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Target targeting Alachua?
By BRYAN BOUKARI
ALACHUA A Wal-Mart super center bound
for Alachua hasn't even broken ground and talk of
a Target store in the town is now being floated
among some people in the community.
If Target is looking at Alachua for its next
store in the area, company officials are keeping it
tight-lipped. A spokesperson for the big box
retailer told Alachua County Today that while
Target continues to look at the Gainesville area
market, it currently has no plans for an additional
But that statement will likely do little to quell
rumors that the company is eyeing land at the
intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and NW 43rd
Street. The property in question is located in the
City of Alachua and a City of Alachua planning
official confirmed Wednesday that there had
indeed been inquiries about such a retailer at the
Aside from the Wal-Mart super center to be
located behind McDonald's in Alachua, no other
applications or plans for a Target or any similar
stores have been submitted to the City of Alachua,
the planning office said.
While Target officials would not confirm any
plans for a store in Alachua, the spokesperson did
say it would be common for a Target store to be
in close proximity to another Target store or a
competitor, such as Wal-Mart.
TARGET on page A3
By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA- St. Patrick's
Day has passed, but the Irish
is still on its way to Alachua.
after two years of searching
and preparing for an Alachua
location, the Beef '0' Brady's
on Main Street is set to open
in less than two weeks.
When the doors to the
Beef '0' Brady's open at 11
a.m. on Monday, March 31,
Alachua residents will get to
experience the full menu,
complete with Buffalo style
wings, burgers and beer.
"We are really excited
about being a part of the
community," said Beef '0'
Brady'sowner Dan McCann.
Restaurant, employees are
currently being trained in
anticipation of the informal
grand opening. The restaurant
will employ about 35 to 45
people, McCann said.
Beef '0' Brady's will have
BEEF 'O' BRADY'S on page A5
On duty in High Springs
An inside look at Troiano's first day on the job
BEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
High Springs Police Chief Jim Troiano stepped into his new position as the town's top cop
Monday morning. Troiano had served at the Alachua County Sheriff's Office for 20 years
before being selected as High Springs' police chief.
By ASHLEY CAIN
HIGH SPRINGS -After a long first day on
the job Monday, new High Springs Police
Chief Jim Troiano said the day was very
A ceremony welcomed the new leader into
his position, where he was surrounded by
family, friends and other law enforcement
officers as he shared his vision for the
Troiano, who has 22 years of law
enforcement experience, said his goals for the
High Springs Police Department would be
based around his four priorities: accountability,
professionalism, image and integrity.
"When you pin that badge on your shirt, it's
not about power or glory, it's about serving
TROIANO on page A5
Coerper, Lee cash
in on campaign
By CRAIG COX
candidates for the open City
S-\ i of Alachua
o seat have
Coerper as of March
$2,035 in Lee
contributions and Patricia
* Lee, former City of Alachua
ELECTION on page A7
Flood waters can
S. Natbe deadly
National Flood Awareness Week
By RHANA GITTENS
You're at home getting
ready to punch in the numbers
for your American Idol vote
for the night and this message
scrawls across your screen.
"Alert! The National Weather
Service has released a flood
The lights in your house
begin to flicker, and the
television looks at you with a
blank black stare before you
can get the last two digits of
the number for your favorite
A Lighting flash through
the window jolts you. A
thunderous clap causes you to
run to the front door to make
sure everything is secure. A
damp wetness under your
Gator house slippers causes
you to look down only to
FLOODS on page A4
An early Easter
Usual suspects take
By MIKE DAROZA
out of the four smiling faces
that grace the cover of the
National Hot Rod Association's
2008 media guide wound up
grinning for photos in the
winner's circle at the 39th
annual AC Delco
Gatornationals at Gainesville
Raceway on Sunday.
Tony Shumacher, Tony
Pedregon and Jeg Coughlin all
made good on their 2007
NHRA title defense by winning
at the historic quarter-mile
strip, giving this year's
Gatornationals a familiar feel
for regular drag racing fans.
The only one out of the four
winners on Sunday not wearing
a 2007 championship ring was
SUSPECTS on page A8
BEN BOUKARV/Alachua County Today
2008 ACDelco Gatornationals champions (L-R) Matt Guidera,
Tony Pedregon, Tony Schumacher and Jeg Coughlin celebrate
in the winners' circle.
Special to Alachua County Today
Easter came a week early in the city of Alachua where
hundreds of children sought out the perfect egg in the town's
annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning at the Hal Brady
Recreation Center. Easter will be officially celebrated Sunday.
Today Staff Report
GAINESVILLE When the
took over Alachua County this
past weekend, tens of thousands
of fans piled into Gainesville
Raceway every day. And you
can't just watch dragsters barrel
down a quarter-mile strip at
300-plus mph without any
nourishment whatsoever. So,
the many friendly vendors
around the track offered up a
little taste of everything for fans
last weekend. But remember it
comes with a price and a hefty
one at that.
Let's start with the basics a
hamburger and fries. It's one of
the most popular of meals in
America and can be found
anywhere from a fast food diner
on the corner to a ritzy
restaurant downtown. The
average going price for
hamburgers at Gatornationals
was $5 and for fries, another $5.
lf you would like cheese on
those fries, go ahead and add
PRICELESS on page A8
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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, MARCH 20,2008
Meetings & Events in the Heartlands
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.
*Alachua County Meets the 2nd
and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9
a.m. at the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Room
209, Gainesville. Citizen
comments are taken at 9:30 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue..
*Hawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
*High Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
nMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
ENewberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
*Waldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Jesse says, "The best
way to predict the
future is to invent it."
HOW TO REACH US
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*GraphicArtists: Katrina Davis and
mAccount Executive; Ben Boukari,
(386) 462-3355 or email to
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) Alachua County Today.
AARP Driver Safety Program
monthly classes cost $10. The two-
day, eight-hour classroom
instruction refines driving skills and
develops defensive driving
techniques. The three-year
certificate qualifies graduates for an
auto insurance discount Call 352-
333-3036 for information and to
register for a class. Gainesville
Classes: April 1 and 2, 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.;April 8 and 9, 12noon to
4 p.m., April 8 and 10, 9 a.m. to 1
*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
EAlachua Historical Society is
having a program by Bob Knight
about the geological history of our
area on March 25 at 7 p.m. at the
Alachua Woman's Club on Main
EThe Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The weekly
meetings are held at the clubhouse
located at 15115 NW 142 Terrace
(Lions Club Terrace). If you are
interested in becoming a member of
the Alachua Lions Club, please join
us for a meeting or call 386-462-
7178. Lions are men and women
who volunteer their time to
humanitarian causes in their local
and world community.
EBefore 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
Presently there is no cost for this
course. Registration is due no later
than one week prior to class. A
minimum of three couples must be
Appt. & WIlk-Ins Welcome.
Gift Certificates Available
(386) 462-2110 Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
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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
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.
EBread of the Mighty Food Bank
encourages businesses and
organizations to sponsor food
drives for the holidays. The
holidays are coming and for many in
our community the cupboard will be
bare. But you can help through the
Bread of the Mighty by donating
food and/or firiances to help keep our
shelves stocked and the food flowing
to those in need during the holiday
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
*Hawthorne 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 (comer 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 the
market grounds; and friends and
neighbors. The 2007-2008 season
end June 28. Vendors call 352-481-
EThe 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 11a.m.
ENew! 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.
