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Publication Date: November 27, 2008
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Motorcyclist

critically

injured on

CR241
By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
Amotorcyclistwas critically
injured Saturday after a vehicle
veered into oncoming traffic on
County Road 241 three miles
south ofAlachua.
According to a release from.
the Florida Highway Patrol,
Jeff Buffington, 51, of High
Springs was, wearing a helmet
but was still seriously injured
when Francisco Morales,
45, of Bronson veered into
the northbound lane with his
ACCIDENT:
Continued on page .44


Santa Fe figh


gets high-tech


green thumb
By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter .
AL ACHUA '- Although
December is known for its cold'
weather and disappearance of
green foliage, Santa Fe High
School (SFHS) is helping
the. month, reclaim some
of its colors, thanks to the
construction of a greenhouse at
the school.
The greenhouse, which
will aid in the advancement of
the science and biotechnology
Program at the high school., is
expected to be operational by
the third week in December,
said Principal Bill Herschleb.
The school has already
SFHS:
Continued on page A2


Serving all the Communities ofAlachua County

e star small-town newspaper This newspaper named 2007 Business of the Year -Alachua Chamber of Commerce 250


Judge denies Grapski's bond reduction request


By CRAIG COX & BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter


GAINESVILLE -A judge has denied a M
bond reduction request by political activist a
Charles Grapski, but approved a request by
Grapski's defense attorney to be removed f
from the case due to a conflict of interest. a
At the bond reduction hearing on Nov. r
19, Grapski's attorney attempted to have
him released from jail based on the fact that s
his parents are in poor health, but Judge b
Phylfis Rosier denied the bail, saying his h
release would pose a threat to society. b



Thanksgiving ,


Grapski has been in jail since Oct. 12, grievance
when police say he entered the home of several in
lark Kiester through a side door at 3 a.m. Grapski's
nd refused to leave, has been
He was charged with criminal mischief the right
or breaking a window, and trespassing, counsel.
nd he had a $10,000 bond until it was conditions
evoked. and unhea
Although Grapski has been largely 'aboutthe
ilent on outside political matters since "Food
being held in the Alachua County Jail, he general de
ias been drawing attention from behind
iars. Just last week, Grapski filed a formal




-a family affair


Brothers, NFL players give back to Alachua


against the facility claiming
mate rights violations. Among
chief complaints .are that the jail
systematically denying inmates
to communicate and meet with
Grapski also alleges that living
s are not safe citing dangerous
lthy temperatures and complaints
food.
and nutrition, in particular, a
enial of food of sufficient quality
GRAPSKI:
Continued on page A5


Grapski


New man, same


management style


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Just over,
a month after Alan Hitchcock
announced the sale of his
grocery chain to a Midwest
company, the new management
has settled in for the long run:
Wayne Joselyn, vice
president of Haug Family
Enterprises, said his transition
from an Indianapolis, Indiana
store to the city of Alachua has
been great because both the
weather and the people have
.been warm and welcoming.


Chicago Bears Running Back Adrian Peterson greeted area residents who turned out for the
second annual Adrian Peterson Foundation Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. The everit was
held at the Cleather Hathcock Sr. Community Center in Alachua, Peterson's hometown. .


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Toda v Reporter
ALACHUA For nearly 400 years
Thanksgiving has marked the annual gathering
of friends and family who share in a feast and
show an appreciation for bountiful harvests, good
health, family and for some, football. .But two
Alachua natives have found another way to give
thanks.


National Football League players and brothers
Adrian and Michael Peterson hosted annual turkey
giveaways on Tuesday in Alachua. -Each
brother targeted separate ,groups of 100 area
citizens believed to be in need of assistance on
Thanksgiving.
Adrian Peterson, a Chicago Bears running
GIVEAWAY:
Continued on page A7


"It's been a big change to
a certain extent," he said, "but
I'm really excited to continue
working with Mr. Hitchcock
and current employees to better
the company."
Alan 'Hitchcock said
the number one question he
receives, from area .residents
is whether the store will
continue to sell local products
or if the store will change into
'just another grocery store.'
However, Hitchcock .assures
ITCHCOCK'SS
Continued on page A4


Local program gives

patients a chance at

communication


By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Paul
Loveall has come a long way
from the instant the stroke first
flaunted its wrath by sending
him crashing to the hospital
floor when he fried to stand
on two feet, not knowing the
toll that had been taken on his


body.
Since that day, he has
reclaimed his power to walk,
eat and talk on his own, but
because the stroke had robbed
the sensation from the left side
of the 88-year-old Alachua
man's face, he still' had trouble
using the telephone until a
INDEPENDENCE:
Continued on page A3


Mebane students creative with water towers


Water park opens to frigid temperatures


Over a dozen Mebane Middle
School students competed in the Second
Annual.Water Tower Competition in
Gainesville. Testing their creativity and
engineering skills alike, the youngsters
built water towers judged on cost,
structural and hydraulic efficiency,
as well as artistic value. The teams
of students from Mebane competed


Special to Alachua County Today
against Gainesville schools. Three of
the teams from Mebane received special
recognition for their water towers. The
competition was administered by the
American Water Works Association and
sponsored by Crom Corporation, Jones
Edmunds & Associates, Gainesville
Regional Utilities and Progress Energy.


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA The City of
Alachua water park opened several
weeks ago --just in time for record
low temperatures in the area.
The 850 sq. ft. park, which was
bundled with the skateboard park,
was expected to open in May or
June, but delay after delay pushed
the park's opening black by about
six months.
"We actually ran the water
back in March or April," said
Alachua Recreation Director. Hal
Brady. "But we weren't allowed to
open the park because we had to
have the site permitted first."


Brady said the deadline to have
the park open is next April, so the
park is actually open ahead of
schedule.
"We really wanted to have
it open over the summer when it
was warm, ard it was basically
complete then," he said. "But it's
my fault it wasn't open. I wanted
everything to be just right before
we got it inspected."
Although the park is officially
open, it will only run when the
temperature is over 80 degrees or
during special events so people
can see how it works.
Officials have been working on
WATER PARK:
Continued on page A3


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Months after Alachua recreation officials
hoped a local water park would be
completed, construction and permitting
has been finalized.


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Alachua offers abundance


of holiday events


Special to Alachua County Today
ALACHUA Alachua
-is home to dozens of special
events every year with several
upcoming in December. The City
of Alachua will be holding a Tree
Lighting ceremony and Santa
visit to Alachua on Friday, Dec. 5
at 6 p.m. The Tree Lighting will
take place directly in front of City
Hall (15100 NW 142nd Terrace),
followed by a visit from Santa
and Mrs. Claus on Main Street at
the Theater Park. Once the Tree
Lighting ceremony is complete,
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive
at City Hall and then ride down to
the Theater Park where area youth




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can have their picture taken and
receive a treat bag. The combined
events are scheduled from 6 p.m.
-8 p.m.
"The winter holidays are a
great time of year and we would
love for residents to join us in
spreading the cheer," said City
Manager Clovis Watson, Jr. "Our
staff works hard to put these events
together so that our community
can embrace the spirit of the
season. We encourage everyone
to come out and attend the Tree
Lighting ceremony and then take
their youngsters to see Santa."
The City of Alachua also
partners with the Alachua
Chamber of Commerce for
the annual Alachua Christmas
Parade. The parade will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main
Street at 2 p.m. and the theme
is "Hometown Heroes." The
Chamber is also holding Shop-
Dine-Stroll on Main Street on
Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 during the


evening hours beginning at 6 p.m.
During Shop-Dine-Stroll, Main
Street businesses will be open
late and there will be musical
entertainment, raffles and much
more. As with the Chamber,'
the City also partners with the
Alachua Business League for'
special events during the year
such as the Harvest Festival and
Spring Festival, among others.
"The parade is an annual
favorite of so many in our
community," explained Watson.
"It will be a wonderful occasion
and we invite everyone to come
out and enjoy themselves right
here inAlachua. Shop-Dine-Stroll
has already held two successful
evenings in November and it
provides an economic stimulus
to our Main Street businesses.
We hope everyone can come
out and enjoy The Good Life
Community."
#' # #


High Springs 13th



Annual Twilight



Christmas Parade

Seasonal events on tap in High Springs


Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS The High
Springs Chamber of Commerce,
the City of High Springs and High
Springs Main Street are pleased to
present the 13th Annual Twilight
Christmas Parade in downtown
High Springs at 6 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 6. Special thanks
are in order for Themeworks,
Great Outdoors Restaurant, and
Heritage Mechanical Services.
The Tree and Tree Lighting
Ceremony will be located at the
corer of Main Street and 1st
Avenue. There will be vendors
and activities along with music
and, of course, an opportunity
to visit with Santa, and give
him your wish list. Santa will
be located in the Santa House
(old Fitzpatrick's Irish America
building). Please come see him
arid get your picture taken.


