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Title: Alachua County Today. May 3, 2007.
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Alachua election okay State says Investigation of


Election monitors release much-anticipated report Wednesday


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Despite controversy
surrounding the City of Alachua's election
process over the last year, the Florida
Department of State released a report
Wednesday saying, "The election was
conducted in a fair and impartial manner,
generally consistent with statute and rule."



Sex shop ban



back on in



High Springs

By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS As the clock struck
midnight early Friday morning and with the
looming possibility of an adult entertainment
business locating in High Springs, City
Commissioners voted to enact another six
month moratorium on adult businesses.
The passing of the most recent
moratorium comes on the heels of the March
expiration of the last moratorium that was
passed by the High Springs City Commission
last September. Currently High Springs and
its Public Safety Committee are carefully
crafting an ordinance that would define where
adult businesses could locate in the area. The
committee is planning to meet May 15 to
discuss the proposed ordinance and
recommending it for consideration by High
Springs City Commissioners.
The motion of having another six month
MORATORIUM on page A10


New pain drugs

under development

in Alachua

By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter


ALACHUA An Alachua biotechnology
business is developing new drugs to alleviate
pain.
St. Charles Pharmaceuticals has
progressed one of its analgesic drug
compounds, SCP-1, through the first phase in
clinical safety studies.
"Our goal is to eventually license drugs
out to other companies for production once
all the testing is complete," said Donna
Millington, lab manager and senior research
investigator for St. Charles.
Millington said St. Charles is developing
a pain model which should give a better idea
of the clinical aspect of the drug.
BIOTECHNOLOGY on page A6


The gentler side


of utility bills
High Springs to extend deadline

By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS Residents in High
Springs may have more time to pay their
monthly utility bills, while at the same time
experiencing better customer service from
the City's utilities department.
Currently utility bills are due on the 10th
of each month. If a bill is not paid by the 20th
of every month the customer is subject to
disconnection, a $25 late fee, and paying one-
percent interest. Once the new guidelines are
in place customers will be able to pay their
bills by the 15th of each month without
having a late fee. However, instead of being
given 10 days to pay before possible
UTILITY BILLS on page A3
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Alachua City Manager Clovis Watson,
Jr. was clearly pleased with the report
saying, "This report, in- my eyes, is clear
vindication that Alachua has run a fair and
unbiased election."
The report comes after two Division of
Elections deputies were appointed to
observe Alachua's Election Day processes
on April 10, 2007. Michael Canney,




City Hal


Chairman of the Alachua County Green
Party and political activist in Alachua,
apparently requested the election be
monitored by state officials.
The on-again off-again election
ultimately ended up being a race among
incumbent Commissioner Bonnie Burgess
and challengers Michael Perkins and
ELECTION on page A10



I project


pushed back

Construction edging close to $7 million


fire chief launched


High Springs Fire Chief Jewell out on leave


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS High
Springs Fire Chief Terry Jewell
usually assists in extinguishing
fires, but Jewell is caught up in
a firestorm of his own as he has
been placed on a leave of
absence from his post due to
allegations stemming from a
fire training session he
supervised earlier this year.
According to documents
from the State Fire Marshal's
office that were obtained by
Alachua County Today, Jewell
allegedly committed several
minor and major violations
during the session he
supervised. Some of the
violations include using
"flammable or combustible
liquids" to start or enhance a
training fire, lack of certified
fire instructors, and not abiding
by required safety procedures.
The findings also states Jewell
didn't keep accurate record
keeping, and failed to comply
with specific State laws.
High Springs City Manager
Jim Drumm said the City is
conducting an investigation


about the allegations against
Jewell. Drumm said the report
will determine if the violations
involved were isolated or
regular occurrences at the High
Springs Fire Department.
Drumm assigned High Springs
Police Captain Arvey Bass to
conduct the City'.
investigation.
The City Managet
expressed disappointment
when he first heard of thd
allegations against Jewell.
Drumm pointed out that if the
violations were only minor in
nature they could have been
easily corrected, but since some
of the violations were major,
Drumm felt obligated that the
City take a closer look into the
investigation.
Drumm said the report from
the Fire Marshal's office has
the potential for error, pointing
out that the report had the
wrong date when the training
session occurred, and that Fire
Marshal investigators
neglected to interview
firefighters 'n the High Springs
Fire Department.
JEWELL on page A3


High Springs weighing



city attorney options


Pendland set to retire after 21 years


ELLEN BOUKARIAlachua County Today
Alachua's municipal complex is still under construction 17 months after the
groundbreaking ceremony in December 2005.


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA What originally began
as a partial donation and purchase of an
old home has ballooned over the years
into a $6,941,535 municipal complex for
the City of Alachua.
In. June of 2005, Alachua County
Today reported that City Hall costs were
mounting when architectural firm
Skinner Vignola McLean, Inc (SVM)
reported that the cost of the municipal


Around

Matthew Bradley accep

Riddle Aeronautical Un
Special to Alachua County Today
DAYTONA BEACH
Matthew Bradley, 17, of
Alachua, has been accepted to
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University in Daytona Beach.
Bradley, who will graduate in
2007 from Santa Fe High
School, will become a member
of the Embry-Riddle 2007
freshman class: Matthew is the
son of Donna and Michael
Bradley.
Embry-Riddle, the world's Bradley
largest, fully accredited in its
university specializing in Scienci
aviation and aerospace, offers
more than 30 degree programs
;


complex was estimated to be about $5.6
million. That number was up $800,000
from the previous estimate of $4.8
million. An active hurricane season in
2004 was to blame said Howard McLean
of SVM.
By the time the project went out to
bid and a contract was awarded, the costs
were $6,114,504. Now, the municipal
complex project is nearing the $7 million
mark when the contingency fee is
CITY HALL onpage A1O


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS With
longtime High Springs City
Attorney Jim Pendland set to
retire from his position in late
June, City officials are trying to
decide what course of action
would be best in the hiring of
the next city attorney.
As the only city in the
county outside of Gainesville to
employ a full time city attorney,
High Springs city officials may
be changing that.
Commissioners could opt
instead to hire an attorney on a
'contracted basis, similar to the
City of Newberry's
arrangement with attorney


Scott Walker.
Even with the .
possibility of
hiring an .
attorney on a
contracted
basis, High ,.
Springs may Pendland
still go the
route of hiring
a full time attorney on staff to
perform the same duties as
Pendland, such as attending
commission and committee
board meetings.
Pendland said having a full
time city attorney means he or
she is always available when
someone needs assistance on a
ATTORNEY on page A7


the Heartlands


ited to Embry-

iversity


It was indeed a "Far East Fantasy" at the annual
g STOP! CHILDREN'S CANCER premier
fundraising event Saturday night at the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center. This year's tally wasn't
available as of press time, but last year's event
netted over $225,000 for pediatric cancer
research. Alachua Elementary Principal Jim
Brandenburg, pictured at right, is a longtime
member of the organization's board and is
responsible for creating the extravagant sets
used each year as a backdrop for the themed
event. Area businesses, organizations and
individuals contribute to the annual event
colleges of Arts and through donations of goods, services and
-s, Aviation, Business, funding. This year's sponsors included Klaus
Fine Jewelry, Chefs Garden Custom Catering,
BRADLEY on page A10 Grandiflora Nursery, and a host of others. LEILABOUKARI/Alachua County Today
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Principal gives time, skills and
heart for children's cancer
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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, MAY 03, 2007




Community Corner


Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


PUBLIC MEETINGS
*Archer Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
*Alachua (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.
,Gainesville 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
Lnd 4th Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
*Micanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
ENewberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
*Waldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


Jesse says, "No one
can make you feel
inferior without
your consent."

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BAARP 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: May 17 and 18, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.; May 22 and 23,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
EThe 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.
nAmerican Cancer Society
Relay for Life Luau for a
Cure will be held May 4-5 at
Santa Fe High School. Call
352-376-6866 x 118 to register
your team. The Relay Car
Show will be on May 5th.
mEdward Jones offers
investing in action program:

Vean R. Seeger, Inc.,
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PAINTING

Alachua, FL 352-316-4547


By Linda
Rice
Chapman
ERA Trend
Realty of
High Springs

Now that we are
having the kind of
weather that makes one
want to spend times
outdoors just enjoying
nature, consider
exploring some of this
area on foot.
Check out the Devil's
Millhopper in Gainesville
or O'Leno State Park
north of High Springs on
441. Both have great
trails and don't be
surprised if you startle a
few deer at O'Leno.
San Felasco, acces-
sible from both Alachua
and Gainesville, has trails
as well but their map is
rather primitive. Take a
compass with you or you
may end up, as I did,
listening for traffic and
scaling a fence, ending up
a few miles from my
vehicle.
Stop by our office for
free area maps with lots
of other warm weather
places to explore.
Also this week a warm
welcome to Professionals
Title Company which has
a branch office in our
building. Charlotte Dixon
is here on site, joining our
mortgage specialist, Lori
Barnes who is with ERA
Mortgage. Now your real
estate experience truly
can be one-stop shop-
ping!
Stop by and see why
we are rated so highly by
our customers.

Linda is a licensed attorney,
mediator and realtor. Sop by ERA
Trend Realty 320 NE Santa Fe
Blvd, High Springs for area maps,
information dnd allyour real estate
needs. Call 352-226-2432. Always
therefore you!

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"Take Charge of Your
Financial Security" Edward
Jones Financial Advisor Jay
Murray of Alachua is hosting a
free broadcast presentation
titled "Take Charge of Your
Financial Security" at 11:30
a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
May 4 at 14423 US Highway
441, Suite 9.
Join Edward Jones and
nationally syndicated personal
financial columnist Terry
Savage to learn practical
strategies that may help you
move forward in securing your
financial future.
To reserve a seat or for more
information, call Jay Murray at
386-462-0417.
mElderCare 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 Gainesville.
Lunchtime meals are delivered
Monday-Friday, own
transportation needed. Work
individually or in pairs. For
more information or to
volunteer contact ElderCare of
Alachua County at 352-265-
9040.
nFoundation 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.
iGainesville Arts Festival -
The Gainesville Arts Festival at
the Oak Hall School campus is
Saturday and Sunday, May 5
and 6, from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. and
features outstanding area oil,



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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.
EThe High Springs Chapter
of AARP will hold its next
meeting on Thursday, May 10
at the Presbyterian Church in
High Springs. Program speaker
is the Alachua County Park
system and will discuss
activities for seniors. Meeting
starts at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12
p.m. For more information, call
386-454-5564.
mHelp out the High Springs
Community School's 5th
Grade Butterfly and
Hummingbird garden with
donations from your gardens.
Contact John Fox, 5th Grade
Science teacher at
johnney5@windstream.net.
Community support in our
schools is an essential part of
our success as a community.
*The 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 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
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 hors d'oeuvre,
live music and fun. The reunion
will be held at Emerald's
Thornebrook 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.
NSHINE 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 seniors
in your community? Do you
have basic computer skills? If
you answered yes to these
questions, then the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs
may have the perfect volunteer
position for you!
Volunteers are needed in
Alhchua 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 drugs 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; mileage is
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.
UYulee Railroad Days
(YRRD), Florida's first linear
event is a celebration honoring
Senator David Levy Yulee and
the railroad he built 150 years
ago. The event is a slew of
happening stretching 155 miles
from the east coast of Florida to
the west coast.
YRRDs will be celebrated
the weekend of June 1, 2 and 3,
2007, and began in Archer,
Florida 12 years ago. It has
since become a cross the state
celebration. All day festivals
happen in Archer, Melrose and
Callahan. Model trains circle
inside the Matheson Museum in
Gainesville. There is a vibrant
remembrance of the slaves who
built the railroad at the Cotton
Club in Gainesville. In
Melrose, there are lake cruises,
more trains in Hawthorne and a
plateful of history in Micanopy.
Everyone will want to see the
period locomotive at the Archer
Railroad Museum and feel the
Civil War Cannons blast.
Yulee Railroad Days is
sponsored by the Archer
Historical Society and Railroad
Museum. Visit the web page
www.yuleerail roaddays.org or
phone 352-495-1044 for
additional information.
UThe 23 Annual Zukefest will
be held on May 12 at the fire
station in Windsor, 1401 SE
County Road 234. All proceeds
go to the Windsor 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 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The arts and crafts booths will
be selling great gifts for
Mother'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.


Alachua County Library District


Alachua Branch:
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Ages 5
& under. Join us on Thursdays
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 a.m.-12 noon.
If you embroider, quilt, knit or
enjoy doing any other "non-
messy" craft, this is the 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
working on. Share what you
know, or learn from someone
else. Enjoy a cup of coffee and
'klatch' with other craft
enthusiasts in the community.
TO: Mom FROM: Me -
Sunday, May 6th, 3:00 p.m.
Mother's Day is May 13. Join us
for an afternoon of creative gift
ideas Mom would appreciate.

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 Lunch
,


(with drink) and join the
Hawthorne Reading Circle as
we share our favorite authors,
titles, and new finds!

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. Enjoy chatting with other
craft enthusiasts in the
community,
Snakes Alive!: Our Backyard
Friends Tuesday, May 8th,
2:30 p.m. Jean Howard from
Snakebusters provides
information and hands on
experience with our reptilian
friends. Join us as we learn all
about these fascinating
creatures.
Author At The Library:
Donna Lou Backen Sunday,
May 6th, 2:30 p.m. Meet the
author of Backen-The-Woods
Buzz-z-z, a book of short stories
and poetry providing a glimpse
of life along the Withlacoochee
River in Inverness, Florida.


Mystery Reading Group:
Psychological Suspense-
Thursday, May 17th, 6:30 p.m.
In suspense novels, the essential
question is not necessarily
whodunit, but rather, will they
catch the villain before (s)he
strikes again? Suspense novels
involving in-depth analysis of
character are sometimes
referred to as psychological
suspense. We'll be .reading in
this genre for the month of May.
Join us on May 17 with the
books) you've read this month.
Patrick Smith's Florida: A
Sense Of Place Saturday, May
19th, 11:00 a.m. Join us for a
viewing of Patrick Smith's film
Florida: A Sense of Place.
Travel with one of Florida's
favorite writers and storytellers
as he takes viewers off the
tourist path to a time that exists
today only in books. Learn
about the "Florida Cracker"
heritage upon which A Land
Remembered is based. Find out
how working in a migrant camp
led to his novel Angel City,
which helped change the lives
of migrant workers. Visit
Seminole Indians who have a
unique respect for nature. Enjoy
a trip though Florida in the
1930's, and gain a rare glimpse


into the mind of a writer who
preserves a Florida that once
was, but will never be again.

Micanopy Branch
Mother's Day Sunday, May
13th, 3:00 p.m. Personal
stories, books and poems about
Moms help celebrate one of
May's nicest days.

Newberry Branch
Community Story Nook: -
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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.
The Sounds Of The Harp:
Concert Medley Sunday, May
6th, 3:00 p.m. Enjoy the
calming effect of harp music.
Seasoned. pedal harpist, Barb
Kerkhoff, will perform a mix of
traditional, popular and
classical selections.


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David &
Fran Schafer
have the honor
of announcing
the marriage of .
their daughter,
Nancy Lee
Schafer to
Michael Adam
Meagher on
Saturday, June
9, 2007 at 7
p.m. at the
home of Michael's aunt and
uncle, Anne and Scott


JEWELL:
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disconnection, customers will only
have five days to pay their bills after
the due date to avoid costly fees and
disconnection of services.
Director of licensing and billing
for the City of High Springs Rita
Troiano said the new billing policy
will give customers experiencing
financial hardship more time to pay
their bills. Troiano mentioned she has
received periodic calls from customers
about extending the due date for utility
bills. She said the new guidelines will
make it less of a hardship for
customers on fixed incomes.
Troiano pointed out having the due
dates extended will make the utilities
department in High Springs more
customer friendly to residents and
businesses.


