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FRIDAY OCTOBER26. 2012/22 PAGES, 2SECnONS fbnewsleader.com

County to upgrade

Yulee Sports complex

News- Leader

On a unanimous vote, Nassau County Commissioners
agreed Monday to spend $280,000 upgrading facilities at
the Yulee Sports Complex on Goodbread Road.
Project funding would not be used to expand the bor-
ders of the 20-acre park, but instead to expand facilities
"in order to accommodate the new population," accord-
ing to county documents.
Those upgrades would acid two restrooms, septic and
drainage upgrades, fencing and bleachers to the park's
current facilities, said Peter King, the county's interim
growth management director.
The ballpark has football, baseball and softball fields,
tennis courts, a gymnasium and hosts community events
such as the Yulee Holiday Festival.
Commissioner Steve Kelley said the county would-
fund the :upgrades with impact fees collected from devel-
opments in District 3, which includes Yulee.
"This comes from an account that is restricted for
this purpose, and I support it," Kelley said.



TALLAHASSEE -A tropical stotm
watch is in effect from Flagler Beach
north to ,Fernandina Beach as
Hurricane Sandy moves north.
A wet and windy Florida/Georgia
weekend is possible for Amelia Island.
The chance of rain Saturday afternoon
during the game is 40-percent.
Floridians are urged to remain alert
as a tropical storm warning has been
extended along Florida's Atlantic Coast
from Ocean Reef to Flagler Beach,
through Miami-Dade and for Lake
Okeechobee. The State Emergency
Operations Center in Tallahassee is
currently operating at a level two par-
tial activation.
A Category 2 hurricane, Sandy was
located about 400 miles southeast of
Miami and moving north at 18 mph
Thursday. The official forecast from
the National Hurricane Center shows
a large and powerful Hurricane Sandy
passing over the Bahamas Thtirsday
night and Friday.
Maximum sustained winds had
increased to 105 mph. Windy condi-
tions began Thursday for portions of
South Florida. Winds could gust to
40-50 mph or higher in the tropical
storm warning area. High winds are
likely along the Amelia Island coastline
as Sandy approaches.
Storm surges will raise water levels
one to two feet above normal tide, but
large and battering waves will likely
result in beach erosion, coastal flood-
ing and a high rip current risk lasting
as long as the middle of next week.
Breakers as high as 10 feet at the coast
and waves of 20-30 feet offshore are
forecast. Small craft advisories are in
effect for most of the Florida coastal
waters, even on the Gulf coast.
Although the flood risk is current-
ly expected to be low, rainfall amounts
may reach 1-3 inches along the East
Coast and the high winds may make
driving difficult.
"Residents and visitors in thd warn-.
ing and watch areas should prepare for
impacts as soon as possible with an
emergency plan and disaster supply
kit," said Florida Division of
Emergency Management Director
Bryan W. Koon. "Heed all instructions
from local officials and stay tuned to
local media for developments."
The Atlantic hurricane season runs
from June 1 to Nov. 30. Visit
www. FloridaDisaster.org to plan for

The $280,000 to fund improvements
comes from impact fees collected from
developers in Yulee.

"It's a great opportunity for the county to use these
fees" that it would have to return to developers if they're
not used, King said Monday.
Local governments charge impact fees to developers
to help offset the costs of new growth. Commissioners ini-
tially voted to suspend the collection of impact fees in
June 2008 and have since extended that stoppage indef-
initely, based on recommendations from the Planning &
Zoning Board and the Impact Fee & Concurrency Task
Force assembled and led by Commission Chair Danny

Callahan, not JEA,

may water plants

Officials are ready to discuss how
the town of Callahan might supply
water and sewer service to the pro-
posed Crawford Diamond industrial
park a major component of the coun-
ty's economic future but details on
the project's funding are yet to be
Callahan Town Council is sched-
uled to consider the topic at a work-
shop next month. Town officials are
expected to hear a proposal from the
Nassau County Ocean Highway &
Port Authority and Rayonier on how to
pay for those services on the 1,800-
acre industrial park owned by Terra
Pointe, Rayonier's real estate devel-
opment arm.
Port Authority Chair Danny


Bill and Paula Carrier check out the eats, above, at the 21st annual Taste of Amelia Island culinary
fair to benefit the Nassau County Volunteer Center Friday at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Ballroom. With a theme of Celebrate Autumn on Amelia, top, numerous restaurants and wine pur-
veyors highlighted their cuisines and wines and there was a silent auction and music by the
Palmetto Catz.

Fullwood said a bond issue to cover
the costs of new infrastructure is one
possibility. But, he said, officials still
need to review more details to deter-
mine the extent of their ability to issue
bonds, how much of the project a bond
could pay for and who would pay it
Callahan Mayor Shirley Graham
confirmed Thursday that the Port
Authority had suggested a bond issue
to pay for the extension of water and
sewer to the industrial park 4.5 miles
southwest of Callahan.
The workshop is scheduled for 6
p.m. Nov. 19 at the Nassau County
building on Mickler Street in Callahan.
According to an email Oct. 15 from
Graham to County Manager Ted
Selby, "The purpose of the meeting is
DIAMOND Continued on 3A

Port loses


A port call in the Caribbean added
to i e route of a longstanding carrier
has left the Port of Fernandina out of
tIh, loop. But losing that account won't
.ink port revenues, officials said.
Seaboard Marine, an independent
container carrier out of Miami, and
i'reen Island Maritime, its subsidiary
'ih.ii serviced ships in port, recently
withdrew their business after 14 years
with the Port, but representatives
declined to say why.
Representatives of Seaboard
Marine and Green Island Maritime
declined comment when contacted
Their departure won't hurt port
rnt enues because they haven't been
major customers during the past cou-
ple of years, said Val Schwec, com-
mercial director for Kinder Morgan,
which operates the port for the Nassau
County Ocean Highway and Port
"Seaboard'did .have some ships
.coming in here, but their leaving is
not going to be a great loss because
they've been backing off for awhile,"
said Port Commissioner Danny
Fullwood, who estimated that port rev-
enues are down about 3-5 percent this
"Somebody will step up and replace
"You don't want to see anybody ever
leave," Schwec said. "We're going to
stay in touch with them. In the mean-
time, we'll look for opportunities to
replace that business."
Initially, the Miami-based carrier
made trips through Fernandina four
times a month, Schwec said, but that
number halved after Seaboard added
more stops in the Caribbean, which
put it behind schedule and forced it to
skip Fernandina to maintain its sched-
ule. He said shipping the cargo left
behind in Fernandina to Miami via
truck proved too costly, so Seaboard
cut Fernandina from the route.
"Obviously, from my perspective, I
wish they would have just put in faster
vessels, but I respect their decision
and analysis," said Schwec, who noted
that the Port and Seaboard still have a
good relationship.
Fullwood credited a shrinking mar-
ket with the loss of business, noting
that Fernandina was a niche port for
Seaboard. "They're based out of Miami
... this is just a small niche port for
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FRIDAY. OCTOBER 26.2012 NEWS News-Leader

L. Ray Davis
L. Ray Davis, 77, passed
away peacefully on Thursday,
October 25,2012 at his home in
Fernandina Beach. "Ray" was
born in Pierce County, Georgia,
to the late Clyde C. Davis and
the late Gladys Crawford Davis
Peterson. As a small boy, he
grew up on a farm in Pierce
County and then lived in
-,OW Georgia for
his wa ..o., his school
U j years. At
age 15' he
started dat-
a ing his
future wife,
Marlene'Bennett. Ray worked
his way through Auburn
University and was a member of
the Sigma Chi fraternity. He
married Marlene during his
Junior year at Auburn and
proudly graduated in 1959. Ray
and Marlene's first child was
born later that year.
Ray's family is extremely
proud of his lifelong dedication
to both his family and profes-
sion. There was always a sense
of optimism in the Davis house-
hold, and he always worked
hard to make things "better" for
his family. There were plenty of
tough times, but there was
always a confidence that the
family would emerge stronger
and better off. We were all great-
ly blessed by the confidence he
instilled in us... .that we were
safe, secure, and things would
work out "all-right".
Ray had over 45 years of
heavy marine and civil con-
struction experience and sub-
sequently served successfully
at virtually every level of man-
agement in his 32 years with
Hardaway Company of Colum-
bus, Georgia. He later served in
senior management- positions
with the Marine Group of TIC
(The Industrial Company) in
Savannah, Georgia and Wood
Hopkins Contracting Company,
a heavy marine contractor locat-
ed in Jacksonville, Florida.
Career recognition include
the 1990 George S. Richardson
Medal, presented at the Inter-
national Bridge Conference in
Pittsburgh, and Engineering
News Record's prestigious
Construction Man of the Year
nomination for engineering/
construction work, for restor-
ing the Ben Sawyer Bridge to its
foundations after Hurricane
Hugo struck near Charleston,
South Carolina.
In 1967 through 1971, Ray
was Project Manager on the
construction of the southbound
Sunshine Skyway Bridge over
Tampa Bay. In 1980, when a
freighter rammed into the main
piers of the southbound bridge,
he answered an urgent call from
the State of Florida to clear the
bridge wreckage, which was
blocking the main channels to
deep draft vessels; then dealt
with the rebuilding of the
In 1972 he was elected Vice
President of the Hardaway
Company and in 1986 he served
as Executive Vice President of
Special Projects relating to
major bridges and heavy marine
construction. Ray was also
directly involved in other sig-
nificant bridge projects in
Florida, Alabama Mississippi,
Virginia, Maryland, North
Carolina and Georgia.
Fernandina Beach was
always a special place to Ray
and Marlene and they perma-
nently relocated there in 2000.
Ray stayed a$ busy after
'retirement as he did before. He
had his own consulting compa-
ny and also joined Volkert and
Associates as its design-build
executive advisor. He was a
member of Fernandina's Mem-
orial United Methodist Church
and loved his Com-munity Bible
Study brothers. He was the des-
ignated Banana pudding maker
(only with Merangue!) for Bible
' Study social events. He was also
former president of the
Lanceford Creek Homeowners
Associa-tion and the
Terpsichorean Dance Club,
where he loved to Jitter'-Bug.
Survivors include his wife of



55 years, Marlene; daughter,
Dawn Fischer, her husband
Werner Fischer III and their
son Werner IV; a son, Gary
Davis and wife Debbie of
Treasure Island, Florida; their
children Bennett (Treasure
Island), Brooke (Atlanta,
Georgia) and Blake (Auburn
.University); nephew Rip Snow,
wife Becky and son Jackson of
Waycross, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held
at 10:00 am on Monday at
Memorial United Methodist
Church with Pastor Brett
Opalinski officiating. He will be
laid to rest following the service
in Bosque-Bello Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends Sunday evening from 5-
7 pm at the funeral home.
Please share his life story
and leave words of comfort at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Steven G. Herman
Steven. G. Herman, 65, of
Fernandina Beach, FL passed
away on October 19, 2012 at his
home. He was born on
Mishawaka, Illinois and attend-
ed Hammond High School in
Hammond, Indiana.
Mr. Herman joined the
Army in 1965 and was sent to
Vietnam and Thailand in 1966.
During his tour
he was award-
ed The Purple
'Heart, a
Bronze Star
and a Silver
Star. His mili-
tary career
spanned 12 years, 4 years in the
Army and 8 years in the Air
Mr. Herman moved to
Fernandina Beach in 1987 from
Portsmouth, NH. He worked at
Kings Bay Naval Base as a
Supervisor in the Machine
Shop. Mr. Herman was an active
member in the local VFW and
American Legion. His hobbies
included reading, making parts
for motorcycles and riding his
Mr. Herman is survived by
his daughter, Julie (Keith)
Overton of St. Pete Beach, FL.,
a son, Steve (Mary) Herman of
Tennessee, a sister, Susan
Herman of Maine, a brother,
Mike- Herman of Florida and
his former wife of 40 years,
Darlene Herman.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Gorenflo Edmond
Wilder Sr.
Gorenflo Edmond Wilder,
Sr. (Gonnie), a resident of
Fernandina Beach, went to
meet his heavenly father on
October 23, 2012, at the home of
his daughter at the age of 72.
He served in the Army, and
worked as an 'assistant to the
chief of radiology as a radiolo-
gist technician at Duval Medical
Center in his earlier years. He
was a shrimper with his father
v t and family in
P. Apalachicola,
w H Fla. He was an
..avid fisherman
and had a true
passion for and
knowledge of
nature. He
loved to be outside and around
water. He always has had a dog
in tow and especially loved his
faithful companion "Mud Bone".
Preceded in death by his
wife, Betty Wilder, of Apalachi-
cola, Fla., Juanita Christine
Wilder (mother), Afired Goren-
flo Wilder (father), Lewis
Ronald Wilder (brother).
He leaves behind, a son,
Edmund Gorenflo Wilder, a
daughter, Elizabeth Rudene
Wilder-Broussard (Michael),
sister Carol Bunk (Ralph), sister
Tina Spradley (Russel), and a
brother, Mallory Wilder. He had
two granddaughters, Tiffany
Rowe (C.W.) and Heather
Broussard. He had one great-
grandson, Cason Rowe. As well
as many dear nieces and
nephews, friends and family
Eternity Funeral Home &
Cremations -Nassau

Newus Leader

Amelia Island Genealogical
Society member Ilori S.
Miranda says today's genealo-
gists are on the edge when it
comes to new technology, and
are likely to be using GPS,
social media, etc.
"If someone's idea of a
genealogist is someone sitting
in dusty municipal archives,
even that has changed. For one,
there is the drive to digitize
records, public and private, and
that allows access through a
computer," said Miranda.
"On the other hand, society
as a whole has become con-
cerned with privacy issues, so
in some instances, avenues
available in the past for
research are closing. To say
nothing of how TV programs
like, 'Who Do You Think You
Are' have popularized the
search," she added.
AIGS has been helping peo-
ple research their family trees
for 20 years. The society was
created to offer people a place

where they
could get
training and
find resour-
ces to help
them do their
J genealogy
BoyerSayre research,
says Gloria
To o m e y,
AIGS secretary.
Monthly meetings feature
informative speakers and the
annual five-week beginners'
course covers everything new
enthusiasts need to be suc-
cessful in their research.
The society publishes a
monthly newsletter and a quar-
terly publication, the Nassau
County Genealogist.
AIGS has a large collection
of genealogy and family history
books in the Fernandina Beach
librai'y and two computers
there ar'e dedicated to genealog-
ical research.
"We. offer a wide variety of
services and help to the public
and all for the price of mem-
bership in the society of only

Toys for Tots ride

planned for Nov. 3

The American Legion
Riders Chapter 54 and the
Marine Corp. League Detach-
ment 1017 will hold their 4th
annual Toys For Tots Poker
Run on Nov. 3 at the American
Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third
St. in Fernandina Beach.
The fundraising event rais-
es money to purchase bicy-
cles arid toys for the less for-
tunate children of Nassau
County. Event registration is
from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $10 per
rider, and $5 for passengers.
Cars are always welcome.
Best poker hand wins $100.
A 50/50 raffle and prize raf-
fles will be held throughout
the event, and will be drawn
at 5 p.m. Raffle tickets are $1
a piece or six for $5 (winners
need not be present to win).
Raffle prizes include a one
night stay at Days Inn and
Suites of Fernandina Beach,
gift certificates from Deena A

Classic Salon, Changes Salon,
Publix, Winn Dixie, Courtyard
Cafe, Hwy 17, O'Kanes Irish
Pub, Marker 13 Bar and Grill,
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q,
Chilis, Panera Bread, Lisa's
Home Services, massage from
Island Massages, tax services
from Liberty Tax Services, a
Harley Davidson basket and
much more.
Toys for Tots T-shirts are
on sale now and during the
event. Short sleeve shirts ate
$10 each and long sleeve are
$15. Proceeds go to this fund-
raising event. Nbn-participant
poker hands may be purchas-
ed before the event for $5.
Last bike/car in at 4 p.m.,
where the Mike Hendrix
Band will donate their musical
talents from 4-6 p.m., followed
by karoke from 7-10 p.m. For
information contact Marge
Brewer at 415-1893 or Bob
Clifton at 206-0223. ,

Saving lives through

Barnabas programs
Breast cancer has an insid- is committed to serving as the
ious way of touching most safety net provider for women
everyone's life whether it's a without alternate choices for
mother, sister, cousinror friend, care. This past year, two
Each year .approximately women screened through the
180,000 women are diagnosed clinic were diagnosed with
with breast' cancer in the breast cancer; one shared that
United States and 40,000 the Women's Clinic Program
women die as a result of their was her last hope. She didn't
illness. have insurance and could not.
This October marks the afford alternate care. Her diag-
25th annual Breast Cancer nosis was malignant carcino-
Awareness moQth, and Barna- ma of the breast.
bas' Women's Clinic program The importance of screen-
is playing an important role by ings and examinations is the
providing critical breast screen- early detection, which is criti-
ing exams for the women in cal fighting this disease. As this
Nassau County who might oth- October comes to an end, the
erwise fall through the cracks. good news is that there is an
Women who do not qualify option serving as a beginning
for other programs, are with- for many Nassau County
out medical insurance and at women that previously didn't
200 percent or below the pover- have access to screening.
ty guideline are being helped. The Barnabas Women's
The primary focus of Clinic Program sees patients
Barnabas's Women's Clinic is two Wednesdays per month.
to provide services for women Access to the program is made
at risk. Whether it is through through the Barnabas Samari-
annual breast screening exams tan Medical Program at 1886
or the other service. Barnabas South 14th St. Call 261-7887.


East Nassau Community
Planning Area zoning does
not require a 10-acre mini-
mum as reported in "Yulee
growth on the way" on page
* A3 Wednesday, according to
Interim Growth
Management Director Peter

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King. That requirement
dealt with a separate meas-
ure. The zoning serves as a
placeholder until develop-
ments submit a detailed site
area plan, King said.
The News-Leader strives
for accuracy. We will prompt-
ly correct all factual errors.
Please notify the editor of
errors at mparnell@/bnews
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$20," said Toomey.
Visit the AIGS website at
aigensoc.org for information on
their efforts to preserve
records of 54 local cemeteries.
AIGS will hold its 20th
anniversary Genealogy
Seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 3 at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2800
South 14th St.
Nationally known speaker
Pamela Boyer Sayre will pres-
ent topics related to the study of
As a certified genealogist,
Sayre is familiar with a wide
variety of tools researchers can
use in their studies.
She has shared that knowl-
edge at seminars in 31 states
using everyday language to
explain how computers can
help genealogists perform
research, record their findings
and analyze results.
She has taught courses at
Samford University's Institute
of Genealogy and Historical
Research, Salt Lake Institute of
Genealogy, the Genealogical
'Institute of Mid-America and

AIG(S will hold its 20th
ainni et- ii -,- Genealogy
Seminar from 9 ajm. to 4
pi m Nov. 3 at the Church
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al Certificate Program in
Forms are available at all
Nassau County libraries or visit
www.aigensoc.org for the reg-
istration form, topic descrip-
tions and directions.
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Cedar Haven Transitional
House for Homeless Women
needs volunteers with expe-
rience in a "wide array" of
areas, including with back-
grounds or working experi-
ence as counselors, tutors or
If you have a heart for
helping others, have time in
your schedule to share, and
believe that its truly good to
give back or even "pay it for-'
ward," you are invited to the
Volunteer Open House Oct.
29 at 7 p.m. at 900 Cedar St.,
Fernandina Beach. Hear and
see what the program offers
to help transition-displaced
women establish a viable
For information contact
Valerie Baker'at (904) 635-
8789 or bakerrv@bellsouth.
net, or email Tarah Eckman
Clothing drive
Patchington women's
boutique. I44 SaSadh:r P..ad.
will collect gently worn cloth-
ing through Oct. 29 to give
to Micah's Place, Nassau
County's domestic violence
shelter, and its Purple Dove
resale store. Patchington will
give all donors up to $25 off
each piece of replacement
clothing they buy. For details
call the store at 261-8486.
Driver class
Update your driving skills
while compensating for
aging. A driver safety class
will be held at 8:45 a.m. Oct. '
29-30 at First Presbyterian
Church in Fernandina. Cost
is minimal and upon comple-
tion of the course, you can
save on your auto insurance.
Class size is limited. Call 261-
3837 to register.
Garage sale
Stop by Cats Angels, 709
S. Eighth St., on Nov. 3 from
9 a.m.-2 p.m. for a huge
garage sale. It's their first
one in a few months and will
include lots of new inventory
from which to choose,
including furniture, books,
household items, toys, bric-a-
brac and more. Come early "
for the best selection. All
proceeds support of Cats
Angels, Inc. SPCA- a 501(c)
3 nonprofit organization that
receives no government
monies and relies solely on
donations, grants and
fundraising to support its
Diabetes help
Take Charge of your
Diabetes is a three-session
series presented by the
University of Florida, Nassau
County Extension Service to
help those with type II dia-
betes or pre-diabetes under-
stand and manage their con-
dition armed with knowledge
about diabetes, glucose mon-
itoring, medications, meal





Responding to a state warning, the Nassau
County Civil Defense stepped up plans for emer-
gency action.
October 25, 1962

Saturday classes for public school students
needing remedial help were about to become a
reality under a new state law.
October 29, 1987

A ballot amendment to Florida's Constitution
proposed to make pre-kindergarten education
free for every four-year-old in the state.
October 25, 2002

planning and physical fit-
Classes will be held Nov.
5, 8 and 13 from 10 a.m. to
noon at the Multipurpose
County Building, 543350 US
1, at the Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds in Callahan.
Contact Meg McAlpine at
491-7340 to register.
Garage Sale
The Ann Dickens Circle
of United Methodist Women
at Memorial United
Methodist Church will have
their annual garage sale
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov.
10 at 4418 Titleist Drive,
Fernandina Beach. Proceeds
are used to support charita-
ble missions.

