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By CRAIG COX
More than 30 people were arrested
weekend during a drug sting conduct
Alachua Police Department (APD
County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) and
Police Department (GPD).
Twenty-six ACSO officers, two A
and GPD officers participated in ti
sting, which was held on Friday from
a.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.r
The sting targeted areas known fo
use, including an area in Alachua c
Hill," which is located near the Merrilwood
Housing Annex. Officers also targeted areas in
High Springs, Archer, LaCrosse, Micanopy and
ed over the Newbery.
ed byv the "These areas are an overwhelming concern for
t), Alachua us,",said ACSO spokesman Steve Maynard. "We
Gainesvlle did the operation based on citizen'complaints. If
residents said the dealers were a problem at night,
D officers that's when we'went. If they said the dealers were
e to-day a problem during lunchtime, we went to that
he two-day ae.
2 p.m. to 2
m. During the sweep, undercover officers
r high drug DRUGS:
-alled "The Continued on page AS
Special to Alacnua Oounty loaay
In a countywide drug sting conducted over the weekend by
APD, ACSO and GPD, police arrested 32 people and confis-
cated thousands of dollars in drugs, money and more.
fees to Alachua
By CRAIG COX
Gainesville Regional Utilities
(GRU) officials have decided
to waive thousands of dollars
in interest fees owed by the
The city, which purchases
wholesale power from GRU
and. sells .the electricity to
Alachua residents, owed the
company about $26,000 after
,city officials failed to pay three
bills on time, said GRU General
Continued onpage AS
Manager Bob Hunzinger.
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BEN BOUKARI/Alachua C'ounty Ibday
Newberry officials turned their shovels Tuesday at the Easton-Newberry. Sports Complex to
break ground on a regional 'archery training facility. The center will host archers from across
-h~ ,. th .. t ,. i t liff neitive events suchas- the Ol mpics
Sle area as elly ranolllr quannI l Toru, ompetJuv
By TRACEY MCMANUS
NEWBERRY Only a few years after joining
a regional archery program in southern California, .
Justin Huish went on to train at a national facility
that led him to qualify for the 1996 Olympics.in
Atlanta, Georgia, where he won.both team and
individual gold medals.
"He was just a local kid in 4 local program
who trained at.a grassroots facility," Erik Watts,
Easton Foundation director and CEO of Easton-
SHoyt, said. '.
The first plot of. soil unearthed .at the
groundbreaking of the Easton-Newberry Sports
Complex on Tuesday represented the plans to
create a similar grassroots facility to train local
athletes through skill levels to qualify for the
Olympics as Huish did at his regional center.
The ceremony began with City Manager Keith
'Ashby's opening speech and continued with the
invocation by Pastor Ken Kleckner, the national
'anthem sung by Marsha Lee and addresses from
Eric Watts and Mayor John Glanzer who spoke
of the impact the archery center will have on the
Continued on page A4
By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA Alachua is
set to soon have a lot more
drugs being dealt within its
borders, but city officials are
not worried about the increase,
because these drugs will be
SThe Walgreens being built
near the comer of Main Street
and U.S. Hwy 441 is expected
to open its doors in the last
week of October or the first
week of November, said a
Construction crews are
finishing the final details in
preparation for the opening.
Workers recently raised the
sign for the business, and they
are completing other details on
One Alachua citizen,
Michael Canney, said city
officials shouldhave considered
several factorsbefore approving
the building of the Walgreens.
Continued on page A4
Fallfestivalsin full swing throughout the area
Cornfield maze a
By TRACEY MICMANUS
Today Reporter .
NEWBERRY- While the
cantaloupe and watermelon patches
remain safe from goblins and the
cattle grazing on grassy pastures
stay indifferent to echoes of ghosts,
the cornfield on Hodge farm will
be taken over by haunted spirits
again this year. .
SSunday marked the'. opening
of the fifth annual Newberry's
. Cornfield Maze and'Pumpkin Patch.
at Hodge Farms on the comer of SR.
',26 and Southwest 202nd Street in
Newberry where those who dare to
come at dusk can stroll through the
haunted corn field and take a seat
on the haunted hay ride.
The event will be open every.
Friday and Saturday from 3-11p.m.
and every Sunday from 2-5p.m:
r Continued on page A4
By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA Main Street
visitors can' forget about bird'
.droppings -at least. until
SNovember because a very
scary crowd is gathering in
do\ ntow n Alachua.
Some 40 scarecrows are
being placed at light posts along
Main Street by area residents
and businesses in the 5th
annual Scarecrow Row, which'
is .sponsored by the. Alachua'
Chamber of Commerce.
The theme for this year's
event is "Alachua's Agricultural
Roots," so the scarecrows are
popping up with a classic look
of cowboy hats, overalls and
Some businesses have
further personalized their
scarecrows, with Beef
'0' Brady's painting, their
scarecrow green with four-leaf
clovers, and Lady Bug Flowers
Continued oil page A4
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Local dairy farmers focus on farm based renewable energy
Today Staff Report
awareness that anaerobic
digesters can help control the
disposal and odor of animal
waste along with the potential
of a renewable energy source
is stimulating interest in the
technology. In a ceremonial
check presentation at the
University of Florida's Dairy
Research Unit in Hague, the
Florida Farm Bureau received a
$78,658 Value-Added Producer
Grant (VAPG) from USDA
Rural Development to develop
a business and marketing plan
for an agricultural waste to
energy feasibility study.
Unlike wind turbines and
solar panels, anaerobic digestion
can produce energy 24 hours a
day while also reducing harmful
methane emissions. Digesters
also help famers control odor,
reduce nutrient runoff, and
reduce landfill use. Project
goals include determining
the optimal combination of
anaerobic digester technology,
waste streams (farm and food
waste), and farm practices for
small and mid-sized .Florida
Ask Your Dentist by DouglasM.
Adel, D.D.S. l
Smoking and tooth loss
Q: Are smoking and tooth
A: Indeed they are.
