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Title: Alachua County Today. April 19, 2007.
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    Section A: Main Voice of the Heartlands
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    Section B: Sports
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    Section C: Classifieds
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    Special: 31st Annual Pioneer Days
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Melee in Alachua upsets grandmother Walreens

Sheriff and local police at odds, Grapski confronts Brady V --


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Former commission
candidate Charles Grapski was at Alachua's
recreation center in the midst of a
confrontation just one day after losing in
the City of Alachua's elections. The


Hawthorne BI

student

tased by Aact

deputy

By DAN REID
Today Reporter -
HAWTHORNE-A fight
between two students at -
Hawthorne Middle/Senior
High School resulted in a
school resource deputy's use
of a Taser gun on one of the
students early Monday
afternoon.
According to Alachua
County Sheriff's spokesperson
Keith Faulk,, the fight began
between two ninth graders at
about noon. Deputies and
officers who were at the scene

FIGHT on page AlO


Alachua to


annex over


400 acres


By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
The City of Alachua is
close to adding approximately
408 acres to its city limit.
The Alachua City
Commission approved the first
readings of proposed
annexations of eight parcels of
land Monday night at its
regularly scheduled meeting.
The additions will be
official pending the approval
of the second and final
readings of the annexation
ordinances on May 7.
The move rounds out some
of the city's borders and fills
gaps where city-zoned lands
surround other properties.
The annexation process
ANNEXATIONS on page A10

Newberry

residents

question

FDOT

about State

Road 26

By DAN REID
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY As plans
continue to be developed
about the future of State Road
26 in Newberry, area residents
had the opportunity on
Monday to learn more about
the process during a forum at
Mount Zura Baptist Church in
Newberry.
Residents listened to
presentations from engineers
STATE ROAD 26 on page A8


incident involved a developmentally
disabled 39-year-old male resident of
Alachua who is under the guardianship care
of his grandmother, Elouise Richardson.
On Wednesday, April 12, the
developmentally disabled man was asked to
leave the Alachua Recreation Center by
director Hal Brady.


"We know [name omitted] well and we
like [name omitted], but from time to time,
we ask him to leave," said Brady.
Wednesday Brady noted that his staff was
especially busy preparing for two sports
tournaments and the developmentally
disabled man was interfering.
MELEE on page A7


coming good time


iua Spring Festival celebrates the season


in Alachua?


By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
A Walgreens Pharmacy may
now be in the offing in Alachua.
The Alachua City
Commission took the first step
in approving the rezoning of a
piece of land near downtown
Alachua on first reading
Monday night to allow a retail
pharmacy, quite possibly
Walgreens, to be built.
A spokesperson for
Walgreens would not confirm if
the corporation did in fact plan
to build on the site located
north of NW 152nd Place,
between NW 141st Street and
NW 140th Street. The rezoning
request made by American
Civil Engineering, Co.,
however, cited the intent for the


rezoning to be the future
construction of a retail drug
store with a drive through
facility, with a potential 5,000
square foot retail store on an
out parcel.
The land in question also
happens to be located across
US Highway 441 from a CVS
Pharmacy, a major competitor
of Walgreens. -
Additionally, mention of
Walgreens in Alachua is
nothing new. Rumors have
been floated about the
company's possible move to the
area for several years.
The proposal sought to
rezone a 1.64 acre parcel of
land from residential medium
density to commercial, making

WALGREENS on page A6


A new mayor for


ELLEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
The 5th Annual Alachua Spring Festival was a hit for anyone in search of plants, crafts, fun
activities and a good time.


By ELLEN BOUKARI
Today Writer
Alachua's Spring Festival
lived up to its name this past
Sunday afternoon as festival
goers were greeted by warm
sunshine, gusty breezes and a
festive atmosphere.
After a wet and windy
morning, the fickle weather


proved to be a stroke of luck for
festival organizers, vendors and
visitors alike.
Alachua's Main Street was
lined with splashes of color as
vendors displayed a veritable
treasure trove of goods for
purchase or consumption.
From fragrant spring flowers to
sparkling jewelry to face
painting, sand art, arid pony


rides, there was something for
everyone.
Sponsored by the Alachua
Business League (ABL) and the
City of Alachua, the 5th Annual
Alachua Spring Festival offered
an afternoon of fun,
entertainment, refreshments
and hospitality.
FESTIVAL on page A8


Alachua r

By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter '
ALACHUA After three
years in office and as many as
Alachua's mayor, Jean
Calderwood, handed her gavel
over to Gib Coerper literally.
Shortly after Alachua's
commission meeting began
Monday, Calderwood passed
the gavel to Vice-Mayor Gib
Coerper, allowing her the
opportunity to nominate the
city's new mayor and vice-
mayor. Calderwood didn't give
anyone else time to re-
nominate her for the position
she's been in for the duration of
her last term.
Instead, the former mayor
jumped at the opportunity to
hand power off to Coerper.
Calderwood also nominated re-
elected Commissioner Bonnie
Burgess to serve as vice-mayor.
Coerper thanked


Calderwood hands
eins over to Coerper

Calderwood for her service as
mayor saying, "I would like to
thank former mayor Jean
Calderwood.
"Three years is a lng tinme
to be sitting at this spot and
under the microscope of the
citizens.
"She's done a wonderful
job," Coerper said as he looked
over at Calderwood and added,
"I hope you stay around long
enough to do it again."
Coerper is no stranger to the
mayoral position. He served in
the position in one of the years
during his first term as
commissioner between 1999
and 2002.
Re-elected in 2005, Coerper
has served as vice-mayor for
the last year. Burgess also
previously served as mayor and
vice-mayor.
When asked to compare his
MAYOR on page A 7


Community rallies behind


child bur victim
By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
Earl Gardner, Jr., is only a
seven years old, and his family
needs your help."
According to family friend
Joe DiVito, Earl suffered a
number of third and fourth
degree burns on over 40-percent h
of his body on April 5. that will
leave the child hospitalized for
the next three to four months.
Earl's father, Earl Gardner,
Sr., or "Big" Earl, is the self-
employed owner and operator of
Al Academy Carpet Cleaner
who DiVito said is hard-pressed special to Aachua CounYl Todahi
to make ends meet while the Earl Gardner, Jr. and father, Earl Gardner, Sr., are shown above
family stays at "Little" Earl's in happier times. "Little" Earl is currently hospitalized and
side. DiVito has consequently recovering from severe burns over 40-percent of his body.
organized a fundraising Friends of the Alachua family are raising funds to assist with
campaign to assist the Gardner medical expenses.
family, who live in Alachua, in their time of need. but other people's kids, too, since he coaches T-
"Big Earl is such a kind-hearted man," DiVito ball. He does a lot of pro bono work with his
said in a telephone interview, business for people who can't really afford his
"He devotes his time to not only his family GARDNER onpage A3
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Teachers from Mebane Middle School in Alachua perform in
a skit as part of "Mysteries in the Middle," an event put on
last Thursday to teach seven different reading strategies to
parents and students. The event ran in conjunction with the
school's "One Book, One School, One Community"
campaign, in which the Alachua community participates
with students as they read the mystery book "Chasing
Vermeer" by setting up clues and symbols from the book
around the community. An article detailing the "One Book,
One School, One Community" campaign is forthcoming.


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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007


Community


Corner


Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


PUBLIC MEETINGS
mArcher Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
nAlachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
*Alachua County Meets the 2nd
and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9
a.m. at the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Room
209, Gainesville. Citizen
comments are taken at 9:30 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
iGainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
*Hawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
*High Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
NLaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
EMicanopy Meets the 2nd&
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
*Newberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
EWaldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


Jesse says, "Between
being called "good
looking" and "looking
good" is about 20 years."

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EAARP- Driver Safety Program
monthly classes cost $10. The two-
day, eight-hour classroom
instruction refines driving skills and
develops defensive driving
techniques. The three-year
certificate qualifies graduates for an
auto insurance discount Call 352-
333-3036 for information and to
register for a class. Gainesville
Classes: April27 and 30,9 a.m. to
1 p.m.
*The Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The weekly
meetings are held at the clubhouse
located at 15115 NW 142 Terrace
(Lions Club Terrace). If you are
interested in becoming a member of
the Alachua Lions Club, please join
us for a meeting or call 386-462-
7178. Lions are men and women
who volunteer their time to
humanitarian causes in their local
and world community.
ECelebrate the Child will take
place Sunday, April 22 from 3-5
p.m. at the Gainesville Downtown
Community Plaza. There will be
free food, family fun, live
entertainment, music, games and
prizes. State Issued Kids Ids for
children five years and up will be
available. The Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
will have a mobile vehicle (FLOW,
Florida Licensing on Wheels) that
will make children's IDs for free.
Certified birth certificate and a social
security card are needed to make an
ID. This activity is organized by the
Alachua County Child Abuse
Prevention Task Force.
*ElderCare of Alachua County
needs volunteers. Are you able to
spare two hours a week to help
Gainesville's elderly? Volunteers
are needed to deliver Meals on
Wheels to frail elderly in Gaines-
ville. Lunchtime meals' are
delivered Monday-Friday, own
transportation needed. Work indivi-
dually or in pairs. For more infor-
mation or to volunteer contact


By Sue Reichert
Horizon Realty of Alachua, Inc.
RETIREMENT
LIVING
REDEFINED

Mature adults are
revolutionizing retirement living.
Today's baby boomers plan to
remain active as they age, and are
better prepared to do so than any
other generation in history. Many
will continue to work from home
offices past the traditional
"retirement" age, and most will
sustain the healthful lifestyle they
have developed during their thirties,
forties and fifties. They are
choosing communities and homes
with features that support an active
existence and that means more
than a backyard pool and a
neighborhood shuffleboard court!
Adults who maintain a
beneficial balance of work and
recreation see no reason to change
their lifestyle afterretirement. They.
want access to low-stress sports
such as swimming, boating, fishing
and golf. Second homes in areas
that offer championship designer
golf courses, lake and beach access,
and trails for walking, jogging and
riding are in high demand. Planned
communities or condos with built-
in exercise facilities offering weight
rooms, aerobic classes, steam
rooms, dry sauna and whirlpool
baths are also popular with active
adults who intend to stay fit
Call me if you are ready to
explore the possibilities for an
innovative retirement lifestyle.
Serving the Crescent Communities in
allfacets ofReal Estate, Sue would like
you to take advantage of her 13 years
in the local marketplace. Combine a
commitment of 24-7 availability and
down home ethics equals a pleasant
and time saving experience for you.
Call Sue anytime for all your Real
Estate needs: 352-318-3200 or e-mail
atSDReich@aolcom HorizonRealty
OfAlachua, Inc


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ElderCare of Alachua County at
352-265-9040.
*Foundation Chapel Church of
God by Faith is proud to serve the
community as a host site for food
distribution by The Gainesville
Harvest. You are welcome to come
every Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30
a.m. The church is located at 13220
NW 150 Avenue, Alachua. The
phone is 386-462-2549. Elder
Willie J. McKnight, Sr., Pastor.
mGainesville Arts Festival The
Gainesville Arts Festival at the Oak
Hall School campus is Saturday and
Sunday, May 5 and 6, from 10 am.
- 5 p.m. and features outstanding.
area oil, acrylic and watercolor
painters, sculptors, photographers,
wood artists, potters and jewelers.
Festival attendees will enjoy
performances of dance, judo,
clowns, music-including barbershop
harmonizing. Children's art
activities are available as are food
vendors.
Oak Hall School is on SW
Tower Road/SW 75 Street (west of
1-75, between Archer and Newberry
Roads). Visit www.gainesville
finearts.com for more information.
*The High Springs AARP
Chapter 3373 meets every second
Thursday through May at the
First Presbyterian Church, 205 N.
Main Street, High Springs. Meet
and greet begins at 10:30 a.m. with
a covered dish luncheon following
the 11 a.m. business meeting.
Speaker: Back in Balance Natural
Health Care. For further
information, call Paul Salg, 386-
454-8547
EThe Master Gardeners of
Alachua County Plant Sale -
Saturday May 5 from 8 a.m. to
noon at the Alachua County
Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th
Ave., in Gainesville (near the
fairgrounds). There will be a great
selection of plants grown by Master
Gardeners at amazing prices.
Master Gardeners are volunteers
trained by the University of Florida


Alachua Branch:
Preschool Storytime Thursdays,
10:30 a.m. Ages 5 & under. Join us
on Thirsdays for stories, songs and a
film!
Archer Branch:
Empower The Beginning E-mailer!:
for the Internet/ computer novice. -
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Free
one-on-one tutoring is available every
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. This
is the tear-free way to learn how to set-
up and maintain a free e-mail account.
Crafters' Coffee Klatch -
Wednesdays, 10 am.-12 noon. If you
embroider, quilt, knit or enjoy doing
any other "non-messy" craft, this is the


Institute for Food and Agricultural
Sciences and the County, who in
turn assist in a number of
community programs, such as
establishing gardens with local
elementary schools, helping the
elderly, and physically challenged,
working with the Florida Yards and
Neighborhoods programs, and
devoting time to youth programs
such as local 4-H clubs. Proceeds
from the plant sale will go toward
supporting these efforts.
Please bring your own wagons
and/or boxes if you have them. For
further information, please call the
Extension Office at 352-955-2402
*102nd birthday party for
Mother Amanda Oatts will be
held April 21 at 3 p.m. in Fort
White Community Center on
Highway 47. For more information,
please contact Marilyn at 386-497-
2310, Nikki at 386-497-1924 or
Lashandra at 352-379-3884.
*Rolling Green Academy School
Reunion The Classes of 1971-
1985 ofRolling GreenAcademy are
having a reunion on Saturday, April
28, 2007. If you graduated or
attended Rolling Green Academy
and you would like to attend, please
contact Kathy Colson at 386-462-
4101 or Connie Purvis at 352-384-
1212. We hope to see you there!
EWanted: Santa Fe High School
Class of 1977. Plan now to attend
the 30th Reunion Celebration on
Saturday, June 30, 2007, starting at
6:30 p.m. Cocktails and hours
d'oeuvre, live music and fun. The
reunion will be held at Emerald's
Thomebrook Village, Gainesville.
Your reward is a fun-filled evening?
Don't miss this once in a lifetime
party! For more details and to order
your tickets, go to www.SFHS
1977.com or call 386-0454-1071,
*SHINE Volunteers needed in
Alachua County Do you like to
help others resolve problems? Are
you looking for a flexible volunteer
opportunity that enables you to
make a real difference in the lives of


Ahoy Mates!

Santa Fe High School Players present
the musical



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Show times are April 17

through April 21 at 7 p.m.

at Santa Fe High School.

Cost for students is $6 and

for adults is $8.


group for you. Join us any Wednesday
morning at 10:00 am. Regular
attendance is not mandatory; everyone
is welcome whenever you can attend.
No registration just bring the craft
you're hikinging on. Share what you
mno\\. or learn from someone else
Enjoy a cup of coffee and 'klatch' with
other craft enthusiasts in the
community.
Hawthorne Branch:
Preschool Storytime Thursdays,
10:30.a.m. 5 & under. Join us for'
books, stories, songs, and lots of fun!!
Reading Circle: Brown Bag Lunch -
Bimonthly on First & Third Mondays,
12:10 p.m. Bring your Brown Bag


PUBLIC NOTICE

A neighborhood workshop will be held to
discuss the construction of an additional office
building located at 12076 Technology Avenue,
Alachua, Florida 32615. This is not a public
hearing. The purpose of this meeting is to
inform neighboring property owners of the
proposed project and to seek their comments.

The meeting will be held on Monday, May 7,
2007 at 6:00 p.m. on site at 12076 Technology
Avenue, Alachua, Florida 32606.

Contact: Eng, Denman & Associates, Inc.
Phone: (352) 373-3541


High Springs gearing


up for Pioneer Days

"The waters of High Springs...Come
enjoy our good nature"


Special to Alachua County Today
Taking place on April 21 and
22, is the 31stAnnual Pioneer Days
celebration the biggest and most
anticipated festival in High
Springs. The event will once again
take place along beautiful
downtown Main Street and
throughout James Paul Park near
the sinkhole.
The High Springs Chamber of
Commerce is thrilled to offer a new
event this year that's sure to please
the entire family an old fashioned
Bar Dance on Saturday night at
5:30 p.m. Visitors will be treated to
music provided by the Flying
Turtles Band, square dance calling
and a BBQ dinner. Guests can
soak up the music and atmosphere
or take a spin on the dance floor.
Throughout the weekend,
visitors can shop for arts, crafts and
other goods from over 100
vendors, pick fresh produce from
the Farmers' Market, enjoy
historical demonstrations in the
Heritage Village or sample a
variety of festival food fare at the
Food Court. Families will love the
entertainment value at the Kid's
Korral with a variety of acti\ cities
providing fun for all ages. Of
course, no Pioneer Days would be
complete without are-enactment of
seniors in yoir community? Do you
have basic computer skills? If you
answered yes to these questions.
then the Florida Department of
Elder Alfair m ha\ i e the perfect
volunteer position for you!
Volunteers are 'needed ,in
Alachua County for the award-
winning SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. SHINE is a free, unbiased
Medicare and health insurance
information and counseling
program that helps seniors select a
Medicare prescription drug plan that
is best for them; apply for free or
reduced cost dnigs through
pharmaceutical company Patient
Assistance Programs; learn about
Medicare eligibility and coverage
issues, supplemental policies, and
long-term care options.
Free comprehensive training is
provided; mileageis reimbursed and
lunch is included. Please contact the
Elder Help Line and tell them you'd
like to find out more about
becoming a SHINE volunteer. Call
1-800-262-2243 today.
mWorkshop for small business -
"Selling or Buying a Business ...
the process and. your
responsibilities." What is the
procedure and what you need to do
to get ready. The workshop will be
held on Thursday, April 19 from
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the SCORE
office in downtown Gainesville in


an old fashioned Shoot Out from
Pioneer times.
This event would not be
possible without the generous
support of the area business
community. The Chamber of
Commerce thanks the following
businesses for their sponsorship of
the event: Producing Sponsors:
City of High Springs,
GatorSavings.com; Platinum
Sponsors: Camp Kulaqua, Campus
USA Credit Union, Evans/Carter
Funeral Home, High Springs Main
Street Program, M&S Bank, U.S.
Title, WDVH/101.7FM/980AM,
106.9KZY; Silver Sponsors:
Gavere Leather, Grady House Bed
& Breakfast, Horizon Realty,
Lamson & Sessions, Progress
Energy, S&S Food Stores; and
Bronze Sponsor: Jim Douglas
Chevrolet.
For more information about
Pioneer Days, visit the Chamber
website at www.highsprings.com
or contact the Chamber of
Commerce Visitors' Center at 386-
454-3120.
Mark your calendar now for
Pioneer Days on Saturday, April
21st from 9 am. to 5 p.m. and
SundayApril22nd from 10 am. to
4 p.m.


the SUN Center; Suite 104E; 101
Southeast 2nd Place; Gainesville.
For more information call 352-375-
8278. The fee is $10 in advance
($15 at the door). Registration in
advance is recommended. For a
registration form please call the
SCORE office or visit the SCORE
website at:
www.scoregainesville.org/registrati
onform.htm. SCORE, "Counselors
to America's Small Business," is a
non profit, nationwide resource
Partner of the U.S. Small Business
Administration.
'The 23 Annual Zukefest will be
held on MIa3 12 at the fire station i
Windsor. 1401 SE Count) Road
"234 .ll proceeds go to the ~ idsor
Volunteer Fire Department. Fried
zucchini, zucchini bread, bar-b-qued
chicken and many wonderful
veggies. There will be rides, magic
show, beauty pageant, fun run and
activities all day from 8 am. until 5
p.m. The arts and crafts booths \\ill
be selling great gifts for llother's
Day (57 booths'last year).:' '::
Planning .meetings are every
Monday night at,7 p.m. at the fire
house. For information, contact
Bobbi Walton, Chairperson at 352-
372-7814, bjwalton910@ bellsouth
net; Dwayne King, Fireman at 352-
378-8671, windsorfirerescue@msn.
com; or Kealyn Brown, Committee
Person at 352-378-1586.


