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February 23, 2005, ;; -

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2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 8



Band festival
Thursday at TCMS
The Taylor County Middle School
Band is hosting a mock FBA Concert
Band Festival this Thursday
afternoon, Feb 24
The event will be held in the middle
school auditorium, starting at 5 30
p m. Admission is free
Concessions will be offered by the
Pride of Taylor Band Boosters.
Among the bands slated to perform
are: Taylor County High School, Taylor
County Middle School, Madison
Central, Madison High School and
Wakulla High School (The program is
:subject to change.)
Each band will perform three pieces
and be adjudicated like the real FBA in

Input sought
STaylor County Emergency
IManagement, with assistance from
the State of Florida's Division of
Emergency Management and FEMA,
is in the process of developing a
comprehensive Local Mitigation
Strategy (LMS).
This planning process addresses all
natural hazards affecting the
community, and defines and priorities
'actions to lower the risks to life and
property. A written Hazard Mitigation
:Plan will be submitted to FEMA for
review and official approval.
The public is invited to review the
draft plan and submit feedback to the
planning team. For more information,
- contact Emergency Management
Director Roy D. Woods at 838-3575.

Team formed
Volunteer members are currently
being sought for the newly formed
Taylor Coastal Community Emergency
Response Team.
"We are looking for volunteers who
have good seaworthy boats and
spotters to help both on land and on
water." Cecil Padgett said.
The team, which is working with
Taylor County Emergency
Management and Keaton Beach
Manna, will respond to overdue boat
search and rescues, and mayday
For more information. -.contact
Padgett at 584-6624 or Keaton Beach
Marina at 578-2897

Reserve your
space now...
AMVETS Post 20 and Sons of
AMVETS Squadron 20 will host a
community yard sale the first Saturday
of each month from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spaces can be reserved for a $5
donation (a six-foot table will be
provided for each vendor) The post is
located at 2499 Woods Creek Road.
For more information, contact Mark
Viola at 584-5513 or 584-8807.

for a Cure'
Scrapbookers and crafters are
invited to a "Croppin' for a Cure" fund-
raiser Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday,
:Feb. 26, at First United Methodist
.Church Memorial Hall
"You can reserve a table to spread
out any of your projects--painting,
sewing, quilting, crafts or UFOs (un-
finished objects) of any description,"
organizers said.
For reservations, contact Theresa
Crawford at 838-3610.
All proceeds benefit the American
Cancer Society's 2005 Relay for Life.


Living...page A-4
Sports...page A-6
Religion...page A-7
Community...page B-1
Editorial...page B-2

Cl'assi'fiecds...page B-4i':

Man, 23, killed in shooting

A Perry man was killed Saturday
night and investigators on the case
are stll looking to answer the
question. "Why?'.
According to a report filed with
the Taylor County Sheriffs Office,
a call ~ as received shortly after
midnight. saying that a man had
been shot at 3380 Whipporwill
When deputies arrived on the
scene, they approached a single-
v.ide trailer, where three white

males were standing on the back
When asked, "Who is shot?" and
"Who did the shooting?," one of
the men, Jared L. Fowler, 23,
admitted to the shooting. He was
handcuffed and placed in a patrol
car "for safety reasons."
Deputies entered the residence
and found Don Jared Bain, 23,
lying in the bedroom, dead from a
gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Emergency Medical Services

arrived at the scene and confirmed
the death.
TCSO Dep. Dale Tucker said he
returned to his patrol car to speak
with Fowler, who waived his
Miranda Rights for an interview.
"I explained to Fowler that Bain
was dead," Tucker said. "Fowler
hung his head and said that he did
not mean to shoot Bain. He said
that Bain had called him and said
he was coming to his house to light
a fire and hangout.

"Fowler said when Bain arrived
at his residence, he came to the
door and an argument began.
Fowler said Bain told him to come
outside, because 'I'm going to kick
your ---, no, I'm going to kill you,'
and started hitting him and then the
two of them ended up in the
bedroom fighting.
"Fowler said he saw Bain glance
at his shotgun, which was standing
against the bedroom wall, near the
door, and that he (Fowler) grabbed
the shotgun to keep Bain from
getting it.
"Fowler said that Bain started
grabbing at the gun, stating, "I'm
going to kill you.' It was at this
.time that the gun went off, striking
Bain in the abdomen area."
,During the next several hours,
TCSO investigators, along With
support help, and Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) investigators worked the
TCSO Investigator Donna Lee

made contact with Assistant State
Attorney Dave Phelps, "who

Please see page 3

Jared Bain

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For head injury

Jacksonville-based Winn-Dixie,
which operates 920 supermarkets
throughout the Southeast
(including Perry), filed for Chapter
11 bankruptcy protection Monday
According to a company press
release, Winn-Dixie intends to use

Man airlifted from mud-bog

A Columbus, Ga., man was hit in
the head and knocked unconscious
at Sunday's Kelly Grade truckpulls,
with injuries severe enough to

prompt him to be airlifted to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for
According to Taylor County

Sheriffs Office Captain Richard
Johnson, he, Sgt. Charles
Campbell and Dep. Danny
Williams responded to a request for


Saturday graduation slated

For those of you tired of waiting
two weeks after classes end for
high school graduation ceremonies
to take place, your wait is over.
Taylor County High School
Principal Michael Thompson
recently announced that graduation
will be held this year only two days
after the end of school--on
Saturday, May 21--at a facility.
which can hold all who want to
"We talked to parents, committee
members and the student body,
beginning at the end of last year,"
Thompson said. "There were
several issues that led us to make
this decision. One of them was the
matter of tickets.

"In the past, because of the lack
of space, each senior was given
only 12 tickets for their friends and
family members. We've had lots of
complaints about that.
"By holding commencement
exercises at Dorsett Stadium, we've
eliminated the problem of size. We
also got together...several
committees and the Taylor County
School Board, and decided to bring
lhe day of the ceremony closer to
the end of the school year," he
The last day of school is May 19;
Taylor Technical Institute will hold
its graduation exercises the next
evening at 7 p.m. (subject to
change); and TCHS will hold its

Registration underway

for state-funded Pre-K
Pre-registration is underway for state-funded voluntary Pre-K classes
slated to begin this summer.
Mandated by a 2003 constitutional amendment, the program targets all
incoming four-year-olds (eligible students must' turn four by Sept. 1,
"Parents will have a choice between a 540-hour (school) year-long
program or a summer program consisting of 300 (instructional) hours,"
Taylor County Pre-K Direptor Sharon Hathcock said.
Local Pre-K providers taking part in the state-funded program will not
be announced until April.
"We are encouraging everyone to pre-register now, to insure that Taylor
County secures the funding it needs for the program. State entities will be,
watching pre-registration numbers to estimate fund allocations for Taylor
County." Hathcock said.
It is estimated there are 217 four-year-olds in the county, many of whom
are already being served in a private or public educational setting.
"We project our numbers will increase by about 38 students," Hathcock
Voluntary Pre-K will be solely funded by state dollars; Head Start, which
also serves local Pre-K students, is federally funded.
. To register for voluntary Pre-K, contact the Taylor County Early
Leaning Coalition at 223-1670. Registration is also available on-line at

ceremony at Dorsett Stadium,
beginning at 10 a.m.
"We will still issue each
graduating senior 12 tickets," said
Thompson, "just in case of rain. In
that event, we would move the
ceremony to the TCHS
gymnatoriuni. We hope this will
mark the return of an old custom
and everything will go smoothly."

help that evening.
"When we got there, the back
windshield of the truck was broken
out," Johnson said. "The victim,
Grayson Owens, 28, had been
pulling another truck out of the
mud, when the weld, holding the
other truck's towing package on the
back bumper came loose and flew
into Owens' back glass, breaking it
and slamming into the back of
Owens' head.
"We gave emergency help,
cleaning, him and wrapping the
wound in gauze until Doctors'
Memorial Hospital Emergency
Medical Services could be called."
Paramedic Robbie English and
EMT Vanita Woodfaulk treated
Owens at the scene, and then
,* Please see page 3

the reorganization process to take
additional action to improve its
operations and financial
performance and strengthen its
Although the statement said the
company will be "pursuing all
opportunities" to reduce expenses
and sell non-core assets, including
all remaining manufacturing
operations, it has made no final
decision regarding any additional
store closings.
The company, last year, sold its
Dixie Packers meat processing
plant in Madison.
"We intend to use this
reorganization process to take the
actions necessary to position
Winn-Dixie for future success.:
This includes achieving significant
cost reductions, improving the
merchandising and customer
service in all locations and
generating a sense of excitement in
the stores," Winn-Dixie President
Peter Lynch said.
Lynch said all 920 stores are-
currently open and that employees
are being paid in the usual manner
with health and welfare benefits
expected to continue without
Lynch did say the company
plans to evaluate the performance
of every store and the terms of
every lease in the company's real
-. Please see page 3.

p h erd! i:

at ional issues take c stage

upcoming town halleetmgs
^i :. lqor residents wil have the Allen Boyd and U.S. Senator Coirthouse: (s d floor
-.,OpporiUPity to give their input Bill Nelson-. .ourtroo) orin Mri"o ay yFeb. 28.
i rn nariodal issues.during back- Health-related issues will be ''The isit hs part of the
:.',i46back' iowp. hall meetings the topic of Boyd's. Thursday, senator'ss regular tour of his
-',hulje.de. by' Congressman. Feb. 24, meeting at Doctors' district. '
'-;'' Set for 9 a.m.,,the: meeting
S-_ :wll vbe held in' the hospital's
B .... ", .*education room and is part of
Boyd's Healthcaree. tomu.
'. i throughout North Florida.
"During the past.few years,
.' my constituents have
3 "i consistently expressed their
... concerns about the availability
iard quality of healthcare in
North Florida." Boyd said.
A "I urge the public, to attend
,and participate inthe meeting so
-that I. can. better serve tue
interests of North Floridians in
Senator Nelson will listen to
'; esidens' questions and
.oricerns during a 9 a.m.
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latest lure for tourists

Chamber of Commerce
The Taylor County Tourism
Development Council (TDC)
recently hosted a Fly Fishing 101
meeting with Reb Stewart of

Steinhatchee serving as facilitator
at the Steinhatchee Community
Center in Steinhatchee.
Guests were local marinas and
charter captains from the
Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach
areas. The objective of this first

meeting was to see if there was
interest in opening up a new
market for the area, fly fishing..
The goal of the Taylor County
Tourism Development and the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce is to train our local

. eb Stewart of Steinhatchee served as facilitator for a "Fly Fishing 101" class recently
-hosted by the Taylor County Tourism Development Council (TDC) in Steinhatchee. Guests
included local marina owners and charter captains from the Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach
areas. The objective of this first meeting was to see if there was interest in opening up a new

lyarket for the area--fly fishing.

captains and marinas so that we
can prosper as a fly fishing
We have currently contracted
with John Kumiski to do a
feasibility study on this
possibility in our area. Kumiski is
the author of "Fly Rodding The
Florida Gulf and Fly Fishing the
Florida Space Coast." He has
countless years of experience in
this field and is known nation
wide for his abilities.
The opportunities are huge for
this area, but we need trained fly
fishing guides so that we can
make progress in opening up this
opportunity for our area.
This industry has the potential
of adding a significant economic
impact to our area and could bring
a whole new breed of fishermen to
the area.
The TDC and the chamber have
taken the first steps in becoming a
fly fishing destination. We have
everything needed according to.
Kumiski: accommodations',
quality restaurants, clean shallow
waters with plenty of fish. All we
need is competent, well-equipped
guides familiar with fly fishing.
Our next step after holding this
first initial meeting will be to
hold a fly tying workshop for
marinas and charter captains.
During this first workshop,
captains and marina personnel will
learn how to use a fly rod and
how to tie flies. There will be
several levels of training classes
available for these businesses as
well as the general public in the
For more information about this
please call the Perry-Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce-
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Chamber Banquet March 4

Don't forget your checkbook

If you're planning to attend the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce's upcoming banquet,
don't forget your checkbook.
A silent auction featuring
several "must have" items will be
a featured portion of the March 4

gala event.
The auction will begin at 6:30
p.m. A preliminary list of featured
items includes: weekend stay at
the Rod N Nod Fish Camp at
Homosassa Springs; Steinhatchee
Landing weekend stay; framed

artist prints; contact lenses from
Accent Eye Care; Big Bend'
Charters off-shore fishing trip for
one, three months DSL from GT
Com; tickets to Ripley's Believe
It or Not; and much more.
Need tickets? Call 584-5366.

Dog hunting will end

for Spring Creek Unit

Taylor County Middle School students drum up enthusiasm for upcoming' FCAT testing.

'Be prepared'

FCAT begins Monday

Students in grades 3-10 begin
taking the Florida Comprehensive
:Assessment Test (FCAT)
SMonday, Feb. 28.
School personnel across the
board encourage students and
parents to take the necessary steps
to "be prepared."
At Taylor County 'Middle

-: An FCAT workshop for parents
:will be held Thursday, Feb. 24,'
from 1:45-2:30 p.m., at Taylor-

School, students are embracing
the "It's All About Me" message
regarding the test and have been
working to learn the skills listed
in the Sunshine State Standards.
"The purpose of the FCAT is to
make sure that students are
learning the basic skills they need
for the future. At the middle

County Elementary School.
For more information, contact
Betsy Stephens at 838-2536.

school level motivation' plays a
large part in student success. This
year TCMS has created the motto,
'FCAT-It's All About Me!' The
TCMS reading coach visited each
reading classroom to field
students' questions and to inspire
them to do their personal best.
Each student received a custom
'designed button with the motto,"
Priscilla Tripp noted.
FCAT testing continues
Tuesday and Wednesday, March
1-2. On Monday, March 7,
students in fifth, eighth and
eleventh grade w ill test in science
while on Wednesday, March 9; all
grades (3-10) will take' the
Normed Reference Test (NRT) in
math and reading.

