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Local pirate Mel Esser ofthe Fernandina Pirates Club captivated children with streams of bubbles
Friday night, top, at Sounds on Centre, which featured The Instant Groove playing soulful rhythm and
blues. Fernandina natives Lawrence Holmes (lead vocals and percussion) and Johnnie Robinson
(horns and vocals),.above, with band mates Sam Hamilton and Scott Giddons, had dancers young and
old frolicking in the street..The event is held the first Friday from March through October in downtown
Fernandina Beach. The next concert is July 6.

County to pick up storm

debris starting Monday

Nassau County will begin picking
up yard debris resulting from
Tropical Storm Beryl beginning
Nassau County Road and Bridge
staffwill pick up the debris from US
17 to the w:.cst ide of the county.
CrowderGulfhas been contracted to
S ick up debris in the county east of
US 17.
Debi-iswill be picked upfrom the
county right ofway, and only one pass
per roadway will be made.
Residents should leave their yard
debris close to the edge of the road
without jeopardizing public safety.
Debris should'be vegetative, cut
small and left loose. Household waste
a nd garba, bags, will not be picked

The city of Fernandina Beach began picking up storm debns on
Memorial Day and has continued for the past 11 days. Work will contin-
ue through the weekend and the city expects to have made a first pass
of all neighborhoods by Monday evening The city will make a second
pickup on many streets and will continue working extended hours until
debris pickup is completed.

The Nassau County Road and
Bridge Department's Bailey Yard will
continue to accept yard debris from
citizens. There will be no charge for
this service.
Bailey Yard is located at 3163
Bailey Road in Fernandina Beach.
Yard debris should be delivered to
the facility between the hours of 7:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through

Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. Updates will be post-
ed to the Nassau County weBsite:'
For additional information, con-
tact Nassau County Engineering
Services at 491-7330 or Road and
Bridge at 491-7334. Residents can
also send email to debris@nassau

County budget

outlook 'not a

pretty picture
GARRETT PELICAN choose to cut expenditures,
News-Leader taxes, divert recurring rev

Faced with shrinking property val-
ues for tie fourth straight year, the
Nassau County Commission is run-
ning out of ways to balance its budg-
The drop in property value from
almost 843 million in 2011to just south
of $40 million a 6.9 percent decrease,
according to estimates from, the
Nassau County Property Appraiser's
Office follows years of declining
property values since the housing mar-
ket crash in 2008.
Should the board adopt the same
village rate it has the past four years,
it will face an estimated shortfall of
nearly $3 million in reveliues,
Managehient & Budget Director
Shanea Jones told commissioners
To balance the budget, they could

News Leader
' Tl'iicity li llfnot be paying for :i
Fourth of July fireworks display this
year at the downtown waterfront It
remains to be seen.whether private
residents or businesseswould be will-
ing to put up their own money for the
popular event
Commissioners voted 3-2 at their
Tuesday meeting not to approve a
budget amendment of 813,200 to pay
for the fireworks, citing budget con-
straints. Commissioners Sarah Pelican
and Charles Corbett voted in favor of
the budget transfer to pay for theddis-
1 don't understand adding, (fire-
works) back into the budget when the
budget is so tight right now,"
Commissioner Tim Poynter said

before the \ote. Poyniter also noted
commissioners had no objection to
taking fireworks out of the city budg-
T1 la-i yc-ar "\Wh'tcver decision wv.
Make, we end up revisiting it because
it bothers someone that we're not
doing it," he said.'
"The business people downtown
should pay for (the fireworks),"
Poynter went on. "As tough as eco-
nomic times are right how ... I don't
think #e should pay for a 15-minute
hoo-hah. If (downtown business own-
ers) think they want this to be put on,
they should pay for it."
But Corbett argued the fireworks
display should go on because "it's the
birthday of the country." He noted the
city has already paid $44,000 for down-
town lighting as well as paying for
FIREWORKS Continued on 3A

Waterfront plan:

There was clearly
ny among city comm
a discussion to appr
plans for the city
Tuesday's meeting.
three out of four con
ceded some grudg
evaluate the plans t
structure along the r
authorize funds for
Associates to comply
ment of'engineering
Street improvement
Alachua Railroad cro
is part of the Forward
ect that was approve
sioners last year.
conceptual waterfront

drip, drip
UGHTRY last meeting that included the rmprove-
Uder ments. -
However, engineering work at the
'a lack of harmo- waterfront has been halted because it
lissioners during requires permitting with various gov-
ove engineering ernment agencies, including a
Waterfront at stormwater permitfrom the St. Johns
But in the end, River Water Management District and
mmissioners con- approvals to finish work on the Alachua
ingly to at least Street railroad crossing. :
o improve infra- "In essence, the work has stopped,"
iver. said Dave Lott, who is acting as a
were asked to deputy for the next month to new City
r Zev Cohen & ManagerJoe Gerrity, who was attend-
lete the develop- ing his first meeting in that role. "The
plans for Front city manager and I strongly suggest
ts and the new you meet with (Zev Cohen) and look at
Dssing. The work the task order and redefine what needs
IFernandina proj- to be redefined."'
ved by commis- "My biggest killer is that (railroad)
crossing," Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch

also approved a
park plan at their

CITY Continued on 3A


intended for capital projects or dip into
county reserves, Jones said.
"It is not a pretty picture," County
Manager Ted Selby told the board of
the estimated taxable values. ".. You're
going to have some hard decisions to
make in the near future."
The taxable values are estimates,
Jones said, but she noted that Property
Appraiser Tammy Stiles has been
"right on the money" in years past.
She said the final numbers would be
available July 1 when Stiles submits
the certified tax roll to the board.
For the past four years commis-
sioners have not raised the county's
millage rate, Instead, Jones said, they
have.trimmed expenses and, for the
past two years, used revenues gener-
ated by the 1-cent sales tax- roughly
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Grady Stanford
Mr. Grady Stanford
Mauldin, Jr., 82, of Yulee,
Florida peacefully passed
away at his home surround-
'ed by his family on Tuesday,
June 5, 2012. Mr. Mauldin
was the son ofthelate Grady
Stanford Mauldin,Sr. and the
late Eva Christine Miller.
He is survived by his'
beloved wife of 60 years, Joan
Lee Mauldin, and his son
SGrady Stanford Mauldin, III
(oanne) of Rock Hill, SC. He
is also.survived by 3 grand-
children, Jodi Mauldin
C(R c.k),
L i n d sa y
Ma uldin:
G ra ham
and Taylor
Mauldin; and
S. great-grandchildren, Grady
S Danger field and Ry Danger-
S field, all of Charleston, SC.
.In additionhe is survived by,
his sister Betty Mauldin .
Tolivei- (Charles) of Yulee,
FL and several nieces and
nephews. -
SHe loved Andrew Jackson
High School where he, let-
tered in football, basketball
and baseball. Grady served in
the U.S. Navy for 4 years dur-
ing the Korean War as an'
Aviation Machinist Mate
Airman. Due to his out-
standing athletic ability, he
was recruited to play bas-.
; ketball for the Naval Air
Station in Pensacola, FL.
After serving his country
Grady returned to his home-
town of Jacksonville, Florida
were he began his career as
a "proud papermaker" and
worked in the paper indus-
try for over 40.years in man- ,
ufacturing and later in sales
He also served on the Yulee
Chamber of Commerce and
Economic Development
Conmminee He loved spend-
ing time with his family and
enjoyed playing golf and ten-
nis He was also an avid-
Florida Gator football fan.
A most special "thanks
and love" to Linda Reeves
who was always there for us,
Sand the Hospice TealTeam,
especially Sue Murphy and
Cheri Swann.
' CGrayeside funeral servic-' .
s. were held at 10:0( a.m.
S 'Thursday, June 7 at Green
S Pi iCemetery, 96281 Green
Pinre Rd Yulee, FL with
ChaplairiGrant Wheeler offi-
In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily suggests that memorial
contributions be made to'
Community Hospice of.
Northeast Florida, 4114
Sunbeam Rd., Bldg 100,.
Suite 101. Jacksonville. FL
Foi yiore information and
to sign M r Nlauldin's online
register book please visit the
Green Pine websitee. at
Green Pine FuneralHome

FRIDAY, JUNE 8,2012 NEWS News-Leader

Stop childhood obesity

become role model

CREED Executive Director

Obesity is a serious health
concern for children and ado-
lescents, In the United States,
the number of obese children
and teens has continued to
,rise over the past two
decades. Doctors and scien-
tists are concerned about the
rise of obesity in children and
. youth because obesity may
lead to the following health
Heart disease, caused by
high cholesterol and/or high
blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Sleep apnea
Social discrimination
Obese children and adoles-
cents may experience immedi-
ate health consequences and
., may be at risk for weight-relat-
ed health problems in adult-
hood. To help your child
Maintain a healthy weight, bal-
ance the calories your child
Consumes from foods and bev-
erages with the calories your
child uses through physical
Remember that the goal
for overweight and obese chil-
'dren and teens is to reduce

the ratesoful
S weight

reduction diet without the
gcoain while
as and devel-
Children and teens should
NOT be placed on a weight
reduction diet without the
consultation of a health care
To help your children and
family develop healthy eating
Provide plenty of vegeta-
bles, fruits, and whole-grain
Include low-fat or non-fat
milk or dairy products.
Choose lean meats, poul-
try, fish, lentils, and beans for
Serve reasonably-sized
Encourage your family to
drink lots of water.
Limit sugar-sweetened
Limit consumption of
sugar and saturated fat.
Remember that small,
changes every day can lead to
a recipe for success.
Another part of balancing
calories is to engage in an

. appropriate amount of physi-
cal activity and avoid too
i much sedentaryjtime. Regular
physical activity has many
health benefits, including:
Strengthening bones
Decreasing blood pres-
Reducing stress and anx-
Increasing self-esteem
Helping with weight
Remember that children
imitate adults. Start adding
physical activity to your own
daily routine and encourage
your child' to join you. Some
examples of moderate intensi-
ty physical activity include:
Brisk walking; dancing; play- '
ing tag; jumping rope: playing
soccer: and swimming. To
learn more visit
www.cdc gov./!healthy-
.Jnnett. Wilson-Baktr, RN,
BSN, is the cxcutive director
.f CREED, The Q,alilion fir
the Reduction.Elhinination ot
Ethnic Disparities in Health,
whose mission is to educate the
,community concerning chronic
and in/tctions diseases and the
imniprtancet cfearly access to
care For mre intobrmnation
call 556r3363.

Turtle volunteer tops in district
, \ '! I i *

As a volunteer since 2003,
Sandra Baker-Hinton has been
an integral part of Fort Clinch
State Park's Sea Turtle
Monitoring Program. Each
year from May through
October, she is on the beach,
rain or shine, looking for fresh
sea turtle tracks and checking
On May 29, Baker-Hinton
-was awarded for her efforts
when she was named the
Florida State Parks' District 2
-Volunteer of the Month.
SBaker-Hinton takes the time
to talk to park visitors, inter-
preting the importance of the
monitoring prograni and shar-
irig her knowledge about sea
turtle biology and behavior She
16,io~ 'i4J ited to do'ffsite prd-
grains for community groups,
and always represents the
park with care and competence
.and inspires a deeper appreci-
ation for Florida's natural her-
S A talented and well-known
local artist, Baker-Hinton also
contributes impressive photo-
graphs to the park for use in
publications, interpretive pan-
els and displays.
'Sandra captures the beauty
we hope all visitors are able to
Ssee and experience We truly
enjoy her presence in the park
and treasure her giving spirit,"

Fort Clinch State Park Sea Turtle Moqnitoring Program
volunteer Sandra Baker-Hinrton copp.ts th',nthiber f ,
hatched and un-hatched eggs, and' aiy ihatch'imgs ial '"I
remain in a turtle nest, above. In this nest, one live
hatchling was released to the ocean.
,-,_. -

said Marie Bucher' park-erv-
ices specialist and.jominator
Baker-Hinton and the Fort
Clinch park staff are included
on a Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
Marine Turtle Permit as part of
the Index Nesting Beach
Sea turtle nests'are moni-
tored closely for about 60 days
until signs of hatchling emer-

gence After seeing signsstaff
and volunteers wait 72 hours
.and excavate the nest They
then count the number of
hatched and un-hatched eggs,
and ariy hatch lings that remain
ii the nest If there are live
hatchlings they are released
into the ocean The'data col-
lected is submitted annually to
FFWCC as part of a Hatchling
Success Study

Food safety program Jne 19

A safe food handling pro-
gram for anyone in-the food
service industry or who would
liketoworkin the iidustrywill.
be held June 19 from 10 a.m.-
Sp.m. in the County Building,
86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee.
Cost is $15.
Since 1997, the state of;
Florid4 has mandated that all.
foodservice workers be trailed
in food safety.
Participants will be certified
for three years under The
SaeStaff Foodhandler Training.

Program, the contracted pro-
gram of the Department of
Business and Professional
SRegulation that contains the fol-
lowing six mandated key food
safety principles
1 Ensuring proper personal
2. Preventing cross-contam-
3. Controlling time and tem-
perature when handling food
4. Proper cleaning and san-.
5. The causes and effects of

major food borne illnesses
6 Ensuring proper vermin.
Florida requires that all food
ser ice employees in a licen-ed
DBPR establishment be trained
on correct fopd handling and
hygiene practices Only DBPR,
division-approved training pro-
grains ar-e accepted as meeting
the Iraining requirement
Family and Consumer Sciences
Agent Meg McAlpine is the
instructor To register contact
her at 491-734( '


The Yulee Al-Anon Family
Group meetings have
changed to Tuesdays at 6:30
p.m. at the YMCA building
on Pages Dairy Road in
SYulee: Contact the group by.
email atYuleeAlanon FG@
. .
Al-Anon is a member sup-
ported nonprofit group that
helps the families and friends
of alcoholics. The program of
recovery is adapted from
Alcoholics Anonymous and
is based upon the Twelve
Steps, Twelve Traditions and
the Twelve Concepts of
Service. The only require-
ment for membership is that
there be a problem of alco-
holism in a relative or friend.

The Nassau County -
Home Educators will spon-
sor a Homeschooling Orien-
tation for families interested i
in homeschooling on June 11
at 7 p.m. at Springhill Baptist.'
Church, 941017 Old Nassau- '
ville Road in Nassauville. ..
Leaders of the group will.
provide information on the
legal aspects of homeschoo-.l
ing, different curricula and ,,
community support. Veteran.,
homeschoolers will answer: .
questions and "information,
packets" will be available.
Nassau County Home --
Educators comprises more
than 70tarea families that
work together to provide
field trips, programs, support
meetings and niany other
types of cooperative aids
For information call.
NCHE president Jane
McDonald at 277-2798.
Literacy workshop
The Building Blocks of'
Literacy, an informative, fui-
Sfilled, hands-on.workshop for
Sparerits, teachers, and care-
givers, will be held June 11 .
from.6:30-8., ,,
FernandinaBeach library,'25
N. Fourth St Learn why
Reading aloud reading~aloud
is so important, how to'
engage kids in books and
reading, and how the Nassaui
County Public Library's new
take-home early literacy Jiits
can help Sponsored by the
Friend eLddina
Beach 6tal77-73651
Gun courses
Gary W Belson Associa-
tes Inc. will hold-concealed ,
weapon license countries at 6. June 13; 10 a.7'. and 1
p m.June 16; 6 p.m.'June:19:'
and 21;and 10 am.and 1
p m. June 24. A basic with
defensive tactics course will

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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Lettersto the editor:
Monday, 12p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
CNI com'f

be held at 6 p.r. June 21. For
scheduling contact Belson at
491-835S. (904) 4,76-2037 or
gbelson@bellsouth net. Visit
Flagrererime ent
Amelia Island Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution invites you to
commemorate Flag Day with
a "Flag of the United States
of America Retirement
Ceremony" June 14 at.10
a.m. at Fire Station #1,225
South 14th St.
Old,worn and tattered
lags will be respectfully
destroyed as part of the cere-
mony. Bring your flags with
you or drop them off at The
UPS Store in the Island Walk
Shopping Plaza onr Sadler
Road or at The UPS Store,
463688 State Road 200 in -
Steak night"
*,.,The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54; will host
their monthly "steak night".
at the American Legion Post, "
626 S. Third St., from 5-7
p.m. (or until gone) on June .
161 'The public is welcome
Dinner includes a steak
cooked to order, baked pota-
to,,corn on the cob. salad and
Sa roll fot an S11 donation. To-
Sgo, dinners are available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Riders Chapter 54.
Health screenings
First Assembly of God,
302 South 14th St, will host
Uf e Line Screening on June
S21. Screenings identify poten-
tial cardiovascular conditions
suchas blocked arteries and
irregular heart rhythm.
abdominal aortic aneurysms,
and hardening of the arteries
in the legs, which is a strong
predictor of heart disease. A
bone density screening to
assess osteoporosis risk is
also offered
Packages start at $149 All
five screenings take 60-90
minutes to complete. For
information or to schedule an
appointment, call 1-877-237-
1287 or visit www.lifeline-
screening:com. *Pereregistra-
,tion is required.
Dinner & a movie
...The Friends oftheFe.r-
narplij a.Beach -hibrjywi.l .-.l:.
present Ernest.Hemingway's%
7Th Sun Also Rises at a Din-
ner & a Movie evening bn
June 22 at6 pm: at'Caf6'.
Karibo. This is the.thi'd :
event in the library's'One
SBook, One Community'.
series. Tickets are i25 and
must be purchased in '
advance at the library, 25 N.
Fourth St. Call 277-7365.

at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club. Call Bernice
'Kelley at 261-7923 or Barb
Kent at 2774071

ee Mvondays o eacn r try
nth at the Feriiandina Rotayclubs
ich Golf Club on Bill The RotaryClub of
lton Road. This is a din- Fernandina Beach meets
meeting fiom 6.30-8 p.m. each Wednesday from 11.30
itact Don Lyons at. home, a.m.-1 p.m at the Florida
-8194, cell at (978) House Inn on South Third ,
-0561. : ,: Street.June 13 will feature
tin.,t du.. I The Homeless Coalition on
ptns t lubS the -Faces of the Homeless."
The Yulee Optimist Club : There is no meeting June 20.
ets every Tuesday at Call Melanie Ferreira at
n at Murray's Grille 321-5675.
ALA inYulee. Call '* *'." ',
-0091.. : The Rotary'Club of
* Amelia Island Sunrise meets
The Fernandina Beach each Friday from 7:30-8:30
imist Club meets each a.n. at the Fernandina
dnesday from noon-1 p m. Beach Golf Club on Bill
......... .... Melton Road.
S. Contact President Katey .
i11 Ash Street. .,:rpee at kateybi een@com-
ina Beach, FL 32034 c'.C or visit www ameli-
13696 Fax26113698 ;,,Jlandirotary.corn.
Sfor email addresses. '' ,
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The Board of
: ,25'y "Trustees approved
1'a' a'$142 million tax '
YEAKUS hike for Nassau
General Hospital,
SJune 11, 1987
"' 4' The city, of
Fernandina Beach
was facing a $1.2
YEARS million shortfallif it
--- -didn't see an,
increase in revenues by Sept.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

As tough as economic times are
right now... I don't think
we should payfor a
15-minute hoo-hah.'

