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Fir ie Edition
June 8, 2005 Tree Capitl of' the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 23
$ 10 each
The Taylor County Health
Department will host a "Car Seat Day"
today (Wednesday), from 10 a.m. to 5
Car seats will be available for $10
each (only one seat per child). No
appointment necessary; parents are
asked to bring their children with them.
author John Archer
The Visiting Artist Series presented
by the Friends of the Taylor County
Public Library welcomes author John
Archer Sunday, June 12, at 3 p.m.
"Mr. Archer will speak about the
inspiration for his novel, Pegasus, and
answer questions about writing and
publishing," Library Director Pam
The Fnends will hold a brief meeting
preceding the program (from 2:30-3
A book-signing and refreshments
The 2005 Hurricane Survival Guide
for the Capital Area is now available
on-line. The guide contains important
hurricane preparedness information
as well as evacuation routes and
shelter locations. The guide can
be found by logging onto
Register now for
Registration is currently underway
for the new Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten (VPK) program, which
begins this coming school year.
VPK is a free, three-hour academic
program for all four-year-old children.
"Wrap around" care will be available.
"Also, if you have a child who will be
two, three or four years old by Sept. 1,
2005. please be sure to apply for'
services at Taylor County Pre-K for the
2005-06 school year," Director Sharon
"Items needed for eligibility include.
copies of your child's birth certificate,
Social Security cards for the
household and proof of income. Every
parent must fill out an application fo['
services. You can come by the front
office of Taylor County Pre-K, in the
rock building where. Taylor County
Elementary School was previously'
For more information, contact
Hathcock or Salena Mrotz at 838-2535
between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Perry Primary School will hold
kindergarten registration on Tuesdays
and Thursdays dunng the month of
June from 8:30-11:30 a.m. For more
information, please call 838-2506.
A member of Congressman Allen
Boyd's staff will be visiting Perry on
the second Wednesday of every.
month so the people of Taylor County
have the opportunity to personally:
The next visit is scheduled for today
(Wednesday) from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at'
the Supervisor of Elections office,
located on the second floor 'of the
As consortium 'expands search':
County wants power plant
While 'efforts to locate, a $1.4
billion dollar power plant in North
Florida have centered on Taylor
County, the electrical 'consortium
behind the project is now
expanding its search area.
This comes as the county
commission Monday night voted to
do all it could to bring the power
Jacksonville Electrical Authority
(JEA), working.with two other
Florida utilities, released a notice
Tuesday morning to land brokers
and property owners in 11 other
North Florida counties about its
search for a site to build the plant.
According to Taylor County
is low bid
The county announced at
Monday night's commission
meeting that it had received two
bids for Phase 1 of the Taylor
County Sports Complex:
The first, from Prince Inc., is for
$1.790,000. The firm is located in
Palmetto. The second bid is for
$1.367,488 from Slone and
Associates, located in Valdosta,
According to a schedule County
Administrator Buddy Humphries
presented the board in April, a.
notice of award will be issued
Friday. June 10.
A pre-construction :conference
will be held June 17.and a project
update based orn the, approved
construction schedule will be
presented to the board June 20.
Phase 1 construction' will
include: construction of U.S. 19
turn lanes, paved parking and
roadways, soccer fields, storm
water management facilities,
picnic pavilions, irrigation and site
lighting. The irrigation and
lighting will be installed by
MUSCO Lighting and Russell
Daniels Irrigation, respectively,
and the cost is not included ih this
Phase 1 will also include,
according to i the draft, a
maintenance building, a
concessions/restroom building and
an administrative building (which
is already on-site).
Unrelated to this bid, Taylor
County recently received a
$200,000 Florida Recreation
Development Assistance Program
(FRDRAP) grant from the
Department of Environmental
Protection Division of Parks and
Recreation for thd sports complex.
The grant will be used to construct
tennis courts, basketball courts,
restrooms, a picnic pavilion, a
playground and parking areas.
Economic Developer Rick Breer,
this is "because Foley Timber and
Land has not offered a price for the
preferred site after months of
Tn the release, the consortium
stated it is looking for a site 22C00-
2500 acres in size in the North
Florida area.that is predominantly
uplands and bordered b\ \wetlands,
The location i in the North Florida
area, but is not limited to Baker.
Union and Taylor counties.
Foley Vice President John
Morris said his company feels it
has a location that meets the
,"We took another look at it today
and feel a high percentage of it is
not wetlands," he said.
At Monday night's county
Commissioner Jack Brown
addressed the board.
"After careful consideration and
having reviewed all the
information and having talked to
people on both sides of the issue
and having done a lot of research
on the internet, I'd like to make a
motion that the board aggressively
pursue working with Foley Timber
and Land or any other landowners
and the electrical consortium in
bringing this electrical power plant
to Taylor County," he said.
Commissioner Clay Bethea
seconded the motion and it passed
Bethea asked Breer, who was in
attendance, "Is the Taylor County
Development Authority (TCDA);
getting all the help they need?"
"Yes," Breer said, "I think that
the action you are taking tonight in
getting the information to get a
$1.4 billion enterprise is the right
He also stated that the TCDA
would soon be able to provide
information to the community
regarding the project.
Breer said Tuesday his efforts
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By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI
Since she lived just four miles
from Keaton Beach--when the
coast was untamed and sparsely
populated--trips to town were an
"You'd leave around 4 a.m. and
the trip would take all day and
night. You wouldn't get home until
nine or 10 at night. They would
vwarm bricks and put them in the"
wagon to keep your feet warm
when you were leaving so early,"
recalls Milie Austin, who
celebrated her 102nd birthday on
"Daddy mostly went and picked
up supplies, going to town with' a
mule and wagon. Perry was a'very
small place then."
Austin's Taylor County roots run
deep, trading back to her pioneer
parents and-grandparents. '
,. Her father, Albert Lynn, was a
farmer by trade, raising cattle, hogs
"He sheared the sheep and sold
the wool. I can see him penning the
sheep up, catching them and
Shearing their coats. Me'and m'i
sister were regular tomboys and.
sometimes, if he w\as standing with
us, Daddy would let us shear a little
The eldest daughter of five,
brothers 'and sisters, Austin
attended Sandy Hill School
through the llth'grade.
While the rural classroom has
become an object of historical lore,
to Austin it remains in memory
simply "a little ole' country
She and her siblings walked to
school, "but if it was cold or
raining. Daddy would take us in
the wagon. He didn't let us miss a
school day if possible.
"I had a 'good childhood. Of
course we'had to work, but work is
good for you."
With five generations of children
and grandchildren to call her own,
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Everett is seeking
Dist. 4 re-election
Incumbent Doug Everett is District 4 representative.
seeking a second consecutive Everett was first elected to the
term as Perry City Council's council in 1989 and 'was re-
appointed to the position when his.
successor,. J T6m M oore died in
2001. He ran unopposed in 2001.,
"ha philosophN remains what it' z
has always been--putting people
first and politics second. I believe
in doing what's best for taxpayers,
being a good'steward of your tax
dollars and making sure you are,
not over-traed and ouerchargedyin.
fees," he said.
A local business operator with
Ware Oil & Supply Company Inc.,
Everett is married to the
S former Melissa Lockhart and has
two daughters, Ashley and
Suzan, and two sons, Michael and
City elections will be held
Doug Everett Tuesday, June 14..
Austin still remembers clearly her
own grandparents-including a
grandfather who was a Confederate
SAmong the stories passed down
through her grandparents is the tale
of her great grandmother and how
Indians killed one of her children.
"They had laid the baby on the
bed, asleep, and went to supper.
Indians came in and took the baby.
They found the baby outside by a
tree, dead, with a big red apple in
Henry Thomas Austin, who had
just been released from the service.
They were married in 1922 and
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A happier memory is one of a
dance thrown by her grandfather to
welcome home a halt-brother.
"Grandpa was a tall man and my
grandmother came up just about to
my shoulder. But I can remember
them dancing together. Momma
and Daddy.. the \hole family
dancing I remember that as good -
as if it happened last night."
Austin met the young man who
\was to be her husband in 1918, Milie Austi
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&ti~,.wheni-this.arra-tn',offt. S. Highway 19
4.et from thetire tracks that the vehicle
.eoSide: pf-tbe,,road::ih aritatterhpt to correct Its
i, tttrs' Mernol~fil-os'aital Emnergency Medical
,as',Ys Taylor County. Fire/Rescue. Officers with the
eip. haidhI;t o direct.traffic, until a'wrecker could
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'Pioneer past' comes to life
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Brown is named
Richard Brown has been
invited by the Board of
Directors to permanently serve
"as CED. at Doctors' Memorial
Hospital (DMH), and he has
The invitation was extended
after the board reviewed his nine
months' interim service to the
hospital, its medical staff and
employees, the board and
Brown is a senior healthcare
executive with a 33-year track
record in both not-for-profit and
Stating that he was "honored
to have been asked to stay on as
the permanent CEO," Brown
added, "I have been very
impressed with the numerous
people I have met and interacted
with during my nine months
here. There is a passion being
exhibited to support making the
hospital an institution that
everyone can be proud of. As I
have said from day-one, my
goal is to provide those
healthcare services at DMH that
can safely be provided here.
Citizens should not feel they
must travel 50-plus miles: one-
way to get healthcare.
"In addition, I must continue
to focus on strengthening the
financial condition of the
hospital and implement new
programs and services without
losing sight of our. main
mission--to treat those in need of
healthcare services with dignity.
compassion and in a timely
During Brown's initial tenure
wilh DMIH, he has:
coverage and services in the
--Started a cataract surgery
--RI.cruited a second surgeon
to the area.
He said he plans to implement
a "Fast Track" ER. program for
minor emergencies which will
be available every Friday,.
Saturday and Sunday from 4
p.m. to midnight.
TCHS senior portraits
Planned June 27 & 28
Senior portrays for the Taylor County High School (TCHS) of 2006
: ill be mad. by Presiige Portraiis of Litetouch Studios this summer.
Formal and informal portraits will be taken Monda. and Tuesday. June
S27 and 2.s. from 9 a m. to noon. and 1-4 p.m., in the TCHS
For more information. please call (S00) 308-0014.
Subject aives false ID
Routine traffic stop yields cocaine
A Perry man has been arrested
and placed in the Taylor County
Jail, after a routine traffic stop
Thursday, turned into a cocaine
According to Taylor County
Sheriff's Office Dep. Dale.
Tucker, a white Chevrolet truck
turned onto U. S. Hwy. 19, from
the Skylark Motel, when he
noticed the vehicle had no license
"Once the truck had stopped,"
Tucker said, "I explained to the
driver, later identified as Morris
Walker, 19, that I did not see a
license plate. Walker told me that
a temporary tag was in the rear
window, which had been tinted."
When Tucker asked Walker for
his license, he gave the officer the
name and birth date of another
"I asked Walker his Social
Security.number and he said he did
iot know it. I asked him for the
height on the license and he said
he did not know it.
"When I asked him who the
truck belonged to, he said that it
belonged to a friend of a friend,
but he did.not know the owner,"
When dispatch radioed with a
description of the person Walker
claimed to be, it was discovered
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that that person was only 5' 5."
Tucker said Walker is taller that he
is, "and I am 5' 11" tall.
"I looked at Walker, who was
continuously placing his right
hand in his pocket and asked him
if he had anything in his
possession that I needed to be
concerned with," Tucker said. "He
said he did not."
Tucker asked Walker to empty
his pockets so he "could pat him
down for safety reasons, and that
during the pat-down, he discovered
a medicine bottle which contained
an off-white substance, "which
appeared to be crack cocaine."
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Walker was also in possession
of a "sizeable" amount of U.S.
currency, which was seized, along
with the cocaine.
When TCSO dispatch made
contact with the registered owner
of the truck, she said that her
husband' had the.vehicle, but she
did not know where he was.
"I went to the Taylor County
Jail and made contact with
Walker," said Tucker, "and asked
him if he was allowed to use the
truck in trade for crack cocaine,
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will also include an option to
begin eminent domain proceedings
Brown then made' another
motion to send a letter to the
"appropriate representatives at
Foley Timber and Land and the
electrical consortium and say that
we, as a board, are for it and are
here to facilitate bringing this
This measure was also seconded
by Bethe'a and passed
Brown said Tuesday that he
Views the project as a "win-win"
situation for the community.
