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July 13, 2005 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 28




A six-foot storm surge from
Hurricane Dennis swamped Taylor
County's coastal communities
Sunday, flooding homes and
businesses from Steinhatchee to
Nutall Rise.
-I Flood waters peaked early
Sunday afternoon, completely
covering the public boat ramp at



in snakes
One of the not-often-thought-
about consequences of a large
storm surge along the Taylor
County coast is the flushing of
animals from the nearby woods--
especially snakes.
Residents and property owners
along the coast have reported an
unusual number of sightings of the
reptiles during their clean-up
Nancy .eo agen, Wi'o was
cleaning up her property Monday
at Dekle Beach, 'killed four
"One of them had 12 babies and
we had to kill them too." she said.
She also said her sister killed
two Monday and saw two other
large rattlesnakes' earlier that
Jimmy Lundy at Cedar Island
was nearly struck by a rattlesnake
Sunday afternoon before the flood
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Keaton Beach and washing ouer
the road leading to Hodges Park.
Homes and businesses along the
main canal at Keaton were
surrounded by water.
Strong winds continued to blow
inland throughout the afternoon.
with white-capped waves
:skimming over paved streets and
Crippling across submerged
driveways and dirt roads.
By late Sunday/early Monda',
the water had receded lek.aing
scattered debris and hea\\y water
damage in its wake.
At the height ,of the flooding.
residents reported water rising up
to a foot inside their residences.
S "We were definitely surprised at
the amount of water that came in
through Sunday. We tried to
prepare according to the
information from the weather
service, but no one expected the
kind of water that came in..no
models predicted that much storm
surge," Ta.lor County Sheriff's
Office (TCSO) Lt. Audie Towles
The rising tide forced road
closings in Steinhatchee. Keaton
Beach, Dekle Beach and at the
'-Econfina River."
In the lull between storms, a
steady stream of spectator- rode
through the tide-swollen areas for a
firsthand look at the damages.
"We were trying to second-guess
,Mother Nature and as we all know
by now, we can't do it. You just
can't predict what Mother Nature
will provide," Towles'said.
County officials were also
caught by surprise 'this weekend
When the storm surge here from

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A six-foot storm surge' washed over Keaton Beach Sunday, leaving a trail of debris and water-soaked houses.

State tournament opens Thursday

Hundreds of athletes, parents
and siblings will be descending on
Perry this week as the community
Shots the 2005 State Babe Ruth

Baseball Tournament for 13-year-
olds. '
;.Perry Recreation Department
Director Glenn Ratliff.said he
expects most hotels here to be full
and predicts restaurants and
businesses will see an uptick in
"These teams bring coaches,
wives, parents and siblings along
with them," he said..
Eight teams from all over North
Florida will be participating in the
tournament which gets underway
Thursday at 10 a.m. ,
"Lake City, Tallahassee,

Wakulla, Jacksonville (Mandarin),
Julington Creek, Williston and
Fernandina Beach will all be
participating," Ratliff said.
Perry's 13-year-old team will
also be competing in the
tournament and Coach Bruce
Ratliff said he likes his team's
"We feel like we got a good draw
in the bracket and hope.to go into
Saturday's games undefeated," he
Perry will open play Thursday
night at 7 o'clock against
Fernandina Beach.

Other, opening round games
Thursday include a 10 a.m.
matchup .between Lake City and
Tallahassee, a 1 p.m. game pitting,
Wakulla against Jacksonville and a
4 p.m. contest featuring Julington
Creek versus Williston.
"These are some of the best 13-
year-old baseball players in .the
state so local fans may want to
come out and watch some of the
action," Glenn Ratliff said.
This week's games will all be
played at Pace Field. The
tournament is expected to conclude

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Cedar Island residents faced flooded canals and overrun roads.

Flood waters in Steinhatchee swept into parking

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Carlie Hillman Jolley, 69, has
fished local waters since he was a
young man, and every time he has
ventured into the Gulf he has
remembered a lesson taught by his
father years ago--always take
along plenty of water and food.
When Jolley prepared for a few
days' worth of fishing and boating
off Keaton Beach last week,, he
had no idea he would soon be
fighting 'to survive in torrential
rains .and hurricane-spawned
waves of six to 10 feet...or how
vauable his father's lesson would
I prove to be.
Jolley was rescued by the Taylor
County Sheriffs Office (TCSO)
and Florida Fish & Wildlife
Commission (FWC) Monday after
spending three days lost in the
Gulf coast grass flats aboard his
20-foot Trophy craft.
Jolley had been staying on his
boat since Tuesday, July 5,
launching from the Keaton Beach
He had evidently left the
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Carlie Hillman Jolley, 69, has fished local waters since
he was a boy. His father taught him to always carry plenty:
of food and water when venturing into the Gulf. This past
-w~eeKend, that lesson helped save Jolley's life.

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Visiting Artist
Series presents
Doug Anderson
The Taylor County Public Library's
Visiting Artist Series continues Friday,
July 15, with author Doug Anderson.
"Learn mor6 about the Red Hills
region of South Georgia and Nortlh
Florida through Anderson's book,
Between Two Rivers," Library Director
Pam Grigg said.
The program will begin at 7 p.m.;
admission is free. Refreshments will
be served.
The Visiting Artist Series is
presented by the Friends of the Taylor
County Public Library.

Looking for
a puppy?
Find a "friend in fur" at the Taylor
County Animal Shelter, which has the
following animals available for
--Yellow Lab puppy.
--Black Lab puppy.
--Several small mix-breed puppies.
--Cats, all colors and ages.
--Two male' ferrets, neutered; de-
scented, must be adopted as a pair.
For more information, contact the
shelter at 838-3525.

Report storm
damage on-line
Register your damage from
Hurricane Dennis by logging onto the
American Red Cross on-line damage
assessment web site at:

Social Security
here July 19
Due to Hurricane Dennis, the Social
Security office has re-scheduled its
next visit to Perry.
A representative will be at the Taylor
County Courthouse Tuesday, July 19.

Blood drive
scheduled July 20
First United Methodist Church will
hold its next regularly scheduled blood
drive Wednesday, July 20, from 2-7
Those who have donated blood
since May will receive a free "Band-
Aid" t-shirts. Donating blood takes
- approximately 45 minutes and "is a
wonderful way to reach out and help
others," organizers said.
SFor an appointment, contact Billie
Wallis at 584-3206.

Festival board
meets today
The .50th annual Florida Forest
Festival Board of Directors will meet
today (Wednesday) at 3:30 p.m. All
members are encouraged to attend;
there meeting will be held at the
Perry/Taylor. County Chamber of

Saving babies,
Team captains are invited to a kick-
off luncheon for WalkAmenca 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 the March of Dimes office at
(850) 422-3152 by today
The March of Dimes WalkAmerica
2005 will be held Saturday, Sept. 24.


Living.:.page A-4
Sports...page A-6

Religion ...page A-7
Community...page .-1
Edltoriale...page 1-2
claooifiedo ... page 5-4

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Gulf waters flooded the RV park at Keaton Beach,

Cedar Island residents wave from a overrun deck.

Steinatchee's Highway 51 was under water Sunday,
streets on foot.

forcing some residents to take to the



Low moments
Flood waters surrounded homes
and businesses along the Econfina
River, pushed by a Hurricane
Dennis-fueled storm surge that
peaked mid-afteroon Sunday.
"The wind kept; blowing and
with it, the water kept coming in.
As the tide began to change, the
water kept coming and coming,"
resident Bonnie Kinsey said.
"At one point, it was four cinder
blocks high."
Whipping wind and rain
continued throughout late
Saturday night and-early Sunday,
bringing with it an ever rising tide.
"The water never stopped,"
Kinsey said, describing the
weekend conditions.
.i. By later Sunday night, flood
y waters--which had reached past
the small coastal community's
volunteer fire station--began to
Srecede and Monday morning many
Residents, like Kinsey, were hard at
,;* work cleaning up.
.- Please see page 8

Ideal Marina in Steinhatchee sustained heavy damage from
flood waters associated with Hurricane Dennis.

Hurricane Emily?

Only days after Hurricane:
Dennis came onshore in Western
Florida, the fifth named storm of
the 2005 season, Emily, is making
its way across the Atlantic Ocean. .
The center of Emily was located,
some 500 .miles east-southeast of
Barbados Tuesday moving west at:
Emily .was expected to
strengthen to hurricane force winds
before reaching the Windward
islands and governments there
have issued hurricane watches.

Dekle Beach Road became a temporary parking area for boats and trailers as residents sought
to secure their property in the face of rising Gulf waters.


Band director resigns

James Yaques

After leading the Pride of Taylor
Marching, Band to state
competition last year-for only the
second time in school history--
Band Director James Yaques has
resigned his position at Taylor
County High School.
TCHS Principal Michael
Thompson said .Yaques cited
personal reasons for leaving his
"The good news is," Thompson
said, "that we have interviewed
two extremely good prospects; one
from Lakeland and the other from
Bowling Green, Ohio.
"They both said they could be
here before school begins in three
weeks, so that's where we're at," he
Thompson said the Bowling
Green prospect has been
personally recommended by the
Florida State University band

director, the current Taylor County
Middle School band director and
School District Personnel
Director Clyde Cruce said Tuesday
that he had really been impressed
with the candidate, also.
".I have.a background in music,"
he said, "so when I interviewed
him, I knew the right questions to
ask. He was very impressive."
Senior band officers are
scheduled to report for duty July
27, so they can begin mapping out
practice schedules and times in
anticipation for the new band
leader to arrive, said Thompson.
Yaques' resignation came just
weeks before band members were
to begin their summer band camp
New dates for .the camp will
be announced as they are

The projected track of the storm
as of Tuesday would have it reach
the Windward islands by
Wednesday night before taking a
turn to the west-northwest.
Depending on where the storm
goes and its speed, it could be
nearing Cuba by Saturday.
Although early forecasts had the
storm possibly impacting the
Eastern U.S. coast, this
updated track could bring the
storm into the Gulf of Mexico by
next week.

