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As the son of Perry state prison work camp Capt. Albert Johnson Sr., Albert Johnson Jr. was given a unique opportunity growing upto witness the inner workings of the prison rsthand. Today, Johnson can still take visitors out to the prison site (now home to the Division of Forestry here) and point out landmark remnants that remain. Those big concrete blocks were in front the prison, as were some of the sidewalks. There is even a building leftover from the camp that the Division of Forestry uses, Johnson said. A former county commissioner, Johnson has made his own mark in Taylor Countys history but is more interested in talking about his fathers accomplishments than his own: My father operated the prison until the state closed it in the 1970s and then he became a state-wide relief captain until he retired after 30 years of service. As far back as 1930, records show state prison work camps existed in Florida. One of those state prison work camps, #1837, was located in Taylor County. It was located where the Division of Forestry is presently located. The prison, which was all wooden structures, was equipped to handle and hold 60-65 prisoners at one time. These prisoners time ranged from life sentences to 50 or more years to serve. The prisoners were always under armed guards from when they worked on the road crews to when they went to sleep at night. The prisoners were never physically harmed and were treated humanely. If a prisoner refused to work then a method called solitary connement was used to encourage the prisoner to participate in the work crews. This connement meant they were put in a small dim lit room to stay sometimes between three to ve days, and seemed to work well in getting their cooperation to begin on the work crews. During this connement they were provided daily food and water, as well as time to talk with my father, Capt. Johnson. My father was Flurry of events mark end of 2013-14 school yearThe 2013-14 school year is rapidly drawing to a close and there are a number of events planned in the next few weeks. for Taylor County High School seniors. County Elementary School last day for students; TCHS for teachers; Taylor Technical contact the respective schools.Elks Lodge hosts dinner theater May 31The Perry Elks Lodge will Register now for Distinguished Young Woman program The scholarship program is open to all high school seniors please visit Rotary to host Father-Daughter Dance June 20 additional daughter. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber Library closed for Memorial DayThe Taylor County Public Splash pad at Jerkins now openThe splash pad adjacent ofcials remind residents that children must have adult supervision when visiting the splash pad. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayMay 23-24, 2014 Index One section 125th Year, No. Weather Friday Saturday Sunday Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-4 . .................. Sports . .................... A-8 Entertainment . ...... A-10 TV listings . ............ A-11 Classieds . .......... A-12 News Forum Captains son recalls bygone days of Perrys state prison work camp Please see page 14 New bridge to be named in KIA soldiers memory Just a week before Memorial Day, the family of U.S. Army SP4 Billy Jacob Hartseld, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, learned that the new bridge crossing the Aucilla River on U.S. 98 will be named in his honor. In the recent session, the Florida Legislature approved the designation after several years of attempts by local ofcials and Taylor Countys legislative delegation to name the bridge in his memory. The dedication was included in Senate Bill 820, which passed overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate. According to the bill, the new bridge will be named SP4 Billy Jacob Hartseld Bridge with the Florida Department of Transportation being directed to erect suitable markers. A dedication ceremony is expected to be held sometime after the states scal year begins July 1 and will include Taylor Countys legislators, Sen. Bill Montford and Rep. Halsey Beshears. The Hwy. 98 bridge will Please see page 3 Close call Store owner cited for sale of fake urine A local convenience store owner has been charged with a fraudulent practice of selling synthetic urine kits, commonly used to circumvent urine drug screens. The charge is a second degree misdemeanor under Florida law. The Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) began its investigation after receiving complaints in reference to the Wagon Wheel convenience store selling the product. When ofcers entered the store, they approached owner/clerk Brian Liu, 23, and inquired about the product. He stated he Please see page 13 Scallop season will open earlyGovernor Rick Scott announced this week that the bay scallop season will open three days early this year on Saturday, June 28. Opening the season early and on a weekend will create additional recreational opportunities for Florida residents and visitors while recognizing the importance of economic benets to coastal communities where this activity occurs, Scott said. I requested the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) open the season early this year to benet our communities who rely on our sheries, he said. Please see page 14


HOW SHOULD YOU DRESS FOR WORK?The Taylor County VoTech Center answered the question, How should you dress for work? with a fashion show, displaying appropriate attire (suits or uniforms) and inappropriate attire (mini-skirts and gogo-boots). The fashion show was held in conjunction with an open house at the facility, spotlighting new buildings on campus. Bob Wood was in charge of campus visitation for the day.HENDRY TAKES $ FOR ACSHerbert Hendry was pictured receiving two checks, on behalf of the American Cancer Society. From the high school, Liz Daniels and Kendall Walters made a presentation and, for Buckeye, John Redmon and Linda Andrews brought good tidingsand $900.EDITORIAL REMINDER:Miller Holland was editor of the Perry NewsHerald in 1979. His editiorial concluded this way: We ought to pause Monday in the midst of our picnics, shing trips and other holiday excursions, to remember those who gave their lives for this, our country. They thought it was worth ghting for and