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Wait and see for alcohol sales
By TRACEY MCMANUS
HIGH SPRINGS After the High
Springs chief of police had to turn citizens
S away Tuesday from the commission
Chamber overloaded by those ready to
defend or condemn an ordinance to amend
By CRAIG COX
S ALACHUA -- C iy of Alachua, officials
have decided to extend the city's wholesale
power agreement with Gainesville Regional
S Utilities (GRU) rather than pursue a contract
S with Progress Energy.
S The City of Alachua has contracted with
GRU for 16 years, but the company decided to
renegotiate its contract with the city this year.
The city placed a bid requiet for a new contract
Sto find a lower cost, and Progress Energy and
Continued on page A2
By TRACEY MCMANUS
HIGH SPRINGS As the 2007-08
High Springs City Commission adjourned
on Tuesday and the 2008-09 commission
was called to order, the cith welcomed a new
mayor. \ice maNor and commissioner.
IMinutes after former Nlayor Larry Travis
adjourned the 2007-08 commission, he waS
sworn in as a High Springs City Commissioner
along with Diane Shupe who replaced Kirk
Continued on page A6
the ban on the Sunday sale of alcohol, the
proposal was ultimately tabled for further
Restaurant owners, entrepreneurs and
emnplo ees of downtown stores came to
persuade the city commission to approve
the ordinance in hopes it would encourage
businesses to build in the downtown area
and prevent patrons from 'dining in other
" cities where they are able to order a glass
of wine with Sunday dinners., However,
a divided room also heard the pleads of a
reverend and other citizens who begged the
commission.to maintain the tradition of dry
Continued on page A6
Ninety fve and lovin'it
BRP.'AN BOULKAR Ala: lr C.,.n1 T'-J,
Alfred "Al" Snapp enjoys his 95th birthday at McDonald's in Alachua along with his
family and friends including Dr. John Coker (right),. ..
By BRYAN BOUKARI
ALACHUA Alfred "Al" Snapp
would make the perfect subject in a
McDonald's commercial. The 95-year-
old chemical engineer turned farmer is
enjoying his second retirement doing
what he's always loved, socializing, and
as the burger giant's jingle says, he's
''lovin' it.'" ,.
And for Snapp, an early morning
coffee with friends at the. McDonald's
along U.S. Highway 441 and Interstate
75 is just what the doctor ordered. When
asked what the trick to living past 95,
years old was, Snapp throws up his hands,
but his daughter Linda Parrett, who lives
with Snapp and drives him into town, has
other thoughts. .
"Part of it's the genes," Parrent said,
mentioning that Snapp's mother lived
"The other part is, how active he
is...He loves to socialize and meet new
Indeed Snapp does like socializing.
During a surprise birthday ,party at
McDonald's in September; Snapp was
the center of attention as generations
.of family, church friends and even the
restaurant's employees wished the regular
customer a happy 95th. Snapp has two
other daughters, Carol Remer, who also
Continued on page A5
hold off on waste
By CRAIG COX
City officials have agreed to
step back and further scrutinize
the proposed increase in waste
removal fees proposed for
The City Commission was
set to vote on first reading of
the ordinance Mionday night
in City Hall, but concerned
residents urged the commission
Sto postpone voting on. the
ordinance and reweigh its
The ordinance would have
caused residents who live
outside of Turkey. Creek to
see rates increase from $15.01
to $20.74, and Turkey Creek
residents would have seen
rates increase from $15.74 to
Lewis Irby, a resident in
Turkey Creek, said a waste
removal fee increase along
with possible electricity fee
increases is to much. for
residents t6: bear all at one
"With the current economic
time we're living in, to increase
our cost of refuse collection 30-
to 40-percent is pretty harsh,"
Thelma Hammond echoed
Irby's comments, saying senior
citizens such as herself who
live on a fixed income cannot
sustain the added costs.
"It's hitting me and others
Like me pretty hard," she said.
,"If this keeps going up, senior
citizens like m )self won't be
able to make it. I know you
have to do what you have to
do, but this really hits home."
City Manager Clovis
'Watson, Jr. said he understood
the positions of the residents'
Continued on page A3
arrested for burglary
By CRAIG COX
A Santa Fe High School
student was arrested at about
5:30 Sunday evening after he
reportedly stole an MP3 player
From a car parked behind
Deneno's restaurant on Main
A Deneno's employee saw
Derell Jenkins, 16, walking in
the back restaurant parking lot,
and another employee advised
the victim that Jenkins had a
history oftheft, so the employee
checked his unlocked car.
The employee noticed that
his MP3 player and a MP3
speaker were stolen from
his vehicle, so he called the
When police officers
arrived, they found Jenkins
walking in front of the store,
and the stolen items were in his
Employees at Alachua
County Today, also reported
thefts in the area in recent
weeks. Jenkins was found to
have' been in possession of
Continued on page A6
Sheriff coming to town
By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA Alachua County
Sheriff Sadie Darnell will be in the city
night for a
,i' cito which will
be held in
Darnell 6 p.m.
traveling.to cities throughout the county
to gather input from citizens about the
Sheriff's Office, and Alachua is the final
stop before she returns to Gainesville
and restarts the process next year.
The Sheriff decided to start holding
these meetings because of her campaign
promise to become more accessible to
the community, said Sheriff's Office
spokesman Stephen Maynard.
"[Darnell] wants to make herself
and her command staff accessible and
have a venue to talk to the community,"
Maynard said. "And once we complete
this cycle, we will start the cycle all
over again so we can continue to receive
The town-hall style meetings may
draw people who may be afraid to utilize
e-mail and( the Sheriff's Web site, and
Continued on page'A8
New police department marks 15 months
By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter -
HAWTHORNE The fledgling Hawthorne
Police Department (HPD) is comprised of three
officers who are in charge of the difficult task
of protecting the city's 1,442 residents.
The department, located at the previous
Alachua County fire station on 221st Street,
was officially established in' 2006 with a
$58,000 budget, and it, had its first patrol in
Fifteen months since the first officer hit
the road, the police department has expanded
to include four vehicles, three officers and a
nearly $234,000 budget.
The department's officers come from
varying backgrounds, including a former
Continued on page A 7
BRYAN BOUKARVAlachua County Today
HPD Police Chief Jack Donadio heads up the Hawthorne Police
Department consisting of two other police officers.
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Public Works Director
Mike New said both companies
offered similarbids, but Progress
Energy originally had a lower
fuel cost adjustment rate and
offered to allow the city to use
its energy substation.
"It really was a neck and
neck evaluation," New said,
"but it really hinged on natural
gas and future costs of that."
The- city began the contract
with Progress Energy, but after
a reevaluation, officials decided
they needed more time before
entering a long-term contract.
"We're in pretty good
Electricity bills still expected to rise
shape," New said, "but some
things might come into place
in the next year or so that could
change some things, so we
decided it was best to wait."
New said the decision to
stay with GRU will not.affect
the city's future relationship
with Progress Energy.
"We haven't burned any
bridges," he said. "They
understand our issues and they
know we are doing what's in the
best interest of our city."
City Manager Clovis
Watson, Jr. said the two-year
contract extension with the
option of another year is in the
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best interest of the city because
it would offer the lowest
wholesale power cost available.
The city would have to build
power substations when moving
to a new provider, and an
extension of the GRU contract
will allow city officials to better
evaluate fuel adjustment costs,
Although electric customers
in Alachua are likely to see a
rise in power costs, New said
city officials are trying to make
the best and most cost-efficient
decision with wholesale power.
"The city has not raised
its electric rates for 14 years,
and that continues to be our
objective," New said. "With the
increasing cost of fqel and all
the other costs associated with
maintaining an electric system,
I don't know how long we can
continue toehold those rates."
Thus far, the city has been
able to hold its rates steady
because of growth in the
municipality. As new customers
come into the city and begin
paying for electricity, the added.
revenue offsets the rising cost of
However, even if rates go
up, the city will still have one of
the cheapest electricity rates in
the state, New said.
"Right now, the city is
among the lowest electric utility
providers in Florida," he said.
"The city is in the lower 25th
percentile of all municipal
electric utilities, which is just
remarkable given our size."
The City of Alaqhua began
providing electric services in
1915. Prior to the 1980s, the
city bought energy from Florida
Power Company, which is
now Progress Energy. In 1992,
city officials signed a 15-year
exclusive contract with GRU
with an eventual one-year
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Florida are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter. Jennifer Lynn
Talley to Sergeant Blake
The bride-elect is the
granddaughter of Buddy and
Ruth Parrish of Bell. Florida
and Bob and Kathy Sarvis of
The groom-elect is the son
ofArthur and Deborah Colson
of Plantation. Florida.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Santa Fe High School in
Alachua, Florida and Santa
Fe College in Gainesville,
Florida where she received
her associate of arts degree
in elementary education.
She is currently attending
The University of Florida,
pursing her Master's degree in
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The groom-elect is a
graduate of South Plantation
High School in Plantation,
Florida. He is a Sergeant in the
United States Army, where he
is currently serving his second
tour in Iraq.
