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Grapski


lambasts


judge

By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
TALLAHASSEE - Former
Alachua commission candidate
Charles Grapski was a no-
show during recent hearing in
which a judge
political activist
had violated
election laws
on numerous
occasions. But
less than a week
Grapski
-Grapi after that ruling,
Grapski managed to hammer out
five separate scathing responses
GRAPSKI:
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High


Springs


drug


,arrest
i
By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
! HIGH SPRINGS - Giving
' up after just a half-mile pursuit,
a High Springs man was arrested
Wednesday for possession of
10 grams of powder and crack
cocaine with intent to. sell, 26
grams of cannabis, possession
of drug paraphernalia' and
fleeing and attempting to elude
a police officer.
Before his arrest, Jeremiah
Robert Young, 24, was
speeding through a residential
neighborhood in a 2004 black
Chevrolet Impala when High
Springs Police Officer James
Field attempted to stop the
vehicle. Refusing to stop for
DRUG ARREST:
Continued on page A9


visitors.
In all, 14 middle school FFA chapters,
15 high school FFA chapters, four middle
school 4H chapters and four high school
4H chapters made their way to Alachua
for the day-long event. Each of the teams
had already won regional land-judging
contests.
Kicking off the day's activities on
March 28 was a 7:30 a.m. breakfast
LAND JUDGING:
Continued on page A2


VOL 09 No. 19 �- -lacuFoia w etol wN.lcArl0.20


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter,
ALACHUA - Alachua's own
Copeland Farms on County Road 235A
was recently the site of the 50th annual
Florida State Land Judging Contest.
The competition, which teaches
youngsters how to properly evaluate
land for potential uses, attracted some
148 participants from across Florida in
addition to accompanying advisors and


Fort White woman killed, four others


injured in High Springs accident


SBy BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS -AFriday
morning head-on collision
between two automobiles on
U.S. Highway 441 just south of
town sent five people to an area
hospital. One of the drivers
later died.
The accident happened after
,a red 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse
'driven by 58-year-old Yetta
"Sherry" Martin of Fort White
crossed the highway median


and struck a gray 2006 Nissan
Pathfinder driven by Shea Tully
of Orlando.
High Springs Police
Department (HSPD) officials
are unclear why Martin, who
was originally traveling in the
southbound lane of U.S. 441,
left the roadway. There are
three possibilities, said HSPD
Chief James Troiano.
"There was either a medical
issue, careless driving or
COLLISION:
Continued on page A4


High Springs Police Department (HSPD) officials
investigate the scene of a deadly head-on collision
Friday morning that claimed one life and sent four
people with severe injuries to an area hospital.


Heated conflict leads to suspension


By GABRIELA IZARRA
Today Reporter
ARCHER- Almost all the seats in
Archer's City Hall. were filled Tuesday
during a hearing to review an appeal of
the suspension of Archer's Public Works
director.
Hugh Williams, Archer's interim city
manager, suspended Jocelyn Garcia from
her position for two unpaid weeks on
March 18 after a heated conflict between
Garcia, Williams and Sabrina Frederick,
a representative from American Family


"I debated veryseriously going out and terminating
Mrs. Garcia, but I felt that was a little strict for the
first time out of the box and suspended her for two
weeks instead."
* Archer Interim City Manager Hugh Williams


Life Assurance Company (AFLAC) of
Columbus.
Visitors of the packed City Hall mumbled
opinions under their breath as the committee,
consisting of Mayor Leann Slaughter
and Commissioner Mickie MacKenzie,


announced split decisions. MacKenzie felt
the suspension was excessive, whereas
Slaughter supported the city manager's
actions.
ARCHER:
Continued pn page A5


Teen assaults


High Springs


Officer


B\ TRACEY MCMANUS
T, ,iay Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS - He has not seen with his
son since 2006, but after hearing of the 19-year-
old's assault and robbery ordeal
in High Springs Sunday, Fred
Perdue Jr. said he is planning a
uip 'to Alachua County to meet
Sith his son face-to-face.
"I'm upset by what he did,"
Perdue said of his son. "It doesn't
make any sense for him to do all
Meanwhile, High Springs
Police Depaitment (HSPD) Perdue
Sjt. Martha Hines's bruises and
contusions show a glimpse of what she saw when
she was face-to-face with Fred Henry Perdue.
Hines reported to 1010 N. Main Street around
9 p.m. Sunday in response to a call about Perdue's
suspicious behavior at the house. When Hines ran
the tag of Perdue's car and confirmed it was stolen,
PERDUE:
Continued on page A10



Archer eyes


options for


sewer system

By GABRIELA IZARRA
Today Reporter
ARCHER - Archer city staff, commissioners
and citizens met on Monday to discuss options for
wastewater systems within the city.
"I think we have to do everything that
we possibly can to get out of the septic tank
business," said Hugh Williams, Archer's interim
city manager.
However, Archer is recognized by Florida law
as a rural economically distressed community and
can't afford to build and maintain its own sewage
plant.
"One of the most important things is that
you're going to have to have some money," said
Melvin Lauderdale, who spoke about Archer's
possibilities at the meeting.
Lauderdale pointed out the options that Archer
must now consider. The city could keep its septic
tanks, hook up to Gainesville Regional Utilities
SEWER:
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Photo special to Alachua County Today
Alachua's Copeland Farm was the site of the annual Florida State Land Judging
Contest. Students from across Florida participated in the contest which involves
evaluating four possible types of land uses. Activities were kicked off at an
early morning breakfast at the Alachua Woman's Club where participants were
greeted by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)
Commissioner Charles Bronson.


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efforts.
Local dentist Dr. Marc
Cauchon at Alachua Dental
Center sponsored the costs
of the school Science Club
which has been meeting
every Monday after
School.
Each Monday the
students prepared for the
Olympiad and learned
more about science. Dr.
Penny Haskins, Ph.D.,
also a local resident and
a veteran of the NASA
space program, has given
of her time every Monday
for the last two years to
help the budding scientists.
Her love for science and
background in rocketry
has been quite helpful.
The students will end the
year building water bottle
rockets and launching them
at the Alachua Elementary's
last Aim High Ceremony in
May.


Copeland Farms where the
competition began.
Land judging involves
evaluating four possible types
of uses for sites. Three of
the possible uses include the
cultivation of crops or some
other method deemed to be
for conservation purposes.
The final evaluation' is to
determine the suitability of
a given piece of land for
building homes, said Paul
Webb, an FFA advisor and
teacher at Frostproof Middle/
Senior High School in Polk
County.
"The purpose of the
contest is to involve the
students in several aspects of
soil and water conservation


Special to Alachua County Today
GAINESVILLE -
Fifth grade students from
Alachua Elementary School
recently participated in the
SECME 2009 Olympiad at
the University of Florida.
SECME is a nationwide
organization supported by
colleges across the country
that encourages students to
explore the fields of math
and science.
The Olympiad has a
variety ofdifferent activities
for the students to sharpen
their skills and interest in
math and science. Science
and math brain bowls, an
egg drop contest held at
the "Swamp," mousetrap
cars, and a surprise design
competition were all part
of what the students from
Alachua Elementary got
to try their hands at on
Saturday. Proudly, the
students brought back
several trophies for their


and land management.
"It teaches [students]
to evaluate the land more
critically and think fast on
their feet to see the subtle
changes in different types of
land.
"It's a challenging contest
where students get the
opportunity to think, study
and learn," Webb said.
Judging and evaluating
the potential uses of land is
more than a competition - it's
a necessity.
"Everybody should
realize the importance of the
soils and what it is teaching
our kids," said Joel Love, an
environmental specialist with
the FDACS of Agricultural


A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2009
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Alachua Elementary School fifth grade students participated in the SECME 2009
Olympiad at the University of Florida. The youngsters competed with other
students in activities that explore the fields of math and science, and received
several trophies at the event.


and registration at the.
Alachua Woman's Club.
The contestants were greeted
by Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services (FDACS)
Commissioner Charles
Bronson.
After Bronson's
introduction, the 37 teams
were given instructions and
were broken up into four
groups guided by officials
from the United States
Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources
Conservation Service
(USDA NRCS) and the Fish
and Wildlife Commission
(FWC). By 9:30 a.m., the
teams moved in a convoy to


Alachua

Today Staff Report

ALACHUA - This
Easter weekend will bring
an egg hunt and a bunny
appearance at Alachua's
recreation center. Over
2,000 plastic eggs stuffed
with goodies await sharp


eyed egg hunters at
Alachua's 28th Annual
Easter Egg Hunt on
Saturday, April 11 at 10
a.m. at the Hal Brady City
of Alachua Recreation
Center..
Children are asked to
bring their own baskets


for the egg hunts which
will be divided by age
groups and hunting areas.
Children will also have
an opportunity to meet the
Easter Bunny. Alachua's
merchants have filled over
2,000 plastic eggs with a
variety of goodies for the
hunt including a candy treat
or coupons redeemable
for prizes.. This event is
sponsored by the Alachua
Chamber of Commerce,
the City of Alachua and
Dollar General.
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Water Policy
John Herbert, Jr., former
assistant professor at the
University of Florida (UF)
College of Agriculture,
recalled the beginning of
Florida's land-judging
competitions some 50 years
ago.
"I remember so many
of the individuals that
participated in this activity'
had never been out of their
home county.
"They attended the state
contest, and some of them
went to the national contest,
and some of those individuals,
oddly enough, had never seen
a two-story building," said
Herbert.


By the conclusion of the
recent statewide competition,
four winning teams had been
selected, including Clermont
Middle School FFA;
Eastridge High School FFA
ofClermont, Calhoun County
4H middle school division
and the Manatee County 4H
high school division.
Both of the high school-
level winning teams will
go on to the National Land
Judging Contest, which is
held from May 5 through May
7 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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CHARTER REVIEW
ADVISORY BOARD
RECRUITMENT NOTICE
Date of Notice: April 9, 2009

The City of Alachua is accepting applications for
appointments to the Charter Review Advisory Board.
The Board advises the Alachua City Commission on
revisions and updates to the City Charter. It is comprised
of seven members. Members must be available to meet
at least quarterly. Applicants must reside in the City
of Alachua. The City Commission will make three (3)
appointments to staggered terms during its May 18, 2009
meeting.

