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Group Title: Alachua County Today.
Title: Alachua County Today. December 6, 2007.
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84-year-old elected to Archer commission


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packets


ARCHER When 84-year- Ltty iCo
and the
old Blanch Parker threw her hat
wasn't
in the race for the Archer City Parker
Parker sa
Commission special election,
she had no idea that she would
was no r
be the only one to qualify.



No children


harmed in


school bus


accident
By RHANA GITTENS
Today Reporter
A Chevrolet pickup truck collided with
an Alachua County school bus on Tuesday,
Dec 4 in Gainesville.
Marshall Sims, 28, was charged with
failure to yield right of way at an
intersection after he collided with a school
bus carrying 12 children on Tuesday
afternoon, according to a Florida Highway
Patrol news release.
ACCIDENT on page A6



Alachua looks


for a new


Chief of Police

By RHANA GITTENS
Today Reporter
The City of Alachua has already begun
its search for a new Chief of Police.
Current Chief Robert Jernigan is
scheduled to retire in August 2008.
Jernigan, who has
Sibeen working for the
Alachua County Police
S Department for 27
years, will not leave his
i -., '; ^ post until his position
has been filled by a
qualified candidate.
City officials say
Jernithey are looking for
someone with a
thorough knowledge of
police administration, communication and
management skills, and understands the
dynamics of working in a rural and
JERNIGAN onpage A6


re were two
issued [for
mmissioner]'
o: their one
picked up,"
aid.
then there
eason to have Parker


an election because I
was an unopposed
candidate."
The special election
was necessary due to
former Archer Mayor
Paul Alcentar's
vacation of his seat for


another job before his term was
over, Archer City Manager
Doug Drymon said.
Drymon said that by
requirements of the city's
charter, if a seat is left open and
there are more than six months
PARKER on page A4


Ringing in the



Christmas spirit

Seasonal events highlight December


& ," Panthers make
i state championship
game, Sports

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Special Newberry Edition Inside


ss of the Year Alachua Chamber of Commerce


Alachua ballers getting a boost







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39000
Thirty-Nine ThoU1ad & ''O
,,,,Gym Floor_
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BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
L-R: Alachua Mayor Gib Coerper and Recreation Director Hal
Brady accept the donation from Alachua Chamber of
Commerce President Don James.


Chamber donates



$39K for gym floor


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA It is just the
latest donation the Alachua
Chamber of Commerce has
made to the town's youth
programs, but it makes all the
difference according to
Alachua Recreation Director
Hal Brady.
"Thank God for the
Chamber," Brady said about
the business organization's
recent $39,000 donation which


funded the vast majority of a
new gymnasium floor at the
Alachua Recreation Center.
The total cost of recovering the
floor is expected to be around
$42,000. Alachua's youth
basketball league funded the
remaining $3,000 to complete
the project.
The faux wood floor is
actually a durable cushioned
vinyl covering which is
CHAMBER on page A5


Water, sewer rates


headed up

High Springs also eyes water tax


BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Alachua's tree lighting ceremony brought excitement and anticipation of the holiday
season to area residents.


By BRYAN BOUKARI and
DAN REID
Today Reporters
For worldwide retailers, the
Christmas season began months ago. In
the heartland communities however, the
Christmas spirit came last weekend with


Alachua, High Springs and Newberry
playing host to festivities.
Businesses in downtown Newberry
brightened the spirits of many Thursday
night with the town's first-ever Christmas
Light Competition. Lighting their way to
CHRISTMAS on page A8


By RHANA GITTENS
Today Reporter
The High Springs City
Commission will vote on an
additional water tax as well as
water rates, at a public hearing
on Thursday, Dec. 13.
The first meeting for the
proposed tax was held Nov. 20.
After hearing public opinion
and voting on Thursday, a tax
that would require residents to
pay 70 cents to $1.40 in extra
fees on their monthly water
statements could go into effect
as early as January, City
Manager Jim Drumm said.
The water tax would help
fund police, fire and recreation
and make up $36,000 of
budget funds.


In addition to the water tax,
the commission will also vote
on increasing water rates,
which have not been touched
in the last four years.
The first meeting for
approval of an increase in
sewer rates will also occur that
night. By contract, the cities
sewer rates.must be increased
each year.
However, increases in
water and sewer rates do not
bring any funding to local
projects. These rates only pay
for individual water and waste
services, as compared to a
water tax which provides
funding for city projects.
TAXES onpageA7


Pharmacy helps residents



cope with diabetes


Man arrested on 1-75 for



narcotics possession


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS With
18.2 million people across the
country suffering from
diabetes, drugstores specifi-
cally catering to the needs of
diabetics have become
increasing popular. Since
October, Cain Drugs in High
Springs has operated a
diabetic shop to help people
deal with the disease, while
educating them about
preventive measures.
Marcia Kirkland, who is a
coordinator of the diabetes
shop inside Cain Drugs, was
surprised by the number of


people who suffer the disease
around the area. "It's hard to
believe that there are so many
are here."
Kirkland said genetics,
eating habits, obesity and a
lack of exercise are
contributing factors to
diabetes. Diabetes is a
personal issue for Kirkland as
she also sufferers from
diabetes and her father died
from the disease.
The drugstore offers a
wide variety of diabetic
related items such as shoes,
inserts, compression hose,
and a scanner that checks
CAIN DRUGS on page A6


DAN REID/Alachua County Today
L-R: Diabetes shop coordinator
Marcia Kirkland and Cain
pharmacist Aubrey Wilkerson
work together to help diabetics
manage the disorder. Wilkerson
and Kirkland are shown standing
next to a foot scanner in the
drugstore's diabetes shop.


Today Staff Report
ALACHUA A man who
was pulled over Saturday for
speeding 97 mph on
northbound 1-75 ended up
getting more than just, a
speeding ticket.
Alexander Gordon, 24, of
Ft. Lauderdale was arrested
after an Alachua Police
Department (APD) officer and
a K-9 unit, Kaiser, conducted a
routine search on Gordon's
vehicle where they located a
vacuum-sealed bag of 393
grams of marijuana, a loaded
semi-automatic firearm and
$600 in cash.


Gordon told police that he
was on his way to Tallahassee,
Florida.
APD Detective Darry
Lloyd, who was not present at
the arrest, said that Gordon's
demeanor was reported as
normal and that he consented to
have his vehicle searched.
The amount of marijuana
found in Gordon's car, about
one pound, would typically sell
on the street for approximately
$1,500, Lloyd said.
Gordon was arrested on
accounts of possession of
marijuana with intent to sell
and possession of a firearm


Alachua Police Department
officers confiscated drugs,
money and weapons.
while in commission of a
felony. Gordon was also cited
for traveling at an unlawful
speed.


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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007


Community


Corner


Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


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


Jesse says, "The journey
of a thousand miles
begins with a brokenfan
belt and leaky tire."

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IThe Alachua Branch Library is
open in a temporary location at
15100 NW 141 Street (Main
Street), Alachua, FL 32615, during
construction of the expanded facility.
Wireless and internet access are
available at this location. Also,
library personnel are going out into
the community to the preschools,
community center, schools, etc. to
give programs on books and
information services.


*Alachua Christmas Parade The
Alachua Chamber of Commerce, in
partnership with the City ofAlachua,
is hosting its annual Christmas
Parade on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2
p.m. Starting at North Main and US
441, the parade will wind through
historic downtown Alachua. Grand
Marshals, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Welch
will lead the procession, followed by
the Alachua Police Honor Guard
lead by Police Chief Robert


PUBLIC NOTICE
A Neighborhood Workshop will be held to discuss a Site Plan on+ 7 acres
located along US 441, just west of the Turkey Creek Subdivision. The
Zoning district is General Industrial (IG). The site plan will allow for office
and outdoor storage facilities with associated parking, utilities, and
stormwater management. The purpose of the workshop is to educate
owners of nearby lands about the proposed development and receive
comments and address concerns, where possible.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 6:00 pm at the
Barracuda Boat & RV Storage facilities. The business is located at 6401
NW 120th Lane, Alachua, FL 32653.
CONTACT: Robert Walpole, P.E.
PHONE: (352) 331-1976
(Pub.: December 06,2007)


Jemigan. Our own Hal Brady will
serve as Master of Ceremony.
With the theme, "A Hometown
Christmas," many churches, civic
and youth groups, businesses and the
Santa Fe High School marching
band will provide a joyous filled
afternoon with floats and
entertainment. This year we will be
presenting cash and plaques for
winning floats and groups that
celebrate this year's theme. There is
no fee to enter. Come share the
holiday spirit in historic Alachua.
Contact Bud Calderwood for
additional information, 386- 462-
3229. Applications are available
online at www.Alachua.com.
*The. Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The weekly
meetings are held at the clubhouse
located at 15115 NW 142 Terrace
(Lions Club Terrace). If you are
interested in becoming a member of
the Alachua Lions Club, please join
us for a meeting or call 386-462-
7178. Lions are men and women


For more information, call 386-418-3885.


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY

OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance on December 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing
will be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 08 03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE SMALL SCALE
AMENDMENT OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP:
2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP
CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE TO
COMMERCIAL ON APPROXIMATELY 8.0 ACRES,
LOCATED AT 11740 US HWY 441, ALACHUA,
FLORIDA. (A PORTION OF TAX PARCEL NUMBER
05885-010-006); 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, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or at the Office of the City Clerk, 15100 NW 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 ofAlachua, Planning and Community Development,
P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at
these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is
made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order
to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 462-
6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Pub.: December 06, 2001),


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who volunteer their time to
humanitarian causes in their local
and world community.
ICleather Hathcock Community
Center Activities
Homework assistants 3:30-5 p.m.
every Tuesday and Thursday
Gainesville Harvest Food Clothes
giveaway 9-10:30 a.m. every
Tuesday
Bingo and Lunch for Seniors 9:30
a.m.-l:30 p.m. every Thursday
Senior Sewing get together 9 a.m.-2
p.m.. every Monday
Senior exercise class 10-11 a.m.
every Wednesday
*Alachua Recreation Center Gym
Cha Cha Dancers for Seniors 11 a.m.
12 noon every Friday
For additional information, please
call 386-418-1373.
*The High Springs Farmers
Market is looking for church and
community groups interested in
performing holiday music or leading
carolling for the "Spirit of High
Springs" on Saturday, Dec. 15
from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. in James Paul
Park, downtown High Springs.
Spirit of High Springs will
celebrate local products, local artists,
local music, and our community
spirit. The event will feature local
artists, "Faith Willin," a folk/gospel
performing trio. Contact Ann Marie
Smith at 386-454- 5640 to schedule
a performance time for your group.
EThe High Springs Rotary Club is-
holding a canned food drive to
benefit Catholic, Charities in High
Springs. Please drop off your canned
food item in the collection box
located at Trombone Charley's
Restaurant in High Springs. This
box will be emptied on Friday, Dec.
14 and a delivery made to Catholic
Charities. A final drop will be held
on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Thanks to
everyone for contributing to the
needy during the Holiday Season.
For additional information, call Amy.
McRoberts at 386-454-0785.
*Jingle Bell Run to benefit
Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse
Network. The 5K run, sponsored in
part by the Florida Track club, will
begin at 8 am on Dec. 8 at Flavet
Field (Bandshell) on the UF campus.
Registration fees for the event are as
follows: $15 Pre-Race with an event
T-Shirt; $10 Pre-Race without an
event T-Shirt; $20 Race Day this


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY

OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on December 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The
hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title isas follows:

ORDINANCE 08 04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE AMENDMENT OF
THE OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS; AMENDING THE
OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO COMMERCIAL. INTENSIVE
(CI) ON APPROXIMATELY 8.0 ACRES, LOCATED
AT 11740 NW US HIGHWAY 441, ALACHUA,
FLORIDA (A PORTION OF TAX PARCEL NUMBER
05885-010-006); PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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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, the Staff Report, and related materials are
available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department or at the Office of the City Clerk, 15100
NW 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, Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box 9,
Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at these
public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is
made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in
order to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at
(386) 462-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
}, (Pub.: December 06, 2007) 4


will include a T-Shirt if still
available. Children 17 and under run
free (no T-shirt unless purchased
separately for $5). Registration can
be completed online at
www.floridatrackclub.org or
www.active.com. Online registration
will close Wednesday, Dec. 5. On the
day of the race, runners may pay by
check, or cash. For additional
information, contact Mike Ortiz
mvo4@ufl.edu or Florida Track
Club at 352-378-8725.
IThe Mercy Mountain Boys
present an Acoustic Christmas
Concert to benefit The Alachua
Woman's Club Scholarship Fund.
The concert will be on Tuesday, Dec.
18 at 7 p.m. Adults are $10 and
children are $5. The Alachua
Woman's Club is located at 14565
Main Street, Alachua.
EMOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers
and younger) welcomes you! Join
us every first Thursday from 9 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m. at High Springs 1st
Baptist Church. Meetings are for
moms between the stages of
pregnancy and with young children
of kindergarten age. Cost is $7 per
meeting (to cover general operating
cost). Childcare provided.
EBread of the Mighty Food Bank
,encourages businesses and
organizations to sponsor food
drives for the holidays. The
holidays are coming and for many in
our community the cupboard will be
bare. But you can help through the
Bread of the Mighty by donating
food and/or finances to help keep our
shelves stocked and the food flowing
to those in need during the holiday
season.
Conducting a food drive in your
workplace, scout troop, sport team
event, school, or other organization,
is an effective and enriching way to
make a difference in the lives of the
poor and needy. Non-perishable
canned and boxed foods are always
needed. For information contact
Kristina Stubbs or Debbie Talbot at
352-336-0839. Visit
www.breadofthemighty.org
*Susan Swiers, from the Alachua
.County Property Appraisers
Office, will be in High Springs on
Monday, Dec.10 at the Civic Center
at 1:30 to present information about
the homestead exemption tax reform
bill that will be on the ballot in
January. All interested voters are
encouraged to attend.
ITreat HerLike ALady Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority; Inc. will present a
workshop entitled, "Treat Her Like A
Lady" on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. at
Springhill Baptist Church. Young
men and women, ages 13-19 are
invited and will receive information
on the following topics: Self-
Esteem, Domestic Violence and
Table Etiquette.
Presenters are: Det. Darry
Lloyd, Lelia Pratt, Judge Walter
Green, Dr. Theresa Harriston,
Nathaniel Willis and Verna Johnson.
Douglas Moore, Jr. a poet of Fresh
Thoughts & The Rebirth of a Lost
Poet, from New Jersey, will read
poetry and autograph his books.
A Mini Step Show is also being
planned for the enjoyment of the
participants.
The event is free, but registration
is recommended. Lunch will be
served. Contact Alena K. Lawson,
352-213-1992 for additional
information or to receive a
registration form.
UU.S. Victory Museum will be
open on Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Day).
The museum is located within the
historic 1890 Archer City Hall
at17079 SW 138 Lane, Archer, and
houses memorabilia from WWI,
WWII and the Korean War along
with other historic artifacts. It is
dedicated to the sailors, soldiers and
airmen who served and defended our
great country. The museum hours
are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A must see for
all. For additional information, call
Armand S. Caudron at 352-495-
9339.