Vean R. Seeger, Inc.,
A HICGH-QUALITY PAINTING COMPANY
Alachua, FL 352-316-4547
and Red ,Oak Estates
V* Close to the area's finest schools
N Convenient to shopping & dining
mRelay for Life Alachua High
Springs, save the dates Next
Team Captain Meetings: Thursday,
April 3 at 6 p.m., Alachua Women's
Committee Meetings: Thurs-
day, March 20 at 5 p.m., Alarion
Bank Community Room; Thursday,
April 17 at 5 p.m., Alarion Bank
Relay for Life Friday, May 2
and Saturday, May 3 at Santa Fe
EThe 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,
*The 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 begins with supper at
6 p.m. and the meeting following at
*ITurkey 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
EThe Star Center Children's
Theatre of Alachua is presenting a
production of Pocahontas open to
grades 1 through 8. No experience
necessary. Full costume production
will be held at the Alachua Women's
Club (Downtown Historic Alachua).
Rehearsals are held Monday and
Wednesday from 4-5:15 p.m. at the
Swick House (behind Alachua City
JHall). The $10 weekly production
fee includes materials and costumes.
For more information, call 386-462-
EThe Star Center Children's
Theatre of Alachua is holding
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
mWonderful Wednesdays at the
City of Archer Recreation
Building (Old Fire Station) the
recreation building will be open to
the public on April 2, 16 and 30;
May 14 and 28 from 1-4 p.m. (If
there is a good response, Wonderful
Wednesday may be reinstated for
the 2008/2009 school year. Stop in
and play on the ping pong table,
hockey table, enjoy movies, video
game system, sports equipment and
This is not a structured event.
Supervision is minimal and the
doors will be locked at 4 p.m. After
that time, there will be no one
available to supervise children.
Children 10 and under must be
accompanied by an adult.
*Lazarus Restoration Ministries,
Inc. a non-profit outreach program
committed to helping meet the needs
of homeless families, extends a
special invitation to each of you to
attend a Fundraiser dinner, "30
Pieces of Silver" Friday, March 21 at
.7:30 p.m. at Highlands Presbyterian
Church, 1001 NE 16th Avenue,
Gainesville. Guest speakers will be
Sis. Rechelle Banks & Pastor Kim
Garrison. For more
information and/or to reserve a seat,
please call Vincent Washington at
352-281-2577 or James Nelson 352-
*Family Fun Nights will be held at
the Recreation Center (old Fire
Station) in Archer the fourth Friday
of each month (March 28, April 25
and May 23) from .5:30-8 p.m.
Concessions will be available.
Come enjoy an evening of family
*Workshop for small business -
"Doing Business with the
Government ... Government
Agencies are the largest buyers of
goods and services in this Country."
How do you penetrate this market?
The workshop will be held on
Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. in the SCORE office in
downtown Gainesville in the Sun
Center; Suite 104E; 101 Southeast
2nd Place; Gainesville. For more
information telephone: 352-375-
The fee is $15 in advance ($20 at
the door). Registration in advance is
recommended. For a registration
form please call the SCORE office
or visit the SCORE website at:
SCORE, "Counselors to
America's Small Business," is a non
profit, nationwide resource partner
of the U.S. Small Business
A Neighborhood Workshop will be held to discuss a Replat on 3.8
acres located in the Turkey Creek Subdivision, Alachua, Florida. The
existing Future Land Use classification is Medium Density
Residential with a Zoning district of Planned Unit Development
(PUD). The Replat will reduce the total number of lots from 32 to 26.
The purpose of the workshop is to educate owners of nearby lands
about the proposed change and receive comments and address
concerns, where possible.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. at the
Alachua Women's Club located at the Comer of Main Street and NW
146th Avenue, Alachua, Florida.
CONTACT: Gerry Dedenbach, AICP
PHONE: (352) 331-1976
(Published: Alachua County Today March 20, 2008)
City of Alachua
PLANNING AND ZONING
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
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)
SIGNS & BANNERS
ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008 A3
Alachua Police Department
The following information was
provided by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective
*On March 6, 2008 at 9:50
p.m., employees at Food Lion
observed 28-year- old Lakenya
Guyton steal $32.01 worth of
assorted beauty products and
attempted to leave the store.
Store employees confronted
Guyton as she attempted to exit
the store. Guyton provided
some resistance to employees
prior to Alachua Police arrival.
Officers placed Guyton under
arrest for shoplifting and
battery. Officers located drug
paraphernalia in Guyton's
pocket and she was also charged
with possession of drug
*On March 14, 2008 at 9:09
p.m., officers made contact with
25-year-old Steven Lines of
Fort White at US 441 and
Sonny's. A computer check
revealed that Lines had an
active warrant out of Columbia
County for Grand Theft and
Robbery with no bond. Lines
was taken into custody without
*On March 15, 2008 at 7:15 p.
m., officers made contact with
49-year-old Judy Douglas of
Alachua at NW 147 Avenue and
NW 125 Street. A computer
check revealed that Douglas
had a warrant out of Alachua
County for failure to appear
with no bond. Douglas was
taken into custody without
*On March 15, 2008 at 11:40
p.m., officers made contact with
46-year-old Derrick Moore of.
Jacksonville at NW 109 Lane
and NW 106 Avenue. A
computer check revealed that
Moore had an outstanding
warrant out of Alachua County
for Grand Theft with a $2,000
bond. Moore was taken into
custody without incident.
High Springs Police
The information below has
been compiled based on police
reports provided by the High
Springs Police Department.
Today Staff Report
*On March 7 an unknown
person entered the fenced-yard
of North Central Florida Air
Conditioning, Inc. in High
Springs and removed the copper
reefer coils from several scrap
air conditioners on the
premises. The scrap is usually
sold by the company to a scrap
metal dealer and the loss is
estimated at $700. The case is
still being investigated.
*High Springs residents David
W. Hellriegel, 45, and Kyle
Erwin Hellriegel, 18, were
victims of a burglary on March
10 when someone entered their
residence through an unlocked
garage door and took two MP3
players and a pellet gun. The
person or persons left through
the garage door.
*During a traffic stop, High
Springs resident Stephen D.
Oxendine, 49, was found to
have an active warrant for his
arrest for driving under the
influence. The warrant was
issued by the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office with no bond.
Oxendine was transported.to the
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office Department of the Jail.
*An unknown person reportedly
took the purse of High Springs
resident Cynthia S. McPerson
as she sat on the grass in front of
the Antique Center of High
Springs on Saturday. The
suspect ran from the scene, and
as of the time of the report had
not been identified.
*High Springs resident
Randolph Woodard reportedly
stole a BMX style bicycle from
an unlocked storage shed of
Patricia Simmons, of High
Springs. The bicycle was valued
at $100 by the victim.
# # #
Continued from page A I
Speculated to be eyeing
city's southeastern boundary
As with most retailers, the
Target spokesperson said
building a store would be based
on market demand and
conditions. The typical Target
store takes 12 months to
construct. The Minneapolis,
currently has 1600 stores. In
Florida, Target operates a total
of 118 stores, 34 of which are
Super Targets and include the
The company claims that
their average customer is 41
years old with a family and
children and 48 percent of
customers have completed
A traditional Target store
employs about 150-250 people,
while Super. Targets employ
350-450 people. Target opens
its new stores on one of three
selected dates each year.
The area several people
have speculated a Target is
considering would be on the
City of Alachua's southeastern
boundary, adjacent to the City
of Gainesville. The placement
of a retailer in such a location
would blend the two
municipalities and constitute a
significant change to the 441
corridor which is
commercializing at a rapid rate.
A Wal-Mart super center
store slated for Alachua's core
area has been criticized by
some who fear it will
financially harm many of the
smaller merchants in town.
