. Family members and chil-
dren are always welcome at the monthly
To RSVP your attendance or to
receive final iln i ihii Ilhitii.lii regarding
the Nassau County Young Republicans,
contact Amanda Young at
nassauyr@gmail.com or (904) 207-2181.
GOP executive committee
The county Republican Executive
Committee is scheduled to meet at
7 p.m. Thursday at the Nassau County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy Road West,
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and the business meeting will begin at
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It is universally agreed that
economic issues drive ballot-
box choices. There will be
debated issues, including pro-
life/pro-choice, hawks/doves,
tax hikes/tax cuts, health
care, immigration policies,
union philosophies, constitu-
tional interpretation and many
more. But on Main Street
USA, a family's roof over their
heads and transportation are
economic issues one and two.
Lets start with economic
issue number one, housing.
The American dream is to
own a home, make thie mort-
gage payments and create
your biggest asset. For 28 per-
cent of our U.S. mortgage
holders and 44 percent of
Floridians, it doesn't feel good
being underwater on your
home. This value collapse was
due in large part\to an over-
zealous cycle of real estate
financing that began with a
push by our government to
artificially stimulate the mar-
ket, The collapse occurred on
Wall Street and is being subsi-
dized and felt by every
American. Even those who are
mortgage-free have seen their
home values plummet.
How the two people on the
ballot In November plan to
tackle this lingering problem
would be of interest. What is
the business plan, besides just
throwing more money at it?
Don't look for much discus-
sion on the campaign trails
because there aren't easy
answers, and "I'm going to get
out of the way" doesn't have :a
marketable ring to it. There
does appear to be some life in
'the housing market and a bot-
tom may be getting estab-
lished. It has been a very pain-
ful few years for the general
economy brought about by
trying to place an extra 5 per-
cent of the population in
homes above the historic
norm. The electorate's take on
who bears responsibility for
the meltdown will be an issue
when curtains are pulled. -
Expect to hear a lot about

cars in the
next eight
months. It is
a current
bright spot,
with the
industry on
an uptrend.
The main
S contributing
W FEKS factor is that
CORNER vehicles
don't last for-
ever and peo-
RickKeffer ple are buy-
ing because they need to be.
The market is resetting itself,
driven by the natural need of
reliable transportation and the
economics of repairing aging
cars. The current administra-
tion will claim a government
intervention success. 'It
deflects from the other less
exciting stories of government
involvement in business the
last couple years. I do believe
the rally of particularly GM,
Ford and Chrysler has helped
consumer confidence and
impacted the recovery efforts,
beyond just jobs.
When the election comes
around, and states with auto-
motive manufacturing pres-
ence vote, the car industries'
uptick will be weighed. States
lj h Ohio, where they areovot-
ing as I write, will be swing
states. So will many others,
probably more than normal,
as we are a nation somewhat
divided right now. Will union
auto manufacturing states in
the Midwest vote differently
than the southern non-union
import auto manufacturing
states? How about states like
Ohio that have both? The auto
industry has long tentacles
and will play a part in the elec-
Remember to reset your
clocks Saturday night and
have a good week.
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Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
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Nassau County Clerk of the
Circuit Court John A. Crawford
will host a Florida Public
Records and Sunshine Law
Seminar on Wednesday, March
28 at the Nassau County Judicial
Annex in Yulee.
Barbara A. Petersen, presi-
dent of the First Amendment
Foundation, will share her
knowledge and experience
regarding Florida Public
Records and Sunshine Law. The
First Amendment Foundation
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A morning and an afternoon
session covering the same mate-
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are welcome and encouraged
to attend.
Seminars are offered 9-11
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Education 'an emotion

The last two weeks of the
legislative session always
include many long hours.
This is the time where
endurance and stamina are
most critical. The difference
in a bill dying or being adopt-
ed 'can often be a direct result
of your commitment and
tenacity to overcome the
Monday of last week was
the 48th day of session. That
afternoon I attended the final
Education Committee meet-
ing. Two hours was sched-
uled to consider six bills,
including HB 903 dealing
with Charter Schools. The
charter school bill was the
last bill taken up for consider-
. action. The bill passed with 14
yeas and 3 nays. The original
objective of this bill was to
provide for more equitable
funding for all public schools,
both traditional and charter.
This was partially achieved
with federal funding, though
not with capital funding for
school facilities.
I expect that this issue will
surface again next legislative
session as a recent study by

Tax Watch
revealed that
charter pub-
lic schools
Share currently
1 ly 68-71 per-
cent of the
funding that
STATE traditional
REP public
receive. I
JanetAdkins expect that a
task force
will be created to address this
issue and will make recom-
mendations for next session.
School choice is an impor-
tant part of the publicly fund-
ed education system in
Florida. Parents now can elect
to homeschool their child, uti-
lize an online or virtual
.school, send their child to a -
charter public school or a tra-
ditional public school. All
these options must be
strengthened and given the
tools they need to reach high
standards. Too often issues
are-polarized between one
choice or the other. For

Florida to benefit from the
strengths that each school
choice option brings to the
table, we must work hard to
remove barriers to their suc-
cess and strengthen the sys-
tem throughout.'
This year we held several
Education Solutions roundta-
bles to discuss the challenges
facing education. I will contin-
ue to lead this dialogue as we
work towards a competitive
public education system that
is student-centered and offers
choices to parents.
On Tuesday, House mem-
bers spent roughly eight
hours on the floor. HB 1163
dealing with Adoptions was
on second reading. After
being heard in four commit-
tees, 62 house members had
already heard and debated
this bill. With only one mem-
ber dissenting throughout the
entire process, I felt that we
had thoroughly vetted the
bill. When the bill was taken
up on Wednesday for a vote, it
passed 112 to 0. I was pleased
with the bipartisan support of
the bill.
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lal topic

coming up on committee
agenda, I have always made it
.my practice to reach out to
members of both the majority
and minority parties to ask for
their support and answer any
questions they may have.
While the process and issues
can become partisan, relation-
ships between members
should be professional and
respectful; and while I may.
disagree with some views, I
respect their position and rec-
dgnize their voice should be
heard. Having a working rela-
tionship between members is
critical to building successful
bipartisan agreement on
issues; and we should work
towards those goals whenev-
er possible.
Now the bill will be sent to
the Senate for its considera-'
tion. If no amendments are
made by the Senate, then it
will head to the governor for
his approval. '
HB 1163 modifies the defi-
nition of "abandoned" as it
relates to Chapter 63.032(1)
of Florida Statutes. Currently,
a child is considered aban-
doned if the parent or person
having legal custody makes
no provision for support of
the child and makes little or
no effort to communicate
with the child. The bill
changes the definition to con-
sider a child abandoned if a
parent or personhaving legal
custody makes little or no
provision for support of the
child or makes little or no
effort to communicate with
the child. The bill eases the
criteria for considering a child
to be abandoned and trigger
the permanent placement
process. This is necessary
because we have individuals
who are making very little
provision (such as $10 sent in
a birthday card or the pur-
chase of a bag of diapers) and
then claiming that they have
made provision. The defini-
tion of "no provision" is being
narrowly defined and thereby
is delaying the adoption of
children who need a forever
I received an emaail asking
why I did not prohibit sex
offenders from being adoptive
parents. Already, Florida
Statutes require a home study
to be clone on prospective
adoptive parents. The home
study would have identified
that issue and prevented that
adoption. In the case of
Miranda from Baker County,


this situation di
an adoptive pare
sex offender, bu
father. Instead, t
requires that a h
done if that child
placed in an env
other than prosr
tive parents. Als
requires a trans
prepared if the c
removed from a
tionship, as was
The bill also
in order to demi
commitment to
abilities of parent
unmarried biolo
must provide re
regular financial
bill states that ar
responsibility to
financial assistar
birth mother du
cy and to the ch
birth regardless
the birth mothe
are receiving fin
port from an adi
prospective adoi
or third party. In
fact that the birt
child are receive
from other sour
excuse the father
provide support
expressing a de
child does not s,
gations of the fa
in Florida Statue
For state fisc
11, 3,009 children
ed in Florida. Oi
five years, nearly:
dren have been
of Florida's child
tem. I appreciate
work of those co
based agencies
with adoptions a
Florida's children
home always ma
Tuesday afte
learned the goo(
the House and S
had agreed on b
tions. This mean
were ready to bE
et conference. I
to be appointed
Appropriations I
ee. We had coml
work on the floor
p.m. and the me
to get the notice
respective confe
p.m. the House
conferees for th(
Appropriations 1
for the first time

d not involve ence process continues back
ent who was a and forth over several days
it her marital with each chamber marking
the bill offers that bring the budget
home study be into an agreed upon docu-
d is being ment. The items that cannot
'ironment be agreed upon at the sub-
pective adop- committee level are "bumped
3o, the bill up" to the Appropriations and
ition plan be Budget chairs.
child is being Wednesday morning
bonded rela- began with the second budget
the case of conference for PreK-12
Appropriations where we
provides that, received the first Senate offer.
onstrate a full Shortly aftei-ward, it was time
the responsi- to be on the floor for a full day
thopd, an of second and third readings.
gical father There were 69 bills on second
asonable and reading and 16 bills on third
l support. The reading.
n unmarried We had lots of debate and
retains the questions, and were unable to
) provide finish our work before the
nce to the scheduled budget confer-
ring pregnan- ences at 6 p.m. This meant
ild following that members were expected
of whether back on the floor at 8:15 p.m.
r and child to hear the remaining bills.
iancial sup- We concluded our work on
option entity, the house floor at 11:06 p.m.
ptive parent, This was actually earlier than
addition, the I expected and I was grateful.
th mother and This part of session is gruel-
ng support ing and challenging as you
ces does not must remain focused on the
her's duty to details as bills are moving for-
. Merely ward.
sire to fulfill Thursday morning started
towards his again with budget confer-
atisfy the obli- ences, followed by time on
their outlined the-floor. HB 903, relating to
es. Charter Schools, was on the
al year 2010- Special Order Calendar and I
en were adopt- was happy when the bill
ver the last passed 86 to 30 on Friday. HB
y 17,000 chil- 903 creates greater accounta-
adopted out ability and transparency for
d welfare sys- charter schools by requiring
e the hard each charter school to main-
ommunity- tain an Internet website that
that work enables the public to obtain
and the care of information regarding the
-n. A loving school, its personnel, and its
makes a differ- programs. The website must
include information regarding
rnoon we any entity that owns, oper-
d news that ates, or manages the school,
Senate leaders including any nonprofit or for-
udget alloca- profit entity; the names of all
nt that we governing officers and admin-
egin the budg- istrative personnel of the enti-
was pleased ty; and any management fees
as a PreK-12 the school pays to the entity.
house confer- Charter schools are gener-
pleted our ally exempt from the Florida
)r around 6 K-20 Education Code, unless
mbers waited; compliance with a particular
for their statutqis specifically-required
;rence. At 8:15 by law. In 2011, the
and Senate Legislature enacted the
e PreK-12 Student Success Act, which

budget met
a. The confer-

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Students go

without if

no mentors

teers and kind financial contribu-
tors, Nassau County has had 25
college.graduates earn degrees in
the last 14 years that might not have other-
wise. ,
These 25 graduates did so with little if
any student loan debt due to Nassau
County's branch of the Take Stock in
Children program. It began locally in 1997
and 90 percent of the participating students
have met the requirements meet an hour
per week with a mentor, maintain at least a
2.5 GPA, agree to stay off drugs and out of
trouble and stay in school.
Of the students wholearned ;he schol-
als.hips, 44-re still enrolled'In post-secoild-
ary education. Students have finished two-
and four-year programs and one enlisted in
the military.
And in just a few short weeks, many-
more eligible students hope to meet the
mentor who will guide them from eighth
grade through senior year. But several eligi-
ble children will be without mentors.
A deficiency in mentors in western
Nassau County means students will not
have the chance to become Take Stock in
Children scholarship recipients. And that
deficiency could mean your own child is not
accepted into the program and afforded the
opportunity to go to school debt-free.
Anyone can mentor. A college degree is
not required. You dQ not have to have your
own children, but you can also be a parent
and mentor. You can be someone who can
only meet with a student at a certain time
on a certain day each week, or you can be
someone .,ho has to change the meeting
day from week to week. The program is
flexible and the students are always happy
to have a chance to step out of a non-core
class and chat one-oh-one with an adult.
Mefitors can be stay-at-home parents
who have an hour free while others care for
their children. They can be 20-somethings
or retirees. They can be new area residents
or longtime residents. All they absolutely
have to be are adults willing to dedicate an
hour a week to meeting with a middle or
high school student.
Mentors, are not tutors. They are not
required to teach the child, though often
times' they do just that without realizing it.
Mentofing is everything from just hanging.
out with the child and listening to them talk
about their day to playing a board game or
card game on days they a'e quiet And
when they are juniors an seniors, you can
login t, a computer and.look toge-thci at the.
variety of schools and careers.availabkle 1
them I
Without your willingness' to become a
mentor, some local studerits will be left
without the opportunity to earn valuable
scholarships for higher learnitig.Will you
step forward to help out? If:so', 6ontPctJody
Macklq at 548-4464 or jmackle@fsej.edu.


City/of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
M yor Arlene Filkoff:, 583-8629 (cell)
enail: afilkoff@fbfkorg
Vice Mayor: Jeff Bunch: 206-9401 (cell)
email: jbunch @fbfl.org
Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell)
email: tpoynter@fbfl.org -
Gharlie Corbett: 583-1767.,(pell)
e-mail: ccorbett@fbfl.org ,
Sarah Pelican: 432-8644 (cell),
email: spelican@fbfl.org ..,

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the Editor, P.O. Box 766. Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035
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FRIDAY, MARCH 9.2012 OPINION News-Leader I A


Above and beyond
On Feb. 27, while on a week's
vacation, my friend Dr. David
Santrock of Charleston, W.Va., and
I were riding our bikes just off South
Fletchlr Avenue and near the'
Fernandina Beach golf course. My
friend had a wreck just in front of the
golf club. He was in terrible pain
and was bleeding profusely.
Mr. Willie Scott was at the golf
club and heard my friend crashing
to the pavement. He responded
immediately and helped clean and
bandage my friend's wounds. We .
were unfamiliar with the area and,
were unable to give our wives direc-
tions to the golf club. Mr. Scott took
charge of the situation and insisted
that he would take our bikes and us
back to our condo.
I'm not sure what we would have
done without Mr. Scott's help. We.
truly believe it was a miracle and
are so grateful for Willie's unselfish
response. Our vacation plans and
activities were somewhat changed f
for the week due to the accident. g
However, we will always remember w
this as a very special trip due to the p
actions of one of Fernandina Beach t
Fire Rescue Department's finest, t
Willie Scott. i

Joe Hooks
Tulsa, Okla.

