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Title: Alachua County Today
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Place of Publication: Alachua
Publication Date: October 30, 2008
Copyright Date: 2007
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WANTED Burglars, vandals caught in the act

By BRYAN BOUKARI The trio started by burglarizing scene where they apparently also found football concession building burglarized
S Today Reporter the concession stand at Skinner Park a bag of stolen goods left behind by the but to walk in on the three juveniles wh
od epoer in Alachua's downtown late Thursday juveniles, were allegedly looting the candy an
ALACHUA Police have arrested evening according Alachua Police While police continued to collect soft drink stashes there.
one teenager and are looking for Department (APD) Detective Patrick evidence and review the scene, Brady "I just could not believe my eyes,
SlimSOppeS two others they say were involved Baroia. Police discovered the break- went to check on the concession Brady said.
Most Wanted in burglarizing and vandalizing two in at about 10 p.m. and called Alachua buildings at the main recreation center. "I walked in and here are these-guy
SIide recreation concession stands last week. Recreation Director Hal Brady to the Brady was shocked to not only find the REC CENTER
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By TRACEY MCMANUS
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,NEWBERRY -
America's financial crisis
has sparked layoffs to
CEO's, accountants and
other higher-ups in the
concrete forest of Wall
Street,- but havens in
rural communities. are
just as unsafe since a
proposed plan to reduce
operating budgets in
all state agencies calls
to temporarily close
19 Florida state parks


including the historic
Dudley Farm Historic
State Park in Newberry.
The proposed :plan
was .developed from.
Florida's Legislative .
Budget Requests for
fiscal year 2009-2010'
that asked state agencies:
to reduce their budg& by:
10-percent The Division
of Recreation and Pa.ks
included Dudley Fa-m.
Historic State Park:~ in
the parks targeted- for
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Thrill seekers: Look

no further than

Main Street


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA You
are walking down a dark,
cobweb-filled tunnel,.
when suddenly you are
confronted by a pair of
glowing red eyes glaring
at you from a hole in the
wall.
In the darkness,
someone approaches,
you from the end of the
Stinnel; you turn, trying to
escape, only to run into a
masked figure holding a


knife.
You wish it was-.a
dream, but to your terror,
you realize the shrilling
screams are oh-so-reaL-'.
But you are not alono
in the deep-set fear rising
inside of you, because
some 1,000 people: are
expected to experience
the same horror on
Friday night at a haunted
house on Main Street in
Alachua.
HAUNTED HOUSE:
Continued on page A7


A grand grand opening
Domino's Pizza in Alachua throws big bash.on opening day
Domino's Pizza inAlachua
may have opened its
doors over a month
.ago, but the real grand
opening came Monday
;when Freddie Wehbe,
owner of the area's
Gator Domino's chain,
pulled out all the stops
for a carnival-like grand
opening at his Alachua
store. The opening
generated enough traffic
that sheriff deputies and
police explorers were
needed for directing
vehicular and pedestrian
traffic., Thousands of BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Tod,
*people poured into the'
peoke ot in font o the of course, pizza. The celebration of th
Domino's store. Wehbe roughtn new location's opening also served a
bounce houses, a sumo wrestling ring, an opportunity for several charities t
dunking booth, petting zoo, pony rides, raise money for their causes.
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By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA The light drizzle and
'University of Florida (UF) homecoming
did not hinder a steady flow of people from
showing up to events throughout Alachua and
High Springs over the weekend.
High Springs residents celebrated the 5th
Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday at James '
Paul Park, and Alachua residents packed the
streets for the Shop, Dine and Stroll event and
'the Alachua Harvest Festival, which were on
Friday and Sunday respectively,
The High Springs festival featured the
Flying Turtles Band, craft vendors and a pie
eating contest for the adults, and children were
able to take a jab at egg tosses, hula hoops,
potato sack races -and dangling donuts.
"The people that were there really enjoyed
FESTIVALS:
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Fall was In full swing Sunday afternoon during Alachua's Har-
vest Festival, just one of the many fall festivities on tap this
past weekend.


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A2, ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008


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Sandra K. Bryant
Sandra K. Bryant of
Lawrenceville, Georgia went
ore to e wit the Lord on
Wednesday, October 22, 2008.
She was 57.
Mrs. Bryant was a member
of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,
Lawrenceville, Georgia, a
former member of Greater
Providence Baptist Church,
Charlotte, North Carolina and a
1969 graduate ofA.L. Mebane
High School.
Survivors include her
loving and devoted husband
of 28 years, Cedric Bryant
of Lawrencevdle. Georgia;
mother, Blanche Aarol ':of
LaCrosse: eight sisters. Laverne
Porter Mitchell, Lhida"'THinnas
and Allene Taylor, all of
Gainesville, Kim Davis of High
Springs, Vivian Porter Ham of
Orlando, Valerie DeCoursey of
Colorado Springs, Colorado,
Ora Brown of Newberry and
Michele Boykin of LaCrosse;
four brothers, Jerry Porter of
Jacksonville, Damon Aaron


of Missouri, Oliver Aaron,
Jr., and Ronald Porter of
Gainesville; mother-in-law,
Janie Washington of Bland;
four sisters-in-law and eight
brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, cousins, and
friends.
Funeral service will be held
Saturday, November 1, 2008
at 1 p.m. at Jerusalem Church
of God by Faith, 1230 NE 156
Avenue, Gaines- ille. Elder
D.E. Gainey, Pastor, Rev. Dr.
Fred Gibson, Eulogist. Burial
will follow in Newnanhville
Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday.
October 31, 200S from 6-8 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Arrangements entrusted
to A. Jerome Brown Funeral
Home, High Springs.
Obituaries: The obituaries
in this section are consid-
ered news and are published
free of charge by Alachua
County Today. Obituaries
may be edited for style,
space and policy.


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Bobby and Lauiie Wright of Alachua are
pleased to announce the engagement of their
daughter. Lisa Hall. to Mitchell Philman. son of
Tommy and Karen Phlilimn of Bell.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Santa Fe
High School and Lake C'ir Communih, College
in nursing. Lisa is current. employed by Dr.
Stephen Landay.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Bell
High School. He is currently employed bk
Alachua Countr Fire Rescue.
They are planning a Februar) 2009
\wedding.


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played everybody in., their
division, and dominated at-
every football field. They did
it. by good coaching and hard
working players.
According to Coach Ale
Sheppard, The Raiders have a
great chance in the playoffs."
The mighty Raiders put up 309
points, scoring about 39 points
each game. And allowed only
19 the whole season
The coaching staff is what
pulled the Raiders through
all the games. Head Coach
Sheppard, Coach Nick Rawls,


and Coach.Naron coached thd
Raiders through thick and thin,
which helped prepare the team
to win: against any team that
stood in front of them.
The team will face harder
teams in the playoffs. This
will require many harder and
longer practices. With great
hardworking : players, wh,
knows how long they can play
Santa Fe is looking forward
to it. But with "one loss and
you're out,' ii ill be dd to go
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Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


PUBLIC MEETINGS*


"Archer 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..
"Alachua County -.Meets the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each
month at 9 a.m. at the County
Administration Building, 12 SE
1st Street,.Room 209, Gainesville.
Citizen comments are taken at
9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
SGainesville Meets the, 2nd dnd
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
"Hawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30


p.m. at City Hall.
*High Springs Meets the 2n(
and 4th Thursday of each monti
at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
*LaCrosse Meets the 2n(
Monday of each month at 7:3(
p.m. at Town Hall.
=Micanopy Meets the En
Tuesday of each month at 7:3(
p.m. at Town Hall.
mNewberry Meets the 2nd ant
4th Monday of each month at '
p.m. at City'Hall
* Waldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


