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Obama nominates Alachua's Fugate to lead FEMA


By CRAIG COX
. Today Reporter
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama
announced Wednesday that he intends to nominate
Santa Fe High School (SFHS) graduate Craig Fugate
to be the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) director.
Fugate, who has been the director of Florida's
Division of Emergency Management since 2001,
manages 138 full-time employees and a budget of
$800 million. His basic duty is to manage the state's
response to disasters and coordinate with FEMA and
other federal agencies. .
Obama wrote in a press release that Fugate's
leadership in Florida makes him a good fit for the
position.


Five to run

for Alachua

Commission
By SARA POWELL
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Five
candidates filedqualiling
papers by Friday's noon
* deadline to run for city
commission seats 4 and 5
in April's elections. Four
filed papers for Seat 5,
held by Commissioner
James Lewis, who will
ELECTIONS:
Continued on page A7

Possible

Target site

up in air
By BRYAN BOUKARI
(Today Reporter
.ALACHUA More
'information.is surfacing
regarding the possibility)
that mega-retailer Target
has, its 'sights set, on
Alachua. Alachua County
Today has 'obtained -a
document sent from an
Indiana real. company
TARGET:
Contqnubd on page A 7

Alachua Lowe's
sees high
customer count
By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Lowe's
is' bringing in high
numbers with its Alachua
store, which held its grand
opening last Thursday.
The 171.000-square-
foot store drew some
1,200 customers during.
the grand opening
event, which featured
drawings" for gift
cards, giveaways for
commercial contractors
and coupons for 10
percent off purchases,
said Christopjher Hughes,
LOWE'S:
Continued on page A 7


"From his experience as a first responder to his
strong leadership as Florida's Emergency Manager,
Craig has what it takes to help us improve our
preparedness, response and recovery efforts, and I
can think of no one better to lead FEMA," Obama
said. "I'm confident that Craig is the right person for
the job and will ensure that the failures of the past are
never repeated."
Department of Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano echoed Obama's statement, saying
Fugate's handling of Florida's recent actiVe hurricane
seasons are a testament to his ability to lead FEMA.
"FEMA must have experienced leadership to
succeed in its challenging mission," she said. "Craig
Fugate is no stranger to emergency management or
FUGATE:
Continued on page A 7


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Emergency Management;
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iofti i:ergin, y Management
;Political affiliation: Republican


Desperation in the neighborhood

A vision for change on the horizon?


BEN BQUKARJjAlachua County loday
The home of Aaron Cannady in the Douglass Neighborhood of High Springs was condemned
by Codes Enforcement Inspector Penny Banks due to public safety concerns. Cannady was
left homeless and is now living with relatives.


By TRACEY MCMIANUS
Today Reporter
HIGH SPINGS The walls of Aaron
Cannady's house tilt to the side like a picture on
a wall that nobody has botheredto set straight.
Sunlight greets the rotted floor through the gaps
in the roof. but without electricity, the home
can at least escape light's accusing glare in the
darkness of night.
Since Cannady has lived in the. house for


years, it isn't the structural flaws that finally drive
him out. it is the weight of the words written on
the front door. .
The dangerous condition of the home left
High Springs Code Inspector Penny Banks no
choice but to bring it to the code board that voted
it uninhabitable, leaving Cannady homeless
with options to renovate it to safe conditions
NEIGHBORHOOD:
Continued on page A8


Fugate


Abandoned



home used



for drugs


and sex
By TRACEY MCNLANLUS
Today' Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS -
An abandoned home
being used as a drug and
prostitution outlet came
to light Fnday with the
arrest of a man who
was using the home as
a haven since his last
release from jail. Epps -
Victor Epps; 45, was
arrested and charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia that was discovered
when he .gave officers permission to
search the home for a wanted man at
22771 S.E..Railroad Avenue.
High Springs Police, Department
(HSPD) officers arrived at the house
while following a tip they received
about the location of the wanted man.
but in their search of the home, officers
found several drug paraphernalia items
in the house with no running water and
electricity supplied illegally from the
meter box. Used condoms littered the
floor and a bucket with feces and urine
was found as a toilet.
With the house in deplorable
condition, High Springs Chief of Police
EPPS:
Continued on page Al


Santa Fe High School field named after Shane


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Like a queen ant building her
colony from the ground up, one local woman has
faithfully guided Santa Fe High School (SFHS),
nurturing the girls' sports program for more than
32 years.
SFHS Dean Loretta Shane started working at
the school in 1976, which marked the beginning
of the second year of its female sports program.
Since her initiation into the uncharted world
of girls' sports, Shane has established herself as
a pioneer while fighting for her teams' rights to
play and be heard.
Shane has accrued 536 wins in softball and
314 victories in volleyball, among her wins with
other sports such as golf.


Because of her unwavering dedication to
SFHS and her teams, school officials recently
decided to name the softball field in Shane's
honor.
Past and present team members, parents and
school officials gathered Friday night to reveal
the plans to Shane, who experienced a rare
moment of speechlessness, said Michelle Faulk,
SFHS athletics director.
"It was a very, very special night," Faulk said.
"I have never seen Loretta Shane speechless, but
she definitely was that night."
Shane said she was surprised by the honor
from a school for which she has sacrificed so
much time.
"That was pretty amazing for me," she said.
SHANE:
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Santa Fe High School honored Coach Loretta
Shane Friday night by dedicating a softball
field in. her name.








A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2009


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INSIDE

ALACHUA

COUNTY

TODAY...
CLASSIFIED .. .B3
EVENTS....... A3
, JOBS...........B3
LEGALS........B3
MOST WANTED B1
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PUZZLE .... ....B6
REAL ESTATE .B6
RELIGION......B2


Jesse says, "A man
doesn't know the
value of a woman's
love until he starts
paying alimony."


Lois W. Bailey
Lois W. Bailey of Gainesville passed
away at E.T. York Hospice Care Center on
February 25, 2009. She was 75.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, she resided
in Gainesville since 1994 having come
from Bloomingdale, Illinois. She had
worked as a secretary for the Carpenter's
Union and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, John H.
Bailey of Plant City, Florida and Robert
P. Bailey of Gainesville; two daughters,
Kathleen Pelham and Sarah B. Lopez,
both of Gainesville; a brother, William
H. Ward II of Bloomingdale, Illinois; two
sisters, Marjorie M. Warner of Naperville,


Illinois and Dorothy W. Cauklins of Cares,
California; 10 grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday,
February 28, 2009 at 4 p.m. at Spring Hill
United Methodist Church with Reverend
James Richardson officiating. Burial
followed at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements were in the care of
Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High
Springs.
Obituaries: The obituaries in this sec-
tion are considered ne\ s and are pub-
lished free of charge by Alachua Coun-
ty Today. Obituaries may be edited for
style. space and policy.


High Springs FFA wins first


place in district level events
Special to Alachua County Today for FFA chapters from (CDEs) are the answer
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Since 1928, FFA ha
HIGH SPRINGS FFA Clay, Duval, Nassau, worked to create CDEs tha
members at High Springs Putnam, St. Johns, and demonstrate the meaningful
Community School won Union counties, who had connections between
first place in the District won in their respective Sub- classroom instruction an
Prepared Public Speaking, district competitions. real-life scenarios. CDE
Extemporaneous Public -For students who ask build on what is learned in
Speaking, and Opening their teachers, "When agricultural classes and th
Ceremonies Career will I ever use this in the FFA.
Development Events on real world?" FFA Career The events are designed
Jan. 22. These competitions Development Events to help prepare student
were held in Macclenney for careers in agriculture


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Classroom instruction
comes alive as students
demonstrate their skills
in a competitive setting.
CDEs test the abilities of
individuals and teams in 23
major areas of agricultural
instruction.
High Springs FFA
Opening Ceremonies team
members are' Heather
Green, Bradley Feagle,
Morgan Benton, Meghan
Huddleston, Don Patterson,
Lindsey Pope, and Morgan
Anderson. The Prepared
Public Speaking contest
winnerwasElizabethKoller,
and the Extemporaneous
Public Speaking contest
winner was Heather Green.
These students will now
compete at the state level
competitions, which will
be held in conjunction with
the 81st Annual State FFA
Convention in June.
For more information
on the National FFA
organization, visit www.ffa.
org, and for information on
theFloridaFFAAssociation,
visit www.flaffa.org
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Obituary


James Troiano said he
worked with the city's code
enforcement agency to
board up the home to keep
any trespassers from, using
the house for more illegal
activity.
Epps was released
from the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office Department
of the Jail on bond, but
Troiano said other charges


Rai~rtajvtruatr






.Lots of Ifmlf!) Fun


are pending against Epps as
the investigation continues.
With the discovery of
the criminal activity going
on in the abandoned.house,
HSPD officers urge citizens
to' report any suspicious
incidents or locations that
they suspect to be involved
in illegal activity.
# # #


Upcoming
dates for
Fantastic
Friday's
Rpril 3
May I
June 5
July 3
Rugust 7


Inisheer Irish Dance

Company to perform at

HSCT March 13-15
Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS Inisheer Irish Dance Company,
with Irish and Highland dancing that captivates
audiences, will perform three St. Patrick's Day weekend
performances at the High Springs Community Theater
from Friday, March 13 through Sunday, Mar6h 15.
Since 2003, Inisheer Irish Dance Company has been in
demand at numerous events including performances at
major venues such as the University of Florida Center
for the Performing Arts in Gainesville, Circle Square
Auditorium in Ocala and the Florida Folk Festival in
White Springs.
The Irish music backbone of Inisheer is fiddle player
Lee Staley, who is accompanied by other extraordinary-
musicians Virginia Boone on flute and bodhran, and
Tom Staley on guitar. Robin Hendrickson will play the
Highland pipes for the Scottish Highland dancing.
What began as a dream has blossomed into reality
for a small but talented band of local singers, dancers
and musicians. "There is amazing talent in the Irish and
Scottish communities of Florida," says director Piper
Call. "It has been my goal to direct a show where all
this remarkable talent can be showcased and shared with
audiences."
"For us, it's about making our dreams come true and
inspiring others to do the same. We want everyone to
join in the fun."
The performance schedule for the High Springs
engagement of Inisheer Irish Dance Company is: Friday,
March 13, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m., Sunday,
March 15, 2 p.m.
Ticket prices are $12 Adult, $8 Youth (12 and
under) $10 for Seniors on Sundays(55 and over) and are
available online at www.myhsct.com or in High Springs
at The Coffee Clutch, 386-454-7593 and The Framery of
Lake City, 386-754-2780.
For more information, visit www.inisheeririshdance.
corn


EPPS:
Continued from page Al.

