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Place of Publication: Alachua
Publication Date: April 10, 2008
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Small towns band together



in new fire agreement


By ASHLEY CAIN
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Members of the
Municipality Fire Authority (MFA) met
with county officials Tuesday night to
present a new fire service agreement for
Alachua County. The organization was



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Jonesville


robbery

By ASHLEY CAIN
Today Reporter
JONESVILLE Police
are currently searching for
two suspects in an armed
robbery that occurred
Saturday at a Dollar General
Store in Jonesville, Florida.
Witnesses described the
first suspect as a 6-foot black
male, approximately 170
pounds with medium length
dreads and wearing all black
with a brown sweater
covering his face.
The second suspect was
described as a black male
between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-
9 inches, weighing
approximately 185 pounds
and wearing all black with a
black bandanna covering his
face.
The suspects entered the
Dollar General Store, 251
SW 143 St., at approximately
9:40 Saturday morning with
handguns and demanded
money, according to the
Alachua County Sheriff's
police report.
An undisclosed amount of
ROBBERY on page A5


formed several months ago when many of
the smaller cities learned of the County's
plan to decrease the budget allocated for
fire responses in the unincorporated areas.
Currently, municipalities of Alachua
County provide fire service within their
town limits and also to the unincorporated
areas outside of their borders.


Under the new contract, over 30 fire
districts would be created, breaking up the
entire county to allow multiple fire
departments to respond to calls within a
specified district. Proponents of the
agreement say it will help to equalize
current disparities in the funding of fire
FIRE AUTHORITYon page A7


triple play for Coerper


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BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Gib Coerper and Patricia Lee inspect absentee ballots cast in Tuesday's city commission
election. Coerper's successful re-election bid will return him to the commission for another
three-year term.


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Mayor Gib Coerper has
retained his seat on the City Commission after
topping former City of Alachua grants specialist
Pat Lee on Tuesday.
Coerper received a total of 436 votes, while


Lee received 330 votes. About 15-percent of the
5,125 registered voters in the city cast ballots
this year.
Coerper received 50 votes at the fire station,
203 votes at the recreation center, 145 votes at
Turkey Creek and 38 absentee votes. He
RESULTS on page A8


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Special to Alachua County Today
A 17-year-old student with alcohol poisoning was taken to the
hospital after authorities raided a spring break party in
Crescent Beach Saturday.


Area spring



breakers busted


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
CRESCENT BEACH -
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office deputies working the
spring break detail in St. Johns
County broke up a party on
Crescent Beach Saturday night
involving more than 50
underage drinkers from area
Alachua County Schools.
The incident occurred
around 10:30 p.m. Saturday
night at a rental property
located just off A1A in
Crescent Beach. Fourteen


students were detained; all
Alachua County residents
while an estimated 40
additional students fled the
scene.
One 17 year-old student
was transported unresponsive
to an area hospital duel to
alcohol poisoning. Deputies
later learned the student would
have likely died had he not
received medical attention.
Deputies from both St.
Johns County and ACSO spent
BUSTED on page A7


City employees



compete to lose


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA City of
Alachua employees are
buckling down and setting
themselves up to lose pounds
with a city-sponsored weight,
loss contest.
The "Best Loser Contest"
is a 12-week competition that
started April. 3 and will
continue until June 26.


The contest is open to all
City of Alachua employees
and their family members to
see who can lose the highest
percentage of body weight
over the time period.
Almost 30 people are
participating in this contest,
including 16 females and 11
males.
The female category has a
LOSER on page A5


Students win national award,


cash for 'green' projects


Special to Alachua County Today
Five students from
Newberry High School who
have been encouraging their
school and community to 'go
green' will now be taking
home a different kind of
green.
Dakota Herrera, Ashley
Hughes, Anna Thrasher,
Crystal Hall and Joyce
Heckerman have won first
place in the Lexus
Environmental Challenge
Contest, a national
competition sponsored by
Toyota. As members of one of
only 14 first-place teams in
the nation, the girls will share
a $35,000 first place cash
NEWBERRY on page A3


Special to Alachua County Today
L-R: Joyce Heckerman, Ashley Hughes, Crystal Hall, Anna
Thrasher, Dakota Herrera. Having already won $1,000 each in
scholarships during the preliminary stages of the competition,
the girls will now share a $35,000 first place cash award, with
another $10,000 going to their school and $5,000 to their
advisor, science teacher Cynthia Holland.


Area Hispanics get specialty


store on Alachua's Main Street


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Area
Hispanics now have a place to
satiate their taste for home,
thanks to the opening of Tienda
Mexicana Mari at the corner of
Main Street and N.W. 148th
. Place.
The store, which is named
after the owner's 11-year-old
daughter, Mari, offers Mexican
and Central American souvenirs
and foods. It also offers check
cashing and pre-paid telephone
cards.
The best-selling products at
Tienda Mexicana Mari are sweet
snacks made by Bimbo, a
Mexican company similar to
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Elvia Ramos is employed at the newly opened Tienda
Mexicana Mari at the corner of Main Street and N.W. 148th
Place in Alachua. The store is the first of its kind in Alachua,
which caters to the local Hispanic population and offers
Mexican and Central American food and souvenirs.


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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 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.
*Alachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
aAlachua 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.
UHawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
UHigh 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.
mMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
NNewberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
EWaldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


Jesse says, "They told
me I was gullible --
and I believed them."

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EThe 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.
ECalling all Collectors! The
Alachua Historical Society is
sponsoring The 2nd Annual
Collectors Day at the Alachua
Woman's Club on Sunday, April
20 from 2-5 p.m. during the ABL
Spring Festival.
If you have a collection of
something that you would like to
share with the public, please
contact Valerie Taylor at
taylorval@aol.com or 386-462-
4001.
*The Alachua County Crisis
Center is seeking volunteers to
become Crisis Line Counselors.
Sixty hours of in-depth training
are provided. This is an
opportunity to impact the lives of
fellow community members and
to gain life-enhancing
communication skills. The next
training class begins Saturday,
May 17, 2008. Please contact Ali
Martinez at 352-264-6782 or visit
http://crisiscentervolunteer.alach
uacounty.us for more
information.
EThe Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The weekly
meetings are held at the
clubhouse located at 15115 NW
142 Terrace (Lions Club Terrace).
If you are interested in becoming
a member of the Alachua Lions
Club, please join us for a meeting
or call 386-462-7178. Lions are
men and women who volunteer
their time to humanitarian causes
in their local and world
community.
mWonderful Wednesdays at the
City of Archer Recreation
Building (Old Fire Station) the
recreation building will be open
to the public on April 16 and 30;
May 14 and 28 from 1-4 p.m. (If
there is a good response,
Wonderful Wednesdays 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
games.
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

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one available to supervise
children. Children 10 and under
must be accompanied by an adult.
mArcher Family Fun Nights
will be held at the Recreation
Center (old Fire Station) in
Archer the fourth Friday of each
month (April 25 and May 23)
from 5:30-8 p.m. Concessions
will be available. Come enjoy an
evening of family fun.
*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 ofAlachua County.
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 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. ,
*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 bur 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.
iFirst 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 NWUS 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.
"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
(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 the
market grounds; and friends and
neighbors. The 2007-2008
season end June 28. Vendors call
352-481-4437. Email:
bwheeler@acceleration.net.
"High Springs AARP Safety
for seniors and a trip to Oleno
State Park will be the topics at
next Thursday's meeting of the
High Springs AARP beginning at
10:30 a.m. in the First
Presbyterian Church, 205 N.
Main Street, High Springs.
High Springs Fire Dept. Lt.
Bruce Gillingham will be the
featured speaker and will outline
.his plans to improve safety and
protection for senior citizens.
Please bring a covered dish
for the luncheon following the
meeting and discussion.
Final plans will be made for a
guided tour and luncheon
outdoors at Oleno Park on April
17. Members and guests will
meet at the Winn Dixie parking
lot at 10:30 a.m. and carpool to
the park. Bring a side dish and
drinks and a barbeque grill will
be available to grill your favorite,
dish.
If you are over 50 years old
and want to meet new friends and
join fun trips, join us for the
meeting and Oleno trip. For
more information call Dick
Williams 386-454-4516
*City of High Springs
recreation programs -Adult co-
ed softball (still taking teams),
adult flag football (still taking
teams), adult church league
softball (registration starts. soon),
adult women's softball
(registration starts soon), adult
tennis league (staring spring
season soon), youth girls softball
(still need a few 7-10 year olds),
Youth 3 V 3 club soccer (open
registration until May 12).
High Springs will also offer
the following sports: Youth:
basketball, softball, T-ball, spring
soccer, tennis, flag football, Fall
soccer and volleyball. Adult:
softball, flag football and tennis;
Contact recreation
department, 110 NW 1 Ave.,
High Springs 32643 or email
HighSpringsRecreation
@yahoo.com. Phone: 386-454-
1416, extension 5.
mA MONOPOLY Game
Tournament for the American
Cancer Society will be held
Friday, April 11 from 6-9 p.m. at
the Alachua Woman's Club on
Main Street Alachua. Admission
is $5. The proceeds will be used
toward the Relay For Life of
Alachua/High Springs.
The first two preliminary
rounds will be played to
determine the finalists April llth.
The final round will than take
place at the Relay For Life event
on Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at
Santa Fe High School. Long-
game rules will be followed but a
time limit of 90 minutes per game
will take place. Winners will
receive gift certificates from local
businesses. The final winner will
receive a $100 gift card from


Wal-Mart.
Players may pre-register for
the event by Friday, April 11 at 4
p.m. by contacting Stephanie
Gress at 352-495-7984 or 239-
494-2782 or email


