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High School

mourns loss of

two students

Today Reporter
NEWBERRY Administrators and
teachers at Newberry High School
remember Kaitlyn Bailey and Jacklyn
Wiencek as positive role models for their
classmates and dedicated students with
bright futures ahead of them.
Sadly, the two 16-year-old's lives were
cut short after the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
Bailey was driving collided with a tree on
U.S. 27 in Newberry. The Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) reported that the
accident happened one mile south of State
Road 26 on U.S. 27 just after 3 p.m. last


Newberry tightens enforcement
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY Beginning in
February, residents of Newberry will see
increased code enforcement measures as
the city is tightening codes, along with
providing additional officers in the
community for enforcement purposes.
According to Newberry City Manager
Keith Ashby, the city is planning to add
one or two part-time code enforcers to
help alleviate the workload of Code
Enforcer David Rodriguez, wh6 is also
Newberry's Fire Chief. Both Ashby and
Mayor John Glanzer acknowledge the city
hasn't taken an active approach in code
enforcement. But with unprecedented
growth in the area, both feel the time is
right for increased measures.
Glanzer said code enforcement is not
popular with citizens because of the heavy
fines that accompany violations.

Alachua SFCC

branch to open

in 2009

Today Reporter
ALACHUA Alachua is
slated to see the opening of a
$6.8 million Santa Fe
Community College (SFCC)
branch by August 2009. The
much anticipated Alachua
campus would meld
biotechnology research in
Progress Corporate Park with
the training of students for
related jobs in the emerging
The centerpiece for the
branch will be a 24,000
square-foot building divided
into classrooms and
biotechnology labs according
to Charles Clemons, Vice-
President for Development at

SFCC. The architecture is to
be compatible with
surrounding development at
the Progress Corporate Park
and the nearby State of Florida
It is estimated that
classrooms and biotech labs
will accommodate 200
students in the first phase of
construction which will be
kicked off with a
groundbreaking ceremony in
May 2008. With construction
expected to last 12 months,
Clemons said the college
would look to move in around
June 2009 and open the doors
for students two months later
for the fall semester.
SFCC on page A4


Two women die

in Alachua crash

Photo by BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Over 143 years after the Civil War Battle of Gainesville, re-enactors played out
the scene at Poe Springs Park last weekend. The unusually warm December
weekend made the re-enactment more realistic and true to the original battle which
Occurred on Aug. 17, 1864. But Saturday's battle was all for show with firing
cannons, authentic uniforms, Calvary and much more. In the end, re-enactors from
the Union and Confederacy were on the same side when it came to putting on a
lifelike show for spectators.
Kicking of the weekend Friday was a fitting Honor Guard Salute to Pearl Harbor
Day. Saturday and Sunday brought a Ladies Tea and battle re-enactments.
Sponsored by the 28th Georgia Infantry Co. K, the 10th Tennessee Calvary and
the Alabama Volunteers, the weekend-long event featured Confederate and Union
encampments, blacksmiths and more which turned Poe Springs into a virtual 1864

Today Staff Report
News Brief

ALACHUA An early
Saturday morning single-car
crash in Alachua claimed the
life of two local 26 year old
women. Brandy" Smith and
Kendra Wentworth, both 26
and both of Alachua, died
Saturday after the Chevrolet
they were in collided with a
tree, police say.
Smith and Wentworth were
traveling south on County
Road 235 near NW 123rd
Avenue when, for unknown
reasons, they veered across the

northbound lane of the road
and onto the shoulder where
they hit a tree, Alachua Police
Department' (APD) officials
say. The two women were
ejected from the car.
The accident occurred at
about 5:11 a.m. on Saturday.
Police and paramedics learned
of the accident when a passing
motorist called it in.
Neither Smith nor
Wentworth was wearing their
seatbelt according to APD
Police are still investigating
to determine what factors
contributed to the fatal

An artful affair
Artistic talent showcased at High Springs art show

Today Reporter
skies and mild temperatures
greeted people attending the
first annual Art in the Park
event held at James Paul Park
in High Springs last Saturday.
Other than the pleasant
conditions, people were treated
to a broad spectrum of art
genres while listening to lively
jazz music performed by the
Ben Champion Trio.
The show offered a variety
9f ceramics, original oil
paintings, photographs and
woodwork. Lenore Nichols
and her husband, David, said
their handmade lizard lookouts
were popular items at the event.
One lizard lookout was
designed like a bee hive with a
circular hole on the outside so
lizards could find a comfortable
spot to enjoy their

DAN REID/Alachua County Today
High Springs' 1st annual Art in the Park, held Saturday in
downtown James Paul Park, offered passersby a variety of
ceramics, original oil paintings, photographs and woodwork
pieces to enjoy.
Lenore enjoyed the event his woodworking talents such
and the people who browsed as carved woodworks of deer,
her items. "Everyone's been bears, and eagles. Carlson
very pleasant, and we love described the show as one of
High Springs." the most productive events he's
Vendor Jim Carlson of
Trenton showed many pieces of ART IN PARK onpage A8

The lady behind

Alachua's Lady Bug


Today Reporter
ALACHUA- Alachua native Bettye Walker
remembers the times when people could walk
down the street and not worry about their safety,
along with keeping their doors unlocked.
"It was a lot different than it is today," said
Walker, 80, who has owned Lady Bug
Florist on U.S. 441 in Alachua for the last 32
years, remembers her childhood home on the
edge of Main Street and the thundering roar of
trains that traveled through the downtown area
during the overnight hours. She recalls a time
when the building that now houses Rick's Fish
House on that same Main Street was Hastings
Grocery Store, and a telephone office was
located upstairs over the store.
As a little girl growing up in Alachua, she
remembers one evening, going with a group of

DAN REID/Alachua County Today
The Christmas season is the busiest time of
year for Lady Bug's Bettye Walker and
daughter-in-law Linda. Bettye has owned
and operated Lady Bug since 1975.
her friends to Alachua Elementary School and
giving in to the temptation of ringing the
school's gigantic bell. Walker playfully
LADY BUG on page A8

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Community Corner

Meetings & Events in the Heartlands

mArcher Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
*Alachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
"Alachua County Meets the 2nd
and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9
a.m. at the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Room
209, Gainesville. Citizen
comments are taken at 9:30 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
*Hawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall. -
EHigh Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
NMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
NNewberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
EWaldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes

EAARP Driver Safety Program
monthly classes cost $10. The two-
day, eight-hour classroom
instruction refines driving skills and
develops defensive driving
techniques. The three-year
certificate qualifies graduates for an
auto insurance discount. Call 352-
333-3036 for information and to
register for a class. Gainesville
Classes: Jan. 9 & 10, 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.; Kam/ 1- & 11, 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.; Jan. 28 & 29, 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.; Feb. 12 & 13, 12 noon to 4
p.m. High Springs Class: Feb. 12
& 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"The Alachua Branch Library is
open in a temporary location at
15100 NW 141 Street (Main
Street), Alachua, FL 32615, during
construction of the expanded
facility. Wireless and internet access
are available at this location. Also,
library personnel are going out into
the community to the preschools,
community center, schools, etc. to
give programs on books and
information services.
*Alachua Christmas parade and
other holiday activities The
Alachua Chamber of Commerce, in
partnership with the City of

Alachua, is hosting the annual
Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec.
15 at 2 p.m. Starting at North Main
and US 441, the parade will wind
thru historic downtown Alachua.
Grand Marshals Mr. and Mrs. F
E. Welch will lead the procession,
followed by honorary escorts,
Police Chief Robert Jemigan, Fire
Chief Will Mays and Sheriff Sadie
Darnell. Alachua Recreation Direc-
tor Hal Brady will serve as Master
of Ceremony.
With the theme, "A Home
Town Christmas," many churches,
civic and youth groups, businesses
and Santa Fe High School marching
band will provide a joyous filled
afternoon with floats and
entertainment. It is rumored that
Santa will be in the parade and will
be available for pictures in the old
theater on Main Street after the
parade. Come share the holiday
spirit in historic Alachua.
*The Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The weekly
meetings are held at the clubhouse
located at 15115 NW 142 Terrace
(Lions Club Terrace). If you are
interested in becoming a member of
the Alachua Lions Club, please join

us for a meeting or call 386-462-
7178. Lions are men and women
who volunteer their time to
humanitarian causes in their local
and world community.
ECleather Hathcock Community
Center Activities
Homework assistants 3:30-5 p.m.
every Tuesday and Thursday
Gainesville Harvest Food Clothes
giveaway 9-10:30 a.m. every
Bingo and Lunch for Seniors 9:30
a.m.-l:30 p.m. every Thursday
Senior Sewing get together 9 a.m.-2
p.m. every Monday
Senior exercise class 10-11 a.m.
every Wednesday
*Alachua Recreation Center
Cha Cha Dancers for Seniors 11
a.m. 12 noon every Friday
For additional information, please
call 386-418-1373.
*The High Springs Farmers
Market is 'looking for church and
community groups interested in
performing holiday music or

leading carolling for the "Spirit of
High Springs" on Saturday, Dec.
15 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. in James
Paul Park, downtown High Springs.
Spirit of High Springs will

celebrate local products, local
artists, local music, and our
community spirit. The event will
feature local artists, "Faith Willin,"
a folk/gospel performing trio.
Contact Ann Marie Smith at 386-
454-5640 to schedule a perfor-
mance time for your group.
EThe High Springs Rotary Club
is holding i canned food drive to
benefit Catholic Charities in High
Springs. Please drop off your
canned food item in the collection
box located at Trombone Charley's
Restaurant in High Springs. A final
drop will be held on Tuesday, Dec.
18 and a delivery made to Catholic
Charities. Thanks to everyone for
contributing to the needy during the
Holiday Season. For additional
information, call Amy McRoberts
at 386-454-0785.
*The Mercy Mountain Boys
present an Acoustic Christmas
Concert to benefit The Alachua
Woman's Club Scholarship Fund.
The concert will be on Tuesday,
Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Adults are $10 and
children are $5. The Alachua
Woman's Club is located at 14565
Main Street,Alachua.
EMOPS (Mothers of Pre-
schoolers and younger) welcomes

you! Join us every first Thursday
from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at High
Springs Ist Baptist Church.
Meetings are for moms between the
stages of pregnancy and with young
children of kindergarten age. Cost is
$7 per meeting (to cover general
operating cost). Childcare provided.
*Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
encourages businesses and
organizations to sponsor food
drives for the holidays. The
holidays are coming and for many
in our community the cupboard will
be bare. But you can help through
the Bread of the Mighty by
donating food and/or finances to
help keep our shelves stocked and
the food flowing to those in need
during the holiday season.
Conducting a food drive in your
workplace, scout troop, sport team
event, school, or other organization,
is an effective and enriching way to
make a difference in the lives of the
poor and needy. Non-perishable
canned and boxed foods are always
needed. For information contact
Kristina Stubbs or Debbie Talbot at
352-336-0839. Visit

As controlled burning starts, here's what

you should know

Special to Alachua County Today

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mManaging Editor: Bryan Boukari,
*Sports Editor: Adam Boukari,

mAccount Executive: Ben Boukari,
(386) 462-3355 or email to
*Classified/Legal: Leila Boukari,
*Legal Display: Gail Luparello,

