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SaCo limes Midweek
July 20, 2005 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 29
at the library
"Quite a Catch" juggler Ron Anglin
will be performing on Thursday, July
21, at 3 p.m. at the Taylor County
A former teacher, Anglin performs
throughout the south and entertains
assa comic/educational juggler.
For more information contact the
Taylor County Public Library at 838-
3512 or visit the library at 403 N.
The 2005 Florida Library Youth
Program wraps up the summer with a
musical/storytelling performance- by
One Heart. Sam and Sallie Worley will
play, sing and entertain at the Taylor
County Public Library on Thursday,
July 28,-at 3 p.m.
Blood drive is
today at First
First United Methodist Church will
hold its next'regularly scheduled blood
drive today (Wednesday) from 2-7
Those who have donated blood
since May will receive a free "Band-
Aid" t-shirt. Donating blood takes
approximately 45 minutes. For an
appointment, contact Billie Wallis at
perform July 21
The Taylor Elite Shining Stars
Cheerleading Team will perform
routines at the Taylor County Senior
Citizens Center on Thursday, July 21,
beginning at 11:30 a.m. The team
recently walked away with the
American Open National
Everyone is invited out to watch
Taylor's Elite at the Senior Center,
located at 800 W. Ash Street.
For more information about the
Senior Center, contact Carol Fondo at
The City of Perry will be conducting
aquatic weed control during the week
of July 25. A contractor will spray the
local creeks to keep vegetation under
National Kids Day
In celebration of National Kids Day,
the Perry/Taylor County Boys & Girls
Club is planning a variety of events
Monday, July 25.
Activities will include a talent show,
basketball tournaments, clowns, face
painting, magic show, dancing,
stepping, Moonwalks and much more.
Events will be held at the Taylor
County High School gymnatorium and
track field from 4 to 7 p.m.
SVendors wishing to participate are
asked to contact Natishi Miller or
Samone Brown at 584-2611.
The Continentals, a singing group
made up of young people ages 16-26,
who travel the nation, will perform
tonight (Wednesday) at First Baptist
Church, beginning at 6 p.m. For more
on the group and its local ties, please
see Community page B-1.
Clao~ified!5... paoe -4,
Jump in property tax adds $1.3 million
County holds tax rate in '05-06
With the help of $1.3 million in
additional taxes from rising
property values, the county
commission is almost finished with
a tentative, budget for the 2005-06
The board met Thursday
evening, most of the day 'Friday
and again Monday evening to
hammer out details in the budget.
One more meeting has been
scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6
p.m. The budget must be certified
by Aug. 4 and public hearings will
be held in September. All of the
decisions made by the commission
are still tentative until the budget is
certified. The budget will not
become final until the board votes
-Looking to free up maintenance
hours in its recreation department,
the. Perry City Council has put
three longtime city parks on the
Folsom Park on Center Street,
Brence Hendry Park in the
Colonial Homes Subdivision and
Dt- Yv. J: Baker Park, behind
Marshall Health & Rehabilitation
Center. could all be closed under a
plan loosely framed by the council
at its last meeting.
"I like the idea of parks which
are not being utilized taken off
(Recreation Department director)
Glenn's1 i(Ratliff) maintenance
rotation," Councilman Don Cook
"I think we should explore it, for
example the park behind the
nursing home," Mayor Emily
"If it isn't being used, dismantle
the park and be done with it,"
Councilman Doug Everett said.
,- Please see page 2
on it after the public hearings.
The increase in property values
in the county resulted, in the
additional money allowing the
county to keep the millage rate the
same as last year.
The commission began with a
preliminary budget including
requests from department heads
and organizations. These early
numbers had a budget increase of
$2.3 million or 7.62 percent over
the current fiscal year.
Several new items to general
fund requests include $71,637 for a
new information technology
department, $90,250 for an inmate
maintenance crew, $15,588 for
'Aucilla boat ramp operational costs
and $113,825 for sports complex
While the general fund has been
balanced with some money going
into reserves, the recurring
expenses exceed recurring
revenues by some $110,0d0.
According to County Finance
Director Tammy Taylor, this
amount is not detrimental and will
most likely be made up if
.,- Please see page 2
The P6rry City Council looks to close .three "low use"
parks: Dr. W.J. Baker Park 6n Julia 'Street, Folsom Park
on Center Street and Brence Hendry Park in Colonial. Homes
For clean-up staging area
FEMA seeks help from county
The Board of County
Commissioners called an
emergency meeting Monday night
concerning a request from the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) that 'a staging
area be placed in Taylor County for
their clean-up efforts following
:Commissioner Malcolm Page
asked for the emergency meeting
during a scheduled budget hearing.