Continuedfrom lA
other questionable projects.
"I can't see why we wouldn't
want to do this," he said.
"I remember the agony we
went through with the budget
last year," Mayor Arlene
Filkoff said. "Last year, we cut
drastically what we gave to
nonprofits ... we lost (city
employees) and did belt-tight-
ening. I believe in my coun-
try, but I don't think we should
spend money to send (fire-'
works) up in the air."
Pelican argued in favor of
the fir'\ework,. saying the city
should pay for them because
it prides itself on bringing in
tourists. "Of all times to do
fireworks, the Fourth oflJuly is
thai time," she said. "I see
more people downtown on the
Fourth of.Iuly than any other
time of year."
Resident Robin Lentz said
she sided with Poynter and
Filkoff on the issue. "We don't
have the money for it," she
said. "That's $660 per minute
for a bunch of boom-boom-.
pow, and then everybody goes
home." She noted the Omni'

St. Marys
The 441h Annual
Independence Day
Festival sponsored by the
St. Marys Kiwanis Club
July 4 from 9 a.m.-10 p m.
in downtown St Marys,
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pancake breakfast,
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Ameli Island Plantation and
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island are planning Fourth of
July fireworks, so residents
do have those options.
According to City Clerk
Mary Mercer, Fourth of July
fireworks at the downtown
waterfront have been a tradi-
tion in Fernandina Beach for
many years since at least-the

Electronics recycling
Nassau County Commis- 46026 Landfill Road in
sioners have issued a public Callahan.
notice regarding. "E-Scrap .Call548-4972 or or go to
Recycling' at the Nassau
County Convenience Recycle
Center in Callahan. The center presents
is now recycling electronics Divas' Day Out
(anything that plugs in or runs Divas Day Out
on batteries) free of charge a benefit for Girl Power 2 Cure.
. with the exceptionof TVs with 9:30am 4:30pm Saturday
tubes. Televisions with tubes Atlantic Rec Center, Fernandina
will not be accepted. 30 vendor booths
Also accepted at the cen- fashionshows
ter for recycling free of charge .fitness demos
are appliances, scrap metal, activities forkid
tires (four per household),bat- es d
teries, aluminum, glass, news- raffles, music, food and fun
papers,. magazines and plas- Bring out your inner Diva
tics. The center also accepts for a great cause!
household trash from county $3 per person,
residents free of charge. Age 6 and Under FREE -
The center is open Mon-
dayv. Tuesday%-. Thursday
and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30
a.m. to .noon. It is located at-,

CITY Continued from 1A
said. "I honestly don't knowwhy
we need it. I see a benefit tin
building) a park.... (But) I don't
see a traffic problem on Centre
Street or Ash Street that open-
ing Alachua would solve."
"From what I understand the
engineering has been done for
Alachua," resident Clinch
Kavanaugh said. "I guess I just
don't understand what we're dis-
"All we're doing is getting
you fully permitted," said Curtis
Burkette, regional manager of
Zev Cohen. "Task Order 6 is for
Front Street design ... if there
are some things in the task
order you want modified, we
can work with the city manag-
"My thought is we employ a
civil engineer," said Bunch.
"What I want is for Front Street.
to get repaved with drainage. I
don't care about Alachua Street.
I want to purchase the property
on the north side (of the city
marina) so we can save $2 mil-
lion on dredging." Bunch also
said he would like to see all the
engineering work done inter-
nally by city staff.
"I'd like to postpone this a;
couple weeks and have Mr. Lott
and the city manager figure out
what we're going to do,"
Commissioner Charles Corbett
"If's a case by case basis,"
Burkett said, regarding per-
mitting for a stormwater reten-
tion pond, possibly-on water-
front property owned by
Rayonier. "We have to move for-
ward. I don't want to use the
Rayonier property, but we have
not been able to move forward.
Let these plans get advanced
and I can make a decision on.
whether we need it."
"At least what we should do
is finish the plans ahd find out
whetherwe need the (Rayonier)

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property,", Commissioner Tim
Poynter said. "It's imperative
we move forward so we can
have the proper planning at the
proper costs."
"I guess the question is to
continue or take a step back,"
Gerrity said. "But I've got about
five different opinions up here.
I don't really know what direc-
tion you want to go in."
"We agreed to a conceptual
plan that assumed Alachua was
open," Mayor Arlene Filkoff
said. "We keep agreeing to
things and then say, 'I didn't
mean that' Let's deal with the
real question. What is it? What's
the problem?"
"Why can't we just sit back
and have another workshop
instead of piecemealing it?"
.asked Commissioner Sarah
"We approved a plan," said
Poynter. "Curveballs always
happen ... things always come
up. Alachua's engineering is
already done. We need the per-
mits in place in case we do want
to go forward."
In the end, Filkoff took an
unofficial poll of commission-
ers, asking them if they wanted
to move forward with the engi-
neering plans to get estimates
and information on the costs.
All commissioners except
Pelican agreed to go ahead with
the Zev Cohen task order,
which was not to exceed

Continued from 1A
$6 million annually, she said -
to offset shortfalls.
Last year, the board chose
to use $3.9 million from its 1-
cent funding to balance the
budget, Selby said. Commis-
sioner Barry Holloway said
the board could once more
redirect some of that recur-
ring revenue to supplement
But Commissioner Steve
Kelley said the board should
try to wean itself off using 1-
cent revenues to balance the
budget. "Bad policy here is fo
keep borrowing," he said. "...
We've gotto figure to
run this corporation on limited
The county, which is
already manned by a reduced
staff due to budget cuts, could
not scale back expenses with-
out drastically reducing the
level and quality of services it
provides, Selby told comnmis-
"We've picked all the low-
hanging fruit we can here,"
Holloway told the board.
Commissioner Danny
SLeeper agreed. "We're trying
Sto hold the line," he said,
adding that the board was not
planning to raise taxes,
SSelby said dipping into
reserves, or non-recurring rev-
enues, would quickly eat up

'We'v got to figure
out how to run this
corporation on
limited resources.

the $18 million the county had-
saved. Already, the county
manager told commissioners,
that pot is shrinking with more
than $3.5 million outgoing
annually to the county's fleet
replacement plan and level and
overlay roadwork..
Jones said the property
appraiser, in accordance with
state laws, provided the esti-
mated taxable valueof county
propertyJune 1. Stiles will cer-.
tify the tax roll July 1. From
that point, the board has 35
days, or until Aug. 4, to set a
tentative millage rate to report
back to the property appraiser.
Based on the tentative mill-
age rate, the property apprais-
er calculates proposed taxes
and mails TRIM, or Truth in
Millage,. notices'of proposed
property taxes to property
owners by Aug. 24. The board
will hold two public hearings
in September before formally
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The Coast Guard rescued Atlantic Breeze radioed for
three fishermen Tuesday night help about 6:50 p.m. Their boat
after their vessel ran aground was taking on water after run-
on Amelia Island just east of ning aground on the south end
the entrance to Nassau Sound. of the island, they told rescue
Rescuers took Stanley personnel.
Thompson, 45, CharlesPowell, Rescuers arrived with a 45-
63, and Justo Emmuelo, 45, to foot boat about an hour later
Coast Guard Station Mayport. and removed the three men
It could not be learned where from their ailing vessel. None
the men live. of them was injured, accord-
The crew aboard the ing to a press release.

Southern Pine Beetle assistance

Private timberland owners
may apply for an incentive pay-
ment to conduct forest man-
agement practices intended
to' reduce the blight of the
Southern Pine Beetle.
There are programs for
thinning timber on plots from
5 to 50 acres, mowing or burn-
ing under pine stands, plant-
ing longleaf or slash pine; post-
planting weed control:
Performing these.practices
can make pine forests less'

susceptible to beetle infesta-
For more information
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The Democratic Women of
Nassau County will hold a
campaign training day
Saturday at Democratic
Headquarters, Eighth and
Date streets, Fernandina
Women who would like to
volunteer to learn how to do
canvassing, voter registra-
tions, phone banking and data
entry are welcome to attend.
.Training sessions will begin
at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Beginning at 3 p.m., volun-
teers will be able to meet per-
sonally with the field organiz-
er for Organizing for
America For more informa-
tion call 261-7699,
The Democratic Women of
Nassau County will host a
house party on Wednesday at
7 p.m. at the home of Carla.'.
Voisard in Yulee. All women
w~ho would like to learn about
this new group are welcome
to attend A representative
from the presidential election
campaign will be present to
explain the upcoming cam-
paign in Nassau County. Light
refreshments will be served.
Call 849-7076 for more infor-
Republican Women
The Federated Republican
Women of Nassau County will
have tHeir monthly meeting
on Friday, June 15, at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island. Guest
speakers for the monthly
meeting will be Aaron Bean,
candidate for Florida Serrate
(District 4) and Cord Byrd,
candidate for Florida House
of Representatives (District
The social will be held at

11:30 am. and the business
meeting will begin at 11:45
As a result of redistricting,
which occurs every 10 years,
the boundaries for Florida
Senate and House of
Representatives districts have
been redrawn. Nassau County
will now le represented by
only one Florida senator.
Republican candidates for this
-Senate race are former repre-
sentative Aaron Bean, busi-
nessman Wyman Duggan and
State Rep. Mike Weinstein.
Additionally, Nassau
'County will be represented by Florida House repre-
sentative due to the newly
drawn District 11 House seat.
Republican candidates for this
race are Cord Byrd of
Jacksonville Beach and State
Rep. Janet Adkins, who cur-
rently represents Nassau
Contact Gail Biondi at or
-261-8793 by Tuesday iith
your reservation. Cost of the
luncheon is $20. . ,
Nassau Republicans
.The Nassau County
SRepublican Executive
Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m."
June21 at the Couiity
Building, 86028 Pages Dairy
Road West, Yulee. Speakers Cord Byrd, candidate
for Florida House of .
Representatives, llth District,
and Nassau CountySchool
Board candidates. All
Republicans are welcome.
Is Agenda 21 just harmless
"sustainable development"
regulations or a sinister UN

takeover plot? Come find out
at 7 p.m. Thursday, June.21 at
the Peck Center.
The Liberty Dwellers will
host an open meeting on
Agenda 21. The Liberty
Dwellers is a non-partisan
group of local citizens work;.
ing for a better Nassau .
County and would like any'
concerned citizen to join
Additional information
about Liberty Dwellers can be
found on the website, www. Contact
Michele Kling at 556-6982
Bean endorsed
The Florida Chamber of
Commerce has endorsed
Republican Aaron Bean in his
candidacy for the newly
drawn Florida Senate District
4 seat, which includes Duval
and Nassau counties.
"Aaron Bean knows the cori m u
nity and:
what it takes
"to be a small.
owner in
Florida," said
Johnson, sen- Bean
ior vice presi- ___
dent of politi-
cal operations for the Flodida
Chamber of Cummerce "The
Florida Chamber supp6d s' :
Aaron Bean for Senate
Ditarict -I and encourages irs"'
members to do the same.
Aaj on has what it takes to gtr
the job done in Tallahassee
for the hardworking taxphy- '
ers in his district and acro's 's
the state." :
Nassau County Tax
Collector John Drew also has"
endorsed Bean's candidacy.'
Bean currently works'for
Shands Jacksonville as the :
relationship development offi-
cer, is the co-ownr' of 8 Flags
Insurance Co. and owns and '.,

operates Putt-Putt of .
Fernandina Beach with his
wife Abby and theii three
young sons. Bean served
eight years in the Florida
House of Representatives and
is a former commissioner and
mayor of Fernandina Beach.
For more information visit
Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island is scheduled to
meet on Tuesday, June 26 at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. The doors open at 6
p.m. with dinner starting at 7
p.m. To reserve, send a check
for $15/person to DCAI, P.O.
Box 1153, Fernandina Beach
FL 32035, or drop off a check
at the Democratic Club head-
quarters on the corner of
Eighth and Date streets. For
more information, or to
reserve by phone or email,
call Carla Voisard at (904)
849-7076 or send email to
It is not necessary to be a
metmer of the Democratic
Club to attend the dinner
Blue Bag Lunches
6 often, it is really'lonely
being a Democrat in Nassau
County. That "am-I-the-only-
oiee" feeling can be alleviated,
however, by joining fellow,
Den!crats at the Blue Bag
Lu n. hes every Wednesday at
nooniat the'local'Democratic
Club:Headquarters at the cor-
ner of Dare and Eighth
streets. Bring lunch and come
visit for an informal'discus-
sion of the issues and making
new friends.
Nassau County Republican
Headquarters has' moved. It is
now located at 1894 S. 14th.
St., Suite 4. Hours of opera-
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There is a term called
"cost/benefit" that describes
the competing forces of
today's technological explo-
sion. The issue is that cost it
substantially ignored. There
are consumers that will buy
the latest iPhone despite the
fact that they have no budg-
et for health insurance. I
would be embarrassed to
share my monthly bill
amount for four "smart"
phones. It would make a
nice car payment.
In addition, we have a
device the size of a deck of
cards that
will provide
service to
How, I
have no
idea. But
REFFER'S it is worth
CORNER $50 a
--*--- The Apple
RickKeffer explosion
the appetite for technology
'and the pocketbook deci-
sions made in pursuit of
items like a'phone you can
talk to on Saturday night if
you are too broke to go out.
Discretionary choices like
cell phones, cable TV and'
Interhet connections are just
the start of the discussion.
(A sidenote: we have a land-
line at our cabin in North
Carolina for $20 a month
and basic cable is under $30.
They are nice simple bills
without 37 miscellaneous
charges. A retro billing
experience alive today.)
What got me started on
this technology subject was
my need,to invest in a front-
end alignment machine.
''Technology" dictated that it
was time, as these new
machines really are superior
in efficiency..
The issue is the machine
and lift cost $60,000 and it
was something that is need-
ed to stay abreast of the
market It's wonderful and
Sllois us It. produce quick-
Or, bet lr ll es uilt I juL t hrpe
the financial analysis the
sales rep' predicted proves

Not everyone will
s be able to share all
the aspects of these

out. This gets back to the
cost/benefit comparison for
the provider and the end
Medicine has made quan-
tum leaps in most of our life-
times. Diagnostic and surgi-.
e cal equipment have
advanced in ways that help
prevention, testing and treat-
ments. All that is fabulous.
The challenge is the same.
as other examples it
comes at a price. What will
happen when there is more
medical need than dollars to
pay for this advanced tech-
nology? Of all the technolo-
gy costs, health and medi-
cine will be an area that
should take priority and will
in our great country.
Has technology im-
pacted the labor force?
Ask a manufacturing
employee who was replaced
by robotics. I don't blame
any company for making
this choice. It simply illus-
trates an end result and
t the human side of the equa-
tion. We are certainly not
going to do anything but
continue to make faster
advances in technology.
Through it all, I hope we
keep the everyday viability
of these advances in per-
spective. They come at a'
cost and everyone will not
be able to share all the
Aspects of these technolo-
Technology should be
appreciated, but kept in per-
spective. It is good, but peo-
ple are great, Through the
blur of advances, let's appre-
ciate each other. Have a
good week.
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operates Rick Keffer Dodge.
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Rayonier aids libraries

Over the past 5 years, two
trends have been going in
opposite directions in Nassau
County. The population has
increased 8 percent while the
budget for the Nassau County
Public Library System has
decreased by more than five
times that amount, primarily
due' to loss of funding' from
the state.
During the last four years,
the Fernandina library branch
has issued an average of,1,768
new cards per year. In the
same time period, the library
averaged nearly 9,500 visits a
Libraries have been able
to continue service at the chr-
rent level thanks to citizens
and organizations that support
library services.
I Among these, the Rayonier
Foundation has been a con-
sistent supporter through its
grants for collection develop-
Over the past five years,
the foundation's grants to
Friends of the Library have
enabled the libraries to update
collections, acquiring new
books and replacing damaged
This support has covered
children's books, young adult
books end large print books to

support the county's diverse
There'are an estimated
6,000 children, 4,500 young
adults and 32,000 older read-
ers that have been supported
by Rayonier Foundation
grants. Rayonier's impact is
as follows:
2008 125 new young
adult books and 30 DVDs and
'CDs for the young adult col-
2009 support for the
acquisition of the LEARN-A-
TEST database used by stu-
dents and adults alike
2010 305 new chil-
dren's books and removal of
books that had deteriorated
beyond repair (approximately
5 percent of the collection),
increasing the collection by 8
2011 new 115 large
print books
This year Rayonier Foun-
dation is contributing to the
acquisition of downloadable
books to assist the libraries in
'expanding collections while
under significant-space limi-
In addition, downloadable
books offer convenience,
portability and accessibility,
to the population libraries

Celebrate Recovery

offers hope, help
News-Leader Meeting mes
Celebrate Recovery meets
When hurts, habits and at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the
hang-ups become overwhelm- caf on the south side of
ing, it's good to know there is a First Baptist Church at
way to recover. 1600 S. Eighth St.. Feman-
"Welcome to the 'Road to dina Beach. For informa-
Recovery.' You are in for an tion, call 261-3617.
exciting and amazing journey __

as you take the hand of the true
and only higher power, Jesus
Christ, and walk with Him
toward healing and serenity,"
said Pastor John Baker, who
founded the program 20 years
ago at Saddleback Church in
Southern California.
Celebrate Recovery offers a
Christ-centered place where
people can find caring support
and accountability in a confi-
dential, non-judgmental setting.










