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High Springs: no money



to hire new city manager


By GLENN COINE
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS Rumors that
High Springs former city manager
Jim Drumm may get his old job back
have finally been put to rest.
During a special meeting Tuesday
afternoon, the High Springs City
Commission voted unanimously
to retain former Deputy City Clerk
Jenny Parham as acting city manager


for the remainder of this fiscal year.
She agreed to terms including a
five percent raise to continue doing
the job at least until September 30,
2011.
SMayor Larry Tiavis made
the suggestion, and the other
commissioners heartily agreed, that
Parham has been doing an excellent
job since Drumm resigned. And they
expressed confidence that Parham is


capable of continuing to handle the
additional responsibilities.
Travis said he saw this as the only
viable option, saying at least it's a
good one. The city paid six months'
salary and outstanding vacation time
to Drumm, and there's no money in
the budget to bring on someone new.
Travis clarified there will be a
PARHAM:
Continued on page A6


Welcome home

A.L. Mebane alumni celebrate
By ELLEN BOUKARI
Today Writer
ALACHUA It was a
weekend for celebrations ... gE
as the A.L. Mebane High
School Alumni Association B
held its annual homecoming
reunion starting on Friday and.
continuing into Sunday.
Each year the alumni
association puts together an
entire weekend of events that
bring former students and the
community together as each
graduating class boasts' its
preeminence over tie others.
The series of events began
Friday evening with the ")Ms.
Alumni & Little Miss Hornet
Pageant" at the Alachua
Woman's Club on Main
Street. Following the pageant
was a teen dance, also at the
Woman's Club. ELLEN BOUKARdAlachua Colty Today
Onx Saturday, Alachua's The A. L. Mebane High School Homecoming Reunion celebrated its
downtown was the site of the weekend of festivities with its traditional parade on Saturday through
alumni parade that began at downtown Alachua.
Lee's Preschool on SR 241
N., crossed US Highway 441 and participated in the parade, which were vibrant green and gold that
then followed Main Street trough included units from Alachua, High decorated not only parade entries, but
the historic business district. Springs, Gainesville and beyond. many of the alumni who represented
City officials from Alachua, The parade included a variety of A.L MEBANE:
Newbrry and High Sp vehicles, including ars, trucks, boats Continued on pag4 A6
Newberry and High Spngs and a motor home. Colors ofthe day


Auditor clarifies


city's $610,000 Pigg


House accounting


transaction


By GLENN COINE
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS
- Hearing it from the
professional didn't make it
sound any less confusing,
but the official word is, it
wasn't a mistake -just hard
to understand.
Donna Brown of
James Moore & Company,
the city's independent
auditing firm, addressed the
commission Monday night.
She was there to explain
why the Pigg House was
recorded as an asset with no
direct notation of the loan
the city owed against its


value.
This bookkeeping
issue became a topic
of concern earlier this
year as commissioners
were reviewing the new
budget and realized there
was not $1.1 million in.
the bank, as some had
thought. Questions, were
raised whether it was an
accounting mistake, who
made it, and why.
As Brown explained,
everything was documented
correctly according to
PIGG HOUSE:
Continued on page A6


Newberry


chair-ity


auction Friday


By AMANDA HILL
Toda'- Reporter
NEWBRRY The
Newberry Main Street
organization will. host
its Whimsical Chair-ity
Fundraiser starting at 1 p.m.
on Friday at the Newberry
Municipal Building.
A total of 27 chairs
decorated by 23 local artists
will be auctioned off to
raise money to-renovate
the Newberry Tourist
Development Center and
the Fire House Gallery and
Studio. The chairs each
have a unique design, with
themes ranging from "Hot


Rod" to "The Avatar." This ,
will be the first time that all
"of"ffie chairs, 'which have
been displayed -at -various
locations in Newberry and
Jonesville throughout the
month of November, will
be presented together.
The chairs will be
displayed at 1 p.m. and,
viewers will be able to vote
for their favorites to win
one of the three People's
Choice awards that will be
given out. Between 6 and
7 p.m., the artists will be
doing a meet and greet and
NEWBERRY:
Continued on page A5


Stories about the south
Rick Burnham talks about his father's World War II stories


By AMANDA HILL
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY Rick
Burnham's latest novel,
"Moon Over Berlin-The
Unseen Assassin of Adolf,
Hitler," tells the story of
how a North Florida man
brought down Hitler with a
jug of moonshine.
The book is centered on
the fictional Barney Butler,
who discovers a jug of
moonshine that makes him
invisible. This attribute
turns out to be particularly
useful when he enlists
in the U.S. Army during
World War II and becomes
part of a secret mission to
assassinate Hitler.
The premise of "Moon
Over Berlin" is fantastical,
but its backdrop is based
on a combination of
Burnham's historical
research and details from
war stories that were told


AMANDA HILLAlachua County Today
Novelist and newspaper editor Rick Burnham
works from his computer at his home in Newberry.
Burnham's second book, "Moon Over Berlin-The
Unseen Assassin of Adolf Hitler," is in stores now.


to him by his father, who
was stationed in southern
France during his service
for the U.S. Navy in WW
II. After years of his father
prodding him to document
his war experiences,


Burnham said that he
decided the best way to
capture them was through
a historical fiction novel.
"I always wondered
BURNHAM:
Continued on page A5


Coming back home
Michael Peterson picks up the tab for Thanksgiving dinner
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA
Thanksgiving dinner
was made possible for
100Alachua faiililies thanks
to National Football League
player Michael Peterson,
an Alachua native. It was
Peterson's foundation
which donated the turkeys
to area residents identified
by local school as the
neediest.
Peterson was on hanl
to give out Thanksgiving s s
main course from 4:30 .'
to 6:30 Tuesday, Nov. 23 BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
outside of Hitchcock's Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Alachua native
market. Surrounded by the Michael Peterson autographs one of many t-shirts for
lucky turkey dinner ticket youngsters at his foundation's annual turkey dinner
holders, Peterson said the giveaway just days before Thanksgiving.
giveaway was just one of Thanksgiving dinner giveaway came
the ways he wanted to say "thank you" to with a lot more than just a turkey. With
his hometown. all the necessities for a tasty, wholesome
And by teaming up with Hitchcock's PETERSON:
Market, families receiving the Peterson continued on page A2
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INSIDE

ALACHUA

COUNTY

TODAY...


CLASSIFIEbS...B3
EVENTS........ A3
JOBS...........B3
MOST WANTED I91
OPINIONS..... A6
PUZZLE........B4
RELIGION......B2


Infornlation appearing
in this listing comes
from the Alachua County.
Sheriff's ()lice daily jail
log as provided to Alachiua
County Toky.
All individuals are
presumed innocent until
proven guilty. Individuals
listed on this page may be
cited and released or placed
under custodial arrest.
Information provided
is believed to be accurate.
however not itli.tr.kl(e'd
Most abbreviations have
been left as provided to
maintain the accuracy of
the log.
Booking: November 24,
2010
Barton, Lonnie, 11/12/1988,
Burglary unocc dwelling, larc.
grand theft, ASO
Boyd, Mandy Annette,
1 1/11/1982, Grand thell, GPD)
Brown, Herman, 11/3/1984,
Flee/elude LEO, RWOV, poss
marijuana < 20g, tamper with
fab phy evidence, smuggle
contraband into detl lc, AS()
Calhoun, Lee Norris,
8/25/1970, Burglary, large
grand, DOJ
Cassels, Eric Owen,
4/1/1975, Opium or deriv
traffic 4g to under 30kg x'3,
produce meth, drug possess x's
2, ASO
Cohen, Brian L., 12/5/1957,
Sale/poss with intent to sell,
manuf controlled substance,
possess/use drug para, GPD
Coleman, Milton,
11 28 I11o, Marijuana poss
<20g, narcotic equip poss,
ASO
Collins, Lowell, 11/23/1988.
DUI, GPD
Coney, Jamie, :2 11/1982,
VOP reckless driving 1st off,
ASO
Dama, Kasha, 3/17/1990.
FVOP x's 4, DOJ
Granger, Jesalyn, 9/6/1977,
Civil, ASO
Haynes, Albert Keith,
1/2/1991. Operate motor veh
w/o valid license. ASO
Hollie, Jennifer, I'9, lu'o.


