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This newspaper named 2007 Business of the Year Alachua Chamber of Commerce
By BRYAN BOUKARI
City of Hawthorne has seen
its share of tough times. In
years past, the town struggled
with financial woes, grappled
on a \landfill
W l thriving
Watson p o i c e
Just last week commissioners
voted 4-1 to fire City Manager
Chad. Shrock and the town's
balance sheet isn't looking
Continued on page.48
By BRYAN BOUKARI
LACROSSE A man
who police believe robbed a
LaCrosse convenience store
t T u e s d a y
Sthe same one
Continued on page A8
HIGH SPRINGS It was
never her job to save lives,
but Maria Copeland Esty's
smooth, southern drawl has
convinced distraught taxpayers
to reconsider suicide and even
rekindled their faith in God.
"I have a heavy, southern
drawl and an ability to make.
people feel comfortable, often
using humor," Esty said. "They
would tell me things that I would
be shocked they would tell me.
I myself would even sometimes
ask myself if they remembered
what number they called, and if
they remembered that I worked
Her' instinct has prevented
fraud stings from scamming
taxpayers for thousands of
dollars and has even left past
supervisors at the Internal-
Revenue Service (IRS)
recommending that her intuition
be taken to the criminal
investigations unit to serve as
SAccording to Esty, she
brought the ease with which
she relates to people to federal
agencies, but it all originated
from her upbringing in High
Springs and her insistence
for respect and courtesy
toward those she served. She
began working for the federal
government in 1983 with the
Federal Aviation Administration
Lowe' s set to
By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA Less than a year after construction
crews broke ground on the Lowe's site in the city of
Alachua, the home improvement giant is nearly ready
to usher in its first customers.
Alachua's 171,000-square-foot Lowe's, which will
be located near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 441 and
N.W. 147th Drive, is set to open on Feb. 20, and a grand
opening will follow in the first week of March.
More than 1,500 people applied for the 130 job
positions at the Alachua location, although most of
the applications were submitted online. Nationally, the
company employs about 215,000 people, of which 75
percent work full time.
The store cost about $185 million to build, excluding
inventory, but a company representative noted that a
Gainesville Lowe's grosses about $52 million in sales
annually, so the costs will soon be recovered.
Continued on page A8
BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Todayv
Alachua's 171,000-square-foot Lowe's is set to operr
on Feb. 20. The store cost about $185 million to build
and will add 130 jobs to the local economy.
Hardacre plans to run
for city commission
By SARA POWEI
LL said if elected,
he .plans to
- Alachua Alachua on its
resident Gary Hardacre, who
serves on the city's Planning
and Zoning Board, announced
at Tuesday's Alachua Chamber
of Commerce meeting that
he will run for James Lewis'
city commission seat in the
upcoming April election.
Hardacre, who retired from
AT&T in 2008 after 42 years,
"I feel like
in a good Hardacre
he4 said. "I,
want to keep the small-town
Continued on page A 7
High Springs Sunday alcohol
sales a sobering effect
BR.AN BO)UKP1 41a. hi.a County Today
High Springs native Maria Copeland Esty began her career
with the federal government in 1983. She retired in 2008 after
25 years of service spanning three federal agencies. Back
home in High Springs, these days she enjoys working for
herself at Easy Tax and Accounting, her own accounting and
and later the IRS at the federal employees working in federal
building in Jacksonville in buildings fearful of terrorism,
1990, while raising five children Esty's family encouraged her to
and earning a Bachelors of Arts transfer to another division. She
in accounting and management- left Taxpayer Service Division,
and psychology. where she dealt with tax law
However, after the .' ,
Oklahoma City bombing left continued on ESTY:
o lContinuedonpage A5
-By TRACEY NICNMANUS
HIGH SPRINGS The
notion to sell alcohol on Sundays
left High Springs divided when
it first threatened the city in
2008. Now nearly six weeks.
after Sunday alcohol sales were
approved by the commission, a
business is booming, a police
chief is happy alcohol incidents
are at bay and a pastor is living
ivith the compromise.
When the city's economic
development task force first
suggested Sunday alcohol sales
for a boost to the slurping
economy, local pastors. residents
and some city commissioners
urged the public that this change
would bring arowdy atmosphere
to their quaint town.
"I can't approve .it because
I'm afraid of what it would do to
the city," Commissioner Byran
Williams said in November at
the first of three public meetings
on the issue. "It's disrespectful
to the church. It frightens me. It
really does. It frightens me."
However, business owners
Continued on page A7
Three Santa Fe High
School girls are '
going to state finals
in Weightlifting after
performing well at a
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BURN BAN IN EFFECT
A voluntary burn ban has
been issued due to low
humidity, dry conditions and
Strong wind gusts.
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Archer is trying to get a new
wastewater system by cashing
in on Obama's $90 billion
For complete story...
DRUG-FREE KIDS CONTEST
created art poster
boards for the Drug
FreeKids contest to
spread the message to
stay drug free and look
toward the future.
For complete story...
Former police station may
see new life'
By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA Since the
Alachua Police Department
(APD) moved from its Main
Street location into the new city
complex almost two years ago,
the old police station has sat
empty and underutilized.
However, city officials have
finally nailed down a plan for
the building that would bring
visitors downtown to the end of
Main Street while also providing
offices for a local organization.
If the plan works out, the
building will be transformed
into a welcome center with a
community museum for the
Alachua Historical Society as
well as an office for the Alachua
Chamber of Commerce..
The former Alachua Police Department building, which was
vacated two years ago, may become home to the Alachua
Historical Society and the Alachua Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Stressing and inside to make the building
Associates. will be performing more compatible for its planned
basic architectural restructuring uses.
of the building, which requires WELCOME STATION:
demolition of walls on the Continued on page A7
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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2009
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Teens join drug-free movement
Poster contest held
By CRAIG COX .
Today Reporter /
the future may be something
best left for psychics, but
local teenagers have put their
clairvoyant skills to the test in
the Drug-Free..Kid ,art contest
in which -children were
asked to draw posters depicting
the theme "My Hopes, My
For the sixth straight year,
children from the Alachua/
Sherwood Oaks Neighborhood
Networks Center at Alachua
Apartments displayed their
artistic talents in the contest.
An award party was& held
Jan. 12, arid Alachua Mayor
Jean Calderwood, City Manager
Clovis Watson, Jr. and Alachua
Police Departmopt (APD) Sgt.
Baldree attended the event to-
show the cit\'s support for the
leshia Robinson, a 10th
grade student at Santa Fe High
School (SFHS), won first place
in her age group, and received a
$25 iTunes gift certificate.
Robinson has won the
national contest once, she has
won the state contest three
times, and she has won locally
Niami Persad won first
place in his age group, and
he also won a $25 iTunes gift
won second -place in his age
Photo special to Alachua County Today
City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr. and Mayor Jean Calderwood
pose with the winners of the Drug-Free Kid Poster Art Contest
at the Alachua/Sherwood Oaks Neighborhood Networks
Center. The winning posters will be sent to the state and
national competitions, where the students could win a $2,500
group, and he received a $15
iTunes gift certificate.
Program Director Cynthia
Harris said she gives the prizes
because they create incentives
for older children who might
think they're too cool for the
"We really want to get,
across the message to stay drug-
free," Harris said. "They are
teenagers, so this is when they
have to'make a lot of important
The three local teenagers
who submitted art will have
their posters judged on a state-
wide level, and they should
receive the results in March
or April. If they winr their age
groups at state level, they will
,receive $100, and if they win
overall for the state, they will
Once the state winner
is selected, the posters will
be sent to a national contest
where they could win a $1,000
savings bond in their age group
or $2,500 for winning overall.
Honorable mention participants
will receive $100 savings
"This is a really good project
because it sends a message to
the kids that staying drug-free
will help them reach their goals
Sand move: forward in life," /
# # '#
Rahn "Big Man" Spralding
Rahn "Big Man" Spralding passed Thursday.
January 29. 2009 at North Florida Rehab &
He was born to the late Dave Spralding
and Ruby Cambndge Singleton in Old Town.
Mr Spralding was a long-time employee of
Hipp Construcnon Company.
He %was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy
Louise Spralding King.
Sur~ i\ots include Ins former \ ife. Mae
Eva Spraldmg; children. Elaine iSam' Daniels.
Rand Spralding. Jr., Jimmie iLorettai Spralding.
Patricia Spralding. Larr> Spralding. Deborah
tAnthony) Smith. Melvin (Renee) Spralding and
Regina Spralding: 14 grandchildren, 10 great
grandchildren and one great-great grandchild:
brother. Edward Lee iLucy Mac) Spralding:
sisters. Mane Lane and Arthaga Simpson.
