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continues in June
Perry Primary School will hold
kindergarten registration on Tuesdays
and Thursdays during the month of
June from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Required documentation includes
:updated immunization records,
current physical (dated after August 8,
2004) records, certified copy of birtl
certificates and Social Security cards
for incoming students
For more information, please call
The Florida 'Department of
Transportation has announced that
daytime lane closures may occur on
- U.S. 19 from between the Dixie
County line at the Steinhatchee River
.to about eight miles north of the
The construction delays are due to
paving turn lanes and median
crossovers. Drivers are cautioned to
"watch for trucks entenng and leaving
the closed lanes."
Taylor County Senior Services will
host back-to-back fund-raisers May 20
and May 27, selling dinners to benefit
local senior citizens.
Fried'catfish. dinners will be
available Friday, May 20, and will
include fried catfish fillets, cheese
grits, coleslaw,, hush puppies and ice
- BBO chicken dinners will be sold
Friday, May 27, and will include BBO
chicken, Calun nce, tossed salad,
garlic bread and a fruit cup.
Dinners will be $5 each; please call
584-4924 to reserve a plate today.
The senior center is located at 800
West Ash Street in the former Gladys
Morse Elementary School.
banquet to be
The Taylor County Middle School
-Baseball banquet wilJ be held
.Thursday, May 19, at Hill's Country
Players, their families and team
supporters are invited to attend. The
dinner begins at 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church will
hold a blood drive today (Wednesday)
.from 2-7 p.m.
All those donating in May will
receive a red Southeastern
Community Blood Center lunch-size
soft cooler as a thank you. To make an
appointment to be a donor, call Billie
Wallis at 584-3206.
Let's go fishing!
Tickets are currently on sale for the
Perry Optimist Club's 14th annual
Saltwater Fishing Tournament and
Offshore Rally slated Saturday, May
: More than $40,000 in cash and
prizes will be, awarded. Tournament
tickets are $50 per person; tickets for
Sthe offshore rally--and a chance to win
a 21-foot Contender-can be
purchased for an additional $250. For
more information, visit the Optimist
Club web site located at
Classifcids ...page '.1-6
For nearly six hours Monday
Pre-schooler stranded on bus
A bus driver and aide have been
suspended after a four-year-old
Pre-K student was left unattended
on a school bus for nearly six hours
Both employees have been
recommended for termination,
Taylor County School District
Transportation Director Lairy
Hendry said Tuesday.
The issue will go before the
- school board at its June 7 meeting,
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard Jr. said.
"Their contract with the school
district ends the last day of school
Although we have a board meeting
tonight (Tuesday), ou attorney
recommended that in order to give
them adequate time to respond and
prepare, we should put this on the
agenda for our next meeting," he
"Employees need to do'their job,
We are entrusted with the lives and
safety of the children of this county
and when we don't do our job, then
we put thpse lives in jeopardy. And
that type of behavior will not be
tolerated," Howard said.
Explaining how the incident
occurred. Hendry related,' "The'
driver thought the child got off the
bus, but he evidently had fallen,
asleep 'and didn't. Once the bus
returned to the compound, around
8 a m., both the driver and aide
failed to' follow the established
procedure of checking the bus from
. back to rear to insure that no child
'First in Forestry' ,
Taylor ranks #1 in forest industry
Taylor County has been called
the. "Forest Capital" for years.
Now, according to a new study, thq
courity has even more reason to
hold that title.
Forestry is the largest
agricultural industry in Florida
according to a study which was
recently released by the Florida
Forestry Association and the
University of Florida Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
In addition, Taylor County has
the highest economic output within
the forestry industry\ of any county
in the state.
Florida's forest products had a
total economic output above $16.5
billion in 2003, the report says. In
Taylor County that number was
$1.94 billion, giving it the largest
output in the state. Miami-Dade
County followed with $1.89 billion
and Duval County was in third
with just over $1.7 billion.
The forestry industry and related
fields are also credited with 7,700
jobs in Taylor County.
Titled "Economic Impacts of the
Forest Industry in Florida," the
landmark study states that the
industry supplied Florida with
more than 133.000 jobs in 2003.
"The report confirms what those
in the agricultural industry have
always known--that our forests
and products derived from them
have a tremendous economic
benefit to Florida," Agriculturalt
Commissioner Charles Bronson
In additional to providing jobs.
the report states..Florida's forestry
community manages forests that
provide %wildlife habitat, clean air,
clean water, recreation and more
than 5.000 products used daily.
"Citizens in north Florida
understand first-hand the
importance of forests and forestry
to our local economies." said Dan
Simmons of Buckeye, Florida.
"This study documents in a
systematic way the benefits of
forests to the total state economy.
From every perspective, trees are
important to our well being.
"The people who plant and
nurture trees' in Taylor County can
be especially proud that alter 100
years of sustained production.
Taylor County forests continue to
have a major economic impact," he
Taylor County has been active in
celebrating its forests and one of its
signature events, the Florida Forest
Festival, is set to celebrate its 50th
anniversary this year.
"The reason for the festival is to
celebrate forests and the forestry
industry." said Rick Olcon, festival
spokesman. "It's great to know that
forestry is number one in Florida
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is' left on the bus unattended. It is
jus totally uncalled for...youthave
v. o people--two adults--both
charged \with making sure the bus
is empty of any children. They
failed to do that and as a result put
a child in harm's way. I just thank
the good Lord the child is okay."
The boy was discovered by
another driver around 1:45 p.m.
"She walked by the bus and
could hear him on the bus crying."
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one step closer
The Taylor County, Sports
Complex is one step closer to
The count' is now soliciting
sealed proposals for the
construction of Phase 1 of the
project. A mandatory pre-bid
conference for respondents will be'
held Friday. May 20, at 10 a.m. at
the administrative complex.
According to a draft of the bid
documents. Phase 1 construction is
to include: construction of U.S: 19
turn lanes, paved parkifig and
roadways. soccer fields, storm
water mana'emrent facilities,
picnic pa% ilions, irrigation and site
lighting. The irrigation and
lighting has will be installed by
NIUSCO Lighting and Russell
Daniels Irrigation, respectively,
and the cost is not included-in this
Phase 1 will also include,
according to the draft, a.
maintenance building, a
concessions'restroom building and
an administrative building (which
is already on-site).
Respondents will be announced
June 6 at 6:20 p.m. during the
regularly scheduled county
commission meeting and a notice
of award will be issued June 10.
A pre-construction conference
\will be held June 17 and a project
update (based on an approved
construction schedule) will be
presented to the board June 21.
$1,200 in narcotics
stolen from hospital
In what could be.a case of employee theft, $1,260 in narcotic drugs was
takeen from the Doctors' Memorial Hospital recovery room over the
wedkerid. Head Nurse Susan Thompson and Lisa Massey told police they
were conducting a drug inventory at approximately 9 a.m. Monday when
the theft was discovered.
The drugs had last been counted Thursday, May 12, according to a
report filed with the Perry Police Department by PPD Ptl. Dodd Franklin.
"The recovery room had not been used Friday. Saturday or Sunday,"
Franklin said. "However the adjoining out-patient room had been open on
.The drugs taken included: dilaudid, 1 mg; demerol, 25 mg; demerol, 50
mg; morphine, 4 mg; morphine, 10 mg; and valium, 10 mg.
The theft is currently under investigation, Franklin said. "The remaining
drug ampules were taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement for prints."
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Pageant will go 'Through the Years'
Country music star Rhonda Vincent will headline the
entertainment on festival day, Saturday, Oct. 22, at Forest
Bus incident is
second this year
Continued from page A-1
The child was taken to Doctors'
Memorial Hospital (DMH), where
was treated and released.
"I was there when he was released
from the hospital and from all
appearances he was doing well,"
Both the driver and aide had been
with the. school district for
approximately fi.e \ears.
"Lip until this point, both have
been very good driver, and very
caring employees with the
families and children they served.
This was a lack of following
through on individual
responsibilities to check and clean
the bus in the morning, and to
insure no child is left on the bus
unattended," Hendry said.
This is the second instance this
school year in which a child was
left unattended on a school bus.
A six-year-old child was locked
inside a school bus for nearly si\
hours last August, after apparently
falling asleep and missing his
The incident prompted the
transportation department to
implement a new procedure that
called for all (bus) doors to be
open at all times when parked at
That procedure had been
followed Monday, Hendry said,
"but apparently the little boy was
too scared to realize he could get
off the bus and so he stayed where
900 participated in 4-H
public speaking program
By: LORI C. WIGGINS
Today's 4-H Youth
Development Program is teaching
youth life skills that will benefit
them throughout their adult life.
One of the programs 4-H sponsors
along with Tropicana is the 4-
H/Tropicana Public Speaking
This educational program is
aimed at teaching young people
the techniques of effective public
speaking. The program is designed
to give elementary and middle-
school age students experience in
the preparation and delivery of a
speech. Over 900 students in the.
county participate in the program.
Students in grade 3rd 8th from
the elementary school, the middle
school, Steinhatcheee School and
homeschoolers took part in the
program. The top speeches were
selected from the class level,
school level and then from the
The top county winners received
a plaque and the first place county
winner, in each division received
$50 and a full scholarship to 4-H
camp this summer($150). The top
county winners in 4th & 5th grade'
division were: 1st place-Garrett
McCoy with his speech titled "My
Best Friend;"' 2nd place- Eli
Grambling "Baseball;" 3rd place-
Drew Williams "How To Be a
Timber Cruiser;" 4th' place
honorable mention- Whitney
Young "My Pig Pookie;" and 5th
place honorable mention- Kristina
Wald "Foster Sister."
Top winners for the 6th grade
division were:. 1st place-Colby
Robertson for his speech titled
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Continued from page A-1
2005 Miss Florida.Forest Festival
will receive the same scholarship
as in years past and will represent
the festival throughout the year,"
Lori Wiggins said. She shares co-
chair honors for the program with
Allison Bishop and Amy
"In honor of the festival's 50th
anniversary, our theme this year
will be 'Through the Years.' We
extend a very special invitation for
-former queens and Jr. Misses to
join us as we crown a new Miss
Florida Forest Festival."
Featured stage entertainment
will be country star Rhonda
Vincent, whose latest single "I've
Forgotten You" continues to
This year will also see the
$$ as well as
Continued from page A-1'
and Ta. lor County is number one
Forests also have a significant
impact on tourism and recreation
in Florida, the study says. O er
half of all Florida visitors engage
in some type of naiure-based
activity during their viss. \with
most of these activities taking
place in Florida's foresi-s Outdoor
recreation in Florida has, a otal
economic impact of over $22
billion, with $6 billion directly
tied to fore-it-relaied activiu .
