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ml e Midweek
August 10, 2005 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 32
Police car stolen
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) K-9
"officer" Buddy scored big during a
five-day certification program held
recently in Punta Gorda. For more on
Taylor County's own "top dog," and his
FWC handler Leonard "Cricket"
Bailey, please see page B-1.
SBA holds briefing
today at annex
A representative from the State
Small Business Administration will
hold a public assistance briefing for
the following entities impacted by
Hurricane Dennis: qualified private
non-Iirofit organizations that provide
educational, emergency, medical,
utilities, custodial care or essential
governmefital services; and state
government agencies (and Native
American tribes or authorized tribal
The meeting will be held the Taylor.
County Courthouse Annex (102 East
Green Street) at 2 p.m. '
For more information, contact
Taylor County Emergency
Management at 838-3575.
What began as a simple traffic
stop Sunday night quickly
escalated into \hat could ha'e
been a scene from the television
reality drama "Cops," complete
with a stolen police car, high-speed
chase and escaped prisoner.
Perry Police Department Pil.
Dwight Norris stated he observed
an older model Ford pick-up
traveling north on U. S. Hw\. 19.
with no tag lights.
When Norris conducted a traffic
stop on the vehicle, the driver. Max
Perez, 25. presented a Florida
identification card. While talking
with Perez. Norris learned that his
driver's license was suspended for
"Perez's eyes were bloodshot,"
said Norris. "and he had an odor of
alcohol coming from him."
Norris said he handcuffed Perez
hands behind his back) and placed
him into the rear of his patrol unit.
"I then read Perez his implied
consent and he stated that he \would
take a breath test." Norris said.
While in the rear of the vehicle.
Perez shifted his legs so that his
hands \ere in front of him.
On seeing the change. Norris
said, "I told Perez that I hadn't put
them on in the front and he then put
his legs back through the cuffs."
Norris then called PPD Pil.
Robert Johns to assist in taking an
in entorv of Perez's car
Johns said as he and Norris were
buss with Perez's car. Norris's
patrol car took off heading north on
Hw% y. 19.
"I then ran to my patrol car and
began to give chase. Perez had
slipped through the cage door and
gotten into the front seat and took
off with Norris's patrol vehicle."
Perez then began a series of
turns, accelerating to high rates of
speed in between.
"When Perez made a left turn
onto Wilder Street, he was going
too fast. causing him to run off the
road and into a resident's \ard,
striking a guide wire, a wooden
fence and a tree stump. causing a
puncture in the patrol car's
radiator." said Johns.
"He then got back onto Wilder
Street. made a right turn onto
Lafayelte Street and pulled o\er
and exited the vehicle, running on
fool," he added.
Police are looking for Perez and
asking for assistance from the
.. Please see page 3
FEMA awards 106,500 tsfor
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FEMA awards $106,500 Taylor' County studentsretu
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marking the official start of the 200
5 elementary students take their turn in line for lunch.
g g g
i fl h t b n a roved loralin business owners wi s
rUIIUnas contUnue to LiV IUo
victims of Hurricane Dennis,
including some 106 applicants in
Taylor County ywho have been
approved to receive $106.539 in
assistance to repair homes and
replace personal property.
According to officials of the
Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
- Management Agency (FEMA') and
the Florida State Emergency
Response Team, a total of 15.006
applications statewide for rental,
housing and other needs assistance
lid% O,. ,I -'-' VU tJ I II I L',"
Homeowners. renters and
business owners in 10 designated
counties, including Taylor, are
eligible for individual assistance.
including grants and U.S. Small
Business Administration low-
interest loans to help w ith losses.
A disaster recovery center,
which opened here at Forest
Capital Hall Monday, will continue
in operation through Friday, Aug.
12. open S a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Homeowners. renters and
LIUQIK'- LI IM1 -- ---
caused by Hurricane Dennis are
reminded to register for assistance
before going to a disaster recover)
center by calling 1-800-621-
FEMA (3362). Phone lines are
open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Monday
Applicants for disaster
assistance may visit any of these
centers to meet tace-=ro-face
with recovery specialists.
Representatives of local, state and
*- Please see page 3
Ross. Stalans Stewart, who was critically injured in a four-wheeler
accident July 22, died T)hursday. He was 30.
Funeral services were,held Sunday at San Pedro Baptist Church.
As reported by the Florida Highway Patrol last week, Stewart and his
wife,-Kaycee, were traveling north on U.S. Highway 19 South in one of the
northbound lanes when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle overturned and
ejected both riders.
PI.ease see page 5
to speak Aug. 24
WCTV Chief Meteorologist Mike.
McCall will present a special weather,
program at the Taylor County Senior
Center Wednesday, Aug. 24,
beginning at 11 a.m.
All interested persons are invited to
With .'4 days still left in the 2005
hurricane season, individuals and
families throughout North Florida are
invited to visit the web site' of the
- Capital Area Chapter of the American
Red Cross to view the hurricane
survival guide for this area.'
The guide can' be found at:
There will be a "No Child Left
Behind" parent choice meeting at
Taylor County Elementary School
Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact
Director of Instruction Wanda Kemp at
set today by
The Taylor County School Board
will hold a special meeting today
(Wednesday) at noon. The meeting
will be held in the Alton H. Wentworth
Improvements fueled by grants
Taylor County has seen a
number of state grants come its
way recently. helping to fund a
variety of local projects, including
improvements at the Perry-Foley
Airport, Hodges Park and
According to Grants Coordinator
Melody Cox, most of these grants
have come at little or no cost to the
Perry-Foley Airport saw its
apron resurfaced earlier this year.
and construction is set to begin
soon on a new terminal as well as
Cox said she expects
construction on the terminal to be
complete by April 2006. The new
building %will be constructed to
withstand and remain operational
during Category 5 hurricane winds;
it will be the only such building in
The terminal will include a
conference facility for up to 50
people with a kitchen and wet bar.
The project is funded by a
$350.000 grant from the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) A. iation Di' vision.
The AWOS-II (Automated
Weather Observation System) will
allow pilots to receive real-time
weather updates at the airport.
"This is state-of-the-art
technology." Cox said.
She expects construction to
begin in the next six to eight weeks
on the AWOS.
The county has been awarded a
design-only grant for a series of T-
hangars. which will have spaces to
rent for airplane storage.
Hodges Park at Keaton. Beach
will also see improvements in the
coming months with the help of a
$150.000 Florida Recreation
Development Assistance Program
The project will include a
playground for children ages 2-12,
two upraised pavilions, parking
upgrades, restroom improvements
It wasn't how they planned to end their first day back to school, but students on School
Bus #38 had a few scary moments'when smoke began pouring outfrom under the left
rear tire of the bus. The driver pulled over just nojTth.off the railrdod crossing on U.S.
27 South and radioed for help, sending police, EMS and fire personnel to the scene. The
children were quickly evacuated from the bus'and'parents began arriving within minutes
of responding units to .pick.ip thqi'rchildren. The cause of the -,noke reriains unknown.
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and security lighting. Cox said she assistance with a baseball
hopes construction at the park will diamond, a playground adjacent to
be complete within the next six the ball diamonds, a bike trail
months. around perimeter of site, a picnic
She *as recently notified that the pavilion, parking area.and security
county has received a grant for 55 lighting.
truckloads of sand for the beach at The county will not know until
the park from the Florida June 2006 if it will receive the
Department of Environmental grant, she said.
Protection. This application will be the third:
The Taylor County Sports FRDAP grant the county has either:
Complex was also a recipient of a received or is applying for, and it :
FRDAP grant this fiscal year. The will not be able to apply for:
grant, in the amount.of $200,000, another until one of the projects is,:
will help construct basketball and' completed.
tennis courts, parking, restrooms, a Restoration at Hampton.Springs-
playground and a picnic pavilion, continues with the county:
Cox is currently preparing an receiving grants for construction of
application for a FRDAP grant for new' facilities as well as:
Phase II of the complex. In the Please see page 2 :
application, she is requesting
Of drowning victim
TCSOI dive team j
assists in recover
The Taylor County Dive Team assisted in the search for a possible:
drowning victim in the Suwannee River last Wednesday, joining several
other county and state agencies.
On Wednesday, Aug. 3, Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron called
Taylor County Sheriff L. E. "Bummy" Williams, requesting assistance
from the TCSO dive team at Telford Springs to help search for a four-year'
old boy who had fallen into the Suwannee River and-could not be found.
According to a report by SCSO, the victim, Trayvon Lee EbankSlBurns
was last seen in the area of a rope swing near the springs, and was not able
The brother of the victim told officers he saw Trayvon go into the water
and was attempting to swim as he was going downstream from the swing.
The witness also said he saw Trayvon go underwater.
TCSO Lt. Audie Towles said the call for help came shortly after 9 p.m.
"Sheriff Williams called me at home, after getting a call for help from
Suwannee County," he said. "I called members of the dive team, but sent
Dep. Buddy Lee ahead of us to gather the information we would need for
"When we arrived, acting upon witness statements, we initiated a search
patterif where we thought the victim would possibly be," said Towles,.
"We'searched for two hours. It was very hard work, due to the terrain.
The bottom dropped off to about 25 feet and was full of trees and roots,"
he said. "We had about 18 to 20 inches visibility with our lights."
,- Please see page 2
A-2 The Taco Times August 10, 2005
'No Wake' for Econfina?
Two bird racks near the mouth of the Econfina River
sustained major damaged due to Hurricane Dennis. The
navigational light at the mouth of the river was also knocked
down, according to reports. The pictures above were taken
shortly after the hurricane struck the Gulf coast some 150
miles west of here.
Boaters may soon. find
themselves driving slower along
the Econfina River after the
county commission voted last
week to draft an ordinance
extending the "no wake" zone near
the mouth of the river.
Commissioner Malcolm Page
began the discussion, saying that
he had received a number of calls
about near-miss accidents and bank
"I don't like rules and I don't
like regulations, but sometime
we've got to have them," Econfina
resident Charles Mincey said. "We
have a problem on the Econfina,
and we've had it for a long time."
He cited an accident over the
July 4 weekend, which injured two
and severely damagedtwo boats.
The other problem facing
residents is bank erosion due to
the wake caused by boats, he said.
"We're getting bigger boats,
faster boats;" Minc. said. "The
problem is not going to stop until
we find a way to slow them
Page made a motion to draft an
ordinance extending the no wake
zone and advertise it for a public
hearing. The proposed location for
the extended zone is from the
concrete bridge to roughly three-
quarters of a mile from the mouth
of the river.
Commissioner Jack Brown
seconded the motion.
"If you remember the last time
\we did this, it's a complicated
issue." Brown said. He suggested
County Administrator Buddy
Humphries contact the state to
begin the process.
"I don't think we'll have the
same problems as we had at
Steinhatchee," County Attorney
Conrad Bishop said. That time the
county faced dual-jurisdiction with
Dixie County, he said.
Bishop cited a letter sent to then
Commission Chairman Frank
Russell from the state, which said
the commission has the authority,
to set no wake zones in the
The measure passed
"There's room there for speed,
but there's not room for two boats
meeting at high speed," Jimmy
Sauls, another resident, said.
Mincy also told the commission
that two bird racks near the
Econfina had been damaged by
"One is on its side and the other
one is even worse," Mincy said.
He also told the commission the
navigational light at the mouth of
the river was down.
Grants continue for Hampton Springs
Continued from page 1
preservation, of the existing
The county recently received a
$26,000 grant from the Bureau of
Historic Preservation for Phase IV
of restoration efforts there, which
will fund excavations of the old
tennis courts, dance theater. horse
stalls, farming area and barn.
, In addition, the couniv is
narrowing down the list of
prospective contractors for an
.equestrian trail park with horse
facilities, a man-made lake,
restrooms and camping facilities.