Gusting winds

& driving rains

blanket Taylor
Although Taylor County was more than 200 miles away from
Hurricane Dennis' point of impact, the area was buffeted with strong
winds and over six inches of rain.
The coast was hit with sustained winds exceeding 35 mph Sunday,
according to the weather reporting station KNF1 at Keaton Beach.
Winds from Dennis peaked Sunday at 5 p.m. with sustained winds
of 38 mph. Winds of more than 30 mph were recorded for four hours
Sunday from 3 until 7 p.m. Earlier in the day, winds reached 30 mph.
at 10 a.m.
The winds had lessened to 20 mph by the early hours of Monday.
Wind gusts reached almost 50 mph Sunday with a peak gust of 47
mph at 4 p.m. From 3-7 p.m. gusts ranged from 38-47 mph.
A weather buoy 60 miles from the coast was reporting wave swells
at four feet and wind-waves six to seven feet Sunday.
The City of Perry received six inches of rain over the weekend,
according.to the Division of Forestry (DOF).
For the 24-hour period ending 8 a.m. Saturday, the DOF office on
Plantation Road received 1.3 inches of rain. The next reading Sunday
morning reported 2.2 inches and Monday's reading was 2.57 inches.
While the coast line was hit hard by storm surge, there was little
damage reported in Perry due to the storm. Flooding within the city
was not "out of the ordinary," City Manager Bill Biynes said Tuesday.
He said he had only heard of two trees downed by storm winds.

A Citgo sign (tdp left) at Keaton Beach Marina served as an
unlikely water marker Sunday; (top right) a marker at Adams
Beach recorded storm surges on level with a Category 2


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Surge 'worse than predicted'

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The Keaton Beach Boat Ramp, parking lot and restrooms were completely underwater Sunday
afternoon, as was the road leading.to the ramp. A higher-than-expected storm surge was
blamed for the flooding, which soaked coastal communities from Steinhatchee to the Aucilla.

Miracle rescue delivers Jolley

Continued from page 1
Hurricane Dennis exceeded
The county commission held a
special meeting Friday at 5:30
p.m. to declare a state of
emergency, streamlining the
process to get relief from state and
federal agencies once Dennis was
Forecasters were calling for a 3-
5 foot storm surge in the Big Bend
area when Dennis struck,some 200
miles west of here. No evacuation
notices were issued by Emergency
Management duririg the weekend.
"We advised people that if their
homes were in an area prone to
flooding they should be prepared,"
Interim Emergency Management
Director Brianne Hoover said.
The storm surge in Taylor
County, however, reached six feet,
she said. This was compounded by
Sunday afternoon's high tide as
well as wind-driven rain, causing

flooding in the coastal areas of the
"The storm surge was worse
than we expected," she said. "We
didn't expect the surge to be as
significant or as steady as it was."
Along Keaton Beach, water
crossed the main road and entered
buildings there.
"Homes at ground level had
water up to eight inches inside. A
lot of people don't live at their
houses at the beach and we
couldn't get inside those," Hoover
"If you have a home built at
ground level in an area. that is
prone to flooding, you probably
have water in the building."
At Steinhatchee, water crossed
River Road, she said. The road
still had water over it in places
"I would not advise anyone
driving over flooded roadways."
Hoover said that there were no
reported injuries or deaths related

to Dennis. "We do have three or
four displaced families," she said.
The Taylor County Department
of Health is warning people whose
wells have been covered by water
to boil water before use.
"We will be providing water
buffaloes (tanks) at locations
where people can get to them,"
Hoover said.
She said Tuesday a tank had
been placed at Keaton Beach near
the public works building and one
in Steinhatchee at Ancient Oaks
on River Road.
She. advised 'people whose
homes or businesses had been
damaged ly Dennis to contact
Emergency Management' and
provide their name, address and
phone number, as well as a
description of the damage sustained.
"We are compiling a folder to
get assistance from the state and
FEMA," she said.
Emergency Managment can be
reached at 584-3575.

Continued from page 1

straight to the beach Tuesday and
had been staying on the boat since
then,",Lt. Audie Towles said.
"We received a,call from the
marina Saturday around. 4 p.m.
reporting a possible overdue boat
(Jolley). By 5:30 p.m., we were
able to track down his daughter in
Middleburg (Fl.) and she informed
me she had spoken n ith her father
via cell phone earlier in the
afternoon and, that he was
somewhere around the mouth of
the Fenhollo\~' a\ and was
experiencing motor .trouble,"
Tott les said.
An hour later, a searchi.team
:comprised of Tox le,. Deputy Dale
Tucker and FWC officers Bill
Giles and Matt Reynolds \was on
the ; aier searching for Jolle\.
"We went out from
Fenholioh:as and searched from:
Hickory Mound to Big Spring
Creek and out to Rock Island
S:iihout any success. By then. the
first huge bad bands of caiher had
moved in ad'd; We had to call off
the search at S:30 p.m To\ les
The U.S. Coast Guard
dispatched a helicopter Sunday
afternoon to search the area,'but
also met \ ith little success.
The 'ejrch resunmed NMondj\
morning both hN air and sea.
TCSO Deputy BuddL Lee, Towles
and FWC Officer Scott Lee fanned
out along the western portion of
the coastline and maintained
contact with the Coasl Guard
helicopter team.
In the meantime. Jolley was
able to get his radio working and
had contacted the Econfina Fish
Camp. w which rela' ed his message
to the search party.
"We proceeded up t6 that area.
Once we were north of the
Econfina Riyer, we could hear Mr.
Jolley on the radio and it was a
matter of cat and mouse until we
found him," Towles said.
Jolley was discovered about
Halfway between the Econfina and
Aucila ri%\er..,"way up; on the
marsh, almost in the tree line.":
The boat had evidently dri flted
up to the tree line and as the
water receded, bad comeaground
on -the backside of the, island.
"Basically, he was out in the
middle of nowhere," Towles said.
Jolle\ was brought ashore at the
Ec'onfina Boat Ramp, where the

party was met by a .Doctors'
Memorial Hospital Emergency
Medical Services unit. He was
transported to the hospital for
observation and to be net by his
. family.
"It's a miracle that's he still
here The weatherr conditions were
just perfect to, blow, him in-shore
and not blow him off-shore,"
ToIles said.

The Aucilla River at Lamont is
expected to crest Thursday some
2 5-feet above flood stage,
according to the National Weather
Serve ice.
The Aucilla, swollen from rains
associated with Hurricane Dennis,
was at 10.4 feet Mondai and jult
over 11 feet Tuesday. Flood stage
begins at nine feet.
The crest compares .\ith a
previous crest of 9.8 feet in Aug.
S,. 2003 but is \\ell below the
historic crest of nearly\ It feet.

Jolley himself was able to relate
sketchy details of his ordeal,
describing how he crawled across
the deck in pouring rain to cut his
anchor loose with a pocket knife.
"I was taking on water and was
afraid I was going to sink," he
He offered thanks to the officers
for their efforts in finding and
*rescuing him.

'Wore out a box of .410s'

Continued from page 1
waters had receded.
"Jimm% and I %ere wading
through the water ir ing to moe
a large limb "hen it struck and
:nearly hit'him," fellow Cedar
Island resident Richard Carrsaid.

Hugh Lilliott. who lives on the
lower Aucilla River at Marndal',
said he killed a coral snake coming
up the back steps of his home
during the flood.
"I wore out a box of .410s
killing snakes in my yard," he

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The ri\er vas expected to begin
dropping Friday and \tas forecast
to be at 11.1 feet b, Saturday
The Weather Service statement
said houses along U.S. 19 and in
other low-lying areas around the
river should expect water to
approach the dwelling. this week.
Other streams in Taylor County,
although not monitored by th6
Weather Ser' ice, should also rise
through mid-\\eek before receding
later in the week.

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Roast Beef Tenderloin with /Mlorel 07ream Sau

ounces dried morels (2 cups)
cups boiling water
(3-pound) beef tenderloin roast,
trimmed and tied
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

tablespoons unsalted butter, divid
tablespoon vegetable oil
large shallots, minced
cups heavy cream

In a large heatproof bowl, soak morels in boiling water for 20 minutes o until softe
Drain, reserving the soaking liquid. Rub morels under running water to remove any 2
Coarsely chop large mushrooms.
Season beef roast with salt and pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with oil in a very
ovenproof skillet. Brown roast in fat over medium-high heat on 3 sides, cooking abc
4 minutes per side. Turn roast on fourth side and roast at 375 degrees for 35 minute
or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the roast registers
125 degrees for rare. Transfer roast to a carving board and cover loosely with foil. Li
rest 10 minutes before carving into lM-inch thick slices.
Meanwhile, discard fat from skillet and set over high heat.,Slowly pour in reserved
mushroom liquid, stopping before allowing grit from bottom of liquid into skillet. B
liquid, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, for 3 minutes or
until reduced to 'A cup. Strain liquid through a fine sieve set over a bowl. Wipe out s
and add remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add shallots and cook over medium heat fi
4 minutes or until softened. Stir in morels. Add cream arid reduced mushroom liquid
Simmer over medium heat for 7 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Season with salt
and pepper. Serve sliced roast with sauce.