Launched with only 43 peo-
ple, the program now reaches
19,000 churches worldwide to
help people not only with alco-
hol and drug addiction but also
overeating, stress, anger, wor-
rying and a multitude of other
Celebrate Recovery uses
eight principles from the
Beatitudes in the New Testa-
ment and a 12-step recovery
program. It is an uncompro-
mising Christian program with
proven results, said Baker.
Joining the celebration is
easy. All one needs to do is show
up with a commitment to work
through the hurts, hang-upsor
habits and a desire to help oth-
ers do the same.
The group meets at 6:30 p.m.
on Friday at First Baptist
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St,,
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation, call 261-3617.


displays talent

Special to the News-Leader
It is emotionally stirring to
everyone when the youth of
our community showcase
their talents.
This was evident in the
10th edition of Fernandina
Beach Middle School's
Smorgasbord magazine. In this
publication, students of the
middle school display their
writing and artistic prowess
by authoring short stories,
poems, essays, and a number
of other creative' passages.
There is also artwork for the
reader's viewing pleasure that
is tastefully paired with simi-
larly themed essays and
The writing in Smorgasbord
ranges from. light-hearted
poems to traumatic short sto-
ries and hits every space in
between. With the fantastic
variety of writing and artwork,
there is not a dill moment to
be had, and the magazine is
well worth the $5 pricetag.'
Smorgasbord will keep its
purveyor both charmed and
intrigued throughout 140
pages of work, all submitted
by the students. The elegant-
ly simplistic views of the chil-
dren who populate the mid-
die school are refreshing, and
offer a new perspective of the
world in which
Not only does the Fernan-
dina Beach Middle School
publish this collage each year,
it also allows the students to '
verbally present their work in '
front of a sizeable crowd. This

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school function is called the
"Smorgasbord, All You Can
Read Coffee House," and it
took place this spring at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Those who attended were
thoroughly entertained by the
plethora of students willing to
exhibit their handiwork. From
glowing parents to proud
teachers to purely curious
local residents, the audience
* provided a warm reception for
the shy children, and gave
them due applause at the end
of their presentations.
Also present at the coffee
house were guest speakers,
who gave inspiring speeches
aimed at the students whose
work was present in the mag-.
azine. Rob and Kim Hicks, res-
idents and veteran educators
of Amelia Island, informed the
audience of their own work in
literature and showed stu-
dents that careers in this field
are attainable and fulfilling.
Another' guest speaker
Who presented at the coffee
house was rising author'
Allyson Richards. She is
renowned for beginning her
first novel when she was 15,
and blossoming as a writer as
she undertakes a young adult
book series: She is a true-life
example of the ingenuity of
young people and how any-
thing is possible for an aspir-
ing young writer or artist.
The coffee house and the
Smorgasbord magazine were
sponsored by Cathy Dozier,
Heather Stefanski and Renee'
Thompson, who are faculty
members at Fernandina
Beach Middle School. Also
recognized was the Smorgas-
bord staff, comprised of stu-
dents at the middle school.
This coffee house and the
Smorgasbord magazine display
the initiative,of students at
Fernahdina Beach. Middle
School, and the lengths edu- .
caters will go to help students
'and to nurture their bloom-
ing interests.


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Please dont kiss the

I sat on the examination table in my cardiol-
ogist's office on a Tuesday.niorning asfidgety
as a 10-year-old kid waiting outside the school
principal's office. My wife was with me offering
me reassurances. The five-minute wait lasted
My heart misbehaved again lastweek, caus-
ing yet another trip to the emergency room,
'only this time, it wasn't a false alarm. The pain
I felt cutting and squeezing in my chest and the the left side of my neck and in my left
shoulder and'arm were-deliyering'news I didn't
Swantto hear. A friend took tue to the emer-
gency room at Baptist Hospital here. As I
noticed last time around, mention the words
chest pain ahd you get head of the line privi-:
leges and immediate attention.
Within moments. I was flat on my back on
an ER stretcher with nurses attacking both
arms with large bore needles. Someone else
Took my vital signs Somedine else hooked me
: up to an EKG A tube delivering cool,refresh-
ing oxygen was placed in my nostrils; .
By then, the pain had started to subside and
[ was beginning to feel a little sheepish about
the whole thing. But, as I've been warned, with
Smy history, ifit hurts, go get it checked. I'm. .
glad I didn't blow it off this time, too. The ER "
:doc and the cardiologist on call determined
That I needed a cardiac catheterization to see
y what was going on Ijust passed a stress thalli-
um EKG with flying colors about a month ago
I needed to go to Jacksonville to Baptist's.

Heart Center for the proce-
dure but it was getting late in
the day so they admitted me
here overnight to make sure i1
was table before packing me
off to Jax bright and early'the
next morning.
Oh, yeah. I'm also allergic
to the IV contrast dye they
..CU OF .have to inject in order to do .
CUOF the procedure, which means
JOE they have to load me up with
steroids and antihistamines
ahead of time so that I don't'
Joe Palmer have a reaction As soon as I
got there, someone came at
me with some clippers and a razor and shaved
my groin. Ugh' My wife was able to catch up
with me just before they sent me back into the
cardiac cath Jab to do the procedure.
They gave me a shot of something in my IV
and it was la-la land from then on out. I remem-
ber conversations and movement with hazy
Recollections of things going on but it's all sort
.of diffuse I could've sworn that I heard'some-
one talking about doughnuts and I think L
asked about doughnuts at one point Who
I do remember this much, though and I
remember it with perfect clarity. I remember
asking my doctor if he'd found anything and
him saying yes Within minutes, a large bore
stent was placed in one of my cardiac arteries



On April 19 hundreds of supporters of vol-
unteerism gathered at the Nassau County
Volunteer Center's 27th annual Volunteer
Awards Luncheon to honor "'he Bright Colors
of Our Lives" our volunteers!
The event, sponsored by Rayonier, featured
awards to outstanding community volunteers.
S Awards were presented by the Amelia
Island/Nassau County Association of Realtors,
the city of Fernandina Beach, the Town of
Hilliard, Ferhandina Beach Optimist Club,
Greater Nassau Chamber of Commerce,
Nassau County Board of County Commission-
ers and Rayonier.
S. -The tremendous successor this event is due
to the outpouring of support for volunteerism
in our community by businesses, civic groups,
churches, nonprofit agencies and govern-
mental groups who purchase tables, half-tables,
small business and general admission tickets -
;. and by volunteers who donate their time, tal-
\: ents, energy and resources.
S Full Tables: Advanced Disposal, Amelia
Island/Nassau County Association of Realtors,
Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Barnabas
: Center. Bill Leeper for Sheriff Campaign,
: Board of County Commission (2 tables), Bryan
SFamily. Burns Family, CBC National Bank,
Century 21/John T. Ferreira Insurance. City of
Feirnandina Beach. Famil)-SupportServices,.
Nens-LUader, Fernandina Beach Optiih-st Club.
First Coast Community Bank, Florida Public,
Utilities. Greater West Nassau Chamber'of
Commerce. Kiwanis Club, McArthur Family
V; ICA, Mlicah's Place, Mike Bowing Enter-
prises. Council on Aging Nassau, Nassau
County School District Volunteers. Nassau
County Teen Court (2 and 1/2 tables), Pat
Edwards County Commissioner Campaign,
Public Super Market Charities, Rayonier (2
tables), The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,
RockTenn. SL Michael's Men's Club and the
Town'of Hilliard.
Hal-Tables: Aaron Bean State Senate
Campaign. Amelia Island Museum of History.
Bank of America, Courson & Stam CPA,
Edward Jones Investments. Davis & Martin
PA., Golf Club of Amelia Island, John Drew.
SKinder-MorgarL Nassau Terminals, Myers
S.Companies, Nassau County Community
"Development Corp., Nassau County Big
Brothers & Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs
of.Nassau County Foundatibn. Nassau Friends
of Scouting. Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. Paul
Clark Ford, Poole & Poole PA, Richard
Galphins, Seaboard Marine, Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise. Vicki and Joshua
Cannon, VyStar Credit Union and Wild Amelia
Nature Festival.,
Small' Business Tickets: Amelia Island
Gourmet Coffee, Horizon's Restaurant, Matt
Shirk Campaign for Fourth Circuit Court
Public Defender, Nassau Land Companvy,
Noble Monuments (3) and Robison Jewelers.
In-Kind Donations. Harris Teeter Super-
market (lemonade); Omni Amelia Island
Plantation (cookies): Bill Dickson (photogra-
phy); Mark Deaton Resort Talents (enter-
tainment); NancieCrabb (program);and First
Presbyteriaan Church(pitchers). .
SpecialThanksiMaryFerreira (head table .
centerpieces); Pastor, the Journey Church
(invocation); the -Fernandina Beach High
School Marching Band (National Anthem):
the Fernandina Beach National Honor Society
(setup, decorations, service, and cleanup ; and
our faithful volunteers. -
More special thanks gopto the News-Leader
Sfor its excellent coverage of the event and the.
city of Fernandina Beach for its support of
*the event, including staff of-the Parks and
Recreation and Fire departments.
SAlso, a very special thanks to Rayonier for
sponsorship of the luncheon.
Gail Shults, Executive Director
Nassau County Volunteer Center

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I do not for one minute believe '"" SPENING
that Rick Keffer, a presumably suc- YOUR \HlE
cessful auto dealership owner, is DAY P IOLIG
torn and conflicted about whether : VIDA O GAMS YI
the bailouts of the auto and banking VIDEO GAviE
industries was a good thing ("Auto 11 GET YOU
bailout aftermath conflicting," June AB9SLUTELY
1). Mr. Keffer, you are still in busi- NOWHERE
ness and customers are still walking IN LIFI.
through the door, right' Or are you ]
about to go under because the
bailout failed? If a non-government
assisted auto industry bankruptcy
had occurred would that have been
a quicker fix for you and would you
and all of your employees still have
your jobs? Those are key questions ,
Syou didn't have the guts to answer.
Could it be that your reason for
being so torn and conflicted about'
discussing it is because it is impos-
sible to discuss it without giving
President Obama and his adminis- ,
tration the credit they deserve for
enabling the bailout specifically to
save your job and literally thousands
of other dealership jobs, factory
jobs, related auto parts industry
jobs as well as other industries that
,would have had' residual negative
domino etfect. if tLhe bailout of
banks and the auto industry had
not occurred
God forbid that you mention any,
appreciation for President Bush,
who lit the auto bailout torch, or then people have to stop kicking election year.
more importantly President Obama, him below the belt when the price, (6) Church attendance will pick
who carried the torch with deter- goes up! You tiptoers through con- up and peak in November.
mined leadership to completion. It troversy can't have it both ways. (7) The appearance of campaign
would not have been too political Ted Griffin contribution lists: top heavy with
to give credit where credit is due, Fernandina Beach developers and the big money boys
unless of course if you are a'coward They expect big returns on their
afraid of shocking your Nassau Ele on ar investment. No 1 percent CDs for
County Obama-hating customer them. It's not hard to see how they
base with any positive mention There are several indicators have ruled for the past
about the president which tellyou that this is a big elec- 30 years.
Perhaps your Superman. Sergio tion year Some are as follows 8) The postal service will turn a
Nlarchionne is a magician whose (1) The temperatures in 2012 profit due to heavy junk mail.'
,job in rebuilding Chrysler would started out warmer than normal There are some honest, hard-
not have been the least bit fore- and they continue to get hotter due working politicians out there We
stalled by a long, drawn-out bank- to all the hot air being spewed need the old threshing machines I
ruptcy disaster, but I strongly doubt into the ozone layer from politi- used to throw wheat bundles in to
it. To describe what would have .cians. After November, it will sort the wheat from the chaff.
been as a disaster without the help probably cool off and get back to Most of the incumbents from
of President Bush and the Obama normal. local to Washington need to be
administration is an understate (2) During 2012, the most over- removed to the back forty, rehab
ment You'can't cowardly tiptoe used phrase will be. "If elected, I center, come November. The tax-
through relevant facts to avoid promise. payers should be sowing a lot of
being political with needed answers '(3) Signs and sign wavers will grass seed and fertilizing the back
Syou did not provide clutter up the busy intersections, forty. It can be difficult to go from a
The Obama bailout of the auto making, them more hazardous. A pork-barrel diet to a grass diet. If
industry and banks, though painful fewdays ago, I noticed one political those cooperage mills stand over
and not perfect,was the best thing, sign,and afewfeetfrom it'wasa 4or eight years, they are hard to tear
for )yoti, Mr. Keffer, anid. the sale" sign' '. down. All the more reason for term
. merican people wio were spared ; (4) Robocalls will begin, every limits.
. ah even deeper recession, and you hour on the hour, especially at mieal-' .With today's-instant worldwide
know it! time, and when i',old senile'citi- communications, why do politicians
In conclusion, Mr. Keff'er zens are going to bed. AT&T and have to take these very expensive
expressed satisfaction with our Wells Fargo will have a competi- trips to other countries with an
lower gas prices. I'm not saying the tion. I.usually tryto vote for the one entourage of 50- IX1'0 Seems like all
president deserves credit for the Igettheleastcalls from. ; roads lead to Rio or senoritaville.
temporary drop in prices, howev-' (5) Television ads will get more Do you vote for a politician that
er, if we are not going to give him frequent and longer. I always have 'told you six years ago,"I'll get back'
credit when the price goes down to replace my mute button every with you in two weeks" concerning

C.l I ARDOW.T'-HE Oi W, T A C ii i 'lI'

a certain subject?
Perhaps the Republican Party
should consider a little R&R for
their ticket. Thomas Sowell would
make a good VP
All registered voters should
make a supreme effort to vote this
year. The absence of voters puts
more misfits in office than anything
Stanley Bunch
SFernandina Beach

Making difference
The dedicated volunteers foir
Nassau Habitat for Humanity would
like to thank Anita Zeidman for
the kindness, support and dedica-
tion she has generously provided
She is one of the first to show up at
.the job site every Wednesday and
Saturday morning to ensure that
coffee, snack's and paperwork are in.
order for the day. She is also an
active planner and facilitator for
special activities such as meetings
and picnics.
Anita provides a warm welcome
to all and takes special care with
new volunteers Her ever-present
smile and enthusiasm are an inspi-
ration to us all.
Thank yoi Anita! ,
r Patty Ess
SNassau Habitat for
Humanity board. member
Sand volunteer
.Fernandina Beach.


Fishing quotas

SBalancing the needs and wants of our salt- has an annual economic
water fishermen with resource protection that Bait and tackle shops,
will last well into the future is a constant chal- hotels and restaurants
lenge for the:Florida Fish and Wildlife businesses that gain fri
Conservation Commission. When population ing opportunities as m<
numbers for a species are low, we often have Fishing Capital of the V
to make tough decisions, balancing the needs The state has been
of the species with the needs'of the fishermen. spotted seatrout since 1
This may mean limiting harvest in an effort conservation measures
to rebuild that species-for future anglers. limits, harvest seasons
But these difficult decisions-can lead to The effectiveness.o:
great rewards and increased fishing opportu- in the populations of re
nities, as we have recently seen. trout. -
Thanks to years of successful management In the span of 20 ye
strategies, the commission was able to have not only met our
increase fishing opportunities for red drum consistently exceeding
and spotted sea trout in state waters, and northwest areas of
Nearly 2 million saltwater anglers live and bag limit was increase
visit Florida's 2,276 miles of coastline. These Spotted sea trout nu
increases not only allow for better fishing our goals and are doing
opportunities, they also provide economic the northeast region of
opportunities. bag limit was increase
Recreational saltwater fishing in Florida On Feb. 1, when the

balance needs

c impact of $5.7 billion.
charter fishermen,
are just a few of the'
om the increased fish-
lre anglers flock to the
managing red drum a.nd
the late 1980s through
s such as bag and size'
and gear limitations.
these tools is reflected
:d drum. and spotted sea

ars, red drum numbers
goals, but have been
them in the northeast
Sthe state, where the
1 from one to two fish..
embers are also meeting
g exceptionally well in
Sthe state, where the
1 from five to six fish.
e management changes

for red drum and spotted seatrout went into
effect, several other changes also took place,
including the removal of all.spotted sea
trout recreational closed seasons and the
expansion of commercial spotted sea trout
- open seasons.
For some fishermen, the idea of increasing
fishing opportunities has been a cause of con-
cern. Many.fishermen remember what it was
like when these species were not doing well,
and they do notwant to return to those days.
But to successfully manage a species
means providing as many fishing opportuni-
ties as possible while maintaining sustainable
Fisheries. This'is exactly what we are doing
-with red drum and spotted sea trout.
With continued efforts to properly manage
Florida's marine resources, we hope to see
increased opportunities in the future for all of
Florida's saltwater species.
Keep track of the latest changes in
fisheries management by visiting MyFWC.



known in the graveyard humor of the medical
world as "the widow maker." When I had the
other two arteries stented five years ago, that
one was only partially blocked and they left it .
alone because of the risk involved in putting :
one stent so close to another. This time
around, I wasn't leaving them any choice. The
Big Bopper was 90 percent blocked and had to
be fixed. As in. right now
They kept me overnight to observe me and
keep an eye out for bleeding. They do these
procedures through a puncture In your femoral
'artery. You can lose a lot of blood very quickly,.
through it ifthings go wrong.
Tuesday I went in for. my post-op check I
was afraid, like last time around, that my activi-
ty' would be seriously curtailed for awhile. My
cardiologist, Dr. Girish Shroff, checked me
over and declared me good to go, with the pro-
vision that I adhere to a low fat diet and drop
my weight down to 190. Last time, I didn't take
him seriously. I will this time Thank God it
wasn't an actual heart attack
When the doc said I could go fishing, I told
him I could kiss him. He said he didn't think
that either my wife or he would like it. So I'll
sing him a song instead, an old Ro'ling Stones,
number. '
"Dear doctor, please help me, I'm damaged
There's a pain where there once was a heart.
It's sleeping it's beating Can't you please tear it :
out and preserve it right there in that jar?"
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Protecting our bosoms is our responsibility

to cause us unneces- ,
sary grief and sorrow,
S then, according to the
Bible, we are fools. We
S" should not be hasty to
be angry. Do not allow
stuff and things to
upset our spirits."
The word fools here
means stupid or silly
NOW AND when things occur that
THEN we do not agree with,
or even when someone
does something to us
Maybelle that is unfair or
Kirkland ,unkind, we should stop
before we react.
During that pause, let
us make this heartfelt choice refuse
to act stupidly or silly, allowing this to
cause us grief or sorrow. This way, we
stay in control of our lives, knowing'that
the opposite, releasing control of our