The Florida Fish'and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
converted the Big Bend Wildlife
Management Area (WMA) Spring
Creek Unit, located in Taylor
County, to a still hunt area during
the February commission meeting
held in Panama City Beach.
The. approved rule prohibits
dogs other than bird dogs or
retrievers except during small
game season. Nighttime hunting
of raccoon during small game
season will continue to be
allowed. The new rule no longer
allows the use of dogs for hunting
deer. A muzzleloadinggun season
was also established under the
new rule.
According to John 'Ault,
Regional Public Hunting Areas
Coordinator, the FWC
commissioners adopted the.
recommendation' to change the
14,600-acre WMA to a still hunt
area because there had been'
complaints of deer )dogs
trespassing onto private property
from the WMA.
For several years, the
commission has taken various
types of actions to solve the
problem but was only marginally
successful. Law enforcement
officers focused their attention on
the area, but the trespass problems
continued. The commission felt

the only way to solve the problem
was to stop deer dog hunting on
the area, Ault explained.
A public input meeting was
held in Perry during early
December between the FWC, deer

dog hunters and property leasees;
however, no new solutions were
proposed that were acceptable to'
both groups, according to Ault.
The new rules become effective'
July 1.

Dance scheduled for March 26
SA dance benefiting the Taylor Senior Services Center will be held;
Saturday, March 26, from 7-10 p.m.
Admission is $5 per couple; $3 for singles. Music will be provided by
deejay Eldon Sadler.
The dance is being held in remembrance of the center's late director,
Wynette Slahghter.

Only one injury, one

arrest at mud-bog

Continued from page 1
transported him to the Perry/Foley
Airport, where DMH ,AirMedic
One transport helicopter was
waiting to fly him to Tallahassee.
Johnson said the incident was
the only injury recorded, and that
only one arrest (for domestic
violence) was made during the
mudding event.
"We were all extremely happy

with how the day went--from a
law enforcement perspective:
There were very minimal
problems. We've done these events
for so long, we have the routine
down," he added.
Johnson said the estimated
crowd of at least 2,000 spectators
"all seemed to have a good time
and appreciate the presence of law
Owens has since been released
from TMH.

Investigation continues;-

grand jury may convene

: Continued from page 1
advised that Fowler should be
releasedd at this point of the
::investigation, and. that charges
would be brought against him at a
later. date," Tucker said.
The residence was then turned
back over to Fowler and law
Enforcement left.
SAccording to Lee, Bain arrived
at the residence with two
Passengers in his truck, but they
Didn't exit the vehicle until after
: the shooting.
"At this point, we're attempting
: to answer' questions, but with
Fowler being the only other
Person in the house at the time of
the shooting, that makes it
S "We're trying to establish the
exact reason that Bain was at
Fowler's house at that time of
night, and to backtrack his
* whereabouts and actions during the
period of time leading up to the
Shootingg" she added.
TCSO Lt. Ron Rice said it was

"very early in the investigation,
but they were looking at some
leads. It's very possible that this
case may, at some point, be
brought before a grand jury.
"The investigation is a joint
: effort by the State Attorney's
Office, FDLE and TCSO, and if
: anyone has any information, we
urge you to call TCSO
investigations at 838-3505," he
Fowler is currently awaiting a
March 17 .court appearance on
Charges brought against him last
Year, accusing him of introducing.
and selling drugs in Taylor
Correctional Institution where he
,was employed as a corrections
Investigators in that case, say
they have documentation from 19
witnesses, including inmates,
.:civilians and other correctional
o::officers, against Fowler, who was
charged with unlawful
compensation and conspiracy to
introduce contraband into a
: correctional facility at the time.

Winn-Dixie came

to Perry in 1956

SContinued from page 1
:estate portfolio with the objective
of achieving a rationalized store ,
"footprint" that allows the
: company to operate profitably and
increase cash flow and return on
Invested capital.
SHe' also said Winn-Dixie plans
to seek court approval to
i immediately terminate the leases
of two warehouses and about 150
Stores that were'closed previously,
Resulting in an annual cash '
: savings of about $60 million.
Winn-Dixie will continue to
honor its "customer reward card"'
as well as all other customer
Programs and policies including
those pertaining to coupons, gift
cards and refunds.
"i'We will focus on increasing
sales quickly and cost-effectively
across the chain by improving the

execution of merchandising and
sales-focused initiatives,
reinvigorating the company's store
: associates and restoring a sales-
Sdriven culture across the
organization," Lynch said.
He said the plans include
enhancing Winn-Dixie's
perishable offerings and other
product merchandising, as well as
implementing store sales
competitions and other initiatives
to motivate associates to drive,
The Winn-Dixie name has had a
long presence in Perry beginning
in 1956 when the old Lovett
Grocery in downtown was renamed
The store subsequently moved
South of downtown into the Andrews
:Drugs shopping center and then
later into the Taylor Square
Shopping Center.

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A-4 The Taco Times February 23, 2005

Metcalf-Sadler wedding

planned for May 14th
Tony and Linda Tanner of Perry, along with Danny Metcalf of
Tallahassee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle, to Eric
Sadler, the son of Ron and Debbie Hill, and Carl and Shirley Sadler of
The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Taylor County High School and
earned her LPN degree at North Florida Community College. She is
currently employed with Doctors' Memorial Hospital while currently
pursuing her RN degree.
The groom-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Taylor County High School,
currently employed with Taylor County Correctional Institution.
A May 14, 2005, wedding is planned at 3 p.m in the First Presbyterian
Church of Perry with a reception following in the fellowship hall.
Formal invitations are being mailed to out-of-town guests. All friends
and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend.

What can parents do to help their children?

t's not cool

Eric Sadler, Danielle Metcalf

, or healthy, to be fat

Lacey Rae Mathis, Herman (Trey) Sanchez

At Dancing Waters Chapel

Mathis, Sanchez will

'.marry in Steinhatchee
SConnie Ray and Jeannie Mathis of Steinhatchee announce the
: engagement of their daughter, Lacey Rae Mathis, to Herman (Trey.)
- Sanchez, the son of Herman Jr. and Virginia Sanchez of Cross City.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Dixie County High School,
Currently attending Tallahassee Community College. She is the
Granddaughter of Polly Jenkins, and William and Patricia McMullen of
SPerry, Evelyn and Buddy Webb of Steinhatchee and the late Freddie Ray
SMathis of Perry.
S The prospective groom is also a 2004 graduate of Dixie County High
SSchool. no\\ emcploked with Sanchez Farms in Cross City. He is the
.randson of Eddie nd Judy Marsh, and Herman and Ann Sanchez of Cross
SCi.y, and Tomm\ and Elaine Jones of Trenton.
Their %wedding \\ ll be an event of May 7, 2005, at 6 p.m. in the
6-Dancin gWaters Chapel at Sitinhatchee Landing. A reception \% ill follow
,ftFJiddler's Restiurjan in Steifhatchee.
No local in vitaons %ill be issued, but all friends and family members
[ are in% iied o attend.

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Ethan Shayne O'Neal
Elisa and Dock Shannon Foskey
of Perry announce the birth of
their son; Ethan Shayne O'Neal,
on Jan. 13, at 8:10 p.m. at
Tallahassee Memorial Women's
SPavilion. He weighed 7 pounds, 6
ounces, and was 20 inches long,
Maternal grandparents are Diane
Morris, Freddie Morris, Elease
Bodiford, the late Bill Bodiford,
and the late Winston O'Neil
Paternal grandparents are Dock
and Carolyn Foskey of Perry.
Paternal great grandparents are
James Weatherly and the late
Catherine Suber Weatherly,
Pentendill Foskey and the late
James Norris Foskey.
He is welcome home by two,
brother, Eli, 9, and Evan, 3.



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1994. Today, it is about 20
percent and rising.
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television, using the computer,
and playing video games is partly
to blame for this escalating rate.
Children, on average, spend up to
five to six hours a day involved in
These sedentary activities. Perhaps
it wouldn't matter if they were
sufficiently active at other times,
but most of them aren't.
To make matters worse,
children are bombarded with well-
crafted TV ads from fast-food
chains and other purveyors of
high-fat, high-sugar meals and
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A-5 The Taco Times February 23, 2005'

At the Booking Desk.

r Editor's note: It is the policy of this
Newspaper to run the names of all
Those arrested and booked at the
a 1 I Taylor County Jail. All those listed
a i below have been charged with a
I crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.
Jan. 20:
I p" Kevin S. Clark, 24, 2820 Golf
S ?Course Road, DWLS (habitual),
battery, Dep. Nowlin, TCSO.
Johnny L. Flowers, 55, Royal
Inn. Motel, burglary, grand theft,
SPtl. Schneider, PPD.

S Jan. 21:
: Jeffery Dale Thomley, 38, 865
SGlennis Cruce Road, lewd act on
person' under 16, lewd or
S lascivious molestation, Dep.
Davis, TCSO.
S.. -Charles E. Dame, 40, 17232
UK''.s- Ashton Avenue, Greenwell
i $ -l I', Spring, La., DUI, Dep. Hawkins,

1 Raquel.D. Rucker, 34, 202
On your mark! Lewis Drive, VOP (warrant), Dep.
AMVETS Post 20 Commander Bruce Foster congratulates Charlie C. Wadens, 50, 311W.
Charlie C. Wade, 50, 311 W.
Jan Buckhalter, winner of two tickets to the 2005 Daytona Spring Place, VOP, Dep. Horton,
500, which was held this past Sunday, Feb. 20. The TCSO.
announcement was made at ribbon cutting ceremonies for the
post's new home, located on Woods Creek Road. Terry James Randall, 30, Rt. 3

Limit t.v., avoid sugar snacks
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Continued from page 4
time their children are engaged in
passive activities. Pediatricians
recommend restricting children to
Sone to two hours per day on TV
.and computers combined though
older children may need additional
time for learning activities.
Parental involvement remains
* the. most important key to

children's healthy diets. Programs
to..educate parents about nutrition
are essential. Fast foods should be
consumed only in moderation.
Caregivers, who are often busy
and harried, must avoid the
temptation to whisk their kids
into fast-food restaurants or to
pick up fast food for dinner at
home. Changing eating habits and
.lifestyles is not easy, but the
health benefit for children is a

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willing to take on the task.
Here are important things
parents can do to help prevent the
obesity epidemic among children:
Limit TV viewing and time on
the computer to one or two hours
per day.
Encourage participation in
physical activity and sports.
Limit visits to fast-food
restaurants to once a week.
Provide nutritious, well-
balanced, low-calorie, and low-fat
Limit the availability of high-
fat and high-sugar snacks in your
Limit consumption of soda &
other high calorie drinks.
Get active together as a family
(walk or ride bikes in your



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Box 197, possession of cocaine
within 1,000 feet of a church,
manufacturing cocaine within
1,000 feet of a church, possession
of more than 20 grams of
.cannabis, Inv. Bratcher, TCSO.

Timothy Glen Powe, 31, 1421
S. Schwartz Street, warrant for
sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet
of a church, manufacturing
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church, possession of more than
20 grams of cannabis within 1,000
feet of a church, Det. Anderson,
Jan. 22:
Michael Wayne McIntosh, 38,
291 SW Good Hope Trail,
Madison, aggravated assault,
aggravated battery, possession of
firearm in commission of a crime,
culpable negligence, improper
exhibition of a firearm, use of a
firearm while intoxicated, carrying

a concealed weapon, Dep. Tucker,
Jan. 23:
Daniel Jackson Corbin, 22, HC
61 Box 58, Steinhatchee, DUI,
operating vehicle with drivers
license suspended, no vehicle
registration, Dep. Tucker, TCSO.
Jan. 24:
Sue Ann Stephens, 30, 814 E.
Paige Street, VOP (burglary of a
dwelling, burglary of a structure,
grand theft), Off. Hendry, DOC.
Benny Coaxum Edwards, 39,
108 Homer J. Smith Street, retail
theft, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Schneider,
Rickey Dale Foskey, 25, 1525
Harold Davis Road, VOP
(DWLS), Sgt. Murphy, TCSO.
Ricardo Jermaine Holmes, 31,
806 W. Hampton Springs, FTA
(possession of drug
paraphernalia), Sgt. Murphy,

Travis Andrew Whitehead, 22,
312 Springhill Road, assault,
giving false information to law
enforcement officer, Dep. Davis,
Crystal Browning, 20, Hwy. 98
West, false information, Dep.
Davis, TCSO.
Jamie Nobles, 25, 310
Springhill Road, giving false
information, Dep. Davis, TCSO.
Aaron Augustus Walsh, 18,
16430 E. Royal Oak Drive,
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A-6 The Taco Times February 23, 2005

Open regular season this week

'Dogs go 1-1 in pre-season tourney

hits while striking out four and
walking one. Josiah Anderson also
went to the mound allowing three
hits while striking out two. Rusty
Walker pitched the final inning,
allowing two hits while striking
out two.
At the plate, Anderson led the
way with two hits followed by
Alex Kramer, Clint Murphy, B.J.
Wigglesworth, David Crews and
Daniel Joiner with one hit each.
Against Rickards on Friday,
the bulldogs exploded for 7 runs


