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na es ld~ee
Tree: Caital of the South
2 Sections Our 44
For or against
Citizens take stand on power plant
Nearly a third of thosq'attending
Thursday's four-hour public
hearing took the podium to voice
criticism, concern and support for a
$1.5 billion coal-fired power plant
planning to locate here.
Of the 45 speakers, just over half
(28) were Taylor County residents;
the remaining speakers hailed from
Leon, Madison and Franklin
Chairman Daryll Gunter, who
served as moderator, asked
everyone to. address their
comments to the'Board of County
'...reliable power at
an affordable price in
--Mike Lawson, JEA
Three speakers representing the
North Florida Power Group told
the estimated 150 people gathered
here Thutsday about the group's
plans to ,construct an 800
megawatt coal-fired power 'plant
on a 3,200-acre site east of
The hearing, held in the Taylor
County Middle School
Auditorium, was sponsored by the
With the. assistance of a slide
presentation, Project Manager
Mike Lawson said the group's
mission was to provide "reliable
power at an affordable price in an
Lawson said more than 400,000
people moved to Florida last year
and projections indicate that trend.
"To meet that growth, Florida's
utilities need to add approximately
two major power plants every
Yearr" he said.
Lawson said the Florida Public
Service Commission is concerned
about future electricity supplies
The commission has encouraged
Florida utilities to look more
closely at coal (instead of natural
gas) for generating plants, he said.
"OPEC is not going to set the
price of this fuel, Americans are,"
Lawson said over the past 15
years, most power plants built in
Florida have 'been natural gas
plants. But, he added, that natural
gas prices have skyrocketed over,
,the past five years and are
projected to remain high compared
to other fuels.
"Fuel is a straight pass through
on our customers' electric bills,
and the fuel charge, as a proportion
of the total electric bill, has been
Growingg" he said.
He said two other Florida
utilities are currently planning to
build coal-fired plants., Seminole
Electric is planning to add'a third
unit to its plant in Putnam County
and Florida Power & Light Co. is
proposing two coal units in South
He said four utilities
-rcpresenting 18 Florida cities are
participating in the Taylor County.
Those. include: the Florida
Municipal Power Agency, a
wholesale supplier to 15
utilities; JEA, serving Jacksonville
and parts of !three' adjoining
counties; :Reedy Creek
Improvement District; which
'serves parts of Orange and.
Osceola counties and Tallahassee.,
He said one-third of the plant's
$1.5 billion estimated cost will be
spent on environmental controls.
"The good news is that, with.
*.:. '- Please see page 8
Commissioners and not to engage
Highlights of the comments, in
sneaking order, include:
--Don Dick, Tallahassee
resident: "I worked on numerous
Power plants and can tell you the
emissions have changed so much
that nothing comes out except
vapor. They have cut down on the
pollution so much."
--Donald Ham,, representing the
.. .., . .. . . ,
Plumbers & Pipefitters Union in
Tallahassee: "We have worked (in
the construction) of power plants
all over the United States. The
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V, .to-se e oe, tn. 5,1,5 s nts l front Taylor and surrounding counties
; .a ard l-fredpower plant. ann ng to locate here. Many who spoke called
.utg eirererndum, while" supporters expressed their appreciation to the county commission for
Car strikes motorcycle
Allbritton 'critical' after crash
Brian Allbritton, 42, is listed in
critical, but stable condition after
being hit by a car while riding to
work on his i 2002 Yamaha'
motorcycle Saturday morning.
The crash occurred around
7 a.m. at the intersection of
Highway U.S. 19 and Slaughter
According to Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP) Trooper Gus
Smyrnios, a 1995 Isuzu SUV
driven by Kaycee Stewart, 22, was,
traveling north on Highway 19 and
turned left on Slaughter Road.
"The. car hit the motorcycle on
the left side, ejecting the driver,"
Allbritton was wearing a helmet
at the time of the crash; he
sustained severe injuries to his left
leg, which was amputated above
the knee Monday.
Stewart, who survived a July 22
crash which claimed her husband
of one month, Ross Stewart, was
charged with making an improper
A passenger in the car with her,
Kenny Massey, wag charged with
having an open container of
"Stewart was, not intoxicated,at
the time of the crash. She passed
the field sobriety test and told me
she had stopped drinking alout 10
p.m. 'the night before. Her
passenger (Massey) fold me, they
were arguing at the time of the
wreck. Stewart told me she did not
see him (Allbritton)," Smyrnios
Neither Stewart nor Massey
sustained any injuries in the crash.
Hooper upgraded to'stable'
1-~ ~ ~ ~~~I b' ; lI**eJ--,*
A Taylor County High School "stable" condition in Tallahassee
senior involved ih a: car crash Memorial Hospital.
earlier this month remains in Thomas Matthew Hooper, 17,
iwas driving south on County Road
259, in Jefferson County, around 6
a.m., -on Sept. 4, when he was
unable to negotiate a cprve because
'of the'speed his car was traveling,
according to reports from the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Hooper was taken to TMH by
Jefferson. County Emergency
Medical Services, where he was
listed in critical condition in the.
fourth-floor Neuro-Intensive Care
"Hooper broke his neck in the,
crash, but did not sever his spinal
cord," according to Paul Wilson
and Ann Hartman of askSam
Systems and Gulfnet where
',, Please see page 5
quality of work in this power house
will be second to none."
--Arnold Gruning: "I have
worked on almost every coal
power plant in the state of Florida.
Today we have the best technology
to remove what comes out of the
--Leo Eaton, Steinhatchee
resident: "I have brought you 97
signatures of people against the
power plant. You (commissioners)
seem more interested in the health
-. Please see page 2
'Why take a picture of a
mountain? It's always
going to be there, right?'
A group of area residents
opposed to the coal-fired power
plant proposed for Taylor County
gave a presentation during the
public hearing on the issue held
The majority of their time they
devoted to the film "Kilowatt
Ours," a documentary by Jeff
Barrle and an official selection at
both the Freedom Cinema Festival
and the Activist Film Festival this
Barrie, who directed the film,
also stars in and serves as narrator
for "Kilowatt Ours."
The film lists the dangers of air
pollution and mercury resulting
from coal-fired power plants and
urges people not only to oppose
the construction of new plants, but
also to conserve energy and move
to "green" energy sources to
eliminate the need for plants
already built. More than 50 percent
of the energy produced in this
country is from coal, Barrie said.
