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Group Title: Alachua County Today.
Title: Alachua County Today. August 16, 2007.
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By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Political activist
Charles Grapski was arrested Monday
afternoon on several counts of battery on
law enforcement officers among other
charges according to an Alachua Police
Department (APD) report.
Police reported that on Monday
Grapski went to APD seeking
information on a closed case.
"I advised [Grapski] my report had
all of the information in it and the case
was closed and I wasn't going to answer
anymore questions," Police Chief Robert
Jernigan wrote in his report following


Monday's incident.
Jernigan said he then asked Grapski
to leave, but Grapski refused.
"I went into APD and locked the
door.
"[Grapski] then banged on the door."
Reportedly after asking Grapski to
leave a second time, Jemigan informed
the political activist that he would be
arrested for trespassing. Jernigan said he
warned Grapski again before placing
him under arrest.
Grapski resisted arrest by kicking
Jernigan, the report states. Officer
Patrick Barcia was reportedly then head
butted on the chin by Grapski while


trying to assist Jernigan with the arrest.
A third officer, Chris Latimer, tried to
open an interior door when he was
kicked by Grapski, causing injury to the
officer's left middle finger according to
Jernigan.
The report indicates that several
citizens where in the lobby of the police
department at the time of the incident.
Grapski was then taken to the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
(ACSO) Department of the Jail (DOJ).
Officers charged Grapski with three
felony counts of battery on a law
enforcement officer, one felony count of
resisting officers with violence, one


misdemeanor charge of trespassing and
another misdemeanor charge of
disturbing the peace.
During a first appearance hearing via
video link on Tuesday morning, a judge
set Grapski's bond at $10,000, ordered
him to have a mental health evaluation
and to stay off of certain City of Alachua
properties and avoid contact with city
officials.
If the situation hadn't gotten bad
enough for Grapski, they got worse
Tuesday morning following his first
appearance hearing.
According to ACSO officials,
GRAPSKI on page A10


Mayor to


become next


High Springs


City Attorney

DePeter set to assume position
By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS A familiar face
to the High Springs City Commission is
S set to become the next High Springs
next City Attorney. Last week
Commissioners chose current Mayor
Tom .DePeter to take over the position
from retiring City Attorney Jim
S Pendland.
DePeter has served on the
Commission since 2004 and has served
as Mayor of High Springs for the last
nine months. The Commission cited
DePeter's knowledge of High Springs
government and issues about the city
along with cost as deciding factors in
his appointment. DePeter's duties as a
contracted City Attorney will cost High
Springs $36,000 annually and overtime
pay of $80 an hour according to the
proposal he submitted to the City.
The other candidate for the position,
High Springs Code Board Attorney
William Whitley, requested a fee of
$1,500 per month for 15 hours of
service, and an additional $125 per hour
for overtime pay. The Commission said
the huge difference in costs between
DePeter an'd Whitley played a
significant role in the hiring decision,
especially in light of the possibility of a
tight city budget in the upcoming fiscal.
year.
"We had to live within our means,"
said High Springs Commissioner Kirk
Eppenstein.
ATTORNEY on page A3


A facelift for




medians,

Alachua's southern entrance to feature stately palms


Commission seeking


help for residents


caught in the middle
City taking out loan to finance sewer connection costs
for homes built from October 1998 to February 2006


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS High
Springs City Commissioners
last week gave approval for the
city to apply for a federal loan
from the United States
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Rural Development.
The loan would pave the way




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for local residents living within
the footprints of phases two and
three of the city's wastewater
disposal system to finally
connect to city sewer.
The 40-year loan would
assist in spreading out the cost
of a sewer connection for
residents whose homes were
SEWER on page AIO


more charges

Lascivious molestation charges added to
attempted sexual battery on a minor


BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Upgrading of medians along U.S. Highway 441 in Alachua began Monday with
contractors installing irrigation systems for the new landscaping to be planted soon.


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA A series of medians on
U.S. Highway 441 in Alachua have been
barren for years. Except for a lone oak tree,
one crepe myrtle, a wild fern and a few
sprigs of grass struggling to survive along
the narrow ribbon of dirt, little to no
vegetation has existed in the highway's
medians on the eastern end of Alachua. But
that spartan image will soon be a memory.


Commissioned by the Florida
Department of Transportation (FDOT),
Gainesville Landscaping Contractors, Inc.
started the project Monday. At a total cost
of about $250,000, the company will be
installing an irrigation system and
landscaping.
"We expect the project to be completed
in about three months," said Gina Busscher,
a spokesperson for FDOT.
MEDIANS on page A4


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY A former
Newberry City Commissioner
who was arrested less than two
weeks ago in Marion County on
charges of attempted sexual
battery on a minor is facing
more charges in Alachua
County.
According to Alachua
County Sheriff Office (ACSO)
Deputy Keith Faulk,
investigators have charged 45-


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against a child
less than 12 years of age. Faulk
said the 11-year-old child is the
same one who Karelas was
involved with the night of Aug.
KARELAS on page A9


Tropical Storm Dean not


yet a threat to area


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
ALACHUA As Tropical
Storm Dean is pushing its way
west, North Central Florida
isn't in the storm's projected
path as of Wednesday.
According to National
Weather Service Meteorologist
Scott Carroll, Tropical Storm
Dean is moving west at 20
miles per hour. As of 1 p.m.
Wednesday, the storm was
1,045 miles east of the Lesser
Antilles with sustained winds
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By DAN REID
Today Reporter
ALACHUA There are over 2.1 million
farms in the United States, and 43,000 of those
operations are located in Florida. It's not
surprising that tractors are a popular form of
machinery in Alachua County and surrounding
areas. Alachua Tractor & Equipment Company
is a longtime dealer of tractors and related
farming implements and has become a favorite
destination for people buying tractors who also
want hometown customer service.
Tim Stokes, who has owned Alachua Tractor
& Equipment since 1993, said Alachua County is
ALACHUA TRACTOR on page A9


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customers and staff have contributed to his
company's success since 1993 when he took
ownership of the business.


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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.
and 5:30 p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
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.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
*Mhcanop) 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.


Jesse says, "Open your
arms to change, but don't
letgo ofyour values."

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NAARP 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: Aug. 21 and
22, 9 am. to 1 p.m.
*The Alachua County Crisis Center is
seeking volunteers to become Crisis
Line Counselors. Sixty hours of in-
depth training are provided. This is an
opportunity to impact the lives of fellow
community members and to gain life-
enhancing communication skills. The
next training class begins Saturday, Sept
8. Contact Ali Martinez at 352-264-
6782 or visit http://crisiscenter
volunteer.alachuacounty.us' for more
information.
EThe Alachua Lions Club meetings
are held weekly on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The weekly meetings are held at the
clubhouse located at 15115 NW 142
Terrace (Lions Club Terrace). If you are
interested in becoming-a member of the
Alachua Lions Club, please join us for a
meeting or call 386-462-7178. Lions are
men and women who volunteer their
time to humanitarian causes in their local
and world community.
=Arts 4 the Senses Easter Seals at
Altrusa House will presentArts 4 the
Senses on Friday, Aug. 17, 6:30 -9:30
p.m. The fundraiser will feature an art
show, sale, and auction showcasing
works in visual art media by some of the
area's most renowned artists. Those
attending will enjoy an evening of
specialty coffees, wines, desserts, and
music. Proceeds for the sale and auction


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By Linda
Rice
Chapman
ERA Trend
Realty of
High Springs

Are you a new business
in town? There is no better
way for you to build your
business than to join your
local Chamber of Commerce.
Alachua has an energetic
group of business persons
who meet the first Tuesday of
every month at Rick's Fish
House at noon. (RSVP at
386-462-3333).
We have informative and
timely speakers at our
meetings and of course,
Rick's great food! We invite
you to attend our quarterly
evening networking mixers
which are hosted by various
businesses around town.
Another great way to get
to know your business
neighbors is to become
involved in the Chamber's
community activities. Our
next project is Scarecrow
Row, a great place to
showcase your business by
renting a light post site on
Main Street. You can design a
scarecrow to celebrate the fall
harvest and promote your
business.
The Alachua Chamber is
also conducting a fall
membership drive. Our goal
is to visit every Alachua
business who is not currently
a member. This year we will
be producing a new directory
and we hope to be able to list
your business there! Join
soon so you will be included.
What is the cost to you?
Dues are very reasonable,
lunch at Rick's is $7,
inclusive of tip and beverage
and the benefits of
membership in our Chamber
- priceless.

Linda is a licensed attorney,
mediator and realtor Stop by ERA
Trend Realty 320 NE Santa Fe


Blvd, High Springs for area maps,
information and all your real estate
needs. Call 352-226-2432 Always
thereforyou!

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will provide client support for Altrusa
House. It will take place at Altrusa
House, 2002 N.W. 36th Avenue in
Gainesville. For additional information,
callAltrusa house 352-377-7708.
EThe City of Archer and the
Recreation Development Committee
will be conducting a groundbreaking
for the renovation of the Archer
Community Center onAug. 25 at 11
a.m. at 16639 SW 137thAvenue in
Archer. The public is invited to attend.
nThe Cub Scouts.of Pack 88 invite
you to a special meeting at Alachua
.Elementary School Cafeteria on
Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.
If you want your son to have some
fun, excitement outdoor opportunities,
and a chance to participate in a program
in which he doesn't always have to win
instead, he lears about "Do your best"
and how to be helpful to others then
we have just the program for you! Now
is your chance to get him involved and
signed up for Cub Scouting! For more
information about how your son can
join, please contact Orlando Lanni at
386-462-1947 or Mary Grady at 386-
462-7879.
EThe Girls Club of Alachua County
(The Girls Club) will be holding a
carnival for children and families,
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10-a..- 2 p.m.
at 2101 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville.
The carnival is a great way to kick off the
new 2007-2008 school year and
celebrate 25 years of the Girls Club of
Alachua County helping girls grow.
With the recent financial support cuts
dramatically reducing funding for the
2007-2008 year, the Girls Club is going
back to its roots in the community for
their help and support. The Girls Club
25th Birthday Carnival will include:
Games galore, a Dunking Booth, Uncle
Mike's Hugging Farm, Laser Tag,
Camival Food, Prizes, Slides, and much


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Alachua Branch:
Check back for updates on the
opening at 15100 NW 141 Street.

Archer Branch:
Empower The Beginning E-mailer!:
for the Internet/ computer novice. -
Wednesdays, 10 am.-12 noon. FREE
one-on-one tutoring is available every
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. This
is the tear-free way to learn how to set-,
up and maintain a free e-mail account
Crafters' Coffee Klatch -
Wednesdays, 10 am.-12 noon. If you
embroider, quilt, knit or enjoy doing any
other "non-messy" craft, this is the
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 'Match' with
other craft enthusiasts in the
community.
Pine Needle Basketry: Basic Skills I -
Wednesday, September 12th, 10 am.-
12 noon This program is limited to 10
participants. Please call and register for
the class.
Pat "The Pine Needle Lady" is
coming to teach the basic skill ofcasting
on knots. She will provide all of the
materials and you will walk away with
a new skill and a pair of earrings.
The Big Read: Zora Neale Hurston's
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Sunday, September 16th, 2:30 p.m. -
Movie Screening
Monday, September 17th, 10:00 am. -
Movie Screening: Archer Senior
Center
Movie Screenings: Enjoy the film
adaptation along with the classic novel.
Halle Berry stars as Janie' Crawford,
whose journey takes her through three
marriages with three very different men,
from tremendous success to
unspeakable heartbreak.
Alachua County Library District is
excited to host The Big Read this
September. We invite you to read,
ponder and talk about Zora Neale
Hurston, her life and her book; Their
Eyes Were Watching God with us.
The Big Read is an initiative of the
National Endowment for the Arts, in
partnership with the Institute of
Museum and Library Services, and in
cooperation with Arts Midwest. It is
designed to revitalize the role of literary
reading by providing citizens with the
opportunity to read and discuss a single
book within their communities.
Pine Needle Basketry II Wednesday,
September 19th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon


more. We will also have free Public
Safety Demonstrations by Gainesville
Police Department, Alachua Sheriff's
Office and Gainesville Fire Rescue.
*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.
EThe High Springs New Century
Woman's Club Summer Film Festival
promises to be informative, thought
provoking, nostalgic, and exciting. Each
movie evening will include a pot-luck
supper beginning at 6 p.m. All these
activities are open to the public, at no
charge. The films will start at 7 p.m. and
will be shown on the big screen on
stage. Donations will be accepted to
help defray the cost of air conditioning.
The following film will be shown:
Friday, Aug. 24, "How Mushrooms
Can Help Save the World," presented
by Dr. Paul Stamets, a biologist,
mycologist and author of Mycelium
Running. He reveals astonishing
evidence of how nature's solutions
surpass our conception of what's
possible to radically restore ecosystems
and human health.
For more information, call 386-454-
3609.
EHigh Springs Farmers' Market -
Schedule of upcoming events.
Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. -
Community Garden Seed Starters
Workshop at the Community Garden.
Join master gardener Irene Patterson
preparing seed trays and pots and
planting seeds to grow for transplanting
in September in the fall garden, All
community gardeners especially invited.
Public welcome.


The High Springs Farmers' Market
is a program of the City of High Springs
with funding from Project for Public
Spaces with support from W.K. Kellogg
Foundation and the High Springs
Community Redevelopment Agency
(CRA.) For more information, please
call 386-454-3950.
EMebane Home Homecoming '07
will be holding a Fall Festival on
Saturday Nov. 24 in Alachua. Vendors
and organizations are invited to share
expertise and products by participating
in this festival. Standard booths will be
$35. To reserve a booth or simply get
more information, contact Marie
Calhoun at 386-462-2539.
nNational Dog Day -Aug. 26! Join us,
for demonstrations, vendors, music,
contests, dog shows, a Walk a dog thon
and more! Music provided by Crisis
Band and the Dirt Road Band. The
event will be held at the High Springs
Civic Center from 9 am. -6 p.m.
=Third Annual Orange & Blue
Pageant will be held Friday, Sept. 14
at the Best Westerni Gateway Grand,
4200 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville.
The theme of the pageant is
"Making a Difference" Scholarship
Pageant forYoung LadiesAges 13 to 24.
Junior Miss (13-15) Queen will
receive a $300 prize. TeenMiss (16-19)
will receive a $500 prize. Miss (20-24)
Queen will receive a $1,000 prize.
Applications can be picked up at
these locations: Facials and More by
Jodie at the Best Western Gateway
Grand, 352-367-0663 or Barbara
Franklin, 107 North Main Street,
Gainesville, 352-271-1116.
*Employers sought for 18th Annual
Job Fair at SFCC Local businesses
are invited to table at the 18th Annual
Job Fair at Santa Fe Community
College, 9 am.-2 p.m. on Thursday,
Aug. 30. The event will be held at the


ichua County Library Dist


This class is limited to 10 participants.
Please call the branch to register for the
class.
Pat "The Pine Needle Lady" is
back for another lesson. Learn the
second basic pine needle weaving skill.
Start a trinket basket with a simple knot

Hawthorne Branch:
Preschool Storytime Thursdays,
10:30 am. 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!
The Big Read: Zora Neale Hurston's
Their Eyes Were Watching God -
Saturday, September 8th, 2:00 p.m.
Movie Screening
Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 p.m. -
Book Discussion
Sunday, October 7th, 3:00 p.m. In
Zora's Words: A Dramatic Reading
for Their Eyes Were Watching God
Movie Screenings: Enjoy the film
adaptation along with the classic novel.
Halle Berry stars as Janie
Crawford, whose journey takes her
through three marriages with three very
different men, from tremendous success
to unspeakable heartbreak
Book Discussions: After reading
Their Eyes Were Watching God, take
part in a stimulating discussion. A
number of books will be given away at
each event
In Zora's Words: A Dramatic
Reading for Their Eyes Were Watching
God: Join local storyteller and
community leader, Vivian Filer as she
brings this book to life.
Alachua County Library District is
excited to host The Big Read this
September. We invite you to read,
ponder and talk about Zora Neale
Hurston, her life and her book, Their
Eyes Were Watching God with us.
The Big Read is an initiative of the
National Endowment for the Arts, in
partnership with the Institute of
Museum and Library Services, and in
cooperation with Arts Midwest. It is
designed to revitalize the role of literary
reading by providing citizens with the
opportunity to read and discuss a single
book within their communities.
Denim, Duct Tape, & Bling -
Wednesday, September 19th, 3:30 p.m.
Join library staff to make your own
denim creation: you can bring your own
denims to decorate and personalize
your own jeans or jacket with bling or
create a denim wallet using the


PUBLIC NOTICE
A Neighborhood Workshop will be held to discuss a Special
Exception (SE) Application and Site Plan Application to expand
the existing City of Alachua Wastewater Treatment Facility on
233 acres located at the terminus of NW 126't Terrace; due west
of the Progress Corporate Park in the City. of Alachua. The
purpose of the workshop is to educate owners of nearby 'lands
about the proposed development and receive comments and
address concerns, where possible.
The meeting will be held Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
at the C(r. of Alachua Commission Chambers. The Commission
Chambers are located at 15 100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, FL
32616.
CONTACT: Gerry Dedenbach, AICP
PHONA: (352) 331-1976


interesting provided materials.

