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Drumm gone, High
Springs hangs in limbo
By GLENN COINE
HIGH SPRINGS Facing
termination, High Springs City
Manager Jim Drumm resigned last
With his departure finalized, and
pn election that will change at least
one, and possibly two faces on the
city commission, looming less than a
By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA A contract with
Gainesville Regional Utilities
(GRU) dating back to 1988 will
likely be extended yet again
after Alachua commissioners
voted 5-0 Monday night to
continue buying its wholesale
power from the nearby electric
If approved by the City of
Gainesville commission, the
most recent changes would
mark the third amendment to
the long-standing agreement
which has apparently returned
favorable utility rates for the
City of Alachua over the last
The updated agreement extends
the contract for 10 years with a
five-year opener, which gives
either party the option of going
back out to market to seek bids.
Public Services Director Mike
New said the amendments
include fixed costs that will
increase 2.5 percent annually
after the first year of the new
agreement. But those fixed at
costs only account for about N,
20 percent of the total cost of th
wholesale power. Ft
The largest determining factor fa
Continued on page .46 th
week away, Jenny
to act as Interim
City Manager and
At a last-minute
Drumm on Oct. 21, the
gave unanimous approval to accept a
resignation agreement from Drumm.
Subsequently, the public hearing
on the subject scheduled for later that
evening was cancelled, as Drumm
was no longer being terminated, but
rather stepping down.
The terms of his resignation.
included a $66,433.80 check to be
Continued on page A4
WNhere BBQ is king
.Tewberry's smokin' fall festival
CRAIuu JnXI=U.fhnua Cuafrly Today
Fun, food, a farmers market and pony rides were on tap Saturday.
t Newberry's Fourth Annual Fall Market Festival in downtown.
ewberry. The event featured more than 50 vendors' from all over
he state. The highlight of the day was the Newberry Main Street
estival barbecue cook-off. After hours of preparation, the Hodges
family won the "People's Choice" award, Newberry Commissioner
ill Conrad won "Best-~ i all," and Bacon's BBQ and Catering won
ie award for "Best Sauce."
steps forward with
By GLENN COINE
HIGH SPRINGS The
City of High Springs has
released .police reports
detailing the events and
accusations that prompted
firefighters Kyle Lewis and
Michael Steele to resign last
The reports tell of
vulgar, harassing behavior
that allegedly took place
behind closed doors at the
While Lewis, 26, and
Steele, 28, said it's a game
fashioned after a scene
in a movie they all play,
according to others it's gone
On Oct. 1, the High
Springs Police Department
(HSPD) responded to a
call from Fire Chief Verne
Riggall. A 'suspicious
incident' report based on
the complaint of a third
firefighter was filed. The
firefighter, who said he had
fallen asleep on the fire
station couch, woke up and
logged on to his personal
laptop to find a new photo
on the desktop.
It was a picture of
a man's genitalia being
exposed next to his head as
he lay asleepon the couch.
At this time, Alachua
County Today is
withholding the name of
the firefighter who filed the
complaint leading to the
Like the two he accused,
he has not returned to work
since crying foul, Riggall
Continued on page .46
By BEA DIEHL
meeting Tuesday confirmed
a $329,000 blunder in the
City of Hawthorne's budget
adopted in September.
.Despite the informal setting
of a commission workshop,
tensions were clearly
heightened at the Oct. 26
review of the budget that
was recently discovered
to include wholesale
meetings rarely garner the
attendance of more than a
smalL handful of residents,
but at least 13 showed at the
workshop Tuesday morning
with concerns about the city
and the state of its budget.
asked City Manager Ed
Smyth to account for the
utility allocations listed
under several different
departments in the general
fund. In the budget, those
allocations were not shown
as transfers out of the city's
two main utilities, water
and wastewater. Those two
utilities, meanwhile, were
operating on slim margins,
meaning excess funds aren't
available to compensate for
the accounting mistake.
Ed Smyth still had not
worked through the entire
100-page budget a week
after local resident Ray
Daniel broke the startling
Continued on page A4
The Santa Fe Babe
Ruth girl's softball team
won the Babe Ruth
12U World Series in
August, and now they
sweatshirts to boast their
victory. SunState Federal
Credit Union presented
the team with the
sweatshirts during a brief
ceremony at Alachua's
Hal Brady Recreation
Complex. The Santa
Fe team snagged the
championship by beating ELLEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Pictured above with Colson and Robert Hart
8-1 in the six-inning the players are Coach 'of SunState Federal
championship six-nmg Earl Findley, and Kathy Credit Union.
81 I 0I ll2
By AMANDA HILL
Sports legends Joe
Montana and Billie
Jean King will grace
the hallways of the
Easton Newberry Sports
Complex (ENSC) on
While the athletes
may not be coming
in person, they have
reserved a permanent
place in .the lobby of BRYAN BOUKARl'Alachua County Todar
the sports center as part Bob Britton of Newberry stands by several of the 11
autographed photos and paintings of sports legends
MEMORABILIA: that will be on permanent display at the Easton Newberry
Continued on page A6 Sports Complex.
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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
Alachua County Today (ISSN
1534-7567) is published week-
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14804 Main Street, Alachua,
FL 32615. All material herein
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MOST WANTED B1
Information appearing 4/25/1988, FTA DWLSR,
in this listing comes ASO
from the Alachua County Burnett, Willie D., 5/1/1979,
Sheriff's Office daily jail Aggrav Assault, GPD
log as provided to Alachua Hazel, Ariana L., 1/19/1990,
County To Poss w/I to sell cann w/I 1000
Sindiidua l ar feet from church, maintain
All individuals are drug dwelling, GPD
presumed innocent until drug dwell, Harold,
proven guilty. Individuals 2/2/1988, VOP, ASO
listed on this page may be Hoffner, Daniel E,
cited and released or placed 7/18/1984, False police report,
under custodial arrest. GPD
Information provided Howell, Keith D., 5/30/1969,
is believed to be accurate, VOP: sell cocaine, ASO
however not guaranteed. Joner, Benjamin D.,
Most abbreviations have 12/16/1985, FTA: DWLSR,
been left as provided to ASO
maintain the accuracy of Julius, Jones, 4/25/1972,
the log. VOP, ASO
Keast, Tyler, 12/22/1991,
Last name, First name, Korando, Kevin, 10/7/1968,
DOB, Charges, Agency Marion Co. Hold FTA, ASO
B6oking: October 22, Lake, Jo'Von U., 12/6/1990,
2010 No valid DL, VOP: agg
Albritton, Victor G., battery w/deadly weapon,
11/20/1990, VOP, ASO GPD
Avallone, Brandon W., Long, Shakerca,
3/24/1989, VOP: DWLSR, 11/11/1991, FTA,ASO
FTA fraud insuff check < Lopez-Duarte, Jose,
$150, ASO 8/27/1976, No valid DL, ASO
Baldwin, Paulette V., Mazon, Lenora, 12/28/1975,
11/7/1953, VOP, ASO VOP, ASO
Beverly, Jessica A., Morris, Samuel,
2/19/1981, Simple Battery, 10/11/1991, DUI, GPD
GPD Moss, Michael J.,
Black, Ryan, 12/22/1986, 6/15/1975, Expired DL > 4
VOP, ASO months, GPD
Brooks, Bradley R., Phillips, Lucas A.,
12/3/1982, DWLSR/habitual, 10/11/1985, Agg Battery,
GPD weapon offense, use of missile,
Brown, Kevin L., 7/17/1975, damage prop, crim mischief,
Sentenced, ASO ASO
Burch, Diamond T., Phillips, Lucas A.,
Balderas departed his
earthly life on Friday,
22, 2010 at
in his home
He was 67.
Balderas was a member
of Soldiers of the Cross
Church in High Springs.
He came to Florida in 1976
and worked as a farmer
until 1996 and then became
employed with Sherer
Studio as a box maker until
He leaves loving
memories in the hearts
of his family, wife, Ella:
Balderas; son, Trinidad
Balderas Jr.; daughters,
Tronnia Balderas and
Maria (Charlton) Thomas,
all of High Springs;
Thomas, Kentrell Hayes,
Trinidad Balderas II,
and Eyianlijah Taylor;
Johnson of High Springs;
Bennett of Fort White,
Chellie (Charles) Smith
10/11/1985, Inhouse damage
prop, crim mischief, larc
grand theft, dealing in stolen
Plemmons, Jeffrey K.,
10/1/1992, Battery on 65 year
old or older, ASO
Potts, Kasimu, 3/16/1986,
Pruett, William K.,
1/15/1966, Failure to comply
w/ sex offender regist times 2,
7/8/1978, DP hearing, ASO
Roldan, lan A., 11/17/1990,
Inhouse Dealing in stolen
property, willful violation,
false DI to pawn store, deal
in stolen property, willful
violation pawn brokers, armed
burg, grand theft, GPD
Roldan, Justin D.,
11/27/1985, FTA: poss cann <
20 grams, ASO
1/7/1988, DUI, ASO
Shabazz, Ismail, 1/14/1987,
Leon County times 3, ASO
10/9/1982, Inhouse Armed
burg, grand theft, burg to auto,
unarmed grand theft, GPD
Talton, John, 3/17/1976,
Drug court, ASO
Timms, Clinton, 6/1/1989,
DUI, drug para, GPD
Troupe, Joshua L.,
2/19/1988, Petit theft, ASO
Villanueva, Joseph W.,
9/27/1981, Pposs w/I to sell
cann w/I 1000 feet of a church,
maintain drug dwelling, GPD
Walklett, Michael S.,
7/21/1988, DWLS Isr offense,
of Walterboro, S.C.,
Patricia (Lenard) Simmons
and Annie Johnson of
High Springs; devoted
friends, Frenavo "Gunga"
Rodriquez, Luicio, Richard
and Marcie Sherer, Ellis
Odom, Isabelle Smith and
"host of other relatives and
Funeral services for Mr.
Balderas will be Sunday,
October 31, 2010 at 2 p.m.
at Soldier of the Cross,
Pastor Jose Rodriquez
officiating. Burial will
follow in High Springs
Cemetery. Visitation will
be Saturday, October 30,
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ASO Johnson, Lee, 12/15/1955,
Washington, Adrian, VOP, ASO
9/14/1981, FTA DWLSRC, Johnson, Malik, 2/26/1988,
ASO Open container, GPD
Whitehead, Anthony, Jones, Katrina M.,
7/19/1957, Petit theft, GPD 5/1/1987, Battery, GPD
Wright, Sophia D., Martin, DeQuana A.,
2/10/1983, FTA: VOP: Larc 2/9/1990, Simple battery,
pet <$300, ASO GPD
Booking: October 23, McDonald, Gregory,
2010 6/11/1977, DWLSR, ASO
Adams, Walter G., Middleton, Brian K.,
10/30/1974, Simple battery, 10/29/1970, Resist w/o
GPD violence, GPD
Alvarez, Keniel Luis, Miller, Renika Germaine,
9/4/1988, Grand theft, ASO 6/12/1990, Simple battery,
Bryan, William Anthony, GPD
8/12/1981, Agg Battery, Myers, Allyca, 2/6/1989,
failure to reg as sex off, ASO DUI, ASO
Campbell, Shanika D., Pagliara, Janell Renee,
10/26/1990, Simple battery, 9/20/1991, Burgl of dwelling,
GPD criminal mischief, GPD
Carroll, Joshua Dustin, Rader, John Christopher.