Veterans Day
American Legion Post 54
will sponsor the Veterans
Day Parade honoring all who
served at 11 am. Nov. 10.
For entry information con-
tact Cathy Dopson at 261-
8473. The parade will line up
at 10:30 a.m, at the baseball
field at Ash and 11th streets.
Line-up numbers will be
Libraries closed
The Nassau County
Library System will be
closed on Nov. 12 for the
Veterans' Day Holiday. The
book drops will remain open.
Memory screens
Osprey Village, 48
-Osprey Village Drive, Amelia
Island, will hold memory
screenings at its Wellness
Center on Nov. 13 from 9:30-
11:30 a.m. Call 432-1190 to
A screening can check a
person's memory and other
thinking skills and can indi-
cate if someone might bene-
fit from'a more complete
medical visit. The event is
part of National Memory
Screening Day, an annual ini-
tiative of the Alzheimer's
Foundation of America.
Library board
The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
meet Nov. 13, from 3-5 p.m.
at Fernandina Beach City
Hall, 204 Ash St. The public
is invited. For information
call 277-7365.
Car show
I Jacksonville Automotive
Muscle presents "Jam! Fest
2012 Car and Truck Show"
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 at
Rick Keffer Dodge/Chrys-
ler/Jeep on A1A in Yulee.
Open to all makes and mod-
els, the show will support
Homes for Our Troops.
Registration fee is $25 and
will be held from 8-10 a.m.
on show day. The first 50
entrants receive a goodie
bag and dash plaque. There
will be a 50/50 raffle, door
prizes, giveaways and more.
Trophy classes include Best
in Show, People's Choice,
Kid's Choice, Top 20 Cars,
first, second and third place
cars and trucks/SUVs. For
information go to www.jam-
Items wanted
Buy-Gones Ladies Resale,
1014 S. Seventh St., is col-
lecting greeting cards (front
part only) for St. Jude's
Children's Ranch; towels for
PE.T hand-cranked cycles;
old bedspreads for animal
shelter pet bedding; and
boxes of individually
wrapped snacks for the USO.
Call 277-4071.


AIGS seminar celebrates 20 years

Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

FRIDAY. Oc I ()B[:R 26, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Tompkins Landing Road abandoned

News Leader

Nassau County Commis-
sioners, aiming to stem the flow
of trespassers and partiers into
Tompkins landing in Hilliard,
decided Monday night to aban-
don Tompkins Landing Road.
The unanimous vote to aban-
don the roadway came on the
heels of pleas from several res-
idents, many of whom wanted
the road abandoned. They
urged the board to "shut down"
the road and "eliminate" prob-
lems with out-of-county visitors
who trespass, litter, party and
pick fights with locals.
The decision, which leaves
maintenance of the road to near-
by residents, effectively closed
the formerly public road, mak-
ing it a private route for those
who reside near Tompkins
Landing. Commissioner Stacy
Johnson, who voted for the
measure, said it might have the
unwanted effect of displacing,
kayakers and other groups that
want to enjoy the river and pose

Continued from 1A
to hear a proposal from the Port
Authority to the Town of
Callahan regarding Crawford
Crawford Diamond is being
promoted as an economic hub
given its proximity to two rail-
roads, interstate highways
deepwater ports, an interna-
tional airport and the
Jacksonville metropolitan area
Nassau County officials believe
it could generate industrial uses
that could become a major
employer on the West Side of
the county.
JEA, the Jacksonville author-
ity that is contracted to service
that part of Nassau County,
gave Callahan officials permis-
sion to provide water and sewer
service to the industrial site,
and build the necessary infra-
structure, Oct. 4.
"JEA has graciously said,
'OK, if you want to do it, go
ahead and do it," County
Commissioner Walter
Boatright, whose district
includes Callahan, said at a
commission meeting Monday.
A letter dated Oct. 5 from
Vickie Cavey, director of strate-
gic partnershipsand acquisi-,
tions for JEA, to Clerk of Court
John Crawford and copied to
the county officials, authorized
Callahan to proceed with the
project with some caveats.
"Callahan can provide serv-
ice and infrastructure directly
itself, and if it does so, JEA will
consent. JEA will not consent,
however, to Callahan providing
such service and facilities
through any other utility or enti-
ty, or to any other utility or enti-
ty providing such service,"
Cavey's letter stated.
JEA's decision to OK the
project followed a meeting Sept.
17 between JEA brass and
Daniel Camp, an executive of
Rayonier's real estate arm
Terra Pointe, where they dis-
cussed Callahan's desire to pro-
vide the site with water and
sewer service, according to the

PORT Continued from 1A
them," he said.
With the number of inde-
pendent carriers on the down-
swing and larger carriers tap-
ping increasingly into the
Caribbean market, said Schwec,
volumes are down across the
"It's a clown cycle," he said.
At the State of the Port
address last year, he announced
the Port had moved record lev-
els of tonnage for the second
straight year.
But after posting historic
numbers two years running, a
down year is to be expected,.
Fullwood said. "Somebody's tak-
ing their place and we're going
to move right along."
Fullwood and Schwec dis-
missed suggestions that the
port lost around 40 percent of its
business with the Seaboard
"Our container business isn't
even 40 percent of our total (rev-
enues), much less Seaboard
Marine," Schwec said.
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no risk to residents.
"It's definitely utilized by)
some groups," said Johnson,
who added that the spot was still
listed online as a "public boat
Representing the Bell family
of Hilliard, which owns a swathe
of property on the road, Mike
Mullin, a former county attor-
ney now with Rogers Towers,
said his clients had met with
their neighbors to discuss aban-
doning the road and all of them
were on board with the idea.
He said the Bells would have
no problem working with local
boaters so they could still reach
the boat launch.
Bruce Cribbs of Hilliard, who
owns a home there, said he and
his neighbors had been having
issues with partiers and tres-
passers including a man arrest-
ed on his property last week on
an outstanding Charlton County,
Ga., warrant who come on
their land and leave behind a
trail of litter, booze and dam-
aged property.
S"We would love to see it shut

"(Camp) advised JEA that
Callahan is willing and able to
provide water and wastewater
service to the site. He also pro-
vided much detail regarding
the site certification process
that is on a fast track for the
development," the letter stat-
County officials and JEA
executives have been at odds
on how to provide water and
sewer services to the Crawford
Diamond. JEA has suggested
it would not extend those serv-
ices until development warrants
it, while the county has argued
that providing the services
sooner would lure develop-
The -megasite certification
for the Crawford Diamond
could come as soon as 2013,
officials have said. The pend-
ing certification and water and

down if at all possible," said
Cribbs. adding that tlespassers
had destroyed coicrtl(e fence
posts the couple 1t up to proIeclt
their property.
Cribbs' wife'. joyriders on lfour-wheelers rou-
linely smash through the cou-
ple's fencing iand drive dunk
on the roads, leaving her afraid
to go lor walks.
"There's a lot of drunks out
there," she told the board.
Another property owner,
Sandra Van Guindy, called the
situation a "free-for-all," point-
ing out that the Cribbs' and
other landowners' efforts to
secure their land have not
stopped the problem.
"There's complete disregard
of your properly rights," Van
Gundy told commissioners,
i. IlI.-1, an incident whenI h'er
15-year-old daughter found two
drunken men in the family's
NMike Pikula of Fernandina
Beach, who has taught (Outward
Bound classes at Tompkins
I ending, said he agreed fully

sewer service are the final hur-
dles officials need to clear to
attract industrial development

with other residents' observa-
tions. He told the board he had
to call the Nassau County
Sheriff's O officee alter out-of-coun-
ty men tried to pick a fight with
some of his students there.
But Pikula warned commis-
sioners that the area has long
since been a public access to
the St. Marys River, and that
making the road private would
not remedy the problem.
"It's a bigger problem than
closing the road will solve," he
told the board.
"It's getting worse and
worse," said Commissioner
Barry Holloway, whose district
includes Hilliard. Closing the
road is "not going to solve the
problem," though it would cut
down on it, but the trespassing
and partying will remain an
"enforcement issue," Holloway
told commissioners.
"I think it's going to be a win-
win situation for the property
owners and the county as well,"
said Commission Chair Danny
I deeper.

to the site, Rayonier spokesman
Mike Bell said previously.






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"Great volunteers are cru-
cial to the life of any organiza-
tion," said Jamie Thompson,
director, Miller Boys & Girls
Club. "And Cathy Forbes is
truly an example we could all
Thompson says Forbes is
passionate about making a dif-
ference in the lives of youth.
"When asked to do a task,
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She is willing to help without
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Now that she works only
part-time, Forbes could relax at
home on her days off, but
instead she's been a volunteer
at the Miller Boys and Girls
Club in Nassauville for the past
18 months.
"I help with homework, do
special classes for poor readers
and help with party planning. I
love working with the children,
giving them one-on-one atten-
tion, seeing them develop into
better readers," she said.
Forbes finds her volunteer
work at the Miller Club very
"There are always hugs
from the children and the staff
is so supportive of the volun-

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at the Miller Club Boys and Girls Club.

Forbes was born and raised
in Southern California. Her
husband, Arthur, a career
Naval officer, retired from
Kings Bay submarine base.
"We loved the area and
decided to stay," she said.
Leisure activities include
reading arid scrapbooking. She
also volunteers at White Oak

The Fernandina Beach res-
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and two grandchildren.
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Since starting this column
a couple years ago, many peo-
ple have shared with me that
they have used it as a
resource for their kids or
grandkids. I remember turn-
ing 16 and having been
around the car business since
I was live. My father had a
demo for some years and a
nice new car seemed like the
way to go for me. My cam-
paign for.a new Monte Carlo
fell on deaf ears. Instead, my
first transportation was an old
Fiat 128 sedan from the used-
car lot. No air, straight drive,
econo box reality check. I
survived and did talk my
father into switching into
other more desirable trades.
They were all high-mileage,
low-cost cars.
Not unlike me at 16,
today's teens will arm-twist for
all they can get their parents
to agree to, including Wheels.
Both my kids got used cars
when they were 16. Each put
about half the cost into the
mix from money they saved.
Both still have their now
seven-year-old cars and still
like them.
If there is one thing that I
could pass along, it is make
them have some skin in the
game. Girls start babysitting
at about 13, as did Katie. We
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all the T-
shirts and
flip-flops she
wanted with
the rest.
get paid a
bunch of
money and
her savings
grew. She
started work-
ing at the
Red Otter at
15 and still
saved half.

Acid in overly generous birth-
day money from relatives
going into savings and it all
added up. Boys can mow
yards or find other ways to
earn a dollar if they try. The
point is they relate to the car
being theirs more when they
paid for part of it.
The contribution they
make could be something you
match in some formula. Two
months before they turn 16 is
not the time to announce the
plan. I would say 12 is not too:
early to broach the subject.
Most 12-year-olds these days
are cell phone packing little
operators, beginning to envi-
sion young adulthood. What is
a more adult concept than
money and the need to pay for
things? Plant a seed that cars
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and operate. They should
start trying to put some
money aside now if they want
a car in high school.
One of my pet peeves is
high school kids working 30-
plus hours a week to make a
car payment. They are not get-
ting a credit reference, since it
must be in a parent's name
and tie up their credit line.
They are sacrificing their
grades in some cases to have
a better car. Drive what you
can pay for and be happy to be
mobile. Plan to get a better
car for college or to commute
to work after high school.
Good things are worth waiting
for and working for, and cars
are no exception.
Looking at my sample bal-
lot was a little daunting. So
many amendment proposals
and judgeship renewals.
Hollie and I are trying to do
some homework. Early voting
starts tomorrow. Get out and
take advantage of the privi-
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Elections Vicki Cannon, who
does a great job for the voters
of our county. Have a good
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forums on the 11 amendments
on the November ballot. The
schedule is Saturday from
noon to 2 p.m. at the Nassau
County Building in Yulee and
Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the
Hilliard Community Center.
Early voting begins Satur-'
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Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at
locations county-wide. Visit
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Bring current and valid
photo and signature ID to vote
at any early voting site. A voter
information card may not be
used as identification. If eligi-
bility.to vote cannot be deter-
mitOed, or a vot,-r du(-' not
have proper identification,
they will be allowed to vote a
provisional ballot.

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Strong nesting season

for Florida loggerheads

Loggerhead sea turtle nest-
ing was near a 24-year high
along Florida beaches this
year, according to data com-
piled by Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission researchers. The log-
gerhead is listed .. .! .,ll. as a
threatened species.
Trained surveyors from
partners across the state count
nests on nearly 250 miles of
beaches as part of the Index
Beach Nesting Survey. Survey-
ors follow firm counting guide-
lines, making it possible for
FWC researchers to use the
data from these beaches to
identify trends.
In 2012, index beach sur-
veyors counted 58,172 logger-
head nests, one of the highest
counts since monitoring began
in 1989. Nesting on these
beaches peaked at 59,918 nests
in 1998, and hit a low of 28,074
in 2007.
(On Amelia Island, there
were 222 nests with 13,446.
hatchlings of loggerhead,.
green turtles and leatherback
turtles thus far in 2012. For a.
detailed count, visit www.ameli-,
"After a steep decline in
Florida loggerhead nesting
between 1998 and 2007, nest-
ing has risen over the past five.
years," said' Blair Withering-.
ton, FWC research scientist.
"We're pleased to see this
increase, but we recognize that
loggerheads, and other sea tur-
tle species, still face many chal-
As hatchlings will continue
to emerge from nests through
November, people are asked


to stay at a distance if they spX)t
sea turtles on the beach.
People are also asked to
remove beach furniture and
other objects from the beach at
night so there is ia clear path
for hatchlings to make it to the
In the U.S., 90 percent of
all loggerhead nesting occurs
in Florida, the majority of
which takes place along the
state's east coast. The logger-
head is the most common sea
turtle sptxcies to nest in Florida.
Green turtles and leather-
backs, federally endangered
species, also nest on Florida
beaches, primarily on the east
coast, and their nesting num-
bers have been increasing over
Since tracking began in
1989, green turtle nesting in
Florida has increased about
tenfold. This year, surveyors
found 6,054 green turtle nests
on index beaches, down from
last year, but consistent with
normal variation.
Leatherback nesting in
Florida also has been on the
rise since monitoring began.
For the 2012 season, surveyors
counted 515 leatherback nests
on index beaches. Only 45
leatherback nests were count-
ed on the same beaches in
The extensive data collec-
tion is made possible with the
help of hundreds of surveyors
from conservation organiza-
tions, universities and federal;
state and local governments
along with private volunteers.
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My family practice physician
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had ever presented him with
that problem before. Aweek or
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are just a part of growing older.
We take calcium, but our nails
still grow brittle. Sometimes we
are on medication that changes
our chemical balance enough
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Your nails look great for a
woman your age." You can
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Andrew gave me a gift cer-
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Salon for Christmas that year.
Brilliant man. Tom and Stacey
at Magna's introduced me to
Tracie and off we went. She
worked dilig,' i,ly on my nails
and taught me new ways to treat
them. We are still great friends
and I visit her regularly
Here are a couple of her tips:
first, stop using your nails as
hand tools. Use man-made
implements instead. Next. keep
your nails hydrated with a mois-
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g',' hand towel
by your side.
Apply your
hand treat-
ment, wrap
your hands in
the towel, and
sit back and
relax while
you have a
CITY quick hot-oil
SIDEBAR treatment.
When we
travel, I sit in
Cara Curlin the 'passen-
ger seat with
my hands moisturized and
wrapped while I deliver witty
comments about the passing
scenery. My hands look won-
derful at dinner that night.
Find a manicurist you like
and visit her as often as your
schedule and budget will allow.
She knows more about the care
and feeding of nails than anyone
else on the planet and will be an
invaluable guide on your quest
for long and healthy nails.
Somewhere along the line, I
heard about biotin, the vitamin
that promotes healthy hair and
nails. It comes in 1000 mcg and
5000 mcg bottles and is on the
shelves at local groceries, dis-
count stores, and pharmacies. I

have taken the 5000 mcg biotin
for over a year, and I have only
one stubborn nail that is still
splitting. My other nails no
longer "notch" when I use them
to work those pesky jewelry
clasps, nor do they rough up
during my usual daily activities.
Of course, I follow Tracie's
advice and feed my nails a
steady diet of moisturizer and
avoid using them as sharp
I talked with Dr. Page not
too long ago about biotin. After
some quick research, he agreed
that it might be worth a try. No
one had ever asked him about
nail care either, and we both
suspect it's because most
patients don't know who to ask.
One last word of wisdom.
The label on the biotin bottle
claims that it also promotes hair
growth. Two of my women
friends who have been taking
biotin for several months are
now showing some signs of
improvement in hair health and
Brenda, my hairdresser at
Images Salon, is madly in love
with biotin. Since I have been on
this regimen, I have to visit her
twice a month instead of once.
Her battle cry these days is

"Keep on takin' that vitamin!"
She's telling her other cus-
tomers with nail and hair issues
to try it, too.
The important thing to real-
ize about this process is that it
is a long one. If you want to look
like Rapunzel with long, flow-
ing locks by Christmas, forget it.
Same goes for dagger-like
talons in time for Halloween. It
is a slow process, measured in
months, not days. If you decide
to try biotin, work your way
through the entire bottle before
you start to make any analytical
Next time you see me, make
sure I show you my wonderful
nails, thanks to Tracie and
biotin. And my twice-a-month
haircut from Brenda will be
another one of her brilliant mas-
Good luck with the biotin. I
hope it works as well for you as
it does for me. With apologies to
Roy Rogers, happy nails to you!
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6A FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26. 2012 OPINION News-Leader


Union soldiers need help
My name is Jefferson Harris and I
have been resting peacefully in Old
Bosque Bello Cemetery since 1888.
Jonas Miller and I are buried close to
each other, which seems fitting as we
both enlisted in the Union Army in
1863 to fight for our rights and be free
from slavery. I enlisted at New Bern,
N.C., in the 35th U.S.C.T (Colored
Troops) and Jonas enlisted here in the
21st U.S.C.T. After the war, I moved to
Fernandina with my family and lived
just a few blocks from Jonas and his
Our stories, along with 29 other
black soldiers and sailors buried here
in Old Bosque Bello, are waiting to be
told. We came from various cities,
states and backgrounds including
slavery to fight for our freedom. After
the war, we all came to Fernandina to
live out our lives in newfound peace.
Some of us received pensions due to
our disabilities or wounds but all of us'
are recognized with unique head-
stones. If you get the chance, please
come out to the cemetery and visit
with Jonas and me at the southern end
of Azalea at Oleander.
Recent events within the cemetery
weigh heavily on Jonas and me. The
city allowed a family to expand their
plot by moving our headstones and
constructing a 17-foot by 60-foot con-
crete-block enclosure literally on top
of our graves. I can only imagine what
might come next a new family burial
disturbs our remains and our bones
are cast aside. Anew friend of mine vis-
ited City Hall and was told permits
aren't required for any work in the
cemetery and Historic District Council
approval isn't needed. Any "oversight"
of Bosque Bello, he was told, is pro-
vided by the Parks & Recreation
Department and they already approved
the work. Why aren't building permits
required for structures in the cqme-
tery? Old Bosque Bello is in the
Historic District so why isn't the
Historic District Council protecting
Jonas and me?
There are graves all around me
without headstones. Families have
moved on or disappeared into history
and no one is left to protect or restore
them. There are no "ownership"
records in this part of thecemetery
and the city is at the mercy of the liv-
ing to be honest. I understand science
has advanced so far now that you can
see into the ground with ground-pen-
etrating radar. Why isn't this "magic"
used to locate, mark, and protect lost
graves? At the very least, shouldn't
this machine be used before opening
new graves or expanding any family
plots? This would protect and preserve
our lost friends.
Jonas and I shouldn't need pi-otec-
tion our headstones have marked
our graves for well over a century. Our
names and graves are recorded in the
1988 survey book of Old Bosque Bello.
So why are our headstones now
moved, our remains built over and our
graves given away? Who will take this
structure off of us and restore our dig-
nity? Who among you is willing to pro-
tect us and the others resting in Old
Bosque Bello now at the mercy of the
Chris Belcher
Fernandina Beach
I want to share a story of a student
with a recognized learning.disability.
This story is repeated in every school
with our increased emphasis on mul-
tiple standardized tests. A principal in
another district made a statement to
me that we know children learn dif-
ferently, but we have not learned how
to test them differently.
Mark was only four when he start-
ed school. He struggled with immatu-
rity and a lack of attention span that car-
ried over to first grade. While he did
OK in school, the decision was made
fo hold him back in first grade so he
could mature. He was tested by both a
private and school psychologist. Both
psychologists agreed that Mark had a
normal IQ, but suffered from a pro-
cessing deficit. In the second grade
the processing disorder was very
apparent along with a short-term mem-
ory loss. Mark's academic struggle
was just beginning. When Mark was
in third grade he faced mandatory
retention if he did not pass FCAT. His
parents went over the practice test and
wondered how third graders were
going to-pass this test. They were hor-
rified to think that students with doc-
umented learning disabilities would
have to pass the same test. They spoke
to district officials and even wrote the
governor explaining that this is down-
right discrimination. Mark did not pass
FCAT, He vwas promoted to fourth
grade because he had previously been
retained. He had an IEP, but had to
attend summer school. Mark contin-
ued to fail FCAT and attend summer
school each year. In middle school the
IEP team decided to staff Mark in a
self-contained ESE class.
Mark's middle-school years were

spent in remedial classes because he
could not pass FCAT, even as a full-
time ESE student. When other kids
were participating in fun activities dur-
ing PE., Mark was inside taking inten-
sive reading and math. Mark hated
school. He felt like he was continually
being punished for not being "good
enough." His parents continued to
express their concerns over the unfair
testing and punishment that the stu-
dents with learning disabilities faced,
but nothing ever changed.
Knowing their son was capable of
learning more than was being offered

in the self-contained ESE classroom,
his parents decided to put him back in
mainstream classes. Mark entered
ninth grade on the standard diploma
track. Each year he worked hard and
studied for FCAT, only to fail every
time. He felt like he had a "one" tat-
tooed on his forehead.
Mark is a very creative young man
. who is good with hands-on activities.
He has missed out on most of the elec-
tives that would keep him interested in
school because he was "stuck" taking
intensive math and reading. What
could he have done in an art or pottery
class? His parents became very dis-
heartened while studying with Mark
for his 10th-grade FCAT The test was
just too hard. They told Mark to justto
do his best. He once again did not pass.
Mark felt that he was a loser. He con-
tinued to take and retake the FCAT
only to fail each time. That left him
feeling that' he is riot capable of any-
Mark was on a regular diploma
track, and for the most part he main-
tained a "B" or "C" in every class. His
parents feel that Mark grew tremen-
dously in high school, and that FCAT
cannot measure how smart or how not
so smart their son is. Mark was award-
ed a standard diploma with an FCAT
waiver because of his disability and
the efforts to remediate for the test.
We all learn in different ways. Mark
is avery auditory, hands-on learner, yet
he is given the same test as everyone
else. He has a documented learning
disability, yet he is expected to take
and pass the same test as. everyone
else. Mark will go on to have a happy
life, but memories of his school life
will always be shadowed with the frus-
tration of FCAT Our legislators need
to take another look at what we are
subjecting our students to, especially
the students with disabilities. To con-
tinue to expect students with disabili-
ties to pass FCAT or the new End of
Course exams is pure and simple dis-
I hope that everyone reading this
letter will realize the struggle that
many students with documented learn-
ing disabilities and those who just do
not do well on a standardized test face
every year. They are not dumb or stu-
pid and we need to find better ways to
evaluate their learning gains than
FCAT and End of Course exams that
are pass/fail. Our legislators need to
take another look at what we are sub-
jecting our students to, especially the
students with disabilities. Expecting
students with disabilities to pass FCAT
or the new End of Course exams is
pure and simple discrimination. Our
school personnel work very hard with
our students to ensure their success
:ud mrianIdo finally pass, but at what
"..," I hl'p- everyone will realize that
we have students with many talents
who need to be celebrated not labeled.
Gail Cook
School Board Member District 2
* *
Questions for Mr. (city commission
candidate John) Elwell:
During the 2011 campaign, did you
not make a somewhat misleading state-
ment about serving on an "Airport
Advisory Board"? You clarified it later,
Also during the 2011 cycle you indi-
cated your relationship with former
City Manager (Michael) Czymbor was
casual attended same church, etc.
Fast forward. Recently, word on the
street has you and Mr. Czymbor hav-
ing either breakfast or lunch together
at a local establishment. If accurate,
how would you now characterize your
In the run-up to the 2011 election,
your expressed stand on Forward
Fernandina was opposed, I believe.
However, during the subsequent"
runoff, you were in favor, given who
your supporters and donors were. Now
there appears to be some indication
you may favor returning the money
borrowed for F2. So, where are you
Question for Mr. (city commission
candidate Tim) Poynter:
Why are you running?
We all need to think carefully before
filling in the little ovals on the ballot.
So, for our future, vote Gass, vote
Boner and, most importantly, vote
Andrew J. Curtin
Fernandina beach