Lunch (with drink) and join the
Hawthome Reading Circle as we share
our favorite authors, titles, and new
finds!
Artist Appreciation .Reception -
Thursday. April lth. 30 pin. Mleet
the aists and enjo) a demonstration
by local artist Anne Gilroy as we
celebrate 41 years of Hawthorne's
April Art Show! Come at 6:30 p.m. to
enjoy viewing the displayed art;
presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided by the
Hawthorne Woman's club.
High Springs Branch:
Preschool Storytime Tuesdays,
11:00 a.m. ages 5 & under. Stories,
songs, and activities for the preschool
set.
Crafter's Circle Wednesdays, 1:00
p.m. Do you find the time to work on
your craft projects at home? Have
some fun with the Craft Circle, which
meets at the library Wednesday
afternoons at 1:00 pm. If you
embroider, quilt, knit or enjoy doing
any other "non-messy" craft, this is the
group for you. Join us any Wednesday.


Regular attendance is not mandatory;
everyone is welcome whenever you
can attend. There's no registration -
just bring the craft you're working on.
Share what you know, or learn from
someone else.' EnJo\ chatling Rithl
bothr craft' enthusiasts in the,
community.
Mystery Reading Group: Debut
authors Thursday, April 19th, 6:30
p.m. We're checking out who's new in
mysteries this month. Read a mystery
by a new author and bring it along with
others you've read this month to
discuss.
Newberry Branch
Community Story Nook: Tuesdays
& Thursday, 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.
Drop in for a story or two or three or
more! Volunteers will be ready and
waiting to read books to one child or a
group of children. Adults are welcome
too! Visit the story nook to hear a good
book! Want to read to children?
Contact the Newberry Branch at 472-
1135 or the Alachua County Library
District Volunteer Program Specialist
at 334-3944.


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ATACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007


Inmate phone scam


catches attention of


High Springs Police


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS A recent
spate of collect calls from
prison inmates to some High
Springs residents has the High
Springs Police Department
(HSPD) warning the
community to be vigilant when
encountering a collect call.
According to HSPD
spokesperson Gordon Fulwood,
two residents have recently
called the department about
collect calls. Fulwood said one
of the residents had a dozen
collect call attempts to their
phone from a prison inmate.
He said the calls are known as
"Inmate/Jailhouse Phone
Scams" and involve calls from
jail or prison facilities asking
unknowing residents to accept
collect calls from an inmate.
In the scam, once someone
accepts a- collect call the inmate
uses a story about needing to
contact the inmate's family.
The inmate then proceeds to the
caller to press "*72" or "72#".
If someone presses one of these
two prompts, it transfers a
resident's long distance phone
service to the line that the
inmate is calling from.
Fulwood said that in one
previous case that was not in
the area, two inmates charged
over $50,000 in long distance
phone charges in the scam.
Fulwood said the scam
surfaces in cycles, but has been
around for a long time. The last
time the scam made the rounds
in High Springs, over a dozen
residents in the area notified
HSPD. He adds inmates are
persistent in their calls to
residents, and for that reason
police will be persistent in
reminding people to be aware
when encountering a collect
call situation.
The best way not to be a
victim is to not accept a collect
call from someone you don't
know. Fulwood said if the


prison facility you receive the
call from is mentioned during
the collect call, hang up and
report the incident to prison
officials.
Fulwood said it's difficult
for police to pinpoint who is
placing the calls from the
prisons because of the high
volume of inmates each facility
houses. However, Fulwood
said being careful is the best
way to protect yourself from
possibly being billed thousands
of dollars in long distance
service charges.
"The bottom line is if you
don't accept calls, you won't be
a victim," said Fulwood.
Anyone who encounters the
scam known also as "Jailhouse
Jingles" is encouraged to call
their local police department or
call the Federal Trade
Commission at 1-877-FTC-
HELP (382-4357).
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work, even though he could really
use the money. He's just a great
guy with a really great family that
needs all of our help."
DiVito said Little Earl was
injured while playing with matches
and pine straw in a fort he had
outside. DiVito attributes the
severity of Little Earl's burns to the
fact that, once he caught on fire, he
ran out of fear, which only fed the
fire's strength. He said Little Earl's
mom and sister had to put the fire
out with a hose.
Little Earl underwent surgery
on Monday to apply aloe grafts to
his bums in order to heal them
before skin grafts can be used to
replace his skin.
"It took me three days to work
up the strength to see Little Earl in
the hospital," DiVito said.
"It'll break your heart. The
poor little guy is covered in
bandages almost head to toe. He's
trying to keep his hopes up. I asked
him how he was doing and he said,
'OK.' That's one of the biggest
things we can do for the family and
Little Earl, is keep his spirits up."
DiVito said the support he has
seen from the people of Alachua
has really touched him.
"The amount of support Little
Earl and his family is getting has
just really filled my heart withjoy,"
he said.'
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is going down hill, then here's
Alachua."
DiVito said SunState Federal
Credit Union has opened a tax free
bank account to handle fundraising
donations.
"SunState has really bent over
backwards to help out," he said.
DiVito also praised Hal Brady
of. the Alachua Recreation
Department, which presented
DiVito with checks totaling over
$600 Monday night at the Alachua
City Commission meeting for
Little Earl and his family.
DiVito said Alachua City
Commissioner Jean Calderwood
has been instrumental in organizing
Alachua's businesses and area
schools in fundraising endeavors,
as well as seeing that Little Earl and
his sister receive tutoring from their
respective schools, Irby and
Alachua Elementary.
"Hal Brady is our guardian
angel and Jean Calderwood is a
saint," DiVito said.
When asked what the needs
priority is for Little Earl and his
family, DiVito said that prayer for
his recovery was first and foremost,
as well as any donations that can be
made to help sustain the family
financially as they rally around
Little Earl. DiVito cited specific
needs that Big Earl had to meet,
including mortgage and truck
payments, as well as everyday


expenses such as food.
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On Thursday April 5th, Earl Gardner, Jr. was burned over 40%
of his body. He is going to spend many months in the Shands
Burn Center and will need years of treatment and surgery.

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assist Earl's family, SunState Federal Credit Union in Alachua
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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007


Entertainment, when you just want to stay home


By KEES BOER
Today Entertainment Writer
Foxworthy's Big Night Out
Paramount recently released
several episodes of Jeff
Foxworthy's Redneck Comedy
on DVD. The DVDs consists of
two disks, each with episodes
and extras.
The shows all pretty much
have the same format and
Foxworthy has one country
celebrity on each show. These
episodes feature Kenny Rogers,
Trace Adkins, Billy Currington,
Sara Evans, Pat Green, Jack
Ingram, Montgomery Gentry,
Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton, The
Warren Brothers, Hank
Williams Jr., and The Wreckers.
The celebrity introduces Jeff
Foxworthy, who arrives on
stage amidst a group of scantily
dressed dancing women (The
Home Wreckers). He delivers a
funny monologue, which is
probably the best of the show,


followed up with a skit with the
celebrity, sort of like Saturday
Night Fever. Then comes "The
Redneck Word of the Day," a'
couple of songs by the celebrity
artist and another skit.
The DVD set also contains
bloopers, a Behind the Scenes
documentary about the making
of the show and "The Home
Wreckers." There is also a
featurette, "Best of Jeff's
Monologues," which is
basically the best of the ones
that are already included as part
of the episodes.
I must say, that Foxworthy
is really funny, though at times
like most comedians, he is
definitely not family friendly.
And I wouldn't suggest this as
family entertainment.
Jump In
Izzy Daniels (Corbin Blue
of High School Musical) wants
to become a boxing champion
in order to please his father.
When he is asked to help some


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Copyright 2007, Buena Vista
Pictures, All Rights
Reserved.
girls in a game of Double
Dutch, (a jump rope game with
two ropes), he discovers his real
passion, and he masters this
new skill.
I am quite impressed with


this game. I grew up in Holland
and remember kids doing jump
robe with two robes, but I never
saw this. This is quite an art and
combines jumping robes with
break dancing and all sorts of
other dance moves. The kids are
accomplished and it's well
worth seeing the movie just to
see this.
The DVD also comes with
some extras including a Double
Dutch teacher, who shows you
the "ropes" on how to learn this,
two music videos and a short
featurette called "Inside the
Ropes: The Making of 'Jump
In!'
I have no hesitation to
recommend this for families. As
a matter of fact, I would think
that adults also would enjoy
watching the impressive skills
of some of these young people.
The DVD was released on April
.17, 2007.
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2nd Annual Antique Market and Garden Show

April 27, 28 and 28


John Adams
McCallum


John Adams McCallum of
Gainesville, Florida passed
away at his home Friday,
April 13, 2007 after a long
illness. He was 73.
Mr. McCallum served
with the U.S. Army as an MP
in Europe. He worked for
Ben Hill Griffin as director
of pollution control in
Frostproof. Floiidj, and was
the former superintendent of
the City of Gainesville's
Water Treatment Plant,
retiring after 23 years. He
then worked as a Lab Tech
for the Ulni\ersit\ of
Florida's Water Treatment
Plant.
He lo\ed to cook. fish.
and hunt and he \ Gator ian.
He \as preceded in death


by his first wife, Barbara
Jean "BJ" McCallum.
Survivors include his
wife, Catherine Baldwin
McCallum; son, Leon Harle)
McCallum: sisters, Catherine
Brent and Selma Roman;
brothers. L.R. McCallum and
Stanley McCallum.
Graveside services were
held at 11 a.m. on
Wednesday, April 18, 2007.
at Etoniah Cemeter in'
Palatka, Florida.
Milamn Funeral and
Cremation Services,
Gainesville, Florida.

Obituaries: The obituaries
n this section are considered
new s and are published free
of charge b\ .4-aclih Couint' '
Today O()bitIuaries mai\ be
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local events


Special to Alachua County Today
Come join in for a fun filled festival of
antiques and garden paraphernalia at
Thomebrook Village, 2441 NW 43 Street,
Gainesville on April 27, 28 and 29. The
best dealers in the Southeast will be on
hand for the two-and-one-half day event,
with most of those who were in the show
last year participating again.
On Friday, April 27, from 3-7 p.m. there
will be a Free Preview for serious
collectors. This day will be enhanced by
jazz and refreshments in the stores of
Thorebrook Village.
Saturday and Sunday will feature full
days of entertainment with a Vintage
Fashion Show on Saturday at 1 p.m. The
Fashion Show will have vintage fashions
paired with modem clothing to show how
the two can be combined for an individual
stylish look. On Sunday, from 11 a.m.-2
p.m., Lynn O'Keefe will be offering


informal appraisals at $5 per piece a mini
Antiques Roadshow.
Some of the types of wares available
will be glassware, pottery, jewelry, linens,
primitives, medical devices, quack devices,
furniture, china, clocks, candlesticks, ship
models, puzzles, copper garden sculpture,
vintage silk kimonos, traditional patchwork
quilts, and plants.

Entertainment Schedule
Friday, April 27
Free Preview 3-7 p.m. refreshments in
Thomebrook stores;
3 p.m., 6 p.m. Taylor Roberts & Jason
Davis, Jazz Duo
Live Remote 4-6 p.m. Smooth Jazz


Saturday, April 28
8-10 .a.m. Tr
10 a.m. E(
Stylist


11 a.m.
Gypsy Jazz
12 p.m.
1 p.m.
Show/Hot Club Di
2 p.m.
3 p.m. I
4 p.m. 1

Sunday, April 29
11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1

10 a.m.
11 a.m.
12 p.m. 1
1 p.m.
2 p.m. I
3 p.m.
4 p.m. i


adio Live Remote
dan Archer, Song


Hot Club DeVille's

Edan Archer
Vintage Fashion
eVille
Santa Fe Brass Ensemble
Hot Club DeVille
Edan Archer


Lynn O'Keefe -
appraisals
Shade Tree's Folk
AmusicA Pop Ensemble
Naranja y Azul Jazz
AmusicA Pop Ensemble
Naranja y Azul
AmusicA Pop Ensemble
Naranja y Azul
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MA gospel sing Mill be held at
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church on
April 28 at 7 p.m The gospel
sing will feature the
McCormick Famil\ from Lee.
Florida Please bring a covered
dish to share E\enrone is
welcome. A great time
\worshipping the Lord \\ill be
had. The church is located on
County Road 340. one mile
west of Highwas 47.
mNorth Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church is showing
"Facing the Giants." a "'must
see" Christian film for the
entire family\ on Sunday. April
22 at 6 p.m There is no
admission charge. The church
is located at 25330 NW Count.
Road 239. Alachua. 32615 (1 4
mile north of CR 236 & 239
intersection). For information.
call 386-462-3317
ISt. Madeleine Catholic
Church Spring Flea Market
will be held Saturday. May
12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. O\er
60 \endor spaces are available.
Call the church office for a
\endor application at 386-454-
2358. Li\e plants, handmade
gifts and much more for
Mother's Da\! The church is
located at 17155 NW US Hw~
441. High Springs.


IMt. Zura Full Gospel
Baptist Church is having a
Women's Seminar with Apostle
Julia Bern. Oerseer of Joy ful
Sound Ministry. Valdosta.
Georgia on Saturday, April 28
at 9-30 am. The Newberr.
Community Women with a
Purpose is sponsoring the
eent. Call 352-472-5861 to
RSVP for lunch ta free lunch
\\ill be served immediately
after services The church is
located at 25225 NW 2 Avenue.
Net\bern. Phone 352-472-
4056.
IFoundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith is proud to
ser e the community as a host
site for food distribution by
The Gainesville Harest. You
are welcome to come even
Thursday\ from 8:30 to 9:30
a.m. The church is located at
13220 NW 150 Avenue.
Alachua. The phone is 386-
462-2549. Elder Willie J.
McKnight. Sr.. Pastor
IHare Krishna Temple Free
feast even Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Temple is located three
miles north of Alachua on State
Road 235.


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007 A5


Be Ye


Transformed


I find it amazing how a
sculptor can look at a block of
marble and see something -as
beautiful as Michelangelo's
"David" contained within it and
then to be able to chip away
everything that lies between him
and that which he visualized. His
work usually consists of
removing from, rather than
adding to something, to realize
S his goal.
During Lent, Christians are
called to take on the discipline of
a sculptor-to be transformed
into a more beautiful shape. We
cease to be one thing, but at the
same time undergo the process,
transforming into .more of
something else. John the Baptist
says it wonderfully, "I must
diminish that He might
increase."
Lent calls us to this process of
ceasing and becoming, which is
not all chiseling or taking away.
We cannot simply renounce our
desires and expect that we have
magically become absolutely
pleasing to God. Many believe
that sin will lose its power when
it is fought with good works, i.e.,
giving to the poor; preaching to
the lost; and, fighting to defend
the Truth. 'These actions are
virtuous in many ways, but they
are not adequate enough to win
against sin. Replacing the desire


for sin with religious works is the Truth, give yourself over so
never enough. completely to the love of God
We are taught this in Holy that life itself is a daily offering
Scripture. First Corinthians 13:1 to God. St. Paul is teaching that
begins with a variety of good to renounce desire is not the
causes and ministries: speaking actual answer-the answer is the


with tongues of men and
angels; having the gift
of prophecy; having an
understanding of
mysteries and all
knowledge; having faith
that could remove
mountains; bestowing
possessions on the poor;
even giving one's life as
a martyr.
St. Paul tells us that
these things are empty
in themselves. Pursuing
them is as profitable as
giving our life to
chasing the wind, with
the idea of catching and
holding it. The action
has an emptiness to it,


The Rev'd Fr. John
Leasure
All Saints Anglican
Church, Gainesville.
A parish of the
Christian Episcopal
, Church


unless it is motivated by
a desire to be obedient to God,
obedience that will transform us.
Rather than desiring knowledge
for itself, desire the end of
knowledge, which is the love and
communion of God. Rather than
desiring to do good works, desire
the love of God, which inspires
an imitation of the life of Christ.
Rather than desiring to give your
self as a martyr for the defense of


elevation of
desire, our
desire for God.
The First
Commandment
summarizes
Saint Paul's
point quite
clearly: Thou
shalt love the
Lord thy God
with all thy
heart, with all
thy soul, and
with all thy
mind We are
not called to be
less human by
giving up desire
and affection,
we are called to


lift them to a higher plane -
contentment is found in the
desire of things eternal and not
those of temporal things.
Motivation for spiritual activity,
for ministry, for earthly
relationships, must come from
our love for God.
This is the constructive work
of the sculptor, 'the removal of
what lies between the marble and


the idea of the artist. There must
be a cutting away, a constant
work of perfecting the image of
God within us. Those things that
blind us from a closer walk with
God must .be forsaken, as we
embrace our love for God.
During the season of Lent
many resolve to avoid sin, or to
take up a good work, while never
considering that the powerful
desires of our heart will never be
made submissive to God, until
our first desire is to love Him
with our whole being.
Then, as if to reinforce this
idea by example, we are shown
in St. Luke 18:31 the only
illustration worthy of our
imitation the life of Christ.
Jesus saw the temptation ahead
of Him-a season of self denial


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and a firm resolve to obedience.
Christ's final days reveal His
absolute determination to
sacrifice His life on the Altar of
the Cross, not for His own sake,
but out of obedience to the will of
His Father. He embraced the
way of the Cross and embarked
on the course that only the Love
of God could inspire.
This is the path we are called
to imitate during Lent-to
examine those things that stand
between our love for God, and
like the sculptor, we must cut
away everything that keeps us
from being molded more and
more into the image of Christ.
But, we cannot be formed into
the image of God's Son until we
have known Him as He is
revealed in His Holy Word and in


the mystery of His Sacraments.
Only the means of grace will
inspire the love of God in our
heart, love necessary for the
renouncing of false light and our
turning to the true light of God-
Jesus Christ.
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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & Larry Pahman
(386)462-3326

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Ci 1 R I CI NTIRIA
IN ISTRI E
'Building Life Together"
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown .Alachu.a


Sunday


2 services
9:00-10:15am
1 :15-12:30pm


"Where Kids bring their
[(Uj) parents to church"
10:30- 1 1:00am
Small Groups meet at various times during the week.
CEf7-_ Wednesday
Student Ministry 7: 1 3pm,


First United Methodist
Church of Alachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc


J I. Il Saints fanglitan Chturt
SA parish ofthe Christian Episcopal Church
Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is upheld
Where we kneel to pray
Where worshipful music is the standard
Where traditional liturgy is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
Where traditional values are taught
Where we seek to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
Come Join Us
Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
and other special services as announced.
8100 SW Archer Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 www.AllsaintsXnEC.org


Fellowship Church
"'.-:"' High Springs, FL

Contemporary Praise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.
HWY 441 between Alachua & High Springs
386-454-1700
www.FellowshipOnline.org


First United Methodist Church
Hwy 441 S., High Springs
Sunday School: 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 a.m.,
Traditional Worship: 11a.m.,
Youth Fellowship: 5p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship 6:45 p.m.
Church offers transportation to & from services.
Youth/Childrens Director: Holly Erskine
Gary Eldred, Pastor (386) 454-1255


Antioch Baptist Church
3612 NW 177th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
462-2768 Pastor: Jim Leftwich
Sunday Services: S.S. 9:45-10:45 a.m.;
Worship Service at 11 a.m.;
Evening Worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Services:.
Supper 5:45-6:30 p.m.; AWANA 6:30-8 p.m.;
Youth 6:30 p.m.; Prayer
Meeting 6:30 p.m.; Discipleship 7 p.m.

