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Title: Alachua County Today
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Publication Date: July 30, 2009
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Troiano de fends rec or
Surveys show 7 of 9 respondents want chief out


By HOLLY KANE
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS- The Police
Benevolence Association (PBA) of
Florida continues
to call for the
resignation of
High Springs
Police Department
(HSPD) Chief
James Troiano after
surveys completed TROIANO
by officers said that
he micromanages and does not follow


Archer



mayor n

resigns

By TRACEY MCMNIANUS
Tohda Reporter
ARCHER Only days
after Archer appointed its
fourth interim city manager
m six months, the city will
now have to fill the shoes of
another leader.
LeaiMr. Slaughter
stepped down as mayor of
Archer Monday, citing the
Commission's inability to
progress operations and
work with previous Interim
City Manager Ward Scott as
factors min her decision.
"Mr. Scott and I thought
.we had a great vision for
where we wanted to be,"
Slaughter said. "'When that Alachua
did not come into play. it Traci Ca
just became more than I the comic
could continue to fight."
Scott withdrew his
contract to become Archer's ALA
official city manager July 20 announce
after three commissioners the Alacl
said his proposed salary of to pursue
$78,000 was out of means the city
ARCHER: shortcom
Contirnued on page A 7 The


"The Chief is
the type of leader
that is shot by
friendly fire."
H PBA survey respondent
protocol.
Representatives from the PBA
talked to reporters and community
members outside High Springs City
Hall Thursday about the surveys


retumern on time oy nine i e I a12
officers that received the survey.
"These officers are working in
.fear of their agency," said Brandon
Kutner, president of the North Central
Florida Branch of the PBA, which has
represented the High Springs Police
Department for 17 years.
Morale is the lowest it has ever
been for the longtime officers because
they, are "not being treated fairly
across the board by the chief ofpolice"
TROIANO:
(contnnued on page A4


fatson to retire


i three months
ici Cain to step in again


City Manager Clovis Watson Jr. met with incoming Interim City Manager
in in his office Wednesday afternoon to discuss the transition of duties in
ing months.


By PATRICIA HOYOS
Today Reporter
CHUA Clovis Watson Jr.
ed Monday that he will be leaving
hua city manager position Nov. I
e other interests and will not hold
responsible for retirement money
lings that he might.incur. *
City Commission voted 5-0 to


Ronald McDonald promo es


reading to area children
By BEN BOUKARI
Today) Writer
HIGH SPRINGS At
the High. Springs Branch
Library'- it was not just
another summet day. On
Tuesday afternoon over 90
kids got a rare "mctreat" -
Ronald McDonald himself.
Ronald McDonald, the face
of McDonald's restaurants,
and arguably the most
famous clown in the world.
shared stories with the
kids while also performing
magic tricks. The children
participated in a game show
to the delight of the nearly
BEN BOUKARRI .1adhua (Cunt rodai
CHILDREN: Ronald McDonald stands among some of his biggest
Continued on page .47 fans at the High Springs library Tuesday afternoon.


appoint Assistant City Manager Traci Cain
as the interim city manager as of Sept. 1.
Watson will assist her until his departure to
ensure a smooth transition.
"'I've enjoyed working for the city and
will be here for the city," Watson said.
"I am prepared to assist the city and the
WATSON:
Continued on page A5


By TRACEY MCNMANUS
T',,Idv Repo rter


ALACHLUA
prevent cuts in
public services


To
Alachua's
and staff,


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Address Service Reouested
Heist leaves Domino's


safe sheared open


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An APD officer investigates the scene Monday morning
at Domino's in Alachua where thieves broke into the
office by tunneling from a neighboring business.


By PATRICIA HOYOS
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Gator
Domino's in Alachua
was robbed Sunday night
sometime between 2 and 5
a.m.
The restaurant closed
Sunday around 10:45
p.m., and the crime. was
discovered Monday


morning, according to the
Alachua Police Department
(APD).
Detective Carrie Lund
said the robbery could have
been committed by one or
more people, and police are
looking at all possibilities.
The intruders forced
DOMINO'S:
Continued on page A5


Newberry tightening


budget amid recession


By ALEX AUSTIN
To/da' Reporter
NEWBERRY .- The
July 23 Newberry budget
workshop had a clear theme
- cut spending and find new
revenues.
The annual budget
workshop serves as
an opportunity for the
city manager and the
commissioners to go over
crucial spending issues
before the city manager
presents the budget to the
commission for approval in
September.
Newberry City
Manager Keith Ashby said
organizing the budget the
past two years has been
especially hard because of


the economic downturn.
Tax reform at the state level
has also caused many issues
for municipalities like
Newberry.
Making cuts and keeping
spending low is only one-
half of the equation.
Ashby said he wanted to
diversify' the city's revenue
streams to ensure a stable
revenue source for the city
with this year's budget.
The commission
addressed this issue at the
Monday meeting where
the city raised the fire
assessment fee from $50
on residential homes to
$75. See related article:
NEWBERRY:
Continued on page A8


High Springs will sue


over cat sanctuary
By HOLLY KANE & before Aug. 13 to challenge under three grounds that the
TRACEY MCMANUS the county'ss July 14 County didn't provided due
Todra Reporterv approval of a controversial process of law, didn't follow
HIGH SPRINGS cat sanctuary, High Springs substantial requirements
hTLrit, n. i f. H h r- City Attorney Tom DePeter of the law and didn't have


i ne ctN ui nig opgipngs
will file a law suit against
Alachua County on or


said Wednesday.
The lawsuit comes


SANCTUARY:
Continued on page A3


the city's proposed budget
for fiscal year 2010 calls
for an increase in residents'
property tax rate, or millage
rate, commissioners decided
Monday.


The proposed 2010
budget increased $15 nullion
from 2009 to $46,107,050,
which will mostly go
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Obituaries


Barney Floyd
Barney Floyd, longtime High Springs resident, passed
away Saturday, July 25, 2009 at E.T. York Haven Hospice
Care Center, Gainesville. He was 92.
He was a native of Burnsville, Mississippi. He rode to
High Springs along with his father and brother (Phelps)
from Roswell, New Mexico on horseback in 1930, the trip
taking three months.


26 great grandchildren.
Services for Missionary Garcia Nortey will be held
Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Soldier of the Cross,
Pastor Jose Tomas Rodriguez. Burial will follow in High
Springs Cemetery. Visitation during the hour of service.
Arrangement entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral
Home, High Springs.


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He was employed at Chew's Truck Stop, Priest Pearl "Ruth" Richardson
Motor Company in High Springs and later as a general Mother Pearl "Ruth" Richardson of Alachua passed
superintendent at Loncala Phosphate until his retirement away Friday, July 24, 2009 at North Florida Regional
following 32 years of service. Medical Center after a brief
He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church illness. She was 86.
High Springs before moving his membership to Mt. Mother Richardson- was
"Pleasant Baptist Church. He also was a member of Gideons born in Arno, Fla. and was
International Bible Society and a Veteran of World War II retired from the University
having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. of Florida, Housing Division.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and She was a faithful member of
Lena Floyd; two brothers, Phelps and Emory Floyd; and a Westside Church of God in
grandson, Stephen Kyle Petty. Christ, Alachua, Fla.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Pansy Floyd She was preceded in death
of High Springs; one son, Robert (Martha) Floyd of High by her husband of 64 years,
Springs; two daughters, Betty Hagar of Inverness, Fla. Leslie Richardson, Sr.
and Wana (Jim) Funderburk of Land O'Lakes, Fla.; three Survivors include three
grandsons, David and Mark Floyd and Joshua Funderburk; sons, Cornell (Eloise) Richardson, Sr., Leslie (Cora)
one brother, Adron Floyd of St. Louis, Missouri. Richardson, II and Rodrick (Kaneshia) Richardson; seven
Funeral, services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, daughters, Virginia (Calvin) Howard, Jacki Edwards,
July 28, 2009 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Dr. Daisy Richardson, Wanda (Ronald) Davis, all of Alachua,
Ralph Rodriguez and Rev. Morris Beck officiating. Fla., Sabra (Jimmy) Washington of Orlando, Fla., Elmira
Interment was in the High Springs Cemetery. (Ron) Clark of Flemington, Fla. and Margret Tilman of
Visitation with the family was Monday, July 27, Alachua, Fla.; a very loving and devoted brother, Eddie
2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Able of Orlando, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-
Springs. grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.
For those who wish in lieu of flowers you may donate The, Homegoing Celebration for Mother Richardson
to Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 N.W. 90 will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at the
Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Female Protective Society, Gainesville, Fla. with Elder
Leslie Richardson II (Eulogist) and Eider Lowell. T.
Judith Marion Grantham Howe James (Officiating). Burial will follow in the St. Matthew's
.Judith Marion Grantham Howe of Newberry, Fla. Cemetery, Alachua, Fla.
passed away on Sunday July 26, 2009 in Gainesville, Fla. Visitation will be at Pinkney and Smith Memorial
She was 63. .Chapel, Gainesville, Friday July 31, 2009 from 2-7 p.m.;
She was born in Okaloosa County, Fla. on July 6,1946. and a Celebration of Life Service, 6 p.m. at Westside
Judy grew up in the Tampa area and graduated from the Church of God in Christ, Alachua.
Brewster Vocational School. She worked as a registered' Mother Richardson will repose at Female Protective'
nurse at Orlando .Regional Hospital and also at Seven Society on Saturday from. 10 a.m. until the hour of service;
Rivers in Crystal Riyer, Fla. there will be no viewing following the eulogy.
Judy loved to go shopping and dining out, but especially The cortege will form at the home of Mother
loved caring for her family and was always very helpful. Richardson, 13720 N.W. 158th Place, Alachua, at 10 a.m.
She was a very loving sister and aunt. Arrangement entrusted to Pinkney-Smith Funeral
Survivors include her sister, Jerlyn A. (Russell) Pecka; Home, painesville.
brother, Henry M. (Judy) Grantham; nieces and nephews,
Brenda Barrillo, Doug Pecka, Shelly Pecka,' Tamika L.C. "Sam'*Steele
Grantham and Ryan Grantham; a great niece, Katie; and L.C. "Sam" Steel, longtime High Springs resident,
great nephews Jacob and Hunter. passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at North Florida
A Service of Remembrance will'be held at 11 a.m.:, Regional Medical Center. He was 88.
on Thursday July 30, 2009 at the Milim Funeral Home Mr. Steele was born in Oklahoma, having moved
Chapel, Newberry. -,, High.'prings from:,Al~bama: Hewaorgnral
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be. superintendent with Loncala Phosphate, retiring fe
made to the charity of your choice. years of service. He was also a,member of Forest Grove
Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, Newberry, Baptist Church.
Fla. .,. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Steele
and son, John. .
Missionary Ana R. Garcia Nortey Survivors include four sons, Sidney (Sandra) Steele,
Missionary Ana R. Garcia Nortey passed on Friday, Ronnie (Ginger) Steele, both of High Springs, Jacky
July 24, 2009 at her residence in Tampa, Fla. She was 78-. (Bobbie) Steele and Michael (Marina) Steele, both. of 'ort
She was born to the late Jose Garcia and Natalia Nortey White; three brothers, 'L.G. "Snip" Steele of High Springs,
Garcia .in Madruga, La Habana. Bobby Steele of Huntsville, Alabama, Tommy Dale Steele-
She had a deep passion caring for people and serving of Texas; three sisters, Ruby King of Tallassee, Betty
as a missionary'. Pratter of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mary Louise "Red'
She was preceded in death by her husband and child, Shirk of Clinton, Arkansas, 13 grandchildren and 25 great
Ismeia Lopez. grandchildren.
.Survivors include hter children, Domingo A. Lopez of. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 31,
Homestead, Ariel Lopez of Zephyrhills, Fla., Juan Aniel 2009 at 11 a.m. at .Forest Grove Baptist church with
Lopez, Rosa Lopez, Ismaris Lopez and Aha M. Lopez, all Reverends Morris Beck, Mark Spradley and Warren
of Habank, Cuba, David Lopez of Miami, Fla., Pedro A. Chesser officiating. Burial will be at Forest Grove
Lopez ofNewPortRichey, Fla.AndAsael Lopez ofTampa, Cemetery.
Fla:; five brothers and sisters, Segondo, Eliseo, Sergio, Visitation with the family will be Thursday, July
Librada and Josefina Garcia Nortey; 22 grandchildren; and 30, from 6-8 p.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High.
,,. Springs.
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NOTI E OF ELECTION,,. lObituaries: The obituaries in this section considered
CITY OF ARCHER news and are published free of charge by Alachua County
Today. Obituaries may be edited for style, space and policy.
Notice is hereby given that a Special Election for the City