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48MMINEENE 1 Ill ,

One of the most important
forest management and
wildfire prevention tools used
by the Florida Division of
Forestry (DOF) is prescribed,
or controlled, burning.
Area late summer and early
fall precipitation amounts
provided a much overdue
respite to dry land and forest
conditions. The DOF
Waccasassa Forestry Center
(comprised of Alachua,
Gilchrist, Levy, Marion and
Putnam counties) will begin
the prescribed bur program
for the winter months. Many
private contractors, certified
by the division as prescribed
burn managers, also increase
their land clearing operations
during this season.
It, is important to keep
residents aware of this
program and provide them
with adequate information,
helping to increase
understanding about the why
and how of the prescribed bur
program and the disciplines in
place to ensure the safety of

Archer Branch:
Empower The Beginning E-mailer!: for
the Internet/ computer novice. -
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 noon FREE
one-on-ore tutoring is available every
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. This is
the tear-free way to learn how to set-up and
maintain a free e-mail account.
Crafters' Coffee Klatch Wednesdays, 10
a.m.-12 noon. If you embroider, quilt, knit
or enjoy doing any other "non-messy" craft,


both county residents and state
forest wildlife.
As a forest land
management tool, prescribed
fire is used to restore and
maintain fire-dependent
ecosystems, enhance forest
health, improve wildlife
habitat, and prevent wildfire
by reducing hazardous fuels. It
is a closely controlled burning
of vegetation based on a
prescription that takes into
consideration fuel type, fuel
moisture, relative humidity, air
temperature, wind speed, wind
direction and other
atmospheric conditions to
ensure a safe and successful
burn that minimizes any
adverse impact on people.
All prescribed fires must
meet set criteria to be
authorized by the Florida
Division of Forestry. In
addition to weather conditions,
the following criteria include:
acquiring daily authorization
by the local DOF office,
establishing fire breaks around
the bum area and ensuring that
sufficient personnel and fire

suppression equipment are on
site for controlling the fire.
The fire must be controlled
within the boundary of the
authorized area and
responsible persons must
remain at the burn site to
contain the fire.
Daytime controlled-burn
operations commence after 9
a.m. with fire spread contained
within one hour after sunset.
Night controlled burn
operations are occasionally
conducted to take advantage of
higher relative humidity and
light wind conditions. They
can be conducted from one
hour before sunset until 9 a.m.
Public concerns regarding
smoke created by prescribed
fire are a priority for DOF.
Wind direction predictions are
tested before burning to ensure
that the fire will not cause
adverse air. quality intrusions
over urban areas or create,
visibility problems on roads.
As a result of this careful
planning, smoke from
prescription burns presents
fewer problems than that of a

this is the group for you. Join us any
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. Regular
attendance is not mandatory; everyone is
welcome whenever you can attend. No
registration just bring the, craft you're
working on. Share what you know, or learn
from someone else. Enjoy a cup of coffee
and 'klatch' with other craft enthusiasts in
the community.
Sounds Of The Harp Monday,
Deepmhbr 17th 11 .am.-12 noon. This

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Because of Florida's
history of lightning fires,
natural ecosystems are adapted
to fire and depend on periodic
fire to remain healthy.
Research shows that
prescribed fire is a sound and
responsible way to protect
people and their homes and to
ensure the ecological health of
fire-affected landscapes.
Studies show that the
populations of many animal
species, including bobwhite
quail, turkey, scrub jay, Florida
black bear, the gopher tortoise
and the endangered red-
cockaded woodpecker,
increase in numbers after a
regimented prescribed burn
campaign because of the
resulting improved habitat.
Many people have
expressed concern about the
safety of wild animals during
prescribed fires. Most wild
animals migrate to safety
during the relatively slow-
moving prescribed fires. Some
animals take refuge by moving
to unburned or previously

event will be held at the Archer Senior
Center. Enjoy the calming effect of harp
music. Seasoned pedal harpist, Barb
Kerkhoff, will perform Christmas music.

Hawthorne Branch:
Preschool Storytime Thursdays, 10:30
a.m. 5 & under. Join us for books,
stories, songs, and lots of fun!!
Reading Circle: Brown Bag Lunch -
Bimonthly on First & Third Mondays,
12:10 p.m. Bring your
Brown Bag Lunch (with
drink) and join the
Hawthorne Reading
Circle as we share our
favorite authors, titles,
and new finds!

High Springs Branch:
Preschool Storytime -
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. -




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burned areas. Small animals
seek shelter under logs, in old
trees, and in burrows like those
of the gopher tortoise.
DOF coordinates with
local, county or city fire
agencies before every bur to
ensure they are aware of the
burn location. If there is the
potential of smoke creating
driving restrictions, smoke
warning signs are posted on
the potentially affected road.
The agency works to forge
long-term solutions as
Florida's communities expand
with increasing numbers
bordering wildland regions,
following the best practice
approaches to minimize the
risk of wildland fires to
communities and maintain the
health of state 'forests and
wildlife. When considering the
devastating impact of
uncontrolled wildfires,
prescribed burning is a proven
long-term' solution to
protecting natural resources
and Florida's residents.
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ages 5 & under Stories, songs, and
activities for the preschool set.
Crafter's Circle Welnesdays, 1:00 p.m.
Do you find the time to work on your craft
projects at home? Havd some fun with the
Craft Circle, which meets at the library
Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. If you
embroider, quilt, knit or enjoy doing any
other "non-messy" craft, this is the group
for you. Join us any Wednesday. Regular
attendance is not mandatory; everyone is
welcome whenever you can attend. There's
no registration -just bring the craft you're
working on. Share what you know, or learn
from someone else. Enjoy chatting with
other craft enthusiasts in the community.
Mystery Reading Group Monthly on
third Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Join fellow
readers for discussions of mystery novels.
Bring any mysteries you've read this month
to discuss. Newcomers welcome.

Newberry Branch:

Thursday, December 20th, 11:30
a.m.-7:30 p.m. Put yourself in a
merry mood. Come and enjoy
screenings of some favorite classic
Christmas films throughout the

Christmas Crafts Sunday,
SDecember 23rd, 1:00 p.m.-4:30
p.m. Got any last minute gift-
wrapping to tackle, season's
greeting cards to write, or tree
decorations to replace? Come and
& 22 drop in anytime on Sunday to do
h Springs various holiday crafts.

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The Church in Philippi

Special to Alachua County Today
Saint Paul, in his letter to the
Philippians (Philippians 3:17) is telling
them to guard themselves against the
teachings of the libertarians (liberals) that
had started to work themselves into the
Church in its early stages. These people
weren't Jews-they were self-proclaimed
Christians who had very little regard for the

Christian life.
The city of Philippi was a
Roman colony in Macedonia,
with a population made up of
mainly Romans and
Macedonians, with very few
Jews. Just by knowing that they
were Roman, gives us an idea of
their behavior. They were a
prideful people who considered
themselves superior in
intelligence. They lived a very
shameful, self-indulgent
lifestyle, which focused on
satisfying the flesh through
gluttony, drunkenness or sexual
pleasures. They sought after all
manner of earthly things and
totally ignored heavenly things.

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Paul says, "For they that are such serve not
our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly;
and by good words and fair speeches
deceive the hearts of the simple." (Romans
16:18) And in today's reading, "Whose end
[is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly,
and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who
mind earthly things. (Philippians 3:19)
Saint Paul says, "Brethren, beobllowers
together of me, and mark them which walk
so as ye have us for an ensample."
(Philippians 3:17) Here, Saint Paul is
asking the faithful Philippians to follow his

example of how a true Christian should act,
and in the last part of the verse where he
says, "ye have us for an ensample", he is
telling them to follow the examples of the
other Apostles and followers of Christ.
Saint Paul did not think of himself as being
perfect by any means, but at least his
example was better than that of the liberals.
"For many walk, of whom I have told you
often, and now tell you even
weeping, that they are the
enemies of the cross of
Christ. He is telling the
S....' Philippians that these people
are leading them from the
Cross o, Christ and into the
clutches of evil, and he
weeps for those who have
fallen away from Christ.
Paul then explains the
traits of a good Christian and
John E. how we are to regard Christ
and heaven: For our
Anglican citizenship is in heaven.
anesve. Christians, even while we are
>f the
Episcopal here on earth, have our
citizenship in heaven. This
earthly world is our
temporary home, but Heaven is our eternal
home and is where our greatest privileges
and concerns are. And, because our
citizenship is there, we keep up a
correspondence with it, through prayer and
worship. There is good reason to have our
citizenship in heaven, not only because
Christ is there, but because we, too, will be
there shortly.
"Who shall change the body of our
humiliation that it may be conformed unto
the body of his glory, according to the
working whereby he is able even to subject

all things unto himself (Philippians 3:21)
There is a glory reserved for the bodies of
the saints, which they will receive at the
resurrection. The body which we now have
is a corrupted body, the body of our
humiliation. This earthly body came from
the dust of the ground and is susceptible to
diseases and to death-an instrument of sin,
which is called the body of this death.
(Romans 7:24)
But it will be made a glorious body not
only raised again to life, but raised to great
advantage. An example of this change is
the glorious body of Christ; when he was
transfigured upon the mount, his face did
shine as the sun, and his raiment was white
as the light. (Matthew 17:2) He went to
heaven as a man, clothed with a body, that
he might take possession of the inheritance
in our nature, and be not only.thefirst-born
from the dead, but the first-born of the
children of the resurrection. We shall be
conformed to the image of his'Son, that he
may be the first-born among many brethren,
(Romans 8:29) The Gospel comes to man
as a whole, body and soul, offering
salvation to both parts of man's nature,
physical and spiritual
Christians must flow the examples of
Christ and the Apostles if we are to enjoy
the new life in heaven. It is the spiritual
benefits we should strive to accomplish, to
hear and do as our Lord Jesus Christ says,
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all
thy mind." And, "Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself" This is what our
Savior asks of us-that we may be with
Him and His Father, forever in Heaven.
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Join us at these local events

E"Once Upon a Night," A
Christmas Cantata by Pepper
Choplin, will be performed by
"Victory Voices," the choir of the
First United Methodist Church
of High Springs on Sunday, Dec.
16 at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be
served after the performance and
all are welcome to attend. The
church is located at 17504 NW US
Hwy 441, High Springs. For
additional information, call the
church office at 386-454-1255.
*North Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church is having their Fourth
Annual Bethlehem Inn Dinner
Theatre on Dec. 14 and 15th at 7
p.m. The show story is by Johana
Garrison, music and lyrics by Scott
Keys, and it is directed by Marlene
Gardner. The set and costumes
make the Christmas Story come
alive in a wonderful new way.
Tickets are $2.' Seats are limited
for this Dinner Theatre, so call the
church office at 386-462-3317.
The church is located at 25330 NW
County Road 239, Alachua (1/4
mile north of CR 236 & 239
*North Central Baptist Church
invites you to join them for a
musical The Glory of Christmas!
This year you will have the
opportunity to experience this

