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Title: Alachua County Today
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Language: English
Creator: Alachua County Today
Publisher: Alachua Today, Inc.
Place of Publication: Alachua
Publication Date: March 13, 2008
Copyright Date: 2007
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By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA The Wal-Mart super
center planned for the City of Alachua is
one step closer to realization now that the
Florida Department of Transportation


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named

employee

of the year


Special to Alachua County Today
GAINESVILLE Jessica
Hall, a High Springs resident,
took home. honors as
employee of the year at
Hidden Oak Elementary
School, Gainesville where
she's worked for three years.
Hall was selected as the
school-related employee of
the year.
HALL on pageA5S

Residents to


clean Mill


Creek Sink

Today Staff Report
ALACHUA A local
environmental cleanup group
will be holding a cleanup at
Mill Creek Sink near Sonny's
in Alachua on March 22.
Current Problems, Inc. and the
Speological Society, a cave
diving group, are inviting the
public to figuratively get their
hands and feet wet at the Mill
Creek Sink where the groups
MILL CREEK on page A8


(FDOT) has approved a drainage permit
requested by the company.
The Wal-Mart development, which will
be located behind McDonald's on U.S.
Hwy 441, has been stalled due to FDOT
concerns about water drainage and traffic


Traffic still under review

produced by the business.
Wal-Mart has requested to build a road
connecting the property with U.S. Hwy
441, but the road would serve not only the
Wal-Mart development, but other parcels as
WAL-MART on page A5


BRYAN BOUKARVAlachua County Today
Without functioning signals, Alachua police officers and county
deputies spent their morning directing motorists through
Alachua's tangled traffic.


Thousands lose



power Wednesday


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Thousands
of City of Alachua power
customers were knocked
offline Wednesday morning
when an electrical switch
failed at the city's main
substation.
Routine maintenance was
being performed at the
substation when an arc at the
switch forced the shutdown,
according to city officials.
The outage affected some
4,000 or so customers across


the city at about 8:45 a.m.
The eastern portion of
Alachua was the first to be
restored at around 10:30 a.m.,
but electricity wasn't restored
to all areas of the city until 11
a.m.
Although the outage lasted
a only few hours, since it
shutdown Alachua's traffic
signals it contributed to a
chaotic scene along U.S.
Highway 441 where a major
repaving project has been
ongoing.
Alachua Police


POWERLESS on page A4


A taste of Newberry's


past


Pedestrian
Newberry


By RHANA GITTENS
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY In a
building that was once the
central location for "Dr.
Barry's screwworm
medicine," Newberry
residents will soon get a little
taste of the history of the
historic district.
In an effort to preserve the
history of Newberry,
Commissioner Bill Conrad is
working with the Newberry
Florida Main Street
organization and. the city


museum coming to

commission to turn the Barry
Building, also known as the
Old Suwannee Drugstore, into
a pedestrian museum.
The front windows of the
building would be redesigned
to display artifacts and
pictures of Newberry's past,
Conrad said. As pedestrians
walk the strip they can view
pieces of Newberry's history.
The Main Street
organization has already
allocated $500 to the
MUSEUM on page A8


GAINESVILLE It's time
for the annual National Hot Rod
Association (NHRA)
Gatornationals to come to
Alachua .County and the
surrounding areas. Each year, an
estimated 150,000 racers, their
staff, and visitors are drawn to
the four day race event. The
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
(ACSO) and other local law
enforcement agencies have Top*
geared-up for the annual event all 0
by adding increased patrols for
hotel and motel areas, as well as
providing on-site law enforcement
service for the duration of the event.


moved at a snail's pace.
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA A repaving project on U.S.
Highway 441 in Alachua caused a traffic
backup extending over a mile southeast of the
County Road 241 intersection Wednesday
afternoon. An area of U.S. 441 which is
already congested at rush hour was at a near
standstill due to lane closures and construction
by 5:30 p.m.
Had it not been for the many motorists who
took alternate routes, winding through
Alachua's residential streets, conditions would
have been worse. Still, that comes as little
consolation to those for whom there was no
alternate commute home. ,


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fuel dragsters, funny cars and motorcycles
n deok this weekend.
Sheriff's deputies urge visitors to
"Play it Safe" by following their safety
tips.
NHRA on page A7


A city-wide power outage in Alachua didn't
help matters for mid-morning commuters as
traffic signals were inoperable. And by
lunchtime, Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) was in the midst of
changing out traffic -signal synchronization
equipment at the CR 241 and U.S. 441
intersection.
Calling Wednesday a "bad day" for
motorists in Alachua might be a bit of an
understatement, but FDOT officials hope that
will change when the ongoing repaving project
is wrapped up.
The resurfacing of a 2.8-mile stretch of U.S.
441 from Interstate 75 to the overpass in
TRAFFIC on page A5


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Kaleidoscopes of color to dazzle the mind's eye


By ELLEN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA After several
days of nearly nonstop rain that
topped off area retention ponds,
Sunday's chilly but clear
forecast brought a breath of
relief to both local residents and
visitors alike. And none were
more relieved than the artists
and vendors participating in this
past weekend's third annual
Alachua Arts & Crafts Show.
Set up in the Alachua Towne
Centre, pristine white-tented
vendor booths seemingly
sprung up overnight as the
series of storms cleared out of
the area. Although Saturday's
crowds were relatively small,
Sunday's sunshine brought out
groups of people leisurely
strolling beneath the spreading
branches of granddaddy oaks
ART SHOW on page A8


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Linda Kirk of Wizards of Glass & Wood shows her glass artwork to a trio of
interested individuals who attended the Arts & Crafts Show in Alachua this past
weekend. Kirk uses a variety of glass combinations heated at specific
temperatures to create her pieces of art.


gridlocked


ELLEN BOUKAKl/Alachua County lodav
Afternoon commuters were backed up along U.S. Highway 441 in Alachua where ongoing
construction caused major headaches for motorists who could only sit and wait as traffic


Gatornationals

Sheriff deputies offer safety

tips for this weekend's races
Special to Alachua County Today ,. ..


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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, MARCH 2008


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.
mAlachua (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.
*Gainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
*Hawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
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.
EMicanopy 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.


HOW TO REACH US
Phone: (386) 462-3355
Fax: (386) 462-4569
Email: editor@alachuatoday.com
Mail: P.O. Box 2135, Alachua, FL
32616
Office: 14804 Main Street, Suite 200
Open Monday through Friday 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.

NEWSROOM
mManaging Editor: Bryan Boukari,
editor@alachuatoday.com
*Reporters: Ashley Cain, Rhana
Gittens and Craig Cox

GRAPHICS
*Graphics Manager: Gail Luparello,
gail@alachuatoday.com
*GraphicArtists: Katrina Davis and
Angeline McCurdy

ADVERTISING
mAccount Executive: Ben Boukari,
(386) 462-3355 or email to
ben@alachuatoday.com
*Classified/Legal: Leila Boukari,
accounting@alachuatoday.com
*Legal Display: Gail Luparello,
gail@alachuatoday.com

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*AARP Driver Safety
Program monthly classes cost
$10. The two-day, eight-hour
classroom instruction refines
driving skills and develops
defensive driving techniques.
The three-year certificate
qualifies graduates for an auto
insurance discount. Call 352-
333-3036 for information and to
register for a class. Gainesville
Class: April 1 & 2, 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., April 8 & 9, 12 noon
to 4 p.m.
*The 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.
NThe Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The weekly
meetings are held at the
clubhouse located at 15115 NW
142 Terrace (Lions Club
Terrace). If you are interested in
becoming a member of the
Alachua Lions Club, please join
us for a meeting or call 386-462-
7178. Lions are men and women
who volunteer their time to
humanitarian causes in their
local and world community.
*Before You Tie the Knot, a
premarital preparation provided
by the Alachua County
Cooperative Extension Service,
is an educational program
offering constructive guidance to
couples as they begin life as a
married couple.
This class provides a
certificate worth $32.50
reduction of the fee .for a
marriage license obtained in
Alachua County. The program
consists of two workshops, each
lasting two hours. Participants
must attend both sessions to
receive a certificate of
completion.
These Extension workshops
fulfill the requirements of
Florida Statute 741, Marriage
Preparation and Preservation
Act, and have been approved by
the Circuit Court of Alachua
County.
Presently there is no cost for
this course. Registration is due
no later than one week prior to


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class. A minimum of three
couples must be registered or
class will be cancelled. Call
352-337-6209 (voicemail) to
register. For more information,
call 352-955-2402 between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Couples must arrive on time.
The program is intended for
couples only. Children are not
permitted in the class. No
exceptions.
The 2008 classes are from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Class and
registration date is: May 12 and
13, register by May 2.
EMOPS (Mothers of Pre-
schoolers 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.
*Bread 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.breadofthe
mighty.org.
MHawthorne Farmers' Market
is open Saturdays from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. The market is located
behind the Hawthorne Historical
Museum and Cultural Center
(corner of SE 221 Street and SE
73 Avenue, one block off Hwy.
301 South). Regularly seen at the
market are fresh, local produce;
baked goods & grains; flowers,
herbs, trees; soaps, lotions &
toiletries; candles; live music;
old-time skills demonstrated at
the Historical Museum and on