0o Archer, Alacnua tCounty, rlorina will DC neld Tuesday,.
September 15, 2009. The purpose of the election will be to
fill City Commission Seat #2 and #4 for the remaining portion
of the current term.
The qualifying period for this special election will be from
12:00 (noon) August 10, 2009 through 12:00 (noon) August
14,2009 .
Candidates wishing to qualify may bring the qualifying
paperwork to City Hall up to one week before the qualifying
period. Seat #2 will be up for re-election in November 2012.
Seat #4 will be up for re-election in November 2010.
If no candidate receives a majority 6f votes cast for the,
Seat in the special election, a run-off election 'shall be held
September 29, 2009 between the two (2) candidates for that
seat who receive the highest number of votes cast in the
special election. ".
Polling place is Santa Fe Community College, Davis
Center, 17500 S.W. Archer Road, Archer, Florida; 'Polls are
open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voter's registration books
close August 17, 2009. Anyone wishing to vote in this special
election must register before this date. .
For information call Archer City Hall at 352-495-2880,
Dr. Ruth Henderson, Interim City Manager

(Published: Alachua County Today July 30,
August 06, 13 and 20, 2009)








ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009 A3


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Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


mArcher Meets the
2nd and 4th Monday
- of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall,
16870 SW 134 Ave.
*Alachua (City) -
Meets the Ist and
3rd Monday of each
month- at 7 p.m. at
City Hall.
*Alachua County -
Meets the 2nd and 4th
Tuesday of each month
at 9 a.m. at the County
Admini station
-Building, 12 SE 1st
Street, Room 209,
Gainesville. Citizen
comments are taken
at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30
p.m.
*Gainesville Meets
the 1- st and 3rd
Thursday of each
i nonth at 1 p.m. at
City Commission-
i. Chamber, 200 East
University Avenue'.

SANCTUARY:
Continued from page A 1


mHawthorne Meets
the Ist and 3rd
Tuesday .. of each
month at 6:30 p.m. at
City Hall.
*High Springs -
Meets the 2nd and,
4th Thursday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. in
City Hall.
*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.
NNewberry Meets
the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall
'EWaldo Meets the
2nd Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m. at
Yerkes Center.


* Alachua County Beekeepers Club
is accepting new members. Anyone
interested in learning about bees from
Alachua and the surrounding counties is
welcome to join (need not be a beekeeper
to join). Meetings are held the third
Thursday of each month at 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.
* Santa Fe. Pop Warner is
still accepting applications for
Cheerleading. Applications are in the
lobby of the Alachua Recreation Center.
For more information, call Pearl at 386-
462-3
m Extra, extra, read all about it!
"If you build it, they will come." The
new adult softball fields are ready at
,th Sports Complex. The City of High
Springs has had one good season, and it
is time to register for this season. The
season will start on Aug. 25 and end"
Nov. 6 followed by, a tournament. Early
registration is $200 for a team of 20 (at
least three females).
If you are interested in playing,
please come to the adult softball meeting
on Monday, Aug. 27, Civic Center at 6


p.m.
Adult tennis league play will start on
Aug. 27 and will end on the tournament
on Nov. 1. The fee is only $20.
Further questions will be answered at
the -meeting or you can email Johanne at
HSrec@windstrem.net.
* Beyond the Box Ministry in
Christ, Inc., formerly Christian Family
Worship Center, invites you to come and
share with them as they celebrate their
new name and what God is doing in this
ministry on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m.
and 4 p.m. For questions, please call
386-454-0505 or 352-246-1610. The
address is the same, only the nante has
changed.
a The City of High Springs is
accepting registration for fall youth
programs. The fee is $60. There is
a $10 discount for those who sign up
early. Programs offered are co-ed soccer
for children ages 5-16; girls volleyball
ages 7-15; flag football ages 4-10;
cheerleading (for flag
football) ages 4-10. VwV ha
Registration forms
are available at City Hall
and at the Recreation
Division office in the
Civic Center. For more
information, contact e
Johanne at JSrec@ Y


Sanctuary funded by grants and donations


substantial evidence to support their
'decision, DePeter said.,
The City of High Springs is
fighting the sanctuary because it
*"doesn't belong and is not compatible'
with the surrounding usage," said
DePeter. "Its business of housing eats
is not rural in nature, therefore this
use does not belong here."
The County is supposed to meet
with the City to reach an agreement
and then establish a plan of action.
The County will no6t discuss its plan,
although it agreed with the City that
'the sanctuary-does not'belbrig at the'
'May'12 hearing, DePeterskaid.'-"
Thrbe is' no requirement hat the
cat sanctuary comply with the City's
plan, said Audrie Harris, attorney for
Steve and Pernie Lefkowitz. Harris


believes that the City's. objections
to the plan are politically motivated
because it eventually wants to annex
the area'and "does,not want'to deal
with the cat sanctuary when they do."
"That's the only thing I can come
up with," Harris said. "All other
objections are meritless."
Harris believes that High Springs
wants to annex the area because it is
near' property, namely the Edgemoor
subdivision, and is not being upfront
about it because that particular reason,
"would not excite and anger the local
"residents," so the City has to rely on
claims of odor, noise, and potential
water contamination.
"The City has gone to. great
lengths in order to scare it citizens,"
Harris said.


The owners clean up after the
cats, raking and cleaning litter boxes
daily, and they pay a special waste
collector to come out once a week,
Pennie Lefkowitz said.
Haven .Acres Jis funded out of
pocket by ihe owners, grants from the'
PETCO Foundation and donations
from "people that are like minded,"
said Lefkowitz, who works for the
U.S. Postal Service. Local cremation
services offer their services for little
or no charge.
When she and her husband started
fostering cats in 200t,' they -had'no6
intention of starting a sanctuary.
"It's become .' ay more
controversial than we eyer dreamed it
would," Lefkowitz said.
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* In celebration of National Night
Out, the Alachua Police Department
(APD) will be hosting a BBQ at
Criswell Park from 5 -10 p.m. on
Aug. 4. API) will be "Giving Crime a
Going Away Party." Their goal is to take
back the park, to ensure that children,
seniors, and members of the community
have a safe place to gather, and are
showing criminals that they care about
the community. APD is asking any
faith-based organizations, businesses,
or citizens wishing to participate or
volunteer to contact Detective Carrie
Lund at 386-418-1597.
The event is free and open to the
public. There will be food and family-
based activities. Activities to include a
neighborhood parade at 9 p.m., where
police and citizens walk together through
the neighborhood to show their unity.


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in cannabis and. drug
3. paraphernalia July 24.
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Sj. loud music and told the
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je his. A police dog gave
a" .the officer. probable
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c. .a combined 15.6 graris
re of cannabis in two bags
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a Mark icks, a 58-year-
91.,. ld ,Waldo,- resident,
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cultivation o.t, cannabis
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three marijuana, plants
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Alfred Stinsoh, a
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'Jerry Roberts, a
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scene but was located
later at 13613 NW.
145* Avenue.
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Hawthorne clerk