"Kilowatt Ours" began in the
mountains of West Virginia where
the coal is first mined. There
Barrie spoke with a local man
trying to protect the mountain he
lived on while mourning the
mountains nearby already lost.
In the film, as the pair looked
down at mining operations, the
resident regretted never taking a
photograph of the mountain that
once stood there.
"Why take a picture of a
mountain? It's always going to be
there, right?" he said.
The film then moved to the
Southeastern United States, where
Barrie says 10 cities are among the
worst polluted in the country.
"One in 10 .women who are.
pregnant have dangerous levels of
mercury," Barrie said. "The largest
source of mercury is coal power
"Air pollution leads to increased
asthma in children and lung
,.* Please see page 3
$33 million budget
A midday two-vehicle crash sent one woman to Doctors' Memorial- Hospital for treatment
yesterday (Tuesday). The crash occurred in front:of the post office, strewing wreckage into the,
northbound lanes, causing vehicles to use the post office entrance and exit to go around until
clean-up crews could clear the road. DMH Emergency Medical Services personnel EMT Chris
Williams (shown above) and Paramedic Laura Guy treated the injured at the scene.
The county commission formally adopted its budget for the 2005-06
fiscal year Monday night in the second of two public hearings on the issue.
The total budget for the county is $33,636,585, an almost seven percent
increase over the previous year.
Commissioners first voted to set the millage rates, 8.076 mills for the"
general fund and 1.276 mills for the MSTU fund, keeping both at their
While tax rates will not be raised, the rise in property values over the
past year is expected to bring in $1.3 million in additional revenues for the
general fund and $178,000 in the MSTU 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 citizens in the unincorporated area of the county.
The increase in revenues will be used for the increased cost of operations
for the county, including salaries and benefits increases, new positions and
,* Please see page 5
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A-2 The Taco Times September 21,2005
Curtis: Were commissioners hoodwinked?
Continued from page 1
of special interest groups than the
--Gale Dickert, Perry resident: "I
am here representing the common,
ordinary people of Taylor County
and my grandchildren and my
children. You (commissioners)
have not involved us in this
--Ed Oaksford, Leon County
resident: "We apologize that our
commissioners have voted for this
power plant. I am here in support
of those opposed to the plant."
--Mike Denmark, Taylor
County resident: "You need to let
it go to a vote. People need to
voice their opinion on paper."
--Meg Fleming, Taylor County
resident: "What has the company
guaranteed the State of Florida
about transporting dangerous
materials? You need to bring in an
independent firm to create a plan."
--Rudy Hamrick, Madison
County resident: "We have already
told the power plant we do not
,want you and we are here because
, we Want to protect our people.
The smoke stack won't know
where to stop at the Madison-
Taylor county line."
--Mark : Southerland,
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce president: "This will
bring solid jobs to a. poor
community. The chamber board of,
directors. passed a resolution in
support of this plant
unanimously. I thank you five
people who stood up to bring jobs
to Taylor County. As a
businessman, I say thank you. As
a parent, I say thank you. If we
want our kids to stay in Taylor
County, then theybneed to be able
to get jobs they can live well
with. Thank you."
--Doris Kelynack, Perry
resident: "I'm disappointed in our
elected officials. I thought they
would have more sense than they
--Polly Perkins, Perry resident:
"Have we thought about all the
power lines? We are their (JEA)
--Elinor Elfner, Leon County
resident: "In a rural county, you
are worried about jobs. A coal
plant will have a regional impact.
You need to look at the whole big
picture and consider our
--Jobe Mirkaw, Taylor County
resident: "I commend and
congratulate. the commissioners of
Madison County for voting this
down. First they wanted to bomb
us out, now they want to smoke
us out. We need clean jobs."
--Rick Breer, Taylor County
Development Authority director:
"The power consortium' will
spearhead a project with Taylor
Technical Institute and North
Florida Community College to
train our children to be able to get
these jobs...economic impact will
be about $6,500 for every man,
woman and child in Taylor-
--John Freeman, Taylor County
resident::"I'm a resident of Taylor,
County and I'm glad, to see it
come here. We need these jobs and
it will bring a lot of people home,
off the road."
--Donald Willis, M.D., Leon
County resident: "One hundred
thousand newborns every year are
overexposed to mercury."
--Susan Curtis, Steinhatchee
resident: "I saw the haze (power
plants) brought over Tampa...why
do we want to do this here when
we are all about promoting Taylor
County's Nature Coast? We have
been hoodwinked, just like the
folks in Appalachia."
--Lamar Dice, Taylo'r t ounty
resident: "I have helped build
power plants and my father built
them before me. They're not what
they've been made out to be
--Tommie Stanaland, Taylor'
County resident: "I applaud you
for voting your conscience."
--Stephen Pike, Madison
County: "I appreciate the citizens
of Taylor County that stand with
r Taylor County
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we stand with you."
--Walter Cox, Taylor County
resident: "If this follows the Clean
Air Act, I'm for it. If they fudge
on that they'll be putting out stuff
--Jim Bassett, Taylor County
Development Authority chairman:
"In the early 1980s there was a
plan for Seminole Electric to build
a coal-fired power plant in. Taylor
County. A petition was signed by
5,000 citizens to bring it here."
--George Stamos, Taylor
County resident:. "I encourage you
to look at the Florida Department
of Health Guidelines regarding
(eating) fish and think about what
--Dot Inman-Johnson;, former
mayor of Tallahassee: "Tallahassee
is not a done deal. It's not a done
deal until the citizens of
Tallahassee vote. Do yourselves a
service and put this issue on
referendum, that way this will not
be a decision of five, but by the
--Thomas Gibson III: "The
citizens should be able to vote on
--Rick Brown, CEO of Doctors'
Memorial Hospital: "I called the
chief executive officer of the
hospital in Crystal River and
asked her what she had seen as
regards to a health impact from the
power plant there. She said that
since she has been there--20 years-
-she had not seen any increase in
these health issues they've talked
about. The number one discharge
disease 'we see (at DMH) is
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease. You want to do
something to help the health of
the citizens of Taylor County?
Pass a referendum banning
--August Maxwell; Taylor
County resident: "I don't think our
county fathers have done a good
job. Is this as good as we can do?
A power plant? I think we can do
--Elizabeth Sadler, Perry
resident: "What has happened to
common sense? You have been
--Joe Burs Jr., Taylor County
resident: "I'm on the Seminole
Electric Board. Last week we were
told we only had a three-day
supply of gas. Luckily we found
enough. Coal is safe today and
this means jobs for our people."