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the market grounds; and friends
and neighbors. The 2007-2008
season end June 28. Vendors call
352-481-4437. Email:
bwheeler@acceleration.net.
nThe High Springs Lions Club
business meeting is the 2nd
Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
The social meeting is the 4th
Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
The High Springs Lions Club
will hold Turkey Shoots on
March 15, and 22 starting at
lla.m.
EHigh Springs Babe Ruth
Softball registration is starting
NOW, for youth recreation
softball and coed t-ball. T-Ball is
for girls and boys ages 5-6, and
the cost is only $35. Girl's
softball is for ages 7-16, and the
cost is $50. Late fee of $10 for
anyone that registers after March
1, 2008. Register now, for
softball and coed t-ball!
Registration forms are available
at High Springs City Hall.
Players, coaches and volunteers
needed. For more information
contact Johanne Bell, City of
High Springs Parks &
Recreation at 386-454-1416, ext
5.
NNew! Ladies Life Groups
Free! Inductive Bible Study
Method Non-denominational.
Group 1 will meet on Mondays,
9:30 a.m. at the High Springs
Library; Group 2 will meet on
.Thursdays, 7 p.m. at High
Springs County Inn meeting
room.
ERelay for Life Alachua -
High Springs, save the dates -
Next Team Captain Meetings:
Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m.,
Alachua Women's Club.
Committee Meetings:
Thursday, March 20 at 5 p.m.,
Alarion Bank Community
Room; Thursday, April 17 at 5
p.m., Alarion Bank Community
Room
Relay for Life Friday, May
2 and Saturday, May 3 at Santa
Fe High School.
NSanta Fe Pop Warner
Football and Cheerleading are
in search of Head Coaches and
Assistant Coaches. There will
be a meeting held for all those
interested in Coaching with Joe
Szymanski March 17 at 6:30
p.m. at the Swick House, 15010
NW 142 Terrace, Alachua.
Background checks are required
for all applicants. You may pick
up an application in the Alachua
Recreation Center lobby. For
more information, call Robin at
386-462-1610 or' Joe at
dawnszymanski@bellsouth.net.
nThe Kiwanis Club of Santa
Fe meets weekly on Thursday
from 7:30 8:30 a.m. at
Brown's Country Buffet, 12510
U.S. Hwy. 441, Alachua.
nThe Second Florida Calvary
Camp Son's of Confederate
Vets meeting is held every fourth
Monday of the month. The
meeting is held at Brown's
Country Buffet Restaurant and

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Wayne and Judy, Guess of
Pierson, Florida announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Kristen Marie Guess, to Jason
Anderson Beutke, son of Amos
and Sharon Beutke of Alachua,
Florida.
The bride-elect is a
graduate of home school and
obtained a Bachelor's of
Science in Nursing from the
University of Florida. She is


begins with supper at 6 p.m. and
the meeting following at 7 p.m.
ETurkey Creek Lions Club
meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on
the 1st and 3rd Monday of each
month at Brown's Country
Buffet, 12510 Martin Luther
King Blvd., (Route 441)
Alachua. Please join us for a
meeting if you are interested in
helping our community through
needed services for those less
fortunate. For more information
call 386-462-7085.
EThe Star Center Children's
Theatre of Alachua is holding


employed by Shands at the
University of Florida.
The future bridegroom is a
graduate of Santa Fe High
School and obtained a
Bachelor's of Science in Food
and Resource Economics from
the University of Florida. He is
employed by Farm Credit of
North Florida.
The couple will be married
on May 17, 2008 in Ormond
Beach, Florida.


auditions for the classic tale
Pocohontas for grades 1-8,
Monday, March 17, and
Wednesday, March 19 at the
Swick House (behind Alachua
City Hall from 4- 5:30 p.m. Cold
readings from the script, no prior
experience necessary. Full
costume production will be held
at the Alachua Women's Club.
For more information call 386-
462-1910 or email
JacksonCarolm@yahoo.com


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PLANNING AND ZONING

BOARD

NOTICE OF VACANCY
**Application period extension**
Date of Notice: February 11, 2008

The City of Alachua is accepting applications for one
appointment to be made on our Planning and Zoning
(P&Z) Board. The P&Z Board is a five-member board
that meets monthly. Applicants must reside in the City
of Alachua.

Applications may be obtained in person at City Hall,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Monday through Friday,
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm. For
electronic applications, visit the City website at
www.cityofalachua.com. Completed applications must
be received no later than March 31, 2008 and should
be sent to the City of Alachua, Attn: Planning and
Zoning Department, P. 0. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616.
Any questions, please call the Planning and Zoning
Department at (386) 418-6120.
(Published: March 13 and 20, 2008)


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ALACIIUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008 A3


POLICE REPORTS


Alachua Police Department
The following information was
provided by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective
Darry Lloyd.
Arrest for driving while license
suspended/revoked
nOn March 11, 2008 at 1:25 p.m.,
Alachua Police Department officers
made contact with 40-year-old
Howard Ronald of Lake Butler for
running a stop sign. A computer
check revealed that Ronald's Florida
Driver's License has been
suspended since 2006. Ronald was
arrested without incident and


transported to the Alachua County
Jail.

Officers respond to fight at
restaurant
.On March 7, 2008 at 11:02 a.m.,
Alachua Police Department officers
responded to the Ivy House located
at 14603 Main Street Upon arrival
officers learned that 18-year-old
Chris Smith and 25-year-old
Justin Dancy, both of Alachua,
were involved in a physical
altercation. Witnesses inside the
business advised officers that Dancy
had attacked Smith. Officers were
not able to determine what
prompted the fight Both subjects
were cleared by medical personnel.


Dancy was placed under arrest
without incident for battery.

Warrant arrest
*On March 9, 2008 at 12:25 p.m.,
officers made contact with 18-year-
old Xavier Eldridge of Sarasota at
16130 US 441, Kangaroo Express.
A computer check revealed that
Eldridge had an active warrant out
of Sarasota County for burglary with
no bond. Eldridge was taken into
custody without incident

Grand Theft auto investigation
-On February 6, 2008, R. Puzio
reported his vehicle stolen from his
yard offNW 148 Place in Alachua.
On February 21, 2008, the Marion


Special to Alachua County Today
The High Springs Chamber
needs your help in identifying,
recognizing and celebrating a
Pioneering Family in our midst!
During Pioneer Days this year
we would like to recognize a
family (i.e. Family Name) that
was instrumental in putting
High Springs, FL on the map.
Perhaps they were shopkeepers
who supplied necessary items
for the railroad workers, or a
doctor to care for the workers
and their families. Perhaps it
was a member of the
government or law enforcement
that made and enforced the
laws that got us where we are
today. Perhaps it's a family we
simply can not imagine where


we would be without them! *
Please submit a nomination
form by April 4, 2008.
Nomination forms can be found
at www.highsprings.com under
the Pioneer Days page. This
family will be announced and
contacted the week prior to
Pioneer Days (April 26 and 27,
2008) and a press release will
be sent out.
During Pioneer Days, we
will recognize the family with a
plaque presented by the mayor.
Family and friends of our
Pioneering Family are welcome
to join them for a
commemorative photo. For
additional information, call the
High 'Springs Chamber of
Commerce Visitor's Center at
386-454-3120.


County Sheriffs Office made
contact with Investigators with the
Alachua Police regarding Puzio's
vehicle. It was later determined that
39-year-old Danny Flagg and his
17-year-old son conspired to steal
Puzio's vehicle from his yard and
sell it for scrap. Investigators learned
that Puzio's vehicle was later sold to
a Marion County Recycling Facility.
Investigators learned that Flagg sold
the vehicle for $200. Flag's son was
arrested and transferred to the
Department of Juvenile Justice.
Danny Flagg was contacted but has
failed to turn himself in. A warrant
for Grand Theft and Contributing to
the Delinquency of a Minor was
issued for the arrest of Flagg.
Investigators are looking into other
vehicles that may have taken during
this timeframe.
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Area vet center opening


Monday

Special to Alachua County Today

News Brief

ALACHUA COUNTY -
Alachua County Veterans
Services is announcing the
grand opening of, the
Gainesville Vet Center, which
will take place on Monday,
March 17 from 12 noon to 2
p.m. The Gainesville Vet
Center is located at 105 NW
75th St., Suite #2, near 1-75 exit
387.
Congress established Vet
Centers in 1979 in response to
difficulties of readjustment by
Vietnam era veterans. The


counseling provided at the
Gainesville Vet Center is a free
service to veterans who served
in any designated theater of
combat operations during a
period of war or areas during
which hostilities took place.
The Gainesville Vet Center
provides clinical counseling for
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,
counseling to veterans'
families, and bereavement
recovery counseling to eligible
family members.
For more information, to
give assistance, or to RSVP,
please call 352-331-1408.
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Notice of Public Hearing to

Amend the City of High

Springs Comprehensive Plan
The City of High Springs will hold a public hearing on March
24th. 2008 at 6:30 pm. or as soon thereafter as the matter may
be heard at the City of High Sprinas City Hall. to consider
transmittal to the Florida Department of Community Affairs,
the following amendment to the City of High Springs's
Comprehensive Plan for the area shown in the map below:


Application CPA-2008-01 (Text Amendment)
Amend the City of High Springs Comprehensive Plan to:
(1) Add a Public School Facilities Element which
establishes ,Level of Service Standards and other
concurrency requirements for public schools pursuant to
Florida Statutes;
(2) Amend the Intergovernmental Coordination Element
relating to implementation of the Interlocal Agreement for
Public School Facility Planning, and coordination
.between the School Board and City;
(3) Amend Capital Improvements Element to include
public schools as one of the required public facilities
subject to concurrency, and incorporate the School Board
of Alachua County 2007-2008 5-Year District Facilities
Plan for maintaining Level of Service standards for public
schools as part of the Capital Improvement Program; and,
(4) Amend Future Land Use Element to include public
schools in the list of facilities for which level of service
standards are adopted
All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Written
comments may be filed with the Office of Pjanning and
Development for consideration. In addition to any other comments,
interested persons are invited to submit comments on whether the
proposal will have a significant impact on the cost of housing.
All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision
made at this public hearing or meeting, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, 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.
If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities,
please contact the City Manager, or City Planner at 386-454-1416
Ext. 6
The above items are available on Friday of the week preceding the
meeting at the COv Clerk's Office. High Springs City Hall, 2r4 Floor.
(Published: Marc', 13, 2008)


NOTICE OF PROPOSED

ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE

BY CITY COMMISSION

ARCHER, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will be considered for adoption on the 24th
day of March, 2008, at the Regular City Commission meeting
starting at 7:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the
City Commission auditorium at City Hall, 16870 SW 134th
Avenue (401 West Main Street) Archer, Florida. A copy of said
ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the
Office of the City Manager, at the above address. All interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
ordinance.