dying for. We think so, too.WEDDINGS GALORESheila Laxton was pictured with the announcement of her upcoming wedding to Jim Tedder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tedder. A ceremony was planned in Jonesboro, Ill. Beverly Diane Grantham and Roger Dale Holt were united in marriage May 8 with Herschel McClellan performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sibley and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Merry announced the marriage of their children, Terry Sibley and Gerald Merry, on April 28. In the same edition, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sibley announced the engagement of their daughter, Linda Jean, to Jesse Franklin Whiddon Jr. A June 22 wedding was planned. The engagement of Karen Bryan to Michael Wilder was also announced with a garden wedding planned for June 9.NAMES IN THE NEWSAlma Lewis was installed as president of the Perry Garden Club. Jonnie Moore, a district manager with Avon, traveled to Paris where she was honored for recordbreaking sales. Carol DeGuires piano students lled the First Presbyterian Church with music when the annual spring recital was held. Musicians included Alison Lanier, Michael Schmid, Natalie Kinsey, Andy DeGuire, Jeff Muenzmay, Beth Davis, Beth Chesser, Janet Guenthner Sheri Adams and Missy Schmid. Zuleika Ann Cruce was born to Douglas and Debbie Cruce on May 16, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Charlie Gillyard, a third grader at Gladys Morse Elementary School, won rst place in the broad jump for the schools annual Field Day.LETS GO FISHINGMary Branch was pictured with the 26-foot commercial boat she and her husband, Howard, recently completed at their Jena plant. Branch Boat Works had also produced three other types of boats: dinghys, sailboats and canoes. On a recent shing trip in South Florida, Janet Wiles and Ruth Bethea met and were pictured with Sheriff Roscoe Coletrain from the popular television show, Dukes of Hazzard. They were all smiles BIG VEGETABLES What is it? A watermelon? A pumpkin? According to County Agent Henry Davis it was a huge zucchini squash grown by Jack Veal of 422 Ash Street. He enjoys gardening and, obviously, hes good at it, Davis said. A-2 Perry News-Herald May 23-24, 2014 Looking Back May 23-24, 2014 Quotable Quotes THE PERRY NEWS-HERALDMay 24, 1979 Remember when... By ANTHONY L. WHITE anthonylamarwhite@yahoo.comAir conditioner or psychiatrist? I have my faults. We all do. Luckily, everyone who knows me knows what my faults are. Im not a morning person. Im not an on-time person. And Im denitely not a summer person. Thankfully, Ive learned to adjust my life to cover two of those faults. I dont make morning appointments unless they are absolutely necessary, and Ive compiled more than a thousand excuses to pull from whenever Im late. However, adjusting my life to cover my disdain for the hot, humid, insect-infested months of summer would mean relocating to the lower latitudes of the southern hemisphere. I hate the summer heat, but I dont know if it warrants moving to Antarctica. At least not yet. The only other person I know who hates the summer heat as much as I do is my cousin Tangerla. If Travelocity offered a round-trip ticket to Antarctica with a four-month hotel stay on a recurring payment plan, Tangerla would probably spend her summers there. A couple of years ago, it was so hot that she was ready to go with or without a payment plan. I agree. It was hot. But I dont know if it was that hot. It was a summer afternoon a couple of years ago when I happened upon my cousin Tangerla standing outside of her house--begging to be Baker Acted. I nearly ran off of the road when I saw her. She was barefoot. She was wearing a sports bra and a pair of rolled up shorts. She was soaking wet. And she was using a water hose to spray water all over the house. When I nally regained control of the car and parked in Tangerlas yard, I stepped out of the car into the sweltering heat. What are you doing? I asked as I walked up to her. Its hot! she exclaimed. I know, I agreed, but what are you doing? My house is so hot that I needed to help it cool off, she answered in her most dire tone. What? I asked, doubtful that I had heard her right. My house is hot and Im helping it cool off, she said as she moved to the side of the house. She was right. It was hot. But, again, I dont know if it was that hot. I walked a step or two behind Tangerla as she walked around the house and sprayed water on the roof, the windows, and the sides of the house. As she sprayed the house, she occasionally turned the water hose on herself. You wanna cool off? she asked. I debated saying yes because I was scared that someone would pass by and see me with her and Baker Act the both of us. So, I answered, Yes, its hot out here. When I got home and walked in the door soaking wet, my mother asked me what was wrong. Sweets house was hot so she was cooling it off with the water hose. My mother looked at me with raised eyebrows and said, Either she needs a new air conditioner or a psychiatrist. Or both. The community is invited to attend the annual Memorial Day observance planned Monday, May 26, at Veterans Memorial Park, starting be provided. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again. --Og Mandino Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. Thats why its a comfort to go hand in hand. --Emily Kimbrough


