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Senior Center holds Taylor Senior Citizens Center will hold an indoor/ outdoor yard sale today (Friday) starting at 8 a.m. Available items include furniture, appliances, dishes, clothing, shoes, whatnots and much more, organizers said. All proceeds will benet the centers meal program. The center is located on Ash Street. mini reunion The Taylor County High School Class of 1968 is having a 45th mini reunion Saturday, May 4, at Fiddlers Restaurant in Steinhatchee, starting at 2 p.m. Dinner is Dutch-treat and visiting is the only thing we have in mindno plan, no program, no agenda, Suezette (Garner) Stephens said. Anyone interested in attending is asked to give me a call at (850) 838-0536. Relay For Life team captains are reminded that Bank Night is slated for Monday, May 6, at Evangel Christian. Campsite selections will be made Friday, May 10, at the Taylor County High School track, beginning at 6 p.m. The Womens Prayer Circle invites the community to join the Taylor County Prayer Walk planned this Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. The walk will begin at WalMart with join in stops along the way. Groups can assemble and join us at Tree Capital Credit Union and Hampton Springs Avenue. We will be marching to City Hall. For those who dont feel they can make the return trip, shuttle vans will be available. If you cant walk, plan to meet us at City Hall. We ask each group to bring your church ag, banner or sign to identify yourselves. As we march we will be singing, praying and pronouncing blessings on our county, organizers said. For additional information, contact Helen Blue at 5843515 or Deborah Flowers at (786) 417-5662. Registration is underway for the Summer Pre-K/VPK Program. Applications are available at the Taylor County Pre-K ofce. For additional information, please call the Pre-K ofce at 838-2535. Frankie Holmes will share his experiences aboard the U.S.S. Tringa, ASR 16, a submarine rescue ship, Tuesday, May 7. He will be the guest speaker at the May 7 meeting of American Legion Post 96. All interested persons are invited to attend. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayMay 3-4, 2013 Index One section 124th Year, No. 18www.perrynewspapers.com Friday78 62 60%Saturday78 62 Sunday77 55 10% Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald 40% Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Entertainment . ........ A-8 TV listings . .............. A-9 Classieds . ........... A-12 Nearly eight months after the two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of former mayor Emily Ketrings 15-year-old daughter, Angel, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has completed its investigation and cited both drivers involved with misdemeanor offenses. James Harrison Hatcher, who was 19 at the time of the crash, was cited for violation of right-of-way; Reuben Mendoza, 26, of Lake City, was cited for driving without a license, no proof of insurance and expired tag. Both men received the citation notices this week and are awaiting upcoming court dates. Based on all the evidence, Mr. Hatchers vehicle was solely at fault in the crash for violation of right-of-wayhe failed to yield in front of a stop sign, FHP Trafc Homicide Supervisor Sgt. Aaron Stephens said Thursday. We were able to determine time and distance based on the black box from Mendozas vehicle. It showed that even if he had been traveling under or at the speed limit at the time of the crash, it still would have happened. The data showed his vehicle was traveling over the speed limit prior to the collision, but it (the box) stopped recording one second prior to the collision. The light bulbs from his headlights were sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for processingthe investigation showed that everybody had their lights activated at the time of the crash, and Mr. Mendoza, in fact, had his bright lights on, he said. The crash happened at 9:20 p.m., Sept. 16, 2012. Hatcher was driving a 2007 Suzuki Reno with two passengers: high school sophomore Ketring and fellow JROTC cadet Cody Yelverton, 17. Mendoza was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and had three passengers traveling with him: Kyle Matthew Mixon, 22; Edward Porter, 22; and Sierra Sasher, 19. Based on the investigation, Hatcher evidently pulled into the path of Mendozas oncoming vehicle at the T intersection of Morgan Whiddon Road and Johnson Stripling Road. Ketring sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced No felony charges led in crash that killed Ketring, 15Please see page 5 Win this boat Saturday DCF ofcials at library two days a weekWith nearly one-quarter of Taylor County residents receiving food stamp assistance, including one third of local children, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has begun stationing personnel at the Taylor County Public Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to assist residents with issues