Cebrhdstta if.e Fellowship
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.m/Worship 10:30 am.
Wed., 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
www.clfbest.org

First Baptist Church
of Alachua
Impacting Lives for Christ
Sunday: Small Group Bible
Study 9:30 a.m.,
Worship: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
HWY235 SouthAlachua 462-1337

Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 a.m.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Thesday: YSB 7 pn.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner 6
p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150th Avenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549


HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH Service Times
OF CHRIST r ( (' Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard J J Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Bible Classes forAllAges 9:30a.m. 1 c R C H Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Worship 10:30 am. Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
Evening Worship 6 p.m. ,s acfing Lives
WednesdayBible Classes 7p.m. "inP Trilth of 386-454-1563
highspringscofc@alltel.net with he ord." www.impactfamilychurch.com
Minister: Wayne Rodgers (386)454-2930 God' 16710 NW US 441 Between High Spring & Alachua


New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 a.m.,
Evening Service 7 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Prayer Mtg/Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m. -
Nursery Provided
Pastor: Reverend Tony Barber
:386-462-3390 18105 NW262Avenue


PASSAGE Ministries
"Reaching people where they are...
And receiving them as they are...
Pastor George Dix, Jr.
Praise & Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.
Bible Study/Prayer: Wednesday 7 p.m.
PASSAGE Family Church
2020 NE 15 Street Gainesville
(352) 514-7047


New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800 NE 158th Avenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & FAX (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 am.-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study


St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
Anglican Tradition
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
(386)454-9812


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North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386)462-3317 edwin3441@cox.net
Rev. Edwin A. Gardner, Pastor
Sun. Breakfast 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 9:45 am.;
Worship 10:45 a.m.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
p.m.; Spanish worship 3:30 p.m.; Spanish Supper
4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m.; Evening Service
6 pmn.; Weds. Bible Study 7 p.m.
Your searchfor friendly church has ended
St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands.
Sunday School: 10 a.m.
S Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1'4 mile north
of NW CR 236 in Alachua
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT 386462-8454
Pastor: MikI Lee


Calvary Baptist Church CHRIST'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Independent ... seeking the Lord as He
Hwy 441 1-1/2 miles South ofAlachua wills to be found ...
Sunday 10 am., 11 am. & 6 p.m. 323 S.W. County Road 778
Wednesday 7 p.m. High Springs, Florida 32643
Verse by Verse Preaching (386) 454-1845
STraditional Christian Music www.anglican-fellowship.org
SLUNDAY WORSHIP 10 a.m.
Pastor Marty Basinger (386) 462-2966 S DAY WORSHIP 10 a.m.
Corinth Baptist Church Cornerstone .,
5577 NW 290 Street, Newberry Baptist Church.
Pastor Henry M. Rodgers Baptist Church
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510 Wednesday Church 7-8 p.m.
Sunday: Sunday School 10 am., Morning Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11am., Evening Worship 7p.m. Sunday Church 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner Sunday Discipleship 5 p.m.
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m. Sunday Church 6-7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. Pastor: Marc Pargo (386) 497-3106
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m. Meet at Ft. White Community Center

First Presbyteriant Presbyterian Chuch
Church of High Springs
of Alachua
j|of Alcu 202 N. Main Street
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor (386) 454-1037
14623 NW 140 Street I (386) 454-1037
(386) 462-1549 Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service Worship Service at 11 a.m.
10 a.m. Nursery provided. Pastor: Glen Busby
www.firstpresalachua.org www.fpchighsprings.org

Grace Community Church (PCA) Hare Krishna Temple
ANew aoCh h in WesternAladua Counot International Society for Krishna
Pastor Ty Keys Consciousness (ISKCON)
22405 W.Newbeny Road in Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
Milam Funeal Home's Chapel A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
(352) 472-9500 3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Worship: Sunday 9 am.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org Sunday Services 3:15-7 p.m.: Lecture,
Reaching Out with the Love ofChrist by Lifing Up meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines ofGrace feast. Open to the public. (386) 462-2017

Legacy Baptist Church Living Hope in Christ
Outreach Ministries
n id.i ., i,.... ji The AlachuaNWoren's 1120 S. Main Street, High Springs
Club, 255S. Main St., Alachua Locatedon Hwy27 acrossfr-om Tumblemania
( hl,..o ,nn'idJ. School 9:30 am Tues.: Bible Study 7 p.m.;
church Service 10:30 am Tues.: Prayer Meeting 8 p.m.;
F.anil. Bible Study 6:30 pm Sun.: Hour of Power 9 a.m., Sunday
Pastor John Jernigan (386)454-5529 School 10 a.m., Services 11 a.m.
Pastorohn Jmigan (38 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays Evening Services 4 p.m.
www.legacybaptistchurch.org Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr. (386) 454-4169

Services
e, Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
0f L Ife Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
b Wednesday:
Ansmbly of God Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Downtown Alachua Nursery provided for all services.
www.riveroflifeassembly.org Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Family Study
Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins, Pastor
Theme: Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday 7:30 am., 11:30 am., 6 p.m.,
Tuesday 7 p.m., other weekdays at 8:30 am.
Confession Hours: Saturday 4-5 p.m.;
Sunday 10:30-11 am., 5:30-6 p.m.
3210 N.E. Santa Fe Boulevard
(U.S. Hwy.441), High Springs
(386)454-2358


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A6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007



Alachua fills advisory boards' positions Worried about what to


By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
The Alachua City Commission filled
four spots on two of its advisory boards at
its regular meeting Monday night.
Gary Hardacre, Duane Helle, and Kathi
Schibuola were appointed to the Downtown
Redevelopment Trust Board (DRTB) and
Alan Bates was appointed to the Planning
and Zoning Board.
Helle was also appointed as vice-
chairman of the DRTB.
The DRTB, also known as the
Community Redevelopment Agency
(CRA), is a six-member advisory board to
the Alachua City Commission. Its job is to
carry out redevelopment activities as
authorized by Chapter 163, Part III of the
Florida Statutes, which states the purpose of
a CRA is to redevelop "slum or blighted
areas" of cities or "tourist areas or portions


thereof which are deteriorating and
economically distressed."
Each member of the DRTB is appointed
to a four year term, and the board meets at
least quarterly.
The Planning and Zoning Board, also
called the Local Planning Agency, is a five-
member advisory board. As its name
suggests, the board is heavily involved in
many aspects concerning the planned use
and zoning of property within the city. It
reviews amendments to the Comprehensive
Plan and Development Agreements
required by Florida Statute Chapter 163,
Part II, which are intended to guide the
future growth and development of cities.
According to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs Web Site,
"Comprehensive plans contain chapters or
'elements' that address future land use,
housing, transportation, infrastructure,


coastal management, conservation,
recreation and open space,
intergovernmental coordination, and capital
improvements. A key component of the
[Growth Management] Act is its
'concurrency' provision that requires
facilities and services to be available
concurrent with the impacts of
development."
The Planning and Zoning Board also
makes recommendations to the city
commission on re-zonings, capital
improvement plans, and preliminary plats.
It takes final action on all site plans, special
exceptions, and some variances.
Each member of the Planning and
Zoning Board is appointed to a three year
term, and the board meets on the second
Tuesday of every month.
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Free seminar tells the truth about pet food


Special to Alachua County Today
ALACHUA COUNTY -
Unsure what to feed Fido and
Fluffy in the wake of the
national pet food recall? Join
other concerned pet owners for
free seminar Sunday, April 22,
designed to help answer the
question of how to determine
the best and safest ingredients
to feed our animals.
Veterinary specialist Dr.
Robert Spiegel, DVM, CVA,
CVH, and animal nutritionist
and pet industry expert Guy
Webster will discuss and
answer questions regarding the
recent pet food recall. In
addition, the experts will


discuss how to determine your
pet's nutritional needs, how to
read and interpret pet food
labels, different types of natural
diets and the option of home
cooking your pet's food.
This special seminar,
presented at Dogwood Park,
5505 SW Archer Road,
Gainesville (2-5 p.m.), is free
and open to the public. Dogs
are welcome to attend with their
owners. (Fluffy must stay
home.)
Call. 352-331-5123 for more
information about this
enlightening and thought-
provoking seminar.
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1st annual Mutts & Pups Dog Show


draws big crowd and lots of dogs


Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS The High Springs
Farmers' Market's Grand Opening of the
Seasonal Saturday Farmers Market went to the
dogs Saturday as dozens of canine and other
residents and neighbors came out to compete for
prizes and awards atthe lstAnnual Mutts & Pups
Dog Show. Fifty-five canine contestants, along
with their owners and friends, competed in ten
doggie competitions and Best of Show. Best of
Show went to Buddy and his owner, Mikaela
Jordan. First place winners in each category are:
Most Unusual: First Place Gizmo (owner
Diana Fava); Best Tricks: First Place- Ruffles
(owner Daniel Upstill); Best Dressed: First
Place Bullwinkle & Rocky (Duo) (owners Jack
& Tina Corbett); Owner Pet Look-Alike: First
Place Bodhi (owner Jeanie Deringer);
Smallest: First Place.- Buddy (owner Mikaela
Jordan); Longest Ears: First Place Jedi
(owner Darlene Monk); Best Smile: First Place
- Ben (owner Hal Pachios); Most Beautiful:
First Place Lola (owner Raven Smith); Best
Singing or Talking: First Place- Bandit (owner
David Amold); Tallest: First Place Bullwinkle
(owner Jack & Tina Corbett).
Prizes were awarded through the generous
donation of Countryside Animal Hospitals
Diana's Originals Art & Teaching Gallery,
Sweet Paws Bakery, Carol Pratt, City Boy's,
Earth Pets, PETCO, Jim Douglas Chevrolet,


Santa Fe Bicycle, CVS Pharmacy, 1p
Coffee Clutch, Rick's Fish House,
Brown's' Country Buffet and '
Conestoga's Restaurant.
The event included a pet
adoption booth by the Alachua
County Humane Society (they
adopted out two beautiful dogs, one
of which had been with the Humane
Society for a year) and agility
demonstrations by the Greater
Gainesville Dog Fanciers
Association. MC for the event was
local resident and musician, Jaime
Walker, who provided an upbeat
atmosphere for the competition.
Sponsors of the event were the
High Springs Community .
Redevelopment Agency,
Countryside Animal Hospital, High
Springs Animal Hospital, Greater
Gainesville Dog Fanciers .
Association, Hugh Cain Allstate
Insurance, Herron Landing &
Friends, Bed n Biscuit Inn, and CI
Diana's Originals Art & Teaching Dr. Loyce
Gallery, High Springs Antique show feal
Center, Badcock & More,
Themeworks and Trombone Charley's Caberet
Regina's Fine Jewelry is the High Springs
Farmers Market 'Hero of the Month' for April.


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NNAYEAGO-NOBLES/Photo special to Alachua County Today
Jones and her dog, Daisy Rose enjoy the
turning mutts, pups and owners.
The event was produced by the City of High
Springs.
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WAIGREENS:
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Proposed pedestrian path could accommodate

students


it consistent with adjacent
property and an entire 3.38 acre
site commercially zoned.
A street, 152nd Place,
currently separates the two parcels
of land and would' have to be
vacated for the proposed
construction to occur. Vacating
the street would require separate
action by the city commission, but
concern was raised by some
members of the community,
including Commissioner Jean
Calderwood, over losing the
street, which Calderwood said is
used by schoolchildren walking
from Alachua Elementary and
Mebane Middle Schools.
Calderwood suggested a
compromise would be to
construct a pedestrian path across
the property in the absence of
152nd Place. The city
commission and city staff
concurred with Calderwood and
decided to suggest the pedestrian
path whenever the issue was
officially brought before the
commission.
Further discussion concerning
152nd Place involved the
potential impact its loss would


have on traffic in the area. Some
concerns were that the street's
absence would lead to further
congestion on nearby US
Highway 441 since the street is
commonly used as a shortcut to
avoid the traffic light at the
intersection of 441 and County
Road 235/241. Another concern
was that 152nd Place is already
dangerous for residents and
pedestrians for this very reason, as
people seeking to bypass the
traffic light reportedly speed.
through the residential street.
Several homeowners of
residential property near the site
voiced concern to the commission
over the devaluation of their
,property due to the growth of
business in nearby land parcels.
One homeowner, Thomas
Skelton, requested that the
commission look into rezoning
his property and much of the
surrounding residential zones to
commercial use so that he and the
other homeowners could counter
their home devaluation by,
offering the property to interested
businesses.
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Grandmother: Grandson is being used


Brady acknowledged that the man spends a
considerable amount of time at the recreation
center and staff there often give him tasks.
Additionally, Brady said that last week people
were confusing the man as a City of Alachua
employee and he was concerned about liability.
"I did not want people thinking that [name
omitted] was a city employee, when he's not,"
said Brady who added that he only asked the
developmentally disabled man to leave until he
could be provided with a volunteer shirt.
Alternatively, Brady said, the man could apply for
a part-time job at the City of Alachua."
A dispute erupts
But after the developmentally disabled man
left Wednesday, he returned a short time later, this
time with Charles Grapski and Michael Canney,
who was reportedly filming events that would
follow.
An argument between Brady and Grapski
ensued, leading another city employee to call the
Alachua Police Department (APD).
The quarrel stemmed from the
developmentally disabled man being asked to
leave, although what happened between the time
when he left and arrived back at the recreation
center is unclear.
The man's grandmother, Elouise Richardson,
said she is not pleased with whatever did occur.
Richardson reports that she is the
developmentally disabled man's legal guardian.
"I know Hal Brady and he's been there for
[name omitted]," Richardson said.


"And, I think Hal [Brady] is an excellent
person."
"I think [name omitted] is being used
politically and I don't like it at all," said
Richardson.
APD said their investigation into the incident
is still open.
The conflict between Grapski and Brady
reached a fever pitch at one point when the
recreation director allegedly pushed Canney's
camera away from his face according records'
obtained by Alachua County Today.
Brady said he asked Grapski to leave when the
former commission candidate began screaming
and using profanity.
Neither Grapski nor Canney would speak to
Alachua County Today. Grapski said, "As far as
I know, I've spoken to the public and 've spoken
to all legitimate news organizations." Grapski
continued with, "You can say 'Charlie Grapski
said he intends to sue Alachua [County] Today for
libel.'"
Meanwhile, Canney said, "I will be filing a
formal complaint with the City of Alachua and
until that time, I have nothing to say to you."
Who is handling incident?
Although APD had already been called,
Grapski apparently called the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office (ACSO) which responded with
deputies. Once on the scene, ACSO deputies
were apparently prepared to leave the case in
hands of APD.
Before ACSO deputies could leave, however,


Grapski contacted Sheriff- Sadie Darnell.
According to reports from witnesses at the scene,
Grapski handed his mobile phone to one of the
deputies and a short time later, the deputy told
APD officers his department would be handling
the case.
But Sheriff Sadie Damell said in an interview
that she never asked her deputies to take over the
case.
"Mr. Grapski called me three times and left
three messages.
"I responded to his calls.
"This agency has had a policy since at least
2002 that I happen to agree with, and that is if
anyone in Alachua County requests assistance, we
will respond.
"I told my deputy to handle it straight up and
to handle it just like they would any other
situation."
But that message didn't seem to reach
everyone at the scene. Then Mayor Jean
Calderwood said she arrived on the scene and told
Grapski, "We don't need to involve politics with
our law enforcement."
Calderwood said it appeared to her that APD
officers were standing by while ACSO took
charge of the incident.
APD chief irked
APD Chief Robert Jernigan expressed his
concerns in a Tuesday letter to Darnell.
Jernigan said in the letter that one of the
ACSO deputies approached an APD officer and
said "They were going to handle the call, that they


had spoken to the Sheriff and that they were
instructed to handle the call and document the
incident.
"It appears that Charles Grapski believes he
can do whatever he wants to do in the City of
Alachua and if confronted by the Alachua Police
Department all he has to do is call the sheriff's
office and they will respond and take over,"
Jemigan states in the letter.
The tensions are far from being eased.
Alachua City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr. said, "I
believe the chief brings to light some valid
concerns.
"I support Chief Jemigan, his judgment and
that of all the officers and staff working under his
command. I don't second guess their authority or
decisions."
As for ACSO, Watson commented, "I've
worked with many of [the deputies] for close to
20 years and I have the highest regard for all of
the deputies at the sheriff's office as well."
Sheriff Darnell meanwhile said she was not
sure why APD officers stood by because as far as
she was concerned, they were in charge of the
investigation.
Darnell said she plans to meet with Jemigan to
discuss the confusion.
# # #
(Editor's note: Alachua County Today is not
releasing the name of the developmentally
disabled individual.)