Others have lauded the addition
of the big box retailer, citing a
lack of available goods in the
local market. Several months
ago, Lowe's, the home
improvement giant, announced
its plans to build a store along
U.S. 441 just west of an
existing Food Lion.
If Target is indeed eyeing
Alachua, it will likely be
several months before
information is publicly
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Integrated Pest Management for Organic
Farming Comet Farm, Worthington Springs
Northeast Florida Small Farms Working Group
Special to Alachua County Today
Extension Agents and
Small Farmers met recently to
form a working group to build a
community network of farmer
to farmer support for Small
Farms. This group officially
became the Northeast Florida
Small Farms Working Group
(NFSFWG). All producers,
regardless of their varied and
unique agricultural products,
are included. An information
network, collaboration with the
Extension Service, and a more
unified voice for agriculture
production, (regardless of
commodity or size) is
envisioned. Practical, applied,
hands-on methods in
marketing, processing, dealing
with regulatory issues and other
priority items were identified
by the group.
On Tuesday, March 25,
from 5 p.m. until dark, Comet
Farm in Worthington Springs
will host the first workshop
with a pre-workshop insect hunt
from 4-5 p.m. Comet Farm is an
organic farm run by Haley West
and Scott Edmundson.
4 p.m. Collect insects and
diseases for use during the
(Bring a dessert to share.)
5:30 p.m. A walking tour
of the farm followed by a
"hands on" workshop on
integrated pest management
(IPM) led by Bob Hochmuth,
Multi-county Extension Agent
Valley, Live Oak.
All Small Farmers who are
interested in learning about
organic farming, IPM, and
becoming part of this effort are
invited to attend. There is no
charge for this program and
pre-registration is not required.
For more information
contact Barbara Smith at 904-
email@example.com or Jacque
Breman at 386-496-2321, email
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Pd. pol. adv. paid for and approved by Gib Coerper.
On November 29, 2007, Alachua County Today announced the
groundbreaking of p'diddles in Progress Corporate Park, much to
the delight of myself, my staff, my 'family and many in this
With much anticipation and enthusiasm, we began preparation for
the expansion of our second location.
However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we recently were
informed that this opportunity was no longer available to us. This
was not our personal decision. Despite our disappointment, we
know that when one door closes, another always opens.
This is no way affects our current location and service that we enjoy
I want to thank each and every one of you for welcoming p'diddles
into your community. Your overwhelming response has been
As always, we do appreciate your continued support.
A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008
Continued from page A 1
notice that water is already
inching its way into your home.
You are in a flood zone.
Let's just hope you have the
Monday was the start of
National Flood Awareness
Week and the Alachua County
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) is
encouraging residents to be
Risks of flood in Alachua
County occur in low-lying
areas near lakes and rivers,
said Danny Hinson,
Planner for Alachua County's
The eastern portion of the
county has the highest level of
flood risk and holds 70-percent
of flood prone areas in the
Residents who live in the
extreme southeast portion of
the county and along the shores
of Newnans, Orange and
Lochloosa lakes are in flood
zones, Hinson said. Areas
along the Santa Fe River and
near Paynes Prairie are also at
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does not have flash floods like
the ones currently taking place
in the Dallas area, the county is
at risk when tropical storms
and even the usual afternoon
thunderstorms that occur June
through November cause the
lakes and rivers to exceed their
During the 2004 hurricane
season there was ponding and
flooding in the county, Hinson
People always say that "the
worse it's ever done is this"
and do not realize that whpt
happened five years ago or
ever since they've been born is
not how flood zones are
determined, he said.
Designating Special Flood
Hazard Areas is based on
information gathered over 100
Residents in these areas
should be concerned about
their standard homeowner's
"Flooding is due to rising'
water and is not covered on a
standard homeowner's policy,"
Residents need to purchase
a Federal flood insurance
policy in order to be protected.
However, protecting your
home in case of a flood is just
as important as protecting your
life and those Gator slippers.
When the rains stop, and
residents open their doors they
often take the chance of
walking across the street to a
stranded neighbor, or to find
out where their car floated.
But before you take another
step, "Turn Around, Don't
Drown." That is the message
that Alachua County
Department of Environmental
Protection is giving to
residents in recognition of
National Flood Awareness
"Turn Around, Don't
Drown" is an NOAA
National Weather Service
campaign to warn people of
the hazards of walking or
driving a vehicle through
The message countrywide
is "don't try to go through
water when it runs through a
road," said Hinson, a certified
flood plane manager.
People walk through the
water and "they have no idea
how deep it is," he said. "Water
running about ankle deep at
close to 20 mph can knock an
average adult down."
DEP is trying to get the
word out to residents so that
they will understand, Hinson
According to NOAA, the
second highest percentage of
flood-related deaths is due to
walking into or near flood
waters. The highest risk is
flood-related drowning when
a vehicle is driven into a
"Turn Around, Don't
The county provides
services for flood victims and
more safety information can be
found online at noaa.gov.
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Evaluation and Appraisal
Report (EAR) Process
Participate in the evaluation of the Alachua County
Comprehensive Plan: 2001-2020 the blueprint for
the County's future.
The EAR is the community's opportunity to evaluate
the success of the Comprehensive Plan in
addressing major community issues. It will be the
basis for the next update and revision of the Plan.
Help identify the major community issues for the
Report at our upcoming workshop:
Monday, March 24 @ 4:30 PM
Newberry City Hall
25440 W Newberry Road
See http://www.alachuacouhty.us/ear for
additional meeting dates.
Alachua County Department of Growth Management
111 SW 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
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for a flood
* Purchase NOAA Weather Radio. It allows you to receive
warnings from the National Weather Service and
broadcasts continuous weather and river
information direct from nearby NWS offices.
* Check to see if you have insurance that covers
flooding. If not, find out how to get flood
* Keep insurance policies, documents and other
valuables in a safe-deposit box.
* Reduce potential flood damage by raising
furnace, water heater and electric panel if they
are in areas of your home that may be flooded.
* Assemble a disaster supplies kit and a first aid
* When a flood watch is issued move your
furniture and valuable to higher floors of your
home. And fill your car's gas tank, in case an
evacuation notice is issued.
* When a flood WARNING is issued listen to local
radio and television stations for information and
* If told to evacuate, do so as soon as possible..
* Visit redcross.org for more information.
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Corner of SR 121 and US Highway 441
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008 A5
Continuedfrom page A] ACSO lawsuit ongoing
BEEF 'O' BRADY'S:
Continued fiom page A 1
your community," Troiano said.
"The words and actions of this
department speak loudly and I don't ever
want to see that tarnished."
One of the goals he hopes to accomplish
is strengthening partnerships within the
community, including businesses,
residences and public safety communities.
Troiano said he and his 12 officers and
five reserves are hoping a stronger bond
with the community will help the
department utilize the community's
resources in solving cold cases he intends to
"What I'm looking for is the eyes and
ears of the community," Troiano said.
"I urge anyone to come forward to our
agency and report what they see or hear
instead of turning their cheek to crime."
Budgeting was also another important
issue Troiano focused on during his
"My goal is to do more with less,"
Troiano said he hopes to capitalize on
federal money, grants, and also partnering
with the members of the community,
particularly businesses, who can help
jointly purchase or donate items the
Another goal Troiano hopes to achieve
is to improve the department's technology
by creating a paperless process for officers
who are on patrol, and also providing better
training to the officers so that they can
better serve the community.