Applications are still being
accepted fortheparade (This year's
theme: Farming andAgriculture in
High Springs at Christmas Time!)
and art, craft and food vendors
for the Christmas Village around
the .Tree Lighting. Visit us online
at www.highsprings.com or call
386-454-3120.
Calendar of Events: Dec. 5,
from 6-9 p.m. Fantastic Friday:
Downtown, more information call
386-454-2889. Dec. 6 from 6-9
p.m. Parade and Tree Lighting:
Downtown, more information call
386-454-3120. Dec. 9.from 6-9
p.m. Chamber Christmas Social,
Location TBA, more information
call 386-454-3120. Dec. 13
from 10 a.m.-12 noon Breakfast
with Santa: Grady House, more
information call 386-454-2889.
Dec. 20 from 6-9 p.m. Historic
Home Tour: High Springs, more
information 386-454-2889
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SFHS:
Continued from page Al


Curriculum being developed to incorporate greenhouse


leveled the site for the $25,000
greenhouse, so the construction
of the greenhouse should not
take very long, Herschleb said.
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which will be about 28 ft. by 95
ft. and will feature work tables
along with an evaporative
cooler to extend the growing
season into the summer months,,
Herschleb said.
Herschleb said he has talked
to a representative from a local
biotech company who has
suggested that the company
may supply the greenhouse with
its products.
"We hope that at one point
[the company] is going to be
helping our students do some
research projects," Herschleb


said. "[The representative] was
excited about letting our kids
explore science using, their
technologies."
Tammy Mandell, the
education and training
coordinator for the University
of Florida Center of Excellence
for Regenerative Health
Biotechnology (CERHB) a*
Progress Corporate Park, said
the center will be working with
the high school to develop its
curriculum to incorporate the
new greenhouse.
'"We've worked very closely


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with them over the past year
to develop the curriculum,"
Mandell said. "The greenhouse
will be very useful because it
allows for an applied science
versus the usual academic
science."
Mandell said the greenhouse
will continue to highlight the
effects ofthe localbiotechnology
industry.
"It's amazing that this is
such a small community, but
it's really such a huge thing in
Florida," she said. "Alachua is
like the seed ofthe biotechnology
program, and this greenhouse is
really a great opportunity for the
students."

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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008 A3
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Community Corner.



Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


mArcher Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at
7 p.n. 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.
mAlachua County Meets the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of .each
month at 9 a.m. at the County
Administration Building, 12
SE 1st Street, Room .209,
Gainesville. Citizen comments
,are taken at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30,
p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the
2nd and 4th Monday of
each month at I p.m. at City
Hall Auditorium. 200 East
University Avenue.


*Hawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each rhonth at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
1High Springs Meets the
2nd and 4th Thursday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. in Cirl
Hall.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
EMicanopy -.Meets the 2nd
Tuesday. of each month at 7:30
p m. at Town Hall.
ENewberry Meets the 2nd
and -lth Mondao ofeach month
at 7 p.m. at Cir Hall
EWaldo. Meets the. 2nd
Tuesday of each month,at. 7
p.m. at. Yerkes Center.


* Alachua Christmas Parade The Alachua
Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the
City of Alachua, is hosting its annual Christmas
Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at 2 p.m.
Starting at North Main and US 441, the parade will
wind through historic downtown Alachua. This
year's winning floats and groups that celebrate this
year's theme will be presented cash awards and
recognition plaques. There is no fee to enter. Come
share the holiday spirit in historic Alachua. Contact
Bud Calderwood for additional information, 386-
462-3229 or gasvet@aol.com. Applications are
available online at www.Alachua.com.
* Alachua Community Market is now
open every Friday (weather permitting) from 2
p.m. to dusk. Vendors welcome. Selling farm
produce, plants, crafts, green products. For
more information: healthnews@windstream.net,
386-418-1234. Volunteers needed to help develop
this community space. The market is located at
14804 NW 140 Street, one block from Main Street
in downtown Alachua.
* The City of Newberry's Parks & Recreation


basketball registration has begun! From Nov. 1
- 30, boys and girls ages 6-14 can be registered
online at Cityofiewberryfl.com or at the Parks &
Recreation Office, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. 12:30
p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. The registration fees cost $65.
For more information call 352-472-5663
a Venders needed Dec. 6 at the High Springs
Lions Club pre-Christmas garage/yard sale.
Outdoor sites 12' x 12' -$12 /Indoor $20. Tables
provided if needed $5. Limited space. Call Regina
386-496-8065.
* Free Women's Workshop, Frozen Sea Inside
of Me. The workshop will be held at the Cleather
Hathcock Community Center located at 15818
NW 140th Street, Alachua, FL. The workshop will
be held on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hathcock
Center in Alachua. The Frozen Sea is a workshop
of women sharing hurt, pain, and the joy of letting
it all go. At the workshop everyone will receive a
gift bag as well as aPillow made of love and lunch.
You will be able to talk as well as listen during this
workshop. Why is it called Frozen? Have you ever
held on to something so long that it becomes of


a part of your body (pain,) it becomes frozen and
pushed inthe back of your mind and heart. It's time
to melt, talk about it and let it go. The climax will
be at Crusader's for Christ inAlachua at 7 p.m. with
guest speaker Prophetess Christine Campbell from
Holy Temple of Tallahassee, Florida.
m All Interested Coaches Middle School Girls
Fastpitch Softball coaches and schools interested
in playing softball from January through Mach
7. There will be a meeting in Gainesville at the
Martin Luther King Center in the meeting room
Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call
386-462-1610
m The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring
a Parish Fish Fry at St. Madeleine Catholic
Church on Friday, Dec. 5 from 4-6:30 p.m.
Menu is fried fish, hush puppies; Victor's cheese
grits, corn on the' cob and Bill's coleslaw... all for
$7. Proceeds will go into building for the future
of St. Madeleine. The fish fry pavilion is located
on the church grounds (17155 NW US Highway
441, High Springs). For further information, call
the church office at 386-454-7265.


Hawthorne woman dies in crash


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
HAWTHORNE -AHawthorne Middle High
School custodian was killed in a crash in Putnam
County Thursday night, and two students were
critically injured in the accident. An Interlachen
teenager was also killed in the crash.
Stacy A. Nelson, 43, Hawthorne, died at about
11:50 p.m. when she pulled her 2003 Mazda into
the path of a Dodge pickup at the intersection 6f
State Road 20 and Twin Lakes Road, according
to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report.
Three passengers in the back seat of Nelson's
car were ejected. FHP identified them as: Sonya
Wilson, 17, a junior at Hawthorne Middle High;
and Rachel Clardy, 14, a seventh-grader at


Hawthorne Middle High; and Nicholas Burman,
21, of Interlachen.
Justin R. Gouse, 16, of Interlachen, was
pronounced dead at Shands at the University of
Florida.
The driver of the Dodge pickup, Shannon N.
Stringer, 21, of Hollister, was treated for minor
injuries at Putnam Medical Center, and her
passenger, Ashley Reyes, 20, of:Hollister, was
taken to Shands at UF with serious injuries.
Stringer was the only person in the wreck
who was wearing her seat belt.
FHP officers are still determining if alcohol
was involved in the crash, and charges are
pending further investigation, according to the
FHP report.


local, nonprofit program gave
him the means to. do everyday
tasks.
"From the damage dn my
left side,-if I had a business
transaction and needed to write
something down, I couldn't do
it because the phone would slip
right off my face, and I couldn't
feel where it was," Loveall said.
"I just couldn't do it. It was quite
embarrassing."
The saving grace was the
RC 200 voice activated, hands-
free telephone from Florida
Telecommunications Relay, Inc.
(FTRI), a statewide, nonprofit
organization that donates
services and equipment at no
cost to those hard of hearing,
deaf, blind and speech impaired.
Loveall's existing hearing
'impairment made him qualified
for the program.
"I was having a lot of trouble
taking messages, but with this
phone the speaker phone is much
louder, and now I can speak and
write down messages and have
no problems," Loveall said.
'Alachua County's Florida
Telecommunications Relay
service is offered through The
Center for Independent Living
of North Central Florida located
at 222 S.W. 36th Terrace in
Gainesville. The program has
centers in 16 counties in Florida,
and three are in the North Central
Florida area.
"Our goal is to help people
live as independently as
possible," said Myrtle Hoffman,
FTRI services program director.


