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Community BBQ


fundraiser for


High Springs


family

Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS - Volunteers from the.
City of High Springs, the Police and Fire
Department along with the High Springs Lions
Club will be serving a great BBQ Dinner on
Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the High
Springs Civic Center.to benefit members of
the Keene family who recently lost their home
to fire. The price of the dinners is $5 (Free
Delivery to local workplace - call 352-745-
FUNDRAISER:
Continued on page A2

Highway patrol


out in force


over holiday
Special to Ala.chua Coinrn Todav'
JACKSONVILLE - Col. John Czemis,
director of the Florida highway Patrol (FHP),
announced FHP's statewide 'traffic enforcement
plans for the upcoming Christmas and:New
Year's holidays. FHP will use zero tolerance'
enforcement strategies to target aggressive and
hazardous violators throughoutthe state. Troopers
will place special emphasis on aggressive driving,
Driving Under the Influence, speeding and safety
restraint violations. Motorists, bicyclists and
pedestrians who comply with our state's traffic*
laws and use sound judgment can help make this
holiday period safer and less stressful.
This year's Christmas holiday enforcement
period will begin at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 24 and end
at midnight Dec. 28. The New Year's holiday
enforcement period will begin at 12:01 a.m. on
Dec. 31 and end at midnight Jan. 4. "Our goal
this holiday period is to make our roads safer for
FHP:
Continued on page A6


Grapski loses two cases against City

By BRYAN BOUKARI time University of Florida and public records laws as Alachua did not comply with public
Today Reporter student and teacher, Grapski ' Griapki and Canney alleged, information requests and violated
and political ally Michael circull court Judge Robert E. state law by refusing to subject
GAINESVILLE - The season
t bn kd t p a Canney suffered blows last Round ree wrote in his final items to further public discussion by
hasn't been kind to political activist . . 1
Char Gki o ri n week when a court ruled in .- - . dg , ments. The decisions taking them off of the commission's
Charles Grapski who remains
favor of the City ofAlachua conme nearly two years after consent agenda. The duo asked the
locked up in the Alachua County jail
Su in two related public records G raps ki filed the case on Jan. court to nullify approvals of certain
on criminal charges while he faces
ll cim n lrg .ile h f cases. Craki 9,2007. meeting minutes and declare that
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from previous runs for public office.
Making matters worse fofthe one-


The, City of Alachua In the complaint, Grapski
did not violate Florida's Sunshine and Canney argue that the City of


Holiday lights

T.


DAVID BLANKENSHIP/Alaclha County Today
Whimsical holiday illuminations greet passersby of this multi-themed home
located at 14515 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua. Many residents are celebrating
'the holiday with a spectacular showing of outdoor lights and decorations. See
additional photos of decorated homes on page A6.


GRAPSKI:
Continued on page A6


No resolution on


local fire services

Source for fire services -in municipalities still in
limbo


By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
ALACHUA COUNTY -
Alachua County municipalities
in the Municipality Fire
Authority (1MFA) are still
negotiating with the county
to create a fair contract that
S\\il outline the standards for
fire services and determine if
funding from the county will
,be a flat rate for all cities or


determined for each city based
on respective costs.
The MFA was formed
in fall 2007 after the county
informed cities that payments
for-fire services, would be cut
in half because of the slumping
economy in the county, but
cities would still be expected to
provide the same services. The
MFA, which consists of High
FIRE SERVICES:
Continued on page A5


Local charities left


strained by tight economy


By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
ALACHUA COUNTY-
The holiday season has
traditionally been a time for
philanthropy and, charity, but
the cautious spending habits of
Residents throughout the year
has stretched into the holidays,
leaving local charities with a
shortage of donations.
The United Way of North
Central Florida projects


to raise $500,000 less in
donations than last year and
blames the dire economy for
the loss, according to Mindy
Underberger, vice president of
marketing and communications
for the organization.
"r think it's because people
feel the effects of a slowing
economy that they pull back,"
Underberger said. "We have
acknowledged it, and we have
CHARITIES:
Continued on page A5


Lucky dental patient wins quilt Floyd's Diner closed
Burnadette Flora A,.- ...
(foreground center), By TRACEY MCMANUS
^ni h. nr - M. - "" - Today Reporter *


Cauchon
Cauchon


and the
and the


Alachua Dental Center
staff, is the proud new
owner of a handmade
quilt recently raffled off
by the dentist. Cauchon
said he purchased
the quilt from Martha
Folston, a longtime local
quilter, as a way to help
support local business.
Flora, who has been a
patient of Cauchon's for
over five years, said the
quilt is one of the only
things she has ever won
and she plans to put it
on her bed.


HIGH SPRINGS -
Sunday marked the last night
that regulars of Floyd's Diner
could, stop by the 1950s style
restaurant to feast on their
favorite dishes, slirp old
fashioned mnilkshakes or listen
to the vintage jukebox.
The diner that brought an
inviting, oldies theme to the
city of High Springs when it
opened in September 2001
closed Sunday due to a need
for maintenance work and a
rest for the owners, said Mike
Kearney, owner of the diner.
FLOYD'S DINER:
Continued on page A3


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Floyd's Diner owner Mike Keamey has made the tough decision
to shut the doors to the popular High Springs eatery.


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Girl Scouts earn



Governor's award


Special to Alachua County Today
Girl Scout troops from
across North Florida earned the
Governor's Serve to Preserve
Award at the Lower Suwannee
National Wildlife Refuge in
Chiefland, Florida.
Girls learned about
Florida's ecosystem, did hands
on experiments, and learned
--from professionals about the
animals that make their home at
the reserve. Girls learned what
about'aquifers and how they
effect the environment.
"They enjoyed learning how


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to catch fish with
casting nets while
standing in the .
water, how to build '
eco-systems for the
wildlife found in
the gulf marshes,
recognizing native
birds, and how
their bills allow
them to catch their
food source," said
Girl Scout Brownie
Trn TL ender


1r oup L.eater
Melissa Hinson of
High Springs.
The troops also
learned about the
Native American
tribes that lived in
theareaandthehistor
mounds. The girls
the award by writing1
Florida Governor C
about the experience
what they learned.
"At the end of
girls had a greater a
for the eco-systems
spent a full and fun da
and a few new fri
Hinson.
Girl Scouts of
Council, Inc. serves


