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State and local officials are
keeping an eye on a storm
system expected to move
through the area this weekend,
bringing with it the potential
for strong or severe weather
Saturday, with rain totals of one
or two inches possible.
According to the National
Weather Service, the front will
move eastward today (Friday)
out of Western Texas toward the
Gulf of Mexico. As this system
moves further eastward, an area
of low pressure is expected to
develop and intensify across
the Gulf of Mexico. This
developing low pressure area
will pull warm moist Gulf air
into the region early in the
While the probability of some
much needed rainfall from this
system is high, the potential for
severe weather is much more
uncertain, forecasters said.
Some of the computer models
indicate a more significant
severe weather potential than
As of Thursday, the forecast
called for a 60 percent chance
of rain today and Saturday, with
highs in the mid to low 70s
and lows near 60 through the
School board outlines
The Taylor County .SchQL
Board will hold the following
meetings ,on Tuesday, Feb. 21:
a legal meeting at 5 p.m. (this
meeting is closed to the public);
a workshop session at 5:30
on transportation costs; and a
regular board meeting at 6.
The workshop and regular
meeting are open to the public
and will be held at the Alton
H. Wentworth Administrative
The Tuesday, March 6, regular
school board meeting will be
held at Steinhatchee School,
1209 Southeast First Ave., in
Steinhatchee. This is the only
meeting scheduled in March.
Library offering free
Free beginner computer
classes and e-reader classes
will be held at the Taylor County
Public Library beginning
Wednesday, Feb. 29, and
following each Wednesday thru
The computer classes will be
held from 10:30 to 11: 30 a.m.
with a questions and answers
following from 11:30 to 12 noon.
The e-reader classes will run
from 1 to 1:30 p.m. with questions
and answers following.
Call the library at 838-3512 to
sign up for the classes. Limited
space is available.
Simmons to speak
Dan Simmons will be the
guest speaker at Monday night's
meeting of the Taylor County
He will discuss the history of
Buckeye's move to Perry,
The meeting will begin at
7 p.m. A board of directors
meeting will be held at 6 p.m.
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On 'Move to Perry' incentives
council, appraiser at odds?
In a rare display of public
criticism, Councilman Don
Cook chided Property Appraiser
Bruce Ratliff Tuesday for what
he said were Ratliff's attempts
to undermine the city's efforts
to establish a "Move to Perry"
incentive package that included
a five-year refund on (city)
Ratliff, in response, said
he supports such efforts and
the legal advice he sought
concerning the ordinance was
within the scope of his job. Plus,
he said, it cost the taxpayers
Cook's comments came as
the Perry City Council reviewed
a modified ordinance proposal
that changed the incentive
payment from being a "tax
refund" to include "set incentive
payments based on property
"I've read this like a dozen
times," Councilman Darryl
"No, this is 'Move to Perry'
ordinance 2.0..." City Manger
Bob Brown said.
"This is the modification that
we're making because Bruce
Ratliff spent money--county
resident money, city resident
money--to investigate our initial
action which would have passed
muster in my opinion. But he
spent that money trying to stop
this. He failed and now we're
tweaking it so that, though
Bruce spent the people's money
to try and end this, we're going
forward with it with a slight
Work on the beleaguered
Granger Subdivision sewer
project has ground to a halt
Contractor Ben Withers, Inc.,
declared Chapter 11 on Feb. 2
and "that gummed up the works
a little bit," City Manager Bob
Brown told the City Council
"Mayor (Emily) Ketring and
I met with the bond company
attorney today and have come
up with a draft proposal that
will hopefully bring things to
a better end. We all agreed that
it was best that Ben Withers,
Inc., no longer participate in
the project and the city will
agree to drop its $90,000 claim
for the (anticipated) missed
construction deadline. The bond
company will hire contractors
to come finish the job, but the
city will supervise. As part of
the settlement, they (the bond
company) will also agree to
hook up everybody in the project
area to the sewer system. That
would be about 77 residences.
We're estimating this would be
an $800 to a $1,000 savings for
those households which did not
qualify for grants to cover the
expense of installing hook-ups
on their own," Brown explained.
"We'd also agree not to sue
City Attorney Mike Smith
assured the council that, as the
residential hook-ups would be
part of the settlement agreement
with the bond company, there
would not be any taxpayer
funds expended on it.
"All the mains that needed to
be replaced are in the ground,
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Owner Bruce Heartsfield said the former railroad freight depot was built sometime between 1910-1915. Marshall
Hicks opened a feed store at the location in 1984; before that it was the FRM Co-Op.
By ANGELA M. CASi
Tearing down the
depot commonly kn
old feed store is a
task for Bruce Heart
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as a teen and ad
building's aged wo
and massive support
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like to have the lumi
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is keenly aware of ti
leaders will gather
for the Perry-Tayl
Chamber of C
Director Dawn Tay
for the event sold oul
"The response wa
year," Taylor said.
costs it would have taken
to repair the 100-year-old
The scavenger and builder in
him recognized the value of the
former railroad freight depot in
its purest form--the very brick
and timbers that make it whole.
So he advertised the building
on a web site that promotes
the reclamation of old wood in
the hope someone else would
recognize the beauty, value and
potential of the raw materials.
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Dr. Lori Tobler, right, of Douglas, Wyoming, will use
the brick and timber from the old depot to build a new
variation in definition of where
the money will come from,"
"I was disappointed that
Bruce Ratliff spent county
residents' money, city residents'
money, to attempt to undermine
this action," he continued.
"The 'Move to Perry'
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looking forward to an exciting
event with great music and
This year's theme is "Jazzin'
It Up...Business Style!" and will
feature the Jazz Ensemble from
the Florida State University
School of Music.
Presented this year by
Fairpoint Communications, the
banquet will be held Friday,
Feb. 24, at the Perry Elks Club.
The social hour begins at
6 p.m. with a silent auction
and jazz music. Dinner will
be at 7 p.m., followed by the
recognition of award recipients,
a chamber presentation
and featured speaker, Tbm
Internationally known as
a speaker, illusionist and
media personality, Buchanan
is a veteran professional
iutikational speaker and
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Buckeye UW campaign exceeds goal
Members of Buckeye's United Way campaign team joined community co-chairs Pam Rigoni-Parker and Charlton
Knowles recently to add three slices to the "Life-Saver" display on the courthouse lawn. The slices represent
Buckeye employee and corporate giving of more $157,000--the most ever for the Buckeye team. United Way
orprosentative Glenda Hamby said the Buckeye campaign results help ensure the community's goal of raising
$250,000 will be met and exceeded. United Way supports 20 organizations that serve the people of Taylor County.
Shown above are: (from I to r) standing, Charles August, Bob Cate (Buckeye team chair), Joyce Mays, Koleta
Huntsinger, Barbara Herndon, Kaye Mock, Scott Barton and Drucilla Sands; kneeling, Dan Simmons, Juanita
Gipson, Pam Rigoni-Parker, Brenda Morgan, Glenda Hamby and Charlton Knowles.
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A-2 Perry News-Herald February 17-18, 2012
By ANTHONY L. WHITE
Battle of Olustee
36th annual reefnactment
is this weekend, Feb. 17-19
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Olustee
Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida's first state park, will host
the 36th annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee this weekend,
Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will
present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the
time of Florida's largest Civil War battle.
The Battle of Olustee was fought on Feb. 20, 1864. Full-scale
artillery, mounted cavalry and three African American regiments,
took part in the battle that ended with 2,807 casualties and a
Confederate victory. The 54th Massachusetts was among the
African American troops that fought at Olustee.
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Ulustee Battleneia state ParK commemorates tne
largest Civil War battle' in Florida. Battle casualties
amounted to 1,861 Union and 946 Confederate soldiers.
In proportion to the number of troops involved, it was
one of the bloodiest battles of the war. The images
here, courtesy of Jennifer Chasteen, depicts last year's
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Taylor County High School's
first broadcast over the Orange
& Blue Network was slated,
for Feb. 18 and 22 over Cable
Channel 4 at 6 p.m.
This first student-produced
broadcast would include a
"Bachelor of the Year" contest,
directed by Kirk Bennett, and
Perry February 17-18, 2012
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co-hosted by Jody Hingson and
A fashion show was also
slated, directed by Lavota
Washington and hosted by
Julie Allen. The final feature
of the broadcast was a return to
the "Honeymooners" set with
Martin Thompkins playing
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Poole
announced the engagement of
their daughter, Nancy Carol, to
Danny Joel Taylor, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert G. Taylor
of Yulee. An April 16 wedding
The Rev. and Mrs. Evan
Blanton announced the
engagement of their daughter,
June, to Wayne Whiddon,
the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Buddy Whiddon. The
couple planned a March 12
Tina Sands and Dana
Mauldin were married Feb. 4 in
Perry, and planned to move to
Jacksonville where she would
enter Stenotype Institute.