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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007 AJ


An Apostle of Christ by the will of God


Special to Alachua County Today
If you look at the first couple of verses
in Saint Paul's Epistle to the Colossians
you might think that it doesn't seem
necessary to include the writer's name,
those who are in his company, or the
people to whom the letter is addressed.
Col. 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus
by the will of God, and Timothy our
brother, Col. 1:2 To the saints and faithful


brethren in Christ at Colossae:
Grace to you and peace from
God our Father. However, it is :
very necessary to Christians'
understanding.
When you look at the
complete passage, you see that
in bringing the Word to the
church, St. Paul begins by
establishing the proper authority
structure in the church. So,
what has given him the right to The Ven
address this church in this Leasure
fashion? Here is a man who All Saint
wrote most of the New Church,
Testament with all of his letters A parish
to the different churches. But he Christial
was never a resident member of Church
any of the churches for any
length of time. Also note that his
instructions and admonitions were sent to
churches that were spread throughout the
Mediterranean and in just about every case
those letters were heeded.
The reason is evident in the salutation;
Paul is an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the
will of God. The church must carefully
follow the words of St. Paul because he is
the ambassador of Christ-the earthly
representative of the Son of God. To
ignore the words of St. Paul would be the


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same as ignoring the will of God and this
is exactly what the first two verses tell us.
The church in Colossae wasn't a
congregational church and neither were
any of the other early Christian churches.
They understood that the church was
established on the foundation of Apostolic
ministry, by God Himself. St. Paul also
states that he is an Apostle of Christ by the
will of God; it is not the will of man which
i counts for anything-it the
will of God. The apostolic
office that St. Paul held was
S not an invention of the early
S church, or a job created by
necessity; it was the
expressed will of God that
the churches should be in
Fellowship and under the
ecclesiastical direction of a
Bishop.
In St. Paul's letter to the
lohn E. church at Colossae, a man
named Epaphras is
Anglican
a vlle. mentioned. Epaphras was
f the the local minister at that
f the
Episcopal church and was what we
would call its Rector. St.
Paul does something that


could be easily overlooked but is vitally
important to the church-he states that the
Colossians have "heard and known the
grace of God in truth" through the
ministry of Epaphras "our dear fellow
servant, who is for you a faithful minister
of Christ." This is very important to the
future of the Colossian church. They must
understand that their minister, first is
accepted and recognized by the Apostolic
authority of the church, and second, that,
he, Epaphras is a man called by God and
standing in the office of this church with


the authority of Christ. This is precisely
why St. Paul brings out both points so
clearly "Our dear fellow servant" and
'faithful minister of Christ. "
This is, as noted, the first concern of St.
Paul in establishing his own right to
instruct and correct the church he is
writing to-in establishing his Apostolic
Succession by the will of God. There is no
such thing as a New Testament minister
who is not in fellowship with the Apostolic
ministry and fellowship. There is also no
such thing as a New Testament Church
that does not have immediate fellowship
and accountability to an Apostle or his
successor, his recognized "fellow-
servant." It is the will of God that the
church be built upon such a foundation and
remain upon the same until Christ returns.
In heaven, what will Christians discover?
St. John describes in his Revelation an
amazing picture:
Rev. 21:14 And the wall of the city had
twelve foundations, and on them the
twelve names of the twelve apostles of the
Lamb.
What we have here on Earth is but a
shadow of that which is eternal in
heaven-our worship and our Apostolic
ministry. We must always keep in mind
that what we are doing, and what- we
intend to do in the future of our church
must be in keeping with our Faith, keeping
with the historic pattern of Apostolic
ministry, and with assurance that it,is not
of the will of man that our church stands
here today, but is of the very will of God.
We must believe it, that we may receive
His blessings in the time ahead.
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Jiiius at these local events


*"Once Upon a Night," A
Christmas Cantata by Pepper
Choplin, will be performed by
"Victory Voices," the choir of the
First United Methodist Church
of High Springs on Sunday, Dec.
16 at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be
served after the performance and
all are welcome to attend. The
church is located at 17504 NW US
Hwy 441, High Springs. For
additional information, call the
church office at 386-454-1255.
*North Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church is having their Fourth
Annual Bethlehem Inn Dinner
Theatre on Dec. 14 and 15th at 7
p.m. The show story is by Johana
Garrison, music and lyrics by Scott
Keys, and it is directed by Marlene
Gardner. The set and costumes
make the Christmas Story, come
alive in a wonderful new way.
Tickets are $2. Seats are limited
for this Dinner Theatre, so call the
church office at 386-462-3317.
The church is located at 25330 NW
County Road 239, Alachua (1/4
mile north of CR 236 & 239
intersection).
*North Central Baptist Church
invites you to join them for a
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a friend and share the night with us.
The Annual Dinner Theater
is Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Cost $10/ticket, which includes
both dinner and the musical.
The Dessert Fellowship is
free and follows the musical which
will be held for the second time on
Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at 8001
NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville. Call
352-373-3341 for information.
mCooperative Uniting of
Messengers from God come
worship with us and be fed by
God. Calling all prophets and
prophetess. The time of
worship will be at 3 p.m. on
Sunday, Dec. 20 at the New
Jerusalem Church of God,
located at 157 and Hipp Way in
Alachua. Special speakers
include Pastor Theresa
Carpenter, Prophetess Denise
Graham, Prophet Jermaine
Holland, Prophetess LaShawn
Belford, and Apostle Lorenzo
Crawford.


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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


Alachua church of Christ
0, 14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & Larry Pahman
(386) 462-3326

AdychristcentraIcom
S 386-462-2264

BCIHRN 1STRIrES

"Building Life Together"
Temporary Location
L.ocat ae t 14200 NW 1.48th. Place
Downtown Alachua (in the old Post Office)


Service Times:
Sunday


9:00-10:15am


10:30- 11:00am
Life Groups
meet at various times during the week.
A--9 ', Wednesday
Stuaent Ministry 7:13pm

W First Presbyterian
Oo Church
of Alachua
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
VL. 14623 NW 140 Street
(386) 462-1549
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
www.firstpresalachua.org

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

Legacy baptist Church
SiIId.J ..i;.. lj The AlachuaWomen's
Club, 255 S. Main St.. Alachua
Children's Sunday School 9:30 am
Church Service- 10:30 am
Family Bible Study -6:30 pm
Pastor John Jcmigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistchurch.org

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

St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church ,
Anglican Tradition
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
^ (386) ,54-9812


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

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

First United Methodist
Church ofAlachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
JeffVan 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

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


North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386) 462-3317 edwin3441@cox.net
Rev. EdwinA. Gardner, Pastor
Sun. Breakfast 9:30 am.; Sun. School 9:45 am.;
Worship 10:45 am.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
p.m.; Spanish worship 3:30 p.m.; Spanish Supper
4:30 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m.; Evening Service
6 p.m.; Weds. Bible Study 7 p.m.
Your searchfor friendly church has ended.


Calvary Baptist Church "We know that in all things
Independent we are more than
Hwy 441 1-1/2 miles South ofAlachua -. Conquerors. We are
Sunday 10 am., 11 am. & 6 p.m. Champions." Romans 8:37
Wednesday 7 p.m. Visit us at Sidney Lanier School, located at 312 NW 16Ave. (Near Burger King, Comer of Main & 16thAve.)
Verse by Verse Preaching Congregational Prayer: 10 am. Praise & Worship: 10:30 a.m. Morning Service: 11 am.
Traditional Christian Music Children's Church: 11 a.m. Bible Study: Wed Evening 7 p.m.
Pastor Marty Basinger (386) 462-2966 Bible Study location announced Sunday For information call: (352) 318-2208

CHRISTIAN FAMILY WORSHIP CShristlian vlfe Fellowship CHRIST'$ ANGLICAN CHURCH
CENTER AD BIBE COU E Assembly of God ... seeking the Lord as He
N A BIE C L Contemporary Worship/Ministry Al Ages wills to be found ...
Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor & Founder Sunday: SS 9:30 amJWorship 10:30 am. 323 S.W. County Road 778
220 NEFirstAvenue,P.O.Box2187 Wed. 7 p.m./Children/YouthAdults High Springs, Florida 32643
High Springs, FL 32655 19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of (386) 454-1845
High Springs, FL 32655 Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
Church: (386) 454-2367 Home: (386) 454-8251 (352) 472-5433 w anghan-feRowship.
Cell: (386) 344-0058 www.clfbest.org SUNDAY WORSHIP 10

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
SFellow ship IMPAn INs One Block east of Main Street in Aachua
Church (386) 462-1337
Contemporary Praise & Worship Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: 6 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministries, Youth Activities
16916 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs and Choir Rehearsal 6:15-7:15 .m. Mid-Week Bible Study
386-454-1700 www.FellowshipOnline.org

First United Methodist Church Foundation Chapel Church Grace Community Church (PCA)
Hwy 441 S., High Springs of God by Faith ANew Curch in WesteAlachua County
Sunday School: 10 a.m., Sunday: Sunday School 10 pm.; Mid-Day Pastor Ty Keys
Contemporary Worship: .8:45 a.m. .rhh 6 New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenuel
Traditiorary Worship: 1145 a.m., Worship 11:30 m.; Childrens Church 6 p.m. in Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
Youth Fellowship: 5p.m. Evening Worship 6p.m.; Tuesday: YSB 7pm. (352) 472-9500
Wed. Youth Fellowship 6:45 p.m. Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner 6 Worship: Sunday 9 am. Nurseryprovided.
Church offers transportation to & fom services. p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Youth/Childrens Director: Holly Erskine 13220 NW 150thAvenue, Alachua Reaching Out with the Love ofChrist by Ljfing Up
Gary Eldred, Pastor (386) 454-1255 Pastor Willie J.McKnight, Sr. 462-2549 the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines ofGrace

/ I Service Times
List your Place of ( ) (Sunday 10:30 a.m. &. 6:30 p.m.
Worship / Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
AFAors pL c c Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
here Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angeld Anderson
Call (386) 462-3355 acting Lies 386-454-1563
for more information, ,i the Truthof 386-454-1563
for more information. With tdhe word. www.impactfamilychurch.com
GodS 16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua


Miracle Restoration &
Deliverance Center
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11901 SE Douglas Street. High Springs
Pasor Emmal. Thomas 3864544145 ; '


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Family Church
Reaching people iwhor they i,'"
? ". 2020 NE 15 Street
l .':~ '" G (;ainesville
.tl.' (352) 3368686
Ladv Michele Dix (352) 336-8686


St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands. I i
-Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1/4 mile north
of NW CR 236 in Alachua LII-
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT 3864628454 wPSgmS
SPastor: Mike Lee w pvwpassageninistries.org


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
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18105 NW 262Avenue


L ofLife
Assembly of God
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua
ww. riveroflifeassembly. org


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


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


Services


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


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


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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007


Donald E. Fullerton

Donald E. Fullerton passed
away peacefully at home
Saturday, December 1, 2007.
He was born April 14, 1917 in
Tidioute, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Fullerton was a great
accordion player entertaining
many with his love of music.
He had a wonderful talent for
woodworking and made
numerous miniature models.
Survivors include his wife
of 69 years, Evelyn; daughters,
Judith Vooheis Neal of
Williston, and Jean Fullerton of
Gainesville; granddaughters,
Dana Voorheis Moser (David)
of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and
Amy J. Stirna of Tampa; and
four great grandchildren,
Jordan and Grant Moser,
Andrew and Abigail Stira;
along with many nieces and
nephews.


A Memorial Service was
held on Tuesday, December 4,
2007 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of
Trinity United Methodist
Church, 4000 NW 53 Avenue,
Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Shriner's
Hospital for Children, 2900
Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL
or Haven Hospice, 4200 NW
90 Blvd., Gainesville, FL or a
charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the
care of Evans-Carter Funeral
Home.

Obituaries: The
obituaries in this section
are considered news and
are published free of
charge by Alachua
County Today. Obituaries
may be edited for style,
space and policy.


Farmers Market gears up for holidays


Special to Alachua County Today
The cooler weather is making those
carrots, broccoli and collards grow, grow,
grow. Soon, local salad mixes, lettuces,
mustards, and more will be making
appearances... any minute now... and the snap
dragons are already in full bloom!! Plus, the
High Springs Farmers Market has many gifts
this holiday season.
Soon you can turn your plastic into wood
at the High Springs Farmers Market. Come to
the market with your Credit, Debit, or
EBT/food stamps card and we'll turn it into
Market Money for use with any of our great
vendors. It's our gift to you this Holiday
Season and is a gift to the market from PPS
and Kellogg Foundation. You can also make
Market Money as a gift to those you love.
What's better than fresh food, great local
products and market fun as a gift this
holiday? See Sharon under the Red Tent for


details.
This week the market goes to two days per
week. The Seasonal Saturday market will run
for three great weeks in December to help
customers shop until you drop at the market
and other great. locations throughout
downtown.
The market will be open Thursdays from
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. But on Saturday, hours are
extended from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 8 will be the 1st Annual Art in the Park,
featuring fine artists from around the region.
And, live jazz with some of the area's most
formidable talents.
On Saturday, Dec. 15, it's time to show
your High Springs Spirit with the 1st Annual
Spirit of High Springs. There will be spiritual
music and opportunities for local groups and
churches to send their finest voices to lend a
hand in 'raising the spirit' of High Springs.
Come out and show your community spirit
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. around the sink in


James Paul Park.
You can support the market with the gift
of your support... the High Springs Farmers
Market is sponsoring a Historic Homes Tour
on Sunday, Dec. 23. This fundraiser will
feature historic homes in downtown High
Springs. The homes will be open to visitors
who purchase tickets in advance for the event
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. that evening. Each
home will serve refreshments and some will
have live musical performances.
Opportunities still remain for homeowners of
historic homes in the downtown historic to
support the market and showcase their homes
for just a few hours on Sunday evening. The
Farmers Market will provide volunteers to
collect tickets and to assist the homeowners in
monitoring visitors to the homes. If interested
in participating, call Lucie Regensdorf at 386-
454-2206.


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As a novice, Parker said she
looks forward to learning about
the position and helping make
decisions with the rest of the
commissioners.
One of her goals is to make
Archer City Hall handicap-
friendly.
"I'd like to make the whole
place friendly to the citizens if I
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SParker has served for several
years as the founder of the
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"Blanch has been very
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"She also started a program
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recognize a lot of the people in
the community who give their
time to improving it."
Parker will be sworn in as a
commissioner at 7 p.m. on Dec.
10 at the Archer City
Commission meeting. A meet-
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HIGH SPRINGS A presentation ,..
possibility of
about starting a food co-op in High possibility of
the High Spr
Springs will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 te ig p
meeting is sp
p.m. at the High Springs Woman's Club m i
local food en
meeting room, at 40 NW 1st Avenue in
facilitate mak
downtown High Springs (next to High
Springs City Hall). Organizational vegetables a
in the area ir
concepts and community owned food in the area i
cooperatives will be discussed. Examples store setting.
others who
of food co-ops from across the country and othes wh
in Florida will be shown, establishing s
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Battle of Hogtown


to be waged at Poe


Springs this weekend

Reenactment fundraiser to benefit Earl Gardner

Today Staff Report


*The 1st Annual Battle of Hogtown/Gainesville is set
for Dec. 7 through 9 at Poe Springs, located on 202 acres
along the banks of the Santa Fe River, approximately three
miles west of High Springs.
The weekend will be filled with activities such as live
music, a ladies tea, several book authors, and an 1860s
Ball. The reenactment battles are scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
on Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 9. The Union and
Confederate encampments will be open to spectators at 10
a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Food vendors and musicians
will be on hand as well.
The event is also a fundraiser for Earl Gardner to assist
in the care and healing of the seven-year old who was
severely burned last spring. The Battle of Hog Town is
sponsored by the 28th Georgia Infantry Co. K, the 10th
Tennessee Calvary, and Alabama Volunteers. Gates open
at 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 for registration, followed by an
Honor Guard formed by UF ROTC Marines and
reenactment troops in a Salute to Pearl Harbor Day. There
will be a one time $5 fee to enter the park.