Photo special to Alachua County Today
Brownie Troop #152, Lacey Walls, Shannon
Reese, Jazmine Bone, Heidi Hinson, Nicole
Brandenburg, Giselle Cuevas, and Alyssa
Coleman.
18,700 girls and 7,800 adults
yoftheshell in 16 counties in North Florida.
completed Membership is open to all girls
g a letter to grades K - 12 and adults age
harlie Crist 18 or older, regardless of race,
and sharing color, ethnicity,, creed, national
origin, socio-economic status,
the day the or ability. For information on
appreciation registering a girl or volunteering
in our area, your time and talents with local
ay outdoors, Girl Scouts, contact Girl Scouts
ends," said of Gateway Council, Inc. at 904-
388-4653 or 800-347-2688.
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more than


6649). Karaoke and live music
will be performed all day. Items
donated from local merchants to
be raffled. Come out for a great
time and show your support for
the Keene family in their time of
need.
The family is in need of the
following clothing:


Men's: Pants 30 waist/32
length and 34 waist/36 length;
shirts size small, medium and
extra large
Women's: 0-1, 8-10 and
14-16
Children's: Girl - 6 months;
Boy - 18 months
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Donations help


replace Archer's


stolen air conditioner


Photo special to Alachua County Today
An air conditioner that was stolen from the City of Archer
Recreation Center has been replaced, thanks to the generosity
of Doyle Sikes of Ray French Air Conditioning and Janise
Porter of Goodman Air Conditioner manufacturer. The new unit
was donated and installed at no charge to the City.
FUNDRAISER:
Continued from page Al

Dec. 27from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2008 A3





Commaunit y Corner



Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


mArcher - Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
*Alachua (City) - Mheets 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 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.


mHawthorne - Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
at City Hall.
SHigh Springs - Meets the 2nd and
4th Thursday of each month at 6:30
p.m. in City Hall.
mLaCrosse - Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
at Town Hall.
"Micanopy - Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
at Town Hall.
"Newberry - Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
*Waldo - Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


* 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.
* Quality health care in your own
.backyard! Archer Family Health Care
has expanded to a new location and
provides affordable, quality health care for
children, adults and families. We provide
a range of services from physical exams to
immunizations and prescriptions. We help
cover the cost of care for families with


little or no income and no health insurance.
Selected insurance is accepted, including
Medicaid and Medicare. A limited number
of same day appointments are available. This
is a service of the UF College of Nursing.
Call 352-495-2550 for more information.
* The Gainesville Gator softball
organization is holding their spring/summer
try outs for 12u, 14u, and 16u teams on Jan.
10, 2009 at The Girls Place located at 2101
NW 39th Ave. For more information, please
visit our web site at www.eteamz.com/
ggators/index.cfm or call Rick Pena at 352-
317-4426.
* Mebane Scholarship Awards Program
- The A. L. Mebane High School Alumni
Association, Inc. will hold its Annual
Scholarship Awards Program, Sunday, Dec.


28, at 4 p.m. at Miracle Temple Church, 605
SE 1st Place, High Springs, Dr. Freddie L.
Hickmon, Pastor. The public is invited to join
the Alumni Association in the presentation of
its Scholarship Awards in honor of Hewritt
Dixon, Jr., Joseph W. Welch, Delano Filer, Sr.
and the A. L. Mebane High School Alumni
Association, Inc.
For additional information, contact
Herbert Jones at 352-316-0037 or Marie
Calhoun at 386-462-2539.


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Restaurant may re-open in spring


"I made the decision that I'm 73, and
I'm just tired," Kearney said. "It needs some
TLC, and when the springtime comes, we'll
probably re-open it again, or if I find the
right people to open it, they will."
Although the slumping economy has
affected business, Kearney said the main
causes for the closing are to take a vacation
and to focus on finding new business people
to run the restaurant. Another contributing
factor is that the long-time general manager
is making a career choice to move on from
the restaurant as well.
"I just don't know yet," Keamey said.
"If I find somebody else to re-open it,
they'll re-open it. If I can't find anybody
else, maybe I'll just re-open it after I had a


little vacation."
It may be a long wait though for regulars
like Janice Sheffield who ate lunch at Floyd's
Diner every day up until this year when the
economy went under and most Americans
cut back on eating out.
"It is so sad," Sheffield said. "I ,think
the town here in High Springs just died and
Alachua just exploded. It is so sad they are
taking places down here. Now I can't get
my favorite salad called Mike's Salad. It's
the best salad I ever ate."
Regulars like Sheffield started their
pilgrimage to Floyd's Diner when Mike
Kearney and his wife Judi moved to High
Springs and opened up the diner in 2001
during their retirement. Intense fans of the


rock 'n' roll group Pink Floyd, the couple
named their diner after their favorite band
and added to that flair by taking on a 50s and
60s era theme and adorning the diner with
vintage pictures and a booming jukebox.
According to Kearney, the closing may
not be permanent, but as with everything
else in the restaurant business, things are
unpredictable.
"Everyone hates to see it happen, and
we've had a lot of regular people coming
here since it started," Keamey said. "It was
bittersweet, but there are points in life when
it's time to move to the next step. A little rest
is good for all of us."