He said that he had been contacted
Saturday by.former Commissioner
Frank Russell who told him he had
been approached by an official
from FEMA. With Russell's help,
Page then contacted John Gossman
According to Page, FEMA is
looking for a staging area to house
50-75 travel trailers before they are
moved to other areas hit by Dennis.
FEMA then sent a formal letter
asking for the assistance.
In the letter, Gossman said, "As
Hurricane Dennis caused damage
to many homes in surrounding
counties, FEMA has the need for a
travel trailer staging area in your
He also stated that the location
they were looking at was the Perry-
They found three locations
suitable for their purposes, but
preferred one inside the fence for
security reasons. The two other
areas are the parking area in front
of the main building or the parking
lot in front of Gate F.
County Administrator Buddy
Humphries said his office had
contacted the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) to determine
if the county could allow the set-up
at the airport, and was awaiting a
Commissioner Clay Bethea
made a motion to honor FEMA's
request contingent on receiving
permission from FAA.
Commissioner Pat Patterson.
seconded and the measure passed
4-0. Commissioner Jack Brown
was not at the meeting.
Bethea also stated that if the
FAA did not allow the staging area
at the airport, the county should
help find an alternative location.
To the moon...
Thanks to efforts lead by Betty Culbreath, the Perry Garden
SClub recently won special recognition for the marker and land-
scaping of Taylor County's own "Moon Tree" located at Forest
Capital State Museum. The tree was planted at the park in
1978, growing from a collection of seeds carried to the moon
by astronaut Stuart Roose on the historic Apollo XIV flight.
Several cases of employee theft
have been reported to local law
enforcement recently and at least
two former employees are now in
the Taylor County Jail.
According to PPD Ptl. Lin Gray,
Wal-Mart Loss Prevention
Employee, David Lindsey, 46,
reported an employee who had
stolen a $1,000 money order, and
given it to someone else to cash.
,Lindsey said that another subject
.came to the store later and cashed
the money order, getting the
After speaking to Supervisor
Kimberly Stanley, Gray said a
videotape of the incident showed
employee Kenyata Sanders, 19,
working the Customer Service
Desk on July 5.
"Stanley said that Sanders
processed a money order for
$1,000, using another employee's
identification number, which is
against company policy. She then
said that Sanders took the money
order and laid it on the counter and
it appeared that another employee
came by and picked up the money
order and took it from Customer
Service. Stanley then said that
approximately -an hour later,
another subject came into the store
and cashed the money order."
Stanley said Sanders told her
that she had laid the money order
on the counter and "didn't .know
what happened to it."
Gray then took Sanders into
custody and told her she was under
arrest for grand theft. Sanders was
transported to the county jail.
After that, Gray returned to Wal-
Mart and spoke to a relative of
Sanders, who told him that Sanders
had "just purchased a car and.
Please see page 6
City looks to save
Rather than look at rate increases or a millage hike for city
residents, the Perry City Council is asking its department heads to
address efficiency issues first.
During initial budget talks Thursday, July 14, council members
directed City Manager Bill Brynes to draft a revised budget proposal
to include cost-saving, efficiency measures.
The council is looking to trim away a projected deficit of $110,00q,
according to the latest proposed 2005-06 budget presented Thursday.
That figure does not include an additional $112,500 for contributions
to local non-profit organizations.
"I would rather.look at efficiency rather than pass off. a rate increase
to city residents. There are ways we can .cut costs and be more
efficient if you willing to accept change," Councilman Doug Everett
"I think we should give the people what they want--they want more
service, then we should hire more people. It if costs more, then it costs
-, Please see page 2 '
Employee thefts, burglaries
reported by law enforcement
A-2 The Taco Times July 20, 2005
Rec dept. grapples with
city park maintenance
Brence Hendry Park in Colonial Homes Subdivision has a few worn benches and exposed water
Continued from page 1
City Manager Bill Brynes said
he would check the Folsom Park
issue as he thought the city leased
a portion of the land.
"Then just don't renew the
lease," Ketring said, asking that
Brynes also approach the nursing
home to see if its management
was interested in taking over Baker
The discussion sprang from
earlier concerns that parks within
the city were not being kept at the
same level of maintenance across
Ratliff said the recreation
department rotates on a "use"
basis, meaning whichever
recreation area is in season calls
for the heaviest maintenance.
On Tuesday, he said that while
the projected cost savings in
closing the parks would be
minimal, the greater savings
would come in maintenance hours.
"It takes about three hours to
mow Folsom Park, then another
two hours of weed-eating.
Maintenance at Baker Park is
about two-and one-half to three
hours and Brence Hendry, 30
minutes of mowing," he said.