ORDINANCE TITLE:

ORDINANCE NO. 03-2008

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARCHER,
FLORIDA, ADOPTING AN URBAN SERVICES
REPORT PERSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THE ALACHUA COUNTY BOUNDARY
ADJUSTMENT ACT (CHAPTER 90-496, LAWS OF
FLORIDA) RELATING TO ANNEXATIONS TO THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA,
WHICH ARE REASONABLY COMPACT, AND
CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


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NOTE: "Be advised that any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the City Commission, it's Boards, Committees,
Agencies, Authorities, etc., with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting (or hearing), will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purposes, may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
(References section 286.0105, Florida Statutes).
(Published: Alachua County Today March 13, 2008)







NOTICE OF PROPOSED

ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE

BY CITY COMMISSION

ARCHER, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will be considered for adoption on the 24th
day of March, 2008, at the Regular City Commission meeting
starting at 7:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the
City Commission auditorium at City Hall, 16870 SW 134th
Avenue (401 West Main Street) Archer, Florida. A copy of said
ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the
Office of the City Manager, at the above address. All interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
ordinance.

ORDINANCE TITLE:

ORDINANCE NO. 04-2008

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF' ARCHER,
FLORIDA, ADOPTING AN URBAN SERVICES
REPORT PERSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THE ALACHUA COUNTY BOUNDARY
ADJUSTMENT ACT (CHAPTER 90-496, LAWS OF
FLORIDA) RELATING TO ANNEXATIONS TO THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA,
WHICH ARE REASONABLY COMPACT, AND
CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF HEARING ON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

The High Springs City Commission will hold a public hearing on the
following proposed Ordinances on Thursday, March 27 and April 10,
2008 at 6:30 pm. The hearings will be held at the City Commission Room
at City Hall ofthe City of High Springs, 110 NW 1 stAvenue, High Springs,
FL. The proposed Ordinances are:

2008-04
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY
OF HIGH SPRINGS; PROVIDING FOR THE REZONING OF TAX
PARCELS 00104-000-000 AND 00090-001-000, FROM COUNTY
AGRICULTURE (AG) TO HIGH SPRINGS COMMERCIAL (C-3),
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (BREWER)

2008-08
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY
OF HIGH SPRINGS; PROVIDING FOR THE REZONING OF TAX
PARCEL 0010400090-000-000 FROM HIGH SPRINGS
RESIDENTIAL (R-1) TO HIGH SPRINGS COMMERCIAL (C-3),
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.(ROBERTS)

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A copy ofthese documents may be reviewed at the Office ofthe City Clerk,
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30 pm. Interested parties in the above
item are invited to attend and express their concerns.

JAMES D. DRUMM
City Manager/Clerk

PLEASE NOTE: PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.015, FLORIDA
STATUTES, IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY
DECISION MADE BY THE CITY COMMISSION WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED DURING THIS
MEETING HE OR SHE WILL 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.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, A PERSON WITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING ANY SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO
PARTICIPATE IN CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS, SHOULD
CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER, 110 N.W.
1ST AVENUE, HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA 32643, TELEPHONE
(386)454-1416 *
(Published: Alachua County Today March 13, 2008)


Wanted High Springs


Pioneering Family


NOTE: "Be advised that any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the City Commission, it's Boards, Committees,
Agencies, Authorities, etc., with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting (or hearing), will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purposes, may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
(References section 286.010( Florida Statutes).
(Published: Alachua County Today March 13, 2008)







A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008


Massage therapy eases pain for High


Springs resident
Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS The touch h
of a hand can bring physical
comfort and relief. This is true
for High Springs resident and -
Haven Hospice patient Vivian
Sallander, 93, who has
osteoarthritis and struggles with
pain. Her eight-year-old great-
granddaughter inspires her to
keep going. "I want to be alive to
see her grow," she said.
Massage has been a godsend ||
for Sallander, who can't take
many medications and resists s -
taking others. It gives her relief
.for several days at a time. "I Haven Hospici
think massage has been good High Springs.
therapy for her," said Cheryl Allen, R.N.,
Sallander's case manager at Haven Hospice, who
evaluates her cardiac status and also monitors her
pain.
Sallander sees a licensed massage therapist
once a week as part of the comprehensive patient
care Haven Hospice offers. Provided by the RN
case manager, a social worker, a hospice care aide
and the massage therapist, this care helps relieve
patients' symptoms and gives their families and
caregivers resources and assistance.
Massage Therapist Dar Mikula, L.M.T.,
provides gentle, compassionate touch that helps
Sallander relax, eases her pain and allows her to
sleep. "Patients appreciate it so much that it's
always a joy to help," said Mikula, a Haven
Hospice volunteer whose full-time job is assistant
director of the Florida School of Massage in
Gainesville.
"My mother sleeps for two hours after she
leaves," said Sallander's daughter and caregiver,
Marjorie Dispenza, 76, who has come to rely on


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Special to Alachua County Today
e RN Case Manager cares for Vivian Sallander of
the Haven Hospice staff to help with her care.
"They've taken a lot off of me," she added. "It
gives me a little more peace of mind."
The two women moved to High Springs a
year and a half ago from Miami to be closer to
Dispenza's son and family. Sallander's doctor
referred her to Haven Hospice when she was
diagnosed with a greater than 95-percent
blockage in her carotid arteries. Surgery is out of
the question.
Her joys are playing games with great-
granddaughter Taylor-who calls her GG for
great-grandmother-ahd watching the Home &
Garden TV network. "I could watch that 24 hours
a day," she said. Dispenza's dog, Jake, who has
health problems of his own, also appears to
monitor and enhance Sallander's wellbeing.
Life in High Springs is a little easier for both
women. "Everyone that's come from Haven
Hospice has been wonderful, compassionate and
caring," Dispenza said. "They have amazing
patience."
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NEWBERRY For the last
two-and-a-half weeks, 13
students from Newberry High
School's Academy of Criminal
Justice most still
contemplating career choices -
got an up close view of local
law enforcement at work.
The students, all seniors at
Newberry High School, spent
three days each touring the'
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office, Alachua County Jail,
State Attoiney's Office and the
Court Security Bureau. They
learned about forensics,
communications, security and
sentencing procedures.
"I learned that there is a lot
more to the system and inmates
than [what is] shown, on TV,"


said student Leslie Torres, 18.
According to Newberry
student, William Dike, 18, "the
jail was cleaner than [he]
expected."
Student Kimberly Davis,
17, "was pleased to find the
opportunity for [inmates] to
acquire their GED's."
After spending 29 years
with the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office and two years
with the University of Florida
Police Department, Greg
Smith, Director of the
Newberry Academy, knows the
experiences that await his
students. "It's important
because it teaches the students
what to expect if they decide to
enter the field of criminal
justice," Smith said. "It gives


them a feel for working in the
field by finding out what
happens behind the scenes."
Since its inception in 2001,
at least 100 students have
completed the training that
allows them to spend time
studying careers in law
enforcement, legal or with
corrections.
For more information on the
Newberry High School
Academy of Criminal Justice,
go to
www.sbac.edu/~-nhs/cj/criminal
j.htm or call Greg Smith at 352-
472-1101. For more
information on other programs
at the Alachua County Jail, go
to www.alachuasheriff.org/jail.
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POWERLESS: First widespread outage since
Continued from page A
2004 hurricane season


Department (APD) officers and Alachua County
Sheriff Office (ACSO) deputies were stationed at
intersections around the city during the outage
to direct traffic. Motorists moved at a crawl
through Alachua because of loss of signals
coupled with U.S. 441 lane closures.
The outage also left area businesses at a
standstill when it came to making any
transactions. The extended duration of
Wednesday's event far exceeded the backup
power capacity of computer systems at
many offices and stores around town. In
places like Hitchcock's, where the lack of
electricity pushed the deli hours behind
schedule, cooking equipment, not
computers, was the biggest concern. Local


schools were affected as well, especially
Santa Fe High School and Mebane Middle
School where FCAT testing was in- full
swing.
Several months ago, electricity serving
much of the city of Alachua was knocked
offline after an independent contractor who
was replacing aging electrical lines took a
jolt. That outages affected fewer people
and lasted a shorter period of time.
Wednesday's outage was the first
widespread electrical issue since the 2004
hurricane season when power was out for
several days in many areas of the city.
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Project should be completed in early fall


Alachua is well under way.
Beginning in early February, the $3.3
million project will not only include
repaving, but will upgrade traffic lights to
allow for synchronization and improve
traffic flow on U.S. 441.


The project is slated to be complete by
early fall, barring any unforeseen
conditions such as cold temperatures or
rain, according to FDOT.
The same portion of U.S. 441 was last
resurfaced in 1992, and the turn lanes and


ramps to and from Interstate 75 were
reconfigured in 2007. An average of over
20,500 vehicles traveled daily along the 441
corridor through Alachua according to last
count in 2006.
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well. Therefore, Wal-Mart must
account for all of the possible
drainage from other parcels of
land surrounding it, said FDOT
permits manager Robbie
Emmons in July.
"The FDOT won't have any
control over who is allowed to use
the roadway once it's permitted,"
Emmons said.
The roadway would include
ditches that would ultimately feed
water into the FDOT drainage
systems. FDOT officials said the
drainage systems would not be
able to handle the additional water
runoff produced by the
development, so flooding could
occur along the highway.
The FDOT has preliminarily
approved the drainage permit
HALL:
Continued from page Al W (


building Permits may be pulled this spring


application, but the road access
permit is still under review.
FDOT spokesman Gina
Busscher said the road access
permit should be approved within
45 to 60 days.
Although most developers
request special permit exceptions,
Busscher said the permits
requested by Wal-Mart have
taken longer to approve because it
generates more traffic than most
developments.
"Wal-Mart is a big traffic
generator, so we want to make
sure we do what is best for the
public, and that takes some time,"
she said.
But FDOT has been
reviewing Wal-Mart's traffic
generation calculations for


several months and sent the
mega-retailer back to the drawing
board before.
FDOT had originally turned
down a traffic impact analysis
provided by Wal-Mart for the site.
Wal-Mart submitted a new traffic
impact analysis in July.
A permit for the new road
would not be issued until FDOT
accepts a traffic circulation
analysis and plan. At issue for
FDOT is exactly how much Wal-
Mart projects their super center
store will impact U.S. Highway
441, Interstate 75 and the nearby
interchange.
The 30-acre super center site,
behind McDonald's in Alachua,
would have some 196,700 square
feet of total space according to


works on High Springs Committee


Working under Principal Dr. Doris
Richardson, Hall is well-liked by co-workers and
students. But working at Hidden Oak is not
Hall's first career. She retired from the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office in 2004 after 22 years.
She"s also active in her church in High Springs,
Church of God by Faith.
While Hall received top honors from Hidden
Oak Elementary, she is likely best known for her
involvement in community affairs in High
Springs where she's lived her entire life.
Hall is a regular at High Springs commission
meetings where she gives regular updates


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regarding the town's Housing Needs and
Improvement Committee for which she is
currently serving as chair. She has also served 19
years on the Board of Directors for the High
Springs Child Care Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Hall and other High Springs community
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learned from sources close to the
Wal-Mart super center project
that the world's largest retailer
expects to submit applications to
the City ofAlachua sometime this
spring. Building permits from the
city would be among the final
steps Wal-Mart would need to
take before breaking ground on
the super center. But filing
applications to the City of
Alachua would be virtually
useless if FDOT doesn't grant
approval for the roadway access.
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High Springs


Comprehensive Plan Meetings


The City of High Springs will begin the review process
for the 2008 update to the High Springs
Comprehensive Plan. The first meetings will be
conducted by the Plan Board
All Citizens are invited to participate.