regarding food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid. The representatives will be on site from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. We do a lot with DCF, Library Manager Linda Hawkins said, adding that the library was already a community partner with Please see page 5 Perrys in-town shuttle, which is funded through Taylor Countys Transportation Disadvantaged Program, provided 25,130 rides in 2012. The Taylor County Commission will hold its annual public hearing during its regular board meeting on Monday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. to update the public as well as receive comments on the program, which oversees a number of transportation services in addition to the in-town shuttle. The meeting will be held at the Courthouse Annex on Green Street. County Grants Coordinator Melody Cox, who helps administer the program, said the county is required by the state to hold the hearing each year. The busiest of the transportation services is the in-town shuttle, which visits 22 stops throughout the city each hour from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A one-way ride is 50 cents. The stops include: Super Wash (1403 Hwy. 98 W.), Tidewater Apartments, Jerkins Community Center, Exxon Station (1203 Byron Butler Pkwy.), Woodridge Apartments, Family Dollar, Kmart, Winn-Dixie, Southern Villas, Pineview Apartments, Stonegate Apartments, Taylor Technical Institute, BP Station (South Byron Butler Parkway), Dollar General, Walmart, Perry Post Ofce, Taylor County Courthouse, Taylor County Public Library, Even Start, Taylor County Health Department; Premier Medical, Taylor County Senior Center and Doctors Memorial Hospital. The shuttle makes the loop in one hour and repeats the route throughout the day, except from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. According to Cox, of the 25,130 riders who utilized the shuttle service in 2012, 9,702 were elderly and 3,110 were disabled. When I ride along, I see that many people are going to retail outlets, Cox said. We also have quite a few people using it to go to work. They also use the shuttle to go to the local medical providers. People are using it because they have a real need. In addition to the in-town shuttle, the Transportation Disadvantaged Program offers an on-call service In-town shuttle service logged more than 25,000 rides in 2012 Please see page 14 Fireghters and police ofcers who are cycling more than 750 miles in nine days to pay tribute to eight emergency responders who made the ultimate sacrice while protecting the citizens of their community in 2012 will be in Perry this Saturday, May 4, at Forest Capital Hall. The group is scheduled to arrive between 2 and 3 p.m. Brotherhood Ride in Perry Saturday Please see page 3

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TON OF POT FLOATS UP ON KEATON BEACHA ton of marijuana with a street value of $47,000 was found oating off the Taylor beaches, believed to be part of a 14,000-pound haul conscated by Wakulla County. Sheriff Von Whiddon said the bales, wrapped in burlap and plastic, had markings consistent with those found in Wakulla where ofcers had already seized a 26foot boat, ve vehicles and two recreational vehicles. Eight men were charged in Wakulla County. The bales were weighed by Porters Crab Company, photographed by law enforcement ofcials and destroyed at Buckeye Cellulose. HOSPITAL RECEIVES $4017 FROM NAACPSmith Belcher was pictured presenting a check for $4017 to Doctors Memorial Hospital Administrator Gary Muller. Belcher, representing the Perry chapter of the NAACP, noted that the money was for the Save The Hospital fundraising campaign. BAND THANKS PERRY WITH CONCERTTaylor County High School Band Director Izell Montgomery announced a Community Appreciation Concert on May 9 following the bands superior ratings at district competition. The band was also scheduled to march in the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom 50th Birthday Celebration later in the month in Orlando.FOUR EARN DEGREES AT FSUAt spring commencement for Florida State University, Barbara Jo Burns was awarded a Master of Social Work degree; Theodore T. Cook received a Masters degree in business administration; Ruth Ann Taylor was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in English as was Dean Stanley Odom.SKYLAND GETS NEW MANAGERPerrys Skyland Restaurant welcomed a new manager, Jerry Wells, formerly with the Division of Parole and Probation.HOW ABOUT THIS INTEREST RATE?Tallahassee Federal Savings and Loan was hoping to attract business from Perry residents with interest rates that people in 2013 only dream about. The savings and loan offered 5.25 percent interest on regular passbook savings accounts and 7.75 percent interest on 72-month savings certicates (minimum deposit $10,000).JUMP, IRA!Senior workhorse Ira Woodfaulk shattered the Taylor County High School high jump record by two inches, as the Bulldogs placed second overall in the