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Fund-raisers planned this young cancer patientResidents will have an opportunity to patronize three fund-raisers planned this Saturday, Sept. 13, benetting seven-year-old cancer patient Gracie Tull. A car wash and BBQ (hot dogs) will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ragans Ace Hardware; a bake sale and rafes will be staged at Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union (shaded lot adjacent to the drive-thru) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Pizza Hut will donate 20% from diners meal costs for the day (use code: Gracie). All proceeds will benet Tull and her family as they travel to and from Gainesville for her medical treatments. Doctors have told her parents to expect some 29 weeks of on-going chemo, surgery and radiation therapies. The bake sale/rafe is being sponsored by youth groups from Westside Baptist Church and St. Johns Christian Fellowship. For more information about any of these events, please contact Tamika Freeman at 295-2761 or Christina Freeman at 843-7475. An account in Tulls name has also been established at Capital City Bank.CERT training offered Sept. 23In the event of an emergency, would you know what to do? Taylor County Emergency Management is offering a Certication Training Program for Taylor County residents. The rst meeting is set for Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Taylor County Emergency Operations Center (591 East US 27). The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a national and statewide initiative for local communities, Emergency Management Coordinator Kristy Anderson said. For more information or to sign-up for the training program, call 838-3575.Call before you digAs part of the City of Perrys Gas Pipeline Damage Prevention Program, residents are reminded to call Sunshine One-Call of Florida (811) before beginning any excavation/digging project. It is the responsibility of the person or individual in charge of the excavation to call for line locations before the excavating begins. In case of a gas pipeline emergency, residents should call (850) 584-7940. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdaySeptember 12-13, 2014 Index Two sections 125th Year, No. Weather Friday94 72 20% Saturday93 73 Sunday89 72 30% Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald 30% Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Entertainment . ........ A-8 TV listings . .............. A-9 Classieds . .......... A-10 News Forum David Sullivan, far left, and Alan Hall, far right, took their seats on the Perry City Council Tuesday. Also shown are (l to r) Venita Woodfaulk, City Manager Bob Brown, Mayor Mike Deming and Shirlie Hampton. BioNitrogen, city close to deal on $220 million plant Efforts by the Taylor County Commission, Perry City Council and Taylor County Development Authority to entice the West Palm Beach-based BioNitrogen to build a multi-million dollar plant in Taylor County have seemingly paid off, with company ofcials announcing this week they hope to hold a ribboncutting ceremony at their proposed building site here within the next 30 days. The City of Perry and BioNitrogen are very close to nalizing an agreement under which the city will provide collateral guaranty on a $5 million line of credit taken out by the company for work on a proposed plant here. Company ofcials said this week they expect the document to be signed The Perry City Councils two new members weighed in on opposite sides of the $14.95 sewer maintenance fee issue brought before them at their very rst meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9. David Sullivan, newly elected representative for Dist. 5, favored a resolution abolishing the fee charged to residents in the Pine Ridge subdivision to cover maintenance of the lowpressure sewer system that serves the area. Alan Hall, newly elected representative for Dist. 4, opposed doing away with the feean opinion that held sway with Mayor Mike Deming, Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk and Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton. All three joined Hall in voting down the resolution that would have repealed the fee. Sullivan was the lone vote in favor of the action. The action came on the heels of a 3-2 vote by the previous council (which included Mayor Daryll Gunter and Councilman Don Cook) to draft a resolution eliminating the fee. In that vote, Deming voted in favor of the repeal along with Cook and Gunter; Hampton and Woodfaulk both voted against the move. Discussion on the issue bled into earlier talks at Tuesdays meeting regarding the citys proposed budget for the upcoming 2014-15 scal year. So not only are we looking at a (property) tax increase, a water bill increase, but also a sewer bill increase if