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    Section A: Main Voice of the Heartlands
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    Section B: Sports
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    Section C: Classifieds
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    Special: Newberry Watermelon Festival
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Alachua makes way for Walgreens


By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
The Alachua City Commission
approved on second reading Monday night
the rezoning of a parcel of land that could
allow for the construction of a Walgreen's
pharmacy.
Thomas Skelton, an agent for American
Civil Engineering Company, the firm



Alachua


annexes over


400 acres


By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
The City of Alachua has added
approximately 408 acres to the city limits.
The Alachua City Commission approved
the second readings of proposed annexations
of eight parcels of land Monday night at its
regularly scheduled meeting.
The move rounds out some of the city's
borders and fills in gaps where city-zoned
lands surround other properties.
The annexation process began in April
2006 when the commission opened a
voluntary annexation cycle. Such a process
allows property owners to voluntarily seek to
have their property changed from a county to
a city designation. In Alachua's most recent
and only cycle in several years, 18 properties
were proposed for annexation. Of the 18
properties, 13 resulted in eight annexation
ordinances. In several cases, more than one
ANNEXATIONS on page A10


State-of-the-art

software on the way

for Alachua police

By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
The Alachua Police Department is in the
process of acquiring new computer software
for a variety of uses.
SCity Manager Clovis Watson, Jr.
announced at the Alachua City Commission
meeting Monday night that a $100,000
donation made by Alachua resident Mickey
Singer to the city would be used to update
computer systems used by the police
department.
"The Alachua Police Department is in the
process of purchasing state-of-the-art
APD SOFTWARE on page A7


Newberry


benefits from


UF partnership

By DAN REID
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY A unique partnership
between the City of Newberry and the
University of Florida gives one outstanding
student in the field of urban and regional
planning the opportunity to get practical
hands on training, while at the same time
having college expenses paid.
Since 2005, during the fall and spring
terms the selected graduate student works 20
hours per week with the city's planning
PARTNERSHIP on page A7
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Seeking rezoning on behalf of developer
Ben Stanly Associates, confirmed that the
retail pharmacy seeking to build on the
property is Walgreens.
The intent for the rezoning is to allow
the future construction of a retail drug store
with a drive through facility, with a
potential 5,000 square foot retail store on an
out parcel.






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The city commission approved the
zoning change by designating the parcel as
a Community Commercial Zone.
The rezoning proposal concerned a 1.64
acre parcel of land and sought to make the
parcel, which is currently a residential zone
of medium density, a contiguous
commercial zone with property located
WALGREENS on page A10.






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Ohio bicyclist



killed in crash



Monday night


Thousands of acres scorched

Hundreds evacuated


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Alachua Police Officer Mark Kramer surveys the scene where 42-
year-old Scott Dominion was killed while riding his bicycle along
U.S. Highway 441 Monday evening.


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
ALACHUA- An Ohio man
is dead after the bicycle he was
riding in Alachua was struck by
a vehicle on Monday night.
Scott Dominion, 42, of
Cincinnati, died Tuesday at
Shands at the University of
Florida due to the serious
injuries he suffered in the crash.
According to Alachua
Police spokesperson Darry


Lloyd, the accident occurred at
around 8.44 p.m. when Fred
Davis of Fort White thought his
vehicle hit something while
driving in the southbound land
of U.S. 441 near 59th Terrace.
Davis circled the area to see
what he struck. By the time
police arrived Dominion was
found in a conscious state, but
with severe injuries.

ACCIDENT on page A6


Alachua Chamber


gives annual awards


BEN BOUKARIAlachua County Today
Alachua County fire fighters have been battling the smoldering swamp land
northeast of Waldo. The Waldo area fire was largely contained by Wednesday
Alachua County Fire Rescue officials said.


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
WALDO Layers of hazy smoke and
the lingering burning smell that goes
along with it enveloped the skies of
Alachua County courtesy of wildfires
from Georgia and Bradford County
earlier this week.
The most serious wildfires in the area
have occurred in the North Central
region with fires emanating from
Bradford County and near Waldo. The


fire near Waldo caused evacuation of
residents north of Waldo in the Lake Alto
area. According to the Executive
Director of the American Red Cross of
North Central Florida Laura Mager,
seven individuals sought, shelter at
Waldo's First Baptist Church on Monday
night.
By Tuesday morning they were able
to return to their homes safely. At the
same time emergency personnel re-
WILDFIRES on page A7


By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
The Alachua Chamber of
Commerce announced the
recipients bf its annual
Volunteer of the Year, Police
Officer of the Year, and
Business of the Year awards at
a banquet last Thursday night.
Kathy Jarvis was named
Volunteer of the Year, Carrie
Lund was named Police Officer
of the Year, and the Alachua
County Today was recognized
as Business of the Year.
The Volunteer of the Year is
an award given to the person
the Chamber of Commerce
states has helped the
organization the most during


Around the Heartlands

Relay For Life rakes On their hon


in over $23,000
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter


ALACHUA The
Alachua and High Springs
communities set the bar a bit
higher for the annual Relay
For Life event which took
place at Santa Fe High
School Friday evening. To
benefit the American Cancer
Society, individuals,
businesses, and civic groups
raised $23,898 as of last PhotosbyADAMBOUKAR Alachua County Today
count. That's $10,000 more ,proud of the work and
than last year. enthusiasm the teams gave to
Event chair Demetrica raise money for our Relay For
Daniels said of the event, "As
event chair, I am extremely RELAY on page A6


the past year. \Current Chamber
President Don James said
Kathy Jarvis is well deserving
of the designation.
"Kathy has been very
instrumental in the chamber for
years, playing an active role in
so many things," James said.
"It's been an honor to work
with the Alachua Chamber of
Commerce and I want to thank
my employer Julius Davenport
and Farm Credit for letting me
take the time to pursue this
exciting and rewarding
venture," Jarvis said.
Alachua Police Chief
Robert Jernigan chose
Investigator Carrie Lund to be
CHAMBER on page A10


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DAVIL WisENEKIAlacnua Counmy loaay
On Monday evening the Alachua City Commission recognized several graduating
seniors from the area who will be joining the military after graduation ceremonies in June.
The high school seniors were also joined by their recruiters.
L-R- John Smith (Air Force ROTC), Sgt Crane (USMC), Jonathan Lonsford (USMC), Greg
Wright (Army), Matthew Gould (USMC), Matthew Bradley (Army ROTC), Chris Mink
(USMC), Sgt Hendrickson (Army), Sgt Diroma (USMC), AW1 Levy (Navy), Joshua Byrd
(National Guard), Staff Sgt Johnson (Air Force), Timothy Godden (Navy), Jay
Bromenschenkel, Jr. (USMC)
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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007




Community Corner


Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


PUBLIC MEETINGS
mArcher Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
*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.
ard 5:30 p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.in. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
mHawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
*High Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
mLaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
EMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
mNewberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
eWaldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.













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*AARP 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.; June
12 and 13, 12 noon to 4 p.m.;
June 19 and 20,9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
June 19 and 26,9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
June 20 and 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
mThe 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.
SA. L. Mebane High School
Alumni Association, Inc. Annual
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Banquet ($35 donation) will be
held Saturday, May 12 at 6 p.m.
at Holiday Inn-West at 7417 W.
Newberry Road, Gainesville.
Honorees are Religion: Elder
Daniel Gainey; Education: Luther
Dean Lee; Shirley Thomas
Edwards; Betty Thomas Jones;
Elaine George Baugh; Civic
Leaders: Commissioner Byran
Williams; Commissioner Bonnie
K. Burgess; Law Enforcement:
Corp. Lessie Richardson; Capt.
Willie Washington; Community
Services: Beatrice Certain; Ester
Jenkins; Entrepreneurship:
Barbara Dukes
Advance ticketing required.
Proceeds benefit the A. L.
Mebane H.S. Alumni Assoc., Inc.
Scholarship Funds.
NElderCare of Alachua County
needs volunteers. Are you able to
spare two hours a week to help


RECYCLE OLD
MAY 11 12
9 A.M. 4


Gainesville's elderly? Volunteers
are needed to deliver Meals on
Wheels to frail elderly in Gaines-
ville. Lunchtime meals are
delivered Monday-Friday, own
transportation needed. Work
individually or in pairs. For more
information or to volunteer
contact ElderCare of Alachua
County at 352-265-9040.
*Foundation Chapel Church of
God by Faith is proud to serve the
community as a host site for food
distribution by The Gainesville
Harvest. You are welcome to
come every Thursday from 8:30
to 9:30 a.m. The church is located
at 13220 NW 150 Avenue,
Alachua. The phone is 386-462-
2549. Elder Willie J. McKnight,
Sr., Pastor.
*The 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.
*Help 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.
*Wanted: 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 Thomebrook
Village, Gainesville. Your reward
is a fun-filled evening? Don't
miss this once in a lifetime party!
For more details and.to order your
tickets, go to www.SFHS
1977.com or call 386-0454-1071.
*SHINE Volunteers needed in
Alachua County Do you like to


TIRES
2007
P.M.


"LIMIT OF 5 TIRES PER CUSTOMER"

NO COMMERCIAL TIRES

DROP OFF AT:

ALACHUA WASTEWATER
TREATMENT FACILITY
13700 NW 126TH TERRACE
OFF CR 2054


4' If you see a dog chained, the law
aS- requires the animal to have shelter and
water at all times!!! The length of the
S chain must be 3X the body length.

a Please call Alachllua
SCounty Animnal Control
4* to report anl offenses. '
352-264-6870 (.
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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
Alachua County for the award-
winning SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. SHINE is a free,
unbiased Medicare and health
insurance information and
counseling program that helps
seniors select a Medicare
prescription drug plan that is best
for them; apply for free or reduced
cost 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.
EWalk for Hope Gainesville's
first annual Walk for Hope to
benefit FARA, the Friedreich's
Ataxia Research Alliance, is
scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday,
June 2. One hundred percent of
the proceeds from this 2.8-mile
fundraiser walk around the Santa
Fe Community College campus
will go toward finding a treatment
and cure for Friedreich's Ataxia.
FA affects children and is a rare
inherited neurological condition
that is life threatening. There will
be food, clowns, and raffles for
wonderful prizes. Registration
begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of the
SFCC Teaching Zoo. You can
also pre-register by contacting
Karla Wooten at 352-395-7389
or 352-494-4021. There is a $20


registration fee for adults and $5
registration fee for children.
EYulee 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.
nThe 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.


Click It or Ticket


starts May 14

Alachua Police Department urges safety belt use

Special to Alachua County Today

ALACHUA From May 14-28, 2007, The Alachua Police
Department will aggressively enforce traffic violations, and
specifically those dealing with safety belt usage.
Safety belt enforcement is not about writing tickets, but saving
lives.
In the past year the local community has experienced one too
many vehicular crash related deaths due to passengers and drivers
not using their safety belts.
Most people know or have heard of someone involved in a
crash that occurred in the local area.
Everyone is encouraged to "Click It" to save lives and avoid
being ticketed.
# # #


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-
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,computer novice.
Wednesday, 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.

Hawthorne Branch:
Preschool Storytime
Thursday, 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
Tuesday, 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.
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.
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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 ior 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 Net berrn Branch at
472-1135 or the Alachua
County Library District
Volunteer Program Specialist at
334-3944.



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High Springs officials and staff discuss issues at retreat


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS The
beauty of Camp Kulaqua in
High Springs was the perfect
backdrop last Saturday for City
officials and staff to discuss
issues of concern facing the
City in the coming year.
Topics included a wide
variety of issues ranging from
community visioning, to
population density and zoning
districts. Additional issues
voiced by officials and staff
were parks, maintaining High
Springs' small town
atmosphere and values in the
midst of growth. The event
also allowed department heads
along with the police and fire
department an opportunity to
present concerns and issues
relevant to their respective
departments.


Public Works Director
Laverne Hodge said the High
Springs City Commission was
very receptive to the needs and
priorities of her department.
Some of the projects discussed
on Saturday were upgrades to
the water treatment facility and
phases two and three of
wastewater expansion.
Hodge added that it was an
opportunity to tell
commissioners that her
department needed more staff
to better deal with the issues
the Public Works Department
encounters on a daily basis.
High Springs
Commissioner Kirk
Eppenstein thought the
meeting went well, but wishes
that citizens had come out to
the retreat and participated in
the discussion. Eppenstein
said some of the issues
highlighted concerned urban


services and economic based
services.
Eppenstein's colleague,
Commissioner Larry Travis,
said low income housing was a
priority topic of discussion
among staff. Travis said on
Tuesday housing is important
because High Springs is in
close proximity to a
tremendous job center. He
cited Wal-Mart, Sysco, and
Dollar General as businesses
that provide employees the
opportunity to live or stay in
High Springs.
On the topic of low income
housing High Springs
Commissioner Byran Williams


said the issue was his first
priority for discussion at the
retreat. Williams said High
Springs needs to be more
aggressive in promoting low
income housing in the
community.
High Springs City Manager
Jim Drumm said the retreat
was important because it gives
Commissioners the
opportunity to talk candidly
with department heads.
Hodge echoed Drumm's
comments.
"It was nice for everyone to
be aware of what everyone
does," said Hodge.
# # #


Special to Alachua County Today
The annual High Springs
Community School Educa-
tional Fair will take place on
Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-
7 p.m. Grade levels K-8 will
display projects produced by
students as a culmination of
studies in Science and Social
Studies.
A Spring Sing will be
presented by Kindergarten,
First and Second Grades at
5:45 p.m. and by Third and
Fourth Grades at 6:30 p.m.
Both events will be in the
school cafeteria.
An Art Show featuring
each student's artwork will be
on display in the cafeteria, K-


3 building hallway and the
4th grade centrum.
The Elementary Library
Media Center will be hosting
Book Fair Beach, a book fair
by Scholastic Books. Books
on sale will be appropriate for
preschool and elementary
students. There will be books
for parents and teachers as
well. The Book Fair will
continue through Thursday
morning, May 17.
The public is invited to
attend this event which
highlights the academics and
the arts of High Springs
Community School Students.
# # #


"Best farmers market salsa" contest brings


out the crowds


Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS The
Seasonal Saturday High Springs
Farmers Market hosted the 1st
Annual "Best Farmers Market
Salsa" contest on Saturday, May 5
during its "Sink Hole de Mayo"
celebration in James Paul Park in
downtown High Springs. The
event saw the largest crowds so far
for the Seasonal Saturday Farmers
Market now open through June
30. Salsa contestants had to
purchase at least one ingredient of
the Salsa from a farmer at the High
Springs Farmers Market, open
year round on Thursdays from 2-6
p.m. Awards included a 'Market
Basket' full of wonderful produce,
plants and other products from
market vendors, as well as market
bags, aprons and t-shirts.
The Salsa judges, Paul


Regensdorf, Tom Hewlett and
Gene Levine, chose High Springs'
own Pamela Wittkampfs "Secret
Samba Salsa" as the 1st Place
winner. Pamela won an
overflowing basket of great market
produce, plants, baked goods, soap
and honey donated by market
vendors, Second place went to
Ann Marie Smith of High Springs
for her "Pico de Gallo" recipe;
Third Place was awarded to High
Springs resident Irene Patterson
for her "Irene's Famous Super
Bowl Salsa;" Fourth Place went to
Jackie Allen of Micanopy for her
"All Fired Up Salsa" and Fifth
Place was awarded to Johanna
Wyatt of Fort White for her Salsa
de Oraibi."
The event featured live music
by Vera Cruz and locals had a great
time dancing in the gazebo in


James Paul Park. The event also
featured a great variety of local
produce, plants and products as the
Seasonal Saturday Farmers
Market was open for local
residents and visitors to enjoy.
The High Springs Farmers
Market is also open year round
every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6
p.m. and is located in James Paul
Park. in downtown High Springs.
Access and parking is available
from Main Street at NW 2nd
Avenue and from NW 1st Avenue
(Hwy 27) at City Hall, located at
110 NW 1st Avenue. The market
features locally produced fresh
fruits and vegetables, plants, trees,
shrubs, flowers, jams, jellies,
baked goods and many other
agricultural products. The High
Springs Farmers' Market is a year-
round growers' market supporting


local agriculture, education, the
arts and businesses and is
produced by the City of High
Springs. For more information,
please contact Sharon Yeago at
386-454-3950.
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Jessie Goode "Jack" Bryan
of Alachua died peacefully
Monday morning, April 30,
2007, at her residence,
surrounded by her family. She
was 85.
Mrs. Bryan was a lifelong
resident of Alachua County,
born here in 1922. She was a
graduate of both Alachua High
School and Florida State
College for Women. She taught
home economics for two years
and then devoted the rest of her
life to her family and church.
Mrs. Bryan was a Inember
of the First Baptist Church of
Alachua where she taught
Sunday School and was a
member of the Women's
Missionary Union (W.NMU.)
She \as Pjsr President and Life
member of the Alachua
Women's Club.
Surir iors are hei husband
olf63 \ears. Richard Earl Brian
of Alachua: daughter, Jessel n
NI Beck (BillI of Charlotte.
North Carolina; son. Richard
Brian (Alice) of Alachua: her
grandchildren. Glenn Bryan,
Jesse Br\an. Jennifer Beck,
Steven Beck: greatt-


grandchildren, Nathan Bryan,
Jackson Bryan, Jared Bryan,
Emory Bryan, and Savannah
Beck; her sister, Miriam G.
Byrd, of Live Oak, Florida; and *
three nieces.
Visitation was held on
Tuesday evening, May 1, 2007
from 5-7 p.m., at Milam
Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St.,
Gainesville, Florida.
*Funeral Services were held-
Wednesday morning, May 2, --
2007 at 10 a.m. at the First
Baptist Church of Alachua.
Burial followed in the
Newnansville Cemetery,
Alachua.
Arrangements under the
care of Milam Funeral and,
Cremation Services, .,
Gainesville.
The family requests that
Memorial Contributions may ..-:
be made to either, Alachua -
Women's Club Restoration
Fund, or to the Florida Baptist'
Children's Home, c/o First
Baptist Church, Alachua.