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amazing musical two nights. Bring
a friend and share the night with us.
The Annual Dinner Theater
is Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Cost $10/ticket, which includes
both dinner and the musical.
The Dessert Fellowship is
free and follows the musical which.
will be held for the second time on
Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at 8001
NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville. Call
352-373-3341 for information.
mCooperative Uniting of
Messengers from God come
worship with us and be fed by
God. Calling all prophets and
prophetess. The time of
worship will be at 3 p.m. on
Sunday, Dec. 20 at the New
Jerusalem Church of. God,
located at 157 and Hipp Way in
Alachua. Special speakers
include Pastor Theresa
Carpenter, Prophetess Denise
Graham, Prophet Jermaine
Holland, Prophetess LaShawn
Belford, and Apostle Lorenzo


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The Heartland Community Places

of Worship

Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening'Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & Larry Pahman
(386) 462-3326


,I l l C H RIST C E iNTRA.I.
"BuildingLife Together"
Temporary Location
Located at 14200 NW 1.48th. Place
Downtown Alachua (in the old Post Office)
Service Times:
Sunday 9:00-10:15am'

F J4 ,10:30- 11:00am
Life Groups
meet at various times during the week.
r' '. Wednesday
Student Mrlntry 7:13pm

.- ~ I saints UIngftcan Clturti
SAparish ofthe Christian Episcopal Church
Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is upheld
Where we kneel to pray
* Where worshipful music is the standard
Where traditional liturgy is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
Where traditional values are taught
Where we seek to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
Come Join Us
Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
and other special services as announced.
8100 SW Archer Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 www.AllsaintsXnEC.org

Corinth Baptist Church
5577 NW 290 Street, Newberry
Pastor Henry M. Rodgers
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510
Sunday: Sunday School 10 am., Morning
Worship 11am., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church
Hwy 441 1-1/2 miles South ofAlachua
Sunday 10 a.m., 11 am. & 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Verse by Verse Preaching
Traditional Christian Music
Pastor Marty Basinger (386) 462-2966

Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor & Founder
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655
Church: (386) 454-2367 Home: (386) 454-8251
Cell: (386) 344-0058

C ,
V- Contemporary Praise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.
16916 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs
386454-1700 www.FellowshipOnline.org

S"We know that in all things
we are more than
(. -, Conquerors. We are
Champions." Romans 8:37
Visit us at Sidney Lanier School, located at 312 NW 16 Ave. (Near Burger King, Comer of Main & 16thAve.)
SCongregational Prayer: 10 am. Praise & Worship: 10:30 am. Moring Service: 11 am.
Children's Church: 11 a.m. Bible Study: Wed Evening 7 p.m.
Bible Study location announced Sunday For information call: (352) 318-2208

ebhristtan e t ie ellowasip
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 am/Worship 10:30 am.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433

... seeking the Lord as He
wills to be found ...
323 S.W. County Road 778
High Springs, Florida 32643
(386) 454-1845

IMPA ITING One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
ismazm, (386) 462-1337

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

I First Presbyterian
of Alachua
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
VLUV 14623 NW 140 Street
(386) 462-1549
Sunday School 9 a.m4 Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.

Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Consciousness (ISKCON)
Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Sunday Services 3:15-7 p.m.: )Lecture,
meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
feast. Open to the public. (386) 462-2017

Legacy Baptist Church
Sunday Services at The Alachua Women's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
C ,iili 1 ... J.j, School -9:30 am
( IIu S.h L .ri ILC- 10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pi
Pastor John Jcmigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistch urch.org

New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800 NE 158th Avenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & FAX (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Moving Worship 11 .m.-1st, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study

St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church )
Anglican Tradition "1
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
(386) 454-9812

First United Methodist
Church of Alachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Youth'Events, 4:30 p.m.

520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAllAges 9:30 am.
Worship 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m.
Minister: Wayne Rodgers (386)454-2930

Living Hope in Christ
Outreach Ministries
1120 S. Main Street, High Springs
Located on Hwy 27 across from Tumblemania
Tues.: Bible Study 7 p.m.;
Tues.: Prayer Meeting 8 p.m.;
Sun.: Hour of Power 9 a.m., Sunday
School 10 a.m., Services 11 a.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays Evening Services 4 p.m.
Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr. (386) 454-4169

North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386) 462-3317 edwin3441@cox.net
Rev. EdwinA. Gardner, Pastor
Sun. Breakfast 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 9:45 a.m.;
Worship 10:45 am.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
p.m.; Spanish worship 3:30 p.m.; Spanish Supper
4:30 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m.; Evening Service
6 pm.; Weds. Bible Study 7 p.m.
Your searchfor friendly church has ended.

St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands.
Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1/4 mile north
of NW CR 236 in Alachua
Pastor Mike Lee

First United Methodist Church
Hwy 441 S., High Springs
Sunday School: 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 a.m.,
Traditional Worship: 11 a.m.,
Youth Fellowship: 5p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship 6:45 p.m.
Church offers transportation to & from services.
Youth/Childrens Director: Holly Erskine
Gary Eldred, Pastor (386) 454-1255

List your Place of
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.

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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: YSB7pm.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner 6
p.m.;- General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150thAvenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549

Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Chrch in WestemAlachua County
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue
in Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am. Nursery provided.
For info go to wwu.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by Lifing Up
the Name ofChrist-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

i Service Times
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
SWednesday 7:30 p.m.
F 4 P 1 Y C a U R C Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
LSenior Pastors: Fdwin & Angela Anderson
irPac Tristh of 386-454-1563
with the Word." www.impactfamilychurch.com
God s 16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship II am.. List your Place of
Evening Ser\ ice 6 p.m. Worship
\\ednesda Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Prayer ltg Bible Stud\y 7 p.m. here
RA.. GAs & Students 7 p.m. Call (386) 462-3355
Nurser\ Provided
Terr\ Eli\son. Jr. Pastor for more information.
386-462-3390 151 05 N\W 262 A.enue

Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
of i-fe Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
Asbly of Gd Wednesday:
Alsemb y ofGod Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Downtown Alachua Nursery provided for all services.
www. riveroflifeassembly.org Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288

St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Family Study
Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins, Pastor
Theme: Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)

St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule:. Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
Tuesday 7 p.m., Weekdays Mon, Wed
and Fri 8:30 a.m. No Mass Thursday.
Confession: Saturday 45 min. prior to
Mass or anytime on request
3210 N.E. Santa Fe Boulevard
(U.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
# (386) 454-2358

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How to supplement this winter

Alachua County Extension
Special to Alachua County Today
How to supplement is a tough
issue, especially this year. With
the cost of grains, winter grazer,
and fuel, it's going to be difficult
to find the supplementation
program that will fit the "pocket
book" as well as cattle needs.
Feeding the cow herd is the
largest cost area in a beef
enterprise; approximately 45-50-
percent of annual maintenance
cost comes from feeding. Of that
45-50-percent, supplemental
feeds constitute the largest, most
variable portion of the annual

cost. More importantly than ever
before, cattle producer must put a
pencil to their supplementation
program this year.
Expectations of beef cows are
to maintain body weight, produce
a calf yearly, cycle promptly, and
nurse that calf through weaning.
That is a lot to ask. For her to
complete her job, we as cattlemen
must do our job first.
First, we must be aware of
nutritional requirements, which
vary as to her age, and stage of her
production. The first
management practice should be to
evaluate body condition going
into the fall, to determine what
needs to be fed to make up those

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cows that are deficient. We like thumb
cattle going into the fall to have at suppler
least a body condition of 5-6. For protein
those cattle that are thinner than a when T
5, it would take 533 lbs of bahia 50-perc
hay, 314 lbs of molasses, and 275 import;
lbs of soy hulls to push her to a account
body condition of 5. body c
Secondly, we would like to cows.
use as much standing forage improve
(bahia) as possible. However, cattle.
grazing standing bahia alone Rer
during the fall/winter will not suppler
meet energy and/or protein Bahia
demands of cattle. Therefore, reaching
one must supplement to meet now. E
those needs, this can be that yoi
complicated. Forage quality, to su]
forage availability, cattle follow
requirements, intake potential, suppler
and supplement characteristics more d
can all play a role in meeting her and the
requirements, vary on
Protein and energy are the two at ci
most critical factors to consider protein
when supplementing. A rule of sources

for protein
nentation is when forage
drops below 7-percent, or
'DN (energy) drops below
:ent. Although protein is
ant, the lack of energy
ts is the primary reason for
conditionn loss in Florida
Energy supplements will
ve performance in beef

member to begin feeding
nents before it's too late.
at this point in the cycle is
g that 7-percent protein
Evaluate what you have, so
u can figure what you need
pplement with.- The
ng table presents various
mental feeds some are
difficult to feed than others,
e cost this fall/winter will
i these feeds. Always look
ost per pound of
/energy for these feed

Feed Dry Matter %Crude Protein %TDN (Energy)
Corn Grain 89 10 89

Distillers Grains .89 30 86

Corn Gluten 90 20 83

Soybean Hulls 90 12 75

Whole Cottonseed 92 23 89
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Students shared a history class

Friday. According to the FHP,
Bailey was driving southbound
on U.S. 27 when the car veered
off the west shoulder of the
highway and collided with a
tree. After the collision, the
vehicle rotated in a
counterclockwise direction
before the vehicle's right side
struck the tree.
Both teens were transported
to Shands at the University of
Florida. Bailey died Friday
evening, while Wiencek passed
away Tuesday afternoon.
FHP spokesperson Mike
Burroughs said details on the
crash were still sketchy.
Burroughs noted Friday's crash
is synonymous with studies that
show the potential of fatal
crashes increase by 68-percent
when a teenager is driving with
another teen. He said teens are
easily distracted when driving,
and cited cell phone use as one
of the primary causes of driver
distraction. Burroughs believes
it's imperative for parents to take
an active role in their child's
driving habits.
"We're encouraging parents
to be involved with their
children's driving, continually,"
said Burroughs.
Meanwhile, the mood at
Newberry High School was
sober as students and teachers
were still dealing with the
aftermath of the crash. Assistant
principal Cathy Atria said six
counselors from the Alachua
School District were available to
students on Monday. She said
many students took advantage of
the.counseling that was provided
to them
Atria said both girls were
juniors at the school. She
described Kaitlyn Bailey as
lovely to be around, caring and
focused on her studies.
According to Atria, Bailey was a
resident of west Gainesville and
had started school at Newberry
in August, while Wiencek was a
resident of Archer.
Newberry High teacher Lee
Lovingood, who taught Kaitlyn
in both a leadership and honors
American History course,
described her as a positive
example to classmates. He said
Kaitlyn worked diligently in her
studies and was always willing
to lend a helping hand in class.
Lovingood said he had more

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Although, focus at the
Alachua branch is
biotechnology training, core
academic and other classes
would be offered there as well.
Clemons credited the SFCC
Endowment Corporation
Chairman Dexter O'Steen and
board members for wrapping up
fundraising efforts by January
2007, which made the Alachua
campus eligible for $3.4 million
in matching funds from the State
of Florida.
The Charles and Nancy
Perry Corporate Training
Center, as the Alachua branch is
to be known, honors the
project's single largest donors,
the Perrys. Charles Perry, who
served on the Endowment
Corporation Board for many
years, died in 2005, when
planning for the Alachua branch
was still in its infancy.
Half of the nearly $7 million
raised for the project came from
local donations in, and around
the City of Alachua, said
Clemons. In all, some. 38
donations totaled up to $3.4
million. The two largest
contributors were Charles and
Nancy Perry, who shelled out
over $1.2 million, while the City
of Alachua has pledged
$1,050,000 irt infrastructure for
the site. The average donation
was $90,000.

