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Publication Date: January 15, 2009
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This newspaper named 2007 Business of the Year -Alachua Chamber of Commerce


Archer city manager fired


By GABRIELA IZARRA
Today Reporter


v ARCHER Archer City Manager
Jouglas Drymon was fired after a city
commission vote Monday.
Drymon, who was hired as city
iffianager in the summer of 2005, had been
:'fie fifth official to' hold the position since
"2001. Although the vote was on Monday
evening, commissioners opted to keep him

'Newberry R

waste pop,


collection

rates

increase .
By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY Waste
Pro collection rates for
Newberry have increased as
of Monday, which means a 57
cent increase per month for
residential properties and 13
cents more per yard a month.
RATES INCREASE:
Continued on page A7


Sports

complex

gains

momentum
By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY-The Easton-
Newberry Sports Complex
Regional Archery/Recreation
Center is already aiming and
shooting at the first phase of
construction.
' With a $133,000 Florida
R-ecreation Development
Assistance Program state grant,
COMPLEX:
Continued on page A8


on board through Tuesday afternoon when
details could be worked out on an interim
replacement.
The city commission felt it was time
for a change in management, Archer City
Mayor Leann Slaughter said.
Three of the five-member commission
voted for 'his termination, while two,
including Mayor Slaughter, opposed.
"He did a fine job as our City Manager,"


Slaughter said.
Vice-Mayor Blanch Parker however
didn't seem to agree citing concerns that
Drymon had not responded to concerns
brought by commissioner.
"It became clear to me that [Drymon]
would never get back to two commissioners
in particular.
"I could see this is never going to work,"
CITY MANAGER:
Continued on page A8


tired but not tired
uilar principal keeps busy


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After 41 years in the education field, Christine Hirsch may be retired, but she is busier than
ever. Sitting on the bench dedicated in her honor at Irby Elementary, she recently took a few
moments to talk about her current activities which include serving as president of the Alachua
Lion's Club.


By SARA POWELL
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Once a popular principal
at Irby Elementary, Christine Hirsch has kept
herself busy even after retirement.
"I'd rather burn out than rust out in my old
age."
That was what Hirsch told her granddaughter,
who claimed she keeps far busier than others her
age.


"I just feel my husband and I were blessed
with people who assisted us along in our lives,
and we like to spend our time trying to give back
to people as well," Hirsch, a 36-year resident of
Alachua, said.
Community residents may be familiar with
Hirsch, who was the popular principal of Irby
Elementary from 1992 to 2006. These days, she
serves as the president of the Alachua Lions Club
HIRSCH:
Continued onpage A2


BRYAN BUUKAKl/Alachua County Today
Protestersstand outside theStateAttorney's Office in Gainesville
the evening before political activist Charles Grapski's trial was
set to begin. Grapski, who has been in jail since Oct. 12, was
arrested for breaking into friend Mark Kiester's house.


Grapski on trial


for break in


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
GAINESVILLE The trial
for Charles Grapski has arrived
more than three months
after the political activist was
arrested for trespassing and
criminal mischief.,
A jury for Grapski's trial
was selected Monday, and he
will face the charges Thursday
at 9 a.m.
The charges, in this case
'have been ridiculed by allies
of Grapski, who say the arrest
was. merely a political ploy to
keep him in jail.
"I don't think it has anything


to do with justice or protecting.
the public," said friend and
political activist Michael
Canney. "This was simply a
way for the State. Attorney's
Office to get Grapski's previous
bond revoked so he would stay
in jail."
Canney and other political
activists gathered for a
second time in front of the
State Attorney's Office on
Wednesday evening to protest
Grapski's arrest and trial.
Grapski's supporters claim
the Oct. 12 event in which
She entered the home of Mark
GRAPSKI:
Continued on page A4


Alachua to host 2010

softball world series


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA After months
ofwaiting in'silent anticipation,
the pity of Alachua has been
tapped to host the 2010 Babe
Ruth Softball World Series,
which is expected to bring
millions of dollars into the'
local economy.
Robert 'Faherty, Jr., vice
president of the Babe Ruth


League, -visited Alachua, High
Springs and Gainesville on
Tuesday. to determine if the
facilities were ideal for the
tournament, and he informed
city officials that Alachua has
moved up from third place to
first place.
However, the Santa Fe
Babe Ruth program, which
is in charge of, funding the
SOFTBALL:
Continued on page A8


National champions


BEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Fans celebrate with the newly crowned national champions at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on
Saturday. The Gator football team defeated then-No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners 24-14 in Miami on Jan.
8. Quarterback Tim Tebow announced at the event that he will be with the team for another year.


Newberry eyesore no more
New development to'replace abandoned plant


By TRACEY MCMANUS '
Today Reporter.
NEWBERRY Th
abandoned manufacturing
plant that has, stood out as
an eyesore near manicured
subdivisions and schools in
downtown Newberry will
soon be transformed into, a
planned development as the
city commission approved.,
preliminary rezoning plans
Monday.
While' the first of three
construction phases are
already underway for Oak
View Village, planning
representatives requested
NEWBERRY:
Continued on page AS


Alachua County Today file photo
Long considered to be an eyesore in Newberry, the abandoned
J&M Manufacturing plant will soon be replaced by a mixed-use
development, including a residential component.


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ALACHUA

COUNTY

TODAY..,

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EVENTS ... ..... A3
JOBS......... 3...B3
LEGALS. ........ .. B3
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Jesse says,
"Many a girl is
lookingfor an

old man with a
strong will -
and it's made
out to her."


HIRSCH:
Continued fiom page Al

- the first woman to hold the
position in 70 years.
Hirsch's husband, Gunter,
the former district governor
for Lions Club International,
also keeps the two involved
in leadership activities for the
organization -- locally and
internationally.
"We travel: all the time,"
Hirsch said. "My .husband
speaks at a lot of different
places. We've been to China,
and last March, we went to New
York to represent the Lions at
the United Nations."
Hirsch grew up in Oswego,
N.Y. When she married in 1961,
she and her husband moved to
Washington D.C., where .they
lived for 11 years. She has two
children, a son who lives in
Jacksonville and a daughter who
lives in North Carolina. She also
has three grandchildren.
Prior to her current
involvement in the Lions Club,
Hirsch worked for many years
in the education field. When
living in Washington D.C., she


till finds time for family


taught at an elementary school
in nearby Maryland.
In 1972, after she and her
husband moved to Florida,
Hirsch began work as a first-
grade teacher at Alachua
Elementary. After earning
her master's degree from the
University of Florida in 1984,
Hirsch went into-administration
and became a supervisor of
early childhood.
She served as principal
of Finley Elementary in
Gainesville from 1987 to 1989
and Alachua Elementary from
1989 to 1992. At that time,
Hirsch began working at the
new Irby Elementary.
"I was excited and honored
to open a school for Mr. Irby,"
she said.
As the principal, Hirsch's
duties included the curriculum
coordinator forthe school, which
educated up to 700 .children.
She also kept involved with the
latest educational innovations.
Hirsch said she appreciated
the team-friendly atmosphere


she and her staff created at Irby
Elementary the most.
"I considered myself a team
leader, not a boss," she said..
"We really worked together as
a family. Consequently, parents
coming into,,Irby felt a part of
that atmosphere."
She said she believes the
principal sets the tone of an entire
school and its expectations,
and she wanted to create an
environment where parents felt
comfortable getting involved
and supporting the program.
After 41 years in the
education field, Hirsch said she
decided it was time to move on
and pursue other interests.
As the president of the
Alachua Lions Club, Hirsch said
she creates the organizational
structure of the meetings
themselves, sets the goals and
encourages new.membership.
"It's important to find young
people wanting to join to keep
the organization going," she
said.
Hirsch and her husband


also take part in various Lions
Club activities which help with
catastrophes such as hurricanes
and tsunamis and build clinics
in countries such as Tibet and
Mongolia.
"Our main goal now is, to
allow people who are in need,
to have a better quality of life,"
she said,
InAfrica and SouthAmerica,
she said, a lot of people suffer
from an ailment called "river
blindness," which is caused by
a parasite that gets into the eye.
The Lions Club distributes a pill
that eradicates the disease.
"We hope to wipe out river
blindness," she said.
. The Lions Club also helps
out locally, she said. They
assist families in need at
Christmastime and provide
scholarship programs at Santa
Fe High School.
Despite all of their activities,
Hirsch said she and Gunter still
find the time to spend with their
children and grandchildren
whenever they can. She said she


feels fortunate to have been able
to raise a family in Alachua.
"I grew up in a college town
in New York, and I wanted a
different pace of life for my
family when I got married," she
said.
She said when they found
the community of Alachua, they
immediately felt at home.
"My husband said when we.
found Alachua, 'I'm gonna die
within sevenmiles of here,'" she
,said. "We were just welcomed
into the community."
Hirsch said as a school
principal, she found that
professionals in Gainesville
wanted to come to Alachua
because of the small-town
atmosphere.
"Even though we're
growing, we're able to maintain
that atmosphere," she said.
"And we're lucky in that the
people who come here help us
perpetuate that image."
# # #