6/2/1983, Opium or deriv 10/25/1957, Open container
traffic sentencing prov only violation, GPD
times 2, ASO Scott, Stacey, 9/12/1974,
Castor, Casey D., DWLSR, GPD
3/10/1971, Resist w/o Shaw, Rodney, 5/22/1957,
violence, drug equip, ASO Agg battery cause bodily harm
Coney, Jamie Lee, disability, ASO
12/11/1982, Simple battery, Small, Keith Dewayne,
GPD 8/28/1974, Inhouse Tamper
Coney, Teressa Denise, w/evidence, GPD
4/24/1981, Simple battery, Smith, Lorenzo, 5/25/1971,
GPD *Volusia* writ of bodily
Cummings, Henry J., attachment, ASO
7/5/1983, Disorderly conduct, Williams, Amod, 3/28/1992,
GPD Simple battery, GPD
Daddlo, Kendra L., Zaman, Rafi M., 8/16/1989;
11/7/1979, Domestic battery, DUI damage to person
GPD property, GPD
Hampton, Devinn D.,
12/5/1986, FTA DWLSR, For additional jail
FTA expired DL more than 4 booking logs, see
months, ASO alachuacountytoday.com.
2010 from 6-7 p.m. at tfe Carter Funeral Home, Higf"
funeral home. Springs, Fla.
to A. Jerome Brown James R. Underwood
Funeral Home, 1560 N W James R. Underwood,
1st Avenue, High Springs, Alachua resident, passed
Fla. away Wednesday, October
20, 2010 at North Florida'
Eric Todd Hoelle Regional Medical CenterC
Eric Todd Hoelle passed following a long illness. He
away Monday, October 25, was 74.
2010 in Gainesville. He He was a native of
was 38. Alabama and retired from
Mr. Hoelle was born the City of Gainesville, and
ii Columbus, Ohio on a member of Grace Baptitf
November 22, 1971. He Church
was a landscape architect He was preceded iri
and, owner of Scenic death by a daughter; Peggy
Landscape Design. Jean Cruce.
Survivors include his Survivors .include.
wife, Jill A. Hoelle; son, his wife, Emma Lee:
Logan Graham Hoelle; Underwood of Alachua;
and. daughter, Savannah three daughters, Ann Moore
Lynn Hoelle; parents; of Alachua, Janet Haire of
Stanley Paul Hoelle and Bell, and Susan Frazier of
Paula Hoelle; maternal Fort White; two brothers;
grandmother, Ruth Finnley; Coy Underwood of
mother-in-law, Barbara Winter Garden, and Steve
G. Miller; father-in-law, UnderwoodofHaines City;
Ernest L. Adkins; two 14 grandchildren and If
brothers, Deron (Tracy) great grandchildren. .
Hoelle and Aaron Hoelle; Visitation was 6h
sister, Jessica Hoelle. Saturday, October $3,
Visitation was held 2010 from 5 to. 7 p.m.
on Wednesday, October at Evans-Carter Funeral
27, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. Home in High Springs.
at Evans-Carter Funeral Funeral services were
Home in High Springs. held at 11 a.m., Monday,
A memorial service October 25, 2010 at Grace
will be held on Thursday, Baptist Church with the
October 28, 2010, at Rev. Jim Riley officiating,
the First Presbyterian with interment at Forest
Church of High Springs Meadows West on County
at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Road241.
Richard Hurlston and Rev.
Glen Busby officiating. Obituaries: The obituaries in tis
Interment will be in High section are considered news and are
Springs Cemetery. published free of charge by Alachlta
Arrangements are Coumty Today. Obituaries may be
under the care of Evans- edited for style, spae aod policy.
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1,500 sq. ft.
$1,000 per month
Hwy 441 near Progress Corporate Park Alachua, FL
ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010 A3
Meetings & Events in the Heartlands
se-' U DLII, MIVIL I
"Archer Meets the 2nd mHawtt
pnd 4th Monday of each' and 3r(
,month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, month
!.6870 SW 134 Ave. Hall.
.rAlachua (City) Meets "High
the 2nd and 4th Monday of 2nd an
'abh month at 6:30 p.in. at each m
~ty Hall. City Ha
"JAlachua County Meets *LaCrc
the 2nd and 4th Tuesday Monday
..f'each month at 9 a.m. at 7:30 p.r
'the County Administration mMican
Building, 12 SE 1st' Street, Tuesday
-Room 209, Gainesville. 7:30 p.r
Citizen comments are taken *Newb
at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and 4t
G9ainesville Meets the month a
st and 3rd Thursday of mWaldc
each month at 1,p.m. at City Tuesday
commission Chamber, 200 p., a
,Bast University Avenue. p.m. at
:-The Hawthorne of the
Historical Museum and Battle
Cultural Center holds Hammo
artifacts and paintings from on Sept.
the Hawthorne area's past. day Alai
T1fere are paintings by Francis drum ar
Moore, an .artist known with inte
locally as "Hawthorne's veterans
Grandpa Moses." Various The evi
displays of Hawthorne and renowned
a display demonstrating Kids pl
how turpentine was made America
in Florida show visitors this Indian
utfque process. Hawthorne demons
Historical Museum and and fact
Cultural Center is located at vendors
7425 SE 221st Street. It is donation
qpen Saturdays 1-4 p.m. fund raii
iq gethesda Outreach battle.
Ministries of Alachua Park
bh6ld like to invite 'you the park
Family and Friends Day on school g
6it. 31. At 11 a.m., speaker occupan
Elder Robert Jammer; 4 vehicle
IAn., speaker Pastor 'Steve $2 for p
il.ler. The family, that and ad
prays together stays together. The ev<
Bethqsda Outreach Ministries ti Allig
O Alac~i is'ocat 'at 13205 Cirl Fla
1 157th Avenue, Alachua. 501(c)(3
Elders Nyron and LaShandra The
Jekins, Pastors. For more SE Olet
iWformation, contact 352-339- Springs.
4466.' #414 on
,.'iAlligator Warrior about 5
Festival and Reenactment onto SE
ofthe Battle of San Felasco is a front
Immock Oct. '29-31 at first lef
(h'Leno State Park, 8 a.m. to Road an
'p.m. The event includes an O'Leno
tify. afternoon reefactment GPS 29.
ILN I l Nj
home Meets the 1st
1 Tuesday of each
at 6:30 p.m. at City
Springs Meets the
d 4th Thursday of
onth at 6:30 p.m. in
osse Meets the 2nd
y of each month at
n. at Town Hall.
iopy Meets the 2nd
y of each month at
n. at Town Hall.
erry Meets the 2nd
h. Monday of each
it 7 p.m. at City Hall
S- Meets the 2nd
y of each month at 7
2nd Seminole War
of San Felasco
ck, which took place
18, 1836 near present
chua. There will be a
bor and dance circle
er-tribal dances where
will be honored.
ent will feature the
ed FiddleWorks Keili
aying 19th Century
in music; -traditional
and .Pioneer skills
tory items; and food
as well as daily
I raffle drawings and
sing auctions after the
entry fees apply, but
is waiving the fee for
groups; $4 per single
t vehicle; $5 per
holding 2-8 people;
ent, is organized by,
., Inc an all volunteer
3) public charity.
park'is located at 410
no Park Road, High
From 1-75 take exit
to US-441 south, go
miles and turn left
SSprite Loop which
ntage road. Take the
t onto Bible Camp
d then a right into the
State Park entrance.
54.55N x 82.34.52W.
lachuaPolice departmentt the outstanding Alachua'
Jlice Reports ; County Warrant.
SWarrant Arrest Shoplifting On Oct.
Pp Oct. 11, ofcers -were 12, officers responded to
,tempting to make contact Hitchcocks Foodway in
Juth Tatiana Lane in reference to a shoplifting
reference to anbutstanding incident. Contact was
warrant. Offices observed made with the suspect who
Lane's vehide leadingg was identified as Arthur
southbound ca US HWY Bonnet. Bonnet was found
441 in Alaclua. Contact to have left the store with
as made wth Lane who several items that he did
aae a false name to the not pay for. Bonnet was
officers. Another. officer arrested and charged with
who was familiarr with retail theft.
earrine( on'scene and
sitively notified her as Narcotics A'rest On
ana Le. lane was Oct. 14, officer Jonathon
s t-quefl arrest d on Bennett was conducting
S:an increased patrol. of the
LAST 3 DAYS
County Administration Building
12 IE 1st St., Gainesvllle
Milhopper Road Branch Library
3146 NW 43rd St., Gainesville
M Tover Road Branch Library
30:P SW75th St., Gainesville
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
October 28th, 29th & 30th
9AM to 5PM
britpicture and signature Identification
Votet your precinct between 7am-7pm
on Eletion Day, Tuesday, November:2, 2010
Alchua County Supervisor of Elections
TITTT)T T -1/TTTtrIrT'TTC1
area known as the "Tree."'
Office Bennett observed a
black male,.subject throw
a cigar tube on the ground
and' walk away. Officer
Bennett picked up the tube
and found three' pieces
of crack cocaine located
inside. Officer Bennett
made contact with the
subject who was identified -
as Richard' Addison.
Addison was arrested and
charged with possession
of cocaine and drug
Visit alligatorfest.org for
* FREE Fall Celebration
& Magic Show will -be
held Oct. 31 starting at
5 p.m. at North Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church. A
fun, festive, faith-filled and
family-friendly evening that
will include a weenie roast,
hay rides, candy, games and
will top off with Illusionist
and Comedian Jim Chester.
Make plans now to bring
the whole family! For more
information, feel free to
contact Ronda at outreach@
npgbc.info. The church is
located at 25330 NW CR 239,
* High Springs
Community Blood Drive
will be conducted Saturday,
Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. 4
p.m. in the Winn-Dixie Plaza
parking lot, north Highway
441. The blood drive
sponsored by High Springs
Masonic Lodge #137. Free
hot dogs and soda. All donors
receive a recognition item,
screening and are entered to
win an iPad. Drawing will be
held Oct. 31.