Special to Alachua County Today
The Santa Fe Student
Government was honored with
Gold Medallion Recognition at
the Florida Association of
Student Councils State
Convention held in Palm Beach
on April 20-22.
Student Government is a
leadership class in which
students meet every day to plan
and organize activities.
Students are selected by a
process of application, popular
vote and teacher
recommendation. SFHS
Student Government has been
recognized by the Florida
Association of Student Councils
as a Gold Medallion Council for
the past several years. To earn
this prestigious honor, the
council has to document a
minimum of 60 projects in the


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Florida


High Springs Commissioner Larry
Travis said the extended due dates will
greatly benefit the elderly segment of
High Springs residents. Travis
mentioned many residents don't
receive their social security checks
until the 10th of each month. He adds
changing the due dates for utility bills
give much needed time to those
residents who are struggling
financially.
"It's better to get more time," said
Travis.
The High Springs City
Commission is expected to vote on the
matter within the next month.
According to Troiano the new billing
measures could take place as early as
July.
# # #


"Sink Hole De Mayo" Saturday, May 5th,

High Springs Farmers Market


Wedding


Announcement


Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS If you think
about it, how many farmers markets
in Florida can claim their own sink
hole? Well, the High Springs
Farmers Market sets up around one
of the most pristine 'Old Florida'
parks and sink holes accessible to
the general public, in historic
downtown High Springs.
James Paul Park can be
accessed from North Main Street &
NW 2nd Avenue and City Hall at
110 NW 1st Avenue. The High
Springs Seaspnal Saturday Farmers
Market is open every Saturday
through June 30 from 11 a.m.
through 3 p.m. Downtown High
Springs also features great shops
and restaurants so you can browse
the shops or bring your blanket or
lawn chair to enjoy the concert with
a picnic lunch from a local


Drumm: Hopes investigation is completed next week


"The question is how valid are these
concerns?" said Drumm.
Even with possible questions regarding
the way the Fire Marshal's office has
conducted the investigation, Drumm said
the allegations against Jewell merit a closer
look by the City of High Springs.
"You have to take allegations seriously
from that office," said Drumm referring to
the State Fire Marshal.


Drumm said the City will do everything
possible to make the investigation a fair one,
for all parties involved.
"We want to look at everything fairly,"
said Drumm.
High Springs Mayor Tom DePeter said
the allegations against Jewell were
unexpected.
DePeter said he's looking forward to
getting the investigation complete and


getting the issue behind in High Springs.
Drumm is hopeful the investigation will
be completed by next week.
Jewell, who has been on leave of
absence since last month, did not return
several phone calls regarding the
allegations or the leave of absence.
# # #


St. Madeleine Catholic


Church to install pastor

Special to Alachua County Today
The Parish Pastoral Council of St. Madeleine
Catholic Church is proud to announce the
visitation of Bishop Victor Galeone to the 11:30
a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 3, 2007 where the Rev.
Sebastian K. George, CMI, will be installed as
pastor. Rev. George also serves the San Juan
Catholic Mission in Branford.
Prior to arriving at St. Madeleine, Father
Sebastian served for nine years at St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton Catholic Church in Palm Coast, Florida
as Parochial Vicar.
St. Madeleine Catholic Church is located at
17155 NW Highway 441, High Springs. The
parish currently has 399 members and sponsors
many community activities. Visitors are welcome.
# # #


Janeiro, Brazil and is a visiting
scholar in Ecology. Other members
include Lucas Fortini, vocals and
guitar. Lucas is also from Rio de
Janeiro and grew up playing bossa
nova. He is a Ph.D. student in
Forestry. Ana Moon, vocals, is
originally from Rondonia, Brazil,
and grew up in Curitiba, Brazil and
Florida. She is studying oboe and
Food and Resource Economics.
Jason Davis, bass and guitar, is from
Massachusetts and has studied jazz,


classical, and Brazilian music. He is
studying Ecology at UF.
The High Springs Farmers
Market is also open year round
every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6
p.m. The market features locally
produced fresh fruits and
vegetables, plants, trees, shrubs,
flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods
and many other agricultural
products, and is produced by thf
City of High Springs.
# # #


restaurant.
This Saturday's (May 5)
seasonal market celebrates its sink
hole with a slight play on terms.
"Sink Hole de Mayo" is a
celebration of what can happen
when nature and culture mix. While
local growers and other vendors will
be set up around the sink, a musical
cultural experience will be set up
inside the sink with the first-time
appearance of Vera Cruz. The
group's name comes from a famous
song by Milton Nascimento and
also the original name for the
country of Brazil. They will
perform a mix of bossa nova,
samba, and MPB, which is
Brazilian popular music.
The band is comprised of
University of Florida students,
including Pedro Costantino on
percussion who is from Rio de


Photo special to Alachua County Today


areas of community service,
school spirit, faculty and staff
relations, citizenship


development,
concerns, fund
and safety,


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raising, health
membership


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C(fhaimIbe- of ComliCterce

Membership Meeting Congratulations to this month's
Tuesday, May 8th from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Business Spotlight Winner:
High Springs Civic Center
Special Thanks to our Meeting Sponsors:
Campus USA Credit Union Horizon Realty!
Regina's Fine Jewelry


Many thanks to all of our
volunteers, sponsors and
participants in Pioneer Days!
We could not have done it
without you!


Welcome New Members!

First Baptist Church
Windstream Communications, Inc.


116 members and counting...


motivation and leadership
skills.
Student Government is also
responsible for a variety of
daily and weekly activities such
as the school calendar and
marquee.


UTILITY BILLS: Travis: Elderly will benefit
Continued from page A
from extended due dates


Santa Fe High School brings home the gold

Student government honored with Gold Medallion Recognition


FUNDRAISER FOR EARL GARDNER, III
On Thursday April 5th, Earl Gardner, (II. 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.

Your prayers and support are needed by the family. In order to
assist Earl's family, SunState Federal Credit Union in Alachua
has established an account for donations named the EARL
GARDNER, III BURN FUND.

Please contact SunState Federal Credit Union or Joe DiVito by
telephone at 352-318-3097 or by e-mail at whizzo@ufl.edu for
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Raiford Asbury (R.A.)
Davis
Raiford Asbury (R.A.) Davis
peacefully went to be with the
Lord from the E.T. York Hospice
Care Center on Thursday, April
26, 2007. He was 93.
R.A. was a retired plumbing
and electrical contractor. His
greatest joy in life was giving to
others. He will fondly be
remembered by his family and
friends as Papa and for his loving
.and unselfish disposition.
Mr. Davis was preceded in
death by his wife of 62 years,
Louise Witt Davis and his son
Ray Dell Davis.
Survivors include Inls son :and
wife, Dean and Elaine Davis of
High Springs.: da.uhter and
husband, Joan and Tonunm Imnler
of Sant Fe. a sister. Helen
Mood, of Palm Coast. Florida:
grandchildren. Julie Da\ is.
Kexin and Lisa Da is,. rac'.
Da\ is. Con and Christen Imler.
Brandon inler and Ste\en
Holton: gieat grandchildren.
Marle:, lMonitno. Cai Clark.
Jessica Clark. Nlikay la Spear and
Abb' Da\is: and caregi er.
\illi e Ma Odomi.
Gra\ side sere ices \ Ill be 1
a m Saturda.. lMa\ 5. 2'i.17 at
-igh Springs Cemetern v.ith
Re. Mike Lee officiating
Burial \\ill be in theF High
Springs Cemeter un.ider the
direction of FEans-Caner
FLunral Hlonme. High Splings
In lieu of flo%\ers,. the family
requests nmeniorial contributions
be made to St Johnls Methodist
Church. P.O. Bo\ 19-16.
Alachua. Florida 32615.

Ronald Wayne Gravely
Ronald \\a, ne Gra\els of
Trenton. Flonrida died Tuesda\.
April 24. 201)" at hi., residence.
Fie %\ as 6N
He o a.s a 1065 graduate of
Gaines \ille High School and
\as a Na\ \'ieinaln \Veteran
He worked d as an electrician for
the Urii.ersitr of Florida. He
was a deeply in\ol\ed member
of the American Legion Post
149. Past Commander of Post
91, cLirrent Vice Commander ot
the Fourth District. advocate of
the POW and NllA program.
Chairman of Americanisnm tfr a
number of years, creator and
editor of the LegiorL\ircs
Ne\% letter
Also. he \a.s an nuslructor for
the F\VC hunter education
program and member of the
Sons of the American Legion


Q: What are the names of
the bones in the mouth?
A: There are five principal
bones in the mouth. The
lower jawbone, which is a
single bone, is called the
mandible. The two bones that
form the upper jaw are the
maxilla and the two bones that
form the roof of the mouth,
the palate, are the palatal
bones. The mandible is the
densest and strongest bone in
the human skull. When your
mouth opens and closes, only
the mandible moves. The two
bones of the upper jaw extend
upward from the teeth to the
bases of the cheek and nose
bones.


and the NRA.
Survivors include his wife,
Rebecca D. Gravely; daughters,
Christina Gravely White and
Isabel Gravely; step daughter,
Lori LaCourse; eight
grandchildren; three great
grandchildren; two brothers,
Donald Cayce and Charles
Cayce; and a sister, Anne
Redman.
A Memorial Service will be
held at Priscilla Baptist Church,
5509 SW CR 232, Bell, Florida,
on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at
10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests contributions in his
nam e be made to the ".American
Legion Post 149," P.O. Box 1,
Ne-\\beirr, Floiida 32669.
Arrangements by Milam
Funeral and Cremation Services,
Newberry.,

Tammy Alligood O'Steen
anmmsi .Allhiood O'Steen.
lifetime resident of \orthiri-ton
Springs. died Wednesda,. April
25. 2t.0"r. She v, as 3 .
lammn,. \as the Pastor's
Wife. A\\ANA Leader and
member of ardis Baptist
Church. She %as a 1QS'
graduate of Sant-, Fe I-igh
School and a graduate of Santa
Fe Comrnmunit,\ College as a
dental assistant
Tanren is sntr\i\ed b\ her
husband. Re\ Paul C)'Steen of
\Vorthington Springs: her
daughters. Jessica a.nd Ashley
O'Steen of \onthmingon Springs.
her parents. Jerrn and Terr.
Alligood: paternal grandmother.
lMaijorie Allgood: one brother.
Tr:.\ Alligood: and one sister.
Sandra Jones. all ofAlachua: and
nman\ nieces and nephe\ s
Funeral Ser ices 'ere
conducted at 1 a.m. on MNonda\.
April 30. 21.117 at Ne\ Oak
Gro\e Baptist Church ,.ith Re%
Paul O'Steen and Re\. Eddie
Bl.lock officiating. Interment
follo\\ed in Ne~\ Oak (Gro\e
Celneter
Visitation sith the fanil\
\\as on Sunday. April 29. 20.117
from 4-6 p.m. ai Sardis Baptist
Church. \oithingtori Sprngs.
In lieu of flmoers, the family\
reque-ls that memorial donations
be made to the Building Fund of
Sardis Baptist Church. P.O. Bo\
60. \Vorthington Springs. Florida
3269-
E\ans.-Carler Funeral Home.
High Springs, had charge of all
OananRgeSmen n
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Ideally, the arches of the
maxilla and mandible should
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because of genetics, they
don't. This can result in
malocclusion, which means a
bit that doesn't fit properly.
The palatal bones, like other
bones of the cranium, are
joined together by a thin strip
of connective tissue called a
suture. During infancy and
childhood, the suture is
flexible and stretches easily.
It becomes stronger and more
rigid in adolescence. This
progression is an important
consideration in orthodontic
treatment.


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mWomen of Divine Purpose
Conference will be held May 3
through May 5 at the Miracle
Word of Faith Ministries, Inc.
located at 3809 A E. University
Avenue, Gainesville. Pastors
Dr. Donald L. Kelly .and Dr.
Prophetess Q.E. Horne-Kelly.
On May 3, Thursday night, the
guest speaker will be Prophetess
Betty White Oliver. May 4, the
speaker will be Evangelist
Adrienne Williams. Services
nightly at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, May 5 a
workshop will be held at the
Welcome Inn on Williston Road
off of the Gainesville Williston
exit at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
facilitator is Dr. Pastor Emma
McDuffie of Tabernacle of Faith
Ministries, Inc. of Howey in the
Hills, Florida.
Everyone is invited to attend
the workshop. Fee for materials
and lunch is $15. For more
information, contact 352-379-
4888 or Min. Carolyn S.
Robinson at 352-284-6006.
mSt. Madeleine Catholic
Church Spring Flea Market


OBITUARIES from previous page

Van Eva Reed Sheppard
Mrs. Van Eva Reed Sheppard
died Sunday, April 29, 2007. She,
was 66.
She was bom to the late Alex
and Van Eva Witcher Reed. She
attended public schools in Columbia
County and was a graduate of
Richardson High School Class of
1961.
Mrs. Sheppard was a member of
Bethlehem United Methodist
Church.
Survivors include her husband
of 43 years, James Sheppard, Sr. of
Fort WNuite; one daughter, Regina


will be held Saturday, May 12,
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over 60
vendor spaces are available.
Call the church office for a
vendor application at 386-454-
2358. Live plants, handmade
gifts and much more for
Mother's Day! The church is
located at 17155 NW US Hwy
441, High Springs.
EHope Community Baptist
Church in Alachua is having a
Gospel sing featuring "The
Yeomans" on May 12 at 7 p.m.
Come expecting a blessing.
Refreshments will follow in the
Fellowship Hall. For more
information or directions, call
386-496-2851 before 4 p.m. the
afternoon of the concert.
EThe Landmark Holy Temple
of God, 1220 NE 23rd Avenue,
Gainesville extends a special
invitation to attend the pastor's
54th Anniversary on Sunday,
May 6 Sunday, May 13.
Sunday, May 6 6 p.m. -
Apostle Dr. R. G. Williams, Sr.
and congregation of World
Wide Christian Ministries
Miracle Deliverance Hawthorne


(James) Reed of Fort lilite. three
sons, James (Renita) Sheppard, Brad
(Lyndsay) Sheppard, both of Fort
White and Michael Jackson of
Jacksonville; five grandchildren.
Briana, Tyler, Deonte, Tia and
DeShawn; one great grandchild,
Jalen; stepmother, Fannie McKinley
Reed; nine sisters, Mary Lindsey.
Frankie Pate. Connie Clark Reed,
NMeohxt (Howard) Mathis, Juanita
(Terrence) Riley, Mary Ann
(Sylvester) Holley, Jacqueline
(Gerald) Bailey, Pat Reed, all of
Lake City, and Janice Dubles of
Athens, Georgia. si\ brothers. Henry
Witcher of St Petersburg, Dennis
Reed, Tony Reed, Bruce Reed and


Monday, May 7 7:30 p.m. -
Pastor Ricky Williams and
congregation of Word of Faith
Deliverance Center Archer
Tuesday, May 8 7:30 p.m. -
Superintendent Fred Clemmons
and Congregation of New Life
COGIC Citra
Wednesday, May 9 7:30
p.m. Elder Percy Days and
congregation of Fountain of
Life COGIC Gainesville and
Elder Arthur Rouse and
congregation of St. David's
House of Prayer Gainesville
Thursday, May 10 7:30
p.m. Bishop Sam Bannister
and congregation of Antioch
Holiness Church
Gainesville and Bishop Willie
Courtney and Congregation of
Higher Anointing Harvest
Center Archer
Friday, May 11 7:30 p.m. -
Elder Henry Smart and
congregation of St. John
Holiness Church Live Oak, FL,
Pastor Marcia J. Mobley and
congregation of Heaven Bound
Outreach Ministries Lacrosse
and Superintendent Aaron
Young Sr. and Congregation of

limoth\ IM larlisaR Reed. all of Lake
CitA and Hubert Hightower ot
Blakel. (-ieoglia
Funeral Serxices \ill be held
Saturday, Maa\ 5. 20017 at 11 am. at
Bethlehenm United Methodist
Church. Ret. Clarence DeSue.
Pastor
Visitation \ill be Fridal. Nla, -4.
2Lt07 at A Jerome Brown Funeral
Home from 6-8 p.m.
.rrnngemenLs entrusted to A.
Jerome Brown Funeral Home.
Obituaries: The obituaries in
this section are considered ne\\s
and are published free of charge
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Victory Temple COGIC
Gainesville
Saturday, May 12 7:30
p.m. Elder Archie Williams
.and congregation of World
Wide Ministries Tallahassee, FL
and Pastor Gladys Days and
congregation of New Abundant
Life Outreach Ministries
Williston
Sunday, May 13th 11:30
a.m. Pastor Leroy Thomas and
congregation of Freedom
Outreach Help Center
Dunnellon, FL and Elder Willie
Lee Thomas of The Miracle
House of God
For more information, call
352 281 -2577
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10-15. June 10, 5-8 p.m.
starting with a sports fun time
followed by hamburgers and
hotdogs and then worship rally
and classes. June 11-15, 6:30-
8:30 p.m. There will be classes
for 3-year-olds to adults and all
are welcome. Antioch Baptist
Church is located at 3612 NW
177 Avenue, which is north of
Gainesville off SR 121 and just
south of LaCrosse. For more
information, call 386-462-5482
or 386-462-2768.
*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
mHare Krishna Temple Free
feast every Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Temple is located three
miles north of Alachua on State
Road 235.