LeAnne McElveen and
Mark Myers were named
Valentine Queen and King at
First Assembly of God, and
entertained with a party and
WHY PAY MORE?
With the slogan, "Why Pay
More?,", Top Dollar .Store
advertised throw rugs for $1.94
while three bottles of Suave
shampoo were $1 and two hand
towels also cost $1.
"which are born comfortable,"
were $18.99 in the ladies
shoe department of The
Picture frames, starting
at $3, were on sale at
Alma's Photography, perfect
for "photos, snapshots or
The' Worth Bend-o-Matic
machine was pictured, in
anticipation of its service at
Big 10 Tires on U.S. 19 South.
Life saver mufflers would now
be installed, guaranteed for the
life of the car.
Dr. Tom Fletcher, chairman
of the March of Dimes fund-
raiser, accepted a certificate
of appreciation from Bobby
Calhoun and Al Smith of the
AFL-CIO, Local 192.
A lot at Cedar Island, "on the
big canal," was advertised for
$4000 while a 20-acre parcel
off Puckett Road was priced at
In town, there was a three-
bedroom home for $20,000 and
another for $27,825. At the
beach, a three-bedroom home
on stilts with central heat/air
was priced at $30,000.
I will always love her.
I fell in love with her before I even knew
who I was falling in love with. Because
this was back in 1985--before there were a
thousand music video channels and before
the internet changed the way we discovered,
listened to and purchased music--we met via
the radio during a drive from Gainesville to
Perry. I didn't know who I was listening to; I
only knew that I was head over heels in love
the moment I heard Whitney Houston's
incomparable voice on the radio. My love
affair with Whitney began as soon as I heard
her sing the opening line of her debut single,
"You Give Good Love."
"I found out what I've been missing,"
she sang and in the process won my heart
forever. With every note. Every song. Every
film. Every triumph. And even every failure.
Whitney sealed her hold on my heart. And,
judging from the more than 170 million
albums, singles and videos she sold during
her lifetime, mine wasn't the only heart she
Because of my boundless love for all things
Whitney, my phone hasn't stopped ringing
since Saturday when the world learned that
she was found dead in the bathroom of a
Beverly Hills hotel.
"I just told Elaine that I needed to call and
check on you," my friend Jackie announced
after I answered the phone. "I know you're
crying your heart out."
And I was.
My friend Torrence called from Orlando
to give his condolences. "I'm sorry to hear
about your girl," he said. "Are you okay?"
My UnclelMTdon, ,th6'firmly believed that
my love for Whitney was so deep that if I
was ever going to marry she would be the
one, said, "I guess this means you'll be a
When I got to work the following Monday
morning, my supervisor was waiting at the
door. "Are you okay?" she asked.
"Yes," I answered. "Why do you ask?"
"Well, I was with Monica Saturday when
we heard that Whitney had died. And, as
soon as she heard the announcement on
the radio, she said that you were probably
so tore up that you might be calling in for a
sick day. I didn't know you liked Whitney
"Liked?" I responded. "Amore appropriate
term would be love. Not even loved."
Whitney wasn't the first or only singer
whose voice has won my heart. When I was
11 or 12,1 I fell in love with Crystal Gayle after
hearing her sing, "Don't It Make My Brown
Eyes Blue." Every day and all day for nearly
a month, I walked around the house singing,
"I don't know when I've been so blue; Don't
know what's come over you; You've found
someone new; And don't it make my brown
After hearing this verse one too many
times, my grandmother yelled, "If you don't
shut up, I'm going to make your brown
That ended my affair with Crystal.
However, when it came to Whitney, my
grandmother loved her just about as much
as I did.
When Whitney's biggest hit, "I Will
Always Love You," was released, I woke up
singing it. I went'to bed singing it. And, I
sang it all through the day. When I wasn't
singing it, my grandmother was asking me
Whitney will be missed, but one thing still
and always will be for sure. I will always
Last week's Taco Times showcased pictures of houses from the
community of Foley which have been dispersed throughout this
area. For part two of this story, additional addresses are sought.
If you own a Foley house, or have a Foley story to share, please
contact 584-5513 or email@example.com.
A-3 Perry News-Herald February 17-18, 2012
Bruce Heartsfield bought the former freight depot three years ago for $26. "I had been in contact with the man
who owned it for a few months and finally he said, 'Why don't I just give it to you?' So he did and all it cost me
was $26 for the paperwork."
Doctor will use the materials to
build a new home in Wyoming
BRICK BY BRICK
Continued from page 1
Dr. Lori Tobler of Wyoming
had been searching for just such
a find for more than a decade.
When she read Heartsfield's
description of the building,
she knew her search was over.
Florida's promise of mild
winter conditions during the de-
construction phase tipped the
Continued from page 2
The living history weekend
features a Civil War-era battle
reenactment on Saturday
at 3:30 p.m., as well as the
reenactment of the Battle of
Olustee on Sunday at 1:30
p.m. Period music concerts,
lectures, battlefield surgical
practices and the lives of both
white and black civilians during
the war will be portrayed by
reenactors. Military camps and
drills by infantry and artillery
are scheduled throughout the
Admission on Saturday
"I couldn't think of trying to
do this somewhere up north this
time of year," she said.
A deal was struck and
now the pair is hard at work
disassembling the former depot
brick by brick and timber by
As workers peeled away the
rusted tin roof allowing the
sun to filter down through the
exposed rafters, the stark beauty
of the building's frame and
structure came to light.
and Sunday will be $7 for
adults and $3 for children;
pre-school age children are
free. Food concessions will be
available. Pets are not allowed
at the Olustee Battlefield
Historic State Park during the
The Olustee Battle Civil
War Reenactment is sponsored
by the Florida Park Service,
U.S.D.A. Forest Service,
Olustee Battlefield Citizen
Support Organization and The
Blue Grey Army of Florida, Inc.
For more information, visit
olustee or http://battleofolustee.
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I ne former aepot still nas a number or oi
such as this pulley for a sliding door.
The sheer expanse of tongue-
and-groove flooring in the
7,000 square foot expanse is
staggering. Cypress and heart
, pine boards form walls that have
' stood the test of time for more
than 10 decades.
"You might want to take a
picture of that 40-foot heart
pine beam...you just don't see
wood like that anymore. And
look at how close the circles are
in these boards. You don't see
age on a tree like that anymore,"
Heartsfield said during a tour of
the site Wednesday.
"There are 880 linear feet of
12 x 12 seals in the floor and 6
by 6 studs 20 feet long.
"The support beams are really
something. Even the two-by-
fours are from when the boards
had a true measurement...they
are cut literally two inches by
four inches. It looks like there
was originally one main office
and those walls were all made
from tongue-and-groove pine,
which is still there. The flooring
is all pine and stretches the
length of the building. They
poured concrete over about half
of the wood floor. We're going
to remove it and reclaim the
wood that's under it. We haven't
really found anything old in the
walls or under the floorboards.
"We started by just cleaning
out everything that was stored in
the building...the question being
not what was in here, but what
wasn't--there was everything
from a forklift to a bidet,"
While he and a handful of
local workers are handling the
bulk of the tear-down, Dr. Tobler
has been busy disassembling
a brick wall that anchored the
north end of the building.
As of Wednesday, she had
eight pallets of brick stacked and
shrink-wrapped for shipping.
"We figured it up to about
5,000 bricks on just these
pallets and that's probably less
than half of what we're looking
at in total," Tobler said.
Her plans are to have the
wood and brick transported by
rail to Wyoming where they
will eventually be used to build
a timber frame house.
"I have a nice 50-acre spot
picked out and hope to have the
house under construction in the
next two years," she said.
She added that this is the first
time she has taken more than a
week off from her practice.
"I've blocked out three weeks
to be here to get as much work
done as we can. I've never been
away for so long at one time.
"We have had a few
people stop by to express
their disappointment that the
building is being moved, but I
Heartsfield said he appreciates
how people feel about the
building, but "I tried for a few
years to get something going
here, but it never happened."
He is eyeing the possibility
of putting a railroad spur at the
"I've spoken to the railroad
and it is definitely a possibility.