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sors and presenters, who are
cents, will examine the
establishing a food co-op in
rings Alachua area. This
onsored by a small group of
Ithusiasts who would like to
king locally grown fruit and
Id organic products available
n a food co-op type grocery
They are seeking to meet
may be interested in
uch an enterprise.
nations and discussions will


answer the following questions: What is a.
food co-op? How can it benefit our
community? Who owns and operates a
food co-op? How can people become
involved?
After the presentations and
discussions, refreshments will be served to
facilitate on-going conversations and
dialogue.
For additional information about the
co-op forum, contact Lys Burden at 386-
454-3304.
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CHAMBER:
Continued from page Al

Chamber has renovated

lobby, purchased tractor,

built pavilions


expected to last considerably
longer than previous flooring
installations. It will be the third
floor the gym has had in its lifetime
which spans three decades.
Mayor Gib Coerper and fellow
commissioners accepted the
$39,000 check from Alachua
Chamber of Commerce President
Don James during a meeting on
Monday.
"Once again, the Chamber
comes through in most excellent
form," Coerper said about the
donation.
"They have supported
Alachua's recreation program, at
the highest level for the last 25
years and it shows us how
dedicated the Chamber is to the
youth of this community," he
added.
Credit for the donation is not
due to any single individual
according to Chamber President
Don James.
"The $39,000 that we gave to


Gift certificates available.
We will be open

NEW YEAR'S DAY

for dine in or carry out!


the City of Alachua came from the
great efforts of the Sportsfest
committees and the generosity of
Chamber businesses over the
years," he said.
James believes the many
donations made by the Alachua
Chamber of Commerce pay off
saying, "When you improve the
quality of life within the
community, it attracts more people
and businesses to the area which
yields both short and long term
benefits for Alachua."
Still, the most recent $39,000
donation pales in comparison to the
well over $100,000 the Chamber of
Commerce has donated in the last
20 years, according to Hal Brady
who keeps tabs on these things.
Among the many recreation
projects the Chamber has funded
are renovations to the lobby of the
recreation center, the installation of
the first air conditioning system for
the gym, new pavilions at parks
around the city and an industrial-
grade tractor along with
Sgroundskeeping equipment.
A "The volunteers really get
things going and the City comes
in behind to maintain what we
Shave, but the Chamber really
kicks things up a notch with our
facilities," said Brady.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARINGS CONCERNING
AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE LAND
DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS

The City of Hawthorne, Florida proposes to amend section
4.2.22 and section 4.17.2, Land Development Code of the
City of Hawthorne by changing the required distance
between Recreational Vehicle units and by adding
Recreational Vehicle Parks as an allowed use in a Planned
Unit Development. The City Commission will consider an
ordinance making changes and titled as stated below at a
meeting on December 18,2007, starting at 6:30 pm or as soon
thereafter as may be heard.

ORDINANCE 2007-39
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
PARKS; DECREASING SEPARATION REQUIREMENTS
FROM TWENTY FIVE FEET TO TEN FEET; AUTHORIZING
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS AS AN ALLOWED USE
IN A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT; AMENDING
SECTION 4.2.22 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS; AMENDING SECTION 4.17.2 OF THE
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICT AND SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING
DIRECTIONS TO THE CODIFIER; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

Copies of the amendments are available for public inspection at
the Office of the City Manager, City Hall, located at 6700
Southeast 221st Street, Hawthorne, Florida during, regular
business hours. FOR INFORMATION CALL 352-481-2432.

All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision
made at the above 'referenced public hearings, they will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
((Pub. December 06, 2007)


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What surprises await under the tree


The best of Ellen Boukari
The countdown is on and the
mad rush is full speed ahead.
Everywhere you turn there's a
sign a sign there are only so
many shopping days until
Christmas. And the meaning is, if
you haven't done your holiday gift
buying, you're in serious trouble.
The sense of urgency and
downright panic is mounting if
you haven't put a dent in your
shopping list.
Now, for some folks, this is just
so much falderal because, either
they have finished their shopping,
and I know some annoying
overachievers who do so by
October each year, or they have no
intention of shopping anyway,
pushing off the task on their
spouse.
From experience, I can say that
one of the wonderful things about
a big family is that it just gets
bigger and bigger... and so does
the list of gifts to buy. Now don't
get me wrong, I'm no Scrooge.
And those who know me well, also
know that I love to shop...usually.
It's just that this time of year
the lines are hideously long,
parking spaces are at a premium or
non-existent, every third person
seems to have walking pneumonia
with all the hacking and sneezing,
and the overall effort involved in
shopping is weighing heavy. The
fact is that I'm not a good line
lingerer. In other words, if the line
to the cash register is over three
deep, I'm just not into it.


I know this because when faced
with a small army in front of me
buying a gazillion items, of which
at least one is without a price tag,
my armful of carefully selected
items are placed on the
floor and are scooted
forward toward the ,
counter with successive ;-
nudges from my feet as
I ever so slowlywork '
my way toward the *
register. As the
minutes pass, the wrist
comes up and the
glances at the watch
become more frequent,'
the mind begins. to
wander and the toeBo
begins to tap to the B ka
tune of Grandma Got
Run Over by a Reindeer. A
completely unpleasant experience
- for me and those around me I'm
sure. And.for this I apologize.
I've tried Internet shopping and
have met with measured success.
For sure, there are no lines and no
problems with parking, but it's
hard to tell if the light blue flannel
nightie with Bullwinkle the Moose
emblazoned on the yoke is
something Aunt Gussie would
really like. And beyond that, when
the decision is made and it's time
to click and place the selected item
in the electronic shopping cart
icon, I've been bombarded with
"item no longer available, make
another selection" more times than
I care to remember.
Well, thanks a lot.
Browse through the pages,


make another selection, place it in
the cart and again, "item no longer
available, make another
selection."


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And this isn't some
off the wall company
in Timbuktu. These
are major retailers with
Some apparently
serious inventory
issues.
* t*-,


So after much
thought, I've decided
to do the shopping
locally in my own
home.
That's right.
All the wonderful
presents that family


members have gifted me with over
the past few years that have
received no usage are up for grabs.
Yes indeed, I'm into recycling
and regifting this year.
No lines, no carts, no parking
spaces to haggle with, no sneezers
to dodge, and best of all...no bills
to pay.
I am letting everyone know who
receives one of these special gifts
that it in no way means I love you
any less. After all, I am only
giving to you what someone else
gave so lovingly to me.
I'm just sharing the love.
And I promise to follow the
proper etiquette of gift recycling,
so as to avoid any embarrassing
moments that may make some
relatives uncomfortable.


I will rewrap
old gift card.


and remove the


I will make every effort to not
recycle the gift to the original
owner, although without adequate
records, this could be difficult.
I will not pass on a hand-me-
down these gifts will be as
pristine as they were when I
originally received them.
I will not recycle a gift that is
over two years old, except for that
fruitcake, because who can tell
anyway?
I will however, if receiving a
recycled gift,, head to eBay and
sell it for some cold cash that will
help finance my trip to all the after
Christmas sales after the lines
are gone, of course. And I will not
hold it against anyone if I spy one
of my recycled gifts listed by a
relative on eBay.
I do ask that this year, when
choosing a gift, remember to buy
something you would like to have.
Because you may get it back next
year.
Oh, what surprises await under
the Christmas tree this year!

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


Discipline an important element in treating diabetes


pressure points on feet. In addition, a counselor is
available to answer any questions a patient may
have. "We've gotten a wonderful reception," said
Kirkland.
It's important to train diabetics, to monitor their
feet because of potential circulation problems that
may arise. Kirkland noted that neuropathy causes
circulation to stop, and is a prime symptom of
diabetes. She added that treatment of the disease and
following a set regimen are important elements in


preventing other diseases.
"You have to be disciplined and follow through."
Cain pharmacist Aubrey Wilkerson, who has a
degree in nutrition and a doctorate in pharmacy from
the University of Florida, said her role at the diabetes
shop is to review medications people are receiving,
along with monitoring their diabetes. She said the
partnership between health care professionals and
pharmacies have helped individuals cope more
easily with the disease for the last eight years.


"Counseling and proper equipment, along with
monitoring, have produced better outcomes," said
Wilkerson.
Pharmacist Howard Eckenrode, who works
alongside Wilkerson, is pleased that pharmacies are
doing their part in the fight against diabetes. "We're
trying to be on the forefront."
# # #


ContinuedfAome Pay range is $65K to $92K annually


diverse community like Alachua.
Candidates should also have
excellent skills in employee relations,
budget preparation, and be able to
build and maintain active community
partnerships.
The Chief of Police reports directly
Sto City Manager Clovis Watson, J,
and has the overall responsibility fdr


the operations and administration of
the police department.
The position requires a bachelor's
degree in law enforcement, criminal
justice, public administration or
another related area. The candidate
must also be certified as a police
officer by the State of Florida. P.
Applicants are required to have had


10 years of progressive responsibility
with five years in command and
supervisory capacity.
According to the city's
classification and compensation plan,
the pay range for the Chief of Police
position is $65,642 to $92,777
annually. P
Interested candidates are


encouraged to submit a letter of
interest, resume with current salary
and City of Alachua employment
application to the City of Alachua
Human Resources Department.
# # #


ACCIDENT:
Continuedfrom page Al

Drivers

suffered

minor

injuries
The school bus was traveling
north on SW 63rd Boulevard
when driver Steven Hancock,
62, proceeded to make a left turn
onto westbound Archer Road.
Sims was traveling eastbound on
Archer Road and failed to yield
to the bus. The vehicles collided
in the intersection.
Sims and Hancock suffered
minor injuries, according to the
release.
No children were harmed.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS MOST WANTED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007 A7


POLICE REPORTS


High Springs Police
Department
The information below has
been compiled based on police
reports provided by the High
Springs Police Department.
Today Staff Report
*On Nov. 27 at 2:46 p.m., High
Springs Police Department
officers arrested 31-year-old
High Springs resident Jamielynn
Kinghorn for theft at the Bealls
Outlet on 20201 U.S. 441.
According to witnesses, she stole
underwear valued at $7. Police


transported Kinghorn to the
Alachua County Jail.

*On Nov. 26 at 11:52 p.m., ,High
Springs Police Department
officers conducted a traffic stop
at the 325 block of NE 2nd
Avenue of a blue Hyundai driven
by 38-year-old High Springs
resident Brett Leighton. Police
discovered Leighton was in
possession of marijuana. No
charges %\ill be filed and the
marijuana \%as taken into police
property.


TAXES:
Continued from page A


Water tax to help overcome budget deficit


The tax could be compared to
many of the public service taxes
already in effect in High Springs,
such as charges on electric, cable
and gas. People who use the
cities water services will be
taxed on seven-percent of their
water use.
The tax will largely serve to
hire additional fire fighters in
High Springs.
Dissenters of the tax say that
it is not fair, claiming that people
who get their water from wells
will not be charged.


"But everyone doesn't use
cable and we charge tax on
cable," Drumm said.
The water tax became an
option to help overcome budget
deficits when the Florida
Legislature cut back on funding
to cities. Cities throughout the
state have had to find other
sources of revenue to make up
for some of the lost funds.
Many cities have already
implemented a water tax.
"The tax on water is the only
tax cities are allowed to use that


we have never used," Drumm
said.
It is probable that the tax will
be approved on Thursday. In the
initial meeting, three commis-
sioners voted for it, one voted
against, and one was absent.
But there is always a chance
that another solution may be
proposed at the public hearing,
enabling the city to generate the
$36,000 as well as an additional
fire fighter.
# # #


Crime Stoppers Most


STOPPERS

A message from the desk of


S Sheriff Sadie Darnell


Marijuana comm
dangerous, and still illegal
Contrary to popular belief;
all teens smoke pot. Only about
in five 10th graders report they u
marijuana within the past moi
Fewer than one in four high sch
seniors is a current marijuana use
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nth. stronger than it was two or three
ool decades ago, and far more
r. dangerous. Some people think that
ass, smoking a joint is just a "mellow"
nts, way to relax. They don't realize that
the using marijuana can cause memory
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psychological dependence over Convicted individuals face fines,
time. Marijuana smokers face the possible imprisonment, a criminal
same cancer risks as tobacco record, and lost job opportunities.
smokers, even though they may For more information, visit
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Black Male, Edwards
7/21/78 Black Female,
5'10", 180 Ibs 12/15/81
Black Hair, 5'4", 165 Ibs
Brown Eyes Black Hair,
rrntBlack Hair,Eyes
r.urrentlv Brown Eyes


wanted for:
Possession of
Cannabis w/
Intent to Sell,
Possession of
Cocaine, Flee
and Attempting
to Elude


Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft,
Racketeering,
Contributing to
the Delinquency
of a Minor


Queen Rodriquez
Victoria Antonio Eddie
Thomas Black Male,
Black Female, 5/15/75
10/15/59 5'08", 160 Ibs
5', 140 Ibs Black Hair,
Black Hair, Brown Eyes
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Unemployment
Compensation
Fraud


Currently
wanted for:
Resisting W/o
Violence,
DWLSR Habitual


Roderick Deon
Watson
Black Male,
3/22/83
6'2", 240 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Controlled Substance
W/O Prescription,
Trespass, Resisting
W/O Violence
Possession of
Methamphetamine
within 1000 ft of
Public Housing,
Possession of
Narcotic Equipment


Amber
Williams
Black Female,
06/16/85
5'1"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
Wanted for:
Grand Theft


Eldric L Taylor Marilyn
Black Male, Powers
9/30/80 Gordon
5'7", 155 Ibs Black Female,
Black Hair, 11/16/55
Brown Eyes '170
5'6", 170 Ibs
Currently Black Hair,
wanted for:
DWLSR X2, Brown Eyes'


Possession Of
Cannabis,
Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, False
Information to LEO,
Assault on LEO,
Resist Officer
without Violence,
Grand Theft


Bobby
Lee
Bridges
Black Male,
11/6/63
5'11", 200 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Battery


Currently
wanted for:
Sale of Cocaine
within 1000ft of
Specified Area X3,
Possession of
Cocaine X3


Kevynn Martin Ricardo
Black Male, Mendoza
04/04/66 Hispanic Male,
5'10" 04/03/73
Black Hair, 5'6"
Brown Eyes Black Hair,
Currentlv Brown Eyes


wanted for:
Sell of Cocaine x2,
Sell of Cannabis x3,
Possession of
Cocaine, Possession
of Cannabis more
than 20gms, Keep
Shop or Vehide for
Sell of Drugs,
Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia


Pamela Matthew
Michelle Edward Baker
Brown White Male,
Black Female, 1/21/87
10/31/74 5'11", 140 Ibs
5'04", 200 Ibs Blond Hair,
Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Felony Battery


Currently
wanted for:
Burglary X2,
Grand Theft


Currently
wanted for:
Sexual Assault with
a Weapon,
Aggravated Assault
with a Deadly
Weapon, False
imprisonment










Billy
Cupp
White Male,
08/22/80
6'1"
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Tampering with
Evidence


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

Currently
wanted for:
Sale of Cocaine,
Possession of
Cocaine


Kristopher
Biglowe
White Male,
07/19/62
5'10"
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft,
Scheme to
Defraud


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Review the pictures above. If you know the
location of any of these wanted individuals, please
contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-181,8 or remain anonymous by calling
Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.


