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Taylor (. |\
Since I -,
March 2, 2005 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Out 44th Year, No. 9
Coalition to meet
The' Taylor County School
Readiness Coalition will meet
Thursday, March 3, at noon, in the
coalition office located in the Alton
Wentworth Complex, at 318 North
Blood drive slated
for March 9
The First United Methodist Church
of Perry will hold a blood drive
Wednesday, March 9, from 2 p.m. to
7 p.m. All donors will receive a
wristband which reads, "Save Lives.
If you have any questions
regarding medication, medical
history or donating blood, please call
(850) 877-7181 or go to
Donating blood will take about 45
minutes. Call Billie Wallis at 584-
3206 to sign-up.
Garage sale to
A garage sale for the St. James
Relay for Life team will be held
SSaturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. at 170 E. Center Street (behind
. All proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society.
sale is Saturday
AMVETS Post 20 and Sons of
AMVETS Squadron 20 will host a
community yard sale this Saturday,
March 5, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Spacpesiay be reserved for a $5
donatiO'l (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.
Get then before
they are gone...
Only one week remains in this
year's Girl Scout cookie drive. Local
Scouts will be selling cookies
Saturday, March 5, at local stores.
(Times and places to be announced
in Friday's Perry News-Herald.)
A Sales Tax Compliance
Workshop will be held at the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce on March 10, from 6 to 8
.p.m. For more information, please
contact the chamber at 584-5366.
The Perry/Taylor County Chamber
of Commerce will host a quarterly
breakfast at Golden Corral on March
10, beginning at 8 a.m. The
breakfast is sponsored by Comcast
Cable and is free to all chamber
Input sought for
Taylor County Emergency
Management, with assistance from
the State of Florida's Division of.
Emergency Management and FEMA,
is in the process of developing a
comprehensive Local Mitigation
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
heights are topics
at zoning meeting
The Taylor County Building could increase the height
and Planning Board will discuss restrictions on buildings in the
two issues Thursday that could Steinhatchee area.
lead to text changes in the The land-use amendment is
county's comprehensive plan. being initiated by the county
A public hearing is scheduled to commission in reaction to a
be held at 6 p.m. on an request late last year from
amendment that would prohibit opponents of a proposed military
the use of land for a military range put forward by Eglin Air
m;oo,;ii /~bn,;ni ranno in nTavylnr Force Base officials.
A bird's eye view of the newly renovated sanctuary at First Baptist Church captures
the Rev. Craig Kurimay and member Carol Sue Register going over the final details of the
project. The congregation, led by the Rev. Eddie Blalock, held its first Sunday service in
the remodeled auditorium Feb. 20.
First Baptist renovation
Sunbeams dressed in every A towering mantel facade year or
color of the rainbow dance frames the baptistry while an been g
across empty pews as praise extended stage accommodates Const
recordings soar to the rafters and an ever-growing praise band. Septem
fill the sanctuary..."This Is Your Wall-to-wall carpeting provides held c
House, Father, .a House of a bold and warm background for newly
PD.lnv.a. "ner nrew e fahionned in elpcantlv 207.1
..For the congregation of First
Baptist Church of Perry, the
words hold special meaning as
they celebrate the completion of
a six-month renovation project at
their North Center Street
Gold-accented fixtures flood
the spacious hall with light and
re-ignite the colors in the dozens
of. stained glass windows
gracing the main hall.
flow l., silluvlleu III ologulltIlC
"It all began beck-usel we
needed more light in the
building, which tended to be
dark because of the design of the
original fixtures," Sanctuary
Renovation Team Chair Scott
"Then we looked at replacing
the flooring and replacing the
pews. We also knew we wanted
to expand the stage. In the last
r so, our praise band has
getting larger and larger.
ruction began in
iber of last year and we
our first service in the
renovated sanctuary Feb.
the, interim, members
ed at the Taylor County
e School auditorium for
, Please see page 2
missl3IO/ UIIIUIIIg lU.lle, o ng II g dIl
County. The board will also set a
public hearing on a proposal that
Takes dean position
"* Please see page 6
Head coach resigns
.Taylor County High School
Head Football Coach and Athletic
Director Dennis Kizziah has
resigned that position to become
dean at the high school, effective
Kizziah, who came to Taylor
County as an assistant football
coach in 1997 and helped lead that
team to a state championship,
became head coach in 2001:
Since then his teams have
compiled a 16-24 record.
Kizziah said a search for his
replacement will begin soon with
hopes of securing a new coach in
time for spring footballpractice.
"I have coached all-conference,:
all-district and all-state players in
my tenure as 'a head football
coach. My greatest thrill is having
coached.all the doctors, lawyers,
stock brokers, truck drivers and so
on. My greatest reward is to know
these young men and women went
on to become solid citizens,"
The coach said after 26 years of
coaching, he feels it's time for a
change. He said he is excited
about taking on his new duties as
dean at Taylor County High
School. He said he will continue
to help coach varsity baseball at
A graduate of Brookwood High
School in Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
Kizziah played baseball at Chipola
Junior College, University of
Southern Illinois and Livingston
College (now the University of
Kizziah served as an assistant
coach with Wewahitchka High
School's football and baseball
teams from 1979-1981, before
moving to Port St. Joe.
At Port St. Joe, Kizziah worked
ps assistant football and baseball
, coach his first year before serving
as head baseball coach for two
In 1984, Kizziah transferred
-., Please see page 6
A man has been arrested and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon after he
allegedly pulled a shotgun on a
group of co-workers last week.-
According to a report filed'by
Taylor County Sheriff's Office
Dep. Lance Burford, officers were
called t:o Keaton Beach after
Randy Alexander Manson, 51, left
his job installing sewers, and
returned a few minutes later with a
shotgun, pointing it and yelling'
obscenities at a group of black
males whom ht-,had been working
"According tb Manson, the
group of men had been harassing
,= Please see page 2
Crowd gathers for
U.S. senator's visit
Before a standing-room-only
crowd, Democratic U.S. Senator
Bill Nelson held an hour-long
town hall meeting on the second
floor of the courthouse, Monday,
to hear and discuss issues of
importance to those in attendance.
When one audience member
brought up Social Security,
Nelson smiled and shook his head.
"Did you know that by the year
2042, Social Security will only be
able to pay 73-cents on the
dollar?" he asked. "The long and
short of the matter, is that we need
to do something about Social
Security, but we have to do what's
,"Back several years ago," he
added. "when Social Security was
in such bad shape,' Republican
President Ronald Reagan and
Democratic Speaker of the House
Tip O'Neal sat down together and
said they were going to get
together a bi-partisan commission
and come up with a plan. And
"What's proposed now, by
President Bush, does not address
the solvency issue of Social
Security. What's proposed is to
take the taxes we pay now, 12.4
percent, to go into a Social
Security trust fund. It would take
up to one-third of.that in money
from outside of Social Security to
create a private investment trust
"Benefits would be cut. We
would have to borrow over two
trillion dollars for it to work. The
". Please see page 2
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Continued from page 1
him for about three or four
weeks," said Burford. "Manson
stated that every time he was
alone on various job sites, a few of
them would say things to him that
he didn't completely understand.
"He said they stole his coat and
sweater and had been making
cracks about how they were going
to play with him.
Manson, who is white, "said
that after lunch Thursday, the
group of men caught him alone
and told him that they were going
to 'kick his ---.' He was going to
let it go, at first, but when he
started working again, he said he
back to 1856
Continued from page 1
Sunday services, exhorted by the
message "whatever it takes."'
The Tallahassee firm of
Clemons, Rutherford &
Associates served as architects
4 '0foi the $400,00-$500,000 project
while Little & Williams of Lake
City was awarded the
Joining Barton on the
renovation team were Sara
Grambling, Jim Herrington,
Marlin Smith, Guy Shaw, Carol
Sue Register and Virginia
"We are so pleased with how
it has turned out. It's great. The
.sound is much better, the
lighting is much better--you can
actually see!" Barton said.
1Virst Baptist was established
in' May 1856 with members
attending services in a log
structure built near the corner of
Woodlawn Cemetery and
.- Veterans Drive. The land where
the current church sits was given
the congregation by a Mr.
Sappington in 1880. Since that
time, there have been two
wooden structures and a brick
sanctuary built there. The brick
sanctuary, referred to as the old
auditorium, was constructed in
1926. The present-day sanctuary
was built in 1977.
:: 'We dedicate this
: temple to you, Lord.'
: Stained glass windows
,bear .silent testimony at o "
: First Baptist. The windows
Were installed when the
;church was built in 1977
#and have gained new life
Thanks to recent
noticed that he was being
surrounded by all of the men.
"He said he heard one male say
something about his daughter and
granddaughter, and since they all
know where he lives, all he could
think of was the men hurting his
family, because they are all he
"He also said his family could
not protect themselves and that's
why he did not know what else to
do. He said that he had to scare
them away from his family,"
Witnesses said that Manson got
into a company truck, and drove
to a relative's house, where he
went in and retrieved a shotgun.
TCSO Sgt. Charles Campbell
told Burford that when he
interviewed the group of men in
question, "they started laughing
and talking about how they made
Manson leave over something that
stupid. Campbell said that when
they went back to work about ten
minutes after Manson left, he
returned with a gun, so they ran
like hell. "Campbell said that
Manson pointed the gun at one of
the men and pulled the trigger and
he heard it click. The worker said
he heard the gun misfire," Burford
Other men on the job site were
able to take the gun from Manson
after the incident, and took him to
a different location, where officers
later found and arrested him.
The owner of the gun said that
"Manson did not have his
permission to go into his house
and take the gun, but he did not
want to press charges."
Officers are still searching for
the alleged spent shotgun shell,
which would show signs of the
Continued from page 1
total national deficit now is a little
over five trillion.