interaction than usual with
Kaitlyn last week after the class
discussed the role of The Great
Awakening in America's history.
He said Kaitlyn was devout in
her Christian faith, even though
she respected the opinions of
others who had different
religious views.
"She was very strong in her
faith. She made it apparent, but
not in an obnoxious way," said
Lovingood also had the
chance to know Jacklyn
Wiencek during the year, as she
and Kaitlyn were classmates in
his history class. He said
Jacklyn was a conscientious
student who always made valid
points in class.
Lovingood said his class was
very quiet on Monday. Once he
got the chance to speak to
students, they discussed both
Kaitlyn and Jacklyn. After a few
minutes, Lovingood started the
day's planned lesson.
"Both Kaitlyn and Jacklyn
would of wanted us to
continue," said Lovingood.
Alachua School District
spokesperson Jackie Johnson
said the healing process from the
tragedy will take time. "There is
going to be an awful lot of
people hurting at Newberry for
some tinie."
Newberry Mayor John
Glanzer," whose daughter Sara
died in amcar accident a few years
ago, relates to the pain that
Kaitlyn and Jacklyn's families
are going through. "When you
lose a child, you're in a fog for a
week or two."
Glanzer is hopeful the City'
of Newbery will work with the
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) to
remove the tree where the crash
occurred. He said many serious
crashes have happened in the
area over the last decade, and
feels eliminating the tree will
reduce the number of crashes on
the site.
Newberry High. principal
Hershel Lyons said the school is
.feeling the sting of losing two
gifted individuals. "In all of our
lives we lose people, young
people that are very special to us.
When you lose a student it is like
losing a child."
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as $90,000

Alachua City Manager
Clovis Watson, Jr. called the
SFCC campus, "a vital part of
raising the quality of life in
Alachua and surrounding area."
"We are absolutely thrilled to
be part of and home to this
important project which will
open neif doors for so many of
our children who want an
educatioA, but don't want to
leave the"area," Watson said.
SFCC'officials feel similarly.
,"President [Jackson] Sasser
and all of us at SFCC are so
excited to bring a campus to
Alachua through the Charles and
Nancy Perry Corporate Training
Center," said Clemons.
"This center will provide the
community with opportunities
for training to take advantage of
nearby jobs, especially in the
biotech profession."
While SFCC currently offers
a biotechnology training
program at its main campus in
Gainesville, most of the biotech-
related courses will be moved to
the new Alachua training center,
officials said.
Clemons is scheduled to
speak at a January City of
Alachua Commission Meeting
where he plans to update
commissioners on the status of
the campus.
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during holidays

Today Reporter
holiday season is often the
deadliest time of the year on
the nation's highways due to
the high volume of traffic
combined with consumption
of alcohol. In December 2006,
1076 people were killed in
traffic crashes that involved at
least one driver or
motorcyclist with a blood
alcohol concentration of .08 or
The High Springs Police
Department (HSPD) is joining
forces with law enforcement
agencies across the country to

remind drivers about the
dangers of holiday travel.
According to HSPD
Lieutenant Gordon Fulwood, it
will be a priority of all officers
in the department to crack
down on drunk driving during
the holidays.
Fulwood is encouraging
people to plan ahead before
they drive, and enjoy a safe
and festive holiday without
jeopardizing their life and the
lives of the others who may be
on the road. Fulwood
cautioned people to do the
following to make the holiday
a happy one.
Plan a safe way home
before the festivities begin;

before drinking, designate a
sober driver and give that
person your keys; 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; use your community's
Sober Rides program if
available; if you happen to see
a drunk driver on the road,
don't hesitate to contact your
local law enforcement; and
remember, if you know
someone who is about to drive
or ride while impaired, take
their keys and help them make
other arrangements to get to
where they are going safely.
"Saving lives on our roads

is a top priority and we need
everyone's help to do it," Lt.
Fulwood, High Springs Police
Department. "This holiday
season; don't let your year end
in an arrest-or even worse,
death. Make smart decisions.
Plan ahead, so you can assure
a safe way home."
"The consumption of
alcohol, drugs and driving just
don't mix," said Fulwood.
"Whether you've had way too
many or just one too many, it's-
not worth the risk of killing
yourself or someone else.
Don't ever get behind a wheel
of a vehicle when you are
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Faith Willin' heads to High Springs

for More Music in the Sink

Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS This week, during the
12 Days of Christmas in downtown historic
High Springs, Faith Willin' will be the musical
headliner on the sinkhole stage in James Paul
Park as part of the Spirit of High Springs, a
celebration of community spirit with
performances and caroling this Saturday, Dec.
15 from 10 am. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored
by the High Springs Farmers Market and the
City of High Springs. Faith Willin' will perform
from 10:30 am. to 1 p.m.
Following their performance, locals will
have a chance to take the stage and share their
favorite spiritual music or lead the audience in
caroling. And, for the kids, there will be a Paint
An Ornament Workshop. The first 50 lucky kids
will be able to paint a glass ornament to share or
give as a present Plus, now, you can turn your
plastic into wood and 'charge it' at the Market.
The market now offers market money in the
form of wooden tokens to use at the market.

Faith Willin' is a family trio, each of which
plays an instruction and sings vocals and
harmony. The family consists of Jeri Lynn on
fiddle, tambourine, vocals; Diana on upright
bass, electric bass, mandolin, vocals; and Perry -
acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitar, vocals
They plan a collection of music ranging from
old-time gospel, bluegrass, folk, classic country
and traditional tunes. For more information
about Faith Willin', visit
Next week's celebration kicks off on
Thursday, Dec. 20 with the final Buy Local
Block Party from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., plus another
Seasonal Saturday Market on Saturday, Dec. 22
from 10 am. to 4 p.m. The closing act of this
great holiday season will be on Sunday, Dec. 23
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. when the High Springs
Farmers Market hosts a Tour of Decorated
Historic Homes throughout the downtown area.
Tickets are available at the Market, Grady
House Bed & Breakfast and the Antique Center
of High Springs, all located in downtown

historic High Springs.
The High Springs Farmers Market is also
open year round every Thursday from 2 p.m. to
6 p.m. and is located in James Paul Park in
downtown High Springs.Access and convenient
parking is available on Main Street at NW 2nd
Avenue and from NW 1st Avenue (Hwy 27) at
City Hall, located at 110 NW 1st Avenue. The
market features locally produced fresh fruits and
vegetables, plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, jams,
jellies, baked goods and many other agricultural
products. The High Springs Farmers Market
now accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, EBT
and Debit cards. For more information, visit the
Market Booth under the Red Tent
The High Springs Farmers' Market is ayear-
round growers' market supporting local
agriculture, education, the arts and businesses
and is produced by the City of High Springs. For
more information, please contact Sharon Yeago
at 386-454-3950.

Special to Alachua County Today
Kathy Shewey, the
supervisor of staff
development for Alachua
County Public Schools, has
been awarded the prestigious
Distinguished Educator Award
by the National Middle School
Association (NMSA). The
award recognizes individuals
who have made significant
contributions to middle school
Shewey has been an
educator for more than 37
years. She began her career as
a teacher at Santa Fe High
School and spent a total of 30
years in the classroom.
Twenty-nine of those years
were spent teaching middle
school students at the former
Spring Hill Middle School in
High Springs and at Lincoln
and Kanapaha middle schools.
"I think that age group is a
lot of fun," said Shewey.
"They're going through so
many changes at that point in
their lives, which is very
exciting for a teacher. Middle
school was a perfect match for
As the supervisor of staff
development for the district, it
is how her job to provide staff
members, primarily teachers,
with opportunities to enhance
their skills.
"My whole focus is to
provide development
programs that are meaningful,
relevant and useful," she said.
"I want teachers to walk out of
our training sessions with
strategies they can use in the
classroom to help their
students succeed."

Photo special to Alachua County Today
Kathy Shewey
Shewey, who is a
University of Florida graduate,
has shared her expertise and
experience with many other
educators over the-years. She's
made presentations at both the
state and national level, served
as an adjunct professor at the
UF College of Education, and
has co-authored two books
published by the NMSA. She's
also served in leadership roles
with the Florida League of
Middle Schools, including a
tenure as chair of the
organization's executive
board. Just last year Shewey
was honored by the Florida
League of Middle Schools for
her work in the field of middle
school education.
"We're so proud of Kathy,"
said Sandy Hollinger, the
district's deputy
superintendent for instruction
and student services. "Helping
teachers become better at what
they do is what staff
development is all about, and
Kathy does that very well."
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Ashby has received positive feedback

on new- measures

However, he noted the strengthened
code enforcement measures will help
make Newberry's environment a more
aesthetically pleasing one.
Glanzer cited unsightly junk on
residential property as having decreased
land value in Newberry over the years.
He said the new measures will help the
area's economy, along with raising
property values of homes.
Between now and Feb. 1, residents
will have the opportunity to turn in items,
that would typically warrant code
enforcement violations, to either the city
yard or the fire department. These items
include metal, wood, paper, 'and
refrigerators, along wvith washers and
dryers. Once the grace period ends,
Rodriguez warns Newberry will be
serious about catching code violators.

"It will be no more mister nice guy."
Ashby said the City has reminded
residents of the increased code
enforcement measures through utility
bills, the media and leaflets. Within the
last couple of weeks, he has fielded a
variety of questions from residents about
code enforcement, along with receiving
positive feedback on the issue. Ashby
said Newberry's dilemma with code
enforcement is similar to many other
small towns that don't enforce their
codes. He reminds residents that the
purpose of code enforcement is not to
punish people, but instead to stop
potential violations.
For more information on the
Newberry's new code enforcement
procedures, call 352-258-2800
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Urgent need for shelter supplies

The Humane Society of Alachua County needs your help

Special to Alachua County Today
Tis the season of giving and
sharing, and that need for help this
holiday season definitely extends to
the homeless and neglected animals
being rehabilitated at the Humane
Society of Alachua County.
The Humane Society has reached
a critical need for shelter supplies
and food this holiday season, and
needs your help.
Food, collars, litter, treats, and
toys for dogs and cats are
desperately needed. The Humane
Society's unique Pet Meals on
Wheels Program, which feeds the
pets of elderly individuals receiving
(or on a waiting list for) Meals on
Wheels has been temporarily
suspended due to not having enough
donated food to distribute to needy

clients. Gift Cards or cash
donations can be sent directly to
the Humane Society at 2029 NW
6th Street, Gainesville FL 32609.
Area businesses have come
together to make donated these much
needed supplies easy and
convenient: Dunkin Donuts, 3710
NW 13th Street; Earth Pets, 500
NW 60th Street; PetCo, 6869 W
Newberry Road; Dunkin Donuts,
Newberry Road; Humane Society
Thrift, Gift, and Pet Supply Store,

2029 NW 6th Street (East of I75/BP
Please stop by any of these
businesses and help the Humane
Society of Alachua County this
holiday season!
For more information please
contact the Humane Society of
Alachua County at 352-373-5855 x
12 or email bgoodman@
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Be the convo wiz