If there is enough interest, it
is something I could do. My
understanding is that if you are
transporting something more
than 500 miles, then using the
railroad is a very good option.
People could ship goods from
here or have materials brought
in. I think the nearest spur to
load or unload (for the railroad)
Continued from page 1
ordinance is to enhance
economic development," Mayor
Emily Ketring said.
"It's the American dream... so
it will no longer be a tax refund,
but a set incentive," Brown said.
"I gladly offer a motion before
some attorney gets involved
with this again," Gunter said.
"You can't. This is just an
introduction and first reading of
the ordinance. But you can do it
in two weeks," Ketring said.
Ratliff, who was not present
at Tuesday's regular council
meeting, responded to the
comments by stating: "I support
any legal property tax incentive
to benefit future business in
the city or county. It is my
responsibility to administer
property tax exemptions. After
reading the article concerning
the city rebate program, I
contacted our attorney, Loren
Levy, with the Property
no charge to sthe county--
and there was a question of
legality. Mr. Levy forwarded
two Attorney General opinions
concerning property tax rebate,
and knowing this information
I forwarded that to the city
"I also contacted Councilman
Cook concerning his comments
at the meeting and he refused
to speak with me unless it was
at the city council meeting. It
is my duty to assist all taxing
authorities concerning property
tax exemptions. I have always
and will continue to work with
these agencies in a courteous
and professional manner,"
Continued from page 1
He travels across the
country presenting programs
for numerous associations
and Fortune 500 companies.
"The combination of his
business degree, extensive field
experience and reputation as
an illusionist not only makes
his programs visually exciting
and entertaining, but when
combined with an educational
message, leaves a lasting
impact on his audiences,"
Brown expanded on Cook's
comments Wednesday, stating
"There was concern that he
(Ratliff) used an attorney to
research the original ordinance
and he found a couple of
Attorney General opinions
that may or may not have been
on point to the ordinance and
we just decided, fix it so it's
not a point of contention...we
weren't going to argue about it,
which is why the ordinance is
"He (Cook) thought it was
inappropriate (for Ratliff) to
use his office like that," Brown
"The city was headed toward
a mistake and I felt they needed
to know that," Ratliff said.
"As Mr. Levy is the attorney
for the Property Appraisers
Association, I can contact him
for assistance as. freely and as
much as I like. It did not cost
anything. But in the event the
city had been wrong, there
would have been astronomical
costs to undo it," he noted.
In explaining the comments
he made Tuesday, Cook said,
"We passed the tax rebate
ordinance and the tax appraiser's
office did apparently engage
an attorney to see if it was
He referenced a chain of
e-mails exchanged between
the attorney (Levy), Ratliff and
City Attorney Mike Smith.
"The e-mail was sent from
his office computer and my
opinion is he used the resources
of his office to do something
(to undermine) the ordinance,
which was not going to cost
him or his office anything
and that was for the good for
development in the city."
in December 2009
Continued from page 1
with the exception of a small
area on Wilson Street. We
still have some testing to be
completed so the system can
be certified by the state and we
can begin hooking up houses,"
As of presstime Thursday,
city officials were still awaiting
work on the final proposal from
the bond company.
While construction on the
new system began Dec. 7,
2009, there have been continual
The city fired the contractor,
Ben Withers, Inc., in August
2011, citing negligent
workmanship, among other
The bond company
backing the project, Auto-
Owners Insurance, reached an
agreement with the contractor
to return to work on the project
at his own expense (providing
equipment and manpower).
Work on the project resumed
in late November and was to be
completed within 90 days.
"Our Jazz Ensemble will
perform following the speaker
and then we will have music,
extended social time and
In addition to showcasing
the achievements of the past
year, the banquet also serves
as a fund-raiser for the
Taylor also related
that Congressman Steve
Southerland is scheduled to
attend the event and "will
give a brief update on
recent happenings in
Sne rafters or me Duilaing, wnicn is more tnan 1 Ut
years old, are remarkably intact.
at 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Jazz Ensemble to perform
at annual chamber banquet
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Jessica Creamer, Jonathan Alsip
Creamer, Alsip to marry
at Westside on Feb. 25
Jessica Creamer and Jonathan Alsip announce their forthcoming
wedding on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 12 noon. The ceremony
will be held at Westside Baptist Church.
All friends and family members of the couple are cordially
invited to attend.
At Sweet Home
planned for March 10
Regina Josie and Willie James Burney of Perry announce the
engagement of their daughter, Tia Shanae Parker, to Jonathan
Maurice McGrew, the son of Margaret McGrew of Perry and the
late Rev. John Neil McGrew.
The bride is also the daughter of the late Emmit Lee Parker. Her
grandparents include Mattie Lewis and Joe Louis White, both of
She is a graduate of Taylor County High School, Class of 2009,
employed with Chemring Ordnance.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County
High School, currently employed with RDS Manufacturing.
Their wedding will be an event of March 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. in
Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church with a reception
following in the Catholic Parish Hall.
Invitations will be issued, but all friends and relatives of the
couple are cordially invited to attend.
Carlie Anne Haworth
18 begin Master Gardener class;
what can YOU do in your yard now?
The 2012 Master Gardener
class began Jan. 25, with 18
eager new gardeners. They
were treated to a "meet and
greet" welcome potluck on
their first day hosted by the
Master Gardener alumni.
"The class has been going
very well covering a variety of
topics including how to
innoculate and grow shitake
mushrooms, as well as
principles of landscape design,
and also vegetable production.
The class will continue to meet
every Wednesday ending with a
final exam on March 28," said
Deborah Ross for the Master
Has it been a typical winter?
Absolutely not. But before
spring arrives with all its glory,
this is the perfect time of the
year to work outside and get
your yard ready for the next
season. Plus, now is the best
time to plant trees and shrubs.
They will have a much easier
time getting established and
require less water than when
planting in the warmer months.
Some of the showier
flowering trees that can be
planted now include crape
myrtle, dogwood, redbud,
fringe tree, also known as gray
beard, and magnolia, as well as
a wide selection of hardwood
trees, such as maple, cypress,
sweetgum and a variety of
oaks. This is also a good time
to plant cold hardy fruit trees,
blueberries and blackberries.
Select low chill varieties of
peach, plum and pear that are
suitable for this area.
Contact the Taylor County
Extension office at 838-3508
for recommendations on
This is also the perfect time
of the year to do those
maintenance tasks that can be a
real chore when the heat and
* humidity go up.
If you have pine trees, use
the shedding pine straw for
mulch in the garden beds. It
helps keep the soil warmer
when temperatures are low, but
it also helps to suppress weed
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A-4 Perry News-Herald February 17-18, 2012
Tia Shanae Parker, Jonathan Maurice McGrew
Population #s add two more
Carlie Anne Haworth
Jessie Williams and Brad Haworth of Perry announce the birth
of their baby girl, Carlie Anne Haworth, on Jan. 24, 2012, at 10:01
a.m. in Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.
The new arrival weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches
Carlie Anne was welcomed home by her sister, Maci, and two
brothers, Wyatt and Tyson.
Grace Ann Anderson
Andrew and Chrissy (Ward) Anderson announce the birth of
their daughter, Grace Ann, on Jan. 22, 2012, at 12:46 p.m. She
weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20.5 inches.
Grace Ann was welcomed home by her brother, Noah (both
pictured at right); paternal grandparents, Sandra and Keith
Randolph, Frank and Cheryl Anderson; and maternal
grandmother, Melody Bray.
Noah and Grace Ann
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Demps to speak at
Hope Demps, a licensed minister and attorney from Atlanta,
Ga., will be the guest speaker for Friends Day at Christian
Tabernacle on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m.
The theme for the event is "Power of the Family."
Pastor Chester H. Demps cordially invites the community to
A-5 Perry News-Herald February 17-18, 2012
They 'soul'd out' and will
sing in Perry on Sunday
The 'Soul'd Out Quartet"
will perform in Perry at
Calvary Baptist Church on
Sunday, Feb. 19, during the
morning worship service which
begins at 10:45 a.m.
Based in Georgetown, Ohio,
the quartet tours about 25 states
each year in its full-time
ministry. Called "young,
energetic and exciting," the
Don't miss these weekend events sponsored by churches
The Men's Ministry of Solid Rock Apostolic Ministries will
sell grilled, barbecue chicken dinners today, Feb. 17, beginning at
11 a.m. in the Save-A-Lot parking lot. The price is $7.
For more details, please call 838-3908 or 838-2442.