Be not hasty in our spirit to be
angry, for anger resteth in the
bosom of fools. Give and it
shall be given unto you; good
measure, pressed down, shaken togeth-
er and running over shall men give into
your bosom. For with the same meas-
ured that we mete withal it shall be
measured unto us again. When the Lord
said that men would give into our
bosom, anger was not one of the things
He was talking about. People giving us
in return for our giving.
We are aware the words rage, indig-
nation and vexation are synonymous
with anger. However, we may not know
that the Hebrew word for anger also
includes the meaning grief and sorrow.
SThe Bible does mention there are some
grief and sorrow that we are to bear, but
this is not it.
When we allow situations and cir-
cumstances and sometimes even people


returns with

new book

The Amelia Island Museum of
History invites you to its next 3rd on
3rd Street presentation by Dr. Rachel
Wentz on June 15 at 6 p.m. ;
Wentz will be discussing her new
book, Life and Death at Windover:
Excavations ofa 7,000 Year Old Pond
Cemetery. Windover is an archealogi-
cal site near Titusville that has pro-
duced remains from at least 160 indi-
viduals, providing a valuable window
to the people of Florida's Archaic peri-
In her book, Wentz tells us two sto-
ries: one is of the people interred in
the pond, while the other is of the
excavation itself and the individuals
who made it possible.
Wentz obtained her PhD in anthro-
pology from Florida State University,
where she has taught courses in phys -
ical anthropology, human osteology
and forensic anthropology. She is also
director .of the Florida Public Archae-
ology Network (FPAN)'East Central
Region and serves on the Brevard
County Historical Commission.
Admission is free for members and
$10 for non-members. For more infor-
mation contact Gray at 261-7378, ext.
S10, r .1 \ ;'a nl.iaiml. euu m c.i g T' "
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.History of the

Blues' coming

to museum
SThe Amelia Island Museum of
History is launching a new exhibit in
partnership with the Amelia Island
Blues Festival committee. The
"History of the Blues" exhibit will
open Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. with a lecture
about the genre, an acoustic guitar
performance by Roger "Hurricane"
Wilson and the announcement of the
official 2012 festival lineup.
Following the Amelia Island
Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting
and reception, visitors can explore the
exhibit, which will feature a blues his-
tory timeline, blues memorabilia, his-
toric photos and an informative video.
The two-month exhibit also fea-
tures a tribute to the "Chitlin' Circuit,"
a collective name for venues through-
out the eastern and southern United
States that allowed African-American
musicians and entertainers to per-
form during segregation.
The exhibit will lead up to the 2012
Amelia Island Blues Festival sched-
uled for Sept. 14-16 at Main Beach in
Fernandina Beach. For information
visit or

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lives to anyone else, is downright stupid
and about the silliest thing we can do.
Therefore, choose to keep our bos-
oms open to the kind of return that
Jesus has in mind for his followers.
Protecting our bosoms is our responsi-
bility. Promises for Godly provisions are
God's jobs, but He can't let His bless-
ings into our bosoms if we have allowed
anger to occupy that space. We thank
Him that He has not given us the spirit
of stupidity and we elect to keep anger
out of our bosoms.
The families of the late Sis. Juanita
Byrd and Bro. Curtis Williams thank
their family and friends for all acts of
kindness shown to them during their
hour of bereavement; to God be the
Birthday wishes to Bro. John Terry,
Richard Cook, Benjamin Dixdn, Tylinda
Sharper, Leroy Coleman Sr. and Rosella

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debut concert

Thursday, May 17 was'
the debut concert of the
Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School after-
school band under the
direction of Diane
Demeranville. This after-
school initiative was funded
by the Amelia Arts
The school cafeteria was
filled with an estimated 100
parents, grandparents,
brothers and sisters of the
58 band members, and
members of the Amelia
Arts Academy Board and
Advisory Committee.
As the band members
took the stage, the children
displayed a range of emo-
tions --excitement, anxi-
ety, and pride. But when
Director Diane held up her
hands to start and remind-
ed the children to think, lis-
,ten and watch, all attention
was on the music and per-
forming their best.
The trombones and
trumpets; saxophones and
clarinets; flutes and percus-
sion sections put on an
impressive concert. The
hard work of the students
was evident as'they played
a combination of musical
pieces that featured sec-
tions and the entire band
playing together.
I There was a special flute
trio selection that the stu-
dents themselves crafted.
And there was a specific
piece that featured the very
large percussion section
and got the audience tap-
ping their feet to the beat.
The concert closed with
a grand display of student
talent and hard work and
was met with a standing
The Amelia Arts
Academy provides arts to
those students who have lit-
tle or no access to arts edu-
cation and is planning to
continue the after-school
band at Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School next
school year.
'Those interested in sup-
porting'the Amelia Arts
Academy after-school initia-
tives should contact the
organization's Executive
Director Janet Streit direct-
-ly at (410)'258-6094.
The organization is seek-
ing financial and volunteer

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Bishhp .
Gwen and James Bishop of
SYulee are celebrating their
50th wedding anniversary.
Theywere married June 9,
1962, at Berea Baptist Church
in Jacksonville. She is the for-
mer Gwen Harris.
Their children include
David and Alexa Bishop of
Fernandina Beach and
Michael Bishop of Bingham-
S' ton, N.Y. The Bishops have
7 three grandchildren and one
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop great-grandchild.


Kellyann Rita Cola and
Curtis Anthony Sherman of
Fernandina Beach, will be
married at 4:30 June 9,
.2012, at The Promise Land
Church with Rachel Courson-
Pennewell officiating. The
reception wilI follow atThe
Golf Club at North Hampton.
Coia is the daughter of
John and Rita Cola of Fern-
andina Beach. Sherman is the
son'of Robin and Ezell
Miss Coia, Mr. Sherman Kirtsey of Fernaindina Beach.


Laird Bailey
graduated from i.
New College of
Florida in
Sarasota May
25, 2012. She
earned a bach
elor of science Bailey'
degree in envi-
ronmental studies.
Bailey is the daughter of
Mark and Jennifer Bailey of
Palmetto Bay. He is formerly
fromFernandina Beach.
Susan Alexander of
Fernandina Beach is her
paternal grandmother and
her maternal grandparents,
Art and Joellen Drechsel, live
in Miami. Also attending the
celebration was Bailey's aunt
Chris Hendrix and her cousin
Cameron Hendrix, both of
Fernandina Beach.

Kaysley Fusse, Thorn-
t..1i .-r..l i 1 ,r, r, M ', : -r .I n
n illh a, tl-,ts.i-.i ,lygree in el,*-
mentary education from
Jacksonville University.
Thornton graduated
summa cum laude and No. 1
in her class, having never
received a B in her college
career. She was was one four
recipients of the Fred B. No-
ble Gold Medal for Scholar-
ship with the highest grade
point average in her major.
Thornton will be teaching
in Nassau County in the fall.

Molly King of Fernan-
dina Beach was among the
315 students named to the
Union University president's
list for the spring semester.
The list includes full-time
students who achieve a 4.0
grade point average on a four-
point scale.

Vincent Salucci of
Fernandina Beach has been
named to dean's list for the
spring semester at Beloit
College. To be eligible, a stu-
dent must carry a semester .
grade point average of 3.4 or,
higher and take a minimum

of three letter-graded units
for the term.

Brittany Helton of Fern-
andina Beach was among the
450 students named to the
Union University dean's list
for the spring semester.
The list includes full-time
students who achieve a 3.5
grade point average on a four-
point scale.

Charles Tyler Womble
of Fernandina Beach ob-
tained a bachelor of science
degree in chemistry with a
minor in mathematics during
commencement exercises at
Wofford.College in Spartan-
burg, S.C., May 20, 2012.

S Ashley Hydrick of Fern-
andina Beach has earned a
doctor of veterinary medicine
degree from Auburn Univer-
sity's College of Veterinary
Mk~dine as'a m rnmbf-r if the
clais of 2012.
Hydrick earned a biology
degree in 2008 from Florida
Atlantic University and she is
a 2004 graduate of Melbourne
Central Catholic High School.

Josh Haymore of Fern-
andjna Beach was among the
112 student athletes at Pied-
mont College named to the
spring 2012 athletic direc-
tor's academic honor roll
awarded to students who
maintained at least a 3.4 over-
all grade point average during
the spring semester while
competing in the college's 14
intercollegiate sports.
Haymore participates in
men's basketball at Piedmont

N Casey Dotson of Fern-
andina Beach was named to
the dean's list at Florida Insti-
tute of Technology for the
spring semester, which ended
in May. Dotson is pursuing a
bachelor's degree in physics.
Student must complete 12
or more credits with a grade
point average of at least 3.4.


Navy Seaman Ryan M..
Hembree, son of Carol Lina of
Yulee and Michael A. Hem-
bree of Orlando, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training
Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Hembree completed a
variety of training, which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations."
This exercise gives recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is de-
signed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice,
dedication, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account,
what it means to be a sailor.
Hembree is a 2006 gradu-
ate of Eau Gallie High School
of Melbourne.

Navy Seaman Brandon

J. Davies, son of Reine L. Bell
of Hilliard, was recently pro-
moted to his current rank
upon graduation from recruit
training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Davies received the early
promotion for outstanding
performance during all phas-
es of the training cycle.
Training included class-
room study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on
physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations," an
exercise that gives the
recruits the skills and confi-
dence they need to succeed
in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is de-
signed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice,
dedication, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Davies is a 2011 graduate
of West Nassau County High
School, Callahan.




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Uno, dos, tres, cuarto, cinco, seis,
site a slip of the hand, the ball
bounced sideways, and me, a specta-
cle for all to see. If it hadn't been for
the Mexican boy who, in perfect
Spanish, had just counted and
bounced the ball to almost fifty, my
failure wouldn't have seemed so bad.
As a kid, we moved around a lot;
five children in my family, each born
in a different state. When dad got
stationed in Colorado, so did we. Of
all the schools I encountered, that
one was the hardest. With a rotating
'class schedule, topics like Spanish,
an eight-foot-tall playground fence
that made you feel like you were in a
maximum security prison, for a
fourth grader, it was all overwhelm-
ing. Then there was Mrs, Pruedon -
the teacher from the bottomless pit. I

Supplies needed,
The Salvation Army Hdpe
House's Emergency Foodi \
Pantry is currently in need of.t
1.) Canned Fruit 2.) Peanut
butter and jelly 3.1 Can ned -
meats -tuna, chicken, spai'i ,
4.) Canned vegetables cor.n,.
beans and peas 5.) Soups- ,
ready to eat and co nd- nrd.sed.
6.) Starches instant mashed
potatoes, rice, macaroni aid
cheese, helper meals 7.) ..,
Household items toilet .
paper, paper towels, dcshwash-
ing liquid and powdered laun-
dry detergent. Hope Houlse is
at 410 S. Ninth St., on thecopr-
ner of Ninth and Date streets.
Faithlink Encounters, A .
Biblical View of Current
Events, are weekly open dis-
cussions about what is taking
place in our conimunity, state, j
nation and world. Topics dis-
cussed include: Travyon
Martin Shooting, The War'& I
A Soldier's Life Afterwards,
The Penn State Scandal,
Facing Death, The Ten
Commandments, Social *
Media and The Freedom
Tower on Ground Zero.

two different locations, Ihe
SPartin Center (601 Centre St.,
white house next to the
church) and O'Kanes Pub
(Centre Street ask for'
Memorial's group). For more
information contact Pastor
Hollie at'holliegmumcon-, - All are welcome,
Gospel Explosion
The first annual "Gospel
Explosion!" with th'etheme, '
"Under An Open Heaven: A
Community Night of
Worship," will be held tonight
at 7 pm. atThe Carpenter's
House Yulee, 850987 US 17,
host Pastor Tony Edge.
The DareTo Dream
(D2D) Youth Group, in part-,'
nership with-the Christ-Like
Youth Ministry, invites indi-

Sunday School ................................. ;9:30 am
Sunday Worship.....................:.......10:4 am
Wednesday AWANA......................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ...............6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-rl0 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034'

This space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
,or weekly services.
Call 261-3696 and
ask for Candy, Christy'
or David.


1TadidomdalFanly WoDnip........30am &lam
ContemporaryWomhip ...Sr45an in Maxwell Hall
Youlh Brmeaway.........945am in Youth Center
SundaySclolforal l ges....... 945nam& 11am
Wedneday Dinerl(A-My)..... 5:15pm-630pm

growing and giving thanks

respectfully must
say, she was the
meanest woman I'dt
ever met.
Pat lThough we
were only in
Colorado for six
months, and while
S there I did meet
Brad Baron, the
PULPIT guythat turned out
NOTES to e my best child-
hood friend ever,
going to that school
Pastor left such a deep
Rob Goyette rhark in me that
even if I wanted to
beat out the dent I'm not sure it
would matter. What's more interest-
ing is that now, as an adult, I realize
those challenging childhood situa-


viuas, church bands, choirs,
Fipt'/dance and drama
tesiis youth ministries, etc.,
tob '-iiri the occasion. All par-
ticipants will be local youth
giving back their gifts unto
the Glory of God. For infor-
mation, contact Pamela
Albertie at 583-8466 or Erving
Gilyard (904'i 874-1947.

The Ai'imlia Plantation
Chapel welcomn-s Jim Wood,
founder and executive direc-
tor of Wears Valley Ranch, to
the pulpit June 10 at 9:15 and.
11:15 a.m. Wears Valley
Ranch, in' Sevierville, Tenn.,
provides a home and school
for children from families in
crisis. Wood is passionate
about sharing the Gospel.
Invite a friend or neighbor to
join you tohear this inspira-
tional speaker, You aie wel-
come here. The chapel is
located at 36 Bowman Road,
Amelia Island. Call 277-4414
for information.
'Trinity United Methodist
Church, 715 Ash St.,
Ferq-iod',Bea9.),ill ele
briate the Rev. Mark G.
Garvin's 12th anniversary on
Sunday, June 10 during the 11
a.m. service. Come ahd join
us the congregation as they
celebrate his hard work and
dedication through song, spo-
ken word and praise dance. /
The more the merrier, they
look forward to having the
community share in this very
special event.
Tuesday worship
Chaplain Maj. Marge
Strommer will again join The.
Salvation Army Hope House
on Tuesday, June 12 at noon
to share the Good News of the
Gospel. All are welcome to
come and worship. Hope
House is located at 410 S.
Ninth St., 'on the corner of

In the heart of
9 N. 6" Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
l Nursery
Youth Adults
[ uuV 261-3837

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Heltoi
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am.
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comn of Buccanerr. & Gerbing Road, Fcmandno Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

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

tions made me who I am today.
It's amazing how the "tough stuff"
we go through can ultimately
become a blessing in our lives.
For me, always being the new kid
in school, and starting in the middle
of the school year, taught tne how to
make friends; how to adapt; how to
turn negatives into positives; how to
be content wherever I am.
As a pastor, all those things have
served me in ways I never knew pos-
sible. While for the last 28 years I've
been able to call Fernandina/Yulee
home, from here, I'v1 been all over
the world. Little did I know that trav-
eling and meeting new people and
adapting to new cultures would carry
over into my adult-life in such a col-
So here's the point. Having our

Ninth and Date s'lreetl

Musical Shabbat
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau will
hold a special'musical
Shabbat Service on June 15 at
a private home at Amelia
Island Planlati ,on Arrive at
6:30 p.m. Services will begin
at j p.m..shaip. Please bring a
dessert to share for the Oneg
after the service; beverages
will be provided. For informa-
tion, tiih local, aind direc-
tions and to RSVP contact
Debbie Price at 310-6060 or

Mandala retreat
New Vision
Congregational Church, UCC
will host a retreat to explore
the use of mandalas for.medi-
tation and personal and spiri-
tual enrichment on June 23
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
church, 96074 Chester Road,
Yulee. Beginning with a medi-'
tation on a reading from litera-
ture or sacred texts, partici-
pants will create or color
mandalas with supplied art .
materials. No art experience
necessary. Retreat facilitator
Marilyn Clark is a licensed
clinical professional counselor
and woi:kshop leader from
Baltimore, Md.
Cost is $40. To register
visit www.NewVisionCongre-, find New
Vision on Faceboqk-or contact
Janet Streit at (410):258-6094
or the Rev. Mary'Kendrick
Moore at (904)'238-1822.
Women's Day
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
of Kings Ferry will host its
Women's Day Program June
24 at 4 p.m. The speaker will
be Pastor Barbara Jackson of
Fishers of Men World Harvest
Church of Brunswick, Ga; All
are welcome to attend.
Celtic service
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church offers a Celtic Service

Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm& 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Chprch
Sunday Masses 8am 10am 12 noon
SDaily Mass- 8:30 am Mon., Wed, Thurs & Frn.
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
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 9044-277-6566

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
SSAT. .6:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
*'". Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
Rob & [Uliia GoIiU n
1.,p., 321-2117
On A1A 1 mile west ofAmelia Island
Join us LIVE on the Wpb Sunday

New Vision
Church, UCC
orshp *J- Sunidays
at 10:00 oin
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comfort zones challenged is usually
a good thing. By it, we become
resourceful and creative thinkers. By
Sit, our horizons expand and social
fiber strengthens. Whether forced to
move from one place to another, one
job to another, one family to arfother,
or some other stretching type of
experience; I'm here-to say, in the
end, ifyou'll give it to God, He can
turn it for your good.
SJust think of Joseph in the Bible.
He being one of Jacob's favorite
sons, ends up despised by his broth-
ers, thrown into a pit, sold into slav-
ery, falsely accused, sentenced to
prison and yet eventually, God all around and made him a
prince in Egypt and a blessing to an
entire nation. Without question, the
character he needed to be in such a

position of influence was formed in
the womb of difficult circumstances
and stretching situations.
For you who read, if that's you,
take heart. God sees you where you
are and knows the plans He has for
your future. Hang in there and do
what's right with what at the moment
may seem so wrong: When you look
back on this season, strangely, you
may find yourselfgiving thanks. I
:know.I do.
"And Joseph said unto them, Fear
not: for am I in the place of God? But
as for you, you thought evil against
me; but God meat it unto good, to
Spring to pass, as it is- his day, to save
much people alive."(Gen.50:19-20).
Robert L. Goyette-is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


'Soul Surfer
As part of the Faith, Fun and Family
.Summer, First Baptist Fernandina, 1600 S.
Eighth St., will present the movie "Soul
Surfer" on June 10 at 6 p.m.
"Soul Surfer" is the true story of a
natural-born surfer who was leading an idyl-
lic life on Iauai, Hawaii participating in
national surf codipetitions'when everything
changed. On Halloweeri morning, a 14-foot
tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed
to shatter all: her dreams. "Soul Surfer"
reveals her fight to recover and how she
grappled with the question of her future. It
stars Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie
Underwood and AnnaSofia Robb as Bethany
The screening is-free but seating is limit-
ed. For information call 261-3617 or visit

Fishing' mission
The First Baptist Church of Yulee and
Impact Your World' Church will partner in
Vacation Bible School, June 11-15. This year's'
theme is "Fishin' on a Mission with Jesuss"
Participants will learnhow to become
"Fishers of Men" and be witnesses of the
gospel of Jesus Christ Young people of all
ages are welcome.
VB.S will meet at First Baptist Church,
86564 Pinewood Drive, Yulee, from 5:45-8

tlie ftuit rh Sunday of each
month. Thi- niusic till-d, can-
dlelit, peaceful, ,contemplative -
seryice filled with the oppor-
tunity for meditation is open
to the entire community.
Dress is casual. The next
service will be held June 24 at
6 p.m. For information call
Free dinner
SpringhillBaptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
area on Thursday, June 28
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 941017 Old Nassau-
ville Road. Meals are served
on thelfourth Thursday of
each month. The church also
delivers meals to those who
cannot come. For information
call 261-4741.

