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Publication Date: December 17, 2009
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Alachua's 32nd
Christmas parade
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Sights and sounds to remember

Alachua resident puts on holiday light and sound show.


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By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS -
High Springs residents
could see a slight increase
in sanitation fees in coming
months.
High Springs City
Commissioners will
consider an increase for
garbage collection rates
Jan. 14 after commissioners
delayed voting on the change
Dec. 10. The adjustment
comes because Waste Pro,


SBRYAN BOULKAP.1 .4nahua Couuty Today
Beneath his central 9,000-light Christmas tree, Bill Holmes shows intricate technology he designed to make
Christmas lights flash in rhythm with music. The controller box above connects to a 200 amp electricity system
and receives wireless signals from music software inside his home to direct which lights to flash in what
sequence. Holmes' Christmas light display will run at his home on the corner of NW 78th Avenue and 170th
Street in Alachua from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day until Jan. 10.


By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
ALACHUA For the
past four years; cars carrying
people from retired engineers to
university music students have
come to a screeching halt when
they drive by what sits in Bill
Holmes' front yard.
When the afternoon sun
shining on Holmes' country road
in Alachua gives way to nightfall,
thousands of lights tangled
along his rooftop, trees and lawn
displays come alive in the dark
and can keep those passing by
captivated for hours.
.People mostly brake and
admire the show, Holmes says,


but also beg for answers about the
intricacies of how he makes the
pulsing lights of 500,000 bulbs
dance in rhythm with the beats of
classic holiday songs:
"Without the music, the lights
don't make much sense," Holmes
said. "It almost looks like they are
going berserk without the music."
It's a choreographed show
that Holmes created by connecting
his thousands of Christmas lights
to 13 controllers hooked up
to wireless routers throughout
his lawn. These controllers get
signals from music software on a
laptop sitting in a bedroom in his
HOLIDAY LIGHTS:
Continued on page AS


the city's garbage collection
company, raised -the rate it
charges the city for services
by 10 percent more than a
year ago, but that increase
was never passed on to
residents, according to City
Manager Jim Drumm.
The suggested rate
change would increase
residential property
collection rates from $17.50
to $19.25 per month.
HIGH SPRINGS:
Continued on pageA2


Hawthorne senior


center opening


delayed


By ALEX AUSTIN
Today Reporter
HAWTHORNE The
long-awaited opening of the
senior center in Hawthorne
will have to wait a little
longer.
Commissioner DeLoris
Roberts said Tuesday the
city must first have an
engineer report on the
building and then hold a bid
for contractors.
Once those two steps are
completed, the renovations
can be made and the center


will open.
Roberts has been
working to bring a senior
center to Hawthorne since
2003. She has teamed
up with Janine Harris,
community relations
manager for Communities
for a Lifetime, a state-wide
program to help benefit
seniors.
She originally hoped
the center would be open
by December but now says
SENIOR CENTER:
Continued on page A5


Newberry event for animals, holidays


STAFF REPORT
Alachua County Today
NEWBERRY-An event to raise
money for a local organization and
celebrate animals during the holidays
will be in full swing Saturday.
Holiday with Horses will be
a variety show with performances
from high-level dressage rider Matt
Mclaughlin of St. Cloud; a seven-
dog comedy routine, Tricky Dog
Show; and a rodeo style comedy
performance by Tim Lepard and his
show Wild Thang, at Canterbury
Equestrian Showplace at 23100 W.
Newberry Road in Newberry.
Other events will include a
miniature horse parade, mounted
cowboy shooters, carriage racing and
Lusitano Stallions.
NEWBERRY:
Continued on page A5.


Beverly Driver of Newberry and her American
Miniature 'Call Me Speedo' put on a driving
performance at the 2008 Holiday with Horses
at Canterbury Equestrian Showplace in
Newberry. The second annual event on
Saturday will benefit Alachua County's St.
Francis House Pet Care Clinic, an organization
that provides veterinary care for pets of low-
income residents.


The sounds of Christmas
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA .- Alachua celebrated the
season with its 32nd annual Christmas
parade despite inclement weather. Most
spectators dodged the rain by waiting until
moments before the parade began to find
their place along Alachua's winding Main
Street. And the rain held off long enough
to allow the parade to go on. This year's
Christmas parade was themed "The Sounds
of Christmas."
Kicking off the procession in traditional
fashion was the Alachua Police Department
and other law enforcement officials.
Recently retired Alachua City Manager
Clovis Watson Jr. served as the parade's.
Grand Marshal, ushering the floats through ELLEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
the downtown area. Alachua's Christmas parade was
The humming, and often rumbling, complete with colorful floats and
prancing horses as well as excited
PARADE: youngsters who waved to the crowds
Continued on page A6 and tossed candy to children lining the
streets.


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2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17,2009


Information appearing less than $1,000, DOJ Mickens, Rodney, obtain good by false cc., ASO Walker,
in' this listing comes Calhoun, Pauline, 4/25/1989, Marion County- Price, Albert, Rhodell, 1
from the Alachua County 10/31/1960, homicide, neg. FTA- DWLSR, ASO 6/22/1981, Sentenced, ASO DWLSR- Habitual
Sheriff's Office daily jail mans-vehicle VOP, ASO Miller, Carl Lee, Pullins, Dorothy L., GPD
log as provided to Alachua Dandy, Dwayne, 9/28/1945, Moving traffic 10/11/1987, In house; Duval Ward, Yancy,
County Today. 10/15/1963, Volusia County, violation FTA, ASO' County, ASO In house; trespass,
All individuals are ASO Miller, Jeffery, Ricchulti, Bobby, Wilkerson,
presumed innocent until Davis, Christopher T., 2/19/1983, civil order, ASO 5/30/1985, Dixie County; 7/1/1974, MVOP
proven guilty. Individuals 12/2/1972, Sentenced civil, Mitchell, Broderick, burglary of structure, Run, ASO
listed on this page may be ASO 11/21/1979, VOP, possession burglary of dwelling, deal in Willis,
cited and released or placed Frazier, David, of narcotic equipment, ASO stolen property, grand theft, 12/2/1963, Larcen'
, .. l,,Au ;A 5/21/1982. Bradford County, Monroe, Daniell, ASO $300 or more but


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INSIDE

ALACHUA

COUNTY

TODAY...
CLASSIFIEDS. .B3
EVENTS....... A3
JOBS..........B3
MOST WANTED B1
OPINIONS ..... A6
PUZZLE ..... .B4
REAL ESTATE .B6
RELIGION .....B2


ASO
George, Mitchell L.,
0/17/1962, VOP; DUI, ASO
Holmes Jr., Joseph,
5/12/1965, Marijuana
possession with intent to sell
manufacture or deliver, ASO
Jackson, Jacqueline,
11/14/1964, Battery,
burglarize occupied
conveyance unarmed, ASO
Kelly, Levares
Dewayne, 2/3/1981, Civil
sentenced, ASO
McKnight, Roderick,,
Civil sentenced, ASO


5/19/1981, Robbery,
unarmed,
Newton, Latoya,
11/4/1981, Larceny; Petit
theft 1st degree $100 less
$300 MVOP; moving traffic
violation DWLS 2nd offense,
ASO
Nielsen, Ryan Drew,
1/13/1981, Trespassing on
posted property, GPD
Nielsen, Ryan,
6/22/1981, In house,
Novak, Dominquez,
10/3/1978, Seminole County;
criminal use of ID; petit theft;


Roberts, Doyal,
3/21/1936, sentenced, ASO
Sheppard, James,
11/18/1961, Sentenced -
civil, ASO
Showers, Shawn,
11/8/1966, Civil sentenced,
ASO
Sorensen, Shawn,
1/7/1974, DUI, GPD
Thomas, Rama,
4/15/1968, possession of
controlled substance, GPD
Torres, Terry Lee,
11/10/1967, Volusia County;
VOP- DWLSR, ASO


Ingrid
0/9/1983,
offender,

3/3/1989,
ASO
Rubert,
Hit and

Dwayne,
y theft is
less than


$5,000 x3; stolen property-
deal in,
Woodard Jr., Calvin
Leon, 5/12/1986, Att. Grand
theft, GPD
Youngblood, Joseph,
2/1/1980, Fraud- insufficient
funds; checks obtain goods
services under $150, ASO
For additional jail
booking logs, see
alachuacounty
today.com.


