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Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayOctober 25-26, 2013 Index Two sections 124th Year, No. 42www.perrynewspapers.com Weather Friday75 52 Saturday 73 42 Sunday77 44 Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Looking Back . ......... B-1 Entertainment . ........ B-2 TV listings . .............. B-3 Playground ............. B-4 Classieds . ............. B-6 Scott to attend festivalFirst sitting governor since Walkin Lawton Gov. Rick Scott will ride in the King Tree Parade Saturday, Oct. 26, and will also attend Florida Forest Festival festivities at Forest Capital Park. Florida Gov. Rick Scott will attend the 58th annual Florida Forest Festival Saturday, Oct. 26, the rst sitting governor to do so since Gov. Lawton Chiles in the 1990s. The governor will walk in the King Tree Parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. and run along Jefferson Street in downtown Perry. Scott will also attend the festivities at Forest Capital State Park. We are very happy that Gov. Scott will be attending the festival this year, Festival Board Member Dawn Taylor said. We are honored that he has chosen to be part of this event. A number of Florida governors have attended the festival in years past, including Bob Graham and Claude R. Kirk Jr. The Florida Forest Festival began its history as the Pine Tree Festival in 1956 as a way to raise awareness of forest re safety. At the time, Taylor County had one of the worst re records in the country. Over the course of the next decade, the countys re record improved to one of the countrys best and in recognition, Gov. W. Haydon Burns declared Taylor County the Tree Capital of the South in 1965. One year later, the Pine Tree Festival became the Florida Forest Festival. Festival activities will continue tonight (Friday) in downtown Perry, beginning with the Strutt Your Mutt Dog Parade, held this year at Rosehead Parks Grand Pavilion at 6 p.m. and the annual Kids Parade around the courthouse square, also at 6 p.m. The Gaslight Classic Car Parade will reach downtown at 7 p.m. before returning to Perry Square (Save-a-Lot shopping center) for a street dance. Back downtown, kids will be able to take part in a Kids Fun Run at 7 p.m., which starts at the Historic Perry Station, and scary stories at the Grand Pavilion at 8 p.m. In addition to the King Tree Parade Saturday morning, Main Street Perry will host a farmers market at the Grand Pavilion from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and the festivals Great Race 5k run, returns after being absent for a number of years. Following the parade, everyone will travel to Forest Capital State Park for the rest of the festival. Some 65 arts and crafts vendors are expected at the festival, opening at 9 a.m. along with dozens of special concessions and Beshears applauds courts decision invalidating net ban Taylor Countys state representative, Halsey Beshears, is heralding a Tuesday circuit court decision invalidating the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) net ban regulations and is calling on state ofcials to work with the litigants to nd a compromise. Within hours of the ruling, however, the state announced its intention to appeal the ruling by Leon County Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulford, stating that the regulations will remain in effect while the case works its way through the system. Im disappointed that FWC is not nding a way to work with the shermen to resolve the issue and instead decided to appeal, Beshears told the Tallahassee Democrat Wednesday. This is not the rst time those ghting the state over the regulations imposed by FWC to enforce the 1994 PPD awarded for spice enforcement The Perry Police Department (PPD) was in the minority when it rst stepped up its enforcement efforts in 2011-12 regarding synthetic cannabis, more commonly known as spice. We recognized this as a looming epidemic, which was the push at that time to have synthetic substances identied and controlled beyond what the state was doing. We also stepped up enforcement of the citys spice ordinance addressing the possession and sale of these substances, Capt. Jamie Cruse said. More than year later, reports indicate that the departments efforts met with a large measure of success. It is not as readily available, Cruse said. Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) recognized the PPD for its work on spice control, awarding the department its 2013 MADD Hero for Drugged Driving Enforcement. After hearing what the PPD has been doing, it only made perfect sense to nominate them for the award. They are addressing the problem with the serious attention it deserves, said MADD Florida State Victim Services Manage Kristen Allen. It was wonderful to be able to honor the great work they do, which really shows how small steps can create a bigger impact, Allen said. Speakers for the event included Tracey Biggins, whose son Tyler (a Leon County fourth-grader) was one of three people killed in an impaired driving crash March 17, 2012. Hearing her talk about the loss of her son and the others just reinforced our resolve for impaired driving enforcement, Cruse said. Keynote speaker Mark Zeigler shared his familys own story of loss with the death of his brother-in-law Art Clemons, who was Please see page 3 Please see page 3 PPD Capt. Jamie Cruse, right, with Tracey Biggins, whose son was killed in an impaired driving crash in 2012. The new dog park is located adjacent to Folsom Park on South Center Street. It has areas designated for both large and small pets. New park honors Perrys angelsIn the past year, the Perry community has lost three young lives that were just beginning to bloom: Caleb Sullivan, 16; Angel Olivia Ketring, 15; and Jakourtney Tasha Davis, 19. In thanking the Perry City Council for dedicating its new dog park in honor of her daughter, Angel, former mayor Emily Weed Ketring has expressed her desire that the park honor all the children who have entered eternity, my Angel along with all of Perrys angels. The nal touches on the park were completed this week and a sign marking the dedication was placed at the site Wednesday. The park is located adjacent to Folsom Park on South Center Street, also known in local legend as the birthplace of Perry. In a recent letter to council members, Ketring summed up her familys journey of grief and loss: The people of Please see page 2 Please see page 3With school bullying continuing to make news across the nation, School Superintendent Paul Dyal said local schools are doing a very good job investigating reports of bullying brought to their attention here. The school district has a form available on its website (www.taylor.k12. .us) which can be lled out by students, parents or close family members to report bullying behavior for investigation. The form asks for details about the alleged conduct, including date and time as well as location. According to the form, harassment and intimidation (bullying) is conduct, including verbal conduct, that creates a hostile educational environment by substantially interfering Please see page 2 Schools responsive to bullying reports
A-2 Perry News-Herald October 25-26, 2013 food booths. Forestry-related events include professional lumberjack shows (at 12, 2:30 and 4 p.m.), a kids lumberjack camp (beginning at 2:30 p.m.), chainsaw competitions, loader competitions and cross-cut saw competitions. The Worlds Largest Free Fish Fry begins serving at 12 noon as an estimated 6,000 people will receive a free lunch of fried catsh, baked beans and hush puppies. The mainstage entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m. and will include performances from Casey Weston, Betsy Badwater and the C.S. Holt Band. A hush puppy eating contest will be held at 2 p.m. For information about any of the festivals events, or to get directions, call the festival ofce at 584-TREE (8733) or visit online at www.oridaforestfest.com. SCOTT Continued from page 1 Worlds largest free sh fry will begin serving at noon on Saturday A visit from Gov. Kirk Claude Roy Kirk Jr., who died in 2011 at the age of 85, Republican governor (of Florida) since Reconstruction. He served one term in special guest at Taylor Forest Festival. The photos here capture his appearance in the King Tree Parade, during which he road a horse through the streets of downtown Perry. with a students educational benets, opportunities, or performance, or with a students physical or psychological well-being, and is motivated by an actual or a perceived personal characteristic such as race, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or disability, or is threatening or seriously intimidating. Dyal said that schools investigating allegations made through the form must provide him with a copy of their nal report. He estimated there about three to four such reports per school year. Not all allegations meet the denition of bullying, although students can be disciplined for other actions should they proven during the course of the investigation, he said. Dyal added that due to student privacy laws, ofcials are prevented from discussing discipline given to the bully with the parents of the reporting student. BULLYING Continued from page 1 Bullying reports are investigated; any punishment remains privateFlea market will benet Helping Hands Helping Hands of the Shelter will hold a ea market in conjunction with this years Strutt Your Mutt pet parade and contest today (Friday). The market, featuring household goods, will be open from 5-7 p.m. at the Grand Pavilion in Rosehead Park located on South Jefferson Street.
