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iMarch 30-31.2007

In office storage room

Inside today
Progress 2007 adds another 30
pages to today's newspaper,
showcasing the improvements and
developments this community has
witnessed, along with its good nature.
Extra copies are available at the
newspaper .office, if you wish to
introduce others to the community we
call home.

Drop everything
and read this
We want this newspaper to be the
very thing that makes both parents--
and children--drop everything and
Today's Progress edition should
provide ample reading for adults.
Inside today, however, is the first
installment of a new 13-part series of
the timeless children's classic, "The
Mouse and the Motorcycle" by Beverly
Cleary for our younger readers. It is
brought to you in promotion of Drop
Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day.
Families across America are asked
to find 30 minutes for reading together
on April 12, but we hope you'll find
other opportunities beginning today
and continuing every day.
If you likethe series, please let us
know. If you're a teacher and wish to
use it in your classroom, please do. A
teaching guide has been developed by
HarperCollins and includes
newspaper activities to go with each
chapter. Just call the newspaper office
(584-5513) for details on how to
access the guide.

The manager of a Steinhatchee The owi
business was arrested after the Sheriff's
company's owner discovered the Davis tha
man had converted a file storage
room into an indoor "greenhouse"
and was growing marijuana.
Shane Robb, 31, was charged
with manufacturing cannabis,
possession of more than 20 grams
of cannabis and possession of drug
equipment Friday, March 23.
The illegal growing activity
came to light when the company
owner, who does not live in Steinhatch
Steinhatchee, arrived to check on noticed t&
the business last Thursday. windows in

arrested fo

ner told Taylor County
Office (TCSO) Rusty
.t he had arrived in
VANaM103m .

covered with aluminum foil.
During a meeting with his
employees the next day, someone

More than a dozen plants were seized.

ee late at night and
iat one of the back
n his office building was

told the owner .that "the reason
some people covered their
windows with foil was because of

r grow
possibly growing cannabis," Davis
stated in a report.
When the owner asked what was
being stored in the room, an
employee told him that the
manager (Robb) had instructed
them not to enter the room, which
was kept locked- at all times (and
that the manager had the only key
to the room).
The owner then broke through
the lock, discovered the indoor
marijuana grow room and
immediately contacted authorities.
Arriving at the scene, Davis
interviewed the owner and



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employees; the manager was not at
the office at that time.
Some 52 grams of marijuana
were found in a container on the
suspect's desk, located in a
bedroom area that he slept in on
the premises.
Robb was contacted by the
owner and asked to return to the
office; Davis met the suspect on
the road back to the business and
advised him he needed to speak
with him.
Once back at the office, Robb
"-* Please see page 3

Rear tire blowout
A San Antonio, Texas, couple was injured when the rear tire on their Harley-Davidson motorcycle blew out, causing the bike to wreck near the Fenholloway
Bridge on Highway 27 Thursday morning. The owner of the bike was identified as Norman Collins; his wife's name was not known as of presstime. Collins was
transported to Doctors' Memorial Hospital for treatment and his wife was airlifted to an area trauma center. The couple was part of a small group of bikers
traveling through the area.

Fire danger on red alert

The wildfire danger is increasing
every day that goes by without rain
in North Florida.
April and May are typically the
driest months of the year and
combined with the recent high
temperatures, vegetation is dry and
ready to bumrn--and has prompted
the local Division of Forestry
(DOF) to raise the wildfire alert to
"During this spring dry spell,
wildfires can easily start from any

number of outdoor activities, so
everyone is urged to use extra
precautions," .said Carl McAfee,
wildfire mitigation specialist.
"Citizens are also asked to be
extremely careful with all outdoor
Forestry officials encourage
residents to enjoy the outdoors but
practice the following safety tips:
Find alternatives to outdoor
burning like mulching or curb-side

Know all local burning
Don't park on dry grass.
Soak bar-b-q coals before you
dump them.
Make sure campfires are cold
before you leave.
Dispose of cigarettes and
matches properly.
Report all wildfires.
Statewide, Florida has had 956
wildfires burning 65,731 acres
since Jan. 1.

The Perry District, including
Madison, Taylor, Lafayette and
Dixie counties, has had 45
wildfires burning 201 acres in the
2007 year," DOF District Manager
John Fish said.
"We have an average drought
index of 374 out of 800 maximum
with Dixie County being the
highest at 440," he noted. To
check the current drought index,
go on-line at http://flame.fldof.

A fire alert sign is posted
at Forest Capital Park.

This little puppy
waiting for you!

Capitol excursion: commissioners make the rounds

Meet your

match at


. The old dog was just a stray,
with nowhere to call home, when
he was picked by animal control
However, something in the
dog's personality struck a cord
with the handlers, who knew he
would make someone a great best
"We were unsure if he would
ever get adopted, but we kept
giving him chance after chance,"
Taylor County Animal Control
Coordinator Carrie Tucker said.
The gamble paid off and the dog
met his match--he now has
"wonderful home with an elderly
gentleman who adopted him from
the shelter."
This is just one of several
"-' Please see page 2

Staff writer
With the state legislative session
working its way through its fourth
week, several local representatives
made the trek to Tallahassee
Wednesday to voice their concerns
and priorities for Taylor County.
. Commission Chairman Malcolm
Page, commissioners Mark
Wiggins and Rudolph Parker,
along with County Administrator
Jack Brown, were in Tallahassee
all day Wednesday for the Florida
Association of Counties (FAC)
Legislative Day.
The big topic for the day was
property tax reforms with the
Florida Legislature mulling over
various proposals in the House,
Senate and from Gov. Charlie
Crist, but time was made for a
number of topics, including
funding requests for continued
improvements to the sewer system
in Steinhatchee.
During a lenwili:, morning
meeting, lobbyists for FAC
updated commissioners from
around the state about current bills
being considered. Topics of

interest ranged from increased
costs to county jails (resulting from
the Department of. Correction's
zero tolerance for those violating
parole) to the possible reductions

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in the transportation disadvantaged a funding cap on state and local
trust fund. affordable housing trust funds.
The commissioners were given a Currently the cap is set at $243
list of bills supported by FAC, million, but if removed the funding
including one that would eliminate levels would increase to $450-600
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(L to r) County Commissioner Mark Wiggins, Commissioner Rudolph Parker, County
Administrator Jack Brown, Representative Will Kendrick and Commission Chairman Malcolm
Page were among hundreds converging at the Tallahassee Capitol Wednesday during the annual
Legislative session.

million, FAC said.
Larry Naake, executive director
of the National Association of
Counties (NACo) was also present
to talk about issues in the U.S.
The three subjects he stressed to
commissioners were proposed cuts
to Medicaid, including the
percentage ,paid to
"disproportionate share" hospitals;
election reforms which would
require local governments to
purchase new voting equipment;
and reauthorizing the airport and
aviation program, which provides
federal funding to many
commercial and general aviation
airports in Florida.
It wasn't long, however, the
subject returned to property tax
reform, with FAC representatives
updating commissioners on the
latest proposals.
"We support reform, FAC
President Susan Latvala said. "We
support positive reform."
"They think we are somehow
capable of taking a $3 billion cut,"
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Save the date for
Children's Fun Festival!
Taylor County Early Childhood
Providers are hosting the annual
Children's Fun Festival Saturday,
April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at City
Park. The event will kick off Taylor
County Early Childhood Awareness
Week, April 22-28, and will promote
early childhood awareness in Taylor
Agencies and organizations that
serve young children and their
families will participate in the festival,
hosting booths that will include
information and services provided by
their organization.
Activities such as Go Fish, Face-
painting, Ring Toss, Hat-making,
Jewelry, Crazy Art, Beauty Nails, a
Duck Pond and more will be available
for children.
Complimentary snacks will be
provided. Pizza will sell for $1 a slice.
Festival admission is free.

Registration today begins
for LUt K&Q
Registration for the 2007 Florida
Forest Festival Little King & Queen
Pageant will begin today (Friday) and
continue through April 18.
Forms and information are
available at the festival office,
adjacent to the Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce. For more
information, call 584-TREE (8733).

Call before you dig
As part of the City of Perry's Gas
Pipeline Damage Prevention
Program, officials ask that residents
"call before you dig."
It is the responsibility of the person.
or individual in charge of the
excavation to call for line locations
before the excavating begins. You
must call Sunshine State One-Call of
Florida, Inc., at 1-800-432-4770. In
case of a gas pipeline emergency,
call 584-7940 (line open 24 hours a
day/seven day a week).

Sale benefits Relay
A garage sale benefitting Relay for
Life will be held Saturday, March 31,
at 170 East Center Street, starting at
8 a.m.
' Items for sale include furniture,
tools, collectibles, lawn and garden,
small appliances, toys and much

Special adoption rates will apply

Continued from page 1
successful adoption stories now
taking place at the shelter, which
will hold a ribbon cutting
ceremony and adopt-a-thon
Saturday, March 31, at its new
location on Maurice Linton Road
(across from Cashway).
The festivities begin at 10 a.m.
and continue until 2 p.m.
Special adoption rates will apply
and both local veterinarians, Dr.
Thomas Fletcher and Dr. Miles
Owens, will administer the first

round of vaccinations at no charge.
Pet owners who adopt from the
shelter will also receive a 30
percent discount for spay and
neuter services.
"Also, with every adoption,
Pedigree will donate a free one-
month's supply of dog food,"
Tucker said.
Adoptive "parents" will also
receive a goody bag filled with
food samples and coupons.
"We invite everyone to come out
and support the shelter. You don't
have to adopt a pet, but your
support and donations will be

greatly appreciated," Tucker said.
Power Country will have a live
remote at the shelter Saturday and
a number of items will be available
in a donation raffle, including
several gift certificates for local
restaurants, jewelry, books,
haircuts and much more.
"We will also have giveaways
for children, including coloring
pages," Tucker said.
Concessions will be available on
a donation basis.
All proceeds from the adopt-a-
thon will be used to purchase
equipment for the shelter, which is

in need of new cages for cats and
platforms for each kennel.
"We want to thank everyone who
has supported the shelter in the
past and for volunteering with us.
We appreciate your help in finding
all these little guys new homes,"
Officer Le'Etta Cruce said.
While the shelter will have a
number of puppies in all shapes,

sizes and breeds available for
adoption, it will also have a few
older dogs looking for homes,
including a male Corgie that is
housebroken, a young male
bulldog and several curr-hounds
with good dispositions.
The shelter also has solid white
cat that has one blue eye and one
brown eye.

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a Board Certified Hospice
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serve our communities assisting the patient's
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Jefferson County ~ John T. MacKay, M.D.
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Continued from page 1
FAC representative Sarah Bleakley
said. i:
Following the FAC meeting, the
Taylor delegation moved to the
Governor's Club for a Small
Counties Coalition luncheon
meeting, which included
commissioners from many nearby
counties in North Florida.
There too, the subject was often
on property taxes.
"I'm optimistic that we'll have a
happy ending," Rep. Aaron Bean
of Femandina Beach said.
After lunch, the commissioners
took a break to watch the House of
Representatives in action from the
gallery as they discussed
additional property insurance
reform. -
The last meeting of the day saw

Something on
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Letters must include a name and
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the Taylor delegation join with
commissioners from Dixie County
as well as representatives from the
Steinhatchee Water Association to
speak with Rep. Will Kendrick
about funding for the
organization's sewer project.
Kendrick pledged his support for
the funding, which includes
requests for pre-construction
money from Taylor County and for

construction money from Dixie
Although the local
representatives returned to Perry
Wednesday, the legislative session
will continue for several more
weeks, and it will be some
time before the various issues
will be decided, including the
ongoing debate on property tax

Happy 25th
to my love
Love always,

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Hey Sis',
Just thought we would wish you a
very Happy Birthday and many more
happy years. You know we have some
memories and this picture of me and
you on the horse. You wanted to be in
the saddle, but I was too
were mad about that. Don't feel bad,
Dennis got to get on one at Cook's
house and got dumped into a pile of
horse !! Ha!
God bless you on your
65th birthday, Sis.
We love you,
Libby, Carroll, Dennis & Ann

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Youth Worker/Pastors'
Saturday, March 31
9:00 am 1:00 pm
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A-3 Perry News-Herald March 30-31, 2007

Suspect said he built

grow room last year

Continued from page 1
admitted that the marijuana found
in the bedroom was his.
"However, he didn't mention
anything about the grow room.
When I questioned him about the
room, he became very nervous and
then admitted that he had built the
room himself more than a
year ago. He said he had not
tried to grow anymore (cannabis)
since last summer," Davis
Describing the scene, Davis said
"what he (Robb) had actually done
was build a room within a room.

The grow room was fashioned from large sheets of aluminum
own power source.

Bid cycle closes

No takers for city lots

The bid cycle for several
Jefferson Street lots owned, by the
city has closed and there were no
"We did not receive any bids for
the property. We had 10 or 12
requests for bid packets, but we
just never received any bids," City*
Manager Bob Brown recently told
the council.
"At this point, we are just going
to keep it on the market and see
what happens."
The land, which runs from
Spring Creek to the corner of
Jefferson Street and Willow, was

foil and was equipped with its

appraised at $170,000.
The council has stated its intent
to use proceeds from the land sale -,
* for ongoing neighborhood clean- 'ij '
up efforts.

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completely equipped with a
separate generator and power
source. He had a timing system
that controlled the temperature,
lights and water."
More than dozen plants--each
valued at around $1,000--were
found in the room.
Additional items seized from the
room included two electronic
timers, two large grow lamps, one
large grow lamp with power
source, three small fans, a large
roll of aluminum foil and several
plant grow liquids.
A book entitled "The Cannabis
Grow Bible" was found in Robb's

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23 years of service
Marshall Health and Rehabilitation Center congratulate Mrs. Simmie Miller for 23 years of
dedicated service as a Certified Nurse's Assistant. "We hope her life will bring her a
reflection of the kindness she's shown to others," said Administrator Rebekah Hatch. Miller,
center, is shown with Sue Love, director of nursing, and Hatch.

By Polly Waller
My adventures in butterfly
gardening began in 2005 when I
found myself with several raised
flowerbeds to tend. I really didn't
know what I was getting into,
when, on a whim, I decided to
dedicate the beds to the nectar rich
plants butterflies feed on. It
sounded nice and pretty and
visions of lush, exotic blooms and
swarms of butterflies began to
dance in my head. Little did I
know, I was opening up a can of
worms, or rather, a can of
Of course, I started my project
with a good book on the subject. A
copy of "Your Florida Guide to
Butterfly Gardening" was my
reference as I began to select
plants for the garden. Filled with
color photographs identifying
butterflies and plants, this edition
is geared toward the beginner.
According to the author, Jaret C.


Daniels, a successful butterfly
garden should include five
elements: nectar plants, larval host
plants, water, shelter and other
attractants (rotting fruit.) He
explains in detail how to achieve
these five points while also
informing the reader of the
-* Please see page 5

Polly Waller

New Arrival

Sarah Elizabeth Johns
Paul and Stacey (Chasteen) Johns announce the birth of their daughter,
Sarah Elizabeth, on Feb. 20, 2007, at 4:01 p.m. in Parrish Medical Center
in Titusville. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are the Joan Boyette and the late Ray Johns.The
baby's paternal great grandmother is Doris Wilson of Perry.
Maternal grandparents are Dave and Thelma Chasteen of Perry. The
baby's maternal great grandmother is Mildred Kelly .Barringer of
Sarah was welcomed home by two sisters, Hannah who is 9, and
Madelyn, who is 4.

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Perry Woman's Club featured

in Fla. Federation publication

The Perry Woman's Club (PWC) was featured in the
spring edition of Florida ClubWoman, the official
publication of the Florida Federation of Women's
Clubs (FFWC).
Fundraising success was highlighted in the article
with PWC President Doris Galinda-Lepoma reporting
$3000 of income from the Christmas Tour of Homes;
$900 from the Soup and Sandwich Luncheon; $2700
from birthday calendar sales; and $1000 from the
Valentine's "Heart to Heart" banquet.
The president also noted that the clubhouse had been

donated "rent free" to the Relay For Life and March of
Dimes fundraising efforts, as well as for Davita
Dialysis patients' Christmas party.
Scholarships, too, have been awarded: $500 to "a
deserving high school senior," $250 to a Taylor County
Jr. Miss contestant; $275 to the FFWC President's
Accompanying the article was a photograph of the
club president as well as treasurer, Barbara Bums, in
this year's walkathonn" with funds raised benefitting
the March of Dimes.

Who knew?

They were gluttonous little worms...

A-5 Perry News-Herald March 30-31, 2007

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butterfly's life cycle. It's good solid
information in an easy to use
I followed Mr. Daniels' advice
and 6vas fairly successful. Most of
the plants thrived and swarms of
butterflies danced in the sun above
the garden. I identified them with
the book and began a journal of the
different varieties visiting. The
skippers and black swallowtails
seemed to like the lantana,

coneflowers and butterfly bush.
The monarchs and queens enjoyed
the milkweed and the fall
marigolds were fodder for every
butterfly traveling down Byron
Butler Parkway. I was pleased and
took joy in watching the "flying
But what Mr. baniels did not
warn me about, and I think he
should have, was the voracious
appetite of the caterpillar. They are
eating machines. I invited them
into the garden to partake of the
buffet and they trashed the place!