Calderwood proud of term


role today as mayor to his pervious term, Coerper
said, "It's a different animal than it was five years
ago.
"The involvement in city affairs of all officials
has increased."
Calderwood was accused by some of being
heavy-handed in running commission meetings.
Coerper, however, said he doesn't plan to allow
meetings to get out of control either.
"What I want is basic common courtesy and I
don't think I should have to accept anything less than
that," said Coerper.
Alachua's new mayor said he's excited about
leading the city into the future.
"I want to continue all of the projects we started,
especially in working to turn some of our acreage
into a reality for recreation.
"And I would like to continue the positive way
we do business here. We expect a lot from
developers upfront and they know that so we don't
have to do a lot of arm twisting."
Calderwood said she is looking forward to only
holding the title of commissioner.
"I feel very privileged to have served three


consecutive years a mayor of this wonderful
community.
"I won't say it's been without challenge,"
'Calderwood said.
"I look forward to being able to focus in on some
projects specifically rather than many projects
generally.
Still, Calderwood is proud of the city's history
during her tenure as mayor.
"We could not have obtained the progress and
moved the vision of the City of Alachua without
everyone working together and that includes the city
commission, city staff and most of all, our citizens.
Calderwood said she's proud of helping to see
that the city's municipal complex is under way and
that the Hathcock Community Center is a reality.
Calderwood is optimistic about control over the
city's most powerful positions saying, "We are in
excellent hands with Mayor Coerper and Vice-
Mayor Burgess.
Coerper's term as mayor and as commissioner
will expire in April 2008.
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STATE ROAD 2:A Miller: Balanced responses are essential
toContinued from page Aproject
to SR 26 project


and Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT)
staff on alternatives on the
table to reduce traffic
congestion that has
increasingly affected
Newberry over the years.
The forum also gave
residents the opportunity to
voice their concerns and ask
questions about the project.
When the State Road 26
project is complete, the
highway will consist of a
four lane divided roadway,
provide improved traffic
capacity and emergency
response time, and help
with evacuating the area in
the case of a hurricane
threatening the North
Central Florida region.
Engineers say that one of
the project's objectives is to
forecast what State Road 26
would look like in the next
20 to 25 years.
With the issue of


improving State Road 26
looming over the Newberry
area, residents have offered
various opinions on
different alternatives and
how the alternatives would
affect the structure and
historical characteristics of
the city. On Monday
engineers and FDOT
officials assured residents
the project would be a good
fit with the Newberry area's
unique characteristics.
Newberry resident
Brenda Whitfield hopes a
consensus can be reached
between Newberry and the
FDOT on the eventual plan
that will be chosen.
Whitfield favors a
southwest alternative
instead of the alternative
going northwest. Whifield
said if the southwest option
is chosen only two houses
would be lost as a result of
the construction, and that
thB new road would be


constructed on mostly
farmland.
Whitfield, who served as
a City Commissioner in the
late 1980's and has lived in
Newberry for over 40 years,
said the northwest
alternative would eliminate
dozens of houses and.
displace longtime residents
from their homes.
Newberry resident Rosie
Fields, who has lived in the
area since last October, said
she hopes there isn't more
traffic in the community as
a result of the new roads.
Fields' biggest concern is
school traffic, saying that
school traffic is already a
problem in Newberry.
FDOT project manager
Debrah Miller said the
FDOT is making every
effort possible to see what
is happening in the
Newberry area in
connection with State Roar


26. She said there has been
a tremendous amount of
feedback from residents and
city officials. According to
Miller the community
seems to prefer the northern
alternative, but a consensus
on what alternative will be
selected is evenly split
among residents.
"We want to make sure
we have balanced
response," said Miller.
Where asked about the
role Newberry officials and
staff have had on the
project, Miller said officials
from the city have been
actively involved in the
entire process.
"They've been part of
the process all along.
They've been good to work
with," said Miller.
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FESTIVAL:
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Music added

a festive air

Referring to the
blustery conditions, ABL
committee member Kelly
Harris said, "It was a
lovely festival amidst the
weather. It was on the
windy side, but it was a
pretty nice day and people
were busy."
Children, adults, and
the occasional dog,
strolled up and down the
length of Main Street in
the downtown area taking
in the sights, aromas, and
sounds of the afternoon.
Bands and vocalists


provided


harmonious


entertainment outdoors, a
perfect complement to
shoppers exploring
vendor booths and
chatting amicably with
friends and neighbors.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS MOST WANTED THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007 A9


POLICE REPORTS


Alachua Police Department
The following information was
provided by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective Darry
Lloyd
NarcoticsArrest
wOnApril110,2007 at 11:19p.m., officers
made contact with 18-year-old Jordy
Collins, pursuant to a traffic stop at NW
135 Terrace and US 441. The officers
smelled an odor of marijuana coming
from the cab of Collins truck. In plain
view, officers saw a small amount of
marijuana on the passenger seat. Search
incident to arrest, officers discovered 2
grams of marijuana in Collins' vehicle.
Collins was taken into custody.
,OnApril 12,2007 at 11:55 p.m., officers
made contact with 38-year-old Pamela
Benbow for unlawful speed. Officers had


previously been contacted by Bebow's
boyfriend regarding her well being check.
Officer C. Vargas and K-9 Kaiser alerted
to narcotics being in Benbows' vehicle.
Search of the vehicle revealed 2 pieces of
crack cocaine and a crack pipe. Benbow
was arrested without incident
*On April 14, 2007 at 10:53 p.m.,
officers responded to 15428 NW 133
Terrace, reference to a disturbance.
Officers made contact with Gerrard
Moore and a 17-:,ear-old female Both
subjects stated thia 3?5-.ear-old Anthony
Thomas of Alachua, walked into their
yard cursing and threatening to kill them.
Thomas was armed with a knife and a
bottle. Officers made contact \ithi
Thomas a fe\ arcds a.'.j.. ihonias
appeared to ec under the influence :f ai,
alcohol beverage and ,ern agitated
Officers' in\etigarion revealed that


Thomas was in possession of the knife
which Moore had described. Thomas was
also in possession of crack cocaine.
Thomas was arrested for aggravated
assault and possession of cocaine.
'On April 14,2007 at 433 am., officers
responded to the area of US 441 and
Kazbors to assist High Springs Police.
Officers made contact with 49-year-old
Michael Jamerson of Gainesville.
Jamerson appeared to be under the
influence of a controlled substance. A
search of Jamerson's vehicle re% sealed he
was in possession of iseeral baggies of
powder cocaine. A search incident to
arrest of Jamerson discovered additional
baggie- ,if ponder cocaine in his shirt
pocket lanierson as arrested d v. ihoult
incident for posses-ion of ccamine
Forger) .-rrst
-OnApril 16,2007at5:15p.m.., officers


responded to 14520 US 441, SunState
Federal Credit Union. Officers made
contact with a bank employee and 19-
year-old Sabrina Palmer of High
Springs. Officers' investigation revealed
that Palmer had deposited a stolen check
valued at $1500. Palmer subsequently
attempted to make deposits to receive
cash back. Palmer was arrested for
uttering a forged instrument Investigators
are looking into past transactions that
Palmer has made.
High Springs Police Department
Today Staff Report
*On April 3. 2007 at 10:23 am.. High
Springs Police conducted a routine traffic
stop at the 22200 block of N\V 174th
Avenue of a vehicle driven by 49-year-
old Cynthia Gaydos of 240 SE Marino
Way in High Springs. It was discovered
Ga.ios .as dming \iith j suspended
license and \'as in poso.fsii n of drugs
Police issued Ga\d':i, a ctanon for the
suspended license and charged lith a


Crime Stoppers Most


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A message from the desk of


Make the Call,


SheriffSadie DarnellEarn a Reward
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I would like to take this.
opportunity to explain the
recent increase in panhandling
at interstate exchanges and
major intersections in
Gainesville and Alachua
County.
The City of Gainesville and
the Alachua County Sheriff's
Office were recently sued in
federal court by three homeless
individuals who claimed that


their First Amendment
constitutional rights were
being infringed through
enforcement of two Florida
Statutes and a city ordinance
that addressed these activities
The judge presiding over
the case issued a preliminary
injunction prohibiting the
enforcement of these laws; the
case concluded with a finding
by the Court that these laws
were unconstitutional and
issued a permanent injunction
against their enforcement by
the City (GPD) and the
..............


Sheriff. panhandlers at the
Soliciting, panhandling, intersections.
whatever you want to call it, on We have received many
public property, is protected by complaints from citizens -
the First Amendment and it is unfortunately, there is little else
quite difficult to craft a law that we can do except issue a
addresses safety issues and yet pedestrian citation, when
safeguards constitutional warranted. It is strongly
rights, recommended that you do not
Word of this decision has encourage this activity by
obviously gotten out it making monetary
appears there is a direct contributions. Instead,
correlation between when this contribute to legitimate
decision came out in late organizations which assist
December and the gradual homeless individuals.
increase in the number of
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Call (352) 372- Stop
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Rucker
Krantz Jr.
White Male,
12/23/61
6', 250 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Trafficking in
Opium, Possession
of Marijuana under
20 grams,
Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia


David William
Henley
White Male,
11/16/48
5'9", 175 Ibs
Gray Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Felony
Larceny/Theft,
Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia


Cory James
Diley
White Male,
1/6/86
5'9", 140 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Light Brown
Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Hit and Run
with Property
Damage


Alphonso
Wells
Black Male,
1/26/68
6', 230 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Possession of
Cocaine W/I 1000ft
, School,
Possession of
Cocaine


Angela Lolith


Black Female,
5/30/66
5'8", 140 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Resisting W/o
Violence,
Possession of
Cocaine, Possession
of less than 20
grams Marijuana,
Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia


Lovette


Williamson
Black Female,
8/31/74
5'5", 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Battery on
Firefighter, Battery


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Gilbert Suzanne
Vazquez Caryn Haas


White Male,
05/31/74
5'5", 155 Ibs

Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Writ of bodily
attachment (child
support)


White Female,
5/22/1969
5'01"
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Possession of
Cocaine, Possession
of Drug
Paraphernalia, Sale
of Cocaine,
Possession of
Cocaine


Aleston


Black Male,
2/26/79
5'10", 210 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Homicide


Kevin N.
Williams
Black Male,
1/20/88
5'9", 170 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Grand Theft


Edward Belle
Black Male,
4/19/68
5'10"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
.for: Civil Order for
Child Support


Nelson
Black Male,
2/7/80
6'2", 180 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Grand Theft,
DWLSR Felony


James Edward
Grimes
Black Male,
11/4/81
5'8", 140 lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Dealing in
Stolen Property


Valencia Norman
Twalliece Reynolds


Harrell
Black Female,
3/21/1980
5'02"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Worthless
Checks (X's 7)


,Black Male,
09/25/65
5'08", 180 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Writ of
attachment (child
support)


Pamela Dallas
Lumpkin
Black Female,
8/24/66
5'6", 150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Possession of
a Weapon by a
Convicted Felon


What should I do?


Review the pictures above. If you know the


Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


location of any of these wanted individuals, please DO NOT APPROACH OR ATTEMPT TO
contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-1818 or remain anonymous by calling APPREHEND ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS.
Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP. IF NECESSARY, CALL 911.


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Robinson Tiajuana


sworn complaint with possession of less
than 20 grams of drug paraphernalia.
*On April 8, 2007 High Springs Police
arrested 32-year-old Antonio Montoya
of 13315 SE U.S. Highway 301 in
Hawthore for his involvement in a
vehicle accident that occurred during ihe
early niorning hours at 2591l U.S. 27 in
High Springs. Montoya was driving
without a license and a license plate.
Police transported Montoya to the
Alachua Count) Jail
-On April 2. 2007 at 6 57 p.m. High
Springs Police arreised 4S-lear-old
Tammie \easenforlh of 14.35 N\\ lti
A\.enue on warrantss from Alachua
Counn of \ olatio n of probation and
failure 10 appear.
*On April 2. 20017 Kenneth
Hollingsworth reported to Hiigh Sping
Polce that hias 20'X6 Mac tractor .'.hich
i.as parked at the rear of Parkitde
Rc-uutnrnt at 215l Santa Fe Boule\ ard
.'i a broken into between March 30 and
April 2 Apppr).imatel\ $ 110 \orih .of
Lnerns \\ere -olen from the rwactc'r


*On April 12. 2007 .a 4:28 p.m., High
Springs Police responded to a theft of a
Honda in the area. Once officers spotted
the vehicle at the Sam's Family Discount
Store at 620 South Main Street in High
Springs, they arrested 21-year-old
Caitanya Holt of 655 West Paine Street
Apt I 2-0 in Col:orad. Spring-. Colorado
According to rec..rds Hi It is in the .lnted
States N3\).
*On April 11. 200" at 3:23 p.m., Myrna
Armroo reported to the High Springs
Police Departnmenit tU-t nmeone %as
shooting a gun near her residence at
I170 NN 236dth Ten-ace .Am\o told
police that she found a bullet \ ing on her
patio tloor
,On April 8. 2007 at 12 39 pm at the
location of 20lII South NMlun Street in
High Spring-, High Springs Police
arrested 24-\ear-.ld James Burroo ot
732.' S\ 43rd Place in CGainer ille on an
3cnle rwanr-t Out oi t AlJchlua Ci.-untr
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began in April 2006 when the
>commission opened a voluntary
annexation cycle. Such a process allows
property owners to voluntarily seek to
'have their property changed from a
County to a city designation. In Alachua's
most recent and only cycle-in several
:.years, 18 properties were proposed for
;annexation. Of the 18 properties, 13
resulted in eight annexation ordinances.
In several cases, more than one parcel is
owned by a single landowner.
: A few properties are located along
County Road 241 in the Shaw Farms
Area. One parcel of 140 acres is located
:long Burnett's Lake Road. Two other
.parcels lie along County Road 235, and
an additional one labeled Tillman
, Property is located on the same road but
7on the town's furthermost western and


Eighteen properties originally proposed


southern boundaries.
Five of the proposed voluntary
annexations had previously met with
considerable criticism by residents from
the Turkey Creek neighborhood during a
city commission meeting in December
2006. Those parcels totaled some 283
acres which lie adjacent to the large golf
course community. Residents in the area
argued that annexing the land into the city
would increase the chances of it being
developed. They also said they feared it
would push wildlife out of the area.
This time around, opposition was
minimal as John Freeland, owner of a
more than 200-acre parcel in question,
reiterated from the December meeting
that he had no intention of developing the
land.
The first step toward allowing the


annexations occurred at the Alachua City
Commission meeting on December 18,
2006, when the commission adopted an
Urban Services Report (USR) that
determines a property's proximity to
water and wastewater infrastructure,
provides information on the property's
location and character, and provides a
five-year outlook on the potential
delivery and provision of urban services.
The USR was then submitted to the
Board of County Commissioners, which
raised objections to three of the proposed
areas, resulting in holding two of the
areas, the O'Steen and Scholfield parcels,
in abeyance and reducing the annexation
request of the third area, the Hewett
parcel, in size.
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Principal praises law enforcement and

school administrators handling of fight


urged one of the boys to stop
fighting, but the student refused
and forced authorities to resort to
using the Taser.
After the fight broke up the
older brother of one the, students
involved in the fight started to
brawl with the other student.
The three students involved in
the two separate fights may face
battery charges for their roles in
the incidents.
Principal Susan Arnold
applauded the efforts of law
enforcement and school
administrators to make sure all


students felt safe on campus.
"They responded very quickly
and made sure the students were
safe. They handled it correctly,"
said Arnold.
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m Panthers fall to the Blue
Wave for third time this
season
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
NEWBERRy After finishing the 2006
campaign with a 10-8 record, which included
a season-ending, one-run loss to P.K. Yonge in
the district semifinals, head coach Jessica
Ross had high hopes for the Newberry High
School softball team this spring.
But her thoughts of an improved record for
the Panthers this season and a return to the
regional playoffs after a three-year hiatus
were dashed on Tuesday night.
For the second straight season, Newberry
saw its season come to an end in the district
tournament at the hands of P.K. Yonge.
The Blue Wave rolled the Panthers, 10-0 in
six innings to win Tuesday's Class 3A,
District-6 semifinal game hosted by
Newberry. Brittany Posey pitched six shutout
innings to earn the win and also added two
hits, three runs and three RBIs as P.K. Yonge
will now play Williston in Thursday night's 7
p.m. district-title game.
"It was very disappointing the way we lost.
NEWBERRY on page B5


Early current call


m Santa Fe knocked
out of districts
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
If there's one thing the Santa Fe
High School softball team has
become accustomed to, it's
playing in the postseason.
However, a 9-1 loss to
Middleburg in the Class 4A, District-3
semifinals held at Baker County on
Tuesday night dashed any hopes of the
playoffs. For only the second time in
the past 14 years, Santa Fe will not be
making a postseason appearance.
The only other time the Raiders did
not reach the
playoffs in that stint
was when they,
were knocked out
of .their district
tournament in
2003.
"I'm a bit
Shane
Shanedisappointed in our
veterans because I felt like their hitting
was a little under par for them," said a
disappointed Santa Fe head coach
Loretta Shane. "We didn't put out our
best effort. It's not that we weren't
trying, it's just we weren't clicking.
That push you see when a group unites
against adversity didn't seem to be
working."
Santa Fe was the favorite to win the
district championship after earning the
top seed in the district for the regular
season. But, the Broncos used an


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Hokies


RICK BABSTONA/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe junior Ann Marie James delivers a pitch against Gainesville last
week. James and the Raiders lost in the semifinals of districts Tuesday.


impressive hitting performance and
solid defense to handle Santa Fe in the
semifinals.
Middleburg led the contest off with
a two-run first inning and held that


slim advantage until the fourth where
the Broncos tacked on another pair of
runs to lead 4-0 after the fourth inning.
Santa Fe recorded five hits in the
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Raiders outfight Bulldogs


* Santa Fe comes
back to win over
Taylor County
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer:
ALACHUA There was no
quit in the Santa Fe High School
baseball team Tuesday night.
The Raiders trailed in their game
against Taylor County at three
different points in the contest.
However, thanks to a solid
defensive effort and swinging the
bat well, Santa Fe was able to put
down the Bulldogs 10-7.
"We weren't throwing a lot of


strikes early, but our defense
played well," said a pleased
Raider head
coach Ron
Brooks. "It
was a great
effort to see
the kids fight
back. We
faced c
advertising Brooks
and we fought
back."
After the Bulldogs led the first
inning off with a run, Santa Fe
took a 2-1 lead after the second
inning thanks to a run in the first
and the second frames. After


Santa Fe's Ryan Rodriguez
reached base on a walk and
advanced to second on a steal,
Cory Brooks drilled a single past
second base to score his
teammate in the first inning.
The Raiders scored in the
second off a wild pitch as
shortstop T.J. Spina crossed the
plate. Spina reached base on a
single up the middle of the field.
After a scoreless third inning,
the Raiders ran into trouble in the
top of the fourth. Santa Fe senior
Jon Engstrom was unable to hone
in his pitches and put three
runners on base. The Raiders
SANTA FE on page B5


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RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Raider Cory Brooks swings at a pitch against Baker County.
Brooks was 3-for-3 with a walk and 2 RBIs against Taylor County.


By ADAM BOUKARI
Toda Sprts Cldimst
It's been quite a week in
our country. All of us have
been touched by the tragedy
that occurred at Virginia Tech
and I would be remiss if I did
not extend thoughts,
condolences and prayers to
all those who were affected
by this alarming event in our
history.
It's true that we all are
Virginia Tech Hokies right
now, because when such
devastation occurs, we all
pull together and support one
another. The American Flag
is a symbol of unity and
strength and though it may
be flying at half mast today,
we soon will pull ourselves
back up and be a stronger
nation waving high once
again.
In the wake of such
tragedy we're reminded of
what is ilnponlan in life aiid
that what is often seen on this
sports page every week is not
the big picture. Yes,
somebody wins and
somebody loses, but that's
not what defines us as a
people. Moments like this
define us. It's the American
way to pull ourselves up by
our boot straps and continue
to do great things .in the face
of adversity.
Moments of silence and
vigils have been
commonplace around the
country because this tragic
event is not just limited to the
confines of the state of
Virginia. Students from all
across this great nation
attend Virginia Tech and
even those of us who have no
ties to the school mourn for
our fellow countrymen and
BOUKARI on age B2


Joseph looks to repeat as state champ


Raidersplacethird at meet


* Newberry
represented at
state meet for first
time since 2003
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
A year ago Linval
Joseph became the
26th male athlete in
the history of Santa
Fe High School to win an
individual state weightlifting
title.
Now, the 6-foot-6, 331-
pound senior is looking to
become the first Raider in
seven years to repeat as a state
champion and the fourth athlete
in school history to win


multiple state weightlifting
titles.
In 2006, Joseph posted a total
weight of 725 pounds to win
the heavyweight class at the
FHSAA Class 1A state meet.
' This spring, he qualified for the
state meet with a total weight of
775 pounds, which is 40
pounds more than the second
highest qualifying total.
"He is the favorite coming in
and he knows it, but he is not
complacent and he wants to do
even more, he is so
competitive," said Santa Fe
head weightlifting coach Bart
Brooks. "Linval has done it
before, he knows what to do.
My goal is to go in there and
WEIGHTLIFTING on page B4


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today file photo
Santa Fe senior Linval Joseph not only participates in track and
field, but he has also qualified for the state weightlifting meet.