Alachua Community Market
is now open every Friday (weather
permitting) from 2 p.m. to dusk. Vendors
welcome. Selling farm produce, plants,
d crafts, ',green products. For more
h information: healthnews@windstream.
net, 386-418-1234. Volunteers needed to
d help develop this community space. The
0- market is located at 14804 NW 140 Street,
one block from Main Street in downtown'
d Alachua.
o 2nd Annual Newberry Festival of
Lights and Holiday Light' Contest -
Tuesday,- Dec. 2 from 5:30-8 p.m. in
d downtownNewberry.Ifyouhaven'tsigned
7up already, registrations to participate in the
Holiday. Lights contest are online now at
y http://NewberryMainStreet.org. Deadline
s for registration is Friday, Nov. 21. Be the
best lit and creative business or residence
in the City of Newberry and ride up front
in our Holiday Parade as Grand Marshalls.
There will be two winners this year, so sign


up soon! The 2nd Annual Lights Contest
and Newberry Festival of ,Lights are
brought to you by Newberry Main Street
Organization.
* Volunteers Needed- Ifyou or someone.
you love has ever been affected by crime,
please volunteer to help with the 2009
Annual Dinner & Auction to be held at the
Gainesville Country Club to raise funds
in support of the Alachua County Victim
Services & Rape Crisis Center. Contact
Rosanne at 386-462-9552 rmorse47@
yahoo.com.
* 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, crowning of
Ms. Alumni and special recognition of
former faculty, staff and selected classes,
a church service and various other family
entertainment.


To participate in the parade and/or
festival, please contact Barbara White,
Reunion Chairperson 386-462-1160 or
Cassandra Davis, President 386-454-2693.
m The High School Travel Club and
Student Government Association of
Newberry High School will be holding
their First Annual Fall Festival on Nov. 8
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fall festival is
a fund raising event for 15 students chosen
to participate in the EcoTeach program at
the school. The students will be traveling
to Costa Rica for a 10 day, environmentally
focused trip on June 12, 2009. The festival
includes, rides, games, food as well as
Princess and Queen Pageants. Entry fee for
*the festival is $3 with children 4 and under
'free. Contact Veronica van Montfransor
Jordan.Marlowe at Newberry High School
352-472-1101 or via email at vanmonv@
gm.sbac.edu or marlowejh@gm.sbac.edu
for more information. Vendor packets are
available.


three teenagers had previously been in trouble with police
But Barcia said the light drizzle of criminal activity. APD is burglars and vandals.
hampered their search efforts, familiar with the three suspects Barcia said he hopes to have
Barcia said his biggest lead because of prior, dealings police the other two suspects picked up
in the investigation came when say. in the next day or two.
he saw that the words "Jack Aside from the words "Jack Thursday's break-ins came
Boys" had been scrawled at one Boys," Barcia said the three after months of no such activity
of the scenes. also, left behind expletives, and in area concession stands. The
S Police say they picked' up the phrases, "Next time leave teams running the concession
15-year-old Jared Williams on money," and "Vote McCain." stands quit leaving money
Tuesday for his involvement Some $200 in damages had in them following a rash of
in burglaries. Williams was been caused by the break-ins to burglaries last spring.
booked in a juvenile detention the recreation center property "That's what has cut down
facility on charges of burglary according to Barcia's estimates. on the burglaries, I believe," the
of a structure, felony battery, That's likely a fraction of the detective said.
felony criminal mischief and costs required to catch the z # # #
felony petty theft.
The two other suspects Grand Opening Specials
remained at large as of press
time according to Barcia. But 75 liter for $2999
he did confirm warrants had
been issued and .all three of
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a
public hearing on a proposed ordinance on November
17, 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 09 02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
ALACHUA, FLORIDA, AMENDING
SECTION 15-22 (A) OF ARTICLE II OF THE
CITY OFALACHUA CODE OF ORDINANCES
WHICH IS ,ENTITLED COLLECTION OF
GARBAGE AND REFUSE, TO INCREASE
THE MONTHLY RATE FOR RESIDENTIAL
PICK UP; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear.
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Office of the.
City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting.
Written comments on the.proposed ordinance may
be sent to the following address: City of Alachua,
ATTN: Danielle Judd, Assistant City Manager, P.O.
Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant
to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to
appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you
will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting
should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at
least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: October 30, 2008)


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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITYOF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a
public hearing on a proposed ordinance on November
17, 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 09 03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
ALACHUA, FLORIDA, GRANTING AN
EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE .FOR THE
PROVISION OF RESIDENTIAL REFUSE
COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL SERVICES
TO WASTE PRO OF FLORIDA, INC. FOR
THE PERIOD JANUARY 1,2009 THROUGH
DECEMBER 31, 2012; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Office of the
City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting.
Written comments on the proposed ordinance may
be sent to the following address: City of Alachua,
ATTN: Danielle Judd, Assistant City Manager, P.O.
Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant
to Section 286.0105; Florida Statutes, that in order to
appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you
will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting
should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at
least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: October 30, 2008)


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going through stuff, talking to
each other and they didn't even
*realize I was there."
When the teenagers realized
Brady was in the concession
building with them, they made
a beeline for the door. Although
'the recreation director told the
three boys not to leave as he
dialed police on his mobile
'phone. they rushed past him.
On their way out, Brady was
injured and left with swollen and
"bruised and jammed fingers on
one hand and a massive bruise
on his upper arm.
Police brought out K-9
search dogs from APD and the
Gainesville Police Department
as well as the Alachua County
Sheriffs Office helicopter unit
to conduct a search of the area.














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FESTIVALS:
C ,tinredfi'om page Al Public packs Main
.t."-said Lucie Regensdorf, who is the High Springs Chamber of Commerce event
manager. "With the horse and carriage rides to the kids' activities, there was really
something for everyone."
The Alachua County Humane Society was also at the event to promote the -
adoption of its dogs.
Alachua residents spent Friday shopping in the city's Main Street Shop, Dine
and Stroll event, which was sponsored by the Alachua Chamber of Commerce. -
Visitors had the opportunity to buy fresh produce from local farmers, and the
event was accompanied by buggy rides,,prizes and music.
The event vas the first of four planned for the city in preparation of the holiday
shopping season.
4 B--i Additional: Shop, Dine
-. and Stroll events will be
held on Nov. 14, Dec.
12 and Dec. 19.
On Sunday, more than 10,0 vendors
were in downtown Alachua for its Harvest
Festival, which featured live music, a
petting zoo, the Magical World of Ponies,'
arts and crafts and inflatable slides, among
other"activities.
Vendors provided everything from
funnel cakes to barbeque for visitors who
walked along Main Street, which' was
-, closed to vehicle traffic.
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High Springs residents got into the fall spirit Saturday with
their 5th Annual Harvest Festival at James Paul Park.