you pass this? former mayor Shirley Scott, who was in attendance, asked the council. (If the maintenance fee had passed, all sanitary sewer system customers would have seen a $1.15 increase on their xed monthly charge.) The low pressure system went online in the Pine Ridge area in 2007 and residents began paying the monthly $14.95 fee (which, as dictated by grant constraints, is held in a separate Low Pressure Sewer Maintenance Trust Fund). Opening his discussion on the issue, Hall gave a brief recap of the events when engineers rst presented plans for the system for the councils consideration. Neighbors (from the area) came in and had no problem with what they were going to have to pay. They knew what were going to pay and what they were going to get upfront. Seven years later, now they want to renegotiate and pass along (the cost) to the rest of the citizens? Hall said. He noted that when (gravity) sewer systems were installed in the Clark and Granger neighborhoods, residents had to bear the cost on their own for hooking into the system. Why do we want to pass along the (Pine Ridge) cost Please see page 3 Council shoots down repeal of $14.95 sewer maintenance fee Please see page 3 Details of countys $45.6 million budget spotlightedDeming elected mayorThe Taylor County Commission tentatively approved its $45.6 million 2014-15 budget during a public hearing Monday and will return next week to give its nal approval. The budget includes a $1 per hour raise for all full and part-time employees. Callin employees will also be included in the raise (it was previously reported they would not). Seasonal and temporary employees will not receive the raise. If approved, this will be the rst time county employees have received a raise since 2012, when they were given a three percent increase in their wages. They had not received a raise in the ve previous years, but did get one-time seasonal bonuses in several of those years, including 2013. At the start of the commissions budget discussions, a three-percent raise was included in the budget, but that was later increased to the current Please see page 3 Taylor County students on par in ACT scoringTaylor County students performed right at the state average on the ACT college assessment this past year. According to Superintendent Paul Dyal, results released this week show that local students scored an average composite score of 19.7 in 2014, compared to 19.6 for the state. The ACT is measured on a scale with a perfect score of 36. Taylor County students also met or exceeded the state average is each section of the test with the exception of mathematics. Taylor students scored an average of 18.7 on the English section, even with the state. On the reading section, local students averaged 21.4, above the state mark of 20.7. In science, the local mark Please see page 5 Gracie Tull Fellow Perry City Council members elected Mike Deming as mayor Tuesday night. Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk was named vice mayor. After put his signature on numerous ordinances and resolutions passed during the session.


PERRY NEWS-HERALDSEPTEMBER 13, 1979FSU BASEBALL COACH PRAISES PERRYS ALL-STARSSteve Wigglesworth Darrin Simmons, Mike Mincy and Joe Trofemuk were pictured with a table lled with trophies at Taylor County Junior High School where the Little Major League All-Stars of Perry were honored at a banquet. FSU Baseball Coach Mike Martin, guest speaker at the banquet, told the team, Baseball is a sport where the team is as important as the individual because you cant hide your mistakes.BUCKEYE BRINGS 1000 TO TOWNBuckeye Cellulose was staging its annual shutdown with 1000 additional employees hired to complete maintenance and construction projects. NURSING HOME DEDICATEDThe big news is this edition was the dedication of Perry Health Facility. Front page photographs detailed the ribbon-cutting by Mayor Conrad Williams, introduced Administrator Nancy Holland and called it a dream come true.WHO WILL BE QUEEN?This weeks candidates for Forest Festival Queen, also featured on front page, included: Janet Guenthner, Gwen Jackson and Diane Hagan.SOUTHERLAND NAMED OUTSTANDING MAN OF AGRICULTUREJim Southerland was one of four men in Florida being honored by the State Association of County Agents. Southerland was praised for his promotion of 4-H forestry events and competitions, as well as all things agricultural.BEACH, SCOTT TO WEDMr. and Mrs. Joe Beach announced the engagement of their daughter, Lisa, to Ty Scott, the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Scott. A Sept. 22 wedding was planned at Southside Baptist Church.WHOS NEW? WHOS 20? WHOS 1?Mr. and Mrs. Larry Parker Sr. announced the birth of their son, Larry Thomas Jr. on Sept. 4 at Doctors Memorial Hospital. He weighed 10 pounds, 5.25 ounces. Tim