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March 30, 2005
Tree Capital of the South
2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 13
Taylor County hosts the third annual
Florid6 State Bluegrass Festival this
weekend, April 1 and 2.
Inside today's edition you'll find a
special sectiorf dedicated to the
festival, highlighting all scheduled
events and performers
Nearly 100 K-9 law enforcement
teams will take part in the third annual
K-9 Training & Problem Solving
Seminar's free public demonstration
hosted by American Aluminum
Thursday, March 31
The K-9s and their handlers will
present a free program demonstrating
their skills at Dorsetl Stadium,
beginning at 6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the
public A special portion of the
program will be dedicated to child
safety tips. especially as related to
Children and families will be able to
visit with the handlers and dogs at the
end of the demonstration
The Suwannee River Water
Management District's (SWRMD)
Governing Board will meet Tuesday,
April 12, at the Hampton Inn in Perry,
starting at 9 a m.
Public hearings on regulatory and
land acquisition matters will be held.
The St James Relay for Life Team
will host a spaghetti dinner Fnday,
April 1, from 5-8 p.m
Dinners are $6 per person and
include spaghetti, salad, bread,
beverage and dessert. All proceeds
benefit the American Cancer Society.
Dine-in and carry-out will be
available: the dinner will be held in the
church's parish hall.
Marshall Health & Rehabilitation
and the Marshall Health Family
Council will sponsor a fun day for
residents and their families April 30,
Irom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone wishing to sponsor a game
for this event is asked to contact Patsy
Padgett at 584-9762 or Nelda Parker
planned April 2
AMVETS Post 20 will hold its
annual hibiscus sale Saturday, April 2,
from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the post
building on Woods Creek Road.
The fund-raiser will be held in
conjunction with the monthly
community yard sale hosted by the
The multi-colored hibiscus
(available in three gallon pots) will be
sold at $12 for individual plants and
$20 for two.
To reserve a space at the yard.sale,
contact Mark Viola at 584-5513 or
Hundreds of vehicles damaged
Taylor pounded by hailstorm
Taylor County was pounded with "We actually had several law received hundreds of dents due to were reported, some citizens said systems came through this region,
almost four inches of rain during enforcement vehicles .on our the hail, "with two Blazers having their electricity blinked several some developing in the Gulf of
weekend storms which dumped property when the storm struck, their front windows busted in times during the storms. Mexico, while at least one other.
hail--some golf ball size-- They all suffered hail damage, dozens of places." According to officials with the- I Please see page 2
throughoutt most of the county. ,too," she said. While no major power outages National Weather Service, several -
Local insurance companies say
that several hundred claims had
been reported by Tuesday
afternoon, for both automobile and
Several businesses also reported
damage to their roofs.
American Aluminum Manager
Chris Craft said the early-morning
hailstorm Friday punched several
holes in their building's roof,
causing almost $10,000 in damage.
KU S general Manager illy
Dice. said that hail "busted through
some of the skylights" in the plant
Department of Forestry rain
gauges recorded four inches of rain
at the Foley Fire Tower, according
to officials at DOE
Director Roy Woods said vehicles
with his department which were
parked at the Perry/Foley Airport
Fire safety threatened
by lack of volunteers
The Keaton Beach Volunteer Fire Department is doun to one person,
prompting the county commission to undertake a campaign to beef up that
unit as well as others around the county.
The plight of the Keaton Beach department surfaced last week when
Leisure Retreats resident Bill Stevart complained to the commission that
no one from the nearby volunteer department responded to the fire at his
home a few weeks ago.
"I drove 16 miles and I beat the fire department there," Stewart said.
"Thanks goes to my neighbors who helped control it with their garden
County Manager Buddy Humphries said the lone volunteer at the
Keaton Beach Station was at work in Perry and did not respond and the
county's full-time unit took 22 minutes to arrive on the scene from its
station at the Perry-Foley Airport.
County Commissioner Clay Bethea said he asked Siewart to come
before the board and tell his story.
"We have a deficit in fire protection. As we go through the budget
sessions for next year we need to consider rhat." Bethea said.
.Humphries said the Division -of Forestry (DOF) actually was first to
arrive on the scene, about 14 minutes after the call went out, but they did
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For Saxton Street property
Asleep at the wheel
This Chevy pick-up was traveling north on U. S. 221 Friday morning when the driver,-
Larry English, 24, of Greenville, "fell asleep at the wheel," according to.Florida Highway
Patrol Trp. Jon T. Leohner. The vehicle traveled onto the northbound shoulder of the road;
striking a culvert. It then went airborne and overturned onto its roof. The driver is.
reported to have suffered minor injuries and was transported to Doctors' Memorial
Hospital by DMH Emergency Medical Services. English was charged with careless.
'Eminent domain' argued by council
If the Perry City Council voted to accommodate a sidewalk and expert witnesses that would need to reason for the request. She also on the south side of the street, then
to assert its powers of "eminent would have to secure additional be called in the case." he said. noted that the street has seen we should go ahead and take it-(the
domain" o- claim property within
the city limits, it could face up to a
16-month legal battle and untold
costs in attorney fees and related
The council requested
information on the "eminent
domain" provision after hearing a
request to install a sidewalk along
Saxton Street. Currently, the city
does not have enough right-of-way
property in order to meet safety
Last week. City Manager Bill
Brynes told the council that if
eminent domain was pursued, the
city would be responsible not only
for its own attorney fees. but also
the attorney fees of the property
owners involved in the suit.
"You would also be responsible
for the property appraisals and any
For Taylor County
Sapp dives into
marine agent role
STaylor County has a new
Marine and Natural Resource
Extension Agent. Justin D. Sapp.
Originally from Central
Florida, Sapp said he has been in
Taylor County for only four
weeks, and already loves it.
Sapp's big focus in his new
job will be on artificial reefs, he
Justin D. Sapp
said, but there are many other
programs he will be working on.
"Right now, we are
considering holding a 4-H
Fishing Tournament." he said.
"We've already made the initial
steps to get that going. This
project will generate funds for
youth education and would also
benefit the anificial reefs."
Sapp is currently working on a
website, which will focus on
Natural resources education. The
new site is scheduled to roll out
in a few weeks, he said.
County Extension Agent Clay
Olson said Sapp will also be
involved in the Farm Pond
Management Program, where he
%will study weed control, feeding
rates, water quality, species
control and fish disease
An avid off-road cyclist, Sapp
is also working with a program
from the University of Florida
called Sea Grants. The program,
which is funded by NOAA
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"The final cost of the property.
would be whatever a: jury
determined was a fair value," he
"It would take about 16 months
to resolve. If you negotiate with the
property owners, you will still pay
their attorney fees. If you sue' the
property owners, you will pay for
their attorneys." City Attorney Bill
Blue said. '
The sidewalk issue was brought
to the council by Saxtoh Street
resident Jenny Miller. wfio cited
safety concerns as the number one
increased traffic.since the opening
of the Wal-Mart shopping center.
Mayor Pam Feagle said she
would not agree with enforcing
"eminent domain because it would
cost the city money it does not
"I don't think, we should be
putting in another sidewalk when
we don't have the money for
bringing our current sidewalks up
to standard," Councilwoman Emily
"I think we should still work on
.getting a sidewalk. If it can only go
land)." Councilman Alphnsos
He then made a motionrto
proceed with an eminent domain
suit. Councilman Sylvester HI-ris-
offered a second.
The motion failed by a 3-2 ate
with Councilman Doug Eveett,-
Feagle and Ketring voting against
"I have talked with ~oth
landowners and one of them',aid
absolutely not, he did not want to 0
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Audit prompts concerns
at Taylor Senior Services
County. staff will meet with meetings. We suggest that formal Murphy noted that the auditors
officials from Taylor County board minutes be recorded for finished the work in September :
Senior Services after 'each meeting to document of last year but it wasn't
commissioners 'reviewed the all actions of the board of until January of this year
organization's 2003 audit which directors," the audit found. i that the board received the
pointed to several problems, Clerk of Court Annie Mae audit report.
including cash loans to employees.