closure to reduce expenditures and protect the
greatest number of staff members, according to the
Department of Environmental Protection.
SDudley Farm Historic State Park was selected
for closure based on low visitation and revenue
compared to parks with relatively, high operating'
budgets, and the Department will attempt to relocate
the park's staff to other locations but maintain one
full-time caretaker if the park actually closes.
Despite lower visitation and revenue, supporters
of the park believe the closing would have a huge
impact on the community and the preserving- of
history in Newberry.
"If Dudley Farm closes, we are going to lose a


sense of the people who came before us and how
their way of living affects us and how our lives came
to be," Vada Homer, a Dudley Farm volunteer said.
"It offers the public a way to see what life.was like,
and it would be a shame to lose that."
.This historic "cracker" way of life is displayed
at the state park through the efforts of the park staff
to authentically present Florida's pioneer lifestyle
involving the crops, livestock and functioning sugar
cane syrup complex. There are also guided and self-
guided tours through the 18 buildings including the
family farmhouse with original furnishings, general
store, post office and nature trails,
According to Homer, Myrtle Dudley, a member,


of a recent generation of th6 Dudley family,
promised her mother before her death to not allow
the community to forget how Florida pioneers lived
and established their communities years ago. For
this reason, staff and volunteers of the park host
school field trips and large tours to' come through
the 325 acres and participate in the activities of the
preserved Florida pioneer farm.
The proposal must still go through the
Governor's office and the Florida Legislature's
committee sessions in March, but if the closures
do go into effect, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection has said that they "fully
intend to re-open the 19 parks potentially facing


closure when the state's economy improves." The
closures would go into effect in the beginning of
the fiscal year on July 1.
In the meantime, city officials are becoming
aware of the possible closure of state parks and the
effect it would have on the community.
"We could ask citizens and the community to
send a letter to the governor to not close it because
of the impact it has on students," City Manager
Keith Ashby said at Monday's city commission
meeting. "It's going to be an uphill battle for sure
though."


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CITY OF ALACHUA
PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the City of Alachua Planning
and Zoning Board will hold a public meeting on November
13; 2008, at 6:30 p.m. on the following items. The hearing
will be held in the Commission.Chambers of City Hall, at
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.: .

"1. A request by Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole,
Inc., agent for Ponce Inlet Investments LLC,
owner, for consideration of a Site Plan consisting
of a commercial, retail, and office building
(approximate 25,000 square feet). The 5.056
acre site, also known as Parcels G and H, is.
located in the Progress Corporate Park at the
southwest corer of US Hwy 441 and Innovation
Drive. FLUM: Industrial; Zoning: Planned Unit
Development (PUD); A portion of Tax Parcel No.
03956-010-028.

2. A request by the City of Alachua to amend the
text of the Comprehensive Plan to update the Five
Year Schedule of Capital Improvements and add
policies to the Capital improvements Element.

At the Planning and Zoning Board public meeting all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect
to the proposed items. Copies of-the proposed items
are available for public inspection at the Planning and
Community Development Department, 15100 N.W.
142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, on any regular business
day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning
on the Friday before the scheduled meeting. Written
comments on the proposed items may be sent to the
following address: City of Alachua, Planning and
Community Development, P. 0. Box 9, Alachua, FL
32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision
made at these public hearings, you will need a verbatim
record of the proceedings. It will be your responsibility 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.
(Published: Alachua County Today October 30, 2008)


Archer City Commission candidates' profiles
By TRACEY MCMANUS for 27 years and has lived in of Commerce. you get a grant, because that is
Today Reporter the same house in Archer for Priorities: According to 14 months lost. I love Archer
20 years. She also co-owns the Behringer, her priorities as and will bring a different
ARCHER Last week, Flamingo Produce and Seafood commissioner would be to perspective that is not currently
Alachua County Today gave restaurant and the Deer Camp produce a viable and effective being represented on the city
the community profiles about facility for hunting, fishing and sewer system for the city. commission. I am tenacious
each city commission candidate seafood. of Archer, maintain fiscal and work hard. I care about the
inning for office in Archer Experience: Over the responsibility within the budget community as a whole, and I
except for one candidate who past 15 years, Behringer has and practice accountability for don't work for special interest
could not be reached. This served as the Chair of Archer the completion of projects in groups but for the community
.,wek wt rin tho 1 i, fin,, Codes Enforcement Board, the the city. as a whole. I also understand


wum, go Vigyo VU im
candidate's profile.
Seat 3:
Jane Behringer:
Personal Profile:
Behringer, 53, has been married


president and vice president
of the Archer Historical
Society, a chair and member of
multiple CDGB Block Grant
committees and a- founding
member ofthe Archer Chamber


Thoughts: "As a smart it is not about what I want, but
businesswoman, I. understand 'what's best for the community.
fiscalresponsibility," Behringer # # #
said. "I know how to handle
grants, like to not wait 14
months to use the funds when


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF MEETING
BEFORE THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of
the City ofAlachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed Site
Plan on November 13, 2008.at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held
in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd
Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider a request by Causseaux,'
Hewett, & Walpole, Inc., agent for Ponce Inlet Investments
LLC, owner, for consideration of a .Site Plan consisting of a
commercial, retail, and office building (approximate 25,000
square feet). The 5.056 acre site, also known as Parcels G and
H, is located in the Progress Corporate Park at the southwest
corer of US Hwy 441 and Innovation Drive. FLUM: Industrial;
Zoning: Planned, Unit Development (PUD); A portion of Tax
Parcel No. 03956-010-028.




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At the Planning and Zoning. Board public meeting all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
Site Plan. Copies of the proposed Site Plan are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department, 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on any regular business
day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning on the
Friday before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on the
proposed Site Plan may be sent to the following address: City
of Alachua, Planning and Community Development, P. O.
Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision
made at these public hearings, you will need a verbatim record
of the proceedings. It will be your responsibility 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.
(Published: Alachua County Today -'October 30, 2008)


Proposal will reach legislature during committee sessions in March


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF MEETING
BEFORE THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and
Zoning Board of the City of Alachua will hold
a public hearing on a proposed Comprehensive
Plan amendment on November 13, 2008 at 6:30
p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of City Hall at 15100 N.W. 142nd
Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider a request
by the City of Alachua to amend the text of the
Comprehensive Plan: to update the Five Year
Schedule of Capital Improvements and add
policies to the Capital Improvements Element.

At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing,
all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed amendment. Copies
of the proposed amendment, the Staff Report, and
related materials are available for public inspection
at the Planning and Community Development
Department, or at the Office of the City Clerk,
15100N.W. 142nd Terrace, on any regular business
day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. Written
comments on the proposed ordinance may be
sent to the following address: City of Alachua,
Planning and Community Development, P.O.
Box. 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes,
that in order to appeal any decision made at these
public hearings, you will need to ensure that a
verbatim record is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with
a disability requiring reasonable accommodation
in order to participate in this meeting should call
the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 at least 48 hours
prior to the hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today October 30, 2008)

















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Stay informed


A look at amendments on the November ballot


By CRAIG COX
Totl'y Reporter

Inthetinaoltldditiontoourreviews
?ofthe six amIenIdments prpLosed.fir
the Florida Constitution. Alacdua
Count Tbday is taking a look at
Amendments 6 and 8 in preparation
for Tuesday s election.