A-3 Perry News-Herald May 23-24, 2014 soon be dedicated to honor Taylor County native SP4 Billy Hartseld, Taylor County Commissioner Pam Feagle said. This journey started three years ago when I was asked to help honor the contributions and sacrices of Dorothy McMullens brother, Billy. The new bridge was in development and it seemed tting to dedicate the new bridge in his honor. I approached the Taylor County legislative delegation and three years later the Florida legislature approved the dedication. I am honored to have served our community by making this dream a reality. Congratulations to Dorothy McMullen, SP4 Hartselds sister and the other members of the Hartseld family. I am proud that I was able to play a small role in this effort. He saw the Army as a good career opportunity and, if anything ever happened to him, he would be able to take care of Mama and Daddy, Dorothy McMullen said in a 2007 interview about her brother. He was the best brother in the world. He thought it would give him a good future. Hartseld was killed in early 1970 during his second tour in Vietnam, just weeks before his 21st birthday. During his service, he received the Army Commendation Medal for combat bravery for action under enemy re in Tien Phouc Province. The citation read, A small patrol was dispatched to search the area when it came upon re from an enemy sniper in a concealed spider hole position. Taking immediate action, Pvt. Hartseld began placing a heavy volume of re on the position. With complete disregard for personal safety, he continued to move forward ring his weapon. At the time, an enemy grenade seriously wounded Hartseld, but despite his wounds, he threw several grenades and succeeded in silencing the enemy position. His courageous actions were instrumental in saving the lives of several of his comrades and contributed signicantly to the defeat of the enemy force. Hartseld also received the Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Hartseld returned home several times during his rst tour and during his last visit, in December 1969, he married the former Linda Parker. Two months into his second tour, Hartseld was killed on the battleeld, the victim of a helicopter accident. Hartseld, a door gunner, was said to have spotted a fuel leak as the chopper prepared for take-off from the ight line of the base camp. A telegram from the Department of the Army in Washington said he climbed onto the aircraft to check it and was struck by a rotor. Today, Hartselds name is among those listed on the killed-in-action remembrance wall located within Veterans Memorial Park, the site of Mondays Memorial Day ceremony. The event will begin at 10 a.m. KIA SOLDIER Continued from page 1 Hartseld awarded commendation for combat bravery The creators of the locally-produced reality show Coon Country, following teams of area coon hunters, have signed with two production companies to develop the program and market it to television networks. Last year, the creators lmed footage for a sizzle reel to be used to shop the shows concept to production companies and networks. The local teams featured in the sizzle reel included: The Taliban, featuring William Bud Russell Jr. and his grandsons Caleb Cooper and Aaron Cooper; Young Guns, featuring Markes Robinson, Shawn Burney and Derek Bellamy; Wades Boys, featuring George Gant, Frank Gant and Willie Keith Irvin; and The Pulp Mill Gang, featuring Flynn Welch, Jeremy Nix and Marvin Phillips. I landed a deal with Schweet Entertainment and Lapdog Entertainment for the companies to executive produce Coon Country, Co-Creator Anthony White said Thursday. Creators ink deal with executive producers for Coon Country Please see page 14 Our American Idol Jena Irene


A-4 Perry News-Herald May 23-24, 2014 Living First novel pivots on love, loss and hope In And Angels Hovered, Jeanne Mitchell is living an uneventful life in a quiet town until she befriends an unusually perceptive young woman, Crystal Arthurs. Crystal is a blond-haired, green-eyed wisp of a girl with a hidden past that somehow includes the loss of her father and mother. The two begin a tenuous friendship that ultimately throws Jeannes carefully crafted world into turmoil. But as Jeannes friendship with Crystal turns into a closeness that excites and terries them both, Jeanne learns that secrets have a life of their own, and hers are only beginning to unravel. What are people saying? Mason Williams has created a remarkable rst novel of delicate beauty. The story of love and friendship, loss and hope, carries a lyrical quality that raises it high above many in its genre. A delight. Bestselling Author T. Davis BunnWilliams rst novel found its genesis in a town called PerryJ. Mason Williams By SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing Editor There seem to be people among us, with so many talents, that their greatest difculty is deciding which one to hone rst. J. Mason Williams belongs in that category. A successful attorney and gifted musician, he admits that among his dreams was the goal of publishing a book by the time he was 40. I missed it by a little bit, he admits, but Williams can now proudly declare that he has not only published his rst novel, but that its receiving fabulous reviews nationwide. I was an English major and Ive always been a huge reader--Im reading two to three books at a time. In addition to that, I love to write, he said. From that background, and this town, comes his rst novel, And Angels Hovered. A 1975 graduate of Taylor County High School, Williams earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and then graduated from law school in 1981. With those two degrees, he traveled south and he has remained south, now living in Cocoa Beach with my beautiful wife Mary and practicing law in Melbourne, having raised two adventurous sons. His heart, however, still holds a place for Perry where he was raised by parents Ida and Mason Williams, now deceased, but fondly remembered by many who were Please see page 13Thirty-six Red Hats, in red and purple, traveled to St. Augustine to see the citys historical landmarks Aged to perfection: St. Augustine and the Red Hats? Bound for the nations oldest city, 36 members of the Sandy Toes Red Hats chartered a bus for a day in St. Augustine where everything is aged to perfection: the oldest school house (1650), Grace Methodist Church (1880), the oldest market in the country, the oldest standing wall and a 600-year-old tree. The report of their trip comes from Sandy Coleman who admits that the group walked a lot, ate a lot, talked a lot and saw a lot. Her report is lled with cobblestone streets, tales of Henry Flaglers hotels and his status as one of the wealthiest men of his day, the rst college (built by Flagler), Aviles Street, quaint shops, Spanish and British ships in the bay, coquina shell forts and a cemetery for Catholics only. Not to be missed, however, was the historical account of Ponce de Leon --only ve feet tall, but the man who discovered Florida in 1513 and the famous Fountain of Youth. Following a personal encounter with the Fountain of Youth, she reports that all Red Hats (and the one guest who accompanied them) returned looking younger. To complete the day, the group dined at Schooners Seafood Restaurant.