Police urge residents to report

suspicious activity in the area


The A.L Mebane High School Alumni Association, Inc.
presents the
Edward Waters College H. Alvin Green
Memorial Alumni Chorale, Jacksonville, Florida






:
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In Concert
Saturday, March 7 at 5 p.m.
Paradise United Methodist Church, Alachua


Alachua Lions Club
70th Annual Cattlemen's Banquet
Keynote Speaker Jim irvlin, Put President Lions
Clubs Internaional
S Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 7 p.m.
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annual event.
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A3 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2009





Community Corner



Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


PUBLIC MEETINGS
mArcher Meets the 2nd
and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at City
Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
*Alachua (City) Meets
the 1st and 3rd Monday
of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall.
*Alachua County Meets
the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month at 9 a.m. at
the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street,
Room 209, Gainesville.
Citizen comments are
taken at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30
p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the
2nd and. 4th Mondal :of
each month at 1 p.m. at
City Hall Auditorium, 200
East UniversitN Avenue.
*Hawthorne Meets the
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of
each month at 6:30 p.m. at
City Hall.
EHigh Springs Meets
the 2nd and 4th Thursday
of each month at 6:30 p.m.
in City Hall
m LaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
EMicanop) Meets the
2nd Tuesday of each month
at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
ENewberry Meets the
2nd and 4th Monday of
each month at 7 p m. at
City Hall
Waldo Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at
7 p.m. at Yerkes Center.

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 S25. Applications
can be found at http;//
NewberryMainStreet.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 Tracks just
west of 27/41 frdm 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (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 Dudley Farm Historic
State Park Paint Out,
March 12 15, features 30
of Florida's finest artists
painting on site at Dudley
Farm. The entire family
will be fully engaged in
the activities of an 1800s
working farm. Paintings
will be created and sold
on site, wet off the easels.
Make a memory, leam the
stories and take home an
original painting of this
,magical place: $4 admission/
carload. The farm is located
on SR 26 (Newberry Rd),
; 4 miles east of Newberry
-and 7 miles west of 1-75
Sexit 287. Phone 352-472-
1142 www.floridastateparks.
org/dudleyfarm or www.
'FloridasEden.org.
The A. L. Mebane High
School Alumni Association
will host its first annual
Founder's Day Celebration
on Friday, March 7 and
Saturday, March 8. The
Weekend celebration will
kick off with a concert
featuring Edwards Waters
College, H. Alvin Green
Memorial Alumni Chorale
from Jacksonville, Florida,
at Paradise United Methodist
Church; Hwy. 441, Alachua
on Saturday at 5 p.m..
Sunday, at 3 p.m. at
Paradise United Methodist
Church will be the Founder's


Day Worship Service;
featured speaker is Mrs.
Eleanor Owens Dixon, A. L.
Mebane High School, Class
of 1965.
The Alumni Association
is seeking sponsorships to


assist with the presentation
of Edwards Waters College,
H. Alvin Green Memorial
Alumni Chorale. Sponsors
will be recognized during
the celebration weekend.
Any help or assistance in this
endeavor would be greatly
appreciated.
Please contact Mr. Herb
Jones at 352-316-0037
or Mrs. Marie Calhoun .at
386-462-2539 if you need
further information or you
may mail your donation
to A. L. Mebane HS Alumni
Association, Inc., P.O. Box
628, Alachua, FL 32615.
* Camp Kulaqua in High
Springs North Florida
Cowboy Camp Meeting
- On Saturday, March 7 at
2 p.m. there will be a spe-
cial concert open free to the
public as a part of the North
Florida Cowboy Camp
Meeting weekend. Some of
the featured musicians will
include Driven Quartet, Spo-
ken 4, and Andrew Ishee.
Camp Kulaqua is located on
441 just a mile north of High
Springs. Everyone is wel-
come, so bring a friend along
to enjoy the music!
m Mt. Horeb Cemetery
clean-up will be Saturday,
March 7 beginning at 8 a.m..
The cemetery is located at
3449 SE County Road 340,
High Springs. Please bring
your garden tools. For more
information, call Juanita at
386-497-4883
* Adult Co-ed Softball
Registrations are being
accepted by the City of
High Springs. Teams and
individuals are needed to
fill the season. Games have
just started and are hosted at
the newly lit sports complex.
For a limited time, team fees
are only $200. Registration
forms and team packets are
available at High Springs
City Hall. ..
Youth Soccer
regirration has carted. The
fee for team soccer is $50
per child if paid by March
9. Practice will start as soon
as there are enough per team
and a coach assigned. A
soccer, board meeting will
be held Thursday, Feb.- 26.
The meeting is for all parents
interested in youth soccer
and will start at 6:30 p.m.
Sign up our child today, .
For further information
on tennis or any recreation,
contact Johanne at High
Springs City Hall, 386-454-
1416, extension 5 or email
HighSpringsRecreation@
yahoo.com.
*i The Newberry Garden
Club will hold their annual
plant sale on Saturday,
March 28 at the downtown
Municipal Building from 8
a.m. 1 p.m. Reasonable
prices on a variety of plants
to beautify your yard, as
well as deserts, a white
elephant table and famous


Jumbo Caladium Bulbs
will be for sale. If you are
interested in a booth, contact
Linda Woodcock at 352-
472-2440. Garden items,
plants, vegetables, etc. are
welcome to join us. Booth
rental is only $10 for the day.
To order bulbs before they
are sold out, call the above
number. Funds sponsor
students to attend camps,
ecology programs, and Santa
Fe College scholarships.
* Whether to have a will
or trust will be the topic
of discussion at the next
regular meeting of the
High Springs Area AARP
on Mar. 12 at 10: a.m. in the
First Presbyterian Church.
Gary Grunder, a well known
local attorney and expert on
will and trusts, will be the
speaker at the meeting He
will explain the benefits of
each followed by a question
and answer session. During
the meeting, members will
finalize plans for a trip to the
Hard Rock Casino in Tampa
on March 25. Anyone
interested in going on the
trip should contact AARP
Secretary Gloria James at,
386-454-9834. The public is
invited to attend the meeting
but please bring a covered
dish for the luncheon after
the meeting. The First
Presbyterian Church is
located at 205 N. Main Street
in High Springs.
* April 4 Flea Market
Spaces Available First
United, Methodist Church
of High Springs is having
their annual Flea Market
on Saturday, April 4 from 8
a.m. 2 p.m. on the church
grounds at 17405 NW US
Hwy 441. Vendor spaces are
available for $15 per 15'x20'
space. Reservations may be
made by visiting or calling
the church Tuesday through
Thursday, 8 a.m. 1, p.m. at
386 454-1255. There will
also be a Rummage Sale,
Bake Sale and BBQ Chicken
Dinners sold. Breakfast and
lunch concessions will be
available. All money raised
will be used for mission'
projects, including a Habitat
for Humanity house in High
'Springs.,
S- Santa Fe College
Spring Arts Festival, one
of the top juried art festivals
in the southeastern United ,
States, will be held along.
NE 1st Street in downtown
Gainesville' March 28-
29. Artwork includes
jewelry, sculpture, fiber
arts, digital and traditional
photography, mixed media,
oil and watercolor paintings,
printmaking, graphics
and digital art. Young
artists sell their work at the
Thomas Center grounds and
families make art projects
at the Children's Rainbow
Garden. Festival hours are
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday


and 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday. For
more information, contact
festival coordinator Kathryn
Lehman at 352-395-5355 or
kathryn.lehman@sfcc.edu.
* O'leno State Park and
Friends of O'Leno Inc. will
host the-O'Leno 5K, Race
the Tortoise fundraiser on
March 7. This is an out and
back race for runners and
walkers along the parks'
scenic, paved main road.
The course is currently
being certified. Entry forms
are available to download
at www.floridastateparks.
org/oleno/events Funds
will support construction of
a nature center at O'Leno
State Park. Anyone who
would like to help sponsor
one of the events or would
like more information, email
Friendsoleno@windstream.
net or call Harriet Walsh at
386-454-4806.
* The Knights of
Columbus will have a fish
fry this Friday, March 6
from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at St.
MadeleineCatholicChurch,
17155 NW U.S. Hwy. 441
in High Springs. Everyone
is invited to come, out and
enjoy a dinner of fish, corn
on the cob, hush puppies and
homemade cheese grits and
coleslaw. The price is $7 for
adults and $3.50 for children.
The Women's Guild will be
selling homemade cakes.
Proceeds from the fish
fry will go to the building
fund for the new family life
center and to renovate the
church
Santa Fe High School
FFA The Peasall Sisters
are going to be in Alachua
and High Springs Saturday,
March 7. Leon 'and Joanne
Barrows will host the
siblings for a free meet,
greet, and autograph session
from 1-3 p.m. at the "Music
Junction' located at 40 NW
Railroad A\enue, downtown
High Springs. Then the%
v ill join forces witli North
Central Florida's \er) o\wn
"Mercy Mountain Boys".