Troiano will also encourage his officers
to take advantage of the opportunity to
receive a higher education, which the city
will help fund.
Troiano said higher education will
provide the officers with the problem
solving skills that they deal with on an
"I know it may be a challenge to them,
but I hope they take it," Troiano said.
As for his correspondence with the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office (ACSO),
where he worked for 20 years, Troiano said
they have already worked together since his
initiation as police chief and considers it a
very good working relationship.
"I will work with local and other law
enforcement agencies and I certainly won't
let personal opinions or issues cloud those
relationships." Troiano said.
But as far as his lawsuit against ACSO
goes, Troiano said it's still ongoing.
"I feel very strongly about doing what's
right, and in my opinion it was the right
thing to do," Troiano said.
With the court hearing pending for
sometime in April, Triano said he's "just
looking for a name clearing."
But after work when he takes his badge
off, Troiano said he is like any other father
"I'm very involved with my family,"
He and his wife Rita, who is the director
of licensing and billing for the City of High
Springs, have been married for 23 years and
have three children; Christina, 20, Josh, 16,
and Greg 15.
His family enjoys boating, fishing, golf
and hurting and are involved members of
the High Springs Church of Christ.
"I'm a really avid outdoorsman with my
family; we exercise quite a bit. That's a
very important to us," Troiano said.
But when Troiano heads back into work,
the community and the department become
"I want to see 110-percent commitment
from everyone; it's my personal challenge
to get our job done here, and it's done
through motivation, dedication and
professionalism," he said.
"We are going to try to show everyone
that we are the best law enforcement
agency there is."
# # #
Inmate labor saves money
Special to Alachua County Today
ALACHUA COUNTY In
the month of February, inmate
work squads from the Alachua
County Jail have worked on a
variety of projects that have
saved county taxpayers $6,414.
Last month, the squads:
Pressure washed and
landscaped property along
Seminary Lane for the
Gainesville Housing Authority.
Conducted large brush and
debris removal for the
Gainesville Regional Airport so
their Instrument Landing
System would function
In February, the squads
performed 490 hours of labor.
In January, the squads
performed 438 hours of labor.
That calculates to a 2008 total
of 928 hours or a savings of
$12,147, according to the
Florida Agency for Workforce
From October through
December 2007, a total of 677.5
hours of inmate labor were
reported for a savings of
Since the squads were
initiated in October 2007, they
have created a combined
savings to taxpayers of $21,016.
AWI determines the value of
work by multiplying the hourly
wage value of $13.09 by the
total number of hours worked.
The hourly wage value of
$13.09 is based on a base rate of
pay. They do not include
holiday pay, overtime pay and
shift differential pay, vacation
pay or any other benefits such
as health insurance benefits,
profit sharing, stock bonuses,
tuition repayments, or meal
payments. The base hourly
wage is determined from the
Florida Occupational Wages
2007 Edition prepared by AWI.
For more information on the
jail's work squad programs, call
Lt. Mike Donovan, Transport &
Facility Support Bureau Chief
For more information on
other programs at the Alachua
County Jail, go to
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its formal grand opening
sometime in April or May, he
Showing their support
for the local community,
McCann will donate 1,500
Buffalo-style chicken wings
to the Santa Fe Babe Ruth
baseball and softball little
The wings will be sold
this Saturday, March 22,
between 10:30 a.m. and 3
p.m. at the Hal Brady
Recreation Center. All of
the proceeds from this event
will go straight to the little
leagues, McCann said.
The Beef '0' Brady's is
located in the old Rick's
Fish House location. Rick
Robertson sold the fish
house and equipment to
Beef '0' Brady's in early
February, but he still owns
the land and the building
under a five-year lease.
Robertson sold the liquor
license to Beef '0' Brady's
as well, but the restaurant
will only s9ll beer and wine
because of its national
"Alachua is just a really
neat, old town," McCann
said in a February interview.
"So far everyone has been
fantastic and welcoming to
us, so we're excited about
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from New York City to the Midwest, hoping they would
be adopted by rural families.
"A Place at the Table" tells the story of Libby,
a young girl on an orphan train from New York to
Missouri, in search of a family. This historical fiction
story shares Libby's.experiences as she is adopted
and begins life in a small Missouri town.
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ELLEN B. BOUKARI
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is dedicated to reporting
news and events relevant
to all citizens of the
Above all, the staff is
dedicated to policies of
fairness and objectivity,
and to avoiding what is
sometimes characterized as
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Democratic paper. Nor is it
a liberal or conservative
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relevant to the community,
and (2) reporting on all
economic and political
issues and problems that
the staff believes should be
.of concern to our readers.
Available from Commercial News
Lost but not forgotten
Folks who are really in the know
are aware that airlines and washing
machines have much in common.
Yes, that would be aside from the
fact, that fundamentally, they are
both containers capable of making
an incredible amount of noise. An
additional commonality is their
propensity to lose objects.
If you've ever been annoyed
after a washing machine apparently
"digested" your socks, be thankful
that airlines aren't in the sock
washing business. That would
certainly be a blueprint for disaster
as it has recently been reported that
airlines lost an estimated 30 million
pieces of luggage in 2005. And get
this the airlines are admitting that
200,000 of those bags remained lost,
although airline execs prefer the
Now I don't know about you, but
I just don't fly that often. But
putting the right luggage on the right
plane doesn't seem all that
complicated. I can talk about this
because I wash a heck of a lot of
clothes, and with each person
having two feet and wearing at least
a gazillion pairs of socks a day,
that's a lot of socks. And I have
never lost said socks because I
loaded them in the wrong washing
But I must admit I have never
been able to fully
understand where the
lost, stolen, or abducted
socks go and why they
do so in single fashion,
rather than in pairs. At .J
one time, when the -!
children's feet were
small, at about age one 1
month, it was tolerable
when a bootie
disappeared every now
and then. But with
shoes approaching size
14, socks that large have Ellen B(
no businesses melting
into nothingness or ending up who
knows where. Sometimes life's little
mysteries baffle more than the big
ones. I'm not asking for the secrets.
of the universe or even why
psychics don't win the lottery, I'm
just asking what' many inquiring
minds have asked over the years.
Which bring us back to the
friendly skies and the fact that the
airline industry is in a quagmire -
losing money, losing luggage, and in
this case, losing credibility, because
the problem of lost luggage is,
well... downright embarrassing.
"- cost world airlines $2.5
.' billion, compared with
.:. $1.6 billion in 2004,
and that, figure is
estimated to reach $5
; j billion by the end of
2008. We're not talking
tiny purses here. We're
talking hefty pieces of
nametags and airline
tracking labels. So the
ukari story is that airlines are
developing a quality
improvement system of using tiny
computer-style chips on luggage
tags to keep track of baggage.
They say this will reduce the
number of misdirected bags. This is
doubtful, but now they will at least
know where the misdirected bag is.
Some improvement is better than
none, theoretically anyway.
In my household, I have
implemented my own quality
improvement process. Socks, all
socks, regardless of manufacturer,
or owner, are given a two-week
period in which they may be
reunited with their mates. If the
offending sock remains a singleton
after two weeks, its days of lying
around languishing are over. Out it
goes. No reprieves, no appeal rights
- that sock is history.
Unlike my standard operating
procedure of single sock disposal,
there is apparently no industry
standard worldwide for permanently
lost luggage, meaning what to do
with them is up to the airline. In the
United States, Scottsboro, Alabama
is home to the Unclaimed Baggage
Center where more than one million
lost items are sold annually. In
addition to cameras, electronics,
sporting goods, and jewelry,
luggage is sold. No kidding. I
wonder if they have a special section
for mismatched socks.
