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March 9, 2005 Tree Capital of the South .- 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 10
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tax refunds filed
AARP's tax aide program will
continue to provide free tax
preparation and e-filing at the Taylor
County Public Library every Monday in
March, from 10.anm. to 3 p.m.
Volunteers will also be at the'library
Saturday April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1
"In February alone,'the tax aide,
volunteers have gotten more than
$227,000 in tax refunds for their
clients," coordinator Judy Ferguson
Perry Elks Lodge will host a Drug
Awareness Bike Rodeo Saturday,
March 12, from 10 a m. to noon
The event will be held at the Perry
Elks Lodge facility on Puckett Road
and includes free bike helmets to the
first 125 children who bring their
The bike rodeo will also feature car
seat safety information, a Taylor
County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) K-9
Drug Task Force demonstration at
1030 a.m. as well as other drug
awareness information. bicycle safety
information and child identification
Free hot dogs and chips will be
served for those who attend.
reception to be
held March 17
Cancer survivors are invited to the
2005 Relay for Life "survivorship
reception" planned Thursday, March
17, at 6:30 p.m.
The event will be held at First
United Methodist Church. For more
information, contact Relay for Life
Chairwoman Jamie Clark at 584-4092.
Taylor County will host its 2005
Relay for Life benefitting the American
Cancer Society April 15-16 at the
Taylor County High School track
There is still time to register a team;
please see page B-1 for registration
festival to feature
Area musicians are invited to take
part in a variety of workshops at the
3rd annual Florida State Bluegrass
Festival April 1 and 2 at Forest Capital
Featured classes include: upright
bass with instructors Roscoe Canady
and Alan Collpits; mandolin with
instructors Wes Lee, Ernie Evans and
Bill Foster; banjo with instructors
Bobby Martin, Alan Dalton and Kevin
Decker, and fiddle with instructors
Tommy Slaughter and Trenda Gordon.
For more information, contact the
PerryfTaylor County Chamber of
Commerce at 584-5366.
As part of the City of Perry's gas
pipeline damage prevention program,
residents are asked to "call before
It is the responsibility of the person
or individual in charge of the
excavation to call for line locations
before work begins. Residents should
call Sunshine State One-Call of
Florida Inc., at 800-432-4770. In case
.of a gas pipeline emergency, call 584-
7940. The line is open 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
Religion...page A-7 -
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Commission must still rule on comp plan
Missile-ban amendment rejected
The Taylor County Building and
Planning Board voted 5-1
Thursday to reject a text
amendment to the comprehensive
plan that would prohibit military
missile/bombing ranges here.
The proposed amendment, along
with the planning .board's
recommendation to deny it, will
now go before the county
SCounty Planning Director Danny
Four people were flown from a
crash site Friday, 'while three
others were transported to Doctors'
Memorial Hospital after a car
holding, a driver and six passengers
turned into the. path of an
oncoming pick-up truck.
According to Florida Highway
Patrol Trp. Brian Lundy, a 1998
Ford Escort, driven by Courtney
D.:Allen, 20, was southbound on
Hampton Springs Road,
approaching the intersection of
Courtney Grade, when the driver
"failed, to' ee the' pick-up and
attempted to turn left onto
Lundy said he was' first on the
scene and all seven, who were in
the car, were complaining of
.- Please see page 5
Griner said the North Central
Florida Regional Planning Council
will advertise the issue for public
hearing before the county
commission, probably in April.
After that, another public
hearing will be required with the
commission having to vote on
whether to send the amendment ont
to the State Department of
Community Affairs for final
The land-use amendment is
being initiated by the county
commission in reaction to a request
late last year from opponents of a
proposed military range put
forward by Eglin Air Force Base
Bam blaze pi
.ire claimed a. storage, barn *iM naY afternoon at a residence on Houck Road.
.ii'efighters from the City-of Perry Fire Department, Taylor County Fire/Rescue and the
-. 'ivisionlQf Forestry battled the:fire for more tltan an hour. Volunteer firemen also joined
.tl.fight and also assisted with a lengthy "clean-'up .of the scene.
A November straw ballot issue
saw more than 75 percent of Tayloi
County's voters oppose the range's-
location here. -
The commission followed up the
straw ballot vote with a resolution
that opposed the range. It als.
agreed to seek the land-use change:
The proposed land-use change
states, in part, that a "military
testirig/bombing range is
incompatible with the county's
vision of the future. Military
testing/bombing ranges shall not be.
allowed as a permitted use in any.
land use category."
The landowners most affected by;
the change said recently that they.
"would generally not favor" the-
county creating blanket restrictions.
on uses of land before specific.
projects are proposed.
.. Please see page 5
A 70-year-old transport driver
from Albany, Ga., was killed
Monday morning when a stack of
lumber,fell on him while his truck-
was being unloaded at Cashway-
Building Products on West..
Hampton Springs Avenue.
.Peter Fowler was transported to
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH), where he was pronounced
dead around 9 a.m. by Emergency
Room Dr. Victor Delgado.
An x-ray taken at the hospital
revealed that "practically every rib
and other bones in Fowler's chest-
were broken," Perry Police
Department (PPD) Sgt. Cla Parker
stated in a report of the incident. ,
The accident occurred shortly
after 8 a.m.; when responding
officer Ptl. David Gorby arrived at
the scene he observed a DMH
rescue team administering CPR on
a black male who was surrounded
by a large number of scattered
A Cashway employee told
Gorby that he. was unloading a
bundle of two-by-fours with a'
forklift from the west side of the
trailer when one of the bundles on ,
the back side of the trailer shifted.-
and fell, off the east side, striking:
The forklift driver said he did--
not see or know that Fowler was
standing just a few feet from the
'-, Please see
In between working local wrecks
and other emergency calls, local
firefighters responded to a
structure fire on both Monday and
Tuesday. and Taylor County Fire
Rescue (TCFR) Lt. Carl McAfee
said there may be more because of
"the dryness and the wind we are
On Monday, TCFR and city
firefighters were called to a
structure on Houck Road.
McAfee said that when
firefighters arrived,.two sheds were
fully engulfed and had set the
woods on, fire, burning and
threatening three cars, an airboat, a
tractor and two other sheds.,
closure voted down
The Taylor County Commission
Monday voted down an. effort to
close a river-access road in
Steinhatchee adjacent to Westwind
Fish Camp' after numerous
speakers opposed the plan.
Westwind owner Henry Garcia
made the application to close
Second Street, south of Riverside
Drive. That section of the road is.
about 80 feet wide ard 237 feet
long. Garcia was represented at
Monday's meeting by local
attorneys Mike Smith and Cline
In a letter accompanying
Garcia's application, Moore stated
that the street is only a platted road
and does not provide access to the
river for vehicles.
"The right of way in no manner
benefits the public and there is 'no
parking available to facilitate the
use of the, right of way," Moore
He said it would not be a burden
Please' see page 2
At chamber banquet
Doing What's Right'
Perryraylor County Chamber of Commerce members toasted the
successes in 2004 and celebrated "Unity in the Community" during a gala.
banquet Friday, March 4, at the Perry Elks Lodge.
Against a glittering backdrop of skyline silhouettes, the chamber
recognized its Director's Choice Member of the Year, Burs Funeral Home,
and this year's "Doing What's Right" honorees, Walter Eaton, Donnie
Johnson, Chris Olson and Gil Williams,.
In presenting the Director's Choice award, Williams--who also served as
Master of Ceremonies--said, "This business has been a longtime chamber
supporter, chamber friendand community advocate. Through their support
of many local civic organizations, the March of Dimes, Relay for Life and
countless school organizations, churches and families in the area, this
business has definitely left their mark on Taylor County."
Inpresenting the golden statuettes for the "Doing What Right" awards,
Williams began with Walter Eaton. '
"Walter Eaton has served his community by volunteering for the Red
Cross in Perry. for several years. Not only has he served as the office
; Please see page 3
Together, 11 firefighters worked
to extinguish the blaze, according
to McAfee, and they succeeded.
The two sheds burned with slight
damage to another, but the
vehicles, boat and other two
structures were saved.
On Tuesday, a generator stored
in a shed, caught fire when it
overloaded, threatening to burn a
nearby residence. .
McAfee, Terry WiUstead and Ken
Parker fought the Turkey Oak
"Due to the quick response by
the owners and neighbors, they
really saved a lot, by using water
hoses to help stop the spread of the
fire," McAfee said.
"It was a difficult blaze to
combat because of the long driving
time to get to the fire and the high
winds," he added.
The building where the
generator was stored was burned
down and minor damage occurred
to a nearby camper' trailer;
according to McAfee.
TCFR has answered 16 calls so
far this month and respondedto 35.
in February, McAfee said.
"We respond to fires and
accidents all over the county,"
McAfee added, "but we're very
fortunate that we have a large
volunteer pool to pull from when
"They are a great bunch of men
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Many worked to free Fowler
Continued from page 1
east side of the trailer--directly
behind the second stack of lumber
from the one being unloaded.
The driver said that "as he pulled
the top stack of lumber from the
truck, he could see that the stack
behind it shifted and fell off of the
east side of the trailer," Gorby
stated in his report.
When he went around to check
on the fallen stack of lumber, he
discovered that Fowler had been
hit by boards, which weighed an
estimated 1,500 pounds per
Citizens speak against
'limited public access'
Continued from page 1
on the county to abandon the right
"In actuality, the burden would
be on the county if the-right of
way continued to .exist because of
liability issues with anyone using
this area to access the river,"
-Smith told the commission that
Garcia purchased the marina in
1986. The previous owner had
structures built on that part of
Second Street and had obtained
binding permits to do so.
-"'After the Storm .of the
Century, Mr. Garcia obtained a
building permit and rebuilt,"
-Steinhatchee resident Jim
Zurbrick opposed, the closure
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stating the right of way is
potentially a prime public access
point to the river.'
"Everyday that goes by we have
less public river access," he said.
Bob Morgan reminded the board
that "eight or 10 years ago" the
commission voted to not close
any more roads on the river side of
Jessie I-igh, who is a minister
at a church across the street from
Westwind, encouraged the
commission to keep the road open
for public river access.
Terry Joyner of Steinhatchee
River Keepers agreed.
"Our goal is to have the
neighborhoods in Steinhatchee
adopt these areas and to upkeep
them," he said.