Obituaries: The obiltuiines in
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by Alclhit County Today.
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Join us at these

local church events


ISt. Madeleine Catholic Church
Spring Flea Market 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.
mHope 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.
*The 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.
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
SuperintendentAaron Young Sr. and
Congregation of 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 ofNew 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
MA revival will be held
Wednesday through Saturday,.
May 16-19, 7:30 p.m. nightly at
Prayer Temple Church Of God In
Christ, 330 North Pine Street,
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007 A5




Martyrs for Christ


Saint Peter has some useful
advice in I Peter, 2:12, "Keep your
behavior excellent among the
Gentiles, so that in the thing in
which they slander you as evildoers,
they may on account of your good
deeds, as they observe them, glorify
God in the day of visitation."
The circumstances he was
addressing were that early
Christians were being falsely
accused of acts such as incest,
cannibalism, and holding secretive
meetings and teaching secret
doctrines to undermine the Roman
Empire. As a result, it was believed
that this new religious sect, called
Christianity, was a danger to society,
fueling the fire of persecution
against the early Christians. Many
have heard or read the stories of the
innumerable martyrs who died for
the Faith.
Just the opposite from St Peter's
time, persecution and slander are
still taking place, but from within the
Church rather than the outside.
Instead of responding to unbelievers


with a clear presentation
of the Gospel, many
want to justify their
decision to belong to a
particular denomination ,.
as if that they have more
of an investment in their
church affiliation than in
what they actually
believe in their hearts and
minds.
It is time to
recognize that our The Rev
Christian calling is to Leasure
walk in the steps of our All Sainr
early brethren who were Church,
persecuted for being A parish
followers of Jesus Christ, Christia
not for their belonging to Church
a local congregation at
Ephesus, Galatia, Corinth, or
Thessalonica. It did not matter to the
unbelievers where the believers met;
what drove them to murder was the
identification that Christians had
with the person and teachings of
Jesus Christ. His resurrection
brought about a wave of


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Gainesville.
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and realize


persecution,
because in His
Ascension, His
presence was
actually multiplied
in the earth through
those who believed
and proclaimed His
Gospel.
What is
different in our
time is this
per sonal
identification of
Christians with
their Savior. We
must abandon the
false honor of our
political, social,
and religious labels
that our only


identification in a dark and perverse
world is our identification as sons
and daughters of our Heavenly
Father, through the merits of Jesus
Christ. Through the Holy Spirit,
Christians are baptized into a living
fellowship, a heavenly family, an


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eternal relationship with the Triune
God, actually sharing in the very life
of God.
The moment that we accept the
truth of this union we have with God
and with one another, we have taken
a giant leap forward in clearly seeing
the empty honor of our religious
labels and affiliations. We are set
free to live as redeemed and adopted
children of God, who are inspired to
share the Gospel with those who are
ignorant and unbelieving.
We are thus inspired to see the
world that was created, inhabited,
and redeemed, in the person ofJesus
Christ. We view our fellowman,
even our enemies, as those who
were so loved by God, that He sent
His only begotten Son into the world
to save them, not condemn them. It
is for this reason that St Peter could
instruct the Church to "submit to


every human institution, whether to
a king as the one in authority, or to
governors as sent by God." Without
seeing the saving work of Christ as
inclusive for the entire human race,
St. Peter's words would have been
ridiculous, as it was the kings and
the governors who were persecuting
and putting to death the believers. It
is no surprise that he ends his
statement with the words, "Honor
all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear
God. Honor the King."
The early Church did not hide
from the world but rather it won the
entire Empire to the Gospel by
proclaiming that God was in Christ
reconciling the world to Himself,
not counting their trespasses to
them. Men such as Irenaeus,
Tertullian, and Justin Martyr wrote
lengthy letters to unbelieving
governments. explaining the


EVENTS fAround the Heartlands
Continued from page A4


Bronson, Florida. Come One, Come
All. Come be blessed through the
moving of the Holy Spirit with
anointed singing and the preaching of
the "Word Of God."Evangelist will
be Minister Rashawnda Young-
Washington, Gainesville, Florida.
Superintendent is Dr. L. B. Nelson,
Host Pastor. For more information or
directions, please call Dr. L. B.
Nelson 352-495 2113 or Vincent
Washington 352-281 2577.
mSafety Sunday will be held May
20 at North Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church. At 9:30 am., there will be
breakfast and Sunday School. At
10:45, Florida Highway Patrol Lt
Mike Burroughs will be Special
Guest Speaker. At 12:30 p.m., a
Barbeque Picnic Dinner will be
served. Special demonstrations by
the Florida Highway Patrol and the
LaCrosse Fire Department will be at
1:30 p.m. The church is located at


25330 NW CR 239, Alachua (1/4
mile north of 236 and 239
intersection).
*Christian Family Worship
Center is having their 7th Annual
Youth & Young Adult Extravaganza
on Friday, May 18 through Sunday,
May, 20. The theme is "Stepping out
of the Box Part I". Friday Night
Praise Party Bash presenting D. King
and more will be at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday will be announced and will
occur at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 4 p.m.
will be Impact Souljaha from Ocala,
Rev. Joseph M. Giunto. For more
information, contact Elder Letha
Miller at 386-462-7583. The Center
is located at 220 NE lstAvenue, High
Springs. Phone 386-454-2367. Dr.
Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor.
nAntioch Baptist Church Vacation
Bible School, June 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
am. The church is located at 13220
NW 150 Avenue, Alachua. The
phone is 386-462-2549. Elder Willie
J. McKnight, Sr., Pastor
*Hare 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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Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & Larry Pahman
(386) 462-3326

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386-462-2264

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Temporary Location
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua (in the old Post Office)
Service Times:


Sunday


9:00-10:15am


10:30- I1:00am
Life Grou.s
meet at various times during the week.
SWednesday
Sruderrnit ntstry 7:13pm

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


HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes for AllAges 9:30 am.
Worship 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m.
highspringscofc@alltel.net
Minister: Wayne Rodgers (386)454-2930

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 262Avenue

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
.i (352) 51V-7047


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SA parish ofthe Christian Episcopal Chwuch
Where worship is our central act
SWhere 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


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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 am.-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study,

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


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

Christ.an Lfe 'Fellowabip
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.mWorship 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 150thAvenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549


Service Times
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Youth Service Wed. 7-30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
386-454-1563
www.impactfamilychurch.com
0 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachud


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 afriendy church has ended.

St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& 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
VVORC.OF ENCOURAGEMENT 3864628454
Pastor, Mik( '-ee


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 Henry M. Rodgers
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510
Sunday: Sunday School 10 am., Morning
Worship 11am., 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 Clurch 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 ofChrist by Loling Up
the Name ofChristCome hear the Doctrines.ofGrace


Legacy Baptist Church
S,,,,l. ,'. .i. The Alachua Women's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
(111,411 .iId.dr, School 9:30 am
Church Service -10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pin
Pastor John Jemigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistchurch.org


Loof Life
Assemby 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)
S llukeamechurch@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 T
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


f FrstPresbyterianChurch
S ~ of High Springs
r 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
Locatedon Hwy 27 across fiom Tanblemania
STues.: 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
1A (386)454-2358


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meaning of Christian worship.
They invested their time in making a
clear presentation of the True Faith,
clarifying the meaning of the
Gospel-the Trinity, the
incaration, the sacrifice of God's
Son, and His resurrection and
ascension.
The Christians' calling is simple.
We must know the truth as
proclaimed in the Gospel of Christ
and we must uncompromisingly
commit ourselves to proclaiming
that truth. In our faithfulness to this
calling, we will discover that the
power of the Gospel can tum the
hearts of men. The light of Christ
shines as brightly today as it did on
the first day of creation, ours is to
walk in the light and bring others to
knowledge of Jesus Christ. We
must have no other agenda.
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A6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007


Second graders welcome mail call as



geography lesson spans the globe


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS The
phrase "You've got mail,"
has taken on new meaning
for second graders at High
Springs Community School.
The students are learning
their geography lessons in a
unique way and using the
mail as a learning tool
through a project called Flat
Stanley.
The project is based on a
children's book of the same
name. The main character is
a young boy named Stanley
who somehow became
flattened. Students mail a
relative or a friend a blank
Flat Stanley. The recipient
in turn designs the blank
Flat Stanley in a variety of
ways and then mails it back
to the student.
Once the finished Flat.


Stanleys were mailed back
to the students, second grade
teacher Debra Libengood
hung the finished projects
on a bulletin board in her
classroom. The Flat
Stanleys are as diverse as
the far flung locations where
the drawings came from.
One Stanley was
designed as a Houston
Rockets basketball player,
while another one sported a
Fighting Irish of Notre
Dame theme. There were
also Stanley's mailed from
Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa,
and North Carolina. One
Flat Stanley dressed up in
military gear was sent back
to a student from a U.S.
Soldier serving in Iraq.
Items on display from
other countries included a
Flat Stanley from Germany


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Lloyd said late Tuesday
afternoon that the accident is
still under investigation.
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Accident under

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role in the crash. He adds there
is nothing to believe at this time
that Davis was driving in an
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Second graders discovered that learning can be fun withthe
Flat Stanley geography project.


and an empty bag of German
gummi bears.
Libengood said the
project is helping sharpen
students' social studies and
geography skills. She said
students are becoming more
familiar with different
places around the country
and the world.
"It's been amazing. They
want to know where places
are," said Libengood.
Libengood said once a
student is mailed back a
.completed Flat Stanley, he
or she is required to do a
presentation about their
respective project. She
adds that this particular
project has been one her
students won't forget.
"It's left a big-impression
on the kids," said
Libengood.
Libengood quipped the


project has left second
teachers with mailboxes full
of Flat Stanleys.
"Everytime we go to our
mailbox there's a new Flat
Stanley," said Libengood.
According to Libengood
the learning experience has
been invaluable to the
students.
"It's been an adventure in
stuff they did not know,"
said Libengood.
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Cancer Society."
The all night event kicked
off with the traditional
"Survivors Lap" made up of
local cancer survivors. Laps
around the Santa Fe High
School track continued into the
morning hours as participants
were cheered on by teammates.
Participants also enjoyed food
and live music along with the
scheduled activities for the
marathon event.
Relay For Life allows
people to celebrate those
individuals who have battled


and survived cancer along with
honoring people who have died
from the disease.
Top fundraising teams were
SunState Federal Credit
Union/Alachua Business
League with $3,926, Sandvik
with $2,709.88 and the SAAD
Club of Santa Fe High School
with $1,968.40.
"This money will have a
direct impact in our community
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who gave 18 hours of their time
to Relay for a cure," said
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APD SOFTWARE:
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Current software is outdated


computer software to update
the Computer Assisted
Dispatch program, Records
Management System, and
patrol communications,"
Watson wrote in a press release
Tuesday.
"This software will give our
officers thentools they need to
address the needs of the citizens
ofAlachua," he said.
Watson said the computer
software currently utilized by
the police department is
* outdated and difficult to use
Switch other police agencies.
Alachua Police Chief
Robert Jernigan shared
Watson's assessment of the
-: department's current computer
": software.
"The last system we bought
"was in 1998, and it's so
Outdated that it can take two or
Three days to search the system
for what you need," Jernigan
said.
"The new system will be
able to perform searches in a
matter of seconds and minutes,
and will allow us to network


with other agencies because our
software will be compatible
with that of other agencies."
Watson said the new
software will also allow the
police department to better use
mapping applications and to
integrate various functions
regarding the sharing of
information and data.
"[I] know the critical
necessity of being accurate and
topical in law enforcement
functions and reporting, and
that this will enable the
Department to have the tools
necessary to continue to
function as a highly
professional unit," Watson
further stated in the press
release.
Watson said at Monday's
city commission meeting that
he decided to use Singer's
donation to purchase the new
software because he was aware
of the police department's
hardships using its current,
outdated systems.
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Student assisted with many

Newberry projects


department, while working full
time with the department
during the summer months.
Newberry City Planner Lowell
Garrett said the partnership
enables Newberry to .foster a
productive relationship with
UF, and at the same time have
access to resources available at
the University.
"It's a win-win proposition
on both sides," said Garrett.
Garrett admits not everyone
who participates in the program
will stay in Newberry when the
work term is over, but said the
practical training the student
receives during the program
'may have an opportunity for a
permanent position in
Newberry if one is available
once the student is doing \'tllh
his or her studies.
According to Garrett part of
the concept of the partnership
between Newberry and UF was
to provide the planning
department with some
assistance along 'with being


able to use resources from the
University. Garrett said the
cost of the program is
approximately $21,000.
Chris Knitner was the first
student selected for the
program and is graduating from
UF this month with a Masters.
Degree in Urban and Regional
Planning. Garrett said Knitner
has been an asset to Newberry
with a variety of projects.
Knitner has assisted with grant
programs and providing help
with Newberry's designation as
a Main Street program.
Newberry City Manager
Keith Ashby said the program
is invaluable in two ways.
Ashby said the student is able
to further his or her education
and at the same time give
Newberry a highly motivated
employee.
"It's a positive environment
for everyone involved," said
Ashby.
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The Melrose Connection



Railroad Days Festival


Special to Alachua County Today


Historic Melrose is celebrating its
"Connection" to the late 1800's Cross
Florida Railroad constructed by Levy
SYulee.
On Friday, June 1, around Heritage
Park, two art galleries and the antique store
will be operi and there will be a church
organ recital. Other local restaurants will be
open with food and entertainment.
On Saturday, June 2, at Heritage Park
there will be food, music, arts and crafts
and antiques for sale. The Daurer Museum
will be open to the public.
At Melrose Bay Park there will be food,
,music, kayaks, boat rides and children's
activities; including clowns, face painting
& more. The local Cub Scouts will be
running their Soap Box Derby from here to
the public boat ramp.
Browse around town and view National
Historic Buildings; ride the hayride shuttle
between the two parks; and enjoy the art
exhibits at two Art Galleries.
Schedule:
Friday, June 1, 4-10 p.m. Organ recital,
Art Galleries, Antiques store, local music
spots
Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hayride shuttles to all events.
Heritage Park Food, music, arts &
crafts, antiques, Daurer Museum, 1890's
store & more
Melrose Bay Park Food, music, boat
rides; children's activities: clowns, face
painting & more
Around town Cub Scout Soapbox
Derby, Nat'l Historic Bldgs Art Galleries
Melrose's Connection History:
The Melrose founding fathers were far
thinking in their plans to develop the area
into a vibrant community.'Starting in 1879,
they founded a company which dredged a


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back to the evacuated area.
When asked, what the
atmosphere was like inside the
Shelter, Mager said everything
was peaceful and organized
inside the church turned
makeshift shelter.
On Tuesday afternoon
Mager said there was a definite
possibility a shelter would be
open near Gainesville because
of the heavy smoke that has
been dominating Alachua
County and the outlying
regions. According to Mager,
by Tuesday afternoon the blaze
has covered 16,000 acres, 2,000
in Alachua County. With the
windy conditions Alachua
County has recently
experienced the hazards of the
wildfires become even greater
for residents.
According to Alachua
County Fire Rescue
spokesperson Megan Crandall,
activity was on the upswing at
the site of the fires Tuesday
afternoon because of winds and
decreasing humidity. Crandall
advised at that time for
residents to prepare for the
wildfires by making sure
everyone was ready to evacuate
and have everything packed at a
moment's notice. About family
pets Crandall recommended to
board the pet, and not leave one
behind at a residence.
By Tuesday evening, a
Shelter in Alachua County had
been opened at the Trinity
United Methodist Church, 4000
NW 53rd Ave. On Wednesday
morning Red Cross Emergency
Service Director Maryann
irigsby said th4 shelter was
closed by nine in the evening


due to no one staying at the
facility. The Red Cross
partnered with the Alachua
County Health Department
who operated a Special Needs
Shelter on the same site.
Crandall reported that the
fires near Waldo were
contained as of Wednesday
morning. Efforts were being
focused on a fire more
northerly of Waldo in Bradford
County, Crandall said. Because
of the severity of the fires, a
state of emergency has been
declared for Bradford County,
and Alachua County has issued
an advisory for people who
suffer respiratory ailments to
stay clear of the outdoors.
Waldo City Manager Kim
Worley said even with the thick
smoke that dominated the skies
of Waldo, everything has gone
smoothly and according to plan
in the area. She said fire
response teams have been
working non-stop trying to
control the blaze. Worley said
the slow process does get
frustrating at times.
"It's a frustrating process
because you have to sit and
wait," said Worley.
Mager said in the event of
an evacuation it's a must to
bring pillows and a blanket to a
shelter along with medicine if
needed. She said shelters might
not be the ideal place to spend
an evening, but is sometimes
necessary when dangerous
conditions threaten a
community.
"It's not the Ritz Carlton,
but we're giving you what we
can," said Mager.
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canal from Little Lake Santa Fe to Lake
Alto, and from there to Waldo. The canal
bordered a railroad spur to the Yulee's
cross-Florida railroad.
Upon completion, Melrose was a lake
port for many years. The docks were in the
vicinity of Bayview which is located on
Melrose Bay at the foot of Quail Street.
Bayview was the home of Mckendrie
"Mac" Lambdin, who served as dockmaster
for many years.
This provided transportation to ship
their citrus products to northern markets
and bring tourists to Melrose this was The
Melrose Connection.
There was also a separate rail line from
Green Cove Springs to Melrose which was
not part of the cross-Florida railroad, but
also served Melrose with connections to the
St. John's River and the steamboat
commerce there, with steamboats running
between Jacksonville, Middleburg and
Palatka.
Also there was an enterprising local
citizen that later ran a short railroad from
Melrose to Orange Heights, which wasn't
part of either of the other two lines.
This all came to an end after a pair of
harsh winter freezes in 1895 and 1897
which destroyed the agriculture commerce,
leading to the demise of the steamboat
viability. Melrose became locked in time
and today boosts of a number of historic
homes that are now listed on the National
Register of Historic Buildings.
The Florida Railroad, built before the
Civil War to provide a coast-to-coast rail
shipping route, stretched 155 miles from
Fernandina on the Atlantic to Cedar Key on
the Gulf. The line opened up the sparsely
settled interior of the state for development.
Train stations popped up along the tracks,
and towns began to flourish around them.