--James Casselman, Taylor
County resident: "I worked on a
coal fire house near Orlando.:
After it was finished, they built
homes right across from it. They
cost $250,000 to $1 million:-,
Now, they wouldn't have built:
something that cost that much if
they were too worried about the.
--Sonny Parker, Taylor County-
resident: "Bring it on!"
--Nikki Gold, Taylor County
resident: "I have lived near a power
plant. I have seen the problems
and pollution its brings. We need
a vote--there are too many on both
--Diane Whitfield, Taylor
County resident: "Why did they
(the TCDA) spend 25 years
pursuing a power plant? The.
petition was in. 1985, that's 20i
.* Please see page 3
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A-3 The Taco Times September 21,2005
Pediatrician raises health questions
Continued from page 1
Former City of Tallahassee mayor Dot Inman-Johnson told
Taylor County commissioners: "Tallahassee is not a 'done deal'
for the coal-fired plant."
Continued from page 2
:years ago.. I'm not sure if the
Mandate was still there."
--John Hedrick, of the Panhandle
Citizens Coalition: "Global
warming--we have already gotten a
little taste of what 'it means from
Katrina and the tidal surge from
S--Sheri Mislyier, Leon County
resident: "I have a daughter who
has asthma, I am against this
--Holl Binns. Leon County
resident: This plant \ "ill ha\e an
impactt :on folks' everyday lives."
S --Jim Walker, Taylor-County
resident: "There is no such thing
:as safe coal." .
--Van Lewis,'Franklin County:
S: "We must not kill our children in
Sthe names of jobs, .
S--Ben Dyckman, Leon Couity:
S"It seems like this is shady'
Business. Is it worth it to get jobs
if it means the destruction of the
--Brian Lupiani, Leon County
resident: "I think a referendum is a
good idea. Good luck!"
--Charles Sadler. Taylor County
resident: "You are looking at.
hands that have worked 30 years in
building coal power plants.. work
in the industry and I appreciate the
county commissioners for what
-John ,Dickert, Perry resident:
."Taylor County will get io
benefit from this plant. With its
location (behind Buckeye) it will
be a double whammy on people's
--Ed Deaton, Leon 'County
resident: "Ilive on.the south side
of Tallahassee. I don't want this
to be the straw that kills my (98-
S--Janice Blair Jackson, Taylor
County resident: "We have learned
a thing or two since 1985. In
2004,, 6,000 people said no to a,
bombing range. We need to have a
infections and impairs lung
development. Asthma is the
number one reason for school
Barrie then offered various ways
to reduce the amount of coal
needed by using energy more
efficiently and using "green
energy" such as wind, solar and
Reducing the energy output of a
home can be as easy as replacing
incandescent light bulbs with
florescent ones or buying new
"Energy Star" appliances, Barrie
The film also described how
cities and school districts are also
moving toward energy efficiency.
The school district in Sumner
County, Tenn., spent $24 million
for new lights, a geothermal
system and other energy-saving
devices, saving them more than $1
million per year in power bills.
One of the companies
spotlighted as working toward
'"green" energy sources is
Jacksonville Electric Authority
(JEA), one of the utilities behind
the North Florida Power Product
and the proposed Taylor County
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have seen what they can do and
would like to have the benefit of
that in our community."
Whitfield then introduced Dr.
Julia St. Petery, a pediatrician
who has practiced in Tallahassee
for the past 29 years.
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anything about coal-fired power
plants," Petery said.
"I read in the Tallahassee paper
this morning about the land deal
and I felt so strongly about this
issue and how it relates to my
patients, that I came anyway."
"Asthma is the disease I see
most. When .I finished training in
Gainesville, it was rare to see
asthma, now it's rare to see a child
who isn't wheezing."
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AMVETS Post 20 and the
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Taylor County Historical Society
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smoked BBQ" dinner planned
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with the Florida Forest Festival.
Tickets are on sale now and can
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September 24th wedding
Ruth Knight, the daughter of Donnie M. Dykes of Perry, and
Rick Parker, the son of Bill and Bornie. Parker of Perry,
will be married on Friday, Sept. 24, 2005, at 7 p.m. in the
Lighthouse Revival Center on Granger Drive. All friends and
relatives of the couple are invited to attend.
Page speaks to seniors
Malcolm Page, district one, will
be the guest speaker at the Taylor
County Senior Citizens Center
today (Wednesday), beginning at
Page will discuss items of
interest regarding his district and
will give an update on the county
commission's work in general.
'The piblicis' invite 'lo attend
this special meeting. The Senior
! Center is located in the old Gladys
Morse Elementary School located
SEPT. 29 7 PM
OCT. 27 -7 PM
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NOV. 14 7 PM
Pianist Teresa Walters
DEC. 1 7 PM
JAN; 12-7 PM.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
FEB. 17 7 PM
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For more information. on
activities, please contact Annetta
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These families are...
Ready for a reunion?
The Levingston-Ross-Lashley-Wood Reunion is planned for
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Forest Capital Park with lunch at 12 noon. All
friends and relatives are invited; please bring a covered dish to share.
Forks, cups, plates and.ice will be furnished.
For more information, you may call 584-7832 or 838-2933.
The King Family Reunion will be held. at the Shriner's building
(off Highway 19 and Ash.Street) on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 12 noon. Lunch
will-be served at 1 p.m.; everyone is asked to bring a covered dish to
share, and also photographs representing the family's history. For more
information, please call Susan K. Lee at 223-2435.
Courtney Elise Dyer
Tori Carmichael-Wiles and Vaughn Dyer of Burford, S.C., announce
the birth 'bf their daughter, Courtney Elise, on Aug. 15, 2005, at 1:37
a.m. The new arrival weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches
Maternal grandparents are Vicky and Terry Murphy, Dawson and Donna
Maternal great grandparents are Price and Barbara Carmichael, Yvonne
and Malcom Wiles.
Paternal grandparents are Alan and Wendy Dyer.
Natalia Ja'Nae Burnett
Nathaniel (III) and Brandice Burnett of Perry announce the birth of their
daughter, Natalia Ja'Nae, on Aug. 27, 2005, at 6:24 p.m. in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 and
one-half inches long..
Maternal grandparents are Arthur and Armatha Daniels of Perry, and
Earnest Smith of Miami. The baby's maternal great grandparents are the
late Nora L. Iirk of Perry and Betty Smith of Miami.