The wedding is planned
for June 7, 2009 at Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church of
2nd Annual Service
Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH. SPRINGS -
The High Springs Milam
Funeral Home will host their
second annual Service of
Remembrance on Tuesday,
Dec. 9. The Remembrance
Service will begin at 7 p.m. and
will be held at the High Springs
Funeral Home.located at 17593
NW Hwy. 441.
Anyone who has lost a
loved one and would like to
remember them during this
special time ofthe year is invited
to attend. During the service
each attendee will be given an
opportunity to recognize their
loved one and light a candle in
their honor. Each family will
be given a special ornament
that they may place on the
tree in honor of the loved one,
and at the conclusion of the
service, they will be able take
the ornament with them. There
will also be refreshments and
an opportunity to visit with the
other families in attendance.
For additional information,
contact Kathy Pults at. the
High Springs Milam Funeral
Home, 386-454-5361. If you
are unable to attend the High
Springs (service, there will be
services at the Gainesville and
Newberry Funeral Homes.
Please call for dates.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008 A3
Meetings & Events in the Heartlands
mArcher Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at
7 p.m. at City Hall, 16870 SW
*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 Ist Street, Room 209,
Gainesv\ille. Citizen comments
are taken at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30
EGaines\ ille- Meets the2ndand
4th Monday of each month at I
p.m. at CitN Hall Auditorium.
200 East University Avenue.
NHawthornme Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
"High Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month
at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
*LaCrosse Meets the 2nd
S' Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
*Mican'op\ Meets the 2nd
TuesdaN of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall
mNewberr) Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
*VWaldo Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
at Yerkes Center.
Continued from page A
* Alachua Christmas Parade The
Alachua Chamber of Commerce, in
partnership with the City of Alachua,
is hosting its annual Christmas Parade
on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at 2 p.m.
Starting at North Main and US 441,
the parade will wind through historic
downtown Alachua. This year's
winning floats and groups that celebrate
this year's theme will be presented cash
awards and recognition plaques. There is
no fee to enter. Come share the holiday
spirit in historic Alachua. Contact Bud
Calderwood for additional information,
386- 462-3229 or email@example.com.
Applications are available online at
* Alachua Community Market
is now open every Finday (weather
permitting) from 2 p.m. to dusk. Vendors
welcome. Selling farm produce, plants,
crafts, green products. For more
net, 386-418-1234. Volunteers needed
to help develop this community space.
The market is located at 14804 NW 140
Street, one block from Main Street in
m A.L. Mebane High School Alumni
Assoc., Inc. is having their annual
alumni homecoming reunion Nov.
28-30. The celebration will include a
breakfast, parade, pageant, pep rally,
basketball.game, Green & Gold Ball,
festival, crowning of Ms. Alumni and
special recognition of former faculty,
staff and selected classes, a church
service and various other family
To participate in the parade and/or
festival, please contact Barbara White,
Reunion Chairperson 386-462-1160
or Cassandra Davis, President
* The City of Newberry's Parks &
Recreation basketball registration has
begun! From Nov. 1 30, boys and girls
ages 6-14 can be registered online at
Cityofnewberryfl.com or at the Parks
& Recreation Office, Monday-Friday 8
a.m. 12:30 p.m. and. 1:30-5 p.m. The
registration fees cost $65. For more
information call 352-472-5663
* The Newberry Garden Club is
having their 3rd Annual Dessert Social
.on Nov. 22 at the United Methodist
Church in Newberry. The tickets are $8
a person or $15 a couple. Proceeds are
used to bestow scholarships and grants
for Newbefry High School. Please come
and eat all the desserts you want from 6
- 8 p.m. For tickets, call 352-472-2004
* New Century Women's Club
annual craft fair and bake sale On
Friday, Nov. 21 from 4-8 p.m. the High
Springs New Century Women's Club
will be hosting its annual craft fair and
bake sale. Stop by and purchase some
unique holiday gifts and satisfy your
sweet tooth all at the same time. For
those folks that do not like to wrap gifts,
take advantage of the Women's Club gift'
wrapping services. For a small fee the
ladies will wrap all of your Christmas
gifts so bring them with you when you
visit the craft fair and bake sale. '
* Alachua County Sheriff Sadie
Darnell "Meet Your.Sheriff" meeting
on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the
cafeteria of Santa Fe High School
located at 16213 NW US Hwy 441 in
Darnell will be holding a series
of "town hall" meetings each month
through December 2008 inviting the
public to come out and meet her and
the Sheriff's Office command staff and
hear about the goals and objectives,
leam about the programs and have an
opportunity to ask questions of Damell
and her staff. For additional questions,
n Venders needed Dec. 6 at the Higfi
Springs Lions Club pre-Christmas
garage/yard sale. Outdoor sites 12' x 12'
- $12 / Indoor $20. Tables provided if
needed $5. Limited space. Call Regina
* Free Women's Workshop, Frozen
Sea Inside of Me. The workshop
will be held at phe Cleather Hathcock
Community Center located at 15818
NW 140th Street, Alachua, FL. The
workshop will be held on Dec. 6 at
10:00 am. 2:00 p.m. The Frozen Sea
is a workshop of women sharing hurt,
pain, and the joy of letting it all go. At
the workshop everyone will receive a
gift bag as well as a Pillow made of love
and lunch. You will be able to talk as
well as listen during this workshop. Why
is it called Frozen? Have you ever held
on to something so long that it becomes
of a part of your body (pain,) it becomes
frozen and pushed in the back of your
mind and heart. It's time to melt, talk
about it and let it go. The guest speaker
will be Prophetess Christine Campbell
from Holy Temple of Tallahassee,
* High Springs Farmers Market -
No need to go to the ATM, the market
accepts Credit arid Debit cards. Visit the
market for great gifts for the holidays:
Carol Rowan's Bags & More -
You can't miss her colorful handmade
bags in over 75 different prints. There
is a bag for every need and in many
styles. There's messenger bags, "U"
shaped Jenny bags, over the, shoulder,
clutch, tote bags, drawstring backpacks,
wallets and jewelry rolls. She also has
bags for Gator and Seminole fans, and
assorted patterns attractive to children.
My favorite bag is Betty Boop on a
The farmers market is getting-new
vendors on a regular basis along with
regular vendors offering fresh produce,
plants, baked goods and unique
In addition to the fresh produce
there are candle makers, handcrafted
jewelry, handcrafted leather goods,
custom blend lotions and.lighted yard
art to name a few. Do not miss Rosie
grilling up her sausage sandwiches;
just follow the scent. Maurice with be
Freshly boiling peanuts. Now there is
a new scent at the Farmers Market -
fresh popped, freshly made kettle corn.
The farmers market will be closed
Waste Pro says city got good deal
and he is willing to renegotiate 15 meeting.
the contract and possibly place "It is quite substantial," he
the issue up for bid again. said. "But it isn't an additional
SThe City Commission voted up charge from the city. We are
to hold off on a decision until the just passing on the costs charged
Dec. 1 meeting so that Watson to us, and we don't have much
can have time to pull materials' control over that."
together and ensure that the Watson said he and city staff
S Waste Pro contract is the best put time and effort into finding
Oealforthe city. The commission thq best deal for city residents,
vill vote on final appro\ alp. fj.h j .nc4 eJo0n't believe they coulk
proposei fee increase at the Dec. dfin'a aoniact with much lowel
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Women's special dental A,
Q: Are the factors affecting
men's and women's dental
health pretty much the same?
A: No. Women experience
any number of physical
conditions that men do not,
and they can affect oral health.
Pregnancy, for instance,
increases the risk of developing
gingivitis; an early stage of gum
disease. This is because rising
hormone levels exaggerate
the way gum tissues respond
td plaque. Gum disease can
also affect the health of the
unborn baby. It's important
for moms-to-be to visit their
dentists regularly and maintain
a regimen of brushing and
Gum disease is also a
common effect from the use of
birth control pills. In addition,
the pills can contribute to a
dry mouth and a change in
the pigmentation .of the gums.
Since certain drugs, penicillin
among them, can reduce the
effectiveness ofa contraceptive
pill, be sure to let your dentist
know if you're taking the. pill.
Also, the monthly hormonal
fluctuations that accompany
menstruation can .elave a
woman more susceptible to
gingivitis. Talk with your
dentist about these concerns.
There are medications and steps
your dentist can recommend to
help you through these phases.
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"I want the citizens to know
we did fight for them and we
thought we did a good job within
these negotiations," he said. "But
I guess we will see just how good
Fred Wood, Waste Pro senior
vice president, said he was
impressed by the negotiating
skills of City Manager Clovis
Watson, Jr. and. Assistant City
Manager Danielle Judd.
"I think I'm a pretty good
negotiator," said Wood said,
"but I think I'm still learning
something here. I don't think I
came out with quite as much as
[the city] did. I think [the city]
came out very well"
Watson said the rate increase
is difficult to pass on to Alachua
residents, but it must be done.
