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Candidates gear up for April 14 commission election


By SARA POWELL
Today Reporter


ALACHUA- On Tuesday,
14, citizens of the city of Al
have the chance to vote fo
commission spots 4 and 5.
candidates are running for S
previously held by Commiss
James Lewis, and one will o

Newberry


Community

Unity Day

raises funds

for Kindaid

By GABRIELA IZARRA
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY
Newberry's Main Street
Organization is holding its
third annual Community
Unity Day Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
downtown Newberry.
All proceeds will go to
KINCAID:
Continued on page A5

High

Springs

to tame

red-light

runners

despite

state bill
By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS - A
bill that would launch
state run red-light
cameras in cities is still
,pending in the Florida
,Legislature, but High
Springs chose not to wait
and officially approved
city-run cameras March
26.
RED-LIGHT:
Continued on page A 7


,April
achua
r city
Three
eat 5,
sioner
ppose


Commissioner Orien Hills, who is
up for re-election, for Seat 4. Polls
will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
at the fire station, recreation center
and Turkey Creek. Here is a brief
profile of each candidate and their
main issues.
ELECTION:
Continued on page A8


On the ballot
Group 4
Michael Canney, Alachua resident since 2001
Orien Hills, 4th-generation Alachua resident
Group, 5 L
Douglas Dean, Alachua resident since 1979
Gary Hardacre, Alachua area resident since-1987
Rodger Mallard, Alachu 8 resident4'sinp 1976s;-
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A chilly change of plans

March frost takes out peach crop


llTACEI wI M 'uaN/UIAlacnua county loaay
Jenny Franklin stands in her peach orchard which at this time of year should be laden with
ripe juicy peaches. But a hard freeze in March destroyed Franklin's annual peach crop,
leaving her with 250 trees that won't be producing fruit until next year, and costing her
business thousands of dollars in sales.


By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS - Every day the English
Setter, Collins, races through Jenny Frankljn's
orchard, chasing away hungry deer and birds
from feasting on her thriving 'persimmon,
chestnut and Asian pear trees. But despite his
protective instinct, he still could not save all
the harvest from its most vicious predator.
A 17-degree frost in March destroyed
Franklin's 250-peach-tree crop, costing her
business thousands of dollars in sales and
delaying her and her husband, Chuck, from


opening the orchard'to the U-Pick crowd that
the farm thrives on.
"That frost killed every peach I had,"
Franklin said. "Once they are frozen, the
budding fruits turn black in a couple days, and
then there goes my harvest."
The peaches are normally the first harvest
of the year, with the fruits ripe and ready to
be picked by the first week of April. The mild
weather at the end of 2008 nurtured thumb-size
buds on the peach trees by March, but since
ORCHARD:
Continued on page A4


Seven decades of celebrating beef


Brad Etheridge
receives
distinguished award
at 70th annual
Alachua Lions Club
Cattlemen's Banquet
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter

ALACHUA - Taking home
the distinguished Cattleman of
Year award from the Alachua
Lions Club's annual Cattlemen's
Banquet is person who was not
raised on a farm at all, but the
son of a banker. Still, Brad
Etheridge, a self-described city
boy, got his passion for the


agricultural industry when he
was young.
Growing up in Williston,
Florida, Etheridge became
involved in the Future Farmers
of America (FFA). It was
through FFA that Etheridge
developed his love for the beef
industry and since that time, he's
become an influential leader in
Floiida's cattle industry.
Etheridge was presented the
award by Dr. Roger West who
is a previous recipient of the
award, a retired meat-sciences
professor at the University of
Florida and a Past President
of the Florida Cattleman's


LIONS CLUB:
Continued on page A8


BRYAN BtUUUKAR/Aachua County loaay
Brad Etheridge received the Alachua Lions Club's
Cattleman of the Year award at the 70th Annual Alachua
Lions Club Cattlemen's Banquet last Thursday. The
Williston, FL native received the award from Dr. Robert
West, a past president of the Florida Cattleman's
Association.


Grapski


slammed with


$4,000 in fines
Judge says activist violated
election laws
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
TALLAHASSEE - Political activist
Charles Grapski seems to be finding himself
at the losing end of several legal battles as of
late, including one in which
a judge ruled Tuesday
the one-time Alachua
commission candidate
violated numerous election
laws.
If Grapski didn't have
enough on his hands having Grapski
been released from jail on a
plea bargain earlier this year and still facing
GRAPSKI:
Continued on page A7


High Springs


gets perfect


financial


audit report

By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS - The City of High
Springs received a flawless review on the
financial audit for fiscal year 2007-2008,
with no criticisms from the James Moore
and Company auditors, said Mayor James
Gabriel.
AUDIT:
Continued on page A7


Dogs decked


out in High


Springs


Special to Alachua County Today
Abby, a Rat Terrier, took Best in Show in
the 3rd annual Mutts and Pups Dog Show
in High Springs this past weekend.
By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS - High Springs was
taken over by the dogs Saturday with the 3rd
annual Mutts and Pups Dog Show at James
Paul Park.
With categories from most unusual to
most beautiful, dogs dressed as lobsters and
Gamblers all had their time in the spotlight.
Best in Show was taken up by Abby, a
MUT'S & PUPS:
Continued on page A8


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Obituary


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Hugh H. Colson, Jr.

Hugh H. Colson, Jr.,
age 78, passed away on
Wednesday, March 25,
2009 at North Florida
Regional Medical
Center. Mr. Colson
was a lifelong farmer
and rancher. He was a
member of the Antioch
Baptist Church. Hugh
was a veteran of the U. S.
Army and served during
the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his
wife of 54 years, Mary
L. Colson of LaCrosse,


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two daughters, Kathy
Colson of LaCrosse,
and Jan (Andy) Alligood
of Alachua; one son,
Mark (Dawn) Colson
of LaCrosse, three
granddaughters: Amber
and Andrea Alligood and
Lacy Colson; and one
sister, Louise Stidham of
Gainesville.
A Celebration of Life
was held Friday, March
27, 2009 at 1 p.m. at
Antioch Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made
to New Hope Cemetery


Association, P.O. Box
174, LaCrosse, FL
32658 orAntioch Baptist
Church, 3612 NW 177th
Avenue, Gainesville, FL
32609.
Arrangements were
under the care of Milam
Funeral And Cremation
Services, Gainesville,
FL.
Obituaries: The obit-
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are considered news
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County Today. Obitu-
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for style, space and
policy.


By GABRIELA IZARRA
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY - High
school students throughout
Alachua County will pass a
school-spirited reminder to
buckle their seatbelts every
time they leave campus,
courtesy of the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office.
Signs that read "Buckle
Up," and then identify the
school's mascot, have
been placed at the exit
of each Alachua County
High School. The first
sign, unveiled Monday
morning at Newberry High
School, read "Buckle Up
Panthers!"


Car accidents are the
leading cause of death
among teenagers ages 15 to
19, said Art Forgey, public
information officer at the
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office. Last year, four
students from Newberry
were killed in car crashes.
"If it helps one
[student], it's a huge
success," Forgey said.
As Alachua County
schools begin spring break
Friday, the signs were
unveiled Monday in an
effortto encourage students
to be safe throughout their
time off.
# # #


Jesse says, "The
man who smiles in
the face of trouble
is either brave
or covered by
insurance."


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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.
mAlachua (City) - Meets
the 1st and 3rd Monday
of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall.
:a*Alachua County - Meets
the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month at 9 a.m. at
Sthe County Administration
S Building, 12 SE 1st Street,
Room 209, Gainesville.
Citizen comments are
taken at.9:30 a.m. and 5:30
p.m.
NGainesville - Meets the
2nd and 4th Monday of
each month at I p.m. at
City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
*Hawthorne - Meets the
Ist and 3rd Tuesdays 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.
SLaCrosse - Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
NMicanopy - 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
SWaldo - Meets the 2nd
'Tuesday of each month at
'.7 p.m. at Yerkes Center.

'* April 4 Flea Market
'.Spaces Available - First
tUnited Methodist Church
,pf High Springs is having
their annual Flea Market
ipn Saturday, April 4 from 8
S.m. - 2 p.m. on the church
rounds at 17405 NW US
Hwy 441. Vendor spaces are
; available for $15 per 15'x20'
.pace. Reservations may be
madee by visiting or calling
the church Tuesday through
'Thursday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at
:86 454-1255. There will
also be a Rummage Sale,
pake 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.
:1 TheAlachua Historical
Society Collectors Day will
be on Sunday, April 19
at the Alachua Woman's
;:Club from 1-4 p.m.. There
-,is no charge but we would
love to have people bring
;their collections to share.
'Por more information,
contact Emelie Matthews at
352-226-0153.
* VendorAll Call for the
Seventh Annual Alachua
Spring Festival taking place
on Sunday, April 19 from
:1 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main
;Street in Downtown City
pfAlachua. This is always
:u all-around great family
Sunday afternoon! Sign Up
* byApril3,2009. Lookingfor
qualityy vendors: arts, crafts,
jewelry , home and garden,
writers, artists, musicians,
clowns, children's
activities, inspirational,
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fishing tackle and boaters
"toys", home improvement,
tools, quality yard sale
items, and anything that
makes people happy! Food
is very popular so we want
home baked goods, home
canned items, health foods
as well as professional
food vendors. Non-profit
organizations that wish
to share their information
along with a token gift to the
public (magnet, pens, etc.)
are welcome and the fee is
waived for these groups.
The cost is $45 Per 10 x
10 space. Save on the cost
and join ABL for $75 per
year and get a free space at
both festivals. The festival
is sponsored by Alachua
Business League and the
City of Alachua. For more
information, visit www.
alachuabusiness.com; email
rmorse47@yahoo.com, call
386-462-9552; Joan Sroka,
esroka2@yahoo.com, 352-
514-1258; or Kelly Harris
386-462-5010 or Kelly@
kellyskreations.com.
a Healtheducationclasses
at St. Matthews Baptist
Church - Shands Eastside
Community Relations and
Education Coordination,
welcomes Alachua's St.
Matthew's Baptist Church,
located at 15712 NW 140th
Street, Alachua, as a new
site for the Spring. 2009
Education Series. Cynthia
Moore Chestnut, Director
of the Shands Eastside
Community Relations
and Education Program,
stated, "We are delighted to
extend our services to the
Alachua Community. The
purpose of the classes is to
empower participants with
'preventive health education
information to 'take charge
of their health.'"
As the host church,
Pastor Adrian S. Weeks
accepts the opportunity to
provide a health ministry
for his congregation as well
as the Alachua Community.
Pastor Weeks is entering his
third year at St. Matthew's.
The Site Coordinators for
programs at St. Matthews
are Dorothy Blair and Velma