Prudent ManTheory'
It was very brave of Steve
Nicklas to write an article in his
financial column about the prudent
man theory (Feb. 29). I had to stop
and think about how the big finan-
cial institutions have used this the-,
ory in the past. I assume most peo-
ple have not forgotten that it was
the big financial institutions that
bundled those toxic mortgage loans
together and sold them as invest-
ment grade bonds. It was one of the
reasons for the big Wall Street
bailout and added to the country's
economic problems for the past six
How did that happen if those,


financial firms were doing such
great due diligence and using this
wonderful prudent man theory? It
nay be that big Wall Street firms
ise a more selective process when
hey apply this theory to their prod-
icts. I also wonder if free advice has
much value.
The article went on to encour-
age the Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners to use this theory when they
make their decision on the water-
front project, the library and the
selection of a new city manager,
where one name was strongly rec-
ommended. The commissioners
may get a little prickly about being
given this type of advice, since sim-
ple common sense would say that all
qualified candidates should be con-
sidered before selecting a new city
manager. In addition, I'm sure the.
commissioners will review all of the
reports and studies made on the
library and the waterfront. They all
ran for office, were elected and
know that homework is part of the
job. Let's hope they do hot use the
selective process taken by some of

our large financial institutions in the
City commissioners may also
object to being told before they com-
plete the process what conclusion
they should make and how they
should manage their required due
c'iligence by the author, who has no
skin in the game. Mr. Nicklas does
not live in Fernandina Beach, did
not vote for the commissionersand
does not pay Fernandina Beach
taxes. The commissioners all appear
to be smart people to me. I'm sure
they are very capable of meeting
their required obligations without
outside advice.
Mike Clemens
Fernandina Beach
Editor's note: Mr Clemens is
retired but has worked as an
international banker, investment
banker and president of community

Eighth Street
It is nice to see that the state is

doing such a nice jol landscaping
Eighth Street and, this time,
putting in. a sprinkler system so the
plants don't die like they have-the
last three times I've seen it
landscaped. That will be a big
improvement I'm sure everyone will
Now if we can get Florida Stone
to tear down that eyesore near Lime
Street that hasn't been used in at
least eight years (if I recall cor-
rectly) and Rayonier- to somehow
hide that hideous puinp station just
north of T.J. Courson we'll be on
the way to making our portal palat-
I have spoken with one of our
county commissioners about
the Florida Stone plant but
haven't heard or seen anything
as a result, but I urge all our
commissioners to use their stature
to encourage these companies to
step up and do the right thing
by helping to clean up Eighth
Steven Traver
Fernandina Beach


Thanks from Montessorl
On behalf of the Amelia Island Montessori
School, I would like to thank everyone that came
out to the 6th Annual Chili Cook Off. Thank you
to all the teams the participated in this year's
event, making it the largest chili cookoff to date.
"' *'An event like this could not have been done
V'i h.liLit hlIe help from all the volunteers and
sponsors (Kohl's, The Palace Saloon, Publix,
Inshore Fishing Amelia and Dog Star Tavern).
A yery special thank you goes to the city of
Fernandina Beach. Meredith Jewell and Jay
Robertson were so helpful in answering all my
The Fernandina Beach Police Department
not only participated in the event and won best-
decorated booth, but their staff was crucial in
helping secure the street and locating vehicle
owners so we did nqt have to tow their cars.
Congratulation goes to T-Ray's Burger Station for
winning first prize (a half-day fishing charter
provided by Captain Danny Flynn with Inshore
Fishing Amelia), Salty Pelican for coming in sec-
ond and the upper elementary class of the Amelia
Island Montessori School for coming in third.
Every Friday the children of our school prepare
themselves a hot lunch. I guess all that practice
at cooking has really.paid off!
Patrick Higgins
Fernandina Beach

Netting Dollars for Scholars
-Recently, the Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach once again hosted the Harlem
Ambassadors in an exhibition basketball game
against our own team of hometown heroes, the
Nassau Nets. While the more than 400 spectators
in the stands at the Fernandina Beach High
School gym were treated to a fun-filled evening
of great basketball, the event also had another
goal: raising much-needed funds for' our club's
Dollars for Scholars program.
Since 1.993 this program has awarded more
than $293,000 in college scholarships to graduates
of every high school in Nassau County. The suc-
cess of this year's Harlem Ambassadors-Nassau
Nets game will push the amount of scholarships
awarded over the $300,000 mark. /,
This fundraising event wouldn't have been
possible without the support of our many spon-
sors, club members and the community and we
would like to thank the following:. Title Sponsor
Residence Inn-Amelia Island; Quarter Sponsor
Florida House Inn; Half Court Sponsors Florida
Public Utilities, Rick Keffer Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep
and VyStar Credit Union; Drug-Free Sponsor
First Coast Community Bank; 3-Point Sponsors
the News-Leader, Amelia Island Animal Hospital,
David Page, M.D. -Amelia BaptistPrimary Care,
Debonair, McGill Aviation, Sliders and Melanie
Ferreira; Lay-Up Sponsors Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise, Amelia River Golf Club, Vince

ADKINS Continued from 7A
required school districts and charter schools
to implement reforms to educator compensa-
tion, performance evaluations, and co'nti;acts.
These reforms were designed for: imipleenta-
tion by traditional public schools; however
charter schools are required to implement
them in the same manner as school districts.
As an unintended result, some school districts
have interpreted the act to require charter
schools to implement the same employment
policies as traditional public schools, even
though implementation of a particular policy
requires a complete structural shift from a pri-
vate sector employment model to a model
designed for public employers. .
HB 903 clarifies the extent to which charter
schools must comply with the act's educator

Cavallo, Courson & Stam, C.PA, Davis & Martin,
PA., Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, First Federal Bank
of Florida, Doug Geib, Green Pine Funeral Home,
E Darrell Holcomb, Jr., Inc., Jacobs, Scholz &
Associates, The Journey Church, Paz &
Associates, Robert Peters, Attorney, Shandra
Riffey, Robison Jewelry, The Schwec Family,
Charles lelon,;"iary LAe-'Sitphenstin4nenl-
ory of Don StephensonJ, butqu.P lacee Belaiu al
Health, The Travel Agency, Steve Nicklas-UBS
Financial Services, Melvin and Eleyce Usery;
Friends of the Game All Pro Automotive, John
Boylan, Mike and Mary Clemens, Phyllis Davis,
Billand Helen Eisele, Reverend Roger and Diane
Ganzel, KK Marketing Inc., The Kayne Family,
Myers Kurtz, Dr. Dorothy Lord, John Reiss and
Mary Lee Stephenson.
The evening wouldn't have been as much fun
for everyone involved if it weren't for the 16
courageous athletes who battled the Ambassa-
dors on the court, so we'd also like to thank:
Jason Mudd, AXIA Public Relations Firm; Tifini
McGill, Advanced Muscle Therapy; Scott Steffen,
PMSI;' Josh Simmons, VyStar Credit Union;
Raleigh Green, Fernandina Beach Middle School;
Carlin Catanzaro, St. Michael's Academy; Reese
Brown, Club 14 Fitness; Matt Schrieber,
Fernandina Beach High School; Tom Christen-
son, YMCA; Ron Brizelle, Fernandina Beach
Police Department; Jeff Wright, Genentec; Bill
Leeper, Florida Highway Patrol; Spencer Lodree,
Fernandina Beach High School; Teddy White;
Kinder Morgan-Port of Fernandina and Aaron
Bean, 8 Flag Insurance (I was the 16th player!).'
While the Ambassadors might have been the
high scorers in the game, the real winners were
the many Nassau County high school graduating
seniors who will-receive college scholarships
this year and for many years to come. We could
not have done itwithout your help. Thank you and
we look forward to bringing this outstanding
event to our community again next year!
Shannon Barton Brown, President
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach

Harlem Ambassadors
On Feb. 24 the Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach hosted the Harlem Ambassadors profes-
sional show basketball team for a night of high-
flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy and feel-
good family entertainment.
The Harlem Ambassadors would like to
extend a special thank you to event organizers
Trip Clark, Sean McGill and Shannon Brown,
who planned and promoted the game. The
Nassau Nets proved to be an energetic and
enthusiastic challenging team and we thank all
of the players for their good sportsmanship. The
event would not have been possible without the .
support and generosity of local community spon-
sors, the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach mem-
bers and the event volunteers.
The Harlem Ambassadors thank the com-

compensation, performance evaluation and
contracting requirements. Specifically, the bill
establishes that provisions related to instruc-
tional personnel workforce reductions and
contracts do not apply to charter schools,
unless the school awards contracts and such
contracts are for a term longer than one year.
The bill also states that such provisions do not
apply to charter school instructional personnel
who are at-will employees. The bill requires
charter schools to award annual salary adjust-
ments to instructional personnel based upon
annual performance evaluation results (like
traditional public schools). However, flexibility
is provided to determine salary supplements
and other methods of compensation.
Education is an emotional topic for many;
yet it is important to remember that each part
of the system needs to be given the tools need-

munlty of Fernandina Beach for its warm hos-
pitality and look forward to returning to
Fernandina Beach in the future!
Dale Moss, President
Harlem Ambassadors
Fort Collins, Colo.

Joytothe Children
It is never too late to say thank you to the
many generous volunteers and sponsors who
come together each year on behalf of Joy to the
I This year marked our 17th year of holiday
festivities for Nassau County's deserving chil-
dren. Once again the citizens, organizations,
churches and businesses of Nassau County have
proven they are the best. There were 129 very
excited children and their families on Christmas
Day who would not have felt such joy had it not
been for the generosity of so many. Our support
includes monetary contributions, volunteer time,
donations of gifts and food and store.discounts.
The Christmas Day event does not just sud-
denly happen. Hundreds of local citizens spent
countless hours over months in preparation. The
members of Amelia Island Quilt Guild worked
tirelessly for 10 months of the year creating beau-
tiful Christmas stockings for each of our chil-
dren. Other volunteer activities included shopping
for and sorting clothing, bedding, toys and toiletry
items as well as itemizing, wrapping, boxing and
bagging gifts. The resorts, hotels and many
restaurants who donated all our food items; the
volunteers who transport the food, gifts and
guests; the pirates, musicians, pound puppies, a
photographer and a face painter and even a goril-
la who joined us to make the event memorable for
our guests young and old. It was all done with
unflagging energy and spirit.
We were blessed this year to have our cele-
bration at Yulee High School and we appreciate
their willingness to open their facility to us. On
Christmas Day, about 150 adults sacrificed a
good part of their holiday to go to Yulee High
School to assist in making Christmas a magnifi-
cent, memorable experience for all of our fami-
lies. The celebration would not have been pos-
sible without these selfless volunteers.
The Joy to the Children board is proud of its
community for the commitment to make this a
truly Merry Christmas for our children. We are
very grateful to all the volunteers and donors who
so graciously gave of their time, talents and
resources to truly bring joy to the children. We
extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you. For a list
of our numerous, business and organizations
who sponsor us, please visit our website at
www.joytothechildren.org. We also have pictures
posted on our Facebook page at www.face-
Robbie Curtis, President
Joy to the Children Inc.

ed for that model to succeed. I am committed
to removing barriers to the success of our
schools, creating greater transparency and
accountability in each area of publicly funded
education. Each of these options is important
to our state and we must ensure that each has
the.tools needed for success.
Friday started like the two prior days with
budget conference and then time on the floor,
concluding after six hours in debate and ques-
tions. I was thankful to head home after spend-
ing over 35 hours on the House floor through-
out the week. This doesn't include time in
committee and conference meetings. I am
grateful to my legislative policy and budget
aide larry Williams for his professionalism
and hard work in ensuring a successful 2012



Ministry celebrates black heritage
T here are so many things hap- and Tiffany. As we cel- answer and a slideshow was presented
opening in, around, through ebrated our history of the youth and teen summer explo-
and for us shortly that our rep- with dancing, the Yulee ration 2011, visiting educational places
utation and God's reputation High School drill team in Alabama and Atlanta.
concerning us will no longer just be "' 4. did African stepping The table was spread from end to
something people hear about. The evi-. and the FMBC young end with food, food and more food, cele-
dence will be so apparent that every- .' .. adult and teen min- rating our heritage with food. Chicken
where we go, everything we do and istries gave us praise feet, chicken, ham, cornbread, pig's feet,
every word we speak will carry with it dances. neckbone, rice, macaroni and cheese,
so much power that the godly and the Celebrating-our potato salad, green beans, turkey, dress-
ungodly will be able to see that there NOWAND heritage with reading ing, pizza, spaghetti, collard greens,
must be a supreme being who has THEN and portrayals was Sis. cakes, pies, punch and.more food.
named.us to be His own. -..._ Thea Seagraves with Many guests were on hand from
The young adult ministry presented the birth of rhythm. other churches to help celebrate
the Karamu Celebration for 2012, "Our Maybelle She showed young Karamu. A job well done by the young
African American community and Kirkland, people how to make adult ministries. They are already plan-
Heritage, Black Women in American music with sticks. The ning for a better one next year when the
Culture and History." They began the entire audience got table will be spread again. Why not plan
celebration with their portrayal of black into the rhythm. Sis. Diane Johnson to attend?
women who were first in celebrating sang songs as she gave her portrayal of Birthday wishes to Eddie Lee Jones,
their history Harriet Tubman and the underground Shirley Williams, Johnel Jones, Diane
Sis. Dana Davis presided over the railroads. Brown, Toni Collie, Dea. James Payne,
service. Singing the Black National Trivia about black history was Eva Mae Perkins and Mother Ruth.
Anthem were the Pugh sisters, Jessica rewarded with a prize for the correct Sykes.
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Museum building new children's exhibit
"Discover'Your World," an exhibit learning is a well known technique used museum's outreach to children inc
geared for children, will be opening at by many museums to teach through ing summer programs, student toi
the Amelia Island Museum of History in play.i and special exhibits,:
late summer. The new planned children's exhibit, For 35 years the Amelia Island
This has been made possible by an "Discover Your World," will employ this Museum of History, 233 S. Third
anonymous donation through the philosophy, utilizing a variety of meth- St.,has been dedicated to the life a
Margery Huston and Arthur K. Freas ods interspersed throughout the muse- culture in Nassau County through
Children's Initiative. umrn. education and preservation of its
This generous gift allows AIMH to The Margery Huston and Arthur K. local history. This reinforces its
move forward on plans for designing Freas Children's Initiative was estab- mission statement, which is "to br
and installing a new interactive exhibit lished in 2010 after the untimely death alive and preserve the area's rich
for children. of staunch museum supporter Margery history".
The museum has recognized the Freas. .For more information about.th
need for interactive programs for sever-' The Freas have always been gram and the Freas Initiative, call
al years. These are so important in passionate about connecting children to email Phyllis Davis, 261-7378, ext.
exciting and engaging children in a their history and to their community, phyllis@ameliamuseum.org or vis
museum setting, where discovery-based The initiative covers all aspects of the www.ameliamuseum.org.

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Among them were Morgan Academic Honor Society.
Lee and Lauren McCoy, both Delta Epsilon Iota is a nation-
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To be eligible for the that promotes the principles
dean's list, a student must of dedication, enthusiasm and
have at least a 3.50 grade initiative in all aspects of cam-
point average and carry a pus life.
minimum of 12 hours for the East is a junior at the
semester. University of Florida.