Honor the military
Re: "Stop glorifying the military,"
Oct. 19.
This letter must be cynicism or
obfuscated humor; surely but no, my
psychiatrist friend informs me, my
interpretation is delusional. He opines
this to be either a case of unresolved
"potty training" issues or a failure to
adjust to military discipline during
unsuccessful Cub Scout training.
How can anyone espouse such
inane drivel? Possibly true among chil-
dren playing soldier, but it has been my
experience that heroes go to great
lengths to avoid public recognition of
their heroism, attributing it to either

doing what they were trained to do or
to being in the right place at the right
time. Oh yes, I am certain the writer
would also have you believe that all
members of the military were in it only
for the "big bucks." For sure, I was! -
$232 per month as a second lieutenant
and $825 per month while in combat
commanding 425 men, 67 pilots and 28
The courage of our young warriors
has never been in doubt, whether they
were draftees or volunteers. Nor have
I ever found them resentful or disre-
spectful of other hazardous occupa-


tions. Your comments brought to mind
those of William Shakespeare in "Julius
Caesar:" "Cowards die many times
before their deaths." On reflection, I
think that is probably best.
My comments are based upon my
military experience as a private, ser-
geant, and colonel in the U.S. Army
with two Purple Hearts, who as a
draftee spent 28 years on active duty,
of which 25 months were in combat. To
those great young men and women
with whom I served, I offer the appre-
ciation of a grateful nation and apolo-
gize for ignorant comments of the bit-
terly uninformed. You did a great
disservice to those brave young men
and women who asked so little and
gave so much to them and all who
serve; you have my eternal love and
respect. Fortunately for America, we
will always have young men and
women who are prepared to make the
ultimate sacrifice for their fellow men.
God bless you all.
PS. You can have my discount at
Home Depot but not my right to be
buried in Arlington National Cemetery .
How does a minor benefit? From an
appreciative organization, lead to your
next absurd conclusion: "This mental-
ity got us involved in Vietnam (mis-
take), Iraq....?"
To blatantly paraphrase Voltaire:
"While I vehemently disagree with
statements of an idiot, I will defend to
my death their right to make them."
Not a hero but proud to have
Ronald C. Vines Sr.
Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.)
Amelia Island
* *
I am disgusted by ("Stop glorifying
the military," Oct. 19). I'm sure I am not
alone. His opinions are wrong on so
many counts that I question the moti-
vation behind his outrageous state-
He claims people join the military
because they have nowhere else to go.
Hugely wrong. I graduated from
Princeton as an engineer and chose
to join the Marines during Vietnam
because I wanted to serve my country.
Most of those I encountered in my five
years on active duty had the same moti-
vation. Many young people do join.the
military because they are going to get
good training nothing wrong with
that. But they also know they are like-
ly to serve in a dangerous location -
that is certainly true in the last 10 years.
Therefore any voluntary enlistment is
accompanied by love of country and a
willingness to put yourself in harm's
way, for others.
My son and I have been deeply
involved in the film "High Ground"
(November release), which portrays
the struggle of soldiers injured in Iraq
and Afghanistan as they work to re-
enter the civilian world. In connection
with our Soldiers to Summits program,
10 men and women climbed a steep
and icy peak in the Himalayas, eight
miles from Everest, Lobuche, 20,000
feet Seven reached the summit- three
leg amputees, one woman from a
canine unit who had been confined to
a wheelchair for three years due to a
bomb blast, one guy blinded by an IED
and two with severe brain trauma.
When you see these fighting men and
women return home with life dreams
shattered, you feel their pain and their
sacrifice. For 236 years now, it is war-
riors like these who keep us safe at
home, who allow us to live in freedom;
and who have fought on.foreign soils
so that other nations might live free as
well. As Colin Powell said one day to an
inquiry in Europe, 'The only land we
have ever taken here is the land we've
used to bury our soldiers who fought
for your freedom."
(The letter writer) confuses policy-
making with military service. Soldiers
follow orders; they do not make policy
This is the lesson most of us.have
learned from Vietnam, that we should-
n't blame the soldier returningfrom
the battlefield for following orders
issued by the government.
My conclusion to his blather is that
we continue to honor our soldiers, to
shake their hands when we can, thank
them whenever possible and treat
them like America's heroes for their
wonderful service to us and our fami-
lies. They deserve our respect and

Ed Weihenmayer
Amelia Island
* *
A letter in Friday's News-Leader
("Stop glorifying the military," Oct. 19)
denigrating and disparaging our mili-
tary was an insulting piece of trash
and while I can understand why a
newspaper has to periodically print "
foolish viewpoints this absurd non-
sense should have been sent to the
circular file.
Whoever this individual is he seems
to need some serious help based on his
inane and mindless tirade against our
armed forces. It would appear that he
has also failed to grasp the basic facts
regarding our political system in that
it's the politicians who start the wars.
The military has to fight, bleed and
die to efid them. Is he from somewhere
else that he does not know this and
that the Commander in Chief is a civil-
ian? It's the politicians who send our
military "into distant foreign lands"
and perhaps they should be the subject
of his next pathetic diatribe. Speaking
as a Marine veteran I'm very proud of
my service; never thought myself a
hero; and I'm sure that this individual
was never in any branch of our military
and I'm certain we were all the better
for that. -*
SDick McCormick
Amelia Island
* *
(The writer of "Stop glorifying the
military," Oct. 19) apparently has noth-
ing better to do than to demean the
men and women who voluntarily serve
our nation.
How sad. As far as military serv-
ice being the "best job going for some-
one with their level of education and
skills," he might be surprised to know
that shortly after Pearl Harbor, my col-
lege-educated father left his farnlily and
his job as a high school teacher and
football coach to serve in the Pacific as
we took back the islands the Japanese
had invaded. Perhaps he didn't under-
stand that our freedom was enhanced
by our "incursions into distant foreign
lands." My father loved teaching ad
coaching but saw a greater calling. I am
proud to say he remained in the Navy
and retired as a commander in 1965.
I, too, voluntarily chose to serve. I
am a combat veteran of two wars, have
two masters' degrees and after a 31-
year career as a naval officer, taught in
public schools for 14 years. So much
for the military being the only job I
could get, given my education and
skills. Those of us who served have
never asked for "glorification." Sorry
(the letter writer) sees citizens express-
ing gratitude for the sacrifices service
men and women make in that light.
Fact is, pride in our country is reward"
enough for most of us. Perhaps he
doesn't share that pride. Maybe it's
just his lack of education or skill level.
For the News-Leader, shame on you
for printing such a vitriolic letter. Not
sure of your purpose other than to do
your part to ensure the lunatic fringe
have access to First Amendment rights.
Don Holland
Fernandina Beach

("Stop glorifying the military," Oct.
19) was insulting, vile and wrong on so
many levels I hardly know where to
begin a rebuttal. According to the
American Heritage Dictionary of the
English Language, the Indo-European
root of hero means "to protect."
According to Eric Partridge in Origins,
the Greek word Hera "is akin to" the
Latin meaning to safeguard. Partridge
concludes, "The basic sense of both
Hera and hero would therefore be 'pro-
tector'." As you see all our military can
be easily termed "heroes" as their pur-
pose is to protect the citizens of this
nation. Coined in English 1387, the
word hero comes from the Greek, lit-
erally "protector" or "defender.
While today we tend to associate
the word "hero" with someone who
risks their own safety while attempting
to aid or save the life of another it's
root is still relegated to those who pro-
tect. Most certainly the word should
never be applied to a sports figure,
actor or politician and that is the only
place it is overused.
I was initially stunned upon reading
your letter. I thought, what could have

possibly happened to cause this man to
take time from his day and write an arti-
cle which is so out of tune with the
rest of the country and to single out our
military personnel for a hit piece? The
only thing that makes sense, based on
your words, is that you were miffed
that someone in the military was
offered a discount or accommodation
andyou were not What happened, did
you not get a lousy 10 percent off ygur
muffin and coffee one morning? Or
perhaps a service person was allowed
to board a plane before you? How sad
your life must be if either of those
events was the catalyst for your venom.
The opening sentence of your post
suggests that we citizens have elevat-
ed our military to a "superior" status.
On this too you are wrong, the vast
majority of our citizens show "respect"
and "gratitude" for our military, not a
different status, just an acknowledge-
ment of their sacrifice and dedication
as a necessary part of our nation's safe-
ty. The moment they put on the uni-
form our men and women are "heroes"
because they protect us. Yes, that same
respect and designation certainly apply
to our law enforcement and firefighters
too and that is equally acknowledged
by the public. I didn't see you going on
a screed against them even though it
is common for their service to 'be
acknowledged by our merchants and
businesses as well. A free coffee and
doughnut for a cop or a couple pizzas
sent to a fire station are as predictable
as the sunrise every day. Again, out of
respect and gratitude for them doing
their paid "job" which all agree is a
sacrifice and potentially dangerous.
My friend Tony, in Maryland, is a para-
medic: his "job" is to answer calls to
accidents, fires and any variety of life
threatening situations. He sometimes
answers over 20 calls per day rushing
at high speed through the streets in an
ambulance to unstable structures,
potentially dangerous accident scenes
where they might render aid inside a
vehicle which could tumble down a
cliff or explode. Does he think he is a
hero? No, he does not. Is he paid to do
a "job"? The answer is yes, although he
did the same as an unpaid volunteer for
a dozen years. Do I consider him a
"hero"? Yes I do.
Respecting and showing gratitude
to our military is not "the mentality
that got us involved in Vietnam, Iraq,
Afghanistan, Somalia, Iran or Syria.
What gets us into these wars are deci-
sions made by our civilian politicians,
sometimes righteous and sometimes
not; it is always ugly and never desired
by the people or the soldiers. Our mil-
itary does not decide to go to war and
our population does not want it ever,
because those service personnel are
our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers,
wives, brothers, sisters and so on.
In February of next year my
youngest son reports to boot camp for
his Marine Corps training. Right after
he receives his "high and tight' and is
issued his uniform and boots he
becomes a "hero" just like every other
service person. And by the way he has
a job, he tested in the upper 95 percent
percent of all recruits in his intelli-
gence tests and, living in Silicon Valley,
he already has all the "high tech toys"
that he ever wanted. For you to suggest
that our military is made up of men
and women of low intelligence inca-
pable of making their own decisions in
life is insulting, demeaning and com-
pletely untrue. Pound for pound, brain
cell to brain cell, our volunteer service
people of today are the best educated
and best trained in history and more
than capable of thinking on their feet
in the heat of battle or performing
mundane tasks "in the background,
quite safe" as you stated. The very
sight of our forces sends chills up the
spines of bad guys everywhere in the
world. A recent example would be on
Sept. 11, 2012 in Libva. Two former
Navy Seals, not assigned to the pro-
tective detail for our Ambassador Chris
Stevens, reacted immediately on their
own by seizing weapons from the com-
pound armory and the two of them
held off what is reported to be a large
enemy force for several hours before
being killed themselves. That's two
against maybe a hundred and when

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No on others

Perhaps the most complicated, confus-
ing and confounding portion of the overly
long ballot for the November election con-
cerns the 11 proposed amendments to the
Florida Constitution.
None of these is citizen-initiated; they
were all put on the ballot by the Republican-
controlled state legislature. Several of them
were steered there by departing legislators
who wished to tie the hands of those who
would follow them into the state house as
constitutional changes are more difficult
than legislative ones.
Support for these amendments is split.
For example, the Florida Chamber of
Commerce supports most, but not all, of the
amendments. The League of Women Voters
supports none of them. Republicans favor
sothe;, Democrats others, ' I
We generally think there has been too lit-
tle consideration of them given all the other
ballot issues, from the presidential election
to local elections. For that reason, we are
troubled that the legislature chose to put all.
of these forward now.
But, having parsed them as best we can,
we are comfortable with a Yes vote on seven
of the 11.
We urge you to vote Yes on Amendments
2,3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
.No. 2 would reduce property taxes for
disabled veterans.
No. 3 requires a super-majority vote of
the legislature to raise revenues beyond an
established maximum.
No. 4 cuts the maximum annual increase
in property taxes for non-homesteaded
No. 9 provides property tax relief to sur-
viving spouses of military veterans or first
No. 10 raises the tax exemption for tangi-
ble personal property.
No. 11 reduces property taxes on low-
income seniors who have lived a long time
in their homes.
No. 12 creates a board of student body
presidents from all of our state colleges and
puts one of them on the Board of Governors
of the state university system, which seems
apropos in light of what has transpired of
late at Florida State College at Jacksonville,
where administrators and trustees were
looking out for themselves, not their stu-
We recommend No votes on
Amendments 1, 5, 6 and 8.
No. 1 is intended to undermine
Obamacare, a health care law better left for
now to the courts and Congress.
No. 5 undermines our judiciary, which is
intended to be a separate branch of govern-
ment not under the sway of the governor or
legislature. However much that sticks in the
legislative craw, we are better off with an
independent judiciary unfettered by the
petty politics of legislators.
No. 6 not only restricts abortions, but
the legality of health care coverage for abor-
tions, which is better left to legislative, not
constitutional, purview.
No. 8, the so-called "religious freedom"
amendment, actually would enable public
funding to be used directly for the benefit of
churches and sects, which we believe vio-
lates the separation of church and state
intended by our founders,
That's our take. If nothing else, we hope
it helps you save time at the polls.

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Musings, opinions, observations, questions,
and random thoughts on island life, Fernandina
Beach and more:
Yelp, a website that depends on customer
reviews, is setting up a program to catch busi-
nesses that manipulate results by soliciting
positive reviews while similar sites such as
TripAdvisor issue warnings, etc., but what
appears to be missing is a mechanism to zap
those twits that threaten restaurants with bad
reviews unless the establishment provides
them a free meal or drinks. A number of local
bar and restaurant owners tell me that these
shameless food thugs confront them with
threats of negative Internet postings unless
their meal is comped,.an offense that, to me,
deserves a minimum punishment of a public
flogging followed by life in the electric chair.

Many folks who write letters to this newspa-
per address issues that are important to them,
ranging from city commission decisions to the
presidential election, but one that caught my
attention Oct. 17, was from Willyne Blanchard,
a lady requesting that readers of this paper say
prayers for the Jacksonville Jaguars, writing
that her parish priest passed on her entreaty
saying football was not a subject he was com-
fortable discussing with any degree of knowl-
edge to a higher authority and suggesting
instead that she petition this newspaper's read-
ers. She did, and I'm pretty sure she wants
appeals for improved play, but as creative and
articulate as her request was, that wasn't 100
percent clear, leaving me to think that she may
want prayers to protect the players from ticket
holders irate over the team's dismal perform-
ance or pleas to prevent them from moving to a
city more appreciative of mediocrity. No mat-
ter, she's my kind of football fan and it would
be fun to watch a game with Ms. Blanchard.

While enjoying some local, plump, fried
shrimp, broccoli salad and hushpuppies at the
lunch counter at T-Ray's recently, I was fortu-
nate to sit'next to Captain Martin Lents, a hail-
fellow-well-met responsible for providing those
tasty crustaceans to the South Eighth Street
eatery. Capt Lents told me that he has been
shrimping these waters for almost 20 years in
his boat Mar-Lou, in and out of David C0ok's
dock in Fernandina Beach seven days a week,
weather permitting, and that the wholesale
prices he receives today are less than they
were when he first started in the early '90s,.
while his operating costs have risen dramatical-
ly, with fuel going from 16 cents a gallon when
he first started to $3.40 today. On top of that
the equipment he and his two-man crew
require is mostly petroleum-based, including
the plastic baskets, nylon ropes, etc., and the '
fickle shrimp population picked this year to
play hide and seek, as they are prone to do
from time to time.
When he started, he said, there were some

STacky' a
I _75 shrimp boats plying these
waters not including a fleet
out of St. Marys a short dis-
tance up the coast in Georgia,
while today there are only
S,"'- ^ about a dozen, partially a
result of imported farmed
shrimp, many from Asia and
S_- which are raised in their own
filth, unlike the fresh wild-
DAVE'S caught island ones Capt.
WORLD Lents and his colleagues haul
in from the Atlantic here-
abouts. So when shrimp
DavidN shopping ask your grocer for
Scou local caught, and shun those
vile farm-raised critters and
stop by T-Rays on Fried-Shrimp Fridays for
some of Captain Lents' perfectly prepared
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This past Saturday I kept looking over my
shoulder to see if I was on a movie set for the
remake of "It's a Wonderful Life" due to what I
experienced on our island during the course of
the (lay starting with a morning stop at Publix
to pick up items on my wife's grocery list
where I ran into Fernandina Beach Police
Chief Jim Hurley and newly elected Nassau
County Sheriff Bill Leeper assisting shoppers
and showing support for breast cancer aware-
ness. Upon leaving the Publix parking lot -
where a community blood drive supported by
the island's pirates was taking place I noticed
folks carrying huge boxes of eggs, vegetables,
etc., out of the Journey Church parking lot
across the street and was told that the church
provides these items to those needing assis-
tance on Wednesdays and Saturdays and by
the end of the year will have handed out $1 mil-
lion's worth. WOW!
Later, as.I biked downtown to the North
Seventh Street farmers market, I stopped by
Central Park where the United Methodist
Church was sponsoring a "city family day" with
food, drinks and activities offered free to any-
one who wanted to join them, and while
munching on my gratis Methodist hot dog,
stopped and chatted with Philippe Boets and
his park p6tanque players who always offer vis-
itors free games, instruction and lively conver-
sation, before I peddled my Way to the farmers
market where generous free samples from the
vast array of dry goods, edibles and drinks
always await and then wandered through the
eight blocks of classic cars on display.
Folks, the island population's generosity,
friendliness and sense of community, in addi-
tion to its natural beauty, make it easy to under-
stand why just recently Conde Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice ranked Amelia Island the 10th
Top Island in the U.S. for the sixth straight
year behind a slew of those atolls in Hawaii. It
doesn't get any better than this, and I am posi-
tive I heard Louis Armstrong singing "What a

id more

Wonderful World" as I made my rounds.
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Tasteless and Tacky Department: Whoa, a
couple of readers informed me in no uncertain
terms that they were not pleased at all with my
observation last week saying CNN presidential
debate moderator Candy Crowley's first name
was appropriate and that it had nothing to do
with her disposition, with one -itL, -i;, 1 I
should change the name of this column to
"Tasteless and Tacky" and comparing me to
Walter Winchell, while another opined that my
opinion was "sinister" and "snide" and hopes I
can "show better control of my comments in
the future."
I am flattered to be compared to the late Mr.
Winchell and in support of First Lady Michelle
Obamh's campaign to reduce obesity across
the U.S., will exercise control of my future
comments once Ms. Crowley does the same
with her knife and fork. I'll also feature a "taste-
less and tacky" section from now on to contain
rebuttal from folks who find any of my com-
ments grotty and tawdry, so feel free to help fill
this space please.

Just wondering: What does local character
Pajama Dave wear to bed? A suit?