FHP ramps up DUI enforcement


Special to Alachua County Today
TALLAHASSEE - The
holiday season between
Thanksgiving and New Year's
is one of the deadliest and
most, dangerous .times on
America's roidways due to an
increase in drunk driving. Since.
1981, every President of the
United States has proclaimed
December as National Drunk
and Drugged Driving (3D)
Prevention Month. In an effort
to, get impaired drivers off of
the roads, the Florida Highway
Patrol is joining with hundreds
of other state and local law
enforcement and highway
safety officials across the nation
from Dec. 13-31, to launch an
aggressive national campaign -
Drunk Driving. Over the Limit.
Under Arrest.
According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, in December
2007, 992 people were killed


in crashes nationwide that
involved a drunk driver with a
blood alcohol concentration of
.08 or higher, which is above
the legal limit in every state.
"The holiday period is
t picall.' a nime for celebration."
said Colonel John Czernis,
director of the Florida Highway
Patrol. "We want to make it
a safe time for everyone. No
amount of good cheer will
be able to save you from the
consequences of drunk driving.
If we catch you, we will
arrest you. No exceptions. No
excuses."
In 2007, 12,998 fatalities
occurred nationwide in crashes
involving a driver who had a
.08 blood alcohol concentration
or higher compared with 13,491
in 2006. Colonel Czemis
emphasized the critical role law
enforcement plays in reducing
the serious problem.
The Florida Highway Patrol
recommends designating a


sober driver and not letting
friends drive drunk as just two
simple steps to avoid a tragic
crash or an arrest for impaired
driving. Other important tips
include:
* Plan ahead: Whenever you
plan to consume alcohol,
designate your sober driver
before going out and give that
person your car keys.
* If you are impaired, calla taxi,
use mass transit or call a friend
or family member to get you
home safely.
* Promptly report drunk drivers
you see on the roadways to law
enforcement. Dial *FHP (*347)
from your cell phone to contact
the Florida Highway Patrol.
For real time condition
reports as well as maps and
other safety tips, the public is
urged to use our Live Traffic
Crash service on the FHP Web
site at www.flhsmv.gov/fhp.
The Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles


encourages anyone with a
valid Florida driver license or
identification card to go online to
www.flhsmv.gov and enter their
emergency contact information.
This vital information gives law
enforcement immediate access
to this information in cases of
an emergency, which makes
it easier for them to contact a
family member or friend.
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WALL E on DVD


By KEES BOER
Today Entertainment Writer

A really nice film just
released on DVD is the latest
Pixar film from Disney.
Seven-hundred years
after the world is destroyed,
WALL*E is a robot left to clean
up the planet. He's working on
it diligently, packing trash into
blocks and storing them away.
The only company he has is
a roach who somehow has
survived the destruction of the
world.
The other living thing that
WALL*E has discovered is a
small plant.
WALL*E actually stands
for Waste Allocation Load
Lifter Earth-Class. He finds all
sorts of stuff and some of it,
like a Rubik's cube, he collects
in container type building. He
has also found a VHS tape and
obviously a VCR (that still
works after 700 years) of "Hello
Dolly" which he watches on a
regular basis.
One day another space craft
comes to earth and drops off a
robot named EVE, which stands
for Extraterrestrial Vegetative
Evaluator. He is so intrigued
with EVE and eventually falls in
love with her. The one problem
is that EVE tends to blow up
things before asking questions.
Talking about, playing hard to
get....
WALLOE is able to give
EVE the plant.
When EVE returns to the


spaceship, WALL*E clings
himself to the outside of the
spaceship and travels through
space, trying to get her back.
It is then that he discovers that
humans are still alive on the
mother spaceship, running it and
trying to figure out when they can
go back home. The humans are
terribly overweight and robots
do everything for them. Humans
have lost all humanity and
become the ultimate consumer.
Even their children are being
taken care of by robots.
The DVD set comes on
three disks. The first one has
the film on it along with some
extras. The second disk is filled
with extra featurettes, and the
third disk has the film on it for
watching it on a computer. (I've
never understood why this is so
exciting. Who wants to sit behind
a computer screen at a.desk and
watch a film on a computer
monitor, when they can do so
sitting on a comfortable couch?
Mind you, you do need Internet
access to watch it, because you
need to activate it with a code.
The set is packaged a bit
differently than other DVD sets.
Just remove the plastic wrap and
then instead of trying to open the
DVD case, you'll have to pull
the inserts from the sides.
WALL*E is family friendly
and family safe and I have no
reservations recommending this
film.
Editor's Note: Today
Entertainment Writer Kees Boer
is committed to Compassion


Photo special to Alachua County Today
Copyright 2008 Disney Home
Entertainment, All Rights
Reserved.
International, an organization
that helps children in developing
countries through education,
health services and spiritual
guidance. This week, Kees
dedicates his article to Stephany
Matos Lantigua, a child he
and his father sponsor through
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Each December as Christmas comes and goes,
I marvel at how quickly the year passes. How
different it was when I was a child and I waited
with great anticipation for the upcoming Christmas
celebrations and the oh-so-wonderful visit from
Santa Clause. In those days, the span between one
Christmas and the next stretched on and on until the
waiting was almost unbearable.
Today, as I remember those childhood
Christmases, recollections of special people and
traditions are evoked from long ago
memories. I recall my parents sending
my brother and me off to bed early on
Christmas'Eve, because to stay up late I
might risk Santa's visit. And my brother
and I both were quite certain that we had
only one chance, and if Santa passed -
our house because we were still awake,
he wouldn't be back - at least not until
the following year. Not to wake up on
Christtmas nmoniing and find presents .
from Santa under the tree would be
unthinkable!
And that tree! Each year my family
chopped down our own Christmas tree
we found after trudging through acres
and acres of Florida scrub pines in Ellen I
search of that perfect tree. Buying a
Christmas tree was virtually unheard of
back then, at least where we lived. Buying a tree
was something left for "city folks" who didn't.have
trees growing outside their front doors - or for
people who were rich and Florida's humble scrub
pine wasn't quite suitable for their homes.
But those tall slender trees, with sparsely
placed branches and clumps of loose leaf needles,
were.plenty good enough to hang shiny stars and
galloping reindeer covered with sparkling strands
of silver tinsel - and to offer a welcoming spot for
gifts beneath the boughs of green.
My brother always insisted on finding the tallest
tree possible, even though on occasion, the selected
tree was much too tall to fit inside our modest
living room, and would require much chopping and
whittling to clear the ceiling and for the trunk to
fit snugly inside the old metal green and red tree
stand.
My grandparents' tree on the other hand was