Poppell was pictured outside McDonalds where a surprise 20th birthday was given in his honor. Micah Pridgeon donned a birthday hat for his 1st party and picture for the newspaper. He was the son of Cindy and Donnie Pridgeon.BOOK MART PAPERBACK EXCHANGEMarshall Hicks one of the owners of Perrys new Book Mart, was pictured with rows upon rows of paperback and used books available for trade. Approximately 12,000 books were currently in stock, for sale or trade.WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR THE PIONEER COMPLEX?Clothing, quilts, rugs, rocking chairs, candleholders and snuff boxes were needed for the pioneer complex (now known as the Cracker Homestead) at Forest Capital State Museum. Exhibit supervisor Elizabeth Erhbar and her assistant, Cindy Haught, announced their visit to Perry to accept donations. Both noted that funds existed to purchase items, too. The complex featured the Whiddon Home, built in 1864, which was moved to the museum site several years ago.BULLDOGS LOSE OPENER 17-3Fumbles, penalties and a wet playing eld were blamed for the Taylor County Bulldogs rst defeat of the season. The team fell 17-3 to Godby.TWO YOUNG WINNERSFive-year-old Rebecca Leggett was pictured with Citizens Bank Vice President John Sons after winning a $25 savings account. Six-year-old Edwin Lundy won honor, not money. He landed a vepound bass while shing in a private pond, and was pictured with his catch of the day.RECYCLING IN THE 70sDr. Don Litcheld presented a check for $68 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The funds were raised through an aluminum reclamation project sponsored by Litcheld Chiropractic Clinic. A-2 Perry News-Herald September 12-13, 2014 Looking Back September 12-13, 2014 If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Who cares? I didnt. I dont hunt. So, I didnt care that much for forests. But after spending last weekend in Apalachicola shooting footage for a television reality show, I drove back to Perry thanking God for Taylor Countys bountiful forests. Much like Taylor Countys economical dependency on our pine trees, Apalachicolas economy and lifestyle is very dependent on the oyster. And right now, oysters seems to have abandoned the coastal town that once accounted for 90 percent of the oysters harvested in Florida and approximately 10 percent of the oysters harvested nationwide. I spent Sunday morning, Aug. 30, with a few Ole Timers who remembered when they could harvest as many oysters as their boats could carry. That Sunday was the last day of the summer oystering season, and they were all looking forward to the winter season, which started Labor Day. One of the Ole Timers, Peter Buzier, took me on a boat tour of the Bay. I hadnt been on a boat since I was a 4-Her at Cherry Lake back in 1979, so I was a little nervous about getting on the boat, especially while the water was choppy. Whats with the scared look on your face? Peter asked. I like ships, but not boats, I responded. So, Id rather not. A friend, Darryl, who went with me and Kevin, the camera guy, over to Apalachicola, turned to me and said, I want to go on the boat, so tell him youll go. Because Darryl had been nice enough to ride with me and Kevin, I obliged and climbed on the boat. As we toured the Bay, Peter talked about how plentiful oysters used to be. What happened to them? I asked. Well, oysters cant live in water thats too salty, Peter answered. And the Bay is so salty now that you can cook lima beans in it without having to add any salt or seasonings. When I asked why the Bay was so salty, he explained that the towns and cities north of Apalachicola were using most of the fresh water from the Apalachicola River, so the Bay wasnt getting the fresh water it needed. So, what are all the people who depend on oysters for a living, going to do now that there are hardly any oysters in the Bay, retire? Retire? he asked. The only retirement plan oystermen have is death. The next morning, at six oclock, I was climbing aboard an even smaller boat to go oystering with a young man, Clifford, who said hes been oystering since he was 16. I dropped out of school so I could work and help take care of my family, Clifford said. Now, I have two kids who are dying to get out here and learn how to oyster, but I keep telling them, when theyre big enough, they can learn to oyster as a hobby, but they are going to college. I dont want this kind of life for them. Well, the way things are going, Cliffords oystering partner, Bubba, commented, there may not be any oysters for them to harvest. A few hours later, we were recording footage of the oystermen coming back into the docks. How was it? I asked. Theres nothing out there, a young woman, who oysters with her father, said. The oystering life is over, another young man said. We might as well pack