He was preceded in death by companion.
Laura Bell Allen: also sun ived by stepchildren.
Johnnie Mae (Robert) Freeney, Cristine Allen.
Gary (LyriaI ,llen and Tammy Allen; a host of
step grandchildren, step great grandchildren:
nieces; nephews; cousins: and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday.
FebruarN 7. 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Female
Protective Temple, Gaines\ille. Rev. Adrian
Special to Alachua County Today
Florida' Division' of Forestry is
urging residents to refrain from
all outdoor burning acti\ cities. al
least until weather conditions
North Central Florida has
experienced several weather
fronts this wititer that' have
brought hard freezes with
temperatures dipping into the
low 20's. Weather predictions
tonight are for the temperatures
Weeks. Eulogist. Burial will follow in St.
Matthew s CemeterN.
Visitation will be Friday, February 6. 2009
from 7-i,:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to A. Jerome
Brown Funeral Home, High Spnngs
James "Jimmy" Murphy. Jr.
James "Jimmni'" Murphy, .r. of Gainesville
passed away at Palm Garden on January 29.
Born m Bloomuvgton. Indiana, he had resided
in the Gaines\ ille area for the past 22 years. He
was a graduate of Boone High School. Class of
1958 in Orlando. Mr. Murphy was a Veteran of
the US Nav\. He was of the Christian faith.
Sun ivors include two sisters. Nancy Harrell
of LaCrosse and Carolyn Yarborough of Ft.
Lauderdale: several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at a
later date at Palm Garden.
Arrangements were in the care of Evans-
Carter Funeral Home. High Spnngs.
Obituaries: The obituaries in this sec-
tion are considered news and are pub-
lished free of charge by .-/ach/a Coun-
t-" Todal. Obituaries rnay be edited for
str le. space and policy.
to plunge 'into the upper teens.
These continuedhard freezes
have 'freeze dried' grasses and
other fine fuels, making them
more likely to ignite and spread
Over the next 24 to 48 hours,
North Central Florida will also
experience relative humidity
'levels reaching unprecedented
lows, even down to 11 percent
in some areas. That type of
humidity reading is typical for
western states, but very unusual
'These weather conditions
will be accompanied by strong
winds predicted to gust up to
30 mph. The low humidity arid
gusting winds, along with the
dead, dry fuels are indicators for
the potential of erratic wildfire
Escaped yard. debris pile
bums are the number one
cause of wildfires year round in
Florida. They are also the most
preventable type of wildfire.
# # #
pPKEn Santa Fe Babe Ruth A
Recreational League Baseball .
V New Competitive Program,
V NqW Recreational (Instructional, Fun) Program
, Great Educational organization for area youth
Sign-ups until Feb 20th
http://www. santafebaberuth. org
of Angela Swanson
of High Springs.,
daughter of Robert
and Anita Swanson
of Ocala, .to Chad
Robertson of l .
Alachua, son of t.'
Rick and Donna '.
place on December
6, 2008 at 3 p.m.
Rev. Paul Osteen
Grandparents of the couple
are Malcolm and Maxine
Swanson. Evelyn Oaks. Nadine
Robertson and Joline Phenicie.
The wedding party consisted
of Alissa Swanson, junior
bridesmaid. Brooke and Chloe
WValdmg. Grace and Garrett
Walding. Trent Patterson. D.
NMoseley and Leila Kenney.
The couple will reside .in
Lake Ciry. Florida.
class for women
Special to Alachua County Today
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
is offering the self-defense class
for -women known as RAD
(Rape Aggression Defense).
This class is a 12-hour course
spread out over three nights.
RAD is a self-defense course
designed specifically to teach
women realistic defense tactics
and' techniques. The class
focuses primarily on enhancing
awareness, risk reduction
and. avoidance skills before
progressing to the basics of
hands-on defense training.
This program operates on
the premise that a-spontaneous
violent attack will. stimulate
a natural desire on the part of
the victim to resist. Women
are educated about the "fight
or flight" syndrome while
showing them that enhancing
theirphysical defense options is
not only prudent, but necessary
for resistance to be effective.
women to take action, take
control, and prevent violence ih
their lives. The next RAD class
will be held Feb. 23, 24, and.
27 from 5:30 9:30 p.m. at the
Gainesville Police Department
located at 721 NW 6 Streetm
Additional class dates can qae'
found at www.alachuasheriff.i
org (click on "RAD Program")
or by contacting Deputy Shawn
Pagel at 352-367-4044 or email
The class is free but,
enrollment is limited to'
ensure the highest quality of
instruction. To register for this'
course, contact Deputy Shawn.
Pagel at 352-367-4044.
trano larceny ana
exploitation of the elderly
Special to Alachua County Today The victims soon learned
that the suspect had pod
Alachua County Detective contractor's license and had'
Sandra Myers just completed not completed any work.'
an investigation involving They made several attempts to
an unlicensed contractor contact him to have the depdsif
attempting to scam the victims returned. The suspect did not
out of $17,687. ite victims, contact the victims nor did he
ages 75 and 77, had developed return any of the initial deposit.:
a business relaTionship with Jacob J. Winters, W/M,;
the suspect to build them a log DOB' 10/31/84, is' currently
cabin in the stats f Colorado. wanted for Grand Larceny and
The victims' ad dreamed Exploitation of the Elderly..
of having a log cabin in their Anyone with information on
retirement years and living the whereabouts of Jacob J.
closer to their children. The Winters is. urged to contact
unsuspecting victims placed the the Alachua County Sheriff's
money down as a deposit. They Office at 352-955-1818. Caller
also purchased the log cabin kit may also remain anonymous'
for the suspect to build. # # # '
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2009 A3
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Meetings & Events in the Heartlands
-mArcher Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at
7 p.m. at City Hall, 16870 SW
S Alachua (City) Meets the
1st and 3rd Monday of each
mpnth 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
EGainestille Meets the
'2nd and 4th Monday of
each month at 1 p.m. at City
Hall Auditorium, 200 East
*Hawthorne Meets the 1st
MondaN of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
*High Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month
at 6:30 p.m in City Hall.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday. of each month at 7:30
p.m. at To%%n Hall.
lMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7.30
p.m. at Town Hall.
*Newberrm Meets the 2nd
-and 4th MondaN of each month
at 7 p.m at City Hall
EWaldo Meets the 2nd
;Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at Yerkes Center
-Actor To Appear Live
At Local Service
f l *
Trevor Thomas "Mr.
Drama" makes approximately
*L80 appearances a year.
? At each appearance he
cleverly, combines music,
'sketches, and mime with
'hliumor and sincerity, which.
m iakes for an unforgettable
worship experience for the
believer and a picture of
salvation for the lost.
Come see Trevor at
'" Forest Grove Baptist
Church, 22575 NW 94th
Avenue, Alachua, ion
Sunday, Feb.,15, 2009,
at 10:45 a.m
Vean R. Seeger, Inc.,
A MIGH-QUALITY PAINTING COMPANY'
* 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@
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
* 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-
m 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
386-454-1416, extension 5 or
A representative from
Congressman Cliff Stearns
officewill be attheHigh Springs
City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 10
between 1:30 p:m. and 4:30 p.m.
to answer concerns and answer,
questions from the public. If
you have concerns and questions
regarding Veteran issues, Social'
Security, Medicare, Immigration,
IRS and Tax issues, Consumer
problems, Federal Employee
issues, BuIuiness issues, Federal
Contracts and Retirement issues,
you are invited to attend. Call
toll free 1-800-888-7743 or visit
Steams' website at www.house.
A representative from
Congressman Cliff Stearns
office will be at the LaCrosse
Town Hall on Thursday, Feb.
12 between 10:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m. to answer concerns
and answer questions from the
public. If you have concerns
and questions, you are invited to
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.
* First United Methodist
Church of Newberry A Fish
Fry. is being held on Feb. 21
from 4-7 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of Newberry,
24845 W. Newberry Road.
Fisli (Tilapia), slaw, grits, .hush
puppies, beverage and desserts
all' included. Adults $8 per plate,
children (under 12) $4.
* Wear it again, exceptional
pre-owned clothing. Join
us for our big sale at Forest
Grove Christian Academy at
Forest Grove Baptist Church
on Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to
1 p.m.. There will be children's,
ladies'andmen's clothing, shoes,
handbags. ,and accessories plus
much more. Call 386-462-3921
ext 112 for more information.
* AARP Driver Safety
Program monthly classes
cost $12 for AARP members
and $14 for non-members.