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somewhat different. Living just down the clay-
topped country road from us, my grandmother and
grandfather also subscribed to the "seek and ye
shall find" method of Christmas tree selection. But
that is where the similarity ended.
Their tree was much smaller, never being more
thantwo feet irheight, and always graced their coffee
table. My grandmother was devoutly religious
and I always wondered if that was the reason she
was partial to angel hair rather than tinsel. Each
year my grandfather topped their
tree with the plain tin star he had
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A been an -eng~nee by pi'essiorr.
his star \as precisely correct in all
A. its angles, and I am certain he took
. ( .great pride in that fact.
' . My. grandparents always
opened their gifts on Christmas
Eve, a tradition my family did not.
7 subscribe to, as we waited until
Christmas morning to open ours.
But how we enjoyed visiting our
Grandparents on Christmas Eve!
Besides seeing the joy in our
grandparents' eyes in response to
loukari the gifts we brought them, we were
always allowed to open one of our
gifts as well.
And before the evening was over, we were
treated to my grandmother's homemade Japanese
fruitcake and mouth-watering sweet ambrosia.
Unlike a traditional fruitcake, her Japanese fruitcake
only contained raisins and walnuts, and even then
they were only folded in alternating layers of that
sinfully delicious cake. Between the layers (and
there must have been at least six or eight thinly
sliced ones) was the best tasting icing in the world.
It must have been her private recipe because I have
never since tasted.,such a wonderful mingling of
vanilla, almond and butter.
Her homemade ambrosia contained only two
ingredients - navel oranges and coconut. I once


But Christmas traditions didn't only revolve
around Santa, the tree, the gifts, or even food.
Christmas was above all, a religious celebration.
And all the other activities were only precursors
to the big event. Christmas services at our little
country church were always special and there
was an air of anticipation, joy and solemnity all at
once.
Each year the children re-enacted the nativity,
with the boys solemnly making their way down
the church aisle in their long robes, carrying exotic
looking bottles as the\ approached the manger
scene complete \'\ ith MarJ~ Joseph and baby Jesus.
Each year. my brother was al-wa\ s one of the three
%\ ise men since our church congregation was small,
and there were only a handful of boys of the proper
age.
The girls, on the other hand, viewed the event
in a different light. Who would represent Mary
and wear the beautiful white robe, golden sash and
shimmering blue scarf? One year I had my turn
and I felt so special for weeks before and after
the service. After all, I was Mary, the mother of
baby Jesus. It just doesn't get any better than that.
Imagine my disappointment the following year,
when I was replaced by another little girl.
Looking back at how we celebrated Christmas
in years past, today's celebrations not only diminish
the meaning of Christmas, but the passion as.well.
The currentemphasis on celebratingforcelebration's
sake offers a full dose of instant gratification that
is short-lived and essentially meaningless. How
fortunate are those who recognize Christmas as
more than simply a seasonal celebration, but as a
time to experience renewed faith and rededication
and genuinely celebrate family, tradition and above
all, the birth of Christ.
Merry Christmas to all, and God bless us every
one.


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Thanks for keeping the dream alive
This is the lime ot year togive thanks to God
and so.many people who have given so much
to the City of Archer. I would like to thank all
volunteers i ho ne\ er gave up hope that someday
\e would ha\e a community center to serve our
South and adults in this small community. I want
to thank all whb contributed in-kind and .cash
towards the iestorati:'n of this facility and for the
site work taking place as I write this letter.
I am happy. to report that Phase I of the project
is complete It included the pointing of the brick,
installation of the new roof, concrete floor and
stage, framing, exterior doors, rough-in for the
plumbing and electrical to prepare for Phase II,
entrance way and windows.
The City of Archer and the Development
Committee will be kicking off a Capital
Campaign, soliciting funds from citizens/
businesses and pursuing grants to complete the
project. As you already know, funds from the
State are limited and the economy is at a low. We
want the citizens and friends of Archer to keep
the encouragement and support coming and this
dream will become a reality.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
Roberta C. Lopez
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FIRE SERVICES:
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MFA still in negotiations to create fair

contract with Alachua County
Springs, Newberry, Alachua, Lacrosse, Hawthorne example," Glanzersa."It costs us more to staff
and Micanopy, since Waldo dropped out and and respond to a fire because Lacrosse is a volunteer
Archer has separate sources for fire services, is now department. If we have one rate, Newberry will
addressing the ailments of the system that have cost get less than what it costs and Lacrosse may get
cities time and money over the years. more."
"Some ofus are losing," said Jim Drumm, High The mutual feeling of the MFA is to have a
Springs city manager. "It costs more to roll out and common contract and have the county apply that to
do the job than what we were paid. A third of our individual cities, but the county is reluctant because
calls go into the city ofAlachua, and the county is it can prove to be a logistical nightmare for them,
actually the fire department for the city of Alachua. Glanzer said.
We go into Alachua and we don't get paid." Another problem fiom past offers betWeen-
The MFA is negotiating with the county to the MFA and the county is that the county wants
create'a contract that would address the problem the right to use some MFA members and notuse
that several cities are actually subsidizing the costs others.
for people who live outside their cities but get their "The county wants to have the right to utilize
services. . who would give them the best deal for fire services,"
"Our fear in High Springs is that more than half Glanzer said.
of our calls are outside our cities," Drumm said. This preference of the county comes from the
"If the amount decided on is so low, then it's not fact that Hawthorne has a contract with Marion
worth wear and tear on our equipment for such a County to provide services which reduces costs for
small amount." Alachua County, while Lacrosse can not provide
The NlFA is now trying to negotiate, with the the same level of service as other cities because
county on what services are expected from each it is a volunteer department, but is still funded by
city and how to distribute payments for those fire Alachua County.
services.: The MFA plans to meet every two weeks until
According to Newberry Mayor John Glanzer, March to create a contract, but that time line could
the MFA would prefer to create a contract with the be disrupted sincethe countyhas cancelledmeetings
county and have the county negotiate the payouts in January for the presidential inauguration and
on that contract individually with each municipality the 2009 BCS National Championship Football
based on line items in city budgets to accommodate Game.
different costs. However, the county has given "We've had many different versions but were
the impression in the past that they would prefer unable to get anywhere," Drumm said. "We said
having a one-cost-fits-all system which would we would start fresh, put the past behind us and,
cause some cities to receive more money than it right now'that's where we are at. With all that
costs to operate and other cities less money.than history behind us, we know what is onthe table, but
required to operate. we're all sitting down in good faith and negotiating
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Local charity resorts to using funds from


thrift store to
done an extensive effort in the
community through the media
with a print and broadcast
campaign."
The organization has
initiated the A Giving Push
and Thank You Campaign to,
encourage residents to donate
to the less fortunate despite the
trying times and to also thank
those who have reached out to
people in need. According to
Underberger, the campaign is
aimed to remind residents of the
positive impact donations have
on individual families and not
to exploit the pressure of charity
during a bad economy.
Also coming up short this
holiday season is Ark of Hope
Inc. in High Springs, an agency
for abused children, which has
experienced a 60 percent drop
in monetary donations since
last year, said Blair Corbette,
director of the agency.
The organization is in the
process of gathering funds to
build a foster home for children,
but Corbette said the.group is
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DOWNTOWN
REDEVELOPMENT TRUST
BOARD (DRTB)
NOTICE OF VACANCY
Date ofNotice: December 24, 2008