Speaking of Pajama Dave, if you want to
impress guests from up North and show off
your island home or just want to have fun anid
relax, there is no better way to do it than to
book one of Captain Kevin McCarthy's two-
hour BYOB twilight boat cruises out of the
downtown marina, which Pajama Dave some-
times captains while providing funny and fasci-
nating monologue. We joined the crew and pas-
sengers last Saturday evening at 5:30 and were
treated to a gorgeous sunset, complete with
accommodating dolphins, Cumberland Island
wild horses, great views of Fort Clinch, exotic
birds and the live music of Dan Voll and
Michelle Anders, a talented island duo who
had many passengers dancing to some familiar
tunes as we glided across the water. Call 261-
9972 to book your passage and bring a sweater
or windbreaker and some liquid warmth as
once the sun sets it gets a little cool out on the
water in the fall.

If you want a relaxing afternoon this Sunday
then check out the Wine Fest.co-hosted by
Horizons Restaurant and ATaste of Wine by
Steve (Raszkin), which will feature some 75
wines, food from Horizons, a cigar bar, art
work, photography, live music and more in the
Horizons Restaurant parking lot at 4828 First
Coast Hwy, Palmetto Walk Shops, between 3
and 6 p.m. for $30 a person with tickets avail-
able by calling Steve at 557-1506, Horizons at
'321-2430 or upon arrival. If you manage to taste
all 75 wines, you may want to call a cab or an


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the details finally come out on this
politically caused debacle we will
see that these two "heroes" per-
formed superhuman deeds. If they
had lived I would be happy to give
them my airplane seat and buy them
the best steak dinner in town not
because they are "superior" but
because I am grateful and respectful
of them.
Perhaps you are just not suffi-
ciently educated concerning the sac-
rifice of our military men and women
and why they deserve our respect.
Here is a reading assignment for
you to broaden your understanding.
Pick up and read Citizen Soldier by,
Stephen E. Ambrose. Also get The
Longest Winterby Alex Kershaw and
maybe Google Major Bruce P.
Crandall, a helicopter pilot in the
Vietnam War.
In Ambrose's book you will start
off by learning of Lt. Waverly Wray,
who jumped into the night sky over
Ste-Mere-Eglise and the role he
played in keeping 6,000 German sol-
diers, their artillery, tanks and self-
propelled guns from reaching and
throwing bhck the Allied landings
on D-Day. Lt..Wraywas at the point
of the spear along with 600 other
paratroopers. Wray was ordered by
his CO Col. Ben Vandervoort to
flank the Germans before they could
get their attack started. After relay-
ing the command to his men Lt.
Wray made a solitary reconnais-
sance to formulate a plan of attack.
On that recon "he came to a place
where he could hear guttural voices
on the other side of a hedgerow.
They sounded like officers talking
map coordinates. Wray rose up,
burst through the obstacle, swung
his M-1 to a ready position and
barked in his strong command voice,
Hande hoch to the eight German
officers gathered around a radio.
Seven instinctively raised "their
hands. The eighth tried to pull a pis-
tol from his holster; Wray shot him
instantly, between the eyes. Two
Germans in a slit trench 100 meters.
to Wray's rear fired bursts from their
Schmeisser machine pistols at him.
Bullets cut through his jacket; one
cut off half his right ear. Wray
dropped to one knee and began
shooting the other officers, one at a
time as they attempted to run away.
When Wray emptied his 8-round clip
he jumped into a ditch, put another
clip into his M-1 and dropped the
German soldiers with the Schmeis-
sers with one shot each. Wray had
killed the CO and his staff who were
leading the way for the German
counterattack. The loss of their lead-
ership left the Germans in disarray
and the counterattack failed. The
next day Vandervoot visited the spot
to examine the officers shot by Wray.
Every one of the dead Germans had
been killed with a single shot in the

head, including the two with the
Schmeissers 100 meters away."
Waverly Wray continued to fight until
reaching the Rhine and was last seen
charging over a ridge, his hands
filled with grenades.
In Citizen Soldier 1 learned about
Repl Depots (replacement depot).
This is where soldiers, who until the
battle of the Bulge, were in college
stateside as a way of beefing up the
officer corps with educated soldiers.
Within days of the Battle of the
Bulge these student soldiers found
themselves in a Repl Depot before
being marched or dropped off on
the front. Without the benefit of arriv-
ing with comrades who had trained
together these individuals were
.alone and afraid. The order they
received, once getting to the line,
was simply "dig a hole as deep and
quick as you can, crawl into it or you
will be dead by morning." Often that
was the case as the Germans shelled
all night every night and the tree
bursts would kill many by dawn'.
Last year when I was informing
my uncle of my mother's death he
told me in conversation that my
father had been at Rensselaer
College studying engineering, pulled
from school and then sent directly to
the Bulge. I know only that my father
served in the Army and that he was
returned from the line with frozen
feet, a common problem with sol-
diers wearing summer issue boots
and uniforms in the coldest winter in
40 years. I had no idea he went
through the Repl Depots and faced
that hell the next day after arrival; he
never spoke one word about the war
his entire life. Was he a "hero"? I
think so.
In The Longest Winter you will
learn how 20-year-old 1I. Lyle Bouck
Jr. and 18 men of the 394th I&R pla-
toon under his command and on
their first combat patrol tied up the
main thrust of the German Panzer

Corps, its infantry and artillery at
the town of Lanzerath. Their action
bought valuable time for the Allies to
regroup and respond to the German
offensive. All received horrendous
injuries, ran out of ammunition and
had to surrender then endured
incredible hardship as POW's. Lt.
Bouck and his. men never consid-
ered themselves heroes and the lieu-
tenant never submitted his men for
any awards, they were just doing
their job he said. Thirty years later
President Jimmy Carter recognized
their extraordinary heroism and the
Army awarded them combat medals.
They became the most decorated
Platoon ofWWII. Are they "heroes"?
Bruce P. Crandall on Feb. 26,
2007, was awarded the Medal of
Honor by President George Bush
for his actions at the Battle of la
Drang. Major Crandall flew 22 times
on that day of battle into intense
enemy fire ferrying ammunition in
and pulling out wounded troops. Not
resting until all possible services
had been rendered to the infantry
battalion. Have you ever even heard
of Major Crandall? Those he res-
cued I am sure call him "hero."
I could continue with many sto-
ries continuing into present day but
I hope my point has been made.
These men and women deserve our
respect and yours, sir. The next time
you see a soldier, sailor, airman,
coastie or merchant marine getting
a "discount or a privilege," don't act
like a spoiled little girl and resent
what they earned; do as I often do,
walk over to them, shake their hand
and offer to pay their check. I don't
care if their MOS is filing paper in
Wyoming, because they could at any
time be sent into harm's way
I almost feel sorry for you and the
responses you will get to your article.
The Vietnam veterans especially
must be absolutely beside them-
selves having read it. They got no

parades or discounts or accommo-
dations when they returned from
that hellish war. Instead they were
spit on and cursed at, called baby
killers. To this day they still have not
gotten their proper respect from this
nation. And now, over 40 years later,
you have opened those wounds
again with the verbal spittle in your
piece. With all the veterans and mil-
itary living near or on the island it
will take months to print what I
expect will be replies to your posting.
The editor has my phone num-
ber, I give him permission to relay it
to you. Give me a call and, at my
expense I will drive you to Walter
Reed and Bethesda to visit the
amputee units, the burn units and
the head injury units. You can look
at a soldier whose face may have
been so burned that his or her own
family could not recognize them. We
can go into the rehabilitation units
and see young men and women in
the prime of life now learning to walk
on stumps that used to be their legs
but are now high-tech metal springs.
If you like we can visit the head trau-
ma unit to watch a soldier try to re-
learn how to speak or move or
maybe even breathe on their own.
They are all "heroes" and not one of
them think of themselves in that way.
But in my book they are.
One positive result of you article
is that I realize that I have not done
enough for our soldiers and I will
work harder to do so, as will many
others who have read your piece.
I will leave you with one
final thought, it is a quote from
George Orwell that is proudly print-
ed on the front of my company T-
"People sleep peaceably in their
beds at night only because rough
men stand ready to do violence on
their behalf."
Morgan Thomas
Fernandina Beach



Do good to those of the world bless and pray for them

Beloved, believe not every spirit,
but try the spirits whether they
are of God because many false
prophets are gone out into the
There are times when we as Christians
seem so surprised when we are misunder-
stood, mistreated, persecuted, lied to and
lied about. Our usual response is, "1I won-
der why this happened to me?" Just read
the Bibte. The world hates us, which
means they detest us.
We say, "But I didn't do anything to
them." This is what we're thinking.
However, we surely did. We made Jesus

Christ the Lord of our lives, and they are
scared of us.
Remember, Jesus said if we were of
the world, the world would love its own.
He implies that the world has the ability
to love, but it's a limited love.
They know how to have friendship, be,
fond of, have affection towards and have a
personal attachment to. They have senti-
mental feelings, but we have to be one of
them to receive.
He further told us that we are to do
good to the world, to bless them, thank
God for them and invoke a benediction on
them. What we have in the form of love is

so superior to what they have.
We have the kind of love that
God is made of. The world's love
is based on what's in it for me? Ours is
based on what's in it for you? It's Agape
Let us not be like Cain, who was of the
wicked one, and slew his brother. Do you
realize why he did this? It was because
his own works were evil and his brother's
were righteous.
Our righteousness causes the world to
react to the nature of its father, the devil.
The same righteousness causes us to ,
react to the nature of our father God, to

do good to those of the world, bless them
and pray for them.
Pray that God will help us to stay
mindful of Calvary and its purpose. The
world hated Jesus before it hated us. We
thank God for providing for us the same
gift of love for which He had Jesus endure
the cross.
Birthday wishes go out to Precious
Robert, Arlecia Bostick, Sharon Jamison,
Reggina and Reggine Alexander, Felicia
Green, Jasmond Perry, Loretta Ward,
Curtisa Collins, Laquinn Green,
Nehemiah Sharper, Tara Rainey, Brittany
Kimble and Elder Emory Wingard Sr.

Admiring Island Art Association member artwork at Baptist Medical Center Nassau are, from left, Marlene -
Strobach of the IAA, Patricia Hausauer of Baptist Nassau, Lynette Holmes and Georganna Mullis, both IAA mem-

New look for Baptist Nassau

Baptist Medical Center
Nassau has invited members
of the Island Art Association
to hang paintings and pho-
tography on the walls of the
!main corridors of the hospi-:'.
*tal. Thirty-two paintings and
14 photographs were select-
ed by a committee of artists

at the gallery to be displayed
This project will add color
and cheer to the hospital but
more important, it will add
color and cheer to the
patients, the medical:staff.
,and to visitors. The hospital
currently offers pet therapy
and music therapy. Now it

will offer art therapy.
Artwork may be pur-
chased through the Island
Art Association. Paintings
and photographs will be
rotated periodically and will
be replaced when sold.
Everyone is invited to
come and enjoy the new

gallery at the hospital.
A committee comprised of
Patricia Hausauer from the
hospital and Marlene
Strobach, Lynette Holmes
and Georganna Mullis from
Island Art Association have
worked on making this won-
derful partnership happen.


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It's official! The future universally accessible playground
to be built in Fernandina Beach by 8 Flags Playscapes
has a name: Pirate Playground. Following the submis-
sion of 37 different names by local elementary school
students, five semi-finalist names were put to a vote at
the Movie in the Park on Friday, Oct. 19. Maddie Millar,
a third-grade student in Mrs. Doyle's class at Emma
Love Hardee Elementary School, submitted the winning
name. Maddie, above with Sharyl Wood and Aaron
Morgan, woi' free ic& isream rcotes from Fantastic. Fudge
for her entire class as the reward for her creative effort.'
The playground will be located on land near the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center and Egans Creek Greenway.

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Cummelia to host new curator

Cummelia, an affinity
group of the Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens, is
hosting a special presentation
to meet The Cummer's new
curator, Preston Thayer, PhD,
on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5:30
p.m. at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, 223 S.
Third St. in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
Thayer will share a pres-
entation highlighting The

Cummer's upcoming La
Florida exhibition, which will
showcase the beautiful state
of Florida through the cen-
Thayer will also lead a dis-
cussion on how a wide variety
of artists have responded to
the landscape and environ-
mental concerns.
Admission is free for mem-
bets and $15 for non-mem-
bers. Cocktails and hours

d'oeuvres will be served.
Cummelia is an affinity
group for Nassau County resi-
dents devoted to encouraging
interest in and support for the
art and cultural significance
of the Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens.
For more information
or to RSVP, contact Wendy
Stanley at (904) 899-6007 or
email her at wstanley@cum-

Local resident to head sewing arts guild

Local resident, Susanne Brisach,
was recently installed aspresident
of SAGA, the Smocking Arts Guild
of America. Her initiation was held
at the annual Convention in Atlanta.
The Smocking Arts Guild of .
America fosters the preservation of
the arts of smocking, embroidery,
fine hand sewing and fine machine
Wee Care is the service project
of SAGA and its many local chap-

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Ai some rtme or another, we nave all
wondered what will become of us after our
death Some assume that their peron
identityy wl continue prey mud, a: it is
now. uO with their soul nansporled to
another world ri e. to heaven or hell
SOthers wonder whether they will continue
S i el at all after deat t teanng rlith. iner
personal Identlt ) will be annlhilaled ,Mir,
SRIP'\ he death ot thier bodies At a fairly young
age. children onten ..a, tetr parents about
,' death became it is evident even i.:, cridrern
S \ Inardeatlh seere radically different orr, liIe
Sr- Irornlully we are an In the pcr.irin f
"-". children since none of us knows for :uret
what will happen to us after dean V. e do
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-'rrmpletely annihila[ed. and that enegvy ind
ma,"; are conserved Wnen plane and
"I- ,animals die tney do not disappear biJ
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become the material for nem life B
an logy. ir is rea-onable to asume rhatr our
siourt are not anninilaled at de3aih oul
trainer are trand.rmed and perfip: e ,:u'r
boaie are reabsorbed into tn w CeH-r :i-n
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ters. Members create handmade
bereavement gowns and gowns for
premature babies for donation to
hospitals for their nurseries and
Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
The Jacksonville area chapter of
SAGA, Southern Stitchers, meets
on the third Saturday of the month
from 1-3 p.m. at Paula's Fine
Fabrics in Jacksonville. Please call
(817) 350-4883 for more informa-
tion or visit www.smocking.org.


Marine Corps Pvt. Kyle
C. Grinold, son of Lynne A.
and Cary Grinold of Fernan-
dina Beach, earned the title of
United States Marine after
graduating from recruit train-
ing at Marine Corp Recruit
Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
For 13 weeks, he stayed
committed during some of
the world's most demanding
entry-level military training in
order to be transformed from
civilian to Ma-rine instilled
with pride, discipline and the
core vahles of honor, courage
and commitment.

Training subjects included
close-order drill, marksman-
ship with an M-16A4 rifle,
physical fitness, martial arts,
swimming, military history,
customs and courtesies.
One week prior to gradua-
tion, Grinold endured The
Crucible, a 54-hour final test
of recruits' minds and bodies.
Upon completion, recruits are
presented the Marine Corps
emblem and called Marines
for the first time.
Grinold is a 2012 graduate
of Fernandina Beach High


Rachel Davis and Center-Nassau. The baby
Michael Rowe of Fernandina weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces
Beach announce the birth of and measured 20 inches in
a daughter, Maison Katie length.
Rowe, born at 4:39 a.m. Oct. She joins a sister, Marley
11, 2012, at Baptist Medical Davis, 2 1/2.

Deadline for wedding Information and photos Is 3 p m. Tuesday prior
to publication Friday. Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 for information.






FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26,2012 NEWS News-Leader

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about alligators or footba
cial rules can be mighty
Let's look at alligators firs
Georgia, the law says that ify
to operate an alligator farm, y
must obtain your brood stock
legal source, such as another
tor farm, and not from the wi
Well, this gentleman in So
Georgia had corralled several
gators to feed and eventually
and he wanted to use the nat
his brood stock for raising m
gators. You can't do that, the
So the man eventually boi
eight legal Florida gators as 1
stock, which he kept separate
the illegal Georgia gators. Th
Florida gators began to lay eg
all was well. But then the Flo
gators escaped and started m
with the Georgia gators. And

beagles sniffout gators in Georgia
talking the man want- Florida and got his law degree from
all, offi- ed to sell, the the University of Georgia added 'e recognize thatfor literally millions ofGeo
compli- state said, no, this footnote:r literally millions oGeo
we don't know "Several times in this opinion, we and Floridians, the term Georgia Gators,'or
t. In which ones refer to 'Georgia alligators.' We do so
rou want are legal reluctantly and solely for the sake of approximation thereof is an inherently offen
you Florida gators convenience and brevity. We recog- oxymoron. We apologize for any pain or distress
k from a and which nize that for literally millions of n f
ralliga- ones are ille- Georgians and Floridians, the term by this unfamiliar and unfortunatejuxtaposiU
ldlife gal Georgia 'Georgia Gators,' or any approxima-
gators. tion thereof, is an inherently offen-
uth The gator sive oxymoron. We apologize for any down with a yard to go. Miami sent had done nothing illegal.
l wild Phil farmer sued pain or distress caused by this unfa- in its punt team, and Duke respond- "Well, Courtney," the c
sell, Hudgins the miliar and unfortunate juxtaposi- ed by sending in its punt-receiving "it might not be illegal, bu
ives as ... Department of tion'." team. Miami let the clock run down as hell immoral."
ore Natural Now let's look at a confusing foot- to a few seconds and then sent in its As they do every year,
state FROM THE Resources, ball rule. Courtney Mauzy, a retired offensive team. Duke's coaches gia Dawgs will take on the
HOME OFFICE claiming its college football official of Little responded by hurriedly sending Gators on Saturday in Jac
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nixing further. Smith -who did his under- Soon after that, Miami was playing that the rulebook said nothing about that owns the News-Leader
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Create Christmas with Brett apart ofHoliday Home Tour
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The sixth annual Amelia
Island Museum of History's
Holiday Home Tour is sched-
uled for Friday, Nov. 30 and
Saturday, Dec. 1. The home
tour traditionally kicks off the
holiday season for Amelia
This year's event promises
to be bigger and better with a
new restaurant venue, Joe's 2nd
Street Bistro, and a totally new
offering at the museum -
"Creating Christmas with
Eager to showcase the
island's wonderful museum,
organizers have planned an
event in the museum with
renowned island decorator
and restaurateur, C. Brett
Carter will offer decorating
tips. His creative flare always
entertains and should inspire
attendees. In addition, Carter
plans to offer entertaining tips
to inspire all those anticipating
their own holiday celebrations.
He will share his own thoughts
on the holidays and how to truly

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Island decorator and restaurateur C. Brett Carter will offer entertaining tips for creat-
ing memorable holiday celebrations at "Creating Christmas with Brett" Nov. 30 and
Dec. 1 at the Amelia Island Museum of History, a new offering of the annual Holiday
Home Tour.

embrace the spirit.
The event starts at 9 a.m.
Coffee and selected breads
from Great Harvest will be
According to coordinator
Carol Ann Atwood, "Fabulous
door prizes are included in this
fun-filled morning event and
there will still be plenty of time
to tour the homes or enjoy the
planned luncheons."
Tickets to Creating
Christmas with Brett are $10
before Nov. 30, or $15 at the
door, and available at the muse-
um only, 233 S. Third St. Seating
is very limited. For more in for-
mation call 261-7378.
Tickets for the Holiday
Home Tour are $25 before Nov.
30 and $30 the day of. Five pri-
vate vintage homes dating back
to the Victorian era will be open

to the public from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. both clays, dressed in their
holiday finery by professional
decorators and florists.
Tour tickets are available at
the museum; the Amelia Island
Visitor's Center (old railroad
depot), 102 Centre St.; The
Plantation Shop, Palmetto Walk
Shopping Center, 4804 First
Coast Hwy.; Golf Club of
Amelia, 4700 Amelia Island
Pkwy.; Peterbrooke Chocolatier,
1427 Sadler Road; Harrison's
Mercantile, The Shops of
Amelia Island Plantation, 6800
First Coast Hwy.; and Lindy's
Jewelry, 202 Centre St.
To purchase tour tickets
online visit ameliahome-
tours.com; click the "tickets"
banner. While visiting this site-,
take some time to preview the
featured homes.

SPAY NE.UTER Organic farm new to

-Amelia Farmer's Market





'The Amelia Farmers M market
is proud to announce the addi-
tion of a Rosie's Organic Farm,
a certified organic farmer from
Gainesville, to the variety of fea-
tured weekly vendors at The
Shops of Omni Amelia Island
Plantation each Saturday.
Rose Koenig will bring over
40 different types of organic
vegetables, cut flowers and
herbs from her 17-acre organic
farm to the Amelia Farmers
Market at The Shops of Omni
Amelia Island Plantation start-
ing Saturday.
Koenig, an organic farmer
for over 19 years, focuses on
crop rotation and soil chemistry
and is certified by the Florida
Organic Growers Association.
This Saturday Rosie's Organic
F1 l.i, ill f II.Lure lettuces, salad
rnix, A.ian cooking g greens'
including bok choy, basil,
cucumbers and a variety of cut
As the season advances a

full line of organic vegetables
will be available including broc-
coli, kale, beets, carrots and
"With a PhD in .Plant
P.1, i ,Il.. -L, and an active lectur-
er at the University of Florida on
organic farming techniques,
Koenig is a leading expert in
organic 'farming," said Jan
i Smith, director of the Amelia
Farmers Market. "We are so
pleased to now have her organ-
ic vegetables and products avail-
able at the Amelia Farmers
The Amelia Farmers Market
takes place each Saturday from
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Shops of
Orini Amelia Island Plantation.
For more information on the
Amelia Farmers Market visit
ww',. .iuri'd if:u ,i n ti -LijK ket.1 C;uI
or tfor more i ri' i mriilit on lthe
Omni Amnelia Island Plantation,
call 1-800-The-Omni or visit


"Deer on the Dunes" by Iea Gallardo, above, is one
of the images included in the 2013 Wild Amelia
Nature Photography Calendar. The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival has announced that only a very limited num-
ber of the 13-month calendars are still available. Full
of gorgeous images from the fourth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Photo Contest, they may be obtained at
.,,r t Fedga~siu, ... 4ank pfF-.rida. 1500 Sadler
'R-ad and 'Chister Road and Al Ain Yulee, the Atlantic -
Avenue Recreation Center office in Fernandina Beach,
Y.B. Green's on Second Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach, and the Amelia Island/Fernandina
Beach/Yulee Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway
Boulevard. Kayak Amelia is sold out. The calendars
make wonderful holiday gifts and are easy to ship to
friends and family.
The 2013 Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest
will be under way early this winter. Visit
www.wildamelia.com for rules and entry forms in the
new year.