"Several statements (in the audit)
are very. concerning,"' County
Commissioner Clay Bethea said.
"I look at it and see that there are
no m iriutes and there were the
loans," he said.
According to the findings of the
audit compiled by James Moore &
Co., the organization made cash
loans to employees during the year
ending Dec. 31, 2003.
"Such-loans could be viewed as a
diversion of organization assets
that are not in the organization's
best interests. For., this reason, 'the
board should not approve such
loans in .the future," the audit
. The audit also found that the
board of directors was not provided
with timely, monthly financial
"We found months where there
was no record of board of directors
$13 million here
Comcast has installed a new antenna that should clear up some
reception problems in the Perry area, the county commission learned
Comcast General Manager KC McWilliams said after hearing:.
about Commissioner Jack Brown's complaint of reception problems-.
on some Tallahassee and Gainesville channels, she had work crews-
adjust the existing antenna.
"That appeared to fix it. but it only lasted one day," she said.
McWilliams said the new antenna should make reception "as clear
as can he "
She said Comcast has spent more than $13 million in Taylor Courtly
over the last 10 months.
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When fronts mix
'things get nasty'
Continued from page 1
came from the western United
States, "where it mixed with the
warm air coming in from the
water, causing the hail."
"It's that time of year," Woods
said. "It's warmer in the South,
and when the cold fronts come
from up North and mixes. it can
really makes things get nasty."
high speed internet
These golf-ball-size hailstones were photographed after
the hailstorm which pounded Taylor and surrounding
counties early Friday morning.
Senior Center holds dance
.--Music and dancing-for all ages will be staged at the Taylor County
:Senior Services Center (800 West Ash Street) Saturday, April 9, from 7-
F p m.
SMusicians slated to perform include: Ronnie Wright. B.C. Brow n and
Rick Knowles, formerly of the In-laws & Outlaws.
Tax services in Steinhatchee
SFree tax e-filing services will be offered at the Steinhatchee Community
Center today (Wednesday) by appointment.
S:Contact the AARP Tax Aide Program at (352) 498-2723.
:No appointments are needed for tax services offered at the Taylor
County Public Library Saturday. April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SOf the library
SAre you a friend of the Taylor
GCounty Public Library?
EThW: local '.Friends of the
.Lirary" chapter invites interested
.p rsons to join them Tuesday,
AAprilf5, at 6 p.m., at the library
(6.fr a business meeting and to
SRefreshments will be served.
itowork in the
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ilational. Oceanic Almospheric
associationn), will focus on.coastal
-.m munities and educational
--programs,- such as the Clean
,-_:Sapp said he plans on working
.z- iib 4-H'ers to.-teach them sport
Ilshing and responsible angling.
=-lIn betweeni.earning his Masters
degree e frbiom UF,, Sapp said he
Sreiw-up chasirig."snook'' up and
ifown Florida's east coast and
hunting g deer "every chance he
"I'm really excited about the
-ehance to work in and with the
.:.itural resources that this area
providess" he said. "It's something
M-love to do. Everyone I've met so
Slar has been very pleasant and
"-ie.lpful, and, the area is beautiful.
"I can'truly. see, why everyone
calls Taylor County," 'Florida's
:--Nature Coast,"' he added.
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Those improvements include a
system rebuild, digital cable, high
speed internet plus the addition of
12 new channels.
"Perry now has what any large
city in the country has," she said.
Brown said many people in the
county don't know that they may
need to update.the wiring in their
homes to receive better reception
and to receive other Comcast
He suggested that Comcast
advertise who people need to
contact in order to get the
McWilliams said Perr\
customers pay the same or a little
less for services when compared to
Tallahassee and other nearby
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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.
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commission that agency policy
prohibits forestry firefighters from
helping to battle structure fires.
."I'm not so sure why the truck
issitting there and why they can't
spray water on the fire. We
Owners' wants unclear
Continued from page 1
absolutely not, he did not want to
give up his land, and the other, I
think, is waiting to hear what
money we'd offer," Everett said.
"There have been no studies
done, nothing. All we have is one
person saying there is a problem.
How do we know there isn't a
better place to put a sidewalk?"
Public Works Director Barney
An alternative suggestion to the
sidewalk was to make the street
one-way and install a walking path
along the closed portion of the
It was determined that a poll of
the residents in the area of Saxton
Street was needed first to
determine what they would like to
certainly assist them when there's
a woods fire," Commissioner Jack
Shepherd said DOF firefighters
do not have the protective
equipment to fight structure fires.
"We're not allowed to fight
vehicle or equipment fires either,"
Brown said there ought to be
some common sense in DOF's
"Its a policy gone amiss. Our
guvs aren't trained to fight
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The commission agreed to write
a letter to the county's legislative
delegation about DOF's policies.
The commission also voted to
begin advertising and actively
pursuing new volunteers. It was
pointed out, that volunteer
firefighters now have to complete
160 hours of class work before
they can qualify.
A previous policy required them
to complete only 40 hours.
DOF prohibited from helping in structure fires
The Taylor County School Readiness Coalition will meet Thursday,
April 7, at noon, in the coalition, office in the Alton H. Wehtworth
The complex is located at 318 North Clark Street. All interested
persons are invited to attend.
Coalition members also remind parents to enroll their incoming
pre-schoolers in the voluntary Pre-K programs which will be offered next
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not help fight the fire.
DOF's Stan Shepherd told the
In recognition of National Doctor's Day, Doctors' Memorial Hospital
applauds our physicians and all of our healthcare practitioners for all that they do.
Physicians: Dr. Joanna Yao, Dr. Frederick Corpuz, Dr. TouficAbdo, Dr. Anthony Pacitti, Dr. Diane Haisten, Dr. Anthony Perrin,
Dr. Firas Hamdan, Dr. Ghulam Mohammed, Dr. Bilal Khodr, Dr. Cesar Hidalgo, Dr. KhalilAfsh, Dr. Miles Nelson, Dr. Jaime Mejia,
Dr. Peter DeSouza, Dr. Donna Schippers, A.R.N.P.s: Gina Sapp, Nunnie Emery, Maria Driver, Lori Hearne, Debbie Goddard,
Ben Walker, Randy Hearne. Physician Assistants: Gena Plain, Sharon Schlick. Certified Nurse Midwife: Lori Asifor-Tuoyo.
Not pictured: Dr. Tulio'Sulbaran, Cardiologist; Dr. Daniel Perkins, Family Practice, Dr. Joseph Walton, Cardiology, Dr. Robert
Thornberry, Orthopedics, Dr. Edward Sambey, Orthopedics, Dr. Myrle Grate, ENT, Dr. Joseph Camps, Urology, Dr. Paul Reynolds,
Podiatry, Thomas Cureton, P.A., Quint Young, P.A.
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Gary Heath Cannon, Kelly Pamela Pierce
:April 9 ceremony will
Suite Pierce, Cannon
Richard Pierce announces the engagement of his daughter, Kelly
:Pamela, to Gary Heath Cannon, the son of Gary Cannon of Perry and
SJudy Thomas of Okeechobee.
" The wedding will be an event of April 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Blue Creek
^ Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Eddie and Jessica Gonzalez
announce the birth of their son,
Jordyn Perez, March 14, 2005, at
12:20 a.m. in Dewitt Army
Hospital in Virginia. He weighed
7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19
and one-half inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Donna
Smith and Greg Holms, both of
Perry. Paternal grandparents are
Juan and Yolanda Gonzalez, also
Glenda Byrd and Pete Slaughter
remind friends and relatives of
their wedding on Saturday, April
2, at 6:30 p.m. at 720 S. Hendry
to meet April 5
A school advisory committee
(SAC) meeting will be held on
April 5, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the
Taylor County High School
conference room, according to
Assistant Principal Sandy Hendry.
Jordyn Perez Gonzalez
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Cancer survivors to be honored during Relay for Life ceremonies April
The American Cancer Society
will be honoring cancer survivors
and those who have lost their
battle with the disease during the
Relay for Life event at the Taylor
County High School track Friday,
April 15, and Saturday, April 16.