our bags and move on. Theres nothing here for us if the oysters are gone. Life wont be the same for the cast members of my show, Life on the Half Shell, or for the people of Apalachicola without the oysters. As I drove back to Perry, I prayed for oysters and thanked God again for Taylor Countys pine trees. Remember when... By ANTHONY L. WHITE anthonylamarwhite@yahoo.comLife on the Half Shell The rest of the story... In the late 1950s, a group of men came together to organize a local Moose Lodge. As part of their efforts, they held a rafe for a horse and saddle, with all proceeds going toward the cost of establishing the new club. Herbert Williams donated the horse and saddle for the drawing, which was won by Elton Wiley French (top photo, left). Arrangements were made to have photographer Bill Craft, of Craft Studio, present when French claimed his prize. One of the photos from that daya single shot of French astride the horsewas featured in a recent edition of the Perry News-Herald. When Tillie Williams Gainey saw it, she knew she had a second photo (also taken that day) that told the rest of the story. It took some searching, she said, before she found the 8x10 black and white photograph tucked into an album that had been packed away. The Pine Tree Festival was just getting started back then, so they thought holding the drawing would be a good way to advertise both them trying to get a Lodge started and the festival, Gainey, 85, recalled. Her late husband, Herbert, was 33 when the photo was taken in April 1959. He is shown with (top photo, right) Math Phillips, 54; (Williams); Ralan Jones, 35; and French, 52. The men were standing northeast corner of the old Taylor County Courthouse. As for the Moose Lodge, the mens efforts paid off and the club was established a short time afterward. On Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., Dr. Jim Dunbar, a professor from Florida State University, will make a presentation at the Taylor County Historical Society on the topic: The Aucilla River Basin as a time machine--evidence for the human occupation of Florida 14,500 years ago and possibly well before that. This presentation will explore what we know, what we think we know, and what we dont know about human occupation of North Florida from the evidence gathered in Taylor and Jefferson counties, organizers said. Refreshments will be served following the program. All interested persons are invited to attend this free event. Historical Society will meet Monday Dr. Jim Dunbar will speak Monday at the Historical Society.


A-3 Perry News-Herald September 12-13, 2014 Sworn in Judge Greg Parker, right, presided over the swearing in of new Perry City Council members David Sullivan, left, and Alan Hall. The brief ceremony Sullivan represents city Dist. 5 and Hall is representative for Dist. 4. Surveyors work on future resurfacing project According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the survey crews seen working along Jefferson Street in Perry recently are preparing for a future FDOT resurfacing project on Jefferson Street from US 19 to Cedar Street. The project is currently scheduled to be bid out in the 2016-17 scal year. to the rest of the citizens when the standard has already been set? he said. Sullivan, who lives in the Pine Ridge area, said he was well acquainted with how information regarding the new system was distributed to residents there. We received a letter stating the city had received a grant to install the system and the equipment would be owned, installed and maintained by the city. To qualify, you had to sign over a utility easement. We were not told of any charges. When the system came online and I received my rst bill, it showed a sewer fee and maintenance fee. I was not the only customer confused by this. This has been a divisive issue and a lot of people held (City Manager) Bob (Brown) responsible when actually it was the council who were the ones who had done it. Everybody who has water and sewer (utilities) pays fees. We continue to pay sewer utility fees that go to pay for (maintenance on) everybodys sewer in the whole city plus we pay $14.95 a month for maintenance on the equipment (low-pressure) that the city ownsit is like double dipping. This resolution is attempting to make it fair, Sullivan said. Former city manager Bill Brynes, who was also in the audience, responded to Sullivans reasoning by stating, my area has a gravity sewer systemif something goes wrong with my sewer (in the portion that runs from the system to his home), then I have to pay for it to be xed. If someone in Pine Ridge has a problem, what do you do? You call the city. Now, if you pass this resolution, can I then call the city for the same level of service? Why are you gouging me? It is not just the dollar, its the principle of this. It