By the 1880s the landscape was etched with
iron rails. Tourists arrived in style to enjoy
Florida's balmy breezes, and growers sent
carloads of oranges and fresh produce to
northern markets. The timber, turpentine,
and phosphate industries depended on the
railroads to haul their products as well.
Railroads represented progress and boosted
Florida's economy. African-Americans
provided much of the labor for building the
railroads and found steady work
maintaining the tracks and manning some
of the shops.
Yulee Railroad Days has been
celebrated the first weekend in June,
beginning in 2004. The linear festival
follows the route of the historic cross-state
Florida Railroad, and an array of events
showcases the rich historical, cultural, and
natural attractions of the heart of North
Florida.
Since 1995, Yulee Day has been
celebrated in the City of Archer. In 2004 the
festival expanded into a three-day event
involving historic towns in Alachua County
and its environs that owe their existence to
the railroads. Other cities and towns along
the Florida Railroad's route also joined for
a truly regional celebration, tracing the
Florida Railroad's original route, stretching
155 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the
Gulf of Mexico.
Yulee Railroad Days gives everyone a
chance to indulge in railroad nostalgia, to
learn a bit more about the pioneer past, to
have fun, and to share Alachua County's
heritage and history. Join in the fun at the
2006 Yulee Railroad Days, June 2, 3, and 4.
The full week of celebration will be from
June 1-7.
Visit www.yuleerailroaddays.org for
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A8 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY VOICE OF THE HEARTLANDS THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007





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A century of motherly tradition


How many times has
the public been
bombarded with
testimonials about
some supposed life
changing moment that was
precipitated solely by using a
"wonder" product? Testimonials,
otherwise known as outrageous
advertising claims, of losing 20
pounds in four days while sleeping
and simultaneously eating
chocolate, or slathering on a super
secret formula wonder cream that
transforms even Yoda into fashion
model material, are bogus. Most
reasonable people see through these
highly exaggerated and dubious
assertions.
Products of this nature rarely
change lives other than to deplete
the pocketbooks of the unwary
public. Changes of greatest
magnitude and sustainability are
most often the results of changes in
lifestyles and are influenced through
attentive nurturing, not overnight,
and most certainly not with three
easy payments of $29.95.
Heads up in the next 25 words
or so, this columnist is going to
share with you what may be the
most important and nurturing thing
you need to remember this year.


Actually, this can be accomplished
in two words: Mother's Day.
That's it, this is the only
reminder you will receive from this
columnist that Mother's Day is
around the corner. For 100 years
Mother's Day has been celebrated


on the second Sunday
in May, and this year
the date is May 13.
And nobody wants to
be caught on the short
end of such an
auspicious occasion of
far reaching
consequences.


It is difficult to
imagine there is
anyone in this country .
not aware that this
fine occasion ELLEN B
honoring mothers is Today C
nearing. The Easter
bunny and his regalia
of baskets, eggs, flowers and candy
were quickly relegated to the
discount racks to make space on
store shelves for the newest crop of
Hallmark paraphernalia. And much
like the wisdom in ensuring that
your beloved has an enjoyable
Valentine's Day, as opposed to a
miserable one that won't soon be-
forgotten, Mother's Day is one


holiday that should be
commemorated with all due pomp
and circumstance, and rightly so.
It's hard to visualize where we'd
all be without the guidance ard well,
motherly advice of mothers: How
many times while growing up did


OUKARI
columnist


we hear the preventative
medicine approach to
life doled out by our
maternal protectors?
'Always wear clean
underwear you never
know when you'll be in
an accident" or "Don't
put that in your mouth,
you don't know where
it's been" or "Don't
make that face or it'll
freeze that way" (also a
favorite of
grandmothers) or
"Close that door! Were
you raised in a barn?"


or "If you can't say something nice,
don't say anything at all" or my
personal favorite: "What if everyone
jumped off a cliff? Would you do it,
too?"
Naturally, mothers also tackle the
seemingly insurmountable task of
molding uncivilized and completely
unsocialized little beings of


egocentric energy and transforming
them into acceptable, and
occasionally admirable, little people
who grow up to become, for the
most part, good bigger people.
Mothers offer nurturing advice
such as "If you want something
badly enough to work hard for it and
never give up, there will be nothing
on earth that can stand in your way"
or every mother's favorite advice to
her daughter: "It's as easy to fall in
love with a rich man as it is a poor
man" or "Always part as friends, not
enemies" or "You can catch more
flies with honey than vinegar"
(another favorite of grandmothers).
Mothers are excellent field
generals of the home front, tending
to all aspects in their purview from
skinned knees to last minute science
projects to ground beef prepared a
gazillion ways and often posing as a
gourmet meal complete with
crunchy little crudites that women
love and most men disdain. With all
the expertise required to nurture
children and run a household, as one
sharp analyst put it: Nobody could
afford mothers if they were paid a
fair wage. That may be a slight
exaggeration as it's entirely possible
that Bill Gates could probably
manage to scrape together a few


coins for such a worthy investment
And of course since a significant
percentage of mothers work outside
the home as well as inside, mothers
are indeed a hearty lot adept at
switching 'home and hearth for the
business world with panache and
style. In other words, mothers own
the can-do attitude they strive to
instill in their children.
So on that special day when
children honor their mothers with
cards, gifts, and flowers, get off
your can and do something for that
mom in your life. And by the way,
just as mothers come in all shapes,
colors and sizes, so too do gifts.
Moms appreciate a gift from the
heart, in the form of a few loving
words, as much if not more than the
store-bought paraphernalia. But that
doesn't mean one shouldn't buy
something -just in case. After all, a
century of success can't be all bad.


Agree, disagree, don't care?
Contact Ellen via email at
ellen@alachuatoday.com Just
remember, if you don't want your
mama to read it, don't send it!
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LuTTERS To EDIT OR_____


Dogs deserve better
Recently. %\hen I was
driving home on C.R. 235. I
sa%% a dog tied to a chain in a
fenced vard \ith no shelter
and no after This \\as in
plain \ie\\ of a \er) busy
county road. I immediately)
call Animal Services at 352-
264-6870. They responded
in less than one hour and
cited the owner and gave
them 24 hours to fix the
shelter for the dog.
I am very thankful for
their quick response.
My concern is why had
this problem been ignored
by the hundreds of
passersby. I do not believe
people realize that' it is
Florida law that water and
shelter be provided at all
times and the chain must be
three times the dog's body
length if you must tie the
dog outside.
This should not be
allowed by the residents of
Alachua County in my
opinion.


Please tell everyone to
speak for those that can not
speak for themsel es.
"The greatness of a
nation and its moral progress
can be judged b\ the way its
animals are treated" -
Gandhi.


Janet


the same parent who used
profanity loudly last year,
and I \\as surprised that he
was allowed to be back this
year. He has been
reprimanded for his behavior
before.
I witnessed the entire


Clauson incident of which h she \rote,
and it certainly did not play
Alachua that way.


Lutman's version of
soccer game misleading
I am a resident of High
Springs and attend practices
and games for the City of
High Springs Soccer League
with my grandson.
I was present at the
practice referred to in your
Letter to Editor column,
dated May 3, 2007, and I
was shocked to read Ms.
Lutman's description of the
events of that evening.
Nothing she said in her letter
could be further from the
truth. She could not have
beep there.
The parent involved is


Two players locked feet
and both went down. This is
not unusual; after all. soccer
is played \ ith the feet. Both
players were fine and were
ready to resume practice.
when this parent started
screaming and ran out on the
field, accusing the other
child of tripping his child,
swearing and name calling at
the assistant coach. This was
in front of all the children on
the team, and they were in
the state of shock. These are
seven- and eight-year-old
children. The man was
ordered from the field, but as
soon as he returned to his
seat, he started screaming to
his child to "get even."


E\er) one
shocked at
behavior.


present was
this man's


The police were called
and the man was asked to
leaxe the field. '
How this story got so
twisted around in Ms.
Lutman's letter is
unbelie able.
No child was "attacked"
and the only
"unsportsmanlike behavior"
"\as from the screaming
parent.
I know this assistant
coach, as do most of the
families of these children.
He is a wonderful
influence on them, teaching
good sportsmanship above
all else.
He has never promoted
violence- and would not
tolerate it.
It is very important to
have true facts and correct
information before you write
to a paper.


I can attest to the truth of
my letter, as can many other
parents.
It's a shame that anyone
can verbally attack a fine
man who gives up his
personal time to teach our
children sports. What's
worse, is that they would lie,
and they did.
Edna Peyton
High Springs


Waste Pro
drivers


stands by its


We at Waste Pro strongly
disagree with the statement
in last Thursday's paper


Letters to the Editor should
be brief and to the point, typed, if
possible, and double-spaced.
Letters may be shortened due to
space constraints.
Letters must be signed and
include the writer's address and
phone number to be considered
for publication. s
Letters are subject to editing.


"High Springs resident says
Waste Pro drivers are
unsafe."
To say "Waste Pro
drivers" puts a label on
hundreds of Very Safe
Drivers \\ho work very hard
to keep our cities clean. This
article did make my phone
start ringing with
compliments to our drivers. I
just got off the phone with
Mr. Paul Ley of Newberry,
who said, "I want to thank
you for great service".
Jeff Payne
Division Manager,
Waste Pro


Generally, only one letter from
the same writer will be printed
each issue.
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POLICE REPORTS


Alachua Police Department
The following information was
provided by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective Dacry
Lloyd.
D.U.I. Arrest
*On May 1, 2007 at 11:32 p.m.,
officers responded to the area of US
441 and SR 235 for a reckless
driver. Citizens called to report a
female that appeared drunk got
behind the wheel of a car. Upon
arrival officers observed a white
Chevy nearly strike another
vehicle. Officers made contact with
the driver, 66 year old Helen
Wright ofAlachua. Wright's eyes
were bloodshot red and unable to


maintain her balance while
standing. After failing the field
sobriety test, Wright was placed
under arrest. Wright's blood
alcohol test results were .269. The
legal limit in Florida is .08. Wright
was arrested for Driving Under the
Influence.
Warrant Arrest
*On May 3, 2007 at 4:09 p.m.,
officers made contact with 21-year-
old Kevin Hankinson of Alachua
at NW 125 Street and NW 147
Lane. A computer check revealed
that Hankinson had an outstanding
warrant for Violation of Probation
out of Alachua County with a $276
bond. Hankinson was taken into
custody for a iolation of Probation


Warrant.
Failure to Register Tag Since
1997
"On May 3, 2007 at 6 am., officers
made contact with 64-year-old
Alphonso Singleton of Alachua.
Singleton' s tag had expired in
1997. A computer check confirmed
that Singleton was driving with an
expired tag. Singleton was arrested
for driving with an expired tag.
Narcotics Arrest
On May 4, 2007 at 11:54 p.m.,
officers made contact with 39-year-
old Mark Stevens of High Springs,
pursuant to a traffic stop. Stevens'
Pennsylvania State tag had expired.


A consensual search was
completed and officers located
crack cocaine in the interior
compartment of Stevens vehicle.
Stevens was placed under arrest for
possession of cocaine.
High Springs Police Department
Today Staff Report
mOn.May 1, 2007 at 6:59 p.m. Jack
Thomas reported to High Springs
Police that his wife, Ordinette's, car
was stolen from 235 SW 8th
Avenue between the hours of 10:30
p.m. on April 30 and 6:50 a.m. the
next morning. There are no known
suspects at this time.
.Charles Williams reported to
High Springs Police that his
business, WilliamsAuction, located
on 25961 West U.S. Highway 27
was burglarized during the
overnight hours of April 20, 2007.


Crime Stoppers Most


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Intemet more than ever
have Intemet access fro:
For many children, the
isn't simply a convenier
research or a fun afte
activity it's a big part
social life. Emailing and
with friends are children
common online activity
studying and playing ga
like many other social s


some kids bully other kids online.
using the Cyberbullying is similar to
and most other types of bullying, except it
m home. takes place online and through text
Intemet messages sent to cell phones.
it way to Cyberbullies can be classmates,
-r school online acquaintances, and even
t of their anonymous users, but most often
chatting they do know their victims. Some
n's most examples of ways kids bully
ies, after online are by sending mean or
mes. But threatening emails, instant
situations, messages or text messages.
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Cyberbullies can also exclude
someone from an instant
messenger buddy list or blocking
their email for no reason; trick
victims into revealing personal or
embarrassing information about
themselves, which they then send
to others, and break into.
someone's email or instant
message account to send cruel or
untrue messages while posing as
that person.
Victims of cyberbullying


experience many of the same
effects as children who are bullied
in person, such as a drop in grades,
low self-esteem, a change in
interests and depression.

Cyberbullying victims may feel
worse than traditional bullying
victims because the bullying takes
place in the children's homes and
cyberbullies often say things
online they wouldn't say in person
or hide behind fictional screen
names.


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Michael D.
Washington
Jr.
Black Male,
01/09/1987
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'6", 135 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine with
Intent to Sell


02/25/1977
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'8", 180 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Sale &
Possession of
Cocaine


Darrell L. Demetrius L.
Johnson Cox
Black Male, Black Male,
09/11/1978 08/17/1986
Black Hair, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes Brown Eyes
5'6", 180 Ibs 5'4", 132 Ibs


Currently
wanted for:
Dealing in
Stolen Property


Currently
wanted for:
Forgery


10/28/1954
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'11", 185 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Violation of
Domestic
Violence
Injunction


Epnrom
Cray
Black Male,
02/06/1985
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
6'0", 195 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Robbery


Harold
James
Black Male,
1/18/84
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'11"

Currently
wanted for:
Resist Officer
without
violence,
Criminal
Mischief











Antonio
Dunmore
Black Male,
3/17/86
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5"08

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud, Dealing
in stolen
property


Anthony
Johnstone
White Male,
8/30/87
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'10"

Currently
wanted for:
Giving false ID
to law
enforcement,
No valid license


Aldea E.
Moore
White Female,
04/19/1980
Brown Eyes,
Brown Hair
5'6", 135 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Trafficking in
Stolen Property


Timothy Hall
White Male,
12/13/83
Black Brown
Hair, Hazel
Eyes
5'08"'

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud (2
counts), Larceny
(2 counts),
Dealing in
stolen property
(2 counts)


Stephanie T.
Jenkins
Black Female,
09/30/1983
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'3", 120 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud


Twana S.
Robinson
Black Female,
08/21/1973
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'6", 125 lbs

Currently
wanted for:
Aggravated
Assault with a
Deadly Weapon


Erick D.
Fischer
Black Male,
04/04/1977
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
6'4", 250 lbs

Currently
wanted for:
Child Abuse,
Resisting Law
Enforcement


Bobby 3. Walter B.
Wilson Ellis
White Male, Black Male
01/13/1959 01/29/197
Brown Eyes, Brown Eyes


Brown Hair
5'8", 165 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Theft


1
S,


Black Hair
6'1", 195 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine


Review the pictures above. If you know the
location of any of these wanted individuals, please
contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-181 or remain anonymous by calling
Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.


Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
DO NOT APPROACH OR ATTEMPT TO
APPREHEND ANY OF THESE INpIVIDUALS.
IF NECESSARY, CALL 911.


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Theodore N. Willie M.
Johnson Jr. Lewis
Black Male, Black Male,


What should I do?