County Commissioner Clay
Bethea said the county owns'21
parcels that access the river.
Brian Goddard spoke in favor of,
the closure stating that putting the
property in private hands would
place if on the tax rolls allowing
the county to have funds for a
public boat ramp in Steinhatchee.
Commissioner Malcolm Page
said he .couldn't vote to give
county property away.
"Some child, some day, may
walk down that road to a public
dock to go,fishing," he said.
Commissioner Jack Brown said
Garcia knew the land was a public
right of way when he purchased
Commissioner Bethea, who'
represents the Steinhatchee area,
said marinas are starting to
disappear off the Taylor County
coast because the land is too
Bethea made the motion to deny
the road closing. It passed
Nearly a dozen men at the scene
worked to free Fowler from the
lumber. Units from the City Fire
Department and DMH Emergency
Medical Services responded to the
911 call reporting the accident.
Fowler was an employee of
Double J Trucking from Albany,
which was a contract hauler for
lumber supplier D&D Wood
"He is really going to be
missed," Double J Trucking owner
James Hadley said.
"(Peter) was more like-family
than an employee. He was my
brother's father-in-law and was just
a good guy. He retired from a local
concrete company locally and
Fowler worked with Double J
for approximately five years; for
the past four years, Perry was a
stop on his regular delivery route
to both Cashway and Weiss
Building Center here.
Red Cross ready to
train new volunteers
The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will be.
conducting a disaster services training blitz for new volunteers at Forest
Capital Hall in Perry. All disaster services training is free.
The following courses will be offered:
--Introduction to Disaster Services (Friday, March 11, 6 p.m.): The
purpose of this three-hour video-based course is to provide fundamental
information about disasters and a community's role in response.
--Mass Care, an overview (Saturday,. March 12, 9 a.m.): Participants
will learn.about the skills and abilities needed b. mass care volunteers
assigned to a local Disaster Relief Operation.
--Shelter Operations (Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m.): This three-hour
course prepares volunteers to effectively manage a shelter as a team to
meet the needs of people displaced by disaster.
--Shelter Simulation (Saturday, March 12, 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.
"All of these courses are recommended for a disaster services volunteer
to be effective. If you are a state of Florida employee, you can receive 15
days of paid disaster leave by becoming an American Red Cross disaster
services volunteer," Director Chris Floyd said.
To register for any of these courses, please call 584-6663 or e-mail
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Magician dons 'straitjacket
Tommy Murrow, left, of Burns Funeral Home accepts the
"Directors' Choice Member of the Year" award from Chamber
of Commerce Director Dawn Taylor.
Dan Simmons, left, was presented the "past chairman"
award for his service to the chamber in 2004 while Gil
Williams was among those recognized for "Doing What's
DOING WHAT'S RIGHT
Continued from page 1
manager of the local Disaster
Services Office, but he has also
coordinated disaster education's
programs in Taylor County. By
interfacing with community
leaders to undertake the American
Red Cross' 'Preparing for the
Unexpected' program, he has
ensured that businesses and
families are prepared for disasters.
During the 2004 hurricane season,
the devotion shown by this
individual toward families and the
entire .community was
outstanding. Heis a true example
of an individual that is 'Doing
In recognizing Johnson,
Williams said, "From donating his
time to ensuring that needy
children can enjoy a special
Christmas, to providing services
to the elderly or just dressing up
like a clown to bring smiles to
children, this individual is a true
example of what 'Doing What's
Right' is all about. He visits the
sick, helps those with problems
that others might shun, picks up
people and takes them to church if
they cannot take themselves,
looks out for the elderly if there is
no one else there to do so."
Olson, who was unable to
attend the ceremony, was
spotlighted for her work in
spurring the restoration of the Old
Depot in downtown Perry.
"Where other people saw an
eyesore, she saw potential. With
the help of .others in her
community, she secured resources
to restore the Old, Depot to its
original form, establishing a place
for all of Taylor County'to enjoy
and, be proud 'of. She has been
instrumental in establishing
events with the Taylor Counly
Horseman's Association and has
helped generate some significant
economic boosts to the local
economy through her tireless
efforts," Williams said.
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Williams himself was honored
for his work with the March of
Dimes and his countless efforts in
supporting a number of other
community events throughout the
Out-going 2004 chamber board
chairman Dan Simmons was
presented the "past chairman"
"Chamber Director Dawn Taylor
said that working .with this
energetic individual was a great
experience this last year. This
award is being given to someone
who definitely met the challenge
as chamber chairman. He gave a
high level of dedication and
commitment to his position and
we are going to miss working
with him," Williams said.
Plaques were also presented to
2004 board members Dr. Michael
Walby, Lisa Arrowood, Don
SLincoln and Charlton Knowles.
Williams also highlighted the
accomplishments for 2004,
--Organizing and overseeing the
Florida State Bluegrass Festival,
which had an estimated economic
impact of $500,000.
--Operating the Taylor County
Small Business Outreach Center,
which assisted with the opening of
three new businesses and helped
countless existing'businesses with
small business issues and
grants that enhance tourism
efforts, help local industries with
technical problems, establish
environmental program for the
community and local schools, and
help promote Taylor County at-
Special guests for the event
were State Representative Will
Kendrick, Steve Larson from
Senator Nancy Argenziano's office
and Danny Collins from
Congressman Allen Boyd's office.
Army Reserve Col. Isadore
Rommes, who recently returned
from tour of duty in Iraq, received
a standing ovation from the crowd.
Entertainment for the evening
was provided by humorist and
magician Fred Becker.
Unsuspecting audience members
were drawn on stage to take part in
the show,'each receiving deserving
The evening wrapped up with a
silent auction and dancing with
music provided by deejay Eldon
Ella Mae Parrish, center, was one of several audience members who took part in the magip'
show presented by Fred Becker, right, and his wife, Kellie.
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A-4 The Taco Times March 9,2005
_ Yao, Shinholser speak to educators
The Taylor Retired Educators
Association (TREA) met on
Monday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in
Golden Corral Restaurant.
Mickey Hatleberg, president,
called the meeting to order with 17
members and two guests present.
The program, "Celebrating
Diversity," was presented by Dr.
Joanna Yao, a local pediatrician,
and Martha Shinholser, a longtime
employee of the Taylor County
School District. Both were
introduced and welcomed by Vice
President Flora Woodfaulk.
Dr. Yao, who is from the
Philippines, and Mrs. Shinholser,
a native of Mexico, spoke about
holiday customs in their native
countries. Each speaker answered
questions from the group.
A business meeting followed
with Virginia Trofemuk, secretary,
reading the minutes of the Nov.
15 meeting and Madeline Moore
.presenting the treasurer's report.
Members were reminded to send a
record of volunteer hours to Ima
Richard right away, and to notate
any hours spent in literacy
volunteering for Trofemuk's
Other items of business
included: information on the
upcoming convention in St.
Petersburg, May 25-27; compiling
Joshua T. Thomas, Joni Elaine Walker
Walker, Thomas to
say vows Saturday
C.W. and Marilyn Walker of Perry announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Joni Elaine, to Joshua T.
Thomas, the son of Randy and Glenda Thomas of Perry.
The bride-elect is employed with the Department of Transportation.
The prospective groom is employed with Big Top Manufacturing.
A March 11, 2005, wedding will be held at 6 p.m. in the First Church
of God on Highway 221 in Perry. All friends and relatives are invited.
Cards of thanks &
The family of Lloyd Nolan
Grubbs would like to express our
heartfelt gratitude to everyone who
visited, brought food, called and
sent prayers on our behalf during
this very difficult time.
We would like to extend a
special thank you to Dr. Khalil
Afsh and associates, his staff, and
Rotech for the.years of dedication ,
and excellent service they
Additionally, we would like to
thank Big Bend Hospice, DMH
Home Health Care, Doctors'
Memorial Hospital, EMS,
HealthSouth of Tallahassee, and
Burns Funeral Home for their
dedication, service and support.
The Family of Lloyd Nolan
The family of Linda M.
Strickland would like to thank all
the people that showed- their
respect for our mother. We would
first like to thank the hundreds of
people who signed the guest book.
Next we would like to thank all
the people who sent food, flowers
and cards of sympathy. We would
also like to thank aU the people ,
that keep us in their prayers.
Finally, a special thank you to all
the people who told stories of how
Linda touched their life in some
special way. We have been truly
touched by the generosity of this
The Family of Linda M.
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Mike and Sue Smyrnios of Steinhatchee announce the engagement of
their daughter, Janalea Mikel, to Garrett Carney England, the son of Gary
'and Connie England of Steinhatchee.
Grandparents of the couple include: the late William and Esther
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Lunch and fellowship followed
with the next meeting scheduled
for March 21 at Main Street Cafe.
"Make plans to attend," urged both
President Hatleberg and Vice
Tonye Yvette Knight and Kenny Koon remind friends and relatives of
their wedding Saturday, March 12, at 6 p.m. in Antioch Revival Center.
A reception will follow at the church.
Amanda Marie Vaughn and Elijah Terrin. Mott remind friends and
family members of their wedding on Saturday, March 12, at the Vaughn
House located at 1131 Vaughn Lane in Steinhatchee. Please call 352-
498-5519 for directions. A reception will follow the wedding.
Angelina Joleen Prado
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of their daughter, Angelina Joleen, on Jan. 31, 2005, at 4:51 p.m. in
The new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 and one-
fourth inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Ronnie and Sherry Sadler of Perry. Maternal
great. grandparents are Nora Lee Sadler and Jeanette Harmon, both of
The baby's paternal grandparents are Cayetona and Maria Prado of
Gainesville, Ga. Paternal great grandparents are Cayetona and Josephine
.Prado of Mexico.
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A-5 The Taco Times March 9, 2005
Economic developer asks:
Would land-use change be unconstitutional?
Continued from page 1
"'Foley Timber and Land
Company has no present interest
in or plans to accommodate a
missile range and is currently not
in discussions to that end," Foley
.President Hal Eastman said. "We
feel that this (land use change)
could negatively affect property
values throughout the county and
create an uncertain economic the planning board Thursday
climate for industrial night.
development." Earle Greene, with Citizens
Against the Missile/Bombing
Foley Vice President Travis Range, is promoting the
McCoy reiterated that position to amendment.