The City ofAlachua is accepting applications forone appointment
to the DRTB. The DRTB servesas ourCommunity Redevelopment
Agency for the Downtown Redevelopment District, also known as
our Community Redevelopment Area, The District encompasses
an area whose boundaries are shown on the map insert below. The
Board meets at least quarterly at City.Hall. Applicants must either
reside within the City of Alachua or engage in a business within
the City of Alachua. The City Commission by Resolution shall
make staggered term appointments.
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Applications may be obtained in person at City Hall, 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, Monday through Friday, between the hours of
8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. For electronic applications, visit the City
website at www.cityofalachua.com
Please forward completed applications on or before January 19,
2009 to City of Alachua, ATTN: Assistant City Manager, DRTB,
P. O. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616. Any questions, please call 386
418-6132.
(Published: ,Alachua County Today - December 25, 2008,
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holiday season while what they
really need are finances.
"We are trying to get our first
home built for foster children,
but you can only do that with
money," Corbette said. "We had
churches and individuals that
just can't afford to support us
now."
Despite the falling numbers
of monetary and item donations
in Alachua County, other local
charities are using other methods
to give back.
"Donations have decreased
for sure especially on furniture
and toys which are the main
things that people .need at this
time of year," said Evelyn
McKoy, a director of Blessed
Hope Foundation of Newberry.
"It always seems like we
have clothes, but that is not
what people are looking for at
Christmas. It really hurts."
The foundation has received
fewer donations this holiday
season, but to make up for what
has not been donated, the money
earned from the thrift store is
being donated back into those
who come and need help paying


utility bills, bus passes and other
holiday expenses.
"Most people are willing to
give if they have it," McKoy
said. "But lately we are seeing
less. I would think it would
have to do with the economy for
sure."
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Date of Notice: December 4, 2008


The City of Alachua is accepting applications
for appointment to the Charter Review Advisory
Board. The Board advises the Alachua City
Commission on revisions and updates to the City
Charter. It is comprised of seven members. Its
initial task will require that it meet weekly to
make recommendations for a ballot referendum
on the City Charter scheduled for April 2009.
Thereinafter, members must meet at least
quarterly. A copy of the proposed committee
schedule may be found on the City's website at
www.cityofalachua.com. Applicants must reside
in the City of Alachua. The City Commission
will make seven appointments to staggered terms
during its January 12, 2009 meeting.

Applicants must submit a statement of interest
and biographical sketch/resume, not to exceed
five pages in length, on or before December 31,
2008. Completed submittals may be mailed to
the attention of the City Manager, P. O. Box 9,
Alachua, FL, 32616, or delivered in person to
Alachua City Hall at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
Alachua, Florida. The outside of the envelope
should be marked Charter Review Advisory
Board. Any questions should be directed to Mr.
Alan Henderson, Deputy City Clerk at 386 418-
6100.
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Cotnidiolpg,1Judge: 'Alleged request has been a constantly moving target'


the City of Alachua had violated
public records laws. Despite
an apparently lengthy written
complaint, the plaintiffs failed
to specifically identify which
documents the city had not
provided.
"...Plaintiffs allege that they
have repeatedly requested to
inspect and copy public records
but they do not identify the
records.
"They also allege that
Defendant has repeatedly denied
'some' of Plaintiffs requests,
but they fail to identify which
requests were denied other than
to describe them generically as
'pertaining to the April 11, 2006
election,' " Roundtree wrote in
his decision.
Many alleged requests
made after filing of lawsuit
On March 13, 2008, Grapski '
and Canney filed an amended list
of 103 public records they say
had not been properly provided.
But it seems the plaintiffs may
have put the cart before the
horse.
"Because many of these
alleged requests were, made after
amended complaint was filed on
Apr. 4, 2008, this Court struck
any requests that were made
after the filing of the amended
complaint.
"This left approximately 25
alleged public records requests
remaining at issues in this case'
"Some of these 25 were
duplicative," Roundtree wrote.
During the trial, the court
determined that unused ballots
from theApril 2006 electionwere.
not public record as a "maner
of law." and it also refiised to
hear about any public records
requests made atter the amended
complaint was filed.,
.'These requests could not
properly be at issue in the case,
because this action cannot be
used to' compel production of.
records that had.not even been
requested when .the operative
complaint was filed," the final
judgment states.
Apparently. frustrated \\ith the
plaititffs, Judge Roundtree wrote
in: his' decision, "Their evidence
regarding public records requests
keeps changing.
"The evidence almost never,
conforms to the allegations of
their complaint nor is it confined
to the Court's prior rulings
on which requests may be
considered."