13ack Bones and IRice

1/4 cups dry rice
Salt and pepper to taste

Place backbones and onion in a large pot with enough water to cover. Boil 30 to 40 m
or until tender. Remove bones to a bowl. When cool enough to handle, remove meal
and discard bones. Strain liquid from pot and measure. Add enough chicken broth t
equal 4 cups liquid. Pour liquid back into pot and bring to a boil. Add pork meat, ric
and salt and pepper. Cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed..
Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
iPecan face 0oo6kies

1 cup pecan pieces
Scup unsalted butter
Yr cup brown sugar

% cup light corn syrup
A cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon salt

Coarsely grind pecans in a food processor. In a saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar
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oven for 6 minutes or until golden.
Working quickly, remove cookies from baking sheet one at a time with a thin metal
spatula. Immediately drape cookies over a rolling pin to create a curved shape. (If
cookies become too brittle to drape on a rolling pin, return sheet to oven for a few
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Lce Managing Editor
3ed Talking to Elizabeth Parker
Bennett Middleton is like flipping
a switch. You say "hi," and she's
off and running.
A native of Taylor County,
ned. Middleton returned last week with
rit. a cookbook in hand, one she.
compiled and published entitled,
"Recipes & Remembering." The
large book is filled with recipes
es from her years in the kitchen--
many are elegant, others are down-
et home reminders of growing up in
North Florida around good food
and good friends. "I grew up
oil around women who loved to cook,
r and men who loved to eat," she.
skillet said. "I loved to hang around the
or kitchen and watch the preparation
d. of food at an early age. As I grew
S older, I liked to prepare food and
decorate it, to make it more
appetizing and attractive. I think
food should first of all taste good,
and second, it should look
Tucked inside her '300-page
cookbook are full-color
minutes photographs of dishes which meet
Both criteria: Crown Roast of
o Fresh Pork, Caramel Cake with
ce Marzipan Pumpkins and,
Chocolate Leaves, Strawberries in
Tuxedos, and the humble y&t
desirable, Southern Fried Chicken.
:She is the daughter of the late
Mary Elizabeth and William
Edward Parker, "a carpenter who
provided forhis family ir an old
house across the Fenholloway,"
rand she explains.
'gh, The children included: William
er of Hal Parker, Martha Parker Hodges,
Mildred Parker Abel, Mabel Parker
Stoll, Edsel Parker, Grace Parker
Vereen, Edith Parker Middleion
and Betty Parker Harrelson.
an 'All are deceased except the
author (now of Dalton, Ga.) and
her two sisters, Betty of
Jacksonville and Mabel of
"Our grandfather built Hampton
Springs and the first, court house
in Perry," Middleton said with
obvious, pride. He was Lynn
ds and' Parker, one of the pioneers who.
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settled Taylor County. "He was
among those who bought 40 acres
from the state to create Perry," she
Middleton has as many stories
as she does recipes, but some of
the stories--thought delightful in
the telling--can't be printed. The
ones which can be printed are
featured along with the recipes, all
of which are safe.
"I guess by today's standards we
would have been considered poor,
but we didn't know we were poor
because we had as much as the
other people who lived near us; in
many ways, we were very blessed.
We lived in a large, rambling
farmhouse painted white...We had
no television, but we had a large
radio that stood on the floor in the
corner of our living room; on
winter Saturday nights, we
listened to the Grand Ole Opry.
Mama liked to hear Roy Acuff
sing, 'The Great Speckled Bird.'
We listened to President Roosevelt
during World War II, and I had
trouble remembering if we were
the allies or the axis. Ours was a
slower life, but it had much to
recommend it."
Also in the "remembering"
portion of Middleton's book, she
recalls the bronzed Greek sponge
divers that she and her sister would
find during all day sings near Dead
Man's Bay, as well as the
.fellowship afforded by cane-
grinding, syrup-making and hog-
Middleton declares that "Recipes
& Remembering" emerged this
way: "I did it for fun," she says.
"It began with stories, because I
wanted my children and
grandchildren to know what it was
like to grow up here."
Her children include: Kenny
Bennett who lives south of
Tallahassee, Kelly Bock who lives
in Dalton, and Billy Bennett who
lives in Clarksville,..Tenn.,
"I have attended cooking c Il *c s
in Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston.

SReistr '

Ashley Lawless
Brandon Grubbs
July 9, 2005
Jennifer Leigh Hathcock
Jeremy John Jacobs
J uly 16, 2005
Hollie Rowell
Lee Durham
July 30,2005
SDaralyn McRory
Jeremy Nix
July 30, 2005
Joni Hill.
Cody McNeese
August 13,2005

Jennifer Aman
Jason Campbell
Boy due July 2005
Danyell &
Chris Croft
Boy due August 2005 ,
Lyndsay Doyle
Chad Kirtman
Boy due August 2005
Valerie & Lee Wiles
Boydue August 2005
Rachael Guy
Kelly Moore
Girl due September 2005

and the Greenbriar Hotel taught by
Ann Willan, founder of the
Culinary Institute, La Varenne in
Paris, but one of my favorite
meals is still back bones and rice,

collard greens and cornbread,"
Middleton says.

Locally, her book is available at
Sisters' Mercantile for $25.

: ,.
Edith Parker Middleton holds a copy of her new cookbook,
"Recipes and Remembering." She and sister, Betty, now of
Jacksonville, remember plenty about Taylor County where
they grew up. Some of it can be published...
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State Babe Ruth Baseball Tournaments

A-6 The Taco Times July 13, 2005

15s travel to Jax;

13s play

Two Perry all-star teams will be Ratliff said he
competing in their respective state chances in the tou
Babe Ruth Baseball Tournaments "If we can g
this week with the 15-year-old without a loss, it'
squad heading to Jacksonville other teams to be
while the 13-year-olds host the our defense," he s
tournament in Perry. Perry Recreatio
Both teams will begin play Ratliff said Tue
Thursday. Field is in excelled
Perry's 15-year-olds captured nearly six inches
the district title in a dramatic way weekend.
last month in Wakulla to gain their "We mixed in
berth ih the state tourney. clay infield las
The local' squad battled out of absorbed the rain
the losers' bracket to beat host said.
Wakulla twice within a few hours Perry Will opel
on the tournament's final day. night at 7 o
Perry beat Wakulla 7-2 in the
first game on that Sunday then
fought the Wakulla team again to
gain an 8-5 victory for the district
title and a spot in. this week's state
tournament in Jacksonville. P S A
The 15-year-olds are being
coached by Jeff Walker, who is
being assisted by Justin' Knowles
and Danny Glover. a
Perry's 13-year-old team by-
passed the district tournament, :'
earning their berth in the state The Perr. SSoc
tourney because of hosting the w ill be sponsoril
,event. 'summer soccer
Perry Coach Bruce Ratliff said instruction p
it's been nearly two months since Challenger British
his team was picked so they're The camp will
had a lot of time to practice. 1-5 and will be
"This is a good group of kids ages 4 through IS.
who play very solid defense," he Three sessions
said. "You'll hopefully see us groups will be
bunting and using the hit-and-run Ages 4-6 will be f
a lot to move players into scoring a.m., ages 7-9 fi
position." until 1:30. p.m.

ng host

likes his team's
et to Saturday
may be hard for
:at us twice with
n Director Glenn
:sday that Pace
ent shape despite,
of rain over the
some sand in the
t week and it
pretty good," he
n play Thursday
'clock against,

Fernandina Beach.
Other opening round games
Thursday include a 10 a.m.
matchup between Lake City and
Tallahassee, a I p.m. game pitting
Wakulla against Jacksonville and
a" 4 p.m. contest featuring
Julington Creek versus Williston.

Friday and Saturday will feature
four games a day with starting
times slated for 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4
p.m. and 7 p.m.
;Sunday games are slated for 1
p.m. and 4 p.m. with a single
game to be played Monday at 10
a.m., if necessary.

13-year-old all stars
Members of Perry's 13-year-old all-star team include, .front row (left to right): Cody
Cook, Cody Murphy, Brett Spradley, Stuart Ely, Taylor Ratliff and Coach Tommy Joiner.
Second row: Coach Randy Spradley, Caleb Murphy, Tony Southerland, Wil Joiner, Charlie
Johnson, Josh Johnson and Brett Bassett.

,sets soccer

p for Aug. 1-5

cer Association
ng a week-long
r camp with
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be held August
for youngsters
S /
divided by age
held each day.
rom 9 a.m. to 11
rom 11:30 a.m.
and ages 10-18

from 6 p m. until 8 p m.
The registration fee will be $75
per participant.
Anyone interested'in hosting a
coach in their home (good for a
free scholarship for one child)
contact Kay Parker at 584-6438 or
Carol Wentworth at 584-5382.
You may register by picking up a
form at Thomas Chevrolet (see
Cal Thomas) or online at

15-under all-stars
Members of Perry's 15-under all-star team include, front row (left to right): Jarquis
Ellis, Kendall Thompson, Nick Allbritton, Ethan Young, Zach Knowles and Brandon Mock.
Second row: Coach Justin Knowles, Coach Danny Glover, Will Hall, Derek Miller, Greg
Flowers, Josh Gilbreath, Chad Cannon, Dusty Strickland and Manager Jeff Walker.

The Perry 10-year-old All-Stars-
would like to thank the following businesses,

family and friends for their gracious donations that
helped support our team in competing in the
State Tournament in Jacksonville. Your kindness
and generosity was greatly appreciated!!