Protect your pets from



cold weather


Special to Alachua County Today .
As tough as cold
temperatures and frigid winds
of winter are on us Floridians
that aren't used to it, they can
be even tougher on pets. A lot
of owners think that because
their pets have fur coats, they
can more easily endure the
cold weather, but that's not
necessarily the case. Dogs and
cats are domesticated animals,
and are as accustomed to the
warm shelter of the indoors as
we are.
So when the mercury drops,
follow these guidelines to help
protect your pets.
Letting dogs outside to run
around and exercise is important
to their health and happiness.
During the cold, you need to,
take some precautions. First,
decide when cold is too cold.
A good rule of thumb: Long-
haired dogs can play outside for
short periods of time when it's
above 200F; short-haired dogs,
young pups, and elderly dogs
should wait until the mercury
rises to 400F.
Wind-chill can threaten a
pet's life, no matter what the
temperature. Outdoor dogs
must be protected by a dry,
draft-free doghouse that is large
enough to allow the dog to sit


and lie down comfortably, but
small enough to hold in his/
her body heat. The floor should
be raised a few inches off the
ground and covered with cedar
shavings or straw. The house
should be turned to face away
from the wind, and the doorway
should be covered with a flap
of heavy waterproof fabric or
heavy plastic.
Cats, on the other hand, will
live longer and healthier lives
if they remain safety .confined
and supervised all of the time
regardless of the season.
If your cat has been allowed
outdoors before, winter may
be the perfect time to transition
your furry friend to being .an
indoor-only cat.
When your dog does venture
outside for a walk or to play,
keep him or her covered from
head to paw. Invest' in a doggie
coat or sweater especially for
your short-haired pet. You may
also want to consider covering
sensitive paws with booties.
Another tip: Keep your pet
well-groomed matted fur is
not very efficient at insulating.
And while your pets are outside,
keep a close eye on them. If you
see shivering, it's time to come
in. According to the American
Animal Hospital Association,
animals are vulnerable to
frostbite and hypothermia in
less than an hour.
Dogs who spend time
running around outside in the
cold'may need more food than
usual. That's because they bum
extra energy to keep warm. You
should also always have fresh
water available when they come


in. If you put a dish outside,.
use a plastic one, instead of
aluminum animals' tongues
can stick to cold metal and
make sure the water is clear of
ice.
Some of winter's less
obvious hazards come not from
the cold, but from what we do'
to fight it. Antifreeze is a major
concern. It tastes sweet, but a
teaspoon is enough to kill your,:
pets. If they get even a couple
of licks, they need to get to the
veterinarian immediately. Make
sure to check regularly under
your car and clean up any pools
of the green liquid that may
be forming. Better yet, look
for pet-friendly antifreeze that
isn't fatal if swallowed in small
amounts, and -that contains a.
bittering agent.
Then there's the lure of a
warm engine for a cold animal.
Slap your car's hood before
starting the car to make sure no
shivering animals have sought
refuge there.
The Humane Society's
Thrift store has a wide array of
apparel foryour fuzzy friend and
has new and gently used items
for sale at their store, located at
2029 NW 6th St. Gainesville.
The Humane Society rescues
over 1,000 companion animals
each year in Alachua County
and has been serving the
Alachua County area for more
than 35 years. The Alachua
County Humane Society
is a ."no-kill" shelter and is
dedicated to the well being and
adoption of companion animals
in our community.
.# # #


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Neighborhood meeting will be held to discuss a
Site Plan application to allow for the placement of
four (4) accessory structures onft a 39 acre property
located at the 18800 block of US 441. The Zoning
of. the subject property is Agricultural i;nd
Commercial Intensive. This is not a public hearing.
The purpose of the meeting is to inform neighboring
property owners of the nature of the proposal and
seek their comments.

The meeting will be held Thursday January 29, 2009
at 6:00 pm at the Swick House located at 15010 NW
142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, 32615.

Contact Person: Stacy Hall, P.S.M.
Phone Numnber: (352) 331-1976








ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THiURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009 A3





M eeti.......... th Heartland...



Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


a Alachua Community
Market is now open every
Friday (weather permitting)
from 2 p.m. to dusk. Vendors
welcome. Selling farm produce,
plants, crafts, greenproducts. 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.
A benefit program will be
held for Joy Hickmon Parker
on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The
program will be at Mt Carmel
United Methodist Church.
For more information or to
participate, call Charlene at 386-
454-1467 or John at 386-454-
8492.
Alachua Children's
Theater is accepting
registration for the classic tale
The Wizard of Oz through
Jan. 15. This is an excellent
adaptation. of the story with all
the beloved characters including
Dorothy, Aunt Em, Uncle
Henry, the Munchkins, the
Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow,
the Tin Man, the Wicked Witch.
-There's plenty of room for the'
'other performers, too, as winged
:monkeys, animals, guards and
servants. Production is open
to ages 6-16. Full costume
production will be held at the
Alachua Women's Club. For
more information, contact Carol
Jackson at JacksonCarolm@


yahoo.com or 352-870-3535.
* The Gainesville Warrior
Girls Fast Pitch Softball
Organization will be holding
tryouts for the. 12U teams on
Saturday, Jan.. 17 from .2-4
p.m. at Memorial Park in High
Springs.
For additional information,
call Coach Phil Riley.at 352-215-
1884, email pjriley.l@netzero.
net or view website .http://
gainesvillewarriors.teamopolis.
com.
* Tennis anyone? The City
of High Springs Recreation
Division is now taking
registration for the Adult Tennis
League. It doesn't matter if you
are a beginner or an old pro, we
will match you up and put you
in a schedule. Stop by the High
Springs City Hall' and sign up
today. The fee is only $20.
For further information on
tennis or any recreation, contact
JohanneatHighSpringsCityHall,
386-454-1416, extension 5 or
email HighSpringsRecreation@
yahoo.com,
* The City of High
Springs Recreation Division
is currently. taking "team
registrations" for Adult Co-
Ed Softball teams. Get your
company involved and build
employee moral and fitness.
Games will start on Thursday,
Jan. 22. Scheduled games will
be on Monday and JThursday
nights. This season the fee is
only $200 per team. Each team
is to order their own numbered


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uniform shirts and to pay the
fees of $22 per game. Contact
Johanne Bell for information
and to reserve your team for the
schedule. All forms and fees
must be turned in before the first
game.
There will be a coaches/
team manager meeting at the
High Springs Civic Center on
Wednesday, Jan. 21 starting
at 6:30 p.m. For further
information, contact Johanne
at HighSpringsRecreation@
yahoo.com or call High Springs
City Hall at 386-454-1416,
extension 5.
* Winter Art Fair @ Tioga
- 60 artists and fine craftsperson
show works at Winter Art Fair
@ Tioga at West Newberry Road
and SW 127 Street, Gainesville
on Friday, Feb. 27, 5-10 p.m.;
Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Sunday, March 1, 10 a.m.-4
pm. For more information, visit
http://gainesvillefinearts.com.
* Revival services Will be
held at Forest Grove Baptist
Church with Dr. Dennis Deese
Sunday, Jan. 18, 10:45 a.m. and
6 p.m. and Monday through
Wednesday, Jan. 19-21, .7,p.m.
Childcare provided for all
services. The church is located
at 22575 NW 94th Avenue,
Alachua. Please call the church
for more information at 386-
462-3921
* Saint Luke AME Church
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Rev. Jessie L. Steele Pastor
will celebrate Martin Luther
King's Day on Sunday, Jan.
18, 3 p.m. Mr. Clovis Watson,
Jr. Alachua City Manager will be
the guest speaker. The public is
invited. For more information,
please contact. Sis. Jennie
Williams 352-373-0275.
* The Knights of Columbus
will hold a fish fry this Friday,
Jan. 16 at St. Madeleine Church,
17115 US Hwy. 441, in High
Springs. The Knights will be
serving from 4 to 6 p.m. and
*the menu will feature fish, cold
slaw, grits, corn on the cob and
hush puppies. The cost is $7 for
adults and $3.50 for children and
all are welcome.
* John Sikorski will be
at the Hathcock Center in
Alachua on Saturday, Feb. 7,
at 2 p.m. to assess your old,
unusual or collectible items.
Cost is $2 to attend and $5 per
item. Sponsored by the Alachua