"It's always difficult when
we have to look at ways to
increase any'rates in the City of
SAlachua,'"Watson said, "but the
cost of everything is going up,
and this is one of those necessary
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public
hearing on a proposed ordinance on December 1, 2008
at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of City HIall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
The ordinance title is as follows:
ORDINANCE 09 01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALA-
CHUA, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO THE
CHARTER REVIEW ADVISORY BOARD;
AMENDING SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE
NUMBER 0-88-17; CLARIFYING THE MAN-
NER BY WHICH TERMS OF OFFICE FOR
THE SEVEN MEMBER BOARD SHALL BE
APPOINTED; RESTATING ORDINANCES
0-81-21 AND 0-88-17; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANC-
ES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Office of the
City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting.
Written comments on the proposed ordinance may be
sent to the following address: City of Alachua, ATTN:
Danielle Judd, Assistant City Manager, P.O. Box 9,
Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any
decision made at these public hearings, you will need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a
disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order
to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at
(386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public
(Published: Alachua County Today November 13
and 20, 2008)
Thanksgiving day so come to the market
this Thursday to get your Thanksgiving
dinner "fixin's". If you are looking for
some delicious homemade bread and
desserts stop by the Old Tyme Bakery
and talk to John.
Starting this month there will be
an "Art at the Market" show the third
Thursday of each month. Talented
artists have signed up for the event.
Those interested in participating should
call Jane at 386-719-9270.
Stop at the red booth if you need any
information about the market or have
any questions regarding the market.
Visit the market for fresh produce,
great products, and to enjoy pleasant
and friendly vendors and volunteers.
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NOTICE OF ZONING
NOTICE is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of
Hawthorne, Florida, intends to hold a public hearing to consider
the following matters:
ORDINANCE NO. 2009-04
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA; RELATING TO THE REZONING
OF TEN OR MORE CONTIGUOUS ACRES OF
LAND; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING
ATLAS OF THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO
AN APPLICATION BY THE PROPERTY OWNER
OF SAID ACREAGE; PROVIDING FOR REZONING
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IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at its regular meeting
on the 2nd day of December, 2008, at City Hall, Hawthorne,
Florida. The agenda items may be inspected by the pubic at City
Hall, 6700 SE 221st street, Hawthorne, Florida on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed amendments and zoning changes. Persons
are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at this
hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and, for such
purpose, they may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. For additional
information regarding this notice contact the City Planner, at
(352) 481-2432. Persons with disabilities needing assistance to
participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City
Clerk 48 hours in advance of the meeting at (352) 481-2432.
(Published: Alachua County Today November 20, 2008)
A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
Stained glass window
welcomes library patrons
BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Patrons of the newly expanded Alachua Branch Library are greeted by the stained glass win-
dow mounted above the doorway. Alachua branch manager Caryl McKellar (center) is joined
by Rich and Lynn Mathis (left) and Mara and Glenn Blumberg (right) as they gather in front of
the window which was donated by the two couples.
A celebration of the partnership
between cities and farms.
On the seven days leading to and including
Thanksgiving Day, Farm-City Week I
celebrated nationwide, What-are we celebrating?
The American economy is strong thanks to the
interdependence of farms and cities.
Alachua County Farm Bureau Is pleased to
recognize Nov, 21-27 as Farm-City.Week,
Food forthought from Florida's farmers A
test your eye-
wonew winners each well
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By CRAIG COX
ALACHUA Rays of sunlight filter through
the silhouette of the stained glass book, which
has been positioned above the entrance of the
Alachua branch of the Alachua County Library
A welcomed sight, the stained glass was built
above the door of the renovated library in
September thanks to two area couples.
Linn and Rich Mathis, with North Florida
Stained Glass, and Mara and Glenn Blumberg,
with Metalloy Industries, donated the art to the
Caryl McKellar, Alachua branch manager,
said the stained glass mural is appealing and
helpful in blocking the bright sun from blinding
employees and visitors.
Before the stained glass was donated, an
:unappealing tint was: placed over the window to
block the sunlight, she said.
"It's in a great location, and it keeps the sun
from blinding us," McKellar said. "It's a wonder-
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ful improvement and asset to the library."
In addition to the stained glass, the library
features a mural painted by Barbara Maness, who
has painted about 30 murals throughout the
Gainesville area as well as an opera scene in
The newly renovated and expanded library
doubled in size from 5,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq.
ft., making it the largest branch-outside of
Gainesville, according to ACLD officials.
Teenagers can hang out in an enclosed center
called "The Spot," which has three diner-style
booths with computers and sound cones. The
teen center also has a television and movie view-
ing area with specialized furniture.
Young children and their parents can relax in
a room called the'"Snuggle Up" center, which
features a collection of parenting books, curricu-
lum books and child development books.
The.library is open M onday through Thursday
11 a.m. to 7 p.mi, Frnday and Saturd3a 11 a.m. to
5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008 A5
Boyd clinches seat
By BRYAN BOUKARI
TALLAHASSEE State House
Representative Debbie Boyd (D-Newberry)
held on to her sea' in a narrow margin of vic-
Division of Elections. Boyd garnered some
36,892 votes to 36,713 votes picked up by
republican challenger Elizabeth Porter, a
Columbia County commissioner.
An automatic recount process 'triggered
by the tight race has continued for nearly a
week and a half after the Nov. 4 election day.
Supervisor of Elections offices in the six
counties which make up Boyd's District 11
seat had completed the automatic machine
recount and were into manually recounting
certain ballots when the process was called off
Porter, through an attorney representing
her campaign, had apparently asked that the
manual recount be terminated.
"Ms. Porter hereby requests that the
Elections Canvassing Commission certify the
results of the machine recount previously con-
ducted in the District 11 election," Attorney
Richard E. Coates wrote in a letter to Secretary
of State Kurt Browning, Governor Charlie
Crist and others.
Boyd said Wednesday that she was
"Thankful for the opportunity to continue
representing District 11 in the State House."
The now re-elected Boyd was sworn into
office for her second term earlier this week,
In the coming months, Boyd said she and
her colleagues would be focusing on the bud-
get issues. facing the State of Florida. The
next legislative session is set to begin March
3, 2009, but Boyd said there have been rum
tory of 179 votes according the Florida blings
to hold a special session.
"According to Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink, it sounds like we need to hold a
special session to deal with.a changing eco-
nomic outlook," said Boyd.
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Junior pee wee
magical run continues
Continued from page Al
lives on the family's land north
of Alachua and Beverly Keene of
At 95, Snapp has had time for
more than one career. Born on
Sept. 18, 1913 in:Roanoke.
Virginia, Snapp has lied through
several wars. In 1935. he gradu-
ated with a degree in chemical
engineering from the Virginia
Military Institute in Lexington,
VA. After earning the degree, the
recent graduate went on to work
for Alied Chemical Corporation
which, moved him across the
northeast from New York City to
Like most Americans of his
era, Snapp contributed in his own
way to World War II effort. Snapp
was a reservist, but his talents as
a chemical engineer were direct-
ed toward tasks at home. He
Works, which manufactured TNT
for munitions for the military.
After the war and his'stint
withAllied, Snapp spent the early
to mid 1950s in Granite City, IL,
where he was vice-president and
manager of Union Starch and
tarted Hainesworth Farms in the 1970s
As many locals ,would likelN
agree, in the late 1950s,: Snapp
Swas wise to lea the e frigid tern-
peratures of the Midwest and
head south, landing the Virginia
name on the beaches of Florida.
Steering awa. from his days as a
. chemical engineer. Snapp became
involved in real estate and finan-
cial consulting on Florida's west
coast. But the coast is not where
the nearly b60-year-old former
chemical engineer turned consul-
tant \uould sta
In 1971. at 59 years old.
Snapp changed his career and his
home *et again, moving into an
home along County Road 235.
Without any agricultural experi-
ence, he started Hainesworth
Farms on his homestead between
Alachua and Lacrosse. Until the
early to mid 90s, families from
across the area enjoyed the grape
and blueberry "u-pick" operation.
And so did Al Snapp as he took
on a new phase of his life being
Knowing virtually nothing
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about the business, Snapp turned
to books, the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS),
local extension agents and visit-
Ing other growers. While grow-
ing blueberries and grapes, Snapp
used lus chemical engineering
background to help IFAS as well.
It was at Hainesworth Farms
where the first planting of apple
trees m Florida took place:. He
also assisted in developing a
blueberry fertilizer and was a
major contributor to a Florida
But it wasn't all biokwork
for Snapp, \who at the ripe age of
60 plus years old was also out
working the farm and taking on
all of the physical and laborious
tasks required to see a. crop-to
While his careers have taken
him from the top ofthe country to
the bottom, over the years, Snapp
has also been on a safari in Africa,
but it was a trip to China that was
his favorite excursion abroad.
These days, Snapp doesn't
have to look far for the things that
Annual Tour of Homes
co-sponsored with the Alachua Historical Society
Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-5 p.m.
Tickets are $10.
For tickets, contactyalerieTaylor at 386-462-4001 or getthem on,
the day of the Tour at the Clubhouse.