Flowers they left, but entire dill
and fennel plants would disappear
overnight. In the fall, mornings
would find the milkweed with only
a stem left, all the leaves chomped
up by the monarch caterpillars. I
was indignant, but in the end, I
gave in and accepted the
herbaceous carnage.
Because the gluttonous little
worms eventually turn into
butterflies and that's a creature you
can't stay mad at long.
While my adventures began with
a book, there's nothing like hands-

on advice from an expert when it
comes to gardening. Perry is lucky
to have a resident butterfly expert
in Mr. Johnny Kelvo. Johnny has
been studying butterflies and
native plants for most of his life
and is always happy to give first
rate advice and insight on
providing a healthy butterfly
habitat. Also, Debbie down at
Blooms of Greenbriar is a good
source for plants and knowledge
when it comes to varieties fit for
our climate. Sorry Mr. Daniels, I
needed help with this one.

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Keaton Beach
fishing Report

Warm days improve fishing 'M

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The fishing has really picked up
with the weather and although the
trout are not wide open, they are
biting and warming up with the
The following folks got into
fish this week
Grouper report first! Wednesday
Trystan Singletary, Eric Woods,
Cole Raulerson, JD and Tyler
High of Perry had 10 grouper
while bottom fishing with dead
bait in 65 feet of water, then went
to the reef and pulled 60
Freddie and Preston Daniels,
with S.haron and December Webb,
fished three days to bring in 12
grouper and 127 sheepshead! This
crew caught their grouper trolling
Mann's Stretch Thirty plus plugs
in 60 feet of water.
Tommy Johnson and Terry
Ernst fished the Git-R-Wet and
: slung five grouper on the deck
using squid in 60 feet of water.
Hulon and Terry Fletcher had
their limit of grouper trolling
Mann's Stretch Thirty plus plugs
in 50 to 60 feet of water. Their
largest was over 30 inches long
and weighed 16.4 pounds.
Chris Newsom and Todd
Armstrong of Valdosta, Ga.,
fished dead bait on the bottom and
landed their limit of grouper
including a 14.5 pound gaga.
Burt Hunter and Brenda Fletcher
of Valdosta used dead shrimp to
land 43 sheepshead from the St.
reef Friday.
Tony, Austin and Kasey Odom
with Regina Williams, all of
Madison, had eight sheepshead
Jack Carrol, Dean Baker, Lonnie
Woodall and Frank Sheffield, all
of Valdosta, while fishing on "Sea
Dog" had a limit of grouper with
one right at 15 pounds to top off

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A-6 Perry News-Herald March 30-31, 2007

Double header here Saturday

'Dogs fall to 4-13

with loss to Mayo
The -Taylor County High Derek Miller started the game
baseball team fell to 4-13 on the giving up five rugs on six hits.
year following a 7-2 loss to Brandon Mock came on in the
Lafayette County here Tuesday. fourth giving up two runs on two
Despite having leadoff batters hits.

on in six of the seven innings, the
Bulldogs could not capitilize.
Josiah Anderson led the 'Dogs at
the plate with two hits while Josh
Gilbreath, Ethan Young and
. Kendall Thompson chipped in
with one hit each.

Taylor County plays host to
North Florida Christian Saturday
in the second half of a double
header. The jayvee team will play.
at 11 a.m. with the varsity teams
slated to start at 1 p.m.

Tide Tables

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the cooler.
Toby, Jason, Bobby and Kit
Wilkes of Moultrie, Ga., trolled
up 10 grouper from 65 -75 feet of
water also on Friday.
Mike Kogan and Rob
Robertson, both members of
www.jaxkayakfishing came down
for two days of fantastic trout
fishing in Dallus Creek. On
Thursday they picked up their
limit of trout and then proceeded
to catch anothe-r65 on live shrimp
jut for fun. Jeff Suber of joined them on
Friday and he caught nine trout on
Mirrolure STTR and DOA shrimp
under a Cajun Thunder popping
cork. Mike and Rob caught
another 85 trout keeping their
limit of five a piece. The biggest
trout measured 24 inches. Jeff
also caught one small flounder on
a Salt Water Assassin in white
with a red Saltwater Assassin Jig-
Five-year-old Taylor Rowan
caught a 23-inch trout on Berkley
Gulp shrimp. Taylor is. from
Valdosta. WAY TO GO Taylor!
Jim Newsom of Starke fished,
with Bob Blalock of Keaton Beach
and they got a limit of trout
fishing with live shrimp in three
feet of water.
Ken and Susan Arnold of Cairo
had their limit of trout fishing
with Berkley Gulp new penny
shrimp in three feet of water.
Jody and Laura Hart of Moultrie
had their limit of trout fishing
Bite-A-Bait fighter plugs in three
feet of water Friday.
John Martin of Valdosta won
the first place trout in the Relay
for Life Tourney this past
Saturday fishing with a Bite-A-
Bait fighter plug. John also landed
a 6.57-pound redfish with the
same plug and got second place in
the redfish division.
Congraiulalions. John!

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Now 8-2-1 on year

Jayvee avenges Mayo loss

The Taylor County High junior
.varsity baseball team avenged an
earlier loss to Lafayette County
here Tuesday with a 8-7 victory.
Bulldog third baseman Tony
Southerland led the team at the
plate with two hits including a
double in the final inning to drive
in the winning run. ,

Colby Murphy also had two
hits and drove in three runs and
Stuart Ely drove in two runs with
two hits. i
Charlie Johnson started the
game pitching four innings and
Wil Joiner came on in relief to
earn the win.
The victorN improved the.

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Bulldogs' record to 8-2-1 on the
year. They were scheduled to travel
to Suwannee on Thursday before
entertaining North Florida
Christian on Saturday at 11 a.m.
in the first half of a double header.
Varsity squads from the two
schools will play the second

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Happy Birthday

We wish you a
Happy Birthday whether
you're near or far. We
know you're having a
blast on your birthday.
Just wishing you'll enjoy
this day. We think of
you every day with
warmth in our hearts.
Much love.

Happy Birthday "VOT"
RIP March 31, 1983

Sitting here
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remember al
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we all shared
Love you



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I am sending birthday wishes
from for across the riles
tied with lace and ribbons
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Also hugs and kisses ,.
wrapped in special prayers
happiness and laughter
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Wishing you worm sunshine
each day when you awake
peace within and harmony '
with every step you take
As you drift off in slumber
and nestle upon the clouds
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from way across the miles
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Floyd Chewning, with a little help from friend Claudia
Higbe, both from Jacksonville, caught this 70-pound Cobia
in a 14' boat off Keaton Beach using live mud minnow in three
to four feet of water.



A-7 Perry News-Herald March 30-31, 2007

Holy First United

k Methodist Church

Monday 6:45 am Rev. Gary Gossett Quartet from First United
Breakfast April 2 7:05 am Living Water Worship Center Methodist Church
Wesleyan Church
Tuesday April 3 6:45 am Rev. Chester Demps Christian Tabernacle
Breakfast 7:05 am Christian Tabernacle
Wednesday 6:45 am Msgr. C. Slade Crawford St. James Episcopal Church Choir
Breakfast April 4 7:05 am Catholic Church of the Debbie Gilbert, Choir Director
Immaculate Conception
Thursday April 5 6:45 am Rev. Larry Neal First Presbyterian Choir
Breakfast 7:05 am First Presbyterian Church Aimee Roberts, Choir Director
SPECIAL **A special invitation to those
MAUNDY R April 5 7:00 pm who would like to join us for
THURSDAY 7:00 pm First United Methodist Church Maundy Thursday
Friday 6:45 am Rev. Eddie Blalock First Baptist Church
Breakfast April 16 7:05 am First Baptist Church Sarah Sue Grambling, Choir Director

Episcopals set Holy Week services

Spring revival ends
with Homecoming
Perry First Church of God on
Highway.221 North will continue
the evening services of its Spring
Revival through Saturday, March
31, with worship nightly at 7. The
last revival service will be Sunday,
April 1, at 11 a.m. and will include
the church's observance of
A lunch will be shared following
this service, and everyone is
invited to attend.

St. James announces
Holy Week services
For Palm Sunday, the Holy
Eucharist will be at 10 a.m.
The Maundy Thursday service,
including the Stripping of the
Altar, will be held at 6:30 p.m. -
A 12 noon worship service is
planned for Good Friday.
'Easter services with special
music begin at 10 a.m.
Father Vernon Douglas will be
the celebrant at all services.
Need prayer? -
Pastor Jon Edmisten encourages
anyone needing prayer to contact
him at 672-0985, and to join the
congregation of Charity Baptist
Church on Sundays at 580 E.
Highway 27. Sunday School
begins at 10 a.m. with worship
following at 11 a.m. In the

evening, Patch the Pirate meets at
5 p.m. with kids ages 4-13, and
worship follows at 6.
Wednesday Bible study begins
at 7 p.m. "Visitors are welcome,"
he said.

Ox tail dinner set
for Saturday
New Beginnings Church will
hold a yard sale and old-fashioned
ox tail dinner on Saturday, March
31, on 98 West in the old Crab
The yard sale begins at 8 a.m.;
lunch will- be served, beginning at
11 a.m, (Dinners will include ox
tails and rice, greens or peas, cake
or pie, and a drink.)

Youth worker/pastor's
seminar Saturday
A Youth Worker/Pastor's
Seminar will be held at the Taylor
Baptist Association Office on
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
with lunch provided.
Guest speaker will be Dan
Phillips, pastor of First Baptist
Church in Umatilla ad author oT a
youth worker's handbook for the
Georgia Southern Baptist
The fish will fry tonight!
Don't forget the youth group fish
fry tonight at the Catholic Parish
Hall Friday, March 30, from 5 until


Sunday Worship Services ,
9:30 am Sunday School e e
10:45 am Morning Worship Wednesday
6:00 pm Evening Worship Discipleship Training 6:00 pm
8:00 pm Adult Choir Practice Programs & Bible Study for all ages!
Bring the Whole Family
Calvary Baptist Youth meet each Monday Night 6:00 pm.
All area youth are invited.

Ash Street *

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 10:45 a.m.

Sunday Evening
Wed. Bible Class

6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

Visitors Welcome
Church Ph: 584-6155 Carl Desmartin: 223-3210

rry First Chf fch of God
,- ..Sunday School 10:00 10:45
Worship Service 11:00 12:00
4 Children's Church 11:00 -12:00
Sunday Night
,L,^ Prayer Group 6:00 6:45
.Choir Practice 6:00 6:45
Nursery provided with adult supervision 9:45-12:00 Sunday Service 7:00 8:00
Mike Hicks, pastor Wednesday Night
Youth Group 6:00 7:30
1915 N. US 221 (850) 584-7992 Study Group 7:00,

Happy Birthday
April 1, 1929 Jan. 19. 2005 .
Mother, it's hard to believe
God called you home two
years ago. Your memories
will always be new in our '
hearts and mind.
We continue to depend on your gu
support, but most of all your
We love and miss you,
Your Kids, Grands & Great Gra

dance and

8 p.m. Proceeds benefit youth

Homecoming at Mt.
Carmel Baptist Church
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will
observe Homecoming on Sunday,
April 1, at 10:30 a.m. with lunch
following at the church. Pastor
Billy Gipson invites everyone to

Spiritual Airs to
perform here
The Spiritual Airs of Madison
will perform at St. Peter's
Primitive Baptist Church on
Saturday, March 31, at 5 p.m.
Everyone is invited.

Churches are

SL J Johns Christian
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
S*o tliwi bip 11:00 a.m. StudylPrayer Meeting
Nursery and Children's Ministry' Proviided
(.Ica .at t e intersection of Puckett Rd and Golf Course Rd.)
S. ". Mark McElfresh, pastor 584-7251

set for Easter rFirst United Methodist Church>

The second Sunday in April is
Easter and most churches will be
having their Easter programs on
that Sunday afternmpon.'
The City Wide Mission will
meet on Sunday, April 1, at 2:30
p.m. at New Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church. President Helen
Smith will be presiding and asking
all societies to be present and on
The many, many, friends of the
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Open Hearts Open Minds & Open Doors
"The People of the United Methodist Church"

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302 N. Jefferson St. Perry, Fl. (850) 584-3028 fax (850) 223-2460
Matt Wallis, pastor nursery provided Email f

Sac. 6 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
: CCD & Adult Educartion Classes
"- Sunday 9:00 a.m.
4.,.. on Butler Pkwy. 584-3169
i"'. 'nlade Crawford, Pastor

Eternal Life
"The wages of sin is death, But the gift of
God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our
Lord." Rom 6:23
For more information please contact
Lakeside Baptist Church
"A Place to Call Home"

Sunday Services
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
6:00 p.m. Discipleship Training
7:00 p.m. Evening Worship

Wednesday Services
6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting
Mission Activities
Hwy. 27 584-5688
Steven Ruff, pastor

In Loving
Memory of




Happy., Hap
-Birthday ,

"Pooh Bear"

April 2, 2007

It broke our
hearts to lose you,
but you did not
go alone, for part
of us went with
you the day
God called you

We love you now
and forever.
Happy 80th
March 28, 2007
Your daughter
Marva Edwards
Grandson, Great Grands
& Great Great

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A-8 Perry News-Herald March 30-31, 2007


Susie Lee Brown Smith
Susie Lee Brown Smith died
Sunday, March 25, 2007. She was
She was born Nov. 17, 1906, in
Rodman (Fla.), to Charlie and Lula
Brown. A longtime educator, she
received an Associate of Arts
degree from Florida Normal
College; she earned a bachelor's
degree from Florida A&M College
and later a master's degree from
Florida A&M University.
Her first teaching assignment
was at the Pine Camp Turpentine
Still community. She later taught
Susie Lee Brown Smith in Lake Bird and at Jerkins High

100 Men in Black 'spirit-filled'

Continued from page 7
city wish to express their deepest
heartfelt sympathy to the sisters,
neices, nephews, grandchildren,
great grandchildren, other
relatives and the many sorrowing
friends in the loss of their loved
one Mrs. Susie Lee Smith, who
passed away at her home on
March 25.
May we say, "servant of God,
well done, rest! Because you are
another soldier that has gone to get
a great reward, because you have
kept the faith and now gone home
to God to rest." We love you so
much but we could not keep you
any longer, "farewell."
Say a prayer for the shut-in and
visit those in the nursing home,
family and friends.
Mrs. Susie Lee Smith's funeral
services will be Saturday, March
31, at 1 p.m. at Stewart Memorial
A.M.E. Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stadman,
Mrs. Viola J. Woodfaulk and Mrs.
Gloria Jean Ratliff motored to
Jacksonville to attend the funeral
services of their relative held there
at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 24.
They arrived back home Saturday

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Mrs. Verdie (Kitty) Dobson,
was admitted to the Doctors'
Memorial Hospital, Sunday,
March 25.
Everyone that attended the 100
Men in Black working for Christ,
held at New Brooklyn Missionary
Baptist Church, Sunday March 25
beginning at 3:30 p.m. enjoyed the
spirit-filled occasion and the
powerful message delivered by the
Rev. Derrick Davis, pastor of Light
House M.B. Church in

She retired from a teaching
position with the Gadsden County
School Board in 1970 after 'serving
more than 41 years as an educator.
Smith, along with her husband,
then taught Adult Basic Education
classes at Taylor Technical
Institute. In later years, she was
employed with Taylor County
Senior Services.
She joined the former St. Paul
A.M.E. Church (now Stewart
Memorial A.M.E. Church) in 1922
and remained an active member
until her death. Throughout her
membership, Smith served in the
capacity as trustee, steward,
missionary, choir member, Sunday
School teacher and deaconess.
She was a past president of
Pallbearer Lodge #6, a member of
District #1 and treasurer of the
banking committee.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Charlie and Lula
Brown; her husband, Home James
Smith; and her son, Homer Gerald
Survivors include her sister,
Ernestine Parlor of Perry; four
grandchildren; six great
grandchildren and a host of nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m., at
Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church.

Willie James Hall
Willie James Hall, 51, of Perry,
died March 21, 2007, at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include: his wife,
Karen Hall of Tallahassee;
children, Angela Jackson of Mayo,
Chermaine King, Pearl Williams,
Michael Hall, Kahorro Hall and
Jonah Hall, all of Tallahassee; his
mother, Bertha Turner of Mayo;
sisters, Mary Rivers of Sarasota,
Margaret Thomas of Mayo, and
Shirley Hall, Clara Hall, Gennice
Miller and Margarite Stewart, all
of Perry; a brother, John Hall Jr. of
Tallahassee; four grandchildren;
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at
Antioch M.B. Church Elder Joe
Clark officiating.
Family members will receive
friends today, March 30, from 4
until 8 p.m. at Evans/Walker
Funeral Home, which is in charge
of arrangements.
Rex Jr. Bratcher
Rex Jr. Bratcher, 60, died March
25; 2007, in Perry.
Mr. Bratcher was a native of
Conway, Ark., and the son of the
late Carthael Bratcher and Louise
(Alford) Bratcher. Mr. Bratcher
had lived in Perry for the past eight

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Waters Worship Center. He worked
as a civil superintendent with Fluor
Daniels Company for 37 years.
Survivors include: his wife of 26
years, Linda Bratcher of Perry;
three daughters, Michelle Haner of
Greenbrier, Ark., Veronica
Bratcher of Mobile, Ala., and
Andrea Flowers of Perry; two
brothers, Gene Bratcher and Chuck
Bratcher, both of McRae, Ark.,

one sister, Shelia Larue of
Dallas Texas; and five
Graveside services were held
Thursday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at
Pisgah Cemetery with the Rev.
Dennis Howell and the Rev. Garry
Gossett officiating.
Family members received
friends Wednesday, March 28,
from 3 until 5 p.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home.

