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March 16, 2005 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 11
reception to be
: Cancer survivors are invited to the
2005 Relay for Life "survivorship
:reception" planned Thursday. March
17. at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be
SThe event will be held at First,
-.United Methodist Church For more
information, contact Relay for Life
.Chairwoman Jamie Clark at 584-4092
SThe 11th annual Perry Optimist
Club Saltwater Fishing Tournament
will be held Saturday, May 21
Ticket information will be
'announced at a later date.
SSAC meets at
'; Thylor County.Elementary's School
Advisory Council will meet Tuesday,
-March 22, at 1 p m. The meeting will
be held in the school media center
.-(lbrary). The public is invited to attend.
to Easter egg hunt
Taylor-County Senior Services is
sponsoring an Easter celebration
Thursday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 1
.An Easter egg hunt is planned for
seniorss. 'and lunch will be served
during the'ifetivities. The event will be
held at the Senior Services Center
(formerly!. Gladys Morse .Elerlentary
School)' on West Ash-Street.
'For more information or to make a
donation, please call 584-4924
Make a difference--
,MainStreet Perry has kicked off a
Spnring.2005 membership drive.
,. "Are you. interested in helping with
future, events. that will benefit our
entire.. community? Individual, family
and business memberships are
*available," MainStreet volunteer Vicki
':For -more information, contact
"Hattron at838-3852 or Donna Breer at
;::- r announced
i:'Parents with children who will begin
kindergartenn next year (2005-06) are
.i-'ided of new registration
.-"Beginning this year, we are
'eqiJired tQ;; have the'child's current
*immuniation and current physical
records den he or she is registered
for. chdbool,' Perry Primary's Angie
Roberts said. "The physical must have
'been performed within one year of-
Aug. 8 (2005)."
.bOther. required documentation
ictdesthe child's birth certificate and
a"l .al.Security'card. Registration for
tIeitcpiool year begins in April.
i' une in to
', To- 'better- serve surrounding
comintpltities,. Three Rivers Legal
Seivices','In., and Bulldog 1400
WPFRY AM are producing a new radio
show to address legal issues facing
-'Everyday', Law for Everyday
-People,; airs oai Mondays from 12:30-
- Sports...page A-6
High school has 14 applicants
Principal searches for 'mighty' coach
In making the decision on hirinr
a new Tavl:,r Counri High Sncho:':!
head f,,othball coach TCHS
Principal Michjael Thomp'i'in said
he wvanted- someone "'.ho oi'uld
return the Billdogs to the stairu', cf
"m eight, and team s, % h':' '. ill instill
tear in the hearts ot other team; on
Tho'mpison s-aid the search for a
head coach :as shaping1g up
nlr:el,." ajtl r the resignation of
fc.rme r Head Coach Dennis
Kilziah r.'. ..' cck.: ago
'Currenil', I hIl c 14 applications
cfr [he- po-iiLn." Thompson said.
"but I expect that numbhLr to
in.'rease to aT least 20 b' ith,
deadline e aie of March 23
"So far, fi'. h..cal from this
immediate area, ha' japplied t':',
the position and fi.c othcrs from
around the Pnihandil' area The
other applicants are from farther
a,'.J',. .'iiTm l trnm i[l-Itf-~[l i '.'l he"
Thompion .laid ithe clob ,j.canij',
h.jis been pi,'.ldr v.' ih [th Ta',i'r
Schi..E Dl '.eri[.i tr..'m which no
rLplis er'. re cei' ed. and the
Fl,:rida High School Athletic
.-.S,_clian[,n. from ,r hl.:h a fev.
Monday madness' .
SFirefighters': battled back-to-back vehicle fires
Monday..-all before lunch. (Above) City and county units -
responded to the first cali,. atV Woods-Creek Road and
.Highway 19, quickly OXtinguishing 'he blaze.. .Ri it)
-County fire/rescue units rolleded out -to a car fire on Gas .
Plant Road late iriorning, battling both' the blaze which
>^|,ey tf~.d thie vO"ht(4'atd-..4: lrsh f ir.,ic.Wich. was ignited y,
. .... l
Smith headlines bluegrass festival
It has been said that iatiching
\aleric Smith perform is "like
being an eyte-tnuness to a thermo-
Smith brings her high-energy.
expi.'luSi-sound show to Tailor
Six soccer fields
are promised first
The construction of six soccer
fields should get underva\ within
the next 60 days at the Tavlor
County Sports Complex on U.S. I1
N., county officials said this \eek.
O\er ihe past several weeks the
count\ considered doing much of
the work itself but decided last
week to proceed with bidding out
malor portions of the project
Counri Manager Buddy
Humphries said Tuesday he plans
to bid out the land preparation
work as 'well as the parking lot
paving, turn lane off li.S. 19 and
the entrance drnvew ay.
"\Ve contemplated hiring a
project manager and subbing out
the w ork but concluded we can't do
the joi.b w ith the staff we've got."
Humphries told the commission
This phase of the project %will
include three regulation and three
junior soccer fields. Future phases
%%ill feature numerous baseball
Humphries said irrigation for the
soccer fields has already been
contracted out. Lightng. electrical
Please see page 3
County as headliner for the t20115
Florida Stati Blueirass Festii\al
Formerly known at the Ta',lor
County Bluegrass Festi ajl. the
e'enit \% ill be held Friday. April 1.
and Saturday. April 2.
Smith leads a "\ ho's % ho" Iiit of
bluegrass pcrfiorrn 'ers. ', ho %. ill take
the stage at Forest Capital Park.
including S"outhern Gentlemen.
Fifth Gear. Cappsized. Southern
Lite. The Palms Blue'ras;. Band.
The Ri.er Cit, Connctuion and
Smuth's fjscinaton \ith music
began at age fite. Her another. h% ho
played bass and t ang. and her
fath r. j dIbro pl.a,, er. introduced
hcr to bhlucc-r 'ls;- nd co.untrr music
in her homc:TvAn 'of Hollt. NM It
v'. as there she bean listening to
and ide it intIn v. ih suih pioneer
artist, as the Carte-r Family, the
Lou' in Br%,thc rs, Emm\ Lou
Harm.;. Kitt, \cll-. Hank \\ illiams
.ind Lorretj L nn
Her ,-ong 'Rcd Cla', HHalo" '.aj
nomin.at.Ld f>.'r the lo0, "Bluerajss
Sonil ot ih. \Y.ir" and 'j.as Selected
ai; #6' o',f the Ibes.t Hil one's of the
de:c i.J as ',:'led I ?' Bluegrass
,* Please see page 2
nibbles were received.
"The football team booster team
has helped to spread the word, and-
we have a couple of applications;
because of them," he said.
The FHSAA currently has nine
varsity high school head football.
coach jobs listed, along with
hundreds of assistant coaching
Thompson said he planned to.
form a five-member committee this
week, consisting of at least onel
coach, three community members,
at least one woman and "someone.
else I have in mind.
"When the deadline arrives, the
committee will take the
applications and draw the top five,"
Thompson said,' "and interview
.* Please see page 3
Rep. Will Kendrick has
introduced a bill which would
allow bigger mesh in mullet nets--
a move which could impact locl-:
fishermen affected by the net ban.
, put in place 11 years ago.
Kendrick and Senator Al
Lawson have introduced identical
bills stating that a net made of
"braided or twisted nylon, cotton,.
linen tmine'or polypropy) ne twin;.
regardless of its mesh size, not.
exceeding 500 square feet shall not
be considered a gill or entangling
net and may be used to harvest
mullet in the waters of this state.":
Both bills are pending passage
in House and Senate natural
resources committees. :
In making his 'case for the bill;
Kendrick said that up to 90 percent
of the mullet snagged by the "onen-
inch bar" mesh nets allowed by
law are smaller than the 11-inch
minimum for keeping and many of
the "immature" fish have not
Allowing the same net with two-
inch holes, which stretch to four
inches in the water, would mean 95
percent of the fish caught are legal,
he said in a report Tuesday.
"The constitution doesn't say
anything about mesh size. Our
bills are not about the 500 square-
feet, but about mesh size," he said.&"
-* Please see page 5
Monday, March 21
Congressman Allen Bo\d will host a community meeting for
constituents to express their concerns and ask questions about Social
Security Monda\. March 21.
Boyd will also explain the Social Security reform legislation he has
recentlI introduced in Congress.
"With the debate over Social Security reform dominating national news
programs. I urge the residents of Taylor Coun\ 1to attend the community
meeting so we can personal' discuss the issue of Social Securu\." Boyd
said. "This meeting will allow for an open and honest discussion about
Social Securtn, the long term. financial problems with the system, and the
possible solutions for fixing this tital program so that all Americans can
have a safe and secure retirement."
The meeting will be held in the count' commission board room in the
Taylor County Courthouse Annex told post office' from 11:30 a.m. to
Green trees & bluegrass
'Valerie Smith. and Liberty Pike headline this year's' Florida State Bluegrass Festival,
which will be held April 1-2 at Forest Capital Park. The. event will include an arts and
craft show, chili cook-off and free workshops for musicians.
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Teen injured at TCHS,
but back in class now
Taylor County Fire/Rescue Chief Steve Miller, Lt. Karl McAfee and Terry Winstead were joined by volunteers Donald
Bowden, Bruce Simmons, Charles Willis and others in putting out a brush fire ignited by a nearby vehicle fire Monday.
The Taylor County Animal
Shelter was burglarized Saturday
night, with thieves making off
;.with seven bulldogs.
SCounty Animal Control Officer
-Brianne Hoover describes the
.* Large red male, wearing a
-spiked collar,with ears cropped;
medium brindle-colored male;
brown female with black
*: tan male, with a cherry eye;
black female with white feet;
male, with black and white
:stripe on nose, wearing orange
white female with brindle
-face, possibly wearing red collar.
S "Animal Control is making a
S Physical Therapy for
plea to whoever took these dogs,."'
said Hoover. "Four of these pets
have never been away from their
owners,and are. family pets. One
of the dogs taken, is in need of
medication. We would like to
have them all returned with no
questions asked. If you know the
location of any of the animals,
please call, anonymously, 838-
3525," she added.