A luminaria ceremony will be
held at 9 p.m. Friday 'to pay
tribute to those who have faced
The luminaria bags area on sale
now and will be available until,
8:15 p.m. the night of the event.
"The luminaria bags consist of
the name of the person you want
to honor written on the outside of
the bag with a candle inside," said
Luminaria Chairperson Jessica
I:lrrnimire. "The luminaria are
-pla'ced around the track in
alphabetical order and at 9 p.m.,
we will begin our Ceremony of
At the event, cancer survivors
will kick off the relay by walking
Ithe Survivors' Victory Lap around
the track, which will be followed
by a lap dedicated to caregivers.
.After that, members of the teams
take to the track, and one person
from each team remains on the
track throughout the entire 18-
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For more information or if you
are interested in volunteering,
please call Relay for Life Chair
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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
lMarch 1 Madison Away 3-5 L
arch 4 Florida High Home 4-2 W
arch 7 NFC Away (makeup) 9-9 dark
March 10 Godby. Away 1-11 L
arch 11 Wakulla Home 5-1 W
March 15 E. Gadsden Away 10-0 W
arch 17 NFC Home Rainout
arch 18 Suwannee Home 4-8 L
March 22 Rickards Away Rainout
March 29 Dixie (DH) Home 7 p.m.
April 1 Hamilton Away 6 p.m.
April 5 E. Gadsden Home 6 p.m.
April 8 Florida 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
Coach Richard Carr Home games shaded District games bold
Softball deadline today
S Registration for the upcoming been set for noon today.
"men's/church league softball For more information on dates,
Season is now underway. :times,; entry fees and coaches'
S' meine. contact Coach Gillis at
The deadline to register has .-83-4050
"Boosters have website
SThe Taylor County Baseball graphs, rosters and special
Boosters have established a ,web announcements..
Site so that fans can keep up with
- the favorite teams. To learn more about Bulldog
' The site includes game baseball, log on at www.taylor
summaries, schedules, photo- county baseball.com.
April 2-3 is free fishing weekend
Now's the time to gas up the
truck, load up the kids, break out
your fishing gear and go fishing!
On April 2 and 3, you won't
even need a license to fish in
freshwater, here in Florida--the
number-one destination for anglers
from all over the world.
Bass, bream and crappie--they
all start biting this time of year
here in the state that claims
bragging rights to ,the title
"Fishing Capital of the World."
The Florida Legislature and the
Florida Fish and 'Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
set aside one weekend per year for
residents and visitors to enjoy
freshwater fishing without having
to worry about buying 'a fishing
Bob Wattendolf, an FWC
fisheries biologist who helps
promote the annual event, said the
Free Freshwater Fishing Weekend
is an opportunity for parents to
open a whole new world of
adventure with their children.
"When you see a child catch his
first fish and hear the squeals and.
screams and you watch ihe
breathless excitement,'' Wattendorf
said, "you're seeing a magical
moment the child will remember
forever. And someday, the child
may pass that moment on to yet
another generation and carry on the
tradition of fishing in Florida."
Free fishing weekend isn't just
for kids, though. It offers a
convenient.opportunity for adults
who haven't caught a 'fish in a
while to get. reacquainted with
angling, and do it-in some of the
waters that have yielded more than
700 world-record fish catches.
Free fishing weekend applies to
freshwater fishing only.
Florida residents who take
advantage of free-fishing weekend
and decide to settle into a lifestyle
of recreational freshwater fishing,
in this state's waters may want to
check into another promotion the
FWC has in progress. The first
3,000 Florida residents to purchase :
the $61.50 five-year freshwater
fishing license will receive $80
worth of free hooks, lures, fishing
line, magazines and other goodies
like t-shirts and fishing towels.
"This is a great way to help
contribute to the future of fish and
wildlife conservation in Florida,"
Wattendorf said. "Anybody who is
interested can get' more
information about whether the
3,000 limit still is open--at
Quthouo ha. over
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Church holds 'open house' tonight
Missionary open house tonight
The youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
invite everyone interested in meeting the missionaries and learning
more about their faith to a "Missionary Open House" tonight, March
30, at 6:30 p.m.,. in the chapel on Woods Creek Road.
For more information, please contact Tonya Holton at 672-0432.
Refreshments will be provided.
SMen in Black program April 10
The New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church Men's Ministry extends
'God's love is a beacon
By B.D. WILLIAMS
Giving thanks is a course from
which you never graduate.
A Beacon of Love
God's love is like a beacon that
can cause an inner glow. It can
reach in hidden corners making
them just overflow.
His love can dispel sorrow,
help a broken heart to heal, giving
us a great assurance that the love
of God is real.
We can also be a beacon as we
go from day to day, casting love
beams around us, pointing.others
to the way.
Lifting someone who has fallen
showing faith instead of doubt,
telling people if they need us,
we'll be gldd to help them out.
As- the love of God surrounds
us, bringing grace to aid in strife,
may our love shine like a beacon,
and continue all through life.
Many thanks to George
Clayton and family, Mrs. Helen
Smith, Mrs. Juanita Scott, Ms.
Ellen Smith, the Montgomery
family, Mrs. Thelma Newberry
and Veral, Springhill Baptist
.Church and Mrs. Flora
Woodfaulk. Thanks for gifts,
donations, speakers, attendance,
food and all the love shown on
B.D. Williams Appreciation
Day. May God continue to bless
each of you. Love, B.D.
Special thanks is extended to
B.D. Williams Court #200 for
presenting the B.D. Williams
Appreciation Day. Thank you
for the beautiful gifts and the
': ,-Please see page 8
To God bethe glory!
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To purchase, please call :
Troy's mother, Jeanette Fldwers
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Sarah Pc[[y .' 584.2259
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April 2, 2005
Mama, Daddy, Ty
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an invitation to the public to attend their annual 100 Men in Black
Walking with Christ program will be held April 10 at 3 p.m.
Church of God to hold monthly sing
The Perry First Church of God, located on Hwy. 221 North, will be
holding its monthly sing on Saturday, April 2, starting at 7 p.m. The
groups will be "The Singing Reflectsons" along with a local group.
Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.mr. Everyone is invited, organizers
Men are invited Friday
The monthly informal gathering of men, which includes lunch and a
brief inspirational message by the Rev. Eddie Blalock, will be held
Friday. The gathering will be held at the M. A. Rigoni Cookhouse,
located on U.S. 19 North, north oftthe former Highway Patrol station.
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., followed by
the message, which will conclude at 12:25 p.m. The cost is $5; all
men are invited.
Saturday, April 9
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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
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Go Rest High on That Mountain
Mom, we know your life
on earth was difficult
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
you were no stranger to pain.
Go rest high on that mountain
Mom, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son.
Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
We wish we could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice.
Go rest high on that mountain
Mom, your work on earth is done
Go'to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son.
Adapted from lyrics by Vice Gill
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Your mother, Rosa Roberson (deceased); your children,
Ruby Jane, Johnnie Mae, Annie Ruth (Baby Sister),
Lloyd (Buddy), Betty (Pokey), Pearl (deceased), Elizabeth
(Sugar Mama), Sam (Dick); your grandchildren,
great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
March 31, 2005
We love you!
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March 24, 1910 January 17, 2004
Aunt Ida, on March 24,'2005, we would.have
celebrated your 95th birthday. But the Lord saw
fit to call you home on January 17, 2004. We all
miss you so much.
Special thanks goes to Meredith Van Loock for.
.hosting the many birthday parties that we celebrated
anidfor the kind deeds that you did through the years.
We also thank you for your help in caring for Aunt
Ida's dog, Callie, until the Lord called her home.
Thanks to Mari Adams for ijoilr kindness and baking
such good cookies for Aunt Ida. Thanks to Dorothy
Smith for your kindness and good friendship. Many,
many thanks to all ofA int da hI friends and associates
in the town of Perny. You make Perry a loving place.