Innovative Style, Contemporary Music
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowskl
85520 Miner Rd, Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Caonnac#ng wirh Chr0t..
Connecfng with Pepe.


SP/ease 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 Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday NewMembers Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 am.
Morning Worsho 10:30 a.m. evry Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-weekService 7- p.m.Minisrirs:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, obuth

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amily warship center'
Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study ........ 9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

p.m. nightly. Contact Daina Davis at (904)
708-7910 for information..
Aviation wonders
Vacation Bible School will be amazing as
First Baptist Fernandina presents "Amazing
Wonders Aviation", June 18-22. The "flight
crew" will lead the kids to amazing things as
they encounter God like never before, all
against the backdrop of some of the world's
most marvelous natural wonders. Amazing
Wonders VBS is for kids 3 years to fourth
grade completed. This year.First Baptist will
also feature "YBX" for fifth and sixth graders
completed, with even more intense games,
intense study, intense worship and intense
'fun, To register visit or stop by
the church, 1600 S. Eighth St:
HomeTown Nazareth
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach is planning
pn exciting adventure for your children,
grandchildren and friends with "Home Town
Nazareth WhereJesus was a Kid" Vacation
Bible School for ages 2-99. Sign them up for a
fun, friendly and safe trip to Nazareth, Jesus'
hometown. Registration will be each Sunday
in June at a table located in the church
narthex. VBS will be held July 9-13 from 6-
8*30 p.m. each day. A light supper will be'
served from 5:30-6 p.m. Everyone is invited.
For information or to register call 261-6306.

Ongoing grief support'
Community Hospice of port groups create a safe and
Northeast Florida offers an comfortable environment
open-ended grief support where you can bond with oth-
group for adults who have ers who have experienced a
experienced the death of a similar loss.
loved one. An open-ended sup- For information or to learn
port group format allows new whether a Community
participants to join the group Hospice support group might
at any time, so that new griev- be right for you, call Joanne
ers have access to the group as Bernard, LCSW, at (904) 407-
a support resource. The sup- 6811L
port group is led by a licensed
and trained Community
Hospice bereavement profes-
sional. j : b
The group meets every am a
second and fourth Thursday of CENTER INC
the month from 1-2:30 p.m. at
the Nassau County Council on Needs volunteers to help Nasau Cunty
Aging 1367 Soth 18t families who need foohelter
Aging, 1367 South 18th St., and basic necessities. "I 3
Fernandina Beach. Call: 904.26i.7000 for more info
Community Hospice sup- 2

Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided Fdr All
86971 Hartb Rd., West 904-22651 28
Yule, FL 32097 Fax 225&0809

Dr. Bll Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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Wtdidai Mlyr SiLa. ....... ..... .TOOpm
736 Bonnlevlew Road
Nursery provided
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
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96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 am
Sunday School 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 You!
Located at the corner
of8th &Atlantlc
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:15 a:m. Breakfast Burns Hall ,
9:00 a.m.iHoly Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service.
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Mobility for the needy

"Now I can enter my classroom
like a man instead of crawling in like
an animal."
A young African man who
received a Personal Energy
Transportation vehicle made this pro-
found statement. Growing up, his
mother had to carry him to school
because he was unable to walk.
Fortunate enough to obtain the
necessary degrees to become a
teacher, he chose to go back his
small, remote village instead of heed-
ing the advice of those who urged
him to move to another country with
a better quality of life:
This is just one of thousands of
stories from people all across the
globe whose lives have,been changed
with the receipt of a PET vehicle. '
A diverse group of dedicated vol-
unteers from various faiths work
about 16 hours a week creating parts
for simple three-wheel vehicles that
benefit people they will never meet.
The Personal Energy Transpor-

station (PET) Project came about after
missionary Larry Hills and his wife
noticed a need in Africa for those with
mobility issues due to polio, land-
mines or other reasons.
Hills met Earl Minor, an engineer
from Columbia, Mo. and the PET
vehicle was born. They are now used
in over 90 countries.
Volunteers take 10-foot sections
of metal rod, tubing and angle iron
and clean it. Then they cut it into
pieces to make the components that
are then welded together to make
specific parts for the PET
The finished frames are sent to
Penney Farms where the wooden
bodies are made. Volunteers put the
bodies on the frames, paint the vehi-
cles, add tires and package.the PET
for shipment overseas.
Bill Ericksen has worked on the
PET Project for seven years. Retiring
after 34 years at Rayonier, most of
Ericksen's projects involved wood-
working or projects around the
But when he read about the PET
project in the NeWis-Leader, he decid-

ed to volunteer.
"I had never worked with metal...
but thought there might be some way
I could help. As I learned more about
the niche a PET can fill for people in
very remote areas who have lost the
use of their legs, my commitment to
the project grew stronger."
All of the volunteers are very ded-
icated to the project, and although
the work site is at Memorial United
Methodist, anyone may help and
donations are always welcome.
The components for the parts cre-
ated at MUMC cost about $30 per
PET and the group puts together
about 50 each month.
S"We depend on donations so when
the funds dry up, we're stuck," said
volunteer Jack Burk. Both men say
they sometimes dip into their own
pockets when funds run low.
To learn more about PETs, visit
petfloridaorg or call Burk at 261-5691.
To donate funds, mail checks to
. Memorial United Methodist Church;
601 Centre St., Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034.

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Sean Poynter of FernanidiniABeach Won the 2012 Sapinus Pro standup paddleboard competition in Tahiti
Saturday for his first wifIon thie 2012 Stand Up World Tour.

Poynter victorious in Tahiti

BETH Jones::::

In just his second season-as a profeie
sional standup paddleboarder, Sean
Poynter, 22, of F.-rnandina Beach
clinched his first victory on the 2012
Stand Up World Tour Saturday in Tahiti.
Victory at the Sapinus Pro garnered
Poynter the world's top ranking after
three rounds on the tpor.
"The event was a great one," Po:ntler
said. "Conditions were in the 6-lu 10.
foot range and Sapinus was offering up
some really good walls for performance
"I knew since it wasn't big and bar-
reling that the one standing on t,:p at
the end of the competition would be thLr
one who executed the most committed
:nlancunrLr surfing S.,. Just made it a
p Kinlh-tvgo. t there andiye it nyW al ir, 9
my turns and focus on executing thi.
turns in the critical parts of the wave..
"At times this approach bit nme in th,.
ass, or more like the reef did, but it
worked out in the end and I walked
away with the win, which I'm so happy
Poynter, who started surfing at the at
the age of 10, gave up competing in
shortboard for the standup paddleboard
two years ago; 2011 was his first full sea-
son on the SUP tour.
It was a great start for Poynter, who
finished third in the Hawaii Island
Finals and in fourth place in France. He
finished seventh overall in the world
rankings last year.
Poynter was also selected for the
U.S. team for.the World SUP Games in
He won every heat en route to the
four-man final in Tahiti Saturday.
Poynter dominated and wrestled away
the ratings lead from
champion Kai Lenny.
'There was a pivotal moment in the
contest for me when I got an interfer-
ence in my semifinal. At first I thought I
was done, because, being issued an
interference, they cut your second scor-
ing wave in half, which makes your two-
wave total go way down. It had me fired
up for a minute, thought it was a bad
call, but I found my head again and got
back to the game plan.'
"Fortunately, I found a couple waves
that offered up some great scoring
potential and capitalized on them and
made it through.
"After getting through that and hear-
ing that I took the rating lead, I was feel-
ing that much more confident and excit-
ed for the final and, as I hoped, I came
away with it."
"I'm really happy to get a win in
Tahiti; it's a special event."
Tahiti marked the midway point for

Sean Poynter, above left, collects his first-place trophy in Tahiti Saturday.
Below, he is pictured with third-place finisher Justin Holland,, center, and
Zane Schweitzer, right, both fellow Starboard team riders.

the 2012 tour.
"So now we have a little break until
the next competition commences in
Brazil in September," Poynter said. "It
will give me a little time to work on
equipment and get fit and ready for the
second half of the tour."
Poynter, sponsored by Starboard, fin-

ished ahead of Lenny and Robin
Johnston, both of Hawaii. Brazil's Leco
Salazar was fourth and Caio Vaz was
For information on the tour or
Poynter, visit www.standupworldtour.
cor or Poynter's blog at www.seanpoyn-


Kraft Tennis Partners women's A division team finished first against teams from
Jacksonville in the First Coast Tennis Association's season. Pictured, standing from
left, are Danielle Spence, Susan Perry, Dianna Crislip, Nancy Barnes, Julie Dobin-
ski, Jane Partridge, Cyndee Robertson, Darlene Morris; seated, RoseMary Jacobs
and Karen Zintak. Not pictured: Janett Thomas, Mary Jo Hanlon, Marilyn Baggett,
Leslie Ritter, Babs Welling, Michelle Mahara, Bonnie McCormick, Elisabeth Hervy.

The Nassau County
Men's Doubles league kicks
off June 12. Six local teams
are competing through the
summer months at various
sites throughout Nassau
Summer Tennis Camp at
the Yulee Sports Complex
will be held June 18-21 from
9-10:30 a.m. for junior begin-
ner to intermediate players.
Deadline to enter is at 5
p.m. June 12. Cost is $50 per
student. Register by mailing for
Summer tennis camps
begin next week at the city
courts, Amelia National and
North Hampton.
Clinics for adult and junior
players will continue through
the summer. Email michele for informa-




Emee Herbert defeated
Rika Park 3 and 1 to claim the
title of 2012 WSGA amateur
SHerbert, the daughter of
former residents Rick and
Leslie Herbert and grand-
daughter'of Peggy Dennard,
won theWomen's Southern
Amateur Golf Championship,
in Charlotte, N.C.
The event was held May
21-25 at the Myers Park
Country Club.
Herbert captured the
crown with patience and a
putter that came alive on the
32nd, 33rd and 35th holes of
the 3-hole championship
Park and Herbert traded,
leads back and forth for more
than hours to finish the morn-
ing round at even. In thd
.afternoon heat, the patch
took a different.persona as
each player took turns con-
trolling the match.
In the end, Hdrbert had
gainedcontrol and; despite
valiant efforts by Park, victo-
ry came 3 and 1.
Herbert is from Johns
Creek, Ga., and willbe re- .
turning in the fall to the
Pioneer golf team at Tuscu-
lum College as a'sophomore.
Park plays on the Univer-,
sity of Miami golf team; she is
also a sophomore,
This year marked the 97th
playing of the WSGA

The United Way of North-
east Florida will hold a golf
tournament June 30 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
qShotgun start isat9'.at'mn ..
fo'the scramble event. There
will be long drive and putting
contests as well as a raffle.
Cost is $300 per foursome
and includes.18 holes of golf,
prizes, continental breakfast
and lunch. Call 277-7370 or
,visit fernandinabeachgolf-
club,com for information on
the tournament.

Score one for the Council
on Aging; the charity golf
tournament canceled by Tro-
pical Storm Beryl has been
.rescheduled for June 15 on
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
, tion's Ocean Links course.
Register from 8-9:30 a.m.
Shotgun start is slated for 10
a.m. There will be a hole-in-
one contest, sponsored by



Ron Anderson Chevrolet
Buick, a putting contest and
numerous raffle and winner's
Golf foursomes for this
tournament are still available,
but golfers need to visit the
COA website at www.coanas- or visit the Senior
Center at 1367 South 18th St.,
across from Baptist Medical
Center, to register.
Entry fee is $500 for a
team of'four and $125 for indi-
viduals. This includes green
fees, carts, range balls, cart
baggie, lunch and.awards.

Drive for Success
Communities In Schools
hosts its inaugural Drive For
Success Golf Tournament at
Amelia River Golf Club, spon-
sored by Florida Public
'Utilities, on June 28. The tour-
nament supports CIS's servic-
es to more than 3,600 stu-
dents at six Nassau County
schools annually.
All golfers are invited to
join, but ladies are especially
encouraged to support the
event, as Amelia River is lo-
cally known asone of the best
courses in the area for female
There are many prizes for
the ladies, such as spa and
salon services.
Other tournament prizes
include foursomes of golf at
Pinehurst iniNorth Carolina,
at Long Point at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation and
day trips to the Greyfield Inn
on Cimberland Island.
Fee is $600 for a foursome
and includes cart, greens
fees, breakfast, a box lunch at
# he'turn and award ceremony.4
Registration and breakfast
begin at 7:30 a.m. with tee-off
at 9 a.m. To sign up a four-.
s6me or to sponsor the.event,
visit or.
call 321-2000.

Focus onRecbveryy
The inaugural-Focus on.,
Recovery Golf Toprnament
will be held June.15 at the'
Golf Club at North.Hainpton.
Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.
Format is an 18-hole captain's
McPherson Counseling
Services is a 501(c) (3) non-
profit organization that pro-
vides a substance abuse, out-
patient treatment program
with group, individual and
family therapy. Call 753-1599
for information.


FDSL to host first

men's mini-season

With great anticipation,
the Family Driven Softball
League will host its first
Men's Summer Fun League.
"The purpose for creating
this summer edition of the
FDSL is twofold continued
fellowship among men
throughout our community
that through Christian leader-
ship our homes will become
more centered around God's
design for the family; and
ever since the inception of the
FDSL, the focus has been on
uniting local churches with a
purpose of better serving the
community," said Ernie
Stuckey, league president.
Although seven teams will
take to the field on opening
day, there will actually be 11
churches represented.
Among the participating
teams is Springhill Baptist
Church, coached by vice
president John Culbreth. The -
Springhill team will actually
be a combination of
Springhill, The Carpenter's
House and Five Points Baptist
The Journey Church Team
One, coached by Charlie
Deberry, will also have repre-
sentation from The
Carpenter's House.
Yulee Baptist Church,
coached by Nick Gaskill, will
also have some players from
Live Oak Baptist Church.

Celebration Baptist Church,
coached by B.J. Jones, will .
have representation from
Hedges Baptist Church. .
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, coached
by Scott Schol, will have rep-
resentation from FiVe Points
and Christwalk.
SThe Journey Church Team
Two will also have represen-
tation from Memorial United
Methodist Church. And final-
ly, the FDSL will welcome its
newest member in Blackrock
Baptist Church, which will be
coached by Senior Pastor Van
'Through these combined
teams, bonds will be made,"
Stuckey said. "In the near
future, the FDSL has plans of
organizing group Bible stud-
ies with churches partnering
together for the good of the
community as well as have
devotionals and testimonies
on the field of play before
each game."
Opening day will be June
16 and there will be a conces-
sion stand open for all games.
All games are played at the
Softball Grounds at Springhill
Baptist Church, which is the
permanent home of the
For information on the
league, visit.www.fdslsoft- or contact Stuckey at


FRIDAY. JUNE 8, 2012 SPORTS News-Leader


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The McArthur Family YMCA is offering a
new soccer program at the Kids Campus in
Yulee on Pages Dairy Road. Kids ages 6-14
are encouraged to come out and learn the
rules of soccer ih a non-competitive environ-
ment. Participants will learn to work together
during practices and games for eight weeks.
Registration will run June 18-July 12.
Practices will begin Aug. 6. Fees are $45 for
YMCA members and $90 for non-members.
For information stop by the McArthur Family
YMCA on Citrona Drive.

Sign upfor Pp Warer
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is holding
registration for football and cheerleading
through Aug. 19. Registration fees are $100 for
the first child; $75 for each additional sibling
through June 30. Registration is online only
through June 22 at
fbpwa. Register at the field Saturdays June 23
through Aug. 19' Fees increase July 1 to $150
for the first child and $125 per sibling July 1
through Aug. 19. Contact Lisa lisa- or 225-9931 for infor-

Vida Fitness will hold the annual Indepen-
dence 5K at the Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion, 6800 First Coast Hwy., on July 4. The 5K
race will begin at 8 a.m. and the one-mile
youth fun'run will begin at 9 a.m. Start and fin-
ish are at the Racquet Park parking lot, located
next to The Verandah Restaurant. Register
online at or at the The Health &
Fitness Center at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Forms are also available at the
McArthur Family YMCA. Contact Sean Keith at or 415-1429.

Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club mem-
berships are available for anyone with a mini-
mum of 200 hours PIC and who want to fly for
less than $50/hour. The AILS is a newly formed
flying club based at Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport.
AILS is currently in the.evaluation process
to consider specific models of aircraft for club
lease and/or purchase. Become a principal
member now and be involved in this important
decision Principal memberships are limited to
S 20 qualified pilots. Contact Mickey Baity at
277-8360 or Lew Eason at 491-8638 for mem-
bership details.