Edwards. Blair believes,
"You cannot educate people
without providing them the
educators."
"Get Fit to Gospel" will
be among the eight classes
offered at St. Matthew's
each week, beginning
Wednesday, April 1 at noon
through June 24. "Get
Fit to Gospel" will be
taught by Tammy Maren,
a University ofFlorida,
Health Education and
Behavior Intern who says,
"The class will encourage
participants to increase their
range of motion, strengthen
muscles and improve
activities for daily living to
the beat of gospel music, all
while_having fun." Other
classes to be offered include
"Eating Well on a Budget,"
"Yoga, Low Back Pain
-Strengthening Exercises"
and "Choices Benefits - Do
I Qualify?"
For more information on
preventive health education
classes offered through the
ShandsEastsideCommunity
Relations and Education
Coordination Office, contact
the Director of the Program,
.Cynthia Moore Chestnut at
352-733-0017 or chestc@
shands.ufl.edu.
* Milam Funeral Home
ofNewberry is holding their
llth Annual Easter Egg
Hunt on Saturday, April
4 from 10 a.m.-12 noon.
There will be a petting
zoo, moon walk, train
ride and mule wagon ride.
Refreshments will include
water, cookies, popcorn,
hot dogs and Kool-Aid. No
charge, but children need
to be accompanied by their
family and will need their
own baskets. Call 352-472-
5361 for information.
* ,Haven Hospice is
offering a six-week support
program for adult women
who are grieving the loss of
a mother. Please note that
date, time and location is
subject to change and will be
confirmed when you call to
register. While the sessions
are free, you must register
to attend. The program will
be held at Haven Hospice,


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Easter Sonrise Services
on Sunday, April 12 at 8
a.m. Following the sunrise
services will be a breakfast
and a children's Easter Egg
Hunt. The community is
invited to attend. LaCrosse
Baptist Church is located in
LaCrosse at 5700 NW 203rd
Place (SR 121 and 235).
* The Seventh Annual
Alachua Spring Festival
will be on Sunday, April
19 from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Main Street in
downtown Alachua. It will
be a great all-around family
Sunday afternoon. Stroll
along Historic Downtown
Main Street, Alachua,
lined with lovely Victorian
homes, enjoy delicious food
while listening to music all
afternoon.
Enjoy arts, crafts,
jewelry, plants and trees,
children's activities, painted
glass, gift baskets, bargains,
home improvement, and
things that make people
smile! For the adventurous
we'll have the giant pinball,
bounce houses and bungee
swing. For citizens there
will be a lot of helpful
community information
including LifeSouth Blood
Mobile, Health Insurance,
Library Services, Education,
Parenting, American Cancer,
Society and more.
S-Food will range from
pizza to BBQ to frozen treats
with sandwiches, steak and
baked crispy chicken. Main
Street Pizzeria, The Ivy
House, p'diddles Caf6, and
Beef'O'Brady's will be open
and ready to serve. Unique
gift shops, consignments,
antiques, bookseller and


other quaint shops will be
open.
The event is free and
open to the public, and is
sponsored by The Alachua
Busirifss League and The


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For more information
go to www.alachuabusiness.
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NOTICE OF

APPLICATION
The Department of Environmental Protection announces
receipt of an application for permit from Florida Concrete
Recycling, Inc. to construct a waste processing facility,
which, will process wood, concrete and glass. This
proposed project will be located at 18515 SW Archer
Road in Alachua County. This application is being
processed and is available for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm., Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Waste
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ORCHARD:
Continuedfrom page A 1

Nearly 400,000 honey bees are the couple's only helpers
those buds were exposed fruits to bloom. In 1996 Franklins hire are the in the 0 acres o6 plants.
to the cold, they died the Franklin couple bought nearly 400,000 honey bees Being raised in Singapore,
before blooming, leaving what was a 28-acre hay raised on the property that Franklin said she was not
no chance of reviving the field and planted a couple pollinate the fruit all year exposed to much gardening
peaches until next year. of persimmon trees and long. The bees are also on the small island and
According to Franklin, blueberry plants. Four the only foreigners that had to teach herself how to
the fruit could have been years later, the orchard touch the fruit, since the garden through books she
saved by a constant water was opened as a U-Pick orchard is also pesticide borrowed from libraries.
from a sprinkler that operation and has since and insecticide free. After "I've always loved
would melt the ice before expanded with apple, grape, a three year transition messing and playing with
it destroyed the plant, pear, peaches and chestnut out of using commercial dirt and seeing things
Although Franklin and plants that cover 10 acres of fertilizer, Franklin said the grow," Franklin said. "You
her husband applied for a the farm. orchard soon will also be don't know what people put
well permit to install the "It was a part-time completely organic. in food, so it's best to grow
sprinklers near the peach hobby, but it ended up being While the honey your own."
trees, the lengthy process more work than any job bees work incessantly, Although the hundreds
did not approve the permit in our lifetimes," Franklin the Franklins follow by of customers who come to
until after the damage was said. "We came here to working from sunrise to the orchard to pick fruit will
done. retire, and it is nothing like sunset pruning fruit trees, not have peaches this year,
But Franklin is used to that now, but we enjoy it." trimming dead limbs, Franklin said the rest of
waiting on generations of The only help the irrigating and pulling weeds the fruit in the orchard and
her plans for the business
will keep people coming.
The Franklins are opening
a bakery on the orchard
to make jelly, cake, pies
and jarred honey, with all
Ingredients coming straight
from the fruit trees they
hand planted 13 years ago.
"It's a labor of love we
have here," Franklin said.
"Meet and Greet" Mr. Dean, April 2, 5:30-7:00 "Everything we produce
comes right from our land,
S and that's how we like it."
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Paid Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Douglas Dean for City Commissioner Seat 5


JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL

PUBLIC NOTICE

HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT

PROGRAM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management
have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given
of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in
the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with
Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public
Law 93-288, as amended.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and
evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and
safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required
to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting
floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public
participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-
income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable
federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and
conditions.

Applicant:
City of Alachua




Project Title:
1. FEMA 1545-100-R: DCA Application 07HM-4@-03-11-02-037, Lincoln Gardens Project
2. FEMA 1545-109-R: DCA Application 07HM-4@-03-11-02-037, Mulberry Landings
Project
3. FEMA 1545-129-R DCA Application No. 07HM-4@-03-11-02-073, Wastewater Treatment
Plant Road

Location of Proposed Work:
The area affected by this project consists of homes in the following locations:
1. NW 158th Avenue; NW 158th Place; NW 159th Place; NW 137th to the intersection of NW
158th Avenue and 1,375 feet south of the intersection; and'NW 140th to the intersection of
NW 158th Avenue and 1,375 feet south of the intersection;
2. NW 141st Street (Main Street) and NW 150thAvenue; and
3. NW 126th Terrace

Proposed Work and Purpose:
1. The Lincoln Gardens project consists of the construction of installing curb and gutter where
it does not exist in the neighborhood and installing a closed infiltration system on select
streets. The closed infiltration system consists of pervious concrete in lieu of the gutter with
a rain crate below it. The intent is to percolate as much water as possible thereby reducing
runoff.

2. The Mulberry Landings project consists of the construction of catch basins within the
parking lots; curb inlets; underground piping; and maintenance cleaning of the downstream
stormwater management facility. The intent is to reduce flooding.

3. The Wastewater Treatment Plant Road project consists of the of re-grading roadside swales,
replacing culverts, installing a new cross drain culvert, and the cleaning of an existing
stormwater management facility in Alachua, Florida. The intent is to reduce flooding.

Project Alternatives:
The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action
alternative and 2) Lincoln Gardens: Acquisition of the flooded facilities; Mulberry Landing:
Acquisition of the flooded facilities; Wastewater Treatment Plant Road: Acquisition of the
flooded facilities. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under
Alternative 1) repetitive flooding is not alleviated and the needs of the community would not be
served; and Alternative 2) does not retain fabric of the community and is cost prohibitive, and
therefore not practicable.