The park is funded by a S350,000t
Cox also said that she had just
been notified that a FDOT grant
has been approved \which will fund
a path connecting Hampton,
Springs to the Taylor Greenwa\s
Phase 1 of the Taylor
Greenways will begin at Heritage
Park in Perry and continue to the
Sports Complex. The Hampton
Springs path will connect at Ash
Street and follow Highway 98 to
Phase 1 construction should
begin within three to four months,
Body found at 2:10 a.m.
Continued from page 1
After the two-hour search, the team decided to call it off until daylight
the next morning.
At approximately 2:10 a.m., the boy's body was found by other
searchers, approximately 100 yards down the river, caught in tree limbs
on the surface of the river.
There were no isible signs of injuries on the body and no foul play is
Members of the TCSO Dive Team who participated in'the search
include Towles, Sgt. Buddy Lee, Dep. Mark Hershberger and Perry Police
Department Sgt. Jamie Cruse.
"This was a terrible thing." said Towles. "The boy was just four years
old. I cannot say enough to parents of children who are near water to keep
an eye on them." he said.
"And not just children--adults drown every day. Water safety is very
important and should always be at the top of your list when you are in or
on the water," he said.
"This little boy could hot swim, and now, he will never get the chance
the learn," Towles added.
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Budget ready for hearings
Taylor County Middle School has a mission for the 2005-06 school year...earning an "A"
grade from the Florida Department of Education. Banners and bulletins posted around the
campus encourage students to do their best. Above, sixth' graders prepared. to juggle textbooks
Man jailed for allegedly
shooting at two minors
A Perry man is being held at the
Taylor County Jail, after law
enforcement officers say he fired a
shotgun, loaded with birdshot, at
two minors who were riding a dirt
bike in front of his Beach Road
home, striking them both with a
combined 16 pellets.
According to a report filed by
Taylor County Sheriff's Office
Deputy' Jay Ricketson, two
youths, ages 5 and 17, were at
Doctors' Memorial Hospital,
recently, who- had been shot,
possibly by a BB gun
Ricketson said he saw several
puncture wounds in both victims'
legs. When asked what had
happened, one of the youths told
Ricketson that they "were riding
a dirt bike along the Beach Road
in the ditch, near an oak tree in
front of Dulin's house.
"I heard what I thought was a
backfire from my bike, but I
'--looked down and. saw my leg was
bleeding and my friend's leg was .
also bleeding. I knew that'we had
been shot," said 'one of the
.Whenofficers arrived at Dulin's
Some, he told them he had no idea -
what the\ were talking about.,
: H "He did, ho'we\er, say that he
had shot a dog a couple of days
before which had relieved itself in
his yard," said Ricketson.
"I then asked Dulin if he had
any weapons in his home, and he
said he had a 20-gauge shotgun by
the front door. which was located
and secured," added Ricketson..
"The gun had a live round in the
"I then asked Dulin if he still.
had the empty hulls from shooting
the dog and he sid the\ '.'.1re still
on the front porch. Due to my
training and c\pericnce with
., Please see page 8
Dress code to change?
Changes in the dress code for
Taylor County students in grades
6 through 12 were discussed
during a recent Taylor County
School Board meeting.
"It has been proposed to this
board b\ the administrators from
Taylor County Middle School and
S a0lor County High School." said
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
-code saying they had to tuck their
shirts in was put in place- because'
of safety issues."
. "Sometimes you have to modify
the rules," Board Member Mark
"We have more pressing safety
issues than shirts." agreed Kenneth
Lundy then told the board he
would "like to, do a conscientious
survey of parents of students from
every school site regarding
A vote passed unanimously to
advertise for a possible change in
the dress code, regardlng shirts
Howard Jr.." that we consider a
change in the dress code policy forre receive
those schools which h will involvere
the tucking in of shirts. *
"There are (%o reasons that I.
feel that ewe should consider his." public assstance unds
he said. "One is that for kids with f
weight problems, it has been an FEMA appellations.
Sembarrassment for- them because. Continued from page 1 Written materials about various
Most of them feel more. assistance programs will also be
comfortable with their shirts out federal agencies will be o" hand o available.
and not snug against them when
they are tucked-in.
"Two--it's very hard to enforce,"
"This time last year, or
some\ here there about," aid
Board Member Danny Lundy, "the
pro\ ide program, ana ser% ice
A U.S.. Small Business
SAdmin st raion representative will
also. be on hand to assist
indi iduals and business oIwners
with low-interest disaster loan
STaylor is also one of 19
counties in which local
,government boards are eligible for
'public assistance funds for
emergencyi services and debris
removal ard to help restore or,
rebuild essential public facilities.
The county commission held its
final budget workshop Tuesday,
Aug. 2, and after overcoming a
last minute hiccup in the plans,
the budget is ready for public
hearings next month.
At previous meetings, the
commission had removed second-
home exemptions from garbage
fees to help offset a deficit in the
MSTU fund. The exemptions
must be paid for from the fund.
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
Visit Florida, on behalf of the
Florida Commission on Tourism,
has awarded an advertising'
.matching grant to the Perry/Taylor
County, Chamber of Commerce
and tourism development.office for
.on sales tax
*The .Taylor Count' 'Small
Business Outreach Center is
hosting a sales tax workshop
Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m.
.Richard Gould, compliance
enforcement tax specialist with the
Department of Revenue, will
facilitate the meeting.
The workshop'will be held at
the Perr\ Ta\ lor Count' Chamber
Sof Commerce; there is no cost-to
attend, compliments of the
For more information, contact,
the chamber at 584-5366.
citizens in the unincorporated area
of the county.
At the onset of the meeting, the
commission was told by County
Finance Director Tammy Taylor
that the exemptions are part of an
ordinance and cannot be removed
without amending the ordinance,
which would require a public
This left the commission with a
$66,832 deficit in the MSTU
The commission decided to use
the MSTU capital outlay reserve,
currently at $225,000, to
balance the fund. The money in
the reserve had been designated at
the 2005-06 fiscal year, which
The commission is
a private/public partnership
responsible for marketing Florida
as a visitor destination, Chamber
Executive Director Dawn Taylor
The announcement of the
$2,500 grant, came during the
commission's meeting in St.
Augustine last month.
""The purpose of the these grants
is to help local governments and
non-profit entities do more
effective tourism marketing. We
are pleased that Visit Florida and
the Florida Commission on
Tourism selected us from among a
large number of grant applicants,"
"These funds will be used for
the printing of a fly fishing
brochure and will help us better
position Taylor County as a
desirable destination to do so."
previous meetings for a fire tanker
truck for Steinhatchee and the
County Fire Cheif Steve Miller
said the tanker could be purchased
on a lease-to-own plan. Once an
order is placed, it takes
approximately eight months for
the tanker to arrive.
Once the MSTU fund was re-
balanced, the millage rates were
set at previous levels, the general
fund millage at 8.076 and MSTU
The next step for the budget is
two public hearings scheduled for.
Sept. 12 and 19.
Continued from page 1
Perez is described as being 5' 7""
tall, weighing 135 lbs. He has
black hair and brown eyes and is
of Hispanic decent.
If you know of Perez's
whereabouts, please contact PPD
at 584-5121. All calls may remain
When .found, Perez will be
facing charges which may include
grand theft auto, DW'LS (habitual
traffic offender), escape, fleeing
and attempting to elude, reckless
driving and leaving the scene of a
crash with property damage.
Recent statistics from the Tallahassee Multiple Listing Services
placed Coldwell Banker Kelly & Kelly Properties 21st out of 243
offices for production from January through June 2005.
Coldwell Banker Kelly & Kelly Properties sold over $15 million
S of real estate during that period with 118 units sold.
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A-4 The Taco Times August 10, 2005
Three weddings planned
this Saturday, Aug. 13th
Ezra Kim Schiller and Charles Dewitt Sessions remind friends and
relatives of their wedding on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. in Pleasant
Grove Baptist-Church. A reception will follow the ceremony, in the
Joni Hill and Cody McNeese will be married on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 3
p.m. in Westside Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Perry
Woman's Club. All friends and relatives of the couple are invited to
Mandy Wilkes and Adam Collins remind friends and relatives of their'
Aug. 13 wedding in the Cracker Homestead at 6 p.m. A reception will
follow at the Catholic Parish Hall. (In case of rain! the wedding will be
moved to the First United Methodist Church.)
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For club projects
The Perry Woman's Club is
accepting donations for its
upcoming yard sale through
Friday, Aug. 19.
The sale is planned for Saturday,
If you require pick-up of your
items, please contact Debi
Limoges at 584-8318.
A drop-off site is also
established at Capital City Bank.
Please contact Nancy Joyal at 584-
2057 for additional information.
Cristian Caleb Campbell
Jason Campbell and Kristin Aman of Perry announce the birth of their
son, Cristian !Caleb, on July 4, 2005, at 6:17 p.m. in Tallahassee
Women's Pavilion. The new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was
19.7 inches long.
Maternal grandparents'are Jerry and Geraldine Aman. Maternal great
grandparents are Wilbur and Barbara Aman.
Paternal grandparents are John and Ann Crum.
The baby joins two half-sisters, Chelsie Campbell and Kaitlynn Mock.
Tina Marie Livingston, Daniel Lee Read
vows planned for Oct. 15
Gary and Ginger Livingston of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Tina Marie, to Daniel LeeRead, the son of Philip and Joyce
Read of Perry.
The bride-to-be is employed with Johnson's Bakery. She is the
granddaughter of Jimmy and Lindle Livingston of Perry, Johnny and
Lilly Carter of Perry, and Gerald and Marleen Coker of Pensacola. The '
prospective groom is employed at Buckeye. His grandparents include
Clyde and Jean Pittman, and Jim and Sue Read, all of Perry.
Their wedding will be an event of Oct. 15, 2005, at 3 p.m. in New
Home Baptist Church. Formal invitations will be issued.
Exhibit showcases Parade magazine
An upcoming exhibit at LeMloyne Art Institute' ill shot casc'the pages
of Parade magazine through the decades,. while celebrating the
Tallahassee Democrat's 100th anniversary. The exhibit, which
opens :Friday, will be accompanied by a photography display by
Democrat staffers. LeMoyne is located .at 125 N. Gadsden St. in
Tallahassee; admission is a $1 donation.
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Todd and Katie (Holton) Dyer announce the birth of their daughter, Ella
Katherine, on July 28, 2005, in RAF Lakenheath, England. She weighed
7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Grandparents include David and Diane Holton of Perry, and Les and
Connie Dyer of Peachtree City, Ga.
'Ella Katherine was welcomed home by her sister, Camdyn.
Alana Matalan Hall
Alan and Tracy Hall of Perry announce the birth of their daughter,
Alana Mafalan, on July 8, 2005, at 11:06 p.m. in Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 and one-fourth
Maternal grandparents are Howard and Angela Grambling. The baby's
paternal grandmother is Barbara Whiddon.
She was welcomed home by a brother, Andrew.
Maci Jade Padgett
Tanya and Michael Padgett'announce the birth of their daughter, Maci
Jade, on July 27, 2005, at 4:14 p.m. She was born in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces. Maci Jade was 19
and three-fourths inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Cecelia and Tony Strevel. Maternal great
grandmother is Louise Shiver.
The baby's paternal grandparents are Peggy Padgett, Billyjo and
Raymond Padgett. Her paternal great grandmother is Ella Gray.
Maci Jade was welcomed by Mikey, Nicholas and Justin.
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The Yellow Pine Dtummers,
local chapter for the National Wild
Turkey Federation will be holding
its 3rd annual Jakes Day youth
,event Saturday, Aug. 13, in the
Forest Capital Armory from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Last year's event had over 100
,-youngsters in attendance.
Everyone went home with a prize
or two and there, were trophies
awarded for several contests.
With this year's events,
organizers are making plans for
another fun-filled day of
interesting seminars and 'contests.