Paternal grandparents are Tommy and Floritha Buggs of Perry, and
Nathaniel (Jr.) and Elizabeth Burnett of Perry. Paternal great grandparents
are J. and Ethel McKnight of Perry, and the late Fred Richardson.
The new arrival was welcomed d by sisters Na'Quan Burnett of South
Carolina and Khara Bray of Perry.
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Brandie C. Taylor '
James Hinton Jr.
September 1,0, 2005
Keri Rachelle Bundrick
Robert Christopher Ponder,-
September 17, 2005
S Hope K.;Harvey ,,
.Arthur W. Watkins III
October 15, 2005: ,
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S October 31, 2005
November 12. 2005 '
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on Aug. 12
J.R. Blue, the son of Randy
Blue of Perry, received, his
Bachelor's degree in criminal
justice on Aug. 12.
Blue attended Taylor County
High. School and graduated in
May, 2002, from Leon County.
In June of that year, he attended
the first summer transition
program offered at North Georgia
College and State University, and
enrolled in the military senior
In September (2002), he was
recognized as Freshman of the
Month by the military department;
the following September (2003),
he was named the N.C.O.. of the
month. By September of 2004,
he had achieved the rank of
captain, prior to graduation.
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Alpha fraternity, and is employed
by the college. He will continue
his education at North Georgia
College and State University,
pursuing a Master's degree.
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' Continued from page 1
departments and other operating
costs such as fuel, according to
County Finance Director Tammy
Recurring expenditures in the
general fund are projected to exceed
recurring revenue by $93,000.
This shortfall will be balanced
with cash reserves.
Compared to the size of the
budget, this amount is small and
:will most likely be made up by
some departments coming in under
budget, Taylor said.
In the general fund, salaries and
benefits are set to increase
$226,000, operational costs by
$336,000 and constitutional
officers requests by $916,000.
New departments in the general
fund include a management
information systems department, a
new inmate crew and operational
costs for the Taylor County
In the MSTU fund, recurring
expenditures increased by
$320,000 ard exceed recurring
revenue by $147,000.. This
shortfall will also be balanced by
reserves, Taylor said.
Some $160,000 in the MSTU
reserves has been earmarked for
the purchase of a new fire truck.
The most significant increase in
MSTU expenditures, according to
Taylor, is for the county fire
department, in which salaries and
benefits increased 46 percent.
This includes the addition of
three new firefighter positions for
the beaches area and Steinhatchee,
at the cost of approximately
Commissioner Jack Brown
made a motion to adopt the budget
at Monday's meeting with
Commissioner Pat Patterson
seconding. The budget was
approved in a 4-0 vote.
Commissioner Clay Bethea was
not present, having been called out
Co-workers praise Hooper
Continued from page 1,
they work with Hooper. "He also
broke a leg and had numerous
Jeremy Hartman, a former co-
worker and family friend said
yesterday (Tuesday) that Hooper is
in stable condition, improving
"He is breathing on his own,"
Hartman said. "Now that his lungs
have stopped bleeding and are
sealed, the doctors were able to
take the ventilation tubes out.
"He's not quite out of the coma
yet, but he responds slightly when
he hears a voice that is familiar
and opens his eyes a little bit.
You an tell he's trying to focus."
Hooper's co-workers praised
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W A rejuvenated Taylor County
l-igh football team travels to
aernon this Friday night to take
bn one of the top Class 2B teams
In the state.
5 The 2-1 Bulldogs are back at
Full strength after an open date
,while Vernon may be still reeling
'from its last-second, 21-18 defeat
3o number two-ranked Class 2B
S"Vernon (3-1) is by far the best
team we have faced this season,"
-Taylor County Coach Price Harris
said. "They are big, strong and
fast. We can't really match up with
".hem so we're just going to have to
-et after them."
The first-year Bulldog coach
aid Vernon's offensive attack
A-6 TheTaco Times September 21,2005
I Bulldogs hit
id to Vernon
features 'a 6-4 left-handed
quarterback who has thrown for
more than 8,000 yards in his-
"They also have a 220-pound
running back who will be hard to'
stop." the coach said.
Look for Vernon to run out of
the "I" formation as well as the
On defense, Vernon runs a 5-3
set similar to TCHS scheme.
"They depend a lot on speed for.
.the defense to be successful," he
.Harris said the Bulldogs' 2-1
start to the 2005 campaign has
been nice but they still have a
way to go.
"There are no more easy games
on our schedule. We are getting
close to the district portion of our
schedule and, hopefully, our kids
'ill step up to meet the
challenge," he said.
Harris said during the off'week
his team has worked on its special
teams. The Bulldogs have given
up several big returns in their last
few outings. ,
"Our kids have been working
hard but we've got to find the ones
who want to make the tackles," he
The Bulldogs will lojd the bus
for the three and a half hour trip to
Vernon about 1 p.m. Friday.
Kickoff for the contest. which is
in the central time zone, is at 8
p.m. (Perry time).
Sept. 16 OPEN
.Sept. 23 Vernon Away 7:30 p.m.
*Sept. 30 Madison Away 7:30 p.m.
**Oct. 7 East Gadsden Perry 7:30 p.m.
*Oct. 14 Dixie County Perry 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 NFCC Perry 7:30 p.m.
*Oct. 28 Fort White Perry 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 Jefferson County Away 7:30 p.m.
Record improves to 3-1
TCMS plays 2 games in 5 days
_The Taylor County Middle
-School football team had to play
.wo games in five days, but came
6ut of the fray 1-1, 3-1 on the
Quincy handed the Bulldogs
their first loss of the season on
Sept. 8 by a 22-7 margin but
TCMS battled back from the
defeat last week with a 34-7
thrashing of Ft. White.
In the Quincy contest, the 'Dogs
fell behind early 14-0 due to
turnovers and big plays.
"I think we were a little
intimidated when they stepped off
the bus because of their size and it
showed in our play," Coach Dale
TCMS came out after halftime
with a different attitude, holding
Quincy to three and out then
taking the ball on offense and
Members of the Taylor County Middle School football team
advance the ball downfield during recent action at Dorsett
Stadium. The Bulldogs are now 3-1 on the season.
Seventh Day Adventist church
driving down the field.
Ty Crow ley's 20 yard pass to
Kelvin Bellamy narrowed the
score to 14-7 with Crowle's kick.
But once again, mistakes cost
the 'Dogs as Quincy intercepted a
pass late in the game and returned
it for a touchdown to make the
final 22-7. .
The Bulldogs got back on track
at Ft. White. scoring on their first
play from scrimmage only to have
the play called back on a penally.
