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i3 .'- .5
m es k Midweek
ll IV ,, 21005 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 21
v't ..',,: :,It" 1 ""l
Approximately 400 Taylor County
Middle School students have been
jnvited.. to the annual FCATr
.Ielebratio 'i' thli : schio61b gy fl
.Thufsday, lay ;y 26,. fro 5:307:30;
Students wh8 scored a-level 3 'o.l
.above in both Reading .and lath,;lor,
.moved their score up a leel i.n
leading g or Math on the 2005 FCAT.
test have been invited to this activity to.
celebrate the.sc~hoop's, FC'ATsuctess.
. "All' students. :who: received an
iinvJatiboir .to:"ihe:. dcelebration- arer
encouraged to6oife oubtaid enjoy the
fun," Assistant Principal Jan-Walker.":
i-The Humane Society. -W ':Tay4 t.
'County will hqot a- p -grooming, floea
aicg, ivcit- hq'oat a, ffJuri 4, at
~heille's.Bul' Pen (3480 Higiway 19.
South),'from .10 a.m. to2 p.m.
f 1 .All proceeds from the-'fund-raiser
,nitt'ie Huriiihe Si efiy. -. more.
q ; please.call 584-6E
flhng'al'majoref s--a baton ctnip
'bei'held JlUne1-3,,.from 9 a.mi i.t
.i;" fofatl'ski3 levels (beginnerto,
dyaence)..* j, .,... .,--. :. '.,..--
ta e.,.l )",e, sb a' r t .tre i- rlstbe
ipaceis Iimited;-early regl rait'p
sted. For details,: 'eoltai
Amanda Flores at (850) 838-2336.
School Reunion -.
.-.TIe. annual Sirmans So: : o.t
iunidnowill b.held Saturday, Juner 4*
the' .Ghaparral.- Restaurant
-All 'formerstuderitsof the school are
vited to attend for an aftemoon -bf,
fllowshTp. ; :. -,.
.llws ColH ectiono
SThe City of. Perry has announced
te: following .'garbage. pick~,
'Ichedule for the Memorial Day holiday
--Monday customers will receive
,service Tuesday, May 31 .. ', '
- --Tuesday; "(ustotneirs;:lill.. reeie
"service WVednesday, June 1.. '.,,.
,.--Thursday and Friday Will be: a'
regularly scheduled.' -
Summer band .camp' will.fW eidi
;June '2-29 for mmbs
County Middid S
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Other schools don't fare as well
TCMS scores big on FCAT
FCAT scores are in and the ne w
is good and bad for Taylor County\
Following a statewide trend,
10th grade reading scores are at a
several year low. Onl\ 22 percent
of TCHS 10th graders scored a
level 3. 4 or 5. (Students who score
3 and above on FCAT reading hae
scored at or abo'e a minimal\
acceptable level.) The state average
is 32 percent.
The good new s is that reading
scores \ere up from last year's
grades for fourth, sixth, sreenih
and ninth grades
Students also increased their
math scores from last year in third.
fourth, seventh. eighth and ninth
In writing, only fourth. eighth
and tenth graders are tested, and all
three grades made substantial gains
this year. over last 'ear's scores.
Steinhatchee School posted
increases of students scoring letel
3 or above in fourth, seventh and
While some counties in the state
have scrambled to track do\ n
individuals who may have
absconded from Florida's sexual
offender and predator register .
Tavlor County's lau enforcement
has been proactive in keeping
track of the 53 registered offenders
".Al 53 have been \enfied as
living at the addresses provided to
law enforcement," Taylor County
Sheriff's Office (TCSOI Inv.
Donna Lee said.
Under recent legislation.
offenders, predators who fail to
notify law 'enforcement of a
change of address within 48 hours
of the move may be sentenced to
wearing an electronic GPS
monitoring anklet, she noted.
Last week. Go\. Jeb Bush
announced the preliminary results
of a month-long statewide effort to
locate, and where appropriate,
-. Please see page 2
eighth grades in the reading
category. In math. fifth, se'.enth
and eighth grades showed
Ta lor County Middle School
posted the best scores, showing
improvement o er 200-1 scores in
every grade and categor%, except
eighth grade math. The school
posted scores above state a erages
in e\ery category.
TCMS Principal Paul Dyal said
he was 'erN pleased with his
"Number one, we feel great
about the outcome of the FCAT
scores this year. But we are.
happiest for the students and
teachers because it shows that all
the hard work they put forth,
worked out. Now we are anxiously
awaiting our school grade," he
Taylor County Elementary
The City of Perry is continuing its clean-up program to clear away abandoned and
dangerous buildings. Shown above is the first of two condemned residences burned last
Thursday. In all, more than 50 buildings and homes have been demolished by the city's
clean-up program in the past 18 months.
At Saturday ceremony
School also posted net gains
overall except for fifth grade
reading. (down by 1' percentage
point), and fifth grade math (down
by 9 percentage points).
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard Jr. said he, also was very
"There has been a.lot of hard
work by students, teachers, parents
and administrators," he said. "With
the improvements we have been
showing, it proves that together, we
can make a difference...and we do
make a difference."
-** Please see page 2
Anderson says 'no'
The search for a head football
coach at Taylor County High
School (TCHS) is still on, as a
second" candidate for the position
declined the offer.
TCHS Principal Michael
Thompson said that Freeport High
School head coach Jim Anderson
contacted him Friday with the bad
"There are some negative things
being said about TCHS within
coaching circles, but we're not
going to stop until the best
candidate is, hired," Thompson
A. third candidate has been
contacted, according to Thompson,
and negotiations for the position
"should rake place soon.
-:'tWilly Ray Adams of Winfield,
TCHS honors graduates sold drRaAamo
TCH S honors graduates,:soldi -ilvWiersi Ala., :who led the field of
Applicants, unexpectedly flip-
flopped on his decision to accept
B, all accounts, the first The flag was made part of Maxwell Ammons, the son of the position earlier, this month,
Saturday graduation for Taylor Saturdays ceremony thanks to TCHS JROTC Col. David prompting the offer toAnderson.
County High School held in years
was an "orange and blue" success.
One of the more poignant
aspects of the ceremony, however,
was the flag flying above it.
The U.S. flag raised over
graduation had been flown at
locations around the world where
American men and women in the
armed ser ices were serx ing their
Navy Lt. Scott Simpson. a graduate
of TCHS himself
Lt. Simpson warned the flag with
him on his recent deployment
aboard the U.S.S. Mason, an
Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, to
-the Persian Gulf region.
With the help of Army Captain
Darren Whiddon, the son of Taylor
County School board member
Darrell Whiddon, and Amy Major
Ammons, the flag was flown at a
southern Iraq training base and
over the capital of Baghdad.
The flag was flown on: the
U.S.S. Harry S. Truman; Naval
Forces Central Command; the
U.S.S. Mason; Faslane, Scotland;
Rota, Spain; Suez Canal, Egypt;
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates;
Manama, Bahrain; Qual Range 5,
Iraq; and Baghdad, Iraq.
Optimist tournament 'nets $35,000
Perry Optimist Club officials
said Tuesday they raised record
proceeds of more than $35,000 at
their 14th annual Saltwater Fishing
tournament held last weekend out
of Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee.
Optimist Club President Danny
Everett said 517 anglers
participated in Saturday's event
\while 46 teams signed up for the
offshore rally. % which consisted of a
grand prize of a 21-toot Contender
boat complete \with a 130 HP
Yamaha outboard donated by Big
Bend Marine and rigging ptI-oided
by Big Bend Fabricators.
When the final tallies came in.
the "Bad Company" team
consisting of Junior Proenza.
Terrell Smith. Ben Barbee and
Billy Pillow took the top prize with
an aggregrate weight cobiaa. king
mackerel, grouper and amberjack)
of 93 1 pounds.
Everett said those going offshore
Saturday faced some .rough
conditions with seas running up to
"This if the first year we. have
had the offshore rally and we
consider it a huge success," he said.
Everett said special thanks go to
the tourney's major sponsors--
Nature Coast Eye Care, Big Bend
Marine, Gulf Coast Fabricators and
the local Tourism Development
"Plus there were many, many
others that helped us make this a
success. We hope to formally thank
all of them in the near future," he
..* Please see page 3
The Taylor County Commission
last week passed an ordinance to
award Comcast of Perry a new
10-year non-exclusive franchise
for the unincorporated area of
Part of, the new .contract,
according to County Attorney
Conrad Bishop, is that Comcast
will keep its office in Perry.