"I am not going to vote for this,"'
Nelson also touched on several
otler is sucs, but' was firm when
asked about the proposed
"I support this community and
the opinion of the people, and am
opposed to the missile range," he
said. "There is no need for it."
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Excellent Pay, Benefits, Insurance, 401K
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Times March 2, 2005
RoseHeads 'do lunch' in Tall;
On Saturday, Feb. 19, nine
members of Perry's chapter of the
Red Hat Society, the RoseHeads,
gathered for lunch at Another
Broken Egg Cafe in Tallahassee.
Specializing in egg dishes, the
cafe also offered many salads and
sandwiches as well as a view of
Hostesses Debi Limoges and
Phyllis Knoblock welcomed
everyone with chocolate candies
on red hearts bearing numbers for
door prizes. The prizes were
provided by (Queen Mother) Hattie
Adams, Jeanne Hilgendorf, Connie
Foreman and the hostesses. They
included Red Hat stamps, a Red
Hat eyeglass case, candles,
greenery and roses.
Pink Hatter Limoges reversed
her colors in celebration of her
birthday, but other members were'
in their usual, purple outfits witli
red hats. Patricia Lindsey offered
"Even though our group was
small this month, we had a big
time;." said Adams.
"Next month's events will be on
Saturday, March 26." Members
are reminded to look for details in
the March invitation.
Elijah Terrin Mott, Amanda Marie Vaughn
will unite Vaughn, Mott
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Vaughn announce the forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Amanda Marie, to Elijah Terrin Mott on Saturday, March
12. at p.m. at the Vaughn House, 1131 Vaughn Lane, Steinhatchee.
A reception w ill follow, the ceremony.
-ll friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Emyleigh Nicole Kirk
John and Kim IDorman) Kirk of Perry announce the birth of their
daughter. Emylvigh Nicole, on Jan. 25. 2005, at 4:50 p.m. in Tallahassee
Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18
:and three-fourths inches long., -. ;.
Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Cynthia Dorman of Perry.
Maternal great grandparents are the late Bennie and Marjorie Dorman and
the late Hugh and Mlamie Davis of Perry.
Pateral grandparents are Mark and Gayle Kirk of Perry. Paternal great
grandparents are Wesley and Janie Mangum of Hillsboro, N.C., Jean Kirk
and the late Arnold Kirk of Bonifay.
She is welcomed d home by a brother. Treyton. who is 3.
Cristian Gonzalez will.
celebrate his first birthday
on March 5 at 2 p.m. in the
Catholic Church Parish Hall.
Friends and relatives of the .
honoree, whose actual
birthday is March 2, are
invited. He is the son of
Will and Brittany (Sadler) '
Gonzalez; the grandson of
Loyd Jr. and Kim All, Juan '
and Yolanda Gonzalez; the
great grandson of Ann Carol
Bembry. Bobby Joe and Cristian Gonzalez
(Kids: 4.00-5 00 pm) (Teens: 5:30-6 30 pm) (Adults: 7-8 pm) (Executive 12:00-1-00 pm)
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How do women
'go red' & why?
The American Heart Association
is ;continuing' its quest for
women's health with a new
program, "Go Red for Women."
Presented to the Perry Woman's
Club at its February meeting, this
program encourages women to
educate themselves on the warning
signs of heart attack and stroke. It
also stresses the importance of
regular checkups with healthcare
Go Red for Women gives
information on tracking vour
cholesterol, blood pressure and
Choose To Move is a 12-week
program that helps women take a
first step toward a healthier
lifestyle by increasing their
physical activity and improving
their dietary habits. Visit
americanhea n.org/choosetomo\ e
or call 1-888-MY-HEART to learn
Simple Solutions provides
tips about diet and exercise and
other ways to be heart-healthy:
or call 1-888-MY-HEART for
Locally, brochures on "How do
you go red?" can be obtained from
Anna Batten, guest speaker for the
meeting, who is currently
interning with Doctors' Memorial
Nancy George of Purple Martin Nursery in Crawfordville
was a recent guest speaker for the Perry Garden Club. She
demonstrated container gardens featuring native plants, and
brought a variety of both--containers and plants--for her
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Do you ever feel discouraged and just plain depressed" We all do, and it
is not fun As we approach Easter I would like to ponder on Mark 16 So
for the next few weeks we will look at some encouraging thoughts from
the Bible Mark 16 2 "when the sun had risen." Notice that light
comes in after the darkness Many of us have expenenced so much
darkness that our entire life seems to be killed with it, but remember that
for those who seek Christ even the tomb is flooded with light from heaven
Next week' The obstacle that isn't m the way
Have a question that you would like to have the Bible answer' Please send
it to Bible Answers, PO 312. Perry, FL 32348.
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A-4 The Taco Times March 2, 2005
SBos first, girls second in track meet
SThe Taylor County High boys
irack team placed first and the
' irls team second in a three-way
'neet to open the 2005 season
Friday in Fort White.
*.Host Fort White and Santa Fe
High also participated.
Individual event, place and
times for the boys team are listed
__ 100m 1. Tradelvan Whetsel
:11.09; 2. Legarrette Blount 11.46;
..Toney Powell 11.59;
- : *200m 3. Blount 24.36; 5.
Genario McNealy 26.27;
*400m 1. Keith Stewart 54.58;
4. Marquis Ellis 60.38; 5. Dereke
lFranklin 64.03; 7. Powell 65.03;
8. Leroy Williams 67.46; 9. Lamar
800m 2. Tyrone Nealy 2:24;
3. Franklin 2:27;
*1600m 1. Nealy 5:06
SThe Babe Ruth Baseball 15 and
under league will hold tryouts and
registration March 22 and 23 at
: The league is fpr youngsters,
ages 13 through 15, as of August
: Players must attend one of the
tryout dates and go through basic
baseball fundamentals. All
participants should bring their
gloves and come dressed to play
SRegistration will be held at.the
Loughridge Park Field on Hwy.
98. The fee is $30 per player. All
who register by the appropriate
dates will be drafted onto a team.
, For more information contact
the City Ricreation Departet at.
Feb..22 :. Hamilton
March 1 Madison
March 4 Florida High
,March 11 Wakulla
March 14-18 Suwannee TOL
March 22 Rickards
NMarch 29 : Dixie (DH)
April 8 Florida High
April !. Suwannee
April 15 Wakulla
April ,19 'Rickards
April 22 Suwannee
*4x100 relay 1.; 4x400 relay -
*Long jump 1. Powell 19-11 2.
Blount 19-10 3. Leroy Williams
*Shotput 2. Colby Ellison 42-
8; Discus 2. Ellison 119-6.
Individual event, place and
times for the girls team were:
*100m 2. Patrice Brown 13.86;
4. Nakidra Cook 15.35;
*200m 1. Cook 32.39; 3.
Brown 33.72; 4. Veronica
*400m 2. Fillmore 72.71; 4.
Cook 78.33; 6. Quantasha Davis
Bulldogs beat Hamilton
After falling behind to Hamilton County last week in the season opener, the TCHS varsity
rallied back to win 15-5 in a game shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule. Friday's
contest with NFC was canceled but the Bulldogs were back in action Tuesday at Madison.
67 tryout for TCMS softball
The Taylor County Middle
School this year has built on what
it started last year and has
expanded its. softball program to
"Last year we had the traveling
team and a 'B' team that traveled
some also. This year we have the
travel team and three second level
teams that are going to play
Coach Dale Brewer said.
Brewer said 67 girls tried out
for this year's softball team. After
the travel team was picked, the
remainder of the girls were
divided into three smaller teams
Away 4 p.m.
Home 4 pm
Home 4 p.m. '
Away 4 p.m.
Away 4 p.m.
Home 5' p.m ,-
Away 4 p.m.
Home 4 p.m.
Away 4 p.m.
times shaded *
DATE TEAM PLACE TIME/RESULT
Feb. 14-19 Rickards Preseason Classic TBA
Feb. 17 vs. Florida High 0-4 L
Feb 18 vs. Rickards 13-1 W
e 22,: iHamilton Home :15-5W
eb. 25 .NFC Away Rainout
March 1 Madison Away 7 p.m.
iach 4. .,; :-Frida High Home 7 p.m.
VarchiIO ., dby Home 4 p.m.
Milch1' ,. Wakulla Home. 7p...m.
March 15 E.Gadsden Away 3 p.m.
I NFC,7 Home 6 p.m,
hh 8. ..iSUwannee.- Home 6 p.m..
March 22 Rickards Away 7 p.m.
r :29 .Dixie (DH) Home, 7 p.m.
april 1 Hamilton Away 6 p.m.
TE.:Gadsden Home ,6.p.m.
April 8 Florida High Away 7 p.m.
iItP ,. ;: Madison :- ',Home 7 p.m.
April 15 Wakulla Away 7 p.m.
April 18 Dixie Co. Away 7 p.m.
Apjril'1. -, 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
that will play each other four
times throughout the season for an
Brewer said a pitching machine
will be utilized for the first several
games to allow the coaches to
develop their pitchers.
"These girls are really enjoying
getting this opportunity to play. I
", felt horrible having to'cut,.lose to
50 girls so this decision was a no-
brainer," he said.
Brewer said several parents
have stepped forward to help and
the booster club was able to fund
the extra teams.
"Hopefully, this will get more
girls interested in signing up for
the city recreational league and
show that with a little more effort,
girls' recreation programs can be
just as involved as the boys are,"
in 5 innings
The Taylor County High junior
varsity baseball team opened up
the 2005 campaign last week with
an impressive performance as they
shutout Hamilton County 12-0 in
a mercy-rule-shortened game (five
Drew Mock and Brandon Mock
shared the pitching duties and the
shutout by giving up only four hits
while striking out 13.
The 'Dogs put seven runs across
the plate in the first inning. Ethan
Young led off with a single
followed by walks to Steven
Kramer and Drew Mock.