He also said, "Plaintiffs'
alleged public records requests
have been a constantly moving
target since the time this case
was filed."
In Oct. 2008, the court asked
the plaintiffs and defendants to
prepare proposed final judgments
should the court prevail in their
respective favors. In Grapski and
Canney'sproposedfinaljudgment
there was apparently no specific
mention of any unfulfilled public
records requests other than the
minutes from the Apr. 11, 2006
Canvassing Board meeting.
In Nov. 2008, Judge
Roundtree asked an attorney for
Grapski and Canney to clarify
their position for the public
records case..
"At that hearing, Plaintiffs'
counsel confirmed that Plaintiffs
had essentially abandoned all
of their alleged public records
requests violations tried before
the Court in April 2008, other
than the April 11, 2006 Board of
Canvassers meeting minutes.
According to the judgment,
the court had reason to believe
the City had responded in good
faith to requests for public
documents.
"What was apparent from
trial is that the City responded
to a multitude of Plaintiffs'
voluminous public records
requests over the past several
years andhas produced thousands
of documents in response to those
requests," the judgment states.
Roundtree dismantled the
argument that the Apr. 11, 2006
Canvassing Board minutes had
not been pro% ided, wntmng. "The.
onl) two consistent allegations
which .Plaintiffs pursued were
the alleged refusal to provide
the Canvassing Board minutes
and the failure of Defendant's
employees to personally meet
with Plaintiffs to discuss their
public records requests.
"Plaintiffs filed this action
on January 9, 2007, almost nine'
months after their request for the
April 11, 2006 Canvassing Board
minutes.
"They attached a copy of
these minutes to the complaint.
'Since the\ actually\ had
a copy of the minute jI'their
possession at the tirfefiite \\as
filed, this action cannot be used
to compel production of that
document which was already
provided:. . R. .;.
. In the end, Roundtree


concluded that the City of
Alachua did not "unlawfully"
refuse any public records requests
made by Grapski and Canney.
The judge went on to
note that Grapski had used a
similar mechanism to attempt
to obtain attorney's fees in a
case involving the University of
Florida president.
"A finding of unlawful delay
or refusal in producing public
records requires some. proof
that the agency did something
to hinder production of the
documents requested resulting in
an unlawful delay.
"There is absolutely no proof
in this case that the City either
hindered or ignored Plaintiffs'
requests.
"To the contrary, the evidence
showed that the City made a
good faith effort to comply with
Plaintiffs' requests," Roundtree
noted.
City's use of consent agenda
doesn't violate law
As for the City of Alachua
using a consent agenda to
approve items at a public
meeting, the judge said his office
conducted substantial research
to locate any laws or case law
relating to the issue and found
none. In fact, Roundtree said
according to case law, there is no
requirement a meeting agenda
even be prepared.
"If an agenda is not required
by the sunshine law and if a
city can add items to an agenda
during the course of a meeting
and take action on that item at
that meeting, how can it be said
that the City of Alachua's use
of a consent agenda violates the
sunshine law?
"It cannot," Roundtree
concluded in his judgment.
The decisions come as big
wins for the City of Alachua
which had been criticized by not
only Grapksi, but others in years
past for not complying .with
public, information requests.
In a press release, Alachua
City Manager Clovis Watson,
Jr. said, "We always leave these
matters to the courts, and we
ire very pleased with the court's
decisions."
.An .the City Manager said
the Git \3orks to respond to
every public records request.
"I believe this ruling is a
reflection of that," he added.
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our residents and visitors," said violators who have a disregard
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assistance from the FHP are als4
encouraged to use *FHP.
The Florida Highway Patrol'
reminds motorists of Florida's,
Move Over law. The law requireS:
motorists to move over when a
patrol car, emergency vehicle or
tow truck/wrecker is stopped ori
the side of the road with lightS'
flashing. Motorists are required
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Skming for quick cash. This at home or in your locked car hours, when you can see better
rkshop focuses on some of before your next transaction. and others can see you better. If
things to be aware of when Be Aware of Your you must use an ATM at night,
you use your ATM. Surroundings: Look at the consider one inside an open
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lit? Is it in a remote area, or are Lines in the Area: If there
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Rjay
Armstrong
White Male,
5'03",
5/17/1983
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

:Currently
: wanted for:
:Possess Manufac-.
qrie Sell or Deliver
Synthetic Narcotic
k2':counts), Possess
b�ugs, Keep shop
:r vehicle for drugs,
jNlrcotic equipment
possession


Steven A.
Missey
[White Male,
5'11",
9/22/66
Prown Hair,
'Green Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
qivil Order of
Arrest


Braa
Ross
White Male,
6'1",
12/09/86
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery, Stalk-
ing, Harassing
Phone Calls,
Open Container


Jonn
Davie
Hispanic
Male, 5'9",
1/20/1981
Black fHair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Larceny


James
Moment
Black Male,
5'8",
12/15/88
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Operating a.
Motor Vehicle
with out a
License











Talon
Jackson
Black Male,
5'8", 180
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Trevor
Hudson
Black Female,
5'4",
8/27/1963
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Criminal
Mischief


Joshua C.
Wilkes
White Male,
5'11",
8/10/84
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Robert
Sheffield
White Male,
517",
10/18/1949
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sex Offender
Violation


Lashawna
Grissim
Black Female,
5'1",
2/6/1976
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Larceny


Jackie
Bakke
White Female,
5'4",
04/05/66'
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
. wanted for:
Felony Welfare
Fraud


Ursula
Fletcher
White Female,
5'8t"
05/08/68
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


Logan I.
Hunter
White Male,
5'06, 7/12/87
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:;
Possession of
Marijuana less
than 20 grams,
Possession of
Drug Parapher-
nalia


Nicholas
McLocklin
White Male,
6'" 6/2/86
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft


Katara N.
Strange
Black Male,
5'09",
1/23/81
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently, ,
wanted for:
Civil Order of
Arrest


Gerald
Walker
Black Male,
5'11",
10/28/66
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


What sho
Review the pictures above. If you know the'
IQcation 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.


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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2008




How can I make a difference?