The two Nashville recording
artists will perform on the
football field from 6 -8 p.m.
(gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
rain or shine. Proceeds from
the entire event including
concession stand will go to
the Santa Fe High School
FFA boosters as a benefit for
the FFA Chapter. Bring your
lawn chairs and blankets, but
no coolers please. Tickets
are $10 each. For tickets or
more information, visit or
call "Music Junction" 386-
454-3364, the Santa Fe FFA
Boosters, or Mitch at 386-
462-2378.
* Gospel sing and revival
at Lebanon Baptist Church.
The gospel sing will feature
"Southern Joy" Jr. Combs,
Wesley and Jessica on March
14 at 6 p.m. The revival will
be held March 15-18 at 7 p.m.
nightly. Speaker: Scotty


Langford. Come join us
for the gospel sing and then
Sunday through Wednesday
for the revival. The church is
located at 6124 280th Street,
Branford.
* Revival and 150th
Homecoming will be held
at Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church on March 9-13 at 7
p.m. nightly. Guest speaker
will be Bobby Whitaker.
Saturday, March 14 with
be an old fashion day with
fun, food and fellowship
beginning at 10 a.m. On
Sunday, March 15 will be
the homecoming dinner on
the grounds. Everyone is
welcome. Please bring a
covered dish to share. The
church is located one mile
west of SR 47 on CR 340.


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PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD

NOTICE OF VACANCY
Date of Notice: March 5, 2009

The City of Alachua is accepting applications for
two (2) appointments to be made to our Planning and
Zoning Board (PZB). The PZB is a five-member board
that meets monthly. Applicants must reside in the City
of Alachua.

Applications may be obtained in person at City Hall,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Monday through Friday,
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, or by
visiting the City's website at www.cityofalachua.com.
Completed applications must be received no later than
Friday, March 20, 2009 and may be delivered to the
Planning & Community Development Department's
office, located at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua,
Florida, or mailed to: City ofAlachua, ATTN: Planning
and Community Development Department, P.O. Box 9,
Alachua, FL 32616. Questions may be directed to the
Planning & Community Development Department at
(386) 418-6121.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
March 05 and 12, 2009)








A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2009


Beverly Hills Chihuahua on DVD


By KEES BOER
Entertainment Writer

lfyou like Chihuahuas, you'll
defliiteil like Beverly Hills
Chihuahua. This latest Disney
film was released on March 3,
20(9. It's one of those films with
talking dogs that demonstrate
an extraordinary amount of
intelligence. Nevertheless, it's a
really fun film to watch.
The story begins in Beverly
Hills with scenes of Rodeo Walk
and dogs that are pampered more
than Paris Hilton pampers her
Tinkerbell, also a Chihuahua.
One little white Chihuahua by
the name of Chloe is especially
spoiled. She is dressed in doggy
clothes and she spends her time
sitting by the pool. One day,
her owner, Aunt Viv, (played


by Jamie Lee Curtis) decides
to go on a trip and leaves Chloe
with her friend, Rachel Ashe
Lynn (played by Piper Perabo).
Rachel is far less responsible
with the little pooch than Aunt
Viv ever would be. She takes
him to Mexico with her two
girlfriends. During the parties,
little Chloe gets lost and Rachel
is at her wits end.
Chloe, in the meantime, hits
rock bottom in Mexico City.
She gets caught by a man who
wants to put her in the ring with,
his Doberman Pincher in a dog-
fighting contest. It is at that
point the other street dogs rescue
Chloe and the rest of the movie
is devoted to showing the chase
through Mexico, trying to catch
the dog again.
This film reminded mne of


another story that is far more
real. A few weeks ago, I was
in the Dominican Republic
visiting some of the Compassion
children there. If you have ever
been to third world countries,
you know that the street dogs
don't live a very good existence
as compared to American dogs.
In the Dominican Republic a
poor child had made a drawing
of a Dalmatian dog in a river
being rescued by a street dog.
When she was asked to explain
her painting, she said that the
poor rescued the rich. I thought
it was quite insightful.
This is exactly what happens
in Beverly Hills Chihuahua the
rich dog becomes the underdog,
who then gets rescued by the
street dogs. It's a great film.
I have no reservation,


recommending this film
to families as it is family
friendly and safe. Maybe the
idea of dog-fighting could
be a bit scary to the smallest
children, but outside of that,
it's a great story.
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 Roxana Anti,
a child he sponsors through
Compassion International.
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Photo special to Alachua County Today
Drawing by Paola Garces of the
Dominican Republic.


Proposed charter amendments move to public hearing


By SARA POWELL
Today Reporter
ALACHUA-TheAlachuaCity
Commission voted unanimously
on Monday to approve eight
proposed amendments to the City
of Alachua Charter at the second
reading, allowing them to move
on to a final public hearing on


March 9.
City Manager Clovis Watson,
Jr., prepared the amendments
with the help of the commission
appointed Charter Review
Advisory Board, which formed
in December 2008. The eight
amendments will be recommended
for inclusion in the April election
ballot. After the election, there
.will be a
-l-- Isystematic


review of the charter in its
entirety.
Though the amendments
passed 4-0, Commissioner Gib
Coerper said he still has issues
with the first amendment, which
he voted against at the first reading.
Under the current charter,' the
five-member commission fills
the mayoral position annually by
selectingoneofthe commissioners.
The amendment would allow the


citizens to elect the mayor.
"At this point, I'm against
it," he said. "The mayor has a
prominent role, and it takes time
to learn the job."
He also said that he has
potential issues with the second
amendment, which would waive
the provision that prohibits a
former elected city official to
hold any compensated office or
become a city employee until one
Amendments


year after the expiration of the
term of office.
"I would actually like to keep
that as is," he said of the one-year
requirement.
Though Coerper expressed
his problems with 'the two
amendments, he said the voters
should ultimately be able to
decide.


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NOTICE OFVOLUNTARY

ANNEXATION

HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA

The City Commission will consider an
annexation of property approximately 4
acres located on the west side of US 301,
positioned north of the existing city limits.
The subject property is contiguous with
the City's boundary. The second reading
of the annexation Ordinance 2009 09
will be heard at City Hall, 6700 SE 221st
St.; Hawthorne, in a meeting on March
17, 2009, starting at 6:30 pm or as soon
thereafter as may be heard.





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Annexation 08-3 a =01,0
Prepared by: Cityof Hawthm

A complete legal description of the property
and a copy of the ordinance may be obtained
at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing
from the City Clerk at City Hall, located
at 6700 Southeast 221st Street, Hawthorne,
Florida during regular business hours. For
more information call (352) 481-2432.

(Published: Alachua County Today -
March 05 and March 12, 2009)


Amendment 1: The commission currently rotates
each of the five members to hold the position of mayor
With the proposed change, the voters would elect" the
mayor.
Amendment 2: The amendment %would \\aive the
provision that currently prohibits a former elected Cit.
official to hold any compensated appointed office or
become a City employee until one year after either the
expiration of the term of office.
Amendment 3: The City Commission meetings
currently meet ever% two weeks; the proposal would
keep the meetings regular, but give the commissioners
the autonomy to change dates of meetings in the face of
unforeseen circumstances.
Amendment 4: The Charter currently requires the City
Manager to be a resident within six months ofappointment:
the amendment %would allow the Commission to agree in
writing to allow the City Manager to reside outside of pit)y
limits.


Amendment 5: Provides that a symbol or anN other
method prescribed bN law shall be used to vote either for
or against an amendment to the charter. .Charter currently
stipulates that an "NX" designate a vote, but the city uses
a bubble on a Scantron to designate a vote. Amendment
would resolve the conflict and allow any t.pe of symbol
the city chooses to designate a %ote.
Amendment 6: Would allow the City Commission
to appoint a Canassing Board for city elections, whose
duties, responsibilities and procedures shall be as set by
applicable la\w and city ordinances
Amendment 7: Provides that the Planning and Zoning
Board meetings shall be at times and places as prescribed
b\ law and as may be directed by the City Commission.
Amendment 8: Currently, the Charter provides that the
Planning and Zoning Board will prepare plans and maps
for the sN stematic future development and betterment of
the.citv. The amendment woQuld stipulate that The Planning
and Zoning Board %%ill act in accordance .\ith applicable
law\ and directed by the Cit. Commission.


Grapski, Canney lose appeal in


Watson dual roles case


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter

TALLAHASSEE In what is
another in a series of defeats for
political activist Charleg Grapski, an
appellate court upheld a lower court's
ruling that Alachua City Manager
Clovis Watson,. Jr. was not holding,
dual roles in violation of the Florida
constitution.
In the' case brought by Grapski
and now-commission candidate
Michael Canney, it was alleged that
Watson and'the City of Alachua were
in violation of Article II, Section 5 of
the Florida Constitution by allowing
the City Manager to hold dual roles.
It was suggested that Watson was
holding the position of City Manager
and police officer simultaneously, but


Judge Robert Roundtree of
the Eighth Judicial Circuit
Court evidently saw
otherwise.
Roundtree issued
an extensive ruling in
January. And by last week,
three justices with the First
District Court of Appeals
agreed with him.


Watson


On Feb. 25, the First ,
District Court of Appeals issued
a short and simple ruling stating,
"Per curiam. Affirmed." The brief
decision handed down. last week
essentially means the appellate court
upheld Roundtree's ruling.
Roundtree issued a written ruling
in early February which granted
the City of Alachua's motion for
summary judgment.


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"The .court has read
and re read the contract
in question. It is .quite
clear that the parties to the
contract intend for the City
of Alachua to pay special
risk retirement benefits to
the state retirement system
on behalf of Watson if it is
permitted by law.


