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Group Title: Alachua County Today.
Title: Alachua County Today. August 23, 2007.
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Police and recreation positions take


hits in proposed budget


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS The High Springs
City Commission continued to review the
S city's proposed budget for the upcoming
fiscal year during budget workshops held
earlier this week. During those workshops
the issues garnering the most discussion
were cuts to police and parks and recreation


departments. Those cuts would be a direct
result of tax cuts mandated by the State
Legislature earlier this summer.
Inititally the city proposed to cut police
patrol from eight officers to six. However,
the Commission opted to have the cuts
affect the vacant Captain's position and an
unfilled patrol position. Even with the
compromise there is a strong possibility
there will only be two officers on duty


during the evening hours which could bring
about slower response times.
High Springs Commissioner Jim
Gabriel believes the department will be
understaffed with the growth High Springs
is experiencing. He said he's uneasy
having a police department that will have
the bare minimum of police patrol.
"I don't feel comfortable with bare
BUDGET on page A4


School bell rings in new



school year

Smooth sailing and traffic woes greet students


-ss of the Year Alachua Chamber of Commerce 250




Hunger strike



sends Grapski



to hospital

By BRYAN BOUKARI ..
Today Reporter .*-*


ALACHUA Political
activist Charles Grapski had
been spending nights in jail
until Tuesday when he was
taken to an area hospital.
Arrested over a week earlier, on
Aug. 13, Grapski has been on a
hunger strike according to
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office (ACSO) officials. Now,
Grapski's health has apparently
deteriorated to a point of
needing hospitalization.
Grapski was taken to an
area hospital Tuesday and
remained there Wednesday
according to Art Forgey, an
ACSO public information
specialist. ACSO officers are
stationed at the hospital and


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monitoring Grapski around the
clock Forgey said.
"Since he is .under our
supervision, we have the
responsibility of monitoring
GRAPSKI on page A3


Watson receives



raise, extension


BRYAN BOUKARlIAlachua County Today
The first day of school in Alachua County was marked by anticipation and excitement by area children, teachers and parents. As
the first day of school drew to a close, Mebane Middle School students shared experiences about their first day back after summer
vacation.


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Area children put away the swimwear and
sunscreen they toted all summer, and instead are sporting new
backpacks and back-to-school clothes as the first day of school got
underway in Alachua County on Monday.
Early Monday morning some children anxiously left their
parents or school bus to find new classrooms and meet new friends.
Some of the younger children shed a few tears before entering


class, but most were enthusiastic about starting the school year.
Alachua Elementary Principal Jim Brandenburg said the first
"day back this year was the smoothest one he's .experienced in his
15 years as principal of the school comprised of third, fourth and
fifth graders. Brandenburg credits the excellent preparation of
Alachua Elementary's faculty and staff for making the first da\ run
smoothly. He said the entire school staff is excited about the
challenges that a new school year presents.
SCHOOL on page A6


By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
Alachua City Manager
Clovis Watson, Jr. received a
contract extension and pay
raise from the Alachua City
Commission Monday night.
Watson's contract with the
City of Alachua was extended
through the year 2013, and he
will receive a 10-percent pay
raise after declining a raise last
year. The raise will amount to
approximately $11,700, as it
will be applied to Watson's
current salary of $117,448.
The issue of extending
Watson's contract past its
former duration to the year
2010 was raised to ensure that
Watson will be able to retire
with state benefits. Watson
became a police officer in the
Alachua Police Department in
1983 and he was initially
appointed city manager in an
interim capacity. Today,
Watson carries the title of


Police Commissioner while
holding the position of City
Manager.
The agreement Watson
signed with the City of Alachua
allowed him to
retain his
police certifi-
cation so he
could qualify
for special risk
pay due to
police officers
upon retire- Watson
ment after 25
years of service. Watson's
Police Commissioner title,
however, has been the subject
of a lawsuit which charges that
holding the two roles violates
the state constitution.
Extending Watson's contract
through 2013 will allow him to
qualify for state retirement
benefits even if he ends up
being unable to qualify for
special risk pay.
WATSON on page A9


*Bus service to continue rolling

CATS given second chance despite low ridership


Neighborhood unites for annual bash

Today Staff Report -


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Although
ridership has been low and
expenses are expected to rise,
Alachua commissioners gave
the thumbs up to continue the
city's bus service. The City of
Alachua Transit System
(CATS) has been operational
and making twice daily routes
-between Alachua and
Gainesville for almost a year.
Meanwhile, the source of
funding for the project's future
is unclear.
But Monday, commis-
sioners agreed to' allow City
CATS on page A6


BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today file photo
The Alachua City Commission continues to support the CATS
bus service between Gainesville and Alachua. A group of
citizens, city staff and elected officials were on board for the
inaugural run of the CATS system last September.


ALACHUA Saturday marked the l1th
annual Back to School Bash for Alachua's
Lincoln Gardens Estates. Community members
joined together in a final celebration before
school was to begin.
Organized each year by Robert Sharp and the
Back to School Bash committee, the celebration
serves one neighborhood near Mebane Middle
School. 'The public is always invited to attend
and many do, including City of Alachua officials.
A motivational talk by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective Darry Lloyd helped
motivate youngsters and remind them of the
importance of an education.
Other speakers included Alachua City
Manager Clovis Watson, Jr., Mayor Gib Coerper,
Commissioner Jean Calderwood, Clovis Watson,
BASH on page A3


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.last summer fling on Saturday before it was
time to head back to the classroom for another
year.


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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007


Community


Corner


Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


PUBLIC MEETINGS
mArcher Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
'City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
nAlachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Mondaj of each month at 7
pm at City Hall
mAlachua.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.
mGainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
nHawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
mHigh Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
fmLaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
*Micanopy Meets the 2nd
*Tuesday. of each month at 7:30
'p.m. at Town Hall.
uNewberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of .each month at 7
p m at City Hall
\Waldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
pf each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


Jesse says,
"Frustration is trying
to find your glasses
without your glasses."

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*AARP Driver Safety Program
monthly classes cost $10. The two-
day, eight-hour classroom
instruction refines driving skills and
develops defensive driving
techniques. The three-year
certificate qualifies graduates for an
auto insurance discount. Call 352-
333-3036 for information and to
register for a class. Gainesville
Classes: Sept 17 & 18, 9 am. to 1
p.m.; Sept 20 & 21,9 am. to 1 p.m.;
Oct. 9 & 10, 12 noonto 4 p.m.; Nov.
29 & 30,9 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 All Martinez at 352-264-
6782 or visit http://crisiscenter
volunteer.alachuacounty.us for more
information.
iThe 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.
EThe City of Archer and the
Recreation Development
Committee will be conducting a
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Jeannette Banks and I
are announcing a new
ERA program available
now only from Banks and
Chapman at ERA Trend in
High Springs. The VIB
(Very Important Buyer)
program will handle all
your property needs from
"soup to nuts"!
If you buy through us
we will assist you in your
search, negotiate the best
price for you, help you
locate financing, monitor
the sales process, and take
the worry out of your
closing with on-site title
work.
Perks include a
welcome package with
coupons, maps, and area
information, lists of local
service providers, and
more.
Banks and Chapman
will pay the ERA
processing fee for you and
if you have a home to sell,
the benefits to you will
increase if you list with us.
For a limited time only
Banks and Chapman will
pay for a 1 year home
warranty on the home you
list and sell with us and
the home you buy through
us.
Bring this column to
our office for more details
on the VIB program!!!!!!
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
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oftheArcher Community Center on
Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at 16639 SW
137th Avenue in Archer. The public
is invited to attend.
AJL. Mebane High School Class
of 1957 golden anniversary
celebration is scheduled for Aug.
24-26,2007.
The golden event will begin
Friday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. at A.L.
Mebane Middle School with a
"Brown Bag" luncheon reception.
On Saturday, Aug. 25, the class
will meet at Helen's home in
Monteocha for brunch. At 6:30 p.m.
on Saturday, the Golden
Anniversary Banquet will be held at
the Holiday Inn West, 7417
Newberry Road, Gainesville.
The celebration will end on
Sunday, Aug. 26, with an 11 am.
worship service at the Church of
God By Faith, where Elder Daniel
Gainey of the Class of 1957 is
pastor.
For additional information, you
may contact committee members
Yvonne Butler 386-454-1119;
Helen Moten 352-485-2710 or
Verdell W. Robinson 352-373-4062.
*The 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 chancee to
participate in a program in which he
doesn't always have to win instead,
he learns 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


Ala

Archer Branch:
Empower The Beginning E-mailer!: for
the Internet/ computer novice. -
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 noon FREE
one-on-one tutoring is available every
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. This is
the tear-free way to learn how to set-up and
maintain afree 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 whatyou kiow, or learn
from someone else. Enjoy a cup of coffee
and 'atch' with other craft enthusiasts in
the community.
Pine Needle Basketry: Basic Skills I -
Wednesday, September 12th, 10 a.m.-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 of casting
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 Beny stars as Janie Crawford, whose
joumey 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 ZoraNeale 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


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.
*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.
*The 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.
EMebane 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.
ENational 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 Western Gateway
Grand, 4200 NW 97th Boulevard,
Gainesville.
The theme of the pageant is
'"Making a Differ ence" Scholarship
Pageant for Young Ladies Ages.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 SFCC gym,
Building V, and is hosted by the
college's Career and Job Placement
Service. This event typically 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://adinin.sfcc.edu/
-placement_or contact Bruce
Gordon at 352-395-5822.
*The 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,
KalrinaFrazier@yahoo.com or Kim
"Hines', Lege at 352-262-4879,
kim05569@yahoo.com
EThe North Florida Koi Club will
hold a Koi Auction on Saturday,
Sept 8 at Jarmon's, 7060 Beach
Blvd, between University Blvd and
Parental Home Rd, in Jacksonville,
FL. Phone 904-724-0350 for
directions. TheAuction will start at 1
p.m. after a club meeting at noon.
Meet some of Florida's most
experienced Koi keepers, learn
about these beautifully colored
"Jewels of the Orient," and purchase
quality Koi at.great prices. Hot dogs
and drinks on site. For more info call
904-379-6889 or visit
www.nfkc.info


ichua County Library District


read and discuss a single book within their
communities.
Pine Needle Basketry II Wednesday,
September 19th, 10:00 am.-12:00 noon -
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. Leam the second basic
pine needle weaving skill. Start a trinket
basket with a simple knot.

Hawthorne Branch:
Preschool Stoytiime 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,
12:10p.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. InZora's
Words: A Dramatic Reading for Their
Eyes Were Watching God
Movie Screenings: Enjoy the film
adaptation along with the classic novel
Halle Beny 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.
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 ZoraNeale Hurston, her life
and her book, Their Eyes Were Watching
Godwith 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


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revitalize the role of literary reading by
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read and discuss a single book within their
communities.
Denim, Duct Tape, & Bling -
Wednesday, September 19th, 3:30 p.m.
Join library staffto make your own denim
creation: you can bring your own denims
to decorate andpersonalize your own jeans
or jacket with bling or create a denim
wallet using the interesting provided
materials.