By the way, if you're interested
in visiting this bastion of
Americana, the Alabama Bureau of
Tourism & Travel touts the center as
a place to "Discover for yourself
America's best-kept shopping
secret! More than 7,000 new items
daily!" Operating hours are
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5
If you're not up for the journey,
or you just aren't sure if this is your
type of vacation, visit the website
you'll find these "lost treasures from
around the world" and get a better
idea if this wasteland of the lost is
And the next time you're waiting
for your bag at the luggage claim
carousel, you will be reassured to
know that unlike socks that are
never retrieved, your bag may get a
second chance and end up
somewhere in Alabama at the home
of the "mishandled" lost, but not
Agree, disagree, don't care?
Contact Ellen via email at ellen@
alachuatoday.com Just remember, if
you don't want your mama to read
it, don't send it!
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Editor, Alachua County
Today,P.O. Box 2135,
Alachua, FL 32616
ALACHUA TODAY, INC.
Alachua County Today
ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008 A7
Candidates have raised a
combined total of $4,897.49
grants specialist, has received $2,862.49.
Lee's biggest contributions came from
Alan Hitchcock, the owner of Hitchcock's
market; Wallace Cain and Ardene Wiggins.
Hitchcock, Cain and Wiggins all donated
$500, the maximum donation allowed.
Coerper's largest contributors are Hugh
Calderwood, Commissioner Jean
Calderwood's husband, and Fred Hilton,
the pyrotechnician for the annual July 4
celebration, who both donated $200.
"I don't think there's a whole lot of
difference between Pat and Gib, and I don't
see her as a radically different candidate as
far as what would be good for the city in the
long run," Calderwood said. "But knowing
both of them, 1 think Gib would be the
A total of 22 people have donated to
Coerper's campaign, and 15 people have
donated to Lee's campaign.
Coerper has spent $679.78 for items
such as sign stickers, palm cards and
Lee has spent $228.59 on her campaign,
including envelopes, name tag magnets and
Coerper and Lee both spent another
$190 for the election qualifying and
Coerper, retired from BellSouth, has
been on the City of Alachua commission
for six years, in two nonconsecutive terms.
Coerper had previously run for re-
election, but was defeated by one-term
commissioner Dianna Rothseiden in 2002.
Coerper later won his seat back in 2005.
Coerper has long been considered by many
to be politically moderate.
Lee has a master's degree in business
administration, and she was the grants
specialist for the City of Alachua for a short
Lee said in a March 5 interview that she
has supporters throughout Alachua, but she
does not want to name any specific people.
"I am not a politician," she said. "I am a
person looking to serve the community.
Everybody has some major supporters, but
I think my major supporters are the citizens
In the 2005 election against Eileen
McCoy, Coerper raised $3,450 by March
30. McCoy raised only $805 in the same
expensive election in
recent history was [ W
between James Lewis
and Lewis Irby, who
raised a combined *la
total of $28,065 in
the 2006 City
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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.
*Poll workers subject
ARL, 8JII ;, 2008
7 aim. to 7 pm..]
- OFFICIAL BALLOT AB "
- GENERAL ELECTION -
,- CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA 3 -
- FS APRIL 8,2008 -
" 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.
1 ~ALACHUA CITY COMMISSION
GROUP 3 -
(Vote for One) N
-" 0C Gib Coerper "
C> Patricia "Pat" Lee
procdamation of tlMje lapor of Ztladjua
I, 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
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
Creek, 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,
Sam 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
an informational advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation for four weeks prior to the election.
Hereby witness my signature and the seal of the City of Alachua this th dav of February 2008.
Gib Coerper, Mayor
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APRIL 8,2008, CITY OF ALACHUA CITY COMMISSION ELECTION,
S--:.. 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 THE ELECTION AT WWW.CITYOFALACHUA.COM
CITIZEN ADVISORY TASK
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,
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.
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Pro-Stock Bike rider Matt
Even Mother Nature played
her part to perfection, and in old
Gatornationals' style, brought
enough rain to cancel the slate
on Friday, relegating the field to
just two rounds of qualifying in
one day instead of the
customary four rounds over two
But, as Sunday's final
eliminations rolled around, so
did the sun.
The usual dominant
Shumacher had to earn his way
to his 43rd race win, and third
After qualifying fifth in the
field of 16, and struggling at
times during the rounds on
Sunday, Shumacher piloted his
U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster to
the -stripe ahead of former
Gainesville winner, Brandon
"This race is one of my
favorite places in the world,"
said Shumacher, who not only
won his third Gatornationals,
but is now only nine Top Fuel
wins behind all-time class
winner Joe Amato.
"There's like four or five
races on the [entire] schedule
where we haven't won, and I
wouldn't trade one of these
[Gatornationals win] for any of
Pedregon, who just one
month ago had to be sent to the
hospital after a violent
explosion in his Q-Horsepower
Funny Car in Pomona, defeated
former teammate Gary
Densham for the trophy in
Pedregon, who took the win
by, only three one-thousandths
of a second -at the finish line,
said starting the season on fire
does little to tame the
appreciation of a victory like
"They're all important,"
said Pedregon, who now owns
37 Funny Car event wins.
"You win a lot of races, but
after going through something
like that, it really puts things in
lumacher takes home his third
BEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Gatornationals Top-Fuel champion Tony Schumacker is
congratulated by Gainesville Raceway General Manager Don
"The day I get in that car
and am not afraid or don't
respect it, it's time to go fishing.
And I hate fishing."
Coughlin, who is still
making somewhat of a
comeback after sitting out the
entire 2006 season, relied on a
little luck to get his second
During his semifinal
burnout, Coughlin's Pro Stock
Car broke one of the two
wheelie bars the part of the
car designed to keep the front
wheels on the ground at the
start of the run and his crew
chief suggested over the radio
that he just shut it down and call
it a day.
Coughlin took a chance,
albeit a careful one, and with
the help of some timely tire
spin, managed to keep the car
on all four tires for a win.
Then, with all working parts
in order, Coughlin held on for a
narrow win over Jason Line in
"Ever since I was a kid, this
race has been a favorite of
mine," Coughlin noted.
"This is a marquee event. It
feels great no matter how many
times you win here."
Guidera may have been the
only non-champion to win in
Gainesville this weekend, 'but
he was clearly the most
dominant in his class.
Guidera made six-second
runs in all four elimination
rounds on Sunday, making him
the first Pro Stock Motorcycle
rider to accomplish that feat in a
His consistency paid off, as
Guidera held off former NHRA
champ and Gatornationals
winner Andrew Hines for the
"In order to stay pumped up,
I have to keep talking to
myself," Guiderra said
"I had to keep telling myself
not to beat myself each round.
"Fortunately, I ended up
telling myself that four times
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Continued from page AI Gatornationals
How about your regular run of the mill can of ir
soda? You know the one that costs half a buck in
vending machines around the area? Well at
Gatornationals you'll have to shell out $3 for such
a cool beverage. Bottled water is about the same
with PowerADE at $4.
Of course on a hot spring day nothing beats the
heat quite like cool refreshing lemonade. Sure, a
tall glass of this timeless beverage can be found in
driveways across the country with youngsters
asking four bits and a smile in return. At
Gatornationals be prepared to fork over $5 for a
taste of lemonade.
Turkey legs, pork sandwiches, jumbo corn
dogs, Philly cheese dogs and a heaping pile of
nachos and cheese will run you somewhere in the
range of $5 to $8. Nobody ever said the
nourishment was healthy, but neither is breathing
in auto fumes all day.