Applicants must submit a statement of interest and
biographical sketch/resume, not to exceed five pages in
length, on or before May 6, 2009. Completed submittals
may be mailed to the attention of the City Manager,
P. O. Box 9, Alachua, FL, 32616, or delivered in person to
Alachua City Hall at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua,
Florida. The outside of the envelope should be marked
Charter Review Advisory Board. Any questions should
be directed to Mr. Alan Henderson, Deputy City Clerk at
386 418-6100.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2009 A3





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.
m'Alachua (City) - Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
tp.m. at City Hall.
qnAlachua County, - Meets the 2nd
'and 4th Tuesday of each month at
'9 a.m. at the County Administration
:Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Roomn
,209, Gainesville. Citizen comments
are taken at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30
p.m.
m~Gainesville - Meets the 2nd and
,4th Monday of each month at 1 p.m.
:at City Hall Auditorium, 200 East
University Avenue.
*Hawthorne - Meets the 1st and
:3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30
:p.m. at City Hall.
e' High Springs - Meets the 2nd-and
,4th Thursday of each month at 6:30
-p.m. in City Hall.
,* LaCrosse - Meets the 2nd Monday
of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Town
Hall.
EMicanopy - Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Town
-Hall.
'Newberry -Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
'City Hall
' Waldo - Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


pioneering

By TRACEY MCMANUS tractor show
Today Reporter with rides,
100 food and
HIGH SPRINGS - vendors.
The final day to nominate In2008,1
the featured Pioneering family, wh
tFamily for the upcoming were some
High Springs Pioneer Days settlers in "
celebration is Frida3. ..- honored as
The High Springs first-ever Pi
Chamber of Commerce is This year, tl
lookingto celebrate family looking for
that was instrumental in as much h
the establishment of High Underwoods
Springs. This could be a in High Spri
family with a history of Traditior
shop keepers who supplied city hosts 1
items for railroad workers, to 9,000
doctors who cared for early
residents, government
officials who helped
establish laws or any kind
of family that was essential
to the beginnings of the
city.


"There are so many
great people that have been
in town for generations,
and we're really excited
about it," said Heather
Clarich, the event's co-
chairwoman.
The chosen family
will be featured during the
High Springs Pioneer Days
2009 celebration, which
will be held April 25 and
April 26. The festival will
include Heritage Village
demonstrations of yam
weavingandblacksmithing,
a shoot-out reenactment,
a cowboy poet, an antique


* The Alachua 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. For more information, contact.Emelie
Matthews at 352-226-0153.
m Milam Funeral Home of Newberry is
holding their 11th 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.
m LaCrosse Baptist Church invites
you to our 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).
m 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


family


, a Kids-Corral
and more than
1 arts and crafts
i -
:he Underwood
ose me/nbers
of the first
the area, was
the festival's
oneer Family.
he chamber is
a family with
history as the
s, who settled
ngs in 1847.
ally, the
between 7,000
High Springs


natives and visitors at tl
celebration. According
Clarich, this influx giv
a great boost to the city
local economy.
"It is important becau
it does bring people
High Springs, and. the
shop in our shops and th
keeps High Springs
successful 'as it's alwa
been," Clarich said. "It
also a time when the tov
comes together, and yc
may run into someone wl
you haven't seen since la
year."
To nominate t


pinball, bounce houses and bungee swing. Sixty hours of in-depth training are provided.
For citizens there will be a lot of helpful This is an opportunity to impact the lives of
community information including LifeSouth fellow community members and to gain life-
Blood Mobile, Health Insurance, Library enhancing communication skills. The next
Services, Education, Parenting, American training class begins Saturday, May 16,2009.
Cancer Society and more. Please contact Ali Martinez at 352/264-
Food will range from pizza to BBQ to .6782 or visit http://www.co.alachua.fl.us/
frozen treats with sandwiches, steak and government/depts/css/crisis/volunteer.aspx
baked crispy chicken. Main Street Pizzeria, for more information.
The Ivy House, p'diddles Caf6, and Beef m The Town of LaCrosse will hold a
'O'Brady's will be open and ready to serve. Keep Alachua County Beautiful cleanup
Unique gift shops, consignments, antiques, on April 25 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. There
bookseller and other quaint shops. will be will be curbside pickup of discarded items,
open. junk and old appliances. Old tires will be
The event is- free and open to the public, collected at the dumpster located next to the
and is sponsored by The Alachua Business Fire Department on SR 121.
League and The City of Alachua. m Saturday, April 11, 2009 Waldo
For more information go. to www. Farmer's and Flea Market is having an
alachuabusiness.com, email esroka2@yahoo. Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. for ages 10 and
com or call 352-514-1258. under. Fun includes over 1,000 eggs filled
m Alachua County Beekeepers Club is with candy and prizes such as coupons for
accepting new members. Anyone interested free pony rides, cash, coupons for free toys
in learning about bees from Alachua and and much more.
the surrounding counties is welcome to
join (need not be a beekeeper
to join). Meetings are held the W hat Is y
third Thursday of each month at W h a
Dadant & Sons, 17074 NW 188
Street, High Springs. Annual
membership dues are $10 per
individual and $15 per family.
For more information, contact
Wayne "Chappie" McChesney,
Club President 386-462-2637 or
chappiesbees@windstream.net.
* The Alachua County Crisis
Center is seeking volunteers to edIt IS i Enter to w in!
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to information on the event, weekly drawing. Be sure to put the word 'contest'
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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2009
;n-


High Springs 33rd Annual Pioneer


Days - "Flowers-of High Springs"


Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS -
Taking place on April 25
and 26, is the 33nd Annual
Pioneer Days celebration,
the biggest and most
anticipated festival in
High Springs. The event
will once again take place
along beautiful downtown
Main Street and throughout
James Paul Park near the
sinkhole.
Throughout the
weekend, visitors can
shop for arts, crafts and
other goods from over
100 vendors, pick fresh
produce from the Farmers'
Market, enjoy historical
demonstrations in the
Heritage Village, view
antique tractor displays, or
sample a variety of festival
food fare at the Food Court.
Visitors will also be treated
to live music during both


days of the event.
Families will love the
entertainment value at the
Kid's Korral with a variety
of activities providing fun
for all ages. Of course,
no Pioneer Days would
be complete without a
re-enactment of an old
fashioned shoot out from
pioneer times.
Of course, this event
would not be possible
without the generous
support of the business
community. The Chamber
of Commerce thanks the
following businesses for
their sponsorship of the
event: Producing Sponsor:
Haven Hospice; Platinum
Sponsors: Camp Kulaqua,
City of High Springs, Evans
Carter Funeral Home,
High Springs Main Street
Program, M&S Bank, Winn
Dixie, WDVH/101.7FM/
980AM, . 106.9KZY;


Silver Sponsors: Alachua
Design Printing, daba
designworks, Grady House
Bed & Breakfast, Horizon
Realty, Progress Energy,
and S&S Food Stores;
Bronze Sponsors: Great
Outdoors Restaurant and
Thomas Weller, Attorney
at Law; and Contributing
Sponsors: Campus Credit
Union, Ginnie Spring, and
Windstream.
For more information
about this event, refer to
the Chamber website at
www.highsprings.com or
contact the Chamber of
Commerce Visitors' Center
at 386-454-3120.
Everyone is encouraged
to attend Pioneer Days on
Saturday, April 25 from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday,
April 26 from. 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.


Friday, April 1
Saturday, Apri


WHERE:


Restrictions Apply: No Commercial Businesses
Tire only-no rims
S.. .. : No tractor tires : ..
Contact Public Works at 386-454-2134 for more information..


Flora Kelley
Flora Edwards Kelley
of High Springs passed
away at Woodlands Care
Center on Wednesday,
April 1,.2009. She was
89.
Born in Bradford
County, Florida, she was
a resident of High Springs
for three years having come
from Wildwood, Florida.
She was a retired teacher
for the Bradford County
School System. She was
a member of Fellowship
Church and a longtime
member of First Baptist
Church of Wildwood.
She was preceded in
death by husband, CliffA.
Kelley.
Survivors include two
daughters, Scarlett Lilley
of Jacksonville and Kay
Crawford of Lake Butler;
three grandchildren,
Danette Drageset of
Alachua, Lana Shepherd
of Richland, Washington;
Kelley Jones of High
Springs; and five great-
grandchildren.
Services were held on
Saturday, April 4, 2009
at 2 p.m. at' First Baptist
Church of Wildwood
with Rev. Craig Attaway
officiating. Burial was at
Pine Level Cemetery.
Visitation was held at
First Baptist Church from
12:30-1:30 p.m. on April
4, 2009.
Those who wish
may make donations to

COLLISION: d
Continued from page Al
someone cut her off," said
Troiano.
While the investigation
is still ongoing, Troiano
said Martin did not have any
known medical conditions
that could have contributed
to the accident.
A . reported
transcriptionist, Martin was
on her way to work at the
Alachua County Medical
Examiner's: Offeie when.
the accident happened at
about 7:50 a.m.
When her vehicle


First Baptist Church of
Wildwood, 402 Oxford
Street, Wildwood, FL
34785.
Arrangements were in
the care of Evans-Carter
Funeral Home, High
Springs.

Betty L. Shaw
Betty L. Shaw, age 85,
passed away peacefully
April 1, 2009. She was
a lifelong resident of
Alachua, Florida. She
was 85.
Betty was preceded in
death by her husband of
56 years, Jim W. Shaw in
2002.
Betty was a wife,
mother and most of all
a friend to all that knew
her. She grew up, went to
school, married and raised
her family in Alachua
and was a member of the
First Baptist Church. She
has left us with beautiful
memories, the knowledge
that we were loved and
life learned lessons that
will forever keep her in
our hearts. .
Survivors include three
children, her son, James
William Shaw "Jim"
(Annette) of Alachua,
Florida, his daughter,
Dr. Christiana Marie
Shaw of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, another
son, Joseph Robert Shaw
"Bob" (Marilyn) of
Newberry, Florida and
her daughter Merrie Ann


Shaw and her son Kevin .
Ryan of Gainesville,
Florida; her brother, R-KW,
Rives "Rusty" (Eleanor):::
and their son Michael. :.
We as a family wishl,*
io thank the residents.'
and staff at North Florida:
Rehabilitation and(
Specialty Care Facility
located in Gainesville,"
Florida. These wonderful'
people can attest to the
fact that Betty never lost
her smile or the ability to
makes others smile. If you
were privileged enough to,
have known Betty Shaw,;
please take a moment
today to remember her and ,
wish her well on her next.,
journey.
The family requests .
those who prefer a,
charitable donation in lieu "
of flowers, please consider"
the First Baptist Church
of Alachua, P.O. Box 97,,.
Alachua, FL 32616. :
Graveside Services- -,
were held at Thomas-i-,
Shaw Cemetery inAlachua,'
Saturday April 4, 2009:..
at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jack',,,
Andrews officiating.
'Arrangements were
under the care of Williams-:., *
Thomas Funeral Home"-'
SWest, Gainesville. '
Obituaries: The obitu-'L"
aries in this section are' -
considered news and are
published free of charge *'"
by Alachua County To-
day. Obituaries may be, :
edited for style, space ,.,
and policy. .: ,.,