"The ordinance was negotiated
ad nauseam," he said, "for at least
"Can we back-date this?"
Commissioner Daryll Gunter
,-, Please see page 2
A-2 The Taco Times May 25, 2005
Three-year residency begins
Family, friends, hospital staff
and other well-wishers in the
community. gathered Monday to
congratulate Dr. Joda Lynn on his
graduation from the Florida State
University.College of Medicine.
Congressman Allen Boyd is in
the process of establishing a 25-
member council on health care
issues in ihe Second
Congressional District of Florida,
including Taylor County.
According to his representative,
Bobby Pickles, who addressed the
county commission at its May 17'
meeting, each of the 16 county
commissions in the district will'
appoint one member to the
council. The congressman will
name the other nine.
.The council will have three
roles, Pickles said. The first is to.
brief the congressman on health
care issues coming before
congress. Second is to serve as an
education resource in the
communities. And last is to
prioritize funding requests,
regarding health care issues for the
congressman to consider in his
position on the House
"It is very important that each
county is represented," Pickles
The council's first meeting will
likely be in August and Pickles
asked the commission to have a
candidate by the board's next
The reception was held on the
grounds of Doctors' Memorial
Hospital. A few special guests
appeared to show their support for
his accomplishments and offer
words of wisdom, including
Morris Steen, president of North
Florida Community College, and
Dr. John Parker.
Steen presented, Lynn a
Certificate of Achievement and
said a few words about Lynn's
attendance at the community
college prior to acceptance at
Dr. Parker followed by passing
along the last medical bag he
owned before retiring as a local
family practitioner and wishing
Lynn the same success he enjoyed
while practicing in Taylor
"It was a very special moment,
to know that a local student can be'
supported by. the community..
achieve their goals and use their.:
skills to care for those who
supported him," DMH CEO Rick
Lynn was also given a South
Florida "weekend getaway" from
the hospital, as a last chance to
rest before he begins his three-year
residency at Morton Plant
Hospital in Clearwater.
The residency will be the final
stage before Lynn is able to begin
his own practice.
In addition to being accepted as
a member of the first class to
graduate from the FSU College of
Medicine, Lynn also earned, the
'Outstanding Graduate inFamily
The award is presented by the .
Department of Family Medicine
and Rural Health and the Florida
Academy of Family Physicians in
'recognition of consistent
commitment to. the principles and
values of family medicine while
embracing the mission of the FSU
.Colleg e offMedijine." .
,.A .;o.l"l ,.e"ge":o .--'.
Dr. John Parker, left, gave Dr. Joda Lynn the last medical
bag he owned before retiring as, a,;local family practitioner
and wished Lynn' 'the same success I had while practicing in
Continued from page 1
"No.''Bishop. aid. :
This says unincorporated area.
but we have a different cable
company in Keaton and a different
one in Steinhatchee iIs :,there
anything in here for boundaries?
What keeps Comcast from going
in there?" Commissioner Clay
"The marketplace," "County
Administrator Buddy Humphries
"They didn't even want lo go
there when this was originally
done 15 years ago."
"With the franchise that we have
.now, we could feasibly go in,"
Said a Comcast representative in
attendance. "Their franchise is
non-exclusive. If it was
economically viable, we would go
Commissioner Jack Brown
made a motion to pass the
ordinance with Pat Patterson
seconding. The vote was 4-1, with
"We've been trying for three or
four.years to get this approved and
basically .Comcast got three or
four years free on us," Gunter said.
Web site details sex
offenders by address
Continued from page 1
arrest individuals who escaped the
The Sexual Offender
Apprehension Program (SOAP)
resulted in the location of 537
absconders. Of those, 203 were
arrested and 334 were verified as
deceased, deported, incarcerated,
determined to be no longer living
in Florida or located and registered
in accordance with the law. .. :':
In. addition, addresses were
verified for another 739 sexual
predators and offenders, and 4t0
arrests were made on other
charges. The .mission of the
operation focused on locating
absconded sexual offenders and
predators, arresting those wvho
were non-compliant, and venrdying
the whereabouts of many others.
SOAP was coordinated effort
between the Florida Depanmenr of
Law Enforcement (FDLE).
sheri off's offices, police
departments, the Department of
Corrections and the U.S
Marshal's Office that began April
15 and concluded May 15.
FDLE has also unveiled a new, :
easv-to-remember. se ual offender
and predator web site address
Visitors- can now., log on to
search' for sexual offenders or
predators living in their
A new component of the web
site allows' residents to enter any
address in Florida and search the -
Florida Sexual Offender.'Predator
Register for an.yi:
offenders/predators with current'"
addresses within a one to tive mile i
radius of the address entered.
Earlier this month, Bush signed-
into law The Jessica Lunsford Act,
aimed at protecting all Floridians
from sexual predators and:
According to Bush, the Jessica
Lunsford Act will:
--Increase the penalty for lewd
and lascivious molestation of a
child to life in prison or a split
sentence of a mandatory minimum
25-year prison term, followed by
lifetime supervision with
--Increase, from 20 to 30 years,
the period of time before a sexual
predator is allowed to petition to
have the sexual predator
predator/offender registration and
--Sexual predators who murder
their victims now qualify for the'.
death penalty in capital cases.
--Designate failing to re-register
as a sexual offender/predator or
harboring or assisting a sexual
predator/offender as a third degree
--Require those already convicted
of sex crimes to have electronic
monitoring for the remainder of
--Require' all county
misdemeanor probation officials to
search the sexual offender registry
when a new offender is assigned to
--Provide more than $11 million
in added funding for technology,
electronic monitoring, prison bed
construction and data sharing.
Continued from page 1
The Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test is based on
Florida's curriculum frameworks,
the Sunshine State Standards.
According to MIS Director
Ursula Brown, "The overall trend
in the district is upward and that's
good news. We, are very
encouraged by this year's scores."
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Councilman Doug Everett donating property to local church
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A-3 The Taco Times May 25, 2005
Meandering in the median
Every year, the wildflowers in the median of U.S. 19 North greet visitors with a showy
display of yellow and fuschia. The Florida Department of Transportation recently dispatched
maintenance crews to keep the weeds in these medians at bay. The clumps of wildflowers which
remain will re-seed when their blooming days are done, and greet next year's crop of spring
and summer visitors.
$1,500 awarded for trout
Continued from page 1
Kindergarten registration continues
Library puts books
in focus for summer
'Read Around Florida' kicks off Thursday
Catch a.good book during the 2005 Florida Library Y6uth Program
slated this summer at the Taylor County Public Library.
The summer reading program "kicks off" Thursday, May 26, at 3 p.m.
with special guest performer singer/songwriter John Paul Walters.
Programs continue each week on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., and Thursdays
at 10:30 a.m..and 3.p.m. This year's theme is "Read Around Florida."
Programs will feature stories, videos, crafts and other activities.
Photos available for pick-up at TCHS
Photos which appeared in the 2004-05 yearbook senior ads are available
for pick-up at the Taylor County High School front office. Contact the
office at(850) 838-2525.
'Wood:smoked' bar-h-que.dinner tickets on sale
Tickets are currenilk on sale for a wood-smoke BBQ dinner planned by
the 'TFW and American Legion. The fundraising event. which benefits
Veterans Memorial Park, will be held Monday. May 30. from 11 a.m. to-
6 p.m at the Duck Pond Dinners dill include your choice of pork or beef-
with coleslaw. BBQ beans, tea or Pepsi.
Kindergarten registration 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 birth certificates and,
Social Security cards for incoming students.
Dinner benefits senior citizens center
Taylor.County Senior Services will be selling dinners to benefit local
senior citizens Friday, May 27.
The BBQ chicken dinners %w ill include BBQ chicken, Cajun rice, 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.
Are you a runner/walker?
If so, Diane Ching, chairperson of the 50th annual Florida Forest
Festival 5-K:Run/Walk, invites you to join her for a volunteer meeting'
Tuesday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Florida
Forest Festival office, located adjacent to -the Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce. The run/walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at
8:30 a.m. For more information, call 584-TREE (8733).
Call Gary or Lidia 850-223-1900
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Everett said the success of the
tournament will allow the local
civic club to continue its work of
donating back to the community,
especially where.it involves kids.