STCHS Varsity

baseballl Schedule
Zeb. 14-19 Rickards Preseason Classic TBA
Feb. 17 vs. Florida High 0-4 Loss
Feb 18 vs. Rickards 13-1 Win
8 S:, Hamilton Home 7 p.m.
eb. 25 NFC Away 4 p.m.
March 1 Madison Away 7 p.m.
Florida High Home 7 p.m.
h 0 Godby Home 4p.m.
I ,; Wakulla Home 7 p.m.
March 15 E. Gadsden Away 3 p.m.
T : NFC- Home 6 p.m.
'8'; Suiwannee Home 6 p.m.
arch 22 Rickards Away 7 p.m.
ah9 Dixie (DH) Home 7 p.m.
April 1 Hamilton Away 6 p.m.
j5il5 E. Gadsden Home 6 p.m.
April 8 Florida High Away 7 p.m.
pi Madison Home 7 p.m.
April 15 Wakulla Away 7 p.m.
April 18 Dixie Co. Away 7 p.m.
$pril.19 Rickards Home 7 p.m.
April 22 Suwannee Away 7 p.m.
April 28 Godby Away 4 p.m.
May 1-5 District Tourney Away TBA
Head Coach Richard Carr Home games shaded

.' 2005

TCHS Jayvee

baseball Schedule

.. Florida High.
' Wakulla


March 14-18 Suwannee Tournament
March 22 Rickards Away
!jirch 29 Dixie (DH) Home
April 8 Florida High Away
V riI7:' Suwannee Home
I Madison Home
April 15 Wakulla Away
Rickards Home
April 22 Suwannee Away
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Miguel Parga dominated on the
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while allowing only one hit and
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Joiner had two hits in the
contest while Joey Jarvis, Kramer,
Murphy, David Crews, Brian
Lynn and Marcus Spradley
contributed one hit each.
The Bulldogs were slated to
host Hamilton County Tuesday
night in their regular season
opener before traveling to North
Florida Christian on Friday.

The Taylor County High varsity
baseball team split a pair of games
in last week's Rickards Pre-season
Tournament in Tallahassee.
The Bulldogs fell 4-0 to Florida
High on Thursday then rallied
back to top Rickards 13-1 Friday
Despite matching Florida High's
seven-hit effort, Taylor County
was unable to muster a hit when
runners were in scoring position.
Brice Cade got the start (and the
loss) for the 'Dogs giving up two


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Taylor County High pitcher Miguel Parga takes a wind-up
during a recent practice session at Pace Field.

T-ball, softball signups this week

TCHS 2005 Lady


Softball Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Feb. 15 Lafayette Away 7 p.m.
Feb. 18 Suwannee Home 7 p.m.

Feb. 22 Florida High Away 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 Wakulla Home 7 p.m.
March 4 Suwannee Away 7 p.m.
March 7 Florida High Home 7 p.m.
March 11 E. Gadsden Home 7 p.m.
March 14 Jefferson Home 4 p.m.
March 15 Aucilla Home 5 p.m.
March 18 Madison Home 7 p.m.
March 24 Wakulla Away 7 p.m.
April 4 Aucilla Away 4 p.m.
April 5 Madison Away 7 p.m.
April 7 E. Gadsden Away 7 p.m.
April 15 Lafayette Home 6 p.m.
April 20 Jefferson Away 4 p.m.
April 21 Dixie Away 7 p.m.
April 25-28 District Tournament Florida High TBA
Head Coach Rob Beshears.
Shaded areas indicate home games

TCHS 2005 Lady

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Softball Schedule

Registration for the girls
softball league will be held
February 21-24 at 5:30 p.m. at the
Norman Park sports complex on
Julia Drive.
Youngsters must be ages 9-13
as of August 1, 2005. The fee is
$30 per player.
For more information', contact
the City Recreation Department at

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Tide Swamp, in the Big Bend
Management area, is being lobbied to
change from a Still Hunt area to a Dog
Hunt area. If you are a Still Hunter, we
need your help. There will be a meeting.
Watch the papers for a time and place.

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Jenkins speaks at Spring Warrior
Rickie Jenkins of Richardson, Texas, will be leading services at Spring
Warrior Church of Christ Feb. 27-March 4. On Sundays, please come at
9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m., and on weekdays, services begin at 7:30
The church is located at 7432 S. Red Padgett Road, five miles south of
,Perry, just off U.S. 19.
Women's Day at Little Bethel
! .Women's Day will be held at Little Bethel on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 11
I i in. The speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Lettie White. Pastor
! ltrus Campbell invites everyone to attend.
I: Choir rehearsal is planned for Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

SSteinhatchee Methodists plan breakfast, lunch
= Steinhatchee United Methodist Church will wrap up February this way:
On Saturday, Feb. 26, a community breakfast is planned at the church

White to speak during

Women s Day service
By B.D. WILLIAMS Rev. Gregory Houston, pastor.
tPastor Altrus Campbell and The spirit of love message was
6e Little Bethel Church family delivered by Elder Jessie
Invite you to Women's Day the Hawkins, pastor of Mt. Horeb
:-'fourth Sunday, Feb. 27, at 11 P.B. Church in Tallahassee.
-' :a.m. The speaker for the Donations of love were given'by
:-.-ccason will be Dr. Lettie the following churches: New
1-:White. We appreciate your Brooklyn M.B., Little Bethel
support of this special occasion. A.M.E., Springhill New Mt.
Choir rehearsal will be Zion, all of Perry, and Mt.
Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Horeb of Tallahassee. Spirit ran
--District Pall Bearers Union high throughout the services.
No. 1 will meet Saturda\. Feb. It is a great privilege to
S26, at New Salem M.B. Church announce the birth of a new
in Tallahassee at 10:30 a.m. All baby girl to the proud parents,
Union Pall Bearers Societies are Mr. Tory and Lamyia (Williams)
"Irged to attend and be on time. Thompson of Fayetteville, N.C.
SThe Rev. Isaac (Ike) Williams' on Feb. 14, 2005. Taylor
'celebration of love services Thompson came to us on, this
were held Sunday, Feb. 20, at day bringing bundles of love and
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mentored by Dr. Johnny Hunt.


Sunday, March 6
thru Wednesday, March 9
Sunday 10:45 am & 6:00 pm
Monday through Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Join us at

Calvary Baptist Church
for revival of our hearts and minds
2959 Golf Course Rd. Nursery provided for 3 yrs. & under
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)e dedicates fellowship hall

"and all are welcome" at 9 a.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 27, the 11 a.m. worship service will be followed by a
covered dish dinner.
Need directions? The church is located on the Jena side of the river, by
the traffic light on Highway 358.
Banquet, marks church anniversary
St. Peter's Primitive Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary with
a banquet on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.
Sunday morning worship will be held by the Rev. W. Williams and the
congregation of Little St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Evening
worship begins at 3 p.m. with the pastor and congregation of Sweet
Home Missionary Baptist Church in charge.
Puppet ministry slated at Temple of God
An evening of worship and praise through puppetry is planned at the
Temple of God on Friday, Feb. 25, when Julie Harley from Gainesville
will visit with her friends Rebecca, Luke, Mary and Joshua. The program
begins at 7 p.m. "Remember: fellowship honors God, and God honors
fellowship With one another."
The pastor is Robert E. French.
Evelyn Allen Fellowship hall to be dedicated
The 9th annual Potter's House Ministries celebration will be held
Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. with Elder Chester Demps and Christian


As of November 2004, there were many changes for
those receiving transportation assistance through
Medicaid for visits to healthcare providers. All
individuals receiving transportation assistance are
required to be re-certified through Big Bend Transit,

If you, or anyone you know that was previously being
provided transportation through Medicaid have not
received new forms from Big Bend Transit, Inc., or need
assistance filling out these forms, please contact Kristie
Lutz at the Taylor County Health Department at 850-
584-5087 ext. 139, or Maxie Young at.the Taylor County
Administrative Complex at 850-838-3500 Ext. 2.

For additional information contact
Melody Cox 850-838-3500, Ext. 9
-Taylor County Board of Commissioners

Tabernacle.in charge of the service.
On Sunday, the 11 a.m. speaker will be Evangelist West Malone of
Lake City. In memory of the late Evelyn Allen, the Evelyn Allen
Fellowship Hall will be dedicated following the service.
Apostle Alzo Slade Sr., pastor, invites everyone to attend. The church-
is located at the corner of Woods Creek Road and North Byron Butler.
Gospel sing set for Friday
There will be a gospel sing on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Church
of God of Prophecy, located at 613 W. Hampton Springs Avenue. The
CrimsoA Flow Singers of Perry and The Reapers of Adel, Ga., will be
featured. Everyone is invited.

Friend Day will be observed Saturday
On Feb. 26 at 12 noon, Christian Tabernacle will celebrate Friend Day
with food, games and door prizes until 3 p.m.
Then on Sunday morning, Feb. 27, Sunday morning worship will
begin at-9 and continue until 11 a.m. with Pastor Chester and Carolyn
Demps leading. The community is invited to attend.

SSpring Warrior
Church of Christ
invites you to hear gospel preaching by

Rickie Jenidns
of Richardson, Texas

7432 S. Red Padgett Rd.
5 miles south of Perry, just off US 19
Join us in praising God and exploring His word.
L_ We hope to see you there!

Happy 12th
to our little hunter

February 23, 2005
S We love you,
Mama, Daddy, Telina,
MeMe & Pa Bryan

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Don Jared Bain
Don Jared Bain
-Don Jared Bain of Perry died
Feb. 19, 2005. He was 23.
--A native of Radford, Va., Mr.
Bain had lived in Perry since
1990. He was at junior at Florida
State University, and worked as a
sales associate with Coldwell
Banker, Kelly and Kelly Properties
in Perry. He also worked as a
deputy clerk for the Taylor County
Clerk of Court in the finance
Listed in Who's Who in
American Junior Colleges, Mr.
Bain held membership in the
National Honor Society and the
Young Republicans. He was a
,Private First Class in the U.S.
'Army National Guard, 269th
Engineering Battalion in Live
Survivors include: his mother
Suzan Bain of Perry; two brothers,

Jeremy Bain and Dustin Bain,
both of Perry; his father, Donald
Bain of Dublin, Va.; his maternal
grandmother, Wanda Murphy
Willis of Perry; his great
grandmother, Lou Ella Shaw Ward
of Perry; and a special friend, Beth
Funeral services will be held
today (Feb. 23) at 11 a.m. in New
Home Baptist Church with burial
following in Woodlawn Cemetery
in Perry.
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home
which was in charge of

Jack Drawdy
Jack Drawdy, 80, died Feb. 21,
2005, at Doctors' Memorial
He was a native and lifelong
resident of Taylor County and a
member of Salem Missionary
Baptist Church. Mr. Drawdy also
held membership in the Gator
Club and the American Legion.
He retired from Procter &
Gamble, having worked at
He was preceded in death by his
parents, George Washington
Drawdy and Nancy Ida (Russell)
Drawdy; a son, James Earl
(Stoney) Drawdy; a brother,
Homer Drawdy; and a
granddaughter, Emily Hill.
. He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Ollie (Cannon) Drawdy of
Salem. Other survivors include:

NAACP meets Sunday

Continued from page A-7
daughter of Roderick H.
Williams. The paternal and
material grandparents are Mrs'
SJannita Callaway and Mrs. Jesse
SAlexander. Little Taylor is well
received by her many friends,
aunts and cousins.
. A N.A.A.C.P. meeting will
be held Sunday, Feb. 27, at 3:30
p.m. at New Brooklyn M.B.
Church For information, contact
Charles August and Walter
Bishop. Your attendarce'will be
_EB,D. Williams and Mrs.
Willie Mae Donaldson visited
Mrs. Reletha Watson in Mayo
Health Care Tuesday and had
i-:inner with her and others.
-Tri-County Ministries is

presenting Prophet Richard
Knight Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7
p.m. at The Cook Shack located
at 2365 North U.S. 19 in Perry,
next to M.A. Rigoni, Inc. "If you
have been seeking God for
direction or just want to hear
what God has planned for your
life, we invite you to come and
hear what Gdd has to say to you
through His prophet."
The New Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, the Rev. Izell
Montgomery, will celebrate its
86th anniversary Sunday, Feb.
27, at 4 p.m. We are asking
every one to come help us enjoy
this special occasion. One of
First Bethlehem Association
moderators, the Rev. H.J.
Boone, will deliver the
message. Don't miss this
occasion. Dinner will be served.
Everyone is welcome.

a son, Charles Drawdy of Salem; a
daughter, Patricia Bradshaw; a
daughter-in-law, Jean Drawdy; five
brothers, Tom (Bud) Drawdy of
Tallahassee, Ben Drawdy of
Steinhatchee, Bill Drawdy and
Mack Drawdy, both of Salem, and
Chan Drawdy of California; seven
grandchildren; and four great
Funeral services will be held
today (Feb. 23) at 11 a.m. at
Salem Missionary Baptist Church
with the Rev. Jay Black and the
Rev. James Howell officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodyard

Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home
which was in charge of

Alma Mae Clark
Mrs. Alma Mae Clark, 76,
died Feb. 17, 2005.
A native and lifelong resident
of Taylor County, she was the
daughter of the late Robert
Agusta and Creasie (Rowell)
Dykes. She worked as a
waitress for 44 years at the
Poinsetta Restaurant and Perry
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Olan Clark.
Survivors include: a daughter,
Linda Johnson of Perry; two
granddaughters; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Private' graveside services
were held Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2
p.m. at Pineview Memorial
Family members receive
friends Saturday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home,
which was in charge of the

Card of


We would like to thank
everyone for caring, for their
prayers and for their love during
our loss. That includes friends,
the staff of Doctors' Memorial
Hospital, Tallahassee Regional
Medical Center, and the doctors in
Perry and Tallahassee. We would
also like to thank the caring staff
at Burns Funeral Home. God be
with you always:
Catherine Borklund, wife of
Edward "Rudy" Borklund
and sons, Tim Perry and
David Borklund

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A t t f e a L o s n t e

Benjamin Edge
Benjamin "Eddie" Edge, 39, of
Perry, died Feb. 19, 2005.
A native of Punta Gorda, Mr.
Edge had lived in Perry most of
his life. He was a self-employed
Survivors include: his parents,
Ernestine and David Horner of
Perry; fiancee, Melinda Markey
of Perry; one son, Benjamin

Edgar Edge III of Chipley; two
step-sons, Jason Carl Markey
and Caleb Wayne Markey, both
of Perry; two daughters, Rhonda
Lea Edge of Chipley and
Mallorie Suzzanne Edge of
Perry; one step-daughter, Lisa
Marie Markey of Perry; and four
sisters, Melinda Buckhalter and
Suzie Folsom, both of Perry,
Melissa Jones of Bryant, Texas
and Regina Horner of Punta

Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home with
interment following at Pisgah
Family members received
friends Monday from 6 until 9
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home,
which was in charge of the

Tuttle makes

the 'short list'
Donna Tuttle's name has been
short-listed and brought to the
attention of the awards board of
the International Biographical
Centre. The research and advisory
board of the International
Biographical Centre of
Cambridge, England met in closed
session to discuss individuals who
were included in the 2000
Outstanding Intellectuals of the
21st Century to ensure that each
individual is recognized for his or
her level of excellence.
Tuttle has been singled out as
one of less than 200 individuals
who have been invited to accept
the award, which is based strictly
on merit.

And the winner is...
Danny Eakins was the winner of a new 22 Remington
automatic rifle given away recently by;Cribbs & Sons, Inc.
Eakins is shown with his new rifle, 'and Jimmy Persons
representing Cribbs.

Autism program slated

Janice Overstreet with the
Center for Autism and Related
Disabilities will present an
overview of autism Thursday,
March 17.
The program will be held from
3:30-5 p.m., in the school board

meeting room at the Alton H.
Wentworth Administrative

For more information, please
call Cheryl Brantley or Betsy
Stephens at 838-2536.

Donna Tuttle

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Amvets Post 20, ladies auxilliary
and Sons of AMVETS meet. 3rd
Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion, Steinhatchee
Post 291, fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group who meets
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays
at Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy.
98 West, across from the BP station at 8
AL-ANON, St. James Episcopal
Church (in library), Wednesdays 12 noon
to 1 p.m.; 584-2146. Thursday at 6:30
for beginners meeting with regular
meeting at 7 p.m.
The Way: Christ centered recovery
group, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy., 98 W., across
from; BP Station. Open to alcoholics,
addicts, family members and friends.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at First
Baptist Church.
Airport Advisory Commission. 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues.; 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Center Street.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 4th Tues., noon, 107 East
Green Street.
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
5:30 p.m.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
Mon., 7 p.m., main hanger at airport.
County Commission: first Mon. and
third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second
Mon., 7 p.m., Jerkins Center.
Perry. Masonic Lodge 123, meets
first and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs.,
6:30 p.m. Scout Hut.
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home-'Educators League,of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall. 584-8553 or 584-
Humane Society of Taylor County,
2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest Capital
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office,
1719 S. Jefferson.
Keaton Beach Business &
Community Association meets each
2nd Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. at the
Keaton Beach Hot Dog Stand..
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's MainStreet Cafe.
La Leche League International: 2nd.
Wed., 10:30 a.m.,.Taylor County Publi,:
Lady Elks: second Thurs., 8 p.m
Elks Lodge..
Main Street Perry: First Monday or
each month, Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce at noon.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fri. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds
Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oal
Hill Village onWoods Creek Road, 1i.
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays
8 p.m., ai 1i'6. W. Hwy. 98, at Serehit',
House (dirt road across from BP Station
These are open meetings to .those
interested in addiction. Call 223-0036.
NAACP: 2nd Sun., 6 p.m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
Optimist .Club: Thurs., noon at'
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: Palmetto Circle,
2nd Mon., 7 p.m.; Pine Tree Circle, third
Wed., 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.'
Perry Lodge #187: 1st, 3rd Wed., 7
p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM, first and
third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Woman's Club 2nd Wed:,
noon (Sept. May; subject to change).
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs., 7 p.m.
(club house on Courtney Road)
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Republican Party of Taylor County:
To keep abreast of Republican news, e-
mail Tommie Stanaland at
tstanaland@yahoo.com or call 584-8815.
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at B. J.'s
Downtown Cafe.
School Board: 1st and 3rd Tues., 7
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat., 10 a.m.
Social Security: representatives, 2nd
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, courthouse
Sons of Confederate Veterans
meets fourth Tuesday at VFW Post on
Center Street, 7 p.m. For location, call
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs.
10 a.mri., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
3rd Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Taylor County Task Force Against
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 4th
Wed., 12 noon at Joyce's Mainstreet
Taylor, County Democratic Party
meets the third Monday, 7 p.m. at the
Golden Corral. Call 584-9656 or 584-
Taylor Development Council: 2nd
Wed. 4 p.m., at Chamber.
Taylor *County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon.. 5 o.m. at Chamber,

Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, 2nd Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society:
3rd Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat., 10
a.m: Arena located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
2nd and 4th Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins.

(RCCI) program and its goals in
developing a working relationship
between NFCC and t'he
communities' in its area of
Dr. Mantzanas explained that
the RCCI program is funded and
supported by the Ford Foundation
with help from land grant
universities such as the University
of Florida and Florida A&M., and.
to. date, NFCC is the only
participating junior college in the
state. He mentioned that over two
dozen other colleges in rural
America have also adopted the

The speaker pointed out that the
concept behind the RCCI Program
is to involve NFCC and its many
resources in helping communities
in advancing their economic
development, educational access
and other heeds in the process of
civic involvement. He stated that
the operating premise of the
program is to develop teams made
up 'of the college president,
administrators as well as faculty
and students and combine these
representatives of the college
community with local business
persons, government

Hip replacements

First-time surgery

performed at DMH

Meet the governor
Newly elected chairman of the Republican Party of Taylor County Tommie Stanaland (left),
and his wife Mary Jo, had the opportunity to meet Florida Governor Jeb Bush recently, while
:attending a Republican'caucuS in Qrlando6. ,; .. '": '""- ,. '; "' '. ."

Mantzanas explains

RCCI program impacts community

Kiwanis publicist
Dr. Phillip Mantzanas, a
,rajdujia of Taylor County High
School, was guest speaker at the
Feb 16 meeting of the Perry
Kj'.'.ni- Club.
SThe speaker, who received his
M.A. and Ph.D. from Florida State
University, now serves as an
instructor at North Florida Junior
College and is also presently
coordinator of grants and contracts
for the institution. His talk
concerned the college's Rural
Community College Initiative

-T A

hnlllip Manizanas

Able is the word that comes to
mind when you meet John T. "JT"
Davis. He is a, motivated,
involved, educated'and personable
19-year-old North Florida
Community College student who
has a learning disability in
reading, but has managed to turn it
into a positive rather than a
Davis, a seventh generation
resident of Perry, is'an advocate
for educating the public and
improving education for students
with disabilities. He has
developed coping mechanisms so
that his reading disability is less
of a barrier to his education and
has gained confidence through his
advocacy efforts.
By speaking out about his
experiences in high school, his
transition to. college and
employment training for students
from special education, Davis feels
that he can help bring about
positive change and more
opportunities for those with
disabilities. He hopes to see more
programs designed for students and
closer screening of certified
"I've learned to speak from my
heart and mind and not from
writing things down," said Davis.
"The'truth is what will help."
He spoke at more than 12 major
events in 2004 including an
appearance at the 2004 National
Disability Mentoring Day where
he met Governor Jeb. Bush and a
Partners in Transition meeting in
St. Petersburg, January 2005,
where he was one of seven chosen
from the state to participate.
Shoving his fear of public
speaking and reading disability
aside, Davis has become an
advocate across the state and in his
own community. Locally he
meets monthly with Transition
Council of Taylor County Project
CONNECT to promote.learning
disability programs, assists with
the Taylor High School High
Tech program, volunteers twice a

TCHS honor students

named for semester

The semester honor roll
students from Taylor County High
School has been announced and
they are as follows:.
3.0 Honor Roll
9th Grade
Tiffany Allbritton, Eston
Amari,.Teddrick Bailey, Kendale
Brown, Robert Carlton, Natalie
Clark, Brooke Davis, Robert
Freeman, Amanda Gipson,
William Hall, Lauren Hardin,
Andrew Hare, Marla Hathcock,
Jonathan Johnson, Sara Jones,
Joshua Leverette, Chelsea
Mathers, Shawn McGuire,
Jennifer Melson, Justin Mrotz,
Jaren Murphy, Crystal Parker,
Gwendolyn Perez, Ashley Rucker,
Jeremy Schell, Bradley Straka,
Krystal Timmons, Joseph Vann,
Brittany Webb and Patrick Whift.

10th Grade
Justin Archer, Chelsea Bennett,
Jessica Brock, Daniel Brown,.
Crystal Buggs, Elizabeth Davis,
Patricia Davis, Renee Durham,
Brandon Fiegro, Tiffany Flowers,
Jason Franklin, Michael Franklin,
Lyndsey Gray, Randy Hays, Cera
Horner, Latoya Houston, Michael
James, Camden Lynn, Keandra
McNeal, Athenia McNealy, Kirsty
Metcalf, Nickolas Miller, James
Mock, Crystal Moody, Jennifer
Nyman, Joseph Proenza, Blake
Ratliff, Shamanda Ridgeway,
Jennifer Robinson, Ashley Scott,
Jennifer Tedder, Thao Tran,
Enrique Villagomez, Emmala
Walker, Russell Walker, Kayla
Williams, Heather Wilson, James
Wright and William Wright.

11th Grade
Laura Addison, Caitlin

Anderson, Daphne Anderson,
Natasha Anderson, Kyle Brantley,
Whitney Buckhalter, Joey
Crowell, Ricky Dice, Tambrika
Flowers, Jessee Freed, Joseph
Gnapp, Fallon Gray, Kendra Hart,
John Hayes, Douglas Hubbard,
Shannon Legge, Samantha Lundy,
Shannon McGuire, Joshua Neitch,
Kri Omamalin, Jackelyn Pigford,
Kristin Quicke, Colin Revels,
Kendra Sadler, Sundra Singleton,
Russell Smith and Amanda Stiles.
12th Grade
Jonathan Barwick, P4ul
Binkley, Alan Borklund, Britney
Burroughs, Megan Clark, Carlton
Denton, Kasie Freeman, Monique
Hawkins, Kia Hill, Stefane
Holton, Cynthia Hunt, Robert
Hunter, Richard Johnson, Kayce
Kirk, Uyen Lam, Bradley Markey,
Samantha Murray, Michael
Quiett, Cordero Ruffin, Brittany
Sadler, Melissa Sheffield, Billy
Smith, Amber Stephens, Bria
Thomas, Cody Walker, Jerry
Walker, Erika Williams, Jodie
Williams, Maria Williams and
Jessica Wright.

3.5 Honor Roll
9th Grade
Taylor Brooks, Georgia Brown,
Sean Crowley, Thomas Dykes,
Dustin Elliott, Gregory Flowers,
Walter Hammers, Courtney Hatch,
Jenna Helm, Kelsey Johnson,
Johnny Lovett, Joshua McCall,
Blake Moore, Jessica Morgan,
Tiffany Ragans, Angela Roberts,
Kendra Sheppard, Chelsea
Sparrow, Matthew Wiles and
Heather Williams.

representatives, public schools and
community-based organizations.
/He stressed that these teams will
be most effective :ii. bringing
about. reform. and change, thus
promoting new opportunities in
the affected communities. ,.
Dr. Mantzanas emphasized that
he will be working with the
counties in the geographical area
served by NFCC and two,
Madison and Suwannee, are.being
chosen to begin the RCCI
Program, that is, in building the
core teams as described above and
initiating a Vision-to-Action
community change process in
these communities. He added that
success with this plan will be the
key to proceeding with similar
programs in the remaining five
counties, including Taylor.