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still be plenty of time to tour the homes or
enjoy the planned luncheons.'

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FRIDAY, OcroBK R 26, 2012 BUSINESS News-Leader

City to update guidelines

for historic districts

The city will hold an initial
workshop on the planned
updates to the historic district
design guidelines for Old Town
and downtown on Monday, Nov.
19 at 5:30 p.m. in commission
chambers, City Hall, 204 Ash
The guidelines are being
updated to accomplish the fol-
lowing goals: incorporate his-
toric preservation issues that
were not addressed in 1999, pro-
vide an opportunity to enhance
the images and graphics in the
guidelines and make the docu-
ments more accessible to the
public. The guidelines are not
being completely revisited from
scratch, as most of the material
is still applicable.
General historic preserva-
tion issues not included in 1999
that will be addressed include
the increasing interest of prop-
erty owners in using new build-
ing materials and products.
Other topics that have emerged
since 1999 are the relationship

between historic preservation
and sustainability, and retro-
fitting historic buildings for
aging populations and those
with disabilities. Various local
preservation topics needing
attention, such as the placement
of garages in new construction,
will also be addressed.
The updates will use color
graphics and provide updated
photographs and/or the use of
drawings to illustrate architec-
ture and preservation princi-
ples. Photos or drawings show-
ing 'recommended options
versus options that are not rec-
ommended may also be includ-
Revisions are also planned
to help make the documents
easier to read. New electronic
versions will be provided.
Linked electronic files will be
placed on the city's website so
that readers may easily navi-
gate within the documents.
The city solicited proposals
in July for a consultant to com-

plete the work. Five responses
were received as part of the
quote request and the evalua-
tion committee recommen-
ded Thomason and Associates
of Nashville complete the proj-
The city anticipates the proj-
ect will take place through
January. Updates on the process
will occur at meetings of the
Historic District Council, to be
The Florida Division of
Historical Resources awarded
the city a $19,500 grant to com-
plete the updates. No match was
required by the city.
The guidelines were last
updated in 1999 by the
University of Florida.
For more information, call
the city's Community Develop-
ment Department at 277-7325
or email Adrienne Burke at
aburke@fbfl.or-g. For informa-
tion on Thomason and Asso-
' ciates,,visit www.thomasonan-

Port gets $100,000 to

update master plan
Ocean Highway & Port the Port of authority. With this grant we
Authority Chairman Danny Fernandina have the opportunity to pro-
Fullwood has announced a. goes toward duce the professional docu-
$100,000 planning grant has retiring the ments which will allow us to
been awarded to the OH&PA ,e v e n u e meet the requirements in
from the Florida Department i bonds used Florida statutes as well as in
of Transportation. to build the the governor's plan for
These funds are designated modern day Florida's seaports. The plans
funds and restricted to updat- Port of created will serve our port,
ing the Port Master Plan and Fullwood Fernandina. municipalities, county and
updating city and county com- A grant like region in a number of positive
prehensive land use plans as this means a ways and will be a beneficial
they relate to the port and tremendous amount to our tool for many years to come."
inland elements.
Fullwood said,-"I want to .
personally thank pa st chair- E, O AR HlIG --IU
man Melvin Usery on behalf of \
our board for initiating this FOR
.request while he was chair- *s '-_
man and for his continued The Nassau Friends of Scouting is looking for any
effort as our current secre-
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important funds were recipients residing in Nassau County. It you are an
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Wednesday, Nov. 7. This is a Entrance to the show is a Av
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Club. "Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau In;
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There will be refreshments for & Kent, Micato Safaris,
those attending as well as prize Lindblad Expeditions, Italian
drawings. The grand prize Dream Inc, Travcoa, Horizon
being offered for the evening is & Co, Natural Habitiat, Rocky
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ub Cruises, Travelex
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The Fernandina Beach Pop Warner Pee Wees defeated
Fleming Island 18-12 in overtime Saturday to win
their Shrimp Bowl game. Scotty Riveribark is congratu-
lated by teammates Jacob Janzen and Charlie DuBose,
top right. John Powell with a tackle, above. The
defense poised, left. Top left, Joe Lupone on a run.



are idle,


at Trinity
News Leader
The Pirates have the night
off while the Hornets are hit-
ting the road tonight to take
on Trinity Christian.
The Fernandina-Beach
High School football team (2-
6) is coming off a 31-14 loss
to Fort White last week.
"Losing effort but it was
the best we played all year,"
said Travis Hodge, head foot-
ball coach at FBHS.
Fort White took a 17-0
lead, but'the Pirates
answered with a score just
before halftime to go into the
locker room down 17-7.
The FBHS Pirates had a
19-play drive to the Fort
White 12-yard line.
"Penalties knocked us out
of field goal range," Hodge
said..'"This was a big blow."
Fort White scored early in
the fourth quarter to take a
24-7 lead.
Tony Frankland led the
Pirates with 137 yards on two
touchdowns and Will Mitchell
had 76 yards on 12 touches.
Cole Willis and Casey
Walker had nine tackles each
for FBHS. Willis also had an
interception. Riley Hall and
Ryan Wiley had eight stops
apiece; Wiley had a quarter-
back sack.
Yulee (6-2) plays tonight at
Trinity Christian.


The Fernandina Beach High School cross country teams hosted the inaugural Amelia Island Invitational Saturday on
the north course of the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Teams came from the Jacksonville area, Baldwin, Gainesville
and Pensacola and from Athens, Ga., and Richmond Hill, Ga. The event is the brainchild of FBHS cross country
coach Mark Durr, who is currently on leave, and nationally-known running coach Roy Benson, who moved to
Amelia Island in 2009 and serves as a cross country coaching volunteer at the school. Above right, FBHS's Coral
Wilcox and teammate, left, Trent Kirkendall. Above left, Columbia County won the girls team title and Bishop Kenny,
below, captured the boys crown.


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FRIDAY. OCTOBER 26, 2012 SPORTS News-Leader

Al Watson, Phyllis Watson, Jane Flynn and Jim Flynn, from left, won the Amelia Island
Club Women's Golf Association's charity tournament.

Club tees it

The Amelia Island Club were Al at
Women's Golf Association with Jim a
recently hosted its annual fishing wit
'Tee It Up for Donna" charity Prizes
golf tournament. Seventy-six to first- an
players participated at the ners in ea
Long Point golf course. flight, Bill
The proceeds from the with Bill a
event benefited The Donna finished fi
Foundation, an organization Marti Cai
founded by Donna Deegan to Esposito i
help First Coast women with The se
breast cancer meet their most by Doroth
critical needs. Jones, Lyn
The 18-hole format includ- Wright; se
ed one best ball, a shamble Davison a
and a scramble for six holes son with 3
each. There were four flights ton.
of players in the shotgun Tom'ai
event. son with T
The overall champions King capt'

up foi

nd Phyllis Watson
nd Jane Flynn, fin-
h a score of 50.
were also awarded
.d second-place win-
ch flight. In the first
1 and Carol Filbert
ind Connie Rodgers
rst with Billy Allen,
n, John and Frances
n second place.
cond flight was won
hy Houk, Barbara
n Rion and Marty
second place went to
nd Adelaide Thomp-
Ted and Jane Pres-

nd Cheryl Donald-
Tom and Loraine
ured first place in


the third flight while Stephen
and Susan Kaye with Dennis
and Diane MacDonell finish-
ing second. Fourth flight win-
ners were Robert Legg,
Barbara Patton, Gene and
Susanne Brisach;. second .
place was awarded to Cy and
Dora Yelk with Richard and
Jane McCormick.
The Amelia Island Club is
a member-owned private club
with 1,390 resident and non-
resident members. It offers
its members a full range of
facilities, including the Tom
Fazio-designed Long Point
golf course, tennis, fitness
and the beach-front Ocean
Clubhouse. Visit www.amelia


Reggie Hunt Memorial Golfassic
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast
Florida will host the 17th annual Reggie Hunt
Memorial Golf Classic Nov. 2 at Amelia River
Golf Club in Amelia Island. The event is held
annually in Nassau County-in memory of Wil-
liam Reginald Hunt, Jr., a former Fernandina
Beach High School student athlete and six-
year participant in the Big Brothers Big Sis-
ters of Northeast Florida in Nassau County.
As a donor-funded organization, Big Bro-
thers Big Sisters in Nassau County relies on
private donations and community support to
continually enrich the lives of children facing
adversity. Programs focus on educational
achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors
such as juvenile delinquency, higher self-
esteem, confidence and ability to relate to oth-
The tournament format will be a traditional
captain's choice with a 12:30 p.m..shotgun
start. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch
and dinner served to participants.
Following the tournament, an evening
reception will be held onsite with prizes being
awarded for low gross and low net scores.
Prizes will also be given to the top three teams
who raise the most money for BBBSNEFL and
carry the lowest net score. The tournament
will also feature longest drive, closest-to-the-
pin and hole-in-one contests. For information,
to register a team or become a sponsor, con-
tact Rainey Crawford at 261-9500 or rcraw-
Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nassau County
is pleased to acknowledge the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office as its presenting sponsor and
Rick Keffer Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep as its hole-
in-one sponsor.
Hunt was a participant in the Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Northeast program for six years
as the Little Brother of Cyril Traeye.
Throughout his young life, Hunt gave love and
value to his family and community. He partici-
pated in the Neighborhood Youth Crime
Prevention Program and received honorary
awards in the Nassau County DARE Program.
Hunt was a lineman on the Fernandina
Beach High School varsity football team. He
was tragically killed in a gardening accident on

August-10, 1996. Everyone fortunate enough
to have known him has been left with a posi-
tive imprint in his or her heart.

Hurricane Junior GolfTour
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour heads
back to Amelia Island to host the Loudmouth
Golf Junior Open atAmelia River Nov. 17-18 at
the Amelia River Golf Course. Up for grabs in
this tournament is an automatic bid into the
2012 Tour Championship, rankings by the
National Junior Golf Scoreboard, Florida
Junior Tour exemptions, and four AJGA
Performance Stars for the winners of the boys
and girls 15-18 divisions as well as a free pair
of Kikkor shoes for all division winners.
The event is a stroke plar format tourna-
ment being held over two days. Each day play-
ers will play 18 holes of golf each day, to make
for a 36-hole tournament in total. There will be
four-separate divisions for competition.
Players will be put in divisions based on age
and the divisions will be as follows: Boys 15-
18, girls 15-18, boys 11-14 and girls 11-14.
Registration deadline is Nov. 7. Visit www.hjgt.
org, call (904) 379-2697 or email info@hjgt,org.

Sutton Place tourney
The Sutton Place annual golf tournament is
Nov. 5 at the Amelia National Golf & Country
Club. The event raises funds to support men-
tal health programs for children in the com-
The silent auction will feature donated
items such as gift certificates to salons, golf
courses and restaurants as well as gift baskets,
event tickets, merchandise and artwork.
Register at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at,noon.
Format is a captain's choice handicapped
scramble with gross and net prizes. Fee is
$100 and includes golf and cookout; $20 for
cookout only. There.will be a $25,000 hole-in-
one prize as well as a silent auction and mulli-
gans. Visit www.spbh.org. For information,
contact Cheri Billings at 277-2995.
Sutton Place Behavioral Health is a not-for-
profit organization with offices in Yulee and
Hilliard. It has been providing mefital health
counseling, psychiatric and addiction recovery
services in Nassau County since 1992.


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Oct. 15
McGlovin' 2(
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Control Freaks
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Logic Mountain
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Crab Trap
Crawford Jewelers
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Crab Trap
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Oct. 16
Luxury Landscapes
Yulee Regulators
Martex Services
Convergence (forfeit)
Control Freaks .
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Logic Mountain
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Crab Trap
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Open co-ed league
Oct. 17
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San Jose Collision
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Yulee Chili's
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Men's league
Oct. 18
.Knuckleheads 21
Atlantic Seafood 13
Kabuki 24
Halftime Sports Bar 14
Kabuki 24
Atlantic Seafood 11
Knuckleheads 19
Ron Anderson Chevrolet 14
Knuckleheads 13
Kabuki 12
Halftime Sports Bar 22
Ron Anderson Chevrolet 17
Kabuki 8-2
Knuckleheads 8-2
Halftime Sports Bar 4-5
Ron Anderson Chevrolet 2-7
Atlantic Seafood 2-8
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Varsity Football
Oct. 26 at Tnnity Christian
Nov 9 at Hamilton County

Varsity Football
7 30 Nov 2 WEST NASSAU' 7.30
7 00 Nov 9 at Oakleaf 7.00

Cross Country
Nov. 1 Distnct 3-2A TBA
Nov. 10 Region 1-2A, Tallahassee8:30am
Nov 17 State 2A TBA


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loving, Nassau County group of Georgia
Bulldog fans should email nassaucountygeor-
giadawgclub@yahoo.com to be informed of
upcoming Dawg gatherings. No dues, just
meeting at a restaurant on Amelia island to
support the football team. Contact Isabel at
(803) 412-0436 for information.

YMCA Frisbee league
The McArthur Family YMCA is starting an
ultimate Frisbee league. All skill levels are
welcome. Participants receive a YMCA jersey.
Season runs through Jan. 12 with games at 5
p.m. Friday and 4 p m. Sunday. Cost is $10
for members, $15 for non-members and $75
per team. Call 261-1080 for information.

Run Disney half marathon for Rett
Girl Power 2 Cure, an Amelia Island-based
nonprofit working to raise awareness and fund
research for Rett Syndrome, invites everyone
to join its team in the Disney Princess Half
Marathon Feb. 24. Run through the Magic
Kingdom. Get reimbursed for your race regis-
tration fee, hotel and more by raising funds to
help bring an end to Rett, a devastating neu-
rological disorder that primarily strikes in
young girls. Learn more at
girlpower2cure.org/disney or contact Tiffany
Wilson at (904) 849-7106 or tiffany@girlpow-

College game in Camden
Tigers and Gyrenes will come head to
head at Camden County High School's Chris
Gilman Stadium at 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Edward
Waters College will face Ave Maria
University's Gyrenes in the only college foot-
ball competition in Camden County, Ga.
Jacksonville's Edward Waters College and
Ave Maria University will' vie for the winning
title of the historic Ralph J. Bunche Classic.
Bunche was an American political scientist
and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel
Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in
Palestine. He was the first person of color to
,be so honored in the history of the prize. He
was involved in the formation and administra-
tion of the United Nations. In 1963, he
received the Medal of Freedom from
President John F Kennedy. Bunche founded
a trade school that later became an all-black
high school in Camden County.
The community can become involved.
through sponsorships and/or by purchasing
tickets to the game. General admission to the
game is $10 in advance, $12 on game day
and, for children/students, $5 in advance and
$7 on game day. Family packages are also
available and groups of 20 are eligible for a
.Tickets may be purchased at the
Kingsland and St. Marys Welcome Centers,
Quality Cleaners, Camden Re-Entry, Spring
Bluff Food Store (Reed's Store in Waverly)
and on base at MWR. For ticket information,
call Emma Rogers at (912) 222-2188 and, for
ticket or vendor information, call L. J. Williams
at (912) 552-4494. Vendor space is still avail-

The McArthur Family YMCA is offering a
youth basketball league for ages 4-14 this
winter. The season begins Dec. 14 and runs
through Feb. 9. Teams will practice once
weekly, Mondays through Thursdays, from 5-9
p.m. Games will be played Friday evenings
and/or Saturdays.
Each participant will receive a YMCA jer-
sey and an award at the end of the season.
Registration ends Nov. 8. Fee is $55 for mem-
bers and $110 for non-members. Visit
www.firstcoastymca.org or call 261-1080.

Senior, Christian bowing leagues
A senior league bowling is offered at 9:30
a.m. Wednesday at Nassau Bowling'off US
17 in Yulee. The group also meets for
Christian league bowling at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Yulee Basktball Association
The Yulee Basketball Association will
begin registration in October for the 2012-13
season. Registration dates are today from
5:30-7 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon
at the Yulee Sports Complex, 86142
Goodbread Road in Yulee. The YBA is a com-.
petitive, no-minirfum play league that strives
to provide a competitive environment
designed to equip athletes with both the bas-
ketball skill set and mental fortitude necessary
to succeed at the junior high and high school
YBA currently offers three leagues 15U,
12U and 10U. Players must be eight years old
by Nov. 1. Bring child's birth certificate, physi-
cal within last six months and completed reg-
istration form with you.
Cost is $100 for first child and $75 per
each additional sibling For information and to
download our registration form visit
www.yuleebasketball.org or ball (904) 701-

Challenger Bowling
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 for information.

Strides for Education 5K
Take Stock in Children/Nassau presents its

inaugural "Strides for Education" 5K Run and
Beach Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at Main Beach.
Proceeds will be used to purchase scholar-
ships for more deserving students in Nassau
Held simultaneously with other Take Stock
programs in Florida, the event is open to all
individuals, families, companies and local
organizations and will feature RIFD Chip tim-
ing by DRC Sports. The fee is $25 and
includes a goodie bag and T-shirt. More than
75 medals and awards will be presented for
all levels of participation.
Take Stock in Children/Nassau has provid-
ed college scholarships to more than 150 stu-
dents over the last 15 years. Another 160

Take Stock scholars are in Nassau County's
four middle and high schools. To sign up, go
to www.stridesforeducation.com and click on
"Nassau." For information contact Jody
Mackle at 548-4464 or jmackle@fscj edu.

Walkto EndAlzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End
Alzheimer's will take place Nov. 17 at Central
Park in Fernandina Beach, Nearly 200 people
from the Femandina Beach/Nassau area are
expected at this year's event to raise aware- /
ness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End
Alzheimer's participants will participate in a
three-mile walk and will learn more about
Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities,
clinical trial enrollment and support programs
and services of the Alzheimer's Association.
Each walker will also join in a meaningful trib-
ute ceremony to honor those affected by
Alzheimer's disease.
Start or join a team at alz.org/walk or by
calling (904) 281-9077.

Shootwith the sheriff
The "I Shot with the Nassau County
Sheriff" will be held Nov. 9 at Amelia Shotgun
Sports, 86300 Hot Shot Trail in Yulee.
Registration is at 9 a.m., shooting is at 10
a.m. and lunch and awards are at noon.
Format is four-person teams for $500 or
two-person teams for $300. Pre-register by
Oct. 29; four-man team is $650 after Oct. 29.
For information, contact the Sheriff's
Foundation of Nassau County at 548-4027.

The inaugural A Hero's Run 5K and 10K
run or walk will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at
Fort Clinch State Park. There will also be a
fun run for children. This charitable event is
hosted by Mothers of America's Military
Fallen, SPC Kelly J. Mixon Foundation. All net
proceeds are a direct donation to Mothers of
AMF Foundation.
Submit the name or names of the heroes)
you want to run for on the registration form.
Hero(es) dog tags will be included in the run-
ner's packet along with-a Dri-Fit event T-shirt.
Choose several heroes to run for at an addi-
tional fee of $10 per name.
Fees are $35 for the 5K or 10K run or walk
and $15 for the fun run. Race packets will be
available from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Current,
Running, 815 S. Eighth St. Race day registra-
tion begins at 6 a.m. No registrations accept-
ed after 7:15 a.m.
The awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m.
Water, fruit and granola bars will be available.
Awards go to the overall male and female
winners in the 5K and 10K as well as masters,
grand masters and age divisions. Fun run par-
ticipants receive a kids dog tag medal com-
memorating "A Hero's Run" 2012.
The races start at the recreation center.
10K runners will enter Fort Clinch and run to
the back gate, down 14th Street to Atlantic
Avenue, turning left and continuing down
Atlantic Avenue back to recreation center. 5K
runners will enter Fort Clinch and run 1.5
miles to the turnaround point and back to the
recreation center. 5K walkers will enter Fort
Clinch and walk 1.5 miles to. the turnaround
point and back to recreation center. The kids
fun run course will be given on race day. For
information, email
juliebargeron@ MothersofAMF.com.

O nied bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides Thurs-
days starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting
at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach.
Park near the miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders
of A (18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and
S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the
group) all participate. 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. Anyone who joins the
group will not be left behind. Lunch after the
ride is optional. There is also a regular ride
Monday for experienced road cyclists start-
ing at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia
Island and in Nassau County. The starting
points and distances for these rides will be
Helmets and a bicycle in good working
condition are mandatory. Rides are led by
Don Eipert in conjunction with the North
Florida Bicycle Club. Call 261-5160 or visit
www.ame liaislandcycling.com,
www.sports.groups. yahoo.com/group/sriders
or www.nfbc.us.

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

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 Central Park petanque courts at
the corner of Atlantic Avenue and South 11th
St. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join.
Call 491-1190 for information.

Sailing Cub meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner at

6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sailors,
powerboaters and interested parties are wel-
come. Contact Commodore Charlie Monroe
at charlie digitalvillager.net or 261-9263 or
visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.

Gator Bowl game set
The 68th annual TaxSlayer.com Gator
Bowl will be played at Everbank Field in Jack-
sonville Jan. 1, 2013. Kickoff is at noon; the.
game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
The game will pair the fifth selection after the
BCS from the Southeastern Conference and
the third selection after the BCS from the Big
Ten Conference. Visit www.gatorbowl.com.