Everett said the Optimist- Club,
which consists of 19 members,
put hundreds of man hours into
"Tournament Chairman >Troy
Thompson did a great job but we
also had help from various other
groups including the Taylor
County High cheerleaders, Boy
Scouts, Girl Scouts and members
of the TCHS Baseball team," he,
Everett said a very successful
Captain's dinner Friday night
hosted by Jim Hunt at Fiddler's
Restaurant kicked the event off.
Other top prize winners in
Saturday's fishing included Joey
Landreneau with a 4.40-pound
trout worth $1,500 and Jay.
Dorsett with a 22.65-pound
grouper, also worth $1,500.
Complete results, including the
junior division, will appear in
Friday's Perry News-Herald.
TCMS band students
place orders tonight
The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Band will hold a Parents
Night with the Music & Arts Center tonight, May 25, from 3-6 p.m.
"New band students will be. able to order instruments and receive
information about the upcoming Summer Band Camp," Band Director Lee
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to sixth in April
After staying out of the dreaded
top 10 of Florida counties with
the highest unemployment, Taylor
County has once again attained
that status, this time coming in at
fourth place, but ranked sixth
during the month of April,
because of statistical 'ties of four
other entities ahead of it.
Hendry County is ranked first
with a 6.0 ranking, followed by
Madison with a 5.8 ranking.
Indian River, Hernando and the
United States overall have a rating.
of 4.9 percent unemployment,
followed by Taylor and Hardee
with 4.8 ratings.
Putnam, St. Lucie and
Hamilton counties round out the
top ten, with 4.7 ratings each.
Other local counties of interest
and their ratings include: Dixie at
4.7; Calhoun with a 4.3; Gadsden,
at 4.2; Suwannee at 3.8;
Columbia at 3.7; Lafayette and
Jefferson at 3.4; and Wakulla at
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Kaycee Brown, Ross Stewart
SBrown, Stewart will say
vows in June ceremony
SDanny and.Angela Brown of Perry announce.the engagement of their
Daughter, Kaycee, to Ross Stewart, the son of David and Brenda Stalans of
A June 4, 2005, ceremony, is planned at 3 p.m. in Crosspoint Baptist
I Church with a reception following. Formal invitations are being issued,
but all friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend.
SBlue Star Banners available
AMVETS Post 20 and
American Legion Post 96 are
Vving 'out'."Blue.' Star Service .
One star and two star banners
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B New arrivals
William Arrington Roland
Mark and Ann (Davis) Roland of Marietta, Ga., announce the birth of
fi their son, William Arrington, on April 21, 2005, at Kinnestone Hospital.
Born at 4:13 a.m., he weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches
'" Maternal grandparents are Shelton and Elizabeth Davis of Perry.
Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Grace Roland of Pageland, S.C., and the
late Dr. Nathan Roland. Mrs. Belle Davis of Madison is the baby's
Maternal great grandmother.
Launa Nevaeh McCray
^' Matthew and Nichole Brown McCray of Mayo announce the birth of
their daughter, Launa Nevaeh, on April 9, 2005, at 2:33 p.m. in Doctors'
.i Memorial Hospital. The new arrival, weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and
was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Clayton and Linda Brown of Perry. Paternal
grandparents are Jerry and Gail McCray of Mayo. The baby was
. welcomed home by Davin McCray.
Amber Smith and Stacy Sadousky remind friends and relatives of their
wedding on Saturday, May 28, at 5 p.m. in Crosspoint Baptist Church.
A reception will follow the ceremony.
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Lynch family members remind, "In honoring our Mother's last request,
we will again have our reunion at Forest Capital Park on Saturday, May
28." Lunch will be served at 12 noon. All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
The descendants of Math L. and Odie V. Mann will hold their annual
family reunion at Forest Capital Park on Sunday, May 29, at 12 noon.
Family and friends are encouraged to bring their favorite recipes and dishes
The Stephens Family Reunion, a Family and Friends Day, will be held
Saturday, June 4, at the Perry Garden Club from 10 a.m. until. Lunch
will be served at 12 noon and everyone is encouraged to bring a covered
dish to share. "Or just come out and join us."
If you have questions, please contact Charlotte Stephens Buck at 407-
466-9264 or Christy Stephens Cantrell at 407-877-3947. (Note change of
reunion from Perry Woman's Club to Perry Garden Club.)
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Engagement & birth announcement forms are available for
pick up in our office and are published as space is available.
Men in black
Three Taylor County High School graduates became three Florida State University graduates
earlier this month--all graduating with honors, and all with degrees in engineering. Shown
from left are Christopher Eugene Chason, Thomas Keith Brooks and Daniel Jordan Brooks. In
addition to the above-mentioned similarities, they are all three great, great grandsons of the
late John Daniel and Mary Poppell of Perry.
Eakins promoted in March
Earnest Eakins of Eridu joined
the ranks of Senior 'Warrant
Officers of the United States Army
Jennifer Ann Eakins
when promoted to Chief Warrant
Officer Four on March 15, 2005.
Warrant officers serve in 57
Army career fields that constitute
only two percent of the Army.
General Peter Schoomaker, Army
Chief of Staff, said, "Warrant
officers are absolutely imperative
to the success of today's mission."
CW4 Eakins is assigned to the
321st Theater.' Materiel
lMnagement Center, Baton
Rouge, La. The unit manages all
Arm, supplies for units serving in
Eakins was the awarded the
Meritorious Service'Medal for his
war time duty with the 321st
Theater Material Management
Center: He completed the Warrant
Officer Staff Course Feb. 27: The
course material is taken from the
U.S. Army War College and
tailored to the technical expertise
_i warrant olfcer service.
EAins I., the so'n of Roland
Eakins and the late Ruby Davis.
His wife, Pattie, and daughter,
Jennifer, reside in Eridu.
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Jennifer Ann Eakins will
graduate from Marahatha Christian
School Saturday, May 28.
While at Maranatha she
maintained a 3.5 GPA and was a
member of the Lady Patriots
softball team, the high school
chorus and senior homecoming
Eakins plans to pursue a degree
in early childhood education.
She is the daughter of Earnie
and Pattie Eakins of Eridu, and the-
granddaughter of Curtis and Esther
Jackson of Perry.
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S Five groups of children from the Steinhatchee and Alachua Boys and Girls Club spent the
Fishing with experienced charter captains and local fisherman as their guides.
67 teams fish, participate
in Steinhatchee tourney
By BRIAN GODDARD
The 67'teams participating in
the Doug Johnson Reeling for
Kids Fishing Tournament out of
Steinhatchee's Woods Gulf Breeze
Marina Saturday, May 14, enjoyed
nice weather and fast angling
action. James McDavid of
Gainesville caught the winning
grouper, and collected $1,000 for
the 19.8-pound brute.
An impressive 33-pound King-
fish whipped by James Sanchez of
Green Cove Springs and an 18.6-
pound cobia taken by Joey
Landreneau rounded out the
winners in the heavyweight
Gainesville's Brian Holt
weighed the legal redfish at 6,9
pounds and James Mock of Perry
took the top Trout prize with a
fine 5.1-pound specimen.
In its second year, the Reeling
for Kids event raised a whopping
$42,000 for area Boys' and Girls
Clubs. This is an amount unheard
of in area fishing 'events, and it
has been inspiring to see area
businesses and anglers rally behind
the former Gator and current NFL
quarterback in his effort to lend a
hand to his favorite cause,
Five groups of children from the
Steinhatchee and. Alachua Boys
and Girls Club spent the day
fishing with experienced charter
captains and local fisherman as
their guides: All the children had
their picture taken with Doug
Johnson; spent the day fishing, ate
fresh hot barbeque and received
their own fishing pole to take
home, no wonder they all want to
come back next year.
Steinhatchee and Alachua Boys
and 'Giris Club thank Ed and
Mike Wessel, Don Hires, Butch
Tumblin of Steinhatchee, Dick
and Rick Jackson of Palatka and
Keaton Beach Marina
Pat 200 Kate Dr.'.
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Tony Jackson of Mayo for taking
our kids fishing and making
dreams cqme true.
The Steinhatchee Club wishes
to thank large cash donors Ware
Oil Co., Bay Breeze Realty, Roy's
Restaurant and the Steinhatchee
Community Projects Board for
their generosity and also thank the
many silent auction and raffle
.donors for making the Reeling for
Kids Tournament such a success.