Mr. and Mrs. Randall J.
McCracken, Mr. Robert Dale
Pope, and Ms. Leslie Cellon
of Alachua, Florida are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Paige Erin McCracken to
Benjamin Brooks Colson, son
of: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Colson
of Trenton, Florida.
Miss McCracken graduated
from The University of Florida
in 2007 with a Bachelor of
Science in Agriculture. She is
currently employ 'ed as an
,Update Search Specialist with
Red Vision Systems in
Gainesville, Florida


segress@yahoo.com.
MRemembering Mom Haven
Hospice hosts a six-week group
for women grieving the loss of
their mother. You must register
to attend. The group will meet at
the Haven Hospice North
Building, 4305 NW 90th Blvd.,
Gainesville Wednesdays, Apr. 16
-May 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact Nina Powell at 352-
692-5100 or 800-727-1889 for
more information or to register.
, 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.
EThe 3rd Annual Gainesville
Chrome Divas Hunny Bunny
Poker Run will be Saturday,
April 19. Registration is at 9-10
a.m. at Gainesville Harley
Davidson, West of 1-75, exit 390.
Last bike out will be at 10:15 a.m.
The end of the ride party will
be at Santa Fe Bar in High
Springs. Poker hands are $10 per
rider. Last bike in is at 1:30 p.m.
Meet the 2007 Bikini Diva
Hawaiian Island Lea Newman.
Contact Karen Chandler 386-
965-4800 or Ludie Ehlers 352-
318-3190. Proceeds benefit Girl
Scouts of the Gateway Council.
iThe 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.
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.
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
Thursday, 7 p.m. at, High
Springs County Inn meeting
room.
mOld Time Dance at O'leno -
Dance, contra, circles and squares
to live music hosted by the Flying
Turtles String Band, Sunday,
April 13 from 2 p.m. 5 p.m.,
These are the dances that were
the rage in the mid 1800s when
the town of Leno thrived. First
time dancers are welcome, a
caller will.walkyou through each
of the dances. The dance will be
held in the 1930s Recreation Hall
located on the banks of the Santa
Fe River in O'Leno State Park,
six miles north of High Springs
on Highway 441. Fees include
regular park admission plus
tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for
children. To learn more about the
park, visit
www.floridastateparks.org/oleno.
*Sons of Confederate
Veterans, Madison Starke Perry
Camp #1424 meeting is held the
2nd Monday of the month at
Brown's Country Buffet, Hwy
441 in Alachua. Eat at p.m.,
program starts at 7 p.m. Anyone


Mr. Colson graduated from
St. Leo' University with a
Bachelor of Arts in Business
Administration. He is currently
employed as an insurance agent
with Farm Bureau Insurance in
Gilchri.i Couinr
A Saturday, October 18,
2008 wedding is planned.


who has an ancestor who fought
in the WBTS or has an interest in
this period of our country's
history is invited to attend. For
mote information, please contact:
Commander Larry E Hall 386-
462-1523.
*Relay for Life Alachua High
Springs, save the dates -
Committee Meeting: 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.
*Turkey Creek Lions Club
meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on
the 1st arid 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.
iWorkshop 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:
352-375-8278.
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:
www.scoregainesville.org-
SCORE, "Counselors to
America's Small Business," is a
non profit, nationwide resource
partner of the U.S. Small
Business Administration.
EThe Second Florida Calvary
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 7 p.m.
"Florida's Eden presents the
Heart of Florida Paint Out in
Evinston and McIntosh April 11-
18. Celebrate the opening of the
Heart of Florida Scenic Trail with
45 of Florida's finest plein air
painters on location in the scenic
towns of McIntosh and Evinston
and the rural environs of Orange
Lake.
Painters will be onsite from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. April 11-16. Paint
Out visitor centers and wet room
sales will be open daily April 11-
16: Windmill Gallery (1 mile
south of McIntosh on U.S. 441 at
the top of the overlook) and The
Wood and Swink Old Store and
Post Office (SR 225 from U.S.
441, Evinston. The gala
collector's sale will be Friday,
April '8 from 6-10 p.m. at the
Thomas Center, 302 NE 6
Avenue, Gainesville. For more
information, go to
www.FloridasEden.org.


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CITY OF HAWTHORNE


CALLING THE 2008

ANNUAL ELECTIONS
I
Resolution 2008-08 has been posted calling the Regular
Election of the City of Hawthorne, for the election of two (2)
seats for Commissioner, now being held by DeLoris
Roberts, seat number two (2) and Eleanor "Kit" Randall,
seat number four (4), pursuant to the City Charter.

The election to these two seats shall be for a term of two (2)
years. The Election shall be held on Tuesday, June 10,
2008, the only voting precinct shall be at 6700 SE 221st
Street, at the City Hall Auditorium, voting time shall be from
7:a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All Candidates for Commissioner Seats may begin to quality
at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 11, 2008, qualifications shall
continue until 12:00 noon on Monday, April 21, 2008.


Donna R. Mayes, CMC
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS TiHURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008 A3


POLICE REPORTS


Alachua Police Department
The following information was provided by
Alachua Police Department (APD) Detective
Carrie Lund
Wanted Person Apprehended
*Harriet M Lundy, 40-year-old Alachua'
resident, was arrested Friday, April 4, 2008
for an outstanding Columbia County
Warrant. The warrant was issued for
Violation of Probation and held no bond.

Driving with a Suspended License


*Jermaine Towns, 32-year-old Alachua
resident, was arrested Tuesday, April 1,
2008 for Driving with a Suspended License.
A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle
driven by Towns for an equipment
violation. A driver's license check revealed
that Towns had six suspensions on his
Florida Drivers License.

Driving with a Revoked License
*Geffrey W. Parrish, 34-year-old Lake
Butler resident, was arrested Saturday,
March 29, 2008 for Driving with a
Suspended License and Obstruction of


Justice. Contact was made with the driver
of a suspicious vehicle, Parrish, who
identified himself by another name. After
being correctly identified, Parrish stated he
attempted to conceal his identity because
his license was suspended. A drivers
license check revealed that Parrish's Florida
License had been revoked.

Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
*Francisco Bartalon-Roblero, 19-year-
old Alachua resident was arrested Sunday,
April 6, 2008 for Possession of Alcohol by
a Minor. Officers were assisting Bartalon-
Roblero after his vehicle ran off the road.
The officers found several bottles of beer in
Bartalon-Roblero's vehicle.


NEWBERRY:
Continued from page A]

Projects include supplying reusable shopping


bags, and starting a bottle recycling program


award, with another $10,000
going to their school and
$5,000 to their advisor, science
teacher Cynthia Holland.
"I am thrilled for the girls,"
said Holland. "They've worked
so hard and they've shown that
students really can make a
difference."
The girls have spent the
entire school year both during
and outside of school on a
variety of projects aimed at
promoting conservation among
their fellow students and
citizens throughout their area.
The girls started a bottle


recycling project in their
school, gave out reusable
'green' shopping bags at area
grocery stories, created public
service announcements for the
local public access channel,
organized tree planting
activities and initiated a host of
other projects in and around
Newberry. They say they've
been gratified by the response
from the community.
"People are bringing in their
plastic bottles, they're getting
involved now, we're definitely
getting good reactions," said
Hughes. "I'm so happy with


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A neighborhood meeting will be held to discuss a commercial
development (74-unit hotel, 4-story with 76 parking spaces) on
3.6 acres located on U.S. HWY 441 across from Santa Fe High
School. This is not a public hearing. The purpose of the meeting
is to inform neighboring property owners of the nature of the
proposal and seek their comments.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
at Santa Fe High School, 16213 NW U.S. HWY 441, Alachua, FL
32615.
Contact person: Gavin Jackson (386) 752-5640.
(Published: Alachua County Today April 10, 2008)

PUBLIC NOTICE

ANeighborhood meeting will be held to discuss a rezoning application
to PD-RES (Planned Development Residential, 4 units/acre) on
316.3 acres located at 12800 NW US 441. This is not a public hearing.
The purpose of the meeting is to inform neighboring property owners
of the nature of the proposal and seek their comments.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 6:00 pm at the
Swick House, 15010 NW 142nd Terrace (located behind City of
Alachua Municipal Complex).
Contact Person: Gerry Dedenbach, AICP
Phone Number: (352) 331-1976
(Published: Alachua County Today April 10, 2008)


what we've done."
"I get such a great feeling
knowing that people really
want to save the earth," said
Herrera. "It's really important
to me."
The girls' strong
performance in the preliminary
stages of the competition had
already earned them each
$1,000 in scholarships. But
they say the work they've been
doing meant much more to
them than awards or
scholarships.
"We weren't doing it for the
money," said Hall. "We were
doing it for the environmental
impact, to get everyone to live a
more green life."
"We wanted to inform
people about what they can do
to help," said Heckerman. "We
only have one earth-if we lose
this one, there's nowhere to


go."
In fact, the girls have
several more projects planned
for the next few months,
including presentations at the
local library and a joint project
with Waste Management.
"Even though the contest is
over, we still want to continue
helping the environment," said
Thrasher. "I'm really glad
people are becoming more
aware and are doing things to
help the environment."
"It isn't over for them at
all," said Holland. "They're so
excited about doing these next
projects even though they won't
get any recognition for them
because they know they're
making a difference."
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terminus of NW 136th Terrace. This is not a public hearing. The
purpose of the meeting is to inform neighboring property owners of the
nature of the proposal and seek their comments.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 5:30 pm at the
Swick House, 15010 NW 142nd Terrace (located behind City of
Alachua Municipal Complex).,
Contact Person: Gerry Dedenbach, AICP
Phone Number: (352) 331-1976
(Published: Alachua County Today April 10, 2008)