is a shame to make someone pay for something they have absolutely no benet from. I concur. I think we should keep the $14.95 fee, Hampton said. I think so too, Woodfaulk said. I understand what you (Sullivan) are saying, but I dont feel it is right for citizens to be responsible for their (Pine Ridge) sewage. Hampton then made a motion to not adopt the resolution repealing the fee. Woodfaulk offered a second and it passed 4-1. within days and City Finance Director Penny Staffney said attorneys on both sides have approved the agreements language. BioNitrogen President and Chief Financial Ofcer Bryan B. Kornegay Jr. said that once the agreement is signed, they are prepared to begin work on the project with the goal of moving dirt by the end of the year at the site, located on Foley Road (CR 30) across from Georgia-Pacics Foley Cellulose Mill. He added that environmental studies have been completed on the property and they have an agreement in place to purchase the 55-acre parcel from Foley Timber and Land Co. Were excited about the support weve received from the area, Kornegay said. We have been welcomed with open arms. Some of the rst work will be on the companys site plan for the property, which will be developed using its existing plan for its proposed plant at Clewiston in Hendry County. While there has already been a groundbreaking ceremony held at the proposed site in Hendry County, Kornegay said that environmental issues were discovered with the property there, forcing them to begin anew with an environmental survey on a different parcel. Taylor could get in front of Hendry County now, he said. Kornegay also said the company will determining which structures on the Taylor property will need to be demolished to make way for the future plant. We will begin laying out a 90-day plan so were accounting for all of the pieces from a civilengineering standpoint for demolition and applying for the permits as needed. Although a date has not yet been set for the ribbon cutting ceremony, Kornegay said they hope to have a separate groundbreaking event later in the year when they have all of the permits pulled and ready. Last month, the Perry City Council unanimously approved an ordinance which allows the city to enter into the collateral guarantee agreement with BioNitrogen, whose proposed plant is projected to create 52-55 manufacturing jobs in the county with an average starting salary of $38,000 plus benets. The total investment here has been estimated to be between $100 million and $220 million. According to company ofcials, Deutsche Bank is prepared to purchase a series of industry revenue bonds issued by the Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA) once the local project reaches a certain point in its development. The city-guaranteed line of credit is expected to provide nancial assistance up to that point, with funding for civil engineering work, trafc studies and other site specic work at the property. City Manager Bob Brown said the company will turn in invoices which would have to be approved by the city before payment is made through the line of credit. The funds will only be available for site work connected to the proposed Perry site. According to company ofcials, BioNitrogen plans to utilize patented technology to convert biomass into urea fertilizer at a series of plants, including the one planned for Taylor County. proposed $1 per hour raise. On Monday, the commission also tentatively approved its property tax millage rates for 2014-15, keeping the rates level with the current year. Due to a slight uptick in property values, the commission is projected to bring in around $238,000 in additional tax revenue next year. The commission will vote on its nal budget and millage rates during a second hearing set for Monday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. The new scal year begins Oct. 1. According to Finance Director Tammy Taylor, the commission began the budget discussions facing a $762,000 decit. Taylor said Monday she couldnt give a grand total for the cost of the change because department heads were asked to make additional cuts to accommodate the additional salaries and benets during the budget process. Ultimately, the raises, after the extra cuts were made, added $57,800 to the budget, she said. To help make up the decit, the commission made a number of cuts, eliminating funding for the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce ($5,000) and the United Way ($20,384). The commission did agree, however, to provide $10,000 to Main Street Perry. The budget also includes $150,000 for contractual services to the Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA) as well as $50,000 for economic development incentives. To make up the bulk of the difference, the commission utilized cash carry