Comment Period:
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested
parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments
should be made in writing and addressed to the Florida Division of Emergency Management,
Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100.
These are due within 15 days of this notice (April 17, 2009). The State will forward comments
to applicable regulatory agencies as needed. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain
more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by
contacting:


Danielle J. Judd, Assistant City Manager
City of Alachua


(386) 418-6132
djudd@cityofalachua.com


Kimberly Davis, State Environmental Liaison Officer (850) 922-5779 '
Florida Division of Emergency Management Kimberly.Davis@em.myflorida.com

Richard Myers, FEMA Environmental Liaison Officer (407) 268-8812
Federal Emergency Management Agency Richard.Myers@dhs.gov
(Published: Alachua County Today - April 02, 2009)


Early morning


burglary nets laptop


loss for resident


Today Staff Report

HIGH SPRINGS -
A High Springs resident
called the High Springs
Police Department (HSPD)
early Tuesday morning
reporting that her home on
SE Railroad Avenue had
been burglarized. The caller
said she had left her house
approximately 10 minutes
earlier, and upon her return
she saw a black male
leaving her home with her
laptop computer. When the
victim yelled at the suspect
to leave her computer, the
robber ignored her, and
instead entered an older
model Toyota two door,
possibly a Celica, with a
North Carolina tag. The
suspect fled the area and
a search by HSPD officers
was unsuccessful.
The thief was described
as a black male, 20 to 30
years ofage, approximately


5'08," with a medium
build, wearing a light blue
and white colored bandana
on his head. The vehicle
was described as an older
model white sedan with
a loose or hanging black
front bumper.
The caller said when
she left her home before
the burglary occurred, she
saw the same white Toyota
sedan at an intersection
close to her home. A pink
pillow case was visible in
the rear window of the car.
HSPD urges anyone
with information
concerning the identity or
whereabouts of the suspect
or vehicle to contact the
department at 386-454-
1415. Callers can also
remain anonymous and
be eligible for a reward by
calling Crime Stoppers at
352-372-7867(STOP).
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PASSAGE Family Church
invites you to a heart moving


ALTERNATIVES PUBLIC MEETING


1-75 / US-441 Interchange
Alochua County, Florida


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The Florida Department of Transportation invites you to attend a public meeting to
discuss proposed transportation improvements for the 1-75 / US-441 Interchange
project. This meeting will be held Thursday, April 23, 2009, in the Alachua City
Commission Chambers, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida 32615.
You are invited to attend anytime between 4:30 p.m.and 6:30 p.m. to review and
discuss the exhibits and have your questions answered by staff. Beginning at
6:30 p.m. there will be a presentation followed by an opportunity for public
comment. Florida Department of Transportation District Two policy prohibits
materials and/or exhibits in our workshops, meetings, or hearings that are not the
property of the Department. Therefore, no outside party will be allowed to display or
hand out materials in any of these events.
The Department is currently conducting a Project Development and Environment
study on the 1-75 / US-441 Interchange. Alternatives being studied include, but are
not limited to, improved ramp configurations, improved cross street configurations,
improvements at intersections with cross roads and/or an interchange at a new
location.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, disability or family status. Persons who require special
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require
translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms. Debrah Miller at the number
below at least seven (7) days before the public meeting.
All interested persons are invited to attend this public meeting to review and discuss
this transportation project. If you need project information or if you have any
questions please contact:

Ms. Debrah Miller, Project Manager (800)-749-2967
Florida Department of Transportation or (386) 961-7793
1109 S. Marion Avenue, MS 2007 Fax: (386)-758-750i
Lake City, FL 32025-5874 E-mail: debrah.miller@dot.state.fl.us
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


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KINCAID: I
Continued from page A I
the restoration fund of the
Kincaid building, the oldest
known wooden building in
Alachua County.
This year, Newberry's
Community Unity Day
will have about 35 booths
providing information to
the community, a health
fair with free services
and several food and
merchandise vendors.
"What it's about is just
getting all the community
together in the Newberry
area," said BarbaraHendrix,
president of the Newberry
Main Street Organization.
Some of the businesses
and organizations involved
in the festival include
Alachua County Supervisor
of Elections, the Newberry
Branch Library, Florida
Telecommunications,
Relay for Life, First Baptist
Church, Christian Life
Fellowship, Newberry
High School and its student
goverment,HavenHospice


building to house Newberry Museum


of Florida, Hospice of the
Nature Coast and Healthy
Start, a program with the
Alachua County Health
Department.
The health fair,
coordinated by Newberry
High School's nurse,
Martha Conrad, will
consist of one or two tents
providing services such as
free blood pressure checks.
Also, a pharmacist from
Hitchcock's Market will
be available to examine
any medications brought in
to make sure there are no
health hazards associated
with certain medication
combinations, Hendrix
said.
A bloodmobile will
also be set up to take blood
donations.
The Newberry Main
Street Organization's
mission is to promote
economic development in
the downtown area while
preserving Newberry's


CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

PUBLIC NOTICE

INFORMATION SESSION

ON EIGHT (8) PROPOSED

AMENDMENTS TO CITY

OF ALACHUA CHARTER

All interested parties are encouraged to attend an information
session on eight (8) proposed Amendments to the City of
Alachua Charter that has been scheduled for APRIL 2, 2009,
AT 6:00 PM, in the Alachua City Hall Commission Chambers,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The session will be presented by the City ofAlachua and is an
opportunity for all citizens to obtain information and present
questions on the eight (8) proposed Amendments to the City of
Alachua Charter that will appear on the April 14, 2009 general
election ballot.

For more details, please visit the City of Alachua's official
website www.cityofalachua.com . The eight (8) proposed
Amendments to the City of Alachua Charter, along with a
Sample Election Ballot may be found on our website's Home
Page, under the heading "Proposed Charter Amendments."
If you have any questions on this notice, please contact Ms.
Danielle J. Judd, Assistant City Manager, City ofAlachua, 386
418-6132.

(Published: Alachua County Today -
March 26 and April 2, 2009)


past, said Anne Alfano,
promotions chairperson
and treasurer.
The Kincaid building,
built in 1880 by Stringfellow
and Williams, is the
only remaining wooden
commercial building of
historic interest in Alachua
County. Although originally
constructed in Jonesville,
the building was moved to
its present site by Thomas
Kincaid, who then opened
a general store.
"It's a very big part
of our history in Alachua
County and the life that
was led long.before we got
here," Alfano said. "We
need to preserve that."
The Kincaid building
has survived for more than
a century, even through
Newberry's fire in 1902,
Alfano said.


When the funds are
sufficient, the Newberry
Main Street Organization
hopes to open a museum
in the Kincaid building
showcasing Newberry's
historical pieces.
The city has applied
for national, statewide
and private grants to help
preserve the building
and finance the project.
Newberry's Main Street
Organization also is trying
to raise funds through the
Community Unity Day
Festival and from Kincaid
T-shirt sales.
"It is a building that is
in dire need of renovating,
or were going to lose it,"
Alfano said.
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City ofAlachua


PLANNING AND ZONING

BOARD

NOTICE OF VACANCY

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
ofAlachua.

Applications may be obtained in person at City Hall,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Mon'day 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, April 10, 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 -
April 02 and 09, 2009)


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City of Newberry, Florida

INFORMATION CONCERNING BALLOT ISSUES
FOR APRIL 14,2009
-------------------- ----------**
OFFICIAL BALLOT
REGULAR ELECTION
CITY OF NEWBERRY, FLORIDA
APRIL14, 2009
* tfyoam�eos ml�>BS.dw~t>asetatlt a �mB


Group IV
c. E 'Cpn . ins ant ....
(Vote for One)
OW ll Con* - Incumbent
QsumaanParker
Mayor
(V ote t ont)
ODebble Campbell
Johfn Gainter -Inouwbent
C0Bany L Oreen, 8r.
QHairfy Nictols
APPROVAL OF CHARTER REVISIONS
Do you vote to adulpt the revIsed Charter of the
City ofNiW4ilnyPlortda7
OYES
ONO
APPROVAL OF CHARTER REVISIONS
The Charter Review Board consisting of Newberry Citizens, a Commis-
sioner and the City Attorney has worked for over two years to present a
draft Charter to the Citizens. The Charter revisions include updating
and simplifying language; removing sections that are already provided
for by state law and drafting the Charter so that it reflects the actual
procedures used by the City of Newberry government. Generally, the
Charter has been reduced from an extensive 106 page document to a
21 page document that is more understandable.

* In the event of a "no" vote for Charter revisions the current Charter
would remain.
* In the event of a "yes" vote for Charter revisions the revised version
approved by the Charter Review Board and the City Commission would
replace the current Charter.

Your City Commissioners are available to speak with you regarding
their.personal experience in serving as a commissioner. Pledse feel
free to contact your commissioners with any questions you may have
regarding this issue.

COPIES OF THE REVISED CHARTER DRAFTARE AVAILABLEAT CITY HALLOR
BY EMAIL
(Published: Alachua County Today - March 26 and April 2, 2009.)


The Uty or Alacnua will nave an election April 1 4, zuu, ror Cty
Commission Seats 4 and 5. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The City is using three polling places for the 2009 election.
IMPORTANT: These polling places might be different from the one
you used when voting in last year's elections.

If you are assigned to Alachua County Precinct 3, you will vote at either:
1. Alachua County Fire Station #21
13815 U.S. Highway 441 or
2. City of Alachua Recreation Center
Cards will be mailed to all voters in Precinct 3 who will be assigned to the Fire Station.

If you are assigned to Alachua County Precinct 63, you will vote at:
Plantation Oaks at Turkey Creek
11400 Turkey Creek Blvd.


Poll workers*


Fire Station (70) Recreation Center (3) Turkey Creek (63)
Delores Wheeler Judy Malphurs Sam Ulbing
Debra Davis Mary Grady Richard Traud
J.R. Cannady Ron Tristani Mike Croce
Elaine Green DeeDee McClain Karen Williams
Thelma Welch Thelma Hammon Pam Schutzler
Poll workers subject Ella Thomas Sharon Traud
to change.