MEXICAN MARKET:
Continued from page A 1

Busiest on weekend


Little Debbie.
Tienda Mexicana Mari has
become quite a hit with the
Mexican population, with
hundreds of customers each
week, said owner Osmar
Osorio.
The most significant
customer base is construction
workers that come from sites'
around Alachua, he said.
Although Tienda Mexicana
Mari is open Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., most
customers visit on the weekend
when the store is open until 10
p.m., said store worker Elvia
Ramos.
Osorio said he decided to
open the store because he
noticed a significant Mexican
population with no stores
geared towards serving them.
I "I used to work right across
the street, and when I saw this
building for sale I thought it
would be a great -location for a
Mexican store," he said.
Although Osorio owns the
store and primarily operates it
by himself, he said he is able to


work well with the customers
because he is from Mexico and
he speaks Spanish fluently.
"I speak Spanish and
English, so I can work with
customers who have a hard
time communicating at regular
stores," he said.
Osorio buys his products
from an Atlanta-based
company, which acquires items
from Mexico and other
Central-American countries.
The United States Census
Bureau estimates that Alachtla
County is home to about
15,160 people of Hispanic or
Latino origin, or 6.7-percent of
the population. In 2006, about
20 percent of the Florida
population was of Hispanic or
Latino origin.
In 2002, 5.6-percent of the
businesses in Alachua County
were Hispanic-owned, and
about 17-percent of Florida
businesses were Hispanic-
owned, according to the U.S.
Census Bureau.
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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY

OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance onApril 21,2008 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held
in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 0811
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OFALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
FUTURE LAND USE MAP: 2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE
LAND USE MAP CLASSIFICATION FROM ALACHUA
COUNTY RURAL CLUSTER TO CITY OF ALACHUA
COMMERCIAL ON APPROXIMATELY 9.15 ACRES,
LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1,500 FEET SOUTH OF THE
INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 441 AND COUNTY
ROAD 237, ALACHUA, FLORIDA. A PORTION OF TAX
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respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed ordinance, the
Staff Report, and related materials are available for public inspection at the
Planning and Community Development Department or at the Office ofthe
City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular business day between
the hours of 8:00 a. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City
Commission meeting. Written comments on the proposed ordinance
may be sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning and
Community Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is
given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in orderto appeal
any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a
verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the City
Clerk at (386)418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRlu 10, 2008


Newberry's angels


- Newberry Community Day Care


By RHANA GITTENS
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY A yellow
school bus pulls up to 24505
Newberry Lane at almost 2:05
p.m. everyday. It used to come
earlier, but there is a new bus
driver on the route. Off jumps
Banana, Rat and 13 other
animals, fruits and various
objects of the human species.
The mini monsters march in line
toward the doors of Newberry
Day Care ready to battle a test
harder than elementary school
preschoolers.
High Hips, Droopy,
Sunshine, Alien and Predator
are already inside just getting up
from nap time.
Director Marie McCray and
her two daughters take a big
stretch and get ready for their
next four hours with this
mrouthy crew. The kindly
1McCray has a special nickname
for all 33 students.
For 41 years Newberry
Community Day Care has
opened its doors to the children
of working parents in
Newberry, McCray said. When
the day care was visited by the
State of Florida Department of
Children and Families (DCF) in
early March there was a strong
possibility that it would be shut
down, but Newberry city
officials and volunteers stepped
in to keep the doors open for the
knee high muskrats that spend
the majority of their time there


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everyday.
A DCF representative
visited Newberry Community
Day Care for the first time since
its opening and told McCray
that the day care was too dark
and dreary for children, she
said. He also informed her that
if she did not remove the
washing machine and dryer
from the outdoor bathroom the
facility would only be
considered to have one working
restroom, which clearly wasn't
enough for the number of
registered students.
When Newberry officials
received word that the
department had concerns about
the physical attributes of the
building they stepped up "to a
level of responsibility
immediately," City Manager
Keith Ashby said.
They asked themselves
"what is our commitment to this
particular building?" he said.
By March 8 Jonesville
Baptist Church volunteers had
already begun painting the
inside from a beige cream color
to white and red, McCray said.
The city donated the paint.
McCray usually has
Saturday's off, but she came
back on March 15 for a day long
project that the city had enacted.
Newberry Community Day
Care was getting new wood
floors.
When the DCF
representative came back to see


if any changes had been made
he was shocked, McCray said.
He didn't think anything was
going to be fixed, but the city
and McCray were prepared.
The city had a contract with
the day care that said that they
only were responsible for the
outside appearance of the
building, Ashby said.
Everything that happened inside
was out of the city's hands.
"It should have said the
physical attributes of the
building are our responsibility,"
he said. "It's our building."
At the City Commission
Meeting on March 24, Ashby
enacted a motion that asked for
a new contract to be written that
would give the city
responsibility over the care of
the inside and outside of the
building. When the motion
passed that night McCray was
edged closer to receiving the
support she needed to run the
day care.
At the day care students
receive homework help and are
required to read daily.
McCray isn't required to
have them do their homework.
But "we do it anyway because
the parents work late and won't
have time to check it," she said.
"And I think this is the only
time some of them do read."
In addition, McCray and her
daughters groom many of the
students and make sure they are
fully fed before they leave. On


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Children at Newberry Day Care are unaware of the controversy that nearly closed the facility
recently. But thanks to the efforts of local volunteers in the community who helped refurbish
the building, the day care center that opened its doors over 40 years ago will remain open.


Thursday they had spaghetti.
"That's why they- like to
come here, 'cause we cook,"
McCray said. "Some of them
are here until 6 on the dot and
then their parents have to go
home and cook. When the
parents aren't cooking the
children like to come here."
In fact, McCray is sure they
won't close the day care
because the parents need it so
much. There is only one other
local day care in Newberry.
"If they didn't have the day
care the parents couldn't work,"
McCray said.'
Newberry Community Day
Care is "truly a community
venture," said Mae Islar, vice
chairman of Newberry
Community Advisory Board.'
Located in front of East
Park, the day care was built
when residents of the area
raised money for its
construction, Islar said.
Child Care Resources ran


the building until 1996 when
the Early' Learning Coalition
took over, McCray said. For the
41 years that the building has
been in operation the health
department had never said
anything
"It's been out here all these
years and people still say they
didn't know this was a day
care," McCray said.
Before McCray became
director 10 years ago attendance
levels had severely decreased at{
the day care.
There were only six
children. And for two years
McCray worked with 10 kids,
but attendance went up from
there.
The day care is funded by
government subsidies.
Registered students who have
free and reduced lunch all
receive discounts for the day
care's after school program.
Parents who do not qualify pay
$3.60 a day.


There is very little money
for the workers who take care of
these 33 kids, Ashby said.
"We're talking about angels
here. People that take from their
heart with no money to take
care of these children," he said.
Lacy Redd, principal at
Newberry Elementary School,
plans on coming out to the day
care in the coming weeks and
helping them to get a grant
written McCray was told.
McCray rarely gets a
vacation. She works almost 11
hours a day. When school is out
the day ,care is still open. But
she is excited for Memorial
Day, she said. "We're closed."
But the kids feel differently.
"I'm never staying home,"
Banana said. "I have to come. I
want to. I need to."
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Special to Alachua County Today
GAINESVILLE April 6
through April 12, 2008 is
Wildfire Awareness Week.
This designation was made


in recognition of Florida's
devastating 1998 wildfire
season where over half a
million acres burned and
337 homes and other
structures were damaged or
destroyed by wildfires
statewide. Just last year
both Florida and Georgia
experienced another
extreme wildfire season
with the breakout of the
largest contiguous wildfire
in U.S. history.
"March, April and May
are typically the most active
months in Florida's 12-
month wildfire season and
therefore the perfect'time to
prepare your home," stated
Ludie Bond, Florida
Division of Forestry
Wildfire Mitigation
Specialist. "We have been
fortunate so far this year
because of the recent
rainfall received in north
central Florida. However, it
is very likely that wildfire
activity will increase over
the next few months since
springtime is usually the
driest and windiest season
of the year." All citizens are
urged to recognize this
important observance by
becoming more aware of
how to protect themselves
and their property from the
devastation of wildfires.
The most important thing
a homeowner can do to
protect themselves from


wildfire is to clear the forest
brush and dry debris at least
30 feet away from their
home. Thorough yard
maintenance and the
clearing of brush can help
your home defend itself
during a wildfire event.
Remove flammable
debris such as pine straw
and dead leaves off of the
roof and out of gutters
Do not let debris


accumulate


underneath


structures
I Mow tall grasses and
rake leaves and pine straw
away from your home
Regularly prune
shrubbery to remove excess
growth and dead branches
I Prune tree limbs 6- 10
feet off the ground and
remove climbing vines
| Follow your local
outdoor burning laws and
don't burn on windy days
| Never leave a fire
unattended and make sure it
is out before you leave
| If your fire escapes, you
may be liable for
suppression costs and
damages to the property of
others
For more information on
how to protect your home
from wildfires visit the
Firewise website at
www.firewise.org or the
Division of Forestry website
at www.fl-dof.com.
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ROBBERY:
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Anyone with information asked to call Crime Stoppers


cash was given to the
suspects from the register
and safe, but no employees
or customers were injured
in the robbery.
Witnesses stated the
men drove off in a blue
Ford Escape.
Anyone with
information concerning
the robbery or vehicle is
asked to contact Detective
Dale Buffenmyer at 352-
367-4188, or 352-955-
1818.
"We still need
everyone's help to try and
catch these suspects,"
Buffenmyer said.
People with
information can also call
Crime Stoppers at 352-
372-7867 to remain
anonymous.
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LOSER:
Continued from page Al


