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A massive re lit the skies over the sprawling Gilman Building Products plant located off U.S. 19 North in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, with the blaze reportedly causing massive damage to the lumber companys planer mill. A spokesman with the State Fire Marshals Ofce said late Thursday that the cause of the re remains undetermined, but nothing of a suspicious nature was found. It is believed the re originated in the planer room. Additional details are not available for release at this time because the re remains under investigation. Fireghters from the City of Perry Fire Department, Taylor County Fire/Rescue and Madison County Fire Department battled the re for nearly two hours before nally deeming it contained and in the mop up stage. An investigator with the State Fire Marshals Ofce was on the scene most of the day Wednesday. Local ofcials could not comment on the extent or origin of the re due to the open investigation. However, City of Perry Fire Chief Command Captain Robbie Moon conrmed no one was injured in the re and said the night shift crew was already ghting the re to keep it contained when we arrived on the scene. They did a really good job. This was a very serious affair. He also related that his station was dispatched to the scene at 3:30 a.m. We received support from the county, and several city and county volunteers. We had to put water on ames that were 150 feet in the air, so we requested the Madison Fire Departments Arts & crafts fair planned this Saturday at Grand PavilionSome 17 vendors will have displays at the rst Autumn Harvest Arts & Crafts Fair planned this Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Grand Pavilion at Rosehead Park (adjacent to the splash pad), from 8 a.m. to noon. This is the largest number of vendors we have had register for an event to date, Main Street Perrys Tracey Smith said. Booth spaces ($5 each) are still available; contact Smith at (850) 843-1279 for additional information.Montford announces in TaylorTo make sure his ofce is aware of any issues or concerns Taylor County constituents may have, Senator Bill Montford will send a staff representative to meet with residents Tuesday, Nov. 26. The representative will meet with residents at the Perry-Foley Airport Terminal conference room from 2-5 p.m. For more information, contact Montfords district ofce at (850) 487-5003.Annual cake auction slated Nov. 22Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union will host its annual United Way Cake Auction Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come buy a delicious dessert to share at Thanksgiving, organizers invite. All funds raised will benet Taylor County United Way.Library offering Skype opportunities for military familiesThree Rivers Regional Library System invites military families to Skype with a loved one serving far from home throughout the month of December. The library will provide a computer equipped with Skype software which allows military families to verbally and visually communicate with family members serving in the armed forces. Those who would like to use this free resource at the library will need to make an appointment. Please call the Taylor County Public Library at (850) 838-3512 to schedule your Skype visit or for more information.Historical Society holds yard sale/bake sale this SaturdayThe Taylor County Historical Society will hold a fund-raiser yard sale/bake sale this Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 8 a.m. We will be set up in front of the societys museum, located at 118 East Main Street in downtown Perry. Please join us and help our non-prot group, President Bettie Page invited. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayNovember 15-16, 2013 Index One section 124th Year, No. Weather Friday71 51 50% Saturday74 61 Sunday79 65 50% Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald 20% Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-3 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Entertainment . ........ A-8 TV listings . .............. A-9 Classieds . .......... A-12 News Forum Autumn Harvest Early morning blaze damages Gilmans For the 24th consecutive year, the City of Perry nance department has received national and international recognition for excellence in nancial reporting, an award that most recently led to a renancing deal that saved city taxpayers $250,000. Receiving a certicate of excellence for our annual CAFR (comprehensive annual nancial report) is quite an achievement because it is renowned among all banking and nancial institutions. It means that our accounts are transparent and accurate. One of the biggest benets is that it looks good to banks if the city ever needs a loan or other nancial services. For instance, we had a bank call us to offer a better deal on an outstanding bond the Please see page 3 For city taxpayersFinance award leads to big savings Please see page 3As rescuers continue to assess the damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, residents in Taylor County and around the Big Bend are working to make