SAMPLE BALLOT
* GENERAL ELECTION
CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA
APRIL 14, 2009
a TO VOTE COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL 0 NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.
S Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
S If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count
S CITY OF ALACHUA COMMISSION CITY OF ALACHUA CHARTER AMENDMENTS

S ALACHUA CITY COMMISSION NUMBER 3 NUMBER 6
GROUP 4 ARTICLE III - LEGISLATIVE, ARTICLE V - QUALIFICATIONS AND
(Vote for One) SECTION 3.08 (A)' ELECTIONS, SECTION 5.04
S OMichael Canney"
S CDOrien Hills City Commission Meetings Canvassing Board
* ALACHUA CITY COMMISSION Shall the Charter be amended to.provide Shall the Charter be amended to allow
GROUP S that City Commission Meetings shall be at the City Commission to appoint a
Vote for One) tmes and places as prescribed by law and Canvassing Board for City elections
" ODouglasgDean City Commission Rules? whose duties, responsibilities, and
" CDGary Hardacre procedures shall be as set by
S ogr ard Shall the above-described amendment be applicable lawand City Ordinances?
* j Rodger Mallard adopted?
CITY OF ALACHUA CHARTER Shall the above-described amendment
AMENDMENTS (DForApproval be adopted?
SNUMBER I CAgalnstApproval )OForApproval
ARTICLE III - LEGISLATIVE, NUMBER 4 AgainstApproval
SECTIONS 3.01-3.05 AND 3.07 ARTICLE IV -ADMINISTRATIVE, NUMBER 7
4 ARTICLE V- QUALIFICATIONS AND SEC NUMBER 4
ELECTIONS SECTION 4.1 ARTICLE IX - PLANNING & ZONING
SECTIONS 6.01, 6.02 (A) AND 5.03 City Manager Residency BOARD, SECTION 9.02
Elected Mayor arer e Planning & Zoning Board Meetings
Shall the Charter be amended to require
a Shall the Charter be amended to create a the City Manager to be a resident of the Shall the Chatter be amended to
specific elected seat for the office of ity within six months of appointment, provide that Planning & Zoning Board
e voer? unless the City Commission agrees In meetings shall be at times and places
a writing to allow the City Manager to reside as prescribed by law and as may be
Shall the above-described amendment be outside the City limits? directed by the Cty Commisslon?
adopted? Shall the above-described amendment be Shall the above-described amendment
S ( For Approval adopted? be adopted?
* For Approval
S OAgalnst Approval O For Approval O For Approval a
NUMBER 2 CAgalnst Approval CAgalnst Approval
ARTICLE III - LEGISLATIVE, NUMBER NUMBER 8
SECTION 3.06 (C) ARTICLE V - QUALIFICATIONS AND ARTICLE IX - PLANNING & ZONING
Prohibitions on Former Elected City ELECTIONS, SECTION 6.03 BOARD, SECTIONS 9.04-0.06
Officialporm of Ballot Planning & Zoning Board Duties
Shall te Charter be amended to provide Shall the ChartCharter be amended to prove e so that
that the City Commission may waive the that a symbol or any other method Planning and Zoning Board duties shall
provision that prohibits a former elected prescribed by law, shall be used to vote be it accordance with applicable law
City official to hold any compensated either for or against an amendment to the and as directed by the City
appointed office or become a City Charter?Commission?
employee until one (1) year after either the
expiration of the term of office or vacation Shall the above-described amendment be Shal the above-described amendment
of the office? adopted? be adopted?
Shall the above-described amendment be Q For Approval CForApproval
adopted?
C)Against Approval )Agalnst Approval
OFor Approval .
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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APRIL 14, 2009, CITY OF ALACHUA
CITY COMMISSION ELECTION, PLEASE CALL DIANE MORGAN, ASSISTANT DEPUTY
CITY CLERK, OR DEPUTY CITY CLERK ALAN HENDERSON AT 386-418-6100, OR E-MAIL
AT AHENDERSON@CITYOFALACHUA.COM OR DMORGAN@CITYOFAL,: HIIA (i: '


ELECTION RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON THE CITY'S WEB SITE FOLLOWING THE ELECTION AT WWW.CITYOFALACHUA.COM


Proclamation of the lapor of Iadtlua
I, Jean talderwood, Mayor of the City of Alachua, Florida, do hereby proclaim:
An election is called.for Tuesday, April 14, 2009, for the purpose of filling Seats 4 and 5 on the
Alachua City Commission;
The successful candidates shall serve a three-year term, ending in April of 2012;
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the City Recreation Center, Turkey Creek, and the
Fire Station;
The names of the inspectors and clerks are as follows: Delores Wheeler, Elaine Green, Debra Davis,
Thelma Welch, Ella Thomas, Judy Malphurs, DeeDee McClain, Thelma Hammon, Sharon Traud, Ron
Tristani, Sam Ulbing, Pam Schutzler, Richard Traud, and Karen Williams.
This information and the names of inspectors and clerks to serve at each location shall be published in
an informational advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation for four weeks prior to the election.
Hereby witness my signature and the seal of the City of Alachua this 9th day of February 2009.



J~an Calderwood, Mayor


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A6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY VOICE OF THE HEARTLANDS THURSDAY, APRIL 02, 2009





Voice of the Heartland



a nea (Cont Oap r ...
ESTABLISHED AI 2000


ELLEN B. BOUKARI
Executive Editor


GAIL G. LUPARELLO
Publisher
ALACHUA TODAY, INC.


BRYAN BOUKARI
Managing Editor


Alachua County Today

Policy Statement


- Alachua County Today
is dedicated to reporting
news and events relevant to
all citizens of the Heartland
Communities. Above all,
the staff is dedicated to
policies of fairness and ob-
jectivity, and to avoiding
What is sometimes charac-
terized as "agenda journal-
ism."
SAlachua County Today
is not a Republican news-
paper, not a Democratic


paper. Nor is it a liberal or
conservative paper.
Alachua County Today
is a newspaper dedicated
to: (1) balanced reporting
of news and events relevant
to the community, and (2)
reporting on all significant
social, economic and politi-
cal issues and problems
that the staff believes
should be of concern to our
readers.


Vote at AlachuaCountyToday.com I [ 1 I

READER This week's poll: Is government Last week's poll: Should Alachua
getting too involved in running move to an elected mayor instead of ...64% No..%Dot Know.2
OPINION private companies? allowing commissioners to decide? VOTES 44


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On the
Voters in the City of Alachua
Swill soon have an opportunity
; to cast their ballots to.elect two
': V commissioners and approve
:~r deny eight amendments to the City's
charter. Last week, the Alachua County
today editorial board expressed specific
concernss regarding three of these proposed
,amendments.
In this editorial, the board will endorse


�two commission candidates and review
' d, pro\ ide recommendations for each of ,1
eheei bfP'rbosed- charter amendment ipr-
Bderef their appearance on the ballot.
Alachua County Today wholeheartedly
supports incumbent commissioner Orien
Hills for Group 4. Hills is being challenged
by Michael Canney who is no stranger to
politics in Alachua and elsewhere. As a
.veteran on the commission, Hills brings
:an important historical perspective tothe
-board that would otherwise be lost.
SOver the last decade, Hills, although
-generally quiet, has proven he is astute
:to the issues facing the City .of Alachua
:and is willing to fight for causes in which
:he believes. Hills' opponent on the
:other hand, Canney, has proven through
:his activism that he's willing to lead the
charge at driving any issue - right into the
:ground.
Canney does not possess the necessary
skills of negotiation and compromise
to work with a panel of four other
commissioners. Canney, the residual of
a nearly disbanded Alachua Leadership
Alliance (ALA), comes attached with
:baggage - lots of it. Speaking more
directly, Canney has been involved in and
lost numerous court cases against the City
of Alachua - the same agency he's now
*seeking to represent.
SAlachua County Today believes the
choice between Hills and Canney is crystal
clear. Voters should re-elect Commissioner
Orien Hills who will continue to be a
:steady guide on the commission.
The choice among candidates in Group
:5 is not as simple as it is between Hills
and Canney. Still, Alachua County Today
stands firmly behind Gary Hardacre as the
next commissioner to fill Group 5. Facing
off against Douglas Dean and Rodger
Mallard, Hardacre has his hands full as all
three candidates seem qualified to serve.
Dean has not been active on Alachua's
political front save a short time in which
he lobbied to have the city build a
skateboard park. Perhaps Dean would
make a great future commissioner, but we
believe he should first aim to get involved
at another level before seeking a role on
the commission.
Mallard, meanwhile, served as
commissioner several years ago and
most recently began getting reacquainted
with Alachua's government through a
position on the Planning and Zoning
Board. While Mallard might, too, be a
fine commissioner, he has not become a
familiar face in the audience at Alachua's


ballot


commission meetings. The Alachua
County Today editorial board would like
to see Mallard take on a more interactive
role as a citizen.
All three candidates might be equipped
to serve the citizenry of Alachua well, but
in our view, only one has the track record
to prove it - Hardacre.
Hardacre has long served on the City of
Alachua Planning and Zoning Board and
represented the interests of Alachua and
its citizens. While serving on that board,
Hardadre provided meaningful debate and
consistently did his homework to research
the issues on which he was expected cast
a vote. Even with tough issues at hand,
Hardacre reasonably substantiated his
decisions.
One of three candidates must be selected
to take on a vital role as commissioner -
taking the place of outgoing commissioner
James Lewis. After more than 40 years on
the commission, Lewis is leaving behind
a legacy of growth that will not easily be
carried by one commissioner.
While Hardacre and Lewis likely
differ in a great many areas, we trust that
Hardacre along with the rest ofAlachua's
commission will see to it that this small
city of some 9,000 residents continues its
trend of positive growth.
Alachua County Today endorses both
Commissioner Orien Hills and Gary
Hardacre in the 2009 election.
Alachua County Today believes charter
amendments should be carefully considered
and adopted in a judicious manner. While
several of the eight proposed charter
amendments are sensible and beneficial,
others give us reason to pause.
It is this board's recommendation that
voters cast ballots against approving just
two of the eight amendments.
Our complete list of recommended
votes is as follow.