* The Knights of
Columbus will have a first
fish fry on Friday, Oct. 29
from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at St.
Madeleine Catholic Church
in High Springs. The menu
includes fish, corn on the
cob, cole slaw, french fries
and cheese grits. All this for
$7 for adults and $3.50 for
So come on out and enjoy
a great meal and help support
the many charitable-activities
of the Knights. The church
is'located:at 17155 Highway
441 and if you need more,
information, contact Dick
Williams at 386-462-5697.
* North Central Florida
holds meetings the second
Wedl4sday of every month
at,. 11:30 *a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Shoney's on Archer Road in
* Haven Hospice
hosts Fall Love and
Domestic Battery On
Oct. 17, officers responded'
to a local residence in
reference to a domestic
battery. Upon arrival,
contact was made with the
suspect who was identified
as Monroe Lewis. Lewis
was arrested and charged
with domestic battery,
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Volunteer Services Manager
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* First Baptist Church of
Archer is celebrating 90 years
of service in the community.
Nov. 7 the church
will host a homecoming
begins at 10 a.m. The service
will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The guest speakers are Rev.
Jim Johnson (Justapreacher
Ministries) and Rev. Andy
Cook (Bronson Road Baptist
Bring a covered dish
for the fellowship dinner
following the worship service.
For more information, call the
church office 352-495-2225
or check out the Web site
* ABLAZE Evangelism
Ministry will be hosting its
Fall Kidz Krusade at Deese
Park in Fort White, Fla.
on Saturday, Nov. 13.The
party starts at 12 noon" and
goes until 5 p.m. The day will
include hot dogs, hamburgers,
snow cones, and cotton
candy. There will be singing
groups and puppet shows
on the stage, games for the
kids, clowns, face painting,
balloons, a bounce house,
crafts for the kids vendors
selling crafts and items, and
tons of furL for the entire
family. For more information
or to register for a table,
contact Jay Cochenour at
* The Marine Corps
League Gator Detachment
990 invites the public to
the 235th Marine Corps
Birthday Ball, Saturday,
Nov. 6 at the Hilton
University of Florida
Conference Center. Cost
is $30 per person. At 5:15
p.m. Social Hour, 6 p.m.
Corps Birthday Ceremony,
6:45 p.m. Banquet Dinner,
7:45 p.m. Awards and
Entertainment. Tickets are
only available in advance.
Contact Bob Bamas of the
Gator Detachment 990 at
* First Baptist Alachua
is hosting their annual Fall
Festival on Oct. 30, from 7
to 8:30 p.m. There will be
free games, food, and candy.
This year the Andrews Family
Band will be providing music
and Auntie Bear is hosting
story time. We hope to see
your family there!
on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6
p.m. The memorial is open
to anyone in the community
who has lost a loved one.
Attendees are encouraged to
bring pictures and mementos
of loved ones that can be
placed on our Table of
Memories. Refreshments will
be served. Registration is not
required. The Haven Hospice
E.T. York Care Center is
located at 4200 NW 90th
Boulevard., Gainesville. For
more information, call 352-
* St. Madeleine Catholic
Church will hold its annual
flea market on Nov. 6 from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Over. 70 vendors are
expected to be selling their
wares and local residents are
encouraged to take advantage
of the flea market to get rid of
Breakfast and lunch will
be served by the Knights
of Columbus and Lilly's
Country store and the garden,
book and toy shops will all be
Vendors are encouraged
to sign up early for one of
the 12' X 12' spaces that are
available for $15 each.
The flea market will. be
held on the church grounds
located at 17155 NW Hwy.
441 in High Springs.
Call the church office at
386-454-2358 to rent a space
or for more information.
* Volunteer opportunities
are available at Hospice of
the Nature Coast, which will
conduct its next General
Orientation. Class for New
Volunteers on Tuesday,
Nov. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. at.150 N. Main
Street, High Springs.,.This
class prepares yvplgnteers t..
help in the organization's
offices, assist in its Thrift &
Gift Shoppes and participate
in community outreach work.
Those who wish to assist
patients and their families
will also need to complete
the Patient Support Training
Class scheduled for Thursday,
Nov. 4, at 9 a.m.
To reserve your space in
one or both of these classes,
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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
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Long road ahead to find new manager
made out to the former
city manager as soon as the
agreement was signed into
Drumm will also retain
city health insurance,
including family coverage,
for the next six months, and
the city gave him a neutral
reference letter for future
Under the, agreement,
Drumm fully releases and
settles any and all claims
related to his employment
with the city.
Before casting his
vote last Thursday,
Travis, who was the only
one to vote against Mayor
Bill Coughlin's motion to
terminate the city manager
several weeks ago, said
he still thinks the mayor's
move was "ship-shod and
fool-hardy," and he didn't
think Drumm should go.
But because he
submitted his resignation,
Travis said he would vote
to approve it.
The letter Drumm
sent contained only two
"I, James D. Drumm,
hereby resign as City
Manager and City Clerk of
the City of High Springs
effective October 21, 2010
at the close of business. It
has been an honor to have
served the City of High
Parham was working as
City Deputy Clerk under
Drumm until the Sept. 27
meeting when Coughlin
made the motion to fire him.
The commission placed
him on paid leave and
appointed her to oversee
Hill said he'd like to
see her take the position
permanently, but he knows
she doesn't want to, and he
"She's a very capable
young lady," he said.
"She's very quiet in
her manner, but she's very
efficient in what she does."
Now Drumm is gone,
and Parham is for the
time being acting City
Manager. And because
two commission seats
are up for election on
Nov. 2, the majority of
agree it's pointless to talk
about selecting a new city
manager until after the
HAWTHORinuedom page City to make deep cuts
news to the commission general fund had already Disgruntled comments
that the document contained been obligated, leaving from residents were in
major mistakes. little excess to be used response to what they see
Although the elsewhere. Now with the as poor planning and the
commission passed a transfers from utilities failure of the commission
budget that was presented as scaled back, expenses in the to listen.
balanced, Daniel estimates city's various departments "I love Hawthorne,
that the city is actually in a are weighing on the already we all do. That's why
deficit of nearly $400,000 depleted general fund. we need to fight for it,"
when calculating the The commission has not Commissioner DeLoris
missing utility transfers and yet found a remedy for the Roberts said.
other errors. Seemingly, quandary in which they find Smyth is aiming to have
the only way to shore up themselves, but at least one a new proposed budget for
the shortfall would be commissioner has vowed the commission by Nov.
an increase in taxes or not to increase the burden 8. The commission and
substantial cuts across the on the city's residents, residents alike offered their
board. Smyth did not have "We will not be sentiments that the next
line-by-line cuts proposed raising any taxes for the proposed budget should not
as of Tuesday's meeting. citizens of Hawthorne," be passed, however, until
Smvth had presented Commissioner 'Matthew a third party reviews the
Five candidates are
vying for the open two
seats. Coughlin is running
for reelection for the seat he
currently holds while Hill,
who was appointed, is not
The new commission
will be seated Nov. 18. Until
then, four of the five current
they don't plan on bringing
up the issue of who should
Coughlin could not be
reached for comment.
Davis agreed that Parham is
doing a good job. It seems,
he said, that everything is
Hill, as well as
Travis, noted that the
process to find a permanent
replacement will be a
lengthy one, and once it
begins, it's going to take
And Travis stressed that
the city commission should
take time to figure out what
it wants before it starts
# # # :
It seemed a general
consensus among the
commission that cuts would
be made to the budget;
rather than raising taxes to
At least one' resident
said news of the financial
mishap was enough to
make his wife want to sell
their home and move out of
"I never thought my
wife would be ready to
move out of Hawthorne,
but she is now," Wayne
Shaw, a long-time resident,
said. "She told me to put it
up on the market whenever
TIe budget still needs a
fix foi the deficits in water
and wastewater Atilities,
shuffling expenditures from
the utilities to the general
fund and describing how
all of the expenditures will
be covered with the limited
funds Hawthorne has at its
must now find out hov
they're going to deal witl
the possible $400,00(
deficit that is weighing or
the small town of about
# # #
High Springs to face loaded ballot
By GLENN COINE
HIGH SPRINGS Voters in the City of
High Springs will have their plates full with
decisions to make on Tuesday.
Between the city commission
candidates, the city charter amendments and
the numerous state and county candidates
and issues, the ballot High Springs citizens
will see on Nov. 2 has more than 30 items to
vote on, four of which are strictly local.
Only city residents can vote on these
items, which include the two commission
seats up for election and two proposed
amendments to the city charter.
Mayor Bill Coughlin, who is running
for reelection, currently occupies one of the
opening seats, and Commissioner John Hill,
who was appoirited to replace Diane Shupe
when she resigned mid-term, occupies the
Hill is not running in this election.
Coughlin's four opponents in the race
for city office are Bob Barnas, Linda Clark
Gestrin, Sue Weller and Byran Williams.
The candidates with the highest and
second highest number of votes will take
seat on the commission Nov. 18.
Recently, they shared their views with
each other and a public audience during an
hour-long question-and-answer forum at the
High Springs New Century Womens Club.
The two charter amendments that will be
on the ballot next week were both submitted,
with unanimous approval from the current
commission, as issues that should be left to
the voters to decide.
Ad Valorem Tax Exemption," and if passed,
it would grant the city commission authority
to offer tax exemptions to new or expanding
businesses for as long as they operate in
If the amendment is voted into law, it
will expire after 10 years, at which point the
city commission could put it out to voters
again to reinstate it.
"Proposed Amendment to the City.
of High Springs Charter-Number 1" is
the not-so-informative title of the second
amendment item, which consists of revising
the process for filling vacancies on the city
The proposal originated with a
suggestion from Vice Mayor Eric May, who
said voters should have the final say on how
elected positions are filled.
If approved, it would require that if a
commissioner were to step down or die, and
there were more than six months remaining
before the next regular election, a mandatory
special election must be held to fill the vacant
seat for the remainder of its term.
.If there were fewer than six months
remaining, the remaining commissioners
could choose to appoint someone to fill the
position until the next regular election, or the
commission may choose to appoint someone
to the position until the special election.
Currently, the city charter calls for the
remaining commissioners to appoint a
replacement until the next regular election
and does not require a special election.
This was the process by which John
Hill was appointed, which resulted from the
commission's initial failure to agree on a
replacement for Shupe.
The rules set forth by this amendment
would alleviate the commission's
responsibility to decide and potentially
avoid similar problems in the future.
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CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
The City of High Springs is currently accepting applications
for appointment to the following Boards and Committees:
Plan Board- 2 Positions
Members will review amendments to the land use and
zoning maps; review and recommend developments;
hear and consider code variances.
Code Enforcement Board 3 Positions. 2 Members and
Members review cases and determine compliance
with city codes; hear testimony; declare fines and/or
corrective measures allowed by law.