and filling Thanksgiving
meal, the dinners included
the turkey, stuffing, mashed


I I'A fraud, swindle. ASO
Huuda, Saleha, 5/27/1989,
Viol injunction, GPI)
Jones, David, i, l inm.
Civil, ASO()
Macon, Crystal, 12/2/1982,
Simple battery (domestic),
intro of contraband into a
facility, GPD
Martinez, Jose, 6/7/1986,
Domestic agg assault, GPDi
McCormick, James,
1/13/1988, Battery touch or
strike, ASO
Moffitt, Jerome, 6/21/1987,
Inhouse traffic offense,
moving traffic violation, DOJ
Riggins, Brandon,
8/13/1990, DUI, ASO
Smith, Shannon, 5/3/1964,
Battery touch or strike, ASO
Stewart, Jonathan,
3!3/1991, Poss marijuana
< 2ng. APD
Stewart, Travis, 6/3/1988,
DUI, DWLSR habitual, ASO
Stewart, Yashimapet,
1/27/1990, Simple domestic
violence, GPD
Stone, Athena, 12/18/1986,
RWOV, tamper with or fab phy
evidence, ASO
Strong, Allen C.,
11/20/1966, Battery touch or
ll ike, ASO
Thomas, Charulton,
9/29/1994. Battery, felony
battery, intimidation, ASO
Vazquez-Briones, Aliosai,
6/14/1983, Ope.ate motor veh
w/o valid license, ASO
Walrath, Brandon,
3,-.' 1980, Inhouse drug
possess x's 2, cocaine posses,
marijuana/drug equip x's 2,
burglary, larc, DOJ
Young, Alexander,
6/11/1970, DUI, ASO
Young, Ebony, 8/25/1984,
DWLS 2nd off, ASO
Booking: November 25,
2010
Anderson, Bradley,
7/13/1970, Domestic battery,
APD
Bass, Chevy, 6/25/1987,
Poss of marji w/intent to sell,
poss marij > 20g, ASO
Bennett, Ariel Cashae,
6.3'1992. FTA battery, ASO
Crouse, Brandi, 7/20/1980,
VOP agg assault, P&V


potatoes, corn, green beans,
brbwn and serve rolls and a


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14300 Newberry Rd.
352-333-3333
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Daly, Geraldine, 4/16/1932,
Simple domestic battery, GPD
Gordan, Demetris,
8/30/1984, D)WIS Ist off,
ASO
Gossett, Jonathan Chris,
9/25/1988, Burglary, grand
theft of firearm, GPD
Goston, Michael
Dominique, 10/21/1984,
Ilinder, delay, prevent comm
to law enforcement, GPD
Handed, Phillip, 7/14/1981,
DWLSR Ist off, ASO
Hill, Matthew Scott,
3/30/1990, Simple battery,
GPD
Melendez, Luis, 6/23/1958,
DUI, refuse ot submit to DUI
test, GPD
Moffitt, Jerome, 6/21/1987,
Inhouse contempt of court,
offender violate no contact
order, ASO
Perdomo, Edwin,
12/6/1988, DUI, no valid DL,
GPill)
Shoemaker, Cheryl,
11/1/1965, Poss marij w/intent
to sell, marij poss over 20g,
opium delivery or traffic 4g to
less than 30kilg, ASO
Solak, Besim, 5/4/1984,
DUI, GPD
Thompson, Christopher,
1/19/1971, DWLS habitual,
ASO
Williams, Percilla,
4/29/1972, Burglary of
dwelling, GPD
Booking: November 26,
2010
Agilar, Maynor, 1/10/1978,
Giving false name or false ID
to LEO, no valid DL, GPD
Aikens, Mario, 2/3/1989,
Trespassing, GPD
Bartee, Debra, 9/1/1964,
Battery, GPD
Baumfeld, Michael,
1/17/1967, FTA municipal
order, ASO
Carter, Ronald, 12/18/1949,
Larc, ASO
Carter, Ronald, 2/14/1978,
Petit theft, worthless check x's
2, ASO
Christian, Charlotte,
2/12/1947, Open container,
GPD
Christian, Charlotte,
2/12/1947, FTA open


Reatha and Porter
Peterson helped ticket
holders collect their meals
alongside their son while
he signed autographs for
youngsters. Peterson gave
away some 50 t-shirts that
he autographed along with
a variety of other items
brought by children who
waited in line to meet the
professional athlete.
The turkey dinner giveaway
has been a tradition carried
on for over a decade by
Atlanta Falcons linebacker


Lng log
container x's 2, ASO LEO, GPD
Dee, Roy Dale, 3/3/1973, Howell, Kimberly, 4/1/1966,
FTA DWLSR, ASO Inhouse VOP synth nar intent
Dorsey, Maiaoshaad, to sell, cocaine sale, ASO
10/15/1975, Battery on LEO, Howell, Samuel F.,
resist officer w/o violence, 2/15/1954, DUI, DWLSR
DWLSR, GPD habitual off, contempt of court,
Matthews, Christa, ASO
12/4/1991, Domestic battery, Hutchinson, Michael,
criminal misch, GPD 9/6/1987, Theft grand auto x's
Molinar, Miguel, 11/26/1963, 3, GPD
Fugitive, ASO James, Tyrone, 6/19/1992,
Norris, Paul L., 8/14/1963, Poss controlled sub x's2,
Theft, APD trespass, ASO
Owens, Cynthia L., Keen, Rodney, 10/6/1972,
1/13/1984, Battery, ASO Inhouse Bradford Co.
Peterson, Raymond, DWLSR; ASO
10/9/1963, Battery domestic, Keller, Gordon, 5/7/1974,
GPD Battery, ASO
Schwabe, Sherry Lee, McHome, Foster,
1/20/1962, Resisting officer 12/27/1953, Poss < 20g
w/o violence, WPD cannabis, poss drug para, DUI,
Scott, Troice, 1/23/1972, Hit maintaining drug dwelling,
and run, assault, reckless, flee/ WPD
fail to reg, ASO Poore, Aaron, 8/9/1981,
Simmons, Joyce N., Poss cocaine, poss cann, poss
6/14/1981, Battery, ASO drug para, ASO
Small, Lamonta Joseph, Richardson, Charles,
2/13/1992, Armed battery, 1/11/1965, Flee/elude x's 2,
grand theft, GPD robbery by sudden snatching,
Srinivasan, ArJun, RWOV, ASO
6/23/1988, Battery (dating Richardson, Charles,
violence), GPD 1/11/1965, Grand theft 300 to
Thomas, William S., 5K, grand theft auto, GPD
9/5/1947, DUI, WPD Richardson, Lawrence,
Booking: November 27, 1/25/1960, Felony, battery
2010 domestic, GPD
Bossa, Cassandre, Ricks, Latoya, 2/3/1989,
4/2/1992, Petit theft, resist Disorderly conduct, GPD
merchant, GPD Robinson, Virgil, 7/25/1982,
Brower, Ross, 8/30/1967, Drug possess, marijuana
Battery, strangulation, sex possess, ASO
assault, resist officer, ASO Robinson Jr., Morris,
Christian, Nicholas, 3/11/1965, Loitering or
10/13/1989, Burglary/battery, prowling, APD
GPD Rolanson, Dwayne,
Crutcher, Nicole, 4/12/1989, 11/8/1984, Violence dome viol
FTA poss liquor under 21 injuction, GPD
yoa, ASO Simmons, Prince E.,
Davis, Charlie V., 3/3/1986, Lewd, lasch
12/25/1975, Poss < 20g behavior, ASO
cannabis, GPD Whitney, Peter, 4/2/1960,
Flagg, BobbleA., 8/30/1959, Grand theft auto, GPD
Loitering or prowling, APD Wimberly, Terrance,
Fletcher, Cherylon, 11/23/1970, Poss drug para,
4/10/1972, Inhouse escape, GPD
ASO 0d&Won0Bj) i
Hall, Zachary, 2/16/1990, Foradditinaljail
Resisting officer w/o violence, boo nglogs, see
GPD blokngItogss
Howell, Kimberly, 4/1/1966, ahhua ut 0om
Poss drug para, false name to


Michael Peterson and his
younger brother Adrian
Peterson, a former Chicago
Bears 'running b ack.
Area churches, schools
and businesses also held
several other turkey dinner
giveaways.
The Peterson brothers both
played football at Santa
Fe High School. Adrian
Peterson, 31, graduated
from Georgia Southern
University where he
starred on the 1999 and
2000 NCAA I-AA national


championship teams before
being drafted by the NFL
inr2002. Michael Peterson,
34, graduated from Santa
Fe High School and
continued on in his football
career at the University of
Florida where he starred
on the 1996 national
championship team.
Michael currently plays for
the Atlanta Falcons.
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E-mail editor@
alachuatoday.com


Santa is Coming



to Alachua!


at The Good Life Community Christmas Celebration


Imr~ m ~ -- -.. -- -- I


Join Santa and Mrs. Claus

at the Christmas Tree

Lighting at City Hall.

After the tree lighting,

follow them to the

"Winter Wonderland"

decorated Alan

Hitchcock Theatre Park

on Main Street for

photos and a treat bag!



Friday, Dec. 3rd

6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.


For more

information, contact:

386-418-6100
or

aboukari@cityofalachua.com


PETERS geaON:utographs for children
Continued from pageAl Peterson also signed dozens of autographs for children


Don't Forget! The annual

Alachua Christmas Parade

"Hometown Traditions" will

be held on Saturday,

Dec. 11th on

Main St. Alachua

at 2 p.m.