Taylor County Electric
Roach Coach
Foley Spotting Service
.,Goodman's, BBQ
Ketring's Electronics
Miles Owens, DVM
Sheffield & Sheffield
Photos and Frames
The Fair Store
Andrews Drugs
Frith Abstract
Ezell Industries
Taco Equipment
Shaw's Equipment
Taylor Correctional Institution
Optimist Club,
Mitch's Gold
,South House
Bennett's Auto
T&R Marine
Old Mexico Restaurant
Foley Timber,& Land

'Springhill Nursery
Cribbs Tires
S bTimberland Ford
Chaparral Steak House.
SFarm Bureau
Elk's Lodge
Jack's Boats & Trailers
Citizens Banks
Ragan's Ace Hardware
Rebecca's Gold and Gifts
Downtown Cafe
Robbie's Seafood
Consignment by Faith
Courthouse Employees
Grady Moore
J&J Equipment
Crews Marine
Strickly Cellular
Roy Denmark
Rick Wilson
Eddie Jackson
Al Strickland
Donald Sheffield
Darrell Whiddon
Daryll Gunter-
Jack Tedder
J.W. Brown
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In memory of Linda Dixon Maultsby

A-7 The Taco Times July 13, 2005
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Window to be dedicated Sunday

SSt. James welcomes friends 2-4 p.m.
The family of Linda Dixon Maultsby and St. James Episcopal Church
invite the community to the dedication of the Annunciation stained glass
window in the chapel, given in loving memory of Mrs. Maultsby.
The dedication will be held at 2 p.m. Visitors are invited to view the
S..window between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. Light
" refreshments will be served.
Vacation Bible Schoolscontinue at:

SPerry First Church of God
Perry First Church of God, located on Highway 221 North, will offer a
high-speed adventure as this year's Vacation Bible School with students
(pre-school through 12) invited to get on board the Solar Express, July
.., 18-22. "Wehope they will learn how to be 'Empowered by the Son,' to
, have the right attitude, be happy for others, witness, pray and obey," said
Donna Rogers. To pre-register, you may call 584-7908 or 223-3418.
Classes will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.
New Home Baptist Church
'. New Home Baptist Church is holding Vacation Bible School this week,
featuring a "Ramblin Roadtrip" for age 3 through sixth grade, with
classes through Friday from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
Perry Wesleyan Church
A Serengeti adventure is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School
at Perry Wesleyan Chuich, located at 3781 Foley Cutoff Road. The
V.B.S. continues through Friday for grades K-5 with classes from 9 a.m.
until noon. Please call 584-2124 for more information.

Pisgah wants adults for V.B.S.
Adult Vacation Bible School is planned at Pisgah Baptist Church under
the leadership of Steven Ruff. The six night event begins Monday, July


Shirley Mae Howard
S Shirley Mae Howard, a
homemaker, died July 11, 2005, at
Capital Health Care Center in
Tallahassee. She was 89.
A native and lifelong resident of
Taylor County, Mrs. Howard was
an active member of the Center
Street Church of God. She was
preceded in death bN her husband.
Clarence Howard.
Surivors include: three sisters-
in-law, Marguerite Ellison :and
Geneva Ellison of Perry, and Edith
Ellison of Sebring; as well as a
host of nieces and nephews.
S Grayeside services will be held
today (July 13) at 10 a.m. in
Waters Cemetery.
.. Family members received
friends Tuesday, July 12, from 6-8
Sp.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral
':Home which is in charge of
J.. arrangements. ,
Glen W. Cline
S;ri, Glen W. "Bud" Cline of Perry,
S and also Flint. Mich.. died July 6,.
2005. He was 87.


In Peiry, Mr. Cline and his
Sitfe, Bonnie, owned and operated
Cline's Antiques for 15 years "and
he was considered an authority on
many things, including bonsai and
bulldogs." Before walking became
difficult for Mr. Cline, he was a
national bulldog judge.
He graduated from Michigan
State University in 1940 and
started his career with Buick
Motor Division as one of the
original metallurgists, Thirty-
eight years later, he retired after
serving as superintendent of the

18, continues on Tuesday, July 19. Dodging Wednesday, the study
continues on Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22, and concludes with
two sessions the following week, Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July
"Water Walking" is the title of the event with this reminder: if you
want to walk on water, you've got to get out of the boat. Dinner will be
served at 6:30 each evening with the study getting underway at 7 p.m. A
nursery will be provided for children through the fifth grade.
The church asks that you R.S.V.P. so adequate preparations can be
made. Please,call Pisgah Baptist Church at 584-3983 and leave a
message, or contact Carol at 584-2487.
Looking for a non-traditional church?
New Beginnings Church in Mayo has formed and seeks individuals
looking for "something different than the traditional church scene." The
church says it provides "an environment where people can discover and
develop a passion for God that is real, relevant and relational." It offers a
casual atmosphere, and "lively, joyful songs." Sundays begin with the
ROC (Reach Out Cafe) at 9:30 a.m. featuring coffee, juice and pastries.
Worship gets underway at 10.
The church is currently meeting at the Lafayette County Community
Center located on U.S. Highway 27, across from the Hornet Hose Car
Wash in Mayo. For more information, please contact Pastor Wayne
Hudson at 386-294-1244 or e-mail www.newbeginningschurchmayo.com.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Saturday .
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.' -,.--

Prayer Meeting

7:00 p.m.

Juan Rodrigues, Pastor
584-8506 604 W. Julia Dr.

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For more information call 584-7098 or 223-3418

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For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons) who
shot and killed my beloved cat, Jabo, in an open field just yards from my
home at 1407 W. Main St. on or around June 27. He was loved dearly and
is greatly missed. If you have knowledge of this heartless act, please call
my daughter, Vivian Sheffield at 584-9766.
--John W. Wigglesworth, age 91

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A-8 The Taco Times July 13, 2005

Did Dennis raise water higher

than 'Storm of the Century?'

Continued from page 2
Jack Simpson, who lives at
Nutall Rise on the lower Aucilla
River, said Sunday's storm surge
came in higher than the one caused
by the Storm of the Century in
"It came in so quick, but we did
manage to get our vehicles out. It
came within two inches.of coming
in my housebut some other
homes did get some water," he
Simpson said flood water got
into his well and probably some
others in the area.
"I went to brush my teeth
Sunday night and its was pretty
salty," he said.
Hugh Lilliott, who lives at
Mandalay on the Aucilla, said the
water came up quickly Sunday
"I've been here 30 years and I've
never seen that much water. I
marked on my pilings where the
Storm of the Century came up to
in '93 and this one was eight


Continued from page A-7
Buick Foundry and Buick's paint
department. He was also one of
the founders of the Buidk Club,
serving as its first president.'
Survivors include his wife,
Bonnie, and son Glen (Gus) III and
wife Mary of Taylor. Mich.; two
granddaughters, also of Ta'lor:
Stwo step_,ons. James E. Clark of
Bastrop, Texas, and Van Clark of,
San Antonio, Texas: a
stepdaughter. Lori Fpurnier of
Clio. Mich.: a sister-in-law. Jayne
Molyneaux and cousin Betly
Duvall of Perry; as well as special'
friends, formerly of Perry, Phil
and Emma Schneider, Reba and
A memorial service will be held
in Fl nt, Mich at a later date.


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inches higher," he said.
Lilliott said he was able to get
his truck out as water began rising
then waded back to his home in
chest-deep water.
He added that the lodge, a two-
story structure built in Mandalay
more than 80 years ago, had two-
and-a-half feet of water in it.
Numerous river-front businesses
and other buildings in
Steinhatchee took on water
although there appeared to be
little, if any, structural damage.
County Commissioner Clay
Bethea, who toured the area as the

flood waters were receding Sunday,
said Ideal Marina and Roy's
Restaurant appeared to have
suffered the most from the tidal
Roy's had nearly two inches of
water in it while Ideal had water in
it "up to the cash register," Bethea
Jim Hunt at Fiddler's Restaurant
and Pelican Point Inn said he
feared water would get into his
hotel but it began dropping just
inches from entering the building.
Flood waters jumped the river
banks, crossing River Road while
inundating low-lying areas in
Steinhatchee, he said.

Springhill celebrates 152nd

On the third Sunday, July 17,
The Springhill Missionary
Baptist .Church, Rev. Izell
Montgomery Jr., pastor, and the
church family will be
celebrating "Mother Springhill's"
152nd anniversary. The New
Jerusalem Primitive Baptist
Church's pastor, the Rev.
,Gregory Huston,. and
congregation will be in charge
of the service at 3 p.m. All
churches of the city are invited;
come be. a( part of the
celebration. If you can't come a
donation will be appreciated. A
cit -wide invitation is extended
to all, come and help us
celebrate "Mother's Birthday."
Congress of Christian
Education, the Rev. Dr. Craig P.

Riley Sr., president, will be held
at Memorial M.B. Church. The
Rev. J.B. Duval will be host
pastor in Monticello, July 17-22.
Sunday's events will begin at 6
p.m. At 7, Family Bible School
will welcome a musical
program. The Congress will be
open for classes, Monday, July
18, at 9 a.m. and will close,

The many friends of the city
wish to express their deepest,
heart-felt sympathy to. Mrs.
Beatrice Molden and family, in
the loss of their loved one, her
mother, Mrs. Idella Briggs, who
died in Washington. The funeral
services were held, Friday, July
8, at St. Judas Spirit Baptist
Church in Washington D.C.

Avon raises funds for troops
On Saturday. July 16, local Avon representatives will hold a fundraiser
at Winn-Dixie with all proceeds benefitting U.S. troops and the U.S.O. ,
B.J. Cannon of Avon says $10 buys a USO Cares gift set with five
."indispensable toiletries" and a personal message.of encouragement.
"No money goes to Avon," she stressed, "and no money goes to us (the
representatives). Avon Products Inc. will give $4 of your $10 to the
U.S.O. to provide emergency relief programs and entertainment tours."
Cannon will be at Winn-Dixie from 6 a.m. until.
7 -1