But TCMS drove do\ n the field
anyway with Belamy scoring on a
10-yard pass from Crow ley.
The Bulldog defense played
strong all night as Ft. White could
not move the ball.
Bellamy ended the night w\ith
two TD catches from Crowley
while Reggie King. Cory Sadler
and Tony Jackson all scored on
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quarter. Crowlev's 50-yard
attempt had the distance but was
just wide left.
"I think everyone in the stadium
was amazed and actually pulling
for it to go through. It is just
phenomenal that a middle schooler
can even get close from that
distance." Brewer said.
The coach reported that every
player on his near 80-man roster
saw action last week.
"We still made a couple of
mistakes but we have an open
week before playing Madison so
hopeful \\e can get it all worked
out," he said.
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Ruff to lead Homecoming services.
Steven Ruff will be the guest speaker at Lakeside
Baptist: Church when it celebrates its 52nd
Homecoming on Sunday, Sept 25.
Sunday School gets underway at 9:45 am. with
morning worship at 11. Dinner on the grounds will
follow the service. Everyone is invited.
Women invited to retreat Sept. 30
Women who are hurting from emotional or physical'
* abuse, or grief, are invied to attend a non-
denominational, Christian retreat for spiritual and
emotional healing planned Friday, Sept. 30, arid
S' Saturday, Oct. 1.
Structured for "Wounded Women," the retreat
Includes Friday services from 6:30 until 9 p.m., and
Saturday classes from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. with lunch
planned. Guest speaker for this event will be Mrs.
Sarah Godwin of Pelham, Ga.
S The retreat is sponsored by an intercessory prayer
Steam of Christians of different faiths, from various
churches in the community.
J Interested in attending? Please call Deanna Lamb at
S584-5146, Anniese Carmichael at 584-5352, Lynn
' Milam at 584-5935 or Carol Wood at 584-5643. Space
is limited and your prompt response is requested.
New Mt. Zion salutes friends
: Ne\ Mi. Zion will observe Family and Friends Day
Son Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. Pastor Horace Brow n of
Jacksonville will speak on the theme of "Working
Together in Unity." Dinner will be served following
By: B.D. WILLIAMS
The Gift of Time
Don't put off till tomorrow, what
could be done today.
Don't let excuses stop you, as
you go on your way.
For tomorrow is a mystery,
today is close at hand.
Reach out to someone who's in
need, tell them you understand.
Show someone that you really
care. gi'e a hug or two.
et --someotne hear three little
words, a simple "I love you."
Listen to what others say; truly
lend them an ear.
Ease a worry, lift a care, or quiet
Spend time with someone who's
W "Daddy Bob"
It's only been a month since
you left us.
August 22; 2005
Your Perry Family, I
'. Marie, Greg & Kids
- O u o u' Y^ u u u u
Jenkins to speak at Lloyd revival
The First Baptist Church of Lloyd welcomes the
Rev. Bill Jenkins for revival services Sunday, Sept. 25
at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., afd weeknights, Sept. 26-28, at
7 p.rm. Dinner on the grounds will follow the Sunday
morning service. 'Special music is planned nightly
with these special observances: Sunday is Children's
Night; Monday is Pack-a-Pew Night; and Wednesday
is Youth Night.
The church is located at 124 St. Louis Street in
Lloyd. Everyone is cordially invited.
Children's Home Choir sings here
The Lighthouse Children's-Home Choir will sing at
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 25, during
the 6 p.m. service. Pastor Billy Gipson invites
everyone to attend.
Church honors pastor's anniversary
,Members of St. Peter's Primitive Baptist Church will
'begin celebrating their Pastor Chester Davis' Ilth
anniversary on Friday, Sept. 23, with New Home
Church of Pinetta in charge.
Saturday night will bring a pastor's banquet at 7 p.m.
with a musical concert from Quincy. On Sunday at
3:30 p.m., Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will
lead services. Everyone is invited to attend.
Revival services continue in Athena
Revival services continue through Friday at Athena
Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth McCloud of Cairo,
Ga., as guest speaker. Weeknight services begin at 7
p.m.; a nursery is provided.
A-7 TaCO Times September 21, 2005
^ Bud & Barbara Lee
"His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me."
Sunday, Sept. 25
Worship Leaders 8:30 & I 1:00 a.m.
CONCERT 7:00 p.m. s
The public is invited. Invite your friends! -
Bud and Barbara Lee are traveling Music Evangelists from Blue Springs, Missouri. Since
1987, they have shared in full-time vocal and instrumental music ministry.
Bud is an ordained minister and baritone soloist. Barbara is a very gifted pianist and
teacher. Together, their soul-stirring music has challenged many congregations to a vibrant
worship experience: They have four albums to their credit.
405,E. Hampton Springs Ave. (850) 584-7441 Dr. Michael Hail, pastor
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And give time to the children, not
forever will they be.
So many things we all could do,
if we would simply take the time.
To love an(d laugh and listen and
to others just be kind.
Don't put off rill tomorrow, what
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The gift of time so precious, as
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Jack' Doolittle, is an
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Final approval by the governor and
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discharges from the plant to
surface waters," he said.
SHe said by-products from the
plant are expected -to be sold for
offsite commercial use:
SGypsum can be used in the:
manufacturing of wallboard and
ash can be used in concrete
manufacturing or as aggregate in
Thomas J. Williamson
Thomas J. "T. J." Williamson,
72, Iof Tavares, died Sept. 12,
Born in, Opp, Ala., Mr.
Williamson and his wife Myrtice,:
StMancill) Williamson moved from
Leesburg to Perry in 1983 and to
Tavares in 2004. He was'the
retired owdfner of Williamson Well
Drilling and a former member of
the Mtl. Dora Baptist Church. Mr.
Williamson also served with the
U.S. Army during the Korean
Conflict, was a member of the
Moose Lodge in Leesburg, the
it. Dora Veterans of Foreign
VWars and American Legion.
Survivors include: his wife.
Myrtice Williamson of Tavares;
three daughters, Shannon Melton
of Tavares. Cheryl Parkee of Perry
and Mary Louise Farnham of
Nayo: three sons. Billy Thomas
\Villiamson Sr. of Unitilla and
Bills T. "Bo" Williamson and
Thomas Jason Brooks, both of
Perry: one brother, Benny
Williamson of Eustis; five sisters.