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AI.Ati1uiA C('o0 IN TODAY COMMUI N ITY CORNER THUISDAY, )DiiciMuiiR 02, 2010 A3


Comm nity




Meetings & Events in the He


mArcher Meets the 2nd
and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at City Hall,
16870 SW 134 Ave.
mAlachua (City) Meets
the 2nd and 4th Monday of
each month at 6:30 p.m. at
City Hall.
*Alachua Cointy Meets
the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month at 9 a.m. at
the County .Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street,
Room 209, Gainesville.
Citizen comments are taken
at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
.mGainesville Meets the
1st and 3rd Thursday of
each month at 1 p.m. at City
Commission Chamber, 200
East University Avenue.
m The Holiday Expo,
presented by the High
Springs New Century
Woman's Club, is
scheduled for Dec. 3,
from 2-8 p.m. This event,
featuring 21 vendors, is
being held at the Woman's
Club on First Street in High
Springs.
Titled "Shop 'Til You
Drop," a wide variety of
gifts, crafts, decorations,
foods, cosmetics, jewelry,
and other items make this
yearly event a great chance
to get a head start on holiday
shopping. It is a showcase
for local entrepreneurs, as
well as a few nationally
known ones.
The Woman's Club
presents this event so that
members of the community
have the opportunity to
see new market items and
unusual ones, as well as
to support local artists and
businesses that are often
not well known but whose..
products are available in
this area. .
* The Holiday Season
is once again at the High
Springs Community
Theater celebrating with
Scrooge. That's right. Tiny
Tim and his delightful
family will return this
year in our Old Time
Radio Show, presented on
stage. The Cast and Crew
have put together a great


SHawthorne Meets the 1st
and 3rd Tuesdays of each
month at 6:30 p:m. at City
Hall.
aHigh Springs Meets the
2nd and 4th Thursday of
each month at 6:30 p.m. in
City Hall.
"LaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
EMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
ENewberry Meets the 2nd
and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at City Hall
*Waldo Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at Yerkes Center.

presentation that you won't
want to miss.
The theater is located
in Historic High Springs
at 130 NE 1st Avenue, just
two short blocks east of The
Great Outdoors Restaurant.
The play starts Dec.
3 and runs through Dec.
19. Times are Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are
available at The Framery in
Lake City on Baya (386-
754-2780) and at the Coffee
Clutch in High Springs,
next to The Great Outdoors
Restaurant (386-454-7593)
or online at highsprings
communitytheater.com and
of course at the door. Prices
are Adults $11, Youth (12
and under) $8 and Senidrs
(Sunday only) $9.
* Alachua Recreation
and Parks committee
members need you!
Residents in the Alachua
area that wish to participate
on. any one of the two
important committees for
the Alachua Recreation
and Parks, please apply
by calling Robin at the
Alachua Recreation Center
at 386- 462-1610, Monday
-Friday 8"30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Committee # 1 Friends
of the Downtown Main
Street Allen Hitchcocks
Theater Park.
Committee # 2 Friends
of the Alachua, Florida


PUBLIC MEETINGS


Nature Trail Park.
Interested individuals
please come and sign-up.
The two boards will .meet
bi-monthly. A day and time
will be determined when
the board is organized.
Individuals will make
recommendations of ideas
for signage- special events
and beatification of each
area.
Please come and
support your community!
* The Alachua
Children's Theater is
pleased to present the
gospel comedy "Choir
Rehearsal." Show times
are Dec 3-12 at 8 p.m.;
Sunday matinees at 4
p.m. at Theater at the Old
Library, 15100 Main Street
downtown Alachua. For
more information, call 352-
672-2122.
When the members of
the choir come to sing they
came for various reason
that included all the wrong
reasons. A mysterious
man showed up at one
choir rehearsal, but when
they started their antics, he
leaves. They soon learned
that he was the Holy Spirit
and they work hard to get
him to come back. It's a
must see show, it will have
you laughing and shouting
in your seats.
Production features
Dayonna Thomas, Ruth
Perkins, Carol Woods,
Dollean Perkins, Matthew
Pollard, Javonte Johnson,
Bonnie Burgess, Joanna
White, Stephanie Williams,
Marissa Washington, Tara
Clarke, Rachel Fitts, Tranita
White, Jocelyn Pollard,
Clementine Hughes and
Stan Richardson as the
Holy Spirit.
* Auditions!!!! High
Springs Community
Theater is having a cast
call on Dec. 6 and 7 at
7 p.m. at the theater!
This is the opportunity to
be in a very exciting and
cutting edge production.
Imagine a Sherlock Holmes
Mystery about Sherlock's
demise. Yes!! Sherlock


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and 2637 or chappiesbees@ Area AARP will have its
night windstrcam.net. Christmas dinner meeting
than St. Madeleine Church and installation of officers
:actly in High Springs' thrift on Dec. 9 in the First
three store, Lilly's Country Presbyterian Church,
middle Store, is opening on 205 N. Main St. in High
one Saturday, Dec. 11 from Springs.
Don't 8 a.m. until noon. Free The meeting begins at
work coffee will be available 10:30 a.m. with a social
Rose while you shop for those followed by the installation
oject. special, gently used items. of officers for 2011, a short
ISCT We have jewelry, knick- business meeting, a sing-
knacks, craft items, kitchen a-long and then a covered
orida ware, toys, books, music, a dish luncheon featuring
nen's few pieces of furniture, and turkey, ham and side dishes
*tings a large Christmas section. prepared by the members.
ay of There is something for Anyone over 50 years
Sa.m. everyone. There are no old is invited to attend.
's on clothes. The address is Please bring a covered dish
sville. 17155 NW US Highway for the luncheon.
iorne 441 (between High Springs For more information,
and and Alachua). call Chapter President Dick
holds The High Springs Williams at 386-462-5697.


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younger woman.
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with director Jerry
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* North Central Fl1
Political Won
Network holds mee
the second Wednesd
every month at 11:30
to 1 p.m. at Shoney
Archer Road in Gaines
m The Hawth
Historical Museum
Cultural Center
artifacts and pain
from the Hawth
area's past. There
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* Alachua Co
Beekeepers Club
accepting new mem
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learning about
from Alachua and
surrounding counties
welcome to join. Mee
are held the third Thu
of each month at Dad.
Sons, 17074NW 188 S
High Springs. For
information, contact W
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weekly drawing. Be sure to put the word 'contest'
in the subject line and include your contact
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Special to
Alachua County Today
ALACHUA COUNTY A growing
number of Alachua County Public School
families rely on the Free/Reduced Lunch
Meal Program to feed their children
nutritious breakfasts and lunches each
school day. But with schools closed during
the Winter Holidays, many children will be
missing out on those meals.
To help struggling families deal with
the break in the meal program, Alachua
County Public Schools is collecting food
for its annual Food Basket Drive. Last year
the program provided baskets to more than
400 families.
"Because of the economic situation,
we know we have more families in need
this year," said the district's business
partnerships coordinator Kelley Kostamo,
who is organizing the drive. "We just want
to make this time a little.ess stressful for
them."
The district is working to collect
baskets that include the same basic food
items. Anyone interested in participating in
the program has a number of options. They
can donate specific items from the list
below, gather an entire basket containing
all the items or provide a cash or check
donation. Filling an entire basket costs
$51.
"We realize it may be easier for people
to contribute money," said Kostamo.
"We're very happy to go out and purchase


the items needed for a basket."

Each basket will contain the following
items: 2 large cans of sweet potatoes,
instant or boxed milk, cranberry sauce,
bag ofrice,s mix, 3 boxes of macaroni and
cheese, instant potatoes, box meal with
meat (i.e. Hamburger Helper), jar of gravy,
Spaghetti noodles and ajar of sauce, 4 cans
fruit, Peanut butter, 4 cans vegetables, Jar
of jelly, Cake mix/can of frosting, 3 cans
of soup, grits, oatmeal or pancake mix, $10
gift card or non-refrigerated ham, 1 large
can of ravioli, Spaghetti-O's, etc.
Donations can be dropped off at one of
the following school locations: Terwilliger,
Chiles, Hidden Oak and Westwood.
They can also be dropped. off at
the Kirby Smith Building at 620 East
University Avenue.
Pick up can also be arranged by
contacting Kostamo at kostamkb@
gm.sbac.edu or by phone at 352-955-6900.
Donations must be received by the end
of the day on Friday, Dec. 10 to give the
district and schools time to distribute the
baskets to the families.



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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2010
Ii


PUBLIC NOTICE OF

MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD

OF THE CITY OF

ALACHUA, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of
the City of Alachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed
amendment to the City of Alachua Official Zoning Atlas on
December 14, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the
James A. Lewis Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100
NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider a request by
Causseaux, Hewett, and Walpole, Inc., agent for Louis Paul
Rothseiden, Dianna L. Kosman, James W. Tanner, Linda P.
Tanner, Judson W. Tanner, and Alachua Farm and Lumber,
Inc., owner, for consideration of a Site Specific Amendment to
the Official Zoning Atlas (Rezoning) from Residential Single
Family 3 (RSF-3)to Central Business District (CBD). The
0.80 acre (parcels 03688-000-000, 03688-002-000, and
03692-000-000) portion (Portion A) of the subject property for
the proposed rezoning is located north ofNW 145th Avenue and
Alachua Farm and Lumber, Inc., east of NW 142nd Terrace,
south ofNW 146th Avenue, and west of The Office Dealer. The
0.11 acre (parcel 03727-000-000) portion (Portion B) of the
subject property for the proposed rezoning is located north of
NW 143rd Place, west of Main Street, south and east of Peggy
Road and Alachua Farm and Lumber storage facility, Alachua,
Florida. Existing FLUM: Medium Density Residential; Zoning:,
Residential Single Family 3 (RSF-3); Tax Parcel Numbers
03688-000-000, 03692-000-000, 03688-002-000, and 03727-
000-000.












