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Community

organizations

come together

for Hope for

Hawthorne
Event will be
Saturday noon -
3 p.m.
By MISHRI BHATIA
Today Reporter
HAWTHORNE
In an, effort to increase
communication' between
community organizations
and groups, residents of',
Hawthorne will be attending
the Hope for Hawthorne
Project on Saturday, Feb.
26, from noon to 3 p.m. at
Chester Shell Elementary
School.
Organizations such as
the sheriff's office, the K-9
unit and the SWAT team,
workforce, division of
forestry, various local sports
clubs and teams as well as
HAWTHORNE:
Continued on page A4


Election


qualifying


ends today
STAFF REPORT
Alachua County Today
SALACHUA- Qualifying
for the City of Alachua
election' closes Thursday in
the, City of Alachua. The
election is slated for April.
12. Commission Seat
3, currently held by Ben
Boukari, Jr., is the only seat
up, duringthe 2011 election
cycle. Boukari has already
announced his intentions to
seek re-election.
Anyone wishing to run
must be a qualified elector
in the City of Alachua
and submit the necessary
paperwork and fees to City
Hall by noon.


Former City Manager



'Charlie' Morris dies


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Chailes "Charlie"
Morris, the man that helped lead the
City of Alachua into some of its most
prosperous years died Friday. He was
77 years old.
Morris was first hired by the city in
1989 and was selected as City Manager
in October 1992. He retired from the
city in September 2000. It was during
Morris' later years as city manager that
economic development in Alachua


began to skyrocket,
most, notably with
the building of a
massive Dollar A^
General distribution
center.
The more than
one-million square-
foot warehouse
and distribution Morris
facility would
become Morris' and other city leaders'
legacy. It also paved the way for other
MORRIS:
Continued on page A6


By PATRICIA HOYOS
Today Reporter
ALACHUA COUNTY Alachua
County Commissioner Susan Baird says
it all comes down to philosophy.
"I think I'm right, they think they're
right," she said. "We can both justify our
positions."
Elected to the commission last
November, Baird is not only the


most recent addition to the county
commission, but she is the first
Republican candidate to be elected in
about 20 years. The Tea Party favorite
won the election with 54 percent of the
vote, defeating the incumbent candidate.
Cynthia Chestnut.
Being the underdog during the
BAIRD:
Continued on page A4


Battle continues



in Alachua public



records case


By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
GAINESVILLE A
public records lawsuit
against the City of Alachua
first filed in 2006 still
lingers on as the two sides
argue as to how much, and
if, attorney's fees and costs
should be awarded.
Representing Charles
Grapski and Michael
Canney, in a hearing
Tuesday, University of
Florida professor and
attorney Joseph Little
presented his case as to why
his clients were entitled to
fees and costs amounting to
$198,683.07.


Attorney Rod Smith,
on behalf of the City of
Alachua, argued that Little
and his clients were entitled,
at most, to a fraction of that
requested by the plaintiffs.
Grapski, Canney and
several other plaintiffs
claimed some 109 public
record and 39 'public
meeting violations by the
City of Alachua. But of the
148 counts alleged against
the City, Florida's First
District Court of Appeal
(DCA) ruled that Grapski
and Canney were correct on
just two.
RECORDS:
Continued on page A6


Newberry sports


complex goes solar


By RACHEL RAKOCZY'
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY The
Easton Newberry Sports
Complex, will have solar
panels installed as a result
of an Energy Efficiency
Conservation Block
Grant (EECBG) from. the
Department of Energy.
The 10 kilowatt system
of solar panels, part of
the "Sqlar Photovoltaic
Demonstration Project,"
will be installed to
supplement the power
requirements for the
complex. The project will
also include installation of
a real-time monitor in the
lobby that will display data
from the system's energy
savings and historical
information.
"We chose this building
due to the large number of
people going in and out


of the building," Utility
director Blaine Suggs
said. "We want a good
educational component for
people to see so the monitor
will do that."
The installation of
solar panels is just one
of four components of
the grant. The grant also
calls for energy efficiency
evaluations and an overall
study to determine the city's
carbon footprint, according
to information provided Py
Wendy Kinser, planner and
grants coordinator.
Also, within the next
60 to 90 days, the LED
streetlight retrofit program
will begin. The streetlights
will be placed on NW 5t
Avenue, NW 8h Avenue and/
HW 27/41. The lights will
be replaced with energy
SOLAR:
Continued on page A2


Birds, fish, landscapes at Newberry art show





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Special to Alachua County Today
L-R: Artist Kim Rucker sold her first painting at the Firehouse Art Gallery in
Newberry to Joann Humburg and fiance Reuben Hamlin.
By RACHEL RAKOCZY Street Organization, which received 30
Ibday Reporter percent of the artwork sales.
NEWBERRY Birds, fish and "I'm really happy with the turnout,"
Florida landscapes covered the walls at said Barbara Hendrix, Main Street
the Firehouse Art Gallery Friday night. executive director. "I'm actually
The event raised $90 for the Main ART SHOW:
Continued on page AS


Waldo and Archer teachers of the year

Linda Zidonik and Laurie Tornese recognized


By MISHRI BHATIA
Today Reporter
ALACHUA COUNTY With their
dedication to teaching, Linda Zidonik and
Laurie Tomese were named the teachers of
the year for Waldo Community School and
Archer Elementary School, respectively.

Waldo Community School: Linda Zidonik
., ., Mt ..i,..is .g,_:!.B.si L i n d a
.. '.. -- Zidonik always
had a knack for
teaching.
As the
art teacher
at Waldo
tit R Community
SS c h o o l ,
Zidonik strives
to enrich the
Zidonik creativity in
every student.


"I can't .
dream of
anything I
would rather :
be doing,"
she said. "It is
satisfying to
see children
succeeding
and finding
confidence
through their Tornese
creative
imaginations
and artistic skills."
Zidonik received her Bachelor of Arts
degree from Franconia College and took
recertification classes at the University of
Florida. She has been National Board Certified
for the last 10 years.
TEACHERS:
Continued on page A6


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BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Alachua County Commissioner Susan Baird is the first republican elected
to the Board of County Commissioners in some 20 years. In the interest of
saving county resources, Baird said she hopes to refocus the county's efforts
into what she views as necessary services.


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Jesse says,
"One way to get
an education in a
hurry is to drive
a school bus."


Information appearing
in this listing comes
from the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office daily jail
log as provided to Alachua
County Today.
All individuals are
presumed innocent until
proven guilty. Individuals
listed on this page may be
cited and released or placed
under custodial arrest.
Information provided
is believed to be accurate,
however not guaranteed.
Most abbreviations have
been left' as provided to
maintain the accuracy of
the log.
Booking: February 20,
2011
Bowman, Exley Jacob,
12/3/1990, DUI, GPD
Carlos, Robert,


2/13/1955, Open container,
GPD
Cox, Phillip, 1/6/1963,
DWLSR, poss marijuana <
20g, ASO
Haskins, Eric, 11/6/1978,
DWLSR, HSPD
Hill, Patricia, 11/17/1975,
Battery, ASO
Hill, Phillip W, 6/13/1991,
DUI, alcohol under 21,
WPD
Hodges, John L.,
1/23/1974, Agg assle,
battery, RWOV, ASO
Holmes, Trevor L.,
3/13/1991, Concealed
weapon, < 20g cannabis,
GPD
Ivon, James, 7/2/1971,
DWLSR, neglect child,


poss cocaine, poss <20g
marijuana, ASO
James, Lee, 12/28/1979,
DWLSR habitual, false ID
to LEO, GPD
Mayes, Marion,
1/20/1981, Hit and run,
DWLSR, reckless driving,
FHP
Morgan, Frank, 4/2/1974,
Agg assault, DUI, GPD
Myers, Rodney,
10/28/1980, Petit theft,
GPD
Perry, Charon, 2/18/1990,
Concealed weapon, grand
theft, poss weapon by FL
felon, ASO
Phillips, Tiffany,
12/17/1984, Simple battery,
GPD


