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July 6, 2005 ,. t'eeCata of the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 27
Jefferson Co. assumes management
Power shift at senior center
Jefferso County Senior
Services (JCSS), as of July 1, is
now in control of senior services in
News of the power switch came
during a joint meeting between the
county commissioners and the
Taylor County Senior Services
(TCSS) board of directors last
to Taylor coast
Jam-packed beaches and boat
ramps were reported for Taylor's Gulf
coast this past 4th of July holiday
Keaton Beach Marina reported that
some 190 boats were launched from
its boat ramp Friday and Saturday.
A "jam-packed" crowd enjoyed the
fireworks show Sunday night, with
some boaters in the Grassy island
area getting stuck with a low tide.
"Many had to stay out and wait for
the water to come back in," Keaton
Beach Marina's Tracie Singletary said.
She also noted that the numbers.
remained strong for the opening week
of scallop season.
Team captains are invited to a kick-
off luncheon for WalkAmerica 2005
planned Monday, July 18, at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
The event is sponsored in part by
the cafe and Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union and will begin at
Those planning to attend are asked
to RSVP by Wednesday, July 13, to
the March of Dimes office at (850)
The March of Dimes WalkAmerica
2005 will be held Saturday, Sept. 24.
Taylor Elite Cheerleaders will host a
fund-raising chicken dinner sale
Thursday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m., at Buckeye Community Federal
Credit Union (1825 South Jefferson
Dinners will cost $6 each and will
include chicken, beans, slaw, bread
The Taylor County Early
Learning/School Readiness Coalition
will meet Thursday, July 7, at noon, in
the coalition office.
The office is located in the Alton H.
Wentworth Administrative Complex
(318 North Clark Street).
The Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors will meet today
(Wednesday) at 3:30 p.m.
All members are encouraged to
attend; the meeting will be held at the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Classifieds ...page B-2
Diane Ching, TCSS board
member and secretary, told the
commission that due to financial
solvency issues, the directors
decided they would be unable to
offer services and continue to
survive as an organization.
The problems with TCSS came
to the forefront at the commission's
June 6 meeting, when Executive
.As of July 1, senior services in Taylor County are now being
overseen by Jefferson County Senior Services. Representatives
with the Area Agency on Aging say there should be no disruption
in services for Taylor seniors.
Director Barbara Bratcher asked
the commission to release $12,500
in back payments. The funds had
been held back when a 2004 audit
was not submitted to the
commission for review.
The commission voted to release
the 'funds to TCSS on the
stipulation that County.
Administrator Buddy Humphries
and Malcolm Page be added to the
On June 16, Page and Rhonda
Smith, representing Humphries,
went to a TCSS board meeting.
According to Page, during the
meeting he asked several
questions, after which, "I was told I
didn't have any business asking
At the end of the meeting, Page
said, all non-voting members
present were asked to leave the
room so a decision could be made
regarding the county's proposal.
The TCSS board, according to.
Bratcher, then voted against
accepting Page or Humphries.
Humphries was then told to take
back the check, which he did the
At the June 20 commission
meeting, Area Agency on Aging
representative Janice Wise
addressed the board saying that
without the $12,500 TCSS would
not have the funds to meet the
match agreements required to
receive some $400,000 in state and
Wise also said that 2005-06
funds would not arrive locally until.
mid-August and that county funds
would only last until mid-July. This,
led. the board to call for the joint
meeting last Thursday to decide the
future of senior services in the
At Thursday's meeting, Ching
Man. 24. dies in accident
A former resident of Perry was
killed Friday evening during a
hean\ equipment accident off
Highway 98 West.
According to medical personnel
"ith Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services.
Christopher (Chris) Paul Sisk. 24.
"as struck in the face by a Reese
hitch during an attempt to dislodge
a front-end loader from the mud,
using a pick-up truck.
Sisk %as assisting his father and
, wo other men at the clearing site.
DMH transport helicopter
AirMedic One was called to the
area and landed in a clearing just
north of Cabbage Grove Road.
Sisk was treated at the scene by
Paramedic Laur\a Guy and EMT
Kelly Simmons, then flown to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital,
where he was later pronounced
began by reading a prepared
statement from the TCSS board of
"We come to you eagerly, openly
and honestly with our hands
Outstretched to you in friendship
and partnership for a common
cause," she said. "Our board
believes that we all share that
common goal. We are committed
to care for and support all residents
of Taylor County, aged 60 and
over, and to provide the services
they need to remain independent in
their own homes.
"Our hope is that today's
dialogue will create A new
partnership with you to achieve
these goals. To begin this process,
the Taylor County Senior Services
board of directors offers our
sincerest apologies to
Commissioner Malcolm Page,
Taylor County Social Services
Technician Rhonda Smith, County
Administrator Buddy Humphries
and the other commissioners. We
deeply regret previous actions and
communications with our board
that have offended Mr. Page and
Ms. Smith. It was not our intent to
do so and we ask your forgiveness
and understanding during these.
difficult times for our organization
and the senior services center.
"In the hope that you will agree
to join us, the Taylor County
Senior Services board of directors
unanimously voted to appoint Mr.
Malcolm Page and Mr. Buddy
Humphries to our board on June.,
22, 2005; We are authorized to
extend you an invitation to join us
immediately and we hope that you,
will accept our invitation," Ching
"Thank you for your apology,
but it wasn't necessary," Page said.
"It was to us," said Ching.
Page said he would consider the
offer, but "first I need to hear from
the Area Agency on what the plans
are and see more about what's
going to happen."
After passing the commissioners.-
a copy of an updated financial.,
statement for the organization,
Ching said, "As a result of a:
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Coker: 'Insurgency continues to fester
: Editor's Note: Hometown hero Maj..
Kirk Coker, the son of Elmer and Pat
Coker, is currently serving overseas in
Iraq. Prompted by a fellow Marine's
own letter posted to his hometown
newspaper, Coker first penned an
open letter to Taylor County detailing
life on the front linesof freedom back in
April. This week, we present a second
letter, dated July 2, 2005. Coker
attended Taylor County High School
ahd. Florida State University,
'graduating in 1981 and 1986,
respectively. He and his wife,
Shannon, have three children;
McKenna, 12, Tyler; 5, and Ireland, 3.
He has served in the.-U.S. Marine
Corps for 16 years, currently based out
of Camp LeJune, N.C. '
. Hello Perry and Ta lor Count:
Itt has been approximately three
months since' I last wrote, the
following is an update. You will
recall that I am an officer with the
2nd Marine Expeditionary Force
(Forward) Staff now back in Camp
Fallujah. I have since changed
duties and am now working
directly with the Combined Iraqi-
Coalitionc Headquarters in Baghdad
facilitating the deployment of Iraqi
Security Forces (ISF army, police
and border guards)' to al Anbar
Province. Principle cities in al
Anbar being Fallujah, Habbaniyah,
Ramadi, Haditha and the border
town of al Qaim. All of these cities
lie in the Euphrates River valley as
it runs northwest to southeast
through the heart of Iraq.
Since 4 last wrote, we have
.introduced four battalions, roughly
3,100. Iraqi soldiers, into Fallujah
'and Ramadi. We will deploy more
in the coming months further west
to the Syrian border. We have
deployed two battalions of para-
military police, one in Ramadi and
one in Fallujah. Each of these
battalions has roughly 600 men.
These para-military units have
replaced U.S. .Marine and U.S.
;Army personnel guarding entry
control points into the cities and
continue to conduct integrated
patrols with IJ.S. Marines and U.S.
Army soldiers. One of our tactics is
to search all vehicles, incoming
and outgoing, from the cities to
disrupt the insurgents means' of re-
supply with weapons, personnel
arid most importantly, vehicles that
are rigged for use as homicidal-
It has been a challenge
integrating the Iraqis into our
operations and tactics. They are
poorly trained, if trained at all, in
basic military skills such as order
and discipline. Our plan, which has
been well-publicized by the media,
is to "partner" a U.S. Marine or
.U.S. Army unit with a like Iraqi
unit in planning, coordinating and
operations. This has been a slow
Taylor County native Major Kirk Coker is pictured at the Syrian border. He is currently
serving overseas in Iraq.
process and because we have had
to continue to conduct offensive -
operations to gain or maintain a
secure environment, training the
Iraqis and making available U.S.
military personnel to conduct the
training is particularly challenging
here in al Anbar. Of the Iraqis I
have met, and worked with to some
degree, they are eager to learn and
want to be successful in spite of the
fear of terrorists threatening their
lives and even their families.