Cause may never be known


crossed the median into the
northbound lane of U.S.
441, it collided with Tully's
sport utility vehicle, which
was loaded with three
passengers.
Emergency rescue
personnel had to cut
away the door of Martin's
Mitsubishi to . extract
her from the mangled
wreckage.
'Martin was flo\\n
.by helicopter to Shands
Hospital at the University
of Florida (UF), but she
later died as a result of the
injuries.
Tully; Robert Pellosie
of Davey, Fla.; and Jessica
Roberts and Scott Hallisey
of Sarasota, Fla. were all
headed on a week-long
getaway to St. George
Island, Fla. when everything
went wrong. Described by
Troiano as being in their late
20s,.all four of the would-be
vacationers suffered severe
injuries, sending,- them to
Shands Hospital.
The speed of each of
*


the vehicles at the point of
impact was not known as of'
Wednesday afternoon. The
posted speed limit where
the accident occurred is 55
mph. The roadway was also
slick on Friday morning due
to an overnight shower.
While the investigation
may be concluded in the next
several weeks, answers to
why the'accident happened
may remain a mystery.
"I don't believe we'll
v ever know for certain why
Ms. Martin crossed the
median," Troiano said,.
noting that if someone had
cut her off, authorities may-. ,
never find out.n U.
Traffic on U.S. 441;.,
was detoured just north' ofP
Alachua for more than two- .
hours while the.wreck was#q.
.cleared.
Friday's fatality marked*,
the first this year for HighVi.
Springs. Other fatal,;;
accidents have occurred in-*
the same vicinity in prior. :.
years.. .
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Obituaries


ANNUAL TIRE ROUNDUP

Bring in your old tires for disposal
and keep High Springs beautiful!


0, 2009 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
l 11, 2009 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Public Works Yard
SE 2nd Avenue
Under the Water Tower


,NOTICE OF PUBLIC:

HEARING BEFORE THE

SPECIAL MAGISTRATE

CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA.

Notice is hereby given that the City ofAlachua's
Special Magistrate will conduct a public
hearing on April 23, 2009 at 10:00 AM. This
public hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of the new City Hall, at 15100
N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, on the
following items:

1. Case # 1-09-1175 - Joan M JonesTrustee,
Parcel #03049-003-000, ,16113 NW US
Highway 441, Alachua, Fl, 32615. Violation
of City Codes 20-14, Duty of property
owners to keep lot clean.

2. Case # 9-08-1129- Ella Mae Cooper Heirs,
Parcel #03499-012-000, vacant lot on NW
136 Terrace, Alachua, Fl, 32615. Violation of
City Codes 20-14, Duty of property owners
to keep lot clean.

3. Case # 12-08-1164 - Charles Heirs &
Smith, Parcel #03764-001-000, 14111 NW
142 Place, Alachua, Fl, 32615. Violation of
City Codes 11-13, Sanitary nuisance.

4. Case #12-08-1166- Brown Heirs &Johnson,
.Parcel #03524-000-000; 15604 NW 140
Street, Alachua, Fl, 32615. Violation of City
Codes 11-13, Sanitary nuisance.

5. Case # 10-08-1150- Louis L Huntley
Enterprises Inc., Parcel #03226-001-000,
15089 NW US Highway 441 Unit #10,
Alachua, Fl, 32615. Violation of Land
Development Regulations 4.4.4D, Outdoor
display and sales.

At the public hearing before the Special
Magistrate all interested parties may appear and
be heard with respect to the proposed items.
Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any
decision made at these public hearings, you
will need a verbatim record of the proceedings.
It will be your responsibility to ensure that
a verbatim record is made. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodations in order to participate in
this meeting should call the City Clerk at
(386) 418-6100 ext 101 at least 48 hours prior
to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today -April 09, 2009)


CITY OF ALACHUA

PLANNING AND ZONING

BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the City of Alachua
Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public
meeting on April 21, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. on the
following items. The hearing will be held in the
Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

1. A request by Crews Engineering Services, LLC,
agent for Alachua Farm & Lumber, Inc., owner,
for consideration of a Site Plan consisting of
�1,650 square feet of covered storage, �2,260
square feet of office/storage, �1,900 square feet
of covered walkway, and the addition of nine
(9) paved parking spaces. The � 2.28 acre site
is located at 14101 NW 145th Avenue on the
north and south side of NW 145th Avenue and
west ofNW 141st Street (Main Street). FLUM:
Commercial and Residential Moderate Density;
Zoning: Central Business District (CBD) and
Residential Single Family - 3 (RSF-3); Tax
Parcel No. 03710-000-000, 03711-000-000,
03692-000-000, and 03693-000-000.

2. A request by Causseaux, Hewett, and Walpole,
Inc., agent for Shima and Kevin Carter, owner,
for consideration of a Site Plan consisting of
four accessory structures containing a total of
�804 square feet. The �38.43 acre site is located
south of U.S. Hwy 441 and east of NW 188th
Street. FLUM: Agriculture and Commercial;
Zoning: Agriculture and Commercial Intensive;
Tax Parcel No. 03046-003-000.

At the Planning and Zoning Board publicmeeting all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
item. Copies of the proposed item are available for public
inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department, 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida,
on any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. beginning on the Friday before the scheduled
meeting. Written comments on the proposed items may be
sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning
and Community Development, P. O. Box 9, Alachua,
FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made
at these public hearings, you will need a verbatim record of
the proceedings. It will be your responsibility to ensure that
a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 X 101
at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: .Alachua County Today - April 09, 2009)


Ask Your Dentist
by Douglas M. Adel, D.D.S.

Crowns and fillings,

broken or lost
Q: What should I do if If a crown or filling comes
I break or lose a crown or a out, saveit. Somerestorations,
filling? particularly crowns, can be
A: Just like teeth, crowns reused if they come out. So
and fillings can break or whatever you may think about
crack. Fillings and crowns, potential reuse, let your dentist
both of which fall in the decide. Call your dentist.
category of, "restorations," . Speedy attention can make
also can fall out completely. A a difference in the success
crown is also known as a cap. of treatment. Until you can
Installation of a crown is a get to the dentist, cover the
dental procedure that involves broken tooth with dental wax
reshaping a tooth, reducing its from your dental first aid kit.
size by about 25 percent, then Don't put anything hot or cold
affixing a natural-looking in your mouth. When a crown
.covering, or crown, made in or filling falls out, it could
a lab. Crowns can be used be that the decay originally
to repair chipped or decayed treated has spread. If you let
teeth and to improve the the situation go, you might
appearance of misaligned or be putting yourself in need
discolored teeth, of root canal therapy, or you
could lose the tooth.
For more information or free brochures, please call our office.
Presented as a service to the community by:

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Family Dentistry








ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 09,2009 A5


Santa Fe High School sponsors Special Olympics athletic event


By SARA POWELL
Today Reporter
ALACHUA - Some 50 Special
Olympics athletes gathered at Santa
Fe High School (SFHS) on Tuesday to
participate in various sporting drills, and
40 SFHS athletes attended the event to
pass on their skills and assist with the
drills.
The Special Olympiis athletes, who
were between 15 years old and 65 years
old, competed in sports such as football,
soccer, basketball and cheerleading.
The athletes came from Gainesville to
participate in the event, which was held
on the school's football field between 10


2 " . , a.m. and 1 p.m.
Photo special to Alachua County Today Becca Jamison, a SFH!
Santa Fe High School Student Government sponsored a Special Olympics athletic student body vice preside
event in which 50 Special Olympic athletes from Gainesville participated. In addition the idea to Student ove
to student government, student athletes also assisted in the events which included e ea en ov
football, soccer, basketball and cheerleading.

ARContinuedfom pageAl Final suspension decision to
On March 17, Garcia Alachua County Sheriff's like that in public." briefly for city business.
received a packet of Office (ACSO) to request City staff working in , "Sabrina was in tears,
information from Frederick a deputy in order to file a City Hall at the time of Josie left and work was
regarding her AFLAC complaint. the incident agreed that disrupted, and that was
employee-funded insurance "I think forgery should Garcia's voice was at a about it," Sells said.
that claimed a form be something that should level.loud enough for them When Garcia returned,
authorizing the release of be really taken seriously," to hear from their offices, Williams went out to
certain information had Garcia said. though none mentioned the parking lot where
been forged. In her discussion with feeling abused. he informed her of her
Williams suggested the Frederick, Garcia became "She was upset, and suspension. Heretrievedher
signature might look forged "loud and boisterous," I didn't feel like she was City keys and told her that
because of an electronic accusing the AFLAC overly aggressive with the since she was not currently
keypad that was used to representative and city staff AFLAC representative a city employee, she was
sign. Garcia rejected this of forging her signature, at first, but she did start not authorized to drive the
notion. , Williams said. He claimed getting frustrated because City's truck that she had
The following day, she had an abusive she wasn't getting answers driven to City Hall.
Garcia confronted Frederick demeanor. . to how her signature Williams lunged into
at -City Hall about the "I don't think I was appeared," said Sandra the truck attempting to grab
alleged forgery in a dispute speaking in a loud tone McIntosh, an employee the truck's keys, pushing
that lasted about 30 minutes, at all," Garcia said. "I've working in City Hall at the Garcia .into the seat, she
She eventually called the never conducted myself time of the incident. said. Williams did not get


S senior and
nt, proposed
rnment after


speaking to someone in Miami whose
school had held a similar event.
"It's the first time anyone in our
county has put on an event like this," she
said.
Food was provided by Subway
restaurants in Newberry, High Springs
and Alachua, and Coca-Cola North
America provided water for the athletes.
"Everyone in the community really
pitched in to make the event a success,"
Jamison said.
The school limited the size of this
year's event, but due to its success,
Jamison said school and Student
Government officials plan to hold the
event for years to come.
"We were very happy with how it
turned out," she said. "We had a lot of
fun."


be made
totally unprofessional
manner.to have in a public
building, and I debated very
seriously going out and
terminating Mrs. Garcia,
but I felt that was a little
strict for the first time out
of the box and suspended
her for two weeks instead,"
Williams said.
Garcia filed an appeal
with Blanch Parker,
Archer's vice mayor, on
March 23. She returned to
work Wednesday but lost
two weeks of pay of about
$870, she said.
She has been employed
with the city since 2005
and has never had any
disciplinary action taken