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at,9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 5:30 p;m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. on the petanque courts at the south end
of the downtown marina. Petanque (pay-tonk)
.:v'i is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the

The Nassau Bassmasters will hold its
28th annual Kids Fishing Tournament
Saturday in Nassauville. Junior anglers
will fish from 9 a.m. until Robert
Wilcox's pond. Donations are still need-
ed. For information, contact youth direc-
tor Rick Dopson at (904) 866-7720 or
'Roger Linville at 225-8114.

Italian bowling game The public is always wel-
come to join. Call 491-1190.

Organizedbike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beacti and around Amelia Island '
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course: Cyclists of all abilities
are welcome. The ride will be around 30 miles
with rest stops along the way and loops back
to the starting point at around 10 miles before
continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the
route. Lunch after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets and a bicycle in good work-
ing condition are mandatory. Rides are led by
Don Eipert in conjunction with the North Florida
Bicycle Club. Call him at 261-5160 or visit
www.ameliaislandcycling.pom or

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



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Summer Tennis Camp at
the Yulee Sports Complex will be
held June 18-21 from 9-10:30
a.m. for junior beginner to inter-
mediate players. Deadline is at 5
p.m. June 12. Cost is $50 per
student. Register by emailirig
The fifth annual Lady Pirate
Softball Camp will be held June
11-13 at the Fernandina Beach
High School girls softball field.
There will be two sessions daily.
The 9-11:30 a.m. session is for
girls ages five through fifth
grade. The 4:30-7 p.m. session
is for girls entering sixth grade
and above.
Cost is $50 per player. Regi-
stration for the morning camp will
begin at 8 a.m. the first day of
camp. Register at 4 p.m. for the
aftemoon session. Contact
Donnie Fussell at 753-1292 or
The 30th annual Pirate
Baseball Camp will be held from
9 a.m. to noon June 11-15 for
ages 6-15 with all sessions held
at the Fernandina Beach High
School baseball field. Campers
may register on the first day of
camp, beginning at 8 a.m. Camp
cost is $80 and includes a T-
shirt. Camp applications and

information may be found at,
ics/ baseball. Call 261-624, for
The Pirate Cheer Camp for
ages 3-12 will be held from 9
a.m. to noon June 11-15 in the
Fernandina Beach High School
cheer building (behind Fernan-
dina Beach Middle School). Cost
is $75 (cash only) and includes a
T-shirt. Cost is $65 for preschool
ages and camp is from 9-11 a.m.
Register the first day.
The Pirate Basketball Camp
will be held at the Fernandina
Beach High Schoolgym for boys
and girls entering grades 2-9
from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-21.
Fee is $80. Register the first day
of camp. For information, contact
Coach Matt Schreiber at (904)
The Lady Pirate Basketball
Camp will be held June 13-15
from 9 a.m. to noon in the Fern-
andina Beach High School gym.
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to eighth-grade girls at a cost of
$40 per player. Brochures are
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Take an art walk Saturday downtown

The Island Art Association will hold an
opening reception for the "Black and White"
Nouveau Art Show during the Second

Artrageous Art
Walk June 9
from 5-8 p.m. at
the gallery, 18
N. Secbnd St.
Ann Howden
was selected as
the Best of Show

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award winner for her "Marsh Grass" linoleum
print IAA will also feature artist Leslie Urban.
The event is free and open to the public. ,
The next Nouveau Art Show theme is
'World of Books." All art mediums will be con-
sidered for acceptance. IAA membership is
not required to submit your artwork 6n July 30
from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information about
the Nouveau Art juried shows go to
The IAA also has voted Denise Murphy as
its Artist of the Year, announced at the annual .
social by 2011 Artist of the Year Georgar na

Murphy is known for
herdedication to the
gallery in general, her
smiling support to other
artists and was the driving
force behind the wonderful
mosaic.project that now
graces the outside walls Murphy
of the gallery on North
Second Street..
Murphy organized and supervised more
Than 100 individuals from the association and
the community who volunteered their time
and materials over the course of more than. a
year no small feat!
Seventh Street Gallery
SSeventh Street Gallery, 14 S. Seventh St.,
will hold the first of three summer shows on
June from 5-8
p.m. featuring
three island
artists: the
vibrant works
of abstract
Paul Massing.
nature's colors

and moods in the landscapes of Jim
McKinney; and the thought provoking imagi-
narily landscapes of Paul Maley. Each artist
presents works rich in color and alive with
For questions, directions, or to set up an
alternate viewing time. call 432-8330.
Blue DoorArtists
Blue Door Artists will feature the work of
Carol Sprovtsoff at the Second Saturday
Artrageous Art
Walk une 9
from 5-8 p.m.
Sprovtsoff will
unveil her lat-
est oil paint-
ings depicting
ocean and
marsh scenes s
from Amelia Island. Refresh ments will be
lue Door Artists is located at 205 1/2
Centre St Look for the colorful stairs
between Go Fish and The Amelia
Island Coffee Shop. Normal business
hours are Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-
5 p.m.

Gall er
Gallery C, :
owned and
Operated by
artist Carol
Winner, will "
show a new
series of marsh
arid beach paintings of local landscapes during
the" Second Saturday Artrageous Art Walk
June 9 from 5-9 p.m. Winner also has some
cute new little purses as well as new jewelry
and mixed media. Gallery C is located at 218-B
Ash St., up the painted stairs, and is open
Thursday-Wednesday from 11 am.-5 p.m. Call
St Marys exhibit
Fernandina Beach artist Brian Barnard will
show his colorful an'd unusual art at Olde
Towne Gallery in downtown St. Marys,~ Ga.,
through June A 2004 fine arts graduate of
Florida State University. Barnard puts his
unique spin on current and traditional subjects
in an entertaining manner Come in and see
his acrylic works at the gallery open 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. daily at 304 Osborne St-
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announced a spe-
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and Bluegrass at the Fort," to
celebrate the opening of the
exhibit of the winning photo-
graphs from the fourth annual
Wild Arielia Nature
Photography Contest, held
each winter.
The.opening will take place
on FridayJune- lS-rom 7:30...
until 9 p.m. at the Visitor
Center and patio at Fort
Clinch State Park. The event
is free and open to the public;
there will be no admission
charge to enter the fort. The
event will be held rain or
shine. Additionally, guests
who wish to take the fort's
Candlelight Tour at the con-
clusion of the event may regis-
ter in advance with the fort
In addition to the phqtogra-
phy exhibit, there will be a
concert by the Amelia River
Ramblers a local bluegrass

The Amelia River Ramblers, a local bluegrass and folk band, will entertain guests at
the Wild Amelia Nature Festival Nature Photography Exhibit at Fort Clinch State Park
Visitor Center on Friday, June 15, from 7:30-9 p.m. The event is free and open to the
public; there will be no admission fee to enter the park.

and folk band to entertain
the guests who come to see all
of the photographs selected as
winners in the recent contest
and exhibited in the Fort
Clinch Visitor Center. The
band will play on the patio if
the weather is fair, or in the
Visitor Center should it rain.

Light refreshments will be
served. Guests are encour-
aged to bring chairs and
insect spray.
Those guests who wish to
take the unique Canidlelight,
Tour of the fort at the conclu-
sion of the concert should
make reservations in advance

by calling 277-7274. The tour
can accommodate only 20
guests and costs S3 per per-
For more information
about the festival visit
www and
Wild AmeliaNature Festival's
Facebook page.

Theater workshop

by teens, for teens

Amelia Community
Theatre will host an Acting
Workshop for tens ages 13-
19 on June 25 at Studio 209,
the studio thealt:r at 209
Cedar St. There are two ses-
sions to choose from lla.m.-
1p.m. or 5-7
The two-hour intensive
workshop is on physical the-
atre and Butoh, a method'
that teaches strength, flexi-
bility and balance in the con-
text of performance art. -
Butoh teaches that every
"body" is a perfect body, and
you don't need to be a
S- trained dancer-to learn to-
exprcss youl sI,-If in th..ater
The workshops.will be
taught by Laura Dean and
Chris Blois-Brooke, both'
teens themselves who stud-
ied at, Zen Zen Zo, a
Brisbane-based physical the-
ater ensemble at the 'fre-
front of contemporary per-
formance and training in
Blois-Brooke has a long
history of interest in drama
and theater. He is currently
studying at Durham

Li n ive rity
in the UK
to many
Blois-Brobke including
ism, politi-
theater of
worl .:, the -
aler-in .
and the
Dean art of
having trained for several
months underlLynne
Bradley, artistic director of
,'Zeen Zern Zo, his experience
rests on a bedrock of physi-
cal theater practice
To keep busy, outside his

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Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St.,
presents "Steel Magnolias." Six Southern women
in a small-town beauty salon arc hilarious with
their gossip and steadfast in
their support of one another.
They can be as delicate as
magnolias or as tough as steel
as they see each other
through good times and bad.
Directed by Jennifer Webber.
Show times are 8 p.m. tonight, June 9,14,15,16,21,
22 and 23 and 2 p.m. June 17. Tickets are $20
adults and $10 students. Box office hours are
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-l p.m. (also
90 minutes before curtain). Call 261-6749 for tick-
ets or purchase online atwww.ameliacommuni-

Mamamelia will host Divas Day Out from 9:30
a.m.-430 p.m. June 9 at the Atlantic Recreation
Center to benefit Girlpower2cure, an organiza-
tion devoted to raising awareness for Rett
Syndrome, a neurological disorder that strikes
only girls. Enjoy shopping, pampering, fashion
shows and Zumba demonstrations, women's self-

defense exhibition.a Do it
Herself session by Home
Depot and more. Have a
diva photo taken, ask an
ob/gyn questions, get a
massage and have your
children's photo ID and
fingerprints taken by the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office.'
Admission is $3 per person; children under 6
free. To learn more about Rett Syndrome visit

SFernandina Harbor
Marina will celebrate
i' I i i 11National Marina Day on
June 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
\ith a variety of family activities
including a boat and marine show, tour
boat rides around the harbor, marina tours, police
and fire equipment display, a U.S. Coast Guard
static display and new vehicles display.


The.Fun in the Sun Expo June 9 in downtown
St. Marys, Ga., will feature a kayak demonstration

and river clean-up in celebration
of National Trails Day, the
Blessing of the Boats, arts
and crafts vendors, entertain-
ment and activities for fami-
lies. Contact the Tribune &
Georgian at (912) 882-4927
or the St. Marys Welcome
Center at (912) 882-4000.
The Georgia Barbecue Association will host its
Goin' Coastal BBQ Competition at Central Park
today and June 9, the first ever held outside of
Georgia and Fernandina Beach is the host city.
Enjoy barbecue,.seafood, sausages, beer, face
painting and concessions. The
event opens qt 5 p.m. today with
a wings competition at 6 p.m..
music by Wes Cobb from 6:30-8
p.m.. Cook's Choice at 6:30 p.m..
Cornhole Tournament at 7 p.m.,
and winners announced at 8 p.m.
Saturday the event opens at 10'a.m., with music by
Sean McCarthy from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. followed by
Soul Gravy from 1:30-3 p.m., and winners
announced at 4 p.m. Contact Jay Robertson at
277-7350, ext. 2013 or



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My Big Fat Greek Food
Fest, today through June 10
at Holy Trinity Greek
Orthodox Church, 2940 CR
214 (West King Street), St.
Augustine will feature Greek
dinners, pastries and coffee,,a
Greek Orthodox bookstore,
kids area with face painting
and games, Greek wine tast-
ings and food demonstrations,
.music and specialty food
items. Tours of the Holy Trinity
Church will be available as -
well. The featured event'is an
"An Evening of Comedy with
Basile" at 8 p.m. June 9 in the
Michael C. Carlos Fellowship
Hall. Basile has entertained
millions of comedy fans in the
U.S. and internationally.
Contact Holy Trinity at (904)
829-0504 for tickets $45
adults and $35 students under
18. Free admission and park-
ing all weekend. For informa-
tion call the church or visit

American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve
pork loin dinners June 9
from 5-7 p.m. at the Post,
626 S. Third St. Dinner
includes mashed potatoes
with gravy, vegetable, rolls
and dessert for an $8 dona-
tion. The public may pick up
orders to go or eat in the
smoke-free meeting hall. Pro-
ceeds benefit the"programs
sponsored by the auxiliary.

Fernandina Little Theatre
is proud to present Blend,
four guys singing great.
songs, in "Forever Doo
Wop: A Tribute to the '50s
and '60s." Performances are
June 9 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30
p.m. at The Peck Center, 516
South, 10th St., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $15 and
can be the door
or in advance at The UPS
Store in the island Publix
shopping center. Patrons are.
encouraged to purchase tick-
ets in advance to guarantee

The Amelia Island '
Museum of History invites
you to its next presentation
tonight at 6 p.m. with Peter
Mullen discussing the fasci-
nating history .ofmedicirie-
in the Civil War era.
Physicians in the mid 19th
century received minimal :
training by today's standards.
Battlefield surgeons were
often unable to wash their
equipment between proce-
dures, and even those who
survived their Wounds still
* faced the dangers of infection,
not to mention myriad dis-
eases that spread through
army camps on both sides.
Come and explore the role of
medicine in the lives of both
soldiers and civilians during
our nation's bloodiest conflict.
Admission is free for museum
members, with a suggested
donation of $10 for non-mem-
For more information cpn-
tact Gray Edenfield at 261-
7378, ext. 102, or

Cats Angels will hold a
garage sale June 9 from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at 709 S. Eighth
St. Choose from a wide vari-
ety of items including house-
wares, home decorations, fur
niture and books. Come early
for the best selections. This
will be the last garage sale
until fall and there will be lots
of bargains. Bring your alu-
minum cans a recycle bin
is in the parking lot. Visit

Florida author lan Murra'
will sign his books The Fin&
Doctrine and Legends of the
BlackOrchidon June 9 from
1-4 p.m. at The Book Loft,
214 CentreSt. To learn more
A book signing June 12
by Jamle Roush, author of
Historic Haunts, has been
cancelled. Contact the store
at 261-8991.

"Public Archaeology
Day" at Kingsley Plantation
is June 9 at 1 p.m. Archae-
ologists from the University of
Florida's Department of
Anthropology on a six-week
field school at Kingsley
Plantation during May and
June will inform visitors on the
current investigations at the
Timucuan Preserve's Kingsley
Plantation and guide them
,through active dig sites.
Beginning at 1 p.m., UF
archaeologist Dr. James
Davidson and students will
treat park guests to guided
fours of the barn, sugar mill
and cabin sites. This event is
free and open to the public.
Kingsley Plantation is oper
daily, at no charge, from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Call (904) 251-
3537 or visit

SThe Pink Ribbon Ladies,
a support group in Nassau
County for survivors of
breast and other female
cancers, will meet June 11
at 6 p.m. in the Conference
Room at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. The meeting
will be an open discussion for
questions and issues from
those present. New members
and anyone who has ques-
Stions o, cocerns'regarding
femalecaneeis isa Weloeme to
attend. For information con-
tact Joyce Karsko at 261-
2976 or Isobel Lyle at 321-

The Amelia island Light
Sport Flying Club is consid-
ering various aircraft for
evaluation and possible
Purchase and will host a fly.
in/demonstration at McGill
Aviation (Fernandina Beach
airport) at 9 am. Juhe 12.,
Factory representatives will
display three Light Sport
"Aircraft and a local resident
his plane. -
Come and see these air-
craft that can be available for
you to fly for less than $50 an
hour when you become a
member of the club. Contact
Lew Eason at 49'1-8638 or
Mickey Baity at 277-8360 for

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The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle
meets the first Monday of each month
from 7-9 p.m. at the DeeDee Bdrtel-
Nature Center and North End Boat
Ramp. Instrumentation centers on
drums and percussion but may include
other instruments such as flutes,
didgeridoos and other non-percussion
instruments. Dancers are welcome also.
Follow North 14th Street to the end. Go
past Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old :
Town, over the bridge and then left
toward the old pogy plant. The entrance
is on the right Call Barbara Hill at (904)
556-3219 or Doug Byron at 261-5387
for information.
Starry Nights June 9 from 7-9 p.m. at
the St. Marys, Ga., waterfront park will
feature Lisa Allen's Dance Works and
Dina Barone's Camden Cabaret. The
event is free Bring chairs, blankets and
A azz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N
Second St., Femandina Beach, from 7-
10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each
month. Musicians are invited to sit in tor
one song or the whole night. Join the
mailing list by mailing beechflyer@ bell-

Amea Rver Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at
1 North Front St., Fernahdina Beach, or
call 261-9972 or book online at
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316
Centre St., features open mic night
Monday at.7 p.m.; Latin dance night
Wednesday at 7:30 p m ($5 for les-
sons); Zane live Thursdays at 7 p.m.;
Kevin Barren Fridays at 7 p.m.; Jahmen
Reggae Band Saturdays at 6 p.m.;
Doggy Hour Monday, Wednesday and -
Fridays, 4-7 p m. (courtyard is always

*. -' ,' .
The Newcomers Club of;
Amelia Island will host its
Monthly coffee n J une, 14
at 10:30 a.m. All women whb
reside in Nassau County (ri
matter how long they havet'-
lived here) are welcome to
attend: In recognition of the
great sunshine ahd inviting
beach, the club has changed
Ihe formal for the summer to ;
.Coffee on the Beach Meet at
the Scott Road beach access
and look for the group of smil-
ing ladies and the red balloon.
Bring your beverage and
beach chair. For information,
contact Lulu Elliott at luluel- or 548-
9807; or visit http://newcomer-

The $5 Jewelry Sale is
coming to Baptist Medical
Center Nassau on June 15,
hosted by the Auxiliary
from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in the
hospital boardroom. Cash,
personal checks and major
credit cards accepted.
Everything is $5 plus tax. For
information call the BMCN
Auxiliary Office at 321-3818
and leave a message and
your callwill be returned.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. June 19 at the
Fernandina Beach Pblie
Department Comniunity
Robm, 1525 Lime St. Marlene


dog-friendly). Call 432-7086. Join them
on Facebook.
Dog Star. Tavern. 10 N. Second St.,
Chroma tonight: The 3 June 9; Javier
Mendoza/Jim Peters June 14; 3rd
Stone June 15; and Donna Hopkins
June 16. Visit Dog Star on Facebook
and Call 277-8010.
1* *
"The Working Class Stiff" vinyl record
night Tuesdays from 8 p m.-midnlght at
the Dog Star Tavern features blues to
country to rock and pop, all on vinyl
records. More than 1,000 vinyl records
are for sale every week. Hosted by DJ
J.G. World and Jim. Call 277-8010.
Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St.,
hosts Hickory Wind in the Frisky
Mermaid bar on Thursdays from 7:30-
10 p.m. Call 491-3322.
Green Turde
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.,
live music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays
Visit Hammerhead on Facebook.
Contact Bill Childers at bill@thepaiace-