A-3 Perry News-Herald October 25-26, 2013 constitutional amendment banning the use of gill nets have won at the lower court level. In those previous cases, however, the litigants ultimately lost on appeal. In her ruling, which came after a year of considering the issues, Judge Fulford called the current situation a legal absurdity and it may well be that only further amendment to the constitution will correct the problem. She continued, It is abundantly unfair for the courts to continue to attempt enforcement of laws that contradict each other. It is understood that this decision, could, in the interim, cause some turmoil. Such a result is not the courts intent or desire. It would be much easier to simply deny the plaintiffs any relief and say you previously had your day in court. But the application of these laws by FWC appears to be fundamentally unfair and this court, as a court of equity, feels compelled to at least attempt to abate the unfairness. The ruling goes on to question FWCs authority to make exceptions to the net ban as well as the type of net--namely the size of the mesh holes--FWC has chosen to allow. The Net Ban Amendment says it was being adopted to ...protect saltwater nsh, shellsh and other marine animals from unnecessary killing, overshing and waste. If that is true, how can it be acceptable that the only net that FWC will permit the commercial shermen to use to catch mullet actually gills and entangles massive amounts of juvenile sh that are unlawful to keep; thus, causing signicant unnecessary killing and waste? Doesnt that defeat the purpose for which the Net Ban Amendment was enacted? Judge Fulford also questioned the enforcement of the ban. As now applied, it appears the commercial mullet shermen are being singled out for prosecution and if that is the case, it is simply not acceptable, she said in her ruling. FWC is appealing the decision to the First District Court of Appeals. NET BAN Continued from page 1FWC has led appealPerry have grieved with us and supported us like family. The pain of the loss is ineffable; however, the love has been equally abundant. We are truly thankful for living in such a loving community, it is very humbling. This last year, our community has experienced an enormous amount of tragic lossthree high school students. All three of them are special, unique and irreplaceable. Ive thought about many of the children that have gone to heaven and how precious they are. Many believe that children become angels in the next life and I realize how appropriate the name Angels Dog Park is because it encompasses more than our sweet Angel. Dedication ceremonies for the park are tentatively planned for early November. ANGELS Continued from page 1 killed by a drunk driver in 2007. (Both men have ties to the Perry community.) Synthetic cannabis spicewas and is a serious safety concern. Hearing stories like Marks and Ms. Biggins are a great motivator for our department to stay focused on enforcement, Cruse said. The awards ceremony was held at the Leon County Civic Center. WCTV news anchor Shonda Knight served as emcee for the event. Local representatives attending were: Cruse (with wife, Stacey); (retired) PPD Sgt. Dodd Franklin, who has been a longtime advocate for trafc safety; and Mayor Daryll Gunter. Park dedication tentatively planned for early November PPD Continued from page 1 Cruse, Franklin, Gunter represent Perry PD Buckeye Community Credit Union is hosting a Halloween Pumpkin Contest with proceeds beneting United Way. Entries may be turned in Oct. 28-30; winners will be announced Wednesday, Occt. 30, at 4:30 p.m.Pumpkin contest
A-4 Perry News-Herald October 25-26, 2013 Living At Calvary BaptistWilliams, Paramore to marry on Nov. 16Shannon Williams, David Paramore Shannon Williams and David Paramore of Perry announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Nov. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church with a reception following in the church courtyard. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Williams of Old Town. She has one son, Trey Krejcar of Gainesville. The prospective groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Paramore from Thomas County, Ga. He has one daughter, Erin Williams (Jamie) and a grandson, Wes Williams, of Perry. No local invitations will be issued to the wedding, but the couple respectfully requests the honor of your presence during this most blessed event in our lives, and the joining of our families. On Tuesday, Nov. 5 Looking for landscape color for all seasons? Marshall can helpTaylor Countys Master Gardeners have a special guest speaker scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5. David Marshall served 36 years as the Horticulture Extension Agent in Leon County before his retirement in 2012. He has written thousands of newspaper garden columns, taught thousands of Master Gardeners, and taught hundreds of classes for nursery and landscape professionals. He writes the monthly garden tips for the Florida edition of Southern Living magazine, as well as the bi-monthly garden almanac for Florida Gardening magazine. Marshall will present a program on Landscape Color for All Seasons. The program will begin at 2 p.m. at Forest Capital Hall and is open to the public at no charge. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this very interesting and informative program. Refreshments will be served.Want to become a Master Gardener?If you love gardening and want to learn more about plants, the Master Gardener program could be for you. The next Master Gardener class is tentatively planned to begin Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The 10-week course will continue every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for the course is $100, due by Dec. 1, 2013. A minimum of 15 students are needed in order to hold the class. Please call Kristy at the Taylor County Cooperative Extension at 838-3508 to register.50th anniversary On Saturday, Oct. 26, Joe and Pat (DeLoach) Wynn will celebrate 50 years of marriage, hav ing exchanged vows in 1963 at the Perry Church brides brother-in-law, Dr. Olin Charles Horton. The Wynns, both natives of Taylor County, have two sons: Greg Wynn (wife Laurie, and children Austin, McKenzie and Abigail) and Alan Wynn (children, Christopher and Natalie). David Marshall Delores Walker, a columnist for Perry Newspapers, Inc., will sign copies of her rst book today, Oct. 25, at the Book Mart on Highway 19 North. from 4-6 p.m. Her book is entitled, Legend of Promise. Everyone is invited. Walker signs books today at Book Mart
A-5 Perry News-Herald October 25-26, 2013 Obituaries Violet Christine Frith Violet Christine Frith, 80, died at her home, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Eufaula, Ala., to Willie G. DeShazo and Lovie Griswold, now deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, D.L Frith, and a daughter, Carol Frith Ellis. Mrs. Frith spent most of her life in Perry where she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by: one son, Reggie (Cil) Frith, and two daughters, Tina (Buddy) Murphy and Barbara Hampton, all of Perry; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel in Perry today, Friday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. with Glenn Baker and Rick Patrick ofciating. Visitation will immediately follow the funeral. The family will have a private burial service. Sirmans invites all to hear Dixie Echoes on Saturday The Dixie Echoes will be welcomed to Sirmans Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. We want to invite all our friends and neighbors to come hear this wonderful group, said a spokesperson for the church. Additional information can be obtained by calling 464-1459. To nd the church, travel north on U.S. Highway 221 from Perry to the No. 1 Federal Road on your left. The address for the gospel sing is 168 SW Sirmans Church Way. Appreciation planned for Hughes on Sunday Minister Ranata Hughes will be the guest speaker at Glorious Rain Church of God of Prophecy on Sunday when Bishop Tommy Hughes Sr. is honored as part of their pastor appreciation emphasis. The service begins at 11:30 a.m and the community is invited to attend. The church is located on the corner of Washington and Maurice Linton Road. That evening, beginning at 6 p.m., the church district will be in charge of ofciating at a one-night revival which will also be held at the church. Pastor and Mrs. Hughes cordially invite the community to attend. Art appreciationPottery and pastels shared the spotlight when the Perry Womans Club hosted all the clubs of District III for the 2013 Fall Tour. A display of artwork from students at Taylor County High School took front and center greeting guests who registered from nearby counties. Festival theme extends to Sunday for Baptists On the heels of the 58th Florida Forest Festival, First Baptist Church will continue the fun on Sunday, presenting its annual Fall Festival and Celebration. All the Sunday School classes come together to present this event, so well have 13 booths and so many games for everyone to enjoy, said the organizers. A bounce house will also be featured. Prizes will be awarded, along with gift cards and Bibles, too. The food? Oh, there will be plenty to eat. Well have sno-cones and hotdogs and all kinds of treats, sure to please all ages. Methodists believe that Festival Day would be a great day to take home the pumpkin that is surely waiting for you in the churchs courtyard, which has recently been transformed into a pumpkin patch. Proceeds from all the sales benet youth projects and your patronage is encouraged. Your pumpkin is still waiting for you... If you arent saving aluminum pop-tops, will you begin now? Thats the plea from the womens committee of Taylor County Farm Bureau which has taken on this project for the next ve months. We ask for your help in collecting pop-tops from aluminum soft drink cans so we can collect a full, 5-gallon bucket before Food Check-Out Day which is in February. Taylor has joined the 10 counties in Farm Bureau District II hoping to collect 10 5-gallon buckets for delivery to the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Tallahassee. A 5-gallon bucket has been placed at the Farm Bureau ofce. If we ll the rst bucket, we will buy a new one. Dont forget to save pop-tops Charity Baptist honors pastor and his familyCharity Baptist Church will honor the whole Holden Family on Sunday with a service of appreciation. Their work of faith and labor of love are appreciated by this church, said a spokesperson. Jesse Bowen will be the guest speaker for the special service on Oct. 27. The community is cordially invited to attend and join the celebration.