Location, many victims complicate crash
Continued from page 1
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services
Paramedic Laura Guy and EMT
Kelly Simmons arrived on the
scene and gave emergency
treatment to the victims, the
youngest being only one year old.
Firefighters/EMTs Lt. Darian
Brown, Chad Arendale and Cliff
Suber also arrived and began to
help treat patients, while several
members of TCSO arrived and
offered assistance and directed
Lundy said that when it became
apparent that at least four of the
crash victims, would need to be
flown, one problem came to light.
Because of the proximity of the
crash, site to power lines, the
helicopters would not be able to
land at the scene.
"A landowner close to the scene,
John Courtney, drove to the scene
and welcomed either or both of the
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helicopters to use his.property for
Taylor County Sheriffs Office
Inv. Dewayne Bratcher used his
pick-up truck to move AirMedic
One and AirMedic Two's
paramedics from the Courtney
field, approximately three-tenths
of a mile from the crash, back to
the crash site.
There, they loaded four patients
into the back of Bratcher's pick-up
and drove them to the' awaiting
helicopters, where they were all
transported to Tallahassee
DMH EMS transported three
victims to DMH.
The driver of the pick-up, Billy
T. Keen received minor injuries,
but was not transported.
Traynor was charged with
improper left turn in front of
approaching traffic, three child
restraint citations, a citation for no
proof of insurance and a criminal
charge of driving with no drivers
"This was a team effort by
several agencies to ensure those
involved were treated
immediately," Lundy said. "This
was a rigorous crash because of
the location, the number injured
and having three small children
involved who needed medical
assistance. We also owe Mr.
Courtney a debt of gratitude for
allowing us to use his property as
the landing zone.'!
Those flown to TMH included
Traynor, Benjamin D. Wilson, 31,
Alexander M. Hornsby, 1 and
Courtney D. Allen, 20.
Trina J. Spears, 22, Tara M.
Hammonds, 2, and Devon R.
Hammonds, 3, were taken to
He said this week that the
positions taken by several
planning board members did not
"Some of their reasoning is pure
conjecture and discounts the
rigorous process that any proposed
land use amendment must follow
to be considered and approved,"
He added that his group will
now proceed with their case before
the county commission.
"My hope is that the
commission will not allow
themselves to be deterred from
following through with
implementation of this much
needed amendment because of the
opinions of a few people that are
currently serving on the planning
board who appear to have agendas
of their own," he said.
Economic Developer Rick Breer
also spoke out against the change,
stating that the attorney for the
Taylor County Development
Authority has advised that the
comp plan change would likely be
found unconstitutional due to the
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Breer said he was also concerned
with the "military testing" phrase
within the proposed amendment
and its effects on two existing
munitions plants here that
currently employ more than 200
Contacted Monday, Planning
Board Chairman Ward Ketring said
he agreed with Breer and said he
was reluctant to set a precedent
that prohibits land uses.
"What would stop us from-.
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A-6 The Taco Times March 9, 2005
Bulldogs rally to beat Florida High 4-2
The Taylor County High
baseball team evened up its
district record Friday with a
dramatic come-from-behind 4-2
win over longtime nemesis Florida
Florida High scored one run in
the third inning to take an early
lead but the Bulldogs put on a
two-out, four-run rally in the sixth
to go up 4-2 then held on in the
seventh to gain the win.
In the sixth, Alex Kramer beat
out an infield single with two outs
to start the rally. Clint Murphy
then singled and Cody Walker's
line drive to second drove in
Trent Cooke, pinch running for
Murphy, scored the go-ahead run
on Daniel Joiner's single then
David Crews bounced a ball to
short forcing an error and
allowing two more Bulldogs to
In the top of, the seventh,
Florida High scored one run and
had the bases loaded with only
one out before Miguel Parga,
pitching in relief of Rusty Walker,
got a strikout and a flyout to left'to
end the threat.
Taylor County left-fielder
Matthew York made a nice snag
in the seventh to help preserve the
"We played good baseball, did
not make an error, got excellent
pitching and finally got some
timely hits. When you do that you
can play with anyone," Bulldog
Coach Richard Carr said.
Joiner led the 'Dogs at the plate
with two hits followed by Crews,
Kramer, Murphy and Cody
Walker with one hit each.
On the mound, Rusty Walker
got the win holding Florida High
to two runs on two hits. Walker
had one strike out and only gave
Track teams compete
up two walks. Parga got the save
by getting out of a "self-made
jam," the coach said.
"It was a big win for us for
several reasons but to come from
behind to beat a quality team says
a lot for this group," Carr said.
On Monday, Taylor County
traveled to North Florida Christian
to try and makeup a rainout but
came away with the score tied 9-9
as darkness fell on NFC's
unlighted field, forcing suspension
The Bulldogs took an early 2-0,
lead on a base hit by Joey Jarvis
and a long home run by Murphy.
Taylor County exploded for six
runs in the third on back-to-back
homers by Jarvis and Kramer and
another two-run round-tripper by
After three innings the Bulldogs
held an 8-2 lead but NFC whittled
back to take a 9-8 lead in the fifth.
The Bulldogs went down
quietly in the sixth but, needing a
run to tie the game in the seventh,
went back to work.
Cody Walker led off with a
single then reached third on a base
hit by Joiner. Crews then executed
"a perfect" squeeze bunt to score
Walker and tie the game at 9.
In the bottom of the seventh,'
NFC got a runner on third with
one out, and Bulldog pitcher
Rusty Walker intentionally
walked the next two batters to;
load the bases.
Walker, pitching in relief, got
an easy pop-up out then picked the
runner off third to end the threat.
While NFC out-hit the 'Dogs
14-11, Taylor County had four
homeruns in the contest, a feat
seldom seen in prep ball, Carr
said. He also complemented
centerfielder Brian Lynn who
made a "spectacular" play on a
long fly ball that prevented NFC
Cody Walker, Josiah Anderson,
Kramer and Jarvis led the 'Dogs at
the plate with two hits each.
Murphy, Joiner and Crews
contributed one hit each.
On the mound, Parga, Brice
Cade and Walker combined to
give up 14 hits while striking out
eight and walking eight (three
The Bulldogs host Tallahassee-
Godby Thursday then Wakulla on
The Taylor County High boys
and girls track teams participated
in the Jesse Forbes Invitational
Track Meet at Godby High School
Saturday with the boys placing
eighth out of 14 teams while the
girls finished ninth.
In the 100m dash Tradelvan
Whetsel placed third with a time
of 11.19 second while his sister,
Trabrea Hill finished first out of a
field of 35 runners with a time of
Others competing in the 100m
included: Legarrett Blount, 12th,
11.68; Chad Ellis, 21st, 11.96;
Jamar McIntyre, 28th, 12.50;
Tambrika Flowers, 4th, 13.14;
Patrice Brown, 16th, 13.98;
Nakidra Cook, 33rd, 15.52.
Tyrone Nealy broke his
personal best time by placing sixth
in the 1600m run with a time of
4:59. He also placed eighth in the
800m with a time of 2:13 and 12th
in the 3200m with a time of 12:05.
The boys' 4x100 relay team
placed fourth with a season best
time of 43.95. Members of the
team are Blount, Keith Stewart,
Toney Powell and Whetsel.
The Taylor County Middle
School soccer boosters recently
held their annual awards banquet
to celebrate its boys and girls.
The Lady Bulldogs completed
the 2005 campaign with an 8-6-2
record while the',boys finished 9-
%-2 after starting the year 1-6.
SReceiving awards on the girls
team were: most improved Lucy
Leeks and Lindsey Brown; most
aggressive Toni Craighead;
-oaches' award -'Jordan Williams;
3iig play award Lakeidra
The girls 4x100 relay team,
consisting of Hill, Flowers, Brown
and Nakidra Cook, placed third
'with a time of 55.98.
In the boys' 400m Stewart
placed sixth with a personal best
52..63 second. Chad Ellisl was
eighth at 54.52, Ingram 21st at
57.63 and Powell 27th with a time
of 59.99 seconds.
Cook led the girls' effort in the
400m with a 13th place finish and
a time of 1:13.65. Quatarsha.
Davis was 20th at l:17a .and
Tiffany Mitchell placed 26th with
a time of 1:22.12.
In the long jump, Stewart was
eighth at 20.4 feet, Blount 10th at
19-11. Powell 12th at 19-1 and
Ingram 14th at 18-8. Powell'
placed 1lth in the triple jump with
a leap of 38-1.
In the girls' high jump Flowers
finished second at 4-1)0.
In the 200m, Whetsel placed
sixth at 23.05 while Blount was
17th at 24.20 and Jamar McIntyre
29th at 26.52.
Hill was 14th in the girls 200m.
while Flowers placed 19th, Brown
24th and Keisha Jones 27th.
Tumblin; big performance -
Courteney Mincy: outstanding
offensive pla er Savannah
Cantrell; outstanding defensive
player -Alexis Morgan and MVP.
Receiving awards on the boys
team \were: top defensive player -
Jordan Smith; top offensive pla er
Ty Crowley; MVP Caleb
Murphy; coaches' award Jarrod
Robertson: loosen up award -
Tony Southerland: rookie award -
Kevin Bariges and 6th grade.
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15-under baseball tryouts,
registration is March 22-23
SThe Babe Ruth Baseball 15 and
uider league will, hold tryouts and
registration March 22 and 23 at.
The league is for youngsters,
ages 13 through 15, asof August
Players must attend one of the
tryout dates and go through basic
baseball fundamentals. All
participants should bring their
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City Wide Mission
gives Bibles to youth
By B.D. WILLIAMS
The members of Aptioch
Baptist Church Missionary
Society would like to invite you
to their Mission Anniversary
March 19 at 6 p.m. at Antioch
Mission Baptist Church.
The City Wide Mission will
meet Sunday, March 13, at 2:30
p.m. at St. Peters Primitive
Baptist Church, the Rev.
Chester Davis pastor. Mission
Society enrollment is $2 each
and personal enrollment is $1.
Youth directors or teachers are
to come and bring children with
you. They request all youth to
bring their names printed as they
would like to have it written in
their Bibles. City Wide Mission
plans to give out Bibles, but
before passing them out, ar
general pre-introductive lesson
of the Bible will be taught by
Mrs. Corine Howell. Single
parents are also invited if they
have not chosen a church home.