Photographs and article BY SUSAN H. LINCOLN When Shirley Hall ngered the tall, delicate plant that Id call a weed, and shed call a wildower, I was stunned by the name. Rattlesnake Weed, she said. With that delicate lavender bloom? I asked aloud. Ill show you why, she said, yanking that plant from the earth and pointing to a root that could have been a rattle on a rattlesnakes tail. Now you see? she said. And I did. Now this is oxalis, she added, and I didnt want to admit how many times I had pulled that weed from my yard. If you have a spot on your car, this will do the trick, she said. It has oxalic acid in it. She knows these things because she studied botany at Stetson University where she majored in secondary education. I enjoy reading and studying books by plant experts which detail Florida plants and others, she said. Hall taught English and biology in public school. Arent these beautiful? she asked, and they were. Theyve been blooming on the roadsides for weeks nowlong, grasslike leaves with deep blue blooms. Thats Spiderwort, she said, and the bloom closes when the sun starts moving they wont be open much longer, she added, noting that the plant totally closes at night. The botanical name is Tradescantia. Mints have square stalks, she said, wondering if I remembered that ner point. I do now, I admitted as she pointed to a Lyreleaf Sage with a square stalk. Dont eat it, she said. Dont worry, I assured her. The yellow plants we call dandelions are actually false dandelions, but if you tell anybody I said that, theyll think Im crazy. An actual dandelion, she explained, has foliage coming from the base; false dandelions have leaves on the stems. But theyre still very attractive with their yellow blooms, she said. She also pointed to the yellow blooms of Hairy Lettuce (yes, hairy) and Rock Rose (which is yet another weed youve been stepping on). Fleabane (Erigeron) belongs to the Aster family and I suppose it wards off eas, she said, thus the name. Mums, too, trace their lineage through the Aster family, Hall said. The medians of U.S. 19, both northbound and southbound, have been brilliant with color this spring. North of town, youll mostly nd coreopsis and phlox. South, youll nd those two and a new addition. I cant tell what it is, she said. Ill pick you one, I offered, doing so right below the sign which discouraged such activitybut this was all in the name of science. Both medians have been planted in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation as part of the Wildower Project. Dont pick them. Hall determined that those wildowers, at the turn-off for Plantation Road, are from the Figwort family, probably Indian Paintbrush. Oh, watch out for those stinging nettles, I urged and she retorted, Theyre totally edible. With all those stickers? I asked. You have to boil it down, she said. McDonalds is quicker, her husband added. I used to put Fullers Earth on stings from stinging nettles, he remembered. Pain is a deep memory. In what was once the Padgett Corneld in the town of Foley, youll nd verbena in a delicate blue on tall stalks, as well as other wildowers/weeds mentioned above. Across the street, youll nd gladioli throughout the eld, but barbed wire will restrict your entrance. Mullein, tall stalks of Verbascum virgatum, were part of our trip as was Purple Milkweed that butteries just love, she said. She pointed out wild garlic and onion, as well as wild poppies that have become established here. Come smell this White Sweet Clover, she invited as vanilla wafted through the air, and enjoy the Lady Lupines, she urged, but dont dig them up, she urges. Thats why we dont have many anymore; everybody wanted to dig them up and transplant them to their yards, and they just do better on sandy banks. So leave them alone. Thats her message for all of us: enjoy the wildowers, but leave them alone. They do their best work when we stay out of their way. Wild poppies grow near Fenholloway. in the medians of U. S. 19, south and north. Brilliant gladioli bloom virtually unnoticed Gaura angustifolia, also called Southern Gaura, grows here. The Audubon Society lists its common name as Morning Honeysuckle. Fleabane (above) is in the Aster family while the acid in oxyalis (below) can clean a spot. The white bloom, above, is Bidens alba, also called Spanish Needles because its needle-like seeds will stick to socks, earning the nickname, stickthese blooms. paintbrush, shown at left, can be found in the DOT-planted medians near Plantation Road. This is a close-up of White Sweet Clover which is found in masses along roadsides of Dixie-Taylor Highway. The striking blue blooms of Spiderwort Purple Milkweed, right, is asclepias humistrata and presents a white bloom. (Asclepias is the milkweed family; humistrata means low growing and layered, referring to the placement of the leaves.)A-5 Perry News-Herald May 23-24, 2014


Randy Maubach was presented with the Teacher of the Year award for Point of Grace Christians 2013-14 school year at a recent luncheon given for teachers. He teaches seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grades world history, Eastern and Western hemisphere geography, United States history, world geography, and world history and culture. Maubach holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management, a dual-major Master of arts degree in human resource management and leadership and management, as well as a Master of European history. Originally from Illinois, Maubach and his family moved to Perry from Anchorage, Alaska, in 2012 after retiring from a 22-year career in the United States Air Force. During his Air Force career, he lived in Alaska, Georgia, Germany, Greenland, Kansas, Nebraska and South Korea, as well as serving in locations throughout the Middle East and Pacic region. I am a passionate history buff and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with my students. I feel blessed in that God has allowed me to travel extensively. As a result, I can share rsthand knowledge of many of the things we will learn about in class, Maubach said. Given the quality and dedication of all our teachers, it is a humbling experience to win such an award--any teacher was deserving. After