Smokers are about twice as
likely to lose their teeth as non-
smokers studies have found. In
one study, male smokers lost,
on average, 2.9 teeth after 10
years of smoking one pack of
cigarettes a day. Non-smokers
in the study lost an average of
1.3 teeth after 10 years. In a
study of 583 healthy women
between the ages of 41 and 76,
researchers at Tufts University
in Boston found that those who.
smoked one pack a day for 10
years were twice as likely to
lose one or more teeth as non-
smokers. The study also found
that the risk of losing teeth
decreased among women who
Smoking contributes to
periodontal, or gum disease,
some experts believe, because
it restricts blood flow to gum
tissue. That limits the amount
of nutrients to the bone and
tissue that support the teeth. As
noted above, the good news is
that the cycle that leads to tooth
loss can be broken by stopping
tobacco use and getting into
a good routine of oral care,
including brushing, flossing
and regular dental exams.
For more information or free brochures, please call our office.
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community digesters producing
electricity versus biogas sold
as natural gas; and to create
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Speaking to Florida
Farm Bureau and University
of Florida representatives i
attending the check ceremony, Spial to Alachua C~unty Today
attning the hec eremony L-R: USDA Rural Development Business Program Director
SWhitfield, Professor and Chair of UF Dept. of Animal Sciences
said, "Rural Development s Dr. Geoffrey Dahl, Adele Griffin of Senator Mel Martinez's
. committed to the office, and Farm Bureau Agriculture Policy Director Frankie
rural communities. With the Hall. Florida Farm Bureau and dairy farmers in North Central
assistance of this grant, you Florida and Georgia.are searching for ways to reduce, dairy
are positioning yourselves to produced mqthane emissions while creating a renewable
explore the possibilities and energy source.
seize the opportunities of an support planning activities and producers, faaner and rancher
energy sourcethatis renewable working capital for marketing cooperatives, agricultural
and environmentally friendly value-added agricultural producer groups, and majority-
USDA is proud to be your products and for farm-based controlled producer-based
partner in this effort." renewable energy. Eligible business ventures.
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Added Producer Grants (VAPG)
2nd Annual Newberry Holiday
Special to Alachua County Today
NEWBERRY This is a
and business in Newberry. This
year there will be two winners,
the best. lit and decorated
private home in Newberry and
best lit and decorated Newberry
business. Get your registrations
Great Steaks, Seafood and Burgers
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On Main Street in Downtown Beautiful Alachua
( Monday Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
www.ConestogasAlachua.com Ph: 386-462-1294
in. Judging will be based on a
combination of creativity and
lights of your holiday display.
Registration deadline is
Nov. 21. Judging will be held'
Tuesday, Dec. 2 at dusk. Any
business or residence in the city
of Newberry may participate.
The cost to participate is a
.donation to Newbeiry Main
Street Organization, with a
* suggested aniount of $10.
.The business 'and the
home owner winners will be
the grand marshall in the
Newberry Holiday Parade to
be held on Dqc. 20,at 5:30 p.m.
Register for the contest atht//
holiday Lijghts contest/2008-
11-reLg istrati on- hloJida
# # #,
CORN FIELD MAZE $:PUMPKIN PATcH
at Hodge Farms, SR 26 and 202 St
...laugh. by day
Corn Cannon, Barnyard Animals. Corn Box.
Cow Train. Corn Tunnel, Hay Jump & morel
Enter (if you dare) the Haunted Cornfield & Hay Rides.
$7Adul Oct. 3 throh Oct. 31
7 AdulI o
Friday and Saturday, 3-11 p.m.
$5 Children" 10 & Under p.m.
Hay Rides Sday 2-5 p.m$5
,Hay Rides ,$5 1..jm ^
ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2008 A3
Meetings & Events in the Heartlands
u Archer Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at
7 p.m. at City Hall, 16870 SW
HAlachua (City) Meets the
1st and 3rd Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
BAlachua 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
*Gainesville Meets the
2nd and 4th Monday of
each month at 1 p.m. at City
Hall Auditorium, 200 East
*Hawthorne Meets. the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
aHigh Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month
at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
0LaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
UMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
"Newberry Meets the 2nd
and 4th Monday of each month
at 7 p.m. at City Hall
*Waldo Meets the 2nd
,Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at Yerkes Center.
a- A.L. Mebane High School
Alumni Assoc., Inc. is having
their annual alumni homecoming
reunion Nov. 28-30. The
celebration will include a breakfast,
parade, pageant, pep rally, basketball
game, Green & Gold Ball, festival,
..crownig ofMs Alumni and special
recognition of, former faculty,.
staff and-sefected classes, a church
service and various other family
To participate in the parade and/
or festival, please contact Barbara
White, Reunion Chairperson
386-462-1160 or Cassandra Davis,
The Alachua Woman's
Club is hosting a Home Show
Extravaganza on Tuesday, Oct. 14
at 7 p.m. Do some special shopping
in all those wonderful catalogs
like Princess House, Longaberger,
Mary Kay, and lots more. Open
to the public at the Woman's Club
clubhouse on Main St. For more
information, call 386-462-4001.
v The Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The weekly
meetings are held at the clubhouse
located at 15115 NW 142 Terrace
(Lions Club Terrace). If you are
interested in becoming a member
of the Alachua Lions Club, please
join us for a meeting or call
386-462-7178. Lions are men and
women who volunteer their time to
humanitarian causes in their local
and world community.
Call For Vendors Alachua
Harvest Festival The Alachua
Business League and the City of
Alachua are presenting the 6th
Annual Alachua Harvest Festival
on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. The festival is a day of.
leisurely shopping, strolling and
dining on Main Street, Alachua,
while enjoying music from area
bands and musicians. Visit lovely
shops and many arts and crafts
vendors all along Main Street,
which will be closed to vehicle
The cost for one 10x10 space
is $45; food vendors $125 (must
register by Oct. 15); and ABL
members and charitable groups
may deduct $45 from the space
cost. (Charities must provide
documentation and do an activity
for or with visitors.) Tents are now
allowed. Registration deadline is
Oct. 15. Download an application
at www.alachuabusiness.com. For
more information, email rmorse47@
yahoo.com. To advertise in
festival promotions, email marilyn.
The Alachua Business
League is having their monthly
meeting Oct. 13. Special guest
is Representative Debbie Boyd
so please bring, your friends,
neighbors, employees and family
to meet her at Conestogas. We will
eat at 6 p.m. and meet at 6:30 p.m.
Let's fill the room.