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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

Mj ychr/s'tcentra .com
386-462-2264

C LST "C NTRAL.. .
iiNIS STRIE S
"Building Life Togethwer
Temporary Location '
Located at 1.4200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua (in the old Post Office)
Service Times:
Sunday 9:00-10: 15am


.. 10:30 11:00am
ife Groups
meet at various times during the week.
Wednesday
Student Ministry 7:13pm


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


~l baintts nanitcan CQurtb
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 L.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.

Cbristian ife Fellowsip
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 am.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday: YSB 7 p.m.
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 ( Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Bible Classes forAllAges 9:30a.m. F A N c U c Youth Service Wed. 7-30 p.m.
Worship 10:30 am. S r Pastors: Edwin Angela Anderson
Evening Worship 6 p.m. tin gSenir or in n n n
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m. Im1P" (in oVf 386-454-1563
highspringscofc@alltel.net with t, heWord," www.impactfamilychurch.com
Minister: Wayne Rodgers (386)454-2930 GOdS 167 10i NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua


New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am.,
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 NW 262 Avenue

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
s (352) 14-7047


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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 a.m.-st, 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
S (386) 454-9812


North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386) 462-3317 edwin3441@cox.net
Rev. EdwinA. Gardner, Pastor
Sun. Breakfast 9:30 am.; Sun. School 9:45 a.m.;
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 p.m.; Weds. Bible Study 7 p.m.
Your searchfor friendly church has ended

St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
.5 & Helping Hands.
Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1/4 mile north
of NW CR 236 in Alachua
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT 386-462-8454
Pastor Mi Lee


Calvary Baptist Church
Independent
Hwy 441 1-1/2 miles South ofAlachua
Sunday 10 am., 11 am. & 6 p.m.'
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Verse by Verse Preaching
Traditional Christian Music
Pastor Marty Basinger (386) 462-2966

Corinth Baptist Church
5577 NW 290 Street, Newberry
Pastor Hemy M. Rodgers
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510
Sunday: Sunday School 10 am., Morning
Worship 11a.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.

First Presbyterian
Church
of Alachua
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
(386) 462-1549
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10 a.m. Nursery provided.
www.firstpresalachua.org


Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Crhuar in Western Alachua County
Pastor Ty Keys
22405 W.Newberry Road in
Milam Funeral Home's Chapel
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by Lifting Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

Legacy baptist Church
'(,nd i. Services at The Alachua Women's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
( iiln.I .. idJ.; School 9:30 am
(Church Service 10:30 am
[ jrn,I Bible Study 6:30 pm
Pastor John Jcmigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistch urchl.org


R I I Assembly of God
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua
www. riveroflifeassembly.org


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


CHRIST'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
... seeking the Lord as He
wills to be found ...
323 S.W. County Road 778
High Springs, Florida 32643
(386) 454-1845
www.anglican-fellowship.org
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 a.m.

Cornerstone ,
Baptist Church U
Wednesday Church 7-8 p.m.
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Church 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sunday Discipleship 5 p.m.
Sunday Church 6-7 p.m.
Pastor: Marc Pargo (386) 497-3106
Meet at Ft. White Community Center

FrsttPrsbyterianChurch
S of High Springs
202 N. Main Street
(386) 454-1037
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship Service at 11 a.m.
Pastor: Glen Busby
www.fpchighsprings.org

Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Consciousness (ISKCON)
Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Sunday Services 3:15-7 p.m.: Lecture,
meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
feast. Open to the public. (386)462-2017

Living Hope in Christ
Outreach Ministries
1120 S. Main Street, High Springs
Located on Hwy 27 across from Tunblemania
Tues.: Bible Study 7 p.m.;
Tues.: Prayer Meeting 8 p.m.;
Sun.: Hour of Power 9 a.m., Sunday
School 10 a.m., Services 11 a.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays Evening Services 4 p.m.
Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr. (386) 454-4169

Services
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday:
Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services.
Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


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
S (386)454-2358


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A6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 03, 2007


High Springs resident says Waste Pro drivers are unsafe


By DAN REID
Today Reporter


HIGH SPRINGS High
Springs resident Mike Davis
says he's afraid to wake up one


morning and read in a
newspaper that a child was
injured or even killed in his
neighborhood due to what he
says is careless driving by


employees of the company
contracted by the city for waste
collection and recycling.
Davis said he's expressing
his concerns over the driving


practices of Waste Pro drivers
because he claims over a month
ago he saw the company's
waste truck not obeying the
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after Hurricane Katrina


According to the company's
web site, along with SCP-1, St.
Charles has produced another
compound ready for initial
studies, SCP-123.
"We're very interested in all
aspects of pain research, in
particular acute and chronic
pain, and assessing the efficacy
of current pain medication like
acetaminophen," Millington
said.
Millington said the pain
models St. Charles is currently
working with works by
assessing the behavioral
response of animals when acute
pain is induced.
"We're interested in
developing what will
eventually be a prescription-
type drug for alleviating pain-
something stronger than what
is available over-the-counter,"
she said.
Millington also mentioned
that St. Charles is interested in
pursuing future work on drug
compounds that deal with
traumatic brain injury and


similar issues such as strokes
and ischemia.
Millington said St. Charles
is a small company originally
based out of New Orleans,
where it maintains some
administrative offices. She
said the majority of the
company's investors are based
in New Orleans, though most
of its research funding comes
through grants.
According to the company's
web site, St. Charles was
established 10 years ago in a
biotechnology incubator in the
Neuroscience Center at the
Louisiana State University
Health Sciences Center in New
Orleans.
Following Hurricane
Katrina in 2005, St. Charles'
laboratory relocated to the
University of Florida's Sid
Martin Biotechnology
Development Incubator in the
Progress Corporate Park of
Alachua and has developed a
working relationship with UF.
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corners, and not coming to
complete stops at stop signs.
The northwest High Springs
resident said there's no reason
for drivers to come through the
neighborhood in a careless
fashion.
"There is no excuse for
these guys to go through the
neighborhood like this," said
Davis.
Davis said his main concern
is the safety of children who are
waiting for their morning
school bus. He said he has a
son in high school that waits at
a bus stop every morning. With
the end of the school year
approaching Davis said more
children will be playing in the
area and that the safety of the
children should be a priority.
"I have serious concerns
once school is out. Safety on
the streets has to be a number
one priority," said Davis.
Waste Pro Division
Manager Jeff Payne said the
company makes safety a top
priority among its drivers and


employees. He said that every
Wednesday morning drivers
discuss topics at a safety
meeting the company conducts.
Payne said Waste Pro compiles
volumes of safety training
documentation about their
drivers and employees.
"Their safety is at the utmost
importance to us," said Payne.
Payne said customer
satisfaction is important to
Waste Pro and that its
employees are held to a high
standard of accountability.
"We demand nothing but the
best from our employees," said
Payne.
Payne realizes Davis'
concerns, but said the waste
collection business is one where
a crew has to be efficient and
quick while at the same time
having a safety first mindset.
"I'm here to see they are
safe," said Payne.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 03, 2007 A7


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
Chuck Clemons has been
named as Santa Fe Community
College's new Vice President for
Development. Clemons
currently serves as the State
Director of the United States
Department of
Agriculture Rural
Development for
Florida and the
Virgin Islands.
Clemons was
appointed to the .
Federal position by -A
President George
W. Bush in July
2001. Clemons
succeeds W.
Harvey Sharron, Jr.
as the college's
chief fundraiser.
"The college emons
is delighted to
have a professional of Mr.
Clemons' caliber to build upon
the successes we have had in
generating external support,"


Costs will be key consideration in hiring new City Attorney


legal issue. Meanwhile, Pendland said if
the city attorney is not part of the city staff,
it may be hard to get into contact with the
attorney.
Pendland, who has been serving as city
attorney for 21 years, said he has seen many
changes in High Springs since starting two
decades ago. He said the position is more
Challenging than it was in the 1980s
because of the many issues High Springs is
currently facing such as rapid growth.
Pendland adds that whoever is hired will
have a good opportunity to lead High
Springs into the next decade because of the
importance of the position.
High Springs City Commissioner Kirk
Eppenstein said if High Springs contracted
with a particular law firm there could be
lawyers who could handle a wide array of
legal issues for the city. Eppenstein is
hopeful the city can look into the possibility
of hiring an attorney from an outside
source.
"There's some definite benefit to
explore an outside source," said
Eppenstein.


High Springs City Manager Jim Drumm
said Pendland filled the needs of High
Springs for many years including duties
that didn't pertain to legal issues. Drumm
said if the attorney is hired specifically for
legal issues it wouldn't be necessary to hire
that person as a staff employee.
"If we. focus only on legal duties, we
wouldn't need somebody full time," said
Drumm.
According to Drumm, Pendland makes
$75,458 a year including benefits. Drumm
said the city is researching what the costs
would be if an attorney were hired on a
contracted basis, noting that some
contracted attorneys make $30,000 a year,
while others make as much as $120,000 a
year.
Drumm said the yearly costs of
contracting with an attorney depend on the
level of work assigned. He mentioned if
there is not much work assigned the cost
will remain low, while a high volume of
work and cases would be very costly to the
city, and more expensive than having an
attorney on staff.


High Springs Commissioner Larry
Travis said the city needs to look at both
options. Travis said High Springs needs to
hire an attorney who would have the most
value to its citizens.
"We have to do what's best for our
citizens," said Travis.
Regardless of the hiring process High
Springs employs, city officials say the next
city attorney must have skills in various
legal disciplines.
Drumm is hopeful the attorney will be
hired by late July or mid August. When
asked how the position will be filled once
Pendland retires, Drumm said the role
would be filled on an interim basis by an
outside attorney. Drumm indicated the
interim city attorney would not be
considered for the permanent position.
Pendland has stated on numerous
occasions that he is willing to continue as
City Attorney beyond June if High Springs
still wants his services.
# # #


said SFCC President Jackson
Sasser. "Santa Fe has achieved
national stature in significant
part because of that support, and
this responsibility is in good
hands because of Mr. Clemons'
integrity and experience in
financial planning, local roots
and appreciation
for the community
college mission."
At USDA
R u r a 1
.j.. Development,
Clemons heads a
staff of 129 in 16
-, offices with $2
"- billion in assets.
His organization
.j serves rural
development
through financial
Sand technical
assistance and
housing, business,
cooperatives, utilities and
facilities programs. Clemons
has long been a supporter of
strong rural economies and his
leadership role on rural issues


has had a significant impact on
communities throughout Florida.
His efforts include working to
help build economically
diversified rural communities
with safe and affordable
housing, water and sewer
infrastructure, and community
facilities necessary for rural
families and businesses to thrive.
Clemons is a fourth
generation Floridian who spent
his formative years in North
Central Florida on the family's
chicken farm near High Springs.
Clemons graduated from Santa
Fe High School in Alachua,
Lake City Community College,
and received a BS degree in
Advertising from the University
of Florida, College of
Journalism and
Communications. He is a
Chartered Financial Consultant
with over 25 years experience in
the Insurance and Financial
Services Profession.
"I am a product of the
community college system and
firm believer in the opportunities


it presents to students from all
backgrounds," Clemons said, "I
see this position at Santa Fe as a
once in a lifetime opportunity."
Clemons is a former chair of
the Alachua County
Commission, past chair of the
Metropolitan Transportation and
Planning Organization and
member of the North Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council.
Clemons is active in
community service, having
served as chair of the North'
Central Florida Red Cross, past
president of the Kiwanis Club of
University City and the Kiwanis
Club Foundation, and as
member of the board of the
Gainesville Area Chamber of
Commerce.
"I hope to add value to the
college, enhance relationships
and raise the necessary capital
necessary to support our
students, the faculty and the
college," Clemons said.
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Hope in a hopeless culture


T he average person hates
philosophy.
Drop the names Plato, Socrates,
or Kant at your next dinner
conversation and odds are a lot of
eyes will glaze over.
What the average person
doesn't know is that philosophy
controls a great deal of how we all
think, often without our realizing
it, because it shapes our culture,
which in turn shapes our thoughts.


Even if you think
philosophy is
boring,, chances are
you are concerned
about the increasing
violence in our
society, or the
gradual dissolution
of families, or the
materialism that
smacks us in the
face whenever it
seems we take a
breath, or the over
saturation of sex, or
our younger
generations' need


for immediate self-gratification, or
the wars being fought around the
world.
If any aspect of society
concerns you, then you need to
understand how philosophy
influences it and influences us.
Sometime during the 1600-
1700s, during the height of the
Scientific Revolution and the
beginnings of. the Industrial
Revolution in Europe,
philosophers developed extreme
confidence in our ability to reason
as a result of our practical
achievements.
Philosophers during this period
in time, the beginning of the
modern era called the
Enlightenment, began to
popularize ideas that put our
ability to reason on a pedestal. The
progress man had made created a
sense of optimism that, through
reason, we as a race would
eventually be able to meet any
challenge we faced:
As time marched on, however,
events in history triggered violent
and opposing reactions to our faith
in reason. In recent history alone,
two world wars, a holocaust, the
Cold War, Vietnam, and Watergate
among many other events led new
generations of philosophers to
become critical of our ability to
reason, considering the effects it
had wrought. Optimism faded fast
and hard in the face of the death
and suffering of untold millions of
I people and the failure of countless
institutions and was replaced with


a deep and depressed pessimism.
We currently live in a
postmodern era in which popular
culture no longer trusts authority in
any form, as intellectual authority
in the name of reason and
organizational authority in the
forms of governments, businesses,
and other institutions have played
important parts in contributing to
the suffering of many people.
The postmodern solution to
avoid repeating the sins of the past
I is to assume that the
only alternative to
rationality is to
embrace subjectivism.
Subjectivism believes
that there are no
S absolutes, that what is
i true for me isn't
necessarily true for
S you. Essentially, truth
Becomes purely
4 pragmatic.


