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Saturday is opening day for Farmers MarketMain Street Perry invites everyone to attend the ofcial Opening Day for the 2014 season of the Perry Farmers Market, this Saturday, March 22. The Farmers Market, located in the Grand Pavilion at Rosehead Park, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Opening day activities will include mini-presentations from local Master Gardeners. Taylor County 4-H will provide planting activities for children and Taylor County Forester Jim Fleming will also be on hand to answer any questions residents may have. Local nurseries, lawn care and gardening companies will be there to help customers with all their planting and gardening needs. shooting survivorsVolunteers will have a booth set up at the Farmers Market Saturday, March 22, to benet the employees/victims of the Timberland Ford workplace shooting. There will be crafts, baked goods and rafe items. The booth will open at 7 a.m., organizers said. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayMarch 21-22, 2014 Index One section 125th Year, No. 12www.perrynewspapers.com Weather Friday79 50 Saturday 81 54 Sunday77 55 20% Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald 20% Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-3 Religion . .................. A-4 Sports . .................... A-5 Entertainment . ........ A-6 TV listings . .............. A-7 Classieds . .......... A-10 News Forum Swampwater Shootout Multi-million dollar drug operation busted King of the Trap de-throned An intense, multi-agency investigation has brought down a drug trafcking organization that distributed millions of dollars worth of powder cocaine and crack throughout the north central panhandle area, including Taylor County. U.S. Attorney Pamela C. Marsh announced Wednesday the culmination of an organized crime drug task force operation dubbed King of the Trap that included the arrest and prosecution of 43 federal defendantshalf of whom were Perry residents. (The identities of the defendants were not released.) According to Marsh, the organization was responsible for distributing in excess of 100 kilograms of cocaine and 500 pounds of marijuana between 2008 and 2013. A successful prosecution of the defendants led to prison sentences ranging from three years of probation to life imprisonment. We really were able to climb the ladder so to speak with this investigationworking from street level dealers up, Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce Capt. Ron Rice said. Perrys kings were leveled. Please see page 8 United Way grand total tops $261,000 The Taylor County United Way wrapped up another successful fund-raising campaign with a grand total of $261,000. The campaign was a challenge this year, but our team worked diligently and opened several new accounts, Campaign Associate Glenda Hamby said. Some accounts are up, some at and some down, but I think that reects the economy. Our community understands United Way works for Taylor County: money that is raised here stays here to deliver much needed services. Mark Wiggins, who chaired our campaign, did a great job making presentations and leading our campaign efforts. Employees from GeorgiaPacic were on hand recently to place the latest slices on the United Way tree meter at the County Courthouse. According to Hamby, the nal slice will be placed on the display by local students once they return from spring break in recognition of their fundraising efforts this year. Local campaign representatives joined those from seven other counties last week in Tallahassee for the United Way of the Big Bends nale event, during which several Taylor County campaigns and volunteers were recognized. Longtime campaign board member and former co-chairman Scott Barton was named an outstanding neighboring county volunteer. For the past eight years, Scott has been an active member of the Taylor Campaign team and has co-chaired United Ways investment team process and the county commissions distribution of its human services grant funds, Hamby said. Also, he has co-chaired the county campaign and Buckeye Floridas, now Georgia Pacic, campaign. Currently, Scott, an engineer at Georgia Pacic, serves on their campaign team. He is a tireless worker in the community and is a big supporter of United Way in Representatives from Georgia-Pacic joined United Way volunteers to help place the latest slices on the fund-raising meter at the corner of the courthouse. The campaign recently wrapped up its efforts with a grant total of $261,000 raised in Taylor County. Shown above are: (on ladder) Campaign Chairman Mark Wiggins; (standing, l to r) Bob Cate, Dan Simmons, Scott Barton, Campaign Associate Glenda Hamby and Howard Drew.Please see page 12 Several Taylor County rivers were expected to crest late Thursday after rising as much as seven feet this week thanks to heavy rains Sunday and Monday. According to the National Weather Service, the Steinhatchee