* Newberry's
Chonderia Garrison
wins district in the
shot put and discus
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
Santa Fe High School head
track and field coach Tommie
Turner said he was excited about
his boys team's third-place finish
at the Class 2A, District 5
championship meet at St.
Augustine on April 12th. He also
added that he was surprised by
the third-place result his girls
squad turned in at the event.
The host school, St. Augustine
finished first in the boys team
standings with 177 points, while


Green Cove Springs Clay was
second with 171 points. Santa Fe
was third with 97 points. The top
four finishers in each event in the
district meet qualify for
Thursday's Class 2A, Region-2
meet at Orlando Lake Highland
Prep.
"I thought that we competed
very well," Turner said. "Overall
the boys, I am very excited for
them. We had quality kids that
came out and performed, but St.
Augustine and Clay beat us by
numbers."
On the boys side, Linval
Joseph posted a personal best
throw of 158-10 to win the
discus competition, while also
winning the shot put '.ith a
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You Guess the Score!
Each week, Alachua County Today's Two-Minute Drill
scoreboard will be displaying a significant score from the past. Test
your trivia skills by trying to guess which game it was, and what two
teams played in the game that the score applies to. Please note that
the winner of the game always will be listed as the "Home" team,
regardless of where the game was played. This week's answer can
be found below.
EThe Mid-Florida Officials Association is recruiting
Individuals to become FHSAA Certified Officials. MFOA serve the
following Counties Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Lafayette,
Lake, Levy, Marion & Sumter Counties. Come join us, you may be
the next NFL or NBA official but, you will never know if you don't
start. For information contact Wade Clayton at 352-665-3142 or
email: wadeclayton@hotmail.com
ESanta Fe Youth Basketball Sign-ups
Sign up now at the Alachua Recreation Center. Ages 4-14 years
old. Contact us Alachua Recreation at 386-462-1610.
NAlachua's Summer Rec Program
2007 Summer Recreation and Enrichment Program at the
Alachua Recreation Center Camp and Alachua Elementary
School Camp
Field Trips: All campers have at least one field trip a week,
sometimes there could be two. Trips are taken on Monday, Tuesday,.
Wednesday or Thursday. All campers will go to Ocala for session
ending field trip.
Field trips and activities include movies, Skate Station, Alley Katz,
Poe Springs, Wild Waters, Miniature Golf, Camp Kulaqua, the
library, fire station police station. Santa Fe Zoo, arts and crafts,
sports, water games and slides, board games, bingo, educational
games, pet zoo and more.
Once camp session has started, NO REFUNDS will be made. No
reduced fee for fewer weeks at Camp.
Registration Fees:
SJune 4 July 6, Session I, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon-Frik, $300*
:July 9-August 13, Session II, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon-Fri, $300*
Swimming Instruction, 9 a.m., 5 weeks Tues-Thurs, $40
*Registration fee after May 1st is $400.
Summer camp is under the directorship of the City of Alachua.
There will be plenty of activities to enjoy for the whole 10 weeks.
Hurry and sign up now. First come...first served.
*. Please pick up registration forms at the Alachua Recreation Center
or call 386-462-1610 for more information.
"Santa Fe High School Golf Tournament
SThe Raiders football boosters are putting on a golf tournament at
Meadowbrook Golf Course on Saturday May 5. This is the third


annual golf tournament geared toward benefiting the \outh of the
football program at Santa Fe. Registration due by April 28. the
event will kickoff with tournament-day registration at 8 am and the
golf with shotgun start a 9 a.m. There will be lunch, awards and a
raffle directly after the tournament. First place takes home $500,
second place $300 and third place $100.
The hole-in-one prize is a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab
sponsored by Jim Douglas Chevrolet. The event is a Captain Choice
Scramble and the cost is $75 per player/$300 per team.
Sponsorships are also available.
For more information, contact Brenda McKenzie at 386-454-
4418, Leann King at 386-454-4287 or Carolyn Gring at 352-516-
0893.
"Ron Brooks Baseball Camp
Would you like to improve your baseball skills? ...develop your
pitching, hitting, and fielding proficiency? Coach Ron Brooks,
the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Santa Fe High School, invites
you to join us for a week long mini-camp designed to target the
skills you need to succeed on your baseball team.
The lessons will focus on throwing, fielding, bunting, hitting,
baserunning, catching, pitching, and the mental aspects of the
game. All levels of talent and experience are welcome! Campers
will learn from a knowledgeable and experienced coaching staff
with expertise in all facets of baseball.
Camp Dates: Session 1: June 1lth 15th
Session 2: June 18th 22nd
Where: Santa Fe High School Baseball Field
When: 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., Mon. Fri.
Who: Players 10 to 14 years old
Cost: $75 per week (includes snack and
camp t-shirt)
*additional concession items will be
available for purchase
What to Bring: baseball pants, glove, bat, cleats, water bottle,
sunscreen, and towel... catcher's equipment (if appropriate)
If you are interested in attending this camp, please complete
and return registration and consent form. For more information
and to obtain forms, please call (352) 219-6462 or email
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*Saints sweep Daytona, clinch MFC title
Daytona Beach, Fla. The Santa Fe Saints swept a doubleheader
from Daytona Beach CC Monday night by scores of 4-2 and 6-1 to
clinch their third consecutive Mid-Florida Conference
Championship.
The games were rainout make-ups of games scheduled to be


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Also this -week is
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22. This is a fun-filled event
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Heritage Village, sample
terrific food, and purchase
arts and crafts. Children will
love the Kid's Korral.
Shoot-outs will be at noon
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The sports world has been
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holding moments of silences
and offering compassionate
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to here messages from
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addition to others.
Lane Stadium is known for its
chaotic and wild atmosphere on
game days when the Hokies
take the field for football
contests. It's a place where
there has been so much
excitement and triumph. Now,
the large stadium is still full


with people, just not screaming
at a fever pitch. Instead, the
sound is still deafening, its
quietness is unmistakably eerie.
And while there may be a
cloud of sadness hovering over
the small campus in
Blacksburg, there's still a sense
of unity and belonging.
Eventually the cloud will lift
and the campus will be abuzz
once again, although will
forever be changed. There's no
changing of what has passed.


All we can do is remember and
become stronger.
So, sports can take the
backseat, because there are
things more important in life
than striking out the final batter
for a win or hitting a buzzer-
beating game-winner from half
court. We're all Americans and
right now we're all Hokies, too.
Adam Boukari can be reached
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pla ed last eek.
In game one, Lindsey Wright (19-1) struck out six batters and
registered her 17th complete game of the season to earn the win.
The Saints scored first when Staci Fernandez connected for her
fifth home run of the year with the bases empty in the first inning and
pushed across two unearned runs in the second to take a 3-0 lead.
DBCC (24-17, 8-12 MFC) scored two runs in the bottom of the
fourth when Kristin Hinkle hit a two-run home run to cut the Saints
lead to 3-2.
The Saints finished up the scoring in the fifth inning when Jessica
Paez reached on an error, stole second and scored on a double by
Sherquita Bostick.
The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in game two when Courtney O'Hara
tripled with one out in the bottom of the third and scored on a double
by Brook Boliver.
The Saints tied the score in the top of the fourth when Bostick led
off with a single, stole second and scored two outs later on a clutch
single by freshman Jessica Bohn.
Keisha Pereira led off the fifth inning with her first home run of
the year to make it a 2-1 SFCC lead and Laura Hall started the
seventh with her fourth round tripper as the Saints scored four runs
in the final frame for the 6-1 margin.
The three home runs by the Saints on the day give them 51 as a
team, nearly doubling the program's previous high for a season of
26.
Tiffany Bratcher (11-0) earned the win in the nightcap, registering
five strikeouts in her ninth complete game of the year.
SFCC (43-5, 19-1 MFC) is now three wins shy of the program
high of 46 they registered last season with four regular season games
to go and the state tournament games. The Saints reached a number
nine national ranking last week and are presently ranked fourth in the
state. Five FCCAA state teams are ranked in the NJCAA top ten.
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receive prizes throughout the Week while learning a variety of drill
skills covering, infield, outfield, hiding. pitching and more. Space is
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game, but did not pick up more
than one hit in each inning.
That poor plate performance led
the Raiders to leave eight
runners on base against
Middleburg.
The Broncos tacked on a run
in the sixth and another four
scores in the seventh before
Santa Fe scored its lone run in
the bottom of the final frame.
With two outs, Raiders' leadoff
hitter Ann Marie James reached
base on a walk and moved to
second on an Ashley Owens
single. James would later score
on a pair of wild pitches for
Santa Fe's only run of the
contest.
James also pitched for the
Raiders for most of the game
before freshman Katelyn
Rolling finished the game.
"I knew the year after was
going to be hard," said Shane.
"I'm working with a new team.
It's a combination of old and
new. Psychologically I felt like
we were struggling to get the
drive you need to push hard.
I'm not sure if it's because of
the number of changes we had
to make due to conditions that
happened. We didn't seem to
click. The last couple weeks
didn't seem like we were
clicking."
In addition to picking up five


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Raider shortstop Morgan Fortson fields a ball last week against
Gainesville during her team's senior night.


hits in the game, the Raiders
also committed a poor five
errors. Meanwhile, the Broncos
had just one error in the contest,
earned seven hits and left just
one runner on base.
The Raiders were not the
only upset of the tournament.
Ridgeview, the No.2 seed of the
event, was knocked out by
Bradford on Tuesday as well.
Santa Fe also defeated
Middleburg twice during the
regular season and Shane says
that the district was more


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe outfielder Ashley Owens throws in a ball last week
against Gainesville.
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competitive than some may
have thought.
"It was topsy-turvy and pretty
evenly matched," said Shane.
"The number one and the
number two seeds are sitting at
home. It just shows how really
closely matched our district is
this year.
"We beat [Middleburg] twice,
and beat them pretty good.
They've got a couple of players
that when they start hitting, the
rest seem to follow. And that's
our problem, we didn't have
that."
In fact, Santa Fe had no
multiple hitters against
Middleburg on Tuesday night.
The Raiders did record a double
thanks to senior catcher Carrie
Kuitert.
"Game wise, Carrie Kuitert
had a good game, and did a good
job of supporting her team,"
leveled Shane. "She finished
her high school career with a
standup double. She's gets my
player of the game nominations.
"I've been in this business
long enough that I know
there're ups and downs. We
have a j.v. program that finished
strong and I always think the
future is bright for Santa Fe."
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WEIGHTLIFTING:
Continued from page B1
give him advice on the
progressions he needs to make."
While last year's state meet
was held at Santa Fe
Community College in
Gainesville, Joseph and Brooks
will be making a little bit of trip
this year. The pair will be
heading to the Ocean Center in
Daytona Beach for the event,
which is hosted by Port Orange
Spruce Creek, which has won a
state best 23 state weightlifting
titles. The Class 1A and 2A
meets are scheduled to begin at
10 a.m. on Friday, April 20.
Competing at the state level
is nothing new for Joseph, who
placed 11 in 2005. Nor is it
something new for Brooks, who
has coached one individual
state champion before and also
guided Buchholz to a co-runner
up finish at the Class 2A state
meet in 2005. But what is a
little different is the fact that
Brooks will be coaching Joseph
this time around.
Brooks, who spent the last
five years at Buchholz, arrived
at Santa Fe on March 26 as the
new Raiders football and
weightlifting coach. Brooks
actually switched places with
Scott Pritchett, who resigned
from Santa Fe, and is now the
Bobcats defensive coordinator
as well as their weightlifting
coach. The coaching switch
took place in the middle of the
weightlifting season.
"My biggest thing was not
trying to change too much. I'm
just trying to make sure he
[Joseph] finishes out strong,"
said Brooks, who knew Joseph
previously from coaching
against him in football and
weightlifting. "By far, he is the
strongest guy there in his
weight class. My goal is to
make sure he sticks to his plan."


Last year, Joseph drew stiff
competition from Tallahassee
Godby's Frank Grimes, who
finished third with a total of 710
and runner-up Livio Cristiani of
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, who
totaled 715. Grimes graduated,
but Cristiani is back and
qualified for the state meet with
a total weight of 660 pounds.
Brooks said Joseph's highest
total this season has been 785
pounds and added that Joseph's
goal is to try for a total of 800
pounds. Regardless, if Joseph
takes home the crown again, he
will become Santa Fe's first
back-to-back state champion
since Jon Huckstep won the
199-pound Class 4A state title
in 1999 and the 199-pound
Class A state title in 2000.
S"No one in the heavyweight
class is going to catch Linval,"
said Newberry head football
and weightlifting coach Tommy
Keeler. "He is going to win the
state title again."
With Joseph and Brooks
being familiar faces at state
meet competitions, Keeler
along with Tony, Perryman and
Benny Hadley will be fresh
faces on the
.. scene.
Perryman,
S. a senior,
qualified for
the Class 1A
meet at the
238-pound
Perryman class with a
total weight
of 595 pounds. Hadley, who is a
junior,' qualified for the Class
1A meet at the 183-pound class
with a total weight of 560
pounds. The 5-foot-9, 237-
pound Perryman and the 5-foot-
8, 174-pound Hadley are the
first Panther male athletes to
qualify for the state competition
since James Highsmith finished
sixth in 129-pound class in the
Class A meet in 2003.


"It is a pretty big deal when
you qualify for state," Keeler
said. "Our kids are strong, but
there are some guys who are
absolute monsters."
Keeler, whose Newberry
team was 4-1 in dual-meet
competition this year, said
Perryman and Hadley are both
S ranked right
about 11th
based on the
t o t a 1
qualifying
weight.
The top
Hadley six placing
individuals
receive medals and score points
for their respective teams. First
place earns seven points,
second place is worth five
points, third place is four
points, fourth place is worth
three points, fifth place earns
two points and sixth place picks
up one point.
"They want to come home
with a medal, that's their goal,"
Keeler said. "I think they can
accomplish that."
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throw of 54-07.5. Joseph, a 6-
foot-6, 331-pound senior placed
third in the shot put and finished
second in the discus in the Class
2A state meet a year ago. He
cruised in both events, winning
the discus by just more than 26
feet and placing first in the shot
put with a little more than a six-
foot cushion..
Also, winning with ease was
senior Chris Trebilcock, who
was first in both the 1600 and
3200-meter runs. Trebilcock, a
Class 2A state-meet qualifier in
the 1600-meter run last year,
won the 1600-meter run last
Thursday in a time of 4:31.66,
which was a shade under 17
seconds faster than St.
Augustine's Jack Fugate, who
was second. In the 3200-meter
run, Trebilcock also blazed to a
first-place finish, crossing the
finish line in a time of 10:20.98,
which was just a little more than
37 seconds ahead of second-
place finisher Jonathan Thiele of
St. Augustine Menendez.
"Chris didn't have much
competition, he was a half-lap
ahead of everybody in the 1600-
meter run and he pretty much
lapped half of the field in the
3200-meter run," said Turner,
who is in his 20th season as the
Raiders cross country and track
and field coach. "He is ready to
perform and he is looking
forward to the regional meet."
Sidney Dennis took home a
pair of second-place finishes in
the 110 and 300-meter hurdles.
Dennis, a state-meet qualifier last
spring although he couldn't
participate due to injury, finished
behind Clay's Lyndon Dunham
in both races. In the 110-meter
hurdles, Dunham turned in a
time of 15.24, while Dennis
posted a time of 15.37. In the
300-meter hurdles, Dunham
crossed the finish line in a time
of 40.48, while Dennis ended
with a time of 40.54.
But the surprise of the day was
Justin Odom's performance in
the 100 and 200-meter dash. The
senior posted a time of 11.34 in
the 100 meters, which was


second behind Bradford's
Chuckie Covington, who had a
time of 11.19. Another surprise
in the race was that Bradford's
Robert Harris, who had the best
preliminary time of 10.65, did
not qualify for the regional meet.
In the finals of the 100 meters,
Turner said the junior pulled up
lame and did not finish the race.
Regardless, Turner said once he
knew Odom made the finals of
the 100-meter dash, he thought
Odom would finish in the top
four.
In the 200 meters, Clay's
freshman Gabriel Burden won
the race in a time of 23.13, while
Odom was second with a time of
23.14.
"He really exceeded my
expectations, he ran well,"
Turner said of Odom. "I'm
hoping Justin can come through
and qualify for the state meet in
the 100 and 200 meter dash."
Santa Fe's 4 x 400 relay team
of Deonte Merricks, Daniel
Schmidt, Dennis and Trebilcock
finished second in a time of
3:29.06 and qualified for the
regional meet. St. Augustine's
relay team won the race with a
time of 3:25.55. The Raiders 4 x
800-relay team also qualified for
the regional meet by finishing
third with a time 9:13.26. St.
Augustine and St. Augustine
Menendez finished first and
second. On a down note, the
Raiders' 4 x 100 relay team
failed to qualify for the regional
meet because they dropped the
baton during the race.
"We are looking forward to the
regional meet," said Turner,
whose boys team was fifth at the
regional meet last spring. "I think
we could challenge for the
regional title."
No one from the Newberry
boys team placed in the top four
in any event, thus no Panthers
qualified for the regional meet.
But on the girls side,
Chonderia Garrison shined for
Newberry by winning a district
title in the shot put and the discus
and qualifying for the regional
meet in both events as well.
Garrison, a former Raider, who
vas a Class 2A state-meet
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110-11.25 to take home the
crown in the discus, which was
an event she did not participate in
a year ago.
In the shot put, Santa Fe'
Starlana Boykins was second
with a throw of 32-06.50, while
Shanice Jackson, who threw the
shot put just once earlier this
season, claimed the fourth and
final regional-meet qualifying
spot with a throw of 30-02.50.
"We had some good
performances for the girls in the
field events," Turner said. "She
(Jackson) finished fourth, I was
surprised."
As for the team standings on
the girls side, the host school St.
Augustine was first with 204
points, St. Augustine Menendez
was second with 95 points, with
Santa Fe finishing third with 85
points.
"We have a bright future for..
the girls team," said Turner. "I
was surprised that we scored 85
points."
In the 200-meter dash, Jackson
finished fourth with a time of
28.04 to qualify for the regional
meet. In the 100-meter hurdles,
freshman, Ashley Williams was
second with a time of 18.17.
Alessandra Smolek of St.
Augustine won the race in a time
of 17.68. Santa Fe also placed
second in the 300-meter hurdles
as sophomore Diamond George,
running in that event for the first :
time this season, posted a time of
52.94. Kelly Giza of St.
Augustine won the race with a
time of 52.28.
SLast Thursday was a very busy,
day for Corinne Larsen, who
participated in the 800, 1600 and
3200-meter runs, despite Turner
advising her against it. Larsen, a
junior, placed second (2:45.83).-
in the 800-meter run behind
Emily McGuire of St. Augustine .
Menendez (2:43.27) and was-
fourth in 1600-meter run
(6:20.04). Larsen did not place in
the top four spots in the 3200- '
meter run.
"I was surprised that she ran'
all three (races) but she wanted to
do it," said Turner about Larsen.
"Corinne is determined, she
doesn't want to disappoint
anybody."
Santa Fe's 4 x 100 rela\ team .
finished second in a time of
52.49 and qualified for the
regional meet. St. Augustine's
relay team won the race with a
time of 51.87. The Raiders 4 x
400 relay team of Jackson,
Williams, Mari Swilley and
Paige Cummings also qualified
for the regional meet by finishing
second with a time 4:30.59. St.
Augustine finished first with a
time of 4:25.01.
"We ran very well," said
Turner. "We really have a good
chance to qualify for the state
meet with our 4 x 100 and 4 x
400 relay teams."
The same rules apply to the
regional meet, only the top four
finishers in each event qualify for
the Class 2A state meet
scheduled for Sat. April 28 at
Showalter Field in Winter Park.
"We are going down there to
compete hard and do the best we
can," Turner concluded.
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SANTA FE:
Continued from page Bl
brought in freshman Brian
Thomas to take over the duties at
the mound with.one out and the
bases loaded. A fielder's choice,
a single and an error brought four
runners in for the visitors as
Taylor County took a 5-2 lead
before the home half of the fourth
inning.
He (Brian Thomas) came in
there in a tough situation,"
explained Brooks. "Yeah,
[Taylor County] put the ball in
play, but he did a good job and
kept us in the ball game there."
Santa Fe put two runners on
base in the fourth, but was unable
to capitalize on the situation. The
Raiders did however hold the
Bulldogs scoreless in the fifth
inning. And, in the bottom of the
fifth, Santa Fe found a way to
knot the game at 5-5.
Santa Fe's Kyle Hogg led the
inning off with a walk, followed
by another walk by Collin
Mixon. A Brooks single would
score Hogg and put Mixon on
third base. A Lee Hart sacrifice
fly scored Mixon while Bryan
Faulk, who was pinch running for
Brooks, scored on a wild pitch for
the game-tying run.
Brooks has been hitting well
lately and Tuesday night was by
far no exception. Against the
Bulldogs, the sophomore catcher