Jesus gives us a dual
parable in Matthew 5:13-
16 that helps us
understand what
it takes to make
a difference.
He uses simple
things such as
salt and light
to guide us in
our quest to
address issues
and to make a REV. LEO
difference for TRAI
the kingdom. New Life Cc
In verse Chapel, Ga
13 we are told
that we are "the salt of the
earth." Salt is a preservative.
It was used to preserve meat
before the invention of
refrigeration. It is still used
that way in some areas of
the world today. We are to
preserve the ruths of God.
The purpose of the salt is
not to preserve the world.,
The world does not need
preserving. The world needs
changing and this change
comes through'the Word of
God and the power of the
Holy Spirit.
We accomplish this
preserving of God's Word
and way by being taught


these truths as children.
We continue to learn these
truths throughout
our whole life.
We are to also
teach these truths
to our children
so that the truth
will be preserved
for generations
to come as each
generation teaches
RD R. the next.
IA E v e r y,
nmunity generation needs
nesville the truth of God
to be taught to
them. Each generation
needs the truth of God in
order to guide it as it grows


and changes as a society,
especially with all the new
technologies and scientific
breakthroughs. The Word
of God is the standard that
establishes what is right and
wrong, what is godly and
what sin is. ,
Jesus goes on and tells
us that if the "salt loses
its saltiness, how can it be
made salty again? It .is no
longer good for anything..."
This warning relates to the
church, the believer, losing
his convictions. It is not a
command, but a question.
It is a warning about losing
our beliefs. If we lose our
conviction and our beliefs


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we will not be able to teach
the next generation the
truth of God and thereby
preserve the Word of God.
If the Word of God is not
taught by people of faith
and conviction we end up
with the "Dark Ages" where
man is set adrift in the world
without purpose and religion
grows cold.
The idea of salt losing
its saltiness is a warning to
not become like that. With
God all things are possible
(Mat. 19:26). A person who
has grown cold and drifted
into error can be brought


back. Even a society that
has been adrift can be called
back to the way of God and
then to preserve the Word of
God which leads to making
a difference for the kingdom
of God.
In the events leading up
to 2 Kings 22 we see the
Israelites have fallen away
from the grace of God and
are practicing things that
displease God. In 2 Kings
22 the Book of the Law that
had been lost and forgotten
resurfaces. The reading of
this book impacts the king
and change comes to the


land as recorded in 2 Kings
23:3. Martin Luther and the
reformers brought change.
Revival in the late 18 and
1900s brought renewal to
the church. The key is that
God does not want you and
me to have to be renewed.
He wants us to stay in His
presence, adhering to His
Word. He wants us to remain
the salt that preserves the
Word of God delivering it to
the next generation.
We do this by preserving
the Word of God.


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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 & Lany Pahman
(386) 462-3326


'Fellowship
SChurch .
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
16916 NWUS Hwy 441, High Springs
386454-1700 * www.FellowshipOnline.org

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


Hare Krishna Temple
Intemational Society for Krishna
Consciousness (ISKCON)
FounderAcarya His Divine Grace
AC. Bhaktivedanta SwamiPrabhupada
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

New Life
Community Chapel
SMeeting at Westside .
Park Recreation Center
1001 NW 34th Street
Gaihesville, FL 32605
Sunday Worship - 10:30 AM
Pastor Leonard R.Traina (352)214-4462
Web: www.newlifecommunitychapel.org


r1, of Life
^.^l l AssemblyofGod
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua
www.riveroflifeassembly.org


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S all Baints Englican Churcl)
Aparish ofthe CristiaEpiscopal Chrch
*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., HighSprings
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 transportationto & from services.
Youth/Childrens Director: Holly Erskine
RichardStauffer, Pastor * (386) 454-1255


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

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10a.m., 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 * 18100NW262Avenue


Services
Sunday 11.30 am & 6 30 p m.
Children's Church 11.30 a.m
Wednesday:
Adult & Children BiblS Study 7 p.m
Consumed Youth Service - 7 p.m.


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CHRISTIAN FAMILYWORSHIP
CENTERAND BIBLE 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 1'la.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367 Cell: (386) 878-9568


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
IMPAn Ins One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
(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


St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Famih Studi
Sunday\ Sen ices 9:45 a.m. Church School
II a.m. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins. Pasior
Theme: " Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


A PASSAGE
Family Church
"Rearhing people where they I re


2020 NE 15 Street
Gainesville
(352) 336-8686


www.passageministries.org


List your
Place of Worship
here
Call (386) 462-3355
ext. 9503
for more information.


|I First Presbyterian
L Church
ofAlachua
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
4JI 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 Curch in WestemAlachua Coury
Pastor Ty Keys -
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue in
Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9a.m.Nursery provided.
For info go to www.gacecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by L fing Up
he'Name ofChrist-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

List your
Place of Worship
here
Call (386) 462-3355
ext. 9503
for more information.

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


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Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 pm.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6 pm.;
Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday: YSB 7 pn,
Wednesday: OutreachFellowshipDinner
6 p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 1501h Avenue, Alachua
PastorWlie 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 L% WORSHIP I1AM
S: ,. SiUNDAY E\EN1NGr WORSHIP 6P.M
E DNE SDA' \.ORSFHII 7 P.M.
Pastors James Lawhun 386-454-9709
and Larry Haley 386-454-0720
VISITORSALWAYS WELCOME! Come join us!


5 service limes
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
t Wednesday 7:30 p.m.,
r Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
386-454-1563
www.impactfamilychurch.com
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 a.m-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 anm. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study


Nursery provided for all services.
Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


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CITY OF HAWTHORNE
PLANNINGG AND ZONING
BOARD
NOTICE OF VACANCY

he City of Hawthorne
accepting applications
)r one appointment to be
lade on the Planning and
zoning Board, a five-member
board that meets monthly.
applicants must be residents
f the city, real property
Nners within the city, or any
arson owning or operating
business within the city.
arms are three years.

applications may be obtained
person at City Hall, 6700
E 221st Street, Monday
rough Friday during regular
jsiness hours. Completed
)plications must be received
> later than January 15,
)08 and should be turned
at City Hall or mailed to
ity of Hawthorne, Attn:
anner, 6700 SE 221st St.,
awthorne, FL 32640. Call
,52) 481-2432 with any
jestions.

(Published: Alachua
countyy Today - December
25, 2008)
NOTICE TO BID

ie City of High Springs is
irrently accepting sealed
ds from licensed real
;tate agents for the listing,
marketing and arranging
e sale of a 4,427 total sq.
home on approximately.
ght (8) acres. Sealed bids
,ust be submitted to the City
manager's office at City Hall,
10 NW 1st Avenue, High
springs, Florida 32643 by


3:00 pm, January 6, 2009.
Bid packets are available at
City Hall.

THE CITY OF HIGH
SPRINGS RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR
ALL BIDS.