"Hoover added that Animal
Control has had 'at least 10 calls.
from county residents during the
l,:.last two weeks. asking about .
bulldogs which had been stolen
from their, residences.
"I would like to ask everyone to
keep their eyes on their bulldogs,
because someone out there is
taking them," she added.
A 16-year-old Taylor County
High School student was hurt last
Thursday when he slipped in the
second-floor boys bathroom,
hitting his head.
TCHS Principal Michael
Thompson said custodians had
"just checked the bathrooms,"
where they said the floors were
not wet, prior to the student using
Thompson said the teen lay on
the floor for a short period of time
after the fall, "because he was
scared. He knew he had hit his
head and he felt pain in his neck.
He lay there until another student
found him and alerted a teacher."
Doctors' Memorial Hospital's
Emergency Medical Services was
called to the scene, where EMT
Cecil Hall and Paramedic John
Blauser worked on the youth,
stabilizing his head and neck from
movement, and transporting him
"It was a bad scene while it was
happening," said Thompson. "The
student was scared and his fear
had me scared. I was holding his
head still until medical help
arrived, trying to calm him."
Thompson said that he and
Assistant Principal Sandy Hendry
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. .1"
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. .I---I
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. i
;. Juan Rodrigues. Pastor
584-8506 604 W. Julia Dr.
followed the youth to the hospital,
where was x-rayed and treated for
the fall, before being released a
few hours later.
"He missed school the next day
(Friday), but was back in class on
Monday, wearing a neck collar,"
said Thompson. "He said he was a
little embarrassed about the whole
thing, but that he felt okay.
"I'm just glad it all turned out as
it did," Thompson added.
3rd annual chili
Continued from page 1
Her second album is slated for
release this spring.
Event sponsor for the two-day,
bluegrass bonanza is Progress:
Energy. The festival is coordinated,
by the Taylor County Tourism
Development Council (TDC) and
the Perry/Taylor County Chamber'
of Commerce. Admission is free.
In conjunction with the festival,
Perry Rotary will host its third
annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday,
April 2, beginning at noon.
For entry information, contact
the chamber at 584-5366.
United States Department of Agriculture
The Tobacco Transition Payment
Program (aso called "Tobacco Buyout").
Cindy Geick, physical therapist
Looking at the news lately, one can't help
but notice all of the concerns about the
reported dangers associated with several
anti-mnlammalory drugs commonly used to
Ireat arthritis pain Some studies have
Shown a possible-increased risk of heart
attack and stroke with prolonged use of
these nedicalions So, what can arthritis
sufferers do to deal wilh pain besides the
uncertainty of anti-inflammalory medicine?
The answer is'
A THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE PROGRAM
designed by a physical therapist who
understands the special needs of the
The National Institute of Arthritis
Musculoskelelal and Skin Diseases reports
hjal "exercise reduces join pair and
siifness and increases flexibility. muscle
.strength, cardiac ilness, and endurance."
Exercise is just one part of an arthritis
regimen. A comprehensive arthritis
Irealment plan may include proper diet and
exercise, as well as education for proper
protection of Ihe arthritic points. However.
arthritis sufferers need to make sure to
also give Ihe'body recovery time.
Exercising every other day can provide the
desired benefits, but also allow for
necessary recovery. Patients are always
telling me thal they move better with daily
activities and just genuinely feel less pain
-after being involved with a regular,
therapeutic, customized exercise program.
The best advice is to incorporate exercise
into something you enjoy, as it may take a
month before you notice the benefits of a
moderate exercise program. .
Need help in deciding what exercise is
appropriate for you? There are plenty of
exercises I can teach you to do in your own
home to get you moving and help you feel
some relief. A physical therapist can also
offer instruction in protecting your joints
and conserving energy. Do you have a pool
available? The Arthritis Foundation
promotes pool exercises. Water helps to
reduce the body weight felt on joints and
can also be a fun workout too
if you have any questions about treating
your arthritis with physical therapy
directed exercise, call me (Cindy Geick,
PT) at TOSPT in Perry, 850-223-3997.
'TALLAHASSEE ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS
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You've heard about it.
Now be a part of it.
This is it. The Federal tobacco marketing quota system is over. No more plant-
ing restrictions. 'No more. marketing cards. No more price support loans.
Instead, the USDA's new Tobacco Transition Payment Program will provide
money to eligible tobacco quota holders and producers to help in this transi-
ti on that ends the old system. But sign up now or you will not get a 2005 payment.
El gible:Q ,ot a Holder s .nd rdue rs
> Did you own a farm as of October 22, 2004, with a 2004 basic
> Are you an owner, operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper who
shared in the risk of producing tobacco anytime between 2002 and
> Do you grow Flue-cured, Burley, Fire-cured, Dark air-cured, Virginia
sun-cured, or Cigar filler/binder tobacco?
Pleasesign up between March 14, 2005, and June 17, 2005,
at your local USDA Service Center.
Call 1-866-887-0140 or visit http://offices.usda.gov
to find your local county Service Center.
Farm Service Agency
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer
Lic. #2004-1946 R
(850)54-4Licensed 710 Insu)843-0708
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Perimeter fencing is currently
under construction at complex
U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue, left, press
with the "Spirit of Enterprise" award.
Congressman Alien Boyd
:received the "Spirit of Enterprise"
award March 11 from the United
!States Chamber of Commerce for
his strong support for a pro-
-economic growth legislative
-agenda in the second session of the
"It is such an honor to receive
this award from the U.S. Chamber
,of Commerce," said Congressman
Boyd. "The federal government
can play a meaningful role in
providing economic opportunity
for our businesses, and I am proud
to work with the: Chamber of
Commerce to promote more
economic growth. Our
communities are stronger because
of the work and dedication of the
,local chambers and their
membership, and I will continue
to support our chambers and the
issues that are important for the
economic development of North
The chamber awards the "Spirit
of Enterprise" based on rankings it
gives members of Congress for
key business votes. Among the
key votes counted by the Chamber
in 2004 were votes on medical
liability reform, the U.S.-
Australia free trade agreement,
pension reform and tax relief.
"As America's economy
strengthens, we are clearly seeing
the benefits of supporting pro-
growth policies in Congress," said
Chamber President and CEO
Thomas Donohue. "On key
issues like cutting taxes, trade and
health care reform, this award
recognizes the lawmakers who are
paving the way for our continued
Chamber-designated "key votes"
are recorded floor votes on issues
established as priorities by the;
Chamber's board of directors and
on which the Chamber
communicates its position prior to
the vote. Members of Congress
who support the Chamber's
position on at least 70 percent of
key votes receive the "Spirit of
Enterprise" award. '
Good Friday closing announced
The Taylor County Senior Services Center will be closed Friday,'March
25, in observance of Good Friday.
The center will reopen for business Monday, March 28, at 8 a.m.
Anyone needed assistance during the closure is asked to call the Elder Care
hotline at (866) 467-4624.
Continued from page 1
work and the grassing of the fields
will also be done under contract.
He added that the perimeter
fencing is already under
gets final vote
Continued from page 1
them. They will then be asked to
bring their top three to myself and
Assistant Principal Sandy
Hendry, and we will choose the
applicant we will take to
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard Jr., for his
recommendation to the school
board. From there, it will be in
the board's hands."
Thompson said he wanted the
Taylor County Bulldogs to be
commonly referred to as "the
mighty Bulldogs of Taylor County
High School, as they once were.
Other teams used to feel fear when
it came time to play TCHS, and
that's what we are working
Howard agreed '
"This is something that we can
definitely do," he said, when
contacted Tuesday morning. "We
are looking for someone who can
keep us in the hunt for the state
championship year every year.
Someone who can continue to lead
us with wins, so we can climb the
ladder of champions.
"It's where we belong and it's
where we're going to be again,"
Thompson said the vacancy
would be filled before or by spring
Kizziah resigned after holding
the position for four seasons in
which his teams combined for a
He accepted the position of dean
at TCHS, he said.
construction and he hopes to
utilize inmate labor to help
construct a storage building,
concession stand and picnic areas.
"I believe once this phase is
completed the community will see
how nice a facility it is going to
be and they will want to complete
it as soon as possible," he said.
The commission voted last
month to use any excess funds left
over from Phase I construction to
improve existing fields operated
by.the City of Perry.
Those improvements will be
made under the direction of what is
to be a newly created seven
member recreation committee
comprised of government officials
and citizen representatives.
That committee hinges on the
Perry City council approving a
long-term interlocal agreement
with the county.
Humphries presented drafts of
both the proposed interlocal
agreement and an outline for
establishing a recreation advisory
committee to the council in
February. The documents were
drafted by him and City Manager
At last week's city council
meeting, council members directed
Brynes and City Attorney Bill
Blue to review the agreement
before making recommendations
to the council.
Dance dedicated to Slaughter
VISTA/Elder Care Services will host a "Dance for All Ages," Saturday,
March 26, from 7-10 p.m.
The dance is dedicated to the memory of the late Wynette "Winky"
Slaughter and will be held at the Taylor County Senior Services Center.
Tickets are $5 per couple and $3 per person. Music will be provided by
deejay Eldon Sadler. Door prizes will be given away during the dance.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the senior center.
"Come Grow With Us"
10+ Varieties of Tomatoes
15+ Varieties of Peppers
Cabbage Collards Broccoli
Cauliflower Lettuce Eggplant
Squash Cucumber Okra '
3 pk. 990 36 plants $10.99
Annuals Perennials Herbs
Shrubs Ornamental Trees Fruit Trees
Blooms of Greenbriar, Inc.