Folsom Park, which heads a
designated Greenwayy" through
downtown Perry, has been utilized
by residents as a park for more
than half a century: It was
recognized as an official city park
some 30-40 years ago, in honor of
Lamar Folsom, a longtime city
employee. Spring Creek, which
begins at the park, has been used
in years past for baptisms. It was
also the site. for volleyball
tournaments and 4th of July
celebrations hosted by MainStreet
Brence Hendry Park is situated
in a small triangular oasis of grass
and trees located in a "roundabout"
area of Colonial Homes off
Puckett Road. The park is named
in honor of a longtime city
Dr. Baker Park honors longtime
Perry physician Dr.'Walter Joseph
Baker, who began his career in
Taylor County in 1916. Situated
on the banks of a small creek, the
park was a fitting tribute to man
who always carried fishing and
hunting equipment along with his
physician's black bag.
The recreation department's
three-man crew is responsible for
the upkeep of all city recreation
facilities, which includes two
pools, the football stadium,
baseball fields, t-ball fields and
practice fields. The city's park list
includes: City Park, Jerkins Park,
Loughridge Park, Gerald Walker
Park, the Duck Pond/Veterans
Memorial Park, Folsom Park,
Baker Parker and Brence Hendry
In the past two years, the city
has built two new parks--
Dreamland City Kiddie Park on
Saxton Street and Heritage Park
on Julia Street. Construction is
also underway on a new Veterans
Memorial Park on Jefferson
"We have one tractor finish-cut
mower, two push mowers and one
weedeater. The tractor is also used
when we have to drag (baseball)
fields. We are spread thin...they
keep adding new parks for us to
maintain, but no personnel or
equipment to maintain them
with," Ratliff said.
The city looks to enter its new
fiscal year with a recreation budget
,of $403,000. Of that, $240,000 is
tied to personnel costs, leaving
some $160,000 in actual operation
Ratliff estimated that last year,
his department spent $54-56,000
for operation of the city pools,
$40,000 in utilities and $56,000
in operating supplies (uniforms,
toilet paper, cleaners, etc.).
7 Hearing held Tuesday
Continued from page 1
Weeds have taken over a downed fence along the creek at Dr.
W.J. Baker Park.
more. This is what they say they want," Councilman Alphonso Dowdell
"But we have to be sure what people want," Councilman Don Cook
said. "I can assure you than when I walk in here (Tuesday night), I will
have a better feel for what my constituents want."
The council planned to hold a second budget hearing Tuesday, July 19.
Dr. W.J. Baker Park has
shaded by towering oaks.
benches and playground equipment
benches and playground equipment
Flooding closes 'Falls'
The, Taylor County
Commission held a special
meeting Friday morning to extend
a disaster area declaration( from the
week before) for an additional
This came after the board was
informed that the Aucilla River
was, at that time, still above flood
stage and had not crested.
'.The commission first declared a
state of emergency Friday. July 8,
as Hurricane Dennis was nearing
the Florida Panhandle.
According to. the Suwannee
River Water Management District
(SWRMD), the Aucilla at Lamont
crested Sunday four feet above
flood stage. By Tuesday, waters
had receded approximately one-half
In a release Tuesday, the
SRWMD announced that
Steinhatchee Falls as well as
Goose Pasture Tram have been
closed due to flooding caused by
Continued from page 1
some departments finish the year
under budget. She also said that
this deficit was less than last year.
Non-profit groups and other,
organizations for the most part
received the same amount they did
last year: The biggest cut was
made to the Boys & Girls Club,
which .lost almost half of its'.
funding, down to $25,000 from
last year's $45,000.. They had
MainStreet Perry's $5,000 from
,last year was cut to $4,000.
The Leadership Council as well
as Refuge House both asked for
increases, but their donations were
kept the same.
SThe Taylor County
Development Authority, however,
saw its money increased from
$30,000 to $50,000. The budget
also includes a new reserve
account for industrial
development, which was funded
The sheriff's office budget
increased 12.85 percent to a total
of $5.4 million. Much of that
increase was from raises in
The biggest hurdle the
commission faced was balancing
the MSTU fund, which began the
hearings with $408,000 deficit.
The, MSTU fund is for county
services such as fire and animal
control which are duplicated by
city services, and can only be
funded by a separate tax on
citizens in the unincorporated area
of the county.
Th biggest increase in the,
MSTU.fund was for the hiring of
seven new firefighters for the
coastal area. This number was
reduced to three during
negotiations, with one to be a
The commission also agreed to
take some,,$200,000 from the
MSTU reserve to buy a new
The new firefighters will be
housed in Steinhatchee while the
county searches for a location
roughly halfway between Keaton
Beach and Steinhatchee to build a
new fire station.