PDI BARS
kimg log


Reynolds, Lamore,
4/7/1981, Flee/attempt to
elude LEO, GPD
Riggine, Melvin,
1/2/1954, Sex asslt, obstruct
justice, ASO
Scott, Stacey R.,
9/12/1974, Shooting/
throwing deadly missile,
battery, criminal mischief,
GPD
Shears, Mathew G.,
5/16/1982, Grand theft auto,
DUI, damage to prop, leave
scene of accident, DWLSR,
GPD
Sims, Henry, 2/17/1986,
DUI, carry concealed
weapon, ASO
Smith, Quavon, 5/8/1993,
Burglary of dwelling, ASO


Wallen, Eric, 5/15/1987,
Larc $300-5k, burglary,
ASO
Weber, Kyle H.,
12/22/1988, Lewd and
lascivious, harmful to
minors, GPD
Williams, David,
9/19/1953, DUI, RWOV,
poss controlled substance,
traffic controlled substance,
ASO
Williams, Jermaine,
7/2/1982, Simple battery
domestic, GPD
Young, Shawn,
5/30/1979, DUI, GPD

For additional jail
booking logs, see
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We are interested in forming a new Luthern
parish in the Qainesville area under the North
American Luthern Church,

Come Join us on March 12 at 11 a.m,
or 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on
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Obituary


Charles McFarlin
Morris
Charles McFarlin
Morris, 77, ofAlachua, Fla.
passed away at E.T. York
Hospice Care Center in
Gainesville, Fla. on Friday,
February 18, 2011.
Mr. Morris graduated
from Gainesville High
School, and the University
of Florida, where he was
a member of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon fraternity. He also
served in the United States
Air Force. He was an active
member of the Alachua
Lions' Cluab, Eastside
Garden Club, Flying Gator
R/C Club, and Gator Hunt
Club. He served as City


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1989 until 2000. He was
a realtor with Alachua
Properties.
Survivors include his
wife, Jane Morris: children.
Pat Fearing (Mitch), Mary
Newsome (Harvey), Glenn'
Rowell (Elicia), and Bob
Hawkins (Janette); and 12
grandchildren.


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be held Saturday, February
26, 2011 at 11 a.m. at
Evergreen Cemetery,
Gainesville, Fla.
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memorial should be made
to E.T. York Hospice Care
Center, 4200 NW 90t
Blvd., Gainesville, FL
32606.
Arrangements under
the care of Milam Funeral
and Cremation Services,
Gainesville, Florida.

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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 2nd and 4th Monday of
each month at 6:30 p.m. at
.City Hall.
*Alachua County Meets
the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month at 9 a.m. at
the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street,
Room 209, Gainesville.
Citizen comments are taken
at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the
1st and 3rd Thursday of
each month at 1 p.m. at City
Commission Chamber, 200
East University Avenue.
O'Leno State Park 5K
Race the Tortoise will be
held March 5 at 8 a.m. at
O'Leno State Park. The
event is hosted by Friends
of O'Leno, Inc. The event
is a kid and family-friendly
running and walking event
promoting a healthy lifestyle
and the beauty .of O'Leno
State Park. All levels of
ability are welcome. The
course is on paved roadway.
Some participants will be
racing for prize money and
awards, racing for a personal
best or to complete their first
running event. Whether you
run fast, slow or walk, come
out and challenge yourself
to Race the Tortoise. Race
information and registration
forms are available at www.
floridastateparks.org/oleno/
events.cfm or you can call
386-454-0723.
The Hawthorne
Historical Museum and
Cultural Center is open
every Saturday from 1-4
p.m. The Hawthorne Area
Historical Society also meets
'.. every 'second Thutrsday at
5:30 p.m. in the museum.
The museum is located in
Hawthorne at 7225 SE 221
Street. For more information
contact Bonita Dewiliby at
352-318-1265.
Main Street High
Springs is having an Open
House on Friday, Feb.
25 from 5:30 p.m. at the


*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.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
tMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
*Newberry Meets the 2nd
and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at City Hall
*Waldo Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at Yerkes Center.

Woman's Club. Come and
join the fun. Refreshment
will be provided. Visit www.
highspringsmainstreet.com
for more information
* Localpainters celebrate
the Florida landscape Fire
House Art Gallery and
SStudio grand opening on
Friday, Feb. 28 from 6 8
p.m. at 25370 W. Newberry
Road, Newberry. An
evening of wild life and art
is just steps down the street
from the Backyard BBQ and
across the street from City
Hall. The evening will host
an array of local artists
depicting the natural beauty
of Florida. All works of art
are for sale. Proceeds benefit
artists and studio. Come and
support both the professional
and the budding artists
in the community. Light
refreshments will be served.
* The High Springs
Lions Club is having a
Prom/Wedding Expo
on Saturday, March 5
from 2 to 6 p.m. at 26900
Highway 27 North, High
Springs. The expo will
feature local shops with a
diverse showcase of flowers,
tuxedo rentals, hair demos,
catering, photographers,
wedding cakes, limos,
carriage, jewelry and
accessories. Vendor spaces
are: tables, 3x3 $25; 5ft
round $40; 8ft $60. Contact-
Kelly at allcreationssalon@


PUBLIC MEETINGS


yahoo.com. There will
also be a 'selection of
gently used dresses from
local consignment shops.
Donations of formal wear
can be dropped off at All
Creations Salon 240 NE 1st
Avenue, High Springs 386-
454-4550.
* Heaven Bound
Outreach Ministries,
Rev. Marcia J. Mobley,
Pastor State Road 121
North & NW 234th Avenue
Lacrosse, Fla., extend an
invitation to come enjoy
Jesus with the Ministries
Thursday Sunday, Feb.
24 27 for the Kingdom
Builders Conference.
This year's theme is "A
Kingdom Minded Church,"
Phil. 2:5. Feb. 24 services
begin at 7:30 p.m. with
Rev. Courtney E. D. Bryan,
Assistant pastor and Minister
of Music at the Dayspring
MB Church, Rev. Dr. Marie
Herring, Pastor, Gainesville,
Fla. Feb. 25 services begin
at 7:30 p.m. with Elder
David E. Richardson, II,
Pastor Tabernacle of Praise
Restoration Outreach Center
(TOPROC) Church Of God
In Christ Gainesville. Feb.
26 services begin at 6 p.m.
with Rekindling the Passion,
an evening of praise, worship
and songs. Come be blessed
through the moving of the
Holy Spirit with Anointed
singing and praise dances
from local and out of town
choirs, groups and solos.
Services on Sunday begin at
3:30.p.m. with Rashawnda
Young-Washington,
Fountain of Restoration
International Ministries, Inc.,
Apostle Carolyn J. Little,
Pastor Gainesville. For
information or directions,
call Vincent Washington
at 352-281-2577 or Pastor
Mobley at 386-462-1602.
* Alachua's Theater at
the Old Library, located at
15100 Main Street (next to
Skinner Park across from
CVS), celebrates Women's
History Month with two
plays, Having Our Say and
My Sister's Keeper.
Having Our Say, starring
Madelyn Vallery and a
special guest artist, opens
with 103-year-old Sadie
and 101-year-old Bessie in
their Mount Vernon, New
York home. Audience


p.m. For ticket information
or reservations call 352-672-
2122
* Yulee Railroad Days
is accepting parade,
entertainment and vendor
applications. The event
will be held on Saturday,
June 4 in downtown
Archer. The Archer
Historical Society sponsors
this event to celebrate the
history of Florida's east
coast to west coast railroad
developed by David Levy
Yulee. Participants for the
parade, entertainment and
vendors are being solicited
at this time. Vendors may
be educational, historical or
service related. Only hand-
made items are acceptable.
Events planned are a civil
war camp, Indian village,
entertainment from Depot
Porch, gospel sing and a
flag retirement ceremony.