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make him happy. His infectious
smile attracts old and new friends
alike and he's not hard to find.
Still living on the land he started
farming in the 70s, Snapp can be
found many mornings at
McDonald's grabbing a steaming
cup of coffee and his favorite, an
Egg McMuffim sandwich. Other
mornings, he'll put in an order for
eggs and toast at Brown's Country
Buffett, another of his favorite
places to socialize. As Snapp
Enjoys his second retirement sur-
rounded by family and friends, it
is clear that he is indeed "lovin'
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and defense, from players like
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High Sprigs going out of 02% NOT
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Our community has lost a man who was Service to his fellow man was a hallmark of
a veritable treasure of kindness, caring, civic every endeavor he pursued throughout his active
involvement and altruism. We are much and productive life. Teacher; coach,
the poorer for his passing. principal all pursuits in service to
William Irby graced our town and our others. Firefighter, Lion,, Scout leader,
world for more than eight decades. For community leader again, giving all
six decades, he gave of himself all that his wisdom and concern to others for
a man could-offer to his community and their betterment, and I certainly include
his neighbors. I lament his loss, for he myself in that group.
was truly the finest example upon whom ,United States Army veteran -
one could base his own life and \orks, a W80n .. willing to give his allt and risk his life for
person who radiated all the goodness God '"- hi country.
grants us in equal measure. Mr. Irby did A quiet leader, he never refused to
return that goodness, far beyond the measure that share his knowledge, his goodness or experience
was given him. with anyone with whom he dealt students,
colleagues, civic leaders, fellow parishioners or
simply an acquaintance.
Would that we could all lay claim to such a
wondrous, selfless life; the world would be much
closer to the ideal that all envision. As it is, the
reason we revere men of the high caliber of Mr.
Irby is that we often find ourselves just short of
the lofty marks he set. The saving grace for us all
is that such marks are there So we can aspire to
match or exceed them. In such ways do great men
lend their greatness to others.
SWilliam Irby rests .in peace with the Lord.
and he leaves us a simple, unstated, but powerful
message give back to the world more than you
receive, and the world shall be a better place for
your having lived your life.
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Alachua. FL 32616
Continuedfrom page Al
City divided on moral
Sunday in the city.
"People come to High Springs because they like
the quaintness, small neighborhoods, shops and
family atmosphere," said High Springs i resident Silvia
Newcomb. "Usually what comes with beer, wine and
alcohol sales is rivalry and loud music. The commission
has to consider residents who have lived in the area.
If you allow sales at 12:01, we are still in church
The ordinance is a result of a recommendation
by the economic development task force to the city
commission that stated the prohibition of alcohol sales
on Sunday has prevented 'businesses from locating
in High Springs and has taken away business from
restaurants and shops already downtown.
"We are well aware that not only is this hurting
current business and taking away from their livelihood,
but it puts a firm barrier on us getting additional
business," said former president of the chamber of
commerce, Heather Clarich. "I spoke with a business
owner who said he wanted to go to the Great Outdoors
for business lunches on:Sundays, but they found they
couldn't order a drink with their lunch so they left town.
We have to be open to everyone's beliefs and how they
want to spend their downtime."
According to City Planner Christian Popoli, High
Springs prohibits the sale of alcohol from midnight to
7a.m. on weekdays, from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturdays
and prohibits the sale entirely on Sundays. The proposed
ordinance would only prohibit alcohol sales on Sundays
between 2 a.m. and noon. It would allow sales-from
midnight to 2 a.m. and again from noon until midnight,
but citizens and commissioners were divided on how
this would affect the city.
"This is just too wide open for me," said Vice Mayor
Byran Williams. "I can't approve it because I'm afraid of
what it will do to the city. I care about the citizens in the
community. Don't take that pleasure, that uniqueness of
the city of High Springs. Please, please don't open up
that can of worms for bars and restaurants. It frightens
me. It really does. It frightens me."
The commission and citizens were also concerned
with how the current ban affects tourism in High
Springs, a market responsible for 65-70 percent of the
city's retail sales. Some argued that the restriction on
the Sunday sale of alcohol deters people from dining
in High Springs and also takes business away from
the neighboring stores where patrons would browse
after their Sunday meals. According to High Springs
Mayor James Gabriel, this is proven by how businesses
downtown have picked up since the Great Outdoors
and economic factors
"My business has picked up as a result of the
Great Outdoors opening," Gabriel said. "When a local
business makes a sale, that dollar is more likely to
circulate Within this community several times. We are
trying to look at the issue of.economic, development,
because everything is so interconnected."
Employees and owners of local restaurants argued
that their restaurants suffer because the ban of alcohol
deters people from eating in their businesses entirely on
Sunday, and 35 percent of revenue comes from beer,
wine and liquor sales according to the general manager
of the Great Outdoors Restaurant.
"This is a critical issue," said Bob Bentz, owner
of the Great Outdoors Restaurant. "We are one of the
largest employers in the city. The downtown area is
doing better really as a result of the restaurant being
open. It's not the $3 glass of wine we sell, it's the $20
steak. Sunday, believe it or not, is the worst evening of
the entire week. Nobody comes on Sunday night. It has
been a very big struggle, and I'm not looking to have
wild bars in the downtown area."
SDespite the stimulus to the economy that is
predicted to come as a result of Sunday alcohol sales in
restaurants, some feel the environment in High Springs
will change too drastically. According to a resident
who received signatures from citizens on the issue, 147
people said it would be a high risk for the city.
"We have left loud cities because we want a family
orientated city," ManervaAlvarze said. "If they approve
this law, our city will run the risk of becoming one more
city involved in crime. Those families deciding between
dinner and a glass of wine and family time might not
really be considering time with the family."
While citizens and commissioners remained
divided on the whether the moral or economic issue
has priority and if the moral issue exists at all, the
commission agreed the ordinance must be more
specific and agreed to present a revised version at a
special meeting on Tuesday. The revised ordinance will
address the possible hours to allow sales and what types
of businesses will be allowed to sell alcohol based on
a minimum requirement for food to alcohol sales ratio
and minimum seating in the establishment.
"We need to go back to the drawing board on this
ordinance," said City Commissioner Diane Shupe. "I
agree it's way too broad, and if we were to go in this
direction, it should be more restrictive. I think we need
to continue this discussion and see where it leads us and
take this ordinance and make some changes."
# # #
Continued fom page Al
Monthly salaries to remain at $700 for
commissioners and $750 for mayor
Eppensteir on the commission. Eppenstein
stepped off the commission after Shupe
earned 1,108 votes to his 944 on the Nov.
According to Eppenstein, he came to
work for High Springs to escape the rat race
and help people in the community.
"I'm extremely proud of what we
accomplished in the city for six years,"
Eppenstein said. "We didn't change the
world, but we changed one corner. I've
enjoyed working with the city staff. I don't
regret a single decision I made, and if I
made a mistake, it was an honest one."
After a unanimous nomination and
election of a candidate for mayor among
the city commission, Larry Travis stepped
down from his three-year position, and
former Vice Mayor James M. Gabriel was
elected mayor of High Springs.
In a short speech addressing the
commission and the city, Gabriel
explained his plans for High Springs
which included a new focus on public
infrastructure and increasing the possibility
of public and private partnerships similar
to the' development done in the Douglass
"I'd like us to continue to improve
public information between the city and
the residents," Gabriel said. "We've come a
long way, but still have a long way to go."
Byran Williams was elected by fellow
commission members to replace Gabriel as
vice mayor. He promised to focus on picking
up government in the city and improving
the recreation program for young people in
"It's so important to have something
to do for young people in the community,"
Williams said. "When they're busy doing
something, they don't have time to get in
The new commission also passed the
resolution to maintain the monthly salary
for the office of the city commissioner and
the mayor. The $700 per month salary for
commissioners and $750 per month salary
for mayor is based on compensation for
time away from personal businesses, child
care needs and hours put into the job,
A, 3-2 vote by the commission
determined the salaries would remain
without revisions, but there were motions to
decrease the salaries. Commissioner Shupe
voted for a five percent salary decrease
based on the economic situation, and
Commissioner Coughlin voted for a five
percent salary decrease to apply only to the
commissioners, excluding the mayor.
However, the 3-2 vote secured the
salaries for the commissioners and mayor
to remain ,unchanged from the last three
years, which was accepted with approval
by the audience as shown by comments and
"It is inconceivable to think people who
work and labor as much as you get $700,"
said the Reverend Freddie Hickman. "I
wish we could raise it $700 instead of just
voting to keep it."
Continued from page A 1
Jenkins faces multiple charges
several items belonging to the newspaper's He is being charged with a sworn
staff, complaint in connection with the theft of
Jenkins was arrested and taken to the items from the vehicles of Alachua County
Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), and Today employees.
he is being charged with burglary, which # # #
is a felony, along with theft, which is a
Guest Editorial by Clovis Watson, Jr., City Manager, City of Alachua
ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20,2008 A7
Albert Chandler Durr
Albert Chandler Durr of
High Springs, Florida passed
away on November 7, 2008 at
his residence. He was 72.