"When things get in your path,
this is our way of taking away
that obstacle and giving back
that dignity."
Through 'the program,
permanent -Florida residents
ages three or older with a
certified hearing,, speech or
visual disability are eligible to
receive the specialized phones
free of charge. According to
Hoffman, the program aims to
help people stay connected to
family and friends and prevent
withdrawal because of their
disabilities.
"Keeping people connected
.gives them independence,"
Hoffnan said. "To you, a
telephone is a telephone. To
them it is their lifeline to the
world,"
All services and products are
provided free of charge since
the Florida Legislature passed
the Telecommunications Access
'System Act in 1991 which
guaranteedthose hard ofhearing,
deaf, blind or speech impaired
access to telecommunications.
Every month, an 11 cent
surcharge tax is implemented
on every landline telephone
in Florida which pays for the
program instead of grants or
government funding.
The program also offers
followuptrainingto help patients
understand the equipment and
provides assistance in setting up
the equipment in their homes.
According to Hoffman, there
is a high need for this service in
the area since 38,000 Alachua


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County residents are hard of
hearing or deaf.
For these hearing impaired
patients, specialized telephones
with amplified rings, flashing
lights that signal when the
telephone rings and caption texts
that display the conversations",
similar to the captions on
televisions,, are provided. Text
telephones with computer style
keyboards are available for
patients with speech disabilities,
and brail keyboards are provided
for the blind.
Those interested in taking
advantage of these services can
call The Center for Independent
Living at 352-378-7474.
Although Hoffman makes
frequent trips to Alachua
County's, veterans hospital for
information sessions, there are
still people suffering by not
being able to talk to their families
and friends, or feeling a loss of
independence by relying on a
spouse to make appointments
over the phone.
"That's the thing," Hoffman
said. "Some people have no
knowledge of the program, and
my position is to get the word
out there. Some people are
reluctant to ask for help, but
once they realize this is the only
way to communicate, they come
back."
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the idea of a water park for about five years, and
the park has key advantages that make it a good fit
for the community, Brady said.
"The liability for this park is really low, and it
fits in with the operation of the recreation center,"
Brady said. "It also recycles water, so we don't
have to worry about wasting anything,"
Thetotal cost ofthe recreation center additions,
which include the skateboard park and water park,
is $290,000, he said.
The city covered $145,000 of the cost to build
the park, and the Florida Department of Recreation
provided a grant to fund the remaining costs.


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Alachua County- Humane
Society and Maddie's Pet
Rescue Project of Alachua
County announce the 7th
Annual Home for the Holidays
Adoptathon to be held on the
South Lawn behind Macy's at.
the Oaks Mall on Dec. 6 and 7.
Hundreds. of0cats and dogs.
will be available for adoption
looking to have the luckiest
day of their lives; the day that
they go to their forever homes!
Animals of all shapes and
sizes will be looking for their
new homes during the event.
Whether you are looking for
a dog. or cat or just'to expand
your current family you will be
able to find the perfect match.
The Maddie's Pet Rescue
Project of Alachua County is
composed of five partners: The
lead agency, Alachua County
Humane Society, Puppy Hill
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Works with Alachua County
Animal Services to re-home
and rehabilitate thousands
of animals each yea. Every
adoption is another life saved
in our community.
Last year more than 200
animals found homes during
this event, and with your help,
we hope to break that record this
year. With your support we can
end euthanasia of healthy and
treatable animals in Alachua
County for good.
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City officials have plans to expand the park in
the near future if the funds become available.
Officials recently created a "wish list" for the
revenues generated by a proposed countywide
half-cent sales tax, and included in the wish list
is a $150,000 expansion for the. park. Voters
approved the tax during the Nov. 4 election.
Brady said because ofrecent budget constraints
and the slowing economy, the park is not as high on
the priority list. 6ther projects must be completed
before the park is expanded, including the second
phase of the Hathcock Community Center.
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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008
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A Christmas Carol scheduled


to open November 28


By KEES BOER
Today Entertainment Writer
Hannah Montana scores
huge locally as well as
nationally, which is no surprise
since this show does present the
"Best of Both Worlds."
The show stars Miley Cyrus,
daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus,
who also plays her on-screen
dah. Jason Earles plays Miley's
brother, and Emily Osment
plays Lilly Truscot, Miley's
best friend.
While Miley goes to school,
no one realizes that indeed she
is the huge pop star, Hannah
Montana, because she in
disguise.
Ever since the.show aired
on Disney Channel, it has been
one of the biggest success
stories of the Disney Channel.
SMillions of people have tuned
in. People love it and within a
few months, Miley had been on
the cover of many teenage pop
star type magazines. One has
only to visit a Wal-Mart store
to see posters and promotional
items about her.
I remember just four years
ago while doing an interview
with Billy Ray Cyrus when
he talked about her activities,
"She is in L.A. right now,
working on a different project.


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She's probably going.to have
her own show soon... She is
really serious about her acting
career."
She has become a huge
success since then. Don't
believe me? Then, just check
out the magazine section in any
grocery store where magazines
like Popstar, Tigerbeat, etc...
feature Miley on the cover. For
* all intents and purposes, she has
replaced Hilary Duff as the new
face of the "tween" generation.
I even know of a young man
named Caleb, who is such a fan,


that he bought a star in the
constellation of Sagittarius
galaxy and named it the
"Miley Cyrus' Star."
If you haven't seen the
Hannah Montana Show,
you can catch the entire
first season on a recently
released Disney DVD set.
The show is sure to entertain
those "tweeners" and is
age appropriate as well,
scoring big in 122 countries
worldwide.
The DVD set comes
with four different disks
featuring the complete
first season of the Hannah
da Montana show. It also offers
ley some nice extra featurettes
ed. including a. visit to Miley
Cyrus' hometown. I have no
reservations recommending
this DVD as good family fare
entertainment.
Editor's Note:' Today
Entertainment Writer
Kees Boer is committed to
Compassion International, an
organization that helps children
in developing countries through
education, health services and
spiritual guidance. This week,
Kees dedicates his article
to Lizeth Pillco, a child he
sponsors through Compassion
International.


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Special to Alachua County Today ofradio days gone by) makes for
a truly enjoyable story-telling
HIGH SPRINGS The experience.
High Springs Community Immediately following each
Theater is excited to announce one hour story telling will be a
the presentation of"A Christmas reception where audiences can
Carol" followed by holiday meet the actors, enjoy holiday
refreshments and singing. refreshments, and join in some
This Christmas High Springs traditional caroling.
has something special to look "This will be an opportunity
forward to. Everyone has heard for family and friends to gather
of the traditional Dickens tale together and experience the
of "A Christmas Carol," but true meaning of the holiday
the High Springs Community season" says Tony Boothby,
Theater guarantees you have director. As a gift to patrons,
never heard the story told the High Springs Community
quite like this. In this unique Theater is offering tickets for
production you can sit back, this production at only $5 for
relax, and enjoy this story telling everyone, so make sure to get
as 10 talented actors use voice yours as soon as possible.
and expression to tell the story This story telling of "A
of Scrooge and his tumultuous Christmas Carol" opens Friday,
journey to find the true spirit of Nov. 28 and runs through
Christmas. The talent of these Sunday, Dec. 14. Showtimes
10 actors combined with on- are Fridays and Saturdays at
stage sound effects (indicative 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.