Call for vendors- High Springs
Chamber of is excited to announce
the 5th Annual Fall Festival in
Historic Downtown High Springs.
Fine art and craft vendors
are invited to participate on
Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Applications can be
downloaded from the chamber's
website at http://highsprings.com
in the announcements section.
Applications can also be obtained
from the Visitors Center located
at 25 NE Railroad Avenue, High
There will be music, food, kids
train ride, carriage rides and lots of
family activities. For additional
information, call 386-454-3120 or
Free senior seminar "62" and
older on,what you should .know
about a "Reverse Mortgage." The
seminar will be held at the Alachua
Public Library on Wednesday, Oct.
15 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Mortgage brokers and
financial planners are welcome.
For additional: information, call
HagueFamilyReunion on Oct.
.18 at Otter Springs R.V. Resort
Lodge, Descendents of Arch
and Amanda Hague of Hague,
Florida. Come enjoy the Natural
Spring and surrounding. Let's be
reacquainted. Bring a covered
dish, enough for your family, plus
four and we will eat around noon.
Pictures, stories and family tree
information needed. Contact for
further information: John Hague,
cell at 352-682-390 / Mina Hague-
cell at 352-214-3098 / Cloud Haley,
firstname.lastname@example.org, cell at
* Go Hog Wild at Hawthorne's
5th Annual Hog Fest on Oct. 11
from 9 a.m. until dark at the
Hawthorne Sports Complex
on SR 20. There will be food,
music, games and fun. Arts and
crafts, community talent, softball
tournament, bands, hog calling
contest, The Real Hog Chase, and
more events throughout the day.
Enjoy food from a variety of food
vendors, the dunking booth and
Sign up now for the corn
hole tournament, monster truck
ride, kids carnival BBQ cook off,
arts and crafts and community
talent. Donations are accepted
and appreciated. Proceeds go
to the Hawthorne Recreation.
For information, call Heather
352-317-3995 or go to website
* The High Springs Lions Club
business meeting is the 2nd Monday
of the month at 7 p.m. The social
'meeting is the 4th Monday of the
month at 7 p.m.
* The 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.
* Turkey Creek Lions Club
meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on
the 1st and 3rd Monday of each
month at Brown's Country Buffet,
12510 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
(Route 441) Alachua. Please join us
for a meeting if you are interested
in helping our community through
needed services for those less
fortunate. For more information
* Annual Pumpkin Patch Fall
Festival sponsored by Alachua
First United Methodist Church will
be held on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 2:30
- 4:30 p.m. free food, fun, games
and prizes. The pumpkin patch
is located on U.S. Highway 441
in Alachua between Hitchcock's
grocery store and 1-75.
* 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 6 p.m., program
starts at 7 p.m.
Our speaker for the October 13
meeting is Retired Navy Captain
Bob Reeves, from the Sons of
American Revolution. He will
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Anyone who has an ancestor
who fought in the War for Southern
Independence or has an interest in
this period of our country's history
is invited to attend. For more
information, contact Commander
Larry E. Hall 386-462-1523.
The Second Florida Calvary
Camp Confederate SonsAssociation
of Florida 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.
* The Douglass Community
Garden will hold an open
house on Saturday, Oct. 11 from
9 a.m. to 12 noon.'All area and
neighborhood residents are invited
to tour the garden and learn more
about community gardening. The
Douglass Garden is located at the
intersection of SE Douglas Street
and SE 180th Avenue, across the
street from Catherine Taylor Park.
This community garden currently
has 14 gardeners using 20 of the 29
total plots. Nine plots are still open
and available for anyone interested
in trying some vegetable gardening
Community Gardens are
neighborhood gr6en spaces set aside
for local residents to grow their own
fresh vegetables, to improve public
nutrition and the neighborhood
environment. The 4x 8-foot, raised-
bed plots are available for $15 each
per growing season or $25 per
year (to cover the cost of irrigation
and compost). Anyone on public
assistance does rot have to pay
any fees. Neighborhood residents
with any level of experience are
encouraged to participate, from
first-time gardeners to skilled
Anyone qualifying for plots
must sign a contract, guaranteeing
they will care for their garden plots
responsibly. High yield, organic
growing techniques with 'drip
irrigation are used for cultivation.
Community gardens in High Springs
are sponsored by the City of High
Springs. For more information, call
Sandi Richmond at 454-1416, ext.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
BEFORE THE SPECIAL
CITY OF ALACHUA,
Notice is hereby given that the City of Alachua's
Special Magistrate will conduct a public hearing on
October 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM. This public hearing
will be held in the Commission Chambers of the new
City Hall, at 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua,
Florida, on the following items:
1. Case # 8-08-1036 Marie Christner, Parcel
#05996-010-012, 9016 NW 71 Terrace,
Gainesville, Fl, 32653. Violation of City
Codes 02-10, 104.6.2, Work commencing
before permit issuance.
2. Case # 8-08-1019 Sara Deese Malphurs
Trustee, Parcel #03633-000-000, 14850
Main Street, Alachua, Fl, 32615. Violation of
City Codes 20-14, Duty of property owners
to keep lot clean. 02-10, 104.6.2, Work
commencing before permit issuance. 3-23,
Sign permit required.
3. Case # 8-08-1020 Ella Mae Cooper Heirs,
Parcel #03499-000-000, 14213 NW 137
Terrace, Alachua, Fl, 32615. Violation of
City Codes 20-14, Duty of property owners
to keep lot clean. 21-9, Storage of rubbish,
4. Case # 9-08-1103 Liza Villalobos, Parcel
# 03934-001-017, 13528 NW.141 Place,
Alachua, Fl, 32615. Violation of City Codes
20-14, Duty of property owners to keep lot
At the public hearing before the Special Magistrate
all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed items. Notice is given
pursuant to.Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that
in order to appeal any decision made at these public
hearings, you will need a verbatim record of the
proceedings. It will be your responsibility to ensure
that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with
theAmericans with DisabilitiesAct, any persons with
a disability requiring reasonable accommodations
in order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 ext 101 at least 48
hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today October 09, 2008)
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drill into our heads how important they will make the right decision for me. It
voting is, because, after all, people died doesn't really matter how I vote.
for our freedoms, and freedom is never I can't be totally wrong in my decision
really free. to vote (excluding the fact that I have no
But let me talk about something -. l idea who these people are). Don't they say
in which I am guilty. Take a seat. I'm if you don't vote, you don't have a right to
sure you never thought anyone would complain?
have the audacity to do bthatT've done. The thing .is, I havea knack 'for this
I'm kind of scared'4to admit it for fear complaining phenomenon.
of the founding fathers rising from the Nobody ever seems to make the right
dead and haunting my every waking decisions.
moment. Why didn't they just ask me?