Monday
against her, she said.
She had been appointed
as Archer's interim city
manager before Williams,
and she recently received
a $500 bonus for her work
during the transition of city
managers.
"How do you take
an exemplary employee
and suspend them for two
weeks?" said Ruth Leopold,
an Archer resident and
friend of Garcia's. "To me,
that's unfair."
The City Commission
will make a final decision
Monday night on whether
or not Garcia can have her
suspension appealed.
#� # -#


Frederick did not testify
or attend the hearing.
"Josie continued to get
.louder and louder," . said
Christine Sells, another
employee who works in
City Hall.
Williams asked Garcia
to take the situation outside
to the parking lot as the
incident escalated. At the
end of their discussion,
Garcia was not satisfied
with Frederick's response
to the forgery, she said.
An officer arrived to
generate a report and spoke
to Garcia and Frederick
about the matter. Frederick
started to cry, and Garcia left


the keys and Garcia drove
away.
A suspension letter
sent by Williams formally
outlined his reasons for
suspension. His specific
justifications, written in
the employee handbook,
included a slow down,
interference, or delay in
the employee's own work
or the work of others;
threatening, intimidating or
coercing fellow employees,
volunteers or members of
the public; and productivity
or -workmanship not up
to required standard of
performance.
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A6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2009


April 10 deadline forAtrusa



scholarships

Women ages 25 and up in Alachua and Bradford County


encouraged to apply
Special to Alachua County Today
Women wishing to
improve their career
prospects by furthering
their education are
encouraged to apply
for a scholarship from
Altrusa International of
Gainesville. Altrusa's
scholarship fund provides
up to five scholarships in
the amount of $1,260 for
women who are attending
or plan to attend Santa
Fe College. Scholarships


will be awarded in the
2009-2010 academic
year. Past recipients are
encouraged to reapply for
the following year.
To qualify, recipients
must be at least 25 years
old, a U.S. Citizen, a
resident of Alachua or
Bradford County, and
have a definite plan
for improving their
career whether through
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Canvassing Board Meeting

and L&A Test Schedule

2009 City of Alachua

Regular & Run-off Elections

April 14th, 2009 and

May 5th, 2009

ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE
PUBLIC - CALL (386) 418-6100 FOR
INFORMATION OR IF YOU REQUIRE
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS.
April 9, 2009 - Thursday - 2:00 PM - LOGIC &
ACCURACY Test - The Canvassing Board will conduct
the testing and sealing of the vote tabulation equipment to
be used in all phases of the City Election. The test will be
held at the Alachua City Hall Commission Chambers.

April 14, 2009 - Tuesday - 8:30 PM -The Canvassing
Board will meet at the Alachua City Hall Commission
Chambers to canvass election returns, review provisional
ballots along with any evidence provided, and certify the
election in the absence of unresolved provisional ballots.
If there are unresolved provisional ballots, the Board will
reconvene on Thursday to examine evidence regarding
the provisional ballots, and certify the election. After
certification on either date, selection of the race and
precinct for the post election audit of the voting system
will occur per Florida Statutes.

April 15, 2009 - Wednesday - 9:00 AM - The
Canvassing Board will meet at the Alachua City Hall
Commission Chambers to conduct the post-election audit
of the voting system per Florida Statutes if there are no
unresolved provisional ballots.

-OR

April 16, 2009 - Thursday - 5:30,PM - (if needed)
- The Canvassing Board will meet at the Alachua
City Hall Commission Chambers to certify the election
after examining provisional ballots, make race and
precinct selections for the post election audit of the
voting system, and conduct the post-election audit of
the voting system per Florida Statutes.

Run-Off Election Schedule (if needed)
April 30, 2009 - 2:00 PM (Subject to change) -
LOGIC & ACCURACY Test - The Canvassing
Board will conduct the testing and sealing of the vote
tabulation equipment to be used in all phases of the City
Run-Off Election. The test will be held at the Alachua
City Hall Commission Chambers.

May 5, 2009 - Tuesday - 8:30 PM - The Canvassing
Board will meet at the Alachua City Hall Commission
Chambers, to canvass the run-off election, review
provisional ballots along with any evidence provided,
and certify the election in the absence of unresolved
provisional ballots. If there are unresolved provisional
ballots, the Board will reconvene on Thursday to examine
evidence regarding the provisional ballots, and certify
the election. After certification on either date, selection
of the race and precinct for the post election audit of the
voting system will occur per Florida Statutes.

May 6, 2009 - Wednesday - 9:00 AM - The
Canvassing Board will meet at the Alachua City Hall
Commission Chambers to conduct the post-election
audit of the voting system per Florida Statutes if there
are no unresolved provisional ballots.

OR
May 7, 2009 - Thursday - 5:30 PM - (if needed) -
The Canvassing Board will meet at the Alachua City
Hall Commission Chambers to certify the election
after examining provisional ballots, make race and
precinct selections for the post election audit of the
voting system, and conduct the post-election audit of
the voting system per Florida Statutes.
NOTICE: Any protest or challenge based on the belief that
any ballot is illegal due to any defect apparent on the Voter's
Certificate must be filed with the Canvassing Board before
the ballot is removed from the envelope, and shall not be
accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing
envelope. If any person decides to appeal any decision made
at these meetings, they will need a record of the proceedings,
and they need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made. This notice applies to all meetings.
(Published: Alachua County Today - April 09, 2009)


or re-entering the job
market. Recipients must
also be a SFC student
or accepted at SFC, and
demonstrate scholastic
ability and financial
need. Scholarship
recipients must enroll full-
time, seek a degree, and
maintain a 2.5 grade point
average.
For more information
and to apply, contact
Kate Marks at 352- 395-
5491. Applications may
be picked up at the High
School Dual Enrollment
Office in Building R,
Room 05 at the Northwest
campus, 3000 N. W. 83rd
Street Gainesville. The
application deadline is 4
p.m. April 10.
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The Quantum of




Solace DVD set


By KEES BOER
Entertainment Writer

The new James Bond
film, Quantum of Solace,
was released on DVD last
week. The title is based
on a short story written by
lan Fleming, but the story
is a continuation of the last
Casino Royale film.
Daniel Craig stars as
the new James Bond, with
the action supposedly
starting about one hour
after Casino Royale
ended.
Casino Royale is a
reboot of the series. It is
in this film that we learn
how Bond gets his 00
status - or his license to
kill. Casino Royale was
well received worldwide
and most critics' gave it a
thumbs up.


RE-ELECT


ORIEN HILLS
for Alachua City
Commission,
Seat 4 i


Commissioner


for over a decade










Lifelong Alachua Resident
Proud to Serve
Pol. Adv. Pd. for and Appr. by Orien Hills, Candidate for City Commission, Seat 4


The Quantum
of Solace film got
mixed reviews.
though. It's thus
far the shortest
film in the series.
but it has the most
complicated plot of
all of theBond fil ms.
The director uses.
some incredible fast
editing in his action
scenes to.make the
film feel fast, but this
fast editing just adds
to the confusion, .
and in my opinion,
really hurt the film. Copy
As a matter of fact, righ
' rights
if they hadn't done
this, Quantum of
Solace would have been a
lot better.
The story introduces
the audience to the new
criminal group called
Quantum. It is a bit similar
to the original SPECTRE
though it seems to be
more covert and a bit more
devious.
The villain in the plot
is Mr. Dominic Greene,
who wants to control
Bolivia by controlling its
water supply. The action
supposedly takes place
in England, Switzerland,
Haiti, Austria, Bolivia and
Russia. The biggest part
of the story takes place in
Bolivia, though no scenes
were actually shot in that
country.
The DVD box says
that it is the "Perfect Bond
Film." I smiled at this,
because the vast majority
of Bond critics would
strongly disagree with
that. I would suggest that
if you' wanted to watch a
Bond film, go rent or buy
a good Bond film such as
"Goldfinger," "Diamonds


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are Forever," "The Spy
Who Loved Me," "The
Living Daylights," or "The
World is Not Enougfi."
None of these are perfect,
but they are a lot closer.
As a matter of fabt,
"Goldfinger" is probably
the best representation :of
a Bond film, if there ever
could be one. It's the film
that set the standard for
all of the following Bond
films.
The DVDset consists
of two disks. The first disk
is the film and the second
disk has some nice extras
on it. I like the two location
featurettes, especially hdw
the cast and crew wanted
to help the little children
in Panama after they had
used their town. Having
just been in that.area, I can
totally appreciate that.
The film is not family
friendly and I would riot
suggest younger children
to view this, or probably
any Bond film for that
matter.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2009 A7


City ofAlachua


DOWNTOWN
REDEVELOPMENT
TRUST BOARD (DRTB)
NOTICE OF VACANCIES
Date of Notice: April 9, 2009

The City of Alachua is accepting applications for two
appointments to the DRTB. The DRTB serves as our
Community Redevelopment Agency for the Downtown
Redevelopment District, also known as our Community
Redevelopment Area. The District encompasses an
area whose boundaries are shown on the map insert
below. The Board meets at least quarterly at City Hall.
Applicants must either reside within the City ofAlachua
or engage in a business within the City ofAlachua. The
City Commission by Resolution shall make staggered
;term appointments.
Downtown Redevelopment District








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Applications may be obtained in person dt City Hall,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Monday through Friday,
between the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. For
electronic applications, visit the City website at www.
cityofalachua.com.

Please forward completed applications on or before
May 6, 2009 to City ofAlachua, ATTN: Assistant City
Manager, DRTB, P. O. Box,9, Alachua, FL 32616. Any
questions should be directed to Ms. Danielle J. Judd,
Assistant City Manager, at (386) 418-6132.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
April 09, 16, 23 and 30, 2009)



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GAINESVILLE - The
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
which the President signed
into law in February,


provides for a one-time
payment of $250 to people
receiving Social Security
and Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) benefits.
The one-time recovery
payments will go out in
May 2009 and all payments
should be received by the


City ofAlachua


CITIZEN ADVISORY
TASK FORCE (CATF)
COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK
GRANT (CDBG)

NOTICE OF VACANCIES

Date ofNotice: April 9, 2009

The City of Alachua is accepting applications for
membership on the CATF. The CATF is the advisory
body to the Alachua City Commission on the CDBG
Program. It is a seven-member committee and meets
at least quarterly at City Hall. Applicants. must reside
in the City of Alachua and meet certain membership
requirements. Appointments to three (3) staggered terms
will be made by the City Commission during its May 18,
2009 meeting.

