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Want to be a Distinguished Young Woman?Organizers of the 2013 Florida Forest Festival Distinguished Young Women program (formerly known as Junior Miss) invite all interested individuals to attend a registration meeting Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the high school media center, at 3 p.m. The scholarship program is open to all high school senior girls living in Taylor County attending any school or being home-schooled. Participants may sign up online at www. distinguishedyw.com. For more information, contact Stacey Cruse (scruse1516@ comcast.net) or Angie Gibson (agibson1@fairpoint. net). begin Aug. 26Fireghter (I) classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, at North Florida Community College. Orientation starts at 5 p.m. in building #13 on the Madison campus. For additional information, contact the college at (850) 973-9455.Support group The Alzheimers Project Inc., reminds the community of a support group for people who are caregivers for loved ones. This group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The next meeting for caregivers is Thursday, Aug. 22. While providing information and education to caregivers, the setting also gives them the opportunity to share their experiences and create new friendships. Participants are encouraged to please reserve respite care in advance. If you have questions or comments, you may call Angela Mendoza at 850-765-2900. This group is intended for all caregivers and not restricted to those caring for loved ones with Alzheimers. Aug. 22The Taylor County Public Librarys remaining adult workshops for August include the following: at 6 p.m. ($5 materials fee); Whiteld, Layering & Grafting at 6 p.m. Call (850) 838-3512 for more information or to register. Space is limited. First United Methodist Church will host a Ride to the Ranch bike run this Saturday, Aug. 17, benetting the Madison Youth Ranch. Registration begins at the church on North Jefferson Street at 9 a.m. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayAugust 16-17, 2013 0 Index One section 124th Year, No. 32www.perrynewspapers.com Weather Friday87 74 80%Saturday89 73 Sunday90 72 50% Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald 70% . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Entertainment . ........ A-8 TV listings . .............. A-9 Classieds . ........... A-13 News Forum Dream Big City celebrates one-year anniversary of downtown revitalization launch By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Staff writer A splash pad where youngsters of all ages could escape for summer fun. A three-story grand pavilion that welcomed visitors to Perrys historic downtown and sheltered farmers and backyard gardeners alike. A dog park where canine kids could run and play safely guarded by a chain link fence. A sprawling lake stocked with sh and surrounded by shaded walkways. This might have sounded like a pipedream when the Perry City Council rst unveiled its plans for downtown revitalization, but today this is the reality taking shape day-by-day. This week marked the one-year anniversary of the councils adoption of the Downtown Revitalization Plan. Many strides have been made in the ensuing 12 months and greater accomplishments are looming. On Tuesday, City Manager Bob Brown shared a litany of projects that have been checked off the plans list: We have completed the Grand Pavilion, splash pad and playground area of Rosehead Park, acquired property for expanding the park and received a $335,000 grant for the lake construction. We have also submitted required construction plans for the lake to various permitting agencies, hired an architect and received approved designs for the downtown canopies project. We are about ready to submit grant proposals for that project. We are nearing completion of a dog park. We have completed sidewalk Council eyes partial closure of Washington Street Please see page 3 Curtis hired as new city attorneyLess than a month after the abrupt resignation of City Attorney Mike Smith, the Perry City Council hired his replacement Tuesday night from a eld of four applicants. Taylor County native Donald Ray Curtis III was council members rst choice for the job and City Manager Bob Brown was able to hammer out an employment agreement during Tuesdays proceedings. After Curtis and Brown returned to the council room following their off-site meeting, Mayor Daryll Gunter Please see page 3 City to dissolve Code The Perry City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to move forward with dissolving its Code Enforcement Board and appointing a special magistrate to assume the boards duties, which include ruling on city code violations. Mayor Daryll Gunter brought the issue to the councils attention, noting that the county commission had taken similar action years ago and it has saved them a lot of problems, headaches and backlash. He said, It helps get politics out of the (process)and as far as people being mad at us because they are being cited for having to mow their grassit seems to help that a lot as well. Gunter added, The complaints Ive been getting are related to (decisions/issues) where there is sometimes a lack of knowledge of the law. With this person (a special magistrate) we know they would know the law. Members of the current Code Enforcement Board serve in three capacities: as the citys Planning/ Zoning council, Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement Board. The other two functions would remain. The code enforcement part would go away and a lawyer would be doing it in a semi-judicial capacity, Gunter said. Four of the ve-member council agreed with Gunters suggestion with Councilman Mike Deming making a motion to have staff begin working toward a transition to a special magistrate system. Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk offered a second and the motion passed 4-1 with Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton voting against the move. Hampton did not make any comments as to why she voted against the measure. Past caseloads for the Code Enforcement Board have included violations ranging from overgrown lots to possession of synthetic marijuana. Under the special magistrate system, a council-hired attorney would act as judge with City Attorney Ray Curtis presenting the cases. Steinhatchee school gets new name, principalJulie Philmon Hurst is the new principal of Steinhatchee Elementary School, completing a summer of transition in which the Taylor County School District hired three new principals. The Taylor County School Board approved Hursts appointment Tuesday, less than a week before the rst day of class for students. Hurst said she has been meeting with teachers, who returned to school Monday, and staff in preparation for the new year. Were going to be ready, she said. Were excited about Please see page 3(Aerial photo by Mark Viola)
GROUNDBREAKING FOR NURSING HOMECity Clerk Clarence Giddens and Taylor County Commission Chairman W.D. Wilson participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Perry Manor Nursing Home. HOSPITAL INCREASES CHARGESGary Muller, administrator for Doctors Memorial Hospital, announced an increase in rates for the local facility, defending the action by explaining that--even with the increase--services here were less than those at other area hospitals. A 7.6 percent increase was enacted, with a single room costing about $81 per day and a semi-private going to $71. In other hospital news, Procter & Gamble was applauded for donating $150,000 to purchase a new x-ray machine.DANSBY MERITS ENDORSEMENTThe Florida Teaching Profession of the National Education Association endorsed Perry attorney Don Dansby as its choice in the democratic race for Florida comptroller.TALKING ABOUT TIMESchool board candidate Donna Parker placed an advertisement which asked the question, Did you know that, last year, 70 percent of 5th grade students here could not tell time? Her ad continued, Its time for a change.HERE COMES THE JUDGECircuit Judge John W. Peach addressed the Perry Kiwanis Club emphasizing his belief in the importance of a fair but rm policy from the bench.WELCOME, CANDIDATESMargaret Walker and Jean Ward acted as hostesses for the Business and Professional Womens candidate forum. The two were pictured at the Kingswood where more than 20 candidates stumped for votes.SOCIETY PAGE ANNOUNCEMENTSMr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Holt Jr. announced the engagement of their daughter, Eileen, to Lex Shea of Greenville. A Sept. 17 wedding was planned. Mr. and Mrs. George Lee announced the engagement of their daughter, Gwendolyn Rebecca (Becky), to Lonnie A. Houck. Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Tolliver Jr. announced the birth of their daughter, Tkameka Awnee, on Aug, 9 at Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH). She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy R. Adams announced the birth of their son, Chad Tucker on Aug. 13 at DMH. He weighed 8 pounds, 15. 5 ounces.STANALAND CALLED OUTSTANDINGTechnical Sgt. Judge C. Stanaland, a 1969 graduate of Taylor County High School, was named Outstanding Noncommissioned Ofcer for his unit at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.A-2 Perry News-Herald August 16-17, 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: email@example.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. August 16-17, 2013 This was my back-to-school to-do list when I was going to the seventh grade. Coordinate and lay out my new school shirts, pants and shoes for at least a week. Gather my pencils, paper and notebooks then place them by the front door. Put new batteries in the battery-powered alarm clock and check to make sure my electric alarm clock was still functioning properly. Then put on a new tough skin because school could make or break your entire school year. This is my back-to-school to-do list now that I teach 7th, 8th and 9th grades. Purchase my new school uniforms then lay out a weeks wardrobe. of school. Gather my pens and laptop and place them by the front door. Put new batteries in the battery-powered alarm clock and check to make sure my electric alarm clock is still functioning properly. Then put on a new tough skin. It seems that my back-to-school list has changed very little between my years as a student and teacher. The most important of these to-do tasks, then and now, is ensuring that I wake up on time in order to get to school on time. After 17 years as a and three years as an instructor, I still trying to beat the morning school bell. I am fully to blame for my inability to learn what most students have learned by the third grade: if youre not in class, seated, and ready to begin the days lesson, then youre late. I wish that there was someone other than myself whom I could blame, but I cant. My mother and grandmother spent 13 years trying to school me on the importance of getting up and out of the house on time, but to little or no avail. My mother spent most mornings yelling my name to get me out of bed, out of the bathroom, back out the bed, out of the kitchen, then out the front door. On most days, I managed to get to the bus stop before the bus pulled off, but three or four the bus down the road. If it wasnt for my brothers begging the bus driver, Mrs. Young, to stop and wait for me, I would have walked to school more days than I rode the bus. Some mornings, my mother would be so aggravated