stole thousands in

cash, police say
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
HAWTHORNE A former City of Hawthorne
clerk has been charged with two felonies after she
allegedly stole thousands of dollars from would-be
bank deposits, court records show.
The Alachua County. Sheriff's Office (ACSO) has
-r charged 27-year-old Zendra Thomas with grand theft
and fraud, both.third degree felonies.
Thomas was a utility billing clerk with the City
Hawthorne when she reportedly stole from cash bank
deposits, which had been paid by customers for utility
services. Interim City Manager Linda Rice Chapman
Said Thomas confessed the entire scheme after she
and another utility billing clerk took lie detector tests
at ACSO on June 24. Thomas reportedly admitted
the theft to ACSO Detective Robert Gaff Jr., as well.
Thomas was fired the same day.
Thomas, who had reportedly been an erriploye dat
. the City for over six years, stole the entire deposit of
$5,837.28 on May 1, before the second utility billing
clerk was hired. In that deposit, $2,488.44 was in
cash. Chapman said Thomas burned the checks.
and money orders and kept the cash. On May 7 and
June 3, Thomas deposited the checks, but altered
the deposit tickets to reflect a lesser amount of cash,
keeping the excess cash to herself, the detective's.
report states.
In all, the City of Hawthorne was out $7,583.96,
according to the court's records. Some of those losses
include the burned checks and money orders which
-' Chapman said she is attempting to recover by asking
utility customers to make repayment since those`
drafts were never deposited and honored. Thomas,
meanwhile, will be making a repaymentofherown.
Alachua County Today has obtained a copy of a'
repayment plan to the City of Hawthorne signed by
Thomas. "CommencingAugust 1, 2009, 1 voluntarily
agree to make a minimum payment of $50 per month
to the Cityof Hawthorne until the balance is paid,"
the agreement states. In the agreement, Thomas
acknowledged that she "misappropriated" $4,718.38
from the City of Hawthorne.
S The entire scheme may never have 'been
discovered Were it not for a calculator tape printout
S. filed away by the new. utility billing clerk. To cover
S, er tracks, Thomas reportedly ripped out the carbon
copies of the deposit tickets written by the new clerk.
But Chapman said the new clerk was concerned
w ith the accuracy of receipts she collected on May 7
S and totaled them on a calculator then kept the paper
receipt as backup information.:
Thomias joins a growing.list of former employees
reportedly involved with defrauding the City. of
Hawthorne only to be caught by Chapman., Chapman
said thousands of dollars from last year's deposits
also-appear to be missing.
"This is money that belongs to. the citizens
of Hawthorne. Its use for any other purpose is
inappropriate, and I intend to put a stop -to it,"
S Chapman said inhan interview Wednesday..
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CITY OFALACHUA
PLANNING AND ZONIN

BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given -that the City,,.of Alaci
Planning and Zoning Board wilfhold a public meet
on August 11, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. on the follow
items. The hearing will be held in the Commiss
S Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW.142nd Tei'rr
Alachua, Florida.. '

i1. A request by Causseaux, Hewett and Walp,
Inc. to amend Sections 3.1.1, 3.4.2,. 4.
43., 4.3.2,.4.3.3, 4'3.4, 4.4.2, 5.1.2, 6.
6,8.2, 6.8.3, 7.2.5 and 10.2, and Tables 3.1
... 4.1-1,4.3-1 4.4-1, 5,1-2 and 7.2-1 ofthe C
oPf Alachua Land 'Develop'met Regulatii
related to the.creation of a new zoning dist
category of Residential' Single Fantil'
S, : :. -(RSF-4)' .The. amendment as proposed
r the applicant wold tesiult in a new zon
'. r district category permitting a density of f
S ., ..(4) dwelling units per acre.
S 2. \ A request by the City of Alachua to ami
S...S. . sections 2.1. 2.12, '2.1.3,. 2.2.4.4
S '. 2. 249and Tahles 21-1"and 22-1 of the C


TROIANO: Chief marginalizes value of PBA's surveys


and fear that the decisions they make in
the field may not be in line with what the
chief wants, Kutner said.
After receiving complaints for
a year to a year and a half about the
behavior of Troiano, the PBA wanted to
confirm that the problems are not with a
"handful of folks that are disgruntled"
and administered the -"scientifically-
based survey" through a local CPA firm
that also tallied the results, said Jim
Spearings, political consultant.for the
Florida PBA.
PBA Survey
In order to make it fair, a copy of the"
survey was also sent to High Springs
City Manager James Dtumm, who made
suggestions that were incorporated into
the survey, Spearings said.
One of the questions on the survey
read, "If' you could change any one,
thing within the High Springs Police
Department today, what would it be?"
Of the nine officers responding to the
question, seven officers directly stated
that Troiano should be replaced, one
other officer wrote '.'I have no confidence
in [Troiano] as the Chief," while another
wrote, "I would like to have a leader that
I can feel is looking out for me and not'
their own personal gain."
Officers who directly wrote that
Troiano should resign or be fired,
made, statements as simple as,. "Relieve
Troiano of his duties."
"[Troiano] must be replace[a] with'
a chief who is not 'two-faged', who'
presents one image to the public yet
to those he' supervises, is not trusted
or respected,". another officer stated,
adding that more than half of HSPD's
sworn officers have job applications put
in elsewhere, "because they can't stand
the lying, stress,. confusion coupled
with the fear and intimidation 'style of
management' in which Chief Troiano
chooses to manage."
.One 'officer wrote, "Provide true
leadership, remove the public relations
hound. In combat, the Chief is the type
of leader that is shot by friendly fire."
'Thlere is a need for someone that
should...not act like a child when he
does .not get his own way," an officer
wrdte in response to the question.
"I do think officers are targeted if they
say anything against the administration,"
said an officer in one of the surveys,
which are anonymous. "Arid the .work
environment is hostile."
Many officers have an issuewith him
showing favoritism, including "picking
up reserve officers) without going
through'th'e established process," and
inconsistent disciplinary practices.
"Chief Troiano has told officers) to
write an [inner office communication
(IOC)] regarding an issue and there
:would be no punishment, yet the next
day the officer was suspended for a day.


without pay based upon what
the officer had tpld him and/
or written in the IOC. Chief
Troiano uses these IOCs to
circumvent the police officers' %
bill of rights by refusing them .
due process that is demanded
in state statute," another u
officer said in a survey.
According to the PBA .
surveys, interdepartmental
communication is ineffective
and confusing because
Troiano does. not follow the
chain of command but instead
micromanages, giving orders
'directly to officers instead of HOLLY KANE/Alachua County Today
goin through the lieutenant HSPD Chief James Trolano sits with his hands
first. folded at the High Springs commission meeting
"Information sharing in Thursday evening. .,
the department is very poor," made several direct statements ...that I
and Troiano leaves his lieutenant "out of have failed to work with you and your
the loop," according to one survey. union for over a year on critical issues.
The workplace is a "nightmare" This is a fabrication and I urge you to
because of the micromanaging, another immediately check your facts. Once you
survey said..i do, I am confident you will see where
Administration. typically consists you and your representatives have never
of the records custodian/evidence asked for a meeting or filed a grievance
custodian, lieutenant and the chief, but that was not answered by me.".
"there is nd administration in reality Troiano also questioned the validity
other than the Chief of Police," said a of the survey writing -in his letter
tlird. to Kutner, "According to your own


Another Viewpoint
At Thursday's, city ..commission
meeting, Troiano sat with lis wife in the
otherwise empty back row. Across the
aisle, Fire Chief Verne Riggall laid his.
armacross the back of the empty chair
next to him.
"Chief Troiano cares about his
people," said Riggall in an interview
during a recess of the meeting.
He and Troiano operate in "the same
managerial fashion..,.we expect our
employees to perform according to the.
rules," said Riggall, who has held the
position a little more than a year.
"If you wandered around the streets,
I think you'll find that the citizens of
High Springs support the officers,"
Riggall said.
He supports the chief and the officers'
and thinks the PBA should produce
evidence for their claims. Troiano agrees.
Troiaio's Response
"I want them to be able to substantiate
that I'm a bully," said Troiano in an
interview after the meeting.
Troiano thinks the PBA is 'motivated
by the budget.negotiations-it is currently
going through with HSPD: He wants theL
PBA to be accountable and responsible
to its members, the officers.
;"' don't think the" surVey~ meant
anything to thq union," said Troiano,,
who has been a' dues-paying member'
.since 1986.
In a letter to Kutner dated July 22,
Troiano states, "You and Mr. Spearing,
a political consultant with the FLPBA,


documentation, you sent out twelve
surveys and received nine. I find this
hard to believe when there are only ten
sworn officers and three dispatchers in
the bargaining unit."
Troiano said after speaking with the
three sergeants hnd three dispatchers,
"....two of the sergeants did not return
their surveys and the dispatchers :never
received surveyy"
Admitting issues of morale at HSPD,
Troiano states in the same letter that
morale problems "are being created by a
faction of employees."
"'I sat down and talked to Mr. Rick
Nelson, your local representative, for
over an hour on the evening' of Friday,
July 10, 2009. I told him in the meeting
that I wanted to have our management
meeting- :scheduled, meetings. that I
have, asked for on several odcasiofis
of the police department union
representatives," Troiano Wrote:
What's more, Troiano said, is that in
an email to Nelson on July 9, well before
the PBA's July 21 news conference, he
requested a meeting with PBA officials..
Troiano' said he believes that the
complaints coming through the IPBA
do not represent the views of the entire
department but are the result ofa "small
faction" 6f officers whd dfiot1 like the
new leadership. r t i
/"It's the change I think," Troiarfo
said. "It's just time for them to go to
work."


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of Alachua Land Developnient Regulations
to designate the. City Commission as the
final decision-making body for all site plan
applications,, and 'special exception permits
which consist of a building greater than:.or,
equal to 80,000 square feet in area.

At the Planning and Zoning Board public meeting all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect
to the proposed items. Copies of the proposed items
are available for public inspection at the Planning
and Community Development. Department, 151.00
N.VW. 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Flprida, 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. 0O. 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 July 30, 2009)


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
Zoniing Boardof the City of Alachua will hold
a.public hearing on a proposed amendment to
the Land Development Regulations on August
11,'2009 at.6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held
in the' Commission'Chambers of City Hall at
13100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida,
to consider a request by Causseaux, Hewett
and Walpole, -Inc. to amend Sections 3.1.1,
3.4.2, 4.1,1, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.4.2,
5.1.2, 6.6.2, 6.8.2, 6.8.3, 7.2.5.and 10.2, and
Tables 3.1-1, 4.1-1,4.3-1, 4.4-1, 5.1-2, and 7.2-
I' of the City of, Alachua Land Development
Regulations 'related to the creation of a
new zoning district category '.of Residential
Single Fanily-4. (RSF-4). The amendment
as' proposed by the, applicant would result in
a new zoning 'district .category permitting a
'density of four (4) dwelling units per acre.

At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing,
all interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed amendment. Copies of the
proposed amendment, the Staff Report, and related
materials are available for public 'inspection 'at the
Planning and Community Development Department,
SJ5100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, on any regular business
day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. Written
coipments on the proposed amendment may be
sent to the following address: City of Alachua,
Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box
9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to
Section ,286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to
appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you
will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting
should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 at least
48 hours prior to the hearing.