(Published: Alachua
County Today - December
18 and 25, 2008)
City of Newberry
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE
VACANCIES

The City of Newberry is
accepting applications for
5 seats on the Recreation
Advisory Board, 2 seats.
on the Beautification
Committee, 2 seats on
the Planning and Zoning
Review Board, 2 seats on
the Economic Development
Committee, 2 seats on the
Code Enforcement Board,
and 3 seats on the Cemetery
Committee. Applicants
must reside in the City of
Newberry.
Applications may be obtained
from City Hall or for electronic
applications please visit
the City website at www.
ci.newberry.fl.us. Completed
applications must be received
no later than 5:00 pm, Tues.,
Jan. 5, 2009 and should
be dropped off or mailed to
City of Newberry, Located
at 25440 W. Newberry Rd
or P.O. Box 369, Newberry,
FL 32669. If any questions,
please contact the City Clerk
at 472-2446 ext. 101.
(Published: Alachua County
Today - December 18 and
25, 2008)
NOTICE OF INTENT

The City of High Springs,
Florida is complying with
the requirements of the
Florida Retirement System
by publishing this notice


of intent to designate the
position of Finance Director
to the.Senior Management
Service Class.

James D. Drumm, City
Manager/City Clerk

(Published: Alachua
County Today - December
18 and 25, 2008)
CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the following
Items will be heard at a
meeting held by the City
Commission of the City of
Hawthorne, Florida, at a
public hearing on January
6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the
City Commission Meeting
Room, City Hall located
at 6700 Southeast 221st
Street, Hawthorne, Florida.

Ordinance 2009-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA; RELATING TO
THE REZONING OF TEN
OR MORE CONTIGUOUS
ACRES OF LAND;
AMENDING THE OFFICIAL
ZONING ATLAS OF THE
CITY OF HAWTHORNE
LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS,PURSUANT
TO AN APPLICATION
BY THE PROPERTY
OWNER OF SAID
ACREAGE; PROVIDING
FOR REZONING FROM
RESIDENTIAL SINGLE
FAMILY/ MOBILE HOME -2
(RSF/MH-2) TO PLANNED
UN IT.. D-EVELO P.-M E NT
(PUD) OF CERTAIN LANDS
WITHIN THE CORPORATE
LIMITS OF THE CITY


OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE

Ordinance 2008-07

AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA, RELATINGTOTHE
REZONING OF LESS THAN
TEN CONTIGUOUS ACRES
OF LAND, PURSUANT TO
AN APPLICATION BY THE
PROPERTY OWNER OF
SAIDACREAGE;AMENDING
THE OFFICIALZONING
ATLAS OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE
LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS,
PROVIDING FOR
REZONING FROM COUNTY
AGRICULTURAL (A) TO
COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE
AND WAREHOUSING
(CIW) OF CERTAIN LANDS
WITHIN THE CORPORATE
LIMITS OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING
SE V E RAB I L IT Y;
REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE

Ordinance 2008-14

AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA ADOPTING
AN URBAN SERVICES
REPORT PURSUANT TO
THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THE ALACHUA COUNTY
BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT
ACT (CHAPTER 90-496,
.LAWS OF FLORIDA)
RELATING TO VOLUNTARY
'ANNEXATIONS TO THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE
CITY OF HAWTHORNE,


FLORIDA, WHICH ARE
REASONABLY COMPACT,
AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE
CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

On the date, time and place
first above mentioned, all
interested persons may
appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed
actions. All persons are
advised that, if they decide
to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced
public hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings
and that, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made,
which record includes the
testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is
to be based. In accordance
with the 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 (352) 481-2432 at
least 48 hours prior to the
public hearing.

(Published: Alachua
County Today - December
25, 2008)


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built concrete block 3BR 2BAwith basement. You can
split the 1.3 acres to build another home. A sweet deal
at $182,000. MLS#294522
Adorable, affqrdableand charming Builtin 1999
this 2BR 2BA has a dining room, kitchen with breakfast
bar and open living room. Large fenced backyard with
many.trees and plenty of room. Well taken care of and
move in ready. $144,900 MLS#298657
3BR 2BA mobile home with fireplace, ceramic
tile flooring and screen porch sits on a pretty half
acre lot within walking distance to schools. In need
of some work but worth it for the location. $89,900
MLS#298570
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An incredible price reduction on this gorgeous
5+ acres and a 3BR 2BA 1485sf CB home. Large


oaks and pasture in homes only subdivision. Features
'screened porch, 2-car garage, security system, fully
fenced and more. $249,900 MLS#287380
Best of both. Pasture and live oaks on the 7.6
acres. Solid CB 4BR 3BA, great room plus den. Open
and covered patios for outdoor gatherings. Numerous
outbuildings to store your treasures. $335,000
MLS#289385
Beautiful custom brick 2405sf 3BR 3BA, biry
master suite, wood floors thru-out, FP, front porch, rear
patio all on 10 majestic acres. Pond, pasture, oaks,
2 pole bams, workshop, no deed restrictions round off
this nice package. $349,000 MLS#296132
Located close to 1-75, US441, Dollar General/
Walmart distribution centers is this 2006 3BR 2BA
home on 1.7 acres. Beautiful pasture fenced along with
a separate area with an organic garden. Great home,
great location, great land! $124,900 MLS#296735
Convenient Country Living and close to 1-75.
1948 3BR 1BA home on 6.5 acres in Alachua. Be the


since 1979
"place to be" with the wrap around, screened in porch
with hot tub and above ground pool. The land is just
extra $179,900 MLS#289375
VACANT LAND
5 acres mostly cleared, partially fenced. Just
south of CR138, very secluded, no deed restrictions,
non-maintained dead-end road. Quiet country living
at its best, live year round or build a getaway close to
rivers and springs. $50,000 MLS#290192
Great location for you and your horses. Two 5
acre lots on 94th Avenue in an area of site built and
mobile homes. Each lot has its own character or
combine them both for a great 10 acre parcel. $99,900
each MLS#291836-7
Want privacy Great opportunity to own the
perfect mix of woods and clearing. 10 beautiful acres.
Convenient location just outside of Ft. White near rivers
and recreation. Also available, additional 20 acres.
$75,000 MLS#296872


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