The first Plan Board meeting will be held on:

Monday, March 31 st. from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm




This meeting will all be held at the
Commission Chambers, located on the
second floor of City Hall, and will be in
addition to the regularly scheduled
Plan Board meetings



For questions about these meetings, please contact the
Department of Planning Development & Codes

Phone: 386-454-1416 Ext. 230
Email: cpopoli@highsprings.com
Website: http://city.higisprings.com


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Alachua Lions Club
69th Annual Cattlemen's Banquet
Keynote Speaker John Hoblick
-__. Master of Ceremonies Charles Page
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 7 p.m.
at the Alachua Woman's Club on Main Street in Alachua
Delivering the keynote address for this year's banquet is John Hoblick. He is a third gen-
eration farmer and was elected president of Florida Farm Bureau in October 2006. His selec-
tion as the leader of the state's largest general farm organization capped a long and
distinguished service to the agricultural industry and his community.
The Master of Ceremonies will be Charles Page, a native of Alachua County. Mr. Page's
community involvement includes serving on boards and committees of various organizations
and as president of several organizations including Rotary Club of Gainesville, and the North
Central Florida Safety Council.
Co-Chairmen of the 2008 Cattlemen's Banquet are Lion Orien Hill and Lion James Petty.
Tickets may be purchased through any Alachua Lions Club member.
Ticket Chairman, Lion W. W. "Bill" Irby can be reached at 386-462-1053.
The Cattlemen's Banquet functions as a platform to honor those persons who have
made significant contributions to the cattle industry in Florida. It has honored a worthy
recipient yearly since 1939 as a distinctive Alachua Lions Club project.
A delicious steak dinner and genial fellowship has made the banquet a fun and popular
annual event.
All proceeds from the club's fund raisers go to local, state, national and international
charities. Locally the club supports sight and hearing assistance to needy persons,
supports youth activities in education and recreation and general community needs.
Visiting and former Lions or anyone interested in Lions Club membership are invited
to visit the club. Alachua Lions Club is located at 15115 N.W. 142nd Terrace in Alachua.


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Final ruling in dual office lawsuit is no victory for Watson

Guest Column by Michael Canney


Judge Roundtree's ruling in the
lawsuit challenging Clovis Watson's
dual office holding (Final ruling in
Watson dual roles case by Grapski,
March 6, 2008, Alachua County
Today) is incredibly being called a
"victory" for Clovis Watson and the
City. Your readers should hot be
deceived by this misrepresentation of
the facts.
The City of Alachua, Clovis
Watson and their .taxpayer-funded
attorneys have won no "victory" in.
this case. Charles Grapski and I, as
plaintiffs in this lawsuit, have
effectively proved and won every
major point in the "dual office
holding" action brought against the
City and Watson.
Our complaint alleged that Watson
was unconstitutionally exercising the
powers of a sworn police officer and
improperly accruing "special risk"
retirement benefits while serving as
Alachua's City Manager. Alachua and
Watson initially denied this.
We requested that the Court order
Alachua to stop making false reports
to the Florida Retirement System
(FRS) claiming that Watson was
entitled to these "Special Risk"
benefits, which are available only to
full time police officers. Alachua and
Watson denied there was any
problem, and told the Court we were
not entitled to that relief.
The dual office problem started
when Watson continued to claim
active status as a sworn police officer
after becoming city manager in 2002.


APD Chief Robert Jernigan has
fraudulently reported to the FDLE
every year that Watson was a full time
law enforcement officer employed by
the Alachua Police Department, thus
allowing Watson to continue filing
with the Florida Retirement System
under the "Special Risk Class" even
though city managers may not receive
those retirement benefits.
Our legal action was successful in
stopping Alachua and Watson's
unconstitutional raid on the FRS to
obtain special retirement benefits for
Watson to which he is not entitled.
The FRS, without waiting for a
decision from the Court, took
remedial action based upon
information provided to them during
the litigation. The FRS changed
Watson's retirement status from
Special Risk Class to Senior
Management Class, which is
compulsory for city managers, and
made the change retroactive to 2002.
When presented with evidence
that Watson was unconstitutionally
serving as Alachua City Manager
while claiming to be a full time sworn
police officer, the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement also took action.
In September 2007, the FDLE
demanded that the city file an
Affidavit of Separation for Watson,
retroactive to 2002, making it clear
that Watson had not legally been a
sworn police officer since becoming
city manager. The FDLE not only
directed the City of Alachua to stop
falsely reporting Watson as a full time


police officer but also threatened
Watson with ethics charges if he
continued to claim or exercise such
powers.
False statements have been made
by Watson and his attorneys,
including co-counsel Rod Smith, to
the Court and to the public, claiming
that Watson was only serving in an
"ex-officio" position as Police
Commissioner all those years. They
are now saying Watson never had
police powers during that time, and
that he never arrested anyone. The
facts prove otherwise.
Watson did in fact make several
arrests during his five year "dual
office holding" period, including the
political arrest of Charles Grapski in
Alachua City Hall on May 1, 2006.
The felony wiretapping charge
Watson slapped on Grapski was
summarily dismissed by Judge Buck
Curtain once Grapski finally had his
day in court, but since then other false
charges have been brought against
Grapski by the APD.
The plaintiffs in this lawsuit have
been maligned and mistreated by city
officials and their supporters, but the
public should be aware that before
this legal action was filed, many
citizens Grapski and I included had
made numerous attempts to get
Alachua city officials to address these
concerns. Both in writing and at
several public meetings, I had
personally urged the commissioners
and the city attorney to seek a legal
opinion from the Attorney General,


which would have cost the city
nothing. City officials refused to even
admit that there was a problem.
Both the City of Alachua and
Watson now concede that Watson
can't serve both as city manager and
as a police officer. Based upon this
concession and FRS's determination
that Watson cannot accrue special
police retirement benefits while he
remains city manager, Judge
Roundtree decided that the Court
cannot provide more relief to the
plaintiffs than we have already
obtained by the actions of the FRS
and the FDLE.
The plaintiffs don't necessarily
agree with that particular conclusion,
but the judge's ruling plainly
establishes that our allegations
against Alachua and Watson and our
reasons for taking legal action have
been proven true.
The results of our litigation will
save the taxpayers a lot of money.
Watson himself has conceded that the
FRS's action "immediately
diminished" the value of his future
retirement benefits "by several
hundred thousand dollars" and also
will "lengthen" his required service to
obtain retirement eligibility "by
several additional years."
We proved our case to the
satisfaction of the FRS and the FDLE,
and obtained much of the relief we
sought, not merely for ourselves, but
for the taxpayers of Alachua and of
the State. It is unfortunate that it took
a lawsuit to force the City and Watson


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to comply with the Florida
Constitution.
This dual office holding debacle is
but a symptom of a bigger problem in
Alachua. Alachua's city
commissioners were willing
accomplices to this clever attempt by
Clovis Watson and others to game the
state retirement system and the
FDLE. They have also been complicit
in the political persecution and
criminal prosecution of citizens who
have attempted to hold city officials
accountable to the law.
Instead of taking responsibility to
correct this problem, the
commissioners chose to waste many
thousands of taxpayers dollars paying
attorneys to defend the .Citn and
Watson's violation of the constitution.
The .continued malfeasance and
contempt for the law that has been
exhibited by these city officials will
inevitably result in more litigation
against the 'city. The city's attorneys
are being paid by the hour, so perhaps
there is little incentive to keep the
City out of lawsuits.
When these commissioners took
office, they all swore an oath to
uphold the Florida Constitution. They
have all violated that oath, and they
all deserve to be removed from office.
In April there will be an
opportunity to replace one of them,
and I urge the citizens of Alachua to
go to the polls and vote for a change
at City Hall.
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should be brief and to the
point, typed, if possible,
and double-spaced.
Letters may be shortened
due to space constraints.
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and include the writer's
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NHRA:
Continued f'om page Al
Racers and their staff
Always ensure that your
equipment is locked and
secured. Activate any alarm
system before leaving your
equipment unattended.
Take an inventory and
photograph all of your items.
Include all serial numbers and
identifying marks.
Park in well lit hotel/motel
parking areas.
Do not allow unauthorized
personnel to enter your trailers or
equipment areas.
Flammable liquids should
only be kept in approved
containers, and only in designated
areas.
Have approved fire
extinguishers available for
immediate use.
Visitors
Trailers are not permitted in
the parking lots of the raceway
When your vehicle is left
unattended, remove all valuables
from the interior. Cameras,
computer, purses, and other
electronics should be locked in the
trunk, or secured out of sight from
passersby.
Do not make your vehicle a
theft risk. Always lock your
vehicle and activate the alarm, if
installed.
Park in well lit areas of your
hotel/motel.