"In Taylor Couni ve have a
erea' number of protected lands
that pro ide people with the
opportunities for birding. hiking.
kayaking and more." said Da% n
Taylor, e\xculi\e director of the
Perr, Ta\lor Counti Chamber of
return of the Karoake Challenge
and "we are going to have a very
special guest star judge," Co-Chair
Dawn Taylor said.
World-class "lumberjack" and
"lumberjill" champions from the
Ironjack Lumberjack Show will
take the stage during a special
two-day appearance festival
"Forestry plays a key role in
every facet of life in Taylor
County and we want this 50th
anniversary celebration to reflect
our appreciation for everyone in
the forest industry," Taylor said.
Opportunity abounds for anyone
interested in volunteering with the
festival, ranging from the cooking
duties in the fish house to
Michael James Bagley
during May 23rd
Tracy and Aimee Roberts
announce the high school
graduation of" Michael James
Bagley and a commencement
service on May 23 at 7 p.m. in
the First Presbyterian Church.
Bagley has completed a college
preparatory course of study and
attained nearly 300 hours of
community service. He will
receive a full scholarship from
Florida Bright Futures and begin
his secondary studies at North
Florida Communit. College in
marching with parade.
To get involved, contact the
festival office at 584-TREE
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4-H winners recognized
Continued from page 2
"Cruie Voyage;" 2nd place-
Samuel Brisketi, "Surviving
i'- middlee School;" 3rd place- Katie
Holden. "Babysitting Adventures:"
:and 4th place honorable mention -
SKatie Verges "New York Trip".
S.The top winners from the 7th &
8th gride division were: Ist place.
Jarrod Robertson for his speech on
"Our New Addition;".2nd place,
Maisie Wilson, "Joy in the
Journey;" 3rd place Zachary
Wiggins, "History of Fast Food;"
and -4th place honorable mention.
Jordan Williams. "Soccer"
The results of 4-H and
Tropicana's dedication to this
program are evident in the
confidence displayed by young
people in making prepared or
extemporaneous presentations later
in their school and professional
The 4-H/Tropicana Public
Speaking Program offers young
people this opportunity and
teaches them to be better
communicators a skill which
will benefit them throughout life.
Seventh and eighth grade winners shown left to right are: Maisie Wilson, Jarrod Robertson,
Zachary Wiggins and Jordan Williams.
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Fourth and fifth grade winners, shown left to right are: Whitney Young, Eli Grambling,
Garrett McCoy, Drew Williams and Kristina Wald.
:Sixth grade winners shown from left to right are: Katie Holden, Colby Robertson, Samuel
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May 18, 2005
Janie and Harry Massey, seated, were surrounded by family members for the reception honoring Mrs. Massey as Beta Sigma
Phi's Lady of the Year, a 30-year tradition in the community.
Janie Massey, the 2005 honoree, was presented a plaque
and corsage, along with the guest book from the Lady of the
Year tea, mementos of the occasion.
Massey smiles, sheds tears over honor
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Janie Massey, who is always
wearing a smile, shed a few tears
:on Monday when she was named
:2005 Lady of the Year by the local
SMu Omega chapter of Beta Sigma
"I am not deserving," she said,
as everyone rushed to contradict
Her history, at a glance, set the
stage for this honor, with
President Chery Kay Gregory
noting the landmarks of Massey's
life and surprising the honoree
with this summary:
"This energetic lady has gone on
Catharin Norman, Mary Lou Whitfield and Vivian Sheffield
were three of the former Ladies of the Year present at
Monday night's reception. Others included Susan Nelson,'
Inez Cone, Linda Strickland, Shuge Mangum and Diane Ching.
Miranda Murphy and Wyatt Poppell remind friends and relatives of their
wedding on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the First Church of God on
Highway 221 North. A reception will follow.
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She also heads suppers on
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First Baptist. and her faith has
net er wt\ered--not even during
difficult and tragic times.
"Her home is described as grand
central station. Her kitchen is
aJ\o's open and busy. She cares
for her great grandchildren at least
three da.s a week. She fixes
faxorilt foods for tamil\ members,
remembers their birthdays and
encourages them in their
acti cities, which she goes to
watch whenever she can. She
even traveled as far as Wyoming
and New Mexico to see a grandson
in the National High School
Rodeo Finals," Gregory said.
"This remarkable lady got
married at the age of 15. She
finished high school with her first
baby on the way. Her mother died
when this lady was only 19.
Being the oldest of four children,
she took her three siblings into
her home and mothered them; she
helped raise them right along with
her own children."
When Massey's family entered
the reception from the wings of
the Catholic Parish Hall, she was.
o\%ercome irth surprise annd,
emotlln. The) gathLred ,.irund
'her as Gregory continued.
"She is the mother of four
wonderful children--a daughter and
three sons. She is grandmother to
six granddaughters and four
grandsons, and she has three great
grandchildren. She is blessed with
a husband who totally supports"
her and helps in all her endeavors.
She has been married to Harry for
55 years," Gregory said as Harry
nodded in agreement.
"Her favorite saying is 'Willful
Waste Makes Woeful Want,'"
Gregory noted, and Massey was
pleased that family members had;:
Her latest contribution to the:
community was establishing Our
Father's Storehouse, an outreach
program for those needing food,
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Massey was born to A.J. and
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Harry Massey, mother of Montine'
Flail, Lloyd, Mike and Mark
Massey--to name only her closest
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And the family members were
there, in great numbers, to be the'
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Paul Fleming Brannen
Paul Fleming Brannen, 91, died
May 14, 2005, at Tallahassee
Memorial Health Care.
S Born in Jessup, Ga., he had
lived in Perry since 1938. Mr.
Brannen was the son of the late
Alonzo Lee Brannen and Martha
(Kicklighter) Brannen. He was
owner/operator of Brannen
Hardware for many years in Perry.
He was a member of First Baptist
Mr. Brannen also served on the
city council from 1953-1963,
where he saw many changes in the
City of Perry. He was a past
member of the Perry Elks Lodge
and Perry Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his
wife of 57 years, Agnes 0.
Survivors include: a son, Joseph
Paul "Joe" Brannen of Lancaster,
Pa.; a daughter, Patricia Vail of
Marianna; a special friend, Evelyn
Vereen of Perry; two
grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at
First Baptist Church with Glenn
Baker officiating. Interment will
follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Family members will receive
friends today, May 18, from 6
until 9 p.m. at Joe P. Burns
Funeral Homn, which is in charge
of the arrangements.
Alexander McLeod Jr., 78, a
native of High Springs, died May
11, 2005, in Roanoke, Va., where
he had lived for the past two years.
Mr. McLeod was one of five
McLeod sons who completed High
Springs High with 12 years of
perfect attendance. He was a 1944
graduate of High Springs High,
later serving in the United States
Navy during World War II. He
graduated from the University of
Florida with a degree it~
He had been a resident of
Roanoke for 27 years before
moving to Perry in 1987. He
retired from General Electric
Company after 36 years as an
S engineer. Mr.; McLeod and his
Brothers played in a small big
band. He was a member of Church
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Shirley Howell McLeod; his
parents, Sandy and Eunice
McLeod; and brothers, Gene
McLeod, Wayne McLeod and Hal
Survivors include: a son, Mark
Alexander McLeod of State
College, Pa.; three daughters,
Linda Brown, Sharon Mitchell and
Lauren Tabor, all of Roanoke; two
step-sons, Kim Howell of Perry
and Tim Howell of Jacksonville;
one step-daughter, Debbie
Levingston of Perry; one brother,
Glenn McLeod of Jacksonville;
six grandchildren; and two step-
Graveside services were held
Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at
High Springs Cemetery with Jeff
Family members received
friends Friday from 7 until 9 p.m.
at Evans-Carter Funeral Home,
which was in charge of the
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that memorial donations.
be made to The Florida Bible
Camp, c/o Luelle Everette, P.O.
Box 904, High Springs, Florida
Estelle Wilson Beckham
Estelle Jeanette Baucum Wilson
Beckham of Gainesville, formerly
of Perry, died May 13, 2005, after
a lengthy illness. She was 91 and
a longtime resident of Alachua
County. She was born Jan. 16,
1914, in Ashland, Ala., in Clay
County. At an early age,,she and
her other seven siblings came with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs: Clark
S. Baucum, to live on a farm in
She was pre-deceased by her
parents and siblings, as well as her
late husband, Jesse G. Wilson Sr.,
and her youngest daughter,
Virginia Lee Wilson Huff.
She and her late husband were
chosen as the Alachua County
Outstanding Farm Family and
recognized in the Progressive
Farmer magazine for their notable
achievements in agriculture. She
was nominated as a candidate for
1956 Florida Mother of the Year
and chosen as a runner-up for
being an "outstanding mother of
She volunteered time as a
"parent volunteer" not only while
her children were young, but also
later in life. When her children
were growing up, she was a
member of the Home
Demonstration Club, 4-H Club,
and remained active in her church,
Pine Grove Baptist, where she
taught Sunday School and was a
leader of the Young People's
Training Union class. After her
children were grown, she
continued to teach Sunday School
and was also active in the W.M.U.
at Keystone Heights Baptist
Church and in the First Baptist
Church of Perry. Prior to
returning to Gainesville, she was
active in various clubs in Perry,
including the Perry Woman's
Club, the Taylor County Senior
Citizens and the A.A.R.P. She
was also a member of the Florida
Survivors include: one son,
Jesse G. Wilson Jr. of Tauranga,
New Zealand; five daughters,
Barbara Wilson Krause and Shirley
Wilson; Scott of Indianapolis, Ind.,
Mary Wilson Blok of Panama, the
Republic of Panama, Margaret
Wilson Saucier of Vero Beach and
Laura Sue Wilson of Gainesville;
13 grandchildren; 21 great
grandchildren; and four great, great
Funeral arrangements are under
the direction of Milam Funeral
Home. Services will be held at
.Pine Grove Baptist Church in
Gainesville on Thursday,.May 19,
at 11 a.m. The Rev. Charles R.
Vinzant, former pastor of'
Keystone Heights Baptist Church,
will deliver her eulogy.
Interment and graveside services
will be at the Newnanville
Cemetery in Alachua.
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Sigma Phi singled out for the
community to honor. "Janie
Massey is admired for her devotion
to God, her willingness to do for
others, and her love for her family.
,Her good sense of humor serves
her well in motivating others,"
said Gregory. "Our community is
fortunate to benefit from her
service to God through outreach to
A reception followed with
guests enjoying an array of
refreshments. Silver serving
pieces appointed the tables at the
Catholic Parish Hall where
candlelight and music welcomed
former Ladies of the Year, family
members and friends of the 2005
honoree, Janie Massey.