District III track and eld championship. Woodfaulk jumped 6 feet, 2 inches, breaking the previous record of 6 feet.CARLTON, FREEMAN MARRY AT PGCCDonna Leah Carlton and Steve Thomas Freeman were married in a March 22 ceremony in the banquet room of the Perry Golf and Country Club.WHAT ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT?The editorial page defended Florida Video and its rates. We have 10 channels in Perry, plus the weather crawler and the school channel. Some cable systems serving the largest cities in the state only offer three channels and there are few, indeed, that get as many as Perry does. What are we complaining about anyway?TO THE MOON AND BACKLen Woodward, manager of Buckeye Cellulose Lands and Timber, was master of ceremonies for the planting of a loblolly pine which traveled to the moon and back on Apollo 15 in 1969. Woodward said that since Buckeye had been in Perry, the corporation had planted enough trees (six feet apart) to form a straight line to the moon and halfway back.MCDONALDS STAGES PET SHOWFor its upcoming pet show, McDonalds reported that entrants included a tarantula spider, a hamster, three possums, bull ants, a long-haired guinea pig, a goat and a black Polish white-crested chicken. Judges included Dr. Tom Fletcher, County Agent Henry Davis and Judge Declan OGrady.MIXON CHOSEN FOR HONORWilliam Mixon Jr. was named Mechanic of the Quarter at Schoeld Barracks in Hawaii. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Mixon of Perry.A-2 Perry News-Herald May 3-4, 2013 Looking Back Perry News-HeraldPerry, Florida 123 S. Jefferson Street (850) 584-5513 The Perry News-Herald (ISSN 07470967) is published each Friday by Perry News papers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are $35.00 per year or $49.00 out of county. Periodicals postage paid at Perry, Florida 32348. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Perry News-Herald, P.O. Box 888, Perry, FL 32348. and views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco Times reserves the right to refuse publication of letters which are libelous or irresponsible. Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters submitted should We look forward to hearing from you! Our address is Perry, Newspapers, Inc., P.O. Box 888, Perry, Florida 32348. e-mail: newsdesk@perrynewspapers.comMember Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. P.O. Box 888 DONALD D. LINCOLN Publisher SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing EditorANGELA M. CASTELUCCIStaff Writer/Advertising Sales DEBBIE CARLTON Business Manager CAROLYN DuBOSE Advertising Director MICHELE ARNOLD Graphic Arts MARK VIOLA Staff Writer TAMMY KNIGHT 2013 Perry Newspapers Inc. May 3-4, 2013 Remember when...By ANTHONY L. WHITE anthonylamarwhite@yahoo.comWinging it without Uncle Charles Ive worn many hats and played several dierent roles during my 40-plus years. I was born into the roles of big brother, oldest child and grandson. I grew into some roles, like friend, neighbor and dreamer. While other roles, such as writer and teacher, were the results of my dreaming. When it comes to how well I t into the roles I was born into and the roles I grew into, my uncle Charles deserves a lot of the credit. I watched him and learned how to be a big brother, oldest child, grandson, friend, neighbor and dreamer. Because Charles was a great role model, I knew exactly who I was and who I was supposed to be during the rst half of my life. Charles died in 1987 at age 47. Im a year older than Charles was when he died, which means Ill be going through the rest of my life without his life as a guide. Charles was born into the roles of my grandmothers oldest child, my mothers oldest brother and my great-grandparents go-to grandson. He understood the importance of each of these roles, and he let each role dene who he was. Later in his life, he became a husband, father and uncle. Again, he allowed the roles to dene who he was. Like Charles, these roles have helped dene who I am more so than anything else in my life. Even now, these roles impact nearly every aspect of my life. When I have to make decisions involving family, I think about Charles and ask what he would do in the same situation. is usually answers my questions and points me in the right direction. When it comes to dealing with friends and neighbors, I look to Charles for guidance. I knew many of the people he called friends and neighbors, and they all considered him to be a good friend and neighbor even if they didnt always agree with his opinion or his way of doing things. My friends and neighbors dont always agree with my opinion or my way of doing things, but I learned that if your convictions and actions are sincere, then friends and neighbors will respect that even when they dont agree. Charles was an adult with a wife and children by the time I came along, so he had transferred most of his dreams to his children and nieces and nephews. is was how he kept his dreams alive. All of this