Historical Society. Call 386-462-
4001 for more information.
* The Sunshine State
Archaeological Society (SASS)
is hosting the Second Annual
Alachua Stone Age Fair at the
Alachua Woman's Club, Main
Street Alachua on Saturday, Jan.
24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30,p.m.
The fair is an educational
show featuring outstanding
private and public artifact
and fossil collections. No
commercial buying or selling
of prehistoric artifacts or fossils
will be allowed.
A number of high' regarded
speakers will be presenting the
latest information on Paleolithic
people and animals in North
American, .concurrently with
displays in the exhibition, hall.
SSAS is currently accepting
donations to help offset show
expenses. Please contact SSAS
Treasurer Hugh McKenzie at
hughm@vargaresearch.com.


Call now (386-462-3355) or e-mail us
(contest@alachuatoday.com) to' be entered
into our weekly drawing. Be sure to put the word
'contest in the-subject line and include your
contact information along with your entry.
All correct entries wll be placed into a drawing each week and at least one winner wil be pulled.
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FREE to the public!


Weight Loss &
Health Awareness Clinics is
providing therapists to admin-
ister weight loss and stop sminIk-
ing group hypnotic therapy.
For many people, this th tapy
reduces 2 to 3 clothing 'sizes
and/or stops smoking.
Funding for this project
comes from public d0oafi m.
Anyone who wants 1treiitin.t
will receive professional hypno-
therapy free from charge.;


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An appointment is not neces- Mon. Jan 19, 7:30pm
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receive treatment. STARKE
Health Awareness Clinics is a
non-profit organization. They gh Springs Civic Center
rely on donations to make treat- 320 NW USa441
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A modest $5.00 donation when Wed. Jan. 21, 7:30pm
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Only one 2-hour session is 1501 0 NW 142nd Terrace
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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT

OF AN ORDINANCE OF

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public
hearing on a proposed ordinance on January 26,2009 at 7:00
p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers of
City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 09 13

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
ALACHUA, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ADOPTED BY
ORDINANCE NO. 0-91-23, AS AMENDED,
TO INCORPORATE TEXT AMENDMENTS
TO THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT BY
AMENDING OBJECTIVE 1.6 TO ALLOW
PRIVATELY OWNED RECREATIONAL
LANDS IN THE RECREATION FUTURE
LAND USE MAP CATEGORY, AND
AMENDING POLICY 1.6.d TO LIMIT THE
FLOOR AREA RATIO FOR PRIVATELY
OWNED RECREATIONAL USES IN THE
RECREATION FUTURE LAND USE MAP
CATEGORY; PROVIDING A REPEALING
CLAUSE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies
of the proposed ordinance, the Staff Report, and related
materials are available for public inspection at the Planning
and Community Development Department or atthe Office
of the City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting.
Written comments on the proposed ordinance may be
sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning
and Community Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua
FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made
at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a
verbatim record ismade. In accordance with-the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk at (386).4,18-6100 x 101
at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today January 15, 2009)




PUBLIC NOTICE ,:.'

NOTICEOF ENACTMENT

OF AN ORDINANCE OF

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on January 26, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The
hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 09 11

ANORDINANCEOF THE CITY OFALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
FUTURE LAND USE MAP: 2015; AMENDING THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP CLASSIFICATION FROM
ALACHUA COUNTY RURAL CLUSTER TO CITY OF
ALACHUA COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL (17.65
ACRES) AND MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL
(-21.63 ACRES) ON ONE PARCEL OF LAND THAT
TOTALS APPROXIMATELY 39.28 ACRES; LOCATED
SOUTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 441, NORTH AND EAST OF
TURKEY CREEK DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL
IMPACT, AND WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF
TURKEYCREEK BOULEVARD AND U.S. HIGHWAY 441,
ALACHUA, FLORIDA. A PORTION. OF TAX PARCEL
NUMBER J05898-000-000; PROVIDING A REPEALING
CLAUSE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PROVIDINGAN
EFFECTIVE DATE.


Good Boy on DVD


By KEES BOER
Today Entertainment Mriter


Most people who have a
dog have probably wondered
at one time or another, who is
really the boss owner or dog.
No doubt, most of us assume
we are the boss of our four-
legged friend. The questions
though are: Who feeds the 'dog;
whp spends money on the dog;
and who picks up the droppings
after the dog. It is us, right?
Consider that we may have
been hoodwinked. What if.we
have been duped into doing all
of this by man's best friend
the. ultimate salesperson!
Good Boy is the story of a
young boy, Owen Baker, played
by Liam Aiken, who becomes
the owner of a dog named
Hubble. Hubble is an especially
unique dog; he has just landed
on Earth from another planet to
make sure that all Earth dogs are
doing what they are supposed
to be doing. Wait now it gets
a bit more involved: All dogs
really hail from one planet, and
are here to conquer the planet
Earth and bring it under control
of... the top dog.


And Owen is not just
an ordinary boy getting an
ordinary dog. He is really into
dogs and has a regular clientele
of walking dogs for the
entire neighborhood. Now he
discovers that the dogs he has
been walking are far more than
just run-of-the-mill dogs. Yes,
these dogs all can talk and
they know they are really from
outer space. These scurrilous
pups have been hiding their
past.
As Owen bonds with his new
dog, he learns that after Hubble
has done his job of investigating
dogs here on Earth, he will
return to his native planet. What
is even worse is that if the dogs
aren't up to par, all of the dogs
will be taken back to their home
planet for disciplinary action.
The film was somewhat
reminiscent of the old ET film
from the early 80s a young
boy dealing with an alien. Good
Boy has the same type of feel to
it and the boys even look alike.':
With a tried and true recipe,
this film is sure to be popular
with another generation of
youngsters, and would make an
excellent choice for the whole


family to watch.
The DVD also
comes with quite a few
extras. It has a huge
"dog-umentary" on the
making of this film,
cluing audiences in on
how the dogs appeared
to be talking. One of
my favorite featuiettes
is a short documentary


about how to train a
dog, providing valuable
insight into how to
get your dogs to do
various tricks. You can
also watch the film
while listening to an
audio commentary by
Director John Hoffman
and various other cast Copyri
members. The "Pooch reserve
profiles" are also pretty
good. You might enjoy watching
these before watching the film,
just to get acquainted with the.
various dogs. Then last, but not
least, there is the "Dog Pound"
- featuring, you guessed it -
deleted scenes.
Take my word for it, this is a
doggone good DVD, especially
if you are a dog lover.
Editor's Note: Today


ght
ed.