Almost a quarter of the MSTU
deficit, ;some $120,000, was
reduced by removing second-home
exemptions in county garbage
fees. Now homeowners Will pay
the same amount for each home
they own in the county.
Currently, -owners, of second
homes within the county are
charged roughly half
In a related move, the
.commission also raised the'
garbage fees from $113 to $125 a
A capital outlay of $89,000 for
the'construction of a new animal
shelter was cut, but the
commission did leave in two other
outlays for new equipment (a
stock trailer, crematorium and
additional cages).and a new
With a few smaller cuts in
operating supplies for the fire
department, and the reduced cost of
three new firefighters versus
seven, the MSTU fund was
brought into balance.
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Cruce, Glaze marry in
Baton Rouge ceremony
A-3 The TacoTimes July 20,2005
Miss Melanie Dianne Crtce
became the bride of Jason Brad
Glaze .in a May 28, 2005,
ceremony held at T;trouma Baptist
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Brad Glaze
items for rummage sale
The Perry Woman's Club reminds friends in the community of its
upcoming rummage sale. and hopes that when you're cleaning closet,
you'll remember this event.
Items sold through this sale will benefit community projects
spearheaded by the Woman's Club. Donations are requested now To
make arrangements, please call Debi Limoges at 584-8318 or Nancy Jo.al
at 838-2415. Items ma\ also be dropped offat Capital City Bank.
I Registry -I .
July 30. 2005
July 30, 2005
S Chris Strickland
Cody McNeese '
August 13, 2005
August 13, 2005
Keri Rachelle Bundrick
Robert Christopher Ponder
September 17. 2005
Hope K. Harvey
Arthur W. Watkins III
Re istry 0
Boy due August 2005
Boy due August 2005
Valerie & Lee Wiles
Boy due August 2005
Rachael Guy "
Church in Baton Rouge, La.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul (Dianne Mathis)
Cruce of Franklinton. La.,
formerly of, Perry. Her
grandparents are Mrs. David Cruce
of Perry, the late Mr. Cruce, as
well as the late Mr. and. Mrs.
The groom is the sonof Mr.
and Mrs. James' Glaze of
SThe bride's attendants included:'
Mrs. Amanda Terry, matron of
honor, and sister of the bride;
Miss Erin Glaze and Miss Kaely ,
Glaze, sisters of the groom: Mrs.
Cathy Edmonston, Mrs. Amy
Norsworthy and Miss Ellen
Derek Dillon ,served as the
groom's best man. Usher-
'groomsmen included Brady
Bagwell, 1-st Lt. Greg Blanchard
Trae Norsworthy. Craig Paull and
Michael Terry, brother-in-law of
Music for the ceremony was
presented by the bride's aunt,
Linda Blue, on the piano and Dr.
Juilia Chan. violinist. Soloists
included Miss Jamie Venable
singing, "How Beautiful" and
Brady Bagwell presenting, "If You
Could See What I See."
Dr. Jerry Barlow officiated at the
ceremony, assisted by the bride's-
uncle, the Rev. Joe Mathis.
Following a wedding trip to the
Hawaiian Islands, the couple now
resides in Baton Rouge.
Timothy Miller of Perry has.
been selected as an energy group"
leader for Harding University's
2005 Student Impact, an
orientation program designed to
help freshmen and new students
make the transition to college life.
Miller is a junior majoring in
Student Impact features a variety
of activities, including service
projects and games, designed to
make new students comfortable
with each other and the university.
Students are divided into groups of
20. called "energy groups." which
meet throughout the day to discuss
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Juice & Cookies
10% of the proceeds
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March of Dimes
Earline Neeley, esthetician
Skin Care Department
His, Hers & Ours (Salon
102 W Cedar St. 584-8889
From New York
Skip West and his guitar hae
found their way to a CD featuring
original country\ 'folk songs b, the
Taylor County native.
The son of Margaret and Erdman
West, Skip grew up in Perry and
graduated from Talor County
High School in the Class of 1960.
Now a resident of Worcester.
N.Y.. he forwarded a copy of his
latest work to his parents ~ iih
this notation, "I hope you enjoy
this tribute to you. our family and
Track No. 11 on the CD
features these lyrics about his
home. sweet, home:
Skip West's instruments include a
Gibson guitar given to him, by his
brother Rich and converted to be
played like a dobro, as well as a
Gibson mandolin, manufactured in
1980, and.inheriled from his Grandpa
West. 'Headed Home" features 17
songs,.which are part of his ever-
growing collection entitled,
Mg Taglor Counmhome
Old cypress ponds and pines
it's been too long a nine
since I've been to my Taylor
By the Gulf of Mexico
here the evening' bree-es blow
I'm going' back
to1 my Taylor Counry home.