Coalition Forces continue to
make progress across Iraq
integrating Iraqi Security Forces
and gradually handing over
"battlespace" (geographical areas
of responsibility for stabilization
and security operations) to the
Iraqis. As I have said before, and
what you see or read in the news,
where we are in al Anbar, is where
the insurgency continues to fester
as we get our arms around it. The
Marines "battlespace" is the largest
area of responsibility in Iraq, and
we have the fewest number of
troops, armored vehicles, tanks and
aircraft. Please do not fret over
this, it has been this way for the
Marines for 229 years now; and I
am not sure how we would handle
having overwhelming forces and
We have improved living
conditions considerably. Here:
aboard Camp Fallujah I have since;
moved into a larger aluminum
modular building for my sleeping.
quarters. Oddly enough, my::
Please'see page 6
A-2 Taco Times July 6, 2005
Letters seek more details
on proposed power plant
. I found the recent article, "Power
Plant Details Given," (Perry
News-Herald, June 24-25)
informative. -However, I am not
convinced that Taylor County
needs such a facility. While Mr.
Mike Lawson, project manager for
the power company, said "we're
much cleaner than the older
plants," he did not say that this
proposed plant would use the latest
and cleanest coal technology
available at this time.
Mr. Lawson made it clear that
his company is exempt from
paying property and sales taxes in
Taylor County. He also said that
our county will not receive any
electricity from this plant.
Mr. Lawson said that, in
Jacksonville, their company has
"pipes in, the roadways and
transmission lines everywhere."
Surely, with plans for this proposed
plant to pipe electricity to several
cities, our county will be criss-
crossed with these high-voltage
Will the power company which
Mr. Lawson says is "connected to
municipalities" use eminent
domain to secure Taylor County
landowners' property for these
many miles of power lines?
There have been concerns in the
past that these types of high
voltage power lines could possibly
cause childhood leukemia and
other cancers. Cancer clusters
have been known to have occurred
near such lines.
There was no mention in the
article of the millions of gallons of
water per day that this proposed
plant would use or what impact it
could have on our aquifer.
In addition to 10 trucks per day
hauling limerock, there will be. a
train with.100 open cars per day
carrying coal through our area.
This will be another negative
impact of the proposed plant. With
a train that is over 5,000 feet long,
it sounds like there would be a lot
of long waits at the crossings!
Such a facility would. affect
every resident in this county and
Not only for today or tomorrow,
Doris Basnar Kelynack
Letters to the Editor
County is not a 'dumping ground'
Re: "Believe nothing without
confirmation," June 29, 2005 Taco
Mr. Ray Evens. this is very true.
It is a medical fact, confirmed by
some of the best lung specialists in
the land: coal-burning plants
produce highly toxic wastes and*
No one mentioned it when we
were fed the "good news" that we
may get good, jobs in Taylor
County. We only saw the beauty of
Good jobs. That may or may not be.
We were in the "running." My
comment was to "rope 'em in."
Noiw it doesn't smell much like
"bacon and eggs" to me. It smells
like a medical disaster. ,
Call me an "activist," I don't
care. I fight for what is right, many
causes over the years. Whatever I
am, I am not an "extremist" out to
harm anyone. So, hold your fire!
What is amazing to me is the
number of people who allow
themselves to be "walked on." You
do have one thing right. We want
no industry here which will cause
more pollution. We have too much
already. We are not a "dumping
As for lumbering, my ancestors
were in lumbering and turpentine
in the Jacksonville area long before
pollution became a problem. I
heard nothing of chemicals being
Other than that, I am also a
retired nurse and care-giver sine
S1986. even if'" ha l.e not heard
every medical report. There are
many with respiratory ailments
already. I am 81 years old with
chronic bronchitis. A neighbor
friend is on oxygen.
You know something else, I've
never seen a town with so many
"widows." You tell me about
pollution? I'll tell you this. It can
shorten lives and make you
miserable, cause much damage to
the old and young.
SWe have many problems to,
solve--not just missiles. No we
don't need any more. pollution,
pipelines to the' Gulf or off-shore
Be aware: they are not to use us
as a dumping ground.
Former AMVETS commander says 'goodbye'
As I depart, from the City of
Perry and Taylor County, I would
like to say goodbye to my friends
with the following poem, and hope
they will think of me when reading
Now I leave...our lives divide,
Mixed emotions I feel inside..
I'll cherish the times we laughed
'll distinctly remember the little
Memories are always highly
Precious memories of you--I am
9U All-Stars give thanks
j The Perry 9U All-Star baseball
team would like to thank the
following businesses and
individuals for their generous
contributions toward our recent
trip to Jacksonville to compete in.
the 2005 Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken
-Baseball State championship.
The opportunity to play for a
state championship is one the
players will remember for a long
time to come. The support of our
Local merchants and businesses is
A special thanks to: Thomas
Chevrolet, South House Home
Furnishings, Timberland Ford,
Mauldin's Collision Clinic..Inc.,
Shady Grove Grocery, Perry.
Optimist Club, Citizens Bank of
Perry, Nelda Parker, Frank Russell,
Smith Smith & Moore Attorneys at
Law, Robert Stringer. AFLAC,
Glenn Padgett/Padgett Lawn Care,
Fru-Con, Construction Corp.,
Shell, Daryll Gunter and Murphy
.Coaches Joe Rodgers,
Mark Wentworth, Mark Pelt
and the. 9U Perry All Stars
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Happiness is what I needed so
A deep feeling of love and trust.
Richer am I to have been here
I'd like to believe you feel this
If a times when you're all alone,
Please think of me here at home,
My thoughts I'm.sure will be here
Recalling the things tried to do.
Neither in love, no commitments
Could it be said that we were
For a, time in my heart you will
I'll manage to smile when I hear
Though tears ofjoy may stain my
As I remember time and place.
No matter how much it saddens
me, ,, :' :
I must leave in order to be free,
Unknown to us if we shall meet
Let's not say goodbye
Perry..let's say, till then. :
r .: s a Yours truly.
Bruce R. Foster
Charter member and former
commander of AMVETS Post 20
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It Doesn't Matter
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
When our humble boat accelerates to our beach neighborhoods for a two-
through the Dekle Beach Canal and month season.
enters the panoramic Gulf of Mexico, "Divers down" flags flew alongside the
which surrounds its visitorss with blue American Stars and Stripes, as people
sky and bright sun, I am instantly celebrated their American freedom in a
positioned at a place I now call, It place where the pursuit of happiness is
:Doesn't Matter. attainable.
For at that place and for that period of The experts among us, however,
time, It Doesn't Matter. admitted that we should have been
The routine involved with getting to there on opening day. The number of
,the beach (putting 'gas. in the boat, boats and the number of scallops were
checking the trailer, loading the ice astounding, they said. "It's been picked
chest, packing beach towels and, over now," said one.
sunscreen, securing the house, feeding This man, who--as the father of four
the dog, locating the children near and girls--surrounds himself with women at
afar) is tiring to be sure. all times, had 20 scallops in his bag.
There are moments in the Nothing short of a Loaves and Fishes
preparations when the husband would miracle was going to turn that number
just as soon leave the vessel parked, of mollusks into dinner for his crew. So
and moments when I might be inclined he gave them to us.
tto agree. "Hey, not bad," we said, taking his bag
SBut then we find our way through that and bidding him farewell.
Scandal to the great swimming hole of the Two young divers on our boat brought
Southern U.S.A., and we are new people. in their bounty of 10, 20, then 30,
SIt Doesn't Matter. before declaring: "There aren't anymore
i "Have you found any scallops?" we out there."
asked a friend sauntering near the boat A father disagreed and went on his
ramp on the Fourth of July. own. He picked up another 15 and
"Yeah, a few," he said, "but I didn't feel added them to our war chest. "I've got
like picking them up." He didn't laugh, plenty of my own already cleaned," he
but the husband and I couldn't help it. said, having been at Keaton Beach since
He had been too long at It Doesn't Friday. "Any I pick up today, will be
"I figured we'd go up here to the We encouraged him mightily; handed
restaurant where they've cleaned them him a piece of fried chicken, and wished
and cooked them, and we'd eat scallops him well. Should we worry about using
--without the work." our friends? Remember: It Doesn't
This very wise man grabbed his Matter.
fishing pole and headed toward It By the end of the day, we didn't have
Doesn't Matter again. enough scallops to open a restaurant
I know I could be him. If I lived on the and feed our friends who didn't feel like
Gulf of Mexico, I'd gain 40 pounds and picking them up, but we surely had
lose all contact with the present world. plenty for our family of four--served
I think I'd just sit at the window and with homemade bread, fresh vegetables
watch the water, and watermelon.
Truly, I need to stay in town--far away I may never see the Taj Mahal or the
from At Doesn't Matter, before nothing other remarkable wonders of this world,
matters. but I maintain that the wide open Gulf
We were directed to the region others of Mexico has powers of healing and
call Piney Point; and we weren't the first restoration that man-made buildings
to think of it. There, legions of boats of don't possess. And every now and then,
all colors, sizes and trademarks, when you feel like your world is wound
gathered in covered wagon style, to tightly around those- things which
capture those illustrious bi-valves we scream your name in the middle of the
call scallops--the very delicacies which night, you need to find your way to a
bring people from all over the country place where It Doesn't Matter.