It's important that you come and
bring your children. Missionaries
will be glad to help you. God's
government must be taught and
Sit comes only from the Bible.
First Bethlehem Baptist
Association will be having its
annual banquet at the Student
Center in Tallahassee beginning
at 6 p.m. Saturday. See Annie
M. Parter, B. D. Williams or
Sarah Hall and get your ticket.
The members of New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist
Church extend a city-wide
invitation to everyone to their
Homecoming 2005 activities
beginning with all-day activities
and events at the Jerkins Center
Saturday, March 12, and
continuing Sunday morning with
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and
morning church at 11. The Rev.
Victor Holmes is speaker. There
will be plenty of out-of-town
guests and delicious down home
food. You are welcome to come
A "what-not" yard sale will be
held soon in front of Church of
God of Prophecy on Hwy. 98.
Watch out for the time and date.
All money will be used to
purchase more Bibles. Please
stop by and purchase something.
Contribute from .your business,
from your church or a give a
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The clock continues counting down all the while and every child will
share the long night.
But do the spirits meet again. Why am I still so filled with doubt?
Is my soul everlasting?
And the far distant future when I knew you'd be gone, came too fast
and stays too long.
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The Catholic Church Youth Group will hold its annual fish fry on
Friday, March 11, from 5 until 8 p.m. in the Catholic Parish Hall. You
can dine in or take out. The menu includes fried fish, baked beans, grits
and cole slaw. Donations will be accepted.
Church schedules skeet, turkey shoot
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Eridu invites all youth to a Skeet and
Turkey Shoot on Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. until. "Come for a
day of fun and target practice. Skeet and turkey targets will be provided.
All ages will compete for the grand prize which will be a Butterball
turkey and the title of "BestShow for 2005." Hot dogs and hamburgers
will be served on the grounds.
For directions, call 584-8145 after 5 p.m.
Steinhatchee slates Bible study
On the four remaining Wednesdays in March, the First United Church
of Steinhatchee will hold Bible study sessions on the book of First
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Louise Taylor Louque
Louise Taylor Louque, 92,
died March 5, 2005, in Perry.
lMrs. Louque was a native and
lifelong resident of Taylor
County and she was a member
of -First United Methodist
Church in Perry. She retired
from the Taylor County School
District after working many
years as a teacher and also as an
assistant in the dean's office at
Taylor County Middle School.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Elmore A. Louque.
Survivors include: three
daughters, Carol Hendry of
Perry, Charlotte Bland of Lake
Panasoffkee and Linda Jarvis of
Brewton, Ala.; one brother,
Thomas Taylor of Gilbert, S.C.;
one-ister, Elizabeth Williams of
Terfi essee; six grandchildren;
twq.great grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Fineral services will be held
today, March 9, at 3 p.m. at
First United Methodist Church
in. Perry with interment
following at Woodlawn
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 5 until 8
p.m.i at Beggs Funeral Home,
which is in charge of the
Bert Lee Tolliver
Bert Lee Tolliver, a
construction worker, 68, died
March 5, 2005, in Madison.
A native of Newberry, Mich.,
he had lived in Perry for the past
19 years, having moved here
from Hendersonville, N.C. He
was. a member of the National
Rifle Association and the North
American Hunting Club.
He was preceded in death by
his -parents, George and Thelma
Survivors include; five sons,
Wayne Tolliver of White
Pidgeon. Mich., Kenny Adkins
of Spring Hill, Greg Tolliver and
Bill -Tolliver, both of Grand
Rapids, Mich., and Steven
Adkins of Perry; one daughter,
Deborah Howell of Bay City,
Mich.; six brothers; two sisters;
-12 grandchildren; and 14 great
Graveside services will be
held today, March 9, at 2 p.m.
at New Hope Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home,
which is in charge of the
The Rev. F.T. Rogers, 78, died
Saturday, March 5, 2005, in
Perry. A native of Branford, he
came from Wellborn and had lived
in Perry since 1977. He was a
member -of San Pedro Baptist
Church which he also pastored.
For 13 years, he served as pastor
of Evergreen Baptist Church in
Branford; he also pastored New
Zion Baptist Church in
Greenville, Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church in Wellborn, St. John's
Baptist Church in Madison, and
Burton Baptist Church in Perry.
He is survived by his wife of 56
years, Margaret Evelyn Rogers of
Other survivors include: two
sons, Terry Rogers of Perry and
Danny Rogers of Branford; three
bothers, C.M. Rogers, Clarence
Rogers and Odell Rogers, all of
Lake City; one sister, Ann King
Rogers of Delaware; four
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Funeral services were held at 11
a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, in
Crosspoint Baptist Church with
Sammy Agner, Terry Rogers and
Danny Rogers officiating.
Interment followed in Old
Providence Baptist Church
Cemetery. in Providence.
Family members received
friends on March 7 from 6 until 8
p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home which was in charge of
Emily Taylor Griffin
Emily Taylor Griffin, the infant
daughter of Joshua Griffin and
Heidi Hale of Perry, died on March
Other survivors include: her
maternal grandparents, Melissa and
Thomas Meyer, and Kenneth Jared
and Amanda Hale, all of Perry; her
maternal great grandmother, Carol
French of Perry; paternal
grandparents, Lisa and H.F.
Weaver of Perry; paternal great
grandparents, Dorothy Griffin of
Perry and Alice Weaver of
Jacksonville; and a host of aunts
Graveside services were held
March 7 at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn
Beggs Funeral Home was in
Vera McKinney Williams, a
homemaker, 83, died March 2,
2005, in Thomasville, Ga.
Born in Irwin. County, Ga.,
she lived in Branford before
moving to Quitman, Ga.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Emory W.
.McKinney, and a grandson,
Robert W. Sessions.
Survivors include:. a daughter,
Cheryl M. Sessions of Lake
Bird; three sisters, Merle Smith
of Thomasville, Mae Avery of
Quitman and C. R. Worthy of
Hiawassee, Ga.; two
grandchildren; and three
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Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Juan Rodrigues, Pastor
584-8506, 604 W. Julia Dr.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
with Danny Lundy officiating.
Interment followed in Evergreen
Cemetery in Madison.
Family members received
friends Saturday from 3 until 6
p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home, which was in charge of
Shellie R. Gillis
Mrs. Shellie R. Gillis, 81,
died March 3, 2005, at Brooks
County Hospital in Quitman,
Born in Adrian, Ga., she had
lived in Vidalia before moving
to Greenville 47 years ago. She
was a homemaker and a
Survivors include: two sons,
James Gillis of Shady Grove
and Ronald Gillis of Perry; three
Liesemeyer of Panama City,
Judie Giddens of Quitman and
Deranda Bishop of Greenville;
two brothers, Jack Foskey and J.
C. Foskey, both of Greenville;
three sisters, Eileen Strickland
of Vero Beach, Lucile Morris
of Eridu and Lorraine Hampton
of Wacissa; 17 grandchildren;
and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held.
Sunday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m.
in Greenville Baptist Church
with interment following in
Evergreen Cemetery in
Family members received
friends Saturday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home
Madison Chapel, which was in
charge of the arrangements.
S p Happy Birthday "Jessie"
Sa MArch 11, 2005
InI Memory of Jessie Dobson
When you were here in this world of sickness, sorrow,
trouble and death, it was just a resting place. Sometimes
the road of life seems long as we travel through the years
B" and sometimes hearts are broken and eyes brim with tears.
SThere were times you faltered in weariness and almost sunk
by the wayside, but God saw you were getting weak and
so He leaned down and whispered to His child to come on
home to stay where it will be peaceful, joyful and always full
We love you. ..
but God's will had to be done, so you went on home.
Your wife--Verdie Dobson and children
Happy 7th Birthday
Brian 5 years old Nov. 10
Jordan 4 years old Oct. 23
I love you very much with all my heart.
Grandma Nancy Roberts, Daddy Kevin Roberts,
Granny Bette Granthum. Aunt Terri
Cousins--Phillip & Elizabeth Granthum
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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 Tubs. 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 nopn
to 1 p.m.; 584-2146. Thursday at 6:30
for beginners meeting with regular
meeting at 7 p.mr.'
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-FoleyAirport.
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 Thulsday
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,
Keaton Beach Business &
Community Association meets each
2nd Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. at the
Keaton Beach Hot'Dog Stand..
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's MainStreet Cafe:
La Leche League International: 2nd
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County 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,
Lymah Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village onC 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. '
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
Perry Garden;Club: Palmetto Circle,
2nd Mon., 7 p.m.; Pine Tree Circle, third
Wed., 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187:'1st, 3rd Wed., 7
p.m., Masonic Hall,
Perry Lodge '123, F&AM, first and
third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m..
Perry.Woman's Club 2nd Wed.,
-noon (Sept. -. May; subject to change).
.. Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs., 7 p.m.
(club house on Courtney Road)
Planning Board: 1st. Thurs,, 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office),
Republican Party of Taylor County:
To keep abreast-of Republican news, e-
mail Tommie Stanaland at
email@example.com or call 584-8815,
'RotaryClub: 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 arr,m I,: 12 noon, courthouse
.Sons of Confederate Veterans
rTeilt fourlh 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
AuthoritW: 2nd Mon.; 5 p.m. at Chamber.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, 2nd Tues., 5:30
p.m., Roorr 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society:
3rd Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat., 10
am. Arena located on Rishnr) Blvd.
Taylor T county Leaaership Council:
2nd and 4th Friday, 7 p:m., Jerkins .
2005 Team Recruit the most teams and
Local community members are
being challenged by American
Cancer Society volunteers to see
who can recruit the most teams for
the Relay For Life of Taylor.
The "2005 Team Challenge" is
underway March 8-17, and the
participant who 'recruits the most
teams will receive recognition at
the event and receive a special
Relay For Life denim jacket.
More information will be
available at 'the team captain
meeting scheduled this week at the
First Presbyterian Church.
The'Taylor Education Foundation has awarded four mini-
grants for $250 each. Shown are (top. photo) Ruth Harvey.
accepting a check from Clyde Cruce for her "Remembering
the Past" grant. In the bottom photo, Cathy Hagberg of Perry
Primary School, is shown accepting a-check from Cruce for.
her "Survivor: Florida Writes" grant. .
receive recognition, jacket
Steinhatchee Striders, Conquerors
For a Cure and Friends United For
a Fight. A Relay team is made up
of 10 to 15 members who commit
to raising at least $1,000.