Southside Baptist Church looks forward to bringing Dan
Schall Ministries to the community next weekend for a 6 p.m.
concert on Feb. 26. Want to hear some of his music? Go to
Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church will hold its 100
Women In Red Heart-to-Heart celebration on Sunday, Feb. 19, at
3 p.m. Pastor/teacher Joseph Francis will moderate. All are
The 'Soul'd Out Quartet' will perform at Calvary Baptist
Church on Sunday morning, with services beginning at 10:45.
Perfect for all ages!
The seventh annual Sunday School Ministry African Heritage
Banquet will be held Feb. 18 in the fellowship hall of New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
Louis Albert husband, Tommy Gardner of Mary Harris both of Perry; four Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. at
Perry; three daughters, aunts, Ruby Britt, Betty Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Parker Sr. Monique (Ben Davis III) Bolden, Elizabeth Williams, Church with Pastor Carrie
Louis Albert Parker Sr., 86, Whetsel, Jasamane (Quentin Johnny (Ronald) Richardson; Chisholm officiating. Interment
died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, Nash) Arnold, April Arnold, all three uncles, Sam Williams, will follow at Springhill
at his residence in Perry. A of Perry; one son, Tommy Lloyd Robinson, David Lee; Cemetery.
native and lifelong resident of (Christy) White of Gainesville; five great aunts, Jannie (Tom) Family members will receive
Taylor County, he was the son three brothers, James Jones, Katie Monroe, Nancy friends Friday, Feb. 17 from 4
of the late Louis L. Parker and "Sammie" Williams of Frisco, Crowell, Ruth Monroe, Claudia, until 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive
the late former Alma Haugen. Texas, Nathaniel (Melissa) Monroe; one great uncle, Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Parker was a self-employed McNeil of Tallahassee, Tharon William (Juanita) Monroe; and Evans/Walker Funeral Home
Mason contractor, and a McNeil of Tallahassee; two seven grandchildren., is in charge of all
member of Crosspoint sisters, Pamela McNeil and Services will be held arrangements.
Fellowship Baptist Church.
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Temple in Tallahassee. His
ambassadorship followed him
there. He was also a member of
Perry Elks Club, a micro
midget racer, and was Principal
Chief of Muskogee Indians.
He was preceded in death by
a brother, Johnny Parker.
Survivors include: his wife
of 65 years, Ruthie Mae Parker;
three sons, David (Cathy)
Parker, Sonny (Tanya) Parker,
Earl O. Parker; three daughters,
Janice (Barnie) Connell, Susan
A. Miller, Kristen Parker, all of
Perry; four brothers, Ralph
Kenneth Parker, Joe W. Parker,
Robert (Margie) Parker, Billie
K. (Martha) Parker; one sister-
in-law, Marlene Parker; one
sister, Imogene (Arthur) Parker
Brannen; eight grandchildren;
28 great-grandchildren; three
great- great-grandchildren, all
of Perry; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held
at Joe P. Bums Funeral Home
Chapel today, Feb. 17, 2012, at
2 p.m. with Chaplain Rick
Stewart and Darrell Jones
officiating. Interment will
follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Family members received
friends at Burns Funeral Home IAI
on Thursday evening from 6
until 8 p.m.
Marilyn E. Garner
Marilyn E. Garner, 50, died
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Taylor
County and a 1979 Taylor
County High School graduate.
She is survived by: her
Jesus Christ said, "I am The Way, The
Truth, and The Life. No one comes to the
father, except by Mel" John 14:6
Please respond to
LAKESIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"A Place to Call Home"
Hwy. 27 584-5688
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
6:00 p.m. Discipleship Training
7:00 p.m. Evening Worship
6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting
Darrell Jones, Pastor
Hwy 27 584-5688
group mixes entertainment and
ministry in order to appeal to
all ages. "They are upbeat
enough to keep the interest of a
teenager, whie singing a few
songs that grandma will know
and love, too."
Calvary is located at 2959
Golf Course Road.
Everyone in the community
is invited to this special
St. Johns Chrlstlan Fellowship
Sunday School 10;00 a.m, Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. StudylPrayer Meeting
Cody McNeese, pastor
Nursery and Children' MAnistry Provided
Located at the intersection of Puckett Rd. and Golf Course Rd. 584-7251 /
and testimony he conveys his love for JeSunday,
his concern for his fellow man's etFebruary 26,
granted him a singing voice with which to share the
Baptble to share what Christ meant to him in spoken
Dan Schall is from Zelienople, PA. Through his music
and testimony he conveys his love for Jesus Christ and
his concern for his fellow man's eternity. Dan's ministry
focuses on encouragement and God's love for man.
Dan stutters realize when God he speaks, but the Lord has
granted him a singing voice with which to share the
Lord's words through music. In his early years weeks
filled with anger, feeling that even if there was a God, He
had forsaken him. Even though he had difficulty in being
able to share what Christ had, meant to him in spoken
word, God has given him a voice to sing. Through his
Dan has a website at www.DanSchall.org. There you
can hear some of Dan's music. He also has a weekly
webcast on his website.
Dan Schall Ministries is a nonprofit organization.
Southside Baptist Church
673 Plantation Rd.
For more information call 584-7633
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
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A-6 Perry News-Herald February 17-18, 2012
Saturday at Forest Capital Hall
20 locals expected in cage fight event
i Fishing Report
Anglers battling weather
BY PAT MCGRIFF
I was out of town last weekend,
and missed a few reports but the
weather has taken the anglers off
the water as of late anyway.
Here are a few reports from
a week or so back from Keaton
On Feb. 2, Ronnie and Donnie
Woodall of Lake Butler had their
limit of 10 trout and four reds
I On Feb. 4, Pat Barbaree of
Perry had four trout to 20 inches
fishing in 2 feet of water with
Also on the 4th, Larry
Hendricks of Tifton, Ga., with
Ronnie Godwin of Eatonton,
Ga., had a limit of 10 trout to 18
inches using New Penny Gulp
in 3.5 feet of water. Tommy and
Registration for all youth
leagues under the new Taylor
County Recreation Department
will continue through Feb. 20 at
Perry City Hall. All forms and
fees should be turned in at that
Leagues this year will be as
follows: T-ball, ages 4-6; Rookie,
ages 7-8; Cal Ripken 10U, ages
9-10; Cal Ripket 12U, ages 11-
12; Babe Ruth 15U, ages 13-15
and girls softball, ages 9-13.
All ages are determined as of
April 30 of this year.
For more information, contact
Bryant Christman, recreation
coordinator, at 584-3029.
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Ga., had 8 trout to 18 inches two
weeks ago in 2-3 feet of water
using New Penny Gulp.
At least 20 local amateur
fighters are expected to be
participating in this Saturday's
Mixed Martial Arts Cage event
at the Forest Capital Hall.
The fights are expected to get
underway at 7:30 p.m. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m.
According to promoter Jerry
Coker of the Florida Fight
Foundation, some of the locals
expected to participate include
Logan Padgett, Caleb Padgett,
Ashley Croft, Brandon Croft,
Jeff Swain, Kenneth Barton,
Daniel Brock, Kyle Linton,
Chris Mediez, Harry Merrit,
Billy Johnson, Randy Sharpe,
Jeffery Mahaffy, Ronnie
Hayes, Larry Huskins, James
Woods, Steven Blaske, James
Griffin, Brian Livingston and
Coker said new state laws
require fighters to have at
least five amateur fights before
they can apply for a pro
General admission to
Saturday's event is $20.
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Cooper promoted to regional commander
Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) leadership announced
last week that former Taylor
County resident Capt. Bruce
Cooper will take over for
retiring Maj. Dave Pridgen as
regional commander for the
FWC's Northwest Region.
This new leg of his career
began with the traditional'
pinning ceremony in the FWC's
Panama City office, when
gold oak leaves were pinned
to his shirt and he became a;
The Northwest Region
covers 16 counties in the
Florida Panhandle, from
Jefferson County west. The
area boasts a range of hunting
and fishing opportunities,
including commercial marine
fishing communities all along
the coast. Cooper will oversee
all law enforcement efforts
there as FWC officers patrol
Florida's woods and waters.
Cooper began his
conservation law enforcement
career in 1985 as a wildlife
officer in Broward County.