Sanitation reserve funds used for storm debris cleanup


Residential properties with home occupation
permits would increase from $24.75 to $27.23
per month, and collection rates for commercial
properties for one collection per month would
increase from $22.75 to $25.71. ,
While the city has not raised its residents'
garbage collection fees in five years,
commissioners are now considering an increase
because Waste Pro's higher price for taking
garbage to the landfill the past year has had
to be partially absorbed by funds that should
have gone into the sanitation reserve fund,


commissioners said.
The sanitation reserve fund pays for
cleaning streets of storm debris after hurricanes
.and also maintains chainsaws, wood chippers
and insurance for storm care. A portion of each
resident's monthly sanitation payments goes
into this fund as well as the portion put toward
administration since the city, not Waste Pro,
manages the billing.
"We don't make a profit, but there is a
cost beyond transferring the fee of $17.50
Super household," Drumm said. "We have built


Snowmen at Oakview Middle School


Special to
Alachua County Today
NEWBERRY
Oakview Middle School
students are raising money
to help local families
have a merry Christmas.
Student Government
representatives are selling
Snowman Orams for 50
cents each. All of the
money raised will be
donated to the Angel Tree
fund. This community
project is in response to
President Obama's call for
all Americans to step up
and help others.
The Angel Tree Fund is
an opportunity for students
to help close to 35 families
throughout the year which
items such as backpacks in
September and collecting
canned foods in Noverber.
"We especially want to
help everyone have a good


holiday," said one student
who is a member of Student
Government and National
Junior Honor Society
(NJHS).
Oakview Middle


are learning lessons about
service before others."
"This is a way for us to
help nearby families and
give a gift to our friends,"
said a middle school


School teacher Jean student.
Stanley helps to see that
the families have a happy
holiday. "Our students


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a sanitation reserve fund so when there is a
tropical storm or hurricane we can use it when
trees go down. In 2004 we had $70,000 in that
Fund and used it to clean streets."
Commissioners delayed deciding on
the increase until Jan:14 to have more time
to compare surrounding cities' rates 'and to
calculate how much the reserve would' be
affected if rates are not increased..
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Mayor proclaims Dec. 18


"Hawthorne:Hornet Day"


By ALEX AUSTIN
Today Reporter
HAWTHORNE This
year's Hawthorne Hornet
football team accomplished
something no team in
school history ever has
- a trip to the State Semi-
Finals.
FOn Tuesday, Mayor
EleanorRandallhonoredthe
12-1 team by proclaiming
Dec. 18 Hawthorne Hornet
Day. All residents will be
encouraged to wear orange
and black on Friday to
show their appreciation for
the team.
"It was awesome to see
you play," said Randall,
who 'regularly attended
games through rain and
shine. "You represent the
city very well."
Commissioner Matt
Surrency congratulated the
team and coaches for doing
more than just winning
games.
"A lot goes into not just
making them good football'
players but making them
good men," Surrency said.
"I think coach' [Ronny]
Pruitt has done a great job
at that."
Pruitt and about 15
players attended the
meeting to. accept the
proclamation. Pruitt


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thanked the commission
for the honor and for its
support. -
"Thank you all as a
whole, as a community,
'for the what you all have
done for us and the support
you've .shown us," Pruitt
said. "Hawthorne 'is a
special place with special
kids."
Randall urged the
players to not just stop with
their achievements at the
high school, but to take
what they've learned with
them wherever they go.
Surrency said the team
has had a great impact on
the community.
"You .all were able
to bring the community
together and have the
community backing you,"
Surrency said. "You can't
do that everyday."
"I hope you all can
look back one day and see
how much a change you all
made."
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Booking: December 9,
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Browning, Melvin,
3/4/1987, Battery touch/
strike; damage property;
criminal mischief over $200
HIGH SPRINGS:
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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 1st and 3rd Monday
of each month at 7 p.m.
at City Hall.
mAlachua County
Meets the 2nd and 4th
Tuesday of each month
at 9 a.m. at the County
Administration Building,
12 SE 1st Street, Room
209, Gainesville. Citizen
comments are taken at
9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
NGainesville Meets
the 1st and 3rd Thursday
of each month at 1 p.m.
at City Commission
Chamber, 200 East
University Avenue.


Special to
Alachua County Today
ALACHUA For
local resident Adriane
Jones, reaching out to the
community is more than just
words. "I just want to help
people," said Jones when
asked about the purpose of
Anointed and Appointed,
Incorporated, a non-profit
organization she founded in
2008. After overcoming her
own struggles as a single
mother, she felt called to
inspire and encourage other
women to do the same.
Program coordinator
Erica Briggs joined the
organization in August. "I'm
underemployed iiyself'
but, that' the. best time to
give. Helping others gets
your mind off of your own
problems." The cycle
of poverty hits single
women with children the
hardest,, Trying to break the
cycle can be a frustrating and
exhausting process. "Let's
say you get a job in the city,
but you live in a rural area


*Hawthorne -:Meets the
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of
each month at 6:30 p.m.
at City Hall.
*High Springs Meets
the 2nd and 4th Thursday
of each month at 6:30
p.m. in City Hall.
NLaCrosse Meets the"
2nd Monday of each
month at 7:30 p.m. at
Town Hall.
aMicanopy Meets the
2nd Tuesday of each
month at 7:30 p.m. at
Town Hall.
0Newberry Meets the
2nd and 4th Monday of
each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall


*Waldo Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at
7 p.m. at Yerkes Center.


without a car. What good is
a. job if you can't arrive to
work? The easy answer is 'get
a car.' But with what money?
No job, no money. 'No
money, no car."
Working *with local
business owners, however,
Jones finds practical solutions


* Alachua Lions Club
Holiday Drawing will be held
Saturday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m.
in Hitchcock's parking lot in
Alachua. Tickets can be bought
from any Lions Club member
for $1 donation now up until the
time of the drawing. You do not
have to be present to win. The
Lions Club accepts eyeglasses
and hearing aids for recycling.
* The Alachua woman's
Club is conducting its annual
Christmas Tour of Homes
and Churches open house on
Saturday, Dec. 19 from 1- 5 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and are available
at Curves in Alachua, Valerie's
Loft on Main Street, or contact
Vada Homer at 386-462-1760
or Brandy Wilson at 386-462-
5343. Brochures and maps will
be available at the clubhouse at
14656 S. Main Street inAlachua
beginning at 12:30 p.m. on the
afternoon of the tour. Tickets are
also available the day of the tour.