(formerly Sheffield Nurseries)
400 W. Ash St. Perry, FI. | (850) 584-2088
Hours: Tues. Sat. 8-6
9outh House has over
175 Reeliners in stock
We mut move at least 100 out by
--W Mother's Day & Father's Day
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South House is
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planned for April 20th
Mitchell "Pete" and Donria Kinsey of Perry announce the engagement
of their daughter, Melissa Kay, to James Ashley Land of Gainesville.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Taylor County High School. She
earned her Bachelor's degree in food and resource economics from the
University of Florida in 2003, and is currently employed with Merchants
and Southern Bank in Gainesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Freddie J. Kinsey and
Helen Kinsey of Perry, and Betty Ragland of Perry.
The prospective groom is the son of the late Elton Land and the late
Vivian Webb. He is a 1991 graduate of Gainesville High School,
currently employed by Contrax Furnishings as operations manager in
The ceremony will be Saturday, April 30, 2005, at 6 p.m. at
Steinhatchee Landing with a cocktail reception following in the
Conference Center at The Landing.
No local invitations will be sent, but all friends and family members
are invited to attend.
Glenda Byrd, Pete Slaughter
Aaren Shane Ross, Amber Kathryn Mauldin
Beachside wedding will unite
Mauldin, Ross at St. George
Rhett and Kim Mauldin announce the engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Amber Kathryn, to Aaren Shane Ross, the son
of Dennis Ross and Delane Bass, all of Perry.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Taylor County High School and a
2003 graduate of the North Florida Community College Nursing
Program. She is employed as an LPN with Prison Health Service. Miss
Mauldin is the granddaughter of Dewey and Joan Mauldin, and Bob and
Anne Millinor, all of Perry.
The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of Taylor County High
School. currently employed with Masonry, Inc., of Tallahassee. He is the
grandson of E. R. "Jim" Ross of Perry and the late Willie Jo Ross.
Their beachside wedding will take place on May 7, 2005, at 6:45 p.m.
at the Buccaneer Inn on St. George Island. All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
Hair Care & Body Piercing
9at Prices... Check Us Out!
)ove Sisters' Mercantile 223-1767
.-Fri. 10:00 -,6:00, Saturdays by appt. only
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James Ashle.y Land, Melissa Kay Kinsey
Byrd, Slaughter to
marry on April 2nd
Glenda Byrd 'and Pete Slaughter, both of Perry, announce their
forthcoming marriage on April 2, 2005. The ceremony will begin at 6:30
p.m. at 720 S. Hendry Avenue.
The bride-elect is a hairdresser at Cherie's Total Body Salon.
The prospective groom owns C.L. Slaughter Construction.
Friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend; no formal
invitations will be issued.
ST. PATTY's BAY SALE
ALL GOLD ALL SILVER
40% OFF 20% OFF
-;. "' AeveCCaC S Gold, Silver & Gifts
(850) 584-2505 I' I-
," 213 E. Green St. Becky Pararnore, owner .
.- 7- '" in ',.l d".-,: r 1i Slai-e- F irn, iln urrn,:ei
Saturday, April 9
songwriter, TV host,
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Juice
9:00-2:30 Conference Sessions & Lunch
Registration: $10 includes coffee, conference'and lunch
To register, call (850) 584-7066 before April 1 deadline
102 N. Center Street
ToGod bethe glory!
Christian recording artist
To purchase, please call presents
Troy's mother, Jeanette Flowers presents
@ 584-4934 or his aunt, A
Sarah Petty @ 584-2259 tA
/ "" ^-" CD's $15
S' D % 'DVD $20
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Crist speaks against proposed bill
Continued from page 1
On Monday, Attorney General
Charlie Crist--who has proven
himself a staunch supporter of the
net han--told Kendrick and
and time to
-By DAWN TAYLOR
Keep Taylor County Beautiful
(KTCB) volunteers will improve
-the quality of life in Taylor
County as they clean up litter-
strewn areas and fix up and
beautify eyesores during Keep
America Beautiful's Great
American Cleanup, the nation's
largest annual community
improvement program, March 1
through May 31.
KTCB's kick-off event will be
held Friday, April 8, and
volunteers are encouraged to roll
up their sleeves and support clean
communities. To volunteer, call
STERLING CASINO DAY CRUISE
April 3rd $22.00 per person
Includes roundtrip motor coach from
Chiefland or Old Town to Port
Canaveral, buffet, beverages while.
gaming & entertainment
BILOXI GAMING TOUR
4 days/3 nights
Super 8 Motel $112.00 ppdo
Beau Rivage $162.00 ppdo
5 night Dec. 3rd Caribbean Cruise
Starting at $387.88
Only $25.00 will hold your space
Roundtrip bus transportation
PACK N GO TRAVEL
located in Chiefland
Lawson that their proposed
legislation violates Florida's
"The proposed bill would
conflict with Florida Fish and
Commission rules that prohibit
use of nets with larger than two-
inch mesh; and would conflict
with consistent commission
policy that large mesh nets are
prohibited gill or entangling nets.
I do not believe the Legislature
can simply declare by fiat that a
certain gear is not a gill net in the
face of the findings of the various
Jonathan High is the newest
Take Stock in Children
scholarship winner from Taylor
County Middle School.
The signing reception for High
will be. held Friday, March 18,
from 3:30-5 p.m. in the school
board meeting room at the Alton
H. Wentworth' Administrative
responsible entities and courts that
large mesh nets are gill or
entangling nets," Crist stated in a
letter to both legislators.
"I urge you to reconsider the
sponsorship and support of this
legislation. If passed, the proposed
legislation will' result in litigation
costs to taxpayers who have made
their wishes known by amending
the constitution to prohibit the
activities this bill will' allow," he
The net ban amendment was
approved by 72 percent of Florida
voters in 1994; voters in Taylor
County voted overwhelmingly
against the ban.
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The Taylor County- High allowed only th
baseball team overcame a striking out four
lackluster, 11-1 loss to Godby last up one walk.
Thursday by defeating district foe Taylor County
Wakulla Friday by a 5-1 margin. War Eagles earl:
Friday's win at Pace Field kept runs in the first
the Bulldogs near the top in the Anderson led off
district race with a 2-1 record. The followed by Alex
team is 4-3-1 overall. Clint Murphy t
Rusty Walker's strong outing on first run with a s
the mound kept Wakulla at bay for Walker's double s
the entire evening. Walker The 'Dogs add
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jown Wakulla 5-1
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and only giving
jumped on the
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with a base hit,
hen drove in the
single and Cody
cored two more.
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Track teams place sixth,
eighth at Santa Fe meet
The Taylor County High boys Patrice Brown, 5th 100m, 13.20;
:and girls track teams participated Flowers 7th 100m, 13.32; Chad
:in the Santa Fe Invitational meet Ellis, 5th 4'00m, 53.72; Toney
:Saturday with the boys placing Powell, 6th long jump, 19-5;
:sixth and the girls eighth. Fourteen Keisha Jones, 8th high jump, 4-6.
, teams competed in the meet. The Bulldogs' 4x100 relay
S First place finishers included: teams also performed well with
:Trabrea. Hill, 100m, 12.29 the boys placing fourth with a
:seconds; Keith Stewart, 400m, season-best time of 43.87 seconds,
:51.63 seconds; Veronica Fillmore, while the girls placed fifth with a
400m, 63.16 and Tambrika time of 54.15 seconds.
Flowers, high jump, 5-4. The boys team is made up of
Stewart, Ellis, Powell and Whetsel
Other top finishers included: while the girls group consists of
Tradelvan Whetsel, 3rd 100m, Brown,, Fillmore, Flowers and
10.93; Stewart, 7th 100m, 11.23;' Nakidra Cook.
15-under tryouts next week
The Babe Ruth Baseball 15 and
Sunder league will hold tryouts and
registration March 22 and 23 at
The league is for youngsters,
ages 13 through 15, as of Aug. 1,
,Players must attend one of the
tryout dates and go through basic
ha.ie balL..f.jm.damentals.- All
pariicip.iantToulld bring their
gloves and come dressed to play
Registration will be held at the
Loughridge Park Field on Hwy.
98. The fee is $30. per player. All
who register by the appropriate
dates will be drafted on to a team.
For more information contact
the City Recreation Department at
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March 19, 2005
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the third to ice the game. The rally,
started with Joey Jarvis' walk
followed by Kramer's single.
Cody Walker's deep fly allowed
Jarvis to tag and score from third
and Kramer later scored on a wild
Taylor County Coach Richard
Carr said he was pleased with his
team's performance, especially
after the disappointing loss to
"When we do not walk people
and play good, solid defense we
can play with anyone. This was a
.good, solid effort from our entire
team," Carr said.
The Bulldogs only managed
two hits against Godby. Anderson
hit a single while Jarvis doubled.
S Taylor County has a busy week
ahead with a road game Tuesday
at East Gadsden, followed by two
homes' games on Thursday and
Friday against North Florida
Christian and Suwannee.
DATE TEAM PLACE TIME/RESULT
Feb. 14-19 Rickards Preseason Classic TBA
Feb. 17 vs. Florida High 0-4 L-
Feb 18 "vs. Rickards 13-1 W
Feb. 22 Hamilton Home 15-5 W
Feb. 25 NFC Away Rainout
March 1 Madison Away 3-5 L
March 4 Florida High Home 4-2 W
March 7 NFC Away (makeup) 9-9 dark
March 10 Godby Away 1-11 L
March 11 Wakulla Home 5-1 W
March 15 E. Gadsden Away 3 p.m.
March 17 NFC Home 6 p.m.
March 18 Suwannee Home 6 p.m.
March 22 Rickards Away 7 p.m.
March 29 Dixie (DH) Home 7 p.m.
April 1 Hamilton Away 6 p.m.
April 5 E. Gadsden Home 6p.m.
April 8 Flonda High Away 7 p.m.
April 12 Madison Home 7 p.m.
April 15 Wakulla Away 7 p.m.
April 18 Dixie Co. Away 7 p.m.
April 19 Rickards Home 7 p.m.
April 22 Suwannee Away 7 p.m.
April 28 Godby Away 4 p.m.
May 1-5 District Tourney Away TBA
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Calvary sings, flies kites
Easter cantata planned Sunday
:The adult choir of Calvary Baptist Church will present an Easter
cantata, "Behold the Lamb,,' on Sunday, March 20, at 10:45 a.m.