Kendall Thompson then hit a
sacrifice fly to score Young,
Brandon Mock was hit by a pitch
to reach first, then Greg Flowers
grounded out to short to score
Drew Southerland then pounded
a two RBI double. Will Hall
followed with a walk, then DH
'Adam Cook singled in two more
runs. Young reached the plate for
the second time in the first inning
and doubled in the seventh run.
The Bulldogs scored two more
in the second as Thompson led off
with a walk, followed by Brandon
Mock's single and Southerland's
RBI sacrifice fly. Hall then
doubled to bring in another run.
In the third, Kramer hit a single
then Drew Mock blasted an RBI
triple. Thompson singled in Mock,
Flowers walked, then Southerland
singled in the final run.
All 18 TCHS players saw action
in the contest. The Bulldogs were
slated to travel to Madison
Tuesday, then entertain Florida
High on Friday.
The TCMS travel team will be
made up of two sixth graders, four
seventh graders and 12 eighth
graders. They will play an 18-
game schedule this season.
Only two players return from
last year's 9-4 team. They are
shortstop Korie Wilson and first
baseman Ellie Heartsfield.
"If-our pitchers willl"throw
Strikes we should be pretty
competitive," Brewer said. "We
can hit the ball fairly well and our
fielding is coming along pretty
All 'B' team games as well as all
travel team home games \llII be
played at the Lady Bulldogs
Softball complex behind the
administrative building on Clark
*800m 3. Davis; 5. Tiffany
*4x400m relay 2.;
*High jump 1. Keisha Jones 4-
6; triple jump 1. Davis 29-5.
Both boys and girls teams have
a busy week ahead as they travel
to Tallahassee-Lincoln on
Tuesday, Hamilton County on
Thursday and Tallahassee again
on Saturday for the Jesse
Invitational Track Meet.
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Youth present Black History f
Black History celebration tonight
New Mt, Zion Missionary Baptist Church will present a Black History
celebration tonight, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the church fellowship, hall.
The theme is: "A World Without Black People." The youth will present
information about inventions, historical speechesand dramatic praise
dance. The evening will end with a "spread" from black culture including.
old-fashioned tea cakes and various delicacies.
Pastor Izell Montgomery Jr. and the Black History Committee extend a
Methodists plan Renewal Weekend
March 4-6 has been designated "Renewal Weekend" by First Utnited
Methodist Church, Tocated at 301 N. Jefferson St. Guest speaker for the
weekend will be Dr. Bob Tuttle, a professor of World Christianity at
Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando.
Sessions begin Friday at 7 p.m., continue Saturday at 10 a.m., and
conclude with 11 a.m. worship on Sunday.
Love Pantry open Saturday
The Love PACC (Pantry and Clothes Closet) will be open to the
public on Saturday, March 5, at 12 noon at Christian Tabernacle located
at 435 Warner Avenue. A hot meal will be provided at the site in Demps
Fellowship Hall. (All meals must be eaten or the premises except for
special deliveries to senior citizens, the sick and shut-in.)
SAt the end of the meal, the public is welcome to receive clothes and
other items from the closet. Pastor Chester Demps extends a warm
Fish dinners on sale Friday
By B.D. WILLIAMS
No Regrets ,
sn't it good at the'end of the
day, to look up at God and be able
to say, "Dear Lord, I helped
But isn't it sad if instead you
must say, "Dear Lord, I hurt
"I drove 'the nails a little bit
deeper and forgot that I "am my
Isn't it better when the day is
done, to know that you have
The family of Eddie Edge would
like to send a heartfelt thank you
to all the friends and family who
visited, brought food. called and
sent prayers on our behalf. Your
love and kindness have meant, so
much to our family. We would.
like to say a special thank you to
Perry First Church of God, Bro.
Mike Neal and all of its special
members who came to our home
injured no one.
From the time ofyour waking
:'til you lie down to sleep,
remember the promises that we
To love one another as He
loves us, too, and, you'll never
regret any good that you do.
The Homecoming Committee
of New :Broklyr M.B. Church
\% ill be selling fish dinners and
fish sandwiches Friday, March
4, beginning at 12 noon until.
The fish dinners will be $6 each
and gave so much of their tim
\Ve love you and \we will cherish
Thank you to Sonn
Buckhalter. Tommy Ward. Glor
McCall. Rhonda Johnson and Ani
Kern. We could never have mad
it,withiut each of you. You wi
be foreverin our hearts. May Gc
bless you all as you have blessed
With love and graiilud
The farmly of Eddie Edg
Saturday, March 5 7:00 p.m.
The Crossway Quartet
(Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.m.)
Everyone is invited to attend.
The Perry First Church of God
Hwy. 221 North
and sandwiches $3 each at New
Brooklyn Fellowship Hall. For
delivery, call 584 5723. Your
patronage 'is appreciated.
First Bethlehem Baptist
Association's Annual Banquet
will be held at the Baptist
Student Center in Tallahassee
March 12 at 6 p.m. Everyone
that wants to attend please see
Annie M. Porter, B. D.
Williams or Sarah Hall to get
Due to the weather Sunday the
Women's Day services held at
Little Bethel A.M.E. were very
spiritual .and successful. The
speaker. Sister Lettie White of
Monticello, was enjoyable.
Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at
New NIt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, the Rev. 'Izell
Montgomery Jr. celebrated the
church's 89th anniversary. The
anniversary ,sermon was
delivered by Moderator H. J.
Boone, pastor of Sweet Hope
M.B. Church in Live Oak. At'
the close of the' service, food
was served in the church dining
room. After an enjoyable,
spiritual session and lunch,
everyone departed for home
wishing each other a pleasant
ia Our world is now a
nn different place since the !
ill loss of our dearly loved
dd Melanie. We were
blessed to have shared in
,e' her life and had her to
), lqve for 47 short years.
Her beautiful face, sweet
smile and laughter will
always live on in our hearts.
Melanie shared so much of herself
with so many and she will forever be missed.
We have been so touched by the enormous
to do for
and the I
cure for b
John W. Welborn
Dynamic, anointed, powerful
and passionate are some of the
terms used to describe the
preaching of John Welborn. He
began public preaching at the
age of 15 when he surrendered
,to God's call. It has been
evident.from the start that he
is absolutely focused on sharing
the good news of the Gospel to
all whom he comes in contact with. Over the past 57
years John has been traveling all over the southeastern_
United States preaching revivals. God has given himga
unique ability to effectively communicate the Word fE
God to teenagers and adults in a variety of differernt-
settings. He desperately wants to see people save-f-
and become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
John is married to Ashley Elizabeth (Tuley) and they-
reside in Atlanta, Ga. Their home church is the' FirsE-
Baptist Church of Woodstock, Ga., where John is being
rmentored 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. '
SJoin us at
Calvary Baptist Church
for revival of our hearts and minds
1 2959 Golf Course Rd. Nursery provided for 3 yrs. & under
TCHS Class of 1975
Your assistance is needed in "
planning our .
30 year class reunion
Rooms are still available and ANYONE is welcome'
to cruise with the Class of 1975.
Contact Sara Winters @ 850-584-4246.
ng of love and support we have
from the people of Taylor County and
Florida. Please accept our sincere
on for all you have done and continue
us. It is because of our faith in God
ove and support of the wonderful
our community that our hearts are.
Please support every effort to find a
The family of Melanie Wray Cooper
David & Elizabeth Cooper
Jeremy, DeAnna, Luke & Audrey Cooper
Jack & Lova Wray
Dereith Wray Dowers
Jaki & Donnie Faircloth
Happy Birthday Jimmy
March 2, 2005
Love, The Girls
Card of thanks
Happy st Birthday
SMarch 2, 2005
Abuel & Abuela
i *' nGonzalez
welcome to all persons regardless of race or economic status.
Calvary slates revival services -=-
John W. Welborn will lead revival services at Calvary Baptist ChurNh
Sunday, March 6, through Wednesday, March 9. -
:Weeknight services are at 7 p.m. On Sunday, worship begins at 10:45 -
a.m. and 6 p.m.
The church is located at 2959 Golf Course Road. A nursery will be .
provided for children age 3 and under.
Jenkins speaks at Spring Warrior -
Rickie Jenkins of Richardson, Texas, will lead services at 7 p.mfi af-t
Spring Warrior Church of Christ through Friday, March 4. The church is
located at 7432 S. Red Padgett Road, five miles' south of Perry, jusftoff:
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S;'; "' Schools get
W." $600,000 for
The Taylor County School
S' District has been awarded some
'" $600,000 in grants through the
state's Enhancing Education
Through Technology program.
"Only 51 of the 128 grants
submitted to the Department of,
'. ,Education for this EETT, funding
were approved," District Grant
Writer Chris Olson said.
Under the grant; proposals,
Taylor County Middle School
will receive $300,000 for Project,
T.I.P. (Technology Integration.
Plan) while Taylor County High
School will receive $300,000 for
Project .A.C.T. (Achieving
Community through Technology).
'"The major goal of these
projects is to prepare students to
succeed in the 21st century. This
*will be .accomplished by
improving middle and high
school student achievement in
Taylor County Middle School Principal Paul Dyal, left, and Taylor County High School reading and all other subjects
Principal .Michael Thompson were all smiles when they received the news that their schools through the use of technology,"
will be sharing a $600,000 grant -award. Olson said.
developer seeks height restriction change
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nEglin officials told the
emmission last April they were
interested in 10cating a missile
range here in the area of Hickory
Mound Impoundment and Camp
Misery Hunting Club.
-When questioned at that
meeting by County Commissioner
Darvil Gunter. Eglin's Col. Robert
Nolan replied that the military
"would "probably not" locate-the
-range here if the citizens: voted
-a-gainst it. .