the responsible thing to do."
Anointed and Appointed
will kick off the car give-
away at the Second Annual
Outreach Celebration event
in Alachua this Saturday,
Dec. 19 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
at 14880 NW 441. There
will be free food, live music


to provide relief. With and entertainment, a drawing
bold determination, she for gift certificates, and
approached several car the applications for the
dealerships. "We didn't know free car will be available
what to expect. It's hard for for pick up. Applications
everyone right now, who can are also available online at
afford to give away a free www.anointedappointed.
car? But you never know org. The deadline to turn in
until you ask." applications is Jan. 9, 2010,
Brent Morgan, manager but Jones encourages women
of Wade-Raulerson Pontiac to apply early.
Buick,.GMC in ,Gainesville, "We',e-id .aived the.'$5
answered the call. When ,applicationr-fee;-.which -we.
:asked why he agreed to help, ,were goi;l to ~Use for a
Morgan admitted, "It's been ~ scholarship. But we didn't
a tough year for us. In all want to create any reason
ways, we fight daily. Frankly, .why someone couldn't
we haven't been able to apply. Now we just want
do what we've done in the to get the word out to the
past. But this felt like the women." If there is any
right organization. Even business that would like to
though it's not a huge gift, it help with tax and title fees or
just feels good to help. It's insurance for the car, they are


* Greater New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church
Alachua (Bland) and Caring
and Sharing Learning School
are sponsoring Show Pat Some
Love Program on Dec. 20 at
3:30 p.m. and will be held at the
church. Pat was involved in a
car accident and her recovery is
remarkable. It is truly a blessing
from God. For more information
or questions, call Pres L.D. Lee
352-372-1004 or 386-418-8240.
* The historic homes
of High Springs. will once
again be decked out for the
holidays and visitors can
learn about the homes history
and about the city's history
on this self guided walking/
driving tour sponsored by
The High Springs Main Street.
Organization.
The tour will be held
Sunday, Dec. 20 from 5 8
p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be
purchased at the High Springs


invited to come to the event
and make that announcement.
The winner of the car will
be declared Jan. 16, through
a selection process that will
be carefully considered stated
Briggs. "We will review all
the applications and choose a
woman who is trying to better
herself and is already active
in the community. We want
to give this car to someone
who is going to give back to
the community. That's what
this is all about." To qualify, a
single woman with children)
must be at least 18 years
old, and be working and/or
going to school at least 25
hours a week. For questions
regarding dthlii ,e t. ple:i.
call 468-44 i.-0lu3~ or \ r '%
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Farmers Market on Thursday
in downtown or at the Grady
House Bed and Breakfast the
night of the event.
Visitors will be given a map
and historical info about each
of the 11 homes on the tour,
while enjoying some holiday
refreshments at each home.
For more info please
check out our website www.
highspringsmainstreet.org or
call the Main Street Office at
386-454-2889.
* High Springs Adult
Softball Association will be
holding a public meeting on
Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Civic Center, High Springs.
* Christmas under the
Stars is being held at the DR
Williams Fellowship Hall,
NW 6 Street, Gainesville, on
Saturday, Dec. 19 from 6-10
p.m. The Christmas party is


being hosted by Pastor Donny
James and Prophetess R. Hayes.
There will a soloist, dancers,
worship and praise, gospel
groups, foot stomping, hand
clapping. Tickets are $15 per
person or $25 for two. Contact
Prophetess R. Hayes 352-225-
1913, Minister E. Cannady 352-
215-7359 or Mrs. Frankie Hayes
352-260-8324.
* Paradise United Methodist
of Alachua invites all Christians
and non-Christians to help
celebrate a "Memorial for
Jesus" on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3
p.m. Paradise United Methodist
is located at 14889 NW 135t
Terrace, Alachua. Coordinator is
Mrs. Thelma Welch and Pastor
is Rev. J.D. Johnson, who can be
reached at 386-462-0162.


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students a voice in city government
By ALEX AUSTIN both the students and the city. Students will be
Today Reporter able to make a change in their community, and
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HAWTHORNE As a high school
student in Hawthorne, Matt Surrency traveled
to Gainesville for Leadership Gainesville,
a program that helps build future leaders for
Gainesville'and Alachua County.
Now, as a city commissioner, he's creating
a similar program for Hawthorne.
The program is called Youth Council, and
it allows students from grades six to twelve to
create their own commission and contribute
ideas to help change the city.
"A lot of people say there's nothing to do
in Hawthorne," Surrency said. "Well, this way
they can say, 'Well, there's nothing to do in
Hawthorne, but now we can come up with
something."'
Surrency said the Youth Council will have
elections, hold meetings and give students the
opportunity to work on projects they really
care about.
'He said the goal of the program is to get
the students started and then take a hands-off
approach. He doesn't want it to be a situation
where adults are just telling the students
what to do. He wants to give them some real
responsibility.
Surrency said it's a great opportunity for


Me community y can enu uit rom uresn, new
ideas.
He said a few project ideas are youth
activities, senior activities and city clean up
or conservation, but ultimately the project
possibilities are open to whatever the students
dream up.
"The opportunities are endless as a far as
what they are able to do," Surrency said. "I'm
basically giving them the avenue to create
whatever position they'd like."
Only two students showed up for the
first meeting on Tuesday, but Surrency isn't
deterred by the slow start. His goal is to build
the group to 15 in a year and eventually get up
to about 50.
Nine students have already signed up for
the program, but a few were unable to make
it because of the high school basketball game.
The group is open to all students in the
Hawthorne area and not just students from
Hawthorne Middle/High School.
The Youth Council meets every third
'Tuesday. The group will hold elections at the
next meeting, which is scheduled for Jan. 19.

E-mail aaustin@alachuatoday.com


POLICE REPORTS


The following information was compiled
by Alachua County Today staff reporter
Alex Austin.

High Springs
High Springs Police Department did not report
any arrests in the past week.

Waldo
* Anthony Allen Polk, 22, of Brooker, was
arrested Dec. 7 on charges of driving under
.the influence, according to a Waldo Police
report. Polk was pulled over for two traffic
violations driving 18 mph in 15 mph
zone, and driving 27 mph in a 15 mph zone.
Polk consented to breathalyzer tests, which
Showed a blood alcohol content (BAC) of
0.129 and 0.141. The legal BAC in Florida
is .08. Polk was taken to the Alachua County
Jail.


* KennethJ. Davis, 21, of Waldo, was arrested
Sunday night on charges of tampering with
physical evidence, maintaining a drug
vehicle, driving with a suspended license
and possession of drug paraphernalia and
two controlled substances, according,to a
iWaldo Police report. Police pulled Davis
.over for having a headlight out. While
talking to Davis, the officer noticed he was
speaking abnormally. The officer told Davis
to open his mouth, and he revealed pills
under his tongue. Davis told police the pills
,were Oxycodone and Xanax. He said he hid
Them under his tongue so police wouldn't
find his pill bottle. Davis was arrested and
taken to the Alachua County Jail.

Alachua
Alachua Police Department did not report any
arrests in the past week.
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READER This week's poll: Compared to Last week's poll: Do you
OPINION last year, are you spending more believe we can "spend our
or less money on holiday gifts? way" out of a recession?