I' hen I was young and strong
I sailed away tfiomi home
. And drifted away on the trdes
inow the years have robbed mne
but still I look to find
all rite things
I left so far behind
A s I drifted on tlhe title
abroad will participate in mhe I hungt my head and cried
program Aug. 18-22. never had I felt so all alone
* but o oone stormy night
I salw the beacon light
all across the wiind sea it shone
The stars in the skies
shinein my mother's eyes
.and I hear niv father's voice in the
I see them standing there
full of worry, love and care.
in going back again
SOld cpress ponds and pines
it's been too long a imne
since I've been to min Ta\lor
S Bv the Gulf of Mexico
Where the ievenin' breezes blow
I'm going back
to mv Taylor Countr home.
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Perry falls in final game
is 2nd in state
A-4 The Taco Times July 20,2005
Perry's 15-under all star
baseball team placed second in the
Babe Ruth State Tournament
which completed play Monday in
The local team was the only
squad to enter play in Sunday's
championship series unbeaten but
fell to host Mandarin 10-7 on
Sunday and again lost on Monday
: "We had two bad innings in the
tournament. One on Sunday when
:we could have won it all
undefeated and another one
-Monday," Perry Coach Jeff
- Perry opened the tournament
:Thursday with 12-2 win overFt.
Caroline in a game shortened to
five innings due to the 10-run
. mercy rule.
Derek Miller went the distance
on the mound scattering six hits
while striking out four and
walking only one. Leading Perry
at the plate were Nick Allbritton,
Miller, Josh Gilbreath and Ethan,
Young with two hits each
followed by Brandon Mock and
Greg Flowers with one hit apiece.
; Perry then faced Union County
on Friday and came away with a
Gilbreath pitched -all seven
innings allowing six hits while
striking out 10 and walking one.
Gilbreath also led Perry at the
plate with three hits, followed by
two each from Zach Knowles,
Kendall Thompson and Young
and one hit apiece by Will Hall,
Miller and Mock.
SPerry battled Chiefland into the
ninth mining on Saturday before.
Gaining a 6-5 win and a berth in'
the'championship series with an-
Mock -started on the mound
giving up eight hits while striking
out 10 and walking five. Miller
came or in relief in'the seventh
giving up three hits and a walk
while striking out five.
Miller led Perry at the plate
with three hits with Knowles,
Gilbreath, Allbritton and Mock
getting.two hits each. Young, Hall
and Flowers chipped in with one:
Sunday saw- host Mandarin
upend Chiefland to capture the
losers' bracket and a chance to
face unbeaten Perry for the title in
Sthe double elimination tourney
Mandarin rallied to beat Perry
10-7 to force a final game on
Gilbieath started on the mound,
allowing six hits while striking out
four and walking one. Allbritton
came 0n .in 'relief in the fifth
giving up three hits while striking
Young and Mock had two hits
each to lead Perry while Knowles,
Gilbreath, Flowers and Allbritton
chipped in with one hit each.
In Monday's championship
game, Perry jumped out to a 1-0
lead when Gilbreath scored from.
second on an RBI single by
The lead held until Mandarin
scored three runs in the bottom of
the third aided by a couple of
Perry threatened several times
over the remainder of the game
but could not get any runners
across the plate, falling short of
the title by a 3-1 decision.
Miller had a 'strong outing on
the mound for Perry, but his
offense managed only one run
after scoring 34 in the previous
"These young men played their
hearts out. We just couldn't seem
to get our bats up to their full
potential at key times." Coach
Walker said his group of Perry
kids have played together for 10
"They have earned and deserve
the recognition as being one of the
best teams in the state." he said.
Walker said the key to his
"team's success was the dedication
of the players, the support of the
parents, the hard work of Coaches
Justin Knowles and Danny Glover
and the contributions from
members of the community.
"Everyone can be very proud of
this team and you will hear about
them again as this represents what
our high school baseball program
will be in the future," Walker said.
Monday. July 25th
Local Boys & Girls Club
sets basketball tourney
The Boys & Girls Clubs of
Perry/Taylor County will host
basketball tournaments Monday,
July 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the
Taylor County High School gym
and track field.
Featured will he 3 on 3 teams:
. father and son teams; 3-point
shoot-out contest; and 5 on 5
For more information, please
contact Natisha Miller or Samone
Brown at (850) 584-2611.
Members of Perry's 15-under -team include, front row (left to right): Jarquis Ellis, Ethan Young, Zach Knowles, Will Hall,
Nick Allbritton and Dusty Strickland. Second row: Greg Flowers, Derek Miller, Josh Gilbreath, Manager Jeff Walker, Coach
Justin Knowles, Brandon Mock, Kendall Thompson and Coach Danny Glover.