S "What a great opportunity for
Taylor County. You look at areas
in FlI.'ndja here there is a power
plant and you see that those areas
are the ones experiencing strong,
economic growth," 'Brown said.
He added that he considers the
coal-fired plant to be "clean
"I've thoroughly researched the
issue. There have been tremendous
environmental improvements over
the past 10 years. The plant
proposed for Taylor County is one
of the cleanest in the world," he
The North Florida Power
Project is expected to employ
some 1,500 personnel during the
'four years it will take to build the
plant and 150 full-time workers
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Caring for her grandchildren
'was a good job,' Austin said
PIONFER PAST Cnief among those are the "Be good to everybody and tre
Continued from page 1
settled near Athena. They later
moved to Carbur and then "down
south" for about nine years.
The family then returned to
Perry, making their home.
"between Perry and Hampton
The couple had five children,
with their firstborn--a girl--dying
one day shy of her one-month
"I lost the first one to measles. I
was taken with measles the night
she was born and she got sick
Only one of the four remaining
children is alive today.
"We raised four...all are gone
now, but one, my soif, Archie."
A homemaker, Austin said the
only work she "ever done was take
care of my grandchildren. I
thought it was a good job."
The smiling faces of those
children...surround Austin now,
bright reminders of the traditions
she has witnessed being passed
down generation to generation.'
Five generations: Milie Austin with son, Archie; grandson,
Rob; great grandson, Will; and great, great grandson, Hunter.
According to the release, annual
salaries for entry-level personnel
in technical and business fields are O P E
expected to be approximately AJD OP ENING
$30,000 with those in the highest.
skilled positions increasing to
professional and management
ositionscould range from (Now under'new management)
$75,000 to $125,000.
George Stamos addressed the
board Monday, expressing
concerns over environmental nk e B r pe ials
issues the plant would cause and :
urged that they consider nuclear FREE T-Ghirts
power as an alternative to coal.
Theft denied FREE Foo
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and Walker would only say thai 'I
did not steal the truck.'"
Walker was arrested jnd chargdl l
with felony possession of cocaine Julla's Place
with intent to sell, possession of
drug paraphernalia, driving while. 215 W. Hampton Springs Ave. 584-2959
license is suspended (knowingly), V Michael & Bobby Calhoun, owners
and giving false information to a
law enforcement officer.
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parents more than a century ago:
people like you want to be treated
Pete Nervina, Doctors' Memorial Hospital Auxiliary president, is pictured with
Emerald Perryman (left) and Jessica Cruce, recipients of the 2005--DMH
Auxiliary Nursing Scholarships. This volunteer auxiliary organization awards
two $500 scholarships annually to local high school seniors. Both girls are
scheduled to. attend North Florida Community College in the fall, to begin work
toward: their registered nursing degree.
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Complete dental care
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Limited large animal services
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Cross City, South 1/2 mile on SW 10th St.
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By -ppL-'iinimenr please
Linda Stoddard, DV.,M.
Hank Stoddard, D.V.M., D.T.V.M.
Jennifer McHale, D.V.M., MS
Amy Stone, D.V.M., PhD
The Odd Couple
A-4 The Taco Times 'June 8, 2005
planned for June 11th
Roberta Lott of Perry announces the engagement of her daughter,
Heather, to Bradley Grubbs, the son of Steve and Donna Grubbs of
Madison, and Karen Grubbs and Hardy Durden of Perry.
A June 11, 2005, wedding is planned at 7 p.m. in Evangel Christian
Fellowship. No formal invitations will be issued; all friends and relatives
are invited to attend.
Will pursue doctorate
Knowles graduates with high
honors from Jacksonville Univ.
'Heather Lott, Bradley Grubbs
SFriday deadline looms
near for Class of 1975
The clock is ticking for the 30-year reunion being planned by the C lass
of 1975. Organizers need to know by Friday, June 10, whether you t\ ill
be attending the June 25th dinner and dance at the Perry Woman's Club.
S Tickets are $40 a couple or $25 a person, and a R.S.V.P. (with check tor
Sthe appropriate amount) is requested by Friday to P.O. Box 48, Perr,. FL
32348. Please make check payable to Bish Clark, Shannon Hathcock or
I Spaces are still available for the June 27cruise. Please contact Sarah
Winters for details at 584-4267.
Date changed for NAACP
fashion and talent review
The date for the NAACP Fashion and Talent Show has been changed
from Sunday, June 12, to Sunday, June 19, at 5 p.m. All members are
asked to purchase a ticket; admission is $5. Contact Jenny Miller or
Bertha August for details at 584-347p or 584-2355.
The annual Poppell Reunion will be held Sunday, June 12, at Forest
Capital Park. Family members and friends are encouraged to gather
around 11 a.m.; lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring your favorite
Covered dishes; paper goods and drinks will be furnished. For more
information on the reunion, please call 584-2301 or 584-4091.
SIn case of rain, the reunion will be held in the fellowship hall of Shiloh
Primitive Baptist Church on Highway 221 North.
,. O It's \Your right...Go to the polls.
City Council District 5
Waxing, Cuts, Perm, Color, Hi-lights, Nails
Professional Body Piercing by Jeannie -
'Braiding & Weaving by Toni -
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Located above Sisters' Mercantile 223-1767
Hours: Tues.-Fri, 10:00 6:00, Saturdays 10-2
AA A s-r eA s A A00
Justin. Knowles recently
graduated magna cum laude with a
Bachelor of Science degree in
biology from Jacksonville
University (JU) where he
maintained at 3.74 grade point
ceremonies, Knowles received the*
University Council Award for
Outstanding Leadership. He was a
member, of the Student
Government Association and
served as Student Body President.
Knowles was also recognized as
the; Most Outstanding Student-
Athlete at JU where he was
captain of the Dolphin football
team for three years. 'He was
named First Team All-Conference
(tight end) his senior year.
Knowles also served as vice
president of Omicron Delta Kappa
National Leadership Honor
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bUt wedding anniversary
Ray and Gwendolyn Evans celebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary with a family dinner in Tallahassee. The couple
met at Taylor County High School in 1941 when both were
15. They were married in Jacksonville on June 2, 1945.
Their children are Cpl. Raymond Evans, USMC (deceased),
Sandra Oiler of Perry and Angela Helms of St. Augustine.
Their grandchildren are Leanne Griffin, John Hornbuckle
and Suzanne Scoggins.
Annuals veggies Daylilies Shrubs Century
Plants Palms Evergreens Fruits Chemicals
Deco Items Pots & Planters
Crepe Myrtles Trees Gingers Cactus Perennials
Selected Items Only
Blooms of Greenbriar, Inc.
(formerly Sheffield Nurseries)
400 W. Ash St. Perry, FI. (850) 584-2088
Hours: Tues. Sat. 8-6
Linda D. Wright
Christopher W. Willis
Jennifer Lee Andrews
Justin Davis Amman
'June 25, 2005
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Jennifer Leigh Hathcock
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July 16, 2005
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S Robin (Lilliott)
Sydney Ann born April 4
Girl due June 2005
Boy due July 2005
Boy due August 2005
Valerie & Lee Wiles
Boy due August 2005
"People befre Polifics
A-5 The Taco Times June 8,2005
Rotary Youth Camp seeks counselors for July
Rotary Youth Camp, an
overnight camp for children with
physical disabilities, is currently
seeking counselors for its 11th
The staff will report on July 10
and leave on July 23, with
campers attending July 13-22.
Completely free of charge for
campers, these summer sessions
provide participants with unique
activities which they otherwise
might not experience. Daily
activities include swimming, arts
and crafts, outdoor recreation and
group time together.
There is also a wide variety of
special nighttime events,
including a campout and a dance.'
The camp is offered for 35
campers, with each assigned to his
or her own counselor.
Rotary Youth Camp is held at
the Centenary Camp facilities,
about 11 miles west of Quincy.
Founded by local Rotary clubs,
the camp also receives aid from
churches and other charitable
Since the experience is provided
free to campers and a large number
of staff is necessary, organizers are
seeking additional funding to
counter rising costs. Please,
contact Leslie Smith at (850) 383-
1559, or e-mail at
Joyce Ellison and James Hiers
remind friends and relatives of
their wedding on Saturday, June
S11, at 2 p.m. in Faith Baptist
w^ 400 service
Continued from page A-4
Golden anniversary reception
The children of John T. and Grace Whitfield cordially invite
you to a reception in honor of their parents' 50th wedding
anniversary. The event will be held Saturday, June 11,
2005; at 2 p.m: in the fellowship hall of Lakeside Baptist
Church. No. invitations are being issued, but all friends and
relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests no
presents except your presence.
Society and was active in Tri-Beta
Biological Honor Society and
Baptist Collegiate Ministries.
While at JU, he performed more
than 400 hours of community:
service through volunteer work at
Shands Hospital in Jacksonville,
coaching youth baseball in Perry
and organizing a Kids Day event at
the university for underprivileged
Knowles will attend the
University of Florida College of
Pharmacy next fall to pursue a
Doctorate of Pharmacy. He is the
son of Mike and Debbie Knowles
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A-6 The Taco Times June 8, 2005
all stars open play this week
Three Perry all star teams will
Open post season play this week
-with five other local squads set to
play at various times over the next
Perry's 7 and 8-year-old Rookie
All Stars travel to Lake City
- The Perry Gulf Coast Bashers
.12-under baseball team won the
rMemorial Day Bash at the Beach
-Tournament held recently in
Panama City Beach.
The Bashers went undefeated
-(5-0) to capture the title, which
;featured teams from Alabama,
jGeorgia, Florida and Tennessee.
SIn their first game, the Bashers
banged out 13 hits, defeating the
'Dothan Naturals 12-7. Kyle
Brooks started on the mount and
,pitched well, picking up the win'.'
sTom Watson pitched the final
Leading hitters for the Bashers
-were Casey Eddinger (4-4)
,including a homerun and two
doubles, Morgan Pelt (2-3) with
two doubles, Caleb Padgett (2-3)
,with a double and William
,The Bashers continued their hot
hitting in the second game with 11
hits in an 8-6 win over Panama
SCity Crush. Josh Wells pitched the
first three innings to gain the win
while Hunter Barfield tossed the
Final three for the save.
STop hitters were Eddinger (3-3);
Barfield (2-2), Padgett (2-3), Beau
SRodgers (2-3) and Wentworth (2-
Sunday saw the Bashers win
three straight in the heat of the day
to capture the title.
In the first game, the Bashers
edged the Fayetteville Cubs 6-5.
Brooks Threx\ tiwo solid innings'
and was relieved by Wentworth
who pitched three more before
Eddinger came, in to close the
gamein the sixth.
Top hitters were Rodgers (2-3),
Lamar Hatchcock (1-1), Wells (1-
1) and Barfield (1-2) who had the
game-winning hit in the bottom of
SIn its second game Sunday, the
-Bashers battled the Panama City
Crush in a- rematch, winning in
:.their last at-bat 10-9.
STop hitters were Barfield (3-4),
Wells (3-4, including the game
winner in the sixth), Pelt (2-3) and
Thursday for a 4 p.m. contest
against Orange Park.
The Lake City tournament is a
state qualifier involving 36 teams
competing in six brackets. The
winner of each bracket will
advance to the state tournament to
In the title game the Bashers
defeated the Montgomery Lil'
Biscuits 2-1 in a pitchers' duel.
Wells pitched five strong
innings allowing only one run on
be played next month.
A win over Orange Park would
put Perry in a 7 p.m. game against
Okaheelee. A loss drops them into
the losers' bracket of the double
elimination tourney and a 2:30
p.m..game on Friday.
six hits. Eddinger came in to strike
out the side in the final inning.
Basher Head Coach Reggie
Wentworth said the effort by the
Perry team was one of the
highlights during his years of
Perry's 9-year-old all stars travel
to Madison Friday for a 1 p.m.
game against Wakulla. Madison is
hosting this year's three- team
A win advances the local team
to a 5 p.m. Friday contest.while a
coaching the same bunch of kids.
Assisting Wentworth with the
coaching duties were Brian
Barfield and Marvin Brooks.