High Springs Branch:
Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, 11:00
a.m. -,ages 5 & under Stories, songs,
and activities for the preschool set.
Toddler Time Movies Thursdays,
10:30 am. September 6th-November
15th, 2007 Movies on the big screen 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.
Teen Movie Thursday Thursdays,
3:00 p.m. September 6th-November
15th, 2007 Popular movies on the big
screen.
Gardening @ The Library: -
Hanging Baskets Sunday, August
19th, 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a hanging garden
using a variety of containers. Learn how
to line your container with sphagnum
moss. Join local Master Gardener
Laurie Sheldon for this popular
demonstration.
Butterfly Bonanza Tuesday,
September 11th, 2:30 p.m. Learn about
the beautiful world of butterflies from
the folks of the Greathouse Butterfly
Farm!
The Big Read: Zora Neale Hurston's
Their Eyes Were Watching God -
Thursday, September 13th, 6:00 p.m. -
Movie Screening
Thursday, September 27th, 6:00 p.m. -
Book Discussion
Movie Screenings: Enjoy the film
adaptation along with the classic novel.
Halle Berry stars as Janie Crawford,
whose joumey takes her through three
marriages with three very different men,
from tremendous success to
unspeakable heartbreak.
Book Discussions: After reading
Their Eyes Were Watching God, take
part in a stimulating discussion. A
number of books will be given away at
each event.
Alachua County Library District is
excited to host The Big Read this
September. We invite you to read,
ponder and talk about Zora Neale
Hurston, her life and her book; Their


SFCC gym, Building V, and is hosted by
the college's Career and Job Placement
Service. This eventtypically draws more
than 1,500 potential job seekers, who
come armed with their resumes and
dressed for success. Businesses
represent industries as diverse as health
care, retail, waste disposal, and business.
Participation is free. Booth space is
usually 8 feet by 4 feet Contact Bruce
Gordon by Aug. 24 at the latest to
.reserve your space. For more
information, visit http://admin.sfcc.edu/
-placementor contact Bruce Gordon at
352-395-5822.
EStephen Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park invites visitors to a slide
program entitled "Memories," featuring
historic White Springs. The program
includes photos of hotels, boarding
houses and homes located in the town
before the devastating 1911 fire. The
slide show will highlight the years 1860
to 1919. This event will take place from
2 p.m. 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at
the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park in White Springs, FL
(Located on US 41, three miles from I-
75 and nine miles from 1-10). For
additional information, call 386-397-
4331. To learn more about the park, visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfost
er.
EThe Santa Fe High School Class of
'1987 will be celebrating their 20-year
reunion on Oct. 5 and 6. SFHS
Homecoming Game Friday night;
Midday Family Barbecue on Saturday,
and dinner and dancing Saturday
evening. For ticket information, contact
Tina "Frazier" Mallory at 404-819-
1936, KatrinaFrazier@yahoo.com or
Kim "Hines" Lege at 352-262-4879,
kim05569@yahoo.com.





rict
Eyes Were Watching God with us.
The Big Read is an initiative of the
National Endowment for the Arts, in
partnership with the Institute of
Museum and Library Services, and in
cooperation with Arts Midwest It is
designed to revitalize the role of literary
reading by providing citizens with the
opportunity to read and discuss a single
book within their communities.

Micanopy Branch:
Little House On The Prairie: The
Journeys Sunday, September 16th,
3:00 p.m. While you might be familiar
with the stories by Laura Ingalls Wilder,
you mnay not know all her adventures!
(She lived in Florida!) Joinusto find out
more about the family's travels. A short
craft follows the program.

Newberry Branch:
Sounds Of The Harp Sunday,
September 9th, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.'
Enjoy the calming effect of harp music.
Seasoned pedal harpist, Barbara
Kerkhoff, will perform a mix of
traditional, popular, and classical
selections.
Meet Molly: The Monarch Butterfly
Puppet- Sunday, September 23rd, 3:00
p.m.-4:00 p.m. Come along with
Molly and her caterpillar friend on their
fun-filled adventure through a butterfly
garden.

Waldo Branch:
The Big Read: Zora Neale Hurston's
Their Eyes Were Watching God -
Sunday, September 9th, 3:00 p.m.-5:00
p.m.
Movie Screening: Waldo
Community Center
Movie Screenings: Enjoy the film
adaptation along with the classic novel.
Halle Berry stars as Janie Crawford,
whose journey takes her through three
marriages with three very different men,
from tremendous success to
unspeakable heartbreak.
Alachua County Library District is
excited to host The Big Read this
September. We invite you to read,
ponder and talk about Zora Neale
Hurston, her life and her book, Their
Eyes Were Watching God with us.
The Big Read is an initiative of the
National Endowment for the Arts, in
partnership with the Institute of
Museum and Library Services, and in
cooperation with Arts Midwest. It is
designed to revitalize the role of literary
reading by providing citizens with the
opportunity to read and discuss a single
.book within their communities.


PUBLIC NOTICE
A Neighborhood Workshop will be held to discuss a Small-scale
Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application on
7 acres located on US 441 in the City of Alachua, north of NW
109th Lane. The existing Future.Land Use classification is
Agriculture (A) with a Zoning district of Agriculture (A). The
proposed Future Iand Use is Commercial (COM) with a
proposed Zoning category of Commercial Intensive (CI). The
purpose of the workshop is to educate owners of nearby lands
about the proposed development and receive comments and
address concerns, where possible.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at
6:00p.m. at the Alachua Elementary School. The Alachua
Elementary School is located at 13800 NW 52"" Place, Alachua,
FL 32616.
CONTACT: Gerry Dedenbach, AICP
PHONE: 1352) 331-1976 f y






ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2007 A3


50nversar
Jack and Pat Parrish will sweethearts and after
celebrate 50 years of marriage graduating from Lake Weir
on Sunday. High School were married on
They were high school August 19, 1957.

ATTORNEY:
Continued from page A

High Springs has options

in filling DePeter's seat


Commissioner Larry Travis
believes having DePeter as a
contracted City Attorney
instead of one on staff will
make the position more
efficient and save the city
money.
"We need to get the most
bang for the buck," said Travis.
DePeter served in the
Untied States Air Force from
1981 to 1988. During his time
in the Air Force DePeter served
in a variety of roles including
Senior Voice Systems
Supervisor, and as a Chinese
Cryptologic Linguist. The
Maine native attended St.
Petersburg Junior College and
the University of Hawaii before
receiving his law degree from
the University of Florida in
1991.
DePeter, who has 15 years
experience as an attorney, in the
past has worked in civil law,
marital law, consumer law, and
housing law. He currently has
his own law practice in High
Springs specializing in general
civil practice.
DePeter assured
Commissioners that the City
Attorney position will not have
a political nature once he takes
over. He said his role as City
Attorney is to advise the
Commission of the legal issues
and ramifications that face
High Springs.
DePeter said his tenure on
the City Commission has
prepared him well for the new
role he's about to tackle.
"It's given me exposure and
familiarity with the issues in the
city," said DePeter.
According to Eppcnstein,
DePeter brings an intimate
knowledge of the city's
business to the position, and
believes DePeter's transition
time in his new role will be
minimal. Eppenstein further
said that DePeter exemplifies
good service to the community
and he is confident that DePeter
will serve High Springs well as
its City Attorney.
"I have a huge level of
confidence of someone that's
been behind the dais for the last
two-and-a-half years." said
Eppenstein.
Commissioner Jim Gabriel
said he's observed in the last
several weeks DePeter making
a transition in the way he looks
at issues that have come before
the Commission. Gabriel
doesn't think that DePeter
won't become a sixth
Commissioner, added that
DePeter has a strong desire to
perform well as City Attorney.
"He's hungry, and he'll
provide a high level of service,"
said Gabriel.
Commissioner Byran
Williams said DePeter's
attention to detail will be an
asset to High Springs.
"Tom is a very detailed
person. He'll make sure things
are done right," said Williams.
Travis said the choice of
DePeter was important because
of the experience he brings to
the table with his knowledge of
High Springs government.
"It's important we have
someone that we can trust,"
said Travis.
With the selection of
DePeter to the City Attorney's


position comes a potentially
sticky situation. With
DePeter's term on the
Commission set to expire in
November, he indicated last
Friday that he might assume
City Attorney duties prior to the
end of his term.
"I don't have a great desire
to resign from the
Commission," said DePeter.
If DePeter were to resign
from his seat on the
Commission, the City would
face the choice of either
appointing an interim
Commissioner or keeping the
seat vacant. The fifth
Commission seat has often
been a crucial tiebreaking vote
in the High Springs
Commission over the years.
In the past, current City
Attorney Pendland has stated
on numerous occasions that
he's willing to continue as City
Attorney until someone was
ready to assume the position.
When asked how the
situation regarding how
DePeter's seat will be
addressed, Travis was unsure
what direction, the city was
heading.
"I'm not sure where we're
at yet," said Travis.
Travis plans to meet with
High Springs City Manager Jim
Drumm and Pendland to
discuss the City Attorney issue
and the matter of DePeter
possibly vacating his seat early.
# # #


Governor


proclaims flags


to half-staff

Christopher Todd Neiberger honored


Today Staff Report
ALACHUA COUNTY In
accordance with a proclamation
issued by Florida Governor
Charlie Crist, all State and
National flags will be flown at
half-staff on Thursday, August
16, 2007 throughout Alachua
County in honor of Specialist
Christopher Todd Neiberger.
Specialist Neiberger lost his
life while serving with the
United States Army in Iraq on
Monday, Aug. 6, 2007. He was
the son of Mary June Neiberger
of the Alachua County Equal
Opportunity Office and -Dr.
Richard Neiberger. Specialist
Neiberger graduated from
Gainesville High School in
2003, was an Eagle Scout and
known for his involvement in
his family's church, Trinity
United Methodist Church of
Gainesville.
At 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug.
16, 2007, a military color guard


Neiberger
will lower the State and
National flags to half-staff on
the lawn of the Alachua County
Administration Building.
The State and National flags
in the front of the State Capitol
in Tallahassee will also be
lowered to half-staff.
# # #


PUBLIC NOTICE
A neighborhood workshop will be held to discuss the construction of a
new drive-thru facility for the existing Alarion Bank located at 16404
NW 174"' Drive, Alachua, Florida. This is not a public hearing. The
purpose of this meeting is to inform neighboring property owners of the
proposed project and to seek their comments.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5"', 2007 at
5:30 p.m., located at 16404 NW 174th Drive, Alachua, Florida.
Contact: Eng, Denman & Associates, Inc.
Phone: (352) 373-3541


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The project spans medians from Progress
Boulevard, near the railroad overpass, to NW
129 Terrace where a previous landscaping
project left off.
The contract includes the planting of eight
sable palms, four wild date palms, two live oak
trees, four crepe myrtles and some 8,000 low-
growing ground cover plants. Included in the
ground cover are liriope, coontie and jasmine.
Busscher noted, however, the landscaping
project is not to be confused with a resurfacing
project from Santa Fe High School to the
railroad overpass. That project has not yet
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Oak View Middle

High Schools
Hawthorne Middle/High
Newberry High
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at $3.5 million.
The resurfacing project would take about
six months to complete and likely won't begin
until February or March.
FDOT had announced previously that with
the resurfacing project, it would be linking
together traffic signals along U.S. 441 and
timing them for the most efficient flow of
traffic. Busscher said it is expected that the
resurfacing project would be completed
around fall 2008.
# # #


Thrush


Q: What is thrush?
A: Thrush is a condition
in which white or grayish-
white patches appear on the
mucous membranes of the
mouth. Those would be the
tongue, lips, cheeks, gums
and throat. The condition is
the result of excessive
growth of the fungus
Candida albicans, which is
normally present in the
mouth.
Infants can develop
thrush if they are exposed to
bottle nipples that are not
sterile or breast nipples that
are infected Thrush is more
likely to occur in infants and
the elderly, but it can


develop in anyone with
lowered resistance. And at
any age the condition can
develop as a side effect of
antibiotics or any other
medication that destroys
normal oral bacteria. The
patches associated with
thrush look like curdled
milk. When scraped off, they
bleed and are painful.
Mild cases of thrush are
likely to disappear without
treatment. Severe cases may
require topical application of
anti-fungal medication.
Thrush is also known as
candidiasis or moniliasis.
Ask your dentist for more
information about thrush.


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Special to Alachua County Today

The financial services from
Edward Jones again was named
the No. 1 full-service brokerage
firm in the August- edition of
SmartMoney magazine,
according to Jay Murray, a
financial advisor in Alachua.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

The City of High Springs has applied for and received a
CDBG Grant for the purpose of Housing Rehabilitation. This
program is designed to perform general code related repairs
and improvements for low and low to moderate-income
homeowners. If you, or a contractor you know, are a
licensed housing rehabilitation contractor and are interested
in bidding for this work, please call 352-381-1975 to request
an application for the High Springs program. All applications
will be accepted up to 2PM on August 31, 2007.

Items eligible for repair include roofs, heating systems;
plumbing, electrical and other code related housing systems.
Contractors must provide proof of workers compensation (or
exemption of) and liability insurance to be considered for this
program. Details for participation and program rules and
regulations will be discussed at this meeting.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please call
Steve Nabors, Project Manager at 352-381-1975.