To qualify for the "2005 Team
Challenge," participants must
recruit a minimum of two teams
during the team blitz. Teams must
submit a $100 registration fee and
a completed Team Commitment
Form to Nelson, noting which
community member recruited
"Relay For Life is a celebration
of hope for a future without
cancer," Nelson said. "We'd like to
have all sectors of our community
well represented at Relay.
If you have been considering
having a Relay team or want to
become a walker on an established
Relay team, now is the time. We
also plan to have a Walk-On Team
for anyone who is interested in
coming out for a few hours to
participate but doesn't have a
Relay For Life is an 18-hour
team fundraising event where-
participants walk around a track:
relay style and camp out-
overnight. Teams of cancerE-~
fighting enthusiasts will gather aE
the Taylor County High School
track on April 15-16 to show their
support and dedication to fighting
this disease. With a theme of
"Relay's Gone Hollywood," teams
are asked to represent any movie
or TV show of their choice with
their team campsite and costumes.
For more information, call
Nelson at 838-2798 or e-mail her
"In previous years, Taylor has
earned nationwide recognition for
our successful Relay For Life
events," said Team Development
Chair Susan Nelson. "Our goal is
to proudly represent our county in
the fight against cancer, and we
need your-help to do that."
With a local goal of 30 teams,
there are currently 11 registered
Relay For Life teams, including
Kiwanis #1, St. James Episcopal
Church, Rotary, Buckeye,
Logging For a Cure, First United
Methodist Church, Friends of
Survivors, Kiwanis #2,
Rolling named as
Tedrick Rollings was recently
selected as .the 2005-06 chair of
the F AMU/FSU College of
Engineering Student Chapter of
the American Society of
In addition, he was selected as a
Florida A&M University
Ambassadors serve as
representatives for the university,
plan university events, host
presidential functions, host events
for ,other organizations, recruit
students for the university anid
travel with (college) president.
Rollings was also among 180
students recently inducted into
FAMU's White and Gold Honor
Society, an organization of college
juniors and seniors who are.
selected "for their superior
scholastic ability, leadership skills
and dedicated service to the
university and the greater
The junior mechanical
engineering scholar also served as
emcee for FAMU's three-day
industry cluster meeting and had
the opportunity to speak wit-h
CEOs from across the country.
Valedictorian of his 2002 Taylor
* County High School graduating
class and a Florida A&M
University "Life Gets Better"
Scholar, Rollings, is the son of
William and Estic Rollings of
He has received several offers for
internship with major corporations
for 2005, following up internships
with the University of Minnesota
in 2003 and Eli Lilly Inc. in
By BOB CHILDS
Taylor County Manager Buddy
Humphries discussed the topic of
code enforcement, a subject which
the Board of County
,Commissioners is currently
dealing with in its efforts to
enhance the appeal of the
community in the eyes of the
prospective businesses as well as
visitors and residents alike.
The speaker opened the decision
by posing the question to the
group, "Can people do what they
want with their own property?" He
remarked that the public is divided
on this issue although the majority
favors- controls which will
promote an uncluttered
He announced that in 2003, the
county adopted such controls in
the form of an ordinance which
deals ih topics as the proper
handling of: 1) abandoned
property; 2) residue which can,
only be described as junk on one's
lot; 3) litter, such as non-
functioning equipment or tools;
and 4) unserviceable vehicles and
their parts such as tires and other
articles which are deemed to
diminish the value of the property
as well as other's property in the
Humphries stated that the
ordinance alone would not
accomplish the intent accordingly,
the commission deemed it
necessary to hire an enforcement
By EMMANUEL NICHOLSON
Your Capitol Bureau
Taylor County has requested
from the Florida Legislature
$11,175,778 to pay 10 projects.
The projects include: Woods Creek
water project ($2,944,000); Taylor
Coastal Communities Centralized
Wastewater System Phase 2
($1,900,000); Forest Capital Halli
($1,706,778); Taylor County
Sports Complex ($1,500,000);
Taylor County administrative
offices ($1,400,000); Keaton
Beach canal dredging ($784,000);
Perry Community Water System
Pilot Program ($50,000); Keaton
Beach Fire Rescue facility
($750,000); Wilder Creek drainage
project ($20,000); and Hodges
Park playground ($121,000).
While it's too early to tell how
much money Taylor County may
get, Representative Will Kendrick
said he will have a more
.reasonable timeline when the
Legislature is in session.
The Florida Legislature will
convene March 8 for its 60-day
regular session to create the state's
"At this junction, it's too
early," Kendrick said. "We are not
far enough into the process."
Melody Cox, grants coordinator
for Taylor County, doesn't think
the county will get the money it
needs. One project she believes
will not be funded is the Taylor
County administrative offices.
However, she said she believes the
Forest Capital Hall and Keaton
Beach canal dredging will be
Taylor is one of the poorest
counties in the state, Cox said.
officer td assess the situation and
work with the public in effecting
changes which will bring about a
better understanding of the new
ordinance and its intended impact
on the community.
He mentioned that the
commission decided to start the
task by announcing that the
position would be considered as
part-time and they set aside the
sum of $53,000 to fund the office
with the purpose in mind of
promoting compliance with the
ordinance, thus avoiding the need
for enforcement if at all possible.
He announced that such a person
was chosen to fill that position,
namely, Don Love, and he has
been "on the job" for six weeks.
Humphries emphasized that
adoption of the code, was
influenced by public outcry for a
more aesthetically pleasing place
to live as well as the improved
public safety and health aspects of
such an environment. He pointed
out, however, that many people
are not disposed to compliance
with the ordinance, making such
statements as, "It's my property"
and "I'll do what I want with it!",
while others simply state that they
cannot afford to clean it up. He
added that these feelings add to
the frustration of the effort, but the
commission realizes that the best
interest of the general public will
be served by moving in the
direction of code enforcement,,
hopefully on a voluntary basis.
"The county consists of 85 percent
A majority of the county land is
state-owned. The county cannot
collect, any more tax revenue
because' there is nothing else to
tax, Cox added.
Kendrick said the rural counties
need to do a "better job" of
marketing their projects to the
Being able to choose the right
to begin on
Digital photography, grant
writing, languages, child care, art
and computer courses are just a
few of the online courses now
available from the Community
Education department at North
Florida Community College.
NFCC is partnering with ed2go,
the world's single largest provider
of online learning opportunities,
to offer more than 290 online
courses in 30 different subject
All courses are available in six
week intervals with this month's
session beginning March 16..
Following sessions begin April
20, May 18 and June 15.
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week online course from ed2go is
Taught by a seasoned professional
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North Florida Community:
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computer every Thursday at 8:30.'
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the NFCC.
Technical Center, on the Madison.
Persons taking the tests will b.e
required to register in NFCC.
-Student Services, 24 hours before
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) will be given at NFCG i
on Monday, March 14 and 28 at:
6 p.m. and Tuesdays, March 15
and 29 at 1:30 p.m.
state agency to push the county
agenda is key. A state agency,
then, can include a county's
requests in the agency's annual
budget request to the Legislature.
"The money is given to th:
agencies and they give it out to
whom they think need it," saidi
Gloria Van Treese, of thfi
Department of Agricultural an.i
is left behind," said Suzie Godfrey.
"Getting started is easy. First
visit the Online Instruction Center
at www.ed2go.com/nfcc. Then -
click the Orientation link and
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Orientation will provide important
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Students wishing to enroll in
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For more information contact
Godfrey, N L CommuniL y
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Humphries speaks on code
enforcement to Kiwanis Club
Locals hope so
Legislature to fund 10 projects?
I I ill I
'Citizens' look to county
to approve amendment
Re: Bombing Range Land Use
Last Thursday night, the County
Planning Board met and
conducted the first public meeting
on the proposed Comprehensive
Land Use Plan amendment to ban
military bombing ranges in Taylor
County. This amendment was
requested by the County
Commission, as a responsible
action to implement the expressed
will of the people of our county
on this issue. Currently there is
nothing in the County Land Use
Plan or permitting process that
would in any way restrict or
prevent either the military or a
private concern from using land
anywhere is our county for such a
use. The language of the proposed
amendment simply states, "The
SCounty shall prohibit the use of
Sany land within the
unincorporated area of the county
for a military missile
testing/bombing range., Such use
is incompatible with the County
vision of the future. Military
missile testing/bombing ranges
shall not be allowed as a permitted
use, special permit, or special
exception in any, land use
category." Having this language in
our Land Use Plan would give us
some measure of control to restrict
this specific undesirable use of
::After hearing public comments.
the Planning Board closed the
meeting and after a short
discussion voted against the
amendment. Reasons given by a
couple of the board members for
taking this position did not make a
lot of sense. One concern was that
the wording would apply to other
ordinance-related businesses. It
:-was clearly shared before their
Vote that the proposed language
Shad been reviewed by these
businesses, and they saw ,no
'problem with it. Another reason
given for the vote had to do with
Sthe fear of setting a precedent that
i would unleash a barrage of other
requests for countywidebanning of
:of other land uses such as cell
.towers, etc. This reason is pure
onjecture and discounts the
rigorous process that any proposed
1and use amendment must follow
to be considered and approved.
J._There is a defined process in" the,
Land Use Plan regulations, which
identifies the areas that need to be
considered when evaluating a
p proposed change. This process did
t not-appear to be followed in any
Sway, shape, or form. Needless to
-say, this unsupportive vote on the
--part of the Planning Board was in
--complete disregard to the
-uniqueness of this need, the
: expressed will of the
overwhelming majority of the
citizens of our county, and the'
.direction of the County
SCommission on this issue.
SFortunately, the Planning Board
does not have the last say on this
matter. This proposed amendment
*> : ... ,,::
along with the Planning Board's
recommendation will now go back
to the County Commission where
our Commissioners will make a
final decision on this matter. My
hope is that the Commission will
not allow themselves to be
deterred from following through
with implementation of this much
needed amendment because of the
opinions of a few people that are
currently serving on the Planning
Board who appear to have
agendas of their own. We are
depending on our Commissioners
to continue to do what is right for
the people of this county. The
last thing we need right now is to
appear like we are "flip flopping"
again on this issue.