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-
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 1&wGines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment, dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7:30 p m., Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the

Cameron Thomas will present are
Using Search Engines and Bro
SCreativity to Expand Biogra- pro
phies." Genealogists have gra
excellent but often-overlooked
tools for fleshing out their gra
ancestors' lives right at their cla,
fingertips search engines tior
This program will illustrate Ce
approaches to teasing gehea-'-. Dei
logical details from Internet voe
sources. Public welcome. : ...
Join Walkin' Nassau for a
walk on the beach at Ameri-
can Beach on Amelia Island thr
June 19. Meet at Gourmet Alh
Gourmet at 5:45 p.m. to sign Din
in. Choose a 5K or 10K route. Jac
Meet for dinner at The Surf Tue
restaurant afterwards,ifyou Doc
choose. Walk for AVA credit dini
($3) or for free. Everyone is day
welcome. Contact Jane Bailey Doc
at bru
The 33rd Bennett Family ope
Reunion will be held on star
June 23 starting at noon at price
St. Peter's Episcopal Rec
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. For adu
information contact Helen incl
SPaesche at 261-0210. par
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Healing Touch Program,
which provides accredited
continuing education for The
nurses and massage thera- Lir
pists, is offering Level 1 The
Training Workshops at Brit
Baptist Medical Center Ray
Nassau on June 23 and 24. at 1
Nursing and massage credits that

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"Wizard of Oz" runs
tough July,22 at
lambra Theatre and
ing, 12000 Beach B
:ksonville, at 7:30 p.n
esday through Sunda
ors open at 5:45 p.m.
ner'starts at 6 p.m. S
Smatinees are at 1:1I
ors open at 11 a.m. a
nch at 11:15 a.m Su
tinee is at 2 p.m. Do(
-n at noon and the m
1s at 12:15 p.m. Fam
ing is four tickets for
gular tickets start at $
ilts-and $35 for child
uding dinner, show a
king. Call (904) 641-1
isit www.alhambrajay

Carmike Amelia Isla
eater, South 14th an
ie streets, will featu
e Bolshoi dancing T
ght Stream with
rmonda live on Jun
1 a.m., with an enco
day at 4 p.m. and Ju

Turer 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
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Pill Pill and
Ghillakaya One, Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project: Wednesdays Wes Cobb;
*Thursdays Hupp & Rob in the Palace &
DJ Buca in Sheffield's; Fridays and
Saturday regional bands and DJ
Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., live entertainment every
night and all day on the weekends; steel
drum band every Saturday starting at 7
p.m. See the lineup online at
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road, Inside the Days Inn, welcomes
weekend DJs Wayne and Country
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's 6-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays; live music 9
p m.-1 a.m. Fnday-Sunday in the
Breakers Bar, live music 6-10 p.m.
nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday in the Tiki Bar; Pill Pili reggae
from 7-11 p.m. Wednesday. Call 277-
6652. Visit
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave, Richard Smith
tonight; Larry & The Backtracks June 9,
Ernie & Debi Evans 1-5 p.m. and
Alphonso Home 6-10 p.m June 10;
Stevie "Fingers" June 11; Early McCall
June 12; DJ Roc June 13: and Andy
Haney June 14 Entertainment Is 5-9
p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m
Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. and
6-10 p.m. Sunday. Call 261-5711.

al and


at 7 p.m. For information con-
tact the CarmlkeTheater at


gistra- Jointhe Amelia Island
uch Museum of History,
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
de- tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
S wise historic pubs and bars.
-QnetilcKet will get you Gon,-
drink at each establishment
s and an earful of colorful tales.
Tickets are $25 per person
(must be 21, must show ID);
ivd., tour begins at the historic train
n. depot in downtown
yy. Fernandina Beach.
. and Reservations required.
atur- Contact Thea at 261-7378,,
5 p.m. ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-
nday. **
ors Guests on the.ghost tour
eal will learn Amelia Island
iily ghost stories as they tiptoe
$140. through dark streets and
42 for walk in the footsteps of a
en, bygope era as the past comes
nd alive through the skillful story-
1212 telling of your guide. The tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday
and lasts approximately one
nd 7 hour. Meet your guide in the
d cemetery behind St. Peter's
re Episcopal Church, 801 Atlan-
'he tic Ave. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the Amelia Island
e 24 Museum of History. Contact
re Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or
uly 10


Island Art events
June events at the Island Art
Association, a cooperative, nonprofit
organization developed to sustain inter-
est, appreciation, and enjoyment in and
of the visual arts, with over 150 mem-
bers, located at 18 N. Second St.,
Nouveau Art/ Juried, Themed exhibi-
tion: "Black and White," Ann Howden
Best of Show winner, on exhibit through
July .
First Coast- Community Bank
Satellite Gallery, featured artists: Bonnie
Cameron, Steve Leimberg, Susan
and Andrea Mateer.
Portrait, 7-9 p.m. June 12. Contact
Paul Massing, 321-0738.
Thursday Morning Painters, 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 14, 21 and 28.

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regular studies, he is currently assistant
directing a physical theater production at
the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and
is part of a team designing an interna-
tional Applied Theatre collaboration proj-
ett in Zambia over the next couple of
years. He is incredibly excited and eager
to travel to the U.S. where he will be tak-
ing part in the International Applied
Theatre Conference in Greenville, S.C.
and is looking forward to working with
members of Amelia Community Theatre
while in Florida.
Dean attends the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she plans

Contact Gretchen Williams, 491-3171.
Photographers Group, 7 p.m. June
28. Contact Pat Hooks, 277-2597, or
Free children's classes, June 30,
sign-up required at the gallery, 261-7020.
Children' Art, 6-9 years, 10-11 a.m. and
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (two sessions);
Middle School Art, 10-13 years, 1-2:15
p.m. All materials furnished. Classes
made available through the Woodcock
Foundation of Jacksonville,& the
Plantation Ladies Association.
Acrylic Painting Workshop with
Sharon Haffey, 9 a.m.-noon June 12,19
and 26..Contact Haffey 310-9194 or
How to Use Your Digital Camera
with Bill Raser, 9 a.m.-noon June 30.
Contact Raser at 557-8251 or
For a complete schedule of events

to major in drama and psychology. In the
future, she hopes to become a drama
therapist and work with children with
autism. For three years, Deanworked
closely with the physical theater compa-
Sny Zen Zen Zo. During this time, she
honed her skills in the areas of physical
theater, suzuki and butoh. Through Zen
Zen Zo, her IB drama course and work-
ing with outside professional theater
companies such as Golden Voice, she
explored many facets of drama, whether
it was performing, directing or crewing.'
In June, she will be attending the 2012
Applied Theater Conference with Blois-
Brooke in Greenville, S.C., where she
will focus on developing her knowledge

and classes or to rent the Art Education
Center visit or call 261-
Digitalcamera course
Did you know you should use flash
outdoors on a bright sunny day? Learn
why and many other techniques for great
photos at Bill Raser's How to Use a
Digital Camera course, June 30 from 9
a.m. to noon at the Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N. Second St.
By learning what all those dials,
menus and button do, you will greatly
improve your photography. The course
will cover using the digital camera and
include a section on cataloging and edit-
ing your photos with a free downloadable
program. Registration required as the
course is limited to 15 people.
For information and registration call
Bill Raser'at 557-8251.

of drama therapy. She is also incredibly
excited to be able to work with the
Amelia Community Theatre Teen
Troupe this summer.
Workshop participants are asked to
dress in comfortable clothing they can
move in, such as T-shirts and tennis
shoes. Registration fee is $5 and
includes a light snack.'Sign up by email-
ing the theater at or
calling 261-6749.
The registration deadline is June 20
and space is limited. For more informa-
tion, contact the teen troupe coordinator
at or check the
theater website, www.ameliacommuni-

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First CIS teacher lauds students

Ed Brown joined mem-
bers of the community to
honor 58 Communities In'
Schools students at the
Spring Awards Dinner at
Fernandina Beach Middle
School. In 1993, Brown was
hired as the first
Communities In Schools
teacher in Nassau County.
Now the Dean of Students at
Beach High
School, he still
believes in the
In Schools has
in the commu- Brown
"When I
started, CIS was just one
class at the middle school and
I was the;only'teacher. I am
proud of what it has become
and excited to see where it is.
going," said Brown.
Communities In Schools has
grown to serve more than n
3,600 students in six Nassau
County middle and high
Schools each year, 600 of
:. whom are provided intensive,
case-managed services.
Services include academic
assistance, family support,
community services and
referrals, career exploration
and workforce preparedness,
as well as basic needs such as
food,,clothing, and shelter.
'Brown reminded students
of the importance of their
character. "Your character is
more important than any
amount of money you will
ever have.* It is What defines
you." The students awarded
S showed strength' f character
by putting in extra time after
school aid dedicated effort to
improve their grades. With "
the help of CIS coaches,
dents raised their grade-point
averages by as much as 2
points. The students and their
families were treated to a
spaghetti dinner sponsored

Students awarded for'academic improvement included, back row from left, Brenna
Dahl, Bobbi Ann.Stanley, Chloe Schuster, Elizabeth Lai, Emily Adkins, Phoenix
Bridges, Zachary Burnham, Spencer Pickett, Brienna Campbell, Brendon McDowell.
Front row are Troy Spann, Kelsey Terrill, Nathan Foster, Josh Coyle, Jordan Arnold,
Patrick Futch and Marcus Morrison.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ :. ,.,: ''

Most Improved Students, from left, are Dallas Ford, Troy Spann, Matt Brooker,
Brienna Campbell, Noah master, Patrick Futch, Kelsey Terrill, Jordan Arnold,"
Elizabeth Lai, Spencer Pickett, Roy Smith, Noah Beckham and Emily Adkins.

by Ashland Chemicals and a
dessert buffet provided by



At a recent:meeting of the Westside Optimist Club, DJ.
Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, was recognized for his out-
statiding achievement and participation in the Downi-Under
Tournament where he was chosen to play football in Australia,
one out of seven in Florida. The Optimists are proud to have a
West Nassau High School student win the award. President
George Spicer said, "Supporting young men and women is just
one of the activities the Optimist Club promotes, individuals
such as Mr. DJ. Jones's personal achievement certainly
reflects well on the individual, school and community."
Nassau County Optimist Clubs presented Jones with a check
for $300, including,, from left,.Spicer; Ron Noble, president of.
the Yulee Optimist Club; Jones; and Phillip Smith, president of
the Fernandina Beach Optimist Club. The Westside Optimist
Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday at the lions Club build-'
ing north of the fairgrounds.

,For more information, or
to find out how you can be
involved with Communitiesn I

Schools. visit ww cisnas-, orcall Theresa
Duncan at 321-2000.


Dr. Eric Larsen, principal of Emma Love'Hardee
Elementary School in Fernandina Beach, took a
few dunks during the Rock the Reading event to
celebrate students who met their Accelerated
Reading goals on May 23. Larsen was gracious
enough to have been dunked 23 times!

Supply drive on

for back to school

The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED) is asking the .cm-
munity to to help provide
school supplies for this
year's back to school event,
which will be held at the
Peck Center,'316 Sohith.lOth
*St on July 28 from 9 a.m.-2
During this event
CREED will provide free
school physical tb.students.
in kindergarten through..
12th grade who are'making
their initial entry into a
Florida school. For students
transferring to a Florida
school from another state, a
physical completed within
one year is acceptable if
completed on a form compa-
rable to Florida's standard-
ized School Exam form
SCREED will also provide
sports physical.
What they need from
you: .
Wide rule notebook
paper and compositions
College rule notebook
paper and compositions
Pens and pencils
S. Crayons
SGlue sticks

Free physical
Free schoolphysicals
will be offered July 28 at
the Peck Center, 516
South 10th St., from 9
am.-2 p.m.
This event is spon-
sored by CREED in part-
nership with the Nassau
County Health
Department, Baptist
Medical Oenttr Nassau,
Walmart Vision Center,
the city of Femandina'
Beach Recreation
Department, Samaritan
Clinic/Bamabas Center,
local churches and busi-
nesses. A parent or
guardian must be pres-
ent for the child'

Backpacks (as many as
you can provide)
Public support last year,
Along with other community
members', helped to ensure
a successful event CREED
was able to provide physi-
cals, vision screening to
over 100 students and
school supplies to over a 225
All supplies are to be
taken to the Martifn Luther
King Center. The contact
.person is John Coverdell.


planned Monday
The Nassau County Home Educators will sponsor a
Homeschooling Orientation for families interested in home-
schooling on Monday at 7p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church,
941017 Old Nassauville Road in Nassauville.
SLeaders of the group will provide information onthe legal
aspects of homeschooling, different curricula and communi-
ty support. Veteran homeschoolers will answer questions /
and printed informationn packets" will be available.
Nassau County Home Educators comprises more than 70
area families that work together toprovide field trips, pro-
grams, support meetings and many other types of coopera-
tive aids to homeschooling.
For information-on homeschooling or the meeting, cal >'
SNCHE president Jane McDonald at 277-2798. -' .

Free meals for kids

all summer long
Nutritionally.balanced meals will be provided to all chil-
dren during summer vacation when school breakfasts and
lunches.are not available. All children 18 and younger, if
open site, are eligible for meals at no charge. The following
sites will be participating in'the Summer Food Service
SProgram and are open to the public on June 11-July 27 from
f0:30 p.m.:
Southside Elementary, 1112 Jasmine St., Fernandina
Yulee Elementary, 86063 Flemor Road, Yulee.
Callahan Elementary School, 449618 Hwy 301,
Hilliard Middle-Senior Highf, One Flashes Ave., Hilliard
The Fernandina Beach Recreation Department will par-
ticipate in the Summer Food Service Program June 11-Aug,
3. Meals will be served from 11;30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the MLKJr. Center, 1200 Elm St.,
Fernandina Beach. All children 18 and younger, if open site,.
are eligible for meals at no charge.
For more information call the recreation department at

4 f

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-Home'Propen 606 Pnom Equipmen t c Sles 619 Busaness Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 81l3 Invesiment Pronpert 858 Conndoi-Unturnlsrnd
I0L Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Coliectbles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West[ Jassau County. 859 Homei-Furn.;red
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garder/-Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 KirgslandStr. tlarvs 860,,shed
103 In Memornam 207 Bu.,ness Opporrunr, 501 Equ.rpmenr 609 Appliances 622 PlantsiSeeds/Femlizer 803 r-iobue Home Lots 816 Camden Count,. 861 %a catc r,rerls
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air CornnonerF/Haters 623 S=,apT'raae 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed Breakfa.ct
105 Publc Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supples 611 Home Fumrshings 624 Wanred to Buy 805 Eeaches 850 RENTALS 863 Commic .
106 Happy Card 302 DieiEx)rc'se 504 Services 612 Muscal Instrurrmens 625 Free items 806 Waterfront 85L Roommate Wantred 864 Comrrercaleh Reta
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies.Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Televsion Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condonminimus 852 ole Homes 901 TRANSPORTATION
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutorrng 601 Garage Sales 614 ]ewelryfWatches '01 Boats & Tradlers 808 Off Islandrfuiee 853 Mobile Home LOts 901 TAut PORAm.bTle
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Artdcles for Sale 615 Building lMaIenals 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 902 Truckt i
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Mlascellaneous 616 Stprage/Warehouses 703 Sprts Equipment Sales BLu Farms & Acreage 855 Apartr-,ents-Furn.shed 903 Vans
202 Sales-Busness 401l Mortgage.Bough,'Sold 604 Bilcycles 617 Mach.r.rv-Toonls Equip. 704 Recreaion Vehicles 811 856 Aparntmenrtu-Unrurn. 904 M.1 toricles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Cumrnurers-Supplies 61B Auctions ;05 ComputerS & Supplies 812 Property Eyihange 857 Condos-Furnlshed 9D5 Commercal



102 Lost & Found I I

If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport 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
married couple seeks to adopt.
Financial security. Let's hell each
other. Expenses paid. Holly & Max. Ask
for Adam (800)790-5260. FL Bar no.
0150789. ANF

Please contact pastor Curvin Gordon
(904) 583-1931 to recover items left at
9.6555 Chester Rd.