Since then, he has worked his
way through the ranks across
the FWC's Northeast, North
Central and Northwest regions
as an investigator, training
lieutenant, patrol supervisor
and captain. Most recently, as
an area captain in Bay County,
Cooper oversaw investigations
for the entire Northwest
"Capt. Cooper has been a
valuable asset to the agency
throughout his career," said
Col. Jim Brown, director of
the FWC's Division of Law
"In each position, he has
furthered the FWC's mission
to protect Florida's people and
its natural resources. We are
looking forward to what he
will accomplish in this next
Cooper received his
Bachelor of Science in resource
management from Auburn
University. He has also attended
the Florida Department of Law
"I have an enormous love for
protecting the natural resources
of the state and have done so for
the past 26 years," Cooper said.
"To be selected as the regional
commander for the Northwest
Region is a tremendous
Cooper and his wife, Amy,
reside in Panama City Beach.
They have two daughters; one
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the other recently graduated
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On his first day as regional commander of the
Northwest Region, Maj. Bruce Cooper (right) is
congratulated by Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWC's
Division of Law Enforcement.
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Friends...the Original i
By DELORES WALKER _________
What do you get when you put five ladies at
a table with good food at their old stomping
grounds at Keaton Beach? Glad you asked. The
answer is simple....fun, fun, fun!
So it was on Tuesday as the five of us,Velma,
Peggy, Dottie; Betty Jane and I, who have
been friends for more than 60 years set aside
an afternoon to revisit our childhood and teen
years of growing up in Perry.
The time was well-spent and even the slow
drizzle of rain didn't dampen our spirits as
we left the Hot ___
Dog Stand with . ...
our tummies ,
full to make
tour of the
have made a
the Storm of the
way of pilings
from beach mud
at Ezell Beach and Dekle Beach bring to mind
the devastation suffered on that fateful day.
Shaking off the strange feeling of loss for
what "had been" we made our way back to the
little restaurant to say our good-byes. These
were delivered amidst hugs and promises to
make this a recurring event.
I left these lovely ladies with this thought in
my mind. Friendship is a special commodity and
should be kept close to the heart. Not only am
I blessed with friends who knew me as a child,
I have added many individuals that I can call
.friend. Many of them are a part of my everyday
life while6soime have 6iily encountered me in
passing. Others float in and out of our lives,
maybe just at important occasions. Whatever
the status, they remain in my memory bank
tucked away in the section labeled friend. '
Perhaps the ability to interact with people
was taught to me by my parents who stood on
the scripture from God's Word that admonishes
us to have a friend we must show ourselves to
,My dad was one of those who never met a
stranger and considered all who crossed his
path of life as friends. This was borne out by the
level of respect shown to lifelong acquaintances
as well as those he acknowledged in passing
with a kind word and a nod of his head. My
mama established friendships with those who
shared her love of music and her healing touch
as a nurse.
I have been told that in our modem society
there are some who feel it is an invasion of their
privacy if we come into their personal space
without their permission. I respect that. But, I
also know that love shown through friendship
can overcome many barriers society has tried
to impose on us. Nowadays students are
bombarded with information to avoid contact
with others out of fear that something awful may
happen. I am well aware of the need to err on the
side of caution
but it appears
we have lost
the ability to
by the touch
of a human
hand as we
turn more and
the world of
One of the
she had 3.000
Facebook friends. It boggled my mind to think
of communicating at that level. "Do you talk to
all of them" I asked. Her reply was, "Of course
not, I just like having that many."
I sat down at the computer to see where I
stood in the numbers game of Facebook friends.
Sad to say, according to her I fall short. But
then I realized that true friends are more than a
number, they are individuals who have purpose
in my life. So many are friends of long-standing
due to our common ground of having been
reared in the same town. Many others, though
not known as long, have found, their place in
my heart for various reasons' The --one doesn't
take away from the other; they are all important,
I received an e-mail this week from someone
who had read the column and found it enjoyable.
After a brief exchange of information she
and I realized we could claim friendship
simply because we remembered each other
with fondness. We put a face to the name and
connected each other to time spent in school
I close this with a statement from my dear
friend Peggy made during lunch Tuesday. As
I brought out the camera for a photo she told
those seated with us, "You know we'll end up
in her column." I could only laugh and admit,
"that's true and you love me anyway." That's
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project was hosted by NFCC's Student Government Association. More than 200
hand-made cards were distributed to nursing home facilities in Mayo and Madison as
part of the service project.
Faculty Art Show open through Feb. 29
If you haven't yet seen
the "Six-County Faculty Art
Show" exhibit at North Florida
Community College's Hardee
Center for the Arts, you're
encouraged to stop in before the
end of the month.
The exhibit, which ends
Feb. 29, features work from.
10 local art instructors,
including Taylor County
High School's Jeff Byers, and
includes an interesting mix of
works and mediums--ceramics,
collages, pencil drawings, paper
art, photography and more.
For more information, contact
Lisa Barden-Thompson, NFCC
art instructor, at (850) 973-1642
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B-2 Perry News-Herald February 17-18, 2012
'The Artist,' 'Descendants' and
'Hugo' compete for top prizes
The 84th annual Academy Awards are growing
ever closer and I still have quite a few predictions
to make before the big day, so we're going to have
a relatively short preamble this week.
Those good with math might notice that while
last week I said we had nine categories left, we
actually will be discussing 10 this week. There is
a reason I write for a living.
Just a quick reminder. The Academy Awards
will air Sunday, Feb. 26, on ABC.
Anyway, let's get to it, shall.we?
The Best Achievement in Cinematography
categories include four Best Picture nominees
in "The Artist," "Hugo," "The Tree of Life"
and "War Horse," along with "The Girl with
the Dragon Tattoo." The American Society of
Cinematographers awarded Emmanuel Lubezki
for "The Tree of Life." The guild has picked the
eventual Oscar winner three of the past five years.
I honestly don't have a good feel for this pick,
and while I think "The Artist" could pick up an
early award here if it has the momentum I think
it might, I'm going to stick with the guild on this
The Best Achievement in Editing has
a surprisingly good record of picking the i
eventual Best Picture recipient with four of the *t
last six top winners taking home both Oscars. -
Again we have four Best Picture nominees .
in "The Artist," "The Descendants."
"Hugo" and "Moneyball," with "The
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" sneaking
in as well. Last year, Best Picture winner
"The King's Speech" failed to grab Best .'*-
Editing, with "The Social Network" taking '
that honor. That film's editors, Angus Wall
and Kirk Baxter, were the ones behind "The -
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and I think the
pair will make it a repeat. (Yes, I do realize .
last week I picked "Dragon Tattoo" to \ in
the sound categories because the film % wasn't
going to win anything else, but that's\ hat
happens when you spread your picking oer
two weeks. Opinions change)
We're now getting into some of the meatier
categories, starting with Best Achievement in
Writing Adapted Screenplay. The nominees
this year are "The Descendants,"
"Hugo," "The Ides of March," .
"Moneyball" and "Tinker Tailor .
Soldier Spy." Although all of these
films had wonderful stories, one
screenwriter set himself apart by
breathing life into what is a rather
analytical book. That's not a
shot against Michael Lewis'
book "Moneyball," but
Aaron Sorkin ("The Social
Network") and company did a
masterful job in converting it to
film and will win the Oscar for their
efforts. If you're keeping track, that's two repeat
winners I've picked.
In the other writing category, Best Achievement
in Writing Original Screenplay, we have "The
Artist," "Bridesmaids," "Margin Call," "Midnight
in Paris" and "A Separation." It's notable that
the adult comedy "Bridesmaids" picked up a
nomination here--one of two for the film at this
year's awards--as mainstream comedies rarely get
recognized by the academy. The Writers Guild
Awards are notoriously unreliable in picking
Academy Award winners because the guild's
strict rules for inclusion in their program typically
eliminate quite a few nominees. They also don't
make their announcement until this weekend, so
it's a moot point anyway. Woody Allen's script
for "Midnight in Paris" has been considered the
frontrunner here for most of the award season,
although "The Artist" did pick up a surprise win
at the BAFFAs (British Academy Awards). Still, I
think Allen will take it home.
The Best Achievement in Directing category
includes some of the biggest names in the business
and several others whose names are only now
becoming known in the mainstream. The nominees
are Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris," Michel
Hazanavicius for "The Artist," Terrence Malick
for "The Tree of Life," Alexander Payne for "The
Descendants" and Martin Scorsese for "Hugo."
In the past decade only one Best Picture winner
did not have its director honored as well. While
Payne and "The Descendants" seemed to be the
one to beat for awhile, "The Artist" has continued
to pick up momentum as each awards program
lavishes it with gold. Scorsese finally won an
Oscar for "The Departed," and is also in the thick
of things here. In the end, although he may have
the most difficult name to pronounce, I think
Hazanavicius will win.