Cards of Thanks

The family of Fred Redding Jr.
would like to say thank you to
those who loved and remembered
him and his family during this
difficult time. May God bless you.
Donna Redding Knight, Russ
Knight, Will Knight, Claire Knight
and Catherine Redding

You may have touched our
hands or had a wonderful word
that touched our hearts or sent food
or flowers or beautiful cards, but
most of all were your prayers and

presence at the loss of our mother,
grandmother, great grandmother,
great great grandmother and aunt,
but all 82 descendants of Elsie B.
Padgett wish to thank you for
every kind thing you did. Words
cannot express how much it meant
to all of us.
Joan Hathcock and Family,
Geraldine and Carl Leggett and
Family, Claudine and Joel Yon
and Family, Tommie Jean and
Mike Corbin and Family, Phil and
Marica Bratcher and Family,
Bernice Alford and Family, Mr.
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along with Curves employee Kyla Martin and owner/manager Jennifer Freeman.The food was
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Members of the Roseheads, Perry's
original chapter of the Red Hat Society,
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their Relay for Life team.
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Bird Festival
The Pinewoods Bird Festival will be held April 13-15 at Pebble Hill Plantation in
iThomasville, Ga. The three-day festival will offer field trips, tours, workshops,
demonstrations and more. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. The field
trips, scheduled for all three days of the festival, require pre-registration and some have an
extra cost. For more information on field trips, contact Lisa Baggett at or 850-
893-4153 ext. 241. Special evening receptions will be held at the Pebble Hill Plantation
main house featuring bird artwork by Audubon and Sutton. For more information about the
:festival, visit or

At Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center

Smiley to bring the laughs

Tickets are still available for
tonight's appearance at the
Tallahassee/Leon County Civic
,Center by Rickey Smiley and
Smiley is the host of BET's
popular nightly comedy showcase,
"ComicView." The show is among

the network's highest rated
programs, and has been a
launching pad for numerous
superstars of conmed~, such as
''Cedrnc- 'The EntcriirtIer "anJ'DL
Smiley first took the stage at an
amateur comedy night at The

Rickey Smiley and friends will perform tonight at the
Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center.

Comedy Club in his hometown of
Birmingham, Ala. From there it
was on to the big leagues touring
-!he__ c unir' __ _.ith such acts as
George Wallace, \Vill Duoening.
Dottie Peoples and Najee. His
television appearances include
Showtime at The Apollo, HBO's
Def Comedy Jam and Snaps, The
Nashville Network, Uptown
Comedy Club and Comic Escape.
Smiley takes everyday situations
and turns them into everyday
humor. He does it all with the help
of a few good imaginary friends,
including 90-year-old church lady,
Ms. Bernice Jenkins, along with
Lil Daryl, a character that gained
much notoriety on BET's "Live
from L.A."
He is a 1992 graduate of
Alabama State University, where
he earned a Bachelor's degree in
Establishing himself as a clean
comic, his "down home" southern
humor has made him a favorite in
the nation's top clubs.
Although he is known for his
"Southern" humor, Rickey Smiley
has also played to sold-out crowds
at Madison Square Garden, The
Universal Amphitheater and the
Lincoln Center.
For more information or to buy
tickets, visit or

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Sunday, May 6
Tallahassee Artist Series
The San Francisco Saxaphone Quartet
Opperman Music Hall

Saturday, May 12
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
"POPS in the City!"
Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU
March 22-24, 28-31
FSU School of Theatre
"New Horizons:
Original Works Festival"
Featuring plays written by students.
FSU Lab Theatre

Tallahassee Broadway Series
Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center
May 4-6
The Tallahassee Ballet
"Alice in Wonderland"
Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU
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Friday, March 30
Rickey Smiley and Friends
Comedy Show
Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center
Wanee Festival 2007
Headliners include: Allman Brothers
Band and Derek Trucks Band
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Pinewoods Bird Festival
Field trips, tours, workshops,
demonstrations and more.
Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Ga.

Paralounge Drum Gathering
Promoting multicultural interaction
with rhythmic expression.
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Growing up in the late 1980s and early 90s, "Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles" was a big part of my childhood.
Although I never read the comics--I really wasn't into
comics at the time--I watched the cartoon religiously. I
knew the theme song by heart (I still know most of the
words) and all the catch phrases. I wanted my own
nunchucks or a pair of sai. I knew what sai were.
When the live-action movie version of the show hit
theaters in 1990, it was surprisingly good with the
puppetry produced by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. I
dare you to tell me what could be better than man-sized
turtles fighting street thugs and ninjas in New York City?
Following that movie's success, a second one
followed and was a fun ride as well. The third film...
well, we try to forget that one. They can't all be good,.
can they?
If you're familiar at all with these titles, or the new
cartoon that began airing on Fox in 2003, you know the'
turtles' story. If not,
here's a quick sum
up. ,
Four turtles are *
mutated by a strange -
chemical into
humanoid form, ,
along, with a rat
named' Splinter. In
some versions,
Splinter is a human
who was mutated
into a rat. Either
way, Splinter raises
the turtles as his
children and teaches
them the ways of the
ninja. The four
brothers are named
after famous artists.
Leonardo: The
leader of the turtles ',
he wears a blue
mask and wields a
pair of swords.
Raphael: He is
aggressive and the
most impulsive. He
wears a red mask
and wields a pair of
Michelangelo: He
is the most easy- 0
going of the brothers
and also the
funniest. He wears
an orange mask and __ __
wields a pair of --
Donatello: He is an inventor and tech guru. He wears
a purple mask and wields the bo.
Stay with me. It's something that only the 1980s could
have born, but it was fun.
When I heard they were making a new "Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, simply titled "TMNT" and
done in computer-generated animation, I was less than
I was afraid they were going to be messing with one
of my favorite childhood fandoms (even more than they
did with the third movie).
.After seeing this latest incarnation of the Turtles,
however, I can say it is a great success.
"TMNT" takes place after the movies. Although you
don't need a lot of back story to figure out what's going
on, writer/director Kevin. Munroe doesn't waste time
telling viewers any of it. The movie expects you to know
how the turtles became who they are as well as their
allies, ex-reporter, April O'Neil and vigilante crime-
fighter Casey Jones.
The narrator (Laurence Fishbume) fills viewers in that
Shredder--the turtles' arch-nemesis--has been defeated
as seen in the earlier movies and Leonardo subsequently

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left New York City to train. Fishburne also lets us in on
an ancient legend of a warlord trying to conquer the
world and how he unleashed a series of monsters into
the world.
By the time the film begins, Leonardo has been
missing for about a year. His three brothers, left to their
own devices, have given up fighting crime and now hold
part-time jobs. I won't spoil what they are, but it
provides several hilarious moments.
Everything about "TMNT" worked for me. The
animation is beautiful and really shows that second-tier
studios (i.e. not Pixar) can pull off amazing work. The
facial expressions on the turtles allowed them to show
emotions without speaking at times, hard to pull off with
animation. The action scenes are fun and even the
monsters are believable to a point.
The voice acting is great and I fell into the characters
very quickly. The turtles' voices are close to their old
ones and weren't
jarring at all.
Splinter's voice
took a bit more
time to get used to,
but Mako, the
prolific Japanese
actor, did an
admirable job.
Mako died of
cancer only a day
after it was
announced he was
providing the
voice, making
"TMNT" the last
film in his lengthy
Sarah Michelle
Geller voiced April,,
,affd ...thankfully
didn't become an
animated version
of "Buffy: The
Vampire Slayer" in
the process.
Patrick Stewart's
voice was simply
incredible as the
villain Max
The story also
held up well.
Munroe's main
plot, involving
monsters and
ancient curses,
could have easily
become a total mess. Instead, by staying true to the
characters and the world they inhabit, he was able to
create an engaging story with great action and humor.
More so than the main conflict, Munroe's script shows
the turtles being what they really are, brothers. The
infighting, especially between Leonardo and Raphael, is
a great side story and culminates in a roof-top scene that
gave me goose bumps.
As I was sitting in the theater, watching the trailers
before the movie started, the teaser for the upcoming
"Underdog" movie was shown. It reminded me of how
bad movie adaptations can be and only added to my
apprehension about the film. There's a long line of
adaptations that have butchered the original product to
unrecognizable sludge.
Thankfully, "TMNT" proved to be the exception. It is
a fun film for fans of any incarnation of the turtles as
well as anyone new to the crimefighting brothers.
The movie is rated PG.
"TMNT" did surprisingly well at the box office last
weekend, almost assuring fans that follow-up movies
are on the way. Munroe has stated that he has plans for
a trilogy. To that I can only say, "Cowabunga!"

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March 30, !972

Mrs. Grace Gibson, wife of the
late Senator L.P. Gibson, was
pictured on front page, presenting
the papers for the hand-hewn log

home built by a Taylor County
pioneer to County Commission
Chairman Bert Fife for display at
the Florida Forest Museum.

High winds, accompanied by
driving and blowing rain, were
responsible for widespread
damage in Perry, though none was
classified as "serious." One
personal injury did occur when
Carroll Sadler, a roofing
repairman, was apparently
blown from the roof of a home
in the Florida Homes sub-

James D. Arnold, administrator
of Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH), was notified that
Perry's medical center had
received full accreditation for a
two-year period.
In a related photograph, Gayle
Lewis was shown receiving a
$97 check from Bishop Clark Sr.
for her 4-H Club which was
planning to erect a lighted sign at
the entrance to the Emergency
Room at DMH.

Mrs. Lyndal Ellison, Mrs.
Lucille Dalton, Mrs. Jane Sanders,
Mrs. Doris McElveen and Mrs.
Mary Ragsdale participated in the
Area Style Show in Tallahassee,
along with women from Lafayette,
Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson,
Gadsden, Wakulla and Jackson


The population boomed by six,
with the following new arrivals
Jennifer Rebecca Lewis was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Clent Lewis
in Anchorage, Alaska. Maternal
grandparents were Mr. and Mrs.
Henry A. Lundy of Perry; paternal
grandparents were Mr. and Mrs.
Woodrow Lewis of Eridu.
Rachel Marie Langford was
born on March 25 to Mr. and Mrs.
Jimmy Ray Langford of Perry.
She weighed 7 pounds, 11.75
Kevin Dwyane Cannon was born
on March 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Earl
R. Cannon. He weighed 4 pounds,
6 ounces.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Ward
welcomed a son, Thomas Jerry, on
March 23. He weighed 9 pounds,
10 ounces.
William Daniel Evans was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Ozzie Evans on
March 19. He weighed 8 pounds,
5 ounces.
Gary Timothy was the name
given to the new son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gary V. Morgan. He was
born March 20, weighing 6 pounds
and 6 ounces.

Danny Simmons, a University of
Florida student from Perry, was
selected to serve as an alternate
delegate for the George Wallace
Please see page 7

Daddy always took great pleasure in relating this'
particular story. I don't know if the pleasure came
more from getting one up on Uncle Junior Taylor, or
from the fact that Daddy felt like an animal trainer
during the encounter. Whichever the reason, it was
one of the favorite stories at the Leggett house.
Uncle Junior was Mama's brother and was living
with them in Perry back during the forties. Now
Uncle Junior was a man of presence weighing
somewhere around the three to four hundred
pound mark. His size was truly deceiving since his
demeanor was kindness itself. He was what could
be termed a "gentle giant." He had a head full of
beautiful blond, curly hair and soft pink-tinge4
skin. His unassuming manner often made him the
one that always fell for the daily pranks between
the logging crews.
As you will recall from earlier stories, Daddy
logged the Taylor County woods for better than
three decades and literally knew the woods like the
back of his hand. On this occasion Daddy said his
crew was working deep in Tidewater Swamp south
of Perry. According to him it was the rainy season
and the logging woods looked more like a swamp
than usual. "Florida sand is notorious for holding
rainwater that tends to sit on the top of the sand
before slowly soaking into a mushy soup," said
Daddy.. This abundance of rain had caused the
local alligators to be on the move.
During the course of the workday Daddy had
come across a small alligator about four feet in
length. Fearing the alligator would come to harm
from the saws and falling trees, he decided to
secure the alligator's mouth and tail with a piece of
rope and put it under the truck seat for
safekeeping. Daddy went on about his business for'
the rest of the day never giving the alligator another
Around nightfall the crew loaded their last load
for the day and a very tired Uncle Junior climbed
into the truck cab with Daddy for the ride home.
"We were cruising along toward Perry when I head
a 'thump, thump' under the seat," Daddy said. "Oh.
Lordy, I forgot the gator," thought Daddy. He said
he didn't say the words out loud because he knew
how skiddish Junior was. But, that didn't solve the
problem that had become a little louder by. that
time and had obviously gotten his tail loosed.
Pretending he didn't hear a thing Daddy kept his
eyes on the road. After several more "thumps"
Uncle Junior looked toward Daddy and said, Uh,
I hear a thumping sound under the seat."
Well, Daddy being Daddy just could not pass up
the opportunity to pull a good one on Uncle Junior.
"A thumping sound, you say. Reach under the seat
and see what it is," Daddy said. Carefully, Uncle
Junior reached under the seat, feeling around in
the dark until his hand made contact with the tail
of the gator. His slight touch riled something in the
gator and he took a powerful swing with his tail
causing it to extend from underneath the seat.
Once Uncle's eyes sent the message to his brain
that he was sitting on top of a real Florida alligator,
the situation took a turn for the worst. Now
remember, Uncle Junior was a good sized man
sitting in a small space of a moving truck cab with
a gator at his feet. Where could he go seemed to be
the big question as he stammered, "It's a gator...oh,
me, me,'s a gator!" The gator appeared to
have the same thought as he trashed with a
vengeance in an effort to free himself completely.
Once Daddy had a good look at Uncle Junior's
face, he realized he'd better bring the fun to a close.
Daddy said he pulled the log truck over to the side
of the road and suggested that Uncle Junior "take
a walk" while he tended to the problem. Well, Uncle
Junior's mind was making every effort to exit the
truck but his feet seemed unable to obey.
Realizing that he was seeing a person that was
nearly scared to death, Daddy walked to the
passenger side of the truck and very gently urged
Uncle to step out. Of course, by this time the gator
was also on the verge of departure having
completely loosed himself from the rope.
"I'm not sure who got away first, Junior or the
gator, but they parted company," said Daddy with
a laugh. "Had to coerce old Junior back in the cab
with me--fact is he never trusted me again. Made
me prove there was nothing under the seat ever
time we loaded up," Daddy said.
With a wicked gleam in his eye, Daddy said, "That
would been some wrestling match if Junior hadn't
scared that old gator off." Family is family and
Daddy always tried to make family the heroes.
Delores L. Walker can be reached at

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B-6 Perry News-Herald March 30-31, 2007


MOVING SALE!! Saturday March 31 from
8. a.m. North off of Ash Str. Entertainment center,
lamps, household items, t.v. and more.