At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
amendment. Copies of the proposed amendment, Staff Report,
and related materials are available for public inspection at the
Planning and Community Development Department, 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, on any regular business day between the hours of
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Thursday before the scheduled meeting.
Written comments on the proposed amendment may be sent to
the following address: City ofAlachua, 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 sharing.
(Published: Alachua County Today December 02, 2010)








NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING BY CITY

COMMISSION

ARCHER, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the proposed resolutions
and the Application for Variance whose titles
hereafter appear, will be read on the 13th day of
December, 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 SW 134th Avenue Archer, Florida. A copy
of said resolutions may be inspected by any member
of the public at-the Office of the City Manager, at the
above Address. All interested parties may appear and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances.
Resolution No. 2010-09
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA
ADOPTING THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL
REPORT (E.A.R.) OF THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Resolution No. 2010-10
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA
ESTABLISHING FEES FOR THE USE OF SERVICES
OF THE CITY WATERWORKS SYSTEM TO BECOME
EFFECTIVE THE 1ST DAY OF JANUARY, 2011.

Resolution No. 2010-11
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA
SETTING ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.
Resolution No. 2010-12
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF ARCHER, FLORIDA
EXPRESSING THE DESIRE THAT THE SOUTHWEST
LANDFILL NOT BE REOPENED TO ALLOW FOR
THE PLACEMENT OF THE PROPOSED ORGANIC
RECYCLING FACILITY.
Application No. AV- 01-2010


Alachua Elementary Citizens




of the Month and 'Aim High'


Special to
Alachua County Today
Citizens of the Month

Mr. Becker Chespey
Crouch
Ms. Endelicato
Shankeives Carr
Mrs. Evers Yael Soto-
Roman
Mrs. Malphurs Grace
Jones
Ms. Pesta Kaitlyn
Marston
Mr. Thomas Kacie
Geelhoed

Aim High
5th Grade
Mr. Becker Samuel Jeter,
Autumn Richardson,
Chesney Courch
Ms. Endelicato Brenden,


Guile, Re'Shenda
Rentz, Hunter Phillips
Mrs. Evers Brittany
Elkins, Alyssa Frank,
C.J. Garman
Mrs. Malphurs Logan
Dampier, Jessica
Daugherty, Katelynn
Goodfellow
Ms. Pesta Madison
Weber, Marjone Silvia,
Jack Cridlebaugh
Mr. Thomas Shanika
Williams, Addison
Crosby, Gavin Crosby
Ms. Williams Davonta
Curtis, Leondrick Ross,
Joshua Williams


4th Grade
Mrs. Hinote -
Bethea,
Giambrone,


lyanna
Dillon
Kaila


Williams
Mrs. Holway Callie
Crouch, Grace Winner,
Donovan, Blalock
Ms. Lassiter Devonte
Graham, Aleia Freeney,
Anthony Pisarri
Mrs. Sanders Quashaila
Jones, Madison Phillips,
Josh Thompson
Mrs. Smith Madison
Glenn, Alexander
Moody, Hunter Jeffcoat
Mrs. Sommers Brooks
Baxley, Gunner Munn,
Destyne Rodney
3rd Grade
Mrs. Brady Jonah
Watring, Julia Lanni,
Kynian Murphy
Ms. Hankin Erica Lewis,


Bailey Joiner,
Shays


Ms. Hitchcock Jennifer
Conerly, Katherine
Gallegos-Garcia,
Messiya Kies
Mrs. Jung Anna Freeman,
Jayda Gordon, Samuel
Hardacre
Miss. Ricketts K'dasjah
Carter, Niya Lee, Calen
Hayes
Mrs. Rudtke KeAsia
Howard,. Kyra
Levesque, Tevin Smith
Mrs. Valentine Draven
Rouse, Jamal Curtis,
Leldon Robinson
Mr. Zwilling Alera
Gainey, Christian
Barker, Christian Lewis


Katie


Farmers market on the move


By GLENN COINE
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS It's the same
fresh, local produce from the same
vendors, but if all goes according
to plan, starting in January the High
Springs Farmers Mmarket will be in
a new location..
The market started in 2000 and
is currently held every Thursday
in James Paul Park next to City
Hall. Maria Antela, who took over
as market manager in October,
came before the High Springs City
Commission Monday night to


request approval of a conditional
use permit to host the market on a
vacant, private lot several blocks
away. She also needed permission to
move the market, as it is technically
a city-owned, operation.
The owner of the property,
who was not identified during the
discussion, gave consent for her
to request the land-use permit for
the purpose of the market. Antela
explained the owner has offered to
let the market use the property for
free, and she told the commission she
hopes to make the move by January


1.
The commission approved her
request with a few stipulations. The
city .must be provided documented
consent from the property owner
and a written agreement concerning
issues such as insurance coverage.
The move, Antela said, was
prompted by vendors noticing lower
sales since a new building was
constructed that blocks the farmers
market from being seen from the
main road at its current location.
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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT

OF ORDINANCES

OF THE CITY OF

ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City of Alachia City Commission will conduct a
public hearing on a proposed ordinance on December
13, 2010, at 6:30 pm. The hearing will be held in the
James A. Lewis Commission.Chambers, located in City
Hall at 15100 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 1102

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
CLOSING AND VACATING A PORTION OF
NW 158 LANE (FORMERLY KNOWN AS OLD
STATE ROAD NO. 2) WEST OF US HIGHWAY
441 AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 75, AN
IMPROVED RIGHT OF WAY DEEDED TO THE
CITY OFI ALACHUA VIA QUIT CLAIM DEED
BY THE STATE OF. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF TRANSPORTATION IN OCTOBER, 1977,
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
1102, PAGE 870 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO THE
ADJACENT FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY OWNERS;
RETAINING PUBLIC WORKS AND PUBLIC
UTILITY EASEMENT RIGHTS; REPEALING
ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance are available for public
inspection at the Alachua City Hall, Office of the City
Clerk, 15100 NW 142 Teirace, Alachua, Florida, 32615
between the hours of 7:30 am to 6:00 pm on the Thursday
or Monday prior to the City Commission meeting.
Written comments on the proposed ordinance may
be sent to the following address: City of Alachua,
Office of the City Clerk, PO Box 9, Alachua, Florida,
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 of the proceeding is made. In
accordance with the Americans 'with Disabilities Act,
any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in oider to participate in this meeting
should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100, extension
101 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
December 02 and 09, 2010)


PUBLIC NOTICE OF

MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD

OF THE CITY OF

ALACHUA, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of
the City ofAlachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed
Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat. The hearing will be held
on December 14, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., in the James A. Lewis
Commission Chambers in City Hall, located at 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider a request by
Alachua Development Co., LLC, owner, for consideration
of a Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat of a four (4) lot
subdivision, known as Baywood Centre Subdivision. The
11.27 acre subject property for the proposed subdivision
is located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of
NW US Highway 441 and NW 147th Drive, immediately
south of Lowe's Home Improvement Center and to the west
of the Food Lion Plaza and Advance Auto Parts. FLUM:
Commercial; Zoning: Commercial Intensive (CI); A Portion
of Tax Parcel No. 03067-006-000.
Legend

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At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect
to the application. Copies of the application, Staff Report,
and related materials are available for public inspection at
the Planning and Community Development Department,
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular business day
between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Thursday
before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on the
application 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.
(Published: Alachua County Today December 02, 2010)


AN APPLICATION SEEKING VARIANCE OF THE
CITY OF ARCHER ZONING ORDINANCE, ZONING
REGULATIONS CHAPTER 21; SECTION 21.58(1.2)
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES INSTALLATION.
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 thqy 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
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
( References Section 286.015, Florida Statutes)
(Published: Alachua County Today December 02, 2010)





























































autographing calendars illustrated
with pictures of their chairs. The
awards will be presented at 7 p.m. and
the auction will follow.
Proceeds 'from the event will
benefit two of Newberry Main
Street Organization's most .recent
endeavors to bring people to
downtown Newberry. In August,
the City of Newberry approved
leasing an office building for free to
the Newberry Main Street. Barbara
Hendrix, main street manager, said


ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2010 A5


ontiuedfmageMA Barnham to hold book signing at Borders


if there was enough for a
full book there, but then
it occurred to me one day:
'Rick, you're a writer, you
can make the rest up,'" he
said.
Burnham, 48, is
the editor of the Lew
County Journal, a weekly
newspaper that covers tie
small communities located
along the Suwanee Rivr.
He came into his current
position after serving as
an Air Force journalist for
22 years. His job required
him to write about policy
changes and to interview
the top echelons of the Air
Force. It did not, however,
require him to do anyhard-
hitting investigative vork.
"We called ourselves
journalists, but there wasn't
a lot of bad news," he said.
The Air Force took
Burnham on 10 different
tours, bringing him to the
Republic of Panama, South
Korea and several different
cities in the U.S, including
Washington, D.C, where
he worked at the Pentagon
after Sept. 11, 2001.
Despite all of his travels,
Bumham has found himself
back in North Florida, not
far from the small town of
Jasper, where he grew up.
It was in Jasper that
Burnham's interest in
journalism began as a kid.
His father owned a barber
shop, and when he wanted
to find out if his favorite


baseball team had won the
game, he would stop by and
read the paper.
"I would go up there
every day and read the
sports section to see if the
Braves won, and then while
I had it in my hands I would
read a front-page story, and
then maybe I would flip
around and read a story in
the lifestyle section."
Burnham and his wife,
Laurette, have been living
in Newberry since April.
He said that he is happy to
be living in North Central
Florida again and has
drawn a lot of inspiration
from the area. Mossyrock,
the fictional town in
"Moon Over Berlin," is
a composite of Jasper,
Live Oak, Chiefland and
Newberry. Burnham said
that he has found that there
are a lot of interesting
things that happen in the
small farming communities
of Northern Florida,
even though they are not
.written about as much as
other areas like Miami and
Orlando.
"Moon Over Berlin" is
Burnham's second novel.
His first, "Lute Casey:
Redneck Vampire," is also
set in Mossyrock, Fla. It
tells the story of a town
drunk that gets bitten by a
vampire outside of the local
watering hole. To describe
how he has progressed as
a writer between the two


AMANDA HILL/Alachua County Today
Author Rick Burnham and his wife, Laurette, have
called Newberry their home since April. In addition to
his work as a novelist, Burnham is also the editor of
the Levy County Journal.


novels, Burnham uses an
analogy that he borrowed
from the "Rocky" movie
series.
"With the first book, I
just wanted to finish. With
second, I wanted to win,"
he said.
Other than small towns
in North Florida, Burnham
said that music has also
been a huge influence
on his writing. While he
was writing a scene for
"Moon Over Berlin" that
had Barney Butler hiding
out in an elderly German
couple's home without
their knowledge, he found
inspiration in the song
"You Don't Know Me," by
Michael Buble.
Burnham is currently
working on his third book,
which he has not yet given


a title. He said he writes
almost every morning
before work and hopes to
make a career out of being
a novelist one day.
"I get up in the morning
and it's almost like they are
all there waiting for me,"
he said of the characters
that he has created in his
books.
"Moon Over Berlin"
can be purchased at
Enchanted Memories in
High Springs and is also
available online at Amazon
and Borders.com. He will
be doing a book signing at
Borders in Gainesville on
Dec. 4.
# # #
E-mail ahill@
alachuatoday.com


for properly
they can do during their stay.
Friday night will also serve .as
a soft opening for the Fir6 House
Gallery and Studio. The space,
which is across from the Newberry
Municipal Building, will serve As
a showroom for local artists and a
studio where children and adults can
take pottery and;painting classes.
-mail # # #ahil ch
E-mail ahill@alachuatoday.com


PUBLIC NOTICE OF

MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD

OF THE CITY OF

ALACHUA, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of
the City of Alachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed
amendment to the Future Land Use Map of the City of Alachua
Comprehensive Plan on December 14, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The
hearing will.be held in the James A. Lewis Commission Chambers
of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to
consider a request by Causseaux, Hewett, and Walpole, Inc., agent
for Louis Paul Rothseiden, Dianna L. Kosman, James W. Tanner,
Linda P. Tanner, Judson W. Tanner, and Alachua Farm and Lumber,
Inc., owners, for consideration of a Small Scale Comprehensive
Plan Amendment (SSCPA) to the City of Alachua Future Land
Use Map from Medium Density Residential to Central Business
District. The 0.80 acre (parcels 03688-000-000, 03688-002-000,
and 03692-000-000) portion (Portion A) of the subject property
for the proposed'Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment
is located north of NW 145th Avenue and Alachua Farm and
Lumber, Inc., east of NW 142nd Terrace, south of NW 146th
Avenue, and west of The Office Dealer. The 0.11 acre. (parcel
03727-000-000) portion (Portion B) of the subject property for the
proposed Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment is located
north of NW 143rd Place, west of Main Street, south and east
of Peggy Road and Alachua Farm and Lumber storage facility,
Alachua, Florida. Existing FLUM: Medium Density Residential;
Zoning: Residential Single Family 3 (RSF-3); Tax Parcel
Numbers 03688-000-000, 03692-000-000, 03688-002-000, and
03727-000-000.







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At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
amendment. Copies of the proposed amendment, Staff Report,
and related materials are available for public inspection at the
Planning and Community Development Department, 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, on any regular business day between the hours of
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Thursday before the scheduled meeting.
Written comments on the proposed amendment may be sent to
the following address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to
appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you will need
to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at
least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today December 02, 2010)


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Set aside partisan politics

Guest Column by Debbie Boyd


During this holiday season, I am
thankful and would like to share some
heartfelt thoughts with you.
I want to thank my husband, Tommy,
and my family, neighbors and all the
citizens of House District 11 for allowing
me the opportunity to serve as your State
Representative from 2006 to 2010.
It was an honor and a privilege to be
elected to serve as your voice
in our state government. When
you serve in this capacity, you
have the chance to cast literally
hundreds of votes and to make
th s sf, what I believe,
are Important decisions. Thus,
the responsibility given to
an elected representative is
serious and should be treated
as such.
.In my electoral defeat,
I was saddened and
disappointed but never
dispirited nor disheartened. Debbie
For each and every one of the
votes I cast and for every decision I ever
made, each met.two basic criteria. First,
the votes were cast every single one of
the&i with only the very best interest of
our district in mind. No matter the issue,
the venue, or the pressure from outside
sources, I knew that I was your voice and
your representative and I looked beyond
party affiliation, past rhetoric and always
into the hearts and minds of the people I
was elected to serve.
Second, I leave service with a peace-
filled heart and a crystal-clear conscience.
In these troubling times, too many elected
leaders fail this fundamental test. Too
many. seek to achieve personal gain either


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through-power or financial riches. In doing
so, many shed their core values and as a
result, deserve to lose the public's trust.
I know I come home with the comfort of
knowing that during my length of service, I
maintained my integrity, stayed true to our
values, and never was forced to compromise
our district. Even my most ardent opposition
never accused me of betraying the public's
trust.
Which brings me to this
campaign and our state's
future.
I .believe public policy is
better when4the nu becs of
each party are closeri the
middle because that's when
both sides are forced to work
together, consider all ideas,
and build consensus. When the
numbers are more equal, it's
more difficult for either party
to lock down every vote of its
oyd members and elected officials
are more representative of their
constituents. Only then will good public
policy outweigh partisan politics and party
loyalty. Until the leadership of a majority
refrains from forcing its own agenda and is
willing to honestly work with the minority
for the good of the people, the pendulum
will continue to swing from one extreme to
the other and our state, our nation and its
citizens will continue to be the victims.
With this election, our state is now
completely controlled by one party from
the Governor's mansion to a super-majority
in both the State House and Senate and
every office in between. While I believe that
most issues transcend party loyalty, what is
important is the will of the electorate.


And they have spoken.
I genuinely wish all of our elected
leaders in both parties success, and I
challenge the majority leadership to seize
this opportunity to set aside partisan
politics for good public policy. Our state
is in dire straits and despite the political
rhetoric suggesting otherwise, there are no
easy or fast solutions. I challenge every
citizen to remain watchful of those elected,
know how you are represented, and be a
vital participant of the turnaround our ship
of state needs.
For myiart, I offer my gratitude for
b'g,all~ed to s.ive, my willing 'ess.to
be" of cantlhuei a-eiice, my counsel when
asked, and my prayers when needed.
SThank you to so many who had
confidence and trust in me, have expressed
encouragement for my future and asked
"What next?" I know that doors of
opportunity close and new doors open.
After eight years as an elected servant, I
embrace and value the time I have to spend
with my family during the holidays. I would
be honored to serve the public again in the
future, and I will recognize and welcome
the next door of opportunity that opens!
Again, thank you. I feel that serving you
was a wonderful blessing and I will forever
cherish the time you allowed me to have as
your representative.
Debbie Boyd served as House District
11 State Representative (2006-2010) and
Newberry City Commissioner (2002-
2006). Her hometown is Newberry and she
is, a sixth generation Floridian from the
Newberry and Gilchrist County area.