Host families needed
British soccer stars
will run camp here
The Perry Soccer Association from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
will be sponsoring a week-long The registration fee will be $75
summer soccer camp with per participant.
instruction provided by
Challenger British Soccer.
The camp will be held August
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
STournament host place third
Perry first baseman Stuart Ely scoops up a throw during a.
'pickoff attempt Saturday morning in the state Babe Ruth 13-
year-old tournament played here last. week. Perry finished
third in the tourney after falling 3-2 to Tallahassee Saturday
'night. Below, Perry teammate Tony Southerland takes a mighty
rip at fastball.
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
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Choir rehearsals begin for Youth Day
New Brooklyn youth practice Saturday
Choir rehearsals, in preparation for the upcoming Youth Day, will begin
at.New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, July 23, at 1
p.m. "Everyone is invited to come and help us celebrate our Youth Day
program through song," said Shana BaileN "We want you to stand up and
stand out for Jesus." For questions, contact her at 838-1712, or Phillip
McNeal at (850) 509-2063.
Bible School for adults continues at Pisgah
Adult Vacation Bible School continues at Pisgah Baptist Church under
the leadership of Steven Ruff. The six-night event began Monday, and
continues on Thursday and Friday of this week, July 21 and 22. It
concludes witf two sessions the following week, Tuesday, July .26, and
Thursday, July 28.
"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 undeiray at 7 p.m. A nursery
Swill 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.
Men invited to Tallahassee fellowship
A Men's Fellowship is planned Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m., entitled
"Harvesting Your Overflow." The event will be sponsored by K.C.
Yarborough Ministries and held at Foundation of Faith Church
International located at 1915 Dale St. in Tallahassee, behind Sabal Palm
Light refreshments will be served; special performances are planned.
"God is calling the Men of Tallahasee and its surrounding area to another
level. Let's be ready to move into position," said Pastor K.C. Yarborough.
For more information, he can be contacted at 850-575-5400, ext. 101.
Agape plans Back to School Bash
McArthur Park will be the setting for the 2005 Back To School Bash
planned July 30 by Agape Music Festival. "We are thrilled to bring some
of the best artists in Christian music from the State of Florida to Gilchrist
County," organizers boast, noting that ticket prices are $3 with 5-and-under
The park is located four miles south of Bell on Highway 129, and 4.5
miles north of Trenton on Highway 129. Concerts will be held Saturday
beginning at 4 p.m., and also on Sunday, July 31, beginning at 5.
In addition to church praise bands, the concert will feature MDP Band,
24/7 Band, Whole Hearted Band and the Burning Bridges Band.
New church forms in Mayo
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.
Long-time columnist turns 93
By: B.D. WILLIAMS
On Wednesday, July 13, Mrs.
-B.D. Williams celebrated her 93rd
birthday at home, after having a
10:30 doctor's appointment. She
spent the rest of the day at home.
-lSome friends came by to visit her,
some called her, some brought and'
sent gifts, cards and donations, and
some just thought about her.
Whatever they did, it helped her to
have a happy birthday.. Thanks to
family and friends for the different
ways they helped me to have an
enjoyable and happy birthday.
-The McGrew family spent the
weekend in St. Petersburg
attending their family reunion,
.. which was very enjoyable.
Mr. Amos Bellamy is back home
feeling better after undergoing
-surgery in Tallahassee. Family and
;friends are happy to have him
In Memory Of
Mrs. Annie J. Mcoy Smith, who
"died, July 7, 2004, in Lauder Hill.
Sometimes the road of life seemed
long and hard as she traveled
through the years, sometimes with
a broken heart and eyes brimful of
She faltered in her weariness and
sometimes almost sank along the
way, but on July 7, 2004, God
whispered and said, "My child
Carlie Jackson Boyington, 75,
died July 16, 2005, at Shands
Hospital in Gainesville.
A lifelong resident of Dixie
County, Mr. Boyington worked as
a contractor in the construction
business and was a veteran of the
United States Army.
Survivors include: his wife.
Laura Boyington of Ft. Walton
Beach; two sons, Michael T.
Boyington of Pensacola and James
'Earl Boyington of Siemhatchee;,
three daughters. Jacqulyn M.
Boyington, Karen Annette Osteen
and Sheila Ann Allen, all of Cross
City; two step-sons, Jesse William,
Boyington of Cross City and James
Lamar Boyington of Steinhatchee:
,sisters, Louise Lyons, Carol.
Beasley, Shirley Dickey and Nette.