Sidewalk Sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., every
Saturday in front of Gifts of Grace, 106 E.
Main St., 584-7770

Big 2 family yard sale. Sat & Sunl Little
bit of everything. 1 1/2 miles south of
Keaton Beach. Road on left.
2 family yard sale Fri & Sat from 8 to until.
Plus size ladies jeans, homemade
chocolate cake, red nose pittbull, and
more. 2640 Mixon Rd (off of Foley Cut-off)

Moving Sale. Saturday March 31, 8 a.m.
to sold outi 615 W. Main St. (between
Wachovia & Southouse.) Lots of misc.,
king size bedroom set, sectional couch,
small freezer, desk, pictures, collectibles.
Relay For Life-- benefit garage sale.
Saturday, March 31,'8 a.m. No early birds
please. 170 East Center Street. South on
Hwy 19, first paved road on left past Forest
Capital Park. Furniture, tools, exercise
equipment, bric-a-brac, collectibles, lawn
and garden, flower pots, canning jars,
linens, antiques and collectibles (Blue
Danube China, 120 piece Thai Brass
Flatware set), small appliances, home
heath care equipment, toys, dishes, pots
and pans, glassware, shoes, books,
picture frames, pictures, refrigerator,
recliners, sofa beds, king bed with frame,
many never before used items, much

Moving Sale. Saturday March 31, 8 a.m.
to sold out! 615 W.'Main St. (between
Wachovia & South House.) Lots of misc.,
king size bedroom set, sectional couch,
small freezer, desk, pictures, collectibles.
Garage Sale! 917 N. Faulkner, corner of
Cherry st: Bedding, furniture, clothing plus
books & more

Yard sale, Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. 5267 Puckett Rd. Household
items such as washer, dryer, stove etc.
Yard Sale-Friday & Saturday at 8 a.m. 600
W. Wilcox Street (the corner of Wilder &
Wilcox) Some furniture, golf clubs with pull
cart, NEW & USED clothing, books,
household items etc.
TCHS Band Yard Sale. Sat, March 31
from 7 a.m. til 2 p.m. TCHS gym. Help us
buy Tuba's! Thank you for your support.
Yard sale, Fri & Sat. Sadler Drum 4289
US 98 W. Odds and end, furniture, new
(election of tools, bicycle, chain saw, lots
bf movies both VHS & DVD,
Easter yard sale, Sat & Sun 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. March 31 and April 7. 3609 N US 19.
Taylor County Military Surplus.
Garage Salel 1905 N. Crooked Creek
(Wilder Creek sub.) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Furniture and odds & ends.
Church Yard Sale to benefit Relay for Life.
Sat, 7 a.m. to ? 310 Plantation Rd.
Big Yard Sale! Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
901 N. Calhoun St. Some antiques,
household items, bedspread sets, clown
items, prom gowns, Mary Kay make up.
Moving-Back Porch Sale. Saturday 8 a.m.
to 12 p.m. 1116 N. Allen St. No early birds
please. Cermaics, craft items, electric
mower, patio furniture, much more!
3/30 *
Big yard sale! Sat 8 a.m.-Until. 1558
Holley Dr. (East of H.S. at end of
Pinecrest.) Clothes, ceramics, whatnots
and more!
Yard sale Saturday March 31 from 7 a.m.
to 1 p.m. 1000 S. Orange St. (behind Fast
Freddy's) Men's leather jacket, wall oven,
luggage, king size 8 piece bedding set,
towels, household items.
Yard Sale Sat from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 601
N. Quincy St. Roosters, apple stuff,
clothes and whatnots.

Mature Christian lady to stay with your
loved one. Excellent references. Day or
night. Call 584-8327 ask for Joan.

Dodge Caravans & Plymouth Voyagers.
Call Bud Chute at 850-838-1168 or 850-
Attention Shut-Ins. Have your hair styled
by a professional hair stylist, in your
home. shampoos, hair cuts, styles and
permanent waves. Prices comparable to
beauty salons. By appointment only..
Phone 584-2500. Be prepared to give
explicit directions to your home, and allow
ample time for stylist to find your home
before appointment time.
The man that bought the motor for the
green '73 Chevy, please call 584-5543,.
was sick and couldn't meet you at the
Court House &'l am really sorry.

Craftmatic Adjustable Queen Sized bed
with massage. With or without bedroom
set. Make offer 223-2222 after 3 p.m.

For sale: Good used refrigerator with ice
maker, green $100. Also used gas
propane cook stove $80. Both in good
working order. Call 584-6747.
Queen bed, pillowtop matress, box spring
and frame $135. Livingroom chaise
lounge, aquagreen $75. Camper shell
Dodge full size shortbed, black $40. Call
TWO 1.2 GHTZ computer systems for
sale. Complete systems W/O montior.
Monitor is extra. $150 each. Call for
further information. Guarenteed Sales 850-
$150 Queen Pillow-Top Mattress Set. New
in plastic with warranty. 850-222-9879
Cherry sleigh bed SOLID WOOD BRAND
NEW in box, $250. (850)545-7112.
warranty, sacrifice $795. (can deliver) (850)
NEW King POSTER bedroom set bed,
dresser, mirror, shest, 2 nightstands.
$4400 value, must sell $1650. 850-545-
7112 .
KING PILLOWTOP Mattress Set. Brand
new in plastic. Must move, $225. (850)222-
Trillion cut engagement ring with matching
wedding band. 1 k, White Gold. $700 firm.
For more info call 843-1073.

.3/4 K diamond ring with matching .1/4
round attached wedding band 18 k Gold.
Appraised at $4,100. Will sell for $2,500.
Call 584-8196.

22.1 gr. 10k Herring Bone Necklace New
$650. sell for $300.
3 ct. Channel Set Diamond Tennis
Bracelet New $2,500 sell for $1,500. Both
purchased from Mitch's Call 843-1980.


2005 Honda CR-V SE model in COOL
white. Adult owned with 18,000 GENTLE
miles. Still under factory warranty. Non-
smoker. Fully equipped-Power everything.
Theft alarm system-remote entry. Heated
leather seats. Automatic moon roof with
luggage rack. Tinted privacy glass with
tinted window rain vents.
Automatic/overdrive-31 MPG! Multi-CD
player with premium sound system. One
owner. Show room condition. NADA Book
$23,900, will sell $21,500 O.B.O. Call
850-838-6673 or 850-584-5740 e-mail
2003 Mazda Protege 5 hatchback in Gun
Metal grey. Adult owned with 41,000
GENTLE miles. Still under factory
warranty. Non-smoker. Fully equipped-
power everything. Theft alarm system-
remote entry. Leather seats, automatic
moon roof, tinted privacy glass, 5 speed
with overdrive-34 MPG, new breaks and
rubber, multi-CD player with 6 speakers,
immaculate condition. NADA Book
$14,200, will sell for $11,500 O.B.O.Call
850-838-6673 or 850-584-5740 email
For Sale: 1980 Chevy Impala. Call 584-

14' Rivercraft boat with 9.9 Johnson 4
stroke motor and trolling motor. $1,600.
Call 850-584-4073 (press 1) and leave

Kawasaki Mule 550 Utility Vehicle. 2-
wheel drive with 538 hours. Good
condition and well maintained. Owner's
manual included. $3,600. Call 584-7883.

For Sale 12x60 mobile home $1,500,
couch color blue $50, stove electric $50,
litton microwave $50, twin bed $75,
refrigerator (used 6 months) $250. Call
584-4008 after 5pm or leave message.

Chocolate Lap Puppies! Dad is AKC
registered, both Mom & Dad on site.
Shots, wormed and ready to go home April
14th. $100 each. 6 males/4 females--pick
your now! Cell 850-843-0259 or evenings

Small breed mixed male puppy. Free to
good home. 850-223-0207.
2 White English Bull Dog puppies, female,
up to date shots, 9 weeks old, $200 each.


Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. $100 minimum paid to you!
Wanted Isuzu and Toyota trucks for
export. 386-688-3999.

2001 Toyota 4-Runner Limited. Leather
interior, electric moon roof, heated seats, 6
disc CD changer, tinted windows, keyless
entry, 106,000 miles. Retail value
$14,025, will sell for $12,995 O.B.O. Call
Cynthia at 223-7152 or 584-8213
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4x2 pickup, 13,000
miles, showroom condition. Automatic,
A/C, CD, factory bedliner. Blue Book
value $15,565. Will sell for $14,200.
Phone 838-2003.

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2 door, 26,000
miles. $18,000 Phone number 672-1138.

2002 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab 4D, AT,
all power, cruise, hard Tonneau cover, bed
liner, black, 98K miles, $9,500. 838-2948

.26 Acre lot in Perry City limits on
water/sewer/gas. Needs work. Old
foundation needs removal, old pool needs
filling. $4000 O.B.O., NO MOBILE
HOMES. Call Steve at 223-1764.

Cutoff Road, 1376 sq. ft., 2 bedroom 1
bath. Home is located on large 2.0 acre
corner lot with fruit trees and beautiful
Camellia bushes. Nice spacious kitchen
with lots of cabinet space. Kitchen opens
up to a laundry/mud room large enough to
be a 3rd bedroom. Home also has a
sunroom as entry, and a dining room with
French doors opening to the backyard.
House has hardwood floors throughout.
Some are covered with new carpet. Home
/has a carport with attached storage room.
This would be great for a young family or
retirees, and an excellent investment. Go
to ID: FLCEC for
pictures and more info. Asking S89,900.
Call 850-223-1970. 3/28-3/30

Best waterfront deal on the coastal Key
location on protected canal, seconds to
gulf, Horseshoe Beach, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
vacation home, new carpets, central
AC/heat, new paint, large screened porch,
vinyl siding, ground level, surveyed,
priced below appraisal, motivated seller-
relocating. $205K, brokers welcome. 352-
543-9334 or 352-221-3341.

For Sale Remodeled Home; 2 bed/1 bath
on 1.5 acres, located just outside city
.limits at 3490 Old Dixie Hwy; additional
building on site. City water, 1 private well,
Perfect for a small business. $75,000
negotiable. Call (850)223-2486.
Home for sale. You move. Approx. 1800
sq. ft, 3/2. Currently located in Jefferson
County. Hwy. 19, South of 1-10, Sale
price $25,000. (850)544-2458
3/16-4/4 ,

Historic Lee Cypress Home. 2800 SF 4
BR/2 BA on 1.8 Ac. off Paul Poppell Rd.
w/Enclosed Patio, Beautiful large sunroom
w/fireplace, cozy living room also has
fireplace. Home has large attic storage,
fenced in back yard with inground pool.
Built in 1929, remolded in 1978.
Heating/AC 1 yr. old Kitchen redone in
2004, Great Neighborhood! Excellent Buyl
$185,000, Call Jason Heartsfield at Nature
Coast Inc. 850-843-0503.

Land for sale, 221 North between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-7466.
Commercial Building for sale 13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Building. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner


2 & 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments now available. Rental
assistance may be available to qualified
applicants. HUD vouchers considered.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Office hours
are 8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-
5668. 709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 3348
TDD 711

Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 BR HC
and non-HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd. Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing

Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from $139 weekly or
$37 daily plus tax. 317 N, Byron Butler
Pkwy. 850-584-7033.

Westgate Hotel Rooms available for Rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable, AC/
Heater. Everything included. $140 weekly
or $37 daily plus tax. (RV sites also
available) 1627 S. Byron Butler Pkwy. 850-

Room for rent private bath, private
entrance, living room, small fridge and
T.V. Call 584-8045

R.V. Site for Rent. Large concrete pad with
elevated deck for shade. 3 miles from
Keaton Beach. Public boat ramp. All
utilities available. 850-838-2674

Mobile home/RV lot for rent. S145 a
month. Evergreen Mobile Home Park on
beautiful Roberts Aman Rd. Call Mike 850-

Mobile Home for rent: Beautiful Roberts
Aman Rd., very quite mobile home park,
newly remodeled singlewide. 2 bed/ 2
bath, new appliances, with washer and,
dryer. References required, S600 per month
+ S600 security deposit, call Mike 850-

Commercial Building For Lease -
Downtown building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 850-584-4401.

Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.




ROOFING Galvalume

'Full line of 3'Wide
accessories in stock Painted

Special Flashings Made- All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.

Library Tech (Full-time) $8.04
Day Camp Counselor (Temporary.
Locations: Perry & Steinhatchee) $6.68/hr
Grants Administrative Secretary $11.88
Entire job descriptions and requirements
Scan be viewed at or Taylor
Employment Connections, 1702 S.
Jefferson St. Positions are open until
filled. Taylor County is an EOENP/Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.

Lance Inc. Opening for a night shift
Industrial Electrician. Strong basic
electrical knowledge required. 1 year
minimum commercial industrial
experience. Tech School Certification
preferred. Apply at Job Service of Perry.
Avon Reps Needed! How would you like to
be your own boss? Start your own
business. I can show you how. $10.00
startup kit. Call BJ Today! 850-584-6289
or 850-843-2605.
Applications being taken for office staff
positions. Must have good computer
skills, be reliable, and have knowledge of
A.R., General Ledger, word .processing,
and general office skills. Top
compensation for qualified person. Apply
in person at Ware Oil & Supply Co., Inc.,
2715 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry FL.
Ware Oil is a drug free work place. 3/9-

RN's, LPN's, CNA's and Needed. F/T &
P/T. PRN shifts available. Private Duty all
Counties. Immediate Openings. Contact
Reno at 800-825-9873

Under general direction of the Director of
Administration, the Benefits Specialist is
responsible for the effective administration
and communication of Martin Electronics,
Inc. benefit plans and programs. Ensures
that administration and record keeping are
in compliance with legal requirements and
plan provisions. Provides assistance to
other Human Resources staff, employees
and vendors to ensure 'the effective
resolution of benefit issues and problems.
Coordinates benefit program
communications and enrollments. The
successful candidate must possess
excellent customer service,
organizational, problem-solving, decision-
making, time management, presentation,
and verbal/written communication skills,
as well as strong analytical skills. Must be
able to maintain accuracy while being
detail-oriented. Ability to maintain
confidentiality is essential. Bachelor's
degree or equivalent work related
experience plus a minimum four years of
benefit administration experience required.
Working knowledge of applicable federal
and state' laws pertinent to benefits
administration, including, but not limited to
401 (k), et al, required. Required computer
skills include word-processing and
spreadsheet application experience,
preferably Microsoft Word for Windows and
MS Excel. Martin Electronics, Inc. (MEI)
is an ordnance manufacturer located in
Perry, Florida employing over 200
individuals. MEI provides a competitive
salary and benefit package and relocation
assistance. To apply send resume with
salary history/requirements to
(attachments in MSWord accepted) or mail
to MEI, 10625 Puckett Road, Perry, FL,
32348, Attn: Director of Administration, or
Fax to 850) 584-2012. Only qualified
candidates will be contacted for interview.

RNs & LPNs


All shifts

Weekend Treatment Nurse

Sue Love, Director of Nursing

Drug Fr pac *flpo ut ly

Big Bend
your hometown hospice, licensed since 1983

Big Bend Hospice, the leader in
compassionate care to individuals with
life-limiting illnesses, has the following
position available on our care team

RN/Case Manager
Full-Time RN Case Manager needed for
Taylor County. Current Florida license as RN required.
Plus 2-3 years med-surgery experience preferred.

Great benefit package!

Interested candidates can apply in person
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.
Tallahas.see, Florida
or b fJaxing a resume to

(850) 575-6814 or appiXv,, oni-/;,

EOE/DFWP/ADA Smoke Frcc Workpl.icc

S Jim Von Stein Toll Free: (866) 496-3442


P.O. Box 1009 (352) 498-0041
Steinhatchee, FL 32359 cell: (352) 356-1001

Inside and Treasures & More Glassware
Outside Shops New Hours: Sat-Sun 10-4 Antiques
Yard SaleWe Us! Collectibles

Set-up w 541 MaktTools
$8 & UP Hwy. 19 S. 838-1422 584-7124 Mon-Th Furniture

Old Sports Trophies (before 1975)
Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
'..,-. Postcards Sports Memqrabilia
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys

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Convenience store manager needed I, Roland Early, will no longer be
Please apply at maner TREE A ITA I responsible for any debts accused by,
Please apply at Ware O & SupA Shannon Early, or any other debts other
located 2715 S. Byron Butler Pkwy. This CN than my own effective March 30, 2007.
is a drug-free work place.
1/12tlW0 CLEANING 3/30

Cooks, Housekeepers, and Bartenders
needed. Part Time/Full Time positions.
Must work weekends. Gulfstream Marina,
Steinhatchee. Call 352-498-2089 for
further information. Ask for Mardee or

Experienced HVAC/R service technicians
a minimum of 5 yrs experience.
starting wages $14-16/hr. Call 850-584-

jLPN/RN-Full time 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Position. Seeking individual with long
Term care experience, critical thinking and
,problem soMng skills. Experience with
'team building and leadership skills a
strong plus. Contact Holly Reed,
.Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 W.
Main St., Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.

'Business Office Assistant--9 a.m. to 6
p.m. opening Monday-Friday. Duties
include receptionist, payroll entry,
:personnel records, and working with the
orientation of new staff. Variety of duties
keeps this position interesting and active.
Must have basic computer skills, have
good business demeanor and appearance,
be very organized, be comfortable working
with elderly and handicapped individuals,
and be able to work independently within
an active environment. Contact Amy
Carver, Lafayette Health Center, 512 W.
Main St., Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.

RN Supervisor Part-time for weekends
LPN-PRN-All shifts
CNA's Part-time for all shifts
Dietary Aide Part-time for AM and PM
Cook PRN- Both shifts
We are small, but. are a wonderful
company with caring individuals who have
a desire to improve the lives of our
Residents and Staff. Call 850-973-4880 -
For RN Supervisor, LPN & CNA positions
ask for Peggy Powers, D.O.N., For Dietary
Aide and Cook ask for Theresa Patterson,
Dietary Manager -. Madison Nursing

Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS (5627)

Communications Assistant
PT position; hours may vary and include
evenings, weekends, weekdays, partial
shifts, or holidays as needed. HS diploma
or equivalent preferred. PC experience &
proper phone etiquette required. Duties
may include monitoring multiple incoming
phone lines as well as fire/medical
emergency, security, and radio
communications systems.

Payroll Specialist ,IC
FT position for experienced payroll
specialist; HS diploma or equivalent
required. PC experience, including MS
Acess, required. Must be detail oriented.
FlexPay experience a plus.

FT position for bookkeeper; HS diploma or
equivalent required; accounting
experience and some post secondary
education preferred. PC experience
required w/MS Office Suite, including
database. Must be detail oriented.