Deadline extended

for volunteer awards

Do you know a hard-working
volunteer here pn Amelia Island
who deserves recognition? If
so, there is still time to nominate
"!thattindividual for recognition ,'
this spring. : ... .. "- '
The Nassau County Volun-
teer Center and the city of
Fernandina Beach have announ-
ced that the deadline for nomi-
nations for the Elsie Harper
Volunteer of the Year Awards
has been extended untilThurs-
day, March 22. These awards
will be presented at the 27th
Annual Volunteer Awards
Luncheon, to be -held on
Thursday, April 19 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This annual event, held dur-
ing National Volunteer Week,
features the Elsie Harper
Awards, given by the city of
Fatniandina Beach1 in fdimcata
gories, volunteering with
youth, volunteering with sen-
iors, social services volunteer,
and community enrichmentvol-
Nomination forms for the
Elsie Harper Awards are avail-
able at the Nassau County Vo-
lunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine
St., Suite 104A, .at the City
Clerk's Office, 204 Ash St, or
online at www.fbfl.org and
www.volunteernassau.org. For
more information, call the cen-
ter at 261-2771.

Deadline for wedding information and photos is 3
p.m. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday. A brief
announcement of the wedding engagement or cer-
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information may run at a fee of $6.34 per column
inch. A photograph of the bride or couple may be
submitted and will run free at one column by 2 1/2
inches. Larger photos will be charged a fee of $6.34
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Falling trees, wind storms and being tied down
The phone rang and instantly I newly dug pond, it swallow. want to succeed, it's the absolute I've discovered that a few sprouting
knew who it was. At our house, each lay. Unlike its roots, Now let me go ahead and con- right thing to do. virtues in someone's life is not the
family member has a unique ring- the reality of what fess, the idea of roping and staking Whether we're talking about par- only indicator that all is well. Real
tone assigned to their name. The had just happened the tree off had crossed my mind, ents creating boundaries for their health is a deeper topic. Looking
fact that my wife was calling just sunk in deep. but based on the size of the root-ball, children or simply an adult acknowl- back, I must say that I'm grateful for
moments after she had left didn't For a good bit of and the sheltered location, none of edging their need for accountability, the places where God tied me down.
make much sense. my adult life, the that seemed necessary. I now know submitting to someone beyond our- Though for the most part I fought
"Hi hon," I said, wondering what thought of having I was wrong, selves is a must. When such submis- against it, nowadays I give Him
was up. waterfront proper- The truth is, the tree was doing sion happens voluntarily, it's a sign thanks.
"The tree's down," she said, with- ty has secretly great, at least on the surface. New of real maturity and hope for future "Blessed is the man that trusts in
out taking the time to offer her nor- PULPIT intrigued me. Once sprouts had begun to appear, its success. the Lord, and whose hope the Lord
mal, warm greeting. NOTES we dug our pond color was good and for all practical When boundaries occur against is. For he shall be as a tree planted
"What tree?" I replied. ._ and planted some purposes, it looked like it had been our will, though not usually appreci- by the waters, and that spreads out
"The tree," she said, assuming I new trees, that there its entire life. When the recent ated at first, in the end they too her roots by the river, and shall not
would know. Pastor dream became a winds blew through our community, serve us like an old friend who's see when heat comes, but her leaf
"What do you mean?" I asked. Rob Goyette pleasant reality, the tree's real health, or should I say willing to tell us the truth, not just shall be green; and shall not be care-
"It's down," she said again. Little did I know lack thereof, rolled up for all to see. what we want to hear. ful in the year of drought, neither
"The big cypress tree?" I said. that the 15-foot, Christmas-style As an observation, like newly Bottom line: boundaries, like shall cease from yielding fruit."
"Yes," she sighed. "It's lying in cypress tree we planted would turn planted trees, people that aren't tied ropes ofh a freshly planted tree, keep (Jer.17:7-8)
the yard with its roots in the air." our relaxing pond into so much down tend to get blown down. us in our place while we are develop- Robert L. Gayette is pastor of .
"You're kidding," I said as I work. The huge effort required to Interesting, isn't it? More and more I ing the necessary goods to handle Living Waters World Outreach
moved toward the front door. Sure dig it up and move it there made find reluctance in our culture to be the inevitable winds of life. Center,
enough, on the opposite side of our seeing it on its side a hard pill to tied to anything, yet, if we really Like our beautiful cypress tree, rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org

Shelves bare
The Salvation Army Hope House food
shelves are bare. Thanks to each and every
one who brought in nonperishable foods.
They are going out as quickly as they come
in, so much so that at least 50 percent of the
shelves are now bare. The top five needed
items in list of priority are: 1.) Peanut butter
-and jelly 2.) Canned soups 3.) Canned meats
tuna, chicken, spam 4.) Saltine crackers 5.)
Your washed used jars and containers that
held margarine, butter, cottage cheese, lunch
meat, etc. Bring donations to 410 S. Ninth St
Women's Day
Women's Day events at Historic
Macedonia AME Church, 202 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach, include fish .dinner and
sandwich sales from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the sec-
ond and fourth Saturdays of March. All are
welcome. Call Sis. Sherry Thompson at 335-
7496 or leave message at 261-4114.
* Alternative Gift Market
St Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave., Fernandina Beach will host its annual
Alternative Gift Market on March 10 from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. inside Burns Hall, featuring hand-
criafted fair trade gifts created by artisans
from around the world. Call 261-4293.
Conertwth Cause
The Boston University School of Theology
Semina-ry Singers will appear in concert at
Memorial United Methodist Churchon, ,, .
March 13 at 7 p.m. as part of the Concerts
with a Cause series, with this one to benefit

Micah's Place. Admission is free and a love
offering will be taken.
The Seminary Singers, including students,
administrators and alumni of the school, are
touring Florida. The program, "Light is
Stronger than Darkness: Singing for Peace,"
offers music in a variety of African, Korean
and Spanish languages as well as traditional
and modern hymns. Contact the church at
261-5769 or joan@mumconline.com.
Tuesday worship
Salvation Army Hope House invites you to
join them as Major Marge Strommer, The
Salvation Army's very own Chaplain in
Northeast Florida, shares the Gospel on
March 13 at the weekly Tuesday Worship
Service. Worship begins at noon at 410 S.
Ninth St., on the corner of Ninth and Date.
Shabbat service
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau will hold a Shabbat service on
March 16 at a private home. The evening
starts at 6 p.m. Services will begin at 7:30
p.m. sharp. The group will enjoy a light
dessert after the services. To RSVP and for
information contact Debbie Price at 310-6060
or deb203@aol.com.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will serve meals
for individuals and families in need in the area
on Thursday, March 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. at.
the church, 941017 Old Nassauville Road.
. 'Meals are served on the fourth Thursday
of each month. Call 261-4741, ext 110 or
Robyn Stuckey at 583-3280 for information.

Jazz service
Jazz up your spirit in a creative worship
service March 11 at 10 a.m. at New Vision
Congregational Church. With jazz music root-
ed in the depths of human experience, New ,
Vision continues its journey through the sea-
son of Lent utilizing African American spiritu-
als, which are deeply rooted in one's belief that
God is faithful amid all of life's circumstances.
"At New Vision, we believe Lent is not about
giving up some pleasure or indulgence, like
chocolate," said the Rev. Mary Moore, pastor.
"In today's world, we are faced with more
choices than ever. Lent is about exploring the
depths of our humanity and then responding to
the call by making choices that reach toward
our best creative potential." Worship during
the Lenten season will highlight themes that
are a part of that spiritual journey wandering,
multiplying, waiting, renewing and honoring.
The service features the music of Pegge
Ealum, flute; Larry Nader, bass, Darren Ronan,
drums; and Jane Lindberg, piano. Ealum will
perform a solo flute arrangement of "Joshua
Fit the Battle of Jericho."
New Vision worships each Sunday at 10
a.m. at 96074 Chester Road in Yulee. On
Facebook, visit www.NewVisionCongrega
tionalChurch.org or contact Moore at 238-1822.
Lenten cantata
This year the Amelia Plantation Chapel
Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of
Don Edwards, will present "Covenant of
Grace".byJoscph M. Mar.ti. Each-moevement
of this cantata i. inIlreded I, celebrate the*
promises and covenants of God. Through the

use.of narration and music, the story of
redenption is told. Join the chapel at 10 a.m.
on Sunday, March 25 for this moving musical
reminder of the powerful love of the Savior. All
are welcome. Amelia Plantation Chapel is locat-
ed at 36 Bowman Rd. Call 277-4414, visit
www.ameliachapelcom or
facebook.com/Amelia.Plantation. Chapel.
Handers Messiah
The community is invited to a presentation
of the Holy Week portion of Handel's oratorio
Messiah on Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church.
A 50-voice community chorus will be
accompanied by a string quartet of Jacksonville
Symphony members led by Carol Whitman, all
under the direction of Pam Helton, Minister of
Music at Amelia Baptist Church. Communion
will be observed as the music and text commu-
nicate the meaning of the events of Holy Week.
Messiah was written by George Frideric
Handel to be performed in three parts, and
although the Lenten portion is not presented
as often as the Christmas portion, it contains-
individual choruses and solos that are often
sung as anthems during the Lenten season.
These include "Behold the Lamb of God," "All
We Like Sheep," "Lift Up Your Heads, 0 Ye
Gates" and the highly recognized "Hallelujah!"
There is no charge for this presentation.
Childcare for ages newborn through four years
is available at no cost, with reservations. Call
261-9527 for more information. Amelia Baptist
Ghurch i. leCated at 961167 Buccaneer Trail at"
ihe inite sccltin of Buccaneer Trail, A1A and
South Fletcher Avenue (at the roundabout).

Bishop calls Eucharistic Congress for Diocese of St. Augustine

Today, Bishop Felipe J. Est6vez
will initiate one of his top priorities
since becoming the 10th Bishop of
St. Augustine last June a call for
Catholics to come home and become
more intimately involved in their
Est&vez, the leader of more than
180,000 registered Catholics in a 17-
county region of North Florida, has
voiced a deep desire to bring
Catholics back to the practice of
their faith and he plans to do that by
helping them grow in their love for

the Eucharist.
Today and Saturday, Est6vez will
host the first of five annual
Eucharistic Congresses with Bishop
Robert Baker of the Diocese of
Birmingham as the keynote speaker
and Mike Buresh, meteorologist for
FOX 30 Action News serving as the
master of ceremonies. It all takes
place at St. Joseph Catholic Church,
11757 Old St. Augustine Road in
A Eucharistic Congress is a local
or regional meeting where a bishop

gathers his faithful for the purpose
of deepening their understanding of,
and devotion to, the Eucharist pro-
moting an awareness of the central
place of the Eucharist in the life and
mission of the church.
The Catholic Church teaches that
by receiving Communion at Mass,
Catholics are called to a deeper
union with Christ, a closer identity
with all the faithful, a commitment to
the poor, and a pledge of future
Several Eucharistic Congresses

have been held in the United States
since 1895 when the first American
Eucharistic Congress convened in
Washington, D.C. The last
Eucharistic Congress to be held in
the Diocese of St. Augustine
occurred in 2000 at the University of
North Florida under the leadership.
of Bishop John J. Snyder.
The Eucharistic Congress will
begin today at 7 p.m. with a concert
of sacred music followed by evening
prayers with Benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament.

It will continue Saturday with a
Mass at 9 a.m., Baker's keynote
address on 'The Fruits of Holy
Communion" at 10:45 a.m. Following
his talk there will be lunch and time
for more prayer and presentations in
Spanish and English.
The Eucharistic Congress is open
to all members of Christian faiths at
no charge. There is a children's
track but pre-registration and a fee
for materials and lunch is required.
For details, including the full
schedule, visit www.dosafl.com.

Sunday School 9.30 am
Sunday Worsh.p 10 45 am
Wednesday AWANA 6 15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 6.30 pm
Pastor Bud Long
941017 Old Nssaueille Road Count Rd-107,5outh
Fernandina Beach, F132034

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Advisors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
or weekly services.
'Call 261-3696 and
'sk for Candy, Christy
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In the heart of
9 N. 61" Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
yS=. Children *
south AdulIts

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worship Service L0:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:3Lipm
Preschool and Children Activities
Coer of Buccaneer 'xY & tGerttg Rotd, Ftnadinn B1,
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffAIA at entrance to Omnl Resort
Amelia Island Planlaitlon
y JJtym.VrtlieWhatd. com-iL

Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am- 9:30am i1am -12:30 pm
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon.,Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6 pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Talephone umbers:
Parlah Office!904-261-3472; Fox 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6666

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
SAT .. .6:00 pm
SUN ..9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
Youth, Nursery
& Childrens' Ministries

On A1A 1 mile west of Amelia Island
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
Church, UCC
Worship lSundays
at 10:00 am
96074 Chesler Romd in uldee
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904-2 '5-0 t391

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Innovative Style, Contemporary Afus/,
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKrodibla Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed, @ 6:30pm
Connec#rA vwith Chist..
Connechng Wth Peepl.


Please join 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 S:., Pastor
The Chuirch
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday A'iW Members (TClass 9 a.,m.
Sunday Schoml 9:00 a.m.
Morning Wirship 10:.30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday MAid-week Service 7-9 pm.Mlinistries:
Bits & tan, Couples, Singles, tbuth


Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meetng 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kld 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1.79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classee For All ige
Group Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
86971 Hurtl Rd., West 904226-6128
Yules, FL 32097 Fax 226-0099

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.............. 9.4SA.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
DIscipleship Training ......... 6:OOPM.
Evening Worship ............ 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (awCM fioem Sadler Rd.)
904-261.4615 (church oflfce)
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 Service -10:30 am
Sunday SchQol 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl
Located at the corner l j
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist \
8&15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall' \
9.00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday


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CoaUnipr.mryWdip .., .t4am in Maxwell Hall
Yilk Brenkway......... t45am In Youth Center
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Sunday Services
Sunday Holy Commurnon 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer- 10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class -10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev., Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park across fronYMCA))
904-491-6082 lin tl[lBU:ill, .nr
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FRIDAY, MARCH 9.2012/News-Leader

WildAmelia reminds nature lovers to get clicking
Less than one month remains for submission of
entries to the fourth annual Wild Amelia Nature
Photography Coritest. The goal of the contest is
to recognize outstanding photography that cele-
brates the wild spaces and wildlife that are found onA
Amelia Island. ..
The contest is open to adults and children, begin--mw
lier and advanced pJhotographers. The deadline for .-4
entries is Friday, April 6. Cash prizes will be award- .
ed for winning images; those images may be includ-
ed in the 2013 Wild Amelia Nature Photography cal- ,
ondar as well. Photographers in each category mayV
win onlysone awardrin that category..
All photographers interested in entering the .. -
contest should review carefully the rules and sub-
win ~ ~ ~ onyoenwr n htc thegory.
mission process outlined on the website,
www.wildamelia.com. A panel of judges will score
each photo (with names of photographers removed)
and compile the scores to determine the winners.
TIfe winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. on
Saturday, May 19 at the AtlahtiaAvenue Recreation
Center during the Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Expo and Silent Auction.
The sixth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival
will be held from Friday, May 18 through Sundayl
May 20 at venues on and around Amelia Island. In
addition to the photography cortest.and expo
exhibits for adults and children, there will be eco-
tours, photography classes, music, live animal
exhibits and a sea turtle release (Friday at Main
Beach). The festival website, www.wildamelia.comn, PHOTO BY KATHY BROOKS/FORTI F NEWSI-.EADER
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Wild Nite tackles invaders

Invasive plants and animals
is the topic of the next Wild
Nite, sponsored by the.Wild
Amelia Nature Festival and the
Fernandina Beach Parks. and
Recreation Department, on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Peck
Center Auditorium. Guest
speaker Dr. Maia McGuire is a
University of Florida Sea Grant
extension agent for St. Johns
and Flagler counties.
Non-iative species flora
and fauna that do not belong
on the island often take up res-
idence (both accidentally and
on purpose) and spread, often
overwhelming and destroying
native species. McGuire offers
extension programs on such
invasive species, which are
causing serious problems in
.With spring just around the
corner and planting season
under way, McGuire will share
her expertise and help the audi-
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avoid and which to embrace.
She also will discuss non-native

Dr. Maia McGuire, examining the invasive green mussel,'
will be guest speaker at Tuesday's Wild Nite.

animals whose spreading pop-
ulations can be troublesome.
The Wild Nites nature
forum series is free and open to
the public. The sixth annual

Witd Amelia Nature Festival
will take place May 18-20. Visit
www.wildamelia.com. For
updates visit the festival's fan
page on Facebook.