Team sponsors were Mark and
The "Green Machine" won the Miss Perry fast pitch softball league recently, going undefeated
on the season. Team members included, front row (left to right): Brandi Moore, Meagan Lott,
Kalsee Tuten, Shelby Blue and Alysori Riley. Middle row: Emalee Shaw, Sarah Meacham,
Hannah Valentine, Cassidy Stephens, Holly Eakins and LeMaya Pridgeon. Back rrow: Coach
Dewayne Valentine. Head Coach Grady Newberry and Coach Danny Eakins. Not pictured is
Sammantha Lukens. The team was sponsored by Riley Metal Sheeting, Inc.
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loss puts them in the losers'
bracket with their next game set
for 11 a.m. Saturday.
Perry's 10-year-old squad is also
in district play this week in
Madison. The 10s are slated to
open play against Madison at 3
p.m. Friday in the three-team
A win will pit them against
Wakulla at 7 p.m Friday while a
loss drops them to a 1:30 p.m.
losers' bracket game on Saturday.
Two other teams, Perry's 11-
year-old squad and the 15-under
team, begin play next week while
the 12-year-old team travels to
Monticello June 23 for its district
Perry's 13-year-olds by-pass
district play since they will be
hosting the state tournament here
July 14-18 and get an automatic
The local 17-under all stars
began their regular season this
week and will compete in the
state's northern division
tournament beginning July 7 in
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Eastern Star announces anniversary
By B.D. WILLIAMS held at 11 a.m. at Antioch annual anniversary services Masonic family are invited along
P R t at committee Missionary Ba tist Church Sunday June 12, at 3 p.m. at with a city-wide invitation to all.
I i e r Yrayerl ered U 1ILU
and others of First Bethlehem
Association's Women Department
"will meet Saturday, June 11, at 10
a.m. at the Senior Center in
Vacation Bible School is being
held this week, June 6 through 11,
at New Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church. A city-wide
.invitation is extended.
:i There were'many out-of-town
-. relatives and friends here Saturday,
June 4, attending the funeral
services of Charles L. Holmes
Anthony Maiullo II
Anthony Maiullo I
Anthony "Tony" Maiullo II, 59,
died June 3, 2005, at Tallahassee
A native of Boston, Mass., he
had lived in Keaton Beach for the
past six years, having moved here
from Suwannee County. He was a
member of the Catholic Church of
the Immaculate Conception in-
Perry and a member of the Lady
Keaton and Yellow Rose fishing
teams out of Keaton Beach.
He was honorably discharged
from the U.S. Air Force, having
served 18 months in the 173rd
Airborne in Vietnam, where he
received three Purple Hearts with
'the 1st OLC, the National Defense
Service Medal, the Vietnam
Service Medal, Vietnamese
Campaign Medal with Device,
Parachutist Badge, Air .Medal,
Combat Infantryman Badge,
Bronze Star and an Expert Badge
on the M-14 rifle.
He was preceded in death by his
.parents. Joseph A. Maiullo II and
the late former Muriel O'Conner,
and a daughter, Audra Marie
He is survived by his wife of 28
years, Rene Maiullo, a son, A. J.
:Maiullo, and a daughter, Felicia
S,* Please see page 8
The George Kerr Eastern Star
Chapter 125 will be celebrating its
New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist
Church. The Heroines and the
Southland sings here
'Beach' goes to school
Vacation Bible School will be held at Blue Creek Baptist Church at
Keaton Beach June 13-17 with classes from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
"For five days of Bible teaching, good food and fun crafts, joins us at
Blue Creek for a Beach Blast," organizers urge.
For more information, please contact 578-2364 or 838-2674.
Church observes Women's Day
The ladies of Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church invite the community
to their Women's Day program on June 12 at 5 p.m. Speaker for the
occasion will be Janet (Hughes) Williams.
The Women's Day-2005 Committee invites everyone to "join us for a
Sunday afternoon of spirit-filled worship and praise."
Southland performs at Church of God
Southland Gospel Quartet will perform at Perry Church of God on
Sunday, June 12, at 11 a.m. From Old Town, this quartet's signature is
"smooth harmy and vocal blendings through a message of hope and
encouragement." Pastor Robert Kirkland invites the public to attend.
A caring and loving father,
decorated Vietnam veteran,
bad to the bone fisherman,
die hard hunter,
a wonderful inspiration to those
that knew him,
and the best man in our lives.
You'll be in our hearts forever.
Rene, A.J. and Felicia (Daddy's little girl)
Enjoy your freedom and
exercise your right to attend
the church of your choice.
Golf and tennis, ,
are in the air!
Cindy Geick, PT
These sports may be considered a
relatively low-irrpacl spor however, the
golf and tennis swing idoe- place unique
stresses on the body rh3 viren done
repetitively can lead to physical injury. But,
with proper conditioning before you hit the
course or court, you may prevent a painful
situation that might otherwise je:opro iz
an active season.
Playing arnd pra:iicing:l q I .alnd Ienris 15
not enough lo qel into "g'll,'lenrirs shape?
In faci, ire body mechanic muscles arnd
motions used in a typi.a3 round fl goll or
tennis machn are c:ojmparabie to oilher
sports Ihal require spe '.li Irarnin
The most common golf and tennis injuries
involve the back, shoulder, elbow and
wrist. Many of these injuries could be
avoided or minimized it i glers or tennis
players participated in a'regulartotal-body
conditioning program that should include
aerobic, strengthening and flexibility
Spending hours on the course or court
requires endurance. Thirty minutes of
cardiovascular activity done at least three
to four times a week will sufficiently
increase endurance levels. Walking,
jogging, swimming and cycling are
examples of activities -hatl wor. the large
muscle groups in the body and will improve
Heart and lung function.
The golf or tennis swing is a dynamic,.
physical movement involving many major
muscle groups. Golfers and tennis
erithusuia3 s should iocus on strengthening
the.-mdscld4 Ir inle-owef'back, hips
shoulders, and abdomen where much ol
the swing rotation occurs. Powerful
abdominal muscles help to improve
posture and keep the torso stable
throughout the movement thereby
reducing the strain on the back and
Great flexibility helps the body to move
through the entire range of motion of the
golf and tennis swing with ease. A daily
stretching program should incorporate the
neck, back, shoulders, arms, and wrists.
It is equally important to include lower body
stretches, as well.
Overall, improving your physical condition
will not only reduce the risk of sustaining
an injury, but, as many professional golfers
and tennis players have'come to realize,
your efforts may actually lead to improved
For more information about TOSPT or how
physical therapy can help you improve
your game, call Cindy Geick, P.T. at 850-
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June 7, 2005
God Knew Mother
God picked you out from all the rest,
because He knew you would be the best.
He picked just you, and not any other
To be the one, to be our mother.
He knew we would need someone strong
to guide us through our life along.
God knew your patient, tender love
and sent us you from Heaven above.
From all of your children,
grandchildren and great grandchildren
k^^^^ ^^3^p-^@i^SsaiS0^^ ^
Hazel S. Williams
In Our Hearts
lie thought of (vou witi
But that is nothing new:
l'e thou tght about y'o
And days before that too.
t'e think otf ou in silence
lWe often speak your
Now all wie have is
And your picture in a
Your memory is our
Witl which we'll never
God has you in His
We have you in our heart.
S & Children
In Remembrance -
Tillman R. Clak
Dec. 17,1916 June 7,1999
I Saw You
Beyond all the sorrow and pain,
I walked down memory lane.
As the scenes before me unfolded,
I could see how your life
had been molded.
I saw you,
As a young boy behind a mule--
and a plow,
Then walking away because you
knew, Life had to be better
I saw you,
As an infantryman then as a
prisoner of war,
While fighting for your country,
On foreign soil!
I saw you,
As you vowed hardships your loved
ones would never feel.
Because for you this had been
I saw you,
At work and at play,,
Loving your family and life with us,
Each and every dayl t
I saw you,
As your body grew tired,
And closed its eyes, gaining peace.
To sleep the sleep of sweet release
I saw you,
As I walked beyond all this sorrow
I realized that you are not really
gone, for on memory lane,
you live on!
Until we meet again,
Irene, L.C. and Christine A
A active in Volunteer city government
Understands community needs
Good working knowledge of city government
Unique perspective of city issues
Sensible in fiscal management
T totally committed to the needs of city residents
I will serve the community and
make a difference.
Pol. adv. paid for and approved by Charles August, for City Council Bistrict 4
Vacation Bible School
Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Classes begin at 6:00 p.m.
(3 years old adult classes)
Southside Baptist Church
673 Plantation Rd. 584-7633
S Gary French, pastor
What: Vacation Bible School
When: June 13-17 *6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Faith Baptist Church
Who: Kids ages 2 to 12
Transportation wil/lbe provided
A FREE Supper will be served.
1439 US Highway 19 N. 584-2980
Just south of the city limits sign Brother Paul Nawlin, pastor
SThe Taco Times June 8, 2005
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Continued from page 7
Maiullo, all of Keaton Beach, two
brothers, Joseph A. Maiullo III of
Dearborn, Mich., and William A.
Maiullo of Pittsburgh, Penn.; and
one sister, Diana Maiullo
Greenwood of St. Clair Shores,
Mich.; and a host of nieces and
Memorial services will be held
Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at
Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception. Interment
will follow at Bushnell National
Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be
made to: Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception, 2750 S.
Byron Butler Pkwy., Perry, FL
Workouts begin Monday
Continued from page 1.
receipts and.the school board helps
Fund a certain part, but we've got a
need for some repairs and
replacements now," he added.
"We're going to chip away at all
the little things that have slipped
through the cracks andCcome up
I oremembran ce and honor with a plan to fix it."
emem dance and honor Harris said that "looking good
O7'0n Saturday, May 21, the Taylor County Sons of Confederate won't win games,,but the athletes
Veterans (SCV) raised an 8' x 12' Confederate Battle flag at will take pride with good
fie corner of U.S. 19 and Andrew Reams Road. The flag is the equipment. It's things like that
flrgest raised so far by the group, which has put up five flags which makes me proud, and if I'm
--r-und the county. SCV is a hereditary organization made up proud, my boys will be proud."
Harris added that. several student
of men whose ancestors were'Confederate Soldiers. The group athletes ad stopped by his ofce
said it has raised these flags in remembrance and honor of athletduring hadis fist morningpped byad his office
Confederate veterans--southern soldiers who fought to was happy with what he saw.
: tect their families and homeland, and for the honorable "We've got some'big boys in
cause of independence and states' rights., The charge of the Taylor County," he said, grinning.
ins of' Confederate Veterans was delivered by Lt. Gen. "From what I've seen so far, I
B-,phen D. Lee April 25, 1906, in New Orleans, La., in which really believe we can resurrect this
56- stated: "To you, Sons of Confederate -Veterans, W6 will program and take it back to the
-ammit the vindication ofthe cause for which we fought. To prominence that it once had in the.
Pjur strength will be given the defense of the Confederate past, and deserves to have.again."
Bldier's good name, the guardianship of his. history, the Harris said he wants to begin
simulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles workouts for potential football
Which he loved and which you love also,'and those ideals which "I want students who will be'in
M ade him glorious and which you also cherish." Anyone. grades 9-12 to come join us and
itRerested in membership may call (850)584-5346 or begin preparation for summer
.a50)584-71 01. conditioning. We will be holding
Sf workouts in the mornings and
Evenings, from 7 to 9 a.m. and 6
earh is on for festival to 8 p.m., NMonday through
r_0ya ItV ca'' 584-TREE Normallyj I would just:'hold
S- straight practices at the time of
S-Efforts are currently under"jav to contact all former Miss Florida Forest my choice, but. since we missed
Festival queens and Jr. Miss title holders, as well as former festival Little spring practice, a lot of the boys
I ngs and Little Queens, will have taken jobs or have other
z If you are a member of the "festival royalty" family, please contact the things on their agenda.
festival office at (850) 584-8733. "That's why I'm giving :hem
- The 50th annual Florida Forest Festival will be held Oct. 21 and 22. the opportunity to come in the
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mornings or evenings. It's up to
them, at this point, but I want
them to be there." he added.
Harris said he really wanted to
place an emphasis( on weight
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Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements.
Tonie W. McDaniel
Tonie W. McDaniel, 85, died
June 2, 2005.
Born April 14, 1920, she was a
member of the Church of Christ
in Loganville, Ga.