There will be plenty to eat and
lots todo, so if you are a youth
18 years old or younger (parents
are welcome too) please plan on
attending this year's NWTF Jakes
Day event. All of the above
activities and events are included
with your $5 admission fee along
with a year's youth membership in
Currently there are raffle tickets
being sold by committee
members. A $2 ticket will be for a
3 inch mossberg turkey shotgun
drawing and $10 ticket drawing
will be held for a new Mathews
compound bow.'Only 100 bow
tickets to be sold. For additional'
info and raffle ticket purchases
contact any committee member or
call Becky Strickland at 584-5293
or Lindsey Shaw at 584-4927.
PSA's fall soccer sign-up
now underway 'til Aug. 15
The Perry Soccer Association
has begun its fall registration..The
sign-up ,period will continue
through Aug. 15.
Registration forms may be
picked up at Thomas Chevrolet.
Youngsters ages 4 through 15
are eligible to play. The cost is
$35 per player:.
-Participants will ,play in six
leagues according to ages. Those
leagues will be under-6, uqder-8,
under-10, under-12, under-14 and
under-16. Coaches are needed in
all age groups.
F6r more information, contact
Kay Parker at 5'5--6-13S or Carol
Wentworth at 584-5382.
Coaches' meeting Aug. 9th
A coaches' meeting' for the
upcoming city recreation flag and
tackle football leagues-will be
held Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. in the rec.
All coaches are required to
,For more information, contact
the recreation department at 584-
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Boat explosion injures man
A Jackson\ ille man preparing to
participate in the Ancient Cit\
Kingfish Tournament in St.
Augustine was injured after a boat
explosion early today.
S According to Florida Fish'and
Commission Officer Joel Grant,
the explosion 'was powerful
enough to injure David J.
Sutherland. 50. of 14517 PablhI
TTerrace. Sutherland was
Lifeflighted to Shands Hospital in
Jacksonville with non'-life
threatening injuries. .'Two
passengers on the boat i ere not
S injured :in the incident. A fourth'
passenger was parking the boat
.trailer when the incident occurred
and was also not injured.
The explosion happened w while.
Sutherland was preparing his 23-
foot, twin outboard 2004 KeriCraft
Challenger off-shore fishing boat
: registration for the' upcoming
city recreation flag football league
will be held Aug. 22-25 from5:30
p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The league is for youngsters,
ages 7-9 as of Dec. 31, 2005. The
Registration fee is $35 per player.
". Registration will take place in
the portable building on the
visitors' side of Dorseit Stadium.'
For more information, contact-the
rec department at 58,4-3006..
S Each .participant .must bh
accompanied b\ a parent guardian
Sand a birth certificate is required.
to register soon
Cheerleader registration for the'
upcoming city recreation flag and
tackle football leagues will be
"held Aug..22-25 from 5:30 pm.
Cheerleading is for youngsters.
-ages 7-9 and 10-12 as of Dec. 31,.
:2005. The registration fee is $35
Registration \ ill take place in
7the portable building, onthe
:visitors' side of Dorseti Stadium.
For more information, contact the,
rec department at 584-3006.
Each participant must be,
Accompanied by a parent/guardian
Sand a birth certificate is required.
for a day of tournament fishing.
He. and his three fishing
companions launched the boat
'about 5:30 a.m., at the Vilano:
boat ramp in St. Augustine, and
tikd it off to tlie floating dock
while the\ readied their equipment.
Suttheiland opened a hatch in the
bilge .area when apparently an,
electrical short ignited gas vapors
that had accumulated in the closed
compartment. The 'apors were
likely from fuel that had gathered
in the compartment -from'a pre-
existing fuel leak. The explosion
' quickly \ extinguished itself and did'
not cause the boat to catch fire.
However, in addition to injuring
'Sutherland, it blew out one hatch
and three, built-in fishing rod
holders, and separated the boat'.
hull and cap. The hull is the
boat's outer structure and the cap
is the layer inside the hull.
Boating safety tip:, Rouinely
*check fuel systems, including.
lines and connections for leaks,
andd open hatches, to .look for
accumulated fuel or smell for fuel,
Seven on outboard motor boats.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is
irivestititing the incident. For
more infoiniation on boating
safety, log onto MyFWC.com'and
.click on "Boating."
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Athena Baptist observes 108th Homecoming
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Former pastor tospeak Sunday
On Sunday, Aug. 14, Athena Baptist Church will celebrate its 108th
Homecoming A special day is planned with singing from the Harmony
Boys of Camilla, Ga, and a message from the Rev. Ray DeBusk (former
A Homecoming meal ill be served after the services. Singing starts at
10:30 a.m. "Everyone is inm ited to come and worship with us," said Pastor
'". Da% id McMullen. For more information, please contact him at 584-3154.
Presbyterians kick off Sunday School
First Presbyterian Churcli \vill kick off its ness Sunday School year this
Card of Thanks
oppelff Earl. Vann and the Fellowship
Primitive Baptist Church for
The family of Olif Poppell conducting such a lovely service as
would like to thank each and well as your love and support.
everyone for the kind expressions To the entire staff of Joe P. Bums
of sympathy extended to us during and to our local las enforcement,
the loss of our beloved auntour caring and
Thank ou to Marshall Health
Care and Big Bend Hospice for diced service
your devoted care of her. May God bless you all,
A special thank you to Elders H.C. and Ava Jean Dorman
Tommie Stanaland, Bert Holden. Dusty and JinA Cheatham
Wyly C. Thornton
Wyly C. Thornton, 80, died July
31, 2005, at Doctors' Memorial
Mr. Thornton was the son of the
late Louie Thornorn and Martha
Jane (Cason). A native of
Patterson, Ga., he had lied in
Perry for the past 10 years having
moved here from Tifton, Ga. He
was a member of St. James
Episcopal Church and Veterans of
Foreign Wars, as well as a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Geneva (Vann) Thornton.
Survivors include: one son, Vann
Thornton of Tifton: one daughter,
Paula Campa of Biloxi. Miss.: one
sister. Maelily Herrin of Patterson,
Ga.; six grandchildren; and two
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You are invited to our
Church & Pastor's
Sunday, August 14 10:45 a.m.
Lunch will be served ,
Following the morning worship
Perry Church of God
.1106. S. Center Street Robert Kirkland, pastor
Prepare for an Exciting Career
Sunday, Aug. 14, with Rally Day at 9:45 a.m. Teachers will introduce
classes, for the coming year, with a breakfast of pastries and'casseroles
promised. Worship will follow at 11 a.m., led by the Rev. Larry D. Neal.
A nursery will be provided (for both Sunday School and church), and a
cordial invitation is extended. The church is located at 310 Plantation
Road. For more information, please call 584-3826.
Church participates in'World Mission Drive
The Church of God at 900 W. Ash St. is currently taking donations for a
Little Bethel Church to hold
day of 'praise and worship
By: B.D. WILLIAMS
The City Wide Mission will be
held Sunday, Aug. 14, beginning at
2:30 p.m. at Sweet Home
Missionary Baptist Church. A city-
wide invitation is extended.
Mr. Amos Bellamy is back home
from the hospital feeling better.
The Little Bethel Church family
invites you to attend a day of
praise, worship and celebration on
Aug. 14 (second Sunday). Please
come help us celebrate the
blessings of the Lord. Lunch and
dinner will be served.
The church will celebrate its
anniversary at 11 a.m. led by New
Jerusalem Primitive Baptist
Church, Elder Gregory Houston,
An appreciation service for
Pastor Altrus Campbell will be
held at 4 p.m. with Christian
Tabernacle, Elder Chester Demps,
Mrs. Katie Monroe. after having
undergone surgery in Tallahassee
hospital, is back home doing
nicely. Family and friends are
happy to have her back home.
Mrs. Ruby Mae Franklin has
been discharged from Doctors'
Memorial Hospital and is now in
the Perry nursing home, but feeling
Mrs. Ella Mae Moldin has
returned to her house in
Connecticut after spending some
time here %with her aunt. Ella Mae
Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cumming
were the weekend house guests of
their aunt, Mrs. Ella Mae Jones.
A thought for today: Dear Lord,
please untie the "notsr' that are
invading my mind, my heart and
my life. Please remove the have
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World Mission Drive. "We will be taking all donated items to Tennessee
the last.week in August to be distributed to needy families all over the
world," said Brenda Raulerson who is coordinating details for the local i
What do they need? Clothes (especially-men's suits and men's dress
shoes, all sizes), bathroom items (shampoo, toothpaste), school supplies,
Bibles (new and old), and musical instruments (tambourines requested).
"They will appreciate any and all donations," :said Raulerson.
You can contact her at 843-1287 to arrange pick-up or delivery. Church::
members will be available for this project Monday through Thursday from
9 a.m. until 3 p.m.' "Remember, all donations are tax deductible," said:
New merchandise at weekend yard sale
Two more \ard sales are scheduled at 804 N. Jefferson St.--rain or shine
--in the house located at the corer of Jefferson and Julia. For the next two :
weekends, sales will be held Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. until, with -
proceeds benefitting-the Outreach Center for Immaculate Conception';
New\ items include name-brand golf shirts, t-shirts, caps and children's
clothes. "All money raised just helps us help other people in need," said ::
a spokesman for the church This new merchandise has been donated forf.-I
the church's outreach efforts. Your patronage is encouraged.
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SThe regular session meeting time of
City Council meetings
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T:he Council meets in session the
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For volunteer support
Hospice seeks materials
Covenant Hospice is seeking material to make
aprons that would be useful for Alzheimer patients in
area nursing homes.
Donations of solid color, light-weight canvas cloth
or pre-made solid color aprons of the same materials
would- be greatly appreciated. Scraps of brightly
colored, patterned fabric, eight-inch zippers, Velcro,
large buttons and wooden shapes in three-inch sizes to
attach to the aprons are also needed.
"The aprons are comforting to Alzheimer's patients
when they feel restless. The repetitive motion of
moving zippers, Velcro and buttons has a soothing
effect. Once the material is collected, a sewing party
will be held for interested volunteers who would like
to help make the aprons," said Sandi Huster,
Covenant Hospice director of volunteer programs.
For more information, please call 584-9886.
AMVETS Post 20 recently donated a collection of power tools to Taylor Technical Institute.
Accepting on behalf of the school were Glen Williamson and Izell Montgomery. Shown above are
(from .l to r) Adjutant Jack Raulerson, Williamson, Commander Robert "Mo" Morrison and
Suspect denies shooting
SContinued from page 3
firearms, it appeared that the gun
had just recently been fired
"I asked Dulin when hehlad shot
at the dog and he said a couple of
weeks ago. While talking to
Dulin, I noticed a strong odor of
alcohol on his breath. I asked him
if he had been drinking and he said
he. had had a couple of shots of
liquor," said Ricketson.
TCSO Sgt. Charles Campbell
who was also on the scene, told
Ricketson' that he had located the
empty shells from the gun, and
"had also located where the bark
on an, oak tree had been shot
recently," said Ricketson.
"Campbell also said he had
located the dirt bike which the
youths had been riding, and that
more pellets were imbedded'in the
fenders and cover plates," he added.
"Due to evidence located at the
scene and the victims' statements,
it was determined that the only
location the shot could have come
From was.Dulin's house," *said
"Dulin told us he was the only
person at his home, all day long.
SDulin was arrested and charged
with aggravated battery with a
firearm and discharging a firearm
while intoxicated and taken to the
Taylor County Jail with no bond."
(Continued from page'7)
Memorial services will be held
Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. James
Episcopal Church with the Rev.
Linda Lowry officiating. Interment.
will follow at a later date at
Donations may be made in
"Memory of Wyly" to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is
in charge of/the arrangements.
Ross Stalans Stewart
Ross Stalans Stewart, 30, a-
mechanic with Stalans
Automotive, died Aug. 4, 2005,
Mr. Stewart was a native and
lifelong resident of Taylor
County. He was a member of San
Pedro Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife,
Kaycee Stewart; mother and father,
Brenda and David Stalans of Perry;
father and mother, Jimmy and
Seventh Day Adventist Church
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Christine Stewart of Perry; one
son, Michael, Ross Stalans
Stewart of Perry; one daughter,
Alex Stalans Stewart of Perry:-
siblings, Tonia Wright, ChriAs
Stalans and Jeremy Stalans, all of
Perry, Joey Stalans of Havana and
Dawn Singletary of Hampton,.