forward which consisted of $331,000 turned back into the county from constitutional ofcers after the end of the 2012-13 scal year and not included in the current years budget. The board previously tapped into that money last November to fund the onetime employee bonus. The commission was also able to make use of a property tax windfall because the county collected 96.7 percent of owed taxes last year, Taylor said. The county, by statute, budgets to collect no more than 95 percent each year. The extra tax revenue amounted to around $150,000. The $57,800 in additional expenses resulting from the $1 per hour raise was made up by utilizing a portion of a budgeted increase to the countys capital improvement reserve, Taylor explained. At Mondays hearing, almost the entire audience consisted of representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, who were there to request their funding be reinstated into the budget. Several commissioners noted that the chamber receives $50,000 for contractual services from the Taylor County Tourism Development Council (TDC), which is funded through the countys bed tax. Chamber President Dawn Taylor, while addressing the commission, explained that the county once provided the chamber $15,000 per year with $40,000 coming from the TDC. The commission later reduced its funding, eventually eliminating it altogether in 2010, when it increased the TDC contract to $50,000. The chamber requested $5,000 during last years budget hearings to make up the difference, but the commission asked them to wait until the county could determine the amount of money it would receive from the constitutional ofcers. Ultimately, the commission approved the $5,000 funding request for the current scal year in January and the item was originally included in the initial 2014-15 budget summary. At Mondays hearing, Commission Chairman Malcolm Page said he was willing to look through the budget to try to nd the $5,000, but said doing so would mean taking the funds from somewhere else. Commissioner Pam Feagle said she was not willing to cut funding to Main Street or the TDCA to nd the money for the chamber. After a lengthy discussion, County Administrator Dustin Hinkel said he would work with Tammy Taylor and chamber representatives to try to see if there was available funding and bring back options to the commission to consider at next weeks nal hearing. Commissioners also asked the chamber to consider asking the TDC for additional funding to make up the $5,000. BIONITROGEN-CITY Continued from page 1 BUDGET Continued from page 1 MAINTENANCE FEE Continued from page 1 Why are you gouging me? BioNitrogen: We have been welcomed with open armsCommissioners asked chamber to seek additional funding from TDC


A-4 Perry News-Herald September 12-13, 2014 Living Musical interlude When the Perry Womans Club met Wednesday to begin its 2014-15 year, a musical interlude was provided by Jill and Don Joyal of Dunnellon, (right), cousins of Nancy and Dick Joyal of Perry (left). President Sharron Dorman welcomed guests and members to the luncheon, sharing her hope of renovating the club house stage in the coming year. Were researching this project now and realize it will require a large amount of money. After contractors and quotes are secured, well decide how to proceed, she said. As a club, we just want to make sure we maintain and improve what we have. A business meeting followed in which members were urged to Grifn, Dixon to marry Sept. 20 at Westside Timothy Grifn and Latrelle Monk of Perry announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Grifn, to Brian Dixon of Perry. The groom is the son of Ferna and Richard Dixon of Perry. The couple will exchange wedding vows in a 5 p.m. ceremony planned for Westside Baptist Church (3255 Highway 98 West) on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. No formal invitations will be issued to the wedding, but all friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend. September in a North Florida garden: what does it look like?By WYNNE DRISCOLLTaylor County Master GardenersIf I ever had any doubt that September is one of the rainiest months in Florida, it disappears every time I look out my window. I just dodged raindrops as I went out to check my rainfall gauge: it was, as I suspected, full! Six inches, and more coming. After it stops falling, I will go out again to take advantage of the cool weather and begin an overdue round of pulling weeds. After removing the weeds, I will add organic matter to the soil in my raised beds, before planting my fall crops. Beets, carrots, leafy greens, green beans and cucumber seeds will be planted this month. I will be careful to choose types that will mature in 7 to 8 weeks. Strawberries can also be planted this month, and through October. Be sure to choose healthy