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


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CHRISTMAS: A
Continued from page A
first place was Keen Cabinets
which will also be the Grand
Marshal in the upcoming
Newberry Christmas Parade.
Cuts N More placed second,
Backyard Bar B Q picked up
third place while Destiny
Community Church received
an honorable mention.
In Alachua meanwhile,
jolly old Saint 'Nick was
welcomed to the city's annual
tree lighting ceremony on
Friday evening ,where the
Choristers, a division of
Gainesville Civic Choir,
performed.
The big countdown to the
tree lighting followed a few
welcoming messages from
Mayor Gib Coerper, City
Manager Clovis Watson, Jr.
and Commissioners Orien
Hills and Jean Calderwood.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were
quickly whisked away to Old
Theater Park on Main Street.
Youngsters from around the
area sat upon Santa's knee and
passed along their Christmas
wish lists.
Nobody went home empty
handed courtesy of the City of
Alachua which pooled
resources with the Alachua
Chamber of Commerce and
the Alachua Woman's Club to
give each child their own
picture with Santa.
Up the road, High Springs
kicked off the Christmas
season with the town's annual
Twilight Christmas Parade on
a chilly Saturday night.
Grand Marshal Constance
Huess led the parade which
featured floats of every
imaginable type including a
caravan of boats illuminated
with Christmas lights.
Bringing up the end of the
parade was none other than
Santa and Mrs. Claus who
joined Mayor Larry Travis
and fellow commissioners for
the annual lighting of the
Christmas tree. Youngsters
also took part in a gingerbread
decorating contest.
Taking home top honors
for the Twilight Christmas


ALARION'


lachua,


Sewberry parades this weekend
perfect place for the event visitors during the tour. She eventually sign on. give visit
because of its railroad history said four homes have Regensdorf said, "We look perspective
and the number of old committed to participating in forward to people coming to "It's a
mansions near downtown, the event, and she is hopeful it. It will be a beautiful celebrate tht
She said driving by homes that six or eight homes will event." the town."


Parade was Forest Grove
Christian Academy & Church
with first place, Cuts N More
of High Springs with second
and Heartstrings with third
place.
Last week's festivities
were just the beginning of
many spirited holiday events
in the coming weeks.
Both Alachua and
Newberry will hold their
annual Christmas parades on
Saturday, Dec. 15. Alachua's
parade, sponsored by the
Alachua Chamber of
Commerce and the City of
Alachua, begins at 2 p.m. and
will run along Main Street.
Newberry's parade will begin
at 5 p.m. Winners will be
named for floats in both
parades. Newberry's parade
is preceded in the afternoon
by the annual snow fall,
sponsored by Backyard Bar B
Q, in front of the Municipal
Building.
On Dec. 6, a food tasting
and holiday craft workshop
will take part in the weekly
local block party near High
Springs City Hall. In
addition, there will be a
celebration of religion and
spirituality during the first
annual Spirit of High Springs
event on Dec. 15.
According to organizer
Sharon Yeago, the event will
showcase religious, Christmas
and spiritual music. She
noted religion and spirituality
are important elements of the
community. Yeago said the
event is the perfect
opportunity for people of all
faiths to come together and
take part in a community
celebration.
"We have an incredible
spiritual life in High Springs,
and the event is a good
opportunity to celebrate that,"
said Yeago.
Two days before
Christmas, the City of High
Springs will host a historic
tour. of decorated homes.
Organizer Lucie Regensdorf
said High Springs is the


with a distinct Christmas
flavor during, the holiday
served as an inspiration in
creating the event.
"I drive by these houses
and I always want to go
inside," said Regensdorf.
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RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe players Stephon Lott (left) and Lane Presnell try to pull
down a rebound in the Raiders' 43-point win over Suwannee.


'Canes no match




for Santa Fe

* Raiders rout Gainesville,
improve to 4-2
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer .

Sr. had no plans to coach high school
girls basketball. But, that was three
months ago. Now, Williams finds
himself at the helm of the Santa Fe
High Schools girls program and leading his
team to a 4-2 start. The latest victory came
against Gainesville in a 56-36 decision at the
Purple Palace on Tuesday night.
"We played hard and we
put a lot of pressure on
them," said Williams about
the win. "We did a good job
of taking care of the
basketball."
The Raiders try to force a
fast-paced style of
Williams basketball and found
success off of forcing
Hurricane turnovers. Leading the Raiders in
scoring for the contest was sophomore Ashley
Williams who netted 16 points while pulling
down three rebounds.
Despite the lopsided victory by his team,
Williams insists that his squad still has
progress to.make.
"We still haven't reached our full potential
yet," leveled Williams. "I am pushing the girls
to play hard and set the goal of winning the
district. It's always good when you're
winning. I just try to make them understand
that they have to take it one ball game at a
time."
Leroy Williams has more than 20 years
experience of coaching basketball and is the

SANTA FE on page B3


* Santa Fe continues
perfect season
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA The season
couldn't have started off any
better for the Santa Fe High
School boys basketball team.
The Raiders have won their first
five games of the season, three
of which came against district
opponents. The latest victim
for Santa Fe (5-0, 3-0) was
Suwannee as the Raiders


downed the visiting Class 4A,
District-3 opponent, 71-28 on
Tuesday
night.
T h e
Raiders held
Suwannee to
just two.
first-quarter
points, while
notching 21 Harris
in the
opening session. Santa Fe's
Steven Shipwash recorded a lay
up with 2:42 left in the first
period to give his team their


first double-digit lead, 12-2.
The Raiders never looked back
from there and a Lane Presnell
eight-foot jumper in the closing
seconds of the quarter wrapped
up the scoring.
Shipwash came out and
scored the first six points of the
second quarter. The Raiders led
33-2, over the Bulldogs with
6:00 in the second period
thanks to a Frank Snead bucket.
Soon after, three back-to-back
three pointers from Santa Fe
upped the lead 42-9. The first
RAIDERS on page B3


Panthers to play for 2B title


SRICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Panther running back Antwan Ivey blows past Florida High defenders last Friday night in his team's 10-point win.
Ivey finished with 141 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown for Newberry.


SNewberry defeats
Florida High to
advance to first state
title game since 1992
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
NEWBERRY The Newberry High
School football team is getting the most it
can from the 2007 season.
Last Friday, Newberry played its eighth
game (five regular season and three
playoff contests) at Panther Stadium this


fall, which was the maximum amount of
times the schedule would allow them to
play in front of the hometown crowd.
Well that crowd, which was probably
the largest ever to see a Panthers home
game, got want they wanted to see as
Newberry topped Tallahassee FSU
(Florida High), 28-18 in a Class 2B state
semifinal game.
The win kept Newberry (13-0) perfect
this season and also landed the Panthers
their first state title game appearance since
1992.
Matt Robinson scored two second-half
touchdowns and had a pass break up on


Florida High's final play of the game to
guarantee that Newberry would be
playing its 14th and final game this
season. The Panthers will face nationally
ranked and Class 2B's top-ranked club,
Pahokee (13-0) for the 2B title at
Orlando's Citrus Bowl on Sat. Dec. 8th at
1 p.m.
"It's thrilling and exciting and all ofthat
kind of stuff," said Newberry head coach
Tommy Keeler. "Everybody had tears of
joy in their eyes."
All-state running back Antwan Ivey
battled through what Keeler said was a
PANTHERS onpage B4


Five reasons



to feel better



about LSU?

Mikey has been asked a few
(sarcastic way of saying a
bazillion) times this week how is
it right that the LSU Tigers
leapfrogged from No.7 to No.2
and now get a shot to play No.1
Ohio State in the Bowl
Championship Series national
championship game?
.T o
answer this

dilemma
wouldn't
quite do ,
justice to
the real
answers to
the real
ques-
tions that
r f MIKE DAROZA
are far
Today Sports Columnist
more root
than this
one.
But, since we've already
discussed how Mikey really feels
about what should happen
to decide a college football
national champion, I will forgo
that rhetoric
and answer whether or not I
agree why LSU is in this
position.
If nothing else, these five
reasons should make you sleep
better at night fuming about why.
Regardless, we will most
surely talk about this subject
more in the coming weeks, but at
any rate, back to the reasons:
1. When #1 LSU lost to
Arkansas, Georgia "leapfrogged"
them that week in the BCS poll,
so it isn't totally unreasonable to
think LSU couldn't return the
favor after beating Tennessee (a
team, if you remember, that
throttled UGA earlier in the
season) in the SEC
championship game.
2. LSU not only won their
division, they won their
conference. Georgia did neither.

3. As LSU coach Les Miles
has reminded us 274 times, if it
not for (triple) overtime, LSU
would be the only undefeated
team of the BCS schools. Even
, under the old OT system, LSU is
11-0-2.

, 4. Georgia's biggest "quality
win" (and cover your eyes if you
DAROZA on page B3


Fortson signing the blues


SRaider standout
inks with
Presbyterian College
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA The wait is
finally over. Santa Fe High
School's Morgan Fortson signed
her letter of intent to play softball
for Presbyterian College.
Fortson, who's a sure-handed
shortstop for the Raiders, made
the decision final in a ceremony
at the school two weeks ago.
Presbyterian College, whose
mascot is the Blue Hose, is
situated in Clinton, SC and
enrolls 1,200 students per
semester. Fortson visited the
small college over a year and a
11


half ago in hopes of finding a
home to play college softball.
And she found just that.
"I really liked the small
atmosphere and how friendly it
was," said Fortson. "And, two of
my best friends are going there."
Fortson is a four-year varsity
letter for the Raiders and has a
gun for an arm, causing a lot of
pain to any first baseman on the
receiving end of her throws. She
will be playing for Presbyterian
for her collegiate career, a college
that earned Division-I status for
its softball program this season.
The Blue Hose posted a 30-16
record last season.
While the college itself is six
hours from home, Fortson will be
seeing plenty of familiar faces. In
FgRTSON on page B4


Panthers drop



fourth straight


* Newberry falls to
Williston in a
District 5-3A game


ADAM BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Raider senior Morgan Fortson is joined by her parents as she
prepares to sign a national letter of intent to play softball at
Presbyterian,,ollege in Clinton, SC.


By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
NEWBERRY After
winning its season opener, the
Newberry High School girls
basketball has lost four in a row.
Williston thumped Newberry
78-42 in a District 5-3A game
on Tuesday night in front of a
small crowd at William N.
Bary Gymnasium.
Lavarsha Nattiel led the
Panthers (1-4, 1-3) with a game-
high 24 points, but it was the
Red Devils (7-2, 3-1) who had
the balanced offensive attack as
Margaret Brown's 21 points led
St


four players in double figures.
"I have been harping on them
and harping on them that they
have to stay focused, but they
started getting tired and they
drift," said Newberry second-
year head coach Scott ,Frisina.
"They play hard and they try
but they just fall short when it
comes to the execution."
Towards the end of the first
quarter, Nattiel scored five
points to key an 8-2 run by the
Panthers, which pulled the
home team to within 20-19 after
eight minutes of play. At the
5:37 mark of the second period,
Kanisha Davis' rebound and put
back pulled Newberry to within
26-24, but Williston answered
NEWBERRY on page B2


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007


You Guess the Score!
Each week, Alachua County Today's Two-Minute Drill scoreboard
will be displaying a significant score from the past. Test your trivia
skills by trying to guess which game it was, and what two teams
played in the game that the score applies to. Please note that the
winner of the game always will be listed as the "Home" team,
regardless of where the game was played. This week's answer can be
found on B4.

EThe Ron Brooks Holiday Baseball Camp will be held on Dec.
20 and 21 at Santa Fe High School.
The Camp will begin each day at 8 a.m. and run until noon. It


is optional to attend one or both days of the camp.
The cost for the camp is $25 per day and snacks will be
provided. For more information, contact Ron Brooks at 352-219-
6462.

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.

*The Field of Dreams Baseball Academy, est. in 1991 and located
in Archer will be hosting their 7th annual holiday baseball camp for
all boys and girls ages 8 12 years old.


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The camp will start on Thursday December 27th and run till
Saturday the 29th.
The times are from 9:30am 1:00 pm. each day. Cost is $ 125.00
This fun camp is loaded with activities, while learning your ABC's
of baseball. Campers will receive many prizes showing their skills
with several interesting drills covering infield, outfield, pitching,
hitting and more. The camp offers a 70ft. batting tunnel, with a
curveball pitching machine, along with many additional hitting
stations.
A 3-mound bullpen is featured to help campers work on their proper
pitching mechanics. Space is limited to 30 students. To reserve a spot
and for additional information call: Alan Bontya at (352) 246-3787.


NCWDCRRY:
Continued from page Bl
with a 10-0 run as the visitors
started to take control of the game.
Erica Mason scored five of her 18
points to start the run, before
Brown's layup closed the spurt
with 2:04 left in quarter.


Williston carried a 39-29 lead
into halftime and quickly built on
it by scoring the first seven points
of the third period. Brown drained
a three-pointer from the left wing
and then hit a pair of free throws
as the Red Devils led 46-29 at the
6:31 mark. The Panthers did
follow with a 6-0 run to make it a
46-35 game with 4:42 left in the


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third period, but that would be the
closest they would get to the Red
Devils for the rest of the night.
The visitors closed out the quarter
with an 8-3 run and owned'a
comfortable 54-38 lead after 24
minutes of action.
Nattiel nailed a bankerin the
lane to start the fourth quarter for
Newberry, but four straight points


from Brown sealed a 6-0 spurt as
Williston pushed its advantage to
61-40 with 6:34 to go. The
Panthers' Chelsea Hall followed
by draining a jumper from the
right side to make it 61-42 with
5:31 remaining, which proved to
be Newberry's final points of the
contest. The Red Devils really
poured it on from that point by


"The Best Storyteller" is a historical fiction story for young
readers set in Hannibal, Missouri in 1850. It's the story of 11-year-
old Emily Todd, daughter of a Mississippi riverboat captain, who
finds adventure high on the river bluffs adventure that provides
good writing material for Sam, the boy Emily thinks is "The Best
Storyteller."