She was preceded in death by a
grandson, Robbie Nowlin; a
sister, Naomi Craver; and her
parents, Mamie and Arthur Noble.
Survivors include: nine children,
Linda Jones of Blue Ridge, Ga.;
Barbara McDaniel of Atlanta, Ga.,.
Judy Nowlin of Perry; Michael
McDaniel, Don McDaniel and
Coleen McConnell, all of
Lawrenceville, Ga., Roger
McDaniel of Conyers, Ga.,
Rhonda Whitaker of Loganville,
Ga., and Arthur McDaniel; 16
grandchildren; and 19 great
Memorial services were held
Sunday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at the
Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim
Stewart Funeral Home with
Martin Broadwell officiating.
A private inurnment will be
held at a later date at Gwinnett
Memorial Park in Lawrenceville.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Embracing
Hospice Care, 2160 Fountain
Drive, Snellville, Ga. 30078.
Memorial services for Herman
Knight will be held Saturday, June
11, at 3 p.m. at the hohre of
David Knight, 2199 E. Ellison
She was pre<
husband and a
and is survived
Jayson Holley o:
"we nee to de tme strongest wc Cherie Holley
an be. A strong athlete is less Verna Raulerson Holley' Olin,
ikely to get hurt, and that's what Holley Chanda Holley '
ye need to stay in the big games," Verna R. Holley, 89, a resident Snell, Kelli Ann
le said. of Perry, died June 4, 2005, in Lisa Meierhenr
"What it all boils down to," Ocala. grandchildren; ai
[arris added, "is that I'm excited Mrs. Holley was born in Mayo, and nephews.
bout the prospect of leading this the. daughter of the late Stephen Graveside serv
eam all, the way. It's what the Raulerson Sr. and Ellen Weaver p.m. on June
community deserves; it's what the Raulerson. She moved to Carbur, Cemetery in Pe
school deserves; and it's absolutely a community in Taylor County, members receivil
,hat the athletes deserve. They're and attended schools at Carbur and until 11 a.m.
he ones out their giving it their Foley, as well.as Taylor County Funeral Home
ll." High School. She married JA.A charge of arrange
Dora the Explorer,
high heeled shoes & yipstick
Happy 2nd Birthday
June 9, 2005
A lil woman with a lot of class
deceased by her
son, Bob Holley,
by two children,
f Periy and Diana
ry of Ocala; eight
Will, Jodie Holley
e Meierhenry and
y Wine; 15 great
nd a host of nieces
ices were held at 1
6 at Woodlawn
jerry with family
ng friends from 10
at Joe P. Burns
which was in
Mommy, Daddy, grandparents, aunts, your brothers ,
Lil Pot, Shamir & Sister Diamond
,' ,, e
(Jake) Holley on Jan. 28, 1934,
and moved to Tavares, Lake Worth
and Miami before returning to
Taylor County in 1937.
In 1943, she and her husband
moved to Hampton, Fla., and
worked at Camp Blanding during
World War II. They moved back
to Taylor County, established and
operated Holley Plumbing for
several years. In 1968, she
purchased and operated Perry
Florist until 1979 when she went
into semi-retirement. During her
retirement, she worked for four
travel agencies for several years.
Mrs. Holley was a past member
of the Perry Woman's Club, Perry
Garden Club and was a charter
member of the Perry Elks Club
auxiliary. She was a past member
of the Business and Professional.
Women's Club, and was also'a
cradle roll member of the United
',i-ivets Post 20, ladles auxilliary
and 'Sdns of AMVETS meel 3rd
tuesday of each month, pm n t 2499
'.Woods Creek Road
r;.American Legion, Steinhatchee
-fbQst 291, fourth Tues 8 p ,iT
1*,' Alcoholics Anonymous meetings arc
.ed Tuesdays, Friday; and Saluidays
closed 8 p m at Herlage House on
AWshington Street, across from public
hibary. and another AA group who meets
ond-ays Wednesdays and Thursdays
Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy
W.West.acioss from the BP siaiion at 8
-41L-ANON, St James Episcopal
ch (in library, Wednesdays 12 noon
l:p.m, 84-21416 Thursdays at 6 30
,eginrners meeting with regular
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heWay: Christ centered recovery
'pivmeets on Fridays at 7 p m at
nty-House ,n Hwy 98 W. across
S. a Sation Open to alcoholics,
s, family members and friends
RP: last Wed 10 am at First
rt Advisory .Commission. 4nth
,.2 rloon, Perry-Foley Airport,
n'6rc;'an Legibn Post #96 st-'.
Sp,m American Legion Hall,
Bend Hospice Advisory.
cil:-4th Tues. roon 107 East
er of Commerce: third Thurs.,
TTchamber board room
it Council: 2nd and 4th Tues at
:Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th '-
itp.,.mmain hanger at airport
fity Commission: first Mon. and:
-ues- at 6 pm courthouse annex
ribetes classes every Tuesday, 2'
AMU Alumni Chapter, second
:,7 pm Jerkins Center
,erry Masonic Lodge 123, meets
-'id third Monday nights, 7 30 p m -
Itidl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs.,
0 pa Scout Hut
S' .afthy Start Coalition: louh Mon ,
,l,;'a lor County School District..
ig.tiveOff ice Complex
sltorl6cal Society: open Thursday''
t 1-5 p.m '
.Educators League of Perry :
LP)'. second Thurs., 1:30 p.m ,
1Fst Capital Hall. 584-8553 or 584.-':
,.uane Society of Taylor County,
fiedesday, 6.p m. Forest Capital.
4',-.Juvenile Justice Council: third
h5rs9,. 9am at Juvenile Justice Office,
- .1'.S 'Jefferson
,-.aylor Coastal Communities.
;lss'bCibti'on meets each 2nd Tuesday of.:
Itonth. 7 p.m at the Keaton. Beach Hot
Ki.Wiw anis Club: Wednesdays. noon,:
..iM'VfcStrae~l Cale--r --. -----.
'. ha Leche League International: 2nd
1_ed., 10.30 a m Taylor County Public
.''LaIdy Elks: second Thurs, 8 p m.
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
;each month Perry!Taylor County
SChamber of Commerce at noon
-'_ Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
,ihird FriVCall 584-3826
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd.
i4th Sal. 7 pm Tribal grounds,
i "ya n Hendry Road
uskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st
ocs Anonymous: Wednesdays,.
a, 1O260'W. Hwy 98 at Serenity'
re (dirt road across from BP Station):'
se are'open meetings to those.
rested in addiction Call 223-0036.
SSaturdays, 10 30 a.m.--open
n i g. ::
-AACP: 2nd Sun, 6 pm., New'
ffiMssionary Baptist Church
l;Wild' Turkey Federation
-jne Drummers), holds open
t"'fi'rst Thursday. Golden Corral,
iilnist Club: Thurs., noon.at
es Mainstreer -Cafe
Srfygarden Club: third Wed,.10
E(lks Lodge: Tues., 8p m. 4
ry Lodge #187: 1st. 3rd Wed 7
Masonic Hall .
i:..Perry Lodge 123, F&AM first and
';lid Monday nights, 7 30 p m
S Mrny ..Woman's Club 2nd Wed,,
p May, subject to change)
Sine'Clb: 4th Thurs, 7 p m.
e on 'Counney Road)
kt litnih Board: 1st Thurs, 6 pm
rodse annex (old post office).
4. H blican Pairty of Taylor County:
oid 'Thursdy of every month at
rtber of Commerce. E-mail Tommie.
ilnrid..atl email@example.com or'
'Club:.:Tues ,-noon at B. J.!s
Sh ol .Board: .1st and.3rd Tues. 7
IAE distribution: 4th Sat., 10 a.m,
!ial.$ecurity: iepresenlatbves, 2nd
,;B'30a.in.'o !12 noon courthouse
aS'6ns of Confederate Veterans ,
fdurth Tuesday at VFW Post on
anter Street, 7 pm For location, call
'.Taylor AdulLRrogram (TAP): Thurs
a.m;., 5b02 N. Center Street. 223-0393, .
.-Taylor Coastal Water and' Sewer:
3'&W'ed at 18820 Beach Road 5.p m.
-Taylor,County Task Force Against
'p'Bestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 4h
y.*Wed, 12'noon at Joyce's Mainstreet
:Gf'. e. .
.iTaylor County Democratic Party'
Vets- the. third Monday. 7 p.m. at the
'6Ilden Corral Call 684-9656 or 584-
I f Ior .Development Council: 2nd
laylor County Development
jty: 2nd Mon ,5 o.m. at Chamber.
S-aylor County Historical Society:,
P'iMon.;. 7 p m. Historical Society
yaylor County Horseman's
S clation Horse Show: 2nd Sat, 10
Arl a located on Bishop. Blvd.
orCounty Leadership Counol;
h 'Friday, 7 p m.. Jerkins.
nPt #9225: 2nd Tues, pr
S' gi6 building .
featured Thursday e
r B-1 The Taco Times June-8, 2005
Harrison to be spotlighted
Th, FI..;.rida Librar, Yo.uthh
Pr...ir.mni it the T1',, hr Couiii',
Ful.litc Lihrjr', teaiurce Florida
CrjcL.er Stor', tellr Bulch Harri;on
this ThurJda',. junc '. at 3 p m
Harnrs.in rl'.E up near the 'c',an
in Florida and has '.'.ri.rl-d in the
Florida E.Lerl.ades a. Jin irboai
guide and photi'lirpher. He has.
,se.red as ,i rel'ocir:on speci.li's for
donmestic and ei 'ii"c animals and
h ai' fishd the 'i aters surrounding
"He can spin a yarn about the
real Florida and tell stories of
Florida's history, what it means to
be a Florida Cracker and what
Florida was like before it was
fully settled. He tells about some
of the people and animals he has
met," Children's Librarian
Suezette Stephens said.
Harrison has been a featured
storyteller at the Florida Forest
Festival for the past two years and ;
has performed at many schools,
festivals and locations throughout -
"Don't miss this part of 'Read
Around Florida' this summer-.:
happening at the public library."
Summer reading programs are
scheduled for each Tuesday at
5:30 p.m. and on Thursdays at
10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tuttle is featured
The International Biographical
Centre of Cambridge, England has
announced that Donna L. Tuttle
IOM, of Perry, has been elected to
membership in The International
Order of Merit, an honor strictly
limited to 500 persons world-wide.
Tuttle has been featured in various
Who's Who's, published by the
IBC during the last few years.
Membership is conferred solely
by the personal invitation of the
director general on behalf of the
entire board of the Centre. Only
one in 60 men and women
considered for the honor actually.,
Each member is awarded a
jeweled insignia, with ribbon for
wearing on formal occasions; a "
scripted, by hand, illuminated:
testimonial on parchment, bearing-:i
a personal citation and photograph,.
of the member; a the right to use
the letters IOM as a suffix to the
to begin June 27
Giving to the cause
Mark Southerland, of South House, recently donated $1,000 to the American Eagle Fund
which the Perry Police Department is sponsoring as a memorial at Veterans Park. For
information on future fundraising events, please call Lavonne or Jennifer at 584-5121.
Whether you want to start a new
career, expand your current job
skills or further your education,
now is: a great time to enroll at
North Florida Community
College. The next round of
summer classes begins June 27
and fall courses begin Aug. 22.
Academic advisors are available
to assist with course selection and
career planning. Call or stop by.
The admission and enrollment
process is easy.
Summer and fall course
schedules are available online at
www.nfcc.edu or by contacting
NFCC Enrollment Services at
Identity theft affects children
Identity theft is not just for
adults. Offenses against children
are on the nrse. and a UIni\ ersiit of
Florida consumer education expert
says the problem can actually be
worse for 'lounger victims
"Manv parents don't realize that
child identity theft exists. which h
means the crime often goes
undetected for years," said Nlri
Harrison. a professor vith LiF's
Institute of Food and .AAricultural
"Parents need to kno',. how. to
recognize child identatt theft
because early discover, can greatly[
reduce the impact on victims she
said "If the crime is reported
prompil\. the thief has less time
to run up debt, and authoritie-
hae a better chance of finding
For children under IS. the
number of identity theft
complaints reported to the Li S
Federal Trade Commission
increased b\ more than half
between 2003 and 2004 from
about 6,4l00 cases to .Si'i At
the same time, the percentage of
child victimss among all identity
theft cases increased from 3 to 4
In some respects, identiil
thieves treat personal data from
children and adults the same wa,.