Several of the acting categories are the most
open in years, but Best Supporting Actress is
not one of them. The nominees are Berrnice Bejo
for "The Artist," Jessica Chastain for "The Help,"
Melissa McCarthy for "Bridesmaids," Janet
McTeer for "Albert Nobbs" and Octavia Spencer
for "The Help." Although the double nomination
for "The Help" may hurt her chances, Spencer's
eventual win here is probably the biggest lock
of this year's awards. (It is interesting to note
that Bejo is one of three nominees this year
who spoke one line of dialogue or less in their
roles; the others were Max Von Sydow and Jean
The Best Supporting Actor category is
intriguing this year if for no other reason than
that forever more, Jonah Hill will be known as
Academy Award nominated Jonah Hill for his
work in "Moneyball." His competitors are Kenneth
Branagh for "My Week with Marilyn," Nick
Nolte for "Warrior," Christopher Plummer for
"Beginners" and Max von Sydow for "Extremely
Loud & Incredibly Close." For awhile, this one
was expected to be a toss-up between Plummer
and Bryan Cranston for his work in "Drive." The
latter wasn't even nominated for an Oscar or at
the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, however,
so I believe this is Plummer's to win. Sorry Jonah.
The Best Lead Actress category is going to
be much closer than the supporting awards. This
year's nominees are Glenn Close for "Albert
Nobbs," Viola Davis for "The Help," Rooney
Mara for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,"
Nfer l Streep for "The Iron Lady" and
NMichelle Williams for "My Week with
Marilyn." Despite solid performances from
everyone nominated, this is really a race
between Davis and Streep. The latter
won the Golden Globe and the former
Sthe SAG Award and the BAFTA. The
Oscars rarely go four for four with the
SAG winners, and I think this is one
where they'll break step and go with
In the Best Lead Actor category,
"e again have two frontrunners with
George Clooney for "The Descendants"
and Jean Dujardin for "The Artist." The
rest of the field includes Demidn Bichir
for "A Better Life." Gary Oldman for
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Brad Pitt
for "Moneyball." I do have to say I'm
ver. happy to see veteran character actor
Ganr Oldman get the recognition he richly
deserves for his role as George Smiley in
"Tinker Tailor." The early storyline for
this award had friends Clooney and
S, Pitt duking it out for the Oscar. In
fact, Clooney was all but handed the
award after his brilliant performance
in "The Descendants." His win at
the Golden Globes seemed to
confirm that. The problem with
early stories, however, is that
they can be. rewritten, which
is exactly what happened
with Dujardin for "The Artist"
gaining all of the momentum,
grabbing the SAG and BAFTA.
While this is the exact same scenario as in the
Best Lead Actress category, the SAG has been
much better at picking the actor Oscar winner
over the past five or six years than for actress.
That and the fact that "The Artist" seems to be
almost unstoppable now, leads me to go with
And now we're at the top prize, Best Picture.
As I mentioned last week, we have nine nominees
this year and they are: "The Artist," "The
Descendants," "Extremely Loud & Incredibly
Close," "The Help," "Hugo," "Midnight in
Paris," "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life" and
"War Horse." The films range from the widely
popular ("The Help") to the barely known ("The
Tree of Life") and everywhere in between. Of
those, "The Tree of Life" and "Extremely Loud
& Incredibly Close" both divided critics and
audiences and I don't see them in the running for
a win here. Likewise, "War Horse," Midnight in
Paris" and "Moneyball" have simply not picked
up enough momentum to separate themselves
from the pack. Although "The Help" has the only
realistic chance of picking up two acting awards
this year, it's been about 70 years since a film won
Best Picture without a nomination for writing or
directing. That leaves the big three: "The Artist,"
"Hugo" and "The Descendants." My top movie
of 2011, "Hugo" is hurt by its lack of acting
nominations, although "Slumdog Millionaire"
and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the
King" are two examples in the last decade of
films which won without any recognition for its
actors. In fact, the film received an early boost
when the National Board of Review named the
family film its best picture. For awhile after that,
it seemed "Hugo" and "The Descendants" were
the frontrunners, with the latter holding a slight
edge. Then, as with many of the other categories,
"The Artist" surged in the past month. I could
see any of the three winning the top prize--they
are first, second and third on my Top 10 list for
the year. When the final envelope is opened,
however, I think "The Artist" will become
only the second silent film to ever win Best
I'll be back in two weeks with the results.
Predictable 'Safe House' suffers
despite two great performances
Sports fans out there, I know you always get a
little nervous anytime your favorite team is about
to play a weaker opponent. You're worried they'll
play down to their adversary and not give it their
That's how a lot of upsets happen.
In movies, however, when an actor or actress
plays down to the material given to them for a
particular film and simply phones in a performance,
nobody wins. Especially the audience.
Denzel Washington ("Training Day," "Man on
Fire") is one of those actors who never seems to
play down to his material. He's always giving it his
all, belying the idea that mediocrity
That holds true for his latest
film, "Safe House," which also
features strong work from co-star
Ryan Reynolds ("Green Lantern,"
"The Proposal"), but suffers from
a predictable story that dilutes the
tension delivered by the actors and
director Daniel Espinosa's action
The movie follows low-level CIA
agent Matt Weston (Reynolds), the
"housekeeper" for a CIA safe house
in Cape Town, South Africa.
Also in Cape Town is Tobin
Frost (Washington), a former CIA
operative who betrayed the agency
and has been on the run for the past decade selling
secrets to the highest bidder. When his latest deal
goes sour, he manages to escape his attackers and
turns himself into the local embassy.
The CIA brings Frost to Weston's safe house for
interrogation. The men hunting Frost, however, find
the secret location and lay siege, forcing Weston to
take his "guest" on the run.
Unsure of who he can trust, even within his
own agency, Weston finds himself on his first field
mission alone with one of the most dangerous men
on the planet.
There are some obvious similarities between
"Safe House" and 2001's "Training Day," which
also featured Washington as a morally ambiguous
(at least in the beginning) veteran with a green
partner (Ethan Hawke). While it could have been a
run-of-the-mill action thriller--like most of director
Antoine Fuqua's other works--Washington gave it
his all and ultimately earned himself an Academy
Award for Best Lead Actor. Hawke, for his part,
earned an Oscar nomination.
"Safe House" is not nearly as good as "Training
Day," but the comparison holds in that Washington
gives a powerful performance here, developing
levels of nuance in Frost many others actors
wouldn't have bothered with.
As for Reynolds, he needed a good role after
the debacle last year with "Green Lantern," which
proved there's some material that just can't be
saved. Like Washington, he doesn't hold back here,
showing multiple sides to Weston, from a scared
rookie to an operative angry with the possibility of
betrayal from up the chain of command.
Together the pair, along with a solid supporting
cast that includes Brendan Gleeson ("In Bruges")
and Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air"),
holds this movie together.
The biggest flaw with "Safe
House" is how utterly predictable
it is. On one level, it's a problem
facing the entire CIA-thriller genre.
When was the last time you saw
one in which it wasn't ultimately
revealed that the bad guys were
working for the agency or someone
within the agency trying to protect
their own secrets? "Safe House"
isn't even the first one this year, if
you count "Haywire." Last year we
had "Hanna," which at least told its
story in such a unique way that it
overcame the cliches involved.
Sure, it's entirely believable
that the CIA could and would be up to no good
on occasion, but when it's always the CIA as the
bad guy, the films commit the worst crime of all.
They become boring. Perhaps that's why I enjoyed
the British thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" so
much--it fell just outside my Top 10 for 2011. Sure
there's a mole to hunt down, but the system itself
isn't the bad guy. It was almost refreshing.
Moving back to "Safe House" specifically,
it compounds this problem by being terribly
predictable in its own story. About 30 minutes into
the two-hour affair, I already knew who the bad
guy was and had a decent idea how the film would
end. I was right on both counts.
"Safe House" sports two wonderful performances
that are just about worth the price of admission
themselves, and of course there's more than enough
car chases and gun fights to keep you engaged.
Sometimes, however, even when your team
doesn't play down to their opponent, they still
The movie is rated R for strong violence
throughout and some language.
The School of Theatre at FSU presents the Tony-nominated
Monty" beginning tonight and continuing through Feb. 26.
FSU bares it all in 'Full Monty'
"The Full Monty," the
Broadway hit is making its way
to the Tallahassee stage thanks
to Florida State University's
School of Theatre.