Two Taylor County residents
are on the road to recovery after
the fiist-ever total hip replacement
surgeries performed at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital (DMH)
Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Members of the DMH Surgical
Team, Outpatient Surgery Unit
and other staff combined with
Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic
(TOC) Orthopedist Dr. Robert
Thornberry to perform the surgical
hip replacement (arthoplasty), a
procedure in which the diseased
parts of the hip joint are removed,
and replaced with new, artificial
These artificial parts or
prosthesis help patients
accomplish the main goals of hip
replacement surgery, which is to
improve mobility by relieving
pain and improve function of the
hip joint.
Some of the newer techniques
and specialized instruments
used'in small-incision total hip
surgery allow for a more rapid
recovery and less blood loss,
resulting in happier patients and
staff, Thornberry stated.
"With the help -of the local
physicians in Perry providing
medical support and the DMH
surgical team, which did a great
job, this type of procedure can be
performed safely and effectively at
DMH," Thornberry added.
"Everything went according to
plan and both patients are doing
as well as can be expected being -
just one day out of surgery,"
DMH Physical Therapy Director
Mike Lynn said last Thursday.
"Theyare both on post-operative
total hip arthoplasty rehabilitation
protocol and seem to be doing
very well.
"Our nurses and staff were
amazed at how simple ii is nc',.
Total hip replacement surgery is
more simple now than it used to

be," Risk Manager Ann Gray said.
"The patients don't have to be
immobilized or log-rolled. There
is minimal blood loss and a very
minor incision."

The most common reason that
people have hip replacement
surgery is the wearing down of the
hip joint that results from
osteoarthritis. Other conditions,
such as rheumatoid arthritis (a
chronic inflammatory disease that
causes joint pain, stiffness, and
swelling), avascular necrosis (loss
of bone caused by insufficient
blood supply), injury and bone
tumors also may lead to
breakdown of the hip joint and the
need for hip replacement surgery.
Before suggesting hip
replacement surgery, physicians
suggest the patient try walking
aids such as a cane, or non-
surgical therapies such as
medication ard physical therapy.
However, these therapies are not
always effective in relieving pain
and improving the function of the
hip joint.
Hip replacement may be an
option if persistent pain and
disability interfere with daily
activities. '"In the past, hip
replacement surgery was an option
primarily for people over 60 years
of age. Typically, older people are
less active and put less strain on
the artificial hip than do younger,
more active people.
"In recent years, however,
doctors have found that hip
replacement surgery can be very
successful in younger people as
well. New technology has
improved the artificial parts,
allowing them to withstand more
stress and strain. A more
important factor than age in
determining the success of hip
replacement is the overall health
and activity level of the patient."

week at an adult literacy class in
Shady' Grove, is a member of
Taylor. County's Historical
Society, is historian for the Sons
of the Confederate Veterans in
Perry and is a member of the
NFCC Sentinel Singers student
choir. Davis is also employed by
Dollar General.

During his 11th grade year in
high school, Davis was among 50
students chosen to participate in
Able Trust's annual statewide
Youth Leadership Forum in
Tallahassee.- Due to his apparent
leadership skills, Able Trust
promoted Davis to staff member
for the leadership forum after one
year, an honor that usually takes
two to four years to accomplish.
This program helped Davis refine
his advocacy skills and opened the
door to an invitation from the

governor's office for Davis to
participate in National Disability
Mentoring Day.

In 2004 he graduated cum laude
and ranked academically in the top
7 percent of his class from Taylor
County High School. Davis is
now seeking his Associate in Arts
degree from NFCC and plans to
continue his education at Florida
State University.
Much of his success he credits
to his family and his senior year
high school teachers who.
encouraged and supported him. But
overall he knows that he has done
the most in making the best of his
disability and has fallen
comfortably into the role of an
advocate for others.
"I know that if I want
something, I have to do it
myself," said Davis.


J.T. Davis, far right, participates in the 2004 Able Trust
Youth Leadership Forum in Tallahassee. The program opened
the door to an invitation from the office of Governor Jeb
Bush for Davis to participate in National Di.sability
Mentoring Day.
Mentoring Day.

'Motivated, involved and personable'

Davis proves he's able'

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B-2 The Taco Times February 23,2005

Do donations duplicate

Foster Parent funding?

Dear Editor:
This letter is in response to the
article "Foster kids/need help" in
your Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005,
edition of Taco Times. This letter
is not denying that foster children
need help; I would just like to
bring to light a few issues that
were not mentioned in the article.
Foster parents receive a monthly
:check for the care of the children.
The children receive free medical
and dental care from the state
(Medicaid), mental health
counseling, a! yearly clothing
allowance, as well as access to
funds for items such as class rings
aid band instruments. Businesses
donate school supplies and I've
seen boxes, at local stores
requesting donations of school
supplies from the public.
If the foster parent works
Another job, the state pays for
daycare. Foster parents are
compensated for mileage taking
children to medical appointments
out of town.'Foster kids are also
entitled to receive services
provided by the Guardian Ad
Litem program, which is made up
of paid personnel and volunteers
working g on their behalf. The
Guardian Ad Litem program also
provides foster children with gifts
The article that I am referring to
stated that the Foster Parent's
Association was always searching
foT donations of clothing, diapers,
food. high chairs, etc. That is
exactly what the state is paing
foster parents for--in addition to
providing a loving, safe home for
our neglected children. I also saw
representatives from Perry on the
11 p.m. nightly news on television
requesting donations. I am not a
faster parent but I have very dear
fiends that are. They do not go
,round soliciting donations for the
faster children in their care: they
'o\ide excellently on what the
state pays them. You could not
istinguish the foster children
from their biological children. I
~fink the article was misleading. I
amirnot at all against these children
rteiving the above services from
istatei they need and deserve: I
Su- against the solicitation of
~nated items that they already
-ieiving funds for.
..The article, in my opinion, was
misleading. I have researched this
object and know that donations
~llfhough they are nice) are not as
desperatelyy needed as indicated.
According to the footage on
itievision, there was an abundance
.f diapers, clothing and other
'-i:ems stockpiled at their
.'adquarters. It just isn't right to
*ek donations for what you are
ready receiving benefits for. The
Sate provides well for these
Children. I have looked into
becoming a foster parent myself in
the near future. The community
tould be aware there is 'a great
ieed for foster parents and the
Si~te of Florida does take care of
be children if the money is spent

as it is supposed to be.
Foster parents are to be
commended for opening their
homes to neglected/abused
children; I have seen firsthand
what a difference these people
make in the lives of children. IT
simply wish to make this point--
the majority of the world are
working poor that do not abuse
their children, have no insurance
and do not receive any assistance
from the state, nor donations of
clothing/diapers/high chairs.

These people are the yery ones
that' need help and do not go
around asking for it. especially
when you have an abundance of
the items requested already stored
at your office.
Foster parents are a blessing. It
really takes someone special to
take on someone's else's mess they
have created and stick in there day
and.night to help the children heal.
Colleene Saunders

Why was player cut?

Dear Editor:
Sorry son. you're cut from the
team. You have won a batting
title while you were on J.V.
You lead the team in stolen
bases and had the second
.highest batting average on the
team. However, I'm cutting you.
Sounds fishy to me. but this is
what happened to a young man
at our high school baseball
tryouts. The excuse that was
given to his parents was "he did
not attend" the "pre-practice
practice." This was a non-
sanitioned practice held by the
players and an outside party.
This young man has a job and
was working on the Tuesday and
Thursday practice.
If this was not a sanctioned
practice, sanctioned by the
school and FHSSA, how can
the coach "cut" players for not
attending as he stated to'this
young man?
When other parents and
Booster Club members heard he

was cut (and others), they called
his parents to ask why. They
also said they could not believe
he was cut because they
attended the "tryouts" and he did
a superb job. One other player
(who hit three out-of-the-park
home runs) was also cut. The
other players on the team said
they did not attend the "pre-
practice" and were not "cut." How
is this so when it was used to
"cut" other players?
Mr. Howard, it seems to me
something fishy is going on.
What about you? Cutting players
for poor performance, ability or
the lack thereof seems to be
reasons for kicking them off the
team--not missing a non-
sanctioned practice, especially
when others missed it and are
still on the team. Is this
favoritism, politics, buddy
system or retribution? Just a
concerned, tax-paying parent.
Danny Faircloth

Graduation on Saturday?

Dear Editor:
Graduation '05 on Sunday
morning? Please read on...
No, not on Sunday morning but
on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
which is the daythat my family
and I attend church from 9:30 a.m.
- 12 noon. When my niece, Megan
Clark. who will be graduating this
year, came home and told me
about the change regarding the
day of graduation, she was
bothered. She was disturbed
because this is the day she helps
as an assistant leader with Sabbath
School and Children's Church.
Also, it is a real concern of mine
because I am the children's'church
director and this is the day that I
look forward to each week to
come apart from work and other
activities that go on in our
community to draw close to God
and worship our Almighty Creator
and give him the glory and honor
that so many times we fail to give.
Megan is looking forward to
walking down the aisle to receive
her diploma as it means a lot to
My husband, Paul Turner, has

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contacted superintendent Mr.
Howard who said "that he would
work the issue." He has spoken
with several of the school board
members and the Taylor County
High School principal, Mr.
Thompson. He was told. "It
cannot be changed." Has it even
been finalized yet? We were told
that it has not been finalized.
To most of you who attend
church on Sunday, if graduation
was announced to be on Sunday at
10 a.m., what would you do or
say? I know most of you in the
community, and you would be
calling the school board members
and school to have it changed, and
I'm sure that it would be changed
because most of you would rather
be attending church on Sunday
morning. I'm glad that you would
rather not miss your church
service to go to a graduation--
especially when it could be held
on another day or evening. In the
past it has been held on Friday
evening. My family and I have
attended when we had someone in
our family graduating. We left
services before sundown which
starts the beginning of the Sabbath
hours and ends Saturday at
All I am asking this community
is to put yourself in our shoes
about the day graduation is being
held on and work out a day or
evening that doesn't' interfere with
someone's day that they worship
on. I don't think that it should be
held on Saturday or Sunday.
If you would like to talk with
me more you can contact me at
584-3186 after 5 p.m.
Paul and Joyce Turner

Writer wonders:

quiet.too long?

Dear Editor:
I guess I've been quiet too long.
Back in May 2002 1 was an active
member of the Veterans Memorial
Park Committee and committed
to the development of the
Veterans Memorial Park on
Jefferson Street in Perry, but left
the committee in July 2003.
Since I am a veteran of 30 years
service to my country, I feel there
is nothing more fitting than to
have this'memorial park to honor
our veterans. However, after
seeing a $750,000 pricetag to
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Midweek Muddle

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Since I didn't go to medical school, I
can't state within a medical certainty what
kind of. fluid surrounds my brain, but I'm
guessing that--today--it resembles the
contents of a lava lamp.
My head is among my proudest
accomplishments: I haven't lost it, or
forgotten where I put it, all these many
years. I am, however, disenchanted with
its current quest to be a meteorologist.
My father always said my head was like
a barometer. I could predict the weather
better than any beetle you ever kept in a
matchbox. I don't understand
meteorology, of course, but I knqw when
a weather front is moving through--for it
moves through my head, long before it
reaches land.
"What's going on with the weather?" I
asked the husband with a sick, grey look
upon my face.
S"High pressure front is coming through,"
he said. "Do you feel it?"
We've been married long enough that he
doesn't trust me with mathematics
problems, but he knows I could sit on
someone's garage and convey)
meteorological changes...for a living. If I'm
wet, it's raining. If my hair's a mess, don't
go out in your boat. And if I have a sick,
grey look on my face, there's a weather
front coming through. Look for a dramatic
change in high or low pressure.
Although children don't give a lot of
thought to their heads, I remember when
headaches became a part of my reality.
There was a commerical which my father
and I embraced, since we shared
headaches in a genetic way.
This scruffy guy with a close'shaven
head said to the man with the microphone,
"It's like two goats butting me on either
side of my head, right at my temples.
They just won't stop." The man with the
headache would shake his head in disgust.
And we felt his pain. "Yeah," my father
would say from the couch. "He's right; it
is like that."
Then a woman would appear on the
screen, selling the same medication. "It's
as if someone drilled a hole in the top of
my head, filled it with concrete, and the
concrete set up." She lodkedup with
hurting, pitiful eyes. "I can hardly hold my
head up," she said.
Our mouths dropped. "It is like that," I
would say, and the two of us would
attempt to come up with equally colorful
explanations, but we, always failed
because our heads hurt too much.

his Old Head


SWe tried the medication and liked the
commercial better. The commercial.
however, had no curative powers, just the
comfort of friends in need.
"You could go to the doctor," tht
husband reminds, and I know it to be true.
.And, soon, if I can't put one foot in front
of the other, I will find my way to the
doctor, where people are much sicker than
I. I'm a little embarrassed to go and say
"I'm dizzy."
Consulting our family medical book is
the biggest mistake I made 15 years age
and haven't since repeated. It doesn't
matter what ailment you take to that
tremendous volume, the outcome is
always the same and you'd better start
making arrangements. Got a hangnail? It
could be fatal.
Besides, I've lived with this head for 'lc
these many years. I've even taken the
stuff doctors prescribe to lessen the
discomfort. It's fine for people who don't
have jobs, families, or anyplace to be for
72 hours. The rest of us, however, must
tough it out.
I am not alone, of course. In fact, I'm in
good company with This Old Head.
1 said to my friend recovering from a
three-week bout of bronchitis, "You need
to get outside in this sunshine today."
"I can't," she said. "The pollen is killing
,Another friend, by phone, was lamenting
her headache. "I went outside to gather
some camellias from my bush, and after a
few minutes, 1 thought I just might die. I
hurried back inside and slanmned the door
behind me."
Me? I've just been inhaling pollen, I
guess, for I'm drawn to the outdoors like a
moth to light. I've walked with the dog,
trimmed shrubs and planted camellias.
.And the lava light clicked on inside my
head, erupting with blobs in various
I'm perfectly okay as long as I stay
upright--but none of this leaning to the left,
or leaning to the right. I threw back my
head to gargle Sunday morning, and nearly
landed in the floor.
If you drop your napkin or your keys, I
can't help you.
Want help on a ladder? Don't call me.
While the world goes 'round and 'round,
This Old Head better stay on the ground
and wait for the barometric pressure to
Better it, than me.