That statement led. -to a
-November straw ballot issue that
---aw more than 75 percent of
-Taylor County's voters oppose the
range's location here.
- The commission followed up
-he straw ballot vote v ith a
resolution that opposed the range.
It also agreed to seek the land-use
SThe proposed land-use change
statli, lin pani L, thaL a mlu iLaly
testing..bombing range is
incompatible. with the county's
.vision of the future.' Military
iesting'bombing ranges shall not
be allowed a.s a permitted use in"
any land use category."
The land owners most affected
by the change said last week that
they' "would generally not favor"
the count\ creating blarikel
restrictions on uses of land before
Specific projects are proposed.
"Foley Timber and Land
Company has no present interest
in or plan- to accommodate a
missile range and is currently not
in discussions to that end." Foley
President Hal,Eastman said. "We
feel that this:'(lind use change)
could negatively affect property
values throughout the county and ,
create an uncertain economic-
climate for industrial
Copies of the proposed
amendment are available for
pUUII. LJIcinspetLIU atii U e UIIUIIn
and Planning Department in the
old post office.
Local Building Official Danny
"Griner said Tuesday that the
bombing range issue will likely be
tied to the proposed height
restriction change for Steinhatchee.
Griner said 'the State
Department of Community Affairs
(DCA), which must approve all
comprehensive plan changes, only
so the two issues will likely go to
Sthe county commission -- then to
DCA -- as one text amendment.
Griner said a Steinhatchee
developer is seeking the height
restriction change from the current
32 feet set several years ago to 40
'This willallow him to build up
to three floors," Griner said.
Search for coach begins
Continued from page 1
back to Wewahitchka to take over
Head coaching duties for both the
football and baseball teams.
Kizziah was 40-18 over five
seasons with the football team.
winning four district
championships and advancing to
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capturing three district titles in
baseball--finishing as state
runners-up in 1987.
Kizziah was hired'by Blounts-
Stown High School in 1989 and
served as head football coach for
eight years--compiling a 41-41
record--as well as serving as head
baseball coach for four years.
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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
Airport Advisory Commission. 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 4th Tues., noon, 107 East
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
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., 0.30 a m, Taylor County Public
Lady Elks: second Thurs., 8 p.m
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
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,
ILyman Hendry Road;
S Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
.8 p.m., at 1260 W. Hwy. 98, at Serenity
. 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.
SNational Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pilne 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 am.
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st, 3rd Wed., 7
p.m., Masonic Hall.
SPerry 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 housekon 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 584-8815.
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at B. J.'s
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.m., 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 p.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
I Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat,, 10
a.m. Arena located on Bishop Blvd,
Taylor County Leadership Councl:
2nd and 4th Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins.
The Taylor Gymnastics team recently returned
from their opening season meet, and coaches say
everyone "did a fantastic job."
"The competition took place at Spring Hills," said
Publicist Nicki Viola, where we'had 14 gymnasts
compete from levels three through six.
"Our two newcomers to competition, Ashlyn Perry
and Kaylyn Wright, both in level three, did an
outstanding job. Though they do not give place
finishes in level three, both finished strong," she
Viola said that the bulk of the team consists of
level four competitors.
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Taylor Gymnastics team members (from left) Haley Koon,
Kinzi Mattingly and Sydney Gatewood are shown at a recent
competition held at Spring Hill, where the team took
CPT and TABE to be given
North Florida Community College will conduct College Placement
Tests (CPT) on computer every Thursday at 8;30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in
the NFCC Technical Center, on the Madison campus.
Persons taking the tests will be required to register in NFCC Student
Services, 24 hours before testing.
TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) will be given at NFCC on
Monday, March 7, 14 and 28 at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, March 8, 15 and
29 at 1:30 p.m. TABE is required for acceptance into vocational and
technical programs.. Photo ID is required, as is pre-registration. To
register, please call (850) 973-9451.
The Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross will be
offering disaster services courses
at Forest Capital Hall, on Hwy. 19
All classes are free of charge,
and will be offered here next
On Friday, March 11, from 6-9
p.m., "Introduction to Disaster
Services" will be taught. The
purpose of this video-based course
is to provide fundamental
information about disasters and,
the community's role in response.
"Mass Care, an Overview," will
be the topic on Saturday, March
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"Alison Roberts and Adrienne Barwick both placed
first in all-arounds, in their respective age groups.
Haley Koon and Jharmara Simmons took second
place all-around and Sydney GatewoQd took third in
all-around for her age group," Viola said.
"The level fives also did very well, with Katie
Verges and Alexis Burkett both placing first place,
all-around" in their age division, and Reagan
Slaughter took second place all-around, she said.
"We are all very proud of all our competitors and
are looking forward to a great,and successful season,"
12, beginning at 9 a.m.
"Shelter Simulation," will'be
offered Saturday, March 12,
beginning at 6 p.m. This three-
hour course .will involve
participants in an exercise as to
how to establish and operate a
shelter during a disaster.
You may register for these
courses in the following manner:
if by fax, you may fax your name,
phone number, course name and
date of the course to 1-850-878-
6602; phone the same information
to 1-850-584-6663 or 1-850-878-
6080; or email the information to
or local to
All of these courses are
recommended for a disaster
service volunteer to be effective.
If you are a State of Florida
employee, you can receive 15
days of paid leave by becoming an
American Red Cross Disaster
For more information about the
Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross, please visit
the website at
Bronson outlines plan
to prevent avian flu
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today outlined
action, his department is taking to
prevent avian influenza from
The disease is a major concern
for poultry producers as some
strains can devastate poultry
flocks.. and some avian influenza
strains have the potential to infect
humans as well as birds.
"We have a number of
safeguards in place to prevent this
disease from impacting Florida,
and we are maintaining our
vigilance and surveillance efforts
to keep this out of our state,"
.Among efforts being taken are:
.Poultry from areas of the
world with serious strains of the
disease are prohibited from
entering the U.S., and all
commercial poultry- entering
Flofida from other states are
required to have a permit for entry
and must originate from influenza
-- The department's Division of
Animal Industry has 35 authorized
agents trained to collect samples.
Testing to determinethe presence
of the disease is being conducted
at both the department's animal
health diagnostic' laboratories.
Samples are regularly collected
from backyard flocks and
commercial poultry breeding
flocks and 35 botanicas in the
state participate in a voluntary
surveillance and testing program.
-- Veterinarians, veterinary
laboratories and those working
with birds in Florida are required
to report suspected cases of avian
influenza to Bronson's department.
Quarantine and other emergency
plans are in place to eradicate such
a disease as quickly as possible if
avian influenza is detected.
The last reportable case of avian
influenza in Florida occurred in a
single bird in a botanica in 2001.
Birds at the location were
depopulated, and the premises were
cleaned and disinfected to insure
that the virus was eliminated.
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, Shown with their winnings are Justin Sands (left) and
Taylor youths rope way to finals
Two Taylor County teens recently participated in the National Team
League finals in Kissimmee, and came back winners.
Justin Sands, 15, and Jordan Smith, 15,,placed in several qualifying
"shoolouls." to reach the finals.
While there. Sinds switched ends and roped calf feet for Smith and
placed 5th, winning $1,125 and a Cactus jacket each.
SSands then roped heads for Zak Richardson in the countdown and won
2nd place, with $3,300 going to each roper, along with a belt buckle to
mark the event.
SSands then roped heads for Rance Brown in the countdown, where they
placed 7th, winning a $200 gift certificate to a Booger Barter Roping. -
Smith also roped heads for his father, Tony Smith. They placed 5th and
won $475 each.
Super Bowl attraction
When Steinhatchee residents Joyce Hunt,left, and Nikki Wicker arrived in Jacksonville for
the Super Bowl, they expected grand entertainment and good food. They never expected,
however, to meet actor Dennis Quaid who was there with his band, on one of the performing
arts stages. Hunt, with husband Jim, owns and operates Fiddler's Festaurant. Nikki and Ben
Wicker own and operate Roy's Restaurant. The two couples won their trips through Sysco
Foods, as did Lisa and Terry Wells of Pouncey's Restaurant in Perry;
Mayday, mayday, mayday...
Learning to use a marine radio
By CHRIS FLOYD
With summer on its way, and
trout season upon us, American
Red Cross Director Chris Floyd
offers Taylor Countians and other
boaters using local water the
following tips on using a marine
radio when calling for help.
"A larger and larger segment of
boaters are using a marine radio
when they launch from local
waters," Floyd said. "With the
relative 6lw cost and compact size
of a marine radio, I would
recommend that everyone use
them. They could save your and
your loved ones' lives."
A marine radio
notification of distress to any
vessel listening on' that channel
which means quicker assistance;
Allows for rescue units to
home in on transmissions.
1. Make sure radio is on and
turned to VHF Channel 16.
2. Press microphone button and
clearly say, "Mayday, mayday,
mayday, this is ..." (give the name
of the vessel and description,
including type, color and length).
3. Position and/or location.
4. Nature of emergency.
5. Number of people onboard.
6. Release microphone button
7. Wait for 10 seconds. If no
answer, repeat the Mayday call.
8. Follow directions and provide
information requested by the
rescue agency. If situation
permits, stand by the radio for
further communication with the
Coast Guard or another vessel.
For additional information on
how to prepare for disasters or to
become a Disaster Resistant-
Neighborhood, please call the
Capital Area Chapter of the
American ,Red Cross in
Tallahassee at (850) 878-6080 or,
Perry at (850) 584-6663.
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Chili and chocolate anyone?