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Amvets Post 20, ladies auxilliary
and Sons of AMVETS meet 3rd
Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion, Steinhatchee
Post 291, fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 .p.m., at) Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group who meets
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays
at Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy.
98 West, across from the BP station at 8
AL-ANON, St. James Episcopal
Church (in library), Wednesdays 12 noon
to 1 p.m.; 584-2146. Thursday atf6:30
for beginners meeting with regular
meeting at 7 p.m.
The Way: Christ centered recovery
group, meets on. Friday at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy., 98 W., across
from. BP Station. Open to'alcoholics,
addicts, family membersand friends.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m, at First
Baptist Church.
Airport Advisory Commission. 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Center Street.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 4th Tues., noon, 107 East
Green Street.
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
5:30 p.m.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
Mon., 7 p.m., main hanger at airport.
County Commission: first Mon, and
third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second.
Mon., 7 p.m., Jerkins Center.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123, meets
first and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs.,
6:30 p.m. Scout Hut. ,
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a:m., Taylor County School District
A: .rriinlralrdl-- Oiice Complex,
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.'
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m.
Forest Capital Hall. 584-8553 or 584.
Humane Society of Taylor County,
2nd Wednesday, 6. p.m.;,Forest Capital
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9am ra iJuvenile Juiln:'e Office
1719 S Jefferson..
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association meets each 2nd Tuesday ct
month, 7 p.m. at the.Keaton Beach Hot
Dog Stand..
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon
Joyce's MainStreet Cafe.
La Leche League International: 2-d
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Lady Elks:'second Thurs., 8 p.m
Elks Lodge.
Main Street Perry: First Monday or
each month', Perry/Taylor Counly
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,
Lynijen H.ndry Ro:id
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village'on W:ood. iCreel- Road, 1st
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
8 p.m., at '12i0 W Hrvy 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
Brcoo lyn ,Misi)rnar Baptisl I:hurch
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on Iir's Thursdj3y GColden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wed., 10
Perry Elks Lodge; Tues.,'8 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187:. 1st, 3rd Wed., 7
p,m., Masonic Hall. .
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM, first' and
third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Woman's Club 2nd Wed.,
noon (Sept.- May; subject to change).
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs., 7 p.m.
(club house on Courtney Road).
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Republican Party of Taylor Courty:
Second Thursday of every month at
Chamber of Commerce. E-mail, Tommie
Stanaland at tstanaland@yahoo.com or
call 584-8815.
Rotary 'Club: Tuesday, noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
School Board: 1st and 3rd Tues., 7
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat., 10 a.m.
Social Security: representatives, 2nd
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, 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.
10a.mn., 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 :he
Golden Corral. Call 584-9656 or"5'84-
3617. .
Taylor Development Council: 2nd
Wed. 4 p.m., at Chamber.
Taylor County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon.. 5 pm. at Chamber.

Taylor County Historical Society:
3rd 'Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat., 10
a,m. Arena located.on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
2nd and 4th Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins,
-VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues., 7 p.ri.
(Armerican'Legion building).


B-1 The Taco Times July 13, 2005

Regionals, nationals

Competitions net karate team 40 medals

The Taylor County Tora No
IVaki Competition Team, under
the direction of Sensei Jimmy
Bowden, recently competed in the
2005 AAU National Karate
Championships, and brought
home 40 medals.
The team and their winning
medals include: Sean Padgett, 16,
who competed in the intermediate

Sean Padgett .

Daniel Lester

division, won gold medals in
Kobudo, Kata and Kumite in AAU
Regional IV competition and gold'
medals in Kumite and Kata and a
silver medal in Kobudo at
Caleb Reaves, 15, competing as
a novice, won gold medals in
Kobudo, Kata and Kumite at
regionals and gold medals in

Caleb Reaves

Kobudo, Kata and Kumite at
Jerry Meeks, 14, competed in
,L the beginner division, winning a
silver medal in Kata at regionals
and a gold medal in Kobudo and a
bronze medal in Kumite at
Daniel Lester, 14, competed in
the novice division, winning a
gold medal in Kobudo and silver
medal in Kata. At nationals, he
won a gold medal in Kobudo and a
bronze medal in Kumite.
Lynesey Jones, 13, competing
in the novice division, won a gold
medal in Kobudo and bronze in
Kumite at regionals, and a silver
medal in Kobudo and bronze medal
in Kata and Kumite at nationals.
Jay Padgett, 12, competing in
the novice division, won gold
medals in Kobudo and Kumite and
a bronze medal in Kata at
regionals, while winning a silver
medal in Kobudo in national
Sensei Bowden competed in the
senior advanced division and

Jerry Meeks

Lynesey Jones Jay Padgett

Can you benefit from MainStreet?

"More frequently today, than a
half century ago, success comes
a; rthe result of group endeavor
rather than from the dynamic
achievement of a single
itndiidtal --Mtle indiviiidua'l 'can
r ow, develop and be rewarded
onh\ to, the. degree that he
c,.intributes 1tothe growth and
development of his fellow
Ihcrkers and of the community, in
which he lives and has his being."
-- J.C. Penney
Local downtown revitalization
must involve groups throughout
the community in order to be
successful. While each group may
have a particular focus, all
ultimately share'the common goal
of revitalizing the traditional
commercial district. By involving
a broad range of constituents in
the proce-ss, MainStreet ;Perry
seeks to help each group realize
that this common goal exists and
that cooperation amongst all
groups is essential. Furthermore,
by identifying the particular
strengths of each group,
MainStreet can help focus that
group's energy in the areas where
it '\ill be most effective. Groups'
typicall\ represented and involved
in successful downtown
re\ italization programs include the
Chamber of Commerce:
The Chamber of Commerce is an
important player in most
downtown revitalization programs
because of its interest in the
community's commercial
development. The chamber can
help 'the Main Street program by
providing liaison with local and
regional economic development
agencies, helping businesses
expand. recruiting new businesses
and sharing informational
resources. Remember though,
that the chamber must be
concerned with community-wide
development. Focusing too much
on the downtown'can contradict its
direct mission.

Civic Organizations: By
taking part in the Main Street

program, civic organizations can
help improve the community's
quality of life and make the
downtown a more pleasant and
vibrant place for 'community,
Consumers: In many ways,
consumers stand to benefit the
most from a revitalized downtown
offering goods and services that
meet their needs. Many local
consumers who may not belong to
an existing community.
organization will still be interested
in participating .in the
revitalization effort and in helping
make the downtown--and the
community-- a livelier place to be.
Educational Institutions:
Schools can contribute to
successful downtown revitalization
in several ways, First, by
involving young people, in the
process, the downtown program
can reach a segment of the'
community that may not be
familiar with the 'traditional
downtown. Second; they can help
students become positive
contributors to the community's
quality of life. Finally, students
gain opportunities to use their
academic skills in a "real world"
Financial Institutions:
Local financial institutions benefit
from a revitalized downtown in
many ways, from making new
business loans to being able to
attract new industry to the
community. Banks can support
the Main Street program by
helping package loans, taking part
in interest buy down and other
financial incentive programs,
providing leadership and seeking
innovative ways to stimulate
downtown economic development.
Many financial institutions also
find that participation in the local
downtown revitalization program
helps satisfy their directives under
the Community Reinvestment

Historic Societies &
Historic Preservation
Organizations: These groups
can contribute expertise in local

history, preservation technology
and related fields to the downtown
revitalization program.
Local Government:
Without the support and
involvement of local government,
it is doubtful that any downtown
revitalization program \ IIl achieve
long-lasting success.
So, where do you fit in?
Erika Hall, a graduate student
at the University of Florida, is
interning with the City of Perry's
Department of Planning &

walked away with gold medals in
Kata and Kobudo.
Bowden said he was extremely
happy with the competitive spirit
of his students and was looking
forward to future competition.

Sensei Jimmy Bowden

Wagner to lead and

guide other students

: Twenty-year-old Ricky Wagner
is looking forward to traveling to
Tallahassee to spend four days
showing high school students
with disabilities how to become
leaders and strive for independence.
He will also visit the House of
Representatives at the State
Capitol, take a tour of Doak
Campbell Stadium on the campus
of Florida State University and
have the opportunity to meet.new
Wagner is one of the 20 junior
staff members who will lead the
annual Youth Leadership Forum
(YLF) July 21-24. The event.is
co-sponsored by the Able Trust,
also known as the Florida
Governor's Alliance for the
Employment' of Citizens with
Disabilities, and the Florida
Developmental Disabilities
Council. YLF is designed to
teach students with disabilities
about personal leadership and self-
advocacy through workshops,
social activities and mentoring
Wagner has a learning disability
that, affects his ,reading
comprehension. This will be his
third year attending YLF and he
says each time he attends the
conference he learns new
leadership skills that he uses to
empower others who 'may be
struggling with their disability.
"I like helping other kids and
showing them how to do things to

improve their life," he explained.
"At YLF I learned new job skills
that helped me get a promotion in
the grocery store where I work."
He joins a growing network of
nearly .300 young people with
disabilities from across Florida'
who attended YLF and used their
experience to pursue college,
vocational training and
employment. He attends cooking
classes at Taylor County High
School and he's planning to attend
a culdi i r\, school in Tampa wheh -
he graduates. His goal' is to
'become a chef. His effort to li'e
independently is why Wagner was,
chosen as a leader for the new
delegates who attend YLF.
"This program introduces
students with disabilities to role
models they can identify with,"
said Sharon Griffith, president of
The Able Trust. "It is critical that
these young people see the
benefits.of self-advocacy and how
to use community resources to
tailor their surrounding
environments to their needs. The
ability to do this will put them on
the path toward independence."
For Wagner, coming back to
YLF also means seeing old friends
and making new ones.
"YLF is so much fun because
you meet new people who also
have a disability," he said. "We
have experiences that are
important to us and it helps us
become leaders."

Balancing act
Liang, a world-famous acrobat and comedian, wowed the audience at the Taylor County Public Library Saturday with
dancing, balancing plates and many other feats during her performance.


B-2 Taco Times July 13, 2005

'Plant could help to solve

employment woes here'

Dear Editor:
Those of us who live in Taylor.
County are blessed, both with
natural beauty and, a
manufacturing-based economy
that provides a decent living for
many of our families.
Like any community, 'however,
we have problems that need
continual work. Chief among them
is a relatively high poverty rate
which breeds other problems such
as joblessness, failure to get
quality health care, poor education,
parentless homes, etc.
These woes aren't unique to
Taylor County but they are the
ones with which many of our
leaders struggle. Their chief

solution...good jobs! I couldn't
agree more.
That's why the Taylor County
Development Authority isistrongly
pursuing the location of a $1.4
billion coal-fired power plant here.
More than 1,500 jobs will be
created during the construction
phase and 150 permanent jobs
once the facility is operational.
Many other spin-off jobs will also
be created.
In addition, even though .the
municipality-owned facility is
exempt from property taxes, it will
nonetheless be contributing
millions of dollars to. our public
coffers each year as they do in
other communities.