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PARHAM:
Continued from page A


Search process


to launch in


spring
search process started to find a person to fill
the position on a permanent basis, as Parham
has expressed she does not want to stay
indefinitely. That process, Travis said, will
probably get started this coming spring.
The commissioners made it clear they did
not consider reinstating Drumm as an option.
Drumm's departure caused heated debate
both on the commission and within the
community. "We can't keep looking back,'
said newly elected Commissioner Byran
Williams. "Drumm was a very good man...
he was a professional, but it's not about Mr.
Drumm it's about all of us.
"I think it's time for us to move forward."
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PIGG HOUSE:
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governmental accounting
standards, which differ from
regular accounting norms.
Commissioner Eric May
had raised a concern that if
the value of the house was
recorded, as an asset, there
should have been a notation
that money was owed against
it, because confusion and
controversy ensued when the
house was sold and the loan
was paid off.


unds accounted for


The apparent result was
that $610,000 was suddenly
gone from the city's general
fund, and no one seemed to
have seen it coming.
Brown pointed out there
was a notation mentioning the
debt, but it was in the "notes
section" rather than on the
budget sheet, and it wasn't
specifically labeled as the loan
on the house. The documents'
were up to par with legal


standards, but to the untrained
eye, they were not easy to
understand.
The bottom line,
she explained, is that
commissioners were all aware
there was a loan out on the
house.
As Brown explained how
the accounting practice may
appear misleading, she showed
the commission exactly where
the documents accounted for


properly
everything correctly, and they
indicated it was beginning to
add up, finally.
"It's all there," Brown
began to say, "You [we] just
can't understand it," finished
commissioner Byran Williams,
laughing and shaking his head.
# # #
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A.L. MEBANE:
Continued from page A

Saturday afternoon activities continued at Mebane Middle School
classes from 1957 to 1975 as well. Woman's Fortune." A reception honoring Association holds various fundraisers and
After the parade, revelers headed over the classes of 1960, 1965, and 1970 was community projects throughout the year
to Mebane Middle School to continue with also held. Saturday's events ended with an in Alachua and surrounding communities.
an afternoon and evening ofactivities. The evening of basketball games. Money raised during the weekend's
lineup included a car show, the opening Sunday marked the conclusion of the festivities contributes to the scholarship
ceremony, fallen soldiers memorial homecoming events with a church service fund of the alumni association.
service, salute to the military, dedication at Old Town Church of God In Christ # # #
of the A.L. Mebane H igh School museum, Alachua. A: .' E-mail editor@
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Alachua prepares for annual tree


lighting,
By ELLEN BOUKARI Santa and Mrs
Today Reporter arrive at City
ALACHUA Along then ride down
with freezing temperatures, Hitchcock Th
the holiday season will where area yot
officially arrive in the city have their pi,
of Alachua Friday during and receive a
the annual tree lighting The combined
ceremony. scheduled from
The event, sponsored p.m.
by the City ofAlachua, will Friday's
take place Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. are only two of
followed by a visit from events lined
Santa and Mrs. Claus. The holiday season.
tree lighting will take place Alachua also p
directly in front of City the Alachua C
Hall located at 15100 NW Commerce for
142nd Terrace, followed Alachua Christ
by the visit from Santa and The parade,
Mrs. Claus on Main Street "Hometown
at the Alan Hitchcock will be held Sa
Theatre Park. 11 on Main Stn
"This is a special time The Grand Mar
of year for families and parade are the
for traditions," said City Fe All Stars
Manager Traci Cain. "We Series champ
have a beautiful town and participate in
a festively-decorated Main visit the Alachi
Street that showcases our of Commerce
holiday spirit. Bring your www.alachua.c
families to join with us 386-462-3333.
as we ring in the holiday
season." The Chain
holding Shop
Once the tree lighting on Main Stre
ceremony is underway, 10 and Dec. 17


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to the Alan
eatre Park
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happenings
'the holiday
up for the
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partners with
Chamber of
the annual
mas Parade.
themed
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Dine-Stroll, Main Street
businesses will be open late
and there will be musical
entertainment, carriage
rides, raffles and more.
"Our mayor and city
commissioners value the
impact these local events
have on our community,"
said Cain. "These events
not only contribute to our
wonderful quality of life;
they provide our local
businesses with increased
foot traffic and exposure.
This is a win-win for all
of Alachua and a great
celebration of family and
traditions."

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News Brief
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ALACHUA COUNTY
- A new hiking trail has
opened at Mill Creek
Preserve, located just north
of the city of Alachua.
The 1,230-acre Mill Creek
Preserve was the first
property acquired through
the Alachua County
Forever Program, and was
opened to the public in
April 2008. The new trail
traverses scenic hardwood
hammock forest, pineland,
and crosses tributaries of
Townsend Branch Creek.
Features of the trail
include a 2.5 to 3 mile
loop depending on the
path taken, with benches,
interpretive. signs and a
unique pedestrian bridge
with designs by local artist
and metal sculptor John
Patterson. Much of the trail
system's amenities have
been creatively constructed
from recycled material,
local stone, and logs of
non-native invasive trees.
Additional savings came
from utilizing labor from
UF interns, volunteers, and
court appointed community
service workers. In the
near future, the trail will
also include a botany walk
with labeled trees.
A guided walk along
the new trail will be led by
SAlachua County staff on
Saturday, Jan. 22 from 9:30
a.m. to noon. Walkers will
meet north of the city of
Alachua in the Mill Creek
Parking lot located on the
south side of CR 236, one-
quarter mile west of the
intersection of CR 241 and


CR236. Environment Specialist,
To sign up for the Kelly McPherson at 352-
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information, contact alachuacounty.us.
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Ask Your Dentist
by Douglas M. Adel, D.D.S.

Care and cleaning of dentures


Q: How careful must
a person be when cleaning
dentures?
A: Dentures are very
fragile. Dropping one just
a few inches into a sink,
say, can be an expensive
slip. When you're handling
your dentures, stand over a
basin full of water or over a
plump, folded towel. When
they're not in your mouth,
keep them out of the reach
of children and pets. Dogs
find them irresistible.
Just like natural teeth,
dentures have to be kept
clean. That will keep them
from getting stained and
will contribute to the overall
health ofyour mouth. Using
a brush that is designed for


denture cleaning, wash
away all food particles.
When buying a denture-
cleaning product, make
sure it carries the American
Dental Association Seal
of Acceptance. The seal
means the product has been
approved by independent
testing for both its safety
and effectiveness.
Dentures can lose their
shape if they dry out, so
when you're not wearing
them, keep them in an
approved denture-cleansing
soak or in water. Don't put
them in hot water, however,
because that can warp them.
Talk with your dentist about
other steps in the proper
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Hundreds of People Cash In at the Alachua Roadshow Yesterday!


By Jason Delong
Treasure Hunters Roadshow
STAFF WRITER

Yesterday at the Best Value Inn,
hundreds lined up to cash antiques,
collectibles, gold and jewelry in
at the Roadshow. The free event is
in Alachua all week buying gold,
silver antiques and collectibles.
One visitor 1 spoke with yesterday

"It is unbelievable, I
brought in some old coins
that had been in a little
cigar box for years and
some old herringbone
necklaces and in less than
fifteen minutes I left with
a check for $712.37."

said "It's unbelievable, I brought
in some old coins that had been in
a little cigar box for years and some
old herringbone necklaces and in less
than fifteen minutes I left with a check
for 5712.37. That stuff has been inmy
jewelry box and dresser for at least 20
years." Another gentlemen brought
an old Fender guitar his father bought
years ago. "Dad had less than fifly
bucks in that guitar." The Roadshow
expert that assisted him, made a few
phone calls and a Veterinarian in
Seattle, Washington bought the guitar
.for $5700.00. The seller continued,
"I got another 5150.00 for a broken
necklace and an old class ring, it's
not everyday someone brings six


Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow
due to highest prices in 40 years.


Above A couple waits with anticipation while Roadshow expert examines their antiques
and gold items. The Roadshow is at the Best Value Inn this week.


thousand dollars to town with your
name on it."
Jeff Parsons, President of the
Treasure Hunters Roadshow
commented, "Lots of people have
items that they know are valuable but
just don't know where to sell them.
Old toys, trains, swords, guitars,


pocket watches or just about anything
old is valuable to collectors. These.
collectorsare willingto pay big money
for those items they are looking for."
This week's Roadshow is the place to
get connected with those collectors.,
The process is free and anyone can
brings items down to the event. If the


Roadshow experts find items their
collectors are interested in, offers
will be made to purchase those
items. About 80% of the guests that
attend the show end up selling one or
more items at the event.
Antiques and collectibles are
not the.only items the Roadshow


is but.;in "Gold and silver markets
are soaring." says Archie Davis, a
'Roadshow representative. "Broken
jewelry and gold or silver coins add up
very quickly. I just finished working
with a gentleman that had an old class
ring, two bracelets, and handful of

"If you go to the Roadshow,
Syou can cash-in your items
for top dollar. Roadshow
representatives will be
available to assess and
purchase your items at the
Best Value Inn through
Saturday in Alachua."

silver dollars,... his check was for over
$650.00. I would say that there were
well over 100 people inihere yesterday
that sold their scrap gold."
One gentleman holding his check
for over $1250.00 in the lobby of the
event yesterday had this comment, "I
am so happy I decided to come to the
Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for
the event and brought in an old German
sword I brought back from World War
11 and some old coins and here is my
check. What a great thing for our
community. I am heading home now
to see what else I have they might be
interested in."
The Roadshow continues today
starting at 9am. The event is free and
no appointment is needed.


Collectors desire vintage military Items,
Items from both U.S. and foreign
origins from the Civil War, World War
I, World Wqr II, Spanish-American
War, Revolutionary War and Calvary
times have great value. Items such as
swords, daggers, medals, hardware
bayonets, etc.