Mr. Durr was born in
Harrodsburg, Kentucky, then
moved to Homestead,. Florida
and then relocated to High
Springs 26 years ago. He was
a member of the Fort White
Church of Christ.
Survivors include his. wife,
Annetta Durr of High Springs;
one son, Roy Durr of Alachua,
Blackburn of High Springs and
Rita Kay Durr of Gainesville;
Flonda; two brothers, Leslie
Durr and Morris Dufr, both
of Harrodsburg. Kentucky;
three sisters. Beatrice.Gritton,
Melvina Cheatham and
Virginia Robertson, all of
Harrodsburg, Kentucky; and
Services were held at II
a.m. Saturday. November 15.
2008 at the Fort White Church
of Christ with Mr. John Futrell
Arrangements were under
the care of Evans-Cater Funeral
Home in High Springs.
Ruby Carter Ellis
Ruby Carter Ellis of High
Springs passed away at Shands
at the University of Florda on
November 12. 2008. She was
Born in Moultrie. Georgia
she had resided in High Springs
for the past 31 years, having
relocated from Beebe, Arizona.
Mrs. Ellis was a member of
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, B.F.
Ellis, and daughter, Frankie
Survivors include two
sons, Billy 'Key of Cocoa
Beach, Florida and David Ellis
of Cape Coral, Florida; three
daughters, Barbara Lovings
of Ocoee, Florida, Sharon
Baldwin of Ocala, Florida and
Brenda Herring of Gainesville,
Florida: one brother. Jim Carter
of Polk City. Florida: one
sister. Kay Sdhwin of Lithin.
Flonda: 23 grandchildren: 28
great-grandchildren; and 3
Services were held on
Saturday. November 15. 2008
at. 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant
Baptist Church with Rev.
Ralph Rodriguez officiating.
Burial followed at Nit. Pleasant
Visitation was held at
Evans-Carter Funeral Home,
High Springs on Friday
November 14. 2008 from 6-8
p m. Arrangements were in the
care of Evans-Carter Funeral
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In appreciation to Almighty God for the comfort you
sent our way. we thank you.
To each of you for showing that you. care, we wish
to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support
shown during the home going of our most precious loved
one. Sandra K. Bryant.
We thank you for your prayers, phone calls, flowers,
cards. visits, food, and all other expressions of.love.
May God richly keep and bless each of you.
Bryan't, Aaron and Porter Family
Continued from page Al
Speeding tickets a stronghold for department
Gainesville Police Department
(GPD) officer, a 32-year veteran
of police departments in the
northeast, and a Hawthorne
HPD Police Chief Jack
Donadio, 63, was a police chief
in Pennsylvania for eight years,
and he spent 24 years in a New
York police department before
"When I retired, Ijust wanted
to be a police officer," he said.
"I got tired of pencil pushing
and not being out on the streets
patrolling, so I applied for the
GPD. I ended up seeing an ad
in the paper for the Hawthorne
police chief position, which
said they wanted a police chief
who could still patrol while
also keeping his hands in the
administration. I knew it would
* be perfect for me."
Donadio said he knew he had
made the right decision to move
to Florida as soon as he stepped
foot in Hawthorne..
"It's a small community,
and all those fantasies you hear
about small towns are true," he
said. "Hawthorne is like a utopia
for me. All the people are nice
here not cold like the people up
north. We had our first' Christmas
inFlorida last year, and my wife
and I had the best holiday ever,
because we didn't have to deal
with the snow.
As Donadio settled into his
new home, he began his six-and-
a-half month stint in .the police
academy at Santa Fe College
(SFC) to learn Florida's laws.
"There is a world of
difference between laws in New
Jersey, Pennsylvania and New
York when compared to Florida
laws," he said. "So I really
needed that training.
Donadio earned the "top
shooter" award while at the,
academy as well as the top
physical fitness award for his age
"Not to toot my own horn,"
he said, "but our staffs obviously
ready and able to protect and
HPD officers patrol day
and night, though the small
staff prevents the department
from covering 24 hours a day.
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resources by. spreading out
between 6 a.m. and midnight,
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The department must also
rely on other area agencies to
help them send and receive
HPD has a contract with the
High Springs Police Department
(HSPD) in which the HSPD
records all the activities
of the HPD and handles
communications between the
HPD and the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office (ACSO).
Donadio said this relationship
exists because the costs
would be much higher if they
communicated directly with the
To receive leads about
activities in Hawthorne, HPD
officers monitor the ACSO
radio band. If a call comes in
concerning the city, officers are
able to respond quicker than
ACSO officers, Donadio said.
.Although the department has
made less than 1O arrests since its
creation, Donadio said they have
established a major foothold in
the area of speeding tickets.
"It's actually getting 'much
more difficult for us to give
.tickets, because we are getting
a reputation, which is good,"
Donadio said. "We don't want to
be looked at as a cash cow, but
we know writing tickets is part of
Hawthorne is not considered
a high-crime area, but Donadio
said he has noticed an influx of
burglaries throughout the city,
especially of metals such as-
copper and aluminum.
"That's why it's important for
us to establish our presence and
expand our department whenever
it's possible," he said. "I don't
think there are a lot of arrests to
be made in Hawthorne, but we
want to inake sure everyone feels
Even if the HPD is not busy
arresting felons and dealing with
hard criminals in the small city of
Hawthorne, Donadio said he still
has an impact on the community
"We get a lot of information
referral requests," he said. "But
what really gets me are the kids.
I just love it when I patrol certain
areas of the city and they jump
up and down squealing 'There's
the Hawthorne police! There's
the Hawthorne police!' That just
makes my day."
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Bruce Borders is from the
O'leno community and proudly
claims he is the only person in
the United States with riderless
horses honoring in his words,
"our great American heroes -
fire and rescue, law enforcement
and military." Last week
Borders attended the funeral
of William W. Irby with the
riderless horse, and shares his
thoughts and personal memories
"Mr. Irbywas afighterpilotin
World War II with the Army Air
Corps. He was a volunteer with
the Alachua Fire Department,
but the most cherished thing to
me is that he was my principal
in the sixth grade.
"It was an honor to be a part
of the funeral along with the
High Springs Fire and Rescue;
High Springs Police Department
and Chief of Police Jim Troiano.
I was honored to present the
American flag to Mrs. Irby
along with a wooden ruler
and an apple. I also presented
William Irby's son, Buddy Irby,
with an apple.
"Mr. Irby did a lot for our
community and.school system,
and Irby Elementary was
named in his honor. He was
the recipient of many awards in
recognition of his volunteerism.
He did extensive charitable
works for the Boy Scouts, and
especially the Lions Club,
which I remember especially for
helping Little Earl Gardner, a
local bum victim.
"One of Mr 'Irby's best
friends in the Lions Club. gave
$50 to the Standing- United
as Americans for Riderless
Horses. He' wanted to remain
anonymous. One of my major
sponsors since I started the
program in 1998, which I do
free, is Alachua County Clerk of
the Court Buddy Irby.
"This year's Alachua
Christmas Parade theme is Our
Hometown Heroes. Individuals
who are no longer with us,
but who will be remembered
and honored nonetheless, will
include Bob Hitchcock, World
War II veteran; Glynn Markham,
World War II and Korean War
veteran, whose father fought
in the Civil War; William Irby,
World War II veteran, member
of VFW and American Legion;
and Glenn Murray, Jr.; Vietnam
veteran and worked for the
Florida Highway Patrol for
30 years and Alachua Police
Department for seven years."
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Damell wants to give everyone an opportunity
to express their opinions in a safe environment,
Maynard said the Sheriff expects to receive
harsh criticism as well as constructive feedback,
so citizens should not be afraid to speak their
"It's very much an interactive meeting," he
said, "It's an open-ended conversation where
any and all questions are fair game, and we
fully understand that some people aren't going
to be happy. We want to do our best to improve
whatever we can, but we don't know what we
need to improve if nobody is telling us what is
Between 4 and 40 people have shown up to
her previous meetings, and the comments from
citizens have ranged from bus, stop safety to
burglary complaints, Maynard said.
"We take that as a good sign," Maynard said,
"because if nobody shows up, people obviously
don't have any problems. The day we get a packed
house and have 1,000 people, we might have a
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY ALACHUA COUNTY'S MOST WANTED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008 B 1
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Alachua County Jail -- by the numbers
The Alachua County Jail is
a 920 bed, 314,000 square foot
facility which incarcerates adult
male and female offenders who
are awaiting sentencing or who
have been sentenced to periods of
one year or less. The core facility
was completed in January 1994.
In 2007, two renovations
were completed which added 60
additional beds to the facility. This
raised the number of beds to 980;
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and, with a classification factor of
15 percent, the optimal number of
inmates to be housed is 833..
In addition, a 168-bed addition
is expected to be completed later
this year, which will increase the
total number of beds to 1,148; and,
after a classification factor of 15
percent, the optimum number of
inmates that can be housed after
the new construction will be 975.