with my inability to get up and moving that she would turn the task of getting me up and ready for school over to my grandmother. This usually infuriated my grandmother, whose motto was, Ill call your name to wake you up once or twice, but after that, Ill get you up by any means necessary. Antmar, my grandmother would yell from the kitchen, where she was preparing breakfast. Get up! My grandmother demanded a response anytime she said something to us, which meant we were rarely able to claim she didnt tell us something. So, in the mornings when she yelled out my name, I knew I had to respond even if it meant talking in my sleep. Im up, I would answer from somewhere in Dreamland. I dont hear footsteps in there, she would call out. Im up though, Id respond. Thirty seconds later, she would try again to wake me up, but that time it was with a belt, which is why I needed to put on a new tough skin at the beginning of every school year. Today, my grandmother isnt here to wake me up when I disregard the alarm clock. But, I still need to put on my tough skin at the beginning of each school year to greet the students who are waiting impatiently outside my door 20 minutes before the school bell rings. Last year, when I asked one of the students why he was always there so early, he responded, My mother makes me get up and leave when she leaves because I have trouble waking up on my own even with an alarm clock. I smiled and said, Ask your mom if she has an extra room shed like to rent. Remember when...By ANTHONY L. WHITE firstname.lastname@example.orgReady for school? THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD August 17, 1978 Quotable Quotes The more things change... (Photo courtesy State Archives of Florida) Home sweet home (Photo courtesy State Archives of Florida) In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a days work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for 20 years. --Jacques BarzunThe only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children. --Louis JohannotIf you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, Ill promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. --Anonymous Teacher A teachers job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded. --D. Martin
A-3 Perry News-Herald August 16-17, 2013 additions and have changed parking congurations downtown. He noted that while this has been going on, we have also completed the re-use pipeline to Buckeye, paved Shady Oaks Drive, repainted all the re hydrants in the city, replaced all city street signs and are nearing completion of the Loughridge Pavilion. We have also received a $5.5 million grant/loan for a new sewer plant and funding from the state for water plant improvement studies. Moving forward, the council is considering a proposal to close a portion of Washington Street that would be encompassed by the new lake. The option would be to close Washington between Ellis Street and Buckhalter Way to allow the park to continue uninterrupted from Jefferson Street to Center, Brown said. Council members agreed to the concept by consensus and will hold a public hearing on the issue at their rst meeting in September, slated Thursday, Sept. 12, due to budget hearing schedules. invited Curtis to take a seat at the front table with other city administrators. Youre with us now, Gunter said. Three of the four applicants were on hand for the meeting as well as members of the local Bar. As council members began their discussions for lling the position, Conrad Bishop (who serves as attorney for the county commission) urged them to give preference to those who live and work in Taylor County. Local attorney Cline Moore echoed Bishops comments noting that they are all good candidates, but I encourage you to give preference to a local attorney when possible. Other applicants for the position included Sally Roberts (formerly of Steinhatchee), Leenette McMillan-Fredricksson of Mayo and Christine Thurman of Tallahassee. Councilman Don Cook said he preferred not to be involved in the interview process; Gunter then asked the pleasure of the board ranking their top two candidates. Curtis was the unanimous top choice and Gunter asked him and Brown to step outside to negotiate a compensation agreement. If they cant reach an agreement, well move on to our next choice (which was McMillan-Fredricksson), Gunter said. A short time later, Brown and Curtis returned with a proposal that the council passed unanimously calling for a $12,000 retainer and an hourly fee of $100 for work outside the scope of regular duties. (The previous attorney was paid $130/hour). This includes attendance at all of the meetings, Brown noted. Former City Attorney Smith resigned in the midst of discussions at the councils July 24 meeting. having a great year. Hurst was most recently guidance counselor at Dixie County High School before taking on her new position. A 29-year education veteran, she taught at Ruth Rains Middle School, Chieand High School and Columbus High School during her career. Its been great, she said of her rst week. Were all on the same page. Were going to do what it takes to turn the school around. It was a tumultuous summer for the school, which not only received the districts rst F since 1999, but also lost grades six through eight after the school board voted in June to convert it to a K-5 facility and transfer its middle school students to Taylor County Middle School in Perry. I think we have a great team of teachers and a great staff, Hurst said. Were focusing on the new Common Core standards so we can prepare the students for the next year. This area is a closeknit group and the school gets a lot of community support, she said, adding that her father was from Steinhatchee. The