Benefits include heath, dental, life,
disability, savings, AFLAC supplemental
policies, access to onsite daycare and
fness facilities.
EOE; Drug Free Workplace, Criminal
background checks required. Apply in
person at ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri, 9 a.m, until'4 p.m., Carter Village
Hall, 10680 CR 136, Dowling Park, FL; fax
resume to (386)658-5160; or visit

Receptionist-Events Coordinator.
Steinhatchee Landing Resort,
Steinhatchee Florida seeks full time
receptionist/special events coordinator.
Must have likeable personality and work
well with other people. Needs experience
in Quick Books, Word and Excel. Must
work some weekends. Two weeks paid
vacation and major holidays. Pleasant
working environment. Call (352)498-5678
for an appointment.

.Help wanted Badcock & More. Set up and
delivery. Must be 21 yrs old. License
and good driving record required. No
phone calls! Apply in person 1225 S.
Jefferson St.


Busy practice seeks articulate,
mature, highly-oraganized
professional, w/HS diploma,
and mandatory: 2 yrs. work exp.
in a medical office, excellent
phone, computer
& people skills.
*Verify Insurance Benefits
Load Patient Demographics
Schedule Appointments
Medical Record Maintenance
Greet Patients & Visitors
Patient Sign-in & other

Nature Coast EyeCare

Institute Perry, Florida
Fax resume to (850) 838-3937
or call Human Resources
(850) 584-2778, Ext. 639
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Dries in 3-4 hours

584-CLEAN .:
(584.2532) ,

Free .Estimates!!l
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955

MOM & Po0 P

J.D's Tree Service and'Lawn'Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
* also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.


850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales

A to Z Farm & Lawn Services: Land
clearing, tree trimming/removal, dump
truck services, harrowing, bush hog
mowing, rake work, dirt.-leveling, and
complete lawn service. Call 584-6737.

Tumbough Lawn Service
We cut samll limbs!
Licensed. 850-223-1148

Chad Dees Lawn Care
Hi, Taylor County, love to spend time in
the great outdoors with your family? Allow
me -to introduce Chad Dees Lawn Care.
We are open and now ready to take care of
your yard and give you more time to spend
with your family. Please call (850) 584-
8959 hit 1 or email us at and I will return
your call, Chad H. Dees/ Owner.

Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.:
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.

Home Cleaning & Lawn Care Services.
. .ill. clepn your home or office, vacuum,
dust,%sweep & mop, bathrooms & etc. Will
cut lawns, shrubs, vacuum leaves, plant
your plants & deliver mulch. Call Brenda
or Terry 850-223-2477

Home Town Appliance Store
We remove old appliances
InShop, In Home, household appliance.
New & Used Parts'
Refurbished Appliances
1302 N. Jefferson St.
3/14-3/30 ,

The Handyman experts LLC, honestwprkI
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
838-6077. 25 years.

DLP Compressors, Inc
3289 Boyd Road
Perry, FL 32347
Office # 584-8466
Fax # 223-2954
'Quality service from people you know"
We specialize in Air Compressor Sales,
Parts and Service. More than 25 years
experience on Rotary Screw Air
Compressors, Reciprocating Air
Compressors, Air Dryers, and
Compressed Air System Components.

Clay Swindle L.L.C. (licensed and
insured) All types of remodeling: doors,
windows, docks, painting, etc.
Commercial & Residential. Call 850-223-
1780 or 843-1941. If no answer, please
leave message. Over 20 years of
- 3/7tfnCS

LOST: Our children's new puppy. Male tri-
.color Beagle. About 9 months old.
REWARD!! (Missing from Woods creek
Rd area) 223-2728 or 838-9880

FOUND: Young grey stripped long haired
female cat. Call 584-5517

FOUND: Long haired white cat in
Steinhatchee. Must identify. 352-498-



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SwannBondng Agency ,
"Where Everyday Is Springtime"
,107. 584 2757


Horseshoe Beach gulf front 2 bedroom,
nautical house. Large deck, boat dock, all
over looking the gulf. $395 per weekend or
$895 per week, call 352-498-5986 or 386-


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Early Bird 6 p.m.
Regular 7 p.m.

Shrine Club

(Hwy. 19 North) 584-2434
*Must be 18 yrs. or older

Lauren Lilliott
Elaine Aman
Customer Service Manager

Come by or give us a call for
all your Auto & Home
Insurance Needs .

you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to
it on David J. Stern, ESQ, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 801 S
University Drive #500, Plantation, FL 33324
on or before April 13, 2007, (no later
than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice of action) and
file the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed herein.
Witness my hand on the seal of this
Court at Taylor County, Florida, this 13
day of March, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Morti Lavalle
Deputy Clerk
3/23, 3/30

Public Notice
The following property will be sold as is
with no warranties of any kind on April
16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the location of
Flint Equipment Company, 3033 U.S.
Highway 27 East, Perry, FL 32348 to the
highest bidder for cash, certified'bank
or cashiers check.
(1) John Deere 64GII Skidder, Serial
Number DW648GX582058 with Model
4000 Winch S/N TOWM112512720
(1) Barko 160D Log Loader S/N 22521
with Pitts Log Loader Trailer S/N
(1) CST DL4400 Slasher S/N 440401580
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3/30. 4/6. 4/13

Taylor CoCinty Board of County
Notice of Request for Bids
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners if soliciting sealed bids
for artificial reef construction public reefs
SFMA Steinhatchee.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required services must
submit their bid package in an
envelope or similar package marked
"Sealed bids for artificial reef
construction" to the Clerk of the Court,
1st Floor Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, or P.O. Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348, to arrive no later than
12:00 Noon, local time, on April 2, 2007.
All bids must have.the respondent's
name and mailing address clearly
shown on the outside of the envelope
or package when submitted. Bids will
be opened and bidders/respondents
announced at 6:10 p.m. local time, or
as soon thereafter as practical, on April
2, 2007, in 'the Taylor County
Administrative Complex, Old Post Office,
201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida
Bid documents must be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson St., Suite 102, or P.O.
Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, (850)838-
The County reserves the right, in its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
all bids, to cancel or withdraw this bid at
any time and waive any irregularities in
the bid process. The County reserves
the right to award any contracts) to the
bidder/respondent which It deems to
offer the best overall service, therefore,
the County is not bound to award any
contracts) based on the lowest
quoted price. The County, in its sole
and absolute discretion, also reserves
the right to waive minor defects in the
process and to accept the discretion,
also reserves the right to assign a local
business preference in an amount of
five (5) percent of the bid price,
pursuant to Taylor County ordinance No.
2003-12. No foxed bids will be
For additional information contact:
Clay Olson
203 Forest Park Drive
Perry Florida 32348
By order or the Board of County
Commissioners, Taylor County, Florida.
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"The Mouse and the Motorcycle." It is
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The 13-part series will continue in
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Chapter 1
The New Guests
Keith, the boy in the rumpled
shorts and shirt, did not know he
was being watched as he entered
Room 215 of the Mountain View
Inn. Neither did his mother and
father, who both looked hot and
tired. They had come- from Ohio
and for five days had driven across
plains and deserts and over
mountains to the old hotel in the
California foothills twenty-five
miles from Highway 40.
The fourth person entering
Room 215 may have known he
was being watched, but he did not
care. He was Matt, sixty if he was
a day, who at the moment was the
bellboy. Matt also replaced worn-
out lightbulbs, renewed washers in
leaky faucets, carried trays for
people who telephoned room
service to order food sent to their
iooms, and sometimes prevented
children from hitting one another
with croquet mallets on the lawn
behind the hotel.
Now Matti's right shoulder
sagged with the weight of one of
the bags he was carrying. "Here
you are, Mr. Gridley. Rooms 215
and 216," he said, setting the
smaller of the bags on a luggage
rack at the foot of the double bed
before he opened a door into the
next room. II expect you and Mrs.

Gridley will want Room 216. It is a
corner room with twin beds and a
private bath.A He carried the heavy
bag into the next room, where he
could be heard opening windows.
Outside a chipmunk chattered in a
pine tree and a chickadee whistled
The boy's mother looked
critically around Room 215 and
whispered, "I think we should
drive back to the main highway.
There must be a motel with a
Vacancy sign someplace. We didn't
look long enough."

"Not another mile," answered
the father. "I'm not driving another
mile on a California highway on a
holiday weekend. Did you see the
way that truck almost forced us off
the road?"
"Dad, did you see those two
fellows on motorcycles," began the

boy and stopped, realizing he
should not interrupt an argument.
"But this place is so old,"
protested the boy's mother. "And
we have only three weeks for our
whole trip. We had planned to
spend the Fourth of July weekend
in San Francisco and we wanted to
show Keith as much of the United
States as we could."
"San Francisco will have to wait,
and this is part of the United States.
Besides, this used to be a very
fashionable hotel," said Mr.
Gridley. "People came from miles
"Fifty years ago," said Mrs.
Gridley. "And they came by horse
and buggy."
The bellboy returned to Room
215. "The dining room opens at
six-thirty, sir. There is Ping-Pong
in the game room, TV in the lobby,
and croquet on the back lawn. I'm
sure you will be very comfortable."
Matt, who had seen guests come
and go for many years, knew there
were two kinds--those who thought

the hotel was a dreadful old barn of -
a place and those who thought it
charming and quaint, so quiet and
"Of course we will be
comfortable," said Mr. Gridley,
dropping some coins into Matt's
hand for carrying the bags.

"But this big old hotel is
positively spooky." Mrs. Gridley
made one last protest. "It is
probably full of mice."
Matt opened the window wide.
"Mice? Oh no, ma'am. The
management wouldn't stand for
"I wouldn't mind a few mice,"
the boy said, as he looked around
the room at the high ceiling, the
knotty pine walls, the carpet so
threadbare that many of its roses
had almost entirely faded, the one
chair with the antimacassar on its
back, the washbasin and towel
racks in the corner of the room. "I
like it here," he announced. "A
whole room to myself. Usually I
just get a cot in the corner of a
motel room."
His mother smiled, relenting.
Then she turned to Matt. "I'm
sorry. Itis just that it was so hot
crossing Nevada and we are not
used to mountain driving. Back on
the highway the traffic was bumper
to bumper. I'm sure we shall be
very comfortable."
After Matt had gone, closing the
door behind him, Mr. Gridley said,
"I need a rest before dinner. Four
hundred miles of driving and that
mountain traffic! It was too much."
"And if we are going to stay for
a weekend I had better unpack,"
said Mrs. Gridley. "At least I'll
have a chance to do some drip-
Alone in Room 215 and unaware
that he was being watched, the boy
began to explore. He got down on
his hands and knees and looked
under the bed. He leaned out the
open window as far as he could
and greedily inhaled deep breaths
of pine-scented air. He turned the
hot and cold water on and off in the
washbasin and slipped one of the
small bars of paper-wrapped soap
into his pocket. Under the window
he discovered a knothole in the
pine wall down by the floor and,
squatting, poked his finger into the
hole. When he felt nothing inside
he lost interest.
Next Keith opened his suitcase
and took out an apple and several
small cars--a sedan, a sports car,
and an ambulance about six inches
long, and a red motorcycle half the
length of the cars--which he
dropped on the striped bedspread

before he bit into the apple. He ate
the apple noisily in big chomping
bites, and then laid the core on the
bedside table between the lamp
and the telephone.
Keith began to play, running his
cars up and down the bedspread,
pretending that the stripes on the
spread were highways and making
noises with his mouth--vroom
vroom for the sports car, wh-e-e
wh-e-e for the ambulance, and pb-
pb-b-b-b for the motorcycle, up
and down the stripes.
Once Keith stopped suddenly
and looked quickly around the
room as if he expected to see
something or someone, but when
he saw nothing unusual he returned
to his cars. Vroom vroom. Bang!
Crash! The sports car hit the sedan
and rolled over off the highway

stripe. Pb-pb-b-b-b. The
motorcycle came roaring to the
scene of the crash.
"Keith," his mother called from
the next room. "Time to get
washed for dinner."
"OK." Keith parked his cars in a
.straight line on the bedside table
beside the telephone, where they
looked like a row of real cars only
much, much smaller.
The first thing Mrs. Gridley
noticed when she and Mr. Gridley
came into the room was the apple
core on the table. She dropped it
with a thunk into the metal
wastebasket beside the table as she
gave several quick little sniffs of
the air and said, looking perplexed,
"I don't care what the bellboy said:
I'm sure this hotel has mice."
"I hope so," muttered Keith.

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If you enjoy hunting and fishing
in the great outdoors, Taylor
County offers an abundance of
opportunities year-round.
From September to April each
year, hunters have an ample
opportunity to track such big game
as whitetail deer and wild hog as
well as smaller game like duck,
quail, dove, rabbit, squirrel and
More than 70,000 acres are open
to the public for hunting each year
with the proper permits. Large-
tract private hunting clubs
also seek members to join their
Fishing, both fresh and
saltwater, entices anglers both
young and old.
The numerous lakes, rivers and
streams in Taylor County hold

In addition to the wide range of
fishing opportunities available
along the Taylor County coastline,
beginning July 1 of each year,
thousands of visitors are lured
here for another Gulf delicacy:
Several areas along the coast
provide access to the tiny shellfish,
including Keaton Beach, Hagen's.
Cove and Steinhatchee.
Scallop season runs July 1
through Sept. 10.
The only items needed for a full
day of scalloping are a boat, a
snorkel and mask, a mesh bag, a
diver's flag and a recreational
saltwater fishing license.

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common species such as
largemouth bass, Suwannee bass,
bluegill, shellcracker, crappie and
red bellies.
Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico
offers even a greater .variety of
The most popular inshore
saltwater fish is by far the speckled
trout with redfish claiming a close
Near shore anglers can also
catch flounder, mullet, Spanish
mackerel, cobia, jack cravelle,
sailcat, pompano and an
occasional tarpon.
Offshore anglers like to target
gag grouper but also frequently
harvest red grouper, amberjack,
king mackerel, dophin, red
snapper, ,shark, pinkmouths,
sheepshead and barracuda.

The individual catch limit is two
gallons of whole scallops or one
pint of meat. For a boat, the limit is
10 gallons of whole scallops or one
half-gallon of meat.
Once back on land, intrepid
scallopers. can clean their catch
(most marinas have ample
facilities), or hire someone to do it
for them. The charge is usually
$3.50 $4.50 per pint.
Scallops congregate in shallow
water, hidden in manatee and turtle
At Hagen's Cove, hopefuls can
skip the boat and wade into
shallow waters in search of

Bert Deener shows off a six-pound trout he caught off Keaton Beach. The Gulf of Mexico waters along the Taylor County
coastline offer a wide variety of fish on which anglers can test their skills. Near the shore, anglers can catch flounder, mullet,
Spanish mackerel, cobia, jack cravelle, sailcat, pompano and an occasional tarpon. Offshore anglers like to target gag grouper
but also frequently harvest red grouper, amberjack, king mackerel, dophin, red snapper, shark, pinkmouths, sheepshead and -
barracuda. For freshwater fans, the numerous lakes, rivers and streams in Taylor County hold common species such as
largemouth bass, Suwannee bass, bluegill shellcracker, crappie and red bellies.
Photo submitted by Pat McGriff of One More Cast

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Kristina Portwood smiles with a scallop she found off the
Taylor County coast. The annual scallop season, which runs
July 1 through Sept. 10, draws thousands of visitors to
Taylor County's coastline in search of the tiny delicacies. The
only items needed for a full day of scalloping are a boat, a
snorkel and mask, a mesh bag, a diver's flag and a
recreational saltwater fishing license.

Wildlife management areas are the
cornerstone of outdoor recreation in Taylor
County and a wealth of information is available
on-line at Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) Web site,
which offers the following highlights:
For many years, local people have hunted on
lands now constituting the Big Bend Wildlife.
Management Area. Hunting along with fishing
continues to be the most popular recreational
activity, on the area.
The FWC plants non-invasive, agronomic
plants such as millet and wheat on selected
closed roads and clearcuts to provide high-
quality forage for dove, quail, deer and wild
turkey as well as for nongame wildlife.
Opportunities are available for archery,
muzzleloader and modem gun hunting. Dog
hunting is allowed on Hickory Mound and Jena.
Historically duck hunting has been good on the
Hickory Mound Impoundment. The
impoundment, however, depends totally on
rainfall and in drought years the impoundment
is low and it attracts fewer ducks and more
wading birds. On Hickory Mound, deer, hog and
squirrel hunting is good, and turkey hunting is
fair. On Spring Creek, deer hunting is good and
is improving; hog hunting and turkey hunting
are fair. On Tide Swamp, deer, hog, turkey and
small game hunting are good. On Jena all game
harvest is low.
Creeks, streams and small ponds throughout
the Big Bend support many species of game fish
including largemouth bass, catfish and several
species of sunfish. Abandoned limerock pits on

Hickory Mound have been stocked with catfish.
Dallus Creek on Tide Swamp and creeks near
the Hickory Mound Impoundment are good
places to catch saltwater game fish. .Hagen's
Cove is a popular place to fish at night. At
Hickory Mound, platforms are available for
crabbing. Each Big Bend Unit has boat ramps
providing access to the Gulf for saltwater
anglers. Spotted sea trout are abundant in March
through April, and October through November.
Wildlife Viewing
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Cove are excellent spots for birding. The trams
on Tide Swamp traverse diverse communities
and are good spots for observing both resident
and migratory birds. This area is part of the
Great Florida Birding Trail.
Within the Big Bend are more than 300 miles
of roads that can be used by hikers. Old trams
are ideal places for hikers, birdwatchers and
photographers. Marked trails begin at Hagen's
Cove and Dallus Creek.
Biking is allowed on the more than 100 miles
of roads on the area.
Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is allowed on named and
numbered roads. On the Snipe Island Unit of
Big Bend, horses are permitted only during non-
hunting days.
Sea kayakers will enjoy vistas of seemingly
endless salt marsh and cabbage palm hammocks
along the state-designated Big Bend Saltwater
Paddling Trail.