Having visited other Florida
communities that host coal-fired
plants -- such as Crystal River,
Palatka, Gainesville, Jacksonville
and Penscola -- my observation is
that these are beautiful towns with
strong, vibrant economies.
They are not the environmental
disasters that some people would
have you believe.
Couple/that with the assurance
that the plant proposed for Taylor
County will be many times cleaner
than the aforementioned ones, and
you can see why so many here are
in favor of it.
Jim Bassett,
Chairman,; Taylor County
Development Authority

ew mayor
commufnity... while running them
more efficiently without a tax
increase," is an absolute win-win
situation for the citizens of the City
of Perry and Taylor County.
I believe that it's a win-win
situation to have Emily Ketring on
our city council team and now
serving us as Mayor of Perry.
Congratulations, Mayor; go girl!
A. J. Burch

'Writer congratulates n

Dear Editor:
.I want to take this opportunity of
publicly congratulating Perry's
-new mayor,.Emily Ketring, in her
new role of public service to our
Her belief that "we all have
strengths that can enable us to
achieve our council goals..." is
Sight on, and her further statement
of pointing out some of the
strengths of her fellow council

members is an excellent example
of public service and team work at
its best.
Her statement in regard to'her
personal goal for the Citi of Perry
to work as a team with our county
government is another tremendous
example of doing the right thing
and being a truly dedicated public
servant. Her ending remarks, "A
collaborative effort can permit us
to improve services in our

No such thing as 'clean coal?'

Dear Editor:
There is no such thing as a
"clean" coal plant. This adjective
encourages people to think the
process of burning coal has
become harmless. Your editorial
last week stated the coal plant
proposed for Perry is "the cleanest
of its. kind." The least polluting
coal plant is an Integrated
Gasification Combined Cycle
plant. Does this mean JEA is
proposing to build an IGCC plant?
Most power companies do not
want to spend the money to
eliminate pollution to this degree.
Did you mean the newest of the
regular pulverized coal plants?
All coal plants emit invisible
particles of mercury, arsenic and
sulfur that damage lungs and drift
into water. All coal plants emit
carbon dioxide and other gases that
contribute to global warming. All
coal plants require destruction of
jthe Appalachian Mountains. We
are not being good stewards of
God's creation when we encourage
building coal plants.
A recent letter writer used a
broad brush to malign
environmentally conscious folks
-,by detailing the actions of
extremists. Following his logic, all
Christians are suspect because
some murdered physicians and
others lynched fellow citizens. We
agree that zealots are dangerous.
No one advised citizens to
question what corporate CEOs tell
us. Didn't Enron teach us anything

about greed? When JEA sends,
representatives to talk, we are
getting the corporate position
which does not include a health.
SI attended the Tallahassee City
Council public forum on their
participation in building the coal
plant. Our newspaper staff was not-
present, nor our county.
commissioners, nor representation
from the local development
I heard three hours of realistic.
documented alternative energy
ideas. I learned that for the amount
of money Tallahassee proposes to
spend building this polluting
facility, the could improve the
energy efficiency of numerous
homes and install some solar
heating devices! Three physicians
(asthma, pulmonary and cardiac
specialists), four asthmatics, a

noted activist from the Black
community, scientists and voters
from Jefferson, Gadsden, Wakulla.
Leon and,Taylor counties gave
intelligent testimony against
building a coal power plant.- :
Remember citizens, you don't
have health information .because
your commissioners jumped into
this before they learned much, and
before they asked you (just like
they did with the bombing range).
If it is all about your quality of life,
then you have a right to know the
consequences. Yes, Perry needs
more jobs with good benefits and
future advancement. What Perry
does not need is more pollution and
sick people. Our electric bill will
never cost what our health care
costs. It is immoral to bring a coal
plant to our community.
S Diane V. Whitfield

'Questions need answers'

Dear Editor,
Regarding "JEA showcases
'clean coal plant'"--"JEA will play
host to Italian' visitors." Perry
News-Herald. July 8-9, 2005.
I have asked the Tallahassee City
Commission to postpone
committing to the JEA/Reedy
Creek/FMPA partnership for at
least long enough to permit both
the Tallahassee community and
Taylor County residents to become
fully informed about all of the
fossil fuel and clean energy

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Taco 9IATimes

Wednesday, July 13, 2005
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alternatives. Many questions must
be answered about costs, benefits,
health and climate impacts.
impacts, on local jobs. on local
natural areas, on low-income
households, on our community's
economic development, and on the
future medical consequences oft,
using coal.
Our county commission held a
meeting without this issue on the
agenda, and voted to
wholeheartedly 'interject
themselves into a private
landowner's business. Last year,
our commissioners refused to
intervene in that very same.
landowner's land sale business,
saying they had no place or right to
do so. In only one other public
meeting have our local officials
investigated this new power plant
proposal and listened to the people
call their hands on the engendered
action. In fact, when Dr. Ron Saff
was clearly on the county
commission agenda, and wanted to
speak on the health consequences
of a coal-fired power plant, the
.commission would not allow him
to speak.
Hopefully, Mr. Howard Leach,
our Ambassador to France, the
major shareholder in Foley Timber
and Land Company, will realize
that allowing a coal-fired power
plant on 2500.acres in the middle
of his 534,000 acres would
adversely affect the value of the
remainder of his property.
The most profitable use of his
extensive land holdings would be
to join in with a development
company such as St. Joe, and
perhaps build planned, smart-
growth, energy-efficient.
sustainable, communities. Yes,.
even here in Taylor County, that
could happen someday.
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Ironing my way

through a hurricane

My friend in California always asks, "We should take a trip because all-our
"What is it like to live in Florida, clothes are clean," I saidto the husband,
knowing you could be in the direct path for I live to take a trip. I'm happiest
of the next hurricane?" when the suitcase is packed.
I know it's impolite to laugh, and I 'During the weekend, I changed the
adore'her as a friend, but my gosh: she sheets on every bed, mopped all the
lives in California. 1 can't help but floors, and wrote 16 letters.
wonder if the ground beneath her feet is I paid bills, framed pictures, cleaned
cracking, while she worries about our all the mirrors and glass-topped tables.
hurricanes. "We should take a trip because all the,
"You have earthquakes," I remind., bills are pai," I said to the husband.
"Well, that's true," she admits. 'I don't understand why we should
."You've felt a couple of those take a trip, just because there was a
earthquakes," I remind, hurricane," he said.
"Well, that's true," she admits. "To reward my efficiency," I explained,
"And mud slides and raging wildfires," gesturing for him to notice the house, to
Iadd to the list. my left and my right.
"Well, you're right,"-she said, "I guess Our house is not spotless--it never is,
it's a lot like living in the throes of a if we're in it. But it's cleaner than it was
hurricane." on Friday when Dennis was just a
That's what we did this weekend: tropical storm. As this weather
lived in the throes of a hurricane. Our movement grew, so did my enthusiasm
nation's around-the-clock weather for thwarting it on the homefront.
channels serve a noble cause, to be sure, I stocked up with groceries and
and many times this weekend, I was cooked supper early both nights--in
glad to find my way to their radar. But, case the power went out. I made sure
occasionally, I couldn't help but wonder flashlights held fresh batteries, and
if we wouldn't be ,better off living bottled water was plentiful. We had
normally and just looking at the sky, cereal bars, salads and fruit, for
every now and then. It can't be healthy sustenance during the projected outage,
to worry about the weather all day long and plenty of meats to cook on the gas
for three days. What in the world can grill. I was more prepared than I have
you do about it anvyay? ever been for any weather event.
Hurricane Dennis has made no friends And, except for two brief intervals, the:
in Florida, but I can thank him for one power, was with us. We had air
thing: a deadline, conditioning, lights, a steam iron, the
On this Saturday in July, I washer-dryer, vaccuum cleaner, all
remembered the power outages of other household appliances and
September 2004, associated with the refrigerated foods.
Triple Crown of Hurricanes. And thus, As horrible as Hurricane Dennis-was
with this deadline in sight, I mobilized to the people along the Gulf Coast, this
myself for action on the homefront and stormy creature simply catapulted me
ironed every piece-of clothing we own. I into action and now that the sun's out, I
insist, now, that we take a trip because maintain that we should wear our clean
I'm caught up-on my ironing. and freshly pressed clothes on a trip.
Fearing the power outage at any Somewhere where there isn't a
moment, I washed every dirty garment hurricane, earthquake, tornado,
on the premises. As of Monday tusnami, or volcanic eruption, of
morning, all our clothes were clean, course.

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Letter to the Editor

What are the 'costs' of a coal-fired plant?