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Drunk and Drugged Driving
Month. According to the
Centers for Disease Control
(CDC), 36 people die and
another 700 are injured each
day in America in crashes
caused by alcohol-impaired
drivers.
Crashes involving alcohol
constitute nearly one third of
all traffic-related deaths in


A message from the desk of


Sheriff Sadie Darnell
National Drunk and Drugged Driving
Prevention Month


the U.S. and cost American
taxpayers approximately '$51
billion per year. You can help
make deaths and injuries
from impaired drivers less of
a threat this holiday season
by taking precautions and
celebrating responsibly.
Follow these tips from the
CDC to make your holidays
and the New Year safe and
accident free.


Plan ahead. Always
designate a driver before any
celebration begins.
Take away the
keys of impaired drivers.
Remember, "Friends don't
let friends drive drunk or
impaired. "
If you have been
drinking, get a ride home with
someone sober or call a taxi.
Be a responsible


host. If'you are hosting a
party, remind your guests to
plan ahead. Offer alternative
beverages and make sure
your guests leave with a sober
driver.

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Patricia
Chattman
Black
Female,
7/22/64
5'07",
160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Marijuana less
than 20 grams,
Possession of
Drug
Paraphernalia


James
High
White Male,
6/19/66
6'01",
205 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP DUI
with Property
Damage


Craig
Innes
Lee
Black Male,
10/21/1960
6', 200 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine (2
Counts), Sale
of Cocaine,
Felony Larceny
(2 Counts),
Possession of
Drug
Paraphernalia


Angela Sue
Moyer
White
Female,
02/16/1973

Unknown
Weight
Blonde Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
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DUI with Seri-
ous Bodily Inju-
ry, Possession of
a Controlled
Substance,
Fraud Worth-
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Counts)


Dallas
Donnell
Footman
Black Male,
11/16/79
5'11",
175 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Controlled
Substance
without
Prescription


Randall
Hudson
Davis
White Male,
04/03/88
6'02",
240 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of Cocaine,
Driving While Ucense
Suspended Habitual,
Possession of Con-
trolled Substance with-
out Prescription, Pos-
session Marijuana less
than 20 grams, Keep-
ing Vehicle for Drugs,
Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia


Josue
Ortiz
Velazquez
Hispanic
Male, 5'07",
8/24/1983
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Hit and Run
with Property
Damage,
Driving While
License
Suspended or
Revoked


Michael D.
Nelson
White Male,
6'02",
9/19/1968
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
DUI Felony,
Habitual
Driving While
License
Suspended or
Revoked


McKenzly
Edwards
Black Male,
2/1/74
6'01",
175 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Failure to Pay
Child Support


Leartis
Holmes
Black Male,
10/26/81
5'08",
140 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Failure to Pay
Child Support


Asniey
Rae
Baer
White
Female,
04/29/1989
5'1", 115 Ibs
Black Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
VOP Felony
Larceny.


Jack Shirone
Altman Kennard
Black Male, Bonnett
08/22/1975 Black Male,
5'9", 08/17/79
215 Ibs 5'09",
Black Hair, 220 Ibs
Brown Eyes Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order -
Child Support


Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
a Weapon by
a Convicted
Felon


Calvin
Carroll
White Male,
06/06/86
5'07",
130 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Assault with
Intent to
Commit a
Felony


steran L.
Lattimore
Black Male,
5'06",
3/17/1985
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Lamicka L.
Gunn
Black
Female,
5'05",
5/7/1987
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Aggravated
Battery with a
deadly
weapon


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The Healing of One Man


All too often, the
miracles of the Lord are
taken so far out of context
that they become nothing
more than a Christian
history lesson. It's like
reading an old newspaper
article, interested in
the old events without
realizing their value. We
forget that these stories
were written down in Holy
Scripture for our benefit,
containing matters that are
to instruct us in the Faith
and influence our lives as
Christians.
We learn from Scripture
when we allow it to speak
for itself, first taking the
words at face value, and
then allowing them to
enter into our hearts by
the inspiration of the Holy
Spirit. In the Gospel of
Saint Mark, let's look at
some general things about
the healing of a deaf and
dumb man. This took place
in Decapolis, which, itself,
is a testimony of God's
grace. Decapolis was a
large area south of the Sea


of Galilee made up of 10
cities which were formed
for trade and defense. The
population was mainly
Gentiles who were given
special privileges by
the Romans after they'd
conquered Palestine. They
were people who were
outside of the Covenant
with God; people whom
the Jews thought were
unworthy of God's grace.
If God had selected only
the Children ofAbraham to
be worthy of salvation, the
Son of God would never
have entered this place
of Gentiles... but He did.
God doesn't discriminate
in His offer of Salvation
and neither should we. It's
God's will to save the lost.
Jesus had come to
Decapolis and when He
arrived, there were crowds
waiting for Him. Saint
Matthew puts it this way,
"And great crowds came
to him, bringing with them
the lame, the maimed, the
blind, the dumb, and many
others, and they put them


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them..." (Matthew 15:30)
But Saint Mark highlights
the healing of this one
man.
The Scriptures say that
"they bring unto Him...
and beseech Him to put
His hand upon him. So,
this man didn't come of
his own initiative. We're
given an important lesson
in evangelism for any
who have acquaintances,
friends, co-workers, or
relatives in need of Christ
and might never come to


Him if we don't initiate the
invitation.
Jesus took the disabled
man aside from the
multitude. He performed
many miracles in public,
but this time He chose
to be alone with the
man and heals him in an
extraordinary way. Putting
His fingers into the man's
ears, and taking spit
and touching the man's
tongue, Jesus looked
up, sighed, and said "be
opened." This.is a great
lesson in communication,
symbolism and love, in
the working of God's
grace. This man was
deaf, so he couldn't
hear anything Jesus was
saying and also being
tongue-tied he couldn't
outwardly communicate
with Jesus. Christ's touch
to the ear and the spit to
the tongue are natural
ways of communication,
expressing His compassion
for the man's condition.
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said a word and the
man would be healed,
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communicate with him
demanded more. And so
Jesus touched his ears and
tongue. And He looked up;
this simple action alone
would teach the man to
look to God for healing-
he could understand this
through that one simple
gesture.
We can see the
usefulness of.symbolism
to communicate the grace
of God. It wasn't the
symbolic act alone that
healed the man, and it's
not the symbols we use
in Church on which we
should rest our Faith. But
we mustn't think too lightly
about these things either.
The ritual and gestures
we use in our worship are
useful in demonstrating
the love of God. Let's use
them wisely to guide our
thoughts and hearts to see


Christ's presence.
Just as Jesus came tc
Decapolis and blessed
those who came to Him ir
Faith, He is always present
among us. We have a
choice: We can be like
those who feared Him and
begged Him to leave o0
we can be like those whc
brought their needs to Him
and went away praising
God. We need to make a
choice in our own hearts
to know Him or reject
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Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 6:30 p.m.
Minister Doug Frazier
(386) 462-3326



S ,Church
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
16916 NWUS Hwy 441, High Springs
386-454-1700
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HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAllAges 930 am.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m.
highspringscofc@alltel.net
Pastor Cori Lewis (386)454-2930

New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800 NE 158th Avenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & Fax (386) 462-7.129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 am.
MomingWorship11 am.-lst,2nd,3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


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Where the apostolic tradition is
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Where traditional liturgy
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Where the Holy Scriptures
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Where a prayerful and quiet
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Bible Study 9:30 am. Church 10:30 am.
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First Baptist Church of Alachua
One block east of Main Street in Alachua
386-462-1337
Sunday: Wednesday:
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 6:15 p.m. Youth (6th 12th grades)
10:45 a.m. Worship 6:15 p.m. Choir rehearsal
4:30 p.m. Awana (2 yrs 5th grade)
5:15 p.m. Adult Bible Study www.fbcalachua.com
College Bible Study Doug Felton, Pastor

First United Methodist Dec. 5th Matthew 3:1-12
Church of Alachua Dec. 12th Matthew 11:2-11
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443 Dec. 19th Matthew 1:18-25
Pastor Dr. Adam Zele
JeffVan Valey, Youth & Children'sMinister Also Christmas Cantata
Traditional Worship, 8:45 & 11 a.m this Sunday at
Contemporary Worship 6 pm. 11 am service
Sunday School 9:45 am.
www.alachuafirstunitedmethodist.org Dec. 26th Matthew 2:13-23


Service Times
Im ac Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
F A.M, H U H Y URWednesday 7:30 p.m.
igvs Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
lract it1 ;tof Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
itis terd." 386-454-1563
Gods's" www.impactfamilychurch.com
16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua

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


New Oak Grove Baptist Chuh
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Worship 11 am., Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 18100 NW 262 Avenue

St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Rev. Jessie L. Steele, Pastor
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
Alachua 12616
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
Email: stlukeamechurch@windstream.net
Morning Worship: 11 a.m.;
Church School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study: 7 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
7hnme: PUSH.-Pray Urt1Som&higHqpH r


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

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

Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 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 Prayer
Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150th Avenue, Alachua
Pastor WillieJ. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549