River at Tennille was in minor ood stage at 14.1 feet Thursday and was forecast to continue slowly rising before cresting at around 14.4 feet. Water levels for several creeks--including this one at the Taylor County Please see page 12Minor ooding reported as rivers crest Thursday Deputy Robert Lundy is undergoing daily Lundy: I am a man God used that day Taylor Countys Hometown Hero Deputy Robert Lundy has issued his rst public statement more than two months after the workplace shooting at Timberland Ford. His wife, Kelly, posted the following statement to the couples social media account Wednesday afternoonalong with photos and a brief video of Lundy during a physical therapy session at the rehabilitation center in Gainesville where he continues to recover: I would like to thank everyone who has stepped up to help me and my family in our time of need. Kelly has been showing me little bits and pieces of Facebook and news articles. I am going to start responding to them all in a few days. All of the encouraging words, prayers, support and love shown toward me is a blessing from Please see page 12Residents are invited AMTEC Less Lethal hosting the event as a Memorial Hospital the opportunity to shoot fully automatic M4s and a 40MM Admission is $10 Members of the planning committee take aim Birdy Gardner, Range Manager Will Debi Seagroves and about sponsorship opportunities, contact Seagrove at 584-0609 or Gardner at 838
FAIRCLOTH TO CHAIR FFFFront page headlines declared that Kathy Faircloth would serve as chair for the 1979 Forest Festival. The granddaughter of Dr. W. J. Baker, she came to Perry in 1977 following her marriage to Judson Faircloth. TWO WEDINGS, FOUR BABIESJoye Bernice Spooner of Attapulgus, Ga., became the bride of Joseph Randy Millinor in a March 2 ceremony. The groom, a Taylor County High School graduate, was a lab tech at the Bainbridge, Ga., Memorial Hospital. Miss Sherry Kathleen Newman of Salem married Charles Patrick Hunter in a January ceremony at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church. The four new arrivals included: Alan Edward Hamilton who was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Hamilton on March 12 weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces; Jeremy Lee Gray, born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Gray, weighing 8 pounds, 4.5 ounces; Nicolas Joshua Ward, born to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ward on March 7, weighing 7 pounds, 3.5 ounces; and Robert Earl Hyman born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hyman on March 15 at Doctors Memorial Hospital.STRAIGHTENING THE CURVECounty Commissioner Frank Russell was pictured with a proposal and diagram for the county showing the process for straightening out the curve on Hampton Springs Road.GOBBLE, GOBBLEWayne Connell was pictured with a 20-pound gobbler he bagged; the bird had a 9.6 inch beard.REVENGE IS SWEET?Taylor County blasted past Quincy-Shanks 101, avenging an earlier loss to the team. Wade Baumgardner led off action for the Perry team with a home run, while Sammy Williams, Don Horne and Jimmy Mincy were among the players credited with runs.HUGE AD MAKES YOU STAND BACKA quarter page advertisement simply announced, Stanback Powders, 50 cents.JR. HIGH SPELLERS READY TO PERFORMTwo pictures showed top spellers at Taylor County Junior High School. The seventh grade team included Walt Evans, Kevin Frisby, Eric Cone, Linda Adams and Dan Taylor. Eighth grade spellers included Sonya Sadler, James Cool, Myrienne Jackson and Bonnie Sisk.FREE AZALEASThe Emporium was staging its pre-Easter sale with spring fabrics, spring fashions and Easter shoes on sale. Hopping with values to pass on to you, the store promised free azalea plants from Shefelds Nursery to all customers who spent $25. A-2 Perry News-Herald March 21-22, 2014 Looking Back March 21-22, 2014 Quotable Quotes THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD March 22, 1979 Something new No matter how many times you look at a photo, you can still see something new. That is the case with this 1910-20 at the site. Its spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when youve got it, you want--oh, you dont quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! --Mark Twain Sweet memories memories. Shown here is the Kuhn family from The Taylor County Historical Society is currently seeking entries for the 20th installment of its They Were Here series. This booklet is a small biography on those that were born, raised, lived or worked in Taylor County and have died. If you have a loved one or family member you would like to submit, please follow the guidelines on the form on the Taylor County Historical Society Facebook page or stop by the Historical Society at 118 W. Main Street, President Bettie Page said. For more information, contact the Historical Society at 584-4478. Entries sought Remember when...By ANTHONY L. WHITE firstname.lastname@example.orgWhats the catch?