High Springs Branch:
Preschool. Storytime Tuesdays, 11:00
a.m. ages 5 & under Stories, songs, and
activities for the preschool set.
ToddlerTime Movies Thursdays, 10:30
a.m. 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. Ifyou
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.
Butterfly Bonanza Tuesday, September
llth, 2:30 pm. 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 pin. -
Movie Screening
Thursday, September 27th, 6:00 pnm. -
Book Discussion
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
ii 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 Eyes Were Watching
God with us.
The Big Read is an umtjarih of the
National Endowment for the Arts, in
partnership with the Inairtute of 'Miuseum
and Libraiy Services, and in cooperauon
with Arts Midwest It is designed to
revitalize the role of Interar, 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
pm. Whileyoumightbefamiliarwiththe
stories by Laura'Ingalls Wilder, you may
not know all her adventures! (She lived in
Flonda! I .oin us t) find our more about ihe
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
pm.-4:00 p.m. Come along with Molly
and her caterpillar friend on their fim-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 pm.-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 ZoraNeale Hurston, her life
and her book, Their Eyes Were Watching
Godwithus.
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.






ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY 'LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 A3


BASH:
Continued from page A

Live dancing,


DJ and food

Sr., Dalleen Perkins and
Sharp.
Complete with a live DJ,
an inflatable bouncing booth
and fresh barbecue, the
festival drew dozens from
nearby homes. APD officers
were on hand to conduct the
Print-A-Kid identification
campaign. Along with the live
music, community members
danced to many well-known
hits.
Robert Sharp sends out a
special thanks to City officials
for their help with the event
and to his entire committee.
# # #


Wedding


aeeiiad iuiked


The marriage of Kristin
Carol Alligood of Alachua,
Florida, daughter of Bruce
and Debbie Alligood to
Matthew Christopher Dukes
of Lake Butler, Florida, son
of Eugene and Penny Dukes
of Lake Butler, Florida took
place on February 24, 2007
at New Oak Grove Baptist
Church. Rev. Paul O'Steen .
officiated.
Grandparents of the
couple are Lamar and Eloise
McCormick of High Springs,
Marjorie Alligood of
Alachua and Myrtice Dukes
of Lake Butler.
Maid of Honor was
Heather Purvis; bridesmaids


were Amy Tyler Reed,
Ashleigh Smith, Della Jones,
Mandy Alligood, Whitney
Dukes; Junior Bridesmaid
was Lauren Spencer; and
Flower Girls were Ashley
Gillen, Ashley O'Steen and
Ashlee Mowrer.
Best man was Eugene
Dukes; Groomsmen were
Clay Alligood, Kyle.
Anderson, Matthew Elixson,
Mitchell Bishop, Terry
Parish; Junior Groomsman
was Jacob Alligood.
The reception was held at
New Oak Grove Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall.
The couple will reside in
Lake Butler, Florida.


GRAPSKI:
Continued from page A

Judge could order Grapski force-fed


him no matter what facility he is in," said
Forgey.
"When you have 1,000 people in one
facility, you have to follow standards and
policies.
"Every inmate is served nutritionally
healthy meals and Grapski has not been
treated any differently," Forgey said.
The ACSO Department of the Jail
(DOJ) does have an infirmary staffed by
both doctors and nurses who work for a
private company, but Grapski's conditions
apparently went beyond the level of care
provided by the facility.
A judge could order that Grapski be
force-fed should he not resume eating on
his own, said Forgey.
Grapski was arrested last week on
several counts of battery on law
enforcement officers among other charges
according to an Alachua Police
Department (APD) report. Grapski had a
first appearance with a judge the day after
his arrest. That Judge ordered Grapski to
have a mental health evaluation and a
bond of $10,000.
Following his first appearance
hearing, Grapski was taken back to the jail
where he was to undergo a routine strip


searching process. But According to
ACSO officials, Grapski said he would
not be strip searched and told DOJ
detention officers to call Alachua County
Sheriff Sadie Damell.
Allegedly, after repeated requests and
refusal to cooperate with the strip search
process, Grapski was sprayed for about
one second with pepper spray.
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 ofthe scuffle. DOJ
officials levied additional charges against
Grapski. The judge on that case set
Grapski's bond at $25,000 for each of two
additional felony charges.
He had been held in a solitary cell and
observed by detention officers according
to ACSO officials.
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 judge.
# # #


Kangaroo robbery


suspect apprehended

Today Staff Report
ALACHUA On Aug. 18, 2007 at 3:48 am., Alachua
Police Department (APD) officers responded to the
Kangaroo Service Station at 1-75 and US 441, regarding a
robbery. The store clerk advised officers that an individual



described as a wMte male, 5'8" tall gave
him a note saying "give -me all your
money."
The suspect fled the area in a blue four-
door vehicle with an undisclosed amount
of cash.
Approximately 10 minutes after the
initial call, officers observed a vehicle
fitting the description of the robbery


Jolly suspect's vehicle exit the rear parking lot
of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Officers observed the vehicle run the red light at US 441
and the 1-75 northbound exit ramp, and attempted to stop the
vehicle. After a vehicle pursuit, officers apprehended the
driver, 41 year-old Paul E. Jolly ofNewberry.
APD reports that Jolly stated he robbed the store because
he needed the money. According to APD, a computer check
revealed that Jolly had active warrants inAlachua County for
grand theft and violation of probation. Jolly was arrested for
robbery, theft, fleeing and attempting to elude police.
Jolly is being held at the Alachua County Department of
the Jail with no bond.


Alachua to increase communication tax


By DAVID WISENER
Today Reporter
,The Alachua City
Commission approved two
ordinances to increase its
Communication Service Tax
(CST) from 3.8 percent to 5.22
percent Monday night.
The tax increase had been
the subject of much debate
since it was heard on first
reading at the previous City
Commission meeting on Aug.
6. It met with further debate
Monday, as citizens voiced
concern over being able to
afford a tax increase.
"It may not be much to you,
but I have a wife and four kids
to take care of at home,"
Alachua citizen and former City
Commission candidate Michael
Perkins said to the
commissioners.
The tax increase means both
residents and businesses pay an
additional $1.42 in taxes on
every $100 of
telecommunication charges.
Local and long distance
telephone service, cable,
satellite, cellular and other
services are all subject to the
tax.
City Manager Clovis
Watson, Jr. attempted to
assuage worries over the tax by
saying it would minimally
affect Alachua taxpayers and its
status would be revisited in the
future.
"The cost to the average
citizen is probably 15 to 20
dollars a year at best," Watson
said. "This is a tax we can


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to tighten our belts for the next
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to address our. budget shortfall,
and later we can ease the
burden on our taxpayers."
Watson also said that while
it may appear that citizens are
losing money due to the
increased tax, in reality money
is being redirected to continue
to offer free services such as
tutoring, recreational sporting
activities, and events for
seniors.
The need for increased local
tax revenue comes after the
State of Florida changed
property tax laws and limited
how much ad valorem tax
revenue communities can


collect. Communities across
Florida are creatively tweaking
mechanisms to increase tax
revenues as a result of the
state's recent mandate.
Mayor Gib Coerper
reiterated to concerned citizens
that many taxes, including
property taxes, will be
decreasing, which should more
than. make up the difference
from an increase in the CST.
Increasing the CST from 3.8"
td 5.1 percent will generate an
estimated $82,000 in revenue to
the City.
To raise the CST above 5.1
percent, the commission passed
an ordinance to exempt any
communications services
providers from paying permit


fees.
Alachua previously charged
$55 for permits to perform any
construction repair work, dig up
or disturb any street or right of
way. In all, the city collected
about $300 in such fees over the
last year. Excepting
communications services
providers from paying that fee
allows the city to raise the CST
to 5.22 percent, .12 percent
more than if it had kept the
previous system in place.
While the .12 percent
appears' small, it is estimated
the city will receive additional
revenues of $7,600 annually
over previous permit fee
collections.
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BUDGET: Gabriel: Infrastructure will
Continuedfrompage A] suffer due to job cuts


minimums," said Gabriel.
Gabriel praised High Springs for reinvesting in
the city and its citizens over the last few years and
believes the police department deserves proper
funding.
"When it comes to public safety we shouldn't
be pinching pennies and counting nickels," said
Gabriel.
"When it comes to public safety," said Gabriel,
"I don't like to play games."
High Springs Commissioner Byran Williams
regrets the city will not be able to fill one of the
vacant patrol positions.
"I wish we could put one back in. We need
police protection," said Williams.
However, one Commission member feels the
time is right for reductions to the police force.
Mayor Tom DePeter believes the department has a
large number of patrol units for the size of High
Springs. DePeter added he was never adamant
about growing the department and believes High
Springs should reduce the number of police patrol
units for cost purposes.
"We just can't afford it," said DePeter.
According to the current fiscal year's budget,
$532,907 is allocated for police salaries, while the
upcoming year's budget includes proposed salaries
of $496,811 a savings of $36,096.
In addition, police overtime is slated to be cut
from $45,000 to $40,000.
High Springs Police Department spokesman
Gordon Fulwood believes Commissioners are
committed to the police department and understand
the need to have a serviceable police force in the
community.
"They want to do what's best from an economic
standpoint," said Fulwood.
Another hot button budget issue discussed
among Commissioners is the city's parks and


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simply cannot reach all tooth
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A professional either your
dentist or dental hygienist has
the equipment and training to
get into spaces you can't reach
to remove plaque and the hard
compounds it eventually forms,
especially at the gum line.
Among the equipment are
scalers, small implements the
dentist or hygienist will use to


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teeth, or and ultrasonic
machine, which vibrates plaque
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Professional cleaning is a
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IMarlhall L. Wright of
Gaiies.x ille died Frida\
morning. August 17. 20(i7. in
the E.T York Hospice Care
Center, Gaines' ille He \\as 70.
Mr. \\right had been a
resident of the atea since lio55
coming from Forest Cit. North
Carolina. He served in the
invited States Army and
enjo \ed his famil \ and
automobiles. He was of the
Baptist faith
Surl\i\oil include his wife,
Ph\ Ilis Wright of Gaines\ille;
two sons, Marshall Lee
"MaNrt" Wright. Ji. and Darryl
Glenn \\Hright. both of
Gaines\ ille: two stiklter-,
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recreation department. The proposed budget
includes eliminating the Parks and Recreation
Director position along with the Recreation
Leader's position. Instead the department would,
be consolidated into public works, with the Parks -
and Recreation Director becoming the city's,
Streets, Parks, and Cemetery Superintendent.
With the consolidation of the two departments..
there would be a recreation coordinator under the
umbrella of public works that would be in charge
of coordinating recreation activities. Williams said
it's unrealistic to have only one person in charge of'
recreation and still have an effective parks and,
recreation program.
Gabriel feels with the pending job cuts the,
entire infrastructure of High Springs will suffer..
The Commissioner cited the possible lack of:
maintaining park equipment, lawn care, and the
infrequency of road grading as some of the
examples of how job cuts would affect High
Springs' infrastructure.
In past years, city budget retreats have paved
the way for the City Commission to iron out what
to include in the annual budget. A retreat wasn't
held for the upcoming budget, and Gabriel feels the
proposed budget contradicts all the indicators of
previous retreats.
"This budget is in complete contradiction to all
that work," said Gabriel.
In the past Gabriel has praised City Manager
Drumm for his work on the budget. Gabriel said
it's not fair to characterize Drumm as the bad guy
in the budget situation.
"He was asked to present a budget that was a
worst case scenario," said Gabriel.
The Commission is set to make a final decision
about the budget within the next month.
# # #


grandchildren.
Gra\eside funeral services
for Mr. Wright \ere conducted
at 3 p.m.. Sunday August 19.
2007 in Hague Communitl
Cemetery Alachua isitation
%,as held Saturda\. .August 18.
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Carter Funeral Home. High


Springs. \%ho had charge of all
arrangements.