A-6 Perry News-Herald October 25-26, 2013 Religion Pastors: come to lunch Wednesday; learn how you can help T. C. students Pastors of local churches are encouraged to gather for lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Rosehead Junction as Paul Nawlin provides an update on Character Education Now. This will be a meet-and-greet with Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal, and we really do hope that we can reach a number of pastors from churches in the community, Nawlin said. The lunch will be a Dutch treat event. Last year, Character Education Now reached seven grades (2, 3-5, 6, 9 and 10) with in-classroom lessons, Nawlin said. We taught approximately 1,264 students every two weeks and had a total of 329 teaching hours between all schools, he said. This year the program is expanding to include Taylor Technical Institute. We value the input and help of our churches and their pastors, he added. TIDBITS: World Day of Prayer nears By SARAH HALL Mark your calendar for this very important date: Nov. 4. This is First Bethlehem Districts World Day of Prayer, hosted by New Brooklyn M.B. Church, beginning at 7 p.m. We invite everybody to come and pray with us as we pray for the prosperity and peace of our great nation. Sister Lessie Dunnel is president and Sister Joan Brooks is vice president. Dont forget The Taylor County Fifth Sunday Union reminds everyone of its commencement exercises for nine students prepared to receive a Certicate of Completion of Phase 1 of the Certicate of Progress Program. The ceremony will be Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in New Brooklyns fellowship hall. Special Prayers Continue (pray without ceasing) to pray for all our sick, shut-ins and those in bereavement. Prayer changes people and people changes things: Bro. Moncrief Ervin and Idell Bass(surgery); Judy Bethea; Lynn King, John Collier, Nobie Roberts, Theodore Pete Ingram, Leroy Goston and Dannie Lee Clayton (Home); Ruby Neal (TMH); Janice Miller (Ohio), daughter of James and Viola Miller; Breanda Spain, Fred Richardson III and Nettie Miller (also at home); Gabriel Finn; and Tyrome Miller. Kids Who Are Different Heres to the kids who are different. The kids who dont always get As. The kids who have ears, twice the size of their peers, and noses that go on for days... Heres to the kids that are different, the kids they call crazy or dumb, the kids that dont t, with their gut and their grit, who dance to a different drum... Heres to the kids who are different, the kids with a mischievous streak, for when they have grown, as historys shown, its their difference that makes them unique.--D. Wolfe. Thank you Elder Floyd and Mother Felicia Miles and the New Jerusalem Church Family thank the community for the outpouring of love shown during the prepastoral seven-day blessing services, and anniversary service of Elder Floyd and Mother Felicia. Whatever part you played, our church family thanks you for making the third anniversary a success. May God continue to bless and keep you. Lakeside Baptist Church reminds everyone of its Fall Festival Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m. Games, food and fellowship are promised. San Pedro Baptist Church will celebrate fall with its second annual Chili CookOff also on Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Games are promised.
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MISS U.S.A. WAS BIG NEWS!The visit by Miss U.S.A. was huge front page news, with a huge front page picture of the queen who would highlight all Florida Forest Festival activities in 1978. Judi Andersen, a 21-year-old Hawaii native and stunning 5 blonde, also held the title of rst runner-up for Miss Universe. She had own for a commercial airline and studied fashion design but her dream was to become an actress. STEAKS FOR ALL Jim Southerland, Jim Slaughter and Authur Flowers were pictured preparing steaks for the Florida Press Tour sponsored by the Southern Forestry Institute. The forestry writers toured Buckeye, tree farms and nurseries, as well as Wakulla Springs. WINNING ART Ed Harnages portrait of an Indian chief took Best in Show for the Florida Forest Festival Art Show. WEE ROYALTYLori Jones and William Haworth were crowned Little Queen and King during pageantry Oct. 19. WCTVs Anna Johnson served as mistress of ceremonies.QUEEN RETURNSAnn Williamson Ruddell of Tallahassee, who was Forest Festival Queen in 1965, was slated to speak Sunday morning at First United Methodist Church during the 11 a.m. worship hour.POPULATION GROWS FOR 1978 FESTIVALMr. and Mrs. Phillip Tharpe announced the birth of their son, Phillip Jerrod, on Oct. 18 at Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH). He weighed 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces. Michelle Leia Bell was born on Oct. 