For Refuge House
The -Taylor Correctional
Institution Employees"Club will
be sponsoring a golf scramble to
benefit the Refuge House on June
10 at the Perry Golf & Country
The entry fee will be $200 per
4-player team with prizes awarded
to the top three teams.,,
Food and refreshments will be
provided along with drawings and
The tournament is limited to the
first 16 teams to enter. For more
information. contact A.
Washington at 838-4000.
for June 4th
The Taylor County Middle
School majorettes, will be hosting
a softball tournament June 4.
The tourney will be a five
homerun and a single formal using
ansy 47-core ball. The entry fee is
$125 per team.
For more information, contact
Brad Flores at 838-2336.
All proceeds will benefit the
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'Ignite the Fire' youth event set
Union convenes this
The Ministers, Deacons and
Superintendents Union will
convene this weekend for services
Friday through Sunday at 7 p.m.
in New Bethel Church, which will:
also lead the local program. All
interested persons are invited to
Acknowledging that "nothing is
more important than a teen's
relationship with Jesus Christ,"
Community Church of Perry will
hold a Youth Ministries Night
New Mt. Zion
By B.D. WILLIAMS
Hope for Tomorrow
There is hope for tomorrow,
God is still in control. He will not
forsake us, but keep watch over
God holds our tomorrow, why
should we despair? He counts our
every tear drop and hears every
The many friends of the city are
extending their deepest heartfelt
sympathy to the NMcLeod family
in.the loss of their loved one, a
devoted mother. Mrs. Hattie
McLeod, who died recently. "Just
think of God's goodness to you."
Another soldier is gone to get a
great reward. She fought the fight,
she kept the faith and now gone
home to God.
New Mt. Zion Baptist Church
will sponsor Vacation Bible
School June 6-11. All children and
Svou: ^ arei'pmiedp o come. and.
' enjoy Go Gloal with Jesus'
through Bible study, arts and crafts
and music from the theme
scripture, "Go in to all the world
and preach the good news" (Mark
16:15 NIV). The school will be
held from 5 until 8:30 p.m.
Brother' Ize!! Montgomery is
Some out-of-towners were here
Saturday, May 21. attending the
funeral services of Mr. Willie J.
Hightower Sr. held at 1 p.m. at
New Bethel Church. They included
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Joe
Hightower Jr. of Tallahassee: Mr.
and Mrs. Alonzo Williams of
Tampa: Mr. and Mrs. Marquis
SHightower of San Antonio, Texas;
Mr. Robert Shorter and son Leon
of Dawson. Ga.; Mr. and Mrs.
James Collier of Huntsville. Ala.:
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this Friday with free food at 5
p.m. "At 6, things really heat up
as the worship service begins and
a new chapter opens in Perry's
For information on the event,
please contact 578-2580 for
'information. The church is
located two miles down Dennis
Howell Road, eight miles down
1882 Capital Circle NE, Suite 103
Tallahassee, FL 32308
"Sometimes we allow the flame
of our relationship to Christ to die
down or worse, we never truly set
it ablaze. Now is the time to
rekindle or fire up your passion for
Christ," organizers encourage.
"Come and join us as we 'Ignite
the Fire' this Friday night with a
Youth Ministries event."
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Amvets Post 20, ladies auxilliary
and Sons of AMVETS meet 3rd
Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion, Steinhatchee
Post 291, fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group who meets
Monday. Wednesday 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 or 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 am at First
Airport Advisory Commission. 4th
.Monday 12 noon Perry.Foley Airport
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues 7 pm American Legion Hall
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 41h Tues noon 107 Easi
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs
8 a m. chamber board room
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues at
5 30 p m
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
Mon 7 pm 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 7p 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 Scoul Hut
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon .
9 am Taylor County School District
Administralive Office Complex
Historical Society: open Thursday
Salernoons 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 am at Juvenile Justice Office.
1719 S Jefferson
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association meets each 2nd Tuesday ol
month 7 p m. at the Keaton Beach Hot
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's MainSlreet Cafe
La Leche League International: 2nd
Wed 10.30 am Taylor County Public
L brary ,
Lady Elks: second Thurs, 8 pm.,
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
each month PerryiTaylor County
Chamber ol Commerce at noon
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
Ihlrd Fri Call 584-3826
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4ih Sat 7 pm Tribal grounds.
Lyman Hendry Road
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays.
8 p m at 1260 W. Hwy 98 at Serenity
House (dir road across from BP Station)
These are open meetings to those
interested in addiction Call 223-0036.
Also. Saturday 10 30 a m.--open
NAACP: 2nd Sun 6pm. New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on first Thursday Golden Corral,
Optimist Club: Thurs noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cale
Perry Garden Club: third Wed., 10
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues 8 p m.
Perry Lodge #187: Ist. 3rd Wed 7
pm Masonic Hall.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM. first and
third Monday nights 7 30 p m
Perry Woman's Club 2nd Wed..
noon (Sepl t 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 ot every month at
Chamber of Commerce E-mall Tommie'
Stanaland at tsianalandyahoo corn or
Rotary Club: Tues noon at B. J,'s
School Board: ist and 3rd Tues., 7
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat. 10 a m.
Social Security: representatives, 2nd
Tues. 8 30 a m to 12 noon, courthouse
Sons of Confederate Veterans
meets fourth Tuesday at VFW Post on
Center Street. 7 p.m For location, call
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs.
10 am.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
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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 o.m at Chamber
Taylor County Historical Society:
3rd Mon 7 pm 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 ni
(American Legion building)
Volunteer firefighters recognized by county
At its May 17 meeting, the
county commission recognized
eight local volunteer firefighters
who recently completed training to
become Certified Volunteer
The firefighters completed 160 Administrator Buddy Humphries
hours of training during which told the board. "They were
they worked two practice burns instructed by our own Chief Steve
and covered 22 study subjects. Miller and he had a 100 percent
"They met twice a week for four passing rate."
hours a night," County "We are extremely pleased with
our firefighter program," said Ken
Olsen of Taylor Tech, which
oversees the program.
"They give of their own time,"
Humphries said. "They're called in
the middle of the night to respond
The county commission recognized eight local,volunteer firefighters for completing a 160-hour program to become certified
Volunteer Firefighters I. Pictured above are (not in order) volunteer firefighters Donald Bowden, Ronald Etheridge, Gary
Holden, James Jackson, Clyde Moody, Kenneth Parker and James Sauls, as well as County Commissioner Daryll Gunter and Fire
Chief Steve Miller. Josh Ellison, not pictured, also completed the training.
Nine Taylor County Special
Olympics athletes traveled to
Tampa for the State Gymnastics
Games recently and the'athletes
returned with more gold medals
'Olympians' bring home gold
than ever before.
Those participating in the event
during the artistic performances
included LaMarcus Robertson, 7
gold medals; Randy Holmes, 7
gold medals; Logan Nettles, 6
gold and 1 silver medal; Ricky
Wagner, 7 gold medals; .Jerry
Wayne Blaske, 7 gold medals; and
Shirley Blaske, 7 gold medals.
Participants in the rhythmic
performances included Beverly
Stager, 5 gold medals; Leah
Whitt, 5 silver medals; and Ashley
Soroka with 5 bronze medals
The. athletes will again be
performing in Tampa during the
spring of 2006, but they are
starting to work toward a major
trip to Ames, Iowa, in July 2006.
The Taylor County Sheriff's
Department and other law
enforcement agencies in the area
will be holding fund raising events
to be able to pay for travel
expenses for this eight-day trip.
Taylor County Special
Olympics is also looking for
volunteers to help with the
gymnastics program on
Thursday, beginning in August,
so the program may be expended
to work with as many qualified
athletes as possible.
If you are interested in
volunteering, please contact Lisa
Arrowood at Taylor Gymnastics
and Dance Center or Natalie A.
Whalen at 672-9460.
to a fire. They jeopardize their
lives sometimes in the act of
putting out a fire or saving
someone else's life."
Those who completed the
training are: Donald Bowden, Josh
Ellison, Ronald Etheridge, Gary
Holden, James Jackson, Clyde
Moody, Kenneth Parker and James
Each firefighter was presented a
certificate of appreciation and
those in attendance were given a
chance to address the board.
"I am green," said Etheridge,
one of the newly certified
volunteer firefighters. "Everyone
else had experience. The course is
not easy. It's study, study, study."