NEWDERRY:
Continued from page Bl
I thought we could have been a
contender for it," said Ross, who
returned everyone but two
players from the 2006 squad.
"For me to have high
expectations of the way the
season would go and then for it to
end up like this is very frustrating
because I had very high hopes."
Through the first two innings,
Posey (10-12) and Newberry
pitcher Kris McDilda (5-10) were
locked in a duel. But McDilda,
who missed four games toward
the end of the season due to
mononucleosis, retired the first
seven P.K. Yonge batters she
faced before running into trouble
in the third inning.
The Blue Wave (10-12) sent
nine batters to the plate in the
frame and scored four runs on


was three-for-three with a walk, 2
RBIs and a run scored.
"We do drills in practice with a
golf ball sized wiffle ball and
hitting it with broomsticks. It
helps us stay on the ball and that's
what coach preaches," said Cory
Brooks about his plate
performance. "Right now we're
trying to gain some momentum
going into districts. The
freshman came through big and
our seniors are doing what they
need to do."
While the game was tied, there
was no time to breathe for Santa
Fe. The Bulldogs scored two
runs in the top of the sixth inning
to put the pressure back on the
Raiders, up 7-5.
And Santa Fe answered loudly.
The Raiders put together a
three-hit, five run sixth inning.
Hart singled to deep centerfield to
drive in a run while another run
was scored on a fielding error.
The other three runs came off.the
bat of second baseman Bear
McCaulley who lined a standup
triple down the right field line to
bring in Hart, David Sollenberger
and Chris Campbell.
Santa Fe quickly retired the
next batters for the visitors in the
seventh inning to provide for the
final margin and secure the win.
"It puts us over .500 and now
we've got some momentum
heading into Union County and
try to get a win for our seniors,"


five hits to take control of the
contest. P.K. Yonge scored its
first run on the first of five
Newberry (5-14) errors on the
night, before Megan Traylor
picked up an RBI single with
Posey and Taylor Asbell each
ripping RBI doubles to highlight
the inning.
Although the game was played
in Newberry, P.K. Yonge was the
home team due to district seeding
and scored one run in the fourth
and fifth innings to own a
comfortable 6-0 cushion.
The Panthers on the other
hand, had runners on first and
second with one out in the fifth
inning but failed to score. In the
sixth inning, Newberry also
wasted.a one-out triple by Gabby
Baker and a two-out single by
Lavarsha Nattiel in what proved
to be its final at bat of the season.
Posey's two-run single and


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RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe second baseman Bear McCaulley tags out a base runner
last week during the Raiders' game against Baker County.


said Ron Brooks. "We want to
send our seniors out on a high
note. I hope we can get out there
and play well."
Santa Fe players host to Union
County tonight at 5 p.m. for
senior night and it also marks the
last regular season game for the
Raiders. Santa Fe will start
district tournament action
Monday as the Raiders will take
on Suwannee at Baker County at
7 p.m.
"This was good because we all


Asbell's second RBI double on
the night keyed the Blue Wave's
game clinching, four-run sixth
inning.
"It [third inning] deflated us.
We just couldn't bounce back,"
said Ross, who concluded her
second season as, coach of the
Panthers. "We've had teams
score four runs on us at one point,
but that's why you play all those
games at the beginning of the
season to get it right. It doesn't
matter what you do in the regular
season, this is what matters."
Posey gave up six hits over six
innings, but did not walk a batter,
while striking out seven on the
night. Asbell ended with a pair of
RBI doubles while Traylor and
Ja'Kya Shepard each scored two
runs in the win for P.K. Yonge.
McDilda, a sophomore,
suffered the loss for the Panthers,
giving up four earned runs on


fought back," said McCaulley
about the win over the Bulldogs.
"Cory got some hits and Brian
came through. It's just all about
the team.
"That's (Union County) a big
game because we want to win for
our seniors. It's the last game
.they may play on this field. They
beat us earlier in the season so we
want to get some revenge."
Adam Boukari can be reached
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seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of
work, while walking two and
striking out three batters.
"As a pitcher, you expect when
you're struggling for your
defense to back you up and we
just didn't," Ross said. "The
effort just wasn't there."
Lasheta Lillie had a pair of
infield hits in the losing cause for
Newberry, which lost to P.K.
Yonge three times this spring.
The Panthers' also ended the
season dropping six of their final
seven games.
Tuesday night's game not only
brought the 2007 Newberry
softball season to a close, but also
the high school careers of seniors
Ashley Nattiel, Kristina Burgin,
Chelsea Bisecki and Lillie.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
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SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua County Today have teamed up to bring you Focus on Youth. Each week local kids in youth
athletic programs and schools will be recognized for their hard work and good sportsmanship. Hal Brady from the Alachua Recreation
Center and Keith Helsel from Pray then Play Sports of High Springs have volunteered to help us make these weekly selections.


SunState Federal Credit Union Middle school students qualify for

Heroes of the Week *

Gabrielle Richardson and Daniel national competition with game design


Sarimniento


Seek donations to travel to competition


Special uA.hc ni.z COunnt- 7.dn'
SunState Federal Credit Union and
A.lac/hua Countr' Today are recognizing
local youngsters who are making a
difference in their community. Right
here, each week \\e %ill introduce our
readers to these young people \\ho ha\ e
touched the lives of others.
This week'ss Heroes of the Week are
Gabrielle Richardson and Daniel
Sarmiento.
Gabrielle Richardson is a good
student in school and likes to pla\
sports. She pla\s Basketball through
the Alachua Recreation Center. This
past season Gabrielle played on the 6
and under Lions Club Celtics team and
did a good job on the court. She \%ears
the number 1. Gabrielle has a sweet
smile and a good personality.
Daniel Sarmiento likes to pla I
sports. He plays Basketball through
the Alachua Recreation Center and
was on the 6 and under Lions Club
Celtics team this past season. He did a


Gabrielle Richardson


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Daniel Sarmiento


good job on the court and he \\ears the
number 13. Daniel also likes school and is a good student.


Special to A.-,clhua County Toilal
A team of students from Oak Vie\
Middle School has qualified lbr ithe finals
of the TOY Challenge, a national
competition sponsored by the Sally Ride
Science Foutdation and Hasbro To- s. The
Purpose of the contest is to encourage
middle school students to learn more about
science, engineering and the design process
by developing toys and games.
The six students made it to the finals
with 'Tomata World.' a board game in
which a 'good' and a "bad' team try to be
the first to reach 'Lary the E,xil Tomato
Emperor.' The students and their coach.
science teacher Phil Rile\. are now tr\ ing to
raise mones so the team can tra\ el to San
Diego on April 21 and 22 to compete
against the 150 other teams that made it to
the national competition. The ultimate prize
is a nip to NASA Space Camp in Alabama
and the chance to see their game produced
b\ Hasbro.
S "I'm so proud of them." said Rile\. "I
knew\ the\ had put together a good package
that ,as well thought out and presented I
\was just thrilled %when %we got the new.s."
Team members Solange Coughlin.
Emill Russell. Robin Ha\\es. Hannah
Reynolds. and Erin Sturm. \ho are all
eighth graders, and se'enth-glader R\an
E se\ ez have spent months developing and
relining their game. Most of the work has


been done after .
school--the tean eren 'i '"
gave tip two ill da\s .l
of their Spring Break
to work on the project.
The students sa\
there were plenty of
conflicts throughout
the creative process.
but the\ behleve that
made their game
better.
"We disagreed -
about everything, but -
%%hen we argued %e
came up with ne\
ideas." said Hales.
"We did work best
when \we argued." agreed Couglin.
To compete at the national leel. the
Oak Vieew students ha\e had to do more
than develop the game. They're also had to
study manuthcturing techniques, research
existing games. e en hone their computer
graphics skills. all to make their game more
appealing and ultimately more marketable.
They're also practicing their
communication skills so they'll be
prepared to pitch their game to the judges.
Most importantl\. says Riley. the
students are learning the \alue of v.%'i king
as a team Rile\ says he utes hl,
background as a NASA eingneei to


Spf',.I I ,, l .:,ih ; ..,,,.* h Andz-
reinforce that message.
"The asUronauts on the space shuttle are
the end of the road," he said. "It took
hundreds of people to get that shuttle ready
to go. and these kids are learning that "
Through variouss fnidraiismg actit cities.
the students ha\e managed to raise about
half of the $5.000 they need to make the
trip to the TOY Challenge in San Diego,
but time is running out for them to raise the
iest of thle funds. Anyone interested in
making a contribution can send a check to
Oak \iee Middle School or contact Riley
at the school at 352-471 -1102 oi through e-
mail at rileypPI,' sbac.edu.
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If you know of a youngster that should
be featured as a Hero of the Week,
send an e-mail of 50 words or less
about that child to Hal Brady at
hbradv@citvofalachua.com


How to make a submission to Focus on Youth
If you have materials from coverage of youth-oriented
activities, please send them to gail i'alachuatoda.i: comn
or drop then by our office on MAain Street ini .-Aaclha.


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DIESEL, #25091A

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NOTICE OF SALE


ADC Self Storage, in accordance
with the Florida Self Storage Act,
hereby notifies that the following
units are scheduled for public
auction, or other disposition, on
Friday, April 27th, 2007 at 10:00A.M.
The Auction, or other disposition, will
be held atADC Self Storage, 13701
NW US Hwy 441, Alachua, FL
32616.

A15 John Angus Sproull
A05 Corinda Sharon Green
C07 Shata Chantyll Griffin

(Pub.: April 12, 19, 2007)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
04/30/2007, 10:00 a.m. at 14515
NW PEGGY RD, ALACHUA, FL
32615-5449, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.


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(Pub.: April 19, 2007)


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE
BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF WALDO, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that City
Council of the City of Waldo will
consider the following ordinance for
second and final reading on April 30,
2007 at 7:00 p.m., or..as soon
thereafter as may be heard, at the
Yerkes Center, 14245 Cole Street,
Waldo, Florida

All interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE 2007-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
WALDO, FLORIDA, REQUEST-
ING AND CONSENTING TO THE
INCLUSION OF ALL OF WALDO
WITHIN A MUNICIPAL SERVICE
BENEFIT UNIT QR OTHER
SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC AREA
DESIGNATED BY ALACHUA
COUNTY TO PROVIDE FIRE
RESCUE SERVICES; PROVIDING
FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL OF
SUCH REQUEST AND CON-
SENT; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A copy of the proposed ordinance is
available for public inspection at City
Hall, 14655 Kennard Street, Waldo,
Florida, during regular business
hours.

Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should
contact City Hall at (352) 468-1001 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting
date.


i for such purpose, that person may
need to insure that a verbatim record
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.


(Pub.: April 19, 2007)
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
PERMIT REVISION

The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of its intent to
issue a permit revision for the
Hawthome Wastewater Treatment
Facility (WWTF) (Permit Number.
FLA011291) to City of Hawthorne,
6700 SE 221st Street, Hawthorne,
FL 32640 to expand the WWTF
design capacity from 0.150 MGD to
a 0.50 MGD annual average daily
flow (AADF). The expansion
includes installation of one screening
and flow splitter structure,
construction of one oxidation ditch
(576,000 gallons), two clarifiers
(surface area of 2,376 sq. ft. each),
one chlorine contact chamber
(83,000 gallons), and retrofit the
existing plant into a digester
(247,000 gallons). The permitted
capacity of the WWTF will be limited
to 0.340 MGD AADF due limited
capacity of the rapid-rate infiltration
system. The wastewater residuals
are hauled to Gainesville Regional
Utilities (GRU) WWTF for further
treatment and final disposal. The
facility is located at latitude 29035'12"
N, longitude 82004'32" W on 23016
Southeast 65th Lane, Hawthome,
Florida 32640 in Alachua County.

The intent to issue and application
file are available for public inspection
during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at
Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7590.

The Department will issue the permit
with the attached conditions unless a
timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, within fourteen days of
receipt of notice. The procedures for
petitioning for a hearing are set forth
below.

A person whose substantial interests
are affected by the Departments
proposed permitting decision may
petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes. The petition must contain
the information set forth below and
must be filed (received by the clerk)
in the Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000:

Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida
Administrative Code, a person may
request enlargement of the time for
filing a petition for an administrative
hearing. The request must be filed
(received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel before the end of
the time period for filing a petition for
an administrative hearing.


deadline for filing a petition, as set
forth above. Choosing mediation will
not adversely affect the right to a
hearing if mediation does not result in
a settlement.

As provided in Section 120.573,
Florida Statutes, the timely
agreement of all parties to mediate
will toll the time limitations imposed.
by Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, for holding an
administrative hearing and issuing a
final order. Unless otherwise agreed
by the parties, the mediation must be
concluded within sixty days of the
execution of the agreement. If
mediation results in settlement of the
administrative dispute, the
Department must enter a final order
incorporating the agreement of the
parties. Persons seeking to protect
their substantial interests that would
be affected by such a modified final
decision must file their petitions
within fourteen days of receipt of this
notice, or they shall be deemed to


however, any person who has asked
the Department for notice of agency
action may file a petition within
fourteen days of receipt of such
notice, regardless of the date of
publication.

The petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the
address indicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any person to
file a petition or request for
enlargement of time within fourteen
days of receipt of notice shall
constitute a waiver of that person's
right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes. Any subsequent
intervention (in a proceeding initiated
by another party) will be only at the
discretion of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205,
Florida Administrative Code.

A petition that disputes the material
facts on which the Department's
action is based must contain the
following information:

(a) The name, address, and
telephone number of each petitioner;
the name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's
representative, if any; the
Department permit identification
number and the county in which the
subject matter or activity is located;

(b) A statement of how and when
each petitioner received notice of the
Department action;

(c) A statement of how each
petitioner's substantial interests are
affected by the Department action;

(d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there are
none, the petition must so indicate;

(e) A statement of facts that the
petitioner contends warrant reversal
or modification of the Department
action;

(f) A concise statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, as well as the
rules and statutes which entitle the
petitioner to relief, and

(g) A statement of the relief sought
by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action that the petitioner wants the
Department to take.

Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the Department's final
action may be different from the
position taken by it in this notice.
Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final
decision of the Department have the
right to petition to become a party to
the proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.

In addition to requesting an
administrative hearing, any petitioner
may elect to pursue mediation. The
election may be accomplished by
filing with the Department a
mediation agreement with all parties
to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant,
the Department, and any person
who has filed a timely and sufficient
petition for a hearing). The
agreement must contain all the
information required by Rule 28-
106.404, Florida Administrative
Code. The agreement must be
received by the clerk in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department
at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within ten days after the


have waived their right to a
proceeding under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If
mediation terminates without
settlement of the dispute, the
Department shall notify all parties in
writing that the administrative
hearing processes under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, remain available for
disposition of the dispute, and the
notice will specify the deadlines that
then will apply for challenging the
agency action and electing remedies
under those two statutes.

(Pub.: April 19, 2007)


NOTICE TO BID

The City of High Springs is currently
seeking bids for the following
electrical wiring installation/repair
project:

SSupply the main service and
controllers for seven (7) new


Lumec decorative street lights, 4
on both sides of NE 1st Ave.,
between NE 1st and NE 2nd
Sts.; 3 on the south side of NW
1st St., between NW 1st Ave.
and SW Railroad Ave.; and
repair wiring/controller to a bank
of 3 lights on NW 1st Ave.,
between NW 1st St. and Main
Street (west side).
The lamp posts and concrete
bases will be installed by the City.
Successful bidder will supply the
controller (photo sensor, 40-50
amp main breaker, and 2 single
pole 20 amp breakers) and
wiring circuitry for each of 4
banks of lights. Circuit consists
of 120 volt, #10 3-wire in 1-inch
conduit. Light poles will be 150-
160 ft. apart. Bid should include
the cost of any necessary
sidewalk repairs.

Sealed bids must be submitted to the
City Manager's office at City Hall, 110
NW 1st Avenue, High Springs


* Full size washer & dryer connections

* Spacious clubhouse with pool

* Surround-sound theater

* Athletic center with children's playroom

* Business center with fax, copier & computers

* Air-conditioned, full basketball court with
hardwood floor


Livih4 Color!



Say.goodbye to plain vanilla and hello to a world of color as you enter the
One 51 Place Apartments. Your choice of three color palettes within apartments
- beige, taupe or grey is reflected in the wall color, cabinets, paddle fans, light
fixtures, deep pile carpeting and ceramic tile. The floorplans are designed to live
like a spacious home, not like an apartment


* 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments

* Nine-foot ceilings with crown molding

* Individually selected ceramic tile

* Designer GE appliances in bisque

* Oversized kitchen cabinets

* Glass top stove with self clean oven


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C2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CLASSIFIED THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007
I A A 4 A n a 0 000 Ann o r .i 01 )L- -3,A


Florida 32643, by 4:30 p.m.,
Thursday May 10, 2007.

THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.
(Pub.: April 19, 2007)
CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
INVITATION TO BID
TREE REMOVAL

The City of High Springs is now
accepting bids for the removal of
approximately 35 trees, located at
various locations throughout the City.
Trees to be removed are marked
with orange paint Addresses are
available by contacting Public Works
Clerk Donna Smith at 386-454-
2134. Licensed and insured tree
removal companies are invited to
submit prices for the removal of the
trees, to include: cutting down and
prompt removal of logs, limbs,
debris, and grinding the stumps to
grade.

Interested bidders should submit
sealed bids, marked, 'Tree Bids,"
along with proof of licensing and
worker's compensation insurance to:
City Manager, City of High Springs,
110 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs,
Florida 32643, no later than 3:00
p.m., May 10, 2007.
THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS. THE
CITY ALSO RESERVES THE


RIGHT TO ACCEPT- THE BID
WHICH IS IN THE BEST
INTEREST OF THE CITY, WHICH
MAY BE, OR MAY NOT BE, THE
LOWEST BID.

(Pub.: April 19, 2007.)