Applications may be obtained in person at Alachua
City Hall, 15001 NW 142nd Terrace, Monday through
Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.
For electronic applications, visit the City website at
www.cityofalachua.com

Please complete an application and send it on or before
May 6, 2009 to City ofAlachua, ATTN: Assistant City
Manager, CATF, P: O. Box 9, Alachua, FL, 32616.

Any questions, please call 386 418-6132.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
April 09, 16, 23 and 30, 2009)


The City ofAlachua will have an election April 14, 2009, for City
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
Debta Davis Mary Grady Richard Traud
J.R. Cannady Ron Tristani Mike Croce
Elaine Green DeeDee McClain Karen Williams,
Thelma Welch ThelmaiHammon Pam Schutzler
*Pollworkers subject Ella Thomas Sharon Traud
to change.

Protlamlation of tte tlapor of M tla
I, Jean Calderwood, 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

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
Trisani, Sam Ulbing, Pam Schutzler, Richard Traud, and Karen Williams.
S 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.


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end ofMay. InApril, Social
Security will send a letter
with additional.information
to each person who is
eligible for the one-time
payment. The payments
will be sent automatically,
meaning no action is
required on the part of the
person receiving benefits.
The economic recovery
payments will be made
separately from regular
monthly Social Security
and SSI payments.
All adults who receive
Social Security benefits,
including disabled adult
children (but not minor
children) are eligible for
$250 payment. In addition,
all persons who receive SSI
payments, including minor
children, are eligible for
the payment. Anyone who
receives benefits otwho was
'eligible to receive benefits
during any of the three
months prior to enactment
(November and December
of 2008 and January 2009)
will receive the one-time
payment as long as the
address of record is in one
of the 50 states, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico,
Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands,
American Samoa, or the
Northern Mariana Islands.
The payments will be
made in the same way
that regular monthly
payments are made.
People with direct deposit


will receive their payments
electronically. Those who
receive paper checks will
receive their -payments
in the mail. People who
receive regular payments
Through the Direct Express
debit card will receive their
one-time payments through
the card.
If someone receives
both Social Security and
SSI, only one payment
of $250 will be made.
The economic' recovery
legislation also provides
for .a one-time payment to
recipients of Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) and
Railroad Retirement Board
(RRB) benefits. However,
if you receive Social
Security or SSIbenefits and
you also receive VA and/or
RRB benefits, you will only
receive one $250 payment.
The Social -Security
Administration will send
you this payment.
To assist in processing
the payments as efficiently
as possible, please do not
contact Social Security
tinless do not receive a
payment by June 4, 2009.
Information is available
at www.socialsecurity.
gov and will be updated
regularly.;
To learn more about the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
visit www.recovery.gov.
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CITY OF ALACHUA COMMISSION CITY OF ALACHUA CHARTER AMENDMENTS


ALACHUA CITY COMMISSION
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SMichael Canney
DOrien Hills


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CITY OF ALACHUA CHARTER
AMENDMENTS ..
* NUMBER 1
ARTICLE III - LEGISLATIVE,
SECTIONS 3.014.06 AND 3.07
ARTICLE V- QUALIFICATIONS AND
ELECTIONS,
SECTIONS 6.01, 5.02 (A) AND 5.03
Elected Mayor
Shall the Charter be amended to create a
specific elected seat fbr the office o
Mayor?
Shall the above-described amendment be
adopted?
C)For Approval
C Agalrst Approval
NUMBER 2
ARTICLE III - LEGISLATIVE,
SECTION 3.06 (C)
Prohlbtllons on Former Elected City
Official
Shall the Charter be amended to provide
that the City Commission may waive the
provision that prohibits a former elected
City official to hold any compensated
appointed office or become a City
employee until one (1) year after either the
expiration of the term of office or vacation
of the office?
Shall the above-described amendment be
adopted?
OFor Approval
C Against Approval


NUMBER 3
ARTICLE III - LEGISLATIVE,
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City CommissIon Meetings
Shall the Charter be amended to provide
that City Commission Meetings shall be al
times and places as prescribed by law and
City Commission Rules?
Shall the above-described amendment be
adopted?
OCFor Approval
CAgalnst Approval
NUMBER 4
ARTICLE IV - ADMINISTRATIVE.
SECTION 4.01
City Manager Residency
Shall the Charter be amended to require
the City Manager to be a resident of the
City within six months of appointment
unless the City Commission agrees in
writing to allow the City Manager to reside
outside the City limits?
Shal the above-described amendment be
adopted?
CDFor Approval
C(Agalnst Approval
NUMBER 6
ARTICLE V - QUALIFICATIONS AND
ELECTIONS, SECTION 5.03
Form of Ballot
Shal the Charter be amended to provide
that a symbol, or any other method
prescribed by law, shall be used to vote
either for or against an amendment to the
Charter?
Shall the above-described amendment be
adopted?
C For Approval
OAgainst Approval


NUMBER 6
ARTICLE V - QUALIFICATIONS AND
ELECTIONS, SECTION S.04
Canvmasng Board
Shall the Charter be amended to allow
the City Commission to appoint a
Canvassing Board for City elections
whose duties, responsibilities, and
procedures shall be as set by
applicable lawand Cite Ordinances?
Shall the above-described amendment
be adopted?
( ForApproval
(Against Approval
NUMBER 7
ARTICLE IX- PLANNING & ZONING
BOARD, SECTION 9.02
Planning & Zoning Board Meetings
Shall the Charter be amended to
provide that Planning & Zoning Board
meetings shall be at times and places
as prescribed by law and as may be
directed by the City Commission?
Shall the above-described amendment
be adopted?
C--For Approval
C)Against Approval
NUMBER 8
ARTICLE IX - PLANNING & ZONING
BOARD. SECTIONS 9.04-9.08
Planning & Zoning Board Duties
Shall the Charter be amended so that
Planning and Zoning Board duties shall
be In accordance with applicable law
and as directed by the City
Commission?
Shll the above-described amendment
be adopted?
CD For Approval
CAgalnst Approval


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J~ n Calderwood, Mayor CITY CLERK, OR DEPUTY CITY CLERKALAN HENDERSON AT 386-418-6100, OR E-MAIL
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Support for Hardacre
and Hills
We are writing in support
of Gary Hardacre for Seat 5
Commissionerand for Orien Hills
for Seat 4 Commissioner.
There are three qualified
candidates for Seat 5, however,
we feel that Gary Hardacre would
make the best choice. We have
had the opportunity to get to
know and' to work with Gary in
-several situations. We have found
him to be truthful, an independent
thinker, dedicated to the Alachua
community, a family man and
someone who will follow through .
with what he says he will do. He
is also very organized, a hard
worker, and fair to others.
For Seat 4, Orien Hills is the
incumbent candidate and is the
candidate who is trul\ dedicated
to the Alachua community. He
has spent his entire life as a
resident and has dedicated his
life to making our community a
good-life community for all of
the residents. We find Orien to be
a quiet man who will spend man\
hours and quietly work "behind
the scene." Orien has a deep
sense of the community and has
taken time to listen to the people
of Alachua.
Therefore we support both
Gary Hardacre and Orien Hills
as we feel they are in touch with
the needs of the community and
are dedicated to serving all of our
citizens.
Gunter and Christme Hirsch
A.hclhua, FL

I am writing to offer my
support to Garn Hardacre for
Seal 5 and Orien Hills for Seat -4


in the upcoming City ofAlachua
Commission races. I have known
both men for many years. Mr.
Hardacre is well qualified to sit
on the Commission. He has been
active in the community serving
on the Planning and Zoning
Board as well as the Downtown
Redevelopment Trust Board. He
has also been active in many civic
groups such as the Boy Scouts and
Troop 88 Scouts, the Chamber
and Aachua Lions Club among
others. He attends Commission
Meeting and is "up to speed" on
the Citf workings.
Mr. Hills has been a
SCommissioner for many years.
He is a quiet man but always
speaks to the issues and has the
community'ss interests foremost
in his thoughts and actions. Our
financial stability and progress can
be traced back to his actions and
philosophy. He is a former teacher
and also sat on the Planning and
Zoning Board.
Both men have the support of
a wide range of Alachua citizens.
I am happy to throw my support
behind both ofthese gentlemen. Be
sure to vote on April 14th. Make
this the Good Life Community
and support those who want to
see it continues to be so.
Hugh Calderwood
.4lachua, FL

Support for Hardacre
"A big thank you to Gary
Hardacre who was the chairperson
for the concession trailer and
spent Friday, Saturday and part
of Sunday assisting at the festival
when he could have been busy
campaigning for his election. This
is what a dedicated Lion will do


to help the club." Alachua Lions
Club President Chris Hirsch stated
this in the Lion's April newsletter
and I heartily concur. But then I
have come to know that Gary'
always puts others before himself.
He has shown this over and over
again in his community' work with
scouting, service on government
boards and committees, service
clubs, the Chamber of Commerce
and the after school tutoring
project at Alachua Elementary,
even though his own children are
long past school age. and more
Gary Hardacre will bring
this same dedication to the City
Commission. As a fellow Lion
and Chamber member (and
tutor) I know how hard Gary
works on every project He a is
tireless worker who is-always
ready to lend yet another hand.
He is a' kind and thoughtful
person who will listen to his
constituents and follow through
for them as well. Gary loves
this community and it shows. He
values our small town charm and
will call for smart growth that
results in self-sustainability. He
possesses all the values I demand
in. a Commissioner: fairness,
compassion, ethics, patience
and a pledge to make informed
decisions. That's why, on April
14. I will be casting my vote for
the candidate who has repeatedly
shown his dedication to the
"Good Life Community." I hope
you will as well.
Linda Rice Chapman
Alachua, FL


City officials misTabeled,
unfairly shut down. yard
sale
In response to. City Manager
Jim Drumm's. ettft to ith editor
in the April 2 issue of the High
Springs'Herald there are so many
statements that are not true that I
don't know where to start
To begin with, I was not
operating a thrift store, as Mr.
Drumm stated. I 'was simply
having a yard sale for three days.
Mr. Drumm's statement-that I
have set up the shop in the parking
lot for sales during the past few
weeks is not true. The last time
I had a yard sale at this business
was in November of last year -
hardly an on-going business.
Neither myself nor my
wife said anything about selling
items on consigrM ent for other
people.. All items were ours. Mr.
Drumm stated that they received
a complaint. I do 'not believe
this. When the code enforcement
officer.visited us, she state that
everyone had t6 '.lae and we
.must shut down the yard sale.
She did not offer any alternatives.
SWe never stated that we were
running a business. When I asked
for a number to call to speak to
a supervisor, the lady stated.that
everyone had already gone for the
day and weekend. The owner of
the property allowed me to have a
yard sale at' thi'site.peridically.
It is not, s I previous' stated,
an on-going business, however, I
must - and will - comply. There
are many alternatives, and many
neighboring tbwns, that .wil be
happy to have people set up yard
sales. Just don't make it sound
like my wife and I are a couple


of desperados or criminals trying
to sidestep the laws. I have been
in and around High Springs foi
many years, and most people here
know me.
I remember when High
Springs was a visitor-friendly little
town that cared about its people
and the surrounding community,
but now it seems everything is
about money. When you take
this attitude, many people will
bypass your town, which will.
ultimately hurl your merchants
who are already having a hard
time. When I read about the
cameras being installed on the
traffic lights, I thought, "What 'a
great idea." This will free up the
police department so they can
adequately deal with these illegal'
yard sales and people illegally.
selling personal vehicles.
Bobby A. Simmons
High Springs, FL