Dear Editor:
I, like many Taylor Countians,
am starting to have second
thoughts about how great a coal-
fired power plant may be. Initially
I viewed 150 new permanent jobs
as a wonderful deal, particularly
after watching Buckey/Foley

downsizing, Watkins/Frucon
turmoil, SportCraft closure... but
I think we need to ask, "What are
the costs for a coal-fired power
Pollution--You can't burn over
36,000 rail cars of coal annually
(100/day) and avoid pollution,

both locally and regionally.
Traffic--You can't bring 36,000
rail cars through Perry and avoid
traffic problems and noise
Taxes--This power plant is
exempi from paying property
taxes and sales taxes. Whoa--think
about it--a $1 billion project that

gets off tax-free while the rest of
us watch our taxes keep going up.
customers pay some of the highest
electrical costs in Florida and this
power plant can't sell local
businesses and homes cheaper
power? Can't JEA do better than
Raw material jobs--Why should
all of the raw material jobs go to
coal producing states and here? If
this project could use a renewable
resource like wood for a part of its
raw material needs, then our local
loggers, landowners, equipment
dealers, and other support
businesses' could benefit. After all,
we're the "Forest Capital," so let
us provide some of the raw
material. Wood also has few
pollution problems.
Finally, I'm concerned about all
of the "secret" meetings going
with the major local businesses,
public officials and other power-
brokers. If an electric utility serves
enough of a public service that it
doesn't have to pay taxes, then it
should operate openly and not
clandestinely or just through press
Perhaps it's time for a non-
binding straw vote like we had
with the USAF' missile project.
Based upon what I'm hearing, I
believe a lot of Taylor Countians
are also having second thoughts
and a vote will clearly establish
what people think about the
proposed coal-fired project.
Penny N. Newsome

Utilities' desire to have a plant
here, but not in their own back.
I've been checking on JEA's
Northside plant's environmental
record, and they say the mercury
levels are below detection limits,
which sounds very much like a
dioxin story we've heard here
Regarding the jobs issue, Mr.
Ron Whittington, the' JEA
spokesperson, called me on June 1
regarding the proposed coal-burner
being proposed for Taylor County.
In our conversation, he would not,
and said that he could not,
guarantee Taylor County residents
any percentage of the construction
and full-time post-construction
jobs at -the power plant. I had
asked him if he could guarantee
Taylor County residents 80% of
the jobs. and he could not give me
that guarantee.
S\h hasn't our Development
Authority asked. that same
question and reported that same
answer to us? Probably because he
knows that those construction
jobs willrequire skilled boiler-:
makers, welders, pipe-fillers (we '
do have some of the world's'best.
in our county, but not enough1to
fill the employment needs of'such
a facility). Has our educational
system begun,planning to teach
those required skills to ,our
residents on a large scale? Not
yet, because we haven't had time
to explore the possibilities!
Those jobs will most likely in
large number' be filled by

Continued from page 2'
Perhaps Mr. Leach knows that
this IS still a part of Florida, and
people everywhere want to move
to our area for the sunshine and
usually nice weather. Perhaps he
has a vision of sustainable, energy
efficient, solar-powered homes,
maybe even wind-powered
developments, shopping centers,
office complexes, clean light (now
that's a nice play on words!)
industrial parks in his mind for us
in Taylor County.

From past experience, we in
Taylor County should know that
when a new polluting'facility is
proposed, we should fully
investigate all the possibilities and
demand much tougher standards
than are in place on the local,
. state, and federal levels. Pollution
standards may be "on the books,"
but are rarely actually enforced. In
fact, the polluters are allowed to
report their own emissions--it's
kind of like grading your own test,
the self-grader rarely fails and is
hardly ever given anything but
passing scores, much to the
detriment of local communities'
health and environment.

If the .Jeer's Northside
Generating Station is so very
clean, as JEA claims,, then why
don't they build this new proposed
coal-burner in Duval County?
Surely, if it is so clean, the
Jacksonville residents wouldn't
mind, and JEA would save
millions by just adding the
generated electricity to their
existing grid, and not have to,
purchase land here, build over
here, install huge electromagnetic
field emitting power lines, spend
higher and higher amounts on
diesel fuel (via trucks, trains or
barges) to transport coal and
limestone, and further pollute our
county. Is there some reason, that
we don't know about that is
keeping JEA from building an
additional "clean plant"; in the-
Jacksonville area? The JEA seems
.to want to build one anywhere but
near their home base, which is
S NIMBYism in its highest form,
similar: to the Tallahassee City

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own contracted employees for the
good-paying jobs. Taylor
Countians may be offered
Minimum wage jobs, but can't-we
do better than that??
Is our county commission aware
that this past Tuesday, July 5, the
JEA made promises to the
Hamilton County Commission
that they haven't made to Taylor
Let's not get caught in that very
familiar jobs versus environment
trap here ever again.
Why can't we be progressive
Here, instead of regressive?
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What about 'free fuel'?

Dear Editor:
I think the proposal to build a
coal plant in Taylor County is a
step .in the wrong direction.
Energy gathered from renewable
sources provides substantially
greater benefits than coal ever
will. By the way, my definition
of the word "renewable," does not
include nuclear. After all, we still
haven't solved that pesky problem
of just where to store all that non-
renewable radioactive waste--for
the next 440 gazillion years.
Surprising as it may sound,
around the globe, renewable
energy sources like wind, solar,
geothermal, biomass. and small-
scale hydro currently rival nuclear
energy in terms of electrical
output. Rocky Mountain Institute
who documents this claim also
asserts that in the not-so-distant

future, these low or no-carbon and
decentralized sources of fuel will
far surpass nuclear.
Now is North Florida's chance
to shine. Instead of blasting off
mountains tops in the
Appalachians, why not take full
advantage of the free fuel that falls
on Florida each day--sunshine.
Other municipalities offer some
exciting examples. Lakeland, for
example, has launched an
extremely effective solar hot water
program that not only harnesses
solar power but profits from the
endeavor. By selling green tags, a
commodity bought by other
industries to offset their own
emissions, the city of Lakeland is
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Estate Sale, N. Jefferson St. area, Friday
& Saturday, 8:00 a.m., no early birds, 201
W. Fla. St.

Nissan motor & transmission, $600,
Entertainment center, $600, call 584-6999,

Fresh' Picked-Blanched, Flash Frozen-
Shelled, zippers, butter beans, black eyes,
white acres, ford hooks, cream corn, okra,
green beans, free delivery with 3 or more
bushels, delivery to Perry on Sat., Call
352-498-2580 or 352-578-4256,
Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators,. Elec.
Stoves, Wringer washer, RV washer &
Sdryer set, all in stock now. Kellow
1.Appliance Service, 584-7773, 1302 N.
Jefferson. Get the most out of your window
A/C by having us chemically clean it.
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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.

House for sale, 5 bedroom, 2 bath, vinyl
siding, real fixer upper, beautiful corner lot,
make offer, will take best offer, 917 N
Calhoun St., Perry,,684-3221.
Homes for Sale, by owner, call 584-3221.

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PRIG $18,000
Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
Some Appliances
House moved at buyer's expense.
Call for appt. 584-5454
$40,000, 3 blocks south of Irnerseciion
Hwy 19/27/8, 602 W. Bacon, Perry, Small
house, value in land; Daub Realty, (850)
76.7,2? .:
Land for sale, located on Hwy 221 b-tep-i
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo 3arker qj 1
acre lots with paved, roads. Owner"
'financing available. Please call I 38Jf 658-
1346 or (850) 584-7466 Badcock's..
rf.F '
>House.for Sale
28R,'28A, living' orm, family room,
kitchen, dining room fully furnished
carport garage; call 850-223-1722 ior more
13,7/15 .

3'trailer spots for rent, 3-4 minutes from
courthouse @ N.-19, call 584 5198 or 584-
3321. .

Want To Rent
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath house, Absolutely No
Pets & No Children, good location, call
Gary D3vi al 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. quid park
2 miles down Beach Rd. Water, sewer,
S' lawn care and garbage included, $375 per:
month, plus $375 deposit. No kids, no
pets, application and references required, .
call 584-3889.
Southern Villas of Perry!!
New Managementl!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 10 and 2
.bedroom HC and non-HC accessible
apartments. Call 850-584-8111. TDDITTY
711. 315 Puckett Rd Pci-y,'FL 32347..
Equal Housing Opponuniily

Woodridae Apartments!!
Lookiftg 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
711 ..

Travel trailer 2000 Z4 r-rowier. queen bed,. ,
sleeps 6 full kitchen/bath ducted heat/air,
couch, dinette, lots ol storage, plus hitch &
new tires. $799510BO/Trade, call 584-
7/13, 7/1DG
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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.

Steel building 24,000 square ft, 18 ft high,
120 ft x 150 ft free span, plus 50ft x 150ft,
used, some rust, will take best offer, all
cash, 584-3221.
24 ft. Pontoon Boat, no trailer, 90 horse
mer., $3500; At Keaton Beach Marina, call
Brad at 578-2159.



For Sale: 1991 Honda Accord Ex, 2 door,
sunroof, spoiler, cool air, runs, $900 o.b.o.,
serious inquiries only, call (850)223-1787.
98' F150 Lariat, blk. & tan, call Chris
Patrick at 838-3736 or 843-2322.
Parting Out -1993 Mustang, Lx Engine
Fire, Body good, rare turbine rims, good
tires, new auto trans, rack & pinion,
exhaust, interior good, also, 1993 Nissan
Quest, needs engine work, call 223-3198
and leave message.
For Sale: 70's'Ford Truck Parts, 2x2, 4x4,
1 ton, also military, Kiazer 4x4, 6 lud, 1 1/4
ton, call 386-688-3999.
Runs great-Looks great, I just need more
room for my growing boys, 1995, white, 4
Sdr, Ford Explorer XLT, 2 wheel drive, cd
and.cassette player, 168K miles, $5500
call 584-9753.
For Sale: 1993 White, GMC Semi, recent
motor over haul, new rear end & new wheel
bearings, $10,000,'call 584-6003, leave

Low Cost pet vaccinations, Saturday, July
16, 2005 from 12 noon-2 pm at Country
Time,PFeed in Perry. Dog, cat & horse
vaccination specials Heart worm test &
coggins heartworm & flea prevention
available. Pick-up a flyer today at Country
Time Feed.
7/13,7/15 "
,Lb/Bulldog puppies fdr sale, weeks bld,
$25. Mu-t see! Great for hog dog, 8
chocoiale 1 black, call 838-1463.
7/8 7,13

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
3 P.M.
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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
.po":'i 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-
1'954. or 386-688-4954. Leave message.
We will return your call.


Lost: Kodak digital camera with case in
,area of Foley Cut-Off Road and Highway
30. Call 584-9300. REWARD OFFERED.