Commissioners, we are depending
Citizens Against The
Coach recalls his
Editor's Note: The following letter was
submitted by Dennis Kizziah upon his
resignation as head coach of the Taylor
County High School football team. He
entitled it, "The Heart of a Coach."
In June of 2001, with a job
awaiting me in Gulf County, I
suddenly had a change in plans. I
was offered the head football job
at Taylor County High School. In
the four years that I have spent
as head football coach, the road
has been extremely bumpy at
times and like an expressway in
others. Along the way the Lord
has tested me and blessed me in so
I've 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, so on,
and so on. My greatest reward is
to know these young men, and
women went on to become solid
My philosophy of coaching was
set early in my career. Winning
was and is important but not
overwhelming. The most
important job I have is to teach
self-esteem, strong character, and
to work together with a common
goal to accomplish these things
and winning will take care of
Coaching in my opinion is one
of the last strongholds for
discipline in our society. We hear
the term "role model" used time
and time again in life or on
television. For me, I woke up
every morning to my role model,
sat down at the breakfast table
with him and talked sports. My
father instilled in me the
importance of hard work, setting
goals and the simple values of life.
In today's social makeup, I
understand that very few young
men are as lucky. If in some way a
coach can fill this need, it is his
responsibility not only to do so but
also to set an example that will
guide them to be contributing
citizens to our society, Sometimes
this means taking a hard stand on
issues that may arise, but if fair
and consistent to all individuals
involved it can be accomplished.
To reach this point and time in
my life, I have been fortunate to
4ia'v6.4 t \-ie' ho is involved as
much as myself, and two
daughters who were able to
understand the difference between
"Coach" and "Dad." With this in
mind, I hereby submit my
resignation as Head Football
Coach and Athletic Director at
Taylor County High School
effective July 1, 2005.
'Fan' salutes writer
In response to the article
published in last Friday's Perry
newspaper about "Miss Annie"
Rice, by her granddaughter, what a
S. Renee Michaels is an-
excellent writer--her story about
her grandmother was tremendous--
touching, right to the heart of the
matter. I especially enjoyed her
descriptions of Perry and her
memories surrounding her
grandmother an- her life. You go
girl! Hope you write more later--I
know that I am not alone in
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not the Taj Mahal
Re: War Memorial for Taylor
A veteran I know asked me how
I felt about the war memorial, He
knows, me and mentioned the fact
that I'm not afraid to "speak out."
I do that all righl--sometimes. out
of turn, but why not?
We talked about monies
collected. Some families donated.
some couldn't afford to donate.
Some wanted their money back.
Others feared a "junked up"
First of all, our veterans 'should
not have to go through this.
Furthermore, all veterans should
be recognized, whether they have
money or not. Veterans should
have to pay nothing (it is our
tribute, and honor to them!) Their
families have gone through too
I'm all for the veterans. But we
do not have to erect a "Taj Mahal"
of a monument in Taylor County.
Why not keep it simple and in
good taste? A beautiful park all
can enjoy. Honor them all!
Have you seen what they did in
Madison County? They already
have the, Four.Freedoms and a
Civil War memorial plus an "old
Block House" in the park. They
put nice wall plaques on the
Courthouse grounds honoring all,
and it can be added to as necessary.
The Washington Memorial is a
simple standing monument. But
it stands with dignity in straight
vertical line. Also, wall plaques
are used for honored military (a
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number three and asked
seriousness: "Have you not s
paper that's due Monday?"
"Well,. I've tried," she said.
and read, and read., I just c
how to get into it."
S"Is this the same paper
about four weeks ago when I
"Yes ma'am," she said as
"And in four weeks, yo
found time to hit one keyst
it?" I asked.
"Oh, I've hit 'em," she said
deleted 'em. I just can't get
it. Please, oh please, will you
After a couple' of detours
home, she found us at he
Tallahassee on Saturday.
sweetness and light. I didr
the paper and neither did sh
Until the way home.
"I really need your help,
"This is an important part c
and I really, really need your
Well; with that sentence, I
I am, after all, paying for tuiti
course, need her to make g
Do you know
By SUSAN H.LINCOLN
itement. and get a good job and live a good life.
bout it. I knew, of course, that I was about to
:he college- spend the rest of my waking hours in
the midst of innocence and
I you said experience, and in the good company
ore good of William Blake.
telephone Until 10 p.m. on Saturday, we
dissected sentences and wondered
a lilt of about imagery. She had hit the halfway
mark of three pages and I was
g for you," completely out of brain cells. After
used-car- church and lunch on Sunday, we
hold read studied Blake's verse again, with her
Innocence' pounding on the keys until 4 p.m. when
[,think you I threw her and her six-page paper in
the car headed back toward a school of
eral ways I higher-learning.
In between the songs of William
at she had Blake, I had done four loads of her
something laundry--none of ours. Then I sent
back half the food in our pantry since
that she we didn't have time to grocery shop for
aid in her her in our quest for literary security.
She left with my peace of mind, my
. about her food, my thoughts and a part of my
g habits. .heart.
rnse one or I waved goodbye and collapsed on.
behind door the couch. As mothersdo, I mentally
with all navigated her four-hour trip back to
started that college. Then I was completely
exhausted and ready for bed.
"I've read, When the alarm went off Monday
can't decide morning, I seriously considered calling
the sheriff's office or the police
you knew department, to report a Missing
saw you?". Weekend.
sweetly as "So when do you last remember
seeing your weekend?" 'the officer
ou haven't would ask.
:roke about "I remember thinking on Friday that I
was glad it was the weekend. That's
d, "and I've the last thought I remember having
Started on until Sunday night when I asked the
Helpp" son, 'Where's your notebook? Did I
on her way pick you up at school Friday? Is it in my
r brother's car or Dad's truck?'"
game in "Don't worry ma'am, you're going to be
She was okay. You can go back to work today."
't bring up Robert Blake was certainly qualified
e. to contrast the state of the soul from
innocence through experience, but- as
she said. a sequel, I would suggest the Songs of
)f my grade Agony which emerge when parents
help.:' must regurgitate his works to birds who
:'m hooked. have left the nest but come back, ever
ion. I do, of so often, for food, shelter and a paper-
;ood grades to-go. __
B-3 The Taco Times March 9,2005
Small ads...big deals
FOR RETOIE S
Moving sale. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until. No
early birds please. Furniture, TV, misc.
106 Seminole Rd., just off Plantation in
Florida Marine will be having a yard sale
Saturday. Lots of stuff, also you can bring
your own items and tables and set up for
free. We will be doing this every weekend.
1 miles down Beach Road. Any questions,
call Angie at 584-8105.
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
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, clbseouts, big
or small. Now taking consignments. Third
Generation Auction Service, 352-356-
0721. AB#2424: AU#2548.
Ford F150 camper top, sliding glass
windows, hinged rear window, coast $450,
will sell for $150. Kawasaki 300 four
wheeler, electric start, good condition,
$1,500. Magic Chef electric stove, all
burners and oven in good condition, $100.
Queen Anne style BR furniture: dresser,
5 drawer chest of drawers, 2 night stands,
head board. Also, grandfather clock. Call
Squire II Bass Guitar by Fender with small
Peavy amp and case. Good condition.
Computer parts & accessories, many new
items, too many-to list, $100 takes all.
578-2230 or 838-9670 (cell).
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
-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
HOUSE FOR SALE
Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
Call for appt. 584-5454
4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house for sale, All
brick, 3 yrs old $250,000 obo. Call 838-
House lor Sale
710 W Green Streel, Perry, FL. 2,194 sq
ft., 4 bedrooms/ 1.5 baths. $55,000 or.
make offer. Call 850-402-2475 :
Find o iut what Taylori
County is all about...
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization at 800 West Ash Street, site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for Information.
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.
Boarder wanted in my house. Bedroom,
living room, private bath, furnished. 584-
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
SFor Basic to Market renters. 1, 2, cr 3 BR
HC and Non HC accessible apartments.
HUD vouchers considered and rental
assistance maybe available. Equal
Housing Opportunity. Office hours are
8 00-5 00 Mon.Thurs. Ca1'.850-584-5668,
709W. Church Si, Perry FL 32348. TDD
2 B/R mobile home, central heat/AC, total
electric, located 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.
1 -bedroom mobile home, furnished,...
AC/heat,. utilities included. 1 or 2 personS
only. No pets. $125/wk, $125 deposit Call
223-2570 (day) or 578-2047 (night).
Small 2 bedroom, 1 bath block home for
rent $295 per month. st & last, $100
security deposit Just outside city limits.
Southern Villas of Peny
Looking For Applicants!
HUD vouchers accepted 1 & 2 BR HC and
non-HC accessible apartments Ofice
hours are 8 00 to 5 00 Mon-Thurs. Call
.850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett'
A Bd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. 8 cyl.,
clean low mileage. Call Jim 584-7732
(daytime) or 584-4428/ (nights and
S2001 Kawasaki motorcycle Vulcan Drifter
800cc, 1,300 miles, saddle bags,
windshield, lots ol chrome, new condition,.
1995 Chevy Tahoe, electric windows and
locks, leather seats, clean and good
11995 Cadilac Coupe Deville. White, low
-miles, this is an excellent car. 584-6879
1999 Chrysler LHS, loaded with
..everything. Heated leather seats, power
. Windows, cruise, CD & cassette player,
SAM/FM radio, excellent condition. $9,500,
2004 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab, 5.3 Itr.
V-8, 20,000 miles, AM/FM/CD premium
sound system, towing' package, fully
electric with paint matching leer camper
shell (red). $22,500. 850-223-3112. Call
any time. No blemishes, excellent
2004 Toyota 4 Runner SR5 Sport Edition
(white), 20,100 miles, AM/FM/CD premium
sound system, towing package, power
moon roof. Fully electric including back
door and glass. $29,000 or take over
payments..850-223-3112 ,No blemishes,
1992 Lincoln Townar loaded light blue
good condition. $3,000. 58 -17777.
'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.
171/2' Sportscraft V-hull Bowrnder, 130 hp
Yamaha, runs good, needs 2 head
gaskets, $1,600 obo. Call 584-8687, leave
message if noanswer.