The eight-hour, two-half day,
classroom instruction refines
driving' skills and develops
defensive driving techniques.
The three-year certificate
qualifies graduates for an auto
insurance discount. There are.
no tests. Call 352-333-3036 for
information and to register for
a class. High Springs Classes:
Feb. 10 & 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
m Avoiding costly mistakes
before filing your taxes will
be the topic of the High
Springs AARP meeting on Feb.
12 at 10:30 a.m.. in the First
Presbyterian Church, 201 N.
Main Street, High Springs.
Diana Snelgrove, owner of
the local H&RBlock office since
1979 and an enrolled IRS tax
agent,- will explain how the tax,
laws affect seniors citizens and
how they can avoid overpaying
their taxes. Afterward, members
and quests will have the chance
to ask questions about their tax
Seniors interested in learning
about taxes are invited to
attend and to enjoy the covered
dish luncheon /following the
presentation. If you need more'
information, contact Chapter
President Dick Williams at 386-
Heaven Bound Outreach
Ministries State Rd. 121 North
at 5402 NW 234 Avenue,
LaCrosse. RevMarciaJ. Mobley,
Pastor invites each of you to a
service of love. honoring Elder
Corrisa P. Durr, .Friday, Feb. 6,
7:30 p.m. Guest messenger will
.be Minister Evelyn Daniles,
Assoc. Minister, New St. Mary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Alachua. Call Pastor Mobley
386-462-1602 or Vincent,
Washington .at 352-281-2577
for more information.
Single, married, dating or
just friends? Vincent and Min.
along with Fully Committed
present Love Week .2009 at
Antioch Holiness Church, 2516
NE 8 Avenue (next to Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church) Gainesville, for
services 7:30 p.m. nightly
Monday, Feb. 9 "Show The
Love" Sponsored by: Lazarus
Restoration Ministries, Inc.
An evening of singing, praise
dancing from choirs, groups
and soloists. LRM, Inc. is a
50.1c3 faith-based community
'outreach program that provides
transitional housing, clothing,
food and other assistance to
homeless and indigent people in
Tuesday, Feb. 10 Quest
Min. Queen Hayes, Co-Pastor
Wednesday, Feb. 11 Guest
Elder David Richardson, II
Pastor TOPROC,. COGIC
Thursday, Feb. 12 Round
the table in the word. Speakers
include Sis. Latora Henderson,
Chiefland, Bro. Nathaniel
Darling, Gainesville, Sis.
Rachelle Banks, Gainesville,
Min. Mark Hutchinson,
Friday, Feb. 13 Fully
Committed and Min. Rashawnda
Washington will be in concert
at the Highlands. Presbyterian
Church. 1001 Ne 16 Avenue,
For more information,
call Vincent Washington 352-
281-2577 or Min. Rashawnda
* Hebrews Bible Study
Precept Upon Precept-Non
The study starts Tuesday, Feb.
24 at 1-2:30 p.m. It will last 11
weeks and will be held at Forest
Grove Baptist Church Alachua.
Contact Lynda at 386 454-7865
for further information and' sign
* High Springs Community
Theatre announces auditions
for its upcoming production
of The Importance of Being
Earnest, a turn of the century
comedy farce in three acts by
Oscar Wilde. Auditions will
be held at the High Springs
Community Theatre, 130
NE 1st' Ave, High Springs,
Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.
and Sunday Feb..22. at 4:30
p.m. Casting, needs: British
accents. 2. elderly ladies, (45-
65 yrs.), 3 gentlemen 24-65, 2
young ladies and 2 young men
(ages 20-30). No preparation
necessary. There will be several
cold readings from the script.
Rehearsals will be scheduled
with cast consideration from
March through "'pril. Show
dates are: weekends of April
24-May 17, 2009. For more
information contact Terry. at:
or the theatre at ph: 386-454-
* LaCrosse Baptist Church
invites you to be our guest
for a Free Movie Night on
'Saturday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. This
month's movie presentation
is "Fireproof' staring Kirk
Cameron. Door prizes, free
popcorn and. 'fee drinks will
be available. LaCrosse Baptist
Church is located in LaCrosse at
5700 NW 203 Place (SR 121 and'
235). For further information,
contact Pastor Roy Silvers at'
* Mount Nebo UMC invites
the community to worship with
us on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.
as we celebrate our history in
word, song and praise. The
speaker will be Rev. Jo Essa
Merricks, member of Paradise
UMC, Alachua. For more
information, contact Denise
Presley at 352-226-8865.
m Vendors needed for
3rd Annual Newberry
Community Unity Day.
Vendor booths are free with
membership, or $40 for the day.
Vendor Registration deadline is
March 15; after that add $25.
Applications can be found at
org, The 3rd Annual Newberry
Community Unity Day will be
held on Saturday, April 4. There
will be vendors, food, and family
friendly activities. Additional
events being set up are a 5k run,
and Farmer's Market section.
This year's event will take
place in downtown Newberry -
Newberry Road and the Railroad
Trackskjust west of 27/41 from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.t (Set-up: 8 a.m.,
cleanup and take down 4-5
p.m.) This event is produced
by The Newberry Main Street
Organization, Inc. in partnership
with the City of Newberry.
m The Alachua Lion's
Club is selling the Officially
Licensed Collegiate 2008
UF Gator Football National
Championship Tags as a
fuiatraiser for our Club. The
cost is $5. Please contact any
Alachua Lion's Club member
or call Gary Hardacre at 386-
462-4582 and we will get them
m Santa Fe Pop Warner
needs Head Football and
Cheer Coaches. Must be able
to attend two-day certification
class and pass background
check. Applications can be
printed from website: www.
fe_raiders. Applications due
by Feb. 27. to Santa .Fe Pop
Warner, PO Box 598, Alachua,
FL 32616 Attn: Bill Lang or Joe
* 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
m "Everything's Coming Up
Roses" fashion show and tea
will be held on Saturday, Feb.
14 at 2 p.mm in the St. Patrick's
Church gymnasium. Tickets
cost $10 and finger sandwiches
and desserts will be. provided
by 'It's All Goo'd' Catering
with fashions by Cato/Cato
Plus, Men's Warehouse and
Say I Do Bridal. St. Patrick's
Church is located at.500 NE 16
Avenue, Gainesville. For more
information call 352-372-4641.
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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2009
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCE TO
CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
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,
The ordinance title is as follows:
ORDNANCE 09 15
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OFALACHUA, FLORIDA,
EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY
OFALACHUA, FLORIDA TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LANDS
LYING CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CORPORATE
LIMITS OFTHE CITY; PROVIDING THATALL EXISTING
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)
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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 of the 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 5, 2009)
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Finding Nemo on DVD
By KEES BOER
Today Entertainment Writer
"Finding Nemo" is Disney's
animated story of Nemo, the
little fish who strays from
his "school" and begins a
treacherous journey that takes
him far from home. Marlin,
Nemo's father, also experiences
a journey of his own as he
searches for his lost son.
The story begins with
Marlin and his beautiful wife,
Coral. But tragedy strikes, and
after Coral lays all of her eggs,
she dies in a heartbreaking
accident. It is no wonder that
Marlin is extremely protective
of his little, fish, Nemo (Latin
for "no one.")
During a "school" trip,
Nemo ventures off on his own,
and as fate would have it, gets
caught by an underwater diving
dentist who places little Nemo
in his office fish tank. Marlin
is crushed. He sets out to find
Nemo, and together with Dory,
a beautiful, but very absenrt-,
minded fish, Marlin goes on an
all out search for Nemo.
This charming film was
created by Pixar Animation
Studios, the same studio .-
that made the Toy Story
and Monsters Inc. films. All
of these films are basically
resulting in three dimensional .
cartoon characters. And all
of these movies are done in
beautiful color and this film is
certainly no exception..
. The Two Disk DVD set is
loaded with extras. Disk one
contains the film, a 30-minute
documentary and about 20
or so small featurettes. The
disk also has a half dozen
or so virtual aquariums that
you can watch or just have
going on as a background on
your television, similar to
computer screensavers. The C
only thing that I didn't see in A
the aquariums was the fish.
One of the nicest features
about this DVD is the surround
sound. Awesome is not an
overstatement. It is by far one
of the best surround sounds
that I've heard on .any DVD.
The disk also contains several
deleted scenes. Now all of this
plus a lot more is just on the
first disk there is an entire
Disk two contains the full
screen presentation of the film,
modified to fit your TV. Of
course the only way you could
fit a more rectangular film on a
squarer looking television is to
cut off about 30- to 40-percent
of the picture of the film. You
might only enjoy this version if
your television isn't that big.