Help Wanted:
Dragline Operator, needs to have two
years of heavy equipment experience, and
mechanical biiily Mu..i be dependable.
Good pay n,1: rerellr package. Drug
screen, background check, and physical
required. Apply in person at Martin Marietta
Materials Hwy 98 West, Nutall.Rise Rd.,
Perry Florida.
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Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: Aug. 1st
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Full-time route driver for Perry Wholesaler,
must have neat appearance & be
dependable, 5 1/2 day week, DFWP, call
352-231-0681 between 11AM-4PM.
Drivers & Owner Operators
Southeast Runs Only!
Top Earning!
Great Benefits!
CDL-A, 1 yr OTR exp.
Recruiting: 800-274-4110
Employment Opportunities at the Boys &
Girls Club of Perry/Taylor County
Part time staff: job duties to be determined
on a needs basis by the Unit and Program
Director. Minimum qualification: High
school diploma and experience working
with youth. Salary is $6.15 per hour,
Openings at all locations.
Certified Teachers: Job duties include:
after school. tutoring, creating and
implementing lesson plans, high yield
learning'activities and other educational
requirements for club members. Minimum
qualifications include a bachelor's degree
and teacher's certification. Please inquire
about salary. Opening at all locations.
Educational Program Aide: job duties to
include but.are not limited to working with
teachers to create and implement lesson
plans at one club site for the educational
portion of the club, high' yield learning
activities, and reporting member statistics
arid attendance. Minimum qualifications:
high school diploma, some college.
preferred, experience working with youth.
Salary is $7.00 per hour. Openings at all
Program Director at Steinhatchee Stingray
Unit: i',b responsibilities include but not
limited to supervising staff and volunteers,
creating, implementing, and evaluating
-programs in all areas of the Club.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree,
or related Boys & Grls Club or Olher yutlh
serving organlzailonal e:.perience
SBachelor's degree may be subtiluled with
related e..pieri nce Salary negoliable
depending on qualifications, 30-40 hours
per week. Please contact Lisa English at
850-838-2471 regarding this position only.
All Applicants must pass drug testing and
all FDLE background screening,
Boysi& Girls Club is a positive place for
Help Wanted' "
Assistant to RV Park Director, Must be
computer literate, like out doors activities,
good personality, mature, Honest, 'good
pay, free housing. 584-3221.
Registration and Records Specialist (Part-
time 25 hours per week). Duties include:
Assisting with th- do.. I.:. .:i, ;-.: :., J
keeping in the a eC r3i .r.-,t ,,i 6-i.:l-,'i,-r
Services..Complete jib description on
web site. Qualifications: Must. be High
School Graduate, AA/AS degree
preferred. Proficient in Microsoft
Applications to: Director HR, North Florida
Community College, 1000 Turner Davis
Drive, ".1.i: :.r, Florida 32340. A
complete packet includes: resume and
application (available at
www.nfcc.edu). Questions call 850-973-
94B7. Application packet must be
received by 07/29/2005. EOE.
7/13, 7/15NF
Mature Woman to watch 2 kids & cook
meals, must have own transportation,
Monday-Friday, 7 A.M.-3:30 P.M., at our
home. Background check & References
required. For details please call, 584-8464.
Badcock Furniture & More
2 Positions
Set up & delivery person, good license &
driving record required, Full time sales
A ply i0 person,'1003 S. Jefferson St.
Help Wanted
,Part Time, Commission Sales
Work at your own pace
Would help to have a general knowledge
of the construction industry
Send your contact information to:
PO Box 731
Perry, F1 32348
Roofers, roofers helpers, carpenters-
wanted, call Armadillo, 386-294-3914.
'7/13, 7/15

Always Hiring!
Reps Needed in your area, 50%
Contact Terri at 584-8463 or 843-1285.

LPN/RN Who Enjoys Assisting
Responsible, accurate, self-starter sought
for our 2-10 pm shift. Lots of contact with
family members and visitors who want
assistance with answers to questions and
to provide information, Should be
organized and good communicator. Must
be able to work effectively within a team
framework. Smaller, modern, Skilled
Nursing Facility. Contact Lyn Shine.
Lafeyette Health Care Center. 512 W.
Main St., Mayo, FL. 386-294-3300.

Groundskeeper needed at North Florida
Community College.. This full-time
position maintains lawns, gardens,
flowerbeds, shrubs, irrigation, and trees.
Heavy lifting is required. Qualifications
include: HS diploma or GED plus one (1)
year paid grounds keeping experience.
Send application to: Director HR, North
Florida Community College, 1000 Turner
Davis Drive, Madison, Florida 32340.
Application and a complete job description
are available on our website at
www.nfcc.edu. Questions: Call 850-973-
9487. Application periodextended. Must
be received by July 22, 2005. EOE.
7/13, 7/15
The Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson,
Madison and Taylor Counties is seeking a.
Projects Coordinator. Position requires
knowledge of local community health
..services and. agencies, ability to
communicate clearly and concisely
through oral aid written communication,
ability to establish and maintain 'ffe:i,.ei.
working' relationships with C.aiitio:n
membership, staff, all providers and the
general public, ability to design, prepare
and deliver health education
presentations, and the ability to work
independently in local office or in the field.
Requires reliable transportation, valid
driver's 'ic:ern e. g.ood dri.in'rg re,:.:rd and
automobile irurance The ,de-, i,: candidate
will have Bachelor's degree in social work,
social sciences, eduiaiorj, i-elii, or
social services related field of studies and
a strong working knowledge' of' all
Microsoft Office functions. Knowledge of
community relations, public heralh ,i-ues,
maternal and child health, j o':ial w.'r:', or
marketing experience preferred.
Experience in the .community's social
services preferred; must reside In
.ieffr.:.n rlMadison or Ta'/:,r Coui'lnri.,
t: Sil.ar) '27,0000.00, Sj.mil Re-um,
to: Healthy Start, PO Box 568, Greenville,
FL 32331 by July 30, 2005.
Position vacancies under Taylor County
Board of County Commissioners:
Park Attendant temporary Aprii~ Sepi i
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. .rf.er,:,orn .ire Perry, FL.
32347 or www.tdfl-libinfo.com Submit
applications to Taylor One Stop Career
Center. Positions cp r unli ill-'l

Secretary Position'
This is a full-time or part-time position.
Firs:po:Crit'iiies include answering multi-
line phone, filing, sending
correspondence, keeping accurate records
for the office andbeing responsible for'
dealing with walk-in customers. This
person-must be computer literate, work
well with irihers 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.
Aucilla Christian Academy is currently
Accepting applications for a bus driver
position. Must have (or be willing to obtain)
a CDL class B with passenger
endorsement. Also, must be a positive,
Christian role model. For more information
7br to apply, please contact the school at,

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The Board of County Commissioners of
! ia/ior Couniy ,: reauesi-ig qualillrcoans
liC. on -ri:.n-,,-e rt La r. lo epie.ser me
Taylor County Planning and Zoning
Board. The attorney must be a member
of: good standing with the Florida Bqr,
and be familiar with the Taylor County
Comprehensive Plan. and the Taylor
County Land Development Regulations.
The retainer and hourly rate will be
negotiated. Attorneys interested are
requested to present their written interest
and qualifications to the county
Administrator, Mr. Wayne "Buddy"
Humphries by August 1, 2005, at 5:00
P.m. Mr. Humphries'. address Is County
Offices, 201 E. Green Street, Perry,
Florida 32347. No faxes will be
accepted. After the qualifications are
reviewed, the Board of County
Commissioners will.decide who to
interview at their meeting. Any questions
should be directed to the Board:
attorney, Conrad C. Bishop, Jr., Post
Office Box 167, Perry, Florida 32348,
(850) 584-6113.
7/13, 7/20
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: July 19, 2005
Subject of Hearing: 1.) Workers
Compensation-Return to Work Policy

and 2.) Revision to Certification of
Administrative and Instructional
Personnel Policy.
Street. A copy of this policy maybe
obtained from the Superintendent's
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13
Notice is hereby given to
James Ephriam Jackson
Unless payment is made on
1994 Accura Integra
VIN: JH4DC4349RS018558
Vehicle will be auctioned on the
29th day of July, 2005
@ 10 am at Thomas Chevrolet
2128 Hwy 19 S. Perry, FL
Notice is hereby given to
Elizabeth Lenora Firnecey
Unless payment is made on
-1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
V1N: 1G1JF5247W7161924
Vehicle will be auctioned on the
29th day of July, 2005.
@( 10 am at-.Thomas Chevrolet
2128 Hwy 19,S, erry, FL

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S'Editor's note: It is the policy of this appear, Dep. Nowlin, TCSO. Ricketson, TCSO. Tony Cornelius Jackson, 35, Morris Walker, 19, 404 N. Tucker, TCSO.
newspaper to run the names of all June 1: Clarence Bernard Williams, 47, 207 Folsom Street, burglary, Washington Street, VOP Raymond Joseph Parker Jr., 37,
those arrested and booked at the' Richard Allen Cannon, 38, Givens Street, aggravated assault battery/domestic, criminal (improper tag, no valid drivers 2nd Avenue, Steinhatchee, VOP
Taylor County Jail. All those listed Fairview Road, Ballground, Ga., with a deadly weapon, Ptl. Norris, mischief, resisting without license), possession of cocaine (felony battery, criminal
below have been charged inwith a VOP (two counts forgery), Dep. PPD. violence, possession of less than with intent to sell, possession of mischief), Dep. Tucker, TCSO.
until proven guilty. Tucker, TCSO. Lisa Lenora Dillashaw, 42, Golf 20 grams cannabis, Ptl. drug paraphernalia, driving while Fredrick Stephenson, 43, Hwy.
Course Road, grand theft, Ptl. Curry/Norris, PPD. license suspended (knowingly), 51, Steinhatchee, VOP (no tag,
May. 31: Christopher Grant Archer, 22, Norris, PPD. June 2: giving false information, Dep. DWLS), Dep. Thompson, TCSO.
Polhill Drive, warrant (passing a
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Road, violation of restraining Hershberger, TCSO.
Order, battery, Dep. Davis, TCSO. Craig Michael Russell, 29,
Joseph WVilliam Moenich, 41, Hwy. 221 ,North, VOP
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