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Letters to the Editor

'Time to move forward'

Dear Editor:
It was a cold afternoon on Feb.
23, 1905, when four Chicago
businessmen met for lunch at the
request of attorney Paul Harris.
S The meeting began as a simple
attempt by Mr. Harris to enjoy the
fellowship of other professionals
in his community. In the coming
i weeks, the men agreed to rotate
their meeting, place each week
between their offices. Mr. Harris,
could hardly imagine that this
gathering would give birth to the
oldest and largest civic
organization in the world, Rotary
Within weeks of their first
meeting, the men began to solicit
other men, each from a different
profession, to join their weekly
lunch meetings and soon they
began to discuss ways they could
benefit their local community.
Their first act of service was to
purchase a horse so one of the
local physicians could make his
rounds and visit patients in rural
areas. Soon, other "rotating" clubs
began springing up in other cities
and Rotary Clubs were born.
S Since that time, Rotary
International has established over
31,931 clubs in 166 countries
throughout world, and comprises
over 1.2 million members.
Less than 20 years after that
first meeting in Chicago, on May
11, 1923, the Perry Rotary club
was founded. Since our
establishment, our local Rotary
Club has embodied Rotary's motto
of "Service Above Self" by
dedicating countless hours ,and
financial contributions to our local

community and the world. Perry
Rotary Club has given more than
75 scholarships to local high
school seniors to assist them in
obtaining a college education.
We have been a steadfast
contributor to the local Boys and
Girls Club, United Way, March of
Dimes, Relay for Life, Taylor
Education Foundation, Rotary
Youth Camp for Disabled
Children, Rotary Youth
Leadership Awards, Student
Exchange Program, the Salvation
Army and numerous other
programs in Perry and Taylor
County. We fund these
commitments with the help of
Rotary International, but mostly
through the time, effort and
resources of our own local
You would think that people
would have to get paid to exert
this much time and effort in
projects, but in fact, it's the other
way around. Rotarians pay for this
privilege, and our dues are
commingled with other dues of
Rotarians throughout the world to
assist mankind in global needs.
Rotary made a pledge years ago to
eradicate polio, and ensure that no
child ever has to suffer from this
disease in the future. Thanks to
the help of the Perry Rotary Club
and other clubs just like ours,
polio is over 90% eradicated, with
most countries completely free of
the disease. Be assured, Rotary
will not rest until every child has
been vaccinated for polio and the
world never hears from it again.
It never ceases to amaze me
when we have speakers at our

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in need of assistance for a cause,
before the meeting is adjourned
one of our members will stand up
declare that "we have to help these
folks and I'll be happy to head up
the initiative." All of our members
are businessmen and women in
our community and they all have
families and responsibilities
outside of their professions. But
each and every one.has made the
commitment to try and help out
our local community-in any way
we can through our Perry Rotary

I'm sure you have seen us
ringing the bell for the Salvation
Army during Christmas, or I'm
sure one of us has accosted you at
some point to buy a raffle ticket
during one of our fundraisers (if
you haven't we'll be looking for
you at the next event), and you've
all seen us as pirates, baseball
players and in other ghastly
costumes as we tried to spark up
the interest in our local Relay for
Life. These are Rotarians, and
,- Please see page 5

Pensacola says thanks

Dear Editor:
I am writing to let you know
that you have some wonderful
people in your town. We live in
Pensacola on a bayou, and Ivan
hit us real hard. You had a crew
of people that came here to help
clean up debris. I got two names
of about five or six men: Wayne
Padgett and Eric (Train) Monk.
These men did an outstanding
job of doing their part in helping
us clean out debris so we could
put more out.
When you have to throw out
everything in your home, that
piles up pretty fast. These men
were excellent--the most

courteous and kind workers you
could ask for. All the people on
our street were grateful to have
them. We were all sorry when
they had to leave.
Please in some way write
something (even in your own
words) about how much we in
the Edgewater subdivision and
Warrington in Pensacola
appreciate, these men. We will
go out of our own way to stop
and say hello to them if we ever
get to Perry again. We have a
lot of rebuilding to do so it will
be a while. Again, thank you.

Tom and Nelda Balkom




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Dear Editor:
It is time for Taylor County to
move forward. The sports
complex has been a dream since
'1997 and now is the time for it to
become a reality. The'county is
ready to move forward. The call
has been made to accept the
For many years soccer has been
under the generosity of the Elks
and run by parents, but with

public support, soccer could go tf
the next level in Taylor County.
I feel along with others that the
sports complex could make a real
economic impact in Taylor
With the sports complex i$-
place, we could open up the-:
enrollment which has been held-
down the past few years due to the
limited size of playing fields and
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Auctions 3 times a week. Taylor County,
every Friday 6:30 p.m., 3 miles south of
Perry on Hwy. 19 next to Crews Marine.
Dixie County, every Tuesday and
Saturday 6 p.m., 3 miles south of Cross
City on Hwy. 19 at Old Drive In. We do
estate sales, bankruptcies, closeouts, big
or small. Now taking consignments. Third
General Auction Service, 352-356-0721..
AB#2424. AU#2548.

Somma soft-sided waterbed, has box
springs, liners, cylinders, and mattress
topper, need to sell, make me an offer.
Also: Imperial hair dryer with chair, $50.
Call 843-3517.
. 2/16-2125
Kellow Appliance Service In Home and
Shop Service. We carry a large selection
of new and used parts. We also sell
refurbished appliances. 1302 N. Jefferson
St. 584-7773.
Furniture for sale: Loveseat and matching
recliner, $200. Round oak dining table,
'seats 4, $75. Call 838-1300 and leave
message if we are not home.
Hydraulic facial chair, used, 850-584-4284.
- 2/18-2/25RT
SQueen size sofa bed, $75. 1/2 HP Myers
' water pump, $50. 10 Craftsman miter saw,
$40. Antique dresser, $75. Call 584-4879,
Sif no answer, leave message.

185 Millermatic mig welding machine,
welds up to 1/2 plate, less than 20 hours,
$1,050, Mariner outboard 45 HP, power trim
& tilt, extra motor for parts, runs great, SS
prop, $850. 1999 3/4 ton Chevy pickup,
long wheel base, $5,000. Lift boom for
tractor, $200. Ladder rack for truck, $250.
Call 584-8607 or 843-0127.


Land for sale, 221 N between Shiloh
,..Church Rd. arndCairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with '.sav3d roads. Owner financing
available.' Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-5891 (Badcock).

Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
S All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
Some Appliances

call for appt. 584-5454
S4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house for sale. All
Brick, 3 yrs. old. $250,000 obo. Call 838-
SLovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath house for sale
-by owner, Split plan, total living space
aprox. 1586 including finished garage.
? Energy efficient, central heat and air. Nice
Swooded area on both sides. On nice corner
Slot corivenien to'shopping, centers. Call '
S850-223-2198 or 850-843-1979, leave
message. Shown by appointment only.
-; '- Price in mid 80's.
: 2/4-3.2 ,' .
: Individual interested in purchasing land
:- and/or .houses from the smallest to the
.largest Cash for good deeds.
SConlidenlal 850-578-2280

Totally furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt,
$160 per week + dep., mature working
Couple preferred. Also:, 1 furnished
Sleeping room, $100 per week +. deposit.
Call 838-1524+77 pin or 843-1267, leave
S- message. ;-
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization at 800 West Ash Street, site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information.
For Basic to Market renters. ,, 2, or 3 BR
HC and Non HC accessible apartments.
HUD vouchers considered and rental
assistance may be available. Equal
Housing,Opportunity. Office hours are
S8:00-5:00 Mor-Thurs. Cal! 850-584-5668,
709 W Church Si, Perry, FL 32348. TDD
: 711. '

2 bedroom, 1 bath apt., in town, very nice.
$400/mo., 1 yr. lease. 1st, last & $200
security deposit required. References. No
smokers, no pets. 223-1578.
Southern Villasof Penvy
Looking For Applicants!
HUD vouchers accepted. 1. & 2 BR HC and
non-HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Modn-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711.31.5 Puckett
Rd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
11/3tfSV. '.

2/3 bedroom, 1 bath, shady nice front/back
yard, front and back porch with deck.
Conveniently-located in town. First/last,
security'& references required. $600. 843-
1815, leave message.
2/23-3/18 .' .-- : -..-
2 bedroom.mobile home, furnished. $350
per month, $200 security deposit. No
children, no pets. Call584-3689.
Rental 2 Ocean View Rd., St. Augustine,
Fl. 1 bedroom, ocean view, pool side;
Max occupancy 4. no pets or smoking.
$750 weekly Call Claudia 904-461-4260

'95 single-wide M/H 3 bed
furnished, W/D, on 1 18
buildings $30.000 850-584-

1997 Saturn SC2, silver, dependable 5
speed, 139,000 miles, good condition,
asking $2,300. Please call 584-6846.

2004.Chevy extended cab 4WD 2500
series, like new, .17,000 miles. Asking
payoff, $28,000 (paid $38,000). 578-2210.

2003 Yamaha V-Star Classic, 650cc, has
507 miles, $5,000 obo. 838-4962 or 838-

'1999 Chevy Malibu, 60,000 miles, PW,
PL. keyless entry. $5,500 obo. 838-1210.
.1995 Chevy Tahoe, clean, good condition.
*Call 584266t'"

SRiver Craft, 13 feet, 9.8 Johnson 4 stroke,
trolling motor, fish finder, and trailer.
S$1 900 223-1374
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^ ''Small goat herd lor sale. Nubian cross
room, 2 bath, young, strong Billy, 2 Nannies bred back
acres 3 out and 5 kids Healthy friendly herd. $500
-5132 1i850-584-9668.
'. 1

1995 ChevyE Lumina,' super clean,
dependable, excellent condition body '&
mechanically, A/C, P/B, P/S Must see to.
appreciate. Cleartitle Call 850-223-1180
or.850-843-1943. .
2/16-2/25 ,
1999 Chrysler LHS, loaded' with
everything, leather, heated: seats, .all
power. Excellent condition. 50,800 miles.
10 500 584-2230
1995 Cadilac Coupe Deville. White, low
miles, this is an excellent car. 584-6879
pin 4444.
1997 Toyota Avalon, 126k miles in
excellent condition. Power doors,
windows, cruise, tilt, seat. $5,500 obb.
2001 Kawasaki motorcycle Vulcan Drifter
800cc, 1,300 miles, saddle bags,
windshield, lots of chrome, new condition,
$5,900.850-578-2356. .
2/23-3/11. .,

Dachshund puppy, male, $50, Call 223-
.,2511,ask for Shelba.




LOST: "Nasa," Female longish-haired
'solid gray cat with a bushy tail. She is
'.small. but ntl a kitten. Last seenon 9/15,
,i you see her please call 584-5513 before
5 p m (ask for Mark) or 584-8807 after 5.
$100 reward


OP & LPTA Positions
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS (5627)
for Current Opportunities
PT PTA to assist with physical
therapy/physical rehabilitation and related
activities. Valid Florida PTA license
required. Prior experience preferred.
PT OT to assist for long-term care facility.
Valid Florida OT license required., Prior
experience preferred.
EOE; Drug,,Free Workplace., Criminal
background checks required. Apply in
person at ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 pim., Carter
Village Hall, 10680 CR 136, Dowling Park,
FL; fax resume to (386) 658-5160; or visit
Woodridge Aartment;
Immediate opening, for
maintenance/grounds person. Full time
w/berefits; basic plumbing, electrical, SR,
carpentry, & grounds equipment
maintenance necessary. Drug-free
workplace. Must have valid dr. license &
transportation. Some travel required. Apply
at rental office. 709 West Church St.,
Perry, FL. 850-584-5668. Equal
Opportunity Employer. TDD/TTY 711.
AVON 2005 Sign-on Special! Only $5.
Limited time. Earn $300 bonus. Call Terrie
at 843-1285 or 584-8463.
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
valid driver's license. If you're shovel shy,
don't apply! Call 584-8603 to apply.


Guarantee 40 hours with transportation
furnished. Knowledge of painting, wood working,
some electrical and plumbing.
All aspects of property maintenance. Must have
good driving record and references.
Compensation based upon experience.

401K Plan, Paid Vacation, Health Insurance &
Paid Sick Leave. We have a drug free work place
and equal opportunity employer. Apply in person.

Ware Oil & Supply Co., Inc.
2715 S. Byron Butler Parkway
Perry, Florida 32348

Mechanic needed in lime rock mine. Must
be experienced and dependable. Able to
work on various types of mobile and plant
equipment.. Pay based on experience. Full
benefit package. Drug screen, background
check and physical required. Apply in
person to Martin Marietta Materials, 23 mi.
W. of Perry, FL on Hwy. 98. Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Prestige -Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
Any New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery Set-Up...PERIOD!

| tt -. .RAND NEW~
Z ,- Choose from
'-- 2 or 3 Bedroom
..2 Bath
E eeds New Gov't. Standards

I OO (6Delivered
mo. & Set Up,)

No.Down Paymnentor Landowners!