Rail deal was a boondoggle




from day one

Guest Editorial by State Representative Debbie Boyd (D-Newberry) District 11


According to recent news reports, Tea these tough economic times, we created
Party activists are angry over the recent a new government bureaucracy that will
Sunrail/Tri-rail deal just passed by the operate without legislative oversight. This
Florida legislature. bureaucracy will be allowed to negotiate
And they have every right to be. this and other (presumably) bad deals. I.
The Go ernor recently offered anamendmento ensure
signed into law a bill that tt t his new bureadcracy was'
will not only create a brand answerable to the legislature ,
new bureaucracy, but will b ut oddly leadership struck that
allow that new bureaucracy down.
to buy 61 miles of an. Why would anyone agree
existing rail corridor and to such a bad idea?
pay 15 times the national Florida lawmakers were
rate in the process. ----* "i told that passing this bill would
No, that is hot a create jobs and help ensure we
typo. The state will be get billions in federal dollars
buying a private rail line for future projects.
for $10 million per mile. When I heard this news
According to at least about jobs, I was honestly
one. Senator involved in encouraged. Our state needs
this issue, the national Debbie Boyd good jobs and Floridians
average for such purchases need work more than they
is around $700,000 per need another social welfare
mile. It is also not a typo that during program. Unfortunately, when I read the


bill, I learned that the rhetoric about jobs
simply did not match the reality., In fact,
this bill does nothing to guarantee that
Florida's citizens will be hired for any of
the jobs. To make this point even clearer,
I supported amendmentt to ensure job;
preference frit FEFridians it too was
struck do'n ":i'nthe e'; appeared to me
that it was highly likely that not a single
citizen living in North Florida was likely to
get a job from this deal. I, for one, am not
about to support a measure that will allow.
foreign corporations the ability to import
workers to our state and displace citizens
who live here and pay taxes here.
And speaking of taxes, the idea that.
we should do this because bureaucrats in
Washington D.C. may (and I mean may...
because there were no guarantees) give us
more money later on just felt wrong. Why
should we once again be on bended knee
to Washington? Why are some lawmakers
suddenly supportive of running up the
national debt (we are, after all Americans


who have to pay back that debt) because
someone told us it is a good deal?
Where did our state's leadership take
a wrong turn? This is supposed to be a:
time of tightening our belts, cutting the
budget and putting. Florida citizensback
to work. Instead, House and Senate
leadership and now our Governor are
prepared to buy into this boondoggle,
costing Florida taxpayers billions while
becoming a willing participant, in running
up the federal debt. They are creating a
new government bureaucracy that-will be
allowed to spend taxpayer dollars with no
legislative oversight and yet, there were
high fives all over the Capitol.
Yes, Tea Party and other conservative
activists have very good reasons to be
angry and frustrated over those high.
fives. I applaud their anger and share their
frustration.


- r lT T EITOR


Newberry deserves applause and'
support

SAs a result of a thorough and
comprehensive nationwide search, the
city of Newberry, Fla., was chosen as the
site of a new Dream Park by the folks of
Cooperstown, NY.
We :should all be applauding the
tremendous efforts by the City of
Newberry, its City Commission, the City
Manager, staff, and the hard work of all of
its citizens..
A suggestion to the Alachua County
Commission: please' think outside the.
Gaines\ille cit) limit'sign and support
all of the surrounding communities in the
County...especially Newberry. '
This worthy project will benefit the.
entire county, not only in jobs, and tax'
revenues, but also, and.most importantly,
our youth.
I strongly urge the County Commission,
as well as all of the citizens of the county,
to support the City of Newberry in their
quest of this very-achievable dream.
Gib Coerper, Vice Mayor
City ofAlachua

Community support for library
reading program strengthens
local families

',.The Alachua County Library District
Alachua' Branch would like to thank
the supporters of our recent PrifieTime
Reading Program. This six week program
brought in 20 families 'ith elementary
school age children to read and discuss.
favorite picture books with hun1ant1ies-


based themes such as fairness, respect,
courage, hope, and determination.
Photos from Prime Time are available
for viewing at http:.'ww .flickr.com/
photos/acld/sets/72157622835836328.'
It was very successful. Families
reported that due to the program they
read together more and they are also more
comfortable with coming to the Library.
Food and door prizes were .important in
making the six sessions fun and inspiring
events.
This program would not have been
possible without the support it received.
-:; These, businesses, organizations,, and
indi iduals provided either voluntary.
assistance or monetary or in-kind
donations.
We are so fortunate that we live in a
community in which a program whose goal
is to improve the ability to read in young
people is supported with such generosity.
Please join me in thanking these
individuals and organizations. Please
forgive me if I have inadvertently omitted
anyone.
Alachua Business League; Alachua
Chamber of. Commerce; Alachua
Elementary) School; Alachua Lions Club;
Alachua County Today; Beef O' Brady's;
Mayor Bonnie Burgess; Busby's Cabinets;
City ofAlachua; Kathy Colson; Elizabeth
Curry; Gator, Domino's; Diana Felver;
First United Methodist Church ofAlachua;
Florida Humanities Council; Friends of
the'Alachua Branch Library; Friends of
the Alachua County Library District;
Hitchcock's Foodways Foundation; Irby
Elementary School; Thomas H Maren/
'Emily SabahAlMaren find -of-th.e
Community Foundation; Office, Depot


Foundation; Santa Fe High School
Student Golernment; MickeN Singer:
Tirkey Creek Lions Club; Valerie's Loft;
Walgreens #11244 (Alachua): Audrey
Wiesenfeld; Ted Wilson.
Caryl McKellar
Alachua Branch Library Manager

Thank you to Alachua Police

On Sunday, ,Dec. 6, my .beautiful
sister, Donna L. Boe, lost her battle to
brain cancer, and she went to be with the
Lord. On Dec. 9, her funeral procession
started from Trinity Methodist Church in
Gainesville and went through your little'
town of Alachua, and she was buried at
the cemetery next; to Springhill United
Methodist Church.
The reason I am writing to you is I
-wanted to comrmend Alachua's police
department for the incredible jpb 'they
did in making sure the procession w.as
uninterrupted through each red light and
intersection. They made sure all traffic
was stopped to allow the procession safely
through.
I vould also like to make, mention that:
in passing through one of the intersection,
there were about five city workers that
stopped what they were doing, basically
standing at attention and had their hats
removed, showing complete respect for
my sister and all of us.
Lastly, I would like to thank Springhill
United Methodist Church for all the food
their members prepared for all of the
family and friends ofDonna Boe.


SThe little town ofAlachua helped us all
get through an incredibly difficult day, and
I just wanted to say thank you.
-Marilyn Zarate, Donna's "Big,
Little Sister"
Pearland, TX










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NEWBERRY:
Continuedfrom
page A


Event helps pets of low-


income residents


In its second year
running, Holiday with
Horses is aimed at
raising money for local
organizations. The roughly
800 in attendance at last
year's event raised $8,000
for the Marion Therapeutic
Riding Association, and
organizers this year hope to
reach 1,000 in attendance,
manager Wendy Low said.
iThis year's proceeds
will benefit the St. Francis
House Pet Care Clinic, an
organization that provides
veterinary services to
Alachua County's low-
income pet owners. The
clinic runs on .donations
from individuals and


groups to provide food and
medical services to those in
need.
To support the cause
and enjoy performances,
tickets can be purchased at
the gate for $16 for adults
and $11 for children 12
'years and under.
While the performance
will begin at 7 p.m., gates
open at 5:30 p.m. and will
feature music by Weeds
of Eden and several food
vendors and gift booths,
Low said.
"It's family orientated
and very affordable, so
we're hoping it will be a
hit," Low said.
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Today Reporter Courage of Elizabeth Taylor. The
GAINESVILLE A locally updated version will be available in
Author, biographer and editor 2010 and gives details on what has
world-renowned literary and transpired in the legend's life in the
wood figures will be available 10 years since the original biography
book signing of his most famous was published.
sWednesday. "Today things are being
Books A Million revealed about (Taylor),"
store at 2601 Amburn said. "Very
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figh Springs' Ellis produced."
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from Janis Joplin biography, Books A Million
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Shelly Winters and edited the Seducer, readily in stock Wednesday
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uac and John le Carr6. available for order.
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The Most Beautiful Woman in the