HITCHCOCK'S: N '0bs
Continued from page Al 1
people that the new owners have madevery effort
to continue the same path as best they can.
"There will be changes," he said, "and if Alan
Hitchcock had been running it, there would have
been changes also, because we were always looking
to improve."
Joselyn said he will continue the traditions of
the store, including the sale of local products and
meats, but he also has plans to build new stores and
renovate the existing ones..
Hitchcock is in the process of selling his
final store in Archer, but he will continue to stay
involved with the company in an advising capacity,
although he believes Joselyn has great insight and
motivation to improve the company, he said.
"[Joselyn]'s got a lot of good, fresh ideas and


ACCIDENT:
Continued from page Al


Ford pickup truck and struck the left side of
Buffington.
Buffington would likely not have survived
according to hospital officials had it not been for
a trauma kit and training received by deputies and
officers just hours before the accident.
According to an Alachua County Sheriff's
Office (ACSO) spokesman, Gainesville Police-
Department Sgt. Dan Stout and ACSO Deputies
Ben Fair and Travis Benton and Deputy Trainee
Robert Dean arrived on the scene just 25 hours
after having received special training and a kit


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is working very hard to gain an understanding of
Hitchcock's,and its people," he said. "For the most
part, his direction has been that if it's not broken,
let's not try to fix it."
Hitchcock's Supermarkets started as a single
store in 1945 and has grown to include 12 stores,
850 employees and $100 million in annual sales.
Hitchcock sold 11 of his 12 stores to Haug
Family Enterprises, which operates as Hometown
Supermarkets in Florida.
When the new owners stepped into the
company, all current Hitchcock's employees kept
their jobs, but Joselyn was brought in to take over
the management of the company.
# # #


to deal witl such traumatic accidents. The kits,
officials say, include blood clotting agents and
tourniquets.
Buffington was rushed to Shands Hospital
at the University of Florida with serious injuries
while Morales was transferred to North Florida
Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
: The blood alcohol results of Morales are still
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008 A5


GRAPSKI:
Continued from page A

Complaining of food, living conditions and communication issues
and quantity' for nutritional requirements, and Grapski had entered the Alachua Police
particular abuses significantly below even minimal Department (APD) offices to get information
nutritional guidelines," Grapski's complaint said. about a closed case, and when Jernigan told him
Because of hs incarceration, Grapski was he had no further information, Grapski was asked
not able to participate in a hearing scheduled for to leave..However, Grapski refused to leave, and
Oct. 28 and 29 at the Division of Administrative Jemigan locked him out of the building.
Hearings (DOAH) in Tallahassee, Florida. Grapski banged on the door, and police
Grapski had been slated to face three charges of arrested him. Grapski kicked Jernigan in the leg,
breaking Florida's election laws. head-butted another officer in the chin and kicked
The Florida Elections Commission filed a third officer in the hand, police said.
formal charges earlier this year, alleging that Following his first appearance after his arrest,
Grapski failed to file numerous required campaign Grapski was taken back to the Alachua County
reports in connection with his run for 2007 City Jail where he was to undergo a routine strip search
of Alachua commission and 2006 race for state before entering the general population of the jail.
representative. However, Grapski refused to be strip searched,
The alleged violations all relate to financial and officers sprayed him with pepper spray.
contributions and expenditure reports. He reportedly became violent, and detention
Administrative Law Judge Kent Wetherell, officers had to place him in a restraining chair.
who is overseeing the election violations case, One detention officer reported an elbow injury as
ordered on Sept. 19 that the Oct. 28 date was a result of the scuffle.


final.
"No further continuances will be granted
absent a showing of exceptionally good cause..'."
Wetherell wrote.
But after Grapski had been jailed, Wetherell
postponed the hearing and had given the political
activist until Nov. 30 to get out of jail. That
seems unlikely to happen given the denial of bond
reduction request last week.
Grapski was also arrested last year on charges
of battery on law enforcement officers after a
confrontation with former Alachua Police Chief
Robert Jernigan.





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hospitalized due to deteriorating health stemming
from a hunger strike. His bond was soon reduced
from $60,000 to $1,500 because his healthcare
was costing the county a large amount of money,
according to the State Attorney's Office.,
Grapski was ordered to undergo a mental
health evaluation before posting bond, and he was
prohibited from contacting Jernigan or Alachua
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High Springs
allow Sunday ,.


Little did the Plymouth Colony Pilgrims and the
Wamponoag Indians know what they started with
that first Thanksgiving in 1621 as they gave thanks
for the bountiful harvest that was instrumental in
the colonists' very survival during that first harsh
winter in the Americas.
To this day, Thanksgiving remains
special time of year when families and i
friends come together and celebrate
with food, good times and each other.
But-today's Thanksgi\ing surpasses
Christmas for sheer hedonistic
pleasure. Christmas is the big kahuna.
the whole ball of wax. Thanksgi\ ing, '
on the other hand, offers a celebration 1
with-no strings attached -no mad rush
to open gifts, attend church and then
serve up a gazillioh course meal.
Who would have thought in colonial
America that Thanksgiving would
evolve into a national holiday when Ellen B
people would admittedly look forward
to stuffing themselves until they are...stuffed...
with food...and overloaded by football rivalries.
Thanksgiving allows everyone, even the most
dedicated (do I hear fanatic) dieters, to throw
caution and moderation to the. wind 'and enjoy
eating everything..
Face it. Thanksgiving is all about food and.
football. Yes, and being thankful thankful for


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pounds reported in 2004. And what
weight has increased 67-percent since
turkeys averaged 18 pounds.
Talk about butterballs!
While families are truly the fo
Thanksgiving get together, the nob
undisputed star, garnering the spotlig
center, and even going as far as pres
the festivities begin.
But the significance of Thapksgiv
than a single meal, an eloquently ro
or a day filled with television and foc
Thanksgiving is, above all, the day wl
from the clamor of our daily lives to
with our loved ones, thankful they ar
and lovingly remember those who a
with us.
It's somehow comforting to knov
years later, that the Pilgrims and the
Indians had it right after all.
Blessings to all for a Thanksgivi
with healthy servings of family, I
memories.

Agree, disagree, don't care?
Ellen via email at ellen@alachua
Just remember, if you don't
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Taking back a town one
commissioner at a time


The recent election in High Springs for
citc commissioner sounded the death knell
)cal point of for "business as usual" commissioners. The
le bird is the change actually began last year when Bill
ght front and Coughlin won in a three-way race in %which
cribing when the sitting commissioners were firmly behind
one of his opponents. Coughlin has proved
ving is'larger to be the %oice of the people, successfully
)asted turkey denying prohibitive property tax increases in
otball games. the face of the united opposition of the other
hen wepause four commissioners.
break bread The Alachua Count' Today reported the
e in our lives, shocked reaction of Mr. Eppenstein to his
ire no longer recent loss. Eppenstein learned that you
can "fool enough of the people" for only a
w, some 387 limited period of time. The people of High
Wamponoag Spnngs finally realized that Mr. Eppenstein's
public grandstanding (especially during
ing complete commission meetings) is exceeded only
daughter and by his abundant arrogance. Unfortunately,
there were only three candidates running for
two positions, otherwise Mr. Travis would
Contact also ha\e been unseated; however, his time
today.com will come in three years.
want your I admitted voted for Mr. Tra\is the
first time he ran with the hope that he would
be the \oice of sanity on a commission of
male olent people, but he quickly assimilated
with the other rump smoochers who utilize
the local police as their personal thugs
against individuals who dare to complain
about their actions (1 can site two incidences
of this). With the knowledge that one of the
sitting commissioners would be re-elected,
S the public was handed a choice between the
de\il and the deep blue sea. Thankfully, due
to the concerted effort of the electorate, the
de\il lost.
The people are \oting these self-serving,
-pompous peacocks out of office, one
commissioner at a time. In the next two years.
S- Mr. Gabriel and Mr Williams will have their
chance to be repudiated by High Springs'
citizens. It is important that the citizens find
S qualified individuals such as Mrs Shupe
to contest their seats. Otherwise, the town
ill continue to mire in its stagnated state
for \ears to come, and fiscal irresponsibility
will waste their tax dollars.
Lohren Edney
High Springs