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of charge b\ .laciiia CounM'
Todavi Obituaries ma\ be
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING BY THE CITY

COMMISSION OF CITY OF

HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA
The City Commission of the City of Hawthorne will hold a Public Hearing on a proposed
ordinance imposing non-ad valorem assessments for fire services on property within the City
of Hawthorne for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2007. The hearing will be held on
September 13, 2007 at 6:30PM in City Hall, 6700 SE 221st Street, Hawthorne, Florida. The
purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive comments from the general public and TO TAKE
FINALACTION. The City Commission may AMEND orALTER proposed assessments at
the hearing. All owners of property subject to the assessment have the right to appear at this
Public Hearing and/or file written objections with the City of Hawthome within 20 days of
publication of this notice.
The proposed ordinance (Ordinance 2007-40) is titled as follows:
An ordinance of the City Commission of the City of Hawthorne, Florida, relating to the
provision of fire services and collection of special assessments therefore in the City of
Hawthorne; setting forth purpose and definitions; making legislative determination of
special benefit and fair apportionment; setting forth a schedule of assessment rates;
adopting as assessment roll; imposing a fire services assessment; providing for collection
of the fire services assessment on property tax bills; and providing an effective date.
If adopted, the non-ad valorem assessments will be included on the Property Tax bill to be
mailed inNovember, 2007 and will be collected by theAlachua County Tax Collector. Failure
to pay the assessment when due will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property,
which may result in loss of title.
PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF RATES FOR
ASSESSED TAX PARCELS
Single family residential units: $60 per residential unit
Multi-family and non-residential buildings: $0.04 per square foot ofbuilding forth first
10,000 square feet and $0.01 per square foot of building over 10,000 square feet
Vacant property: $1.00 per acre (minimum $10)
Tax parcels with both single family residential units and multifamily/non-residential
buildings will be assessed the sum of the above rates.
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The proposed ordinance and tax roll are available for inspection at City Hall, 6700 SE 221st
Street, Hawthorne, FL during normal business hours.
Any person wishing to appeal any decision of the City Commission will need a record of
the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
including any testimony and evidence on which an appeal would be based.
Persons needing special accommodations should contact City Hall at (352)481-2432 at least
48 hours prior to the meeting date.
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Ye shall know the


The Gospel of Saint Matthew
7:14 comes from Jesus' Sermon on
the Mount, and is of particular
importance to Christ's followers. It
is a warning about false prophets,
not soothsayers predicting future
events, but from those who would
spread a false gospel. Outwardly,
they look and act just like Christians,
which is why Christ called them
wolves in sheep's clothing. Their
views and purposes are hostile to the
best interests of the Church. They
are selfish and proud, greedy,
worldly and tyrannical. Their true
nature is revealed anytime they find
the opportunity to satisfy their
wicked character. They are none
other than the 'ravening wolves.'
We may have succumbed to
these same sins, for which we had to
ask forgiveness. But in the case of
these 'wolves' their sin is much
worse-they are leading others
astray through their false teachings.


They want to control and
manipulate the system of the Church
to meet their own selfish .
goals. When grasped by
the evil of these false
prophets, through the
grace of God, we pray to
be able returnto the true
Light of Christ.
We must continually 4
guard ourselves using '*.
the litmus test which our
Lord explains in Saint
Matthew, 7:16 -18, "Ye _
shall know them by their
fruits. Do men gather The en.
grapes of thorns, or figs ea sei
of thistles? Even so Ch ch,
every good tree bringeth A prish
forth good fruit, but a Christian
corrupt tree bringeth Church
forth evil fruit. A good
tree cannot bring forth
evilfruit, neither[can] a corrupt tree
bring forth good fruit." By their


actions and lives, they will be known
whether they are truly of God's flock
or that of the wolf.
Just as the Pharisees
explained away the
spirituality of the
S. I Law of Moses,
.. reducing it to a
mere letter, so will
these false prophets.
By the grace of

H ever watchful for
any who might
corrupt and pervert
Joh the Gospel, which
has occurred in the
s Anglican Church throughout
Gainesville.
of the history. Men have
i Episcopal added things oftheir
own, to the
praiseworthy work
of Christ, and tried
to pass it off as a shared opinion.
Beware of such persons, and of their


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fatal errors: for "by the works of the
law shall no flesh be justified,"
either in whole or in part: nor "can
any man lay any other foundation
than that is laid which is Jesus
Christ."
Even in the Apostolic age there
were those who would distract and
divide the Church, trying to draw
disciples to themselves. Some
would insist upon something under
the name of science or philosophy
while others would deny some of
the clearest truths of Christianity. In
short, they were men of an unquiet,
argumentative, forward, contentious
nature, always seeking superiority,
and raising their own credit or
interest on the divisions and
dissensions ofthe Church.
Saint Paul tells us that we are to,
"Mark men of this description, and
avoid them." (Romans 16:17) Saint


their fruits


John says, "Receive them not into
your house neither bid them God
speed." (2 John 2:10) And well
must we be on our guard against
them. Many of them are subtle; and
some would almost withstand an
Apostle himself. But they are
ravening wolves in sheep's clothing;
and even though they might express
concern for the welfare of the
Church, they fatten on the spoils of
every fold they can lay hands on
In the Gospel we are told twice
that, "by their fruits ye shall know
them." We see the effect of their
doctrines on others, and we must be
on our guard to keep any such evil
from us.
Christians must take care to
profit by the ministry that we
receive. When we have reason to
believe that the truth of God is
spoken to us, we should receive it


with meekness, as an engrafted
word, able to save our souls. We
should not only be satisfied with
understanding and approving of
what we hear but we must also put it
to practice. Let us then look to the
effect produced on our own souls,
and, "as new-born babes, desire the
sincere milk ofthe word that we may
grow thereby." (1 Peter 2:2)
Our goal is to be acknowledged
by God as good and faithful
servants; and with this in mind we
must strive to be. pious, not just
going through the motions but
making sure that we take the
teachings of God and apply them to
our lives.. We must examine
ourselves using God's word, so that
we may participate in His love and
joy forever.


Join us at these local events


mWomen 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-
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*Hague Baptist Church is
holding a sing featuring the
Rushing Wind on Saturday,
Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. The sing is free
but a love offering is taken up.
The church is located at 6725
NW 126 Avenue, Gainesville. For
information contact, Fred or
Lillian Owens at 386-462-2795.
ELaCrosse Baptist Church is
hosting a Community-Wide
program for generator safety
and hurricane preparedness on
Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at
the church located at 5700 N.W
203rd Place in LaCrosse.
Representatives from Clay
Electric will be conducting the
generator safety program and
Alachua County Emergency
Management personnel will be
giving the emergency procedures
presentation on storms, flooding
and hurricanes. Everyone is
invited to attend.


*First United Methodist
Church of High Springs will
begin,its second year of one-day-
a-week after school program,
Tuesday's Angels, on Tuesday,
Sept. 4. The free program is open
for children ages 4 years to 5th
grade. To register or obtain
information, contact Holly Erskine
at 386-454-1255 or 386-454-5560.
The church is located at 17405
NW US Hwy 441, High Springs.
1Foundation Chapel Church of
Godby Faith is proud to serve the
community as a host site for food
distribution by The Gainesville
Harvest. You are welcome to
come every Thursday from 8:30 to
9:30 am. The church is located at
13220 NW 150 Avenue, Alachua.
The phone is 386-462-2549. Elder
Willie J. McKnight, Sr., Pastor
*Hare Krishna Temple Free
feast every Sunday at 4 p.m. The
Temple is located three miles north
of Alachua on State Road 235.


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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

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386-462-2264

H RIHIST C INTIRAI.
t IN STRIKE S
"Building Life Together"
Temporary Location
iLocated at 14200 NW 148th. Place
Downtown Alachua (in the old Post Office)


Service Times:
Sunday


9:00-70:15am


10:30 -, 1:00am
Life Groups
meet at various times during the week.


Student Mirni try


Wednesday
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 (386) 454-1255


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


- WII iafftts( nglftan Churd)c
S 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.AlsaintsXnEC.org


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

Cebristian .if e Fellowabip
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.mJWorship 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


If-Fellowship
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 am.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday: YSB 7p.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
0 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 am.; Sun. School 9:45 am.;
Worship 10:45 am.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
p.m.; Spanish worship 3:30 pmn.; Spanish Supper.
4:30 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m.; Evening Service
6 pn.; Weds. Bible Study 7 p.m.
Your search for friendly church has ended


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 Chlwuh in WestemrAlachua Couny
Pastor Ty Keys
22405 W Newberry Road in
Milam Funeral Home's Chapel
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am.
For info gp to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by Lifing Up
the Name ofChrist-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace


Legacy baptist Church
n Sunday Services at The Alaclhua Women's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
( hI, ..I'I, ".1 'l School 9:30 am
Church Service -10:30 am
Family Bible Studf- 6:30 pm
Pastor John JeImigan (386)454-5529
www. legacybaptistch urch.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 are more than
Conquerors. We are
Champions." Romans 8:37


Visit us at Sidney Lanier School, located at 312 NW 16Ave. (Near Burger King, Comer of Main & 16thAve.)
SCongregational Prayer: 10 am. Praise & Worship: 10:30 a.m. e Morning Service: 11 am.
SChildren'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.


First Presbyterian
Church
of Alachua
SRev. 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 of Alachua on State Road 235
Sunday Services 3:15-7 p.m.: Lecture,
meditation, chanting and fiee vegetarian
feast. Open to the public. (386) 462-2017


Living Hope in Christ
Outreach Ministries
1120 S. Main Street, High Springs
Locatedon Hwy 27 across from 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 4p.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 11am., Evening Worship 7p.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 ofAlachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc

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

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am.,
Evening Service 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 NW262Avenue


Services
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
SChildren's Church 11:30 a.m.
b o dWednesday:
Assemb ofGod 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
(386) 54-9812


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St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands.
S 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.pF 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: "Kno ing and Growing"
1-40i) Martin Luthler King Bl\d -\ -I-I441
386.462. 232clinrch) 386 462 4396, Fa \i
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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 Saturdav 45 min prior to
hl.is or an iunme on request
3210l N E Santa Fe Boulevard
.Ji S 1-h1\ 4-41~. -igh Springs
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SCHOOL: Alachua Lions Club lends hand at Irby Elementary
Continued from page A 1


"The energy is real high. The
teachers and staff are enthusiastic,"
said Brandenburg.
To help alleviate the anxiety of
incoming third graders at Alachua
Elementary, Brandenburg said the
school conducts a tour of the facility
for new students in the spring along
with holding a "meet the teacher"
session a few days before the start of
school. .Brandenburg said the meet the
teacher gathering held last Friday was
good for students because they were
able to see where their classroom seat
was and also became familiar with
their new teacher.
On Tuesday Brandenburg was
reading stories to third graders so the
new students could become more
familiar and comfortable with him.
Brandenburg said the opportunity to
read stories to the children makes his
face more recognizable to them.
According to Brandenburg traffic
flowed smoothly around the school for
both the morning and afternoon. He
said the first day of school usually has
its rough spots, but found this year to
be the exception.
"There are always glitches, but