A. L. Mebane High School Alumni Association

to present scholarship awards program
Special to Alachua, (the Bland .Community, High SchoolAlumni Association, Inc.
Alachua County Today County Road 241 North), Rev. Gregory If additional information is required
ALACHUA The A. L. Mebane Pelham, Pastor. please feel free to contact either, Marie
High School Alumni Association, Inc. The public is invited to join the Calhoun, 386-462-2539 or Cassandra
will hold its Annual Scholarship Awards Alumni Association in the presentation Davis, 386-454-2693.
Program, Sunday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. at of its Scholarship Awards in honor of # # #
Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Hewritt Dixon, Jr., Joseph W. Welch,
Church 15205 NW 278th. Avenue, Delano Filer, Sr. and the A. L. Mebane
HOLIDAY LIGHTS:
Continued from page Al

Intricate design powers 500,000 lights for $110 in electricity cost


cal author


Photo special to Alachua County Today
Saturday's book- signing will be in
anticipation of Ellis Ambum's re-
release and update to his Elizabeth
Taylor Biography initially printed in
2000.


SENIOR CENTER:
Continuedfrom page Al
Computer classes and stretch

dancing to start at library in January


she is aiming for the end of
January.
In the meantime,
Roberts said activities for
seniors will start on Jan. 14
at the library. Activities will
include computer classes,
stretch dancing and a third
class yet to be decided.
Roberts plans to start
with these three activities
and expand later. The city
sent out a survey earlier
ni the year asking seniors


what activities they wanted.
She said those answers will
be used as the program
expands.
Roberts said she
doesn't yet know how
much the renovation 'will
cost, but the Community
Redevelopment Agency
has $20,000.set aside for
the project.
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alachuatoday.com


home to pulse and flash and
fade the lights to the beat of
every song.
Spectators are able to
hear the show's soundtrack
by tuning their radios to
90.3 FM, which is enabled
by a radio transmitter
Holmes purchased to
orchestrate the show just
a few hundred feet around
his property on the corer
of NW 78th Avenue and
170th Street:
And while stringing
two miles of extension
cords for more than 12,000
feet of lights can take
Holmes and his wife three
weeks to set up, it is the
soundtrack to the show that
has taken the most tedious
work.
On his computer
software, Holmes
coordinates every one-tenth
of every second ofthe seven
holiday songs he plays
to specific light strings
that line the snowmen,
Christmas trees, drummer
boys and decorative lights
in his yard.
"For the song Little
Drummer Boy, the lights
on the roof pulse with
each drum' beat, the
triangle sound that chimes
is mapped to .the lights
in the big.trees, and the
candy canes flash with the
vocals," Holmes said.
The process' begins
back in October when
Holmes ard his wife,
Betsy, mow the lawn and
clean the fence that will be
the stage for their holiday'
show. In November, the
couple begins testing the
500,000 lights they have
stashed in storage sheds on
their property and replace
any bulbs that are burnt or
damaged from the previous
year.
The week before
Thanksgiving, the couple
spends three weeks
climbing on top of the
roof of their one-story
home, reaching in trees
and spreading lights over
ornaments in their lawn.
The 40-foot flagpole in the
center of their lawn serves
as the central Christmas
tree in the display, and that
alone carries 9,000 bulbs
among 64 strings of lights
that all work independently
of each other.
It makes for a show that
Holmes can say is one of
the largest in the area. More
than 1,000 people stopped


to watch the show
on Christmas Eve
2008, and in a
four-hour block
this weekend, up
to seven cars were
constantly stopped
by their fence at a
time, he said.
It is when
the admirers are
stopped at' his
fence that he will
take a break .from
his at-home job to
chat and answer
questions. Fittingly,
Holmes now has
almost 40. years
working for Philips


Lighting Company
specializing in the IT
department, where his skills
were honed to produce an
intricate light display in his
own neighborhood.
"More and morepeople
will start coming as they're
getting more into the spirit
and job demands taper off,
but it will just keep getting
bigger and bigger;," he said.
But while Holmes has
one of the largest shows in
the area, it is also one of the
most energy efficient. Since
the average home is enabled
for 200 amps of electricity,
Holmes had to install an
additional 200 amp panel-
for a total of 400 amps- just
to accommodate his six-
week light display.
But in the end, he only
sees his electricity bill jump
by $110, a remarkable price
since one of his fellow light
displayers has seen a bill for
close to $2,000 for a season.
He credits the difference


Bill Holmes has a cache of supplies to repair any malfunctioning
lights as well as extra displays to be used in future years.


to how his lights perform.
They are not constantly lit;
rather they are incessantly
flashing, fading or pulsing,
so the full voltage of each
string is rarely used. ,
"I'd say any string of
lights is on for one-third
of the show, and when all
the lights are fully on it's
literally only seconds," he
said. "The electricity is the
cheapest part of the, whole
thing because the lights are
flashing on and off and not
always set at full brightness,
so the electricity company
is not getting rich off it."
While he has saved
on electricity costs,
the prices for the show
don't stop there. Holmes
estimated over the stretch
of his four year show, he
has spent $7,000 on the
signal controllers, $1,500
in extension cords and
thousands of dollars in
Christmas lights.
Still he said he would


never accept a donation,
even though his admirers
often ask to contribute.,
In the end, Homes
said he does it for the
satisfaction of creating
such a web of technology
and for the pleasure it gives
the people who admire it.
His light show this year
runs eah day from 5:30
p.m. to 11 p.m. until Jan.10,
and he plans on keeping the
tradition going for years to
come.
"To do it, it draws a
whole bunch of skill sets
together to pull this off,"
he said. "People constantly
come to me and tell me how
much they appreciate it."
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ontinuedfompageAl Alachua, High Springs police chiefs rode together

engines of tractors and and Recreation Director Hal Scout Pack 88 made their participated and waived to doubt heading back to Christ Central Alachua
trucks announced the arrival Brady announced parade annual appearance as well onlookers along the parade the North Pole to put the Ministry pulled in second
of colorfully .decorated entries as they passed the as Alachua's Brownie Troop route, finishing touches on this and Tacachale third. In the
floats lumbering up and reviewing stand. 1893 representing scouting But once again, Santa year's assortment of toys profit category, Sandvik
down the rising and falling On came the barrage of in Alachua. Claus was the star of the and presents. took the top spot followed
pavement of Alachua's floats and bands, twirlers Brace Borders escorted event. Waving to hundreds The top float winner in by O2BKids in second and
Main Street, and motorcycles, four riderless horses down of awe-struck spectators, the non-profit category was Alachua County Today in
A.-. b....A. hi,. ]%-j i., A ;hihli;ht- of ate Main Street in hinnor nf St Nick anneared in his the City ofAlachua.andfloat third.