retiring from the military and believing teaching was what I wanted to do, this award is a nice validation that says I made the correct choice. In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Maubach volunteers his time as the upper grades volleyball coach, the SchoolWorx school network administrator and the schools computer lab supervisor. Maubach accepted the award from Cinda Peacock on behalf of the Crosspoint Baptist Church Council. This award was determined solely by his peers, Peacock said. I have no doubt this years winner is truly deserving by his dedication to and his passion for teaching, and by his humble acceptance of the award which included encouragement for all our teachers. In appreciation for his work, Maubach and his family also received a donated trip to St. George Island. Point of Grace Christian School is a ministry of Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship accredited by National Association Of Private Schools. With an enrollment of more than 140 students this year in grades kindergarten through 10, Point of Grace is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. A-6 Perry News-Herald May 23-24, 2014 Thirty North Florida Community College students, including three from Taylor County, were named to the Presidents Honor Roll at the conclusion of NFCCs Spring Term 2014. Inclusion on the list is awarded to students have earned a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 on course work of at least 12 hours. Perry students recognized for academic achievement and named to the Presidents Honor Roll for Spring Term 2014 are: Kaylee E. Denmark, Justin E. Walker and Jessica A. Webb. Three named to NFCC Presidents Honor Roll At the Booking Desk Editors Note: It is the policy of this newspaper to run the names of all those arrested and booked at the Taylor County Jail. All those listed below have been charged with a crime, but are considered innocent until proven guilty. March 10: Lanny Buzbee, 62, 6205 Woods Creek Rd., sentenced to 60 days jail time, sentenced to 30 days jail time, Judge Blue. Garrett Holmes, 42, 907 E. Bay Street, sentenced to Department of Corrections, DOC. Jerry Johnson, 33, 201 N. Clark Street, sentenced to Department of Corrections, Judge Parker. Christopher David Garbe, 22, 1116 N. Allen Street, burglary, grand theft, Dep. Cash, TCSO. James Anthony Farrill, 29, 8063 Marsan Rd., burglary, grand theft, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Dustin J. Bain, 29, 101 Pine Tree Rd., FTA, Ofcer Whiddon, TCSO. March 11: Michael Fifa, 25, 106 N. Henley St., VOP (manufacture of cannabis), Ofcer Holmes, TCSO. Angela Looper, 42, 1130 Fairview Rd., insurance fraud, Ofcer Woods, TCSO Tony Alton Southerland, 56, Steinhatchee, battery, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Patty Southerland Hood, 58, Steinhatchee, criminal mischief, battery, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. March 14: Allan Sikes, 23, DOC, back for court, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Terrance White, 37, Madison, VOP (DUI, expired drivers license), Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Melinda Gail Buckhalter, 47, 214 East Buckhalter Way, DWLS, Ptl. Grifn, PPD. Eric Lee Petersen, 40, Steinhatchee, battery, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. March 15: Seaven Jacob Beach, 36, 5354 Bryant Russell Rd., burglary/battery, Dep. Owens, TCSO. Christopher Parker, 27, 4940 Granthum Hill Rd., DWLS knowingly, Cpt. Cruse, PPD. March 17: April Anthony, 33, 402 1/2 Faulkner St., VOP (cheating), Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Sarah Blue Jackson, 41, N. Jefferson St., trafcking a controlled substance, Det. Norris, PPD. Alice Cruce, 52, 259 Millinor Rd., VOP, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Patricia Inez Dice, 31, Greenville, failure to appear/ battery, Dep. Cash, TCSO. James Kuehn, 47, 110 McCall St., VOP (felony petit theft, resisting without violence), Dep. Cash, TCSO. Laura Barton, 35, 502 Hawthorn St., battery, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. March 18: Melinda Buckhalter, 47, 214 E. Buckhalter Way, back to jail, Judge Blue. Joseph Mora, 27, DOC, hold for Miami-Dade, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. George Kevin Cook, 37, 1809 Dice Rd., dealing in stolen property, retail theft, no ofcer given. Heriberto Rodriguez, 27, Orlando, FTA (no valid drivers license), Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. March 19: Carlos Sanchez, 49, DOC, hold for Miami-Dade, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Damian James Williams, 22, Greenville, grand theft III, petit theft, hold for Madison County, Ofcer Pitts, TCSO. Sharaine Burt, 22, Madison, VOP (retail theft), Ofcer Clement, TCSO. Robert Anthony Hardee, 22, Pensacola, retail theft, Ptl Grifn, PPD. Willie Williams, 28, 905 N. Veterans Dr., VOP (sale of cocaine), Ofcer Pitts, TCSO. March 20: Melinda Buckhalter, 47, 214 E. Buckhalter Way, back to jail, Judge Blue. Anthony Lee Clemmons, 30, Kentucky, VOP (sale of controlled substance), Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO. March 21: Christina L. Tate, 24, 106 Tippet Dr., VOP, Dep. Shaw, TCSO. Thomas Adam Miller, 21, 117 T.A. Miller Rd., DWLS, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Banden Chase Pigford, 28, 107 Granger Dr., VOP, Dep. Shaw, TCSO. Yolanda Yvette Huston, 38, Tallahassee, leaving the scene of an accident, Ptl. McKenzie, PPD. Chanda Sullivan, 26, 2785 Byron Butler Parkway, manufacture of meth, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Sabrina Michelle Ecker, 33, 2785 S. Byron Butler Parkway, manufacture of meth, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Charles Richard Hendry, 37, 2785 S. Bryon Butler Parkway, manufacture of meth, burglary, grand theft, possession of burglary tools, resisting without violence, possession of rearm by a convicted felon, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Jeremy Cooper, 35, 6041 Beach Rd., burglary, theft of other, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. March 22: Michael Williams, 35, Tallahassee, assault, disorderly conduct, Ptl. Johnson, PPD. Michael McGuire, 39, 3735 Bohanan Circle, DWLS, DUI, no