Iol


scoring the game's final .17 points
as the visitors coasted to the
victory.
"I'm playing my subs late in the
game when the outcome is no
longer in question. They're up 21
pointse) and I'm putting my subs
in and they still have starters in,"
Frisina said. "They're still running
out and throwing the ball deep on
layups. If they want to run up the
score let them, it is our job to stop
them."
Kim Dobbins netted 13 points
and collected nine rebounds, with
Kaetta Jackson following with 12
points in the win for Williston.
Brown also ripped down a game-
high 16 rebounds for the Red
Devils. The one bad note for
Williston was its performance
from the foul line. The visitors
struggled and shot just 15-for-38
from the free throw line, but the
Panthers also had their problems
from the line as they were just 5-
for-20.
With Nattiel scoring all but 18
of her team's points, the Panthers
had no other players score in
double figures. The junior guard
also had six rebounds, five steals
and eight assists in the loss.
Stephanie Hardy had four points
and seven rebounds with Davis
contributing two points and eight
rebounds for Newberry.
"Lavarsha Nattiel is becoming
a point guard, she never had to do
it before," Frisina said. "She is
trying to get other people
involved, but we have to have
some people step up and help her


out."
The Panthers have had a rough
go of it lately as they have been
blown out in each of their last
three games. Newberry has been
outscored 202-78 in lopsided
losses to P.K. Yonge, The Rock
and Williston. Adding to their
struggles, the Panthers will also be
without its lone senior, Jaquinta
Wiggins, who ended up tearing
three ligaments in her ankle in the
game against The Rock,
according to Frisina. The coach
hopes to have Wiggins back
towards the end of the season.
"We have to turn things
around," said Frisina, who guided
Newberry to the regional
semifinals in his first season a
year ago. "We have to play better
game to game, if we can do that
everything will take care of
itself."
The Panthers return to action on
Friday as they travel to Fort White
to face the Indians in a district
game at 6 p.m. Newberry is also
on the road on Tues. Dec. 11 for a
district game at Dixie County at 6
p.m.
"I told them (the team) that the
effort is there, it is not there all the
time and it won't be until you
decide mentally that you're going
to put the effort out all the time,"
said Frisina following the game
on Tuesday. "I think we need to
become tougher mentally."
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


Chapter Eight by av Hivelv
All afternoon Sam told about his adventures on the riverboat.
His stories were filled with tales of river pirates, steamboat races,
monsters floating in the river, gunfights on the upper deck and
Indian attacks. The characters in his stories included riverboat
gamblers, dance hall girls, runaway slaves and pickpockets.
Emily knew that Sam's stories were not true, but they were
exciting because he was such a wonderful storyteller. Every
story was filled with excitement and fun.
At one point, between his fabulous stories, Sam told Emily that he
was having trouble deciding what he really wanted to be. He still
wanted to be a river pilot, but he also wanted to be a writer. Emily
said if he worked hard maybe he could have both his dreams.
Then Sam said that because his stories were wild and outrageous,
he was afraid he would embarrass i- iirr, il, if they were ever
published. So, he had decided to take a pen name. Emily thought
that was a good idea. She even offered to help him think of
a name to use for his stories and books. But Sam said he had
already chosen a pen name.
While he was on Captain Todd's boat, he had heard the leadsman
calling out "Mark Twain" while he was measuring the depth of
the water. The leadsman told Sam that -' a rl: Twain" meant the
water was two fathoms deep. That was safe enough to let the
riverboat pass.
Sam said he liked the sound of "Mark Twain," so he chose that
for his pen name. Emily agreed that Mark Twain was a nice
name for a writer.
As Emily and Sam talked about the pen name, Captain Todd
came down the steps from the pilothouse and said it was time
to go home. Emily said good-bye to Sam and thanked him for
his wonderful stories.
Emily never talked to young Sam Clemens again. A few times
over the next year or two, she walked past the newspaper
office where he worked with his brother. Seeing him inside,
Emily waved to Sam. She could see smudges of black ink on
his face, but he always flashed a big smile as he waved back.
Many years later, when she was a grown woman with several
children, Emily went Christmas shopping in Hannibal. As she
passed a store window, she saw a new book for sale. The title
of the book was "Tom Sawyer," and the author was Mark Twain.


Emily bought that book to read to her children. For Emnily, the
best part of the book was when Tom Sawyer and his friend,
Becky Thatcher, became lost in a cave.
As the years passed, more books were published under the name
of Mark Twain. Emily collected every one of Mark Twain's books.
And when she read them, she remembered the funny young
boy from Hannibal who grew up to become the best storyteller
in America.



H/ ,, _


Author Kay Hively and Illustrator Billie Gofourth Stewart are both ofNeosho, Missouri
Produced by the Missouri Press Foundation. Copyright 2005.


Things to Think About and Do
A. What is a fathom? If the river water is two fathoms deep,
how deep is that in feet and inches? Make a list of 10
words that are used in measurements.
B. What was Sam's full name before he changed it to Mark
Twain? Visit a library and see how many books you can
find that were written by Mark Twain. Look for and read
one of Mark Twain's short stories.


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The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance on December 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing
will be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 08 05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE SMALL SCALE
AMENDMENT OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP:
2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP
CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE TO
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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, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or at the Office of the City Clerk, 15100 NW 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, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal
any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 462-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public
hearing.
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RAIDERS frompage B

trey came from guard C.J.
Wakeley with the other two
coming from junior Stephon
Lott.
A Greg Milliken three pointer
with just over a minute left in
the first half gave Santa Fe a 49-
9 lead. The home team led 52-
12 at halftime.
Santa Fe applied good
defensive pressure in the first
half, sometimes in the full court
and sometimes in the half court.
The Raiders were able to score
points off of forcing turnovers
and easy transition buckets.
Due to the 35-point mercy
rule, a running clock was
invoked for the entire second
half of play. The Raiders
opened the third quarter with
four quick points from junior
center Daniel Bareswilt. That
was followed by a Snead fade
away jumper that put the
Raiders ahead 62-15 with 2:30
left in the third. Presnell
capped the quarter with a lay up
in the final seconds to put the
Raiders well ahead, 64-18.
'The fourth quarter of the
game was merely a formality
with the end result well known.
Santa Fe's Jaquan Sheppard
scored the final four points of
the game for the Raiders and
provided the final 43-point
margin. Lott led the Raiders
with 13 points and also
dominated the boards with 7
rebounds. Shipwash finished.
with 12 points.

SANTA FE:
Continued from page Bl

current Dean of Students atA.L.
Mebane Middle School.
Williams previously served as
both the head coach of the
Raiders boys and girls
basketball, teams during the
1980s. He also had a stint as the.
head coach of Santa Fe's junior
varsity boys team, while also
serving as a varsity assistant
under former Raiders' head
boys coach Rick Swain.
Williams was an assistant
during Santa Fe's boys
program's run to the final four
in 1999.


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Santa Fe point guard Steven Shipwash looks to shoot a floater
Tuesday against Suwannee in Raider Gym.


Santa Fe has managed to rip
through the first part of its
schedule without one blemish.
After starting the season off
with a blowout win over Fort
White, the Raiders mounted a
19-point comeback to defeat
Columbia in overtime. Santa
Fe then hit the road last Friday
and Saturday for back-to-back.
district trips to Middleburg and
Ridgeview. The Raiders had no
problem dismissing the
Broncos of Middleburg on
Friday night and then took
control late in a tight game


When Williams accepted the
job in September to coach the
girls program, he inherited a
program that has advanced to
the regional playoffs for 12
straight seasons and has won
district titles in five of the last
six years.
"I think I am (still playing
catch up)," said Williams. "You
just expect so much, you want
them to be at a certain level."
The Raiders also had
promising performances from
Curnika Pierre, Dymesia
Garrison and Shanice Jackson.
All three Raiders scored eight
points against Gainesville on
Tuesday night.


against Ridgeview.
The Raiders will face district-
foe Baker County on Friday
night in Raider Gym with a 7:30
p.m. tip off time. Santa Fe then
returns to action on Saturday
night with a contest against P.K.
Yonge at 7:30 p.m at home.
According to Harris, the
Raiders are encouraging fans to
purchase and wear black Raider
t-shirts and wear them on
Saturday night in a black-out
.effort against the Blue Wave.
Adam Boukari can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.

Santa Fe plays host to
Bradford tonight in a Class 4A,
District-3 contest. Last season,
the Tornadoes defeated the
Raiders in a buzzer beater win
for the district championship.
Williams expects another close
match up.
"It's going to be ahard fought,
game," he explained. "We've
got to play hard, take care of the
basketball and put the ball in the
basket if we do that we will be
victorious."
Adam Boukari can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


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1. Hate Florida, or 2.
Cannot admit the truth) came
over a Gators team that still
scored 30 with an ailing
Tim Tebow. Granted, UF still
may not have won if he was
100%, but who knows?

5. Mikey has less beef with
LSU than Ohio State to tell you
the trith. Hopefully we can
admit the Big 10 had somewhat
of a down year this year (see
Michigan, Wisconsin, Penn
State, etc.), and the Buckeye's
non-conference schedule looked
like this (do not adjust your
newspaper, these are really the
actual teams): Youngstown State,
Akron, Washington and Kent
State. What?!!!

Oh, and this just in...

6. Mikey has just discovered
that whenever you spell check
something that contains the
"word" LSU, the computer
suggests replacing the word with
"LUST." Hey, how can you
argue with a redeeming quality
like that?

Obviously, there are more
questions to be answered and full
columns to be devoted to this
subject between now and
January 7, 2008, so stay tuned.
Mikey will say this for the
scourge of humanity, a.k.a. the
BCS (at least from a sports
columnist's point of view),
however. If there was a playoffin
place right now, we would be
merely talking about match ups
right now (not a totally bad thing,
but...).
As it is now, and not that I
agree with it, 'there is a
PLETHORA of fodder at my
disposal this time of year.

Like, why not Hawaii?
Mikey absolutely gives
Hawaii credit for what they have
done this season, and believe me,
Georgia had better do the same
(see last year's Boise
State/Oklahoma Fiesta Bowl).
But, that might also be the
problem, I have, to give them
credit for all the reasons why
they finished 12-0.
Hawaii's in the Western


Athletic Conference (a non-BCS
conference to begin with), and
their non-conference schedule
makes Ohio State's non-
conference slate look like the
gauntlet: Northern Colorado,
Louisiana Tech, Charleston
Southern and Washington.
Which brings me to another
point.
People, yes you and me, need
to realize that by just arbitrarily
"adding" a playoff to college
football won't solve everything
(even though it is time to start the
process), especially when an
Ohio State or Hawaii can
schedule junior varsity teams,
hope for a down year in their
conference and still make it into
the upper echelon bowls.
The matter goes way deeper
than most people realize.
Does there need to be some
kind of playoff system?
Let me try to say in the most
logical way.
ABSOLUTELY.
However, there must be more
thought put into it than that if we
hope to get it right someday.
Regardless of how anyone
feels, EVERYONE involved has
a passionate (and probably
S legitimate) argument,, which
means EVERYONE involved is
passionate over college football.

Want to weigh in, and get
published?
Send Mikey your thoughts on
the BCS or anything to do with
this college football season and
Mikey will try and run it in this
space each week leading up to
the BCS title game.
Just a few rules, though.
Mikey only requires you keep
your rant to 100 words or less,
keep it clean (somewhat) and
provide a first name and the city
in which you live.
Send to
mdaroza@alachuatoday.com

There's a rumor in the air...
For all you Night Ranger and
80's hair band freaks like Mikey,
that was not the chorus of the
song.
No, it's my attempt at
describing the most current wave
of scuttlebutt concerning who
might be named the new head
football coach at Santa Fe High.
Sources are telling Mikey that
the new guy will be named at the


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY

OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance on December 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing
will be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 08 06

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE AMENDMENT OF
THE OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS; AMENDING THE
OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS FROM AGRICULTURAL
TO COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE (CI) ON
APPROXIMATELY 5.6 ACRES, LOCATED AT 11202
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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, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or at the Office of the City Clerk, 15100 NW 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, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal
any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 462-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public
hearing.
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team's football banquet on
Monday night in a surprise
presentation.
Mikey knows at least one
candidate that interviewed, and
according to them, the list for the
real replacement for the outgoing
Bart Brooks is a short one.
One of the latest rumors flying
around is that Dwayne Dixon is
the man.
Dixon, who is an SF grad from
1980, as far as Mikey knows, is
currently the wide receivers
coach at Ohio'University, having
joined that staff in June of 2007
after spending two years in the
same position at North Carolina
State.
Dixon will be in town on
Saturday to have his jersey
retired in a ceremony during
halftime at the P.K. Yonge/Santa
Fe basketball game at Raider
Gym.
Dixon spent 15 years at his
alma mater, Florida, including
the title of assistant head coach
from 1995-'99 and 2003-'04

One thing to remember when
totally discounting whether a
sophomore can win a
prestigious award like the
Heisman...
Yes, I knoiw I said last week
that I would shut up about Tebow
and the Hesiman, and I am.
Sort of.
Up until 2001, no player in the
history of college football had
ever won the Walter Payton
Award (Division I-AA's
equivalent to I-A's Heisman
Trophy) as an underclassman.
That is, until Georgia
Southern's (and Santa Fe High's
very. own) Adrian Peterson won'
it as a sophomore that year,
rushing for 2,704 yards (353
carries) and 40 TDs in 15 total
games.
Peterson (no, not the one that
played for Oklahoma and now
with the Vikings) has come up
big for his Chicago Bears lately,
scoring (more like carrying five
defenders into the endzone) for a
late touchdown in the overtime
win against Denver two weeks
ago, and he ran for 67 yards and
caught seven passes for 82 yards
in the loss to the Giants on
Sunday.
Mike DaRoza can be reached
at mdaroza@alachuatoday.com.





B4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007


PANTHERS:
Continued from page B1
sore shoulder and led Newberry
with 141 yards on 16 carries which
included a dazzling 84-yard
touchdown run.
But it was the second-ranked
Seminoles (12-1) who started the
game by chewing up almost six
minutes on their opening drive.
Chase Vamadore booted a 32-yard
field goal to give Florida High the
early 3-0 edge at the 6:12 mark.
While the Seminbles took some
time to score their points, the
Panthers answered right back in
quick fashion. On the second play of
Newberry's first possession, which
started at the 6:03 mark, Ivey bolted
84 yards, running through and
around Florida High defenders on
his way to the end zone which
stopped the clock showing 5:06. The
impressive and exciting run which
gave the Panthers a 7-3 lead, left the
players on Seminoles sideline with a
surprised and conceded look upon
their faces.
Florida High's level of concern
got even worse as standout running
back Santuan McGee fumbled on
the fourth play of its ensuing
possession. Josh Pardo recovered
the loose ball for the home team on
Florida High's 32-yard line. After
Ivey's 20-yard run, quarterback Guy
Brown scampered 12 yards and
dove into the end zone for the 14-3
lead with 3:17 left in the opening
period. At that point, Newberry had
run just four plays from scrimmage
and scored a pair of touchdowns.
Both teams went scoreless in the
second quarter and the Panthers
carried their 11-point lead into the
third period until Robinson's first
score gave his team its biggest lead
of the night.
The senior cut across the field to
pick off a pass from Florida High
quarterback Kyle Stewart. Robinson
got a hand on the ball, but bobbled it
as he was trying to pull it in during
his return. But he eventually secured
the ball and raced 40 yards to the end
zone to put Newbery ahead 21-3
with 4:42 left in the third period.
"If I'm not getting it nobody is
going to get it, I felt it was mytall,"
said Robinson, who plays both
defensive back and wide receiver. "I
was just trying to make sure I had
the ball. It was hard, Ikept looking at
it, but I wasn't going to let it hit the
ground."
However, the Seminoles stayed in
the game as Shandale Pearson
barreled into the end zone from one-
yard out. Instead ofthe ensuing extra
point, Oye Ojo, the holder, took the
snap and ran across the goal line on
a swinging gate play for the two-
point conversion. That made it a 21-
11 game with two minutes left in the


third period.
Florida High forced Newberry to
punt on its ensuing possession and
got the ball back to start the fourth
quarter looking to slice into that
deficit even more. However, McGee
fumbled again which was initially
recovered by Newbeny's Ryan
Brown, who then fumbled, before
Ivey secured the loose ball.
The Panthers then dipped into
their bag of tricks and again
surprised Florida High. On its first
play from scrimmage after the
fumble, Guy Brown took the snap
and handed the ball to Ivey, who was
headed to the far sideline. He then
flipped the ball to Ryan Brown,
cutting back across to the near side.
The junior then stopped and hit a
wide open Robinson for a 51- ard
touchdown that gave the Panthers
some breathing room again at 28-11
with 10:32 remaining in the game.
"I just kind of walked and threw
them offto make them think it was
arun andthenIjust ran out a little bit
and he.(Ryan Brown) saw me open
and hit me with the pass," said
Robinson of the 42 reverse option
pass. "We have been working on it
since day one. It was the best time
for it."
Still the Seminoles weren't
through as Stewart turned in a 43-
yard touchdown run on the ensuing
possession which provided the
eventual final margin with 8:43 to
go. Vamadore tried to make it a one-
possession game, but his 47-yard
field goal attempt was wide right
with just under 2:30 to go. The
Seminoles did get the ball back one
final time but four incomplete
passes, the last broken up by
Robinson, ended their hopes of
playing for a state title. Guy Brown
ran out the closing seconds as the
capacity crowd erupted.
"You set some goals and you talk
about things you want to accomplish
and you try to sell it your team and
most of them you hope buy into it,"
said Keeler. "This group has gone
well beyond just buying into it, they
have totally sold out on it."
Xavier Woods added 20 yards
rushing, while Pardo, who had
seven tackles and the fumble
recovery helped validate preseason
talk of playing for the state
championship. Darrell Simon also
had an interception in one of the
biggest wins in school history.
Phillip Wamer nailed four extra
points, sent five kickoffs into the end
zone for a touchback anddrilled four
punts for an average of 40 yards per
kick.
The Panthers ran for 202 yards on
31 carries and still managed to come
out with the win despite being out
gained by the Seminoles, who ran
for 323 yards on 48 carries.
For Florida High, Stewart was 7-