Appearances y -ac uua
Mayor Bonnie Burgess,
Vice-Mayor Gib Coerper
and Commissioners Jean
Calderwood, Orien Hills
and Gary Hardacre as well
as City Manager Traci Cain
welcomed parade goers.
Lining the curbs, children
anxiously awaited the star
of the procession Santa
Claus.
Positioned. at the
blinking light, Gussie Lee


A llmgllllntl i mU
procession was Alachua's
own award winning Santa
Fe High School Raider
Regiment Marching Band,
putting on a spectacular
show. Alachua's popular
Senior Cha Cha dancers
Srode through the parade in
the, new City of Alachua
Transportation System
(CATS) bus.
Civic organizations
such as Alachua's Cub


fallen firefighters, police
officers and members of the
military.
Gainesville's Shrine
Club made an entertaining
appearance in the parade as
they zipped across the street
on miniature motorcycles.
The parade lasted just
over an hour and was
again an undeniable hit
with young and old alike.
Little ones, faces grinning
from ear-to-ear and flushed
with excitement, quickly
retrieved candy and treats
tossed into the crowd.
Alachua Police Chief
Joel DeCoursey and High
Springs Police Chief Jim
Troiano sat side by side in a
police cruiser as theyrode in
the parade. Alachua County
Sheriff Sadie Darnell
mw1h %


sleigh atop a fire truck,
wishing a merry Christmas
to everyone. In the blink
of an eye, he was off no


organizers have pledged
to use their winnings from
the contest to buy presents
for less fortunate children.


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High Springs gets $8.9 million


for next wastewater phase
Another $250k for enhancing unfinished downtown lot


BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
High Springs Mayor Bill Coughlin accepts a ceremonial check from USDA Rural
Development Acting State Director Joseph Mueller for the wastewater treatment
facility and for improvements to parking in the downtown area.


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS Officials in High
Springs gladly accepted a ceremonial check
totaling $9.1 million offered by the United
State Department of Agriculture Rural
Development last week.
The award included a $4,973,000 loan
and $3,965,200 grant to fund the fourth of
five planned phases for the High Springs
wastewater system. Infrastructure in
the overall project includes a centralized
wastewater treatment facility and collection
lines throughout much of the city.
Phase 4 funding will allow for a 5
million gallon per day (MGD) treatment
plant expansion and additional collection
lines to add some 58 new users to the system,
primarily in the historic district.
A centralized wastewater system has
been discussed among city leaders since the
1950s, said City manager Jim Drum.
"The city finally decided to move
forward with the sewer system in the late
90s," he said.
"Without the help from USDA Rural
Development and our engineers Jones
Edmunds and Associates, this project would
not be possible," Drumm added.
Before the centralized wastewater
treatment system was constructed, the
entire city relied on individual septic
.tanks or package plants for wastewater
disposal, potentially leading to groundwater
contamination.


The $8,938,200 awarded for the fourth
phase, combined with. the $14,873,500
awarded in the first three phases brings to
total Rural Development funding for the
wastewater system to $23,811,700. Of that
total, grant funding accounts for $10,250,450
and loans for the remaining $13,561,250.
Along with the wastewater funding,
Mayor Bill Coughlin and City Manager
Jim Drum were just as excited to receive
an additional $250,000 Rural Business
Enterprise grant from Rural Development
to allow for completing enhancements
downtown. The funding will be used to pave
and beautify an area along the abandoned
railroad tracks between Main Street and NW
1" St.
The project will complete beautification
to that area of downtown. .Three other
quadrants were upgraded several years ago.
The funding will allow for the paving of 31
parking spaces, more or less depending on
other features that might be included such as
a gazebo depicted in renderings of the site.
Wal-Mart also donated funding toward the
downtown project.
After signing the $9.1 million ceremonial
check, Rural Development Acting State
Director Joseph Mueller said he was looking
forward to the improvements as he visits
High Springs often.
"I love coming to this town. Every time
I come to High Springs, it reminds me of my
hometown," said Mueller.
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What costs society $44,193 a minute?
(answer)...check your speedometer as you drive home!


Exceeding the posted
speed limit and driving too
fast for conditions are two
of the most prevalent factors
contributing to traffic crashes.
Speed is a factor in nearly
one-third of all fatal crashes.
Speed-related crashes cost
society more than $23 billion'
a year.
Too few drivers view
speeding as an immediate
risk to their personal safety
or the safety of others.


However, speeding reduces a
driver's ability to steer safely
around curves or objects in
the roadway, and it extends
the distance- required to
stop a vehicle in emergency
situations.
Crash severity increases
with the speed of the vehicle
at impact. Inversely, the
effectiveness of restraint
devices like air bags and
safety belts, and vehicular
construction features such


as crumple zones and side
member beams decline as
impact speed increases.
The probability of death,
disfigurement, or debilitating
injury grows with higher
speed at impact. Such
consequences double for
every 10 mph over 50 mph
that a vehicle travels.
Many drivers don't
consider this. They slow their
speed in residential areas, or
when the weather turns bad.


To them, a few miles an hour
over the posted speed limit
is an acceptable risk. Their
excuse-other drivers do
it. They believe the worst
that can happen to them is to
receive a speeding ticket.
Drivers .like this are
wrong.. Maybe even dead -
wrong, because driving
too fast for conditions or
exceeding the posted speed
limit can kill you.


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Aaron
Judah
Esrig
White Male,
02/25/69
5'10", 160
Ibs
Red Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Poss. of Co-
caine, Poss.
Marijuana Less
than 20 grams,
and Poss. Nar-
cotic Equip-
ment
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Delilah
Lavon
Wallace
Black
Female,
5'06",
3/22/71
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine (2
Counts)




Review the


KoDert
Jacob
Wilkerson
White Male,
5'06",
7/1/74
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Hit and Run -
Leaving the
Scene of a
traffic crash
with property
damage


Robin
Ann
Crews
White
SFemale,
5'08",
12/29/73
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud


cassanara
White
Carson
White
Female,
10/30/1962
5'2", 200 Ibs
Blonde Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP Obtain-
ing a Con-
trolled Sub-
stance by
Fraud, VOP -
Insurance
Fraud

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Serrell
Kishay
Kennedy
Black Male,
5'06",
6/15/89
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Michael
Jerome
Davis
Black Male,
5/4/1987
5'11", 140
Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP Cocaine
Possession,
Operating a
Motor Vehicle
without a Valid
License


Damien
Lasi
Merchant
White Male,
5'10",
1/19/71
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
DUI


Mark
Joseph
Justice
White Male,
4/25/1988
5'7", 165 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP Posses-
sion of Con-
trolled Sub-
stance without
Prescription


mican
Nahum
Hudson
Black Male,
09/20/1982
6'1", 190 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown' Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP Cocaine
Possession


What should I do?
pictures above. If you know the location of any of the


Eanr
Baker
Black Male,,
06/30/81
5'8", 165 lbs
Brown Hair
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery, Crimi-
nal Mischief
(Felony), Bur-
glary W/ As-
sault/Battery,
Child Neglect,
Intimidate/
Threaten Vic-
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Stephen
Edward
Martonick
White Male,
12/2/1976
6'2", 200 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP Felony
Larceny, VOP
- Felony Fraud-
h


ese wanted


individuals, please contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-1818 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.
Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
DO NOT APPROACH OR ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS.
IF NECESSARY, CALL 911.


warren
Henry Smyre
Black Male,
07/19/76
6'0", 170 lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Burglary of a
Conveyance,
.Burglary of a
Dwelling, Theft
of 300 but less
than 5,000 x 2,
Burglary Tools -
Posses with In-
tent to Use, Re-
sisting With out
Violence


Maria
Andrea
Martonick
White
Female,
12/15/1981
5'8", 125 Ibs
Blonde Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP Felony
Larceny, VOP
- Felony Fraud