Amendment 6:
"Provides for assessment
based upon use of land used
predominantly for commercial
fishing purposes; land used for
vessel launches into waters that
are navigable and accessible to the
public; marinas and drystacks that.
S are open to the public; and water-
dependent marine manufacturing
facilities, commercial fishing
facilities, and marine vessel
construction and repair facilities
and their support activities, subject
to conditions, limitations, and
reasonable definitions specified by
general law."
Amendment 6 will allow
maritime businesses to be taxed
based ofi their current use rather
than the property's potential use.
Currently, properties located'
along waterways are taxed based
on potential use, so businesses such
as marinas are charged the same
property tax as condominiums, even
if the business is not generating as.


much income as condominiums.
As the population in Florida
expands, more people are fighting
for less land along the coasts.
Property taxes continue to rise,
so small maritime businesses are
being forced to sell their land to
developers.
Maritime businesses represent
an $18 billion a year industry in
Florida, employing about 220,000
people, and the industry is likely to
suffer if small businesses continue
to fold.
Proponents of Amendment
6 claim it will protect access to
public waterfront areas, because
privatized condominiums will not
be able to claim the properties.
Opponents of the amendment
argue that local revenues will
suffer, because maritime businesses
will not be taxed as much as other
uses.

Amendment 8:
"Proposing an amendment to
the State Constitutionto require that
the Legislature authorize counties
to levy a local option sales tax to
supplement community college
funding; requiring voter approval
to levy the tax; providing that
approved taxes will sunset after 5
years and may be reauthorized by
the voters;"
Amendment 8 will allow


local governments to charge an
additional sales tax to help fund
community colleges.
If the amendment is passed,.
citizens in each county will vote
whether to approve the additional
tax, and the tax will expire after 5
years and must be voted on again.
This will ensure that voters
will have control over the potential
tax, so the passing of Amendment
8 will riot take any control from
voters.
Proponents of this amendment
claim community colleges should
receive the additional funding
because they are the gateway
to universities and greater
employment opportunities.,
Opponents of Amendment
8 argue that the tax will place a
higher burden on less wealthy
families, who will be forced to help
fund others' educations.
Opponents also claim the
amendment will shift the burden of
funding community colleges from
the state to local governments,
which may cause local governments
to struggle with funding.
The amendment may create
unequal opportunities for
community colleges located in less
prosperous counties that may not
have a high sales rate, opponents
argue.


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Support for Tra\ is
I am on the Board of Directors of the High Springs Chamber
'of Commerce and am President of the Community Development
,Corporation that o ersees the Main Street Program. I am a member
ofthe Code Enforcement Board and was appointed by the Alachua
County Commissioners to serse on the Tourist- Development
.Council. I'also served on the Mayor's Economic Development
'Task Force,?for High Springs which made recommendations to
the Commission at its last meeting. Most importantly, I am the
co-owner (with my husband Paul) and full-time innkeeper of the
Grady House Bed & Breakfast which brings hundreds of visitors
annually to High Springs to di\e. canoe, kayak, shop and dine. I
:also frequently attend Commission Meetings and have attended
*several budget meetings While actively marketing the Grady
House, we also market High Springs. We love the City and enjoy
being active participants in its growth and success
We support and v ill happily yote for Larry Tra\is for re-election.
While working on the Mayor's Task Force, I sawLarry's passion
for making High Springs a success while maintaining its small-
town base. He supports well-planned economic growth which will
bring an increased tax base to High Springs to ease the tax burden
on its citizens. Economic growth will bring jobs to High Springs
so that more of our citizens do not have to work in Gainesville or
-other communities. The right economic growth will bring to High
springs s shopping and services so that our citizens do not have to
:travel to other communities to buy what they want or what they
'need.
.- Larry Tra\is is a visionary who will listen to the citizens of
tfhe City and make sure they get what they need and want. We
ijeed a commissioner who will speak for the residents and business
ownerss. At the Candidates' Forum, Larry Travis was asked what
hie would cut from the budget next year if cuts were needed. He
responded, he would ask the citizens where the cuts should come
from. Larry understands it's not about him. It's about who is the
-boss the citizens of High Springs. So, rather than Larry deciding
, that cuts should come from the Police Department or the firefighters
or wherever. in a novel approach to political representation, he
would d ask us! The taxpayers! And if you want to tell him how you
\want him to spend money or cut taxes, you can call him. On the
'phone. Pretty simple, really.
That is- why we endorse and support Larry Tra'iis for re-
election.
Lucie and Paul Regensdorf
Gradh' House Bed & Breakfast
High Springs, FL

.Support for Travis
We are writing to endorse Mayor Larry Travis, candidate for
reelection to the High Springs City Commission.
Mr Lam Travis was not on the High Springs City Commission
\w hen it voted on the purchase of the home referred to in the letter by
Joe and Nan Soistman published last week in a local paper. He was
a citizen \who opposed the purchase from the floor of the meeting.
Mr. Travis has passionately served the citizens of High
Springs during his administration. He has been highly visible
and \ery approachable to those he serves. It would be in the best


interest of the citizens of High Springs to reelect someone with the
integrity of Mr Travis. .
Gary and Marilyn Bennett
.. High Springs, FL

Support for Travis .
Setting the record straight:.
It should be noted that Mayor Larry Travis did not vote to buy
the Pigg property; as stated in a recent letter to the editor to the
High Springs Herbld. ,
On the night Mayor Travis was sworn in, the then Mayor Kirk
Eppenstein conducted .all business before the commission. This
included the final vote to purchase of the Pigg property, and was
voted on prior to the swearing in ceremony of Mr. Larry Travis as
the newly elected Commissioner.
It was a night I will never forget, although the then Mayor
apparently has. The May oq.in his flippant attitude stated during the
commission in this housing market we would probably be able to
"flip it" and make money. Make money! How can a property owner,
the City of High Springs, purchase a deed-restricted property, with
an estate-type home on 10 acres, in an area of lush setbacks and
open areas for $610,000, cut off two acres and expect to make a
profit on it. Especially when the iwo acres the City Commission
cut off is for a planned arterial road, which would put the road
easement just over 100 feet from the house.
Now, it's three years after the purchase and the City has paid
nearly $100,000 for their interest-only loan and taxes, The home
now sits empty, except-when the City uses it to hold meetings and
Christmas parties. This allows the City Manager to call the property
a municipal building to get out of paying taxes. This "municipal
building" is in a deed-restricted community, which does not allow
doing business from the property.
Now, you and I are paying the City's share of the interest,
maintenance and taxes (approximately $30,000 per year) for the
bad judgment used by the then City Commission. So let's lay the
blame for this debacle where it belongs, right at the feet of the
then City Commission. Mr. Travis was against purchasing the Pigg
property from the beginning and he was notable to make himself
heard because the then Mayor chose to wrap up all the loose ends
before the new commission w\as sworn in. This financial blunder is
owned by the then Commission, not Larry Travis.
Steve and Dru Travis
High Sp'rings, FL

Support for Eppenstein
I am involved with the Alachua County Humane Society as the
President of the Board of Directors for approximately four years
and wish to express my endorsement of Kirk Eppenstein for his
bid for re-election to the High Springs City Commission. While 1
have only known Mr. Eppenstein in this capacity for a period of six
months, I have come to know his professionalism and his creative
way of getting the job done for the greater good.
The Humane Society, a private, not-for-profit organization
has been around for 35 years and saved over 1,000 companion
animals last year. While we have shown exemplary efforts during
our history, Kirk has raised the bar in the short time he has been


with us and has shown an outstanding ability to get the job done
while cutting overhead costs. I have seen his devotion to the
efforts in which he believes and see that he is someone who not
only possesses outstanding business acumen, but a person who also
possesses outstanding compassion for all of God's creatures.
I know that Mr. Eppenstein has eagerly worked for the citizens
of High Springs for two terms and would encourage you to vote for
him for a third term. I know he has demonstrated, through action,
the ability'to get the job done and feel certain your community will
benefit greatly from his continued service.
Larry V. Seale
President, Board of Directors
Alachua County Humane Society