Housing Needs & Imp. Committee 3 Positions.
2 Members & 1 Alternate
Committee will be responsible for addressing sub-
Sstandard and affordable housing needs.
Parks & 'Recreation Advisory Bd. 3 Positions.
2 Members & 1 Alternate
Members needed for a recreation advisory committee to
inventor and survey current and future recreation needs.
Members will also provide input into the County-Wide
Recreation Master Plan.
Tree Board 2 Positions
Members review the conditions of canopy trees
in rights-of-way and city parks; recommend tree
protection/planting policies; determine trees unsafe and
authorize tree removal.
Mayor's Youth Council 5 Positions
Members advise the Mayor and City Commission
on policies and programs related to youth interests.
Members are given an opportunity to learn city
government operations and public policies. Open to
students currently in the grades 8 12.
Applications may be obtained Monday through Friday,
8:00 4:30, from City Hall, 110 NW 1st Avenue, High
Springs, Florida 32643. To be appointed, applicants must
be a resident of the City of High Springs with the exception
of the Housing Needs and Improvement Committee which
does permit two non-city residents. Applications will
be due by November 15, 2010. The High Springs City
Commission will make appointments of the successful
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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCE TO
INTO THE CITY OF
The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance on November 08, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. The hearing
will be held at the City Hall in the James A. Lewis City Commission
chambers, located at 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida.
The ordinance title is as follows:
ORDINANCE 10 26
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
ALACHUA, FLORIDA TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LANDS LYING
CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CORPORATE LIMITS
OF THE CITY; PROVIDING THAT ALL EXISTING LAWS,
ORDINANCES, RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL APPLY
IN SAID AREA; PROVIDING THAT THE PROPERTY LAND
INHABITANTSARE SUBJECT TO EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS
AND LIABLE FOR TAXATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE (TAX PARCEL NUMBERS 03024-000-000, 03024-001-000,
03024-002-000, 03024-003-000, 03024-004-000, 03045-000-000,
03046-000-000, 03046-005-000, 03047-000-000, 03047-001-000,
03047-001-001, 03047-001-002, 03047-001-003, 03047-001-004,
03047-001-005, AND 03048-002-000)
At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed ordinance
and related materials are available for public inspection at the Planning
and Community Development Department, or at the Office of the City
Clerk, 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, on any regular business day between
the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City
Commission meeting. Written comments on the proposed ordinance
may be sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning
and Community Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616.
Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in
order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you will
need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should
call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the
public hearing. d:
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OF ORDINANCE TO
INTO THE CITY OF
The City of Alachua City Commission will hod a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on November 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The
hearing will be held at the City Hall in the Jaries A. Lewis City
Commission chambers, located at 15100 N.1 142nd Terrace,
The ordinance title is as follows:
ORDINANCE 10 27
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OFALACHI, FLORIDA,
EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS (F THE CITY
OFALACHUA, FLORIDA TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LANDS
LYING CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CORPORATEE
LIMITS OF THE CITY; PROVIDING THATAILEXISTING
LAWS, ORDINANCES, RULES AND REGULATIONS
SHALL APPLY IN SAID AREA; PROVIDING THAT
THE PROPERTY LAND INHABITANTS AIE SUBJECT
TO EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS AND LKBLE FOR-
TAXATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (TAX
PARCEL NUMBER 05899-001-000)
At the public hearing, all interested parties may appde and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies dthe proposed
ordinance and related materials are available for pdfic inspection
at the Planning and Community Development De rtment, or at
the Office of the City Clerk, 15100 N.W. 142nd Irrace, on any
regular business day between the hours of 7:30 a.4 to 6:00 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meiing. Written
comments on the proposed ordinance may I sent-to the
following address: City ofAlachua, Planning ad Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. btice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, tqt in order to
appeal any decision made at these public hearings'ou will need
to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accorance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons w. a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to p cipate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk at (386)418-61 x 101 at least
48 hours prior to the public hiring. 1 ,
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the commission, however,
with cuts to transfers from
utilities to the city's other
departments. The so-called
"utilities allocations," also
known as transfers from
utilities into other city
departments, had been
scrapped altogether. Much
of the money that was to
be taken out of the different
utility funds is now being
withdrawn from the general
commissioners have their
work cut out for them as
they take on the tedious
task of determining where
to find the money or what
to cut. Revenues into the
ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010 A5
Gardeners 'plant' new
shed with donations
GLENN COINEIAlachua County Today
The new tool sled in the High Springs' downtown community garden was made
possible by donations from the community. The shed will house tools, seeds and
how-to books cn organic gardening.
By (IENN COINE
: HIGH SPRIBGS Standing on what
used to be just another patch of dirt, there's
a one-room, sigle-story structure nestled
in a shady cmer of the High Springs'
downtown connunity garden.
The new tod shed has been there about
a month now, md it was built completely
with donation from the community.
,-. There's nr a chip or crack to be found
in the fresh (cat of lemonade-colored paint
on its walls and the double French doors
open to real the smell of bare wood still
ro,, lingering ii the less than 20 square feet of
S Soonhe proud little shedwill be filled
with too, seeds arid a miniature library of
how-to material on organic gardening.
.. MariAntela is the coordinator for both
, ., of the city's community gardens locations:
S this on downtown and the one in the
The program started four years ago in
conjunction with the city farmers market.
Its purpose, she said, is to give High
Springs residents a place to grow whatever
they want, and to teach them how to do it
Residents and 16cal businesses
contributed money to fund the shed at
the downtown garden, and Lowe's Home
Improvement donated the doors.
The gardens, as well as the gardeners
themselves, depend on the support and
generosity of the community, Antela
Recently, a group of volunteers from
a local church spent a day working at the
The coordinator beamed with
appreciation and gratitude as she explained
how helpful they were, especially for
the many seniors who have plots there,
and aren't able to do the more strenuous
physical labor themselves.
It's great to see people get excited
about the gardens, she said.
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* Charter Amendment 6 doesn't only allow
non-partisan elections it ABOLISHES the State
Constitutional Officers and replaces them with
County Charter Officers.
* Amendment 6 will not produce "More Efficient
Government" or "Improved Services" .
* Charter Amendment 6 Will ABOLISH your
Constitutional Offices and bring them under the
Alachua County Charter.
*Vote NO on 6 to maintain a clear "Separation of
Power" and "Checks and Balances",
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Focus on reducing crushing taxation.
Concentrate on increasing jobs.
Dispense with career politicians who
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Collectors items worth up to $1,000
of a collection of autographed "I was excited to sel
photos purchased by. the City of the complex because I
Newberry. have them set up where
The collection includes 11 could enjoy them and I c
signed and framed pictures see them, too," he said.
that measure 2 feet by 3 feet. The memorabilia
The featured athletes are Joe estimated to be worth
Montana, Billie Jean King, Stan $35( and $1,000 each
Musial, Wilt Chamberlain, John Smith of Home Cour
Havlicek, Max Schmeling, Joe in Gainesville.' Altho
Louis, Jack Dempsey, Gene city decided to forego p
Tunney, Eddie Arcaro, Rod have the pieces authi
Laver, Max Baer and the Original he said that after comp
Celtics team. signatures, he believed
The city purchased the be real.
memorabilia from Bob Britton, Richard Blalock, Ne
of Newberry, for a total of parks and recreation
$500. Britton, who is an archery said that he is excited
instructor at ENSC, said he pictures going up becau
acquired them after the death will look really nice in 1
of a close friend who was once and hopefully the kids
a guard for the San Francisco the older.athletes and st<
49ers. He decided to sell the questions."
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had room to display them after E-mail ahill@alachuato
moving to a smaller home.
Continued from page Al Agreement
in the cost of power is the
fuel cost, half of which will
be calculated on GRU's
retail fuel charge and the
remaining half on the
average price of natural gas
for the last three days of
each month as published by
NYMEX then multiplied by
GRU's heat rate for natural
gas'combustion. In prior
arrangements, the natural
gas price component was
based on the price of
natural gas only on the last
day of the month, leading
to a higher rate of volatility.
Both New and consultant
William Herrington of
WHH Enterprises said
the City of Alachua has
substantial exposure to the
1 them to
HIGH SPRINGS: P'
ContinuedGHfrom page A Police reports tell of 'flasng' antics at firehouse
Continued from page Al 1 ~L ~V C CLV lllll ~I~ a ICIU)
According to city policy and
the Florida Firefighters Bill of
Rights, he is on administrative
leave with pay pending the results
of the ongoing administrative
investigation by the High Springs
When he reported the
incident, he named Steele and
Lewis as the culprits, and Riggall
subsequently placed them both on
immediate suspension pending
According to HSPD, Steele
admitted to being the exhibitionist
in the photo, and Lewis said he
was the one who took it, but they
insisted Steele never actually
touched the other man's head or
After the initial complaint,
another firefighter came forward
saying he'd been the victim of a
similar incident involving Steele
Both of them told police
they did not remember what the
second accuser was talking about.
On Oct. 4 after lodging the
complaint, the firefighter said the
alleged incident happened several
months ago, and he signed a
form indicating "intent not to
Lewis and Steele resigned
Lewis was a full-time
firefighter, and he had worked for
the City of High Springs for about
three years, Riggall said.
Steele started as a volunteer
at the department, and became a
part-time employee about three
years ago. He is still a full-time
employee witl Gainesville Fire
According to the City of
Gainesville. human resources
office, he was hired there in
Despite growing media
coverage about the situation,
when GFR Deputy Chief
to take effect Jan. 1.
natural gas sector which
could lead to volatility
and considerable and
uncontrollable increases if
those rates go up.
That's a scenario
Herrington seems to think
is a foregone conclusion
since natural gas has been
on an 18-month decline.
He suggested the City
consider locking, in at
least some of its projected
natural gas usage over the
next few years to avoid a
massive increase should
The City of Alachua has
some of the lowest power
costs when compared to
other cities in Florida.
Over the last year or so,
Alachua's power cost has
averaged out to $73.38
per megawatt hour. Other
utilities had costs between
$82.37 and $104.78 per
Herrington said Alachua's
new agreement won't bring
the lowest rates'in the state,
but they should remain
among the lowest and are
small size compared to
other utilities. He estimates
that Alachua will have an
average rate of $71.04 or
Tim Hayes was contacted for
comment on the issue, he said he,
hadn't heard anything about it.
He said had he known about
it sooner, he would already be
investigating whether Steele
should face any consequences as
a City of Gainesville employee.
But Hayes did say it was
surprising to hear this about
Steele, who he said is nothing like
that when he's on duty at GFR.
"He's a pretty quiet guy."