Overall winner
jackpot of $400 and the male
category has a jackpot of $275.
The overall winner of both
categories will win an
additional $135.
City Manager Clovis
Watson said the employees are
exercising together at the gym,
and city officials are trying to
,create a supportive
environment to encourage the
employees to succeed in the
contest.
The idea for the contest has
been mentioned several times
in the past two years, but
Watson said he finally decided
to go ahead with the
competition a few weeks ago to
promote healthy decisions
among city employees.
"This is a good way to be
healthy and have fun at the


nets extra $135
same time," said City Manager
Clovis Watson. "This is, the
only time you have to lose to
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Alachua County Today

Policy Statement


Alachua County Today
is dedicated to reporting
news and events relevant
to all citizens of the
Ileartland Communities.
Above all, the staff is
dedicated to policies of
fairness and objectivity,
and to avoiding what is
sometimes characterized as
"agenda journalism."
Alachua County Today
is not a Republican
newspaper, not a


Democratic paper. Nor is it
a liberal or conservative
paper.
Alachua County Today
is, a newspaper dedicated
to: (1) balanced reporting
of news and events
relevant to the community,
and (2) reporting on all
significant social,
economic and political
issues and problems that
the staff believes should be
of concern to our readers.


Alachua has much for which to be proud

Guest Editorial by Alachua Commissioner Jean Calderwood


As I drive around the city of
Alachua, I see a vibrant, alive
community. I see a full parking lot at
Hitchcock's and new commercial
construction at Alachua Towne
Center. I see new subdivisions and
new homes built in the older,
residential neighborhoods and older
homes that have undergone
renovations keeping them viable,
livable structures. Alachua. has
reduced its tax rate two years in a row,
helping to make the dream of home
ownership more reachable.
I see Historic Main Street busy
with cars and pedestrians. This area
was featured in a recent newspaper
article arid it was pointed out that
during the last 15 years, Main Street
has undergone a transformation from
a boarded up, straight thoroughfare to
a curved, attractive walk-able
downtown, thriving with small
businesses. Garden Gallery is
celebrating their 10th anniversary.
From the new Ivy House to p'diddles,
Conestogas, Deneno's, Bev's, Main
Street Pizzeria and the most recent
addition, Beef 'O'Brady's, we have a
variety of downtown eating
establishments to go along with our
retail and professional offices. I see


life in a 100-year old downtown
district.
On North Main Street, we now
have sidewalks (with more to come)
and street lights. I see
children and adults
playing everyday in
Maude Lewis, Welch and
Criswell parks. A ball
.game is being played at
Skinner Field and a
birthday party is taking /
place under the pavilion. '
Construction is '.
underway at Alachua
Elementary with a new Caldenr
classroom building soon
to be finished. This is part of the five-
year' master plan the City
Commissioners and City Manager
have supported and lobbied for with
'the Alachua County School Board.
Santa Fe High School is also
undergoing improvements on their
campus. The newly expanded and
refurbished library in Alachua was
first on the list in Alachua County for
expansion based on high usage a
testament to the public use in
Alachua.
I see signs for churches meeting in
temporary facilities until they can


construct their houses of worship. A
testament to the increase of citizenry
in this area that have chosen to live
and worship in a faith-based
community.
Construction of a new
spray park will soon be
finished located next to the
newly opened skate board
park at the Hal Brady
SRecreation Center. Drive
by on any given day and
M ~ you will see kids and adults
playing on the basketball
courts, the ball fields and
ood on the play ground at this
multi-acre complex. An
Alachua Police Department Officer is
assisting with'traffic control at the on-
ramp to 175 where a minor traffic
accident has occurred. A full service
Police Department, on duty 24/7
serving our citizens, businesses and
the public at large. A full-service
government serving the public.
I see the flags waving in front of
the new Municipal Complex standing
proudly over our Veterans Memorial.
A Memorial designed by proud
veterans such as Glynn Markham, Jim
Yakubsin and others. A Memorial
that has already provided a public


arena for celebrations and vigils.
Drive by some evening, sit on the
benches and reflect on the freedoms
that we enjoy, guaranteed by the
Constitution and protected by those
who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Banners are displayed on the
vintage street lights lining our historic
district inviting everyone to the
Spring Festival on April 20. The
same area that Holiday Banners, 4th
of July Banners and more are
displayed inviting the public to the
many events hosted year-round in the
city of Alachua. A true partnership
between the City, the Alachua
Chamber, Alachua Business League
and the business community. City
employees and volunteers work
countless hours to prepare, host, then
dismantle and clean up from these
many events. These events add to the
very quality of life that we enjoy in
Alachua. They also reap financial
benefits for the business community
as visitors buy food, gas, retail items
and visit the many eating
establishments in the general area.
As I drove around, I also saw all
the campaign signs for the recent City
Commission election. Campaigns
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comments are made for and against
candidates and the local governing
officials. How sad that some citizens
and business leaders feel that casting
a negative shadow on those that have
helped Alachua become the vibrant
community it is today will somehow
promote better government.
Negativity, vicious rumors and
destructive lies result in a divided
community and create a climate that
discourages citizens from wanting to
serve in public office.
Even though we are blessed with
life and vitality in our community,
there are many areas that still need
improvement. We expect and
encourage constructive criticism. The
demand for excellence while being
fiscally conservative should be the
hallmarks of our government. Many
look at the "big picture" of Alachua
and see that we have progressed into a
small city while keeping our small
town charm. Others have a myopic
view of only their own special
interests in the community.
Government should serve everyone
and looking at the city of Alachua
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BUSTEDompage House rented by Alachua County students


the better part of the night contacting
parents to pick up their children and
inventorying a host of alcoholic beverages,
drugs and drug paraphernalia seized during
the incident. Deputies learned that the home
was rented by Alachua County students for
the purposes of hosting the party.
Items seized included 34 bottles of


alcohol, one keg of bee, more than 20
empty bottles of liquor, 'our bongs with
marijuana residue, four scales used to
weigh drugs, numerous otherr articles of
drug paraphernalia, and narcotics.
Charges were filed agmnst one 18 year-
old student for Possessiorof Alcohol by a
Person Under 21.


Two "Spring Break Hotlines" for
parents and family members to contact
deputies in case of emergency have been
established. The numbers are: 352-318-
2737 and 352-318-2732. Citizens can also
contact the St. Johns County Sheriff's
Office at 1-800-346-7596.
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FIRE AUTHORITY:.
Continued from page A 1


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"It's a symbiotic November
relationship," Kelley said. The p
"It helps the county organizati
provide fire service to rural Alachua (
areas and allows for cities to "to make
be more efficient in covering cohesive,
their areas." streamline
The contract is essentially said.
the same agreement that many Kelley
of the municipalities currently across the
have, but it combines these initiated s
agreements into one document that their
instead of several, Micanopy concept, e
Town Administrator Charles MFA is w,
Kelley said. "It makes it "Most
easier and more equitable to funded tl
have everyone dealing from itself and
the same page," Kelley said of ours is
the contract. work," Ke
The number of In a p
unincorporated emergency by the M
calls Alachua County says group raise
were answered by several over hov
municipalities just didn't deals v
measure up to what the towns contracted
themselves recorded. That's a including
big deal for small towns on a Micanopy
tight budget when a smaller Springs, I
unincorporated call ratio and Waldo
means less funding. of Alac
Numerous other concerns operates a
were 'raised in the MFA's While
documents including "an is a' mem
inconsistency in fiscal policy." wasn't pa
The position paper alleges that presented
fire departments providing helps to f
services under contract with leaves
Alachua County Fire Rescue department
(ACFR) were paid Membi
substantially less while in the the agree
same year, governments using
ACFR services were charged
substantially more.
High Springs Mayor and
MFA Chairman Larry Travis ./.
said he thought the plan was
"an excellent one." _
Travis said the plan would
unite municipalities from Newsp
around .the county into one, color.


and would also help Alachua
County taxpayers save money,
especially those in
unincorporated areas.
"I think with the current
tax situation, the new contract
will allow the county to
provide the same level of
services for a lot less money,"
Travis said.
The MFA was created by
several small town officials in
Alachua County, including
Kelley, after a meeting with


more.
County
owners in late
r.
primary goal of the
on is to work with
County officials and
it a more uniform,
equitable and
ed process," Kelley

said other counties
United States have
similar programs, and
program isn't a new
except that Alachua's
working for free.
[fire authorities] are
rough the district
have a paid staff, but
basically volunteer
elley said.
position paper issued
4FA last year, the
sed several concerns.
v Alachua County
with its smaller
d fire departments
those in the Town of
, Hawthorne, High
LaCrosse, Newberry
o. Neither the City
hua nor Archer
fire department.
the City .of Alachua
ber of the MFA, it
rt of the agreement
Tuesday because it
fund Station 21 but
operation of the
it up to ACFR.
ers participating in
ment include High


equitable for all
Sprigs, LaCrosse, Micanopy, countywide cons(
Nevberry, Waldo and rescue service.
Havthorne. current form, the
'he Board of County without any influe