contact with relatives affected by the storm. According to the United Nations, the death toll from Haiyan, which was one of the strongest tropical systems ever recorded, has exceeded 4,400 people, but some ofcials are saying the number could eventually exceed 10,000. Perry resident Emily Ketring said her family was able to make contact with their relatives in the Philippines. Those relatives reside near Manilla, which is several hundred miles north of the worst hit areas, she said. Doris Lepoma said she has been able to reach most of her family with the help of social media, with many of them living to the north or south of the worst devastation. The Big Bend Filipino Please see page 3Families reach out to loved ones in typhoon-ravaged Philippines as death toll rises DOT work plan includes 3 new bridges here The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has unveiled its tentative ve-year work plan for 2015-2019 in Taylor County and it includes three bridge replacement projects and the resurfacing of U.S. 221 through Perry. Representatives from FDOTs district two ofce presented Taylor County commissioners with information on the work plan last week and will hold an open house to eld questions and comments from the public on Thursday, Please see page 11


Artist LaMarion Mattair Hightower found inspiration close to home for an art study of Taylor Countys logging and timber pastthe life and history of her husband Alvins grandfather, Hugh McPhail. The result was a painting depicting the rural woods that challenged loggers at the turn of the center and throughout the ensuing decades. Hightower recently presented the orignal painting to the Taylor County Historical Society, along with the following family history known regarding McPhail: Hugh McPhail was born on the family farm in the county of Kent in Ontario, Canada, in 1867 in the township of Orford near the town of Duart. He was one of nine sons and two daughters of John and Catherine McPhail. He left his home around the age of 18 to become a lumberjack in Michigan and supplied the sawmills in Dryden and Oscoda, Mich. In 1887, he became a logging superintendent and replaced the prior man who was frozen in below zero weather when going to and from a dance, that McPhail had declined to attend. McPhail was probably the youngest logging superintendent ever to handle a large operation. From that time on, wherever he went, he was always the head man in the woods. In 1892, he moved to Louisiana where he bossed the job of getting millions of feet of pine and cypress out of the bayous. He then moved to Carbur in 1920. He was the superintendent of the Carbur Logging Company, which supplied logs for Brooks-Scanlon, Burton-Swartz Cypress Company and Wilson Lumber Company. In 1927, he became logging boss for Brooks-Scanlon. According to expert opinion, he delivered more timber to sawmills than any other man in the United States. On June 30,1903 in Ruddick, La., he married Josephine Brescher. The MacPhails had one daughter, Marie, who was born in 1909 in Louisiana. She married Wallace Hightower in 1931 in Florida. They had one child, Alvin Hugh Hightower, in 1932, who according to articles, was a reasonable facsimile of his grand-dad. Mr. Mac, or Captain Mac as he was known, said in the early days in Michigan he never earned less than a dollar a day, and that was a very good wage when the average wage for woodsmen ranged from $16 to $24 a month, plus keep. Captain Mac went through the transition from horse and mule logging to the modern methods, which are mechanized. Captain Mac was described as the man who made the camp go in a publication of Buckeye Cellulose Corporation. Other descriptions included: Mr. McPhail was characterized by loyalty to the company, fairness to the employees and courtesy and goodwill towards all his associates. In 1942, he laid down his ax after 58 year of logging and retired in Foley. He passed away in 1950 at the age of 83.MEDICAL NEWS TAKES OVER FRONT PAGEMedical news dominated this weeks edition of the Perry News-Herald, with Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) announcing the establishment of a clinic in Steinhatchee, where the hospitals physicians would serve two days each week. On another front, the North Central Florida School of Medical Technology announced its purchase of the old LeeCypress corporate building and three and half acres of land on Main Street. The technology school was established by Joe Collins and Tracey Pierce.TWO ARE NEW Armelia Simone Faulk was born to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Faulk on Nov. 4 at DMH, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Ulysses Bernard Woodfaulk Jr. was welcomed to the family by Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Woodfaulk on Nov. 5 at DMH. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.BASKET WEAVINGThe artist-in-residence from the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in White Springs traveled to Perry to teach a basket weaving class at the Taylor County Extension Ofce. Native grape and wisteria vines were used, but the artist also demonstrated weaving Spanish moss to create basket designs.VOWS EXCHANGEDMiss Marilyn Louise Meissner became the bride of Ricky Donald Odom in an Oct. 14 ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church.WHAT TIME IS IT?Wells Jewelers showcased pictures of 24 of its 200 watches, as well as six clocks, as part of their Seiko Headquarters promotion. TURKEY LURKYTurkeys were 76 cents a pound at Towne Square Grocery and eggs were 75 cents a dozen.DEAD ANIMALSThree deer and a turkey were pictured in this weeks sports section: Ten-yearold William Clint Wood was shown with the deer he killed Nov. 11; Jim Brannan killed a four-point buck on Sunday and then decided to shift to turkey huntinghe was pictured with a 18.5 pound gobbler; James Slaughter Jr., as well as Roy Wilder (age 82) were pictured with fourpoint bucks bagged during the week.WE WON THE DISTRICT TITLE!The Taylor County Bulldogs seized the District 3 AAA title Friday night with a convincing 28-0 win over Live Oak. Tracy Maxwell, James Barryon and Terrell Jenkins were credited with the four touchdowns.AT THE MOVIESBurt Reynolds was starring as Hooper at Graves Drive-In, sharing honors with I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Buffalo Rider.A-2 Perry News-Herald November 15-16, 2013 Looking Back November 15-16, 2013 THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD November 16 1978 Remember when...By ANTHONY L. WHITE anthonylamarwhite@yahoo.comMiss Whatchama-callit Its getting harder and harder to lie to children or around children. Im not talking about blatant, hurtful and irresponsible lies. Im talking about the little white lies grown-ups tell to impress children or to make them behave. It wasnt always this way. Back in the day, it wasnt hard for grown people to lie to children because, back then, everything grown people said was presumed true. It used to be when children asked grown-ups a question, they accepted the grown-ups response as an absolute truth. Nowadays, kids are a lot more skeptical and I think its because it only takes a few clicks of the computer mouse for them to verify whether or not we are being truthful. There were no computers around my grandmothers house, but even if there had been, we still wouldnt have been able to use them to verify whether a grown-up had told the truth. This was because, around my house, the rule concerning grown-ups and lies was simple: grown people didnt lie. And we knew better than to look at them like they were lying, question them like they were lying or, God forbid, tell them they were lying. A child foolish enough to tell a grown-up they were lying needed all of Gods mercy. If Old Man So-And-So said it took him three hours to swim across the Atlantic Ocean when he was a boy, our response had better be, Did you see any sharks? When any of our grandfathers friends hunting to brag about their catch, we knew not to listen in on their conversations and make judgments about the validity of some of their far-fetched claims. boat, Mr. Gator Bait announced after were a little skeptical about Mr. Gator Bait a pond that was too small for a boat, we accepted his claims as truth then asked in unison, Did it look like the one that got away last week? Grown-ups didnt even lie when we knew and our grandmother knew they were dead wrong. If Miss Whatchamacallit swore she saw us climb the fence to get our ball when our grandmother knew we were in the house watching television, we had better nod and say, Im sorry. Next time, Ill ask you if I can get the ball. When Miss Whatchamacallit left, our grandmother would smile pleasingly at us then tell us, That woman aint got the sense God gave her. But dont let me hear about yall in her yard again. We werent in her yard, one of us would answer. So, are you calling her liar? No, but we werent in her yard. Then youre saying shes lying? my grandmother would continue. No mam, we would concede. Grown people dont lie. Those days are long gone. Today, we grown-ups have to consider not only what children already know, their friends and through their access to the world of information and technology. They can prove us right or wrong with the click of a mouse. Today, if Old Man So-And-So said he swam across the Atlantic Ocean in three hours, a child can use Google to verify that this incredible feat isnt possible. in a small Taylor County pond because a quick search of the internet would reveal ponds you can jump across. And today, if Miss Whatchamacallit claimed she saw a group of children climb her fence to get their ball out of her yard, the kids wouldnt have to respond before their parents called Miss Whatchamacallit a liar. Am I lying? News from the Taylor County Historical Society Donation pays tribute to Taylor logging pioneer Hugh McPhailLaMarion Hightower, right, presented her painting Second Growth to Taylor County Historical Society President Bettie Page. Joining them was Betty Joiner, center. Hightower is a 1950 graduate of Taylor County High School, as was her late husband, Alvin Hightower, who died in September 2012. McPhail delivered more timber to sawmills than any other man in the United States