Though the police reports are
public record, the full details from
the administrative investigation
won't be leased until the matter
Riggall said he anticipates
a 30-day window until the
investigation should be
concluded, ut that could change.
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less pei megawatt hour in
the nex fiscal year under
The contract is awaiting
approval from the
Commission, which is
expected to review the
matter ati Nov. 18 meeting.
If approved, the agreement
would gointo effect Jan. 1,
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INTO THE CITY Or
The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on November 8, 2010, at 6:30 p.t. The
hearing will be held at the City Hall in the James A. Lewl City
Commission chambers, located at 15100 N.W. 142nd Terace,
The ordinance title is as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OFALACHUA, FLORIDA
EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CIT~
OFALACHUA, FLORIDA TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LANDS
LYING CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CORPORATE
LIMITS OF THE CITY; PROVIDING THAT ALL EXISTING
LAWS, ORDINANCES, RULES AND REGULATIONS
SHALL APPLY IN SAID AREA; PROVIDING THAT
THE PROPERTY LAND INHABITANTS ARE SUBJECT
TO EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS AND LIABLE FOR
TAXATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (TAX
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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed
ordinance and related materials are available for public inspection
at the Planning and Community Development Department, or at
the Office of the City Clerk, 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, on any
regular business day between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.n
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting. v,'iiite
comments on the proposed ordinance may be sent to the
following address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to
appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you will need
to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order .to participate in this
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48 hours prior to the public hearing.
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Law enforcement teaming
up for DUI violations
Alachua County Today
- The Alachua County
Sheriff's Office, Florida
Highway Patrol, High
Springs Police Department,
Alachua Police Department,
University f Florida
Police Department and the
Waldo Police Department
are participating in'a DUI
checkpoint and saturation
detail on Saturday, Nov.
1'from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m.
The location will be in the
Waldo area. Motorists using
this area are encouraged to
slow down and be aware of
law enforcement working
in and near the roadway.
The focus of the detail will
be enforcing the various
traffic laws pertaining to
Citizens with questions
about the detail can contact
the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office at 352-367-
4000 and ask to speak with
the Traffic Safety Unit.
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More projects in the works
By AMANDA HILL
NEWBERRY On Monday
evening, The Newberry City
Commission evaluated plans for three
different park projects that have been
proposed for construction the city.
The first two, Triangle Park and
Martin Luther King Jr. Community
Center, will be funded by Wild Spaces
Public Places (WSPP), a county-wide
one-half cent sales tax program that
was approved by voters in 2008.
City Manager Keith Ashby
said that the city was given around
$475,000 to work with and after
purchasing the land for the community
center for $15,000, it ended up
with $460,000 for both projects. He
said that since WSPP is a two-year
program that will end in December,
there will not be much more money
coming in from it.
Upon request of the commission,
Paul Stressing, of the architecture firm
Stressing and Associates, focused on
ways that the projects could be scaled
back to work with the limited funds.
He presented the commission with a
shopping list of different features that
could be added or deducted from the
master plans of the two parks.
Stressing provided five different
options for Triangle Park, ranging
from the most expensive at $511,500,
to the least expensive at $271,000.
The options showed the price changes
that would come about by including
or excluding elements of the park
such as an amphitheater, a 24-space
parking lot, a playground, picnic
pavilions, a pond, bathroom facilities,
grills, benches, nature trails and a
Commissioner Lois Forte said
that she envisioned the park as a place
where family reunions and birthday come to town for the ballpark and
parties would take place. She said that other local attractions such as the
she was not willing to lose important Easton Newberry Sports Complex,
parts of the park like the playground Gatorback Cycle Park, Canterbury
and the picnic pavilions. Equestrian Showplace and Gator
"I have been trying and trying football games.
since '86 to get this park," she said. Shuler said that the park would
Stressing presented two different be built in three phases and would
options for the community center. eventually have 245 units. He said
The first was 4,000 square feet and they plan for it includes a clubhouse,
would cost $400,000. It had a parking a laundry room, a pool, showers and
lot, a sidewalk and an outside pavilion batting cages.
in the front. The building included a "A park like this is well-setup to
wrap-around porch, a computer area, accommodate the shortcoming needs
a kitchen and -a lounge. The second that we're getting ready to face if
option was 2,692 square feet and Nations Ballpark does go through,"
was priced at $296,200. It cut costs Shuler said.
by eliminating the computer center, Some residents who live near
pavilion, parking lot and sidewalk. the future sites of the parks came to
Stressing, said that his estimates the meetings to voice .their concerns
for both projects were on the high end about problems that could arise.
and did not take money that could be Wendy DeVito said that she was
saved by, community donations into worried about the safety ofpedestrians
consideration. Still, as Commissioner who will be walking down the road
Farnsworth commented at the Aug. to get to the ballpark. She strongly
23 commission meeting, it seems that encouraged the commission to make
the city has the money for one project sure there was a trolley system to take
and is trying to build two. people to and from the park.,
"You're going to have to bite Jordan Marl6we, whose family
the bullet with this one and come up farm is nearby where the parks will
with your priorities," Ashby told the be built, said that he was concerned
commission, about the extra traffic that the ballpark
A different kind of a park was the will bring. .
subject of discussion at a board of "I'm going to have a lot of-people
adjustment meeting held immediately honking at me when I'm trying to get
after the commission meeting. my hay down the road," he said.
Commissioners heard plans for an RV Marlowe also. wanted to know if
park that would go in next to Nations there would be buffers for the noise
Ballpark. The commission granted a and lights that would come from the
conditional zoning exception to Barry; park. He said that while he did not
and Carlene Green, the owners ofthe .want to sta.d in the way of prgress,
88-acre property where th krlgkis' he wasworried, ut kenghe
planned to be built. look and eel of Newberry, which is
Mike Shuler was at the meeting, '~LC~i uiIur.". ,1 -*i
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HEARING BY CITY
Notice is hereby given that the proposed---
ordinances whose titles hereafter appear+
will have a second reading on the 8th day,1,
of November, 2010, at the Regular City,,
Commission meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.;:
or as soon after as may be heard, in the City
Commission Chambers at City Hall 16870 SWI"
134th Avenue Archer, Florida. A copy of said' .
ordinances may be inspected by any member;
of the public at the Office of the City Manager, I
at the above Address. All interested parties.,
may appear and be heard with respect to the.A:
Ordinance No. 09-2010 ,
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 7-5 OF I
THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF i
ARCHER; RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS'
OF CANDIDATES FOR THE CITY COMMISSION'"
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING't
ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.,,
Ordinance No. 10-2010
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO WATER
SERVICE; AMENDING CHAPTER 21, PART II,
SECTIONS 21-28 THROUGH SECTION 21-3a,
OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY:.
OF ARCHER, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE TIME-
PERIOD FOR THE IMPOSITION OF A LATE.'
PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;'
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICTi;
AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE-
All interested persons are invited to attend and be' .
heard. Written comments may be filed with the City'
Managers Office'for consideration. In addition to
any other comments, interested persons are invited-
to submit comments on whether the proposal wilL
have a significant impact on the cost of housing .
All persons are advised that, if they decide to
appeal any decision made at this public hearing or--
meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings,-
and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record 6f the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon whiph the appeal is to be based.
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inthe town, the Douglas, the ball park, the
.soccer field and more. We make the Rotary,
the Kiwanis, the Chamber and others the
guardians of our town's resources. It could
go further. But little steps first.
The war must stop. We must work
together. And embrace a "Fresh Start."
We will, we must, make it happen
High Springs, Fla.
are making further improvements upon Drumm got raw deal
their real property. The actual amount of My name is Bruce Borders; my family
property taxes that will be exempt and the goes back more than seven generations
term of any exemption will be decided on in this area, and I am proud to call High
a case by case basis at the discretion of the Springs my home. I have gone all over the
City Commissioners. United States doing Civil War Reenactment
With the troubles in the commercial real and battles, medittal, vst.sitkiobrouth,
estate market and the economy in general, Indian battles and POW events, 'and
his is a valuable tool that is available wherever I go I let people know Iam from
io the governing bodies of other nearby a little community in North Florida called
communities but not to High Springs High Springs..
Commissioners. Should an existing High I go all over the United Sttes with my
Springs business need more space, it can Riderless Horses honoring, and inmemqory
be encouraged to invest back into the of, our America heroes fire and rescue,
community instead of moving. Similarly, law enforcement and military.. These great
a business that would benefit the High American heroes inade America and High
Springs residents could be encouraged Springs what it is today, and this is Why we
ko invest and build in the community. still have our freedom. I do all of this free.
The ability to help maintain the existing My biggest and best sponsors are right
businessess and encourage other businesses here in High Springs: Chief Jfim Troiano
o come into High Springs would help our of the High Sp s Police Department
local economy in the form of increased job and Captain Bruce Gillingha ofthe High
opportunities and eventual increased tax Springs Fire Department.
base. Accordingly, we urge the residents The reason I am writing this letter is
bf High Springs to vote for the Economic Mr. Drunm.
Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption. It does not matter the day or time, if
Brent Baris the weather is gdod or bad; I can call these
High Springs Chamber of Commerce people a4d they wilLfill up my truck and
Economic Development Manager assist with money for the trip there and
back money out of their'own pockets, not
High Springs residents should the City of High Springs.,
work together I was'one of the first people to meet
S w h b a l p i Mr. Drumm six years ago. I found him to
. This week has been a low point in the be fair and he had an open dooT policy and
life of High Springs, yet as a Phoenix we n n n
will come back. was always willing to, listen. We didn't
This last week I watched the events always agree, but I have to give him credit
imfold as Jim Drumm resigned. The because he would listen to what I had to
backers of each side drew their lines in the say. I believe he.had the best interest of
and and this battle came to an end. With our businesses, community, and citizens.
and and is be tte cam tho an endW. With Nobody is perfect, especially our city
Spromis e om many that e -w .~ c isasn in High Springs,.but I believe
continue. ,-' ct
SAt the Woman's Club last week I MtPr nnid his best.
Mr. Drumm assisted the Standing
related a story of the water fountain that Mr. Dru assisted the Standing
United as Americanis Riderless Horses
did not work; it was a small thing, a little s i e
thing. I was embarrassed that our city program. Iis policy was that the fire and
police departments could take part in
could not at least find the money or people funer, parades;harity and benefits and
deal with t issue r funerals, parades, charity. and. benefits and
to deal with this issue. .