(Published: Alachua County Today July 30, 2009)


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 amendment to
the Land Development Regulations on August
11, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be
held in the Commission Chambers- of City
Hall at 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua,
Florida, to consider a request by the City of
Alachua to amend Sections, 2.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3;
2.2, 2.4.4 and 2.4.9 and Tables 2.1-1 and 2.2-
1 of the City of Alachua Land Development
Regulations to designate the City Commission
as .the final decision-making .body .for all
site plan applications and special exception
permits which consist of a building greater
than or equal to 80,000 square feet in area.

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

(Published: Alachua County Today July 30, 2009)


ALACHUA COUM-Y TODAY LOCALNEWS THuRsDAYJuLY30,2009


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009 A5


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departments and served.
city manager in 2001..
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their way through a bac
door of an unoccupie
store next to Domino'
in the strip mall. The
they broke into the pizz
restaurant through th
drywall. Once inside
Doing's. the, burglar, q
burglars, peeled back oni
side, of the safe, likely
Using heavy e-,bipmen
and took- an undisclosed
amount of caph.,
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Watson presented agreement to limit city's liability
City of Alachua must work 30 years that in 2002 Watson had said he did
honored to to begin receiving retirement benefits not want to be the city manager if
lager. She upon leaving their jobs and the city's he could not maintain his special-
if Alachua contribution to their retirement is risk retirement status. But Monday,
government lower. Watson agreed to limit what the
as interim The City of Alachua and the State City will have to pay him through a
of Florida have been battling whether voluntary separation agreement, she
ame the Watson should be in the special-risk said.
2002, the retirement category while working as Watson said if he had to do it all
on agreed the city manager. That determination over again, he would. He said the City
,d Watson currently remains unresolved. has been good to him, giving him the
retirement At Monday's regular City opportunity to go from growing up in
City while Commission meeting, Watson said the "projects" to leading the City.
ce officer. he will not hold the City of Alachua Commissioners praised and
egory of accountable if the State denies him thanked Watson for putting the city
System is the special-risk retirement benefits before his personal interests.
ployees in outlined in his contract. If Watson "You kept things flowing
e officers. had not relieved the city of its smoothly," said Mayor Bonnie
egory, the obligation, it could have potentially Burgess. -"We are here for you and
s a greater cost the city in excess of a million wish you and your family much
employee's dollars, City Attorney Marian Rush success."
oyee may said Monday. Vice Mayor Gib Coerper said
employment Watson said anyone's argument it was generous of Watson to act
receiving that he has personally cost the city unselfishly in a time when cities
general or money is inaccurate, nationwide are looking for relief.
yees of the City Attorney Marian Rush noted # # #'


No alarm or security camera inplace at the time
k Tuesday and are currently The' restaurant is the robbery might have
d testing evidenced gathered located on 15634 NW and to do with the struggling
's at the restaurant. U.S. Highway 441. It's economy because this type
n There was a significant one ofthe'Gator Domino's of break-in has not 'been
;a amount of damage as a eight store .franchises in seen in Alachua County in
ie result -of the burglary, Gainesville and Alachua a while.
te Police ,estimate it will owned by Freddie Wehbe. "Hopefully this is not
ar cost .$1,500 or more to He said the store did the beginning of a trend,"
ie. make .repairs. Lund said. not have an alarm system, he.said.
y the entire store had been or a security camera. The Anyone'" with
t, ransacked. safe will be replaced, information'should contact
d "It wasn't you're Nothing like this has APD Detective Carrie
- .average snatch and grab ever happened to one of Lund at 386-462-1396.
id burglary," Lund said. his other stores. He said # # #


NOTICE OF

AMENDMENT TO THE

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

CITY OF WALDO, FL

*The City of Waldo's City Council will
hold a public hearing on a proposed
comprehensive plan amendment on
August 11, 2.009, at 7:006 p.m. at the
Yerkes Center, 14245 Cole Street. The
City Council will consider action on the
following item:


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF WALDO, FLORIDA, TO
AMEND THE CITY OF WALDO
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENT ELEMENT FIVE-
YEAR 'SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS.


At the public hearing, all interested
parties may appear and be heard with
respect :to' the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance are
available for public inspection at City
Hall on anyregularbusiness day between
8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Notice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida
.Statutes, that in order to appeal any
decision rnade at this public meeting,
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
City Hallat (352) 468-1001 at least 48
hours prior to the public meeting.

.(Published: Alachua County Today -
July 30, 2009)



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The City of Alachua is accepting applications for
Voluntary Annexation Petitions. Applications will ,b
accepted until Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 4:30 PM.

Forms and instructions are available either at the
Planning & Community Development Department,
located in City Hall, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, or by
mail. Applicants are encouraged to contact the City
of Alachua Planning & Community Development
Department at 386-418-6121 to obtain further
instructions and an application packet.

(Published.- Alachua County Today -
July 16, July 23, July 30, August 06, August 13,
and August 20, 2009)



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by Douglas M. Adel, D.D.S.


Dental anxiety


Q: I'm so afraid of going
to the dentist that I haven't
gone for years. Any advice?
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fear of -going to the dentist'
is, unfortunately, not an
uncommon situation. By
.some estimates, as many as 40
million Americans suffer from
dental phobia. A dental phobia
can trace back to any number
of reasons. A bad experience
in childhood, anxiety about
not being in control while
seated in a dentist's .chair,
embarrassment about dental
neglect, and general fear. of
the unknown are all factors
that can lead to a,paralyzing
phobia.
One way to get through the
phobia is to at least go talk to a
dentist, explain your situation


honestly and let the. dentist
come up with a treatment plan
that will allay your concerns. If
fear of the drill is at the heart of
your anxiety, your dentist can
explain its function and let you
see and hear it work before he
uses it. You could also arrange
a signal with the dentist to stop
work if you are beginning to
panic.
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remember is that if your phobia
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decades ago, dental technology
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Hawthorne city,


manage

woman
By ALEX AUSTIN
Today Reporter
HAWTHORNE
Nearly 20 years ago, a
car accident left Mary L
Hollie's son a quadriplegic
for life. After the accident:
Hollie quit her job to care
-for her son. Two years ago
her husband had to go or
dialysis and could no longer
work as a cook.
The mounting
challenges caught up with
her when a leak in her
bathroom caused her water
'bill to skyrocket. Hollie, 59
fell behind on her water bill
She continued to get water
but the fees also continued
to accumulate. Last month
the city threatened t(
turn off her water, if she
didn't make the necessary
payments.
Hollie went to City Hal
and told city officials abou
her desperate situation.
Hawthorne City
Manager Linda Rici
Chapman said shi
sympathized with Hollii
and wrote a personal checl
to pay for the month..
SShe wanted to help
more but said that forgiving
her late.payments would b
an abuse of her authority.
"I don't feel that I havy
that ability," Rice Chapmai
said. "What's fair is tha
everybody pays what the:
owe."
She said one of th


r helps

in need

reasons things were so bad
in the first place is that
Hollie continued to receive
water without making her
payments. This racked up
the penalty charges making
each additional payment
* that much more difficult.
Rice Chapman talked
with the United Way,
r Alachua County Social
Services and other local
charities. The United Way,
like many other charities, is
extremely low on funds due
r to the economic recession,
and the Alachua County
Social Services suggested
a few places Hollie might
d be able to get help. Overall,
progress has been slow.
D Hollie has alsb tried to
e get help from charities but
S said the agencies can be
difficult to get help from.
l She used to go to the
t Community Action Agency
for help, but now, she can't
y because everything is done
e over the phone.
e She said she often calls
e charities only to spend a
k good. ehunk of the day on
hold and not gef any help.
p Rice Chapman said she
g hopes some members of the
e community who have gone
through similar hardships
e but are doing better now
n could pool together and
it help Hollie.
y "I don't know what to
do, but I'm doing whatI
e can do," Hollie said.
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CITY OF NEWBERRY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF HEARING TO

REIMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR
COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Newberry
will conduct a public hearing to consider reimposing fire rescue special
assessments for the provision of fire rescue services within the City of
Newberry for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1,2009.
,The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on August 24, 2009, in the City
Commission Chambers of City Hall, 25440 West Newberry Road,
Newberry, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on
the proposed assessments. All affected property-owners have a right
to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City
Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the City. Commission with respect to any
matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made,
including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the City Clerk's office at (352) 472-2161 at
least five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing.
The assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon each
parcel's classification and the total number of billing. units attributed
to that parcel. The following table reflects the proposed fire rescue
assessment schedule.
FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS, FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010
Resmentlal Property lU Category Rate Per Dwelling Unit
Resdental $75. 00
None-iRdentlel Property Use Categories Rate Per Square Foot
Commercial $0.07
Induastal/Warehiouse $0.02
,nstItutitonal $0.09

MAXIMUM FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS
Residential Property UCategory Rate Per Dwelling Unit
Residentlal $124.00
Non-Reldental Property Use Categories Rate Per Square Foot
Commercial $0.11
IndustrialWarehouse $0.03
InstItutonal .$0.t1
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Copies of the Fire Rescue Assessment Ordinance (Ordinance No.
18-2002), the Preliminary Rate Resolution initiating the annual process
of updating the Assessment Roll and reimposing the Fire Rescue
Assessments, and the updated Assessment Roll for the upcoming fiscal
year are available for inspection at the City Clerk's office in City Hall,
located at 25440 West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida.
The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed
in November 2009, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.
Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued
against the property which may result in a loss of title.
If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at
(352) 472-2161, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
GAYLE PONS, CITY CLERK
OF NEWBERRY, FLORID/


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Chap man speaks up

Guest Editorial by Linda Rice Chapman, Interim City Manager, City of Hawthorne


SI make no apologies as to the
appropriateness of my actions in
attempting to recover many thousands
of dollars worth of police equipment
that .a former Hawthorne employee
admittedly gifted (after he left City
employment) to Waldo's Chief Szabo
without either
the knowledge or
authority of the
City Commission.
That property.
belongs to the M
taxpayers in this
City, and as Interim
City Manager I
am responsible
fdr managing City
assets. I .sent that
former employee to
Waldo to recover .
the equipment. Linda Rice Ch
He failed to. do
so. Mayor Roberts sent a letter on
April 24, 2009 to the Mayor of Waldo
demanding the return of the property.
Chief Szabo called me shortly
thereafter and refused to return it.