I I I
A-3The Taco Times July 6,2005
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Dr. and Mrs. Ben Whitfield
Three families schedule
reunions this weekend
The Wash Johnson Family Reunion will be held July 9 beginning at
11 a.m. at the Perry Woman's Club. All, friends and family members are
invited to come for a covered dish lunch. Paper products will be
The Ezell Family Reunion will be held Saturday, July 9, at the Day
Community Center beginning at 10'a.m. Everyone is encouraged to
bring a basket lunch and to join the family for fellowship. For details,
please call 386-294-2080 or 386-294-1168.
The family of George W. Page will hold a family reunion on Sunday,
July 10, at the Shrine Club on Courtney Road. All family membersland
friends are invited; please bring a covered dish for lunch at 1 p.m
For additional in formation.'call 584-4635
for 'Woman of Year'
Commissioner Charles. H..
Bronson recently announced that
nominations are being accepted for
the 2005 "Woman of the Year in
Agriculture" award. The award,
now in 'its 21st year, recognizes
women w.ho have made
outstanding contributions to
"This award spotlights the'Vital
role of. women in Florida
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agriculture and serves to encourage
others to get involved."
The deadline for submitting
-nominations to the departme is'.
Nov. 1, 2005.
.-For nomination forms, call
Richard Gunnels at (850) 488-
3022 or visit www.myflorida-
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50 years of marriage
Dr. and Mrs. Ben Whitfield of El Dorado, Ark., will celebrate their 50th
wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise. Ben and the former Jewel
Adell Kennedy of Auburndale were married June 26, 1955, by the Rev.
James Thompson in the First Baptist Church of Aubumdale.
Dr. Whitfield is the retired president of South Arkansas Community
College in El Dorado. He began his teaching career in Taylor County
.High School and served as dean of students in the College of the
Albemarle in Elizabeth City, N. C. and was academic dean and acting
president of Westark Community College, Ft. Smith, Ark. He was the
founding chief administrator of what is now South Arkansas Community
College in El Dorado. 'After retiring from SACC, he served an academic
year as interim president of East Arkansas Community College in Forrest
City. Whitfield graduated from Florida Southern College and earned his
M.S. and PhD from Florida State University.
Mrs. Whitfield began her teaching career in Taylor County High School
and taught in Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Southside High
School in Ft. Smith and retired from El Dorado High School. She is a
Florida State University graduate, an active member of Delta Kappa
Gamma Society, International, serving as local chapter president, state
Parliamentarian, state corresponding secretary and chairman of the Kappa
State Leadership Seminar. The International Honor Society for Women
Educators selected Whitfield for and financed a trip to the University of
Texas for the International Leadership Seminar.
The Whitfields have two children, a son, Russell Whitfield (wife,
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Brent and Sheryl Wells of Crawfordville.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Wakulla High School and is employed
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17-under team in state
tournament in Madison
A-4 The Taco Times July 6,2005
Perry's 17-under all-star team
will, be participating in the Babe
There was a day in the not-too-
distant past when it was rare for
black bears in Florida to venture
into urban areas but today that's
no longer the case. Now, it's an
An increasing bear population,
ever expanding development and
the population boom in Florida
mean bears and humans mix on a
daily basis. Consider the case last
week when a 154-pound juvenile
male bear found itself in the
middle of the'St. Andrews area in
Panama City. That bear was
tranquilized and taken to the
Ap'alachicola Nationral Forest
where it was released.
The biggest key to living with
bears, says Todd Nims. a wildlife
biologist with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC). is to make
sure you don't leave anything
outside that bears %ill eat.
"If you live in an area where
you know you have bears or hae C'
experienced problems with them'
in the past. don t leae things out
like garbage or e':cess pet food.
Garbage cans need to be secured or
brought into a garage," Ntms said.
He said there are companies now .
that make bear-resistant de vices for
'safely securing garbage cans..
Diagrams on how to make these
bear-resistant devices are. also
available on the Internet.
Nims said he's handling a lot of
nuisance bear calls now due to the
dispersal of juvenile bears; mostly
males, trying to find their own
place where thec can thrive. Over
the. last week or, so,i Nims said
he's spoken with home% ners
experiencing bear problems in
Santa Rosa County. Niceville,
Shalimar, including Eglin AFB,)
Carrabelle and Crawford\ille.
Nims said some callers are
almost paranoid about the fact that
bears are in their area and demand
that the bears be caught and
moved He said moving a bear is
one-of the last things he usually
recommends because it does I
solve the problem, nor does it
address the larger issue that as
development and habnat loss both
increase, humanbear interaction
will inevitably become more
common. Besides, he says. other
bears may continue to be a
'nuisance. However, in busy,.urban
areas where a bear has little chance'
of safely getting back to its
habitat, moving a -bear is
sometimes the only option.
One. thing Nims tells people is
black bears have never attacked-
anyone in Florida or most other
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Challenger British Soccer
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The Perry Soccer Association
will be sponsoring a week-long
summer soccer camp with
instruction provided by
Challenger British Soccer.
The camp will be held Aug.
1-5 and will-be for youngsters
ages 4 through 18.
Three sessions divided by age
groups will .be held each day.
Ages 4-6 will be from 9 a.m. to 11:
a.m., ages 7-9 from 11:30 a.m.
until 1:30 p.m.. and ages 10-18
from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The registration fee will be $75
For more information, contact
Kay Parker at 584-6438 or Carol
Wentworth at 584-5382. You may
also register online at
When the cills about nuisance
bears come inr Nims said the
answers are usually the same -
remo\e the "aitrjacants" and the
bears will go a\\ a\. In addition to
garbage and pei food. Nims said
bird feeders, charcoal grills 'Aith
food drippings and decaying tood
in compose piles are all things
that need to be eliminated in bear
Nnms urges people'who suspect
they have bear problems go to the
:FWC's Web site MyFWC.com
and download the brochure
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SBear." For those without computer
access, individual copies can be
obtained by calling Nims at (850)
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Christopher Paul Sisk
Christopher (Chris) Paul Sisk,
24, a resident of Glen St. Mary,
died July 2, 2005, from injuries
received in an accident.
A former resident of Perry, Mr.
Sisk had lived in Glen St. Mary for
the last several years. While in
school, he was a member of the
Future Farmers of America, where
he participated in competitive
speaking, and was a member of the
Texas Longhorn Breeder
Association of America.
He was a Baptist and attended
Sanderson Christian Revival
Survivors include: his parents,
Paul M. Sisk Jr. and Gale Hunter
Sisk; a sister, Lacey Sisk; his.
paternal grandparents, Peggy and
Paul M. Sisk Sr., all of Perry; his
fiancee, Michaelle Bennette of
Macclenny; and a host of aunts,
uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his
maternal grandparents, Buster and
'Funeral services will be held
today, July 6, at 2 p.m. at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home with
interment following at Pineview
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m.
at Burns Funeral Home, which is in
charge of the arrangements.
Lance Garrett Quicke
Lance Garrdtt Quicke, 22, a real
estate student, died Thursday, June
30, 2005, at Baptist Medical
Hospital in Fernandina Beach.
Born in Tallahassee, he was a-
lifelong resident of Taylor County
and a graduate of Taylor County
High School where he was on the
football, soccer, track and golf
He was a member of First
Baptist Church, and enjoyed
surfing, sailing and fishing.
Survivors include: his parents,
Arley and Sandra (Davis) Quicke
of Perry; two sisters, Heather
Brookes Quicke (and fiance Jon
Michelini), and Kristin Alyssa
Quicke; maternal grandparents,
Henry and Nell Davis of Perry;
paternal grandparents, Arley and
Anne Quicke Sr. of Amelia Island;
a special friend, Shannon McNeil
of Amelia Island; and his best
Funeral services were held at 2
p.m. on July 4, 2005, at the First
Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie
Blalock and the Rev. Glenn Baker
Family members received
friends on Sunday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Bums Memorial Chapel
which was in charge of
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Henry Davis 4-H
Scholarship Fund, c/o Taylor
County Farm Bureau, 813 S.
Washington St., Perry, FL 32347.
Roy H. Sheffield
Roy H. Sheffield of Bartow, a
native of Perry, died July 2, 2005,
at his son's residence in Plant City.
He was 76.
Mr. Sheffield moved from
Sanford to Bartow 47 years ago,
and worked as a radiology and
.laboratory technician at Bartow
He was a World War II veteran,
having served in the U.S. Army,
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and a member of the American
Association of Medical
He attended the First Baptist
Church of Bartow.