Wade Avery
Hall
White Male,
08/05/84
6'0", 230 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Poss. Weapon
or Ammo by
Convicted Fel-
on, Armed
Burglary of a
Structure, Fel-
ony Theft
more than
$300
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Crystal
Annette
Hobbs
White
Female,
5'00",
10/24/64
Blonde Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently *
wanted for:
Possession of a
Controlled
Substance
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With joy, joined to suffering


In Philippians 1:3, f.f.,
Saint Paul outlines very
clearly what he wants to get
across to the Philippians.
In a normal letter during
Paul's time, there is usually
an air of prayerfulness and
thankfulness to God for
the health, and especially
here, the salvation of those
he was writing to. It's in
his prayer of thankfulness
that he changes it into the
gospel and tells them: 'I
thank my God upon every
remembrance of you',
verse 4, 'making request
with joy'. That's the key to
this prayer-he's coming
to these believers with joy,
praying and thanking God
for them. He wants to get
the message of love and
devotion across to them.
But, the main theme of his
letter is, that those who
believe in the Lord Jesus
Christ should be joyful.
The divine joy that God
gives us as a gift of the
Holy Spirit isn't a result
of things happening in our
life.' It's something that's
deep-rooted in our lives;
it's deep within us when the
gospel is working, when
we see people being saved,
when we see the name of
Jesus Christ being lifted up,
no matter what we're going
through to get to that point.
The sufferings that the
apostle Paul was going
through make our sufferings
pale in comparison. He
was overjoyed that the



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Gospel of Jesus Christ
was being preached, even
if it meant suffering for
him. In chapter 2, verse
17 he says: 'Yea, and iflbe
offered upon the sacrifice
and service of your faith, I
joy, and rejoice
with you all'.
He's saying
that if he has to
die for bringing
the gospel to
the Gentiles, i
then so be it. ,
Because his joy ^'
doesn't come
in life's fleeting
moments, l
his joy is a THE VEN
deep-seated LEAS
satisfaction of All Saints
knowing that Church, G
Christ's name A paris
is preached Christian
and people are Ch
being brought
intd communion with God
through Jesus Christ.
It was about ten years
from Paul's first visit
to Philippi until he was
writing this letter and if
he was suffering when he
first met these Philippians,
he definitely had suffered
during those years. In
2nd Corinthians chapter
11, there's a list of Paul's
sufferings and there are
other,'passages that tell
the., suffering that Paul
endured. So when he says
that: 'I rejoice through my
sufferings'' that's saying
something.


What is important
to see, is that the gospel
was going forward in
Philippi with joy, joined
to suffering. We see a real
example of this in Acts 16,
when Paul has been beaten,
he's in stocks
in the prison
with Silas,
and they are
singing praises
unto God
at midnight
and what
happened?
The jailer
gets saved,
God comes
. JOHN E. miraculously,
SURE brings an
Anglican earthquake,
ainesville. they're freed,
h of the the jailer
Episcopal is "about to
irch commitsuicic~e
and Paul says:
'Do thyselfno harm!' The
jailer says: 'What must I
do to be saved?' and Paul
preaches the gospel to him.
This is also reflected in
the Apostle's prayer life. In
Philippians, verses 3 to 11,
there's a prayer reflecting
this joy and suffering.
Even when Paul was facing
death he could still say, 'I
thank my God upon every
remembrance of you' -
every time he says a prayer
to God for them. Verse 4:
'Always in every prayer
of mine for you all making
request with j9y' this was
his constant prayer! He was


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in the attitude of prayer all
the time, as we all should
be. As much as he could,
he constantly brought the
specific, individual names
of the Philippians before
God. Verse 4 says: 'for
you all'. He either had
a photographic memory,
which he probably did, or
he had a massive prayer list
- but one way or another
he brought every name of
these Philippians before
God in prayer. And more
than praying for them, he
thanked God for every one
of them.
Here, we see a
shepherd's joy in his
people: he could thank
God for every single
member in the church at
Philippi. People tell us that
personal relations are the
key to almost everything
in the world. We know
human nature; people
like to be thought of. We
like to be remembered-
to be remembered with
compliments and not
complaints, just like Paul is
doing in this epistle.
If we don't learn
anything else, there's
one thing that we must
remember and it's that
there needs to be personal
relationships in the church
of Jesus Christ. We are to


minister to one another.
And there must be personal
relationships, especially
our personal relationship


with our Savior,
Christ.


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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 am.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 6:30 p.m.
Minister DougFrazier
(386) 462-3326


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

Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 a.m.; Children's Church 6
p.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday:
YSB7pjm. Wednesday: Outreach
Fellowship Dinner 6 p.m; General Prayer
Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150thAvenue,Alachua
PastorWillieJ. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549

High Springs Seventh-day Adventists
230 NW Ist Avenue
Bible Study: Si 9Q 1" i r
Divine Worship .
Sat 1HWII3 m
Mid-Week: Tue, 7 p m
Youth: Sat. 91 am.
Wed. 5 p rr,
Pastor: Anthon C3n-t..rd
(386)44-- tr.i*


Elof Life
Ef5---|Asembly of God

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


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

HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAllAges 9:30am.
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 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18100 NW262Avenue


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


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tI'nlty(9I A 6tlt, t Ane
Elder Cynthia Taylor, Pastor
has moved to a new location
530 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL
behindd Hardees)
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m
Sunday Pastoral Teaching 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11a.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367
Cell: (386) 878-9568


Cebristian clife fellowship
Assembly of God
Contemporary WorshipMinistry -AllAges
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.miWorship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
www.clfbest.org


First Baptist Church of Alachua
IMPAC I G One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
S--..m.....E. (386) 462-1337

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

Impa Service Times
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
S, L ., CHURCH Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
jveso Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
tp o f Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson "
00d-es or." 386-454-1563
(Gb's 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 9:30 am.
Moving Worship 11 a-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 a.m. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

St. Luke A;M.E. Church
Rev. Jessie L. Steele, Pastor
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
Alachua 32616
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Email: stlukeamechurch@windstream.net
Morning Worship: II a.m.;
Church School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study: 7 pm. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
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B2020 NE 15 Street
PJit,rr Gc,,rgc nd Gainesville
Lady Michele Dix (352) 336-8686
) Sunday Services:
8 a.m. "Flying High" Morning Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
11 a.m.- Morning Glory Worship
& Children's Church
Wednesday Services:
12 noon Noon Day Prayer
7 p.m. Prayer & Bible Study
Youth Services:
7 p.m. Wednesday
7 p.m. Fourth Fridays I 2J
wwwpassageministries.org


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


First United Methodist
Church of Alachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Pastor Dr. Adam Zele
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 10:45 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
www.alachuafirstunitedmethodist.org

Miracle Word.
of Faith Min. Inc.
3809-A E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641
Pastors -Apostle Elect Dr. Donald L. Kelly
& Pastor Dr. Queen Horne-Kelly
The church where everybody is somebody.
Church order of Services Every Sunday
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Service 1 a.m.
Bible Study & New Beginners Class -
Wednesday Night 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live & Prayer Service 7 p.m.
4th Sundays 11 a.m. Youth Day Service
Outreach Ministries
Jail & Prison Ministries Evangelism Outreach
Food Outreach Clothing for the Needy
Marriage & Singles Counseling
Praise Dance Lessons (Adult/Youth)




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Worship
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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO: 09-CA-
5288-J

GREEN TREE
SERVICING, LLC,
7406 Fullerton Street,
Suite 201
Jacksonville, Florida
32256,

Plaintiff,
V.