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the food and the football.
Admittedly we give thanks for what we have,
but I've never seen anyone lying around groaning
after a Thanksgiving dinner because of too many
blessings.
More likely, the culprits are
too man\ servings of turkey,
dressing topped off by pumpkin
Spice and brains mesmerized into
S- a near catatonic state by pigskin
overload
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a bit too much, or are whipped into
S a state of exhaustion by preparing
the main course, just remember
i it could be worse. You might
ha\e been one of the 271 million
W tUturke s raised in this country in
2008. And as %e all know, life
expectancy for those gobblers
oukari falls to a precariously low level
this time of year.
And if you're feeling blue because you've put
on a few pounds over the past few years, chins
up, you're in good company. Those 271 million
turkeys valued at over $3.7 billion weigh in at
7.9 billion pounds. The USDA reports that the
average weight of turkeys increases each year,
and in 2007 edged upwards of 30 pounds, greater
than the previous year's 28.2 pounds, and the 27.2


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GIVEAWAY:
Continuedfrom page Al

Brothers give out some 200 turkeys


back, greeted throngs of area
seniors at the Cleather Hathcock,
Sr. Community Center around
mid-day where each was given
a turkey to help with the big
Thanksgiving dinner.
Before the giveaway,
Peterson spoke about his
organization, the Adrian
Peterson Foundation, and what
the community meant to him.
"No matter' where I
am, Chicago, California or
anywhere, everyone knows
I'm from Alachua and this will
always be my hometown," he
told the gathering of seniors.
"I know most of the seniors
in [Alachua] and this is just a
good way of giving back to my
community.
"These were the people who
were involved in my life when
I was growing up, and I feel
it's time for me to give back,"
Peterson said in an interview.
Hours later, Adrian's
older brother and football star
Michael Peterson hosted a
turkey giveaway on his, own.
Michael, a Jacksonville Jaguars
linebacker, gave away another
100 turkeys to many of the
area's needy families, identified
through children at Alachua's
schools.
Setup in front ofHitchcock's
Market in Alachua, the Jaguars
player, not only gave away
turkeys and pies, but autographs
as well.
Both Michael and Adrian
Peterson were joined by family
members and friends including
parents Reatha and Porter
Peterson sister Keisha and
brother Rodney.
The Peterson brothers both
played football at Santa Fe High
School. Adrian Peterson, 29,
graduatedfromGeorgiaSouthein
University where he starred on
the 1999 and 2000 NCAA IAA
national championship teams
before being drafted by the NFL


in 2002. Michael Peterson, 32,
graduated from Santa Fe High
School and continued on in his'
football career at the University
of Florida where he starred on
the 1996 national championship
team.


This year marked the ninth
annual turkey and Thanksgiving
dinner giveaway which was first
started by Michael Peterson.
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BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Ten-year-old Chris Rivers displays his Michael Peterson
autograph as he and his nine-year-old brother John share a
photp opportunity with the Jacksonville Jaguar Linebacket
Tuesday afternoon.


BRYAN BOUKARIAlachia County Today
It's all smiles for 10-year-old Eric Grant as he poses for a photo
with Jacksonville Jaguar Michael Peterson during the annual
Mike Peterson Foundation Thanksgiving turkey giveaway in
front of Hitchcock's Market Tuesday afternoon.


Safeguards for all stages of life


offered by Social Security


By DONNA MAITLAND
U.S. Social Security Administration
Special to Alachua County Today .

Each stage of life youth,
middle age, retirement -comes
with its own set of financial
concerns. Luckily, just by
having a better understanding
of the Social Security program
you should be able to calm
some of those concerns.
The first thing you need to
know is that Social Security is
much more than a retirement
program. Of the 50 million
Americans receiving Social
Security benefits, nearly one-
third are not retired workers
or their dependents. They are
severely disabled workers
and their families, or the
survivors of a- deceased
worker covered by Social
Security.. These non-
retirement Social Security
benefits can be especially
important to young
workers because about
one in eight young people
will die before retirement,
and about one in four willI
become disabled.
While the death of a
husband, wife, or parent is
emotionally devastating,
it can often be financially
devastating as well. Social
Security provides monthly
survivors benefit checks
to help the family of a
deceased worker continue
on.


Social Security
disability protection is
equallyvaluable. Relatively
few workers have an
employer-provided, long-
term disability policy. With
Social Security, however,
the average worker has the
equivalent of a disability
insurance policy that would
pay monthly benefits to


both the worker and his or her
family, based on his or her
lifetime earnings. So you can
rest a little easier knowing that
Social Security provides some
measure of security, if life does
not turn out as planned.
On the other hand, if you
do work and retire as planned,
Social Security is the foundation
for a secure retirement. For the
average wage earner, Social
Security will replace about
40-percent of. pre-retirement
earnings. And you can earn a
higher benefit by choosing to
retire a little later instead of a
little earlier.
The Social Security
Statement that you receive in


the mail each year provides an
estimate of your retirement,
survivors, and disability
insurance benefits. If you'd
like to try out some different
scenarios and see how
different retirement ages and
future earnings may change
your retirement picture, visit
Retirement Estimator at www.
socialsecurity.gov/estimator.
It's a quick, accurate, and
easy way to plan for your
retirement.
If you would like more
information about these Social
'Security programs, visit www.
socialsecurity.gov.
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Sheriff Sadie Darnell

Home and holiday travel safety


Thanksgi\wng brings.
holiday travel to spend nme with
friends and family. Remember
to secure and protect your home
before leaving. Use timers
on inside lights and close the
blinds so that you do not allow
the contents of your home to
show. 'If you have a trusted
friend or relative that is staying
behind ask them to check on
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your home and be sure to leave
outside lighting on. There is
nothing worse than returning
home .and realizing you have
been the victim of a crime..
When traveling, if you
decide to stay in a hotel park
your vehicle in a well lit area
and remove all the valuables
from sight. Scan the parking lot
for suspicious circumstances
or people before exiting your
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vehicle. This will be your
home away from home so you
must also practice good crime
prevention measures here.
Once in your room, store all
valuables in a safe either in your
room or at the front desk. Do
not enter your room if you see
someone loitering around the
entrance,reportthisimmediately
either to law enforcement or
the front desk. Make sure the


locks function correctly. If you
must leave your room hang
the do not disturb sign on the
door. Request a map of the area
from the front desk and ask for
their recommendation for safe
eateries, shopping areas and
exercise areas. Last but not
least, know the address and your
room number in case you must
call for emergency services.