Here it goes. I would have told them how to build that
I have voted for people I have never Craig Cox dang road properly! And why didn't they
heard of. (*winces*) tell me my electric bill was going up? These
From their names, I concluded that
John Doe is better than Mary Jane, because a doe is
sweet. They could never do anything wrong. And Pablo
Alaska is better than Louis Texas, because Texas is too
hot. But no matter.
John and Pablo claim to be members of my voting
party, so they must be right on with my values? Right?
I've gone through my list of excuses for the atrocious
behavior. These people only serve a couple of years,
so if they turn out to be devils in disguise, I can vote
Who put them in office!?
Don't forget, the leaders here in Alachua are perfect
(unless you are Charles Grapski, or three former
employees who shall remain unnamed.)
My point is, we are responsible for putting these
people in office. When we vote without knowing the
consequences of our decisions, we are opening ourselves
to an array of problems, such as improper management
and poor decisions on the part of our leaders. I'm not
saying that if you do your research you will never
encounter less-than-effective leaders. I'm just saying
you can't complain unless you do your research.
So be educated when you vote.
That was all I was trying to say.
Now that I have that off my chest, I must pay
homage to a few people who I forgot to suck up to in
my last column.
First of all, I'd like to thank Diane Morgan for
faithfully making copies of the commission meetings
.for me so I can report the news and go to school at the
I'd also like to thank former reporter (current deputy
city clerk) Alan Henderson for his tireless acquisition of
documents for me in-my quest to conquer the world.
And, last but not least, I'd like to thank our UPS
delivery man, Mike, who was recently switched to a
But seriously, if these people were not in my life, I
would not be where I am today.
So thank you.
That's all folks.
Agree, disagree, don't care? Contact Craig
via email at email@example.com.
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Event part of the growing Agritourism
until Nov. 3. Daytime events
include a hay jump, barnyard
animals, a cow train, a, corn
box and tunnel and are open to
children and adults of all ages.
Hodge Farms hosts the event
for people all over North Central
Florida who want to get into the
Halloween spirit and provides
activities for families to do
together, Christine Simmons, a
manager of the event, said.
"There is not a lot to do for
families in our area," Simmons
said. "The first year we did this
it went over a lot better then we
could have ever expected, so
that is why we have continued it
the last few years." .
Although the event has
been re-done for five years, this
season will host special events
including free admission on
the weekend of Oct. 17 for all
families with a military ID, a
blue grass concert hosted by
K Country 93.7 FM on Oct.
24, and a costume contest for
all trick-or-treaters that come
by the entrance of the farm on
Halloween night from 4-6p.m.
The haunted cornfield maze
is an example of an attempt at
agritourism that farmers across
America are practicing to keep
"So much is becoming
automated now that there are
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Most stores employ
Canney said the store is located in the ath of
children who walk from Alachua Elementary to
their homes, and the increased commercial traffic
poses a safety risk for the students.
He also said the city made a $500,000 mistake
by vacating a road, 152nd Place, which ran
through the property.
City officials decided to give the company the
road at no cost, because the road was deteriorating
and was too close to U.S. Hwy 441, said City
Manager Clovis Watson, Jr.
"We do this kind of thing all the time," he said.
"We didn't treat Walgreens any differently than
other businesses, and if we charged them for the
land, that would be unfair to them."
fewer farmers able to support
a business only with farming,"
Simmons said. "Agritourism is
a way we can ensure our farm's
Admission to Newberry's
Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin
Patch is $7 for adults and $5 for
children 10 years old and under,
and a portion of the proceeds
will go to Newberry High
School's FFA chapter.
Appointments can be made
to host school field trips, youth
groups, day care centers and.
other large groups by calling
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y about 30 ple
Mayor Jean Calderwoodpid th d was not
appraised by a licensed professional, and the land
was not usable if not given to the surrounding'
property owner, which is Walgreens.
The Walgreens store. will have a drive-thru,
a small convenience food and drink section, and
one-hour photo printing.
The average Walgreens store size is 14,500
sq. ft., and each store sells about 20,000 different
items. Each store employs about 30 people.
Florida has the most Walgreens of any state,
with 757 stores as of August. The second highest
concentration of stores is in Texas, which has 607
stores, according to the Walgreens web site.
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Vie for first place
and Plants' scarecrow looking mighty similar to a
The scarecrows will be judged Sunday through
Tuesday, and the winner will be announced on
Oct. 31 during Trick or Treat on Main Street.
Participants must pay between $25 and $300,
depending on whether the entrant is a corporation,
small business or individual.
Main Street Pie Company won first place in
last year's event, which had a,"heroes" theme.
The company's exhibit featured a poem written by
the company's staff and a mirror, telling onlookers
,that anybody ha the potential to be a hero.