ins urged to exercise caution this weekend


Do not flash large sums of
cash. Keep your cash secured at
all times.
Be cautious when using
ATM's. Make sure that no one is
peering over your shoulder while
you enter your PIN number, or
while withdrawing cash.
If the machine appears to be
out of order, or has a note affixed
to it with directions, do not use it.
Immediately report the incident to
the banking institution.
Always keep your
hotel/motel door, properly
secured. When approaching your
room, scan the areas for
suspicious persons. Remember, if
it looks suspicious, it probably is.
Don't take any chances, use your
cellular phone, or nearest means
of communication to contact law
enforcement.
Do not open your door to
strangers. Use the peep hole, or
side curtain to see who is
knocking at your door.
Do not leave valuables
unattended in your room. Secure
them in a safe, if the room is
equipped with one, or safely in the
trunk of your vehicle.
Immediately report all
suspicious activity to 911.
Your trip to the race track
Leave early and expect some
traffic delays.
Pay close attention to law


enforcement officials directing
traffic at the intersections close to
the race track.
Be prepared to stop or be re-
routed.
Slow down when
approaching the race track. Watch
for advisory notifications.
Remain patient, and be
prepared to stop while being
directed into designated parking
locations.
Hang ALL EVENT parking
credentials from the rear view
mirror when approaching the
track. Windshield stickers should
be affixed to the windshield when
the sticker is first obtained.
While at the Track
Consumption of alcohol
inside of spectator and pit areas of
the Raceway is not permitted.
Ticket sales, other than at the
designated ticket booths, are
illegal on raceway property.
Undercover deputies will be out
looking for ticket scalpers.
All forms of gambling are a
violation of track rules. Certain
forms of gambling are a violation
of Florida State Statute.
Drink plenty of fluids. Many
of the injuries incurred by our
visitors are associated with
dehydration.
Your departure from the Track
After the race, traffic on
Saturday and Sunday will be
directed either north or south from
the race tracK. Do not turn around


when sent one way with traffic.
Directions are clearly posted to
quickly get you to your
destination.
Watch your speed. Racing is
only allowed on the race track!
Pay special attention to
traffic controllers as they direct
you from the parking areas and
through nearby intersections.
Drive safely. If you have
consumed alcoholic beverages, do
not drive. Use the designated
driver program, or ask a law
enforcement officer for
assistance.
Local and State Laws
Most cities, as well as
Alachua County, have ordinances
prohibiting open containers of
alcohol. Violators can face a fine,
as well as a trip to the jail.
Florida State Statutes
prohibit the possession of an open
container of alcohol in a
passenger vehicle. Fines start at
$79.50 for passengers and
$126.50 for drivers.
Do not drink and drive.
Violations will be strictly
enforced.
In case of an emergency,
visitors can contact the Alachua
County Sheriffs Office by dialing
911.
In 'the case of a non-
emergency, callers can dial 352-
955-1818.


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Saturday, March 15, at 9 a.m.
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The City of Alachua will have an election April 8, 2008,
for City Commission Seat 3. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The City is using three polling places for the 2008 election.
IMPORTANT: These polling places might be different from the
one you used when voting in last year's elections.

If you are assigned to Alachua County Precinct 3,
you will vote at either:
1. Alachua County Fire Station #21
13815 U.S. Highway 441 or
2. City of Alachua Recreation Center

Cards will be mailed to all voters in Precinct 3

who will be assigned to the Fire Station.
If you are assigned to Alachua County Precinct 63,
you will vote at:
Plantation Oaks at Turkey Creek


11400 Turkey Creek Blvd.
... ... .. . .. .. ... .. ... .. ... . .. . . .. . . . .. .. . . . .. . . .. . .. .. . .


Delores Wheeler
J.R. Cannady
Elaine Green
Thelma Welch
Ella Thomas


*Poll workers subject
to change.


Poll workers*


DeeDee McClain
Thelma Hammon
Ron Tristani
Sam Ulbing
Pam Schutzler


Burt Wetherington
Debra Davis
Karen Williams
Judy Malphurs
Sharon Traud
Richard Traud


ELETION D

A"I 8, 2008


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CITIZEN ADVISORY TASK
FORCE (CATF)
COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK
GRANT (CDBG)
NOTICE OF VACANCIES
Date of Notice: February 21, 2008

The City of Alachua is accepting applications for
membership on the CATF. The CATF is the advisory
body to the Alachua City Commission on the CDBG
Program. It is a seven-member committee and meets at
least quarterly at City Hall. Applicants must reside in
the City of Alachua and meet certain membership
requirements. The City Commission will make two
staggered term appointments no later than April 30,
2008.

Applications may be obtained in person at City Hall,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Monday through Friday,
between the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. For
electronic applications, visit the City website at
www.cityofalachua.com. Completed applications must
be received no later than Wednesday. April 2. 2008
and should be sent to the City of Alachua, ATTN:
Assistant City Manager, P. 0. Box 9, Alachua, FL,
32616. Any questions, please call the Assistant City
Manager at 386 418-6132.
(Published: Alachua County Today February 21,
March 06, March 13, March 20 and March 27, 2008)


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" TO VOTE COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL S NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.
" Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
- If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other
.,. marks, your vote may not count.

ALACHUA CITY COMMISSION
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C() Gib Coerper
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Proclamation of the lapor of Ztladjua
, Gib Coerper, Mayor of the City of Alachua, Florida, do hereby proclaim:
An election is called for Tuesday, April 8, 2008, for the purpose of filling Seat Number 3 on the Alachua
City Commission;
The successful candidate shall serve a three-year term, ending in April of 2011"
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the City Recreation Center, Plantation Oaks at Turkey
7reek, and the Fire Station;
The names of the inspectors and clerks are as follows: Delores Wheeler, Merlene Holmes, J.R.
Cannady, Elaine Green, Thelma Welch, Ella Thomas, DeeDee McClain, Thelma Hammon, Ron Tristani,
;am Ulbing, Pam Schutzler. Burt Wetherington, Debra Davis, and Karen Williams.
This information and the names of inspectors and clerks to serve at each location shall be published in
n informational advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation for four weeks prior to the election.
lereby witness my signature and the seal of the City of Alachua this th dav of February 2008.
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// IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APRIL 8,2008, CITY OF ALACHUA CITY COMMISSION ELECTION,
PLEASE CALL DIANE MORGAN OR DEPUTY CITY CLERK ALAN HENDERSON AT 386-418-6100, OR E-MAIL
HIM AT AHENDERSON@CITYOFALACHUA.COM.

ELECTION RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON THE CITY'S WEB SITE FOLLOWING TE ELECTION AT WWW.CfTYOFALACHUA.COM


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A8 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008


ART SHOW:
Continued from page Al


Fused art glass both a science and an art


MILL CREEK:
Continued from page Al


lining the street dotted with vendor tents.
The celebration of art was a welcome
change of pace for area residents who
ventured out to get a taste of arts, crafts, and
tasty fare. From handcrafted nautical
themed solar lights to fused art glass, to
beaded jewelry, a half dozen flavors of
make-your-own-salsa kits, and hand
decorated beach motif inspired furniture,
this arts and crafts show was impressive in
its variety of offerings.
Betty and Dwight Wallace of Clearwater
showcased their dual-purpose nautical
themed lawn ornaments that also featured a
solar powered light. Each light was
mounted on a weathered wood. piling
decorated with a tightly wound rope and a
choice of egret, pelican, flamingo or turtle.
The couple travels almost every weekend,
participating in art shows throughout
Florida.
Originally from Ohio, Betty and Dwight
have been on the arts and crafts show circuit
for nearly seven years. They both
confessed they don't miss the northern
winters at all, and as recently as Saturday
had spoken with Betty's daughter who still
lives in Ohio, an area that has received


MUSEUM: M1
Continued from page Al ph

pedestrian museum project and
the city may help pay electricity
and wiring expenses, he said.
The Barry Building is a
historical site in itself. The
concrete building was built in
1908 by the widow of Dr. N.J.
Barry and used as a drugstore.
When a screwworm epidemic
harmed the cattle in the area,
the Barry Building-vmas used to
distribute screwworm medicine.
In 2006 the building went
up for sale, and the city bought
it because of its historical value,
Conrad said. The city will
continue to hold on to the
building until someone comes
along to restore it.
The Barry Building is
located across from Newberry's
Backyard Bar' BQ on State
Road 26 in downtown
Newberry.
Conrad is relying on
donations of artifacts and
pictures from area residents to


record amounts of snow this year.
"They had just had a blizzard up
there," said Dwight, "and when we
called, they told us they know why
we moved to Florida."
Bringing an eclectic style of art
to the show was Kerry Cleaver who
specializes in fused and slumped art
glass. Each piece is hand crafted by
Cleaver using glass that she fashions
into one-of-a-kind jewelry, sun
catchers, unique bowls, platters, wall
art, pedestals and tables. In addition
to art shows, Cleaver's glassworks
are available through various art
gallery Internet sites.
While this arts and crafts show
may not win prizes for being the
largest, it is clearly a top competitor
when considering the variety of
artistic offerings combined with an
abundance of welcoming artists and
craftsmen, all eager to share a bit of
insight into their life's works.
# # #


museum will feature


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Betty and Dwight Wallace display the nautical
themed solar lights they make and offer for sale
at arts and crafts shows throughout Florida.


artifacts


and


otos from area residents
fill the proposed pedestrian project done within the next
museum. He wants to have the three months.
# # #