The best of Ellen Boukari
Crowds and parties come part and
parcel with the holiday season, and
when you're attending a social function,
a bit of witty repartee is always
appropriate. Some folks are adept at the
art of conversation. I once knew a
woman who could and would talk
about any and. everything without
missing a. beat. She could string
together a dozen or more unrelated
incidents into one conversation,
changing direction as deftly as a
seasoned politician.
This type of conversationalist needs
no hints about breaking the ice,
although there are surely at least a few
people who would like to have dowsed'
her in icy water if it would only have
quenched her thirst to talk ad nauseam.
Harsh, perhaps, but not to those who
were the helpless prey in her snare of
endless wordology.
Not everyone has the gift of gab, and
whether' the setting is small and
informal or large and less intimate, here
a few tips to keep the conversation
flowing. Friends will love you, family
members will be amazed and coworkers
will gaze in awe as you carry the
conversation with dazzling ditties and
pithy bits of information.
The alternative: Standing like the
proverbial potted plant with a deer-in-
the-headlights look, mouth gaping
open. You know the feeling, the words
are fairly tripping on the end of your
tongue, hanging low like ripe fruit, but

you can't quite manage to make the
connection and the deadening quiet
grows as your ears ring from the
Consider brushing up on your
Christmas trivia
knowledge, so you too will
be prepared to make your
conversations socially
engaging. For starters,
let's begin with the '
venerable Poinsettia, a ft.C- :
holiday flower known to
almost everyone.
Hint: here it comes a
tip on how to eloquently
weave your knowledge
effortlessly into the .

that a

"My, isn't
- while


pointing to the flowery plant gracing a
spot in Susie Homemaker's
home/club/office. "It's no wonder
poinsettias are the most popular
flowering plant this time of year. Can
you believe that 66 million poinsettias
are sold annually?"
"My, isn't that a beautiful Christmas
tree?" all the while pointing to the
gloriously decorated tree proudly
displayed by Susie Homemaker.
It gets a little tricky here, so pay
close attention.
If the tree is.real, say the following:
"According to the National Christmas
Tree Association, consumers buy 37.1
million real Christmas trees each year.

It looks like Susie got the pick of the
If the tree is artificial, say:
"Theodore Roosevelt would have
approved of this tree. He was a staunch
conservationist and
.. banned Christmas trees in
; his home, even when he
lived in the White House.
Of course, for every real
Christmas tree harvested,
ft two to three seedlings are
planted in its place."
S When the conversation
seems to be heading south,
ask the standard: "So,
5 have you finished all your
shopping?" Depending on
the reply, there is a choice
of responses.
If they admit to having
done a great deal of shopping, say: "I'm
impressed. That must explain the report
that Visa cards are used an average of
5,340 times every minute during the
Christmas shopping season."
If they haven't started, or have only
made a weak attempt thus far, say:
"You're going to be busy,. but
considering that Santa has to visit 832
homes each second, you should be able
to pull it off."
You get the point. Take a fact,
weave it in the conversation and voild -
you're the conversation wiz.
But beware. You don't want to
sound like a linguistic geek, turning the
simplest of phrases into a lesson in
quantum physics. Unless, that is, you

are trapped listening to someone with
an ego twice the size of Texas, who is
also less interesting than a box of
thumbtacks. In that case, let it rip.
"What, if any, correlation do you
find between latent melting Arctic
icecaps and the potential existence of
light matter in the universe?
"I see....but certainly Beethoven's
unfinished symphony, in association
with the Cartesian system of
coordinates, would leave one to believe
that the derivatives of mitochondrial
functions are practically nonexistent in
relationship to icecap devolution.
"Don't you agree? Excuse me, I
believe I see a dear friend in the next
room... my, it was good chatting with
"Isn't that beautiful Christmas
music? Of course the biggest selling
Christmas single of all time is Bing
Crosby's White Christmas."
And so forth and so on.
With a few studied facts, you will be
set to not only pontificate on the turn of
a dime, but be fully armed to engage in
conversation hyperbole at the drop of a
A convo wiz is born.
Agree, disagree, don't care?
Contact Ellen via email at
ellen@alachuatoday.com Just
remember, if you don't want your
mama to read it, don't send it!
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High Springs Police
The information below
has been compiled based on
police reports provided by
the High Springs Police
Today Staff Report
*During the overnight hours of
Dec. 3, at 307 NW 1st Avenue,
an unknown person or persons
entered the unlocked doors of
vehicles belonging- to Bonnie
Nelson and Bambi Folds.
High Springs Police

Department officers did
recover a stolen purse that
belonged to Folds.
*On Dec.l, High Springs
Police Department officers
responded to a theft that
occurred at the home of Bob
Kuitert located on 15504 NW
268th Terrace. According to
police, the theft happened
between the morning and
afternoon hours of Nov. 30.
The investigation is still
*On Dec. 4. High Springs

Police Department officers
made contact with 29-year-old
Joshua Young of Bell. Young
had a warrant out of Dixie
County for false imprisonment,
grand theft auto, and battery.
Police transported him to the
Alachua County Jail.
*Ft. White resident Marcus
Kelley notified High Springs
Police Department officers that
the Gainesville Sun box \\here
he delivers papers \\as missing'
during the early morning hours
of Nov. 28 from its normal spot

at the Island Food Store located
at 605 NE Santa Fe Boulevard.
There are no known suspects at
this time.
*On Dec. 5 at 9:24 p.m., High
Springs Police Department
officers made contact with 46-
year-old High Springs resident
Timothy Leitch at the 200
block of SE 2nd Avenue. A
computer check revealed an
active Columbia County
warrant on him for failure to
appear on
possession consumption of
alcohol. Leitch was
transported to the Alachua
Count) Jail on $2,000 bond.


In the Dec. 6 edition of the Alachua Counm'
Todav. it was incorrectly reported that the High
Springs Police Department iHSPD) conducted a
traffic stop on a blue Hyundai driven b. Brett
Leighton on the evening of Nov. 26. New
information obtained from the HSPD reveals
that 23- ear-old Gainesville resident Matthew
Scott was the driver and owner of the \chicle.
Brett Leighton. who was a passenger in the
vehicle, was not arrested nor charged. It is
undetermined at this time \\ho owned the
marijuana discovered at the scene. In reference
to the matter. the SPD failed to release the full
report to the ./lachua Cooun Today, resulting in
the error. We apologize for an\ inconvenience
this error ma\ have caused.

Crime Stoppers Most

A message from the desk of

SSheriff Sadie Darnh

Don't lose a friend

Has a friend become moody,
short-tempered, and hostile? Does
he or she seem out of it or spacey?
Is she suddenly cutting classes and
hanging out with the "wrong
crowd?" Stop and think about it
Your friend may have an alcohol
or other drug problem.
Additional signs of drug or
alcohol abuse include increased
interest in alcohol or other drugs,

owning drug paraphernalia,
having large amounts of cash or
always being low on cash, drastic
increase or decrease in weight,
sometimes slurred or incoherent
speech, withdrawal from others,
frequent lying, depression or
If a friend acts this way, it is
not a guarantee that he or she has
an alcohol or other drug problem.
You need to compare behavior

now to behavior in the past. But
it's better to say something and be
wrong that to say nothing and find
out later you were right to be
Before you talk to a friend, it
may be helpful to know some
facts about drug use: There are an
estimated 1.5 million Americans,
ages 12 and older, who use
cocaine. Drug related deaths
remain near historic highs. Current

to drugs
illicit drug use among 8th and 10th
graders has more than doubled in
the past five years. Teens who
drink alcohol are 7.5 times more
likely to use any illicit drug and 50
times more likely to use cocaine
than young people who never
drink alcohol. For more
information, please visit
http://ww.npc.org. Copyright
2007 National Crime Prevention

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White Male,
5'10", 175 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

wanted for:
Burglary of a
Conveyance- 2
Counts, Grand Theft -
2 Counts, Contributing
tD the Delinquency of
a Minor 2 Counts,
Dealing In Stolen

Alan Yago
White Male;
5'10", 170 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Felony Larceny

Black Male,
5'6", 135 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
wanted for:
Possession of MDMA
Ecstasy, Sale of
MDMA Ecstasy
Sale of Cocaine 2
Counts, Possession of
a Controlled
Substance 2 Counts

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Leonard B.
Black Male,
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'11", 190 Ibs.

wanted for:
Credit Card

Tyrone Ashford
Deshawn Harris
Black Male, Black Male
03/24/1984 08/02/191
5'9", 175 Ibs .603"
Black Hair, 3'
Brown Eyes Black Hail

wanted for:
Possession of a
Substance Without
a Prescription,
Possession of

Jonathan S.
Black Male,
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'10", 145 Ibs

wanted for:
Sale of Cocaine



Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Carrying a

Marcus T.
White Male,
Gray Hair,
Green Eyes
5'8", 180 Ibs

wanted for:

Kevin J.
Black Male,
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'8", 152 Ibs

wanted for:
Grand Theft,
Possession of
Drugs with
Intent to Sell

Rodney T.
Black Male,
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'7", 170 Ibs

wanted for:
Sale of Cocaine

White Female,
Brown Hair,
Green Eyes
5'3", 130 Ibs

wanted for:

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Kedrian Cox
Black Male,
Black Hair,
Brown Hair

wanted for:

Black Male,
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Poss. of weapon
or ammo by
convicted felon,
Resist Officer
without violence

Ursula A.
White Female,
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

wanted for:
Civil Order of

Black Male,
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Hit and run/
leaving scene of

Sammie T.
Black Male,
Gray Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:

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Review the pictures above. If you know the
location of any of these wanted individuals, please
contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-1818 or remain anonymous by calling
Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.

Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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Yeago pleased with
attended in the last several
"It was wonderful, and
many people viewed our
Show organizer Sharon
Yeago was pleased with the
number of sales vendors had,
along with receiving positive
feedback from attendees. She
said the many vendors on hand
contributed to the day's
"I was impressed with the
quality of vendors and artists,"
said Yeago.

Today Reporter
his years as a writer, High
Springs resident Ellis Ambum
has written or edited stories
about many celebrities such as
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sammy Davis
Jr, Kim Novak, Jack
Nicholson and countless
others. This Sunday from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m., people will
have an opportunity to learn
more about Ambum and his
works at a book signing at the
Books-A-Million on 2601 NW
13th Street in Gainesville.
Amburn, 74, was born in
Texas and attended college at
Texas Christian University.
He later moved to New York
City and worked on the staff of
Newsweek. After leaving the
magazine, Ambum went into
book publishing, and in 1986
began a career as a ghostwriter
to the Hollywood stars.
One of the celebrities
Ambum got to know well was
Shelley Winters. He described
Winters as earthy and funny,

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recollects Alachua Chief of Police
Bob Owens chasing the group
after ringing the bell one night,
and finding a hiding place that
ensured their safety from
Walker has always had a love
.for the floral business and used to
enjoy frequenting various flowers
shows in Tallahassee. When
Lady Bug first opened, one of her
first business purchases was a
massive glass cooler she
purchased from Bob Hitchcock,
which would help safeguard the
freshness of the flowers inside a
cool environment. Walker beams
with pride about being able to pay
Hitchcock the full amount of the
cooler within the first year of
Lady Bug's opening.