Items valued at over $300 were
stolen from the business.
,On April 29, 2007 High Springs
Police conducted a traffic stop at
the 900 block of NW Santa Fe
Boulevard of a SUV driven by 28-
year-old Michael Reyes of 1550
NE 127thLane inBranford. Police
discovered Reyes had a suspended
license for child support
delinquenmL Re>es '.ias issued a
amrnin for running a stop sign and
gixen a ciLttion for a suspended
license.
(On April 9. 2007l Jessica Peace.
\%ho is the manage of the High
Spring Br;.ach of Jackson He-i\in
located at the \\inn Dixle shopping
center on 202i: 1 U S. 4-11, reported
that a deposit from one of the files
Sere stolen. Police found no forced
entry inside the place of business.
*On May 4, 2007 High Springs
Police arrested 36-year-old


Richard Becker of 21108 NW
210th Avenue for Violation of
Parole out of Alachua County.
Becker was soon transported to the
Alachua County Jail with a bond of
$3,000.
*On May 5, 2007 High Springs
Police conducted a routine traffic
stop at the 18200 block of U.S. 441
and arrested 53-year-old David
Hudgens of 24021 NW 122nd
Avenue in Alachua for DUI and
drug possession.
*On April 30,2007 at 9:09 p.m. 39-
year-old Kenneth Stephens of 430
NW 13th Street in High Springs
entered a vehicle belonging to Tara
Thomas at 310 SW 4th Avenue
and started to attack Michael
Williamson, who was a passenger
in the vehicle with Thomas.
Stephens was arrested on charges
of aggravated battery.


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the recipient of the Police
Officer of the Year award.
"During this past year,
Carrie has continuously
displayed a positive attitude
towards her job, her
supervisors and the citizens
she serves," Jernigan said.
Jernigan noted that Lund
went above and beyond her
routine duties as an
investigator by having
responsibilities in other
police department activities.
He also noted her
involvement, as a volunteer
in the community with the
City of Alachua's Police
Explorer Post.
"It is moments like this,
when the members of
Alachua's Chamber of
Commerce present an award
to an officer, that makes all
of us, as law enforcement
officers, feel appreciated by
our community," Lund said.
Immediate past president
of the Chamber of
Commerce John Nemmers
said the Business of the Year
is chosen by a vote of the
chamber's board of directors
on nominations made by
members of businesses that
have helped the community
or the Chamber of

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adjacent to it, making the
entire commercial zone 3.38
acres in size.
A street, 152nd Place,
currently separates the two
parcels of land and would
have to be vacated for the
proposed construction to
occur. Vacating the street
would require separate action
by the city commission, but
concern had been raised at a
previous commission meeting
by some members of the
community, including
Commissioner Jean
Calderwood, over losing the
street, which Calderwood said
is used by schoolchildren


achua County Today gets award Alchua extends manufactured


home moratorium


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ADAM BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Alachua Police Department Detective Carrie Lund accepts the
Officer of the Year award from Chief Robert Jernigan during the
Alachua Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.


Commerce the most over the
past year.
Don James said the
Alachua County Today
exemplifies, these qualities
through its extensive
community involvement.
"We are honored to
receive this prestigious
award, are glad to serve the
'Good Life Community,'
and look forward to future
service," Alachua County
Today Managing Editor
Bryan Boukari said.
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Special to Alachua County Today
Adam Boukari accepts the
Business of the Year award
on behalf of Alachua County
Today.


Ddestrian path part of plan


walking from Alachua
Elementary and Mebane
Middle Schools.
Calderwood had
suggested a compromise
would be to construct a
pedestrian path across the,
property in the absence of
152nd Place. The city
commission and city staff
concurred with Calderwood
and decided to suggest the
pedestrian path whenever the
issue was officially brought
before the commission.
In response, the developer
submitted a conceptual site
plan with a six-foot wide
walkway that would serve to


connect State Road 235 with
Main Street, addressing
Calderwood's concerns.
Alachua City Planner
Mike Sherman, however,
voiced safety concerns over
the walkway's proposed
location, as he said it would
be located too close to a
driveway.
Calderwood was
optimistic about working any
problems out, though, stating
that the applicant had been
compliant with every
commission request
concerning pedestrian
impacts.
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By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
A moratorium preventing
new permits for manufactured
housing in Alachua has been
extended 91 days.
The Alachua City
Commission voted
unanimously Monday night to
extend the emergency
ordinance enacted Feb. 26,
2007 declaring the moratorium
until July 28.
Alachua City Manager
Clovis Watson, Jr. was
motivated to request the
original issuance of the
moratorium by apparent"
changes to state laws governing
manufactured and mobile
homes which appear to conflict
with Alachua's Land
Development Regulations.
City staff is still in the


process of gathering
information to formulate a
recommendation to the
commission, which has
prompted the moratorium's
extension.
The 91 day extension would
require staff to have a
recommendation on or before
the commission meeting on July
16.
Assistant City Manager
Danielle Judd said she doesn't
foresee the need for additional
extensions, as she said staff's
recommendation should be
ready in time.
Florida law preempts local
regulation, so Alachua's
regulations will require
revision.
Current staff analysis
indicated that the City should
revisit the design standards for


manufactured housing as stated
in its LDRs
Current Alachua regulations
do not have any designated
zones for manufactured
housing.
Adopted in February of last
year, Alachua's LDRs allow the
placement of manufactured
homes in all residential zoning
districts.
City Attorney .Marian Rush
said at the Feb. 26 meeting that
it is difficult for cities to deal
with zoning issues concerning
manufactured housing since it is
illegal to discriminate against
them.
She added that a city can
only act concerning
manufactured homes if other
houses are being devalued.
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By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS High Springs Main Street
Program Manager David Crawford's routine
phone call to the offices of the Florida Main
Street Program turned out to be anything but
routine. Crawford didn't expect to hear from the
person he was talking to on the other line that the
High Springs Main Street Program had been
named Community of the Month for May.
Communities chosen for the honor are
selected based on the respective cities'
participation in the Florida Main Street Program.
High Springs was designated as a Main Street
Program in 2005. During the 18 months since the
designation, High springs has hosted the Bikefest
event, purchased new street lamps, and added


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benches to the downtown area.
Under the, watch of the High Springs Main
Street Program six new businesses have opened
in the area, 23 new jobs have been created, and
volunteers have given 1,572 hours of their time to
the High Springs community.. Crawford credits
volunteers and City staff for the program's
success.
"It speaks volumes about the people of our
community," said Crawford..
Crawford said he was excited that the monthly
honor of being named community of the month
will bring more attention to High Springs.
"I was appreciative and excited to get more
publicity for the program," said Crawford.
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Two properties not annexed


parcel is owned by a single landowner.
A few properties are located along County
Road 241 in the Shaw Farms area. One parcel
of 140 acres is located along Burnett's Lake
Road. Two other parcels lie along County
Road 235, and an additional one labeled
Tillman Property is located on the same road
but on the town's furthermost western and
southern boundaries.
Five of the proposed voluntary annexations
had previously met with great criticism by
residents from the Turkey Creek neighborhood
during a city commission meeting in December
2006. Those parcels totaled some 283 acres
which lie adjacent to the large golf course


community. Residents in the area
argued that annexing the land into
the city would increase the
chances of it being developed.
They also said they feared it
would push wildlife out of the
area.
At the last commission
meeting on April 16, opposition
was minimal as John Freeland,
owner of a more than 200-acre
parcel in question, reiterated from
the December meeting that he
had no intention of developing
the land.
The first step toward allowing
the annexations occurred at the
Alachua City Commission
meeting on Dec. 18, 2006, when
the commission adopted an
Urban Services Report (USR)


that determines a property's proximity to water
and wastewater infrastructure, provides
information on the property's location and
character, and provides a five-year outlook on the
potential delivery and provision of urban
services.
The USR was then submitted to the Board of
County Commissioners, which raised objections
to three of the proposed areas, resulting in
holding two of the areas, the O'Steen and
Scholfield parcels, in abeyance and reducing the
annexation request of the third area, the Hewett
parcel, in size.
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set for


Panthers


and Raiders

* Newberry and Santa Fe's
annual meeting will once
again kickoff season


By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer


A s the 2006-07 school year draws
to a close, the Newberry and
Santa Fe High School football
teams will each show a glimpse
of what its respective fans might be in store
for come the fall.
Both the Panthers and Raiders are in the
middle of spring practice and will each
conclude their month-long session with a
scrimmage game.
Newberry is set to play
Buchholz in its spring
game at Citizens' Field
on May 25, while Santa
Fe is scheduled to host
Suwannee for its spring
Matchup on May 18.
Keeler But it is the annual
Newberry and Santa Fe gridiron grudge
match that signals that high school football
is back and that another school year has
begun, at least for those living in the
Alachua/High Springs and Newberry area.
The Panthers will host the Raiders on
August 31 at 7:30 p.m. to kickoff the 2007
season as the schedules of both clubs were.
recently released. A year ago, Newberry
SCHEDULES on page B3


Ham credits hometown



communities for success


SSanta Fe wins Class
4A, District-3 title


By MIKE DARZOA
Today Sports Writer


High Springs native Tracy Ham is
known as a lot of things to a lot of
people.
Some identify him as a great former
Santa Fe High School athlete.
Some distinguish him as an
outstanding college football


'Because of
the number of
possible
candidates that
could be
selected, you
don't exactly
sit around
thinking about
getting into the
Hall of Fame
too much."
Tracy Ham
Former Santa Fe
Football Player


quarterback.
And, others
may simply
know him as a
successfull3-
year veteran of
the Canadian
Football
League.
But, the ones
who know Ham
the best might
now admit he is
known for
something
entirely
different.
He is


apparently one
of the world's worst secret keepers.
That's because on April 30 the day
before his 43rd birthday Ham
received a letter from the National
Football Foundation and College Hall
of Fame notifying him that he would
be selected to enter the College
Football Hall of Fame in an official,


Special to Alachua County Today
Former Santa Fe football standout Tracy Ham is going to be inducted into
the College Football Hall of Fame in mid-July of this year.
nationwide press announcement on Tuesday when it was officially
May 1, but to keep it a secret until announced," Ham said with a laugh.
then. "Well, I had to tell my wife. And
"They sent me the letter on Monday, then I figured I would just tell my
but asked me not to tell anybody until HAM on page B5


Panthers inwee two of spring practice

."'A" ^wirr nlavoff" drnnlyht


S N ewberry to play
Buchholz in spring
game at Citizens'
Field on May 25
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Current Newberry senior running back Antwan Ivey goes through
some practice drills Tuesday during his team's spring practice.


N


ewberry
School
football
Tommy
said


High
head
coach
Keeler
spring


practice gives him something to
look forward to at the end of
each school day and that it also
breaks up the end of the year


arag.
While there are probably a lot
of coaches who would agree
with him, it is a safe bet that
there are also some who
wouldn't mind coaching the
Panthers this spring and into the
fall as well.
Led by standout running back
Antwan Ivey, a Class 2B first-
team all-state pick last season,
Newberry returns a majority of
its personnel from last season's
6-5 team that advanced to the
regional playoffs. The Panthers
lost 12 seniors from last year's
club, which ended a four-year


pla.YVII Uy erI.
"When you come in and
basicallyyou have your whole
offensive line back and
quarterback and running back,
that's a good thing coming into
this year," said Keeler, who is
preparing for his third season at
Newberry in the fall. "SWe lose
some starters and a lot of
seniors, but we have three
positions we really need to have
somebody step up and fill."
The coach said that his club
will need to plug holes at two
defensive lineman spots, as well
NEWBERRY on page B6


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and the



other
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Columnist
Gridiron gist
It's nice to see the area
high school football teams
getting back at it. Every year
without fail, as soon as the
high school sports season
ends, spring football is just
right around the corner.
Newberry and Santa Fe high
schools have been hard at
work after school each day
trying to get things in order
in time for their spring
jamborees.
Newberry, under the
direction of third-year head
coach Tommy Keeler, is
trying to fine tune and fill
some vacant positions. The
Panthers have plenty to be
excited about with the return
of standout running back
Antwan Ivey who ran all
over the competition last
season.
Meanwhile, the Raiders
aren't in the fine tuning
stages just yet. Santa Fe is
still adjusting to new head
coach Bart Brooks and the
system he's trying to
implement in his program. A
huge plus for the Raider
football team is the amount
of players that have come out
to participate in spring
football. There are roughly
70 athletes in the program.
Newberry plays Buchholz
on May 25 for its spring
game, while Santa Fe will
face Live Oak Suwannee a
week earlier on May 18.
There's a lot of excitement
surrounding both programs
right now and soon fans will
have an opportunity to see

BOUKARI on page B4


Raiders forced indoors


* Santa Fe practices
in gym due to heavy
smoke from fires


By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer


ALACHUA It wasn't quite
what Santa Fe High School
head football coach Bart
Brooks had planned for practice
Tuesday afternoon. The
wildfires that began burning in
Bradford County have left
Alachua County with plenty of
smoke and ashes throughout the
workweek, and forced Brooks
to change plans for his
program.
Due to the amount of smoke
ui t ihe :i J and tie incertain[, of0


its clearing, the Raiders held
practice in Raider Gym
Tuesday afternoon. Players
were dressed in shoulder pads
and helmets while
wearing shorts and
sneakers.
"It was a lot
different and we had .
to change gears a
little bit," said
Brooks. "It gave us
the opportunity to Brooks
teach and slow it
down. When you get on the
football field it's go, go, go, and
this forced us to slow it down.
"There's a lot of information
thrown at the kids in a short
amount of time, so this gives us
:In opporltriit> to lead'. Gi\


the players credit, they got after
it a little bit. When you're in a
different environment
everything feels fresher."
The Raiders are just a
week away from playing
Live Oak Suwannee in a
spring jamboree and are
making adjustments on
both sides of the ball.
Offensively, Brooks
says his team will run out
of the pro-set, multiple
offense. He plans for his
offense to be based around a
power running game until his
team establishes a passing
game.
"The spring offense is going


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smoke from the Braford County wildfires. 9


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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.
EThe Mid-Florida Officials Association is recruiting
Individuals to become FHSAA Certified Officials. MFOA
serve the following Counties Alachua, Citrus, Columbia,
Dixie, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion & Sumter Counties.
Come join us, you may be the next NFL or NBA official but,
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The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on May 21, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The
hearing will be held in the cafeteria of Alachua Elementary
School, at 13800 NW 152nd Place, Alachua, Florida. The
ordinance title is as follows:

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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the
proposed ordinance and related materials are available for public
inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department, 15100 Main Street, or at the Office of the City Clerk,
15001 NW 140th Street, on any regular business day between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City
Commission meeting. Written comments on the proposed
ordinance may be sent to the following address: City of
Alachua, Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box 9,
Alachua FL 32616. Notice is .given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision
made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a
verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
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...develop your pitching, hitting, and fielding proficiency?
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The lessons will focus on throwing, fielding, bunting,
hitting, baserunning, catching, pitching, and the mental
aspects of the game. All levels of talent and experience are
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Where:

When:
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Session 1: June llth 15th
Session 2: June 18th 22nd
Santa Fe High School Baseball
Field
8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., Mon. Fri.
Players 10 to 14 years old
$75 per week (includes snack and


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*additional concession items will
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What to Bring: baseball pants, glove, bat, cleats, water
bottle, sunscreen, and towel... catcher's equipment (if
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*Any Single day, Monday Thursday $50.00
All weekly participants receive a Free T-Shirt. Campers
also will receive prizes throughout the week while learning a
variety of drill skills covering, infield, outfield, hitting,
pitching and more. Space is limited to 24 students. Santa Fe
High School graduate Alan Bontya will be on hand for the
week. Bontya also played for Charleston Southern
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On April 7, it was Doug Moff who won the 100 lap event at
Bronson making it his second win in a row after taking the
checkered at New Smyrna Speedway on March 17.
"We are really proud of this series:, said Race Director Scott
Jackman. "The car counts have been really good and so have
the races. We love coming to Bronson and this is our last
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count and really good crowd."
Doug Moff goes into race five leading the points but not far
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RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe running backs' coach Wesley Lee addresses his players Tuesday during spring practice.
Lee is a former Raider and Georgia Southern football player.


SANTA FE:
Continued from page B1
to be very vanilla. We're
installing some new plays and
it's a new system," leveled the
first-year head coach. "In the
spring game we won't see the
full offense; it's going to be an
abbreviated offense. It won't
be very complicated. We're
going to try to move the ball
effectively."
The Raiders are still trying to
shift players into the correct
positions and the quarterback
slot is still up for 'grabs.
According to Brooks, three
players are fighting for the job
in the spring.
"We've got three guys vying
for the spot, but we're looking
at five or six," said Brooks.
Those three players include
current sophomore Stephen
Lott who played a backup roll
to starting quarterback Brian
Kaiserauer last season.
Freshman standout Lane
Presnell is also in the hunt for
the job according to Brooks.
Presnell played on the junior
varsity level this past fall and
saw time as the signal caller
toward the end of the season.
The third Raider vying for the
position is a fast junior in
Darian Taylor who saw time at
safety and, wide receiver for
Santa Fe last year.
On the defensive side of the
ball, the Raiders plan on
running a four-four style
package. Brooks says this is
going to put his team in a better
position to stop the run as well
as control the line of
scrimmage.
"In the four-four, it gives you
the opportunity to stop the run
in high school," leveled Brooks.
"I have never seen a team other
than a Tim Tebow type
quarterback that can
consistently beat you with the
throw.
"Having eight men in the box
gives you the opportunity to
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gap penetration is what we're
trying to establish, to make sure
that we're playing on the
opponent's side of the line of
scrimmage."
Brooks takes over a program
that posted a 1-9 record last fall
and has had to face nearly a
complete overhaul of the
coaching staff this spring.
While there has been some
setbacks on the field, Brooks
says the effort has been good.