meant that most of my life, I pretty much had a blueprint to go by. However, because Charles died during his 40s, the rest of my life I will be winging it. I have other family members and older friends whose path I dont mind following. Even though he is well into his 70s, my cousin Joe Louis is still a dreamer. Ill be hard pressed to nd better advice than my Aunt Helens advice. My friend Herbs grandmother Miss Dannie Lee Clayton is always willing to listen and send me down the right path when I veer o course. And then there are a host of career and writing mentors, like Susan Lincoln, Lawrence Hughes, Estic Rollings and Pat Cook. So, when it comes to life aer 48, I may not have my Uncle Charles life as a guide to show me the way, but Im forever thankful for the foundation that he helped me build my life on. THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD April 27 May 4, 1978FaithEditors Note: Local historian Henry McLeod has compiled an impressive collection of Taylor County history now available on a website appropriately titled Taylor County & Perry, Florida History (https://sites.google. com/site/taylorcountyhistory/). His latest addition to the site is an extensive prole of local churches. This weeks featured history was submitted by Midway Baptist Church. On Aug. 16, 1961, a group met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Aman for prayer services. A decision was made to continue these services and add Sunday services including Sunday school and training union. Soon a request to organize a church was made. On Saturday, Sept. 23, 1961, a new church was formed with the help of Taylor Baptist Association ministers and deacons, including the Rev. Alva Horton, the Rev. T. D. Lide, the Rev. Joe Engel, the Rev. F. A. Parker, the Rev. J. W. Johnson, Leonard Pridgeon, James Ray Blue and Kenneth Gaskins. The church called J. W. Johnson as pastor and chose the name Midway. Land was donated by Charlie Aman and construction on a building was started in early 1962. It was completed enough by June to have Vacation Bible School. Later an education building was added, built and paid for by the members. The church is debt free. In the late 1980s a Family Life Center was built. We thank God for his goodness and for the 10 pastors who served us and those others, who were sent out. (The above information was provided to Henry McLeod by Ms. Audrey Johnson, wife of the rst pastor, the Rev. J. W. Johnson.) Honor your loved ones by including them in the next installment of the Taylor County Historical Societys They Were Here series. President Wanda Cash invites families to submit biographical sketches and photos of their loved ones for inclusion in the book. Volunteers are at the historical society every Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and will be happy to help. All photos will be returned, she said. They Were Here entries needed Goodman farm Betty Ann Goodman Curvin shared this 1940-era photo of her grandmother at the Goodman farm which welcomes postings of historical pictures and information related to Perry and Taylor County. family friends Midway Baptist established in 1961

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A-3 Perry News-Herald May 3-4, 2013 Goodmans will be providing their meal at Forest Capital Hall Saturday night and Elks Lodge volunteers will be providing their breakfast at the lodge Sunday morning, Earline Neeley of the Perry Elks Lodge said. The 2013 Ride is being dedicated to ofcers from Florida, Virginia and Tennessee: Detective David White, Clay County Sheriffs Ofce; Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill, Brevard County Sheriffs Ofce; Sergeant Ruben Howard Thomas III, Florida Department of Corrections; Chief Kenny D. Fox, Decaturville Fire Department, Tennessee; Engineer Chris Manguso, Broward County Sheriffs Ofce Fire Rescue; Police Ofcer Bruce St. Laurent, Jupiter Police Department; Deputy Sheriff Christopher Schaub; Broward County Sheriffs Ofce; and Police Ofcer Chris Yung, Prince William County Police Department, Virginia. En route, the riders and their support team will meet with local re departments and law enforcement agencies to show the spirit of Brotherhood, organizers said. All local law enforcement, re and EMS personnel are encouraged to mobilize at Forest Capital Park beginning at 2 p.m. to welcome the riders. Members of the public are also encouraged to come out and meet the ofcers taking part in the ride. BROTHERHOOD Continued from page 1 Pit stop for riders set up at Forest Capital Hall PAWS (Pets Are Worth Spaying) will be hold its semiannual low cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats at the DTRAC Park in Jena on Saturday, May 4, from 9-11 a.m. Microchip implants will also be available, along with ea control and heartworm prevention products. Low-cost vaccination clinic is set Saturday in Steinhatchee