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there were none on this day," said
Brandenburg.
Meanwhile, Santa Fe High School
parents and students were required to
navigate County Road 235A as the new
entry and exit point of the school due
to construction at the old entrance on
U.S. Highway 441. Principal Bill
Herschleb said dismissal time caused
considerable traffic congestion on
235A due to heavy parent traffic to
pickup their children. To help reduce
traffic Herschleb urges parents to have
students carpool or ride the bus.
SAlachua School District
spokesperson Jackie Johnson said it's
usual for parents to take their children
to school during the first week of
classes.
"That is fairly typical for you to see
car traffic during the first week of
school than during other weeks,"
Johnson commented.
Johnson said the reasons for heavy
traffic during the first week of school
includes parents and students not
knowing exact bus schedules along
with students feeling comfortable
riding to school with a parent. 'She
added the transition phase between the
last school year and the
S beginning of a new one is
another contributing factor
why children want their
parents to drive them to
school.
Once the first week of
school ends Johnson said
parents' are more inclined
for their children to take a
bus.
"We think the novelty
wears off and parents say
it's time for my kid to take
the bus," said Johnson.
According to Herschleb
parents were frustrated on
,.,, ;:, Monday due to the traffic


jam caused by construction at the
school's U.S. Highway 441 entrance
along with the number of vehicles
attempting to enter and exit the high
school along County Road 235A.
Herschleb said if measures are not
taken to alleviate traffic congestion, the
issue will be a source of frustration to
both the school and parents for the
entire school year.
Mebane Middle School principal
Veita Carter said the new school year
will bring a different learning
experience to students in the
classroom. As part of the school's
desire to improve their grade from a
"B" school Carter said students will
have two teachers in both social studies
and science classes. a system that will
help students reach a high level of
success in both subjects.
At High Springs Community
School, staff members Beverly Rahn
and Cleone Chastain assisted students
at the front desk who needed help
finding their teachers and classrooms.
Principal Jeff Means took time from
his busy schedule to take students to


their respective .' "1
classrooms.
Students at .
N e w be rr y
Elementary School ,
were met by a space r 'W
theme welcoming
them back to school.
Teachers and staff
were dressed in space
related outfits as they ,i
eased the students
into the new school
year. Principal Lacy '
Redd, who dressed as
Princess Lei from
Star Wars, said this
year was the fourth in
a row that Newberry
Elementary has used a special back-to-
school theme for students, adding that
the themes get children excited for
school.
"It adds lots of excitement, and the
kids say 'I can't wait to go back to
school,' said Redd.
Redd added that the school is
growing with an enrollment of 600
students.
It was a day of
firsts at First
Christiani Academy
in High Springs as
the school completed
their first ever school
.day. The school,
which is part of First
Baptist Church .of
High Springs,' has an
enrollment of 31
students in grades
Kindergarten
through third grade.
According to First
Christian Academy
...-,- Director Linda
Petteway, the school
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LEILA BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
year with an eventual enrollment
capacity of 240 students.
Petteway said prayer, families
desiring a Christian education, and
small classes made the first day of
school at First Christian a wonderful
one for students and teachers.
At Alachua's Irby Elementary
School, the Alachua Lions Club and
Alachua School District staff members
lent a hand as they assisted students;
parents, and faculty.on the first day of
classes.
"It was a total team effort," said
Principal Linda Bedoya of the
kindergarten through second .grade:
school.
SEven though Bedoya has been
Irby's principal since last January,
Monday marked the first time Bedoya:
has greeted students for the start of a:
new school year. She said the
experience of leading a school on the
first day of classes' was something
she'll never forget.
"This has been a wonderful day and a
wonderful experience both personally
and professionally," said Bedoya.
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CATS:
Continued from page Al


Alachua bus service averages 85 riders monthly


Manager Clovis Watson, Jr. to
negotiate another contract with
MV Transportation. for the
upcoming year. Watson has
also been tasked with
negotiating a new marketing
campaign. Mayor Gib Coerper
was given authorization to
execute any of the agreements
as necessary to keep the service
rolling.


Keeping the service intact
isn't worth the benefits
according to some. Alachua
resident and one-time
commission candidate Michael
Perkins said he once attempted
to ride the bus, but was not.
allowed to get off at a
convenient location.
"[CATS] is a complete waste
of time.


"I 'don't see DOT funding
this 100-percent," said Perkins.
Patricia Lee, a grants
specialist with the city,
countered Perkins and others
saying, "The CATS system is
anything but a failure."
Lee said since becoming
involved with the project
recently, she's been meeting
with groups around Alachua to


determine how the service can
best help them.
At a cost of about $84,000,
the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) funded
the first year of service. About
$20,000 of the budget was
dedicated to marketing.
Operations of the bus service
have been covered by the
remaining funds. But Assistant
Cit\ Mlanagcr Danielle'Judd
said she doesn't expect the
nearly $65,000 budgeted last
year will be enough to cover a
new contract with MV
Transportation.
The City of Alachua has not
secured future funding for
CATS from FDOT although
discussions have taken place.
According to a city report,
FDOT's level of funding'and
participation hinges on
increasing ridership and funding
from other partners.
Obtaining additional grant
funding is not an
insurmountable task according
to Gwen Pra, FDOT District
Rural Transportation
Coordinator.
"I don't see any reason why
[Alachua] can't put something
positive together.
"Folks in-Alachua know best
how to reach the public."
"Ridership is lower than
what they wanted.
"They clearly did not meet
their goal.
"But establishing the core
ridership is key to long term
success of a rural transit
program like this," Pra said in
an Aug. 2 interview.
City officials have also met
with the Metropolitan
Transportation and Planning


Organization (MTPO), which
consists of Gainesville and
County commissioners, as well
as the North Central Florida
Regional Planning Council.
None have committed to
funding any portion of the
service.
Getting funding partners is
exactly what should be
happening according to Bud
Calderwood who served on the
taskforce which help develop
CATS.
"We always had the idea that
corporate partners would come
into this financially,"
Calderwood said.
Resident Carol Thomas said
companies like Wal-Mart,
Sysco and Dollar General
should be contributing to the
service since they would benefit
from. potential workers on the
east side of Gainesville.
More Facts:
CATS averages about 84
riders monthly or about four
riders per day. On strong
months, the small bus has taken
almost 160 riders between
Alachua and Gainesville. But
weaker months, such as April,
have seen as few riders as 41.
That number is calculated on a
one-way ride a rider using the
service in one direction in the
morning and back in the other
direction during the afternoon
run would count as two riders.
At cost of about $5,600 to
operate CATS monthly, the City
of Alachua and FDOT are
essentially paying over $66 for
each rider. Riders pay a $2 fare
for each direction of the service,
hardly covering the costs.
CATS operates on a route
twice daily, first running in one


direction in the morning, and
then in reverse during the:
afternoon#
CATS begins its daily route:
at 5:50 a.m. in Gainesville at the
Alachua Count Health:
Department. It niakes another
stop at Gainesville's do%\ nio\t n
plaza before proceeding to,
Progress Corporate Park in,
Aachlua and then to s.eerai
other stops including
-litchcock's Market ind the''
Dollar General and Wal-Mart
distribution centers.
While in Alachua. CATS':
aims to pick up riders \ ho ima\
need services in Gainesville.
The bus service takes riders
picked up around Alachua to the
V.A. Medical Center and
Shands -Hospital areas or to
Gainesville's downtown plaza
where riders might catch
another bus to other areas of
Gainesville.
During the afternoon route,
which starts at 3 p.m., CATS
runs the service in reverse of the
morning, taking riders from
Gainesville, back to Alachua
and those at job centers in
Alachua back to Gainesville.
The focus of CATS has
always been to bring potential
employees from Gainesville to
job centers in Alachua .and
residents in Alachua to critical
medical services in Gainesville.
CATS does not stop at major
shopping centers such as The
Oaks Mall or Archer Road, but
city officials noted that riders
could catch, another bus at
Gainesville's downtown plaza
to those key shopping locations:
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Volunteer organizations are the backbone of youth sports

Santa Fe Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading

Guest Editorial by Hal Brady, Alachua Recreation Center Director


Twenty-eight years ago
volunteers started with three football
teams. Teams were dressed in green
and white uniforms and played at
Santa Fe High School Raiders
football stadium in the\ early 80s.
They began working all year round
to raise money. They received some
money from the City of Alachua to
start. This volunteer organization
began in Alachua with volunteers
coming from Alachua, Lacrosse,
Bell, Ft. White, and High Springs.
Because football and
cheerleading were so expensive,
other government support was not
available. Pop Warner tackle football
and cheerleading started in Alachua
and volunteers and players
participated from High Springs,
Alachua, and Lacrosse. Later in the
mid-80s the name was changed to
Santa Fe Raiders and the colors were
changed to red, grey and white.


For 36 years, Floridians have taken for granted,
that if they suffer from injuries in a car accident,
the first $10,000 in medical and related benefits
are automatically covered by the No-Fault law,
commonly referred to by the medical benefits
portion called PIP, Personal Injury Protection. In
six weeks when the law is'set to expire Florida will
enter a new world.
I support the intent of the No-Fault law, which
is to ensure that -Floridians receive medical
treatment for injuries they suffer in an
auto accident without delay and without
the need to file a lawsuit to recover .
costs relating to these medical benefits.
However, the law, and especially the .
PIP provision of the law, has major
flaws. A culture of fraud and abuse has
grown around PIP, one that my fraud
investigators fight every day. Medical
costs are not managed well in the PIP
system. Claims for PIP medical Alex Si
benefits should not be used to support
unnecessary and costly lawsuits.
But the idea behind the law the protection of
Floridians and their assets is the centerpiece of
my role as your Chief Financial Officer. Although
I want to make the No-Fault law and PIP work,
there is no indication that the legislature will
address this issue in the upcoming special
legislative session. Therefore, with the impending
sunset of the law, I have been working to increase
Floridians' awareness about life after No-Fault.
Several important aspects of auto insurance
Swill be different when the law goei away. I have


Also, Santa Fe football field was Center.
.about to be discontinued except for Football teams played in a
special games. Undeterred, conference called the Timucua
volunteers and the City Conference made up of
of Alachua got on 10 teams from Yulee, Florida
riding Snappers and two to Archer, From St.
bush-hogs and made a Augustine to Dixie
parade of cutting on County. After 15 years,
what is now called the the Timucua Conference
Recreation Center J.D. extended to Ocala and
Malphurs field, and the near Tampa. After 26
World Series Field. years, the Santa Fe Pop
Storms had caused Warner organization
many trees to fall switched to a new
around the fields Hal Brady conference, the Putnarmi


volunteers removed
them. The Rolling Green School was
about to close, so the City ofAlachua
leased and then later bought the
property. In the past the former
Mebane High School homecoming,
dance was held in the Mebane
Middle School gym, but now it could
be held in the gym at the Recreation


Pop Warner Conference.
They will start in 2007.
We were very successful in the
1980s and 1990s and won 12
Southeast regionals and one national
championship in Pop Warner
football. The cheerleaders have gone
to seven Southeast regionals and
have gone to two national