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Matthew
Clayton
Hampson
White Male,
11/08/69
5'10", 140 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Controlled Sub-
stance, Posses-
sion of Marijua-
na,'Possession
Narcotics Para-
phernalia


Brian
Schendel
White Male,
5'7",7
03/30/1989
Black Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possess
Narcotic
Equipment
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I racy Leon
Smith
Black Male,
11/03/86
6'01", 200 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sale of Cocaine
within 1000 ft.
of Specified
Area, Posses-
sion of Cocaine


Schwanna
Renae Smith
Black Female,
07/14/72
5'02", 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Neglect


Oshea
Lamar
Stevens
Black Male,
08/01/81
6'04", 230 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sale of
Cocaine


David H.
Warner
White Male,
5'11", 2/5/63
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order of
Arrest,
Criminal
Mischief


Alisha Joelle
Hilleary
White Female,
5'06, 4/8/81
Blonde Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Petit Theft (2
counts), Posses-
sion of a con-
trolled substance
without prescrip-
tion (2 counts),
Possession of
Marijuana less
than 20 grams


Broderick
King
Black Male,
5'03",
8/12/1984
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Narcotic
equipment
Possession


Emanuel
Bruce Hardy
Black Male,
6'01",
12/7/83
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sale of
Marijuana,
Possession of
Marijuana
over 20 grams


Tesheirra
Douglas
Black Female,
5'03",
11/4/1984
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Disorderly
Conduct
(Affray)


Kathleen Mary
Book
White Female,
5'07"
5/25/62
Blonde Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Worthless
Checks (7
counts)


Robert L.
Habersham
Black Male,
5'08",
8/17/69
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Aggravated
Stalking


Jason Deane
Morales
White Male,
12/06/72
6'03", 190 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft,
Passing
Forged Check


Robert
Eugene Albert
White Male,
5'10",
12/30/69
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft


Katashawa
Tuneka Brown
Black Female,
05/02/77
5'01", 180 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Petit
Theft x2


Charles
Casey
White Male,
5'09"
Grey Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order


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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
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Jesus brings grace, hope and love

In the Gospel of Saint Luke, there is a because Christ is the Lord of Heaven and
touching account of life, death, compassion, Earth, of life and death.
and the power of our Savior over death. It's Jesus gave the young man back to his
typical of Saint Luke to emphasize the poor, mother, proving that He is the Lord over
the needy, outcasts, and women. He places death and sorrow through this event in a
a good deal of attention on the role that little town called'Nain-or pleasantness.
women played in the life and ministry of But there is something more here in St.


Jesus Christ, so it's no surprise
that he includes this dramatic
miracle in his Gospel.
Nain, a small town a few
miles south of Nazareth, is where
this event takes place that draws
Jesus' attention. Interestingly,
this town's name, Nain, comes
from the Hebrew word meaning,
"pleasantness or beauty." On
the day Jesus-came to Nain, the
town was anything but pleasant,
because a mother is mourning
her only son whom she is about
to bury. The sorrow of the
woman is easily understood
by anyone who has lost loved
ones. It's extremely difficult


THE VEN. JOHN E.
PLEASURE
All Saints Anglican
Church, Gainesville.
A parish of the
Christian Episcopal
Church,


to be separated from them, and their death
leaves an emptiness in our hearts. St. Luke
tells that she is also a widow and so we
understand more about her loss-her son,
now has also been taken away. Since this
was her only child, there was already a deep
attachment, but she also depended on her
son's being there for her when she was old.
The son will not be there for her. Her flesh
and blood, her companion and her friend,
is dead.
We read, "when the Lord saw her, he had
compassion on her. This literally means
he entered into her sympathy. This also is
not too hard for us to understand; we too
.have felt sorrow upon hearing of the death
of someone we never knew. But Jesus did
more than sympathize with the grieving
mother. He told her not to weep, to end her
sorrow and wailing. In these simple words,
"do not weep Jesus wasn't scolding her for
her emotions; He was communicating hope
to her. He was communicating grace to her.
He was communicating love to her.
He walked up to the bier, touched it and
said, "young man, Isay toyou, arise. Could
there be any greater proof of the divinity of
Jesus Christ than raising the .dead by His
Word? If the worlds were created by the
power of His word, what more is needed to
raise the dead than a simple word, "arise"?
So the young man sat up! Of course he did,


Luke's recounting of this event.
None of the other Gospel writers
included this miracle, and its
uniqueness fits quite well into
St. Luke's methods. Typically,
St. Luke emphasized the outcast,
the poor, and especially women.
This is shown in the attention
that St. Luke gives to the
annunciation, the birth of Jesus,
and the life of the Blessed Virgin
Mary. The other Gospel writers
don't give as much attention to
the Blessed Mother of God.
It is also known that St. Luke
was an historian who gathered
his material from sources close
to Jesus. It's within reason to


expect that among his interviews in writing
the life and ministry of Jesus, St. Luke spoke
with the Blessed Virgin. The events of
Jesus' childhood are remembered because,
as St. Luke writes, "But Mary kept all these
things, and pondered [them] in her heart."
(St. Luke 2:19)
Is impossible thatwith St. Luke's.emphasis
upon the Blessed Virgin Mary, this miracle
in Nain seemed appropriate to include?
There, are some interesting similarities to
consider: 1) the woman was a widow; 2)
the woman had only one son; 3) the only
son bor to her died; 4) the restoration- to
new life of the son came from the mighty
hand of God; 5) the Son was returned to the
-mother.
Whether it is coincidence or intentional, I
believe that St. Luke's purpose for including
this miracle remains a vivid lesson to us
about the love of God, the compassion of,
Jesus Christ, and the great miracle-working
ability which comes from the hand of God
t* his children.
Whatever our circumstances are,
however hopeless our lives may seem,' we
must not forget that our God loves us, that
He is merciful, and He is always ready to
touch us with his healing touch.
# # #


Join us at these local events


mOrdination service of Minister Nyron
Perryn Jenkins and Minister LaShandra
Nicole Jenkins will be Sunday, Dec. 7 at
4 p.m. at Female Protective Society, 12610
NW 39 Avenue, Gainesville.
EThe Knights of Columbus are
sponsoring a Parish Fish Fry at St.
Madeleine Catholic Church on Friday,
Dec. from 4-6:30p.m. Menu is fried fish,
hush puppies, Victor's cheese grits, corn
on the cob and Bill's coleslaw... all for $7.
Proceeds will go into building for the future
of St. Madeleine. The fish fry pavilion
is located on the church grounds (17155
NW US Highway 441, High Springs). For
further information, call the church office at
386-454-7265;


*There will be a Gospel sing at Union
Baptist Church (four miles west of
Newberry) on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.
The Gospel sing will feature the Hope Street
group performing "Acapella Christmas"
with refreshments to follow. Come and
expect a blessing.
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.
* Hare 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
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday BibleClasses 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: GeneBurgett& Lary Pahman
(386) 462-3326



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


First United Methodist
Church ofAlachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc


Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Consciousness (ISKCON)
Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
SAC. 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


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




* of Life
Assembly ofGod
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua
www.riveroflifeassembly.org


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


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


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

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., 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.
Nursery Provided
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18100NW262Avenue

Services
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday:
Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services.
Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


CHRISTIAN FAMILYWORSHIP
CENTER ANDBIBE 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 11a.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367 Cell: (386) 878-9568


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


i FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
IMPAcT ING One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
-i'....-c .....h. (386) 462-1337
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Worship
Wednesday: 6 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministries, Youth Activities
and Choir Rehearsal. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study


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


GRACE CHURCH OF THE
NAZARENE
210 SANTA FE BLVD/HWY 441,
HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 AM
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP 11AM
S SUNDAYEVENING WORSHIP 6 P.M
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP 7 P.M.
Pastors James Lawhun'386-454-9709
and Larry Haley 386-454-0720
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME! Come join us!


? Service Times
f ) Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
e Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
F A l I L V C H U R C H Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson "
mpai",th of 386-454-1563
With (de Word." www.impactfamilychurch.com
S 16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua


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.
Moving Worship 11 am.-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.rm 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
Theme: "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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PASSAGEE
:amily Church
1,. .. l., people when' th, i an"
2020 NE 15 Streect
Gaincsville
(352) 336-8686


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 pm.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.
First Presbyterian
Church
of Alachua
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
(386)462-1549
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
www.firstpresalachua.org
Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Cudrh in WestemAlachua County
Pastor Ty Keys I
New Location: 25705 SW 15Avenue in
Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am. Nursery provided.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love ofChrist by Lifting Up
the Name ofCluist-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

Legacy Baptist Church
Sunday Services at illi \f I. hiIu Women's
( lul' ?' S. Main St., Alachua
L( -hlh i i.' School 9:30 am
Clhurch Service -10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pm
Pastor John Jerigan (386) 454-5529
www.legacybaptistchurch.org

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

St. 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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P.O. Box 2135, Alachua, FL 32616

BY FAX
|38o) 462-45'o9


NOTICE OF ACTION; NOTICE
OF PETITION AND HEARING
TO TERMINATE PARENTAL
RIGHTS PENDING
ADOPTION

TO: Michael Edelen, a Caucasian
male born December 26, 1977,
whose approximate height is
6'0" with brown hair and brown
eyes, whose approximate weight
is not known, whose approximate
age is 39 and whose last known
address is 8921 SW 8th Avenue,
Gainesville,4 Florida 32607.