Va.; his grandfather, Joe Rainey of
Perry; and a host of nieces and
Funeral services were held
Sunday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. at San
Pedro Baptist Church with
interment following at San Pedro
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Saturday from 6 until 8
p.m. at the church.
Beggs Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
Brenda Joyce Belle
Brenda Joyce Belle, 49, died
Aug. 7, 2005, in Perry.
Mrs. Belle was a native of
Tampa, having lived most of her
life in Perry. She was a
homemaker and a member of
Northside Church of God in Perry.
She was the daughter of Sarah
Culverson of Perry and the late
Survivors include: her husband
of 26 years, Earl Belle of Perry;
three sons, Ashley Belle and
Dristin Belle, both of Perry, and
Aaron Belle of Pahokee; four
sisters, Toni Glover of Houston,
Texas, Carol English and Sandy
Murphy, both of Perry, and Leah
Taylor of Tampa; three
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home with
interment following at Pisgah
Family members will receive
friends today, Aug. 10, from 5
until 9 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home, which is in charge of the
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B-1i The Taco Times August 10, 2005
By KAREN PARKER The dog
FWC public relations mouth, run
As the truck pulled into the field.
.open field, the yellow Labrador in ''That d(
the vehicle kennel began panting. Bailey said
"Hear how excited he's getting,". Did you se
asked Florida Fish and Wildlife track even
S Conservation Commission (FWC) search? He'
Law Enforcement Officer Leonard Bailey s
"Cricket" Bailey, from Taylor the third do
County. "This dog knows he's worked ii
going to 'work.' He loves his program. 1
In the tall grass, bobwhite song and Freshy
serving as background music, and now i
Bailey paced out a "track" for the years. He's
S dog to follow with a chew toy program f(
marking the end. and has ha
He returned to the truck to was six we
release "Buddy," who is three, and training the
has been part of the FWC's K-9 14 months
program for two years. "We wer
Buddy wiggled impatiently as K-9 acader
Bailey fastenedthe dog's working -graduated f
harness. x working
"Hang on. I want to go too," explained.
Bailey said io the dog as the "My oth(
officer snapped the 30-foot lead to and Reba,
the harness. program al
Bailey commanded Buddy to before I re
search. The dog took off like a great track
shot with Bailey in tow and headed with Buddy
directly for the chew toy. To .prov
Grabbing the toy, Buddy ran back recently c
to Bailey and placed it at the certification
officer's feet. Gorda.
"Good boy ... good boy," "Our dog
Bailey praised. "Go.ahead..Have once a y
fun." detection. 1
took off, chew toy in
ning circles around the
og is a tracking fool,"
. "He can find anything.
e how he alerted on the
before I asked him to
's a good dog."
should know. Buddy is
g Bailey has trained and
n the agency's K-9
Bailey has been a law
nt officer with' the Game
vater Fish Commission
FWC for the past 19
Been a part of the K-9
or more than 16 years
d Buddy since the dog
weeks old. Bailey began
e dog when Buddy was
e part of the first FWC
ny two years ago. We
rom that and have been
ever since," Bailey
er two dogs, Wise Guy
both worked in the K-9
bout seven years each
tired them. Both were
:rs. I've got another one
," Bailey said.:
e that point, Buddy
completed a five-day
on program in Punta
gs have to be certified
ear in tracking and
The U.S. Police Canine,
Who's your mascot?
Local businesses are encouraged to enter their mascots in the
upcoming 50th annual Florida Forest Festival King Tree Parade.
Community groups, schools ard other organizations are also
encouraged to plan to participate in the parade. For more information.
contact the festival office ai 584-TREE (8733).
SMILE--photo contest underway
Time to start snapping--a Sept. 30 deadline has been announced for
the 50th annual Florida Forest Festival'g Baby Photo Contest.
All ent ,ifs must be enlarged to 8 x 10 photos, matted (not framed)
and must hae bedn taken.after April 1;.2005.
Only one (amateur) photo per child may be entered. Entries will be
judged in four areas: uniqueness of photo; capturing the moment;
personality:and photogenic qualities..
Winners w ill be announced at the Florida Forest Festival Little
King and Queen Pageant Saturday. Oct.,8.
Entries should be turned in to Photos & Frames, 102 East Main
Street. For more information, call Ann or Feebee at 584-6979.
Jr. Miss? Little King?
The Florida Forest Festival turns the big "5-0" this year...and plans
a celebration to be remembered!
Efforts are currently underway to contact all former Miss Florida
Forest Festival queens and Jr. Miss title holders, as well as all former
Little Kings and Little Queens.
If you are a member of the "festival royalty" family, please contact
the festival office at 5S4-TREE (8733).
The 50th annual Florida Forest Festival.will be held Oct. 21 and 22.
Association sets course standards
for police dog certification,"
Former U.S. Secret Service
trainer Raymond Rhienhart led the
teams through the June 20-24
certification course in tracking and
According to Bailey, the
detection course consisted of five
vehicles set up with two deer hides
hidden in two of the vehicles and
three rooms with two hides hidden
in two of the rooms. The
requirement was to find at least
three of the four hides.
For the tracking portion of the
certification, three tracks were laid
out with an article hidden on each
track and an article to be found by
the dogs at the end of the track.
The tracks are "aged" for 30
minutes before the dogs begin
"Buddy located all the articles on
the tracking course. I think he got
a perfect score," Bailey said. "This
was the Police Dog 1 course and
we were certified: However, since
we scored at least 165 on this
course, we were able to go to the
next level, the, Tracking
Exceptional course which is set
aside for the more experienced
teams .. the advanced trackers,"
"We had five FWC K-9 teams
complete the Tracking Exceptional
course," Bailey said. "This is the
first time since 1993 where an
FWC dog has completed the
Tracking Exceptional course. The
last time was when I worked Wise
Guy through it. Now we have five
teams who have completed it.
That's quite an(accomplishment."
The four othdr teams that proved
exceptional in the course were Jeff
Gier and K-9 Bubba, Avery Tubbs
and K-9 Jack, Tim Miller and K-9
Jake, and Wayne Hargabus and K-
"Buddy is certified in tracking
and the detection of deer and turkey
meat. He's also trained in area
searches, and search and'rescue
missions," Bailey explained.
The FWC K-9s do not receive:
"When we're called out, we
don't know what we'll be doing.
It's different every time. It all
depends on the case," he said.,
According to Lt. Bruce Cooper,
'Bailey's supervisor, "From a
patrol supervisor's standpoint, it's,
an enormous asset to hate such an
exceptional K-9 team working for
you. On numerous occasions, we
hate had people give up rather
than attempt to flee. knowing we
had Officer Bailey and Buddy
available to conduct a search."
Bailey said. "-.About six months
ago. a gas station in Perry was
robbed. We were called out to see
if \e could track the subject.
Buddy tracked him all the way
down the shoulder of Highwa\ 19
into a neighborhood. That dog
\went through about 80 people
w ho' ere watching the events
unfold during this search. I was
amazed. I didn't know how he'd
react to that many people milling
around. I was afraid the track
would be contaminated.
"But he stayed focused, kept on
the track and eventually\ found the
clothes and the weapon the suspect
had used in the robbery. The
suspect's jacket. mask. pants and
weapon had been discarded in the
bushes. The authorities were able
to pull DNA off the mask and
identified the suspect who was
later arrested. I was tery proud of
K-9 Officer Leonard "Cricket" Bailey and Canine Officer "Buddy" are on the hunt.
him for helping put that case
together," he said.
Bailey explained that the most
important thing for a K-9 handler
is to trust the dog.
."We were working one case
where someone was involved in a
car chase with law enforcement.
The suspect left.the car and we
were able to track him into the
woods. Buddy kept going back to
this particular house, but the
occupant insisted that the suspect
had run through the yard and she
didn't know who he was or where
he was located. But Buddy kept
alerting on that house. We found.
out later that the suspect had been
in the house and was known to the
resident. Buddy knew it," Bailey
said. "That suspect was later
Buddy isn't perfect, however,
and Bailey is quick to tell stories
"On one of his first tracking
jobs, we had been called out to
search for a suspect who had run
into a wooded area. Buddy was.
working hard, doing: exactly what
he was supposed to do. I watched
him work the area and head into a
bunch of palmettos." Bailey said.
"I could hear him roaming
around in the underbrush when
suddenly I heard him give a loud
'velp.' My first thought was he
had a run-in with a snake. He
came charging out of the brush.
running toward me for all he was
\orth. When he got closer. I
discovered what the problem wjs.
He had come up on a skunk and
gotten sprayed." he laughed.
"What was worse \was I had a two-
hour ride back to Perry with him
in the truck. That dog stunk!"
With the chew toy still in his
mouth. Buddy jumped back into
his truck kennel for a well-
deserved drink of water.
"To get a drink. you're going to
have to drop that thing." Bailec
told the dog. "I'm not going to
take it away from you "
With that reassurance, Buddy
dropped the chew to\ and began
lapping the water, keeping a close
eye on his toy.
Bailey patted the dog's head and
told him. "You're a good dog."
With tongue hanging out, Buddy returns to his mobile kennel.
'.-' 'The Way: Christ centered'recovery group,
If ibeets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at Serenity
'House on Hwy, 98 W, across from BP'
.Station Open to alcoholics, addicts, family
:_utetnbers and friends.
SAARP: last Wed., 10 a.m, at First Baptist
a Ie ..Airport Advisory Commission: 4th
n r l6nday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport
American Legion Post #96: 1st Tues,
7.,p.m., American Legion Hall, CenTer Street.
'( BJg Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
S. tt0ioa4 20, ladies aullary and th Tues, noon. 107 East Green Street
S VET 3S. 3d Tueday. of each Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
i~at28499.Wood~ Creek Road. 8 a n., chamber board room.
.11 Legin,` Stelrlhatchee Post. City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues at 6:30
s..8pm. p npm.
ljciAnonymob:,meetings, are ~v 'ivil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th Mon.,
6days, Fridays and Saturdays 7 p m -main hanger at airport
S'm.,at' Heritage. House orn County Commission: first Mon and third
SStreet, .cross from public .Tues at 6 p ., courthouse annex.
r ryan anothdr.AA gro who meets Diabetes classes every Tuesday. 2 p.m.
tvMi ays.. Wednesdays and Thursdays. at pocors' Memorial Hospital
rnity; House; located at f260. Hwy. 98 FAMU Alumni. Chapter: -second Mon,
-WeM~ .Cgss fromi the BP station at 8 p m. m., Jerkins Center.
ALAN St James Eplscal Church :' Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
).Wednesdays 12 no&:to 1 p m anc third Mondaynights, 7.30 p.m
rsdays:is t 8:30 lor beginners Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs,
eI.i mi p.m. 1 i Scout Hut,.'
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon., 9
a.m, Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home' Educators League of Perry;
(HELP): second Thurs.. 1 30 p m., Forest
Capital Hall. 584-8553 or 584-9207.
Humane Society of Taylor County: 2nd
Wednesday, 6 p.m. Forest Capital Hall
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs, 9
a.m', at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 S
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: each 2nd Tuesday of month,
7 p.m at the Keaton Beach' Hot Dog Stand.
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's MainStreet Cale:
La Leche League International: 2nd
Wed., 1030 a.m., Taylor County Public
Lady Elks: second.Thurs., 8 p.m, Elks
MainStreet Perry: First Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor' County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
Mothers of. Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fri. Gall 584r3826.
Muskogee Creek. Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat., 7 p m. Tribal grounds. Lyman
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak Hill
Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st Sat.
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
8 p m.. at 1260 W. Hwy 98, at Serenity
House (dirt road across from BP Station)
These are open meetings to those interested
in addiction. Call 223-0036. Also, Saturdays.
10:30 a m --open meeting.