Buckeye Employees Federal Credit Union recently sponsored
a "chili-cookoff," to benefit the United Way of the Big Bend,
with Joleen Whitehead (left) and Susan Porter named -as-
having the best concoction. The winning entry was a low-carb
chili, seasoned with peanut butter and chocolate. Judges for
the event included Judy Hayworth, June Evans, Cpt. Richard
Johnson, Sheriff "Bummy" Williams and PPS Principal
At first meet
Gymnasts win, place
From American Red Cross
Disaster services training offered
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Foster parents respond:
Are 'unsung heroes'
This is in response to the letter
questioning donations made to the
Foster Parent Association. ("Do
donations duplicate Foster Parent
funding?") I find it very
disheartening that someone who
has no firsthand experience with
foster parenting would so easily
criticize these unsung heroes.
The Tri-County Foster Parent
Association is a support group not
only for foster parents, but for
"non-relative placements," and
parents that have chosen to adopt
foster children. It is not funded by
the state or any private agency,
and is entirely run by foster
parents. As the president of this
association, I can tell you that we
work tirelessly to support fellow
foster parents, foster children and,
indeed, almost anyone else who
asks for help. The members of
the Foster Parent Association are
incredible advocates for children,
and they are an important support
group for fellow foster parents
who, understandably, suffer a high
burnout rate. This burnout is due,
in no small part, to the fact that
they are frequently and intensely
A common misconception is
that anything that a foster child
might need would be paid for by
the state. This is simply not true.
Although foster parents do receive
'compensation for accepting foster.
children, it is minimal and does
not cover everything needed to care
for them. Foster parents
frequently pay out of pocket for'
the children placed in their homes.
In fact, they are told repeatedly
during their initial training that
they must expect to provide
financially more than they receive.
Even when they are supposed to
be reimbursed, for example for a
doctor's visit, anyone who has
tried to collect from Medicaid can
tell you reimbursement is not
guaranteed. But foster parents are
the kind of people who know this
and the many other risks they
undertake when accepting these
children into their homes, and they
do it anyway.
It is unfortunate that donations
such as diapers, high chairs and
clothes, which are obviously
meant for foster children, would be
questioned. While it is true that
there are many other people in our
society who need help, it does not
seem fair to question a group that
seeks to support each other in a
very worthy cause.
Tommy Wilson, President
Tri-County Foster Parent
If she's man's best friend,
shouldn't man be doing this?
Letters to the Editor
'Citizens should ask for tax increase?
i have heard and read many,
"comments concerning the need for
more and improved recreation
.facilities in our community. If
y.u are involved in organized
recreational activities it seems
-obvious that the city/county could
:o more to make those activities
-ore practical and :more
-One important demand is
missing from all of the
-.criticism/requests/pleas by those
who are seeking improvements in
the-icurrent situation. .They should
demand that our taxes be increased
in order to pay for them. Allow
me to explain that outrageous
Many elected officials, have
Promised that they could operate
our government' with no tax
increases, while many citizens
thinkthat government can increase
services with no tax increases. If
you want increased public
spending for your favorite project
you should be prepared to tell
your elected officials whose
Sf4vorite programs you think
should be, cut (law enforcement,
tire protection, street maintenance,
salaries, etc.) in order to pay for,
yours. Unless you are aware of
.some specific expenses that could
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. De cut to'pay ior your projects~L In
only alternative is a tax increase.,
There is no free lunch.
city to spend
You haven't heard from me in a
while because I have tried with all
my.might to be understanding as
far as the city is concerned. But I
'can't keep my opinions to myself
Sany longer. I asked for a portable
bathroom for Dreamland Kiddie
City Park for the children and their
parents. I was told the city didn't
have an\ money. Well maybe so,
but if the city is broke they sure
didn't spend it on the-black'
I ran into our city manager the
other day and asked him point
blank how much it would cost for
a portable bathroom and the
upkeep. He said $62 or $65 per
month. I ask that you, will that
break the city? Another thing, for
15 years I have asked the city to
get rid of that dumpsite in front of
my house that has big rats and
who knows what else. I am not
the smartest person in the world,
but I am not the dumbest either.
Where on the other side of town in.
the city limit do you see a
dumpsite in front of someone's
As you well know, I care about
my community. Am I the only
black person that cares? Does
anyone else have opinions or are
you so laid back that anything is
alright with you? We have
educated people in our community
that can make a difference. Take
me, I finished high school, but I
use that common sense God gave
If you are saying to yourself
that you didn't ask her to butt in--
-the answer is I know you didn't.
You see, I missed the training
period not to rock the boat. I
moved away in 1961 and returned
30 years later. Black people do
take a stand.
Now, I have not finished with
that dumpsite or bathroom until it
I'll go if I have to go by myself.
As usual my opinion,
"Wipe your paws," I said to the dog
before we entered the veterinarian's
office. We were there for her annual
check-up and she didn't have a clue.
:.. maintain that she rides in cars better
than the children e\er did--she notices.the. ,
flowers blooming on the roadside, and
gets excited about seeing other dogs' in
town. It's like Christopher Columbus' first
glimpse of the New World.
Upon our arrival, we interrupted a true
celebration in the veterinarian's office.
Two families had gathered to see the nine
new grandpuppies, the product of an
arranged marriage between two chocolate
labs. Everyone was ecstatic. Even the
great grandparents had come to see.
Right in the midst of this family
gathering, they called my dog's.name and
we entered the examination room. She
doesn't even like the scale. It reminds her
of the boys in the neighborhood trying to
hoist her onto their four-wheelers. She's
got more sense than to ride with them,
and she doesn't want to ride the scale
But with some coaxing, we determined
that she was 51.3 pounds. That 51.3
pounds would soon be working against
It reminded me of "well baby" visits in
the pediatrician's office where nurses with
bright smiles tell you how well-adjusted
your baby is and how nicely he or she is
They bragged on the dog's temperament;
"she's a good dog," they said, "and there's
nothing finer than a good dog." We talked
about her adoption which,was arranged by
their office. "We are still very grateful," I
said, remembering how our pet of 14 years
died only days before the Christmas of
2003. The new pet was eight weeks old
and looked great with a red bow around
Now she's a full-grown woman dog;
she's been fixed; and she's quite happy
with her life in the country. So why in the
world did I take her to a place where they
used needles with such enthusiasm?
After a couple of vaccinations .and a
stool sample, the dog was a different dog.
Then he cleaned her ears, two or three
times each. There was a look of
desperation in her brown eyes.
Having had some sinus trouble of my
own, I had to ask, "Can you put some of
that in my ears?" I know professionals of
his genre can typically treat humans too.
"I could," he said, "but you might start
chasing cars, and too many people would
When his assistant finally announced,
"She's great; you can go now," the dog
leapt off the scale- and used all 51.3
pounds to drag me down-the hallway. I
was skiing on the linoleum and trying to
"Whoooaaa," I said, tugging at her leash.
"Let's go this way."
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
In the reception area, where the check
would be written, there was a boxer who
appeared capable of consuming me and
my dog. There was also a little pooch in
his owner's arms. I immediately
...d.tergine4 that heo would no.t be!:atreah
My dog, who obviously hasn't learned all
the survival skills that a dog needs in this
world, thinks all dogs surely love her,
because everybody she knows loves her.
She wanted to play. I instantly perceived
that the other dog did not want to play.
His owner was desperately restraining
him, while I attempted to calm mine down
I tightened up on that leash and went to
retrieve my checkbook, when my dog just
wrapped me up with her leash---round, and
round, and round, from my ankles to my
"Oh great," I said, sure that I would soon
be on the floor of the veterinarian's office
with at least two dogs on top of me.
I made, a few mental notes: write the
check before the vaccinations, never wear
something you need to wear beyond the
veterinarian's visit, or better yet, ask the
husband to make the next trip (and don't
tell htim why'l.
On our way out the door, my dog lunged
toward the dog I had been avoiding, and I
lunged in the opposite direction, dropping
the heartworm medicine, but getting my
beast out of the office. The other dog
owner--a sweet, young friend from long
ago--retrie\ed the heartworm medicine
while multi-tasking with her own pet, and I
breathed for the first time in eight minutes.
"What are you doing?" I asked the dog
who wanted to race down Old Dixie
Highway. She was pulling me through the
parking lot in the opposite direction of
those scales and needles.
"Get in this car," I commanded and she
I fussed at her all the way to the
baseball field, then I lowered the window
to see whose uniforms I could identify,
and it seemed that the animal was going
to jump .out. So I raised the window
back...sandwiching her head between the
window and the car frame.
She yelped mightily and I was horrified;
How would, I explain this to the family? -
I quickly released the window and the
dog jumped from the front seat to the fai
back with the golf clubs and foldable
She stayed as far away from me as she
could for the remainder of the ride home,
and I couldn't have been happier. We didn't
speak for two hours and I had to wonder if
Columbus' first glimpse of the New World
didn't end up like this. First you see the
flora and the fauna, and you smile, and the
next thing you know the hostile natives
jump out of the bushes, scalp your friends
and steal your oars.
Welcome to the New World. Now you
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Verges hits the road:
200 miles for 'Stock'
For the second year in a row,
Taylor County Elementary School
Assistant Principal Vince Verges
will be bicycling 200 miles to
raise money for a good cause--
Take Stock in Children.
"Take Stock in Children is a
comprehensive program that helps
low-income children succeed by
providing college and vocational
scholarships, volunteer mentors,
student advocates/case managers,
tutoring, early intervention and
long-term support, high standards,
parental involvement, and
community support," coordinator
Kathy Kreidler said.
The Taylor County School
District began participating in the
program during the 2002-03
Verges will join the "Cycling
for Success" benefit bicycle ride
March 11-12 to raise funds for
Take Stock, with each rider's
contribution going to his or her
The ride will start in Ocala,
continue on through Gainesville,
stay overnight in Lake City, then
go back to Ocala.
"He hopes to better his ride
time of 11 hours and fifth place
finish in the friendly and
unofficial competition among
fellow riders," Kreidler said.
"Last year's ride was a great
success, raising $1,500. One
hundred percent of this money
goes to four-year scholarships for
economically disadvantaged youth
in Taylor County. This year's goal
is $2,500...with $1,000 of that
having already been raised."