The City of High Springs is an equal opportunity employer.
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The firm placed ahead of six
other firms and received high
marks in the four categories
surveyed by the magazine:
stock picking, customer
satisfaction, trust and customer
statements.
Edward Jones, which
ranked No. 1 in 2005 as well,
received five-star ratings in
client statements and customer
satisfaction.
"We are honored to once
again receive this recognition,"
said Murray. "It is a direct
reflection of the relationship we
have with the individual
investors we serve. Client
service excellence is how
Edward Jones distinguishes
itself in the financial services in
industry."
In addition to its own
research, SmartMoney used a
customer-satisfaction survey
from J.D. Power and
Associates, a trust survey from
Forrester Research, a review of
customer statements from
Dalbar and stock-picking
performance reviews from
several equity research
companies to determine the
rankings.
Edward Jones provides


financial services for individual
investors in the United States
and, through its affiliates, in
Canada and the United
Kingdom. Every aspect of the
firm's business, from the types
of investment options offered to
the location of branch offices, s
designed to cater to individual
investors in the communities in
which they live and work. The
firm's 10,000-plus financial
advisors work directly with
more than seven million clients
to understand their personal
goals from college savings to
retirement and create long-
term investment strategies that
emphasize a well-balanced
portfolio and a buy-and-hold
strategy. Edward '-Jones
embraces the importance of
building long-term, fact-to-face
relationships with client,
helping them to understand and
make sense of the investment
options available today.
Edward Jones is
headquartered in St. Louis. The
Edward Jones interactive Web
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recruiting Web site is
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Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 pm and Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10am
Southern Oaks Golf Club 717 NW Fairway Dr. Lake City
(Formirly Lake City Cointry Club)
Hosted by: Reverend Charm A. Greene and Linda Walker
Anointed Praise & Worship by Thomas Griffin & Band
Advance Registration "30 *- 35 At The Door
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MEDIANS:
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Resurfacing project to begin in spring


Date
Tuesday, September 4

Thursday, September 6,
Kindergarten September 11
Grades 1-8 September 13

Thursday, September 6
Thursday, September 6
Thursday, September 6
Thursday, September 6

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Tuesday, September 11
Monday, September 10

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Tuesday, September 18
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Grades 6-8 6 7:30 p.m.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2007 AS




God's love and saving grace


In the Gospel of Saint Luke
15:11, is the parable of the
Prodigal Son. This is among
the most frequently talked about
parables, and possibly, one of
the most popular themes from
the Gospels. The meaning of
the word prodigal is:
Characterized by profuse or
wasteful expenditure. So, just
from the title you can tell that
this is a story about a man who
simply goes out and wastes his
inheritance from his father -
everything meant to provide for
his future.
Most importantly, this is a
story showing that no matter
what we do, God will forgive
us, which is exactly what, with
this parable, Christ is teaching
to His disciples and to all of us.
But notice how Saint Luke
recounts the words that Jesus


uses, especially, during the part leave our folli
as the son returns
home to face his
father. This appears
to be one of the most
significant parts of
the whole parable..
In St. Luke ,, i.
Chapter 15, the first
half of Verse 20,


"When he was yet a
great way off his
father saw him."
This is as if the father
of the prodigal son
had been watching
and waiting for his
return. This helps us
to understand that
God knows the hearts
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He knows when we


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are near. However, He does not
force us to respond to Him or to


out there in th
trap those w


ies and come back for something to fill the void
to Him. that they have created in
Our Heavenly themselves by rejecting God's
Father waits love.
patiently for us to The second half of Verse 20
return to Him says, "His father saw him, and
once we realize had compassion, and ran, and
that we cannot fell on his neck, and kissed
make it on our him." The father did not sit
own. This is the back and wait for his wayward
example of a son to come crawling back on
headstrong child his hands and knees begging for
trying to prove to forgiveness. The father ran to
God and his son, hugged his neck and
everyone else, kissed him. There were no
that he is angry words or shouting,.but an
indestructible and outpouring of love from the
needs no help to father to the wayward child.
do anything. But In the next verses, the son
as the prodigal tries' to apologize to his father
son learned, there for his transgressions but the
are many pitfalls father is already telling the
ie world waiting to servants to clean him up and
ho blindly search __ _


prepare a feast "For this my son
was dead, and is alive again; he
was lost, and is found. This is
the story of one who had walked
away from God, but has
returned penitent and repentant
"And they began to be merry "
All of the angels of heaven
rejoice at the recovery of one
that has fallen away, and we are
given this example that we, as
Christians, are to rejoice in this
also.
So, what are we to learn
from these few lines of Holy
Scripture? Does this apply to us
directly? I would have to say
that it does. Although we go
through our daily lives trying to
live as Christ-like as possible,
we still fall short; we commit
sins. So each Lord's Day we
come before God with a contrite


heart asking for forgiveness.
We receive His saving Grace,
not through anything that we do
but out of God's eternal love for
us. And we are washed clean by
the Blood of Christ, and thus
brought into Holy Communion
with our Heavenly Father.
We should take from this the
knowledge that the parable of
the Lost Son is designed to
teach Christians the joy of our
heavenly Father in the return
and penitence of every sinner
and of His gracious readiness to
forgive, no matter how far we
may have wandered from Him
nor how much we may have
chosen to ignore His goodness
towards us.
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Join us at these local events


*North Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church is celebrating
151st Home Coming and
Revival Sunday, Aug. 19
through Aug. 22 with Randy
and Mary Perry. Randy and
Mary are one of the top
evangelistic team in America
today. Sunday Aug. 19: 9:30
a.m., Breakfast and Sunday
School; 10:45 a.m., Home
Coming Celebration; Noon,
Balloon Launch; 12:30 p.m.,
Home Coming Dinner (bring
your favorite dishes to share);
2:30 p.m., Gospel Sing; 7 p.m.
with Randy and Mary Perry
speaking and singing.
The church is located at
25330 NW County Road 239,
Alachua (1/4 mile north of the
CR 236 and CR 239
intersection).For information,
call 386-462-3317. Pastor
Edwin A Gardner.


*Women of God Ministries,
in Christ is holding a
conference, "Refresh, Renew
& Revive," and luncheon on
Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. and
Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at
717 NW Fairway Drive,
Southern Oaks Golf Club, Lake
City with hosts Reverend
Charm A. Greene and Linda
Walker. Anointed Praise and
Worship with Thomas Griffin
and Band, speakers Dr. Shirley
Arnold, Rev. Charm Greene
and Cynthia Thompson. The
conference cost is $30 ($35 at
the door) per person, including
lunch. Registration forms are
available at Lake City Christian
Supplies, New Life Bible Book
Store of Live Oak, Greene &
Associates in Lake City, and
Lady Bug Flowers & Plants of
Alachua.


Make checks payable to:
Women of God Ministries, in
Christ, Inc. and mail to 1111
SW Ridge Street, Lake City, FL
32024. For information, call
386-752-2397 or 386-418-
8881.
EFoundation 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
*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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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


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

S MychrIstcentrai com
S386-462-2264

C iH RilST CE NTIRAL
I IN ISTRIES
"BuildingLife Together"
Temporary Location
Located at 14200 NW 1.48th Place
Downtown Alachua (in the old Post Office)
Service Times:
Sunday 9:00-o0:15am


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10:30- 1:00am


Life Groups
meet at various times during the week.
SWednesday
Student Mintry 7:13pm


First United Methodist Church
Hwy 441 S., High Springs
Sunday School: 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship:. 8:45 a.m.,
Traditional Worship: 11 a.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 e (386) 454-1255



F i C H U R C
F A &M I L V C H U P C It


"Ift"pacting Live
,ith tile TruthOf
God's Word."


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.-1st, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study


-. AII 6aitnts Englteant Churtl
A parish ofthe Christian Episcopal Church
Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is upheld
Where we kneel to pray
* Where worshipful music is the standard
* Where traditional liturgy is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
Where traditional values are taught
Where we seek to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
Come Join Us
Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
and other special services as announced.
8100 SW Archer Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 www.AllsaintsXnEC.org



CFellowship
Church
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
'Worship at 10:45 a.m.
16916 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs
386-454-1700 www.FellowshipOnline.org


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

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
16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua


North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386) 462-3317 edwin3441@cox.net
Rev. Edwin A. Gardner, Pastor
Sun. Breakfast 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 9:45 am.;
Worship 10:45 a.m.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
Sp.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 search for a friendly church has ended


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

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

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


Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Churdt in WestemAladMua 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.gacecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by Lifting Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace


Legacy baptist Church
Sunday Services at The Alachua Women's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
(Children's Sunday School 9:30 am
Church Service 10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pm
Pastor.lohn Jernigan (386) 454-5529
www.legacybap'tistchurch.org

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


"We know that in all things


"We know that in all things
we are more than
Conquerors. We are
Champions." Romans 8:37


Visit us at Sidney Lanier School, located at 312 NW 16 Ave. (Near Burger King, Comer of Main & 16thAve.)
* Congregational Prayer: 10 a.m. Praise & Worship: 10:30 a.m. Morning Service: 11 am.
Children's Church: 11 a.m. Bible Study: Wed Evening 7 p.m.
Bible Study location announced Sunday For information call: (352) 318-2208


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.

W 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


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


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


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 11a.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.

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

HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes for AllAges 9:30 a.m.
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 a.m.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Prayer Mtg/Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Bill Woods, Interim Pastor
386-462-3390 18105 NW 262 Avenue


Services
Sf Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
ofL I fie s Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
i Wednesday:
L i AssemblyofGod Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Downtown Alachua Nursery provided for all services.
www.riveroflifeassembly.org Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church .
Anglican Tradition
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
[t (386) 454-9812


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
WORDS F ENCOURAGEMENT 386462-8454
Pastor: Mike Lee


List your Place of
Worship
here
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.


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)
4 stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule:' Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
Tuesday 7 p.m., Weekdays Mon, Wed
and Fri 8:30 a.m. No Mass Thursday.
Confession: Saturday 45 min. prior to
Mass or anytime on request
3210 N.E. Santa Fe Boulevard
(U.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
S (386) 454-2358


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From the Principal

Welcome back to a new school year!
We have a lot to be excited about. We're
especially proud of our academic
accomplishments last year; we met both the
state's criteria for an "A" school and surpassed
federal standards for adequate yearly progress.
This year, we plan to do even better. We have
expanded our Science Lab and outdoor
classroom with the help of our PTA and local
business partners. We'll have even more
Accelerated Reader books thanks to a grant from


From the Principal

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to
the 2007-2008 school year and congratulate you
on the distinction of being an "A" school again.
Our faculty and staff are eagerly planning for
your arrival and are anticipating another great
year filled with exciting learning opportunities.
We welcome back our returning students and
their families and look forward to building
relationships with those of you who are joining
us for the first time.


From the Principal

Welcome Back Hornets. It is with great
expectation that we start a new school year.
There is much to accomplish and your time with
us will fortify you well into the future. I
encourage you to take serious your schooling and
to apply yourself to all the challenges before you.
My advice to you is to work hard, ask question

From the Principal

Welcome back to another fantastic school
year! We continue to make some much needed
changes, the most obvious being the brand new
bus drive at the back of the campus. With this
new addition, the traffic flow at the beginning
and end of the day will be much improved. It
may take a few days for everyone to learn the
new traffic patterns, but with everyone's
cooperation, we will have much safer and
efficient traffic movement in and out of the
school.
On the academic front, we have several new
teachers here'at HSCS. Please plan to stop by for


From the Principal

We would like to take a moment to welcome
you to the 2007-2008 school year. With the
summer months coming to an end, our
administration, faculty, and staff are eagerly
anticipating your arrival and looking forward to.
working with each of you'to make this year a
huge success. We welcome our new families and


From the Principal

Welcome back students, staff, and parents!
We were awarded a "B" grade this past school
year. I applaud the hard work of our teachers,
students, parents and staff. We have been
working this past year, and into the summer to
continue the rich tradition of A. L. Mebane
Middle School being the "Gateway to Learning."
As we embark on a new school year, we are
committed to the'mission of the faculty and staff:
"To develop in each student through the
application of innovative practices and engaging
curriculum the knowledge, academic skills,
self-esteem and self-discipline to be successful in .
school and life."
New teacher additions to the Mebane family
include Margaret McDonald, John
Montmarquette, Jennifer Pine, Alice Fleming,


Jim Brandenburg, Alachua
Elementary School
Wal-Mart and continued support from our PTA.
We have expanded our Professional
Development School partnership with the UF
College of Education with our own Professor-in-
Residence. Our goal is to provide a well-
balanced, comprehensive program for all our-
students.
We look forward to seeing all our students
and parents at Meet the Teacher on Friday, Aug.
17 at noon. It will be a great year to be an
Alachua Alligator!

Jerry Douglas, Archer
Community School
Please come by the school Friday, Aug. 17,
between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. for "Meet the
Teachers". Open House will be held, Thursday,
Sept. 6, and PTA will be selling hot dogs, pizza,
sodas, and more beginning at 6:00 PM in the
cafeteria. The program.will start at 6:20 with a
brief introductory assembly followed by
individual classroom visits concluding at 7:45. I
hope all our families will be able to attend.
We're going to have a GREAT year!

Dr.. Robert Craig, Hawthorne
Middle/High School
and apply yourself to your studies and your
extracurricular purists. Always act in an
honorable way in all you say and do. Respect
yourself, your peers and those adults who teach
and work with you. I pledge to you that we will
work hard on your behalf and in your best
interests. Again welcome back.

Jeffrey Means, High Springs
Community School
"Meet the Teacher".onr Friday, Aug. 17, between
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and welcome them to our
community.
Prepare for learning and success to occur,
starting now! Pick up a book and start reading,
learn some new vocabulary, and already you are
on the way to increased comprehension. This is
one of the keys to success increased
comprehension. As you learn a new word, and
incorporate it into your usable vocabulary, you
are well on your way to a great year of academic
success!


Lina Bedoya, Irby
Elementary School
welcome back our returning families.
Please mark your calendars for Meet the
Teacher on Friday, Aug. 17 from 12 2 p.m. and
Open House on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 7 -8 p.m.
Again, welcome to the Irby team and we'll
see you soon.


Veita Jackson-Carter,
Mebane Middle School
and Diane Brody.
In keeping with my commitment to
professional development, the School Advisory
Council fufided a great opportunity for 14 staff
members to attend the 36th Annual Florida
League of Middle Schools Conference (June-7-
10) in Sarasota. Teachers and Career Service
personnel will be sharing their training through
"Best Practices" with the entire faculty during
Pre-Planning, and throughout the school year.
The supply lists are available, by grade level,
in the front office.
Dates to remember: Meet Your Teacher,
Thursday, Aug. 16 from 1 p.m. 2 p.m.; Open
House is Sept. 11 at 6 p.m.
Students, we are awaiting your arrival! Let's
get ready to start a great new school year.


From the Principal


Hershel Lyons, Newberry
High School


Newberry High School's grandest news of the summer is our school grade we are now a "B"
school! We are extremely proud of our hard working students many achieved significant learning
gains. NHS Panthers will begin the school year by celebrating our accomplishments from last year.
During pre-planning, our administration, faculty, and staff will enjoy festivities at Hart Springs and
meals sponsored by businesses. Students who earned the privilege will participate in an academic
reward trip.
Many thanks to our sponsors for making our celebrations possible:
Ameris Bank National Guard Florida Credit Union
Gainesville Health & Fitness Bill Conrad Construction Subway of Newberry
Backyard Barbecue Newberry Feed & Seed Florida Rock
Milam Funeral Home Capital City Bank United States Army
Barnes Healthcare Services Southern Fuelwood
We are looking forward to another successful school year. Please visit our website often
http://www.sbac.edu/-nhs/. Become a part of the spirit we call Panther Pride.
Go Panthers!


From the Principal

Principal Lacy Redd of Newberry Elementary
is excited her favorite day of the year is coming
soon. Aug. 20, the first day of school, is right
around the corner. Her staff has been working all
summer to plan the new school year. The theme
for the new year is "Learning: the Final Frontier"
and the whole school is decorated with stars,
planets, meteors, UFO's, aliens, and other space
themed fun!
Several great new teachers to Newberry
Elementary this year: Kelly Wyckoff, Laura
Figueroa, Melissa Wallace, Vanessa Stark,
Gretchen Torres, Diane Terry and Patty Duval.
Meet the teacher will be Friday Aug. 17 from 1
p.m. 2:30 p.m. School officially starts at 7:45
a.m., but most kids are in their classrooms and


From the Principal

I would like to take this opportunity to
welcome all of the Oak View Panthers to the
2007-2008 school year. Our teachers have been
working hard all summer preparing for the
upcoming year. We are excited about all there is
in store for our students!
We are pleased to welcome many new
teachers to Oak View's staff this year. Ms. Anne
Powers, a guidance counselor, comes to us from
Newberry High School. Mr. Les Hurley comes to
us from Archer Community School and will be
teaching 6th grade math. Mr. Bernard Baez
comes to us from Williams Elementary and will
be teaching 6th grade science and Spanish I. Ms.
Eugenia Campbell, 7th grade science, comes to
us from Newberry High School.. Mrs. Linda Sue
Rucarean comes to us from Ft. Clarke and will be


From the Principal

Greetings! We trust that your summer has
been productive and that you are ready for the
challenges and opportunities that await you this
school year at Santa Fe High School.
We are excited about some of the changes that
have taken place on .our campus during the
summer. Major site improvements will help
alleviate traffic congestion before and after
school. Parking has been improved for both
school and after school activities. Several major
drainage issues on the east side of campus have
been resolved and we have managed to upgrade
some previously unusable land for pasture. All of
these improvements were necessary to prepare
the campus for a new classroom building.
Construction of the building is scheduled to
begin in Jan. 2008.
This year, we are adding Biotechnology to
our course offerings. Santa Fe High School
cooperated with the Center of Excellence in
Regenerative Health Biotechnology here in
Alachua, the University of Florida, Santa Fe
Community College; and biotechnology industry
representatives to develop a course that will
equip our students with an understanding of the
fundamental principals of this exciting and
rapidly emerging field.
We continue to search for ways to make your
educational experience at Santa Fe High School


Lacy Redd, Newberry
Elementary School
beginning work at 7:30 a.m. To ensure that your
child is not late, please get here early as traffic
can be slow and you don't want your child to
miss a minute of the great teaching that is
happening at this school!.
Breakfast is served from 7:10 a.m. to 7:35
a.m., and all children eat for free. We will
continue to have three points of dismissal: bus
rider, car pickup and parent pickup. Be sure your
child's teacher knows what your child will be in
the afternoons and provide any. changes in
writing. Supply lists are available at the school or
on our website: http://www.sbac.edu/-newberry
You can also find the lunch menu at this site.
Everyone at Newberry Elementary looks
forwarding to "Blasting Off' to a great new year!