A petition to terminate parental
rights pending adoption has been
filed. There will be a hearing
on the petition to terminate
parental rights pending adoption
on December 17, 2008 at 9:45
a.m. before The Honorable
James P. Nilon, Circuit Court
Judge, at the Alachua County
Courthouse, Courtroom 3D,
201 East University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32601. The
court has set aside 15 minutes
for this hearing.

UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO TIMELY FILE A WRITTEN
RESPONSE TO. THIS NOTICE
AND THE PETITION WITH THE
COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUND UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY
PARENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE ORASSERTREGARDING
THE MINOR CHILD.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition for.Termination of
Parental Rights with regard to a
minor child born on or about June
8, 1999 in Gainesville, Alachua
County, Florida was filed in this
Court on or about the 18th day of
September, 2008, and a hearing
has been set on December
17, 2008 at 9:45 a.m. You are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on


the Petitioners' attorney, whose
name and address is:
CYNTHIA STUMP SWANSON,
ESQUIRE
2830 NW 41st Street, Bldg. M
Gainesville, Florida 32606
(352) 375-5602

and file an original with the Clerk
of the above styled Court on
or before December 17, 2008;
otherwise a judgment may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.

WITNESS my hand and said seal
of said Court on this 12th day of
November, 2008.
J.K. "Buddy" Irby
Clerk of the Circuit Court
P.O. Box 600
Gainesville, FL 32602
BY: /s/ Erika Powell
Deputy Clerk

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

(Published: Alachua County
Today November 20 & 27,
2008 and December 4 & 11,
2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING

The City of Waldo Board of
Adjustment will hold a public
hearing on the following item:

Variance: Fairway Equity Co.
Inc., of Sanford Florida has
requested to split parcel number
17230-000-000 (13901 N.E.
142nd Ave, Waldo, Fl. 32694)
into two lots so they can be


sold separately. Land use is
residential.

A public hearing will be held at
the following time and location:

Yerkes Center
14245 Cole Street
Waldo, FL 32694
December 8, 2008, 6:30pm

The proposed application may
be inspected by the public at City
Hall, between the hours of 8:30
A.M. and 4:00 P.M weekdays.

Interested parties are
encouraged to appear at these
hearings and provide comments
regarding the proposed report.
Interested parties may also
submit comments in writing to
City Hall, P.O. Drawer B, Waldo,
FL 32694.

APPEAL: NECESSITY OF
RECORD. Notice is given that if
any person desires to appeal any
action taken by the City Council
at the above hearing, a verbatim
record of the proceedings may
be necessary. The City Council
assumes no responsibility for
furnishing said record.

(Published: Alachua County
Today November 27, 2008)
INVITATION TO BID

DEP FRDAP SID MARTIN
PARK, PHASE II &

DEP FRDAP COMMUNITY
CENTER PARK

FRDAP PROJECT NO.
A08096

FRDAP PROJECT NO.
A08124

CITY OF WALDO, FLORIDA

Sealed BIDS will be received
by the City of Waldo, Florida at
the office of the City Manager
until 2:00 p.m. local time on
December 19, 2008. Bids will
be taken to the Waldo Council
Chambers at the Yerkes
Center at 14245 Cole Street,
Waldo, immediately following


the submission deadline, at
which time and place they will
be publicly opened and read
aloud.

The work consists of furnishing
all labor, materials, equipment,
incidentals and taxes for the
construction of park recreational
and recreational support
amenities at the City of Waldo
Sid Martin Park and Community
Center Park.

Improvements to Sid Martin
Park include the following:
Construction of a new concession
building with restrooms, and a
new half-court basketball court.

Improvements to Community
Center Park include the following:
Renovation of existing basketball
court.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
may be examined at the following
locations: Waldo City Hall,
14655 Kennard Street, Waldo,
Florida 32694, (352) 468-1001,
and Mittauer & Associates, Inc.,
Consulting Engineers, 580-1
Wells Road, Orange Park, Florida
32073, (904) 278-0030.

Copies of the CONTRACT
DOCUMENTS may be obtained
at the offices of Mittauer &
Associates, Inc., (904) 278-0030
upon payment of a non-
refundable charge of $70.00 for
each set. Only complete sets of
plans and specifications will be
distributed.

The Owner reserves the right
to waive technical errors and
informalities and to reject any or
all bids. The City of Waldo is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Published: Alachua County
Today November 20 & 27,
2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
SHELBY'S TOWING gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
12/08/2008, 08:00 am at 4625
NW 6th Street, GAINESVILLE,
FL 32635-8658, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida


Statutes. SHELBY'S TOWING
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.

1996 2B3HD56F8TH280851
DODGE

1992 1HGCB7550NA049089
HONDA

1990 1GNCU06D7LT112672
CHEVROLET

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FORD

(Published: Alachua County
Today November 27, 2008)
MiniMaxi Warehouses, in
accordance with the Florida
Self Storage Act, hereby notifies
that the following units are
scheduled for public auction, or
other disposal, on December 9,
2008 at 10:00 A.M. The Auction,
or other disposal, will be held at
MiniMaxi Warehouses, 2150 NE
31 Avenue, Gainesville, Florida
32609, 352-373-6294. The units
contain household goods and
miscellaneous items.

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Albert Barnes
Shelton Robinson
Cynthia Nordman
Tisharold Pearson
La Toya Davis
Antonio Acosta


W6-14 Shannon Libby
W7-07 Natalie Edwards


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Today November 20 and 27,
2008)







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Corn, Amish Jellies and Jams,
Brown Eggs, Foothills Butter, N.
Carolina Apples & Apple Cider.
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AUTOMOBILE SERVICES
Transmission Doctor & Auto Repair
* All vehicles, All Makes & Models!
* From Transmissions to Oil Changes
* The Doctor You Can Trust! "

Open Monday-Friday Certified Technicians
7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. *M E -' ,


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ELECTRICAL SERVICES
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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
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SERVICE REPAIRS REMODEL WORK
NEW CONSTRUCTION COMPETITIVE RATES
LIC. #EC13003662 FREE ESTIMATES

GOOD THINGS TO EAT
STEVEN DAVIS FARMS, LLC
PEAS: Acres, Black-eyes, Pink-eyes, Green Butterbeans,
Speckled Butterbeans, Zippers, OKRA, Squash,
Cabbage, Yard Eggs and more!
BEANS:Green, CUT Green, Kentucky, Yellow Wax
GREENS: COLLARD, MUSTARD and TURNIP
At the Packing Shed in LaCrosse!
20915 N SR 121, LaCrosse
Phone: 386-418-0511 Fax: 386-418-0544
HOT RODS
Vean Seeger 10 %,u R 04
New handcrafted 1930s cars & trucks
eTurn Key Operation
*Fiberglass & Steel Bodies
Ford Chevy Dodge
*Service


Alachua. FL


(352) 316-4547


PLUMBING SERVICES
[ Premier Plumbing & Leak Detection )
premierplumbing@luckymail.com
Tel: 386-462-2435 1 Fax: 386-462-2438 1 Cel: 352-219-5880 OR 352-214-5666
Ask About Going GREEN
LOWEST LABOR RATES IN TOWN
BETTER HIGH PRESSURE DRAIN CLEANING
WORK DONE BY MASTER PLUMBER
NO JOB TOO SMALL OR BIG
_Licensed and insured: CFC1426552


CARPET CLEANING SERVICE
A-1 Academy Carpet Cleaners
CarDet & Upholstery Cleaning
S- Residential/Commercial
Free on Location Estimates
S Family Owned & Operated