"I appreciate you supporting us
and getting us the training," said
Parker. "I have been a firefighter
for the county for 20 years. My
first class was at TTI and it was
40 hours. We've gone now to
enhance ourselves to better the
county with service."
"I've been a firefighter for 18
years," Holden said. "When the
state came up with this idea of
160 hours and you're working
shift work, I wasn't too keen on
the idea. But I'm glad I did, for
more reasons than one. Like Ken
and Don, I had 40 hours of
training way back when and a lot
has changed since then.
"We don't profess to be heroes,
like a lot of people see us. We
don't want people to look at us
like that. All' we are is common
people trying to help serve people,
save lives and save property.
That's all we're about."
TABE to be
at NFCC i
TABE (Test of Adult Basice
Education) will be given at North1
Florida Community- College, ih;
the Technical Cchter on lMay 30.
TABE i rqirequirfor acceptance;
into vocational and technical'
programs. Photo ID is alsol
required as Is pre-registration.
To register please call (850)
Several students from Taylor County High School competed in the recent FCCLA State Leadership Conference held in
Orlando, where they were judged in state proficiency events. Shown above is Tamisha Miller, who won a gold medal for
storytelling; Cianna Reaves-silver medal for poetry; Christina Reaves-bronze medal for original short story; and Caleb
Reaves-gold medal for poetry. Below, all delegates participating in the event are shown. They include Patrice Brown,
Keandra McNeal, Tiffany Mitchell, Cianna Reaves, Christina Reaves, and Temisha Miller.
After the devastating 2004
hurricane season, many people in
Florida are now beginning their
preparations for the 2005 season,
which begins June 1.
The National Hurricane Center
and the National Oceanic
reminds Floridians that the 2005-
2006 hurricane season begins June
The Florida Legislature also,
looked ahead to the approaching
hurricane season during its recent
The State Senate recently passed
a bill that creates a 12-day tax-
exempt holiday from June 1-12 on
certain hurricane preparedness
Similar to the school supplies
tax holiday--which was also
renewed for 2005--this new
holiday w% ill cover the following:
Flashlights ($20 or less)
radios, two-way radios or
weatherband radios ($50 or less)
Ground anchor systems or tie-
down kits ($50 or less)
First-aid kits ($30 or less)
Gas or deisel fuel containers
($25 or less)
Batteries: AA, C, D, 6-volt or
9-volt, excluding automobile or
boat batteries ($30 or less)
*.Non-electric coolers ($30 or
Portable generators ($750 or
The bill, House Bill 6001,
passed unamiously in the Senate
after passing in the House last
month with a vote of 116-1.
For more information about
hurricane forecasts and Iracking, as
well as safety tips, visit
to be presented
The well-known relationship
dysfunction found in Neil Simon's
The Odd Couple is being served
with a female twist for North
Florida Community College's
upcoming performances of the hit
play) iih women playing the lead
characters. It's The Odd Couple:
Tire Female Version, with
performances June 9-12 in the
NFCC Student Center, Madison.
Dinner theater is available June
10 and 11, at 6:30.p.m. Dessert
theater is 7 p.m. opening night of
June 9 and the June 12 Sunday
matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets are
$20 for dinner performances; $10
for dessert theater.
Cast and crew are members of
local communities and the NFCC
campus. Mainstays in previous
NFCC productions, Judie
Baldwin. Judy McCormack, Molly
McCormack and Bob Weiland of.'
Madison, return to the NFCC
stage. Newcomers are. Matt
Register ( Madison), Trudie Benson
(Li.e Oak) and Jennifer
Kuvrkendall (Live Oak). Jessica
Webb, who has directed NFCC
productions for several years, is
supervising director. She also
takes on the role of Florence
Unger. Making his directorial
debut is student director and
NFCC alumnus Justin Webb.
Stage manager is Denise Bell and
Matt Cruce is handling lights and
sound for the show.
"This.has been a fun show to
put together," said Webb. The
play takes place in the 80s and the.
case will be in authentic period
costumes, complete with 80s-style
hairdos. "The cast and crew hope.
to. transport the audience back in
time for a fun-filled and delightful
evening," she said.
It's the classic story Unger
and Madison are at it again! Only
this time Florence Ungar and
Olive Madison star in Simon's
contemporary comic classic: the
female version of The Odd-
Couple. In the opening scene
divorcees Unger and Madison
kibitz with gal pals over not
poker, but Trivial Pursuit. And so
the games begin with hilarious
jokes, girl talk, and all around fun
as the flirtatious Constanzuela
brothers attempt to woo Unger and
Advance reservations are
required. Tickets may be purchased
from the .NFCC College
Advancement Office or by calling
(850) 973-1653 are mailing
for hurricane season
Letters to the Editor
Bad taste or good preparation?
a 'd t ,:'o,. i / re p"...
In a letter last week (MayN. 18,
2005), Jenny Miller indicated that
to go to a public meeting of an
organization because you "just
want to know what's going on"
,shows bad taste.
It's kind of funny --I thought the
whole reason for these meetings
was to let people know what is
going on. Why else would anyone
want to go to a meeting? I am a
mfiember of the Sons of
Confederate Veterans and I can say
that we .encourage anyone.
member or not, to come out and
attend any of our meetings,
especially if you "just want to
know what's going on." Many of ;
our current members came to
several of our meetings prior to
joining. How else would you
determine if the organization you
are considering joining is right for
you or not?
To ask someone to leave a;
meeting because they are not a
member and are just trying to find.
out what is going on with the
organization would lead a lot of
people to believe that the
organization has a hidden agenda
or some other business taking
place in the meeting that they
would not want the general
community to know about. It's
not like the two men. who were
"asked to leave, were asking to \ote
as members of the organization or
disrupting the meeting in any way
or form.. .
As for other comments in her
letter: All I can say is that I
believe that II behooves all of us
to know and understand our
enemies. Knowing about or
knowing how to research certain
information about organizations,
or any thing else for that matter,
does not make you a parlyto that
information. It is simply a
method of learning as much
information as you can about the
subject in question. It's called
educating yourself and I would
strongly advise it to anyone. To
me it is totally unacceptable to
say to yourself "I don't know,
don't care, and am not going to
look." This.type of attitude turns a.
blind eye to all factual information
that is available on any subject
Now, as far as communist
influence within the National
Association for the Ad\ancement
of Colored People: I would
Dictionary of the Left." by Francis
N. Gannon; "The Enemy at the
Gates. Part 1," b, Roger W.
McCredie: or go to the NAACP's
own national web site. In looking
at the NAACP's web-site you can
go into the organization's past
resolutions and public statements.
but It helps to have a fair amount
of knowledge of socialism and
how it works to be able to read
between the lines. The social
programs that the NAACP
endorses are indicative of utilizing
a central government to
redistribute everything from
wealth, to jobs. to education, etc.
This concept is basic socialism,
and it is not hard to identify when
\ou know what you are looking
The Century Club of TCHS and
the sponsors of the junior-senior
prom \would like to take this time
to thank all the community
members who helped make the
:2005 TCHS prom a success.
We would like to give a special
thanks to Pepsi Bottling Group.
Zeieler's Florist and Greenhouses.
Kmari. W\al-Mart. Springhill
Nursery. St. James Episcopal
Church. Ragans Ace Hardware.
Donna's Unlimited. GT Com, the
Perry Police Department. the
Taylor County Sheriff's Office,
the office of Dr. Miles Nelson,
Marilyn Kinsey, Ethel Carlton.
Susan Nelson. Scarlet Morgan.
Theresa Woods, Jayme and
Clinton McCall and a host of
other generous individuals.
Letters must include a -
name and daytime .:
contact phone number.
Letters are published in Wednesday's Taco
Times and are run by available space.
Letters to the Editor
-2 The Taco Times I
i 'SMay 25 'Holding breath' for Al Sharpton
Dear Editor, to something underhanded, why even questioned them about why
S After reading Jenny Miller's wouldn't you want members of the they were there? I'm sure Al
Letter to the Editor, I was left public, no matter what color, to Sharpton and Jessie Jackson will
scratching my head. Did she really see the wonderful things you are be here any day now to stand up
say what is in print? trying to do? I think we know the for these two men that had their
s First, she wondered how I would answer to that also. civil rights violated. Let's all hold
S.F I know about the Communist party Were these men asked to leave our breath together.
having a link to the NAACP on
their web site. It's called research.
Did she really say she has not
heard the word communist since
the old war movies? Has she heard
of China, Cuba. and until the late
'1S:s, the U.S.S.R?