Harrison said Most often, they
use stolen information to conduct
fraudulent financial transactions.
though they sometimes use it to
obtain government documents
such as driver's licenses, or gile it
to police w hen stopped or charged
\with a crime.
But v\ hen it comes to credit card
fraud, child identity theft differs in
an important respect: Thie'.es
necessarily create new credit
accounts for child victims,
n whereas most cases of adult
identity theft involve existing
accounts, she said. That can make
the crime worse for child t victims
According to a 22003 FTC
survey, victims of new account
fraud spend four times as much
time and almost fi'.e times as
much money clearing their records
compared it th victims \\ ho had
onl, existing accounts accessed.
victims of ne'.' account fraud are
also far more likely to encounter
other problems, such as denial of
credit. loss of utility or phone
ser. icc and criminal investigation
Safeguarding a child's identity
requires many of the same
precaultlons parents should take for
themselves but \ith a fe\i twists.
Preschool-age children are
unlikely\ to be approached bb
scammers, so parents must bear
the burden of protecting
documents and other information.
she said Parents should a oid
carrying their child's Social
Sccuritn card, and should complain
if their child's school uses Social
Security numbers to identify
For older children, the
popularity of personal computers
in humes and schools creates a
risk they ill be victimizedd b.
Internei seams such as "phishing."
"Een bright children ho are
ver\ computer-sa\ ', mas not
understand the dangers of being
too free %\iih their personal
information." she said.
Harrison recommends that
parents monitor their children's
Internet use. talk to their kids
about identity theft and tell them
what information they\ should and
should not share % ith others
Parents should also monitor
incoming mail for children of all
ages because credit card offers or
e',en debt collection notices can
indicate credit activity[ is taking
place already. said Linda Fole' of
the Identii\ Theft Resource
Center, a nonprofit organization
based in San Diego, Calif
"Getting a credit card offtter
addressed to \our child does not
necessarily, mean there's a
problem." Fole\ said. "If ou ha\e
opened a bank account or a
frequent flyer card in \our child's
name. your child ma', receive
ma.ss-maitings from credit
affiliates. Parents should call the
company\ that has the child's
information to see if they're on a
Recei\ ing debt collection
notices in sour child's name is a
much more serious indication that
\our child's information is being
misused, and warrants checking
the child's credit report v'. ii the
three major credit reporting
agencies Experian. TransUnion
and Equtfa.. she said
Harrison said parents should
consider checking their children's
credit reports every year. especially
rf the. suspect their personal
information has been
"Ordenng an annual credit report
for \our child increases the
likelihood you will uncover child
identity theft in a timely fashion,"
she said. "If no credit accounts
have been established in your
child's name, the credit agencies
wIll inform you that your child
does not ha% e a credit report."
A ne\w federal law will make
free credit reports available to
residents of Southeastern states on
June 1 The lav provides for a
gradual roll-out of this beneftt:
\est Coast consumers \were the
first to gain access.
Parents who discover evidence
of child identity theft should
immediately report fraudulent
act\ity to one of the three major
credit reporting agencies and ask
that a fraud alert be placed on the
child's credit record, she said.
Parents should also contact any
creditors listed in the child's credit
report and file a police report.
Harrison said it is vital for
parents of child victims to
understand the seriousness of this
cnme and take action promptly.
"A person's credit score is
becoming so important now not
just for getting credit, but also for
obtaining insurance, finding
housing, and applying for jobs,"
she said. "ID theft can have a very
Further resources for victims of
NFCC is located off U.S.
Highway 90 in Madison. Summer
hours are Monday through
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(open Fridays beginning Aug. 19).
For more information, contact
Enrollment Services at (850) 973-
1654 or visit www.nfcc.edu.
identity theft can be found at the
ITRC"s Web site at
Free annual credit reports can b;
ordered by phone at (877) 322
8228, or online at
k ? .' ret .r f
Passing the gavel
Bruce Foster (left) passes the gavel to the new commander
of AMVETS Post 20, Robert "Mo" Morrison. Foster had been
the post's commander for the past three years. AMVETS meet.
every third Tuesday at their post, located at 2499 Wocds
Workshop scheduled June 29
The Taylor County Small Business Outreach Center, housed at the
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that a Small Business Customer
Service Workshop will be held June 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Golden Corral Restaurant.
Lunch is complimentary.
Registration for this event will cost $15 for chamber members and $25
for non-chamber members.
To learn more about this workshop or to pre-register, please call the
chamber office at 584-5366.
B-2 The Taco Times
June 8, 2005
Letters to the Editor
Baseball boosters recognize supporters
On behalf of the Taylor County
Baseball Boosters Club, we would
like to take this opportunity to
.recognize and thank certain
businesses/people for their
ongoing support to the youth of
On May 10, 2005 the Booster
Club hosted an Awards Banquet
for the Varsity & Junior Varsity
baseball teams. In planning this
banquet, members of the Booster
Club solicited gifts from several
local businesses to be presented to
each individual player. These gifts
were in recognition of their
discipline, and dedication to the
sport and team. The, following
were donors to this event:
Wilson's Bait and Tackle; Wal-
Mart; Michelle's Bull Pen;
Rebecca's Gold and Gifts;
Reflections Salon, Tonya Holton;
Erin's Nails; Attitudes Salon,
Alana Massey; Cribb's and Sons
Tire; NAPA; Rosehead's Junction;
McClellan's; Yarbrough Tire;
Burger King; Subway; Pouncey's;
CDI, Benji Tuten and Mike
Mincy; Rick Olcott; Cherie's
Total Body Care & Glenda; New
Dimensions Gym; Sister's
Mercantile; Ward International;
Cashway Building Products;
Debbie's Jewels; Susan Hathcock;
Domino's Pizza; Ragan's Ace
Hardware; Citizen's Bank .Of
Perry; United Welding; Goodman's
. Brbecue; and Rjatiff Survey.
We hope and trust that in the
future the continued support of the
community will be appreciated by
For the latest news from the
varsity and junior. varsity teams,
visit their web site at:
X`vi.\ iavlorcounlObaseball corn.
Taylor County Baseball
Steinhatchee writer asks again...
Dear Editor: property, pay taxes and are shot at life than they had. They
There are dozens of young- eligible to vote. They are working cannot buy expensive boats and
couples in Steinhatchee who are five or'six days per week in an save ,for their children's college
raising a family. They own effort to give their children a better education. Most of them own or
have access to a small lil'htt 'eizht
Teacher thanks newspaper ^::^:c
r .. boat that they could transport-to
the' river and set in the watdr4
Sr t p e without a lift or ramp, and have
Dear Editor: plan each Wednesday and Friday. some quality of time with their
: Thanks, again, for your Please extend our thanks to your children on the river.
cenerou- donation. The students .entire staff (dependable carrier asked our commission if they
are "hoI,,kcd" on the ne... papers' included). could not open some, of the roads
'Their newspaper reading time is to the river and clear off the right-
scred: the\ insi on i sincere of-ways so that they could have
I's .j relief for me. ,.l. i. Rixto Ruth Harc, ,nd class e d ha
Relief fr e. ell hn THS the opportunity to spend that
l s ha.e an up-c-Je lesson quality time with their children,
2t77. but he said they could not afford
----- ... i to. I don't think that it would cost
i-" : -i i I very much money to do so. .I
-"' believee that the sheriff would use
S.... .. some inmate labor if they asked
S i' ii :. him. I actually believe if Mr.
H illi3ans reads this letter he will
"." not wait for them to ask, but will
... call Buddy Humphries and offer to
I Quality time with children is
onei of the most important ways io
teach a voung person the right.
If way to live. -
Amy Brett, Bryttany Martin and Jessi Brock keep up with
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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.
thanks to everyone
The Taylor County Music
Jamboree would like to thank
e'. e-rne ho ajme out to support
Sus. in our efforts to create a ftmll:,
friendly place to come and enjo\
good live music and dancing.
Our line dance class is doing
very ',' ell and we hope that T.iY lor
County will continue to support
We would.like to thank the
following .people: and/or
.businesses for their donations to
our cause: NAPA and Billy Grant,
Buckeye Community -Federal
Credit Union,Linda Peacock and
Teresa of Regional Therapy.
Thank.you all so much.
Taylor County Music Jamboree
We, the eighth grade students
attending'the Florida Writes Wild
Adventures reward field trip, would
like to thank Mr. Dyal and Mrs.
Walker for providing this
From whirling through the air
on the Hangman to spinning on
the Venus Flytrap, everyone had a
blast. Once again, thank you for
this incentive and always having
faith in our ability.
TCMS and Mr. Dyal, you are
2004-2005 Eighth Graders
A mimosa tree was a
wonderful thing to own
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
The.mimosa trees are blooming, and I
am presumptuous enough.to believe that
they are blooming'for me. That is because
nmimosa trees provided the setting for
many of my childhood memories. And just
as my mother predicted the advent of a'
new school year by the spider lilies which
children once brought to her teacher's
desk, I predicted the coming of cake and
ice cream, and another birthday, because
the mimosa trees were blooming.
As a .hild, I decorated mud pies with the
bean pods and pink powderpuff blossoms
that mimosa trees produce. My culinary
Sepertise goes way back.
I also observed my cat's relationship
with :the mimosas, as .she climbed the
sprawling limbs of the three trees my
father had planted in a triangular pattern,
in the center of our backyard.
One day, I followed that cat up the tree.
Then every day, I followed that cat up
And soon, I spent more time in those
trees thanthe cat. My parents were surely
wondering why in the world a. girl-child
such: as I would; be so intrigued 'with a
tree.. But the reasons were many.
t-n the juncrudt- formed by the branching
trunks, I could read a book in comfort, if I
carried along my Girl Scout sit-upon for
cushioning. And I did.
I could make circular leis of flowers for
my friends i\ith the blooms. And I did. I
could throw things at the boys below.
And I did.
As a child, a mimosa was a wonderful
thing to own.
Until I fell out of the top of one.
That's bad enough.
What I did after the fall is worse.
I had recently viewed an episode of
"Mannix." You're probably too young to
remember' this flashy, dark-headed
detective who always got his man. In one
particular episode, a character fell from a
tall building and suffered from amnesia.
As I laid on the ground with the world
spinning around, I decided to. suffer from
amnesia, too. It was summertime; the
living was easy. I needed excitement.
I remember wailing at the bottom of the
mimosa trees, calling for Mama. (In my
day, you called for Mama, not 911.)
She came racing out of the kitchen with
her apron and her dishtowel, fearing the
"You probably just got the breath
knocked out of you," she said, hopefully.
But I was holding my arm close, which
was a true injury, and whimpering a bit.
Then I vividly, and with deep regret,
remember gazing blankly into the blue
Alabama sky and muttering in a faraway
voice, "Where am I?" and "What
happened:'".....just as they had done on
Tius is probably the most shameful thing
I ever did. I must have been really good at
it, too, because the next thing I knew, I
was in the back .seat of her maroon
Rambler heading toward the doctor's
office, at speeds exceeding the legal limit.
Of course,. by that time, I was
confessing -mightily that I knew where I
was, ajrd where we were going, and it
really wasn't necessary because I was fine
and there was no reason to worry.
Clearly, this was no time to bring up
I tried again, quietly and calmly, "Hey,
Mama, I'm really fine now. I did get the
.breath knocked out of me, and things'were
going 'round and 'round, but I know where I
am' now, and I"m just fine."
"We'll.let Dr. Dunklin determine that," she
My father met us there, and I was
wishing in a big .way to be struck by
Dr. Dunklin must have seen that same
episode of "Mannix," for he quickly
':disregarded any amnesia, and looked at
the arm which was bruised, 'maybe
sprained, but -was. going to be fine.
Probably S55, thank, you very much.
I don't remember my mother being'very
jovial on the way home. I do remember
being restricted from those mimosa trees
while my arm healed. Soon thereafter, as I
outgrew mimosas, natural .predators
invaded their bark and my father handled
that situation and my mother by having the
mimosas chain-sawed out of our lives.
I feel partly responsible and can only, say
that I'm glad my father did not have me
chain-sawed out of his life.