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Yulee Middle School hosted Fernandina
Beach Tuesday for a girls softball
matchup. Summer Roach, top left, was
on the mound for the YM Lady Hornets
while Allison Nelson, top center, was the
lady Pirates' hurler. Amy Strozinsky
heads for third base for FBMS, top right.
Kayla Davis gets a hit for Yulee, left cen-
ter. Lula Escoe, left, was behind the plate
-. ~for FBMS. Savannah Dieti, above, at the
plate for Yulee. FBMS short stop Bethy
Spillane, right, sends the ballto first
Saivanna Nelson, above center, manned -
third base for the Lady Pirates. Samantha
Dunman smiles as she reaches second ['
for Yulee, right center.

YMS hosts county Sat ay

Nassau County's girls middle
school teams will meet at Yulee High
School Saturday for the county tour-
Callahan, the top seed; will take
on fourth-seeded Fernandina Beach
Middle School in the opening game
at 10 a.m. Host Yulee (No. 2) will
take on Hilliard (No: 3) at noon. The
title game is slated for 2 p.m.
Yulee Middle School shut out the,
visiting FBMS Lady Pirates 15-0
Tuesday in the regular season.
Summer Roach recorded seven

strikeouts and gave up just two hits
on the mound for the YMS Lady
"On the year we are 5-4," said
Shaun Forbes,,head girls softball
coach at Yulee Middle School. "We
have outscored our opponents 84-
The Lady Hoinets have three
shutouts on the season.
"Alexis Adams and Summeri
Roach have been key pitchers for us.
Mackenzie Gray, Sam Dunman and
Breanna Hill have all done a great
job at the plate.
"We have a young team with sev-
eral sixth-graders -ru ling."



Pirates 6-2 with

win over Marist

Marist, Ga., became the
latest victim of the Pirates.
The visitors were defeated 6-3
Tuesday night at the Ballpark
at Fernandina Beach. I .
"Our pitchers did a great'
job of pitching to contact,"
said Ken Roland, head base-
ball coach at Fernandina
Beach High SchooL "We
threw 18 of 21 ground balls
out. The defense handled all
of the chances without an
error. ,
"It was easily our best
defensive effort of the year.
We hope to build on this."
Sean Phelps singled in a
pair of runs and James
. Martin drove in one with an
infield out.
Ryne Casey (2-0) was the

winning pitcher. Thomas
Guinn and Jake Withers com-
bined for scoreless innings in
The,Pirates beat West
Nassau 5-2 March 2. FBHS
scored four in the bottom of
the first to open the scoring
and added another run in the
bottom of the second. It was
all the Pirates would need as
West Nassau mustered just
two runs in the top of the
Connor Rooney (1-1) had
the win and C.J. Shelton
recorded the save.
Martin, Jeremy Taylor,
Brendan Manning and Jake
Foley had hits for the Pirates.
The Pirates traveled to
Baker County Thursday.
They are at home Saturday
with Wayne County (Jesup,
Ga.). First pitch is at 1 p.m.


No-hitter for Beasley

in win over Baldwin

Sophomore pitcher Karla
Beasley hurled a no-hitter in
Tuesday's 15-0 shutout over
"Karla Beasley has made
herself a great showing," said
Candy Hicken, head softball
coach at Yulee High School.
"She has been an impressive
force both offensively and
defrnsivelyiij w s:i : '
"She has power and great
athletic skill. I am confident
she is just getting started and
we will see outstanding per-
formances out of the talented
young lady."
Yulee blanked Baldwin,

ending the game after just
, three innings. Beasley also
struck out nine patters.
Brianna O'Neal hit a pair
of home runs for Yulee.
Hayley Solomon had a triple
for an RBI. Graison Murray
was 3-for-3. Hannah Pipldn
tripled and doubled for a pair
of RBIs. Beasley had an RBI
double. Audrey Boren, Zoie
Williams, Courtney Dietz and
Sierra Mills all contributed
hits:for the Lady Hornets.
Yulee lost 6-0 to cross-
county and district rival West
Nassau Wednesday..
The Lady Hornets host
Baker County tonight and .
head to West Nassau Tuesday
for a rematch.


Lady Hornet netters

beat West Nassau 6-1
The Yulee ligh School
girls tennis tearnt won its
thatih. against West Nassau
Tuesday with a score of 6-f.
"In singles action, Yulee's
Ariana Aragon lost to Mallory '
Zobel 8-4, Kaysi Cordle
defeated Kara Braddock 8-2,
Channelle Brown beat Jessica ,
Kellway 8-22, Tessa Bohn-
Carmichael won 8-3 over
Caitlin Dowling and Alex
Welsch defeated Carolyn SUBMITTED
Marchhant 8-3. Yulee's Chanelle Brown.
Aragon and Cordle beat
Zobel and Braddock 8-5 in
doubles action; Brown and Hunter Gordon was an 8-4
Bohn-Carmichael blanked winner over Austin Sledge,
Kellway and Dowling 8-0., '. Dustin Ray was edged 8-6 by
The Yulee boys team nar- u David Stevens and Stephen
rowly lost to West Nassau Mohller lost 8-6 to Kieran
with a score.of 4-2. ,,akita in singles action.
Ryan Luscardi lost 8-5'tob' ,,, uscardi and Gordon lost
Tripp'Pittman, Josh Jensen doubles to Pitman and
,won 8-5 over Dustin Holmes~ ies.

Thiele takes helm of West Nassau,

Community Newspapers
Casey Thiele will go from coach-
ing Warriors on a collegiate level to
coaching on a high school level.
Thiele has been named West Nas-
sau's new head football coach, re-
placing George Nelson, who retired.
Thiele was selected from a field
of 75 applicants.
"West Nassau's a great school
and it's a great challenge for me pro-
fessionally," Thiele said.
lHe was head football coach but
recently stepped down to assistant
athletic director at Nebraska's
Midland LUniversity. The move came
when he indicated an interest at
looking into new opportunities. It
allowed him the freedom to do so
and Midland the freedom to hire
Josh J. Gehring as new head coach
in l)ecember.
Thiele coached the Midland
Warriors through five seasons, with

Ia coaching record of
28-25 at the school.
..... ., "Midland has
*t i t. worked with me very,
.*.. ,. very well," he said.
His son, Trent
Brown, is a drill
instructor in the U.S.
Thiele Army, stationed at
Fort Benning,.Ga.
and his daughter,
Megan Brown, is an accountant in
Clinton, S.C. A move to Florida
allows him the opportunity to be
near them as well as his grand-
"I'd like to clean my daughter's
gutters, to be honest with you,"
Thiele laughed as he fielded ques-
tions over the phone while in a
home improvement store. "It's time
to get close to home."
His wife, Joy Thiele, will be able
to relocate her career as well, since
much of it involves flying to different
destinations. The move allows both

of them to be near family, with par-
ents and atcombined 11 brothers
and sisters living within a reason-
able drive from Callahan.
Thiele has already watched play-
er highlights and game clips online
and is excited at the prospect of
coaching West Nassau's Warriors.
"When you're tough and physi- ,
cal, that's right up my alley," he said.
West Nassau has had two playoff
berths in the past three seasons. .
Graduating a large senior class in
2011, the Warriors finishe'd!5-7 over-
all in the fall.
Thiele's first head coach position
was at The Byrnes Schools in
Florence, S.C. from 1997-2002.
They had lost 20 games in a row
prior to his appointment.
"By the fourth year we won the
state championship," he said.
The Trojans advanced to the
state semifinals in 1999, became AA
state champions in 2000 and
advanced to the quarterfinals in

2001. Th(
School S1
AA coach
His se
team qua
for only i
"My h
tent team
His re
other co
array of
Thiele w.
le for Mi
and 1985
As he.
he is con
"It's tI
history o
degree ai
earn a M

football program

e South Carolina High Leadership from the University of
ports Report named Thiele Alabamaand is a specialist certified
h of the year. through the National Strength and
'cond head coach job was at Conditioning Association.
ial High School. In 2006, the His love of football began when
vilified for the state playoffs he was just 6 years old. He remem-
ts second time in 12 sea- bers watching his uncle, Don Boll,
play for the Washington Redskins
history is taking an inconsis- for seven seasons.
and making them a con- "I went to bed as a 6-year-old say-
winner," Thiele said. ing, 'I'm going to be in this game,'"
*sume includes various West Nassau utilizes the
aching positions and an Redskins' logo.
awards. From 1983 to 1985, "Seeing (hat Redskins symbol,
as a starting defensive tack- that just gives me chills," Thicle
land. The team won two said. "It just makes me feel like I'm
ce championships in 1982 returning to my roots."
Though his contract as physical
ad coach of his alma mater, education teacher and coach does
ning off four consecutive not technically start until August, he
seasons. plans to arrive in Florida in the com-
he second best run in the ing weeks, making the transition
f the college," Thiele said. during Midland's spring break.
earning his undergraduate "The sooner I can get to them
t Midland, he went on to and start working, the better we'll be
aster of Arts in Educational this fall, no doubt," Thiele said.



at Yulee High School
10 a.m. No. 1 Callahan vs.
No. 4 Fernandina
12 p.m. No. 2 Yulee vs.
No. 3 Hilliard
2 p.m. Champiorfship game.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9,2012 SPORTS News-Leader 13

Wimberlys the FDSLs 'first family of softball'

In November of 2009, the
Family Driven Softball
League was in the middle of
an i.gani/.r iinal meeting for
the upcoming season. Sitting.
in the back of the meeting
room were two men who
looked as if they had just
walked out of a John Wayne
movie. Both were sitting
there with their arms crossed
and leaning back on the rear
legs of the chairs.
After the initial statement
of the meeting had conclud-
ed, floor was opened.for a
round of discussion. Without
raising his hand the larger
man said, "What makes you
think you're any different
than any other typical church
"As I locked my eyes on
the man with the large fore-
arms and muscular physique,
I couldn't help but notice his,
piercing eyes as he was chew-
ing a tooth pick into submis-
sion," said Ernie Stuckey,
president of the FDSL. "As I
pondered my response, I
couldn't'help but notice his
smaller sidekick looking,
intently as well.
"I thought if I didn't an-
swer the question correctly
there be some table tossing.
As the focus returned to the
larger man, I responded with'
confidence, knowing I was
several steps closer to the
door than he was just in case
a quick getaway was in
The two gentlemen who'

attended the meeting were
none other than Pastor Buddy
Wimberly of Lannie Road
Baptist Church and the side-
kick was future head coach
Ronnie Burroughs.
The question Pastor
Wimberly posed was neces-,
"Most church softball
leagues across America today
have done more to discour-
age a non-believer from ever
. walking into the doors of a
church than you can imag-
ine," Stuckey said. "The aver-
age church softball league is
a mirror image of the prob-
lems with the American
church today. Regrettably
there are as many counterfeit
.Christians as there are nont-
"It's the old cliche of
'going to church on Sunday
and living like hell the other
sic. days of the week.' The
divorce rate in the church
today is no different than the
divorce rate in mainstream
America. Many church
leagues across this great land
are nothing more than a typi-
cal beer league with a church
name on the front of the jer-
Wimberly has had his fill
of the typical church softball
league and was very skeptical
as to whether the FDSL
would be any different. After
a long discussion and a prom-
ise that the FDSLwas a God-
focused league, the pastor left
the meeting with a promise of

his own to consider what the
FDSL had to offer.
The results from that
meeting brought a new team
to the FDSL, Lannie Road
Baptist Church, and what an
incredible relationship and ,
bond that has taken place -
since that meeting.
Lannie Road Baptist
Church sits at the Nassau-
Duval county line. The mem-
bers of Lannie Road take the
40-minute journey to the soft-
ball grounds of Springhill and
many times, will bring the
largest crowds to the softball
Wimberly has swiftly be-
come. a favorite in the FDSL;
he plays third base and has The Wir
been Lannie Road's pastor for League.
10 years. He followed his
father, who was Lannie Road's
pastor for 30 years. It doesn't in the ch
take long to understand that also plays
Pastor Buddy is very passion- team. Ad
ate for God and passi..nate fnr Garnett
people. The only person wh.,. church p
is quite possibly more.'popular adult Sur
at the field than Pastor Buddy is also th
is his wife, Ann. She plays the team
right field and is also the wo- Then
men's fellowship group leader son and A
at Lannie Road. Her favorite G.W. Wo
part of the ministry is helping and rece
those who are in need. in the Ar
. The team is a real family in Iraq. F
event as five other members Underhil
are all a part of the team. scorekee
Buddy and Ann's son, kick is too you
Wimberly, is the minister of year. But
music at the church and also for next;
plays short stop for the team ning the.
Hiswife, Adrienne, volunteers softball ii

mberly family is the 2012 "first family of softball" for the Family Driven Softball

urch nursery and
s left field for the
rienne's father,
Wooten, is the
ianist and teaches an
iday school class. He
e first baseman for
there.is Garnett's
Adrienne's brother,
oten, who also plays
ntly served six years
my; he had two stints
finallyy there is Ricky
I, who is the team
*per only because he
ung to play by one
t Ann says look out
year. When not run-
church or playing
n the FDSL, Buddy,

Ann, Billie (Buddy's mom),
Garnett and Ricky are mem'
bers of a gospel singing
group called "The Gospel
Perhaps the most telling
factor about this family is an
award that is handed out at
the FDSL year end banquet
Each year the Christ
Fellowship Award is given to
the team that best exemplifies
good sportsmanship and
Christian behavior on the
field. This award is voted on
by the participating members
of the FDSL. Lannie Road
Baptist Church has not only
won the award once, but two
years in a row.
And now Lannie Road can

add another annual award to
their trophy case as the FDSL
officially recognizes the
Wimberly family as this year's
"First Family of Softball."
Each year the FDSL, a God
first and family driven non-
profit organization recognizes
a family that best exemplifies
the FDSL model.
Last season the FDSL rec-
ognized the Harter family
from The Journey Church. In
2010 the Cook family from
Celebration Baptist Church
was selected and in the inau-
gural season the Darbyfamily,
from Springhill Baptist
Church was recognized.
For information, visit


Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League is
holding registration for the '
spring season from 3:30-6:30
p.m. Monday through Friday
at the MLK Center. Fee is $40
per child ($10 extra for addi-
tional sibling). T-ball (ages 4-
8) registration is now open
through May. Cost is $25 for
T-ball. For information, contact
President Wayne Peterson at

3on-3 hoops tourney
The second annual Faith
Christian Academy 3-on-3
Basketball Tournament will be
held Mare ti.3 and'Apni 1 at' *'
the McArthur.Family YMCA

:. n Amelia island. It is open to.
'the community. March 31 will
be a full day of competition
starting at 9 a.m. Sunday's
action begins at 1:30 p.m.
There are several divi-
sions; entry fees are $50 per
team for boys divisions ages
12-and-under, 15-and-under
and 18-and-under. The entry
fee for adult teams 35-and-
under and over-35 is $125 per
Teams are playing for
medals, awards, love of the
game and an opportunity to,
help FCA in the growth ind
development of students in
our community.An anony-
mous donor has agrdedto.'iut
$600 in awards to be split

between the .wnners of the
'35-and-under and the 35-and-
over divisions. For information
or to register, visit wwwfcaan
gels corn or call 321-2137

Challenger Bowling
Nassau Challenger
Bowling League for the physi-
cally 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.