Scenic Driving
Roads pass through a variety of natural
communities and offer the exploring driver
opportunities to observe wildlife, wild flowers
and much more on Florida's wild lands.
Camping is prohibited with the exception of
six designated island sites on the Big Bend
Saltwater Paddling Trail for permitted sea
kayakers only. Call (850) 488-5520 for camping
permit information.

Birdwatching has become a popular
hobby in Taylor County.

8-2 Progress 2007 March 30, 2007

Are you looking

for apiece of the

good life?

The salty bite of the Gulf air
assaults your senses while
shimmering blue waters--reflective
of the clear skies above
--dance before your eyes. Cares and
worries waft further and further
away with every new breeze.
Welcome to Taylor County,
home of the longest, unspoiled
coastline in Florida.
Saltgrass beaches give way to
the horizon alongside busy boat
canals which carry thousands of
anglers into the clear waters in
search of a prize catch.
Two distinctive communities--
Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee--
serve as "gateways to the Gulf' in
Collective amenities at Keaton
include a public boat ramp,
boardwalk and beach, as well as a
marina and gift shops.
Steinhatchee, nestled on the
banks of the river from which it
takes its name, is evolving from a
sleepy fishing village to a bustling
blend of full-time residents and
seasonal visitors.
Marinas and restaurants, resorts
and planned communities stand
side-by-side along the winding
Infrastructure improvements
continue to be on-going priorities
for the town as it keeps pace with
an ever-increasing demand.
Every summer, the town's
population grows tenfold with the
opening of scalloping season.
The Steinhatchee Community
Projects Board spearheads a
number of events throughout the
year promoting the area, including
an annual fishing tournament and
river festival.
Steinhatchee Landing, a
showcase of Southern-charm with
its elegant Cracker-style homes,
was the first resort to take
advantage of Steinhatchee's
)-"getaway" charms. It remains
among "the best of the best"
Steinhatchee has to offer.
Newer to the scene is
Steinhatchee Rivergate with its
"Florida Cracker" style homes at
Summer Pointe.
Sunset Place commands a

Utilities are


at the coast
Progress was the name of the
game in 2006 for sewer facilities
along the Taylor County coastline.
The Taylor Coastal Water and
Sewer District held grand opening
ceremonies marking the
completion of Phase 1 of its sewer
processing plant.
According to district officials,
Phase 1 serves some 300 homes at
Keaton Beach, Cedar Island and
Ezell Beach.
In Steinhatchee, the
Steinhatchee Water Association
has moved into the sewer
business, with pipelines in the
ground. Plans are in the works to
cross the river and serve the Jena
community as well.
Both groups have made
applications to state and federal
officials for grant funds to
continue their projects into
additional phases.

picture-perfect view at the
riverhead, where the fresh water
meets the Gulf.
"Coming soon" to the area is a
development that will be
comprised of five riverfront
homes, aptly titled "Riverwalk"
and a new resort called "Gulf
Breeze" boasting "luxury
residences" and a marina.
Also under construction are a
development of luxury residences
going by the name "Smugglers"
and coming soon will be riverside
residences in The Estuary.

Top: An aerial view of Keaton Beach shows the bustling
coastal community from a different perspective. Bottom left:
Hodges Park at Keaton Beach attracts children and adults alike
to its sandy beach and pier. Several boaters pass by on their
way back from a day on the Gulf of Mexico. Bottom right: The
river-side community of Steinhatchee has seen increasing
development over the past several years.




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Several organizations in Taylor
County offer a variety of
recreational opportunities for both
youngsters and adults.
The City of Perry Recreation
Department runs programs year-
round including youth flag and
tackle football as well as baseball
and softball leagues for boys and
girls, ages 5-18.
The city also offers adult softball
for both men and women. The city
operates numerous ball fields and
parks throughout the community

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The Taylor County Sports
,Complex opened its gates to much
'fanfare last September as the Perry
,Soccer Association as well as the
'city flag and tackle football
,leagues began their inaugural
:seasQns at the facility.
Construction began in
iSeptember 2005 on the complex,
:which sports three regulation

as well as a junior olympic
swimming pool.
Hundreds of youngsters are
involved in the Perry Soccer
Association's activities each fall.
Leagues are divided by age groups
starting with five-year-olds.
The volunteer soccer
organization has traditionally
played its games on the Perry Elks
Lodge fields but has now moved to
the new sports complex which
opened in the fall of 2006.
Taylor County has an active 4-H

program that offers a variety of
programs for kids including
summer camps.
New to the community in recent
years is the Upward Basketball
More than 100 youngsters
participated in the 2006-2007
season with plans to increase it
next season.
The Boys & Girls Club
maintains a membership of more
than 500 and offers programs year-

ave a sports complex?

soccer fields along with three
youth league fields.
Also available at the complex
are playgrounds, picnic pavilions
and parking facilities.
With lighting available on all of
the fields, the various leagues were
able to host games further into the
year than they had before as the
days grew shorter.

The Taylor County Commission '
has budgeted some $2 million for I "-
phases two and three of the project. 'r -. i
The money could be enough to "' "-: ."
complete the complex, which will i '
then also contain eight baseball "
diamonds, basketball courts, multi-
use trails, concession stands,
restroom facilities and additional More than 100 youngsters participated in the 2006-07 season of Upward Basketball.
parking lots.

Gym meets draw thousands

Taylor County received several grants from the state for
the sports complex, bringing in several hundred thousand
dollars for the project.

Renowned for its hunting and
fishing, Taylor County, in recent
years, is increasingly becoming
known for another sport:
Beginning in 2004, Taylor
Gymnastics hosted its first
gymnastics meet in Perry.
The event, a national qualifier,
drew approximately 150 gymnasts
to the local area where they
competed, accompanied by fans
and family.
Also in 2004, the Taylor
Gymnastics Booster Club placed a
bid with AAU Gymnastics and was
chosen to host the Fall State
The event drew the same
number of gymnasts, but "we saw

a lot of familiar faces and a few
new ones in town," Booster Club
Vice President Nikki Viola said.
"The regulars said they had to
come back to Perry. One told me,
'Everyone is so nice and friendly.
This has to be a great place- to
In May 2005, Taylor Gymnastics
won yet another bid: a national
"We had to run the meet for two
consecutive days," Viola said. "We
had approximately 250 gymnasts
travel in from all over the state.
The event brought in
approximately 1,000 visitors to the
county, she added.
Taylor Gymnastics bid on a meet
for the 2006 season, but was not

awarded the meet. The reason
given was that "people like to
move around and do not like to
visit the. same area every year,"
Viola said.
Later that year, the club placed a
bid for 2007.
"We heard right away that we
won the February State Qualifier.
We were also told that many gym
owners, coaches and parents were
very disappointed that they did not
have the option of coming to Perry
during the 2006 season," Viola
"Of.course, this boosts your ego,
makes you proud to be a Taylor
Countian and helps you put on a
gym meet that leaves everyone
wanting to come back.

"In the past years Taylor County
has poured out its support in many
"Some through their pockets,
some with a good night's sleep, a
great dinner, right down to a
friendly smile and a simple 'hello,
how are you?'"
Taylor County ultimately
welcomed 350 gymnasts along
with their families, an estimated
1,500 visitors.
The booster club has plans to
continue to grow in years to come.
"It is a lot of hard work, but we
love it and will continue to bid on
upcoming events," Viola said.
"There is no doubt in our minds
that we will win gymnastic meets
again and again."

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In recent years Taylor County
has found itself drenched in more
than just sunlight as cameras roll
on several film- projects filming in
or promoting the area.
The "Hollywood" treatment
began in 2005 with the filming of
"Our Town: Perry," a documentary
about the people, places and
happenings in the community "as
seen through the eyes of those who
live there."
"Our Town" is a WFSU PBS
series that showcases small towns
as local residents film their own
short documentaries. In all, 14
people or groups filmed segments
about a wide variety of topics
around Perry and Taylor County.
The program has also showcased
Thomasville, Ga., Apalachicola,
Panama City/ Bay Area,
Monticello and Marianna.
Last June, the Cracker
Honiestead at Forest Capital State
Park was showcased in an episode
of the History channel program
"Back to the Blueprint."
The show, with host Marty
.Dunham, visits historic homes and
buildings, explaining their past and
The episode, entitled "Cracker
Home," depicted Dunham, along
with Bureau of Recreation and
Parks Construction Specialist
Binion Waters, replacing a log
which was beginning to rot in the
back wall of the corn crib at the
homestead as well as.a rafter in its
By the end of 2006, a 22-minute
promotional video on the natural
attractions of Taylor County began
airing on 119 Public Broadcast
Service (PBS) stations across the
The nine-month project, funded
by the Taylor County Tourism
Development Council (TDC), was
directed by Emmy-award-winner
Leslie M. Gaines, with Dragonfly
Productions in Gainesville.

"I really love Taylor
County. That's one of
the main reasons we
wanted to do this
project. Taylor County
is one of the last truly
natural places left in
Gaines spent weeks traveling
around Taylor County filming
segments for the short film with
topics including fly fishing, bird
watching, the Florida Saltwater
Paddling Trail, the Cracker
Homestead at Forest Capital State
Park and archaeological finds in
the Aucilla river.
"We were very pleased to be
working with such a professional
production company as Dragonfly
Productions and we are looking
forward to using .the finished
project to promote Taylor County,"
TDC Director Dawn Taylor said.
"I really love Taylor County,"

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investigating several cases
involving the roadway. She

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of several subjects covered in a 22-minute promotional
video funded by the Taylor County Tourism Development
Council. The video, directed by Emmy-award winner Leslie
M. Gaines, has aired on 119 Public Broadcast Service (PBS)
stations across the country.

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Gaines said. "That's one of the
main reasons we wanted to do this
project. Taylor County is one of the
last truly natural places left in
In early 2007, Taylor County
truly went Hollywood when
filming began on the independent
feature film, "County Road 14," a
fictional thriller inspired by the
local roadway connecting Shady
Grove and Madison County.
Local producers Eddie Brown Jr.
and Roderick Monroe wrote the
screenplay and Brown is directing.
In the film, Regina Cofax
(played by local talent Paula Ward)
and her husband, Tom (Alex
Wilburn of New York) move back
to Regina's hometown of Perry
after her great aunt dies in a car
accident on County Road 14. Upon
her return, she becomes a homicide

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approve of the pair dredging up the
past. Undaunted, Regina soon
discovers a timeline of accidents
leading back to the murders of a
young girl (played by Perry
resident Emily Newman) and an
old voodoo woman. She becomes
obsessed with the idea of
supernatural entities inhabiting the
roadway, bringing her to the truth
of her own past.
"This fictional film will
represent various local counties
surrounding and including Taylor
County and will showcase local,
regional and national independent
actors," Brown said.
"The film's rating is projected to
be PG-13 due to soft horror
content," he added.
"County Road 14" is slated for a
Fall 2007 release. The movie will
premier at a red-carpet gala in
Tallahassee as well as the Estes
Park Film Festival in Colorado in
Surround Filmworks will
independently distribute the film
nationwide including in Atlanta,
Ga., Chicago, Ill., Houston, Texas,
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What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of young
S" people, ages 5-18, across America
"%. who are learning leadership,
7. citizenship and life skills.
- As one of our nation's oldest, yet
most current organizations, 4-H is
reaching millions of young people
with positive youth development
-- 4-H offers a variety of learning
h experiences through 4-H clubs,
I -.special interest classes, animal
--- projects, school enrichment, day
camps, overnight camp,
.. community service projects and
much more.
4-H began as a simultaneous
S.response to needs throughout the
.. .country, rather than the idea of one
The goal of the program was to
extend agricultural education to
ruralyouth by organizing boys and

girls clubs and through "learning
by doing."
Find out how you can get
involved in 4-H right here in
Taylor County by visiting the
website at

The local chapter of
the Boys & Girls Club
serves an average of
550 students between
the ages of five and 17
annually--and is
working toward
construction of a new
state-of-the-art facility.


Taylor County doesn't just have
one positive place for kids...its has
The local chapter of the Boys &
Girls Club serves an average of
550 students between the ages of
five and 17 annually--and is
working toward construction of a
new st3[eo ?- 1tt-r- ly
Though still in the early
development stages, plans for the
new main club building have
supporters energized.

Club Director Kevin Kidd said
the proposed new facility,
tentatively slated to be located at
the current site of Loughridge Park
off Highway 98, would boast a
two-court gymnasium, a teen
center, a games room, arts and
crafts room, education lab,
computer lab and would also house
the club's central offices.
The program currently services
Taylor County youth at three local
units: Veteran's Park, located at
918 North Washington Street;
Jerkins Branch, at 1201 Martin
Luther King Avenue; and the
Steinhatchee Stingray Unit,
located at the Steinhatchee School.
Programs are offered in six core
service areas including character
and leadership development;
health and life skills; the arts;
sports, fitness and recreation;
education and career development;
and technology.
During the summer months,
each site offers the USDA Summer
Food program in which children
are served a healthy breakfast and
lunch each day at no cost to their
Fund-raising efforts for the club
continue at full-steam-ahead year-
round. Three ways to support the
program that top the list are:
--Utilizing the web search
engine Under
terms of a recent partnership
agreement, the Taylor County Club
will receive one cent for every
search performed (user must select
the Boys & Girls Club of Perry as
the Charity of Choice). Simply
click to
--The club is also working with
former Florida Gators player Doug

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sponsor three golf tournaments this
year benefiting both the Taylor
County club and the Live Oak
chapter. For dates and locations, e-

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A 21 st century library

In the age of reality television
and the internet, Google and, when everyone--
especially children--seems busier

than ever, is there still a place for
the hometown public library?
If you ask Taylor County Public
Library Director Pamela Grigg, the

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"With competition from book
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Community Calendar

Editor's Note: Taylor County is host
to countless organizations whose
members take it upon themselves to
better their community. Below is a list
.of those organizations, including civic
clubs, veteran societies and support
groups, along with their meeting times
and locations. (Meeting times are
subject to change.)
Civic Groups
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon., 7 p.m., main hangar at the Perry/Foley
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's'Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
_ 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed., 7
p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed., noon
(Sept. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport. i.',
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m., courthouse

Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed. 5 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.
Business Network International (B.N.1):
every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m., Hampton Inn.
Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Spout Hut.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Tues., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Miles -of Smiles Clown Alley: first
Thursday, 7 p.m., at 901 North Calhoun St.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat.,.7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation (Yellow
Pine Drummers): holds open monthly
meeting on first Thursday, Golden Corral, 7
p.m. Call 584-9185.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
Quincy Street.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club: first
Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry office,
618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Tues., 5:30 p.m.,
Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday, 1-
5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays, 10

a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
Taylor Residents United for the
Environment (TRUE): first Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
at Hampton Inn.
Taylor County Senior Center: Executive
Board of Directors meeting, third Thursday of
each month.
Support Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public library;
another AA group meets Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays at Serenity
House, 1824 N. Jefferson St. at 8 p.m.
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every ,second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice
office (107 East Green St.).
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon., 9
a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: every Sunday,
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., and
Saturday at noon. All meetings are held at
the St. James Episcopal Church library
located at 1100 West Green Street in
SHARE distribution: third or fourth Sat., 9
a.m., at First United Methodist Church.
The Way: All meetings are held at the Brett
Leland Carlton Serenity House, 1824 N.
Jefferson St. Alcoholics Anonymous,
Monday and Thursdays, 8 p.m.; The Way,
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 7 p.m.
AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center Street.
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Sons of AMVETS: second Tuesday, 7
p.m., AMVETS post, located at 2499 Woods
Creek Road.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at 1159 Roberts Aman Road, 7
p.m. For information, please call 584-5346.
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).