Willie Wise of Eustis, Monnie
Ruiledge of Orlando, Mirl
Williamson of Altamonte
Springs. Ginny Ownes of
Blackshear. Ga., and Emmie
Brinson of Umatilla; 14
grandchildren: and 10 great
Mr. Williamson was preceded in
death by one son. David Anthony
"Tony," one son-in-law, one sister
and three brothers.
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Funeral services were held
Monday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at
Page-Theus Funeral Home with
Pastor Tommie Stanaland
officiating. Burial with military
honors followed at Lone Oak
Cemetery in Leesburg.
Family members received
friends Sunday, from 3 until 6
p.m. at Page-Theus Funeral Home'
Chapel, which was in charge of
Nellie Mae Dixon
Nellie Mae Dixon Jackson, 71.
the former manager of the D & D
Restaurant, died Sept. 19, 2005,
She is survived by: four
daughters, Linda Rowland of
Sacramento, Calif.. Nellie Jean
Howard, Leigha Melessa and Bob
Ellison, Dana Lynn and Brent
Anderson, all of Perry; three
brothers, "Buddy" Leo Dixon,
John L. Dixon and Wayne Dixon,
all of Perry; four sisters, Helen
Kinsey and Bobbie Thames of
Perry, Vivian Collins of Palatka
and Tommie, Whiddon of Shady
Grove; 11 grandchildren; and nine
She was predeceased by one
brother, Donnie Ray Dixon.
Memorial services will be held
Monday. Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in
Athena Baptist Church.
Beggs Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
concrete blocks and road building.
He said air quality concerns are
related to older plants built decades
"The air quality impacts of the
plant will be- well below the
-limits set by environmental
regulations to protect human
health and the environment,"
Iuman health expert Dr.
Christopher Teaf addressed the-
emissions the plant is expected to
"Initial evaluations do not
suggest impacts from the plant to
public, health locally or
regionally," he said.
Teaf, who has been on the
Florida State University faculty
since 1979, said particulate matter
Swill not be a health issue here as
it is at.older plants.
I He said mercury emissions will
be controlled by several steps in
the pollution abatement system.
"Mercury emission will not
affect fish in area water bodies,"
Lawson said the economic
benefits to the community will be
"This project will contribute
millions of dollars to the local
economy in payroll and
purchases," the project manager
He said the five-year
construction period will peak with
1,500 workers with 180 full-time
employees once the facility .is
"These will be high-paying jobs
with full benefits," he-said.
Lawson also said the plant will
maintain 30 to 300 maintenance
contractor workers at the site.
Lawson said the community can
expect' some impacts from the
plant during construction and
He said an average of.one 100-
car train (about one-mile long) per
day will deliver fuel to the plant.
Also, 10 trucks per day \~ill be
delivering limestone to the plant
Cards of thanks
We, the family of David Padgett
would like to extend our sincere
thanks from our heart to all the
friends who called, made visits,
brought food, and sent flowers and
cards at the time of our loss of our
loved one. Special thanks to
Officer Lin Gray who arrived at
the home first during the 911 call.
Thanks, also, to the EMT's and
the DMH staff and especially the
nurse Kim Spradley who took care
of me (the wife) also at the
A warm thanks is extended to
the First Baptist Church family
and the ladies who prepared a great
The family of Franklin D. Hill
would like to express our sincere
thanks to our family and friends
for the food, flowers, phone calls,
and most especially to our family
for their love during the loss of
our father and grandfather.
Special thanks go out to
Brother Gary French for a
beautiful service. Southside
Baptist Church and Friendship
Baptist Church for the food and
assistance provided, Judy Durham
and Julie Carter for your love and
kindness. Felicia Maiullo for
providing the songs chosen, and
Beggs Funeral Home. Please
continue to keep us in your
thoughts and prayer.
We love you all,
Jimmy. Nancy. Jerrod. Jessica
Sand Jayce Pittman
Tyson and Haley Hart
Ricky and Kim Hill and Family
meal after the service. B.D. Williams. The occasion was
Special thanks to Brother Glenn JUNIORS enjoyable. The Juniors gave each
Baker and brother Eddie Pridgeon Continue from page 7 Senior a very beautiful card of
who brought us a wonderful thanks and appreciation for the
service when our hearts were very hall of New Brooklyn NM. Baptist help they have given them
sad. Church. They gave the Seniors a throughout the years and. the
May God bless everyone. repast and the food was delicious, prayers which have helped them to
Debbie Padgett, Shaun, Crystal, There were' green beans, rice. be the young that they love and
Marlon. Joy, grandchildren, chicken, tossed salad, rolls, cake are proud of. Seniors you cast
Raymond, Billie Joe, Jimmy Ray, and ice stream and iced tea and your bread on the water and the
Pandora. Dean and Irvin Hill. Inez water. The honored guests were Lord blessed you to see the
Jacobs and Faye Padgett Mirs. Corine Howell and Mrs. returns.
about 700 feet.
He said that although the
owners of the plant are
municipalities and are exempt
from local property taxes, annual
financial contributions will be
Lawson said he will focus on
making purchases from local
businesses and contracting for
local labor when possible.
"We.expect to partner with local
economic development and job-
training groups to maximize the
potential for local hiring and
benefits to local businesses," he
We are looking
for homes and
land in Taylor,
areas to sell. If
you are thinking
of selling, please
call for a FREE
Our team is
ready to help.
KELLY & KELLY
for its scrubber. The plant will
need rail and transmission
corridors and will have a stack of
Have a hot dog
Capital City Bank will host a
hot dog luncheon Thursday, Sept.
22, to benefit March of Dimes
The cost of' the lunch will be
$3.50, which will include a hot
dog, chips, a cookie or brownie
and a drink. The luncheon will
begin at11 a.m. and last until all
the food is sold.
SAC meets Tuesday
The Taylor Counrty Elementary
School Advisory Council (SAC)
will meet Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1
The' public is invited to attend;
the meeting will be held in the
school's media center.
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The' Walk That Saves Babies is
: arch of Dimes WalkAmerica
is scheduled for Saturday, Sept.
24, at Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union. Breakfast
will be served by the employees of
BCFCU starting at 7:30 a.m. for a
donation to the March of Dimes.
The walk down Jefferson Street
will begin at 9 a.m. "If you would
like to join the walk, simply
show up! Children are invited to
bring decorated bicycles, tricycles,
scooters and more to join in the
festivities," Co-Chairs Cynthia
Nowlin and Kristie Lutz said.
"The event is one you and your
children will not want to miss.
Join in the fun 'along with
Chairwoman Lori Hearne and the
Walk. America Ambassador
family:. Seth, Sara, Selina,
Samantha and Anna Drawdy.