Survivors include: his wife of 51
years, Mrs. Constance Sheffield of
Bartow; three sons, Steve Sheffield
of Plant City, John Sheffield of
Bartow and Mark Sheffield of
Debary; one sister, Eula Hanburry
of Gainesville; two brothers, Jerry
Sheffield of Gainesville and
Charles Sheffield of Perry; and
Family members will receive-
friends at Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home in Bartow (650 E.
Main St.) on Thursday, July 7,
from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Services are planned for 11 with
the Rev. Paul E. Puckett
Interment will follow in
Townsend Cemetery in
Memorial contributions may be
made to First Baptist Church,
Partners in Ministry Fund, 410 E.
Church St., Bartow, FL 33830.
iiA-5 Taco Times July 6, 2005
Gospel group will perform
Sunday at Church of God
Padgetts to sing this weekend
The Padgetts of Lakeland will be at the Perry Church of God, located at
1106 S. Center St., on Sunday, July 10, at 11 a.m. Pastor Robert Kirkland
invites everyone "to come expecting a blessing as we worship the Lord in
songs of praise."
The Padgetts have toured the Southeastern United States, preaching and
singing the gospel of Jesus Christ since 1977. "If you like gospel music,
you will love the Padgetts' arrangements of 'There Rose A Lamb,' 'The Old
Rugged Cross Made the Difference' and 'Getting Ready to Leave This
World.' Everyone is invited to attend.
Wesleyan Church plans V.B.S. July 11-15
A Serengeti adventure will be this year's Vacation Bible School at Perry
Wesleyan Church, located at 3781 Foley Cutoff Road. The V.B.S. is
scheduled for July 11-15 for grades K-5 with classes from 9 a.m. until
noon. Please call 584-2124 or register in person.
Stewart Memorial observes Men's Day
Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church will hold its annual Men's Day
program on Sunday, July 10, at 11 a.m. The theme for this year's event is,
"A Few Good Men--Paving the Way for the Future." Organizers urge,
"Please join us for a morning of worship and praise."
Vacation Bible School
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Saturday, July 9 5:00 pm
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405 E. Hampton Springs Ave. 584-7441
A-6 The Taco Times July 6, 2005'
No disruption to senior services; close scrutiny continue
Continued from page 1
financial analysis that we have had
in place and ongoing for the past
three months, we have come to a
determination--over the past week
especially-that our financial status
is very serious at the facility and
we do not see an opportunity for
us at this time to achieve financial
stability with the current expenses
and facility costs.
"We decided, after much
deliberation, that we would not
reapply as an organization for the
new fiscal year's funding grants.
Ms. Wise was able to work to
obtain the Jefferson County
.Senior Services organization to
apply for the grants and they will
be coming in effective tomorrow
(July 1). They will be actually
operating the services out of the
facility," Ching said.
"At the same facility?" Page
"Yes," Ching said. "We are very
happy about that and we see this
as a real positive that
we will have no disruption in
services to the seniors."
"They're going to provide the
same level of services to our
seniors that .you currently
provide?" Page asked.
"Our understanding is that they
have looked at the program
services that we have been
committing to provide and they
are picking that up," Ching said.
"In addition, we have worked
out, because we own the facility,
the operating costs."
The majority of TCSS's
employees will be kept on by the
new organization, Ching said.'
Two key exceptions were Bratcher
and Financial Officer Carol Fondo.
Ching said the board of directors
had voted to add Bratcher to the
board effective July 1. When asked
why Bratcher and Fondo were not
at the meeting, Ching said they
were having a separate meeting to
discuss the organization's finances.
"We do not intend, to give up on
the facility. Our objective is to
have these services still
maintained and operated long-term
by Taylor County Senior
"So Jefferson County' Senior
Services will have the contract for
at least one year, and at some
point in time you will have a
chance to re-apply?" Page asked.
"We have a chance to re-apply
during the normal application
cycle next year. That is our goal
as an organization," Ching said.
According to Wise, the cycle
begins three months before the
'beginning of the next fiscal year,
which will begin July 1, 2006.
Questions then turned to the
financial statement Ching provided
the commission. As of June 30,
TCSS had $57,933 in bills and
$24,837 in the bank, according to
"Unfortunately it has changed
every single day this week,"
"Diane, how ido you plan on
raising $58,000?" Commissioner
Daryll Gunter asked.
"Candidly, I don't have all the
answers yet to this dilemma," she
'Morale remains high,' Coker says
Continued from page 1
roommate is a Navy Seabee and
University of Florida graduate. We
have had some interesting
conversation about the upcoming
football season and the prospects
for our teams. The biggest
-improvement is the installation of
real toilets with running water--no
_more port-a-johns! The food
continues to be excellent.
Unfortunately, the variety seems
to be redundant, but I try to keep
things in perspective realizing just
.how bad the Iraqi people just
outside our camp in Fallujah have
had it for the last three decades
u I again want to thank everyone
back home for his or her prayers
:and support for us. We continue to
receive care packages and letters
addressed to "Any Marine or
Soldier in Iraq." Although it is.
ery tough to be away from my
family .and the true luxury of
being: an. American, I am
privileged to serve here with great
Amrneican heroes that unselfishly
do their duty every day. These are
the young 18, 19, 20 year-olds
that actually .patrol the streets,
man the check points, and face the
'anxiety of improvised explosive
devices (IEDs) placed everywhere
outside our perimeter.
Morale remains high here
among the soldiers, sailors,
airmen and Marines that I serve'
with here at Camp Fallujah. I was
particularly upbeat following
President Bush's speech from Fort
Bragg 'this past week. His
emphasis on staying the course
could not be more accurate. I am
certain that no one would argue
that the American people would
rather us proactively take on the
enemy here than sitting back
waiting to be attacked again. The
mission we have here is critically
important for the future of the
Iraqi people as well as the global
economy; both our friends and
potential adversaries are heavily
dependent upon this region for
We will continue to remain
motivated and will press on until
theIraqis can unilaterally maintain
their security. Foresight dictates
that we have an incredible
opportunity to help establish a
representative form of government
in Iraq, as well as ensure the,
security and preservation our own.
said. "I just got these numbers at
5 p.m. today. We started thinking
we were $35,000 behind and then
it was $41,000. It was $47,000
"The issue for our staff has been
every time they turn around new
bills have come in that were not
Ching said the only person they
planned to keep on their payroll
past July 1 was Fondo, who could
stay on for up to 30 days to
continue work with the finances.
"So you will still own the
building?" Page asked.
"Yes," Ching said.
"So you will have some bills
still coming in," Page said.
"Yes, we will."
"Your revenue will' be from
renting the building?" Page asked.
"That is one of the primary
opportunities for us, to continue
to develop, the rental
possibilities," Ching said. There
are currently four organizations
renting space at the facility.
According to Ching, the TCSS
board of directors held a meeting
earlier in the week to discuss the
financial situation of the
"It was not until that moment
that we had a clear picture where
we were financially. For the first
time we had a full itemized
budget. That was a reality check.
When we starting looking at that,
it appeared that on a monthly
basis, it would take about $41,000
to operate the facility at that time.
What we looked at coming in was
about $31,000 a month."
"I'm a numbers person," Page
said. "You have accounts payable
of $57,000. That's about $5,000 a
month for 12 months, plus you
have ongoing expenses. So you'll
need a revenue stream of about
$7,000 a month. Would it be too
much to ask what your real
income is per month."
While Ching said they did not
have solid numbers for cost and
revenue, it was estimated that
TCSS would fall short about
$4,000 a month.
Wise then addressed the board
about the future of senior services
in Taylor Count).
"I would like to thank the
(TCSS) board. I think they finally
realized they were not viable.
"Like I assured you before, we
are going to make sure seniors
services are here in the
Wise said she was "thrilled that
Jefferson County Senior Services
has stepped in. The director there
has been there for 17 years. She's
done a wonderful job. She came in
and met with all of the staff
yesterday. Those that are interested
in staying and those who are doing
a good job, will have jobs.
"She will tighten the belt
internally very tight. She will run
a very tight ship as far as where
the money goes, but senior
services will not be reduced at this
The new organization would
have a local board of directors,
"I want to assure seniors that
services will continue. We don't
want to call it Jefferson County
Senior Services. She will
incorporate and it will be called
Taylor Senior Center. They only
want to provide the services for a
"The commission is not at fault
at all with the problems at Taylor
County Senior Services," Wise
said. "We cannot do anything
about the problems now. I just
wantto make sure senior services
continue and that people in the
community know that there will
no be lapse in the services or the
food being served.
She said that next April.
AAA would issue a request for
proposals to solicit organizations.
STCSS would be able to reapply ai
"Part of the process willbe to
make sure they have money in'ithe
bank. They'd probably need close
to $50,000. You have to do about
three payrolls before you.. get
reimbursed," Wise said.