school will host its orientation today (Friday) PRINCIPAL Continued from page 1 Orientation is today in Steinhatchee CURTIS Continued from page 1 Bar members asked preference be given to local attorneys Methodists open hearts, & checkbooks, to support childrens home ministry Since 1908, the First United Methodist Childrens Home in Enterprise has been helping abused and neglected children in Florida and, now after 105 years, it is expanding to a second campus in Madison County near Pinetta. During its centennial celebration, the homes board of trustees laid the groundwork to expand its services and help more children. To be built on approximately 300 acres donated for the purpose, the Madison Youth Ranch is the embodiment of that mission and will ultimately serve more than 100 children as an extension the primary campus in Enterprise. Madison Youth Ranch Director of Administrative Services Ruth Moore, who along with her husband will run the facility once it opens, visited the Perry Rotary Club this week with the Rev. James Taylor, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Perry, to talk about the ranchs mission as well as a local campaign to raise funds for the construction of the facilitys chapel. Moore told members that their goal is to have two residential homes nished and up to 20 children in place by the start of the 2014-15 school year. According to Taylor, the 85 Methodist churches in Floridas Northwest District pledged to raise the funds to construct the ranchs chapel and the Perry church has set a fund-raising goal of $20,000 to help the effort. The chapel will be the center of spiritual life at the ranch, Taylor said. We looked at our membership and wanted a goal that would stretch us but was still attainable. The church began its campaign with a pledge drive from among its members and continues this Saturday, Aug. 17, with a Ride to the Ranch motorcycle run from First United Methodist Church of Perry to the ranch in Madison County and back. Registration begins at the church on North Jefferson Street at 9 a.m. Riders will begin the run at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. in Perry. Tickets are $15 per Please see page 5 WASHINGTON STREET Continued from page 1 $5.5 million grant secured for new sewer plant
A-4 Perry News-Herald August 16-17, 2013 Living Couples 50 years of marriage prompts a return to New Orleans James and Margaret Gross were married at the Gentilly Baptist Church, located at 5141 Franklin Avenue in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, Aug. 24, 1963. The ceremony was at 4 p.m. We have been celebrating the occasion ever since, and this year, we plan to return to New Orleans to celebrate our rst 50 years together. Margaret and James Gross on Aug. 24, 1963School starts Monday! Eat breakfast, begin good habitsBy LORI WIGGINS Family and Consumer Sciences Agent III Often, summer break is when the childrens healthy eating plans take a vacation. So, as summer comes to an end and the school year nears, take time to refocus your efforts as a family to ensure your childrens nutrition and physical activity habits are ready for the year ahead. important meal for growing children. Studies show that breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance, less tardiness and fewer hunger-induced stomach aches in the morning. Their overall test scores are higher, they concentrate better, solve problems more easily and have better muscle coordination. So whether they eat at home or at school, be sure your children eat a nutritious breakfast every day. A few quick healthy breakfast choices are fruit smoothies, fruit, cereal and low-fat milk, yogurt, eggs, whole wheat tortilla wraps, whole-wheat toast, wafes, pancakes or bagels with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. to eat breakfast or lunch at school, take time to go over the menu with them and discuss how to build a healthful and nutritious meal they will enjoy. Make sure the choices include whole grains, vegetables, fruits and low-fat or fat-free dairy at every meal. childrens lunch, take your kids grocery shopping with you and allow them to pick out healthy foods that they enjoy. Your children are much more likely to eat what you pack for them if they have picked it out themselves. Be sure to pack a balanced lunch that will include protein, carbohydrates and good fat. are involved in afterschool activities, pack a healthy snack they can eat beforehand. Fruit or vegetable slices, 100 percent fruit juice or water and whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese are healthy options. Where have you traveled this summer? The Red Hats of Steinhatchee traveled almost to Horseshoe Beach for their July outing! They called Lily Creek Caf And General Store a delight and a new experience for us! They have a wonderful menu most of us enjoyed the fried shrimp. Lots of gossip was passed around, plus stories of what has been happening in our lives who is sick, who is well, where we we obliged! Where will we be next month? Who knows--but look for us! Come to kick-off Aug. 28 The new splash pad in downtown Perry, Rosehead Park, will be the site of the Awana Kick-off for First Baptist Church on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The event is structured for children age 3 through fth grade who must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the event. The kick-off, which includes registration for the coming year, begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7. Jena begins AWANA on Sept. 4 with pizza The First Baptist Church of Jena will begin its AWANA program on Sept. 4 at 6:20 p.m. We are serving pizza that night and inviting all the any questions, please call Betty Beck at 498-766 Splash around a bit...