Our average daily inmate
population hovers around 900.
That means we prepare (or the
inmates do, since they handle all
kitchen chores) 2,700 meals a day.
We also prepare 18,900 meals
a week and 982,800 meals in a
In addition, the inmates wash
30,000 pounds of pants, shirts,
sheets, towels and other linen in a
month or about 360,000 pounds in
Since January, the jail's
inmate work squads have saved
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county taxpayers more than
$75,000 performing a variety of
jobs from washing school buses,
clearing sites for the housing
authority, clearing brush at the
regional airport, filling sand bags
for natural disasters, painting and
cleaning for local municipalities.
In 2007, 16,986 inmates .were
booked into the county jail; 16,
371 were released from the jail;
and 1,060 people were logged in
as felony criminal registrants.
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5'6", 175 Ibs
6'1", 195 Ibs
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location of any of these wanted individuals,
please contact the Combined Communications
352-955-1818 or remain anonymous by calling
Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.
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B2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
Freely you have received
In the Gospel of Saint Lukel0:23-24, there are understand what their own predictions meant. But
two separate events presented. The second event they were better off than the other people of the
is one that is familiar the parable of the Good world, because they had the heavenly Grace of
Samaritan. This parable explains the meaning of God.
loving our neighbors and who we ought to think of Christ's Disciples were even more highly
as our neighbors.
But, focus on the first two verses of
And he turned him unto [his]
disciples, and said privately, Blessed
[are] the eyes which see the things
that ye see: For I tell you, that many
prophets and kings have desired to see
those things which ye see, and have not
seen [them]; and to hear those things
which ye hear, and have not heard
[them]. (Luke 10:23-24)
These two verses actually are at
the end of the account of Jesus sending THE VE
forth the Seventy and their return LE
with the report of their work to Him. All Sain
This was the spreading of the Gospel Church,
throughout the land of Judea. Christ A par
had commissioned the 70 to go by twos Christia
before Him into all the cities and towns C
that He would pass through, to see if
they would receive Him as He journeyed through
the land. If they were received into the city, they
were to remain at the house of the people who
accepted them and were to heal all those in the city
who were sick or were plagued by demons and to
spread the Gospel to the townspeople.
The earlier Jewish patriarchs and prophets
were privileged because they were given an insight
into the promise of a Messiah. They described his
person, his works and offices and yet, they didn't
EN. JOHN E.
ish of the
favored. They were permitted to
see the Son of God Himself, face
to face, not just through visions'and
prophecies, and they also witnessed
the miracles He performed. They
were fortunate to hear the lessons
which Christ taught daily to the
multitudes. And, rather than their
having to interpret the parables,
Jesus explained the lessons to them
Fully and in private. So you see, the
Disciples were very blessed to see
and hear all of these things which
kings and prophets had desired, but
had not been privileged to see or
Christians today are even more
privileged than the Disciples. How
can that be possible! They were in
the very presence of God incarnate!
Well, that was the problem.' How.
think of Jesus as the Savior of the
world, when they saw Him hungry and thirsty,
and without "a place to lay his head? Or, if after
seeing the miracles, they had some hope that the
Messiah would bring about a new Kingdom on
earth, how could they keep that hope after seeing
Christ seized, condemned, crucified and buried?
Even though He had told them repeatedly that
He would be put to a humiliating death, and shed
His blood in atonement for sin, they never could
actually comprehend what He meant.
To us, the Gospel is preached without the
Jewish prejudices or the Gentile way of life. We
see the whole plan, "The Big Picture," of God's
salvation in one entire view, as it was determined
between the Father and the Son, and put into effect
by the incarnation and death of the Lord Jesus, and
applied to the souls of men by the Holy Spirit. We
see all fulfilled in Christ and all the prophecies
accomplished. We behold the Person of Christ as
God and.man; His work, as obeying the Law and
enduring its penalties for us; His offices of King,
Priest, and Prophet; and, the office also of the Holy
Spirit, in giving us the salvation which the Lord
Jesus produced for all ofus. We have the advantage.
of seeing the establishment of the Redeemer's
kingdom throughout the Gentile world-we have
many advantages that the Disciples didn't have.
What a debt of gratitude we owe to Almighty
God, for the mercies we enjoy! The understanding
we have of salvation and the glory of God as
revealed in the Gospel is'the highest of privileges.
We must not be satisfied with just hearing the
Gospel message, we must embrace it with our
hearts, and it should be our life, our joy, our all.
We must work to share with others the blessings
we have received. We must spread the Good News
to everyone with whom we come in.contact. Let a
sense of gratitude to God stir us to impart to others
the blessings which we have received. "Freely you
have received; and freely you should give. Know
that, rather than diminishing our own blessings
by imparting them to others, the more richly we
distribute them the more abundantly will they flow
into our own souls.
loin us at these local events
-mMt. Horeb Baptist Church is holding a gospel
sing featuring the Southland Quartet on Nov. 22 at
7 p.m. Please bring a covered dish to share. Everyone
is welcome. The church is located on CR 340, one
mile west of Hwy. 47 in Gilchrist County. We will
have a great time worshipping the Lord.
mLaCrosse Baptist Church Fall Festival, Country
Store, Fish Fry Dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at
the LaCrosse Baptist Church. Fall Festival Activities
begin at 2 p.m. with booths, cake walk, face painting,
and hayrides fun for all ages. Country Store will be
open from 2-5 p.m. shop early for Christmas and get
Fried Fish Dinners will be available from 3-5
p.m. Cost of dinner is $6 (includes fish, cheese grits,
baked beans and bread). All proceeds are to benefit
the Building Fund.
Join us for a day of fun and fellowship and let us
share with you what God has in store for LaCrosse
Baptist Church and your Community!
* Hope Community.Baptist Church in Alachua holds
a Gospel Sing on the second Saturday of every month
through October at 7 p.m. Refreshments follow in
the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 13719
NW 146th Avenue, Alachua. Call 386-496-2851 for
EHare Krishna Temple Free feast every Sunday
at 4 p.m. The Temple is located three miles north of
Alachua on State Road 235,
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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
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
16916NWUS Hwy441, High Springs
First United Methodist
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 a.m.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m
Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
AC. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Sunday Services 4:15-7 p.m.: Lecture,
meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
feast Opentothepublic. (386)462-2017
Sunday Worship 10:30 AM
Pastor Leonard R.Traina (352)214-4462
Assembly of God
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
0 All aints Anglican CburtI
A parish ofthe Christian Episcopal Church
Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is upheld
*Where we kneelto pray
Where worshipful music is the standard
Where traditional liturgy is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
Where traditional values are taught
SWhere 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
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
Richard Stauffer, Pastor (386) 454-1255
HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAll Ages 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7p.m.
Pastor: CoriLewis (386)454-2930
New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services.
Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288
CENTERAND BIBLE COLLtEGE
Elder Cynthia Washington, Pastor
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m; Sundays Pastoral
Teaching 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship lla.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367 Cell: (386) 878-9568
C'hristian Life 'Fellowship
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry -All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.mWorship 10:30 a.m
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
IMPA Cr IN One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
* ...-.I ... i .b (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
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 6p.m.; Thesday: YSB 7p.m.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner
6 p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150th Avenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnightSr. *462-2549
GRACE CHURCH OF THE
210 SANTA FE BLVD/HWY 441,
HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 AM
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP 11 AM
S SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP 6 P.M
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP 7 P.M.
Pastors James Lawhun 386-454-9709
and Larry Haley 386-454-0720
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME! Come join us!
/ Service Times
S r Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
I Jy 1 (' Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
F A I C H U R C U H Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
-.Imtth ,rihof 386-454-1563
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G9d'S r 16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua
New St. Mary Missionary
13800 NE 158thAvenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & FAX (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.-st, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 a.m. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study
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)
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 11a.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.n.
Choir.Practice 8:15 p.m.
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Chsah in WesemAIachua County
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW15Avenue in
Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
Worship: Sunday 9 am. Nurseryprovided.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
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the Name ofCluist-Come hear the Docttines of Grace
Legacy baptist Church
u Sunday Services at II1 i I.IIIIi Women's
( luI, 2 I S. Main St., Alachua
Children's Sunday School 9:30 am
( rd lir rvice 10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pm
Pastor John Jernigan (386) 454-5529
Anglican Tradition "
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
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
ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CLASSIFIED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008 B3
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INVITATION TO BID
DEP FRDAP SID MARTIN
PARK, PHASE II &
DEP FRDAP COMMUNITY.