ALBERTA WILLIAMS,
IF LIVING,,BUT.IF
DECEASED, THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
'A SS I G N E ES ,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES OF
ALBERTA WILLIAMS,
DECEASED, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS,
FLOYD H. JOHNSON,
PEARLIE M. JOHNSON,.
and
ESALIMITARI DBA SUN
CITY AUTO SALES,

Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ALBERTA
WILLIAMS, IF LIVING,
BUT IF DECEASED,
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,.
ASSIGNEES,


CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES OF
ALBERTA WILLIAMS,
DECEASED, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS,
FLOYD H. JOHNSON,
and PEARLIE M.
JOHNSON:

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
a civil action has been
filed against you in the
Circuit Court, County of
Alachua, State of Florida,
to foreclose certain real
property described as
follows:

LOT 2, CENTURY
OAKS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT.THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK U, PAGE 59, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OFALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN
2001,60 x 28 PALM
HARBOR MOBILE
HOME, SERIAL NUMBER
PH0913132ABFL.

You are required to file a
written response with the
Court and serve a copy
of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Timothy
D. Padgett, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address
is 2878 Remington Green
Circle, Tallahassee,
Florida 32308, at least
thirty (30) days from the
date of first publication;,
and file the original with
the clerk of this court
either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
complaint.


Dated this 3rd day of'
December, 2009.

/s/J.K. Irby
CLERK OF COURT

By: /s/ Erika Powell
Deputy Clerk

Attorney for Plaintiff:
Timothy D. Padgett, Esq.
Timothy D. Padgett, P.A.
2878 Remington Green
Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 422-2520 (phone)/
(850) 422-2567 (fax)

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDERTO PARTICIPATE
IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PERSONS WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEED
ANY ACCOMMODATION
IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE SHOULD
CALL JAN PHILLIPS,
ADA COORDINATOR,
ALACHUA COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 201
E. UNIVERSITY AVE.,
GAINESVILLE, FL
32601 AT (352) 337-
6237 WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE; IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL (800) 955-8771;
IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED, CALL (800)
955-8770.

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people reading. Alachua County Today will publish
an 8-chapter serialized short story, "Beautiful Music"
as part of our Newspapers in Education program. The
newspapers will be sent home with the students after
the project for the week is completed so that parents can
-"share the stories with their children.


Living on her family's farm in 1814 Vermont, the
war seems far away to young Violet Howard. As the war
draws nearer so does a song that.would later be of great
importance, penned first as a poem during a nearby naval
battle in Baltimore, Maryland.
As Violet learns the words of this patriotic song, she
doesn't know that those words will one day become her
country's national anthem.
"Beautiful Music" tells the story of how a little tune,
written in the midst of battle, became the greatest song
in America.


Chapter Four f by Russ and Kay Hively


Mr. Howard told the family they were all
going into Bellows Falls tomorrow. Violet
almost fell off her stool when she heard
him say that She instantly got excited
and asked her father why? He said they
needed to get some supplies before the
weather got bad. Violet could tell that her
father had something besides supplies on
his mind, but she knew her parents would
tell her when it was time for her to know.
Going into town was a big event for the
Howard family. They only went to town
a few times a year, and since the war with
England started, the family tended to stay
home even more often. Mr Howard did
not like leaving the farm and livestock
unprotected. He was afraid troops passing
by the farm would take the livestock,
bur down the buildings or both.


Just like they had been doing when her
father had come in the house tonight.
The war had begun about two years ago.
Since then, Violet had heard about battles
on the Great Lakes, in the Northwest and
farther north in Canada. She hadn't heard
about any in Vrmont, but everyone
was nervous.
After supper and the evening chores
were done, the family sat down in the
front room and worked on house chores
as they talked about the new sheep and
the trip to get them. As they talked,
Violet spun wool into thread using her
drop spindle, her brother spun on the
great wheel and her mother sat at the
loom weaving.


S Violet's father worked on a piece of tack
Violet's parents never talked about such for the horse. Violet only half-heartedly
things in front of her, but she knew tlHey listened to what everyone was saying.
talked to each other about it. She had seen She had too much on her mind. She
them whispering to each other with was always excited about a trip into
worried looks on their faces. town, and tliss was :i: xc :epllon.










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However, this time It seemed different,
and everyone in the family knew it.
There was something going on, and
Violet was nervous.
The next morning was beautiful, clear
and crisp, and the family was up early.
Everyone hurried to get their chores done
so they could be on their way. Along with
his regular chores, Thomas got the wagon
ready. Mr. Howard loaded some things on
the wagon that the family would use for
trading in town, and Mrs. Howard packed
lunch for the family to have during the day.
Finally, everyone climbed into the wagon
and started toward town. As they pulled
away, Violet looked back at the farm. She
waved goodbye to Molly and turned
around to face the front of the wagon.
Violet wondered what her father had
heard on the trip, and what the Howard
family would find in Bellows Falls.
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Learn More


A. The United States of America was at war
with England In 1814. Whatis thatwar
called today? How many U.S. States were
there in 1814?
B. Molly is a collie. Draw a picture of a collie
dog. Find out why this breed of dog was
used for handling sheep.
C. Can you imagine goingto the store only
a few times a year? Prepare a grocery list
of what you think you would buy. Look
through the newspaper for Ideas and
advertisements for those things.
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Providing care for the whole family
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Dress up
(Family Features)
Nothing says "It's the
holidays" more than a
decorative evergreen
wreath and bow.
Now it's possible to
bring this same look
to a holiday brunch
or buffet table with
this sliced turkey and
cucumber wreath.
Whether entertaining
for six or 60, the
Sliced Turkey Wreath
provides a festive feel
and is. easy to make.
Using a large boule or
any other round bread,
halve and cut out
the center. Arrange
slices of Boar's Head
Ovengold Roast
Breast of Turkey and
cucumber ribbons as
shown. Garnish with


your holiday buffet with a sliced turkey wreath


sprigs of rosemary,
skewers of fresh
cranberries and
sprinkle with diced
roasted red peppers.
Each
wreath makes about
six to eight servings.

Holiday Turkey
Wreath
Servings: 6 to 8
servings

1 large cucumber,
ends cut off
1 large round loaf
crusty bread
1 medium log Boar's
Head Goat Cheese
(Chevre)
1/2 pound Boar's
,Head Ovengold
Roast Breast of
Turkey, sliced, thin


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2 roasted peppers,
cut into a small
dice
2 to 3 small sprigs
rosemary

Make the cucumber
ribbons. Cut thin
strips of cucumber
lengthwise with a
vegetable peeler,
making sure there is
a line of green peel
on both sides. Cut
until you reach the
seeds and then turn,
repeating the cutting.
Set aside.

Cut the bread by
placing it on its side
and pointing the knife
at about an inch off
the bottom. (Use the
top' of the bread for
another recipe.) Use a
sharp knife to cut out
a hole in the center
of the bread (like a
big doughnut) and
discard. Spread the
goat cheese around
the loaf. At the bottom,
of the wreath, place
two cucumber ribbons
in an upside down
V and make a V-slit


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in the bottom of the
cucumber as pictured.

Twist and curl each
slice of turkey and
place around the
wreath. Place a few
cucumber ribbons
around the wreath as
seen in the picture
and gather cucumber
ribbons at the top
center, placing over
the turkey. Stick
fresh cranberries
onto toothpicks and
insert at the top of
the wreath. Add fresh
sprigs of rosemary.


Photo Courtesy of Boar's Head
Sprinkle overall with recipes and ideas visit
the roasted peppers. www.boarshead.com.
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