She said she didn't look at the
web site because she doesn't know
.what I'm talking about.
I couldn't agree more. Don't be
afraid of facts and knowledge.
Although I realize they don't
support the arguments you make,.
they are not bad things
Just one time, try putting some
supporting facts 'with your
comments instead of your catchy
"if the shoe fits" lines.
: Now, 'for the meeting you
referred to: was this the same
"public" meeting that the city
council members attended?
Let's turn it.around. If you
walked in to a meeting that was:
advertised as a public meeting and
you were asked to leaIe, howy
would you react? I think we all
know the answer to that.
If \our organization wasn't .up
because of the color of their skin?
Isn't that racism? If they hadn't
been white, would anyone have
'Thank you is not enough'
Thank you is not enough.
It is with deep appreciation to
God and Doctors' Memorial
Hospital that I am here today to be
able to tell you how wonderful the
services, physicians, staff and
facility are that I feel saved my life
and made my stay in the hospital
as well as any hospital in the
On. May 10 I went .to my
doctor's office for several reasons.
I am the type of person that when
someone : asks "how am you
doing?" I will always sa), "fine."
Well, on this visit when I said,
"'fine," the nurse practitioner,
Nunnie Emery, said "no. you're
She' ran a few tests. explained to'
me what.my situation was, and
with' such kindness in her heart
told me that I was going to the
hospital. She could sed that I truly
was not well. Wendy, Rhonda,
Sharon and Linda were so
compassionate in Dr.
Mohammed's-office to me as well.
Upon entering the emergency.
room I was seen by Dr. Cordova
and nurses. They were wonderful
and caring to me and my husband.
You could not have asked for
better service and knowledgeable
A little while later Dr.
Mohammed came to see me. This
man has always treated me so
kindly and with such
professionalism that I can't
imagine being ill anywhere else.
Dr. Mohammed did what any good
doctor should do.with a patient
with multiple diagnoses. He called
Who are the true
": -- "': .By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
It is with foreign curiosity that I watch
the boys prepare for any fishing trip. They
don't even know I'm looking.
We played baseball until 10:15' Friday
night, and then returned home to a frantic
"get ready for the Optimist Club
tournament" workshop which inv.oled'"
miles of fishing line and steady planning..-
'Where are we going first?" asked the
son, who was making piles of used line on
the floor and putting "fresh line" on the
reels. I can't tell you the father's answer.
except to say that it involved 'local
"And then where?" the son inquired, as
the father completed an inventory of the
hooks and lures within the tackle box--too
close to the daughter's white sorority
formal which is still languishing on the
pool table while we attempt to find a place
for all her worldly belongings before she
leaves home again in two months.
I grabbed the white dress and only got
intent stares from both members of the'
family with a "y" chromosome.
"Can you get us together some drinks?'"
the father asked, and I knew I should have
stayed on that couch. So I grabbed up a
half dozen waters and Gatorades, as well
as some snacks and remembered not to
include napkins. The boys are offended
-when I add napkins; plus, it's a waste of
At 11:45 p.m., the boys trudged up the
stairs to bed, setting their alarms for, the
"I wouldn't mind going out oni'the boat
and getting some sun, I interjected, since
no one had asked.
S"Fine," the husband said. "We're leaving
at 5 a.m.
Forget that. .
The next thing I remember, was the
alarm and that herd of cattle going down
Then I returned to sleep and couldn't
help but be happy that I wasn't getting any
sun. For I was getting some peace and
quet, and we can all thank the Optunists
for that, once a year.
I was just settling into my favorite couch
for morning t.v., when the son appeared at
the patio window.
MIh heart dropped. "The husband's dead,"
I rushed to the window and the boy's,.
face was a sad one.
"The boat wouldn't :work," he said, with
obvious disappointment. "Never could get
it to crank,' he added, shaking his head. I
looked to the side yard and the husband
'I am so...." I'll let you finish the
sentence, but it was an animated
expression of both anger and disgust.
"We've been up since 5 a.m...." andI'll let
you finish that sentence too.
Like a good Jewish mother, I said, "Can I
get you'something to eat?"
It was the only thing I could think to say.
"We don't want to eat," said the husband.
."We want to fish."
ell, since I can't fix-the motor, is there
anything else I can do?"
"We lust came back to get the little boat,
and we're going again," said the boy. I
"In the john boat?" I asked.
"Yeah," he said. .
Thev'pulled oaut -the smaller..niobtr, for
that boat and it cranked first titue.
S"You can fix us some peanut butter and
jelly sandwiches," said :the husband.
instructing the son to remove the contents
of the big boat and to pare them ,.own'for
the little boat.
The father hoisted the little boat into the
back of the truck, with sheer andrenalin
and rage, and within 30 minutes, they were
"Poor boys," I said aloud, as I settled
into my couch again, watching their dust
settle in the. driveway.
Ten nunutes later, the daughter--who had
an, overnight babysitting job--arrived in
"Can I have the couch?" she asked. "I am
I gave up my couch' and decided that the
Optimist Tournament had not proven to be
as much fun as I had hoped. I fed my.
disappointment by going to the grocery
store, and running three errands.
When I returned home early afternoon,
the truck and the little boat were parked in
the side yard.
"Uh oh," ,I said, and.I knew this couldn't
"We goti out about 300( yards, and -the
little motor wouldn't crank," said the
husband between snores and sighs. "I had
to paddle us in against the current, load
the stupid boat back on the truck..."
"Oh no," I said, feeling his pain. "It
cranked this morning."
"I know,' he said, resisting the urge to
bite my head off at that moment.
"The boe was going to get out and push,
and it looked like a. Tarzan movie with
alligators sliding off the banks into the
water." He just shook his.head; I thought
he nught cry. "We've been up since 5 a.m.,
out twice with two different boats. It's 2
p.m. and we haven't even wet a hook."
"I'll fix you a big dinner," said I, and how
did I grow up Jewish in the Baptist church?
"No;,we're going again," he said.
"You're out of boats," I reminded him.
"And, we're out of the tournament," he
was sure, "but I've never let a fish stump
me before and I won't today either."
Two hours later, they loaded up for local
waters within a local hunting club. And
they caught fish--good fish. They came
home after dark smiling, and overlooking
the previous horror of the day.
If the Optimist tournament had a
category for optimistic fishermen, they
would have won. It took two boats, two
motors, six bags of ice and 14 .hours,-but
as eternal optimists, they conquered the
And beat their chests.
It was a small step for a man and his
boy, but a giant leap for all testosterone.
'-C ~ nd-A 1 t l ~ 1* ?
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B-3 The Taco Times May 25, 2005
Saturday, 1977 N. Paul Poppell Rd., go
North on HWY. 19, turn left at Highway
Patrol Station, left on Paul Poppell. Boys
clothes, size 14-16, women clothes,
books, toys, dishes and more, also H&A
unit, used computer, printer & alto
Grandpa's Trash & Treasures
Huge Yard Sale Memorial Day Weekend
Fri-Sat Irom 8 A M -4 P M & Sun from 12
Furniture. tools,:clothes, .fishing equip.,
knives, collectables, old stuff and much
Come bring table and set up for free. Call
Daphne at 584-9617 or 672-0346. 1255
HWY 98 N. Across HWY from Shriners.
Multi-Family Yaid/Bake sale, Saturday, 8
a m-until 3340 Johnson Stripiing Rd
dishes women and mens clothing toy;.
tools. collectables, furniture tons of baby
items delicious baked goods and many
more misc items
Fresh picked-Blanched-Flash Frozen-
zippers, butter beans, black eyes, white
acres, ford hooks,, cream corn, okra and
green beans will deliver to Perry on
Saturday 352498-2580 or 352-578-4256.
Funding now available through aided
program for eager hard-working families
with incomes from 19k-89k per year
Funds are limited, so hurry call for details
Single parent program provided for
incomes of at least $1600 per month
Funding limited. Call lor details 352-490-
5/25 5/27CGH. .
Can't prove your income" Go thru our
stated income program, no proof
necessary. guaranteed financing
w/approved credit call for details 352-490.
Looking for or willing to start Carpool to
Taiiahassee from Perry or Keato, each.