Support for Eppenstein and Travis

The elecuton of No%. 4 is fast approaching and I.would like to
take this opportunity to endorse Kirk Eppenstein and Larry Travis
both personally, as a citizen of the City of High Springs, and as
a representative of the High Springs Police Department Police
Benevolent Association (PBA).
Throughout my tenure as a representative for the PBA, I have
had an opportunity to observe the job that both of these men have
done as city commissioners and can say, with confidence, that they
have exhibited the kind of forward-thinking leadership that our city
will continue to need in the days ahead.
During the struggle to come up with a workable city budget,
both Commissioner Eppenstein and Major Travis worked
extremely hard to find a feasible solution. It was not an easy task.
There were police officer and firefighter positions on the line. The
deletion of two police officers from our city's police force would
have measurably impacted our ability to provide the level of service
which the citizens of High Springs have come to expect.
In the end, both of these men were instrumental in forging a
solution which spared the police officer'and firefighter positions
and guaranteed that our response times to your calls for service
would remain remarkably swift and efficient.
I would urge you, on Nov. 4, to cast your votes for Kirk
Eppenstein and Larry Travis.
James S. Holley
PBA Representative
High Springs, FL


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That candy won't make it, no foolin'


Halloween is a night for chilling
costumes, frightful memories and
enough scrumdiddlyumptious
candy to make Willie Wonka proud.
But it's time to debunk this business
about Halloween being for children,
at least with respect to the loot. And
by loot, I'm talking candy, and lots
of it.
With the U.S. Census Bureau '
reporting that more than 36 million
"trick-or-treaters" from the ages of
five to 13 will hit the streets in search
of sweets, there is a prodigious
demand for candy in this country
(And I bet you thought the Census Ellen B
Bureau was comprised of statistic
seeking geeks with horn-rimmed
glasses and pocket protectors).
But considering the supply side of
confectionary delights, if the more than 20 million
pounds of candy corn made for Halloween is laid
end-to-end, it would circle the moon twice and
have some left over. Left over for early Halloween
candy shoppers and adults masquerading as trick-


or-treaters that is.,
-- Help me understand why
otherwise sound-minded adults will
_" ; stalk the aisles ofmajor supermarkets
perusing the candy aisle in
September? With Halloween candy
I in stores nearly two months in
advance of the big night, who could
possibly buy candy in September
and still have it on hand on All
Hallows Eve?
,- Really, how many pieces of these
early purchased confections will last
long enough to see Oct. 31?
My guess is none.
ukari Why?
Because the early candy
purchases are not for Halloween.
Oh, we tell ourselves those brightly wrapped
and individually packaged miniatures are for
Halloween. We even pat ourselves on the back
while smugly thinking we didn't wait until the
last minute. No sir. Not us. We have the candy
situation under control. We'll have plenty on
hand at the appointed time when the hobgoblins


come a knocking. No tricks for us because we
have the treats ready.
We weren't born yesterday. No sir.
Wrong.
The truth is out.
That candy will never make it to the front
door... at least not into the hand of a costumed
Spiderman or tiara-adorned fairy princess.
Nope.
That candy will be long gone by then.
It isn't surprising that Halloween candy sales
are expected to hit the $2 billion mark this year.
The Census Bureau also tells us that the per capital
consumption of candy by Americans, which they
believe to be consumed largely by kids around
Halloween, tops 25 pounds annually.
What the Census Bureau doesn't know,
because parents won't admit this to Uncle Sam,
is that adults are eating a surprising amount of the
Halloween candy. Statistics are only as good as
the data. And frankly, I don't know many adults
who are going to fess up to the government that
they are eating children's Halloween candy.
But on the other hand, the National
Confectioners Association evidently has a line


straight to parents because they report that nearly
90-percent of parents said they sneak goodies
from their kids' trick-or-treat bags.
Clues that you may have a pre-Halloween
candy nibbler in your household are the little
wadded up wrappers fallen unnoticed beside the
bed or under the coffee table or the gaping bag
that somehow appears deflated and almost empty.
Another heads up is when your spouse sends you
to the grocery store to pick up a gallon of milk and
still more Halloween candy.
But don't despair, do what other folks in
your situation will be doing. Sometime during
the afternoon of Oct. 31, head to the store and
purchase the real Halloween candy --the pieces
you will actually hand out to the little hobgoblins
who will be flocking to your door.
Ah, childhood.,
Scrumdiddlyumptious bar anyone?
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Ellen via e-mail at ellen@alachuatoday.com
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HAUNTED HOUSE:
Continued from page A41
The haunted house, which
will be held at the old library by
the Alachua Police Explorers,
will feature terrifying scenes
from popular thriller movies
such as Scream, Carrie, the
Exorcist and the Texas Chainsaw
Massacre.
The Police Explorers as well
as officers from the Alachua
Police Department (APD) will
be dressed and ready to wreak
havoc Friday from 6 p.m. to 10
p.m.
In addition to the live actors,
the house will have motion-
activated objects and light-up
spookers.
The Explorers and APD
officers have been planning this
year's haunted house for over
two weeks now, and they are
putting the final touches on the
layout this week, with real dirt,
a forest and other scene-setting
objects.
The group held its first
haunted house last year, and
the event was such a success
that they decided to hold the
event again this year, said APD
Detective Carrie Lund.
"We did it last year just for
fun, and it was a huge hit," Lund
said. "We had like 700 people
go through the house, and there
was still a line when we were
supposed to close at 8 p.m."
Lund said the group decided
to extend the hours of operation
this year, so they will be open
later than Alachua's Trick or
Treat on Main.Street event,
which is also planned for Friday
night.


Visitors certain to get money's worth of fright filled fun
This year's haunted
house, which has about 10
themed scenes, is expected
to take longer to get through
than last year's house, Lund
said.
As scary as the house
will be for adults, Lund said
the group will tame down the
show for younger children.
"This is definitely a
family event and a family-
oriented city," she said.
"We want everyone to have
fun with this while also
raising money for the Police
Explorers."
The cost to get into the ..
haunted house will be. $1,
but Lund said visitors are
more than welcome to give a
larger donation so the group
can purchase items from
their wish list, such as a golf V
cart.
Police Explorers Cody
Smith, Sarah Warren and
Megan Bryant said they are
excited about the experience,
and they hope to give visitors
a nice scare.
"We are having a great
time setting this up," Smith CRAIG COX/Alachua County Today
time setting this up," Smith The final touches are being placed on a haunted house run by
said. "And we are definitely the Alachua Police Department Police Explorers. For the paltry
going to give people their admission of just $1, Police Explorers will gladly permit the entry
money's worth!" of any willing souls searching for a frightening experience. The
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOER 30, 2008 .A8


TRAXLER'S HOUSE:
Continued from page A l
schoolhouse, a cotton gin, a grist
mill and a church.
Old Bellamy Road functioned
as the main thoroughfare for
gypsies and other travelers
until other roads emerged as the
preferred modes of travel during
the Civil War.
Once the road became nearly
abandoned and the county seat
moved to Gainesville, the Traxler
community dwindled as well.
The Traxler family remained
in the community, however,
and Old Bellamy Road and the
community were eventually
sliced in half by the construction
of Interstate 75.
Purse said the construction
of Interstate 75 is what set off
the array of ghosts who live in
Traxler.
"They were no longer able
to travel the road." Purse said.