But is this
subjective postmodern
culture in which we
live an improvement


on the ashes of modernism that
have been left behind? In some
ways, yes, because we have
become largely more
understanding of the differences
that exist between genders,
cultures, languages, and other
social and historical marks of
distinction.
In many ways, however, our
society is worse for lacking
absolutes. If each individual is
responsible for defining what love
is, no wonder divorce rates
continually increase. If morals are
in the eye of the beholder, no
wonder the behavior of our youth
is becoming increasingly worse
and consequently increasing the
rapidity of the decline of. our
educational system and the
overcrowding of our prisons. If
truth is treated as what's
pragmatic, no wonder we are
obsessed with instant gratification
and being entertained.
Having gone from one extreme
to the other, our culture needs to
find a middle ground between the
beliefs of the modern and
postmodern eras. Perhaps the
solution lies somewhere outside
the emphasis both eras place on the
importance of the individual and
lies rather within community.
Hope is found again and
rekindled when we gather in
community. Our past problems
have sprung from accentuating the
importance of the individual, yet
the truest utopian moments of
human history have occurred


within healthy communities.
A prime example of both
success and failure at community
is the Christian Church. At its
beginning, the church was a true
community in which tradition tells
us all members shared their
possessions, looking out for one
another and following the same
teaching, that of Jesus.
Eventually, this community
was undone by its own success as
it became institutionalized by the
Roman government, then
politicized and corrupted by power
following the fall of the Roman
Empire. Reformation has slowly
led to improved practices over the
last 500 years until today, when
interestingly a movement is
growing among younger
generations in the Christian
Church to regain the community
that existed at its beginning.
This "emerging church" is in
many ways becoming
deinstitutionalized, yet it hangs on
the truth of tradition that has been
passed down for over 2,000 years
from the teachings of Jesus and his
disciples. The emerging church
embraces the truth of Jesus'
teachings and tries to learn from
the good accomplished by the
church over its rocky history as
well as from the bad, so as not to
repeat the same mistakes.
This movement can serve as a
model for all of us. Our search for
truth, meaning, and solutions to
society's many ills does not occur
in a vacuum and, if healthy, should
not occur alone. We need
community, though common sense
needs to play a part in determining
which communities we join.
I am a firm believer that if we
want to guide our future as a
society, we have to understand our
past. Becoming conscious about
the philosophies that preceded us
and the ones that currently under
gird us helps us not only prevent
the repeat of past mistakes but also
attempt to be influenced as little as
possible by outside forces we may
not otherwise see manipulating our
thoughts.
Such philosophical knowledge,
even if you think it is boring, will
help you live in our culture without
being a slave to it.
Via Sacra is a new emerging
Christian community beginning
tomorrow, meeting at 6:30 pm at
the building of First United
Methodist Church of High Springs
off of U.S. Highway 441 for
anyone interested.
S# # #


Violence in sports should not be
tolerated
hM child recently started participating
in the Cit\ of High Springs soccer league
on the "eight and under team. Last
Thursday night at practice I \witnessed the
assistant coach ignore the \ rr,
uLri.,ptl'imanl'ike beh.a ioi of .a young team
nlember only to beiate the parent of the
team member \. ho \ as attacked jlut
because he demanded the assistant coach
reprimand this beha\ ior and set a positive
example for the rest of the team
A.s pal cents. it is our dut to protect our
children from these situations and I arn
appalled that the assistant coach would d
call the police to hate the parent of the
attacked team inember removed from the
field \\hen the other child showed no
remnoise for her unsportsmanlike beha\ ior
nor did hei patents ackno. ledge the fact
that her actions were inappropriate and
unacceptable What are \ie teaching our
children? Is this t pe of unsportsmanlike
behavior acceptable if the\ can \in the
game?
In Inm opinion, that is the message this
assistaSt coach is sending to oui children
and I "\ill not .stand foi it TIhe teaun
member ma. be one of the better players
on the team but I would rather lo.e games
than ha'e my child think it is oka\ to hurt
another child to gain advantage Soccer is
an intense sport, but remember it's only a
game.
"Sportsmanship expresses an
aspnation or ethos th thtthie acti\ it\ w'\ill be
enjoyed for its o\wn sake. \'ith proper
consideration for fairness, ethics. respect.
and a sense of fellowship\ with one's
competitors" (Vtkipedia 2i006..
ThIlisI; the concept of responsible pla.\
that children need to be learning and
ultimately, the responsibility of good
sport maniship and good beha ior falls on
tile coaches and parents of the children
play ing the game It has become a sad day
when a coach would forsake this and
encourage such poor behalf ioi. A coach is
supposed to be someone who is in\ o ed
in the direction and instruction of the on-
field operations of an athletic team -
including good sportsnianship'
After the tragic events at the campus of
Virginia Tech it is imperati\ e that we take
a stand against this extreme behavior no
matter the circumsntances and start being
positive role models for our children. I
ha\ e made se\ eral anemipts to contact the
Parks 'and Recreation Department leaving
messages with no response received. Last
night at practice the Director of Parks and
Recreation visited the field and spoke with
one of the coaches.
The coach admitted that the girl was
too aggressive and often violent but after
all she was only a child so kids will be
kids. The coach emphasized how loud
and rude the father was but can you blame
him for wanting action to be taken so this
type of behavior would not continue? I
could not believe my ears! After the
Director was finished speaking with the
coach I asked him what was going to be
done about this situation and he told me
that soccer was an aggressive sport and
that he could not be called out to the field
every time a child was knocked down.
I explained that I knew soccer is
aggressive but the line must be drawn


when aggres.i\enesi turns to violence .
e.pecialkl on a repeated basis. At this
point the mother of the child kicked down
approached the Director who requested
that all the coaches be called o\er so it
could be expressed that violencee \would
not be tolerated The coaches, mother of
the offending child. and the offending
child came ou er and instead of expressing
that violencee would not be tolerated the
Director w~ent onto sa\ that ift our child is
hurt on the field intentionally b\ another
child that \ou must not come onto the
field but father remain seated and call
\our child off the field for the rest of pla\
and talk to the coach after practice
If the manei is not resol ed then please
call the Director and he will reiisit the
issue at that point but since this child had
not been serious. injured that the real
problem w as in fact the father entering the
field of pla;. Thi- father has no\w been
asked not to return to practice by the
mother ot the offending child and the
Director feels that this i, the resolution to
the problem!
So wvlhat happens to the child \who is
being malicious the originating
problem'
Nothing!
Wh\'`
Because parents should not enter the
field of pla. no matter \what. The
offending child does not get reprimanded
for her behavior so the message she is
getting is that it is oka\ to hurt kids \hen
she \ants and the\ \ ill ha\ e to sit out. not
her'
\e tlr to express to the Director that it
is our right a.s parents to protect our
children -\hen the coaches \\ill not and
that the real issue is that i olence should
not be tolerated a aan.\ leel! His response
to us is that if \we do not like hoi he runs
his Parks and Recreation Department than
%\e ha\e the option to lea\e and play at
another cit\ league'
So. in the end. we are run out of the
cit', league because \'e hav e standards and
st high expectations ot moral conduct for
our children \while the \ olence continues
in High Springs because someonee did not
get hurt enough and a concerned parent
entered the field to demand this child be
removed from play and talked to about her
hcha\ io This should raise some red
flags!
If the Director of the Parks and
Recreation Depai tment will not
discourage violent behavior than \\ho
will?
Tricia Lutman
Fort White






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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS MOST WANTED THURSDAY, MAY 03, 2007 A"


POLICE REPORTS


Alachua Police Department
The following information was
provided by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective Danry






Officers had reports of a female
calling 911 stating that she was
being chased around a church
by a man. The female caller
later identified as 18-year-old
Charlesa Hunt of Alachua,
was contacted by officers as she
finally gave her name to the


dispatcher. Hunt stated that
there was no problem and she
was not being chased as she had
originally reported. Hunt was






needed police she wanted them
to come quickly. Hunt was
arrested for making false reports
to law enforcement.
Warrant Arrest
mOn April 29, 2007 at 2:03 p.m.,
officers made contact with 31-
year-old Henry Coleman. A


computer check revealed that
Coleman had an outstanding
warrant for Violation of
Probation for possession of drug
---phemalia, out of Alachua
nty. Coleman was taken
custody. No Bond.
-cotics Arrest
April 25, 2007 at 11 p.m.,
cers made contact with 45-
r-old Frank Gunter,
pursuant to a traffic stop at NW
150 Avenue and NW 133
Terrace. A consensual search of
Gunter's vehicle was
completed. Officers located
10.5 grams of powder and crack
cocaine in the interior
compartment of the vehicle.


Gunter was placed under arrest
for possession of cocaine.
High Springs Police
Department
Toda, Staff Report
*On April 20, 2007 at 7 p.m.,
High Springs police arrested 36-
year-old Stuart Terry of 22983
NW 180th Place on a warrant of
fraud.
*OnApril 24,2007 at 5:52 p.m.,
High Springs police conducted
a routine traffic stop at the 300
block of North Main Street of a
vehicle driven by 44-year-old
Helen Blanton of 3406 NW
245th Terrace in Newberry. It
was discovered during the
traffic stop that a warrant was
out on Blanton out of Alachua
County on a nonmoving traffic
violation. Blanton was


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Crime Stoppers Most


Bullying is a nationwide
problem. High profile incidents like
Columbine and Virginia Tech
painfully illustrate the long term
effects of bullying.
Studies show that over 74-
percent of eight to 11-year-olds say
bullying happens in their school. Yet
many parents disregard bullying as
simply a rite of passage. The stark
truth though is that some 160,000
children miss school because they


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are afraid of being bullied.
What is bullying? Fighting,
threatening, name calling, teasing,
excluding someone repeatedly over
time, an imbalance ofpower, size or
popularity and physical, social and
emotional harm are all facets of this
growing problem.
Kids who are the victims of
bullies are more likely to do poorly
in school, have low self-esteem,
suffer from depression and/or turn to
violent behavior to take revenge on


their tormentors. Bullies themselves
are more likely to do poorly in
school, consume drugs and alcohol,
smoke, and commit more crimes in
the future.
Parents can get involved to
prevent this destructive behavior.
Teach kids to solve problems
without violence. Give kids positive
feedback to help build their self-
esteem and give them self-
confidence. Take bullying seriously.
If you see any bullying, stop it


immediately by working with
teachers, counselors, or other
caregivers. Do not confront the
parents of the bully directly.
Encourage your child to help others
who need it. Support bully
prevention programs in your child's
school. Ifyour child's school doesn't
have one, consider starting one up
with other parents,' teachers, and
concerned adults.
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Taylor
Black Female,
10/15/61
5'03", 130 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Possession of
Cocaine x2, Sale of
Cocaine x2, Felony
Petit Theft, Resist
Without Violence,
Worthless Checks
x61


Matthews
Black Female,
11/25/54
5'05", 200 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Racketeering
Violation, Burglary
x 11, Grand Theft x
11, Dealing in
Stolen Property x
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Brian C. Louis
Riedy Joseph
rhite Male, Block
White Male,
3/21/1985 3/29/74
.1", 170 Ibs 5'07", 190 Ibs
rown Hair Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


Currently wanted
for: Trafficking in
Cocaine, Poss
controlled
substance with
intent to sell X4,
Sell of controlled
substance


Currently wanted
for: Battery,
Violation of Pretrial
Release for
Domestic Violence
(5 counts), Civil
Order of Arrest


William Michelle D.
Matthew Taylor
Ford, 3r. Black Female
Black Male,
9/22/69 8/27/73
5'09", 185 Ibs 5'04", 145 Ib
Black Hair, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes Rrrnwn Fr,,c
Brown Ee


Currently wanted
for: Possession of a
Controlled Substance
w/out Presaiption
Trespassing,
Possession of
Marijuana less than
20 Grams, Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia


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Currently wanted
for: Felony Fraud
- Failure to Disclose
Public Aid,
Worthless Check (4
counts)


Black Male,
4/&78


Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Resisting Ofc
With Out Violence,
Poss Less Then
'20gr Marijuana,
Poss Drug
' paraphernalia


Black Male,
08/12/67
6'0"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Possession of
a Controlled
Substance,
Maintaining a Drug
Vehicle, Possession
of Drug
Paraphernalia


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Angel
Tiffany
Lindsey
White Female,
01/22/82
5'05", 145 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Child Neglect


John
Livingston
White Male,
03/20/47
5'07", 130 Ibs
Grey Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Possession of
Controlled
Substance


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illiams Dranton
ck Male, Garrison
Black Male,
/22/49 3/01/82
', 150 Ibs 5'06", 150 Ibs
ck Hair, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


DIUWII cy

Currently wai
for: Possessio
Controlled
Substance


,es
Currently wanted
nted for: Battery,
n of Harassing
Witness/Victim/Info
rmant


Deborah
Jean
Brown
Black Female,
12/26/58
5'8"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Battery,
Resisting Arrest
W/O Violence


Ronald
Kasserman
White Male,
01/21/63
5'10"
Black Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Flee Attempt
to Elude a Police
Officer, DWLSR


Zakeya Maximillian
Brooks Williams


Black Female,
09/14/82
5'07"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Forgery x8,
DWLSR, Open
Container


Black Male,
12/27/81
6'02", 175 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently wanted
for: Driving While
License Suspended
x3, Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia


Review the pictures above. If you know the
location of any of these wanted individuals, please
contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-1818 or remain anonymous by calling
Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.


Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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transported to the Alachua
County Jail.
*OnApril 25, 2007 at 8:30 p.m.,
High Springs police was called
to a verbal altercation at 19803
U.S. 441. Police arrested 42-
year-old Rhonda Daoust and
booked her into the Alachua
County Jail on assault and
disorderly conduct charges.
mOn April 25, 2007 at 9:07 p.m.,
High Springs police conducted
a routine traffic stop at the Lil"
Champ Food store at the 400
block of NW Santa Fe
Boulevard of a vehicle driven
by 21-year-old Timothy Calise
of 8119 Seven Mile Drive in
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Calise was discovered driving
under the influence and
subsequently arre ted
*On April 23, 2007 High
Springs resident Matthew


Fenn reported to High Springs
police of two tires on his vehicle
being punctured at State Road
45/ NW 174th Avenue between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:55
p.m. There are no suspects at
this time.
*On April 24, 2007 at 8:38 p.m.,
High Springs police were called
to the Hair and Nail Depot at
310 North Main Street about a
disturbance between 24-year-
old Richard Zinsli of 30 NW
10th Avenue and 42-year-old
Derrell Keene of 230 North
Main Street. Police discovered
both men were intoxicated and
had open containers of alcohol.
Also, police found Zinsli had
possession of marijuana. Both
men were given a Notice to
Appear
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Travis: High Springs has an obligation to its citizens on adult entertainment issue


moratorium was made by
Commissioner Kirk Eppenstein
who has said in the past that it's
a priority for city officials to
protect the character of the
community from businesses
such as sex shops opening in
High Springs.
The commission passed
Eppenstein's motion four-to-
one with Mayor Tom DePeter
being the lone dissenter.
DePeter said he voted against


the measure because he felt the
item was forced upon the
commission at the last possible
second.
Eppenstein said it's
important for the Public Safety
Committee to not waste more
time on crafting an adult
entertainment ordinance. He
mentioned it's imperative that
definite zones and boundaries
are enacted soon on where adult
business can locate in the town.


One of the objectives High
Springs officials are working on
in planning the adult
entertainment ordinance is to
make its language flexible and
at the same time to protect the
community. Another objective
is to protect High Springs from
possible litigation.
With the proposed ordinance
still on the drawing board, the
only legislation protecting the
community from adult


businesses from entering the
area is the six month
moratorium. According to the
moratorium, affected businesses
are establishments which sell
explicit sexual merchandise or
items of nudity for profit or
commercial gain. Although the
moratorium says adult
businesses are granted certain
protections under Constitution,
the moratorium emphasizes the
City's duty to protect the


character, family values, and
uniqueness of the High Springs
area.
High Springs City Manager
Jim Drumm on Monday
expressed confidence that the
moratorium will be the last the
one enacted on the issue, and
that by the time the moratorium
expires in six months the
proposed adult entertainment
ordinance will already be in
place.


High Springs City
Commissioner Larry Travis said
it's an obligation for High
Springs to have an ordinance
that will protect its citizens, and
that;a measure needs to be put
into effect immediately. He
adds citizens should have input
on the issue.
,"The citizens of each area
should decide the businesses
they want," said Travis.
# # #


One book, one school, one




community


*. Special to Alachua County Today
Mebane Students returned
from spring break to begin a
wonderful project called One
Book, One School, 'One
Community! Everyone is
reading "Chasing Vermeer," a
stolen art mystery that has
everyone trying to guess who
did it.
Ask your child about it, and
if you are interested, please join
the class in reading this great
book.
Watch out for frogs and blue
M&Ms. Mebane students made
the frogs by hand, tracing the
frogs onto the wood, using a
skill saw to cut them out and
then painting them.
There are 12 frogs located in
12 windows of businesses in
Alachua. Friday each student
will be given 12 clues to help
them find the frogs and solve
the mystery.
The reading of the book will
be finished in time to celebrate
solving the mystery at the
Mebane Spring Arts Fair on
May 10 from 5-8 p.m. This will
be a special night with game
booths, art on display and many
activities that relate to the
Chasing Vermeer theme.


BEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Mebane Middle School seventh graders participated in the One
book, one school, one community project by painting and
distributing completed frogs throughout the community. The
frogs serve as clues to solving the mystery in "Chasing
Vermeer."


Hamburgers, hotdogs and
all the trimmings will be served
during the evening.
Please plan to attend this
special evening to celebrate the
great work of Mebane students,


the mystery of Chasing
Vermeer and just lots of plain
old fun for everyone.
Bring the entire family to
the Spring Arts Fair on May 10.

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ELECTION:
Continued from page Al


State: No indication of any vote fraud


Charles Grapski. Burgess won handily with
66.5-percent of 881 votes; meanwhile, Grapski
and Perkins had 21.1-percent and 12.4-percent
respectively.
Observers Sarah Jane Bradshaw and Terry
Raines observed the election activities beginning
with polling place setup at the fire station and
ending with the canvassing board meeting when
results were tallied and a winner was declared.
The nine-page report delves into a minutia of
details related to the election, including instances
in which people were asked to leave polling
places after trying to talk to observers, poll
workers or answering mobile phones. The
election observers noted several inconsistencies
with the election process but only made four
recommendations for the city to consider in
future elections.
Observers Bradshaw and Raines
recommended in their report that poll workers
should be reminded that only one photo
identification with a signature is required and it
should match the signature on the precinct
register before the voter is allowed to vote.
Anyone without photo identification should be
provided with a provisional ballot, the report
states. Additionally, the Florida Division of
Elections noted that two sample ballots should be
posted at each polling place on Election Day.
Other concerns raised in the
recommendations were related to issues prior to
Election Day. Concerns over ordinance 0-03-11,
relating to provisional ballots, were raised when
observers.noted that the city should not give final
certification of the election until all outstanding
provisional ballots have been resolved. The
report states that the city should consider using
the same polling places for city elections as are


BRADLEY:
Continued from page Al


used for county, state and federal elections.
Alachua, for several years, has opted to use
more polling precincts for its city elections than
the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections uses
for others. That, observers said, resulted in
confusion from voters who appeared at the wrong
polling place on Election Day.
Still, the report states, "The Deputy City
Clerk and his staff, and the poll workers at all
three polling locations were extremely
professional and courteous throughout the day of
the election.
"There was no indication of any form of vote
fraud in the election," observers noted in their
report.
Prior to traveling to Alachua to monitor the
elections, observers apparently conducted several
interviews, the first of which was with.Alachua
County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter.
Alachua Deputy City Clerk Alan Henderson, city
attorney Marian Rush, Watson, Canney, and
candidate and activist Charles Grapski were all
among the people interviewed prior to the
election.
Although the seemingly favorable report for
the City of Alachua doesn't indicate election
fraud or wrongdoing by city officials or poll
workers, Watson said it doesn't change the fact
that the Supervisor of Elections would he better
equipped to handle the process.
"Yes, we do have a report there that
vindicates this city in the face of criticism.
"But we are still working diligently to involve
Pam Carpenter, the Supervisor of Elections, in
our future elections because Alachua is a growing
city and we need to let those who deal with this
every day help us," said Watson.
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Delays knock project six-months behind schedule


factored in.
Much of the increases have been thanks to an
escalation in construction material costs, City
Manager Clovis Watson, Jr. said, adding that
unanticipated costs arise for many reasons.
"Once you get into a project of this
magnitude, there are things that may appear at
first to work but you realize once you're into the
construction it is not as originally predicted," said
Watson.
Additional costs include about $300,000 to
enclose some 2,750 square feet of space on the
second floor. The original plan was to leave the
extra second story space unenclosed for another
3-5 years. But officials said the cost of going
back to do the addition would likely have been
much more expensive than it would be today and
it would also interrupt city business down the
road.
"The build out of the second floor will save
taxpayers thousands of dollars in the long run,"
said Watson.
But the rising costs of City Hall construction
are only one concern. The project is well behind
the original schedule which had a finish date
around the end of 2006. The latest date for final
inspection is June 11, six months later than
originally planned. Watson said the delays are
also attributable to the second floor enclosure and
a host of other unanticipated problems.


"Some of the delay is clearly a result of the
changes the City decided to make as the project
went along, but we also kno'.\ s-ome delays
resulted from issues with the conitractoi.
When asked if any penalties \ would be applied
due to the delays, Watson said, "There were too
many things we changed that the contractor did
.not anticipate and too many factors involved in
the delays to fairly assess why the project is
behind schedule.
"What I can say is we have every expectation
that the project will be completed according to
the current deadline of June 11.
"And we don't see any reason why that can't
be done.
"If it's not completed, we are prepared to
address it appropriately which could include
sanctions and penalties as outlined in the
contract," said Watson.
The city issued bonds in the amount of $8.155
million for the complex and the refunding of
other outstanding bonds. The city complex
project was budgeted at $7.245 million which
included some $300,000 for furnishings and a 10-
percent contingency fund for construction.
"While the amount of the contract has
increased, it is still under what we had budgeted,"
Watson said.
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SNewberry, a regional
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By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
The last time Tommy Keeler was
coaching his Newberry High
School football team he left the
field disappointed as the
Panthers lost their opening-
round regional playoff game at Jacksonville
Trinity Christian in November.
But Keeler returned to the gridiron on
Tuesday with a different feeling than the
one he had almost six months ago as the
Panthers had their first practice of the
spring.
"The players were as fired up as the
coaches were, it was great to get out there
again, getting back on the field is an
awesome feeling," said Keeler, who is'
preparing for his third season at Newberry
in the fall. "Last year our goal was to get to
the playoffs and we got there, we want to
improve on the season we had last year."
Despite losing 12 seniors from last year's
6-5 club, which ended a four-year playoff
drought, Keeler has reason to believe the
Panthers' success will continue. Topping
that list is star running back Antwan Ivey,
who amassed more than 1,700 rushing
yards last season and scored at least one
NEWBERRY on page B3


FOOTBALL, B2

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Champs get cut in quarter


* Santa Fe wins Class
4A, District-3 title
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA Despite an
impressive three-game run in their
district tournament, the Santa Fe High
School baseball team saw their season
come to an end Tuesday night. The
Raiders fell to Femandina Beach, 10-
2, in a Class 4A, Region-1 quarterfinal
contest. It was the first time the Santa
Fe baseball program has hosted a
playoff game since
2004 when the
Raiders lost in the
first round to
J a Jacksonville
:. Episcopal, 7-6.
"The first couple
-"' of innings I felt this
Brooks is working out just
how we want it,"
said Santa Fe head coach Ron Brooks.
"We're hitting, our defense and
pitching are doing well. Then all of
the sudden our defense started making
mistakes and it kind of got away from
us a little bit."
After two scoreless innings, the
Femandina Beach (22-7) got on the
board first, driving in two runs in the
third inning. The Raiders, had no
answer in the bottom of the third as the
Pirates retired all three Santa Fe
batters.
The fourth inning proved to be even
bigger than the third for the visitors.


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Raider second baseman Bear McCaulley tries to make contact with a pitch
Tuesday night in Santa Fe's regional quarterfinal loss to Fernandina Beach.
Fernandina Beach brought in four runs first baseline to drive in a run.
on four hits and three Raider errors in Trailing 6-0 after the top of the
the frame. Fueling the inning for the fourth, Santa Fe (16-13) responded in
Pirates was center fielder Chris the bottom of the inning. The Raiders'


Connley who drilled a single down the


Josep wins stte title


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today file photo
Santa Fe senior Linval Joseph, pictured here competing in the
discus earlier this season, won the state title in the shot put Saturday.


* Trebilcock places
third in 1600 and sixth
in 3200-meter runs
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer


winning a second
consecutive state
weightlifting title
dashed just eight days earlier
and although he faulted on three
throws during the discus
competition at the Class 2A
state meet on Saturday, the
Santa Fe senior still concluded


his high school athletic career
on a positive note.
The 6-foot-6, 334-pound
Joseph, posted a school-record
throw of 56-02 and held off Fort
White's Patrick Morris to win
the Class 2A state title in the
shot put. By winning the event,
Joseph helped Santa Fe to a 21-
point eighth-place finish in the
team standings.
"I'm proud of him, he has
been good all year," said Santa
Fe head track and field coach
Tommie Turner. "He was
favored to win the shot put and
he won the shot put. I would


RAIDERS on page B3





hot put


have been disappointed if he
didn't win the shot, but I was
happy he won."
Turner said it was a close
contest between Joseph and
Morris, which wasn't decided
until the final throw. Joseph's
throw of 56-02 was his last
throw of the day, which*put the
pressure on Morris for his last
throw. According to Turner, the
Fort White senior actually
topped Joseph's distance, but he
was called for a foot foul thus
scratching the throw and
leaving Joseph with the state
TRACK on page B6


Success on



the diamond

By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Columnist
When it comes to sports,
success is judged in many
ways. For example, in
college football some may
judge success as winning the
national title, while anything
short of that is failure. With
that thought process, if a high
school baseball team doesn't
win the state championship,
their season was a failure.
Obviously this isn't a
realistic perspective on a
successful season, because
only six Florida baseball
teams (the champion for each
of the six classifications)
would be considered
successful, while the other
hundreds of high school
programs are deemed
failures.
If you have a team full of
players that flat out can't hit
a baseball and you somehow
win half of the games on
your schedule, that may feel
like winning a state
championship itself. So, you
see, success is dependent
upon several different
variables.
Well, the Santa Fe High
.School baseball team may
have felt like they had an
unsuccessful season after
Tuesday's night regional
quarterfinal loss, but their
season was anything but a
failure.
The Raiders had more than
just a few bumps in the road
this season; at times it was
more like mountains. At
certain points this year, the
team had to be feeling like
they were taking one step
forward and two steps back.
But, what was happening
was they were gaining
BOUKARI on page B5


Raiders practice under new coach


* Santa Fe prepares
for spring game on
May 18
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA Tuesday
marked the first day of spring
football practice for Florida
high schools. It also marked
the first day Santa Fe High
School head coach Bart Brooks
was able to start implementing
his system into the Raider
program. While his team has
been participating in spring
conditioning and work outs,
Tuesday was the first time the
entire team hit the field
together.
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"I thought it was just a great
overall effort by the kids," said
Brooks who was hired in early
February following the
resignation of Scott Pritchett.
"They were energetic and
enthusiastic. There was a lot of
teaching with showing them
how I wanted things and those
kinds of things. I was very
pleased with the effort."
There were, plenty. of
participants on the first day as
well v, ith about 70 kids battling
the heat on Tuesday afternoon.
A problem that has always been
of concern in the Santa Fe
football program in recent
years has been fielding a good
SANTA FE onpage B6
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RICK BABSTONAlachua County Today file photo
Santa Fe head football coach Bart Brooks addresses his team
earlier this spring during conditioning.


Spina signs with


Cincinnati


* The former
Newberry star hit
.373 for FCCJ this
season
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
Former Newberry High
School slugger Mike Spina said
he had planned to wait until his
second and final season at
Florida Community College at
Jacksonville was complete
before making a final decision
on where he was going to
continue his education and
baseball career.
But on April 12, eight days
before his final game with
FCCJ, Spina signed a national


letter of intent with the
University of Cincinnati.
"I'm really excited to finally
have made my decision," Spina
said. "I wanted to wait for the
right opportunity and that came
mid-season so I took it."
Cincinnati, which was in
need of a corner infielder with
power called Daytona Beach
Community College head
coach Tim Touma looking for
such a player. Spina, who led
FCCJ this with a .373 batting
average and 59 hits, said that
Touma gave Cincinnati
associate head coach/recruiting
coordinator Brad Meador his
name and things started to
develop from there.
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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 on B3.
*The 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,
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*Santa 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.
*Alachua'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:
June 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
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3. 88 Jimmy Andrews
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2. 98 Robby Cooper
3. 07 Kevin Durden
4. 85 Wayne Parker
5. 11 Gene Owen
6. 78 Arthur Conquest
7. 8 Nevin Gainey
8. 1 Greg Owen
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8.99 Ben Gunn
9. 77 Jason Turner
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Brooks Morgan 7th Grade 2nd Team
Brandon Morgan 8th Grade 2nd Team
Jordan Nichols 5th Grade 2nd Team
Clark Preston 5th Grade 2nd Team
Andrew Sanders 7th Grade 2nd Team
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Bronson Lang 5th Grade Honorable Mention

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Loren Signer 8th Grade 2nd Team
Presley Stettler 5th Grade 2nd Team
Jacey Cottingham 5th Grade Honorable Mention
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the Pirates in the regional quarterfinals.


RAIDERS:
Continued from page B1
Cory Brooks reached base on a
walk, followed by a Chris
Campbell single to right field
that advanced his teammate
Ryan Rodriguez who pinch ran
for Brooks. However, the
Pirates' defense came up big
with a double play that left
Rodriguez on third and two
outs. That's when Santa Fe
shortstop T.J. Spina drilled a
single to left field to bring in
Rodriguez for the first Raider
run of the game. A groundout
ended the frame for Santa Fe,
behind 6-1.
The Raiders shut down the.
Pirates in the top of the fifth and
tacked on their second run of
the night in the home-half of the
inning. Santa Fe's Jon
Engstrom, who pitched for the
Raiders through three and one-
third innings, reached base on
an error to spark the inning.
Raider senior Bryan Faulk then
laid down a .bunt single to
advance Engstrom and give the
Raiders two runners on base
with no outs. A groundout to
first base moved Engstrom and
Faulk into scoring position,
before a Bear McCaulley RBI
groundout scored Engstrom.
That's all the offense the
Raiders would be able to
produce in the game as the
home team closed the gap, 6-2
entering the sixth inning. That's
when the Pirates had another
big inning, producing four runs
off just two hits and three walks
to provide for the final margin.
Santa Fe threw four pitchers
against Fernandina Beach with
Engstrom starting, followed by
Brian Thomas, Brandon
Vazquez and McCaulley. For
the game, the Raiders collected
seven hits, committed four
errors and left seven runners on
base. Meanwhile, the Pirates
earned 11 hits, committed just
one error and also left seven
runners on base. Pitching the
complete game for the Pirates
was Kyle Davis.
This is the second-straight
year the Raiders have advanced
to playoffs and the program has
made the postseason 15 out of
the last 16 years.
Class 4A, District-3
Championship
Last Thursday was a special
night for the Santa Fe baseball
team. The Raiders, who have
struggled in their district,
defeated the top-seeded Baker
County Wildcats 11-3 in the
Class 4A, District-3
championship game. And,
Santa Fe, which was the last-
seeded team in the tourney, tore
through the field by beating the
top three seeded teams in
reverse order last week.
The Raiders first took out
No.3 seeded Live Oak
Suwannee in the first round.
Then, in the semifinals, Santa
Fe secured a second-
consecutive playoff
appearances with a win over
second-seeded Middleburg
before defeating the Wildcats in
the championship.
"The big thing I told the guys
is we have to take the
tournament pitch by pitch,
inning by inning, game by
game," said Ron Brooks. "The
guys did a great job of buying
into that and we had an
exceptional week of baseball."
What's more impressive is
the Raiders did it with two
freshman on the mound. Collin
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while teammate Thomas
finished the final four.
Santa Fe scored a pair of runs
in the second inning off an
Engstrom single that scored
Mixon who reached on a base
hit and a Kyle Hogg single that
scored Lee Hart who also
reached base on a hit.
The Wildcats answered in the
bottom of the second inning
with a Kirk High double that
scored teammate Kelly Davis to
make it a 2-1 affair after two
innings of play.
Mixon would record an RBI
groundout in the third frame to
score Rodriguez who was
running for Brooks who
reached base on a single to right
field.
One inning later, the Raiders
scored four more runs on three
hits and two Wildcat errors.
Hart drilled a double to left field
and eventually scored on an
error. Engstrom hit a single past
the shortstop and later scored on
a Hogg single, while teammate
David Sollenberger also scored
on an error after reaching base
on a bunt. Brooks' RBI
sacrifice fly to centerfield drove
in McCaulley for the final run
of the inning. The Raiders held
a 7-1 upper hand entering the
home-half of the inning.
A deflated Wildcats team saw
some life with a two-run fourth
inning to close the gap, 7-3.
After a scoreless fifth inning,
the Raiders put the finishing
touches on the championship
win with a three-hit four-run
sixth inning. Hogg, who
reached base on a single, scored
on a Campbell base hit for the
first run of the frame.
McCaulley then scored on an
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scored the final run of the game
on a Hart RBI sacrifice fly.
The Raiders recorded an
impressive 15 hits, committed
only one error and left eight
runners on base in the win. On
the other hand, Baker County
mustered just six hits, picked up
four errors and left six runners
on base. The Wildcats threw
three different pitchers in the
contest.
Santa Fe's Thomas earned the
win for the Raiders as he
recorded eight strikeouts in just
four innings of work against
Baker County while walking
two, allowing no runs and
giving up just a pair of hits.
Head coach Ron Brooks says


he's excited about the outpour
of support his team has seen
from the school and the
community.
"I want to thank everybody
for the support they gave us,"
expressed Brooks. "Last week
we got goodie bags from
student government, the
teachers were wearing our
jerseys, the crowd was packed. '
When people talk about the
excitement at Santa Fe, it's here
and I'm proud to be the head
baseball coach at Santa Fe High
School. The support is
outstanding."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