Additional information
is available at www.
yuleerailroaddays.org.
* Vendor All Call for the
9th Annual Alachua Spring
Festival which will occur on
April 10 from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Downtown Historic
Main Street Alachua. This
annual festival promotes
local businesses in Alachua
and offers fun for the entire
family along Main Street
which is lined with Victorian
homes and businesses,
lantern-lighted streets,
towering trees, music,
friendly shopkeepers and
vendors. Contact 386-
462-9552, rmorse47@
yahoo.com, or www.
alachuabusiness.com/
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father's birthday. As they
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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY VOICE OF THE HEARTLANDS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011


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Sending them

I should have known better. Of course, I "If I pack underwear, I won't have
should have. I don't know what I was thinking, for my telescope and my metal detector.
I asked my kids to pack one bag for "We're not setting up a science
themselves with the things they'd need for our Hawaii! Besides, if you don't wear unde
trip to Hawaii. they'll make you dance at the luau!"
Yes, I was starting the process way before He looked sufficiently horrified.
I had to, but I've never been a last-minute sort would be underwear in his bag.
of person. I needed to know where My daughter was
the gaps in our preparedness were prepared clothes-wise.
going to be before it was too late "tend to think aheac
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suit that fit? I needed to know c r~ fact. She found it nec
that now. Though, I'm not sure to pack a bag of Ch
where I'd buy a swimming suit I some Lifesaver candied
in February... but I'll cross that Bandaids. Apparently
bridge when I come to it. don't have these third
I learned very quickly that Hawaii. Better safe
there is a huge difference between .,4. sorry. She also wan
what I think is necessary for a trip bring a huge fly swatt
to Hawaii and what my kids think use on all those tarantu
is necessary. Laura Snyder "You've been talk
I told them how long we were your brother about tarai
likely to be there and what the temperatures haven't you?"
were likely to be. Was I wrong to think that "Yes, and did you know they can
if they packed their own bag, there would be a missiles out their rear ends if you make
few less tasks that I had to do? mad?"
The answer is yes, I was wrong. With a sigh, I told her that the bes
My fourteen-year old intended to travel to handle a rogue tarantula was with Ch
light where clothes are concerned. He was One bite and they'd keel over like a
bringing two pairs of swimsuits and three who ate those vile bits of cheesy-flavorn
t-shirts. I asked him if he intended to change balls should.
his underwear between showers. Feeling fully prepared for any
"We get to take showers?" he asked, including a tarantula invasion, my' da
That wasn't the point I was trying to make, zipped up her bag.
but can I help if he piles on the points before I My youngest child did not think cl
get a chance to address them? was an important component of a packe
''Of course, there will be showers. Now, In fact, when I checked on him to see h
back to the underwear." was doing, I found everything except c
"What about them?" iri his bag.
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packing
room Game Boy complete with games, one orange
crayon (in case he wanted to color.). He did
lab in not pack anything to color on so... not sure
rwear, what his plan was. I took the crayon out. If
there is no paper, kids can get annoyingly
There creative with crayons and I didn't want any
"creativity" happening at 30,000 feet in the air.
well- He packed a plastic shovel for the beach,
Girls which was logical, and a blanket, in case our
I that lodgings did not have any (not logical). He
been brought a Ziploc baggie full of Legos because
ne, in no one knows what might happen if there are
essary no Legos with which he may play. This same
leetos, baggie contained the uneaten half of a Little
es and Debbie's Zebra Cake that he decided he might
', they need in Hawaii. He apparently couldn't get'
igs in it all the way to the bag without taking a bite
than first.
ted to He brought his Cub Scout compass in case
:er "to the plane got lost and a two-liter bottle for
las." messages in case we were stranded. It was an
ing to island, after all. Again, nothing on which to
ntulas, write a message.


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Most importantly, he told me, he was
bringing a jar of water. I thought he might
think that Hawaii didn't have any drinking
water. But no, he said he was bringing the
water to put out the fire if a volcano should
erupt while we're there.
Where to start explaining?
Never mind. I put the jar of water back in
his bag.
He was prepared for almost every
circumstance except the one where he might
need to get dressed in Hawaii... but what are
the chances of that happening?
Laura Snyder is a nationally syndicated
columnist, author and speaker You can reach
Laura at lsnyder@lauraonlife.com or visit
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HAWTHORNE:
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Cornelius Ingram will host community

bowling at Alley Katz Corner Bowling Center


the seniors in Hawthorne will
be handing out information
and informing residents of
things that are happening in the
community.
S"Basically, it's an event that
,we put together so that people
"an learn about other groups in
.the community so we can have
more diversity and interaction
among the residents," Vice
Mayor Matthew Surrency said.
Surrency and three of his
classmates Greg Bouie, Al
Brown and Raymond Cue,
came up with the idea in
* order to bring people together.
"There's a huge disconnect in
the community and we want
to bridge that gap," he said.
Teaming up with the City of
Hawthorne, the Communication
Integration (C.I.) Foundation
and the Hawthorne Area
Community Foundation, they
were able to make it happen.
The event will feature free
food and drinks, as well as
several activities for children
including face painting and


games free of charge. "It's a
family event," Surrency said.
"We just want to get people
together and talk to each other."
To finish off the evening,
Hawthorne's own Philadelphia
Eagles tight end Cornelius
Ingram will be hosting the Hope
for Hawthorne Community
Bowl at Alley Katz Corner
Bowling Center, 3705 S.W.
42nd Avenue, in Gainesville
from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. following
the event at Shell Elementary.
For $10 residents can bowl for
two hours.
This event is hopefully the
first in a series of events that
will be organized as part of the
Hope for Hawthorne Project,
Surrency said.
For more information,
visit the Hope for Hawthorne
Facebook page or send an email
to hopeforhawthome@gmail.
corn.
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BAIRD opposes county support of nonessential services
Continuedfrom page ABaird opposes county support of non-essential services


election, Baird is still surprised
she won. "I was surprised when.
someone called me commissioner
today," she said. "I looked around
and said, 'Oh yeah, that's me.'
"My big concern was being the
lone, dissenting vote," she said.
Looking back on her short time
on the commission, Baird believes
she has accomplished some of her
goals despite having a different
political philosophy from her
fellow commissioners.
Baird thinks political
philosophy is what's stopping
the county from managing its
budget effectively. "My belief is
that the role of the government
is to provide core services which
are public safety, fire and police,
infrastructure, roads, water," she
said. She added that the county
spreads itself too thin and focuses
on issues that shouldn't be
priorities.
"The philosophy that has
dominated the county for the past
couple of years has not taken us to
a good place," she said. "Things
changed in the country, and people
in Alachua County are also ready
to make that change."
SOver the past 10 years Baird
says the county hasn't been
spending money wisely. She points
out the gas tax that has been used
mostly for RTS should have been