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Panther head coach Tommy Keeler coaches from the sideline
last Friday in his team's state semifinal win over Florida High.


for-27 passing for 74 yards with the
pair of interceptions. The junior also
had 67 yards rushing on four carries
and the touchdown. McGee led the
Seminoles with 192 rushing yards
on 26 carries, but was plagued by
the two fumbles.
"Our defense played an
outstanding game," Keeler said. "W
e didn't give up the big plays."
On the injury front, Keeler said he
expects Ivey and the rest ofhis team
to be at 100 percent for Saturday's
state championship game.
"He (Ivey) had a great first halt;"
said the coach, who will also be
coaching in his first state
championship game in 13 years as a
head coach. "Our favorite play is to
smash it up in there with him (Ivey).
I thought if we could win this game
without having to do that, I thought
he would be 100 percent for the state
final. It worked out well for us."
With one game left to play,
Newberry will be gunning for the
school's first state championship in
football. The Panthers will also try to
be just the second team in school
history to finish with an undefeated
record. While the 1987 Panthers
were the most recent team prior to
this year's club, to finish 10-0 in the
regular season they lost in the
playoffs. According to Keeler, the
1967 Panthers, which were honored
at halftime of Friday's game,
finished that season 10-0 but did not
participate in the playoffs.
Newberry also moved up to 17th
in the latest Beef O Brady's Top 25,
which ranks the top teams in Florida
regardless of classification. Pahokee
is ranked second in that poll and is
ranked 10th nationally by Sports
Illustrated.
In fact, Newberry actually
appeared in this week's issue of


Sports Illustrated. In the brief
description of each of its top-10
ranked teams, Newberry is listed as
Pahokee's next opponent.
"We're excited, yet we're still
focused," said Keeler, who posted a
2-8 mark with the Panthers in 2005,
before guiding them to a 6-5 record
and a regional playoff appearance
last season. "We're not ready to-quit
yet and we're not ready for the
season to be over."
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


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addition to a pair of travel ball
friends, Presbyterian head coach
Dave Majeski has local ties as
well. Majeski served as an
assistant coach to the University
of Florida just a few seasons ago
and was also the head baseball
coach for the Raiders prior to that.
"I think it's going to be a lot
different," said Fortson who has
known Majeski since age 10. "I
think it's going to be more like a
job and I'm kind of nervous. I
think I'll start. I think it's going to
b a long process but I have to earn
my position."
Majeski is equally as excited to
have Fortson.
"Morgan is a person of high
energy and possesses a great
work ethic," said Majeski in a
statement. "Her drive and
determination is infectious and
easily is my favorite kind of
athlete to coach. She loves to hit
and has a very strong arm to go
with it. I cannot wait to see what
heights she will reach."
Fortson has helped the Raiders
to a regional final appearance in
2005 and batted a .628 last
season, the best average on the
team. Fortson also roped in two
homeruns last season for Santa
Fe. She says it's her teammates
she'll miss the most when she


leaves for Presbyterian.
"I'm going to miss being able
to play with all my friends," said
Fortson. "I guess they're the ones
that make it fun really. I wanted
to be able to just make the
decision (prior to the start of the
season) and have fun my senior
year."
The Santa Fe softball season
doesn't kick off until early
January, but Fortson says she
thinks her team can be successful,
especially in their district.
"We should at least win
districts and hopefully it can be a
learning process," admitted
Fortson. "We have a lot of young
girls but I. think the seniors on the
team have to step up."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT
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CAROLINA

Case No. 2:97-cv-897

TO:
Kathleen Marie Gardner
Last Known Address:
1000 SW 52nd Avenue, Apt. 162
Gainesville, FL 32608

ORDER

Kathleen MarieGardner
vs.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation,
et al.

THIS MATTER came before
me on November 27, 2007.
Having reviewed the information
provided by Plaintiff's counsel,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

1. THAT Plaintiff's counsel
be relieved from further action in
this matter.

2. THAT this Order be
published in a newspaper of
general circulation in the
Gainesville, Florida, area, once
a week for three consecutive
weeks, advising Plaintiff she has
sixty (60) days from the date of
the last publication to obtain
new counsel and that new
counsel shall communicate with
this Court, or Plaintiff may
advise this Court at the address
and phone below of her
intention to appear without
counsel within,the allotted time.

3. THAT in the event Plaintiff
does not respond 'to the
published notice within the
allotted time, this Court will take
such action as it deems just and
proper, including dismissal of
this case.


IT IS SO ORDERED this 36th
day of November, 2007, at
Charleston, S.C.

The Honorable Sol Blatt, Jr.
Senior United States District
Judge
United States District Court
District of South CarOlina
Post Office Box 835
Charleston, SC 29402
Phone: (843) 579-1470

(Published December 6,
13, 20, 2007)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR ALACHUA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 01-07CP1704
Division A

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD JOHN REGAN
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS.

The administration of the
estate of DONALD JOHN
REGAN, deceased, whose date
of death was August 20, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
ALACHUA County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of
which is 201 E. University
Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32602-
0600. The names and
addresses 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 ON 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 November 29,
2007.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:

RICHARD T. HURT
Attorney for DONALD JOHN
REGAN 11
Florida Bar No. 238181
Akerman Senterfitt
420 South Orange Avenue,
12th Floor.
P.O. Box 231
Orlando, FL 32802
Telephone: (407) 423-4000
Fax: (407) 843-6610

Personal Representative:
DONALD JOHN REGAN II
401 N.W. 39 Street, Unit C
Gainesville, Florida 32607
(Pub;: November 29
& December 6, 2007)


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Found very sweet & friendly cat
- dark tabby with 4 white paws.
Found off CR 337 and Gilchrest
county line road outside High
Springs. Please call 386-454-
8810, cannot keep.


C&R Produce, 13789 NW US
Hwy 441, Alachua has Fresh
Cut NC Frasier Firs & Live
Potted Trees, Fresh Cut
Mustard Greens, Turnips &
Collards, Vine Ripe Tomatoes,
Local Yellow Squash, Zucchini,
Local Georgia Jet Sweet
Potatoes, Cucumbers, Bell
Peppers, Local Honey & Silver
Queen Corn, Cabbage, Lettuce,
Foothills Butter, Amish Jellies
and Jams Brown Eggs; N.


Carolina Apples & Apple Cider.
Call 386-462-6158





J&K Canine Academy is hiring
part-time Kennel Technicians to
work in the Kennel Training area
in High Springs. Weekends
required. Contact 386-454-
3647 or email admin@jkk9.com
Caregiver positions in High
Springs area. Full-
time/Evenings & Weekends.
Must be dependable, CPR/First
Aid certified. FDLE check
required. $10/hr with
experience. 386-418-0103 or
352-316-3683.
Quit long-haul, run regional
and HAVE IT ALLI $.45 PER
MILE. Home most weekends!
Newest Equipment! Miles! Great
Benefits! Everything!


HEARTLAND EXPRESS (800)
441-4953 www.heartland
express.com.
GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS
Are you tired of minimum pay
and no benefits?. It all starts
here! We provide training in
various technical fields. Receive
great pay while in training, 100%
medical and dental coverage,
and more. No experience
necessary. 17-34 year olds H.S.
Grads. Call 1-800-342-8123
Mon Fri.
Mechanic needed for small
but busy high springs
business. Pay based on
experience. Non smoking
workplace. Call 386-454-0520
or fax resume to 386-454-0513
Drivers-Flatbed Recent
Average $927.00/wk Late
Model Equipment, Strong
Freight Network, 401K, Blue
Cross insurance (800)771-6318
www.primeinc.com.


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Fax


Computer Services
Spreadsheet
Database Design Data Entry
File Storage/Maintenance


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Bulk Mail Permit Meter Stamps
Direct Imprint Labels Import Lists PurchaseLists
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Advertising Awards Novelties
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recent OTR required (800)635-
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Drivers Top Pay & Excellent
Hometime! We Train Car
Haulers! Superior Benefits Pkg!
CDL-A w/2yrs OTR exp. 800-
889-8139
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT-.
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local &
National OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new
equipment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.


Part-time, home-based Inter-
net business. Earn $941 per
month or much more. Flexible
hours. Training provided. No


selling required.
www.K348.com.


FREE details.


Chief of Police
The City of Alachua is seeking
an individual for the Chief of
Police position. Candidate must
possess a thorough knowledge
of police administration,
excellent communication &
management skills, strong
leadership qualities, ability to
perform law enforcement
activities & understand the
dynamics of working in a rural &
diverse community. Must have
excellent skills in employee
relations, budget preparation, &
building and maintaining active
community partnerships.


The Chief reports directly to the
City Manager and has the
overall responsibility for the
operations & administration of
the police department.
Requires a bachelor's degree in
law enforcement, criminal
justice, public administration or
other related area & certified as
a police officer by the State of
Florida. Requires ten (10) years
of progressively responsible
exp. with five (5) years in a
command/supervisory capacity.
Excellent benefit package.
Salary negotiable. To apply,
please submit a letter of interest,
resume with current salary &
City of Alachua employment
application to:. Human
Resources Dept., City of
Alachua, Attn: Chief of Police
Position, P.O. Box 9, Alachua,
FL 32616-0009. Additional info:
(386) 418- 6100, Email:
tcain@cityofalachua.com or


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PORTABLE BUILDINGS & CARPORTS


FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
Providing care for the whole family
* Appointments Recommended
* Diabetes, HTN NEW HOURS:
* Cardiovascular Disease
SAnnual PE's /Monday-Thursday
* Drug Screening 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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* Most Insurance Accepted 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


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including Federal Benefits and
OT Get your exam guide
materials now. (866)713-4492
USWA. Fee Req.
Get Crane Trained! Crane/
Heavy Equip Training. National
Certification. Placement Assis-
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Georgia School of Construction.
www.Heavy5.com Use code
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REFINANCE/CASH OUT
PURCHASE
Less Than Perfect Credit OK
Self Employed/
No Income Verification
Manufactured Homes
Commercial Property
Agricultural Land &
Working Farms
Lot and Acreage Financing
ALL TYPE OF PROGRAMS
AVAILABLE
LET US STRUCTURE A LOAN
TO FIT YOUR NEEDS
1-877-346-0100/Kymco
Mortgage


Sharden Acres
21589 NW 172nd Road, High
Springs, Lot 13 New well
appointed manufactured home,
pick your colors. 2000 sq ft.
starting at $ 149, 900, 1800 sq
ft. starting at $144,900. 1600 sq
ft. starting at $139,900. Owner
financing available, city water,
paved street, street lights. 352-
373-7394


CITY OF ALACHUA Beautiful
corner lot on paved street.
Walk to restaurants and antique
shops. Great neighborhood.
Owner Financing! NO DOWN
PAYMENT! Only $462.mo.
$44,900.00. 352-215-1018.


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4.5 Acres Well, Septic,
Cleared nice Hardwoods. 7
miles North of 'Gainesville, of
156th Ave. 386-462-4989


DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT
w/LOG CABIN only $89,900.
Fish from your front porch
(2,100 sqft. log home package)
on wooded lakefront In park-like
setting. Gorgeous Tennessee
lake in private community.
Excellent financing. Call now
(888)792-5253, x.1650.
5000 sq ft custom built home
on 10 acres. Includes stocked
pond, dock, pond house,
located 10 minutes south of
Tifton, GA. Great location! Call
Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.


VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5 acres
riverfront on Big Reed Island
Creek near New River State
Park, fishing, view, private, good
access $89,500 (866)789-8535.
U.S. Marshals Auction Ft.
Lauderdale, FL SFH 3BR/2BA
1,451+/- sq ft. Min Bid $141,471.
Bid online 12/10 12/12
www.bid4assets.com/NWT2.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL &
COLORFUL FALL FOLIAGE!
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments. CHER-
OKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee
mountainrealty.com Call for free
brochure (800)841-5868.
U.S. Marshals Auction
Bradenton, FL SFH 3BR/2BA
1,680+/- sq ft. Min Bid $94,250.
Bid online 12/18 12/20
www.bid4assets.com/BFL2.
3-35 Acre Tracts near
Moultrie, GA. Wooded acreage
with lots of paved road frontage.
$8,000 per acre. Call Norris
Bishop Realty @ (229)890-
1186.






$450 for furnished master
bedroom with private entry and
half bath in quaint downtown
Alachua home utilities included
One adult No pets 250 security
deposit 352-284-6845.


High Springs quiet ,safe 1
BR apt. on water. Great view.
next to, state park and river.
500/month references,
386 454 7562 or 352 318 4602
leave message


For rent/ new home in
Savannah Station. 3BR/2BA.
$1,250 per month. Call Robert
at 352-258-5009
New one-bedroom house on
10 acres. Six miles north of
Alachua. Utilities included. No
dirt roads. $200/week, first, last
and deposit. 352-514-4356 cell
or 386-462-3084.





54" Big Screen TV, has paid
warranty through May 2008.
$500 OBO! 386-462-4805


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

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COIN & JEWELRY GALLERY
(Formerly National Coin Investors)
IN THE MILLHOPPER SHOPPING CENTER
2007 NW 43RD ST., GAINESVILLE, FL
1-800-330-1555 OR 352-378-3983



'ISTEEN

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Dump Truck Drivers;
Operators: Dozer, Excavator,
Loader, Motor Grader;
Survey Crew

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


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10f6 SE 4th St. Gainesville
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DISCOUNT SHEDS USA!
Financing Available! 100
Aluminum & Steel Portable
Buildings in Stock. Corner of
Waldo Road and NE 31 Avenue.
5-Acres of Buildings. Call
352/373-6294, 352/372-0304 or
1-800-559-2449, Gainesville.


All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to 100x250
Factory direct to contractor or
customer. (800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS Buyers
Market Up to %50 off any size
- can erect www.scg-grp.com
Leja Construction 352-538-0183


1/2 Cord $65
1 Cord $125
386-462-4989
Firewood for Sale
Oak Wood Seasoned Split
1/2 cord stack $75
386-462-1999


Playstation3, 60 GB, brand
new $430. 352-316-6553.


Community Resource Coor-
dinator Conduct outreach to
locate & link members. HS
Diploma, 2 yrs community
outreach experience, data entry
skills. Bi-lingual preferred.
Home-based, flexible work &
excellent benefits.

RN Care Managers Empower
Your Patient! Community-
based RN Care Managers for
Disease Management program
through patient educ. & care
coordination. Position offers:
flexible work environment & ex.
benefits. Local travel; 2 yrs
clinical exp.; 1 yr. exp w/chronic
condition management (ie
HIV/AIDS, AST, DIA and/or HF
pts.); high speed internet
connection req. Bilingual a plus.
Include email address on
resume and fax to 800-586-
9951. EOE


Multi Family Garage Sale,
Month of December. In the Star
Image Building. 305 SW 250th
Street, Newberry.
GOOD STUFF!