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City Wide Mission
In continuing our efforts in giving out Bibles, we solicit your prayerful
support and donations from businesses, churches and individuals.
Saturday, April 2, a What Not Yard Sale will be held in front of the
Church of God of Prophecy on Hampton Springs Avenue. Please stop by ..
and choose your choice item. All money collected or personal donations
will be used to purchase more Bibles. _
Youth directors or parents, the missionary committee needs the names
of your church youth or any child--whether he attends church or not. We
plan to teach moral values in the vincinity of Perry. Hopefully, we desire
each retired teacher will talk with their pastor and youth director, and make. I.
plans to continue teaching in this great needed plan.:
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,Rosa Robinson, 78, of Bronx,
N.:Y,, died March 23, 2005, in
'She was a member of Mother
Zion A.M.E. Church in Bronx
and an affiliated member of
Stewart Memorial A.M.E.
Church in Perry.
Survivors include: two
brothers, Ira Robinson and James
Robinson, both of Orlando; one
sister, Leola Glenn of Perry; a
nephew, Andrew Hatcher of
Cleveland; and a host of other
nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at
Stewart Memorial A.M.E.
Church with interment following
at Springhill Cemetery.
FEamily members will receive
friends Saturday from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at the church.
Scott Young Taylor
Scott Young Taylor, 61, died
March 28, 2005, in Perry.
A -native of Chicago, Ill., Mr.
Ta-ylor lived in Deland for a
time before moving .to Perry,
where he lived the past 25 years.
-Survivors include: his mother,
Norma Collins of Perry; one son,
Sean Taylor; two daughters,
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flowers you gave me while I yet
live: and am still able to see the
beauty they give.
~the many friends of the city
wish to extend their deepest
-heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Leola
.Glenn and family in the loss of
their loved one, her sister, Rosa.
Just lean on the Lord, because
He-is able, He cares and He will
carry you through. He promises
never to leave you.
:--Mrs. Clara Moore had all of
her:daughters and their husbands
here with her for Easter. It was
an=enjoyable occasion for her
and showed, "Mother, we love
Denise Taylor and Jenessa
'Tayloi, one brother, Floyd
Taylor of Perry; and one sister,
Della Workman of Perry.
Services will be announced at
a later date.
Beggs Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
Lloyd Nolan Grubbs
Lloyd Nolan Grubbs, 70, died
March 1, 2005, in Tallahassee.
He was a native and lifelong
resident of Taylor County who
served in the U.S. Navy.
Memorial services will be
held Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m.
at Pisgah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to Big Bend
Hospice at 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-
Frances Ruth McMullen, 81, a
homemaker, died March 26,
2005, in Panama City.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Owen McMullen.
Survivors include: daughters,
Roselin McMullen of Conyers,
Ga., Patricia Aguon of St.
Hedwigs, Texas, Daphane
Coleman of Macon, Ga., and
Lou Molden of Panama City; her
companion, Wayne Wilson of
Panama City; step-children, J.
W. McMullen of Spring Creek,
Evelyn Johnson of Wacissa,
" Lester McMullen of Tennessee,
Otis McMullen of Everglades
City, Gail Tillman of
Tallahassee and Essie Walter of
Spring Creek; 32 grandchildren;
49 great grandchildren; and a
host of nieces, nephews and
Graveside services will be
held Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m.
at New Hope Cemetery in
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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.rm
The Way: Christ centered recovery
group, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Seienity 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
SChamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
Mon., 7 p.m., main hanger at airport.
County Commission: first Mon. and
third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second
Mon., 7.p.m., Jerkins Center.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123, meets
first and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs.,
6:30 p.m. Scout Hut.
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District.
Administrative Office Complex.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators-League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall. 584-8553 or 584-
Humane Society of Taylor County,
2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest Capital
Juvenile Justice Council:: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office,
1719 S. Jefferson.
Keaton Beach Business &
Community Association meets each,
2nd Tuesday o: monin 7 p.m. at the.
K.aton Bea:h Hjot Dog Siand 1
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdas. noon
Joyce's ManSireer Cale
La Leche League International 2nd
-d. 10 1) a m, Taylor.County Public
Lady Elks: second Thurs 8 p m
Main Street Perry: First Monday ol
each month F'erry/Taylor Countly
Chamber oi Commerce at noon
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fri Call 584-3826
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4hi Sat., 7 p.m Tribal grounds
Lymah Hendry Road. .
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village on Woods Creek. Road, 1st
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,'
8 p m n a 1260 W Hwy 98, at Sereniry
HOuSe (dirt road across Irom BP Station)
These are open meetings to those
iritereiled in addiction Call 223-0036
NAACP: 2nd Sun 6 p.m New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptst Church
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
mronhly on lirs Thursday Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at
Jovce's Mainstreet Caie. "
Perry Garden Club: third Wed., 10
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st; 3rd Wed., 7
p m. Masonic Hall.
Perry Lodge .123, F&AM, first and.
third Monday nights 7 30 p m.
Perry. Woman's Club 2nd Wed,
,* noon (Sept May. subject to change)
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs.. 7 p.m.
(club house on Counney Roadl
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m.
Counhou.se arne< (old post office)
Republican Party of Taylor County:
To keep abreast o0 Republican news, e.
'mail Tommie Stanaland at
isanalanala 'yahoo com or call 584-8815
Rotary Club: Tues noon at B J's
School Board: tst and 3rd Tues 7
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat 1i a m
Social Security: representatives, 2nd
Tue- 8 30 a m to 12 noon courthouse
a n n e ,: 1 *
Sons of Confederate Veterans
meets tourlh Tuesday at VFW Post on
Center Streel 7 pm 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 ViolencelSexual Assault: 4th
Wed 12 noon at Joyce's Mainstreet
Taylor County Democratic Party
meets the third Monday 7 p m at Ihe
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 Amateur Radio Club:
tst Monday 7 pm Division of Forestry
' oice 618 Plantalion Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: coard meeting. 2nd Tues., 5,:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County. Historical Society.
3rd Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat., 10
a.m. Arena located on Bishop Blvd,
;VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
B-I The Taco Times March 30, 2005
Cook named as Boys
& Girls Youth of Year
Losing weight, feeding others
Curves Fitness Center for Women joined,its sister stores around the nation in collecting food
for the needy during the month of March. Manager Diare Law said the local fitness center has
collected approximately 700 pounds of food, which will be distributed locally. Shown above
are, from left, Erika Nettles, Law, Kim Carroll and Linda Andrews.
Sixteen make 'pledge'
Sixteen E. R. Jahna Cabbage
Grove Mining employees made a
serious commitment to, work
safety Saturday, during the
company's annual eight-hour
safety refresher training held at
,The. miners volunteered to
participate in the Joseph A.
Holmes Professional Miner
program, which is set up to
promote a positive attitude toward
safety and helping new miners,.
according to Assistant Manager
While all Cabbage Grove
miners received safety training
duri-g--this session, these Riners
met the qualification of haing
worked a minimum of three years
in the mining industry without an
injury, enabling them to make a
pledge to promote safety and
mentor new miners, she noted.
They received decals, patches
and a fetter of recognition.
In addition, three miners were
nominated for individual safety
accomplishments to be recognized
by MSHA (Mining Safter, and
Health Administration). They
were: Mike Smith, a foreman with
20 years of employment with no
injuries; Todd Borklund, plant
leader with 10 years of
employ\ ment. and Robert Mock, a
haul truck operator for 111 ears.