Created, arranged and orchestrated by Sue C. Smith and Russel
Mauldin, the musical will be directed by Don Bishop. The community is
cordially invited to attend. A nursery will be provided for age 3 and under.
The church is located at,2959 Golf Course Road.
: Kite Day at Calvary Baptist
-:Kite Day will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, March
19, beginning at 9 a.m. Children are encouraged "to bring your parents,
a:kite and come for a fun day!"
: Lunch will be served at 12 noon for participants and well-wishers.
Prizes will be awarded to the youngest and oldest youth kite-fliers, as well
as to the young person with the highest flying kite.
Steinhatchee observes Palm Sunday
SPalm Sunday services are planned at First United Methodist Church in
Steinhatchee. Pastor Winford Harris invites the community to attend
Worship at 11 a.m.
SBible studies on "The Wisdom of God" continue on Wednesday
evenings throughout March, focusing on the book of I Corinthians.
Men's Day at Little Bethel
SLittle Bethel A.M.E. Church and the Rev..Altrus Campbell invite you
to participate in Men's Day on the third Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m.
The-speaker for this event will be Col. Clint Wallace of Panama City.
Choir rehearsal will be held on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m.
Two events atAntioch Missionary Baptist
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, located at 708 Tom's Dr., invites
everyone to attend its Missionary Program on Saturday, March 19,
beginning at 6 p.m. Annie M. Porter is president.
::On Sunday at 3 p.m., the church will honor its deacons and trustees
during a 3 p.m. service featuring the Rev. Alzo Slade of Potter's House
Ministries as guest speaker. Jurleen Clayton, chairperson, invites
everyone to attend.
Service honors B.D. Williams
The matron and members of B.D. Williams #200, Heroines of Jericho,
invite you to celebrate the life, legend and legacy of Past Most Ancient
Matron B.D. Williams on Sunday, March 19, at.Springhill Baptist.
Church. The event will be held from 3 until 5 p.m.,with a reception
- Anyone who wishes to take part in this program is welcome and will
reed to contact Brenda Phillips as soon as possible at 838-4153 (work).
Planning a summer vacation?
,If you're planning a summer vacation to Taylor County's beaches,
please nole that a Vacation Bible School's Beach Blast4s scheduled-forb -.
June 13-17 with classes from 6 until 8:30 nightly at Blue Creek Baptist
"Plan your vacation so that your children can have a great break each
night with Bible teaching, crafts, and lots of fun," organizers suggest.
"Supper will be served every night." For additional information, please
contact 584-4408 or 578-2364.
Drug-free testimonies featured
Living Word Ministries, located at 606 Colson St., invites everyone to
attend a service at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, featuring "powerful drug-free
testimonies." Joe Clark is pastor of the congregation.
Sunday, March 20
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Calvary Baptist Clurcl
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SFriday's Perry News-Herald
will feature the schedule of Holy
Week `services at First United
Methodist Church next week. .
:Services are planned each
weekday morning (except
Thursday) at 6:45 with breakfast
"A 7 p.m.: Maundy Thursday
Service is planned on March 24.
SLook for details Friday on
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, ministers who are participating.
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Antioch celebrates missionary society's anniversary
By B.D. WILLIAMS
The homecoming celebration
at New Brooklyn M.B. Church,
the Rev. Donald McBride
pastor, was so enjoyable
Sunday, March 13, beginning
with Sunday school. The
morning worship was spirit-filled
starting with the Praise Team
rendering devotion. The
homecoming message was
delivered by the Rev. Victor
Holmes of Atlanta, Ga. The
entire service was spirit-filled
and the homecoming attendance
was wonderful. So many came
home from far and'near saying,
"It's just so good to be home."
Food was served at the Jerkins
building. The Rev. McBride's
father, mother,, brother and
family, as well as Mrs.
McBride's mother, all attended
the services and had lunch at
Little St. John M.B. Church's
pastor, Rev. W. W. Williams,
and his congregation will render
services with Springhill M.B.
Church, the Rev. Izell
Montgomery pastor, Sunday,
March 20, at 3 p.m. A city-wide
celebration is extended.
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church will be celebrating their
Mission Society's anniversary
Madie Belle Peacock
Madie Belle Peacock, 83, a
resident of Perry, died March 12,
2005, in Perry.
A n active of Panama City,
Mrs.:Peacock had lived in Perry
for the past 21 years. She was a
member of Perry First Church of
Survivors include: three sons,
Sonny Peacock of Perry, Charles
.Peacock of Lehigh Acres and
Roy Peacock of Felda; three
daughters, Patricia Jones and
Margie McCall, both of Perry,,
and SuSie Howard of
Okeechobee; a sister, Alice
Henderson of Panama City; 21
grandchildren ; 32 great
grandchildren; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her
husband, Dave Peacock, and a
daughter, Barbara Wilkinson.
Funeral services will be held
today, March 16, at 10 a.m. at
First Baptist Church of Jena
with interment following at Mt.
Olive Cemetery in
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6' until 8
:p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home, which is in charge of the
J. C. Dixon
J. C. Dixon, 83, died Mdrch
12, 2005, in Tallahassee.
A native of Taylor County and
lifelong resident of Perry, he
was a member of St. James
Episcopal Church in Perry and a
World War II veteran, serving in
the U.S. Army. He had retired
from Procter and Gamble after
25 years of employment. He
also owned and operated Dixon
Plumbing and Heating in Perry.
He was a member of the Perry
SVeterans of, Foreign wars and
the Perry Elks Lodge.
Survivors include: his wife of
25 years, Mary Jane Dixon of
Perry; a son, John P. Dixon of
Jacksonville; a son-in-law,
Charles Maultsby of Perry; a
step-daughter, Patricia White of
Perry; a sister, Dona Everett of
Perry; two grandchildren; three
step-grandchildren; and 2 step-
He was predeceased by his
wife, Bernice H. Dixon; his
daughter, Linda Maultsby; a
step-son, Louis DeVane; and a
step-daughter, Sandra' B. Dixon.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, March 15, at 11 a.m.
at Joe; P. Burns Funeral Home
Chapel with interment following
at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Monday from 6 until 8,
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home,
which was in charge of the
Memorial contributions may
be made to Big Bend Hospice,
1712 MWhan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428.
Earl Wayne Hudson
Earl Wayne Hudson, 62, died
March 9, 2005, in Jacksonville.
A heavy equipment operator,
Mr. Hudson was a Baptist.
Survivors include: his wife of
14 years, Anita Hudson of
Shady Grove; a son, Earl Wayne
"Bo" Hudson of White Springs;
four daughters, Ashli Hudson of
Shady Grove, Susie Justus of
Jacksonville and Staci Whiddon
and Brandi Gunter, both of
Perry; three brothers, D. C.
Hudson, George Hudson and
Dale Terrell, all of Sirmans; four-
sisters, Carolyn Hoover of'
Nashville, Ga:, Debbie Carter
of Sirmans, Rose Marie
Benefield of Donaldsonville,
Ga. and Kay Thompson of'
Crawfordville; 11 grandchildren;
and three great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a
daughter, Regina Hudson..,
Funeral services were held
'Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home. Interment
followed at Evergreen Cemetery
Family members received
friends Saturday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home,
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Amvets Post 20, ladies auxilliary
and Sons of AMVETS.meet 3rd
Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion, Steinhatchee
Post 291, fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group who meets
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays
at Serenity House; located at 1260 Hwy.
98 West, across from the BP station/at 8
AL-ANON, St. James Episcopal
Church (in library), Wednesdays 12 noon
to 1 p.m.; 584-2146. Thursday at 6:30
for beginners meeting with regular
meeting at 7 p.m.
The Way: Christ centered recovery
group, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy., 98 W., across
from BP Station. Open to alcoholics,
addicts, family members and friends.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at First
Airport Advisory Commission. 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 4th Tues., noon, 107 East
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 a.m, chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
Mon., 7 p.m., main hanger at airport.
County-Commission: first Mon. and
third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second
Mon., 7 p.m., Jerkins Center.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123, meets
first and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs.,
6:30 p.m. Scout Hut.
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall. 584-8553 or 584-
Humane Society of Taylor County,
2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest Capital
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office,
1719 S. Jefferson,
Kleaton Beach. Business &
Community Association meets each
2nd Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. at the
Keaton Beach Hot Dog Stand..
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Jdyce's MainStreet Cafe.
La Leche League International: 2rnd
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
-Lady Elks. second Thurs., 8 p mr.
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,
Lyman Hendry Road. '
SMuskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
SHill Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
8 p.m., at 1260 W. Hwy. 98, at Serenity
House (dirt road across from BP Station).
These are open meetings to those
interested in addiction. Call 223-0036.
NAACP: 2nd Sun., 6 p.m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers, holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: Palmetto Circle,
2nd Mon., 7 p.m.; Pine Tree Circle, third
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 hpuse 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 584-8815.
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at B. J.'s
School Board: 1st and 3rd Tues., 7
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat., 10 a.m.
Social Security: representatives, 2rnd
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, courthouse
Sons of Confederate Veterans
meets fourth Tuesday at VFW Post on
Center Street, 7 p.m. For location, call
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs.
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
3rd Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Taylor County Task Force Against
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 4th
Wed., 12 noon at Joyce's Mainstreet.
Taylor County Democratic Party
meets the third Monday, 7 p.m. at the
Golden 'Corral. Call 584-9656 or 584-
Taylor Development Council: 2nd
Wed. 4 p.m., at Chamber.
Taylor County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon,, 5 p.m. at Chamber.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, 2nd Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank,
STaylor County Historical Society:
3rd Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat., 10
a.m. Arena located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
2nd and 4th Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins.
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competes at UF
The Taylor County academic team competed this past Saturday at the University of Florida,
where members finished with a 6-7 record. Shown above are players Gerard Massey, Rachel
Heartsfield, Jordan Robertson and Tim Machula.