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As she tells it, it's not a matter of
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mean necessarily changing what a
library is, she adds, but using
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more efficiently and with the
ability to reach more people than
ever before.
It's a process that's hardly new.
Almost a decade ago, the library
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Since then, the library has added
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home via the internet. For the past
year, library patrons with laptop
computers and wireless adapters
have been able to connect to the
Through a partnership with the
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state archives, databases and
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come to play, look no further; you
are there.
Taylor County gets prominent
mention in the region called
Nature's Coast, which extends
from Wakulla County. to Pasco
County, and is described as
"Florida's natural theme park."
Each year, the listing of
attractions in Nature's Coast grows.
This year, Tayloi County is gaining
notoriety for being one of the best
fly fishing destinations in the state.
Shallow, undeveloped coastlines
are ideal for fly fishing and Taylor
County can accommodate those
Ample bird watching
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tourists to this region, according to
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articles and Florida history,
including the Florida Memory
Many of these archives, Grigg
said, have high costs for
individuals, but are free to library
patrons. They can also be accessed
from home by logging in using
one's library card number.
"I'm truly proud of what is
offered through the electronic
library," Grigg said.
She points out that not as many
people have home access to .the
internet as people think.
"We assume that everyone has
the internet, but they don't," she
said, adding that many people visit
the library to check their e-mail.
The library also has a new Web
site, which Grigg says she hopes
tiat 'f tfie. wiltb vonsideredme''
"virtual library branch."
,As technology grows more
mainstream and prices drop,
smaller libraries will be more able
to make use of the resources that a
few years ago were only available
to large institutions.
One possible addition is a "self-
checkout" station.
"A lot of libraries are installing
the stations and they're pretty
popular," Grigg said. "Plus it saves
staffs time."
The library is also examining
several services which provide e-
books, which could be
downloaded by patrons for a
limited time to their home
Grigg said she is considering
ways to use the internet to better
involve the community, including
the possibility of online book
discussion groups as well as
automatic announcements of new
books and overdue notices through
.Not that everything has to be
state-of-the-art to add something
extra to the library. Grigg is also
considering a service called "dial-
a-story" in whichrpeople can call
and listen to short three-minute
stories over the phone.
One of the most important
benefits of libraries, however, has
been the "human factor," she said,
whether it was simply guiding
someone to a good book to helping
students find the resources they
need for a report.
"Today it's even more
important," she added.
With everything available
online "we spend time gathering
good sites."
"We're here. to help guide
people. I see kids on the
computers using Google as a
source for their reports. We can
show them good sites that are
And what about books?
"People are still reading," Grigg
said. "Libraries are still busy, but
they are recreating themselves.
Newer libraries are trying new
designs, adding community areas
to appeal to what people like about
bookstores. Some are even adding
It might be that community
connection, she added, that draws
people to a small-town library.
"In a small community, a library
has so much to offer."
Even if it's as simple as helping
somebody to find a good book.

paradise--thanks to its diverse
collection of habitats, migration
routes and the remaining state-
owned, undeveloped wilderness,"
she said.
Another new attraction, however,
is the St. Mark's paddling trail
designed for canoers and kayakers.
This five-mile trek along the Taylor
County coastline is mapped out
with campground facilities
.Maps are available through the
Chamber of Commerce, and "are

certainly recommended for
individuals before making this
venture," Taylor said.
Taylor County is also "on the
map" for:
*Keaton Beach and its pristine
coast, as well as Steinhatchee Falls
and its natural grandeur;
Forest Capital Museum and the
Cracker Homestead which look
"backward to Florida's early days";
*Hagen's Cove, the Aucilla River
State Canoe Trail, Hodges Park at
Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee

Park for picnics and family fun.
The Calendar of Events,
published by Nature's Coast, also
*the Optimist Club Fishing
Tournament at Keaton Beach in
*the Florida Forest Festival in
October of each year;
Scallop Season which extends
through July and August, and
attracts visitors who book
accommodations a year in

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spectacular sunsets of the Gulf of
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Taylor County's stunning
patriotic showpiece--Veterans
Memorial Park--boasts an inviting
fountain plaza, winding walkways
and towering memorials honoring
all who have justly earned the
honor and respect due their service
to the red, white and blue.
Dedication ceremonies will be

held Memorial Day and will mark
the end of a long journey for the
volunteers and supporters who
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and private donations, the park is
sure to be a beacon for visitors at
its North Jefferson Street location.
Marble benches sit in front of
monuments paying tribute to
World War I, World War II, Korea,
Vietnam and the War on Terror,
and offer a welcome spot for quiet
Local veterans are being
honored through block memorials
inscribed with individual names
and service dates.
This park is dedicated
in memory of all
veterans who served
honorably in the armed
forces of the United
States of America.
A commanding black marble
monument pays tribute to Tayloro
County veterans who have died in
A 'bronze eagle statute, donated
by the Perry Police Department,
adds yet another element of
patriotic pride to the park, while a
POW/MIA monument stands as a
silent reminder of those "never

A Memorial-Day dedication is planned for Veterans Memorial Park.

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including: City Park, Jerkins Park,
Loughridge Park, Gerald Walker
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Memorial Park, Folsom Park,
Baker Park and Brence Hendry
Park. '
One of the'newest additions to
the list is Heritage Park, a passive
park with a walking path located
off Julia Street.
Forest Capital State Park offers
sheltered picnic areas and a
playground, adjacent to Forest
Capital State Museum.
In the county, look for
playgrounds at Southside Park
and the Taylor County Sports
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Florida Forest Festival regns in October

Forestry's roots run deep in
Taylor County and every October
the entire community turns out to
celebrate the industry's
accomplishments and contributions.
Now in its 52nd year, the Florida
Forest Festival has branched out to
become .a statewide attraction with
visitors numbering up to 25,000.
-This year's tree-riffic two-day

festival will be held Friday, Oct.
26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, at the
aptly-named Forest Capital Park.
Featured events include the
"World's Largest Free Fish Fry,"
King Tree Parade, forestry
competitions, live entertainment,
arts and crafts, an antique car show
and living history demonstrations
at Forest Capital State Museum.

Admission is free.
A month-long series of events
lead up to the big day, including
the naming of the Florida Forest
Festival Junior Miss, and Little,
King and Little Queen.
For more information about the
52nd annual Florida Forest
Festival, contact the festival office
at 584-TREE (8733).

Taylor County leads the state

Forestry is king in Taylor County. The largest agricultural industry in the State of Florida,
forestry is the largest employer in the county. Each October, the community gathers together
to celebrate forestry with the Florida Forest Festival.

Homestead is a window to the past

When Wiley Washington
Whiddon built his home in the
wilds of Taylor County in 1864, he
had no idea that a century later the
building would become the focal
point of a local and state effort to
create Florida's first museum
dedicated to forestry.
Whiddon was born-in Tattriall
County, Ga., in 1816 and married
Sarah DeCausey. They later moved
to Taylor County and many of their
descendants still live here today.
After Gov. Hayden Burns
declared Taylor County the "Tree
Capital of the South" in 1965,
plans were hatched to create a
complex dedicated to the history
and promotion of forestry and the
forests of Florida.
. Jim Southerland, then chairman
of the Taylor County Development
Authority, spearheaded the project,
but funding did not appear until

1971 .when the state cabinet
allocated $120,000 for the project.
The development authority
donated the land that is now Forest
Capital State Park. At the time, it
was part of the airport complex.
The idea sparked many in Taylor
County, both individuals' and
businesses, to donate materials,
artifacts and money to help bring
the museum to fruition.
Later that year, Grace Gibson,
widow of State Senator L. P.
Gibson, donated the Whiddon
homestead) located approximately
15 miles west of Perry; for a
"Cracker Complex" at the
The. house has two rooms
separated by a breezeway. Porches
run the front and back of its 60-
foot length.
The park was officially
dedicated during, the 1972 Florida

Forest Festival with Lt. Governor
Tom Adams and Secretary of State
Dick Stone officiating.
Construction began soon thereafter
on 'the museum portion of the
complex, but money dried up for
the restoration of the homestead.
While it took several more years
to finish the restoration of the
homestead, by 1978, the complex
was finished and the dream of so
many had come true.
One-hundred and forty-two
years 'after Wiley Washington
Whiddon built his home and 35
years after the project was
officially announced, Forest
Capital State Museum and the
cracker homestead are still an
important part of Florida's forestry
industry and Taylor County's long'
and storied history.
Forest Capital State Park is
located on Hwy. 19 in Perry.

It is not difficult to see the
impact the forestry industry has on
Taylor County, the "Tree Capital of
the South."
In 2005, however, a new study
published by the Florida Forestry

Association and the University of
Florida showed just how large an
impact it is, not only for Taylor
County, but for the entire state.
Forestry is the largest
agricultural industry in Florida,

The Cracker Homestead at Forest Capital.State Museum.

greater than even citrus, the study
In addition, Taylor County has
the highest economic output within
the forestry industry of any county
in the state.
Florida's forest products had a
total economic output above $16.5
billion in 2003. In Taylor Cqunty
that number was $1.94 billion,
giving it the largest output in the
state. Miami-Dade County
followed with $1.89 billion and
Duval County was in third with
just over $1.7 billion.
The forestry industry and related
fields are also credited with 7,700
jobs in Taylor County.
"Citizens in North Florida
understand first-hand the
importance of forests and forestry
to our local economies," said Dan
Simmons of Buckeye, Florida.
"This study .documents in a
systematic way the benefits of
forests to the total state economy.
From every perspective, trees are
important to our well being.
"The people who plant and
nurture trees in Taylor County can
be especially proud that after 100
years of sustained production,
Taylor County forests continue to
have a major economic impact," he

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Buckeye, Florida, shown from above, is the leading employer in Taylor County with some
643 employees.

Manufacturers employ hundreds in Taylor

Several major private sector
employers call Taylor County
home, producing goods ranging
from cellulose to aluminum tool
Buckeye, Florida, is the leading
employer with some 643
employees, followed by Martin
Electronics, Inc. (243), Gilman

Taylor County businesses using
the Florida Enterprise Zone
Program (FEZP) received a total of
$330,000 in incentives in 2006,
County Extension Director Clay
Olson said.
Incentives averaged some
$200,000 per year when the
program started in 1997, but the
totals have topped $300,000 for the
past two years, he added.
The state recently extended the
program for an additional 10 years.
Following the net ban in 1996,
then State Representative Allen
Boyd was instrumental in getting
legislation passed to designate
eight additional state, enterprise
zones for net ban affected
communities, with Taylor County
being one.
"The Zone is basically a way for
businesses to recoup sales tax paid
on building materials and business

Building Products (127) and
United Welding Services (140).
Doctors' Memorial Hospital has
a staff of more than 250.
Snack food manufacturer Lance
Foods has 90 employees; Nature
Coast Medical Center fields a staff
of 85.
RDS \Manufacturing and'

Zone raises
equipment," said Olson. "It can
also be used to generate a job tax
credit, again thken against sales
tax or Florida corporate taxes
The FEZP was enacted to
provide companies who are willing
to invest in "productive business
enterprises located in severely
distressed areas, with appropriate
tax benefits and regulatory relief,"
added Olson.
Local businesses which have
used the program to date include
RDS, American Aluminum,
Buckeye, Gilman Building
Products, Winn Dixie, Save-a-Lot,
Citizens Bank, Capital City Bank,'
Sport-Craft, Lance, CDI, Lynn
Construction, Weiss Building
Products, Pizza Hut,-DeYoung and
Dickey Construction, Steinhatchee
Landing, Sea Hag Marina,
Chaparral Inn, Days Inn, Ware Oil,

American Aluminum Accessories
also specialize in aluminum
projects, employing 100 and 50
In the public sector, major
employers include the county, city,
the Taylor County School District
and Taylpr Correctional

Hampton Inn, Timberland Ford,
Badcock Furniture, South House,
Clark Oil, McDonalds, Subway,
CVS, Cato's, Rosehead, United
Welding, Wal-Mart, Ugly Boats, as
well as those private individuals
doing home renovations or
new construction located in the
,Olson said that Taylor County
receives more state incentives than
"most rural counties and a lot of
highly populated counties."
To date, the state has designated
53 enterprise zones.
Workshops are held at the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce monthly for those
interested in finding out how to
take advantage of Zone incentives,
determining eligibility and
detailing the application process.
For more information, please
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Doctors' Memorial Hospital serves county

Protecting and serving
The City of Perry Fire Department and Taylor County
Fire/Rescue are joined by several volunteer units to protect
residents and visitors in case of accidents, fires or other

Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH) is a 48-bed facility
providing healthcare services .to
the residents of Taylor and
surrounding counties.
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Last year, Doctors' Memorial
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Two 24-hour advance life
support units (ALS) stand ready at
all times; for the beaches area, the
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facility in the spring of 2003,
featuring a six-bed intensive care
unit and a 39-bed medical/surgical
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private rooms, four operating

suites and a 20-exam room
emergency room. .
the 96,000-square-foot hospital
offers some of the latest
technology available in the
healthcare field today.

DMH is one of Taylor County's
largest employers, with a staff of
more than 250 health care
The hospital is located on Hwy.
19 just north of Ash Street.

Doctors' Memorial Hospital (DMH) is a 48-bed facility providing healthcare services to the
residents of Taylor and surrounding counties.

County's 911 system continues to advance

Taylor County has had 911
service since 1985 and has
continued to upgrade and improve
the system as the needs of the
community increase and
technology improves.
Taylor County Sheriffs Office is
able to provide a "Community
Bulletin Board" system which
allows the citizens of the county to

call and receive a pre-recorded
message concerning items such as
evacuation orders during a
tropical storm/hurricane, school
closures as a result of such
evacuations, etc.
This past year, the county was
able to solve a problem facing
Steinhatchee residents for decades,
allowing 911 calls made from the

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Doctors' Memorial Hospital
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Florida to have its own "critical
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when its AirMedic One helicopter
began serving the Big Bend area in
Since then, the fleet has
expanded to include an additional
airmedic helicopter stationed at the
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement
Academy in Quincy.
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agendas, minutes and supporting packets, as well as information about
building permits and regulations, code enforcement and social services.
Audio recordings of past commission meetings are also available.
According to Management Information Systems Director Bobby L.
Lewis, the goal is to provide access to this information so the public
will be better informed.
The site also provides information for citizens and visitors to Taylor
County including population growth and tax information. Plans are in
the works for an interactive map of Taylor County to be added to the
Also available is the Taylor C6unty Storin Center where citizens can
view current emergency information related to Taylor County. When
the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated, such as during a
hurricane, county personnel will provide updates to the storm center
online. Disaster preparation information can also be downloaded from
this location.

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Education is priority one for the
Taylor County School District,
which strives to provide an equal
opportunity for all children to
reach their maximum potential and
acquire the knowledge, skills,
values and attitudes needed to
become contributing citizens.
More than 4,000 students attend
public schools in Taylor County.
The district offers a comprehensive
curriculum structured to meet the
needs of all students.
"Our slogan, Education is
Priority One, reminds us that our
primary responsibility is to provide
a quality education that will enable
each student to reach his or her
potential," Supeiintendent of
Schools Oscar M. Howard Jr. said.
On-line access to the district is
found at
District offices are located in the
Alton H. Wentworth
Administrative Complex at 318
North Clark Street. New
enrollments may call (850) 838-
Schools and programs operated
by the district include:
Head Start is a, federally-
funded early childhood program
that is "Touching Futures Today."
It offers a "developmentally
appropriate curriculum conducive
to active learning." Additionally,
comprehensive services are
provided in the areas of health,
nutrition, social services, parent
involvement, mental health,
disabilities and a dental program.
Eric Scott is the director, and the
school's phone number is (850)
Pre-K provides a
developmentally appropriate
program for children birth through
four years of age. The program
offers a stimulating, safe
environment for children to
explore through active
involvement, and their curriculum
is based on the Florida School
Readiness Performance Standards
and theme-related activities.
Sharon Hathcock is the
coordinator, and the school's phone
number is (850) 838-2535.
Perry Primary School:
Educating Taylor County's
children from kindergarten
through second grade, the Perry
Primary School family is
committed to producing confident,
self-directed learners in a highly
motivating, student-centered

environment that nurtur,-
children's natural development.
George Clayton is the principal,
and the school's phone number is
(850) 838-2506.
Taylor County Elementary
School: This is Taylor County's
newest school, housed in a state-
of-the-art campus. TCES combines
the latest in technology with
experienced, dedicated teachers to
prepare its students for a successful
future. Jan Walker is the principal,
and the school's phone number is
(850) 838-2530.
Steinhatchee School: Students
in kindergarten through eighth
grade who live in the rural
Steinhatchee community are
served by this school. Steinhatchee
School is home of the Stingrays,
and is committed to providing a

positive, safe and orderly
environment where all students are
empowered to be lifelong learners.
Sylvia Ivey is the principal, and the
school's phone number is (352)
Taylor County Middle
School: Recent recipients of
multiple large technology grants
and a "B" as a school grade, TCMS
is a school of which the district is
very proud. The school motto is
"All Students Can Succeed!" Paul
Dyal is the principal, and the
school's phone number is (850)
Taylor County High School:
TCHS is home of the Bulldogs,
Taylor County's pride and joy.
Preparing students for the future
by offering challenging classes and
dual-enrollment courses through a

partnership with North Florida
Community College, education is
said to be "Priority 1." Michael
Thompson is the principal, and the
school's phone number is (850)
Taylor Technical Institute:
TTI lives its motto--"Developing
Tomorrow's Workforce Through
Technology"--by using technology
to meet educational needs that
have been identified by students,
business, industry and the
community. The school serves
primarily to prepare prospective
employees in their chosen vocation
by using equipment, processes,
and techniques similar to those
used in business and industry. Ken
Olsen is the director, and the
school's phone number is 850-838-

Laptop computers were assigned to Taylor County High School freshmen during the 2006-
07 school year as part of a pilot program to integrate computers into the learning experience.