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established an informative website as an
educational resource at www.myfloridacfo.com/
nofault/. On the web page, you will find answers to
questions about how drivers can protect
themselves in a fault-based system and more.
Much has been reported about changes in auto
insurance rates when No-Fault expires. However
I encourage you to look beyond the cost savings
and consider what you and your family need. In
particular, you may decide to buy medical
payments coverage or increase your
existing Uninsured Motorist or other
coverage to better protect you, which
will add some cost to your auto
insurance premium, even if PIP costs
S are reduced.
S ; I understand that the Legislature
Shas been studying this issue for years,
and well-intentioned members in the
Senate and House of Representatives
ik have proposed various No-Fault
reform ideas. The issue is
complicated and the parties -
hospitals, doctors, attorneys and insurance
companies rarely agree on reforms, that
Floridians need. The reality is that all interested
parties will have to change the way they do
business in order to fix PIP.
Whether or not we.reform No-Fault or PIP, I
believe the following components should be
included in any system of medical benefits for
Floridians:
Florida should require mandatory medical
benefits insurance fbr owners and operators of


championships. Santa Fe High
School has won several district titles
and many sectionals and two High
School State Championships. The
football and cheerleading program
has grown to six teams with
volunteers who have put incredible
amounts of hard work and time into
the field and concession stand.
The football and cheerleading
program is the only one that requires
participants to have good grades in
school. If they do not, they have to
get a progress report each week
while they are playing football. If
they continue to do poorly in school,
they cannot play. All participants
receive a free physical each and
every year they play.
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading requires hundreds of
volunteers for security, medical
coverage, training for coaches, as
well as a lot of paper work and pre-


motor vehicles regardless of who is at fault in the
accident. This would particularly help the 20-
percent of Floridians that currently lack health
insurance.
Medical benefits insurance should include
mandatory cost containment provisions. For
example, fee schedules, which set reimbursement
rates for medical services and are common in
Medicare, Medicaid and workers' compensation,
have proven successful for containing costs.
Florida must continue to combat all forms of
insurance fraud and any insurance program must
include aggressive anti-fraud measures. Critics of
the No-Fault system point to fraud as a reason to
allow it to sunset. Experience in other states has
shown us that fraud happens in any system and we
must remain vigilant against it.
One thing is clear before No-Fault sunsets on
Oct. 1, all Floridians should examine their
automobile insurance policies to ensure they have
adequate coverage to protect themselves and their
assets. I encourage Floridians to contact their
insurance agents or companies in the next six
weeks to discuss what changes will best suit their
needs.
I call on the Governor and Legislature to
expand the call for the upcoming Special
Legislative Session to include No-Fault and urge
the parties to work together with the best interests
of Floridians in mind. PIP can work. Compromise
is needed. A reformed No-Fault law or a suitable
replacement will benefit Floridians directly by
protecting families. Who can argue with that?
i # # # *


game preparation for home and away
games. The volunteers are busy from
May through Nov. 1. The
participants practice and play from
Aug. 1 through Nov. 1. Post-season
playcould extend to Dec. 1. We have
hosted five conference
championships and won 32
conference championships in 28
years. We have had very successful
players from Pop Warner.who went
on to high school and to over 200
colleges around the country. We
have had many pro-football players
play in the NFL and CFL. Once
again, the participants who have
played in the local league over the
years are now parents and are
volunteer coaches today.
Thanks to all the volunteers over
all these years, who have made this
program possible and have helped
shape the minds and bodies of our
youth.














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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 A9
II


Three's a crowd in High



Springs Commission race

Former Mayor, two others vie for Commission seat in November


By DAN REID
Today Reporter


HIGH SPRINGS High
Springs voters this November
will see a familiar name on the
ballot for City Commission
along with two others who have
thrown their hats into the ring
to become the newest
Commission member.
Bill Coughlin, who served
on the High Springs
Commission earlier this decade
and was mayor of the city from
2002.to 2003, is running again
for a term on the commission.
Former High Springs Plan
Board member Gene Levine
and resident Dick Williams also
announced their intentions to
run for City Commission. Last
year Williams ran
unsuccessfully for a seat on the
Commission placing third in a
four candidate race.
Coughlin said issues
concerning him the most are the
management of both the city's
budget and capital
improvements such as water
and sewer. He believes the city
has overspent the last few years
and sees government as
growing too big in High
Springs.
"We've just grown the
government too much," said
Coughlin.
If elected Coughlin plans to
take a conservative approach to
city spending. As
commissioner, Coughlin wants
to closely scrutinize city
projects and their costs.
Coughlin said his prior
experience on the City
Commission and as a member
of various city boards will be an
asset to his campaign.
Coughlin previously served on
the High Springs
Comprehensive Plan
Committee, Code Board, and
Plan Board.
Coughlin said he wants to
make a difference in High
Springs as commissioner.


WATSON: Received
Continuedfrom page A]
approval
The raise and extension came on the heels of
the Commissions' approval of Watson's 2007
Annual Performance Evaluation. Each
commissioner gave Watson a perfect score on the
evaluation, which resulted in a 100-percent
approval rating.
"When we look back at how far the city has
come in five years, it comes as a result of
leadership," Alachua Mayor Gib Coerper said.
"Through all the distractions we've come through
this year, from fires to lawsuits, I think we'd be
remiss if we didn't give [Watson] a raise."
Commissioner Bonnie Burgess echoed
Coerper's support of Watson. "There haven't
been any budget cuts, we haven't had to let
anyone go, and there has been great fiscal
responsibility from the City Manager," she said.
"You don't see too many people who would
willingly turn down a raise, which is very
commendable."
"I can't remember a weekend in the last three,
and a half years I've served on this Commission
that [Watson]. has had a full weekend off without
attending some function," Commissioner Jean
Calderwood said. "It's very rare to see a person
whose evaluation deserves a perfect score, but


one-hundred percent

rating
Mr. Watson is certainly above and beyond that."
While there was no disagreement over
Watson's contract extension from those in the
audience, there were some who questioned the
feasibility of his raise.
"We are facing a budget crunch, and this
amounts to a tax increase," said Alachua citizen
and former Commission candidate Michael
Perkins. "I don't take anything away from the
job Mr. Watson has done, but [City] Managers in
similar situations aren't paid as much."
The vast majority of public sentiment,
however, was in support of both Watson's
contract extension and pay raise.
Alachua Deputy City Clerk Alan Henderson
said Watson's extension would help ensure that
every City of Alachua employee would continue
to work for the city because of Watson's
exemplary leadership.
Alachua citizen Bud Calderwood, husband of
Commissioner Jean Calderwbod, said he
supported Watson despite not always agreeing
with his decisions.
"If you get a good CEO, you need to pay him
what he's worth," Calderwood said.
# # #


"I look forward to getting
back on the Commission," said
Coughlin. "It comes down to
having that vote on the
Commission to make a
difference."
Levine, who just recently
resigned from the High Springs
Plan Board so he could run for
commissioner, brings decades
of business and consulting
experience to his candidacy.
According to Levine's website,
he is not afraid of a challenge
and feels his business
experience is the right fit for the
Commission at this time.
"Those that watched me on
the Plan Board know I thrive on
challenge and am not afraid to
tackle the hardest problems and
make tough decisions today
that will give us a better life
tomorrow," said Levine. "My
announcement to resign from
the Plan Board and run for
commissioner was a response
to this belief because my
Professional skills are exactly
what the Commission needs to
meet the issues we're faced
with;" Levine .adds.
Levine's platform includes
strengthening family values and
community pride in High
Springs, traffic, and offsetting
tax cuts mandated'by the
Florida Legislature that will
affect the upcoming year's city
budget.
Williams said he's running
again this year because he
believes the Commission needs
a new voice concerning the
issues High Springs is facing.
"They need a fresh voice on
the Commission," said
Williams.
Williams views the
Commission as looking in the
short term when dealing with
issues instead of studying the
long term impact. Williams
cited the budget, growth, and
zoning as issues commissioners
have not considered in the long
term. As commissioner,


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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

AN ORDINANCE OF THE

CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commirssion 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 07-50

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING CONSENT FOR THE
ENTIRE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY
OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA, TO BE INCLUDED
IN A NON AD-VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR A
MUNICIPAL SERVICE' BENEFIT UNIT
CREATED BY ALACHUA COUNTY FOR THE
PROVISION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGE-
MENT COSTS; PROVIDING CONDITIONS FOR
THE CONSENT; PROVIDING THAT THE
CONSENT IS FOR THREE YEARS;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance and related
materials are available for public inspection at the
Office of the Deputy City Clerk, 15100 N.W. 142nd
Terrace, on any regular business day between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to
the City Commission meeting. Written comments on
the proposed ordinance may be sent to the
following address: City of Alachua, 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 23, 2007)


NOTICE OFENACTMENT 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 (McGINLEY PARCEL NUMBERS 05893-000-000 and 05893-
001-000)
i na .








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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)


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 fdr 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)


Williams said he will look at
how issues would affect High
Springs within the next five to
10 years.
Another concern of
Williams is what he
characterized as the local drug
culture. Williams said drugs
are a major problem in High
Springs and .that the problem
isn't getting enough attention in.
the community. According to
Williams the best way to fight
drugs is to get the community
involved, police protection, and
raising public awareness.
The winner of this year's
election will assume the seat
currently held by Mayor
Thomas DePeter. DePeter, who
has served on the Commission
since 2004, is leaving his seat to
assume the High Springs City,
Attorney position soon to be
vacated by the retiring Jim
Pendland. Although' it's
undecided at this time when
DePeter will leave his current
Commission seat to assume
attorney duties, if he vacates the
seat before his term expires the
city may appoint an interim
commissioner or leave the seat
vacant until the November
election.
Voters will go to the polls on
Nov. 6, 2007.
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* Newberry hosts Bronson


in season opener on
Monday night
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
nrior to the start of each season
regardless of the sport, every team
is equal, beginning with a clean
slate- no wins, no losses.
Unfortunately for the Newberry High
School volleyball team in 2006, the
Panthers started the season without any
wins and also finished that way. In fact,
Newberry has won just six matches since
the 2001 season, including a pair of winless
campaigns in 2003 and last fall. The
Panthers have also not been to the regional
playoffs since 1982.
But Newberry's new coaching staff of
head coach Michele Bisaccia and assistant
coach Kelly Harris look to change, the
fortune of the Panthers program, which
opens to the 2007 season at home against
Bronson on Monday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m.
"Absolutely, we want to turn this
program around," said Harris, who is also
the head junior varsity coach. "I think coach
Bisaccia has done a great job getting the
girls ready and she has told her girls that
they will win matches this year."
Bisaccia, who has never played or
coached volleyball before, was unavailable
NEWBERRY on page B4


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a great scrimmage, but it
designed to be a great
rage," said Keeler, who


worKed on all oi our s llotgun
stuff, that's something we've
worked on over the summer a
little bit and during the three
days in shorts. We weren't.quite
as crisp as we should have been,
but it still went pretty good. It
was more of a glorified practice
instead of a scrimmage."
That session wrapped up
Newberry's 5-8 p.m. practice
schedule as Monday marked the
PANTHERS on page B4


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Newberry's Josh Pardo hands off to teammate Kerrick Smith in
a play during the Panthers' scrimmage.