To make a donation, contact
Kreidler via e-mail at:
or by telephone at 838-2530, ext.
2306. Receipts will be provided
,for all donations of $5 and more.
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There are more than 50 speaker topics to choose from, including: real
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Verges, pictured with Kreidler, will join the "Cycling for
Success" benefit bicycle ride March 11-12 to raise funds
for Take Stock.
At the Booking Desk
Editor's note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
'crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.
Pamela Blue, 39, 949 Bernard
S Johnson Road, grand theft, Ptl.
S Marshall Jerome Flowers, 26,
509 E. Bay Street, VOP (battery,,
-::assault on a law-enforcement
officer), Dep. Hawking, TCSO.
Tyreese D. Faust, 24, Florida
State Prison, Raiford, battery on a
law enforcement officer, Sgt.
S Feb. 3:
Charles Jackson, 37, 808 E.
S Page Street, pick-up order, Dep.
S Feb. 4:
Anthony W. French, 27, 5035
Hampton Springs Road,
: .aggravated fleeing and eluding,
: leaving the scene of a traffic
'crash, reckless driving, Sgt.
Wayne Jones, 33, 528'Macon
i Sieet. Nadison.AVOP (lVurglaryj
'battery), Dep. Tucker, TCSO.
: James Littlehawk Bell, 24, 708
West Church Street, resisting with
violence (warrant), aggravated
:assault, attempted burglary, FTA
for arraignment (battery), Dep.
Amerley Raquel Smith, 24,
608 Sam 'Poppell Road, passing
worthless checks, Dep. Tucker,
:Darrin Guy Ward, 38, 1730
Beach Road, grand theft III,
-insurance fraud, insurance fraud
false claim, cheating, Sgt.
William Ray Looper, 38, 1130
Fairview Drive, VOP; Dep.
Clara J. Severn, 58, 370
McKinley Maddox Road, DUI,
DWLS, Dep. Burford, TCSO.
Paul Wesley Waldron, 27, 882
Roberts Aman Road,
fraud, Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
Barbara Whiddon, 54, 3309
U.S. Hwy. 19 South, retail theft,
Dep. Tucker, TCSO.
Walter Allen Davis, 29, 2135 S.
Byron Butler Parkway, VOP, Dep.
Marcus Edward Royal, 22, 4167
Haverhill Road. West; Palm
Beach, throwing or shooting
deadly missile, criminal mischief,
Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Steve Basil Smith, 39, 803
.Puckett Road, battery, armed
trespass, resisting officer' with
: violence, Sgt. Kellerman, TCSO.
i Terry Lee, Hugger, 28, 302
Folsom Place, domestic battery,
Ptl. Gray, PPD.
Edwin Keith Island, 33, 175 W.
Walnut Street, capias (child
Supportt, Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
Eric Lee Peterson, 31, P. O.
Box 922, 6th Street, Steinhatchee,
expired drivers license--over four
months, Trp. Lundy, FHP.
Ixio Nunez, 31, 108 1/2
Magnolia Road, burglary, grand
theft, forgery, uttering a forged
instrument, Inv. Parker, PPD.
John Henry Compton, 56, 1929
Kinsey Road, battery (domestic),
Dep. McKenzie, TCSO.
Ixio Nunez, 31, 108 1/2
Magnolia Road, VOP, forgery,
Inv. Parker, PPD.
Marguerite Ellison, 42, 302 S.
Center Street, VOP, Dep. Norton,
Kerri Owens, 28, 2075 Bernard
Johnson Road, VOP warrant
(welfare fraud), Off. Hendry,
Kenneth L. Lundy, 37, 212 6th
Street West, Steinhatchee, VOP
:(felony DWLS/R), Dep. Young,
Paul A. Meeks, 44, 151 Leon
Ward Road, VOP (possession of
less than 20 grams cannabis, Dep.
Steve Basil Smith, 39, 803
Puckett Road, theft, forgery, DUI
(2nd offense), no valid drivers
license, Dep. Blrford, TCSO.
William Lee Haney, 37, 16428
E. Royal Oak Dr., burglary of a
dwelling, grand theft from a
dwelling, forgery, Dep. Hawkins;
James Levi Myers, 31, 2785 S.
* D dr\ r lk *
Byron Butler Parkway, uttering a
forged instrument, FTA (hold for
Levy County), VOP (hold for
Wakulla County, writ of
attachment of $300 cash for
Wakulla County Sheriffs Office,
Keith Robert Barker, 40, 7109
S. Red Padgett Road, FTA
(DWLS), VOP (improper tag),
FTA (no tag or registration,
improper tag, DWLS), Dep.
James David McIntyre, 51,
homeless, trespass after warning,
resisting arrest without violence,
Dep. Lundy, TCSO.
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Small ads...big deals.!
AMVETS Post 20 and Sons of AMVETS
Squadron,20 Community Yard Sale. First
Saturday of every month, 7 a.m. 2 p.m.
2499 Woods Creek Road. Tables may be
reserved for a $5 donation, contact Mark at
S584-5513 or 584-8807 for more information.
Multi-family yard sale. Saturday, 8 a.m.
until. Corner of Old Dixie and Jefferson.
Moving sale. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-
2 p.m. Lots of stuff, come look. 221 N. to
Large garage sale. Friday and Saturday, 8
a.m. 5 p.m. Rain or shine. Lots of
everything. Take 221 N. to Pisgah Road,
take 1st left on Vera Lane, third house on
left. Call 838-6555.
Tent Sale. Saturday, 7'a.m. 3 p.m. 50-
75% off AVON products HUGE SUPPLY!
Must sell as no longer have storage place!
We also have non-AVON items tool 1025
W. Ash St.
.Multi-family yard sale. Saturday, 7 a.m.
*until, Toys, furniture, baby items, bicycles,
etc. At Jackson's Furniture Store parking
Yard sale. Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
9 a.m. 2 p.m. AVON, clothing, gifts, misc.
At the end of Pine Tree Road off of
AMVETS Bag'Sale. Saturday. 'All the
clothes you can fit in a 39 gallon garbage
bag for $2!! We furnish the bag. 2499
Woods Creek Rd.
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 ccrronignmenit Third
'Geneiation Auch:iin r Se.:ce 352-356-
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Queen size sofa bed, $75. 1/ rip Myers
waier pump $50 10 Craitsman miter saw,
S40 Antique dresser, ,75 Call 584-4879,
if no answer, leave message.
2002 Black side-by-side refrigerator, $500.
Teal green leather sectional, 3 pieces,
very large, new was $12,500, selling for
$2,000. 850 578-211', .
185 Millermatic mig welding, machine,
welds up to 1/2 plate, less than 20 hours,
$1,050. Manner oult'card 45 HP, power trim
& tilt, extra molor for parts runs great. SS'
prop, $850. 1999 ? 4 ton Che'vy pickup,
long wheel base, $5,000. Lift boom for
tractor, $200. Ladder rack for truck, $250.
Call 584-8607 or 843-0127..
Beauty 'salon equipment. $1,000' for the
package. 2 stations & mirrors, 2 styling
chairs, 1, shampoo bowl with ;hair 1 dryer
chair, 2 mats, styling products. Call 584-
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. i
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Land for sale, 221 N between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-5891 (Badcock).
For sale by owner: 3 bed/2 bath frame
.house on 1 acre w/metal barn. Call (850)
Lovely 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
wooded area on both sides. On nice corner
lot convenient to shopping'centers. Call
850-223-2198 or 850-843-1979, leave
message. Shown by appointment only.
Price in mid 80's.
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization at 800 West Ash Street, site
of, Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information.
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
For Basic to Market, renters. 1, 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
8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-5668.
709 W. Church St., Petry, FL 32348. TDD9
2 bedroom, 1 bath apt., in town, very nice..
$400/rho., 1 yr., lease. 1st, last & $200
security deposit required. References No -
smokers, no pets, 223-1578.
2 B/R mobile home, central heai/AC. total
electric, ocaled in small clean quiet park
2 miles down Beach Road. Water,' sewer,
lawn care and garbage included, $350 per'
month, plus $250 deposit. Some
restrictions apply 584-3889.
3 bedroom, 1 bath, central H/AC, block
home, nice area & clean fenced back yard.
Lease with r600 a monih rent 1st & last
and -ecunri deposit 584-3600.
HUD Voucher preferred. 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
'H/C, remodeled home located at 200 N.
Elmo Scott, in East Perry, security and
references required. $550/$600. 584-4934
,or (305) 246-2359, leave message.
'95 single-wide M/H; 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
furnished, W/D, on 1.18 acres. 3 out
buildings.. $30,000. 850-584-5132.
Rental 2 Ocean View Rd., St. Augustine,
FI. 1 bedroom, ocean view, pool side.
Max. occupancy 4, nodpets or smoking'
$750 weekly. Call Claudia 904-461-4260.
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'05 Meerkat 50 Kids ATV for younger
riders, auto, 4-stroke 49cc engine, electric
start, adj. speed limiter & safety cut-offs,
brand new with warranty. $850. 223-1952.
850-584-8111, TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
Low cost pet vaccinations. Saturday,
March 5, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Country
Time Feed (formerly Big Bend Feed), Dog,
cat, and horse vaccination specials.
'99 Softail Custom 1340cc, pearl white/red Heartworm tests, FeLV tests and coggins.
flames, 20,000 miles, very sharp, must Flea and heartworm products available.
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everything. Heated leather seats, power
windows, cruise, CD & cassette player,
AM/FM radio, excellent condition. $9,500.
Small goat herd for sale. Nubian cross
young, strong Billy, 2 Nannies bred back
and 5 kids, Healthy, friendly herd. $500.
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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
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W, of Perry, FL on Hwy. 98. Equal
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marina located in Steinhatchee, Florida.