FRIDAY. OCi i.I 2(. 'l NEWS Ncws- Lcadcr


A Public Service Announcemnt by The News-Leader

The Council on Aging has been providing services to our senior com-
munity in Nassau County since 1973. Recent years have seen a
tremendous increase in the need for our services, overwhelming our
current facility. Moreover, the increasing diversity of our client base
necessitates more flexible space than our present building provides.
Our Board of Directors, staff and advisors to COA have identified the
need to transition to a new senior community center that will provide
us with resources to accommodate continued demand for our serv-
ices. Currently, the COA has an average of about 350 seniors on a
waiting list for services. Therefore, we are excited about our Building
for Our Future Campaign, and grateful to the individuals and busi-
nesses who have donated.

B A""As a couple and as a family we
have been really blessed, we
want to share. We are not that
good as Hands-On volunteers
S' so it's better for us to give
Financially. We recognize that
public funding for organizations
like COA, is slim in today's
world, so we donated to COA."
-Shelia & William Braddock

The Life Center plan is a result of dedicated research and
incorporates environmentally sound elements. It will meet current
needs and the coming explosion of the senior population as "Baby
Boomers" age into our system.

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From left, Nassau County Tax Collector John M. Drew, financial specialists Odette
White and Melanie Darley and Finance Director Michael Love.

Drew earns 'Legacy Award'
UTCW CaflS LEGC7--af

County Tax Collector John
Drew has earned a special des-
ignation for excellence in the
field of financial operations. A
judging panel performed a
detailed review of the office's
financial records, practices and
use of technology in consider-
ing Drew for the honor.
"The Legacy Award is one of
the highest, achievements the

Florida Tax Collector's
Association can award a local
Tax Collector," said FTCA
President Maloy of Leon
County. "The judging process
was arduous and included a
detailed review of the financial
functions of the tax collector's
office. I am very proud to say
that Honorable Drew has
earned the designation. He rep-
resents the very top echelon of


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elected officials."
Last year, Drew earned the
Excellence in Financial
Operations Award after demon-
strating proficiency in four
areas of expertise: Innovation &
Automation; a Perfect Annual
Audit Report; Customer Focus;
and. Budgeting. For the 2012
Legacy Award, Drew demon-
strated that the office had fur-
ther enhanced its financial oper-
A five-person judging panel
made up of government finan-
cial executives from through-
out Florida reviewed the tax
collector's processes as relat-
ed to the four areas of compe-
"The citizens of Nassau
County can also be very proud
of the finance team at the Tax
Collector's Office. With more
than $135 million collected and
distributed annually, we bal-
anced down to the penny again.
I want to give that department
the recognition that they
deserve," Drew said.
Florida Tax Collectors col-
lect and distribute over $27 bil-
lion in local public funds each
year. T'I:: .... Ilectors carry out
state ol Florida work at thelocal
level on b li1l' .1 Florida's citi-

7:30 am
Take Stock In Children's 9 a.m.
5K Walk/Run Fenandina

Ander Crenshaw
knows leadership
In government isn't
just about doing a
job well; It's about
doing It right. More
than ever, we need
principled leaders who
understand what it
means to serve who
value honesty and
integrity and inspire
the public's faith and
trust in Its Institutions.

Fuery day in Congress, Ander leads by
example, votes on principle and works
tirelessly in our best interest.

Ander Crenshaw has been a steadfast advocate
for the best-trained, best-equipped military; a guardian
of our military bases; and an activist for our dedicated
military personnel and their families.
On health care, Ander knows that 'Obamacare
must be repealed and replaced with real reform. The
new law means more government control, higher costs
and taxes, interference with your doctor and increased
deficits; it is wrong for America.
Ander knows that, to create the jobs America
needs, Congress needs to cut taxes for small businesses
and stop the spending spree, He will lead the charge
for fiscal discipline in Washington, a Fair Tax Initiative
and a line-item veto, and the end of wasteful programs.
I;, '-ie'is an ie.w ,d .'.i ir for
thefi ge we need to protect ".-, in-.)t
and get our 'c vris- av wi again.

More taxation, regulation and bailouts will not
create more jobs. Andei Crenshaw wants to untie
the hands of America's job creators before the
country we know and love is destroyed... and the
American Dream along with it.
With his reputation for developing common-
sense solutions to national issues, Ander is the right
representative at the right time. He has attacked the
Administration's. bloated budgets and bailouts, job-
killing taxes and private- ...-
sector takeovers... and : .
he'll continue the fight to -
make America work again. :.J


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A conversation with

For the News-Leader
"I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document
Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda," now
entering its final weekend at Fernandina Little
Theatre, is based on the experiences of award-win-
ning playwright Sonja Linden, who worked as the
writer-in-residence at the Medical Foundation for
the Care of Victims of Torture in London.
The play explores the relationship between
Juliette, a young Rwandan refugee struggling to
write about the genocide in 1994 that killed her
family, and Simon, a poet, who meet at a refugee

center where Simon is helping
refugees write their experiences.
Linden started the iceandfire
S '' theatre company, which uses
performance to explore human
rights stories and which mount-
ed the first production of "I Have
Before Me a Remarkable
Document Given to Me by a
Linden Young Lady from Rwanda" in
2003. She now is active with the
Performance Ensemble
Company, a troupe of older performers who are
creating contemporary theatre. I was able to catch

t Sonja Linden
up with the always-busy Linden this past weekend
at her home in London.
FLT: From your work starting the Write to Life
creative writing program at the Medical
Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture to
founding the iceandfire theatre company, human
rights seem to inform much of your career. Where
did that interest come from? Why is it important to
Linden: It may stem from the fact that both my
parents fled Nazi persecution in Germany, arriving
separately in England in 1939 just before World
FLT Continued on 5B

Artist Susan Sellner, a volunteer at Nassau County Animal Services,
spent 10 hours a week training dogs to walk on leash to make them
more adoptable. However, after a fall last year and subsequent surger-
ies and rehabilitation, she was unable to resume her volunteer duties.
Wanting to still contribute to these animals desperate for forever
homes, Sellner decided to paint portraits of dogs she had personally
worked with at NCAS and sell them for $150, of which $100 goes to
completing the small dog and puppy area that is being built at the shel-
ter on License Road in Yulee. "Unfortunately, county funds only go so
far and all the work so far has been funded by donations and bther
fundraising," noted Sellner. "Doing these paintings is my way of contin-
uing to help the dogs and cats of Nassau County. In addition to selling
these completed portraits, I am taking commissions to paint 8 by 8
portraits of individual pets with the same deal: $100 will go to helping
the dogs and cats at Nassau County Animal Services.
To learn more, visit the Island Art Association Gallery, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina Beach, where Sellner's series of paintings, enti-
tled "Shelter Dogs," is on display. Contact Sellner at
svsellner@yahoo.com. .

Big Dawg Family, far
left, and Belle and Beau
Gator Family, left, by
artist Jose Garcia, who
also created Montmarte
Leopard, above.

Art &jewelry show celebrates FL/GA weekend

Celebrate the Florida/Georgia
kick-off weekend at an art and jewel-'
ry show from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today,
organized by Leslie Urban, at 18 N.
Second St. in downtown Fernandina
Beach. This event is not sponsored
by the Island Art Association.

Ten localartists representing vari-
ous media and commercial art
designs include: jewelry by Leslie
Urban, pottery by Joe Winston, deco-
rative gourds by Elizabeth Weigel,
photography by Stephan Leimberg,
paintings by Teddie Forbes, art mer-

chandise reproductions by Laura
Oliva, wooa turnings by Chad
Bridges, watercolors by Gretchen
Williams, paintings by Ken LeBlanc
and mixed media originals and repro-
ductions by Jose Garcia.
To welcome out-of-town Georgia

Dawg guests and local Gator support-
ers, Garcia has created two new
works of art, Big Dawg Family'and
Belle and Beau Gator Family, to add
to his collection of colorful, whimsi-
ART Continued on 2B


Ghost tours
Guests on the Amelia
Island' Museum of History
learn local
ghost sto-
ries as
they tip-
through '
streets as the past comes
alive through the skillful sto-
rytelling of their guide. The
tour begins at 6 p.m. every
Friday and lasts approximate-
ly one hour. Meet your guide
in the cemetery behind St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Purchase tickets
at the museum, 233 S. Third
St., for.$10/adults and $5/stu-
dents. Contact Thea at 261-
7378, ext. 105 or
Thea@ameliamuseum.org for
Fall festival
Quality Health of Fernan-
dina Beach, 1625 Lime St.,
will host a Fall Festival from
3-6 p.m.
today. Enjoy ChurCh
games, prizes
and food, a 1tUVd
kids' cake page3B.
walk, cos-
tume contest
and bounce houses. For infor-
mation call 261-0771.
Haunted history
Some of St. Marys' most
chilling and historical figures
will be out and about again as
the.JDowntown Merchants
Association reprises its popu-
lar Haunted History Tour at 6
p.m. tonight starting at the
Welcome Center, 111
Osborne SL, downtown St.
Marys, Ga. Golf carts will be
utilized for those who can't
walk the tour.
This year's lineup of story-
tellers includes a couple of
past favorites and eight new
characters. Joining the infa-
mous last man hanged in
Camden County are historical
J figures like Admiral
Cockburn (who burned
St. Marys), a
Union sol-
dier from
the Civil
War and a
pirate at the
FUN Continued on 2B


On Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
the city of Fernandina Beach
will host an adult and chil-
dren's bicycling safety expo at
the MLK Jr. Recreation Center,
1200 Elm St.
Visit with local vendors and bike clubs and
bring the kids with their bikes for helmet fittings
and service checks. They can learn how to fix a
flat tire and assess their bicycles for safety, then
participate in the Bike Rodeo.
Youth bike safety checks start at 9,10 and 11 a.m.
The rodeo starts at 9:30,10:30 and 11:30 a.m. At 10
a.m. the North Florida Bicycle Club of
Jacksonville will teach an adult bike safety class.
Exhibits, informational materials and a chance to
win prizes will continue throughout the event. For
information visit

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Nassau County Amateur ( !
Radio Emergency Services
(NCARES) will hold a barbecue
fundraiser from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
today and Oct. 27 in the park- -

ing lot of New Life Baptist Church, 464069 SR
200 in Yulee, across from the Walmart
Enjoy complete chicken or rib plates with two
sides and a drink. Slabs of ribs will be available,
too. NCARES volunteers are amateur radio opera-
tors, licensed by the federal government, who
offer support during emergencies, disasters and
also at special events. The fundraiser will help
them raise money for equipment and supplies.
Stop by and meet the team. Contact Brian Kopp
at 261-0050 for information.
If you love books and bar-
gains, don't miss the
Friends of the Fernandina ,t
Beach Library Book Sale at
the Peck Center Gym, 516 .._
South 10th St., Nov. 1-3 with ""-
thousands of books in dozens of categories, audio
books. CDs, DVDs, children's books and more
donated by readers to help support the
Fernandina Beach Library. Most are priced from
50 cents to $3.
For the best selection, attend the members-
only preview sale Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Non-
members can join at the door: dues are $15 for stu-

dents: $35 for single membership. $50 for a cou-
ple or $75 for a family.
The sale is open to the public on Friday, 9:30
a.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday. 9-30 a.m.-3 p.m. with
fire-sale markdowns early Saturday afternoon. For
information on membership or eventsemail fer-
nandinalibfriendsgmail.com or visit www.nas-
saureads.com and click on Friends of the Library.
Nassau Humane Society
invites you to the eighth
annual Pasta for Paws
Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 3 from
4:30-730 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Tickets are $12. Dinner
includes salad, spaghetti, meatballs, bread, bever-
age and dessert. Additional desserts are $2.
Takeout available. Children 6 and under eat free.
Enjoy live music by Frankie's Friends and a huge
silent auction.
Tickets are on sale at the NHS Dog Park,
Second Chance Store on South Eighth Street and
online at www.nassauhumanesociety.com. All
proceeds benefit the homeless animals at the
shelter. Phone Penny Landregan at 277-1152 for

Educator-Business Owner-Leader

Kimberly Fahlgren for School Board District 4


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Boy Scout Troop 89 will
hold a Fish Fry, sponsored
by the Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club, from 5-7 p.m.
today at Kelley's Pest
Control, 10th and Lime
streets. Dinners are $10,
drive-through take-out only.
For information and tickets,
contact Bob Rainey at 206-

Former Bulldog MVP and
track captain, Loran Smith,
will sign copies of his book,
Let the Big Dogs Eat Again,
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach.
A native of Wrightsville,
Ga., Smith is past chairman of
the state of Georgia Sports
Hall of Fame and was elected
to the Hall of Fame in 1997.
Call the store at 261-0303.
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The first Kinchafoonee
Cowboys GA/FL Kickoff
Party will be held on the
river,behind Cotton Eyed
Joes (at the foot of the
Shave Bridge) today.
This year's event will bene-
fit the Jason Luke Recovery
Fund. Luke suffered a broken
neck and damaged artery in a
fall on Sept. 2 and is para-
lyzed frorp the mid-chest
down. He currently is at
Brooks Rehabilitation in.
Jacksonville. He was
employed at RockTenn at the
time of his accident but his
insurance was not in effect.
Tickets are a $10 minimum
donation to the fund in
advance or $15 at the door.
Call 206-7786 or visit
rite.com for tickets and infor-

Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary will host a
Pancake Breakfast on Oct.
27 from 8-10 a.m. at
Applebee's, corner of
Sadler Road and South
Eighth Street.
Enjoy pancakes with
scrambled eggs,
bacon/sausage and a drink for
$8. A portion of the proceeds
will be used to fund auxiliary
scholarships, the Beyond
Tuition Program, Kid's Tours
and other ongoing projects for:
the medical center. :; ,.., : :`; :
Tickets are available at the
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Gift Shop or at the
.door. For information call the
auxiliary office at 321-3818.
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The 52nd Annual
Morocco Shrine Circus rolls
into town for two days and
six shows at the University of
North Florida Arena, 4567 St.
Johns Bluff Road South, on
Oct. 27 at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and
7 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 11 a.m.,
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are
$15 per person and available
at the Morocco Shrine Center,
3800 St. Johns Bluff Road
South, or charge by phone at
(904) 642-5200, ext 10.

Greater Nassau County
Chamber of Commerce will
hold a Fall Festival Fish Fry

.& Craft Fair on Oct. 27 from
9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Train
Depot in Callahan. For infor-
mation or to order your fish
dinners, contact (904) 879-
1441 or info@greaternas-
* *
Horizons Restaurant
with Courtney Thompson,
owner and executive chef,
and Steve Raszkin, owner
of A Taste of Wine by Steve,
will host their first Wine
Fest on Oct. 28 from 3-6
p.m. in the restaurant park-
ing lot. Enjoy foods from
Thompson and Chef Zach
Raszkin, a tasting of 50-plus
wines from Steve and other
distributors, cigars from
Waterwheel Cigars, Steve
Leimberg photography, Carol
Blochlinger Studio
Photography, live music and
other activities.
Tickets are $30 per per-
son, all-inclusive, available at
Horizons and A Taste of Wine
by Steve, or upon arrival. For
information call Raszkin at

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
hold its 20th anniversary
Genealogy Seminar Nov. 3
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 2800
South 14th St.
Nationally known speaker
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, -
CGL will present the topics
Getting to Know You, Getting
to Know More About You;
Creating a Research Plan;
GPS for Genealogists; and
Manuscripts and More.
Registration is $30 for AIGS
members, $35 for non-mem-
bers with lunch provided if
postmarked by Oct. 27. Forms
are available at Nassau
County libraries, or visit
www.aigensoc.org for the reg-
istration form, topic descrip-
tions and directions.
* *
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach is having
a silent auction at each of
its meetings from October
through December to raise
funds for the school media
centers at Southside, Emma
Love Hardy, Yulee Primary
and Yulee Elementary.
. The Woman's Club meet.
; ing on Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m.
will be open and the public is
The program will be mak-
ing Atta Girl Bracelets for
women who have cancer or
those who have recovered
from the illness. Everyone
gets to make a bracelet. Lee
Buchannan, who initiated Atta
Girl Bracelets, will direct the
project. Lunch will be provided
for $8. If you would like to
attend, RSVP to Dale Deonas
at 261 -3045 or speak with a
Woman's Club member by
Nov. 4.
* *
Visitors can join close to
300 petanque players from
25 states, Canada and
Europe, as they compete in
this simplified version of an
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Market music
Cody Norton and Brandon Delp make up
the acoustic duo, The James Cody Band,
playing from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the
Amelia Island Market Place on North
Seventh Street in downtown Fernandina
Story & Song
An Evening :.t Si'ry & S-.ng le popJu-
lar rmuic series h t.led :y t. Martk and Donna
Paz Kautman and sp-ns-.red by First Coasr
Community, bank welcorres :conlemporar',
Cellt, singer' s.n,-jAri er Danny Ellis :,n Nov
10 besi ki'.'.'n r'.r his :ne-man shro.w abuor
grovwiiig up in an n h o:rplhanage ru
Voices Nowl, thal his .cr',, has been turned
intic a book and sitae pla Ellis has gone :.ri
io write and record all-ne. material His pc.w-
erul and pers':nal songs seamlessly blend
indie-folk and Alro-Latin rhylhmis with his
always-present Iraih roorts He will perlcrm in
Burns Hall atSi Peteri',- Episcopal Church
Open seaihng at 7 15 p ni show siarls at 8
p mn A $1. donaiion 1:. the artsi is equesled
Foi intormalion visit E.erning q': Stor'.' &
Song" .:n Faceb.-,ok. listen Ito Ellis's music al
wvww DannyEllisMusic i:corn
The Courtyard
The Courlyard Pub & Eais. 316. Cntre
St features Gary Ross in the piano bar
every Monday at 7 p m John Springer every
Thursday and Saturday at 30 p m live
entertainment nightly Call 4 32-7086 Join
them .n Facebook at counvardpubandeals
Dog StarTavern
Dog Star Tavern 10 N Second St, The
Fritz tonight and Oct 27, Spade McOuade
Nov 1, Yankee Slickers Nov 2. Parker Urban
Band No' 3 Every Tuesday is Working
Class Sliff when thousands c1 vinyl records
are fo'i sale and available 10 listen io Visit
Dog Star on Facebook and
Reverbnation corn Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Nighr' is each Thursday from
7 30-10 30 p m in the Mermaid Bar hosted
by local musician Terny Smith Musicians per-
form a couple -'f songs arnd the audience
gels to hear new talent Appropriate for the
whole family No N :,'-.er charge Call Smith al
1904) 412-7665
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar. 2,045 S
Fletchei Ave DJ Hea.,y Hess Sundays Visit
Hammeihead on Facebook Coniact Bill
Childers at bill -athepalacesaloon corn
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove featuring Lawrence

American Open on Nov. 10-
11 in downtown Fernandina
,Thegoal is to toss or roll a
number of hollow steel balls
as close as possible to a
small wooden target ball.
Players take turns and the
team that ends up nearest to
the target ball when all balls
are played, wins.
The' event is free to the
public and includes interna-
tional live music, food and a
bar. For information visit
open.net or call 491-1190.


"The Rocky Horror
Show" will be presented on
Amelia Community
Theatre's "Studio 209
Stage" today through Oct.
28 and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-3
at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7
p.m., with open seating. begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m.
This musical tells the story
of a young engaged couple
who get caught in a storm and
seek shelter at the home of a
mad scientist who has created
a bizarre creature.
The show contains adult
material, and those under 18
will not be admitted without a
parent or legal guardian. A.
Participation Props Kit is avail-

ART Continued from 1B
cal animals. These originals
plus various art reproduction
items will be available for pur-
New to the local art scene,
Oliva, Forbes and LeBlanc will
join the show displaying their
unique art and reproductions
to the public.
Exquisite designs by
Weigel, Winston and Bridges
include decorative gourds,
hand-made pottery plus
turned wood items that make
excellent gifts for the coming
holiday season. Williams will
be displaying her beautifully
executed watercolor paint-
Leimberg's photographs
are truly works of art and are
not to be missed. Some of his
works have been included in
art shows at First Coast
Community Bank.
Urban, the organizer of
this show, will present her lat-
est one-of-a-kind hand-crafted
jewelry and unusual polymer
clay designs.
The exhibit is open to the
public with free admission. All
exhibiting artists will be pres-
ent during the day-long sale.
Call 225-0065 or 557-3273.

Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Dress is casual. For information call Holmes
at 556-6772.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at 7:30
p.m.; wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6:30
pm with 10 wines for $10 along wilh
cheese and crackers and Irve entertainment,
dan tournament every Tuesday at 7 ?C p m .
Dan V:ll Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30 p m he
Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8 30 p m -
midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8 30
p m -12 30 a m Call 261-1000 Visit
www okanes com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St Buck
Smith Proleci Tuesdays at 9 p m Wes Cobb
Wednesday al 9 p m DJ Heavy Hess
Thursday local and regional bands Fridays
and Saturdays, NFL SundayTicket. Buck
Smilh Project 9 p m Sundays Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email bill''@thep-
alacesaloon corm
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave Rocco Blu Band on stage 7-11
p m. Friday. live music outside 6-10 p m,
Dan Voll 1-5 p m and Karibbean Flavor 6-10
p m outside each Saturday. Reggae Night
with Chillakaya 6-10 p.m Sundays:
Frankies Jazzy Jams 7-11 pm Tuesdays.
The Macys 6-9 p.m Wednesdays; and line
dancing 6-9 p m Thursdays, with lessons
starting at 6 p m Visit www sandybottom-
samelia corn
Seabreeze Sports Bar
Seabreeze Sports Bar. 2707 Sadler
Road. inside the Days Inn, DJ Wayne
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave live music in the liki bar from 6-10 p m.
every night and 1-5 p m Saturdays and
Sunday. reggae Wednesdays wth Pili Pili,
The Macy's in 1he lounge Friday and
Saturday 6-10 p m, trivia Thursdays at 7 30
p m with DJ Dave, and shag dancing
Sunday from 4-7 p m music nightly from 9
p m -1 a in in the Breakers Lounge Call
277-6652 Visit www.siidersseaside corn
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., DJ Roc Wednesdays and
Richard Smith Fridays; NFL Ticket Sundays
Call 261-5711

able at the theater; outside
props are not permitted. All
tickets are'$20. Call the box
office at 261-6749 or visit
* *
Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the romantic comedy
"Almost, Majine" at 3 p.m.
Oct. 28 at'Studio 209, locat-
ed at 209 Cedar St.
Men and women ages 18
and over are needed for the
The play is a series of
whimsical and magical love
stories, all taking place on a
cold night in the fictional town
of Almost, Maine.
Performance dates are
between Feb. 7 and 23 on
ACT's Main Stage. Geoffrey
King is the director.
For information or to check
out a script, contact the the-
ater at 261-6749 or acthe-

Carmike Cinemas, 1132
South 14th St., Fernandina
Beach, presents live
streaming of famous opera
and ballet companies per-
forming in Europe on
Sunday at 2 p.m. and
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Tickets are generally $15.
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Regio di Torino; an.d Nov. 4
.'and,6, Swan.Lake,by.the ,
Royal Ballet.