FRDAP PROJECT NO. A08096
FRDAP PROJECT NO. A08124
CITY OF WALDO, FLORIDA
Sealed BIDS will be received by
the City ol Waldo, Florida at the
office of the City Manager until
2:00 p.m. local time on December
19, 2008. Bids will be taken to
the Waldo Council Chambers
at the Yerkes Center at 14245
Cole Street, Waldo, immediately
following the submission deadline,
at which time and place they will
be publicly opened and read
The work consists of furnishing
all labor, materials, equipment,
incidentals and taxes for the
construction of park recreational
and recreational support
amenities at the City of Waldo
Sid Martin Park and Community
Improvements to Sid Martin Park
include the following: Construction
of a new concession building with
restrooms, and a new half-court
Improvements to Community
Center Park include the following:
Renovation of existing basketball
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
may be examined at the following
locations: Waldo City Hall,.14655
Kennard Street, Waldo, Florida
32694, (352) 468-1001, and
Mittauer & Associates, Inc.,
Consulting Engineers, 580-1
Wells Road, Orange Park, Florida
32073, (904) 278-0030.
Copies of the CONTRACT
DOCUMENTS may be obtained
at the offices of Mittauer &
Associates, Inc., (904)278-0030
upon payment of a non-refundable
charge of $70.00 for each set.
Only complete sets of plans and
specifications will be distributed.
The Owner reserves the right
to waive technical errors and
informalities and to reject any or
all bids. The City of Waldo is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
(Published: Alachua County
Today November 20, 2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
Notice is hereby given that
on 12/15/2008 at 9:00 am the
following vehicle (s) will be sold
at public auction for monies
owed on vehicle repairs and for
storage costs pursuant to Florida
Statutes, Section 713.585.
The lienor's name, address and
telephone number and auction
location are: Arachua County
Choppers, Inc 12801 N.W. US
Hwy 441 Alachua, FL 32615,
386-418-0111. Please note,
parties claiming interest have
a right to a hearing prior to the
date of sale with the Clerk of
the Court as reflected in the
notice. The owner has the right to
recover possession of the vehicle
without judicial proceedings
as pursuant to Florida Statute
Section 559.917. Any proceeds
recovered from the sale of the
vehicle over the amount of the lien
will be deposited with the Clerk
of the Court for disposition upon
(Alachua County Today -
Published: November 20, 2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
SHELBY'S TOWING gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles
on 12/01/2008, 08:00 am at 4625
NW 6th Street, GAINESVILLE,
FL 32635-8658, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. SHELBY'S TOWING
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.
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(Published: Alachua County
Today November 20, 2008)
CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the following Items will be
heard at a meeting held by the
City Commission of the City
of Hawthorne, Florida, at a
public hearing on December 2,
2008 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, City Hall located
at 6700 Southeast 221st Street,
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA,
RELATING TOAN AMENDMENT
OF TEN OR LESS ACRES-
OF LAND TO THE FUTURE
LAND USE PLAN MAP .OF
THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE
AS AMENDED, PURSUANT
TO AN APPLICATION BY
THE PROPERTY OWNERS,
UNDER THE AMENDMENT
IN SECTIONS 163.3161
FLORIDA STATUTES, AS
AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR
CHANGING THE LAND USE
TO COMMERCIAL OF
CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN
THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF
THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
ALL ORDINANCES IN,
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE
REZONING OF LESS THAN
TEN CONTIGUOUS ACRES
To Pl aceLSIID a
Call (386) 462-3355
Hours to place, correct or cancel ads:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
cl,: c ortinri.','alac hLatodao / coom
OF LAND, PURSUANT TO
AN APPLICATION BY THE
PROPERTY OWNER OF SAID
ACREAGE; AMENDING THE
OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS OF
THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE
FOR REZONING FROM
COUNTY AGRICULTURAL (A)
TO COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE
AND WAREHOUSING (CIW)
OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN
THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF
THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE
On the date, time and place
first above mentioned, all
interested persons may appear
and be heard with respect to the
proposed actions. All persons
are advised that, if they decide
to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public
hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that, for
such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. In
accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any persons
with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in
order to participate in this meeting
should call the City Clerk at (352)
481-2432 at least 48 hours prior
to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County
Today November 20, 2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AMENDMENT TO THE
CITY OF HAWTHORNE
The City of Hawthorne, Florida
proposes to amend the Capital
Improvements Element of the
Comprehensive Plan of the City of
Hawthorne. The City Commission
will consider the ordinance titled
as stated below at a meeting on
December 2, 2008, starting at
6:30 pm or as soon thereafter as
may be heard.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO UPDATING
THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
ELEMENT OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF
THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES
IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE
The public hearings may be
continued to one or more future
date. Any interested party shall
be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation
of the public hearings shall be
announced during the public
hearings and that no further
notice concerning the matters
will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six calendar
weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearings. At the
aforementioned public hearings,
all interested parties may appear
to be heard with respect to the
Copies of the amendments are
available for public inspection at
the Office of the City Manager,
City Hall, located at6700 Southeast
221st Street, Hawthorne, Florida
during regular business hours.
FOR INFORMATION CALL
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision
made at the above referenced
public hearings, they will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is
made, which record includesthe
testimony and evidence upon'
which the appeal is to be based.
(Published: Alachua CountyToday
-November 20, 2008)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CASE NO.: 01-2008-DR-4760
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
In the Matter of the Adoption of
Alachua County Today
P.O. Box 2135, Alachua, FL 32616
J. M. P. B., A Minor Child.
NOTICE OF ACTION; NOTICE
OF PETITION AND HEARING
TO TERMINATE PARENTAL
RIGHTS PENDING ADOPTION
TO: Michael Edelen, a Caucasian
male born December 26, 1977,
whose approximate height is 6'0"
with brown hair and brown eyes,
whose approximate weight is
not known, whose approximate
age is 39 and whose last known
address is 8921 SW 8th Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32607.
A petition to terminate parental
rights pending adoption has been
filed. There will be a hearing on the
petition to terminate parental rights
pending adoption on December
17, 2008 at 9:45 a.m. before The
Honorable James P. Nilon, Circuit
Court Judge, at the Alachua
County Courthouse, Courtroom
3D, 201 East University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32601. The
court has set aside 15 minutes
for this hearing.
UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FAILURE TO TIMELY FILE
A WRITTEN RESPONSE
TO THIS NOTICE AND THE
PETITION WITH THE COURT
OR TO APPEAR AT THIS
GROUND UPON WHICH
THE COURT SHALL END
ANY PARENTAL RIGHTS
YOU MAY HAVE ORASSERT
REGARDING THE MINOR
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition for Termination of
Parental Rights with regard to
a minor child born on or about
June 8, 1999 in Gainesville,
Alachua County, Florida was
filed in this Court on or about the
18th day of September, 2008,
and a hearing has been set on
December 17, 2008 at 9:45 a.m.
You are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it, on the Petitioners' attorney,
whose name and address is:
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B4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
CYNTHIA STUMP SWANSON,
2830 NW41st Street, Bldg. M
Gainesville, Florida 32606
and file an original with the Clerk
of the above styled Court on
or before December 17, 2008;
otherwise a judgment may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and said seal
of said Court on this 12th day of
J.K. "Buddy" Irby
Clerk of the Circuit Court
P.O. Box 600
Gainesville, FL 32602
BY: Is/ Erika Powell
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Persons
with p disability who need an
accommodation in order to
participate should call Jan Phillips,
ADA Coordinator, Alachua County
Courthouse, 201 E. University
Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601, at
(352) 337-6237, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of
this notice. If you are hearing
impaired call (800) 955-8771; If
you are voice impaired, call (800)
(Published: Alachua County
Today November 20 & 27, 2008
and December 4 & 11, 2008)
MiniMaxi Warehouses, in
accordance with the Florida
Self Storage Act, hereby notifies
that the following units are
scheduled for public auction, or
other disposal, on December 9,
2008 at 10:00 A.M. The Auction,
or other disposal, will be held at
MiniMaxi Warehouses, 2150 NE
31 Avenue, Gainesville, Florida
32609, 352-373-6294. The units
contain household goods and
W1-3 Zefnia Durham II
W2-44 Marvin Gamble
W2-46 Albert Barnes
W2-50 Shelton Robinson
W2-53 Cynthia Nordman
W6-01 Tisharold Pearson
W6-02 La Toya Davis
W6-06 Antonio Acosta
W6-14 Shannon Libby
W7-07 Natalie Edwards
(Published: Alachua County
Today November 20 and 27,
Notice is hereby given that on
11/28/08 at 1:00PM at Interstate
Mini Storage, 2707 SW 40th
Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32608,
352-371-0852 the undersigned,
Interstate Mini Storage will sell at
public sale by competitive bidding,
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned of:
UNIT-E-21 NICOLE ALOISIO
UNIT- 779 LEONA L. HOWELL
UNIT-215 LAURA HUDSON
UNIT-M-32 KEN ROLLINS/ MID
FLORIDA IRM INC.
UNIT-I-04 KENNETH C.