NAACP: 2nd Sun, 6 p.m New Brooklyn
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers):.holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
Optimist Club: Thurs, noon at Joyce's
Perry Garden Club: third Wed., 10am
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st, 3rd Wed.. 7 p.m,
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 pm
(clubhouse on Courtney Road)
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 -p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office)
Republican Party of Taylor County:
Second Thursday of every month at 315 N
Quincy Street E-mail Tommie Stanaland at
tstanaland@yahoo cor dr call 584-8815.
Rotary Club: Tues. noon at Joyce's Main
Taylor County School Board: 1st and
3rd Tuss, 7 p.m.
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat., 10 a m
Social Security: representatives 2nd
Tues, 830 am to 12 noon, courthouse
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Tuesday at VFW Post on Center Street
7 p.m. For information, call 584-5346
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs 10
a.m, 502 N Center Street. 223-0393
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: 3rd
Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 pm
Taylor County Democratic Party: the
third Monday, 7 p m at the Golden Corral
Call 584-9656 or 584-3617
Taylor Development Council: 2nd Wed
4 p.m.. at Chamber
Taylor County Development Authority:
2nd Mon., 5 p m. at Chamber.
Taylor County Amateur RadioClub: 1st
Monday, 7 p.m, Division of Forestry office,
618 Plantation Road
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting. 2nd Tues., 5 30 p m,
Room 208, Capital City Bank
Taylor County Historical Society: 3rd
Mon, 7 p m Historical Society building.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: 2nd Sat, 10 am Arena
located on Bishop Blvd
Taylor County Construction License.
Board Meeting: 3rd Fr 2 p m. courthouse
Taylor County Leadership Council: 2nd
and 4th Friday. 7 p.m. Jerkins.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 am to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
2nd Thurs 7 p m, Forest Capital Hall
Taylor County Soil & Water Board: 4th
Mon 7 pm, Chaparral Steakhouse
Vogue XIII: first Mon. 730 p.m. (Call
VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues, 7 pm
(American Legion building).
if you would like to add your community
groups meeting lo our calendar, please
e-mail perrynews@perry gulfnet.com or call
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B-2 Taco Times August 10, 2005
SLooking to the future: where
will power lines be located?
-Dear Editor: electricity. These hundreds of. Taylor County as its purpose was .
SMany have heard or read about a
proposed coal-fired electric power
plant to be located, in Taylor
County. Our political and
community leaders have stepped
forward to join forces with
editorial writers as well as out-of-
county officials to support
construction of :this electrical
facility in Taylor County. .
The citizens of Taylor County
hear no objections from citizens of
adjoining counties. There are no
objections. from the resource-
consuming counties, .in. the
southern parts of the state where
virtually unabated development is:
gulping huge amounts of land,
water and electricity.
Move the clock forward 10
years. Pretend that the plant was
approved and constructed. Fifteen-
hundred workers were employed to
_build the plant and 150 workers are
now employed to operate the plant.
It is all fired off generating
hundreds of thousands of volts of
thousands of volts of electricity are
off and away to other parts of the
state, in particular to the counties'
of the south.'
Taylor County's problem has
only now surfaced. Reality strikes.
Wait! How, and where, are all
those mega-volts of electricity
traveling from the new power plant
out of Taylor County? Where are
the power distribution lines and
their huge support structures
Some years ago Florida Power
proposed to bring power from the
north, such as Georgia, by
constructing high voltage power
lines down 19/27 to bracket around-
Perry and on south.. The power
lines were, to be constructed on
gantries seven to 10 stories high. It
was not hard to imagine the ugly
effect such a project would have on
the 19/27 corridor to the north of
the county as well as the land
corruption through the county.
There was to be no benefit to
to send power to the southern part
of the state. I wrote an article to the
Taco Times. My wife and I
traveled to Monticello to strongly
protest. The project never went
In our step forward in time
where are those power lines from
the power plant located? Do they
run down property west of 19/27?
How about just east of Keaton and
Steinhatchee? Maybe across the
northern part of.the county and out
14? Perhaps 98 or 19/27 through
Salem? Around the east or the west
Did they use existing rights-of-
way or did they take property that
became lost' to families and to
Taylor County. for future
development? What now is their
effect? Are they encouraging
,people to move to Taylor County?
Well, there you have it. A look
into the future. Do you approve
what you see?
My understanding is that the
power plant will create at least 150
good permanent jobs. If that is so, I
believe the citizens of our county
desperately need access to these
These jobs would provide the
opportunity for some of our
children and grandchildren to he
trained here in Perry and go to
work here also. Taylor Tech has
proven in the past that we can
provide relevant training for the
power generation industry by
partnering with the City of
Tallahassee Power Generation and
Progress Energy. From an
industrial educator's point of view,
there have been too many times
that young talented individuals
from our community have had to
relocate to find quality
The power plant would give our :
community the opportunity to.
increase Taylor County's average
income immediately and provide
150 very challenging careers as
I know we will learn all about
emissions as the plant is being
permitted, but we will also have
the opportunity to provide support
or concerns as the process is
I want the power people to select
Taylor County so the permitting
process will happen here, not in
some other county. ,
Industrial. Electrical and
S'"' Taylor Technical Institute
Littering offends letter witer
I am writing about the-ongoing
litter problem I have seen in Taylor
County in general. Apparently
there will always be those people
who just don't care about anyone or
anything. That is how I view those
who throw their garbage out their
windows or throw it as they walk
or ride bikes, etc. How else can
they be described? Warm and
fuzzy, they ain't. I would be
willing to go so far as to say that a
lt of them abuse animals too. I
can see a letter coming hollering
about that opinion right now.
Make fun all you want to but you
know that is true. If you don't care
about the environment you have to
live in, how could you care about
God's creatures or other people, for
It is appalling to see, for those of
us who wouldn't think about doing
this deliberately. Accidents can
happen, but stop and pick it up, for
crying out loud. We have a great
Keep Taylor Beautiful program
going here and Dawn Taylor is the
best of the best in being in charge
along with those on the committee. ,
I don't belong to it, by the way. or
am I.associated in any way. I
would, but I have a thing about
cleaning up after nasty people. If it
is my job that is one thing, but on a
volunteer basis for people who can
do better? I don't think so. How
can people go to every grocery
store and fast-food restaurant and
buy things, but somehow can't
afford garbage service at home. I
am so happy for you. You want to
share your good fortune with
everyone by throwing your food
and bags out the windows of your
vehicles or as you take your walk
(exercising, are we??) for others to
contend with and/or look at as they
The other day I happened to be
driving by the old hospital and it
looked like someone had a party on
the front lawn area and decided to
let the maid clean up. The only
solution is stiffer fines, more
attention paid to this huge problem,
to say the least, and education in
schools. Apparently they think that
they are being cute. Don't share
I racof f Times
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
123 S. Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
DEBBIE CARLTON SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Business Manager Managing Editor
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Staff Writer Advertising Director
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Staff Writer Promotional Advertising
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your cuteness with me. You don't
think it is a serious problem?
This is one thing that has been
treated too lightly too long. Our
environment is fragile enough as it
is after all we have done to it. Why
can't these litter bugs be stopped?
Any suggestions? I have some, I
doubt our family style hometown'
paper would be willing to print
Grow up and act like somebody,
will you? Is that too much to ask?
Writer has 'deep
Our elected officials, the Taylor
County Commissioners, have
taken it upon themselves to vote
unanimously to invite a coal-fired
power plant to locate in Taylor
County without any prior public
I have some deep concerns
about this action:
1. Does the Nature Coast really
need another major pollution
2. There has been no guarantee
that even though this plant claims
to be "clean" that there will be no
ammonia, sulfur dioxide or
mercury, etc., leached into our
rivers and the air we breathe.
3. Why will there no public
input until the hearing on Sept. 15
in Taylor County? Are the
commissioners waiting until after
the sale of property to the JEA?
4. If this is such a clean industry,
why is it not being located in
Duval or Orange County where
the power will be going? (Perhaps
these counties have their fill of
pollution and need to dump their
pollution in Taylor County.)
5. Are we putting our children
and ourselves at a greater risk for
health problems in the future? As a
retired teacher, 1 am appalled at
the numbers of children with
learning problems in Taylor
County. Will we be contributing to
this problem? A brochure released
by The Learning Disabilities
Association of America and The
National Education Association
.+, Please see page 3
Serving my country...
through mosquito control
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
When I answer the telephone, there is.
now a. pause and it's not a
I can just about predict the iext
But first, there's silence.
It's uncomfortable silence, when the
caller's thought processes obviously
overwhelm the ability to speak.
Then the brain gets back to the
business of the moment and prompts
the caller to ask, "Are you the one who
sprays for mosquitoes?"
No, I'm not that one.
But that person is in great demand,
SI'm here to report.
If you want mosquito spraying, you
must put an 838-prefix before that
number. If you don't, you get me.
"No, this is not the number for
mosquito control," I explain at all hours
of the day and night. "It has an 838
So far, people have been very kind and
polite, except for the one woman who.
was clearly perturbed--as if f had
answered the wrong phone or
something. I hope her mosquitoes have
a lohg and happy life.
Despite the discouragement from that
one unkind caller, I have gone the extra
mile for most of my mosquito control
customers, without any compensation
from the county. I remember John F.
Kennedy's encouragement, "Ask not
what your country can do for you; ask'
what you can do for your country."
When checking the recorded messages
on my answering machine, I note my
callers' numbers and either' place a
separate call .on -their behalf to the
county office, or I call the individuals
back and. provide-, the correct
"Why thank you," the first woman'
"That's very nice," a gentleman
Hey; I have mosquitoes too. I know
the horrors of it all and I have long.
maintained that we must kill each
others' mosquitoes. They can fly, you
Know, without advance reservations to
Sany location on the planet..
Of course, if I bought into half the
Conspiracy theories I hear in an average
week at the newspaper office, I would
conclude that this was the county's
intention: to pick a "nuisance" number
which was close to lny telephone
number, in order to inflict pain and
hardship upon me and my family.. But,
SI refuse to live that way.
I already have enough enemies and
mosquitoes to contend with; do I also
want to imagine new ones? No, thank
This recent phone phenomenon has
surfaced before in my extended family.
-My mother, who lives quietly in a three-
bedroom brick house, had a terrible
thing happen to her. Shortly after my
father's death, 25 years ago, "Time &
-Temperature" in my hometown changed
its number. It is now one digit different
from hers. I don't think the telephone
company was picking on her; I don't
think God singled her out for this
madness; I think it just happened.
Weeks will pass at her home without a
problem, until hunting season opens.
Then every third person in camouflage,
calls at .5 a.m. to find out what the
temperature is--like it matters. They're
going hunting anyway,.I'm sure. "Why
don't they stick their heads out the
window?" she asks. It's a valid question.
She could move, but she loves her
house on the hill..
She could change her phone number,
but all her friends and family members
know it by. heart.
She could assume a new identity, but
she's comfortable with her current one,
and doesn't want to live in Montana.
So she just takes the phone off its
hook. Why should we be slaves to
modern technology, anyway?
If you want her, or the time and
temperature, you'll have to come knock
on the back door and ask. And if it's 5
Sa.m., you'd better bring your shotgun.
Letters to the Editor
Industrial educator wants plant
Letters to the Editor
Writer defends previous letter
B-3 The TacoTimes ,August 10, 2005
I decided to respond'to the
comments made in a recent
"Lettersto t he Editor".. regarding
(Who is Uninformed) published on
Aug. 9, 2005. I typically would
not spend time in responding to
emotional comments, however I
feel that there are others who
might .have taken my "previous
comments out of context as,this
person has. Let-me clarify:. ,
,First: In my original letter I
stated that it would be a lack of
understanding to oppose this
power plant based on'i reconceived
notions. In this person's response
he states that I suggested. people
who would oppose this power
plant are uniformed and ignorant.