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I was also informed Szabo purchased by Havlhome taxpa\ ers.
had purposely given inaccurate To add 'insult tb injun. (per Szabo)
information about this property to Waldo isn't even using most of this
the Hawthorne City Commission at equipment; it is stockpiled. that is.
a January meeting by High Springs if you can believe anything Szabo
Chief Jim .Troiano and one of my says.
own employees. I did call the Hawthorne is struggling back
sheriff's office. Chief Szabo from avery serious financial problem
subsequently told me and and allthe players here know that The
the Alachua County Sheriff's tasers alone were $1,495 and we want
Office investigator he had them back, along Nwith all the police
given one of Hawthorne's radios that Szabo sa) s he is going to
9s0 to, interestingly have gifted to him from the agency%
enough. High Springs Police who gave them to the Hawthorne
'Ciftif-ihi Troiano. 1'*" ':tapayers. (How he thinks he cah
I called Troiano who do that when these radios belong to
told me he did indeed have Hawthorne is beyond me).
a Hawthorne taser and he I suggest that if Commissioner
refused to return it. During Rodney Estes was so worried
a \isit from the sheriff's about Waldo's image, perhaps he
office, he again stated it was should have seen that Hawthorne's
pman a. Hawthorne taser and he equipment was returned months ago.
was told to put it in a safe Instead of slamming me for doing my
place for its return to *Hawthorne. job, maybe he should take a long hard
Now, magically, as of the last visit look at what his employ ees are doing.
here' from spin doctor Szabo, that Hawthorne is tired of being picked on.
taser has become a Waldo taser. This # #
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Thank you for
the 4th of July
celebration
I want to write this letter
to tell the people of North.
Central Florida that the # 1
event on the 4th of July is
the Biggest Small Town
Fireworks Celebration
Festival at the Alachua
Recreation Center. under
the direction of the City of
Alachua's Traci Cain and
Event Coordinator Adam
Boukari.
They led the
Committee to its 10th
season of fun for kids' at
no cost and activities foi;
adults `and ibeitoe&rs';- within
booths, entertainment and
gym activities.
The other half of the
committee is Fred Hilton
and the Detonators, who
put on the best show in
the past 10 years. Hats off
to two great leaders. Traci
Cain and Fred Hilton who
made Alachua fun for o\er
30,000 people on this one
day, They have made it
the place to be to celebrate
America's Freedom.
God bless Traci. Fred
and the folks that worked
under their direction.
Hal Brady
A lachua, Fla.


Archer is moving in
- the right direction
'T- he last article which
came out on Thursday. July
P 23, 2009 had a headline
reading "Trouble brewing
in Archer." I am happy to
report that we no longer
have trouble in Archer. On
Thursday afternoon, July
23, 2009 the day before our
last interim manager was to
lea\ e we were able to bring
in Dr. Ruth Henderson
'as our next Interim City
Manager. She brings
to the table outstanding
management skills and this
s - is what this town really
rS needs. "/ Dr. Henderson
will help this city find a
manager who will fit into
this small community. She
has no desire to stay on
as a permanent manager.
Searching for a manager is
like finding a shoe that fits.
Statements were made
by our former Interim
Manager and the people are
given the impression that
we are resisting structure.
I believe that it takes the
right kind of leadership to
bring about structure arid
feel that this will happen
with Dr. Henderson. The
impression is that we lack
the ability to hire managers
but I beg to differ because
we had a permanent
manager until January
2009 who served for three
and one half years. Since
that time we have hired
interim managers and will
continue to look for the
shoe that fits.
This small town cannot


afford to sign off on a one
year contract andaddperks
like four weeks vacation, "Z ,'
16 weeks of severance, .
and pay $78,000 with an
expected 3% increase if the
contract is extended after
the completion of one year,
and much more.
I served on -the Archer
City Commission from
2002-2006 and did not
seek office for the next
term in order to work on
the restoration of the old
gymnasium making it' a
multi-purpose center. I
ran again in November
2008 and won by -60.74%-
of the vote. I came back
because I wanted to see
Archer move in the right
direction. There. are
many roadblocks, but- I
am confident that with
the help of our citizens
we will succeed. The city
of Archer is a beautiful
small town with good
people and they want-to
move forward. Right
now we have more people
attending our commission
meetings, getting involved
on various committees
helping with the process
of finding and hiring a
permanent manager. The
house was packed when
we introduced Dr. Ruth
Henderson to serve as our
next interim manager. The
people here really- want
Archer to move in the right
direction and I applaud
them.
it h7at I am looking for
in a manager -
Humility, calm,
accepting temperament,
some experience in
government, some financial
experience,, other qualities-
to include intelligence,
energy, good people'skills,
hard work ethic, creativity,
demonstrated ability to
compromise to achieve a
.goal and proven skills at
negotiating.
Commissioner
Roberta Lopez
Archer, Fla.






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Over 100 attended


library event


20 adults on hand watching
the entertainment. The
focus of the visit was to
bring the message about the
importance of reading to
the children, and before he
left, Ronald McDonald had
received promises that they
would read every day.
Local resident Cliff
Olsen accompanied his
daughter, Jenna, to the
special occasion.
"It's nice that the High
Springs Library offers such
programs as book time with
Ronald McDonald." Olsen
said.
"My daughter enjoyed
meeting Ronald McDonald.
It was the highlight of
her day, and we plan on
attending any future events
for kids held here at the
library."
Bringing in unique
visitors to the High Springs
Branch Library is nothing
new for Librarian Ann
Ritch.
"I try to have an event
every Tuesday during the
summer for kids to come
to. A few weeks ago we
had miniature horses" Ritch
said. "We have been doing
this for eight years now,"
she said.
Ritch has been at the
High Springs Branch
Library for 20 years and this
program was the biggest
she has ever witnessed.
"It was awesome. We
had adults just as happy
as the kids. Every parent
I talked to said it was just
wonderful. One parent told
me he [Ronald McDonald]
was just as good with the
adults as he was with the
kids."
Ritch explained why
such programs are so
fiiporiant. ,
! E"AWhenever we .bring
kids into the library, they
bring parents with them,
and they browse our shelves
therefore checking out
books they seem interested
in, which achieves the
ultimate goal of reading."
The show started at
about 2 p.m. and lasted
about 30 minutes, but
Ronald McDonald stayed
to visit for another hour,
enough time to take photos
with kids and parents.
This is only the second
time the famous clown has
visited, the High Springs
S.Branch Library, but after an
impressive showing from
the community, it is safe to


say this will not be his last.
So with all of the laughs,
applause and memories,
it was not just another
summer day when Ronald
McDonald came to High
Springs.
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ConinuedfompageAl Archer now left with two vacant commission seats


of the budget. Slaughter said the
proposed contract was fair for both
sides since the previous fulltime city
manager, Doug Drymon, received a
salary with benefits that was "in the
scope" of Scott's.
After the withdrawal of Scott's
contract, the Commission on Friday
appointed Dr. *Ruth Henderson,
former coordinator of Archer's Santa
Fe Community College Davis Center,
for a 90-day term as interim city
manager. Henderson holds a Ph.D.
in education and said she has spent
30 years working in management in
eight different countries.
Henderson declined to comment


on 'her goals for her term until the
city's-priority planning meeting Aug.
6 but said she doesn't see the recent
resignations as a measure of disarray.
"Individuals made individual
choices for their own reasons, but
what I see is a smoothly functioning
commission," Henderson said.
But since Commissioner Mickie
MacKenzie also resigned July 21,
less than one week before Slaughter
stepped down, the city is now left
with two vacant commission seats..
The positions will be filled by a
special election currently set for Sept.
15, but may not be the only change
the city needs, according to the former


mayor.
Slaughter said the city's need for
a wastewater system and treatment
for its contaminated well should be
priorities of the city, ones that she said
she and Scott intended on moving
forward with.
"It hurts me deeply that I wasn't
able to move the town in a direction
to a place we could all be proud of,"
Slaughter said. "If the commission
can't define its role, I don't see this
being anything but a continuing
process of hiring good people, and if
you don't allow them to do the job,
they're not going to stay."
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A8 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009


NEWBERRY: Manager may dipintocity's reserves


"Newberry increases fire
assessment fee."
The commissioners
also raised the local
communication services
tax rate from 1.22
percent to 5.22 percent.
Commissioner Bill Conrad
said the increase taps into
a wider tax base. Only
property owner's are
subject to the ad valorem
tax, which carries a
majority of the tax burden.
The ad valorem tax covers
the city's 900 households,
but not those residents who-
don't own homes.
At 5.22 percent,
tie rate is .still lower
than every other city in
Alachua County except for
Micanopy.
The commissioners
discussed the millage rate
for th6 ad valorem tax but


haven't voted on a new rate
yet.
The current millage
'rate is 3.99 percent. The
commission has the power
to raise the rate to 4.46
percent still lower than
*neighboring cities.
Another issue facing
the city is the rising cost
of health insurance. Blue
Cross Blue Shield health
insurance raised its rates 25
percent for city employees.
If the city can't find a better
rate, city employees would
need to contribute $25 from
each paycheck to account
for this increase. Ashby
said he is trying to find
cheaper options to avoid
this problem.
If the city's finanes
continue to suffer,Ib5
said he will consider going
into the city's reserves.