Call now to grow your business. Get
your classified ad in 119 newspapers
with one order. Advertising networks of
Florida--(866)742-1373. ANF

105 Public Notice

'Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any
preference, 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
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-

THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
'vill cE, -,i.:t.l.;'...I .'irf on the listed dates
Below: on 6/19/2012 a 2001lDbdge"
Caravan VIN # 2B4GP44321R273063
and on 6/25/2012 a 1996 Nissan
Pathfinder VIN # JN8ARO5Y7TW040865
and a 2000 Nissan Pickup VIN #
1N6DD21SOYC377601, at 12 noon at
1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL
'32034. (904)321-3422'


Banquet Cook/Grill
The Fernandina BeachGolf
Club is looking for a part time
banquet cook. Experience
in large quantity banquet
style cooking is preferred.
We'are also looking for part
btime servers and deli/grill
cooks. Please email
resume to mroberts6n@fer-


201 Help Wanted

WANTED Applicants who love to
work, love natural foods and will love
our customers. Applications available

OSPREY VILLAGE has CNA positions
available. Must have a valid Florida
CNA License, FT, PT, and PRN positions
available. Great Benefits package.
Please apply on line at osprey-
DRIVERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on. to qualified
drivers. Home most weekends. Vets
welcome. (843)268-
3731/ EOE
is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
Companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at
home. No selling, any hours. $500
wkly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700
DEPT. FL-1380.
OSPREY VILLAGE of Amelia Island,
FL is seeking a PART-TIME Wellness
'Associate. The Wellness Associate,
assists in the implementation of
wellness programming and delivery of
wellness classes according to the
specific needs and programs of the
campus. Certifications in CPR/AED and
Group Exercise REQUIRED. Group
Exercise instructor experience
REQUIRED. Please apply by visiting our
website at http://www.osprev-
AVAILABLE P/T position for Server &
Pool Attendant. Must be 18.
Applications accepted at Golf Club of
Amelia, 4700 Amelia Island Parkway.
experienced, Paint Tech full time. Call
Andy (904)261-6604 daytime.
for front & back pediatric office. Full
time with benefits. Fernandina Beach/'
Northside Jax office. Fax resume to
(904) 491-3173.
Housekeepers. Great pay and flexible
schedules. (904)261-9444
DRIVERS Class A Flatbed -$- Home
weekends, run Southeast US, 'requires
1 yr OTR flatbed exp. Pay up to
.39t/mile. Call' (800)572-5489 x227,
;u r.E.:lt Tr-jr.:..:.rr LItC.- ANF '
career starts nowl *$0 Tuition Cost
*No Credit Check *Great Pay &
Benefits. Short employment
commitment req'd. (866)297-8916, ANF
for summer part-time work. Domestic
Diva Property Management (904)465-

CG STUDIO SALON is looking for a
full time hair stylist & facial specialist
to join our team. Call Paulette for more
information (904)728-3463.
NEEDED Train online to become a
Medical 'Office, Assistant. No experience
needed. Training & local job placement
.assistance thru SC Training. HS
Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed.
(888)374-7294. ANF
Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

201 Help Wanted
Fernandina Beach/Northside Jax Office.
Back office experience preferred.
Benefits. Fax resume (904)491-3173.
DRJVERS Earn $45-$50k annually.
Daily or wkly pay. Van & refrigerated
freight. Single source dispatch. Flexible
hometime. CDL-A, 3-mos current OTR
exp., (800)414-
9569. ANF
details on our new pay package. 2 mos
CDL Class A exp. (877)258-878,2, ANF
weekends. Must have own
transportation and references. We do
background checks. Call (904)491-
3873 for appointment.
Learn to drive for Schneider National:
Earn $700/wk. No experience needed.
Local CDL t raining. Ready in just 15
days! (888)368-1964. ANF
Nassau County has an opening for a
Construction Engineering Inspector at
$20.,12-$23.92 plus benefits. Requires
a high school diploma or GED
equivalent with. Vocational/Technical
School training in Construction or
'related field, supplemented by six (6).
to nine (9) .years of experience in
Construction and/or Construction
Project Inspection. Must possess a
valid state driver'slicens. 11u.-t ,t.ta.r.
certification of FDOT Arpr.ail,
Level' 1 and' FDOT Eirlth.c;.r
Construction Irnap-: .riln, Level I wiir.,in
six (6) months of hire dateand obtain
certification of FDOT Asphalt Paving
Level 2 and FDOT Earthwork Inspection
Level 2 within one (1) year of hire
date. Applications will be accepted
through June 19, 2012 and can be
obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96135 Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097., .Phone
(904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797.'
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
Hendricks Rd., Fernandina Beach now
hiring foir the following positions:
LPNs & maintenance workers. Apply In
- aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings
Bay is now hiring a full time with
benefits Rec Spec/Sports Coord NF-03.
$30K-$32K annually based on
qualifications. For this & all MWR/NGIS
jobs please visit the GA Dept. of Labor.
- with 3 to 5 years experience in
Nassau County. Salary commensurate
with experience. Send resume to
Citizens State Bank; PO Box 1355,
Kingsland, GA 31548.
days per' week, flexible hours,
experience preferred. (904)277-2328

204 Work Wanted
can relax. References provided. Please
call (904)477-7192.

-DOMESTIC DIVAS have arrived.
Please call us for all your cleaning
needs. (904)465-0162,
t .com
We do Carpentry, Painting,
Doors, Windows, Shutters,
Repairs, Chores & Errands.
Exp'd.,Reliable. (904)277-4261
summer with 'a concrete patio,
driveway addition, grilling pad, etc.
Starting at $599. 491-4383 or 237-

S 206 Child Care
on Island. Opening for 1 infant.
$120/week. Call (904)277-1848.

207 Business
Nassau County Quota Liquor License.
Send inquiries to: P. 0. Box 766-A,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


301 Schools &

hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF

home. "Medical *Business *Criminal
Justice *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance:, Computerq available.
Financial -aid if qualified. SCHEV
certified. .(877) 206-5165, ANF

503 Pets/Supplies
BEAUTIFUL White English Bulldog -
2 yrs., neutered, extremely well-
trained. Needs retired person. Must be
only dog. Price negotiable. 277-2979

old, will be 5 Ibs at maturity. CKC
papers, 2 sets of shots, 3 times
wormec. Comes w/all equipment. Yard
trained. Price negotiable. 904-277-
8065 Diane.

601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Fri. 6/8 & Sat. 6/9,
8am-? 85263 David Rd., Yulee.

HUGE YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., 7am-
'pm. 97160 Morgan's Way, Pirates
Wood Subdivision.
SAT. 6/9, 8AM-NOON 2124
Highland St. Many Items, good prices.
Come by and see.-
GARAGE SALE Sat. 6/9, 8am-?
Tools, ladies clothes, sporting goods,
household items, lawn care tools,
jewelry and much, much more. 1404
Fountain Dr., off 14th St.
local non-profit dedicated to youth
health programs, is holding a yard sale
June 16 at Amelia Island Self Storage.
Rent a booth for $20 & sell your items
OR donate all your items and proceeds
to LIFT Florida. For more information,
ESTATE SALE Amelia Island Self
Storage (behind Ace Hardware). Sat.
6/9, 9am-? Antiques, electronics,
office furniture, decorating accessories,
household Items, & much more.
8am-? Rain or shine. 8X10 Gypsy
Rose Dash & Albert hooked rug, cutter
quilts, pine table, wicker love seat &
chair, iron candle stands, antique,
bench, & much more. 1566 Plantation
Oaks Terrace. Go south past Harris
Teeter on left.

601 Garage Sales
SALE 5336 Florence Point Drive.
Sat: 6/9, 7a'm-noon. Headboard,-bed
frames, mirrors, wingback recliner,
armoire, desk, antique birds eye maple
dressing table, new mahogany French
doors, 48" round dining table, sofa
table, lamps, rugs, outdoor furniture,
games, books, china, glassware,
decorating accessories and m6re. Cash
Only. 261-8467

626 S. 8TH ST. Three Little Birds.
Now offering original American Girl-Doll
items on consignment. Stop. by and
check out our selection, Mon Sat.
YARD SALE Elliptical, bicycle, dishes,
furniture, stereo, & clothing. 86096
Springmeadow Ave. Sat. 6/9, 8am.
3-FAMILY SALE Oriental rugs,
furniture, antiques, toys, exercise
equipment, dishes, etc. Inside, 8am-
1pm Saturday. 801 Park View PI., east
off Hickory St.
YARD SALE -'Hickory Village, 86201
Sand Hickory Trail. 6/15 thru 6/19,
9am-4pm. Something for everyone
Kid's clothes, furniture, household,
interiors, rugs, toys. Come by & check
it out.
AMELIA PARK -8' 8" x 12' rug, (2)
wingback chairs, new 'office chair, misc.
items from clothes to decorating. 1860
Neighbor St. Sale behind house
(Burnham Ln.) Fri. 6/8 & Sat. 6/9,
GROUP YARD SALE Kitchenware,
furniture, tools, clothing, bedding,
'linens, pictures, etc. Sat. 6/9; 8aim-
12pm. 95207 Twin Oaks Ln., off
Barnwell Rd. & Spanish Oaks.
CAT ANGELS.- Household items,
books, CDs, videos, ladies, clothing
(size small & medium). Sat. 6/9, 9am-
1pm. 709 S. 8th St.
YARD SALE Sat., 8am-12pm. 707
Stanley Dr. (2) Kings size headboards,
clothes, iron bench, flower pots, & lots
more. Rain cancels.
YARD SALE Entire contents of home
for sale including some antiques.
85599 Kirkland Rd. in Yulee. Fri. 6/8 &
Sat. 6/9, 8am-? Rain postpones until
next week.

602 Articles for Sale
GUN SHOW June 9th & 10th. Prime
Osborn Convention Center,'1000 Water
St., Jax. (1-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free
Parking. Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-

705 Campers & Supplies
2000 POP-UP CAMPER Coleman
Utah.. 25 ft. open. Inside toilets & slide
outs. Tows easy. $3,500. (904)845-
2075 or.(904)507-8380

802 Mobile Homes
MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
$4,500: (904)583-4459

3BR/2BA TRIPLE WIDE sitting on 4
acres on Lofton Creek. Close to YMS
and YHS. $119,000. (904)583-2009.

804 Amelia Island Homes
FSBO 129 N. 17TH ST Lg lot, brick,
3BR/2BA Updated kitchen. Two car
garage. Bonus detached garage. Short
walk to beach or downtown. 1574 sq
ft. $197K. 583-0123

FSBO Great location, convenient to
schools, shopping and beach. 3BR/2BA
split floor plan with home office area.
1700sf. $198K. (904)753-9061

805 Beaches
Visit 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.

808 Off Island/Yulee
garage, mother in law suite,
immaculate condition, owner financing
considered Call for your showing.
Daune Davis, Watson Realty Corp,

Metal r-.o:.,ar, .'u.r.f.i..r.'" Call "0 12, 817 Other Areas

603 Miscellaneous
MEET SINGLES right now! No paid
operators, just real people like you.
Browse greetings, exchange messages
& connect live. Try it, free. Call now
(888)744-4426. ANF'

Buy Swamp Gator All Natural Insect
Repellent. Family safe. Use head to.
toe. Available at Ace Hardware, The
-Home Depot & ANF

S 618 Auctions

AUCTIONS Online bidding only! #1 -
Swaim Machine Co., Inc. Scottsboro,
AL #2 Golden Seal Svcs., Inc..
marianna, FL. CNC Machines Lathes -
Shears Welders, MORE!'Bid now @ or www.Sold- Pete Horton AL#213
(800)548-0130. ANF

home Cullman, AL. 5BR/5BA,
equipment bard, 11+/acres. (205)326-0833,
Granger, Thagard & Assoc., Jack F.
Granger, #873. ANF

20 ACRES Live on land now! Only
$99/mo. $0 down, owner financing, no
credit checks. Near El Paso, TX.
Beautiful mountain views. Free color
(800) 755-8953. ANF

851 Roommate Wanted
1BA house on the island. References
required. Call (904)557-1065.



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852 Mobile ms |
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on 1/2 acre
located In Yulee. $750/mo. + $500
deposit. 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
2BR/1.SBA SW Newly' remodeled.
$675/mo: 2BR/1BA, $500/mo, Yulee.,
Water Included. (904)501-5999

856 Apartments
For Rent 2BR/1.5BA TH apt. CH&A,
stove, refrig., D/W, carpet. Service
animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr.. Call (904)261-3035.

ON ISLAND Remodid, 2/1 & 2/2 BR w/U, ceiling rans. includes water,
SWMH $165 wk/$550 mo.+dep. Utils sewer & garbage. $900/mo. + dep.
avail. Also, Effic Ajts, $145wk/$580 Available 7/1. Call 277-7622.
mo.+dep. w/ Util. 261-5034
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFI included. (904)225- 2BR/2.SBA TOWNHOUSE 1 block
5577. from beach. North Pointe, Unit 18.
$950/mo. + utilities. (904)753-0256
2BR/1BA near hospital, Nectarine, & .
14th St. $650/mo. including water,
trash pickup, & lawn maintenance. Call
(904)261-6838.' M

855 Apartmnihedt
Furnished. '

DEEP WATER 1BR, cozy, furnished.
Available July 1. Cal (904)703-4265.
AT BEACH 1BR, incl. .til. $225/wk,
$895/mo'+ dep. ALSO ON ISLAND
mobile homes. 2/1 & 2/. start
$150/wk. Call for details 261-5034. -
Carport, elect., Water, garbage, w/d,
cable TV. All furnished, in Nassauville.
6 mo. lease. ,500C,. rro, $300/dep. 277-.
3819 ,

Unfurniishedi ,
2BR/1BA urnurn uprtair5 beacri-dE
unit at 832 N Fletcher. Covered ocean
view deck. Remodeled thru-qut. CH&A
&. W/D. $950 w/12 mo lease + $300
dep. $100 ff 2nd mo's 'rent w/12 mb
Lease. Utilities included except phone.
Service animals'only & .no smoking..
Ref's req'd. Also, 2BR/1BA
downstairs unit $900/mo. Call
277-3317 or e-mail
Affordable Lving Rent from. $560-
&747 for eligible.persqns/famllles: 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post' Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817 Hardicap cc.essble
apartments avadiable This institution
is an equal opportunir provider and
employer. TDD. 711

SPACIOUS U & SEURE -3 R/ ena unit townhouse.: On pond and
preservation Upgraded amenities:
Screened porcn Garage. Community
pool $1125 (631)873-9895.:
FOR LEASE 3BR/2BA condo.
'Beachfront gated community Ground
floor, no'steps;.2 pools, il 001 mo Call

1850 omes-Unfurnished'
3BR/2BA race neighborhood on
Island, fenced yard $975/mo. +
depoilt i904)556-9010
W/D hookup, all new appliances.
South 6th St. Minutes from downtown.
Appointment only. Call (904)753-1346,
ISLAND 3BR/2BA, split floor plan,
home office, fireplace, spnnkler i, stern
and yard s r.i-e rncluoea
Conveniently located to schools,
'shopping 'arid beach: -$1200/mo.
Available July 1. (904)753-9061 .
PINEY ISLAND 91042 1500sf, 3BR/
2.5BA. $1,450/mo. (904)463-2770
2BA, 2-car garage, brick home, tile
floors, W/D, fenced backyard.
$1100/mo. (904)206-2841
ISLAND HOME off of; Citroia.,
'Available nowl 3BR, 2BA fenced yard,
2 car' garage well maintained.
'$13'50/mo. Includes lawn maintenance.
J50 app. fee wicrciit and background
check. Sea Horse
'Properties: (904)572-4788

860 Homes-Unfurnished 7
1BR COTTAGE on Piney Island
marsh. $ 725/mo. (904)463-2770
LOFTON POINTE 4/2, 2037sf. L
$1200/mo. Call Owner (904)556-3705

861 Vacation Rentals
Mountains. River overlook,, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views.. Peaceful.
$495.a week. Call (904)757-5416.

deep water canal. $1000/wk. + tax. (954)821-1430
Call (904)261-4066, C;H. 'Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance' (904)557-5644
up to 2,000 sq. ft. Common area
receptionist, Internet, phone; utilities, ,,
conference room, breakroorn, securmlt,
all included. For inf:o call '53-4179 .
Hardwood floors, brick exposures, new
windows, reception area and more.
:(3) Offices, (2). Bathrooms. Must see!
$1250/mo. Call' (904)261-9556 or
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2005 LEXUS ES330 Orig. owner,
50,000 mi., dark green, sunroof,
cruise, leatherseats, loaded. $8,950.
,(904)261-5201 or cell (904)583-0263
2003 FORD' EXPEDITION 3rd row
seating, very low miles, $11,900.

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2 Wild Grape- 2,934 sf. 3BR/3BA well 95045 Periwinkle Plate- 2239 sf. 4BR/2.5BA 2

appointed home located on Omni' Amelia
Island Plantation. Beautiful Kitchen with solid
surface countertops and lots 6f windows.
Living Room with built-ins surrounding the
Fireplace and separate formal Dining Room.
Master suite located on first floor with both
Guest Rooms located on the second alongwith
the Private Study. Large back porch that's

perfect for entertaining and overlooking the
privare dock and pond. Pets ok. On Island.

53 Marsh Creek Road- 2617 sf. 3BR/3BA

story home with 3 car garage in Amelia Concourse.
Tiled throughout Main Living Areas. Upscale
Kitchen with Granite & Stainless Appliances
overlooking large Family Room. Separate Formal
Dining Room. Screened porch with Backyard
overlooking the'pond.. Loft upstairs that has
multiple uses. Master Suite has separate Shower and
Garden Tub. Pets ok. OffIsland. $1,550/mo.

3322 Fairway Oaks- 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni
Amelia Island Plantation villa located on the
Fairway. Recently remodeled with updated Kitchen'
and appliances. Generous living spaces with
Living/Dinning Room combined. Master suite
with private 'bath. Optional AIP membership'
available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island.

Amelia Island Plantation home located on the 86125 Sand Hickory. Trail-' 2044 s, 4BR/2BA
Fairway! Open, spacious and bright floor plan hbuse in Hickory Village: Walk to Yulee middle
and. high schools. Great open floor plan with LR
with high ceilings throughout. Eat-in Kitchen and R on front of hse open to large family
and DRon front of house open to large family
with built in desk/workstation 'leading to tiled room. Nice upgraded kitchen with breakfast area.
Flooring Room. Master Suite upstairs as well Split foot plan with master suite on one side and 3
as large bonus room with balcony over looking guest rooms on other. Irrigation system. Pets ok.
Offisland. $1,350/mo.

Family Room. Backyard faces Fairway. No
Pets. On Island. $1;995/mo.

2488A First Avenue- 1088 sf. 2BR/2BA
townhouse on First Avenue in Fernandina Beach.
Breakfast bar in the kitchen. Master bedroom has

balcony overlooking the backyard and Atlantic
Ocean! Pets ok. On Island. $1,100/mo.

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Tarpon'.Ave., 3 Plex at Marsh Lakes, 3BR/3BA
Main 'Beach. $265;000 spacious townhome in
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SM LS#56325 acceptable offer

5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity 96209 CAPTAINS POINTE
on the corner of. Lewis and Eryin RD. Premium residential lot
seet on historical American Beach.incommunity.
This 50'x115' lot is fenced. Price g d om ni
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BA very 'nice home
$163,000 MLS# 56950.

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$44,000 #56771

* Lot 13 Avery Rd.
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Floor Unit! 2/2 $295,000 MLS N. Fletcher (lot) combined
* Lot 15 Avery Rd. #57243 properties. One quarter (1/4)
$44,000 #56773 interest for sale. "As Is"
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$I,650/mo. indudes most utilities, water,
sewergarbage, able and internet Available
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
-Across the street from the beach.All util.
wi-fi.TV &phone.
*3BR 3BA'townhome in Sandp)per-Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes & meaning fee.
*Anmela Prk Unit B small offic(2
S'rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft. $1000/mo. +
sales tax.
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910 approx. rq tr 3 offcts, rcception
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