A-3 Perry News-Herald November 15-16, 2013 Free tutoring in math, reading available Free after-school tutoring services are available in math and reading for students in the Taylor County School District. For additional information, please contact ofcials at the following schools: Taylor County Elementary, Steinhatchee Elementary, Taylor County Middle and Taylor County High. Funding for the services is made possible through Title I and Title VI federal funds.Team Aimee is asking the community to help Aimee Milinor by purchasing a chance to win a one-hour ight around Taylor County. Tickets are $5 or three for $10. The winner can bring up to two extra passengers. There are 1,000 tickets available and the drawing will be held Dec. 1. For more information or to puchase tickets, contact Akista Anderson at (850) 295-4568 or Dave Sunderland (937) 7283196.Elks will hold Soccer Shoot Nov. 23Perry Elks Lodge will host its annual Soccer Shoot Saturday, Nov. 23, for local youth age 13 and under (children who have not reached their 14th birthday by Aug. 1). Registration will begin at 8:30 the morning of the event at the lodge (located on Puckett Road), followed by the competition which will start at 10 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top three scorers in each age group. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact Dick Joyal at (850) 838-2415.Win tickets to UF/FSU football gameThe Perry Rotary Club is offering chances to win two tickets to the UF/FSU football game to be played Saturday, Nov. 30, in Gainesville. The tickets are Champions Club seating (valued at $700 total) and include game day buffet and snacks at half-time. The winner will also receive a $50 voucher for gas. Tickets are available for a $5 donation. The drawing will be held at the club meeting on Nov. 19. Proceeds will benet the Perry Rotary Clubs community activities.The Taylor Retired Educators Association (TREA) will meet Monday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m., at Rosehead Junction. Guest speaker will be Paul Nawlin, discussing Character Education Now.Madison County Clerk of Court Tim Sanders will present the program for the Monday, Nov. 18, meeting of the Taylor County Historical Society. He will discuss the history of Madison County, which includes Taylor Countys background as well, as Taylor was once part of Madison County. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and all interested persons are welcome. aerial/ladder truck, which they sent over, Moon said. Eyewitnesses related that Madisons truck had a ladder approximately 75 feet long, but was able to lob water onto the ames coming out of the open silo that was full of sawmill chips and dust. The Madison crew remained at the scene until shortly before 9 that morning. City and county re units were at the site for several additional hours. According to a reghter at the scene, two city trucks and ve county trucks were called to battle the blaze. The Steinhatchee truck also came to town as a standby. Several Perry Police Department ofcers also responded to the call and one of the patrol cars actually caught re. The vehicle was parked some 50 yards or more from the main re. The cause of the (vehicle) re is still under investigation, but we suspect burning embers landed on it and caught the span of plastic that is located between the windshield and the hood on re. The re burned into the engine and cracked the windshield in a few places. The vehicle is currently being inspected for repairs, Capt. Jamie Cruse said. Company ofcials had not returned phone calls as of presstime Thursday. However, it appeared the mill was continuing some operations as the employee parking lot was lled and log trucks were seen delivering loads there Thursday afternoon. American Association (BBFAA), which has several members in Taylor County, is working to raise funds to donate to the Philippines Red Cross and assist families whose relatives were impacted by the storm. Typhoon Haiyan made a landfall in central Philippines, particularly Leyte, Samar and Cebu provinces, BBFAA President Clyde Diao said. Several of our members came from this part of the country. Several families in Tallahassee have families who have been adversely affected by the typhoon. Due to the devastation of communication lines, the extent of the total damage is still unknown. According to some reports, about 10,000 lives are feared to have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. The typhoon caused tremendous damage to properties and infrastructures. Thousands of homes have been leveled. The devastation is extremely extensive that it will require years to get back to being normal. BBFAA has established a relief initiative for the victims of the typhoon. To donate, please mail a check, made payable to BBFAA (indicate on the check that it is for Typhoon Haiyan victims), to: Big Bend Filipino-American Association, Inc.; P.O. Box 227, Tallahassee, FL 32302. Donation are also being accepted online at: bbfaa. org/bbfaa/page.html. The proceeds will either be sent through the Philippines Red Cross or other relief organizations which are currently helping the