Purse has seen more than 50 different ghosts at her home


"so they are essentially at a dead
end and have nowhere to go. 1-75
really messed things up for the
spirits."
Adjusting to the dead
Purse bought the Traxler
house about 14 years ago, and
she has learned to deal with the
ever-present beings who share
her world.
The ghosts open locked doors,
move papers and play different
pranks around the house, she
said.
"It was a little nerve-wracking
at first," she said, "but it becomes
like city noise or trains. If you live
with it long enough, it's hard to
sleep without it."
She said her first experiences
with the ghosts recall scaed her.
She once had a gorgeoowoman
from the 1800s with blonde curly


for about a month.
The apparitions scared Purse,
but she could not pinpoint why
she felt so scared.
"It wasjust one of those things
where I got a really bad feeling
when she showed up," Purse said.
"She was a beautiful girl, and she
never did anything bad. It was
just nightmarish."
However scared she felt with,
this woman, Purse said she now
reBlizes the ghosts, are friendly,
and they mean no harm.
When she first moved into the
house with her son and daughter,
Purse said the spirits of little
children would play pranks on
her by ringing the doorbell and
running off.
Her daughter would not sleep
in the room near the front of the
house because the spirits were
nlaving ranks so often, she said.


Communicating with the
dead
After her first experience,with
the beautiful blonde Spirit, Purse
learned how to deal with the
ghosts.
Psychics have shown up at
her house and offered to help her
deal with the ghosts, but Purse
said the clairvoyants did not tell
her anything she didn't already
know.
Purse decided to pursue her
own avenues to deal with the
ghosts, and she has become more
aware of their presence' in' the
process. .
Although she cannot
communicate verbally with the
spirits, Purse said the ghosts will
make eye contact and use body
language to communicate.
The spirits will often sit in the
comer of the living room and stare
at guests, but most of the time
visitors cannot see the ghosts.
"Sometimes they will see
the ghosts," she said, "and those
people never come back after
that."
But Purse has no problem
living with the figures trapped
between two worlds as long as
they continue to get along.
"I've never had ghosts fight
with each other," she said, "but
they are coming from different
walks of life and they are in
different phases and ages, so


I'm cautious about the potential
conflicts."
Purse said she has seen more
than 50 ghosts, most of which are
affluent white people from the
turn of the century, between the
ages of 20 and 30. However, Purse
also sees families and spirits from
mpre recent eras.
The Stories
One spirit stood in front of a
magnolia tree near her driveway
for months as if he was waiting
patiently for someone, she said.
She also saw another spirit
who walked in front of her
driveway, stopped, flipped open
his pocket watch, nodded and
smiled at her, and kept walking.
Another time, Purse saw
cloaked women standing in
the Traxler cemetery, but after
looking away for a split second
and looking back, the figures
disappeared.
"There are just cues to know
if what you saw was a ghost or
a live person," she said. "You
can get cold feelings, see people
disappear or experience other
things that just seem off."
Not all ghosts are fleeting
sights for Purse, however.
One resident of her five
bedroom, three bath home is a
grandmother who lived in the
house until she died some 90
years ago, Purse said.
The old woman roams the


halls of the house with a,kind
smile, just as she had when she
was alive.
After conducting research
into the history of her home,
Purse discovered that the woman
brought the community through
the Great Depression, and she was
always allowing needy guests to
stay with her.
Although the ghosts have
been quiet lately, Purse said she
fears that telling their stories,
especially near Halloween, is
likely to stir them up again.
And the Traxler cemetery near
her home is also a draw during
Halloween for people who are
infatuated with the dead, which
doesn't make the ghosts happy,
she said.
"What happens is, they don't
like intruders," she said. "They are
territorial, and they are protective
of the area. When you get a lot
of traffic and strangers, they get
uneasy and start to cause trouble
again."
After the children take off their
masks, and the costumes return to
their hiding.places in preparation
for the next Halloween, the real
ghosts of Traxler, Florida will
continue to patiently await their
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STOPPERS


Halloween is a fun time for
grownups and children alike.'
Because of the excitement in
the air, it sometimes makes us
forget to be careful. Simple
common sense can go a long
way and it also gives you a
chance to reinforce safety
rules. Take this opportunity to
review safety rules with your
children.
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Sheriff Sadie Darnell


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inspect your,
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this Halloween
a grown-up street is clear, even then
treats before keep looking for cars.
fon't eat any WALK, don't run when
ready opened. crossing the street. Use
all hard pieces sidewalks. If there are no
hoking hazard sidewalks walk on the side
ren. facing traffic.
ie curb before STAY AWAY from parked
,ets cars and don't run between
t-right-left for them.
SDO NOT enter a stranger's
proper traffic car.
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safe
is getting ready to move
(motor on, rear lights,
exhaust smoke, wheels
turning, person in the car)
SKNOW the area. Research
the area you plan to trick-
or-treat at the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement's Sexual
SOffender and Predator
website at www.offender.
fdle.state.fl.us.


Make the Call,

Earn a Reward











Call (352) 372-Stop

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Cortez
Lyndal
Ford
Black Male,
11/28/1989
5'8", 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently.
wanted for:.
Sex Offense -
Victim Under 15
Years of Age


Cory
Atkinson
White Male,
6'00",
5/3/1985
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Domestic
Battery


Yvonne
Johnson
Black Female,'
12/31/1984
5'6", 260 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Larceny,
- VOP, Felony
Fraud VOP,
Worthless Check
- VOP


Stephen
Marquis
Blake
Black Male,
05/30/1989
6'2", 165 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Robbery VOP


Patrick Eric


Joseph Steed
White Male,
04/13/1979
6'2", 220 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Green Eyes

Currently
wanted for:-
Felony Criminal
Mischief VOP,
DUI- VOP, -
Violation of DL
Restrictions -
VOP, Criminal
Mischief


KoDert
Sheffield
White Male,
5'7",
10/18/1949
Black Hair,
Blue Eyes

'Currently
wanted for:
Sex Offender
Violation


Lenard
Edwards
Blake Male,
12/24/1981
5'11", 145 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Battery,
Domestic
Battery by
Strangulation


Marcus Ti
Williams
White Male,
09/23/1955
Gray Hair,
Green Eyes
5'8", 180 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud


Ronnie R
McCray
Black Mak
05/26/198
Black Hair
Brown Eye
5'6", 175 II

Currently
wanted for:
Carrying a
Concealed .
Firearm


snane M.
Simon
White Male,
05/08/1985
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'8", 175 Ibs.

Currently'
wanted for:
Sale of
Synthetic
Narcotics


Antonio
Wayne
i, Allen
18 Black Male,
, 12/23/1985
Is 6', 290 Ibs
bs Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Burglary of a
Dwelling, Felony
larceny


RUtUS L.
Howard
Black Male,
03/01/1986
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'8", 150 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Sexual Assault


Frances A.
Novak-
Dominguez
White Female,
10/03/1973
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes.
5'4", 150 lbs

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud and
Felony Theft


Deatra
Parker
Black Female,
5'o0",
12/1/1988
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes'

Currently
wanted for:
Battery (2'
counts)


Reginald A.
Debose
Black Male,
02/22/1969
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
6'1", 195 lbs

Currently
-wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine


Robin
Banks
Black Female,
5'02",
1/27/1986
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Battery


What should I do?