At Fanning Springs
Red Belly Day celebrates 10th
Red Belly Day, a Red-Letter
Day spring festival extravaganza,
is celebrating its 10th Anniversary
with a day aimed at family fun
with something for everyone from
the youngest toddler to the
patriarch and matriarch of the clan.
Once again Red Belly Day will
be held at Fanning Springs State
Park and the festival has been
mo\ ed back from the Memorial
Day weekend to Saturday, April
30th. 'The entire State Park has
been reserved for Red Belly Day
festivalgoers.only and with lower
ticket prices, the whole family can
come for a day filled with a host
of festival activities.
Located on the banks of the
' Sl-jminne River. Fanning Springs
State Park is the perfect setting for
a one'day spring festival that
includes a melange of musid, arts
and crafts. food, games, rides, a
fishing tournament, and
swimming in the crystal clear
waters.of Fanning Springs.
This year's event features a
,, 950 theme with headliners Joey
Dee ,and the Starlighters with
Da\ id Brigati and Bobby Valli.
But ihat's not all. This year'
there are six bands for the
Virtual explorers can now take
an underwater journey into one of
the deepest cave systems in the
world through their home,
computer. The Florida Department
of 'Environmental Protection
(DEP) has unveiled its expanded
website, Wakulla Springs: A Giant
Among Us, which profiles the
state's largest artesian freshwater
This website expansion allows
audiences to dive into Wakulla's
underwater caves from their home
computer, said DEP Florida
Springs Initiative Director Mike
Bascom. The virtual tour takes
% iewersthrough one of the
world's deepest natural cave
-systems, capturing the beauty and
the history within the caves.
One of the deepest in the world,
the Wakulla Springs cave system
reaches depths of more than 300
feet,,DEP's Florida Springs
Initiative created the Wakulla
Virtual Cave Dive to share facts
and photographs from research
dives through the.Internet. The
virtual tour allows online
explorers to learn about the
Wakulla Springs cave system by
moving a virtual diver along
explored sections of the cave.
Wakulla Springs flows from an
underground river at 175,000
gallons per minute. The Wakulla
Springs cave system was first
explored by divers in the 1950s,
who entered the caves in search of
mastodon remains. Since then,
researchers have explored more
than 12 miles of the Wakulla
Springs cave system.
The Florida Springs Initiative,
established by Governor Jeb Bush
Along with Joey Dee and the
Starlighters, CrossTyz and Rick
Gordon and Friends are two power
packed country music bands that
will perform some of Nashville's
great songs with a few original
songs thrown in for good measure.
Two more bands are on tap for
contemporary music fans Dotti
South and Rick Randlett, and area
For some good old fashion
harmony, Southland Gospel
rounds a musical variety bill that
will delight young and old alike.
To add to the fun and games and
to provide something for the car
enthusiast, the Tri-County Classic
Car Club will be displaying
dozens of vintage automobiles.
A nd 'for race fairs; a display of
Columbia Motorsports Park stock
cars will be on display along with
some of the best stock car drivers
in the state.. Come out for a close
look at these racing machines and
get all of your race questions
answer by the men behind the
Contestants will line up at 2
PM for the ever popular and
renowned Belly Flop and Melon
The festivities begin at 9 AM
with Joey Dee and the Starlighters
in 2001, is the first
comprehensive, coordinated plan
to restore and protect Florida's
more than 700 freshwater springs.
This year, the Florida Springs
Initiative set aside more than
$350,000 to protect spring
ecosystems, water quality and
flow within Florida's award-
winning state park system,
including Wakulla Springs State
The state is also acquiring land
surrounding springs through
'Florida Forever--the 10-year,.$3
billion land conservation program
established by Governor Bush and
the Florida Legislature. Florida
has conserved more-than 27,000
acres of spring recharge area,
including 3,000 acres around
Wakulla Springs. Wakulla
Springs State Park attracts close
to 195,000 visitors each year,
pouring close to $7.5 million into
the local economy.
Along with the new Wakulla
Virtual Cave Dive, the Florida
Springs Initiative website hosts
information and activities
involving a variety of other
freshwater springs throughout the
state. Since its release in
November 2004, the enhanced
Florida Springs Initiative website
has welcomed more than 18,000
visitors. More than 1,500 teacher
lesson plans have been
downloaded from the site as well,
giving teachers valuable activities
and resources about Florida's
springs to use in their classrooms.
For more information about
Florida's bowls of liquid light,
set to take the stage at 4 PM.
Red Belly Day is sponsored by
the Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce, a Florida non-profit
corporation. Make plans now for
you and the family to attend this
exciting power packed festival.
Tickets are $8 ($6 advance
purchase) for ages 13 and up; $6
($5 advance purchase) for ages 6-
12; and children 5 and under are
For more information call 352-
498-5454 or Ilog onto
The Taylor County academic
team competed this past
Saturday at the University of
Florida in the National
Academic Quiz Tournaments
state championship. The team
finished with a record of 6-7.
The field consisted of 14
teams from around Florida
which competed in a 13-round
round-robin. Ransom Everglades
placed first, going undefeated for
The players who traveled
were- Gerard Massey, who
finished the day with 16.54
points per game; Tim Machula,
28.85 points per game; Rachel
Heartsfield, 6.92 points per
game; and Jordan Robertson,
16.92 points per game.
"They played well," said
Coach Mark Viola. "All of our :
losses were to teams that
finished higher than us, and
some of those we had a shot at
"We still .need work, but
considering we don't have any
seniors on our first team, we can
only go up from here."
The team is now preparing for
their last tournament of the
school year, the Commissioners
Academic Challenge, held April
21-23 at Disney World.
as Masons reach 100th
Perry Masonic Lodge 123
celebrated its 100th anniversary
with an evening featuring
patriotism, according to member
The dinner event was attended
by approximately 50 members,
spouses and guests. A program
was presented by members Don
Love, Hershel McClellan and
Randy Trammel, who shared
interesting and amusing facts
about the founding and existence
of Lodge 123, said Brady.
The program also featured local
resident, Isadore Rommes, who
reported on recent actual events in
Iraq. His tour of duty included
activities which were reported
nationally, said Brady, and "it was
enlightening to hear directly of his
The meeting ended with
declarations that all present were
"proud of our country and proud
to be Americans. God bless
America," he added.
Workshops address 'inevitable changes'
What is the future of forests?
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced
today that his department is
launching a major planning
project to help shape the future of
forests in Florida.
"How are our forests going to
continue to provide the wood,
clean water, recreation and
diversity of wildlife 25 years from
now?" Bronson is asking. "And
what do we want them to look
like 25 years from now?"
As a result of development,
hurricanes, wildfires, insect and
disease outbreaks and the demand,
for forestry products, Florida's
forests today comprise only 14
million acres down from more
than 20 million acres in the
1930's. Officials estimate that the
figure will decline to 12 million
acres by the year 2030.
The planning effort that is
getting underway will focus on
how the state manages what are
inevitable changes rather than
merely reacting to those changes.
Division of Forestry (DOF)
officials have already taken the
first "step, assessing the present
conditions of forests in Florida,
and the public can review that
assessment by visiting DOF's
website at www.fl-dof.com.
The public 'is encouraged to
participate by attending one of a
series of six workshops that will
be held around the state later this
month to solicit opinions on the
future of forests in Florida. The
dates, cities and locations are as
March 22nd Milton -
Pensacola Junior College,
University of Florida Bldg, Room
March 23rd Tallahassee -
Eyster Auditorium, Conner Bldg.,
3125 Conner Blvd.
March 24 Lake City -
Columbia County Extension
Service, 164 SW Mary Ethel
March 29th Tavares Lake
County Ag/Horticulture Ext.
Service, 30205 State Road 19.
March 30 Palmetto- Manatee
County Ag Center/Fairgrounds,
Kendrick Auditorium, 1303 17th
March 31 Lantana Lantana.
Recreation Center, 418 South
The regional workshops will be
'held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and
will be lead by a professional
A draft plan on the future of
forests in Florida is expected to be
posted on the DOF website next
fall, and the public will be asked
to comment on it.
Taylor County teacher Gloria Parker was among a group of
educators who traveled to Washington, D.C., Feb. 17-20,
courtesy of a U.S. Department of Education's Teachinr
American History Grant awarded to the Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium (PAEC). Teachers had to complete aR
.project and meet various other criteria in order to
participate in this "magnificent opportunity." The teachers
learned first-hand about the nation's capitol and will be able-
to share this in their classrooms.
B-2 The Taco Times March 16, 2005-
-2 Will we still be the country of
-hoice and still be America if we
,ontinue to make changes forced
--n us by the people from other
"-countries that came to live in
America because it is the county
f choice? Think about it!
-=:All I have to say is when will
f.hey do something about "my
lights"? I celebrate Christmas,
=-tbut because it isn't celebrated by
everyone, we can no longer say
'l'Merry Christmas." Now it has to
Season's greetings. It's not
:Jhristmas vacation, it's winter
~beak. Isn't it amazing how this
.winter break always occurs over
t~lie Christmas holiday? We've
'gbne so far the other way, bent
:,.:oer backwards to not offend
E anyone, that I am now being
. offended. But, it seems that no
: one has a problem with that!
-Immigrants, not Americans,
:must adapt!' I am tired of this,
; nation worrying about whether we
Share offending some individual or
Stir culture. Since the terrorist
Attacks on Sept. 11, we have
Experienced a surge in patriotism
by the majority of Americans.
SHowever, the dust from the attacks
: had barely settled, when the
' "politically correct" crowd began
complaining about the possibility
that our patriotism was offending
others. I am not against
immigration, nor do I hold a
grudge against anyone who is
seeking a better life by coming to
America. Our population is
almost entirely made up of
descendants of immigrants.
However, there are a few things
that those who have recently come
to this country, and apparently
some born here, need to
understand. This idea of America
being a multicultural community
has served only to dilute our
sovereignty and our national
identity. As Americans, we have
our own culture, our own society,
our own language, our own
lifestyle, and our own way of
lifting up God, the Father of
Christ Jesus. This culture has
been developed over centuries of
struggles, trials, and victories by.
millions of men and women who
have sought freedom.