spent on repairing roads. Now the
county is at a point where the road
problem can no longer be ignored,
and is considering a pavement
program that would require a sales
surtax the Penny for Pavement
proposal. While Baird supports the
plan, she thinks the county needs
to win the trust of residents before
it can expect them to support the
program.
Baird says the county 'should
demonstrate fiscal responsibility
and stop enhancing the budget
with what she calls nonessential
services such as CHOICES. She
takes issue with plans to build a
new fairground as too costly.
Her foremost concern is making
the county business friendly,
saying if the county worked on
reducing business regulation and
high costs associated with starting
a new business, it would result
in jobs, increase the tax base and
reduce the pressure of government
to provide community services.
"It's a very difficult process to
start a business here in Alachua
County," she said. "Our tax rate is
so high that it doesn't encourage
businesses to choose Alachua
County as a location."
Baird, who's been in real
estate for about 10 years, has seen
firsthand the impact of local tax
rates. "In the last five years I've


seen a lot of people not move to
Alachua County or move out of the
county because of high taxes and
few job opportunities," she said.
Baird first came on the political
scene last year when she began
attending charter review board
meetings. "I saw how entrenched
politicians could be in Gainesville,"
she said. Regardless, she thinks
that prosperity is possible. She
points to the City of Alachua as an
example of how leaders can make
a community flourish.
The single mother wants to
see Alachua County become a
"thriving, healthy community with
a symbiotic relationship with UF
and Shands." While her ideas about
how to reach that goal often clash
with those of her colleagues on the
commission, she says civility on
the board is strong.
Originally from Michigan,
Baird moved to Gainesville after
living in New York for several
years, saying she is not a "big city
kind of girl."
Baird's term as county
commissioner ends November
2014. Her hope is that by then the
county will be financially stable in
terms of core services and residents
can enjoy a lower tax rate
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 A5


Faces of Newberry

Parrish coaches girls basketball to Sweet 16


Photo special to Alachua County Today
The Newberry High School Lady Panthers basketball team won the District
championship and advanced to regional playoffs, the team's best showing in over
17 years.


By RACHEL RAKOCZY
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY Three
years ago, the Newberry
High School girls basketball
team would come off the
court smiling after a loss,
because that was what they
were used to.
Under Coach Ray
Parrish, 39, the girls found
a different reason to smile.
"I taught them to be
competitive and want to
win each game," Parrish
said. "I wanted them to be a
little upset when they lose."
That mindset led the
Lady Panthers to the state's
sweet 16 this year in the 3-A
class, though with about
575 students it should be a
2-B school.
Parrish has a painting
business called G.P.
Painting, but he said
his passion is coaching.
In addition to coaching
varsity girls basketball at
Newberry high school, he
was an assistant coach for
basketball and football for
five years.
"Every day is an
obstacle with these girls
to get them to see the big
picture," Parrish said. "But
I wouldn't trade anything in
the world for these girls."
Michael Beard, assistant
coach for the Newberry
girls and boys basketball
teams, said the girls'
attitudes are much different
than the boys'.
"Dealing with girls is a


lot different than with guys
because girls are real-life
thinkers and the guys are
pure athletes," he said.
The Lady Panthers were
an underdog team this year,
coming from a smaller
school in a competitive
district. But that didn't stop
them from winning the
district and reaching the
top 16 teams before losing
to South Sumter 46-60 on
Feb. 15.
Parrish is happy the
girls made it so far into
the playoffs, a feat last
accomplished in Newberry
over 17 years ago. But he
already looks to next year.
"My plan for this year
was to make it to state
playoffs and win districts,"
he said. "Next year we're
going to reach farther and
try to make it to the final
four."
He said his hands-on
coaching style is defense-
oriented and he coaches
"from the tipoff to the final
whistle."
"Sometimes they have
me where I can't even speak
at the end of the game," he
joked.
Beard said he really
enjoyed coaching the girls.
with Parrish.
"What's good about him
is that he tries to make the
game they have stronger
instead of trying to fit them
into a shell," Beard said. "It
was great; we all bonded
and the girls are all super


motivated."
With only two
graduating players, Parrish
expects to accomplish his
lofty goals of final four.
"Next year will be my
fourth year here, so all the
girls will have had me as
a coach their entire high
school career," he said.
"I'm really excited."
Parrish stressed that
reaching the top 16 in state
competition this year was
a team effort. And he even
mentioned being grateful
to local companies, RPM
Automotive, Norfleet
Construction and Davis
Construction for their
efforts in the girl's success.
"Without their
sponsoring us, we couldn't
have gotten to the camps
and I don't think we'd be
where we are today," he
said.
Parrish attributes
the players learning that
competitive spirit not only
from his coaching but from
the summer camps the team
attended.
He said he truly enjoyed
coaching this year's team.
"After me coaching
these girls three years I hope
they'll take a lot home with
them," he said. "Some of
them might end up coaches
themselves someday."
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Santa Fe's C.J. Wakeley,




one of the best


Wakeley nominated to McDonald's All-American

Boys Basketball Team


By THOMAS MORRELL
Today Sports Reporter
ALACHUA Santa Fe
High School's C.J. Wakeley
III, was nominated as one
of the nation's best high
school basketball players.
The 5'11" senior point
guard, who averages
28 points per game,
was nominated to the
McDonald's All-American
Boys Basketball Team.
Although ultimately
Wakeley was not
selected to the team, his
accomplishments, what he
has been able to do for his
team and the improvement
of his skills on the court are
points of pride.
Elliot Harris, head
coach of the boy's
basketball team at Santa
Fe, said the nomination, in
itself, is a pretty big thing.
"There hasn't been an
All-American nomination
since 2001 when James
Schuler received the
nomination. It's pretty
special because those
kinds of players only come
around every so often,"
Harris said.
Harris has nothing but
good things to say about
Wakeley and what he has
been able to do.
"He's a 'competitor.
You put him [Wakeley] on
the floor with any of those
guys and he's going to be
successful," Harris said.
C.J. Wakeley was
one of only 67 players in
Florida to be nominated.
Assistant Coach Ben
Boukari said, "It was a
well deserved nomination,
and it showed publicly
what we've been saying all
along. C.J. Wakeley is the
best point guard in the state
of Florida."
"He makes us go. He
makes us click," Boukari
said.


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ELLEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe High School senior point guard C.J. Wakeley
was nominated to the McDonald's All-American Boys
Basketball Team. An offensive threat on the court,
Wakely scored 773 points this season, and well over
1,700 points in his athletic career at SFHS.
C.J. Wakeley said he that having the. chance to
was extremely privileged play for the Florida Elite,
to have been considered for a nationally recognized
the team. traveling team, helped to
"I was pretty excited hone his skills.
about getting nominated," "The Florida Elite
Wakeley said. really helped me a lot," C.J.
His father, Charles Wakeley said. "I made sure
Wakeley II, was extremely I stayed in the gym and just
proud of what his son has worked at becoming better
been able to do and how he as part of a team as well as
has been able to represent individually."
Santa Fe High School. Despite not being
"To be affiliated with invited to the All-American
McDonald's All American, Team, it's obvious that C.J.
winning or not, just the Wakeley has a bright future
nomination is a great ahead of him.
thing," Wakeley II said. "There's probably
After his junior year 10,000 or more basketball
there was some speculation players in the state of
that he might get the Florida, and if you're one
nomination, of the top, that's saying
"There was a little bit a whole lot," Charles
if speculation that he might Wakeley said.
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focused and played hard,"
Charles Wakeley said.
C.J. Wakeley said


Santa Fe defeats Trinity Catholic 65-58 in quarterfinal


Falls to Williston 52-44 in semifinal


By THOMAS MORRELL
Today Sports Reporter
BRONSON After winning in
Class 3A Regional Quarterfinals
against Trinity Catholic, 65-
58, last Thursday, the Santa Fe
Raiders had a chance to redeem
themselves against the Williston
Red Devils, but were unable to
pull out a victory in the Regional
Semifinals on Tuesday.
In a game where the biggest
controversy involved the
gymnasium location, both teams
seemed to leave everything out on
the court. In another hard-fought
game between these two teams,
the Red Devils beat the Raiders
52-44.
Santa Fe Head Coach Elliot
Harris said he was happy with the
performance of his players.
"Our guys did a good job of
executing the game plan. It just
came down to the couple of plays
at the end," Harris said.
Santa Fe and Williston first
faced off this season on Jan. 7,
with Santa Fe taking the win, 53-
51. The second meeting of the
season saw Williston come out
on top, 82-63, and on Feb. 12,
Williston defeated Santa Fe 59-
43 in the Class 3A Tournament
Championship.