Pierce, all of Steinhatchee. Dale
Martin of Lillian, Ala., Merle Reed
of. Pensacola and Betty Patterson
"of Jena; ten grandchildren; and
four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
today, July 20, at 2 p.m. at Jena
First Baptist Church with the Rev.,
Carolyn Ogelsby officiating.
Interment will follow at Waters
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
which is charge of the.
SMae Dellq' Steen
Mae Dell O'Steen Hendry, 83,
died July 16, 2005.
A native and lifelong resident of
Taylor County,.'Mrs. Hendry was
the daughter of the late John and
Gladys O'Steen. She was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church and a past
worthy matron of the Eastern Star.
She was also an active volunteer in
the school system and othe youth'
She was married to the late
Charles E. Hendry for 65 years.
Survivors include: two
daughters, Bonita Hendry of St.
Augustine and. Mildred, Fike of
Perry; one son, Chuck Hendry:
three grandchildren: and four great
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, July 19, at 11:a.m. at Joe
P.. Burs Funeral Home. Interment
followed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Family members 'received
friends Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Bums Funeral Home, which was
in charge of the arrangements.
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School reports computer theft
SContinued from page 1
needed $1,000 to help with
Sit. She said that she could not
believe that Sanders would have
stolen the money, but she must
have needed help'with the car."
Sanders was interviewed later by
Gray, who then admitted that she
"hid:, the money order under
some papers and then took it later
S wheinshe left work. She said she
gave it to a family member to.
cash' for her because she needed
l helpwith the car.
Sanders said the family
member who cashed the money
S order had no idea it had been
In-another case of employee
heft, a local exterminating
S business reported several stolen
checks from the business by
employee Jonathan Mi lender, 24,
'who was reported "attempting to
cash a forged check at a local
"When this happened, some of
Millender's family members agreed
to pay for the checks and both
parties agreed to settle the issue
amongst themselves." said TCSO
SDep. Scott McKenzie. "Millender
quit his job at this time.
S "Two I weeks later, the
exterminator company owner
arrived t4 work and discovered a
window at the back of the
business had been broken into.
When a look-through of the
business was conducted, it was
discovered that four checks were
-missing from the business
checkbook. It was also found that
a .38 cal. Smith and Wesson
.revolver was missing from the
'-"The business owner called
-Milender's family member who
had previously helped him, and
she said she would look into the
situation and call him back." said
"When she later returned his
call. she informed him that
Millender confessed to taking the
checks. She later stated ihe
informed her of the missing
pistol, which she and Millender
returned to the business.-
"It was, at'this time that
Millender confessed to breaking-in
and stealing the checks and the
pistol," said McKenzie. 'Millender
said he wrote two checks at a
grocery store, both in excess of
$300. The same checks, which
were previously stolen were also
written in excess of $300," said
Millender was arrested and.
transported to the Taylor County
Jail, where he was charged with
burglary of a structure while
armed, grand theft of a firearm,
grand theft in excess of $300 and
.uttering a forged instrument.
PPD Sgt. Jamie Cruse said he
reported tb a theft at Perry Primary
School, where Principal George
Clayton said.that they had received
a sizeable amount of computers
from Dell Computer Corporation
in June and one of them was
"Clayton said the computers
were stored in various areas of the
school, waiting for techs to install
them in the various classrooms
and work areas," said Cruse.
When they arrived, it was
determined that one of the
computers. valued at Si.150, was
"When I asked about the number
of people who have access to the
school-and has keys, I was told
that a very large number of people
have access," he added.
"It is not known the date or
time the computer went missing,
nor the exact location that it was
stored after delivery," said Cruse.
"Staff at the school told me that
'they were pretty sure that the
computer was delivered, but a
comparison of the serial numbers
to the delivery and packing slips
was not performed at the time of
Perry Optimist Club President Danny Everett (left) is
shown with Steinhatchee School Reading Coach Kathy Jester
during a recent presentation by the club of $1,000 to help
with the purchase of computer software for the school's
readinr program. .
At the Booking Desk D ..-' ..
Editor's note: it is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.
Katherine Kai Anderson, South
Warner Avenue, VOP (obtaining
controlled substance by fraud),
Dep Upshaw. TCSO.
Donald Braddock. 33. Lewis
Road, domestic violence, battery,
VOP. Dep. Davis. TCSO.
Jennifer Deborah ,\atkins, 20.
West Church Street. (FTA for
grand theft). Dep. Hawkins.
Michael Houser. 39, Boyd
Road, trespass after warningg Pil.
Sherry Lin Russell. 31. 670
Ben Eakins Road, DUI (2nd).
DWLS, Ptl.. Norris. PPD.