B. eagles, 6 weeks old, 2 male, 5 female,
been wormed. $50 each. Call 584-4374,
Registered AQHA 2 year"'dld filly,
excellent breeding, $900. Other horses
also available. 850-948-4869.
Goats for sale. 850-223-3112.
Wanted: Mobile home windows, doors,
siding, steps, etc. Reasonably priced. Call
AVON 2005 Sign-on Special! Only $5.
Limited time. Earn $300 bonus. Call Terrie
at 843-1285 or 584-8463.
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
a driver's license Call 584-8603.
NEW SALON OPENING SOON
Hair stylist booth rental available Very
reasonable weekly/monthly rent. Serious
inquiries only. 584-2431 after 6 p.m.
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.
Apply in person at ACV Personnel
.DepartmentMon thri;,Fri,,':0,0O a m urili
4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall, 10680 CR
136, Dowling Park, FL; fax resume to (386)
658-5160; or visit www.ACVillage.net.
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.
Now hiring fiberglass/Gelcote finishers.
,Experience preferred but not required.
Apply in person M-F, 8 a.m: Baha Cruiser
Boats, Mayo, FL.
Is taking applications for the position of
Must have Class "A" CDLs
Experience needed loading & unloading
tracked & rubber tire machines
S Salary & Benefits
If interested, call 850-584-9200
Flint Equipment Co. is a Drug Free WorkplaceJO
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
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL PEOPLE FIRST
@ 877-562-7287 OR CONTACT BOB CABRAL, REGIONAL
MAINTENANCE CONSULTANT @ 386-294-4513.
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,
Building and managing the classified
pages, receiving and typing legal
Advertisements, maintaining accuracy of
both classified 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).
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 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.
Park Attendant for TCBCC -temporary
(April Sept.); part time (days and hours
vary); Maximum of 30 hours @ week.
Minimum qualifications: Must have
Knowledge of simple arithmetic and
English sufficient to maintain admissions,
cash receipt books and related reports.-.
Ability to deal with public effectively,
Courteously and represent Taylor County
in a professional manner. Ability to work
independently and perform light manual
labor. Beginning salary $6.56 / hr. No
EOE/ADA, 'Drug Free Work Place, Vet.
Pref.. Apply at Taylor One-Stop Career
Center, 224 N. Jefferson Street, Perry,
Florida 32347. Position open through at
least March 18, 2005 or until filled.
Day Camp Counselors- Temporary/Part-
time for the TCBCC 4-H Program.Min Mm -
Qual: Must have exp. working-with
children ages seven and up in a :day-
camp, school or daycare environment. '
Must be able to plan, organize arid
implement various day camp activities
and programs. Preference will be given to -
certified teachers, certified lifeguards or
experienced swimmers. Positions
available in Perry and Steinhatchee. Avg, .
of 29 hrs/week thru first week of Aug.
Salary range $6.18-$10.08/hr. (Higher-7
salary range for certified teachers) High .
School diplcma or GED preferred (t igh':'
school students may be considered-'if -
qualified) EEO/ADA. Drug Free Work .
Place. Apply at the Taylor One-Stop.--
Career Center, 224 N. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida 32347. Position opentuntil "
Home every 5 to 7 days
Avg. $2500 ro $2800/wk
Health Ins/Direct Deposit
Must.have 2 years OTR exp.
Valid CDL-A with Haz and Tank end
Kennel Technician (par-t ving 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
Vaccination. Salary is in pay grade 1;
beginning $6.00/hour. EOE/ADA, Drug
Free Work Place. Apply at Taylor One-
Stop Career Center, 224 N. Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Position
opened through at least March 9th or-until
Experienced housekeeper needed with.
dependable transportation. Apply in person
at Steinhatchee Landing, Steinhatchee,
Must have good Class A CDL License.
Good pay. Between $500 $600 per week.
Contact Al Browning
850-584-9328 or 850-838-6210
& Rehabilitation Center
is accepting applications for
a maintenance position on first shift.
The desired candidate will have the following training,
qualifications or skills:
Strong Mechanical Experience
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)
FOR SALE BY OWNER
2 bedroom, 2 bath frame board
and batton cypress house
located at 516 W. Wilcox St.
Central heat & air, insulated
windows, two brick fireplaces.
Lots of character. $75,000.
Shown by appointment.
584-4886 or 584-9489
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2005
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
242 Arthur Padgett Road
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2005
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Highway 90 West Madison, Florida
B-4 The Taco Times March 9, 2005
LINEMAN POSITION AVAILABLE
Tri-County Cooperative, Inc. has an
opening for a full time lineman/lineman
trainee in the Steinhatchee, Florida District
location. .The position is full time with full
employee benefits. The successful
applicant shall be required to live'within 15
minutes response time of Steinhatchee
PJease send resume or completed Tri-
CotifUty Electric Employment Application
on or before March 18, 2005 to:
Tri-(-unty Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Mads.on, FL 32341
Tri-County Electric Cooperative is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug
.'Applications are being taken for
._ the following positions:
Requirements: 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 employment.
*Salary: $10.90 $15,40 hrly.
S -i (Sanitation Division)
-Req: Valid Florida Drivers License
and be able to obtain a CDL class B
.7' license within 6 months after
: Salary: $8.12 $11.47 hrly.
-Applications are available at. the
S CITY OF PERRY
Personnel Office .
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
: (850) 584-7161.
D RUG FREE WCjRIPLACE
SECQAL OPPCjRi.iriTTI EMF'LOER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
S 10pm-6am LPN
and PRN Position
Seeking individual Ior fullime position
Shift differeniial Must like being a hands-
on leader Must have history of being able
to luncilon at high level with minimum
-direction. and excellent attendance Also,
seeking person with flexibility to assistt to
.cover the scheduled days oil cr full-time
staff and for call in assistance. Must have
-history of er'cellent attendance Contact
Lyn hine Lafayette Health Care Center.
512W Main St. Mayo. FL. 386-294-3300.
Driver. GOOD & PLENTY
S' 36 start 14 days off
Singles, Studenls & Teams
Gebrgia-Flonda Bark and Mulch is looking
-for a secretary. Dutes answering phones,
accounts payable accounts receivable
-computer literate All applicants must be
able to put in 40 hours per week 5 days a
-week For more information, please call
Susan or Eric at 850-584.4807.
Data entry clerk needed for full service
S-marina 'located in Steinhaicnee, Florida
; Position will consist of approximately 25-
35:fours weekly Individual should have
some understanding of bookkeeping and
-office procedures Please apply in person
at 322 Riverside Drive (Sea Hag Marina)
SSteirihatchee No phone call please
A, ITE M IlONI Work from Home.
S$500-$4.500/month Part-lime or Fulltlime.
1-888-223-0829 www.income386 corn
Exercise your eyes.
Exercise your brain.
Find a personal trainer.
-- Get in shape...
Just by reading t/h
Immediate opening for
maintenance/grounds 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.
23 people needed to lose 5-30 pounds this
monthly All Natural, 100% Guaranteed. Call
today for your FREE Electronic Health
1-888-458-4157 www. health386.com
Driver- SE Regional
Home Every Weekend
3 Immediate Openings
Avg. 2444 miles/weekly
NEW PAY PACKAGE!
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
LINEMAN POSITION AVAILABLE
Tri-County Cooperative, Inc. has an
opening for a full time lineman/lineman
trainee in the Perry, Florida District
location. The position is full time with full
employee benefits. The successful
applicant shall be required to live within 15
minutes response time of Perry office,
Please send resume or completed Tri-
County Electric Employment Application
on or before March 18, 2005 to:
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
P.O. Box 208
Madison, FL 32341
Tri-County Electric Cooperative is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug
Reasonable housekeeper needed. Call
843-8036 for, an application.
Experienced plumber laborers needed.
Must have a driver'slicense. Call 584-
Florida Maine is now seeking someone for
Sthe position in Fiberglass repair and boat
building and also someone for, boat
mechanic work. Please call John at 584-
8105, serious inquiries only. ,
The Handyman experts, honest work!.
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
rrintenanc:e pressure washing ir(wod and
cjricretel carpet vinyl, woo,1 Iloor. ceramn:
tile and repairs Call 58-1-2270 home or
584-3776 iohlica 25 years
'Clay Swindle, L L C. Painter, Interior &
Exienor, Framing 18 yr e:.peiience. Free
Sest. Big or small. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer leave
10/27tfCS '.. '.. ./
Specializing in all types ol ;racilr work,
3ushhogging. root raking. harr..w ng. dir
hauling & leveling debris removal, clean '
up and lawn care Call fo: free .estirra:e
A-2-Z Farm Services
' Harrowing, bush' hog mowing dirt leveling.
rake work and'lawn services Call 584.
J.,.'s Tree. Service and' Lawn Care
Licensed and insured. Free estimates We
also grind slump.-, Call loday 338-1280.
Firewfood for sale
AIP-ET & VINYL ,
Instaiiation and repairs done at a good
price INo overhead Direct savings il you
30 years experience 850-838-9050
lRcas leave a message.
Full line of
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Ctr to vour desired lenr ths Deh'Vh V Seri:ee Ai4lu'd le
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
Scrap Gold & Gold
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys
Pocket Watches -
SSilver, Dollars *
Taylor County His
County Wide Household.trash collection,
once a week, $20 a month. Call 584-8009
anytime, leave message.
Notice is hereby given to David Nielson,
unless payment is made' on Unit 17,
contents will be sold on the 19th day of
March,' 2005 at 12 noon at S&S Mini
Storage, 1110 First'Ave., Steinhatchee, FL.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District
Board -of, Trustees of North Florida
Community College will hold its regular
monthly meeting Tuesday, March 15,
2005 at 5:30 p.m. in the Suwannee-
Hamilton Technical Center, 415 SW
Pinewood Drive, Live Oak, FL. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by
writing: NFCC, Office of the President,
1000 Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340.
For disability-related accommodations,
contact the NFCC Office of College
Advancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is
an equal access/equal opportunity
Notice is hereby given to Troy Keith
Brown, Geraldine P. Shaw, and Tree
Capital Credit Union. Unless payrfent Is
made on 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier VIN:
4G1JF32T3YB902502. Vehicle will be
auctioned on the 24th day of March,
2005 @ 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet.