The Amelia Island Sailing
plob meets the first Tuesday
at the Kraft Athletic Club at

Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30
p.m.; meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Contact Commodore Bill Bads
at 277-4398 or wwbass@bell-
south.net or visit www.ameli-

Sports association
Nassau County Sports
Association meets at 7 p.m.
the first Tuesday at the county
building, Yulee. Call 261-1075
or 277-1609.

The McArthur Family
YMCA is offering indoor soc-
cer for children 3-6 years old
The program will meet twice a
week and, run for five weeks,

starting April 26 and running
through May 31. Registration
ends March 22. The price is
$30 for members and $60 for
non-members. Each partici-

pant will receive a T-shirt and
a trophy.
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Members of Team Fra'nck test the bridge they con-
structed with a weight in a contest 'to see which bridge
holds the heaviest weight, above, at the event.
Col. Al Pantano, com-
mandler of Jacksonville
Di,,L. t .ct, U..'riiiCorps
STRIAL of Engineers, and John
Heinzel, president of the
Jacksonville Post, Society
of Military Engineers,
present a second'place
award to Team Fra'nck of
Yulee High School -
Chonnelle Brown,
McKenzie' Indrum,
Savannah Shelton and
Rebeocca Wright, and facul-
ty advisors April Brooks
and Melissa Meyer at the
OthiAnnual Engineering
S '-,..Career Day event and proj-
ect competi don hosted by
the U.S. Army Corps of
Engine eers, Jacksonville
District. Feb 24, top
phot u. Teams represented
% opubli c and private high
o Schools in Duval, Clay,
Nassau and St. Johns
odelsI counties.


than 130 northeast Florida high
school students attended the
10th Annual Engineering
Career Day event and project
competition, hosted by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers,
Jacksonville District on Feb 24.
Teams represented public and
private high schools in Duval,
Clay, Nassau and St. Johns
Team Fra'nck of Yulee High
School Chonnelle Brown,
McKenzie Landrum, Savannah
Shelton and Rebecca Wright,
with faculty advisors April
Brooks and Melissa Meyer -
won second place.
The purpose of the event
was to introduce local math and
science-oriented students to
engineering as a potential area
of study in college and as a pro-
fessional career. The event has
become a highlight of National
Engineers Week activities in
N tI thl Io ida.
The event offered' a full day
of engineering projects for
future engineers. Students com-
peted to design, construct and
test a windmill, which was
judged by senior engineering
professionals from academic,
private and public sectors. Col.
Al Pantano, commander of
Jacksonville District, and Capt.
John Heinzel, president of the
Jacksonville Post, Society of
Military Engineers, presented
the awards. Guest speakers dis-
cussed current initiatives by the
Department of Defense in wind
energy production.
Five participating universi-
ties, 20 architecture and engi-
neering firms, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command and
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
professionals met with students
to discuss engineering educa-
tion and careers.

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'Mutiny' at
Mutiny is a powerful word, whether
it's a violent cb' ,,li, ,n or a "by the regu-
lations" procedure. Amelia Community'
Theatre presents a dramatization of the
:ailil .k ith the readers' theater produc-
tion of 'The Caine Mutiny Court-
Martial" at 8 p.m. on March 16, 17, 23
and 24 at 209 Cedar St. in ACT's Studio
Theatre, known as Studio 209.
Herman Wouk adapted this stage
play from his Pulitzer Prize winning
novel, The Caine Mutiny. It premiered
on Broadway in 1954 with Henry Fonda
and Lloyd Nolan in the cast and was



-Galery C

In celebration of spring, Carol
Winner, owner and operator of
Gallery C, will feature new floral paint-
ings at the Second Saturday Artwalk.
whe All gallei li,-"
i i to in.
inclu din l

lion MrN.: Ich
C ,ill bi
open Irn
5-9 p m
and is -pen
11 am -5
p.m evei v
day excpl1
when it is Mlosed. The gallery is locat-
ed at 218-B Ash St., up the painted
stairs. Call 583-4676. Facebook
Gallery C.

Artist Amy Schrom will .b
at the Plantation Artists' Gal
Guild, 94 Village Circle, Amn
Plantation, March 10 through

For the News-Leader
Amelia SanJon, Gallery
proudly features Jacksonvill
artist Leigh Murphy in the
gallery for the month of
March and April, with an
opening reception Saturday
5:30 p.m. as part of the
Second Saturday Artrageous
Gallery owner Sandra
Baker-Hinton has shown wit
and admired this artist's woi
for a number of years. Both

e featured
lery and
elia Island
h April 7.

ACT readers' theater

also made into an Oscar-nominated
movie starring Humphrey Bogart, Van
Johnson and Fred MacMurray.
The play, set in 1945 in a Navy court-
room, skips the shipboard actions and
focuses only on the court-martial of Lt.
Maryk, who relieved IL. Commander
Queeg of command of the fictional
World War II destroyer minesweeper,
the U.S.S. Caine. Like jurors at a trial,
the audience knows only ivlai iliI. wit-
nesses testify about the events and
moral dilemmas on the Caine.
.Veteran director and icl i ,-d Navy

Capt. Charles Horton directs ACT's
show. The cast includes Tarver Averett,
Ted Burkhart, Dan Cahill, John
Chastine, Ed Deely, Gregg Dillingham,
, Bobby Fishel, Jerry Hooper, Matt
Kitchens, Thorn Mason, Ed Moore,
Tom Orr, Jan Smith and Bob Weintraub.
Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for stu-
dents through college and available at
www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org. The
box office is open on show dates from
11 a.m.-1 p.m., and the theater opens at
7 p.m. on show nights. Tickets will be
available at the door. Call 261-6749.

0 Area galleries will stay open late this weekend for the monthly Second Saturday
Artrageous Artwalk, offering receptions and a chance for guests to meet local artists.

A meet and greet day will be held
March 10 from noon-4 p.m. at the
gallery where everyone is invited to
meet the artist and see her painilii.-.
including "Friends on the Farm," pic-
Schrom, a former Fernandina
Beach resident who lives in
Jacksonville, began drawing figures in
three dimensions on a chalkboard at
the age of four. She works in the tradi-
tional style of oil painting on board or
canvas mounted on board. She loves
the figure, but is equally skilled with
portraits, flowers and still life.
Blue Door
M. Lynette
Holmes, fiber
artist, will fea-
ture a retrospec-
tive of hei hand-
garments and
accessories cre-
ated from the
1980's to the

present, at the Blue Door Artists stu-
dios. Visit with her at a reception
March 10 from 5-8 p.m. on Second
Saturday Artrageous Artwalk. The
Blue Door Artists studios are located
at 205 1/2 Centre St. Look for the col-
or ful stairway between the Island
CiOffr Shop and Go Fish. Regular
hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Call 557-1187 or visit blue-
Seventh Street Gallery
St.. i nhi Street Gallery invites
everyone to a reception for Stephan R.
Leimberg entitled "That's Life."
I Iab-I1e is
two suites of
i al il photo-
graphs, one
in black and
white and the
other in
color. He has
captured the
simple beau-
ty ;nd IIl l
amazing sym-
metry of a world we barely notice in
our busy lives. You will never look at a
calla lily in the same way again.
The reception will be held at 14 S.
Seventh St., downtown Fernhndina
Beach, on March 10 from 5-8 p.m. For
.q1.1-i ,ni-, directions or to arrange an
alternate viewing time, call 432-8330.
Island Art
One month a year the Island Art
Association is proud to feature an IAA
members oaly show where, "Anything

artist loves vintage
have been regular exhibitors she eventually followed her
in the Jacksonville Watercolor love for art and nature and
SSociety shows, competing turned to painting full-time.
e often for prizes. Murphy Although she works largely in
moved to Jacksonville at the watercolor and has an affinity
age of two, where she still for marine studies, she is a
lives and works today. She versatile artist who paints in
at received a Bachelor of Fine oil as well, creating large-
Arts in graphic design from scale images of vintage air-
s the University of Florida, craft influenced by her
Gainesville, where she also upbringing in the Navy vin-
studied marine biology. tage automobiles and her
th Murphy worked as a other love in life, motorcy-


graphic artist, but after taking
a course in watercolor in 1992

ART Continued on 2B

Dishes, dishes, and more hand-
crafted dishes are featured at
Slightly Off Centre Gallery, 218 C
Ash St., Fernandina. Phone 277-
1147 for information.

Goes." This yeai Mayor Arlene Filkoff
juried the show. Georganna Mullis
was awarded Best of Show. First place
went to Richard Huiib, i e. second
place to Judith Morgan and honorable
mention ribbons to Billie Parkin,
Theresa Daily, Louise Mozena and
Susan Sellner. The opening reception
will be held March 10 from 5-8 p.nm.
Featured artist will be Marlene
Deutcher, aka "-- Ml Nla ,_ nce." The
show runs through April 1.
Submissiohs for the next Nouveau
Art Show will be accepted April 2
from 9 ia.m.nran at ih<. ',illci v. 18 N.
Second St. Membership is not
required. All mediums considered.
For rules, fees and information go to
islandart.org. The theme of the show
is "And then there was light."

Motorcycle detail by Jacksonville artist Leigh Murphy.




for ball
The first annual Cattle
Baron's Ball will be held
Friday, March 23 and prom-
ises to be a very special
evening with lots of surpris-
es including special guests
- Action News co-anchors
Tera and Mike Barz.
The event will be at the
Amelia Island Plantation
and feature a silent and live
auction, dinner and dancing
to the Bo Cats and celebrity
chefs: Chef Brian Grimley
of-Lulu's at the Thompson
House, Chef Scotty
Schwartz of 29 South and
Chef Adam Sears of Merge
Tom and Alma Calioia
are heading up the silent
and live auctions, which
promise an array of items
from a Vespa scooter to a
at the
"Our coml-
es have Tera Barz
again gen-
an amaz-
ing array
ners, golf i
and din-
ners to Mike Barz
help us
money for the American
Cancer Society," share lIh,_
Chairmen of this year's
event are Becky and Bob
Joyce. The organizing com-
mittee includes Marsha
Joyner, Dickie Anderson,
Karen Perdue, Anne
Coonrod, Fran Shea, ULona
and Carl Meaux, Alma and
Tom Caloia, Aaron Bean,
Tapha Sears, Katie
Robinson, Julia Hall and
Marcy Stringer.
Funds raised will sup-
po.rt the American Cancer
Society's services in
Nassau County, research
and the Reaching Out to
Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K)
For information contact
Anne Coonrod at 583-2599
or Carl Meaux 321-2510.
Tickets are $75. Tables can
be reserved. Contact Sarah
Welsh at 391-3642 for tick-
ets or information.

F(.rON f EI

On March 11, the Ferrari GTO, Shelby Cobra,
and Custom Coachwork Cadillacs will be among
nearly 300 classic production and race cars from
seldom-seen private
collections thatwill be
on display on the 10th
and 18th fairways at
The Golf Club of
The Amelia Island at
Summer Beach. The
three-day event includes a road rallywith a stop
for lunch in downtown Fernandina Beach at noon
today, RM Auction ofvintage cars, seminars, a
black tie Mercedes-Benz USA Gala Dinner and
silent auction. Visit www.ameliaconcours.org or
call (904) 636-0027.

The official auction house of the Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance, RM auctions will lift the
gavel on more than 100 high-caliber automobiles,
including 10 examples expected to exceed $1 mil-
lion, March 10 starting at 11 a.m. at The Ritz-
Carlton. Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy.
Previews will be held today from-9 a.m.-6 p.m. and
March 10 from 9-11 a.m. An auction catalogue is
available for $120 and admits two people to the
preview and auction. For information or to view

the digital catalogue. visit www.rmauctions.com
or call RM Auctions at (519) 352-4575.

Automobile afit i, nadios and art connoisseurs
attending the 2012 Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance will have the opportunity to meet
members of the Automotive Fine Arts Society
(AFAS) during their 17th annual art show today.
through March 11 on the 10th and 18th fairways at
--- -- The Golf Club of
S'- ]Amelia Island at
Summer Beach.
adjacent to The
Amelia Island. See
S.. ............. autom otive sub-
jects in a variety of mediums including oil, water-
colors, acrylics. wood. gu.lche. pen and ink. clay
and metal, including Tony Sikorski's 1950s
Cadillac Eldorado Concept. pictured. Visit
www.auli ',1.- tgallery.com or contact Laura Sayed
at (214) 520-3430. ext. 301 or lsayed)@tprm.com.

The Boston University School of Theology
Seminary Singers will .ippc.ir in concert at
Memorial United Methodist Church on March 13

at 7 p.m. as part of the
Concerts with a Cause series.
naSnge This one benefits MicaKs
.31r 1 Place. Admission is free and a
love offering will be taken.
'v The program."Light is
S" -" Stronger than Darkncss:
Singing for Peace." offers music in a variety of
African, Korean and Spanish languages as well as
traditional and modern takes on beloved hymns.
Call. 261-5769 or email joanomumconline.com.

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The Belle is back! After sold-out performances
in such belling ,,as Melbourne. Florida and
Ireland. Sinda Nicols is returning
to Fernandina Little Theatre with
her production of William Luce's
"ThBe3elle ofAm herst."a one-
woman tour-de-force preseItlio)n
of Emily Dickinson. Performances
S are March 1625 at FLT. 1014
Beech St. Tickets are $15 and
a\ .iilalIlc at the door or in advance
atThe UPS Store in the Publix
shopping center. FLT is an intimate space and
patrons are en (,uiragcd to purchase tkkcl, in
ad i anc to gui,lin ice availability.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9,2012 LEISURE News-Leader


Since a number of Ferrari
250 GTOs will be descending
on Amelia Island for the 17th
Amelia Island Concours to
celebrate the 50th anniversary
of these iconic'sports races,
Concorso Atlantico invites
their owners to display their
vehicles at the inaugural
Concorso Atlantico March
10 at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation's Oak
Marsh Golf Course.-Specta-
tors admitted at no charge.
Proceeds will benefit charities
serving Northeast Florida. For
information call (904) 910-
5923 or visit www.concorso

The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club's Third
Annual Oyster Roast with
silent auction, raffles and
50/50 prizes will be held
March 10 from 6-9 p.m. at
the Kelley Pest Control
warehouse, corner of South
10 and Lime streets. Cost is
$35 at the door. Enjoy oysters
(bring your own knife), shrimp
and desserts. Proceeds sup-
port the club's youth pro-
grams. For information call
John Crow at 261-5625..
* *
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
sponsor a pancake break-
fast March 10 from 8-10
a.m. at Applebees on Sadler
Road. Enjoy pancakes, eggs,
bacon/sausage, juice, coffee/
tea for $8 per person, Tickets
: available at the door or in
advance at the hospital gift

New To You will host
'Fashino Week March 12-17.
Three times each day spring
fashions will be modeled by
volunteers, customers and
staff in the store at 930 South
14th St. Refreshments and
music will be offered through-
out the day. Customers wear-
ing green yill receive special
Discounts in honor of St.
-Patrick's Day. New To You is
open Monday-Saturday, 9:30
a.m.-5:30 p.m..