Karen Clarke, Oak View
Middle School

teaching reading and language arts. Mrs. Sherrie
King comes to us from Tennessee and will be
teaching 8th grade reading. Mrs. Tonya Martin
will be teaching 6th grade math and science and
Mrs. Jessica Campbell will be teaching 6th grade
language arts.
We are particularly excited about the new
additions to our academic programs. We have
added seven SMART Board systems to be used in
our classrooms which will put new technology in
our students' hands. We have also added Spanish
to our exploratory course offerings.
Our school hours remain the same From
8:25 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
We are looking forward to a great year. We
will see all of you on Monday, Aug. 20.


Bill Herschleb, Santa Fe
,High School
the best it can possibly be. As we look at test data
for our students and school, it becomes clear that
we need to .emphasize reading, mathematics,
science, and writing skills. Reading and
interpreting complex text, writing, and speaking
are now essential skills not only to higher
education but also for meaningful employment.
As emerging nations develop economically,
many of the jobs that have sustained our citizens
and our economy in the past are no longer
available in the United States. A high school
diploma by itself is no longer enough to gain and
maintain anything other than the most basic
employment.
We will do everything within our capabilities
to provide quality learning experiences for all of
our students. We need your help from home in
doing the same. Please make an attempt to
review what learning has taken place each day.
Please also try to set aside time each night for
reading and discussing meaningful text materials.
Reading and discussing school text books at
home can help everyone become better readers,
speakers, and thinkers.
Please join with us in making the educational
experiences for the youth of our community the
best they can possibly be.


Schools
Alachua Elementary
Archer Community
High Springs Community
Irby Elementary
Newberry Elementary
Shell Elementary
Waldo Community
Hawthorne Middle
Mebane Middle
Oak View Middle
Hawthorne High
Newberry High

Santa Fe High


Meet Your Teacher/Orientation
Friday, Aug. 17: 12 noon 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17: 1 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17: 12 noon 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17: 12 noon 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17: 1 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17: 1 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17: 12 noon 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17: 2:30 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16: 1 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16: 1 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17: 2:30 3:30 p.m.
New Student Orientation
Thursday, Aug. 16: 7 8:30 p.m. Open House
Ninth Grade Orientation schedule is
Friday, Aug. 17: 9 a.m. on
on A 4.


School
Alachua Elementary School
Archer Community School
Hawthorne High School
High Springs Community School
Irby Elementary School
Mebane Middle School
Newberry Elementary School
Newberry High School
Oak View Middle School
Santa Fe High School
Shell Elementary School
Waldo Community School


Voice mailboxes are updated by the
Transportation Department as conditions change.
To obtain the latest bus schedule changes 1. Dial 955-6942
2. Touch the box number assigned to the school


Box
5653
5654
5664
5666
5668
5674
5676
5677
5679
5682
5683
5687


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Changes in store for students,


teachers at Santa Fe High School


By DAN REID
Today, Reporter


ALACHUA Students and teachers at Santa Fe
High School in Alachua will see changes at the
school during the upcoming school with new school
hours and a new parking lot complete with new
parking procedures.
Starting on Monday, Aug. 20, school hours will
start at 9 a.m. instead of the previous time of 8:45
a.m. Dismissal time will also change from the former
time of 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. According to Santa Fe
High School Principal Bill Herschleb, changes in
school hours were needed because buses running
rural routes were often late arriving on time at the
school for both dismissal and the start of the school
day.
Perhaps the most visible change at the school
involves a rerouting of traffic on campus. Parent and
student drivers will now enter and exit the school
from County Road 235A. Parents who drop off
students will drive through the west lane of the west
parking lot to drop students off in the traffic lane
adjacent to the school. Students and parents
previously entered the school from the U.S. 441
entrance.
Buses arriving and departing school will do so
using the US Highway 441 gate. Boarding and
unboarding of the school bus will take place between
the Media Center and Building 10.
Herschleb said the new drop off and pickup
procedures will minimize. the possibility of
parent/student traffic being mixed with bus traffic.
Even though there were no injuries reported with the
old procedures, Herschleb said the former route


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always presented a risk of accidents.
"There was always a potential for injury," said
Herschleb.
The new parking lot adjacent to Couinty Road
235A will be for student parking only. The parking
area in front of the Main Office will be available for
visitors, faculty and some student parking. Visitors
attending sporting events at the school will park in the
new student parking area along County Road 235A.
A factor in instituting a new parking procedure is
planned construction of a science building near the
baseball fields. The new building will include eight
laboratories and groundbreaking is scheduled for
next January with construction of the facility
expected to take a year.
The new parking lot and science wing are not the
only new additions coming to the school that has an
estimated 1,250' students and 95 faculty and staff
members. A new media center is in the planning
stages along with a new cafeteria. As part of the
school's master plan, an administrative suite is
planned for the future, but Herschleb said it will be
years before the suite comes to fruition.
According to Herschleb the cost for the new
parking lot and routes is just under a million dollars.
Ilerschleb said no costs for the science building have
been determined yet. However, he said the
construction may cost around an estimated $5 million
dollars.
Santa Fe High School, which opened in 1956, last
had a new addition to the facility in the late 1990s
with the construction of the Agricultural Science
building.


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Community School


By DAN REID
Today Reporter


HIGH SPRINGS Parents whose children attend
High Springs Community School during the
upcoming school year will notice a change in the
pickup and drop area for their children at the school -
and hopefully less traffic congestion.
During the course of the summer a new bus lane
was constructed to ease the flow of traffic during peak
drop off and pickup times during the day. Parents
dropping off children in kindergarten through fifth
grade will do so at the front of the school, as well as
pick them up at the same location at the end of the
school day. Traffic will enter the front gates and stay
inside the right lane past the main office to the
elementary side of campus.
Parents of sixth to eighth grade students will drop
and pickup their children at the old bus circle.
According to assistant-principal Eva Copeland the
designated areas for drop off and pickup will begin at
the flagpole and stop at the end of the covered


walkway.
Marked parking spaces and the grassy area next to
the PE field will be used as a parking area for parents
who walk their children to their classrooms. As for the
new bus lane, it will consist of one lane and is
designated for buses only.
Alachua County School District Director of
Facilities Ed Gable said the new bus loop is part ofthe
master plan for expansion of High Springs
Community School. Gable explained the old
procedures for dropping and picking up children was
one way in one way out sort of system that caused
heavy traffic overflow outside the school. He added
one contributing cause of the traffic problem is that
more kids are not walking to school anymore, but
instead are being dropped off by parents because of
security concerns.
When asked what role High Springs officials and
police personnel had in improving traffic around the
school Gable said the city played a vital role and
participated in discussions on the issue.
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Elementary Schools
Alachua Elementary (3-5)
Principal: Jim Brandenburg
Office Hours: 7 am. 3:45 p.m.
Address: 13800NW 152 Place, Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386) 462-1841
Fax:(386)462-0133

Archer Community (PK-5)
Principal: Jerry Douglas
Office Hours: 7:30 am. 4 p.m.
Address: 14533 SW 170 Street, Archer, FL 32618
Phone: (352)495-2111
Fax: (352)495-1796

High Springs Community (K-8)
Principal: Jeffley Means
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs 7:15 am. 4 p.m.
Friday 7:15 am. 3:30 p.m.
Address: 1015 N Main, High Springs, FL 32643
Phone: (386)454-1958
Fax: (386)454-2298

Irby, W.W. (PK-2)
Principal: Lina Bedoya
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs- 7:15 am. 3:45 p.m.
Friday 7:15 a.m. 3:15 pnm.
Address: 13505 NW 140 Street, Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386)462-5002.
Fax: (386)462-5731

Newberry (PK-5)
Principal: Lacy Redd
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs 7 am. 3:45 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. 3:15 p.m.
Address: 25705 SW 15 Avenue, Newberry, FL 32669
Phone: (352)472-1100
Fax: (352)472-1120

Shell, Chester (K-5)
Principal: Dr. Gladys Wright
Office Hours: 7:30,a.m. 4 p.m.
Address: 21633 SE 65 Avenue, Hawthorne, FL
32640
Phone: (352)481-1901
Fax: (352)481-1911

Waldo Comm. (PK-6)
Principal: Bill PoweJl
office Hours: 7:30a.m. 3:30 p.m.


'Waldo Comm. (con't)
Address: 14450 NE 148 Avenue, Waldo, FL. 32694
Phone: (352)468-1451
Fax: (352)468-2097 (Not a dedicated thx line. Please
call before faxing.)

Middle Schools
Mebane, A. L. (6-8)
Principal: Veita L. Jackson-Carter
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs 7:30 am. 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 am. 3:30 p.m.
Address: 16401 NW 140 Street, Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386)462-1648
Fax: (386)462-9094

Oak View (6-8)
Principal: Karen Clarke
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30 am. 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 am. 3:30 p.m.
Address: 1203 SW 250 Street, Newberry, FL 32669
Phone: (352)472-1102
Fax: (352)472-1131

?Hi.gcih Schools
Hawthorne (6-12)
Principal: Dr. Robert Craig
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs 7:30 am. 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Address: 21403 SE 69 Avenue, Hawthorne, FL
32640
Phone: (352)481-1900
Fax: (352)481-4859

Newberry (9-12)
Principal: Hershel Lyons
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs 7:30 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Address: 400 SW 258 Street, Newbeny, FL 32669
Phone: (352)472-1101
Fax: (352)472-1116

Santa Fe (9-12)
Principal: Bill Herschleb
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs 7 a.m. 4 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Address: 16213 NW US Hwy 441, Alachua, FL
32615
Phone: (386)462-1125
Fax: (386)462-1711


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*Elementary 7:45 am. 1:45 p.m.
S Middle 7:55 am. 2:05 p.m.
High 9:00 am. 3:10 p.m.
High Springs Community School
1 K-5 7:45 am. 1:45 p.m.
S.s. 6-8 7:45 am. 1:57 p.m.
..f. ^ Early Dismissal on Wednesday
SK-4 12:30 p.m.
.. 5-8 12:36 p.m.


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8:30 am. 2:40 p.m.
8 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
8 a.m. 2:10 p.m.
8 a.m. 2:10 p.m.
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School is back i session.


Drivers, beare


Another school year has begun and the streets
are once again full of kids biking, ending and
walking to and from school. This is no tme
for dnvers to be careless. Just one
lapse in concentration-Nwhether
reaching for a cup of coffee or
adfusing the volume knob on the
stereo-is all it lakes for a driver
to miss seeing a child dart into
the street or a bus driver raise
the stop sign. Don't let it
happen to you Always dnve
with caution in areas with
school children and follow
these rips.


Watch out for children
walking and biking to
and from school.

Give pedestrians the right of way.

Observe the speed limit,
especially in school zones.

Learn and obey the traffic
rules of school zones.

Understand and heed allt
school bus lights. '.

SEliminate all distractions
when driving in school '
zones.

Know and follow the drop-
off and pick-up procedures o
at school.




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A8 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY VOICE OF THE HEARTLANDS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2007





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ESTABLISHED IN 2000


GAIL G. LUPARELLO
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ELLEN B. BOUKARI
Executive Editor


BRYAN BOUKARI
Managing Editor


ALACHUA TODAY, INC.


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To what do we



owe this honor?
By now, it is no secret that Charles Grapski has been
making waves inAlachua. Grapski, a self-professed
activist, has spent the better part of the last 16 months
marginalizing himself and thereby his purported
causes.
But more disturbingly, Grapski has had the assistance of
Attorney Joseph Little, a University of Florida law school professor.
Little has helped Grapski from the beginning with filing lawsuits
against the City ofAlachua.
As a professional, Little should have reasonable expectations
that his client's cases have substance and are founded in reality. As
a professor at the University of Florida and a State of Florida
employee, Little should recognize and respect ethical boundaries of
using his, and thus the public's, time on cases in which essentially
the public is being sued.
Little has been in the thick of numerous lawsuits between
'Grapski and the City ofAlachua. A review of Grapski's outrageous
conduct might be helpful in showing why Little should remove
himself from casework involving the City of Alachua. But a full
review would take far too much room. A limited evaluation seems
more appropriate and practical two characteristics which Grapski
apparently has no concept.
At the risk of beating a dead horse, we first note Grapski's
voluminous and often absurd public information requests. Perhaps
"obscene" is a better descriptor.
Alachua County Today stands squarely behind anyone seeking
information via reasonable public records requests. "Reasonable" is
a subjective and relative term. We can say without hesitation that
Grapski's requests are not frequently reasonable.
An accounting of Grapski's communications with the City of
Alachua would show he has submitted about 1,000 pages in records
requests. To make it clear, the 1,000 pages would represent
Grapski's submissions to the city in which he has requested what
amounts to tens of thousands of public documents.
At one time, Grapski requested a copy of every e-mail received
by the City ofAlachua. On an individual basis, Grapski's requests
may not seem insurmountable. Collectively, however, it becomes
clear Grapski is on a witch hunt, not dissimilar to others who have
come before him.
The Alachua County Today editorial board does not subscribe to
the notion that outsiders or newcomers may not question the current
authority. We find new and diverse ideas, in fact, to be crucial in
evolving and improving government.
But Grapski and Little have overstepped any semblance of
decorum and outright insulted Alachua's leaders and its citizens.
There is no place at the table of legislation and negotiations for
people who cannot conduct themselves with a modicum of decency.
Grapski is quick to note how much wiser he is than anyone else.
With a wagging finger and condescending tone, Grapski regularly
hurls attacks at commissioners, city staff and anyone else that might
have the misfortune of dealing with him.
Although charges have only been filed and not proven in the
Monday arrest of Grapski, the incident goes a long way in
demonstrating the political activist's pattern of behavior.
SDuring a recent meeting, Grapski distastefully likened the recent
bridge collapse in Minnesota to something that could happen in
Alachua if the City doesn't keep the current tax structure in place.
Attorney Joseph Little ought to be ashamed of his involvement
with suing the City ofAlachua. Grapski has shown that, for him,
winning a lawsuit against Alachua is far more important than a net
positive gain for the public at large. This is not an endeavor in
which a State employee, working on the public's dime, should be
involved.
The editorial board ofAlachua County Today knows the
University of Florida is well familiar with financial audits. It's now
time for the university to begin conducting an ethical audit
examining to what extent should the taxpayers of Florida finance
what is tantamount to a personal witch hunt with no public purpose.
In the face of statewide tax cuts already mandated, and with more
on the horizon, how can these expenditures be justified to the public
while the critical needs of basic health care, public education, and
affordable housing take a back seat?
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Addicted to greatness


I am an addict.
I am totally and completely addicted to
TaB.
Yes, that TaB, the 1960s soft drink that
was Coke's answer to Diet Rite Cola.
Been drinking it for decades.
My refrigerator, is never without it.
My family and closest friends and
colleagues understand my addiction and
humor me.
However, I must admit .
that I have converted a
surprising number of
people to becoming TaB ?
drinkers as well.
We are a clannish lot. '
With good reason.
We are subjected to
abuse at the hands of
grinning pre-pubescent I
grocery store bagboys and
the occasional cashier who
loves, to tell me, and
anyone else within ELLEN BO
earshot, either that TaB is
the soda their mother used Today Coh
to drink or they can't
believe it's still being made. I'm waiting
for the day I move into the "my
grandmother used to drink TaB" stage. I'm
sure it can't be far off.
No matter.
I will continue to drink it.
I enjoy it.
It has no calories.
It has no carbohydrates;
It has no fat, no protein, and only 40
grams ofisodium.
The Coca-Cola people say that is a
"very low" amount of sodium.
I believe them.
I don't know how much caffeine is in
TaB.
I do know that whatever the amount, it
is just right.
It wakes me up in the morning and
keeps me going in the evening.
I drink TaB a lot.
Some people might think I'm going to
end up like rats in the laboratory my body
riddled with some TaB induced ailment.
I don't think so..