Notice Is hereby given to Amanda
Louise Glenn. Unless payment Is.made
on 1993. Jeep Cherokee. VIN:
1'J4FT68S2PL566416: .Vehicle will be.
auctioned on the 24th day of March,
2005 @ 10 am. at ir.n.:.-,a. Chevrolet.
rj, .ll,. ,,I P:,'u ll. : Hearin 3
H aring i.3 LOe "crl 2i:0.
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: HE 'l.iFI'CT C"''H'- ,,L 81 ,itC. OF iAYLOR
.COUli 'AILL HcILC-, PUBLIC HEARING
S r:.l iHie -" ) ..E LC'.iE Ft. "PFR',r( L OF
SSAID SUBJECT ITEr.1 iHi HIE i.r..- WILL BE
HELD AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND JTO
E PirE ;'. n ,' HE i' r :.,r,':. ,,'. 'r 'P i i' THE
F'LIELL HE- AI.'II .'IIL Li HIELD .i THE
ADMINISTRATIVE .COMPLEX, SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 318 North Clark
Street. A copy of this policy may be
obtained from the Superintendent's
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of School
3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
PROBATE DIVISION .
FILE NO. 05-131-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
'NOtCE TO CREDDIiCP..
The administration of the estate of
Barney PagE- ::-_..: F i- rurnr-
05-131-C P, ,-,7i. aing i .-. L, ir j ,i C-:.url
for Taylor C2.:uri, FI:,ia .o F,3 :.,rot
Division, r., m ,-niir..n oa aii,': ,:,r ..nich is
P., Bo> Ba :- f'rr, Fi,:..i j -'.'.i7. The
names and addresses of -rn cin,.:,.l
,Eore:ernon.e .and the pelnr.ic:-,
r ---,; er ah.ia '. O ,:,rO ,, ,.3, ,t :; t lorn
'aic rv .
':All c'reditc, ,:* me i J, .-. c ,r .r, :,rie,
persons -,o.ing .:lim: .:.r .lermoan,
against aor-.:-ed r,i r~loat in:.iu?,.
unmatured, c.:nrnrnr, r ,:runliquidated
claims, and .*.r.:. na. bee-n served.
copy of'this notice, must file their claims'
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF'THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A,
COPY CF iH L ri.:.,il.:E :'.r Ii-HEr I
1 -,:.rrer ceiii'.,. of the decedent and
c.trr,e, persons who. have claims 6r
.errm.on.r.; against -re aeele-r,i .j
estate, including: unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must'file,.their
Claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF iHi IlCiIE.
,ALL CLAIMS ')E i I.. FILED WILL'BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS 'OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S-
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is March 9, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Carolyn D. Olive
Fla. Bar No. 394475
Goldberg & Olive, Attorneys at'Law,
Post Office Box 12458
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
Marilyn Eddie Lee
206 Cypress Road
Perry, Florida 32348
Ill li;,il], r i0 BID
irne iT3,.:.i County, Local Housing
'oranr-r.iip is pire ver, seeking
contractors to c'Ei,:.rn- r.rtL'.ilIatli.:,,
and/or demolition n-, :. r,:iru.:t:. n
homes of 'ualified applicants to Taylor
County's. Local HouSing ;,i;ii,.:-
SSealed bids markec rti,:., ,:'.:.,-,
Affordable Housing F ,.:3.2..'7 ..Iii 0-
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Sir.:ll,:' Ir, e r,:.n-,v: 418 B S '
'New Construction' Unit. ;.
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ProieCt 2: Anderson, Carrie, 502 West
Bacon St., Perry, FL.32347
Graham, Betty,. 418' West Baconi St.,
Perry, FL 32347 .
Project 3: Knight, Shown, 903 East Julia
St., Perry, FL 32347
Nichols, Sally, 901 Johnson Stripling, Perry,
Project 4: Benson, Thdmas, 1017 East
fMain St,, Perry, FL 32347
Sadler, Nora, 1211 South Robin St., Perry,
Project 5:, Rogers, Daisy, 132 Falling St.,
'Perry, FL 32347 .
Sealed bids should- indicate project
numbers in BOLD on cover page. Bids
may be made for a single project or for
pll five projects .
The Improvements are to be made for
and under contract to the owners of the
subject properties as described above.
Disbursement of funds for the
improvements will,be made by the
County.pn behalf of the owner. Bids will
be received'at the Clerk's Office, County
CourthouSe, First' Flo6 ",- 1;08. North
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida. 32347; no
later than Tuesday, March 22,' 2005, at
4:00 p.m. Bids must.be. enclosed in a
sealed' envelope. marked with the
property owner's name and address. The
sealed bids will be publicly opened and
read aloud on Tuesday, March 22, 2005,
at 6:15 p.m. in the Taylor County
Administrative Complex (Old Post
Office), County Commissioners Board
Room, 201 East Green Street, Perry, FL
32347, by the Taylor County Board of
County Commissioners. The Taylor
County Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids in the best interest of
Taylor County. The Board of County
Commissioners will take final action on
April 4, 2005.
CONTRACTORS: Please note that the
County will need to know the following
1) Your state of licensure
2) Your license number
3) Your license class, and
4) Your insurance coverage (General
Liability and Workers Compensation).
Therefore it is requested.that you secure
a copy of your Certification and
Insurance and submit it with your bid to
A "walk through" of the above properties
Is scheduled for Monday, March 14,
2005, beginning at 10:00 a.m. If you plan
to submit a bid, a representative of your
firm must have attended the "'walk
through" of the units to become familiar'
with the, properties and the work to be
In order to be counsaered, proposals
must be based on the work called for in
the Work Write Up. Contractors will not
be given extra reimbursement for any
conditions not specified in the Work
Write Up or in an approved change
order. No allowance or reimbursement
will be made for damage caused by
Inferior methods, craftsmanship, or
In accordance with Executive Order
11246, the Contractor will not
discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment because of
race, color, religion, sex or national
origin. The Contractor will- take
affirmative action to ensure that
applicants are employed, and that
employees are treated during
employment, without regard to their
race, color, religion, sex or national
origin. Such action shall include, but not
be limited to, the following employment,
upgrading, demotion or transfer,
recruitment or recruitment advertising,
layoff or termination, rates of pay or
other forms of compensation, and
selection for training, including
If there are any questions, please
contact Taylor County's Local Housing
Assistance Program at 838-3500 ext. 8.
A FIRM HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The Boyd Report nt priatiion
**** -*not privatization
By CONGRESSMAN ALLEN BOYD
The Social Security system we
have today is a result of Franklin
Roosevelt's vision of economic
security for all Americans, and it
is this vision that we hope to
continue by strengthening the
Social Security system for our
children and grandchildren.
Returning the system, to
solvency requires difficult choices,
but the choice that should not be
difficult is the creation of personal
Today's younger workers are
cynical adnd uncertain about the
Social Security benefits they will
collect in 40 years and rightly so.
They realize that Social Security-:
is on a financially troubled path,
and they might not receive the
Social Security benefits they have
Been promised upon retirement.
We owe it to our children and
, grandchildren to -preserve and
sustain this vital program, and
personal accounts will help us do
Along with Congressman Jim
Kolbe (R-AZ), I have co-
sponsored the Bipartisan
Retirement Security Act to return
the Social Security system to
fiscal solvenc%. Reforming the
Social 'SFcurity program
inevitably requires changes for
younger generations, and
introducing personal accounts will
allow younger workers to
compensate for the changes needed.
to make the Social .Security
program solvent into the next
Many who oppose reforming
the Social Security program have
Sfalsel claimed that personal
accounts ,would lead to the
privatization of Social Security. I
Sam not an advocate of privatizing
Social Security, our nation's
.largest and 'most successful
entitlement program. The Kolbe-
Boyd bill does not privatize Social
Security, but instead, allows every
American the 'opportunity to
control his or her own retirement
through the creation of publicly-
administered personal accounts.
While our.bill does not make
any changes to Social Security for
near and current retirees, younger
workers will see a change in
benefits. In order to save the
financial future of Social Security.
these changes are necessary, which
is why we've introduced personal'
accounts to compensate for the
small reduction in benefits fo,:
younger workers. Personal
accounts are a way to let workers,
recoup those reductions and likely
earn even more for retirement than
They could under today's system.
The alternatives to creating
personal accounts are not
appealing or sensible.' First, we
could simply deny that Social'
Security has a problem. Many
opponents of reform have done
just thai. but we cannot close our
eyes. ignore the problem, and
:hope it will go away. Social
Security's financial shortfalls are
real, arid Congress must work
together to enact reform,
Second, we could decide to do
away with personal accounts
altogether. With only three ways
to reform Social Security-raise
taxes, lower benefits, and invest
Social Security funds-it is foolish
to' take investment out of the
equation. ; If ,this is -.done,
Congress will be forced to raise
taxes, cut Social Security benefits
or both. We cannot expect
younger workers to pay higher
taxes or take significant benefit
cuts without any promise of :a
more secure retirement in return.
However. with personal accounts,
we can compensate for the fiscal
restraint inherent in any Social
Many are concerned about th'e
risks involved with investing
Social Security funds inito
Personal accounts, and I understand
this apprehension. For this
reason, the Kolbe-Boyd proposal
allows younger workers the choice'
to invest in safe government,
bonds, the exact same way current
Social Security dollars are invested
today. Under Kolbe-Boyd, the
only difference is that these funds
would be placed in an account
bearing the.worker's name. Our
plan also guarantees low-income
workers a minimum benefit higher
than under current law, in addition
to the assets they will accumulate
in their personal accounts.
I firmly believe that Social
Security should be the bedrock of
Americans' retirement security,
and personal accounts would
strengthen that bedrock. Social
Security is not an asset belonging
to individuals. It is a government
promise, and if left unchanged it
will turn out to be an empty one.
Personal accounts are a
responsible step to keep this
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husband and nephews are honored
them from two wars).
SIn Madison, Capt. Colin Kelly,
Sthe first American hero of World
War II, my two brothers: Vance
and Norman McLeod along with
many others, are honored. If it's
good enough for them, it's good'
enough for Taylor County.
If, indeed, you have a lot of
excess money, think about the
needs in veterans hospitals are the
needy of some veterans' families.
ind out what your
community is all about!
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