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will'
hold its lunch-meeting .
March 15 at the Fernapdin
Beach Golf Club at :30
a.m. Val Schwec, commercial
director, Southeast Region,
Kinder Morgan Terminals, will
address the Port of Feman-
dina and international trade.
Tickets are $15 by March
10 and $17 at the door. For
reservations call Bob Keane,
277-4590. All men, whether
new or longtime residents, are'
welcome to attend and join
the club. Visit www.mensnew-

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
'the public to its next 3rd
Friday on 3rd Street March
16 at 6 p.m. with underwater
archeologist Ralph
Wilbanks, who discovered
the CSS H. L. )lunley, a Civil
War-era submarine that sank
in Charleston harbor in 1864,
, The Hunley demonstrated
both the advantages and risks:
associated with undersea

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that each row. column
and 3-by-3 box
contain the numbers
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warfare and was-the first sub-
marine in history to sink an
enemy warship. Unfortunately,
the Hunley mysteriously dis-
appeared after a successful
mission and was not rediscov-
ered until 1995. Admission is
free for members and a sug-
gested donation of $10 for
non-members. Contact Alex
at 261-7378, ext. 102 or alex

Downtown Kingsland,
Ga., will host the Runabout,
in the Royal District auto
show, featuring everything
from classic cars, stylish
Imports, muscle cars, to
antique tractors, March 17
to benefit Lighthorse Learning
Center in St. Marys, Ga., and
the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation. ,
Enjoy the Mayor & Council
Lawnmower Race, food, ven-
dors, raffles and free enter-
tainment for tlhe entire family.
Show participants will com-
pete for 57 trophies. Visit
vyww.KingslandODA.com and,
.click on the Events page, or
contact Trish Jared at (912)
729-2848 or pjared@ kings-

Arts and CUlture Nassau
will present Building A ,
Better Board community
forum on March 17 from 10
a.m.-noon at the Amelia
Island Museum of History,
233S. Third St., with Robert
Bolan, a longtime nonprofit
organizational consultant.
Bolan, who holds a PhD in
Higher Education and
Business from the University
of Southern California, will
focus on how to efficiently.
fund and structure organiza-
tions via the use of talented
and experienced community'
leaders. The event is free and
open to the public.

The Confederate
Garrison event at Fort
Clinch State Park on Amelia
Island March 17-18 features-
living history Interpreters as
they recreate life at the fort
during the Civil War. Visitors
may see powder artillery
demonstrations, medical
demonstrations and soldier
drills. For details call 277-
.7 ,or visit ,florida. s- .,
le'cy oro /itg-.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. March 20 at
. the Fernandina Beach
Police Department Commu-
nity Room, 1525 Lime St.
Marie Santry will present 'The
1940 Census: A Snapshot of
the Greatest Generation." To.
be released by the National
Archives to the public on April
2, the 1940 census contains
more comprehensive ques-
tions than those earlier and is
expected .to.be a treasure
trove for genealogists.
Methods to search images
until indexes become avail-
able will be discussed. The
public is welcome. '
.Santry is past-president of
the Amelia Island
Genealogical Society, 1st'
Vice-Regent of Amelia Island
NSDAR and a member of
numerous genealogical and
historical societies.

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Courtyard Nights
The Florida State College Courtyard
Nights Series presents "Hash and the
Browns" on March 16, 7 30-9.30 pm al the
Betty P Cook Nassau Center. 76346 William
Burgess Blvd Yulee The event is spon-
sored by the FSCJ Nassau Center. the
Femandina Beach News-Leader and
Nassau County Recprd
FSCJ's very own Carolyn Woods,
Outdoor Education coordinator, wilderness
medical instructor and martial artist, is the
drummer for the band Kane Harrell plays
lead guitar, with Kathy Korpics on bass and
Sarah Sherer as the lead vocalist. Enjoy an
eclectic mix of music including hits by
Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Joan Jettl and
other rock and country icons
The concert Is free bur attendees are
encouraged to bring canned food to donate
to the Barnabas Center Food Bank The con-
cert is In the courtyard at the Betty P Cook
Nassau Center, or in the Lewis 'Red' Bean
Technical Building in case ot rain. Light
refreshments will be served For Information
call 548-4432
Big Band Bash
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival will kick
off its 2012 season with a benefit Big Band
Celebration Gala March 24 from 6:30-10
p.m. at the Omni Hotel and Resort at Amelia
Island Plantation.
Featuring cocktails, dinner and ballroom
dancing to the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-
Piece Orchestra, with vocalist Bonnie Elsele,
The Big Band Bash will recreate classic
swing arrangements by Duke Ellington.
Count Basle, Benny Goodman, Artle Shaw,
' Lionel Hampton and more. Several surprise
guests will appear as well.
.. Tickets are $75 per person, with the pro-
ceeds benefiting the educational and enter-
tainment programs of the 2012 Amelia Island
Jazz Festival.
Get tickets at www ameliaislandjazzfesti-
val.com. the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road,
or at the AIFBY Chamber 01 Commerce,
Gateway to Amelia, A1A and Amelia
Parkway. Or call (904) 504-4772 or email
info@amelialslandjazzfestival.:com. Visit
www ameliaislandjazztestival.com.
Chamber fesuval
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival Will run May 13-June 8 with a galaxy
of International stars and outstanding emerg-
ing talent .' ..
The festival Is offering discounts on ticket
packages for multiple performances: 10 per-
cent off for three to flve-performances and 20
percent off for six or more concerts. Season
tickets are available for $384, a 20 percent
discount. Or present a valid confirmation
number from any lodging establishment on
the island and receive a 50 percent discount
on tickets. Call 261-1779. Visit
Jazz jam
Ajazz jam Is held at Pablos. 12 N.
Second St, from 7-10 p.m. the first
Wednesday of each month. Musicians are
Invited to sit In for one song or the whole
night. To join the mailing list submit your
email to beechflyer@bellsouth.net.
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St., Karl
W. Davis tonight; Donna Hopkins March 10;
Spade McQuade March 15;
The 3 Band March 16; and Karl W. Davis
March 17. Visit Dog Star on Facebook. Visit
Reverlination.com for a complete list of
upcoming acts. Call.277-8010.

* .*
The 2012 Railroad Days
will be held March 23 and
24 in and around the 1881
Callahan Train Depot and
1856 Florida Railroad bed.,
Friday's festivities begin at 1'
p.m.with a brief ceremony
honoring Juliette Gordon Low
and the 100th anniversary of
the Girl Scouts: Food and
craft vendors will have wares
available on both days and
there will also be a kids' play
area and entertainment from
the front platform. The parade
takes place Saturday at 11
a.m. Cochrane's Collision
Center will host a classic cat
show after the parade. Train
layouts and the Nassau
County Record photo contest
entries will be on display
inside the Depot Annex.
Contact John Hendricks at
(904) 879-3406, visit
'www.wnhsfl.org or like the
West Nassau Historical
Society on Facebook.
* *
The fourth annual
Nassau County Animal
Expo hosted by Cats
Angels, Inc. SPCA will be.
held on March 24 from 1.0
a.m.-3 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Various animal rescue groups
some with animals for adop-'
tion local veterinarians and
retailers will attend. There will
also be a Kids Corner, bake

ART Continued from 1B
cles. In fact she recently
achieved one of the items in
her "bucket lisf' riding her
motorcycle on The Dragon's
Tail, a well-known road in
North Carolina that is a chal-
lenge to the most skilled
Murphy has received
numerous awards, grants and
commissions and maintains a
busy exhibition schedule, pri-
marily in Florida, in muse-

Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn. 22 S Third St., hosts
Hickory Wind in the Frisky Mermaid bar on
Thursday from 7:30-10 p m Call 491-3322
Green Turde
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St, live
music. Call 321-2324
The Hanmmerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher
Ave., karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
'0" DJ. Follow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq..
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Holmes.Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Dress is casual For information call Holmes
at 556-6772
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 $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.;
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7.30-11:30 p.m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8:30
p.m.-midnight and Friday and Saturday from
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call 261-1000. Visit
www.okanes.corn. .
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Pill. Pill and.
Chillakaya One; Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project; Wednesdays Wes CobbjThursdays
Hupp & Rob In the Palace & DJ Buca In'
Sheffield's; Fridays and Saturdays regional
bands and DJ'Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call
SBill Childers at 491-3332 or emallb$l@thep-

Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar, 464073
SR 200, Suite 2, Yulee, live music every first
and last Saturday of the month from 7-10
p.rq. Call 310-9221. Visit www.picantenas-
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.; trivia Thursdays:
live music every Fnday and Saturday at 8
p.m. Call 310-6904 Visit
www.SandyBottomsAmelia .com.
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 Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; Pili Pili in the
tiki bar Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m.;
live mysic in the.bar all weeeipd. Call 277-
6652 .Visif i11ersseaside com. Join
Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. -
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., Larry & The Backtracks
tonight, Alphonso Home 1-5 p.m. and
Reggie Lee 6-10 p.m. March 10; Richard
Stratton March 11; Kent Kirby March 12; Alex
Atfronti March 13, DJ Roc March 14; Richard
Smith March 15; Larry & The Backtracks
March 16; and DJ Roc with Irish karaoke and
a St. Patrick's Day party March 17.
Entertainment Is 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday,
6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m.
Sunday. Call 261-5711.

sale and silent auction.
Admission is free but receive
a door'prize ticket for every
five pounds of dry 'cat or dog
food you donate. All
spayed/neutered and well-
behaved pets on leashes are
welcome. Visit www.nas-
sauanimal.com for details.

A rib cook-off will be
held March 24 at Central
Park, Fernandina Beach
with more than 50 teams
competing. Music by area
blues and bluegrass artists
and draft beer and conces-
sions begin at 10 a.m., judg-
ing at noon, with plates sold
starting at 12:30 p.m. For
more information contact Jay
at 277-7350, ext. 2013 or
jrobertsoi @fbfl.org.
Performances sponsored by
Dog Star Tavern, The Palace
Saloon and P5 Productions.

RAIN Humane Society's
Mardi Paws, March 24 from
5-8 p.m. at the Chem Cell
facility, will include authentic
Louisiana food, DJ, cash bar
(beer and wine only) and an
opportunity to help raise funds
for the less fortunate animals
of the community. A $20 ticket
includes dinner, iced tea/cof-
fee, dessert, dancing and hot
bar for pets. Tickets will be
sold at'the door and in
advance at the Paws-Ability
Resale Store in the Harris

ums, galleries and juried exhi-
bitions. She has been award-
ed a signature membership
with the American Watercolor
Society and is the youngest
member of the lorida
'Watercolor Society to have
earned signature member sta-
tus. Her art has been dis-
played in three U.S.
embassies, has appeared mul-
tiple times in the AWS
Exhibition in New York City
and hds been featured in
numerous magazines and

Teeter Shopping Center. Visit

Teeter Shopping Center. Visit


Fernandina Little Theatre
will hold auditions for
"Much Ado About Nothing,"
a fast-paced script of one of
Shakespeare's most popu-'
lar comedies, today at 7:15
p.m. and March 10 at 2:15
p.m. at 1014'Beech St.'
Needed are six men, ages 18-
60, and five women, ages 18-
50. Performances will be April
21-28. Rehearsals are 2-3
Weeknights and occasional
Saturday afternoons. Director
is Kate Hart. Backstage
crewmembers 'also are need-
ed. Contact fitplay@ peo-

"Hello, Dolly" is at the
Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, starring Emmy
Award-winner Sally
Struthers as Dolly Levi, a
brassy widow with'a knack for
matchmaking. She takes a trip
to New York to meet a million-
aire, Mr. Vandergelder, who
'has been courting another
woman. She fixes up his store
clerks with the woman he had
been courting with hopes of
making a match with Mr.
Vandergelder herself. The
show run through April 8 at
12000 Beach Blvd., Jackson-.
ville. Call (904) 641-1212..

museums. She has received
countless awards including
Grand Prize in Watercolor
'Magic Magazine's national
Watermedia Showcase com-
petition and second place in
the National Watercolor
Society's 2010 Members'
Amelia Sanjon Gallery,
218 A Ash St., Fernandina
Beach, is open 10:30 a.m.-5
p.m. every day except
Sunday, when it closes at 4
p.m. Call 491-8040.


Michael Spicer and Roger
Moore, photographers who
live on Amelia Island, will
hold a weekly class from
9:30 a.m. until noon for four
weeks beginning March 23
at the Island Art Association,
18 N. Second St. The cur-
riculum includes classroom
instruction, shooting assign-
ments, a field trip and a pri-
vate one-hour shooting ses-
sion. Register until March
16. Contact Spicer at
or 491-8658.



Talisman exhibit
Florida State College -
Betty P Cook Nassau Center
announces a. new exhibit,
Talismans of the Far East,
featuring 24 religious talis-
mans from the collection of
Professor James Kemp, who
teaches Asian Humanities at
the college. Talismans are
believed to protect the
owner from a host of ills
caused by ghosts and other
supernatural creatures.
A reception to meet
Kemp will be held March 13
from 6:30-8 p.m. in the .
library's Gallery, Room B-
103. The Nassau.Center is
located at 76346 William
Burgess Boulevard, Yulee.
Call 548-4432. The exhibit
runs through March 30.
Island Art events
March events at the
Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., include:
General meeting
March 20,7 p.m. in the IAA
Education Center with guest
speaker and artist Jose
Garcia. Enjoy a lively
evening exploring the imag'-
native work of Garcia. Public
invited free.
Free children's art
classes. Call the gallery for
times and to reser.ve-a space
for ages 6-9 years and middle
school are for ages 10-14
years. Spaces are limited.
IAA membership not
The First Coast
Community Bank Satellite
Gallery is featuring the
works of Sharon Haffey,
Susan Sellnerl, Eliza Holliday
and Ray Pigg.-
S* Basic.Drawing Class,
March 20, 21, 28 and 29. A
repeat of the first class in
January, Lisa Inglis instruc-
tor, contact her at 557-1131
or email scottlisainglis@bell-
Amelia Island Artist
Workshop, March 12-16.
Charles Reeve Workshop.
Contact Mikolean'Longacre,
Victorian Florida on
Amelia Island, a plein air
workshop, March 19-23.
Tony van Hasselt instructor,
contact 1-800-248-6449 or
email questions@tonyvan-
hasseltcom.:. .
Fundamentals of
Photography, The Creative
Element, 9 a.m.-noon, March
23, 30, April 6, 13, Roger
Moore and Michael Spicer
instructors, contact Michael
at 491-8658 or email michael-
Nature Printing
Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon
March 24, Diane Hamburg
instructor, contact her at
261-9229 or email dianeham-
For a complete schedule
and classes or to rent the
Education Center visit
www.islandart.org or call
lek show
The inaugural Art &
Antiques Festival is today
through March 11 in the
Jekyll Island historic dis-
trict's Goodyear Cottage and
the Morgan Center at the
Jekyll Island Club Hotel.
Hours are today, preview,
6:30-9:30 p.m.; March 10, 10
a.m.- 7 p.m.; and March 11,
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tickets to the preview
party are $75 and include
appetizers and entry to the
show all weekend. General
admission Saturday and
Sunday is $7. A portion of
ticket sales will benefit the
Jekyll Island Foundation.
Purchase tickets at www.
jekyllisland.com. For infor-
mation call (912) 636-3636.
After school art
After school primary art
at the Amelia Island Montes-
sori School is Thursdays
from 3-4 p.m. Cost is $100
plus a $20 supply fee and
includes eight classes
designed for ages 4-6 in
many areas of visual arts
such as painting, sculpture,
drawing, collage, printmak-
ing, and more. Bring a snack
for the beginning of class. To
register call Andrea Lasserre
at 556-3804.