Conmissioners is expected to
review the agreement and hold
another meeting by the end of
the nonth.
Tie MFA came on the
hbelh of a dramatic move last
year when the City of
Hawhorne decided it no
long wanted ACFR services
and county employees moved
out 6 the fire station and city
rescue workers moved in as
the c6ck struck midnight.
O'er the years, fire rescue
officials in the. Town of
LaCrisse have also expressed
their displeasure over the
course. of negotiations with
ACFI and the disparity in
reported unincorporated
emergency call tallies.
As part of the MFA's
founding documents, it is
agreec that each member city
will lave one vote on the
board. Each municipality
must appoint an elected
official to sit on the board and
an altenate who may be a staff
memb r, another
commissioner, a citizen or any'
design. Before the MFA can
vote in any matters, each
member must have a
representative present at the
meeting.
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RESULTS:
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Two seats open in 2009 Growth cf hospice care calls


received 57-percent of the total
votes.
Lee received 77 votes at the
fire station, 118 votes at the
recreation center, 107 votes at
Turkey Creek and 28 absentee
votes. She received 43-percent
of the total votes.
Coerper will serve a three-
year term ending in April 2011.
He will be sworn in at the
April 21 City Commission
meeting, when the
commissioners will also elect a
mayor and vice-mayor.
There were relatively few
mishaps with this year's
election as compared to those
in prior years. Four people
apparently failed to bring two
forms of identification to vote,
and one voter's signature did
not completely match the
signature held by the Alachua
County Supervisor 'of
Elections. However, the
Canvassing Board decided to
count all of the votes after
reviewing the ballots.
Lee took the defeat as a
learning experience, and she
said she is proud of the number
of votes she received.
"I think we made a very
good showing," she said. "As
someone who isn't a politician
andt with no political
experience, I think this election
turned out well. I'm really
amazed we did so well against a
two-time incumbent."
However, Lee said she
wishes more residents had
voted, because it ,may have
improved her chances of
winning the election.
"In a city that is trying to be
progressive, I think the citizens


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should be more interested in
their government," she said.
Both Lee and Coerper
noticed the low voter turnout,
but Coerper said he believes his
core supporters came out.
"This was a single-seat
election, the kids have their
spring break so their parents are
out of town, and people are
probably getting tired of
hearing about the national
campaigns," Coerper said. "So
there are a lot of reasons to
explain the low voter turnout,
but our core voters came out,
and that reflects in the outcome
of the election."
One concern raised by
voters throughout Alachua is
that the candidates did not have
an opportunity to debate or
participate in a public forum.
"In a town this size there is
never an excuse not to have a
debate," said Alachua resident
Michael Canny. "Instead of
voting based off of issues, the
election becomes more of a
popularity contest."
Two seats on the
commission will be available
for next year's election, and
potential candidates are already
hinting at their plans to run for
the seats.
Canny, whp has a lawsuit
pending against the City of
Alachua because of alleged
public records violations, said
he is keeping the option open to


run for one of the seats.
"I hope a lot of people run
for the open seats next year," he
said. "I think it's time for a
change, but this is a democracy
and people have the right to
choose."
Lee said she is considering
running for one of the open
seats as well.
"I'm definitely considering
running again next year," she
said. "I can serve the' city a lot
better through the commission
than I could through other
positions."
Tuesday proved to be a rare
occasion when all five of the
city's commissioners were
present for the election. Aside
from twice-monthly meetings,
it is unusual for commissioners
to be in the same place at the
same time.
Some 115 few voters turned
out in the 2008 election than in
2007. Last year's on-again off-
again election, however, was
considerably more contentious.
Commissioner Jean
Calderwood ran uncontested
while Commissioner Bonnie
Burgess defeated challengers
Charles Grapski and Michael
Perkins when she won over 66-
percent of the votes last year.
While Coerper was elected
to his third term Tuesday, it is
the only time he's won back-to-
back elections.
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growth of hospice care in te
United States is "something oia
modern miracle," said J. Donal
Schumacher, Psy.D, president
and CEO of the Nationl
Hospice and Palliative Cre
Organization (NHPCO), wlo
spoke at Haven Hospice April4.
"The good news is that more ad
more people are getting care ad
the love and the dignity thy
deserve," he added. But i's
more important than ever tiat
hospice providers strive to
improve the quality of their cre
every day.
The first hospice cre
programs, including Haen
Hospice, started in a hospital
closet or basement, and served a
small number of patients. ut
over the last 30 years, hoslce
care facilities have grown !nd
are serving 1.4 million patients
nationwide. An important pai of
their mission is improng
community access so hat
everyone can benefit fom
hospice care. In the 29 yearshat
Haven Hospice has been searing
North Florida, the organizaion
has created conveniently looted
inpatient care centers and sought
to improve access for peoph in
rural communities.
"I used to call [the hospice
care industry] "little hospice on
the prairie," said Schumaher,
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growth has come at a price -
the emergence of providers with
questionable practices, such as
inappropriate admissions and
less than complete care, or what
Schumacher calls "drive-by
services." He notes that of
approximately 4,600 hospice
. programs in the nation, 600 have
been licensed only in the last six
months.
Quality hospice programs
provide comprehensive care -
the support of strong, board-
certified physicians; dedicated
nurses and hospice care aides;
social workers; chaplains; and
-volunteers, as well as grief
support services for families.
Schumacher called Haven
Hospice the number two hospice
in the country, a distinction
verified by its 2007 Circle of
Life Award Citation of Honor
for excellence and innovation.
Haven Hospice was one of five
to earn a citation and one of only
three hospices honored
nationwide.
Questionable care practices
not only hurt patients and
families, Schumacher said; they
have also contributed to a
growing distrust of hospice
providers by The Centers for
Medicare and, Medicaid
Services, as well as by members
of Congress. As such, even the
best evaluated and accredited
hospice care organizations .are
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promotion, documentation and
defense of hospice Medicare and
Medicaid benefits.
He noted the threat in
Florida, where Governor Crist
has sponsored a bill to eliminate
hospice care for dying Medicaid
patients. In addition, hospices
nationwide face a Medicare
sustainable growth rate cut of
4.6-percent. Schumacher said he
spends a lot of time on Capitol
Hill talking to senators and
representatives about the need to
protect quality hospice care
programs so they can continue to
provide "a good day of care" for
dying patients and their families.
NHPCO believes strongly in "a
world where individuals and
families facing serious illness,
death, and grief will experience
the best that humankind can
offer." Its mission is "to lead and
mobilize social change for
improved care at the end of life."
A licensed clinical
psychologist, Schumacher also
serves as president and CEO of
NHPCO's affiliated
organization, the National
Hospice Foundation, and as
president of the Foundation for
Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2007, he was named president
of The Alliance for Care at the
End of Life. He encourages
people to write their legislators
in support of quality hospice
care.
Haven Hospice participates
in Quality Partners, NHPCO's
national program to ensure that
all provider organizations
deliver quality care to patients
and families. For more
information about quality
hospice care, visit
www.nhpco.org, or call Haven
Hospice at 1.800.727.1889.
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ALACIIUA COUNTY TODAY ALACHUA COUNTY'S MOST WANTED THURSDAY, APIJL 10, 2008 B1









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A message from the desk of


Sheriff Sadie Darnell

National Crime Victims' Rights Week


crime. Justice for victims has 2004, extend protections to
National Crime Victims' progressed dramatically since the victims and close gaps in victims'
Rights Week is April 13-19, 2008. 1980s. rights.
This year's theme for National All states and the federal Despite such impressive
Crime Victims' Rights Week is government have comprehensive progress, however, our nation has
'Justice for Victims. Justice for victims' rights laws, and 33 states a long way to go. Even states with
All.' That means there will be no have constitutional amendments strong victims' rights laws do not
justice for any of us if we don't to protect victims' rights. Every always honor these rights.
seek greater fairness for victims of state has a victim compensation Jurisdictions may fail to notify
crime. fund, and thousands of victim victims about court proceedings or
It's time for our community to service agencies help victims offender status, deny them the
stand behind those harmed by nationwide. Important laws, such opportunity to be heard at
as the federal Justice for All Act of sentencing, fail to issue or enforce
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James
Edwards
Black Male,
5'9",
8/6/1976
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possess
marijuana,
Possess narcotic
equipment


Dustin Gross
White Male,
5'11",
1/30/1979
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Public orders
crime, Possess
marijuana,
Possess narcotic
equipment,
Driving on a
suspended license


Gena Jonathan
Paul Duarte
Black female, White Male,
5'03", 5'07",
4/20/1986 1/8/1983
Brown Hair, Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Sell/ possess
cocaine (5
counts), Public
orders crimes,
Possess narcotic
equipment


Currently
wanted for:
Unemployment
compensation
fraud


orders of restitution, or fail to
inform victims about
compensation they are entitled to
receive. Some states limit specific
rights to victims of violence, and
in almost half the states, victims of
nonviolent felonies have no rights.
For additional information on
activities and events planned to
highlight this week contact Sara
Larsen, Victim Advocate, 352-
384-3317.