"It may take more. than one
year," Page said. "It may take two
years, but in the long run, Taylor
County needs to. run Taylor
County Senior Services."
Commissioner Clay Bethea then
asked about the matching
requirements and whether the
commission needed to give money
to the new organization.
The commission had $16,750 in
funding available: the contested
second and third quarter funds
totaling $12,500 and the fourth
quarter funds of $6,250 for July
"We have a concern," Ching
said. "In order for us to move
forward as well, we would ask to
consider that the two remaining
payments that were committed to
our organization be paid to us as
they are part of supporting
services that have already been
provided through June 30."
"With all due respect, you didn't
provide some of the
documentation on some of the
services," Gunter said.
"Do we have a contract for last
year with Taylor County Senior
Services?", Page asked.
"We do not have a contract for
04-05," County'Clerk Annie Mae
"It was all pending on the audit
we were waiting for," Humphries
"We have two issues here,"
Bethea said. "One issue is moving
things forward and that's to make
sure senior citizens are taken care
of from July 1 until Sept. 30."
Bethea then made a motion to
give the fourth quarter ($6,250)
funds to Taylor Senior Center
contingent on-receiving an audit
from JCSS and having a contract
worked out. Page seconded.
The motion passed 4-0.
Commissioner Jack Brown was
not at the meeting.
The second issue is what to do
with the $12,500. I need a balance
sheet in front of me," Bethea said.
"If I give money and I still fail,
I haven't done anything. I have to
have a way to get out of this,"
"Our board would welcome the
opportunity to continue this
dialogue," Ching said.
Ching then invited the
commission to attend the TCSS's
next regular meeting on Thursday,
July 21, at 5:30 p.m. No other
decision was made about the
$12,500 at Thursday's meeting.
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Amvets Post 20, ladies auxilliary
and Sons of AMVETS meet 3rd
Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion, Steinhatchee
Post 291, fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group who meets
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays
at Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy.
98 West, across from the BP station at 86
AL-ANON, St. James Episcopal
Church (in library), Wednesdays 12 noon
to 1 p.m.; 584-2146. Thursday at 6:30
for beginners meeting with regular
meeting at 7 p.m.
The Way: Christ centered recovery
group, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy., 98 W., across
from BP Station. Open to alcoholics,
addicts, family members and friends.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at. First
Airport Advisory Commission. 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 4th Tues., noon, 107 East
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs,,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
Mon., 7 p.m., main hanger at airport.
County Commission: first Mon. and
third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second
Mon., 7 p.m., Jerkins Center.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123, meets
first and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: firstThurs.,
6:30 p.m. Scout Hut.
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall. 584-8553 or 584-
Humane Society of Taylor County,
2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest Capital
SJuvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office;
1719 S. Jefferson.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association meets each 2nd Tuesday of
month, 7 p.m. at the Keaton Beach Hot
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon',
Joyce's MainStreet Cafe.
La Leche League International: 2nd
Wed., 10:30 a.mn., Taylor County Public
Lady Elks: second Thurs, 8 pm.
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
each month, Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce at noon.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fri. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds,
.Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
8 p.m., at 1260 W. Hwy. 98, at Serenity
House (dirt road across from BP Station).
These are open meetings to those
interested in addiction. Call 223-0036.
Also,. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m--open
NAACP: 2nd Sun., 6 p.m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church.
National Wild Turkey. Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
7 p.m..584-9185 : .
Optimist 'Club: Thurs., noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wed., 1,0
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.,
SPerry Lodge #187: 1st, 3rd Wed., 7
p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM, first and
third Mvonday nights 7:30 p.m.
'Perry Woman's Club 2nd Wed.,
noon (Sept. May; subject to change)..
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs., 7 p.mn.
(club-house on Courtney Road)
Planning Board: 1st Thurs.; 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Republican Party of Taylor County:
Second Thursday of every month at
Chamber of Commerce. E-mail Tommie
Stanaland at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Rotary Club: Tuesday, noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.;
School Board: 1st and 3rd Tues., 7
SHARE distribution:.4th Sat., 1:0 a.m.
SSocial Security: representative's, 2nd
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, courthouse
Sons of Confederate Veterans
meets fourth Tuesday at VFW Post on
Center Street, 7 p.m.. For location, call
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs.
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
3rd Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Taylor County, Task Force Against
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 4th
Wed.,' 12 noon at Joyce's Mainstreet
Taylor County Democratic Party
, meets'the third Monday, 7 p.m. at the
Golden Corral. Call 584-9656 or 584-
'Taylor Development Council: 2nd
Wed. 4 p.m., at Chamber.
Taylor County. Development
Authority_2nd Mon., 5m. at Chamber.
Taylor County Historical Society:
3rd vron, 7 p.m. Historical Society
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat.. 10'
a.m. Arena located-on Bishop Blvd. ..
Taylor County Leadership Cout)ci '
2nd and 4th Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins _
VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
Father, sons team up for storytel
The storytelling team of
Fiddlers' Green will be performing
at the Taylor County Public
Library on Thursday, July 9 at 3
p.m. as part of the 2005 Florida
Library Youth Program "Read
"Fiddlers' Green is a father and
son storytelling team (one of the
very few in the nation)," said
Suezette Stephens. "Many years
ago, the ol' man started telling
stories. As soon as he could, he
passed on many of those stories to
his own wonderful boys. The boys
quickly discovered, 'Hey, its fun
telling stories!' Before too long,
they wanted to tell stories to all
kinds of people and soon found
that they too had the 'gift of gab.'
Dad took them under his wing and
quickly discovered that both the
boys had unique talents and skills
for spinning tales. The rest, they
say, is history -- the team was
STyler and Austin have been
telling stories for the past two
years, Tyler has been featured at
camps and workshops. Austin is
the youngest of the trio and has
told stories to over 500 people.
Austin (left) and Tyler Smith will be featured Thursday,
July 7, at the Taylor County Public Library. The brothers
will join their father for the fun, which will begin at 3 p.m.
Tyler was asked to tell stories at
theo 2005 Florida Storytelling
Camp as part of the Florida
Youthful Voices. Only six youth
storytellers in Florida were asked
to tell stories at the camp. He was
selected as one of the finalists
to tell stories in February 2005 at
.the National Youth Storytelling
Hall of Fame at the Smoky
Mountain Storytelling Festival!!
Fiddlers' Green has been asked
to present a workshop on family
storytelling titled, "Take it Beyond
the Classroom" at the National
Storytelling Conference in
Oklahoma in July 2005!
Along with their storytelling
performance, the Smith men will
be telling about the Florida
Storytelling Association Youthful
Voices program. There is also
information at the website
For more information about
Florida Library Youth Programs
please visit the library at 403 N.
Washington St., call 838-3512, or
check out the website http://tcfl-
'It's time to vaccinate against West Nile'
Heavy spring rainfall has
triggered major increases in the
state's mosquito population and
resulted in a spike of Eastern
Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases
among horses, Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson reported today.
As a result, Bronson is urging
horse owners to make sure their
animals are vaccinated against the
disease and advising all Floridians
to take precautions to minimize
their exposure to mosquitoes.
"It's critical that the public take
notice that we are experiencing
large increases in Florida's
mosquito population and begin
taking steps to protect not only
their horses but themselves, as
well," Bronson said. "Many
common mosquitoes are capable
of carrying a number of
potentially dangerous diseases."
As of today, 51 horses in 22
Florida counties this year have
contracted EEE -- a virus that
results in brain swelling and is
generally fatal in horses, and
sometimes fatal in humans. No
human cases of EEE have been
detected yet in 2005, according to
By contrast, only 45 cases of
EEE were recorded for the entire
Year in 2004, leading some to
believe that this year's cases could
approach the approximately 200
recorded in the two heaviest years
in recent history -- 2003 and 1982.
On average, Florida records about
62 cases of EEE each year.
Bronson' said this year's
numbers make it all the more
important that horse owners check
with their veterinarians to make
sure that their animals have been
vaccinated against the disease and
Sto make sure that booster shots are
up-to-date. While no West Nile
Virus cases have yet been reported
this year, horses should be
vaccinated against that mosquito-
borne disease also, Bronson said
While no human cases of either
disease has been detected in Florida
this year, the fact that mosquitoes
carrying EEE are present in at
least 22 counties means people are
also vulnerable to contracting the
Among precautions. that
residents should take are avoiding
the out-of-doors at dusk and dawn,
when mosquitoes are most active;
wearing protective clothing--
Sincluding .long-sleeved shirts,
pants and socks--when venturing
outside during those hours; and
using an insect repellent
containing either DEET or
Homeowners should also
remove standing water from their
property, as stagnant water in bird
baths, plant saucers, old tires and
kiddie pools makes excellent
breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Pester your pest
control for licenses
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H.,Bronson is urging
consumers to check on pest
control companies prior to signing
a contract for service.