Amendment 1: Vote against approval
- We do not believe it is a wise decision
to transfer the selection of the mayor
from commissioners to voters as outlined
in the Alachua County Today March
26, 2009 editorial. This amendment
is a recipe for disaster as it allows a
potentially unqualified, inexperienced
and ill prepared candidate to stand at the
helm of the City of Alachua. Perhaps
worse, an ill-intentioned candidate could
guise themselves as moderate during the
election and turnout later to be revealed as
a leader on the fringe.

Amendment 2: Vote against
approval - In our view, it is conceivable
the commission could create a new paid
city position, and under this amendment
let one of those same commissioners walk
directly from his or her elected office
into the newly created position without
any lapse in time. The charter's existing
language provides the exact protections


the amendment seemingly seeks to
undermine.

Amendment 3: Vote for approval
- This would provided the sometimes
needed flexibility in the scheduling of
City Commission meetings by giving the
commissioners the autonomy to change
dates of meetings in the face of unforeseen
circumstances.

Amendment 4: Vote for approval
- While this editorial board has some
reservations with this amendment, in
general, we support the concept that
a particularly excellent city manager
candidate could possibly live outside of
the city limits. Alachua County Today
suggests that a safer amendment would
include maximum distances from the city
limits that a city manager might live.

Amendment 5: Vote for approval -
This amendment quite simply brings the
charter into conformance with modern
voting methods.

Amendment 6: Vote for approval -
Amendment 6 reinforces and clarifies the
selection and role of the Canvassing Board
which judges the outcome of elections.

Amendment 7: Vote for approval
- Like Amendment 3, Amendment 7
provides for the often needed flexibility in
the meetings of the Planning and Zoning
Board.

Amendment 8: Vote for approval
- Under the current charter, much of the
direction of the city's future growth is
governed under the Planning and Zoning
Board which is made up members appointed
by the commission. Amendment 8 shifts
some of that burden and responsibility to
the commission which is more directly
connected with the will of the public.
Under Amendment 8, the Planning and
Zoning Board would act in accordance
with applicable law and as directed by the
City Commission.
As in every election, Alachua Count
Today encourages voters to become
educated on the issues and the candidates
which will be determined by the outcome
of the 2009 election. An educated and
informed electorate is better equipped to
determine the direction of its government.
While we endorse Commissioner Orien
Hills and Gary Hardacre for commission,
each voter is ultimately tasked with making
his or her own decision during the April 14
election. Likewise, we encourage voters to
turn down Amendment 1 and Amendment
2 but voters should become informed and
make wise decisions about the proposed
changes to the city's core document - its
charter.


Support for Dean
I am writing this
letter to offer my
support to Douglas
Dean for Alachua
Cit. Commissioner.
I have personally
known Doug for 25
years. He is a man of
strong moral character,
a devoted father,
husband and a very
ethical businessman.
In today's world of
compromised values
we need someone
who stands firm in
his beliefs. He is an
expert in many of the
environmental issues
that we face today.
Doug is innovative and
can think "outside the
box." He will bring
fresh, new ideas to the
commission and help
Alachua grow. while
maintaining its small
town integrity. The
city would benefit
from electing Doug
to the Alachua City
Commission.
Dianne Junior
Gainesville, FL







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GRPS aI: Grapski has 30 days to pay up
Con tinued from page Al1


other charges, he now has
to contend with $4,000 in
fines resulting from the
Tuesday hearing.
Administrative Law
Judge Kent Wetherell at
the Florida Department of
Administrative Hearings
(DOAH) ruled that Grapski
was guilty of four separate
counts of election law
violations. The first of
those violations dates back
to 2006 when Grapski was
a candidate for the Florida
House of Representatives.
In that instance, the court
determined that then-
candidate Grapski failed to
file his Q2 financial report
in a timely manner.
Wetherell determined


that Grapski was guilty of
violations in three separate
instances during the
activist's 2007 run for City
of Alachua commissioner.
Beginning on March 14,
2007, Grapski failed to file
his campaign treasurer's
report. Then again on March
23, 2007, Grapski again
failed to file his campaign
treasurer's report. During
the third reporting period of
that election, Grapski filed
an incomplete campaign
treasurer's report.
It is likely Grapski
didn't do himself any favors
by failing to show up for his
March 30 final hearing on
the violations. Moreover,
the final hearing had been


postponed several times
to accommodate Grapski's
incarceration among other
circumstances. Monday's
hearing was scheduled
after Wetherell had been
informed Grapski had been
released from the Alachua
County Jail earlier this
year.
Wetherell slapped
Grapski with a $1,000 fine,
the maximum allowed,
for each of the violations
brought forward. That total
of $4,000 must be paid
within 30 days ofTuesday's
order according to the court
documents.
# # #


RED-LIGHT:
Continuedfrom page If state bill passes, city fines will

become moving violations


Current law prevents the
state from using cameras
to issue traffic citations to
red-light runners without
an officer witnessing the
offense. But cities across the
country are getting around
that by installing red-light
cameras through private
companies and issuing
city fines, without points,
instead.
"These are things that
have become very popular,
not only in the state but in the
country," said City Manager
James Drumm. ."It's very
easy to park a patrol car at
the intersection, but it's very
costly. This is an alternative
way of keeping safety."
According to High
Springs Police Chief James
Troiano, the city fine
would run around $100 for
the driver running a red
light, and cameras will be
provided and installed by the
chosen company at no cost
to the city. Instead, the city
and the company will share
the revenue from citations,
with about 80 percent of the
citation going to the city's
general fund and 20 percent
to the camera company.
Troiano estimated a
possible $2,400 per day paid
to teg ity in citations if 15


drivers run red lights every
day at both intersections
where the cameras will be
installed. And while skeptics
argue the cameras are just an
easy way for cities to gain
revenue, city officials said
the two intersections ofU.S.
441 and North Main Street
and'Northwest First Avenue
and North Main Street are
danger zones.
"I'm in favor of this
because every time I'm first
in line and the light changes,
I'm in the habit of sitting
there and looking both
ways," said Commissioner
Diane Shupe. "People
almost feel they have a right
to run the red light. We don't
have the right, and it is a
safety issue."
If the Florida Legislature
passes the bill for state-run
cameras, the city citations
will change to $150 moving
violations with points and
insurance penalties. Twq-
thirds of that ticket will be
put toward a state mandated'
trauma unit fund,, and the
remaining fine will go to the
city.
Various studies conflict
about the effectiveness of
the cameras in reducing
accidents. A 2001 study in
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monitored by red-light
cameras had a 37 percent
decrease in frort-to-side
crashes. But a recent study
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Health found that cameras
significantly increase rear-
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Drumm said city officials
are indifferent on whether
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expect to see the cameras at
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AUDIT:
Continued from page Al

Some success attributed to first financial

software upgrade since 1980s


"It is very uncommon
to have a report where your
audit has no suggestions
for improvement,"
Gabriel said to the City
Commission. "Your city is
in fine, fine condition. We
actually added money to
the general fund balance
and ended up with more
money in the cash reserves
than we did last year."
In fact, the city's
general fund ended with a
$75,000 surplus and $11.3
million in total net assets,
said High Springs financial
directorHelenMcIver.With
the city's $125,000 Florida
Recreation Development
AsSistance Program grant
and a $900,000 Community
Development Block Grant,
used to rehabilitate homes
in the area, the city was
able make improvements
without using money from
city taxpayers to do it,
Mclver added.
City Manager James
Drumm contributed some
success to the city's first
upgrade of the record
keeping software since the
1980s, which helped better
organize the finances in
each department. And with
the Florida Legislature's
recent tightening on taxes
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also helped prevent any
deficits.
"We know we shouldn't
bank on something you
don't have yet," Drumm
said. "If extra money
comes in, you'll be fine,
but it is always better to
underestimate."
City audits give
residents and officials a
glimpse at the financial
health of the city by
examining management,
policies, budgeting and
expenditures. Problems
with the audit in past years
have had to do with keeping
track of overlooked assets
like forgotten equipment
owned by the. city and a
lack of policy for replacing
employees that ard out,
sick.
"When they found these
things in the past, we took
them as a challenge to one
by one check them off,"
Drumm said. "We didn't
want any improvements
this year, and we're glad
we didn't, but if we had
them, we were ready for
them."
With five years of
leadership from Drumm,
the city has gradually seen


a reduction in suggestions
for improvement in each
year's audit: He said
the financial success 'is
from a strong partnership
among himself and the
commission, staff and
financial department.
In looking toward the
future, Drumm said the city
may have to work harder
in issues like funding as
the Florida Legislature
may cap taxes in cities
statewide, which will put
a burden on city finances
as inflation goes up. Alsd
with the current installation
of the city's first sewer
system, the water fund is
stressed from having to
lend to the sewer fund, and
may end up reaching into
more reserves.
"I think what this shows
is the work that has been
done in the city," Mclver
said. "In the long term, -it
betters the city in what we
do for our resources. It
shows the city is in stable
financial condition aNrd
that we've been proactive
in being sure we keep the
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ELECTION: 1
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Candidates for Seat 5

Douglas Dean
Dean has been an
Alachua resident since
1979. He and his wife of
nearly 25 years have a son
and an exchange student
from Japan, who has lived
with them for three years.
He has owned and operated
his own business, Matrix
Compliance Services, for 11
years.
S"Making the most of
resources is .now in my
DNA, and I'd like the
opportunity to apply this
business-minded .approach
to government," he said.
"I offer a business mindset
coupled with real experience
in helping a city to operate
wisely, saving money."
Dean said he has seen
hostility in Gainesville and
other communities toward
growth, and he appreciates
Alachua's business;friendly
attitude.
"I welcome the growth
that is projected along
Highway 441 south of town,
and it's sorely needed to help
pay for the new wastewater
plant expansion and other


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city infrastructure needs,"
he said.
However, Dean said he
wants to protect Alachua's
charm.
"We will always need to
take a step back and consider
carefully any growth that
might threaten the aspects
that makeAlachua deserving
of its title, "The Good Life
Community,'" he said.