The carnival atmosphere will
include lots of activities for the
young and young at heart, and
ticket purchases will continue the
Games, activities and face
painting will be provided by
Kmart and -Healthy. Sta-rt
Coalition, as well as other local
families and businesses. There
will be lots of. refreshments
including hot dogs, sno cones,
smoothies and ice cream to
support the cause.
And don't miss the dunking
booth! Emily Ketring, Daryll
Gunter and Oscar Howard Jr.--just
to name a few--will be in' the dunk
tank. Tickets may be purchased for
$.50 each, 12 for $5 or 30 for
Also, on Sept. 29, March of
Dimes will be sponsoring a
spaghetti lunch for:$5 per ticket.
That includes spaghetti, brea3
stick, green,beans and dessert.
Dinners may be picked-up at
Kmart or delivery is available.
BANDING TOGETHER TO SAVE BABIES!
Taylor County youngsters were featured on this year's
"Blue Jeans for, Babres" t-shirts, sold as part of the
WalkAmerica fund-raising campaign. Join the "walk that
saves babies" this Saturday at Buckeye Community Federal
Credit Union. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. and include games for
children along with a dunking booth.
Faculty and staff at Taylor County Head Start (above) display some of the items they gathered
recently for Hurricane Katrina victims. (Right) Superintendent of Schools Oscar Howard Jr. i
and Taylor County Elementary Principal Sylvia Ivey show items gathered by that school's staff
McMackin to display artwork at Madison campus
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The works of artist Meredith
McMackin will be on display at
North Florida Community
College Art GallerS Sept. 26
through Oct. 21. An opening
reception featuring McMackin will
be Friday. Sept. 23. from 6-b
p.m. Refreshments ill be served
and the public is in\ ied.
The reception and exhibit.
sponsored by the NFCC Art
Department. are open to the public
without charge. Coordinating the
Dates & events
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exhibit is NFCC art instructor
Lisa Frank, who invites the public
to "please come and support' the
McMackin is a working artist
and teacher in Tallahassee. She
teaches part-time for the Art
Department at Florida State
University as well as Tallahassee's
LeMoyne Art enter and the Brush
and Palette. Her works deals with
concepts about environment.
memory and light.
AARP: last Wed. 10 am. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th Mon.
7 p.m. main. hanger at airport
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon.
Joyce's MainStreet Cale
MainStreet Perry: First Monday of each
month. Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon
NAACP: 2nd Sun, 6 p.m.. New Brooklyn
Missionary Baptist Church
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe
Perry Garden Club: third Wed 10 a m.
Perry Elks Lodge: 2nd 3rd & 4th Tues.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and Third
Monday nights, 7.30 p m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st. 3rd Wed., 7 p m
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7.30 p m
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs. 7 p.m.
(club house on Courtney Road)
Perry Woman's Club: 2nd Wed':, noon
(Sept May. subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Joyce s Main
Taylor County Leadership Council: 2nd
and 4th Friday, 7 p.m. Jerkins
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7 30 p m. Call 584-
Airport Advisory Commission: 4th
Monday, 12 noon. Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs., 8
a m., chamber board room
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at 6:30
County Commission: first Mon and third
Tues. at 6 p m.. courthouse annex
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs. 9
"I consider myself primarily a
painter, although I enjoy
.experimenting with a variety of
media and processes. especially\
printmaking." said Mclackin.
"MN work is inspired by my
personal surroundings as well as
lcMackin received her MFA
from FSLi in 200)3 Before coming
to Florida in 2000. lNMcMackin
taught high school art in Lake
Oswego, Ore. She earned a Master
am, at Juvenile Justice Office 1719 S
Planning Board: 1st Thurs. 6 pm
Courthouse annex (old post office)
Social Security: representatives 2nd
Tues, 8-30 a m to noon courthouse annex
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: 3rd Fr 2 p m. courthouse
Taylor County Development Authority:
2nd Mon 5 pm at Chamber of
Taylor County School Board: 1st and
3rd Tues, 7 p m
Taylor County Soil & Water Board: 4th
Mon 7 p.m. Chaparral Steakhouse
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: 3rd
Wed. at 18820 Beach Road 5 p.m
Tourism Development Council: 2nd
Wed 4 p m at Chamber of Commerce
4 INTERESTS '.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday. 2 p.m,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Mon.
7 p.m. Jerkins Center
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: every Wednesday. 3 30 p.m..
Chamber of Commerce Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs
6 30 p.m Scout Hut
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons. 1-5 p m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs 1 30 pm. Forest
Capital Hall Call 584-8553 or 584-9207
Humane Society of Taylor County: 2nd
Wednesday. 6 p m, Forest Capital Hall.
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: 1st
Thursday. 7 p.m, at Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: each 2nd Tuesday of month,
7 p.m at the district building Beach
La Leche League International: 2nd
of Arts in teaching from Lewis &
Clark College in Portland, Ore.,
and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from
Oregon State Uni\ersity. She
currently works in a variety of
media and maintains a studio at
Railroad Square Art Park in
Please join NFCC and artist
McMackin for the Sept. 23
opening reception. 6-8 p.m. The
exhibit will also be open to the
public Monday through Friday. 8
Wed. 1030 am. Taylor County Public
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fn Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat. 7 pm Tribal grounds, Lyman
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak Hill
Village on Woods Creek Road. 1st Sat
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly on first Thursday. Golden Corral.
7 p.m 584-9185
Republican Party of Taylor County:
Second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
Quincy Street. E-mail Tommle Stanaland at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 584-8815.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at Ihe Chamber of Commerce Call
584-9656 or 584-3617 or e-mail taylor
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m.. 502 N Center Street 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club: 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 209. Capital City Bank
Taylor County Historical Society: 3rd
Mon, 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society s museum is open every Thursday,
1 5 pm
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: 2nd Sat. 10 a.m Arena
located on Bishop Blvd
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays. 10
a m. to noon. Taylor County Public Library
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
2nd Thurs. 7 p m., Forest Capital Hall -
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p m, at Henage House on
Washington Street, across from public
a.m.' to 4;30 p.m., Sept. 26
through Oct. 21. The NFCC Art
Gallery is located, in the Student
Center. Building 9. on the NFCC
campus in Madison.