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The universal
Did you go to preschool? When I was Universal pre-K would cr
growing up, few kids did. But now there standard for preschools, but
is a new movement that says every child good thing? Why should we t
in America should have a chance to start one way to do preschool and'
school before kindergarten - at taxpayer ment experts know what it i
expense. Obama doesn't acknowledge
It's part of President Obama's massive economist F. A. Hayek taught
spending plans. His "stimulus" bill in- tion is a discovery process.
eludes an Early Learning Challenge Grant Levi has to work hard to
to encourage states to "Develop a cutting- schools because she knows
edge plan to raise the qual- with government s
ity of your early learning ents have options.
programs" (http://tinyurl. "If we didn't
com/cv6s23). It's a popular families would go
idea. Sixty-seven percent of street to the next sc
Americans favor universal St schools aren't doir
pre-K funded by the govern- and they get to jusl
ment. But I doubt that most . ing their doors. To
Americans have thought it are the ones to defi
through. is laughable."
Mia Levi has. She told AI As she says,.
me, "This whole thing is a movement has the v
scam." Jnhn Stno sel about it. Most Amer


Levi runs six preschools.
I thought she'd favor the
program, since she'd collect easy money
from the government.
"I don't want to have to answer to the
government," she said in my ABC special
"Bailouts and Bull" (http://tinyurl.com/
c9yhgr)., "Our programs are so far supe-
rior."


ready attend preset
pay for it themselv
who can't afford it can get
subsidies or use free program
Start. But under universal pre-
would pay for every child.
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ihat Nobel we get nearly $10 back in reduced welfare, gia ha
:Competi- rolls, fewer health costs and less crime." But
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prove her. tiny studies (58 children) of places like past 1(
hat, unlike Michigan's Perry Preschool. But those results
vices, par- low-income, low-IQ kids got much more kids fri
than preschool, including after-school tu- Do
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down the enting classes. children
ool. Public Lisa Snell, education director of the tional;
their job, Reason Foundation, says you can't expect Pie
keep open- similar results with middle- and higher in- program
y that they come children, planned
... quality In addition, lots of studies say the pre- cially?
school effect fades. Head Start is revered. Gi
the pre-K for raising test scores, but studies show that Joh
iff of scam by grades 3 or 4 those gains vanish. News'
an kids al- "They can't tell the difference between Lies, a
ol. Parents the kids that went to Head Start and the more a
,and those ,kids who didn't," Snell says. "When they by oth
government compared them to the kids that are disad- cartoo?
like Head vantaged that didn't go to Head Start, they Web p
,taxpayers can't tell from their test scores which kids CC
had the treatment of Head Start." TIONS
ney," Levi. There's still another flaw in the pro- DI
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one of the biggest pre-K advocacy:
., concedes that, but claims that'
quality" government programs ben-;
ldren. She said Oklahoma and Gebr-
re them already.
t those states, despite spending bil-:
of tax dollars on preschool for the
0 years, have not shown impressive
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TheAlachua Lions Club
,was well represented
'at Santa Fe College's
40th annual Spring
Arts Festival this
past weekend. Lion
members Warren
Woolsey (front) and
Austin Green (rear)
cooked up hotdogs
and served cold
lemonade for hungry
festival goers along
Gainesville's NE 1st
'Street.


BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today


GRAPSKI: (
Continuedfrom page A
detailing alleged misconduct
and injustices in the process
of his hearing. Parts of
those responses required
redaction from the record,
presumably to withhold
profane language.
'On March 31,
Aqninistrative Law Judge
IKeit Wetherell, at the
F; ida Department of
Administrative Hearings
(IXbAH) ruled that Grapski
was guilty of four separate
counts of election law
violations. To follow,
Wetherell slammed Grapski
with $4,000 in fines.
Grapski, however, has
noqintention of paying the
fins;
;:"'I do not accept nor
acknowledge your actions
aI I will NEVER pay you
one dime," was just one
among many of Grapski's
arguably inflammatory
written statements to the
judge.
-Grapski said Wetherell
refused to hear evidence
relevant to the case and
allegedthatFloridaElections
Commission (FEC) and its
attorney was provided with
the, very reports for which
the, political activist was


DRUG ARREST:
Continued from page Al

half a mile, Young was
arrested when he pulled off
at a friend's house.
Along with drugs and
drug paraphernalia, a search
revealed $1,780, which
Young said he won playing
pool at a Columbia County
bar.- Using the Florida
Cofitraband Forfeiture
Act, which enables law
enforcement officers to seize
property used, for illegal
purposes, Young's vehicle
anti money were seized at


would appeal the guilty ruling


charged with not filing.,
Chief among those he
blames for his woes are
FEC Executive Director
Barbara Linthicum who is
now retired.
In one of Grapskis
responses to Wetherell, he
wrote, "You, the judge are
a joke. The prosecuting
attorney is unethical.
Barbara Linthicum is a liar.
"And the City ofAlachua
is a criminal operation,"
Grapski added.
Woven into his deriding
statements was a self-
defense which apparently
was too little too late. On
one of the counts in which
he was found guilty, Grapski
said he did file the financial
report as required..
Grapski elaborated on
the matter saying, "In the
2006 case I was not only a
victim of criminal activities
of the City of Alachua
who concocted these false
charges but did indeed file a
report even though I was not
a candidate and there was no
lawful election."
Grapski accused the
judge himself of having'
ex parte communications
regarding the case, meaning


the judge spoke with a party
who should otherwise not
be involved in the case or at
least not outside of a formal
hearing.
Seemingly, presenting
himself as a martyr, Grapski
wrote, "Once again this
Court has acted to legitimize
the systematic and conscious
violation of the law by
the agents and officials of
the City of Alachua and
to endorse their unlawful
persecution of a citizen who
dared to try and speak up
- and ironically - to seek
that the laws be actually
respected and followed."
I Grapski may have a lot
to say, but he'll have to save
it for another day because
a ruling of "guilty" has
already been returned in his
election law violations case.
Grapski may, however, file
with the district court of
appeals to have the charges
reconsidered. Still, it is
likely that court will have an
opportunity to see Grapski's
responses laced with
provocative language upon
review of the case.
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and cocaine are the drugs their family members." STAMPS


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area, but like any community,
there are specific areas where
they are flagrantly sold.
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Troiano said. "It's not
everywhere, but it is here and
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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OFMEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD OF

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and
Zoning Board of the City of Alachua will hold a
public hearing on a proposed Site Plan on April
21, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in
the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100
NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider
a request by Causseaux, Hewett, and Walpole,
Inc., agent for Shima and Kevin Carter, owner,
for consideration of a Site Plan consisting of four
accessory structures containing a total of �804
square feet. The +38.43 acre site is located south
of U.S. Hwy 441 and east of NW 188th Street.
FLUM: Agriculture and Commercial; Zoning:
Agriculture and Commercial Intensive; Tax
Parcel No. 03046-003-000.
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the proposed Site Plan. Copies of the proposed Site Plan are
available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department, 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on any
regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. beginning on the Friday before the scheduled meeting.
Written comments on the proposed Site Plan may be
sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning
and Community Development, P. O. Box 9, Alachua,
FL 32616. Notice, is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision-made
at these public hearings, you will need a verbatim record of
the proceedings. It will be your responsibility to ensure that
a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at
least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today -April 09, 2009)


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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD OF

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning
Board of the City of Alachua will hold a public hearing
on a proposed Site Plan on April 21, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers
of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua,
Florida, to consider a request by Crews Engineering
Services, LLC, agent for Alachua Farm & Lumber,
Inc., owner, for consideration of a Site Plan consisting
of �1,650 square feet of covered storage, �2,260 square
feet of office/storage, �1,900 square feet of covered
walkway, and the addition of nine (9) paved parking
spaces. The � 2.28 acre site is located at 14101 NW
145th Avenue on the north and south side of NW
145th Avenue and west of NW 141st Street (Main
Street). FLUM: Commercial and Residential Moderate
Density; Zoning: Central Business District (CBD) and
Residential Single Family - 3 (RSF-3); Tax Parcel No.
03710-000-000, 03711-000-000, 03692-000-000, and
03693-000-000.

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NW 145TH AVFI - .,


NW 144TH PL e

At the Planning and Zoning Board public meeting all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed Site Plan. Copies of the proposed Site Plan are
available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department, 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on any
regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. beginning on the Friday before the scheduled meeting.
Written comments on the proposed Site Plan may be
sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning
and Community Development, P. O. Box 9, Alachua,
FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made
at these public hearings, you will need a verbatim record of
the proceedings. It will be your responsibility to ensure that
a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk a L, 4 -141 N- lInl x 101 at
least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today - April 09, 2009)


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ContinuedfrompageA Perdue was fleeing a warrant in Lake County


she attempted to arrest him but was thrown to
the ground when he punched and kicked her and
tore the radio from her belt, according to the
police report.
Perdue fled to Hardee's Restaurant on Santa.
Fe Boulevard, where he abandoned his stolen
car and attempted to steal a car from a woman
waiting in the drive-thru line. The woman
resisted and was punched in the face before
Perdue ran to a nearby CVS Pharmacy where he
again approached a woman and unsuccessfully
attempted to take the keys to her car.
Perdue was then cornered at the First Baptist
Church of High Springs by HSPD officers,
Alachua County Sheriff Office (ACSO) deputies
and Alachua Police Department (APD) officers.
Perdue was arrested and charged with
attempted home invasion robbery, battery of
a law enforcement officer, depriving a law
enforcement officer of radio communications,
burglary of an occupied conveyance, battery,
attempted robbery by sudden snatching,


possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of
a concealed handcuff key.
According to the report, Perdue told High
Springs Chief of Police James Troiano that he
was avoiding arrest for his warrants in Lake
County and was fleeing to central Florida. He
stopped at the home in High Springs with a
12-gauge shotgun to steal a car he had. seen in
the city a week earlier, and he said he planned to
shoot the resident to get the keys before Hines
'arrived.
"She's my hero," Troiano said of Hines. "I'm
proud of her for what she did. She survived a
terrible beating, and I believe she saved the life
of the resident inside the home."
Hines was treated for her injuries, and while
she recovers and Perdue Jr. waits to see his
son, Fred Henry Perdue remains in the Alachua
County Jail.