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Those rats were pumped with amounts
so concentrated that the average human
being would have to drink roughly 600 cans
a day to equal their intake.
I would if I could, but it's simply not
possible.
I drink a lot but not that much.
And who's to say that whatever
ingredient targeted in the laboratory studies
was the actual basis of the rats'
demise?
It was more likely they
expired of old age.
The average life expectancy
of rats typically used in
;",, laboratory tests is less than two.
years. Some rats only live six
months ... unless they're human,
and then they live forever.
S The Coca-Cola laboratory
geeks have fiddled with the
formula several times. But in
spite of their meddling, they
KARI haven't ruined it yet.
I suspect that they drink it as


umnist well.
I have noticed through
painstaking research (personal observation
and statistical analysis with a margin of
error of plus or minus 3-percent at a 95
percent level of confidence, of course) that
individuals who drink TaB are in the upper
percentile, intelligence-wise. They are also
generally good looking people with
pleasant personalities, honest dispositions
and brimming with humility.
I trust people who drink TaB.
That's not to say I don't trust people
who drink other beverages, say, Mountain
Dew or carrot juice. It's just that those
folks require a bit more scrutiny.
If they drank TaB, they'd get a free pass.
TaB folks are like that.
Some doomsday naysayers said that
TaB wouldn't last. They said it was only a
"fad."
Let's see, introduced in 1963, and with
lightning swift calculations from my TaB
sharpened dendrites (that's neural receptors
for you non-TaB drinkers), that means 44
years and counting.
Not a fad.


Just a great thing.
And Coca-Cola isn't paying me to say
this.
But that's an idea kind of like the "real
thing."
TaB is the "great thing."
It's great to me.
It keeps me awake when I need to be
alert, the mix of carbonation is superior,
and icy cold it feels good all the way down.
What's that?
You say it sounds as though I'm
addicted?
Yes, I told you that at the outset.
Clearly, you must not be one of the 131
TaB drinkers worldwide, or you would
have picked up on that.
But all is forgiven.
If everyone drank TaB, demrand would
soar, prices would skyrocket and I'd'have to
pay an arm and a leg to support my habit,
and sadly, those appendages are already
owned by the gas station.
Therefore, I can't recommend TaB to
everyone.
But I can state unequivocally that I am
without doubt a "TaB-aholic."
I am an addict with a'habit to support.
Therefore, I am publicly announcing
my dependency as an appeal for help.
Not for freedom from my dependency,
but freedom from the cost of maintaining it.
Thus, I am offering the sympathetic
public the opportunity to make donations to
help support my habit.
All legal tender is accepted.
I'll even take a six-pack of TaB on
account.
But be forewarned if you buy it
personally be prepared for bagboy smirks
and amazingly callous remarks.
But no matter.
You'll be in the company of greatness.

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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LETT ER ToU ED I TO


High Springs sewer
project, more smoke
and mirrors....

Last week I attended
another High Springs meeting
on the sewer project. I \\as
interested in getting an update
on the progress and asking a
few questions
I go in the hopes of getting
an honest answer and accurate
infil nation I leave wondering,
"\\.at did they say?" And
checking my pocket to see if I
still have my wallet.
Last week's meeting was a
reminder that things are still the
same. To the traditional smoke
and mirror show, they added a
board to write on. One of the
items on that board was to pick
a financing plan for those
residents (about 60) who will be
told they have to pay around
$10,00,;o hook up to the sewer


system. \\hen the time comes
The consensus %\as to get a 40-
sear plan to pa. back in 10. OK
not too bad.
But ai I discovered though
a Freedom of Information Act
request to ITSDA Rural
Development, there was a
"Letter of Condition" dated
July 26, 2005, to the Honorable
Kirk Eppenstein (Mayor at the
time). This letter required the
City to "meet" all conditions
within 120 days. The letter also
told the City these conditions
must be understood and agreed
to by the City of High Springs
before further consideration
may be given to the application
- An application for funds.
On July 28, 2005, Mayor
Kirk Eppenstein signed the
"Letter of Intent to Meet
Conditions" with one line that
stands out saying, "It is our
intent to meet ,ll of them not


later than No\ ember 28. 2005.
It's no\ l\\o ears later. and
at all pre\ ious meetings
concerning the se%\er project.
the cirs commissioners told us
"'t eeneis," we had to find a
\wa\ to add the cost to our
mortgage. bornon the funds,
should have planned better, etc.
No mention of a planned
financing as required by the
agreement they signed with the
USDA, just the standard answer
that, "we feel bad, but there are
no funds or funding available".
So, why now, over two
years from when he signed that
letter, is the City Commission
talking about a financing plan?
Was it because of the fact that I
was able to get a copy of this
agreement and bring it to the
public's attention? Did they just
forget? Was it a secret gift they
would offer us this Christmas?
Or were they hoping I would


Just go a%3\ :
\\e \\ill ne\er know the
Iiuth. as long as the\ continue
using the smoke, mirrors and
no\\ a display\ bouid.
Bob Barnas
High Springs




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CSTORdfM: Hurricane preparation is essential
CnIne impgAl


of 60 miles per hour. Carroll
said if the storm continues its
current track it will remain far
south of the North Central
Florida area.
Even though the chance is
remote that the storm will make
landfall in the area, Carroll said


residents should still monitor
the storm closely.
"Any storm this far out is
something to be concerned
about," said Carroll.
Carroll said the storm is
expected to move through the
Caribbean and into Jamaica.


By Monday, he said the storm is
projected in the area of the
southwest Caribbean Sea.
Carroll advises residents to
have final hurricane
preparations in place and to
start having essential hurricane
supplies on hand. He said


storms such as Dean are a
cautious reminder that we are in
the heart of hurricane season.
"It highlights the fact we're
in hurricane season, and that we
can be affected by this,", said
Carroll
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By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS City of High
Springs and Alachua County
Commissioners conducted a joint meeting
at High Springs City Hall Monday evening
to discuss key issues important to both the
city and county. Priority issues discussed
included transportation and taxes.
High Springs Commissioner Kirk
Eppenstein expressed frustration about the
lack of a truck bypass in High Springs.
Eppenstein said that downtown High
Springs may lose its unique atmosphere and
become an unseemly' area if trucks and
semi-trailers continue to travel through the
heart of downtown.
Eppenstein added that the city has
worked on developing a bypass for two
decades, and said he's frustrated with the


one of the top areas in Florida
for tractor -sales. Stokes
believes the friendliness of his
customers and their desire to
purchase quality items are
reasons why his company has
succeeded for many years.
"They are great folks around
here to deal with. It makes it
easier," said Stokes.
Stokes, 34, grew up on a
farm in Bryceville, a rural town
outside of Jacksonville. Stokes
and his father were customers
of Alachua Tractor and
Equipment when the store was
owned by Ford. When Ford
opted to sell their tractor stores
the men jumped quickly at the
opportunity to buy the Alachua,
store.
Stokes became the sole
owner of the store a few years


lack of progress. The commissioner was
quick to point out that much of the traffic
traveling through High Springs on a daily
basis is from people who don't live in the
area.
Also discussed was how the tax cuts
mandated by .the Florida Legislature will
affect both the county and High Springs.
The city's proposed budget for the next
fiscal year includes cuts in city services,
along with a trimmed down fire and police
departments. Alachua County
Commissioner Lee Pinkoson cautioned
both commissions that if Florida voters in
January approve a Super Homestead
Exemption the result would be additional
trimming of both county and city budgets.
Alachua County Commissioner Rodney
Long said joint meetings between the
county and local municipalities are
beneficial. "This is an opportunity to gauge


later after he bought out his
father's shares of the company.
When Stokes is not busy
operating Alachua Tractor &
Equipment he spends time with
his wife and three young
children in his native
Bryceville.
As someone who grew up in
a farming environment Stokes
saw owning a tractor store as a
natural fit for him. He said
when he first purchased the
business he felt it was a good
opportunity.
"Being in farming all my
life, it was an attractive future
for me," said Stokes.
Alachua Tractor &
Equipment is also an attractive
place for customers. The store
has a variety of name brand
tractors and related equipment.


CITY OF ALACHUA

ANNUAL REPORT

DOWNTOWN

REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT


The City of Alachua has completed an Annual
Report on program activities accomplished
within its Downtown Redevelopment District for
Fiscal Year 2006 (October 1, 2005 September
30, 2006). A copy of this report is available for
public inspection, along with preliminary
financial statements at the new Alachua City
Hall, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Monday-Friday,
8 AM 4:30 PM. If you have any questions
regarding this item, please contact Ms. Danielle
J. Judd, Assistant City Manager, 386-418-6132.
(Pub. August 16, 2007)

NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF ARCHER

Notice is hereby given that a Special Election for the City of
Archer, Alachua County, Florida will be held Tuesday, October 9,
2007. The purpose of the election will be to fill City Commission
Seat #1 for the remaining portion of the current term.

The qualifying period for this special election will be from noon
September 3, 2007 through noon September 7, 2007.

September 3, 2007 is the Labor Day Holiday and City Hall will
be closed. Candidates wishing to qualify may bring the qualifying
paperwork to City Hall up to one week before the qualifying
period. This Seat will be up for re-election in November 2008.

If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast for the Seat in
the special election, a run-off election shall be held October 23,
2007 between the two (2) candidates for that seat who receive the
highest number of votes cast in the special election.

Polling place is Santa Fe Community College, Davis Center,
17500 S.W. Archer Road, Archer, Florida. Polls are open from 7:00
a.m. to'7:00 p.m. Voter's registration books close September 10,
2006. Anyone wishing to vote in this special election must register
before this date.

For information, call Archer City Hall at 352-495-2880.
Douglas Drympn, City Manager
(Pub.: July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 2007)


the issues of multiple municipalities," said
Long.
High Springs City Manager Jim Drumm
thought the meeting went well between
both Commissions. Drumm was pleased
with knowing there would be no drastic
cuts to the municipal fire contracts, which
Drumm said could have been slashed by as
much as 50-percent.
High Springs Commissioner Larry
Travis commented that having the county
share High Springs Commissioners'
concerns is a plus for having positive
dialog.
"It's always good to talk to people that
have outlying interests in your city," said
Travis.
Alachua County Manager Randall Reid
couldn't be reached for comment.
# # #


In addition, the facility features
a Napa auto parts store, full
service tractor parts and service
department, and sales
department. These departments
are staffed by 17 employees
who are dedicated to quality
service to their customers.
Stokes said the biggest
chunk of his customers come
from Alachua County, Lake
City, and Trenton. According to
Stokes, small tractors are the
most popular items at the store.
Looking to the future, Stokes
foresees his business
continually growing due to the
demand for tractors in the


region.
Stokes said he's 'seen a
tremendous change in the
tractor market. 'He explained
that over the years the tractor
has transitioned from being-
exclusively a product used by
farmers to one now in popular
demand by small landowners
with five to 10 acre properties.
Stokes said that growth in
the area has had a positive
impact on his business.
"It's been good as a small
business to capitalize on the
growth Alachua has
experienced," said Stokes.
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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

ORDINANCE TO

VOLUNTARILY ANNEX

CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance on September 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be
held in the Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at 15100 NW 142
Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-47

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
ALACHUA, FLORIDA TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LANDS LYING
CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CORPORATE LIMITS OF
THE CITY; PROVIDING THAT ALL EXISTING LAWS,
ORDINANCES, RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL APPLY IN
SAID AREA; PROVIDING THAT THE PROPERTY LAND
INHABITANTS ARE SUBJECT TO EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS
AND LIABLE FOR TAXATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE (McGINLEYPARCEL NUMBERS 05893--00-000 and 05893-
001-000)
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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 N.W. 142nd Terrace, on any
regular business day between the hours of 8:00 am. to 4:30 p.m. the Friday
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 Department, 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.
(Pub.: August 16, 23 and 30, 2007)


KARELAS:
Continued from page Al

Glanzer: Karelas displayed sharp

eye for issues as Commissioner


4 at a friend's home in Orange
Springs where witnesses say he
was on the floor with the girl
and appeared to be engaging in
a sexual act with her.
Faulk reported that while
Marion County Sheriff's
investigators were interviewing
the child, she revealed to them
that Karelas performed certain
acts on her in Alachua County.
According to Faulk one count
against Karelas comes from an
incident that occurred at
Karelas's home between
August 2005 and this month.
The other count involves an
incident at the victim's home
between this past January and
August.
On the two Alachua County
charges, Karelas was released
from the Alachua County Jail
on $100,000 bond. In Marion
County Karelas was released
from the county jail on $50,000
bond.
According to State
Attorney's Office spokesperson
Spencer Mann, State Attorney
investigators are currently
conducting their own
investigation and interviews.
"We're in the homework phase
right now," said Mann.
Newberry Mayor John
Glanzer, who has known
Karelas for two decades,
expressed shock when he first
heard of the charges levied
against Karelas.
"I was really floored. I
didn't expect it -at all," said
Glanzer.
Glanzer said that Karelas's
father was a respected member


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

ORDINANCE TO

VOLUNTARILY ANNEX

CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance on September 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be
held in the Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at 15100 NW 142
Terrace, Alachua, Florida

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-48

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
ALACHUA, FLORIDA TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LANDS LYING
CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CORPORATE LIMITS OF
THE CITY; PROVIDING THAT ALL EXISTING LAWS,
ORDINANCES, RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL APPLY IN
SAID AREA; PROVIDING THAT THE PROPERTY LAND
INHABITANTS ARE SUBJECT TO EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS
AND LIABLE FOR TAXATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE (WILKERSON PARCEL NUMBER 03068-001-000).