By CAROLYN WINNINGHAMTaylor County Master GardenersBefore there was Almanac.com, the phases of the moon guided farmers for thousands of years. Each generation learned from those before, and entire civilizations ourished or disappeared based on food availability. The changing moons appearance caused by the different angles at which it is lighted by the sun has inuenced men from the earliest times. Many farming activities came to be associated with certain phases, since plants grow bigger and quicker, producing more if they are in tune with the moon. Astronomers studied the placement of known planets and constellations; the astronomical moons place is the actual position of the moon within the constellations on the celestial sphere. FIRST QUARTER: right half of moon is lighted. FULL MOON: entire disc is lighted. LAST QUARTER: left half of moon is lighted. NEW MOON: moon invisibleit is between earth and sun.Terms to know:Light of the moon: moon is waxing; increasing light after new moon and up to full moon. Dark of the moon: decreasing light after full moon and up to new moon. Todays farmers and gardeners have access to a variety of information, maybe from an old-timer who just know when to do specic tasks, or through the help of an almanac. The Old Farmers Almanac, rst published in 1792 in Boston, is the oldest continuing publication and has a very reliable weather forecasting reputation. Robert B. Thomas, the founder and publisher, is credited with developing the still-secret formula for weather prediction. A-3 Perry News-Herald March 21-22, 2014 Living Gardening What does the moon have to do with it? Almanac Moon Phase gardening activities: PLANTING: Increasing Light: New Moon, First Quarter: Plant above-ground vegetables, owers, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, cauliower and grains. First Quarter-Full Moon: Plant beans, peas, eggplant, melons, peppers, squash and tomatoes. Decreasing Light: Full Moon-New Moon Plant below-ground crops: potatoes, turnips, radishes and perennials. PRUNING: Prune between the new and rst quarter to promote growth, between full moon and last quarter to limit growth. FERTILIZING: Between new moon and rst quarter. TRANSPLANTING: On full moon or right after. IRRIGATING: Between rst quarter and full moon. HARVESTING: Between rst quarter and full for above-ground crops; between full and last quarter for below-ground crops. WEEDING: Between last quarter and new. COMPOSTING: Between full moon and new. DESTROYING PESTS: Between rst quarter and full. Bloodworth used fronds of Spanish Bayonet to begin this design which also featured hurricane grass from their ponds, dwarf nandina and blooming azaleas. You see yard debris? Bloodworth sees design opportunities By SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing Editor As Mina Bloodworth added a needle holder to a dish she could also use for serving pasta, she said, I tend to do things off-center; God just made me that way. The holder wasnt in the center of the arrangement. The owers werent specially ordered from Hawaii. Just look around in your yard, she said. Youll be amazed at what you nd. Bloodworth proceeded to design arrangement, after arrangement, for Perry Garden Club members on Wednesday, using dwarf nandina, and coontie foliage, forsythia and variegated hydrangea, pine boughs and river birch stalks, winged elm and blooming azaleas. Although she is an accredited National Flower Show judge and design instructor, Bloodworth, of Madison, differentiated between traditional design and creative design. In creative design, there are no rules or restrictions; you get to be completely creative. And she was, including members in the process, as well as the questions and answers. For the workshop, members brought potential design opportunities from their own yards, so that the staging area overowed with magnolia, bamboo, palm fronds and branches from loquat trees. She also encouraged members to look around their homes for containers not typically designated as vases which could make good bases for oral designs. Just wash them really good before you eat out of them again, she said. From the storm to the spotlight: this arrangement began with stalks of river birch which Bloodworth gathered after recent storms in Madison. She added forsythia, coontie and variegated hydrangea. Please see page 4Vogue XIII, Inc., is planning its 2014 Father-Daughter Dance for Saturday, March 29, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Catholic Parish Hall. Tickets are $25 per couple and $15 for an additional guest. Photos will be available for purchase. A dj will provide music, with food, prizes and dancing planned for all ages. Please contact a member of Vogue XIII, Inc., to purchase tickets. All proceeds go toward scholarships. Father-Daughter Dance March 29