Review the pictures above. If you know the
location of any of these wanted individuals,
please contact the Combined Communications
Center at
352-955,1818 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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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008


Be devoted to one another


"Be devoted to one another in
brotherly love. Honor one another
above yourselves" Romans 12:10
NIV
Our thought today revolves
around the command that we are to
be devoted to one another. The life
of a Christian is to be a life that is
dedicated to the health and welfare
of his or her brothers and sisters in
Christ.
We are to learn how to live a
selfless life. A selfless life is a life
that sets aside its personal goals,
comforts and agendas for the benefit
of others. This concept is foreign
in our society today. From birth,
we are taught selfish principles
that feel right to our flesh nature.
Advertisers bombard the airways
with commercials that teach us self-


indulgence. One advertiser in the world (Mat. 9:10-11). Possessions, unless we get involved we can never


80s epitomized this concept when agenda and reputation were not the
they stated, "You deserve a break primary concerns of Jesus. He was
today." devoted to meeting the
Jesus set the l needs of others. This is most
example in His life evident in His willingness
and through His death to endure the suffering and
of what it means to .. . shame of the cross. All of


live a selfless life.
He sacrificed the
comforts (Mat. 8:20)
of this world to reach
the lost by spreading
His message. He was


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this was.done, not for His
benefit, but ours. He took
upon Himself the sins of
the world that we might be
redeemed (1 John 2:2; Col.
2:14-15).


willing to stop in the TRAINA How far would you go-
middle of His journey Jew Life Community for the salvation of a friend
to meet the need ofthe Chapel, Gainesville or family member? For
few, or the one (Mat. k some of us just setting time
9:20). He was willing experience aside to call them is challenging
ridicule and worldly rebuke in order enough, much less actually getting
to reach the lost and hurting in this involved. The reality is though,


claim to be devoted to one another.
We may never be asked to die'for
someone else, but we are called to
be involved in the lives of fellow
Christians. If the,church lived by
this, it would not be a one-way
street. You too would experience
people being devoted to you and
getting involved in your life.
One of the great examples of this
in action comes from the farming
community. Let a barn burn down
and there will be a barn raising as
Neighbors dedicate a day or two to
,make it happen. They do it knowing
that if it were their barn others
would come to their aid. Also, if
one falls ill with crops in the field
the community comes to their aid
and meets the need. At least this is


how the farming community once
worked. Should the church be any
less?
How do we develop this type
of devotion to one another? It
begins with prayer. When you pray
regularly for someone, you will
begin.to develop a love for him or
-her. When you begin to love them,
you begin to get involved in their
lives and devotion becomes the
natural life habit. Life is tough and
there are no easy roads. That is more
the reason we need one another.
Lastly, this kind of devotion cannot
be man made. It is only through the
power and presence of the unifying
Spirit of God that we can experience
and express a true godly devotion to
one another.
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Join us at these local events


mAntioch Baptist Church is having their Annual Fall
Festival on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
There will be a chili dinner, games, hay rides, and a
cake walk. There is no cost for this event and everyone
is welcome to attend.
Antioch is located at 3612 NW 177 Avenue which
is north of Gainesville and south of LaCrosse of SR
121. For more information you may call the church at
386-462-2768
Santa 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 386-853-0040.
oTrunk-or-Treat is being hosted by Fellowship
Church on Oct. 31 from 6:30 9 p.m. This will be
fun and safe trick or treating. The church is located
at 16919 NW US Highway 441, High Springs. For
additional information, call 386-454-1700 or website
www.fellowshiponline.org.
*North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is hosting
Cowboy and Rodeo Day on Nov. 2 at 10:45 a.m.
at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located at
25330 NW County Road 239. Special guests include
Greg and Pam Kirkland, along with special singing by
daughter, Brittani. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m.,
and the Chili Cook-Off is at 12:30. Awards will be
given for the Best Chili, Best Dessert, Best Cowboy
and Cowgirl get-ups! Come prepared to enjoy some of
the best chili and desserts south of the Mason-Dixon
Line!
mFirst United Methodist Church of High Springs
will be having their Fall Celebration on Sunday,
Nov. 2 from 3-6 p.m. Free food, games for all ages, hay
ride, hay maze, cake walk, and inflatables. Entrance is
free. Call 386-454-1255 for more information.
*First United Methodist Church of High Springs
will be having their Fall Celebration on Sunday,
Nov. 2 from 3-6 p.m. Free food, games for all ages, hay
ride, hay maze, cake walk, and inflatables. Entrance is
free. Call 386-454-1255.for more information.
*First United Methodist Church of High Springs
will bd 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.
This 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, High Springs.
NLaCrosse Baptist Church Fall Festival, Country
Store, Fish Fry Dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at
the LaCrosse Baptist Church. Fall Festival Activities
begin at 2 p.m. with booths, cake walk, face painting,.
and hayrides fun for all ages. Country Store will be
open from 2-5 p.m. shop early for Christmas and get
some bargains!
Fried Fish Dinners will be available from 3-5
p.m. Cost of dinWr is $6 (incluAs fish, cheese grits,
baked beans andTead). All proceeds are to benefit
the Building Fund.
Join us for a .ay of fun and fellowship and let us
share with you what God has in store for LaCrosse
Baptist Church and your Community!
nHope CommuIly 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
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Alachua church of Christ'
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & LanyPahman
(386) 462-3326

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


t a ll aints Inglican Ch~urc)
A pa ohrish 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.Alls*intsXnEC.drg


SFellowship
Church
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
16916NWUS Hwy 441, High Springs
386-454-1700 www.FellowshipOnline.org


CHRISTIAN FAMILY WORSHIP
CENTER AND BIBIE COLLEGE
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 1la.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367 Cell: (352) 871-0201


ebristian ife Tellowship
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry -AllAges
Sunday:, SS 9:30 a.mWorship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
www.clfbest.org


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
tfMPAcl liN One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
...i..m.. PIAC aEB --(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


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


First United Methodist
Church ofAlachua
S14805 NW 140it Street 1 462-2443
SRev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
JeffVan Valey, Youth & Chien's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 pmn.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafunmc


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


Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Chur 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship6 pn.; Tuesday: YSB 7 pn.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner
6 pm.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150th Aenue, Alachua
Pastor Wilie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549


Service Times
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
I a t Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
F A M I L Y CH U R c Youth Service'Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
Wtai gth of 386-454-1563
God's W ord. www.impactfamilychurch.com
16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua


Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew UChwdh inWemAlachua Cunty
,PastorTyKeys ,
NewLocation: 25705 SW15Avenuein
Newerry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352)472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am.Nurseryprovided.
For info go towww.gracecomunityPCA.org
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Legacy BEaptist Church
S 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 Jemigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistchurch.org


New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18100 NW262Avenue


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


St. 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
STheme: Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


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


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Hare Krishna Temple
International Society forKrishna
Consciousness (ISKCON)
FounderAcarya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Sunday Services 4:15-7 pp.m: Lecture,
meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
feast. Opentothepublic. (386)462-2017


HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAll Ages 9:30 am..
Worship 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6 pm.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 pm.
highspringscofc@alltel.net
Pastor: Cori Lewis (386)454-2930


Sunday Worship 10:30 AM
Pastor Leonard R.Traina (352)214-4462
Web: www.newlifecommunitychapel.org


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Family Church
SReaching people when' thei arn
2020 NE 15 Street
Sinesville-68
(352) 336-8686


Services
Sunday 11:30a.m. &6 30pm
-of Mite Children's Church 11- 3p am
y oWednesday:
A embly 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 services.
www.riveroflifeassembly.org Pastor Greg Evans 35Y870-7288


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


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CLASSIFIED THURSDAY, OCTOBEi 30, 2008 B3


Hladbua Count p obap





C lassifieds


4 THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
.ORIDA, EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR ALACHUA
COUNTY