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Banquet this Thursday
| Middle school baseball team
Finishes year with 9-5 record
|2005 Taylor County H
honored at M
,The Taylor County High Junior banquet.
Varsity baseball team was recently Those 'r
lfonored at its 2005 awards included:
WMasons host sc
The Masonic Lodge #187 will also feature a
host a softball tournament on an entry fee c
- Saturday May 21. Trophies w
- The tourney will follow ASA top three tea
sanctioned rules, 3 to 6 homeruns, trophies prov
then low bid. squad.
SThe entry fee for the tournament For more
1 i $125 per team. The tourney will Walter White
Hunters ed course
The Florida Fish and \\ ldlife
Conser\'aion Commission (FWC)
-s offering a hunter safety course
Efn Leon Counti in Ma?,..
The course will be taught in the
-econd floor conference room of
3he Farris-Bryant Building; 620
South Meridian Sireei in
Tallahassee from 6 to Q p.m. May
17, 19, 24 and 26. The mandatory
field day for this class will be May'
after June 1,
igh Jayvee Baseball Team
lay 10 banquet
Shomerun derby with'
of $10 per person.
rill be awarded to the
ams with individual
ided to the first place
:r safety course is
anyone born on or
1975 to purchase a
Persons interested in attending
this course'may register on-line
and obtain information about .
future hunter, safety classes at
MyFWC.com/huntered or by
calling FWC's Regional office in
Panama City at (850) 265-3676.
Jacob Meacham, big stick
award; Brandon Mock, most
valuable pitcher; Steven Kramer,
gold glove-infield; D.J. Whetsel
and Jarvis McGrew, most
improved; Thomas Gober,
coaches' award; Drew
Southerland, gold, glove-outfield
and DrewMock, utility player
The event, held May 10 at the
Catholic Parish Hall, was
sponsored by the Taylor County
Other members of the team
honored at the banquet included
Chad Cannon, Adam Cook, Greg
Flowers, Keith Gober, Will Hall,
Dusty Knight, Joseph Proenza,
Blake Ratliff, Kendall Thompson
and Ethan Young.
Coaching the jayvee squad this
year was Bruce Ratliff, assisted by
Keaton Beach Marina
Patr 200 Kate Dr.
McGriff Perry, FL 32348
The Taylor County Middle
School baseball team recently
completed its 2005 season,
posting an impressive 9-5 record.
Bulldog Coach Tommy Joiner
said the team was led by a
dedicated group of eighth graders
who instilled spirit and .pride into
the younger players.
"All our coaches, felt that this
team was very receptive to the
ideas the coaches tried to get
across," Joiner said.
Assistant Coach Jeff Johnson.
echoed Joiner's sentiments.
"I feel that we were able to
teach at each and every practice,"
Coach Kelly Armstrong, who
was in charge of the Bulldog
offense, put in all plays and signs
that any major league team would
use in a game, Joiner said.
"This group of kids was ready
for any play that we needed to run
and they did a good job
executing," Armstrong said.
The TCMS Baseball Boosters
will honor the 2005 squad this
Thursday with a banquet at Hill's
THE RIGHT WAY. THE RIGHT CAR.
Members of the 2005 team
included: Josh Gilbreath, Zach
Knowles, Nick Albritton, Phillip
Parga, Charlie Johnson, Tyler
Jenkins, Jonathan Lincoln, Brett
Spradley, Caleb Murphy, colby
Murphy, Cody Davis, Stuart Ely,
Kevin Bartges, Wil Joiner, Tony
Southerland and Taylor Ratliff.
Joiner said the coaching staff
would like to thank the fans,
parents, boosters and school
administration for-working hard to
make the 2005 season a success.
Head Coach Tommy Joiner is shown with the 2005 Taylor County Middle School baseball
team. Pictured with Joiner on back row (left to right) are Charlie Johnson, Nicholas
Albritton, Tyler Jenkins, Josh Gilbreath, Zach Knowles, Cody Davis and Asst. Coach Jeff
Johnson; (bottom row, from left) Stuart Ely, Colby Murphy, Taylor Ratliff, Wil Joiner, Brett
Spradley, Caleb Murphy and Jonathan Lincoln. Not pictured: Asst. Coach Kelly Armstrong, and
players Philip Parga, Tony Southerland and Kevin Bartges.
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Family Life conference scheduled
Church plans for V.B.S.
Lakeside Baptist Church invites students to take the "Ramblin' Road
Trip" for Vacation Bible School June 5-9 with classes from 6 until 8:30
Family Night is June 10 at 7 p.m.
For more information, please contact the church or Pastor Steve Ruff at
Women's Day program slated
St. Peter's Primitive Baptist Church will hold its annual Women's Day
program on Sunday, May 22, at 11 a.m.
Choir rehearsal will be tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. and also Friday,
at the same time.
The Rev. Chester Davis invites everyone to participate. For more
information, please call 584-6596.
Steinhatchee Methodists host dinner
Steinhatchee United Methodist Church invites everyone to worship
services Sunday at 11 a.m., followed by a community potluck dinner.
Please bring a covered dish to share.
Youth Day program is Sunday'
. New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Youth
Day program on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. All young people are invited
to come and sing in the mass choir. Practice will be held Thursday at 5
Sunday worship at Senior Services Center
Pastor Rodney Watts invites the community to Sunday worship
services each week at 11 a.m. in the Taylor County Senior Services
- building on Ash Street.
Family Life Conference scheduled
Glorious Rain Church of God of Prophecy will have a Family Life
SConference Friday through Sunday, May 20-22, with 7 p.m. nightly
services an,d 11 a.m. Sunday worship.
Because of graduation ceremonies Saturday, the times have changed on
that day's workshops. The class on "How to Break Generational. Curses"
will begin at 1 p.m. instead of 10 a.m. Speakers for the conference will
be Pastors Simon and Yvonne Kemp of Miami.
At New Brooklyn
Ministry Witnesses gather
By B.D. WILLIAMS
S This is Just a Resting Place
Sometimes the road of life
seems long as we travel through
S the years and v-ith a heart so
broken and eves brimfid oflearo .
W.e falter in our \,eariiits and
sink beside the way. but God leans
down and whispers. "Child come
on home t10 tay."
S The many friends of the city.
.wish to express their deepest
.: heartfelt sympathy .to the
SHightower family in the loss of
Their loved one, a husbandand a
* ".fathb r,. .lr..W illie J. HighioM er. ,,.
h'o dTie recently. The funeral
Services will be-held Saturday,
May 21, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel
The Distric No. 1 Pall Bearers
SUnion will be held Saturday, May
S21, at New Brooklyn Church
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. All pall
bearers lodges are ask to be present
and on time. Pall Bearer Lodge
No. 7's A. D. Jones will be in
Some out-or-towners were here
SSaturday attending the funeral of
S Mrs. Johnnie Hood Moore. Those
Sin attendance included her
daughter, Edwina P. Moore of
S Perry; nephew, Clerance Hood Jr.
of Bronx, N.Y., nieces Vivian
"* Hood of Stone Mountain, Ga., and
SGwendolyn Toone and husband
S In Loving
Feb. 6, 1978 May 19, 2002
S We can't believe it's been
3 years since your
presence. There's no.
doubt we are truly missing
you still. Not one day
S goes by that you don't
cross our minds. Your loss
is still arid allays will be a
hurt that we cannot hide,
due to a domestic act that
has left us scarred, very
S deep within our hearts.
We.love you and miss you
Still very much!
.. Missing you dearly,
Big sister Lisa, Narada,
La'Trell, Jalik, Haeven &
Walter of Palm Coast; and other
relatives and friends.-
The Ministry Witnesses service
will be held on New Brooklyn
M.B. Church's grounds.Saturday,
May 21, beginning at,5 p.m. The
guest .speaker will be the Rev.
Goosley. Minister Booker Edward
will be in charge. All
Brooklynnites ate asked .to be
present. A city-wide invitation in
extended. Come and help to be a
"witness for Christ."
Pastor Byron Hughes invites all families to join the church for three
days of "powerful worship, workshops, preaching, prayer, singing and
fun." The church is located behind Buddy's Furnishings and Rentals.
Gospel concert planned Sunday
The Church of God of Prophecy at 613 W. Hampton Springs Ave. will
host a gospel concert on Sunday, May 22, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited
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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. Saturday
(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.
:Taylor Coastal Communities
Association meets each 2nd Tuesday of
month, 7.p.m. at the Keaton Beach Hot
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's MainStreet Cafe.
La Leche League International: 2nd
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor.County Public
Lady Elks: second Thurs., 8 p.rr
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
each month, Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce at noon.
S Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fri. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds,
-Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
':Hill Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st
: Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
S 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.
Also, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.--open.
NAACP: 2nd Sun., 6 p.m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at
'Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: 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 Courtney Road).
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Republican Party of Taylor County:
Second Thursday of every month at
Chamber of Commerce. E-mail Tommie
Stanaland at firstname.lastname@example.org or
:. Rotary Club:;Tues., noon at B. J.'s
DSchool Board: 1st and 3rd Tues., 7
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat., 10 a.m.
Social Security: representatives, 2nd
Tues., 8:30 a.m. tO 12 noon,dcourthouse
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 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.
VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues., 7 p.m.
S(American Legion building).
Bright lights, big city
Times Square recently welcomed the Class of 2005 from Taylor County
High School for a five-day stay in New York City. "This school-sponsored
senior trip is a wonderful experience for students and chaperones alike,", said,
Sponsor Janet Johstono. "Many may never get to experience real city life
again. We had a wonderful tour guide from Show Me Tours, which the seniors
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have used for five years now. Every year, it is a very educational and fun
trip," she said. If you were watching the CBS Early Show on Monday, May 9,
the TCHIS students were in the spotlight on the plaza. Here, they gathered for
a group photo in the heart of the city that never sleeps.. And Saturday, they
graduate! (Look for the 2005 Graduation Edition in Friday's News-Herald.)
Weirick named ,Big Bend's Best Mom'
Mary Jo Weirick of Perry was
named "Big Bend's Best Mom" in
WCTV Channel 6's recent contest.
Weirick won an online poll
against two other area mothers,
Pat Conner of, Tallahassee and
Sheila Tillmani of Thomasville,
"Perry really got behind her,"
said Sarah Grady, who, along with
her own mother, announced Weirick
as the winner recently during
"Live @ 5"on WCTV.
Nominated by her daughter
Melissa Richardsoh, Weirick is
the mother of three and the
grandmother of two. She is also a,
"As I look over our childhood I
remember a time when my mom
worked three jobs, all so my
brothers and I could have the
things she felt we should have,
whether it was a necessity like
groceries or our passion, a
weekend trip out of town for a
horse show," Richardson said.