Since the night of th Wian's Club living.istoi within a 50-mld radius. He
event I have once again tadk tmainy and. gved.abou.hie 'l y. a4 A.~vrki.onate
t I he o a and he cared about bur veterans He saw
then heard of new issues now facing our to it that all our commtnitiestithe area
fire department. This ihs been a week of kw t that H-gh Slgs cared about them
those good and bad and.ugly momentss. .an ew hat High Sddgs cared asout them
As I felt we ha"ad -,as d ^ what they did. He wasthere for the
As felt we '.a. rai -i. ad wa families with critical needs, whether a
baring my feeling with i leader at the
ionsClub, a great idea emerged. Hemade medical emergency, a chronic illness, an
Ssugs o cabration between te accident or to help out at Christmas to
a suggestion, of collaboration between the
stoy an, is clubs make sure children didn't go without.
fity and its clubs.
,ity an its clubs. Through a grant, Mr. Drumm helped the
Take the civic center park, he said. Throughgrant,Mr. Drummhelpedthe
'l it a sponsored park by the Lions elderly and the neediest in our community
Make it a sponsored park by the Lions obtain affordable h housing.
Club. Let its members come in as needed obtain affordable housing.
And maintain the restrooms and inspect These arejust a few things Mr. Drumm
.he grounds weekly, .id then report to has done for the city and community.
ro Mr Drumin is not perfect, and I don't
city staff. Get the *ater fountain fixed and r. r is nt eret, an don
agree with everything he says or does,
long the way the little thing that needs rt I beli eve thig he says or does
attention will be fixed. And as they do this, blie e got raw deal. he c
ive that makes them the commission made it sound as though.he
hvespo o m a plaquerk didn't do hisjob. I say show us the facts.
,'sponsor of the park. l pr e Sp
SThenwedothatwithalltheother-parks am still prad othe Sprins
community and God bless it.
First it was our city manager, next it
will be our police and fire departments.
So as citizens, let the city commissioners
know how we feel.
Bruce A. Border
High Springs, Fla
wrong to restrict our public waterways in
the manner being voted on in Ordinance
One. Instead, we were told our boats were
too loud and asked to install mufflers. We
gladly did. Airboater's are just ordinary
people. We respect our neighbors, support
our communities, and have a strong love
Support for Baird for nature and all it others. Ihe airboating
Our Alachua County Commission has community is no different from any other
for too long ignored the priorities of the community. There are those who are not
citizens. In particular Cynthia Chestnut respectful of their neighbors, but the vast
continues to waste taxpayers' money on majority are kind and considerate folks.
frivolous projects while neglecting public The airboating community together wrote
safety. Only after a huge outcry by the and adopted an Airboaters Code of Ethics
voters, in an election year, did she change and posted it at boat ramps to try to deter
her vote about the fire assessment. offending behavior.
Susan Baird is the choice of fiscal Though prices at the grocery store have
coer atwie"mna fo~~l pu *i eiWcally, the elderly reliant
safety. She is smart, response ad hones. on Social Security did not receive a cost
She is who we need to elect to the Alachua of living adjustment for the second year
County Commission. in a row. No matter your opinion of the
Laurie Newsom '. eating community, please vote No on
SGa'ievili FJ '~d nance One and allow me to continue
to'put food on my grandpa's table as I have
Job drain overseas continues for decades.
The Gawsville Sun published an .. April Sim
article describing' ongresW a Cl Hawthorn
Steam's visit to the Progress Corporate
Park hi-tech center in Alchua. as part of Incumbents Must Go Vote
the. "jobs tour" in his campaign fir re- for Susan Baird, County
election after 22 years intflhbeat. Commission, District 4
Specifically he'.., visited ; Let's retire career politician Cynthia
Invivo Diagnostic'Imaging, a business Chestnut and replace her with Susan Baird
producing :MRl components used in the as.ourcomniissioner for distri"4. Citizens
treatment of eba~tlefield~* ;mm .'- 'expect County Commissicpcs+ be good
This. tour was part of ti "'jobs, jobs, stewards of our tax dollars, set priorities
jobs" mantra of his campaign, as he touted that benefit all Alachua County's citizens,
his role in having come to the county in .and, manage spending accordingly. The
2006 to hand deliver a hige mock check '. present Comamission led by Chairperson,
for a half million dollars as a Depatment Chestnut, does none of these.
of Defense grant for the company, it is Chestnut has her priorities upside
now furnishing jobs for 620 people in the' down,, As a tax and spend, out-of-
area. control politician who has been in office
What 'the article neglected to say.: so long over 20 years she forgot she
was that two months after this display works for the people. She engineered
of Steams' job creating .prowess, the the Choices tax, supported the 5-cent gas
company's parent comipany.in Latham NY. tax and is now promoting 'an additional
was acquired by the Dutch company Royal sales tax. Chestnut is not bothered by the
Philips. Nor, of course, did it reflect the fact that Alachua County has the highest
fact that Philips, like other multi-national property taxes in Florida. She would cut
corporations with U.S. affiliates, is busily the sheriff's budget and add on a fire
engaged in enhancing the company's assessment fee (tax) rather than cut some
bottom line by transferring operations of her pet projects.
to other countries like India, where their Chestnut supports the stifling
labor costs are much lower. bureaucracy that discourages job creation.
So my question: Are the jobs created Her indifference to the need for decent
by the great job creator to be lost as yet roads clearly shows she is not solutions
more jobs are transferred abroad? Steams focused. She is insensitive to the safety
gave us jobs, but were they "job" jobs (in problems and vehicle damage caused by
the sense of stable ones)? several hundred miles of county roads
Jerry D. Rose filled with potholes and dirt roads that
Gainesville, Fla. desperately need paving. For these and
many other reasons related to her lack
of performance, I request your help in
The face behind the boat replacing Chestnut with Susan Baird.
I am your neighbor and I own an -: Susan Baird will work, to stop the
airboat. I am not rich but manage to pay relentless increase in taxation and
the bills. My grandpa turned 90 this year. promote a business friendly climate as a
Like many four elderly, my grandparents primary driver of job creation. Baird's
are dependant upon Social Security. By. no-nonsense approach will be a breath of
the time the insurance companies are paid,. fresh air in putting needs-based, common
money for food is scarce. My grandpa'd sense taxation and budgeting in place.
favorite food is frog legs. Our family must ..Please join me in supporting Susan
go at night on our airboat to get them for 'Baird for County .Commissioni District
him.-. 4 and begin the change to responsible
Over the years, the issue of airboat representation for our citizens. Vote'Baird
noise has been extensively studied and Nov. 2;
voted on by the Alachua County Board' Ron Thornton
:of Commissiosers-through .the Alachuap .' NewberryFa.
tCouity Waterway Masr' Pl"'.' "'*' LETtr RSB
commissioners determined it would be Continued on page A9
9 4 'I
Economic Development Ad,
Valorem Tax Exemption .;..:'!
S On behalf of the Hig i( s
chamberr of Commerce, I am wvdrtitg
jo convey our support of the Enomic
Development Ad Valorem Ta.1 Exemption
iat is on the ballot. In short, an affirmative
wte for the exemption will allow the City
Commissioners to grant incentives in the
form of property tax exemptions to new
businesses and to existing businesses that
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High Springs cracking
down on impaired
drivers Oct. 25 to 31
Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS -
The- High Springs Police
reminds the public that
while Halloween is a much-
anticipated fall tradition
that is enjoyed by people
of all ages, irresponsible
celebrating can quickly
spoil a fun evening. That
is why the HSPD will
be out cracking down on
Halloween impaired drivers
with an aggressive "Drunk
Driving. Over the Limit.
Under Arrest" enforcement
Halloween should be
a time for scary costumes,
trick or treating with the kids
and good family fun. But
has also become a very
dangerous and deadly night
of the year due to impaired
driving. According to the
National Highway Traffic
(NHTSA), 44 percent of all
highway fatalities across
the nation on Halloween
night) involved a driver
or a motorcycle i rider
with a Blood Alcohol
of .08 or higher. Drunk
driving continues to be
one of America's deadliest
problems. In 2006, 3,357
people were killed in motor
vehicle crashes. Of those,
926 people who were killed
had a driver or motorcycle
rider with a BAC of .08
or higher. For a safer
Halloween weekend, High
Springs Police Department
recommends these simple
Plan a safe way home
before the festivities begin.
please designate a sober
driver and give that person
If you're impaired,
use a taxi, call a sober
friend or family member,
or use public transportation
so you are sure to get home
safely. You can also contact
your HSPD and ask for a
ride home.. This call can
and will save someone's
If you happen tosee an
impaired driver on the road,
don't hesitate to contact
your local law enforcement
by dialing 911. Don't follow
too closely and try and
obtain the description of
the car and driver, direction
of travel and license plate
nightmares are simple
to avoid if you make
smart decisions. Never
drive under the influence.
Designate your sober driver
in advance. No exceptions.
Remember the phrase
"Drunk Driving, Over the
Limit. Under Arrest!"
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not job creation
Since Mr. Helle
indicated in a follow-
up letter to the Alachua
County Today in last week's
edition that he still did not
understand my reasoning in
regard to supporting
North Central Florida
(RTNCF) in bringing
an all volunteer home
rehabilitation program to
Alachua in the summer of
2011, I offer the following
additional comments for
First off, I encourage
Mr. Helle and other Alachua
citizens to review the
RTNCF website at www.
org or contact Ms. Melisa
Miller, RTNCF Executive
Director, at miller@
or 352-692-4973, to learn
about the volunteer home
rehabilitation mission of
this very fine organization
offered mostly for low-
income families and
RTNCF 2011 summer
program would have
brought "non-paid" teenage
volunteers from Alabama,
Florida and Georgia, and
several sponsors, toAlachua
to work on several homes of
low-income -and/or senior
citizens of Alachua who
would otherwise probably
not be able to afford having
their homes weatherized/
rehabilitated. There is
no charge for qualified
recipients of the services
provided by RTNCF.
As I stated in my Oct.
14 letter to the editor, this
volunteer work would
notkeep local residents from
job opportunities since this
initiative would only last
approximately two months
and is not even remotely
a jobs creation effort. It is
more of a humanitarian
initiative for those in need
and in teaching our youth,
America's next generation
of leaders, the value of
line item aspect of my
proposal... had my
approved during the FY
10/11 budget discussion, I
was going to recommend
$10,000 be moved from
the July 4, 2011, fireworks
budget line item to support
the RTNCF program and the
other $10,000 be garnered
in a joint city and RTNCF
fundraising effort. A total
of $20,000 would have
remained in the fireworks
budget line item which
brings thousands of visitors
to Alachua each year for
this one day celebration of
Although not totally
quantifiable as Mr. Helle
indicated, the "additional
revenue" that would have
been generated in Alachua
during this weatherization/
next summer would have
resulted from the teenage
volunteers and their
sponsors spending money
at local restaurants, grocery
stores, and other retail
outlets. In addition, and as
I understand it, a portion
of the $20,000 would have
been spent in the purchase
of building supplies from
local Alachua vendors
which is the normal practice
The "Return on
Investment" realized from
this summer program
in terms of financial
and social capital would
certainly have exceeded the
$20,000 investment due to
the previously mentioned
spending during the two
months the program would
have been provided as well
as the reduced utility bills of
the homes weatherized/
rehabilitated resulting in
more disposal income for
these families and seniors
in purchasing medicines,
food, and other items for
months and years to come.