Times are hard and life is
crumbling for six unemployed
steel workers. After seeing the
women go crazy at a recent
Chippendale's show at the local
nightclub, the men resolve to
reclaim their lives by baring
it all for one electrifying
The Steinhatchee River Chamber
of Commerce presents the fourth
annual Steinhatchee Fiddler
Crab Festival. Events will include
a fiddler crab race, photo show,
"Boot Artin'," crafts, river tours,
parade, Camp Nemo, "Swamp
Water" One Pot Cook-Off, "Lots
of Spots" redfish tournament and
a poker run. New this year will be
the "Crab Jam," featuring Steel
Bridge, Jamie Davis and Teddie
Mac as Elvis along with talent
auditions for the 2012 Suwannee
River Jam. Entry forms are avail-
able at the Steinhatchee chamber
In the end, "The Full Monty"
shows that sometimes the
underdog can come out on top,
even if it is for one outrageous
Director Tom Ossowski has
assembled a cast that "truly
exemplifies the trials and
tribulations that come with
everyday life, while showing
that sometimes you have to
bare it all in order to make a
"The Full Monty" opens
tonight (Friday) at FSU's Fallon
Florida State University's
School of Theatre presents 'The
Full Monty," which follows six
unemployed steel workers who
resolve to reclaim their lives by
baring it all for one electrifying
night. Showtimes at FSU's Fallon
Theatre are: Feb. 17-18 and
22-25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and
26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for
adults, $18 for seniors (62 or
older) and $10 for students. They
can be purchased by phone at
850-644-6500 or online at tickets.
fsu.edu. The production contains
language and mature content
that may be inappropriate for
audiences under the age of 16.
Theatre and will continue
through Feb. 26. Showtimes
are: Feb. 17-18 and 22-25 at 8
p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. on
Feb. 19 and 26.
Tickets are $20 for adults,
$18 for seniors (62 or older)
and $10 for students. They can
be purchased by calling 850-
644-6500 or visiting online at
The production contains
language and mature content
that may be inappropriate for
audiences under the age of 16.
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The deadlines for classified ads are Monday by 5
p.m. for the Taco Times and Wednesday by 5 p.m.
for the Perry News- Herald.
Small ads...big deals!
Yard sale. Saturday, Feb. 18, from 7:30
a.m. until. At the corner of Lyman Henry
Rd. and Hwy. 221. A little bit of
Yard sale. Saturday at 1303 West Ash
St. Kids clothes, women and men
clothes, shoes, wall decor, wallets and
Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. until? 3498
Hwy. 19 South (Taylor Storage Center
across from Taylor Tech.) Dell computer
with Windows XP Pro with 30 day
warranty, heater, Air soft gun, knives,
swords, stroller, car seats, toys, DVDs,
VCR tapes, books, living room chair,
dining table and 2 chairs, home
security system, computer desk,
apartment size refrigerator/microwave
combo, small appliances, new and
used tools, John Deere items,
magnetic bracelets, lighthouse lamp,
adult tricycles, fashion jewelry, baby
clothes, much more.
"Jeans & More" now open- Carhart
boots and more. Open Thursday, Friday
.and Saturday, located at 1111/2 Green
What Goes Around Comes Around
Boutique, 117 East Green Street, 584-
5599. High end quality name brand
second hand clothing and more...we
have clothing for everyone, infants,
kids, teens, men and women... we are
open Tuesday-Friday, 10-6, Saturday
10-3, Sunday and Monday closed.
Blueberries, Figs, Grapes, Japanese
Persimmons, Plums, Pomegranates.
Abe Whitfield, Turkey Roost Nursery,
For sale. 2 pine tin' size individual`
bunk beds with shelves and storage,
$100 each. 1 queen size bed, cherry
wood, leather headboard, foot board
and rails $150. 1 50" Zenith wide
screen floor model $200. Items are in
good condition, call (850) 295-3870.
Metal and Junk
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Cash for junk cars and trucks. 7 days a
week. Call 386-658-1030 or 904-887-
Wanted antique bottles, old fruit jars
etc. Call (386) 589-6248.
Lost cat, white Persian male, orange
ears, flat face, long hair. Lost near
Stephens and Ash. REWARD, call
Own your land, have
in old mobile
home and want a new modular home
with no money down at 4%, call (352)
493-9600 or, after 6 p.m. call (352)
4 BD, 2 BA Jacobsen modular home in
Perry in El Rancho Subdivision right off
of Miller Rd. $4,500 down and $610 per
mo. Owner has financing, call (352)
493-9600 or, after 6 p.m. call (352) 262-
2012 4 BD, 2 BA Jacobsen home on 2
acres in Deerwood at the Beaches on
Blacktail' Way. Only $3,500 down and
$512 per month. Call (352) 262-4531.
Our loss, your gain a 2009 Jacobsen
Triple-wide 4 br, 3 bth 2400 sq. ft. model
#7604 & a 2Q 11 32x68 3 BD, 2 BA
.ibo' 4 A. ae ( 4f1w.'i Wil.i.'
entertain all offers, call (352) 493-9600
or, after 6 p.m. call (352) 262-4531.
REPOS, REPOS, REPOS AT GREAT
PRICES ON 3 AND 5 BEDROOM
HOMES READY FOR YOUR LAND.
CALL (352) 493-9600 or, AFTER 6
P.M. CALL (352) 262-4531.
4 BD, 2 BA 2012 Jacobsen delivery &
set up on your land with 10% down or
your trade in. Owner has financing for
good or bad credit $536 per month for
20 years 9.5%. Call (352) 262-4531.
Free kittens to a good home, must
see. Call 584-8731. 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on
02/15- 02/17 private lot, near schools. Minimal one
Advertise in the Perry
year signed rental agreement will be
required. $550 deposit and $550 per
month. Call (850) 371-0227 or (850)
672-0485 for more information.
For rent. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, inside city
limits. $550 per month plus deposit.
Available now. Call 838-2866.
Office space for lease. 224 N. Jefferson
Street. Will alter to suit. On-site parking.
Up to 2,000 sq. ft. $900 per month,
SAH Properties. Call (850) 656-6340.
1 bedroom fully furnished trailer for rent
in nice quiet area. Utilities and satellite
TV included. 1 adult only, no children,
no pets. $130 per week plus $130
security deposit. Call (850) 584-2199.
For rent. Mobile home 2 bedroom, 1
bath. Fully furnished on private
property, large front porch. Adults only.
$450 monthly and $300 Deposit. Call
This beautifully remodeled spacious
one level Spanish style 3 bedroom, 3
bath house has a unique, open floor
plan with lots of glass, a formal
living/dining room, den with fireplace,
TV room, screened patio and 2 car
garage. $1,200 per month. Call (850)
3 bedroom, 2 bath with family room in
Glenridge area. House is on 1 acre of
land, has patio, and storage shelter.
Two miles to town and schools. For
more information call 584-4098.
Room for rent in 3 bedroom mobile
Some, full usage. Cable, washer, dryer,
?Tdtchen. Off N6drlh 19 just Outside City
limits $110 per week. Call (850) 843-
02/08 02/24, JP
FOR LEASE Immaculate 2/2, central
H/A, newly renovated w/new kitchen &
bath cabinets, counter tops, sinks,
furnished or unfurnished, covered
porches, no water or garbage fees.
Must see, better than most. Limit of 2
non-smoking adults only, no pets. $600
monthly plus damage dep. 584-3681
RV spot. Includes city water, sewage,
power and cable. Not in park, off US 98.
$350 per month. Call (727) 433-4514
02/08 02/24, JP
STEINHATCHEE PLACE RESORT.
Furnished 1 and 2 bedroom
apartments for rent $600 to $800.
Included with rent is full cable t.v.,
Internet, hot tub, one block, one block
to river and new boat landing. Call 352-
498-7740 if no answer 813-677-9640.
RV sites $20 daily, $100 weekly, $350
monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-299-6554.
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from monthly $595
(required $45 deposit), $165 weekly or
$40 daily (tax included). 317 N. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-672-0973.
Accepting applications for 1, 2, and 3
BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers
considered. Call 850-584-5668.709 W
. Church St., Perry, FL 32348 TDD 711.
"This institution is an equal opportunity
provider, and employer."
Westgate Rooms available for rent.-
refrigerator,, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly, $40 daily, $595-$635 per
month. Call 850-672-0973.
--Under New Management --
2- 3 BR apartments available.
Special Move-In Pkg. Rent
based on income. Water/Gas
furnished. On-site Laundry.
Close to City/Water Parks,
Boys & Girls Club, and
Shopping Plazas. Public
TDD 711, EHO.