Currently, thd city has two-
months operating cost in
its reserves, which is there.
in, case of some type of
natural disaster. Ashby said
that it is enough money to
get the city through two bad
hurricanes.
Across the board, city
services received a cut or
stayed the same as last
year. One exception was
the recreation department
that is slated for a $224,000
increase in spending due
to the new Archery Center.
However, the new revenue
from the. Archery Center
will cover that increase.
Ashby said the ad
valorem rate will dictate
whether dipping into the
reserves will be necessary.
N e w b e r r y,
Commissioners approved.
3-1 to build a $17,000.
covering for the
transformers in front of the'
Archery Center.
City Manager Keith
Ashby said the transformers
were an eyesore and that it
was. a reasonable cost to
complete the project.
The $3.5 million project
is slated to finish ahead of
schedule and under budget.
Commissioner Bill
Conrad, who voted against
Sthe new structure, suggested
that the city should opt for.
a cheaper alternative like a
hedge. .
He said that even though
it was a small amount, the
taxpayers are the ones who
have to pick up the bill. '
Ashby said that trying
to complete the project
cheaply at the last minute
would be a mistake. He-
noted that this was only,
the sixth change. order
requested for the project,
.which is low for a project
of this size.
The 'original plan was,
for. te. transfo A.o be,
on e side bu were
i b iinth ow
for future expansion in the
area.
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Newberry increases fire


assessment f
By ALEX AUSTIN
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY The Newberry
Commission voted 3-1 Monday to
increase the fire assessment fee from $50
for residential buildings to $75. The vote
also increases the fees for commercial,
warehouse and institutional buildings.
Commissioners were reluctant to pass
an increase because of the added tax burden
it would place on the city's residents. City
Manager Keith Ashby pointed out that the
increase didn't necessarily mean higher
taxes. Money for the fire department was
originally supposed to come from the ad
valorem tax, but the city manager proposed
the fee to make sure the. money is set
aside and reserved for the fire department.
The. commissioners can. still adjust the
ad valorem tax to, account for the fire
assessment fee funding the fire department.
Commissioner Joe Hoffman estimated
that the $25 increase would net the fire
department an additional' $45,000 arid that
the commission should factor that number
into the ad valorem tax.
. All of the commissioners agreed that
they would take into account the fire
assessment fee when working on the ad
valorem tax.
The fire' assessment fee only taxes
buildings and hnot vacant lots, which" the
ad valorem tax does cover.' This makes it
a more representative tax because the fire
department responds to buildings, but lets


fires burn over vacant lots.
The total budget of the fire department
is $929,510 for the 5,000 citizens of
Newberry. This breaks down to $186 per
citizen. This is nearly identical to the level in
High Springs, which is $187 per person. The
Alachua County Fire Department, which
serves 200,000 for $13 million, is only $65
per person.
Newberry Fire Chief David Rodriguez
addressed the commission about the
status of the fire department. It currently
employs 16 people and has advanced life
support capabilities, as opposed to basic
life support. Advanced life support means
that the department has a paramedic that
can distribute drugs as needed. With basic
life support, firefighters must wait for an
ambulance to arrive, wasting valuable time
when critical injuries occur.
Ashby mentioned that the city may
look into building an additional firehouse
sometime down the road if the city's
growth continues. The number of calls the
fire department receives per shift would
determine whether it. would need an
additional firehouse.
"I'mreally proud of our fire department,"
said Bill Conrad, Newberry commissioner.
"I like the fact that when you caH 911 in the
city of Newberry, you're going to get four
highly trained 'professionals with all the
most modem equipment. If you live a few
miles 'in either direction, you may get two'
men and a dog."
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toward capital : projects.
The proposal brought t?
the commission by city
staff requested an increase
to the current millage rate
of 4.6966 to 5.6966 which
would reportedly have
allowed ,for the, city .to
continue providing the same'
level .of service. While"
commissioners did agree to
increase the, village, they
didn't bump it up a 'full
point, instead, in a 3-2 vote;,
they preliminarily approved.
a 5.5 millage rate.
"It's never a good time,
to raise taxes, in particular
during these "difficult
timess" saidgs Watson
Jr., Alachua city manager.
"But what are thedoptionst?
Not to provide service?
Not to provide adequate
service?"
The tax increase will
support capital projects,
including $12.5 million
toward' the .wastewater
treatment plant expansion,
"$477,000 for. drainage
projects. and $300,000 for
recreation surtax projects.
( Raising the millage
rate to 5.5 will generate
a projected $640,000 of
taxable value, with a portion'


ALACHUA: *de as ",
Coninuedfrom Budget also callsfor 3 percent service
-'reductions in each department


of that money to go to the lower the amount by which
Downtown Redevelopment the village rate would
District for its tax payment., increase after considering
"'That money goes into other 'burdens on Alachua
improving property values, residents.
so it's residual effect," said According to
Vice Mayor Gib Coerper on Commissioner Jean
Tuesday. "We're always Calderwood, Alachua
looking for ways to cut the County is planning to
taxes, but there comes a increase its millage rate
time to make a decision to from 7.5708 to 8.0495,
raise it. a little to become 'and the School Board's
more valuable." will increase to'9.408 for
But besides an increase taxpayers..
i ,the budget and property "When the school board
taxes, the city also proposed tax is levied...property
several cuts to balance,:the owners and business owners
plati. will look at increases from
Becaimie of a (9 tLentT-Il'A4n ` "school board, g '
.increase i employee;~City." Calder..'
insurance costs, the city And while some
proposed to cut $560,000 residents blamed the need
'in fringe benefits like to raise taxes on having to
Chrisimas bonuses, annual compensate for the city's
leave payouts and education free spending over several
assistance programs to years, others supported it as
afford the health insurance. progress.
The 'budget also called "The millage rAte back
for 3 percent service level in 2002 was' I think 5.70,
reductionsin the operational which is lower than the
budgetsof each department recommended 5.6," said
in the general fund to save Alachua resident Stan'
$133,000. These, cuts Richardson. "If that's what
include leaving the building we have to do to keep the
inspector position vacant in city moving and keep people
fiscal year 2010. working, I recommend we
Commissioners voted to go with (the increase)."
flo,,?'TAnhio 'NAnno'c'
J~fl.OpI~s J~flJntaJs


majority vote to approve
the budget and millage
rate increase, the package
will have to receive.. a
unanimous vote at both
S public hearings on Sept. 14
'and Sept. 28 to adopt the
UTIQiE plan. Both meetings will be
(Gently Used) held at 7 p.m, at the Alachua
ecor 'City Hall Comnmissioni
O$CHOOtL NOa PS Chambers.
through Friday 10a.ii.-6 p.in.
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The Alachua County Sher-
ifT's Office encourages you to
participate in this year's Nation-
al Night Out, Aug. 4th.
National Night Out is held
annually throughout the nation
by communities in coordination
with local law enforcement. The
program is designed to strength-
en neighborhood crime preven-
tion by heightening drug and
crime awareness, strengthening
relations with law enforcement,
and to show criminals that our


A message from the desk of

Sheriff Sadie Darnell

National Night Out


communities are organized and
willing to fight back.
Since the program's debut
in 1984, many businesses and
residents traditionally observe,
"lights on" and front porch vig-
ils from 7 to 10 p.m. However,
many communities coordinate
block parties, cookouts, pa-
rades. contests, rallies and more.
If you are not part of your
neighborhood crime watch
program, National Night Out
provides a great opportunity to


meet your neighbors and join.
or coordinate your own program
with residents on your block and
local law enforcement.
The esent is also designed
to strengthen neighborhood re-
lationships. When neighbors
care about each other, our com-
munity becomes a much safer
place.
Thirty-seven million people
participated in National Night
Out in 2008. We hope that you
show your concern for your


neighborhood and join this
nationwide crime prevention
event.
For assistance organizing
your own crime watch program,
or if you wbuld like deputies to
attend )our event, contact the
Alachua County Sheriff's Of-
fice Crime Prevention Unit at
352-367-4043. For more infor-
mation about National Night
Out. visit www.nationaltown-
watch.org.


Make the Call,

Earn a Reward


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Nicholas E.
Harrell
White Male,
10/19/1979
6'00",
2401bs
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:,
Fraud-
Worthless
Checks (2
counts), Civil
Order-Child
"Support


Eric
* McCeary
Black Male,
2/26/1971
5'08",
1751bs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Alvin L.
Brooks Jr.
Black Male,
12/20/1989
5'07",
1501bs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Burglary (7
counts),
Vehicle Theft
(8 counts),
Larceny (3
counts),
Escape


Eddie L.
Easley
Black Male,
11/11/1952
5'06",
2201bs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Leo E.
Haney Jr.
White Male,
7/13/1989
5'00",
1101bs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Burglary (2
courtss,
, Misdemeanor
Larceny,
Felony
Larceny


David
Chancy
White Male,

1/14/1969
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


William-
Hampton
Black Male,
5'9",
10/3/81
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Domestic
Battery,
Violation of Pre
Trial Release
(Domestic
Violence) x2,
Criminal
.Mischief


Shanita
Hill
Black
Female,
5'3",
3/10/75
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft


Troy
Mayze
Black Male,
5'5",
3/18/90
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Robbery with
a Weapon x2


Demetrius
Perry
Black Male,
6',. 5/31/85
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:.
Possession of
Cocaine


Stephen A.
Byrd
White Male,
3/29/1967
6'01",
1801bs
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony
Larceny


Carl
Robinson
Black Male,
6',
10/26/82
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sell of
Cocaine


Jose
Padrocolon
Hispanic
Male, 5'4",
3/11/1986
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes.
Currently
wanted for:
Aggravated
Battery


Heather
Wanchick
White
Female,
7/19/87
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


Jackson-
Jamison
Christopher
Black Male,
5'S",
9/17/1978
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sell Marijuana
within 1000
feet of a
specified area,
Possess
Marijuana


Carlo
Stephenson
Black Male,
5'11",
7/5/1979
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possess
Marijuana


What should I do?


Review the pictures above. If you know the location of any of these wanted
individuals, please contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-1818 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.
Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009



It is Jesus Christ Who is the feast


It has been said that the
disintegration of th1efamily
is one of the main reasons
': why society is unraveling
and I agree, The .b.sy.
lifestyles of out society,
the necessity of having two
working parents -and our
inability to have a set time
to meet as a family for a-
meal and share in the simple
moments of life together
has become epidemic., I
have a question, "How does
a child learn table manners
when they carry a pop tart
out the door for breakfast
and eat a fast-food'dinner
while riding in the car? "
Does it really .matter
if table manners are lost?'
Who cares or has the time.
to be polite: and personal
anymore? Is it possible
that outr, cultural climate.
has seeped into the family
Said is, now at work in '
Christianity? It 'reilly
shouldn't surprise' us that
m. any churches have tossed
aside the idea of holy space,'
holy time, and holiness..
in living as relies' of days
gone by. Nowadays,, there
S are seminaries teaching
that to. have frequent,
communion services is
an inconvemence;. an
unnecessary delay, an
interruption in the schedule
on a Sunday morning
celebration. In other w~tds, .
either the preaching has to
S be shortened or the mid-
morning entertainment has
'to be adjusted to make room


for Holy Communion. Isn't'
'this the same reasoning
behind. a pop tart breakfast,
and a drive through dinner?