PROBATE DIVISION


RE: The Estate of

File Number:
1-2008-CP-1377
CTOR M. SHILLE,

Deceased.
--------------------

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

ie administration of the
tate of VICTOR M. SHILLE,
ceased, whose date of death
is September 9. 2007, File
imber 01-2008-CP-1377 is
,nding in the Circuit Court for
.ACHUA County, Florida,
obate Division, the address of
lich is Post Office Box 600,
ainesville. Florida 32602.
ie names and addresses of
9 personal representative and
e personal representative's
Lorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
id other persons having claims
demands against decedent's
;tate on whom a copy of this
>tice has been served must
a their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
F THE FIRST PUBLICATION
F THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
:TER THE TIME OF SERVICE
F A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
N THEM.
All other creditors of the
-cedent and other persons
having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING 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 first
publication of this notice is
October 23, 2008.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
FOLDS & WALKER, LLC
S. SCOTT WALKER
527 East University Avenue
Post Office Box 1775
Gainesville, Florida 32602
(352) 372-1282
Florida Bar No.: 0394939

Personal Representative:
PATRICIA SHILLE
1807 NW 22nd Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32605

(Published: Alachua County
Today October 23 & 30, 2008)
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE CITY
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
WALDO, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that City
Council of the City of Waldo will
consider the following ordinance
for second and final reading on
November 18, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as may
be heard, at the Yerkes Center,
14245 Cole Street, Waldo,
Florida

All interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE #2008-10

AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF WALDO,
FLORIDA, REQUESTING
AND CONSENTING TO THE
INCLUSION OF ALL OF
WALDO WITHIN A MUNICIPAL
SERVICE TAXING UNIT OF
THE INCORPORATED AREA
OF THE CITY OF WALDO


TO PROVIDE FIRE RESCUE
SERVICES; PROVIDING
FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL
OF SUCH REQUEST AND
CONSENT: PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A copy of the proposed ordinance
is available for public inspection
at City Hall, 14655 Kennard
Street, Waldo, Florida, during
regular business hours.

Persons with disabilities
requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should.contact
City Hall at (352) 468-1001
at least 48 hours prior to the
meeting date.

Please be advised that if a person
decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect
to any matter considered at said
hearing, that person will need
a record of the proceedings,
and that for such purpose, that
person may need to insure that
a verbatim record is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be base
(Published: Alachua County
Today October 30, 2008)
Qualification to Bid
M.M. Parrish Construction
Company invites all
subcontractors to submit
qualifications to bid on the
Easton-Newberry Archery
Sports Complex. The work will
consist of concrete slabs &
tilt wall, masonry, structural
steel, general trades, membrane
roofing, doors, storefront,
metal stud/drywall, flooring,
acoustical ceilings, painting,
casework, misc. specialties,
plumbing, hvac and electrical.
All subcontractors shall be
properly licensed and insured.
We encourage interest from
MBE/WBE subcontractors and
small businesses. Qualifications
are to be submitted on M.M.
Parrish Construction's form
and submitted by November
7, 2008. Forms are available


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(Published: Alachua County
Today October 23, 30, 2008
and November 6, 2008)
ADC Self Storage, in accordance
with the Florida Self Storage Act,
hereby notifies that the following
units are scheduled for public
auction, or other disposal, on
November 17,2008 at 10:00A.M.
The Auction, or other disposal,
will be held atADC Self Storage,
13701 NW US Hwy 441, Alachua,
Florida 32616

D20 Pamela Biggs
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Double wide mobile home for
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end of November. $850 per
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Available Now Furnished 2
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Single female, looking for
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large house in Alachua on 10
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No smoking and no pets. $150
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Available Nov. 3. Call for more
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in quiet, safe area next to river and
state parkwith lovely viewof water.
650.00 month mature individuals


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1 and 2 Bedroom ApartmentA
Starting at $462/month
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14000 NW I54 Ave., Alachua
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High Springs, waterfront 1 br apt
in quiet, safe area next to river and
state parkwith lovely view of water.
500.00 month mature individuals
references, call 352 318 4602,
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4BD/2BA Split Plan on 5 park
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$1650/mo.
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November 1st, from 8AM -1
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The yard sale will be held in
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baseball field at the Highway 441
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Partners in Education


SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua County Today
are partnering to bring you "The Christmas Tree." The purpose
of this campaign is to get young people,reading. Alachua County
Today will publish an eight-chapter' serialized short story, "The
Christmas Tree" 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.


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Chapter One by KayHively


Mary Jo shook all the water out of the old tomato can.She
would need every drop to save the Christmas tree.
As she watched the water disappear into the ground, Mary Jo
buttoned her sweater. A stiff north wind shook the dark green
branches of the little tree. Winter was on its way.
In only a moment, the water that had stood around the tree
was gone. The small puddle of mud was now blowing dust.
As Mary Jo walked back to the house with her empty tomato
can, a truck filled with furniture drove into the yard. The Carters
were moving away going to California.
Mary Jo could see Emma, her best friend, in the back of the
truck. When the vehicle stopped, Emma jumped down and
ran to Mary Jo. The two girls hugged.
Mary Jo squeezed extra tight and tried not to cry:
All of Mary Jo's family came outside to say good-bye.
Mr. Carter said he hated to leave Mississippi, but the farm he
was sharecropping was blowing away and he couldn't make
Sa living any more. Emma's mother told how the well had run
dry and they didn't even have water to drink. That was when
the family decided it was time to leave, she sobbed.
After the good-byes were said, the Carter family drove away.
Mary Jo used the thil of her shirt to wipe away the tears that
tumbled down her face.
If the rains'had come to the Carter farm, Emma might not
be going away.


Classroom Extensions
Things to Think About and Do -
A. Why was the Carter family moving to California? How
'many states will they drive through to get to California?
On'a map, locate the capitals of all the states the
Carters will drive through,
B. Have you ever seen a cotton field? What happens to
cotton when it is taken out of the fields? Look at the
tags on your clothes and see if any of them are made
with cotton.


Life on a Mississippi cotton farm is always hard. But it gets
worse when the Great Depression turns the land to dust. Mary Jo
Drake must decide between saving her tree or doing what's best
for her family.
But things change when a stranger, using a bit of magic, gives
Mary Jo a chance to save "The Christmas Tree."


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Mary Jo could not understand why it rained on their farm .
but not on the Carter farm. Just one good rain had made the
difference. Her family would have a crop, but the Carters had
no cotton to pick.
Mary Jo looked out at the fields behind the house. They were
white, with little speckles of brown, showing where some cotton
bolls had not yet opened. Her daddy had said they were lucky
to have a crop, Even a small crop would keep them going for
another yean
Tomorrow would be Monday. Everyone would get up early
and start picking cotton.
Mary Jo was only 10 years old, but'she would work. She even
had her own cotton sack, just like her brothers, Mac and Morey.
Mac and Morey didn't like to pick cotton, but they liked being
out of school for two weeks and making money. Mary Jo liked
watching the fields turn white. But, best of all, she knew it
would be close to Christmas when all the cotton was picked.
Thinking about Christmas, Mary Jo looked across the back yard
at her little tree. Mr. Brady, the government man, said if she took
care of it, she would have a tree to decorate this year But with o
the drought, Mary Jo worried that her Christmas tree would dry
up, like the cotton on the Carter farm."
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both ofNeosho, Missoun..Produced in partnership with this
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Beautiful double lot with 1998 4BR 3BA
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