victims of typhoon, Diao said. Since BBFAA is a 501(c3) corporation, you can   deduct your donations from your taxes, he added. city hadthey had seen the news of the CAFR award and reached out to us. We were then able to renance the bond at a much lower rate that led to a savings of a quarter-million dollars. The bond has since been paid off and we are done with it, City Finance Director Penny Staffney said. The award, she said, makes us stand out to bankers and nancers. The Certicate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was presented to the city in late October and is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and nancial reports, and its attainment represents a signicant accomplishment by a government and its management, representatives from the Government Finance Ofcers Association said. Staffney was individually recognized with an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement as the individual primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. BLAZE Continued from page 1 News Forum II FINANCE AWARD Continued from page 1Citys nance director awarded PHILIPPINES Continued from page 1 Death toll continues to rise, many missing Assistance was requested from the Madison County Fire Department, which dispatched its aerial/ PPD patrol car damaged in reNorth Florida Community College (NFCC) has received $822,824 in funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. The funds will be used to develop training programs in manufacturing and cyber-security and help unemployed/ underemployed workers re-enter the workforce with new, in-demand skills. NFCC is working on the grant with six other Florida College System institutions in a consortium led by the College of Central Florida. North Florida Community College is proud to partner with the Department of Labor, the College of Central Florida and fellow consortium members on this grant, said NFCC President John Grosskopf. Opening doors to those looking for new skills and training opportunities in our community is essential. We are looking forward to getting these programs in place and forging new partnerships and opportunities in our district. NFCC and its fellow institutions will use funding to develop programs that can be completed in two years or less. The funding will also be used to build capacity and infrastructure, leverage distance learning, develop training modules that respond to business and industry needs and expand career pathways tied to highskill jobs. NFCC will specically focus on programs in manufacturing and cybersecurity. NFCC targets manufacturing, cyber security training for unemployed workers


A-4 Perry News-Herald November 15-16, 2013 Living Aunts, uncles & cousins welcome Connor to family Connor David Sadler Eric and Danielle Sadler announce the birth of their son, Connor David, on Sept. 4, 2013, at 7:24 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Linda and Tony Tanner of Perry, and Danny Metcalf of Woodville. Paternal grandparents are Debbie and Ron Hill of Perry, and Carl Sadler and Shirley Sadler of Perry. The new arrival was welcomed home by a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Chutney, vinegars make perfect gifts! Learn how Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 Classes at the Taylor County Extension Service will help you create holiday gifts for othersor special treats for your own family. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, a chutney canning class will be held from 12 until 2 p.m. for a charge of $10. Class members will use a water bath canner and prepare Cranberry Orange Chutney. Each participant will take home a jar of chutney, said Extension Agent Lori Wiggins. The maximum number for the class is 8. To register, please call 850-838-3508, or e-mail After Thanksgiving, you may join Wiggins for a holiday preservation class, demonstrating how to safely seal jars of traditional holiday spreads using a water bath canner. Preregistration is required (see information above). This class will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 12 until 1 p.m., also for a $10 fee. Each participant will take home a jar of a avored vinegar. The maximum limit for class is 10. Baked goods, confections showcased at St. James St. Margarets Guild, the St. James Episcopal womens group, will present its annual bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. until noon. All sorts of baked goods and confections will be oered, including a variety of pies, candies, cakes, quick breads and cookiesjust in time for Thanksgiving dinners and holiday celebrations. All edibles are made from scratch from the nest ingredients and most can be frozen for future use, said Rachel Spanjer for the group. Come early for the best selection. Other gift items will also be available for purchase, Spanjer said. The sale will be held in the Parish Hall located behind the church at 1100 W. Green Street. There is plenty of parking in front, beside and in back of the churchhowever, we ask that you not drive on the lawn due to the recent installation of a sprinkler system, she said. Dont you just love begonias? This Master