NEWBERRY:
Continued from page B1

touchdown in 10 of Newberry's
11 contests last fall. For his
efforts during his standout
junior season, Ivey earned
Class 2B first-team all-state
recognition. Also returning is
linebacker Benny Hadley, who
was a Class 2B honorable
mention all-state pick last fall.
But Keeler said that his club
will need to fill holes at two
defensive lineman spots, as
well as .trying to sure up a
vacancy at
defensive back
and at wide '
receiver. Of the 1i
departing play at
seniors, the Field, th;
Panthers will big for
have a good
challenging time everybo(
trying to replace here,
Antawn Ivey. the comI
The elder of the Ton
Ivey brothers, New
Antawn played
wide receiver,
defensive back and also
returned kicks.
"He (Antawn Ivey) did so
much for us, he never came off
the field," Keeler said. "It was a
great group of seniors and they
all had a big impact. But we
need some people to step up
and that's what we talked about
yesterday."
The coach said his club
worked on passing and running
the option. Newberry, like all
the other schools in the state,
will put on the pads for the first
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for everybody over here,
including the community."
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Last week we took a guided tour
of Jurassic Ballpark, a place
between the lines where dinosaurs
of generations past still meet and
compete at the top levels of Major
League Baseball, setting and
smashing records as they lumber
along. Last week, we profiled the
Grand Poobahs Julio Franco and
Jamie Moyer. This week, "A
Sporting View" begins to profile the
Hall of Fame locks.

Barry Bonds
If baseball has a reigning
heavyweight champion, it's Barry
Bonds.


Hall of Fame "Locks"


Subject to more scrutiny and,
thanks to his charming disposition,
criticism Bonds has nonetheless
continued to soar higher than
perhaps any other player in the
history of the game.
It's hard to believe, but the son
of Bobby Bonds and nephew of
Reggie Jackson (how's. that for
lineage?) began his pro career for the
Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986.
Immediately, speculation was
rampant about the kid because he
had all the tools: He could hit for
average althoughh, that first season
he struck out more than 100 times
and hit a mere .223); had power;
was a great fielder (people forget,


but he's won five Gold Gloves, and
that's more than Mickey Mantle
ever won); and he could light up the
base paths (he had 52 steals one
season).
We all know he broke the all-
time home run record during an era
where hitting 40-plus round trippers
became the norm, but this guy hit 73
out ofthe yard in 2001. Most players
don't hit that many singles in a year.
It's an incredible achievement.
Perhaps even more impressive, in
2004 he was on base more than six
times every 10 at bats for an
astounding .609 on-base percentage.
And according to the nerds and
wonks that work with Bill James,


his statistics make him'the fourth-
best player of all-time.
Given that, Bonds hasn't
necessarily been a champion of
character, ratting out other
ballplayers every time a dog comes
sniffing around his locker for
performance-enhancing drugs and
routinely refusing to come clean
with the fans over his use of the
"clear."

Greg Maddux
Roger Clemens (who will be
profiled next week) may grab most
of the headlines, but Greg Maddux
is the closest thing to Cy Young or
Christy Mathewson you'll get to see
in your lifetime. Check this stat:
Maddux is 120-0 when given a five
run lead.
"The Professor" has been
pitching in the show since 1986, and
he has gone on to win four Cy
Young Awards (all in a row for the
Braves during the '90s), eight All
Star Game trips, 16 Gold Gloves
and, oh yeah, he's won more than
300 games and struck out more than
3,000 batters. Now in San Diego,
Maddux is such a lock for the Hall
of Fame that he already has the keys.
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Meador came down and
watched two of Spina's games
this past season and videotaped
the 5-foot-11, 220-pound
righty-swinging sophomore.
After watching Spina, Meador
flew back to Ohio and showed
the video footage to Bearcats
head coach Brian Cleary. Spina
said shortly thereafter, Meador
called with a full scholarship
offer and invited him up for an
official visit, which he took at
the end of March.
"It was a just at the right time
and the right spot and it was. a
perfect fit for me," said Spina,
who liked the campus and also
got to watch the Bearcats play
on his visit. "I kept saying to
myself I could see myself
playing and helping the
program to a Big East
Championship."
Cleary also sees Spina, who
was second on the team at
FCCJ with six home runs and
35 RBIs this season, as
someone who will help the
Cincinnati program.
"We are really excited that
Mike has decided to join us
here at UC," Cleary said in a
news release on the school's
athletics website. "We feel like
he is the middle of the lineup-
type power hitter we were
looking for. By all accounts he
is a hard-nosed player and a
tough competitor."
In his first season at FCCJ,
Spina hit .317 and led the Stars
with six home runs and 48 RBIs
in 2006. Spina will arrive in
Cincinnati with two years of
eligibility remaining and said
he plans on majoring in
criminal justice.
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first base and is capable at both
spots," said Cleary, whose
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anticipate that will be decided
during next fall practice."
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with his Associate Arts Degree
from FCCJ in a couple of
weeks and said that he is the
first player from FCCJ to sign
to play at a school in the Big
East Conference. He also gave
FCCJ credit for preparing him
to take the next step.
"FCCJ has prepared me to go
on and play at the next level.
Coach (Chris) Blaquiere has
helped me get ready for the
next level. It is a good program
to come through."
Prior to arriving at FCCJ,
Spina hit .451 with seven
homers and 33 RBI as a senior
and led Newberry to a district
championship in 2005.
"It (signing with Cincinnati)
is a big change," Spina said. "It
is going to help me grow up as
a person and as a player."
But Spina's ultimate goal is
to eventually play Major
League Baseball. With MLB's
First-Year Player Draft
scheduled for June 7-8 he could
start pursuing that dream if he
gets drafted. If Spina gets
selected in the draft and decides
to sign with an organization, he
wotld not have to honor is
commitment to the Bearcats.
But that doesn't appear to be
something he is comfortable
doing right now.
"It would have to be an
incredible offer from a Major
League organization for me to
give up Cincinnati," Spina said.
"I'll follow the draft and see
where I go and I'll go from
there, but right now I'm
planning on going to
Cincinnati. My dream is to play
in the Major Leagues and
hopefully one day I'll fulfill it."
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BOUKARI from page B1

experience to be successful
when it counts.
Santa Fe entered its district
tournament as the last seed.
Out of six teams, the Raiders
were seeded six. You can't go
down from there. So, on paper
that looks like Santa Fe is a sure
bet to be sitting at home during
playoff time because there's no
way they could manage to be
one of the two teams who play
in the championship of the
district tournament.
But, what's not shown next to
that No.6 seed is how the
Raiders really performed in
their district during the regular
season. Santa Fe had countless
games that were decided by just
a run or two and in most of
those instances, the Raiders
were the ones left holding the
short end of the stick.
That's the adversity that
makes teams better. You can't
expect to win every game and
you certainly can't expect to
win every close game, but what


you can expect is to learn
something from every close
game. What gives one team
that edge to pull out the win by
the skin of their teeth?
That's the intangible factor
that affects every sport. It's the
will to win, the will to be
successful and the heart for the
sport. That's not something
that's ever on a stat sheet or in
the box score in the newspaper.
Last week, the Raiders
showed the rest of the teams in
their district just how much of
those intangible qualities they
have. Santa Fe ripped through
its district and took. out the
third-seeded team, then the
second-seeded team and then
the top-seeded team. Not only
that, in the championship game
against Baker County a team
that was the best in the district
according to regular season
performance the Raiders
routed the Wildcats on their
own diamond, 11-3.
That's success right there,
especially when you're on the
brink of a .500 season and it's
so much easier just to pack up


and go home than it is to
weather the storm. This is a
Raider team that starts six
freshmen and sophomores.
When a team is that young,
winning a state championship
isn't necessarily realistic. Even
winning a district
championship isn't really
realistic.
Besides the fact that these are
some very talented
underclassmen, they were led
by some veteran junior and
senior baseball players who
have been in nearly every
situation fathomable on the
baseball field.
Every player and coach on
the Raider staff deserves credit
for this successful past season.
And it was a success. As long
as the young talent Santa Fe
returns next season and the
following years stays focused
and continues to work hard,
success is something they're
going to get very used to.
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Heroes of the Week

Eboni Harris and Trinavia Williams lif lessons with Oak View students


SunState Federal
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Alachua Coutll Today.
are recognizing local
youngsters who are
making a difference in
their community. Right
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introduce our readers to
these young people who
have touched the lies
of others.
This week's s Heroes
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Harris and Trinavia
Williams.
Eboni Harris is a
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and she likes to play
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Trinavia Williams is
a good student in
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Gators, spent 10 years in malor league baseball and even pla ed
in the 1995 World Series \ ith the Cleveland Indians. He's no'\ a
successful businessman and conuunity leader in lus hometown
of Mayo. Florida. So \when he \ visited Oak View Middle School
recently to talk about achie\ ing success, students listened.
Perry spent several hours at the school doing man\ of the
things celebrities usually do--sigrung autographs, having his
picture taken, and showing his World Series ring to fascinated
students and staff. But more importantl\ the former big-league
player addressed all students during an interview broadcast
throughout the school and visited several classrooms so that he
could share the life lessons he's learned.
"Life goes b\ so fast, and you only get one shot at it." he told
the students. "Don't ,waste your time. If you're going to do
something. h\ not do it to the best of y our ability ?"
Setting goals and working hard to achieve them was a big
focus of Pern's talks \ ith the students. He encouraged them to
push themsel es. whether in academics or athletics. He warned
them of the dangers of peer pressure and negati, e influences like
drugs and alcohol. And he reminded them that success in school
is \ital to success in life for anyone, including professional
athletes Perin told the students he's seen too many professional
athletes ho ended up % ith nothing because they didn't ha\e the
skill- the\ needed to manage their finance, or support themselves
after their athletic careers were over.
"E'lFe one \\ants to li\e in a nice house, drive a nice car and
have nice things," he said. "Education is the ke.. What you do in
the next few \ ears nill determine \ hat kind of job you're going
to ha e and \what kind of lifesl le Nou're going to li\e."
Perr's visit was part of the school's One Book. ne School
project. Ever. student at Oak View\ is reading the book "Finding
Buck NlcHenr.." which tells the store of a group of kids t\ho are
rejected by their local Little League and instead form theur o\n
reain. Students discuss the book in class and se% eral schoolwide
acti ities with a baseball theme are being held to boost their
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student's t-shirt recently.
interest in the story and reading in general.
Reading coach Marilyn Shaw., \ ho arranged Perr 's sit. said
his messages ere just what the students needed to hear.
"Certainly the\ 're impressed at first bv his athletic career," she
said. "But the% also got a chance to hear how\ he set goals for
himself and how% hard he %worked to reach those goals. We couldn't
have scripted it an\ better."
"I was excited about seeing someone famous," said 7th-grader
Saiah K\ ler. "But I did get a lot out of it. like how I should push
myself the ~\ay he did."
"He said \we should do our best in school while \ve have the
chance, because )o( only ha\e one life to live." said classmate
Alexandria Gilmore
Oak \'ie\ \ ill \ irp up its One Book. One School project with
a schooll\i de Board\ alk and Baseball e\ ent in early Ma\ that will
feature baseball-thened acti\ ities
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SANTA FE:
Continued from page Bl
number of players on Friday
nights in the fall. This spring,
the number of athletes
participating in spring practice
is up 25-percent from last
spring.
"That was a goal of mine,"
leveled Brooks. "One of the
original things I wanted to do
and the administration wanted
to do was to see the numbers go
up. Over the last few weeks of
school I've let word of mouth
spread a little bit.
"I had guys come to me and I
said hey if you want to play,
come talk with me. I sat down
and met with over 80 kids."
While Brooks has only been
at Santa Fe for a few weeks,
he's not the only new face in the
Raider football program. Santa
Fe alumnus and former Georgia
Southern linebacker Wesley
Lee has returned to his alma
mater to coach the running
backs. Meanwhile, fellow
Raider alumnus Chauncey
Brown, who was a member of
the 1994 state football
championship team at Santa Fe,
is the new linebackers coach for
the Raiders.
Brooks, who came to Santa
Fe after serving as defensive
coordinator for Buchholz,
brought with him five-year


Bobcat assistant Ben Haines
who will be coaching the
defensive line.
Although there maybe plenty
of turnover in staff for the Santa
Fe football program, there are
still some familiar faces for the
Raiders. Former Newberry
head coach and Raider assistant
Dave Doner will be the
defensive coordinator under
Brooks while Greg Gillman
will take over the duties of wide
receiver coach.
According to Brooks, he
himself will head up the Raider
offense, but he's in the process
of filling one more varsity
assistant position in addition to
finishing up his junior varsity
staff. Brooks says while he was
active in encouraging players to
participate in spring practice he
was also upfront about the
commitment he's expecting in
return.
"One thing I made clear to
the [players] is this isn't come
out and see if you like it,"
maintained Brooks. "You've
got to come out and be
dedicated and be held
accountable. They were
receptive to that and that shows
the character of kids we have at
Santa Fe.
"The communication part I
feel is important. If the kids
know where you stand and you
know where they stand, there's


not a lot of grey area where
things can get lost."
While waiting for the first
day of spring practice may have
felt like forever for the Raider
players and their coaching staff,
their first test is just around the
corner. On May 18, Santa Fe
will travel to Live Oak
Suwannee to play against the
Bulldogs in a jamboree set to
kickoff at 7 p.m. Brooks says
between now and then, his staff
has to evaluate the talent, put
the players in position and then
mold his system around the
talent.
"We've got to find out who
can play what position, and
based on the first week we'll
sort of have a better idea of
who's going to work where,"
said Brooks. "Then we'll look
at the game plan with the
personnel we have. In the
spring, it's about establishing a
work ethic and establishing as
many positions as you possibly
can.
"I'm not a big fan of
bouncing guys around from
position to position to fill a
need. If you're a coach, it's
your job to coach that player in
a position to be the best they
can be. We're trying to figure
our who our best 22 guys are."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355