The other DVD ,also
comes with another short film,
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"Exploring the Reef 'with Jean-
There is also a documentary,
"Learning Fun Encyclopedia,"
on the second disk where
viewers can learn about the
actual fish that inspired the fish
in the film. All in all this is a
great DVD to own, and would
make a super Christmas gift.
Editor's Note: Today
Entertainment Writer Kees Boer
is committed to Compassion
International, an organization
that helps children in developing
countries through education,
health services and spiritual
guidance. This week, Kees
dedicates his article to Julian
Sanchez, a child he corresponds
with through Compassion
First United Methodist Church of High Springs I2
is excited to present their first annual
TWIST-A-THON and Madden '09 Tournament
Friday, Feb. 6 from 6-11 p.m.
Come for a night offun, games, prizes, musk and more!
Doors open at 6 p.m. and families are welcome with young kids from
6-8p.m., tweens and teens grades 6-12th can hang out until 11 p.m.!
Come have a great night playing Twister on our GIANT 34 ft x 15 ft MAT!
Try your hand out in our Madden '09 Tournament on the Xbox 360 PS3 orWii!
Cost for the event is only S5 which includes a piece of pizza and a drink!
For more information or to pre-
reqistrar, contact Holly Erskine,
Youth and Children's Director
" 352-472-1868 or e-mail at
Mark your calendars for a night
of 'TwistedFun"at the First
Annual Twist-a-thon and
Madden '09 Tournament!
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Th'e crown, however, serves
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Crowns generally are made
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to hardship requests, and went
to Gainesville to work in the
Examination Division of the
"My children were distraught
about the fact that I continued to
work in the federal building,"
Esty said. "I had no choice."
While at the Gainesville
office in the late 1990s, agents
in stuffy suits and with stern
demands once' went searching
for a woman in a rustic town
west of Alachua County who
was due to inherit a large sum
of money. According' to Esty,
people are often fearful and
mistrusting of IRS employees,
and those country residents were
no exception; however, it was
Esty's charm and character that
got the townspeople talking.
The agents had been tracking
the woman for days, identifying
themselves as'IRS agents and
questioning people deep in. the
country if they knew the client.
Knowing her calming presence,
supervisors had Esty replace the
agents to interview locals and
track down the missing woman.
"Let me tell you something,"
Esty said. "You can not go to,a
rural county like Dixie County
or Gilchrist County in a fancy
suit and flash your IRS badge
and expect to find anybody..
Esty got up the next morning
and put on a pair of blue jeans,
a flannel shirt and old tennis,
Flagflew over U.S. CapitolBuilding
in Esty's honor upon retirement
shoes and went for a bite to eat as I'm concerned. I want to go U.S. Capitol in my honor for
at a local convenience store. down the middle. Be fair for my years of service follows,
After a short conversation with people I now serve as tax clients after my family and friends of
the clerk explaining she was and the government as well. In course," Esty said. "Along with
looking for a person she was other words, do the very best for my faith and belief in God, it
desperate to talk to, the clerk the tax clients while abiding by ranks up there on top."
tracked down the address for her the tax laws." For now, Esty said she hopes
and Esty cracked the case in less Her departure from the to serve the people of North
than one hour. The initial agents federal government in March Florida with the same service
had spent days on the case. 2008 was carried out in the and respect that she provided
Now after completing highest honor with the flying of a during her work for the federal
25 years of service for the flag over the Capitol Building in government.
federal government, Esty has Washington, D.C., in December "I try to keep myself in
returned to the city that taught 2008 in honor of her many years perspective that my goal and
her that southern charm and of standing. role is to help people," Esty said.
unpretentious presence. "God gave me good kids "I've been in the business since
She has used her skills and my children are perhaps the '70s. It's just in my blood.
learned in the Federal Aviation my greatest gifts and rewards, You either like it or you don't."
Administration, United States but flying the flag over the # # #
Department of Agriculture r=i liFill
and the taxpayer service and
examination divisions of the
IRS to establish Easy Tax and
Accounting, her own accounting
and tax service in High Springs.
Esty's skills sought after
by federal agents and bureaus
are now focused in.her small
business of preparing individual
tax returns, corporation
and partnership set-ups, tax
payroll services and employment
."Working for the
government, one develops a
certain sense of loyalty, respect
and pride in our nation," Esty
said. "This nation is not perfect,
but it's the best on Earth, as far
A Regular Meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on February 17,2009
at the City Hall in Hawthorne, Florida, 6700 SE 221st Street,
at which time the City Commission will consider the adoption
of the following Ordinance amending the water and sewer rates
with Exhibit "A" and "B" attached. The following Resolution
will also be considered amending the solid waste fees.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY .OF HAWTHORNE, OF
ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE RATES
TO BE CHARGED FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES;
PROVIDING -FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Exhibit "A" and "B"
Hawthorne Water and Sewer Rates
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The Alachua County Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) and Local Planning
Agency (LPA) are holding -a series of joint
meetings on the Evaluation and Appraisal
Report (EAR) for the Comprehensive Plan, at
date and times below.
Each meeting will focus on a different set of
EAR Issue Areas, as follows:
Feb. 12th Community Facilities &
- Economic Development
- Land Use/Transportation
- Urban Area/Housing
- Resource Protection
All meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Jack
Durrance Auditorium, Room 209 of the
County Administration Building (12 SE 1st
Street, Gainesville). Note: Dates subject to
change, referto contact information below.
The purpose of the meetings is to review EAR
Issues, Options and Strategies to address
these Issues as part of the update of the
Comprehensive Plan, and for the BOCC/LPA to
provide direction to staff for Public Hearings.
For a summary of issues and options and other
background information, go to:
Alachua County Department of Growth Management
111 SW 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
(352)374-5249 -* ear(@alachuacounty.us
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Monthly Water Rates:
Rate Base 8 month Base +
Rate per 1,000 gallons
Water Code Rate Surchargel Surcharge Over Rate2
Residential W1 11.97 4.94 16.91 3,000 gallons 1.39
Industrial W2 32.19 4.94 37.13 14,000 gallons 1.20
Monthly Wastewater Rates:
Rate Base Rate per 1,000 gallons
Wastewater 'Code Rate Over Rate2
Sewer S1 36.05 6,000 gallons 5.92
1Recoups the October 2008 January 2009 Utility Fund losses. It begins
with the February 2009 billing and ends after the September 2009
2Billed in 1,000 gallon increments.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE
INCREASING THE RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR SOLID
WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL
Hawthorne Sanitation (Garbage) Collection Rates*
Commercial 1 x week
2 x week 3 x week
4 x week 5 x week
153.00 296.19 438.70 592.38
*Rates = Cost (from Waste Pro of Florida) + 9% admin fee.
PLEASE NOTE: Pursuant to Section 286,015, Florida Statutes,
if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, a
person with disabilities needing any special accommodations
to participate in City Commission Meetings, should contact
the Office of the City Clerk, 6700 SE 221st Street, Hawthorne,
Florida 32640, Telephone (352)481-2432
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My two cents
Is it cold in here? Or is it just me?
I tried to get away from writing a column
this week because I'm afraid that you, as the
reader, will become jaded seeing me two weeks
in. a row. But then it hit me that you, as the
reader, may very well be upset if I don't share
my wealth of deep thoughts with you again.
That just wouldn't be progressive, would it?
So what better way to express
my gratitude for your time and
patience than to chit-chat about
something to which we can all
relate: the current weather.
As I was creeping toward
my class through .the frigid
arctic winds on Wednesday,
I was sure I would soon
encounter a polar bear.,
Because surely air and wind
this cold could only be found
in the North Pole. Or Alaska.
Or Antarctica. Really, I'm not
sure where polar bears are
found. I just know they live in
snow, and the environmentalists tell me that
they are, going extinct because their ice 'caps'
are melting. Apparently the melting of'the ice
caps is a pretty big deal, because these 'caps'
keep the bears' heads cold during the... cold.
But on my trek across the University of
Florida campus, I did not encounter polar bears.
Or snow. What I did see were people wearing
shorts and t-shirts. So I'm a little confused about
where I. am living and what I am supposed to
expect from this place called Florida.
Are these people living in denial? Do they
think they can spite the weather by wearing flip-
'Ha! I got you!' they say?
Maybe I'm just an outcast here. I mean,
I love, love, love snow. All of my extended
family is from Kentucky. So I d6n't
know if it's genetics, but I'm attracted
to cold weather for limited periods of
time. On da) siketoday. ,when I have a
cold and;feel like crawling into my bed
with a hot cup.of cocoa and dying, I'm
not a huge fan of playing icicle. But it
seems like I'm. the only person around
here who isn't angry at the world for
bringing this punishment upon us.