Gary Hardacre
Hardacre has lived in the
Alachua area since 1987.
He has been married for 10 '
years and has three children
and five grandchildren. He
retired from.AT&T in 2008
after 42 years and has been
involved with community
committees such as the
Planning and Zoning Board,
the Boy Scouts and Alachua
Lion's Club.
"I've had a lot to do
with setting the direction
of our city because I've
been involved in many
organizations over the
years," Hardacre said.
Hardacre said he is a
good negotiator and believes
he can lobby our legislators.
"I believe in win/win


situations when possible,"
he said.
Hardacre said he
believes the city is going
in a positive direction in
terms of development, but
as commissioner, he would
monitor the growth to
make sure Alachua retains
its small-town atmosphere
and protects its natural
resources.
He said he also feels the
city should closely monitor
the money it is spending
during the tough economic
times. He said he wants to
look for ways to cut costs
while maintaining the
quality of service the city is
used to.
"The city's given tax
reductions in the past, and
I'd like to continue to look
for ways where we can take
some of the tax burden off
our citizens," he said.

Rodger Mallard
Mallard has been
a citizen of Alachua
since 1976. He has been
married for 31 years and
has four children and six
grandchildren. He retired
from Alachua County Fire


Rescue a year ago after 35
years and as Vice-Chair of
the Planning and Zoning
Board about a month ago.
He also served in the Navy
and coached baseball for 30
years. He currently works
as an emergency medical
service coordinator for
North Florida Regional and
Lake City Medical Center.
Mallard also served on
the Alachua Commission
from 1980-1983 and held
the position of mayor in
1981.
"I'm a public servant,
and I have been my whole
life," he said.
He said he believes in
smart growth for the cityand
wants to attract businesses
that are clean and a good
match for the community.
"In the Fire Rescue,
people trusted me with their
lives and their property," he
said. "I feel like they can
have that same trust in me
as a public' servant to be the
voice of the community."

Candidates for Seat 4


and a willingness to reach
out to a broad constituency,"
'he said. "I would work hard
to be a commissioner for the
entire community."
He said he believes
in open government and
public input, and part
of open government is
giving citizens a choice in
elections.
"I don't think candidates
should run unopposed," he
said. "This is a chance for
the voters to have positive
change if they so choose.'
As part of his desire for
open government, Canney
said he will encourage public'
input on important planning
and budget decisions.
"There's a lot of smart
people in our community,"
he said. "The government
should value this collective
intelligence."
Among the issues he
finds important are fiscal
responsibility and smart,
sustainable development.
"Development should
benefit the entire community
and shouldn't take place
because of small, private


Michael Canney interests," he said. "The coming to bri
Canney has been a citizens of Alachua are my citizens.
citizen of Alachua since only special interest." "I've bee
2001. He is self-employed whole life an
and has worked in the Orien Hills been more prol
past as a carpenter and a Commissioner Hills, then I am now,
handyman. who currently holds the # #
"I have original ideas position of Seat 4, is a
LIONS CLUB:
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Show was

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successful yet
Rat Terrier decked out in
western gear with a cowboy
hat and a saddle and rider
on his back.
"He just pranced around
the ring like he was saying
'look at me, I'm the best
there is,"' said Betty
Gloskowski, one of three
judges at the event. "The
owner had him rear up like
a bronco in the end, and it
was adorable."
Of the 50 contestants,
other winners thattookhome
ribbons and prizes included
Peanut, a.Chihuahua dressed
as a Spanish dancer in black
lace who took second place
in the Best Dressed category.
Also placing in Best Dressed
were Rocky and Bullwinkle,
a duo dressed as the Blues
Brothers in black suits, hats
and sunglasses.
The event also, held an
on-site adoption through the
Alachua County Humane
Society, through which two
dogs found new homes.
With around 250
people turning out, event
coordinator Leda Carrero
said the show was the most
successful yet. The event
also received generous
support from the community
with $2,500 in sponsorships
and $2,300 in gifts and
prizes..
"I'm planning on
holding this forever,"
Carrero said. "When you
look at the photos and you
see the delight on the faces
of the people and they beam
with total pride, it's such a
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fourth-generation Alachua
resident. He has served on
the commission for 12 years
and been involved with other
communitycommittees such
as the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Citizens
Advisory Board.
"I've been civic-minded
my whole life," he said. "I
know this town, and I know
the people of this town."
Hills got his start in
political activism when
years ago he campaigned
to have all the streets in
Alachua paved.
"This reporter started
following me around, and
the next thing I knew, I
was on the front page of
the Gainesville Sun," he
said. "So I've been working
for the community a long
time, even before I was a
commissioner."
Hills said would like to
see Santa Fe College branch
completed so citizens can
be educated and have jobs
here. He also said he feels
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5'10",
11/30/87
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Fleeingand Elud-
ing Law Enforce-
ment, DUI, Driv- '
ing While License
Suspended or
Revoked, Worth-
less Checks, Pos-
session of Alcohol
by Person Under
21 YOA


James
Cleveland
Wess
Black Male,
6'02",
6/29/70
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery,
Resisting
Arrest without
Violence


Melissa
Sharon
Barr
Black
Female,
5'05",
2/7/84
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Petit Theft,
Driving while
license
suspended or
revoked


Torrey
Tythoneus
White
Black Male,
06/11/1979
5'11",
160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Armed
Robbery


Laura
Dantavia
Brown
Black Fe-
male,
10/17/80
5'08",
200 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft,
Fraud-False ID,
Pass Forged
Instrument


Hector
Alberto
Lleo
White Male,
04/26/1987
5'10",
175 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP -
Burglary


Reginald
Bernard
Brown
Black Male,
06/08/88
6'00", 200
Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine with
Intent to Sell,
Resist without
Violence, Pos-
session Drug
Paraphernalia


Jose
Carlos
Villanueva
Hispanic
Male,
06/17/1987
5'6", 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sexual Assault


Selana
Diane
King
Black
Female,
10/25/82
5'04", 185
Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft,
Use Anti Shop-
lifting Counter-
measure


Eugene
Hale
Black Male,
09/05/1980
5'9", 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony
Larceny,
Felony Fraud


Leon Marcus
Criswell
White Male,
03/30/72
5'09", 145
Ibs
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Passing Forged
Instrument,
Petit Theft


Sharon
Brown
Black
Female,
07/16/1968
5'7", 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP - Battery


Richard
James Alston
Black Male,
08/25/79
5'09",
170 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession. Co-
caine, Posses-
sion Marijuana
less than 20
grams, Evidence
Tampering, Re-
sisting Arrest
without Violence


Darlene
Lanell
Foreman
Black
Female,
02/16/1964
5'4", 150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Attempted
Murder


What should I do?


Review the pictures above.


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.


If you know the location of any of these wanted


AL WARRANTS
ACTIVE AT TIME


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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, APRIL 02, 2009


As in the days of Noah


0 LORD, we beseech
thee favourably to hear the
prayers of thy people; that
we, who are justly punished
for our offencqs, may be
mercifully delivered by thy
goodness, for the glory ofthy
Name; through Jesus Christ
our Saviour, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the
Holy Ghost ever, one God
world without end. Amen.
This prayer reminds
us of the duty required of
all Christians; .-----


that we must
remember daily
that our sins
against the Law
of God must
be met with
a righteous
resistance by
a Holy God.
This righteous
resistance given
us by God
doesn't destroy
the sinner but
it calls us to
repentance and
salvation.
What' s
probably most
difficult for us


THE VEN
LEA!
All Saints
Church, G
A paris
Christian
Chi


to realize is that we can't
even admit to ourselves that
we're rebelling against God
and breaking His Laws. As
we look inwardly, we can't
see ourselves as being aside
from the revelation of God.
Unfortunately, this condition
is rejected by our culture
as a whole. In today's
culture, we tend notto deny
ourselves any pleasure or


passion, seeing
being the inh
privilege to be
to be and do
want to do.
that we accept
have written
and we refuse
possibility tha
sit in judgmer
sins we have
Thedaysth
in right now,
days before tl