TRACK:
Continued fiom page B1
championship. Morris finished
as the Class 2A state runner up
with a distance of 55-11.75.
"It was exciting, it was a
good competition all the way
through, they went back and
forth every round," said Turner,
who is in his 20th season as the
Raiders cross country and track
and field coach. "Linval hasn't
had this type of competition all
year."
At the Class 2A state meet a
year ago, Joseph placed third in
the shot put and finished second
in the discus. While the East
Carolina football signee, who
holds school records in both the
shot put and the discus, was
gunning for three state titles, he
was able to come away with the
state crown in the shot put,
which was his final event as a
high school athlete.
"I thought he probably could
win two out of the three (state
titles,) weightlifting and the
shot put," Turner said. "I think
winning the state championship
in any event is the
accomplishment of your
career."
Joseph wasn't the only Santa
Fe athlete that had to deal with
top-flight competition. In the
1600-meter run, Chris
Trebilcock ran the fastest he has
ever run in his life, Turner said.
The senior turned in a personal
best and school record time of
4:18.56 to finish third in the
race.
But while Trebilcock ran
well, Tallahassee Godby's
Joseph Franklin ran better and
turned in a state-record time of
4:08.84 to win the race. Connor
Revord of Tampa Jesuit was
second with a time of 4:17.09.
"In the 1600, Franklin
outclassed the field," Turner
said. "The last half mile he ran
away from the field."
Trebilcock, who also
qualified for the state meet in
the 1600-meter run last year,
came back later in the day to
run in the 3200 meters.
Trebilcock placed sixth with a
time of 9:42.07. Miami Gulliver
Prep's Philip Woerner won the
race in a time of 9:29.
"I could tell he wasn't going


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to win the 3200 because there
were several runners who were
fresh and didn't run the 1600
meters," Turner said. "He still
ran well, it was a great
accomplishment for him to
come back and get sixth place. I
was proud of him."
Rounding out the three Santa
Fe male athletes who qualified
for the state meet is Sidney
Dennis. In the
300-meter
hurdles, Dennis '1 told t
placed seventh beginning
with a time of year, that
40.69. Andrew team to fi
Jacobs of Belen top 10 in
Jesuit Prep won to finish
the race with a 10
time of 37.56. was m
Belen Jesuit three (
Prep also won seniors
the boys team to be
title with 57 replace.
points, to miss t
"His time but I'm
should have have to
been faster," more at
Turner said. those typ
"But I was still
proud of the To
effort he gave Sa
and he earned a
medal for it. At
least he got to the state meet, he
had never been there before."
Last year, Dennis was a state
meet qualifier, but was unable
to participate due to injury.
With the Santa Fe boys track
and field season officially over,
Turner knows that Joseph,
Trebilcock and Dennis will be
greatly missed from next year's
team.
"I told them at the beginning


of the year, that we had a team
to finish in the top 10 in the
state, to finish in the top 10 was
my goal," Turner said. "All
three of those seniors are going
to be hard to replace. I'm going
to miss them a lot, but I'm going
to have to find some more
athletes like those type of kids."
On the girls side, Santa Fe did
not have any athletes to qualify


hem at the
g of the
Swe had a
nish in the
the state,
in the top
y goal. All
of those
are going
hard to
I'm going
hem a lot,
going to
find some
hletes like
)e of kids."
Dmmy Turner
anta Fe coach


for the state
meet, but
Newberry's
Chonderia
Garrison, a state
meet qualifier a
year ago,
participated in
the discus and
in the shot put.
Garrison, a
former Raider,
placed fifth in
the discus with
a throw of 115-
03.50 and
finished last out
of 16 athletes in
the shot put
with a throw of
28-07.
"I thought she
threw well in
the discus, but I


don't think she competed too
well in the shot put," Turner
said. "I think she could do
better."
Jacksonville Episcopal won
the girls team title with 49
points, while Newberry
finished in a seven-way tie for
36th place with four points.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
olsenc@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
An information workshop will be held
to discuss comprehensive planning
issues related to proposed Lare -
Scale Comprehensive Plan
Amendments. The purpose of the
informational workshop is to inform
Town residents about the proposed
developments, required updates to
the Town of LaCrosse
Comprehensive Plan, and to receive
community input

S The meeting will be held Monday,
May 7th 2007 at 7:30 pm at the
Town of LaCrosse Town Hall. The
Town Hall is located at 20613 N. SR
121, La Crosse, FL 32658


CONTACT: Shirley Pruitt -
Clerk
PHONE: 386-462-2784


(Pub.: May 3, 2007)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARINGS
CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO
THECITY OF HAWTHORNE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD OF THE CITY OF
HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA,
SERVING ALSO AS THE LOCAL
PLANNING AGENCY OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to Sections 163.3161
'through 163.3215, Florida Statutes,
as amended, and the City of
Hawthorne Land Development
Regulations, as amended, herein-
after referred to as the Land
Development Regulations, objec-
tions, recommendations and
comments concerning amendments,
as described below, will be heard by
the Planning and Zoning Board of
the City' of Hawthorne, Florida,
serving also as the Local Planning
Agency of the City of Hawthorne,
Florida, at public hearings on May
15, 2007 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matters can be
heard, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, City Hall, located at
6700 Southeast 221st Street,
Hawthorne, Florida.

(1) LDR 07-2, an application by
Ammar Atteyah, to amend the


Official Zoning Atlas of the Land
Development Regulations, by
changing the zoning district from
COUNTY AGRICULTURAL-
RURAL BUSINESS (ARB) to
COMMERCIAL, COMMERCIAL
GENERAL (CG) on property
described, as follows:

Parcel # 19902-000-000

A tract of land situated in Section 34,
Township 10 South, Range 22 East;
Alachua County, Florida, said tract
of land being more particularly
described as follows:

Commenceat a concrete monument
at the Northeast corner of the
Southeast 1/4 of the aforementioned
Section 34, Township 10 South,
Range 22 East for the point of
reference, said concrete monument
also being the Northeast corner of
Lot 1 of Hawthorn Manor, a
subdivision as per plat recorded in
Plat Book "C", page 24, of the public
records of Alachua County, Florida,
and run South 01 degree 18 minutes
37 seconds East, along the East line
of said Section 34, a distance 64
feet to a steel rod and cap at the
Northeast corner of Lot 2 of said
Hawthorn Manor and the True Point
of Beginning; thence continue South
01 degree 18 minutes 37 seconds
East, along said East line, a
distance of 43 feet to a steel rod and
cap at the intersection of said East
line with the Westerly right of way
line of New U.S. Highway No. 301
(A.K.A State Road No. 200); thence
run South 25 degrees 54 minutes 38
seconds West, along said right of
way line, a distance of 345.16 feet to
a steel rod and cap; thence run
North 69 degrees 31 minutes 32
seconds West, along said right of
way line, a distance of 105.13 feet to
a steel rod and cap; thence run
North 69 degrees 31 minutes West,
along said right of way line, a
distance of 28.05 feet to a steel rod
and cap at the intersection of said
Westerly right of way line with the
Easterly right of way line of Old U.S.
Highway 301; thence run North 07
degrees 32 minutes 08 seconds
East, along said Easterly right'of
way line, a distance of 76.23 feet to
a steel rod and cap; thence run
North 15 degrees 02 minutes 20
seconds East, along said Easterly
right of way line, a distance of 362,
39 feet to a steel rod and cap at the
intersection of said Easterly, right of
way line with the North line of the
aforementioned lot 2 of Hawthorne


Manor; therice run North 87 degrees
44 minutes 24 seconds East, along
said North line, a distance of 131.10
feet to the true Point of Beginning.

Containing 1 acre, more or less.

(2) LDR 07-3, an application by
Horizontal Development LLC, to
amend the Official Zoning Atlas
of the Land Development
Regulations, by changing the
zoning district from
AGRICULTURAL, (A) to
RESIDENTIAL, RESIDENTIAL
SINGLI FAMILY (RSF-3) on
propertV described, as follows:

Parcel Nurrlber: 19969-000-000 and
a part of 19968-000-000

A parcel of land lying in the West 1/2
of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 2,
Township 11 South, Range 22 East,
Alachua County, Florida; Being
more particularly described as
follows: Together with an exclusive
easement for ingress, egress and
public utilities over and across the
following described property: The
Northerly 80 feet of that part of the
Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4
of Section 11, Township 11 South,
Range 22 East, Alachua County,
Florida, lyihg Westerly of County
Road SE 3-C, more particularly
described s follows: A parcel of
land over the Northerly 80.00 feet of
the Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest
1/4 of Section 11, Range 22 East,
Alachua County, Florida. Said
parcel lying 80.00 feet right of,
adjacent toi and contiguous with the
following described line: Commence
at the Northwest corner of said
Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4
for the Poiht of Beginning and run
North 87 degrees, 54 minutes, 51
seconds East, along the Northerly
boundary thereof, 1150 feet, more or
less to the Westerly boundary of the
right-of-way of SE 225th Drive and
the end of Said line.

Containing 80 acres, more or less.

(3) LDR 07-5, an application by
Horizontal Development, to
amend the Official Zoning Atlas
of the Land Development
Regulations, by changing the
zoning district from AGRICUL-
TURAL (A) to COMMERCIAL,
COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE
AND WAREHOUSING (CIW) on
property described, as follows:

A Parcel Number: 19941-000-000


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A parcel of land lying within Section
35, Township 10, South, Range 22
East, Alachua County, Florida. Being
more particularly described, as
follows: One acre lying in the
Northwest corner of lands as
described in Deed Book 73, Page
200, Public Records of Alachua
County, Florida. Said five acre lot
lying the Southwest 1/4 of said
Section 35.

Containing 1.00 acre, more or less.

(4) LDR 07-6, an application by
Horizontal Development, to
amend the Official Zoning Atlas
of the Land Development
Regulations, by changing the
zoning district from
AGRICULTURAL (A) to
RESIDENTIAL, RESIDENTIAL
SINGLE FAMILY (RSF-3) on
property described, as follows:

A Parcel Number: 19990-001-002

A parcel of land lying in Section 10,
Township 11 South, Range 22 East,
Alachua County, Florida, being more
particularly described as follows:
Commence 1,647.01 feet West of
the Northeast corner of said Section
Beginning; thence run East, along
the North line of said Section fence
line 1,504.80 feet to a pipe on the
West line of the East 1/2 of the East
1/2 of the West 1/2 of the Northeast
1/4; thence run 1,452.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning, all lying and
being in Section 10, Township 11
South, Range 22 East, Alachua
County, Florida. Less any portion of
the above described parcel lying
within that certain parcel of land
described in Warranty Deed
Recorded in Official Records Book
2160, Page 929 and Official
Records Book 2220, Page 1002, of
the Public Records of Alachua
County, Florida.

Containing 7.13 acres, more or less.

(5) LDR 07-8, an application by
Plum Creek Timberlands L.P., to
amend the Official Zoning Atlas
of the Land Development
Regulations, by changing the
zoning district from
AGRICULTURAL (A) to
RESIDENTIAL, RESIDENTIAL
SINGLE FAMILY (RSF-3) on
property described, as follows:

A Parcel Number: 19990-003-000

Section 10, Township 11, Range 22


COM NE COR SEC POB S
87 DEG 28 MIN 57 SEC W
1270 M/L SWLY 1504.80 FT
S 01 DEG 13 MIN 56 SEC E
198.10 FT N 87 DEG 48
MIN 45 SEC E 1583.42 FT
S 00 DEG 54 MIN 09 SEC E
60.01 FT N 87 DEG 49 MIN
47 SEC E 60 FT M/L N 00
DEG 55 MIN 08 SEC W
1718.72 FT POB OR
3466/0994

Containing 56.3 acres, more or less

The public hearings may be
continued to one or more future
date. Any interested party shall be
advised that the date, time and
place of any continuation of the
public hearings shall be announced
during the public hearings and that
no further notice concerning the
matters will be published, unless
said continuation exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced public hearings.

At the aforementioned public
hearings, all interested parties may
appear to be heard with respect to
the amendments.

Copies of the amendments are
available for public inspection at the
Office of the City Manager,
City Hall, located at 6700 Southeast
221st Street, Hawthorne, Florida.,
during regular business hours.

All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public
hearings, they will need a record of
the proceedings, and that,.for such
purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record, of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes.the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.

(Pub.: May 3, 2007)
Hay Lease Bid
Forthe City of Newberry

The City of Newberry is Accepting
Bids for the Lease of its 36-acre
hayfield located at 1905 SW 260th
ST surrounding the Wastewater
Treatment Plant.

There will be a Mandatory Pre-bid
meeting on May 23, 2007 at 10:00
a.m. in City Hall located at 25440
West Newberry Road. Prospective
bidders must be present. All bids


need to be received by May 28,
2007.

This is a 5-year lease with an
optional extension.

For further information, contact
Blaine Suggs, Public Works. Dir. at
(352) 472-1537.

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experience and ability to build a
strong referral network a must.
EOE. Offer contingent on drug
screen and background check.

Send resume to:
Ameris Bank
Human Resources
PO Box 797
Trenton. FL 32693
PART TIME HELP: property
maintenance and landscaping $9.00
per hour. Afternoon hours to suite
your schedule, 2 days per week to
start. Call 386-454-3333 or email
your qualifications to:
alwoodward@alltel.net
Wanted: Site Management Team to
manage and maintain 28 unity
FmHA 515 rental community in High
Springs. Experience beneficial.
Must have ofc. skills and
maintenance abilities. Must be
bondable. Salary +Apt
Send resume to: High Springs Apts.
PO Box 10293 Clearwater, FL
33757
Fax (727) 447-2252
Equal Employment Opportunity


Andrews Paving, Inc. is requesting
bids from WBE/MBE firms for water/
sewer improvements. CDBG
Contract # 07DB-3R-03-11-02E05.
Contact Andrews @ 386-462-1115.

(Pub.: May 3, 2007)
Lineman Position
City of Newberry

Requirements: Knowledgeable in
Overhead & Underground
Construction; Maintenance &
Troubleshooting of Distribution
System; Minimum of eight (8) years
experience; & possess a valid Class
B CDL.

Pay Range: $19 to $27 per hour

The .City of Newberry has generous
medical, dental, vacation & sick
leave benefits, and is an Equal
Opportunity Employer & Drug Free
Workplace.

Applications are available at City of
Newberry, City Hall located at 25440
West Newberry Road, PO Box 369,
Newberry FI 32669 or
www.ci.newberry.fl Call 352-472-
2446 for questions. Applications
must be returned to Human
Resources by 5:00 pm, Monday,
May 14, 2007.
Drivers...ASAP!l 21 CDL Drivers
Needed *36-43CPM/$1.20* Sign-On
Bonus. $0 Lease New Trucks. Only
3 mos OTR req'd. (800)635-8669.
Dedicated drivers needed. Easiest
job in trucking! Dedicated account
for PODS!! Avg. driver made
$45,000 last year! Class A-CDL req.
Call today (888)643-3540.
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.
Rug Close to Homel $.43/mile!
Excellent Miles! Home weekends


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





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BRANCH MANAGER
Millennium Bank, a recipient of the Business of the Yara'
Award Ior, three years, has a Brinch Manajr opportunity
at our Alachua Branch. Plant, 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


wwwmillenniumbanknet


and during the week! New
Equipment! Blue Cross/Blue Shield!
Dental! 401k! HEARTLAND
EXPRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress com.