In additional to the title of "Best
Mom," she also won a prize
package including gift certificates,
a free manicure, a skin care
package, a free week from Jenny
Craig, and a woman's study Bible.
"This is the first year we've
done something quite like this.
We wanted to do something for
our moms," said Grady.
National Honor Society
inducts 24 new members
Mary Jo Weirick of Perry, shown above with her
in WCTV Channel 6's recent contest. Nominated by
the mother of three and the grandmother of two.
family, was named "Big Bend's Best Mom"
her daughter Melissa Richardson, Weirick is
NFCC's Summer Science Institute
powers up for younger scientists
Young men and women
hankering for hands-on experience
in conducting scientific field work
should take note of the 2005
Governor's Summer. Science
Institute on Water Quality at
North Florida Community
College. The institute runs June 6
Through June 17 at the Madison
campus of NFCC. Hours are 8-5
.Monday Friday. Applications
are now being accepted for the
limited slots available.
The two-week program, funded
by a grant by the Florida Dept. of
Education, offers a tuition-free
opportunity for students with a
strong interest in science to try
real w old 'activities that have
significance in improving water
quality locally. The institute is
open -to highly motivated,
exceptional students who will be
in grades 8-12 next fall.
"The institute is rigorous, so we
are accepting those young people
who will take serious advantage of
what the institute has to offer,"
said Terry Zimmerman, chemistry
Transportation from adjacent
counties will be coordinated by
NFCC. Students can either bring
their own lunches or buy lunch at
the NFCC Sentinel Grille.
Parental consent is required.
Students will learn applied
techniques in biology,
microbiology, ecology, chemistry
and technical writing that will link
back to their home communities.
Zimmerman and NFCC
instructors Barry Barnhart, Dr.
Greg Molnar and John Grosskopf
comprise the teaching team.
According to Zimmerman the
session will be "jam packed" with
lab work and trips to sites where
students can conduct water quality
testing and experiments. Students
will spend most of their time out
of the classroom.
For a pamphlet or application
contact Terry Zimmerman by
calling (850) 973-1646, or email
zimmermanT@nfcc.edu or go
online at www.nfcc.edu, keywords
The Taylor County High
School chapter of the National
Honor Society held its annual
induction ceremony last Friday
The 2005 sophomore inductees
were: Sabrina Alexander, Josiah
Anderson, Zachary Bradshaw,
Amy Brett, Jessica Brock, Jennifer
Cantrell, 'Gerald Commander,
Casey Cooper, Erica Davis,
Thomas Gober, Brooke Granthum,
Raul Guzman, Rachel Heartsfield,
Stephen Kramer, Dale Krejcar,
Timothy Machula, Bryttany
Martin, Jacob Meachum, Charles
Morgan, Jennifer Tedder, Andrew
Turner, Laura Vanblaricum and
Senior Stephen Herr was also
SWith parents and school
officials watching, the students
were inducted during a candlelight
ceremony symbolizing the
internall light of knowledge." The
virtues of scholarship, leadership,
service and character were
explained by NHS officers after
which the students were given
their new membership cards as
they left the stage.
The ceremony was followed by
a tribute to military troops and
Estic Rollings is the local
During" a- candlelight
ceremony symbolizing the
"eternal light of knowledge,"
24 students were inducted
into the Taylor County
chapter of the National
Honor Society Friday night
in the school gym. Above,
inductees have their candles
lit by current NHS member
Stephanie Punda (left)
before walking onstage.
I just read the brief article in
Wednesday's edition about Rep.
Will Kendrick's proposal to place
FWCC under stale regulation. As
the wife of a commercial
fisherman, I can't agree more.
I know that for the sake of our
prosperity and as good stewards of
the earth, we must protect our
lands, oceans, wildlife and
fisheries, but it seems that in the
last few years the regulations
imposed by state and federal
agencies have increasingly denied
citizens in the seafood industry an
opportunity to earn a living.
As a teen in the 1970s, I lived
in Panacea. Back then Panacea was
a small fishing community where
almost everyone earned their
living in the fishing. shrimping
and crabbing industries. Those
men and women grew up in that
community and learned their trades
from their fathers, grandfathers and
great grandfathers. There were no
millionaires in Panacea back then.
Only friendly hardworking people
who were patriotic and family
oriented. Just the kind of people
who framed and formed this great
nation. But when the government
decided to impose a net ban, they
unilaterally put many of those
hard working people out of a job
with callous indifference. ,
If we can put a man on the
moon and send a satellite to Mars,
why can't we design nets or traps
that- will protect endangered
species and still allow the
fishermen to earn a decent living?
Our fair state is bordered on three
sides by the ocean. Long before
tourists ever discovered our
paradise. fisherman. crabbers and
shrimpers were harvesting seafood
along our coasts. Government
regulations are now endangering
another species: the small
business Florida fisherman.
New regulations just this year
will restrict long line boats (larger
vessels with a crew that fish with
a long line and multiple hooks) to
a limited catch that will steadily
decrease throughout the year.
I am not interested in starting an
editorial war with anyone, but the
Sword communist--speaking for
myself--I have not heard that word
since [ used to watch those old war
movies. They way I figure it. if
anyone knows so much about
being a communist that you can
point out what website to go to,
that person must be into this/sort
I will tell you the truth. I
should.have known they had a
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May 18, 2005
It must have felt good for Alphonso
Dowdell to sit in his city council
chair last week and declare, "The
We- don't doubt that a lot of people
enjoyed the sentiment and agreed
For the record, what Dowdell
claims we lied about was an April 29
article in the. Perry News-Herald in
which ,we stated Dowdell, Mayor
Pam Feagle and Councilman
Sylvester Harris "may have"
violated Florida's Sunshine Law
by attending a recent, NAACP
meeting that "appeared to have
contributed" to the firing of City
.Attorney Bill Blue just a few days
The issue here is not whether the
three had the right to fire Blue, but
that the public--the entire public-'-
should have had: a chance' to
understand their deliberations and
Manual, prepared by the State
Attorney General's office, is the
guidebook for elected officials and
the public on ,Florida's open
government laws. It includes not
only laws and cases, but attorney
generals' opinions on the law.
Passages found in the manual
appear to have relevance in this
*"...the law is applicable to any
gathering, whether formal or casual,
of two or more members of the same
board or commission to discuss
some matter on which foreseeable
action will be taken by the public
board or commission."
*"...it is recommended that the city
commission postpone formal action
on controversial matters coming
before the board at a meeting where
the public has not been given notice
that such an issue will be
Further, the manual recommends
that elected officials should avoid
even the appearance of impropriety.
By attending a NAACP meeting in
which the city attorney's work was
discussed, and then voting upon his
job status the very next meeting
(without it being an agendaed item),
Dowdell, Feagle: and Harris did NOT
avoid the appearance of impropriety.
They were the epitome of
So, are we sure these three
violated the Sunshine Law? No.
But they may have, and they
should be as concerned about it as
Toward the end of summer, those
boats will barely cover the cost of
their.fuel. ice,.bait and tackle to
make a trip. and won't-be able to
pay their crew or captain a
decent salary before they limit out.
Grouper (which my husband fishes
for on a small single man hook-
and-line vessel) will probably
close this year in October,
according to the National Marine
Fisheries. This will put my
husband and all of the other reef
fishermen, small boats and long
lines, out of work from October to
Does anyone care that in a free
society you can't pursue the career
.. Please see page 3
website, but it never occurred to
me that in the year 2005, and in
America, these things exist. How
could I be so slow? Well, you
almost got me again. The old
people used to say if you lie with
: dogs you will get fleas. No I did
not go to the website you wrote
about, because I have no idea what.
you are talking about and you
Now let me explain about the
two men that were asked to leave
the NAACP meeting. If you go to
.:the town hall or courthouse you
can attend any meeting you
"choose, but when you walk in a
meeting with nio intention. of
joining, or if you, are not a
member and.all you will say is
you just want to know what's
going on, it shows bad taste. I
would never walk into the Elks
Club, sit off by myself and say I
just want to know what is going
So let's call a spade a spade
This is the first'time in my
knowledge that white person has
been asked to leave an all black
meeting. Don't misunderstand me,
it doesn't have to be an all black
meeting, but have a better reason
than "we just want to know what's
going on" or "I want to know
what you people are up to." Yes it
took three tunes before they were
asked to leave, because we were
trying to be tactful and not just
say get out, the way some people
would have done.
How come I know so much
about this? Because I-was there. If
we are accused of anything, it is
trying to get along with people,
not put fear in them, the way fear
has been put in us (black) people
all our lives, so just relax and go
along with the flow.
Ciphering in a
=i 1 ] By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Editor's Note: When this column was written nine years ago. I had no idea that it would be re-published as a
tribute to the Class of 2005 at Taylor County High School But the elementary student, mentioned below, is one of
the top students in this year's graduating class I shouldn't be surprised, nor should I doubt the lasting value of
time spent in a concession stand.
If you are really and truly a mother, you
will serve time in a concession stand.
It doesn't matter where; it doesn't matter
why; but you will find yourself behind a
counter swatting flies, slinging drinks and
trying to make correct change so as not
to embarrass yourself before people who
are one-third your age.
I knew the school year was off to a
raring start when I found myself in a
muggy concession stand, surrounded by
chips and candy, boxed in by cellophane
bags of cups on top of filled ice chests.
The price list is never easy. Everything
should be a quarter or a dollar just to
make life easy for mothers. But since life
is seldom easy, it would follow that
concession stand prices will not be either.
Doughnuts are 25 cents but drinks are
50, and if you just want ice, il have to
ask. Cookies are 2 for 25; lollipops are 10
cents; and if you want chips, we've got
The most popular variety of candy sold
in this concession stand was priced: two-
for 25 cents.
"Will you sell me just one?" a young man
with big brown eyes asked.
"No, we don't do half-cents," I said, as
nicely as I. could. It costs nothing to be
"I can't afford but one," he added.
S"Then I'll buy both for you," I said,
Remembering that it.sometimes costs to
:This can get you in trouble in a
concession stand. I once spent $6 on a
child who was starving, hadn't had
anything since .lunch and needed a
sandwich for dinner.
After $6, Icut her off. Her mother would
be horrified, but we mother-types do this
sort of thing in case our children appear
like waifs before other adults and beg for
It could happen.
Numbers have always been more difficult
for me than words. :I can talk my way out
of anything as long as I don't have to add.
So here I am sweating and swatting, and
some well-meaning student asks me, "How
many of the (2 for a quarter) candies can I
have for $1.25?"
He probably thought I was staring at him
in impatience when I was actually
cipheringg (like Jethro Bodene) while
looking at his eyeballs.
"What is 10?" I answered quickly,
pushing the buzzer and forgetting that I
wasn't on Jeopardy.