A-4 Perry News-Herald March 21-22, 2014 Religion TIDBITS: AARP, Taylor County Union invite all Is your gardening in tune with the moon? MOON Continued from page 3The astrological moons place is according to the signs of the zodiac whose 12 segments were named more than 2000 years ago after constellations in each area. The zodiac signs do not match constellation positions today, but some gardeners still use them to aid their work, taking the phases one step further:Zodiac signs:BarrenAries, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and Aquarius. FruitfulTaurus, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.Jobs with lunar astrological link:Controlling pestsBetween rst quarter and full, moon in Virgo. Harvesting for leaf Between rst quarter and full, moon in Pisces. Harvesting for storage Between full and last quarter, moon in Gemini. Planting for seeds: Between last quarter and new, moon in Gemini. Planting owers: Between new and full, moon in Capricorn. Planting trees: Between last quarter and new, moon in Capricorn. Weeding: Between last quarter and new, any barren sign. In our fast-paced world, todays gardeners must t work schedules, weather conditions, growing zones, and dates of rst and last freezes all into their busy lives. So any extra help is appreciatedeven from the moon! By SARAH HALL The Taylor County Union will convene with Little St. John Church March 28-30, led by the Rev. Dr. Robert Butler, pastor/teacher.AARP meetsLocal chapter #4033 of AARP is accepting applications for membership. We are a non-prot organization. Come join us as we support local agencies in fund-raising and share information that is very important to senior citizens. Rich Olsen is president; Peggy Williams is secretary. For more information, call me (Sarah Hall 584-5314). We meet the last Wednesday in the month. The next meeting is at the Shriners Club, March 26, at 9:30 a.m.Happy Birthday! Special Happy Birthday salute to Frankye Sermans on March 23. A grand lady!Remember...Special prayers for Mattie Lewis, Josephine Coach, Wayne Dunwoody; as well as Willie Lee Rollings and Arthur Daniels at DMH; Nancy Campbell, Debra McGrew, John McBride (surgery); Henry Jay and the Jay Family; William Alexander (home) and Jimmie Lee Topsy Washington, rehab in Orlando. We also remember the families in bereavement: loved ones of the late Earl Williams, brother of Virdie Dobson, and of the late Sammie Lee Hayes.And remember...No matter how tough time and situations may get, God will keep His Word for our lives... but we must remain faithful, steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the word of the Lord... and our labor and suffering will not be in vain. You must have the right attitude to receive the blessing God has for you when God gets ready to bless you. Your blessings may not come when you want them to, but if you trust in the Lord, and wait, patiently, the blessings will come. The United Methodist Churches of Taylor and Dixie counties will join together for revivals for the next two weekends, March 21-23 and March 28-30. Services begin tonight, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Steinhatchee with the Rev. James Taylor speaking. On Saturday, March 22, the Rev. Jim OHara will lead services at Boyd. The Rev. Winifred Harris will wrap up the weekend with a message on Sunday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in Henry Memorial Church. Next weekend, services will be held at Cross City, Lake Bird and First United Methodist in Perry. The public is encouraged to attend any and all services.Methodists weekend revivals begin tonight in Steinhatchee