For me, I like to experience these
oddities called seasons. Let me explain
what a. season is to those who have
never experienced the phenomenon.
'There are four seasons: winter, spring,
summer and fall. Generally, summer
is hot; winter is cold; fall brings dead leaves,
and spring brings new life after humanity dies
during the winter (and the polar bears hibernate
during the winter, which is why I didn't see
them on campus I think). Got it?
I do have to admit that those of us in North
Florida have more of a semblance of seasons
than South Florida. Just for the record, I thought
I was going to sizzle when I stepped out of my
car in Naples. I'm a little bit afraid of what goes
on south of that.
I understand, as a native Floridian, that we
expect two seasons here: hot and hotter. In my
quest to discover why people accept nothing less
than hot here not warm, not cool, and most
certainly not cold I approached the oh-so-wise
executive editor here at Alachua County Today,
Ellen Boukari, who informed me that there is
a temperature range in which we operate in
Florida. Okay, let me see if I got this right: 90+
degrees = summer; 85 degrees= fall/spring; and
80 degrees = winter. I think that's what she told
Now, that doesn't give Mother Nature a large
operating spectrum, does it? I get bored with such
stable conditions. As I informed Mrs. Boukari,
I feel like we need instability to appreciate what
we have. We need hate to understand love, we
need dark to appreciate. light, we need me to
understand the world, and we need cold so we
can appreciate heat. But my theory did not go
over so well with Mrs. Boukari. She politely
informed me that some people would consider
me a bad. person for wishing such a dreadful
thing (cold weather) on the area.
But basically, I wrote all this to tell you
that I am confused. Am I wrong for not hating
this weather? Should I join the anti-cold police
force so others will be happy? Should I blame
my illness on the cold so I can nurture my
resentment? I don't know what to do. I just
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SFHS girls gain weight to win
By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA Girls are notorious for
their desire to lose weight so they can
look like popular supermodels and TV
personalities. However, three Santa Fe High
School (SFHS) girls have pushed past this
stereotype with their desire to gain pounds.
- while eating well and taking vitamins.
Senior, Jenna Cottingham and
sophomores Kalen Lewis and Lydia Boyette
are members of the Santa Fe Girls Weight
Lifting Team, which competed in Keystone
Heights on Saturday in the Sectional Weight
Thanks to their outstanding
performances, all three girls qualified to go
to the state competition in New Port Richey
on Feb. 14.
Cottingham, who competed in the 119
weight class, lifted 265 pounds during.
the match." Lewis, who competed in the
139 weight class,
lifted 290 pounds,
and Boyette, who
competed in the 183
weight class, lifted
competed in the state
competition last year
as well where she
scratched and was
unable to move on to
She said her goal The Santa Fe Girls
this year is to place in Heights last Satur
the top five positions, Front row (L-R) K
and this competition Brown, Amber Plu
serves as her second (L-R) Tandria Will
chance. Coach Shea Show(
year-round to prepare for this," Cottingham
said. "I'm trying to train pretty much every
day. I'm on a strict diet and I'm taking
Photo special to Alachua County Today
Weight Lifting Team competed in Keystone
day qualifying them for state competition.
:enya Carter, Jenna Cottingham, Candace
nk, Nicole Romero, Kalen Lewis; Back row
liams, Alexis Price, Lindsey Wyatt, Head
ers, Marissa Caputo, Lydia Boyette, Larissa
vitamins. So I'm much more prepared for
the competition this year."
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ContinuedfrompageA1 Hardacre likely facing one opponent so far
atmosphere and charm as long as we can." and he said he plans to make sure the city shape the direction our city is going in," he
He said though jobs were difficult to' only experiences smart growth, said. "I now have the time needed to take
find a few years back, more positions are "We have to make sure we deter the next step."
opening up in the area. overcrowding," he said. Hardacre said he believes Planning and
"We're about to open Santa Fe College Though Hardacre'was born in Ohio, Zoning Vice-Chair Rodger Mallard is also
here, we're offering more high school he moved to Gainesville in 1978, then running for the position.
programs," he said. "People are now able to Alachua in 1987. He said he fell in love No other prospective candidates are
find decent wages." with North Florida's trees, hills and cooler known at this time. However, the qualifying
He said he also wants to monitor the cost temperatures. period, during which potential candidates
ofutilitiesandkeep up the quality of ser ice He said he is qualified for the position, file forms to run, does not begin until Feb.
in town. havirigservedoncommitteesandparticipated 20, according to Alachua's Deputy City
Hardacre said the commission's rules in volunteer organizations, such as the Boy Clerk Alan Henderson.
and regulations check the increase in Scouts and Alachua Lion's Club. # # #
buildings, such as Wal-Mart and Lo\ e's, "I've had the pleasure of helping to
ALCOHOL SALES: Sunday sales have not increased DUIs or
Continued from page Al i-
desperate for a boost in revenue High Springs to
andresidents and commissioners the area's f
ready to catch up with the waters.
times were enough to pass the Accordiug t
ordinance. Now skeptics' worst of Karst Produ
expectations have not come to underwater vid
reality, and hopeful businesses company, divers
are pleased with the results. trouble adjusting
"Absolutely, 100 percent, no in a law that rem
doubt about it, it has helped." for years.
said Carol Doherty, general \ ."Alotot'peo
manager for the Great Outdoors in the past of
Restaurant in High Springs. "In places in Lake
addition to regular Sunday sales, ritual on Sunda
guests coming in and purchasing could get a d
nice bottles of beer and: wine meals, but now
have doubled our sales." here," Wes Skil
Doherry also said the that have direct
change has moved Sundays springs, mostly
from the worst sales day to the are not a drink
-restaurant's third busiest day just like to hav
after Fridays and Saturdays meal. It's a goo
because guests now do not have now offer it an
to drive to another town to be potential dollars
able to have a drink with their Apart from
meals. of revenue an'
"They are just so happy that the change in t]
they can come to a restaurant, laws, High Sp
and they don't have to travel Police James Ti
to Alachua and eat somewhere has been no inc
they don't want to eat just so alcohol-related
they can have a glass of wine," the extra day of
Doherty said. Although ti
The lift of the ban has also no accidents o
changed many tourists' agendas city as those op
when cave divers come into Pastor Lawre:
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The city and chamber of commerce will be
applying for a grant from the: Alachua County.
Tourism Bureau to jumpstart funding for the
project, although remaining funding may be hard
to come: by, said Alachua Elementary Principal
o swim through
to the president
actions Inc., an
s have even had
ig to the change
ople had a routine
going Mt Certain
City to eat as a
.ys because they.
rink with their
-they are staying
des said. "People
ct ties with the
y divers,, they
:ing group; they
'e a beer with a
od thing we can
id thus keep the
the steady inflow,
d tourists from
he city's alcohol
springs Chief of
roiano said there
rease in DUIs or
here have been
Dr ruckus in the
nce Haley of
Grace Nazarene Church said
the outcome has really only
benefited one business.
The ordinance enabled all
restaurants that gain 51. percent
of revenue from food -sales
to sell alcohol from 1 p.m. 'to
11 p.m. on Sundays, but that
provision left only the Great
Outdoors Restaurant eligible
sihce Floyd's Diner closed in
"The way it was being put
out there was that it was going
to help the economy of the city,
and all I hear now is how great
the Great Outdoors is doing,"
Haley said. "But that is not the
city. I don't understand that."
Since many pastors were
out of town on the night
of the final meeting for the.
ordinance, Haley also said that
the Christian community was
underrepresented in the fight.
The majority in this round of
the battle about Sunday alcohol
sales did shift to those looking
for progress, but according to
Haley, the time restrictions for
sales is at least a compromise.
"We were blessed because
all they did was get to sell it,
but they can't sell it until one
o'clock, and that is after our
church services," Haley said.
"That 'is what we wanted.
Another thing is they can't sell
close to churches. The only
thing they really did get is they
did get to sell on Sunday but
only at a certain time."
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Today Staff Report
On Feb. 9, the Alachua
County Public Works
Department Road Crew will
begin milling and resurfacing
County Road 241(NW 140th
St) from C.R. 236 in High
Springs to the City of Alachua.