We 'speak English! Not
Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic,
Chinese, Japanese,, Russian, or'
any other language. "In God we
trust" is our national motto. This
is not some Christian right wing
political slogan. We adopted this
motto because Christian men and
women, on Christian principles,
founded this nation, and this is
clearly documented. It is certainly
appropriate to display it on the
walls of our schools! If God
offends you, then I suggest you
consider another part of the world
as your new home, because God is
part of our culture.
If stars and stripes offend you,
or you don't like Uncle Sam, then
you should seriously consider
moving to another part of this
planet. We are happy with our
culture and have no desire to
change, and we really don't care
how you did things where you
came from. This is our country,
our land, and our lifestyle. Our
First Amendment gives every
citizen the right to express his
opinion, and we will allow you
every opportunity to do so. But,
once you are done complaining,
whining, and griping about our
flag, our pledge, our national
motto, or our way of life, I highly
encourage you to take advantage of
one other great American
freedom, the right to leave! Now,
as Forrest Gump .would say,
"that's all I have to say about
that"! (Right now anyway).
Sincerely, I am
God bless America
'Quiet dignity' worth imitating
Dear Editor: .by both the participants and the ev
:I attended the Ta\lor County commissioners, and I hope the the
Commission,.meeting March 7, road right-of-way question in u
as did several citizens, from "Steinhatchee can still be St
Steinhatchee. I would like to resolved in a way acceptable to tui
applaud the consideration and all .ne
-houghtfulne.s this commission Mr. Henry Garcia and his ca
exhibited toward the partiicipani' i" West Wind Marina are a great qu
:who appeared to state their case part of the charm and unique G;
or concern. quality of our community. I do ex
As this was a public hearing, I not believe .that anyone who
appreciated the respect shown walks the path to his door has
Former patient 'grateful'
iDear Editor: alternative clinics in town, but I ne
SI recently had an illness that can't imagine they can provide ce
Required a seken-da 'stay at this level of service. I am m
-Doctors' Memorial Hospital.: I grateful that we. have insurance fa
vant to bring to the attention of and can afford our co-pay. But th
=tour community how vital it is everyone can't, and for seven
that we have this local facility and days I saw everyone getting the Di
how proud I.am to support all same high level of care that I ph
,that the staff, doctors and did, by the same cheerful caring
-volunteers: are doing every day. staff. A stay in the hospital is
I was there for all shifts, for
.all days of the week, and when i
the hospital was full and when ItS not the only
there were just a few of us. I
received excellent attentive care Dear Editor, po
fromi everyone. Our hospital I read the "Boyd Report bu
provided the testing, intravenous placed by Congressman Boyd in all
treatment, inhalation therapy the Wednesday edition of the to
and round-the-clock care that Taco Times. It is true that future wh
.-was necessary without my benefits will be under-funded for of
having to leave family and. full Social Security benefits in the Bo
-friends and require them to future with the fund's present in
-travel 120 miles round-trip for a financial condition. The fund will m(
"-visit. not be broke for several decades. "G
-I realize that. there are. We are hearing from 'some sat
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'er been turned away. I know
e many ventures that we have
undertaken to benefit
einhatchee have found us
rning to NMr. Garcia and he has
ever failed to find favor in our
uses. I think observing the
liet dignity\ exhibited by Mr.
arcia should .be a learning
:perience for us all.
ever pleasant, but I am
rtainly confident that if I or
y family ever needs the
cility, they will be grateful
at it is here.
My thanks go to everyone at
doctors' Memorial, and all our
lysicians that support it.
liticians that we have no choice
t to accept legislation that will
ow some Social Security funds
be diverted to private accounts
tich will belong to the investors
those accounts. Congressman
oyd said these private accounts
his proposal will be safe as the
money will be invested ,in
government bonds in the exact
ne way current Social Security
liars are invested today,. the
ly difference is the funds would
placed in an account bearing
e investor's name."
Well Congressman Boyd, I
uld like to see the two and one
If trillion dollars that was
rrowed by our governmentfrom
e, Social Security. Trust paid
ck into the Social Security Trust
nd before you issue more
worthless bonds. You know that
n't be done, because our
vernment is so far in debt that
>uld be. impossible with the
rrent government spending on
her political fiascoes. That two
d one half trillion dollars was
t spent on Social.Security,. It
Is spent by the clowns in
ashington that we trusted to
lance our budget.'
Congressman Boyd, you closed
ur report by saying "Social
purity is not an asset belonging
Individuals and if left
changed it will turn out to be an
ipty one." The Social. Security.
stem was intended to be a trust
the people that are paying into
6 trust Congressman. The
liticians betrayed that trust over
You and your fellow
ngressmen and Senators may
dress the other problems in
,- Please see page 3
Even an orange boiled
egg tastes white
Every year, about this time, I have an
uncontrollable urge to boil eggs.
It happens when azaleas and
dogwoods bloom, girls wear frilly
dresses and bonnets, and boys do
whatever boys do for the other 11
months of the year, minus a shirt.
I knew the urge was coming last week
when I observed the lunch of a
neighbor's gardener. He had a large,'
cold drink; a larger, plastic cup of ice;
and two boiled eggs, to accompany his
sandwich and fruit.
I almost asked him for one of those
For eggs, in my Mother's book, were a
staple. She survived the Depression
and grew up eating eggs for breakfast
every morning, before they learned the
word cho-les-ter-ol. Recently, a doctor
told her she needs to quit eating those
eggs because she ate, enough to last
her a lifetime...before she was 30.
But when she's feeling really gamey
and no one's looking, she boils one. If
it's Saturday night and she has nowhere
to go, shemay fry one. Who will know?
Boiled eggs were once staples in my
lunchbox, either before lock-top bags
were invented or before my mother
agreed.'to invest in them (and rinse
,them. put). Instead, she'd wrap that
boiled egg in wax paper, and put a
rubber band around it to keep the wrap
secure. After I threw my lunch box
Around in the car, and in the hallway,
and in my locker, the egg looked like it
was in bad need of a plastic surgeon.
But with a little salt and pepper, it was
Easter all over again.
Since boiled eggs rarely appear on our
landscape, my children probably won't
need to worry about cholesterol. But if
nutritionists discover that cereal is
detrimental to your health, we're all in
Editor's Note: This column first appeared in The
again--like the Cadbury bunny-- to celebrate Spring.
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Even though they aren't a favorite, we
started the ritual boiling of eggs this
year, our personal way of ushering in
spring: twelve for Tuesday, all pink and
blue, and orange, and- marbleized
purple. "This is fun," said the littlest
one. "Can I have one with my lunch?"
"Why sure," I said, "But I'm not sure
you really like boiled eggs. You didn't
care for them the last time I fixed one
"But it was white," he said.
"Well, the orange one is going to taste
the same," I assured him. '
"PNo, the other one was white," he
"But when we take the shell off this
one, it will be white too," I explained.
"It'll be fine," he said, patting me on
I peeled the shell and handed the
smooth and slippery egg to him. "I'm
really glad you like boiled eggs," I said
as he took his first bite.
His first bite returned.
"It tastes like the white one," he said
with such disappointment.
I retrieved the remains and looked
fondly upon the three-quarters of: a
boiled egg which was left.
"It's been a long time since I had! a
boiled egg," I told myself, so I sat down
and partook. Then I looked longingly at
the other 12 sitting so pretty in Easter
I think I could have eaten half of
them, but I cautioned myself mightily
against over indulgence and reached
for an apple instead.
Who knows, I'll probably die of an
insecticidal spray which annually taints
the apple crop, when I could have just
eaten another egg and taken my
After all, it's Easter and time to
Taco Times in 1997. Eight years later, it returns
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Letters to the Editor
-Writer laments planning board decision on land use
It is a cold December morning.
One of those days when nature
seems to somewhat yield, an
advantage to humans. An invite if
you will for hunters to prove their'
skill upon the great outdoors. The
man has been told of a trophy
buck around the area, but he has
yet to see it for himself.' After
cloaking himself in camouflage he
parks his truck on the main grade.
By way of twilight, the hunter
then proceeds more than a mile
'into the swamp until he finds the
perfect spot. He harnesses up to
his tree climber and attempts to
mnake his way upward. There is a
slight breeze from the west, so he
decides to ascend higher than
usual, just to be safe. For three
hours the man sits without even
seeing a squirrel.
Then, just as he is about to give
up and start his descent he looks
to his left and there he is. Standing
in the clearing is the most
beautiful 10-point he has ever
Seen. His muscular body glistens
in the morning sun, and steam
leaves his nostrils like a dragon.
The hunter freezes with
amazement. In the seconds that
follow he thinks to himself, if I
can take this monster to the house,
it will not matter if I ever see
another deer. By pure reaction, he
eases his rifle upward in a slow
but steady fashion, until the
objective is visible through his
scope. Never hearing or feeling
How do you
iContinued from page B-2
Sbcial Security to help clean up
the program such as:
Don't continue to give instant
Social Security benefits to Cuban
refuges the day they set foot on
United States soil even when they
have not contributed'a penny to
- the program.
-oZp gi\ ing Meeffist'W ffHIVI
aliens' whom have not vested a
penny in the system.
Stop the Social Security fraud
of people 'collecting benefits io
which they are not entitled
according to the law.
Stop the huge influx of illegal
aliens across our border
Let our citizens pay fair and
proportionate Social Security
taxes into the trust fund according
..to what they earn and don't stop
the tax at ninety thousand dollars
Congressman, when my elected
Officials run government the way
:it was intended by .our fore-:
::fathers, then I will listen to a
S. reasonable proposal to help our,
country. Don't try to convince me
That ydur proposal is the only
solution to correct Social Security.
;Try harder. You are paid well:
,':You are all we have to speak up.:
for all of us in Washington.
the shot the man realizes he has
fired and the deer is lying down.
The hunter becomes ecstatic and a
blanket of warm joy wraps around
him. So anxious is the man to get
to his trophy, that he has a lapse in
judgment and leaps out of his tree
stand fastened 30 feet in the air!