Almost game time


* Raiders play Buchholz
in classic Friday
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA It wasn't the
traditional red and grey scrimmage
that the Santa Fe High School football
program is accustomed to seeing.
First-year head coach Bart Brooks .
opted not to split the varsity team into
two squads and have them face each
other.
Instead, the W
Raiders played a
strictly offense ,
against defense 6.
S. format and Wvhat
Brooks refers to as
situational football. ..
Brooks "We put our ",
offense against


"We want
everything
turning by
district play
because
districts
determine if
you make the
playoffs."
Bart Brooks
Santa Fe coach


our defense and
we got out of it
situational
football, just
playing down
and distance,"
explained
Brooks. "We
want the guys to
know what to
expect on first
down, second
down, third and
fourth. Instead
of a day of drills
we played


football."
The scrimmage: offered Santa Fe the
opportunity to line up with fans in the
stands on Raider Field in preparation
for Friday night's preseason classic
against Buchholz. Santa Fe will play


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe sophomore Frank Sneed tries to elude tacklers during the Raiders'
scrimmage on Friday night.


'the Bobcats for one half of varsity and
another half of junior varsity.
"We're not ready to play a full game
yet, but we are ready to go out and hit
somebody else," said Brooks.
"Hopefully we learned a lot from
Friday night's [scrimmage]. We'll use


it to see where we are from a depth
chart perspective. We want to make
sure we have guys in order, first,
second and third and then go from
there."
RAIDERS on page B3


ost Laylor ounyUIlLY
in Friday night's
preseason classic


Santa Fe in preseason action


* Raiders host
annual classic
tonight
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA Fans got a
sneak peak of this year's edition
of Santa Fe High School
volleyball on Tuesday night in
-Raider Gym. The Raiders held
their annual red and grey
scrimmage that featured the
varsity squad split into two
teams.
"It's a way to get them in
front of a crowd before it's
really game time," said Santa
Fe head coach Michele Faulk.
^ "'


"It shakes some of the rust off.
It hopefully gives the fans a
little preview of what they're in
store for this season and let's


the coaches see


where we're at
in a game-like
setting."
Santa Fe is
coming off two
back-to-back
regional final
appearances.
Both times the
Raiders were
eliminated from
the playoffs by


in Tori Lastinger, Leah
Leventhal, Kelsi New and
Chelsea Pearl.
Regardless of what her team


"Our girls have
to work hard at
every practice
and every match
so that we can
be the very best
team that we can
possibly be."
Michele Faulk
Santa Fe coach


Jacksonville Bishop Kenny.
Santa Fe returns multiple
starters and carries four seniors


looks like on paper,
Faulk says her
team's year-long
focus will
determine their
success.
"I was reading an
article [Monday]
about the Gators
shooting for the
n a t i o n al
championship and
one of the players


made a profound statement and
said it's important that you see
SANTA FE on page B3


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Raider head coach Michele Faulk speaks to her team during their red and grey game on Tuesday night in
Raider Gym. Santa Fe .psts its annual preseason classic tonigq beginning at 4 p.m.


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By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Columnist
It's not even week one of
the NFL season and there's
already plenty of smack
talking taking place. No, it's
not between two bitter rivals
during a preseason game,
rather it's between two
former teammates.
The recently retired Tiki
Barber made some blunt
statements regarding former
teammate Eli Manning.
Barber and Manning both
played for the New York
Giants up until Barber's final
game last season.
Was there any suggestions
that these two shared
Christmas dinner with each
other?
No.
But there certainly wasn't
any e\ idence that there was
Sany ill will between the two
either.
Earlier this week Barber
spoke about Manning during
the halftime show between
the Giants and the Baltimore
Ravens preseason contest.
Barber referenced Manning
leading an offense meeting in
week 12 of last year's
season.
In his statements, Barber
said that watching Manning
lead this meeting was at
times "comical." Clearly this
isn't implying that Manning
was in front of his teammates
testing his Friday night
comedy club act. It was a
shot at Manning's leadership
abilities, or maybe more
appropriate (according to
Barber) lack thereof.
Of course this was
announced on national
television and not in some
BOUKARI on page B2


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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 B3.

EThe Mid-Florida Officials Association is recruiting
Individuals to become FHSAA Certified Officials. MFOA.serve
the following Counties Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie,
Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion & Sumter Counties. Come join us,
you may be the next NFL or NBA official but, you will never know
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ESanta Fe Youth Basketball Sign-ups
Sign up now at the Alachua Recreation Center. Ages 4-14 years
old. Contact us Alachua Recreation at 386-462-1610.

mAlachua 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.


Ganmes 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.

mSanta 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 a waiting list. Copy of birth certificate is needed for
all first time players. For more information, contact Mike Griffis at
386-454-3532 (griffis@santafebaberuth.org).


*Gaines ille warrior r 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.

mCity 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.

mInterested 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
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BOUKARI from page Bl

parking lot of the M&T Bank
Stadium where the Ravens play.
Yeah, don't count on Barber
getting the annual fruit cake
during the holidays this year.
The shocker isn't necessarily
that Barber spoke up. He's been
known to work his jaw off
during the season. He's
publicly criticized his head
coach Tom Coughlin before and
hasn't pulled any punches when
it.comes to his thoughts.
The biggest surprise is that
Manning, the usually cool and
mild headed, talked back. He
joked about Barber making a


good transition into television
and that he hopes he has
something to say on the other
teams in-the NFL this year, not
just the Giants. .
Well, it didn't stop there.
Manning then went on to say
how he could have questioned
Barber's leadership skills last
season when he criticized
Coughlin and when he appeared
to lose heart during the season.
That is not something one
expects to come out of Eli
Manning's mouth.
So, Barber then said on a
radio show that he was proud
that Manhing took up for
himself and that his comments
were not malicious. However,


Barber did defend that he has
always played the game with
heart.
Does Barber really have a
dislike for Manning? Probably
not.
He just shot from the hip
when speaking about his former
teammate. That doesn't make
him a bad person, although
choosing to say things that can
be hurtful to someone isn't the
best thing to practice -
especially on 'national
television.
Barber did strike a nerve with
Manning. That's crystal clear.
If Barber talked about his
accuracy or his demeanor,
maybe Manning would let that


slide. But, when Barber
questioned his leadership ability
he took great exception. Being
that Manning is young in the
league, he can't be a leader by
experience totally, and that's no
fault of his.
Barber may have gotten
caught up in the moment of
television and made his
comments without using
prudence in his judgment. That
happens, and much worse has
been said. Hey, at least
Manning can save a little
money, on his gift list this year.
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


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touched the lives of others. schools following the next %eek and high c e d ede- i'
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RJ McDonald. houses. A full schedule ofopen house dates is hat i be
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Alachua Recreation Center. Boyd. "Open houses are a great \\la for Clarke sas it's a great oppom nit to boost ollen .ourg people to a'oid m'ol\ing
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d i that the\ ~due educauon." families. but that not enough parents take Besides impro rng relationships between
and Under Alachua team this \il l things o advantage of it. parents and teachers, he said. open house can
'klzchui Elenenui-- \%ill kick tl- igs off a ng of it.
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basketball through the expecttions'straihtfiomn ic horse'. mouth. Sanlta Fe Hih l School principal Bill about school in general."' he said "We
Alachua Recreation Center and played on the Six "Open houses help build the relationship Helchleb ages tha parents should make it 3 encoiuage pants to buidd and stremnmhen their
an Under .lachua team this past season. RJ and tst between teachers and pareL" ie point to atend open house and odiei school connection \\ the school a much s possible
eats the nlchu tem this pst season. RJ 4. haeto, together and pnt. .,cetii ties en if their kids tr, todlscotrace it so that the \\ill kno% hat's going on in the
\eaars the number a o tr i. "At this te in a child'. educa.on th link lie> of theiil ids""
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 B3


RICK BABSTON/Alachuia County Today
Santa Fe's Ashley Rosenboom (left) and Chelsea Pearl go up
for a block against teammate Ashley Williams.


SANTA FE:
Continuedfrom page B1
goal at the end but not forget
about the journey to get you
there," reminded Faulk. "You
have to take the season one step
at time. You can't get caught up
in the end result; you have to
focus on what gets you there.
"Our girls have to work hard
at every practice and every
match so that we can be the
very best team that we can
possibly be."
Tuesday's tune up came just
two days before Santa Fe's
preseason classic which takes
place tonight in Raider Gym.
In addition to Santa Fe, teams
attending include Middleburg,
Ocala Forrest and Orange Park
Ridgeview. Both Middleburg
and Ridgeview are district
opponents for the Raiders and
tonight will provide further
insight into how Class 4A,
District-3 will shape up.
Santa Fe will play
Middleburg in the first round at
5 p.m. while Ocala Forrest and
Ridgeview will take the court at'
4 p.m. to kick off the opening
round. The winners will
advance to the championship
game at 7 p.m. while the losers
will play for third place at 6


p.m.
"We've got this preseason
classic set up with two of our
district opponents and it's one
more opportunity to see each of
them before it really counts,"
leveled Faulk. "We scheduled
Middleburg first round because
they're going to be one of the
toughest teams we seen in our
district."
While the results of the
preseason tournament may not
count, the regular season is just
days away. Santa Fe will open
regular season play on Tuesday,
Aug. 28 at Ocala Trinity
Catholic with a 6 p.m. start
time. Faulk says she believes
her team is ready for the season
but cautions that there is always
room to be better.
"I think we're at a good
starting point, however as a
coach I'm never satisfied,"
maintained Faulk. "That's why
we come into the gym and work
extremely hard every day
because we can alwVays strive to
be even better than the day
before. I'm proud of how hard
the girls are coming in and
working, but ate we where we
need to be? No."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355


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RAIDERS:
Continued from page B1
Brooks took over the head
position at Santa Fe after
longtime Raider coach Scott
Pritchett resigned earlier this
year. Brooks came to the
Raiders from Buchholz where
he served as weightlifting coach
and defensive coordinator.
Ironically, Pritchett now serves
in that same capacity with the
Bobcats offering an additional
twist to Friday's classic.
"In the game there is going to
be a lot of emotion on both
sides," admitted Brooks. "I'm
playing against my old coach
and players and our guys here
are trying to prove a point that
they're back. There's going to
be a lot of emotion and there
should be a good crowd for a
fall classic game."
According to Brooks, his
team has worked hard on the
installation of their offensive
plays and defensive sets. The
Raiders are just one week away
from the kickoff of the regular
season against rival Newberry.
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"We've got a lot in, we just
have to work on execution.
When you get into it and you've
got new personnel and different
players it changes the timing
and the tempo," said Brooks.
"Our goal is to get everything
going by district play. Our first
couple of games we are going to
make mistakes, but we want to
win games. We want
everything turning by district
play because districts determine
if you make the playoffs."
Santa Fe is in Class 3A,
District-5 with Dunnellon,
North Marion, West Port and
Williston. The Raiders' lone
win last season in a 1-9
campaign was against district-
opponent West Port. The
Raiders' preseason classic
against Buchholz will kickoff at
7 p.m. on Raider Field.
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NCWBDRRY:
Continued from page B1

for comment as of press time.
She is also Newberry's new
softball coach and a former
softball player at the University
of Arkansas and at the
University of
Florida. "We're
"W e re working c
definitely bec in
working on the be
girls becoming the bigger
a team, the that th
biggest thing is playing
that they were individual
playing as We have t
individuals last and work
year," said
Harris, who Newb
played
volleyball at
Oak Hall before graduating in
1991. "We have to get along
and work together."
The Panthers lost just two
seniors from last year's squad
and seniors Erin Czerenda,
Anna Thrasher, Jaquinta
Wiggins and junior Lavarsha
Nattiel are among the returning





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players who have come out for
the 2007 season. Monique
Williams, a senior, is also
expected to contribute to this
year's club. However,
Newberry appears to also be
without junior Megan Bailey, a
starter on last year's team.


definitely
Dn the girls
Sa team,
st thing is
ey were
as
s last year.
o get along
together."
Kelly Harris
berry assistant


According to
Harris, Bailey
has not been at
practice.
"Coach
Bisaccia keeps
telling her
seniors that
they have to
lead this
team," said
Harris. "I think
that will help,
these kids step
up to the


plate."
After opening the season at
home against the Eagles on
Monday, the Panthers travel to
Lake Butler to face Union
County on Tuesday night at 7
p.m.
"I'm excited about the season
starting. I think we have two
enthusiastic coaches excited
about the season," Harris said.
"I think they (the players) want
to believe that they can do this
(win and turn the program
around) and that's the start of
the program."
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
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calling (386) 462-3355.