Position will consist of approximately 25-
35 hours weekly, Individual should have
some understanding of bookkeeping and
office procedures, Please apply in person
at 322 Riverside Drive (Sea Hag Marina),
Steinhatchee. No phone call please.
ATTENTION! Work from Home.
$500-$4,500/month Part-time or Full-time
Up to 35/mi
Loaded OR Empty!
3 State Dispatch ~ SC, FL, GA
Home 2-3 Nites a Week & Wknds
SBCBS Family Insurance Plan
Starting at only $39.95/wk! -
Benefits pkg & bonuses
Late Model Assigned equip
Min 23 yrs. old, Class A CDL & 1 yr.
OTR exp. Must have Flatbed Exp.
Call Bonnie: 800-793-0953
Or Apply Online!
Exp. Mason wanted. Work in Gainesville.
area, Call 352-376-5314, M-F, 8-5 p.m.
AVON 2005 Sign-on Speciall Only $5.
Limited time. Earn $300 bonus. Call Terrie.
at 843-1285 or 584-8463.
iwr \ r
Manager and Assistant Manager needed for
gasoline kiosk in Perry, Florida. Murphy
USA, located in front of the
Wal-Mart Supercenter, is looking
for assertive individuals who have
leadership qualities and solid,
basic math skills.
J *Excellent Manager Salary: $26K $31K
Assistant Manager $8 and up
(Depending on experience)
*MIonlthly CommIissions **Benefits
IE MFHV Ask for District Manager Neal Whitt
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2001 Kawasa3k moorcy:le Vulcan Drtter
800cc, 1,300 miles, saddle bags,
windshield, lots of chrome, new condition,
1995 Chevy Tahoe, electric windows and
locks, leather seats, clean and good
1989 Ford Ranger XLT King Cab, runs
great. $2,000 obo. Call 584-9407,
1992 Lincoln Towncar, loaded, light blue,:
good condition $3,000. 584-7777.
1997 Saturn SC2, silver, dependable 5-
speed, 139,000. miles, good condition,,
asking $2,300. Please call 584-6846,
1995 Cadilac Coupe Deville. White, low
miles, this is an excellent car. 584-6879
Give it a try!
I, Roy Bowden, will not be responsible for
any debts'other than my own effective
March 2, 2005.
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
valid driver's license. If you're shovel shy,
don't apply Call 584-8603 to apply.
Kennel Technician (part-time/varying hrs.)
for the TCBCC. Min Qualifications: Tenth
.grade education, preferably high school
,diploma or GED. Two or more yrs exp.
Working with animals is preferred. Must be
willing to obtain the Rabies Pre-Exposure
SVaccination. Salary is in pay grade 1;
beginning $6.O0/hour. EOE/ADA, Drug
Free Work Place. Apply at Taylor One-
Stop Career Center, 224 N. Jefferson
.Streer. Perry, Florida 32347. Position
opened through at least March 9th or until
Must have good Class A CDL License.
Good pay. Between, $500 $600 per week.
Contact Al Browning
850-584-9328 or 850-838-6210
is currently accepting applications for an
Basic computer repair, knowledge of Microsoft
Office products. Full time temporary; will possibly
grow into a regular position after three months.
All applicants are subject to pre-employment drug
screening. All applicants are subject to a criminal
background check by ATF. Bring picture ID and
Social Security card or Birth Certificate and apply
at Employment Connections, 224 North Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida 584-7604.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
Home Every Weekend
3 Immediate Openings
Avg. 2444 miles/weekly
NEW PAY PACKAGE!
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
Experienced hcouse'eeper needed wiih
dependable transportation. Apply in person
at Steinhatchee Landing, Steinhatchee,:
Immediate opening for_
maintenance/grourds person. Full time
w/benefits; 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. -
Flowers Baking Company
Do you want to own your own business? As a flowers:
independent distributor you can own your own business:
distributing high quality named brand bakery products
to major supermarkets, convenience stores, fast food-
accounts and others. If you have a good driving and
credit record, you'may qualify. We are seeking
individuals wishing to establish a career not just looking
for a job.
Please fax or email resumes to 229-226-3717
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
Perry Newspapers, Inc. is currently
This full-time position manages classified
and legal advertisements as well as
answering phones and helping customers
at the front desk. Job responsibilities
include, but are not limited to: answering
phones, greeting customers at the door,
receiving and typing classified ads,
bjjilding and managing the classified
pages, receiving and typing legal
advertisements, maintaining accuracy of
iotRhclassified and legal advertisements,
billing for legals and maintaining proper
records. Candidate must have a H.S.
diploma, be dependable, have typing and
computer skills, be able to work on strict
deadlines and accurately handle money.
Prior experience working with the public a
plus. Position is 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.
Pay is commensurate with experience.
Apply in person or fax your resume. An
additional application is also required.
Perry Newspapers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson
St., 850-584-5513 or 850-838-1566 (fax).
Advent Christian Village
Certified Nursing Assistants! The Advent
Christian Village is looking for FT and PT
CNAs who want to give quality care.
Florida certification required. Great
working environment. Competitive salary.
Competitive benefits for FT positions
include health, dental, life, disability,
savings, AFLAC supplemental policies,
access to onsite daycare and fitness
facilities. EOE; Drug Free Workplace,
Criminal background checks required.
6-pply in person at ACV Personnel
Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00 a.m. until
00 p.m., Carter Village Hall, 10680 CR
S 36, Dowling Park, FL; fax resume to (386)
58-5160; or visit www.ACVillage.net.
Low hiring fiberglass/Gelcote finishers.
Experience preferred but not required.
kpply in person M-F, 8 a.m. Baha Cruiser
goats, Mayo, FL.
SLoaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: March 7
S- Job, Placement .l
I -.Associated Traning Services
23 People needed to lose 5-30 pounds this
month! All Natural, 100% Guaranteed.
The City of Perry is taking
applications for the following
Req: High School Diploma or
equivalency. Valid Driver's License
Salary: $9.88 $13.29 hrly.
Req: High School Diploma or
equivalency. Must have a valid Florida
Driver's License and be able to obtain
a.CDL Class B within 6 months after
Salary: $10.90- $15.40 hrly.
Apply at the City of Perry Personnel
Office, 224 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, FL 32347, (850) 584-7161
'DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Do you have a caring heart for older
Americans?? If yes, we have the place for
you! 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
plus; a proven track record in planning,
budgeting, implementation of program
services and financial responsibility is a
must along with maintaining positive
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, FL32347.
480/7 ( O
Vocational Instructors needed for
Masonry, Electrical and Plumbing
$18.00 per hour
Closing Date 3/17/05
the Department of Corrections is looking for experienced
persons to perform new construction work in the following
trades located at the Taylor Correctional Institution, Perry,
Florida; masonry, electrical and plumbing. Applicants.must
:have knowledge and be familiar with the applicable codes
relative to commercial building construction and must have
the ability to direct the work of others. These are temporary
positions with no benefits.
* A COMPLETED STATE OF FLORIDA APPLICATION IS
REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
- REQUISITION I.D. NUMBER DCCor114 MUST APPEAR ON
ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT
HTTPS://PeopleFirst.MyFlorida.com OR YOU CAN MAIL
YOUR APPLICATION TO:
PEOPLE FIRST STAFFING ADMINISTRATION
PO BOX 44058
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32231
FAX TO: (904) 636-2627
SIF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL PEOPLE FIRST
@ 877-562-7287 OR CONTACT BOB CABRAL, REGIONAL
MAINTENANCE CONSULTANT @ 386-294-4513.
is accepting applications for
a maintenance position on first shift.
The desired candidate will have the following training,
qualifications or skills:
Basic Welding and TIG
Millwright is preferred but not a requirement
Hours are typically 8 per day, Monday through Friday.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits include 10 paid holidays; paid vacation; health
plan inclusive of prescription and dental; 401-K; college or
vocational school reimbursement for employee and
dependent children; life insurance; disability income; credit
association; uniform allowance; discounted product;
Tom's Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
does not discriminate on any basis including age, race,
sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
No applications or phone calls are accepted at Tom's. Please
apply at the Workforce Development Board (formerly Job Service)
Accounting Instructor needed at North
Florida Community College, Madison FL.
Master's degree in accounting with 18
graduate hours in additional discipline
preferred. Experience in use of technology
in classroom highly desirable. Duties:
Teach 15 credit-hours each semester in
accounting and other qualified area.
Candidates chosen for interview will give
sample presentation utilizing instructional
technology. Duties commence 8/1/2005.
Position also requires having established
office hours, participating in department
and College activities. Teaching may be
night and/or dual enrollment courses on
NFCC campus and/or at satellite
Applications to: Director HR, North Florida
Community College, 1000 Turner Davis
Drive, Madison, Florida 32340. Only
complete application packets considered:
letter of interest; resume and application;
copy of transcripts (unofficial okay).
Application available at www.nfcc.edu.
Questions call 850-973-9487. Application
packet must be received by 03/04/2005.
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
ADULT CASE MANAGER #2156
AVAILABLE REGULAR STATUS (40
HOURS PER WEEK) OR TEMPORARY
OPS STATUS (20-40 HOURS PER
WEEK): REQUIRES MINIMUM OF A
BACHELOR'S DEGREE WITH A MAJOR
IN COUNSELING, SOCIAL WORK,
PSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE,
NURSING, REHABILITATION, SPECIAL
EDUCATION, HEALTH EDUCATION, OR
A RELATED HUMAN SERVICES FIELD;
OR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE + 2 YEARS
FULL TIME OR EQUIVALENT
EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS
EXPERIENCING SERIOUS MENTAL
.ILLNESS. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE
REGULAR STATUS RATE $10.75 PER
HOUR/ EXCELLENT BENEFITS OR
TEMPORARY OPS STATUS RATE
$12.92 PER HOUR/NO BENEFITS.