The hunter is shaken up but is
numbed by excitement and still
hurries over to his prize.
Then, just as he approaches the
still lying creature, the deer leaps
up and begins to charge the man
with his deadly rack. In an instant
the hunter reaches at his shoulder
for his rifle, but realizes at the
same moment that his gun is still
in the tree stand, three stories
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above the ground! All the man can fact, turned out to, in fact be,
do is watch helplessly as the fact. To say this statement
opportunity of a lifetime runs like confusing obviously would be
a wildfire until it can no longer be understatement. What is fact
seen. The hunter had missed his that even with B-B-Q's, flyi
aim and the shot had only placed billboards, radio / media ads,
the deer in temporary shock. As promises of future euphoria
the man watches in disbelief he the community, Taylor Cou
says to himself, "I was so close, read through the propaganda
but yet so far away." said, "No." They understand t
If an underlined lesson in this no amount of money can buy
short story has emerged and it community's safety and w
sounds somewhat familiar, it is being.
because of it taking-place right Now it appears that the voice
now. Since the implementers of the people could turn out to
the bombing range came to town only a bark without a bite. E
over a year ago, the only thing the though Mr. Alford is report
county has known to be fact, is out of the picture and Fc
that everything it was told to be "'* Please see page 6
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Small ads...big deals!
Another Tent Sale! Saturday, 7 a.m. 3
p.m. Tons more of AVON products at
GREATLY reduced prices!!! Don't miss it!
1025 West Ash St. Bring a friend!
Yard sale. Saturday, 8 a.m. until. Furniture,
dishes, and misc. 1859 Johnson Stripling.
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.
Triple-garage sale. Friday and Saturday, 9
a.m. noon. Household items, antiques.
No early birds. 1093 Morgan Whiddon Rd.
For sale by owner: 3 bed/2 bath frame
house on 1 acre w/metal barn. Call (850)
5 acres and 2 homes for sale. 5 beautiful
acres with oaks, 1946 sq. ft. 4br/2ba
home, plus 934 sq. ft., porch & carport, 7
yrs. old; and a 784 sq. ft. home, plus 264
sq. ft. porch, 6 yrs. old, great for mom or to
rent out. 6 miles north of Perry. Both vinyl
sided with Georgia pine interior. 48x36
5-stall horse barn, 3 large dog pens.
$150,000. Call 584-5262 evenings or cell
House for Sale
710 W. Green Street, Perry, FL. 2194 sq.
ft., 4 bedrooms/ 1.5 baths. $55,000 or
make offer. Call 850-402-2475.
1999 Chrysler LHS, loaded with
everything. Heated leather seats, power
windows, cruise, CD & cassette player,
AM/FM radio, excellent condition. $9,500.
1988 Ford Conversion Van, excellent
condition, TV, $1,395 firm. 850-948-4869.
1990 Dodge Grand Caravan. Seat 7
comfortably with plenty of cargo space in
back. Cruise control, heat & A/C, auto
locks & windows, 204,400 miles, 2 yr. old
transmission, in good shape, $1,200. Call
1998 Nissan Frontier,
$6,500. Call 838-7599.
four wheel drive.
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
Auctions 3 times a week. Taylor County,
every Friday 6:30 p.m., 3 miles south of
Perry on Hwy. 19 next to Crews Marine.
Dixie County, every Tuesday and
Saturday 6 p.m., 3 miles south of Cross
City on Hwy. 19 at Old Drive In. We do
estate sales, bankruptcies, closeouts, big
or small. Now taking consignments. Third
Generation Auction Service, 352-356-
0721 AB#2424 AUN25.48
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Beauty shop equipment for sale. Must be
moved by 3/27/05. 672-0254 (cell).
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.
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
S8" London blue topaz bracelet, diamond
accents, 14 carat gold, $175 firm. 8" gold
bead bracelet, 14 carat gold, $60. Call
Country living off Courtney Grade. 2/1
solid built home on 2 1/3 acres of fenced ,
wooded acreage including 14'x28' 1/1
mobile home efficiency. Must see to
appreciate. No Realtors. 223-2590, Kevin.
Land.for sale, 221 N between Shiloh
. Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-5891 (Badcock).
4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house for sale. All
brick, 3 yrs. old. $250,000 oti: Call 838-
3/1 house for sale. 1/3 city block. $28,000.
602 W. Bacon St. 584-4678.
Boarder wanted in my house. Bedroom,
living room, private bath, furnished. 584-
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization ai 800 West Ash Street, site
o0 Taylor Cuniv Senior Services Call.
584-',8 24 tOr iriormail:jr,
HOUSE FOR SALE
Built in 1950s
3'Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
SNew Central H/A
Call for appt. 584-5454
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
For Basic to Market renters. 1, 2, or 3 BR
HC arid Non HC accessible apartments.
HUD vouchers considered and rental
assistance may be available. Equal
Housing Opportunity. Office hours are
8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-5668.
709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD
Everything new!!!.4 bedroom, 2 bath
house, HUD accepted. Central air & heat.
504 W. Willow St. $575/$625. 223-2484 or
(203) 545-4173. Adrianne,
1 bedroom furnished apartment, No
children. No pets..584-7170.
3/1 house for rent. HUD accepted. 584-
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC and
non-HC accessible; apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111.TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
GULF COAST B
METAL 3' ide
Full line of
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
SCut toyour desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
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,
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
condition, .. -
17 1/2' Sportscraft V-hull Bowrider, 130 hp
Yamaha, runs good, needs 2 head
gaskets, $1,600.obo. Call 584-8687, leave
message if no answer.
'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.
Looking for a pony for my three-year-old
granddaughter to ride. She loves horses
and we are horse people who can provide
a great.home. Call 386-362-1954.
Goats for sale. 850-223-3112.
Registered AQHA 2 year old filly,
excellent breeding, $900. Other horses
also available. 850-948-4869.
Beagles, 6 weeks old, 2 male, 5 female,
been wormed. $50 each. Call 584-4374,
Beautiful, full-blooded miniature
Dachshund male puppy (5 months) for
sale-$50. Loves a lap--very playful. Got
him on impulse, but larger dogs on
property pose threat. He is a wonderful
pet. Call 386-362-1954 or 584-5513.
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: March 28
Associated Traning Services
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Position vacancies under Taylor County
.Board of County Commissioners:
Park Attendant temporary (April Sept.)
Part time (days and hour vary) max: 30
hrs/wk. $6.56 hr.
Kennel Tech Part time (hours vary) $6.18
RMT full time; $8.04 hr.
Day Camp Counselor Seasonal/ part
time (average 29 hrs. week) $6.18- 10.08
Seasonal Mosquito Sprayer part-time
(include nights & Weekends) $6.18 hr.
Firefighter call in; $9.05 hr.
EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Position requirements and specifications
available at Taylor. One Stop Career
Center, 224 N. Jefferson Street, Perry, FL.
32347 or www.tcfl-libinfo.com Submit
applications to Taylor One Stop Career
Center. Positions open until filled.
Prestige Home Center
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AMVETS Post 20's community yard sale
is growing and we are on the lookout for
more tables. Do you have any 6-foot
folding tables that you would like to donate
or sell for a reasonable price? Please call
Mark at 584-5513 or 584-8807.
Chili Contestants who think there chili is
worth $500.00!! Applications are available
at the Charber office at 584-5366. 3rd
Annual Rotary Club Chili Cook-off April
2nd 12:00 noon at Forest Capital State
Park. You need to pre-register your chili so
do not hesitate, call the Chamber NOW!!
.Prizes galore and all contestants get a free
"HOT" Chili T-shirt!
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 ahd 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 applications also required.
Perry Newspapers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson
St., 850-584-5513 or 850-838-1566'(fax).
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
ADULT CASE MANAGER #2156
AVAILABLE REGULAR STATUS (40
HOURS PER WEEK) OR TEMPORARY
OPS STATUS (20-40 HOURS PER
REQUIRES MINIMUM OF A
BACHELOR'S DEGREE WITH A MAJOR
IN COUNSELING, SOCIAL WORK,
PSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE,
NURSING, REHABILITATION, SPECIAL
EDUCATION, HEALTH EDUCATION, OR"
A RELATED HUMAN SERVICES FIELD;
OR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE + 2 YEARS
FULL TIME OR EQUIVALENT
EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS
EXPERIENCING SERIOUS MENTAL
ILLNESS. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE
REGULAR STATUS RATE $10.75 PER
HOUR/EXCELLENT BENEFITS OR
TEMPORARY OPS STATUS RATE
$12.92 PER HOUR/NO BENEFITS.
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
N.E., Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Drug-Free Workplace.
Automotive part's department assistant
needed. Apply in person at Thomas'
Chevrolet or call 584-6212.
Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS Line Advertisement
call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net
24hrs/day, 7 days/week
Got a Passion for Compassion?
Direct care staff in long-term care ielil-g.
FT-and PT positions and various shifts
available. Florida certification (CNA) or
license (LPN) required. FT positions
include health, dental, life, disability,
supplemental insurance; 403b retirement
account; paid time off, access to onsite
daycare and fitness facilities. Apply in
person at Personnel Office Monday
through Friday from 9:00 a:m. until 4:00
p.m., or fax resume/ credentials to (386)
658-5160. EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace/
Criminal background checks required.
ATTENTION! Work from Home.
$500-$4,500/month Part-time or Full-time
Accounting Instructor needed at North
Florida Community College, Madison FL.
Master's degree in accounting with 18
graduate hours in additional discipline
preferred. Experience in use of technology
intclassroom highly desirable. Duties:
STeach 15 credit-hours each semester in
accounting and other qualified area.
Candidates chosen for interview will ge
sample presentation jlIcin:i instructional
technology. Duties'commence 3.'1/'005
Position also requires having *-iSatllihed
office hours, j,:aril.:p3laing in leparlmenr
and College activities. Teaching may be
night and/or ddal enrollment courses on
NFCC campus and/or at satellite
Applications to: Director HR, North Florida
Community College, 1000 Turner Davis
Drive, Madison, Florida 32340. Only
complete application packets considered:
letter of interest; resume and application;
copy of transcripts (unofficial okay).'