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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 N.W. 142nd Terrace, on any
regular business day between the hours of 8:00 am. to 4:30 p.m. the Friday
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 Department, 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.
(Pub.: August 16, 23 and 30, 2007)


County warns High Springs that



more cuts may be coming


ALACHUA TRACTOe R Stokes saw business as a natural fit
Continued from page A]


of the Newberry community for
many decades as a family
doctor. The Mayor said
Karelas's dad was known for
his storytelling and giving free
medical service to patients who
couldn't afford it.
"He had a reputation of
being a good old country
doctor," said Glanzer.
According to Glanzer,
Karelas is a member of the
Newberry Economic
Development Committee, and
once served as Chairman of the
Committee. During their time
together on the Newberry City
Commission both Glanzer and
Karelas worked together on
creating employment policy
manuals for city employees.
Glanzer said Karelas always
had a keen awareness of what
was going on with issues in
Newberry.
"He was always very sharp
and intuitive," said Glanzer.
During his tenures as a
Commissioner during the
1980s and 1990s, Glanzer said
Karelas was one of the more
progressive members of the
Commission and was often in
the minority when it came to
Commission decisions.
"He was a little ahead of his
time," said Glanzer.
SGlanzer said he'll take the
side of caution before coming
to any conclusions about
Karelas's guilt or innocence in
the case.
"We have to give Andy the
benefit of the doubt until
proven guilty," saidGlanzer.
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Grapski said he would not be
strip searched and told DOJ
detention, officers to call
Alachua County Sheriff Sadie
Damell. The process of strip
searching jail inmates after a
first appearance hearing and
before they are placed in the
general population is a routine
procedure officials say.
Allegedly, after repeated
requests and refusal to
cooperate, Grapski was shown
a can of pepper spray and then
ultimately sprayed for about
one second. Grapski became
violent and detention officers
had to place Grapski in a
restraining chair ACSO sources
say. One detention officer
reportedly suffered an elbow
injury as a result of the scuffle.
According to ACSO
sources, Grapski is being held
in a solitary cell and is being
observed by detention officers.
Grapski is now being
charged with additional felony
counts of battery on a law
enforcement officer, and
resisting an officer according to
the ACSO DOJ website.
Grapski had another first
appearance Wednesday to
address the charges stemming
from the Tuesday incident at
the jail. The judge on that case
set Grapski's bond at $25,000
for each of the two felony
charges.
With a total of six felony
and two misdemeanor charges
pending, Grapski's total bond is
$60,000. Before Grapski could
be released, he would need to
post bail and undergo a mental
health evaluation which would
be subject to review by a judge.
Grapski had initially gone to
APD Monday to research a case
in which he had written an
unaccepted check to a local
convenience store in exchange
for fuel and orange juice on
Aug. 5. The report details a
clerk's account of Grapski
going to the gas station and
writing a check for $41.50 to


cover the cost of fuel and bottle
of orange juice. But the clerk
claims that Grapski's check was
declined by the machine despite
three attempts to process it.
The clerk stated that she
became upset with Grapski
after he refused to provide an
alternate form bf payment.
Grapski apparently left the
store and told the clerk where
he would be. Managers of the
store had initially decided not
to pursue any charges of theft
according to the report. But
days later, the company opted
to file a sworn complaint
against Grapski according to a
police report.
Monday didn't mark the
first time Grapski had been
arrested. In the last year,
Grapski has been arrested for
refusing to maintain order
during commission meetings.
Grapski's criminal record
stretches back nearly 20 years
when in 1988 he was arrested
by the Broward County
Sheriff's Office (BCSO) for
driving under the influence
(DUI) and resisting the officer
according to the FDLE report.
He has also been arrested
several times since then on
charges including aggravated
assault of a police officer -
strong arm, a third degree
felony, violation of probation
according to FDLE records.
The FDLE report is not
clear about final judgments
against Grapski on many of the
arrests. Although Grapski was
arrested and charged several
times beginning in 1998, he
may have reached plea
agreements with prosecutors or
charges may 'have been
dismissed.
If Grapski does not post
bail, he may serve time in jail
until his case is resolved or it
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earlier determined if a low interest rate
act fees will be applied to the 10 year
ne have loan for "tweeners." Drumm
said commissioners will likely
looking be considering a fairly low
to front interest rate on the connection
residents costs loan to benefit residents
rears to who pay off the assessment
the fees earlier.
maximum High Springs Commissioner
legal Larry Travis said High Springs
applied, will make an effort to help
als said. residents connect to city sewer.
ost of "We want to do whatever
a city we can to help out," said Travis.
00 on an However, one resident feels
ut City the city has not given enough
aid that effort to inform residents about
reduced the issue.
:he city High Springs resident Bob
project Barnas, who has lived in the
hundred city since 1998, claims there's
of time. been a lack of information on
alts in the sewer issue from the city in
500 per the last few years. Bamas said
mean the biggest issue for residents is
the cost of the sewer connection
and that the city has kept
residents in the dark about the
connection costs.
Drumm meanwhile noted
that the cost of the connection
won't be known until the
project goes out to bid.
Travis said the city has
provided plenty of information
to residents about the sewer
system. He explained that
residents were told about the
possibility of connecting to the
sewer system when their
building permits were pulled.
"L The City of High Springs is
ock. requiring residents who live in,
phases two or three to grant an
easement for the sewer lines by
Aug. 31. According to city
officials, over 700 easement
documents have been submitted
to the city thus far. "


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The number of "tweeners"
in phases two and three are
estimated at about 57 homes.
Those property owners will
likely have an extension on
their time to grant easements.
But Drumm noted that. if a
property owner doesn't grant
easements on a home built
between October 1998 and
February 2006 by the final
deadline, they will be faced
with paying for connection
costs in a lump sum and at an
open market rate.
According to Florida law,
homeowners are required to
connect within one year to a
sanitary sewer line which runs
in front of their property.
High Springs City Manager
Jim Drumm said the city has
made numerous attempts urging
residents to- grant easements.
Drumm further said that the city
has mailed letters to residents
and city officials have even
shown up at residents' homes to
remind them to submit the
appropriate documents.
Once construction starts on
the sewer system in phases two
and three, it will take a year to
18 months to complete.
After phases two and three
are finished the city will start
planning for phases four and
five of the city's sewer system.
High Springs Commissioner
Jim Gabriel said the procedures
in setting up phases two and
three may be different for the
next two phases that are
scheduled for. implementation.
Drumm pointed out the way
phases two and three are
implemented may possibly
,affect future phases.
"I think we have to see how it
-will affect other phases," said
Drumm.
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Raiders set




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* Santa Fe travels to
theme park for weekend
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer

Santa Fe High School
Friday afternoon with
her volleyball team, she
was the only one who
knew where they were headed. Prior to the
start of the season, Faulk has made it
tradition to take her teams on a team
bonding weekend.
Faulk and her team arrived at their
destination just across the Florida state line
in Valdosta, GA. It was soon well known
that this year's trip


"Every year
I have to
figure out a
way to beat
the year
before and
it's getting
tougher and
tougher."
Michele Faulk
Santa Fe coach


was to none other
than Wild
Adventures theme
park a change of
pace from trips of
the past..
''We've been to
the east coast and the
west coast and every
year I try to do
something very
different than the
year before,", said


Faulk. "One year we
went to Camp Kulaqua, we went scalloping,
went to the beach and this year a theme
park. They just really had a good time.
Every year I have to figure out a way to beat
the year before and it's getting tougher and
tougher."
SANTA FE on page B6


Panthers plugging away


SNewberry hosts Taylor
County for fall classic on
August 24 at 7:30 p.m.
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
Like every other high school football
program in the state, Newberry High
School couldn't wait to start practicing on
Monday Aug. 6. Then the Panthers were
dying to put on their pads and start full
contact practice three
days later.
"This is a mature
group of kids that we
have, these kids have
been with us for two
or three years and
they know the
Keeler routine," said
Newberry head


"We are
still in the
practice
mode, the
preseason.
Everything
s t a rts
happening
with normal
routine on
Monday."
Tommy Keeler
Santa Fe coach


coach Tommy
Keeler. "The
transition from
shorts and helmets
to pads was really
smooth. It always
picks up, but we
were really
hustling and we
were intense
wearing shorts this
year."
Ne w b e rry,
which is coming
off a 6-5 season
and the school's
first playoff-
appearance since


2001, worked on its passing game and its
pass defense during the first three days of
non-contact practices. The Panthers will
be wrapping up its second-week of
practice with a session at Panther


Get the


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Newberry players take a break during practice last week. The Panthers will
hold an intrasquad scrimmage this Friday at the school.


Stadium on Friday.
"They'll start getting excited about the
game field on Friday and then getting to
start school on Monday," said Keeler,
who is beginning his third season on the
Newberry sideline. "We are still in the
practice mode, the preseason. Everything


starts happening with normal routine on
Monday."
N;-eherrn returns nine offensive
starters, including Class 2B all-state first-
team running back Antwan Ivey and
PANTHERS on page B3


Raiders lose Trebilcock, return six


* Santa Fe opens
practice with hopes of
advancing to its third
straight regional meet
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
The good news for the Santa
Fe boys cross country team is
that it returns six of its top
seven runners from last fall's
squad that advanced to the
Region-2, Class 2A meet.
However, the bad news is the


Raiders lose standout Chris
Trebilcock, who owns the
school record (16:22.98) in the
5K run and placed sixth at last
year's Class 2A state
championship meet. Trebilcock,
who signed with the University
of Florida, was Santa Fe's first
male cross-country runner to
compete at a state meet in the
last 20 years and also led the
Raiders to their second-straight
and third overall regional-meet
appearance. Trebilcock also
Placed first for Santa Fe in each


of its eight meets last season.
"I lost one senior, but he was
a big loss. Chris was arguably
the best runner we have had at
Santa Fe High School," said
head coach Tommie Turner..
"Last year was a special season
for the Santa Fe cross country
program."
As the Raiders turned the
page and had their first practice
of the 2007 season on Tuesday,
morning, Turner admitted'it was
weird not having Trebilcock, a
CROSS COUNTRY on page B3


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe's cross country team returns several runners
including standout Drew Burgett.


bootBobby

By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Columnist
There has been plenty of
record breaking taking place
in Major League Baseball
lately. Between Barry Bonds
becoming the homerun king
after passing, Hank Aaron
and Alex Rodriquez hitting
his 500th career homerun,
what's left?
Bobby Cox.
The longtime Atlanta
Braves manager was ejected
Tuesday night after arguing a
call with the home plate
umpire. That put Cox at the
top of the list in MLB
ejections. Tuesday night's
boot marked the 132nd time
in his career.
Wow, imagine that?
Surel\ many, of us thought
o\ er the years Cox has been
kicked out more than 132;
times It just seemed so
commonplace.
The record-setting ejection
occurred when Atlanta's
Chipper Jones was called out
on a third strike with two
runners in scoring position
and two outs. The call by the
umpire recorded the third out
of the inning with the Braves
trailing 3-0.
Get this, prior to hits latest
ejection, Cox hasn't been
ejected in nearly two months.
That's probably another
personal record for Cox. The
only time he hasn't been
ejected in that span of time
was during the off season.
The Braves went on to
rally and win the game, 5-4,
off a Chipper Jones hit in the
bottom of the ninth inning
(have to love irony). But that
was just a side note from the
BOUKARI on page B2


Raiders getting tough


* Santa Fe holds
scrimmage
Friday night
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
With a preseason contest
against Buchholz just one week
away, the Santa Fe High School
football team has been making
the most of its practice time.
The Raiders, who are led by
first year head coach Bart
Brooks, have been sweating it
out in the hot Florida sun for
two weeks now.
Brooks says despite the
weather, he's pleased with his
team's progress.
S.. ... .. .


"It's hot but it's going well,"
said Brooks. "We're trying to
put the kids through some tough
situations and make them
mentally tough. We're trying to
find our best 18-20
guys who can play.
"Overall, it's great.
We've got some guys
who are stepping up
and being leaders
where we didn't
expect them to be." __
Between the varsity Brooks
and junior varsity
squads, Brooks reports that
there are 75 players total. He
also added that once school
begins on Monday it's expected
that more will dome out. The
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numbers are improved from
previous seasons.
Brooks takes over a team that
posted a 1-9 record in 2006 and
just one playoff appearance
since the dawn of the
millennium. The. lone
appearance since 2000
came in 2004 when the
Raiders advanced to the
regional semifinals after
knocking off South
Sumter in the opening
round of the playoffs.
Santa Fe will hold a
scrimmage Friday night at 6
p.m. on Raider Field. Brooks
says the format for the
scrimmage will be placing the
RAIDERS on page B3


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe head coach Bart Brooks addresses his team during a practice last week. Brooks came to Santa
Fe after serving as defensive coordinator with Buchholz last seasn.
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You Guess the Score!
Each week, Alachua County Today's Two-Minute Drill
scoreboard will be displaying a significant score from the past.
Test your trivia skills by trying to guess which game it was, and
what two teams played in the game that the score applies to.
Please note that the winner of the game always will be listed as the
"Home" team, regardless of where the game was played. This
week's answer can be found on B4.

*The Mid-Florida Officials Association is recruiting
Individuals to become FHSAA Certified Officials. MFOA serve
the following Counties Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie,
Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion & Sumter Counties. Come join us,
you may be the next NFL or NBA official but, you will never know
if you don't start. For information contact Wade Clayton at 352-
665-3142 or email: wadeclayton@hotmail.com
mSanta Fe Youth Basketball Sign-ups
Sign up now at the Alachua Recreation Center. Ages 4-14 years
old. Contact us Alachua Recreation at 386-462-1610.

Interested in playing volleyIall at Santa Fe High School?
If you are interested in playing volleyball for Santa Fe High
School this year, review the following tryout time and
information:
Freshmen Team: Tuesday, Augbst 21st
3:30-5:30
All those interested in trying out must complete the physical and
parent consent forms on FHSAA forms. These forms are available
at the Santa Fe High School front office or can be downloaded
online at www.fhsaa.org.
For more information or questions, contact Santa Fe High School
head volleyball coach Michele Faulk at (386) 462-1125..
*Alachua Soccer League


Recreation Soccer
Applications are at the Alachua Recreation Center. Looking for
coaches, players, volunteers & board members.
The cost to participate is $50.00 per player which includes eight
weeks of soccer plus the Alachua World Cup Tournament. Ages 5
years old to 14 years old. Fall players provide shin guards, cleats.
Black shorts, black socks, jerseys or shirts will be orders.
Acceptance will be at the soccer board's discretion.
Sign up through September 8th.
Games Start: September 22nd,
There is a $15.00 Late Fee for late registration
More more information, contact the Alachua Recreation
Department at (386) 462-1610.
Alachua Recreation Signups:
EAlachua Little Jaguar Flag Football League
Fees and birth certificate are required with completed
registration. Registration will not be accepted without fees and
copy of birth certificate. (Birth certificate is required even if child
has previously played.) Fee: $50. Applications available at the
Alachua Recreation Center.

iSanta Fe Babe Ruth Cal Ripkin Baseball 2007
Fall registration/signups. Practices begin around Sept. 4.
Seasons ends weekend of Nov. 17. Shirt, hat, trophy plus nearly
10-weeks of fall instruction baseball. Deadline is Sept. 1. Please
don't wait. Forms are available on-line at
http://www.santafebaberuth.org or pick up forms at the Alachua
Recreation Center, Clubhouse Athletics (High Springs) Mon.
through Sat. (regular business hours).
Fees must be-paid at registration. No refunds after uniforms are
ordered. There will a $10 fee for all returned checks. Any
registration received after Sept. 1 or postmarked after Aug. 31 may
be placed on awaiting list. Copy of birth certificate is needed for


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more historic incident of the game.
Cox has always been hot headed over
the years and has made somewhat
boring games a lot more interesting
with his animated arguing style.
It's kind of like why some people go
to hockey games or watch hockey,
games on television the fights. It's
not something that any of us should
endorse, but we still find some
amusement and entertainment out of
seeing it.
It's also nice to see a manager/coach
step up to the plate (literally in Cox's
situation) and take up for his players


and his team. A good example of this
was during the discussion of who
should play Ohio State in this past
year's NCAA national football
championship.
The question was who deserved to
play the Buckeyes, and the most two
reasonable answers were the Michigan
Wolverines or the Florida Gators. Both
programs had compelling arguments.
So, Lloyd Carr, head coach of
Michigan and Urban Meyer, head
coach of Florida, both spoke publicly
about who they thought should face the
Buckeyes. No question who they
thought should play in the big game.
Carr used a more hands off approach
regarding the subject while Meyer


spoke rather flatly about the issue.
Meyer stated that his team deserved to
be in the national championship
contest and that Michigan already had
its shot at Ohio State and failed.
Meyer took a lot of flak for what he
said, particularly from the Michigan
community. But, it's a lot easier to deal
with that flak when you've got an
eight-pound national title ring to
remind you of why it was worth it.
People like to see coaches step up for
their players. It shows a return in
loyalty and sparks a fire beneath a
team. Certainly coaches have to
maintain control and restrain
themselves as best possible. Getting
kicked out of MLB 132 times during a


career isn't something to be proud of,
but it's not something to necessarily be
ashamed of either.
Sometimes taking a stand does
require going against the grain and
doing something that may have some
consequences. There are
whistleblowers in industries and
companies, across the world who refuse
to partake in activities they don't
believe in. 'They are told by their
superiors to keep their mouths shut, but
they refuse because they believe an
injustice is taking place.
On a smaller scale, you have Bobby
Cox, a manager for the Atlanta Braves
who isn't afraid to challenge something
he believes is wrong. Now that's a


record worth talking about..
Adam Boukari can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by calling
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Heroes of the Week

Tanner Brudenly and Malik Thomas


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Today are recognizing local
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difference in their community.
Right here, each \\eek we will
introduce our readers to these
young people \\ho ha\e
touched the lives of others.
This week's Heroes of the
Week are Tanner Brudenly
and Malik Thomas.
Tanner Brudenly is a good
student in school and he likes
to play sports. He plays
basketball through the
Alachua Recreation Center.
Tanner played on the 6 and
under Alachua team this past
season and w\ore the number
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Malik Thomas likes to play 1 .
sports and is a good student in lMalik Thomas
school. Malik plays basketball
through the Alachua Recreation Center. He played
on the 6 and under Alachua team this past season and
wore the mnunber 5.