Section 8 Affordable Multifamily
Apartment for rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath.
everything included, water garbage,
electricity, cable with HBO. Everything
furnished. $245 weekly, $850 monthly.
317 N. Byron Butler Pkwy. Skylark
Landscaped by Nature. Enjoy peaceful
mornings and quiet evenings on the
banks of the Suwannee River. This 2/2
home overlooks some of the prettiest
shoals on the Suwannee. $119,000
MLS#78862. Call Kellie Shirah, Poole
Realty, Inc. (386) 208-3847.
House for sale. REDUCED 4 bedroom,
2 bath, real hardwood floors. Asking
$75,500. Call 843-1301.
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.
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House for sale! 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
eat-in kitchen and formal dining room.
Recent upgrades, remodeling, and new
roof. Great starter or retirement home.
Priced to sell at $70,000.811 E. Cherry
Street. For more information call 584-
1994 Honda Civic
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4
1995 Toyota 4 Runner
1998 Dodge Dakota short bed truck
Call for details (850) 948-4869.
Equipment Trailer, car or truck hauler
14' heavy duty all steel construction. 2
sets of ramps, double axle 2" bumper
pull $875. Call 850-843-0883
Headturners Auto Inc.
Buy, Sell, Trade.
13 Cars, Trucks and SUV's!
Located in front of
Ryan's Everything Automotive.
We Finance on the Spot!
J&J Equipment is looking to train
qualified persons in petroleum
equipment maintenance and
construction. Applicants must have a
valid driver's license, dependable
transportation, and submit to drug
testing. E-mail resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up
application at 8 Ellison Frith Rd.,
Perry, FL. NO PHONE CALLS
/ DRIVERS NEEDED
Experienced CDL A drivers needed in the
Perry area for local hauling. Competitive, pay
and benefits package. Apply in person at
Gilman Scale House or online at
All Shifts, Part-Time/
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SILVER HALF DOLLARS
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OLD SPORTS CARDS (PRE 19B).
OLD METAL SIGNS
VINTAGE COCA COA ITEMS
OLD McCOY POTTERY
OLD ROSEVILLE POTTERY
USED HOUSEHOLD FURNITlURE j!
OLD COSTUME JEWELRY
Dries in 3-4 Hours Tile Floors Pet Odors
TREE CAPITAL CLEANING
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Apalachee Center, Inc. is hosting a Job
Fair for Professionals on Monday 2/20/12
from 10:00am to 1pm at our Madison
location @ 225 Sumatra Rd.
We are currently seeking bachelors' and
masters' level case managers and thera-
pists for Madison and Taylor counties.
Please visit our website at
www.apalacheecenter.orgto view our
openings and apply online.
We are an EOE/Affirmative Action
Employer and a drug free workplace.
We at Timberland Ford in Perry, FL are
looking to add a Full-time person to our
staff. We are looking for a dependable,
honest person with great customer
relations and the ability of multitasking.
This position is in the heart of our
dealership and is important to all
departments. Responsibilities include
cashiering, rentals, and receptionist
along with accounting procedures.
Hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00am
to 5:30pm. Excellent pay and benefits
are available. Timberland Ford is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and a
Drug Free Workplace. Please email
resumes to email@example.com
or call Ronya Portwood @ 850-672-
0324 for an appointment.
Nursing Instructor Position at North
Florida Community College. See
www.nfcc.edu for details.
Technical Representative Level 11
Must have High School diploma or
equivalent, a valid driver's license,
basic computer skills, knowledge of
basic tools and equipment.
Construction and Crew leader
experience minimum of 10 years
preferred and no previous employment
history with Big Top Mfg. A mandatory
drug screening and felony back ground
check will be performed. Accepting the
first three (3) qualified applications,
apply in person at Big Top Mfg. Big Top
is an equal opportunity employer that
does not tolerate discrimination in
employment based upon race, sex,
religion, color, nation origin, age,
disability, marital status, special
disabled veteran or any other
characteristic protected by law.
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Help wanted. Part-time sales person TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE
with showroom work. Apply in person, 'Stump Grinding
no phone calls. Badcock Home 'Tree Trimming
Furniture & More. *Tree Removal
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Registered Pharmacy Technician. Must
be registered as a pharmacy
technician with the Florida Board of
Pharmacy or be enrolled in a
pharmacy technician training program
approved by the Board of Pharmacy.
Drug test and background check will
be required. Apply in person at
O'Quinn Pharmacy. No phone calls.
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates.
We also grind stumps. Call today 838-
1280. Firewood for sale.
Carpet, Vinyl and Repairs. Will beat all
prices. Call 850-838-9050. If no answer
please a leave message.
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Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush
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APPEAL FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION
The City of Perry Board of Adjustment
will hold a public hearing In the City
Council meeting room, 224 South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida on
Monday, March 5, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as possible, to,
hear an appeal by Darrell D. & Sintra
D. Maral (represented by Pamela
Thompson) to be granted a Special
Exception to permit a home
occupation (child care center) at
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decision of the Board of Adjustment
with respect to any matter
considered at the meeting will need
a record of the meeting and may
need to ensure that verbatim record
of the proceedings is made; which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Robert A. Brown,
CITY OF PERRY
CITY OF PERRY
Notice is hereby given pursuant to
Section 2.13 of the City Charter of the
City of Perry, Florida, that Ordinance
No. 900 and Ordinance No. 901 was
ADOPTED by the City Council on
February 14, 2012.
ORDINANCE NO. 900
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
PERRY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY
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AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS OF
ACTUARIAL EQUIVALENT: AND
SALARY; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 901
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION
5 CITY OF PERRY CODE OF
ORDINANCES. AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF PERRY, FLORIDA, WHICH
PROVIDES LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, A
DECLARATION OF NECESSITY,
BUILDINGS AFFECTED, STANDARDS
FOR EXTERIOR PROPERTY AREAS,
PENALTIES, COMPLIANCE PERIOD,
PROVIDES FOR SEVERABILITY,
CONFLICT AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Robert A. Brown Jr.,
City ManagerEmlly Weed Ketring
CITY OF PERRY
Pursuant to Section 2.13(B) of the City
Charter of the City of Perry, Florida,
notice Is hereby given that the City
Council had Introduction and First
Reading on Ordinance No. 902 on
February 14, 2012 In the City Council
Chambers, 224 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida. A Public Hearing. and
Final Reading on Ordinance No. 902
is scheduled for February 28, 2012 In
the City Council Regular Meeting,
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pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.0105
that any person deciding to appeal
any decision of the City Council with
respect to any matter considered at
the meeting will need a record of
that meeting and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made; which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal Is to be
ORDINANCE NO. 902
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
PERRY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING CITY
INCENTIVES TO INDIVIDUALS
PURCHASING THEIR HOMESTEAD
PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 897 AND
ALL OTHER ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
Copies of said Ordinance No. 902
may be Inspected at the
Administration Office of City Hall, 224
S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Robert A. Brown, Jr.
Emily Weed Ketring
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The first student to answer the following
questions corSW Wd "jbrii this
page (with the correct answers) will be
awarded a doughnut from
Bakery. Please be the first to return this
to Perry Newspapers, Inc., 123 Jefferson
Street. (Perry Newspapers, Inc., is open
8-5, Monday through Thursday; and 8-3 on
L. -.Name the festival being held, in Steinhatchee this weekend.,
2. The cost of a classified ad is structured this way: $5 for the
first 25 words or less, with each additional word over 25 costing
10 cents. Read the second ad under "Homes and Real Estate."
How much did this ad cost?
3. Which business in town buys old school jerseys, yearbooks,
trophies and relics, as well as gold, silver, old metal signs and
4. The Sports page spotlights a Florida Wildlife Commission
worker, formerly from Perry, who has been promoted to regional
commander. What is his name?
5. The "old feed store," formerly a railroad freight depot, is
currently being dismantled, brick by brick, in the downtown area.
How will it be repurposed?
6. Who is the high school instructor featured in an art show at
North Florida Community College?
7. What's showing at the Perry Theatre this weekend?
8. Name the silent film which is in the running for Best Picture
at the Academy Awards extravaganza:
9. Name the two churches where weddings will be held,
according to today's Living page.
10. A returning Taylor County High School graduate, who is
now a practicing attorney in Atlanta, Ga., will speak for Friends
K Day at Christian Tabernacle. What is her name?
Perry Newspapers, Inc. is pleased to provide
newspapers to Taylor County Schools at no cost.
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