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Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, Florida,
34461.
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADEMY
Start your driving career today!
Offering courses in CDL A. Low
tuition fee! Many payment options!
No registration fee! (866)889-0210
info@americasdrivingacademy.com
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from
Home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers *Criminal
Justice. Job placement assistance.
Computer provided. Financial Aid if
qualified. Call (866)858-2121
www.onlineTidewaterTech.com.


McDonald's of Alachua '\
NOW HIRING J l
FULL & PART-TIME CASHIERS & CLOSER i'mlovin' i
Interviews: Monday 9-11 a.m. and Tuesday 3-5 p.m.

'1i\ NOW HIRING
S2 EXPERIENCED PEOPLE FOR UNLOADINGISTOCKING
i'm lovin' it Position for Wednesday and Sunday, 6-11 a.m. Premium Pay.
Interviews: Monday 9-11 a.m. and Tuesday 3-5 p.m.


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Help Wanted

Propak Logistics Inc., a growing pallet
management company is

"HIRING IMMEDIATELY"
Work inside Wal-Mart Distribution Center
in Alachua, FL.
Drug & Background Screening Required

Pallet Sorters
Apply in Person at

Wal-Mart Distribution Center
in Alachua, FL

Ask for Chris Wilson with Propak

912-596-5688


BRANCH MANAGER
Millennium Bank, a recipient of the Business of the Year
Award for three years, has a Branch Manager opportunity
at our Alachua Branch. Plans, directs, and organizes
sales and daily operational activities, including lending,
new accounts, staffing and customer service. Position
requires professionalism, proven sales and supervisory
experience, sound judgment and decision-making ability.
Bachelor's degree with business management emphasis or
equivalent experience Is preferred.
For more information and to apply, visit Millennium Bank
located in the Millennium Center on 4340 Newberry Road.
EOE/AA/DFWP


352-335-0999


wwwmillenniumbank.net


Your accredited High School
Diploma in 30-days or less. No
classes. FREE evaluation.
www. FinishHighSchool.com
(866)290-6596.


Gourment Food Delivered
Fedxd right to your door.
www.food4money.com. 877-775-
9502.



Notice: Post Office Positions Now
Available. Avg. Pay $20/hour or
$57K annually including Federal
Benefits and OT Get your exam
guide now. (800)709-9754
EXT.5799 USWA Fee Req.


E .POYEN

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified Job
placement assistance. CALL
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
LOCAL DRIVERS NEEDED
Out of Lowell, FL
and Newberry, FL




"HOME EVERY DAY**
Excellent Benefits
Class A CDL req.
Must be at least 21 yrs old
Trainees Welcom!
LOWELL:
11659 NW Gainesville Rd
Ocala, FL 34482
866-560-5693
NEWBERRY:
24735 NW 9th Place
Newberry, FL 32669
888-547-6651
www.driveccc.com
A COOL TRAVEL JOBI! Now hiring
18-24 Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training.
Transportation and lodging
fumished. Call today, .Start today.
(877)646-5050.
RECEPTIONIST

Position # 518-04

Responsible for performing a variety
of general clerical, typing & related
office duties. Answers the central
telephone system, greets the public,
directs calls & requests for
information & provides general
information to the public. Submit
employment application to the City of
Alachua, Human Resources Dept,
P.O. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616-
0009. Position opened until filled.
EOE & DFW.
Higher pay for Florida regional
drivers Home every weekend!
Home during the week! Solid weekly
miles! 95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, hometime,
money & more! Heartland Express


( 8 0 0 ) 4 4 1 4 9 5 3
www.heartlandexpress.com.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for Central
Florida- Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years
experience.
Drivers..ASAP!I 21 CDL Drivers
Needed *36-43CPM/$1.20* Sign-
On Bonus. $0 Lease New Trucks.
Only 3 mos OTR req'd. (800)635-
8669.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
GREAT HOME TIME! Exceptional
Pay & Benefits! Paid Training! Min. 1
yr. Class-A CDL exp. req. THE
WAGGONERS TRUCKING
(912)571-9668 OR (866)413-3074.
Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS-
Now Hiring OTR & Local Drivers-
New Equipment; Great Benefits;
Premium Pay Package. Call Oakley
Transport, (877)484-3042.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHTI Company Sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21.
Have CDL? Tuition reimbursement!
CRST. (866)917-2778.
Site Contracter seeks the following
trade:
* Heavy Equipment Operator
* Motorgrader Operator
* Job Superintendent
* Survey Helper
* Truck Drivers wlCDL A or B

Valid Drivers License and
experience required. Benefits. Apply
Within:
Andrews Paving, Inc.
386-462-1115
Drivers: Limited Availablity for SE
Dedicated Regional Runs. Top $$
Pay Pkg!! Home Weekends & Some
Wkdays! Clean/New Equip!! CDL-A
req. 877-838-2378x270
www.gotdtcom
Stylist wanted for small, professional,
progressive salon with family
atmosphere in High Springs.
Established clientele helpful. Please
call Antoinette Hunt at 386-454-
4422.
Tourist Info Center seeking
enthusiastic people person, full-time,
no exp. needed, benefits, apply at
18625 NW CR236 in High Springs at
the info center or call 386462-0922.
The Orthopaedic institute is now
recruiting a full time physical therapist
for our out patient orthopaedic clinic.
Excellent benefits and salary
package. Please fax resume to 352-
367-2308.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Out of work? Need a Change?
Eam while you learn electronics,
mechanics, and computers.
Receive free medical, dental, and
lodging. We pay to relocate. Must
be H.S. Grad, age 17-34. For
Interview Call 1-800-342-8123
Mon-Fri.
Horse Farm, Alachua/High Springs
area, 20 Flexible hours, must be able
to use tractor, bush hog and chain
saw, handle horses. $7 per hour.


Auction Date -:- Saturday -:- April 28 -:- 10 a.m.
Bidder Awareness Seminar Seminar Held at Auction Site
Free Bar-B-Q Lunch Tolar White Road
Friday -:- April 27 -:- 12 noon Farm 1, Tract 1, Under the Tent
* What Happets Auction Day How To Purchase At Auction Bidders Choice Auction Method.
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LAKE EUFAULA
PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE
Save $10,000
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Homesites start at 59,990 (AfterDiscount)


Estate sites up to 3 + acres;
Gated Community with Owner's Clubhouse and Boat Slips
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
7 CALL NOW 86-882-117


386-462-t9943 or 352-871-2524,
leave message.
Receptionist / Administrative
Assistant
FT days, M-F in High Springs. Must
be team player w/ good
organizational skills, professional
people & phone skills. Exp w/
Crystal, DeskTop Publisher,
TimeKron and Macola a PLUS.
Responsibilities include receptionist
duties, daily sales rpt, AP & AR data
entry, filing, copying,
incoming/outgoing mail & providing
basic admin ofc support to mgmt
staff in all depts as needed. Great
Company, Great People, Nice
Benefits! Come Join Our Team!
Please send resume via facsimile to
ATTN: Jerri @ 386 454-0815,, or
Email: mathis@halcyon.net
Driver, Class A CDL wanted. Must
have tractor trailer experience, 800 to
1,000 per week, home on
weekends. Call David 352-494-
6653.
FACTORY ASSEMBLY FT days.
M-F, 8a-4:30p in High Springs. Must
be a team player and able to work in
a fast pace repetitious work
environment. Available benefits
include health, dental, life, AFLAC &
401k as well as paid vacation, sick
days and holidays. GREAT
COMPANY! GREAT PEOPLE! Call
386 454-0811, ext. 301






ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you eam $800/day? 30 Machines,
Free Candy All for $9,995. (888)629-
9968 BO2000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
WHERE IT PAYS TO EAT
$100 fast start bonus, 100% target
market, only home business with
over 400 mouth watering gourmet
foods fedxd to your door, low start up.
www.food4money.info. 877-775-
9502.
Guys Get Haircuts. Guys watch
Sports. Every franchise investment
should be so obvious. Recession
proof. All cash. Full Training and
Support. Financing available
(800)872-4247 /
www.SportClips.com.





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


Refinance Now, Its not too Late
Rates are still Great! Get Out of
Those.Adjustables and Get Into a
Low Interest Fixed Payment. Need a
Home? Then We've Got the Loan.
Call Now (800)760-9803 ext 304 or
(954)882-7629. Lic# CL0702604.


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Clerical Services
Notary on staff
Copy Fold Tab Type Scan
Print Laminate Spiral Bind


Authorized
Shipping Outlet


Fax


Computer Services
Spreadsheet
Database Design Data Entry
File Storage/Maintenance


Shipping/Mailing
Bulk Mail Permit Meter Stamps
Direct Imprint Labels Import Lists Purchase Lists
Insert/Seal Address Correction Sort Purge


Advertising* Awards Novelties
Sublimation Printing Trophies Plaques Certificates
T-Shirts Hats Jackets Pens
Letter Openers Mouse Pads Calendars


Get hooks, round &'tapeworms.
Rotate Happy Jack tapeworm
tablets and double strength Uqui-
Vict. Available in 8oz.
size..ALACHUA FARM & LUMBER
(462-3003) (www.e-stitch.com)






Coastal Georgia New, Pre-
construction Golf Community. Large
lots & condos w/ deepwater, marsh,
golf, nature views. Gated, Golf,
Fitness Center, Tennis, Trails, Docks.
$70k's- $300k. (877)266-7376.
www.cooperspointcom.
Tennessee Lake Bargain 3 +
Acres- $19,900. FREE Boat Slips!
Save $5000 during pre-construction
sale! Enjoy access to private, Jimmy
Houston endorsed bass lake. Paved
roads, utilities, soils tested.
LAKEFRONT available. Excellent
finandng. Call now (866)685-2562,
X 1006.
NC Gated Lakefront Community.
Pleasantly mild climate 1.5 acres, 90
miles of shoreline. Never offered
before with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.


PALM HARBOR HOMES Certified
Modular & Mobile Home Specialists.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
(800)622-2832.
4BR/2BA Foreclosure! $20,000!
3BR/2BA $14,900! More Homes
Available now from $10,000! For
listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
A 5/BR HUD! $39,900! Only
$317/Mo! Won't Last! 5% down 20
years @ 8% APR. For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
Block home in Worthington Springs,
2 fenced acres, great room, split
plan, vaulted ceilings, eat-in kitchen,
covered screened patio, 3/2, garage,
above ground pool, 386-344-4873


ADIRONDACK- TUG HILL LAKES
30AC BordersADK Lake- $169,900
10 AC- Tug' Hill Lake- $69,900 88
AC- Wildlife Pond/ Trout Stream -
$159,900 25 AC- Lakefront Central
NY- $129,900 Coming Soon-
Largest Adirondack River lots
w/waterfalls. Call Christmas &
Associates (800)229-7843
www.landandcamps.com.
Coastal GA. 57.92 acres $199,900!
GA/ FL border. Mature pines,
abundant wildlife. Only an hour from
Jacksonville, FL! .CALL NOW
(904)206-5100 x 1195.
GA/ FL Border Huge Savingsl
23.55 AC, only $99,900 (was
$124,900) Coastal region. Wooded,
loaded w/ wildlife. Easy drive to St.
Simons Island! Subdivision potential!
CALL NOW (800)898-4409 X 1178.
*LAND AUCTION* 200 Props Must
be Sold! Low Down / E-Z Financing.
Free Catalog (866)554-3852
www.LANDAUCTION.com NRLL
East:AB2509, Bulziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauk:AU3447.
JUST $195.221 MONTH* 1+ acres
with FREE Boat Slips! Nicely
wooded lake access property in
brand new premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime waterfronts
available. Call (800)704-3154, x
1113. Price $34,900, *20% down,
balance financed 30 years, 7.5%
fixed, OAC
CAROLINA MOUNTAINTOP Large
4 acre tract in last phase of popular
gated mountain community with
great view of mountains, large public
lake and waterfall nearby, priced to
sell $79,500 (866)789-8535.
So. Central FL Private Gated
Lakefront Community was $179,900
NOW $79,900 1 to 3 acre lake
access. Owner must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 x 1242.
FL Land Bargains. 5 to 100 Acres
30% to 50% below market. Call
(866)352-2249, X. 1200.


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THINKING OF BUILDING
YOUR DREAM HOME?
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assist you through the entire construction
process, on our land or yours. Choose one of
our many floor plans or bring your own.
Stop by or call today!


PET SERVICES


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COMPUTER HELP |


Who Wants to Go Back to School to Learn
How to Operate a Home Computer?
- Learning at home on Your computer is Faster and Easier
* Learn in the comfort of Your home from a Qualified Instructor
for Half the Price You Would Pay in Some Local Classes
* Learn only what You Want to Learn and Need at
Your Own Pace ..A '.
Call: Kees Boer at Integrity Computing
Turn in this coupon before 6 ,30,07
and receive a 50i. Discount 3
on Your First Hour.


BOOKS
The Pink Porch
Previously Loved Books
r14720 Main Street
i : Downtown Alachua
386-462-9552 pinkporch@alltel.net
S7ii,, We take books in trade,
so bring your beloved books
to us where they'll be cherished

CONVENIENCE STORES

SBob's Citgo, Inc.
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1-75 and U.S. Hwy 441 (386) 462-5590
Alachua, FL 32615
FISHING SUPPLIES AND SERVICE
THE TACKLE BOX
Fresh & Saltwater Tackle
Reel & Rod Repair -
Line Respooling
24HR FISHING REPORT 352-375-FISH(3474). 0
WWW.TACKLEBOXFISHINGTEAM.COM
(352) 372-1791
5902 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville 32641
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CRSON BUILDERS, INC.




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RESTAURANT
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OPEN days a teek II a.m. -9:00p.m.
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US 441 N. Alachua (386) 418-8183


RESIDENTIAL
Brand new 2006 3BR 2BA home
with 2-car garage on large lot in
Alachua. Spacious backyard has
privacy fencing and a beautiful
deck on the back of the home.
Lease option available.
$169,900 MLS#261093

Southern charm in a gated
community Wyndswept Hills!
Custom built 3BR 2.5BA home,
with separate dining room plus a
den/study or 4th bedroom. High
ceilings, crown molding, ventless
fireplace, Jacuzzi tub with "hot
water on demand' system in
master bath, tiled walk-in
shower, and more! $398,900
MLS#266036

Cute and affordable describes
this home located in the Alachua
community. 2BR 2BA, inside
laundry room, all appliances,
hardiboard exterior, fresh paint
inside. Priced to sell at $145,000
MLS#275602


Hunter Woods! 1649sf 3BR 2BA
home has a spacious kitchen -
breakfast bar & bay window
nook. Great room vaulted
ceiling & gas FP. Dining room -
french doors to screen porch.
Master BR bath garden tub &
double vanity. $210,900
MLS#276149
HOMES WITH ACREAGE
Come see this re-modeled 2714sf
3BR 2BA country retreat on 6.5
acres. Great room with brick
fireplace, wood floors, and
oversized Florida room. Fenced
pastures with scattered oaks,
detached workshop and more.
$349,000 MLS#274756

Cedar country style 2544sfhome
with large front and back porches
in the center of 30 acres. Open
floor plan, spacious kitchen,
unfinished attic, deck with hot
tub, 2 outbuildings, 8-run kennel
and 12x24 office building.
$695,000 MLS#273806


Isn't this really where you
want to live? 5 acres of fenced
pasture with 30x31 pole barn
and a 2BR 1BA mobile home.
Great starter home and located
off CR241 in Alachua.
$125,000 MLS#268985

Alachua City with country
style. 5.41 acres of pasture
and trees. 3BR 2BA double
wide pristine home just 4 years
new with extended warranty.
Wooden deck, storage building
and 2-car carport. So
affordable at $155,000.
MLS#276622

2006 Skyline 3BR 2BA
DWMH -just off US 441 and
1-75. Location, location,
location! No room is wasted
in this 1404sfhome on 5 acres.
Huge Entertainment center and
large TV stays! $169,900
MLS#277179


VAC.-_T LAND
5 private acres ready for your site-
built or mobile home! No deed
restrictions, high and dry and in a
convenient location only minutes
to Gainesville. $90,000
MLS#274880

Downtown Alachua accessible.
Public water and sewer available.
Mobile home lot in Alachua
Forest. $34,900 MLS#268000

Building lot in Alachua Highlands.
2.5 fenced acres with a cleared
homesite and paved road.
$128,500 MLS#272297

High in the rolling hills of N.
Central Florida. 5.35 acres of
green pasture to design your new
homestead. Paved road frontage
and easy access to 1-75. $110,000
MLS#269891

Unbelievable wooded 2.5 acres.
:Homesite already cleared with
well and septic. Huge granddaddy
oaks and scattered trees through-
out. $114,000 MLS#276021


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NORTH FLA PROPERTIES 10 to
350 Acres starting at $6200 per acre
w/Owner financing. (800)294-2313,
ext.1485 A Bar Sales Inc. 7 days
7a.m. 7p.m.


AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, North Carolina Affordable
Land, Homes, Mountain Cabins, on
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FIGUNEER


DAYS


The Waters of High Springs...
It's in our Nature
Publisher
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Cover
31st Annual Pioneer Days
The Waters of
High Springs,
It's in Our Nature
April 21 & 22, 2007

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Letter from Heather N. Clarich, President, High Springs
Chamber of Commerce ............................4
Letter from James D. Drumm, City Manager,
City of High Springs .............................. 5
Renegades, Rebels and Rogues -- All of them and
more at Pioneer Days ................ ..............6
Pioneers Made a Living off the Land ..................... 7
The Waters of High Springs, It's in our Nature ............8
Pioneer Days Directional Guide ...................... 12
Vendor Guide ............................... 13-18
Kids Korral ................ ,. ..................... 17
Heritage Village .................... ................. .18
Shootout ....................................... 20-21


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Welcome to Pioneer Days 2007, The Waters of High Springs...
It's in Our Nature!


For any newcomers this year, WELCOME! For any long-time visitors,
WELCOME BACK! For those of you that have been coming to Pioneer Days
for years you'll notice that the changes we made last year have been a
blueprint for this year's festival. We hope you'll agree that this Pioneer Days
will be one of the best family events in the area. Since moving some of the
events to Main Street, we've been able to centralize the event around the
Shootout, the sinkhole, food court and area businesses all for your enjoyment!
We have an expanded the Kids Korral area and the shootouts will be at
noon and 2 p.m. each day. The the ever famous Cowboy poet, Hank Mattson,
will be circulating in the crowds throughout the festival reciting his famous
poetry. We '11 have the Farmers' Market again this year located by City
Hall with a convenient pick-up to load your purchases.
And of course be sure to check out Heritage Village behind St.
Bartholomew's Episcopal Church where you can see folks in Pioneer dress
doing period demonstrations of basketweaving, blacksmithing and spinning.
Don't forget to purchase your Kettle Corn and visit the many vendors, both
food, plant and arts & crafts who have traveled from all over the southeastern
United States to make sure that you enjoy shopping, dining, and just good ole
southern fellowship.
Thank you for joining us at this year's Pioneer Days Festival. Please visit
us at www.highsprings.com for information about upcoming events!





Warmest Wishes,
Heather N. Clarich
2007 High Springs Chamber of Commerce President


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OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER


On behalf of the City of High Springs I would like to welcome you to our
celebration of Pioneer Days. This is a two-day event held on Saturday, April
21st and on Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 in beautiful downtown High Springs.