Construction crews will be
creating two bike lanes and a
turn lane, and they will also be
improving road drainage and
Construction is expected to
', ) !h '
last 90 days, with possible daily
road closures. Anyone traveling
through this area should expect
delays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
The milling and resurfacing
will be funded by Gas Tax Bond
revenues approved by the Board
of County Commissioners in
For more information,
contact Antonio Vergara at the
Alachua County Public Works
Department at 352-374-5245
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Cotined^fro g Assistance not to cost Alachua's taxpayers
healthy. But help is only a letter that you would provide us with Watson had already met with commissioners about a yea,
away. guidance second to none," residents and commissioners ago. The two towns are also'
Alachua City Manager Roberts said. earlier this week to discuss both represented in several .
Clovis Watson, Jr. is extending By Friday afternoon, Watson the ways Alachua might help organizations. Watson likenef..:>
a helping hand to Hawthorne on had responded saying, "I can Hawthorne and what the the relationship to a mutual aid "
behalf of the City of Alachua's assure you that I understand town was looking for in a city agreement inwhich two gencies'-,,V r
9,000 or so residents. That your situation, and am also manager. Watson said he did agree to help each other should'4: .
comes after a letter on Thursday concerned for the welfare of a not expect Alachua's assistance either one need it. ?
from Hawthorne Mayor DeLoris sister city." to come at the expense of "I'm honored by, thd'* :
Roberts, who requested Watson Watson also said he "gladly taxpayers in his town. confidence Hawthorne has in
to consult with her city. and enthusiastically" accepted "The types of help we'll Alachua and me to help thei.
"I am certain you are aware the challenge adding,."[I] would provide might come in the form town during this trying time. C -, ,
of the present situation the City not consider charging you for the of our developed processes and "I have made it clear that '. i
of Hawthorne finds itself in at service in light of your present background checks. am not stepping in to xwag th6l.
this time... difficulties. "If we should reach a point finger of blame at prior city
"I turn to you for assistance Watson said in his letter at which there area expenses managers or cast aspersions on .
at this time due to the marvelous to Roberts that Alachua's involved, we will take the anyone.
work you have done.for the City commission shared his concern matter to the legislative bodies "I want to help a sister city A
of Alachua these last years," about the future health of to hammer out terms of an in the same way I expect the4 ,A
wrote Roberts. Hawthorne and would support agreement,"- said Watson. would come to the aide of-X
Roberts also inquired about him in the endeavor. Therecenthelpinghandfrom the City of Alachua if we scs
the fees Watson might charge Roberts said in an interview Watson is not the first interaction needed," Watson said.
. r... ,,I,,1,,1 ,r ,; t +,, ..f ofdne1dav "We are delighted leaders from Hawthorne have # # # .
By CRAIG COX
the national economy has
experienced a downward spiral,
land throughout the city of
Alachua's commercial corridor
has been selling like hot cakes.
One example of bucking the
national'trend is a development
planned for 11.5 acres in front
of the soon-to-open Lowe's.
Front Street Realties is
selling four outparcels along
with a 14,000 sq. ft. shopping
plaza in a development called
The Shoppes at Baywood.
Nick Banks, president
of From Street. said a health
club. banks a.d *,sit-down
restaurants .. . fast-food
restaurants nB"shown interest
in the site.
Banks said his company has
not submitted a site plan to the
city yet, but the interest shown
in the The Shoppes at Baywood
has left him feeling good about
the potential for the site.
"The real estate market right
now is not the best," Banks said,
"but because of all the growth
throughout the area, the interest
Swe have received has been very
roughly 1,600 residents.
"We consider it money very
well spent, since we are confident
to have Mr. Watson's assistance
and ..leadership during this
Continued from page Al cUmpanI y
The company asked the City ofAlachua
Board of Adjustments (BOA) for 12 zoning
variances for the store during the planning
phases, but the BOA only granted 11 zoning
variances. Officials denied a variance
requested by the company to remove
sidewalks from the property.
The BOA said the elimination of
sidewalks would not conform to the city's
goal to become a safe walking community.
"I think sidewalks are something we
intended to have in place for a reason," said
Mayor Jean Calderwood. "The sidewalk
between the two connecting driveways,
had with Alachua. Roberts and
Watson both alluded to a tour of
Alachua taken by Hawthorne
donated more than $30 million to charities in 2007
I think for safety purposes, is absolutely
A Lowe's representative said the
company was willing to donate money to a
city sidewalk fund instead of building the
sidewalks around ithe store, but the BOA
denied the offer.
The BOA still approved several changes
to .the property, including the reduction
in the number of automobile and bicycle
The BOA also approved the elimination
of landscaping between parking spaces to
allow for wider sidewalks leading to the
Founded in 1946 in North Carolina,
Lowe's has expanded to more than 1,571 71
stores each carrying about 40,000 products, I- "
The company also offers more than 500,00tQ,0
items through special order.
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the company donated nearly $30
charities and community events
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all they can to find funding so- '
that it doesn't cost the residents; r'
anything," Garcia said.
Archer hopes to benefit from ,
the $90 billion President Obama .
plans to spend in infrastructure ,
improvements across the nation,
depending on congressional ,
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in 2007, wi
Archersish list includes wastewater
ARCHER The City of
Archer is hoping tq get funding
from President Obama's
stimulus package for a 'new
wastewater system to replace
the septic tanks currently used
throughout the town.
the lackof a sewer system is
preventing businesses from
settling in theeity,; and may be
posing health hazards.
"Any town, would love
to have a Walgreens or a
McDonald's, and unfortunately,
we can'thave any of that," said
Jocelyn Garcia; public works
director for the City of Archer.
It's more costly for
commercial businesses to
operate in acitywith septic tanks
than in one with a wastewater.
Dan Beck, general manager
of Rail House Grill and president
of the Archer Chamber of
Commerce, says the high costs
and amount of land associated
with putting in, septic systems
is the main reason commercial
businesses stay away from
It cost about $50,000 to put
in a new septic tank and drain
field for the Rail House Grill
located at 13232 SW State Road
S... .."It's -- a;..c considerable
"investment justfo flush a toilet,"
The restaurant, formerly
Casey's Caf6. opened last July
Septic systems are'required
to be permitted through the
Alachua County Health
Department. At the Rail House
grill, the septic tank and drain
field completely take up the
back of the property occupying
valuable parking space, Beck
said. New businesses would
Beck said that after the provide more revenues for the
septic tank was built, the city through taxes, and. would
health department notified the make more jobs available for
restaurant management that the the community, said Archer City
tank could only accommodate Commissioner Roberta Lopez.
32 full-service customers and A sewer system would
68 single-service customers. include a centralized wastewater
This means that only 32 plant where all
customers, outofa 100-customer be treated, and would eliminate
building capacity, can be served any environmental or health
on proper china due to the water issues that may be related, to
used '.yhile washing dishes., septic tank use.
The resa.have to be served on "How safe the\ are? I don't
disposa eplates and baskets. 'know," Lopez said. "It could be
According to Beck, Archer a very serious environmental or
hadmorecommercialbusinesses health issue if we don't get rid
in past decades that currently. of them."
He says it was once even bigger, Septic tank systems that
than Gainesville. "This town is comply with state, standards
going to die if we don't get a provide treatment and removal
sewer system," he said. of phosphorus, bacteria
Because of the lack of a and viruses; however, these
wastewater system, Archer systems provide little removal
doesn't have a pharmacy or a of nitrogen, salts and certain
doctor's office, Beck said. "We. organic chemicals, Lopez said.
have nothing." Nitrogen could leak ,into the
water or the aquifer, where the
drinking water comes from.
Though a wastewater system
is on the City of Archer's wish
list, the funding for one is not
yet available. "We definitely
don't have the money to finance
a sewer," Lopez said.
There, would be a cost for
residents if a sewer system were
built. "The city is trying to do
Join s, D ilyfo o
Continued from page Al
Sheriff's Office (BCSO)
Spokesman Captain Brad Smith
said a .robbery similar to the
one in LaCrosse occurred in'
the northwest area of Bradford
County just before 3 p.m.
Like in LaCrosse, it was a
Kangaroo convenience store
that was robbed in Bradford
"Our deputies had a
description of the vehicle and of
the suspect," Smith said.
While officers were
responding to the store, one
deputy. apparently spotted a
vehicle and person fitting the
description of the .robbery
suspect. The man behind
the wheel of that sport utility
vehicle (SUV), would not stop,
Smith said. Deputies began
pursuing the vehicle which
led them south into Starke city
limits where other deputies
and Starke Police Department
officers were already attempting
to clear traffic out of the way.
One officer was flagging the
vehicle off of the road when the.
driver ofthe SUV swerved. That
deputy fired one shot from his
handgun at the vehicle, Smith
said. The suspect reportedly
swerved around several stop
sticks' which were intended to
slow his getaway, but speeds
Apparently topped 85- 90 mph.