SM-F, call Bruce for into 850-578 3006
Rent to own, 3/2 fully furnished 21 acres,
oad credit okay $750 mo., 407-736-8954
1999 Homes of Merit. 3 BR/2 Bath. living
room, family room w/ fireplace located on
1 3 acres with large shady oak trees, two
car carport. front porch three sheds (one;
boat) call 850-584-4116
$500 down payment gets you into 3 4 5
bedroom home on any land anywhere
Land/Home specialist on site everyday
Call for details 352-490-7422
Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
House moved at buyer's expense.
Call for appt. 584-5454
First time buyers program $500 down will
get you into your very own land/home
package anywhere in the state. Call for
details while there's still time 352-490-
Modular homes. R.1 housing. Only $995
down in beautiful community. paved
streets on 1 acre lots, payments as low as
$699 per month 1000 financing. 352-490-
Back to nature, quiet and beautiful, 2 1/3
fenced, wooded acres With 2/1 solid
frame home and guest house All for
$36.500 Home Sweet Home. Call Kevin at
223-2590 for appointment
Land for sale. 221 between Shiloh Church
Rd and Cairo Parker Rd. I acre lots with
paved roads. Owner financing available
Please call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-
3 bedroom / 2 bath house, central na,.
must see sunroom to appreciate new
ceramic floors, move in condition 123
Ridge Road. 5174.900 call 584 3580
1 acre just outside of city limits, call
5120-6/3 .. : ,
House for Sale
710 W Green Street, Perry. FL. 2,194 sq.
fr.. 4 bedrooms/ 1.5 baths $55.000 or
make offer Call 850-402-2475
Pre-construction luxury townhouses. 1,400
Ssq. ft 584-4678.
Handyman Special, 3 BR 1 Bath, 3/4
complete, new woodwork, on city lot near
Nursing Home. Asking $15,000. Job out of
town, must sell. 386-329-8485, leave
2 bedroom 1 '12 bath 2001 Single Wide
on 7 acres very private, $400 month, no
Inside pets, (850)584.6954.
Roommate(s) wanted-Often traveling owner
needs animal loving, non smoking
roommatess, 2. bedroom suite with private
bath in Old Perry, shared kitchen, all
Utilities except phone, $475 w/deposit and
2005 3 bed!2 bath on 1/2 acre, wooded lot,
turn key deal, $995 down and $489 per
Smooth. Hurry on 1 at thisprice. 352-490-
2005 4 bed/2 bath on 1 acre cleared lot,
turned key deal, $995 down and $599 per
Month, callfor details 352-490-7422
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization at 800 West Ash Street, site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information.
3 bedroom / 1 bath house for rent,.602 W.
Bacon St, call 584-4678.
Furnished Sleeping Room, $110 per week
4 deposit. first and last week in advance.
Call 843-1276, 8431296 or 838-1524
Boarde' wanted in my home Bedroom..
private :ath small living room and private
enhance Call 584-8045
Southern Villas of Perry!!
': New Management"
HUD Vouchers accepted. 10 and 2
bedroom HC and non-HC accessible
apartments Cal 8505848111. TDD/TTY
711. 315 Puc:ken Rd Perry, FL 32347.
SEqual Housing Opportunity.
Looking for applicants' Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
Opportnunirv Call 850-584.5668. 709 W.
SChurch S.I Perry FL 32347. TDD/TTY
1996. Pro sport 22 center console Garmin
GPS Silex 206 Color Bonom Machine
Marine VHS radio new CD player. 150 hp
'yamaha salt water series and double
tandem galvanized trailer, $13000. 1979
55 hp Evinrude motor, $600 584-8491
16 ft Lucraft with 80 hp Mercury, electric
tilt h3h finder center console & trailer.
good condition, $3000 o b.o Call 223-
S544 E J D. Ouick Coupler $27 500.
505-22 J C B Telescopic lift. $15,900
7740 4WD Ford New Holland, 85 HP
tractor 'l 0.900
Clauss 5'4 round bailer. $3000
All in good condition, located in
S14 nt 3 n Airboat. hull & cage. Also, 4
horse stocr Irailer gooseneck. Call 850-
-AT L [i
1999 Cadillac Deville, 68,000 miles,
asking $12 000. 2000 Nissan Maxima,
120.000 miles, asking $10,000. Born
excellent condition, please call 838-2773
METAL S 3' Wide
Full lin of 3' Wide
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
1991 Honda Accord EX, 2 door, spoiler,
sun roof, cool air, $900 o.b.o., call 223-
1497 or 672-9067, leave message, will
1989 Jeep Cherokee, looks good, runs
Winnebago motor home, 31 ft., sleeps 6,
very good condition i 6 000 o b o 415 W.
.1981 Ford F250 PU, runs good, good tires,
flatbed, $1000 or trade for smaller truck.
1989 Ford Ranger, $1500, call 584-2482.
1986 Lincoln Towncar $1,700 OBO, 584-
8552 or 838-5317 (cell)
2002 'Buick Rendezvous. A very
comfortable, attractive vehicle, gets good
gas mileage (about 26 on highways).
araged 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.
5 Trained, Beagle, Deer Hounds. Call 584-
15.1 1/2 hands Percheron/quarterhorse
gelding, bay 3 vear? old. Shots and
worminl up lo daeo. good with farrier, was
broke Englih,. but we nave been using
him Wesrern on trails Ihii past year. Very
stocky and can carry a.large person. Not
sp.oxlkv bur is somewhat still green at 3
years old. He has been a great trail horse,
but we have to thin the -,erd Lo:aled in
Dowling Park--$1,200 firm. Call 386-362-
1954 or 386-688-4954. Leave message..
We will return your call.
2 Black, female, full blooded,,lab puppies
for sale. Wormed & have shots, call 584-
,, ,3600. ,. .... ... ,
Lost: Cannon digital camera with case in
area of Foley Cut-Off Road and Highway
30. Call 584-9300,.
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 Excel,
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 0 Box 892, Perry, FL 32348
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,.-
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
S. Fax (850) 973-2667
Small ads...big deals.
ty Part-time clerk positions available at Sea Driver- More Hellos & less Gooa Dy--
Hag Marina. Approx. hour 25-35. Must be Team Sins start up to 47 .39
t.) dependable, honest and punctual. Please Stumn ns start up to .310
10 apply in person at 322 Riverside Drive, Students s C
Steinhatchee, Florida. KLLM, CDL-A -==:-
3/30tfSH 866-357-7351. EO. ..
Maintenance/lawn position availabI-.at.=:
Avon Perry Apartments. Please come by -ffie[ .
is Always Hiring! for application.
er Reps Needed in your area, 50% 5/18-6/10
it Contact Terri at 584-8463 or 843-1285. Hairstylist position available for. new -
er 4/i3tfTC salon. Call 584-3375 to set up :nter'vew.
Position vacancies under Taylor Coun
Board of County Commissioners:
Park Attendant temporary (April Sep
Part time (days and hour vary) max: 3
hrs/wk. $6.56 hr.
Firefighter call in; $9.05 hr.
Engineer- $36,504- $41,080
EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Position requirements and specification
available at Taylor One Stop Care
Center, 224 N. Jefferson Street, Perry, F
32347 or www.tcfl-libinfo.com Subn
applications to Taylor One Stop Care
Center. Positions open.until filled.
Professional Nurse and Certified Nurs
Full time 6 a.m. 2 p.m., and full time
p.m, 10 p.m. for LPN/RN. One full time
a.m. 2 p.m. C.N.A, opening. Small
modern skilled nursing center where there
is an opportunity to get to know resident
and staff. Over two thirds of our nursing
staff have been in their position at lea
one year. Stable, comfortable wol
environment. Must have excelled
attendance and work performance record
Contact Lyn Shine or Jennifer Richardso
Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 V
Main St., Mayo, FL. 386-294-3300
First Presbyterian Church of Perry
seeking a parttime choir director who set
music as ministry. Pay commensura
with experience Send resumes by May2
to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. B(
837 Perry, Fl 32348 Attn: Music Ministr
No phone calls please.
Experienced plumbers needed Must hav
.a driver's license. Call 584-8603
Experienced plumber laborers needed
-Must have a driver' license. Call 58'
S ._ ,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: June 20th
S- Job Placement
Associated Traning Services
If you have experience in
MIG/TIG or aluminum
Michael Cady at
SWe currently have temp.
to hire openings at
OT is available.
Company will pay relocation
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 FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
The City of Perry is taking
applications for the
(Street Division) -_ -
Req: Must have validH-
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.
i *. .