The Department's Division of
Services regulates pest control'
companies through licensing and
requires specific training for
professional applicators. The
division also regulates the types of
pesticides that can be used in this
state., Last year, the division's
Bureau of Entomology and: Pest
Control conducted nearly 3,500
inspections of pest control activity
-and discovered 120 illegal
operators. Action taken against
those companies included fines,
cease-and-desist orders, and in
some cases, criminal action.
Florida's climate and vegetation
attracts many types of insect and
plant pests. -The warmer .and
wetter weather may prompt many
people to turn to professional pest
control companies to help control
common household pests and
termites, and to help keep their
lawns and yards safe from
damaging pest insects and .weeds.
As a result, Florida has.one of the'
largest. pest control industries in
the nation, with, almost 4,000
licensed companies arid over
30,000 people making their living
providing these services to
Floridians. The majority of the
businesses follow the rules, but
there are some people who offer
pest. control services without
being properly trained and
.:"Pest control is an important
service that can protect a person's
home and health," Bronson said.
"But pest control performed by
untrained or unlicensed people is
no bargain. At best, the service
will be ineffective, and at worst,
can be dangerous if they use the
wrong materials or put pesticides
Sin the wrong place."
There is also the potential that
persons posing as pest control
employees can gain access to a
person's home in order to commit
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services requires that all people
engaged in the pest control
industry carry a photo ID card at
all times when performing these
services. The ID card will have
the licensed company name and
address along with the name.and
identification card number of the
holder. ID card holders must be
employees of licensed companies,
and have continuing, training in
pest control and safety measures.
Licensed companies also must.
maintain, insurance coverage,
which can help protect consumers
in the event of errors made by the
company ,or in the event of
The problem of unlicensed
companies and individuals is
particularly bad when it comes to
lawn care companies. There are
many lawn care companies in
Florida, but no company can
apply any pesticides for weed
control or' lawn insect control.
unless properly licensed by the
Department. Companies that
apply pesticides without being
licensed are unlikely to have
properly trained individuals doing
the work, or to have appropriate
insurance coverage. Unlicensed
pest control is also against the .
law, and can result in fines and
even criminal prosecution.
"Consumers should. make sure
that any pest control services are
properly licensed by' the
The Taylor County Chapter of the American Red Cross has upgraded its computer system
thanks to a donation from Buckeye. The new Dell system represents a significant improvement
in capabilities for the office and was up and running prior to the start of the 2005 hurricane
season. Walter Eaton (left), local Red Cross emergency services, manager, says the up-to-date
computer is essential because everything his organization does before, during, and after an
emergency depends on data. Red Cross computers are relied upon to collect and distribute real-
time information. on hurricanes and other disasters, and to maintain, organizational files
including Volunteer lists and training records. Also shown in the photo are Terrence Reed,
Buckeye plant manager and Eugenia Mullins, assistant Red Cross office manager. Anyone
wishing to assist the American Red Cross can volunteer by calling 850-584-6663.
Forum may help
Raising your grandkids?
If you're one of those
grandparents who is "off your
rocker" and serving as parents for
your grandchildren, then you may
be looking for a friendly source of
An all-day forum for
grandparents raising grandchildren
will be held at Advent Christian
Village, Dowling Park, on Friday,
July 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m.. This forum is open to
residents of Suwannee, Lafayette,
,Hamilton, Columbia, Taylor and
The forum offers information,
relaxation, and support for
grandparents. ACV Department of
Youth and Family Services will
provide care for the grandchildren.
The 'forum will look at
understanding the different
relationship that occurs when a
grandparent becomes the "parent."
In addition, experts will discuss
where to get help with legal,
insurance and behavioral issues.
Grandparents can suggest the
services that are most needed by
A $5 per adult registration fee
includes lunch and childcare. To
register, call Sonja Riley at
386/658-5410. Pre-registration is
appreciated and will help ACV
plan for the day. The meeting
place is Copeland Community
Center, Marvin Jones Blvd., on
the ACV campus.
This forum is a cooperative
effort between Advent Christina
Village and the Suwannee County
Cooperative Service. '
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House for Sale
2BR/2BA, Jiving room, family room,
kitchen, dining room, fully furnished,
carport garage, call 850-223-1722 for more
$40,000, 3 blocks south of Intersection
Hwy 19/27/8, 602 W. Bacon, Perry, Small
house, value in land, Daub Realty, (850)
Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
House moved at buyer's expense.
Call for appt. 584-5454
Handyman Special, 3 BR 1 Bath, 3/4
complete, new woodwork, on city lot near
SNursing Home. Asking $15,000. Job out of.
town, must sell. 386-329-8485, leave
Land for sale, located on Hwy 221 between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1
acre lots with paved roads. Owner
financing available. Please call (386) 658-
1346 or (850) 584-7466 Badcock's.
96 Clayton 16x80, immaculate, 3 BR/2
BA, new blinds, W/D & kitchen floor, uIlity
shed included, you move. $25.000, 850-
BUCKEYE COMMUNITY FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION is offering for sale a 1993
Clayton mobile home, single wide 14x70,
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen
& dining area. This mobile home will be
sold on "as is" basis and may be
inspected by appointment Tuesday-
Thursday 9.30am-.11:30am and. 2:00pm-
4:00pm. For appointment call Frances.or
Darlene at 850-584-7100.
For Sale: Like new; 3 BR, 1 BA mobile
home, new carpet, excellent condition,
leave message at 850-223-1714.:
1993 28x50, DW; 3Br/2B, fireplace, asking
$7000 o.b.o., has to be moved, call 838-
1991 after 1 p.m.
Want To Rent
3 Bedroom, 1 Bant house Absolutely No
Pets & No; Children, good location, call
Gary Davis at 584-8786. Want to rent to
single person or couple, one year contract.
.2 B/R Mobile home, central heat/ac, total
electric, located in small clean, quiet park
2 miles down Beach Rd Water. sewer.
lawn care.and garbage included. $375 per
month, plus $375 deposit. No kids, no
pets, application and references required
7/1tf f ".
Southern Villas of Perryl!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 10 and 2
bedroom HC and non-HC accessible
apartments. Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTI
711.:315 Puckett Rd. Perry,' FL 32347.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
MAKE YOUR POINT...
For rent! Office space available at 800
West Ash Street, site of Taylor County
Senior Services. Call 584-4924 for
Animal loving roommate wanted, Old
Perry, 2BR, 1BA private suite & entrance.
Basic utilities included, $450 mo. +
deposit, call 850-371-1922.
Calico female & Bob tail white/black male,
medium length fur. current on shots,
neutered & spayed Iree to good home. 3
yrs old call 584.4376
L.-st. Kodak digiiai camera with case in
WoodridgeApartments!! area o1 Foley Cut-Off Road and Highway
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2 30 Call 584-9300 REWARD OFFERED.
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing :
Opportunity. Call 850-584-5668, 709 W
Church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD,'TTY t
Regional Therapy Services has a position
available 'or a full-time office manager and
OUTDOOR a part-time Rehab Patient Coordinator
Must be motivated. eneroelic and enmov
working with others Clerical skills
needed. Please fax your Resumes to 584--
Travel trailer 2000, 24' Prowler, queen bed, 4007needed. Pleas f your Resumcall 584-4006to 584-
sleeps 6, full kitchen/bath, ducted heat/air: 40071or caSl ... 5 6..
cuuuc uinette, lots of sorage, plus nitch .
new tires, $7995/OBO/Trade, call 584-"
2002, 14' Airboat, call for engine specs &
Boat for Sale:
2002 Bass Tracker & trailer with 40hp tilt
motor, can be seen at 3385 Puckett Rd,
$6000, call 584.5086 or 584-8168.
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For Sale: 70's Ford Truck Parts, 2x2, 4x4,
1 tol, also military, Kiazer 4x4, 6 lud, 1 1/4
Ton, call 386-688-3999
2001 Suburban LT, loaded, 4wd, 95K
',illes. $19.000 while, call 223-3595.
Runs great-Looks great, I just need more
room "or my growing boys 1995, white, 4
dr, Ford Explorer XLT, 2 wheel drive, cd
and cassette player, 168K miles, $5500
1998 Nissan Masima GLE, fully loaded
leather sunrool, power locks/windows
premium sound system 78K miles.
excellent condition, looks and runs great
$9500 firm Call 584.6583. leave
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For Sale 1993 Wrie GMC Semi recent
motor over haul new rear end & new wheel
bearings $10,000, call 584-6003, leave
2000 GMC Sierra SLE half ton. 3 door.
ext cab, excellent condition, new tires,
silver bed covered, leave message at
Beautiful Boston Terrier puppies. four
females and one male. both parents on
premises, ready to go July 24th, $200
Reserve yours today with a $50
nonrefundable deposit call 223-3012 after
Great Dane Puppies born 5/13/05, will be
ready for loving homes 7/11/05. 3 males
all black, 1 lemale harlequin. Great family
pets, raised in home w/small children
UTD shots & worming, no papers, $250
firm. please call 850-838-2376. leave
message, or email email@example.com
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15.1.1/2 hands Percheroniquarterhorse
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 cars carry a large person Noi
spooky. but is somewhat still green at 3
years old He has been a great trail horse,
but we have 1o thin Ihe herd Located in
Dowling Pairl--5 200 firm Call 386-362-
1954 or 386 68-4954 Leave message.