Along with being able to relate
to others who were less
fortunate. Even with fame,
Amburn said Winters was
down to earth.
"She remained a real
human being, and always
wanted to know about people."
Amburn, who wrote the
biography Pearl, describing
the life of Janis Joplin, said
writing about the late singer
was a fascinating experience.
Amburn enjoyed working on
the biography, along with
retracing Joplin's life anr!
career through her friends.
"I loved the people in her
life, and it was wonderful
getting to know her through
her friends," said Ambum.
While doing research on
Pearl, he found that Joplin was
not admired by many of the
older residents of her
hometown of Port Arthur,
Texas. However, Amburn said
Joplin's high school
classmates had fond memories
of her. Even though her life
was heartbreaking, he
considers Joplin a heroine

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idy Bug takes pride in personalized service

But she admits that the first
years of Lady Bug were slow and
remembers using only the front
area of the building during that
time. However, Walker noted the
business began to gradually grow
once she was able to utilize the
entire building which was owned
by her late father, Buddy.
Today's Lady Bug offers a
variety of roses, mixed flowers,
plants and dish gardens. In
addition, fresh and silk flowers
are popular items from which
customers can choose. The
business also offers floral delivery
service for customers as well.
Walker's daughter-in-law,
Linda, works by her side
everyday at Lady Bug and helps
design many of the beautiful

floral creations that customers
have come to expect. Linda said
Valentines Day, Mother's Day,
Christmas and Thanksgiving are
peak times for florists, and this
past Thanksgiving was the best
one the store has ever had for the
Since she began working at
Lady Bug four years ago, Linda
credits Bettye for teaching her
about the fundamentals of a
successful business and learning
how to treat people right. "I'm
glad to be here and being able to
take part in the good things
happening here," said Linda.
Both women enjoy helping
customers and giving them
personal service. Linda said
customers often have a difficult

time choosing flowers and look to
their florist for guidance in flower
"The personal attention is one
of the best things people
appreciate about florists."
Lady Bug employee Carrie
Kuitert said she enjoys working
with both women because of their
strong Christian faith, along with
bringing old fashioned values to
the business. Even though Kuitert
has worked at Lady Bug for only
a month, she already feels a

kinship with Linda and Bettye.
"They are like moms to me."
After 32 years, Bettye Walker
still enjoys knowing and serving
customers to help create the
perfect arrangement for that
special occasion.
When asked about retirement,
she said the word isn't in her
"This gives me something to
keep me active on a daily basis."
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Amburn, editorial director of G.P. Putnam's Sons in the 1980s,
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* Former Santa Fe standout
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Today Sports Writer
I n what was either one of the worst kept secrets
or one of the most substantiated rumors of all
time, the Santa Fe Raiders formally announced
their new head football coach during the team's
annual end of the season banquet Monday night.
Now it's official; Shea Showers is coming home.
Showers comes to Santa Fe from rival Fort White
High (whom the Raiders played in their season finale
just weeks ago), where he
S'served as a physical education
teacher and assistant football
S"The (Indians) players asked
me how I felt about that game,
Sand I told them I was going to
do whatever I could to help beat
Showers (Santa Fe), but my heart was,
and always- will be, at Santa
Fe," said Showers, who as a
player helped guide the Raiders to their first
football state title in 1991.
Showers takes over an improving, but still ailing,
Santa Fe program that has won only five of its last 30
The outgoing Bart Brooks who announced his
resignation last month after just one season as the
Raiders' head coach- told those in attendance at the
banquet that obligations "to his family, as a father and
husband" played apart in his decision to step down.
"Anyone who knows Bart and what he did while
he was here cannot have anything but respect for
him," Santa Fe Athletic Director Michele Faulk said.
"Bart leaves this program better than he found it"
Although Brooks' team suffered through a
disappointing 2-8 campaign, it had actually doubled
SantaFe's wintotal from the prior(1-9) season under
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If only we

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It wasn't supposed to end like
this, was it?
I mean, aren't the "good" guys,
dressed in white just like those
long forgotten Hollywood
westerns.portrayed it back in the
old days supposed to whip the
"bad" guys and ride off into the
sunset as the town heroes?
I guess Roy Rogers or Gene
Autry never butted heads with the

likes of the
But, the
un for
did just
And the

RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Newberry's Xavier Woods carries the ball Saturday against Pahokee in the state championship game. Woods
scored on an 81-yard touchdown run, tying the record for the longest rushing TD in a state championship game.

* Newberry falls to
Pahokee in
championship game
Today Sports Writer
ORLANDO In order for the
Newbeny High School football team to
finish off its 2007 season with a perfect
record and the school's first state title,
head coach Tommy Keeler knew his team
had to play the perfect game.

Unfortunately for the Panthers that
didn't happen in last Saturday's (Dec 8)
FHSAA Class 2B state championship
game at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.
Despite trailing by just 12 points at
halftime, Newberry fell 53-14 to
nationally ranked Pahokee, which
claimed its second straight 2B title and its
fourth crown in the last five seasons.
Newberry (13-1) had a tough time on
the field handling a very fast Blue Devils
-(14-0) team that featured several
Division-I prospects. The Panthers also
had to deal with news ofa car accident the
day before the game, which eventually

took the lives of two female classmates.
"We had an awful night last night
(Friday). It's hard to deal with that but
that's no excuse. It's a tragedy, my prayers.
and thoughts go out to the families,"
Keeler said. "We knew we had to play
perfect, we couldn't have penalties, we
couldn't have turnovers and we had to
make big plays and obviously we didn't
play a perfect game."
Adding to its lough aftemoon was the
fact that all-state running back Antwan
Ivey, who rushed for more than 2,400
PANTHERS on page B4

Santa Fe blanks Hawthorne

RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Raider Naveen Allin takes control of the ball Tuesday against
Hawthorne. Allin scored one of eight goals in his team's win.

* Raiders mercy-
rule Hornets in win
Today Sports Writer
What a difference a season can
make. After not advancing to the
postseason last year, the Santa Fe
High School boys soccer team is
poised to reek havoc in the Class 4A
playoffs. The Raiders are 8-1
overall, 4-0 in District 3 and are
coming off an 8-0 mercy-rule win
over Hawthorne on Tuesday night
at Raider Field.
"The biggest difference this year

is it's the second year with me here,"
said Santa Fe head coach Nick
Miller. "The guys are a little more
used to how this works.
"Another thing that's nice is we
have Thakura Borrbro who
transferred in from West Virginia.
He was a random surprise and he's
incredible. Also Josh DeGrove and
Alex Wigglesworth came out and
we had no idea they would be here."
The Raiders hit the Hornets hard
and early. Junior Jay Jett kicked
things off with a pair of goals, one in
the 2nd minute and the other in the
8th. Both goals were assisted by
teammate Quenton Polly. Polly

would assist again on another goal
in the 17th minute, this time with
freshman Tony Waters knocking it
through the goal.
Santa Fe held a 3-0-lead at
halftime in a game where Miller
gave plenty of underclassmen and
less-experienced players an
opportunity to eam some game
"We rested a lot of our starters
and seniors tonight," admitted
Miller who is in his second year
with the Raiders. "We could have
come out and underestimated them
but we didn't, we came out and
SOCCER on page B3

result was a heart-breaking,
season-ending, loss for the
I would imagine that for many
of these Newberry players, the
furthest thing from their minds
right now is the season in its
entirety, which means they can
only grasp the loss, the pain and
the overwhelming feeling of
That, in my opinion, is a shame.
Now, I will.in no way pretend
to sugar coat or diminish the
importance this 'rfe
championship game held fort hhe
Panthers players who literallN left
nothing short of blood, sweat and
tears on that field on Saturday.
But, if they'll allow me; I would
like to try and put it into
perspective, as they will when
the'time is right- ultimately have
to do themselves.
Without a doubt, this loss was a
bitter one to accept, and probably
still is as of today.
But, with the benefit of
hindsight, this loss is actually just
a solitary memory out of what
should be a season crammed full
of tremendous memories.
Or, at least it should be.
After all, whether they feel like
hearing:it right now or not, this
season will eventually be
remembered by everyone in these
parts as the greatest ever in
Newberry High history.
Let that sink in a minute.
The way this team of individual
DAROZA on page B2

Santa Fe dumps Broncos

* Raiders run
over Middleburg
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA The game was
decided well before the final buzzer
on Tuesday night. The Santa Fe
High School girls basketball team
drilled Middleburg, 65-32 in Raider
Gym for the second time this
season. The Broncos were no
match for the Raiders who found
success with defensive pressure and
forced poor shots from Middleburg.
"We had a lot of patience on
offense," said first-year Raider head
coach Leroy Williams. "We
protected the ball and had good
patience in the half court set. I was
proud of them tonight with their

Santa Fe (5-4, 3-2) took
command of the game from the
start with a 20-7 lead at the end of
the first quarter. The Raiders and
Broncos, in a Class 4A, District-3
match up, kept it close early as the
home team held a slim 7-4
advantage. From there, Santa Fe
went on a 13-3 run to close out the
The Raiders slumped offensively
in the second period, scoring just
half of their first-quarter
performance. Nonetheless, Santa
Fe still led 30-12 at halftime.
Cumkia Pierre led the Raiders in
scoring with 16 points for the game.
Santa Fe outscored the Broncos 35-
20 in the second half, with an 18-8
scoring run in the third period. The
Broncos scored double digits, with
12 in the final period, but still fell
RAIDERS on page B4


RICK BABSTON/Alachiia County Today
Santa Fe guard Curnika Pierre looks to drive to the basket
Tuesday in her team's thumping of Middleburg. Pierrer led all
scorers in the game wtih 16 points.

Late wave

catches Raiders

* Santa Fe doomed
by P.K. Yonge in
second half
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA It had all the
makings ofa dramatic finish. The
Santa Fe High School boys
basketball team was neck and
neck with P.K. Yonge at halftime,
with both teams deadlocked, 39-
39 last Saturday night in Raider
However, a dominant third-
quarter performance from the
Blue Wave put the visitors in full
control of the contest and helped
them to a 91-74 win.
"I thought we started out well,"
said Santa Fe head coach Elliot

Harris. "We held them to 39
points (in the first half) which is
good against PK. Yonge because
they're a very very high-scoring
team and they can, put up points
with anybody.
"I think the game came down
to rebounding and executing on
the offensive end of the floor."
The Blue Wave led late in the
first quarter, but Santa Fe (6-1, 4-
0) managed a mini comeback and
took a one point, 19-18 lead after
the first eight minutes. Raider
senior Steven Shipwash scored
nine points in the opening session,
while junior shooting guard
Stephon Lott netted six off a pair
of three pointers.
The second quarter was much
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regardless of where the game was played. This week's answer can be
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The Camp will begin each day at 8 a.m. and run until noon. It

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The cost for the camp is $25 per day and snacks will be
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young men banded together as a
team and bonded as a family.
Thirteen straight, hard-earned
A district championship.
A bonus eight home games for
the seniors.
Jogging out onto the field of the
Citrus Bowl as their names are
blasted over the PA system while
their families, friends and
hometown cheer them on.
Trust me, 95 percent of the
population will never experience
something like that.
What these young men must
understand is that they will have
the rest of their lives to experience
the truly harsh potentials of life -
the death of a loved one, divorce,
a parent facing unemployment,

Continued from page Bl

like the first with both teams making
every possession count. The
Raiders saw a big boost from
freshman center Ashton Lee who
recorded six points in the quarter.
PK. Yonge (6-0) made up the one-
point difference by intermission to
set the stage for a tight second half.
"It was a tied game at halftime,
we felt good about our situation,"
said Harris. "In the second half, we
came out and we were a little flat
They scored six straight points and I

foreclosure, etc.
Someday, when life is more
about paying bills, raising kids
and surviving from paycheck to
paycheck and believe me, it will
- this season will be one of the
happiest times of their lives.
I tell dozens of kids the same
thing at the start of every single
football season.
"It will be over before you
know it, and you will come to
miss it more and more with each
passing year."
And almost every time, I see
the same weird look on their face,
that look that says, "this guy has
no idea what he's talking about."
But for every one of them,
there's at least two more that
come back later and tell me just
how right I was, and how much
they miss suiting up on Friday
You can't go back.

called timeout to get us regrouped
and we kept it at six or eight for a
couple minutes, but Shipwash went
out with three fouls early in the third
Everything was going the way of
the Raiders. Yes, the game was tied,
but a sold-out Raider Gym was on
their feet and Santa Fe looked on
pace with the Blue Wave. Then, the
third quarter happened.
The Raiders were unable to
convert on the offensive end while
the visitors found plenty of success
shooting the ball. PK. Yonge more
than doubled up on the Raiders in
the third, outscoring SantaFe 27-13.