Gardener does... By BETTIE PAGE Taylor County Master Gardeners I just love begonias. Ive liked begonias since the 1970s when my friend Vonneys mother, Mrs. Dolly Lawson, gave me my rst cutting of a cane (Angel Wing) begonia. I still have that begonia. I fell in love with begonias about seven years ago when my friend Juanita Garren introduced me to the other begonias. There are literally thousands of species of begonias. I love them all but I especially love the Rex and Rhizomatous begonia. They have the neatest variations of color, shape and size of leaves. Most begonias are grown for their leaves and not the blooms. Some people however prefer the blooms, but I happen to love the leaves. The Rhizomatous begonias leaves range from tiny ngernail size to three feet. Some leaves have intricate patterns; shiny, hairy, round and star shaped, there is no end to shape, size, color and texture to this begonia. Since rhizomatous begonias creep along the ground or pot they do not grow high but can become quite large in diameter. Rex Begonias were discovered in Assam and introduced into cultivation in the 1850s as a house plant; however they will grow outside in the right conditions. Mine do except in freezing temperatures when they go into the greenhouse. Most Rex Begonias grow from rhizomes but are not classied with other rhizomatous begonias because they grow upright and dont creep. The Rex Cultorum begonia has dark leaves that are marked with a prominent silvery-gray band and has a wide variety of leaves. Streaked, bordered, spotted and splotched by many colors is what I love about these begonias--the sky is the limit! These begonias are nicky, though, and can be contrary! Begonia foliage can be streaked, bordered, spotted or splotchedPlease see page 5


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A-6 Perry News-Herald November 15-16, 2013 Religion Obituaries Gertrude WilliamsonGertrude Williamson of Tallahassee died at Doctors Memorial Hospital on Nov. 9, 2013, at the age of 94. Mrs. Williamson was born on April 2, 1919, in Alma, GA to E.L. (Elzie) and Rosella Winge. She resided with her husband, George W. Williamson, in Savannah, Ga., until 1993 when they moved to Perry and later Tallahassee to be closer to family. Mrs. Williamson worked with the United States Corps of Engineers for nearly 40 years until her retirement. Mrs. Williamson is survived by her niece, Rose (Danny) Lastinger of Perry, as well as Roses children Robbie Lastinger (son, Cooper) of Tallahassee, and Rodney Lastinger (sons Jackson and Mason) of Milton, Ga. She is also survived by her niece, Ann (Dennis) Jeffords, and daughter Nicole of St. Augustine. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and sisters Louise Taylor and Willene Dukes. A private memorial service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Savannah, Ga., where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Norma Darlene TomlinsonNorma Darlene Tomlinson, 82, died Nov. 8, 2013, at her residence in Perry. She was born Dec. 21, 1930, in Abilene, Texas, to William Jennings and Opal Marie Scott. She is survived by: two daughters, Tammy (Robert) Cochran and Tonya (Mike) Reeves, all of Perry; and two sons, Michael W. (Julie) Tomlinson of Shady Grove; and Jeffery W. ( Barbara) Tomlinson of Ft. White; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.Nellie Mae TaylorNellie Mae Taylor, 94, of Cedar Key, died Nov. 12, 2013. She was born in Bronson and would have celebrated her 95th birthday on Nov. 26. Mrs. Taylor was a member of First Baptist Church of Cedar Key. She and her late husband, Dewitt Taylor, were married for 71 years before his death in December of 2010. She is survived by: her son, Mel (Cathy) Taylor of Tallahassee; a daughterin-law, Kay Taylor of Frostproof; one grandson; two great-granddaughters; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, as well as a son, Robert D. Taylor. Graveside services will be held at Cedar Key Cemetery, Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Todd Pope ofciating. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Cedar Key First Baptist Church, 717 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625.Ronald Wayne HouckRonald Wayne Houck, 69, of Perry, died Nov. 13, 2013. He was born on Sept. 4, 1944, in Perry, to John Louie and Willie Mae (Faulkner) Houck. He attended the First Assembly of God in his younger years. Mr. Houck was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rodney Houck; and a brother, Larry Houck. He is survived by: his daughters, Angel Leeshanne Aldous of Perry and Michelle Jones of Tallahassee; a son Christopher Lynn Houck and a brother, George Houck, both of Perry; seven grandchildren, as well as a host of cousins, nieces and nephews also survive him. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at New Hope Cemetery in Perry with Bro. Bobby Joe Hires ofciating. Burns Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.TIDBITS: New Brooklyn celebrated 99 years on Nov. 10By SARAH HALL Ponder This.... Dont make permanet decisions based on temporary circumstances. Harder times are coming.... Its hard to get along, its so hard to get along--you just cant hardly get along. If you remember hearing this song youre from the old school (so to speak) and old as me! I remember hearing my grandma Mary humming this song. She would sing a verse or two, like she was making verses as she went along. At least thats what I thought at the time. She said people are hurting, people are getting sicker, people are still dying, you just cant hardly get along. After listening to the horrors on the news, this song came into my spirit and I thought to myselfguess Ill be singing one of grandmas old homemade songsits hard to get along you just cant hardly get along. Special prayer list Remember: the Rev. Roosevelt Knight, former pastor of New Bethel in Perry; Maggie Gunters sister, Rae Ferrer in North Carolina; Idell Bass, Marshall Rehab; Booker Edwards family; Juanita Calloway, Katrena Morgan, Flora Underwood and Ruby Neal, all at home; Beatrice Molden DMH; Wilhemenia Blue and Lucie Powell TMH. Remember: Never try to carry tomorrows burdens with todays grace. November birthday celebrations include: on Nov. 10, New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church will mark 99 years of Christian service; Lisa Smith celebrates on the 12th; Shirley Scott on Nov. 14; and George E. Clayton on Nov. 22. Therefore be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV Sunday will mark the rst day of choir rehearsals for 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative celebration. Please gather at New Brooklyn Church at 3 p.m.; Dr. Phillip Combs is the director/musician. MLK choir rehearses


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A number of Taylor County High School Bulldog Battalion JROTC received promotions to a higher rank during presentations held Oct. 30. Promotion is based on three criteria (scholar, athlete, leader). All three criteria carry the same weight. Each is as important as the other. These criteria relate directly to the JROTC mission and support the objectives of Taylor County High School, 1SG (Ret) Eddie L. Smith said. The criteria for promotion is: for promotion requires a cadet to earn at least a 90 percent score on the Chain of Command, Cadet/Army Rank tests. To be promoted to any rank a cadet must earn at least a C in JROTC and maintain a 2.0 GPA for the grading period. To attain promotion to any ofcer/ senior NCO rank a cadet is required to have at least a B in JROTC and a 2.5 GPA for the grading period for a promotion above the rank of C/PFC the cadet must have no more than two unexcused absences from uniform/PT days, to include dressing out. To be eligible for a promotion above the rank of C/ CPL-C/MSG a cadet must have no unexcused absences from uniform/PT days, to include dressing out. To be eligible for promotion to the rank of C/1SG-C/CSM and C/2LT-C/COL a cadet must score in the 50th percentile in all 5 events on the Cadet Physical Fitness Test. A cadet will be allowed three chances to obtain this score. must demonstrate the proper positive attitude, and adhere to the military standards IAW AR 600-9 and the Cadet Reference Guide. A cadet will demonstrate the appropriate level of competency for the rank being considered IAW the LET 1 manual (Chapter 1, lesson 3) description of duties and responsibilities. If you are a sophomore, junior or senior and have not attended summer camp, the highest attained rank will not exceed master sergeant; unless a medical condition exists that will prohibit you from attending summer camp. Cadet ofcers and noncommissioned ofcers are typically appointed as follows: Sergeant: First year of Sergeant First Class: Second year Second Lieutenant: Third year Lieutenant Colonel: Fourth year Cadets demonstrating outstanding performance can receive accelerated promotion. Rank reduction is also possible, based on the following criteria: more demerits during a nine-week grading period. standards for that rank. Promotions will be based on recommendations of the chain of command and approved by the AI/SAI. A-10 Perry News-Herald November 15-16, 2013 Sound Off Promotions awarded Cadets raise funds for upcoming meets The JROTC held a chicken dinner, along with a drawing to win an Xbox 360, Oct. 19. The winner of the Xbox was Brandi Richardson. The event was a success. We would like to give a special thank you to WalMart for allowing us to have our chicken dinner there and we would also like to say thank you to Aarons, 3 Nelsons, our TCHS cafeteria and all of our boosters, organizers said. (Top) Cadet Sgt. First Class Kaydee Keen mans the serving line. (Right) Cadet Sgt. First Class Sean Patterson is a walking billboard, promoting the dinner. (Above) Cadet Private Tristan Crowley was promoted to class. (Left) Cadet earned promotion to class. Cadet promotion is based on three areas of criteria: scholarship, athleticism and leadership. The promotions were presented by Senior Army Instructor Major Christopher McDaniel. Major Christopher McDaniel, left, congratulates Cadet Sergeant Luke Kallschmidt on his Major Christopher McDaniel, left, congratulates School spirit on parade


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