UNIT-N-13 EARL VAN BELK/
UNIT-343 MICHAEL MELROSE
INTERSTATE MINI STORAGE
2707 S.W. 40th BLVD.
GAINESVILLE FLORIDA 32608
(Published: Alachua County
Today November 13 and 20,
City of Hawthorne
Notice of Public Hearing
NOTICE is hereby given that the
City Commission of the City of
Hawthorne, Florida, intends to
hold a public hearing to consider
the following matters:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA
ADOPTING AN URBAN
TO THE REQUIREMENTS
OF THE ALACHUA COUNTY
ACT (CHAPTER 90-496, LAWS
OF FLORIDA) RELATING TO
TO THE BOUNDARIES OF
THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA, WHICH ARE
AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE
CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING
ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter
as possible, at its regular meeting
on the 2nd day of December,
2008, at City Hall, Hawthorne,
Florida. The agenda items may be
inspected by the public at City Hall,
6700 SE 221st street, Hawthorne,
Florida on any regular business
day between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Interested
parties may appear at the meeting
and be heard with respect to
the proposed amendments and
zoning. changes. Persons are
advised that, if they decide to
appeal any decision made at this
hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and, for
such purpose, they may need to
insure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based. For additional
information regarding this notice
contact the City Planner, at
(352) 481-2432. Persons with
disabilities needing assistance
to participate in any of these
proceedings should contact the
City Clerk 48 hours in advance of
the meeting at (352) 481-2432.
(Published: Alachua County
Today November 20, 2008)
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Continued from page B4
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Christmas Tree" as part of our Newspapers in Education program'.
The newspapers will be sent home with the students after the
project for the week is completed so that parents can share the
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Life on a Mississippi cotton farm is always hard. But it gets
worse when the Great Depression turns the land to dust. Mary Jo
Drake must decide between saving her tree or doing what's best
for her family.
But things change when.a stranger, using a bit of magic, gives
Mary Jo a chance to save "The Christmas Tree."
Every day Mary Jo and her family worked in the cotton fields.
Each day was the same. They got up early, ate breakfast and then
went to the fields to work. All their time was spent picking cotton,
eating sausage sandwiches for lunch, and going back to the house
just before dark.
When the family got home at night, Mary Jo and her mother
cooked supper while her father and her brothers did chores in the
yard and barn. After supper everyone washed up and went to bed.
When Mary Jo went to her room at night, she was too tired to do
anything but fall into bed. But each night before she fell asleep,
Mary Jo thought about the Christmas tree.
After four days of picking cotton, Mary Jo could see that much
of the field was now brown. Her father said those fields were
"clean." The white cotton that had once been there had been
picked and hauled to the gin in her father's big wagon.
On Friday the familygpicked cotton only until noon. Mary Jo's
father said they had all worked hard, so they would take time
off to do other work and even make a trip to town on Saturday.
With the sun high overhead, the family sat in the shade of the
wagon and ate their sausage sandwiches. Then they loaded their
sacks and their water can on the wagon and started for home.
As she rode across the fields, looking at the bare cotton stalks,
Mary Jo was proud of the work they had done. In another week,
school would open and she and her brothers would be back at
their desks. Any cotton left in the fields would be picked by her
parents. Then, in a few more days, it would be Christmas.
That's when Mary Jo 1- ughir again about the little tree in
the back yard.
Things to Think About and Do -
A. What do you think it was like for Mary Jo to pick cotton?
Write a short story, telling what you think it was like to
work hard like Mary Jo did.
B. Do you think Mary Jo should water the tree? What
could happen if she did? What would the family do if
the well ran dry?
As soon as the mules stopped in the yard, she jumped off the
wagon and hurried to see her tree. It stood bravely in the dry
parched ground, but its branches were limp. Mary Jo examined
the tree carefully and saw that one of its branches was starting
to turn brown.
Mary Jo '.',:,nderedi if she should bring water to the little tree. She
thought about that for a long time. Finally she decided it would
Snot be right to water the tree and make the well run dry. But,
deep in her heart, she wanted a tree for Christmas: There would
be no money to buy one, so if she didn't save her little tree, there
would not be one on Christmas morning.
Mary Jo walked to the house and found her father ..n ri .- front
porch talking to a stranger. Their conversation seemed very
serious. She had never seen the man before.
Where did he come from, she wondered. There was no car
or wagon in the yard.
Who was he? What did he want?
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B6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CLASSIFIED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
Single female, looking for
peaceful, neat & quite single
female roommate to share
large house in Alachua on 10
acres. With pool and parking. No
smoking and no pets. $150 per
week plus firsthand last week.
Available Nov. 3. Call for more
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Gated Turkey Creek duplex
apartment. 2BR/2BA. Double
garage, screened porch, brick.
$900/month. Call Ron Young at
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High Springs, waterfront 1 br
apt in quiet, safe area next to
river and state park with lovely
view of water. 500.00 month
mature individuals references,
call 352 318 4602, please leave
A achua 'Vir aspartment
1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments
Starting at $462/month
____ Call 386-462-5832
14000 NW 154 Ave., AlachuiS
"'Tis institution s an Equal Opportunit
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3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000!
Only $199/Mo! 5% down 15 years
@ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo!
For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
(2) three bdrm houses for rent-
avail 12/01/08-background and
credit check required-$50.00
non-refundable application fee.
3br/1 /2 bath, separate garage,
laundry Room, screened porch,
refrigerator, stove, double lot,
chain link fence. $895.00, lyr
lease + deposit. 386-454-3333
for appointment. High springs.
3 Bed, 2 Bath, plus office.
Located off 441 between High
Springs and Alachua. High
Springs Comm. School zoned.
Large master closet. $1250/mo.
4BD/2BA Split Plan on 5 park
like acres. 2,100+ sf. $1650/mo.
Freezer Chest Sears Coldspot
17.5 cu.ft. $100 (386)462-1807
"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE!"
...Manufacturer Direct at "ROCK
BOTTOM PRICES" 32x60x18
$11,995. 35x60x16 $14,285.
40x80x16 $20,995. 48x100x18
$27,495. 60x120x18 $44,900.
MANY OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
Seasoned Oak Firewood
1/2 Cord $65
1 Cord $125
Smaller quantities available.
First Strt Group, LC. PO Box 1990 Alahua, FL 32616
Jim Shaw: 352.665.8570 or Phil Hawley: 352.332.2600
Now AVAILABLE FREE
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Pride Lift Chair, small, beige
fabric, excellent condition $300.
Folding Transport Wheel Chair
$40. Three-Wheel Walker,
hand brakes & pouch $40.
Alachua Yard Sale
RTE 235-Pilot Forest, 12017 NW
164th Terrace wood stove, riding
mower, Christmas, man stuff,
clothes, infant car seats, etc. 8am
until ? Sat. & Sun. Nov. 22 & 23.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers, *Criminal
Justice. Job placement assistance.
Computer available. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call (866)858-2121,
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
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EXPERIENCE, PAID TRAINING,
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FLORIDA STATEWIDE 1000
Homes MUST BE SOLD!
Free Catalog (800)678-0517
Sat. Dec. 6.
Pancake breakfast 6:30 am-
8:30am Silent Auction begins
Gift Baskets, Art&Craft Items,
Forest Grove Christian Academy
Take 27/41 5 mi. N. of Newberry,
(or S. of High Springs) turn East
on NW 94th Ave. Go 1 mi. Look
for Forest Grove Baptist Church
Police Impounds for Salel 97
Honda Accord $400! 95 Acura
Integra $600!! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
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RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY
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Info www.ubcf.info FREE Towing,
Tax Deductible, Non-Runners
1,500 sq. ft.
$1,000 per month
Hwy 441 near Progress Corporate Park Alachua, FL
Get back to nature in Riverwalk of Adorable home with 3br/2ba Ready to Build your dream home
Fanning Springs. A beautiful gated with an open floor plan and Pergo in Columbia County's newest
community with clubhouse & pool. Ready to build your dream flooring in the kitchen. Large master exclusive subdivision- River Rise.
Enjoy trails that take you to Nature home? We have the perfect spot. bedroomwith large closets. Cozy & Great 5 acres close to entrance
Coast Greenway trail, the river & the This 2 acre riverfront lot is already efficient, located onawooded fenced with paved roads, conveniently
springs. This lot is tht perfect place to equipped with well and septic for lotright offHwy441 makes for easy located close to High Springs &
build your new home. ONLY $49,900 i tlo. lnOSE 59900 ':c: 1l Gair'\ ille $149.900. Takc Citvr 'S7.90
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3BR/2BA home in Oak Ridge of 3BR/2BA, granite counters, maple cabl-
High Springs has maple cabinets nets, stainless.appliances, wood floors,
in kitchen and bath. Front and rear Jacuzzi tub, and energy star cert. 6 acres
covered porchs, and is ready for of woods/ pastures great for horses.
..... .ei.. 1 '7.9f 0nn Priced for a QUICK SELL. $249.900.
Brand n w ~illon i Modl. Trt, Immfi .;alu .i u.: .-,,,.- R .e
4BR/2BA 1760 sq. ft. home has 4BPR/3BAAlmost3000sq ft.Famlyroom
on each level with great views of the river.
master bath w/tiled walk-in shower Multi-level dock with a floating section for
and large walk-in closet. Covered easy river access, Pontoon boat included.
front and rear porch. $217,500. Wooded lot, quiet location, a perfect river
front and rear porch. $217,500. hideaway. $249.900
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