Obviously, those of us who
already understand how life
works wishes we could somehow
give these players and kids in
general, really a ride in a time
machine to show them, but that's
not possible.
To be honest, it would probably
scare them too much.
Some of them will invariably
continue to view this loss as an
end to the means.
Truth is, if they learn how to
cherish the-means, there's no end
to the fond memories they can
extract from a season like this.

Class dismissed...
Some people might contend
that Pahokee intentionally ran up
the score (53-14) on the
overmatched Panthers, and you
know, they are probably right.
And, although it was fairly
obvious to anyone who watched

Shipwash was held to just two
points in the third quarter while
fellow senior Darrius Jones scored
five points.
Shipwash had a stellar fourth
quarter, but it wasn't enough to
overcome the Blue Wave.
The 6-foot senior guard scored 18
points in the final quarter, nine of
which were three pointers. He also
scored seven of eight points from the
free throw line in the fourth, the only
shots he took from the charity stripe
for the game.
"Anytime. you lose your top
scorer and your best playmaker the
offense is going to suffer," admitted

the game either from home on
their television or from the
sideline at the Citrus Bowl -
Mikey, however, has less of a
problem with this notion than the
fact that the Blue Devils displayed
.no form of class or tact following
the game.
One player, in particular, was
Pahokee's Janoris Jenkins.
There was little doubt that
Jenkins a Florida Gators verbal
commitment at this point was
one of the best, if not the best,
players on the field on Saturday.
But, after hearing that he told
one of the newspapers covering
the game that he and, here I am
paraphrasing basically thought
he was the best player on the field
and that is why he performed the
way he performed in a big game,
Mikey lost any respect he might
have for this misguided ego

Harris in reference to Shipwash
sitting most of the third due to foul
trouble. "The third quarter is where
that game was won and I could have
put Shipwash back in and held my
breath for him not to get his fourth
foul, but I felt we were in a good
position but we didn't battle back in
the fourth."
Santa Fe's Lott was unable to find
the bottom of the basket in the
second half, scoring all of his 11
points in the opening half. Lee
scored 10 points while Shipwash
scored a career high 36 points in his
team's losing effort. Santa Fe was
12-of-15 from the free throw line for

Which, wasn't much,
considering that just moments
before that, Jenkins walked
through the customary handshake
line with Newberry virtually
ignoring them, failing to even
make eye contact with any of the
Panthers' players, all the while
holding up a poster board that
read: "Undisputed 14-0."
Never mind that Pahokee
'essentially talked trash, pushed
and shoved and committed 19
penalties from the opening
-whistle to the post-game awards
presentation, those other two acts
of class or the clear lack thereof
convinced Mikey of one thing.
God-given athletic ability aside,
this kid's persona needs a lot of
work right now, which means
Florida coach Urban Meyer may
want to look into this kid a little
further before signing day.
Otherwise, the Gators head

the game, a much-improved 80-
The Raiders were without the
help of senior starting forward
Darrian Taylor and junior guard
Vemnis Jenkins. Taylor injured his
hand Friday night against Baker
County and Jenkins is nursing a
hand injury from two weeks ago.
Their return date is still uncertain.
The loss was the first of the
season for Santa Fe, which has had a
booming start to the 2007-'08
campaign. The Raiders are in action
on Friday in Raider Gym against
Bradford with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off
time. Santa Fe will then travel to

coach may find himself trading a
few highlight-making plays and
touchdowns for a few police beat
Oh, I know what some of you
might be saying, "The things this
kid did doesn't necessarily make
him a criminal."
And I agree to a certain extent.
Again, I'm not condemning this
kid yet. I just said his attitude
needs some adjusting.
All kids make bad decisions.
I know I did when I was one,
and my kids have certainly made
their fair share.
But, it's an entirely different
story altogether when you mix
bad character and bad decisions in
the same college student on their
own for the first time away from
Mike DaRpza can be reached at

Gainesville for the: Hurricane
Shootout against Shores Christian at
5 p.m. on Saturday.
"The most important thing is to
win against Bradford," Harris
leveled. "That's going to be for the
number one seed in the district.
Bradford's undefeated, we're
undefeated right now. We're
looking to go out and compete and
play hard and look for a win Friday
night and hopefully do the same
Adam Boukari can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.



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L-R: Ferman Perry 2nd Place, James LaPointe winner
and Sam Kleinsasser 3rd place.

L-R: Top row Ashley Robinson, Ja"Lea Banks, Taylor
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Nunez, Makayla Bumham & Melinda Rhodes. 2nd row Courtney
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Ty'Asia Garrison, Andrea Monday, Shelby Tileston,Chelsea
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Mvkalia Perry.

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L-R: Top row Jacey Cottingham, Ashley Robinson, Tiana
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row Destiny Viola, Briana Williams, Kelci Davis, Leyla
Flagg, Chelsea Thomas, Marissa Beyer, & Cayla Davis.
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Crews. Head Coach: Levida Tileston, asst. Kelly
Hodsdon, Jenna Ross, Bonnie Rhodes, Lauren Tileston,
and Jenna Cottingham.

Alachua Pop Wamer Cheerleaders came in 5th place
at the 2007 Pop Warner Championships in Orlando on
Dec. 4. The award was the first Nationals Trophy
Alachua Pop Warner has ever received.

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Forthe 20thyear, the National
Geographic Society is holding the
National Geographic Bee for
students in the fourth through
eighth grades in thousands of
schools across the United States
and in the five U.S. Territories, as
well as in the Department of
Defense schools around the
Mebane held their
preliminary rounds on Thursday,
Nov. 29 in the Mebane Media
The 10 finalists were David
Ousley, Diantre Jones, James
LaPointe, Sam Kleinsasser,
Travis Markham, Damian
Johnson, Ferman

Perry, Lauren Burkett, Steven
Martins, and Trey Presley
The final competition was
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Media Center.
First Place winner was James
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earned by Ferman Perry and in
Third Place was Sam Kleinsasser.
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next level of competition, a
written examination to determine
the state's competitors. All
school winners are eligible to win
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scholarship, at the national
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The Raiders really cranked things
up in the second half of play. Waters
scored again, this time in the 46th
minute off a John Anderson assist
Santa Fe sophomore Collin Mixon
drilled a goal just four minutes later
with a Waters assist to put his team
ahead, 5-0.
Two minutes later Mixon
provided an assist to Francisco
Lopez for another score. Waters
completed the hat trick in the 56th
minute off a Jett assist The final
goal of the game which forced a
mercy-rule win came from the leg
of Naveen Allin off a Raj Moy
assist Moy had an impressive night
defensively with 13 steals and just
two turnovers.
Handling goal keeping duties for
Santa Fe was Justin White and Luke
Johnson. The Hornets took just two
shots at the goal all night and White
recorded one save.
According to Miller, he has been
most impressed with White's
performance this season. He has
stepped in at goal keeper for Chay
Jansen who is out with a bruised
spleen until early January.
"As soon as Chay went down,
Justin has stepped in and in three
and half games played, he's let in
one goal," leveled Miller. "He's
been an incredible surprise. I knew
he would be good and something
we can work on. The performance
he has put out without training at this

Continued from page Bl

then head coach Scott Pritchett, who
resigned and ended up at'Buchholz
After graduating from Santa Fe,
Showers signed with the Florida
Gators, where he would become a
four-year letterman as a defensive
back from '93 to '96, and in those

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Santa Fe sophomore Collin Mixon takes a shot at the goal on
Tuesday night in the Raiders' 8-0 win over Hawthorne.

point, is incredible."
While the Raiders have
experience some great success thus
far this season, tonight marks an
importantgame for Santa Fe. The
Raiders will travel to Middleburg
for a Class 4A, District-3 contest.
Santa Fe has beaten Middleburg
once this year, by a slim 4-3
decision. Aside from that loss, the
Broncos are undefeated in the

same years played a part in four
consecutive Southeastern
Conference championships, not to
mention the Gators' first-ever
football national championship in
From there, Showers in
between short teaching stints in area
schools enjoyed a successful
career in the Arena Football league,
where he spent time with the Iowa
Barnstormers, Grand Rapids
Rampage and finally the Tampa
Bay Storm.
During hisAFLjoumey, Showers
recorded 22 career interceptions.
Showers spent last year at Fort
White High, joining former Gators
teammate and Indians' current head
coach Demetric Jackson.
Faulk said three candidates
interviewed for the job, and over a
dozen more showed serious interest.
But, in the end, Faulk said
Showers just fit all of the Raiders'
needs, and then some.