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Cleanup is March 22 at 9 a.m.,
behind Sonny's in Alachua


will focus on cleaning debris
from around the sinkhole and
possibly along Mill Creek.
The sink is rarely accessible
to the public because it is
owned by a private cave diving
group according to Current
Problems, Inc. Executive
Director Fritzi Olson. She also
assures volunteers that no one
will be getting in the water or
even down the slope of the
sinkhole.
Mill Creek Sink was the site
of a film produced by
renowned local cave diver Wes
Skiles several years ago and
was also the center of attention
during the Suwannee River
Water Management District's
permit hearings for a nearby
Wal-Mart super center which
has not yet been constructed.
Olson says the cleanup is.
important because, "Anything
that goes down that sink ends
up in our groundwater and


heads for Hornsby Spring."
"We'd like people to come
and be able to take this rare
opportunity to see this fantastic
karst feature," said Olson.
The cleanup will be
Saturday, March 22, starting at
9 a.m. Volunteers may park
behind Sonny's in Alachua just
off U.S. Highway 441.
Lunch will be provided to
volunteers and the cleanup is
being sponsored by Karst
Environmental/Karst
Productions, Progress Energy,
Alachua County, Sonny's,
Current Problems, Inc. and the
Speological Society.
Volunteers are asked to sign up
ahead of time so that food
preparations may be made.
Anyone wishing to volunteer is
asked to contact Fritzi Olson at
aar@currentproblems.org or
352-264-6827.
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Currently
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A. Lloyd
White Male,
09/04/1982
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes
6'1", 180 Ibs

Currently
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Dealing in
Stolen
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L. Flagg
Black Female,
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5-07, 120 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
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White Male,
5/28/52
5-09, 190 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Blond Hair

Currently
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Black Male,
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Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
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Black Male,
5/16/79
5-09, 170 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
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Violation


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Black Male,
7/27/1956
5'8"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
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equipment


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12/10/71
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Currently
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5'05
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Currently
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By KEES BOER
Today Entertainment Writer
If you have been following
this column, you may have
noticed that each week, I've
dedicated the column to a
child, that either I or my dad
sponsors with Compassion
International. Compassion
International is a Christian
charity organization, which
ministers to over one million
children in 22 countries around
the world.
People can sponsor a child
in a country and, through
letters, develop a close
relationship with these
children. Very child has only
one sponsor and these children
really love their sponsors and
consider them family. I
recently witnessed this when
my father visited Cristina, his
sponsored child in Mexico,
and asked me to join him.
We arrived on Thursday
evening in Mexico City, where
Cesiah a representative of


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next day Cesiah and her
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Rica area, where Cristina lives.
It was about a five hour trip by
car. We finally got to Cristina's
home, she was there to greet
us. It was truly a moving
experience to see her and my
dad meet each other.
We walked into a very
small home that Cristina
shares with her three sisters
and mother. The house had
bare floors and no running
water. One of the first things I
saw was my parents' picture
prominently displayed.
Several people of
Compassion had joined us and
my dad and I were excited to
give some of the gifts that we
had brought with us. One of
the gifts was several copies of
the newspaper article, which
had been dedicated to her. She
was so excited I've never seen
anyone ever 'seen so glad to get


a copy of the Alachua County
Today!
Then I noticed her little
sister, Blanca, started to cry.
When we asked her why she
was crying, we discovered that
she had a sponsor that didn't
really write her. So, I decided
to take Blanca under my wing
and started showing her some
pictures on my laptop.
The next day, we took the
family to a local restaurant for
breakfast. Afterward, my dad
asked them if he could take
them to the local Wal-Mart in
Poza Rica. The store, was
similar to an American Wal-
Mart. And the children were
totally amazed. They had
never seen anything like it. My
dad bought a few outfits for
Cristina and the Compassion
representative showed her
where she could try them on to
see if they fit.
We waited, and waited, and
waited, and waited .... and
waited, but Cristina didn't
come out. Finally after 20


Above: Cristina with her
right Positive Entertainment.
minutes, one of the
Compassion representatives
went to see her. We found out
what took so long. Cristina
was amazed by the mirrors in
the fitting room she had
never seen herself in a mirror
like that. So, we decided to
buy her a mirror also. I also
bought Blanca a few things,
and she had a big smile from
ear to ear.
When it was time to say


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good bye, we realized we had
really begun to love these
people, and it was hard to say
good-bye. We will miss them
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Space Maintainers


Q: What are space
maintainers?
A: Baby teeth may seem like
cute, ultimately disposable items.
But they actually play a critical
role in the development of the
mouth. In addition to letting a
child chew and speak, baby teeth
hold space in the jaws for
permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is
lost prematurely, whether to
decay or injury, its neighboring
teeth may shift into the gap. This
can cause later problems when
permanent teeth come in and
don't have a reserved spot. The
result can be cramped, crooked
teeth that, in addition to being
unsightly, can affect speech and
eating.


One way to address .this
potential problem is the use of a
space maintainer, a device your
dentist can insert to keep the spot
open from the permanent tooth.
The device might be a temporary
crown, a wire loop or a spring that
spans the gap and prevents teeth
from shifting toward the open
spot. The dentist will remove the
device when the permanent tooth
is ready to erupt.
This is one of the reasons why
it's important for even the
smallest of patients to receive
thorough dental examinations and
appropriate treatment. Ask your
dentist about the right time to
bring your child in for his or her
first visit.


For more information or free brochures, please call our office.
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local events
*Mt. Horeb Baptist Chureh is having a revival March 10-14 at 7 p.m.
each evening and Homecoming on March 16. Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
is located on CR 340 Just West of SR 47 in Gilchrist County.
*Fort White Baptist Church will be sponsoring a Community Wide
Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt & Cookout will be at Deese Park,
18302 SW S.R. 47 in Fort White on Saturday, March 15, from 2-4 p.m. All
kids through 5th grade are welcome to hunt for 1000 eggs!
*First United Methodist Church of High Springs to present Easter
Cantata "Victory Voices," the adult choir, and "Edify," the contemporary
praise band, "Redemption The Power of the Cross" written by David
Moffitt, Sue C. Smith and Travis Cottrell. The community is invited to
attend this Easter Cantata at the church, located at 17405 NW US Hwy 441,
on Maundy Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, please
contact 386-454-1255.
NCome Celebrate Easter at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church,
25330NW CR236,Alachua (1/2 mile north ofCR236 & 239 intersection).
"In Christ Alone" Fellowship Breakfast 9:30 am., Sunday School 9:45
a.m., Easter Celebration 10:45 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt 12:15 p.m. and Dinner
12:30 pm.
mEaster Events hosted by Forest Grove Baptist Church Sunday,
March 16 and Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m., a live presentation of Leonardo
da Vinci's painting The Last Supper, called "The Living Lord's Supper,"
will be at Forest Grove Baptist Church (22575 NW 94th Avenue, Alachua).
At the conclusion of the drama, communion will be served to the
congregation from the stage supper table.
Sunday, March 23 at 7 a.m. will be Easter Sunrise Service at the
Forest Grove Church Cemetery (8100 NW 226 Street, Alachua). Speaker
will be Warren Chesser, Pastor, Forest Grove Baptist Church. Continental
breakfast will follow service.
Please call the church office at 386-462-3921 for more details.
*Are you driven? Driven 4 God is a one day co-ed sporting event for
youth grades 5-8 on March 29 at First United Methodist of High Springs.
Compete in football, basketball, baseball, and soccer and win great prizes
including a $30 visa gift card! Inflatable games, food, prizes and more!
Parents are welcome to stay and even compete in a parents vs. kids
competition! Registration is only $4. For more information contact Holly
Erskine at 352-472-1868 or through email at driven4god@gmail.com.
Check us out on the web at www.myspace.com/driven4god.
*First United Methodist Church of High Springs is having their
annual Flea Market on Saturday, April 12 from 8-2 on the church
grounds at 17405 NW US Hwy 441. Vendor spaces are available for $15
per 15'x 20' space. Reservations may be made by visiting or calling the
church at 386 454-1255, Monday through Thursday from 8-1, or call Ann
Marie Smith at 386-454-5640. There will also be a Rummage Sale and
Bake Sale, and concessions will be available throughout the day. All money
raised will be used for local and international mission projects.
ENew Ministry offers Spiritual Work-Outs! Morning praise and
reflections shared while working-out. Exercise your mind and nurture the
spirit through movements that strengthen your body. Membership to this
club is open to all shapes, sizes, and denominations, especially those who
love to improvise and are often divinely inspired. Visit feelbetter.gaia.com
for more details and sign-up information. We meet at the Alachua
Recreation Center every weekday morning for a 30 minute work-out
Warm-up starts at 7:45am.
EFoundation Chapel Church of God by Faith is proud to serve the
community as a host site for food distribution by The Gainesville
Harvest You are welcome to come every Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The church is located at 13220 NW 150 Avenue, Alachua. The phone is
386-462-2549. Elder Willie J. McKnight, Sr., Pastor
*Hare Krishna Temple Free feast every Sunday at 4 p.m. The Temple
is located three miles north of Alachua on State Road 235.