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Gerald A. Ricky
Daisley Robinson
White Male, Black Male,
08/13/1963 6'00",
Brown Hair, 2/19/1961
Hazel Eyes Black Hair,
6'0"', 1701bs Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Felony Fleeing &
Attempting to
Elude Law
Enforcement


Currently
wanted for:
Hit and run
crash, Driving
on a suspended
license


Erick D. Susan 3.
Fischer Cumberland
Black Male, White Female,
04/04/1977 07/12/1959
Black Hair, Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes Green Eyes
6'4", 2501bs 5'2", 100bs


Currently
wanted for:
Child Abuse,
Resisting Law
Enforcement


Currently
wanted for:
Domestic
Violence
Conditional
Release
Violation


Pita L.
Refour
Black Male,
11/13/1969
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
6'2", 230 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Failing to pay
Child Support


Marcus T. Marc
Williams Wilson
White Male, Black Male,
09/23/1955 11/08/1983
Gray Hair, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
Green Eyes 6'0", 208 Ibs
5'8", 180 Ibs


Currently
wanted for:
Fraud


Currently
wanted for:
Drug Sale,
Possession of
Marijuana


Amie
Jordan
White Female,
09/09/1979
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'3", 1601bs

Currently
wanted for:
Battery, Failing
to pay Child
Support


Christopher John R.
Leary Kirsch
White Male, White Male,
5'09", 06/04/1973
9/29/1983 Brown Hair,
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes Blue Eyes
Brown Eyes 6'2", 1451bs


Currently
wanted for:
Worthless
checks (5
counts)


Currently
wanted for:
Failing to pay
Child Support


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Donna K. Jessie J.
Ratcliff May
White Female, White Male,
11/20/1960 05/16/1968
Brown Hair, Brown Hair,
Green Eyes Blue Eyes
5'3", 1301bs 6'3", 2101bs


Currently
wanted for:
Felony
Prostitution


Currently
wanted for:
Nonpayment of
Child Support


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location of any of these wanted individuals, please
contact the Combined Communications Center at
*62-955-1818 ,or remain anonymous by calling
Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.


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


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By KEES BOER
Today Entertainment Writer
One of the best films I've
seen in the last year has been
"The Gameplan." This film
was in the theater last fall and
was released on DVD this past
January.
Joe Kingman (Dwayne
"The Rock" Johnson) is a top
notch football player and he's
got an apartment to prove it.
He's a quite the ladies' man
and also the life of the party.
Most importantly though,
everything in his life revolves
around himself. Life is about
Joe Kingman, being cool, and
playing football. He is the king
and not surprisingly, he's got a
big collection of Elvis
memorabilia the other king.
One day he gets a visitor he
never expected an eight-year-'
old girl named Peyton
(Madison Pettis from Disney
Channel's Cory and the
house). At first he thinks she is


selling Girl Scout cookies, but
then she claims to be his
daughter and that her mother is
out of reach in Africa for a
short term mission. His
immediate reaction is denial,
but when he realizes she is his
daughter, he sees her as the
biggest nightmare to come
along.
His agent agrees with him
and thinks that he should just
lay low as much as possible,
because this girl can't be good
for him. Then the little girl
introduces him to a. ballet
taught by Monique Vasquez
(Roselyn Sanchez), definitely
not a manly thing to be
associated with. How is he the
"King" going to deal with this
little girl in his life?
This film is just extremely
heartwarming, showing the
importance of children and
their need to be valued. I was
especially impressed with
Madison Pettis, whose


portrayal of Peyton is
just one of the most
charming little girls,
you could ever
imagine.
The DVD comes
with some really nice
extras. First of all,
when you click on the
remote on the main
menu, it changes the
menu, much like Joe
Kingman's remote
changes the d6cor of
his home. A good
number of deleted


Copyright, 2008,
Reserved..


scenes and bloopers
are included in the bonus
features. The DVD also has
some really nice 'Making Of'
featurettes included and they
are well worth watching.
This is a great film for the
whole family.
Editor's Note: Today
Entertainment Writer Kees
Boer is committed to
Compassion International, an


Disney, All Rights


organization that helps
children in developing
countries through education,
health services and spiritual
guidance. This week, Kees
dedicates his article to
Shedenka Marthan, an 8 year
old girl he sponsors in Bolivia
through Compassion
International.


SunState Federal Credit Union

& Alachua County Today



Partners in Education


SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua County Today
are partnering to bring you "A Place at the Table." The purpose of
this campaign is to get'young people reading. Alachua County
Today will publish,an eight-chapter serialized short story, "A Place
at the Table" as part of our Newspapers in Education program.
The newspapers will be sent home with the students after the
project for the week is completed so that parents can share the
stories with their children.


"A Place at the Table is the story of Libby, a little girl on an
orphan train in 1928 in search of a family. Readers learn about
tolerance of people who are different. In the late 1800s, orphan
trains began taking children fromNew York City to the Midwest,
hoping rural families would give them "A Place at the Table."


A PLace at tk TabLe



CHAPTER 4: A Great Big Bed
by Kay Hively


N o that she had found a fanmil), e\erhing in the theater
became just a blur to .Libb. Finally, '%hen all but tI\o of
the orphans were spoken tor. the crowd left the building
Miss Jones opened a large satchel and ga e each adopted
child a small bundle. Libby's bundle contained a set of new
under ear and a dress Mr Graham %%rote do\ in the names of
the adults ho "%ere taking a child. Then he told the orphans to
be good, obe\ their Ir* parents. and work hard.


Mrs. Peterson reached do rn and took Libb)'s hand Her
husband put Libb\'s little bundle under his arm and took her
other hand. Together the\ left the theater and started do%%n
a side street. Libby felt l\er %arm walking betv.een the
beautiful tomnan and the man in the dark bro% n suit.
Soon the\ ,%;topped in front',t o a house. MI. Peterson
opened the Iront door and the\ N\ent inside. Mrs. Peterson
hung her coat in a small closet Libb\ unbutton her coat and
NMr Peierson huln it in the same closet Still standing by
the front door. Libby took off her black cap and handed it to
Mr Peterson He put it in the closet on a little shelf
Libb\ looked around the room and wonderedd which corner
\ would be hers At the orphan:ige, she had a little cot by the
fireplace because it ,as her Job to start the fire each morning
Libb\ .wondered it that would be one oat her chores
Mrs. Peterson took Libb\'s hand :ind led her to the
kitchen. She ga;e Libb) :I seat at a little table Libb. had ne'er
been served before so she wasn't sure % hat to do. A. Libb\


,ailed. Mr. Peter-on came into the room and sat down beside her
Mrs. Peierson asked Libb\ if she liked chicken. Libb\
said she Just lo'ed chicken. Mrs Peterson asked if she liked
milk Libbh said she just Icoed milk Mrs Peterson asked if
she liked apple pie. Libb. said she had neter had one. but she
w\as absolutely sure she would just lo\e it.
In no time at all, l-ibb\ and liher new parents were eating a
late-night snack. The chicken and the milk were wonderful.
But the apple pie %,is beyond belief. As the\ ate. Mr. and Mrs.
Peterson told Libby the\ rere \erN happ\ she had come to lixe
\ ith them. They promised to be good parents Tomorrow, they
said, eern one would get better acquainted
Libb*\ \aS soon stuffed full and lead\ for bed She asked
whichh corner she should sleep in. Nir Peterson laughed and
sald that a bic bed upstairs would be just perfect for an
eight-.ear-old girl with beautiful curls hair
And it was a biL bed. Libby had ne'er seen one so big.
At the orphanage, ti.e kids could ha\e slept in it. she told the
Petersons But here she wis. going to sleep all by herself in
a great big bed.

Author K'a\ Hit'ei" onci Illustrr.ator Billie Gc'tOurto-.Srtetijrt ore
torn of t.lsosro. AMiscur Produced in partnerstiip i t his
net% spappr and the ti h ouri Press Founrdtiontri ,'i support
fr.romr \ -rcon Foundotion Cc-pnignrt 2002


CLASSROOM/HOME EXTENSIONS -
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT AND DO:
.- bo1 talked from the train depot to the
theater and then to her new home Drai oa mop
of Libbys new town Show .the depot theater her
new home and other important places Give all
or the streets names
Vhat do \ou think Libby will do the first day she
is with her new family''



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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008


Weathering the current





economic storm


By REV. LEONARD R. TRAINA
Special to Alachua County Today'
Everywhere we look we see
ba'd news regarding the U.S.
economy and we are given a
grim view of the future. The
jobless rate is on the rise. The
housing market is in decline
and mortgages continue to fall
into foreclosure. Gasoline,
food, and the cost of practically
every consumer good is
escalating. Is it time to panic or
can we weather this storm?
History tells us that any
nation which lasts, goes through
economic peaks and valleys.
The greatest U.S. valley was
experienced in the 30s during
the time of the "Great
Depression." The U.S.
recovered through solid
planning and the diligence of
her people. She rode the wave
of success through the 50s, 60s
and 70s, and came through a
mild challenge in the 80s.
How can one hold onto a
hope for tomorrow while in the
midst of today's storm? There
are four keys -to enduring the
storm: hard work, frugal living,
making wise choices, and
trusting in the Lord, sustainer of
heaven and earth.
Hard work and dedication
epitomize the character of those
who formed this country, and
fought to make her become a
great nation. This often required
personal sacrifice- in order to
assure a better future for all. As
a nation, we must be willing to
focus on what is best for the


country, not just ourselves.
When our view turns inward,
the downward spiral begins.
Those who signed the
"Declaration of Independence"
risked everything for the future
of this country and her people
and in the end, most lost
everything. John F. Kennedy
once stated, "... ask not what
your country can do for you-
ask what you can do for your
country." The country must
learn to work together for the
good of all once again.
Tough times require frugal
living. Receiving credit has
become so easy, we now have a
large group of people who are
in debt and risk losing
everything. Failure to-meet their
responsibilities impacts the
economy and can cause the
collapse of financial
institutions. Frugal living
means to live within your
means. That may require a
smaller house, an older car, or
even one less latte. Our country
is seeking to right her financial
situation and so must the
individual home. The secret is
found in the words of the
Apostle Paul, "I have learned to
be content whatever the
circumstances." (Php. 4:11)
Tough times require wise
decision making. Our fast paced
society has taught us to act and
move quickly. In times like
these we need to slow down and
ask questions before we jump.
Consider the risk involved.
What are you willing to lose