The Future Community
Holocaust Initiative and the
Jacksonville Film Festival
will present a special
screening of "The Last
Flight of Petr Ginz" on Nov.
1 at 4 p.m. in the Main
Theater at the Jacksonville
Public Library. General
admission is $10, and $8 for
students, seniors and
By age 14, Petr Ginz had
written five novels and
penned a diary about the Nazi
occupation of Prague. By 16,
he had produced over 150
drawings and paintings, edit-
ed'an underground magazine,
written numerous short stories
and had walked to the gas
chamber at Auschwitz.
The film is a celebration
and testament to how a boy's
wonder and creative expres-
sion represent the best.of
what makes us human.
A Q&A will follow with film-
maker Sandy Dickson, UF
Professor Churchill Roberts,
Terezin survivor Bob Fischer
and Holocaust educator John
lorii. For information contact
Leslie Kirkwood at Ikirk-

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Marshwalk. They will hold court at 10 note-
worthy locations throughout the historic dis-
trict, fully costumed in their respective time
Tickets are $10 and available at the
Welcome Center. Groups of 20 or more can
purchase tickets for $5 each. Call 912-467-
Proceeds will help promote business in
downtown St. Marys.
Creepy park tour
Come out to Crooked River State
Park in Camden County, Ga., on Oct. 27
from 5-7 p.m. for a walk through the creepy
nature center, then make your own creepy
treats and tricks in a spooky lab with a mad
scientist. From 7:30-10 p.m. go for a haunted
hayride (parental discretion advised).
Food and beverages will be available for pur-
Tickets are $1 ages 3 and up and $5 park-
ing. Call (912) 882-5256.
Cemetery walk
Join Walkin' Nassau on a walk through
Bosque Bello Cemetery on Oct. 30 with spe-
cial guest speaker Marie Santry, past presi-
dent of the Amelia Island Genealogical
Society. The walk will depart at 5 p.m. Park
and meet on White Street in Old Town, just
past the cemetery.
Learn about some of the local residents
and see a piece of history. Afterwards, enjoy
dinner at a local restaurant. RSVP to Jane


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Halloween games
The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach
will hold its annual Halloween Game Party on
Oct. 30 at noon at the Clubhouse on 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd. All card games, board games,
Dominoes and Mahjongg are welcome. Get a
group together and come join in the fun. The
cost is $10 per person and includes lunch.
There will be lots of door prizes and cos-
tumes are welcome. For reservations call 277-
8244, 261-4885 or contact a Woman's Club
Trickor Treat photos
Photography will host
its fourth annual
Halloween Canned
Food Drive for the
Barnabas free food
pantry on Oct. 31
from 5-7 p.m.
Everyone will receive
a free digital photo
with a donation of a
canned food item. .
Digital photos will be
delivered via email.
The Best Costume
winners will receive
an 8x10 print. The studio is located at 1401
Atlantic Ave. (at 14th Street) in Fernandina
Beach. For information call 904-261-7860.

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Guest artist
Special guest artist
Deborah Reid will be show-
cased through Nov. 3 at the
Plantation Artists' Guild and
Gallery at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation's Spa and
Shops, 94 Village Circle. Reid
is part of the gallery's Fall
Colors show.
Reid is a lifelong painter
and practicing attorney from
Jacksonville. Her work is
based largely on her own
photographs, which she inter-
prets in a combination of
acrylic, eggshell, oils and now
aerosol. Call 432-1750 for
'Gallery Squared'
The Plantation Artist's
Guild and Gallery at the Spa
and Shops of Omni Amelia
Island Plantation, 94 Village
Circle, will host a "Gallery
Squared" show starting Nov.
5, featuring more than 40 10
inch by 10 inch square wood-
en boxes with unique paint-
ings in different mediums by
the artists of the gallery. An
opening reception will be held
on Nov. 16 from 5:30-8 p.m.
to meet the artists and enjoy
their paintings. Light refresh-
ments will be provided by
Osprey Village. Call 432-1750
for information and to RSVP.

I ,- -

Eliza Holliday will offer a
workshop on sculptural
books, featuring "Flag Books,"
accordion books and accor-
dion variations on Nov. 10
from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the
Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St. Come and make
painted paper tp be folded
into a book that will stand up
on it's own or stand out from
the wall. Fee is $65, all mate-
rials included, with instruction
by Holliday. Call 556-2517 or
277-4834 to register. Visit
Island Art events
The Island Art Association,
a cooperative, nonprofit
developed to sustain interest,
appreciation, and enjoyment
in and of the visual arts, is
-located at 18 N. Second St.
Courent events include:
The Vanishing Art of
Plaster Mold Making, Oct.28,
2-4 p.m. with Oldham.
Contact (904) 432-8398.
Thursday morning is
Open Studio from 9 a.m.-
noon. Contact Gretchen
Williams at .491-317q1.
The Photographers
Group holds monthly meet-
ings at 7 p.m. Contact Pat
Hooks at 277-2595.
Children's Art is Oct. 27
from 10-11 a.m. and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 6-9
and 1-2:15 p.m. for ages 10-
14. Register at the gallery,
*A Studio Sale will be held
on Nov. 3. Rent a table to sell
unwanted art supplies.
Contact Susan at Sellner-
For information, the com-
plete schedule or to rent the
Art Education Center, visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-



FRIDiAY. OC iOBER 26. 2012/News-Leader


Italy, ar

Just back from Italy. Wow!
What a trip. For years, my
wife has dreamed of seeing
the places she studied about.
in college. Watching her drink
deep from the rich history
and beautiful art was a pleas-
ure all its own. Though I'm
not much of a photographer, I
took over 1,600 pictures. I just
couldn't help it. Around every
corner, there was something
amazing to see.
From buildings, to statues,
to fountains, to mosaics, I
must admit, by the end of the
trip, and after 1,600 pictures, I
was on overload. Now that I'm
home, and surrounded by
America's meager 200(X) years
of history, I find myself remi-

It and going or

niscing and inside every block of marble
appreciating was a prisoner waiting to be
all that we released. As a sculptor, his job)
saw. It really was to set that person free.
was incredi- More than once, we saw
ble. sculptures not completed due
Along to funding that had been cut
with all the off before the projects were
stunning done. To see blocks of stone
architecture, with the shapes of men begin-
PULPIT I found the ning to -emerge, but so much
NOTES works of of them still hidden by areas
Michelan- not yet chiseled, really illus-
gelo the treated the prisoner in the
Pastor most capti- stone concept clearly. While
Rob Goyette voting. I looking at them, and listening
especially to our guide explain the labo-
enjoyed learning a few things rious process, the Lord began
about him. In particular, his speaking to me.
philosophy for creating sculp- "That's what I'm doing
tures. The way he saw it, with you," He said to my

i to perfection

heart. "With every blow of my work He was doing in my life.
hammer and chisel, I'm Though I don't consider
releasing you from the myself completely free from
captivity of all the unneces- the stone yet, I'm a lot further
sary stuff in your life. Though along today than when He
it's slow work, and sometimes first began.
painful, you can be sure I've At one point, while gazing
paid in full to guarantee the at an intricate detail of one of
project gets finished." I knew the statues, I found myself
He was speaking of the price considering how long it must
paid by the death of His Son have taken to finish that par-
on the cross. Those words ticular feature. When I trans-
flooded my soul with peace lated the idea over to my own
and joy. life, and considered certain
To see the finished works areas that God seems to work
of Michelangelo, his statue of on longer than others, it all
David and the Pieta, and to made sense.
marvel at his incredible talent, He's committed to our per-
then to consider how even fection. Though He may have
more skilled God Himself is, worked on something years
made me excited about the ago with a big chisel, it should

be no strange thing that now
he's using a more precise
instrument to get the same
area smooth. I don't know
how that idea hits you,
but for me it's really encourag-
ing. All the chiseling,
scraping and rubbing of grit
over our lives is not in vain.
Knowing that makes surren-
dering to Him, and the
process'of our perfection,
really exciting.
"Therefore leaving the
principles of the doctrine of
Christ, let us go on to perfec-
tion ..." (Hebrews 6:1)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center

Prayer rally
Impact Your World Church will
host a Prayer Rally at 7 p.m. today at
First Coast Inn & Suites formerly
Country Inn & Suites, 462577 SR
200(A1A) in Yulee (located behind
Burger King near 195 and SR 200).
Bring your Bible and a friend. For
information contact Kalvin
Thompson, pastor, at 261-9072.

- Extravaganza
The Solid Rock COGBF's Silver
Seniors are sponsoring a Fashion
and Dining Extravaganza in Burns
Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach,
on Oct. 27 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are
on sale now at $20 per person or $35
per couple. Proceeds will support the
Solid Rock Building Fund. Contact
Laura Wilson at 225-5388 for more
Women in Red
Friendship Baptist Church will
host Women in Red at 5 p.m. Oct. 28.
The guest speaker will be Minister
Mae Mason. For information contact
Bernice Walker at 225-5627.
Religious rally
A Religious Freedom Rally will be
held from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4
in front of the vote pro-life banner on
the noith side of SR 200 just east of
CR 107 (Old Nassauville Road).
Signs will be available or you may
bring your own. All are wel'eome. For
information contact Mary Downey at
Church anniversary
On Oct. 28 at 11 a.m., Trinity
United Methodist Church will cele-
brate 190 years of serving and wor-
shipping the Lord at the corner of
Eighth and Ash streets. Guest speak-
er will be Minister LaVerne Floyd-
Mitchell, the CEO ofaWomen of
Power, author of Women of Power-
Move Into Your Purpose and co-
founder of Cedar Haven Transitional
House for Homeless Women.
EVerypne is invited to join in cele-
brating this milestone the goal is
190 people in attendance while
enjoying a powerful message and
great music.

'Unde Arthuf
Arthur Burt, affectionately known
as Uncle Arthur, will speak at Living
Waters World Outreach Center on
Oct. 28 it 7 p:m. The 100-year-old
"Father in the Faith" has pastored dfor
more than 70 years and traveled
throughout the world for the past 50-
plus with the message God gave him
on "the revelation of the glory of
God," emphasizing that God will not
give His glory to another. He has
been a regular visitor to this area
since the late 1960s, meeting first in
homes and for the last 20 years in
what is now Living Waters World
Outreach Center. The church is
located at 86282 Brady Point Road,
just west of the Shave Bridge on
A1A. Call 321-2117 for information.
Men's Day
Historic Franklintown United
Methodist Church, 1415 Lewis St.,
American Beach will hold its annual
Men's Day Program at 10 a.m. Oct.
.28. Bishop Clarence Drummond, a
native of Fernandina Beach and a
graduate of Peck High School, will
be the speaker,
In December 1987 Drummond
became the pastor and founder of the'
United Faith Church, Inc. in
Copperas Cove, Texas. He also
served as vice president of the Tri-
City Revival Committee, a member of
the Ministerial Alliance and the
Lion's Club. God promoted him to
the. (t r .i.l' ,f bhi-li .in' Jit ,.t 8, 2002.
Because ot his commitment and con-
cern for the city of Copperas Cove,
the mayor made a proclamation set-
ting aside Sept. 18, 2001 as "Pastor
Clarence and Elect Lady Louise
Drummond Day."
Refreshments will served in the
Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall after
the service. All are welcome. For
information contact 277-2726 or
frianklintownumc@att.net. Avis
Smith, pastor.

On Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. New Vision
Congregational Church will hold a
service of dedication and blessing of
its new worship space. Dr. Kent
Siladi, conference minister of the
Florida Conference of the United

Church of Christ, will preach on
themes of hope and vision for the
church. Guest soloists Lisa Flick and
Terry Waldron will provide special
music for the service.
The church has met for four
years in space, provided by Springer
Controls Company at 96072 Chester
Road in Yulee. The company just cel-
ebrated the expansion of its business
and has included space for New
Vision to continue to worship there.
www.NewVisionCongregationalCh ur
ch.org, find them on Facebook, or
contact the Rev. Mary Kendrick
Moore at (904) 238-1822.

Taiz. prayer
Peace is flowing like a river
through St. Michael Catholic Church
on Oct. 29. Beginning at 7 p.m. you
can take.a little time to "Rest in the
Lord." You may sing along with the
small music ensemble or meditate in
silence. It's a half hour of subdued
music, short prayers and blessed
moments of silence.
Taiz6 prayer started in World
War I by the monastic ecumenical
religious community from Taiz6 in
Eastern France and continues
to this day. All are welcome bring a
UU101 journey
Join a fascinating journey called
UU101 an engaging workshop led
by the Rev. Ron Hersom, minister of
the Unitarian Universalist Church of
Jacksonville, 'in Fernandina Beach. A
three-hour session Nov. 2 will begin
with a casual meal at 6 p.m. The
workshop will continue on Nov. 3
from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with a work-
ing lunch. Admission is free and food
is included.
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal
religious tradition that celebrates the
wisdom of all faith traditions and
threads together a sense of social
responsibility and community into a
covenant between its members and
the world around it. If you have an
interest in these ideas, how they
came to be and how they play out
in our modern world this workshop
is for you. For information or to
attend, email eastnassau@uujax.org
or call 321-1686.

Prayer for nation
As the national elections
approach, many people talk about
the state that they believe the nation
is in today. Voting is a fundamental
right and responsibility in odtr
democracy. It should be exercised
based on a thoughtful, educated
understanding of the issues and can-
didates, and, as Christians, after
prayerful consideration.
The Amelia Plagtation Chapel, an
Interdenominational Community
Church, will be open for prayer on
Election Day, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m.-7
p.m. Use the main Omni Amelia
Island Plantation entrance, turn left
just before the security gate and fol-
low the signs to the Chapel.
Everyone is invited to join in
offering prayers for repentance
and a return to righteousness in the
Night of Worship
Dr. Tony Erby will lead."A Night
of Worship: Let the Worshippers
Arise," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at The
River of Praise Worship Center,
83410 Saint Mark Drive in Yulee,
where the Rev. Larry Osburn serves
as pastor.'
Erby, senior associate pastor of
Christian Education and
Congregational Care at Kenneth
Copeland Ministries in Fort Worth,
Texas, will use his gifts in music min-
istry and teaching to promote,
inspire and cultivate love for the local
he worship experience is present-
ed and sponsored by Impact Your
World Church, Inc., the Rev. Kalvin
Thompson, pastor. All people who
want to experience God and who
have an expectation to access and
activate the anointing of God are
encouraged to attend. Admission is
Dr. Erby, who also provides sup-
port to the music department of
. Kenneth Copeland Ministries, will
follow the service with a Music
Ministry Workshop at 10 a.m. Nov.
10 at First Coast Inn & Suites, for-
merly Country Inn & Suites, 4625-77
SR 200.
There is no cost but reservations
are recommended. Call 261-9072.


Springhill Baptist Church's fall
festival, Bethlehem Marketplace,
is tonight from 6-9 p.m. with activ-
ities for kids of all ages inside the
Family Life Center and activities
outside that include a rock wall,
bounce house and train ride.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and
drinks will be available at low
prices. Admission is one non-per-
ishable food item for the commu-
nity pantry. Please, no scary cos-
tumes. Call 261-4741.
Yulee festival
Community Baptist Church,
85326 Winona Bayview Road (off
Radio Road) in Yulee will hold a
free Fall Festival on Oct. 27 from
5-7 p.m.
Enjoy games, prizes, drawings,
a hayride, popcorn and a bouncy
House, all free of charge. Free
food and drinks will be served
while supplies last. The Country
Store will be open with cheap
prices on new and used items as
well as crafts and baked goods.
All are welcome. Call 225-0809 or
Hallelujah Fest
North 14th Street Baptist
Church, 519 North 14th St.,
invites the young and young at
heart to Hallelujah Fest from 6-8
p.m. Oct. 31 in the Fellowship
Hall. Enjoy fun and games, prizes,
candy and hot dogs and chips.
Try your hand at "Dunk the
Pastor," join the homemade
"Cake Walk" and have a fun, safe
time. Free for all ages. For infor-
mation check them out on
Trunkor treat
Yulee United Methodist
Church will host.its annual Trunk
or Treat and "The Not-so-Scary
Hay Ride" on Oct. 31 from 6:30-8
p.m. All are invited for free hot
dogs and-drinks and treat galore.
It's not too late to sign up to par-
ticipate. Awards will be given to
the best decorated trunk. Call
Nathan at 504-0545.

'Sunday School ...........:....................9:30 am
Sunday Worship .....................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ..... ............6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ...............6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nossauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church In
America Devoted to Christ, to the Fellowship &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery ahd Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
in Fernandiha Beach, Kingsland &Yulee.
Men's, Women's and Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yulee Middle School)


Traditional FamilyWorship....... 8,3am & 1 tam
Contemporary Worship ... 945am in Maxwell Hall
SundaySchoolfor all ages ..... 9:45am & lam
Wednesday Oinner (Aug-May).. 5:15pim-630pm

In the Heart of Fernandina
I 9 N. 6" Street
Dr, Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
Nursery *Children
.T- f Youth Adults
SU 261-3837

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30amn
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmr
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer Tr & cerbmg Road, Fcnd6dmna Beh
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Fall Series: Book of Revelation:
Encouraging the Faith
"There will be an opportunity for
healing prayer at each service
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffAIA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm .5:30t pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7pm- Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yltne United Melhodist Church
Sunday Masses Oct-April 8 am- 9:30 am
11am- 12:30pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri.
6pm- Toes
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm: Holy Day-8:30 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt
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Casual Attosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredlble Children Ministries
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A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New ,embers Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning irschip 10:30 a.m. ever Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday, Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.Minifrties:
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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 For All
Servicewww Yuleebaptistchurch.com
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-22r5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 2250809

Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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Nursery provided
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Van Power
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6'30 8-30 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
'Welcomes You!,
Located at the corner I i
of 8th &Atlantic
" 7:30 a.m. Service \.lJ
9:00 a.m. Service
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday

Community Baptist
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ..... 1110 am
Evening Worship .. .. ..6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .....56:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Sercling the Lord with Gladness"

(The Promise Land)
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Sunday-11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
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Stop bullying
"Stop Bullying -The End
Begins With Me!" will be held
on Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m., at
Christwalk Church, 2920
Bailey Road.
This family forum on bully-
ing will address both parents
and children/teens separately.
Tabi Upton, MA, LPC, of
Chattanooga, Tenn., will hold
individual group sessions for
parents and teens/children.
Upton is a well-known public
speaker experienced in the
subject of bullying.
The forum is sponsored by
King's Plumbing and Home
Repair, Windward Sailing and
Publix. Host for the event is
Mosaic, a local community-
minded organization support-
ing families. For tickets to this
free event email MosaicPPT@
yahoo.com or call 277-6812.
Seating is limited to 75.
Parent course
The University of Florida,
Nassau County Extension
Service will present Guiding
Good Choices, a research-
based program that teaches
strategies for promoting
healthy behaviors in children
in grades five through eight
by setting clear positions on
Internet use and drugs and
teaching the skills they need
to make healthy choices and
increase their involvement in
the family.
Sessions will be held at the
Peck Center on Elm Street in
Fernandina Beach on Oct. 29
and Nov. 1, 6 and 9 from 9:15-
11:15 a.m. Registration is $10.
To reserve your spot contact
Meg McAlpine of the
University of Florida/Nassau
County Extension at 491-7340.
Essay contest
Scot Ackerman, MD, med-
ical director of First Coast
Oncology, announces this
year's topic for the Students
Who Care Essay Contest:
Being Good + Doing Good =
Being Happy.
High school students from
Duval and Nassau counties
can enter for a chance to win a
MacBook in reward for their
good deeds. The contest asks
students to write about a time
they decided to do good even
when others around them

to make Strides
for Education

were not. Did your choice
make a difference? Did it
influence others? What les-
sons did you learn and how
will they affect your future?
One winner will be selected
from each county.
For details visit www.First
CoastOncology.com or contact
Director of Com-munications
Michele Katz at (904) 880-
5522. The deadline is Oct. 30.
' Essays may be submitted
online at www.First
Special assembly
The students, faculty and
staff of Faith Christian
Academy invite the communi-
ty to join them for the first
annual Veterans Day
Recognition Assembly on Nov.
9 at 9 a.m. This one-hour
assembly will be held with for-
mer military personnel from
the United States armed
forces as well as the student
body. The students will per-
form patriotic songs. There
will be a guest speaker and a
gift of appreciation for each
veteran in attendance.
Faith Christian Academy is
located on 96282 Brady Point
Road, on A1A just west of the
Shave Bridge. Call 321-2137
for information.