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A-4 Perry News-Herald May 3-4, 2013 Living Come to spring plant sale on May 11 at Forest Capital Park The Taylor County Master Gardeners Spring Sale is only one week away, and hard-working green thumbs are encouraging all to make your list, check it twice and then come to Forest Captital Hall and add a few things you never even considered. The Master Gardeners have been propagating seeds preparing herbs, annuals, perennials, vegetables, succulents and hanging baskets for the sale which will be held Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Forest Capital Park. This is a great opportunity to get expert advice and horticulture information, said Debbie Ross for the group. There will be displays on raised garden beds and vegetable gardening, square foot gardening, composting, rain barrels and micro-irrigation. A rafe will be held every half-hour. Helping Hands of the Shelter will again be selling hot dogs, chips, and drinks, with all proceeds from their sales going to the support of their organization. Local garden vendors will be set up outside in the park area and the Master Gardeners will be set up inside Forest Capital Hall with plants for sale, along with the horticulture displays. Have ower pots to recycle? Bring them for the Master Gardeners; a collection area will be set upt.This potting bench will go home with the winner with the spring plant sale at Forest Capital Park. If youve always wanted a vegetable garden, the SNAP class at Taylor Technical Institute can set you up. Currently, the class is offering cherry tomato plants for $2 per clump, Roma tomatoes at the same price, and Jelly Bean Tomato as a pack of 5-6 plants, also for $2. If its crooked neck squash you wish to grow, plants are $2 (5-6 plants included), with Dixie hybrid squash for the same price and cowhorn okra for $2 per pack. Banana peppers and bell peppers both sell for $2 per clump, along with white eggplant. If its owers and trees you desire, their selection is even larger--azaleas, daylilies, bridal wreath, as well as crepe myrtle, sycamore, cedars and boxwood shrubs. Please call 838-2545 and ask for the SNAP class before you visit. Your patronage helps support this class for Special Needs Adults. By FLORRIE BURROUGHS Shady Grove columnist Hendry Reunion Descendants of Robert M. Hendry and Martha Carlton Hendry will meet at Shady Groves Robert M. Hendry Memorial Church on Sunday, May 5. Special music will begin at 10:45 a.m. with registration at 10:30 a.m. The host families of Alderman C. Hendry (Auley & Mosea Barker Hendry and Auley & Arie Bailey McLeod Hendry) invite you to bring a covered dish and join in celebrating memories of this pioneer family and their descendants. Four-wheeler stolen The L. M. Cruce family was the victim of a burglary in the early-morning hours of April 22 when someone entered their carport and took their 2001 blue Kawasaki four-wheeler. L. M. would appreciate it if anyone who has any information or sees the four-wheeler would please contact the Taylor County Sheriffs Department. There have been several such incidents in our area. Lets all be on the look-out for suspicious activity and not hesitate to call the law. Do you know how old you are? I must confess that I did not know my own age until last Wednesday at approximately 11:30 a.m. I was chatting with my sister and a dear friend while waiting in the doctors ofce and there, on the spot, I aged one whole year. For months--apparently too many months--I had been 66 years young. I would and did declare it proudly when asked. Over and over again I had said I was 66. We had talked about a lot of things when somehow the subject of the conversation became age. My sister stated that she would be 70 this year. I replied that she could not be 70 because I was only 66 and there are only two years difference in our ages. She was insistent and so was our friend who stated she was 66 and she had been born in 1946. I was born in 1945. Out came the pencil and paper, and I quickly subtracted 1945 from 2013 and came up with 68 which I will be in December. Wow, all of a sudden I felt tired and wanted to take a nap. Aging so fast does take a toll. Ive heard it said that you are only as old as you feel. I suppose there is some truth to that. I usually feel pretty young but realizing I was 67 and, in fact, would become 68 this year was a little more than I wanted to hear. It took several hours to soak in and it will take some mental training to say when asked my age. I thought 66 was so neat! at TTI offer plants to public...now Paint the town purple, for Relay Residents are invited to Paint the Town Purple Saturday, May 11, in support of Taylor Countys 2013 Relay For Life. Relay volunteers and team members are invited to meet at Java Depot at 10 a.m. for a short walk to the courthouse and back to support the event. Businesses and residents wishing to decorate their buildings and homes with purple ribbons should contact Relay Event Chair Tanya ONeal at 584-4460 or Jessica Turnmire at 8432570. Bows are $3 (veinch) and $5 (eight-inch).