"What did you say?" he asked, looking at
"Ten," I said this time, more confidently.
How many could he get if he bought a
When he wasn't lookiing-l1 df-drifriiiUl
math on the wall of the concession stancE
and checked myself. "Six," I answered
zealously, again to be the first to push the
Soon thereafter, I found a right hand maul
for the remainder of my sentence in thiu
concession stand. He wasn't much talleV
than my elbows and I soon found out that
he was a young student enrolled ir:
Let me tell you: the kid knows numbers;
"As long as I think of it being money, I carn
do it," he said. I eyed him suspiciously.
as if I'd like to buy stock ir him right now..-.
He'd listen to me take an order.:
immediately flash to the price list, and
voice his estimate on the order.
"That's exactly right," I said, surprised
the first time.
There was only one possible slip-up ij
the whole afternoon's volunteer work. Hj
presented one eighth grader's change t$
him and the student challenged. "You gavy
me too much money." I applauded tlt
patron student's honesty. .
But my right hand man was right. I4e
added it up again, orally, and delivered tle
total again--for both of us-- as if he was o
Wall St. and this, was the Dow Jondg
"Well, he's right," I said to the honest
student, as I patted in a congratulate*
manner the student who was both honest
"One day you'll own this town," I said t
"I'd rather have a big city," he said.
Once when the afternoon's sales began
to lag, my right hand man began counting
money: pennies, quarters, nickels, dime
"We've got $51.75," he said: Then I
checked himself, "But I'll have to ask wh~i
we started with, and subtract that."
I smiled proudly, and I'm not his mama.
"If you were in sales," I said to him with
a lilting expectancy, "ten percent of that
would be yours. Maybe 15."
I let the words hang over his head as-
watched with glee while the wheels
turned, and chi-chinging noises went off i
his cash-register-head, and he envisioned
himself in a vault surrounded by money 0t
driving the latest sports car with a moo'i
It was a .delicious moment among thg
A little boy with a big future.
I had only one bad thought: One da
he'll probably be my landlord. :i
(Congratulations to Joey Jarvis and all the graduates
in the Class of 2005.)
Letters to the Editor ..
Endangered species: small business fishermen
Letters to the Editor
: I guess it's time for Miss Nellie
t blow off more steam. This
concerns home insurance. I have
.Spen insured with an insurance
tmpany that is well known. You
hiave to subscribe to their monthly
i1agazine to be able to have their
iiOsurance. Well, after 10 years of
continued from page B-2
you are passionate about without
being regulated out of existence?
SSome sports fishermen will say
the fish population is declining.
My husband and other commercial
fishermen would disagree with
.that, saying that the fish are there.
It takes more than just desire to
catch a fish. It takes skill and hard
,vork. Some have it, some don't.
SI'mn not saying that there
shouldn't be regulations in place
to protect the fisheries. Of course,
here must be if we are to continue
ib enjoy seafood and protect all
inarine life. But surely there must
te a better way to do it! And
gutting the control of FWCC
tnder the jurisdiction of the State
Legislature and ultimately Florida
otherss would definitely be a step
it.the right direction.
Recently my husband saw a
man with a "NOAA" emblem on
his shirt in a restaurant ordering a
grouper dinner. He said he almost
walked over to the man and told
him he wasn't allowed to eat his
dinner and that grouper eating
season would be closed for the
next three months. He opted-for,
the more Christian response, and
just nodded and said, "hello." -It
was a cruel irony that the
"NOAA" guy was eating grouper
*while he and other government
officials were regulating Florida's
fishermen out of business.
by an insurance company?
having and believing that I was
safely covered with this company,
they suddenly canceled my
insurance. Not for non-payment or
late payment. Payment was made
every month before payment was
Idue; no claims ever filed. Well,
out of a clear blue sky,
The company set, forth in
typewritten words that because I
had a washer and dryer on the back
porch, and the porch was covered
in mildew, they had to cancel my
insurance ,Well, it's true! I have
my washer and dryer on the back
porch jnd ihe drain is deposited on
my.back yard, not on the porch. I
have yet to see any mildew.
How does this company justify
I am a senior citizen living on
Social Security; now I am forced
to get another policy which costs
more. Where does the buck stop?
Because of the flood and natural
disasters, why me? I live in a
flood-free zone, no vicious
animals; just a little old lady,
trying to make ends meet. It could
happen to you!
The insurance companies have
to have fancy offices and are
bleeding the poor people dry. The
executives are living in fabulous
homes, drive expensive cars,
champagne lunches, and the poor
people have to pick--with the
My home is pressure washed
every year, and termite-treated,
does not have any leaks and is
pest-controlled once a month. I
feel like I have been exploited by
the insurance company. Well, I
found another company with the
premiums a little higher; but this
is not supposed to-happen. Just.
grin and bear it. It ain't fair. As far
as thp insurance company is
concerned, the only thing they care
about is they might have to give
up their lifestyle. Oh well, every
dog has his day. I hope the poor
people like me have their day. I
am tired of being dumped on.
In addition, adding insult to
injury, this same company has
been charging me each month for.
insurance that was being paid by
the escrow account in my
mortgage. The insurance company
owes me approximately $500 for
double payment. I was paying the
insurance company plus the
payment was included in my,
Like I say, where does the buck
B-3 The Taco Times May 18, 2005
We voted 'no'
Re: "Missile Range Site
':Remains on Hold," Perry
News-Herald, May 6-7, 2005
Really? Hold fast! It better not
We the people, after all .our
violated rights to vote, finally got
a "straw ballot" and voted missile
sites out by a 75% or more
Understand one thing, we are
Americans; you cannot "tread on
us." Our vote does count.
You are not going to make a
"target" out of Taylor County and
our Nature Coast! I don't care who
I thought this was to be done
with, but I realize when there's so
much money and the military
involved, all things may "fly out
Well, you've already claimed
parts of Florida. There's White
Sands, N.M., and other testing
sites you can use. What do you
want to do? Mess up the whole
Believe me, I'm more patriotic
than most, but enough is enough.
We voted "no" and it is still
"no" for your answer.
Take your bombs and missiles
and use the sites you already have.
We don't want them. Like I would'
say to a child, "how many times
do you have to be told?" We are
still in there fighting. Are you
Writer sees 'witch hunt'
Well I see another successful
witch hunt conducted by Pam
Feagle and Co. As a community,
we should he ashamed that we
allow this type of action to take
place.. Why after eight ,eiar of
loyal service is Bill Blue'
promoting a personal agenda?
Mr. Walter Bishop was quoted
in the .paper last week, "I think
\ou need to give Mr. Blue his
talkingg papers. Every week I see
this happen ...You need to say
you are not going to stand back
and let Mr. Blue run this city." I.
was not aware that Bill Blue was
running the city or even wanted
to" Where is this-logic coming
from? I don't think it is Bill Blue
who is trying to run the city!
A little over a month ago my.
husband and I were also victims of
"Pam Feagle and Co." We had a
billing discrepancy with the city
:over trash pickup. We came before
the council and provided enough
evidence that any logical person
would need to, conclude that a
mistake had been made. They word
being "logical." The outcome of
the vote was a 3-2 !for us to pay
the original bill. The three votes
coming from Pam Feagle,
Alfonso Dowdell and Sylvester
After rc ading the paper last week
it is becoming clear to me why.
The foreman for the city trash
pickup is' Walter Bishop. I guess
he's Pam Feagle's 'errand boy." I
guess they have a "I scratch your
back if you scratch mine
relariionship." Hie needed her to
back up his stor) concerning our
Issue and she needed him to help
get the ball rolling to have Bill
One of the reasons she defended
SWalter Bishop was that he was a
dedicated employee of the city and
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Letters to the Editor
As we approach another
Memorial Day, I offer this poem
in honor of all those that have
given the ultimate sacrifice. God
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY
He was getting old and paunchy
and his hair was falling fast, and
he sat around the Veterans Hall
telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought ii
and deeds that he had done, in his
exploits with his buddies; they
were heroes, every one.
And though sometimes to his
neighbors his tale became a joke,
all his buddies listened quietly,.for
they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no
longer, for old Bob has passed
away, and the world's a little
poorer, for a Soldier died today.
He won't be mourned by many,,
just his children and his wife. For
he lived an ordinary, very quiet
sort of life;
Voters need to 'wake up'
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she had no reason to doubt him.
She must have incredible, faith in
'this man to believe him incapable
of making a mistake. Was Bill
Blue not dedicated? Why after
eight years of loyal service does
Bill. Blue now have a personal
agenda? I don't think it, is his
agenda that we need to question. It
Why do we often see 3-2 votes
within the council? Usually on.
votes that are controversial or
maybe just a little jaded. Feagle,
Dowdell, Harris vs. Ketring.
Everett. After what happened last
week it makes you wonder.
I have never been involved in
politics. The most involvement I
had was a bumper sticker or a yard
sign in my yard and I always vote.
But the injustices within the city.
are enough to make even me get
involved. I do not live in the city
but receive city services so I
cannot vote :for city council. But
we are all affected by the decisions
of the council. So don't use. the
excuse that just because I am not,
in that district or inot in the city it
doesn't affect me. Because trust
me, you never know when it will
Wake up, folks, and see what is
going on around you. Don't wait
until you are a victim before you.
become involved. This is not an
issue of a political party or a
special interest group. It is a
matter of right and wrong. Do the
right thing, vote at your next
election and %ole for the
community as a whole.
He held a job and raised a
family, going quietly on his way;
and the world won't note his
passing; though a soldier died
When politicians leave this
earth, their bodies lie in state,
while thousands note their
passing,-and proclaim that they
Papers tell of their life stories
from the time they were young,
but the passing of a Soldier goes
unnoticed and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution to
the welfare of our land, some jerk
that-breaks his promise and cons
his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who in
times of war and strife, goes off to
.serve his, country, and offers up
The politicians' wages and the
stvle in which he lies, are often
disproportionate to the service that
While the ordinary Soldier, who
offered up his all, is paid off with
a medal and perhaps a pension,
Its so, easy: io forget them, for
the many times, that our Bobs and
Jims went to battle, but we still
It was not the politicians with
their compromise and ploys, who
won for us the freedom that our
country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in
danger, with the enemies at hand,
would you really want some
cop-out, with his ever waffling
Karen Lee stand.
Or would you want a Soldier,
his home, his country, his kin,
just a common Soldier, who
would fight until the end?
He was just a common Soldier,
and his ranks are growing thin,
but his presence should remind us,
we may need his like again.
For when ,countries are in
conflict, we. find the Soldiers' part
is to clean up all the troubles that
the politicians start.
.If we cannot do him honor
while he's here to hear the praise,'
then at least let's give him
homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
in the paper that might say "Our
Country is in Mourning, a Soldier.