Application available at www.nfcc.edu.
Questions call 850-973-9487. Application
packet must be received by 03/25/2005
(Deadline extended). EOE
Driver: GOOD & PLENTY
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Possible permanent caretaker at 1764
Dice Rd. Call 843-8036. :
Experienced plumber laborers needed.
Must have a driver's license. Call 584-
Florida Maine is now seeking someone for
the position in Fiberglass repair and boat
building and also someone for boat
mechanic work. Please call John at 584-
8105, serious inquiries only.
Flowers Baking Company
Do you want to own your own business? As a flowers
independent distributor you can own your own business
distributing high quality:named brand bakery products
to major supermarkets, convenience stores, fast food
.accounts and others. If you have a good driving and
credit record, you may qualify. We are seeking
individuals wishing to establish a career not just looking
for a job.
Please fax or email resumes to 229-226-3717
& Rehabilitation Center
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.
-, (Sanatioe-PivisionL- ,.,
"" 1eqT.' Valid"loda'DFrr'r^irLicriin.s-
and be able to obtain a CDL class B
license within 6 months after
Salary: $8.12- $11.47 hrly.
Applications are available at the
CITY OF PERRY
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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
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
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
a driver's license. Call 584-8603.
City of Monticello is accepting
applications for the position of Police
Patrol Officer. Requires a minimum ofa ,
high school diploma and Florida Police
Standards. Must live in Jefferson County
or be willing to relocate. Have
demonstrated police skills, some
advanced police Certification, i.e. Radar or
Breathalyzer. Must complete a Department
field training program within the first month.
Background check required Salary and
benefit information available upon request.
Submit to: City of Monticello, 245 S;
-Mulberry St., Monticello, FL 32344 by
March 18, 2005. EOE/Drug-Free
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 Tn-
County Electric Employment Application
on or before March 18. 2005 to:
Tri-County Electric Cooperative inc.
P.O. Box 208
Madison, FL 32341
Tn-County Electric Cooperative is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug
and PRN Position
Seeking individual for fulltime position.
Shift differential. Must like being a hands-
on leader. Must have history of being able
to function at high level with minimum
direction, and excellent attendance. Also,
seeking person with flexibility to assist to
cover the scheduled days off of fulltime
staff and for call in assistance. Must have
history of excellent attendance. Contact
Lyn Shine. Lafayette Health Care Center,
512 W. Main St, Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.
S R.W. MEISSNER
S & ASSOCIATES, INC.
US ARMY CORPS OF
SUWANNEE RIVER WMD
216 W. MAIN STREET
PHONE # 850-584-3887
Roofing & Roof Repairs
(850) 878-8758 (850)'528-4975
Tallahassee cell (local)
Georgia-Florida Bark and Mulch is looking
for a secretary. Duties: 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.
Springhill Nursery is looking for full time
foreman and labor positions. Please fill out
job applicallon with. Taylor Employment
Connections and call 584-3435,
AVON 2005 Sign-on Special! Only $5.
Limited time. Earn $300 bonus. Call Terrie
at 843-1285 or 584-8463.
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.
Specializing in all types of tractor work,
bishhogging, root raking, harrowing, dirt
hauling & leveling, debris removal, clean
up, and lawn care. Call for free estimate,
'*The Handyman experts, honest,work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance pressure washing (wood and
concrete carpet, vinyl. wood floor, ceramic:
tile, and repairs Call 584-2270) (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years,
Clay Swindle. LLC Painter, Interior &
Exterior. Framing 18 yr experience. Free
esl Big or small Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer, leave
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done ai a good
price No overhead. Direci savings to you
30 years experience 850-838-905.
please leave a message.
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
County Wide Household trash collection,
once a week, $20 a month. Call 584-8009
anytime, leave rriessage.
A-2-Z Farm Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and lawn services. Call 584-
6737, leave message.
Excellent, experienced care for you loved
one. Available .part time. 15 years
experience. References available. Call
584-5165, please leave name and'number.
Notice is hereby given to Dana
Brereton, 134 Revolutionary Dr., Little Egg
Harbor, N.J. 08087, unless payment is
made on Unit 8, contents will be sold on
the 19th day of, arch, 2005 at 12 noon
at S&S Mini Storage, 1110 First Ave.,
Notice is hereby given to Donna Turcer,
P.O. Box 63; Stelnhatchee, FL 32359,
unless payment Is made on Unit 23,
contents will be sold on the 26th day of,
March, 2005 at 12 noon at S&S Mini
Storage, 110 First Ave.,,Steinhatchee, FL.
Notice is hereby given to Roberta.
'.1 ;, rr,.-r. F -.. Box 63, Steinhatchee, FL
-:; ;" a,': ,-i^.; cpqyment Is mode.op Unit
35, contents will be sold on -re .-.rr day
of March, 2005 at 12 noon at S&S Mini
Storage, 1110 First Ave., Steinhatchee, FL:
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each ser. Separate copies of the
Specifications may be obtained upon
payment of deposit of $40.00 per copy.
Check should be made out to William
M. Bishop Consulting Engineers. No
refunds shall be given for the charge for
plans and specifications.
Each BID must be accompanied by a
BID BOND payable to the OWNER for
five percent of the total amount.of the
BID. As soon as the BID prices have
been completed, the OWNER will return
the BONDS of all except the three.lowest
responsible BIDDERS. When the
Agreement is executed, the BONDS of
the two remaining unsuccessful BIDDERS
will be returned. The BID BOND of the
successful BIDDER will be retained until
the Labor and Material Payment Bond
and Performance BOND have been
executed and approved, after which it
will be returned. A certified check may
be used in lieu of a BID BOND.
Date: March 16, 2005
William E. Brynes,
Notice is hereby given pursuant to
Section 2.13 (B) of the City Charter of
the City of Perry, Florida, that Ordinance
ORDINANCE NO. 801
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PERRY,
FLORIDA, REFORMING CITY ELECTION
LAWS TO CONFROM WITH STATE LAW;
AMENDING SECTIONS 2.02 AND ARTICLE
VII OF THE CHARTER FOR THE CITY OF
PERRY AND CHAPTER 7 OF THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES REGARDING DATES FOR
CANDIDATE QUALIFYING AND ELECTIONS
ALSO TO CONFORM TO LOCAL ELECTION
LAWS TO THE FLORIDA ELECTION CODE;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN-
CONFLICT; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECT
was REJECTED by the City Council on
March 8, 2005.'
William E. Brynes
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF iHE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR :TAYLOR
FILE NO. 05-131-CP
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other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's
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 THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO 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
Notide is March 9,2005.
Attorney for Rersonal Representative
Carolyn D. Olive
Fla. Bar No. 394475
Goldberg & Olive, Attorneys at Law
Post Office Box 12458
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
Marilyn Eddie Lee
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Perry, Florida 32346
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Adrianne
Spain-Conde the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 414
Year of Issuance 2002
Description of Property: Parcel No.
Lot 9 Block D of Springlake Heights
Subdivision as Recorded in the Official
Record of Taylor County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Thomas H.
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law; the
property described Is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 18th day of
April, 2005 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 14th day of March, 2005.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
3/16.3/23, 3/30, 4/6
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Perry-Foley Airport has proposed an
overall DBE goal of 10.97% for Airport :
Improvement Projects (AlPs) awarded
during FY 2005. The proposed goal and
methodology are available for public:
inspection at the Taylor County Director
of Administrative Services office at 201 E.:
Green St., Perry, FL. during normFal
business hours for a period of thirty:(3S0)
days, beginning 3/16/05. WrLtten:
comments will be accepted for a:-
period of forty-five (45) days beginning
3/11/05. Please send all written:
comments to Ms. Melody Cox, DBELO at
201 East Green Street in Perry, FL 32347.
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: April 5, 2005
Subject of Hearing: School Board Policy
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TAVYOR
COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING :
ON THE ABOVE DATE FOR APPROVAL OE.
SAID SUBJECT ITEM. THIS HEARING WinL-BE
HELD AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. -
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND TO ,
EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS/CONCERNS- THE -:
PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD AT-TH.E-
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, SCHOOL,:
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 318 North Cldirk
Street. A c3poy 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
The Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Board of Directors will hold a:
meeting of the Board of Directors-on.:
Monday, March 28, 2005, 7:00 P.M. at:
the Quality Inn & Conference Center in -
Lake City, Florida.
The Suwannee River Economic Council..
Inc. Board of Directors will hold a
meeting for the Executive Committee
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1 i :1 r.1 oi tr.e Quality Inn &
c,: ,-i .i ,.: Center in Lake City, Florida.
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Tell commissioners 'land use agreement is important'
Continued from page B-3
Timber and Land claims to have
no intention of selling, there is
still more than 30,000 acres of
state land in our county that
Governor Bush has authorized
Eglin Airforce Base to have. This
would be more than enough land
for the government to place their
test range. In this scenario tney
could do so without even filing a
letter of intent to the citizens of
the surrounding areas. This would
mean saying good-bye to Hickory
Mound, and saying hello to check
The determination of Taylor
County, along with the fortitude of
the county commissioners, will
be in vain without the
implementation of the land usage
agreement. Who knows when the
next "mover and shaker" will ride
into town with the same agenda in
mind. The land usage agreement
only pertains to missile/bombing
ranges. It will have no effect on.
local businesses. As for property
values being negatively affected
by an ordinance to keep bombs
out, one arrives at a loss. This is
the same as : aying there is an
unattainable demand for
properties surrounding landfills. It
just does not occur.
Taylor County, you have faced
adversity and shown true grit. Do.
not allow what you have worked
together so hard for go without a
conclusion. Talk to your county
commissioners and let them know
that you are depending on them to
finish this once and for all. Tell
them that the land usage
agreement is important, and that
you are certain they will sign it for
the betterment of the community
and children. There is no reason to
be standing in disbelief five years
from now saying, "I was so close,
but yet so far away."
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