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A-5 Perry News-Herald May 3-4, 2013dead at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Yelverton was seriously injured and is continuing his recovery. Responding to the investigations conclusion, Ketrings mother, Emily, said, You think the justice system would care about seeking justice, but they dont. We have been told by ofcers who were there and everyone else that there was alcohol all over the scene, and that he (Mendoza) admitted at the hospital he had been drinking. When he was tested four hours (after the crash), he did have alcohol in his system. They could charge him, but they are just not going tothey know he was drinking but they are just choosing not to proceed because they say they cant prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. Ketrings uncle, John Weed, is an attorney with the Third Judicial Circuit State Attorneys Ofce, which prompted State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister to recuse himself from the case. Gov. Rick Scott then appointed Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs in his stead. Willie Meggs told me that Mendoza is not even a legal resident of the United States, but that his immigration status was not something his ofce would deal with, Emily Ketring said. Based on the evidence we found, Mr. Mendozas actions were not a direct cause of the fatality crash, Stephens said. There were some issues with his tox screen, Stephens said. As for Hatcher, his toxicology screen was clear of both alcohol and drugs. the agency and have been helping patrons access DCFs services. DCF personnel are also available at the Taylor County Health Department and both sites have a scanner available to submit documents to the agency. Residents can also receive assistance at Workforces mobile unit parked at Perry Square on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In March, 4,962 people in Taylor County received food stamps from DCF. This was a more than 300 person increase from a year before, when 4,600 people received food stamps. For the same month, 124 people received temporary cash assistance, which was down from the year prior when 131 received assistance. Meanwhile, during DCFs most recent scal year (July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012), the total number of people in Taylor County who received economic assistance (food stamps and temporary cash assistance) was 6,444. Over the same period, 35.6 percent of Taylor County children received help through the food stamp program. Those who receive services from DCF can use any computer with internet access to see their current benets, when benets become available, and more through their My ACCESS account. Customers can sign up for this service and apply for food stamps and temporary cash assistance online at myorida.com/ accessorida. DCF OFFICALS Continued from page 1 Nearly 5,000 receive food stamps here KETRING Continued from page 1 Mother responds to investigation ndings When Angel Ketring was just 11, she and her sister--along with her cousins--manned a lemonade stand the entire week of their Spring Break from school. They didnt do it to ll their own piggy banks, but rather to collect money for the Divine Mercy Outreach Center. It was her favorite community group to support. She volunteered there all the time, Ketrings mother, Emily said. In honor of what would have been Ketrings 16th birthday, her family is holding an Angel Food Drive this month for the center. Her birthday is May 23 and we wanted to do something that she would have appreciated, Emily said. Collection bins for canned goods have been placed at all three Boys & Girls Club facilities, Taylor Correctional Institution, Dollar General and Premier Medical. Ketring, a Taylor County sophomore, was killed in a car crash in September 2012. Angel Food Drive will benet outreach center Angel Ketring would have celebrated her 16th birthday this month, May 23. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) will hold a public hearing to discuss child welfare in Circuit 3. Topics will include: what is working in the current system of care, identication of gaps in services and critical areas needing improvement. The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 15, from 5:307:30 p.m. at the Department of Transportation Building District 2 Ofce in Lake City.DCF gathers input on local needs May 15