Bruce R. Foster, Commander
SAMVETS Post 20
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Happy Ist Birthday
From Mom & Siblings
All of our family and friends
in Perry and Charleston, S C.
Always keep GOD first!
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Mon. Fri. 9'00 a.m. 5:00 p m
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Monday Friday 8:00 a.m 5.00 p.m.
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Monday to Friday
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Largest Grub Selection in Florida
Bait & Tackle O
Rod & Reel Combos
-' Snacks Sodas
Ice Beer Cigarettes
Live & Frozen Offshore Bait
In March we will be doing
boating repairs & fiberglassing
6041 Beach Rd 850-584.8105
(1 mile on Ihe right dowvr. Be-r. Roa U+AUL
Open 7 Days 6"00 am 6 00 pm
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bout an hour
JHealth Fair 2005.
SDozens lined the halls of Doctors' Memorial Hospital (DMH) May 12 to take part in the
'annual Community Health Fair hosted by the facility. Blood pressure, vision and hearing checks
:ivere provided, along, with low-cost blood screenings. In addition, a number of booths
:-showcasing a variety of health and fitness services were on display. The Community Health Fair
is held every year in conjunction with National Hospital Week.
Careers That Worlk
TABE set for
May 23, 30
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) will be given at North
Florida. Community College in
the Technical Center on May 23
and 30, beginning at 6 p.m.
TABE is required for acceptance
into vocational/ technical
programs. Photo ID and pre-
registration are required.
To register, please call (850),
The Taylor County Historical
Society is planning to publish a
"Taylor County photo, book" and
needs your help.
If, you have a historical photo
you would like to include in the
book, please visit the society's
museum, which is open every
Thursday, from 1-5 p.m.
Contributors may also contact
society President Wanda Cash at
Submissions are also being
taken for the 16th installment of
the "They Were Here" series.
Cc-l.or s crer.
Only 99Cfor a limited time
Call Gary or Lidia 850-223-1900
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B-6 The Taco Times May 18, 2005
Small as..bit deagl
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Air Conditioner, 12,000 BTU, $75, JVC
Camcorder, $100, Oak Kitchen Table, w/ 2
leaves, $30, 2 oak chairs, $10 a piece.
Hydraulic Facial Chair. Tilt & Swivel,
excellent condition. Physician's Exam
Table. Great for waxing! Also may be used
for facial or massage. 850-584-4284 or
2 bedroom/1 bath, "A" frame house,
monthly rental. No Pets. Cedar Island, FL..
call 352-498-3614 or 352-356-0707.
House for rent 3 bedroom 1 bath, very
clean, fenced backyard, no pets, $500 a
month, $500 security deposit. 850-843-
Boarder wanted in my home. Bedroom,
private bath, small living room and private
Sofa, both ends fully recline. Reclining entrance. Call 584-8045
Chair, Peoples Brand Wall Savers, 5/4-5/27
SGreen/flecks of tan. 4 months old. Paid
3 $1,600, sell for $700. 584-9455. Furnished Sleeping Room, $110 per week
-5/11-5/20 + deposit, first and last week in advance.
e 3 d Call 843-1276, 8431296 or 838-1524
.'Toro Pro-Line 32" deck lawn mower +77(pin).
sw/chariot. Max 6-wheeler amphibian. Call 5/6tf
584-8098 after 6 p.m.
i5/13-5/18 WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL,
Come in Southern Oaks and see our new For Basic to Market renters.l, 2, oi r3 BR
S HC and Non HC accessible apartments,
lineof Florida Jewelry584-3221 HUD vouchers, considered..and rental
5/13-5/20 :assistance may be available. Equal
housing Oppor.lunily Office hours are
8 00.5 00l MonrThurs Call 850.584-1566.
H709 W Churn:h Si Ferry/ FL 32340 TDD
SBack to nature, quiet and beautiful, 2 1/3 For rent! Office space for. nonprofit
w: fenced, wooded acres. With 2/1 solid organization at 800 West Ash.Street, site
i frame home and guest house. All for of Taylor. County Senior Services. Call
$36,500. Home Sweet Home. Call Kevin at 584-4924 for information.
223-2590 for appointment. 8/6tfSS
S5/18,5/20 1 room, 1 bath efficiency for rent. $90 for 1
SHandyman Special,'3 BR 1 Bath, 3/4 person, $100 for 2, a week. Utilities and
Complete, new woodwork, on city lot near cable included. Adults only! Prevatt's
Z Nursing Home. Asking $15,000. Job out of Wayside Apartments, 371-2160 or after 5
town, must sell. 386-329-8485, leave p.m.,223-1474.
E 5/18,7/8 B
Small old-fashioned trailer. Ideal for single
Person, fenced yard. Covered concrete
if] patio Uliilies included. $?75/rponth or
P, $18,000 3 bedroom / 1 bath house for rent, 602 W.
Z Built in 1950s Bacon St., call 584-4678.
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath 5/13.5/2
S All Pine Wood Floors Southern Villas of Perrv
New Central H/A Looking For Applicants!
S Some Appliances HUD ,juchrirs accepted 1 2 _R H Cand
S House moved at tgyeresxpense:' ron rHC accessible .apartrn tm Offic;
hour oare 8P00 lo I00l Mon-Tri..ir. Caff
Call for appt. 584-5454 85:.584.Si3 1 TDD/TT 71 315 Fckett
Z Rd Rd PPrry FL 32347 Equal Housing.
Land for sale 5 1/2 lots (29,736 sq ft. M/L) goruruiry
" zoned commercial on North Washington ;rl')dbJ
Street Close to schools and doctors' ______
offices Priced to sell. $18 500 Call
Cheryl Moore. Realtor/Associate. Grady 51 I lo r
Moore Real Estate, Inc
Land for sale 221 N between Shilior, Mobile nome/R.V lot i&r rent, includes
Church Rd and Cairo Pa.rt:r Rd. 1 acre. water & sewer $125 per month, call 850-
1 o1t with paved roads Owner financing 567-1523
S.jvailable Please call (3861 658-134 J oi r 5/13-5/18
$; '650) 584.5891 (Badcock F S e .
Z 7/2'nEF For Sale .
E '2 Mobile Homes, great for storage-one
SPre-consiruction luxurytoWnhouses.'l1400 remlorced floor for forklit, $500 each, 9-5,
Ssq ft. 584-4678 M-F only, 584-3221
I 5/13-6/29 5/13.5/20
2002 Halmart. 7x16 enclosed railer, dual :
S2 &3 Bedroom HoSmes Sale, owner fin; axe. Call 584-7544
S ini limits, M-F, 9A.M.-5 P.M. only, 584- 5/18 5/20
3 3/9*3/25CC ..... -
S5/13-5/20 2005 ,.,ds Four Wheeler. 50 cc gas
S engine automatic electric start. speed
. _" ._____ _-,__ hm ier and safety cutoff switch Brand new
wlh warrant. $8005 ca',l 223-1952
16 ft. Lucra T with 80'hp Mercury, electric
-Taking applicants fr 2 ER M e tilt, fish finder, center console & trailer,
-Taking applications for 2 E/R Mobile .good condition, $3000 ob.o: Call 223
S,.Home; Central eat/AC. total electric, 373
SLocated in small, clean quiet park, 2 5/6-5, 18
miles down Beaci Rd. Water sewer, lawn
Scare and garbage included $350 per '1w..
Month, plus 350 deposit Some 200 Trail Light 26ft. towable trailer. 584-
restrctions apply. 584-3889 2745.
Prestige Home Center
,The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
,NO: "DOUBLE TALK'" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
SNO GAMES WITH OUR PRICES!
':; Ahny New Home Purchased from Prestige Hories
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Upl..PERIOD!
-l .--BRAND NEW--
S.2 or 3 Bedroom
SExceeds New Gov't. Standards
$32,445 OR $275 .0
Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps
I No Down Payment forLandowners/
3 e O.ther Hoies to Choose From!
... Eggs are Chea'per in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 800-477-2492
1989 Ford Ranger, $1500, call 584-2482.
2002 Buick Rendezvous. A very
comfortable, attractive vehicle, gets good
gas mileage (about 26 on highways).
Garaged and well cared for. Fully
equipped with auto, CD, power seat, a/c,
V-6 engine, ps, pb, leather/cloth seats,
third row seats/7-passenger, alloy wheels,
traction control, etc. -Only 41,700 miles.
Average NADA retail is $16,025. Priced at
$13,700. Call 584-7883.
1995 Plymouth Voyager mini-van. A/C,
runs good and good tires. $3,000 obo. Call
1985 Mercedes, 300 D, Turbo diesel. Four
door sedan, excellent shape, 136,000
miles. $2000, 838-2477.
1986 Lincoln Towncar $1,700 OBO. 584-
8552 or 838-5317 (cell)
Stock Trailer, 17 ft. covered. Bumper pull.
Dividing gate, sliding rear door or swing
gate. 3500 Ib. Axles, electric brakes.
1999 Cadillac Deville, 68,000 "miles,
asking'$12,000. 2000 Nissan Maxima,
120,000 miles, asking $10,000. Both
excellent condition, please call 838-2773
5 Trained, Beagle, Deer Hounds. Call 584-
15.1 1/2 hands Percheron/quarterhorse
gelding, bay. 3 years old. Shots and
worming up to date, good with farrier 'ws
broke English, but we have :,.een usi
him Western on trails this past year. Very
stocky and can carry a large person. Not
spooky, but is somewhat still 'green at'3
years old. He has been a jrer 3I1 irl :s.r i e
but we have to thin the herd. Located in
Dowling Park--$1,200 firm. Call 386-362-
1954 or 386-688-4954. Leave message.
We will return your call.
Purse Stolen i' Perry Package, Sal rigqh
(5-15-05). Brown, 2 handles snap pociet
on front. If anyone k nows anything aboul it
please call 223-3101 or P.P.D. Medication
& glasses ih purse It you have it, please
raIe back to package, no questions
LOST 5/5/2005. Small gold band
w/matching engagement. Sentimental
value. Reward. Please call 223-2016.
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
E' PERiEECE WORKING WITH ADULTS
EXPERIENCING SERIOUS MENTAL
ILLrESS VALIDD DRivER'S LICENSE
REGULAR STATUS RATE 1;0 75 PER
HO.UR.E:EXCELLErIT BENEFITS OR
TEMPORARY OPS STATUS RATE
$12.92 PER HOUR/NO BENEFITS.