60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper ,jn the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 352-493-2492

Children's Advocate Part Time. Work with
diverse population with understanding of
issues surrounding Domestic Violence
and needs of children. Bachelor's Degree
or two years exp. working with children.
Fax cover letter & resume to 850-413-
0395. Attn: Nancy. Refuge House is
committed to respecting and valuing
ATTENTION! Work from Home.
$500-$4,500/month Part-timeor Full-time
1-888-223-0829 www.income386.com
Amec/Kamtech is currently seeking
qualified millwrights for upcoming
shutdowns. Call 850-948-2999, 9 a.m. 7


Underground Utility Company seeking a
motivated laborer to complete an electrical
service crew. Travel in multi-county area
and returning to Perry nightly. Shovel work
is required. For information contact Ryan.
Ramos at 352-302-7947. DFWP/EEO
Do you have a caring heart for older
Americans?? If yes, we have the place for
youl Taylor County Senior, Services, Inc.
is looking for a qualified Executive
You should have a 4 year degree or 5
years experience in a related field. A
familiarity with grant writing would be a,
lus; a proven track record'in planning,
budgeting, implementation of program
services and financial responsibility is a
must along with maintaining positive
employee relations.
We need someone to share our core
values like integrity, respect,
responsibility, professionalism and
Preference will be given to local
candidates and "time is of the essence."
If interested, please mail resume to Taylor
Senior Services, Inc., c/o Bill Craft, 580
Hwy. 27 East, Perry, FL 32347.
23 People needed to lose 5-30 pounds this
month! All Natural, 100% Guaranteed,
1-888-458-4157* www.health386.com
The City of Monticello is accepting
applications for the position of Police
Patrol Officer. This position requires a
minimum of a high school diploma and
Florida Police Standards. The successful
candidate must live in Jefferson County or
be willing to relocate. The ideal candidate
will have demonstrated police skills, have
some advanced education and some
advanced police certification, such as
Radar or Breathalyzer. The successful
candidate must complete a Department
field training program within the first month.
The position requires a background check.
Salary and benefit information available
upon request. Submit application and
resume to: City of Monticello, 245 S.
Mulberry St., Monticello, FL 32344 by
March 7, 2005. EOE/Drug-Free Workplace.

Weekends Off

Bassett's Dairy


Marshall Health
& Rehabilitation Center


Hourly Home Health
Hospital Assignments
All Shifts!!
Call Bert or Emily for Details!!
(850) 422-1111
Adjunct instructors wanted. North Florida
Community College, Madison, FL.
English and Mathematics adjuncts require
master's degree with 18 graduate hours in
the appropriate subject .field.
Developmental English and mathematics
requires bachelor's degree'in math or
English. Hours/days are flexible (no night
courses); Courses conducted at
correctional institutions in Hamiltoni,
Jefferson; Lafayette, Madison, and Taylor
counties. Background check and
attendance of short orientation program by
Dept. of Corrections will be required.
Send resume and application, copies of
transcripts, with cover letter to HR Dept.,
NFCC, 1000 Turner Davis Drive Madison,
FL, 32340. Applications are available at
www.nfcc.edu. Questions? Call 850-973-
1614. EOE
Sea Hag Marina, a full-service marina
located in Steinhatchee, Florida, is
currently seeking to fill the following
position: .tuq
tore Clerk: Individual must be self
motivated, possess excellent verbal,
written and telephone skills. Must enjoy
working with people and be dependable as
well as punctual. Please apply in person
at 322 Riverside Drive. No phone calls
Badcock & More Set up and delivery.
Must be 21 yrs, old. License required.
Good driving record. No phone calls.
Apply in person, 1003 S. Jefferson St.
Florida Marine is currently seeking
someone for fiberglass repair and boal
building. Call 850-584-8105. ,:'
Tikki's Kid's Care is taking applications
for employment. Please call 584-2916.
Fiberglass workers needed for Cross City
airboat Freedomcraft: 352-498-0300.
Exp. Mason wanted. Work in Gainesville
area. Call 352-376-5314, M-F, 8-5 p.m.


If you are interested in
a great opportunity...

11-7 shift
Full-Time or Part-Time
PRN flex shift

or apply in person,

1656 S. Jefferson St..
Monticello, FL 32344


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Circle "T"
Specializing in all types of tractor work,
bushhogging, root raking, harrowing, dirt
hauling & leveling, debris removal, clean
up, and lawn care. Call for free estimate,
County Wide Household trash collection,
once a week, $20 a month. Call 584-8009
anytime, leave message.
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
Household garbage collection. Every
Saturday morning in the Johnson Stripling/
Morgan Whiddon/ Wilder Creek area. $25
a month. Call 223-3844.



584-CLEAN (2532)

Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
Exterior, Framing. 18 yr. experience. Free
est. Big or small. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer, leave
Paint Jobs, Body Work, Boat Fiberglass
Repair, Insurance Jobs. New, Used, After
Market Parts. 28 Years Experience.
Lic#2004-1657. James O'Neal. 850-578-
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.


Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: March 7
National Certification
-Financial Assistance
Job Placement
Associated Traning Services

B-5 The Taco Times February 23, 2005

The Handyman experts, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
Cross Ties Services. Lawn Care & Home
Repairs. You name it, we can probably do
it! 838-1524 pin #77 or 850-843-1267.

A-2-Z Farm Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and lawn services. Call 584-
6737, leave message.

IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to
Sections 163.3161 through 163-3215,
Florida Statutes, and Ordinance No. 110,
as amended, comments, objections,
and recommendations regarding the
following described proposed
amendment to the Official Zoning Atlas
of the City of Perry Land Development
Regulations, hereinafter referred to as
the City's Land Development
Regulations, will be heard by the
Planning and Zoning Board of the City of
Perry, Florida, serving also as the Local
Planning Agency of the City of Perry,
Florida, at a public hearing on Monday,
.March 7, 2004, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard,
in the City Council Meeting Room In the
City of Perry City Hall at 224 South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida.
Z-05-001, an application- by Ned P.
Brafford and John H. Parker, Jr. to
change the zoning classification from
Residential, Single Family/Mobile Home
(RSF/MH-2) to Commercial
Neighborhood (CN) on the property
described below:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Part of old railroad
right-of-way) Commence at the NE
corner of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, run N
17D 49M 48S E 532.12 ft.; thence N 19D
26M 42S E 134.48 ft. N 87D 33M 43S E
540.07 ft to right-of-way of Old Dixie
Highway for Point of Beginning; thence S
87D 33M 43S W 152.04 ft. To W right-of-
way old railroad right-of-way; thence N
31D 39M 35S W along right-of-way 592.24
ft. M/L to S right-of-way Church Street;
thence N 51D 01M-54S E 108.63 ft. S 87D
52M 20S E 26.94 ft. To E right-of-way line;
thence S 33D 58M 58S E to Point of
Beginning. (Together with easements in
O.R. 501-78).
Also, Commence at the NE corner of
NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, run W 224.52 ft.;
thence S. at a 90D angle 516.78 ft. For
Point of Beginning; thence S 170 ft. E
388.03 ft. To W right-of-way of railroad;
thence N 31D 39M 35S W along right-of-
way 199.72 ft.; thence W 283.20 ft. to
F.:,;-ii .:,f F'.dinnin.._ _.i.3^_-i'h ;lb
ADDRESS: Lot adjacent to 1421 Old Dixie
Highway, and lot located North of 1421
Old Dixie'Highway,
; Perry, Florida.- .
This public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised that
the dates, times and places of any
Continuation of the public hearing shall
be announced during the public
hearing and that no further notices
regarding this matter will be published,
unless said, continuation exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear to be '
heard with respect to the proposed
amendment to the Official Zoning Atlas
of the City's Land Development
A copy of the proposed amendment is
available for public inspection at the.
Office of the Director of Development,
located at the Perry City Hall, 224 South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida, during
regular business hours. *
All persons are advised that If they
decide to appeal any decision made
at the above-referenced public
hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
Testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is toabe based.
William M. LaValle, Director of

Request for Proposal for the Provision of
Welfare Transition, Workforce
Investment. Act, .Food Stamp
Employment and Training and Wagner
Peyser Service :
North Florida Workforce Development
Board, Inc. (NFWDB) is seeking qualified
service providers, to prov ide a wi
range of services and activities to.
i include regional economic
development initiatives that serve
Welfare Transition (WT), Workforce
Investment Act (WIA), Food Stamp.
..Employment and Training (FSET) and
Wagner Peyser (WP) customers with
multiple barriers emphasizing job
placement and retention, academic
and technical skills and preventative
methods of welfare dependency
covered in 'State and Federal
regulations under WT, WIA, FSET and WP
programs. The RFP is the first step in the
selection process and designed to
, provide information necessary to meet
the criteria set by the NFWDB.
-Bidders must be able to provide
services in existing Employment
Connections One-Stop locations to
eligible residents of Hamilton, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and
Taylor counties. At the.time of this
Solicitation, the NFWDB estimates that
$1.5 million Is available for the pro'isloni.
of the services solicited with this RFP foar
2005-2006. This dollar amount is given as

a planting.figure only and does not
commit .the NFWDB to contacting for
that amount.
The NFWDB welcomes and encourages
bidders to submit services designs that
are Innovation and/or nontraditional in
their approach. NFWDB encourages
participation oa jmoal 3Buine's Enrreprl:ie
(SBE), Minority bu:ine.s Enreprig, s i ,(BE
Women's Business Enterprises (WBE),
Community-Based Organizations (CBO),
and ldibor surplus area firms.
Governmental/ non-governmental
agencies and .private entities are
eligible to receive grant funds under this
For a copy of the RFP contact: Paul
Wiggins, Contracts/Quality Assurance,.
North Florida -Workforce Development

Board, Inc., 400 West Base Street, 2nd
Floor, Madison, FL 32341, (850) 973-2672
(phone)/ (850) 973-6497 (fax) or go on
to www.nfwdb.org -> News and Events
-> News Section.
RFP Issue Date: Friday, February 11, 2005
MANDATORY Bidders' Conference:
Friday, February 25, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
Proposals Due: Tuesday, March 29,.2005
Action Regarding Funding: April 19, 2005
P-rba ,of Performance: July 1, 2005 -
Juaj 30 2006
2' 2,', 2/23

Notice Is hereby given to Donlen Trust or
: io,T,i irEu Labordtories. Unless
o.3,,rrni ,: made on 2002 Pontiac
:-r,.3 P.. VIN: 1G2WK52J42F265872.
'.er.,:i will be' auctioned on the 11th
ao', *:* March, 2005 @ 10 a.m. at
Thomas .Chevrolet.
-';:: .
CASE NO. 04-814-CA
HO!E Mlir.loii0 ri:,IrJ
F i, itll t
unknownn parties claiming by, -through,
:under'6r against the herein named
Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
pane cl rra;:.o j irre: devisees, grantees,
a'.slgree;. iileror: creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1
ah'/br TENANT #2, the parties Intended
t6. acCount for the person or persons in
De iendon
.riI E OF* oLE
notice i: ereL., given that, pursuant to
ihe Frai Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Feoruarii 1. 2005 in this cause, I will-sell
ir, proven siuaied in TAYLOR County,
FIiftda described as:
,.k!a i:5 El Dorado St., Perry, FL 32348 at
'uJi"c .ole, to the highest and best
?idel Ior cash, West Side of the Taylor
:orunly Courthouse 108 North Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock
a.m., on March .22, 2005.
Dated at Perry, Florida this 17th day of
February, 2005.
4nr.ne Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
l.y .lani LaValle
irep u'r, lk :rlno l.a
Ifl gou are a peiso.r with a disability and
yod'need any accommodation in order
t,;participate in this proceeding you are
eritrlea at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
cntaioc: nnie Mae Murphy, Clerk of the
Coun or P 0. Box 620, Perry, FL 32348,
telephone (850) 838-3506 within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice. If you are hearing or voice
impaired called 1-800-955-8771.
2/23, 3/2

Ca:e lo 04-641-CA
Florida corporation.
j PEDrCi.10 CUMMINGS, an Individual"'
10 J, Redmon Cummings
1888' U S Hign jav 19South
Salem Florida 32351,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to.
foreclose a mortgage on the following.
.property in Taylor County, Florida:
hal pari of Northeast 1/4 of Northwest
S1/4 lying South of Spring Warrior Creek
le-s and excepting one acre tract
escrilbed as beginning at a point where
the East bank of Spring Warrior Creek
intersects the West boundary line of the
Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of
Section 31. township 6 South, Range 7
Tad.; and from said point running South
I 15' leer thence East 210 feet, thence
orinn i57. 4 feet. to the South bank of
Spring Warrior Creek, then run
Approximately North 62 degrees West
along, me bank of said creek 210 feet,
rnehce run aloproaimately South 17
agrees West along Ine East boundary
line ol saod creek one hundred feet to
the point of beginning; and also less and
,: except ao one acre tract described as
begin dt the Southeast corner of the
'I:.-in atr I /-1 of Northwest 1/4 of Section
I Icwnship 6 South, Range 7 East,
thence run West 255 feet, thence North
11.-feet to the South Bank of Spring,
Warrior Creek, thence. Northeasterly
along said -creek bank to the East
boundary line of said forty, thence South
along the East boundary line of said forty
230 feBt to the point of beginning being
i-ir section 31, Township 6 South, Range 7
SEast... ...
S.,urneotl 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; East'
172. ol the Southwest 1/4 of the
ndrfriwe.s 1/4less two and one half
ocies in ihe fjonnwe.t corner; North 1/2
-of the riortneasr 14 of the Southwest
1/4i South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the
SoUh-iwest 1/4 ana East 1/2 of the
S6o. 'wes i/4 of nme Southeast 1/4,
.Sec'ion 3i. rownsnlp 6 South, Range 7
.hs .been filed against you and you are
reaulrea to serve a copy of your written
^Gfen.es. f any r.:, it on RIcardo A. Roiga.
tlhe plaintiff s atorne.,'. whose address.is
41323 Ilonh Armenia Avenue, Suite 400,
Trirnpo. Florida 33607, on pr before
Maron 18ln 2005 and file the original
.lith the clerk of mis court either before

service on the Dlaintiff's attorney or
*Ilrn"ediarelv thereafter, otherwise a
defldult will oe entered against you for
the relief aemonaea in the complaint or
DATED on February 15 2005.
Annle Mae r.lurlpnv
As Clerk of me Coun
By Marti LaValle
As Pepurv Clerk
2/23 3/2

Classifieds work...
S. Give it a try!

onor roll announced

Continued from page B-1

10th Grade
Sabrina' Alexander, Josiah
Anderson, April Arnole, Zachary
Bradshaw, Jarrett Broughton,
Jennifer Cantrell, Gerald
Commander, Adam Cook, Casey
Cooper, Erica' Davis, Eric
Ebellink, Hannah French, Brooke
Granthum, Raul Guzman, Megan
Hotchkiss, Jarvis Howell, Gregory
Johnson, Stephen Kramer, Seth
Mardis, Bryttany Martin, Andrew
Mock, Charles Morgan, Cierra
Sparrow, Michael Tedder, Amanda
Thomas, Joshua Wallis and
Jessica Weatherly.