Photo special to Alachua County Today
MGM/UA, all rights


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
Esmeralda Morales Ramirez,
a child he corresponds
with through Compassion
International.


ontiedfGRAPSKpage1 Supporters confident Grapski will be acquitted


Kiester through a side door was a mere
misunderstanding.
Grapski was simply asking for a
flashlight and help to find his glasses so
he could bike home when one of Kiester's
inebriated friends called the police, Canney
said.
After Grapski was arrested, Kiester sent
a letter to Assistant State Attorney Geoffrey
Fleck that was addressed to the judge and
asked for the charges to be dropped, Canney
said.
However, Fleck failed to pass the letter
along, and the State Attorney's Office has
decided to pursue charges without Kiester's
support, Canney said.
State Attorney Spokesman Spencer
Mann said the Office has a right to pursue
charges even if the victim decides to drop.


his or her complaint.
"I would never discuss prior to a trial
,what a victim has stated to us," Mann
said. "But we can, and will, pursue these
charges."
Grapski's supporters said without the'
testimony of the person who called 9-1-1,
and without the support of the victim, the
charges against Grapski are sure to fail.
"This prosecution -is a total waste of
taxpayers' money, and it appears to be
politically motivated," Canney said. "We're
totally confident Grapski will be acquitted
when the trial is over, and the verdict is
going to be an embarrassment to the State
Attorney's Office."
While in jail, Grapski was placed in
solitary confinement for disobeying verbal
orders. He was supposed to be in confinement


for 20 days, but his confinement'was cut.
short due to medical issues.
Grapski filed a formal grievance against
the facility, claiming several inmate rights
violations.
Among Grapski's chief complaints
are that the jail has been systematically
denying inmates the right to communicate
and meet with counsel. Grapski also alleges
that living conditions are 'not safe, citing.
dangerous and unhealthy temperatures andd
complaints about food nutrition, quality and
quantity.
"It's a question of the law being :applied
equally for everyone," Canney said. "We
don't want special treatment for Grapski: If'
the law was applied to him like everyone else,
he wouldn't be in jail for three.months."
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PUBLIC NOTICE'
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on January 26, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The
hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 09 14

AN ORDINANCE.OF THE CITY OFALACHUA,FLORIDA,
RELATINGTOTHELARGESCALEAMENDMENTOFTHE
CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE MAP: 2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE
(t483 ACRES) AND COMMERCIAL (-40.00 ACRES) TO
COMMERCIAL. (-90.00 ACRES), MEDIUM DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL (36.1. ACRES), MODERATE DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL (174.5 ACRES), CONSERVATION (E115.00
ACRES), AND RECREATION (-107.00 ACRES) ON FIVE
PARCELS OF LAND THAT TOTALAPPROXIMATELY 523
ACRES; LOCATED NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 441 AND
ADJACENT TO AND ON THE EAST AND WEST.SIDE OF
INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 75, ALACHUA, FLORIDA. TAX
PARCEL NUMBERS 03008-000-000, 03020-000-000, 03049-
000-000, 03066-004-000, AND 03067-001-000; PROVIDING
A REPEALING CLAUSE;' PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.













At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the
proposed ordinance, the Staff Report, and related materials are
available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department or at the Office of the City Clerk,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular business day between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the
City Commission meeting. Written comments on the proposed
ordinance may be sent to the following address: City of
Alachua, Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box
9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision
made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a
verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting
should .call the City Clerk at'(386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48
hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today January 15,.2009)


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission willhold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on January 26, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The
hearing will be held in the Commission*Chambers of City Hall, at
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 0J 10

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OFALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
FUTURE LAND USE MAP, 2015; AMENDING THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP CLASSIFICATION FROM
AGRICULTURE TO COMMERCIAL (20.0 ACRES),
CONSERVATION (+3.8 ACRES), AND INDUSTRIAL (-86.0
ACRES) ON ONE PARCEL OF LAND THAT TOTALS
109.8 ACRES; LOCATED AT 13932 NW US HIGHWAY
441, ALACHUA, FLORIDA, EAST OF PROGRESS
CORPORATE PARK AND IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF
THE INTERSECTION OF NW US HIGHWAY 441 AND
COUNTY ROAD 2054 (RACHEL BOULEVARD).. TAX
PARCEL 03957-000-000; PROVIDING A REPEALING
CLAUSE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
















At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed
ordinance, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or at the Office of the City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd
Terrace, on any regular business day between the hours of 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City Commission
meeting. Written comments on the proposed ordinance may
be sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning
and Community Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616.
Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes,
that in order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings,
you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to
participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-
6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today January 15, 2009)


Atthe public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed
ordinance, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or at the Office of the City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd
Terrace, on any regular business day between the hours of 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City Commission
meeting. Written comments on the proposed ordinance may
be sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning
and Community Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616.
Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes,
that in order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings,
you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to
participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-
6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today January 15, 2009)
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009 A5


NEWBERRY: _
Continued from page A 1

Local businesses chosen as contractors


the rezoning of the 14.72 acre site from. general
industrial and residential to a planned development
zone for contractors to move forward with
development.
"It is an old, heavy industrial site and an old pipe
manufacturing plant there," said Oak View Village
Planner Clay Sweger. "The rezoning to a planned
development will allow for the development of a
mixed use project consisting of residential sites
mixed in with office and commercial areas."
Those residential sites are included in the first
two phases of construction with 56 residential
units to be built in phase one and 36 additional
residential units in phase two. Construction of
commercial and office units will begin in the third
and final phases, and all phases of the project will
be completed within five years, Sweger said.
'Concern for the aesthetic clean up of the site
and removal of the abandoned plant to beautify the
city were the main concerns for the commission
and contractors in talks of the construction
phases.
"You drive by and you just see that ugly,
old building sitting there," said Commissioner
Lois Forte. "I cin't wait to see the day that those
buildings are gone, and something beautiful is
there."


According to Sweger, the visuals will
be governed by the new design standards of
Newberry and will be consistent with the character
of downtown buildings.
"You will see a small-town feel and street
presence with varying facades and street fronts
for design," Sweger said.
While developers have already removed most
of the abandoned plant to begin the renovation,
remnants of the old building will still linger as
some shells of the building will be re-used in
structural walls.-.- .--
The construction is also said to affect the area's
economy as well as the beautification of the city
since owners ofhe -development have hired only
local contractors and realtors.
As the commission granted approval for the
rezoning for the project site, local residents were
also in approval for how the development will
affect the city.
"How pleased we are that we have local
developers," said Susan Parker, a Newberry
resident. "How pleased we are that we are doing
this. For us to have what we are looking at here,
it is great."


Heat in winter


Special to Alachua County Today
No one minds meeting up
with Jack Frost while they are
enjoying outdoor winter sports,
but no one wants him to nip at
their nose while they are still
inside.
Did you know that if you are
renting an apartment or mobile
home under Florida Statute
83.51 your landlord is required
to provide you with heat during
the. winter? If your landlord
does not provide heat during
the winter months, tenants have
options under Florida law.
One option is very simple:
Florida law allows a tenant
to send a "Rent Withholding
Letter" to the landlord. The
letter may be hand delivered to
the landlord at least seven days
before the next rent payment
is due. If the letter is mailed,
then tenants need to allow an
additional five days for delivery,


so they would need to mail it at
least 12 days before the next rent
payment is due. Tenants should
make a copy of their letter and
purchase the "proof of mailing".
service from the post office (for
approximately a $1). Use of
Certified Mail is not advised.
A landlord can refuse certified
mail or just not claim it. If that
happens,:then the tenant has not
delivered the letter as required
by the law and has to start the
process all over.
Tenants cannot just stop
paying rent without following
this procedure. If they do,_
then the landlord can legally
evict them for non-payment
of rent. However, if the tenant
follows this procedure, the
landlord cannot evict them for
non-payment of the rent.
The foregoing advice is
provided by the lawyers at
Three Rivers Legal Services,
Inc., a non-profit corporation


that receives funds from various
local agencies and individuals,
as well as from the federal
government through Legal
Services Corporation (LSC).
For specific advice on your
particular situation, consult
with a lawyer of your choosing.
If you cannot afford a lawyer,
you may call your local legal
services office to find out if you
qualify for free, quality legal
assistance.
If you live in Alachua,
Baker,' Bradford, Gilchrist,
Levy or Union counties, call the
Gainesville office at 352- 372-
0519. If you live in Columbia,
Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette,
Madison, Suwannee, or Taylor
'counties, call the Lake City
office at 386-752-5960. If you
live in Clay, Duval, Nassau
or St. Johns counties, call the
Jacksonville office at 904-394-
7450.