SCHOObL BASED SPECIALIST #1732
AVAILABLE AS REGULAR STATUS
.RATE (40 HOURS PER WEEK) OR
TEMPORARY OPS STATUS RATE (20-
40 HOURS PER WEEK). A MINIMUM OF
A BACHELOR'S DEGREE WITH A
MAJOR IN COUNSELING, SOCIAL
WORK PSYCHOLOGY, NURSING,
EDUCATION, HEALTH EDUCATION, OR
A RELATED HUMAN SERVICES FIELD
AND ONE YEAR OF RELATED
WORKING WITH THE TARGETED
POPULATION, OR ONE YEAR OF
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN A.
MENTAL HEALTH SETTING. 8:00 A.M.
TO 5:00 P.M. MONDAY'THRU FRIDAY.
MODIFIED' SCHOOL CALENDAR
.SCHEDULE. $13.50 PER
REGULAR STATUS RATE OR $15.90
PER HOUR/NO BENEFITS-TEMPORARY
OPS STATUS RATE.
Fo.:r mo:re information and a complete
iisiing of available positions:
8f.,rl.S 3 3.2 7or 1 i80i1226.2931 t
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
N.E., Tallahassee, FL'
Pre-Hir.r Drug Screen & FDLE background
check An Equal Opporiunity/A'firmative
Ai:lion Employer Drug.Free Workplace
Experienced plumber laborers needed.
Must have a driver's license Call 584-:
Please contact Herbert Eakins or Jeff Myers
584-5614 or 584-5644
Lookingfor "Smiling" faces
Full & Part-time
We welcome senior citizens
Apply in person at any WACO Food Store
or Ware Oil Supply, Inc. -- 2715 S. Byron Butler Pkwy.
FOR REI -T A |TOMOBLESle
Sign On Bonus
NEEDS EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS
IN YOUR AREA FOR LOCAL HAULING.
GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS
S is looking for
Come Join a Winning Team!
RETAIL STORE MANAGERS
Join a nationally recognized organization that provides essential services to our
community. Get on the fast track to reachingyour potential in our Management
* Complete Benefits Package
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Rewarding Work
* Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
* Employee Discounts
* Great Opportunities for Advancement
We are also accepting applications for future openings in Retail, Production,
Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: C50l.576.0t65 or
mail to: Human Resources, Goodwill 300 Mabry Stret Tallahasee, FL 32304.
No phone calls please. EOE/DFWP
RN SPERVSOR EEDE
Monday Friday~l ~T~T n
AllShits vaiabl ignon onu $150
seeBreda reslor DO
You must be customer friendly
and service driven
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
valid driver's license. Call 584-8603.
Reps Needed in your area, 50%
Contact Terri at 584-8463 or 843-1285.
Driver More Hellos'& less Gooa Dyes
Teams start up to 470
Company Singles start up to .390
Students start up to .310
Professional Nurse and Certified Nurse
Full time 6 a.m. 2 p.m., and full time 2
p.m 10 p.m, for LPN/RN. One full time 6
a.m. 2 p.m. C.N.A. opening. Smaller,
modern skilled nursing center where there'
is an opportunity to get to know residents
and staff. Over two thirds of our nursing
staff have been in their position at least
one year. Stable, comfortable work
environment. Must have excellent
attendance and work performance record.
Contact Lyn Shine or Jennifer Richardson,
Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 W
Main St., Mayo, FL. 386-294-3300
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
for Madison Nursing Center
60 bed SNF in Madison, FL.
Current DON relocating.
Excellent salary/benefits for exp.
RN with proven leadership skill.
Call (850) 973-4880
Fax (850) 973-2667
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.
Firefighter call in; $9.05 hr.
Engineer- $36,504- $41,080
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.
First Presbyterian Church of Perry is
seeking a parttime choir director who sees
music as ministry. Pay 6i4'mefrisrfifV
with experience. Send resumes by May 25
to First Presbyterian Church, P.O Bo'
837, Perry, FL 32348. Attn: Music Ministry.
No phone calls please.
Part-time clerk positions available at Sea:
Hag Marina. Approx. hour 25-35. Must be
dependable, honest and punctual. Please
apply in person at 322 Riverside Drive,.
This is a full-time or part-time position.
Responsibilities include answering multi-.
line phone, filing, sending.
correspondence, keeping accurate records'
for the office and being responsible for
dealing with walk-in customers. This
person must be computer literate, work
well with others, organized, able to work in.
a high-stress situation and be multi-
tasked. Must be proficient in the following
computer software: Microsoft Word, Excei,
Publisher and Microsoft Outlook. Salary is
negotiable. Benefits include sick pay,.
vacation time and holiday pay. Please
send resume and references to Secretary
Position, P.O. Box 892, Perry, FL 32348.
RN $25/hr. LPN $19/hr.
RN Qtrly bonus up-to $500
SLPN Qtrly bonus up-to $250
Professionals that care
Pre-op Post-op or O.R.
Nature Coast Regional
Surgery Center Perry, FL
Call (850) 584-2778 ext. 639 or fax
resume (850) 838-3937
Maintenance/lawn position available at
Perry Apartments. Please come by office
Roofers, roofer helpers, carpentry a plus.
Armadillo Construction. 1-800-719-9138.
Boat Mechanic needed. Monday-Friday, 8
a.m.- p.m. Starting salary $500 weekly.
Must have experience working on motors
& boat rigging. References required. Apply
in. person at 322 Riverside Drive,
English instructor to teach composition
and developmental writing/reading at
small, rural community college in
Madison, FL. Begins 8/1/05. MA 'i6
English required. Graduate work in
Composition and/or developmental
writing/reading strongly preferred.
Community college teaching experience
preferred.. Will teach 15 credit-
hours/serrester esiabii~h office hours
pLarlicipaji in depaqirenpt. college
,aclivirie May teach dr a/r I' cl sht
both on/olf campus Inlerviews wll include
presentation using instructional
technology., Application to Director HR,
North Florida Community College, 1000
Turner Davis Drive, Madison, FL 32340,
Only complete application packets
considered (letter of interest, resume,
application, copy of transcripts unofficial
OK). Application, job description online:
www.nfcc.edu. Questions, call 850-973-
9487. Deadline 05/20/05. EOE
B-7 The Taco Times May 18, 2005
Wanted dead or alive; Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Will buy, sell & trade 4x4 &
truck parts. S*M*A*S*H Towing, 386-688-
3999 or 850-843-4227
Dear Parent, I have an opening for your
little one "newborn's thru toddler's" in my
home good environment, excellent care
and love will be given: I've kept children
for years, have references and also have
bac-up. You'll over have to take off from
work. Please call me at 584-6218. Thank
JI.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 836-1280.
Firewood for sale.
Southern Siding & Remodeling, LLC
Vinyl siding & soffit, wood rot, fascia,
decks, aluminum screen rooms, windows,
porches and more.
Licensed & Insured
A-2-Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737; leave message.
Synthetic lubricants by Amsoil. Call 584-
'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,
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price No overhaaJ. Direct' savings to you.
30 years expErance. 850-838-9050,
please leave r,;j-.:age.
Clay Swindle L.L C Painter. Interor &
E-ji~ t h t Ftihfti tle'Tyr expor.ine' FfrdO
est Big or small Call 850-223-17,. or
850-843-1941. if no answer, Ieavc
'Father & Son to do light and heavy yard
-work We also do trim work Call Rodney
SHousecleaning weekly or biweekly. Call
- 5/113-5/20 ..
M R. MARZ LAWN SERVICE, FREE
;ESTIMATES 850-371-1634 FE.RY, ,FL.
;Mowing and disking. Call 584-4956.
'Lindsey Tractor Service
-'Lawn Service bush hogging, land
clearing dr',v ways, Iree nrinming.
-hauling, food plots, debree removal, etc.
"ICall 850-E84-5,93 or 850-838-4918
CItY OF PERRY
;:Notice is hereby given thor the
-Supervisor of EleCTiOns IllII ce
_"conducring a Ciryv Elecrion on behalf of
n:ne City of Pelry on June .1 2005. The ,.j
-following offices are to be placed on ,
-The ballot Ciry Council Member Dlistcr 4
"'and City Council Member District 5 Ine
-Elecrlons Office will oe resting all
::equipment to be used In mis election '
. .aurtng a Logic & Accurac' resr-which..,.
will Le performed on Friday June'3,
2005 aO 1000 am in rna Supervisor of
Elections Office on the 2nd Floor of the
Courthouse and is open to the public.
Molly Henoanry Liiot
Supervisor ol Elecrions
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS. HEREBY GIVEN, that WILKIE'
GIBSON Ihe holder of the following
tax deed to be Issued thereon. The
Scertilcore' number and year of
Issuance. the descrltlon o tihe
property, and the names ,n wnmcn I. 3as
assessed are follows
Certificate No 472. Year ol Issuance
2001. Description of Property PARCEL
ONE (I) ACRE IN SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
'ItHE NWl/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF.SECTION I
26, TOWNSHIP'4, SOUTH RANGE & EAST.
Name in which assessed MRS. W.B. LEE
ESTATE : |
Solad propernv being in the. County of
Taylor. Stare o Florida
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
Soproperty described is such certilicaie
snail be sold to the nighest bidder oft me
courthouse door on the 20th Gay of
JUNE, 2005 or 11 00 o'clock a m
Dated this 16th day of May. 2005
Annie Mae Murpny
Clerk of Cilcut Court
Taylor County. Florida
5/18. 5/25, 6/1.6/8
Give it a try!
' At the Booking Desk
Notice is hereby given pursuant to
Section 5.07 (B) of the City Charter of
the City of Perry, Florida, that the City
Managers Recommended Five-Year
Capital Improvements Program for
fiscal years 2005-2010 was ADOPTED by
the City Council on MAY 10, 2005.
William' E. Brynes.
Notice is hereby given to
Christen D. Sadler or Auto Trading Post
Unless payment is made on 95
Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Vehicle will be auctioned on the 3RD
day of June, 2005 @ 10 am. at Thomas
2128 Hwy 19 S, Perry, FL
llj. li i:)i TO BID
!re lo ,'i. County Board of County
Commissioners is' soliciting sealed
proposals for construction of the Taylor
County Sports Complex Phase 1.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required products or
services must submit nine (9) packages
in a sealed envelope or similar
package marked "Sealed Proposal for
Taylor County Sports Complex-Phase 1"
to the Clerk of the 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 tinme ,.r June 6, 2005. All Proposals
1.1UST ra.e ire respondent's name and
hialling address.clearly shown on the
_ulside of ilhe envelope or package
..nern ,ur..rrrtea. Proposals will be
.opened and respondents announced
at .5 20 P r., local time, or as soon
iner-ater a. practical, on June 6, 2005,
,r re a.ialor County Administrative
C.:,mpi' 201 East Green Street, Perry,
RFP information MUST be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102,
Perry, Florida 32348, (850)838-3506, for a
$150.00 pnon-refundable fee. A
mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be
held at 10:00 a.m. on .Friday, May 20,
2005. at the Administrative Complex
located at 201 East Green Street, Perry.