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PANTHERS:
Continued from page Bl
first day of school and the initial
3:30-6 p.m. practice for the
Panthers.
"We had a fantastic practice
on Monday, it was a real good
sign of team chemistry. We got
through a tough first day of
school and practice and that was
real encouraging to see as a
coaching staff," Keeler said.
"We had a good practice on
Tuesday, but two days in that 3
p.m. heat takes a little bit out of
you."
Since the start of fall practice
earlier this month, Keeler and
the Panthers have been keeping
a countdown of the days and the
hours until they hit the field for
the start of the 2007 season.
Although Friday's 7:30 p.m.
home contest against Taylor
County does not count towards
either team's regular-season
record it does offer the first
chance to line up against
somebody different..
"Now we're trying to keep
them focused," said the coach.
"We see the light at the end of
the tunnel, the game is coming
up."
The Panthers,.coming off a 6-
5 record last season and their
first playoff appearance since
S2001, still have positions up for
grabs. Keeler said that it is
down to senior Autrell Lewis
and junior Paul Hope for one of
the defensive tackle spots. Hope
played on the junior varsity
team last fall, while Lewis
moved to Newberry from
Gainesville in the second
semester last year.
Keeler said he is also looking
at one of the defensive end
positions, where his son Ben
Keeler is penciled in. Chris
White and Darrell Simon are
competing for time at that
defensive end slot, which could
then allow Ben Keeler to just-
focus on his guard position on
the offensive line. The coach
did add that Alex Tipton, Ben
Keeler's backup on the
offensive line, has been doing a


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Newberry halfback Ryan Brown attempts a pass during the Panthers' scrimmage last Friday in
Panther Stadium.


great job.
"There are still some guys
we're looking at, but no
linemen played both ways (on
the offensive and defensive
lines) last year," Keeler said.
"By the third and fourth game
of the season those positions
should settle and work itself
out."
Taylor County comes to
Panther Stadium with eight
returning starters on offense, led
by Greg Sneed, a Class 2A
honorable mention pick at wide
receiver. Taylor County also
brings eight returning starters
on the defensive side of the ball.
The Bulldogs, who are in
District 2-2A along with Fort
White, Dixie County and
perennial power Madison
County, finished 3-7 last fall. In
2005, Taylor County was 4-7
but advanced to the regional
playoffs as district runner ups.
"We know very little about
them from film, they have
changed a lot of things up from
the spring," said Keeler.
"They're really fighting this
year to have a good season, they
feel like they need to put it all
together."


For Newberry, it returns nine
offensive starters, including
Class 2B all-state first-team
running back Antwan Ivey and
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.
One slight change to the
format of Friday's contest is
that each club's varsity team
will be playing the entire game.
In years past, the junior varsity
teams would play the fourth
quarter if not the entire second
half. Keeler said that the junior
varsity teams from both schools
are inexperienced and not ready
to take the field.
"That does concern me a little
bit, that's not something I
necessarily I want to do is put


the varsity out there for four
quarters," Keeler said. "But it
should be great for our kids that
are pushing for a starting
position or solidifying a second- -
team spot, they should get a lot -
of playing time."
After Friday's tune-up,
Newberry will open the 2007
regular-season by hosting rival
Santa Fe the following Friday.
Last season, Newberry edged
the Raiders 14-6, to snap its
four-game losing streak with
Santa Fe.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2007 B5


POLICE REPORTS


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

Wanted person
apprehended
*.Bonnie Wharmby, 54-year-
old Alachua resident, was
arrested Saturday, Aug. 18,
2007 for six outstanding
Alachua County Warrants.
The warrants were issued for
Fraud/ Insufficient Funds
with a total bond of $: 2.00u.


Driving with a Suspended
License
*Eddie Myles, 48-year-old
Tampa resident, was arrested
Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 for
driving with a suspended
license. A traffic stop was
conducted on a vehicle
driven by Myles for
speeding. A driver's license
check revealed that MN\le.'
Florida Driver's License
was suspended six t mes.


High Springs Police
Department
Today Staff Report
*On Aug. 11 at 8:30 p.m.,
High Springs police officers
conducted a routine traffic
stop at 615 NW Santa Fe
Boulevard of a gray Ford
truck driven by 41-year-old
Larry Bucholz of High
Sptngs for a traffic
violation involving a child
restraint. During the traffic
stop. a DUr investigation
was conducted on Bucholz.
As a; reuIlt Bucholz w\as
arrested for DUI and


transported to the Alachua
County Jail.
*On Aug. 19 at 1:03 a.m.,
High Springs police officers
conducted a traffic stop at
the 900 block of NW Santa
Fe Boulevard of a vehicle
driven by 44-year-old High
Springs resident Randolph
Coleman. It was reported
that Coleman failed to
maintain in a single lane and
was subsequently pulled
over. Police observed
SColeman having an
alcoholic odor, bloodshot
e es, and slurred speech.
Police transported Coleman
to the Alachua Count) Jail.

*Orlando resident Tera
Clemons reported to High


Springs Police that she was
the victim of grand theft
auto of her 2006 Mazda at
the location of 19831 NW
231st Drive in the Springs
Hill Village area.

*On Aug. 16, Gainesville
Regional Utilities (GRU)
employee James Werner
reported to High Spiings
police officers that a bullet
struck a GRU
communication tower at
18520 NW 202nd Street
between Aug. I and Aug. 16.
Damage to the cable \ as
estimated between $'7.500
and $10,0'iu There are no
known suspects at this time.


*On Aug. 9, High Springs
resident Ester Randolph
reported to High Springs
police officers that two of
her dogs were stolen from
her residence at 23'64 NW\
1"9th Place between Aug. 6
and Aug. 7.



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With the start of the school
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that all drivers take a moment
to re-familiarize themselves
with Florida State Statute
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The statute states: "Any
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any school bus which displays
a stop signal, bring such
vehicle to a full stop while the
bus is stopped, and the vehicle
shall not pass the school bus
until the signal has been
withdrawn. A person who
violates this section commits a
moving violation, punishable
as provided in chapter 318.
Any person using, operating,
or driving a vehicle that
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passes a school bus on the side barrier is not required to stop
that children enter and exit when traveling in the opposite
when the school bus displays direction of a school bus
a stop signal commits a which is stopped in
moving violation, punishable accordance with the
as provided in chapter 318, provisions of this section."
and is subject to a mandatory The penalty for violating
hearing under the provisions this statute is a hefty $166.50
of s. 318.19. The driver of a fine. Please be prepared as
vehicle upon a divided school buses appear on our
highway with an unpaved roadways over the next few
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Senai-
Jamaal
Williams
Black Male,
08/06/82
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'5"

Currently
wanted for:
Conspiracy
to Commit
Robbery,
DWLSR


Dylan
Gray
White Male,
07/10/1985
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'09"

Currently
wanted -for:
Burglary,
Larceny


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

Currently
wanted for:
Battery,
Child
Support,
DWLSR


Jimmy
Kirby
White Male,
07/08/1970
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'11"

Currently
wanted for:
Larceny


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

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

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Marcus T.
Williams
White Male,
09/23/1955
Gray Hair,
Green Eyes
5'8", 180 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud


Dennis L.
Perkins
White Male,
10/31/1978
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'7", 150 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Battery,
Resisting
LEO


Robert
Hopkins
White Male,
09/23/1962
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes
5'11"

Currently
wanted for:
Burglary,
Larceny,
Forgery,
Fraud


Tony L.
Huggins
Black Male,
09/22/1967
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
6'0", 200 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Possession
of Cocaine


Jarvis
Lemon
Black Male,
04/11/1983
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'11"

Currently
wanted for:
Cocaine.
possession


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Jerome R.
Davis
Black Male,
06/20/1963
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'7", 163 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Escape


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

Currently
wanted for:
Robbery


Allen C.
Tate
White Male,
01/13/1987
Blond Hair,
Hazel Eyes
5'10", 140
Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


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

Currently
wanted for:
Child
Support


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

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


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

Currently
wanted for:
DUI


What should I do?


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
C+ime Stoppeds 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.
IF NECESSARY, CALL 911. "


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accordance with the Florida Self
Storage Act, hereby notifies that
the following units are
scheduled for public auction, or
other disposition, will be held at
ADC Self Storage, 13701 NW
US Hwy 441, Alachua, Florida
32616

B16 Shirley Ann Gibson
B13 Donna Haile Sheppard
A10 Jason Maurice Loeb
A110 Anna Galarsa

(Pub. Aug. 23 & 30, 2007)
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/kla
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


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Bauer & Associates Attorneys at
Law, P.A.
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)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-
1 TOWING SVC/AUTO
REPAIRS gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
09/10/2007, 10:00 a.m. at
14515 NW PEGGY RD,
ALACHUA, FL 32615-5449,
pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.

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(Pub.: August 23, 2007)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NUMBER: 07-CA-3364
DIVISION: J

CAROL SUE CASTLEBERRY, a
widow, f/k/a CAROL SUE
ROSE,

Plaintiff,

vs.

DANIEL GORDON LOTT if
living or his unknown heirs,
administrators or assigns if
deceased.


Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION REAL'
PROPERTY

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF ALACHUA

TO: DANIEL GORDON LOTT,
whose last known residence
address was 525 Rush Street,
Marianna, Florida and whose
residents and whereabouts are
otherwise unknown, if alive and
if dead, then his respective
estate, by and through and
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creditors,
lienors and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against them
or any of them.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title on the


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following property in Alachua
County, Florida:

Lot Nineteen (19) of
Block Two (2) Michigan
Heights, according to
plat thereof recorded
in Platt Book "D",Page
69, of the public
records of Alachua
County, Florida

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on WAYNE CARROLL,
Plaintiff's Attorney, whose
address is P.O. Box 1898,
Keystone Heights, Florida
32656, on or before September
24, 2007 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, P.O.
Box 600, Gainesville, Florida
32602, either before service on
Plaintiff's Attorney or imme-
diately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.

If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Persons with' a
disability who need any
accommodation in order to.
participate should call Jan
Phillips, ADA Coordinator,
Alachua County Courthouse,
201 E. University Ave.,
Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)
337-6237 within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing
impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired, call
(800) 955-8770.

DATED on August 14, 2007.

J.K. Buddy Irby
Clerk of Court

By /s/ Tricia G. Corraggio
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
(Pub. August 23 & 30, 2007)


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-
1 TOWING SVC/AUTO
REPAIRS gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
09/11/2007, 10:00 a.m. at 14515
NW PEGGY RD, ALACHUA, FL
32615-5449, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. A-1 TOWING
SVC/AUTO REPAIRS reserves
the right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.