Going to the Gatornationals is an annual
highlight for many fans and they make the most of
their experiences. Fans know prices at this event
are going to be double and sometimes triple what
they would normally pay outside the confines of
Gainesville Raceway and they're willing to pay
The same goes for souvenir items. The
average tee-shirt at Gatornationals costs about
$22, but it features your favorite driver and team.
Hats and visors will run anywhere from $10 $22,
but a worthwhile investment if you've forgotten
your sunscreen and sunglasses. After fans
purchase the gear of their favorite drag racers they
then go to the pits and get the shirts, hats and, yes,
BEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Over a hundred vendors line the pits and track
of Gainesville Raceway every year for the
annual Gatornationals. Vendors sell everything
from corn dogs to die cast cars.
even backs autographed by the drivers. Be aware
that drivers don't always carry a Sharpie around to
sign autographs, but vendors have you covered
there, too selling Sharpies for $3 a piece.
Miniature replica die cast cars are on sale, as
are mugs, pins, pens, fans, stickers and everything
in between. Some of it costs $5 and some if can
set you back nearly $200.
1 All of these purchases "take place only after
you've already paid for your tickets and your
parking. But hey, it's not every day national
dragsters 'roll into town and put on a speed show
50 feet in front of you.
:So, for the ready, willing, and able, the
experience can get the adrenaline running and the
bankbook draining. But that's Gatornationals, and
the crowds just keep coming year after year.
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Zelweger star in Dreamworks' Bee
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made computerized animation of
the life of an imaginary bee.
Berry B. Benson (Jerry
Seinfeld) and Adam Flayman
(Matthew Broderick) are two bees
about to graduate from 4 day
College and are ready to join the
working world. At that point
within the bee colony, they need to
make a decision, what kind of
"bee-career' they want to do with
the rest of their life. Once this is
picked, they can't change.
Berry isn't that excited about
this prospect. He wants to explore
and see the rest of the world.
There's got to be more to the life of
a bee, than being a stirrer of honey,
the type of job his dad has. So, he
manages to leave the bee hive and
explore the outside with some
other bees who have chosen to do
the dangerous job of pollinating
Soon, he gets lost and he is
stuck in the middle of Manhattan,
where he befriends a human,
Vanessa Bloome (Rende
Zelweger). He loves his new
friendship with Vanessa, until one
day, he goes to the grocery store
with her and discovers that humans
actually steal the honey from the
bees and try to sell it. At this point,
he decides they need to be sued for
stealing all of that honey.
When I first'started watching
this film, I was a little hesitant that
environmentalists were telling us
that we are just exploiting these
poor insects. But by the time I had
finished watching it, I liked it
because it was just a fun film, and
not a political statement.
Jerry Seinfeld's voice is so well
known that at times it is almost
distracting. You're watching a
cartoon and hearing Jerry Seinfeld
and imaging him as being the one
Nevertheless, this is a great
DVD set to own and I really don't
have any qualms recommending
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'1J1 V' J L Chester Arthur Allen, Sr.
passed on Thursday, March 13,
2008. He was 89.
Mr. Allen was a retired
laborer and a long time member
of St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church, LaCrosse, where he
*served as Chairman of the
Deacon Board and church
musician for many years.
Deacon Allen was also a
member of the finance
committee and the 5th Division
Minister and Deacon Union.
achma County Today He was preceded in death
'aramount by his wife, Dorothy Allen;
ent, All daughter, Dorothy Ann Cobb;
and sons, L.J. Allen and Tony
Compassion James Allen.
deanvelopionthat Survivors include sons,
education, Chester Allen, Jr. of Alachua,
nd spiritual Rey. Clarence Allen of
week, Kees LaCrosse, Joel Allen and
le to Mishel Robert Allen, both of
he sponsors Gainesville and Stewart Allen
Compassion of LaCrosse; daughters, Gloria
J. Allen of LaCrosse, Linda
Johnson of Gainesville, Edith
(Rev. L.B.) Nelson of Archer,
Darlene Allen of LaCrosse; 18
grandchildren; 27 great
grandchildren and a host of
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services for
Deacon Chester A. Allen, Sr.
will be held Saturday, March
22, 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul
Missionary Baptist Church,
LaCrosse, Rev. Marvin
Burial will be in
Visitation will be Friday,
March 21, 2008 at A. Jerome
Brown Funeral Home, High
Arrangements entrusted to
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Join us at these
"Hague Baptist Church is having a gospel sing featuring the Believers on
Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The sing is free but a love offering is taken. For
more information, contact Fred or Lillian Owens at 386-462-2795.
EThe First United Methodist Church of High Springs is hosting an Easter
Egg Hunt as a part of Holy Week events on Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m.,
rain or shine. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. Come join the
There will be several worship services held during the week beginning
with Maundy Thursday, including a presentation of the Easter Cantata at 7
p.m. A Good Friday worship service will be held at 7 p.m. with a viewing of
the movie, "Most."
A Sunrise Worship Service will start at 7:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday,
followed by a covered dish hot breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School will start
at 10 a.m., followed, by the Traditional worship service at 11 a.m.
All members of the community are invited to attend any of these events
at the church, 17405 NW US Hwy 441. For additional information, call 386-
Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church is holding Easter Sunrise Services
at 7 am. on Sunday, March 23. The church is located at 1230 NW 1 Avenue
in High Springs. Byran Williams is pastor.
*North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is having a class by Dave
Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Classes Begin: Tuesday, March 25 at
6:30 p.m. (Member kits will be available at cost.) The church is located at
25330 NW CR 236, Alachua (1/2 mile north of CR 236 and 239 intersection).
For additional information contact Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org or
EFirst 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-
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teeth, profuse gum bleeding in
response to even minor pressure or
irritation, a constant foul taste in the
mouth and equally foul breath.
Factors that contribute to its
development are poor nutrition
combined with poor oral hygiene,
emotional stress, smoking and any
other infection that exists in the
mouth or throat.
The goal of treatment for
trench mouth is to eliminate the
infection and relieve the
symptoms. Treatment may
include antibiotics. A salt-water
rinse may be recommended to
soothe the gums. A thorough teeth
cleaning by a dentist or dental
hygienist may also be
recommended. A rigorous
regimen of home oral hygiene -
brushing and flossing is essential
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consider that the condition is more
technically called "acute
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iCome Celebrate Easter at North Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church, 25330 NW CR 236, Alachua (1/2 mile north of CR 236 &
239 intersection). "In ChristAlone" Fellowship Breakfast 9:30 a.m.,
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 -
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.
*Mt. Horeb Baptist Church is holding a Gospel Sing featuring the
Yeomans from Georgia on March 29 at 7 p.m. The church is located
on CR 340, one mile west of Hwy. 47 in.Gilchrist County. Please
bring a covered dish to share. Everyone is welcome. We will have
a great time worshipping the Lord.
*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 email@example.com. Check us out on the web
mFirst 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.
*New 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.gaiacom 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
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 am. The church is located at 13220 NW 150
Avenue, Alachua. The phone is 386-462-2549. Elder Willie J.
McKnight, Sr., Pastor
EHare Krishna Temple Free feast every Sunday at 4 p.m. The
Temple is located three miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235.
A time of refreshment
Special to Alachua County Today
There is something different about the fourth
Sunday in Lent. There are flowers on the altar and
the vestments are rose colored, instead of the
traditional violet for Lent. The Fourth Sunday of
Lent is known in the Anglican Church as Rose
Sunday or Refreshment Sunday.