We will return your call
Scrap Gold & Gold
Pocket Watches Postcards
Diamond Spbrts Memorabilia
l0Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys
Badcock Furnture & More
Set up & delivery person. good license &
driving record required Full time sales
Apply in person. 1003 S Jefferson St
Boat Mechanic needed Monday-Friday, 8'
am.- p m. Starting salary $500 weekly
Must have experience working on motors
& boat rigging References required Apply
in person at 322 Riverside Dr:ve.
Local John Deere Dealership is looking for
a qualified individual to assist with general
office duties. Must be customer service
oriented and have excellent
communication skills Will be responsible
for incoming calls entering invoices into
accounts payable system [or processing.
petty cash and other clerical duties Musl
be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Our company offers a professional drug-
Iree environment competitive pay.
excellent health and dental benefits, and
401 (K) Retirement & Prolit Sharing Plan
Please send resumes to
Human Resources Manager
P O Box 3329, Albany. GA 31706
No phone calls please
Part-time clerk positions available at Sea
Hag Marina Approx. hour 25-35. Must be
dependable, honest and punctual. Please
apply in person at 322 Riverside Drive.
Chis 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 timo'and holiday pay. Please
send resume and references to Secretary
Position, P 0. Box 892. Perry, FL 32348.
Seeking calm, mature, team participant
and leader who is a good communicator
and can function with some independence
Must possess positive outlook and
approach to working with residents
families, and staff. Applications are being
accepted for 2pm-10pm Smaller, modern
facility with excellent PTO system
Contact Lyn Shine Lafeyette Health Care
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A Behavioral Health Care Center is
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$12.92 PER: HOUR/NO BENEFITS.
For more information and a complete
listing. of available positions:
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N.E, Tallahassee. FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check An Equal Opporiuniry/Atrrimaiive
SAcion Employer. DrugaFree Workplace
Aucilla Christian Academy is currently
Accepting applications for a bus driver
position Must have (or be willing 10 obtain)
a CDL class B wiih passenger
.endorsement. Also. must be a positive,
Christian role model For more information
or to apply, please contact the school at
The Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson,
Madison and -aylor Couniie; is seeking a
.Projects Coordinator. Position requires
knowledge of local community health
services and agencies ability to
communicate clearly and concisely
through oral ard wrilen communication
ability to establish and maintain etifenive
working relationships with Coahlion
membership statf, all providers.and the
general public. ability to design prepare
and deliver health education
presentations. and the ability 10 work
independently in local office or in the held
Requires reliable transportalion valid
driver's license, good driving record and
automobile insurance The ideal candidate
ill. have Bachelor s'degreen social wot, --
0ocial sciences, educatir- "healIh or3
social services related field ol studies and
a strong working knowledge of all
Microsoft Orice functions Knowledie c-I
community relations public health Issues
maternal and child health social work, or
markeiing experience preferred
Experience in the community a social
services preferred: must reside in
Jefferson Madison or Taylor Counties
Base Salary $27,000 00 Submit Resume
to. Heallhy Star, PO Bo,: 568 Greenville
FL 32331 by July 30 2005
Fuel $1 25 p.r Gaiioniii
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SFreight. Our Trailers and securement
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For Sale: 1987 Chevrolet Silverado
New motor and transmission.
$3,000 firm. Call 838-2280.
Mod Fi ay
Position vacancies under Taylor County
Board of County Commissioners:
Park Attendant temporary (April.- Sept.)
Part time (days and hour vary) max: 30
hrs/wk. $6.56 hr.
Engineer- $36,504- $41,080
EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Position requirements and specifications
available at Taylor One .Stop Career
Center, 224 N. Jefferson Street, Perry, FL.
32347 or www.tcfl-libinfo.com Submit
applications to Taylor One Stop Career
Center. Positions open until filled.
Reps Needed in your area, 50%
Contact Terri at 584-8463 or 843-1285.
Wanted dead or alive; Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc Will buy sell & trade 4\4 &
truck parts. S'M'A'S'H Towing. 386-688-
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Want to buy lumber or logs, reasonable
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cypress eilc. c:al 850-584-4374, ask for
Trees + Branches Tropical
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Tree Trimming. Removal. Stump Grinding
Free Estlmaies (8501 584-2027
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Vinyl siding & soffit ood rot lascia,
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Appraised Value: $6,900
584-7841 or 584-2301
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Project No. 02DB-89-03-72-01 :H10
Taylor County (herein referred to as the
SealeD oid marked .eailed Bid"-Taylor
,.uJntv Smaii Ciie. Community
.. Deveiornerloom i eock Grant Project for
'Ficail ear 200i to oe financed by the
Stare or Flonrda Oeoparment of
--._ommunrit Atotar3;Mtairne roc'..-sns :
d a' siijiotecvt to Tr eoit rrere ,t .:.[i iii. i
at rhe HOusin.g orr Comm.unnir /
Deselioment Act ri 1i'" as
ameridea w.i Doe receied by the
CounTy. on oenailf o01 rne following
owners for Housing Rehabilitation of the
roll.-,n ri ,_ ni,
Jjr.r rio il b. Paulo Dougnil, 605rj L,:.ren
Henaerson Greer.lie FL
Unit No Oi 10, Janice .M.,rcr. I l0 3ra
Srreer j,-ijuneaii Sreinnato nee. FL
unir rlo 01 1i2 Baolara Ber,,.ell 200t.
Paul Poppell Road, Perry, FL.
Because of new federal regulations for
lead-based paint practices related to
the rehabilitation of single family dwelling
units containing lead-based point,
sealed bids marked "Sealed Bid"-Toylor
County, Small Cities Community
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Clay Swindle, L.L.C., All types of
remodeling, docks, decks, windows, door
framing, add on additions, porches, screen
enclosures, painting interior & exterior,
now that Hurricane Season has arrived.
Should you experience Storm damage, I
will work with your insurance company, 18
yrs. exp.,, licensed & insured. Free
Estimate, call 850-223-1780 or 843-1941,
leave message. Commercial &'
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Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,'
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737, leave message.
Paint Jobs, Body Work, Boat Fiberglass
Repair, Insurance Jobs. New, Used, After
Market Parts. 28 Years Experience.
Lic#2004-1657. James O'Neal. 850-578-
Unlimited Tpick Service, Inc.
3995 Charlbs Sadler Lane
Perry FL 32347
24 HR SERVICE TRUCK
850-6720920(cell) Bobby Rucker
850-223-2579 (off.) Owner/Opelator
Master Mechanic & Mechanical Fabricator
Heavy Duty Haulors, Heavy Duty
Over 25 yrs of Experience and
Development Block Grant project for
Fiscal Year 2001 will be received only
from contractors trained in "Lead-Safe
Work Practices" for the following units:
Unit No. 01-11, Carol Sadler, 2284 Audrey
Johnson Road, Perry, FL;
Unit No. 01-13, Terry Moses, 1957 W. T.
Grubbs Road, Perry. Fl;
Unit No. 01-14, Lassie Lee Lollls, 2684
Johnson Stripling Road. PerryFL; and
Unit No. 01-15, Jimmy and Christine
Stewart, 2645 West U.S. Highway 98,
In order for your firm to submit a bid on
the rehabilitation projects located at
2284, Audrey. Johnson Road, Perry,
Florida, 1957 W. T. Grubbs Road, Perry,
Florida, 2684 Johnson Stripling Road,
Perry, Florida and .2645 West U.S.
Highway 98, Perry, Florida you, your
.emolovee'. and an,' succ.r, roci f.lr
incilu'lna lec iicai. piunit ,,..,) ,-i.
macnaonr.-l :ubc.tnwracrtor: o3nr In ,,
employees performing work on
components painted with lead-based
point must have completed a United
States Department of Housing and
Urban Development approved "Lead-
Safe Work Practices" training course.
The owners listed above invite bids for
the rehabilitation of the above
referenced properties. In order to be
considered the proposal must be
made upon the Bid Proposal Form and
in accordance with the Instructions to
Bidders. Copies of these forms can be
obtained at the Administrative Complex,
201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida on
July 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
The.improvements are to be made ma for
and under contract to the owners of the
subject properties as described above.