4S2CK58V8V 4335726 1997
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(Pub.: August 23, 2007)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-
1 TOWING SVC/AUTO
REPAIRS gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
09/16/2007, 10:00 a.m. at
14515 NW- PEGGY RD,
ALACHUA, FL 32615-5449,
pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.

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(Pub.: August 23, 2007)


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LAFOLLETTE, TENNESSEE,
New Gated Development,
Fantastic Views, Deep Water,
Utilities, Boat Launch, Near Golf
Course, One 'Hour North of
K n o x v i I I e ,
www.hiddenspringsonnorrislake
.com, (800)362-4225.
Move to the Smoky Mountains
3/4-3 acre tracts starting at
$79,900. 15 min from Pigeon
Forge Gatlinburg. Low taxes
Low crime. Majestic Mountain
Views (888)215-5611 x101
www.mountainhightn.com.
OWN WESTERN NC
MOUNTAIN LAND Spectacular
property with panoramic views,
minutes to Asheville! 40+ acres
of conservation area, miles of


nature trails. 10 minutes to
hospital, shopping & dining.
Acreage from $129,990. Owner:
(866)800-4561.


ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDA-
TION! Near Tucson, Football
Field Sized Lots. $0 Down/$0
Interest, $159/Month ($18,995
total). FREE INFORMATION.
Money Back Guarantee!
(800)682-6103 Op#10.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
MTS FREE Color Brochure &
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PROPERTIES with Spectacular
views, Homes, Cabins, Creeks,
& Investment acreage.
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Call for free brochure (800)841-
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Air, Views & Streams, Homes,
Cabins & Acreage. FREE
BROCHURE (800)642-5333.
Realty Of Murphy 317 Peach-
tree St. Murphy; N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com..
Chattanooga Mountains Spec-
tacular River views 800+/- Acres
Trade for income producing
Real Estate or $3,500/ acre
HiggenbothamAuct. Intl. Ltd Inc.
FL Lic #AU305/AB158
(800)257-4161 higgen
botham.com.
Coastal Georgia Land
Liquidation! 20 to 40+ acres
from $99,900 to $169,900.
Beautiful timber, potential to
subdivide. Pay no closing costs
for limited time. Excellent
financing. Call Now! (800)898-
4409, x 1333.
AFFORDABLE LAKE
PROPERTIES On pristine
34,000 acre Norris Lake Over


800 miles of wooded shoreline
Four Seasons- Call (888)291-
5253 Or visit Lakeside Realty
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.


SOUTHERN COLORADO 5
Acre Homesites $59,900
GRAND OPENING SALE
SEPTEMBER 15TH &16TH.
Gated community, underground
utilities 1,100 acres of open
space, spectacular mountain
views. Great primary/ secondary
home. Recreation galore! Call
Today for appointment!
(866)696-5263 X 2563.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
dream rustic 2- story log cabin
on 13 acres with barn, pastures,
woods, creek, adjoins Jefferson
National Forest with miles and
miles of trails, have to sell
$389,500 owner (866)789-8535.
Unbelievable LAND SALE!
Saturday, September 15th. 20
acres only $29,900. SAVE
$10,000. Plus, NO closing costs.
Subdivision potential! Big
mountain acreage, spectacular
views. 1 mile to Nicklaus
designed golf course. Near
Tennessee River & recreation
lake. Excellent financing. Call
now (866)999-2290, x1426.
Near the Blue Ridge Parkway
in VA, 5 ac tracts w/views and
creek frontage. $49,000 Larger
tracts available. Chances Creek
Realty, www.chancescreek
realty.com.






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LANDSCAPINGiPROPERTY MAINTENANCE



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3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$19,900! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy,
5/BR $302/Mo! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
Affordable 4BR/2BA $16,900!
Only $199/Mo! HUD Homes.5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr! For
local listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5853.
Never Rent Again! Buy,
5BR/2BA $38,000! Only
$302/Mo! 3/BR $11,000! 5%
down 20 years 8%. HUD Homes
Available! For listings (800)366-
9783 Ext 5796.






Factory Direct Trailers: 125 in
stock; Enclosed 6x12=$1895,
7x16=$3195, 8x20=$4495,
8x28=$5395; 10-Ton Goose-
neck Equipment 8x25=$5895,
8x30=$6495, 8x40=$8995;
Dumps 6x10=$3295,


7x14=$4995, All types trailers
available, Full Service, EZ
Financing. Call (866)687-4322.



WANTED: 10 HOMES To Show
Off Our New Lifetime Exterior
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home qualifies. (800)961-8547.
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METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
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colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery Available.. (352)498-
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code 24.
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LARGEST LOT IN NORTH
FLORIDA! Financing Available!
Aluminum,' Steel, Gazibos.
Decks Available. Corner of NE
31st Avenue/Waldo Road. 6-
Acres of Buildings. Call


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


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if qualified Job placement
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Call (866)858-2121,
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Car for Sale. No Problems. 2001
Chevy Malibu. 99,400 Miles.
Power Everything. Cold AC.


Color: Gold. V6. Cruise.
CDPlayer. $5, 500. OBO Call
Adam 352-494-3766. Theft
Device Blue Book Value $6;800
Police Impounds for Salel 95
Honda Civic $699! 92 Nissan
Maxima $600! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271


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Commuter friendly. $325,000 MLS#281264

Serving the community since 1979


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.
$159,900 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 ih
family room. $255,000 MLS#
282027
HOMES WITH 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 bam,
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#281.705


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


SHopewe Estates Now Accepg Reservadons!
3-5 Acre Estate Lots Starting at $155,000 nPaved Roads
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HARD TO BEAT! Cute 3BR, 2BA Crack%-
style home with Pergo & some hardwood
floors. Large Kit. with all appliances included.
Newer refrig, washer & dryer. Great wrap-
around porch & deck on 1.89 acres of mature
oaks. Call Martha Comelius, 386-984-5920.
$150,000. #273971
ONE ACRE CORNER LOT with concrete
block home. Nice in-ground pool, 1024 Sq. Ft.
)workshop, detached garage, new kitchen &
appliances, fireplace, screened-in back patio &
fenced-in yard. A must see! Call Deena
Erickson-Klacko, 494-2404. $195,000.
#272810
ENCHANTING HOME WITH A
GARDEN! This 4BR, 2.5BA 1900 vintage
pool home located on 2 lots in Trenton (IRes
& 1 Com) was completely renovated.
Gracefully landscaped with fruit trees, roses &
flower beds. Irrig. Sys. & green house
included. $235,000. Call Isabel Smith, 352-
318-7829 or Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159.
#283479
ENJOY THE COUNTRY with easy access
to the city! This 3BR, 2BAhome on 4.98 acres
is a steal! Home has pasture for animals and 2
acres of pines. Call Isabel Smith, 352-318-
7829 or Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159.
$239,900. #279174
WANT SOME PEACE & QUIET? Then
these 13.14 acres are for you. 2002 mobile


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home with 1984 Sq. Ft. is absolutely beautiful.
Nice pastures, Lg kitchen w/island, owner also
has 6.86 acres with 1008 Sq. Ft mobile home
for sale in front. A must see! Call Deena
Erickson-Klacko, 352494-2404. $249,900.
#279742
AWESOME MINI HORSE FARM! 5
Acres w/adorable 2BR, IBA country cottage
& exquisite 8-stall Florida bam. 3 Paddocks,
no-climb fence, 2 stand-in sheds, Tiff 9 grass &
more! Call Debbie Zeller, 538-2857.
$284,900. #277763
SPECTACULAR LOCATION directly on
the Gulf of Mexico, this 1200 Sq. Ft. 2BR,
2BA comes fully finished with a full house
water treatment system & outdoor grill.
$299,000 is a great deal! Call Isabel Smith,
352-318-7829 or Todd Rainsberger, 352-339-
5533.#277947
GREAT3BR, 2BA CUSTOM HOME with
oak cabinets, new paint, tile & carpet on 7.9
cross-fenced acres with pastures & 400+fruit
& nut trees. Great income producing property.
Call Martha Cornelius, 386-984-5920.
$329,000. #278056
PERFECT RETREAT in 6.48 acres High
Springs Riverfront! Built inl986, 2BR, 2BA,
family room, 1-car garage, detached'carport &
golf cart storage: Hot tub, screened backporch,
private trails to enjoy fishing & wildlife. Call
Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith,
352-318-7829. $369,000. #271736
LOTS OF SPACE! Seller pays $5,000 of


closing costs & 1st full year of property taxes.
2988 Sq. Ft, 5BR, 3BA home on 5 wooded
acres. Wood buying stove,jettd tub in master,
huge butler's pantry, above-ground pool.
$479,900. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159
or Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829. #277431
LOTS OF SPACE ON 5.14 ACRES. 3323
Sq. Ft, 4BR, 3BA block home is built as a
fortress of safety & energy smart. Vaulted
ceilings, extra Lg bedrooms, family/game
room, in-law suite & in-ground pool.
$499,900. Seller offering $5,000 towards
Closing Costs w/full price offer. Call Isabel
Smith, 318-7829 or Tony Boothby, 352-262-
1159. #278156


LOVE A GRACIOUS SETTING? Once in
a moon light you find a 2.35 acre lot with a
peaceful atmosphere on paved road ready for
your future home! Call Isabel Smith, 318-
7829. $39,900. #269665
VERY SECLUDED 5 ACRE PARCEL
with many mature hardwood trees. A flag lot
just off Rum Island Terrace. Very Close to
Rum Island Springs. Just outside of Alachua
County, into Columbia County. Call Martha
Bames, 352-339-4069. $74;500. #281879.
MISTLETOE IS TRENTON'S NEWEST
OPEN BUILDER, deed restricted
community. Twenty-seven 1.5 to 2.5 acre lots


w/ underground power. Only a short drive to
Chiefland or Gainesville. Starting at $50,000 to
$79,000. Call Perry McDonald today, 352-
278-0310.#277792
PEACEFUL SETTING FOR YOUR
HOME! These combined parcels make a 5.35
acre partially wooded lot for your permanent
or getaway home. The lots are completely
fenced & on a paved road on a friendly
subdivision near Morriston. Call Isabel Smith,
318-7829 or Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159.
$100,000. #277709
RIVER'S BEND, 36-lot clustered
community on the Steinhatchee River. A short
trip down river to some ofthe best Gulf fishing
and scalloping in Florida. 1-Hour & 20 Mins.
from Gainesyille & Tallahassee. Pool/house,
community boat ramp, paved roads & much
more. Call Francine Milam, 352-214-1722 or
Deena Erickson-Klacko, 352494-2404.
$120,000 to $313,000. #280639


LOOKING FOR A GREAT LOCATION
FORAC-2 LOT in the town of High Springs,
well we have one. This is a nice lot just one
block off of Main St. in High Springs. There is
a 798 Sq. Ft. home built in 1945 on the
property which is still being occupied. Bring
all offers! Call Deena Erickson-Klacko, 352-
494-2404 or Mike LeRoy, 352494-1736.
185.000. #281303


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6.5 TO 17.66 ACRES
In Alachua, just off 1-10 & 441.
Beautiful home site. Zoned AG. May
be divided. lO,,rtinri at $115,000.

800-833-0499


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just off 441 in Alachua. Parcels from
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