This is symbolic violet which is a mixture of
red and black, symbolizes sacrifice; in contrast, rose
suggests a time of refreshment and relaxation. The
absence of flowers on the altar during Lent is a
weekly reminder that it is a season of abstinence and
self-denial. Their reintroduction on the fourth
Sunday represents a brief time for comfort and
relaxation from the season's restrictions.
So, why have a break in our Lenten discipline?
Like all seasons of the Church year, Lent helps us in
our spiritual growth and understanding of the
Christian Faith. We honor our traditions, doing
things the way they have always been done. One of
the greatest values of church tradition is its ability to
communicate the grace and truth of our faith through
the habits and patterns of everyday life. When we
keep the Church seasons, using the colors that
represent the particular time, helps us to
understand the teaching of Scripture through the
pattern of our life and our worship together.
Lent helps us in this by going back to the
early Church and non-Christians preparing for
Baptism. They would receive instruction during
the 40 days before Easter, a time of preparation
for their entrance into the Church, the Body of
Christ. Lent gradually became a season of
discipleship, not just for those desiring baptism
but for everyone in the Church. It reminds us of
our Christian duty to be disciples to our Lord
and Saviour. Lent is not just a 40-day discipline,
it is a life-time discipline, and it reminds us of
our duty to live our life as followers of Christ.
Church seasons help us to remember and
motive us to act upon our beliefs. Lent, as a
season, is only useful if we submit ourselves to I
its purpose, which is to become like Jesus
The Gospel of Saint John, chapter 6 tells
that Jesus went up into a mountain and sat with I
His disciples, and seeing the multitude that had (
followed them, He realized that they would
need to be fed. The miracle that takes place is
that five loaves of bread and two small fishes are
distributed -to feed five thousand people.
Saint John gives a few important details
about this miracle. First, it occurs during the
Passover. This is an important part of
understanding this miracle. The Passover Feast
was to remind every Jew of their deliverance NA
The Ven. John E.
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occasion, is presented as the shadow, while the miracle
of the feeding of the multitude becomes the true sign
that points to Christ as the mediator between the
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Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & Larry Pahman
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Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 am./Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
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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
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.
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"We know that in all things
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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: 10:10 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
CHRISTIAN FAMILY WORSHIP
CENTERAND 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
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.
16916 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs
First United Methodist
Church of Alachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
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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
Gaty Eldred, Pastor (386) 454-1255
Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Church in WesternAlachua County -
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue
in Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
Worship: Sunday 9a.m. Nursery provided.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by Lifting Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace
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f Sunday Services at The Alachua Women's
Club. 255 S. Main St., Alachua
Children's Sunday School 9:30 am
Church Service- 10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pmin
Pastor John Jernigan (386) 454-5529
North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386) 462-3317 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 searchfor friendly church has ended
Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhtpada
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
Living Hope in Christ
615 Martin Luther King Boulevard
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.
Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr.
(386) 454-4169 Fax (386) 454-3569
"Eliminating All Excuses
for Coming to Christ"
HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
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.
Minister: Wayne Rodgers (386)454-2930
Miracle Restoration &
House of Prayer J.
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17901 SE Douglas Streel. High Springs '
Pastor Emma I. Thomas a 3864544145
"RTealhig Ipeople whil they' an'"
S2020 NE 15 Street
,advMichle i, (352) 336-8686
FA MI L Y CH UR C H
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Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua
New St. Mary Missionary
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.-Ist, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 a.m. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m.' Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services,
Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288
Episcopal Church ,
Anglican Tradition .*.
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
fy (386) 4/4-9812
St. John's United
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands.
~Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1/4 mile north
of NW CR 236 In Alachua
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT 386462-8454
A Pastor Mike Lee
St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
Tuesday 7 p.m., Weekdays Mon, Wed
and Fri 8:30 a.m. No Mass Thursday.
Confession: Saturday 45 min. prior to
Mass or anytime on request
3210,N.E. Santa Fe Boulevard
JU.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
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.
S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
IMPAC ING One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 1.0:45 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
W First Presbyterian
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 a.m.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Thesday: YSB 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner 6
p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150th Avenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549
New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Prayer Mtg/Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7'p.m.
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18105 NW 262 Avenue
Assembly of God
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Family Study
Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins, Pastor
Theme: "Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
from their slavery in
Egypt. They celebrated
this feast by gathering the
family and participating in
a sacrificial meal, while
the priests offered the
sacrificial lamb for the sins
of the people. Here Saint
John places the miracle of
Jesus in contrast to the
Passover, a feast that is
fulfilled in Jesus Christ, as
both the sacrificial victim
and the sacrificing priest,
making the offering to
God. The covenant meal
is the sign of communion
and grace, the fellowship
of God with man, through
the blood of the sacrifice.
The Passover Feast, on this
people and God-the Priest who consecrates the
offerings of the people, and the sacrificial victim who
gives of Himself to save the people of God.
This crowd followed Jesus because they saw the
miracles that He had done, but the feeding of the
multitude was a greater sign to all of them, because it
shows God actually communing with mankind. This
miracle was a sign that Jesus is the bread of life, the
true manna from heaven, the perfect Passover. The
feeding in the wilderness is the ultimate sign that the
manna from Heaven comes in the very person of
Even though we are in the season of Lent, we are
reminded, on Rose Sunday, that there is rest in the
presence of Christ, a reminder that the Christian
calling of discipleship is never without the refreshment
of God's gracious provision. It is proper that on Rose
Sunday, Christians are reminded that in the Lord's
presence there is a call to recline-to be refreshed in
Holy Communion with our Lord. As we move closer
to the darkness of the cross, let us reflect on Rose
Sunday and enter into His rest, asking Him to meet us
with His Word and Sacrament.
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Santa Fe Saints fastpitch
softball team is having their
way with the competition in
2008, starting the year off with
a 32-2-1 record, the highest
winning percentage in the
country, and 8-0 in Mid-Florida
Conference play. They are
currently on a 16 game winning
streak, with their last lost
coming Feb. 23.
For their efforts, Santa Fe
has been ranked number two in
the country by the National
Junior College Athletic
Association in the first regular
season poll, released today. The
Saints were ranked thirteenth in
the preseason poll released Feb.
1. Eastern Arizona College (31-
6) is currently ranked number
t1Ch Saints No. 2 in first regular
season national poll
Along with being number
two in the nation, Santa Fe is
also ranked number one in the
As a team, the Saints have a
.336 batting average and have
scored 207 runs, while only
giving up 57. They have hit 22
homeruns, 52 doubles and 18
triples as a team. They are
undefeated at home, with a 22-0
record, with their only two
losses coming on the road at
South Florida CC, 2-1, and
Brevard CC, 1-0.
Sophomore pitcher Katie
Murphree (Tallahassee) is the
Saints leading pitcher, posting a
17-1 record and a 0.86 ERA,
good enough for 21st ir) the
(Ocala), a freshman, is the
Saints second pitcher and has
put up some impressive stats of
her own. On the year she has a
7-0 record with a 1.24 ERA and
41 strikeouts in 56.2 innings
Brittany Cannon (Florence, SC)
is leading Santa Fe in hitting
with a .500 batting average (59-
of-118), six homeruns, 37 RBI
and 25 stolen bases. She is
ranked in the top twenty in the
nation in all four of those stat
categories. Cannon also has 13
doubles, 11 triples and 44 runs
scored. She has been named
State "Player of the Week"
Jessica Bohn (Orlando) has
been one of the best clutch
hitters for the Saints, batting
.407 (44-of-108) with two
homeruns and 23 RBI.