I welcome the citizens
of Alachua to "keep me
on my toes" regarding
any of my opinions and
'actions. Therefore? thank
vin aoain Mr FHlle fnr
your concern for the "Good
Robert W. Wilford
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Al0 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY ADVERTISEMENT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
Debbie Boyd is defending our wayof life. She shares our
values of faith, family, hard work and doing what's right.
Debbie stands up to Tallahassee insiders and their special
interests-because she answers to us.
OPPOSING TAX HIKESAND BIGGER GOVERNMENT
Debbie co-sponsored a bill to repeal millions of dollars in motor vehicle tax hikes. She fought to
protect North Floridians from a big government mandated septic tank inspection program that our
citizens cannot afford. We don't need bigger government invading our lives and businesses.
[HB 99, 2010; SB 550, 2010]
SAFEGUARDING OUR WAFER AND SPRINGS
Debbie knows that the rivers and springs here in North Central Florida are essential to our way of
life. Debbie sponsored a bill every year for springs protection, and is leading the fight to keep our
water here where it belongs. [HB 299,2007; HB 31,2008; MB 593,2009, H 307,2010]
STANDING STRONG FOR OUR VALUES & SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Debbie is one of us, and she's proud to be our voice in Tallahassee. She is a strong supporter of
our second amendment rights, which is why she is endorsed by the National Rifle Association.
Debbie is a common-sense leader who understands' and lives by the values of faith, family, and
CREATING JOBS AND FIGHTING FOR FAMILY FARMERS
Debbie's top priority is to put our citizens back to work and help stimulate the economy. She won
access to tax incentives to help North Central Florida grow good jobs and she led the bipartisan
charge to strengthen the Greenbelt Law for family farmers.
[HB 843, 2010; HB 981, 2010]
ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010 BI
l l l Crime Stoppers Mosta /
Halloween will be here
in just a couple of days. Then
all of the little ghosts, goblins,
princesses, pirates and other
costumed trick-or-treaters will,
descend on Alachua County
with their candy bags in tow.
With all of the excitement
in the air, sometimes we can
forget to be cautious. Simple
common sense can go a long
way and gives parents a chance
to reinforce safety guidelines.
A message from the desk of
Sheriff Sadie Darnell
Take this opportunity to review
safety rules with your children.
Always have a grown-
up inspect your treats before
eating. Don't eat any candy that
is already opened. Remember
small pieces of candy are a
choking hazard for young
* STOP at the curb before
* LOOK left-right-left for
* WAIT for the proper
traffic signals AND be sure
the street is dbar before
crossing. Keep looking for
* WALK; don't run when
crossing thp street. Use
sidewalks. If there are no
sidewalks walk on the side
* STAY AWAY from parked
cars and don't run between
* DO NOT get in a stranger's
* WATCH to see if a car
is getting ready to move
(motor on, rear lights,
exhaust smoke, wheels
turning, person in the car)
* KNOW the area. Research
the area you plan to frick-
or-treat at the Florida
Department ..of Law
Offender and Predator
website at www.offender.
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the Intent to
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McCreary Black Male,
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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.
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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
Let us rejoice and give thanks
In the Gospel of Saint
Luke, we see lessons
we can learn from. For
example, look at the three
following verses and see
what they say:
Now when he had left
speaking, he said unto
Simon, Launch out into the
deep, and let down your
nets for a draught. And
Simon answering said unto
him, Master, we have toiled
all the night, and have
taken nothing: nevertheless
at thy word I will let down
the net. And when they had
this done, they enclosed a
great multitude of fishes:
and their net brake. (Saint
Luke, chapter 5:4-6)
These verses in Saint
Luke need to be an
encouragement to anyone
who's been laboring in
the cause of truth and
shown a picture of"fruitless
toil." Simon Peter clearly
states this when he tells the
Lord, "We have toiled all
the night, and have taken
nothing." These are words
that have been muttered
by the weary Christian
workman; the priest, the
evangelist, the teacher and
by most every Christian.
As Christians, we're all
ministers of God's Living
Word, the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. And any of us who
work toward bringing new
members into the Body of
Christ can get frustrated by
what seems at times to be
an unsuccessful ministry.
We can go through
different stages of emotion,
hopelessness and, when
things get really bad,
The workers can. get
so disenchanted they can
become discouraged and
have thoughts of quitting
the ministry. They think,
"It's useless for me to
go on; I'll lay down my
weapon. I can't work
with this soil, or it needs
someone with more skillful
hands than mine." It's
when such thoughts start
" i iiece
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THE VEN. JOHN E.
All Saints Anglican
A parish of the
running through the mind
of the laborer that the
Master sends a sign, which
in some way says, "Go,
labor on: toil on and faint
not." To the 'fishers of
men" he says, "Let down
your nets for a draught."
With this command from
our Lord we need to look to
the example of Christ-He
labored on diligently and
patiently under heavy and
God has provided those
things we need to work for
Christ and men. He's given
us the glorious fitness and
fullness of the Gospel and
the grace of God; and, He's
given us the presence and
the promised aid of the
Holy Spirit, and the great
value of the souls that we
truly want to save. But it's
always important for us to
listen for that Divine voice
when the going gets rough,
urging us to, "Go, labor
We can feel like it's
futile to keeping going,
to keep pushing on, like
Saint Peter felt. There
is nothing to be gained
by trying again, and we
should just go ahead
and leave the field. But
Christ's will is decisive.
We .can't go against it. "At
thy word I will let down
the net." That's the true
spirit of obedience. It is
easy and simple enough
to work for Christ when
we're given every possible
struggling at our post
even when subjected to
we believe it's the will
of our Lord that we keep
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striving and sowing. That's
the trying, the honorable,
and the acceptable thing
that Christians are to do.
To be successful may
mean that we change our
methods. Christ had the
fishermen launch out "into
the deep." They were
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likeliest waters. If -one
method doesn't seem to
w6rk we should try another,
and not to attribute failure
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own inadequacies. We can
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with confidence, we're
doing our very best in His
Name and in His cause.
'"And when they had
this done, they enclosed a
great multitude of fishes:
and their net brake."
Patient, obedient work
for Jesus Christ will most
certainly be rewarded.
"Refrain thine eyes from
tears, and thy voice from
weeping, for thy work shall
be rewarded We may
"go forth weeping," but
we shall doubtless "come
again with rejoicing. The
success may come after
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waiting and it may come
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expect. It may only come
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Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m.
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Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
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9:30 a.m. Sunday School 6:15 p.m. Youth (6th 12th grades)
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Church of Alachua Oct. 31 Deborah: A Trustworthy Judge
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443 Nov. 7 Puah and Shiphrah: Strangers
Pastor Dr. Adam Zele Among Foreigners
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister Nov. 14 Hannah: The Woman Wh
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S* Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
0o f Children's Church 10:30 a.m.
AemnMyofGod Tuesday: Youth Service 7 p.m.
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 am., Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386462-3390 18100 NW 262 Avenue
St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Rev. Jessie L. Steele, Pastor
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Morning Worship: 11 a.m.;
Church School 9:45 a.m.
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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.
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Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
Sunday School 9 am., Worship
Service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
Foundation Chapel Church
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Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6
p.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday:
YSB 7 p.m. Wednesday: Outreach
Fellowship Dinner 6 p.m.; General Piayer
Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150th Avenue, Alachua
Pastor WillieJ.McKnight, Sr. 462-2549
Reaching people whm they are"
2020 NE 15 Street
Pastor George and Gainesville
Lady Michele Dix (352) 336-8686
8 a.m.'- "Flying High" Morning Worship
9:30 a.m.- Sunday School
11 a.m. Morning Glory Worship
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12 noon- Noon Day Prayer
7 p.m. Prayer & Bible Study
7 p.m. Fourth Fridays
Ministries of Alachua
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)
Elders Nyron and LaShandra Jenkins
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chapter Eight- by Kay v
After learning about the gunpowder; Ben was eager to see Mr.
Adams, but he hadn't come to the livery in three days. Finally,
Ben made up his mind to go to the State House and look for
him. The building was not far away.
When things were quiet around the livery, Ben left and started
toward the big building where the convention was meeting.
When Ben got to the State House, the front door was locked.
Unsure about what to do, Ben banged on.the door as loudly
as he could. Immediately the door opened and a man stuck
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Swallowing hard, the young stable boy said that Mr. Ben Collins
wanted to.see Mr. John Adams. The man looked at Ben and then
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As quickly as he could, Ben told Mr. Adams about the mysterious
man and the gunpowder Mr Adams asked Ben if he knew where
the man lived. Ben told about the house the spy catchers had
Mn Adams shook hands with Ben and told him to go back
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investigate the man.
For two long days, Ben heard nothing. Then very early one
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smile, Mr. Adams patted Ben on the back and told him that the
spy catchers were right The mysterious man was indeed a British
spy. The man, whose name was Sam Mendenhall, was going to
use bombs made out of gunpowder to blow up the State House.
Mr Adams said the British were afraid of what might happen if
the delegates passed the Declaration of Independence. So, to try
to stop it, the British were going to blow up the State House and
kill as many of the delegates as possible. The British thought that
would end the rebellion and England would continue to reign
over the American colonies.
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B. Do you think the spy catchers were heroes? What is
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Ben Collins and his two friends are America's
first "Young Patriots." Self-appointed spy catchers,
they help America fight for independence. .At his
grandfather's livery stable in Philadelphia in 1776, Ben
meets delegates to the Continental Convention. From
them, he learns the value of education and is button-
busting proud when John Adams calls Ben and his
friends "Young Patriots."
But, thanks to the spy catchers, the man was
caught and put in jail. All the gunpowder that
had been sneaked into Philadelphia was captured.
Mr Adams said the gunpowder would be sent
to General Washington and his soldiers. They
would use it to fight the British.
Mr Adams said that Ben and his friends were
Ben could hardly believe all the things Mr
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better in the world to be than an American hero.
J-e could not wait to tell Will and Davey.
Before Mr. Adams left the livery, Ben told him
that he had decided to go to school. Ben said he wanted to learn
to read. Mr. Adams was happy to hear that Ben was going to
school. Then he shook Ben's hand again before he left to go
back to the State House.
"Today is July 4. We have a big vote in the Convention today,"
Mr. Adams said. "I don't want to miss that vote."