"...the contract makes
clear that Watson is the city manager
of the City of Alachua and that he
only holds the honorary title of ex
officio 'Police Commissioner'.
"This honorary title does not
constitute an office under Florida
Law.
"The current contract between
Clovis Watson, Jr. and the City
of Alachua does not violate
Article II, Section 5 of the Florida
Constitution."
Grapski and Canney had hoped
to prove that Watson and the City
were violating a constitutional ban
preventing someone from holding
two public positions simultaneously.
The City meanwhile, argued that the
Police Commissioner title bestowed
on Watson was never a paid position
and possessed no power.
In a previous interview, City
of Alachua Attorney Robert Rush
said, "There was the allegation Mr.
Watson was holding two offices and
he wasn't.
"The City clarified the terms of his
employment to make it clear that he
is only holding one job, receiving one
paycheck and one set of benefits."
The case now has suffered the
fate of so many others brought by
Grapski and members of the Alachua
Leadership Alliance, thrown out of
court more than once.
Grapski has been less active
in Alachua's politics since being
forced by a judge's order last year to
stay away from City Hall. Canney,
on the other hand, filed qualifying
documents last Friday to run for City
Commissioner against incumbent and
long-time commissioner Orien Hills.
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Dudley Farm almost in the clear


By GABRIELA IZARRA
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY Dudley
Farm is no longer in grave
danger of being shut
down though it still hasn't
definitely escaped closure.
Governor Crist's state
budget recommendations
for the 2009-2010 fiscal
year, released on Feb. 20,
included all of Florida's
state parks.
Though the Governor
recommended that all
state parks remain open,
the final decision will be
determined during the
Florida legislative session
from March 3 to May 1.
If the legislators decide
not to followthe Governor's
recommendations, the
closures would take effect
on July 1, according
to the Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP).
"We are grateful
for the Governor's
recommendation that all
160 of Florida's state parks
remain ppen to the public
and under the management
of DEP's Division of
Recreation and Parks,"
wrote Amy Graham, public


information officer of the
DEP in an e-mail.
The plan to temporarily
close down 19 state parks
had been developed from
Florida's Legislative
Budget Requests for fiscal
year 2009-2010 which
asked state agencies to cut
their budget by 10 percent.
The state proposed
closing Dudley Farm
Historic State Park,
along with 18 other parks
throughout Florida, to
reduce expenditures and
protect the greatest number
of staffmembers, according
to the DEP.
At' only $4 per car
to enter, Dudley Farm
was chosen for closure
based on its low revenue
and visitation compared
to other state parks with
higher operating budgets.
When Dudley Farm's
survival was put at risk,
the community came
together in an effort to save
it. Letters and petitions
with numbers of signatures
reaching thousands were
sent to senators, legislators
and Florida Governor
Crist.
"We feel very strongly
that if we can up the


SHANE:
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Shane wants future generations

to remember sacrifices


"I've probably spent more
time there than anywhere
else in my life. It was a
labor of love, but it takes
a lot of time to build these
programs."
Faulk, who was one of
the initial backers of the
softball field name change,
said Shane deserves to have
her, name immortalized on
the field because of her great
work with the program.
"She basically built that
field from the ground up,"
she said. "She has been
such a vital part of female
athletics in the whole state of
Florida not just Alachua.
She is probably one of the
most respected coaches
in the state. You go ask
just about rany high school
coach in Florida about her,
and they will know her. We
are incredibly lucky to have
her at our school."
Shane said there 'are
many. other people who
deserve to have their name
on'the softball field, but she
is grateful for the honor.
"I'm very proud of what
we have out there," she said,
"but it's a culmination of a
lot of people's time -'not
just mine. There are many
more names that should be
on that field besides me."
Although Shane loves
softball and volleyball, she
decided to drop the sports
because her dean position
at the school was spreading
her thin, and she felt like
she had done all she could
with the sports programs.
"I think it has to do with
32 years," she. said. "I feel
like I've done all that I can
do at this point."
When she first came to
SFHS, the softball program
had only one year under
its belt. Each school in the
area was given one set of
uniforms to pass between all
of the female sports teams,
so the same uniforms would
be worn during volleyball
and softball games and -any
other sports the schools
supported.
"At the beginning, it
came down to me being at
the right place at the right
time," she said, "and I saw
that there was a big need
there. That's the value of
being there for so long. I
had a plan, and all I had to
do was find believers. And
that was what was exciting
to me. It was wide open. I
could do whatever I wanted
to do ifI could find someone
to help me do it."
As much as she has
inspired generations
of girls to stand up for
themselves, Shane said she


has one legacy she would
like to leave for future
generations.
"I want the girls to
understand the history of
female sports and where
we came from," she said.
"So many people have
sacrificed so much to further,
the rights of women to play
sports, and I hope- future
generations never take that
for granted." -
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attendance of Dudley Farm,
that'll be documentation of
why Dudley farm should
stay open on a permanent
basis," said Vada Homer,
a Dudley Farm volunteer
and member of the board
of directors of Friends of
Dudley Farm.
Dudley Farm presents
its guests with the full
experience of life on a
Florida pioneer farm in
the 19th century. Visitors
are guided or can wander
through the 18 original
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bacteria in the mouth begin to
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buildings, including the
family farmhouse.
They also have a chance
to check out the farm's
crops, functioning sugar
cane syrup complex and
the "cracker" livestock.
The term "cracker" refers
to the fact that they were
descendents of livestock
from Spain.
"This is our heritage
for Florida," Homer said.
"I think it's important that
people understand what
our pioneers were like in


Beneath the enamel, and
protected by it, is dentin, a
substance that is hard but
flexible enough' to let us
chew hard foods. The root
is surrounded by cementum,
a bonelike substance that
protects the root and connects
with the tissue that holds the
tooth in place. At the heart of
the-tooth is the pulp, which
holds blood vessels and the
nerves that sense heat, cold,
pressure and pain. The pulp
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CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

PUBLIC NOTICE


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF

TRANSPORTATION (FDOT)

5311 CAPITAL STIMULUS

ASSISTANCE GRANT

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND

REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009

All interested parties within Alachua County are
hereby advised that the City of Alachua is applying
to the FDOT for a capital grant under Section 5311
of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amended, for
the purchase of van(s) or bus(es) to be used for the
provision of public transit services within the City of
Alachua.

A Public Hearing has been scheduled-for Monday,
March 23, 2009, 7:00 PM, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
City Hall Commission Chambers, Alachua, Florida,
for the purpose of advising all interested parties
of service being contemplated if grant funds are
awarded, and to ensure that contemplated services
would not represent a duplication of current or
proposed services provided by existing transit or
paratransit operators in the area.

This hearing will be conducted if and only if
a written request for the hearing is received by
March 21, 2009.

Requests for a hearing must be addressed in writing
to City of Alachua, Attention, Ms. Danielle J. Judd,
Assistant City Manager, P 0 Box 9, Alachua, Florida
32616, (386) 418-6132, and a copy sent to Mrs.
G*endolyn H. Pra, District Rural Transportation
Coordinator, Florida Department of Transportation,
District 2, Modal Development Office, 2198 Edison
Avenue, MS 2813, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.

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The saying goes that in life there are
nly two certainties: Death and taxes.
I'm here today to add a third: After
;:what has turned out to be a freezing
-and persistent winter, spring is certain
. to. follow. -And nobody can possibly
be any happier about that than I am.
,.Daylight Saving Time is
:going to swoop down on
.us this Sunday, and that
:means the official start
of spring., can't be fat
behind.
'Our new and improved .
arid extended Daylight -
Saving -ime' begins on'. .
the second Sindav in -'
March, rather than the
first Sunday of April'as
it did prior to 2007. This
weekend the big spring Ellen Bo
forward will take place
'and last until the big fall
-back on the first Sunday in November-
about a month's worth of extra daylight
that I can hardly wait to save. .
Now for all you astrophysicists and
'astronomy types, get a grip. Put your
-protractors and your spectrometers back
in your little pocket protectors, we all
Know there is no such thing as literally
saving extra daylight, as in depositing
celestial rays of sunlight in solar piggy
banks for withdrawals at a later date.
And we really. do understand that the
amount of.sunshine doesn't change.
And for the Pollyannas who frown
at the thought of Daylight Saving time


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and wax poetic that our early morning
hours are now bathed in warming
sunlight welcoming the coming day, I
say hogwash. You want proof, you say?
Here it is: Who among the millions of
commuters nationwide really give a
rat's derriere about sunshine washing
the pavement with warm
S, yellows and oranges against
the glistening dew on a
-" \ strip- of a glorious freeway?
Count them on your fingers.
What we care about is
getting home before the
shades are pulled down and
we have to to find the front door..
And do we think that
school kiddies are jumping
up and down because they
ikari' have more sunlight in the
morning and have been
effectively cheated out of an
extra hour of free time in the evening?
I think not.
In fact, a 'case can be made that
morning hours are like taking classes
in calculus and Shakespeare, while
evening hours are like taking elective
courses of, one's choice. In other
words, some things must be endured
while others are to be enjoyed. I for
one am in favor of more enjoyment
and less enduring.
Some folks, extremely brilliant ones
of course, say having Daylight Saving
Time 365 days a year would result in
increased energy savings, fewer traffic,


fatalities, higher school scores, less
crime, less obesity and an improved
economy, which we can certainly use
about now. And let's not forget those
studies performed at ftop universities
and research institutes worldwide that
tell us that productivity and mental
acuity are significantly increased by
exposure to natural light. And that
sun exposure improves skin conditions
such as psoriasis, and it allows the
body to manufacture vitamin D, which
reduces the risk of hypertension and
other diseases, including colon cancer.
And on the dark side, deprived of
natural light, we're apt to lose physical
strength, gain weight, stress our eyes,
and confuse our inner clocks, which
can contribute to sleep disorders. This
explains why, for the last few months,
'that many of us are hitting the sack
earlier at night, waking up and roaming
around our houses at 3 a.m. and nodding
off during working hours.
And lest you think I've forgotten
the whole point of this, I have not.'
Spring will follow the glorious debut
of Daylight Saving Time 12 days later
on March 20.
I ask you, can it get any better than
this?
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James Lewis will leave a void on commission