I recall, again with regret, waiting for
several months before confessing all the
details of the sordid event. Fortunately,
the God of" forgiveness smiled upon me
and gave my parents more mercy,than I
should have experienced. I promised
never, ever for the rest of my life to feign
illness, and I have kept that promise with
the memorable whir of a chainsaw in the.
My parents' extravagant mercy should, of
course, make me more merciful.
But I declare, if my children ever
fabricate such an illness, their only hope
of redemption is for me to, indeed be
struck with amnesia leaving ine no
recollection of their folly.
When you see a mimosa tree, you
probably don't give it a second thought.
But when I see a mimosa tree, I don't
say, "Where am I'?" or "What happened?"
For I remember all the times well, and
most of them, fondly.
'Big Bend's Best Mom'
applauds other moms
Dear Editor: celebrate your children's triumphs Ricketson, Bubba and Darla
I would like to thank everyone and hear you coach them through Gatewood, Jessica Lyles and all
for their votes and overwhelming life's trials. the Richardson Family.
support for me as "Big Bend's Best Thank you for letting, me
Mom." Being given that title has represent you, and thank you for a
filled me with pride; however, I wonderful memory. I could not To Lee Melissa, Fred, Kaleah,
am not alone. Taylor-County and have done it without you. Joe, Sarah, David, .Clyde, and
Perry. are filled with "best moms." I extend special thanks to my Kayse: you are my strength and a
I see you every day, especially on friends, Lindak Peacock, Oscar great source of pride. I love you.
Tuesday nights. I watch you Howard, Pay Meyerin, Robbie Mary Jo Weirick
*H. T. Baxter
B-3 The Taco Times June 8, 2005
Letters to the Editor
'Offendeditis strikes America'
I found this article about a
couple of new diseases that are
becoming rampant across
America. Our county has seen a
,few cases of this that I am aware
of. Thought some folks might
want to be on the look out for the
By Doug Hagin
"We Americans are really
blessed aren't we? We live in a
country that, although it has its
faults and shortcomings grants us
the freedom many people across
the, globe never have. Yet, despite
the blessings of liberty and
prosperity this nation and its
citizens enjoy, there are those
among us who continue to suffer
from diseases like Offendeditis and
Perpetual Whining Syndrome, or
"These diseases generally strike
the more leftward thinking among.
us, although conservatives have
been known on occasion to fall
prey to these maladies. For those
who might not be aware of these
diseases allow me to explain.
"Offendeditis is, it would
appear, a disease that strikes its
victims at birth. This, of course
would explain why some people,
like Jesse Jackson, act like they
were born offended. Offendeditis is
so severe those who suffer from it
are perpetually offended. It is cr',
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Tallahassee, FL 32308
"Likewise, Perpetual Whining
Syndrome seems to force those
afflicted with it to whine and
complain incessantly. Moreover,
like Offendeditis, PWS strikes
liberals more often than it does
"Now you might be snickering
at these poor souls who are
suffering the ravages of these
mentally debilitating diseases.
However, really, those who are
always whining and live in a
constant state of bruised egos and
hurt feelings deserve our
sympathy. Just consider how hard
it must be to be always angry and
bitter over some imagined offense.
"This week I am going to
introduce you to some of the
victims of these terrible
afflictions, and would ask you to
try to think how lousy their lives
must be to be so bitter and angered
all of the time!
"Take Leslie Moore, a mother
and teacher in McKinney, Texas.
Moore recently was stricken with
a severe outbreak of Offendeditis,
which developed into PWS. The
reason for Moore's great offense?
A sign at a pre-school where her
child attends has a logo with;
brace yourself now, a white child
on it. Now to a person with a
normal outlook on life this would
just be a logo on a sign. However,
to Moore, a sufferer of
Offendeditis and PWS, the sign
becomes far more sinister. 'It
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"At Syracuse University, the
Boy Scouts have bee barred from
holding meetings on campus
because the Scouts are said to
violate an anti-discriminatory rule
because the Scouts forbid openly
gay scout leaders. This must be a
mass outbreak of Offendeditis
ravaging the minds of the
administrators of Syracuse
University. Certainly if they were
thinking clearly, they would
acknowledge that by not allowing
the Scouts on campus, the
university is, in fact,
discriminating. Again a sad case.
"In Richmond, Virginia, a local
newspaper has discovered another
outbreak of Offendeditis. This
time the target seems to be
flowers at Byran Park. Yes, that is
right, flowers, azaleas to be exact,
are causing sufferers of this
malady to protest against the
flowers. These flowers are in a bed
shaped like a cross you see. And
liberals suffering from
Offendeditis are highly sensitive to
anything even remotely
resembling a cross. A local
resident, who likely is an
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Small ads..big deals!!
Big garage sale, Friday & Saturday, 8
a.m.-Noon, Elec. Dryer, clothes,
housewares, lots of furniture and
miscellaneous, Plantation Rd., look for
Yard/Craft Sale on 149 Falling St. ,HWY.
98 West, Thursday & Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
& Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Four Family Yard Sale, Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m. -
Until, 2175 Fern St, at end of Ash St. (by
Dr. Sugar's office), take left on Miller, 2nd
Street to right, look for signs.
Fancy Daylilies! Starting at $3 a clump.
Abe Whitfield & Daughters' Turkey Roost
Antique 54", tiger oak pedestal table with
two 10" leaves, $1200, also, six matching
ornate spindle back antique chairs, $1200,
Appliance Service and Sales
We have washer, dryers, stoves,
refrigerators; window AC units, wringer
washer,'freezers, in stock now $100.and
up. Get the most out of your window AC
this summer by letting us chemically
clean your AC, 1302 N. Jefferson, 584-
7773, Hydraulic Liftgate for sale, $800.
Microwave $20, Microwave Stand $20,
Framed Victorian Print $35, Home Interior
Items: (2) mirrors $25 ea., Floral Print $40,
(2) Swags $5 ea., End Table w/glass $25,
(2) sconces $10 ea., 6x5 Country Painting
$200, call 838-2336, leave message.
HP Computer, like new, has complete
features; plus package includes disk,
bOOkS PC lor. Dummies & Internet for
Dummies. 3/4 Sofa bed, wing back chair (
brown tweed). Call 584-4493.
Fresh picked-Blanched-Flash Frozen-
zippers butter beans, black eyes white
acres, lord hdoos cream corn okra rn'd
green beans, will deliver to Perry on
Saturday 352-498-2580 or 352-578-4256:
Full-size Captain'st bed wilh bookcase
headboard & 4 large drawers rn bottom,
$150. Lane wingback reclirier, $50. 125
gal. aquarium wicabirnel brse '.350 185.
gal. aquarium $150 Call 584.8326
Come in Southern Oaks and see our new'
line of Florida Jewelry. 584-3221
SURPLUS PROPERTY SALE
Location N rirl Florida omrmuniiy
College Madison. Fla Bidders are invited
to inspect and bid on items located in
Building #14 between 3 00 am 4:00
p.m Monday June 1l, 2005 and 8:00
S a m 12 00 noon Tuesday, June 14, 2005.
The sale will e be y closed bid -idd ing 1
end June 14, 2005 by noon liern iinc lude
a' 1988'Ford 15--'asserner van 1990
Chevrolet station wagon, bleacher,
varous Comrreology equipment including
but not iimrted to hydraulic chairs, hair
dryers. work slatronr sinl.s manicure
tables Ped-spa and other items,.
Successiu' bids will be notified by
.telephone Tuesday, June 14 and
SWednesday, June 15. Pic; up dates will
be June 15 and 16., All necessary bid
forms will be supplied by the Maintenance
Department on days of sale at Building
#1'4 Sale Location For more information,
contact the oHice of the Drectrr :of
Physical plant. North Florida Community
College, (850) 973.9445 NFCC resenries
the right to reject any and all bids.
Relocating from Tallahassee area, looking
Sfor 3 bedroom house or Mobile Horre must
allow yard dogs, musl be clean, please
For Lease, Keaton Beach, 3b/2b on Canal, Small Trailer in Country, Quiet & Private, Ford F150 2002, V-8 4 dr X-cab PW,
floating dock, large screened in area, fish small pets only, $75 weekly, includes rus FPL A0T, tl tow package, 46,000
cleaning station. No Sub Leases, 229-560- utilities, $95 weekly for two, call, 223- cruise L, AT,n tilt tow package, 46,000a
1475. 1766, leave message. miles, loan value $17,500, 'super clean at
1475, 1766 leave message. $15,900, 584-5832.
6/1-6/29 6/3-6/8 $15,900584-5832.
For Sale, s/wide Mroble home, 3 bedroom,
1 bath, completely remodeled, excellent
condition, leave msg. at 850-223-1714
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
Pre-construction luxury townhouses. 1,400
sq. ft. 584-4678.
Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine'Wood Floors
SNew Central H/A
House moved at buyer's expense.
Call for appt. 584-5454
2 & 3 Bedroom Homes 4-Sale, owner fin. -
n city limits, M-F, 9 A.M.-5 P.M. only, 584-
Land for sale, 221 between Shiloh Church
Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre lots with
paved roads; Owner financing available.
Pledse call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-
4 acres, $16,000, 3 acres, $12,000, end of
Johnson Stripling Road, call 584-5898.
Wanted, 10-20 acres, must be buildable for
a.residence, please call 941-628-4632,
ask for Richard.
S1999.Homes of Merit, 3 BR/2.Bath, living
room,,family room w/fireplace, located on
i 3 acres with large shady oak trees, two
car carpon, Ironi porch, three sheds (one
b oati calli850-584.4 116. .
5 bedroom, 3 bath, D/wide nobilre home
Iirepla.:e garden uit, ei:ellrent iondil.cn
leav; message al 223-1714.
Free mcbil;, home for pars or sioraql, you
haul il cali 850.5627. 152
Mobile home/RV, lot for.rent, includes.
water & s-r- ri 'r125 per Tnonih, call 850-
6/3, 6/8 .
2 Mobile Homes; great for storage-one
-neiorced floor for forklift, $500 each, 9-5,
M-: only, 584-3221
Available now, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, $5
25 mo., '250 depo.-il 850-933-1711, ask
For rehtl Office space for nonprofit
.erganizallon at 800 West Ash Street, site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information. .
Southern Villas of Perry!!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1.0 and 2
'd:.ijrom HC and ndn-HC accessible
apartments. Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY
711. 315 PuckettRd. Perry, FL,32347.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
Scrap Gold & Gold ,
Comic Books' I
Pocket Watches Postcards
Pocket Wat e Sports Memorabilia
DiaodTaylor County Historical Items
iV \/intnn metal tnos/windl-i in tn\
METAL 3' Wide
Full line of
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made AllITypes Warranted Metal Available
S Cr to vour dessredd le nghs Delivear S: i. lia .4'allh e
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl,
Small 2 BD, block home, outside city
limits w/cable, $295 mo., 1st & last $100
Greene's Real Estate Investor's, Inc.
HUD vouchers accepted, house for rent, 3
bedroom-1 bath, located at 200 N. Elmo
Scott Avenue, recently remodeled, central
A/C, carpeted/tiled; $600 month & $600
deposit, owner will work with applicant with
the deposit. To inspect the house, call
(850)584-4934 or (305)246-2359 for
additional information, Equal Housing
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2:
and 3.bedroom apartments Equal Housing
Opportunity. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St., Perry; FL 32347; TDD/TTY
Bush hog type mower, made by Gill; $275,
5 1/2 foot box blade, no cracks or welds,
has teeth, $325, call evenings 6 p.m.-8
Travel trailer, 2000, 24' Prowler, queen
bed, sleeps 6, full kitchen/bath, ducted
heat/air, couch, dinette, lots of-storage,
plus weight distribution hitch,
16 ft. Lucraft with 80 hp Mercury, electric
tilt, fish finder, center console &.trailer,
good ,:orjinor $3000 o.b.o. Call 223-
Travel Trailer, 20' Coachman, good
condition, $2200 firm, call 584-4283, leave
S ,c s: f .:
Red VW Beetle, 2002, 41K miles, turbo, all,
extra's included, sunroof, leather heated
seats $15 00 o t o, 850-933-1711, ask
tor T jerry
S6i8 6i 10
2002 Buick Rendezvous A very
Scomrrlorable, anratlie vehicle. gets good
gas mileage (about 26 on highways).