Daniel W. Lucas. 33. East
Royal Oak. DWLS/R. possession
of a controlled substance. Trp.
Dennis Horris Oglesb'. 48
North Byron Butler Parkway,
warrant for FTA, Pl. Sunderland.
Eddie Lee Ransom, 50, Belair
Street, possession of cocaine with
intent to sell within 1,000 feet of
a church, possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis, DWLS/R,
Ptl. Franklin, PPD.
S Daniel' Michael McCune, 19,
Luther Wilson Road, Greenville,
aggravated (domestic), battery
domestic, Dep. Tucker, TCSO.
(Johnny Maude Johnson, 32,
.Mesa Court, Orlando. VOP
(possession of a controlled
substance), Dep. Lundy. TCSO.
Bryan Heath Willis, 24, Leon
Ward Road. possession of less
than 20 grams cannabis. Dep.
Alice Marie Hays. 44. 627 S.
B ron Butler Parkway, disorderly
intoxication, Ptl. Campbell, PPD.
Samuel Douglas Whitehead, 23,
Shiloh Church Road. possession
of cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Cooper, PPD.
Brandon Authur Padgett, 21,
Foley Cut-Off Road. battery. Dep.
Alexander Louis Penabade. 18,
Timber Brook Court, Tampa,
possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Trp. Lundy, FHP.
Jacquelkn Denise; Beasley, 47,
East Pinecrest Street, burglary,
theft, burglary of a conveyance,
Dep: Hershberger, TCSO.
Michael Collier, 21, Belair
Street, possession of less than 20
grams cannabis, intent to
distribute, Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
Willene Denise Robinson. 22.
SW Avenue C. Place. Belle.
Glades. FTA for VOP (uttering.
grand theft). Dep. Hawkins,
Kristina Virginia Huskins. 28.
Foley Cut-Off Road. \OP (petit
theft). Dep. Hershberger, TCSO.
William W. Davis. 39, 1680
Spring Warrior Road. DUI (refusal
to submit to breath test). Dep.
James Wesley Moore. 33, 912
Hill Road. VOP (possession of
less than 20 grams cannabis).
warrant (order to show just cause).
Dep. Hershberger. TCSO.
Robert N. Dykes, 33, 5702
Silver Oak Drive, Fort Pierce,
VOP (burglary of a dwelling),
Sgi. Murphy. TCSO.
Jerry Edward Bailey. 36. Miller
Lane, Hwy 98 West. dealing in
stolen property, tampering with
evidence. Sgt. Campbell, TCSO.
Cynthia Ellion Shannon,. 38,
206 Dogwood Way. DUI, PtI.
John. Jay Mathis, 33, 10229
Puckett Road, failure to appear,
hold for Leon County, Dep..
Bow% den, TCSO.
Anthony Joseph Strain, 27,
1120 6 1/2 N. Jefferson, DWLS
(knowinglO). Dep. Gibson,
Beyah Basha. 26. Mimosa Lane,
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell. possession of less than 20
grams cannabis. Dap. Davis.
Sammy Wayne Tomlinson. 52,
139 Jenkins Road. uttering, grand
theft. Pil Norris. PPD.
Anthony Dale Hill. 32. 4220
W. Hwy. 98, trespass after
warning, battery. Pil. Campbell.
Julius W. Williams, 66. 1206
2nd A enue North. Steinhatchee,
\VOP (condition #5--\iolate no
law: and condition # 8--failing to
comply to sign Dep. Folsom,
Eric James McNeil, 42. 106
Monroe Street, sale of cocaine
within 1,000 feet of a church, Det.
, Helen Elaine, Harris, 44, 2020
Hwy. 98 West, purchase of
cocaine, Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Cedric R. Colson, 25, 203
Buffalo Place, VOP (DWLS,
DUI), Dep. Young, TCSO.
.Edward. R. Sadler, 31, 10152
John Sadler Lane, purchase of
cocaine, Det. Anderson,'PPD.
Phaythana Xa'songkham. 26,
2162 Poincinana Terris,
Clearwaier. DUI. Trp. Lundy,
Brian Lee Pavona, 23, 1986
Kinsey Road, forgery, uttering
forged instrument, grand theft,
possession of forged instrument,
FTA (possession of drug
paraphernalia). Ptl. Curry. PPD.
Tonie Lee Williams. 39. 1507
S. Woodard Street. VOP (grand
theft, uttering forged instrument),
Dep. Gulbrandsen. TCSO.
Garth Randall Moran. 45. 140
Cory Court, Auburndale. VOP
(sale of cannabis). Dep.
George W. Robinson. 42, 106
Buffalo Drive. DWLS
(kno\ ingly). Ptl. Norris. PPD.
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