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Center will initiate archery programs in
"This will not just be an National Archery in the Schools that no other sI
archery center," Glanzer said. "It Program to create a curriculum able to reach,"
will be a facility that will provide to train archery coaches at the National Archer
training of high school coaches facility and initiate archery Program coo
who will go back to schools and programs in local schools. FFWC, said. "I
give archery classes to provide The center will also be a can't durk a b
for recreational services for recreational resource for the a baseball or b
local area children." community with an indoor but they can pi
The archery center in archery range, a multi-use shoot. It does s
Newberry is a joint project basketball court, a 90 meter self-esteem, it's
between Easton Sports outdoor target range, a 40 acre The ceremo
Development Foundation, the field and 3-D course, shooting with a catei
City of Newberry, The National and bow hunting practice Newberry's B
Alliance for the Development areas, space on the 100 acres where attend
of Archery and several financial for major outdoor competitions the promising
sponsors including the Florida and administrative offices and facility which i
Fish and Wildlife Commission. training rooms for archery completed in Ju
According to Watts, the education. "We have no
purpose of the facility will be Several sponsors, including amount of mor
to create an archery program the Florida Fish and Wildlife of our regional
to train local athletes through Commission, have made point," Watts sa
skill levels leading to Olympic donations to facility based on the flagship faci
qualification by a level-four the effect the program will have the model we h
instructor. The National Alliance on the youth of the community, will let us abso
for the Development of Archery "Through this program, we archery at the C
has also worked with The will reach a group of children #
port seems to be
ry in the Schools
Take a child that
basketballl or hit
be a cheerleader,
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ny was followed
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LiULAJLI W VV a THURSDAY, UCITOBRK U, LUU AI
A look at amendments on the November ballot
By CRAIG COX
In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 election,
Alachua County Today will be providing reviews
of the six amendments proposedfor the Florida
Amendment 2: "Inasmuch as a
marriage is the legal union of only one man and
one woman as husband and wife, no other legal
union that is treated as marriage or the substantial
equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized."
This constitutional amendment is the only
citizens' initiative on the ballot. Florida already
has a statute in its constitution that limits marriage
between one man and one woman, but such a
statute can be overturned by a court if it is found
to be unconstitutional.
Amendment 2 includes a clause preventing
judges from overturning the law. The clause
was included in the amendment because a
Massachusetts judge overturned a similar law
against same-sex marriage in 2006.
The Florida Republican Party is the largest
contributor to the initiative, and Florida4Marriage
is the primary group backing the amendment.
Supporters of this amendment claim the
amendment would protect Florida's children by
enabling them to have role models in a traditional
According to the Yes2Marriage Web site,
"Same sex marriage subjects children to a vast
untested social experiment. The bottom line is
that kids need a mom and a dad."
People who oppose the amendment claim
it is discriminatory and has several key
The amendment will ban the recognition of
benefits for all couples in a domestic partnership.
Opponents say this would have a deep impact on
seniors who are widowed, because oftentimes
they form domestic partnerships to avoid losing
Opponents of this initiative also claim the
amendment would hinder loved ones from
visiting each other in the hospital, because they
will not be considered family members.
"Amendment 2 does nothing to protect
marriage," according to the Fairness for All
Families Web site. "But it does take away important
family protections, health care insurance, hospital
visitation and medical decision-making authority,
from ail unmarried couples, gay and straight."
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Three officers attacked
I Today StaffReport
Alachua Police Department
(APD) officers were taken to the
hospital Tuesday night after they
were attacked by two dogs.
The incident occurred after
the officers responded to an
unconscious man who was lying
on N.W. 133rd Terrace. The
officers determined that the man
had been attacked by Gerrard
Moore, of Alachua, and the
officers found Moore near N.W.
135th Terrace and N.W. 158th
Moore .had two aggressive
dogs with him, and he refused
commands to control the dogs.
Moore continued to walk
toward the officers, who
continued to back up to find a
The, dogs attacked the
officers, and one officer fired
several rounds, but the shots did
not hit the dogs or any person.
Officers were able to take
Moore into custody, and all three
officers were taken to a local
hospital due to injuries sustained
in the attack. All three were later
The unconscious male was
transported to an area hospital
with injuries from the original
incident. The Alachua County
Sheriffs Office also responded
and assisted with the scene. Both
dogs were taken into custody
by the Alachua County Animal
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Returned favor by not charging interest
"They've been our largest
customer for many, many years,"
Hunzinger said. "They have had
a really good payment history,
and so this was really out of the
The city fell behind some 50,
days on one bill, and officials
held off on paying a second bill
in order to investigate why it
had doubled in recent months.
"Obviously, we had some
concerns about the large
discrepancy," said City Manager
Clovis. Watson, Jr. "We just
want to make sure we are doing
what's best for this city and its
At a meeting last week,
GRU officials told Watson
and Finance Director Marcian
Brown that the company would
consider dropping the interest
charges, but the officials did
not make the decision until
"After a lot of thought and
consideration, we thought it
would be the right thing to do,"
Hunzinger said. "We didn't
make this decision lightly, but
we want to maintain the good
relationship with Alachua so we
can work with them again in the
Hunzinger said he wants to
maintain a good relationship
with the city, because GRU will
likely bid on a future electricity
The city has received energy
from.GRU for more about 16
years, but the contract is set to
expire at the end of this year,
and Progress Energy will take
over the energy needs of the city
for the next five years.
Watson said the city has
not punished GRU in the past
when the company owed the
city money, and he said he was
glad to hear the company would
return the favor. -
"There have been instances
in the past when GRU owed
the city a substantial amount
of money, but we didn't punish.
them," Watson said, "ard I'm
glad they were kind enough to
do the same for us."
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By ELLEN BOUKARI
ALACHUA Imagine pouring
a glass of water, counting money, or
unlocking a door in total darkness.
Yet, every day, millions of blind or
visually impaired people do just that -
and more. Consider.using a computer,
voting, or crossing the street in total
darkness. Everyday tasks that sighted
people take for granted present special
challenges for the visually impaired, and
unfortunately, in the case of crossing the
street, can lead to injury or death.
Each October in the city ofAlachua,
the Alachua County Council of the
Blind (ACCB) conducts a white cane
safety awareness campaign to offer
the general public a glimpse at life as
a blind person with the hope that more
people will adhere to Florida's White
Cane Law, Statute No. 316.1301. That
law requires all drivers to come to a
complete stop when approaching a
blind or visually impaired pedestrian
attempting tb cross,the street and the
visual demonstration is the white cane.
As in years past, Alachua's ninth
annual White Cane Walk kicked off
with sighted participants taking a two-
block walk along U.S. Highway 441
- while blindfolded. Organizers of
the event, including ACCB President
Spencer Morton and former presidents
Maxine Stallings and Jack Varnon,
and Alachua walk coordinator Adam
Boukari led the group of area residents
as they experienced a fleeting world of
darkness. And once again, the Alachua'
community has again answered the
challenge issued by Vamon to "walk a
mile in my shoes" through participation
in the annual white cane safety
.This past Saturday some 60 people,
many with their eyes blindfolded,
learned what it was like to live a day in
the life of a blind or visually impaired
The "blind walk" began nine
years ago as Boukari's Eagle Scout
project designed to create awareness
of the Florida White Cane Law. Over
the -course of the past nine years, the
Alachua County Council of the Blind
(ACCB) teamed up with the Alachua
Lions Club, boy scouts and the Alachua
Police Department (APD) to bring the
message of safety to the public.