Guest Editorial by Clovis Watson, Jr., City Manager, City of Alachua


Alachua owes a debt too
huge to pay. And we owe it to
one man, his family and his
dedication.
James Lewis, dedicated
more than half his'. life to
the service of this city, and
he was responsible for the
growth and the quality of
life we all enjoy. He was
instrumental in putting into
place the infrastructure and
S the building blocks which
have enabled us to achieve
'a L!.that we. have. He did
::all this long before anyone
envisioned this city as it
stands today.
We owe a great deal to
James Lewis, and he was
always supported in this
effort by Jackie, his wife of
ipote than 50 years. She was
a woman who understood the
need to be a rock for this man
and their children. to be strong
and to raise Lacey and Jimmy


to understand and emulate
the man she recognized as
a driving force for good in
the community. Due to that
upbringing, they are quite
successful themselves in their
own right. Sadly, .Jackie has
passed to her reward. I will
miss our long conversations,
in which, she gave me insight
into the thoughts and the tenor
of the community. In her
own inimitable manner, she
provided the underpinnings to
this great man, James Lewis,
and allowed him to pour his
life into Alachua.
I love this man. I am
brought to tears knowing
that after 42 years, he is
passing the torch to another
generation to hold the
Commission seat he has held
since 1967, and which was
the base of operations for
all his good works. It is the
passing of an era that brought


this community to its present
prominence. It will take many
people to fill his shoes, and the
future will continue to show
what brilliant foresight and
dedication
he had over
those four
decades.
Not a
single soul
has done as
much for us
as James.
He was ably
assisted over
the years, Clovis Wat,
but, have no
doubt, he was the steward
of a long process that has
enabled us to find our current
success. Many are successful
thanks to his efforts, which
yielded him not riches, but
deep satisfaction.
My admiration for him


early in my life. He was not
aware of the depth of my
admiration and how it guided
my life, until I told him a few
years ago. In his self-effacing
manner, he tried to
brush it aside, but
I would not let him
surrender credit for
helping to mold me
arid many others
who knew and were
affected by him.
I will miss his
face on the dais;
there will be another
on, Jr. in its place, but
there will never be
a replacement for the lifetime
of service, humor, effort,
dedication and knowledge.
he expended on our behalf. It
is truly a sad day when such
a great man steps aside, and
it is humbling to see the end
of such an era. His work has


and it is up to us to continue
it. I assure you that I will do
my part, because of my love
for the community and out
of my respect for him and to
honor his contributions..
Yes, I will miss his face at
meetings, but I cannot cease
going to him as a mentor and
a deep well of knowledge and
insight, for he still has much
to offer the city and will not
hesitate to offer help in any
way he can. He is that kind
of person.
James Lewis a great
man. I love him; I admire
him; I will be eternally
grateful to him for what he
has done for our community
and for making me and others
better people.
James, we can never thank
you and your family enough.
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TARGET:
Continued from page A 1

Area referenced in letter


is fraction of project site


to owners of property where
Target may be looking.
The letter states in part
that the "Buyer hereby
terminates the Agreement
and cancels escrow effective
as of February 24, 2009."
While it isn't certain,
the termination letter could
mark the crumbling of a
would-be development
plan.
Target officials would
not comment on the letter
and only spoke generally
about a possible Alachua
store.
"We are generally
interested in this area but
do not have specific plans
in place at this time," said
Target Spokeswoman Katie
Benscoter.
The property referenced
in the letter terminating
escrow payments represents
about only 3.5 acres of
the much larger 130-acre
project.
In December, City of
Alachua Planning and
Zoning board officials gave
the go ahead for Future
Land Use Map (FLUM)
amendments on a site fitting
the profile of a Target retail
development. In a news
LOWE'S:,
Continued from page Al
Lowe's zone manager.
Since its soft opening on
Feb. 20, the Alachua store
has averaged 900 customers
each day, which is similar
to the number of customers
stores in Gainesville and
other nearby cities see,
. Hughes said.
Although the store has
been on target with other
area stores, most visitors
have been looking around
to see what the store carries
rather than buying items
right away, Hughes said.
."We've .had a lot
of sales," he said, "but
most people have just
been looking around and
window shopping to see
what Lowe's has to offer
to help them with future
needs. We've also seen a lot
of customers going to our


story last March, Alachua
County Today was the first
to break news of a possible
Target being located in
' Alachua..
According to plans
presented to Alachua
commissioners and
Planning and Zoning Board
members, the site calls for
up to 1.1 million square feet
of retail space and some 174
residential units.
The likelihood that a
Target is going to locate at
the comer of U.S. Highway
441 and NW 43rd Street
appeared to grow stronger
in January when Alachua
city commissioners voted
unanimously to approve a
large scale comprehensive
plan amendment affecting
over 100 acres at the
intersection.
The amendment
proposed reconfiguring
some 130 acres from
commercial and agricultural
to about 51 acres of
commercial, 37 acres of
conservation and 44 acres
of residential all near the
comer of U.S. 441 and NW
43rd St.


to FEMA. He is one of the
most respected emergency
managers in the nation, and
the work he's accomplished
in Florida serves as a model
for other states to follow."
Fugate said in a January
interview with Alachua
County Today that he
attributes. his 'successful
leadership to his small-
town upbringing.
-"I learned that there
wasn't much to gain from
beating around the bush,"
Fugate said. "People expect
you to be honest, and this
helped me gain integrity."
Fugate grew up with his
grandmother in Alachua,
where he attended Santa Fe
High School. His mother
died when he was 10 and
his father when he was 15,
so Fugate turned to his high
school teachers to mentor
him in his teenage years.
After attending Santa
Fe College, Fugate became
a volunteer firefighter
and went on to become a
paramedic and lieutenant
with Alachua County Fire
Rescue. From 1987 to 1997,
he served as the Alachua
County Emergency Rescue
manager.
In May 1997, he was
appointed chief of the


Bureau of Preparedness
and Response with the'
Florida Division of
Emergency Management.
Former governor Jeb
Bush appointed him in
his current position in
2001, and Governor Christ


ELECTIONS:
Continued from page Al
step down after 42 years,
and one will oppose
Commissioner Orien Hills,
who is up for re-election,
for Seat 4.
Rodger Mallard, who
is looking to fill Seat 5
and is Lewis' nephew by
marriage, retired from
Alachua County Fire
Rescue a year ago after 35
years, and from his position
as Vice-Chair of Alachua's
Planning and Zoning
Board a week ago. He
currently works for North
Florida Regional and Lake
City Medical Center as an
emergency medical service
coordinator. He also served
on the Commission from
1980-1983, and held the
position of Mayor in 1981.
"I want to run because
I'm a public servant, and I
have been my whole life,"
he said.
Mallard said he wants
to make sure the city keeps
experiencing- smart growth
and to continue providing
recreation opportunities for
youth.
"I want to make sure
we attract the type of
businesses we want and
industries that are clean,
and that are a good match
for our city and community
at large," he said.
He said he admires the
work Lewis has done in the
commission, but he will not
simply follow his footsteps


reappointed him in 2007.
Throughout his career,
Fugate has served as
the state coordinating
officer in 23 declared
state emergencies, 11 of
which were presidential
declared disasters totaling


One candidate to run against Hills


if he wins the election.
"I think he did well, but
no one will ever replace
James Lewis because he
is one of a kind," Mallard
said. "I will be my own
commissioner."
Douglas Dean, an
Alachua resident since
1993 and the owner of an
engineering firm that serves
several large municipalities,
is also running for Seat 5.
"The work I do involves
water, wastewaters and
solid waste, which are
a large part of the city's
budget," he said.
He is also a registered
professional engineer,
certified safetyprofessional,
certified industrial hygienist
and a certified hazardous
materials manager.
Dean said he is running
because he's concerned at
the actions ofpolicy-makers
within government at all
levels, and his experience
lends itself toward effective
government with a focus on
environmental protection.
' In a letter to the Alachua
Chamber of Commerce,
Dean wrote that he wants
to make sure the city
experiences "wise growth
in maximizing economic
opportunity while
preserving the relaxed
nature of the city."
Gary Hardacre, who
retired from AT&T after 42
years in 2008, will also be


running for Seat 5. He has
served on committees and
volunteer organizations
in the city, including the
Planning and Zoning
Board, the Boy Scouts and
Alachua Lion's Club.
Hardacre said he is
pleased with the direction
of the city, and wants to
continue along that same
path.
Among the issues
he finds important are
promoting a strong business
community so that the youth
do not have to leave the city
to find jobs, providing and
supporting recreational
activities for citizens and
providing utilities at a lower
cost while maintaining the
quality services.
"I'm excited about the
campaign, and I'm looking
forward to it," he said.
Michael Canney, who
has lived in Alachua since
2001 but grew up in the
Alachua County area, will
run against Commissioner
Orien Hills for Seat 4. He
filed his papers at 11:30
a.m. on Friday.
"I'm a believer in term
limits for local elected


officials, and a healthy
democracy depends on a
diversity of views and a
competition of ideas in our
political process," he said.
Canney said he believes
the interests of the general
public are not adequately
represented in City Hall, and
as commissioner, he would
make citizens the number
one special interest in City
Hall. He would like to see
the citizens take a more
active role in the decisions
of the community.
"I would hold regular
neighborhood meetings and
town hall forums to discuss
the issues of concern to
local business owners, and
find ways to address these
concerns," he said.
He is self-employed and
has worked in the past as a
carpenter and handyman.
He is also an artist, writer
and community activist.
"If I am elected
commissioner, I will be able
to devote my full attention
to the job," he said.
# # #