looking transplants. I will set out broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliower, collards and onions. Due to all the rain, rich, lush growth can be expected. When you plant fastmaturing vegetables, set them out at 10-14 day intervals to ensure a steady harvest. Other vegetables to plant this month include endive, kale, kohlrabi, leek, mustard, parsley and radish. If you have yet to try kohlrabi, dont be afraid: it is delicious and easy to grow. And dont forget spinach. It is another hardy crop that grows best in cool weather. Cool weather sounds wonderful at the moment. Soon we will all be wearing our famous Floridian winter wardrobes, and wishing for spring. Good luck in all your gardening endeavors. Dont forget to use your Taylor County Extension Ofce for any of your gardening questions. Garden Clubs rst meeting of new year is Wednesday The Perry Garden Club will kick off its new year with a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Members are asked to bring their favorite potluck dish before 11:30 a.m.; the main dish will be provided. Save our Seas is the title of the program to be presented by Geoffrey Wallat, Marine and Natural Resources Agent II, University of Florida Taylor County Extension. Head Hostess for this month is Joanna Ter Maat. Members of her committee include Pat Head, Peggy Whiddon and Karen Falicon. The horticulture tip will be presented by Jamie Shefeld. Family members and friends are welcome to attend the meeting at the Perry Garden Club which is located adjacent to Forest Capital Park and museum, off Industrial Parkway. The local club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., as well as the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.


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A-6 Perry News-Herald September 12-13, 2014 Religion Crosspoint presents Beth Moore simulcast SaturdayCrosspoint Baptist Fellowship invites all women in the community to gather Saturday for a Living Proof simulcast featuring Beth Moore. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with worship begining at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 4:15 p.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Please contact Sharon at 584-5441 for additional information. Tidbits: Appreciate your grandparents! Beth Moore By SARAH HALL Prayer focus: Donna Washington, Wilhemenia Blue-DMH, Betty BoldenGainesville, Marva Edwards, Juanita CallowayBrynwood/Monticello, Angie Clark (as well as her mother and her daughter), Kenneth Sheppard, Jessie Bell Oliver-TMH, Leroy Jim Bines and Bruce McGriff Thomas. Saluting grandparents... A special belated salute to all grandparents on Grandparents Day, Sept. 7. I thank God every day for the loving kindness that was a part of my life. I was raised by my grandmother who was a God-fearing and devoted family member. She loved everybody and was an advocate for education and honest work. Grandparents are a gem of joy. Enjoy them while you can. If you dont have living grandparents, adopt some. There are plenty of loving and kind seniors who would love to share their wisdom and knowledge. They can and will make a positive difference in your life. Happy birthday! Happy Big 8-0 Birthday to our classmate Norma Louise Peaches Hughes. Class of 1952 (The Royalties) Jerkins High School. Come hear Mays New Brooklyn Church will celebrate their annual Womens Day, Sunday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Vicki Mays, pastor of Mt. Nebo A.M.E. in Madison. Everyone is invited. Looking ahead... Make plans to join everyone at Antioch M.B. Church in celebration of Womens Day Sunday, Sept. 21. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. with 11 a.m. worship following. The guest speaker will be Prophetess Gail Oliver of Potters House where Alonzo Slade is pastor. Choir rehearsal for Womens Day will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. Citywide Mission meets The next meeting of Citywide Mission is this Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Antioch M.B. Church. Cheryl Hancock Watts mission is twofold: taking the gospel truth to the people of Israel and bringing the truth concerning Israel back to the western world. Watts will address both of those topics while in Perry this weekend and you have three opportunities to hear her: Baptist Church beginning at 11 a.m.; Baptist Church; New Home Baptist Church. Her ministry, called Love Without Borders, took her to Israel in 1999. She works among the Jews, Arabs, Druze and Bedouins, as well as the countrys drug addicts and orphans. Watts appearances here are sponsored by the Taylor Baptist Association. Youre cordially invited. Israel what do you know about the country and its people? Hear watts eyewitness rePort


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