Garaged and well cared for. Fully
.-quipped with auto CD, power seat. a'c,
/-6 engine. ps pb. leather/cloth seals,
third row seats/7-passenger alloy wheels.
traction control. etc Only 41.700 miles.
Average NADA relail is $16 025 Priced at
$13.700 Call 5847883.
If you have experience in
MIG/TIG or aluminum
Michael Cady at
We currently have temp.
to hire openings at
OT is available.
Company will pay relocation
and completion bonus.
95 Ford Escort, runs, good'on gas,
standard, 2 door, hatchback, blue, $1000
o.b.o., call 672-0349.
1999 Lincoln Town Car, white, 75,000
miles, all leather, 6 disc CD player,
excellent condition. $10,375, call 584-
Wanted, Female Beagle Puppy, please
call Diane or Jack at 578-2826.
AKC Registered Chihuahua Brenal, 8 mo.,
male, $150, very good dog & house
broken, I just have 2 boys that are rough,
15.1 1/2 hands Percheron/quarterhorse
gelding, bay. 3 years old. Shots and
worming up to date, good with farrier, was
broke English, but we have been using
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 great trail horse,
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.
Lost male Siamese cat, answer to Emo,
lost in the White Tail Drive in Deerwood
Estates, call Greta @ 850-578-2943.
Found, Golden, male Cocker Spaniel, on
Puckett Road, near waste and garbage site,
North Florida Community College'
Full-time Groundskeeper: HS diploma or
GED, plus one (1) year of paid grounds
keeping experience. Full benefits.
,Part-time Security Guard: 27 hours/week.
May require evening, holiday, weekend
work. HS diploma or GED, plus one (1)
year security or law enforcement
experience. Prefer licensed security guard
or law enforcement officer. Partial benefits.
Send applications by 6/10/05 to Director
HR, North Florida Community College,
1000 Turner Davis Drive, Madison, Fla.
32340. Application and job description
available at www.nfcc.edu. Questions:
Call 850-973-9487. NFCC is an equal
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: June 20th
Associated Traning Services
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.O. Box 892, Perry, FL 32348.
Maintenance/lawn position" available at
Perry Apartments. Please como by office
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
a driver's license. Call 584-8603.
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
SOffice an"d 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
The City of Monticello is accepting
applications for the position of Police
Patrol Officer. This position requires a
minimum of a high school diploma and
Florida Police Standards. The successful
candidate must live in Jefferson County or
be willing to relocate. The ideal candidate
will have demonstrated police skills, have
some advanced education and some
advanced police certification, such as
Rador or Breathalyzer. The successful
candidate must complete a Department
field training program within the first month.
The position requires a background check.
Salary and benefit information available
upon request. Submit application and
resume to: City of Monticello Police Dept.
195 S. Mulberry St., Monticello, FL 32344
by June 10, 2005. EOE/Drug Free
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,
The City of Perry is accepting
resumes for the following
FINANCE DI ,t i uR
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
Sign On Bonus
.NEEDS EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS
IN YOUR AREA FOR LOCAL HAULING.
GOOD PAYAND BENEFITS
is currently accepting applications
substitute security guards
All applicants are subject to pre-employment
drug screening. All applicants are subject to a
criminal background check byATF. Bring picture
1D and Social Security card or Birth Certificate
and apply at Employment Connections, 224
North Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 584-7604.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Prestige Home Center
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NO "DOUBLE TALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
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Any Nev. Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up...PERIOD!
I ^Choose from
2 or 3 Bedroom
i. .-- .. 2 Bath
I Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
$32,44500 OR $275 Mo.
Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps
No Down Payment for Landowners!
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Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 352-493-2492
Opportunities You Cant Afford To Miss!!!
TEAM UP with Tallahassee's newest
Medicare Certified office!!! Due to growth
throughout the area, we seek healthcare
professionals to help us serve patients in
Perry, Monticello, Marianna & Quincy.
RNs,.PTs, SLPs & HHAs
RNs and LPNs with PEDIATRIC, BRAIN &
SPINAL CORD experience would be ideal!
Enjoy weekly pay!!! Please call Kathie
Toll Free: 800-545-5996, email:
email@example.com, or apply
online at www.housecall.com EOE/AA
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;
S OR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE + 2 YEARS
FULL TIME OR EQUIVALENT
EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS
EXPERIENCING SERIOUS MENTAL
ILLNESS. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE
REGULAR STATUS RATE $10.75 PER
SHOUR/EXCELLENT BENEFITS QR
TEMFPORARi' OPS STATUS RATE
$12.92 PER HOUR/NO BENEFITS.
For more information and a complete
isiing of available.' positions:
(850)523.3217 or 11800)226-2931
Human Reources. 2634-J Capital Circle
Ir E Tallahassee FL I V
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Drug-Free Workplace.
Owner Operators Needed! We provide
equipment, plenty of work for experienced
owner operators. Good MVR &.Home
Weekends. Fuel Price Held @ 1.25 Gal. -
New Line Transports 888-714-0056.
Aucilla Christian Academy is. currently
accepting applications for a 3us driver
.position. Must have ,,or be willing to oblainr
a -DL class B with passenger
endorsement. Also, musrtbe a positive,
Christian role model. For more information
or to apply, please contact the 'school at
6/8, 6/10 .
-"Advent qhristian Villagent
call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/day, 7 daysWeek
Got a Passion for Compassion?
Direct care staff in long-term care sehlilh
*FT and 'PT positions and various hir,
available.:Florida certification (CNA) or
license(LPN) required. FT positions
include health, dental, life, disability.
supplemental insurance; 403b retirement
account; paid time off, access to onsite
daycare and fitness facilities. Apply in
person at Personnel Office Monday
through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until-4:00
p.m., or fax resume/credentials to (386)
658-5160. 'EOE/Drug-Free Workplace/
Criminal background checks required.
Reps Needed in your area, 50%
SC,)nLicl Tern at 584-8463 or 843-1285.
Par-lime clerk positions availablle at Sea
SHag Marina. Approx. hour 25.35 Musi 0b
dEpr ndable ho.:.nesl and punctual Plea.e
apply in person at 322 Riverside Drive
B-5 The Taco Times June 8, 2005
3 Letters to the Editor
Position vacancies under Taylor County
Board of County Commissioners:
Park Attendant temporary (April Sept.)
SPart time (days and hour vary) max: 30
Firefighter- call in; $9.05 hr.
Engineer- $36,504- $41,080
EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
F'c,-iion requirements and specifications
available 31 Taylor One Stop Career
Center 224 Nj. Jefferson Street, Perry, FL.
32347 or ww.tcfl-libinfo.com Submit
applicaiionr to Taylor One Stop. Career
Center. Positions open until filled.
i-'I,;E, TiR 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
SFax (850) 973-2667
First Presbyterian Church of Perry is
seeking a parttime choir director who sees
music as ministry. Pay commensurate
with experience. Send resumes by May 25
to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box
837, Perry, FL. 32348. Attn: Music Ministry.
No phone calls please.
HouSe;'-. dc's wall ways,. just.about
arylhing call Jihn al 223-1273 for quotes
4on any job.
6,' F 1 9
Unlimited Truck Service, Inc.
'399,- Charles Edler Lane
2 Perry, FL32347
24 HR SERVICE TRUCK
850-672-0920(cell) Bobby Rucker
850-223-2579 (off.) Owner/Operator
Master Mechanic & Mechanical Fabricator
H ..: 'ay Duty Haulors, Heavy Duty
e 25 o Equipment
Over 25 yrs of Experience and Techdlogy
1 84-LEAN (25-32)
Specializing in all types of tractor work,
i usruhhoggicin r,.ol raking, harrowing, dirt
aurl.Q .; ileu-iiriq debris removal, clean
up, and lawn care. Call for free estimate,
Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
Exterior, Framing. 18 yr. experience. Free'
est Biq or small. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-8-13'1941" If no answer, leave
10/2 r i:.
CARPET & '.jIr'(L
Iqal.lailion anj repaFirS done at a good
pi, :e t., ,:vernad. DiCrect savings to you.
S30 v.r's e.'.perieri:e? 850-838-9050,
please leaI,- a messa3qe
11,'f R f
Lindsev Tractor Service
L wvn Scrui~ce ubuii- hg,.qing, land,
i,:leain drice avS ir. e trimming,
tiauhinil Io d pi'. ,debr-e' rem. r1,'' ,"etc...
iall 850 4 5193 ,:,r o f3'0.-R338.18
The Handyman experts, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting;
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
A-2-Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737, leave message.
Father & Son to do light and heavy yard
work. We also do trim work. Call Rodney
J.D.'s Tree Service and. Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
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.
Every Friday, 6:30 p.m., 3 miles South of
Perry on Hwy 19, next to Crews Marine,
Friday June 10th, Meat & Groceries and
General Merchandise, June 17th,
Department Store Returns. Auction in
Cross City, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and
Every Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Third
Generation Auction Service, 352-356-
0721, Col. Robert Kellow, AB#2424,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR
CASE NO.: 04-27-DP
IN THE INTEREST OF:
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Unknown father
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: unknown
MOTHER OF CHILD: Sue Ann Thomas
6 rFE:'H 1EByE i i IE not a pairo n-
'Jr. ,:, r,.a n ,,3; re n r,.I .-, ire a ,:,.e
styled court for the termination of
parental rights and the permanent
commitment of S.S.,, a female child born
on 4/21/1998 in Alachua County, Florida
to the State of Florida, Department of
Children and Families, Adoption and
Related Services a licensed child
placing agency,., for subsequent
adoption and you are hereby to be
and appear in the above court at the
Taylor County Courthouse, Perry, Florida
32347 on Monday, July 18th, 2005 at 9:00
A.M., for a Termination of Parental Rights
SAdvisoty Hearing and to show cause
why said petition should not be granted.
You must appear on the date and time
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THE
ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES. YOUR
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALLLEGAL
RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE
WITNESS my hand and official seal as the
Judge of said court this 3rd day of June,
6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
The Suwannee River Economid Council ,
I Inc. Board of Directors will hold 'a
meeting of the Board of Directors on
Monday, June 20, 2005, 7:00 P.M. at the
Quality Inn & Conference Center.in Lake
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GI'ElI that WILKIE
GIBSON the holder 1r ine following
certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be Issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
Issuance, the description of the
property, and the names In which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 472, Year of Issuance
2001, Description of Property PARCEL
.ONE (1) 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
Sald 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 Circult,Court
Taylor County, Florida
5/18, 5/25; 6/1, 6/8
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: June 21, 2005
Subject. of Hearing:, Workers'
Compensation -Return to Work Policy.
U !IIse I
Administrative / Accounting Assistant
Doctors' Memorial Hospital is seeking a professional
Administrative /Accounting Assistant to CNO/CFO
Must have strong secretarial, accounting, and organizational
skills, and be proficient in word and excel.
Cbrmp salary/benefits pkg.
Fax: (850) 584-0661 Phone: (850) 584-0866
Application online: www.doctorsmemorial.com
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TAYLOI
COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING(
ON THE ABOVE DATE FOR APPROVAL 01
SAID SUBJECT ITEM. THIS HEARING WILL BI
HELD AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND TK
EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS/CONCERNS. THI
PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THI
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 318 North Clarl
Street. A copy of this policy may b(
obtained from the Superintendent'
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
5/25; 6/1, 6/8, 6/15
Notice is hereby given to
Alfreda Louise Robinson
Unless payment is mode on
89 Pontiac Grand Prix
Vehicle will be auctioned on the
23rd day of June, 2005
@ 10 am at Thomas Chevrolet
2128 Hwy 19 S, Perry, FL
Notice is hereby given to
Larry Dewayne Gee
Unless payment is made on
Vehicle will be auctioned on the
23rd day of June, 2005
@ 10 am at Thomas Chevrolet
.2128 Hwy 19 S, Perry, FL
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 05-339-CP
In Re: The Estate. of:
I illi .;. I I r '-AVES,
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ir.- c3aonir,1 .. a :.r1, th. e e'arot Or
I .'.iJl''. f .I : .'E !. e:.. '.e .a:e .'r.r ,ie
date of acatr. .,ao r.oacn i., 22005 File
Nurmber' '..j 0'.CP i: pending in Ine
Circuit C.:.un I.:.r ia ..:.r .'i.:.url, Fionl .a
Probate :,. i.:,- ir- e .aaeiO r i ':1 .,nr-c
Post Office Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348.