Author Kay Hively and Illustrator Billie Gofourth-Stewart are
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY THURSDAY, OcoTBIiR 28, 2010 B5
Continued from page B4
for reading the newspaper
Two winners every week!
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See A3 for details.
Enjoy country living. Ten
minutes to Gainesville.
SWMH, 30x40 carport.
Very nice, must see.
appointment only. 352-
485-1445 or cell 352-
2 Bedroom Apt.
Starting at $494/mo.
Available NOW! '
"This institution is an
Provider and Employer."
St. Madeleine Catholic
Church will hold its
annual flea market on
Business & Services
Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 The flea mar
p.m. Over 70 vendors are be held on thE
expected to be selling grounds located
their wares and local NW Hwy. 441
residents are encouraged Springs. Call th
to take advantage of office at 386-4
the flea market to get for more inform
rid of unwanted items.
Breakfast and lunch will
be served by the Knights
of Columbus and Lillly's AIRLINES ARE
Country store and the Train for higl
garden, book and toy CLASS
shops will all be open. Continued o
n page B6
Unique Items & s Moa' ogr mmD ig Avilfble
146 X. Main Street, AlAlhua,
SCOTT HAY FARM
Horse quality Tifton $45
85/Coastal Bermuda & up
full size round bale pe bale S
Cow Bermuda $20 .
full size round bale per ble
PRINTING & COPYING SERVICES
15281 NW.US Hwy 441 Alachua
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un Main Street
SEAFOOD & BURGERS
"Family dining with
a little something
Mon.-Sat. at11 a.m.
I SENIOR SERVICES
Making Life Easiert
*Companionship 'Light Housekeeping 'Laundry 'Meal Preparation
'Personal Emergency Response System 'Errand Services 'Medication Reminders
CARPET CLEANING SERVICE
A-1 Academy Carpet Cleaners
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
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Meeting Professional Industry Standards
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JOHNSON & SONS TREE SERVICE, LLC
"We will beat any bid!"
Licensed & Insured
Stump Grind & Removal
GREAT SERVICE GREAT PRICES
3 I 2 9
CLEANING AND LAWN CARE
Free Estimates Low Rates
Se Habla Espanol
Licensed and Insured
352-225-3798 Cell: 352-225-1094
GOOD THINGS TO EAT
C & R PRODUCE
13789 NW U.S. Hwy. 441 Alachua, FL 32615
Local Produce (386) 462-6158
FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
Providing care for the whole family
C Diabetes, HTN / ,, ,,, ,BC\
SCardiovascular Disease NEW HOURS:.
*Annual PE's Monday-Thursday
DT, Sports School PE's \. 9a.m.-6 p.m.
Sonny's BBQ of Alam
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* Luxury Estate 4 BR, 4/2 BA
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* Golf, Spa & Sports Complex,
Lake Access, Security & More
Lake Rabun, GA
2 Acre Lakefront Compound
* Main House, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath
* Pavilion with Guest Suite, Great
Room, Kitchen, & Sun Rm
* Carriage House, 1 BR & 1.5 BA
* Tennis Court and Boat House
call for a FREE brochure
Florida Home Auctions Nov 1st 20th
Nominal Opening Bids
,, from $1,000
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B6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CLASSIFIED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
Continuedfrom page B5
Career. FAA approved
program. Financial aid
if qualified Housing
available. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance
Cash paid for junk cars.
$150 and up. Running or
not. Free pick up. 352-
ALACHUA SELF STORAGE
TRUCK RENTAL WITHMOVE IN*
Sizes fom 5 x 5 to 12 x 40
1.5 Acre Parcel Available
lbSnMe(ks l P m Bo199*Alwin, 32616
Jim Sha: 352.665.8570orPhilHawley 32.3322600
www. horizonrealty-realtors. com
Enjoy Fall in the country
Well cared for 3BR 2BA
that has been updated
within last 5 years on lovely
1.26 acres. Screened
porch overlooking deck and
pool, detached workshop,
storage. Great location.
-s Serving the community since 1979
ASK US ABOUT BANK OWNED AND SHORT SALE PROPERTIES.
Spectacular 6 acres with large oaks In the country yet convenient to
R I'IDENTIAL for shade around the home and plenty of anywhere you need to go. 3BR 2BA DWMH
Off to a good start, just needs a little pasture in back. 3BR 2BA2-story home with on 2.5 partially wooded fenced acres.
help. Cracker style 3BR 1BA home on a screened front porch, wood-burning stove, Decking on front of home, eat-in kitchen,
quarter acre. Great investment for a rental shed, water softener. Newer appliances, ceiling fans and plenty of closet space.
property. $29,000 MLS#308101 metal roof and A/C. $159,900 MLS#308355 $75,900 MLS#318104
ME ACR E Beautiful area of rolling hills & trees Beautiful 3BR 2BA Homes of Merit
HOMES WITH ACREAGE ,surround this 3BR 2.5BA 2132sf home on with new wood flooring and carpet on very
private high and dry 12 5 acres Shop
Gorgeous 7.28 acres of Grandaddy 3.13 acres. Bonus room, open great room, with A/C storage work area and guest
Oaks and rolling pasture surround this kitchen with breakfast bar plus area for bedroom with half bath Pole barn with 2
lovely 3BR 2.5BA country home. Metal table, luxury master bath. Backyard fenced stalls gazebo wi perwater $177,500
roof, brick fireplace, spacious open floor immediately behind home. $199,900 MLS#318620
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plan, luxury Lmaster ebat, real woou walnut
colored flooring, summer kitchen. $279,900
Entertain on the screened-in
wraparound porch featuring a bar area
and hot tub. 3BR 1BA 1519sf home on 6.5
acres offers an open floor plan with original
wood floors. Located in Alachua off a paved
road near 1-75 and Hwy 441. $150,000
Towering Oaks surround this 4BR 2BA
2052sf DWMH on 6 prime acres. Island
with breakfast bar in spacious open kitchen.
Luxury master bath and 2 separate living
rooms. Plenty of pasture that is fenced
and ready for your horses. $130,000
Wonderful open floor plan in this
3BR 2BA 1401sf home with stone column
accents on the front porch. Island kitchen,
tray ceiling in master bedroom. Landscaping
includes underground irrigation system,
2-car garage, privacy fenced backyard.
to view all
homes for sale.
* Hilltop Location
SWalk to Shopping,
'The chamnionshin that Sunr r~wr
almost didn't happen!'
Photos special to Alachua County Today
HSCS HAWKS Boys District Volleyball Champions. L-R: Back Coach William
Helms, Jack Blankenship, Trent Wooden, Christian Helsel, Austin Tucker, Max
McKettrick, Coach Eric Marshall. Middle -Patrick Garrett, Daniel Drageset, Landon
Everett, Garrett Hodsdon. Front Cody Tatum.
Special to HSCS played and defeated the reigning
Alachua County Today -champs, Howard Bishop Middle School,
HIGH SPRINGS Two weeks before in a nail biter that was won in a 3rd set.
the middle school volleyball season was This was the first time HSCS has won a
to begin this school year, High Springs
Community School (HSCS) didn't even
have a boys volleyball team. However,
two eighth graders put their minds to find a
way to have a team, and a week later there
was a school sponsor, two coaches and
The boys team that was formed went
on to win the District Championship for
Boys Volleyball in Alachua County last
Wednesday, Oct. 21 held at the Buchholz
High School gym. :
championship in boys volleyball.
Many fans from High Springs and
'Alachua came out to support the boys
and the HSCS girls team that also played
in. the District Championship for Girls'
HSCS girls volleyball team was the
reigning champs from last year and was
defeated this' year by Ft. Clarke Middle
HSCS HAWKS Girls District Runner Up Team. L-R: Front Cary Grace Emerson,
Taylor Morgan, Hannah Smith, Katherine Forrester, Payton Buxton. Back Coach
Sue Benton, Rachel Isom, Abby Benton, Danielle DiGioia, Logan Huddleston,
Ashlyn Hutton, Caitlin Lander, Kaley Hodsdon, Ashley Isom, Ashton Marshall,
Triston Buxton, Coach Scott Burton.
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72 73 74
100 101 102
1 Potassium, e.g.
11 Scott's "The
14 "Nova" network
19 Fandango kin
20 maestro de Waart
21 "Hulk" Ferrigno
22 George M. Cohan
25 Link letters?
26 Grant or Tan
27 Crow's toe
28 CPR provider
29 Tenor Mario
32 TV's" &
36 "El Cid" star
40 Like pie?
41 Squirrel away
43 Thomas More
49 Small shots
53 Japanese dog
54 Social misfit
55 Throw in the towel
56 Cio-Cio-San's sash
57 '86 Janet Jackson
60 Billie of "The
Wizard of Oz"
61 Merino males
63 I.M. the architect
65 With 49 Down,
66 Edwin Booth
Answers to SUPER CROSSWORD on B4
75 "Confound it!"
76 Cubic means.
77 Mosque figure
81 Marine leader?
82 Helps with the
84 Sao ,Brazil
86 Nev. neighbor
87 Privy to
91 Bleak critique
92 Billie Holiday
97 Biblical city
98 Journalist Jacob
100 Western desert
103 Sherbet flavor
105 Coup d'_
108 Fight site
109 Actress Alicia
111 Make wine divine
115 Robert Stroud
123 Chou En-
124 Prepared a potion
1 125 Aftershock
126 "Ask Girl" ('59
129 Electrical inventor
1 Author Angelou
2 Dairy-case buy
3 Oscar's cousin
4 Genesis vessel
7 Foster's Dog
9 Palindromic prepo-
10 Transmit by bytes
11 The Mertzes'
14 Rocker Robert
15 Movie chimp
16 Largest African
19 Cellist's need
23 Blocker or Ayk-
24 Piles up
30 Timber tree
31 Decimal base
32 Hold up
33 Baseball's Chase
35 Bread or booze
36 Jurist Learned
37 Party present
38 Lab critter
42 British pol
44 Mozart's "Cosi
45 Giraffe kin
46 Up and about
47 Tall story?
48 First name in
49 See 65 Across
50 South African
51 WWII gur
59 Datebook abbr.
60 Candy quantity
64 Transformer part
67 Actress Peggy
68 Polishes prose
69 "Stop, sailor!"
70 Time of yourlife
71 "Dallas" matriarch
73 Skeleton part
74 007's school
79 Historian Durant
80 IQ crew
82 'The Aeneid"
83 TV's "Everybody
85 Solid circle
88 Grow dull
93 Nest egg
94 Diarist Anais
95 Light carriage
97 Antonio, TX
101 Sky stalker
104 Stallone role
105 Building wing
107 In pieces
110 No gentleman
111 "Babes in _"('37
112 Sheffield slammer
113 Biblical book
116 Charleson or Car-
119 Be in debt
121 Fairway accessory
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