You can walk in the footsteps of our pioneers through our historic business
district on North Main Street and in James Paul Park. You will enjoy visiting
the many booths filled with arts, crafts and unique items. Stop in our special
gift and antique shops as well. There are many treasures to be found in High
Springs. There is plenty to eat, such as the famous Rotary sausage,
hamburgers, cotton candy and much more! It can be warm, so an ice cream
cone is always a great idea, too.

There is lots of entertainment from today and years gone by. You'll see the
grimy gulch saloon girls, cowboys, re-enactments of gun fights in the middle
of town throughout the day. The "Heritage Village" behind City Hall will
feature quilts, woodworking, blacksmiths, and leather crafts. There will also
be a good ole barn dance Saturday evening. There is so much to do here.

The children will enjoy the "Kids Corral" many rides and games. There will
be ponies, a petting zoo and other fun animals to visit.

We are happy to have you as our guests in High Springs.


Sincerely,


James D. Drumm
City Manager


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RENEGADES, REBELS



AH ROGUES

All of them and more at Pioneer Days
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
rab your partners an' saddle up. This wagon
train is headed over to the 31st Annual High
Springs Pioneer Days Celebration. This
annual event features a blend of heritage, old f
west shoot 'em up and fun. Crafters and artists
from around the Southeast United States will
take up residence in High Springs exhibiting fine
crafts and arts.
Lock and load, and take cover. Celebrating
the town's heritage, shootouts at the OK Corral
are the highlight of the two-day event. The
reenactment of an 1880's gunfight comes
complete with popping gunfire, smoking guns
and Stetson hats. No real gunfight would be
complete without legendary gunfighters of the
old west Wyatt Earp and Dbc Holiday and
Pioneer Days is no exception. Dressed in
authentic western attire including overcoats, : -
vests and ties, the lawmen as well as the
desperadoes, are destined to either blast each
other away or expire from the scorching heat.- ,. -
Kids Korral, a popular spot for the younger ,
crowd, is sure to be brimming with excitement in
its carnival-like atmosphere. Games of skill, i -
pony rides and a petting zoo will offer something
for almost everyone.
Under shade trees, Heritage Village will
showcase pioneering arts such as spinning, ---
blacksmithing and woodcarving. Heritage 44 .. .
Village is a popular spot for those who are
looking for a slower-paced activity.
Vendors will be out in force, selling
everything from turkey legs to funnel cakes to
hotdogs to cotton candy.
New this year is an old fashioned Barn Dance .
on Saturday, April 21st at 5 p.m. in the food.
court. There will be good music so wear your
dancing shoes. The vendors are staying open
late for your convenience.
What are you waiting' for these horses'll be .. "
buckin' in a few and you don't want to be left
behind wishin' you'd joined on.






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PIONEERS M


OFF THE LAE


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
t's been said that folks lived off the fat of the land. Nothing
could be truer about pioneers who settled High Springs in the
town's infancy.
Long before a railroad changed the face of the growing
community, folks were settling around what later became the town
of High Springs. In 1847, Crockett Springs was settled by Fernando
and Marn Underwood when the couple moved to the area just three
miles north of present-day High Springs. Around that time, those
settling in the area made a living through farming an array of crops
including cotton, corn, sugarcane and raising livestock.
In 1883, the Sa\ annah. Florida, and Western Railroad was
extended from Gaines\ ille to Live Oak. Mleani while, a post office
and rail station were opened. In 1888, the area's name was changed
to High Springs and later incorporated into a town in 1893. The
town prospered with the introduction of the rail system, which
helped locals due to a phosphate-mining boon.


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ADE A LIVING


According to the Alachua County Historical Commission, in
1896 a severe windstorm ripped through High Springs devastating
much of the town. The fires of 1898 and 1912 seriously damaged
businesses in the downtown district of High Springs.
High Springs may be most well known for its variety of nearby
crystal-clear springs which are open to the public. Folks from
around the world journey to High Springs to take in magnificent
views of the springs and relax in the refreshing waters. Still others
take the plunge and dive into the watery depths of North Central
Florida' cavernous foundation.
The town remains a prospering center, particularly for those
interested in the outdoors. With nearby Santa Fe, Suwannee and
Itchetucknee Rivers, High Springs has become a hub for visitors
interested in a rich historical retreat and outdoor excursion. Those
looking to spend time on the water may prefer canoeing, kayaking
and tubing. Sightseeing remains a major activity as High Springs is
home to some 218 buildings of historical interest.



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By ELLEN BOUKARI
Executive Editor
he seven wonders of the natural world span
the globe. Arizona boasts the Grand Canyon,
Australia boasts the Great Barrier Reef and
Nepal boasts Mt. Everest, to name three.
But the natural areas surrounding High Springs
bring to mind the unspoiled beauty and flowing
currents of pristine waters that some may argue rival
the seven wonders of the natural world. Whether it's
the bubbling waters of Ichetucknee or Poe Springs,
or the mysterious currents of the Santa Fe River, the
area surrounding High Springs is rich in nature,
beauty and tranquility. North Central Floridians
often, and mistakenly, take for granted the virtual
paradise of the springs and the surrounding area. It
is often the visitor or a special occasion such as
Pioneer Days that reminds us of the magical
bounty we have in our own back yard
Ichetucknee Springs offers unspoiled beauty, and
together with surrounding wilds, has become and
remains a Florida treasure consisting of 2,241 acres
that makes up Ichetucknee Springs State Park and
the series of springs that create the clear Ichetucknee
River.
To the uninitiated, floating down a crystal clear
meandering river in an inner tube for one to three
hours is exhilarating. Add to that, the Florida sun
casting shadows through the cedar and maple trees a,
first-time tubers leisurely float down the cooling
waters. Not much can surpass the peaceful bliss of
leaning back against a gently rocking tube and
drinking in nature's beauty while dangling one's feet
in the refreshing water.


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But the real thrill experienced by many visitors :
is their amazement about the springs that were
declared a "National Natural Landmark" by the "*' i
U.S. Department of the Interior in 1972. Millions
of gallons of pristine water gushing up out of the ..
earth, forming crystal pools of water reflecting ~
colors of pale blues and mysterious blacks in
Florida's sun. The constant average temperature
of 72 degrees Fahrenheit year round refreshes the
hot and weary.
Activities also abound at Poe Springs Park.
Whether it be swimming, fishing, canoeing or
simple fun and picnicking, Poe Springs Park is '
forefront as a spot for relaxation and fun for the
entire family. The park is located just outside of i
High Springs on County Road 340, also known ii
as NW 182 Avenue or Poe Springs Road. Aside
from the magnificent water features at the park. .
including the springs that flow at a constant and
impressive 35-to-40-million gallons per day, there -
is a beach area with plenty of sand, a playground
area for children, a multi-purpose field for .
baseball and soccer, and canoes for rent. -
The park is owned by Alachua County, which
acquired it in 1985. Also involved in the park's development are Springs. The park is located on the banks of the scenic Santa Fe
the Suwannee River Water Management District, the Florida River and encompasses over 6,000 acres in Alachua and Columbia
Department of Environmental Protection, and the National Park Counties.
Service. The park offers board walkways, facilities for picnicking, and
O'Leno State Park is truly one of the great parks in the other attractions for children, not to speak of breathtaking natural
heartland of Florida, and is located just six miles north of High WATERS OF HIGH SPRINGS on page 10







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beauty. There are several miles of hiking, biking, and horse
trails. There is a hike-in primitive camping area near S\weer\ after
Lake. This lake is one of the many small lakes connected to the
underground Santa Fe River.
O'Leno has two scenic walking trails, the River Trail and the


Limestone Trail. The Ri\ er Trail winds along the ri\ er to the
"river sink" where the Santa Fe disappears underground. Its
banks teem with c\ presses and oaks. The Limestone Trail passes
through a hard\ ood hammock, past a limestone outcrop and then
by a pine forest. Wildlife is abundant throughout the park.
While alligators and turtles are frequently\ seen, turtles are by
far the most \ visible. often spied sunning on half submerged logs
or their heads breaking the surface of the pools of still w after.
The venerablee minnows swim close to the ri her's shore
alongside tadpoles that seem destined to become bullfrogs. Their
large heads and flow ing tails. \ visible in spite of the dark
brow nish \ waters. Graceftil white birds feed do\\ n ri~ er, away
from the more populated areas of the park.
The Santa Fe River offers opportunity for a refreshing swim, a
favorite pastime of man\ park goers. Canoe rentals are available
at the park for those \\ fishing to do a little exploring down the
river to observe the area's scenic beault and \\ wildlife.
The park's most memorable feature is most likely the
suspension bridge that spans the Santa Fe River that has offered
generations a breathtaking \ ie\ of the Santa Fe, its waters and
shores.
This year's Pioneer Days reminds us that "The Waters of High
Springs...It's in our Nature," and of the magical bounty we have
in our own back \ ard.




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Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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th # .Booth Description / Products being sold .........................Company/Business Name
..... .Business Info on services & volunteer opportunities .......................... .Haven Hospice
..... .Business Investments services ................................ Edward Jones Investments
......Jewelry -jewelry & accessories ........................... ............. Friend to Friend
5 ....Wood wood crafts painted and unpainted ................................ Charon Winans
..... .Photography Matted and mounted photography .................... .Weston Wade Photography
..... .Craft Paintings and spirit dolls reflecting the natural world ................. Frog Pond Productions
..... .Crafts fabric dolls, bears, angels, rabbits ................................ The Melon Patch
..... .Jewelry Handcrafted Jewelry .............. ...................... Amantea Jewelry by Jamie
..... .Wood handmade wood crafts cedar, cypress, cherry ...................... Barbara Jean Lang
......Clothing doll & children's clothing .......................................... Cathy's Crafts
..... .Product Selling purses and accessories .......................... Mary Frances Accessories
S14 .Craft Metal Art & Iron W ork ................................................ Homeboys
..... .Wood Misc. wood crafts by students in
High Springs Community School FFA .................................... .High Springs FFA
...... Craft Windchimes, stained glass & crafts ................................ Just 4 U Creations
..... .Product Sunroom & window display ............................... Fairbanks Construction
......Jewelry Magnetic Jewelry .........................................The Magnetic Solution
..... .Product Handcrafted topical essential oils and body lotions .................. C-5 Enterprises, Inc.
..... .Product Solar lights made of wood & garden/yard decor ............... Jeanne Tack & Treasures
..... .Product Carribbean cooking sauces,
spices, bev. & cookbook ............................... Hey Mon Caribbean Cooking Magic
...... Jewelry Beaded jewelry ........................................... Accessory Authority
..... .Product Gourmet Nuts .................................................. Nuttiesweets
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K 25 .Clothing Sundresses, hand-rolled, hand-cut ..... ........... ........ .Tampa Bay Artwear
K 27 .Leather Leather goods .......................... .....................Gavere Leather
..... .Business Real Estate Sales and Service ............... .. .. ERA Trend Realty of High Springs
......Jewelry Earrings, suncatchers, crystal jewelry .. ............... Blue Star Jewelry Design Inc.
......Product Yard art and interior products ................................... The Butterfly Lady
......Business Real Estate Sales ............................. Coldwell Banker MM Parrish Realty
.... Plants, salvias, trees, perinials, & such ................................. daba plants & such
..... .Photography Sales of fine art and photography ............ ............... .. ..Anointed Studio
..... .Wood fretwork pictures, plaques, clocks, etc. ................... ... .... ..Goolsby Woodcrafts
..... .Business AAA Membership sign-ups and traffic safety info ................. AAA Auto Club South
......Product Aroma therapy products .............................. .A. Fairy Keeper's Handiwork
......Jewelry- Magnetic jewelry .................................. ....... ......... 7th Son
.... Product Soaps, bathsalts, lip balm, etc ............ .................... Feels Good Naturally
...... Business Real Estate ................................................. Horizon Realty
......Jewelry- Custom made jewelry ......................................... D&S Enterprises
......Craft Quilted Items .......................... ... ................. ......Quilters Cut-Ups
......Clothing -Appliqued women's apparel ................................. ..... CCC Fashions
.... Product -Advertising & selling homemade herbal skin care products .............. Kelly's Creations
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45 ..... .Art Sales of original paintings (water color, mixed
media, oil pastels & acrylics) ........................... .. Dances with Gophers Productions
46 ..... .Product Gourmet Foods in take home pkg ............... Jammin Ammon & His Kitchen Friends
47 ...... Wood Custom clocks and plaques ...................................... Like Clock Work
49 ......Product Purse key finders and floral arrangements. ................ .... The Mermaid Cottage
50 ......Clothing Hats: Plain and decorated and necklaces ........................Lonnie Mae Haven
51 .. .. .Food Funnel cakes & drinks ......... ........... ........ Boy Scouts of America, Troop #88
52 ......Jewelry Crafts & Jewelry ............. .. ................ ..... .Ann's Beaded Collction
54 & 55 .Craft Painted stained glass-teacher items ................. .............. .. Wood-n-Stuff
56 .... Product musical carousels & dec. lamps ... ...... ....... .. ..Sweeny's Musical Carousels
113 .. ..Product Honey, syrups, Jelly and Jams .... ............................. The Honey Company
114 .....Plants Daylily Nursery .............. ............................. Countryside Daylilies
115 ..... Wood Selling handmade wooden door mats & memo boards for kids ................ .Donna Tew
116 .....Jean purses, soaps, candles, etc......... ... .. ............... Best Friends Custom Creations
117 ..... Jewelry Handmade jewelry beaded ............. ......................... Heidi-Ann Hofer
118 .... .Clothing Personalized Baby & Toddler Clothing ...................... .. .... .Precious Babies
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119 .... .Wood Handmade wood cravings of religious items ................... ........ .Holy Land Craft
120 .....Crafts Framed tin signs, tables, potato/onion bins, benches .................. .. .Betty Prusinski
121 .....Product Personalized kids crafts/room signs, etc. .......................... .. ..Art and Soul
122 .....Crafts Country crafts with tole & folk art .................. .....................Robert Mott
124 .....Jewelry Hand crafted jewelry and custom orders .............. .... .... Gary Originals
125 .....Craft native art and bead work ...................................... .Regina Ward Crafts
126 .....Jewelry Handmade jewelry beaded .......................................Dream Jewelry
127 .....Wood Wooden jewelry boxes ................................ .... .Miss Billie's Collectibles
128 .....Business Coupons and Savings book ............. ....... ............... .GatorSavings.com
129 ... .Craft Stained Glass .............................................. Roken's Treasures
130 ..... Wood wooden country crafts, miniatures, country jewelry & wreaths ......... .Crafts by Rita & Gina
131 .....Product handmade olive oil soap ............................ ........ ..... Sunday Soap
132 . .Product Crafty stuff for pets ....... Sewing All
S132 ..... Product Crafty stuff for pets..... ...... ...................................SewingAll
133 .....Service Video Display ..................................... .. ... Memories in Motion
134 .....Jewelry- selling handcrafted jewelry ........................................ .Karen Isreal
135 ..... Jewelry Beaded critter/insect pins and critter embellished glass globes ............ .Mind Labyrinth
136 .. .Jewelry Jewelry & Photography ................... ............... .. Green Dragon Artist
137 .....Craft stained glass ............... ............................ .Fallin Oak Glass
VENDOR GUIDE onpage 17

OTHER EVENTS:
: Free old fashioned barn dance and BBQ, Saturday at 5
p.m. in the Food Court
*Hank Mattson, the "Cracker Poet" will be circulating

h E. I Sette *The Lazy River Cafe will be having Live Entertainment
throughout the weekend
*The High Springs Farmers' Market will be set up by the
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138 ..... Wood Handmade toys, rubberband shooters w/ targets, train whistles ................... CR Stuff
139 .... .Product handmade vegetable oil soaps ............................... .Family Tree Traditions
140 ..... .Food Homemade Baked items .................... ........Bland Community Families, Inc.
141 ..... Jewelry Handcrafted gemstone jewelry in silver & gold ....................... Earthly Treasures
142 .... .wood wood products for sale ...............................................W oodstuff
143 .....Service Display of photography children & family ................... Freeze Frame Photography
144 .....Craft Sand Art buy the container, make your own sand art ................... .The Crafty Crew
145 .....Jewelry Handmade jewelry ......................................... Spun Gold Jewelry
158 & 159 Plants plants & garden accessories ..................................... A Moment In Time
168 .....Business Voter Education and Information ......... ..... .Alachua County Supervisor of Elections
169 .... .Wood woodcraving, Fabric Dolls ..................................... Sew N Wood Crafts
170 & 171 Product Hand sculted and painted concrete statuaries ........................ .C & C Growers
172 ..Product Machine embroidery on purses, towels, baby items ................. Lady "E" Embroidery
173 .....Market Vidalia Onion sales. ....................................... Gainesville Shrine Club
F1, F2 .. Food Sausages & hotdogs with Coca-cola products ................... High Springs Rotary Club
F10 .....Food Daquiri style frosty drinks, and root beer- custom creation ................... Frosty Inc.
F11 .....Food BBQ Ribs, Chicken and Pork .................................... Smoking D BBQ


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Pony Rides
Petting Zoo
Moonwalk
Caterpillar Maze
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F5, F6 Food Cajun sausage, chicken & rice plates and platters ........... .............. .Bayou Billy
F8 .. .Food Funnel cakes, Chicken tenders, Fried Green tomatoes,
curly fries, sweet potato fries, lemonade, drinks .................... ....Cassie's Snow Balls
...... Food Gyros, chicken, souvlaki, smoke sausage sandwiches, salad & drinks ...Greek Food on the Grill
... Food Tacos, Brownies, soda ................... .......... City of High Springs Youth Council
.... Food Fish, shrimp, scallops, clam strips, cheese sticks, onion rings & drinks .Wellborn Enterprises
.....Food Hot apple dumplings / ice cream ................................. .A&E Refreshment
..... Food Roasted corn in husk, strawberry shortcake, fresh fruit bowls ................. .. .Dan Ligas
.... Food Soft serve, ice cream, cotton candy, hot soft pretzels,


Candy apples, frozen capp., drinks & slushies, etc. ................. ........ .Fun Time Foods
Heartstrings ........................................................... Service Chair m assage
Alachua Massage & Medical
SK1 ......Food Italian Ice .................. .............. .... ............. .Little Scoopers Inc.
K2 ......Kids Mechanical Bull for kids and adults under 1501bs. ................... Wellborn Enterprises
K3 ..... .Food Cookie decorating table with juice and popcorn ........... ...... ...First Christian Academy
K4 K6 .Kids Pony rides and Euro Bungee Jump & Rock climbing wall. ................ Cowboy Attractions


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embrace the real meaning
of Pioneer Days with a
walk through Heritage
Village. There, you'll find
an assortment of folks dressed in
costumes and demonstrating
their trades.
Learn up-close what master

Amy Martin Basket Weaving
and Cooking
Confederate Roses Children's
Activities
Lynn Reeves Historic
Costumes
Hank Mattson Cracker
Cowboy Poet and tells stories
around the festival
"Daisy" & Carolyn Frederick -
FL Cracker Horse


tradesmen and women did to get
by in the days of old.
Keep an eye out for the
blacksmith, weaver, master
woodcarver and more all use
historically accurate techniques
to get the job done.


Mike & Linda Poindexter -
1.860s Merchantile Wagon,
Pork Skins, Jerky and Root
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Jerry & Cookie Winters -
Kountry Kettle Corn, Old-
Fashioned Copper Kettle
Susan Keller Spinning and
Weaving
Ed & Geraldine Berbaum Olde
Time Music, Strolling
Barnyard Band\\ agon


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