The names and addresses of the coa
personal Ir, 9.r.'.h,.,Irati.: .'d an i re co-
personal -c.re.'e nr.to '.l aTo'rne,' are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
aaori ..1ec'er.arn, ; ratei or, whom a
cop, o:. rrn, n..;rc nra: oeen served,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE'OR 30 D; A3 A iER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against aece.aernrs estate
must file their claim:; .vtr, inis court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE .OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: JUNE 1, 2005.
SI.IITH I IITH & 1lOOFE
P..r-.-iIJE .' Ai L. I .. .
MICHAEL S. SMITH
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 169621
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Fax: (850) 584-7148
JUDY G. HART,
1946 N. 221
Perry, Florida 32347
EDWINA G. PATE,.
P.O. Box 1886
Pefry, FL 32348
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
Case No.: 05-324CA
FRANKLIN DENNIS HOWELL and-CAROL J.
The Esraae o.i CLARENCE W MAURER,
LIl.'OIIA IA4UPER ABtJEP, EvEREIT ABNER,
If alive, and if dead their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, .grantees,
cr-idiiiAs and aii other parties claiming
c, tirougir unoer, or against them and
all unno>'.n noiural Derss':ns if alive, and
r aead or noi known to be. dead or
ai31..a neln several and respective
urnno.vr, houses s heirs. devisees,
grantees, and cedlic.ro or oter ponies
coimlring D0. through. or unaer rrose
ujnknonr, noaural persons; and the'
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors 'n 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,
claimirng 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 Tayrlor
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 your written defenses, if
any, to JOHN WEED, the plaintiff's
attorney, whose address Is 605 South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347 on
or before June 20, 2005, and file the
original with the clerk of thh 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
Find out what Taylor
County is all about...
Writer defends Healthy
Start against $$ cuts
I am writing on behalf of the
Florida Association of Healthy
Start Coalitions in response to
Florida's proposed changes to the
Medicaid program and the effect
those changes may have on the
health of Florida's mothers and
A major aspect of the plan to
improve Medicaid relies on
improving the system of care and
making the program more cost
effective. While we applaud the
intent of the plan, there are some
issues that need careful attention
in order to avoid further erosion of
health care system in Florida.
From 1999 to the present, select
Florida cities have participated in a
national research project to
understand the reasons for the
United States' poor outcomes on
he number of babies that do not
survive to their first birthday.
S'After careful analysis, researchers
ha\e concluded that a major
contributing factor to prematurity
(babies that are born too early.) and
infant mortality (babies that die
before their first birthday is due in
part to the poor health status of
women before the' become
Although lMedicaid is a program
to serve lo\v- income families.
families from all income levels in
Florida and throughout the US are
struggling with health care costs.
The problem is not limited to the
poor. In fact, health care is the
source of financial crises ,for
middle class Americans,
contributing to half of all personal
bankruptcies in 1999: Our
entire medical health cace system
is in crisis.
Here are facts.
Medicaid is a joint federal-state
program that provides funding for
vulnerable populations, including
pregnant women, children, the,
disabled and low-income elderly.
Florida's Medicaid program
currently covers more than 2.1
million residents. Children make
up more than half of the Medicaid
enrollees. The program pays for
nearly half of all births in the state
by providing expanded benefits to
uninsured pregnant women. The
Medicaid program provides an
important and cost-effective source
of funding care for uninsured
Floridians. Nearly 1 in 5 residents
under age 65 is. uninsured.
Medicaid covers-about 14% of-all .
Floridians. A lot of people are:
potentially impacted by thep
proposed changes. ....
The Medicaid program is cost.
effective. It has far lower
administrative costs of any-private
health insurance product. The
..program runs on a'5% admi;n
overhead versus an average 6o
15% overhead for private insurance
While Medicaid represents a
large proportion of the state
budget,, Florida spends.
significantly less per person than
the national average ($4,679 vs.'
$5,985 in 2002).
Knowing these facts, it's-
important that when we begin the
reform process our policy makers
.have. all,the facts. Evaluation of
Medicaid current program funding,
coverage and services-and the
potential impact of reform efforts:
on pregnant women and children-
led the Florida Association"of
Healthy Start Coalitions to adopt
1. "Baby Steps" should be
taken in Florida's Medicaid'
Reform process. Proposed changes'
should to be thoughtful, based on
facts and inclusive of those who
are most affected by changes.
2. Targeted cost containment
strategies will be more effective
than .across-the-board cuts or caps
on eligibility, provider fees "or
3. Medicaid reforms should-
maximize dollars available to pay'
for services-not profits :ir:
4. Medicaid reforms should'
balance cuts with increased'
investment in primary andi-
preventive health care for Florida's'
most vulnerable families.
Preventative and primary heath
care is less expensive and reduces
the need for costly chronic, acute
and long-term care ser-vices.
Increased support for
preventative and primary care,
particularly for those who do not
currently have access to this care,
represents Florida most significant
opportunity for controlling
Medicaid costs in the future.
Florida Association of Healthy
Cure sought for PWS
Continued from page B-3
Offendedims .citim. had this to
say 'You can understand in the
sensibilities of the time 40 or 50
year- ago.' saiys like Sarahan. a
former attorney with the ciit of
Richmond. 'But in the
sensibilities of our time, in a
multicultural and interfaith
society, we should be more
attuned" to the meaning such
symbols evoke.' Again clearly.
there is something \ery .wrong
with this man's thinking!
"Arkansas too has seen
outbreaks of Offendeditis. and
PWS. The disease's victims there
are distressed 'that the Christian
group, the Promise Keepers, is
scheduled to hold a meeting in
Razorback Stadium on the campus
of the University of Arkansas.
Why would this be upsetting to
anyone? Well it seems the
Promise Keepers hold offensive
values to some. Melanie Dietzel,
president of the local chapter of
the National Organization for
Women, insists that she is for
freedom of speech and faith but
'not when it's something designed
to hurt other people...' (the
Promise' Keepers') rhetoric is
certainly hurtful to people ,and I
don't think that's something the
university should encourage."
"Now consider the Promise
Keepers are a group,, which
encourages men to be better
husbands and fathers. How could
that be hurtful or intolerant? It
cannot, of course, :to anyone of
sound mind. The ravages of PWS,
however, apparently can strip
away reason from people's minds.
Considering the words of Melani&.
Dietzel PWS has even made her -
forget what the First Amendment
Says about freedom of speech.
"Back in Virginia PWS has
stricken a parent- in
Mechanicsville. She is offended
that 400 elementary students
would be allowed to attend a
living history exhibit called
"Dixie Days." The living history
event teaches the students about
the War Between the States and
features hold your breath,
Confederate re-enactors. Imagine
that; actual history and education
S"'I am appalled that the-scihool
is sponsoring this trip," said Kaila
Stevenson, whose fourth-grade'6on
attends one of the schools. "This
is something that brings up a'.ot
of negative thoughts.'
"She said the sponsoring
organization holds racist views and '
uses the Confederate flag aiid
Uniform to intimidate minorities
"Once more, no ratioin.al
thinking person who knoWs
anything about the Sons of
Confederate Veterans, who
sponsor the event, would ever be
delusional enough to make such a
baseless claim. The group is made
up of descendants of Confedefate
soldiers and includes Black,
Jewish. and Hispanic members:'
"Yet, clearly, this poor woman's
mind'is suffering from both
Offendeditis as well as PWS. It is
truly sad when diseases such as
these cause good people to become
so irritable, embittered and
intolerant that they lash out at
groups like the Sons of
Confederate Veterans, Promise
Keepers and the Boy Scouts.
"It is tragic that these folks ha*e-
become so angry that a flowerbed
shaped like a cross causes them to
become enraged and unaccepting of
diverse groups and ideals. So
remember the next time you cross
paths within angry liberal who
Is ranting about some imagined
offense, it is not their fault. They
are merely victims of Offendeditis
and Perpetual Whining Syndrome.
"I don't know if there is a cure
yet, but I wish they would find
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B-6 The Taco Times June 8,2005
At the Booking Desk
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.
Samuel Douglas Whitehead, 23,
669 Shiloh Church Road,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Willie Donnell Elder, 36, W.
Union Street, VOP (resisting law
enforcement officer with violence),
Dep. Lundy, TCSO.
Casey Bergman, 19, 403 Wood
Road, retail theft, Ptl. Schnieder,
Steven Scott Fender, 34, 904
Lisenby Avenue, Panama City,
obstruction (giving false
information), DWLS, child
support in Hernando County, Trp.
M. Smyrnios, FHP.
-Leo Holden, 59, Pineview
Apartments, VOP (DUI), Dep.
Brian Kevin Roberts,'30, 740
Slaughter Road, VOP (grand
theft), Dep.. Thompson, TCSO.
Sarah Ann Murphy, 24, DUI,
Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Anna Elizibeth Garrison, 27,
904 Lisenby Avenue, Panama
City, obstruction of justice, Trp.
M. Smyrnios, FHP.
James R. Cruse, 40, 6519 S.
Red Padgett Road, VOP, Off.
,Shermane Woods, 52, 1978
Kinsey Road, VOP (resisting
officer with violence), Off.
Marcus Jerrell Glover, 15, 500
S. Warner Street, VOP (simple
assault, resisting officer without
violence), battery, sale or delivery
of cocaine, order to take into
custody, Ptl. Gray, PPD.
Kimberly Leshay Strong, 23,
500 S. Warner Avenue, aggravated
battery (domestic), Ptl. Gray,
-Deborah Holland, 52, 704 S.
Wilder Street, child support (5
counts), Ptl. Griffith, PPD..
Terry Conrad Griffin, 22,
Church Street, VOP (selling
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church), Off. Livingston, DOC.
Michael Francis Davis, 55,
McCracken Road, Tallahassee,
VOP (DWLS), Dep. Thompson,
Rufus Lawayne Lee, 19, Perry,
possession of cocaine within
1,000 feet of a church, DUI,
DWLS, fleeing and eluding,
possession of marijuana, resisting
without violence, VOP
(possession of a controlled
substance), Ptl. Deeson, TCSO.
Jason Delbert Quiett, 21, 112
Granger Drive, possession of
cocaine, Dep. Thompson, TCSO.
Eric Taber, 19, 389 Ross Road,
possession of alcohol by person
under 21, open house party, Dep.
Travis Lee Sutley, 30, P. 0.
Box 105, Mayo, child support,
Dep. Murphy, TCSO.
Melinda Gail Buckhalter, 38,
682 Slaughter Road, 38, VOP,
Off. Livingston, DOC.
Jeffery Earl Williams, 43, 1202
1st. Avenue North, Steinhatchee,
capias for stalking, Dep. Davis,
Kathy Ann Harrison, 41, P. O.
Box 188, Steinhatchee, resisting
officer without violence, Dep.
Tanya Gail Thorpe, 20, 3389
Ross Road, possession of alcohol
by person under 21, open house
party, Dep. Thompson, TCSO.
Andrew Phillip Walker, 19, P.
O. Box 379, Steinhatchee,.FTA,
VOP (possession of more than 20
,grams cannabis), Dep. Hawkins,
Eddie Lee Hawkins Jr., 33, 202
Lewis Drive, DWLS (knowingly),
Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Maurice Jones, 25, 1201 North
Avenue, disorderly conduct, Ptl.
Mancel Tyler Sherrer, 22, P. O.
Box 1376, DUI, Dep. Hawkins,
Antonio Martinez King, 32,
121 N. Beverly Street, aggravated
battery, Ptl. Sunderland, PPD. -
Melinda Gail Buckhalter, 38,
682 Slaughter Road, VOP
(cheating, 2 counts), Off.
Robin Ann Hilson, 22, P. 0.
Box 238, Beach Road, VOP for
DWLS, Sgt. Cruse, PPD.
J. P. Austin, 26, Woodridge
Apartments, drivers license expired
more than four months, Ptl.
Tommy Anthony Dunn, 43,
109 Mockingbird Drive, Albany,
Ga., DWLS, Trp. Smyrnios,
Seventh Day Adventist church
Juan Rodrigues, Pastor
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