A-6 Perry News-Herald August 16-17, 2013 Religion FOLLOW ME: what does it mean?Members of First Baptist Church hope youll follow them to the simulcast viewing of Follow Me featuring David Platt from an undisclosed location in the Middle East. This free viewing will be Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 5:30 p.m in the churchs student center. Students 12 years and up, as well as adults, are encouraged to attend and to bring a nger food as well as a two-liter drink. In Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live, Platt says Christians need an authentic encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, in order to be authentic followers. We must nd out who He is, what that means, and consider the cost of truly following Him. The event will conclude by 7:30 p.m. 2 homecomings scheduled for Sunday Washington honored The Springhill Missionary Baptist Church celebrated 160 years of service on Sunday, July 21, and paid tribute to James Washington Sr. (pictured right) for more than three score years (60+) of faithful and dedicated service. Washington is the oldest serving member of Springhill in age and years of service. One of his sons and two of his daughters added to the tribute. Standing with Washington is Pastor Izell Montgomery Jr. who presented him a plaque. Obituaries Joyce Walter Joyce Walter, 77, of Perry, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Perry. She was a native of Washington County. Survivors include: two daughters, Joyce C. Leonard of Palm Coast and Patricia (Ernest) Simon of Perry; one son, Eddie L. Ransom Jr. of Bunnell; one step-daughter, Kathy (Lyton) Crowley of Bunnell; and one sister, Louise Brinson of Daytona; 15 grandchildren, 31 greatgrandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. The service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at Antioch M.B. Church in Perry. The burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery. Family members will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., today, Aug. 16, at Evans-Walker Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. Joyce Louise PickettJoyce Louise Pickett, 81, of Cocoa, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include: one son, Rodney (Patti) Pickett of Apopka; two daughters, Linda (Jackie) Pettrey of Perry and Debbie Morgan of Cocoa; three sisters, Geraldine Mummie of New York, Arlene Weaver and JoAnn Perry, both of Florida; seven grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Archer, with the Rev. Jimmy Corbin ofciating. Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City, is in charge of arrangements.J.D. WilliamsJ.D. (Big Jake) Williams, 85, of Perry, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Lake City. He was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include: one daughter, Juanita Monroe (William) of Perry; and two grandchildren, Mary Jackson (James) and ReShawn Crowell (Deidre), all of Perry. The service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at New Bethel M.B. Church with burial following at Springhill Cemetery. Family members will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today, (Aug. 16) at Evans-Walker Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.Deacon James EvansDeacon James Nookie Evans, age 61, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at his home in Tampa. He was a member of Northbay Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Shontae Evans of Tampa; ve daughters, Cynthia Robinson of Perry, Katrice Ferguson, LaVette Dye, Ashanti Matlear and Aaliyah Harris, all of Tampa; one son, Stephon Dye of Tampa; one sister, Bennie King of Jacksonville; sisterin-law, Clara Evans of Florence, S.C.; and three grandchildren. The service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Perry. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., today (Aug. 16) at the church. Burial will follow at Wigginsville Cemetery in Madison. Evans-Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Paul Hamilton Hayes Sr.Paul Hamilton Hayes, 72, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. A native of Dixie County and graduate of Jerkins High School, he was born to Boyd and Rebecca Hayes. He lived in Gainesville and owned a landscaping business, prior to relocating in Perry. Survivors includes: three sons, Paul Hamilton Hayes Jr. (Denise) of Perry, Harold Hayes of Perry and Nathaniel Cain (Lorraine) of Miami; one daughter, Vickie Hayes of Jacksonville; three brothers, Sammie Hayes and Issac Hayes, both of Gainesville, and Boysie (Josie) Hayes of Texas; two sisters, Lillie Lee H. Lightfoot and Thelma H. Kinnard (Freddie) all of Miami; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Trinity House of Praise in Perry with burial at Springhill Cemetery in Perry. Family members will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., today (Aug. 16) at Trinity funeral Home which is in charge of all arrangements.163rd Homecoming at Mt. GileadThe Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will observe its 163rd Homecoming Sunday, Aug. 18, at 10:30 a.m. Special music will be provided by The Cavaliers, Rebekah Aman and the Donnie Barnes family. The message will be delivered by Rev. John Medlock of Tallahassee. Dinner on the grounds will follow. Pastor Gil Williams and the congregation invite all to attend. 30th Homecoming in Salem Salem Baptist Church will celebrate its 30th annual Homecoming Sunday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. Josh Noland and The Purvis Brothers of Monticello will sing and play for the 11 a.m. worship service which will be followed by lunch. Evening worship will begin at 5:45 p.m. with the Rev. Ben Reams from Midway Baptist presenting the message. Everybody is invited. TIDBITS: Congrats to parents, grandparents By SARAH HALL Watch out for the kidsBack to school and what a summer it has been! Parents, grandparents, caregivers and others: Much love and appreciation to all of you for the love and care that you provide for one of our greatest assets-our kids!Dont miss this classLast class for this session of the Taylor County Union Christian Education Class will be Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 9 a.m. at New Mt. Zion. This is course 3008, The Theology History of Christianity which will be taught by the Rev. Oliver Bradley, Juanita Scott, dean, Vera Newberry, associate dean, and the Rev. Izell Montgomery, pastor. Special prayers for Ella Mae Jones (Marshall), Viola Woodfaulk (Marshall), Henry Irvine (TMH), Mary Alice Williams (home), Byron Whiteld (Marshall), Eric Scott (home) and Arilla Sterlings (prayer).Please see page 14
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A-10 Perry News-Herald August 16-17, 2013 SCRAMBLE 20thPerry-Taylor County Chamber annual 11 teams hit the links at 20th annual golf scramble Clear skies and soaring summer temperatures greeted participants in the 20th annual Perry-Taylor County Chamber Golf Scramble held Aug. 9 at the Perry Golf & Country Club. Some 11 teams hit the links for the fundraiser, representing area businesses. They included: Wells Fargo, Clothesline, Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union, Duke Energy, Big Top Manufacturing, Buckeye, Cline Moore (attorneys ofce), Citizens State Bank, Foley Timber & Land Company, Snyders-Lance and Hit It & Hope. The top three teams securing rst, second and third place trophies were: Cline Moore, rst place; Duke Energy, second place; and Buckeye, third place. Dozens of door prizes were awarded from such local donors as Woods N Water, BCFCU, Tree Capital Cleaning, Super Lube, Timberland Ford, Duke Energy, Ace Hardware, NAPA, Sonic, Citizens State Bank and the Chamber of Commerce. The day began with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by Burger King and concluded with a luncheon sponsored by Goodmans BBQ. Hole sponsors for the 20th annual event were: Advanced Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Bassetts Dairy, Burns Funeral Home, Kiwanis Club, Suwannee Solutions, Jimbob Printing, NAPA Auto Parts, B&B Sanitation, Yarbrough Tire, North Florida Printing, Perry Theatre, Tree Capital Credit Union, Capital City Bank, Perry Insurance and Accent Eye Care. Timberland Ford also was a returning sponsor for this years Hole in One contest. Putt-Putt golf tournament slated Sept. 20 The Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will host its rst Putt-Putt Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the KOA Campground Putt-Putt Golf Course. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For registration information, please call 584-5513. This will be a great networking opportunity for your friends and business associates, organizers said.
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