motorcycle endorsement, refusal to submit required test, Ptl. McKenzie, PPD. March 23: Steven James Wallace, 50, 2052 Hugh Lillott, grand theft, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Margaret Everett, 68, 6269 HWY 27 East, trespass after warning, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. March 24: Herbert Waddell Jr., 23, 121 Buffalo Drive, sentenced to 120 days, Judge Blue. Louis Daron Gaddy, 33, 501 S. Warner Ave., false imprisonment, battery, criminal mischief, Ptl. Grifn, PPD. Phillip McNeal Jr., 29, 102 El Rancho Dr., VOP, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Shane Dale Hathcock, 30, Lake City, VOP (eeing law enforcement ofcer), DWLS, VOP (resisting with violence), Dep. Hooker, TCSO. March 25: Ryan Colson, 23, 128 W. Walnut St., VOP (possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, VOP-possession of controlled substance), Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO. Kimberlea Floyd, 22, 107 West Armstrong, VOP (sale of controlled substance), FTA (DWLS), Dep. Gunter, TCSO. March 26: Floyd Skelton, 42, 4278 Woods Creek Rd. FTA, Dep. Owens, TCSO. Johnathan Dean Morris, 40, Steinhatchee, kidnapping, battery, aggravated assault, Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO. Kimberlea Floyd, 22, 107 W. Armstrong Street, VOP, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Robert Lee Logan, 50, 53 North Page Rd., passing a worthless check, Ofcer Pitts, TCSO. Paul Villard, 20, St. Petersburg, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, Det. Norris, PPD. Rose Mary Juday, 32, FTA (no drivers license, possession of drug paraphernalia), Ptl. Cephus, PPD. March 27: Michael Mini, 45, Naples, hold for Collier County, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Christine Elizabeth Bennett, 24, 2273 S. Byron Butler Parkway, sexual battery, Ofcer Pitts, TCSO. Rosie Lorine Moore, 41, possession of less than 20 grams cannabis, retail theft, introduction of contraband, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Nicole Danielle Carroll, 32, 1860 Ellison Gamble Rd. #14, disorderly conduct, Ofcer Pitts, TCSO. Johnny Jones, 24, 1301 N. Jefferson St., possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Sherman Ezekiel Faulk, 31, 1113 W. Willow Street, possession of cocaine, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. March 28: Raymond William Maines, 41, Auburndale, VOP, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. Michael Dee Williams, 35, Tallahassee, assault, disorderly conduct, Ptl. Grifn, TCSO. Jessica Weatherly, 21 122 Pine Tree Rd., VOP (felony petit theft), Dep Gunter, TCSO. March 29: Sandra Lynn Padgett, 62, 2861 US 221 North, VOP (DUI), Dep. Gunter, TCSO. March 30: Desiree Nicole Kester, 19, Okeechobee, hold for Lafayette County, Ofcer Stutts, TCSO. Brittany Merry, 24, 7595 Airport Grade, VOP (DWLS), Ofcer Clement, TCSO. April 1: Renata Putnal, 33, Mayo, hold for Lafayette County, no ofcer given. April 2: Allen Richard Davis, 41, Cross City, back for court, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Daniel Strickland, 23, 2878 HWY 98 W. battery, battery on law enforcement ofcer, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Johnny Lee Gaddy, 34, 310 Saxon Street, FTA (no motor vehicle registratio), Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Rashad Bolden, 25, 108 Sandra St., VOP (criminal mischief), Sgt. Gorby, PPD. April 3: Todrick Cornelius Burney, 34, 500 S. Warner Ave., sentenced to 30 days, Judge Blue. Jordan Deanthony White, 19, 1201 N. Springeld St., battery, Dep. Upshaw, TCSO. Robert Duane Whidddon, 51, Pensacola, VOP, Ofcer Clements, TCSO. Joseph Randolph Ward, 26, Live Oak, VOP (carrying a concealed rearm), Ofcer Clements, TCSO. Kyle Lee Davis, 41, 214 Marjorie Dr., grand theft, dealing in stolen property, Sgt. Gray, PPD. April 4: Travis Ryan Horne, 21, DOC, back for court, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Dustin K. Aldrich, 27, DOC, back for court, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Jethro Senat, 28, Miami, hold for Dade County, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Douglas Flood, 27, 602 W. Bacon Street, DWLS, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Kimberly Diann Harrington, 38, homeless, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, burglary, trespassing after warning, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ofcer Pitts, TCSO. April 6: Ricky Foskey, 34, Madison, writ of bodily attachment, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. Eldon Kenneth Knight, 52, 3300 N. James Smith Rd., lewd and lascivious acts, Ptl. Ricketson, PPD. Cecil James Habbord, 49, 117 Duval St., VOP, Ofcer Pitts, TCSO. Johshua O. Faulk, 22, 13680 S.W. Mount Gilead Rd., VOP, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, DWLS-knowingly, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. April 7: Matthew Jason Powers, 36, 16764 Beach Rd., capias warrant, Ptl. Ricketson, PPD. Joshua Brian Housman, 28, 3433 Clyattville, Ga., retail theft, Ptl. Grifn, PPD. April 8: Cylde James Bowden, 24, 7020 Beach Rd., VOP, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Desiree Denise Tucker, 41, Greenville, VOP, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. April 9: Scott Shaffer, 44, 1153 N. Byron Butler Parkway, burglary, grand theft, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Jordan Deanthony White, 19, 1201 N. Springeld, attempted rst degree murder (2 counts), home invasion, Det. Sgt. Franklin, PPD. Arron Price Jr. III, 26, 104 Alice Street, attempted rst degree murder, home invasion, possession of a re arm by a convicted felon, VOP (sale of cocaine), Det. Sgt. Franklin, PPD. Charles E. Hamilton, 31, 500 S. Warner Apt. B6, writ of bodily attachment, Dep. Burford, TCSO. April 10: Joey Dewayne Sadler, 47, 801 Paige Street, disorderly conduct, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. April 11: Delbert Cleveland McNutt, 26, 1860 Ellison Gamble Rd., aggravated battery, Dep. Owens, TCSO. April 12: Mark Evertte Nevala, 46, Arizona, FTA/VOP (battery), Ofcer Clement, TCSO. Larry Mortimer Huskins, 20, homeless, trespass, disorderly conduct, Ofcer Clement, TCSO. Rachel Blanton, 20, Inglis, burglary, grand theft, Dep. Cash, TCSO. April 13: Donnie Ruth Parker, 53, 2445 Taylor Lane, battery, Ptl. Murray, PPD. Melinda Buckhalter, 47, 214 E. Buckhalter Way, sentenced to 30 days jail, Judge Blue. Ronnie G. Morris, 31, 1550 Wright Rd., 31, DUI property damage, DWLS, Trooper Young, FHP. Robert Lindsey, 30, 212 Tippitt Rd., VOP (grand theft & possession of a rearm by a convicted felon), Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Randy Maubach, a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, accepts right. Maubach is named Point of Graces Teacher of the Year The Boys & Girls Club of North Central Florida (branches serving Perry/Taylor County) will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June, July and August. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year. Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school. The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program: Veterans Park Unit, 918 N Washington Street; Jerkins Unit, 1201 Martin Luther King Avenue; and Steinhatchee Stingray Unit, 1209 First Avenue, Steinhatchee. All sites will serve breakfast Monday through Friday from 8-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning June 5 and lasting through Aug. 8. Summer food program starts Thurs., June 5 The Taylor Senior Citizens Center is seeking reliable volunteers to deliver frozen meals twice a month to homebound seniors. The volunteer(s) must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a level two background screening. Interested volunteers are asked to contact Executive Director Beth Flowers at 584-4924, ext. 304. Volunteers needed for meal delivery


A-7 Perry News-Herald May 23-24, 2014 Religion Obituaries Christopher Hair-HendryChristopher HairHendry, 27, of Lake Wales, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was born June 28, 1986, in Madison to Arthur Bill and Elsie (Hair) Hendry. His father preceded him in death. Survivors include: his wife of four months, Carolyn Hair-Hendry; his mother, Elsie Dolyne Croft and her husband Charlie Croft of Winter Haven; three sons, Arthur Kyle Hendry, Ben Anderson and Blake Anderson; one daughter Haley Parker; two sisters, Jessica Padgett and Tiffany Croft; two brothers, Charles Williams and Colton Croft; his grandmother, Dorothy Grifn; as well as a host of nieces, other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, at Pisgah Cemetery with Dennis Nobles ofciating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, May 23, at Burns Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.Clifford WilliamsClifford Williams, 61, of Perry died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Mr. Williams was a native of Jefferson County. He is survived by: one daughter, Denise Williams of Perry; one brother, Alphonso Turner of Perry; two sisters, Rose Turner, of Perry and Jeannette Young of Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 22, at 10 a.m., at Springhill Cemetery. Family members will receive friends for a memorial service, Saturday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive M.B. Church. EvansWalker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BY SARAH HALL Attitude (excerpts from Charles Swindoll) The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearances, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes. Prayer Special Prayers: Niva Rawlins (Shands); Juanita Calloway, Leroy Sneed, Theodore Taylor, Tieon Fiffa, Donna Washington, Nobie Roberts, Mary Mrs Topsy Jones, Mabel Hawkins and Viola Miller; Ethel McKnight (rehab/Tallahassee); Frankye Sermons (DMH); Rhonda Villa (daughter-Virgil Villa);Leona L. Summers (rehab); John Collier (surgery). In their bereavement, please remember Maggie Jones and Loretta Moses in the loss of their loved one and the family of the late Clifford Williams Sr.We prayOh Father, we thank you for today and we pray for others who are sick, hurt and in distress. Oh, God, deliver those who hurt because of wars, famine, neglect or injustice. Make them whole again. Renew their hope in life, and their faith in you. In the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.Mission Ministry anniversary The New Mt. Zion M.B. Church Mission Ministry celebrates their anniversary, the 4th Sunday, May 25, at 3:30 p.m. Speaker will be Sister Patricia M. Williams. Please come and join us in this special celebration. The Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr. pastor/teacher; Sister Irene Barnes is president To God be the glory! Moments in history were shared and enjoyed May 17 at our 20th of May Celebration, a salute to the Emancipation Proclamation. Truly, it was a very special occasion for some 200-plus people. Believe it or not, we platted the infamous maypole! A rst for so many young people. Our thanks go out to all who participated and made donations. We are blessed because you were there and you remembered us in your donations. You made it happen. We look forward to next years celebration. Love ya!--The City Wide Mission Ministry, Sister Geraldine Sparrow, president. Tidbits: 200-plus gather at Loughridge Park for Maypole, celebrationSteinhatchee revival planned for Wednesday-Friday Revival, 5th Saturday meeting A revival and 5th Saturday meeting is planned next week at Steinhatchee Revival Center, located at the corner of First Avenue and Second Street. Revival services begin Wednesday, May 28, and continue through Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. On Saturday, May 31, an 11 a.m. worship service will be followed by dinner. Pastor Jesse High Jr. and Moderator Robert Watson invite everyone to attend, and to bring a friend.Womens Day SundayPatricia Spradley will be guest speaker for St. Peter P.B. Church on Sunday, May 25, when Womens Day is observed. The service will begin at 3 p.m. The community is cordially invited. For more information, please call 5845356.Father-Son event cancelled The Father-and-Son event which was planned for 6:30 p.m. at the Jerkins Center on Saturday, May 24, has been cancelled. If you had already purchased tickets, organizers encourage you to retain them since a later date is being sought for the event. The Taylor County Leadership Council thanks all those who supported the event.