On Wednesday, area children got their last taste of summer fun before the start of the new
school year next Monday.
Children in the Merrillwood community of Alachua received cooling relief from hot
temperatures by joining in the fun on the water slide.
Youngsters also received back-to-school supplies from Alachua Police Department's Carrie
Lund.


If you know of a youngster that should
be featured as a Hero of the Week,
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about that child to Hal Brady at
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all first Lime play es. For more information, contact Mike Grlils
at 386-454-3532 (griffis@santafebaberuth.org).
EGainesville Warrior Girls Fastpitch tryouts:
The Gainesville Warrior Fastpitch Softball organization will be
holding tryouts for the 2007 fall season on Saturday, August 18
from 9 11 a.m. and again on Saturday August 25 from'9 11
a.m. Tryouts will be held at the City of Alachua Recreation
Center.
Tryouts will be for age groups 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.
Please call Robert Atwood (352) 246-6905 or e-mail
rra4pfc@aol.com for additional information.
SCity of High Springs fall sports registration
The City of High Springs Recreation Department is accepting
registration for its fall sports soccer, volleyball and flag football.
The early bird registration cost is $40 for each sport. The
registration cost on or after September 1st will be $50.
Soccer is available for kids ages 5-16, volleyball is available for
ages 7-16 and flag football is open to ages 5-12.
Registration forms can be picked up at City Hall and at
Clubhouse Athletics. Forms will also soon be available on the
city's website- www.highsprings.com.
For more information contact Johanne Bell, Recreation Leader
at highspringsrecreation@yahoo.com.
*Interested in playing golf at Santa Fe High School?
Anyone interested in playing girls golf at Santa Fe High School
this season needs to contact head coach Loretta Shane as soon as
possible. Players will need to obtain a physical and parent
consent form to participate.
There will be an informational meeting, at Santa Fe High
School in the dean's office following school on Tuesday, August
21. Golf is a great way to help your game in other sports as well.
For more information, call coach Shane at (386) 462-1125.


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2007 B3


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe coach Ron Brooks works with the quarterbacks last week during a midnight practice.


RAIDERS:


Continued from page B1
best 11 offensive players
against the 11 best defensive
players.
"Right now our goal of the
scrimmage is to make sure
we're where we need to be on
offense and defense," leveled
Brooks who came to Santa Fe
from Buchholz. "We'll film the
game and we'll watch film and
make sure the guys are lining up
in the right spot.
"I don't like to move guys
around. We try and make sure
they're in the right position and
develop our schemes around
their abilities."
On Friday, Aug. 24, Santa Fe
will play Buchholz in a
preseason classic. It's the only


CROSS COUNTRY:
Continued from page Bl
four-year performer, not at
practice. But despite
Trebilcock's absence on this
and future Santa Fe teams,
Turner said Trebilcock was a
team leader and motivated his
teammates, which could carry
over to this year's squad.
"I think Chris motivated
some of the other kids and I
think they saw what he has
done," said Turner, who is
starting his 21st year as Santa
Fe's head cross county and
track and field coach. "I knew
Chris was going to be the leader
the last couple of years. Now
you look for someone else who
has put the work in and will be
the leader."
The leading candidate for that
role is junior Drew Burgett,
who posted a personal-best time
of 18:56.65 to finish 59th
overall and second for the
Raiders at last fall's regional
meet. Fellow junior Jay Jett,
who was 77th at the regional
meet with a time of 19:49.40,
could also step forward as a


opportunity this season Brooks
- former defensive coordinator
- will be able to play his former
team. The Bobcats are not on
the Raiders' schedule this
season.
"We're only two weeks into
this and we're not near where
we need to be to play
Newberry," Brooks said flatly.
"We've got this scrimmage and
then we'll also play Buchholz
in the fall classic. Hopefully
after [Buchholz] we'll be ready
to go for Newberry."
The Raiders will open the
season on Aug. 31 against a
Newbery team that returns
several starters and made the
program's first playoff
appearance since 2001. Last
season, the Panthers downed
Santa Fe on Raider Field, 14-6.


team leader.
"I'm looking for Drew
Burgett to be my top runner, he
was our number-two runner and
he was very consistent last
year," said Turner. "Jay could
be as well. Hopefully Drew or
Jay can be that guy to lead them
with their performance."
Senior -Scott Baham, who
posted a time of 20:54.71 at last
season's regional meet, and
sophomore Sam Dean, who
finished last year's regional
meet with a time of 21:12.06,
along with Rufus White and
Thomas Edgeman round out the
Raiders' top six spots. During
the season, the top five runners
from each team score points
during meets.
With the group he has coming
back, Turner thinks his team
could make its third
consecutive trip to a regional
meet.
"I think we're capable (of
returning to the regional meet),
but it depends on who is going
to come through as our top two
or three runners," Turner said.
"It is going to take a team effort.
If we can get a couple of guys


The Panthers will return all-star
running back Antwan Ivey for
his senior season. No matter
who's on the other side of the
ball, Brooks says his team's
issue is not with their
opponents.
"The mental makeup of this
team is a crucial part I think,"
said Brooks. "This is as
talented a group as I've been
involved with in a long time. I
just want to make sure we have
that mental toughness and we'll
be able to handle adversity and
not fall apart mentally. That's'
the only hold up that I see right
now."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachvfatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355




running under 20 minutes we
can be pretty good."
Turner, whose first year
coaching at Santa Fe was 1987,
enjoys the athletes he has for
this season.
"I like these guys, they are
really good to work with and
they looked up to Chris as a
leader and they bonded
together," Turner said. "Now
they are going to have to follow
someone else."
On the girls side, Turner said
a pair of seniors, Corinne
Larsen and Aimee Graeber are
back for their fourth and final
high school season.
"We only have four girls right
now and we only had five or six
that finished last season,
hopefully we will grow," Turner
said. "I'm looking for more
participation on the girls side."
Turner said that there will be
a meeting on Monday, August
20th at 3:30 p.m. in his
classroom for any student, boy
or girl, interested in running
cross country this fall.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355


RICK BABSTON/ Alachua County Today
Newberry players line up for a drill last week during their first practice of the season.


PANTHERS:
Continued from page Bl
seven starters on the defensive
side of the ball. The Panthers are
expected to be in the I-formation
on offense, while showing a 4-3
look on defense. With 34 players
participating in varsity practice,
Keeler said he likes his team's
depth.
A direct example of the
Panthers' depth is the position
battle that is taking place at one of
the defensive tackle spots. Keeler
said that junior Paul Hope and a


pair of seniors, Tim Ringbauer
and Autrell Lewis are locked in a
healthy competition. The three
players vying for the spot range
from 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 and
215 to 260 pounds. The, coach
said that Hope and Ringbauer
both played on the junior varsity
team last fall, while Lewis moved
to Newberry from Gainesville in
the second semester last year.
"They are dead even right now.
The battle is going to continue
until one of them steps up,"
Keeler said. "If it keeps going this
way, they'll keep rotating at that


spot. That will keep them fresh."
Newberry will operate a
practice schedule of 5-8 p.m. for
the rest of the week, but once
school starts on Monday, the
Panthers will have practice from
3:30-6 p.m. each day.
Newberry will host Taylor
County for its fall classic on
Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
before welcoming Santa Fe for
the season opener the following
Friday.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


Time for SAVINGS


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The Juggernaut


They call him "The
Juggernaut."
For those of you not in
attendance at the recent ComiCon
comic book convention in San
Francisco, that's a reference to the
skullcap-wearing, unstoppable
force that bedeviled the X-Men
and various other members of the
Marvel universe over the years.
Clad in the big blue of the New
York Giants, 6-foot-4-inch, 265-
pound Brandon Jacobs fits the
bill.
If you're a Giants fan, you're
a fan of the running game. It's a
blue-collar approach that keeps
the offense on the field,
complimenting the defense by
grinding out yards and first downs
for precious minutes on end. And
just in case it didn't, the swirling
winds of East Rutherford's Giant
Stadium don't allow for a prima
donna quarterback anyway.
4 Giants fans 1f4ve watched


"Tuffy" Leemans, Alex Webster,
Ottis Anderson, Frank Gifford,
Joe Morris and Rodney Hampton
take the handoffs over the years.
"Three yards and a cloud of dust"
was always the way of Giants
football, and its knowledgeable
fans are some of the few who will
stand and applaud a well-
executed off-tackle running play.
But since 1997, the Giants
have featured Tiki Barber one
of the more explosive running
backs to ever play the game.
Maligned earlier in his career for
his fumble-prone ways, Tiki
turned it around and turned in
outstanding performances in each
of his last three years. Retiring on
his terms, Barber has left a huge
shadow for his heir apparent,
Jacobs.
News from the Giants training
camp has Jacobs also referred
to as the "Biggest Running Back
in Captivity" more than ready
to step into his shoes.
"No disrespect, but I am tired
of hearing it," Jacobs told the
media.
Last season, Jacobs was the
Giants' short-yardage specialist,
rushing 96 tigies for 423 yards -
an impressiv'4.4 yards per carry


- and he carried the ball in for
nine touchdowns. After an
offseason of working with and
studying the film of power
ruining back Eddie George,
Jacobs is ready to smash some
helmets.
"He is fast, and he has a nasty
attitude," Giants Pro Bowl middle
linebacker Antonio Pierce said
after practicing against Jacobs.
Pierce, no slouch himself at 6 feet
1 inch and 238 pounds, likened
Jacobs to an offensive lineman.
"He looks to hurt people."
So, will the Giants unleash the
fury? Rumors were rampant a few
weeks ago that the G-men would
trade for Larry Johnson not a
bad idea in most people's books
- but Jacobs could care less.
He's not worried about LJ, and
he's not worried about Barber's
shadow.
"I'm not here to be Tiki,"
Jacobs told The Associated Press.
"I'm here to be me."
Mark Vasto is a veteran
sportswriter and publisher of The
Parkville (Mo) Luminary.
(c) 2007 King Features Synd,
Inc.


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High Springs Police
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Today Staff Report
*On Aug. 6 at 3:34 p.m. High
Springs police officers
conducted a routine traffic stop
at the 100 block of NW 1st
Avenue of a green Saturn driven
by 26-year-old Candi Legree of
Fort White for failure to stop at a
red light. When contact was
made with Legree it was
discovered she had two valid
driver's licenses in her
possession which is a violation
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*On July 29 at 9:01 p.m. High
Springs police officers
conducted a traffic stop at the
28000 block of County Road
236 of a vehicle for speeding and
driving without headlights.
When contact was made with the
driver. 30-year-old Fredrick
Lesperance of Alachua. it oias
discovered Lesperance \as
driving with a suspended license
dating back to June 14 for failure
to pay a traffic fine Police
issued Lesperance citations for
the \%olations and confiscated
his license.
*On July 31. High Springs
resident \\illard Lindsey


reported to police that his Echo
weedeater was stolen from
25042 NW 182nd Avenue in
High Springs between 4 p.m. on
July 30 and 11 a.m. on July 31.
A suspect in the case allegedly
pawned the item at a local pawn
shop and i'as identified b) the
pa" n shop owner. The
investigation is ongoing.
*On Aug. 12 at 12:13 a.m. High
Springs police officers arrested
51-year-old Joseph Lee at 505
NW 13th Street for an active
Alachua County Warrant on
child support. Police transported
Lee to the Alachua Count .Jail.
*High Springs resident Dawn
Mleers reported to police that


someone stole a vehicle
battery out of her 2003
Mitsubishi Galant between 6
p.m. on Aug. 6 and 7 a.m. on
Aug. 7 at 18183 NW 250th
Terrace. The stolen battery
was estimated at $200.
*On Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m..
High Springs police officers!
conducted a routine traffic.
stop in the area of Water
Works Park on U.S 441 of a
vehicle that had no
passenger side brake light
driven b\ 38- ear-old High
Springs resident Frankie
Freenev. Police discovered
Freene. had a suspended
license. Police issued
FreeneN a citation requiring
him to appear at the Alachua
Count\ Courthouse next
month.


Drunk driving

Special to Alachua County Today
The Alachua Police
Department (APD) will be
conducting DUI and increased
traffic enforcement throughout the
cir of Alachua from Aug. 17
through Sept. 3. This increased
traffic enforcement %-axe is in
coordination ,%ith the Florida
Department of Transportation
SFDOTi and law\ enforcement
agencies throughout the Slate of
Florida. APD's goal is to sa\e
lives through the use of high
\isibilit> DITI and traffic
enforcement.
Drunk driving is one of
America's deadliest crimes.
FDOT statistics indicate that in
2005. nearly 13.000 people \ere


Over the limit -
under arrest
killed in highway crashes
in\olhing a driver or motorcycle
operator \with an illegal blood
alcohol concentration IBACI of
.08 or higher. The picture for
motorcycle operators is
particularly bleak. Forto-one
percent of the 1.8"8 motorc cle
operators \ho died in single-
%ehicle crashes in 2005 had BAC
le els of .08 or higher.
The Alachua Police
Department encourages everyone
to act responsibly during this
Labor Da\ holiday. Ift ou plan on
drinking, use a designated driver
or a taxi. Remember. if you act
responsible, the life you save may
be sour o%%n.


Crime Stoppers Most


-ponsoredIby


A message from the desk of



Sheriff Sadie Darnm

Summer heat can kill


With summer temperatures
hitting record highs, everyone
needs to learn how to recognize and
prevent heat-related illnesses such
as heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Heat exhaustion occurs when
the body can no longer cool itself.
Normally, the body cools itself'
through the evaporation of sweat.
High humidity levels slow that
evaporation and cause the body


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The symptoms of heat
exhaustion are weakness, dizziness,
headache, muscle cramps, nausea
and vomiting, a worried feeling,
dehydration and/or rapid heartbeat
If you believe you have heat
exhaustion, get out of the heat and
rest in a cool place. Drink lots of
fluid. Do not drink alcohol. If you
are not better in 30 minutes, contact
a doctor because heat exhaustion
can become heat stroke.
Heat stroke is more serious


than heat exhaustion. Untreated,
heat stroke can be fatal. Heat stroke
victims may seem confused. They
may also have seizures or go into a
coma.
If you think someone has heat
stroke, move them to a cool place
quickly and get medical help.
Heat-related illness can be
prevented by staying indoors in air-
conditioned areas when possible.
If you go outside, wear light-
colored loose-fitting clothing, wear


Make the Call,


a hat or use an umbrella, apply
sunscreen, drink plenty of water
and other non-caffeinated
beverages, and schedule outdoor
activities before 10 am. or after 6
p.m.
Ifyou experience the following
symptoms, get medical help
immediately: Skin that feels hot
and dry, but not sweaty, confusion
or loss of consciousness, frequent
vomiting, and shortness of breath or
trouble breathing.