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Rotary Qub
The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach is
accepting applications for its scholarship pro-
gram, open to all seniors graduating from
Nassau County high schools.
Applicants must be in the top 25 percent of
the class; provide one letter of reference from
school faculty, employer or community leader;
a resume outlining current classes, activities,
community service, work and interests; com-
plete the application cover letter and provide
guidance counselor's endorsement of GPA
and class rank.
Applications are available at your guidance
office and at www.femandinabeachro-,
.taryclub.org. Submit packets to your high
school guidance office by March 15, or post-
mark by March 15 and mail to the Rotary Club
of Femandina Beach, P.O. Box 654,
Femandina'Beach, FL 32035. ,
Supervisorof Eections
Vicki Cannon, Nassau County Supervisor
of Elections, announces a $1,200 scholarship
through the Florida State Association of
Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) for a
full-time student attending a Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools accredit-
ed Florida university or college. March 19 is
the deadline.
Applications and full details are available
from the Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections Office at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite
3, Yulee, or online at www.yotenassau.com.
Students must submit completed applications
and letters of recommendation to the
Supervisor of Elections where they are regis-
tered to vote. Cannon will review all Nassau
County applications and forward one finalist to
the FSASE Scholarship Committee to repre-
sent Nassau County. ,
The committee will select one winner from
the finalists throughout Florida. Contact the -
Nassau County Supervisor of Elections at
491-7500, (866) 260-4301, TDD (904) 491-
7510 or visit www.vptenassau.com.
Amelia Island NSDAR
TheAmelia Island Chapter National
Society Daughters of the American
Revolution's annual scholarship program is
open to Nassau's graduating seniors.,
One outstanding student from each of the
four Nassau County high schools will receive
a check for $1,000 to help with'their educa-
tional expenses. Winning students will be
honored for their scholarship, ambition and
Applications are available through the
guidance office at each school. Deadline -is
March 29. For information call the Scholarship
Chairman at 277-6775.
The Fernandina Pirates Club's scholarship
essay contest for all Nassau County high,
school seniors offers two awards -for a stu-
dent entering college and another for a stu-

Spedal benefit
The Florida State College
at Jacksonville Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center is hosting a '
benefit for the FSCJ/Nassau
Kristi Wilder Special Needs
Fund and the UNF Are You
My Friend Scholarship today
from 6-9 p.m. in the Nassau
Room of the Lewis "Red"
Bean Technical Building..-
The program will feature a
barbecue dinner and enter- .
tainment by solo vocalists
and Jacksonville gospel
mOsic group Joyful Praise.
Kelly Murphy, a vocalist from
South Carolina, is the special
guest speaker and will also
perform. Kenny Wilder, Kristi
Wilder's father, will emcee

dent entering military service.
Submit an essay to the Pirates Club by
April 6 of at least 750 words on the subject of
pirates or pirating: past, present or future,
complete with proper citations and refer-
The college award is a check for $1,500,
payable to the winner's school for tuition
and/or books. The winning entry for military
service will receive a check for $500 upon
completion of basic training. The winners)
must join the Pirates May 6 on the Main
Stage during the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival for a formal announcement.
Visit www.FemandinaPirates.com. Entries
must be postmarked by April 6 and mailed to
Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc., P.O. Box 1094,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Applications for the Nassau County
Community Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers Memorial Scholarship,
Peck Memorial Scholarship and the Rychard-
Lottie-Annie Cook-Scholarship are now avail-
able at Fernandina Beach High School. The
Cook Scholarship is alIo available at Yulee
High School.
Applications for the NCCDC Scholarship in
Honor of Felix Jones of Femandina Beach
are available at Hilliard, West Nassau and
Yulee high schools. Deadline is April 20: .
Contact your guidance office or call 261-4396
or 261-4113.
Memorial scholarship
The Nassau Sport Fishing Association will
award the Johnny Thirsk Memorial
Scholarship worth $1,000 for the 2012-13
school year. It is renewable and good for two
years for a total of $2,000 per recipient.
Applicants must be a resident of Nassau
County, planning to attend a two- or four-year
. college and complete an essay on why they
plan to attend college, their goals and why
they should receive the scholarship. Financial
need and academic scores will be consid-
ered. Additional consideration will be given to
students interested in marine biology and/or
participation in NSFA as members or volun-
Applications are available at your school
guidance office and at www.fishnsfa.com.
Deadline is April 20 to mail to The Nassau
Sport Fishing Association, Attn: The Johnny
Thirsk Memorial Scholarship Committee, C/O
Mike Castner, 2803 Tidewater St., Femandina
Beach, FL 32034.
The Fernandina Beach Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 943,
will be awarding its aviation emphasis schol-
arship in the spring to one or more residents
of Nassau County with an interest in pursuing
a career or interest in aviation.
Applications are available at all Nassau
County high schools or contact Calista Bestor
at 261-3692.

the event.
The Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center is located at 76346
William Burgess Blvd. in
Yulee. For information call
Donna, 753-9044; Kenny,
254-6324, or 277-4849.
G iScouts events
Nassau County Girl
Scouts had a successful first
weekend in cookie sales and
thanks all of those that sup-
ported them. March 11-17 is
their anniversary week and
they plan to celebrate 100
years of Girl Scouts by log-
. going 100 volunteer hours in
the community. They will bag
groceries at the local gorcery
stores and host story time at
the local libraries.

On March 15, Girl Scouts
of Nassau County will host a
blood drive at Murray's Grille
in Yulee from 4-7 p.m. On
March 25 from 3-4:30 p.m.
they will host an Alumna.Tea
at the Atlantic Recreation
Center in Femandina Beach.
If you are an.alunma of Girl
Scouts admission is free. ;
Email paddles5@yahoo.com
or call 557-1268 to register.
SAC meeting
The School Advisory
Council of Fernandina
Beach High School will meet
March 22 in the main. office
conference room. For any
questions and/or concems
contact Spencer G.. Lodree at


The First Coast Conference hosted the sixth annual Pop Warner Little Scholars
Banquet at the Prime Osborne Center in Jacksonville last month. Little Scholar
awards were presented to 98 students, bestowed on those wh6 maintained a 96 per-
cent grade point average during the prior year. Among the honorees were 14 cheer-
leaders and football players from Fernandina Beach, including, back row, from left,
Nicholas Vanlennep, Walker Bean, Lantz Morris and John Vonnoh HI. Middle row,.
Shemayah Preliou, Sarah Blackwelder, Jessica Poteat and Mallory Monaghan. Front
row, Trent Haddock, Marshall Mottayaw, Cale Howard, John Powell and Keegan
Gorham. Not pictured is Charlie Krysiak.
Each year over 400,000 kids participate in eight Pop Warner regions. Only 1 per-
cent of all participates earned the status of Pop Warner Little Scholar All-American.
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner congratulates each participant for their academic:-
achievements and says "thank you" for all your hard work. This is also an honor for
their parents and teachers, so they say "thank you" for all that you do.

Book Fest scholar announced
Fernaridina Beach native *.';. '.,., ,.
Alandra Waugh is the winner ,,,, ., "
of the 2012 Amelia Island
Book Festival Writers
Scholarship. Alandra will be g.
graduating from Hilliard
Middle Senior High School
where she has maintained
honor roll status throughout -' '
most of her academic career. -.- ',
"We are very glad to have
found another local student .
with a passion for the written
word," said Shannon Brown,
Scholarship Chairperson.
"Alandra's writing submis-
sion, titled 'Midnight Thaw,'
was found by the scholarship
committee to be a compelling
and sophisticated piece. She
has been a voracious reader
most of her life and her goal
-is to become an author."
Alandra was introduced to "'.,
the sellout crowd at the festi-
val's luncheon last month,
where she sat at the VyStar
Credit Union sponsor table.
She met featured author
Paula McLain, who gave the
keynote address at the event,
and was clearly inspired by
her words.
Established 11 years ago,
this $2,000 scholarship is
available to high school sen-.
iors, undergraduate and grad-
uate college students with
good academic standings and
who have ties to Nassau
County. Named for the late SUBMI
Christa Powell Walley, daugh- Scholarship winner Alandra Waugh with the Powells.
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert _
Powell of Fernandina Beach,
the scholarship is dedicated presentation to Alandra. daughter, who wanted to b
to encouraging writers in "Bob and I want to thank an author," said Walley's
their pursuit of a literary the Amelia Island Book mother.
career. Billy Powell, a former Festival for allowing us to For information about 1
officer and board member of share this scholarship with festival, go to www.Amelia
the Book Festival, made the them in memory of our islandbookfestival.com.,







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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial Home/Property 606 Photo Euipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 I .estr-r.rt 'roperr 358 Condc-..,-Urtrn..,.ed
101 Card of Thancs 205 Live-in Help 404 Morrey To Loan 607 Antiques.Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel BOL Wanted to Buy or R.-ii 8 L4 Weat- rias-:a,. Co,,uni, B 9 Hor-oes-Furnrared
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Gardrd/Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 K.ngsla.'C, Sr. r.l.,r,i Bi.60I Mones-Lnrfur,,s ned
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104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/DTade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed &. Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted ro Buy 805. Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Off1ce
106 Happy Card 302 Dier/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 R,'oomTrrarii 'ar.clted 8,4- COMi erc-al'Retai
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Televisilon-Raclio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condom.nimus 852 ritotIhle 901 TarehANSPORTATION
108 Git Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats & Trallers 808 Off [sland/Yulee b,53 mobile H, LOIS 901 Autrroble.s:
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Budding Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 85-1 Romon 902 Tru;kL,
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage &55 Apartrn-,r.t-Furrnished 903 J.ns
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation Vehicles 811 Commercial/Retal 85, ApartmEnts-Linhurn 90j lotorc.:ief
203 Hotel/Restaurfant 402 Stocks& Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 Computers & Supplies 812 Property Exchange 857 Condos-Furrsh,-.. ,15 Comrr.er,:ial


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102 Lost & Found
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airpdrt Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. In Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

104 Personals
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105 Public Notice

All Real Estate Advertised
Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes It
illegal to advertise ahy prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

201 Help Wanted
breakfast/lunch cook, servers and
housekeeper. Call (904)491-3322.
a Fry Cook. Send resume or apply to
Bonito Grill & Sushi, 614 Centre St.,
FB, FL 32034.
is now accepting applications for P/T
employment. No nights or weekends.
Background check. Drug free work-
place. Must be 21 or older. (904)261-
6262. Must have own vehicle.
A' busy medical practice is looking for
an experienced Medical Assistant.
Great attitude is a must. Monday-Fri-
day with great benefits. Apply by send-
ing resumes to sdavIlsOlboclinic.com.
New recreation facility in Yulece looking
for an experienced and certified Zumba
teacher. Sub contract to start, possible
FT position. Please call (904)310-9730.
or come by 464073 SR 200, Ste 16,
Early Impressions to apply.

end shift Saturday and Sunday. Call
(904)206-4120 to make appointment.

201 Help Wanted
for front & back pediatric office. FuH
time with benefits. Fax resume to
HOUSEKEEPER Saturdays required.
Drug test required. Must have
transportation. Amelia .Island Res6rt
Rentals, Inc. (904)261-9444
approximately 20 hours per week at
DaVita's Amelia Island Dialysis. 1 year
RN experience is required. Dialysis
experience preferred. Apply within at
DaVita Amelia Island Dialysis, 1525
Ume Street, Suite 120.
NEEDED Please call (904)753-0942,
may have to leave message. Come by
Wed.-Sat. at 47431'5' SR. 200
Fernandina Bch. Tangles Hair Salon
Companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at
home. No selling, any hours. $500
wkly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700
DEPT. FL-1380.
MARINE STORE (2) positions availa-
ble: Front Counter Retail Sales, boating
knowledge a must. Mechanics Helper.
Email resume to: iackf@chelseamarine
supplv.com or fax (904)261-8845.
Learn to drive for TMC Transportation.
Earn $750 per week: No experience
needed. Local CDL training! Job ready
in 3 weeks! (888)368-1964. ANF
DRIVERS Earn 50-52 cpm loaded.
Up to 55 cpm for O.D. loads. $1000
sign on to qualified drivers. (843)266-
3731, btilldoghiway.com. EOE. ANF
Apply in person at Elizabeth Pointe
Lodge, 98 S. Fletcher Ave.
- experienced must be certified
operator. Must be able to work flexible
schedule including weekends. Apply in
person @ Amelia Island Yacht Basin,
251SCreekside Dr. NO PHONE CALLS
gay & 401K. 2 Inos CDL Class A
driving exp. www.meltontruck.com/
drive. (877)258-8782. ANF
Experience preferred. Please send
email to: vvoc@windstream.net
Must be customer oriented with land-
scaping/gardening experience. Quick-
books experience a plus. Email:
Medical Billing Trainees Needed -
train to become a Medfial Office Asst.
No exp needed. Job training & local
placement assistance. HS Diploma/
GED & PC/Internet needed. (888)374-
7294. ANF
DRIVERS Run'5 State Regional! Get
home weekends. Earn up to 39t/mi., 1
yr OTR flatbed exp. req'd. SUNBELT
TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext.
227. ANF
needed for a busy physicians office.
Fax resume to. (904)282-1550 or
email: cmosley@pcpfinancial.com
pay, but BIG rewards. Be a Take Stock
In Children mentor. Call Jody at 904-
548-4464 or email jmackle@fscj.edu.
CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment.
School. 3 wk training program.
Backhoes, bulldozers, trackhoes. Local
job placement asst. Start digging dirt
now. (877)994-9904. ANF


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1602 ArticlesforSaleI N A T I 0 N A L
LIKE NEW couch & love seat. Table
with 4 chairs, green Lazy-boy lounge
chair. Daybed, three end tables & like
new glass top stove. (920)851-4883

EXERCISER Like new. $250/OBO. |
Call (904)277-8948.

611 Home Furnishings I
FOR SALE Queen size bed w/frame M O N IT H
$125, floor lamp $10, etc. Call (904)

261-7672 (Pirates Wood).

705 Campers & Supplies
1981 TRAVEL CRUISER Good con-
dition. Sleeps 6. Motor in good shape.
Come see it'at 941182'Old Nassauville
Rd. Call (904)556-2221 or 651-0396.


I Pets/Supplies" 802 Mobile Homes

old. $100. Call (904)321-6955.