Store carries about 40,000 products


website to buy products."
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 $185
million to build, excluding
inventory, but a .company
representative ,noq,d hat a,
Gainesville Lowe's grosses
about $52 million in sales
annually, so the costs will
soon be recovered.
Founded in 1946 in
North Carolina, Lowe's
has expanded to more than
1,575 stores each carrying
about 40,000 products. The
company also offers more


Photo by SEAN BOYLE/Special to Alachua County Today
L-R: Vice-mayor Gib Coerper, Mayor Jean Calderwood,
City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr., Alachua Chamber of
Commerce President Linda Rice-Chapman and Chief
of Police Joel Decoursey participated in the Lowe's
grand opening celebration Thursday morning.
than 500,000 items through $30 million to charities
special order, and community events
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or demolish the house
all together. But neither
is possible for Cannady
because of the cost, and
low-rent housing is not an
option for a small town like
High Springs.
"I know what the budget
of the city is, and I know
there are not any funds
for any public housing,"
Banks said. "If we can get
people out of a house that
is dangerous, that's all we
can do. Do you say 'sorry,
live like that,' or do you try
and do something else for
them?"
Almost 10 other
homes in the Douglass
Neighborhood are marked
uninhabitable, and several
others have caved-in walls
and unsafe structures that
are silently breaking codes
and are candidates to be
closed by a vote from the
code enforcement board.
Partnering for a
Better Future
But' the city already
has some rebuilding efforts
under its belt and now has a
long-term plan to revitalize
S all of the Douglass
Neighborhood. In 2008, the
city received $1.2 million
in federal money to build
11) new homes, for people.
in houses that were marked
uninhabitable. Banks also
iaid that in the seven years .
pi his work for High Springs,
the city has cleared 40 to 50
rundown lots that can now
be used tor building..
On Tuesday, the city
partnered with High Springs
Land Development LLC
to change the face of the
Douglass Neighborhood,
tarting with renaming
it Douglass Village. The


Partnership may bring new homes to the community


plan would create 30 to 50
stacked duplexes built on
lots owned by the city and
the developer, and all would
be designed with wrap
around porches and Queen
Anne architecture to bring
an old, southern charm to
the area.
The 15 to 20 year plan
has long-term and short-
term goals that include
building small parks on
unlivable lots, developing a
small commercial area for a
barber shop or grocery and
establishing a police annex
to deter crime.
"There's an opportunity
for general development in
this area," architect for the
project Callum Gibb said.
"Perhaps the lots here might
become a- desirable place to
sell when this is developed.
For residents that need help,
it may make you look for
ways to invest in your home
because you will want to
stay here."
To make it possible for
those who remain in older
houses to stay there when
the Douglass Neighborhobd
grows commercially and
residentially, the partnership
plafis to keep the area
affordable with low living
costs.
"Knowing what the
income. level is. for this
community, we need to
build homes that will be in
range of this community,"
Jessica Hall, Chairwoman
ofthe High Springs Housing
Needs and Improvements
Committee, said. "We're
going to watch it very
carefully that these homes
siy at a level for people
here to afford."
Present Problems


Since this development
is just a vision and only
the agreement for a
partnership is certain,
abandoned buildings that
slip under the radar of the
code board's vigilance
are still contributing to
the community's crime
problem.
A house on 22771
S.E. Railroad Avenue was
discovered Friday to be
an estuary for drug and'
prostitution, deals. After
police arrested a man on
drug charges who was
squatting at the abandoned
house, the case also called
for Banks' code process to
step in.
The deserted home -was
held up \by rotting walls
covered- in drug inspired
poetry, and the decayed
floor boards were almost
all hidden by the remnants
of people squatting there
for drugs and prostitution.
One part of the home held a
lone bucket filled with feces
and urine that served as. the
toilet, but another room
kept the portable stove and
utensils used to prepare
drugs that were found
scattered in the house.


"This is one of the worst
cases I've seen," High
Springs Police Chief James
Troiano said. "It is an heirs
property case; the home
is in the name of someone
dead and ownership was
passed on to the son who
lives in Virginia, because
they couldn't clear the
deed. But the squatters here
did not have the owner's
permission."
Are There Alternatives?
As Banks steps in to
board up the house, some
residents see the code
enforcement process as
an easy fix to get rid of
dilapidated houses without
offering an alternative for
newly homeless residents.
However, the city is
encouraging residents to
ask the county for help
through its Central Florida
Community Action Agency
that has money available to
repair dangerous homes.
"Truly, all of the
houses in High Springs in
this neighborhood are old
homes," Larry Cannady,
brother of Aaron Cannady,
said. "If you're going to
make a man homeless,
you should have some low


BEN BOtKARI/Alachua County Today
Codes Enforcement Inspector Penny Banks evaluates
the now-condemned home of Aaron Cannady.


rental houses. If you're just
putting people out, you're
in the business of making
people homeless."
Thoughthe city has long-
term goals in mind to help
residents, the only' .current
solution is for people to take
responsibility to keep their
homes in safe conditions so
they can legally live there,


Banks said.
"Code enforcement is
there to help clean up the
neighborhood, to protect
residents, to protectproperty
values," Banks said. "It is to
protect people's life-safety
issues and to be able to have
the basic human quality of
life."
# # #


Pledge contest earns


Newberry second


graders $500


Photo special to Alachua County Today
L-R: W-KTK's Storm Roberts and Chris Wells present a
$500 ceremonial check to Newberry Elementary second
grade teacher Martha Brown and Principal Lacy Redd in
recognition of Brown's class winning the W-KTK Pledge
of Allegiance contest.
second-grade class was
By GABRIELA IZARRA
notified that they won the
Today Reporter contest on Feb. 13.,

NEWBERRY Patty Duval, media
Newberry Elementary was specialist, at Newberry
presented a $500 check Elementary, recorded,
on Feb. 19 after one of edited and submitted the
its second-grade classes audio of the class reciting
proved their patriotism and the pledge of allegiance;
won the W-KTK Pledge of and the recording was
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Every weekday beginning of January.
morning -at 7 a.m. a "We- were very
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is played on the station's said. The money will be
Morning Show with Storm used for technological
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selects one of its "daily class received a $5 gift
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2009 B









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Throughout ,the State
of Florida, as well as
across the nation, law
enforcement officers and
other emergency personnel
are routinely struck by
vehicles passing too closely
to an emergency vehicle and
traveling at high speeds.
Did you know that
Florida; State Statute
316.126(1) states: "When
an authorized emergency


A message from the desk of

Sheriff Sadie Darnell


Obey the
vehicle making use of any
visual signals is parked or
a wrecker displaying amber
rotating or flashing lights
is performing a recovery
or loading on the roadside,
the driver of every other
vehicle, as soon as it is safe
Shall vacate the lane closest
to the emergency vehicle or
wrecker when driving on
an interstate highway or
other highway with two or
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 I


law . move over


more lanes traveling in the
direction of the emergency
vehicle or wrecker, except
when otherwise directed by
a law enforcement officer"
or "shall slow to a speed
that is 20 miles per hour
less than the posted speed
limit when the posted speed
limit is 25 miles per hour or
greater, or travel at 5 miles
per hour when the posted
speed limits is 20 miles per


hour or less, when driving
on a two-lane road, except
when otherwise directed by
a law enforcement officer."
Please help ensure
the safety of your law
enforcement andemergency
personnel by obeying the
law and moving over.
Thank you.


Make the Call,

Earn a Reward


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Call (352) 372- Stp


O. 0 S 0 6 O O 0 0 O O 0 O O O" O O O O


Kenneth
Bradshaw
Black Male,
5'8",
7/26/77
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Aggravated
Battery on Law
Enforcement
Officer x2, Flee
and Eluding
Police Officer,
Hit and Run


Zellie
Biggers
Black Male,
6'4",
4/30/59
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


Shenika
Antrina
Nobles
Black
Female,
01/28/87
5'06", 180
Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Aggravated
Battery with
Deadly
Weapon


Michael
Thompson
Black Male,
6', 10/13/58
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


Melody
Chrystal Bull
White
Female,
5'08",
8/21/80
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Drug
Paraphernalia,
Possession of
Cocaine,
Driving while
license
suspended or
revoked


Cleveland A.
Darby
Black Male,
06/23/85
5'10", 180
Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Domestic
Battery by
Strangulation


Boyd
Chisolm
Black Male,
5'6",
1/16/60
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery,
Possession of
Drug /
Paraphernalia


Antonio
Brown
Black Male,
6'1",
5/27/89
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Worthless
Checks x6


Frank
Stanley Dean
Black Male,
12/22/86
5'09", 180
Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Fleeing and
Eluding Law
Enforcement,
Felony Driving
While License
Suspended


Walter
Bernard Ellis
Black Male,
01/29/71
6'01",'
195 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Battery


Michelle
Monique
Moore
Black
Female,
03/07/78
5'07", 140
lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine, Tres-
pass, Possession
of Marijuana,
Possession of
Drug Parapher-
nalia


Marcus
Dwayne
Hines
Black Male,
6'02",
8/1/75
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Forgery


John R.
Healey
Black Male,
03/18/82
6'02", 175
Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Driving while
License
Suspended
Habitual


Brian
Johnson
Black Male,
10/30/80
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
DWLSR x2,
Resisting
Arrest with out
Violence


Ronay Davar
Duncan
Black male,
5'09",
4/26/81
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Marijuana,
Possession of
Cocaine, Re-
sisting Arrest
W/O Violence


Michael
Anthony
Collins
Black Male,
5'08",
6/3/82
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery,
Criminal
Mischief


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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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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2009