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Williams
Black Male,
5'5",
08/06/82
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Conspiracy to
Commit
Robbery,
DWLSR


Jolly .
White Male,
5'09",
11/7/65
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft;
Fraud


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

Currently
wanted for:
Fleeing or
Attempting to
Elude a Police
Officer,
DWLSR


Barbara W.
Oguntoyn
Black Female,
5'8",
12/27/47
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony
Welfare Fraud


Natalie
Karaoglanian
White Female,
5'01",
11/28/82
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand theft,
Dealing in
stolen
property


Samuel
Remigio
White Nale,
3/22/1967
6'00", 190 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Green Eyes

Currently
wanted For:
Assault w/
intent to
commit a
felony


Joseph
Velez
White Male,
5'11",
1/125/85
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery, Pre-
Trial Release
Cond Viol. For
Domestic Viol.


Anthony J.
Merweather
Black Male,
5'9", 2/28/84
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery,
Criminal
Mischief


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Kenneth
Williams
Black Male,
5'11",
10/10/66
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


Eric
Olafsson
White Male,
5'5",1
03/01/51
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Roger
Jolly
White Male,
5'7",
10/19/66
Blond Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
DUI


Calvin A.
Smith
Black Male,
5'7", 10/8/85
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Zellie
Biggers
Black Male,
6'4", 4/30/59
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery, Child
Support,,
DWLSR


Jeffrey M.
Braun
White Male,
6'02",
12/29/80
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Ervin
Hooks
Black Male,
5'09",
09/23/79
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sell cocaine,
Sell cocaine


Raymond E.
Werstler
White Male,
5'11", 4/3/81
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


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


Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
DO NOT APPROACH OR ATTEMPT TO
APPREHEND ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS.
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B6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2007

____________ ,- 'i -


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today file photo
Last year Santa Fe advanced to the regional finals for the second-straight season. Leah
Leventhal, pictured here, tries to power her way through Bishop Kenny defenders.


",i vnig all the Communities of Alachua County


SANTA FE:
Continued from page Bl

The Raiders just started
practicing last week and are just
a couple of weeks from their
first regular season contest.
Faulk says that the trip allowed
her team to enjoy being with
one another outside of the game
of volleyball.
"It was such a productive
weekend. There was lots and
lots of laughing," explained
Faulk. "They were able to learn
their teammates, playing games
with each other, bonding games
and I think they had a fantastic
time.
"You can tell Sunday on the
way back they were tired,
exhausted, but their spirits were
extremely high."
While the weekend was all
play, it was back to work on
Monday. The Raiders hold
practices early in the morning,
beginning at 5:30. The early
start time allows Faulk the
ability to handle other duties at
the school and gives her players


the opportunity to free up the
rest of their day for other
interests and activities.
"One thing is it gets them up
early in the morning and they
come in pretty fresh,"
maintained Faulk. "I like it and
they really like it; they enjoy it
because it gives them the rest of
the day to do what they need to
do."
One of the assets that the
Raiders have this year is depth
in every position. This affords
Santa Fe the luxury of
substituting without concern of
a let down in the lineup.
According to Faulk, the Raiders
will run modifications to the 6-
2 and 5-1 offense. The 6-2
offense allows for two setters
and six hitters while the 5-1
affords just one setter and five
hitters.
"We're going to probably go
back and forth between the two
(offenses)," said Faulk.
"There's going to be. games
where we run a 5-1, a modified
5-1 and 6-2 or a modified 6-2.
The makeup of the other team


we're playing is going to decide
that. It allows us to be a lot
more versatile. "The nice thing:
about this team is we're deep at
every position. With this tearn
we feel like if one girl is.
struggling we've got another
one who is right there equal." P
Santa Fe's preseason
tournament kicks off next
Thursday with Middleburg,
Ocala Forrest and Orange Park
Ridgeview joining thie Raiders.
A sneak preview of this year's
Raider-team will be on Tuesday,
Aug. 20 in Raider Gym. Santa
Fe will participate in its annual
intrasquad red and gray game.
"We're going to take the
varsity team and split into two
teams and hopefully let the fans
get a little preview of what the
season's going to be like," said
Faulk. "It gives the girls a
chance to get in front of a
crowd, play a little bit and
shake some rust off."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF LUCILE
MUSIC a/k/a LUCILLE
ROBERTS MUSIC,
Deceased.

File No.: 07-CP-1217
Division: B

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Lucile Music a/k/a
Lucille Roberts Music,
deceased, whose date of death
was March 29, 2007, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Alachua
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
201 E. University Avenue, P.O.
Box 600, Gainesville, Florida
32602-0600. The names and
address of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE OF THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands


against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication
of this notice is August 16, 2007.

Kirk T. Bauer, Esquire
Attorney for Estate
Florida Bar No. 0471305
Bauer & Associates Attorneys at
Law, PA.
223 S. Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, Florida 32720
Telephone: (386) 734-3313
Fax: (386) 738-0424

Personal Representative:
Dessie Music
2579 Ponsell Lane
Waycross, Georgia 31503

(Pub. Aug. 16 & 23, 2007)
Request for Bid to Pave
Parking Lot

The City of High Springs is
requesting bids from paving
contractors to pave
approximately 5000 Sq Ft of
parking lot, located at 30 SW
1st Ave High Springs, FL,
32643. The bid specifications
will be available by contacting
The City of High Springs Code


Enforcement Officer, Penny
Banks, or the City Planner,
Christian 'Popoli, at 386-454-
1416, Ex. 3 or at City Hall 110
NW 1st Ave High Springs.

Sealed Bids are due No later
then Tuesday, August 21st.
(Pub.: August 9
and 16, 2007)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 01-07-CP-745

IN ESTATE OF
KEILOR ORVIS

Deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of Keilor Orvis, File Number
01-07-CP-745, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Alachua
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
201 E. University Avenue, P.O.
Box 600, Gainesville,FL 32602-
0600. The name and addresses
of the personal representative
and the personal
representatives attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedents
estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF


SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having .claims or demands
against decedents estate,
including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS- AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY, CLAIM FILED

TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this notice is August 9, 2007.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
SLAWSON, CUNNINGHAM,
WHALEN, & GASPARI
Harbour Financial Center
2401 PGA Boulevard, Suite 140
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
33410
Telephone: (561)625-6260

Personal Representative
Alissa Orvis
2049 SW 44th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32608

(Pub. Aug. 9 &16, 2007)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARINGS CONCERNING
AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE LAND
DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS

The City of Hawthorne,
Florida proposes to amend


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section 4.2.22 and section
4.17.2, Land Development
Code of the City of Hawthorne
by changing the required
distance between
Recreational Vehicle units
and by adding Recreational
Vehicle Parks as an allowed
use in a planned
development. The Planning
and Zoning Board will
consider an ordinance
making changes and titled as
stated below at a meeting on
August 28, 2007, starting at
5:30 pm or as soon thereafter
as may be heard.

ORDINANCE 2007-39
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
PARKS; DECREASING
SEPARATION REQUIRE-
MENTS FROM TWENTY FIVE
FEET TO TEN FEET;
AUTHORIZING RECREA-
TIONAL VEHICLE PARKS AS
AN ALLOWED USE IN A
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOP-
MENT; AMENDING SECTION
4.2.22 OF THE LAND
DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS; AMENDING
'SECTION 4.17.2 OF THE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS; PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICT AND. SEVER-.
ABILITY; PROVIDING
DIRECTIONS TO THE
CODIFIER; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

Copies of the amendments' are
available for public inspection at
the Office of the City Manager,
City Hall, located at 6700
Southeast 221st Street,


Hawthorne, 'Florida during
regular business hours. FOR
INFORMATION CALL 352-481-
2432.

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

(Pub. August 16, 2007)


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Stylist wanted for small,
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GED/High School Diploma
Knowledge of Microsoft
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public works director, Codes
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AUCTION SUNDAY 19th
August 2007
Preview 12 noon.
Auction 1 p.m.
4124 SW CR 18,
Fort White, FL
Go to.
www.brewerauctions.com for
pics, and more info.

Furniture, antiques,
collectables, Buffet and
Hutch, Butcher block table,
Day bed, Royal Albert China,
Dining Table and chairs, Cast
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Porcelain Clown Doll, Lefton
Clowns, 14" occ.japan Bowl,
Barbie Dolls. Hall china.
Much More
Bargains Galore!
Refreshments available.

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For more info and Pics
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386-497-4438


www.horizonrealty-realtors m Sparkling pool home on 1 acre. 4BR 3BA with plenty of room
WWW.. and upgrades. 18 seer AIC unit, all appliances plus
Swasher/dryer and wall mounted 32 inch TV in master remain.
LEADING Commuter friendly. $325,000 MLS#281264
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RESIDENTIAL
Affordable new 3BR 2BA home
made of block construction with a full
kitchen and inside laundry. Tile
throughout main living areas, carpet
in bedrooms and located near
beautiful downtown Alachua.
$149,900 MLS#280210
Spacious n Spotless 3BR 2BA on
1/2 acre with a great floor plan.
Open kitchen with bar, vaulted
ceilings, split, bedroom and
oversized attached garage. Truly a
home to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle.
$165,900 MLS#281385
Affordable housing in Alachua's
Good Life Community. Over 2000sf
manufactured home has 3BR 2BA,
fireplace, luxury master suite with


built in computer desk. Home
Warranty and seller paying Buyer's
closing costs. $104,400
MLS#280637
Gorgeous landscape oversees this
smart looking 3BR 2BA home.
Enjoy the half acre privacy fenced
yard and big front porch. Open floor
plan, beautiful cabinets in kitchen,.
separate breakfast bar and FP in
family room. $255,000 MLS#
282027
"liOMES ITH ACREAGE
Enjoy the easy life. 5 acres of lush
grass, over 8 varieties of trees.
Charming country home, tile
throughout and 3 sets of French
doors leading to lanai. 2 stall barn,
tack room plus covered area for
storage. $309,900 MLS#281018


Nicely treed 7.26 acre lot on a paved
road with city water and septic. Great
place to build or keep as an
investment rental. Seller may
consider owner financing with large
down payment. $150,000
MLS#276490
Escape to the simple life. Located just
off paved road, this 1993 3BR 2BA
Fleetwood DWMH has beautiful wood
floors and is situated on 1.74 acres.
Watch the sunsets from the 3 tiered
back porch. $115,000 MLS#279861.
Charming 3BR 1.5BA CB home with
brick, good as new! New simulated
wood floors, ceramic tile, ..sinks,
counter tops, deck, washer/dryer and
stainless appliances, Fireplace and
huge, fenced yard complete the
picture. $175,000 MLS#281705


VACANT LAND
Granddaddy Oaks & Pasture -
19.64 acres owned by same family
since 1893. Convenient location
ready for your new home.
$363,377 MLS#278392
Best buy in Danbury Farms. Red
tin roof 5 stall barn, tack room and
wash rack. Well and electric in
place. 5 acres fenced and gated
for horses. $135,000 MLS#
282130

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


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investment property. Call Debbie Zeller, 'th .i k ,.aieuri, n.. prait, tile A. carpet & greal cess to' H, Bringall offers
WACCASASSA CAMPSITES -Newer 352-538-2857.$149,900. #281253 on 7.9 cross-fenced acres with pastures & Call Deena Erickson-Klacko, 494-2404.
3BR, 2BA mobile home built in 2006 in SWEET DEAL!. 3BR, 2BA concrete ,400+ fruit & nut trees. Great income $26,500. #274933
nice community located close to Newbeny block home with a large yard in High producing property.CallMarthaCornelius, 1-ACRE LOT ON PAVED ROAD in
& Gainesville. Low Gilchrist Co. taxes. Springs. Brand new Berber carpet & fresh 386-984-5920. $329,000. #278056 Columbia County. Heavily wooded lot
Perfect for first time buyer or newlyweds. paint. Shopping & restaurants a short walk 30 ACRES WITH ADORABLE ready for your home or mobile home.
Call William Gillespie, 352-225-1921. away.CallTonyBoothby,352-262-1159or CABIN. Heavily wooded private retreat Access to private riverfront parks. Call
$89,900. #280144 Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829. $159,900. includes 1BR, 1BA "cabin in the woods" Tony Boothby, 386-454-3327 or 352-262-
DOWN A COUNTRY LANE! Great #283160 with fireplace, wood floors and screened 1159. $29,900. #266657
2BR, 2BA mobile home on a gorgeous 5- RESTORED HISTORIC HOME in porch. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 PLEASANT SETTING TO BUILD
acre lot Tucked back off a paved RD. CityofAlachua. 1500+ Sq. Ft.Re-wired& or Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829. $375,000. YOUR HOME! Charming 2+ rolling
Private & secluded, fenced w/ gorgeous new A/C in 2004. Beautiful wood floors, 2. #283185 acres in Small Farms, a paved subdivision
trees & pasture. Call Debbie Zeller, 538- fireplaces, paved road frontage. Call Tony MODERN LIVING WITH OLD South of Wiliston. Bring your horse! Call
2857. $109,900. #278799 Boothby, 352-262-1159. $175,000. FLORIDA CHARM! Comfort, Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829. $49,900.
OLENO AS YOUR BACKYARD, well #275524 convenience, luxury & value. Spend #282156
maintained 3BR, 2BAmobile home on 2.3 SWEET HOME ON 10 ACRES. Beau- aftemoons relaxing with friends & family MISTLETOE IS TRENTON'S NEW-
acres. 12x36 deck overlooks park, above- tifl 2003 double-wide manuf home in where gentle ocean breezes stir your EST OPEN BUILDER, deed restricted
ground pool, 30x30 workshop with peaceful, country location yet close to 1-75. senses. Where the Steinhatchee River community. Twenty-seven 1.5 to 2.5 acre
concrete floors. Call Kim Hill, 386-266- 1500+ Sq. Ft 3BR, 2BA, one-half pasture meets the sparkling blue water of the Gulf lots w/ underground power. Only a short
3444. $124,900. #279795 & one-half wooded. Call Tony Boothby, of Mexico. Call Francine Milam, 352-214- drive to Chiefland or Gainesville. Call
PEACE &.QUIET ON 4+ ACRES, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith, 352-318- 1722 or Deena Erickson-Klacko, 352-494- Perry McDonald today, 352-278-0310.
Beautiful 1512 Sq. Ft. manuf. home on 7829. $179,900. #283161 2404. $795,000. #280802 Starting at $50,000 to $79,000. #277792
rolling land w/sweeping views. 3BR, 2BA, BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2BA HOME in a PRIME WATERFRONT IN SUWAN-
family/livingrooms, carport & workshop. popular High Springs neighborhood & on LhCAY18l EI U NEE, FL. The most sought-after canal
Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or a cul-de-sac. Large fenced-in backyard, front property in the town of Suwannee.
Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829. $139,900. screened-in patio, ceramic tile throughout COME SEE THIS 1 ACRE in Three 50'x126'lot with unobstructed views. Call
#274164 the home. Great access to Gainesville. Call Rivers Estates. Have access to the River Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel
ADORABLE & AFORDABLE! Cute Deena Erickson-Klacko, 352-494-2404. Front Parks throughout Three Rivers Smith, 352-318-7829. $250,000. #275704
3BR, 1.5BA home right in High Springs. $189,500. #282465 w/voluntary HOA for $30/Yr. Great & 275705
Brand new roof& fleshly painted home is


AUCTION, Saturday, August
25th,'11 a.m.: Winston, Douglas
County, Georgia; House, 18.9
+/- Acres, Personal Property.
J.E. Mitchell, GA NR#1856;
( 8 0 0 ) 5 3 7 5036,
www.midstatesauctioneers.com.


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Power Everything. Cold AC.
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