Both teams were ready for the
rematch Tuesday.
The Semifinals in Bronson
was the fourth meeting for these
two teams this season, and with
a chance to tie the series up 2-2,
Santa Fe battled hard but was
unable to grab a win.
Williston, who was slated
to have home-court advantage
for the Semifinals matchup, was
forced to relinquish their gym
for capacity reasons. The game
was moved to Bronson where
the capacity was almost twice as
much as Williston, but even with
the additional seating, the crowd
was still standing room only.
The last time these teams met,
Santa Fe headed into the locker
room trailing by six points at the
half. In this matchup, the Raiders
were able to leave the first half up
by one, 17-16.
In a constant battle for the
lead, the game did not disappoint.
Santa Fe was first on the board,
shutting out Williston until the
clock had ticked three minutes
left in the first quarter and led the
Red Devils by one heading into
half time. Santa Fe started the
third quarter strong but Williston
came right back with a scoring
run of their own.
"We were up by five with


three minutes to go and we started
to celebrate a little bit early; and
they hit some big shots," Harris
said.
With little over a minute
remaining in the game, and the
score tied at 43-43, the Red
Devils took control of the game.
Williston went on an 11-1 run
to seal the game 52-44 and Santa
Fe got a little taste of d6ja vu.
When these two teams faced
each other on Feb. 12, Santa Fe,
at the start of the fourth quarter,
managed to tie the game up at 40
before Williston went on a 9-0
run to eventually win the game.
"We missed some crucial lay-
ups and free-throws at the end of
the game," Harris said.
Raiders senior point guard
C.J. Wakeley scored 15 points
and senior center Ashton Lee
chipped in 11 points, but the Red
Devils' Detereon Ross proved to
the game's high scorer with 22.
Ross scored nine of his team's
11 final points and Williston
improved its record to 3-1 against
Santa Fe.
Williston will play Orlando
Jones High School on Feb. 26 in
Class 3A Regional Finals.
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ELLEN BOUKARl/Alachua County Today
In district quarterfinal action against Trinity Catholic, Santa Fe
senior center Ashton Lee goes for a jump shot, scoring 2 of his 19
points of the evening in the Raiders' victory.


ontinuedfrompage Gallery features art from several local artists


worried about the fire safety with this
amount of people," she joked.
There were about 65 to 70 visitors,
Hendrix said. Some of them came to
support the Main Street program, like
resident Carol Mattox and new resident
Ramona Johns.
"I really love a lot of this stuff, I just
might have to buy something," Johns said.
But the only piece of art sold was
"Saltwater Flats," a $300 painting by the
featured local artist, Kim Rucker. Her


friend and neighbor Joann Humburg said it
was an honor to buy the piece.
"It's been great watching her develop
her work," Humburg said. "Her progress is
amazing."
Rucker, who had 24 pieces on display,
was the featured artist of the night and
one of the two rooms was dedicated to
her work. She said she was impressed
by the number of people at the event and
was happy she had made the switch from
expensive ceramics to "give painting a


"But I'm a constant work in progress,"
she said.
Raymond Durst and Jack Varnon,
Newberry residents, were among those
admiring Rucker's finished works. Varnon
is blind, and Durst was explaining the art
to him.
"It's neat because I've been to almost
all of these places," Durst said while
viewing a few of the landscape paintings.
Pointing to "Cedar Key Hot Spots," Durst


said "I used to go and bring the kids to this
old pier."
The work of 17 other artists was on
display in the gallery. There were earrings
and furniture as well as the artwork hanging
on the walls.
"I think we got a nice array of
landscapes and artwork," Doug Morris,
another of the event's artists, said. "And
this is only the first show."
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A6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
A6A


TEACHERS:
Continued from page Al
She has been teaching
in Alachua County for the
past 21 years and this is
her second year at Waldo
Community School. "I love
teaching art and I bring
enthusiasm and energy
to the job," she said. "I
keep a high bar on the
experiences I provide for
the students and find that
the exciting curriculum
pulls the students in so
they get excited, too."
For Zidonik, the best
part about her job is
seeing her students think
creatively and enjoying
their hard work, and the
worst part is never having
enough time "to do all that
is necessary to provide the
students with the kind of
memorable experiences I
want to give them."
According to Waldo
community School


The court ruled the City violated
public records laws in 2006 when
it refused to turn over requested
minutes from an election Board of
Canvassers meeting. The court also
found that the City violated public
meeting laws because it had refused
to make those same minutes available
to the public before the commission
voted to approve them in another
2006 meeting.
While the case ultimately made it
to the First DCA, it is possible the
case could have been resolved much
earlier, as the City has long admitted
that an employee mistakenly withheld,
those requested minutes. But the City
did not admit to the scores of other
alleged violations. The requested


Archer Elementary's Laurie Tornese encourages positive attitudes


Principal Bill Powell,
Zidonik is a great asset to
the school. "Her attitude is
so positive and her room
is alive with art," he said.
"She treats each student
with respect and always
finds a way to reach out
to them. She sees art as
something that every child
needs, believing that every
child can be an artist. "
Aside from teaching,
Zidonik runs an art club
after school and also works
in collaboration with the
music department to put
Together plays.
"It is a huge honor to
be chosen by my peers to
be teacher of the year,"
Zidonik said. "I consider
the staff here to be a
particularly wonderful
and caring group, of
professionals so I am very
touched and honored."


multi-age classroom.


Archer Elementary
School: Laurie Tornese
For Laurie Tornese,
it was her children who
inspired her to become a
teacher.
"After my children
were born, I realized that
I had a gift with children
and a passion to be around
them."
Tornese received
her Bachelor of Science
degree in Communication
from Ohio University and
her Teaching Certificate at
Santa Fe College in 2007.
She has been teaching at
Archer Elementary School
for the past four years,
but before she became
a teacher she held other
positions at various schools
in Alachua County.
Currently she teaches
a first and second-grade


"I try to make learning
fun," Tornese said. "We
make songs and do a lot of
hands-on activities."
But one of the most
important things for
Tornese is being positive.
"I smile -a lot because I
believe in being positive
more so than being
negative."
For Tornese, receiving
the teacher of the year
award has assured her
that she is doing what
she is supposed to do in
life. "I was reeling with
emotions," she said. "I'm
so very proud. I feel like I
have been recognized for
my efforts."
According to Archer
Elementary Principal
Kim Neal, Tornese puts a
great amount of effort into


making sure her children
get what they need.
"She's absolutely.
willing to go the extra mile
to serve the children in the
community," Neal said.
"She's very caring, and she
knows her children's home
life."
Not to mention, "she's
a true philanthropist," Neal
said. In the past few years,
Tornese has established a
partnership with a school
in Africa, organizing
fundraising events to help
the school expand. This
year, she has planned
a "Read-A-Thon" to
"inspire passion in reading


and obtain money to have
the school in Africa build
an additional classroom."
The best part about
her job is watching her
students grow and of
course, receiving all the
hugs, Tornese said. "I come
for more than academics. I
come to make my students
well-rounded people."
In her spare time,
Tornese is involved in
several service projects
including youth groups
and participating in
LifeSouth's half marathon.
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SFor instance, our molars,
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technically called cuspids
- are cone-shaped and set on
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They are used for piercing