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Heram Bell of Mayo at DMH, weighing 7 pounds, 12.5 ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Mack Blackshear announced the birth of their daughter, Martha Joeann, on Oct. 18 at DMH. Melinda Dawn Ellison was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ellison Jr. on Oct. 17 at DMH. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Mr. and Mrs. James R. Von Stein announced the birth of their daughter, Christina Joy on Oct. 16. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Robert Joseph Whiddon was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Whiddon on Oct. 17 at DMH, weighing 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces.TWO WEDDINGSMr. and Mrs. Bill J. Singletary announced the engagement of their daughter, Dixie L., to Clayton W. Freeman with a Nov. 24 wedding planned in Westside Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newport announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Janice J., to William C. Ellison with a Nov. 12 wedding planned in the First United Methodist Church.1000 EXPECTED FOR GREAT RACEMore than 1000 runners were expected for the Great Race, which was a 10,000-meter event with Ronald McDonald as the starter.BULLDOGS PREVAIL OVER QUINCY The Taylor County High School Bulldogs were applauded for methodically controlling the entire game with Quincy, and prevailing 28-0. Quarterback Sammy Williams and running back James Barryon were credited with three of the teams touchdowns. B-1 Perry News-Herald October 25-26, 2013 Looking Back October 25-26, 2013 THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD October 26, 1978 All I wanted was a corn dog with a smathering of ketchup and a dab of mustard. I woke up Wednesday morning smacking my lips and scraping up my change. After nearly a month of counting calories and exercising daily to get rid of the excess pounds packed on during last years Florida Forest Festival, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, I granted myself a 4-day furlow from my carb-free diet. There would be no more lettuce, baby spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, or fat-free salad dressings at least until Sunday when the carnival packed up and moved on. So I spent the day Wednesday waiting for the sun to set over Taylor County and for the sights, sounds and aroma of the carnival to begin. I skipped breakfast, lunch and my mid-afternoon snack because I wanted to be hungrier than a bear after a winters hibernation when I headed out to the carnival. Even though my stomach was empty, it was cooperative and refused to growl, anticipating the delectable taste of a carnival corndog with a smathering of ketchup and a dab of mustard. This was truly a rst for a stomach that can roar louder than the meanest of lions. By the time I got off from work and stopped by the library, my stomach could stay quiet no more. I tried my best to ignore the amplied surround sound blasting from my stomach. A way-too-kind lady sitting at a computer next to me followed suit and tried her best to pretend she didnt hear the roaring. When the roaring became too loud to ignore, she turned and smiled at me then asked, Would you like a piece of gum or candy? Thanks for asking, I responded. But Im okay. Are you sure? she asked. Sounds like youre hungry to me. I was about to reply, Not really, when my stomach roared so loud it nearly knocked her out of her chair. That sounds like hunger to me, she said then handed me a Jolly Rancher. This wont ll you up, but itll stop your stomach from growling. I took the Jolly Rancher, but I didnt open the wrapper. Youre not going to eat it? she asked. I would, I responded, but I dont want to spoil my appetite. Im waiting for the carnival to open tonight so I can feast on corndogs. Thats when I heard the disturbing news. I was told the carnival wasnt opening until Thursday, she said and grabbed a handful of Jolly Ranchers out of her purse. What? my mouth fell open and the Jolly Rancher that was supposed to stop my stomach from growling landed on the oor. I dont know if its true, but thats what I heard, she added. As soon as my stomach heard this, hunger pangs began to kick my butt all over the place. I jumped out of my chair and headed for the door. Where are you going? the once way-too-kind dream destroyer asked. Im going to the carnival, I answered. What for? Its not open yet. My stomach growled back, Shut up! Ten minutes later, I drove past the carnival looking for a