Walking as a Christian


"Dear friends, if our the. manner in'which we regarding sin and are
hearts do not condemn choose to live. He takes assured of Jesus's
us, we have' confidence up residence in our spirit presence we then have
before God and receive (heart). John says that "if confidence to approach
from him anything we our hearts do F a t h e r
ask, because we obey his not condemn God with
commands and do what us." The expectation
pleases him. And this is implication of receiving
his command: To believe here is that what we ask
in the name of his Son, our hearts 5. for. There are
.Jesus Christ, and to raise the red- two qualifiers
love one another as he flag when we here. When
commanded us. Those seek to sin. we come
who obey his commands A spirit-filled before God
live in him, and he in believer we must be
them. And this is how we does not sin REV. L NA clear that our
know that he lives in us: and then New Life Community hearts are not
We know it by the Spirit experience Chapel, Gainesville condemning
he gave us." 1 John 3:21- conviction. us regarding
24 NIV We experience the thing we ask and v we
These four verses conviction before must be obedient to His
define the life of a the act ever happens, commands.
Christian in very simple conviction during the We must .be sure
terms. We see conviction, sin, and conviction after that our hearts are
assurance, confidence, the sin. The Holy Spirit not condemning us.
and even what we are to not only convicts us Condemnation is a
believe and respond to. regarding sin, He also red-flag that it is not in
Let's take a look. assures us regarding alignment with God.
The first verse helps our life in Christ. We God will not grant
us understand that God know that Jesus lives something that is against
has given us a way to in us by the Spirit He His will. The Holy Spirit
understand what pleases gave us. Knowing: you dwelling in us guides us
Him and displeases Him. .are a Christian is rinot an to be in alignment with
We have the Holy Spirit intellectual victory, but a the Father. One of the
living in us. He brings Spirit revealed truth., basic aspects of prayer
truth and conviction When we are listening is not twisting God's arm
regarding our life and to the Spirit's conviction to get what we, want, but


rather being, moved by
God so that we come
into alignment with what
he wants.
We must also be
obeying His commands.
This is not a call to
legalistic adherence to,
a code or set of rules.. It
is'a call to a relationship
that adjusts our lifestyle.
Notice what John states
as the command. We
are "to believe in the
name, of His Son, Jesus
Christ." This- is a call to
embrace Jesus as Lord
and Savior. We are to


enter into a relationship
with Him that He has
provided for us through
His work on our behalf,
including dying on the
cross for us. From this
relationship there is to
be a flow of love for
our fellow brothers and
sisters in Christ.
Therefore, in order to
have confidence before
Father God we must
-be sure our hearts are
clear and that we are in
alignment with Him.
We must also be sure
that we are walking in


relationship with Jesus
and loving our fellow
brothers and sisters. Then
we are able to ask of the
Father and expect Him to
grant the thing requested.
Did you notice what was
missing in'this text? It
is not all about me and
what I want. The whole
concept is about the glory
of God, His will and our
relationship with Jesus
and each other. Think
about that.


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The 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: GeneBuigett&Lany
Pahman
(386) 462-3326


..ellowship
CO. Church
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
16916NWUS Hwy441, High Springs
386-454-1700 '
www.FellowshipOnline.org


First U united Methodist
Church ofAlachua
14805 NW 1401h Street 462-2443
Rev. RobAtchley, Pastor
JeffVan Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 ajm.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
wwwgbgirn-imic.big/alachtiafuimc.

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

New Life
Community Chapel
Meeting at Westside
Park Recreation Center
1001 NW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
Sunday Worship 10:30AM
Pastor Leonard R.Traina (352)214-4462
www.newlifecommunitychapel.org




of Li
Asumbly of God

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


A. GIl Sainto Englitan Ellutd)

S* here worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is
upheld
Where we kneel to pray
Where worshipful music
is the standard
Where traditional liturgy
is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided-
Where traditional values are taught
Wher e seek'to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
Come Join Us
Bible Study 9:30 a.m.- Sunday 10:30 am.
and other special services as announced.
8100SWArcher Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 www.AL saintsXnEC.org


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


High Springs Seventh-day Adventists
230 NWlstAner, e
Bible Study: .Sd u I A
Divine Worship
Sat 1 4 .m
Mid-Week: Tube "7p r
Youth: Sat. 9dI n..
Wed.)3l pm,'.
Pastor:Anthor,. CrawI'rd
(386)454-.2 Ir

New Oak Gmve Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Worship 11 a.m., Evening Service 6 pn.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


I


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


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.
Moming Worship 11 an.-1 st,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
Alachua 32616
386.4622732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Email: stlukeamechurch@wihndstream.net
Morning Worship: 11 a.m.;
Church School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study: 7 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
7hme: PUSH -Pray JhmegHcqppe


PASSAGE
Family Church

2020 NE 15 Street
Pastor George and Gainesville
Lady Michele Dix (352) 336-8686
Sunday Services:
8 a.m. "Flying High" Morning Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
I. I a.m. Morning Glory Worship
& Children's Chturch
Wednesday Services:
12 noon Noon Day Prayer
7 p.m. Prayer & Bible Study
Youth- Services:
7 p.m. Wednesday
7 p.m. Fourth Fddays
www.passageministries.org


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


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

Grace Community Church (PCA)
A New Church in Western Alachua County
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue in
Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352),472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 a.m. Nursery provided.
For info go to www.
graceconimunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Chist by Lofing Up
the Alame of Christ-Come hear the Doctrihes of Grace


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Worship
here
Cal (386) 462-3355
ext. 9503
for more information.


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


St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil5 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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CHRISTIAN FAMIYWORSHIP
CfNTER AND BIB]J COLLtGE
Elder Cynthia Washington, Pastor
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m
Sunday Pastoral Teaching 9:30 a.m.,
Morning Worship 11a.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367
Cell: (386) 878-9568


thristian Life fellowshipp
Assembly of God
Contemporary WorshipMinistry All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.m/Worship 10:30 a.n
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
-19817 W. Newbenrry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newb6rry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
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First Baptist Church of Alachua
Ih MP I IuNS One Block east of Main Street in Alachua,
(386) 462-1337

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study *, 10:45 a.m. Worship
Wednesday: 6 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministries, Youth Activities
and'Choir Rehearsal 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study


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


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


Service Times
4K: Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
A., A rC 1 ? Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
ies Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
riltOf ith of Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
it 11'.l -r" 386-454-1563
God' www.impactfamilychurch.com
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SALE: A-1 TOWING SVC/
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC
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She is black & tan, 10 mths
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her. We really miss her.
386-462-2652 or 352-
317-3123
Found one black lab,
found one yellow lab with
no microchip and no id
collar. Off CR 235 in the
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ave. 7 miles from Alachua.
Found .on 02-26-09.
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Animal Services 352-264-
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Springs five acres park-
like setting, 5BD 3BA pool
home with large workshop/
garage, RV hookup. Built
in 2006. 2,400 sqft,
fireplace, all marble baths,
vaulted ceilings. For sale
or rent. $269,900, will pay
$10,000 in closing costs
or rent $1,550 per month.
352-213-2089 or 865-988-
8886.


Business & Services
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Transmission Doctor & Auto Repair
*All vehicles, All Makes & Models!
* From Transmissions to Oil Changes
s The Doctor You Can Trust!
Open Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. certified Technicians


TiE- Site 0: sins
Web sites for less than $249!.
Wepent Free consultation
Free search engine submission


ELECTRICAL SERVICES
MKM Electrical Services, Inc.
RE S D E N T I A L & C 0 MI.M ERCIAL



SERVICE REPAIRS. REMODELWORK
NEW CONSTRUCTION ,COMPETITIVEr RATES
LIC. #EC13003662 .FREEESTIMATES


urope pec al
15-day HEART OF EUROPE* tour of Holland, Belgium,
Germany; Austria,Italy, Switzerland & France by Image Tours
S p & e T t. S $1000)

Includes round trnpair. escotI, hoelh 22 meals & transportation r Europe, per peron
doubleoccupancy Menton'.Q Special Callfor a FREE Europe brochure
S WORLD TMRAUEL PH: 800-968-9089

S, RESTAURANT
Sony's BBQ of Alachua

Come by for some of the best
authentic southern B-BQ
w Beef Pork Chicken Ribs
S I PEN 7day a week 11 a.m.-9:01p.m.
SONMY'S REAL PIT BAR-8-Q U.S. 4418 i1-75!AIhua (386)462-3180


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A Bank Repo for Sale!
4 Br 25,000! Only $225/
Mo! 3 Br $12,500! Only
$199/Mo! 5% down 15
years @ 8% apr. for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5853


Reliable automobile having
less than 105,000 miles.
4 or 6 cyl. Prefer no old-
er than 1998. A/C, cruise
control. Prefer Chevrolet,
Honda, GM, Olds, Buick or
Toyota. Price cap $2,500.
Call 352-317-1963.