"\\e are happy\ to honor and
request recognition for our miners
who commit to working safely
and helping new miners," said
Batten. "Cabbage Grove Mining is
active in safety training, both
required and voluntary:"
Others who made the safety
pledge included: Kenny Baker,
equipment operator; Kirt Carter,
equipment operator; Joey Fowler,
equipment operator; Victor
Gerlack, welder; Chris Gunter, lab
technician; Charles Holden,
equipment operator, Teri Johns,
office; Marn Lamb, equipment
operator: Rick Lytle. maintenance;
Richard Ta\lor. maintenance
leader: Carl Smith. scale operator:
Da.vid \ arrr-...-iJrller: and Bill
Slinkard, mantag ment
Girl Scout Troop #83 sold 3.300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies during their recent campaign. They have reserved 63 boxes to
send to the 3rd Infantry Division, stationed at Ft Stewart, Ga., but who are currently serving overseas. Pictured above are (Iront
row, from left) Kyani Beasley, Rochelle Goff. Stephanie Wenlz. Marybeth Johnson and Beverly Gillis; (back row, from left)
Taylor McCroan. Krvstal Gol, Sarah Baumlardner, Jina Baumgardner and Kayla Beasley. Troop leaders are Lee Ann Johnson
Boy's & Girls Club Executive
Director Kevin Kidd. announced
recently that Valshanta Cook, 17,
has been selected as the 2005
Youth of the Year for the Boys &
Girls Club of Perry/Taylor
Sponsored by Reader's Digest
Foundation and administered by
Boys & Girls Clubs of America,
the national program recognizes
"superior leadership skills,
overcoming obstacles and
outstanding service to boys and
SA four-year member of the local
club, Cook is a positive 'role
model for today's young people,
according to Kidd.
She is president of the Keystone
Leadership Club and is a member
of the service program at the club.
She is also listed among "Who's
Who of American High School
"Val is very active within the
New Brooklyn Baptist Church,"
said Kidd, "and she encourages
the youth at the club to do their
best in all activities of the club,
through her involvement in the
club service program."
"Being named Youth of the
Year by the staff and club
members is a high honor for me,"
Cook said: "It gives me a sense of
self-worth to know that I am
appreciated for my efforts to
encourage and perhaps help kids
become better citizens."
Cook will compete against other
Boys & Girls Club youth for the
State of Florida Youth of the Year
title. Five regional winners
selected from among the state
winners will compete for the
national honor in Washington
D.C., where the president will
install the national winner, who
will receive a $10,000 scholarship
from Reader's Digest Foundation.
The Boy's & Girl's Club of
Perry/Taylor County serves
approximately 250 young people
in the community, said Kidd.
For more information about the
club, please call (850) 584-8448.
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Emergency Services Director
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Make sure that fire vehicles can get to your home.
Clearly mark all driveway, entrance and display your name and:
Report hazardous conditions that could cause a wildfire.
Teach children about fire safety. Keep matches out of their reach.
Post fire emergency telephone numbers.
Plan several escape routes away from your home--by car and by foot;
Talk toyour neighbors about wildfire safety. Plan how the
neighborhood could work together after a wildfire. Make a list of your
neighbors' skills such as medical or technical. Consider how'you could
help neighbors who have special needs such as elderly or disabled
persons. Make plans to take care of children who may be on their own if
parents can't get home.
Before wildfire threatens...protect your home
Sign and landscape your home with wildfire safety in mind. Select
materials and plants that can help contain fire rather than fuel it. Use fire
resistant or non-combustible materials on the roof and exterior structure
of the dwelling. Plant fire-resistant shrubs and trees. For example,
hardwood trees are less flammable than pine, evergreen, eucalyptus or fir
'* regularly clean roof and gutters.
Inspect chimneys at least twice a year. Clean them at least once a
Install a smoke alarm on each level on your home. Test monthly and
change the batteries two. times each year.
Teach family members how to use the fire extinguisher.
Rake leaves, dead limbs and twigs. Clear all flammable vegetation.
SRemove dead branches which'extend over the roof.
'Mow grass regularly.
and Linda Gillis.
Sick animals being tested
:,, ': ': ; .
Florida 'Agriculture ,and
'. Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced
;odaN that he is sending
department veterinarians 'and
inspectors to inspect and conduct
testing on farm animals linked to
a series of illnesses of children
,uho recently visited petting zoos
or attended agricultural fairs.
Although the Florida
Department of Health (DOH):is
investigating several possible
sources that may be responsible
'for the outbreak, including food
and-water the children may have
consumed, Bronson said he is
taking the proactive step of
dispatching veterinarians to check
on :animals in an effort to enhance
and expedite the DOH inquiry.
"We want to' do all that we can
to support health officials to get
to the bottom of this' case,"
Bronson said. 'We will provide all
of our data to our colleagues at the
Department of Health and stand
ready to assist them in any way
State veterinarians are tracking
the animals that were present "at
the recent Central Florida Fair in
Orlando and at the Strawberry
Festival in Plant City as a
number of the illnesses were
reportedly among children who
attended one or the other of the
festivals. They will theft conduct
various tests on the animals traced
to petting zoos at those fairs to
determine what, if any infections,
could have been transferred from
At the same time, state
-veterinarians are reviewing
procedures in place at other petting
zoos to determine whether adequate
sanitary measures are in place to
In the meantime, officials stress
that it is critically important that
anyone who comes in contact with
animals takes sanitary precautions,
including thoroughly washing
one's hands after contact with the
animals. Some bart'-ia. such as
E. coli, can reside in animals
without causing them any disease
but can make humans sick if the
bacteria lingers on the hands and is
ingested along with food.
Giant root crop
Bryant Morgan proudly displays two rutabagas he recently grew at his farm,
about 12 miles south of Perry. Together, the two jumbo vegetables weighed 26
Letters to the Editor
Resident upset over billing
You can't fight city hall?
am a resident who lives in the
.coiinty but has city utilities. I
have never been so disgusted with
the politics in this town. You
knrw the old saying you can't
fight City Hall? Well, the practice
is 'alive and well in the City of
O: n Feb. 2, my husband wert to
SCity Hall and signed the.
paperwork for a special pickup at
oi residence. A special pickup is
Sdone when you have an excessive
number of loads due to logging or
Cutting trees, which we had done.
:On Feb. 5, I received a bill from
the city for 13 loads. You can
imagine my shock, because the
day before, around 2 p.m., they
were at my residence picking up
their debris and the job was still not
So I called Barney Johnson,
who is in charge of these services.
I-told him there had been a
mistake or that an estimate had
been done on my special pickup.
H: e stopped me at that point and
said they were at my residence on ,
Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, and that the
Sfreman had turned in 13 loads
Fib. 3 and we were billed Feb. 4.
S-Itold Barney Johnson that could
-. not be correct since they were at
n:my house on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4,
-' aid did not finish until the Feb. 7.
:-- He advised I should speak to Bill
Br ynes, which I did with the same
Results. Neither wanted to hear my
Scmplaint and Bill Brines
suggested I lake the. complaint
Before the city council.
So I attended the council
meeting on March 8. I presented
our complaint to the council and
-our complaint was put on .the'
agenda for the next meeting.
SI then made a public records,
request to the city and received a
t eopy to the' DVD of the council
meeting along with the log sheet
kept by the city to track loads
picked up bythe crew daily.
SAfter I left the council meeting
the foreman stood up and said he'
fTt the council should.not have
p~it the item on the agenda,and
Sguld have stbod by his numbers.
-Pam Feagle, mayor, told him
Fiat he was right and that when I
ee-ne back to the'next council'
mIeeting they would stand by his
-I was really disappointed to hear
this from the mayor of this town.
-bTow could she sit there and say
s -he was going to stand by his
numbers when she had not. even
seen his numbers? The only thing
sfie knew was that my records did
"-not agree with the foreman. She
trade up her mind at that point
before fully hearing both sides of
So at the city council meeting
STuesday March 22, my husband
and I presented all ,the
documentation we had to back up
our story, which included the "log
::sheet" kept by the city that
showed nine loads for my street;
the invoice and envelope with the
city meter stamp of Feb. 4; and
the testimony of my neighbor
who received a phone call from a
member of the council inquiring
about the trash-pickup Feb. 3.
This same neighbor stopped and
had a conversation with the
foreman Feb. 4 between our
houses--another day in question
when the city said they were not
in our area. Keep in mind this
whole issue started over a
discrepancy with the dates of
pickup, since I received a bill
before the job was completed.