The County reserves the right, ih Its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
all Proposals, to cancel or withdraw this
solicitation at any time and waive any
irregularities in the RFP process. The
County reserves the right to award any
contract to the respondent which Is
deems to offer the best overall service;
therefore, the County is not bound to
award any contracts) based on the
IO.vesrl auc.,red price. The County, in its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right.to waive any minor
defects in the process and to accept
the proposal 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 proposal price
,puiuan ito Taylor County ordinance No.
2003-12. No faxed Proposals will be
Additional Information may be obtained
.201 East Green Street
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Bi OriDER OF iHE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMl.'liSiCrlERS, Taylor County, Florida
The City of Perry is accepting
resumes for the following
The, City of Perry is seeking an
individual to fill the position of
finance director with a degree in
accounting, finance or related
field; and experience in all phases
of financial management.
experience and personal
computer skills desirable.
Salary Range: $37,190.40-
$50,016.95 annually with
excellent benefit package.
Send resume to:
CITY OF PERRY
:224 S Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
DRUG FEE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTulIIT, EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
Case No.: 05-324CA
FRANKLIN DENNIS HOWELL and CAROL J.
The Estate of CLARENCE W. MAURER,
LIVONIA MAURER ABNER, EVERETT ABNER,
if alive, and if dead their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, 'and all other parties claiming
by, through, utder, or against them and
all unknown natural persons if alive, and
if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown spouses heirs, devisees,
grantees, and creditors, or other parties.
claiming by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and the
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest, trustees,
or any other person claiming by,
through, under or against any
corporation or other legal entity named
as a defendant; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or Whose.exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above
named-or described defendants or
parties or claiming to have any right,
title, or interest In the property hereafter
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: The Estate of CLARENCE W. MAURER,
LIVONIA MAURER ABNER and EVERETT
ABNER, and All Above Named
Defendants, if any. Addresses unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for
Adverse Possession has been filed by
the Plaintiff's In the Circuit Court of Taylor
County, Florida against you on the
following described property in Taylor
, ,.,,jr, i I.:.- .3a
The S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section
10, T6S, R7E, said parcel containing 20
acres more or less.
The SW 1/4 of The NW 1/4 of Section 27,
T6S, R7E, said parcel containing 40 acres
more or less.
Each Defendant, If any, are required to
serve a copy of you. written defenses, If
any, to JOHN WEED, the plaintiff's
attorney, whose address Js 605. South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347 on
or before June 20, 2005, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court either
before service on the plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in The complaint.
Dated this 16 day of May, 2005.
Annie Mae Murphy
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti Lavalle.
As Deputy Clerk
5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: May 31
Associated Traning Services
If you have experience in
MIG/TIG or aluminum
Michael Cady at
We currently have temp.
S to hire openings at
OT is, available.
Company will pay relocation
and completion bonus. -
Letters must include a name and
daytime contact phone number.
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Full line i
accessories in stock Painted
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Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available-
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
Scrap Gold & Gold
Comic Books '
Oncket Watches Postcards
Pocket Watches Sports Memorabilia
Diamond Taylor County Historical Items
U. 'Vintaae metal toys/wind-up toys
Editor's note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.
Kenneth Earl Padgett Jr., 27,
2845 Foley Cut-Off, fleeing and
eluding law enforcement officer,
resisting arrest without violence,
DUI, DWLS, refusal to submit to
DUI test, VOP, Sgt. Lee, TCSO.
Ray Parker, 19, Tippet Drive,
child support, FTA, Dep. Bowden,
Derrick Robert Hunter, 27,
Pine View Apartments, violation
of an injunction, Dep. Lundy,
Felisha B. Monroe, 28, S.
Byron Butler Parkway, VOP, Sgt.
Derek Alien Strevel, 20, 205
Tippett Drive, possession of
stolen property, Ptl. Gray, PPD.
Steven Keith Severance, 26,
Wambolt Road, DWLS. Trp.
Anthony Tyrone Thompson,
45, 1611 Woodard Street, VOP,
Dep. Bowden, TCSO.
Kevin Ross Folsom, 54, Rt. 1
Box 340-1, Branford, VOP
(burglary, grand theft III), Dep.
Jack A. Howard, 50, Pretty
Redbird Road, Zephyrhills,
warrant (retail theft), Ptl. Gary,
Valerie Cherie Cruce, 19, 291
Vera Lane, possession of drug
paraphernalia, possession of
cocaine, VOP (criminal mischief),
Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Terry Conrad Griffin, 22,.
Church Street, VOP (sale of
cocaine Griffith, PPD
Jermaine Glover, 21, 505 W.
Julia Street, FTA for DWLS, Ptl.
SJohn Henry Howe, 40, 6691 W.
Royal Oak Drive, no motor
vehicle registration, Ptl. Norris,
Tabatha Lynn Cruse, 24, P. O.
Box 1461, possession of cocaine,
Ptl. Franklin, PPD.
Rinkeshbhai R. Patel, 27,
Puckeu Road. DUI, Off. Giles,
Leah Coxwell, 42, Agner Road,
contempt of court, FTA (pre-trial
conference), Dep. Hawkins,
Charlie James Nash, 48, 227
Hernando Drive, Tallahassee,
contempt of court, D-p.
SBernard L.. Mitchell, 35,
Folsom Street, VOP (DWLS),
Sgt. Kellerman, TCSO. .
Thomas R. Craft, 20, Jenkins
Road, VOP (aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon). Sgt.
Ramonte Griffin, 18, Richard
Bell Avenue, VOP (robbery/strong
arm), Sgt. Kellerman, TCSO.
The City of Perry is taking
applications for the
Req: Must have valid
Florida Drivers License
and be able to obtain a
CDL within 6 months after
Salary: $8.12 -$11.47
Applications are available
at the City of Perry Personnel
Office and will be.accepted until
the position is filled. ,
CITY OF PERRY
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Sherman E. Faulk, 22, Dupont
Street, VOP (possession of a
.' controlled substance, DWLS),
Dep. Giacomucci, TCSO.
William Michael Rouse, 33,
McMacon Drive, Greenville,
S.C., possession of cannabis,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
Dep. Burford, TCSO.
John Joseph Brien, 21, Keaton
Beach Road, VOP (burglary), Off.
Carol Sue Yawn, 37, 121
Nancy Clair Avenue, Santa Rosa
Beach, leaving scene with property
damage, DWLS/R, DUI, Dep.
Jimmy Lee Crim, 39, S.
Woodrow Road,.Lamont, VOP'
(possession of drug paraphernalia),
FTA to.show just cause, Ptl.
Clyde Laron Miller, 17, Warner
Avenue, fleeing police with
reckless driving, Sgt. Cruse,-PPDD.
Edward Shawn Oglesby, 22,
2202 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland,
trespass after warning, disorderlyE
intoxication, Dep. Burford,:
Shelva Jean Kiker, 64, 68--
Davis, Street, Colinsville, 'Ala.,'_
VOP, Dep. Bowden, TCSO.
James Michael Deese, 24, 303'.
W. Cherry Street, grand theft,-
uttering a forgery, burglary, theft,
Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Phillipa Lynn Neal, 37,..'
homeless, fleeing and..eluding,::
resisting arrest without violence,-'
DWLS, possession of a concealed
weapon, hold for Hillsborough
County. reckless driving, Dep.'
Sharon Ann Williams, 46, 500:
Warner Avenue, VOP (forgery,
uttering forgery), Dep. Bowden,.
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Guarantee 40 hours with transportation
furnished. Knowledge of painting, wood working,
some electrical and plumbing.
All aspects of property maintenance. Must have.
good driving record and references;
Compensation based upon experience.
401 K Plan, Paid Vacation, Health Insurance &
Paid Sick Leave. We have a drug free work place
and equal opportunity employer. Apply in person.
Ware Oil & Supply Co., Inc.
2715 S. Byron Butler Parkway
Perry, Florida 32348
NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABILITY
Taylor County Senior Services, Inc. will be taking EHEAP applications May:
23-27, 2005 to assist individuals, 60 years and older, who are experiencing
an energy crisis. Individuals are eligible for assistance twice a year. Funds-
are extremelyliimited. Please call Dianne Stewart at 584-4924 to schedule]
BiThe Taco Times May 18, 2005
Family reunions pick
up the pace in Perry
"'ITi weather's grand, and families are gathering for annual reunions.
H&e re three; mark your calendars:
sHi Mathis-Mixon-Cash Reunion will be held at the Shrine Club on
Cf1tney Road in Perry on Saturday, May 21, with lunch at 12 noon.
Viivte your family and friends to come and enjoy the fellowship of
haintig memories and making new ones," said Patricia (Patsy) Mixon
Siinfers, spokesperson for the families.
-:laiily members and friends are urged to bring a covered dish for
shhring. "I would love to add your families to my records or verify that
Iy -information is correct. Please bring your information to the reunion,
*ad also bring something for the auction--maybe an item you don't use or
do~n!t like. Plants, needlework, knick-knacks will be auctioned;
rejiteber, one person's junk is another's treasure."
:_hne Stephens Family Reunion, a Family and Friends Day, will be held
Sa~irday, June 4, at the Perry Woman's Club from 10 a.m. until. Lunch
willbe served at 12 noon and everyone is encouraged to bring a covered
dir to share. "Or just come out and join us."
Af:you have questions, please contact Charlotte Stephens Buck at 407-
46-9264 or Christy Stephens Cantrell at 407-877-3947.
H cRnnb. Houck
:The Houck Reunion will be held at Chaparral Steak House on Saturday,
1i ie18, from 10 a.nm.,until 2 p.m. in the banquet room. "Please come be
WBhihs and bring your family," the Houcks encourage. "Let all your out-
'oi-own relatives know. Also bring pictures and any family history you
a ve..but remember, to mark your calendars now!"
Summer Food Program
planned for local youth
-The Boys & Girls Club of Perry/Taylor County will be participating in
tMSummer Food Service Program during the months of May, June, and
=Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless
6erae, color, gender, disability, age, or national origin during summer
zcatton when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.:
'-The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service
_ o-- ys & Girls Club, Jerkins site. Breakfast will be served from 8-9
ka p-.nd lunch will be served from 12-1 p.m.
r ZBoys & Girls Club, Washington Street site. Breakfast will be served
Sfrom7:30-8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
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Taylor Technical Institute
3233 Hwy. 19 S. Perry, FL 32348 (850) 838-2545
Taylor Technical Institute is operated by the Taylor County School Board and is accredited
by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
is fst pprochig.
For Summer School!
Join us at the
Taylor County High School,
Friday, May 20, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
to Honor Our Graduates
For Summer School!
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