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RESIDENTIAL &
COMMERCIAL
Pressure Wash/Painting
Mobile Car Detail.
Free Estimates Low Rates
Se Habla Espanol
License) and Insured
352-225-3798 Cell: 352-225-1094 .
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1-75 and U.S. Hwy 441
Alachua, FL 32615


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WANTED:


on 6 secluded acres, close
to 75 on-ramp. Fresh
paint, new vinyl and AC
system. $650/mo. 1 year
lease, deposit. Credit/
Employment checks. 352-
226-7052 or 352-475-
2840


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COUNTY! Next to Poe


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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
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yourwebsite. Check out Hunter
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GOOD THINGS TO EAT
C & R PRODUCE
13789 NW U.S. Hwy. 441 Alachua, FL 32615






Local Produce (386) 462-6158 &
LOGGING SERVICES






Farelon McClellsan Day: 904-964-9522
138 N. Water St. Night: 904-782-3320
Staarke, FL 32091 Mobile: 904-838-8445




Tree Removal ( 60 ft. Bucket Truck)
STopping Tractor Work
* Stump Removal 27 Years Experience
* Fertilizing *. Westley Schofield,
* Cavity Work StOwner/Operator
Licensed insured d Free Estimates Reasonable Rates


GOOD TmNGS TO EAT
STEVEN DAVIS FARMS, LL(
PEAS: Acres, Black-eyes. Pink-eN es. Green Burerbeans
Speckled Butierbeans. Zippers. OKRA, Squash.
Cabbage. Strawberries, Yard Eggs and more!
BEANS:Green. CUT Green. Kentucky. Yellow Wa
GREENS: COLLARD. MUSTARD and TURNIP" -
At the Packing Shed in LaCrosse!-
20915 N SR 121, LaCrosse
Phone: 386-418-0511 *Fax: 386-418-0544
MEDICAL SERVICES
FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
Providing care for the whole family
Appointments Recommended
Diabetes, HTN
Cardiovascular Disease NEW HOURS:
SAnnual PE's Monday-Thursday
Drug Screening
DOT, Sports & School PE's 94m.-6 p.m.
Most InsuranceAccepted Fnday
9a.m.-1 p.m.
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Newsprint on Web Press only, with process
color. Choose a minimum 2,000 copies up to
1,000,000. Various newsprint stock is
available with flexible print windows. We also
offer the following:
Stitching/Trimming
Inserting
Shipping
Online Labeling
Quarter folding
Mailing
Accept Electronic and
Camera Ready Copy
For Commercial Printing Quotes, Call'
Rusty Jacobs at 867-4181

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CLASSIFIED:
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BUILDINGG SALE!"
UNPRECEDENTED D
LOW PRICES" REDUCED
DEPOSITS. LIMITED
INVENTORY. 25X40
$6,844. 30X50 $7,844.
35'X60 $12,995. 40X60
$15,995. 60X100 $37,400.
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel.
(860)668-5422. Since
1980


OiLINE PHAR-MACY
Buy Soma, Ultram, Fioricet,
P zac, Buspar $71,99/90
$,7/180 Quantities,
:RICE INCLUDES
P*SCRIPTION! Over
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(888)389-0461. tri-
drugstore.com


Yard Sale
Household items, quality
clothes, floor lamp and
more! March 7, 8am-
3pm.
7312 NW 126th Ave,
Alachua, FL.
Yard Sale
To benefit
Retirement Home for
Horses
Celebrating 25th Year
Anniversary
Saturday, April 4
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Items for sale are bric-a-
brac, paintings, ceramics,
curios, books, records,
CDs (no clothing)
How can you help?
Donations of above items
and/or cash donations
are tax deductible.


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you get-for $72?

More than you think.
ElueOptriors lower-cost health insurance policies for
2 Individuals Under 65. It's the same iigh-quall
o: erage you expect at a lower price you can afford.'
Call 352-373-0775 to learn more
about this affordable coverage.
Chip VVliamns & Associates, Inc.
3669 S.W. 2nd Avenue
.. Gainesville, FL 32607
* A Contracted General Agency for
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events featuring the Heat, Magic, Rays, Panthers,
Lightning, Marlins, Noles, Gators and more,
visit TFFweekom,-.


Call Georgia at 352-463-
6823 or Peg at 386-418-
8838 for pickup.
Location: Take 1-75 to
Exit 399, travel west on
US 441 to County Road
235A, (immediately after.
Santa Fe High School)
turn right at traffic light
and travel about 3 miles to
the Mill Creek Farm sign.
'The sign is on the right just
beyond the 1-75 overpass.
Follow the driveway and
park under the trees near
the picnic tables.


Huge moving sale
indoors 12303 NW
194 Terrace, Alachua
Saturday, March 7 only 8
a.m. to,2 p.m. Furniture,


electronics and more.
Everything must go.
HUGE SALE!
Cafe/Lounge was to open,
but is not! Fully furnished.
All must go ASAP!
Furniture & kitchen equip.
home/commercial. All
items are like new, some
are new and great low
prices.

15281 NW Ush Why 441,
32615 (next to Alachua
Printing) across from
Dollar General. Contact
Radha 352-494-2318


AIRLINES ARE HIRING
- Train for high paying
Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved
program. Financial aid
if qualified Housing


BUYING!!
BUYING!.!
BUYING!!..
CoINs DIAMONDS
ESTATE JEWELRY PAPER MONEY
GOLD SILVER PLATINUM
STERLING FLATWARE
COIN & JEWELRY GALLERY
(Formerly National Coin Investors)
IN THE MILLHOPPER SHOPPING CENTER
2007 NW 43RD ST., GAINESVILLE, FL
1-800-330-1555 oi 352-378-3983


SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua
County Today are partnering to bring you "Here
They Come." The purpose of this campaign is to
get young people reading. Alachua County Today
will publish a 12-chapter serialized short story,
"Here They Come" as part of our Newspapers in
Education program. The newspapers will be sent
home with the students after the project for the
week is completed so that parents can share the
stories with their children.


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available. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE
ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers,
*Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance.
Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified.
Call (866)858-2121, www.
CenturaOnline.com.


GIGANTIC 3-DAYAuction
March 11, 12, 13, 2009
Montgomery, Alabama.
(10 ingle, Tandem & Tri-
AxIllumps, (2007-2008)
Mack, Truck Tractors,
Lowboys, (68) Crawler
Loaders & Tractors, (54)
Excavators, (41) Motor
Graders & Scrapers, (38)


Backhoes, (27) Rubber
Tired Loaders; Articulating
Dumps. Compactors
Grinders, Forklifts,
Paving, Skidders, Feller
Bunchers, Log Loaders,
Farm Tractors. J.M. Wood
Auction Co., Inc. (334)264-
3265. Bryant Wood AL
Lic# 1137.



Police sImpounds for
Sale! 97 Honda Civic
$500! 92 Acura Integra
$600!!! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271
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Follow Captain Meriwether Lewis and Captain
William Clark on their historic 1804-1806 journey
through the Louisiana Territory'through the eyes
of children.
"Here They Come!" tells the personal stories of
children the, explorers might have encountered in
villages, high on council bluffs, along the banks of the
Missouri River and inside tepees and lodges.


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of financial literacy resources available at www.
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financial literacy modules and more for children of all
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encourage parents to start teaching their children early
about the importance of financial responsibility.


WANTED:

Reliable automobile having
less than 105,000 miles.
4 or 6 cyl. Prefer no old-
er than 1998. A/C, cruise
control. Prefer Chevrolet,
Honda, GM, Olds, Buick or
Toyota. Price cap $2,500.
Call 352-317-1963.


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Free Mammograms, Breast
Cancer Info www.ubcf.
info FREE Towing, Tax
Deductible, Non-Runners
Accepted, (888)468-
5964.
Police Impounds for Salel
97 Honda Civic $500! 92
Acura Integra $600!!! for
listings call (800)366-9813
Ext 9271 *


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Sizes from 5 x 5 to 12 x 40
Commercial Storage
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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE/BUILDING

FOR LEASE
1,500 sq. ft.
Partially furnished.
GREAT LOCATION
$1,000 per month

386-418-4000
Hwy 441 near Progress Corporate Park $ Alachua, FL


First Street Group, L.C. PO Box 1990 Alachua, FL 32616
Jim Shaw: 352.665.8570 or Phil Hawley: 352.332.2600


FEATURED PROPERTY
An Incredible price re-
duction on this gorgeous
5+ acres and a 3BR 2BA
SR 1485sf CB home. Large
oaks and pasture In
homes only subdivision.
Features screened porch,
2-car garage, security sys-
reay-reaorsom fullyfenced and more.
$realty-iv cornm $249,9c0 MLS#287380

Serving the community since 1979


"fOWMt ACWIMAG9~


Convenient Country Living and close
to 1-75. 1948 3BR 1BA home on 6.5 acres
in Alachua. Be the "place to be" with the
wrap around, screened in porch with hot
tub and above ground pool. The land is
just extral $179,900 MLS#289375
4BR 2BA 1996 home has large
rooms with open living room. Sliding door
leads to the covered back porch and
fenced backyard. Cute front entrance
really makes you feel welcome. $149,750
MLS#297443


Southern comfort in this 2BR 2BA
with home office. Wood floors and
carpet in bedrooms. Oversized garage
for workshop and toy storage. All on 2.5
rolling acres. $165,000 MLS#295085
Immaculate home on 5 acres with
walnut floors, Corian counters, seamless
sink, SS appliances located between
Alachua & High Springs. $299,000
MLS#287201
Immaculate 3BR 2BA spacious
DWMH on 2 acres. Features huge great
room, dining room, kitchen, luxury bath,
walk-in closets. Storage building w/
electric. $125,000 MLS#300114 .
2000 Fleetwood DWMH on 5 rolling
acres in Newberry. 3BR 2BA 11960sf
features formal dining and living rooms.
Come live the country life with easy access
to Gainesville. $164,900 MLS#294014


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living this is it. Mint condition 3BR 2BA
split plan. New A/C, heat and electric
Walk-in closets in all bedrooms. Over 1
acre of large trees and lawn. Only minutes
to High Springs. $92,500 MLS#299789
VACAIIT IA P III
7.84 acres on hard road only 5
minutes from beautiful downtown Alachua.
Excellent soil perfect for crops, hay .or
livestock. Large oaks surround part of
property. $99,900 MLS#288343
Want privacy! Great opportunity tp
' own the perfect mix of woods and clearing.
10 beautiful acres. -Convenient location
just outside of Ft. White near rivers and
recreation.. Also available, additional 20
acres. $75,000 MLS#296872


ALL LOTS $125,000 OR BELOW. SPECA FINANCING
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