55 Gallon Drums, Steel $10,
Poly $15. 386-462-4989
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from home. Medical, business,
paralegal, computers,, criminal
justice. Job placement
assistance. Financial aid and
computer provided if qualified.
Call (866)858-2121,
www.OnlineTidewaterTech.com.


CHRISTMAS TREES CHOOSE
& CUT & PRECUT AT
JONES' TREE FARM
1230 N.W 95th St., Branford, FL
(386)953-3549
Gilchrist County...follow
signs...South of Santa Fe River,
take "138" (East of "129" or West
of "47") to N.W. 7th Terrace.
16 acres of CYPRESS, SAND
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TREE STANDS, WREATHS,
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Open Daily 10 A.M. to 6:30
P.M. with Lighted Tree Lot
Nov. 22 through Dec. 23.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Job placement
assistance. CALLAviation Institute
of Maintenance (888)349-5387.


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Unclaimed storage lots.
GATOR MOVING
& STORAGE
505 NW 53 Ave., Gainesville.
December 8, 2007, 10 a.m.
Household goods.


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Truck Tool Boxes.
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Help make the holidays brighter for 0
the men and women that have to be (*
away from their families.


Some item, needed are:
ronoperishable food Items
Socks
DVD. CDs
Magazines and books
Personal Hygiene items soap. toothpaste toothbrushes shaving
cream, deodorant, etc
Snacks chips microwave popcorn nut; etc
Boot Insole
Drink mix packets
Hard candy
Please drop off items or monetary donations to
SunState Federal Credi Union
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By December 6th for Christmas delivery


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C4 ALACIUA COUNTY TODAY REAL ESTATE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007


NOW is the time to


buy a new home!
Come see the Secret ofAlachua. Kingsland is a brand new subdivision
ith a cit' park coming soon to the heart of the neighborhood.
CALL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING OF THESE
HOMES THAT ARE PRICED TO SELL AT TENS OF THOUSANDS
s_ OF DOLLARS BELOW APPRAISAL VALUE!


Damon
Watson
352-215-6986


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GREAT HOME FOR A GREAT Home on 5 acres in River Rise Asteal currently priced thousands Incredible new home has
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Beautifully landscaped arn .'lIe Great home, location & pnce. tie.. Energy Efficiency means more 2 BR/2BA. 1072 sq ft townhouse
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RICK BABSSTON/Alachua County Today
Matt Robinson (left) and Antwan Ivey have helped propel the Panthers into the Class 2B State Championship to be held
on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Orlando's Citrus Bowl.


St. Party like it's 1992


Newberry Pahokee S Newberry played championship is not something One For ,
13-0 13- for the Class 2A state every coach and player T '
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What 2007 Class 2B state
championship game
Who Newberry Panthers (13-
0) vs Pahokee Blue Devils (13-0)
When Sat. Dec. 8th 1 p.m.
Where Orlando's Citrus Bowl
Tickets $10
TV Live on FSN Florida
Radio ESPN Radio AM
1230 and AM 900
,Morel info ww.fhsaa.org


title 15 years ago
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
Ed Janes said it was
one of the best
feelings in his 35
years as a high
school football coach
and Aundrae Hamilton said to
this day it is still always in his
mind.
Playing for a state


texperiencesll UUL L i s a speclll
accomplishment and lasting
memory for those who do.
While the 2007 Newberry
Panthers ready for Saturday's
Class 2B state championship
game at the Orlando Citrus Bowl,
they are not the first team in
school history to play in a state
title game.
That honor goes to the 1992
PANA1ERS on page B6


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What Newberry Panthers
send off: Fans are encouraged
to line the street of SR 26 in
downtown Newberry and
watch as the Newberry
football team leaves by bus to
Orlando for the Class 2B state
championship game.
When Fri. Dec. 7th at
approximately 10:35 a.m.
Where SR 26 in downtown
Newberry


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The Panthers celebrate last Friday following their state
semifinal win over TallahAssee Florida High at Panther Stadium.,


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2007 Newberry Panthers Football Roster

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No. 53
Paul Hope


No. 68
Steve Whitmer


No. 52
Darrell Simon


No. 64
Freddie White


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No. 27 D'Angelo Thompson
No. 58 Hank Blackwell
No. 59 Cody Rodgers
No. 62 Jake Rice
No. 70 Cody Thomas
No. 74 Tim Ringbauer
No 78 Joseph Williams
No. 84 Josh Robinson
No. 88 Caleb Robinson
No. 99 Brandon White

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Nytrell Greenlee
DeTa ious Ross
Greg Johnson
Antonio Brown
Xavier Woods
David McConnell
D'Angelo Thompson
Broderick Crawford
Tony Mendez
Justin Hunt
Boris Hadley
Alex Coppock
Ben Keeler
Chadd Buchholz
Darrell Simon
Paul Hope
Alex Tipton
Eric Torres
Hank Blackwell
Cody Rodgers
Jake Rice
Autrell Lewis
Freddie W'hite
Steve Whitmer
Cody Thomas
Travis Whitley
Tim Ringbauer
Joseph Williams
Josh Robinson
Caleb Robinson
Chris White
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Head Coach: Tonunm Keeler
As lstant Coaches: Clris Baker. BrN an Roundtree, Ray Parrish, Tony
Sclunitz. Da; e Rice. Pat Green, Karl Randolph, Jeremy Cooper,
Jereni\ Green
Principal: Hershel L\ons
Assistant Principal: Cathi Atria
Athletic Director: Tonuuii Keeler


2007 Newberry Football Special


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Cliff Olsen

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Contents

Party like it's 1992 ..............Cover
Newberry Roster ..................2
Another brick in the wall .............3
Newberry 2007 Results ..............3
Pahokee 2007 Results ................3
Newberry's atypical force ............4
Panthers face tough task in
title game ...................... 5
Pahokee Roster . . . . .5
Pahokee Roster .......... ......... .5
Panthers' Pics ................... .. 7


GO PANTHERS! GOOD LUCK SATURDAY


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Another brick in the wall Newberry Results


MIKE DAROZA
Today' Sports Columnist


It may just be one of the most
overused and most wishful
thinking of cliches in the game
of football at all levels.
"We're taking them one game
at a time."
But, as all of us learn, in 99.9
percent of those cases that ends
up being a big pile of malarkey.
Because no matter what they
say, teams all too often get way
ahead of themselves
concentrating on the bigger
games that lie ahead only to get
tripped up against lesser
opponents they failed to
properly prepare for.
Basically, they have their eyes
focused so keenly on the prize
that they inadvertently take their
eyes off what it takes to get
there.
The Newberry Panthers are
not such a team.
The Panthers have taken them
"one game at a time," winning
13 in a row 14 if you count the
preseason win over Taylor
County and now find
themselves making only their
second state championship
game appearance in school
history on Saturday against
No.1-ranked Pahokee.
But, how'd they do it?
Obviously, they lifted weights
all spring and summer, just like
everyone else.
They endured steaming late
summer temperatures, hitting,
practicing and running gassers
in two-a-days, just like
everyone else.
They worked on technique.
They ran through goal line


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of real life and
death adversity
- as opposed to
blit z ing
linebackers or
the non-life
threatening
potential of
losing football
games
organized
ordinary people
to perform
extraordinary
efforts in the


situations, practiced onside
kicks
They watched film.
Just like everyone else.
Unlike everyone else,
however, Newberry head coach
Tommy Keeler sat his team
down and told them a story.
But, this story was different
than the usual, old worn out
motivational ploy that ends up
being slapped onto the backs of
some t-shirts in the form of a
catchy slogan in September but
forgotten by October.
No, Keeler's tale had a
purpose and in a way, was a
symbolic microcosm of where
the Panthers stood at the
beginning of the season and
the kids immediately related.
He shared with his team the
biblical story of Nehemiah.
For those who are not
familiar, Nehemiah, in the face


6 And, with every
victory, the team
symbolically
painted the
initials of the
victims on the
bricks that form
the wall in
Keeler's office.


rebuilding of a huge wall that
had been in shambles around the
city of Jerusalem in just 52 days.
From that moment on,
Newberry devoted itself to
"Building the wall."
It was perfect, really.
Just three and a half years
ago, the Panthers' football
program, much like the wall
Nehemiah was confronted with
rebuilding, was in shambles.
The team that barely had
enough. players to field a roster
that could play both sides of the


and every game as
it came.
And, with every
victory, the team
symbolically
painted the initials
of the victims
underneath a
window on the
blocks that form a
wall outside
Keeler's office.
One at a time.
Game by game.
The initials of


14 teams now grace the wall.
No one outside of Panther
Nation really thought the
number of teams on that wall
would raise this high.
At this moment, only one
teams' initials are missing.
It's important to not forget
that no matter what happens on
Saturday, the triumph of this
team, this coach, this town and
this season must be regarded as
one of the greatest in Newberry
history.
It's also worthy to note that


ball, was without a coach and
direction for their future.
Winning a single football
game, much less a shot at a state
championship anytime soon
was as far away from their
minds as the distance between
Newberry and Jerusalem.
That's when Keeler arrived,
and to be honest, that's where
the building really began.
The Panthers endured a 2-8
season in Keeler's first season,
then went 6-5 the next, making a
brief appearance in the playoffs
before making a quick exit.
All the while,- the foundation
for what has become the 2007
season was being assembled.
As each opponent appeared
on the schedule this season,
Newberry did what most teams
only talk about.
They completely rededicated
themselves to focusing on each


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Pahokee is not only the No.1
team in Florida's Class 2B, but
they are also nationally ranked.
So, it's not unreasonable to
think that no one outside of
Newberry is giving this team a
snowball's chance in Haiti of
beating Pahokee.
But, as Keeler would offer,
you also have to wonder just
how many people of Jerusalem
gave Nehemiah much of a shot
either.
I'm sure most people thought
the Panthers' run would have
ended by now.
What do you think No.2-
ranked and (previously)
undefeated Florida High -
especially the players, who
misguidedly taunted the
Newberry home crowd as they
ran onto the field thought
when they drove their fancy cars
and chartered buses from
Tallahassee into a one-light
town last Friday?
Pahokee, however, isn't
Florida High.
This is a team that makes a
habit out of state championship
games.
Division I players and Mr.
Football nominees dot
Pahokee's historic roster.
Some people might ask, why
should the Panthers even show
up?
It's nice that you made your
little run and all, but now you
can take your little state
semifinal win and go away
quietly the doubters might say.
And, when you think about it
like that, heck, maybe there's
only one thing poor little
Newberry should do at this
point.
To me, it's plain and simple.
Go lay that brick boys.
Mike DaRoza can be reached at
mdarozas@alachuatoday com.


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Opponent Result
Santa Fe W 27-7
Dixie County W 21-14
Fort White W 45-7
Union County W 46-0
Hawthorne W 47-0
Chiefland W 41-0
Dunnellon W 42-3
Ocala Trinity Catholic W 23-20
P.K. Yonge W 56-7
Williston W 47-14
Jax Trinity Christian W 46-28
Ocala Trinity Catholic W 14-7
Tallahassee Fla. High W 28-18


Pahokee Results


2007


Date
Aug. 31
Sept. 7
Sept. 14
Sept. 21
Sept. 28
Oct. 5
Oct. 19
Oct. 26
Nov. 2
Nov. 9
Nov. 16
Nov. 23
Nov. 30


Site
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A
A
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H
H
H
A
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Opponent
Palm Beach Gardens
King's Academy
Palm Beach Lakes
Jupiter
Chaminade-Madonna
Mel. Central Catholic
John Carroll Catholic
Cardinal Newman
Vero Beach
Glades Central
Ft. Laud. University
King's Academy
Frostproof


Result
W 34-8
W 39-17
W 46-13
W 24-0
W41-3
W 42-6
W 47-0
W 47-0
W 25-2
W 34-24
W 62-0
W 39-10
W 41-13


Date
Aug. 31
Sept. 7
Sept. 14
Sept. 21
Sept. 28
Oct. 5
Oct. 12
Oct. 26
Nov. 2
Nov. 9
Nov. 16
Nov. 23
Nov. 30






4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY 2007 NEWBERRY FOOTBALL SPECIAL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007





Newberry's atypical force j
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* More than just

a coach's wife


By MIKE DAROZA
Today Sports Writer


NEWBERRY Just the mere
prospect of being the mother of
39 teenaged boys would be
enough to send most typical
women frantically sprinting for
their life.
Billie Keeler, apparently, is
anything but your typical
woman.
And, despite the fact that she
has yet to play a single down of
football for a Newberry
Panthers squad that has notched
13 consecutive victories this
season and have punched their
ticket to a FHSAA Class 2B
state championship showdown
with No.1-ranked Pahokee this
Saturday, Billie Keeler may just


be the heartbeat behind this
team's dream season.
That impression became more
and more apparent with each
passing moment following
Newberry's 28-18 triumph over
Florida High in the Class 2B
state semifinal.
One by one, Keeler greeted,
hugged and/or kissed every
player, coach or Panther
supporter she could wrap the
sleeves of her gray sweatshirt
around.
"This is a meant-to-be
occasion," said an ecstatic
Keeler, who along with her
husband, Tommy Keeler the
Panthers' head football coach -
came to Newberry from the
Tampa area three and a half
years ago.
"God calls you to be in
situations for a reason, and I
couldn't be happier about our


situation."
Billie said that "situation"
three and a half years ago was a
little scary for her.
Tommy Keeler was still
waiting to hear whether or not
he would land the job in
Newberry, a place neither of the
Keeler's were totally familiar
with.
"I didn't think we were
coming," Billie admitted.
"And, even when I knew we
were coming, I wasn't sure if it
was going to be the right place
for us.
"But, now I couldn't be
happier."
Billie said it didn't take very
long for her to feel welcome.
In fact, it was actually a
former Panther football player
who made sure Billie knew she
was welcome during her first
week at Newberry High.


The NHS Quarterback Club congratulates the
Panther football team, coaches, student body,

administration, and community for their success!

We also thank the community for the great support, especially during our playoff
games. You packed Panther Stadium and the environment \\as absolutely
elecnritfing! This Saturday \we need a big hometown crowd to show up in Orlando
earl., make some noise, and cheer the Panthers on!
The Quarterback Club wouldd like to recognize some businesses that helped the
football team in special \ways throughout the season. Please support the businesses.
that support Panther Football!
Hitchcock's NewberrN Market The New berry and Jonesxille Chamber
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To All Panther Fans, THANK YOU! Newberry
Football really IS back on the map!

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"One memory stands out in
my mind about the moment I
first knew this was the right
place," Billie recalled.
"I was standing at the door of
my classroom and all of a
sudden this big kid with
dread(lock)s comes up and
gives me a big hug.
"This went on for the first
three days I was here, and I
finally asked my son, Ben (who
is a student at Newberry and
Panthers football player) who
this kid was. He said, 'oh, that's
just (Antawn Ivey)' current
Newberry all-state runningback,
Antwan Ivey's brother and I
knew right then and there this
was a special place."
That seems a far stretch from
the situation Billie and her
husband could have found
themselves in.
It's been well documented, at
least locally, that during that
same period three plus years
ago, "happy times" was not
quite the case for high school
football in this sleepy north
central Florida town.
The Panthers were not only
coming off a losing season, but
had also just said goodbye to
their head coach, Dave Doner, at
the time.
Doner was the second coach
in less than five years to leave
Newberry, and both coaches
landed just up the road at rival
Santa Fe.
The number of players was
close to, or at, an all-time low,
and the outlook for the program
wasn't far behind.
Now, in just his third year
with the Panthers, Tommy has
led the school to its second state
final appearance, and to the
brink of its first ever football
state championship.
"I can hardly explain this
feeling; it's a dream come true,"
Tommy said.
"I keep telling people, but I
don't think they fully
understand. This team truly
loves one another."
Wins, especially those of the
playoff variety tend to make a
team happier than usual, but
according to Tommy, it's
different here.
And he attributes much of
why Newberry is such a tight-
knit group to his wife of 22
years.


especially if they can deliver a
state championship home from
the Orlando Citrus Bowl come
Saturday.
Ironically, however, as most
of the town heads to Orlando
this weekend to watch their
beloved football team chase a
dream, most of them will have
no idea that one of the MVP's of
this team has never ran for a
touchdown, caught a pass or has
even once been in a huddle this
season.
But, if they're interested,
Billie Keeler should be pretty
easy to spot during the game.
She's the one with the smile as
big as the crowds that have
recently filled Panther Stadium
throughout this postseason, and
a heart as big as the water tower
that stands in the center of town
overlooking it all.
Oh, and she'll also be the busy
one with 39 sons and one
husband dressed in blue and
gold.
"She's on the go non-stop, for
this school, this team,
everything," Tommy said with a
smile.
"And, she puts up with me."
Mike DaRoza can be reached at
mdaroza@alachluatodcy. com.