At this point (in the meeting)
the foreman said, yes, he
remembered the conversation with
my neighbor on the 4th, and he
was not sure of the dates, but was
sure that there were 13 loads.
From that point on the dates did
not matter, it seemed. I maintained
the dates did matter unless he
could foresee the future because we
were billed before the job was
(Councilman) Doug Everett said
he felt that maybe there should be
a compromise I agreed and said
that we were willing to paj for the
loads on the log for my street.
which 's the only documentation
that the city had regarding this
pickup even though this included
all the other debris on this street
as well). Everything else was he
said she said.
Doug Everett made a motion
and Emily Keiring seconded the
motion that w\e compromise and
we pay for the nine loads on the
city log for our street on that day.
At that point the issue' was
\oted on--should I pa, for nine
loads instead of 13 loads':' '.
Emily Ketring and Doug Everett
voted "yes," paying for nine loads
was a fair compromise.
Alphonoso Dowdell and Pam
Feagle voted "no."
Sylvester Harris at that point did
not know .what they were even
voting on, so when Pam Feagle
summed it up for him he voted no
Pam Feagle stated that she did
not have any reason to doubt the
foreman and we were the only
people who had ever.complained
regarding pickup, which is not
true. One of our neighbors also
had a problem with trash pickupat
his residence, and this issue was
addressed by the council last year.
At that point, the only thing
that mattered was the word of the
foreman--not the log kept by the
city which stated nine loads, not
the statements they had sworn to
since this whole thing started,
which was Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, and
billing on Feb. 4; and not my
word or the testimony of my
neighbors, one of whom had
marked on her calendar the days
they were in our area because she
had complained the city had not
picked up debris for 10 weeks..
My story of how things
happened has never, wavered. I
know exactly what happened and
when. The' city on the other hand
has wavered. First it was
"definitely we were there on Feb.
2 and Feb. 3 and billed on Feb.
4," and then, "well maybe we.were
there on Feb. 4, and it is possible
we were there on the Feb. 7,"
I would like to thank Doug
Everett and Emily Ketring for
having the common sense to see
how these numbers cannot add up.
The citizens in those districts are
getting their money's worth. I
don't know that the other districts
are. But then again that is my
However, there is something
that the voters in those districts
'need to think about. What if it had
been you and you brought the
same information before the city
council and were told that your
word, your neighbor's word and
the city's own paperwork did, not.
matter only the word of one man
whose story had changed?
I live in the county and receive
the city's services, but a lot of you
do lile in the city. So search your
ri'e'it -ai 1tift yourselftin our
shoes. How would )ou feel?
I am not trying to get our of
paying my bill. But unless this
foreman can' foresee the future,
how can I be billed for 13 loads
when the trash had not been picked
up? Why did the log show my
street and nine loads?
It was not, my intention to
imply that anyone was
intentionally lying, I honestly felt
like a mistake had been made or an
estimation had been made, not an
But I guess we will never know
since there is no justice at City
Hall for the citizens in this
Patient thanks doctor
for 'phenomenal' care
A few short weeks after my
father passed ,away, I 'was faced
with some unexpected surgery.
This has been a very difficult
time emotionally, physically and
financially for me, my family, as
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well as my friends. So often we
are quick to complain, but very
seldom do we take the time to
give. thanks and credit where
credit is due. : .
I would like to take thiiis time,
to thank Dr. Miles V. Nelson
and his entire staff--and you
know ho you are--who took
such great care of .me at the
DMH Outpatient :Surgery
Center. and last but certainly not
least. I would also like to thank
my family and friends who were
there with me through it all.
I could not have asked for any
better treatment, from the pre-op
registration procedures to the
follow-up call the: day after
surgery, the care I received was
phenomenal! I was treated with
the utmost professionalism and
everyone assigned to my care
and well-being made a very
difficult situation so much easier
Words cannot express my
heartfelt gratitude to all those
* who took such good care of me.
Keep up the good work! Thanks,
again, and God bless.
Sheryl Grubbs Vergara
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The Easter Dress
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
I remember when finding an Easter
dress was a thing of joy.
I even remember my favorite Easter
dress of years gone by. It was pink
brocade with very simple lines, and I
liked that about it. I was 9 .and I felt
I also remember my .least favorite
Easter dress.' My mother picked it out,
made me wear it, and knew I hated it.
It had a tremendous collar bedecked
with every kind of lace known to man
and some embroidery too. I looked
like I should be sitting, on a shelf
somewhere and I was far too
sophisticated for that. I was 11 and I
felt 7. To this day, I am still skeptical
about wearing dresses which
resemble wedding cakes.
Having an "Easter" dress, in my adult
life, has become little more than a
rotation. I have to consult the
previous year's pictures to make sure I
don't wear the same Easter dress two
years in a row. This year, the rotation
became so limited that I decided it
was time for a new frock. (I even
sound like my mother.)
I am here to report that the joy of
finding an Easter dress is gone. It's not
the fault of the retailers who work
diligently to put dresses on their racks.
I blame the absence of joy on the
much-admired fashion designers who
make millions of dollars draping
shower curtains on women in front of
audiences that don't resemble real
people. All women don't live in Paris
and are not anorexic.
So I believe it is time for a revolt of
the church ladies. We women of the
cloth need to find a designer of the
cloth in New York, Paris or Two Egg,
Ga., who understands the needs of
women who go to church.
We need complete dresses, since
we're paying complete prices. We
need sleeves for air conditioning, and
a dress that will co-exist with any
undergarment you own--instead of
requiring its own personal armor.
Most of the dresses on the racks
these days are missing backs, fronts
and straps. That leaves a piece of
fabric equivalent to the towel you
wrap around yourself after a good
bath. Or the wash cloth.
I teach, Sunday School. I can't go to
class looking like I just left the
I also can't go looking like I just left
For some people, life may be one big
cocktail party, but for most of us, it's
not. I need straps to be sure, but I
need a back on my dress. I don't want
cut-outs on the sides, or a see-through
blouse. I would be embarrassed, at
the least, arid very possibly ex-
I doubt Paris Hilton needs a good
church dress, and that's her decision.
But I can't wear, what Paris wears, and
it's time for somebody in Paris, France,
who doesn't go to church to design
something for the rest of us who do.
It's not that hard. I took Home
Economics. You need a pattern with a
front, a back, a collar, a couple of
sleeves and a zipper. Think outside of
the box--how about pink, blue, yellow,
green and lavender?
I did find a couple of garments this
spring: which could have easily resided
in my pew on Easter Sunday, but I was
not more charmed by them, than I was
by what was in my closet. So I
checked the pictures in the family
album and went with The Easter Dress
Of course, I really wanted that pink
brocade dress from 40 years ago, but
time marches on. And fashion? It just
marches by us.
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The AMVETS Annual Hibiscus Sale will
be held Saturday, April 2, along with our
monthly community yard sale at the
AMVETS Post Building at 2499 Woods
Creek Rd., 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. These are
beautiful multi-colored Hibiscus in 3 gal.
pots at a donation of $12 for one or $20 for
two. Come on out and show your support.
Also, contact Mark for your space and
table for the yard sale at 584-5513 or 584-
Yard sale. Friday, 8 a.m. 3 p.m., and
Saturday, 8 a.m. noon. Saddles, wire,
fence post, horse tack, truck, car, horse
trailer, and baby items. 2199 E. Ellison Rd.
Yard sale. Saturday, 8 a.m. until. Ramps,
wood swing set, rainsoft water conditioner,
armoire, baby bed, rocker, mirror, quilt
rack, tools, new educational toys, x-mas
items, cypress dinette set, luggage, video
& cassette tapes, golf clubs & bag, corner
shelf, men's clothing (sm/med), women's
shoes, blankets, glassware, shop vac,
girl's bike, 5th wheel hitch, mini blinds, Ig.
doghouse, angels, knickknacks, etc. 4380
Waldo Circle (6 mi. out Puckett Road, right
on Courtney Grade, 1 1/2 mi. to Waldo).
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 queiAticns,
call Angie at 584-8105.
SAuctions 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. AU#2548.