Meeting Professional Industry Standards

COMPUTER WEBSITES
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FISHING SUPPLIES AND SERVICE


TWO DAY CHRISTMAS SALE
Friday & Saturday, Nov.28-29, 9-5 each day -
Great deals, freebies and THE
refreshments. Factory reps and TACKLE
national pro anglers will be here BOX
to help you select the perfect BO
Christmas gifts. _


(352) 372-1791
5902 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville 32641
Hay
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NET WRAPPED COASTAL HAY, HORSE QUALITY, BARN STORED
ANDY ALLIGOOD
26910 N.W. CR. 1491
ALACHUA, FL 32615
CELL # 352-316-5505
HOME # 386-462-4511 _

JEWELRY SERVICES
TERRY NUTT'S CUSTOM JEWELERS
Diamonds & Color Gems
f .*Blank Mountings
*Jewelry & Watch Repair
www.TerryNutt.com
5021D NW. 34 St., Gainesville 352-3724484


Come by for some of the best
authentic southern B-B-Q
L Beef Pork Chicken Ribs
OPEN 7dais a week II a.m. -9:00p.m.
SONNY'S REAL PIT BAR-8-Qe US.6441 & 1-75 Alachla (386) 462-3180


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ANY SIZE PARTY,
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CONVENIENCE STORES
SBob's Citgo, Inc.
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Alachua, FL 32615 (386) 42-5590
GOOD THINGS TO EAT
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are bales $5 per bale
SCoastal Bermuda $35
size round bale per bale


MEDICAL SERVICES
FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
Providing care for the whole family
SAppointments Recommended
* Diabetes, HTN NW HOURS:
* Cardiovascular Disease N
* Annual PE's Monday-Thursday
* Drug Screening 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
* DOT, Sports & School PE's Friday
* Most Insurance Accepted 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


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Phone: 352-256-2011
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Thorough, trustworthy, reliable
house cleaning service. Please
call Karen at 352-226-9364







VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres.
near very wide trout stream in
the Galax area and New River
State Park, $139,500. Owner
(866)789-8535.
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts for
sale. Close to 1-95 in Bamberg
CO. Peaceful/secluded and
loaded with deer, turkey, hogs
and timber value too. 42ac-85ac-
120ac-235ac-500ac-730ac- all
on the Little Salkahatchie river.


Roads, game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now (803)826-6033
(Brokers Protected).
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites, wood,
views. Starting at $59,900. Tenn
River & Nick-a-Jack view tracts
now available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in U.S. places
to retire. Low cost of living, no
impact fee. (330)699-2741 or
(866)550-5263, Ask About Mini
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COUNTRY ACREAGE By
Owner 5 Acres, Beautiful
Mountaintop log cabin site
w/breathtaking views, gently
rolling property, surrounded by
woods, 30mins. from Cookeville,
$29,900. Owner financing
(931)445-3611.
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MOUNTAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.F.S. paved dr.,
well, septic, singlewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
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(Aacfiua Vif[a Aparenu
1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments
Starting at $462/month
Call 386-462-5832
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14000 NW 154 Ave., Alachua
"This institution Is an I a Oportunity
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VENDOR SPACES AVAILABLE
INDOORS with Daily Weekly
Monthly Rates Hwy 441 Next
to Body Tech Tattoo Call
(386)518-6443 or (352)278-5585
or stop in to see your space9-5


Gated Turkey Creek duplex
apartment. 2BR/2BA. Double
garage, screened porch, brick.
$900/month. Call Ron Young at
386-462-3066.


3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000!
Only $199/Mo! 5% down 15 years
@ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo!
For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
3br/1 % bath, separate garage,
laundry Room, screened porch,
refrigerator, stove, double lot,
chain link fence. $895.00, lyr
lease + deposit. 386-454-3333
for appointment. High springs.
(2) three bdrm houses for rent-
avail 12/01/08-background and


credit check required-$50.00
non-refurdable application fee.
Contact 352-342-5386


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"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE"
...Manufacturer Direct at "ROCK
BOTTOM PRICES" 32x60x18
$11,995. 35x60x16 $14,285.
40x80x16 $20,995. 48x100x18
$27,495. 60x120x18 $44,900.
MANY OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
(800)668-5422.


Seasoned Oak Firewood
1/2 Cord $65
1 Cord $125
Smaller quantities available.
386-462-4989


VENDORS, BAKESALE, FOOD,
MUSIC AND CRAFTS.DEC.
6,8AM/1PM,HIGH SPRINGS
LIONS CLUB,HWY. 27 NORTH.
(386)454-4521


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Financial Aid if qualified.
Call (866)858-2121, www.
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FED BENEFITS, VACATIONS.
CALL (800)910-9941 TODAY!
REF #FL08.


GIGANTIC 2-DAY Auction
December 3, 4, 2008
Montgomery, Alabama. Single,
Tandem & Tri-Axle Dumps,
Roll Off Trucks; Truck Tractors,
Lowboys, Crawler Loaders &
Tractors, Excavators, Motor
Graders & Scrapers, Backhoes,
Rubber Tired Loaders,
Articulating Dumps: Compactors
Forklifts, Paving, Skidders, Feller
Bunchers, Log Loaders, Farm


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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.


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."


Christmas


Chapter Five by Kay Hively
Mary Jo helped her mother clean the house and gather up all
the dirty clothes. Outside, her father filled the big black wash
kettle with water. Then he lit a fire under it.
Mary Jo noticed that the stranger helped her father as he worked
in the yard and barn.
Mrs. Drake said the man had asked for a job. She said he would
be helping around the farm for a few days. He would sleep in
the barn and eat in the kitchen.
When the water was hot, Mary Jo's mother put some of the dirty
clothes and some lye soap in the big black kettle. With a long stick,
she stirred the clothes back and forth in the water. After several
minutes of stirring, she used the pole to lift the clothes out of the
soapy water and put them into a tub of clean water,
Mary Jo stirred and swirled the clothes around in the clean water
to rinse off the soap. After she and her mother wrung the clothes
to remove most of ir-i: '.:: r.r, Mary Jo hung everything on the
clothes lines to dry.
The wind was strong, making the clothes flop and pop in the
breeze. It wasn't going to take long to get everything dry and
back in the house.
While she Was hanging the clothes on the line, Mary Jo saw
the stranger looking at her Christmas tree. He seemed deep
in thought, scratching his white beard.
When the clothes were all washed, Mrs. Drake put the hot water
into a dishpan and carried it into the house. Using the wash water
she scrubbed all the floors in the little house. With the leftover
rinse water, she cleaned the back porch and the outhouse. But
Mrs. Drake saved enough of the rinse water to fill the old tomato
can. With it, Mary Jo watered her thirsty tree.

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Clasroom Extensions
Things to Think About and Do -
A. What is a "kettle?" What is "lye soap?" i ; a "bedroll?"
What is an "outhouse?" Ask an older person you know
to tell you about one of these things.
B. Why do you think Mr. Weaver slept in the barn and ate
in the kitchen by himself?


By supper time it was dark. Everyone was happy that so much
work was done. Tomorrow they would go to town.
She had not been to school all week, so Mary Jo wanted to see
her friends. Like her, they had been at home picking cotton.
After supper, Mary Jo helped her mother gather up the dishes.
Carrying them to the kitchen she was surprised to see the stranger
sitting by the stove.
She had forgotten about him.
Mrs. Drake introduced Mary Jo to the stranger, calling him Mr
Weaver. The old man rose to his feet, smiled, and made a little
bow. Mary Jo smiled back at the old man. He thanked Mary Jo's
mother for supper and said, he would retire to the barn. Mrs.
Drake offered him a blanket, but he said he had a bedroll.
When Mary Jo went to bed, she thought about her little tree. She
hoped the can of rinse water would help keep it alive. Mary Jo
wanted to pray for rain, but that would get the cotton wet and
delay the harvest. That would be worse than having no
Christmas tree.


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