relationship
the Table o
in His preo
where He c


Something
important is
being lost, but
.what is it? We
have lost all
table manners
with God! We
know what .
happens "when
the place of
interaction,
relationship THE VEN. JOHN E.
and fellowship LEASURE
in the family is All Saints Anglican
lost; the children Church, Gainesville.
lose all sense A parish of the
of personal Christian Episcopal
identity and Church
aren't taught ', rv. .
dignity and integrity in because of
relationships with others. If while other:
there is no father or mother invited, at
to train, instruct, discipline, the recipiel
and cherish the children, Our Lord,
who will be the surrogate at a feast ii
parents-,the, school, the Pharisee o
TV, maybe the internet or when this p
perhaps the video game to a comi
system? that' inch
More importantly to our lawyers E
time together in worship, This par
what's lost when the place along with
of H'ly Communion the presence
with 'G:Gd has been and while,
abandoned by churchgoers they inw
because theki lives are Him. Thei
too busy, too advanced, table becar
and too accustomed to for the para
entertainment? The result This m
is that an impersonalized "to explaint
Christianity will surface., and should
'There is no family Christians


taking place at
of our Lord and
sence, which is
calls us to know
Him, to
become like
Him, and to
find rest in
Him.
This
seems to
be the case
when Jesus
delivered the
parable in St.
Luke 14:16,
about a feast
prepared and
some of those
invited chose.
not to show
up (they
made, excuses


their busy life)
rs who" weren't
first became
nts of the feast.
Himself, was
n the home of a
*n the Sabbath
arable was given
pany of 'guests
ided religious
and Pharisees.
ticular ;group,
the host, sat in
e of Jesus Christ
they fed ,Him,
hardly despised
ir actions at the
me the.occasion
able.
lakes it simple.
ni the parable
I encourage all
to examine our


hearts and ask why it is that
we go to Church on Sunday.
Why are we tempted to
make excuses for not going
to Church? In this parable,
the Master of the feast
sent out invitations but
those who received them
believed themselves to be
worthy of the invitation
and perhaps even imagined
that the host was privileged
to have them as friends.
They thought more highly
of themselves than they did
of the generous host, and
so their excuses for being
absent showed that they
' didn't really know or honor
,the Master. Of course,
that's exactly what our Lord
encountered with the more


religious people of His day.
He, the Lord and Giver
of Life, was treated with
shame, injustice, insult,
and as if He were beneath
their dignity, in other
words, they considered it a
privilege for Jesus to be in
their company.
So, in the parable,
the Master shows his
great mercy and love by
compelling those ,who
might-not have come to the
feast because of a profound
sense of their unworthiness,
to join in His feast. The
Master is lavish in His love,
acceptance, and provisions,
but 'there's a condition for
sitting at His table, they
have to recognize ,who


they are eating with. That
recognition produces the
table manners required for
Christian living! It's Jesus
Christ, Himself, who is the
feast that we are called to;
it's not just a formal ritual
and religious memorial. To
think lightly. of the Lord's
Supper, to think lightly
.of the Master's feast, is to
think lightly of the Master.
The excuses that we make
are only indications' that
we think far too highly of
ourselves and are lacking
the common sense to love
God first.


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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue'
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 aim.
SAssembly at 10:3.0 a.m.
Evening Service 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 6:30 p.m.
Mlniste. -DougFRmzier
(386) 462-3326

chrit ian'Life liowship
Assembly of God ,
Co iimmponey Woeship/Mlnisby -AU Ages
Sunday: SS9a30Oa.m/WsaipO1039)aim.
Wed. 7 p.mJChildreti/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newbenrry d.(4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
www.clfbest.org.

Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday:SunaaySchool.1O0p.m.; Mild-Day'
Woarl* 11:30a.;CBdIen'sChnauch6
pm; Evening Wombli 6 pm;taesday
YSB 7p.m.Wedneday: Outreach
Feow"ship Dime 6 pa4; General P r
Service 7:30 pm
13220NW 150thAvenue,Alachua
PautorWie J.McKligh1 Sr. 462-2549

New Ufe
ComnlmuiiftyChapel
f Meeting at Westslde
Park Redetation'Center
1001 NW 34th Street
"Gainesville, FL 32605
Sunday Worship -10:30 AM
Pastor Leonard R.Traina (352)214-4462
www.newlifecommunitychapel.org


Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
~, D, DowntownAlachua
www.riveroflifeadsembly.org
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a pll'* aint nglita CnCout

Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is
; upheld
S Where.w kneel to pray
S Where worshipful music
., is the standard
Where tradition liturgy.
is the norta
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 930 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
and other special services as announced
8100 SWAreher Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 ',w.wAllsainrsXnEC.org

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

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


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


9SonadcTOw ogx
dtl" 9AIL 64tist, s1A.
Elder Cynthia Taylor, 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: (38) 878-9568 /



i, Chumrhli
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Sunday at.9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
16916NWUSHIwy441, High Springs
386-454-1700
www.FellowshipOplitie.org

High Springs Seventh-day Adventists
230NWlstAvenue
Bible Study: Sai 9 15 a m,
Wed 9 30o im
Divi Worsh-p:
Sat 1045 m.
Mid-Week: Tue. 7 p.m
Youth: Sat..9' 15 am.
Wed. 6:30 pm.
Pastor. Anthony Cralford
(386)454-2360 .


,LSt your Place of
,'.' ? , . . .. .
.he,.. ,,' uh re ,
.',C lI (386) 462-3355
ext. 9503
for more information.


St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Rev. Jessie L. Steele, Pastor
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
Alachua 32616
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Email: stlukeamechurch@windstream.net
Morning Worship: 11 a.m.;
Church School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study: 7 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
7hamP: RUSH-PmaylSmnehg~aIfn


First Baptist Church of Alachua
One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
(386) 462-1337

'Sunday ,9,:30 a.m. Bible Study. 10:45 a.tm. 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

First Presbyterian .First United Methodist
Church of Alachua Church of Alachua
SRev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor 14805 NW 140thStreet 462-2443
14623 NW 140 Street PastorDr.AdamZele
(386) 462-1549 .JeffuVanValey, Youth& Cbildrn'sMinister
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Worship, 10:45 a.m.
Service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Sunday School9:45 am.
S.www.firstpresalachua.org www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafiinc


Im Service Times
Iinpact Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
rAM. AH IL URC H Wednesday 7:30 p.m....
"es y Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
lpctl' i, of Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
"ih the r 386-454-1563
G0ods www.impactfamilychurch.com
16710 NW US 441 *'Between High Springs & Alachua


New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800 NE 158th Avenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish,'Pastor
Phone & Fax (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30a.m.
Morning Womahip 11 am.-lst, 2nd, 3rd SuxIay
Quarterly 11 a.m. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


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


PAS SAGE
Family Church
"Reaching people where they are"

sto eoreand Gainesville
Lady Michele Dix (352) 336-8686
Sunday Services:
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.* Player & Bible Study.
Youth Services:
7 p.m. Wednesday
7 p.m. Fourth Fridays
www.passageministlies.org


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City Council of the City of
Waldo will consider the
following ordinance for
second and final reading
on August 11, 2009, at 7:00
p.mI, or as soon thereafter as
may be heard, at the Yerkes
Center,. 1424 Cole Street,
Waldo, Florida

All interested parties
may appear and be
heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance.


ORDINANCE 2009-03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY COUNCIL FOR
THE CITY OF WALDO,
FLORIDA; ADDING A
NEW ARTICLE IV TO
CHAPTER FIVE OF THE
CITY OF WALDO CODE;
PROHIBITING 'THE
ACCUMULATION OF JUNK
ON PRIVATE PROPERTY;
PROVIDING FOR.THE
REMOVAL OF JUNK FROM
PRIVATE PROPERTY AND
ADJACENT CITY RIGHT


OF WAYS; ESTABLISHING
A PROCEDURE WHEREBY
THE CITY MAY REMOVE
UNLAWFUL JUNK AND
PLACE A LIEN ON THE
PROPERTY TO COVER
COSTS; PROVIDING FOFR
ENFORCEMENT OF SUCH
LIEN; PROVIDING FOR
APPEALS; PROVIDING
INSTRUCTIONS
TO THE CODIFIER;
AND PROVIDING. AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

A copy of the proposed
ordinance is available for
public inspection at City
Hall, 14655 Kennard Street,
Waldo, Florida, during
regular business hours.

Persons with disabilities
requesting reasonable
accommodations to
participate in this proceeding
should contact City Hall at
(352) 468-1001 at least 48
hours prior to the meeting
date.

Please be advised that if a
person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
Council with respect to
any matter considered at
said hearing, that person
will need a record of the
proceedings, and that for


such purpose, that person
may need to insure that a
verbatim record is made,
which record includes the
testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to
be based.
(Published: Alachua County
Today July 30, 2009)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 09-CP- 955
Division B

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ERtCCH HAN,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of ERIC CH HAN,
deceased, whose date of
death was May 5, 2009
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Alachua County,
Florida, Probate Division,
.the address of which is P.
0. Box 600, Gainesville,
FL 32602. The names' and
addresses of the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom
a copy of this notice is
required to be served must


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file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must file.their claims with.this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication
of this notice is JULY 23,
2009.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Nancy E. Yenser
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NANCY E. YENSER, P.L.
Florida Bar No. 222348
9958 SW 52nd Road
Gainesville, Florida 32608-
7105
Telephone: (352) 378-8544
Fax: (352) 335-4871

Personal Representative:
William R. Dolbier
8205 SW 39th Place
Gainesville, FL 32608

(Published: Alachua
County Today July 23
and 30, 2009)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH -JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO: 2009-CA-2183
DIVISION: K

'MERCHANTS &
SOUTHERN BANK,
#a/Wa M&S BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

DAMON SCOTT
WINSLOW;
LAURIE E. WINSLOW;
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC., SUNTRUST
BANK; and UNKNOWN
TENANTSS).
Defendants.
S_ I

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
-"'IVEN that pursuant to.
Final Summary Judgment
of Foreclosure filed on
July 14, 2009, in Case
No.' 2009-CA-2183 in the'
Circuit Court of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit, in and for
Alachua County, Florida,
in which MERCHANTS &
SOUTHERN BANK a/k/a
M&S1 BANK is the Plaintiff
and DAMON SCOTT
WINSLOW,. LAURIE E.
WINSLOW,' SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE, INC., AND
SUNTRUST BANK are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash in the lobby of
the Alachua County Family
and Civil Justice Center,
201 E. University-Avenue,
Gainesville, ;Alachua
County, Florida, at 11:00.
a.m. on August 12, 2009, the


real property and personal
property described as: LOT
36, BLOCK C, COUNTRY
CLUB ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK F, PAGE 63 AND
63A, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA. Also known
as 6715 SW 35th Way,
Gainesville, FL 32608; tax
parcel number 07144-036-
000.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FRQM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER, AS OF THE DATE
OF'THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS
AFTER THE SALE DATE.