1.24-carat Marquise cut diamond ring,
yellow gold setting. Appraisal $5,500.
Clarity SI-3 to I-1, color (G-H). Platinum
setting available for additional money.
$2,000. Call 850-584-9668.
Couch and swivel rocker, good condition.
$150 for both. 584-2133.
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
4 Ground Hawg tires, 15x38x16.5. $300.
Call 584-3437 after 5 p.m.
Craftsman Diehard tractor.mower; 20.5 hp
twin engine, 46" Hydro 46" cut, auto
transmission, 3 blades. $600. 584-3600.
Computer parts & accessories, many new
items, too many to list. $75 takes all. 578-
2230 or 838-9670 (cell).
Beanie & Teenie Beanie Babies (194);
Excellent condition lags anached Book
value $925-$1340. All 600 obo. 584-7003
3 304-1 DG
Land for sale, 221 N between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-5891 (Badcock).
For sale by owner. 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. 223-
FOR SALE BY OWNER:
Commercial building in downtown Perry,
111 West Main St. Perfect for contractor's
office or antique shop. Garage bays with
office and large storage areas., $49,000.
May be eligible for historical restoration
grants. Call John at 584-5555.
Dont Rent, BUY!
Let me help you find a loan right for you,
Fast loan approvals, competitive rates.
Call Joanne at 850-926-4044.
Land for sale, 4.22 acres, located 4 miles
past city limits on Hwy. 27 East. Please
call 229-242-7301 or 229-740-1548.
HOUSE FOR SALE
Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
Call for appt. 584-5454
'38 acres m/l with 40x60 shop in city limits
of Perry. Approximately 12 acres in peanut
*hay, the rest in pasture with 1/2 mile of
road frontage. Located on East Ash Street,
Gorgeous 20 3 acres of pasture directly on
norlh part of Beach Road. 2 ponds. Seller
won't divide but can be divided. Possible
commercial i 329,000 for all. No owner
Available April 1 2 B,R mobile home
central heat!AC located in small cleaLn
quiel park 2 miles down Beach Road
Water. sewer. lawn care and larbt~aqe
included $350 per month plus ?.20
deposit Some resrincions apply For
Looking For Applicants!
HUD vouchers accEpled 1 & 2 BR HC an,3
non-HC acce-sible apartmernti OIf:e
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call,
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization at 800 West Ash Street; site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information.
,; Furnished efficiency apartment. $120
Weekly, $120 sec., includes all utilities,
W ater, ele:, cable. Very clean. No pets.
* 223-2472 or578-2263.
i Boarder wanted in my house. Bedroom,
living room, private bath, furnished. 584-
Due to the small number of
applicants presently on our
waiting list for federal rental
assistance for Taylor County,
the Northwest Florida Regional
Housing Authority is resuming
the acceptance of applications
for the Section 8 Rental
S Assistance Program effective
4/01/05. Funded by the U.S.
Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD),
S pursuant to 24CFR 882.209 (8).
ror information, call 1-800-365-
9527 Ext. #25.
Furnished room for rent $85 a weel 1 l10
deposit Call 838-1521+77 or 843-1267
(cell) or 843-1296 (cell)
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
For Basic to Market renters. 1, 2, or 3 BR'
HC and Non HC accessible apartments.
HUD vouchers considered and rental
assistance may be available. Equal
Housing Opportunity. Office hours are
8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-5668.-
709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD
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Give it a try!
*4BR, 2BA doublewide, 1 acre, $45,000.
3026 Woods Creek Rd. 838-3927.
1992 Honda Prelude, 5-speed, air, etc.
1989 Ford F150 4x4, New paint, tinted
windows, CD player, 5 spd., runs great,
Asking $3,000 obo. Call 584-9534 or 838- !
1977 Ford Flipped Front End -302 engine,
35 Ground Hawgs on back, 315 Coyotes
on front, 1-ton, 4-speed transmission, 1-ton
rear end. $2,500. Call Charlie at 223-1530
pin 420. Can be seen on M. L. Fleming
Road just north of FHF station.
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.
Mechanic pay ranqe $11.88-$12.98.
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,
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
Sa driver's license. Call 584-8603.
GULF COAST '
METAL 3' Wide
ROOFING Galvalum e
... ,3' Wide
.b "Full line of .
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
2002 GMC Sonoma, 5 spd., A/C, toolbox,
mag-rims clean. Asking $7,300. Call
S Holly al .84-7221.
3,25 3, 30
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE, 4-door, PW,
PDL, AM/FM cassette, 10 disc CD player,
106,000 miles. Asking $5,000 obo. 850-
1999 Chrysler LHS. Only 51,000 miles.
Completely loaded with everything,
leather, cruise,.automatic, air, PW, in great
condition. Reduced to $9,200. 584-2230.
1999 B2500 SE Mazda P/U, excellent
cond., 81,000 miles, cruise, tilt, CD player,
lac:lory liberqla'ia I topp., r b5,200 Call 578-
22l30 ('vel or 838.967, (daV';. .'.'
2000 Nissan Maxima, excellent. Asking
$10,000 obo. Please call 838-2773.
2001 Kia Rio, 60,000 miles, cold A/C, 5-
speed, great gas mileage. $4,000 obo.
'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. $800. 223-1952.
1987 Mariner 30 hp 0/B. Runs great and
includes spare 0/B motor with rebuilt lower
unit. Both short shaft. $585. Call Mike at
Low cost pet vaccinations. Saturday, April
2, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Country Time
Feed (formerly Big Bend Feed). Dog, cat,
and horse vaccination specials.
Heartworm tests, FeLV tests and coggins.
Flea and heartworm products available.
Administered by a state-licensed
veterinarian. Pick up a flyer at Country
Chili Contestants who think their chili is
worth $500.00!! Applications are available
at the Chamber office at 584-5366. 3rd
Annual Rolary Club Chili Cook-off April
2rnj 1:00 n:.on at Forest Capital State
PrK 'i',u need ito pre-register your chili .o
do nol hesilale call the Chamber NOW!!
Prizes galore and all contestants get a free
'HOT" Chili T-shirt!
Junk cars,'trucks, tractors. Will buy, sell
and trade parts. Bobcat Service and
Greeting Card Co. hiring P/T
merchandisers to service local
supermarket. Maintenance and stock
replenishment. 10-20 hours weekly.
$7.25/hr. Mon-Fri a.m. hours. EOE.
Www.hiringedge.com. Input code: 110414.
AVON 2005 Sign-on Speciall Only $5.
Limited lime. Earn $300 bonus. Call Terrie
at 843-1285 or 584-8463
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Part-time clerk positions available at Sea,
Hag Marina. Approx. hour 25-35. Must be
dependable, honest and punclual Please
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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.
Capital City Bank is seeking an
Office Manager for our Monticello
location, to efficiently operate the
office by meeting sales goals as
well as coordinating sales activities.
Responsibilities include supervising
retail service audits, handling office
maintenance as well as hiring new
associates, Ideal.candidate must
have office management and
banking experience; loan
experience is a plus.
Interested applicants should send
their resumes to:
Capital City Bank
1860 Capital Circle, NW
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABILITY
Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)
will have funds available to assist individuals, 60 years and older, with
cooling costs beginning April 1, 2005. Appointments for assistance will
be March 28-Aprill, 2005. Please call 584-4924 for more information.
Springhill Nursery is looking for full time
foreman and labor positions. Please fill out
job application with Taylor Employment
Connections and call 584-3435.
TAYLOR County Health Department is
recruiting for a full time career service
Maintenance Repairman, position number
001302. This position requires knowledge
and experience in basic carpentry,
electrical, and plumbing repairs and
equipment maintenance. Some general
cleaning and janitorial duties included.
Fingerprinting is required. Closing date is
04/08/05. Please apply on line through
People First at www.myflorida.com.
Illusions by Jeannie, new family hair care,
opening 3/21/05, has one opening for a
hair dresser or a hair braider/weaver.
Reasonable booth rental. Call 584-5057 or
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.