"Overall I'm very pleased
with the effort and the way the
kids have responded with a lot
of new things," said Brooks.
"Are we where I want us to be?
No, not even close. But I'm
willing to take it because the
effort is so good. If the effort
wasn't good, I wouldn't be able
to sleep at night."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355


SCHInUI i-:
Continued from page B1
snapped its four-game losing
streak to Santa Fe with a 14-6
win at Raider Field.
The Raiders, who still lead
the overall series between the
two teams 13-7, will head to
Panther Stadium under new
direction. Bart Brooks, who
spent the last five years as an
assistant coach at Buchholz,
takes over at Santa Fe for Scott
Pritchett, who resigned. Last
season Santa Fe struggled to a
1-9 finish.
As for Newberry, the
Panthers turned in a 6-5 mark in
2006, which included a berth in
the Class 2B regional playoffs.
Star running back Antwan Ivey
led the way, compiling more
than 1,700 rushing yards, while
scoring at least one touchdown
in 10 of Newberry's 11
contests.
For the next three-plus
months the season-opener
between the two clubs will be
the most anticipated contest,
but each team does have nine
other games to round up their
regular-season schedule.
"I think this schedule is a real
competitive schedule, I like
how it is set up," said Newberry
head coach Tommy Keeler, who
is preparing for his third season
with the Panthers. "I like the
schedule, it's like everything
fits into place."
In the second week of the
season, the Panthers head to
Cross City to face Dixie
County. It was on the road


Santa Fe


Date


Opponent


.ug. 31 Newberrm

Sept. 7 Middleburg

Sept. 14 Taylor Co.


Sept. 21


Dunnellon


Sept. 28 Union Co.


Oct. 5


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe freshman Lane Presnell looks to hand the ball off to
Chris Rico during practice Tuesday afternoon.


West Port


Oct. 12 Su\\annee

Oct. 19 North Marion

Nov. 1 Williston

Nov. 9 Fort White


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against the Bears in the second
week of the 2005 season, where
Keeler earned his first win as
coach of the Panthers. Last fall,
Dixie County downed the
Panthers and has won six of the
last seven meetings between the
two schools.
"Our kids want to beat Dixie
County," Keeler said. "It is a
heated rivalry, the last two years
it has come down to the wire."
Other interesting matchups
on the Newberry slate, include
a trip to fellow Alachua County
School, Hawthorne on Sept. 28
and a visit from Dunnellon on
Oct. 12. Four of Newberry's
first six games of the season are
on the road, before playing
three of its final four games of
the season at Panther Stadium.
Newberry finished as the
Class 2B, District-4 runners up
a year ago and will once again
battle district opponents,
Chiefland, Union County, P.K.
Yonge and Ocala Trinity
Catholic.
"Whenever you do your
schedule, you want to make it s
as competitive, as possible,"
Keeler said. "But you want to
find the best teams you can play
close to your size enrollment
wise."
For Brooks and the Raiders,
the 2007 schedule was already
made by the time he arrived at
Santa Fe at the end of March.
And even though Brooks had
nothing to do with putting the
schedule together, he likes the
way it is laid out.
"It sets up, favorably for a


team that is trying to run things '
around," said Brooks. "The.
schedule is favorable for us to
be competitive with the other:
teams. It is a chance for us to
turn things around."
At the top of Santa Fe's list of
things to change is the fact that
the Raiders have not won a'
home game, since they defeated'
Fort White 38-10 on Nov. 5.;.
2004.
."Teams used to come to
Santa Fe and have to worry
about playing Santa Fe. We
have to take back that home
field advantage," Brooks said.'
"For some reason we haven't'
won home games and that is my. .
number-one goal. We need to-.
win our home games."
Santa Fe's home opener is-.
against Taylor County on Sept. _
14 as the Raiders play three of..
their first four games of the fall
on the road. Santa Fe then
welcomes Union County, Ocala'"
West Port and Suwannee for'
three straight homes games.-"
The Raiders travel to Fort;'*
White to conclude the seasorr
with the Indians in the annual .
Battle for The Paddle. Santa Fe,
will also tangle with Class 3A,,,.,
District-5 opponents, North
Marion, Williston, Dunnellonr "
and West Port.
"My main goal is trying to
get this team in the right
direction," Brooks said. "My
goal is to energize this
community and the school."
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
olsenc@alachuatoday.com or by.
calling (386) 462-3355.


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Sept. 7 Dixie Co.

Sept. 14 Fort White

.Sept. 21 Union Co.

Sept. 2S Hawthorne

Oct. 5 Chiefland

Oct. 12 Dunnellon

Oct. 26 Trinity Cath.

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hearing on a proposed ordinance on May 21st, 2007 at
7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Alachua
Elementary School Cafeteria, located at Alachua
Elementary School, 13800 NW 152nd Place, Alachua,
Florida. The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-23

iAN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
/ALACHUA, FLORIDA, CONTINUING A
MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF
APPLICATIONS FOR AND ISSUANCE OF
LAND USE, BUILDING, AND
DEVELOPMENT PERMITS FOR
MANUFACTURED HOME DWELLING
UNITS; PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN
EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING
AN END DATE

At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Planning and
Community Development Department, 15100 Main
Street, or at the Office of the City Clerk, 15001 NW
140th Street, on any regular business day between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the
City Commission meeting. Written comments on the
proposed ordinance may be sent to the following
address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice
is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes,
that in order to appeal any decision made at these public
hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record
is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 462-1231 at
least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
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Sporting View's" retrospective on
the retro ballplayers that still grace
the ballparks of our nation and
serve as a bridge into the last
generation. There are Hall of
Famers among us, and this season
you'll have a chance to see them
play at a stadium near you.

Craig Biggio
Craig Biggio is one of the most
disciplined ballplayers to ever pick
up a bat and glove, but where you
can really see the dedication is on
his helmet. Biggio, a former
standout at Seton Hall University
who has long since outplayed
teammates Mo Vaughn and John
Valentin, refuses to change or clean
his batting helmet once a season
has started. That's the kind of

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the hard work in action.

He's back
It sure must be nice to be
Roger Clemens. Getting paid
$4 million a month to pitch for
the Yankees, that's a serious
boost to a person's net worth.
And of course the Yankees fans
are going crazy. Well, they've
always been a little crazy -
some in a good way and some
in not such a good way.
Clemens is 44 years old and
still kicking, or throwing rather.
Performing at the highest level
at his age is impressive. What's
really amazing is that he's over
the hill and a top-notch
professional pitcher. Compare
the amount of strain on an
outfielder's arm compared to a
pitcher's arm. No debate there.
At least now Yankees fans
can stop their bellyaching.
Okay, that was laughable.
Yankees fans will always have
something to complain about.
But, at least now they can
complain and feel good that
their money is going towards a
$28 million pitcher.
The thing about Clemens is
that he's kind of America's
pitcher. He was bor in Ohio,
played college ball in Texas and


dedication that shows up clearly on
the field, and Biggio has played on
the same team's field for the past
two decades.
What has made Biggio so great
is his willingness to do whatever
the HoustonAstros have asked him
to do. He began as an All-Star
catcher, but moved to second base
when it became apparent his speed
was too great an asset to ignore.
He's played the outfield heck,
he'd pitch if you asked him to. One
thing he won't do? Hit into double
plays at least with regularity. In
1997, he became one of the few
players in baseball history to not hit
into a double play for an entire
season.
This year, Biggio is set to earn
3,000 hits if he stays healthy. He
leads all active ballplayers not only
in hits (2,945), but in doubles (642)

plays professional ball in New
York. He also played pro ball
for Boston, Toronto, New York
(the first time) and Houston.
Oh and just the other day he had
a practice session at the
University of Kentucky. If he's
not careful, with all of this
moving around he'll soon be
able to rewrite Johnny Cash's
"I've Been Everywhere."
The Yankees aren't even .500
this season, -which is funny,
because Yankees fans hate to be
losers. Oh well, maybe
Clemens can turn things around
in the Big Apple, or just be a
multi-million-dollar practice
pitcher.

Playoff roundup
The NBA playoffs are well
underway and give some credit


and hit by pitches (283). In career
stats he ranks among the leaders in
hit by pitch (2nd), doubles (8th),
runs (17th), games (25th), hits
(30th), base on balls (58th) and.
stolen bases (61st).
The wonks at Bill James'
baseball nerdery rank Biggio in the
top 5 for second basemen, and the
35th best baseball player of all-
time.

Ken Griffey Jr.
.Bonds makes the headlines
now, and for a while, it looked like
Gary Sheffield would.be able to do
it too, but it was Ken Griffey, Jr.
who returned baseball to the
Mickey Mantle-Willie Mays-Frank
Robinson era, where home runs
were hit into upper decks with
remarkable frequency.
His place in baseball history

to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There's an organization that's
making a statement. Led by all-
star LeBron James, the Cavs
have not only made it to the
Eastern Conference semifinals,
but have taken a 2-0 lead in the
series over Jason Kidd and the
New Jersey Nets.
What's going on with the
Chicago Bulls? After powering
their way past Miami in the first
round, the Windy City's team
isn't playing with that same fire
that gave them the series win
over the Heat. The Bulls may
not have a roster full of
veterans, but they have the
potential to pose a threat'even to
Detroit. Of course, the Pistons'
2-0 lead in the series doesn't
help Chicago's case.
The Jazz are taking care of


cemented courtesy of his 563 round.
trippers, Griffey may have lost a lot
of firepower, but he still provides
plenty of ammunition for fans to
cheer about in Cincinnati.

The Rest
John Smoltz, Tom Glavine,
Randy Johnson and Roger
Clemens.(should he decide to earn
a paycheck this year) have been
bringing it for years even after
they were traded and written off as
being "washed up" so many times
before. Do they do it for love or the
money? We may never know the.
answer, but we love to watch every
fifth day.
Mark Vasto is a veteran
sportswriter and publisher of The
Parkville (Mo) Luminary.
(c) 2007 King Features Synd,
Inc.

business and should be able to
beat Golden State without
incident, however, there's a
reason why the Warriors made
it past the first round and the
mighty Dallas Mavericks.
The Spurs have taken the
Phoenix Suns out of the driver's
seat with a win in Phoenix.
Who would have thought that
Steve Nash's nose could be the
difference in this series? That
game was crucial to the Suns'
ability to win the series. Now,
Nash and company have to try
and steal a win in San Antonio.
This series will go down to the
.wire.
Enjoy it now, because once
the NBA's season ends, it's all
baseball.
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HAM:
Continuedfiom page B1
brother Donald. But, then I had
to tell my sisters because I
didn't want them to be mad
since I had told my brother.
"Then, I thought, I'd better
tell my in-laws so I don't show
any favoritism there.
"And after that, I got to
thinking that I had to tell
(former high school) Coach
(Warren) Buck. And, if I had
told Coach Buck, I should go
ahead and tell (former college)
Coach (Paul) Johnson, and if I
told Buck and Johnson, I
definitely had to call (former
late college) Coach (Erk)
Russell's family.
"Before I knew it, I had told
nearly 50 people, and wasn't
supposed to tell a single one."
Secret keeping aside, Ham
will be the first former Santa Fe
High athlete to enter the
College Football Hall of Fame
when he is officially inducted
during the enshrinement
ceremonies on July 19-21, in
South Bend, Indiana.
"My first thought was,
'Wow,'" Ham recalled.


"Because of the n
possible candidates t
be selected, you don
sit around thinkir
getting into the Hall
too much.
"But, it's very hu
receive this honor."
Ham is a two-time
championship-winnin
quarterback who still
least 50 game, season
and career records
during his time at
Georgia Southern
University, and was
the first quarterback
in college football
history to pass for
over 5,000 yards and
rush for over 3,000
yards.


lumber of yards just misses Joe
:hat could Montanna's career passing
I't exactly yards (40,551), and ranks as
ig about one of the top 15 passing totals
of Fame in professional football history.
Ham's 284 career
mbling to touchdowns surpasses
Montanna's (273) career total.
c, national But, the most impressive
.g college statistic Ham racked up was in
1 holds at rushing yards by a quarterback.
n, playoff His 8,043 career rushing
yards ranks as the second
all-time high for
professional quarterbacks
S in any league, nearly
doubling the NFL-best
Randall Cunningham's,
.. 4,928.
After retiring in 2000,
Ham Ham has spent much of


As al3-year veteran of the
Canadian Football League,
Ham captured two Grey Cups
(the CFL's equivalent of the
Super Bowl) as a starting
quarterback, and was selected
the CFL's Most Outstanding
Player in 1989.
To shed a little light on just
how brilliant of a professional
quarterback Ham was, consider
this: His 40,534 career passing


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staying active in the community
as a deacon at the Whitesville
Baptist Church and
spokesperson for numerous
charities.
Ham said the induction
essentially not only puts a
stamp on him and his
accomplishments as a college
football player, but also the
community in which he was
raised.
"There are so many people
who had a part in this honor,"
Ham insisted.
"It's not just about me. It's an
honor I share with all of my
teammates and all of my
coaches.
"But, it's especially an honor
I share with the community I
grew up in, and everyone who
had a part in that.
"Whether they were the ones
who coached me, the ones who
had to thump me up beside the
head, or the ones who told me
they were going to tell my
mama if I didn't stop acting up.
All of those people in High
Springs and Alachua, because
both of those communities were
tied together in my growing up,
made me who I am then, and
who I am today.
"They should know they
deserve this honor as much as I
do, and how much I appreciate
growing up there."
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NEWDCRRY:
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as trying to sure up a vacancy at
defensive back and at wide
receiver. And although the
Panthers are just in their second
week of spring practice, Keeler
said that rising sophomore
Boris Hadley has stood out at
middle linebacker. Boris
Hadley, the younger brother of
linebacker Benny Hadley, a
Class 2B honorable mention
all-state pick last fall, missed all
of the 2006 season due to knee
surgery.
"He (Boris Hadley) has done
a pretty good job stepping up
for us," Keeler said of the
younger Hadley brother.
Newberry will also have a
difficult time trying to replace
Antawn Ivey. The elder of the
Ivey brothers, Antawn played
wide receiver, defensive back
and also returned kicks.
"We're really right where we
want to be," said Keeler after
Tuesday's practice, which was
cut short due to the smoke from
the brush fires. "You spend a lot
of time on technique and
teaching the kids basically the
system, where they're supposed
to be and you try and get your
base offense and defense in."
On offense, the coach said his
team would operate out of the
double slot formation, while
mixing in some plays out of the


3:30-6 p.m. during
the week and
alternate days in
which they focus
on offense and
defense.
While Keeler
said spring practice
is a time to find out
if the younger kids
and the new kids
can hit, he did add


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hole lot has to Gainesville to
) said, they've play Buchholz at
)ught into the Citizens Field on
ogram." Friday, May 25th
at 7 p.m.
Tommy Keeler The Bobcats
Newberry coach finished the 2006


that Antwan Ivey is season with 5-6


still getting his share of the
offensive workload.
"He is getting as many
repetitions as anyone else," said
the coach. "He (Antwan Ivey)
needs to work just as hard as
anyone else."
As a junior last season,
Antwan Ivey amassed more
than 1,700 rushing yards and
scored at least one touchdown
in 10 ofNewberry's 11 contests.
With Antwan Ivey returning
as well as many other players
who contributed to last year's
squad, the Panthers have their


record, losing in the opening
round of the Class 5A regional
playoffs.
In other Newberry football
news, there will be a ceremony
scheduled for Friday afternoon
in the cafeteria as senior tight
end/defensive end Brian
Battreal is expected to sign with
LaGrange College. Located in
approximately 65 miles
southwest of Atlanta, LaGrange
College is an NCAA Division-
III school.
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Ruby ..............$1,000
Sapphire .............$500
Benefactor ...........$100
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Telephone: 386-462-5204


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TO PLACE AN AD...

Call 386-462-3355 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
Hours to place, correct or cancel ads: Alachua County Today
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. RIO Box I2135,AlacUa, FL 32616


386-462-4569 ads@alachuatoday.com


City ofAlachua
Request for Bids
RFB 2007-06
Skateboard Park
Foundation Resurfacing

The City of Alachua is requesting
sealed bids from licensed
contractors for the concrete
resurfacing of an existing 8,840 sq ft
foundation to be utilized as a
Skateboard park facility. The
location of this project is 14300 NW
146th Terrace at the Hal Brady
Recreation Complex. The scope of
work includes repairing the concrete
S block retaining wall, painting the
retaining wall and resurfacing the
slab per specifications. Bid
packages may be obtained from
Frank Sodek, Administrative
Services Director, at 386462-6684
(fsodek@cityofalachua.com).

Sealed bids will be due by 4:00PM
on 24 May 2007 and will be opened
at 4:15PM on 24 May 2007 at the
Swick House located at 15010 NW
142 Terrace. Bids should be mailed


Frank Sodek, Ill-
Administrative
Services Director
City ofAlachua
PO Box 9
Alachua FL 32616-0009


or delivered to:
Frank Sodek, Ill-
Administrative
Services Director
City ofAlachua
15001 NW 140th Street
Alachua FL 32615

For questions related to the project
site please contact Hal Brady,
Director of Parks and Recreation, at
386-462-1610.

The City ofAlachua supports Equal
Opportunity Employment, Fair
Housing and providing
handicapped access.