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minutes were provided before the
lawsuit was filed by Grapski and
Canney and in fact were included
with the original filing documents as
proof of their existence.
In reviewing Grapski's and Canney's
entitlement to attorney's fees and
costs, the First DCA ordered that
they were entitled to recover "...the
amount of attorney's fees and costs
appellants incurred in pursuing their
successful claims only."
In the hearing Tuesday, both the City
of Alachua and Little brought along
outside attorneys to serve as expert
witnesses as to what was "reasonable"
-attorney's fees and costs given the
circumstances of the case.
The City's expert witness stated that


based on his review of how much time
the case should have taken, if Grapski
and Canney were entitled to anything,
it would be no more than $4,500.
Little also provided tables
demonstrating where time had been
spent in the case and where costs were
generated.
In the end, Circuit Court Judge Victor
Hulslander asked both sides to submit
by April 1 their arguments along with
proposals for reconciling the matter.
He said a ruling would come at some
point thereafter.
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ontinuedfompage A Cain: 'Morris had a joke for every situation'


similar projects in the city, which in
total brought over 1,000 new jobs to
Alachua.
After, retiring from the city
manager position, Morris stayed close
to home, becoming an Alachua area
realtor.
Alachua City Manager Traci Cain
fondly remembers Morris.as the man
who had faith in her and promoted
her to the Assistant City Manager
position.
"He was a great guy who was laid
back, family oriented and really cared
a lot about the people in the city of


Alachua," she said.
Cain also remembers him as a
manager who wanted to avoid over
complication, often repeating the
phrase, "Keep it simple."
"Charlie didn't care much for
being behind the desk, but liked to
be out around people and checking
things out around the city," said Cain.
One of the most memorable things
about Morris, Cain said, was his
humor.
"He always had a joke or a'
story for every situation, and I was
always amazed at how Charlie could


remember these elaborate tales and
retell them at the perfect time," she
said.
,Morris was active in the Alachua
Lion's Club of which he served as
President for a term.
He is survived by his wife,
Jane Morris, four children and 12
grandchildren.
Editors note: the full obituary
including memorial service
arrangements can be found on Page
A3.
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E-mail editor@alachuatoday.com


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Sheriff Sadie Darnell

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
with designate accessible parking. spots must have an aisle of by parking a vehicle within any


Disabilities Act (ADA) was This pai
signed into law in 1990. This easiest r
article addresses the laws egress t
surrounding marked ADA accessible
parking spaces. Florida Statute for the
(FS) 553.5041 defines the spot space on
must be clearly marked by a that serve
sign 84 inches off the ground This a
reading, "Parking by Disabled designed
Permit Only," and "Penalty for using
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neans of ingress and
o the business. An
le space has room
vehicle and additional
Sone side or the other
'es as an access aisle.
isle is specifically
Sto allow individuals
wheelchairs, electric
or other mobility
room to exit or enter
hicle. Van accessible


eight feet to allow for ramps
and lifts. The specific number
of handicapped spaces and size
is based on the total number
available parking spots.
FS 316.1955 addresses
enforcement of accessible
parking. This statute makes
stopping, standing or parking
a vehicle within, or obstructing
any specially designated or
marked parking space unlawful.
This includes the access aisle


part of it or obstructing the curb
cut. How often have you seen
carts left or motorcycles parked
in the striped off portion of the
parking space? This statute
clearly prohibits these actions.
Violators are subject to the
same penalties imposed for
illegally parking in the space.
The fine for this citation starts
at $154.


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Brian Boone
White Male,
1/9/71
6'00",
200 Ibs
Blond Hair,
Blue Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft


Jennifer
Owens
White
Female,
3/21/83
5'09",
135 Ibs
Blond Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
FTA Grand
Theft, Fraud


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Emmanuel
Donald
Black Male,
5/14/79
5'11",
135 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP -
Fraudulent use
of Driver's
License, VOP -
Grand Theft,
VOP Illegal use
of Credit Cards


Javaris
Buckins
Black Male,
12/23/88
6'05",
185 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
FTA Passing
Counterfeited


Shirone
Kennard
Bonnett
Black Male,
8/17/79
5'09,
220 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Weapon or
Ammo by
Convicted
Felon


Nicholas
Dewayne
Williams
Black Male,
1/31/84
5'07",
150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery,


Clovis
Dieudonie
McNair
Black Male,
4/25/87
5'08",
150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Trafficking in
Cocaine


Orease
Williams
Black Male,
5/25/63
6'02",
170 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sale of
Cocaine,


Willie Tyrone
Aleston Jr.
Black Male,
2/26/79
5'11",11
170 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Cocaine Sell


Justin
Charles
Lewis
White Male,
10/20/85
5'11",
160 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of


Bank Check Criminal Possession of Cocaine,
Mischief Cocaine Possession of
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.
DO NOT APPROACH OR ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS.
IF NECESSARY, CALL 911.


Mirabehn
Mahree Furr
White
Female,
10/18/84
5'07",
150 Ibs
Blonde Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud-Illegal
use of Credit
Cards


Joshua Ray
Hopper
White Male,
6/28/85
5'08",
115 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud, Theft


Daniel
Marcelo
Galindo
White Male,
5/12/81
5'08",
140 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
MDMA


Willie James
Griffith III
Black Male,
5/23/90
5'04",
135 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Theft (2
Counts)


Roosevelt
Branch
Black Male,
11/10/70
5'09",
235 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Battery,
Burglary with
Assault or
Battery


Keyera
Latondra
Cue
Black
Female,
5/21/84
5'06",
204 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Theft


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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011




One Body, One Spirit, One Baptism


It wasn't so long ago
that Americans were
talking about the Cold
War. It was on the news,
in the newspapers, and it
was even the cover story
of magazines. Today, the
cold war is over, thanks in
part to President Reagan
and the Star Wars Defense
System. There wasn't a
wizard behind the curtain,
but the .Russians thought
there was one, and with
this and other factors the
end was assured.
It's an interesting
concept when you think
about it, a war with no
bloodshed and an enemy
that doesn't occupy your
country. It gets even more
interesting when we add
to that, the fact that a Cold
War can be LOST with
no visible casualties. The
ultimate mystery in this
bloodless war, without an
enemy occupied territory,
is that it was lost because
of an imaginary weapon
system. This is probably
going to be hard to get
across to today's school
kids during their history


lessons. None of them
were alive before this war
was over.
Saint Paul presents us
with a similar problem
in his Epistle to the
Ephesians. He talks about
wearing military armor,
taking up weapons, and
then engaging in invisible
warfare with an unseen
enemy. Ministers have
done all kinds of sermons
and many books have been
written on this theme of the
Christian's Spiritual Armor.
Every piece of armor is
described in extreme detail,
what it covers on the body
and why it's necessary.
They tell us where every
weapon, both offensive
and defensive, is carried,
how it's used, and why it's
necessary, and sometimes
outline how we should
always be "spiritually
dressed". The practicalities
of such spiritual armor
sermons haven't done
much for advancing our
Christian lives, so we're
like the child trying to
understand the American
victory in the Cold War.