Author Charles Kelly Barrow discusses book,


Black Confederates


Special to Alachua County Today
MACCLENNY The
Battle of Olustee was the topic
of discussion at the ,Winston
Stephens Camp 2041 in
Macclenny, Florida recently.
The Battle ofOlustee, sometimes
called the Battle of Ocean Pond,
was the only major battle in
Florida in which the Union tried
to take the capitol in Tallahassee.
Florida was the only state east of
the Mississippi that the capitol
was not taken. The, meeting
started with a display of guns,
sabers and other weapons used
during the Civil War or the War
Between the States.
Guest speaker Dr. Charles
Kelly Barrow, General
Commander of Army of
Tennessee C.S.A. and author
of the book Black Confederates


spoke about black southerners
who served in the Confederate
Army and the roles they played.
There were over 60 people
in attendance including 12 Black
Buffalo soldiers, Bruce Borders
(General Jeb Stuart) and Jeff
Williams.
Williams had black ancestors
who fought for the confederacy
and whose mother is the oldest
living resident of High Springs
(101 years old). Williams was a
professional football player for
the Minnesota Vikings 1965-
1970, participated in two Super
Bowls, and had the most rushing
yards for the Vikings. Both
Williams and his mother are
members of 2nd Florida Calvary
Camp in Alachua.
Also in attendance were
Thomas Going, Commander of
Winston Stephens Camp; 1st Lt


Photo special to Alachud County Today
L-R: Thomas Going, Commander, Dr. Charles Kelly Barrow,
Commander ofArmy ofTennessee and author ofBlack Confederates,
Larry Rosenblatt, 16th Brigade Commander of Florida C.S.A., Jeff
Williams, Bruce Borders, and Alvin Kyle, Adjutant.


Commander Dr. Jim Gibson; Dr.
Barrow, Commander of Army
of Tennessee; Larry Rosenblatt,
16th Brigade, Commander of


Florida C.S.A.; Alvin Kyle,
Adjutant and Joe Giffin,
Chaplain.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCE TO
VOLUNTARILY ANNEX
CERTAIN PROPRTY INTO
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA
The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on. a proposed ordinance on February 9, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. The
hearing will be held at the City Hall in the City Commission
chambers, located at 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua,
Florida..
The ordinance title'is as follows:
ORDINANCE 09 15
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OFALACHUA, FLORIDA,
EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY
OFALACHUA',FLORIDATO INCLUDE CERTAIN LANDS
LYING CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CORPORATE
LIMITS OF THE CITY; PROVIDING THATALLEXISTING
LAWS, ORDINANCES, RULES AND REGULATIONS
SHALL APPLY IN SAID AREA; PROVIDING THAT
THE PROPERTY LAND INHABITANTS ARE SUBJECT
TO EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS AND LIABLE FOR.
TAXATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (TAX
PARCEL NUMBERS 03904-000-000 AND 03904-001-000)














At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear'and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed ordinance and.
.related materials are available for public inspection at the Planning and
Community Development Department, or at the Office ofthe City Clerk,
15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, on any regular business day between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City Commission
meeting. Written comments on the proposed ordinance may be sent
to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant
to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in.order to appeal any decision
made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim
record is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in
order to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at (386)
418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today January 15, 22, 29
and February 2, 2009)


City of Alachua







DOWNTOWN

REDEVELOPMENT TRUST
BOARD (DRTB)

NOTICE OF VACANCY
Date of Notice: December 24, 2008

The City of Alachua is accepting applications for one appointment
to the DRTB. The DRTB serves as our Community 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.
Downtown Redevelopment District




















--
.... of. .....

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. 0. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616. Any questions, please call 386
418-6132.
.(Published: Alachua County Today -'December 25, 2008,
January 01, January 08 and January 15, 2009)


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE OF

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

The.City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing,
on a proposed ordinance on January 26, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The
hearing will be held in the Commiission Chambers of City Hall, at
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 09 12

AN ORDINANCE OFTHE CITY OFALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATINGTOTHELARGESCALEAMENDMENTOFTHE
CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE MAP, 2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE
(192.23 ACRES) AND COMMERCIAL (139.37 ACRES) TO
COMMERCIAL (L50.81 ACRES), CONSERVATION (+37.06
ACRES), AND MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL
(43.73 ACRES) ON FIVE PARCELS OF LAND THAT
TOTAL 131.6 ACRES; LOCATED AT 9900 NW US
HIGHWAY 441, ALACHUA, FLORIDA, WEST OF THE
INTERSECTION OF NW US HIGHWAY 441 AND NW
43RD STREET AND THE DEERHAVEN POWER PLANT.
TAX PARCEL NUMBERS 05936-001-000; 05936-001-001;
05936-006-000; 05936-007-000; 05945-000-000; PROVIDING
A REPEALING CLAUSE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.














At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed ordinance, the
Staff Report, and related materials are available for public inspection at
the Planning and Community Development Department or at the Office
of the City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular business day
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City
Commission meeting. Written comments on the proposed ordinance
may be sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning and
Community Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice
is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order
to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public
hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today January 15, 2009)


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For any of you who watched most of the
Super Bowl-like hype that surrounded the Bowl
Championship Series National Championship Game
last week, you undoubtedly learned a few insignificant
facts about Tim Tebow.
During one of the media day sessions leading up
to the big game featuring a showdown between the
Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida Gators Tebow's
teammates revealed that despite popular belief, their
quarterback was anything but flawless,
One of them said Tebow simply couldn't carry a
tune.
Another chimed in that Tebow couldn't tell a good
joke.
And, Tebow, himself, admitted he suffered from
motion sickness.
Well, after witnessing the Gators' third football
national championship celebration'in, 12 years, I say
Tebow has at least one other flaw.
He apparently can't say goodbye to Florida
football fans, too.
At least not yet, anyway.
An estimated crowd of more than 40,000 endured
the near two hours of celebration under threatening'
skies, not to mention a roller coaster of moments that
ranged from inspirational to downright silly.
From the stirring moment when former Heisman-
winning Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel passed
the crystal football that sits atop the national
championship trophy to Chris Leak and then on
to Tebow,.to the tune of Superman, to: former Gators
player Lawrence 'Wright leading the crowd in "If
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moments the orange and blue faithful
came to see on this grey, Sunday
afternoon.
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football, team hoist the national
championship crystal; for the third ,tim, '
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afraid they'd never see again in. a Gator
uniform Tebow.
The plan apparently cooked up by
Coach Urban Meyer the day before was
flawless.
For more than an'-hour"'and 'a half,
there were speeches, recognitions and
lots of cheers. Mike DaRoza
But, there was a point when most of
the 40,000. or so thought the event had
come to an anticlimactic close. You cou
"Is that it? It can'tbeover," I heard at least one Swamp, aic
women ask. .. It's fun
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by Wuerffel and Leak and the two teased the crowd impression
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thanked the coaches for giving him
the opportunity to play in a Florida
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stage right.
There was only one problem.
He hadn't said goodbye.
He hadn't said he was staying.-
And he was still carrying the
microphone as he walked to the stairs.
Then it happened, Tebow got to the
edge of the stage, swung to his right
and started to walk back.
"And, oh yeah, by the way, let's do
it again. I'm coming back!"
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To the people of High
Springs
We have what it takes.
High 'Springs is filled with
individuals of enormous talent; .
intelligence and a strong will to-
continuetocreateagreatcommulity.
They exist in our local government, --
in our service organizations, in our
churches, in our schools, in oiur
homes and local businesses. Some
were born here and some have
chosen HighSprings as their home.
We have been blessed with many
organizations that have served this
community, some for decades and
some for only a few years. Each
of them has members that care
for the wellbeing of our town, our' .
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We have what'it takes to move,
this town toward reater success
and fulfillment, toward a. greater
sense of security that ensures that
everyone ihasaccessto healthy food,
to eat; that ensures that jobs are-,,,
being created for those' that need
them; that ensures thatour quality'
of life will continue to improve.'d
Our citizens gather every day
wth ethe purpse of strengthenng.
it's through government or social
serviceeconomiic development,
spiritual renewal or by providing
necessary services and products to
our citizens.
Our leaders need our support-
Our leaders need our commitment
to stand with them as we face our.,
challenges head on. Our leaders
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quoQ isn't working. Our leaders nee q
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RATES INCREASE:
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Increase based on rising fuels costs


for commercial properties for garbage collection.
The increase was permitted through the two-
year contract with Waste Pro and the city, which
was automatically renewed Jan. 5 and allowed for
a revision of rates based on rising fuel costs.
While the city commission was bound to
approve the increase by the contract, some
* commissioners were concerned that residents had
not been notified, and others suggested a one-
month delay for the increase to allow time for
notifications.
"That's not really the way you are supposed to
conduct business, without notifying customers,"
said Commissioner Alena Lawson_.
According to Frank Kramer ,_Waste Pro
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Special to Alachua County Today