1. JOHN E.
SURE
sAnglican
iainesville.
h of the
Episcopal
urch

with such imn
unrestrained
rebellion and
God is read
His creation.
man stood ou
he was to be
this destruction
the father of;
men upon the
is the reason t
as a type of C


ig ourselves as Adam to the human race,
leritors of the but, he couldn't save man
Swho we want from his sins. This saving
whatever we grace is, of course, reserved
The moral law solely for the Son of God,
t is one that we Jesus Christ.
for ourselves If we look at Saint
Sto accept the Matthew 24:37-39, we find
at anyone will that our Lord Himself made
nt of us for the an astounding prophecy:
committed. "But as the days of Noe
hatwe'reliving [were], so shall also the
, are like the coming of the Son of man
he great flood, be. For as in the days that
recorded in were before the flood they
Genesis 6:12, were eating and drinking,
"and God marrying and giving in
looked upon marriage, until the day
the earth, and that Noe entered into the
behold, it was arkl And knew not until the
corrupt; for flood came, and took them
all flesh had all away; so shall also the
corrupted his coming of the Son of man
ways upon be." (37-39)
the Earth. " The phrase found in our
The times Anglican collect,. "justly.
recorded punished for our offenses",
in Genesis, today would be considered
occurred politically incorrect--even
only a few religiously incorrect in
generations today's society. 'But, it is
after man's the word of God without
creation and apology. We acknowledge
already the as we worship together each
earthwasfilled Sunday that we have sinned
measurable and against God in thought, word
sin, violence, and deed and have provoked
unbelief that most justly God's wrath and
y to destroy indignation against us. Just
Only one like the storm clouds that
ut, Noah, and must have been gathering,
e saved from before the first raindrop fell
on and made as Noah preached to his
a new race of generation, this ought to
e earth. This serve as a severe reminder
hat he is seen of our condition.
hrist, a second The "modem Church"


thinks that such prayers and
personal accusations could
be so damaging to their
parishioners' self esteem
that they should be removed
from "modem" prayers!
The voice ofNoah no longer
preaches to our generations;
the acknowledgement
of justified punishment
for our offenses has been
silenced. And for the sake
of comforting ourselves,
we lose all hope in the
true comfort of God, who
forgives the sins of those
who are penitent.
This doesn't leave us
hopeless, but our prayers
must, and do, reflect the
Gospel itself- the reminder


that salvation is actually our
deliverance from sin and
death. Christians must see
our true condition and throw
ourselves upon the only
hope and comfort that can
save us, God's mercy and
goodness in Jesus Christ.
Until we correctly see
ourselves, we can't begin to
understand God's resistance
to sin and His punishment of
sin, which was not suffered
by us, but by Jesus Christ
upon the cross.
We should never think
the words of our prayers and
the actions of our worship
to be indifferent things.
The glorious truth of our
salvation is not a new versus


old argument over word
but rather about what has
been revealed to us about
ourselves in Holy Scripture
and what the Gospel teaches
us about God's goodness
and mercy to us, through
Jesus Christ our Saviour.
None are without sin - we
acknowledge this. None
are without a Saviour either,
ultimately the question is
whether our faith rests in
God to save us, or whether
we walk in darkness, saying
that we are without sin
and have become our own
saviours, just as it was in the
days of Noah.
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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 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 6:30 p.m.
Minister DougFrazier
(386)462-3326



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


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


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

New Life
Community Chapel
Meeting at Westside
Park Recreation Center
S1001 NW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32605
Sunday Worship- 10:30 AM
Pastor Leonard R.Traina (352)214-4462
www.newlifecommunitychapel.org


1bof Life
Asmembly of God

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


01 1aintm inglitan Churtd
AprihqflheCnirinFpiswpilChturh
* Where worship is our central act
* Where the apostolic.tradition is
upheld
* Where we kneel to pray
* Where worshipful music
is the.standard
* Where traditional liturgy
is the norm
* Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
* Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
* Where traditional values are taught
* Where we seek to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
Come Join Us
Bible Study 9:30 am. - Sunday 10:30 am.
and other special services as announced.
8100 SWArcher Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 * wwwAlsaintsXnEC.org


First United Methodist
Church ofAlachua
14805 NW 140th Street * 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
JeffVan Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School9:45 am.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc

High Springs Seventh-day Adventists
230NW IstA., , -.
Bible Study: S, ' i 7 , .
" d 'C '' j ,Tj .
Divine Worship
Sat ,i4 m 4.: m
Mid-Week: Ti., ; . i
Youth: Sat. 9 I. .. r j




New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Worship 11 am., Evening Service 6 pm.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 * 18100NW262Avenue


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


Bethesda Outreach
Ministries of
Alachua
Reaching
the lost at
ANY cost and
Sustaining the
Saints behind
the cross.
Services:
Every Sunday at 11 a.m.
at
Quality Inn ofAlachua
15960 NW US Highway 441
Alachua, Florida
Elders Nyron and LaShandra Jenkins

Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School10 p.m.;,Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6
p.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday:
YSB 7p.m. Wednesday: Outreach
Fellowship Dinner 6 p.m.; General Prayer
Service 7:30 p.m.
13220NW150thAvenue,Alachua
Pastor WillieJ.McKnight, Sr. * 462-2549


New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800 NE 158th Avenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & Fax (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 am.
Moving Worship 11 am-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
Alachua 32616
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Email: stlukeamechurch@windstream.net
Morning Worship: 11 a.m.;
Church School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study: 7 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
Thene: PUSH-Pray UrnilSonlhingHqppns


PASSAGE
Family Church
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2020 NE 15 Street
1,' -Ii G,.nlg. jrtd Gainesville
Lady Michele Dix (352) 336-8686
Sunday Services:
8 a.m. - "Flying High" Morning Worship
9:30 a.m. - Sunday School
11 a.m. - Morning Glory Worship
& Children's Church
Wednesday Services:
12 noon - Noon Day Prayer
7 p.m. - Prayer & Bible Study
Youth Services:
7 p.m. Wednesday
7 p.m. Fourth Fridays
www.passageministries.org


Grace Community Church (PCA)
A New Clurch in Western Alachua County
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW15Avenue in
Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am: Nursery provided.
For info go to www.
gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love ofCuist byLifting Up
the Name ofChrist-Come hear the Doctrines ofGrace


List your Place of
Worship
here
Call (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: Satuday 4gil 5p.m.,
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
Tuesday 7p.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


WIcKEP 9 s
The original one-stop Disney store, complete with auctions,
buy it now auctions, and the latest Disney news. We have the best
products, lowest prices, most secure shipping, and largest selection.
Watches Apparel Toys & Games
DVDs Electronics Jewelry
....and so much more!


www.mickeysdisneystore.com


CHRISTIAN FAMILYWOMHIP
CENTER AND BIBCE COLLEGE
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 am.
.Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367
Cell: (386) 878-9568


Christian life Fellowship
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministy -AllAges
Sunday: SS 9:30 amxWorship 10:30 am.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W.Newberry Rd. (4 mii. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
www.clfbest.org


I AFirst Baptist Church of Alachua

IMPA IING One-Block east of Main Street in Alachua
ENBBOERgsraraS! (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


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Service Times
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.A M,..I c u Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
iv es Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
tiP g tit of Senior Pastors. Edwin & Angela Anderson
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Goa www.impactfamilychurch.com
16710 NW US 441 * Between High Springs & Alachua


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CLASSIFIED THURSDAY, APRIL 02, 2009 B3


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MiniMaxi Warehouses,
in accordance with the
Florida Self Storage
'Act, -hereby notifies that
the following units are
scheduled for public
auction, or other disposal,
on April 14, 2009 at
10:00 A.M. The Auction,
or other disposal, will
be held at MiniMaxi
Warehouses, 2150 NE
31 Avenue, Gainesville,
Florida 32609, 352-373-
6294. The units contain
household goods and
miscellaneous items.

W1-03
ZEFNIA DURHAM II

W6-01
TISHAROLD PEARSON
AL/RL

W6-11
TIFFANY HUNTER

W6-16
STEPHANIE GREEN

W8-16
ROBERT FORD

(Published: Alachua
County Today - March
26 and April 2, 2009)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE: A-1 TOWING SVC/
AUTO REPAIRS gives
Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to
sell; these vehicles on
04/17/2009, 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.

19UUA5641XA032418
1999 ACURA

1B3EJ46X0VN680699
1997 DODGE

1HGEG8651SL056096
1995 HONDA

1P3ES46COYD805512
2000 PLYMOUTH

3N1CB51D7YL318799
2000 NISSAN

JA3AA26A1SU047657
1995 MITSUBISHI

JA3AY26COYU060518
2000 MITSUBISHI

JT2SV22EXH3054500
1987 TOYOTA

JT4UD10D8S0007795
1995 TOYOTA

(Published: Alachua
County Today - April 2,
2009)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE: Watson's Towing
of Gainesville Inc gives
Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
04/20/2009, 10:00 a.m.
at 2520 NE 18th Terr,
Gainesville, FL 32609,
pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Watson's
Towing of Gainesville
Inc reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/
or all bids.

1B3EJ46XXTN317730
1996 DODGE

1B4GH44R2RX235945
1994 DODGE


1FAFP34N36W208317
2006 FORD

1FALP5740PG267998
FORD 1993

1FALP6244TH124909
1996 FORD

1FALP6535VK101664
1997 FORD .

1G1JC5113KJ271740
1989 CHEVROLET

1G3NL12F72C315979
2002 OLDSMOBILE

1G4GM47A8G P441669
1986 BUICK

1G8ZK5578RZ147383
1994 SATURN

1GCDC14H1ES174587
1984 CHEVROLET

1GNCS13Z8N2104813
1992 CHEVROLET

1J4FJ58L3LL136963
1990 JEEP

1N6SD11S5TC310339
1996 NISSAN

2B4GP240YR807529
2000 DODGE

6D47S99130741
1978 CADILLAC

JT8U-F11E9P0157132
1993 LEXUS

RBMBB011J293
1993 RBM1

XS22K8R272456
1978 DODGE

(Published: Alachua
'County Today - April 2,
2009)


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING

CONCERNING AN
AMENDMENT TO THE

TOWN OF LACROSSE
LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS

BY THE TOWN
COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF LACROSSE,
FLORIDA, SERVING
AS THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD
OF THE TOWN OF
LACROSSE, FLORIDA,
AND THE LOCAL
PLANNING AGENCY
OF THE TOWN OF
LACROSSE, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that, pursuant
to Sections 163.3161
through 163.3215, Florida
Statutes, as amended,
and the Town of LaCrosse
Land Development
Regulations, as amended,
hereinafter referred to as
the Land Development
Regulations, comments,
objections and
recommendations
concerning an
amendment, as
described below, to
the Land Development
Regulations, will be heard


by the Town Council of
the Town of LaCrosse,
Florida, serving as the
Planning and Zoning
Board of the Town of
LaCrosse, Florida, and
the Local Planning
Agency of the Town of
LaCrosse, Florida, at a
public hearing on April
13, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in
the Town Council Meeting
Room, Town Hall, located
at 20613 North State
Road 121, LaCrosse,
Florida.