Officer assaults
The FBI conducts a study each year of police officers killed and assaulted
on duty. The FBI's most recent study was a 2007 survey of nearly fl,000,
agencies that made up a pool of 517,875 officers who served 76.8 percent
of the nation's population. Of that group, here are the statistics of assault.of
police officers in the U.S.
In 2007:
* Law enforcement agencies reported that 59,201 officers were assaulted,
on duty
* 11 of every 100 officers were assaulted on duty.
* 31.7 percent of assaulted officers were responding to disturbance calls
such as family quarrels or bar fights.
* 63 percent of officers assaulted were on a single officer patrol
N 80.2 percent of those assaulted were attacked with personal weapons,
which include hands, fists, feet or other body parts
* 3.7 percent were assaulted with firearms
* 89.7 percent of the 59,201 assaults in 2007 were cleared by the arrest
of the offender or in special cases by the offender's death or suicide.
* For more information, visit http://www.fbi.gov ucr'ucr.htm
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/killed/2007/.


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, Monday through Friday,
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm,. or by
visiting the City's website at www.cityofalachua.com.
Completed applications must be received no later than
Friday, 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)


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
BEFORE THE CITY
COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF
ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City Commission of the City of Alachua will hold a
public hearing on a Notice of Proposed Change (NOPC) to
the Turkey Creek Development of Regional Impact (ADA-
03-1982-025) Development Order onApril 20,2009 at 7:00
p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers
of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida,
to consider a request by C. David Coffey, Esquire, agent
for Alachua Preserve Development Group, LLC, owner,
to consider whether the proposed change requires further
development-of-regional impact review. The proposed
change is to reduce the number of residential units
authorized in the southern portion of the DRI (known as
"Alachua Preserve"); and to amend Map H-l to document
wetland jurisdictional boundaries. The � 380 acre subject
property is located south of the Turkey Creek'Planned
Unit Development (PUD). FLUM: Moderate Density
Residential; Zoning: Agriculture. Tax Parcel Nos. 05923-
002-000; 05923-003-000; 05923-004-000; 05923-005-000;
05923-006-000; 05923-007-000; 05923-008-000; 05923-
009-000; 05923-010-000; and 05923-011-000.
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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the
proposed ordinance, the Staff Report, and related materials are
available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department or at the Office of the City Clerk,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular business day
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior
to the City Commission meeting. Written comments on the
proposed ordinance may be sent to the following address:
City of Alachuna, Planning and Community Development,
P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant
to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal
any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in
this meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101
at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today - April 09, 2009)


SEWER:
Continued from page Al

Septic tanks posing health hazards and preventing commercial growth


(GRU) through transmission lines,
have a private company build and
maintain a sewage plant or engage in
a public-private partnership.
"r think that we need to study each
proposal carefully and decide what's
best for our citizens and our city as a
whole," said Leann Slaughter, Archer
city mayor.
The need for a sewer system has
been a recurring concern. LastAugust,
the Commission voted against a plan
to run an 8-inch transmission line
seven miles to Gainesville.
The lack of a sewer system may
be posing health hazards to residents,
and it is preventing commercial
businesses from settling in the city
because it is more costly for them to
operate with septic tanks.
"At the end of the day, there's
no free lunch," said John Jenkins, a
lawyer who spoke about the ways in
which his firm in Tallahassee could


assist in finding grant money and
funds for, a sewer system. But hiring
Jenkins' firm would be expensive.
John Hudson of Hudson &
Company, Inc. proposed that he
represent the city in negotiations with
GRU about bringing a central sewer
system to Archer.
Hudson said the sewer service must
not be financed by the residents, but
by GRU and commercial businesses.
In addition to the sewer system,
Hudson mentioned that cable
television, Internet and phone services
could also' be offered to Archer's
residents if a deal with GRU is made.
Carl Smith, director of corporate
development for Aqua Utilities
Florida, addressed the Commission
about how the company could work
with Archer to bring a wastewater
system to the city. Aqua currently
owns and operates 115 wastewater
systems in 19 counties throughout


Florida.
He suggested a partnership
between Archer and Aqua as another
option in which Archer would provide
land and some funding, while Aqua
would take responsibility for design,
construction and permits. Another
option would be for Aqua to own and
operate the system and bill the citizens
directly for the services.
The entire project would cost the
city $9.2 million.
"I was listening to the optoi4s,J
and we're going to need a lot ir7e
information before leaning tow iIs
any one," said Commissioner Robdrta
Lopez.
The Commission will fui:r
discuss these options Monday d
will vote whether to allow.Hugsn
to negotiate with GRU and pertas
generate a plan for a wastewvar
system in Archer.
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RAD is a program of
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and techniques. It is a
comprehensive course, for
women only that starts, with
awareness, prevention, risk
reduction and avoidance and
progresses to the basics of
hands-on defense training.
RAD is taught in three


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Sheriff's office offering defense course for women


four-hour blocks. The first
block is a classroom discussion
of risk reduction strategies,'
date tape mentality, continuum
of survival, defensive strategies
and the basic principals of
defense. We also discuss how
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understanding offensive and
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introduces the student to
hands-on defense training. The
techniques are based on simple
gross motor skills and are
developed to the point that they
become instinctual through
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In the third section,
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A list of course offerings
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for a class, or for more
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White Male,
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9/23/1962
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Burglary, Petit
Theft


Jean
Louidor
Black Male,
5'11",
3/1/1984
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery, Resist
Officer


Demetrius
Perry
Black Male,
6', 05/31/85
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine


Wesley
Blake
Black Male,
5'9",
10/4/90
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine, Sell
of Cocaine


Jasmine
Worthy
Black
Female,
5'8",
9/24/87
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Worthless
Check x7


Emma
Williams
Black
Female,
5'8", 7/1/62
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Burglary;
Grand Theft


Jonathan L.
Henderson
Black Male,
05/17/1982
Brown Eyes,
Black Hair
5'06",
150 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
FTA- Possess
Marijuana not
more than 20
grams


Michael C.
McKinney
White Male,
02/19/1988
Blue Eyes,
Red Hair
6'01",
174 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Kathleen
Book
White
Female,
5'7",
5/25/1962
Blonde Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud


Aurica
Scott
Black
Female,
5'7",
6/3/1964
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


Lavernard
McKinley
Black Male,
6'1",
6/6/1979
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


Gregory
Romesburg
White Male,
6 '0 ", r
3/2/1960
Blonde Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Theft


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Dante
Bray
Black Male,
5'5",
08/06/85
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Battery


Major
George
Black Male,
5'8",
12/24/57
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Petit
Theft


James M.
Drake
White Male,
03/31/1984
Hazel Eyes,
Brown Hair
5'09",
160 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Virtron
Horton
Black Male,
12/05/1985
Brown Eyes,
Black Hair
5'06, 130
Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


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God, the Gardener


Into the earth go the
seeds; some look like what
they will be after they
grow, like beans; others are
almost too small to see, like
lettuce seeds. The planting
of seeds is a profound
gesture of hope: a vote of
confidence in the orderly
and predictable power of
life. Put those small seeds
in the ground and add water,
and you get plants.


Of course,
they don't all
make it. Once
they sprout and
grow a little,
you have to thin
them: pull some
of them up so
that the rest have
a better chance
at the nutrients
in the soil. The
birds, who were
watching you
as you planted
the seeds, were
waiting to see
where you
put them and
decided to help


you thin some of them out.
The life is strong, but a lot
can happen along the way.
Growing into fruit-bearing
maturity is not a sure thing.
An image that you might
not have thought of is God
as a farmer. We imagine
Him as a mighty ruler, or as
a father, or a judge. Those


are images we've seen and
heard a lot about. But,
God as a gardener? He
invests love and labor in
us, placing the seed of His
Living Word in our hearts
so grow and mature in our
relationship with Him. To
think of God as a farmer
gives us a glimpse of Him
as The One who hopes for
us-who hopes for our good
and longs for everything to
go well with
us. There
are those
who carry
the image of
a God who


rains down
trouble on
the bad and
prosperity
on the good
from a far off
place. But,
the God of
the garden is
on our side,
cheering us
on and we
must always
remember


that our Lord is beside us
through all things.
Do you remember your
youth and all the hopes you
had for yourself? Some
were pretty grand, maybe
that you would be a'famous
movie star or baseball
player, It seemed that
nothing could get in the way


of our hopes. Oh, we knew
that there-were those who
sometimes didn't see their
dreams come true, but those
were other people. When
we were young, we thought
everything was within our
power, but what do we think
now? We have experienced
things in our lives that we
never would have chosen;
we have found that the
power we felt so certain of
in our youth wasn't ours.
We used to think we could
do just about anything we
wanted to; now we know
that there are many things
that we can't control. Now,
we aren't surprised-life
is harder than we thought
it-would be when we were
young. After we put in a
few decades, we come to
understand that.
But, we've also come
to understand something
.else. It was those times of
trouble, times when things
didn't go our way; that
were the times we grew the
most. We became stronger
because of those troubles -
not from the trouble itself,
but from surviving it. We
learn and grow from being
challenged. The "thinning"
that goes on in our lives,
the losses we sustain, the
wrong turns, are the things
that help to form us. Like
the plant, we grow from
being pruned. We wouldn't


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have chosen some of the
things that have happened
to us, but we can't deny
the growth we have known
because of them. That's the
way it is with both people
and plants: growth has a
cost, and sometimes it's a
high cost, but we can always
choose whether or not to
allow ourselves to grow
from it. It's that choice that
God the gardener hopes in
planting the Word of Truth
in our hearts.
If we think of God as
the gardener, rather than
as the stern, removed
dispenser of human joys
and sorrows, what would


be different if we thought.
of God in this way? Prayer
would be different, for one
thing. You may have had
the experience of praying
mightily for something
you wanted. You may
have thought, "I guess it's
just not God's will," when
things didn't work out the
way you wanted, and you
had to rework your plans
and dreams to meet the new
reality. But what if God
were not far off, deciding
whether or not to grant your
request? Instead, what if
God were right beside you,
watching your life grow,
helping you to respond


with growth instead of
bitterness to any setback
you've had? Then your
prayer would be different.
It would be less desperate,
more watchful and quieter,
a prayer of willingness to be
shown the door that opens
when another closes. We
wouldn't have unanswered
prayer; we would learn that
there is no such thing.
God is the gardener, the
farmer, the sower of life and
love. He is always close to
us and full of love and hope
for our good.
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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. Doug Frazier
(386) 462-3326