(Pub.: May 10, 2007)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS


gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
05/27/2007, 10:00 a.m. at 14515
NW PEGGY RD, ALACHUA, FL
32615-5449, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. A-1 TOWING SVC/AUTO
REPAIRS reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.


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(Pub.: May 10, 2007)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
05/26/2007, 10:00 a.m. at 14515
NW PEGGY RD, ALACHUA, FL
32615-5449, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. A-1 TOWING SVC/AUTO
REPAIRS reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.


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(Pub.: May 10, 2007)
Hay Lease Bid
For the 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.

(Pub.: May 3 & 10, 2007)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
05/21/2007, 10:00 a.m. at 14515
NW PEGGY RD, ALACHUA, FL
32615-5449, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. A-1 TOWING SVC/AUTO
REPAIRS reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.


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CHRYSLER

(Pub.: May 10, 2007)


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
gives Notce of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
05/19/2007, 10:00 a.m. at 14515
NW PEGGY RD, ALACHUA, FL
32615-5449, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. A-1 TOWING SVC/AUTO
REPAIRS reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.


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DODGE

(Pub.: May 10, 2007)


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female cat. Lost around CR 235
and 78 last Friday. Please call 352-
231-3101.



Gourment Food Delivered
Fedxd right to your door.
www.food4money.com. 877-775-
9502.
C&R Produce, 13789 NW US Hwy
441, Alachua has Vine Ripe
Tomatoes, Local Yellow Squash,
Local Zucchini, Local Strawberries,
Sweet Potatoes, Bell Peppers,
Vidalia Onions, Fresh Shelled Acre
Peas, Local H6ney, Silver Queen
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Cucumbers, Local Watermelons
and Cantelopes, Brown Eggs,
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Site Contracter seeks the following
trades:
* Heavy Equipment
Operator
* Motorgrader Operator
* Survey Helper
* Truck Drivers w/CDL
AorB

Valid Drivers License and
experience required. Benefits.
Apply Within:
Andrews Paving, Inc.
(386-462-1115)
Needed immediately. Caregiver
in home to take care of an elderly
man. Mon through Fri, from
10AM 7:30PM, light
housekeeping, in Jonesville
area. 352-472-3071.


Attn Drivers: SE Local/Regional
Runs. Home weekends/Some
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Driver, Class A CDL wanted. Must
have tractor trailer experience, 800
to 1,000 per week, home on
weekends. Call David 352-494-
6653.
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
Lineman Position
City of Newberny

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 Newbeny 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, Newbeny FI 32669 or


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Stylist wanted for small,
professional, progressive salon with
family atmosphere in High Springs.
Established clientele helpful.
Please call Antoinette Hunt at 386-
454-4422.
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.
Our top driver made $54,780 in
2006 running our Florida region.
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start, good wages. Send
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MUST SELL I !
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MOVE IN NOW!
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,
and Shands Hospital, on SW
Archer Road. Please call 352-317-
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information and to set up time to
come see this beautiful home.


LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront'
and lake view homes And parcels
on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake
in E. Tennessee Call Lakeside
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$194,900 Exclusive, private
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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
SSATURDAY, 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.
NANTAHALA LAKE LOT with old
fish camp and 2/BR septic permit,
close to public boat ramp.
$225,000.00 Valleytown Realty
http://valleytownrealty. com
(800)632-2212 valleytown
realty@verizon.net.
TN Lake Bargain 3+ AC- $129/
mo. FREE Boat Slips! Enjoy access
to private, Jimmy Houston
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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.


PALM HARBOR HOMES Certified
Modular & Mobile Home
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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.
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.


Coastal GA! 119Acres- $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.
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.
GATED 10 ACRE ESTATES -
horses OK, near National & State
forests. Owner financing, no losing
costs. $89,900. (800)352-5263
Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic
RE Broker
GA/ FL Border 23.55 AC, only
$99,900 (was $124,900) Coastal
region. Wooded, loaded w/ wildlife.
Easy drive to St. Simons Island!
Subdivision potential! CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X 1178.
COLORADO RANCH SALE 35
AC- $36,900 Easy Access, sunset
views. All utilities, surveyed.
Financing available. Call owner
today! (866)696-5263 x 2595.
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.
For Sale- Property in North
Carolina's Yadkin Valley Wine
Region. 124 acres join the Pilot Mtn.,
State Park near Winston Salem.
Timber, development potential,
streams, river access. $7,500 per
acre. Call (276)768-9002.
So. Central FL 5 ACRES ONLY
$99,900 Appraised at $202,000 Far
reaching views, beau. Pasture,
county rd w/ util. Excel. fin. Owner
must sell! Call (888)320-8399 x
.2011.


WANTED: 10 HOMES To Show
Off Our New Lifetime Exterior Paint.
Call Now to see if your home
qualifies. (800)961-8547.
(Lic.#CBC010111)
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my dream
rustic 2- story log.cabin on 13 acres
with barn, pastures, woods, creek,
adjoins Jefferson National Forest
with miles of trails, have to sell
$389,500 owner (866)789-8535.


Demo Homesites Wanted Nowl
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.
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
RETREAT ONE DAY LAND SALE
Save $10,000 Saturday, June 2nd
ONLY Estate Homesites Up to 4+
Acres From $39,900. (reflects
savings) Panoramic Bluff views,
Owner's Clubhouse, Paved roads,
No state income tax. Call: (866)292-
5769.
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.
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Lakes, Mountains & Streams.
FREE BROCHURE (877)837-2288
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mountainrealty.com Call for free
brochure (800)841-5868.
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FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lakefront
Community of the NC Blue Ridge
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Shoreline start $99,000. Call Now
(800)709-LAKE.
NC: Best buy in mountains!
Owner financing, two acres with
spectacular view, paved road,
restricted, Bryson City. $45,000,
$9,000 down. Call owner! (800)273-
6213. www.wildcatknob.com.
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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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
Lake ButlerApartments, 1005 SW6
Street, 386-496-3141, TDD/TTY
711 Rental Assistance for qualified
applicants. 1, 2, 3 & 4 BR, HC &
non-HC accessible. Laundry &
Playground, Water & Sewer
provided. Equal Housing
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5 Bedroom 2 Bath Fabulous
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sq. 866-869-5766 extension 150.
www. CFL-RealEstate
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Never Rent Again! Buy, 3BR/2BA
$16,0001 Only $199/Mo! 2BR
$15,000! 5% down 20years 8%.
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Forest. $34,900 MLS#268000

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

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

Unbelievable wooded 2.5 acres.
Homesite already cleared with
well and septic. Huge
granddaddy oaks and scattered
trees throughout. $114,000
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Brand new 2006 3BR 2BA home
with 2-car garage on large lot in
Alachua. Spacious backyard has
privacy fencing and a beautiful
deck on the back of the home.
Lease option available.
$169,900 MLS#261093

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

Cute and affordable describes
this home located in the Alachua
community. 2BR 2BA, inside
laundry room, all appliances,
hardiboard exterior, fresh paint
inside. Priced to sell at $145,000
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mattress set. New, still in plastic
with warranty. Sell $135. Call 352-
372-7490.
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 Queen Size plush Orthopedic
pillotop mattress and boxspring.
Name brand, new in plastic, with
warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice
$145. 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.


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home lot in Barefoot Bay near
Indian River south of Melbourne;
sale date 5/24/2007 at 10 a.m.
Property location and sale site: 200
Calico Court, Barefoot Bay, FL. Visit
www.irssales.gov or call Gary at
(850)445-4625 for more
information.


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home or business. Zoning is separate study is loaded with home with large screened back City. Come see this 3BR/2BA
industrial, so potential is unlim- upgrades. If you're looking for a p Thihome with new roof located on
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Now, For listings Call (800)366-
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Edition turbo. A/C~trailer included.


Police Impounds for Sale! Honda
Civic 1992 $500! Chevy Pickup
1994 $500! Ford Mustang 1993
$900! For listings Call (800)366-
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$500 Police Impounds! Cars
From $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's, more! For listings Call
(800)425-1730 i2384.


Hunter Woods! 1649sf 3BR 2BA
home has a spacious kitchen -
breakfast bar & bay window
nook. Great room -'vaulted
ceiling & gas FP. Dining room -
french doors to screen porch.
Master BR bath garden tub &
double vanity. $205,000
MLS#276149


t)1tIS H .- REL-\ .,1T.
Come see this re-modeled 2714sf
3BR 2BA country retreat on 6.5
acres. Great room with brick
fireplace, wood floors, and
oversized Florida room. Fenced
pastures with scattered oaks,
detached workshop and more.
$349,000 MLS#274756

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


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

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

Nicely treed 7.26 acre lot on paved
road. Older mobile is a rental unit
with city water and septic. Disposal,
gas range andhot water heater are 2
years old. $150,000 MLS#276490
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built or mobile home! No deed
restrictions, high and dry and in a
convenient location only minutes to
Gainesville. $90,000 MLS#274880


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ALACHIA COUNIY'TODAY NEW EDU R WATEU*MtALON FESTIVAL MAY12, 2007


Publisher
Alachua Today, Inc.

Managing Editor
Bryan Boukari/Alachua County Today Newspaper

Writer
C.M. Walker
Chris Young biography courtesy of
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Photography by
Alachua County Today Newspaper
Adam Boukari
Bryan Boukari
Chris Young photos by Russ Harrington

Graphic Design
Gail Luparello
Toni Marshall
Bryan Boukari

Sales Executives i
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Media Sponsor
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Alachua County Today and Newberry Watermelon Festival, Inc. have made evi
to assure the accuracy of the information provided. Both accept no respond
errors or omission in fact of materials furnished by advertisers or contributors.
this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of publisher.
2007 by Alachua Today, Inc.


Cover


Contents
W welcome Letters ....................................... 4-6
2007 Watermelon Festival ................................9
The Establishment of Newberry............................9
History of the Festival .................................... 9
Festival Leadership ........ . ....... .. . . .. ...10
Watermelon Festival Event Highlights......................11
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FestivalPageants ..................................... .11
7 Watermelon Festival Parade................................11
Bouncy Houses and Petting Zoo ............................11
HCraft & Food Boothse .................................... 11
Watermelon Related Competitions........ ......................... 11
Festival Schedule of Eventgts ............................ ...12
Location Mapa ........................................ 12-13
Participating Vendorst P ................................ 13
Festival Auctionshedule of Events ................................ 14
Festival Auctions ......................................... 14
Festival T-Shirts and Caps ................................ 14
Festival Entertainment ................................... 14
2007 Newberry Watermelon Festival Pageant Emcee ............15
ery attempt Watermelon Festival Entertainment Stage .................... 16
sibility for 2006 Nashville Star Winner Chris Young ..................... 16
No part of Proud Tradition of Newberry Watermelon Festival Queens ....... 19
Copyright 2007 Newberry Watermelon Festival Pageant Participants .......20
Members of Newberry Watermelon Festival Inc., Event
Coordinators, and Sponsors ..............................22


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Celebrating Since t194

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the Newberry Watermelon Festival, Inc. Committee, I would like to welcome you to our 62nd Annual Newberry
Watermelon Festival on May 12, 2007. This year's festival is sponsored by Florida Rock Industries Inc., the Newberry Water-
melon Festival Inc., and 93.7 K-Country. The festival will be located once again at Canterbury Equestrian Showplace. There
is an admission fee of $1 per person over 3 years old. Yoo will receive a wrist band so that you may re-enter the festival if you
should need to leave.

The 2007 festival is our 62nd consecutive year of celebrating Newberry Watermelons. We have gotten bigger and better and
hope you feel the same. We will have many different craft exhibits, which include plants, woodwork, jewelry, candles and many
more wonderful exhibits. There will be games, contests (watermelon roll, seed spitting, hog calling, watermelon eating) and
activities such as bungy run, bouncy houses, a 24 foot slide and a petting zoo. Along with all the fun, food, crafts, and lots of
watermelons, we are having a FREE concert. Mr. Mark Copeland, which has performed at the festival for many years, will be
opening for RCA Recording Artist & Nashville Star, Chris Young (www.chrisyoungcountry.com). There are reserved seats
available for $5 at the Information Booth the day of the festival.

If you get hungry and are looking for something to eat while you enjoy our festival, you will have a difficult decision to make.
We have everything from watermelon (of course), to bar-b-que, kettle corn, seafood, funnel cakes and most anything you may
want. The festival provides some of the sweetest watermelons, FREE for your enjoyment.

After you have walked around and enjoyed our festival come have a seat under the covered arena and get involved in our
auction. Our auction on Saturday afternoon helps raise money for future festivals. So come on in, have a seat and help us raise
money.

All of the winners from last weekend's pageants will be introduced at the festival at 11:00am. Our 5-16 year old Queens were
crowned on Friday, May 4th and our 0-4 year old Kings and Queens were crowned on Saturday, May 5th. Our Queen pageant
will be held Friday, May 1th at the Newberry Oak View Middle School at 7:30pm. We will crown our 2007 Watermelon
Queen before our concerts Saturday evening.

If you have any questions or need directions, you can give as a call at 352-316-6628 or check our web site at www.newberrywa-
termelonfestival.com.

We look forward to seeing you at our 62nd festival and hope you will return in 2008 for our 63rd Annual Newberry Water-
melon Festival. Thanks for including as in your weekend.



Chari Martin, President
Newberry Watermelon Festival, Inc.
POB 929, Newberry, Florida 32669 ph# 352-316-6628 www.newberrywatermelonfestivaL.com







AlAcHc COOrNTToIA NtW r tyv WtAltEL)ON i SCIVAr L MAY12, 2o07


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CITY OF NEWBERRY

25440 West Newberry Road P.O. Box 369
Newberry, Florida 32669
(352) 472-2161 FAX (352) 472-7026


As the City Manager of the City of Newberry, I welcome you to the 62nd Annual Newberry
Watermelon Festival. This year the festival will be held May 12th at the Canterbury
Equestrian Show Place.

1 encourage you to enjoy the many events scheduled. This includes craft and food exhibits,
the crowning of our Watermelon Queen, as well as the presentation of the Little King and
Queen, with a 5K run beginning in the morning followed by our very own Watermelon
Parade. The day will end with entertainment from the City's own Mr. Mark Copeland at
6:30 p.m. and Mr. Chris Young at 7:30 p.m.

Thank you for visiting our City and being a part of this tradition. I look forward to
enjoying the Newberry Watermelon Festival activities and hope you do too.

Sincerely,


Keith R. Ashby
City Manager
City of Newberry


MAYOR
!OHN GLANZER
472-2446


CITY CLERK
GAYLE PONS
472-2161


COMMISSIONER
ALENA BUGGS


COMMISSIONER
DEBBIE BOYD


PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
81AINE SUGGS
472-3259


COMMISSIONER
BRAD CARON


COMMISSIONER
LOIS FORTE


COMMISSIONER
SUSAN PARKER


at JonesviIIO

Congratulalionos on the

62nd Ainnual Newber'y Wi-atermelotn Festival

Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Fri & Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Hello friends and watermelon family;

My name is Crystal Black; I would like to express what an honor
and thrill it was to serve as your 2006 Newberry Watermelon Queen.
I want to start by thanking everyone who made my year as the New-
berry Watermelon Queen extra special.

A special thanks goes out to Lisa Hughes, such a wonderful person .
and pageant coordinator. Without you, my year as the 2006 New- ','
berry Watermelon Queen would not have been as special. Thank you
for always believing in me and pushing me to be my best. You are
an amazing coordinator, but through my reign. you became more
then just my coordinator, you became my friend. The 2007 incom-
ing queen, and many queens to come, will be very blessed to have
you as their coordinator! I would also like to thank Katie Hunt for
helping me in the state competition and throughout my reign, you
were always there when I needed you. You truly were a blessing!

In addition, I would like to thank the Newberry Watermelon Associ- ~
action, Newberry's Backyard Bar-B-Q, and M.T. Causley for spon-
soring me in the Florida Watermelon Pageant.

My reign as the 2006 Newberry Watermelon Queen was amazing. I 1 i
was given the opportunity to meet some amazing people; thank you A
so much Newberry Elementary School for allowing me to visit with *
your fourth grade and kindergarten classes. It truly was a joy for N'
me, and you have wonderful children; thank you Kathy Thomas for -


able to compete in the Florida Watermelon pageant. That experience
alone fulfilled my year as queen.

I met so many wonderful people who shared my same passion, watermelons. I spent most of my time in Sarasota for
the Florida Watermelon Pageant, with four amazing girls who truly made my pageant experience memorable. Last, I
would like to thank my family; you always believed in me and supported me no matter what. Thanks again to every-
one who supported me throughout my reign; you will always have a place in my heart!