This is not what was stated, being
informed of an issue does not
always make a person understand
For years my flaming pen has
been idle, but my inquisitive
nature has not. I have asked
questions many times. Just what
is the economic council of Taylor
County doing w ith the money that
is being funneled into it'? Why are
.they not aggressively seeking
positive businesses for the
It is apparent from the reports I
hae received that no one seems to
The' e\ idence of new businesses
b .being drawn to Taylor County,
and blessed by the elected officials
Sand the economic council, have
not been a real asset to this
.-community. The example of
Alford's conning debacle--the
bombing range--and now the coal
On June 1. I w\as driving west
on 1-10 and discovered the new
Family Dollar Distribution Plant.
I wondered why Tay lor County did
not secure this business. I am sure
those in charge of the economic
council surely don't think the
people of Ta lor County are not
capable of filling boxes for
distribution to other areas
So what is the economic
council really doing for Taylor
I just read MN Florida
' Innovation, Quarterly and found
: economic councils across the slate
actively working for new
businesses for their counties.
So let us look at what we might
have obtained with an aggressive
1) E-Stone LSA Corporation
Second: I do not want or expect
people reading this column to
'believe as I do without first
understanding the facts of both
good and bad regarding the
proposed power plant. What would
be unfortunate is o ha e people
'listening to emotional outbursts
% which ha\e no facts behind them.
Third: President Bush did sign
off allowing coal pow er plants a'
15 Near moratorium to get into
compliance. However please be
aware this applies to existing
plants not nee ones. In case you
were wondering, I think 15 years
is way too much time to get these
plants' into compliance, so
President Bush's decision to do
this, I do not support.
SFourth: Believing that Taylor
County does hot have
environmental issues with some
very significant ones, would.
certainly be a lack., .of
understanding of what is going on
here and now.
Fifth: The comments made
regarding the 50's and 60's
vehicles versus a newer 2006
vehicle, my suggestion to .ou and
' ll oherlis ,s please read the reports
from the. studies done, you ill
find that this statement is simply
inaccurate and appears to be based
on one's personal opinion :han
fact. Whether they will last longer
or not remains unknown, I guess
we will know in about--40 years.
Sixth: In regards to the loyal
union comment, I am not sure
what this has to do with my
comments made on a power plant?
However my understanding of
unions is that they make every
effort ,to keep members safe
from employers who might decide
cutting corners a little won't hurt
and like an) other organization
Whether union or not there is
always good and bad about ,it.
Again, in ,case you 'were
wondering, sorry to contradict
your statement but I am not with:
any union organization nor have I
.opened the first international .Lastly, let me sa\ that this
manufacturer of mosaics in proposed plant has a lot of
Highlands County and they took opportunity for our county and its
advantage of the Enterprise Zone. current future residents and
The company praised the although it has great opportunity
economic council and officials. I to offer, to believe it \ill be this
am sure the people of Taylor flower in the meadow would
County could work in this simply be foolish. It does ha\e a
company. Creating 150 jobs. negative side; however, \ith
2) Jupiter Marine International technology. expertise and
moved from Ft. Lauderdale to :monitoring it can be manageable
Palmetto in Manatee County. I :and minimize the negatiCe.
am sure people of Taylor County : ,Mark Deida
.could work in this company."
Creating 150 jobs.
3) Bradenton gets GE
Infrastructure Security's world h no. .
headquarters. Creating 70 jobs. W hy n prot
4) Precision Response o t
Corporation opens newest call nature Coast?
center in Putnam County.
Creating 430 jobs. I am sure the
people in Taylor County can CONCERNS
answer the phone. Continued from page 2
5) Kaplan University "online"
university chose Ft. Lauderdale for has identified mercury pollution as
online support. Creating 660 lobs. one of the greatest threats facing
I am sure we have plenty of developinging ftuses, infants and
people in Taylor County that can'"oun chirn. I-
usecomputer. hat coal-fired plants are the
usenation's largest uncontrolle
6) Gammerier Corp.. a German- nation's largest uncontrolled
based producer of inline-finishing source of mercury.
equipment for commercial and Ihttp:."'cta.policy.net proactive,'
newspaper print, moved its newsroom.release.vtmi?id=25831i
headquarters to Palmetto with a Instead of allowing outside
capital investment of $4.25 interests to take over with dirty air
million. and water, why not develop our
I.have listed only six businesses God given resources and care for
from the latest MyFlorida issue our earth: as good stewards?
with over 1.460 jobs created b\ TImagine .twenty years from
these new businesses. All of the now....The Nature Coast....the
businesses appear to be non- place to play. swim and fish and
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All'remaining stock of County Christian
Bookstore, 80% or more off retail price--
racks, tables, church bulletins, cards,
soundtracks ($1.60), wedding gifts, and
hundreds of books for $1.00 in paper and
$2,00 in hardback. In front of 17 Apparel
(former bookstore location, 1723 S.
Jefferson). Saturday, August 13, 8 aim.
Yard sale. Friday & Saturday, 8-?, 804 N.
Jefferspn (on corner of Jefferson & Julia).
Caps, caps, caps, 3 for $5, t shirts (white
& colors), golf shirts (all colors), some gifts
and jewelry, everything is brand new.
Yard sale. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
.8 a.m. until. 2687 Foley Cut-Off Rd., 2nd
house on right after John Deere dealer.
1 apartment size stove, $75 call 584-
7094, Mon.-Thur., 9 A.M.-5.P.M,
Salon' Equipment For Sale, 2 Styling
Chairs, 2 Dryer Chairs, 2 Styling Stations'
and other extras, $1500, 1 New Sterilizer,
SWolf tanning system sun quest pro 24
RS, brand new, about 3 hours on IT, $1400.
2 bedroom mobile home, fully furnished,
very clean, central A/C. No pets. Will
accept one very small child, 584-4366.
3/2 doublewide, good condition, quiet,
, $400 a month, $300'deposit. 584-3835
3/2, fully furnished mobile home, quiet,
country setting, call 584-5686, between 12-
2BR/1BA trailer, screened in porch, good
location, no kids, no pets, 584-8786.
2, 3 BR/1 BA houses for rent, call 584-
500 S. Warner Ave.
For qualified applicants 2&3 bdrm'avail
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroqm apartments. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY
VEGGIES TO YOUR DOOR!
Fresh-Picked, blanched, flash frozen, shelled
zippers, butter beans, black eyes, white acres, ford hooks,
cream.corn, okra, green beans, broccoli
Free delivery every Saturday with 3 or more bushels &
,Two pink Victorian chairs, good condition,
-$200 for both. 584-7446..
Dining room set. Vintage 1940s light
mahogany. Rdct. table, 3 leaves, 6 chairs,
china cabinet. $700. 584-9659.
Pool table, oranrrneof aeacessories inc.
$200. Call 584-6674: "
2 handy man specials, 12x65 mobile'
'homes, lots of'work has been done, in
.good shape, 4500 ea call 584-3776 or
1985 Double Wide on 1 acre, great
location, fenced in back yard needs minor
work 27Ko.bo., (850) 584.5186
One acre lot ,'in prestigious .Clark-
subdivision. Cleared and ready 10 build
you dream home! $40. 000 will go fast.
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
House moved at buyer's' expense..
Call for appt. 584-5454
Wanted Investor/handy person looking for
an EZ Quality 3Wi'b/1 car. detached GAR
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accessible SFH, Vinyl sided for EZ mait.
Needs cosmelic work1
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2 4 acres with septic. power pole and cit
water Mobile homes permitted $19 500.
Land for sale located on Hwy 221! between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd 1
acre lots with paved, roads: Owner
financing available Please call (386) 658-
1346 or (850) 584-7466 Badcock's
2 Bedroom, 1 1/2' bath apt., partly
'furnished, water, elec. & cable included,
$170 per wk. + $250 deposit, call 838-1524
+77(pin), 843-1267 or 843-1296
.For Rent; 2 bedroom, 1 bath 'house, new
carpet, call 850-584-5154;
Businesses for rent. 1. 1600 sq ft 1. 240Q
;. sq. If,. formally Walkers Food Mart.&
Bookman Call Jr Walker at 584-2883.
Southern Villas of Perry!!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 10 and 2
bedroom HC and non-HC accessible
apartments. Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY
711, 315 Puckett Rd. Perry, FL 32347.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
2004 Yamaha Bruin, automatic, 350 4-
wheeler, great shape, $3,200. 2004 250
Beanracker 4-wheeler, $2,800. 850-948-
1994 17' Stumprocker 3 w/1995 Mercury 60'
h'p stainless prop fish finder, very good
Allis 'Chalmers, D10, series 3 with one-
year old, five-foot wood finish mower, call
. 22 GRADY WHITE SEAFARER. SEA-V2
hull, w-a cuddy cabin 1993 Evinrude 225
4-stroke 2001 Yamara 9 9 Au' motor orn
bracket, 2005 Aluminum trailer, hard top,
auto-pilot LOWRANCE .map-gps-
fishfinder, dual batteries, S.S'. Prop, very
good cond., $24,990. Call Crews Marine,
Perry, FL. (850)584-3055.
2005 Fleetwood travel trailer, 8x29 ft,
sleeps 8, awning, ducted ac, large bath,
skylight, 'holding tanks, ready to travel,;
$12,500 cash, call Jim at 850-838-7807.
.2005 Gulfstream cavalier, 32 ft, travel
trailer park model, no holding tanks,
sleeps 8, full fridge, ducted ac, $10,000
cash, great condition, call Jim at 850-838-
: 7807. .
'Automobile for sale
1984 Mercury Grand Marquis
4-door, re-built engine; runs good
clean interior, $1,200 o.b.o., call (850) 223-
1997 Lincoln Town Car (Signaturel fully
loaded, with all, power options, leather
seals Super condition $8.000, cash or,
money order Call 850584-3909
2000 GMC, 6. cyl., one owner, 84,000
miles. $4,200. 84-7536.
2002 Dodge 3500 Diesel, 11 ft. flatbed,
AMFM/Cass, AC, cruise, good neck &
Srear hitch 100 gal fuel 2 tool boxes, well
maintained, highway miles. $16,900 obo,
1999 Explorer Sport, 92K miles, automatic,
power windows & locks, A/C, Cd player,
tinted windows, asking $5000, call 584-
2002 Mid Size Chevy SUV, 4 door, white
w/sliver clading, fold down rear seats,
automatic, pw, door & windows, keyless
entry, perfect condition, 42K miles,
luggage rack, c.d. player, power mode for
off road driving, $12,500 ob.o, call 584-
8111 or 223-3927.
'02 Ford F150 Lariet ft, 4x4, 4-door,
excellent condition, 75K Hwy miles, $20,
000 o.b.o., call 838-2755
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, still under
factory Warranty (30,000 miles). One
owner, garaged and well maintained,
equipped with Z66 road package, a/c, ps,
pb, pw, door locks, remote entry, tilt wheel,
cruise,-AM/FM/CD, On Star, parking
sensors, ABS, step tubes (stainless),
towing package, alloy wheels, etc. White
with tan cloth interior, black wheel
moldings and .chrome trim. Asking $20,800
(retail is $24,735). Call, 584-7883.
2003, Ford Focus ZX3, Auto., Metallic
Blue, like new, 1 owner, tinted windows,
premium sound, cd player, still under
warranty, asking $9,500, worth $11,200,
1999 Explorer Sport, 94K miles, automatic,
power windows & locks, A/C, Cd player,
tinted windows, asking $5000, call 584-
Man's wedding band taken at Doctor's
Memorial hospital, three rows of diamonds,
Channel set, square cut, middle row blue
, diamonds, reward onered, call 584-5030.
AKC registered Cocker Spaniel puppies,
$300, call Leah at-672-0063.
For Sale: 3 laying hens and a rooster.
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Pre-Hire Drug Screenr& FDLE background
check ', .
'An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Route salesperson; for local distributing
company, must possess a valid Florida
class D driver's, license and pass a drug
screen. Send resume to 1526 Paul Poppell
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Position under Taylor County Board of
Submit applications to Taylor Employment
Connections Positions open until filled
Taylor County BCC is an EEO/ADA.drug
Experienced plumber's needed, must have
*valid driver's license, we do. drug testing,
PT Cook-Weekends Only
Advent Christian Village
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Prep/clean up included; cook for visitor
groups, High school diploma or GED
preferred. Great working environment.