601 Garage Sales
BIG YARD SALE Furn., computer, 55
"gal. aquarium, tools, glass, purses,
TVs, slate -top pool table, closed in
trailer. Lots more Items, can't mention
all. Thurs. 3/8, Fri1 3/9, Sat. 3/10. Rain
cancels. 95343 Clearwater Rd., FB.

YARD SALE Sat. 3/10. 95051 River
Marsh Terrace, off Barnwell Rd., 1.6
miles from SR 200, right on River
Marsh Road to stop sign, rt., 4th house
on left.. Furniture, household items,
decorations, and lots more. 9am-3pm,
please no early birds.

DINNER SALE Sat. 3/10, 9am-noon.
Comers of 8th & Ash Streets, Trinity

GARAGE SALE Downtown Callahan.
Fri. 3/9 & Sat. 3/10. 8am-4pm. Comer
of Green Ave. & Booth St., 1 block
behind McDonald's: Closing antique
business. 50% off China, glassware,
decorative items, pottery, Anheuser-
Busch steins, additional household
items, vintage Fisher-Price toys, some
small furniture. Dealers welcome.

BIG YARD SALE Knick-knacks,
household Items, some furniture. Too
much to.list. Sat. 3/10, 9am-? On
Clearwater Rd. In Nassauville, follow
signs. Rain cancels.

YARD SALE Saturday only, 8am-
5pm. 95415 Barnwell Rd. Furniture,
lots of stuff, boat, 4-wheeler, clothes,
much, much more.

SAT. & SUN. 9am-4pm. Antiques,
household furnishings, drum set, pro-
fessional paint sprayer w/accessories.
Blackhawk Trail. (904)335-1770

2622 BAILEY RD. Fri. 3/9 & Sat.
3/10, 8am. Freezer, furniture, clothes,
household misc., hotdog cart, Jeep.
Lots of stuff!

BIG GARAGE SALE Beanie Babies,
mint condition. Women's work scrubs,
like new. And many, many more items.
Sat. 3/10, 8:30am. No early birds
please. 2671 1st Avenue.

MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/IBA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
$4,500. (904)583-4459

804 Amelia Island Homes
home In great location near Ritz &
Harris Teeter. 1900sf 3BR/2BA/2-car
gar. located on 1/4 acre. Fenced yard,
family room w/FP, sprinkler syst.,
termite bond. Priced to sell. Not a short
sale. $179,000. Call owner 1-800-432-

805 Beaches
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.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.

9 acres with 110 ft. river frontage.
Only 2 hours away. $45,000. Call

807 Condominiums
Purchase. 185K. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty 556-9140.

817 Other Areas
Waterfront Grand Opening Sale 1
day Only, Sat. 3/10. New log cabin on
2+ acres w/20+ ft dockable WF only
$74,500. Save tens of thousands on
new log cabin w/dockable lake frontage
on one of Alabama's premier
recreational lakes. Exc. financing. Call
now (866)952-5302, ext. 151. ANF

large BR/2.SBA, new condition, 3 yrs
old, 1.13 acres, 800sf garage or
workshop. Apple/peach trees, grape
vines. 5 century old chestnut trees.
Outside pavilion garden spot. This is an
Ideal place for you to retire on a mini
farm. Low taxes. Almost new
appliances, granite countertops, wood
floors. Must sell for health reason.
$275,000. Negotiable. (904)277-7020

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925 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #15 (North Pointe Subdivision) 1178sf 86191 Vegas Blvd. (The Hideaway Snbdivision) 1932sf- 3BR/2BA single fam-
2BR/2.SBA Close to the Beach on the North end of the Island. Townhouse with ily home with full Master bath, carpet, community pool and 2 car garage.
ocean/lake and bay views. Two Master baths upstairs and 1/2 bath downstairs, Washer/dryer included. Available earlyjune $1200
dining in living/great room, community pool, 1-car carport and driveway parking. 86394 Sand Hickory Trail (Hickory Village Subdivision) 1673sf 4BR/2BA
$1050 single family home, wood frame home with washer/dryer hookups, carpet & vinyl
flooring and 2-car garage Available Nowl $1295
1542 Lisa Avenue (The Park Subdivision) 884sf 2BR/2BA Fully furnished
ready for you to begin Florida lifestyle Stainless steel appliances, ocean views, car- 97493 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460sf 3BR/2BA Completely
pet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, private yard/courtyard, remodeled! Open floor plan with vated cilngs. Two Masterbaths, formal dining
paeio/dmck, private Ieerand 2-tsr garage. $1450 area, eat in kitchen, walk-in pantry, brand new carpet & reramic tile, all new appli-
Sances, patio/deck and wood fenced-in yanrd. $1375
30 S5. 15th Street, 115sf-3BR/lBA Cntnrallyylocatedbetween Downtown andthe 402 S. Ilth Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit in triplex. W/D hook
Beach, full bath, dining in living/great room, carpet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, covered
pado/deck, chain link fence and drivewayparking. $995 upsinside $795
3533 First Avenue, 1048sf 2BI/1BA spacious nice home with fireplace in family 734 Tarpon Avenue, Unit B, 1000sf Duplex, downstairs unit 2BR/1BA
room, fll Master bath, washer/dryer hookups, ceramic tile, patio/deck, 2-car garage and Only 2 block, from the ,Beach. Ceraild ti tedfloon throughout. Water, sewor
driveway parking. $1050 and electric included in rent. Available March 16th $1100
96253.Springwood Lane 2015sf (Spanish Oalks Subdivision) 3BR/2BA 733 Tarpon Avenne, Unit B, 2400sq 3BR/2BA Twvo Master baths, kitchen
Open'lloor plan that opens to a large covered patio and wood fenced-in backyard island, vaudted ceilings, carpet & ceramic tile. Washer/dryer, I.,tti care and pest
that provides privacy, 2 Master baths with separate shower and garden rub, don- control included. Available Mid-March $1550
ble sinks, formal dining area and eat-in kitchen, kitchen island and closet pantry, 2705 Dolphia Avenue, Unit IA (Ocean View Villas) 2535sf 3BR/3.5BA -
washer/dryer hook-ups, drapes and mini blinds, carpet and vinyl flooring, Great ocean viens and close to Ite Beach! Luxury Condo with full Master ath,
cablie/satellite TV ready, covered patio/deck and 2-car garage. Lawn care includ- dining i iig/geat room, reakfst ar/oo, washer/der ook-ups, car
ed. Available March l1th $1395 1
and ceramic tile flooring, shutters, fireplace in living room, wood stove,
2524 LeSabre Place (Egans Bluff East Subdivision) 2022sf 4BR/2BA cable/satellite TV ready, covered patio/deck and covered parking. Available
Lovely home on cul-de-sac, formal dining area, carpet and hardwood flooring, Mid-April $1895
washer/dryer hook-ups, fireplace, patio/deck and 2-car-garage.- Available Now
$1495 1847 Beach Walker Road (Turtle Dunes Condominimns) 1800sf -
859 Fountain Drive, 1800sf- 3BR/2BA Coumtrylivingat the Beach, 1/2 Acre 2BR/2BA Located on 4th iloor, two Master bathrooms, ceranic lil, antd hard:
lot, wood burning fireplace, new carpet, hardwood and tile flooring, 2 Master wood floors throughout, cloth blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, elevato, gated
baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, granite countertops, separate laundry community and pool. Water, sewer tnd trash included in rent. Also on Sales
room, screened-in back porch, water softener, sprinkler system and 2-oar garage. Market $1995
Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sf will divide Sadler Road 625sf building on 1 acre lot. $1,500
Atlantic Ave ,@ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo S. 14th Street (Tasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400sf. Commercial
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices space $10/sf
Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices 116 Centre St. 2900sf $3,000/mo.
,* 1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building, $1,500/mo. Gateway to Amelia Suite 201N, 2 rooms with total 370af,
includes utilities + CAM, $695

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includes mos uJtihues, ater, sewer, garbage cable,

O-ea-vew. 487 S. Fletcler Across the stret from
dit, beach. All uu, wi-fi.TV & plone,
3BRI 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop $1850/wk,
plus .axes & cleaning fee
Five PontVlage 1,2005sq. f-AIAS 8dth St.expo.sure -
Great for retail services, or office, $1.2001mo +aies tl
Amelha Park 910 approx, sq.ft.. 3 office. recepton
lea.,,kitcen an bathroom. $1450/rno.+ utilities.
S1839 S 8th St. oaiaceno .Huddle House. 1.800 sq.ft.
$1700wooalease + x. Sale also. considered.
Nursery. Office greenhouse, shade houses with a
fenced, irrigated outside space for plants. Excellent
locadon with high visibility.
Office Complex w/tenant fac alt l Ixc.lenat Inyesa
m=et 1941 Ctrona Dr 4690 sq.ft incduding addl-
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856 Apartments

314 N. STH ST. 2BR/1BA. $950/mo.
851 Roommate Wanted Incl. some utl. Call 557-8600.

apartment close to beach. $400 plus
1/2 electric. Call (216)544-7064.

852 Mobile Homes
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities, & WiFl included. (904)225-
ON ISLAND Remodeled & clean 2/1
SW $600/mo., 3BR $700/mo. + dep.
Utils avail. Also, APTS. $145-
$225/wk. + dep. Utils incl. 261-5034
NICE 16X80 2BR/2BA w/walk-in
closets. Partially furnished. Fenced
yard. Very private. $750/mo. + dep.
(904)557-4449 or (904)415-0361.

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

856 Apartments

$875 Includes lawn, garbage/sewer,
water, & W/D., Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

OCEANVIEW 2BR/1BA, 1 car gar-
age. Across from beach access. Ground
floor, newly renovated kitchen and
bath. Tile floors throughout. $850/mo
+ deposit. 1 yr lease. (904) 277-3172

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

OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005

NORTH POINTE 925 Tarpon. 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse. Pool, covered
parking. $875. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

857 Condos-Furnished
LONG TERM AIP 1st floor Spyglass
Unit, 3BR/3BA, located on beach, heat-
ed pool. $1800/mo. including trash
removal & water. (904)310-6106

Ocean Park. Great ocean views. Long
term lease. Call (904)225-0052.

1858 Condos-Unfurnished|
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2. deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $749/mol Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969 for a
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ome. located in exclusive and gated Sumnmer Arnold Ridge with lots of extras! Generous sized
overlooking \rl[aisc icc.u Hud'.,rr.r.J floors Living Areas with high i iii .. Fireplace and
lout. Gourmet kitchen overlooking the nicely appointed Kitchen .arii,. a Breakfast
Room. Master Suite with tptirltec shower Area. Large Master Suite with walk in closet. Great
rden tub located 'downstairs. Pets ok. On heated & cooled 360 sf Florida Rooth/Sun Porch
2,750/mo ooverlooking the fenced backyard. High efficiency
Water Heater plus Softener and Washer & Dryer.
spyglass 2404 sf. 3BR/3.5BA Spyglass Villa Small dogs ok. Off Island. S1,450/mo
mni Amelia Island Plantation. Tiled
...., with generously sized living areas. 2126 Calais 2,000 sf. 4BR/2BA Florida style
e in Living Room with French doors home with carper and tile throughout. Generous
to the balcony. Pets ok. On Island, sized living spaces and Master Suite with separate
mo shower. Large yard with fenced backyard. Pets ok.
On Island. $1,350/nmo
'achtsman- 2046 sf 4BR/2.5BA home in
summer Beach Golf Side South. Enjoy open '96157 Stoney Glen 1544 sf. 3BR/2BA open
Rled with natural light! Well designed kitchen floor plan in Heron. Wood ,1 .. ,,- inhi. i-'...r the
rcakfast area. Large .screen porch and main living areas. Eat-in Kitchen with breakfast bar
ped yard. Summer Beach membership and large pantfy. Full size Dining Room. Master
d! Pets ok. On Island. $1,750/mo suite with His and Hers closets plus Garden Tub in
bathroom. Fully fenced backyard over looking the
ary 2551 sf. 4BR/3BA North end home pond. Irrigation and security systems. Washer and
imming pool. Large loft and wrap around dryer. Pets ok. Off Island. S1,250/'mo
to view the ocean. Pets ok. On Island.
mtno 96010 Stoney Creek 1373 sf. 3BR/2BA upstairs
townhouse in gated Stoney Creek. Large open
Ravenwood- 3295 sf. 3BR/2.5BA large floor plan with huge Kitchen and center island plus
loor plan home in quiet Timber Creek Breakfast Area. Master Suite has a big walk-in
on. Combined Formal DminiiL Room and closet and separate shower/gaiden tub. Screened
0oom, Office, Family Room plus large Bonus porch overlooks wooded area and pond. One car
.Iaster suite with sitting area, walk-in closet, garage. Pets ok. 'Off Island. $1,100/mo
vanities and separate tub and shower. Fenced
d overlooking the pond. Irriga ion & 97102 Coopers Way 1,808 stf 3BR/2BA Ranch
systems. Pets ok. Off Island. I ,5ii, mn style home in quiet neighborhood. Large Iitchen
with Breakfast Bar overlooking the Living Room.
Fern Creek- Private lot with fully fenced Master Suite with separate shower, garden tub and
d overlooking pond. Large master suite double vajty. Pets ok. Off Island. ? I., 11, ,,.
vith 4th bedroom and full bath up. Tile
iout most of main living area. Upgraded 823 S. 7th'- 1144 sf. i', '1I.5BA Island .,,n
. with stainless appliances. Security and with white picket fence. Beautiful hardwood floors
)n. Pets ok. Off Isl.,pd SI1,51)'l iand tile throughout. One car garage. Within
walking' distance to Historic Fernandina Beach!
ia Del Rey- 1.-'2 -f 3BR/2.5BA home on Pets ok. On Island, $S975/mo
nicipal Golf Course. Tile and wooden floors
iout the entire home. Nicd.) appointed
with Breakfast area. Living Room with AVAILABLE HOMES
burning fireplace and separate formal UPDATED DAILY ON
g Room. Geil:r.stuJt, sized bedrooms with
room in SM... uiLte. Large dtiled Florida CHAPLINWILLIAMS.COM
overlooking the Golf Course. Pets ok. On
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Busy Southend Business Patk Located between die Ritz Carlton and Amelia Island
Plantinon wid Anchot tenants that bring traffic in! ONLY ONE SPACE
REMAINS AVAILABLE. Fujly. built out offices and move in rendlv. INCREDIBLE
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Builder's home! 3 BR;2 BA plus beau-
tiful cottage which could be used as
office, parent or guest area. Cottage is
fully equipped and roomy. Property
is fenced and in a good location close
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* Upgraded appliances
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858 Condos-Unfurnished
behind Super Wal-Mart. 3BR/2.5BA,
1631 sq. ft. $1195. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
LAKES CONDO $740/mo. Fresh
paint, W/D available, pool, gym, tennis
courts. Call (904)415-1165
2-car garage, plus patio. Pool & tennis
courts. $1200/mo. (904)234-8986.
Available April 1st.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/3BA in the Preserve at Summer
Beach. Gated neighborhood with
community pool. Lawn service incl.
Pets neg. $1,450/mo. (904)321-6079
1306 BROOME ST. 3BR/2BA, stove,
fridge, DW, microwave, W/D, hardwood
floors. $1195. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006
BRICK HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage,
game room, on 1 acre. $1200/mo. +
deposit. Service animals only. Call
(904)704-4989 or 225-5392.

861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

S863 Office
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure Wi-Fi
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058

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