The New Year is a time foi
many people to make resolutions
for the year ahead.
Inpastyears, Social Security
has suggested resolutions
such as to plan 'ahead for
your retirement, check your
Social Security Statement, and
safeguard your Social-Security
card and number. This. year,
we'd like to turn the tables
and pledge to you our own
resolutions as an agency. In
2009 Social Security resolves
to ...
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regional manager, he has not already advertised
the increase because he was waiting for the
required approval at Monday's meeting.
Newberry will be following suit with other
cities in Alachua County as High Springs and
Alachua faced the increase Jan. 1, and Archer
added the higher rates in 2008.
However, the price hike is said to be based
on the economy and not an arbitrary increase,
said City Manager Keith Ashby in a -previous
interview.
"Those big trucks eat a lot of fuel," Ashby
said. "Fuel was so high last year, they lost money.
Now they're trying to re-coup.,
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Alachua library hosts water


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Special to Alachua County Today
ALACHUA The Alachua
County Library District is
offering the public a free
opportunity to view "Liquid
Assets" and discuss area water
resources with the help of the
documentary and Merrillee
Malwitz-Jipson, a board
member of Our Santa Fe River,
Inc. The workshop will take
place on Saturday, Jan. 24 at


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2 p.m., at the Alachua Branch
Library, 14913 NW 140 Street,
Alachua. The phone number is
386-462-2592.
The workshop is made
possible through a partnership
between the Library District,
WUFT-TV, and Our Santa
Fe River, Inc. "Liquid
Assets: The Story of Our
Water Infrastructure," is a
documentary by Pennsylvania
State University and tells of


America's distressed essential
infrastructure systems:
drinking water, wastewater, and
stormwater. These complex and
aging systems-- some in the
ground for more than 150 years
- are critical components for'
basic sanitation, health, public
safety, economic development,
and a host of other necessities
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Bowl benefits Shriners

Hospitals for Children


Special to Alachua County Today
JACKSONVILLE The
20th Annual Florida Shrine
Bowl Football Game will be
held Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2
p.m. at Mandarin High School,
Jacksonville, Florida.
Players in the all-star Shrine
Bowl are donating their time-
and talents to play in their final
High School football game:
while the many college scouts
stand ready to propose football
scholarships. Last year, 16
players were nominated for
scholarships.
Morocco Shrine Center
of Jacksonville sponsors this
event as a fund raiser to benefit
Shriners Hospitals for Children.
This festive affair includes a
Golf Tournament to be held
on Jan. 9 at the Country Club.
of Orange Park. The public


is welcome. Registration and
lunch begins at 11 a.m. Entry
fee is $85 per player or $300 to
sponsor a foursome. You may
call Ken Harris 904-509-1271
for further information.
Shriners Hospitals for
Children is :a one-of-a-kind
health care system dedicated to
improving the lives of children
by providing pediatric specialty ;
care and innovative research.
Every year, the 22 jihspitals
provide care for thousands of
kids with orthopedic conditions,
burns, spinal cord injuries, and
cleft lip and palate in a caring
and nurturing family-centered
environment at no charge.
For information about the
ShrineBowl, ShrinersHospitals,
or to have a Shriner come 'to
your Club or Organization 'to
speak, call 904-642-5200.
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SOFTBALL:
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2010 Series expected to

than 1992 tournament
tournament, has two tasks it must complete before
Alachua can become the official host of the
tournament, said Recreation Director Hal Brady.
The organization must raise $40,000 of the
$120,000 cost to host the tournament, and they
must also complete a host family plan for visiting
teams.
"Really, it's up to us if we lose this," Brady
said. "We have a lot of work to do, but we shouldn't
have a problem getting these things done."
City officials are aiming to complete the
necessary requirements before the end of February,
he said.
Brady said the Gainesville Sports Commission
has committed $10,000 to the tournament as well
as an $8,000 grant. Many other individuals and
organizations have pledged thousands of dollars
as well, he said.
The City of Alachua, the Alachua Chamber
of Commerce, Wal-Mart, Sysco, Dollar General
and Santa Fe Ford have also committed to provide
financial and in-kind support for the tournament.
During his visit Tuesday, Faherty said one of
the main factors determining his decision was that
the cities sirrounding.Alachua are 100 percent on-
board with the tournament.
Officials are looking to hold the opening.
banquet in High Springs to help unite the
communities.


draw thousands more


"When the people of High Springs and the
people ofAlachua work together, we really see the
great things that we can accomplish," Brady said.
Faherty toured the hotels in the area along with
Camp Kulaqua, which may host some 1,000 guests
for the Tournament of Champions banquet.
Faherty noted how much Alachua has grown
since it last hosted the Bambino World Series -
the male version of the Babe Ruth World Series
- in 1992, and he said Babe Ruth officials have
stated how much they enjoyed Alachua during the
first tournament.
Alachua was-the first city in Florida to host the
Bambino World Series.
Brady, along with the Santa Fe Babe Ruth
softball board and the recreation director of High
Springs, accompanied Faherty on his tour.
The group visited Alachua City Manager
Clovis Watson, Jr., and they ate dinner at
Conestoga's Restaurant. Three members who ran
the 1992 Babe Ruth program also attended the
dinner to speak with Faherty.
The 1992 tournament brought nine teams and
thousands of visitors into the city, which filled 10
area hotels.
The city of Alachua will host 14 teams and
thousands more visitors for the 2010 tournament.
"I am just really excited about this tournament,"
Brady said. "This is a really good opportunity."
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Special to Alachua County Today
According to the Surgeon General Dr. Satcher and
the Centers for Disease Control an estimated 400,000
Americans die every year from illnesses directly caused
or worsened by being overweight. Approximately 65
percent of all adults are overweight or obese, as are
nearly 17 percent of our children. These rates have
steadily risen over the past decade and continue to rise.
According to a recent report from CNN this weight
problem is not confined to just the. United States, other
countries throughout the world are reporting a significant
increase in their population's weight as well.
According to the USAToday, scientists are reporting
how obesity leads to shorter life spans. Overweight
people who are non-smokers lose three years of their
,.lives, obese people;,who are non-smokers lose seven
years of their lives, and obese people who are smokers
lose 1375 yer of 'eives. BotItheSurgeon General
Sand th nteis fori eas Control agreethat smoking
is blamed for 435,000 deaths a year. That's over 800,000
American's that die every year from preventable deaths..
The Washington Post published in June 2004 a report
that smoking cuts your life span by 10 years.