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Billie Keeler, wife of Newberry head football coach Tommy
Keeler, hugs Panther wide receiver Matt Robinson last Friday.


"She's the most incredible
person I've ever met," Tommy
explained.
"She has really taken this
team under her wing with all the
things she does. And, she loves
it. She's always smiling and
laughing, so I know how much
it means to her."
Tommy said his wife
generally starts her weekdays
around 4:30 a.m.
By 7:30 a.m., he adds, she's
tutoring kids "on her own time."
Then, from the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes work on
Thursday to baking muffins for
the team on other nights, Billie
is always on the go.
And that doesn't even include
the time she devotes to work or
the precious moments she
spends with her family.
Except now, her family seems
to have grown considerably
since she and Tommy first
stepped on Newberry High's
campus.
The synergy of the Keeler's,
the football team and the entire
town has not only created the
perfect storm in Newberry, but
also has each of them venturing
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* Newberry battles nationally
ranked and defending state
champion Pahokee
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
Newberry head football
coach Tommy Keeler has
heard the talk about what
some people are saying
about Saturday's Class 2B
state championship game when his
Panthers face off against nationally
ranked and defending state champion
Pahokee.
"That's what everybody wants to say,
that we're the underdogs and they talk
about David and Goliath," Keeler said.
"They (Pahokee Blue Devils) have been
here before and I'm sure they are going to
be well prepared. But we have nothing to
lose, we're bringing an undefeated record
(13-0) in there, our kids are playing well,
we have great support and the conditions
are ripe."
The conditions could be just that for
the Panthers, ranked third in Class 2B, as
they face the top-ranked Blue Devils (13-
0) for the state title in the Orlando Citrus
Bowl at 1 p.m.
But it won't be easy as Newberry easily
faces its toughest task of what has been a
special season. The Panthers currently
own the best record in school history,
captured their first district title since
1998, posted the first perfect 10-0 regular
season mark since 1987 and will be
making the program's first
championship-game appearance since
1992.
"Look how far we have come from
where we started and where we are
today," said Keeler, who guided the
Panthers to 2-8 mark in his first season
before going 6-5 and making the playoffs
a year ago. "Why be satisfied now, why
change anything we have been doing and
believing in now? We have another game
to play and another opportunity to beat
somebody."
That somebody is a Blue Devils
program that has won four state
championships and has three state runner
up finishes. Since Class 2B existed
beginning in the 2003 season, Pahokee
has played for the title every year. The
Blue Devils won the 2B championship in
2003, 2004 and 2006, while finishing as


runner ups in 2005.
Pahokee has advanced to the regional
playoffs 23 times in the last 35 years and
has won at least one playoff game in all
but two of those seasons.
"My hat is off to them, they have done
a great job coaching these kids and
getting these kids to play together,"
Keeler said. "They have built a
tremendous program, there is no doubt
about that."
After watching the Blue Devils on
film, Keeler said Pahokee is definitely
the best team his club will have seen this
year. He said they are big, fast and very
athletic.
Janoris Jenkins, a Florida commitment
at cornerback, is second for the Blue
Devils in rushing with 726 yards and 14
touchdowns. Vincent Smith leads the
Pahokee ground attack with 1,101 yards
and 12 touchdowns, while quarterback
Anthony Sheppard is 103-
for-178 passing this season "Our
for 1,906 yards and 19 v y
touchdowns. Sheppard has
also run for 314 yards and six going
touchdowns for Pahokee, game
which despite playing a think
loaded schedule has now won gOingt |
27 straight games dating back To-
to last season.
The Blue Devils' defense
has recorded four shutouts
this year and is led by Jatavious Miller's
133 tackles and Carlos Lammons' 123
tackles. Artis Evans has posted a team-
best 11 quarterback sacks this fall.
Pahokee has outscored its opponents
527-102 this year.
"This is a team that has an outstanding
running back and they'll try to spread out
our defense," Keeler said. "They run a 52
defense and they are big and physical.
They're the fastest team we will have
seen and I'm sure they're one of the
fastest teams in the state."
Newberry will counter with all-state
running back Antwan Ivey, who has
rushed for 2,335 yards and 31
touchdowns this season. According to
Keeler, Ivey has scholarship offers from
Bethune-Cookman, Wofford and Carson-
Newman and has official visits scheduled
for Ohio University, The Citadel and
Middle Tennessee. Ivey has also
generated interest from Florida
International, Florida A&M and


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While Ivey is Newberry's most
publicized weapon, the Panthers have
also received 674 yards and eight
touchdowns from fullback Xavier
Woods. Quarterback Guy Brown is 30-
for-52 passing for 523 yards and six
touchdowns this season while also
running for 252 yards and seven
touchdowns. Kicker Phillip Warner has
also been a weapon for Newberry this fall
kicking five field goals while also
averaging just over 40 yards per punt.
The Panthers defense has also posted
three shutouts and is led by Antonio
Brown's 141 tackles and Benny Hadley's
123 stops this year. Alex Coppock has
seven quarterback sacks to lead the
Panthers. Newberry has outscored its
opponents 483-125 this season.
"We don't have an extensive
playbook," Keeler said. "But whatever
we have in there we are
kids are going to use and we have
:nfident been working on it."
The coach also said that
nto this after his team arrives in
and we Orlando on Friday
we're afternoon they plan on
Swin." attending the Class 1A state
Swn r championship game that
ny Keeler c
ny Ke r evening in order to get a feel
erry coach for The Citrus Bowl.
"Obviously we're excited,
but none of us (players or coaches) have
ever experienced anything like this,"
Keeler said. "I think this is great for the
student body, the administration, the
teachers, everybody is so pumped for this
thing."
The coach also said that Newberry
band is taking a bus down to the game
and that one or two spirit buses for
students and faculty only are also
scheduled to bring down additional
Panther fans.
"We have a state championship game
to play, we are going to play our game
and we expect good things to happen, we
are confident, but we're not cocky,"
Keeler said. "Our kids are very confident
going into this game and we think we're
going to win."
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@oalachuatoday.com or by calling (386)
462-3355.


Pahokee Roster


No.
1
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
30
32
33
34
35
39
40
41
44
49
52
53
54
55
58
60
61
64
66
69
80
81
83
84
85


Name
JANORIS JENKINS
MARTAVIOUS ODOMS
ARTIS EVANS
ANTAVIOUS WILSON
ANTHONY SHEPPARD
JATAVIOUS MILLER
NUKEESE RICHARDSON
CARLOS LAMMONS
MARCUS WASHINGTON
WILLIE HICKMAN
BRANDIN HAWTHORNE
JARVIS BRYD
ANDREAL JOHNSON
NORMAN GRIFFITH
RAHEEM BUXTON
CHRIS DENT
ARTIST FORD
JEFFERY DAVERNE
TYRONE HILL
VINCENT SMITH
JAQUAYPERDUE
MERRILL NOEL
COREYHILL
DENNIS DORTCH
OTHNIEL HARVEY
ZACHARYALLEN
FONTIAHOPSON
TOMMIE GILBERT
CURTIS DALEY
TIMOTHY BAKER
DEMETRIUS DOTTING
TOMMY REGIS
MIGUEL RODGRIGUEZ
JAQUAN BENTLEY
DONALD HESTER
MICANOR REGIS
DORAL WILLIS
OSCAR BLAKE
WILLIS BOWLES
CAMERON MCKELLAR
ANTONIO FORD
TYRONE CAMPBELL
RICHARDASH
DEJOUSHA JOHNSON
DENNIS HALL
LANIER BARNES
DEXTER HOLMES
MARCUS HUNTER


Grade
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
JR
JR
SR
JR
JR
JR
SR
JR
SO
SR
SR
SO
SR
JR
SO
SO
SO
JR
SO
SO
SO
JR
JR
JR
JR
SO
FR
JR
JR
SR
SO
SR
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JR
SO
JR
SO
SO
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WR
TE/DE
WR
QB
LB
WR/SS
LB
FB
CB
LB
CB
FS
TE/DE
QB
WR
WR
CB
RB
RB
DB
DB
FB
DB
DB
DE
NT
DB
RB
DB
DE
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K
C
RT/DT
LT/DT
LG/DT
RG/DT
RT/DT
RG/DT
RT/DT
OL/DL
LG/DT
WR
WR
WR
WR
WR


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Assistant Coaches: Darren Hill, Jonathan Johnson and Rick Lammons


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Panthers who advanced to the
Class 2A state championship
game against Frostproof at
Florida Field.
"It was a fun time," said Janes,
who guided Newberry to the
playoffs twice in four years as the
head coach. "Beating Pensacola
Catholic at home knowing that
we were going to the state title
game, that was pretty neat."
In the playoffs that season,
which only included district
champions, Newberry won an
opening-round game at Keystone
Heights, 12-6, before returning
home to blast Pensacola Catholic
42-0 in the regional playoffs.
Unlike the three playoff games
Newberry had to win this fall,
those two postseason victories
vaulted the Panthers to the state
title game 15 years ago.
But that season ended in
heartbreak for Newberry, which
suffered a tough 14-13 loss to the
Bulldogs. The Panthers finished
that year with an 11-2 record,
falling to rival Santa Fe and to
Frostproof.
"I will never forget that game
for as long as I live to have that
slip away," said Hamilton, who
played wide receiver and running
back as a junior that season. "But
it was a great experience."
Newberry reached the title
game with its fast paced no
huddle offense, which Janes said
was explosive. Quarterback
Maurice Bell, who went on to
play at South Carolina State, ran
the offense, which included
Hamilton, wide receiver
Geronnie Rollins, running back
Marcellous Monroe and linemen
Charles Nelson and Tyrone
Darling. On the other side of the
ball, Janes said his club also had
a good defense, which featured a
lot of speed and was led by
linebacker Keith Kelsey, who
went onto to play at Florida.
Frostproof grabbed an early 7-
0 lead in the title game, before
Hamilton said he ran 46 yards up
the middle for a touchdown that
tied the contest at 7-7 in the
second quarter. After a scoreless
third quarter, the Bulldogs picked
off a Bell pass and returned it for


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a touchdown in the fourth period
to go ahead 14-7 late in the game.
"When they kicked it offto us,
1 said its ok we're still in it,"
recalled Hamilton, who also was
a kick returned for the Panthers.
He was right and a good return
followed, which was made even
better when the Bulldogs were
hit with a 15-yard penalty for a
late hit on Hamilton which
moved the ball to midfield.
According to Hamilton, two
plays later, he caught a 60-yard
touchdown pass from Bell with
less than two minutes left to play.
"It was an out route and Bell
was waving for me to go down
field. He could see the safety and
cornerback were right on me,"
said Hamilton, who was the 1993
and 1994 Class 2A state
champion in the 400-meter dash
and the 1994 state champ in the
200-meter dash. "I just took off
running and he hit me in stride."
The touchdown pulled the
Panthers to within one point,
with the extra point to follow.
Bell, who also handled the
kicking duties, nailed an extra
point after Newberry's first
touchdown but was off the mark
on the would-be game-tying
attempt.
"We had gone for two points
from time to time, but 1 didn't
know if we could stick it in or
not. I thought our percentages
were a little higher kicking the
extra point than going for the two
point conversion," Janes said.
"Our defense was throttling them
pretty good, they hadn't done
anything on offense since the
first half. I thought we would
beat them in overtime based on
the momentum we had.
"It was a little bit of a bad
snap," said Janes, who has also
been the head coach at
Gainesville High School and just
wrapped up his fourth season at
Trenton. "Our holder caught the
ball, but the snap was a little bad.
When I looked at it on film it was
the snap and the hold more than
the kick."
Hamilton remembers that Bell
injured his leg earlier that season
and was actually wearing a brace
on his leg during the game.
Hamilton also recalls the
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as well.
"I was one of the blockers on
the extra point team," Hamilton
said. "I'm on the outside and as
soon as I blocked my guy I was
looking up and I saw the ball
going off to the left."
Although the Panthers were
still faced with the one-poin
deficit in the closing seconds
they still made that
championship game interesting
down the stretch. Ncwberry
needed the ball back and was
forced to try and onsides kick,
which they ended up recovering
with a little over a minute

Hamilton said Newberry tried
a few long throws in its final
possession, but failed to move
the ball on what also ended up
being the final game of his high
school career.
"We just had so much talent on
that team," said Hamilton, who
dislocated his elbow during
spring practice at the end of his
junior year which sidelined him
for his entire senior season. "Our
defense was really good, we had
a lot of speed we had a balanced
attack, we could run the ball and
throw the ball."
Besides the loss, Hamilton,
admitted he did have one regret
from that game.
"It was unbelievable, both
touchdowns," .said Hamilton.
"But 1 didn't celebrate either
touchdown in The Swamp. I
regretted it, but I was so focused
on the game."
Now, the warehouse manager
for Bames Health Care Service
in Gainesville, has his focus on
this year's Panthers team.
Hamilton said that he has
attended four regular season
games and all three playoff
games thus far this year.
"I'm really happy for this team
and I have been rooting for them
all season long," said Hamilton,
who went on to run track at
Miami Dade Community
College. "I hope they go all the
way, I'll be in Orlando on
Saturday."
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@(,alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


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Stk# 26291P
$24,995


2006 KIA
SORENTO
Stk# 25750P
$17,995


FJ CRUISER CLOTH
Stk# 26022P
$27,995


2004 FORD
F-350 SUPER DUTY
LARIAT
Stk# 25435A
$23,995


2006 HYUNDAI
SONATA
Stk# 25412P
$17,995


UU0 FORKD
F-150 LARIAT
Stk# 25561A
$27,995


2002 FORD
WINDSTAR Se
Stk# 26257P
$8,995







2003 TOYOTA
TACOMA
PRERUNNER
Stk# 26080A
$15,995


2002 FORD
F-450 SUPER XL
Stk# 25646P
$26,995


2006 CADILLAC
CTS LEATHER
Stk# 26026P
$21,995


2004 MAZDA
TRIBUTE LX
Stk# S1297A
$14,995


2004 FORD
RANGER EDGE
Stk# 26203A
$12,995


2006 CHEVY
MALIBU LT
Stk# 26104P
$12,995


2006 FORD
FOCUS SE ZX4
Stk# 26100P
$12,995


2004 FORD
TAURUS SES
Stk# 25316P
$11,995


2005 FORD
RANGER
Stk# 25340P
$11,900


2000 FORD
F-150 XLT
Stk# S1227B
$10,995


2004 PONTIAC
GRAND PRIX
Stk# 25697B

$9,995


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RANGER XL
Stk# 25948P
$9,995


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