Career Opportunity Horizon
Realty is expanding again! Several
openings are available for both full
and part-time real estate sales
positions. Must be highly motivated,
self disciplined and must desire to
become a member of a great sales
team. Please fax resume to 386-
462-3848 or call Patti at 386-462-
4020 for a confidential interview.
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.
JOBS AVAILABLE
Construction, electronics,
mechanics, and computers. No
experience necessary, we train and
pay while you learn. Receive salary,
room, board, medical, and paid
relocation. H.S. Grads, age 17-34
call 1-800-342-8123 Mon-Fri for
interview.
MILLIONAIRE BLUEPRINT
Successful Entrepreneur Seeking
5-7 Motivated, Self Starters For
Market Expansion! 50%
Commission! MUST DESIRE
RIDICULOUS RESULTS!!! 1-866-
715-6604
Driver: DON'T JUST START YOUR
CAREER, START IT RIGHT!
Company Sponsored CDL training in
3 weeks. Must be 21. Have CDL?
Tuition reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778.
Attn Drivers: SE Local/Regional
Runs. Home weekends/Some
Wkdays!
Drive New Equip!! Florida's Premier
Flatbed Carrier. CDL-A req. lyr
exp.
877-838-2378 x270
www.gotdt.com
Drivers & O/'s-CDL-A: Top Pay,
Excellent Hometime & Benefits!
Must Have 2 yrs. Recent Car
Hauling Exp! Centurion Auto
Transport 800-889-8139
Site Contracter seeks the following
trade:
* Heavy Equipment Operator
* Motorgrader Operator
* Job Superintendent
* Survey Helper
* Truck Drivers w/CDL A or B

Valid Drivers License and
experience required. Benefits. Apply
Within:
Andrews Paving, Inc.
386-462-1115
Learn how to market sports
nationwide while working in a fun
and supportive Newberry office and
warehouse. Duties include filling
orders for training materials and
sports equipment, data entry of
mailing lists and coaches, stocking
inventory, filing and other general
office duties. 20 hours per week to
start, good wages. Send application
via email to dougengh@teach
archery.org. Nonsmoking office,
must have clean work history. Equal
opportunity employer.
Stylist wanted for small,
professional, progressive salon with
family atmosphere in High Springs.
Established clientele helpful. Please


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Dump Truck Drivers;

Operators: Dozer, Excavator,

Loader, Motor Grader;

Survey Crew

Competitive Pay, New Equipment,
Vacation, 401K, Supplemental Insurance
Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer



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1006 SE 4th St. Gainesville
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call Antoinette. Hunt at 386-454-
4422.
Driver, Class A CDL wanted. Must
have tractor trailer experience, 800
to 1,000 per week, home on
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ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you
earn $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.
VENDING ROUTE: Snack, Soda,
Energy, Healthy. All Brands, All
Sizes. Great Equipment, Great
Support! Financing Available
,w/$7500 Down. Local. Must Sell!
(877)843-8726 BO#2002-037.
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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
ARRESTED??? ARRESTED??
ACCUSED? ACCUSED? Criminal
Defense Protect Your Rights
Let....A-A-A Attorney Referral
Service Help you All Legal Matters &
Injury Cases (800)733-5342.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signature
required! *Excludes govt. fees! Call
weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC.
Established 1977.



German Sheppard, 3 years, spade,
female, very friendly and active,
deceased family member's pet;
$100 to excellent home only. 352-
463-2233.







PALM HARBOR HOMES 30th
ANNIVERSARY SALE!!! Huge
Discounts, Easy Financing, 0%
Down when you own land. Hurry
while this offer lasts!! (800)622-
2832.
MUST SELL I I
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE-
MOVE IN NOWI
Take over payments, no money
down on this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2
bath 2000 Vanderbilt mobile home,
spacious 18 x 70 foot home, built in
entertainment center, garden tub in
master bath, also included 600
square foot metal roof area, which
could be left open for carport or
screened in or enclosed for
additional living space. Located on
a large lot in a family friendly park,
near shopping, excellent schools,


Beautiful 3/2 with open-flowing floor
plan and 2-car garage, on nearly 2
acres, minutes to Jonesville
shopping and Gainesville
convenience. Priced below
appraised value at $262,900: Call
David at Campus Realty. 352-339-
3836 or 352-336-3900.



So. Central FL 3 Acre Lake
Access Was $179,900 NOW
$79,900. Located in private gated
lakefront community. Lake views.
Excel Fin. Owner must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 x 2008.
Coastal GAI 119 Acres- $234,900.
GA/ FL border. Mature pines,
abundant wildlife, black rail fencing.
Long. road frontage, utilities.
Potential to subdivide. Excellent
financing. Call now (800)898-4409 x
1163.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN HORSE
FARM (Bent Mountain, VA) Just off
Blue Ridge Parkway A spectacular
southwestern adobe style home. 3br
-2 1/2 baths (separate living
quarters). 3900 sq.ft. 3 car garage,
10-14 foot ceilings, lots of glass
allowing you to enjoy the mountain
vistas in all directions. 22+/- acres, 6
stall barn / hay storage/ tack room /
wash bay /double lighted riding ring.
30 minutes to major airport.
1,395,000. Contact Woltz &
Associates, Inc.Real Est.te Brokers
& Auctipneers Rcoanoke, .VA
(8)0)551-3588 or voltocom.
GA 10 ACRI" ESTATES
horsti' OK, near Na-tional & Stat,
forests. Owner financing, no closing
costs. $89,900. (800)352-5263
Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic RE
Broker.
JUST $195.22/ 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.


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and Shands Hospital, on SW Archer
Road. Asking $8000 down and
take over payments. Please call
352-317-3148 or 352-317-0846 for
additional information and to set up
time to come see this beautiful
home.



LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS FOR
2 YEARS Gated Lakefront
Community of the NC Blue Ridge
Mtns. All Dockable 90 miles of
Shoreline start $99,000. Call Now
(800)709-LAKE.
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.
ADIRONDACK- TUG HILL LAKES
30 AC Borders ADK 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.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront and
lake view homes And parcels on
pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake in
E. Tennessee Call Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.



PALM HARBOR HOMES Certified
Modular & Mobile Home Specialists.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
(800)622-2832.
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
A 5/BR HUD! $39,9001 Only
$317/Mo! Won't Last! 5% down 20
years @ 8% APR. For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
LOT OWNERS/SMALL BUILDERS-
PREFAB HOMES LIQUIDATIONII
Manufacturer's Overstock:
Complete GREEN-R-PANEL Dry-In
Shell packages. Pre-engineered
4'x9' panels 2x6 studs. Easy/Quick
assembly. Flexible floorplans.
(800)871-7089. SACRIFICE!!


AUCTION 2,711+/- Acres Divided.
Sat., May 5, 11:00 a.m. Atkinson
County, GA Here is the perfect
recreational property for the serious
hunter or serious land investor. This
unique property sells divided into 3
tracts from 634+/- to 945+/- acres.
2,630 acres in Wetland Reserve
Conservation Program,
extraordinary hunting and fishing.
There is 81 acres not in
conservation program, perfect for
cabin or lodge. Pay 20% down, 10%
buyer's premium. Call for
information (800)479-1763.
GAL#2034. Auction conducted by
John Dixon & Associates
www.johndixon.com.
ESCAPE FLORIDA'S HIGH
COSTS! Lake Access from
$49,900 Dockable Lakefront from
$194,900 Exclusive, private
community on Lake Guntersville in
Northern Alabama. Featuring gated
entrance, paved roads,.clubhouse,
boat launch, marina, underground
utilities and estate-size parcels in
park like setting. No time
requirement to start building.
Excellent financing available. NEW
PHASE RELEASE THE OAKS
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007 Call to
schedule your tour (888)525-3725
X.2521 www.theoaks-gpi com Taylor
Hicks our newest lot owner will
be on hand to greet appointment'
holders on 5/19/07.



COLORADO RANCH SALE 35 AC-
$36,900 Easy Access, sunset views.
All utilities, surveyed. Financing
available. Call owner today!
(866)696-5263 x 2595.
NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to 10 acre
tracts in last phase of popular gated
mountain community with great
view, trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private access,
$69,500 and up, call now (866)789-
8535.
North Carolina Cool Mountain Air,
Views & Streams, Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of Murphy
317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C:
28906. www.realtyofmurphy 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.cooperspoint.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL WES-
TERN NC MOUNTAINS FREE
Color Brochure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES with
Spectacular views, Homes, Cabins,
Creeks, & Investment acreage.
CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN. GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokeemountain
realtv.com Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868.
North Georgia Mountain
Properties. For your free guide call
(877)635-6461 or t see entire book,
~i- .www.ngmreale iteguide.com
:and clidc on froi.tt pagepicture.
AAHI Cojl -Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, Ior'th Carolina'kffardable
Land, Horrnis, Mountain Cabins, on
Lakes, Mountains & Streams. FREE
BROCHURE (877)837-2288 Exit
Realty Mountain View Properties
www.exitmurphy.com.
Demo Homesites Wanted Now! In
selected areas! For the New Kayak
Pool The above ground pool with
in-ground features. Save $ with this
unique opportunity. Free
Estimates/FAST INSTALLATION/EZ
Financing. Call (866)348-7560.
Wanted to lease, 50 to 1,000 acres
for cattle, hay, tree crops, 1 to 10
year lease, references available.
Call Dave 352-494-6653.


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So. Central FL 5 ACRES ONLY
$99,900 Appraised at $202,000 Far
reaching views, beau. Pasture,
country rd w/ util. Excel. fin. Owner
must sell! Call (888)320-8399 x
2011.
TN Lake Bargain 3+ AC- $129/ mo.
FREE Boat Slips! Enjoy access to
private, Jimmy Houston endorsed
bass lake. Paved rds, utils, soils
.tested. LAKEFRONT avail. Call now
(866)685-2562, X 1155 Price:
$24,900, 20% down, bal fin 30 yrs,
6.75% fixed, OAC. TN Land &
Lakes.
GA/ FL Border Huge Savings!
23.55 AC, only $99,900 (was
$124,900) Coastal region. Wooded,
loaded w/ wildlife. Easy drive to St.
Simons Island! Subdivision'
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hardiboard e\terii. tfresh paint
inside. Priced to .-,ell at $1145.,000
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breakfa.s t har ', a,. .rido'.,
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acre; G real roon, ,mith brick
fiicplace. ,.ood iloor-. arid
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pa-lin re .._ ith 'c,, i it ed o.nk-.
deIta.ihed ,.,ork'hop arid more
$.4L 1):1111 I MLSS274'5'?

Cedar c,:untr --r,le I25-44_t home
.th large fronti .nd back porceles
in the certie of 1.i acre. Opei
floor plan. -_.pac iiii kitchen.
uinini-hed amnic. deck .iilh hot
tub. 2l iitbuildmiL-.. -rin keInel
and 12\2-4 office hbilding
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off CR241 III .\iclmIua
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st. he 5 41 acre' of p.a wiire
ind tree-s BR ?BA double
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nlie .- it', h e tended \-.arrant',
\\oodeii deck. storage building
and 2-car carport So
affordable at $155 .1111
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kic.riion' No room iS ,'asted
in thi- 14014- f home on 5 acres
Huge Entertainnent en center and
large T\ ;t s $ I lo.Y ii
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built or mobile ihone' No deed
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col! erient location -orti\ minuIc'
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Public .atier and i'-,.er a'.ailable
Mobile home lot in Alachua
Foresti S34.9110 MLS426(.1i1:

Building hlo:t mAlach ia Highlands
2 .5 fenced acres .'.iti a cleared
hone._ite and pa ed road
$12-.51:00 MNILS2R '47

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Central Florida 5 5 acres of
green pa'Inlre to deign .oLur neV.
lon-mestead Pa\ed road liontfae
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Our New Lifetime Exterior Paint.
Call Now to see if your home
qualifies. (800) 961-8547.
(Lic.#CBC010111)

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High Springs: Safe and quiet 1 BR
waterfront; close to town, great
location between state preserve and
river. 450.00/month with security,
first, last, references. 386-454-7562



HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $199/mo!
Stop Renting! 5% dw, 20 yrs @ 8%
APR. 5BR/3BA Foreclosure!
$317/mo! For Listings (800)366-
9783 Ext 5853.
Never Rent Again! Buy, 3BR/2BA
$16,000! Only $199/Mo! 2BR,
$15,000! 5% down 20years 8%.
HUD Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
One bedroom home with large yard,
centrally located in Alachua w/
heat/ac, new interior, partially
furnished. Small pet okay. $200/wk.
Utilities included. Available April 1st.
386-462-3084
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $32,000!
Only $254/Mo! 5% down 20 years
@ 8% APR. Buy 6 BR $215/Mo! for
listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
5 Bedroom 2 Bath Fabulous
Condition, Huge home over 2000
sq. 866-869-5766 extension 150.
www.CFL-RealEstateSolutions.com
for pictures..


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METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all 'accessories. Quick tum around!
Delivery Available.. (352)498-0778 Toll
free (888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.

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LARGEST LOT IN NORTH
FLORIDA! Financing Available!
Aluminum, Steel; Gazebos. Decks
Available. Corner of NE 31st
Avenue/Waldo Road. 6-Acres of
Buildings. Call 352/373-6294,
352/372-0304 or 1-800-559-2449,
Gainesville.



HUGE SAVINGS! Arch Steel Building
Repos! Cancelled Orders, will sell for
balance owed. 3 available: 25x36,
35x54. Save Thousands! Call Today!
(800)372-8053.


Dining Room Set Beautiful Cherry
table with leaf, Six (6) Chippendale


chairs and lighted hutch and buffet.
Brand NEW, still in boxes. Can
deliver. Retail $6,200, sacrifice
$1,100. Call 352-377-9846.
Cherry Sleigh Bed, solid wood with
new pillowtop mattress and box
springs. All new still in boxes.. List
$1,500 Sale $550. Call 352-377-
9846
Bed Full size set, plush pillowtop
mattress set. New, still in plastic
with warranty. Sell $135. Call 352-
372-7490.
King Size Pillowtop Mattress and
boxspring with manufacturer's
warranty. Orthopedic rated, brand
new, still in plastic. Can Deliver.
Sell $225. Call 352-372-8588.
Bedroom Suite 7-piece Beautiful
Cherry queen/king bed, dresser,
mirror, 2 nightstands, chest avail.,
dovetail construction. New, still in
boxes. Must sell. Can deliver.
Retail $5800, sacrifice $1200. Call
352/377-9846.
Bed Queen Size plush Orthopedic
pillotop mattress and boxspring.
Name brand, new in plastic, with
warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice
$145. Call 352-372-8588.
100% Microfiber Suede SOFA &
LOVESEAT Brand new, still in
package with warranty. Retail
$1,500, Sell $425. Can Deliver.
Call 352-377-9846.


Large Garage Sale, Friday May 4th
and Saturday May 5th, 8AM 4 PM,
7312 NW 126th Ave. Alachua, FL
32615
LARGE MOVING SALE
EVERYTHING MUST GOI
MAKE AN OFFER
Saturday, May 5. 3403 NW 8 Ave.,
Gainesville. Furniture, Kid's Toys,
Clothes, Knick-Knacks. TOO
MUCH TO LIST EVERYTHING.
Park across the street in parking lot.


AUCTION SUNDAY,
MAY 6TH, 1 PM
Antiques, Collectibles, Box Lots
Items from several fine estates in
Jacksonville. Go to
brewerauctions.com
Roy Jay Brewer, C.A.I.
AU 2604 AB 1940
386-497-4438




Bobcat 773 skid steer 2001 Special
Edition turbo. A/C trailer included.
Electronic ignition. Auger available.
$21,500. 352-332-5283


$500 Police Impounds! Cars From
$5001 Tax Repos, US Marshal and IRS
sales! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's, morel For listings
Call (800)425-1730 x2384.
Police Impounds for Sale! Honda
Accord 1994 $4001 Nissan Sentra 1994
$2(0! Ford Escort 1997 $700! for listings
calt (800)366-9813 Ext.9271.


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Beautifully landscaped andwell 3BR/2BA 1927 sq ft home in Gorgeous sunsets & stars are 4.18 acre parcel ready for you to
kept 5+ acre lot with gorgeous Riverglen has custom wood what you'll see on this 5 acre lot carve utyourown secluded home
4BR/2BA pool home. Fireplace, cabinets, hardwood floors and is just outside High Springs. Nes- site. Large oaks, laes, & ose
huge Jacuzzi .tub, terracotta tile located on a large wooded one tied inbackofsubdivision,rightoff Cto Hny a few parcels le. t Thi
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