LDR 09-1, an application,
by the Town Council
amending Section 13.4
entitled Notice of Hearing
changing the notice
period from fourteen
(14) days and five (5)
days to ten (10) days
prior to a public hearing
before either the Planning
and Zoning Board or
Board of Adjustment
and amending Section
13.4.1.4, entitled Notice
of Hearing changing the
notice requirement for
signs from fourteen (14)
days to ten (10) days
prior to the public hearing
before either the Planning


and Zoning Board or
Board of Adjustment.

The public hearing may
be continued to one or
more future dates. Any
interested party shall
be advised that the
date, time and place
of any continuation of
the public hearing shall
be announced during
the public hearing and
that no further notice
concerning the matter
will b'e published,
unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar
weeks from the date of
the above referenced
public hearing.

At the aforementioned
public hearing, all.
interested parties may
appear to be heard
with respect to the
amendment.

Copies of the amendment
are available for public
inspection at the Office-
of the Town Clerk, Town
Hall, located at 20613
North State Road 121,
LaCrosse, Florida, during
regular business hours.

CLASSIFIED
Continued on page B4


The Recession From

Credit Unions have existed as a form of
cooperative financial institution for over 150
years. They were founded on the idea of
people coming together and pooling their
resources so they could mutually survive
catastrophes such as crop .failures and
droughts, or to protect their members from the
"violf at the door", as well as the fiscal abuses
of "company stores" and loan sharks.

When the feudal system broke
down in Europe in the mid-1800's,
and common people were -first
allowed to own land and other
property, credit unions were critical '
to the transformation of serfs and
other servants into people of
property that controlled their own
destinies. People coming together
so the combined resources of the
group could help the individual l
members get ahead and live better
lives are what real credit unions
are all about. During the Great
Depression years of the 19k0s,
while bank after bank failed, credit
unions continued to grow, with the
vast majority in existence at the
tire surviving the depression to.
help rebuild America's economy.

The founder of SunState Federal
Credit Union, Marvis B. Roberts, as
well as our other original members,
grew up during America's Great Depression
of the 1930's. They knew how important a
sound financial institution could be for their
friends and their communities during troubled
economic times. They believed passionately
that it was more important for their credit
union to be in a position to help members
during tough times, than to maximize growth
during the good times.
Based on that one basic principal, that
SunState must remain sound and solid
financially when tough times hit,'the original
members started' SunState Federal Credit
Union with one particular goal in mind: to
make sure their friends and co-workers would
always have a financial institution to turn to
when economic times got tough. While most
of the original members are gone now, their
vision has lived on. The "Corporate Memory"
of why SunState was originally formed lives


a SunState Federal Credit Union Perspective


on in the credit union's activities every single
day.

During the real estate boom of recent years,
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should not have been made in the first place.
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Credit Unior is in a position to loan money now


at a time when members are in need. Quite to
the contrary, it is by design and -the result of
purposeful and specific management decisions
put in place by SunState over the past several
years.

Throughout the more than 50 years SunState
has been in existence, the credit union has
stayed true to the course set by the original
members: Strong capital, strong expertise,
conservative management and a desire to
serve! Everything the credit union's founders
envisioned is in place right now at SunState.
Of course, we are a great option at any time,
but, during hard economic times like we are
facing today, SunState raises the bar and really
shines.

Over the years, all financial institutions have
changed the way they do business. Some have


changed for better, some for worse, and some
have changed more than others. SunState
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belief that we must always be here when our
members need us the most.

While some institutions are cutting back
employees and reducing service levels,
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is easy and convenienttojoin, and
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B4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY THURSDAY, APRIL 02, 2009


CLASSIFIED:
Continued from page B3
All persons are advised
that if they decide to
appeal any decision made
at the above referenced
public hearing, they will
need a record of the
proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, they
may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the


proceedings is made,
which record includes the
testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is
to be based.
(Published: Alachua
County Today - March
26 and April 2, 2009)


SFHS Class of 1965
is planning a 44-year
reunion in June. For
more info, contact Mary
Katherine Anderson
at 386-454-3038 or,
chunkyfluffy@msn.com


Help us locate our
classmates!





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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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NW-Community Yard
Sale April 4th "Spring"
community yard sale at
the Turkey Creek Golf &
Country Club on Saturday
from 7am - 11am. 30+
families. Household
goods, tools, sport/golf
equipment, collectables,
furniture, clothing and
misc. items. On 441
between Gainesville &
Alachua.


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.
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.

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Follow Captain MeriwetherLewis 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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Little Antelope was eager to tell his father about the buffalo herd.
He guided his pony along the river of yellow stones. Bytraveling
along the rivel Little Antelope never got lost. From a long distance
up and down the river, he could see the great hill close to his
village. The hill was his guide.
But today, as he came near the great hill, Little Antelope came
upon some white strangers with boats. Before he could ride
away, the men called to Little Antelope.
Trying to be brave, Little Antelope spoke to the strangers. One
of them talked in a way that Little Antelope could understand.
He said their leader, Captain Clark, saw the great rock and wanted
to explore it Looking up at the rock, Little Antelope saw three
men on.top of it.
The men on shore were cooking. They invited him to stay and
eat with them. They told Little Antelope that. Captain Clark would
like to meet him. Little Antelope accepted the invitation.
While he waited, Little Antelope watched the men climb down
off the hill. Many times they stumbled, but did not fall. When the
climbers reached the bottom, one of the cooks called out, "Here
they come."
The man who spoke with Little Antelope introduced him to the
captain. The captain sat down by Little Antelope and asked many
questions. Sometimes he took a small stick out of his pocket and
Made strange marks on white leaves.
Little Antelope liked Captain Clark. He told the captain that
Indians called the hill "Place where mountain lion dwells." He




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was it named for? How tall and how big around is this
famous rock?
B. The carving that Captain Clark made on this rock is the only
known mark that was left by anyone on the expedition. What
did Captain Clark write on the rock? Write a short essay telling
why it is not good now to carve our names on things.
Define graffiti.


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also said that Indians cut their names into the stone. Little Antelope
said someday he would like to carve his name high up on the rock.
Captain Clark said they should go high up the rock together and
put'their names side by side. Soon the two climbed up the rock
until they found a ledge big enough for them both. Captain Clark
handed Little Antelope a knife to carve his name. Carefully, the
boy made an antelope. Then Captain Clark carved his name. Little
Antelope could not understand the words, but they looked very nice.
When they finished, the two shook hands and climbed down.
Once on the ground, the two new friends shook hands once again.
Then Captain Clark gave Little Antelope the knife they had used.
on the rock.
Little Antelope stayed long enough to watch Captain Clark and the
other men pdt out their campfire and make ready'to leave. As the
boats moved out of sight, Little Antelope suddenly remembered
that he had news of a buffalo herd. He dug his heels into his pony's
side and galloped away. He had more than buffalo to tell his father
about - and he could hardly wait to get home.
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Missouri Produced in partnership with this newspaper and the Missouri Press


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teaching their kids about finances will find an array SunState Federal Credit Union strongly supports
of financial literacy resources available at www. literacy both in the classroom and at home, and we
sunstatefcu.org. SunState Federal Credit Union has encourage parents to start teaching their children early
financial literacy modules and more for children of all about the importance of financial responsibility.
ages and adults too. Many of the tools for children are


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100 Brad, for one
101 Co- kingpin
102 Canine aircraft?


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107 Dancer Pavlova
S108 - MayOliver
110 Nonclerical
111 Plead
112 Spitz sound
114 Hamilton bill
115 Pluck
117 Besides
120 Pirate's quaff
122 Canine fairy tale?
129 Captivated
131 Christiania, today
132 List ender
133 Set of threads
135 Fuel choice
136 "Elephant Boy" actor
137 Depend (on)
138 "La Douce"
139 Blab -
140 Alan of "Laugh-In"
141 Pro-gun grp.
142 Astrology term
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,1 Commercials
2 Survey
3 Foot part
4 Saw socially
5 Meter reader?
6 Cornhusker city
7 Runway figure
8 Wardrobe
9 Dread
10 "Puttin' on the -" ('29
song)
11 Aware of
12 Nursery item
13 Edgar - Poe
14 Shows mercy
15 Cabbage cousin
16 Author Umberto
17 Flat hat
19 Imp's opposite
27 Chianti color
28 - out (help)
29 Superstar
33 Buck's "The - Earth"
34 Actress Sommer
35 Canine TV personal-
ity?
37 - Peres, MO
39 Justice Fortas
40 Toy fate
42 Canine singer?
43 Wayland Flowers


puppet
44 A hole near the sole
46 Author Sheehy
48 Great bird?
49 Cotton -
50 Computer acronym
51 - Kippur
57 Ring figure
59 Cornfield cry
60 Correct a text
62 Pat on the buns?
63 Colosseum complete
65 Took the plunge
68 Adams or McClurg
70 "Vissi d'-" ("Tosca"
aria)
71 Around the corner
73 Intertwine
74 Inveighed (against)
76 Personify
77 Defy a dictator
78 Hwy.
81 - -de-lance
84 Sicilian smoker
86Agt.
89 Meadow male
90 Dandy
92 Yearn
93 Cavalry characteristic
95 Murphy role
97 Society miss
99 Essential
103 Solemn statement
104 Envious
105 Citrus fruit
106 Once in a blue moon
109 Horrified
113 Baby basenji
116 Drive off
118 Draconian
119 Furry fisherman
121 Rap or rock
122 Tare's relative
123 Supreme leader?
124 Jacob's twin
125 Czech river
126 Tra- -
127 Spiritual guide
128 Jazzman Zoot
129 CT hours
130 Long or Peeples
134 Eavesdrop
electronically


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