and can you afford to lose it?
Evaluate the impact. How will
this impact me, my family and
those around me? Count the
cost. The Bible teaches that a
wise man counts the cost to see
if he has what it takes to finish
the job or project (Lk. 14:28-
30). Sometimes a wise decision
means not getting what you
want and learning to live with
what you have.
Still, today; God offers hope
to all who learn to trust in Him.
When we come to the cross and
place our trust in Jesus, we are
promised several things. The
greatest promise is the
forgiveness of our sins that
brings eternal life in Jesus'
name (Jn. 3:16).
We are also given promises
for daily living. The Bible says,
"Trust in the Lord with all your
heart and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge Him, and He will
make your paths straight (Pr.
3:5-6). Those who trust in the
Lord can be assured that the
Lord will guide them through.
We do not need to fret when we
listen to the news commentators
paint a bleak view of tomorrow.
The Lord promises to meet our
needs (Php 4:19) when we walk
with Him.
As a people, we have hope
for tomorrow. We need only
learn to work hard, live frugally,
make wise decisions, and trust
in the Lord, Who promises to
meet our needs when we do.
# # #


loin us at these local events


CANCELLED The Santa Fe
Hills Church of Christ invites you
to be their guest for a series of Gospel
Meetings.
*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.
*St. Luke AME Church, Rev.
James Watkins, Pastor, will
observe Lay Day, Sunday,April 13
at 4 p.m. Rev. Delores Cain, Pastor-
Heritage Christian Community
Baptist Church, Tampa, Florida is
the guest speaker. The Andrews
Family will provide the song
service. For more information,
contact Sis. Jennie Williams at 352-
373-0275. The church is located at
14950 NW MLK Blvd/Highway
441, Alachua.
iPASSAGE Family Church will
be hosting its annual FREE
community fish fry, entitled,
Judah Fest on Saturday, April 19
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Smokey
Bear Park, 2300 NE 15th Street
Gainesville.
*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
theAlachua Recreation Center every
weekday morning for a 30 minute


work-out. Warm-up starts at
7:45a.m.
*First Christian Academy, a
ministry of First Baptist Church of
High Springs, is now enrolling
students in Kindergarten through
Fourth Grade for August 2008. All
courses taught at FCA are based on
the Biblical worldview perspective
that God's truth is the foundation of
all knowledge. This entire entity
operates under the direction of a
School Board that is elected by First
Baptist Church to assist in
establishing and implementing
policies.
Our school includes 10 full sized
classrooms, with TV, VCR,
computer, sink, water fountain and
bathroom access. We have a state of
the art Performance Stage in a Black
Box theatre with a seating capacity
of 340 people. We also have a full
size gymnasium with a seating
capacity of 504 people. Our library
is equipped with the Accelerated
Reader program. Our college prep
curriculum has been hand selected


from a variety of sources to provide
the best possible education for our
students in Reading, Spelling,
Creative Writing, Math, Science,
Bible, and Social Studies.
Thanks to a special group of
volunteers we are also able to
provide to all our students: Art,
Physical Education, Spanish,
Chapel, Music, Library, Computer
and a Science Laboratory. Call 386-
454-1641 for an interview today.
Visit our website:
www.fcahighsprings.org.
*Foundation 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
mHare Krishna Temple Free
feast every Sunday at 4 p.m. The
Temple is located three miles north
ofAlachua on State Road 235.


PfNESTOGAS RESTAURAI
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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

Cbrlstian fe Fellowsbip
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.nmWorship 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


.- %il Saint% Sntltan Cjurcb
A4 parish ofthe Christian Episcopal Church
Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is upheld
Where we kneel to pray
Where worshipful music is the standard
Where traditional liturgy is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
Where traditional values are taught
Where we seek to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
Come Join Us
Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
and other special services as announced.
8100 SW Archer Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 www.AllsaintsXnEC.org


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


Visit us at Sidney Lanier School, located at 312 NW 16Ave. (Near Burger King, Comer of Main & 16thAve.)
* Congregational Prayer: 10a.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


CHRISTIAN FAMILY WORSHIP
CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE
Elder Cynthia Washington, Pastor
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655
9:30 Pastoral Teaching, 11 Morning Worship
Church: (386) 454-2367


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

Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Church in WesternAlachua County -
Pastor Ty Keys 1
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue
in Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am. Nursery provided.
For info go to wwwgracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ byLifting Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

Legacy baptist Church
n Sunday Services at The Alachua Women's
Club. 255 S. Main St.. Alachua
Children's Sunday School -9:30 am
Church Service 10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pm
Pastor John Jcmigan (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 am.; Sun. School 9:45 a.m.;
Worship 10:45 am.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
p.m.; Spanish worship 3:30 p.m.; Spanish Supper
4:30 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 pmn.; Evening Service
6 p.m.; Weds. Bible Study 7 p.m.
Your searchfor afirendly chwrh has ended

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 Qavid Kidd
(386) 454-9812.


| F irst 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


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

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: Livinghopeinchriistom@yahoo.com
Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr.
, (386) 454-4169 Fax (386) 454-3569
"Eliminating All Excuses
for Coming to Christ"


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 am.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc


HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes for 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

Miracle Restoration &
Deliverance Center
House of Prayer .;
I,, F-l T i Ir 1 .1i f M r II-.


M rn. o s ,.M .
17901 SE Douglas Siri. High Springs
Pastor Emma J. Thomas 386-454-4145 [ .

PAS SAGE
Family Church
Reaching people where thw IareC
S2020 NE 15 Street
S Gainesvillc
LdMicheleDixi (352) 336-868,6


St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
t. & 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 386462485
Pastor Mike Lee www.passagen


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.,
SYouth 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


/ Service Times
J / r Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
,1 / y Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
SA I V C H U R C H Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Ss Li Senior Pasors: Fdwin & Angela Anderson
,pat. Tof 386-454-1563
wiotn ,e Ty." www.impactfamilychurch.com
God s W 16710 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 262Avenue


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
$86.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


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 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study


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


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.


-I FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AIACHUA
IMPAC IfiNG One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
M, EM(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


Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday: YSB 7 p.m.
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


Services
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
S TChildren's Church 11:30 a.m.
oLife Wednesday:
Assembly ofGod Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
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dedicated SWAT Team.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

File Number:

07-408-CP

DIV: 52

IN RE: ESTATE OF

RUBY STRICKLAND,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
Ruby Strickland, deceased, File
Number 07-408-CP, DIV:52, is
pending Yn the Circuit Court for
Alachua County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
201 East University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32601.

The name and address of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's
attorney is 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 served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS
OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this notice is April 10, 2008.

Melinda B. Powers, Esquire
PARKS & CRUMP, L.L.C.

Florida Bar. No. 0041936
240 North Magnolia Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 224-6400
Attorney for Kathleen Green
Personal Representative

Kathleen Green
916 Southeast 12th Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Personal Representative

(Published: Alachua County
Today -April 10 and 17, 2008)
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF HEARING ON
PROPOSED ORDINANCE

The High Springs City
Commission will hold a public
hearing on the following proposed
Ordinance on Thursday, April 24,
2008 at 6:30 pm. The hearing will
be held at the City Commission
Room at City Hall of the City of
High Springs, 110 NW 1stAvenue,
High Springs, FL. The proposed
Ordinance is:

2008-03
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
CODE OF ORDINANCES,
SECTION 74-3, RESTRICTED
USE OF VEHICLES; IMPOSING
VEHICLE TRAVEL
RESTRICTIONS ON NW 9TH
STREET; REFLECTING
CHANGES TO STREET NAMES;
PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
2008-09
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF HIGH SPRINGSy
FLORIDA, AMENDING


ORDINANCE 2006-06, SECTION
1 "CREATED" TO CREATE TWO
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS ON
THE TREE BOARD; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; SEVERA-
BILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A copy of this document may be
reviewed at the Office of the 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-April 10, 2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF WALDO
TRANSMITTAL OF PROPOSED
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTS

The Local Planning Agency will
consider the following
amendments to the City's
Comprehensive Plan for
transmittal to the Florida


Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) for its review and comment
pursuant to the requirements of
Chapter 163.3184, Florida
Statutes.

CPA-2008-2: Revision to the text
and maps of the following: Future
Land Use, Traffic Circulation,
Housing, Infrastructure,
Conservation, Recreation & Open
Space, Intergovernmental
Coordination, Capital
Improvements, and Economic
Elements of the City's
Comprehensive Plan.

CPA-2008-3: Adoption of a new
Public School Facilities Element to
the City's Comprehensive Plan
and new text to implement the
provisions of public school
concurrency in the Future Land
Use Element, Intergovernmental
Coordination Element, and Capital
Improvements Element.

Prior to making a recommendation
to the City Council on transmittal of,
these amendments to the
Department of Community Affairs,
a public hearing will be held at the
following time and location:

Yerkes Center
14245 Cole Street
Waldo, FL 32694
April 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

The proposed Comprehensive
Plan Amendments may be
inspected by the public at City


Hall, between the hours of 8:30
A.M. and 5:00 P.M weekdays.

Interested parties may appear at
these hearings and provide
comments regarding the proposed
Comprehensive Plan Amend-
ments.

Notice is given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in
order to appeal any decision made
at this public meeting, you will
need to ensure that a verbatim
record is made. The City Council
assumes no responsibility for
furnishing said record.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any persons
with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in
order to participate in this meeting
should call City Hall at (352) 468-
1001 at least 48 hours prior to the
-public meeting.