Among area residents on hand for
the walk were city officials including
Alachua Mayor Jean Calderwood, City
Commissioners Gib Coerper, Orien
Hills and Bonnie Burgess, as well as
City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr. .This
was the ninth such walk for Hills, who
has the distinction of participating in the
event each year, from the first step of the
inaugural walk in October 2000.
APD assisted by providing
transportation to visually impaired
individuals, who could not find a
means of commuting to and from the
walk and APD's Explorers unit grilled
hotdogs and served refreshments to the
participants during activities after the
What sighted individuals define as
routine activities become challenges
when performed "in the dark."
Blindfolded participants soon realized
the daily challenges faced by the blind
when performing, common tasks such
as unlocking a door, getting the time of
day and counting money.
White Cane walks and
demonstrations help the miu, pir
public become aware of ah,"' he.I...
the White Cane Law and i""
how to identify a blind or ,,? I
visually impaired individual ( .
attempting to cross the
,street. Varnon's hope is that ,
people, especiallymotorists, -CLOE
who see an individual with a -S
white cane, with or without
a red tip, or a guide dog,
understand that according
to state law the driver
must yield and allow the
pedestrians) to cross the
individuals who, have. -
participated in thp '; .
walk while blindfolded
experience what a day in .
the life of a blind or visually .ELLEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
impaired person might be, Creating awareness of Florida's White Cane Safety
and if only fot a moment, Law was the goal of participants in Alachua's 9th
learn to "see" through the Annual White Cane Safety Walk.
eyes of a blind person.
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Alan Hitchcock receives
prestigious Lions Club award
Thornebrook Art Festival
offers bounty for art enthusiasts
By CRAIG CX
ALACHUA Alan Hitchcock, the owner of
Hitclcock's groceries, recently received the top
honor awarded by Lions International .
Hitchcock received the. MeKlin Jones award,
given to members who have demonstrated
outstanding dedication to humanitarian service;,on
SLions officials chose Hitchcock for the'award
because he has a strong commitment to youth and
giving back to the community..
S"[Hitchcock] has a big heart," said Lions
Club Council Chair Michael Mason. "He believes
strongly in giving back, not only to his own:
community, Alachua, but to other communities as.
Hitchcock is a board member of the City of.
Alachiua'Chamber of Commerce, the Board of
Directors of Capital City Bank, and the Board of
Directors for the National Grocers Association.,
He formerly served on the YMCA Board, City
ofAlachua Downtown Redevelopment Board, City
of Alachua Visioning Committee, and he was the
inaugural PTA Presidentat Irby Elementary.
- ;,ions Clubs workiwide operate under the mono ;
"We Sen e." The prinitmr goal of Lionism is to fight
., ELLEN BOUKARVIAlachua County Tbday
L-R: Michael Mason, Betty Hitchcock,Alan Hitchcock,
Samatha Hitchcock and Cathy Hitchcock.
blindness and the diseases which contribute to it.
SIn addition to the traditional Lions sight and
hearing projects, the Alachua Lions Club actively
supports Boy Scout and Girl Scout activities and
youth activities. :;,. .
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art booths displaying rustic
Florida 'scenery and elegant
oil portraits, Roberto Evans's
prints of robots falling in love
and refrigerators with smirking
faces showed the diversity of art
on display at the 24th Annual
Art Festival at Thorebrook on
Saturday and Sunday.
"They say in art it's good
to have consistent style, but
there's lots of things I want to
do," Evans, the '25-year-old
Gainesville artist, said.
Evans recently opened
his own shop, Berto's, in the
Sun Center in downtown
Gainesville where people can
buy paintings, graphic T-shirts
and murals froni his brand
label, Human Computer. His
products exhibit hand-dri:t\wn'
prints of robots getting arrested,
walruses acting like humans and
other images that represented a
modern, expressive generation
at the festival.
The. festival satisfied
, cravings for all art enthusiasts
with booths of handmade,
photographs, oil paintings,
pottery,, stained glass' and the
first annual play area held by
Gainesville for Creative Kids.
.Set up by four local mothers
who aimed to provide a place
for children to make art, dress
up and put on plays, the play
area gave parents' a chance to
rest after walking through the
festival, Heddy Vernon, founder
SCreative Kids, said,
The art showcase
weekend by a
variety of food
like kettle corn and
Cooking, and music
of all genres set
the atmosphere for
spectators to browse
through the artwork
of 141 exhibitors.
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and nationalities ,
including Max '
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the appearance of sure the kids have fun," Polke said.
a picture within a
picture by using genres and concepts in artwork,
a shadow box as the outer the representation of local
matting. artist is one of the objectives
"'The double matting 'is of the festival as well, Bill
a picture within a picture to Hutchinson, entertainment
give more depth to an image," director of the festival, said.
Leimer said. "The idea is to "The festival is celebrating
share my love for pictures to art, and we'have lots of local
let people see the world from artists and lots of.local music
our eyes, mine and my wife's. here this year," Hutchinsonsaid.
We take pictures to give the "Even with the Gator game this
perception of the beauty of the weekend, we still had a good"
animal kingdom, man made turnout."
monuments and mountains and Judges for the event, Anna
to give an idea of What is out Calluori Holcombe, director
there'" and professor of the school of art
Along with the variety in and art histdry'at the University
of Florida. and Johri A.
O'Connor, retired professor and-
published artist, awarded prizes
rangin.frfom $150-$750 to the
top nine exhibitors. Winners
included. Michael Everett for
Best in Show, Peter. Carolin and
John Moran for the Awards of
Excellence, Jacquelynne Collett
Sand Mike.Segal for the Awards
of Distinction, George Bragg
and Dominick Martino for the.
Awards of' Merit and Marilyn
Vaillancourt and Jim Deyrup
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In I Corinthians 10:1 f.f., Saint Paul illustrates
the significance of Israel's life in the wilderness.