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A-12 Perry News-Herald March 21-22, 2014 the Community. Each year he takes time to be a reader for Read United at Perry Primary School. Also recognized at the nale event was Taylor County High School (TCHS), which received the award for Most Creative Neighboring County Campaign. This creative and fun campaign was a cooperative effort by students and faculty, Hamby said. National Honor Society and student government leaders convinced the principal to kiss a pig if the students went over goal. They went over and he did. Competition between classrooms and teachers was erce with the winner getting to throw a pie in the face of someone else. Drawings were held for prizes and students had a dress-down day when they could pay a $1 and not have to wear school uniforms. In all, the students raised more than $800 and faculty increased their number of donors by 25 percent. Georgia-Pacic was presented with the Cornerstone Award for those businesses whose teams raised between $100,000 and $249,999. We welcome GeorgiaPacic to the community as a major industry neighbor and as a contributor to our United Way efforts, Hamby said. Theyve made it clear they will be contributing to our community, continuing the tradition set by Buckeye through the years. Georgia-Pacic is known for supporting their communities through United Way wherever they are and we look forward to partnering with them in future campaigns. Other local businesses receiving awards included: ($25,000-$49,999), Yates; ($10,000-$24,999), Doctors Memorial Hospital, Foley Timber & Land Co. and Taylor County School Board; $4,999): Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union, Synders Lance and Taylor County government; ($1,000-$2,499): Big Top Manufacturing, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Florida, Capital City Bank, FairPoint Communication, Florida Gas and Transmission, M.A. Rigoni and Ware Oil. Taylor County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Spradley said about a foot of water was over the end of Northeast River Road in Steinhatchee, but the ooding was not threatening any homes at this time. The Econna River was at 11.11 feet Thursday afternoon (ood stage is 11 feet) and was expected to crest soon, although the county did not have a denite forecast time, Spradley said. The Aucilla River at Lamont remained above minor ood stage as of Thursday afternoon as well. Spradley said most of the damage to county roads resulted from ooding streams and creeks due to the heavy rainfall, with as much as four and a half inches falling in some areas. County road crews have either repaired or are in the process of repairing six culverts which washed out on various county roads. According to Spradley, as of Thursday afternoon, the only county road still impassable was Jody Morgan Grade, where two culverts washed out. Were continuing to monitor the situation and keep a close eye on the rivers, he said. The NWS is forecasting a slight chance of rain Saturday, with higher chances arriving on Monday. God. I want to give God all the glory. I am not a hero, I am a man God used that day. Thanks to everyone. Love you all. (RL) Lundy spent several weeks in ICU at Shands Hospital recovering from a gunshot wound he sustained during shooting incident. He was transferred to a rehabilitation center earlier this week. UNITED WAY Continued from page 1 FLOODING Continued from page 1Culverts washed out on Jody Morgan Grade LUNDY Continued from page 1 TCHS holds kiss a pig challenge for principalTeams of two are invited to race around downtown this Saturday, March 22, answering riddles and completing challenges from their cell phones as they compete for chances to win great prizes all with a goal of raising money for Team Lundy. All proceeds will benet the survivors of the Timberland Ford shooting incident. The event kicks off at the Taylor County Courthouse at 10 a.m. (registration starts at 9:30 a.m.) Pre-registration is $15 per team or $20 the day of the event. Teams may include up to four players. Players will use a free cell phone app named SCVNGR; printed directions will be available for those who do not have smart phones. There are more than $700 in prizes. We also have $170 worth of gift cards that will be given away every 25 minutes, organizers said. A free event for children ages eight to 14 will be held tonight (Friday), starting at 7 p.m. To register online, visit: www.facebook.com/ downtownperryadvenature/.Lundy out of ICU, now in rehab Team LundyDowntown Adventure is this Saturday (Top, left) Taylor County United Way Campaign Chairman Mark Wiggins (left) presents Scott Barton with the Outstanding Neighboring County Volunteer Award from the United Way of the Big Bend. (Top, right) Taylor County High School (TCHS) was presented with the Most Creative Neighboring Campaign Award at the recently held United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) nale event in Tallahassee. Presenting the award was UWBB Campaign Chairman John Hogan (center back). Receiving the award on behalf of TCHS were: (from l to r) teachers Nick Ward and Christine Bennett along with Principal Audie Ash.