Strides for
On Dec. 8 Take Stock in
Children/Nassau will hold a
"Strides for Education" 5K
Run/Beach Walk on Fernan-
dina's Main Beach. The goal
is to register 250 runners and
walkers, and to raise $10,000
for the Take'Stock in Child-
ren/Nassau Scholarship
Fund. Everyone in the com-
munity can play a role in the
event. To register visit
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sor contact Jody Mackle at
The McArthur YMCA is
enrolling VPK students at the
Atlantic Kids Campus in
Fernandina. Extended after-
school care available. Space is
limited. Call 583-1608 for
details on this free pre-k pro-

Nancy E. Bell, president
of Science First, a designer,
manufacturer and marketer
of science education equip-
ment located in Yulee, is
delighted to announce that
her company has loaned one
of her company's flagship
products, a Starlab, to MOSH
for use in its school outreach
The loan of this inflatable
planetarium system, valued
at $8,000, will give children in
Nassau and Duval counties
the opportunity to have a
state-of-the-art planetarium
visit them right in their
The first school visit
occurred Sept. 25 at
Matthew Gilbert Middle
School, 1424 Franklin
St. in Jacksonville. Forty
students and parents were
ably entertained and enlight-
ened by Eddie Whisler,
school programs manager at
MOSH. The event was
also attended by Helmut
Albrecht, sales manager at
Science First, who states,
"We conducted two astrono-
my sessions. Both were -
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Jacksonville, above. Science First of Yulee, which manufactures the inflatable plane-.
tarium system, has loaned one to MOSH for its school outreach program that
includes Nassau County students.

"MOSH is thrilled to part-
ner with Science First," says

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helps MOSH fulfill its mis-
sion to bring science to life!"

On Saturday, representatives from
the McArthur Family YMCA's
Adventure Guides and Princesses
program explored Conner's A-Maize-
Ing Acres in Hilliard, navigating a
corn maze, taking a hay ride, feeding
cows and riding a train, all while
gr> Pwing closer to one another.
The Y program is open to Nassau
County boys and girls, ages 5-10.
Following the motto, "Friends
Forever," children register with a par-
ent and participate together in
biweekly meetings and outings. They
use the program's compass points of
Family, Nature, Community and Fun
and learn the YMCA's core values of.
caring, honesty, respect and responsi-
bility. A highlight of the year is a
weekend camping trip to Camp.
Imnmokalee, coming up in November.
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details or visit ,nw.firstcoiast'mca.
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FLT Continued from 1B
War II broke out. My mother, because she was
Jewish, and my father, because he was a politi-
cal activist against the Nazi regime. The young
Rwandan woman who was the main inspiration
for the character of Juliette in my play, told me
she felt a particular bond with me, being the
child of a survivor of the Nazi genocide -
which has some strong parallels with the
Rwandan genocide. My parental background
has certainly, and for the most part unwitting-
ly, informed my work, in terms of it themes -
tolerance of "the other" and combating injus-
FLT: Does the Write to Life program still
Linden: The Write to Life Project is now in
its 12th year. My successor was one of my
team of writing mentors and it remains a key
project at the Medical Foundation, now re-
named Freedom from Torture (www.freedom-
FLT: Simon says in the play, "It's the per-
sonal story that will make people really under-
stand what went on, that's what will make it
real for us." Was making the stories you heard
from genocide survivors real one of the goals
of the play for you? Why is theater a good
medium for accomplishing that goal?
Linden: When I started working with
clients at the Medical Foundation who had
experienced 'genocide, torture or political per-
secution, I was shocked to discover that their
trauma was often compounded rather than
alleviated on their arrival in a "safe" country
such as the UK Not only because of the con-
tinued psychological fall-out of their experi-
ences, but because of the indifference, if not
hostility, of their new host culture..
They arrive in a fragile state, expecting to
be greeted with sympathy and respect, only to
be vilified by the tabloid media and, in the
* majority of cases, rejected in their initial
attempts at gaining asylum. The continuous
reiteration of this bitter experience by the writ-
ers I worked with was what compelled me to
put some of their stories into the public
domain, in particular the domain of theater,
which is a shared experience as opposed to

Director Ron Kurtz, left, and cast members Frank O'Donnell and Fifi Dean during a
rehearsal break in Fernandina Little Theatre's production of Sonja Linden's acclaimed
play "I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from

the private experience of the written word, and
as such, a form of witness.
The personal story is rarely, if ever,
expressed in popular press coverage about
asylum seekers and it is this I hoped, naively
or not, might change hearts and minds.
FLT: The clash of cultures between the
tweedy Englishman and the young Rwandan
woman generates a lot of humor, something
playgoers may not expect from a play looking
at the Rwandan genocide. Can you tell me
about the decision to include that in the play
and how much of it reflects your own experi-
ences working to help refugees write their
own stories? ,
Linden: First of all, I thought it was essen-
tial to have humor in the play, as leaven to
extremely painful material. And humor, sur-
prisingly enough, did occur in my writing ses-

sions, and was equally important as leaven
there, too. Humor in the early stages of the
play, to disarm the audience and to enable
them to enter the story was, of course, a delib-
ecate ploy. For Leah, the young Rwanda
woman on whom the play is mainly based, the
play's humor was one of her favorite things.
This was really heartening for me. A lot of the
humor in the play arises from the cultural mis-
understandings between the protagonists.
Simon, the writing teacher, is hopefully a lot
more bumbling in this department than I ever
was! But his "cultural mistakes" and moments
of insensitivity are potential pitfalls for all of
FLT: Tell us about The Performance
Ensemble and your involvement. What are
you working on now?
Linden: The Performance Ensemble is an

exciting new venture for me, fulfilling a long-
held dream of being part of an ensemble, and
working in collaboration from the earliest
stages of a new piece of work as opposed to
writing solo from my garret!
Its distinctive features, apart from
being an ensemble, are that it consists entirely
of older performers and theater practitioners,
all from different cultural backgrounds. We
currently have 15 performers aged between
60 and 83.
I founded the company in the belief that
tapping the energy and talent of older theater
artists from diverse backgrounds and skills
will reap rich artistic rewards as well as
inspire audiences. We aim to take a year to
create our first piece of theater, which will
cover 100 years of human history, as seen,
through the personal stories of our company
members. It will culminate in 2014 to mark the
centenary of the first World War. .
FLT: What do you hope playgoers
take away from "I Have Before Me a
Remarkable Document Given to Me by a
Young Lady from Rwanda," especially as we
approach the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan
linden: I hope they go away with a greater
understanding of the impact of the genocide
as communicated through one individual's
story. My character Juliette was a composite of
three stories of young Rwandan women sur-
vivors, some of whose words are embedded in
the play. But I would also hope that the play
could sensitize audiences to all strangers in
our midst, to all people who are "other" par-
ticularly in these post 9/11 times when, for
example, Muslims living in Western countries
such as ours, are easy targets of simplistic vili-

Remaining performances of "I Have Before
Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a
Young Lady from Rwanda" are tonight and
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Fernandina Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St. Tickets can be pur-
chased at The UPS Store in the island Publix
shopping center. FLT is a small, intimate the-
ater, and patrons are advised to purchase tick-
ets in advance to guarantee availability.

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403 Finance
CASH NOW! Receiving pymts from
mortgage notes, structured settle-
ments, contest annuity or cell tower
lease? Sell payments now' NYAC (800)
338-5815. ANF

601 Garage Sales
rocks, shells, rust, pottery, vintage
clothes, costumes, country stuff, hippie
stuff, stuff you need, original art. Sat,
10/27, 9am-? 125 S. 6th St.

SALE Mary's plants, furniture,
household goods, clothing. All proceeds
go to rescuing animals in Nassau
County. 1331 Marian Dr. Fri. 10/26 &
Sat. 10/27, 8am-noon.

MOVING SALE Fri 10/26-Sat 10/27,
9am-12pm. 2184A 1st Ave. N.
Fletcher to John Robus, left on 1st Ave.
Quality LR, DR, BR furniture, TV &
consoles, housewares, home decor.
(904)400-4275 for early interest in

HUGE YARD SALE Sat. 10/27, 8am.
Antiques, collectibles, much more.
1108 Olive St., look for signs off 8th
St. (F)

601 Garage Sales

YARD SALE 12 Jasmine Pl. Pedestal
table, 4 chairs, chest of drawers,
household items. Sat. 10/27 only,
FRI. & SAT., 9AM-2PM 1534
Plantation Oaks. Fishing gear,
antiques, table with mountain stone,
flaming bamboo hall tree 1880,
Craftsman lawn sweeper, twin
motonzed adjustable bed, bamboo
flooring, much more.
HUGE ESTATE SALE 2423 Clinch Dr.
Fn. 11/2, Sat. 11/3 & Sun. 11/4, 8am-
2pm. Everything must go. Furniture,
household goods, kitchen items,
Chnristmas decorations, toys, linens, &
much more.
SALE 3 families + our church again.
Clothes, furniture, electronics. Too
much to list. Fn. 10/26 & Sat. 10/27,
9am. No early birds. 85620 Lana Rd.,
Wilson Neck subd.
ESTATE SALE Fri. 10/26 .& Sat.
10/27. Toys, clothes, furniture,
surfboard, books, sewinr & serger
machine. Some antiques, some not
85045 Telephone Ln., Yulee. (904)
ESTATE SALE Mahogany dining
room, table, six chairs (very nice),
floral sofa, oversized wicker chairs,
child's chair, wicker stand, other
chairs, linens, credenza, lamp tables
(nice) lamps, kitchen items, dishes,
glass, bunk beds, pair single beds,
somb clothes, shoes, bikes, many
nice patio pieces, books, China,
beautiful artwork, rugs, lounge chair
with ottoman, bar stools, fan,
storage boxes, oak dresser, chests,
Jardinere, white dresser, curtains,
bed covers,'toys, much much more.
4150 South Fletcher, Fern. Bch.
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Oct. 25, 26, 27, 8-
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601 Garage Sales

YARD SALE 85159 Harts Rd., Yulee.
Sat. 10/27, 8am-2pm. Furniture,
home decor, clothes, household items,
lamps, handbags, etc.

roll-away-bed, file cabinet, kitchen,
Christmas, household items, books,
clothing, much more. 2104 Canterbury
Ln. Fn. 10/26 & Sat. 10/27 and Fri.
11/2 & Sat. 11/3, 9am-lpm

1602 Articles for Sale
w/hi-back seat. Used less than 30
days, never outside, less than 2 yrs
old. $875. Call (904)277-2104.

604 Bicycles
RACING BIKE Specialized Roubaix
Elite-58cm Cane Creek STE56E024.
$975/OBO. (904)321-1651

611 Home Furnishings
original plastic, never used. Orig price
$3,000, sacrifice $975. Can deliver.
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* 2146 Natures Gate Court North (Natures Gate
Subdivision) 1610sf 3BR/2.5SBA, Full Masler bath,
formal dining area and eat-in kitchen, carpet and vinyl
flooring, vaulted ceilings, private yard/courtyard and
patio deck. Washer/ dryer and lawn care included. Wood
fencing and 2-cal garage. Available November Ist
*2164 Natures Gate South (Natures Gate
Subdivision) 1806sf 4BR/2BA, Master bath has gar-
den tub and walk-in shower, guest bath has tub/shower,
dining in family room, eat-in kitchen, closet pantry, carpet
and ceramic tile. Private yard/courtyard and patio/deck.
Rear yard backs up to gecenway. Lawn care, water and
sewer included. 2-car garage. Available November 1st
* 86004 Cathedral Lane (Lofton Oaks Subdivision)
1483sf 3BR/2BA, Beautiful partially fenced lot and
open flomi plan. New carpet, linoleum and interior paint.
Ten minutes from Amelia Island and convenient to
Jacksonville International Airport. Fireplace in family
room and 2-car garage. 1/2 OFF First Month's Rent
* 96097 Ridgewood Circle (Lofton Pointe
Subdivision) 1600sf 3BR/2BA Open floor plan with
fireplace in living room. Latundry room includes wdsher
and dryer. Screened back porch overlooking pond.
Available November 1st $1295

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* 86071 Remsenberg Drive (North HIampton
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ground. Available Now! $1650
* 1582 Park Lane (Amelia Park Subdivision) 400sf-
Cute studio apartment with efficiency kitchen. Tile floors
in kitchen and bathroom. $650 .
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unit only 2 blocks froi the Beach. Ceramic tiled floors
throughout and eat-in kitchen. Water and sewer included
in rent. Available November 1st S1100
* 2850 S. Fletcher Avenue (Down) Ocean Front!!
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eat-in kitchen. Includes water, sewer, trash and lawn care.
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Amelia Shotgin Sports

86300 Hot Shot Trail, Yulee, Florida


Registration: 9:00 a.m.

Shooting: 10:00 a.m.

Lunch & Awards: 12:00 p.m.


4 Person Teamns $500

2 Person Teans $300

Pre-Registration Deadline is October 29"'

4 Man Teamrn is $650 after October 29th

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Sheriff's Foundation of Nassau County, Inc.


76001 Bobby Moore Circle Yulee, Florida 32097

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1611 Home Furnishings j 808 Off Island/Yulee 11858 Condos-Unfurnished


3350 S. Fletcher Ave., Unit E6 1130 sf.
2BR/2BA Oceanfront and fully furnished sixth
floor condo. Large Living Room and Dining area
with all furnishings and TV. Master Suite with
private bath and views of the Atlantic. Guest
room with twin beds. Large private patio.
Community Pool. Water included. No Pets. On
Island. S1,797/mo.
2503-A W. 5th Street 1983 sf. 3BR/3BA
Northend condominium just a quick stroll from
the beach. Tiled throughout and with ocean
viewsfrom the Master Suite balcony. Master
located upstairs with Guest rooms down.
Community pool. Pets ok. On Island. $1,647/mo.
95024 Barclay Place #2 1541 sf. 2BR/2BR
town home in the gated Summer Beach
community of Harrison Point. Tiled throughout
theLiving Room (with fireplace) opens to the
Kitchen and Breakfast nook for a clean spacious
feel. Master Suite features doublevanity and
separate garden tub and shower. Large screened
porch outside and one car garage. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,497/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/I)ining Room combined. Master
suite with private bath. Optional AlP
membership available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok.
On Island. $1,297/mo.
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 sf 3BR/2BA open
floor plan Florida style home in Timbercreek.
Bright, large rooms and kitchen oc.hl,:.kingli. i
area with plenty of cabinet space. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,250/mo.

76015 Deerwood Dr 1858 sf 3BR/2BA house in
Timbercrcek' Plantation. Corner lot with large
backyard. Custom paint throughout. Upgraded
Kitchen with tile floors. Huge Master Suite with
separate tub & shower. Irrigation & security systems.
Dogs ok. Off Island. S1,247/mo.
1831 Perimeter Park Road 1476 sf 2BR/2BA First
floor condo located in Amelia Park. Upgraded
kitchen. 'ii o distance to YMCA, shopping,
dining and schools. Sidewalks for biking or walking
throughout entire area. Pets ok. On Island.
96010 Stoney Dr 1373 sf. 3BR/2BA upstairs
townhouse in gated Stoney Creck. Large open floor
plan with huge , :1i and center island plus
Breakfast Area. Master Suite has a big walk-in closet
and separate 1i ... irJ.n tub. Screened porch
overlooks wooded area and pond. One car garage.
Small dog ok. NO CATS. Off Island. $1,150/mo.
41 Oak Grove Place 1008 sf. 2BR/1BA home with
hardwood (loots throughout plus a pool! Recently
updated rhroughoiut! Study with builr in bookshelves.
Pool & lawn care. Pets ok. On Island. $1,147/mo.
95 Oak Grove 1076 sf. 2BR/2BA 1940's era cottage
located on the end of a quite circle off 14th street.
Vintage charm with modern conveniences. Living/
Dining Room combo. Hardwood floors in the master
bedroom. Updated kitchen. Plus large and lush garden
throughout the entire backyard. Pets ok. On Island.
30936 Paradise Commons #227 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA
totally renovated Amelia Lakes cotido with custom
paint and fixtures. This 2nd floor unit is within easy
walking distance to pool and other amenities. Pets ok.
Off Island. $950/mo.

Brad Holland,

JAX Quality products 50-80% off
retail. Queen mattress sets $150.
Sofa/Love $399. 5pc Bed set $399.
House/Condo packages $1799. Call
never used, brand new in factory
boxes. Original cost $4500, sell for
$795 Can deliver. Call Tom (407)574-
3067. ANF
leather, like new, $850. Cape Hateras
floor lamp, $100. (904)225-5325

701 Boats & Trailers
FOR SALE 14.5 ft. Jon Boat, 25hp
Yamaha, yr 2000. $2,500. Call (904)
UTILITY TRAILER 6'X12', high sides
with ramp, one year old. $1,100. Call

705 Campers & Supplies
FOR SALE 1998 CampLite pop-up
camper. $2,400. Call (904)261-6491.

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

I 806 Waterfront I

4BR/3BA 3 car garage, in beautiful
N Hampton. Neutral colors, stainless
appliances. Mother-in-law suite, formal
living and dining rooms, great room
with breakfast area. On wooded
preserve. Owner financing options. Call
Daune Davis, Watson Realty Corp. 904-

817 Other Areas
AUCTION: Real Estate & Personal
Property Cliffside Mansion &
Cottages. 216+/- acre Country Estates
offered In 17 tracts in Carroll County &
Galax, VA. Long frontage on New River
Trail & Chestnut Creek. Guaranteed to
sell over $699,000. Nov 8, 10am -
Personal Property; Nov. 9, 10am
Personal Property, Real Estate sells at
noon. Sale held On-Site-Tract 7, 506
Cllffview Rd., Galax, VA 24333. 5%
Buyer's Premium on Real Estate, 10%
Buyer's Prenrtum 6n Personal Property.
For more Informaiton go to woltz.com
or call Woltz & Associates, Inc., Brokers
& Auctioneers, (VA# 321) Roanoke, VA
(800)551-3588. ANF

852 Mobile Homes
ON & OFF ISLAND 2/2 & 3/2 mob.
homes. Clean & remodeled. Pay wkly/
mthly. + dep & utils. ALSO eff & 1 BR
apt at bepch. Call details 261-5034.

852 Mobile Homes
NICE 3BR/2BA SW in Yulee. Wood
kitchen cab., SS appliances. $695/mo.
Water inc. Possible RTO. Call (904)
501-5999. Other 3BR SW rental avail.
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.

FOR RENT Newly remodeled duplex.
Two story, 2BR/1.5BA. On island, near
beach, great location. No smoking.
$900/mo. (904)556-3889

Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $799/mo incl. water/ sewer! Call
Tammy at (904) 415-6969 for a
showing, www.amelialakes.com
2BR/2BA with 2 car garage,
swimming pool and tennis courts.
Stone throw from shops and the beach.
$1,000/mo. (904)415-8256
2BR/2BA FOR RENT $850/mo.
Gated community on island. W/D.
Available 11/1. Please call (904)277-

860 Homes-Unfurnished
CHARMING 2BR/1BA cottage near
downtown. Bamboo. floors, screened
porch, sun porch, art glass tile,
laundry/storage shed. $925/mo. +
deposit. (904)556-2177

4BR/3BA HOME in Amelia National.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water
views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583.

1860 sq. ft. 95130 Village Dr. Fire-
place, lake view, garage. $1475/mo.
Call (904)923-7637.

FOR RENT Unfurnished house, 2184
1st Ave. 3BR/2BA. $1,300/mo. (912)
4BR/1BA HOUSE in Fernandina
Beach. Ceiling fans, freshly painted,
deck. 317 S. 10th St. $825/mo. + dep.
& ref's. Call (904)335-7348 for appt.

Waterfront Homes & Lots Call campground. Weekly or monthly. All garage, all appliances. Access to
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H. utilities & WiFi included. (904)225- beach, pool, tennis. Gated community.
Lasserre, Realtor. 5577. $1600/mo. 1 yr lease req. 321-1713



Isle d.Ma

855 Apartments
AT BEACH Eff. & 1BR, Incl utils. Long
term $145-$225/wk + dep. Also on &
off island 2 & 3BR mob. homes. Clean
& remodeled. For details call 261-5034.

856 Apartments
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families: 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This Institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711
1BR/1BA 615 Donnie Ln., upstairs.
CH&A, W/D hookup, utilities included.
$775/mo. Call (904)415-2479.
FB LR, kitchen, front porch, wood
floors. $900/mo inci utilities + $750
security dep. Call David (904)465-2514
ISHED Massive bathroom and jacuzzi
bathtub. Utilities and Wifi included.
South 16th St., off of Atlantic Ave.
Contact (904)556-1768.
APT. Tile throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005

S857 Condos-Furnished
4BR/i4BA villa QN. Island, ,near,,, Ritz,
beach access, service-animals only. No
smoking. For rates call (904)491-0676.
2BA. Pool,' close to beach & shopping.
$925. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)
Model gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool,
tennis & more! Call Tammy at
(904)415-6969 for a showing.

Real Estate, Inc.

*2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apart-
ment with single car garage, small deck,
office/bonus room, tile and laminate
flooring, second floor with just a peek
of the ocean! $1,200/mo.
* 305 S 17th Street, 2BR IBA house
$850 a month + utilities
* 2377 S. Fletcher 2BR IBA half of
duplex $890 a month includes water,
sewer, and garbage
* L-2 Forest Ridge 2BR 1.5BA town-
house, furnished, $1250 a month
includes water, sewer, garbage, and elec-
tric. 11% tax for less than 6 months.
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All
until, wi-fi,TV &. phone.
* 3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper
Loop $1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning
* Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one, 1.600 sq ft space, AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM and Tax
* Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft. $ 1050/mo.
+ sales tax.
* Five PointsVillage 1.200 sq.ft.AIA/S8th
St. exposure Great for retail, services,
or office. $1,200/mo +sales tax.
* Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) -
910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception
area, kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo.
+ utilities.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease +
tax.Sale also considered.

CLEAN HOME CH&A, blocks to
beach, 3/2. $875/mo. Call The Realty
Source, Inc. (904)261-5130, Iv msg.

Hampton. 3BR/2BA includes cable and
facilities. $1,600/mo. (912)270-3239

97119 DIAMOND ST.,- Chester Rd.
to Benchmark Glen. 3BR/2BA modular
home. Storage shed, fenced backyard.
$950. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)

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

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

space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utiities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info' call

864 Commercial/Retail
SPACE available on busy 14th St.
mall. Annual lease @ $12 per sq. ft.
Call now to see (904)753-0257.

901 Automobiles

SPYDER $5,000. (912)322-2417

904 Motorcydes
FOR SALE '04 Honda Motorcycle
Rebel, low miles. $2,700. Call (904)




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