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A-6 Perry News-Herald May 3-4, 2013 Religion Night of Destiny IIIFriendship Chapel will present Night of Destiny III tonight (Friday) at 6 p.m. at the Steinhatchee Community Center featuring music and drama. Everyone is encouraged to attend. If you would like to participate, please call Davey Cannon at 386965-8461. Harpers to sing at Faith Baptist Homecoming at Jena The First Baptist Church of Jena will observe Homecoming on Sunday, May 5. Guest speaker for the occasion will be Gilbert Macias. Dinner will be served afterwards. Everyone is invited to attend. Harpers sing at Faith Baptist The gospel group, The Harpers of Camilla, Ga., will perform at Faith Baptist Church on Sunday, May 5. Services begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a free fellowship lunch. All are invited. The church is on Highway 19 North. For additional information, please call the church at 584-2980. Mens Day at Trinity Trinity House of Praise will celebrate its second Mens Day on Sunday, May 5, with Pastor Keith Cloud of New Carol Jeanette GayCarol Jeanette (Dement) Gay, 73, died April 30, 2013, at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. Mrs. Gay was born Aug. 30, 1939. She was a member of the Sandy Toes Red Hats. Survivors include: her husband, Otis Gay of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Tammy Wehunt and Rhonda Burns, both of St. Petersburg, and Shannon Fitzpatrick of Hudson; four sisters, Alice Lengl of Perry, Naola Paques of Manseld, Ohio, Barbara Miller of Bellville, Ohio, and Bonnie Philips of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; one brother, James Dement of Lexington, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 6, at 11 a.m., at Blue Creek Baptist Church in Keaton Beach.Please see page 10 Obituaries Please see page 10

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By SARAH HALL Special Prayers Thank you O God, for this space for prayer, where our spirits come together, our thoughts can soar and our minds can be expanded. Here we can think about things, get on one accord, and pray for all of those who at this time, cant pray for themselves. We, as believers have a noble and high commitment to pray without ceasing, so that our God will permit us to continue to dwell within his holy purpose for our lives. Thank you, O God, for allowing your Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us. Amen. Citywide Mission invites all President Geraldine Sparrow reminds everyone that Citywide Mission will be held this Sunday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. at New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist where the Rev. Donald McBride is pastor. Please come! Prayer list Remember to pray for Angie Clark (home), Reguther Crowell (home), Beverly Parker (home), Maebel Hawkins (home), Charlene Hayes (TMH), Sherrie Wiggins Baskins (Gainesville), Donna Washington (TMH), Alyce Watkins (home), Jean Lee (home), Elihu Jack Scott (Marshall Rehab), William Davis (Orlando hospital), Erma Walker (home).Zion M.B. Church in Greenville as guest speaker. The service begins at 4 p.m. The church is located 3.5 miles west of Perry on Highway 98. For more information, please contact Deacon C. Reaves at 850-295-5333. Yard sale at Calvary BaptistCalvary Baptist Youth will hold their huge, second annual youth fundraising yard sale this Saturday, May 4, at the Union Hall off Old Dixie Highway. The sale begins at 8 a.m. and continues until noon featuring a living room set, entertainment center, student desk, housewares, electronics, toys, baby items and clothes galore! Proceeds will fund summer youth camp. Your support is appreciated.Funding, adopted tables neededAs the Heroes Rise veterans tribute nears, organizers are still needing businesses or churches to adopt and decorate tables for the May 16 reception. Funding is also needed for the reception which will be followed by a tribute and prayer service. Interested in helping? Please contact Karen Cate at heroesrise@taylorcountyprayer.org. Church ladies are cooking The ladies of St. Peter Primitive Baptist church will sell dinners on Saturday, May 4, offering chitterlings and rice, fried chicken or oxtail with rice. Please call the church at 584-4346 or you may also contact 584-5356. A-10 Perry News-Herald May 3-4, 2013 TIDBITS: (Continued from page 6)Linda L. FryeLinda L. Frye, 65, of Perry, died May 1, 2013, at her home in Perry. Mrs. Frye was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Pensacola to Charlie and Lucille (Parker) Rutherford. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Frye was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lucille Rutherford, and her son Jimmy Lee Purvis. Survivors include: her daughter, Sandra (Greg) Wilson of Perry; two sons, Leon Frye of Jackson, S.C., and Anthony (Mary) Frye of Beach Island, S.C.; her sister, Betty Owens of Perry; and ve grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4, at 4 p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry with Billy Gipson ofciating. Interment will follow in Pisgah Cemetery. Family members will receive friends Saturday, May 4, from 3-4 p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. Obituaries FAITH BAPTIST Continued from page 6 Chicken dinners for sale Saturday Citywide Mission invites community

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