EOE. *DFW. Criminal Background
Verification Required. Apply in person at
SA(CV Personnel Department Mon thru Fri,
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village
Hall, 10680 CR 136, Dowling Park, FL.
Fax resume to (386) 658-5160.
Do you have a passionri and knowledge of
food? Mama's Italian Family Restaurant is
seeking an experienced, motivated cook
to join our Family, where we offer good
pay, flexible hours and a fun work
environment. Apply in person between
2pm and 4pm at 2275 S. Byron Butler
Parkway. Contact person: Chuck.
Badcdck Furniture & More
Set up & delivery person, good license &
driving .record required,. Full time sales
Apply in person, 1003 S. Jefferson St.
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.
Florida Department of Transportation has a
vacancy in Taylor County for the following
Position Number: 55004468
Broad Band Title: Highway Maintenance
Working Title: Maintenance Technician.
Closing Date: August 10, 2005
For more information concerning job
description and requirements apply online:
or call toll free 1-877-562-7287.
The. Department of Transportation is an
Equal Employment Opportunity,
Affirmative Action ,and Drug Free
Check Station Positions Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation. Commis'.'ion is hiring
personnel' for seas.onal ov'.r- at check
stations during the upcoming archery and
general gun hunting seasons. Positions
available in Taylor County.' Pays $6.15
per hour. Positions begin September- 24,
2005. For details call (850) 838-9016, or
stop by the Big Bend Field Office at 663
Plantation Rd. in Perry. EO/AA
Own your own business, groun
opportunity merchandising mar
Opening soon Seeking vei
Call Ms. Jones at (850) 223
Wanted dead or alive; J
tractors, etc; Will buy, se
truck parts. S*M*A*S*H 'T
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Reliable, quality residential cli
services, call 672-0607 for free quot
Clay Swindle, L.L.C., All typ
remodeling, docks, decks, window
framing, add on additions, porches,
enclosures, painting interior & exte
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Estimate, call 850-223-1780 or 843
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Tupperware: To book a party or re
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Lindsey Tractor Service
Lawn Service, bush nogging
clearing, drive ways, tree trir
hauling, food plots, debree removal
Call 850-584-5193 or 850-838-4818.
d floor A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service
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school care. Call Jackie Luther at 223--
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receive a Notice is hereby given pursuant to .
ask for Section 2.13 (B) of the.City Charter of
the City of Perry, florida, that Ordinance
erware No. 807
ORDINANCE NO. 807
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PERRY,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO AN -:,,.ENDMENT
OF TEN OR LESS ACRES OF LAND TO THE
lan .FUTURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE CITY
Sland OF PERRY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
mining, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION BY THE
,etc... PROPERTY OWNER OF SAID ACREAGE,
UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES
ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161
THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES;
PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN LAND USE
, -(850)- CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL, LOW
sed & DENSITY (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 2
DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE) TO
COMMERCIAL OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN
THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
PERRY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
eveling, PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
services was ADOPTED by the City Council on
July 27, 2005.
William E. Brynes
Emily Weed Ketring
1 Care. Mayor
rates. We 8/10
Must relocate to North Georgia
position at the Industrial
Estimating & computer
skills a plus
40K plus NEG. EOE
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: Aug. 22nd
Associated Traning Services
The City of Perry is accepting
applications for the following
This is a responsible
administrative, technical, and
supervisory position involving the
operation and maintenance of the
municipal wastewater treatment
plant and facilities.
Complete job description
available upon request.
Req: Must have a standard high
school diploma or equivalency.
Must have a minimum of a Class
"B" Wastewater Treatment Plant
Operator's License as issued by
the State of Florida
Annual Salary Range:
Applications are available at
City of Perry Personnel Office
and will be accepted until the
position is filled.
CITY OF PERRY
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347.
Phone: (850) 584-7161
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Notilce.is e1e.9c g.Jer-n pursuant to
Section'2.13 i61 or Ire City Charter ,of
"the City of Perry, Florida, that Ordinance
ORDINANCE NO. 808
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PERRY,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE REZONING OF
LESS THAN TEN CONTIGUOUS ACRES OF
LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION BYr
THE PROPERTY OWNER OF SAID
ACREAGE;' -M.1EOIErIrG THE OFFICIAL
ZONING ATLAS OF THE CITY OF PERRY
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGUL-.ilO'iIl
PROVIDING.:FOR REZONTHIG FROM
RESIDENTIAL, SINGLE FAMILY I (PSF. I 10TO
COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE (CI). 'OF'
CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE CORPORATE
LIMITS OF THE CITY OF PERRY, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE., .
was ADOPTED by the City Council on
July 26,2005. .
'W ilior E Br, ner .
Emily Weed Ketring
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: September 6. 2005
Subject of Hearing: Annual Leave of
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF-TAYLOR
COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
ON THE ABOVE DATE FOR APPROVAL OF.
SAID SUBJECT ITEM. THIS HEAfi lG WILL BE
HELD AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEE ING
IHE 'PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND TO
E.rPr, ESS THEi.? OFINIONS/CONCERNS. THE
PUBLIC HErtiT-i;- WILL BE HELD AT THE
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 318 North Clark
Street. A copy of this policy may be
obtained from the SjoeiirTiierdaeni ;
0;cor TI Howard Ji
s uDerirnenaenr ol Sno .
8'0. 8/17 8,,24 8/3i
NOilCE IS HEREBf GIvEI IC,
,JACQUELINlE M BO, ilGTOII UlJLES,
PA ,'MET IS TIAl 'E Cr 1i8l i Fl. m.L
/I P3BB26IHG.5,74.,) '!EHICLE AILL
BE UCICi Or Ti HE I1'iH Of 1 AUIJ- I JT
99 00 A 1. A TA L- -r' '. AC ,' A C.'
NOTICE IS HEREBY G.'ENj iO JAMES P
JONES UrILESS PA,'EEIIi IS MADE 0.1
1995 GEO VII 19tYIS 2 Z5055586'
VEHICLE WILL BE AUCTIOli Ofl IHE 19iH
OF AUGUST AT 00OA AM Al LAPR,'S lOW
AND RECOVER /
NOTiCE IS HEPr'EB' GI .'ET irD GEORGE
ATrIHOIJr E1HRIDGE UtILESS'3 F 'ME.1EJi iS
S ADE Onr, 1F99 FCOr,iD
'vIjr;3FAPPi.3.IBPR'174. I VEHICLEL E WILL
BE AUCTIOTI 011 iHE loinH Of AJuGUSi AT
900 M.1 AT LAIPFi S TOW AIJD
I Ii IHE COUTIJ COURT. iHIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT. IN AIID FOR I'T'LOR COUIIT.,
CASE rjO 62.2004 CC.196.00AA1
sPI ao,, r t r
NOTICE OF AC TIOIJ
NOTICE 15 HEREBY Gi'.'ErT THAI A
PElilOIl iO DEIERMITlF.OWilERSHIP OF A
MOTOR VEHICLE HAS BEEII FILED ATID
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE A COPY OF
YOUR WRITTEN OBJECTIONS, IF ANY. ON
ROBERT VAN HORN, WHOSE ADDRESS IS
9457 SCERTER AVE., BROOKSVILLE,
WHO IS THE PETITIONER, ON OR BEFORE
SEPTEMBER 08, 2005, AND FILED THE
ORIGINAL WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT EITHER,BEFORE SERVICE ON THE
PETITIONER, OR IMMEDIATELY
THEREAFTER; OTHERWISE, A DEFAULT WILL
BE ENTERED FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED.
III iHE EiiION. .
SA'i tiES3 .i(/ HAND ijD SEtl OF THIS
COURT ON THE 08TH DAY OF AUGUST,
2005,-AT TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
BY: SALINA FORD
8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: September 6, 2005
SSubject of .Hearing: Annual Leave of
"a -irii'.rnrroa l. 'e ,,nnel 'n ,
IHE 'IDSirliC i ,HO'I. bO PE' OF TAYLOR
COuri ,rILL H.I::,.L PUBLI: -EAPlrIG
ON THE ABOVE DATE FOR APPROVAL OF
SAID SUBJECT ITEM. THIS HEARING WILL BE
HELD AT TIHE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND TO
EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS/CONCERNS. THE
PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX, SCHOOL,
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 318 North Clark
S'Street. A copy of this policy may be
obtalrred from the Superintendent's
Oscar M. Howard Jr. .
nSe oer dent .:. ;choots
8/10 8, 1" 2P % '3c 31
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District
SBoard of Trustees of North Florida
Co.rr ri it,rr. Coiiege .111 r.. i d its regular
mor.rhl ii.-lr..g lueJaao, August 16
2 *005 0at .ii 1ir. in rnme TnIFCC Stuoent
enre, I al.ece Ioorr, ilfCC 100t0
u i.ili 'Do.1- [0 r.io.odl r, FL A copy ol
trie agenao t-.ral'V be oDlalned by
,.'.ing rIFCC ,Ih ce or ine President
1000 ) uine DEa.'i D: aMoion. FL 323d40
F:,r ai;ac.:li,'. r eiaie., ocommoaatrons
contact the rIFCC Oi.:e ol College
., .,n.* eri.eri 3'50.9-' .l6t.3 TJFCC 15i
Soan eau, olj:cce';,e-Qua3l oj'P-rtunlly,
NJOhCE OF APfLIC Ai-iCI FORT iA.,: DEED
rlOIICE IS HE"'`B GI JErl tha LLOYD
WOODS trie r,.,ialdei 01 the roiiowing
cenldcote hoa illlea i, cernllicare or oa
Oa daeed to be isiJed thereon The
certlicore nurorier ard year ol
Issuance the description of mene
pro.eny, ana the names in wnich IT was
as-essed are iollows
Cenrlicore ric. 3 ',ear or Isuonce 1998
Desrciticr:r c.-i Fr.oerit Poicel Iid
R '.010 50,' ,'C 0 7 .l -1 .'.
Cormner.cing al tre S'.,utneo'i Corner
D01 ie TiE l,'J i:,r Ine SW I o01 SecIron 7
ioT.'.n nip 4 ,r.cjrn. Fonge 4 East thence
Tun Tionn I 605 leel. Inence run West
1205 feet i i oa point or egilnrninrg
inence run ve:lr 50 leelr tence run
Jornn agrees 10 minutes West 1256
leei thence run rJc.nn 85 degrees East
50 ieet rnence rur Sourn 7 degrees 10
mrn'nules East 134 9 reel to rne polnr of
Name I, wn.cn o azesea AARON M I
Sa.a oioperrn. Deing in the Counrt of
ilai r Saieor or ,ida
U. ie-.l ; r, *i, ,':. 1 t': oe :;n il be
redeernedc oc:caling to lo thne
prOD'eri/ descr'ea i ; I:ucn certificore
snioll e SOld I the n.gnres Dlader or the
Courthouse door or, rne 22nd day of
Auqgu. 2005 at I I 00 o'clock ao m
Must have valid driver's license
No phone calls
Drug Free Workplace 602 W. Main Street
.n W h.'
Sign On Bonus ",
NEEDS EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS
IN YOUR AREA FOR LOCAL HAULING.
GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS
O .8- a.- .7
Dated'this 18th day of July, 2005.
Annie Mae Murphy'
Clerk of Circuit Court
-Taylor County, Florida
7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/.10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE THIRD
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
JOSEPH L. PAULK,
CASE NO. 05-498-CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RAY LYNN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title to the following property in
Taylor County,, Florida:'
NW of the NE of Section 21; T6S, R7E
Taylor County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, it aony to It on the plaintiff's
attorney, MICHAEL S. SMITH, SMITH, SMITH
& MOORE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A., P.O.