He was doing this to show the Christians in
the Church in Corinth that all Christians share
in Christ's redemption and comfort, just as the
tribes of Israel shared in God's gifts.
The Hebrew fathers were delivered from
slavery in Egypt; all Christians are delivered
from the bondage
of the flesh. Also,
the tribes of Israel
were baptized unto
Moses in the cloud ___
and the sea, so all .
Christians have beer
baptized unto. Christ
by death and burial
with him. And just
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the manna from
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spiritual food; and as All Saints Anglican
the Israelites drank Church, Gainesville.
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all Christians' drink
of the same spiritual Rock, which is Christ.
What God did for Israel, he did for all
Israelites; what he gave to Israel, he gaye to
all of them. It was because of what the people
did that this unity was broken. "Some of them
were idolaters;" "some of them committed
fornication; "some of them tempted the Lord; "
"some of them murmured" Christians must
understand these weaknesses and guard against
the temptations of idolatry, stubbornness, and
lust. If we don't, we risk losing all that the Lord
So what is necessary in our spiritual life as
well as in our natural life? Food and drink -
bread and water.
The Israelites received manna as a direct and
free gift from God. Christians receive Christ as
"the true Bread which came down from heaven, "
a direct and free gift from God. The bread is
his flesh which he has given for the life of the
world; i.e., Christ nourishes his people through
the efficacy of his atonement.
The emphasis in this passage lies on the words,
"They all did eat the same." In the wilderness,
every family of the whole redeemed nation, daily
ate of the same bread with every other family.
There was no difference between the old people
and the children, or between masters and servants.'
All ate of the same daily bread.
As such, there is the same Christ for all of
us. No matter what social standing or intellect
or affiliation, in this we are as one--we have the
same spiritual food.
The water from the rock at Horeb not only
supplied the immediate need of the Jews in
the wilderness, but was of use for many days.
Now, that rock signified Christ. Jehovah said
to Moses, "I will stand before thee there upon
the rock in Horeb." So, God is now before us
in Christ Jesus, able and willing to satisfy all the
poor and needy whose hearts faint and 'fail them
for thirst." Christ, as the Rock smitten, is the
Fountain of life, available to us now and forever.
The bread becomes for us the flesh of Christ, and
the, stream becomes for us His precious blood.
We eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son of
man, in accordance with Christ's own teachings
So we are again brought to the fact and
virtue of the atonement. The emphasis is on
the participation by all Christians of the same
spiritual drink, which is symbolized in the Lord's
Supper. "The cup of blessing which we bless, is
it not the communion of the blood of Christ?"
Where the blood of Christ signifies his atonement,
the water is a sign of the communication of the
Holy Ghost. Christ's atonement gives peace to
the conscience; the communion through the Holy
Ghost cleanses and heals the heart. Jesus Christ,
our Rock, spoke more than once of his power to
give to anyone who would accept it, the water of
life (John 4:10-14; 7:37-39).
Water is not a luxury for a chosen few, but'is
absolutely necessary for life; and so, participation
in the Spirit of life though Christ isn't a privilege
for just a few 'super' Christians, but is necessary
to the life of every Christian.
How do we go about getting this nourishment?
By grace, through faith. When the children of.
Israel saw the manna, they "wist not what it was, "
then Moses told them from God what it was, and
told them gather it, "every man according to his
eating." Today, men alone do not know who
Christ is-it is proclaimed as from God that this
is the true Bread. Take, and eat, and live. Why
should anyone be without the Heavenly Bread?,
"Every one that thirsteth, come to the waters!"
Shall we who have found life and peace in Jesus
Christ hold our peace? No, we are to cry out to
every thirsty soul, "Come, and drink, and live."
Let everyone know about
special activities your church
has on the horizon.
Call (386) 462-3355, fax
(386) 462-4569 or email to
mAnnual Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival sponsored
by Alachua First United Methodist Church will be
held on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 2:30 4:30 p.m. free
food, fun, games and prizes. The pumpkin patch is
located on U.S. Highway 441 in Alachua between
Hitchcock's grocery store and 1-75.
mA gospel meeting will be held Oct. 5-10 at Santa
Fe Hills Church of Christ. Brother Danny Roberts
from the Cherry Sink Church of Christ will be the
speaker for the week. The meetings will be Sunday
at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 7:30 p.m. and Monday
through Friday at 7:30 p.m. There will'be no nightly
collections. The church is located at 16313 NW US
Highway 441, Alachua. For addition information,
uMt. Horeb Baptist Church is having a Fall
Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. There will
be fun, food, and games for all including a cake walk,
moon walk, and hay ride. Free food, hamburgers,
hotdogs, popcorn and more. Come have a fun-filled
day. The'church is located at CR 340, one mile west
of Highway 47. Everyone is welcome.
nBlood Mobile will be at Forest Grove Baptist
Church Sunday, Oct. 12 from 1-5 p.m. Free
hotdog and drink to everyone who attempts to
donate blood. FGBC is located, at 22575 NW 94th
Avenue, Alachua, FL 32615. Call the church at
386-462-3921 for more information.
*Mt. Horeb Cemetery clean-up will be Saturday,
Oct. 18 at 8 a.m. Please bring your garden tools.
For more information, call Juanita at 386-497-4883.
The address is 3449 SE CR 340, High Springs.
nSanta Fe Baptist Church is having a Fall
Festival on Friday Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. The
address is 7505 NW CR 235, Alachua. There will
be free food, games, prizes and a costume contest.
Everyone is invited. For more information, call
N First United Methodist Church of High Springs
will be having their Fall Celebration on Sunday,
Nov. 2 from 3 6 p.m. Come join us for free food,
games for all ages, hay ride, hay maze, cake walk,
and inflatables. Entrance is free. Call 386-454-1255
for more information.
*St. Madeleine Catholic Church is calling for
fall flea market vendors. The annual Fall Flea
Market will be Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. until 1
p.m. Over 50 vendor spaces are available for people
from the community wanting to sell their used
items. Spaces are 12' x 12' and rent for $12 each. A
limited number of 6-foot tables are available for the
day for $5 each. (No food vendors please.)