(Published: Alachua County
Today -April 10, 2008)
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
PERMIT

The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of its intent
to issue a permit to City of Waldo,
Post Office Drawer B, Waldo, FL
32694 to operate City of Waldo
Wastewater Treatment Facility (PA
Number: FL0042242-004-


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screen, a 6,600- gallon grit
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flow equalization and pumping
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total volume of 100,000 gallons
and aerated with coarse bubble
diffusion, a clarifier with surface
area of 288- square foot, a 2,600-
gallon chlorine contact chamber, a
5,240-gallon supplemental
chlorine contact chamber, a 5,240-
gallon post-aeration tank, a
sodium bisulfite feed system, a
ferric chloride feed system, a
15,000-gallon aerobic sludge
digester, and a 6,600-gallon
sludge holding tank. The effluent
from the wastewater treatment
facility is discharged to three
constructed wetland cells that will
discharge through a weir (Outfall
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which flows to the Santa Fe River
(Class III fresh waters).
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transported to Main Street
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The facility is located at latitude
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The intent to issue and application
file are available for public
inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at Northeast District
Office, 7825 Baymeadows Way,
Suite B200, Jacksonville, FL
32256-7590.

The Department will issue the
permit with the attached conditions
unless a timely petition for an
administrative hearing is filed
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes, within
fourteen days of receipt of notice.
The procedures for petitioning for
a hearing are set forth below.

A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
Department's proposed permitting
decision may petition for an
administrative proceeding
(hearing) under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The
petition must contain the
information set forth below and
must be filed (received by the
clerk) in the Office. of General
Counsel of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.

Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida
Administrative Code, a person
may request enlargement of the
time for. filing a petition for an
administrative hearing. The
request must be filed (received by
the clerk) in the Office of General
Counsel before the end of the time
period for filing a petition for an
administrative hearing.

Petitions filed by any persons
other than those entitled to written
notice under Section 120.60(3),
Florida Statutes, must be filed
within fourteen days of publication
of the notice or within fourteen
days of receipt of the written
notice, whichever occurs first.
Under Section 120.60(3), Florida
Statutes, however, any person
who has asked the Department for
notice of agency action may file a
petition within fourteen days of
receipt of such notice, regardless
of the date of publication.

The petitioner shall mail a copy of
the petition to the applicant at the
address indicated above at the
time of filing. The failure of any
person to file a petition or request
for enlargement of time within
fourteen days of receipt of notice
shall constitute a waiver of that
person's right to request an
administrative determination
(hearing) under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any
subsequent intervention (in a
proceeding initiated by another
party) will be only at the discretion
of the presiding officer upon the.
filing of a motion in 'compliance
with Rule 28-106.205, Florida
Administrative Code.

A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action is based must
contain the following information:

(a) The name, address, and
telephone number of each


petitioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if
any; the Department permit
identification number and the
county in which the subject
matter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when
each petitioner received notice
of the Department action;
(c) A statement of how each
petitioner's substantial
interests are affected by the
Department action;
(d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there
are none, the petition must so
indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the
petitioner contends warrant
reversal or modification of the
Department action;
(f) A concise statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, as well
as the rules and statutes which
entitle the petitioner to relief;
and
(g) A statement of the relief sought
by the petitioner, stating
precisely the action that the
petitioner wants the
Department to take.

Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to
formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the
Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by
it in this notice. Persons whose
substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision
of the Department have the right to
petition to become a party to the
proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.

In addition to requesting an
administrative hearing, any
petitioner may elect to pursue
mediation. The election may be
accomplished by filing with the
Department a mediation
agreement with all parties to the
proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the
Department, and any person who
has filed a timely and sufficient
petition for a hearing). The
agreement must contain all the
information required by Rule 28-
106.404, Florida Administrative
Code. The agreement must be
received by the clerk in the Office
of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station. 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within ten days after
the deadline for filing a petition, as
set forth above. Choosing
mediation will not adversely affect
the right to a hearing if mediation
does not result in a settlement.

As provided in Section 120.573,
Florida Statutes, the timely
agreement of all parties to mediate
will toll the time limitations
imposed by Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes, for
holding an administrative hearing
and issuing a final order. Unless
otherwise agreed by the parties,
the mediation must be concluded
within sixty days of the execution
of the agreement. If mediation
results in settlement of the
administrative dispute, the
Department must enter a final
order incorporating the agreement


of the parties. Persons seeking to
protect their substantial interests
that would be affected by such a
modified final decision must file
their petitions within fourteen days
of receipt of this notice, or they
shall be deemed to have waived
their right to a proceeding under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes. If mediation
terminates without settlement of
the dispute, the Department shall
notify all parties in writing that the
administrative hearing processes
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes, remain
available for disposition of the
dispute, and the notice will specify
the deadlines that then will apply
for challenging the agency action
and electing remedies under
those two statutes.

(Published: Alachua County
Today April 10, 2008)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF

File No.

LUCIUS B. GRAVELY, III,

Deceased.

Division Probate.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
Estate of LUCIUS B. GRAVELY,
III, deceased, whose date of death
was April 15 2007, and whose
Social Security Number is 244-38-
5400, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Alachua County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is J.K. "Buddy" Irby, Clerk of
Court, Alachua County
Courthouse, PO Boc 600,
Gainesville, FL 32602. The names
and addresses of known
beneficiaries of the estate and the
name and address.of the attomey
for the estate are set forth below.

All creditors of the decendent
and other persons having claims
of 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 of 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 733.02
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 DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this notice is April 3, 2008.

Attorney for Estate:
Steven M. Chamberlain
Florida Bar No. 0261890
Steven M. Chamberlain, PL
2425 Pineapple Avenue
Ste 408
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-752-1904
Fax: 321-752-1905
Beneficiary:

Josephine M. Gravely
PO Box 246
Archer, FL 32618

(Published: Alachua County
Today April 3 and 10, 2008)






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HUGE ESTATE AUCTION
ANTIQUES AND
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Saturday, April 12
Preview at Noon.
Auction at 2 p.m.

Municipal Building in Newberry
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1941 partially restored Ford truck,
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2 bedrooms, 1 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
Looks as good as the day they moved in!
2BR 2BA home with a large vaulted living area
and all appliances included. Located on a half
acre lot with a storage building. $145,000
MLS#284706
Need lots of space in a great location? 4BR
2BA plus a separate living room and family room,
FP, oversized kitchen, large master suite and a
great open floor plan. $130,000 MLS#287193


I it INIl % ITl ACREAGE
Pristine 2207sf 3BR 2BA plus den on 5 acres.
Walnut wood floors, Corian counters, seamless
sink, SS appliances plus more located between
Alachua & High Springs. $350,000 MLS#287201
Horse lovers paradise! Over 10 gorgeous acres
adjacent to O'Leno State Park. 7 stall barn, riding
arena, 2 paddocks, round pen. Spacious 3BR 2BA
home, large master bedroom, wood deck and
screened pool. $369,900 MLS#287429
Take a deep breath out here! Your neighbors are
trees, ponds and an occasional horse. A 3BR 2BA
home on almost 2 acres with a little over 1300sf, 2
car garage, covered porch and an open deck
completes this home. $219,000 MLS#290928
You'll feel at home when you see this well-
cared for 3BR 2BA brick/block home on 5


13-5 Acre Estate Lots *No Building Commencement Underground Utilities
*Deed Restricted Community Requirement mOver 20 Acres of Preserved
s2000 sq ft min. w/Architectural mChoose Your Builder Green Space
Review *Paved Roads
iStarting at $125,000 *Landscaped Brick Entrance


picturesque acres with lush green grass. Open sky
patio and gazebo, large detached garage/workshop.
$344,900 MLS#290465
VACANT LAND
Great location for you and your horses. Two 5
acre lots on 94th Avenue in an area of site built and
mobile homes. Each lot has its own character or
combine them both for a great 10 acre parcel.
$99,900 each MLS#291836/291837
17.5 horse-perfect acres planted in Coastal
Bermuda, just 15 minutes from Gainesville. Nestle
your home in the trees or in the clearing. The deer
are sure to visit. $169,000 MLS#270904
Granddaddy Oaks & Pasture 19.64 acres
owned by same family since 1893. Convenient
location ready for your new home. $363,377
MLS#278392


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


tracts or as a whole. 13 tracts with
large & small tracts, 200-acres in
CRP Longleaf & Slash pines
receive Federal payments. Mature
pines on the property, 35-acre lake
& 7-acre pond, quaint cabin on
lake. Pasture land ready for hay or
cultivation. Over 6,160 ft. of
frontage on Lee Road. Also selling
a long list of farm & construction
equipment. Terms: Pay 20%
down, 10% buyer's premium.
SPECIAL FINANCING FROM
SELLER: 7.9%, call for complete
terms. GAL#2034. (800)479-1763
John Dixon & Assoc.
www.iohndixon.com
Land & Timber Auction -
3,304+/- Acres offered in 46
Tracts. Located in Walton &
Okaloosa Counties, FL and
Escambia Co., AL. Land for
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home sites, near Fort Walton
Beach, FL. Saturday, May 3,
10:00 AM. For more information,
got to schraderauction.com or call
(800)451-2709. Schrader Real
Estate & Auction Co., Rex
Schrader: BK#3208604.






2006 Ford Focus. Only 21K
miles, Auto/AC/CD and excellent
condition. Estate Sale
Only $11,499 or BO Call 352-
339-4460
Police Impounds for Sale! 97
Hdnda Civic $500! 94 Toyota
Camry $700! For listings call
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