The motivating love of God


Special to Alachua County Today
Traditionally, during the season of Lent,
Christians look for special ways of drawing nearer
to God. Usually, something is offered as a sacrifice,
such as giving up a favorite activity, food or drink.
We want to make a sacrifice, or to find some
way to settle with God for our sins. We are aware
that God is Holy, Righteous, and a consuming Fire
and we are fallen and are unworthy to stand in the
presence of a Perfect God. So, when we enter into
a season such as Lent, it is as though we want to
celebrate the chance to make some sort of sacrifice.
In the Epistle of Ephesians, chapter 5, we are
encouraged to be followers of God and walk as
Christ, who loved us and "gave Himself for us as
an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet
smelling savor." With its emphasis on sacrifice, this
message fits the season of Lent.
We are aware that we must make an offering of
ourselves to God, and that without sacrifice, there is
no washing away of sin, but we hesitate to take the
step. So we make compromises to avoid the
supposed pain of becoming a living sacrifice. The
season of Lent is special, a time to make an
offering or sacrifice. By giving up something
for Lent, we feel that we have appeased God
and ducked any punishment.
Unfortunately, this misses the whole poiqt
of the passage and the Lenten Season. In
Ephesians, we are reminded that Christ gave
Himself for us, and loves us. If we are to
follow His example of offering and sacrifice,
we must begin by noticing this one very
important principle-the value of our offering
or sacrifices in life is measured, not so much by.
the pain we inflict on ourselves, but on the
motivating love of God. He calls us to follow
the example of Christ, who viewed personal
loss as unimportant in light ofthe Father's love.
As Christians, the offering we are called to I
make is a broken spirit and a contrite heart. |
The prophet Joel told the people to "rend their \
hearts and not their garments." Likewise,
Malachi described man's duty as making a
pure offering with incense. I
It should not be a surprise that hundreds of |
years after these Old Testament prophets, Saint I
John describes the beauty of heaven in
picturesque detail-in Revelation chapter 5,
the Patriarchs of the Old and New Testament
assemble before the throne of Christ and make
the very offering of incense that Malachi
described, but John interprets this symbol as
being the prayers of the saints.
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Christian worship must
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measure through prayer and
II Saints Anglican contemplation. As we
hurch, Gainesville. pray and make our
parish of the offering to God in the way
hristian Episcopal that He has set forth, we
hurch find that the entire
worship experience is one
of sacrifice-ours to Him, and His back to us,
through the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
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Ephesian counsel. Christ said, "...blessed are they
that hear the word of God and keep it." The natural
relation of mother and son carries no key to
Heavenly blessing. The very reason that Christ's
Mother is called Blessed is that Mary (in the example
of her Son) is an icon of self-offering unto God. The
Angel announced unto Mary the word of God, and
she proclaimed without hesitation, "behold the
handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy
word." She offered herself as a living sacrifice to
God, her response of praise and submission is the
"sacrifice of a sweet smelling savor" in Heaven.
Christ is not using this occasion to belittle His
Mother, but to point out that blessedness is not
something inherited-it is the gift of a living
communion with God.
Let us remember that the simplest offering we
can make, and yet the most glorious enhancement of
heaven, is our sacrifice of praise, our heart in prayer
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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


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

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


SF- fellowship
C Church
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 am.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.
16916 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs
386454-1700 www.FellowshipOnline.org


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


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


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we are more than
Conquerors. We are
Champions." Romans 8:37


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


Corinth Baptist Church
5577 NW 290 Street, Newberry
Pastor Henry M. Rodgers
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510
Sunday: Sunday School 10 a.m., 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
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafiimc


First United Methodist Church
Hwy 441 S., High Springs
Sunday School: 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 a.m.,
Traditional Worship: 11 a.m.,
Youth Fellowship: 5p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship 6:45 p.m.
Church offers transportation to & from services.
Youth/Childrens Director: Holly Erskine
Gary Eldred, Pastor (386) 454-1255


CHRISTIAN FAMILY WORSHIP
CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE
Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor & Founder
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655
Church: (386) 454-2367 Home: (386) 454-8251
Cell: (386) 344-0058


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


Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Church in WesternAlachua County l
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue
in Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am. Nursery provided.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by Lfiing Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

Legacy I)aptist Churchk
SSunday Services at The Alachua Women's
Club. 255 S. Main St.. Alachua
Children's Sunday School 9:30 am
Church Service 10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pin
Pastor John Jernigan (386) 454-5529
www.legacybaptistchurch.org

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


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


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


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Deliverance Center A
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) Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
S __.r Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
FA M I L Y C H U R C H Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
npact.. ut Lis f 386-454-1563
with t Word www.impactfamilychurch.com
God's W16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua


New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 .a.m.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Prayer Mtg/Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18105 NW 262 Avenue


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


Services
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

f L fe Children's Church 11:30a.m.
Wednesday:
Assembofod Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Downtown Alachua Nursery provided for all services.
www.riveroflifeassembly.org Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


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


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


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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
386P62.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
Tuesday 7 p.m., Weekdays Mon, Wed
and Fri 8:30 a.m. No Mass Thursday.
Confession: Saturday 45 min. prior to
Mass or anytime on request
S3210 N.E. Santa Fe Boulevard
(U.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
(386) 454-2358


S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
IMPAC ING" One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
,m (386) 462-1337

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Worship
Wednesday: 6 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministries, Youth Activities
and Choir Rehearsal 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study


Living Hope in Christ
Outreach Ministries
615 Martin Luther King Boulevard
High Springs
Hour of Power Sunday 9 a.m.,
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Morning Worship 11 a.m.;
1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays
Evening Services 4 p.m.;
Prayer Meeting Tuesday 7:30 p.m.;
Bible Study Thursday 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Street Ministry every 4th Saturday
10 a.m. Location to be announced.
E-mail: Livinghopeinchristom@yahoo.com
Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr.
(386) 454-4169 Fax (386) 454-3569
"Eliminating All Excuses
for Coming to Christ"


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Haven Hospice benefit features signed

Richie Sambora guitar


Special to Alachua County Today
ALACHUA As lead guitarist, founding
member and primary songwriter of the Bon Jovi
band, Richie Sambora has played a lot of guitars-
acquiring 120 in his personal collection. Many a
Sambora guitar has been sold on ebay or at web
sites like rockstarguitars.com and
celebrityguitars.com. Now he's donated, one of his
signature black and white Fender guitars, signed
"Richie Sambora 2008," to be auctioned at ViVA!
2008 A Bayou Bash, an annual benefit for Haven
Hospice that gets under way Saturday, April12 at
the Rembert Farm in Alachua.
Tickets are on sale now for the event, which
begins at 5:30 p.m.
Autographed items including its trademark
celebrity-decorated gator art-are a ViVA! specialty,
but the event also features auctions of boutique and
specialty items, gift certificates for dining,
vacationing and more. Now in its fourth and biggest
year, the event is also celebrated for its Cajun
cuisine by Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille, live
Zydeco music by Gumbo Limbo and other bayou
festivities.
Tickets are $125 per guest, and 100-percent of
the proceeds support patient care, services and the
many programs provided by Haven Hospice, a
community hospice that has been enhancing lives
through its compassion and care for more than 29
years.
Those who attend ViVA! support.community
programs that will serve more than 4,000 patients


Special to Alach,'a County Today
This guitar signed by Bon Jovi Lead Guitarist
Richie Sambora is up for auction at the fourth
annual ViVAI 2008 A Bayou Bash. A Fender
Squier Stratocaster, Affinity Series, Vintage
Style model, it is factory-equipped with Fender
3250 strings, has a 6-screw Tremolo Bridge,
solid Tonewood Body (Alder/Agathis), high-
quality die cast tuners, and a 21-fret neck.
and families in 2008. Funds raised through special
events account for 27-percent of donations to Haven
Hospice, all of which help pay for unreimbursed
patient care, alternative therapies, grief support and
assistance with community resources.
Judi and Davis Rembert are serving as hosts for
the second consecutive year. ViVA! transforms three
acres of the 800-acre Alachua farm they share with
their two sons and their families into a bayou.
Reservations and tickets are required. For tickets
or information on becoming a sponsor, contact 352-
271-4662, or visit www.vivameanslife.org.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 01-08-DR-686
Division: AA

CARL HAROLD COOKE.
Petitioner

and

BONNIE H COOKE,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: BONNIE H COOKE
whose last' know address is
unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
,any, to it on CARL HAROLD
'COOKE whose address is 3830
S.W. 40th St. Bell, FL 32619 on or
-before 3-20-08, and file the
'original with the clerk of this Court
,at P.O. Box 600, Gainesville, FL
:32602 before service on Petitioner
:or immediately thereafter. If you
:fail to do so, a default may be
:entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.

Copies of all court
documents in this case,
including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office
notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit


will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated: February 14, 2008

J.K. "BUDDY" IRBY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT

By:Erika Powell
Deputy Clerk

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

Published: Alachua County Today
February 21, 28 and March 6,
13, 2008)
NOTICE TO BID

The City of High Springs is
currently seeking bids for 30, 1500
watt metal halide lights and
ballasts for the Memorial Park
softball/baseball fields.

Contact: Parks & Recreation
Director Jerry Bratcher 386-454-
1416 ext. 228.

Sealed bids must be submitted to
the City Manager's office at City
Hall, 110 NW 1st Avenue, High
Springs Florida 32643, by 4:30
p.m., Thursday, March 27m 2008.


THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.

(Published: Alachua County
Today March 13, 2008)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF JAY C.
HERRINGTON, Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-228

Division A

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAY C. HERRINGTON,
deceased, whose date of death
was February 6, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Alachua
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office
Box 600, Gainesville, FL 32602-
0600 (201 E. University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32601). .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 MARCH 6, 2008.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Nancy E. Yenser
NANCY E. YENSER, P.L.
Attorney for Karen D. Herrington
Florida Bar No. 222348
Post Office Box 1440
Gainesville, FL 32602-1440
Telephone: (352) 378-8544
Fax: (352) 335-4871

Personal Representative:
Karen D. Herrington
313 NE 114th Way
Gainesville, Florida 32607

(Published: Alachua County
Today March 6,13, 2008)
NOTICE TO BID

The City of High Springs is
currently accepting bids for 10
concrete sport light poles, 60' in
length, include shipping costs.
Poles to be placed at Memorial
Park. Forward sealed bids to the
City of High Springs, 110 NW 1st
Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643


"ATTN: CITY MANAGER" by
March 27, 2008

THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.

(Published: Alachua County
Today March 13, 2008)
Notice is hereby given that on
03/19/08 at 1:00PM at Interstate
Mini Storage, 2707 SW 40th
Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32608, 352-
371-0852 the undersigned,
Interstate Mini Storage will sell at
public sale by competitive bidding,
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned of:


Marva L. Watts
UNIT H-10
MISC. ITEMS

Delores Robinson
UNIT G-14
MISC. ITEMS


Ernest Flythe
UNIT 503
MISC. ITEMS

Ronnie Hines
UNIT J-04
MISC. ITEMS

Jason Johnson
UNIT D-22
MISC. ITEMS

Chrislyne Brumaire
UNIT H-11
MISC. ITEMS

Yania Dozier
UNIT- 105
MISC. ITEMS

INTERSTATE
MINI STORAGE
2707 S.W. 40th BLVD.
GAINESVILLE FLORIDA 32608
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(Published: Alachua County
Today March 6 and 13, 2008)


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INVITATION TO BID

SEALED BIDS will be received
and accepted by the Town of
LaCrosse, Florida, until Monday,
April 14, 2008, at 7:30p.m. for the
following mowing and cleaning of
all town property. The bids will be
opened and read aloud on
Monday, April 14, 2008, at the
regular Town Council meeting.