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
N.E., Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Drug-Free Workplace.
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
MDS/Care Plan Nurse
Seeking person with recent successful
experience in MDS and care planning at a
skilled nursing facility in Florida. 60 bed
Facility. Must have ability to efficiently
organize, coordinate, and lead a care
planning process. Put your assessment,
communication, and customer service
skills to use in our friendly environment. It
is unusual for this opportunity to be
available, If you have an interest in this
position, contact Lyn Shine,. Lafayette
Health Care Center, 512 W, Main St.,
Mayo, FL 32066,
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.
A-2-Z Farm Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and lawn services. Call 584-
6737, leave message.
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,
Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
SExterior, Framing. 18 yr. experience. Free
est. Big or small. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer, leave
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
County Wide Household trash collection,
once a week, $20 a month. Call 584-8009
anytime, leave message.
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-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO SIMON
SIMMONS. UNLESS PAYMENT IS MADE ON
1987 OLDS VIN#2G3GR51YOH2306714.
VEHICLE WILL BE AUCTIONED ON THE
15TH OF MARCH AT 9:00 A.M.,AT LARRY'S
TOW AND RECOVERY.
On 2/17/2005, Radio Assist Ministry, Inc.
submitted application to the FCC for
consent to assign construction permit for
a FM translator to Reach
Communications Inc. Translator
rebroadcasts WXVS Channel 211
Waycross, GA and serves Periy, FL on
Ch. 223 with 10 Wafts from US 27 E of
City Limits, Perry, FL.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
CASE NO. 04-814-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RURAL
HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, f/k/a FARMERS
VICTORIA R. GRAHAM; _
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VICTORIA R.
GRAHAM; EUGENE JONES; THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES,
LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF
DOROTHY LEE NASH, DECEASED, AND
ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES,
NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DOROTHY LEE NASH,
DECEASED, OR ANY OF. THE HEREIN
NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR
PARTIES OR CLAIMING TO HAVE Arl,
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO I E
PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under or against the herein'named
Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienprs, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended
to account for the person or persons In
NOTICE OF SALE-
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 16, 2005 in this cause, I will sell
the property situated in TAYLOR County,
Florida described as:
LOT 6 OF BLOCK "B" OF EL RANCHO
SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT OF
SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 122 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 105 El Dorado St., Perry, FL 32348 at
public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, West Side of the Taylor
County 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
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti LaValle
If you are a person with a disability and
you need any accommodation in order,
to participate in this proceeding you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of the
Court, at 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.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL, CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
Case No.: 04-641-CA
WARRIOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT, INC., a
J. REDMON CUMMINGS, an individual
& Rehabilitation Center
B-7 The Taco Times March 2, 2005
Defendant, boundary line of said forty, thence South
NOTICE OF ACTION along the East boundary line of said forty
TO: J. Redmon Cummings 230 feet-to the point of beginning being
18887 U. S. Highway 19 South in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 7
Salem, Florida 32356 East.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; East
foreclose a mortgage on the following 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the
property in Taylor County, Florida: Northwest 1/4 less two and one half
That part of Northeast 1/4 of Northwest acres in the Northwest corner; North 1/2
1/4 lying South of Spring Warrior Creek of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southweso:
less and excepting one acre tract 1/4; South 1/2 of the Northwest,1/4 of thd
described as beginning at a point where Southwest 1/4; and East 1/2 of the
the East bank of Spring Warrior Creek Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4,
intersects the West boundary line of the Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 7
Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of East.
Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 7 has been filed against you and you are
East, and from said point running South required to serve a copy of your written
157.4 feet, thence East 210 feet, thence defenses, if any, to it on RIcardo A. Roig,
North 157.4 feet to the South bank of the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
Spring Warrior Creek, then run 4023 North Armenia Avenue, Suite 400,
approximately North 62 degrees West Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before
along the bank of said creek 210 feet, March 18th, 2005, and file the original
thence run approximately South 17 with the clerk of this court either before
degrees West along the East boundary service on the plaintiff's attorney or
line of said creek one hundred feet to immediately thereafter, otherwise a
the point of beginning; and also less and default will be entered against you fpr
except a one acre tract described as the relief demanded in the complaint or
begin at the Southeast corner of the petition.
Northeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of Section DATED on February 15, 2005.
31, Township 6 South, Range 7 East, Annie Mae Murphy
thence run West 255 feet, thence North As Clerk of the Court
115 feet to the South Bank of Spring By Marti LaValle
Warrior Creek, thence Northeasterly As Deputy Clerk
along said creek bank to the East 2/23, 3/2
Full line of
accessories in stock
-Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
Each week get your hands on
a Taco Times and Perry
News-Herald and get
involved in your community!
Mail your name, address and a check for
$35 (in county) or $49 (out of county) to
P.O. Box 888, Perry, FL 32348, or come by our office at
123 S. Jefferson St. (850) 584-5513
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B;8 The Taco Times March 2, 2005
FWC discourages live ducklings
Give them a stuffed duck!
As the Easter holiday fast
approaches, many parents
contemplate the idea of purchasing
cute little ducklings as gifts for
their children. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) suggests
buying your child the stuffed-
animal variety instead.
Although these mallard ducks
might make nice pets while they
are young, they can live for 10
years or more and quickly
outgrow the cute and fuzzy
stage, .leaving full-size droppings
on your patio and outdoor
furniture, said Diane Eggeman,
FWC waterfowl biologist. When
this happens, parents and children
often grow tired of caring for these
pets and decide to release them
into the wild.
What you may not realize is
that this is illegal and is putting
Florida's native wildlife in
jeopardy. Last July, the FWC
passed a rule clarifying that it is
unlawful to release captive-reared
mallard ducks into the wild. This
rule also requires a permit to buy
or sell mallards in Florida.
One reason for this rule is that
domesticated ducks, once released,
are capable of transmitting
diseases and compete with native
wildlife for food and habitat. The
more important reason is that
releasing these mallards into the
wild threatens the existence of the
Florida mottled duck, a unique
subspecies found only in
These domesticated or feral
mallards are crossbreeding with
the mottled duck, producing
hybrid offspring, Eggeman said.
This is a serious concern and if
not stopped, this hybridization
could result in the Florida mottled
duck becoming extinct.
Wild mallards are migratory
birds, inhabiting Florida only
during the winter months. In the
spring they fly north to breed and
are not present by the time the
mottled duck mating season
begins in Florida. On the other
hand, pet mallards, once released,
do not migrate and will become
established, year-round residents
'of our state, and when they mate
with wild mottled ducks, it
nudges Florida s mottled duck
The Florida mottled duck
population is relatively small,
with the breeding population
estimated at only 30,000-40,000
and already FWC biologists are
saying that perhaps as many as 12
percent of these ducks are showing
genetic evidence of hybridization.
Today, the future of Florida's
mottled duck is uncertain, but the
fate of the subspecies is in human
hands. The solution begins with
not buying children ducks for
Easter and in educating others
about the issues and consequences
of the situation.
For more information on
protecting Florida s mottled duck,
contact one of FWC s waterfowl
offices at (850) 488-5878 or (321)
726-2862, or visit
-Volunteer- members are
currently being sought for the
newly formed Taylor Coastal
Community Emergency Response
"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 Emefgency
-Management and Keaton Beach
Marina, will respond to overdue
boat search and rescues, and
mayday calls- ,
For more information, contact
Padgett at 584-6624 or Keaton
Beach Marina at 578-2897.
Trail association meets
The Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association will
hold its monthly meeting
Monday, March 14, at the
Suwannee River Water
Management District from 7-9
p.m., on U.S. 90 and C.R. 49
(two miles east of Live Oak).
The Mission of Taylor County Health Department
is to promote and protect a healthy community
and environment for the citizens, families, and
visitors of Taylor County.
Family Planning/Birth Control
Well Child Checkup
Chronic & Acute Medical Care
School & Sports Physicals
Child & Adult Immunizations
Environmental Health Service
Healthy Start & MOMCare
HIV Testing and Counseling
School Health Services
Birth and Death Vital Records
Preventative Health Care and Information
County HtaJlh Deparmiunt
Same day scheduling
To make an appointment call:
584-5087 ext. 172. 174, 176
1215 North Peacock Avenue
We accept Medicaid, Medicare
RIDERS OF BIG BEND TRANSIT, INC.
WHO RECEIVE MEDICAID BENEFITS
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
- R.W. MEISSNER
& ASSOCIATES, INC.
US ARMY CORPS OF
SUWANNEE RIVER WMD
216 W. MAIN STREET
PERRY. FLORIDA 32347
PHONE # 850-584-3887
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- Sandra.Bolton Robert Harper
Office Manager Designer
"Civil & Environmental Engineers"
114-B W. Green SI.
Mon Fri.900 a m 5 00 p m
DAILY HOSPITAL SUPPLEMENT
LONG TERM CARE
Joey (Sessionsl Buchanan
Call for an appointment today
(cell) 850-843-8043 (fax) 850-223-1079
Davis-Garvin Agency, Inc.
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Lc'cal Relereri:cei A.. al:at1
25 'ears Ser,,'crig Ihe Soulhreasi
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& TITLE CO.
Owners & Mortgage Title
Title Searches Real Estate Closings
501 N. Byron Butler Pkvy Perry. Fl
Order on the web at:
or call 584-2200
Dr. Michael Walby
Women's Health Centers
of North 3lorida, P.A.
Dr. Anthony Perrin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
W .,,Y Prenaial Cr s
-f 'qrinal Deiiv ..ries
Aid j V Pap Smears
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Monday Frday 8.00 am 500 p m
For an appointment, call
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In March we will be doing
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:--Need an Easter gift? The FWC discourages selecting live ducklings and reminds citizens of
laws preventing the release of these ducks.
Coastal volunteers needed
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