WNow class, open your laptops'

Taylor County was one of 11
laptop projects during the 2006-07
school year as part of LIFT 21
(Laptop Initiative for Learning
21st Century Skill).
By the time school started, both
student and teacher laptops were in
place, the classrooms had been
retrofitted and the wireless
environment was operational.
"Teachers were eager to utilize
the ipevAeteduoationaklrtoolsilin the.
classroom, reshaping the nature of
instructional learning," Chris
Olson said. "The laptop initiative
provides the Taylor County School

District with an unprecedented
opportunity to reform teaching
practices by moving away from
teacher-centered, text-book driven
methods, to student-centered
project-based learning. The laptops
are enabling our students to
become active learners,
researching, exploring areas of;
interest, collaborating with others
across the room and across the
,globe." .
According to teachers, the. major
changes in the classroom include
students gaining a marketable skill
by learning how to use the

Microsoft office suite.
The teacher is more of a
facilitator, resulting in a student
that is highly motivated and much
more creative when using laptops
for assignments.
Student comments reflect a very
positive attitude toward the laptop
initiative with the highlights being
increased productivity, enjoying
research on the internet, being able
to create PowerPoint presentations
that include virtual l tours of
researched subjects and being able
to share that -with the class, school
officials stated.

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Taylor Technical Center: working vith business

Taylor Technical Center works
with business, industry and the
community in promoting
economic development in the face
of an ever-changing workforce.
Study programs include:
--Automotive: After successfully
completing this program, the
student will be able to demonstrate
an understanding of automotive
mechanics, apply electrical and
electronic skills in diagnosing/
troubleshooting malfunctions of
electrical/electronic components,
demonstrate proficiency in
servicing steering, suspension and
wheel systems, servicing
automotive brake systems,
servicing cooling air conditioning
and heating services, and
demonstrating employability skills.
--Business Technology: The
Business Technology Department
currently offers three courses for
students to choose from that
include: administrative assistant,
accounting operations and medical
administrative specialist.
--Carpentry: This program is
designed to prepare students for
employment as construction
carpenters and to provide
supplemental training for person
previously or currently employed
in' the occupation.
--Cosmetology: Upon
completion : of this program,
students will be able to apply
proper laboratory practice, perform
hair shampooing, identify and
perform scalp treatments, .hair
shaping and hair styling, identify
and prepare wigs and hair pieces,
identify and perform permanent
waving/chemical hair restructuring

New terminal '
The Perry-Foley Airport, which
once was a World War II Army Air
Corps training base, now sports a
brand new terminal building.
The new terminal was
constructed to withstand and
remain operational during
Category 5 hurricane' winds. The
building includes a conference
facility for up to 50 people.
The project was funded by a
$350,000 grant from the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) Aviation Division.
The terminal, however, is just
the latest in a series of
- improvements 1o the airport. In

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demonstrate beauty salon
management skills and have key
employability skills.
--Electrical: Designed to
prepare students for employment
as industrial /electricians,
instrument mechanics, process
controll technicians, operators,
equipment installers or
construction electricians, this
program also provides
supplemental training for persons
previously or currently employed
in these areas.
--Millwright: The focus of this


As the year 2006 came to a
close, Perry Newspapers, Inc.,
began a new tradition of printing
excellence for the Taylor County
The installation of a low-profile,
four-high News King printing
tower remanufactured by
Robertson Press Machinery Co. of
Joplin, Mo., now gives the
newspaper printing capabilities
enjoyed mainly by larger
"Our entire staff is excited about
the new printing equipment and
what it will mean to our readers,.
and customers," Publisher Don
Lincoln said.
The installation of the printing
press took about two weeks. It
followed recent upgrades in other
equipment that allow for color
separations to be done by
computer rather than manually.

shines' at airport
2005, the airport's aprons were
Early in 2006, a new Automated
Weather Observation System
(AWOS) was completed at the
airport. The system provides
current weather observations 24
hours a day without' human
involvement. t
Pilots may obtain, therweather
and flight conditions via radio
communications several miles
from Perry. Residents may reach
the system by calling 838-3526.
The airport features three 5,000-
foot rqnnaN'-s and aviation fuel

program is to prepare students for
employment as millwright,
maintenance mechanics,
T'cbhi'e'.ry erectors or to provide
supplemental training for
individuals previously or currently
employed in these occupations.
--Patient Care: Targeting
students to prepare for careers as
advanced nursing assistants, health
care technicians, patient care
assistants, nursing aides and
orderlies, the programs also ready
home health aide students for
employment as health care
technicians or to provide

supplemental training for persons
previously or currently employed
in any of these occupations.
--Welding: This program is
designed to prepare students for
employment as welders, cutters or
combination welders', and to
provide supplemental training for
persons previously or currently
employed in any of these
Additional courses include high
school completion, GED, SNAP
and vocational prep.
To learn more about what TTI
has for you, call (838-2545.

boast 162 years of service

Perry Newspapers, Inc.,.
publishes the Taco Times on
Wednesday and the Perry News-
Herald on Fridays, both offering
county-wide coverage 'of
governmental meetings, school
activities, sports and events of
community concern.

The newspapers have a paid
circulation of more than 5,000.
Perry Newspapers, Inc. now has
a website offering general
information for readers at
News items for publication may
be submitted via e-mail to
You may contact the newspaper
office at (850) 584-5513 Monday
through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. To transmit a FAX, please
call (850) 838-1566.
The newspaper's physical
address is 123 S. Jefferson St. in
the downtown district.
The Taco Times was founded in
1961. The Perry News-Herald
was established in 1889.
Together,. the award-winning
publications have a combined
162 years of covering Taylor

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Religious .



While Baptist churches influence. The Presbyterian,
outnumber those of other Episcopal and Catholic
denominations, Taylor County denominations are also represented
offers a variety of worship here, along with Jehovah's
opportunities for those who seek Witnesses, Church(es) of Christ,
them. Church(es) of God, Seventh Day
There are 18 member churches Adventists and AME
of the Taylor Baptist Association, congregations.
but in the immediate downtown Beyond their stated church
area, both the Baptists and the missions, these congregations also
Methodists have a dominant work together to provide food

baskets at holidays, staff the
Father's Storehouse (founded by
First Baptist Church) and provide
healthy food through the SHARE
network, while also contributing
manpower and funding to Relay
For Life, the March of Dimes,
Refuge House, the Boys and Girls
Club, Gideons International and
the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, to name a few.

Stained glass windows and cypress beams' envelope
worshippers at St. James Episcopal Church on Green Street.

How s the weather

down there?

Well, it's just great. In Taylor
County, the annual average
temperature is 68.5 degrees.
Hot or cold?
,Yes, it gets hot in the summer
but the Gulf of Mexico runs the
entire length of the county
providing coolinA breezes in the
summer and moderating ones in
the cooler months. In addition to
boasting 70 miles of coastline,
Taylor County also has a
abundance of springs, lakes and
As for snow, it's a rarity in North

Report a crime,

receive a reward
Taylor County has become a
part of the region-wide Big Bend
Crime Stoppers organization and
criminals should beware.
Crime Stoppers offers cash
rewards for tips that help solve
crimes while allowing callers to
remain anonymous.
,,Anyone with information
regarding a crime may call toll
free 1-888-876-TIPS. Anonymous
rewards are offered up to $1,000.


new homes

MainStreet Perry hopes to
provide "Homes, Sweet Homes"
for eligible families in the
; At the urging of MainStreet, the
Perry City Council agreed to
convey eight city lots located at
the end of Julia Street (on
Veteran's Drive) for the program.
Qualified participants include
those with moderate-to-low
incomes as well as first-time home
"Every dollar spent on a home
mortgage returns $6 to the local
economy--so this is about both
community development and
economic development," said
MainStreet Program Facilitator
Clay Olson.
The city is clearing the land, and
once complete, the initiative will
be ready for construction, he
For more information about the
program, contact Olson at 838-

Nursing and


center in Perry.
Perry is home to a 120-bed
nursing and rehabilitation center,
known as Marshall Health and
Rehabilitation Care.
The center's emphasis is on
"comprehensive rehabilitation,-
and quality, post-acute care, as
well a long-term elder care
Marshall Health and
Rehabilitation Care is located at
207 Marshall Drive, and has an
active Family Council which
oversees special activities for

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children here long for a "Snow
Dry or wet?
Rainfall averages range from
2.61 inches in January to 8.36
inches in July, for a total of some
50 inches of rainfall by year-end.


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At Taylor Energy Center, we'll do a lot more than

generate power-we'll generate jobs.

Job creation and economic development are important to Taylor County residents. This is something we've heard
often since announcing our proposed electrical power plant, and it's why we're proud to say we'll generate more than
electricity at the Taylor Energy Center.
In faCNthe plant will create skilled manufacturing jobs with excellent pay and benefits. And we're committed to
maximizing local hiring. We're working with local organizations, such as the Taylor Technical Institute, Employment
Connections and North Florida Community College, in preparation for training and job placement.
Employment during the four-year construction period will peak at 1,500 jobs. Permanent staffing will begin during the
construction period. And once the plant begins operation, there will be 180 full-time jobs. With an average annual
salary for operating positions of more than $55,000, these jobs will represent nearly $10 million in annual salaries.
The Taylor Energy Center will contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy over the life of the plant.
And according to an independent economic assessment, for every job created at Taylor Energy Center, almost two
more jobs will be created in Taylor County.
All of this translates into better job opportunities for Taylor County residents and a stronger Taylor County economy.
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The Flqnda State Bluegrass Festival, held the first weekend in April, draws thousands of fans from across the country.

Tou rsts welcome A..

green trees

The Florida State Bluegrass Festival has
become something of a lucky charm among
bluegrass performers--for the past three
years, every'headlining band for this event
has gone on to win IMBA's coveted
"Entertainer of the Year" award.
This year will prove to be no exception,
with the top-billed "The Grascals" already laying claim to the title for
The two-day event, now in its fifth year, will be held April 6 and 7 at
Forest Capital Park. On-site camping is at ailable and weekend passes are,
just $10.
Sharii'ng the line-up are some of the most sought-after bluegrass artists
today--the U.S. Navy Band Country Current, Valerie Smith and Liberty
Pike, Ernie Evans, Melissa King and Phatgrass, Swinging Bridge, 'Bits o
Grass and the Bluegrass Parlor Band.
The event is also host to the state music competition finals, held
Saturday morning.
The festival was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music
Association (IMBA) as "Best Event of the Year" in 2006.
Get your toes tapping and call (850) 584-5366 for tickets. Visit on-line

The Tourism Development
Council (TDC), funded through
local bed tax revenue, was
restructured in 2006 to become a
grant agency to -.- p local
organizations and 4. ent. with
marketing funds. ..,
The events which received funds
from TDC in 2006 include: .:.
Florida State Bluegrass
Festival: The event is held
annually the first weekend in April.
It fills up local motel rooms,
campgrounds and restaurants. The
festival shows an annual economic
impact of more than $1.5 million
in revenue to the count\.
Florida Forest Festival: This
signature event is held annually the
fourth Saturday in October. The
event has celebrated county's
forestry community for 52 years,
recognizing the largest industry in
Taylor County. The economic
impact for this etent is more than
$1 million during the festival.
Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass
Festival: This event 'thich
debuted in 2006)6 will be held

annually thn first weekend in
October following the example set
by the Florida State Bluegrass
Festival. In 2006, the event served,
as a benefit concert for performer
Ernie Thacker, who was injured in
a car accident. In 2007, the event
will serve as a benefit for the
March of Dimes. The festival
generated an impact of the area of
$500,000, which is expected to
increase as it grows.
Optimist Club Fishing
Tournament: The tournament,
held annually in May and
coordinated by the Optimist Club


of Perry, has grown each year with
the help of' TDC's financial
support. The tournament brings
hundreds of anglers to the area for
several days, creating an economic
impact of well more than
$750,000, filling up motels,
campgrounds and marinas as well
as gas stations and restaurants.
Steinhatchee Fishing
Tournament: Held annually iir
March, the TDC has financially
supported this event for the last
several years, helping itto grow.
Filling up motels in the
Steinhatchee area and Kefton
Beach, this tournament has shown
a significant economic impact of
$400,000 to the local economy.
Gold Wing Rider
Convention: Another new event in
2006 for the Taylor County area,
the convention will be held in
September each year. It filled up
motel rooms, Qampgrounds and
restaurants as well as 'local gas
stations and retail stores for more
than a week, creating an economic
impact well over $1.5 million.

heritage Pavilion
Five years of planning and re-planning, along with sweat and tears, camrri, to fruition in
March at Forest Capital State Park as the Perry Rotary Club joined together with its
community partners to celebrate the dedication of Heritage Pavilion. A bronze plaque will soon
be attached to the structure, acknowledging the project's supporters including Buckeye,
Florida, the Florida Forest Festival, Foley Timber and Land, the Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners and the Taylor County Tourism Development Council. "Today is the day we
officially place the community Heritage Pavilion into public service for citizens and visitors
of Taylor County," said. Rotarian Dan Simmons, who managed the project for the club.


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The proposed

Magnolia Bay Marina

and Resort will be a modern public : 1tkl^

access destination resort for Taylor County,

its visitors, citizens, and recreational boaters to enjoy.

This development will bring many economic benefits to Taylor

County. The state and federal permit applications address all environmental


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concerns while improving water quality in the area.

Improvements to the Keaton Beach channel and other

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March 30, 2007

Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce


Accounting & Tax Service
H & R Block
Mr. Byrum Whitfield
Waters & Co., P.A.
Mr. M.N. Waters
La-har Advertising
Mr. Loyd Childeree
Air Conditioning
Lee Heating & A/C
Mr. Alvin Lee Jr.
McGuire Heating & A/C
Mr. Walter McGuire
Albums Supplies
Creative Memories
Suezette Stephens
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Aluminum Products
Aluminum Marine Products
Mr. Paul Fouche
[kDS Manufacturing
Mr. Jody Roberts
Gulf Coast Fabricators
Mr. Fred Morgan Jr.
Prevatt's Wayside
Ms. Mary Ann Prevatt
Southern Villa/Woodridge Apt.
Perry, FL 32347
Barry A. Wilson AIA

Mr. Barry Wilson
Mr. Conrad Bishop
Mr. Gregory Parker
Mr. Cline Moore
Blue & Byers, PLLC
Mr. Bill Blue
Smith & Smith
Mr. Michael Smith
Auto Body
Bennett's Auto Body
Mr. Lee Bennett
Auto Body Repair
Mauldin's Collision Clinic
*Mr. Rhett Mauldin
Auto Repair
Keith's Auto Repair
Keith Wynn
Auto Restoration-
Motorvations FL
Mr. Lloyd Chute
Auto Sales
Tallahassee Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Mr. Pete Barnett
Thomas Chevrolet
Mr. Cal Thomas
Auto Sales/Service
Timberland Ford
Mr. Brett Falicon

Auto Sales-Used Cars
Auto Trading Post
Mr. James Box
Auto Supply
NAPA Auto Parts
Mr. Billy Grant
Automobile Sales
Gulf Coast Auto Wholesale, Inc.
Mr. Tony Brown
Automotive Repair
Marvin's Automotive Repair
Mr. Marvin Sneed
Gator Motors & Extreme RPM
Ms. Darla Gatewood
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Banking Institution
Capital City Bank
Ms. Sue Everett
Citizens Bank of Perry
Mr. Roger Brooks
Ms. Amy Cooper

Barber Shop
Perry Barber Shop
Mrs. Hiller
Beach Houses
Panhandle Vacation Rentals
Ms. Aimee Faulkner
Beach Houses/Condos
Great Rentals Panhandle Vacation
Ms. Aimee Faulkner
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Summer Sands Rental
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Seine Asylum II
Judy Ferguson
Beverage Sales/Coke
Coca Cola Bottling Co.
Mr. Doug May
Beverage Sales/Pepsi
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Plant Manager
Jim Hartman's Forge

Jim Hartman
Boats & Trailers
Jack's Boats & Trailers
Mr. Waymond Carroll
Big Bend Marine
Mr. Fred Morgan, Jr.
Book Store
The Book Mart
Ms. Polly Waller
Building Contractor
Craft Industries, Inc.
Betty Craft
Weiss True Value Building Center
Mr. Karl Weiss
Building Supplies
Cashway Building Products
Mr. Bud Helm
Business Journal
Business Matters
Mr. Jay Horton

Business Training
BNI of Perry/Taylor
Mr. Scott Beech.
Cable Television
Comcast Cablevision'
Claire Evans
Campground Park
KOA Campground
Ms. Sue Billington
Campground RV
Old Pavilion RV Park & Camp
Ms. Lynn Aibejeris
Carpet Cleaning
Tree Capital Cleaning
Mr. Don Hines
J.M. Carpet
Mr. James Musselwhite
Catering & Banquet Hall
Made to Order Catering Service
Mr. Thomas F. Matheny, Sr.
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Photos, Frames

& Trophies


Cop), & Restoration
Tropbies & Plaquaes
Plastic EpOraving

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Family Portraits

Len & Feebee Houck. owners
Ann Hudson, photographer
Mon. Fri. 9-00-5-30 closed Sat.
102 E. Main St. PerryFl.
(850) 584-6979

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