11th Grade
Shane Bailey, Benjamin Batten,
Zachary Bowden, Elizabeth
Brown, Patrice Brown, Heather
Cartright, Valshantaya Cook,
John Crowley, John Cruce, .Rosa
Davis, Jenna Dice, Sonya
Dowdell, Keri FarneJl, Leslie

Ferrer, C'Mone Gillyard, Sierra
Gray, Wallace Holmes, Thomas
Hooper, Ta'Sheika Jackson,
Thomas Joiner, Rebecca Kelly,
Jamie Kendall, Stormie Knight,
Whitney Lawson, Gerard Massey,
Erica McNeal, Edward Kane
Miguel, Jennifer Padgett,
Stephanie Punda, Cianna Reaves,
Rebecca Rowland, Amanda Rufo,
Jennifer Ryan, Chanda Warf,
Marsha Weekley, Sherrick
Williams and Ricky Wilson.

12th Grade
Kandra Bell, Kasey Cannon,
Michael Crews, Jessica Cruce,
Kasie Cruce, Quantasha Davis,
Brian Demps, Sherra Edwards,
Billy Ernst, Lauren Everett,
Brittany Ferguson, Veronica
Fillmore, Brant Freeman, Amber
Garrett, Derrick Harmon, Gabriel
Hawkins, Jessica Hawkins,
Stephen Herr, Edie Hotchkiss,
William Houck, Margaret Karns,
Lacey Lundy, Jessica Manning,
Kayleen Marshall, Shelly Mash,
Heather Massey, Tamisha Miller,

Letters to the Editor

Writer applauds people

who are 'honest, caring'

Dear Editor: arrangements for another auto
I am writing this letter to the shop to give him another
community of Perry to let them estimate. After driving my
know I feel blessed to live in father's car, we were told that there
Taylor County and to know that was just a minor problem with the
there are still some honest people car and he could fix it at a
living and working here. reasonable price that my father,
My 79-year-old father had who lives on Social Security,
mechanical problems with his car could afford to.pay.
so he took it to an automotive This episode made me think that
shop and got an estimate and there really are mechanics in the
explanation of what was wrong world that are very honest people.
with the car. The estimate was There is still someone out there in
very high as the mechanic stated Perry who is honest and cares
that there were multiple things enough about people not to rip
that needed to be fixed. When my them off. It really touches you to
father came home and explained to know Perry is still a down home
me the estimate and what it was town with caring, honest people.
Sfor, I fel" hhat nmy fattierlwas beirig Thafiks' or reading,
taken advantage of and made Betty Blaske

Rotary is 100 today

Continued from page B-3
they are there because they care
about our home and our children
and our families. Someone once
said, "There's no.limit to the good
a man can do if he doesn't care
who gets the credit." That is the,
way we pursue our community
projects at Rotary. This is one of
the only times you'll hear us toot
our own horn. Why?
It's our birthday! Wednesday,
Feb. 23, 2005, celebrates the
100th Year of Rotary International
and we are proud of this
accomplishment. We are proud to
establish clean drinking water
wells and irrigation systems in
Third World countries. We are
proud to give students the chance
to experience a school semester or
two in another country while
being hosted by a Rotary family.
And we're glad to host children
from other countries in return.
We're proud of our Centennial
Project we have undertaken that
will provide a cover and roof over
the bandstage at Forest Capital
Park. We're proud of the
opportunities we've given local

students to attend college when
many of them wouldn't have been
able to do so without our support.
We're proud of the dinners we
prepare and serve every year to
disabled children at our Rotary
Youth Camp. We're proud of
.Perry and Taylor County and the
people who live here.
We want to thank all of you
who have contributed in one way
or another to one of more of
Rotary's causes throughout the
years. You enable us to do the
things we do. If you are former
member and have fallen out over
time, come on home, you're still
family. If you've never visited us
at Rotary and want to know what
all the fuss is about, we meet
every Tuesday at noon a Joyce's
Downtown Cafe. You can come as
my guest.
You make a living out of what
you get, you make a life out of
what you give. We are proud to be
Rotarians, and I am proud and
honored to be the President of the
Perry Rotary Club.
Paul Harris, you had no idea.
Cline Moore,
Perry Rotary Club President

Citizens needs 'full disclosure'

Continued from page B-3
complete this park, when we
originally only needed $150,000,
I feel something is drastically
When we acquired the lot on
Jefferson Street, we were dealing
with Georgia Marble in Tate, Ga.,
and were quoted $26,800 for six
large monuments to represent the
wars, and approximately $20,000
for the wall.
Surely the flag poles, benches,
sidewalks, plumbing, electricity,
fountain, etc. can't cost $703,200.
If my math is correct, the last I
remember was that we had raised
about $65,000 in which most of
that was contributed to the blocks
that individuals had purchased;
then the city and county each gave
$200,000 which totals out to
$465, 000. Where are we going to
get the remaining $285,000?
I feel the citizens of Perry and
Taylor County are entitled to a
full disclosure of the cost of this

park, especially since we don't
have enough money to fund our
other recreational parks, etc., A
copy of this letter has been passed-
to my city council member.
Sincerely yours,
Bruce R. Foster

Soccer 'overlooked'
Continued from page B-3
no lights. With the complex that
is finally permitted and the designs
finalized, the complex could be
underway soon:
I am ready for .the county
commissioners to move forward.
I hope nothing or no one can
oppose this idea. Soccer has been
over-looked for a long time, but
with an increase in school
participation along with increasing
numbers in recreational soccer,
now is the time to move forward.
Soccer Mom,
Concerned Citizen,
Kay Parker

Tiffany Mitchell, Carol Morris,
Mallory Nettles, Demetris
Pigford, Adam Pridgeon, Krystle
Pridgeon, Christopher Ricketson,
Hollie Rowell, Samantha Sands,
Ciara Sparrow, Billy Spears,
Keith Stewart, Ragan Sweet,
Mandy Ttiten, Matthew Tuten,
Bryan Tyler, Ila Vann, Ricky
Wagner, Houston Whitifeld,
Anastasia Wiggins and Jessica

4.0 Honor Roll
9th Grade
William Bassett, Bonnie
Batson, Katie Cooper, Kellie
Cruce, Patrick Drawdy, Emily
Ensley, Byron Hayes, Logan
Houck, Curtis Murray, Megan
Perry, Amanda Portwood, Caleb,
Reaves, Katherine Smith, Kelli
Thomas, Kendall Thompson and
Rebecca Thompson.

10th Grade
Amy Brett, Thomas Gober,
Rachel Heartsfield, Dale Krejcar,

Timothy Machula, Jacob
Meacham, Ashley Soroka, Andrew
Turner, Laura VanBlaricum an.
Tedrick White.

11th Grade
Shalai Anderson, Jonathan-
Baker, Allison Bassett, William:
Bourland, Ashley Carroll, Rosa
Colon, Devyn Dubose, Kathryn
Jenkins, Shauna Kapperman,
Alexander Kramer, Sean Padgett,
Toney Powell, Jennifer Reams,
Courtney Speas, Jessica Stanton,
Krystle Towles, William
Wigglesworth and Natalie York.

1,2th Grade
Samuel Archer, Ashley Blue,
Janay Flowers, John Hart, Joey
Jarvis, Brittiany Newton, Chelsea
Parker, Emerald Perryman,
Katherine Powers, Rebecca
Reams, Christina Reaves, Patrick
Sheffield, Kevin Smith, Chastity
Taylor, Rebecca Wheeler,
Matthew York and Anton Zuyev.


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Rotary: ,'ACentury of Service"
The world's first se;rice club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, was fqrmed
on Feb. 23, 1905 by Paul P. Harris,an attorney who wished:to recapture in a professional
club the same friendly spirit he hadi.felt in the small towns of his.youth.. '
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The name 'Rotary" derived from the early practiceof rotating meetings among members'
offices. Rotary's popularity preadJ~roughout tle.United States in the decade that followed;
clubs were chartered frorriSan Franicsco'td New York. By 1921 ,.Rotary clubs had been
formed on six continents( and the organizati adoptethe eRotarV Internationala
year later. '-.: -; i.i "
The organization's dediation to this ideal is best expressed ifiits principal motto: "Service
Above Self." Rotary also later embraced a-code of ethics, called The 4-Way. Test, that
has been translated into. hundreds of languages .' :
An endowment fund, setup by Rotariansih i.1917' for do ing good in the'dworld," became
a not-for-profit corporation known as;The Rotary Foundation ii 1928.-
Today, contributions to The Rotary Foundation total more' thar$8Q million annually
and support a wide range of humanitarian grants aid.educationaL programs that enable
Rotarians to bring hope and promote- international. hderstandingthroughout the world.
In 1985, Rotary made.a historic commitment to immunize all 'f the world's children
against polio. Rotary is the largest private-sector contributor to the global polio eradication
campaign and have immunizedmore than one billion children worldwide .
Today 1.2 million Rotarians belong to some 31,000 Rotar6y clubs in 166 countries,.

Perry Rotary History
In early 1923, Live Oak businessman Sid Hinley visited with Luther Cox
and Joe Swanson in Perry.
During the visit, Hinley discussed a new club in Live Oak. Cox and
Swanson became interested and agreed that Perry needed such a club.
Together, the three men set out to organize the Perry Rotary Club and the
success of their venture can be told by today's growing and dynamic,
The Rotary Club of Perry, Florida was admitted to membership in Rotary
International on May 11, 1923. The sponsoring club was Live Oak, Florida
and the District 694 Governor at that time was Porter C. Pierpont. The formal
installation of the Club was held at the old Hampton Springs Hotel.
The charter application was signed by 16 members. T. Joseph Swanson
was the charter President and R. Linton Thompson was the Secretary. Other
officers included James C. O'Rourke as Vice-President and W. Fount Kelly
as Treasurer.
Those who signed the charter application in addition to those) names above

Clifford L. Cone
Luther Cox
J. Clement Ellis
Homer L. Hays
Charles M. Jones
Thomas N. Jones
C. Frank Jones
W. Fount Kelly
A. Clifford Kerby
Charles W. Mathinson
James C. O'Rourke
John H. Parker
William S. Rose
T. Joseph Swanson
R. Linton Thomas

Classification (occupation)
telephone company
medical doctor
hardwood milling
school administration
furiiitUre dealer
store manager
wholesale grocery
lumber mill
auto dealer
cypress mill
newspaper editor

Early members of the Perry Rotary Club are pictured above in this 1927
photograph taken following a luncheon meeting.

2005 Perry
Roger Brooks
John Ching
Shelton Davis**
Elouise Gardiner
Johnny Hankerson
Garrett Jackson
Lauren Lilliott
Scott Mixon
Robert Kellow'
Ken Olsen*
John H. Parker, Jr.
Aaron Portwood
Don Rock
Mike Smith
Steve Tullos

Rotary Club Membership
Jack Brown Diane Ching
Bishop Clark Robert S. Daniel"
John W. Dickert Richard Frith
Daryll Gunter Ken Hale
Randy Herndon* Andy Jackson*
Tom Jackson* Garett Knight
Rev. Dr. Linda Lowry Mike McKinney**
Cline Moore Grady Moore**
Dr. Miles Nelson Deidra Newman
Chris Olson Greg Parker**
Terri Parsons Victor Patel*
Pam Rigoni-Parker Alan Roberts
Dan Simmons* Bob E. Sites**
Leslie Swann Dawn Taylor
Fred Turner, Jr.. Mike Walby**

*Paul Harris Sustaining Member
** Paul Harris Fellow

Perry Rotary Projects

The Perry Rotary Club supports many local
agencies and individuals, as well as national and
worldwide. projects, Just a few of the efforts
undertaken and funded by Rotary include:

~ Relay for Life
~ TCHS Rotary Scholarships
~ Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Boys and Girls Club of Perry
United Way
Taylor Education Foundation
Polio Plus
~ March of Dimes
Rotary Camp for Disabled Children

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