The good news is that it is possible for many to get
those years back by stopping smoking and/or losing
weight. Hypnosis has been recognized by the American
Medical Association (AMA) since 1958. In fact the
AMA now recommends and endorses hypnosis.
According to Leslie Reynolds, C.Ht., one of
America's leading Hypnotherapists, "hypnosis is the
easiest way to stop smoking and lose weight. Hypnosis
is a mental process, not a physical process. Don't look
for something you can feel or touch. It's very similar to
a meditative state. A hypnotist goes from talking to a
subject's conscious mind, whichmakes up approximately
12 percent' of his/her brain, to their subconscious mind,
which makes up the remaining 88 percent This process.
is also called by passing their critical faculty.
Breathing, blinking your heart beating are all{
covered by your autonomic system, your subconscious
mind. That's the main reason hypnosis has such ai
incredibly'high 'iceess rate. Hypnosis works with your'
subconscious mind. By doing this it takes'wil power out
of the equation."
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ContinuedfromXpage A Half-cent sales tax to help fund Newberry parkCL
contractors are planning to enter Phases after the playground Newbeny's Triangle and Marti
phase one of construction this installation will include the Luther King Jr. parks. .
week by installing a $30,000 construction of the fitness trail, Since the groundbreaking of
playground unit, said Newberry's picnic pavilion and landscaping. the complex in October 2004j
Recreation Director Richard The organization has also the community has been gaining
Blalock. received a $30,000 state grant that excitement for the archer
"It will be a module will be put toward constructing center that will provide naturA
playground unit, and should basketball courts and a light trails, sports courts, outdoor
be on the ground Friday or system. shooting ranges and train future
Monday," Blalock said. The Wild Spaces-Public Olympians in archery.
According to Blalock, Florida Places half-cent sales tax, "Anywhere I go, I get
Rock Industries Inc. and Watson approved by voters in November, questions about where we're a
Construction are near completion will also contribute funding to this and when we're going to open,'
of the site preparation, and actual project. The estimated $600,000 Blalock said. "The excitement
construction is set to begin within gained from the referendum the community is everywhere."
10 days. over the.next two years will be # # #
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Continued from page Drymon to collect around $10,000 in severance
Parker said. according to the City of Archer website.
Having been frustrated by Drymon's The position has not yet been filled.
performance, Parker said she met with him prior "Anytime there's a transition, it creates
to Monday's meeting to see if he would voluntarily situations that are tough to work through, bid
resign. He would not do so, Parker said. the city staff is very capable and is handling th
*Parker, among three commissioners recently situation," Slaughter said.
elected to the commission, also insisted that the During his time as Archer City Manager,
decision had nothing to do with politics. Drymon was involved with decontaminating the
The City of Archer, it seems, has been unable city's water supply and renovation of the oldArcher
to keep a city manager for longer than a few years High School gymnasium into a community center.
at a time. Drymon did not have a contract according to
The city manager who preceded Drymon, Parker, who said thatwas one ofthe issues the former
,Hugh Williams, resigned from the position after a city manager failed to handle. The commission did4
disagreement with, the previous mayor, Sam Clark, however, give Drymon a severance pay.
over Williams' hiring and firing practices. "The commission was benevolent in giving himi
Before Williams, three different officials filled two months pay,"' Parker said. That will likely cost
the position between 2001 and 2005, with only one Archer just over $10,000, although an exact figure
lasting for longer than two years. was not available Wednesday.
The city managerhas a variety ofresponsibilities The commission selected Jocelyn Garcia to fill
including attending city commission meetings, the position on an interim basis Monday evening.
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Sheriffs office offering defense

course for women


RAD is taught in three four-hour
blocks. The first block is a classroom
discussion f risk reduction strategies,
date rape mentality, continuum of
survival, defensive strategies and the
basic principals of defense. We also
discuss how to develop a defensive
mindset, understanding offensive
and defensive postures, the benefits
of yelling and the difference between
screaming and yelling, recognizing
vulnerable locations and utilizing


personal weapons.
The second block introduces the
student to hands-on defense training.
The techniques are based on simple'
gross motorskills and are developedto
the point that they become instinctual
through repetition. Practice, practice
and more practice!
In the third section, students will
participate in "simulated assault"
scenarios involving full contact with
RAD instructors who wear state of


the art protective gear specifically
designed for this training. Women
will be able to utilize their skills in a
safe training environment monitored
by instructors.
A list of course offerings is
available at www.alachuasheriff.org.
To register for a class, or for more
information, contact Deputy Shawn
Pagel at 352-3674044 or 352-
538-1277, or email her at spagel@
alachuasheriff.org.


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John M. Rodney
McCarthy Lamont
hite Male, Jenkins
8/16/87 Black Male,
0", 165 Ibs 06/24/81
lack Hair, 5'08", 170 lbs
rown Eyes Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


rently
ited for:
harging a
arm in Public
)P, Driving
License
)ended/
)ked FTA


Taylor
Black Female,
08/27/1973
5'4", 145 lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud Worthless
Checks (7 Counts)


James Charles
Fuce
' Black Male,
2/5/88
5'07", 130 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


Currently
Currently wanted for:
wanted for: Possession of
Use of False ID Marijuana, Pos--
Adversely Affects session of Drug
Another, Operat-
ing Motor Vehicle Paraphernalia
without Valid Li-
cense


Luis Angel
Sifuentes
Hispanic Male,
08/25/1970
5'5", 150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Touch/Strike/
Causing Harm to
a Police Animal


Anthony
Henry
Black Male,
10/19/89
5'07", 145 lbs
Black Hair,,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Robbery


Terrence
Lavell
Johnson
Black Male,
04/20/78
5'09I, 190 lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Controlled Sub-
stance Without
Prescription,
Grand Theft









Deshawn
Montgomery
Black Male,
07/12/79
6'03", 285 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft,
Passing a Forged
Instrument


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Termaine Carrie April Charles
Montell Hughes Stearns
Brown White Female, Black Male,
Black Male, 01/12/81 6'03",
05/31/78 5'02", 110 Ibs 10/16/56
511", 160 lbs Blond Hair, Black Hair,
Black Hair, Green Eyes Brown Eyes
Brown Eyes


Currently *
wanted for:
Habitual Driving
While License -'
Suspended


Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Controlled Sub-
stance Without'
Prescription, Pos-
session of Narcot-
ics Paraphernalia


Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Drug Parapher-
nalia, Fraud -
False ID to Law
Enforcement


Regina Ansil Lee Curtis
Elaine Black Male, Moore
TaylOr 6'1". Black Male,
Black Female, 12/31/1975 6'2", 6/6/52
5'02", 8/6/85 Black Hair, Black Hair,
Black Hair, Brown Eyes Brown Eyes
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Currently
wanted for:
Vio.of pretrial
release on
domestic
violence


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Currently
wanted for:
Battery on Offi-
cer or Firefight-
er, Resist Officer
with Violence
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What should I do?


Review the pictures above. If you know the
location of any of these wanted individuals,
please contact the Combined Communications
Center at
352-955-1818 or remain anonymous by calling
Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.


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


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009


A problem of


perception


The text in the Gospel
of Saint John, Chapter 4:43,
44, has confused many Bible
commentators. "John 4:43
Now after two days he departed
thence, and went into Galilee.
John 4:44 For Jesus himself
testified, that a
prophet hath no
honour in his own
country." Even
though. Jesus was.
born in Bethlehem
of Judea, His parents
made their home in
Nazareth of Galilee.
Jesus grew up. in
Galilee, so He would
refer to.. Galilee
specifically as His
homeland. The .THE VEI
question that comes LEA
to mind is, "what's All Saint
the purpose behind Church,I
Him returning to A pari
His homeland, when Christian
He knows ,that, a C
prophet doesn't have
honor in such a place?" The
text clearly states that he went
to Galilee "for" or "because"
He knew that a prophet had no
honor in his homeland.
I believe that the reason
that Jesus headed for Galilee
was because of the atmosphere
of hate that the Pharisees had
brought about against Him. In
the beginning of chapter 4, we
find the answer:
"John 4:1 When therefore
theLord knew how the Pharisees


had heard that Jesus made and
baptized more disciples than
John, John 4:2 (Though Jesus
himself baptized not, but his
disciples,) John 4:3 He left
Judaea, and departed again into
Galilee."