The high-speed chase made
its way down U.S. Highway
301, leading into Alachua
County. Just north of Waldo,
the suspect turned onto County
Road 225, a long and winding
aspect had extensive criminal record
"The vehicle stayed on that LaCrosse robbery. requires. The deputy pursuit
road for a couple of miles before "The modus operandi and Estes reportedly fired sev
a Bradford County Sheriff's the descriptions of the vehicle rounds from his handgun.
Deputy shot into the vehicle," and suspect all matched," Smith Estes has an extensi
Smith said as he described the said. criminal history accord
chase. He also noted that family to the Florida Departm<
It was reported that shortly
after the deputy fired rounds,
the suspect drove in the ditch
on the side of the road before
the SUV he was driving hit a
concrete culvert, went airborne
and landed in the middle of the
The man driving that SUV,
46-year-old James Estes, was
pronounced dead at the scene.
Alachua County Shriff's Office
(ACSO).,i.lIs confirmed that
Estes was 'alsothe suspect in the
members confirmed that it was
Estes who was killed in the
' At least 12 BCSO deputies
and numerous others from
ACSO and Starke Police
Department responded to assist
with the chase and the accident
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) officers
are investigating the incident.
Smith said BCSO contacted
FDLE .immediately as protocol
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY ALACHUA COUNTY'S MOST WANTED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2009 BI1
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A message from the desk of
Sheriff Sadie Darnell
What do you know about Identity Theft?
Identity theft is a growing and
serious crime. It happens when
your personal information is stolen
and used to commit fraud or other
crimes without your knowledge.
Identity theft can destroy your
credit and ruin your good name, not
to mention the time and money it
can cost you.
How does identity theft
happen? Skilled and un-skilled
thieves employ a variety of tactics
to obtain your personal information.
iOne way is by "dumpster-diving" or
going through your trash to retrieve
paperwork with your information.
Another is by stealing your card
numbers through skimming, which.
is when a small device is used
to store the numbers for future
use. Phishing also continues to
grow and occurs when someone
pretending to be someone they are
not sends you spam requesting that
you immediately "verify'" account
information. Other thieves simply
complete a change of address-
form and divert your statements to
another location. Lastly, there is
the old fashioned stolen wallet or
purse, letter or employment record
used to steal not just your money
but your entire identity as well.
You can protect yourself.
Shred all financial documents with
personal information. Protect your
Social Security Card and don't
carry it with you., Don't give out
personal information on the phone
or internet unless you positively
know who you are dealing with.
Do not click on unsolicited emails.
Delete them immediately. Keep
your passwords secure. Do not
use obvious passwords and change
The law requires the three
credit bureaus to give you a free
copy of your credit report yearly.
Take advantage of this and review
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Assault with a,
6'1", 195 Ibs
Gray Hair, Ha-
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Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.
Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2009
Wiping away the stain of
In John chapter 13 we see
the wonderful account of Jesus
dining with His disciples. At
one point Jesus gets up and
prepares to wash His disciple's
feet. The disciples, especially
Peter, are shocked. This is their
teacher, the Lord,
preparing to do this
menial task that
was reserved for the
house servants. The
Jesus and 'Peter is
seen in verses six
through 10: ..
"He came to
Simon Peter, who
said to him, "Lord, REV. LE
are you going to TF
wash my feet?" New Life
Jesus replied, "You Chapel,
do not realize now
what I am doing, but later you
will understand." "No," said
Peter, "you' shall never wash
my feet.'" Jesus answered,
"Unless I wash you, you have
no part with me." "Then, Lord,"
Simon Peter replied, "not just
my feet but my hands and my
head as well!" Jesus answered,
"A person who has had a bath
needs only to wash his feet; his
whole body is clean. And you
are clean ... "" (John 13:6-10
This is a picture of what
Jesus does for us after we have
become one of His. Once we
are eternally clean, we need
not be 'cleansed all over again
and again. Salvation and its
effects are eternal. What we see
here is that Jesus is cleaning
off the dust that
one as he walks
through this dirty
A A wonderful
this comes from
i Jesus' 'day. Most
1 towns had a bath
house thdi 'would
ONARD R. be located near
AINA the center oftown.
Community One' would d travel
Gainetville there" to bathe
.,t.iand be cleansed.
After ithiJbatlhthey would put
'on theirgarmients and sandals
and return 'home traveling
down'the dusty streets. When
they reached their home they
did. not need another bath,
they were already clean. They
were clean except for their feet
which were exposed to the dust
on the street. They would wash
this dust off ofthe 6nly part that
had become dirty, their feet.,
You -and I, once we are
saved, do not need another
full, cleansing. Our cleansing
through His blood is eternal
(Heb. 9:22, 28). We do need to
be continually cleansed from
the dust of this world that would
for the believer, repentance and
confession are the wiping away
the contamination that would
seek to stick to us as we walk
through this sinful world. We
do not need a full bath, just as
washing of our feet again and
again. Jesus clearly states this
in verse 10, "A person who has
had a bath needs only to wash
his feet; his whole body is
clean. And you are clean ..."
This 'eternal and perpetual
cleansing is brought out in
verse seven and eight. Jesus.
example had nothing to do
with taking a literal physical
bath in the flesh. The example
was establishing a spiritual
truth as He stated, "You do not,
realize now what I am doing,
but later you will" (v.7). He
also said, "Unless I wash you,
you have no part 'with' me"
(v,8). We must be washed by,
Jesus, through His blood, in
order to come into fellowship
with Him. Jesus then continues
to cleanse the saved as we walk
upon this earth.
To further illustrate this
point we need to read 1
Corinthians 6:9-20. There
we see a contrast from what
we were (vv.9-10) and what
we have become (v.11). The
saved are meant for the Lord
(v.13). Verse 14 clearly tells us
by whose power these things
come to pass. Verse 15 points
out that our bodies become
one with Him. When we are
united with, the Lord we are
one with Him in Spirit as well.
Through His great work we
become the temple of God and
we have been bought with a
price (vvw.19-20). When we are
cleansed by Jesus we be
His, eternally. One can
these verses legalisticall
try to find the condemn
for those who might fa
these sins. The pass
believe, illustrates the
and permanent work of
in us and for us who b
and are saved.
The stain of sin is ju
to the believer. It is a sta
the blood of Jesus wipes
Before salvation our sin
viewed as a stain, but ratio
become are viewed as wholly corrupt
a read (Jer. 17:9; Isa. 64:6; Titus
ly and 1:15), therefore one needs a
nation full bath, once, to come into
11 into the eternal relationship with
age, I Jesus. After that, Jesus cleanses
great us perpetually as we walk in
Jesus this world guide by the Holy
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SThe Heartland Community Places of Worship
Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & LanyPahman
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
First United Methodist
Church of Alachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchev.' Pastor
JeffVan Valey. Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & I I am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Youth Events. 4:30 p.m.
111 bsaintt anglican cureb
Aparish ofthe CAhristianEpiscopal 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
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
Bible Study 9:30 am. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
and other special services as'announced.
8100 SW Archer Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 www.AllsaintsXnEC.org
List your Place of
Cal (386) 462-3355
for more information.
CHRISTIAN FAMJY WORSHIP
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) 878-95,68
christian %ife Fellowship
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministy All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 am/Worship 10:30 anm.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
IPA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
IMPA I One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
.a...a.am.as '"(386) 462-1337
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Worship
Wednesday: 6 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministries, Youth Activities
and Choir Rehearsal 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study
Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6p.m.; Tuesday: YSB 7p.m.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner
6 p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150thAvenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549
GRACE CHURCH OF THE
210 SANTA FE BI1VD/HWY 441,
HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643
SUND AY SCHOOL 10 AM.
SU-NDAY MORNING WORSHIP 11AM
i,' .; StUND AVEVENING WORSHIP 6 P.M
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP 7 P.M.
Pastors James Lawhun 386-454-9709
and Larry Haley 386-454-0720
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME! Come join us!
List your Place of
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
4 6 14623 NW 140 Street
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
Grace Community Church (P A)
ANewChurchin WestenAlachua County
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15Avenue in
Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
Worship: Sunday 9 am. Nursery provided.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love ofChist by LiftingUp
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines ofGrace
Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
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
List your Place of
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAllAges 9:30 am.
Worship' 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7p.m.
Pastor: CoriLewis (386)454-2930
New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.,
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18100 NW262Avenue
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services.
Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
i Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
FAMIL Y CH RCH Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
,, t Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
paacWti^ of 386-454-1563
with t Wor." www.impactfamilychurch.com
od'o s 16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua
New St. Mary Missionary
13800 NE 158th Avenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & FAX (386),462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 anm.-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study
St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Rev. Jessie L. Steele, Pastor
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
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
"Reaching people e nwh' they ai"
2020 NE 15 Street
,pip ni. (352) 336-8686
New Life '
Meeting at Westside
Park Recreation Certer
1001 NW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32605
Sunday Worship -10:30 AM
Pastor Leonard R. Traina (352)214-4462
List your Place of
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.
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 mini. priot to
Mass or anytime on request,.
3210 N.E. Santa Fe Boulevard
(U.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
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ADC Self Storage, in
accordance with the Florida
Self Storage Act, hereby
notifies that the following
units are scheduled for public
auction, or other disposal, on
February 23, 2009 at 10:00
A.M. The Auction, or other
disposal, will be held at ADC
Self Storage, 13701 NW US
Hwy 441, Alachua, Florida
D20 Pamela Biggs
A20 John Wilson Reynolds
B29 Brenda E Waye
.[ .C03 Bruce G Cherry
A30 Erica Elizabeth Mosley
.A42 Shelby Lee Fillingim, Jr
3 B28 Richard Barry III
:: B13 Donna Haile Sheppard
.. (Published: Alachua County
Today February 5 and 12,
<. NOTICE OF PUBLIC
':;' "SALE: Watson's Towing of
Gainesville Inc gives Notice
S..of Foreclosure of Lien and
C.,, Jntent to sell these vehicles on
' :-l02/16/2009, 10:00 a.m. at 2520
.' NE 18th Terr, Gainesville, FL
32609, pursuant to subsection
S713.78 of the Florida Statutes.
'Watson's Towing of Gainesville
Inc reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
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Today February 5, 2009)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
A-1 TOWING SVCIAUTO
REPAIRS gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles
on 02/22/2009, 10:00 a.m.
at 14515 NW PEGGY RD,
ALACHUA, FL 32615-5449,
pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.
(Published: Alachua County
Today February 05, 2009)
Lost Dog long-haired Jack
Russell Terrier, may respond
to name "Ike" mostly white with
markings on face, chopped
tail with brown spot around
it. Missing from NE 56th Ave.
& 30th Street area near Poe
Springs. Reward available.
Please contact Linda at 561-
Chocolate Brown hazel eyes
male Labrador puppy 3 mos.
old in the Vicinity of North
Pointe Villas Apts. Hwy
441/Highway Patrol Station
Gainesville, Florida on Jan. 28,
2009. Please contact if found
C&R Produce, 13789 NW
US Hwy 441, Alachua has
Fresh Cut North Carolina Fir
Christmas Trees, Fresh Cut
Mustard, Collard & Turnip
Greens, New Crop Shelled
PecansGeorgia Jet Sweet
Potatoes, Pumpkins, Corn
Stalks, Vine Ripe Tomatoes,
Fresh Shelled Acre Peas &
Black Eyes, Cucumbers, Local
Yellow Squash & Zucchini, Bell
Peppers, Cabbage, Lettuce,
Local Honey & Silver Queen
Corn, Amish Jellies and Jams,
Brown Eggs, Foothills Butter,
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The FirstiMissionary Baptist
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Minister of Music able to play by
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Day care, immediate openings.
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Follow Captain Meriwether Lewis and Captain William
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Prairie Rose wrapped a fur over her mouth and nose. It was cold the baby's long trip. When Charbonneau and the two white men
and windy outside, but she was going to visit Sacagawea and baby left the lodge, Prairie Rose came out of the shadows. She threw
Jean Baptiste. her arms around Sacagawea, saying she would miss her and Jean
y ehtf ie tsitpaB went away Sacagawea put her arms around Prairie
Every day since the baby,had come, Prairie Rose had visited the
lodge of Charbonneau and his family. Sacagawea was always
happy when Prairie Rose came to see the baby. Sacagawea talked
while she cooked and sewed. She even showed Prairie Rose how
to work leather Sometimes they talked about the explorers.who
were spending the winter nearby. Sacagawea even told Prairie
Rose how Captain Lewis helped at the birth of Jean Baptiste.
When Prairie Rose arrived at the Charbonneau lodge, Jean Baptiste
was asleep in his rabbit fur bed. So Prairie Rose and Sacagawea
began sewing leather for a new moccasin.
As the two worked, they heard voices outside. Sacagawea peeked
through a small opening. She whispered that Captain Lewis and
Captain Clark were talking to Charbonneau. Suddenly Sacagawea
came back to the center of the lodge and whispered, "Here'
Prairie Rose moved to a dark comer of the lodge. From there, she
saw Charbonneau enter the lodge, followed by Captains Lewis and
Clark. She:heard the white men ask Sacagawea to go west with
them to the ocean. They said she could help them in Shoshone
country, where she had been born. They said she and Charbonneau
could take their son, Jean Baptiste, with them.
Sacagawea and Charbonneau talked quietly together, then Sacagawea
agreed to go on the trip to the great water Captain Lewis thanked
her for her decision. Then he reached inside his coat and brought
out a beautiful blanket. He gave it to Sacagawea, saying it was for
A. Pretend you are Sacagawea. Write a letter to Prairie Rose,
telling about your trip with Lewis and Clark. Include something
about Jean Baptiste, riding on a keelboat, and about some of
the animals you may have seen.
B. Jean Baptiste was born in North Dakota in February. Find the
average temperature in North Dakota in February. What is the
average February temperature where you live?
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Rose and promised to think of her every day. She said it would
be a great adventure, and a way to see her homeland again. She
promised to return safely.
The following day, when Prairie Rose went to visit, she took
a gift for Sacagawea. To keep it a surprise, the 7-year-old girl put
it under her little buffalo robe. After she sat down to sew, Prairie
Rose presented the gift. Sacagawea's eyes lit up when she saw the
cradle board. Prairie Rose said it was the one she had as a baby.
Now, the little girl'said, she wanted Jean Baptiste to use the
cradle board on the trip west.'
Taking the board, Sacagawea wrapped it in the, new blanket that
Captain Lewis had given her Then she placed, her sleeping son
inside. This time, it was Prairie Rose whose eyes lit up in delight.
Somehow she knew,that both Sacagawea and Jean Baptiste would
survive their great journey and return to the village.
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Author Kay Hive y and Illustrator Billie Gofourth-Stewart are both of Neosho,
MissourL Produced in partnership with this newspaper and the Missouri Press
Foundation. Copyright 2003.
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Factory Erection. Field Service
From Our Representative
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$900! for listings call (800)366-
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$600! 95 Honda Accord $800!
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Sizes from 5 x 5 to 12 x 40
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Enjoy the country town living small and
sweet. Walk to downtown banking, shopping and
dining. Cute doll house. Great starter or use as an
Investment. $62,500 MLS#2998991900
Concrete block 3BR 2BA 1680sf home w/2-car
garage features inside laundry, vaulted great room,
well equipped kitchen and large dining area. A fenced
yard on a no-thru street add to this home. $169,900
Adorable, affordable and charming Built in
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
HOMES VITH ACREAGE
3BR 1BA concrete block ranch home.
Hardwood floors, tongue & groove wood walls,
fireplace, and a 1-car carport on 7.24 acres. Just
needs a little TLC. Minutes to Jonesville shopping and
easy access to Gainesville. $169,900 MLS#294224
Pool home in Newberry Oaks. Large open
kitchen with beveled counters, foil cabinets and
black appliances. Master BR has two walk in closets
and luxury bath. Custom blinds, refrigerator, washer/
dryer included. Privacy fenced yard. $219,000
Pristine 3BR 2BA home with an open floor
plan, over 2200sf of living space including a study
on 5 acres. Walnut wood floors, Corian counters,
seamless sink, SS appliances plus many more
extras located between Alachua and High Springs.
Your own piece of paradise on 1.6 acres
with rolling pasture and surrounded by huge oaks.
3BR 2BA 1999 mobile home with large great room
and open floor plan in good condition. $75,000
NOW SELLING 5-ACRE
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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
Start the New Year in this 3BR 2BA 2048sf
DWMH on 2 quiet acres. Spacious great room,
dining room, and kitchen with all appliances and
cabinets galore. Luxury bath, walk-in closets in all
bedrooms. Storage building with electric. $125,000
One of the last lots for mobile homes In
Alachua Forest. Comer lot, has been cleared and
ready for you to bring in your dream home. Easy
access to 1-75 and US441. $30,000 MLS#299992
*Near River Rise State Preserve and
O'Leno State Park
SEasy Access to Gainesville/Lake
THINKING ABOUT CAREER IN REAL ESTATE? CALL US TODAY!
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