Your 2006 Newberry Watermelon Queen,



Crystal Black


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The 62nd Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival is May 12, 2007, with pageant
activities that begin Friday, May 4. Plans have been underway for a year for the big
festival day.
Bouncy houses/slides and a petting zoo will be open
at 9 a.m. the day of the festival at Canterbury
Equestrian Showplace on W. Newberry Road. Wrist
bands will be on sale for $5 each and will allow chil-
dren to play in this area and visit the petting zoo as
many times as they want throughout the day.
Oak View Middle School Auditorium will be the E-
site for all pageants this year. With the price of $1 for B
admission, you can cheer on your favorite contestants 1 __
in the Children and Junior Teen Pageants on Friday,
May 4, or Baby Pageant contestants (0-4 year olds) on
Saturday, May 5. Check out the Schedule of Events in
the centerfold of this festival guide for times and any
last minute changes.
Other festivities on Saturday, May 12 include the
festival parade, free local and national entertainment,
free sumptuous watermelon slices, watermelon eating,
rolling, seed spitting and hog calling contests, crafts
and auctions.
Judging for a Pie and Cake Baking Contest (entries
are due in at the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace
Clubhouse by 12 noon on Saturday, May 12) began
with the 2003 festival. The competition was a success
and the festival committee has continued the tradition
every year since. Judges from the Newberry community will sample and choose
baked goods worthy of first, second and third place ribbons.
Newberry citizens, city government and business owners absolutely LOVE this
festival and support it wholeheartedly. There are many reasons why folks support a
festival, but in Newberry, there is an especially significant purpose The Little Red
Schoolhouse.
Over the years, the Watermelon Festival has donated proceeds to the tune of more
than $25,000 to save the old, previously dilapidated schoolhouse from certain destruc-
tion. Festival funds and donations from others began the process of stabilizing the
building. Renovations are now complete and the Little Red Schoolhouse was formal-
ly dedicated in 2002 during the 57th Annual Watermelon Festival. Citizens are proud
of the building and freely boast that it has the first elevator in the City of Newberry.
The Newberry Watermelon Festival, City of Newberry and all the home folks
invite you to come on out. Enjoy the parade at 9 a.m. and join your neighbors as they
eat delicious barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, fresh watermelon slices and other great
festival foods.


TH EuSTAIDLISIHMENT C[ NEWECllY

The bustling city of Newberry is located on the western edge of Alachua County in
North Central Florida. It is located in the heart of one of the fastest growing and most
picturesque areas in the state.
The late 1800s saw the beginnings of a set-
Stlement nestled beneath a canopy of live oaks,
Smagnolias, hickory and cedar. The town

were concerned, until 1894 when the area's
first post office was established. It was in
1895 that area residents decided to incorporate
their town and the city of Newberry, still very
much a rural community, was born.
Last year marked the 111th anniversary of
the incorporation of Newbenrry.
Before the 1890s, families had moved to
the area and fanned or made a living from tim-
''.. being. The discovery of phosphate in the
region attracted more families and the busi-
nesses needed to support them. The phosphate
1 mining industry brought about other changes
as well. The community quickly became a
railroad town as railcars transported the valu-
able phosphate to market.
Soon, drugstores, hotels, barbershops, pho-
tographers, milliners, dentists and doctors were
among the many thriving businesses estab-
lished in town. Pool halls and an opera house
sprang up providing entertainment. The establishment of schools and churches ful-
filled the community's educational and spiritual needs. In many respects, early
Newberry resembled a town in America's old west.
With the future looking bright, the local economy came to an abrupt halt in 1914.
With the outbreak of World War I, Newberry's phosphate industry lost its principal
buyer Germany. The blow was devastating to the local community as mines
closed, businesses folded and the population dwindled. Those families remaining
turned to agriculture for a livelihood, but also remained conscious of the need to
develop alternate means to revitalize the area's struggling economy.


HISTORY Or THIE rSTIVAL

After World War II, with veterans returning home, organizations began developing
and promoting activities to help support their individual communities. In Newberry,
the American Legion enthusiastically met the challenge.
HISTORY on page 10







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HISTORY Continued from page 9
As part of that effort, the legionnaires looked for something that Newberry did
well. Since agriculture remained the primary source of income in the area, the flour-
ishing crop of watermelon was the logical choice.
A tradition in the making, the American Legion held its first Newberry
Watermelon Festival in 1946. Sited at a skating rink
in the middle of the city, the festival began with many 2007 LOCP
of the same types of activities still being held today.
Free watermelon slices, eating and seed spitting con-
tests were all early favorites of the community. The Canterbury E
main events of the festival were, and continue to be,
the crowning of the Newberry Watermelon Festival Showpl
Queen and the winner of the "Big Melon" contest.
The Little Red Schoolhouse and the adjoining 23100 W. Newbc
Newberry Junior/Senior High School Auditorium Newberry, Florl
were the sites of the Watermelon Festivals from 1988
to 1994. In 1995, the festival returned to the
American Legion site on U.S. Highway 26 and remained there until 2000. In search
of a larger site in 2001, the group chose Canterbury Equestrian Showplace, just east of
Newberry.
In 2002, festival organizers moved back to the Little Red Schoolhouse and adjoin-
ing Newberry High School Auditorium to combine the festival with the dedication of
the Little Red Schoolhouse building, under renovation off and on since the mid-1970s.
Local and state dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the official opening of one of
Newberry's most treasured city landmarks and were treated to tours through the build-
ing and newly-established museum by members of the Little Red Schoolhouse
Museum Committee.
Following the success of the 2002 festival, the festival committee continued to use
the Little Red Schoolhouse grounds and the Newberry High School Auditorium for
the 58th and 59th annual festivals.
As participation from vendors and visitors alike has grown through the years, the


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festival committee chose Canterbury Equestrian Showplace for the 60th Annual
Newberry Watermelon Festival and have remained on the site ever since.
The site provides a covered arena and seating, which allows room for a stage suit-
able for national entertainer and RCA recording artist Chris Young to perform.
Moving the festival from the second weekend in June to the second weekend in
May was a change made in 2005. The earlier date is designed to
TION take advantage of improved watermelon growing practices that
provide watermelons earlier in the year and, also, to take advantage
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In 1988, the Legion turned over the festival to a younger group
of enthusiastic Newberry citizens under the leadership of Andy
Karelas, who incorporated the festival. The Newberry Area


Chamber of Commerce had worked with the American Legion to
help put on the festival for several years and continued the tradition
in support of the newly formed corporation.
In 1989, the Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce accepted full responsibility for
the festival and established a committee called "Newberry Watermelon Festival, Inc."
to run the event. By approximately 1995, the original chamber of commerce became
inactive and its members merged with Newberry Watermelon Festival, Inc., the cur-
rent organizers of the festival.
Each year festival organizers strive to maintain the objectives of the first festival:
Promoting Newberry, enlightening visitors to its rich history and contribution to the
area and showing others the deep commitment and community pride of its citizens.
The Newberry Watermelon Festival is more than a tradition in the city. It is a
yearly demonstration of ite \,. a\ s in which Newberry continues to adapt with the
times, while maintaining a "ddn,% r-hoinc" style, making it one of the most desirable
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NewELRY


Leading up to this year's 62nd Annual Newberry
Watermelon Festival will be pageants for the children
and teen categories at Oak View Middle School
Auditorium.
For highlights of this year's activities, see below and
also see the center spread for the Festival and Parade
Route Maps, a Schedule of Events and a list of Vendors.
Come and share the pride, fun and excitement of this
year's 62nd Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival!

WATEKBIL FESTIVAL&



FESTIVAL AuNTs

Children and Junior Teen Pageants for are scheduled
for Friday night, May 4, at 7 p.m. Baby Pageants for
newborn to four-year-old children are on tap for
Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m.
The Watermelon Festival Queen Pageant for 17-22
year old girls will be held on Friday, May 11, at 7:30
p.m. The winner of this event will represent the
Newberry Watermelon Festival in the Florida
Watermelon Queen Pageant. Last year's festival queen,
Crystal Black, will be on hand to help crown this year's
winner on Saturday night.
The Oak View Middle School Auditorium is the site
for all pageants. Admission is $1 at the door.
Well-known 93.7 K-Country radio personality Lewis
Stokes will be on hand all three days to emcee all levels
of the Newberry Watermelon Festival Pageant, as he has
done for the past several years. "Lewis has become a
part of the Watermelon Festival family," said long-time
Watermelon Festival Committee member Kindra
McGehee. "It just wouldn't be a festival pageant without
him."

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A 5K Fun Run is scheduled for 8a.m., Saturday, May
12. Anyone interested in participating should contact
Amy at 352-472-6776 for further information.

WATEo.MItJRAO FTrsVTAL


A lively parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the
fire station on US 27/41 and end in downtown Newberry.
(See map in center for parade route.) Grand Marshall
will be the Watermelon Queen this year.
Floats highlighting the watermelon theme will be fea-
tured and awards will be given for the best.
Parade goers can also expect to see pageant winners


for the Baby, Children and Junior Teen Pageants and
view the contestants for the 2007 Newberry Watermelon
Festival Queen competition.

FVEEWATEE3MEL4ON
Free watermelon slices will be available after the
parade at the festival site and throughout the day. Stop
by and sample a slice of Florida's sweet treat.

P-g:SEDVIED SEATING ^

FrhasVA.L VEABtBiN
Festivities at Canterbury Equestrian Showplace on
Newbery Road also begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and
include topnotch entertainment from Newberry's own
Mark Copeland and RCA recording artist Chris Young.
(See the Schedule of Events for concert times and loca-
tion.)
While all of Saturday's entertainment is free once
you're on the grounds, visitors may choose to purchase a
reserved seating ticket for $5 to guarantee the best seats
in the house for the Copeland/Young concerts.
Reserved seating tickets are available prior to the fes-
tival by calling the Newberry Watermelon Festival at
352-316-6628. To purchase reserved seating the day of
the festival, please go to the Information Booth on the
festival grounds.

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A $5 wrist band may be purchased at the entrance to
the Bouncy Houses & Petting Zoo, which will allow kids
to play on the bouncy houses and slides and visit the pet-
ting zoo as often as they wish from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday, May 12.



Throughout the day, dozens of booths will display
handcrafted items and sumptuous festival foods.
Jewelry, bubble wands, candles, woodwork, flags, bas-
kets, clocks, water fountains, plants, wreaths, stained
glass, sun catchers, handmade soaps and bath products
will be available for sale. Do not miss this wonderful
opportunity to browse the booths.
Free watermelon slices will be available after the
parade on the festival grounds. Other more substantial,
but equally delectable festival foods will be available to
quench appetites throughout the day.





This year's festival features a Pie and Cake Baking
Contest. Judges will sample and choose the best of the


best. First, second and third place ribbons will be award-
ed to the winners.
Anyone wishing to submit an entry should deliver it
to the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace Clubhouse no
later than 12 Noon, Saturday, May 12.



SPIrING, ATE MEI-ON




A variety of contests to test your skills will begin
Saturday afternoon. The "Hog Calling Contest" has
been a favorite competition for the past ten years. Old
folks and young have enjoyed the endless ways in which
people call hogs while competing for the coveted title.
First, second and third place trophies and participa-
tion ribbons will be awarded in four age groups.
Audience participation is fun and noisy, so be sure to
join in!
Eat your watermelon and see how far you can spit a
seed. Another favorite competition is the "Watermelon
Seed Spitting Contest." Reliable sources boast that a
previous year's winner hit the 29 ft. mark. Can this be
true? It is. Rumor has it that avid competitors and
champions practice all year long for this competition.
Come and try your luck this year. First, second and third
place trophies and participation ribbons will be awarded
in four age groups.
Another contest that is sure to be a hoot is the
"Watermelon Roll." This contest is restricted to children
5 and under. If you really want a good belly laugh, be
sure to watch toddlers rolling melons to their parents.
You must be there in person to enjoy this event. No
photo or story can possibly do this justice. This is a
"must see" activity. First, second and third place tro-
phies and participation ribbons will be awarded.
How can you hold a watermelon festival without the
traditional "Watermelon Eating Contest?" The answer is:
You cannot. It just would not be an official watermelon
festival without this time-honored competition. Besides,
what child can resist the temptation to dive headfirst into
a cold, juicy watermelon to see if he can eat more than
the competition? This is a messy, but exciting contest, as
audience members cheer their favorites on to victory.
First, second and third place trophies and participation
ribbons will be awarded in four age groups.
Last, but not least, the "Big Melon Contests." (Yes,
there is more than one category.) Contest categories are
the "Largest Melon," "Largest Shipping Melons (com-
bined weight of three melons)" and "Largest Youth
Melon." Weight of the melon determines the winner in
all categories. Organizers will announce contest winners
between 3-4 p.m. at the arena. First place trophies and
bragging rights go to the top winner in each category.


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5K Run
Parade, Craft and Food Exhibits, Games


FREE SLICED WATERMELON


10:30 a.m. Introduction of 2007 Queen Contestants
11 a.m. Introduction of the 2007 Little King and Queen Pageant Winners
12 noon Deadline for Contest Entries (Including Pie/cake Baking and
BIG Melon Entries)
12:30-3 p.m. Contests: Hog Calling, Watermelon Eating, Watermelon Roll
(limited to 5 year olds and under), Seed Spitting and Pie/Cake
Baking
3-4 p.m. Auction: Watermelon Items & Big Melons
4-5 p.m. Break Setup sound systems for concert
5-5:30 p.m. Awards: Pie/Cake Baking Contest, Parade and Big Melons
5:30-5:45 p.m. THANK YOU to all sponsors and contributors
6-6:30 p.m. Crowning of 2007 Newberry Watermelon Festival Queen
6:30-7:30 p.m. Entertainment Newberry's own Mark Copeland
7:30-8:30 p.m. RCA Recording Artist & Nashville Star Chris Young
(All times for festival activities are estimated.)
Note: All pageants will be held in the Newberry Oak View Middle School
Auditorium.
A special 2007 Newberry Watermelon Festival Guide will be included in the
Thursday, May 10th edition of Alachua County Today newspaper and will be
available at various locations in Trenton, Bronson and Newberry. Alachua County
Today is also available in news racks throughout Alachua County and in all north-
west Gainesville Publix Supermarkets.


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Bob & Billie Jo Williams -
Unusual Wooden Jewelry Boxes


Buttons & Bags
Charlotte Pratton Western Hats
Cindy Gandofi Orchids, plants,
hats, pottery
Creative World
Daba Plants & Such
Dixie Outfitter T-Shirts
Donna Leggett Dolls
Elvira Ashers Hair & Jewelry
Accessories
Friend to Friend Purses, Jewelry,
Hair Accessories
Hand Painted Wood Pat Albala
Herold Ingrund Outdoor
Accessories
Homemade Wood Toys & Games
J&S Woodworks
Little Bear Studio Hand Beaded
Jewelry & Photos
Little Darlin' Baby Gifts
Musical Carousels & Wall
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Ron Bandy Worlds Largest
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HIGHLIGHTS Continued from page 11
Melons entered into competition will be auctioned immediately. Past years have
seen melons weighing in at approximately 100 lbs. The heaviest watermelon entered
into competition at the Newberry Watermelon Festival weighed in at 105 lbs.
Turn in all entry forms at the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace clubhouse by
noon. Please refer to the schedule in the center spread of this festival guide for details.
FESTIVAL AUJCTINS
Col. Deana McLendon and Col. Kindra McGehee will auction watermelon-related
items such as jewelry, dishes, clothing, tables, shelves, hats, purses, shirts, rugs, tote
bags, aprons and Largest Melon submissions on Saturday from 3-4 p.m. in the area
around the arena.
[IfESTIVAL TEr-SleT s c& AIMEOBUABILIA
The location to purchase your very own official 62nd Annual Newberry
Watermelon Festival Tee shirt is the Information Booth. Tee shirts will range in size
from youth XS to adult XXL.
Refer to the map in the center spread of this festival guide for the location of the
Information Booth.
If STIVABL ENTcTABII3~ANMNT
Last, but certainly not least, entertainment will be provided at 6:30 p.m. at the
Entertainment Arena by Newberry's own Mark Copeland and RCA recording artist
Chris Young. (Read more about this in the Entertainment feature article in the festival
guide.)
Grab the family and take a short drive to Newberry to join in the fun at the 62nd
Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival.






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Lewis Stokes, 42, was the first DJ on the
air for 93.7 FM K-Countnr. in March 1994.
Not only has he remained with K-Country
for 13 years, but he is now the midday per-
sonality and production director. When
Stokes starts something, he sees it through i
with style.
The Newberry Watermelon Festival
Committee has albo benefited from Stoke''
abilities. A few years ago, pageant organiz-
ers were looking for someone to emcee one
night of the Watermelon Festival Pageant.
Stokes stepped up to the plate and offered his
services. He was such a success, they invit- -'~'
ed him back again the following year to
emcee two pageant nights. In subsequent years, he has
become the emcee for all three nights of pageant festivi-


ties and remains so today.
The festival committee knew
Sa good thing when they saw it.
They have asked him back year
after year not only because of
his consummate professionalism,
but also because he has the abili-
.ty to put even the youngest pag-
eant contestants at ease. Festival
committee members think of
him as a member of the
"Watermelon Festival Family."
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Methodist minister, Stokes has
lived in rural communities most
of his life and understands the significance of family
and family-oriented festivals. Lewis and his wife Cindy


are parents of four children, sons Nicholas and Noah
and daughters Lyndsy and Crystal.
In his spare time, Stokes, a Deacon at Westside
Baptist Church in Gainesville, enjoys reading, songwrit-
ing and listening to country music.
Stokes obviously has a strong affinity for the
Newberry Watermelon Festival and the feeling is mutu-
al. Perhaps that is one of the reasons he continues to
donate his time to the Festival year after year.
"Besides," agree festival committee members,
"Lewis Stokes helps to make each year's pageants more
successful than the ones before." It looks like the
Watermelon Festival Committee is unanimous in their
decision that Stokes is definitely a guy with a lot of
style and the type of person they want as part of their
festival family.