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A-14 Perry News-Herald May 23-24, 2014 The bay scallop shery is especially important to Floridas Big Bend region and by opening the bay scallop season three days earlier, Floridians throughout this area will have more opportunities to enjoy our natural treasures and provide for their families. The season, which usually opens July 1, will open Saturday, June 28. The FWC is expected to bring a proposal to its commissioners at a future meeting to change future season openings to the Saturday before July 1, unless July 1 happens to be a Saturday. The recreational season will open in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to nine nautical miles) from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. The season will remain open through Sept. 24, with the rst day of the closure on Sept. 25. commissioned by the State of Florida to keep and work these prisoners, as well as to provide fulltime work for guards, truck drivers, foremen, ofce personnel, along with food sources, fuel, etc. from local businesses. Medical services were also provided to the prisoners and employees by a local doctor, W.J. Baker, M.D. of Foley. Capt. Johnson was married to Marie Brock of Day. They had three children, Faye Baxter of Perry, the late Betty Stephens of Winter Gardens, and myself. They lived beside Old Dixie Highway, one mile from prison, which was very convenient when needing to respond to emergencies there. As a young boy, I visited the prison often on holidays and weekends. I would watch prisoner trustees do leather work and making ladies pocketbooks, billfolds for men, belts, etc., all being made from cowhides and gator hides. The trustees had many hobbies that I enjoyed watching them do. When the leather goods were sold to the public, the money would go into an account maintained by my father for the prisoners who made the goods. The trustees could then use this money to buy soft drinks, candy and different food items that the state didnt provide on holidays and weekends. After the trustee would place an order using their money the items were picked up by an employee and checked then given to the prisoner to eat. Speaking of food, the prisoners and employees enjoyed three delicious meals per day, including hot meals while working on state roads. Capt. Johnson, having been a farmer himself, showed the prisoners how to raise hogs for pork at the prison, also how to plant and grow a large garden so they could have fresh vegetables to be enjoyed by all, thus saving taxpayers money. Capt. Johnson also raised bloodhounds and mixed breed dogs to train to be trail dogs to track prisoners who tried to escape. One day that I remember Dr. Baker came by and gave my father a beagle puppy and told him to make him a Man Dog. The captain had the trainer begin training the young beagle and after a while the beagle was as accurate as a bloodhound in trailing men. The puppy was appropriately named Baker after Dr. Baker. The dog training program was never a burden on taxpayers, as table scraps from meals was used to feed the dogs and no dog food was ever purchased. Around eight dogs at a time were fed from the table scraps of meals xed at the prison. Medical needs for the dogs were taken care of by my father. The prison trail dogs were often called upon by the sheriff and police departments of Taylor, Madison and Lafayette counties to trail and nd criminals. Entertainment was not often found in the prison camps and it was then, in the early 1950s, that the ve work crews that worked on state highways asked Capt. Johnson about buying a T.V. My father told them there was no money from the state to buy a T.V., but there was another possible way of getting the money to buy one. He told the ve highway work crews to begin picking up glass Pepsi and Coke bottles, and then they could be sold to the local bottling companies in Perry. After a while the ve crews picked up, washed and then sold enough bottles to pay for a new T.V. complete with a rotating antenna. Much later the state started to provide television, sports equipment and boxing gloves to the prisoners for recreation time. Softball became a favorite sport for most of all prisoners. Even high risk prisoners who had to wear leg chains all the time to keep them from escaping, learned to run the bases by taking short steps and be involved in the game. Holidays, weekends, nights and during rainy days the prison work crews did not work. During holidays, like the 4th of July, fresh 10 gallon kegs of lemonade were stationed about the prison grounds, along with fresh pork bar-b-que over open pits and ice cold watermelons for all the prisoners, employees and frequent visitors to enjoy. Also softball games were played and enjoyed by all. Johnson said he is happy to share information about the prison camps and invites interested persons to call him at 584-5648. Thomas Gibson and Sherry Harris, executive producers at Lapdog Entertainment, reviewed the sizzle reel and marketing package and decided to come aboard as executive producers. They then pitched it to Rob Worsoff and Jack Osbourne of Schweet Entertainment. We had two phone conferences this week, after which Rob and Jack came aboard the project as executive producers. The executive producers have started pitching the show to the TV networks. So, were hoping theyll land a network soon. My producing partners on the show are Greg Flowers and Wayne Dunwoody. Worsoff has worked on a number of reality franchises, including Duck Dynasty (A&E), The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo) and The Biggest Loser (NBC). He has also executive produced the NHL Awards (Versus) and served as a consulting producer on Auction Hunters (Spike) and co-executive producer of Sand Masters (Travel Channel). Osbourne, son of rocker Ozzie Osbourne, was costar on The Osbournes (MTV) and subsequently went on to host Adrenaline Junkie (ITV@ UK) for ve seasons. Most recently, he produced a documentary about his father titled, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (Showtime). He is currently hosting Haunted Highway (SyFy). Lapdog Entertainment has produced the BET network series Access Granted and Beyond the Music. Gibson has also produced the TV series The E! True Hollywood Story (E Network), created and executive produced the hit show How Im Living (BET), LeToya H-Town Chick (BET), a reality show about the former Destiny Child singer, and Chris Brown A Journey to South Africa (ABC). Harris has more than 15 years of experience in project management and advanced technology business development in the cable, satellite and motion picture industries, successfully launching services and products at DirecTV, DirecTV International, 2BAW Entertainment and Experian Interactive Media. COON COUNTRY Continued from page 2 An Ozzy Osbourne connection... SCALLOP SEASON Continued from page 1 Season to open on a weekend, June 28 STATE PRISON CAMP Continued from page 1Prison raised own food, collected bottles to pay for its rst television Albert Johnson Jr., left, visited his father, Capt. Albert Johnson Sr. many (Above) Capt. Albert Johnson Sr. with Johnson formerly of