Automotive part's department assistant
needed. Apply in p,-r:on at Thomas
Chevrolet or call 584-6212.
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.
I Marshall Health
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We are also accepting applications for future openings in Retail, Production,
Please email resume to: email@example.com, fax: 850.576.0165 or
mail to: Human Resources, Goodwill 300 Mabry Street Tallahassee, FL 32304.
No phone calls please. EOE/DFWP
Vocational Instructors needed for
Masonry and Carpentry
$18.00 per hour
Closing Date 4/30/05
The Department of Corrections is looking for experienced
persons to perform new construction work in the following
trades located at the Taylor Correctional Institution, Perry,
Florida; masonry, and carpentry. Applicants must have
knowledge and be familiar with the applicable codes relative
to commercial building construction and must have the ability
to direct the work of others. These are temporary positions
with no benefits.
* A COMPLETED STATE OF FLORIDA APPLICATION IS
REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
* REQUISITION I.D. NUMBER DCCor114 MUST APPEAR ON
* ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT
HTTPS://PeopleFirst.MyFlorida.com OR YOU CAN MAIL
YOUR APPLICATION TO:
PEOPLE FIRST STAFFING ADMINISTRATION
PO BOX 44058
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32231
FAX TO: (904) 636-2627
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL PEOPLE FIRST-
@ 877-562-7287 OR CONTACT BOB CABRAL, REGIONAL
MAINTENANCE CONSULTANT @ 386-294-4513.
Experienced plumber laborers needed.
Must have a driver's license. Call 584-
Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
Exterior, Framing. 18 yr. experience. Free
est. Big or small. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer, leave
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: April 18
Associated Traning Services
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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.
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good.
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30- years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
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,
oneda week, $20 a month. Call 584-8009
anytime, leave message.
Specializing in all types of tractor work,
bushhogging, root raking, harrowing, dirt
hauling & leveling, debris removal, clean
up, and lawn care. Call for free estimate,
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 (PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida will hold a public hearing on the
passage of the proposed Ordinance
relating to the amendment of
Ordinance 2000-10 and 2004-08, the
public hearing shall be held at the Board
of County Commission Meeting Room,
Taylor County Courthouse Annex, Old
Post Office Building In Perry, Florida at the
regular board meeting on Tuesday, April
19, 2005, at 6:25 p.m. The title of the
proposed Ordinance Is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING
ORDINANCE NO. 2000-10 AND 2004-08,
CREATING A SPECIAL WATER AND SEWER
Sign On Bonus
NEEDS EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS
iN YOUR AREA FOR LOCAL HAULING.
GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS
a ,, m
DISTRICT IN THE AREA OF THE
UNINCORPORATED TAYLOR COASTAL
COMMUNITY; DEFINING ITS BOUNDARIES;
PROVIDING FOR A WATER OR SEWER
SYSTEM OR BOTH; PROVIDING FOR
ISSUANCE OF RcVENUE BONDS OR
CERTIFICATES TO BE REPAID FROM THE
REVENUES OF SAID SYSTEMS; PRESCRIBING
THE POWERS OF THE DISTRICT INCLUDING
THE POWER TO CONTRACT WITH ANY
AGENCY; OR OTHER ENTITY FOR WATER
DISTRIBUTION AND SEWER COLLECTION;
DEFINING POWERS, FRANCHISES AND
PRIVILEGES; PROVIDING FOR
GOVERNING BODY OF SAID DISTRICT;
AUTHORIZING THE DISTRICT FOR PURPOSE
OF CARRYING ON ITS OPERATIONS TO
ACQUIRE BY GIFT, PURCHASE OR
EMINENT DOMAIN LANDS AND TITLE TO
RIGHTS-OF-WAY OVER LANDS AND UNDER
NAVIGABLE WATERS WITHIN AND
WITHOUT SAID DISTRICT NECESSARY IN
OPERATION OF SYSTEM; PROVIDING AN
The proposed Ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's Office at the Taylor
County Courthouse, Perry, Florida.
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to
appeal any matter considered at this
public hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. .
DATED this 23rd day of March, 2005, by
ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit
Court and Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida.
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed bids
for ROADSIDE RIGHT-OF-WAY MOWING.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required services must
submit their bid package in an
envelope or similar package'marked
"Sealed bids for ROADSIDE RIGHT-OF-
WAY MOWING" to the Clerk of Court, 1st
Floor Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, or P.O. Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348, to arrive no later than 4:00
P.M., local time, on April 19, 2005. All bids
MUST have the respondent's name and
mailing address clearly shown on the
outside of the envelope or package
when submitted. Bids will be opened
and bidders/respondents announced
at 6:15 P.M., local time, or as soon
thereafter as practical, on April 19, 2005,
in the Taylor County. Administrative
Complex, Old Post Office, 201 East
Green Street, Perry, Florida 32347.
Bid documents MUST be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson St., Suite 102, or P.O.
Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, (850) 838-
The county reserves the right, In Its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
all bids, to cancel or withdraw this bid at
any time and waive any irregularities in
the bid process. The County reserves
the right to award any contracts) to the
bidder/respondent which it deems to
offer the best overall service, therefore,
the County'is not bound to award any
contracts) -based on the lowest
quoted price. The County, in Its sole and
absolute discretion, also reserved the
right to waive minor defects in the
process and to accept the bid
deemed to be in the County's best
interest. The County, in its sole and
absolute discretion, also reserves the
right to assign a local business
preference in an amount of five (5)
percent of the bid price, pursuant to
Taylor County Ordinance No. 2003-12.
No faxed proposals/bids/SOQs will be
For additional information contact:
587 Hwy. 27 East
Perry, Florida 32347
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County, Florida.
SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
the following application for permit was
received on March 23, 2005:
Taylor Correctional Institution Work
Camp, Department of Corrections,
2601 BldIr Stone Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399, has submitted an
application for an Environmental
Resource Permit Number 93-0104M, for
a total project area of 17.1 acres. The
project Is located in Township 5 South,
Range 6 East, Section 15, In Taylor
Interested persons may comment upon
the application or submit a written
request for a staff report containing
proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the Suwannee
River Water Management District, Attn:
Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49,
Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such
comments or requests must be
received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from
the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided
regarding this application. A copy of
the staff report must be requested in
order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Substantially affected
persons are entitled to request an
administrative hearing, pursuant to Title
28, Florida Administrative Code,
regarding the proposed agency action
by submitting a written request after
reviewing the staff report.
Public Notice for Legal Counsel
The North Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc. is issuing an
Invitation to Negotiate for legal counsel
services. North Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc. Is a non-profit
organization, is the administrative entity
for certain job training and job
placement provisions of the Social
Security Act, Title IV (Excess Temporary
Assistance to Need Families funds) the
federal Workforce Investment Act of
1998; Chapter 2000-165, Laws of Florida;
et al. Among other things, North.Florida
Workforce Development Board, Inc. is
responsible for the operation of the
Employment Connections offices in
Suwannee, Taylor and Madison
Parties may apply by submitting a letter
of interest which;
Describe Their Qualifications to provide
appropriate legal services;
Contains a summary of applicable
Provide appropriate references;
Indicates their ability to perform the
Contains a schedule of fees
Submit letter of interest to: William M.
Deming, Executive Director, North Florida
Workforce Development Board, Inc..
P.O. Box 267, Madison, FL 32341-0267 by
4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2005. Late
submittals will be disqualified. Facsimile
or other electronic submittals will not be
accepted or considered. North Florida
Workforce Development Board, Inc.
reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals in the best interest of the North
Florida Workforce Development Board,
Inc. North Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc. is an equal
opportunity training provider/employer.
3/23, 3/30, 4/1, 4/6
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: April 5, 2005
Subject of Hearing: School Board Policy
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TAYLOR
COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
ON THE ABOVE DATE FOR APPROVAL OF
SAID SUBJECT ITEM. THIS HEARING WILL 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 THE
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 318 North Clark
Street. A copy of this policy may be
obtained from the Superintendent's
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of School
3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
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 low, 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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