Drawer 579, Perry, Florida 32348, on or
before SEPTEMBER 2, 2005, and file the
original answer or pleading with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on the PlaIlntlffis attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will.be
entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint to Quiet
WITNESS my hand and official seal, this
27th day of July, 2005.
AnNIE M 2AE MURPHY,
Clerk ol me Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
P.O. Drawer 620
Perry. Florida 323481
By: MARTI LAVALLE
II IHE, COUNTY' COUpi Il THE THIRD
iTN IHE COUNrT% CIr''CUIi IN THETHIRD
I AND FOR r A,'LOFr ,-OurifY, FLORIDA
SECURIfT' PROPERTIES Tri.
Cose ,c, 200I5.9.CC
JOSEPH HARRY / HAi'. O,',oJJH HLi.
S on ,3 CEC ILI'" B HAES II Oll.e ,rd I
dead rnelr unknown rpouies neir:
deisees. gaionree; creaoitDr: ain, OIi
Soher parties clamring a inrougn. jundei
*or against her. me ,jr-knor. 5pou,'uS
ers, devisee; granrees and ,:redrios
So deceased persons ania all other
paoties claiming oy lhiojgri unaei o
against rnem. ona oil unknown noaural
persons il alive ona It daea or nr.:.
knwr. I oe deoa or ai e. i T',e. r,', l
ana respectl'.ve unltrio.'.n .,ouie: reI,:
de/isees gionlees aor.a c:iOor: or
otre, carries cloaming j, inrirug ri..r
under tho'.e unkno..n ri-iariu pertscr.:
Sar. .tre several on n reapeci.e
unKxn:./rn assigns succesci r in Ilrer;r.
trustees or an' olhei person cloraming
by through. urdarer O, againlr '.1'
corporation or other legal enrtiy named
as detendaon anda Oil claoimarts
persons or parties. natural or corporate
or whose exact legal slolu- is uni.nown
,"claiming under an or mie above .
roamed or described defendants or.
parties claiming to have any right, title or
interest in arnd to the lands hereinafter
Deiaenioni i .
SNOTI'IC OF ACTION
: O JOSEPH HARPR Hr'E' oa., ,,
JH HAYES, and CECILIA B H1,ES ai
alive, and iI deoa. tieir unkrn.:.*n
soouses, nells ae.iseas. grantee:
creditors and oil other paonies claiming
b'- through under or against rner tin
unknown spouses heirs devrsees
granrees and creditors of aeceoase
persons and all other parties claiming
by through, under or ogainnrt rhem ,r,a
all unknown natural Dersorn, il alie ,rda
if aeaa or nor known iTo e oaea or
oir.e. ineir se.,eali and respecti..
unK.rown spouse; rnemr ae.'I'ees
granrees ona Creadiors tr ,:.rhet c'ar
claoimning by. trrougn or unaer Ih,:.,:
unknown natural persori aora rthe
se.'eral and ree.Tec,'e unkrnc....'r
assigns successors in nieresr Irjstees or
any other person claiming ray, ihrugnh.
under or against any coi'poranon or
olher legal entity named as deiendont
and all cloalmoans pesors or poares.
natural or corporate. :1 whose e.ocI
legal status is urrnown claiming unaer
any of Me aloo.e nomea or ae:crioea,
aefendanit cor panles claiming to rno.e
any i.ghl, tnile or interest in and ir.' ine
lands hereinaofer aesciic'ea
YOU ARE HEREBT' IOIiFED troa a
Complaint to oreclose and Set A ae
Agreement (fo Deeda o me follo.jmin,
property In Taylor Counr,,.. Fionao-
Parcel lID Nro RE,6578.175
Lot 175. Block flo G. Leisure Retreats
Suodivision. Section Ill, as ine come
appears of record in Plot Book I ar
Page 129. ol tne Puolic Pecords or1
ravlor County. Florida
has been flied ogoains youj and oJ ore
reaulired to serve o copy C, your millerr,
defenses if ony to i ,n tr e plamnrnrr:
attorney MtICHAEL S S.11TH Sr.,IITH SI.TliH
&r MOORE. AT.ORiE.'S aT LAN PA PC
Drawer 579. Per., FIorida 3.2"M ,:-r, :,i
before Septemc.er 2 .'00r5 or,1 file ihe ",
original annei ,t p.l-oding Itr, ire,
Clerk of this Couirt elrner oerote ,el ,'ice
on the Plaintllis artrorrev c, immeahaiel,
rhereoaier. otner,-li:e o aeaoJIr eMin be
entered against you rot the reirer
demanded In tne Comploini to
Foreclose ond Set Aside Agreement 1o
WITTlESS my hand and orliciai Seal, in r:
28th day of July. 2'005
ANNIE MAE lMURPH,'
Clerk pof the Circuit Court .
Taylor County, Florida.
By: SALINA FORD
Editor's note: It is the p
newspaper to run the na
those arrested and bool
Taylor County Jail. All ti
below have been charge
crime, but are consider
until proven guilty.
Latasha Nicole Ray,
Warner Street, VOP (de
intent to defraud, forge
theft), hold for Leon Coi
Larry Allen Wyckoff,
Avenue, Punta Gorda,
conduct, resisting arrest
violence, Ptl. Cooper, P
Robin T. King, 3
Avenue, Punta Gorda,
'conduct, Ptl. Cooper, PP
Vearl A. Flanders, 45,
Street, VOP. Dep. Davis
Thomas Laverne Du
34, Yancy Street, Tal
bond revoked, Dep.
Quincy J. .Baker. 2
Street, VOP resistingn
without violence). Dep.
Rusty Allen Mayn
Ellison Gamble Road. w
domestic battery, Dep.
Otis Leroy Thomas, 4I
Luther King, possession
than 20 grams cannabis.
without violence, no -al
license. Ptl. Franklin. P1
Jetty K. Sadousky,
Houck Road, FTA
(arraignment for passing
check). Dep. Woods, TC
Kenyaia Creashay San
1045 S. Warner Avenu
theft, Ptl. Gray, PPD.
S Shance Shanie Bulger
W. Church Street
Wiley Jim Hendry, .
HP Padgett Road, posse
less than 20 grams cann
Kaci Brooks Faircloth,
Hwy. 221, DWLS
Denise. Cobb, 27,
Malloy Street. aggrat.ate
tampering with evident
Louis Daron Gaddy;
Saxton Street, parole v
DWLS (knowingly), attack
not assigned. Pil. Norris,
SBarbara Ann Harris, 48
Spring Place, assault (ac
tampering with ev
possession of cocaine, po
of drug paraphernalia.
(possession of drug paraph
Ptl. Gray, PPD.
Michael S. Haywoi
Lipscomb Street, VOP
the scene), battery, Dep
Cornelius LaJordan V\
18. Third Street,
possession of cocaine
STammy L. Collins, 4
Reddick Drive, domestic
battery, burglary. Dep.
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Old News is
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policy of this
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led with a.
lahassee. lJon us in creating a
betteworld, in which our
Hawkins, precous resources are
lard. 21 9. S an 9 1,
,arrant for prese ed replenished
0, Nlartin We all need to do outr part,
n of less
resisting. an recyc ling is a great star
57, 2244 ,
nders, 18. -
Recycling sites are available at each
a;,A709 roll-off site in the county
al). Off. Carlton Ceretery, Shady Grove,
25, 6030 Harrison-Blue, Salem, Stenhatchee,
abis. Pl. /Blue Springs, Eridu, Hwy. 98 & 14, and
24,5710 Johnson Stripling Rd. Newspapers car
also be taken directly to the county's
d assault. recycling facility on Highway 98 where
hours are 7:30a.m. to 4:00 p.mr
500 W. '
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e6 TheTaco Times August 10, 2005
Letters to the Editor
The 2004-2005 Taylor County i
: ie to take this opportunity to than
generous donations, all of.our chil
Bassett's Dairy, Buckeye lorida,
Gulf Coast Auto Wholesale, Ironw
i- re, Greg Parker Attorney-at-Law
S I aPadgett and Timberland Ford.
I personally would also like to t
boosters thank supporters
.and Denise Eelt for keeping the concession stand stocked and keeping
Middle School Soccer Boosters would things organized, and Traci for all.your extra help all season long.
ik several businesses. Because of their A special thanks to Bruce Ratliff and those who wish to remain
ldren (53) received very nice trophies: anonymous, for your time and support throughout the season. To the
Cribbs & Sons, Delta Land Surveyors, coaches, thank you for caring and for the time you spend with our kids.
'ood Homes, NAPA, Nature Coast Eye
v, Roach Coach, State Farm Insurance-
Babs Barton, Treasurer
:hank Traci Rowell, Andrea Robertson TCMS Soccer Boosters
specialist: 'choose clean air'
Does anybody in their right
ind want to breathe poisoned air?
t is not in the- best interest of
Taylor County residents nor their
S commissioners to build a coal
fired p6wer plant.
Having a coal fired power plant
ii the community is; analogous to
smoking; .the risks are well
; tablished and have been known
: lr years. FFloridians
-' erwhelmingly voted for smoke-
i 'ee restaurants and work places.
Wecan now enjoy a nice mealjn
-' fmoke-free restaurant, why
i oidld anybody in their right mind
S ant a smoke filled outdoor
environment? Just like cigarettes,
S hei. is no such thing as a safe
S coal fired power plant. They emit
poisonous gases which cause
asthma attacks, heart attacks and
S kill people. Sadly, air pollution
i cutting short the lives of
E; 4,000 Americans a year; their
lives are cut short not by a few
weeks or months but by an
average of 12 years!
: Sixty-seven different pollutants
-h ave been detected in the flue gas
o-' f coal-fired power plants. Of
these, 55 are known to affect the
* development of a child's brain or
i' .:erous system or to affect the
:_iayiia child's body develops.
-People living nearby a coal fired
-power plant have higher rates of'
i dath and disease because of all the
poisonous gases emitted. Unless
S the commissioners will be
S-:walking around with gas masks,
they will be increasing their own
chance of death and disease as well
as the community's.
As a Tallahassee asthma;
.specialist I've treated thousands of
patients with asthma.. Many are
well-controlled until they travel to
polluted places like Pensacola or
Atlanta and develop an asthma
attack. Witnessing someone with
an asthma attack is a humbling
experience; patients are struggling
for their next breath of air. I
routinely counsel many of my
asthmatic graduates not to move
'to polluted cities like Atlanta.
Wouldn't it be embarrassing if I
told my patients not to move to
Taylor County as well?
Citizens all over the country
worry about their health, jobs and,
their community. New evidence
is now showing that air pollution
causes chromosomal damage in'
fetuses and low birth weight
babies. Exposure to high levels
of pollution over a long time is
now thought, not only to worsen
asthma but, to cause it as well.
Do you think businesses will be
attractedto Taylor County if it
becomes even more polluted than
it now is?'
Continued from page 3
appear not to want to blow people
So 'my question is again,
exactly what is the economic
Council of Taylor County doing? I
would also like to know how;
aggressively did they seek the
Family Dollar Distribution Center
or any of the other businesses
Discount Air & Heat
>ing Taylor County and the Beaches"
-_Same Day Service--24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(N(o service charge with work done)
same as cash
.A power plant in the
community will definitely
.Stimulate job growth in the
funeral home and undertaker
sectors. It is doubtful that a coal
fired plant will cause your
electricity bill to go down but it is
certain that there will be more
health costs to burden the
taxpayers; more doctors visits,
medications, lost work days and an
increase in ER visits,
hospitalizations, heart and asthma
attacks and death.
Choose clean air, not poisoned
air. Don't turn 'Taylor County
into a sacrifice zone. You are.
entitled to breathe clean air: A
coal fired power plant in Perry
could rob' you of your health and
kill you. Remind your
commissioners that they will also
be breathing in poisoned air if this
plant is built. Does anybody in
their right mind want to breathe
Ronald H. Saff, M.D.
Allergy and Asthma Diagnostic
Council Member, American Lung
Member, Physicians for Solid
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