worker or anyone I could bribe out of a corndog. A man was walking near the road as I crept by. What time will you be opening? I asked. Some time tomorrow, he answered. Well, is there any way I can get a carnival corndog with a smathering of ketchup and a dab of mustard? Not until tomorrow. Are you sure? I asked, doubtful that this man knew anything about the corndogs or the carnival even though he worked there. Well, you can always go buy some from Winn-Dixie then ride by the carnival and pretend you got them from here, he grinned and said. And thats exactly what I did. The more things change, the more they stay the same... Remember when...By ANTHONY L. WHITE firstname.lastname@example.orgOne corn dog please, with ketchup and mustard
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B-8 Perry News-Herald October 25-26, 2013 Florida Forest Festival month 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Taylor County (DYW) MaKenzie Cannon had a busy evening Tuesday, visiting both the Perry City Council and the Taylor County Board of Commissioners to accept proclamations from both groups recognizing October as Florida Forest Festival Month. (Top photo) Cannon, center, is shown with members of the Perry City Council: Mayor Daryll Gunter, Venita Woodfaulk, Mike Deming and Shirlie Hampton as well as City Manager Bob Brown and DYW co-chairs Tonya Williams Benzinger and Sondra Shaw. (Bottom photo) Cannon was welcomed by county commissioners Pat Patterson, Jody DeVane, Pam Feagle, Malcolm Page and Jim Moody. Taylor County Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the rst nine weeks grading period of 20132014: 3rd grade, All As Addison Bethea, Trenton Buckley, Tyler Chaney, Holley English, Camden Kelley, Blane Lytle, Hannah McGuire, Emma Montgomery, Anjani Patel, Mallory Paul, Ava Grace Singletary, Jolee Sloan and Azarrin Washington. 3rd grade, A/B Nathan Archer, Madison Bennett, Shala Blanton, Brayden Boyington. Sikayla Bradshaw, Journey Brown, Bradley Buckhalter, Caleb Campbell, Alisa Cannon, Wyatt Cox, Savannah Davis, Willie Donaldson, Travis Driggers, Felicity Emory, Jesse Fitchett, Joshua Freeman, Hayden Gregory, Tanessa Hamilton, Taner Holton, Vivian Howie, Megan Lewis, Logan Linton, April Markle, Ashton Mauldin, Kalyan McMullen, Bradley Monroe, Emily Morgan, Jacob Murphy, Elijah Myer, Jessicka Phillips, Marvin Phillips, Mason Phillips, Marissa Ratliff, Andrew Reaves, Madyson Robinson, Lillian Rogers, Maddie Sessions, Chloe Smith, Jasmine Stevens, Ayden Strickland, Faith Sullivan, Macy Summerlin, Jhabriya Thomas, Justin Touchton, Haylie Tucker, Victoria Howard, Dusty Warf, Naundra Washington, Jarrett Wilkinson, Chariah Williams, Elijah Williams and Vincent Zheng. 4th grade, All As Selena Curfman, Jayden Florence, Priscilla Howie, J.W. Still Hudson, Leeanna Roberts, John Sunderland, Paul Swikey, Hanna Touchton, J.T. Tucker, Kian Wheeler, Brent Williams, Dimitri Williams, Joseph Williams, Tyrell Williamson and Beyonce Zheng. 4th grade, A/B Chloe Bembry, Chance Blanton, Rhett Borkland, Mark Bray, Zion Burney, Jayce Calhoun, McKenzie Cash, Aubrey Clark, Caitlyn Crowder, Samantha Cruce, Malina Davis, Logan Ferrer, Alyssa Freeman, Valarie Gibson, Keilan Giddens, Christianna Glover, Kinsey Goodman, Hailey Goodwin, Paris Grush, Savanna Hathcock, Casen Heartseld, Patricia Henderson, Aubrey Hendry, Rickia Howard, Elise Island, Sadiyah Jackson, Gracee Jacobs, Haevan Jay, Emily Johnson, Aubrey Jones, Lucas Lee, Katelyn Lewis, Robert Maldonado, Katelyn Mathis, Annessa McGuire, Rebecca Morris, Grace Murphy, Nicole Myer, Kayden Padgett, Justin Peake, Kadence Pittman, Bailee Reynolds, Billy Richardson, Jarrett Roberts, Cohl Sadler, Madison Sadler, Ashley Sellers, Jakayla Sellers, Harmony Spradley, Shyla Stephens, Priscilla Tate, Roneshia Taylor, Miranda Terry, Ameria Washington, Devin Waters, Lucas Weatherly, Matthew Webber, Chloe Williams, Logan Williams, Orrie Williams, Keriston Williamson and Tayler Young. 5th grade, All As Allora Baxley, Cole English, Karla Ferrer, Trista Knowles, Ellie Webb and Malaysia White. 5th grade, A/B Caleb Addison, Sarah Bailey, Nicolas Bennett, Makyla Biado-Walker, Kylan Brown, Madison Buzbee, Madelynn Craft, Jenna Davis, Hannah Dorman, Caroline Gray, Barbara Hardemon, Hunter Harvey, C.J. Hendry, Dakota Hodges, Nathan Lundy, Morgan Luther, Joanie MacNeill, Hailee McGuire, Constance Mote, Brooke Padgett, Kadyn Puhl, Makayla Roberts, Abigail Rucks, Victoria Sauls, Jeremiah Starboard, Ryan Thompson, Alyssa Tucker, Jordan Tyler, Emilie Valentine, Daniel Walker, Ashley Weatherly, Hannah Webb, Jacob Wilson, Mitchell Worthy and Abigail Wynn. Who made the grade at Taylor elementary?