Dated this 14th day of July
2009.

J. K. "Buddy" IRBY
Clerk of the Court
P. 0. Box 600
Gainesville, FL 32602-
0600

Erika Powell .
SDeputy Clerk

.Publication of this Notice
on July 23, 2009 and July
30, 2009 in Alachua County
Today.

NANCY E. YENSER
NANCY E. YENSER, P.L.
9958 SW 52nd Road
Gainesville, Florida 32608-
7105
(352) 378-8544
(352) 335-4871 Fax "
Attorney for Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 222348

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A 'DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED,
'AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF
.CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PERSONS WITH AX
DISABILITY WHO NEED
ANY ACCOMMODATION'
IN .ORD ER TO
PARTICIPATE SHOULD
CALL..JAN PHILLIPS,
ADA COORDINATOR,
A.LACHUA COUNTY
.COURTHOUSE,201 EAST


UNIVERSITY AVENUE,
GAINESVILLE, FL 32601,
AT (352) 337 -6237, WITHIN
TWO (2) WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE
HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED, CALL (800)
955-8771 OR IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
(800) 955-8770.,

(Published: Alachua
County Today July 23
and 30, 2009)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 01-2008-CP-524
Division: A

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE LOUISE
SYMOENS,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of
the estate of Marie Louise
,Symoens, deceased, whose
date of death was February
8, 2008, File Number 2008-
CP-524, is pending in the'
Circuit Court for Alachua
County, 'Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 201 East University
Avenue, Gain'esville, Florida
32601. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All .creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this'
notice has been served
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF:3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF.
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
mustifile their*claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.


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The administration of
the. estate of Fremont B.
Marshall, deceased, whose
date of death was March
11, 2009, File Number 09-
CP-928, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Alachua
County, Florida, 'Probate
Division, the address of
which is 201 East University
Avenue, Gainesville, Florida
32601. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors ofthe decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom
a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF"
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM..

All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons.
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS .NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED..

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED..

The date of first publication
of this notice is July 30,
2009.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:,
Jeffrey S. Wachs
Florida Bar No. 511810
Doumar, Allsworth, et. al.
1177 S:E. 3rd Avenue .


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"There's not a truck
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Jason Dillon,
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ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication
of this notice is July 23,
2009.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:

Jonathan P. Culver, Esq.
2145 NE Second Street
Ocala, Florida 34470
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 0049700
Telephone: (352) 401-
5688

Personal Representative:

Jodi B. Payne
7726 Michme Road
Racine, WI 53402
(Published: Alachua
County Today.- July 23
and 30, 2009)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 09-CP-928
Division: A

IN RE: ESTATE
OF: FERMONT B.
MARSHALL,
Deceased.

NOTICETO CREDITORS


Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33316
Telephone: (954) 762-3400

Personal Representative:
Michael F. Brookins, Jr.
611 N.W. 35th Terr.
Gainesville, Florida 32607

(Published: Alachua
County Today July 30
and August 6, 2009)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 09-CP-928
Division: A

IN RE: ESTATE
OF: FERMONT B.
MARSHALL,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)

The administration of
the estate of Fremont B.
.Marshall, deceased, File
Number 09-CP-928,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Alachua County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is'201
East University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32601.
*The estate is estate and the
date of the decedent's Will
and any Codicils are April
29, 2003. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All interested persons
are required to file with
the above styled court any
objection by an interested
person on whom a copy
of the notice is served that
challenges the validity of
the will (or any codicil), the
qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of the court
within-3 months after the
date of service of a copy of
the notice of administration
on the objecting person.

Any interested person
on whom a copy of the
notice of administration is
served must object to the
validity of the will (or any
codicil), qualifications of
the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by filing a petition, or
other pleading requesting
relief in accordance with
the Florida Probate Rules,
WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF- A COPY
OF THE NOTICE ON' THE
OBJECTING PERSON, OR
THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE
FOREVER BARRED.

Any person entitled
to exempt property is
required to file a petition
for determination of exempt
property WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW OF
THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED
WAIVED.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Jeffrey S. Wachs
Florida Bar No. 511810
Doumar, Allsworth, et. al.
1177 S.E. 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33316
Telephone: (954) 762-3400

Personal Representative:
Michael F. Brookins, Jr.
611 N.W. 35th Terr.
Gainesville, Florida 32607

(Published: Alachua
County Today July 30
and August 6, 2009)


NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE CITY
COUNCIL OF THE CITY
OF WALDO, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that
City Council of the City of
Waldo will consider the
following ordinance for
second and final reading
on August 11, 2009, at 7:00
p.m., or as soon thereafter
as may be heard, at the
Yerkes Center, 14245 Cole
Street, Waldo, Florida

All interested parties
may appear and be
heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance.


ORDINANCE 2009-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE-
CITY COUNCIL FOR
THE CITY OF WALDO,
.FLORIDA, RELATING TO
UTILITY BILLING AND
METER REQUIREMENTS;
AMENDING DATES FOR
LATE FEES AND WATER
CUTOFF; CLARIFYING
THE REQUIREMENT
THAT ALL CURRENT
CUSTOMERS OF
THE UTILITY SHALL
RECEIVE A MONTHLY
BILL; PROVIDING
FOR THE WAIVER OF
SEWER CHARGES
UNDER CERTAIN
CIRCUMSTANCES;
CLARIFYING RULES FOR
METER INSTALLATION
AND TESTING; AND
PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

A copy of the proposed
ordinance is available for
.public inspection at City'
Hall, 14655 Kennard Street,
Waldo, Florida, during
regular business hours.

Persons with disabilities
re questing reasonable
accommodations to
participate in this proceeding
should contact, City Hall at
(352) 468-1001 at least 48
hours prior to the meeting
date.

Please be advised that if a
person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
Council with respect to
aNiy matter considered" it-
said hearing, that person
will need a, record of the
proceedings, and that for
such purpose, that person
may need to insure that a
veripatim record is made,
which record includes the
testimony and evidence .
upon which the appeal is to
be based.
:(Published: Alachua
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2009)








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BEXAR COUNTY- Mary Ann W. appliedThera-Gesic*pain
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decidedto start a professional tug-of-war league. When asked
who would be the target audience for the new TOW league, she painlessly
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/Used office furniture and
/ supplies. Tremendous
amount of quality desks,
chairs, computers, flat screen
monitors, printers, faxes,
artificial plants, pictures,
folding tables, staplers,
paper, etc.. Anything for
an office.. 1410 S. Main
Street; High Springs. Friday,'
Saturday and Sunday 7-5.
501-940-8458
140 gallon upright fuel oil-
tank: $175. 352-485-2325
or 352-234-9403.
Cub Lowboy belly mower,
59 inch cut, ,turf tires, good
condition $1200 or best,
offer. 352-485-2325 or 352-
234-9403. .







5 AC ALACHUA
Beautifully wooded on paved
road frontage. Great area !
Convenient to Gainesville.


OWNER FINANCING NO
DOWN PAYMENT! Only
$1052/mo. Total $119,900.00
Call 352-215-1018.
4 AC LACROSSE
Beautiful country setting
with oak shaded homesite.
Convenient to Gainesville.
OWNER FINANCING! NO
DOWN PAYMENT! Only
$719/mo. Total $69,900.00
Call 352-215-1018.


LAKEFRONT Grand
Opening Satel 8/15/09
only! 10 acre dockable
lakefront only $49,900
Wooded park-like setting
on one of Alabama's top
recreational lakes. All
amenities complete. BOAT
TO GULF OF MEXICO!
Excellent financing. Call now
(866)952-5302x 1514
NC MOUNTAINS
CLOSEOUT SALE Cabin
Shell, 2+ acres wb|roat
view, very private,; ees,
waterfalls & large public
lake nearby, $99,500 Bank
finarlcing. (866)275-0442
LAKEFRONT STEAL 1.2
acres $49,892. (In lieu of
foreclosure on builder.),
Grently sloping lakefront
"estate on private bass
lake. Gorgedus unspoiled
setting-no crowds, no noise:
Abutting lakefronts sold for
'$69,900 and $64,900 not
.half as nice as this onel
Excellent financing. Call now
.(888)792-5253, x2341







2 BR mobile homes from
$400 at Autumn Leaves
Mobile Home, Park: 241
South in Alachua. Call 352-
213-8678.



2 Bedroom Apartments
Starting at S487/month
Call 386-462-5832 l
TDD# 1-800-955-8771
14000 NW 154 Ave.. Alachua
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A 4bdr 3ba $217/mol HUD
HOME! 3 bdrm only $199/:
mo! Stop Renting! 5% dw,


15 yrs @ 8% apr For Listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669.


4Br 3Ba Foreclosurel
$11,500! Only $217/Mo!
5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr. Buy, 3 Br $199/Mo! for
listings (800)366-9783 ext
5798






METAL ROOFING. 40 yr,
Warranty-Buy direct from
manufacturer 30/colors in
stock, w/all accessories.
Quick turn around. Delivery
available. Gulf Coast Supply
& Mfg, (888)393-0335 www.
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FREE FIREWOOD
Free firewood, just come
and get it. 352-494-2758


AT TEND COLLEGE
ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Accounting,
*Criminal Justice. Job
placement .assistance.
Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified.
Call (866)858-2121, www.
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Missing Golden Retriever
Missing since July 4th. Shes
2 years old and about 45 Ibs
Blond in polor. Her name is
Molly. She is so important to
us,-she is part of our family.
Please help us find her. ,
AIRLINES ARE HIRING -
Train for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial
aid if qualified. Housing
available. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.


Absolute Auctioni 214+/-
acre farm, house, Pike County
near Troy, Alabama. Offered
in parcels, combinations
and/or entirety. August 13,
1:00. www.gtatiti6ns.com
(800)996-2877. 'Granger,
Thagard and Associates,
Inc. Jack F Granger #873.


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Acura Integra 95 $5001
Honda Civic 99 $4001 Ford
Taurus 01 $7501 Toyota
Camry 98 $8501 Police
Impounds! For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275.


Buy Police Impoundsal 97'
Honda Civic $400! 97 Honda
Accord $500! for listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9271


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$1,000 per month

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