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


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


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has moved to a new location
530 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL
(behind Hardees)
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m
Sunday Pastoral Teaching 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11a.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367
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6 In the know
11 Ingot
14 Nursery furniture
18 Hook's mate.
20 Corday's prey
21 Flamenco dancer's
shout
22 Mandllkova of tennis
23 "Sunrise Sunset"
musical
26 Writer Hunter
27 Southem constellatloi
28 New Mexico resort
29 Med. test
30 Statistical focus
31 Unruffle
32 Reposes
36 Michael of "Lttle
Voice"
37 Noxious atmosphere
39 Dock
40 Unburdens oneself
42 Ostentation
43 Alistair MacLean
bestseller
48 On the (defenseless)
50 Soft cheese
51 Schoenberg's "Moses
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52 -Magnon
53 Benjamin of The Care
54."Salome" character
56 Elbows
58 Implied
60 Like a balm
61 Persia, today
62 Augur
63 Stratas or Stch-
Randall
64 Hitchcock opus


69 Newspaper circular
71 Deride
72 Starting at
73 Gumshoe
76 Dirties'
77 Impose Prohibition,
e.g.
79,Propeller part
80 Actress Thumnan
81'Part of USNA
82 Small businessman?
83 Fluctuate
84 Dais covering
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91 Envelope abr.
92 -apso
93 Neighbor of Saudi-
Arabia
94 Rubble or Fife
97 Bobbin
99 Kyoto companion
101 Jai-
102 Thought-provoking
103 Our omega '
104 Sacred image
105 Air-quality org.
108 Hasty
109 Old folk song
115 Kitchen addition?
116 Clay, later
117 Pale purple
118 Combat mission
119 Carries out
120 Regret
121 Grind one's teeth
122 Mike of "Austin Pow-
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2 It grows on you
3 Snorr's stories


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5 Corinthian consonants .9 "Exodui" protagonist
6 "- & Andrew ('93 flim) 62 Submachlne gun
7 Pallid' 63'Walked
8 Cunning 65-Av iv '
9 Stadium shout 66 VCR button
10 Nce season 67 Black piano key
11 Where to find romance 68 Hors d'oeuvre holder
12 Easy as falling off- 69 "It Right" ('56 song)
13 Part pugillits 70 First zookeeper?
14 '66Association hit 74 TV's "- Nest"
15 Glossy black ; 75 Columnist Herb
16 Pointless 77 Geometry term
17 Simple ring '78 Williams' wa glass
19 Domain 79 Botswana bigwig
24 Downey of "Touched 82 tender
by an Angel" 83 Asian title
25Agt 85 Asian title
30 Lauder powder 87 Duds
S31 Promontory 88 Crow's-nest cry
32 Cuttlefish kin 89 pollol
33 Velezof "Mexican 90 Printer's measures
Spitfire" 94 Cantata composer
34 "Annabel Lee" 95 Fugard's "A Lesson
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36 Pupil's place 96 Liberation
36 Tribe 97 Cold-war assn.
37 Opera's Grace 98 Ersatz emerald
38 Striking 100 Cartoon cry
41 Cain's nephew 102 Hoarse horse?
42 Freighterfront 103 South African native
43 Pitchfork part 104 Craving
44 Spoken for 105 "Harper's Bazaar"
45 Stress artist
46 Author Murdoch 106 Brace
47 "- creature was 107 Blows away
stirring..." 109 Gob.
49 Prepares eggs 110 Actress Taina
60 Grain husk 111 Chinese principle
55 Part of Q.E.D. 112 Stevedores' grp.
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Dealing with debt collectors


Special to
Alachua County Today
Once you have decided which
debts you are able to pay
and which will have to
wait, the next step is to
deal with the collectors that
aren't being paid first.
How should I deal with debt
collectors?
Don't let them pressure
you into making the wrong
choices about what to pay first.
For example, explain to the
debt collector, "I have to pay
my rent and utility bills first.
I have beef recently laid-off;
when I get a new job I will do
my best to meet my debt"
What. can a debt collector
really do?
A debt collector collecting
a debt of the creditor can
do little more than demand
payment. If the creditor has
not taken your house, car, or
other property as collateral on
a loan, then legally the creditor
can only do three thirigs:
1. Stop doing business with
you.
2. Report your default to a
credit bureau (which will
be unavoidable when you
cahnot pay most of your
debts on time).
3. Sue you in court. Although
the threat to sue you may
be very .upsetting, it is
not nearly as serious as
you might think. Many
creditors do not follow
through on their threats.
If they do sue you, you
can represent yourself,
and explain why you
cannot or should pot pay.
After a period df time, the
creditor may obtain a'court
judgment, but his judgment
still does not force you to
pay the debt It only gives
the creditor the right to try
to seize part of your wages
or particular property. If
you do not own very much
of if you do not earn very
much, creditors may not be
able to seize any of your
property or wages even
though they have a court
judgment against you.
Only if you are hiding
assets can a creditor seize
wages or property before
a judgment; they cannot
send the consumer to jail
or send the consumer's
children to foster care.
How can I collectors
should follow these eight steps:
1. Head off harassment
before it starts. When
financial setbacks prevent
you from paying all of
your bills, call the creditor
and explain your situation.
Explain that you have
to pay the landlord and
utilities first, and that you


will pay your other .bills
when you can. Don't
over promise: it's better
to be realistic about your
prospects for paying. By
contacting the creditor
first, you may avoid having
the debt turned over to a
collection agency, which
will usually be less flexible
than the creditor in working
out a payment plan.
2. Write a cease letter. If
explaining the situation
doesn't stop collection
efforts, the simplest way
to stop contacts is to write
the collector a cease letter.
Federal Law requires
collection agencies to
stop dunning after they
receive a written request
to stop. It's a good idea tdr
include in the letter why
you can't pay right now
and what your expectations
are for the future, though
this is not necessary. You
should also note in the.
letter any billing errors
and/or abusive tactics debt
'collectors have used in
their contacts with you. Be .
sure to keep a copy of the
letter. Below is a sample
letter:
[date]
[name of collection agency]
[address]
Dear Sir:
I am writing to request that
you stop communications to
me about my account number
with [name of
creditor] as required by the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act
15 U.S.C. 1692c(c).
I will take care ofthjs matter
when I can. Your cooperation
will be appreciated.
Very truly yours,
[your name]
[your address]
3. Have a lawyer write a
cease letter. You don't
need a lawyer to write a
cease letter, but if your
letter does not stop the
harassment, a letter from
a lawyer usually will.
Also, collection agencies
must stop contacting you
once they know you are
represented by a lawyer.
4. Workouta payment plan.
If you decide to work out a
payment plan. yop should
only agree to a realistic
plan, preferably one that
significantly reduces
the debL In inaking any
agreement, keep in mind
your priorities: don't make
even small payments if the
payments would prevent
you from paying your


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5. Complain about billing
errors. Collection letters'
are sometimes in error.
If a letter contains a
mistake, you should write
and request a correction
(and keep a copy of your
request). If you dispute
the debt in writing within
30 days of your receiving
notice of the right to
dispute, the collection
agency must stop
collection efforts while it
investigates. If the account
is an open-end account,
like a credit card, you can
dispute a charge within 60
days of receiving the bill.
6. Complain to a
government agency. Mail
any complaint you have
about a collector's conduct
to the Federal Trade
Commission, Bureau of
Consumer Protection,
Washington, DC 20580,
to the consumer protection
division within your state
attorney general's office,
and to any local office
of consumer protection.
You should be able to
obtain these addresses
from your local Better
Business Bureau or office
of consumer affairs. Send
a copy of the letter to the
collector.
7. File Bankruptcy. Filing
bankruptcy will instantly
and effectively stop all
debt collection efforts of
any kind. Often simpler
and less expensive
action will resolve debt
collection harassment,
but bankruptcy filing may
provide significant other
advantages for the debtor.
Filing bankruptcy should
not bea casual decision, and
a competent professional
should be consulted before
any bankruptcy case is
initiated.
8. Sue the Debt Collector.
The federal Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act
allows you to sue debt
collectors which violate the
Act's provisions. Statutory
damages up tb $1.000,
actual damages, costs
and artomey's fees are
available to persons who
bring successful actions.
Consult an attorney to
discuss such litigation.'
*
The information in this
article is provided by the
lawyers at Three Rivers Legal
Services, Inc., a non-profit
corporation that receives
funds from various local
agencies and individuals,
as well as from the federal
government through Legal
Services Corporation (LSC).
The article is intended only to
offer general information and
is not intended as legal advice.
It is always best to consult an
attorney about your legal rights
and responsibilities regarding
your particular case.
For specific advice on your
particular situation, you may
consult with a lawyer of your
choosing. Ifyou cannot afford
a lawyer, you may call your
local legal services office to
find out if you qualify for free,
quality legal assistance.
If you live in Alachua,
Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist,
Levy or Union counties, you
may call the Three Rivers
Legal Services Gainesville
office at 352-372-0519. If
you live in Columbia, Dixie.
Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee. or Taylor counties,
you may call the Lake City.
office at 386-752-5960. If you
live in Clay, Duval, Nassau or
St. Johns counties, you may
call the Jacksonville office at
904-394-7450.
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Alachua County Today.
Sports Brief

ALACHUA The
Santa Fe Raiders won
their home opener Tuesday
night, knocking off -Ft.
White High School 75-43,
bringing their record to 1-0
on the season
C.J. Wakeley starred on
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38 points while going
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