In addition to vendors, there will be refreshments,
a Country Store, Garden Shop, Book Shop and
more.. Ths is a great opportunity to find bargains
for holiday gift-giving. For a vendor application,
please call the church office at 386-454-2358. The
church is located at 17155 NW US Highway 441,
mHope Community Baptist Church in Alachua
holds a Gospel Sing on the second Saturday of every
month through October at 7 p.m. Refreshments
follow in the Fellowship Hall. The church is
located at 13719 NW 146th Avenue, Alachua. Call
386-496-2851 for further information.
EHare Krishna Temple- Free feast every Sunday
at 4 p.m. The Temple is located three miles north
of Alachua on State Road 235.
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The Heartland Community Places of Worship
Alachua church of Christ
S14505 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: Gne Burgett & LanyPahman
Corinth Baptist Church
5577 NW 290 Street; Newberry
Pastor Henry M. Rodgers
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510
Sunday: Sunday School 10 am., Moring
Worship llam.,'Evening Worship 7p:m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
AC. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Sunday Services 4:15-7 p.m.: Lecture,
meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
feast Open to the public. (386)462-2017
Meeting at Westside
Park Recreation Center
1001 NW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32605
Sunday Worship 10:30 AM
Pastor Leonard R.Traina (352)214-4462
9 11 baint anglican aCburt)
A parish ofthe CristianEpiscopal 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
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
Where traditionalvalues are taught
Where we seek to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
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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
First United Methodist
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
S Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
JeffVan Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes for AllAges 9:30 am.
Worship 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WednesdayBible Classes 7p.m.
Pastor: Cori Lewis (386)454-2930
New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 a.m.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18100 NW262Avenue
f Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
o Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
Aemby A Uod Wednesday:
Assembly of God Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Consumed Youth Service -7 p.m.
Downtown Alachua Nursery provided for all.serviceS.
www.riveroflifeassembly.or6 Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288
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CHRITIAN FAMILY WORSHIP
CENTERAND BIBE COIIEGE
Elder Cynthia Washington, Pastor
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m; Sundays Pastoral
Teaching 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship Ila.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367 Cell: (352) 871-0201
Cebristian Life ellowsbip
Assembly of God
Contemporary WorshipMinistry -AllAges
Sunday: SS 9:30 am/Worship 10:30 am.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
T C I FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
Fellowship OIMPAC NG One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
SChurch G (386) 462-1337
ContemporaryPraise & Worship Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study *.10:45 a.m. Worship
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
u6916nday at 441,Ir a & 11 ap Wednesday: 6 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministries, Youth Activities
16916NWUS Hwy 441, High Springs
386-454-1700 www.Fellowshipnline.org and Choir Rehearsal 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study
First United Methodist Church Foundation Chapel Church Grace Community Church (PCA)
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Contemporary Worship: 11:45 a.m., Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6 p.m.; NewbernyElementary School Cafeteria
Youth Fellowship: 5p.m.. Evening Worship 6p.m.; TIesday: YSB 7pm. (352)472-9500
Wed. Youth Fellowship 6:45 p.m. Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner Worship: Sunday 9 a.m.Nurseryprovided.
Church offers transportation to & from services. 6 p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. For info goto wwwgracecommunityPCA.org
Youth/Childrens Director: Holly Erskine 13220 NW 150th Avenue, Alachua Reaching Out with theLove ofChrtby Lfing Up
RichardStauffe, Pastor (386) 454-1255 Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549 the Name ofChrist-Come hear the Docines ofGrace
IAV c Service Times Legacu baptist Church
ffr .Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Su y '3 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Sunday Servicesat The Alachua Women's
L R Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m. Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
Senior P s: E n & Age An n Children's Sunday School- 9:30 am
S s Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson Church Service-10:30 am
e"Ifp'lPfa th of 386-454-1563 Family Bible Study -6:30 pm
Gd'th s Wh rd www.impactfamilychurch.com Pastor John Jemigan (386)454-5529
God S w 16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua www.legacybaptistchurch.org
New St. Mary Missionary
13800 NE 158th Avenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & FAX (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 am.-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday'
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer"
Meeting & Bible Study
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St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Family Study
Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins, Pastor
Theme: Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
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
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ADC Self Storage, in
accordance with the Florida
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notifies that the following
units are scheduled for public
auction, or other disposal, on
October 20, 2008 at 10:00
A.M. The Auction, or other
disposal, will be held at ADC
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Hwy 441, Alachua, Florida
A04 Richard Carl Kinsey
B13 Donna Haile Sheppard
B29 Brenda Eddy Waye
A111 Paul Edward Kaiser
(Published: Alachua County
Today October 2 and 9,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
IN AND FOR ALACHUA
CASE NO.: 2008-CP-1138
IN RE: The Estate of
DAVID LAMONT JAMES,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of
the Estate of DAVID LAMONT
JAMES, deceased, whose
date of death was July 1,2007;
Case Number 2008-CP-1138,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Alachua County,
.FloridaProbate Division, the
address of which is 201 E.
University Avenue, 1st Floor,
Gainesville, FL 32602. The
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and'
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the
Decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate,
on whom a copy of this notice
is required to be served must
file their plaims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first
publication of this Notice is
October 2, 2008.
David A. Yergey, Jr., Esquire
Yergey and Yergey, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 374288
211 North Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
Attorney for the Personal
Barbara Ann Gibson
1001 N. Martin Luther King,
Clearwater, Florida 33755
(Published: Alachua County
Today October 2 and 9,
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Partners in Education
SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua County Today are partnering to bring you "A Familiar Face." The purpose of this
campaign is to get young people reading. Alachua County Today will publish an eight-chapter serialized short story, "A Familiar Face"
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 homework assignment leads Scotty Brown to discover "A Familiar Face" in the pages of history and to learn about the role a
boy from Missouri had as an adult in international decisions of humanitarian aid, war and racial equality. Scott takes from the lesson a
new appreciation for the top job in America and the realization that even he could someday be president of the United States.
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Scotty looked through the three books he had brought home.
There were many black and white photographs in the books.
Some of the pictures showed scenes from the Berlin Airlift.
Scoty remembered that his grandfather talked about that
when they sat on the porch that moming.
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city of Berlin was in 1948. The map showed that the city was
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Truman. The books told how Mr. Truman had ordered the big
planes to fly into Berlin and help the people. Before the airlift,
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