district, setting up an important
rematch for the two programs.
"If we can get the job done
against Middleburg it really gives us
a huge advantage in the district,"
said Miller. "The guys are very fired
up to get to Middleburg and get the
job done making a statement."
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"Shea will bring an energy level
here like we've haven't seen," Faulk
"He knows how to win. And, he's
seen what it takes to win
championships on all levels and we
feel he will make an immediate
impact by bringing that know-how
and work ethic to our program."
Showers made it clear that
Monday night was a time to honor
and celebrate the 2007 Santa Fe
team and its outgoing coach, Bart
But, he did however, have a
message for the players that will be
returning next season.
"Tonight is for you and Coach
Brooks, and that is the way it should
be," Showers said.
"But, when we get back from
Christmas break, we're going to get
started (on next season)."
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* Newberry wins
first game of season
with key players in
Today Sports Writer
NEWBERRY- Through the first
six minutes of Tuesday night's game
it was easy to tell that nine of the ten
players on the Newberry High
School boys basketball team roster
hadn't picked up a basketball in
quite a while.
They had a legitimate excuse
being that they helped lead the
Panthers football team to the Class
2B state championship game last
Saturday (Dec. 8).
Although Newberry had just two
points through the majority of the
opening quarter, the Panthers started
clicking and took control of the
game en-route to a 79-60 District 5-
3A win over Dixie County at
William N. Barry Gymnasium.
Xavier Woods poured in a game-
high 24 points to lead four Panthers
in double figures. Matt Robinson
followed with a double-double
performance of 15 points and 10
rebounds in the first win of the
season for Newberry (1-2, 1-1).
Tevin Henderson led Dixie
County (4-3) with a double-double
performance of his own, scoring 20
points while ripping down 16
"I kind of expected what I saw
tonight, it was sloppy at times," said
Newberry head coach Chris Baker.
"We won a 19-point game against a
team that has seven games under
their belt and a winning record at
that. With the exception of one kid
they were all dressed and in that
(football) game in Orlando. We
didn't practice on Sunday and we
came in Monday and worked for
about one hour and 15 minutes,
that's pretty good."
Ryan Brown's rebound and
putback gave the Panthers the early
2-0 lead, before the Bears scored the
next five points to go ahead 5-2 at
the 3:13 mark. Instead of launching
jump shots like they did'to start the
game, the' Panthers started having

success driving to the basket while
also applying their fullcourt pressure
defense. That ignited an 11-0 run
that started at the 1:44 mark and
ended with Woods' steal and layup
which gave Newbery a 13-5 edge
with 35 seconds to go in the first
The Panthers led 16-8 after the
first eight minutes of play and held a
10-point lead midway through the
second quarter. But Woods and
Antonio Brown sparked another
Newberry run as each senior netted
five points to fuel the 14-3 burst that
gave the home team a comfortable
40-19 cushion with 1:02 left in the
quarter. The Bears did score the final
four points of
the period, but
carried a 40-23 ,p -
edge into '
enjoyed its
biggest lead of
the night Baker
during the third
quarter. Antonio Brown's three-
pointer from the left wing gave the
Panthers a 56-31 advantage at the
3:23 mark before Robinson's put
back with 2:53 left in the period
equaled the home team's 25-point
margin at 58-33. D'Angelo
Thompson's running banker with
three seconds left allowed the
Panthers to take a 63-42 edge into
the final quarter of action.
Despite the sizeable deficit, the
Bears didn't go away quietly. They
opened the fourth quarter with a
roar, going on a 12-2 run. Cord Hart
scored six of his 16 points during the
run as Dixie County trimmed the
margin to 65-54 with 4:04
remaining forcing Baker to call a
"I said guys, here is the thing it is
real simple here, you have to get
control and finish this thing off or
you let them back in it," said Baker,
who guided the Panthers to the
Class 3A regional playoffs last
winter. "They (Dixie County) got
momentum, they're not going to be
a walkover this year they are a much
improved basketball team."
Much like they did throughout

the recently concluded football
season, the core group of upper
classmen who were on the floor at
the time responded. Woods dropped
in six points as Newberry came out
of the timeout and went on a 14-2
run to take control of the game
down the stretch. Chris White's
layup capped the run which gave the
Panthers a 79-56 advantage with
1:06 left to play.
"This is a tough situation for my
kids and it is a tough situation for
me. I think about last Saturday, I'm
out there calling defensive signals
on the sideline, now I'm in here
tryingto call basketball," saidBaker,
who is also the defensive
coordinator for the football team.
"We have very limited things we
can run right now because we
haven't practiced in awhile. But I'm
happy with the effort, the kids
played hard."
Antonio Brown and Ryan Brown
each netted 14 points in the win for
Newberry. Ryan Brown pulled
down eight rebounds, while Woods
added seven boards for the Panthers,
who were forced to play their junior
varsity team in two varsity games
this season. Some of Newberry's
games were rescheduled, but the
junior varsity made up the majority
of the group that lost to PK. Yonge
and Bronson to start the season.
For Dixie County, Rodney Scott
dropped in 11 points and collected
eight rebounds in the loss. .
"The last time we picked up aball
on the court was in early July,"
Baker said. "That's a pretty good
night's worktogetawin againstthat
Newberry returns to action
Thursday night with a 7:30 p.m.
contest at Buchholz before hitting
the road the following night for a
district game at Chiefland at 7:30
p.m. The Panthers return home on
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game was originally slated for Nov.
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yards and 31 touchdowns was slowed by a
left ankle injury. Pahokee keyed on Ivey,
who struggled to finish with just 30 yards on
11 carries and was kept out of the end zone
for the first time this season.
But the Blue Devils, who are ranked sixth
in the country by USA Today and 10th by
Sports Illustrated, wasted little time finding
the end zone. Pahokee ran just seven plays
from scrimmage and scored on each of its
first three possessions in just over a five-
minute span to build an 18-0 lead after the
first quarter.
Quarterback Anthony Sheppard
connected with Nu'Keese Richardson on a
77-yard touchdown reception, followed by
Vincent Smith's two-yard scoring run and
Sheppard's 56-yard touchdown pass to

Antavious Wilson.
But things appeared to be turning positive
for the Panthers, who were playing in just
their second title game in school history. On
its fourth possession of the game, Newbeny
moved the ball into Blue Devils' territory.
The Panthers, faced with a fourth down and
two situation, gave Ivey the ball and he
picked up the first down, but fumbled on the
play. Carlos Lammons scooped up the loose
ball and sprinted 80 yards the other way to
give Pahokee a comfortable 26-0 lead at the
9:32 mark of the second quarter.
However, Newberry did finally break
through on its next drive. On second and 10
from its own 19-yard line, Xavier Woods
took the hand off, broke through the middle
and out ran three members of the Pahokee
secondary to finish off his record-tying 81-
yard touchdown.
The run, which made it a26-7 game at the
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Newberry running back Antwan Ivey tries to find some room last Saturday in
the Panthers' state championship loss to Pahokee.

RAIDERS from page B1

five points short of the Raiders for
the quarter.
Santa Fe easily handled
Middleburg earlier this season as
well and Williams says his team
remained focus and played
unselfishly entering this game.
"As a coach you never get what
you want and you want them to play
harder and play to their full
potential," confessed Williams.
"They weren't selfish tonight and
they played with focus."
Also helping in the Raider effort
was Shanice Jackson who racked
up 11 points for her team, nine.of
which came from three pointers.
Santa Fe's Cynthia Smith chipped
in with 10 points (two three

pointers) while Chanderia Garrison
scored 7. Raider JananJohnsonhad
a team-high 7 rebounds while
Jackson led in assists with 5.
Santa Fe fell in back-to-back
district contests last week. The
Raiders kept it close with Bradford
before falling 51-44 and then lost to
Orange Park Ridgeview 63-56.
Williams says it's a close battle right
now in the district.
"One of three teams will take the
top spot in the district," said the head
coach. "We haven't played Baker
yet, so we've just got to play hard
and get those girls focused."
Santa Fe hosts Columbia tonight
in Raider Gym with a 7:30 p.m. tip-
Adam Boukari can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.

9:07 interval, tied Woods with Tallahassee
Lincoln's Ryan Gilliam for the longest run
and longest touchdown run in a state
championship game. Gilliam accomplished
the feat in the 2001 Class 4A title game.
Newbeny, Class 2B's third-ranked club
then forced top-ranked Pahokee to punt on
each of its next two possessions. That gave
quarterback Guy Brown and his younger
brother Ryan an opportunity to do something
big. Guy Brown hit his younger sibling for a
78-yard touchdown pass which made it a26-
14 game with 1:24 left until halftime.
The Blue Devils tried to score again
before the intermission and Sheppard
scrambled 40 yards for an apparent
touchdown in the closing seconds. But that
play featured a total of four penalties, one of
which was declined by Newbeny. That left
the Blue Devils facing a ridiculous second
down and 57 situation from their own 13-
yard line before the teams headed to the
locker room.
"We're in trouble in the first half and just
through this year we've always owned the
second half and I felt like why end that now,"
said Keeler, who completed his third season
at Newberry with his first trip to a
championship game. "I told the kids we
were in a dog fight and we've been in a dog
fight a lot more than they have, hopefully we
can get back out there and keep doing what
we're doing.
"We had some momentum going at that
time and I said it was crucial we stop them
on this first series, get the ball back and
But the exact opposite happened as
Janoris Jenkins, a Florida commitment,
broke off an 80-yard touchdown run on the
first play of the third quarter to put the Blue
Devils ahead 34-14 just 13 seconds into the
second half.
"We come out and they broke our back
when they scored on the first play from
scrimmage," Keeler said. "At that point, I
was like, now we're in trouble because now

we have to score three (times). I knew we
were in trouble when they took off and
scored that one."
Things just got-worse for Newbeny as it
fumbled on its ensuing drive which set up
Sheppard's 23-yard touchdown pass to
Martavious Odoms for a 40-14 score at the
8:04 mark of the quarter. On the Panthers'
next play Guy Brown was intercepted by
Andreal Johnson, which led to Smith's
seven-yard scoring run and a 47-14 margin
with 6:38 left in the third quarter. Sheppard
then finished off his 16-for-21 passing, 384-
yard performance with his fourth scoring
pass of the afternoon. Dennis Hall made the
11-yard touchdown reception which
provided the eventual final margin with 9:32
"They are a great football team; I'm never
going to take anything away from the way
they play. Pahokee is a great team, they may
be the best team in the state," Keeler said.
"They definitely have speed, we can't
simulate that in practice. We just didn't
execute early like we needed to. A lot of
things didn't roll our way in this game."
Woods led Newbeny with 169 yards on
18 carries, highlighted by the 81-yard
touchdown run. The Panthers ran for 202
yards on 47 carries in their first and only loss
this season.
"He (Woods) had to step in there, he had
to fill in for Kelo (Ivey)," said the coach. "He
did a spectacular job."
Guy Brown ended the game 3-for-8
passing for 81 yards with the touchdown and
the interception. Defensively, Benny Hadley
had six tackles, including a quarterback sack.
Kicker Phillip Wamer hit both of his extra
point attempts, averaged 40 yards on two
punts and sent three kickoffs into the end
zone for a touchback.

For Pahokee, Smith ran.for 95 yards on 11
carries and two touchdowns, with Jenkins
following with 94 yards on five carries,
including the momentum-swinging scoring
run to start the second half. Wilson had four
catches for 114 yards and a touchdown with
Odoms adding five catches for 111 yards and
touchdown in the win, which featured a
running clock after the final touchdown.
Seven of Newberry's wins this season
featured a running clock, but the Panthers
found themselves on the wrong end of the
lopsided score against Pahokee.
The Blue Devils amassed 572 yards of
total offense for the game. They also set a
championship game record for penalty yards
in a game. Pahokee was flagged 19 times for
a championship-game record 221 yards.
That surpassed the previous mark of 1'65
penalty yards set by Madison County in the
2003 Class 2Atitle game.
"We faced a lot of obstacles, we found out
late Friday night about the horrible
accident," Keeler said. "I'm just so proud of
the way we composed ourselves, I'm proud
of our character, the discipline and the way
we played the game. This season was a lot of
Ivey, after the final time he will be wearing
a Panthers uniform, echoed similar feelings.
"We had a great season and I'm proud of
every last player, we've been through.a lot
together this season," said Ivey, who entered
the game as the state's leading rusher this
season. "It was the best time of my life."
Look in next week's edition ofAlachua
County Today for more coverage on
Newberry High School's run to the state
championship game.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by calling,
(386) 462-3355.

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