N. JOH
SURE
ts Ang
Gaines
sh of t
in Episi
church


Keepinrig this in
mind, we see, that
by Jesus returning
to Galilee, there
was only a slight
chance that a
co nfrontat ion
ould occur with
the Pharisees in
a place where He
was .thought of
.as just a common
.man, the son of
IN E. Joseph and Mary.
The Gospel
lican of Saint John,
sville. here, illustrates
he a condition that
copa! hampers maturity
in the Christian


life. It's a problem
ofperception, afalse idea of who
Jesus Christ really is.'
This text tells" of an official,
a nobleman, most likely a Jew
who served as a royal officer to
Herod, whose son was seriously
ill, "at the point. of death".
The nobleman comes' to-
Jesus, believing that only a
miracle will save his son, and
that Jesus is the mirable worker.
He approaches Jesus arid begins
to beg Him to come to his home
,and pray for his: son. The sick


child's father cpmmitted, at least
two errors that stand out as an
important lesson for us.
First, he took for granted that
in order for Jesus to effect a cure,
Jesus would have to go to be at
the bedside of the boy.
Second, he was 'convinced.
that Christ's power, couldn't
go beyond death. Jesus had to-
come at once because tlhe child
was: at the point of death. If
there was any delay and the body
dies before the healer arrives, all
would be lost.
Jesus said to him; unless
you see signs and wonders you
.will not believe. This may have
seemed harsh and unsympathetic
to the worried father, but Jesus
was addressing that remark
to more than the father. The
King James Version gives us
an accurate translation of the
Greek, "unless ye see signs and
wonders, ye will not believe"
drawing ourattentionto the plural
form of "you". If Jesus had been
'speaking.'to the father only, he
would have said, "unless thou."
The second person plural tells us
that the father and everyone else
in Galilee had no personal faith
in the person of Jesus without a
sign or wonder. It is a faith that
has to see before it can believe.
Having an immature faith robs
the, Christian of many privileges
that come from the hand of God.
Instead of looking for something
sensational to bring about faith,
the rebuke from Jesus shows


what Faith really should be: trust
in the Word of God.
The father seeks a sign, he
wants Jesus to touch his sick
son and bring about the miracle.
Jesus doesn't give him the sign
he wanted, instead he gave him
,a chance to have Faith in the Son
of God. The immediate need
of the sick son wasn't the only
family need, and Jesus saw to it
that the condition of the father's
soul was taken care of first.
Jesus said, "go your son lives."
The miracle had taken place and
the man had to believe the Word


which came from Jesus. Now
the man's faith that once rested
on a miracle is made to rest on
the word of God.
The fact that the son was
healed from the moment' that
Jesus spoke the words to the
father, a miracle that isn't just
the restoration of the boy's
health-it is also seen in that' the
entire household came to believe
in Jesus.
The practical application
for us is to take this father as
oir example,, one whose faith'
is limited by a false perception


of Jesus Christ. There are
many who can't pray, they can't
believe God, and they can't find
the reward of heavenly grace,
simply because they have no faith
in God's word. The exercise of
religion may be strength to the
soul, but there is a vast difference
between formal religion anid
Faith which ascends to Heaven.
The Faith that we must learn is
the Faith that accepts the Word
of God and believes without
requiring signs and wonders.
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14505 NW 145th Avenue
SundayBible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & LanyPahman
(386) 462-3326




> Church
Contemporary Pise & Worship
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
16916NWUS Hwy 441, High Springs
386-454-1700 wwwFellowshipOnline.org

.. First Presbyterian
_ ~ Church
Sof Alachua
.Rev. Virginia McDaniel;,Pastor
V 14623 NW 140 Street
(386)462-1549
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship ServiceI
10:36 a.m. Nursery provided.
www.firstpresalachua.org
Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANewChurchin WestemAlachuaCounty -
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue 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 of Christ by L~ing Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

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


SLocated at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua
www.riveroflifeassembly org


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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
o Where traditional values are taught
Wherewe 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 of Alahua
14805 NW 140th Steet 42-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastort
JeffVanValey, youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a m
Sunday'School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Youh Everits, 4:30pan
wwrw.gbgm-im.org/alachiua imc


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


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.


Bethesda Outreach
Ministries of Alachua


Reaching the
lost atANY cost
andSustaining
the Saints
behind the cross.

Services:
Sundays 5. p.m.
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.-
True Worship Outreach Ministries'
at 13704 NW 150 Place
Alachua, Florida'
(352) 339-4466
Elders Nyron and LaShandra Jenkins


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CHRISTIAN FAMILYWORSHIP cbristian Life 'Fellowship
CENTER AND BIBLECO EGE Cdtempo Worship ist-AllAges
Elder Cynthia Washington, Pastor Sunday: SS 9:30 a.m./rship 10:30a.m.
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187 Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
High Springs, FL 32655 19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m; Sundays Pastoral Newberry, 4 mi. W: ofJonesville)
Teaching 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11 la.m. (352) 472-5433
Church:,(386) 454-2367 Cell: (386) 878-9568 www.clfbest.Org


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AIACHUA

IMPAC IN One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
BEt233.weran3 -,-- (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 Chirch 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday: YSB'7 p.m.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner
6p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 15OthAvenue, Alachua
Pastoi Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549,


HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes for AllAges 9:30 a.m,
Worship 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m.
highspringscofe@alltel.net
Pastor: Cori Lewis (386)454-293(0


St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Rev. Jessie L. Steele, Pastor
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy .441
Alachua 32616
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Email: stlukeamechurch@windstream.net
Morning Worship: 11 a.m.; Church School 9:45 a.m.
* Bible Study: 7 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
Theme: P.US.H. Pray Until Something Happens


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GRACE ChURCH OF THE


GRACE CHURCH OF THE
NAZARENE
210 SANTA FE BLVD/HWY 441,
HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10AM
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP '11AM
SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP .6 P.M
WEDNESDAYWORSHIP 7P.M.
Pastors James Lawmun,386-4549709 ,
and Larry Haley 386-454-072Q
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME! Come join us!


S- Service Times
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
a Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
F A M.L YCHRe CYouth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
q*pact-, i"8 of 386-454-1563
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(GlS 9 'Q' 16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs &Aachuaa


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alinesville
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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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New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11a.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 18100 NW262Avenue


New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800'NE 158thAvenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & FAX (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.-ist 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 a.m. 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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ARCHER, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the
proposed ordinance, whose
title hereinafter appears, will
be considered for adoption
on the 26th day of January
2009, at the Regular City
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starting at 7:00 PM, or as
soon thereafter as may be
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Florida. A copy of said
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. by any member of the public at
' the Office of the City Manager,
v at the above address. All
" interested parties may appear
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v. ORDINANCE TITLE:

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ANORDINANCEAMENDING
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NOTE: "Be advised that
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it's Boards, Committees,
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with respect to any matter
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to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings
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(Alachua County Today
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Follow Captain Meriwether Lewis and Captain William
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Deer Foot ran as fast as he could. The swiftest boy in his tribe,
he usually ran at full speed only when he raced the other boys
or when he was on an errand. But now he was running fast to
see the Americans...He and his uncle had been fishing far up river
when a messenger brought news that the strangers had arrived
in Deer Foot's village.
For several days, scouts had reported that strange men were
coming in boats with big guns. Deer Foot had seen trappers and
traders before, but they only had dugouts or canoes, and their
rifles were like what his father had. He wanted to see the big
boats,and big guns. ..
It was late when Deer Foot made it back to his village. Resting
on the river bank were three wooden boats. Deer Foot could.
see a large shiny gun on one of the boats.
Many white men and one black man were walking around on
shore. Some of the men had colorftil uniforms and big broad
hats with ribbons. Most of the men had on white shirts and
trousers. Deer Foot had never seen anything so exciting.
Village elders were talking with men from the boats. Deer Foot
thought the talk seemed friendly.
Soon the elders left and the men from the boat set up a camp
on shore.


Then Bear Paw told his son that because he could run so fast, he
had been. chosen to be the council messenger. Bear Paw said that
meant that Deer Foot had great responsibility. He would have to
be ready to carry any message, to any place, as quickly as he could.
The next morning the Americans came to the village.
"Here they come," Bear Paw said.
Deer Foot knew it was time to go to the council bluff and he-was
'ready. Thus it was that Deer Foot became the youngest member
of the first Indian council Captains Lewis and Clark held in the
Louisiana Territory. It was an honor'he remembered:all hislife.
When the meetings ended on Council Bluffs, the strangers gave
him a medal and invited hini to visit their boat. While Deer Foot
watched, the strangers fired a shot from the big gun to salute the
first Indians they had met on their journey.
That night Deer Foot stepped out of his father's tepee. Looking
into the sky, he gave thanks that he had been born to runi so fast.


In their tepee that night, Deet Foot listened as his father, Bear
Paw, talked about the boat men. He said they were explorers who -X
wanted to be friends with all the tribes. He said there would be "- --g-
a great council on a high bluff near the village. The elders and -
some of the strangers would meet there the next day to smoke _
thepeace pie '


A. Deer Foot had a talent for running. What is a talent? Name
three talents that you have? Name three talents that you do
not have. How do you make a talent even better?
B.. On their journey, Lewis and Clark presented medals to many
Indians. One was the Jefferson Peace Medal. Find a picture of
this medal, then design your own peace' medal. Discuss with
your classmates who might deserve a peace medal.



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