CITY OF PERRY
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
RN SUPERVISOR NEEDED
Commercial PropertI For Sale
5,626 sq. ft.
'~~~ 85 -2 -70.
Front Desk Clerk
Night shift 11pm 7am
Computer skills essential.
Apply in person
between 10 am 3 pm Mon. Fri. at Days Inn
HOMES & r7 71
-.4he Taco Times May 25, 2005
ri-ehavioral Health Care Center is
Ti___ ntly seeking:
B 'T CASE MANAGER #2156
1AtLABLE REGULAR STATUS (40
iWFORS PER WEEK) Qf TEMPORARY
OPS--:STATUS (20-40 HOURS PER
REQUIRES MINIMUM OF A
'*BACHELOR'S DEGREE WITH A MAJOR
, --LCOUNSELING, SOCIAL WORK,
. PSYGHOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE,
,lgNURSING, REHABILITATION, SPECIAL
,;''.S0IGATION, HEALTH EDUCATION, OR
'~A:R lATED HUMAN SERVICES FIELD;
_R A BACHELOR'S DEGREE + 2 YEARS
*FULL TIME OR EQUIVALENT
'EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS
EXPERIENCING SERIOUS MENTAL
t ELLNESS. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE
REGULAR STATUS RATE $10.75 PER
W I-JR/EXCELLENT BENEFITS Q.E
TEMPORARY OPS STATUS RATE
12:- PER HOUR/NO BENEFITS.
.For:=fore information and a complete
jitstig of available positions:
., .85)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
--Flilan Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
SP!.!ire Drug Screen & FDLE background
,ibeck An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
:' tion Employer. Drug-Free Workplace.
: I f5/27AC
:Re Taylor Coastal Water & Sewer District
p' district ) is looking for candidates to fill the
position of Office Manager. The individual
-Selected for this position will be
~sr nsible for maintaining all
id snistrative and financial records of the
iDisftict. Specific duties include the
preparation and mailing of utilities bills,
recording payments, making bank
depnsits, preparing monthly financial
statements and presented monthly reports
;it4e Board of Directors. The individual
receives and reviews all incoming
_correspondence and directs to appropriate
imprsonnel for action, organizes and
Ssiinaitains filing system for all business
trinsaction, correspondence, contracts,
grants, and loans, and serves as customer
iljpison and handles routine matters
=regarding billing, payments, new
-ioninections, and other general business
items. The individual may consult with a
.C on matters pertaining to financial
fis, audits, and reports. The applicant
fortbis position must have demonstrated
i~'.iency in accounting skills; good
nworing knowledge of accounting software
5pregrams, ability to effectively
Scolimunicate both written and verbally,
an;itrong interpersonal skills to deal with
riety of personnel and office
-administration issues. The applicant must
YieOexperienced in the 'use of
iEACHTREE or QUICK BOOKS
lE-u have an interest in this position
V"pan0e send a letter with your resume to
"raylor Coastal Water & Sewer District,
=-8820 Beach Road. Perry, Florida, 32348.
Applicants must submit their letter and
--ceSiUme by COB Jbne 30 2005 to be
--considered for this position. The Taylor
LC-Qoestal Water & Sewer District is an
Eqgal Opportunity Employer.
=S45000-$55.000+ per year to start,
--SHDRT HAUL PREMIUM PAY and
=excellent benefits with Automatic
semiannual increases CDL-A 6 months
T/Itexp., call Sunday or anytime 800-893-
6 7 or toll free 866-816-1704.
Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS Line Advertisement
call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Got a Passion for Compassion?
Direct care staff in long-term care setting.
FT and PT positions and various shifts
available. Florida certification (CNA) or
license (LPN) required. FT positions
include health, dental, life, disability,
supplemental insurance; 403b retirement
account; paid time off, access to onsite
daycare and fitness facilities. Apply in
person at Personnel Office Monday
through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m., or fax resume/credentials to
Workplace/Criminal background checks
* 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
LOOKING FOR LAND
Wanting to buy 1 to 5 acres,l Please call
223-3704, if no answer, leave message.
Will babysit in my home, Monday thru
Friday, call Kim at 584-9051.
Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
Exterior, Framing. 18 yr. experience. Free
est. Big or small. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer, leave
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.'
J.D.'s tree S r.'ce arid Lawe i'6.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
SMR. MARZ .LAWN SERVICE, FREE
ESTIMATES. 850-371-1,634. PERRY, FL.
Father & Son to do light and heavy yard
wore We also do rim work. Call Rodney ,
Clowns Clowns "Miles of Smiles
Balloons, Magic, Face Painting, Dancing
& Fun For All Ages. Available for Special
Events and Kids Birthday Parties. 578-
TREE REMOVAL & STUMP GRINDING
Lowest Rates Around, Free estimates,
Licensed & Insured. Call John at 584-
2027. No job to big or to small.
HOMEOWNERS & BUSINESSES
Nuisance wildlife & small animal trapping,
by licensed individual. Call Bennie at 850-
578-3132 or 850-672-0311.
Houses, decks, walk ways, just about
anything. Also, lawn mower repairs. Call
John at 223-1273 for quotes on any job.
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,
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.
Lindsey Tractor Service
Lawn Service, bush hogging, land
clearing, drive ways, tree trimming,
hauling, food plots, debree removal, etc...
Call 850-584-5193 or 850-838-4818
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WILKIE
GIBSON the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. Th'e
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names In which It was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 472, Year of Issuance
2001, Description of Property PARCEL
ONE (T) ACRE IN SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NW1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION
26, TOWNSHIP 4, SOUTH RANGE & EAST.
Name, In which assessed MRS. W.B. LEE
Said property -being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 20th day of
JUNE, 2005 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 16th day of May, 2005.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/1
NOTICE: LIEN SALE
Notice is hereby given to James Walker
2305 Bowden Ave. Perry, Florida 32348,
unless payment is mode on Unit 8-16
(Contents: household goods), contents
will be sold on the 7th day of June, 2005,
at Handy Rentals Self Storage, 900
Industrial Park Dr.. Perry, FL 32348.
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: June 21, 2005
Subject of Hearing: Workers'
Compensation -Return to Work Policy.
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TAYLOR
Continued from page B-2
in a cardiologist, Dr. Sulbaran to
assist in my care at the hospital.
He was wonderful and helped in
any way possible.
The second floor nurses and
housekeeping treated me like a
queen and were so sweet to my
husband. My needs were met in a.
timely manner and with respect. I
can't say enough about how sweet
Last but not least were Melissa
COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
ON THE ABOVE DATE FOR APPROVAL OF
SAID SUBJECT ITEM. THIS HEARING WILL BE
HELD AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND TO
EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS/CONCERNS. THE
PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 318 North Clark
Street. A copy of this policy may be
obtained from the Superintendent's
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15
and John from Home Respiratory
Solutions who always seem to
keep track of my whereabouts.
They came daily for visits and to
see if there was anything they
could do for me and my husband.
Words cannot express my
gratitude to all those who helped
me and continue to help with my
care. I will always be grateful and
our community should be grateful
that we have such wonderful
doctors and the staff who.represent
our hospital and community.
-Prestige Home Center
_The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
o: "DOUBiBLETALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
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S.Any New Horne Purchased from Prestige Homes,-.
I.ncludes FREE Delivery.& Set-Up...PERIOD!,i .
Ltt -_ --
Includes AC, Heat,
SNo Down Payment
S(60 Other Homes to
SEggs are Cheaper
So are Presti
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland
2 or 3 Bedroom
OR $275 mo
Skirting & Steps
in the Country,
; .; I Sign On Bonus
SEEbS EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS
IN YpUR AREA FOR LOCAL HAULING.
GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS
Perry Square 2030 S. Jefferson St. "
(850) -584-8144 OVER 140 STORES, SINCE 1949
*Subject to credit approval and a minimum credit rating score. Minimum '699 purchase required. Finance charges and optional insurance charges will accrue from date of purchase, but finance charges will be
rebated if the amount financed and any earned insurance charges are paid in full within 12 months of the purchase date. Delinquency in monthly payments beyond 30 days will result in forfeiture of no
interest promotion. Finance charges will vary by state. With approved credit Terms do not apply to prior purchases. Offer expires June 30, 200. See store for lull details. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for
special orders. Sale ends at closing on June 30, 2005.
- Sale held pursuant to Taylor County going out of business sale no._2005-1000 granted the 2nd day of May 2005.
'Treated like a queen'