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The Corinthian Church,
which was one of the most
individualistically-minded
of all the early Christian
Churches, was rebuked for
such a narrow-minded view
of the Church. Saint Paul
Compared their behavior
to a natural body with its
many members, arms,
legs, eyes, hands, etc.,
warring 'against each other
THE VEN. JOHN E. for dominance. The body
LEASURE suffers if any part suffers,
All Saints Anglican and the body is benefited
Church, Gainesville. most when the individual
A parish of the members work together to
Christian Episcopal bring their gift or ability
Church to the service of the total
body. Such is the Body of
And, what if these Christ, a living organism,
sermons and books were united to Christ and one
wrong? What if this another through the Holy
exercise in dressing and Spirit of God. This isn't
undressing for spiritual symbolic language; there's
battle misses the mark that only one body, one spirit,
Saint Paul was actually and one baptism! We're
going for? I think that this either members of it, or
is the case and that the error we're not, but we can't
has taken place because exist outside of it. It would
we've personalized a be as unnatural as a branch
passage of Scripture or limb existing entirely
when it's supposed to be apart from a tree and its
understood corporately. roots.
Saint Paul's messages This understanding
always strived to promote needs to be applied to
unity among the members Saint Paul's metaphor of
of the Body of Christ. the Christian Spiritual

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Armor that's spoken of in
Ephesians 6:10, f.f. This
passage isn't instruction
about man to man combat
with evil. The Spiritual
battle is inseparable from
the sacrament of Baptism
that removes us from
a singular world view
existence to a new LIFE
in Christ. This is why the
Apostle describes baptism
as a death to the old man
and a rising up in the new
life of Jesus Christ.
If the Messiah is the
one who makes ready
for battle, and we're
members incorporate in
Him, or joined to Him,
initiated through Baptism
.and continued through
participation in the Holy
Communion of His Body
and Blood. Then it only
makes sense that we begin
to see this passage in
Ephesians in light of our
union with Christ and with


one another by His Spirit,
making us one with Him.
The strength of the Church
depends on each member's
unity to Christ and to one
another-when the arm
is weak the hand isn't as
effective, and so it is with
Christ's Body, the Church.
The battle is real. The
enemy, though invisible,
is real. If any exercise
needs to be done day in
and day out in regards to
this spiritual armor spoken
of by Saint Paul, let it be
this one thing, wake up
each day and say "I was
baptized. I have partaken
of Christ's Body and Blood.
I am in living union with
Christ and so I make my
stand against sin. Alone
I might fail, but I am not
alone if I am joined to
Him and to His Body, the
Church. "


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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


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



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


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

New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800 NE 158th Avenue. Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel I1. McNish, Pastor
Phone & Fax (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Moming Worship 11 a.m.- st, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 a.m. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


11l bainte anglitan Currtl
Apmishofthe ChisianEpiscopal Cohch
Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is
upheld
Where we kneel to pray
Where worshipful music
is the standard
Where traditional liturgy
is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
S 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.m. Church 10:30 a.m.
and other special services as announced.
12880 NW 39th Avenue
(352)317-5757 www.AllsaintsXnEC.org


First Baptist Church of Alachua
One block east of Main Street in Alachua
386-462-1337
Sunday: Wednesday:
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 6:15 p.m. Youth (6th 12th grades)
10:45 a.m. Worship 6:15 p.m. Choir rehearsal
4:30 p.m. Awana (2 yrs 5th grade)
5:15 p.m. Adult.Bible Study www.fbcalachua.com
College Bible Study ww _baahacm
College BieStudy Doug Felton, Pastor.

First United Methodist
Church of Alachua Feb 27
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443 F b.
Pastor Dr. Adam Zele Celebration of
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Traditional Worship, 8:45 & 11 a.m. Girl Scouting
Contemporary Worship 6 p.m.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
www.alachuafirstunitedmethodist.org


/ f Service Times
ffIL r r Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
S. .... Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
ti es Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
act it 11 of Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
"I t1 ,or." 386-454-1563
W od' www.impactfamilychurch.com
16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua

services
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
of L e Children's Church 10:30 a.m.
Assembly of God Tuesday: Youth Service 7 p.m.
Wednesday:
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Downtown Alachua Nursery provided for all services.
www.riveroflifeassembly.org Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Worship 11 a.m., 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 NW 262 Avenue

St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Rev. Jessie L. Steele, Pastor
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/llwy 441
Alachua 32616
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Email: stlukeamechurch@qwindstream.net
Moving Worship: 11 a.m.;
Church School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study: 7 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
Tohne: RUSHE Pmr' Uinil &nedung gH'kaesr.


Archer Church of God in Christ
Services:
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
5th Sunday Morning Worship 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Ministry 6:30 p.m.
17370 S W 128th Place, Archer, FL 32618
Marilyn V. Green, Pastor
352.495.9811

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

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

PASSAGE
S' 4 Family Church


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


Bethesda Outreach
Ministries of Alachua
Services:
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
2nd Sundays Street Ministry at Criswell Park 4 p.m.
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
13205 NW 157 Avenue, Alachua, FL 32616
(Two streets behind Criswell Park)
352-339-4466
Elders Nyron and LaShandra Jenkins


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finisty An .htit, qnc.
Elder Cynthia Taylor, Pastor
has moved to a new location
530 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL
(behind Hardees)
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m
Sunday Pastoral Teaching 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship l11a.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367
Cell: (386) 878-9568


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CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
INVITATION TO BID
TREE REMOVAL

The City of High Springs is
now accepting bids for the
removal of approximately
nineteen (19) trees, located at
various locations throughout
the City. Specifications
and a list of tree locations
are available by contacting
Public Works Secretary
Donna Smith at (386) 454-
2134. Licensed and insured
tree removal companies are
invited to submit prices for
the removal of the trees, to
include: cutting down and
prompt removal of logs,
limbs, debris, and grinding
the stumps to grade.

Interested bidders should
submit sealed bids, marked,
"Tree Bids," along with proof
of licensing and worker's
compensation insurance to:
City Manager, City of High
Springs, 110 NW 1st Avenue,
High Springs, Florida 32643,
no later than 3:00 p.m.,
Friday, March 11, 2011.

THE CITY OF HIGH
SPRINGS RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO REJECT ANY
OR ALL BIDS. THE CITY
ALSO RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO ACCEPT THE
BIDWHICH IS INTHE BEST
INTEREST OF THE CITY,
WHICH MAY BE, OR MAY
NOT BE, THE LOWEST BID.

(Published: Alachua
County Today February
24,2011)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MELVIN GREER, M.D.

PROBATE DIVISION

File Number: 01-2010-CP-
001474

Deceased Division: Probate
Division A

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom
a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the
date of the first publication
of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE .OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

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

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

The date of the first
publication of this Notice is
February 24, 2011.

Personal Representative
Arline E. Greer
2058 NW 14th Ave.


Gainesville, FL 32605

Attorney for Personal
Representative -
Steven M. Chamberlain
520 SE Fort King Street
Suite B3
Ocala, FL 34471

(Published: Alachua
County Today February
24 and March 03, 2011)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No. 2010-CA-5323

PERKINS STATE BANK,
A Florida Banking
Corporation

Plaintiff,

vs.

MARILYN M. MARSON
AND RODERICK T.
MARSON,

Defendants.
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CLERK'S NOTICE OF
SALE UNDER F.S.
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 31, 2011, in
the above-styled cause, I
will sell to the, highest and
best bidder for cash in the
lobby of the Alachua County
Courthouse, Gainesville,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. On
March 29, 2011 the following
described property:

Condominium Units A
and B, SHEMA PLAZA
CONDOMINIUM, together
with an undivided interest
in the common elements,
according to the Declaration
of Condominium thereof
recorded in Official Record
Book 1567, Page 205, as
amended from time to time,
of the Public Records of
ALACHUA County. Florida.


Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Dated: February 9th, 2011.

J.K.Irby
Clerk of the Court

By: /s/ Erika Powell
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)

(Published: Alachua
County Today February
17 and 24, 2011)









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EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

Apply at High Springs City
Hall, 110 NW 1st Avenue,
8:30 am 4:30 pm, Monday
through Friday. Applications
accepted until 4:00,
Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Public Works Clerk Provides
routine clerical duties
involving typing, preparing
reports, file and calendar
maintenance. Answers
routine public inquiries
for information. Provides
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HAY FARM
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Horse quality Tifton $45 -j
85/Coastal Bermuda & up .

Cow Bermuda $20 b : a l
full size round bale & up
per bale r twee


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386-462-0059
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1 I Ei LEVAQUIN' WARNING
The Zimmer NextGen, High Flex Levaquin (levofloxacin) may be linked to
Knee, and MIS Quad-Sparing Knee tendon damage and ruptures in the
Repcement have been associated achilles tendon, rotator cuff, biceps or
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MKM Electrical Services, Inc.
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FRUIT TREE NURSERY
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352-472-4943
866-376-4943
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CLEANING AND LAWN CARE


Llean
RESIDENTIAL &
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Mobile Car Detail,
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Se Habla Espanol
Licensed and Insured
352-225-3798 Cell: 352-225-1094
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MEDICAL SERVICES
FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
Providing carefor the whole family
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Diabetes, HTN u
Cardiovascular Disease NEW HOURS:
Annual PE's Monday-Thursday
Drug Screening 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
SDOT, Sports School PE's 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
. Most Insurance Accepted Friday
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RESTAURANTS

Sonny's BBQ of Alachua
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Beef Pork Chicken Ribs
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11 A.M.- 9 P.M.


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JOHNSON & SONS TREE SERVICE, LLC
"We will beat any bid!"
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5572 $pd
Cash paid for junk cars.
$200 and up. Running or
not. Free pick up. 352-
771-6191.


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Shell Elementary Volunteers of the Year


STAFF REPORT
Alachua County Today
ALACHUA COUNTY
- The Shell Elementary
Volunteers of the Year were
recently recognized during
the annual Outstanding
School Volunteer
Luncheon. The annual
luncheon is sponsored by


Alachua County Business
Partners during the month
of February to mark
Community Involvement in
Education Month.
Shell Elementary's
Senior Volunteer of the
Year is Burnis Brown and
Adult Volunteer of the Year
is Leah Chapman
# # #


L-R: Linda
Nettle Co-
Coordinator
for Volunteer
Services,
Burnis
Brown, Sr.
Volunteer of
Year, Leah
Chapman,
Adul t
Volunteer
of the Year
and Sue
Bruce, Co-
Coordinator
for Volunteer
Services.


High Springs Community School volunteer



recognized District volunteer of the year


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Alachua County Today
ALACHUA COUNTY
- Danette Drageset had
a great idea to start up
a network of community
members to mentor students
at High Springs Community
School. Drageset had been
mentoring a student in a
neighboring county and
found it rewarding.
"I enjoyed it, but every
time I drove over to the
other school I thought it
would be great to have
something like this in my
children's school," she said.
Of course, coming up
with an idea often means
being the one who has to
make it happen which is
exactly what Drageset did.
She went out into
the -community to recruit
volunteers. She spoke to
civic groups, wrote news
releases and distributed
fliers to raise awareness. She
organized the training of the
mentors, matched them with
students, and scheduled all
their sessions. Thanks to
her enthusiastic efforts, the
Hawks Mentoring program
has grown from five mentors
and 15 students when it
began in the 2009-10 school
year to 25 mentors and 65
students today.
That success has now
earned Drageset recognition
from both Alachua County
Public Schools and the
Florida Department of
Education (DOE). After
being named the district's
adult School Volunteer
of the Year, Dragaset was
nominated to the statewide
recognition program. Earlier
this week, DOE announced


L-R: Danette Drageset, one
with.
that she has been selected
as one of Florida's top five
adult School Volunteers of
the Year.
"Danette certainly
deserves the recognition,"
said Liz Stark, who runs
the district's volunteer
programs and nominated
Drageset for the state award.
"The Hawks Mentoring
program. is thriving under
her leadership, and the
students are reaping the
rewards."
The mentors Dragaset
has recruited visit their
students once or twice
each week, helping them
with classwork, monitoring
their progress, encouraging
them and perhaps most
importantly, letting them
know that someone is
interested in how they're
doing.
"It takes so much to
encourage children along
their journeys, and this is
an opportunity for those
who may not be getting that
elsewhere," said Drageset.
"Having that mentor come


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of the mentors and the student the monitor works


every week to check in on
them, to help them and let
them know they care can
make such a big difference."
"Danette's passion for
this is undeniable," said
High Springs principal Jeff
Means. "She doesn't seek
recognition for her work;
she does it because she
believes in helping make the
school and the community a
better place."
Drageset was recognized
for her efforts at the School
Board meeting on February
15, where two other special
volunteers were also
recognized.
Stephanie Covey is
the district's youth School
Volunteer of the Year for
2011. A student at the
University of Florida,
Stephanie founded and
coordinates the Backpack
Club, a program that
provides backpacks full of
food and personal hygiene
products once a month to
70 needy students at both
the A. Quinn Jones Center
and Littlewood Elementary


School.
"We want these kids to
know that there are people
who love them and want
to help them," said Covey.
"Maybe when they grow
up they'll be in a position
to help others and they'll
remember this."
Alachua County's senior
School Volunteer of the Year
is Frank Ferraro. A retired
professional musician,
Ferraro spends three
days a week in the band
room at Howard Bishop
Middle School. He works
individually with students
in the 225-member band.
He even volunteered to
coach a student after school
who needed help preparing
for a solo performance
but couldn't afford private
lessons.
"I love children and
music and it's always
been my dream to help
underprivileged kids," said
Ferraro. "I don't perform
professionally any more,
but when my students are
playing, I feel like I'm
playing,"
During the last full
school year, about 21,000
volunteers contributed
more than 700,000 hours
of service to Alachua
County's public schools.
Superintendent Dan Boy
says those hours make a
huge difference in the lives
of students.
"The citizens of this
community have such a
wide range of talents," said
Boyd. "The fact that they
are willing to share those
talents so unselfishly is
critical to the success of our
district."


Photo special to Alachua County Today


SAlachua Lions Club

72nd Annual Cattlemen's Banquet
The Oldest Continuous Lions Fundraiser in Florida

SThursday, March 24, 2011 at 7 p.m.
We Serve at the Alachua Woman's Club, 1455 Main Street, Alachua

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased through any Alachua Lions Club member.
Ticket Chairman, PDG Gunter Hirsch can be reached at 386-462-3702 (H)
or 352-538-9709 (C). Reservations must be made by March 15th.
The Cattlemen's Banquet functions as a platform to honor those persons who have
made significant contributions to the cattle industry in Florida. It has honored a worthy
recipient yearly since 1939 as a distinctive Alachua Lions Club project.
A delicious steak dinner, entertainment and genial fellowship has made the banquet a
fun and popular annual event.
All proceeds from the club's fundraisers go to local, state, national and international
charities. Locally the club supports sight and hearing assistance to needy persons,
supports youth activities in education and recreation and general community needs.
Visiting and former Lions or anyone interested in Lions Club membership are invited
to visit the club. Alachua Lions Club is located at 15115 N. W 142nd Terrace in Alachua.


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