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


S . First Presbyterian
Church of Alachua
Rev. Vnginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
(386) 462-1549
Sunday School 9 am., Worship
Service 10:30 am. Nursery provided.
www.firstpresalachua.org


HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAllAges 9:30 am.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship 6p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m.
highspringscofc@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


^2Bof Life
Assembly of God
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua
www.riveroflifeassembly.org


t i11 saints Englitan Ciurdi)
Apm d0f OFi EapdsjiGa h
* 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 an.
and other special services as announced.
8100 SWArcher Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 * wwwAllsaintsXnEC.org

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

High Springs Seventh-day Adventists
230 NW Ist A ru

Divine Worship
s at. In E g S e
Md-Week: Tue l Mea p
Youth: Sat. 9:1 4am.
Wed. 6 )I p m
Pastor: Anthor r., f,:.rd
(386)45.-':,

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


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 School 10 pm.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 amn.; Children's Church 6
p.m.; Evening Worship 6 pin.; Tuesday :
YSB 7pjn. Wednesday: Outreach
Fellowship Dinner 6 p..; General Prayer
Service 7:30 p.m.
13220NW 150thAvenue,Alachua
PastorWillie J. McKnight, Sr. * 462-2549


New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800 NE 158thAvenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & Fax (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 am.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.-st, 2nd, 3rdSunday
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 pn. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
Theme: PUSH-Pray UrlilSn&,rhgHcFgper


First Baptist Church of Alachua

IMPA ING One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
vAMMM (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

Grace Community Church (PCA)
List your Place of A New Church in Western Alachua County
Pastor Ty Keys -
Worship New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue in
here Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Call (386) 462-3355 Worship: Sunday 9 am Nursery provided.
ext. 9503 For info go to www.
for more information. gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love ofChrist by Lifting Up
the Name ofChrist-Cone hear the Doctrines ofGrace


PASSAGE
Family Church
Readcling people where they are"

2020 NE 15 Street
Palor George and 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 & BibleStudy
Youth Services:
7 p.m. Wednesday
7 p.m. Fourth Fridays
www.passageministries.org


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



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


St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil5p.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


THE VEN. JOHN E.
PLEASURE
All Saints Anglican
Church, Gainesville.
A parish of the
Christian Episcopal
Church


SHARE YOUR CHURCH EVENTS
Let everyone know about special activities your church
has on the horizon. Call (386)
462-3355, fax (386) 462-4569 or email to
gail@AlachuaToday.com. All community
announcements will now be printed together on A3.


CHRISTIAN FAMILYWORSHIP
CENTER AND BIBIE 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 a.m.
Morning Worship 11a.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367
Cell: (386) 878-9568


christian %ife 'Fellowship
Assembly of God
Contemporary WorshipMinistry -AllAges
Sunday: SS 9:30 am/Worship 10:30 am.
Wed..7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W..Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newbeny, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
www.clfbest.org


Service Times
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
FAM, cHULRY.C o. Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
SLies Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
p,,flopact tg of Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
;i t~,h ford" 386-454-1563
io's www.impactfamilychurch.com
16710 NW US 441 * Between High Springs & Alachua


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NOTICE OF BID

The City of Archer is
accepting sealed bids on
a surplus vehicle, a 1981
GMC Brush Truck. The
mileage is approximately
392,116. Bids will be
accepted until April 16th
at 4:00 p.m. The award
will be announced on
April 9th at 4:30 p.m.
Please submit bids in a
sealed envelope to the
City of Archer, 16870
SW 134th Ave., PO Box
32618 . Direct questions
to 352-495-2880.
(Published: Alachua
County Today -
April 09, 2009)
REQUEST FOR
PROPOSALS

Notice is hereby given
that sealed proposals will
be accepted until 4 p.m.
on April 30, 2009 by the
Office of the City Clerk, at
the City of Waldo, 14655
Kennard Street, P.O.
Drawer B, Waldo, Florida
32694, for CONTINUING
ENGINEERING
SERVICES FOR THE
CITY OF WALDO,
FLORIDA.

Individuals and Firms shall
be experienced in the
funding, design, permitting
and construction
administration of
water supply systems,
wastewater collection
and treatment, effluent
disposal facilities, road
.paving projects, drainage
systems, recreational
projects and other


municipal engineering
services. Applicants
shall also be experienced
with funding agencies
including the FDEP SRF
Program, the USDA Rural
Development and the
CDBG programs.

Proposals for services
will be evaluated in
accordance with the
requirements of Florida
Statutes 287.055, the
Consultants Competitive
Negotiations Act, using
the following criteria:

1) Past experience
providing continuing
engineering services
to municipalities;
2) Experience providing
engineering
design, permitting
and construction
administration
services on water
and sewer projects;
3) Experience in
handling grant-
funded projects such
as:
mUSDA Rural
Development (RD)
mDEP State Revolving
Fund (SRF)
*Community
Development Block
Grant (CDBG)
*DEP Florida
Re create i o n
Development
Assistance Program
(FRDAP)
4) Management and
Staffing; and
5) Client references.

Properly licensed
professional engineering
firms or individuals shall
submit six (6) copies
of their qualification
proposals marked
"Continuing Engineering


Services for the City of
Waldo" to the Office of
the City Clerk as listed
and specified above. The
City of Waldo reserves
the right to reject any or
all proposals, to waive
any minor informalities or
minor irregularities in the
proposal process in the
best interest of the City.

(Published: Alachua
County Today -
April 09, 2009)
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO FIND CITY OF
HAWTHORNE
COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO.
09-PEFE1-NOI-0105-
(A)-(l)

The Department gives
notice of its intent to find
the Amendment to the
Comprehensive Plan for
the.City of Hawthorne,
adopted by Ordinance No.
2008-13 on February 17,
2009, IN COMPLIANCE,
pursuant to Sections
163.3184, 163.3187 and
163.3189, F.S.

The adopted
City of Hawthorne
Comprehensive Plan
Amendment and the
Department's Objections,
Recommendations and
Comments Report, (if
any), are available for
public inspection Monday
through Friday, except
for legal holidays, during
normal business hours,
at the City of Hawthorne,
City Clerks Office, 6700
Southeast 221st Street,


Hawthorne, Florida
32640.

Any affected person,
as defined in Section
163.3184, F.S., has a
right to petition for an
administrative hearing to
challenge the proposed
agency determination
that the Amendment to
the City of Hawthorne
Comprehensive Plan is In
Compliance, as defined in
Subsection 163.3184(1),
F.S. The petition must
be filed within twenty-
one (21) days after
publication of this notice,
and must include -all
of the information and
contents described in
Uniform Rule 28-106.201,
F.A.C. The petition must
be filed with the Agency
Clerk, Department of
Community Affairs, 2555
Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, and a copy
mailed or delivered to the
local government. Failure
to timely file a petition
shall constitute a waiver
of any right to request an
administrative proceeding
as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and


120.57, F.S. If a petition
is filed, the purpose of the
administrative hearing will
be to present evidence
and testimony and
forward a recommended
order to the Department.
If no petition is filed, this
Notice of Intent shall
become final agency
action.

If a petition is filed,
other affected persons
may petition for leave
to intervene in the
proceeding. A petition
for intervention must be
filed at least twenty (20)
days before the final
hearing and must include
all of the information and
contents described in
Uniform Rule 28-106.205,
F.A.C. A petition for
leave to intervene shall
be filed at the Division
of Administrative
Hearings, Department of
Management Services,
1230 Apalachee Parkway,
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3060. Failure
to petition to intervene
within the allowed time
frame constitutes a
waiver of any right such
a person has to request


a hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S.,
or to participate in the
administrative hearing.

After an administrative
hearing petition is
timely filed, mediation
is available pursuant to
Subsection 163.3189(3)
(a), F.S., to any affected
person who is made a
party to the proceeding
by filing that request with
the administrative law
judge-assigned by the
Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice
of mediation shall not
affect a party's right to an
administrative hearing.

Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive
Planning .
Department of
Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100

(Published: Alachua
County Today -
April 09, 2009)
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frontage, utilities. Ideal
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farming & livestock. Call
Jack (800)242-1802.


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from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM
SUPPORTED BY THE LOCAL BUSINESSESS
What: The GSFRDR is a rubber duck race held on the Santa Fe
River to benefit Polio Plus, High Springs Boy Scouts, Friends of
the Library, and the High Springs Social Services.
When: Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The
ducks will be released at 12:00 Noon Sharp up stream from the Boat
Ramp Road (N.W. 210th Lane). North on 441 on left before you get to
the Santa Fe River.
Where: Boat Ramp Road (N.W. 210th Lane). Parking will be
provided along roadway and off the road. West of 441.
Food, Entertainment and Display: Food will be
provided by the High Springs Boy Scout Troop #69. There will be a
boat and motor display by the Antique Outboard Motor Club.
Prizes: Cash winners for the first three ducks to cross the finish
line. First Prize will be $500.00, Second Prize will be $100.00, and
Third Prize will be $50.00.


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"BUILDING SALE" ...
"UNPRECEDENTED
LOW PRICES."
REDUCED DEPOSITS.
LIMITED INVENTORY.
25X40 $6,844. 30X50
$7,844. 35X60 $12,995.
40X60 $15,995. 60X100
$37,400. OTHERS!
(800)668-5422.
MANUFACTURER
DIRECT SINCE 1980.


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Huge Yard Sale!
FRIDAY/SATURDAY -
April 17-18
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fellowship Church
16916 US Hwy. 441
High Springs, FL
Fund raiser for Youth &
College Missions


RAIN OR SHINE
RiverGlen Subdivision
Friday & Saturday 4/10 &
11 FURNITURE, Brand
new items, household
antiques, clothing. CD'S,
movies, garden fountain,
statues, pictures. 20227
NW 254th Way, High
Springs, 7:30 - until?


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AUCTION! 882
Acres HUNTSVILLE
(ALABAMA) CITY
LIMITS. Saturday
April 11. Just North of
1-565. Sewer available.
Adjacent to Megasite.
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Ken Garner ALSL 1002,
(877)914-SOLD.


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