The Saints have 20 games
remaining, with 16 of those
conference games. Santa Fe
is looking to win their fourth
MFC title in a row as well as
make their fourth straight
Florida Community College
Activities Association/ Region
VIII State Tournament
The next games for the
Saints are Thursday, March 30
when they will travel to Sanford
to take on Seminole CC (18-6,
4-4 MFC) in a MFC double
header starting at 2:30pm. The
next home games are Tuesday,
March 25 when Lake City CC
(12-19, 2-6 MFC) comes to
town for a conference double
header scheduled to start at
For a complete schedule
and more information on Saints
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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
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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HIGH SPRINGS -Now, it's March and you will see
new vendors showing up almost every week through
June. Local strawberries are in; and cold hearty veggies
like lettuce, greens. and broccoli can still be had. The
plants are looking beautiful. Plus, fruit trees and bushes,
shrubs and more, baked goods, herbs, honey, and
wonderful products for your body and home.
Market Vendors & Other Highlights:
Danny Miller has returned this week with lots of
great plants in time for spring planting!
Joe Miller returns this week with his 'yard art' to
help everyone start sprucing up their yards and forget the
brown days of winter!
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods brings Master
Gardener Sharon Doctor again this week to provide
answers to gardening questions and share information
about Florida Friendly gardening with special emphasis
on putting the right plant in the right place, and how to
grow a landscape that has minimal environmental
impacts. Stop by her table to get more info about
landscaping for water conservation, habitat.protection,
and protecting our Florida waters especially springs.
New vendors are starting to come out of the
woodwork.., stop by each week and visit with our new
vendors as they appear... just like those Spring flowers.
We'll feature them as they arrive.
Remember, support your local growers.
Upcoming Events: Come celebrate with us at our
7th birthday party with live music and a birthday
cake Thursday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Seven long wonderful years what did we ever do on
Thursday before the market came along?
Then, get ready for the 2nd Annual Mutts & .ups
Dog Show and the Grand Re-Opening of our
Seasonal Saturday Market on Saturday, April 3
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event Chair, Leda Carrero, who
created the event year especially for woman'ss best
friend, has been working hard getting the contests lined
up, sponsors committed and t-shirts printed. If you have
any questions, or are available to help, please give Leda
a call at 386454-3346.
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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 3 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
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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
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
October 2008 (7
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
c. Maintain the shrubbery and
hedges on town property and
around the fire station
are not to be trimmed after
June of each year; pick up
fallen limbs at town hall before
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
e. Fertilize and maintain all
Palm Trees on SR 121 the first
of September and March.
Fertilize Azalea's once a year
f. All fenced areas adjacent to
the fire station building to be
mowed and/or trimmed inside
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
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
certificate with 300,000
Liability and Worker's
***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
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
The Town reserves the right to
accept or reject any and all
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)
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C4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY REAL ESTATE THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008
HAPPY JACK(R) Mange
Medicine: promotes healing &
hair growth on dogs & horses
due to 'hot spots' fungus or
mane dandruff. At farm, feed &
1 AC GILCHRIST COUNTY
Paved road frontage on CR
138. Cleared homesite. High
and Dry! OWNER
FINANCING! NO DOWN
PAYMENTI Only $358/mo.
4 AC LACROSSE
Beautiful country setting with
oak shaded homesite.
Convenient to Gainesville.
OWNER FINANCING! NO
DOWN PAYMENT Only
$719/mo. Total $69,900.00
3 Acre Horse Farm
Archer/Williston. Well, Septic,
and Powbr. Oak Shaded home
sight. OWNER FINANCING,
NO DOWN PAYMENT
$84,900 only $873/MO 352-
5 AC ALACHUA
Beautifully wooded on paved
road frontage. Great area!
Convenient to Gainesville.
OWNER FINANCING! NO
DOWN PAYMENT! Only
$1052/mo. Total $119,900.00
5 ACRES HIGH SPRINGS
AREA! Well, Septic & Power!
Beautiful Country Setting.
Perfect for horses. Owner
Financing NO DOWN
PAYMENT! Only 833/mo.
PROPERTY- 2 Acres with
2100 sq.ft. Log Home
Package. Direct access to St.
Marys River. All underground
utilities! $99,900! Call now
North Carolina gated
Lakefront Community 150
miles of Shoreline and great
mountain views call now
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'ell: 352,281-0648 R6SIde 11til8
acres of beautiful land with
breathtaking views near The
Smoky Mtns., large trees and
great building site. Only
LOG CABIN only $69,900.
Lake Access with FREE Boat
Slips. Own the dream! New
2,128 sf log cabin package at
spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Paved road,
u/g utilities, excellent
financing. Call now (800)704-
3154, x 1752
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private, $29,500
must sell. Call owner
MARCH RENT IS FREE
Fairmont Oaks Apts
2BR, 2 BA $869
Near the Oaks Mall by 1-75
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo! For
listings (800)366-9783 Ext
Bell, Ranch on 7.5 acres.
3BD/2BA 1200 sq ft.
Unfurnished, available March
1, Private Country Setting.
$900 per month plus electric.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE!
"Rock Bottom Prices!" 25x30
Now $4800. 25x40 $6100.
30x40 $7300. 35x50 $9990.
35x70 $12,290. 40x80
since 1980... Pioneer Steel
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Job placement assistance.
Computer available. Financial
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$350*COVERS children, etc.
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$2 e er
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Honda's, Chevy's, Jeeps,
Fords and more! Cars/Trucks
from $500! For Listings Call
with 14' Ceilings
Security Fenced & Lighted
Climate Controlled Units
*Ask for details.
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Beautifully landscaped and well On a private paved road, fenoao 5- Energy Efficiency means more Temfic value on the Suwanee
kept 5+ acre lot with gorgeous plus acres of oaks & other trees. Re- $$$ in your pocket Super energy 4BR/3BA, Almost 3000 sq. ft.
4BR/2BA pool home. Fireplace, modeled older mobile with open floor efficient 3BR 2BA home on 1/2 acre room on each level with great vie
huge Jacuzzi tub, terracotta tile plna fireplace large bedrooms newer lot loaded with upgrades & detailed the river. Multi-level dock with a fl
floors and open floor plan This is roof, carporCloseto Gaesvlle, quality. Wood laminate floong, sec for easy iver access. P
aos & Hh I $'1390 maple cabinets w/solid surface boat included. Wooded lot quieI
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S Cedar country style 2544sf home with large front/back porches
a ,la7 r m I in the center of 29+ acres. Open floor plan, spacious kitchen,
t Calt JtoUo unfinished attic, deck w/hot tub, 2 outbuildings, 8-run kennel &
12x24 office building. $515,000 MLS#284726
Serving the community since 1.979
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 1 bath on almost
a half acre of gorgeous lawn? One owner, well-
maintained home includes CB outbuilding and one-
car carport dose to Gainesville and 1-75. $99,900
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
I IOM ES 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 garagetworkshop. $344,900
*3-5Acre Estate Lots mNo Building Commencement "Underground Utilities
* Deed Restricted Community Requirement n Over 20 Acres of Preserved
.2000 sq ft min. w/Architectural "Choose Your Builder Green Space
Review Paved Roads
*Starting at $125,000 :Landscaped Brick Entrance
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
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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
SPACE FOR LEASE!
2500sf with reception area, private offices, 2
large executive offices, conference room,
file/copy onom & kitchen area. Located
across fiom Alarion Bank on 441 in Alachua.
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