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[NTERTAINMiINT STACE


Entertainers fcr the Entertainment Arena cn Saturday, Aaay 12, are

NEwIEI Yv's OwI MAAIr CCUIEANi &
PCA IhCapiDINc ARTIST Curis Ycu.c


Emcee and K-Country radio personality Lewis Stokes opens the Entertainment
Arep, at 6 p.m. Saturday evening with the crowning of the 2007 Watermelon Festival
Queen.
Singer and recording artist Mark
Copeland will get your feet stomping and
blood circulating at 6:30 p.m. as he opens
the evening's musical entertainment. RCA
recording artist and Nashville Star 2006
-i winner Chris Young rounds out the
SZ evening's free entertainment beginning at
S7:30 p.m. at the 62nd Annual Newberry
., Watermelon Festival.
.:' Copeland, a veteran performer on the
Newberry Watermelon Festival stage, is
Alachua County born and raised. He
recorded his first album titled "By the
Heart" in 1996. His vibrant yet warm and
'' sensual country style raises the blood pres-
.-' sure of young girls and grandmothers
alike. Copeland has performed at numer-
ous Florida events including the Ist Annual Silver Springs County Fair, the Alachua
County Fair and is a regular attraction at 4th of July celebrations in Williston and
Alachua.


He was also one of the headlining acts at the Florida Forest Festival in Perry in
2002, and has been the opening act for well-known recording artists Ty England at the
Fanning Springs' Red Belly Days, for RCA recording artist Andy Griggs at the 2006
Newberry Watermelon Festival and for The Wilkinsons at the Clay County Youth and
Livestock Fair in Green Cove Springs.
The evening's featured performer is RCA recording artist Chris Young, who takes
the stage at 7:30 p.m. At 21 years of age, the dark-eyed Murfreesboro, Tennessee
native is a veteran performer and songwriter who hit the national scene by way of
Nashville Star 2006. His performance of his own song, "Drinkin' Me Lonely," written
with Larry Wayne Clark, sealed his success in the hearts of Nashville Star fans.
Young received such an enthusiastic response to the song, he included it on his first
album for RCA records. The recording contract, which was part of his prize, isthe
very thing that enticed Young to enter the contest in the first place.
Obsessed by music at an early age, he figures he came by his musical obsession
naturally. Some-ofhis earliest memories involved listening to his grandfather, one-
time Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, play piano and guitar at family gath-
erings.
"Hearing him play music changed me somehow," said the strikingly-handsome per-
former. "I understood why he loved it so much."
If past success with Nashville Star audiences is any indication, visitors to this
year's Newberry Watermelon Festival are in for a real tasty performance treat.
While both concerts are free, limited reserved seating is available under the cov-
ered arena for $5 each for those who want to get a closer view. Visit the Information
Booth to purchase reserved seating tickets for this year's concert.


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"For as long as I can remember, I told everyone I would be a
country singer," says Young with the straightforward, aw-shucks atti-
tude that has already won him a nation of fans. "I've always been
sure that this was what I was going to do. I didn't know if I'd be suc-
cessful, but I knew I would be singing, even if it meant doing it on the
street with a cup in front of me. I love it that much."
Like his heroes, Keith Whitley and Randy Travis, the 21-year-old
seems to own an old soul and a lived-in voice custom-designed to
sing country music. Like those idols, he ushers country's classic
Sound into the modem era, energizing the genre's core themes and
Values by making them as current as tomorrow's news.
S "I don't worry about labels," he says. "I know that whenever I
sing the music I love, I see people my age, and people of all ages,
really responding to it I know they hear the same things I hear in the
music. It's about life- all the joy and all the heartbreak of living, right
there in three minutes and 22 seconds."
As it tums out, that's the length of Young's first single, "Drinkin'
Me Lonely," the self-written song that's already made a star of the
hometown boy from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He'd already been
labeled as the frontrunner among finalists of the 2006 version of the
television talent series Nashville Star, when, on a show dedicated to
contestants performing their own original songs, Young floored the


crowd with this restrained, emotion-rich slice of classic country crafts-
manship.
"I've always believed in that song," he says of the highly anticipat-
ed single, which he wrote with Larry Wayne Clark. "But I've had so
many people e-mail me and tell me they love that song, and I've had
the same reaction when going around meeting radio people. There's a
theory in Nashville that you don't start your career with a ballad, so
maybe it goes against the grain. But I feel real confident about it
because it's already opened doors for me."
Young's debut shows how deep his talent goes. He reaches into
his own song bag for the Southem rocker "Lay It On Me" and the cele-
bratory "Small Town, Big Time," both co-written with Tim James.

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Meanwhile, the touching "Center of My World," which Young co-
wrote with veteran David Lee Murphy, shows how well he can handle
a believable love song. It's a tune destined to be a future prom-night,
wedding-party favorite.
"Songwriting became this obsession early on," he says. "I wrote
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my first song in middle school. I just kept working at it, and at some point it becomes natural, like
speaking. I love singing and being in front of an audience, but I love writing songs just as much."
He figures he came by his musical obsession naturally. Some of his earliest memories
in~Aired listening to his grandfather, one-time Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, play


piano and guitar at family gatherings.
"He gave up his career when he married my grandmother Chris Young at a 4
because she didn't want him playing in bars," Young says.
"But he never stopped loving music. Hearing him play 05/03/06 ins Nashville St
music changed me somehow. I understood why he loved it 05/03/06 Signs with RCA R
so much."
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they know it's a long shot and it can be disappointing," he Country Chart &
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parents always encouraged me and supported my dream."
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men devoted themselves to sports, Young focused on getting The Tonight Show
better at music. With help from his family, he and his Leno
friends rented out a storage unit and, despite a lack of air 03/05/07 Receives first can
conditioning in the intense Southem heat, they practiced tion for Top New r
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started getting gigs at prestigious Nashville music clubs like
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then at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. After two years of studying, he was
performing more than 150 shows a year. "It's hard to perform three shows a week and stay in an
honor's program," said the high-achiever. "So I put my classes aside for the time being to pursue
music full-time."
Young soon gained the attention of talent scouts from leading Nashville record
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Texans, who are the most discriminating country music fans around," he says. "In
bum Texas, you better impress them, or they'll push you off the stage especially if
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th Jay "When I heard that, I got interested," he says. "RCA has always been the label
I wanted to be on. It's where my heroes recorded, guys like Keith Whitley, John
S Anderson, Ronnie Milsap and Alan Jackson. I knew they were the best of the best"
nVocalit The friend paid for Young's ticket to audition in Houston. The rest is history, as
academyy Young stood head and shoulders above the competition at every level. The fans and
rdos judges at every step recognized him as the star he is.
"I've always felt this was my destiny," says the singer. "But I also realized early
Young on that hard work is as important as talent I love to work just as much as I love
/co'm music. So I'm having the time of my life right now.
"Still, I'm waiting for that day when I hear my song being played on the radio
next to George Strait and Brooks & Dunn. That's when I'll celebrate. At that point, I'll know my
work is just beginning, but I'll also know that dreams do come true."


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QUEENJs


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YEAR QUEEN

1946 Catherine "Toby" Crawford
1950 Mary Godwin*
1951 Margie Ann Suggs
1955 Mary Alice McDowell
1961 Adelaide Smith
1962 Jo Nez Love
1963 Kay Wright
1964 Janis Biewend
1965 Judy Walker
1967 Jo Ann Scott
1969 Sally Kline
1970 Deborah Bartley
1971 Mary Ann Barton**
1972 Cindy Westmoreland
1974 Latain Herres
1975 Karen Christopher
1976 Debra Jordan
1977 Pat Rittenhouse


1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997


Holly Wesley
Denise Krause
Karen Brown
Sherri Lynn Rayborne
Rhonda Rayborne
Martha Lee Marshall
Ti Ann Spence
Lana Harris
Kim Brown***
Jennifer Lynn Luke
Sherri Jones
Kellie Clarke
Lindsay Rist
Tonya White
Selena Norman
Gina Crews
Joy Lane
Paula Kay Buckner
Christy Rutledge****
Amanda Sutton


1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006


Allison Powers
Jelia Higginbotham
Kelly Addison
Erica Kay Carpenter
Kristin Holder
Katie Hunt
Melinda Osteen
Ashley Pevey
Crystal Black


* Also won Miss Florida and placed
in Miss America Top 10
** Also won Florida Watermelon
Queen
***Only Newberry girl to win Florida
Watermelon Queen
****Granddaughter of 1st Watermelon
Queen 50 years earlier


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ALACHUACOUNTYTODAY NUWI113 CIVY W rUAtUMtLCN ISfIIVAL MAY12,2007


0)-11 MONTH ([giEl (CrownedMay5th)
Queen Greenley Wilks* J&R Site Prep
1st Runner Up McKenzie Moses C9Tees, Inc. & Mommy & Daddy
2nd Runner Up Daisy Robinson Jackson & Robinson Construction
3rd Runner Up Kyndall Dorsey Grannah & Peepaw
Participants: Montana Adams Alachua Pest Control
Victoria Bond Parents
Layken Kedgley Mother


e-1 1 MAoNTH Col) BINts
King Karon Griffith
1st Runner Up Camden Kieman
2nd Runner Up Layne Worley
3rd Runner Up Zane Spires


(Crowned May 5th)
Urgent Care Center
Parents
Parents
Pro Law Grounds Maintenance


4 T'ra- CO) CDaEE -~ (CrownedMay 5th)
Queen Katie Thomas* 4 O'Clock Nursery & Papa & Nana
1st Runner Up Kinsey Akins Parents
2nd Runner Up Aubrey Brown Barrett Brown Trucking
3rd Runner Up Savanna Beauregard Family
Participants: Chelsea Chadwick Adkins Trucking & Family
Isabelle Torrence Hines Electric
Allison Vargas Vargas Realty & What's New
Consignment

4 Y EAVl) 4tID L EIN S (Crowned May 5th)
King Jimmy Ross Grandparents
1st Runner Up Owen Heron* Premier Precast, Inc.-James Cobb

-_ "-_K' .aO -..E' .S (CrownedMay4th)


I Y .AB O GLXS QUEENS (Crowned May 5th)
Queen Emily Roland Mawmaw & Pawpaw
Princess Abigail Daugherty Uncle Matt Matt & Aunt Jennifer Walker
1st Runner Up Mahala Placke Mom
2nd Runner Up Madison Kiernan Parents
3rd Runner Up Alana Morales Newberry's Backyard Bar B Q
Participants: Kendall Bailey Papa & Nana
Kaile Huddleston Sewing by Pam
Hannah Langford Lori Prevatt, Mary Kay Consultant
Paige Wilson Parents
Madisen Woolard Family

1 YEi A CI) ELINlS (Crowned May 5th)


King
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up

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1st Runner Up

2nd Runner Up
3rd Runner Up
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1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up


Wyatt Adkins
Adam Wilson
Riley Hodge


Kristyn Monge
Amy Bush

Delaney Fennell
Vega VanDeusen
Kenzie Certain
Kiara Cobb
Ashlynn Heron
Shaylyn Parrish
Ashley Thompson


Adkins Trucking & Family
Parents
His Favorite Cousin


(Crowned May 5th)
Lawn Worx
Dwaine Bush, Wells Fargo Home
Mortgage
Fennell Farm
Trevor Bass Harvesting
TJ's Feed & Farm Supply, Branford
Nanny Linda & Poppa J
Premier Precast Inc.-James Cobb
Prosteam 2000
n Grandparents


Queen

Princess
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up
3rd Runner Up
Participants:


Allison Bush

Jillian Wilson
Morgen Lamb
Alexa Stinton
Lilli Bentz
Danielle Baker
Chyanne Bowlen
Hannah Hershkowitz
Savannah McGraw
Alexis Weeks
Alexis Weldon


Dwaine Bush-Wells Fargo Home
Mortgage
Cherry Lane Used Furniture
Twice as Nice Consignment
The Floor Store
Family
Family
Parents
Uncle Dave & Aunt Karen & Mom
Parents
Parents
A & B Mobile Lawn Mower Repair


-.8 YEA~nL Ore' .iU.NE (CrownedMay 4th)


Queen
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up
3rd Runner Up
Participants:


9-SA V r_0
Queen
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up
3rd Runner Up
Participants:


COLI) KINoS (Crowned May 5th)
Kyrin Griffith Urgent Care Center


William Fortner
Caleb Hodges


Parents
Kinder Care


Tayler Mark
Madison Cook
Sierra Scott
Ayla Ross
Victoria Baker
Kali Sandoval


Morgan Hughes
Taylor Orcutt
Ashley Vargas
Danielle Hunt
Bailey Bowers
Jordan Davis
Kaitlin Dukes
Sheyenne Roberts
Kiersten Wilson


Gainesville Dodge
Sutton Family Homes
Urgent Care Center
Grandparents
Family
Mother

(Crowned May 4th)
Daddy
Milam Funeral Home, Newberry
Vargas Realty
Grandmother
Star Image Salon
Parents
State Attorney's Office
Summer Wind Lawn Maintenance
Bath Junkie


I -'13 7 1. -a 'LD' i',2LEE' (Cr6wned May4th)
Queen Rachael Burgin A Stitch in Time Embroidery
1st Runner Up Heather Hoffman Hoffman Construction, Inc.
CONTESTANTS' on page 22


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One-More-Time
previously loved famni ngs

Welcome to the 62nd Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival


Marty Greene, Owner
Former Watermelon Grower & Broker


(352) 332-8868
Sheila Beaver, Mana8er


Hwij 26 in Jonesville (Next door to Sherwin Williams Paints)


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CONTESTANTS Continued from page 20
2nd Runner Up Brittany Herring
3rd. Runner Up Jalyn Brownworth
Participants:++ Sierra Crosswhite
Jennifer Daugherty
Katie O'Neal


Pro Lawn
Newbery Backyard Bar B Q
4 O'Clock Nursery
Parents
Mom & Taylor


'4-1 '-1"..-': LD Ou _T N iEE[N (CrownedMay 4th)
Queen Mackenzie Silcox* Silcox Painting, S&S Pest Control &
Southern Air Systems
1st Runner Up Courtney Harvey Ace Carpet Cleaning & Mom
2nd Runner Up Kaylee Simmons Hodge Farms
Participants: Kayla Sinclair Blackwell Electric LLC
Jacklyn Wiencek Shady Rest Ranch


j7-'j YAL B' r )L"LN (to be crowned Fatthe Festival) E
Til. r *' 1 At V. 9-1 E N (to be crowned at the Festival)


Participants:


Rayle Green
Jessica Herbert

Megan Marsh
Ashley Massagee
Vanessa Rawlins

Jessica Southard
Leslie Torres


Boyd & Son Sod Farm
Superior Pool Services of
N.Central FL
Sanchez Farms
Lincoln Dental Lab
Rustic Manor Design & Prod./Riverland
Construction Srvcs

Family


VENDORS:
Continued from page 13


Sebrina Marie Gemstone
Jewelry
Sew Krazy,
Something Special
Sungate Concessions
Wayne Browning Popourri &
Garlands
Wayne Pringle Wooden
Outdoor Accessories
White's Metal Detectors
Wind Wonders
Wood & Stuff Stained Glass,
Birdhouses, etc.



Dan Lewis Seafood Lunches
Dogs by Wally


Jeff Stalvey Funnel Cake &
Drinks
Fun Time Food
K&L Concessions
Karry Riggs The Original
Nut Hut
Newberry's Backyard Bar-B-
Cue
Newman's Concession
Paul Wilborn Seafood &
Drinks & Mechanical Bull
Susan Southern Breakfast &
Snack Foods
United Methodist Church of
Newberry Youth Corn on
Cob & Soft Drinks


*Photogenic Winner


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: .I.; & i i" C.o .D.M NATOS,
President Chari Martin
Vice President Kim Stinton
Secretary Kathi Thomas
Treasurer Kindra McGehee
Advertisement & Publicity Coordinator Chari Martin
Contest Coordinators Pam Holt & Kindra McGehee
Entertainment Coordinators Mark Copeland and Chari Martin
Exhibit Coordinator Tonya Silcox
Pageant Coordinator Lisa Hughes
Pfrade Coordinators Kathi Thomas and Tia Bonnell
Pie/Cake Baking Coordinator Deana McLendon
Auction Coordinators Joyce McKoy
Auctioneers Kindra McGehee and Deana McLendon
Melon Cutting Roger Fillyaw
Tee-Shirt Design & Printing Joyce McKoy & Daba Designworks


Emily Holt
Katie Holt
Brittani Martin
Katelynn McGehee
Linda Woodcock


The Newberry Watermelon Festival Committee, Inc. wishes to thank
the following businesses and people for their support:
Florida Rock Industries, Inc.
Official 2007 Newberry Watermelon Festival Guide Alachua County Today
Newspaper
Oak View Middle School
Irma Cobb & Milam Funeral Home for Coordination & Preparation of the Queens'
Luncheon
Newberry Methodist Church for Location of the Queens' Luncheon and Interviews
Don Green for Watermelons



The Newberry Watermelon Festival Committee, Inc. wishes to thank
the following sponsors for their support:
Florida Rock Industries, Inc.
93.7 FM K-Country Radio, Ocala/Gainesville www.937kcountry.com
Alachua County Today newspaper, Alachua www.alachuacountytoday.com

Special Thanks from Pageant Organizer Lisa Hughes for those busi-
nesses and individuals who freely donate to sponsor pageant'contest-
ants. Without these donations, many children could not afford to
participate in the event.


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