All Bidders are encouraged to
attend a pre-bid tour to be held
Saturday, March 29, 2008, at
9:00a.m at the Town Hall in
LaCrosse.

Bids are to cover:

1. Months of April through
October 2008 (7 months) include
the following:
a. Mowing and maintaining at
least every other week the
town property around the
town hall, and fire station; the
old ball field; the south side of
the recreational area fence to
the adjacent drive way; the
area around the fire
department training
facility/cell tower-the fire
department will be
responsible for removal of
obstructive material and
mowing to be completed the
next regular trip.
b. Mow and maintain at least
every other week the areas
within 12 (twelve) feet of the
paved roads on all State,
County, and Town streets
within the limits of the Town,
unless not possible due to
ditches or fencing or private
planting, in these cases mow
to fence line. This also
includes area beyond bridge
stanchions.
c. Maintain the shrubbery and
hedges on town property and
around the fire station
including rimming-azalea's
are not to be trimmed after
June of each year; pick up
fallen limbs at town hall
before mowing.
d. Weed-eating particularly the
areas around the town hall,
fire station, fences and those
areas mentioned above that
have sign posts, light poles,
decorative trees, and/or
bridge stanchions at least
once a month.
e. Fertilize and maintain all Palm
Trees on SR 121 the first of
September and March.
Fertilize Azalea's once a year
in April.
f. All fenced areas adjacent to
the fire station building to be
mowed and/or trimmed inside
and outside.
g. Mow and weed-eat the
Recreation area located
beside fire station every
week.
h. Storm debris will be picked up
on a pre-determined cost
basis.


2. Bids for the months of
November 2008 through March
2009 (5 months) will be the same
as specified above in sections (a)
through (h) with the frequency
listed as every other week being
changed to once per month
starting from the date of the last
activity in October 2008.

***Provide Insurance certificate
with 300,000 Liability and
Worker's Compensation
Insurance.
**All equipment including mower
is to be furnished by the contractor
of the job.

**Grass is not to be cut too short
as to damage the root systems.

Contact: Town Clerk, Shirley Pruitt,
386-462-2784, with any questions
concerning this bid.

Bids may be delivered, or mailed
to Shirley Pruitt, Town Clerk, Town
of LaCrosse, P.O. Drawer D,
LaCrosse, Florida 32658.

The Town reserves the right to
accept or reject any and all bids.
This bid is for a two year period.
The LaCrosse Town Council
reserves the right to cancel after
one year.

(Published: March 13 and
20, 2008)
CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS

INVITATION TO BID
TREE REMOVAL

The City of High Springs is now
accepting bids for the removal of
approximately 19 trees, located at
various locations throughout the
City. Trees to be removed are
marked with orange paint.
Addresses are available by
contacting Public Works Clerk
Donna Smith at (386) 454-2134.
Licensed and insured tree
removal companies are invited to
submit prices for the removal of.
the trees, to include: cutting down
and prompt removal of logs, limbs,
debris, and grinding the stumps to
grade.

Interested bidders should submit
sealed bids, marked, "Tree Bids,"
along with proof of licensing and
worker's compensation insurance
to: City Manager, City of High
Springs, 110 NW 1st Avenue, High
Springs, Florida 32643, no later
than 3:00 p.m., March 20, 2008.

THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.
THE CITY ALSO RESERVES
THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT THE
BID WHICH IS IN THE BEST
INTEREST OF THE CITY,
WHICH MAY BE, OR MAY NOT
BE, THE LOWEST BID.

(Published: Alachua County
Today -- March 6 and 13, 2008)


NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE
BY CITY COMMISSION
ARCHER, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the
proposed ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will be
considered for adoption on the
24th day of March, 2008, at the
Regular City Commission meeting
starting at 7:00 PM, or as soon
thereafter as may be heard, in the
City Commission auditorium at
City Hall, 401 West Main Street,
Archer, Florida. 'A copy of said
ordinance may be inspected by
any member of the public at the
Office of the City Manager, at the
above address. All interested
parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed
ordinance.

ORDINANCE TITLE:

ORDINANCE NO. 02-2008
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF ARCHER, FLORIDA
AMENDING CODE OF
ORDINANCES CHAPTER 21
SECTION 21-26; RELATING TO
UTILITY CONNECTION FEES;
AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE

NOTE: "Be advised that any
person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the City
Commission, it's Boards,
Committees, Agencies,
Authorities, etc., with respect to
any matter considered at such
meeting (or hearing), will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purposes, may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
-to be based." (References section
286.0105, Florida Statutes).

(Published: Alachua County
Today March 13, 2008)


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The University of Florida,
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This position requires basic
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for this vacancy is 0703917. If an
accommodation due to a disability
is needed to apply for this position,
please call (352) 392-4621 or the
Florida Relay System at (800)
955-8771 (TDD). An Equal
Opportunity Institution.
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UF's Sid Martin Biotechnology
Development Incubator, in Progress
Corp Park, Alachua, needs front desk
person w/strong customer
service/office skills, professional
manner, MS Office. Fast-paced
entrepreneurial environment. No
benefits, M-F 8-5. Expected starting
$8.50-$10.00/Hr. To apply fax resume
to: (386) 462-0875 or email to:
shinh@biotech.ufl.edu by February 4,
2005. If an accommodation due to a
disability is needed please call (352)
392-4621 or the Florida Relay System
at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). An Equal
Opportunity Institution.


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Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd Homes
from $199/mo Financing Refs
Available! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr!
For Listings & info (800)482-9419.
Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home only
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Payments from $199/mo! 5%dn,
20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings &
info (800)482-9419.


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Paved road frontage on CR 138.
Cleared homesite. High and Dry!
OWNER FINANCING! NO
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Call 352-215-1018.
5 AC ALACHUA
Beautifully wooded on paved road
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to Gainesville. OWNER FINAN-
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Call 352-215-1018.


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OWNER FINANCING, NO
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$873/MO 352-215-1018
5 ACRES HIGH SPRINGS
AREA! Well, Septic & Power!
Beautiful Country Setting. Perfect
for horses. Owner Financing! NO
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$94,900.00. 352-215-1018.
4 AC LACROSSE
Beautiful country setting with oak
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Only $719/mo. Total $69,900.00
Call 352-215-1018.


NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres with
great view, very private, big trees,
waterfalls & large public lake
nearby, $69,500 call now
(866)789-8535.
NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS-Almost two acres of
beautiful land with breathtaking
views near The Smoky Mtns.,
large trees and great building site.
Only $39,500. (800)632-2212
http://valleytownrealty.com
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North Carolina gated Lakefront
Community 150 miles of
Shoreline and great mountain
views call now (800)709-5253.
Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake. Over 800 miles of
shoreline. Call Lakeside Realty
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Always Renting? Buy a 3bd 2ba
Home only $200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs
@ 8%apr! For Listings (800)482-
9419.
High springs: 1 bedroom
waterfront in quiet and safe
area, near santa fe river and state
park. convenient location to town,
500/month please call 386 454
7562 or 352 318 4602
High springs: 2 bedroom on
water in quiet, safe area near
santa fe river and state park. new
kitchen appliances, washer/dryer.


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please call 386 454 7562 or 352
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MARCH RENT IS FREE
Fairmont Oaks Apts
2BR, 2 BA $869
Near the Oaks Mall by 1-75
352-331-0101
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Bell, Ranch on 7.5 acres.
3BD/2BA 1200 sq ft. Unfurnished,
available March' 1, Private Country
Setting. $900 per month plus
electric. 802-999-7782
High springs: small mobile,
efficiency, very quiet and private.
adjacent to river and state park,
close to town. 400/month
please call 386 454 7562 or 352
318 4602
5bd 2ba Home only $425/mo!
3bd 2ba Home only $199/mo!
More 1-4bd Homes Available! For
Listings (800)482-9419.
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.
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000!
Only $199/Mo! 5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo!
For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.





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x6465.
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Millhopper location! 3BR 2BA cul-de-sac
home. 300 ft. detached workshop. Newer plumbing &
electrical, windows, kitchen cabinets & flooring, 2nd
bath, A/C, water heater. $159,000 MLS#288956
Just need 2 bedrooms and I bath on almost
a half acre of gorgeous lawn? One owner, well-
maintained home includes CB outbuilding and one-
car carport close to Gainesville and 1-75. $99,900
MLS#283507
Space plus location here with 4BR 2BA
home. A separate living room & family room with a
FP, oversized kitchen, large master suite and a great
open floor plan. $130,000 MLS#287193


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HOMES WITH ACREAGE
Convenient Country Living. 1948 3BR 1BA.
home on 6.5 acres in Alachua. Be the "place to be"
with the wrap around, screened in porch with hot tub,
above ground pool and trampoline. The land is just
extra! $199,900 MLS#289375
10 acre estate 3BR 2BA block home with metal
roof, pole bam and water treatment system. Lots of
wildlife and very private. Additional 10 acres also
available. $297,000 MLS#263713
You'll feel at home when you see this well-
, cared for 3BR 2BA block home on 5 picturesque
acres with lush green grass. Open sky patio and
gazebo, large detached garage/workshop. $344,900
MLS#290465


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Nicely treed 7.26 acre lot on a paved road with
city water and septic. Older mobile is currently being
rented. Great place to build or keep as an investment
rental. Seller may consider owner financing with large
down payment. $129,900 MLS#276490
No more horse boarding Affordable fenced

VACANT LAND

5 acres. 2 year new 5 stall bam, well and electric in
place. Ideal location between High Springs and
Newberry. $135,000 MLS#282130
5 acres with small spring fed pond. Land is
fenced and has a nice mix of trees and pasture.
Alachua County, Rolling Hills deed restricted
subdivision. $134,000 MLS#285064


PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE FOR LEASE!
(will divide)
2500sf with reception area, private offices, 2
large executive offices, conference room.
file/copy room & kitchen aea. Located
across fiom Alarion Bank on 441 in Alachua.


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