Disbursements for funds for the
improvements will be made by, the
County on behalf of the owners.
Bids will be received at the County.,
Courthouses located at 108 North
Jefferson Street. Perry, Florida, by Annie
Moae Murphy,-County Clerk, not later
thah August 1, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. Bids
must be enclosed In a sealed envelope
marked with the property owner's name
.and address. Bids will not be accepted
if they are turned in later than the
deadline specified above. The sealed
bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud in August 1, 2005,at 6:10 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as possible, In the
Administrative Complex, 201 East Green
-Street, Perry, Florida.
CONTRACTORS, please note that 'the.
County will need to know the .following
1. tour state or Ilcensuie : .::
2. tour license numoei
;f3. ouu license claOt ana
..4. Certificate of Completion of Lead-
Safe Work Practices Training, and
5. Your. Insurance coverage.
Therefore, a copy of your contractor's
license, Certification of Lead-Safe Work
Practices Training and Certification of
Insurance must be submitted with your
bid to the County.
In order to be considered, proposals
must be made in accordance with the
Each bidder must submit their bid on the
required Bid and Proposal form. All
spaces must be properly completed or
the Bid and Proposal shall be rejected.
Proposals shall be based on the work
called for in the Work Write-up.
A "walk through" of the above
properties is scheduled for July 14, 2005
,at 10:00 a.m. Please meet at the
Administrative Complex, 201 East Green
Street, Perry, Florida at 10:00 a.m. prior to
going to the units..If you plan to submit a
bid, a representative of your firm must
attend the 'walk though" of the units to
become familiar with the properties and
the work to. be completed.
Any inconsistencies, omissions' or
proposed changes in Work Write-up ,
must be brought to the attention of the
County by bthe prospective bidder at
least 24 hours prior to big submission
deadline. Any changes to the Work
Write-up shall be issued in the form of an
addendum. All addenda shall become
a part of the Work Write-up and receipt
of the same by the bidder must be
acknowledged on the Bid Proposal
Improper preparation, errors In' and/or
omissions for proposals shall not relieve
bidders from fulfillment of any and all
obligations and requirements of the
Contract Documents and Bid Proposal
Form. One original, with original
signatures .of'all bids must be submitted
at bidder's risk. Facsimile or electronic
mall bids will not be accepted.
Each bidder will be assumed to be
familiar with all federal, state and local
laws, codes, ordinances and
regulations which might In any manner
affect the work to be completed or
persons to be employed.
The County reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
No contractor shall visit the subject
property for any reason without first
making arrangements with the County
Contractors, will not be given extra
reimbursement for any conditions not
specified In the Work Write-up or In an
approved change order. No
allowance or reimbursement will be
made for damage caused by Inferior
melhoas crahs.-monrnip or judgment.
nranio, no Bi 6i,3eri; ., particularly called
.. mre iequlremenl cas to Section 3,
Segregaiea I a '.irire Section 109,
Executive Order 11246, all applicable "
laws and regulations., of the Federal
government and State of Florida, and
insurance requirements.. .
In accordance with Executive Order
11246,. the Contractor will not
discriminate against employee or
applicant for employment because of
race, color, religion, sex or national
origin. The Contractor will take
affirmative action to ensure that
applicants are employed, and that
employees are treated during
employment, without regard to their
race, color, religion, sex or national
origin. Such action shall include, but not
be limited to, the following:
employment, upgrading, demotion or
transfer, recruitment, or recruitment
advertising; layoff or termination, rates of
pay or other forms of compensation;
and selection for training, including
BIDDERS SHOULD NOTE THE REQUIRED
ATTACHMENTS AND'CERTIFICATIONS TO
BE EXECUTED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE
BID PROPOSAL FORM. WHICH ARE
IDENTIFIED ON THE BIDDER'S CHECKLIST
OF THE BID PROPOSAL FORM.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Notice is hereby given to
Unless payment Is made on
1994 Pontiac Bonneville
Vehicle will be auctioned on the
22nd day of July, 2005
@ 10 am at Thomas Chevrolet
2128 Hwy 19 S, Pey, FL
ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned Intends to sell the personal
property described below to enforce a
lien Imposed on said property under the
Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes
The undersigned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on the 9th day of
July 2005, at 10:00 am, on the premises
where said property has been stored
and which are located at Lock & Key
Mini Storage,. 1309 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida, County of Taylor, State of
Florida, the following:
Alexis Thomas-Unit A15-hdusehold goods
Shenna Brown-Unit C15-household
Chris Benton-Unit F65-household goods
Charles Lewis-Unit D46-household goods
Purchases must be paid for at the time
of purchase in cash or credit/debit card
only All purchased units sold as is where.
are and items must be removed and
unit cleaned at the time of sale. Sale
subject to cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner and
Dated this 1st day of July, 2005.
7/1, 7/6. 7/8
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Performing musicians included (back row, left to right): Connie Sullivan, Sue. Ellen
Sullivan, June Evans, Susan Nelson, Valerie Gardner, Beverly Jones, Beth Southerland and
Lauren Lynn; (front row from left) Iris Dee Walker, Myrna Archer, Chloe Nelson, Suzanne
Lundy, Devan Towles, and McKenzie Sullivan.
for late July
The Capital Area Youth
Disaster College & Camp are
scheduled for late July.
During the two weeks of
activities, designed to train North
Florida's youthr in disaster
preparedness and response,
participants will learn how they
can prepare themselves and their
families for the next disaster as
well ashow they can help !heir
community after a hurricane or
For additional information
and to register for the college or
the camp please visit
the following web site:
Mothers, daughters play in recital
Friends and relatives, along with
out-of-town guests, were
entertained with a variety of
musical selections at spring recital
held May 22 in the home of piano
teacher, Iris Dee Walker.
The program began with six
students presenting an ensemble
arrangement of Grand Piano
"which sounded like a band," said
Walker. Performing were Connie
Sullivan, Susan Nelson, Suzanne
Lundy, Iris Dee Walker and Myrna,
The first section of the program,
featured classical selections by
Brahms, Dvorak, Bach and Grieg.
Valerie Gardner presented,
Tchaikovsky's ."Swan Lake,"
Chopin's Waltz and Paderewski's
Chloe Nelson and her mother,
Susan, then "relaxed the group,"
Walker said, with a piano and
keyboard lullaby by Brahms.
An arrangement of "Waltz in A
Minor" .was performed as an
ensemble by Sue Ellen Sullivan,
Suzanne Lundy, Lauren Lynn,
Susan Nelson and Connie
The second portion of the
program offered sacred music
including piano and keyboard
selections by Myrna Archer and
Beverly Jones, as well as solos by
Devan Towles and Lauren Lynn.
Beth Southerland was the key
player in a trio which included a
medley of hymns.
The contemporary section of the
recital followed, introduced by a
chromatic, ragtime number with
five students performing. Beverly
Jones then played "Special Angel".
followed by "Beach Boogie"
played by Connie Sullivan. Next,
Gator fan June Evans, and
Seminole fan Suzanne Lundy,
along with an L.S.U. alumnae,
Susan Nelson, joined to play,
"Hold That Tiger."
"The final number had everyone
clapping," said Walker, as Connie
Sullivan and her daughter,
McKenzie, sounded off with the
iFriends in fiur
Looking for a summer pal? The Taylor County Animal Shelter may
have just the friend for you! Currently available for adoption at the
shelter are: a black-mouth Curr, female; a brindle Bulldog, male; a
Lab mix, male, very friendly large dog; and lots of kittens, all colors.
The shelter also has a male Shepherd mix found off Highway 27.
The dog has a collar, but no identification.
"Keep in mind that our response time is slower than usual due to the
overwhelming number of calls we are handling. At the present time
our space is limited due to the number of animals that are being held
due to dangerous dog hearings and neglect/abuse cases. Please call
before bringing animals to our shelter to-turn in," Animal Control
Officer Carrie Tucker said.
Plan a pet "meet and greet' by calling 838-3525 for an appointment.
The Florida Department of Community Affairs and
Florida Department of Environmental Protection will co-
sponsor a public workshop on springs protection hosted
by the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council.
The workshop will be held
July 14,2005-10 am to Noon
at the Quality Inn
Lake City (U.S. 90 at 1-75)
Developers, engineers, landscape architects, planners,
elected officials, environmental and public interest
groups, and other interested parties are invited to attend
this informational workshop to introduce and obtain
comments on the Draft Springs Protection
The Guidebook will provide information to local
governments amending comprehensive plans and land,
development codes to incorporate groundwater
For meeting materials and information, contact:
Scott Koons, Assistant Executive Director
North Central Florida Regional Planning Council
(352) 955-2200, ext. 104i or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information is available at the
Florida Department of Community Affairs website:
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