For more information, please
contact Lisa Frank at (850) 973-
1642 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Job fair slated Oct. 19
Looking for the right job? Or,
looking for reliable, qualified
employees'? Job hunters and job
recruiters alike will have the
library, and another AA group who meets
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at
Serenity House. located at 1260 Hwy. 98
West, across from the BP station at 8 p.m
AL-ANON: SI James Episcopal Church
in library), Wednesdays 12 noon to 1 pm
584-2146. Thursday ai 630 for beginners
meeting with regular meeting at 7 p m
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
4th Tues noon, 107 East Green Street
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon, 9
a m.. Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
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. Saturday.
10 30 am open meeting
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat, 10 a m
The Way: Christ centered recovery group,
meets on Fridays at 7 p m at Serenity House
on Hwy, 98 W. across from BP Station
Open to alcoholics' addicts, family members
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AMVETS Post 20, Ladles Auxiliary and
Sons of AMVETS: 3rd Tuesday ol each
month. 7 p.m, at 2499 Woods Creek
American Legion Post #96: 1st Tues, 7
p m. Amencan Legion Hall. Center Street.
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tues 8 p.m
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Tuesday at VFW Post on Center Street, 7
p m. For information, call 584-5346.
VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues 7 p.m.
(American Legion building)
To add your service club or
organization to the Community
Calendar, please call (850) 584-
5513 or send an e-mail to:
perfect opportunity to get together
at a six-county job fair scheduled
Wednesday,: Oct. 19,. at
North Florida Community
College. Local Employment
Connections offices, the Madison
Chamber of Commerce and NFCC
are joining forces to match local
employers with available
employees. The job fair. is open
to the public 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at
the Colin P. Kelly Gymnasium
(Building #12) on the NFCC
campus, off U. S. Hwy. 90 in
Job fair organizers say the event
will attract employers and
prospective employees from
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor
counties. Businesses can reserve a
. space in advance by.calling Cindy
Bennett, Madison Employment
Connections, at 850/973-9675 or
The Taylor County Senior
Center is calling on. all musicians
and singers to volunteer their
talents at the center.
"If ypu play an instrument,
sing, love music, love sharing
your talents and performing, then
this is just for you. Requests are
also being made for gospel music,
country music, big band music
and more. Impromptu jam
sessions are welcome," coordinator
Ann Burch said.
To volunteer, contact Burch at
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Letters tohe Editor
Are you perplexed by officials 'apathy'?
A May 31, 2005, press release
issued by National Institutes of
Health. National Institute of,
Environmental Health Science (see
http://wwv.niehs.nih.go oc news'
diabetes.htm) note that "people
with diabetes may be a higher risk
of cardiovascular problems when
air pollution levels are higher." The
press release stated that the ability
of the blood vessels to control
blood flow was impaired in adults
with diabetes on days with elevated
levels of particles from traffic and
coal-burning power plants.
The ;researchers evaluated
several kinds of fine particles
found in air pollution, vWhich
included sulfate particles which
i-come mainly from coal-burning
power plants. As noted in the press
S"Our strongest finding was that
blood vessel reactivity was
impaired in people with diabetes
on days when concentrations of'
.sulfate particles and black carboii
were higher." said Marie O'Neil,
Ph.D., an epidemiologist now with
Robert Wood Johnson Health &
Society. Scholars program? at
University of Michigan and lead
author on the study. "Impaired
vascular reactivity .has been
associated with an increased risk of
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problems." positive diagnosis of type I and n
"Previous studies have shown' diabetes. -The second group
that when air pollution levels are included subjects who were not
higher, people with diabetes have diabetic,. but. who had a family
higher. rates of hospitalization and history of diabetes or blood sugar
death related to cardiovascular levels slightly higher than normal.
problems," said NIEHS Director "We hope our study will
David Schwartz, M.D.- "These remind people that reducing air
changes in blood vessel reactivity pollution is important for
may help ,explain this everyone's health, but especially-
phenomenon." for vulnerable members of our
S"We don't really understand population, including the elderly
why fine particles may cause this and people with chronic health:
decrease' in vascular reactivity,"' problems such as diabetes."
said O'Neil. "Further research is A lot of residents of Perry and
needed to confirm this association Taylor County continue to be
between air pollution and vascular perplexed at the apathy of our
health and to understand what elected officials and the Tiylor
causes people with diabetes to be County, Develbpment Authority
especially sensitive." 'regarding the ,obvious adverse,
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residents and divided them into Please see page 4
two groups. The first group
'Positives outweigh negatives'
Editor's Note: The signature on power plant being located in Taylor
this Letter to the Editor was Counts. I have many friends and
inadvertently omitted last week; It is re- acquaintances with differing
published in its entirety with the opinions, some with great passion
signature attached. for or against the cause.
Dear Editor. I am a daily Internet user. My
I .have listened and read experience and research has,
objectively to pro and con issues, brought me to the belief, you can
related to a potential coal-fired, find a negative or positive article,
Sor posting on the Internet for
almost any subject. That doesn't
l N always mean it is a fact.- Some
i T -things are, 'but there is also a
g tremendous ambunt.of opinions" or
experiences. You can find doctors
who have differing opinions on
ptember 21, 2005 what is good for us, bad for us, and
P.O. Box 888 indifference. You can find
S (850) 584-5513 negative health issues on almost
D. LINCOLN After my own research, I am in
liher support of the power' plant being
,located in Taylor County. I truly
SUSAN H. LINCOLN, believe the negatives will be
Managing Editor outweighed by the positive and the
BETH MANN economic.benefits are important.
AdBH M N Not just the plant but also the by-
er product manufacturing potential,
CAROL'N DuBOSE which could provide additional
Promotional Advertising economic gain for our community.
MELISSA FARRILL But, above and beyond all that, I
Classified Adebsing believe in.our government. I
d believe in our state and federal
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nty Chamber of Commerce. Sue Wise
B-2 Taco Times September 21, 2005
It was a Friday afternoon, Sept.
Four days ago, on Monday,
Hurricane. Katrina had hit, the
.Mississippi, Alabama and
Louisiana Gulf Coast. As though
the coast had spurned and scorned
this woman, Katrina moved ashore
in the style of Solomon's Proverb,
pouring her fury out on these
states, making history as a terrible
category five hurricane. Her hell
placed New Orleans in particular
and the coastal areas east, in the
past tense, as towns that used to
exist, but now did not.
We lived in Pascagoula, Miss.,
and had evacuated my invalid
mother, 340 miles east, to Taylor
County, and my beloved Perry,
home of my ancestors, and like
' home to me.: We were on this day,
buying out Wally World and
preparing to transport it to
Pascagoula, so our families and
friends could have food and water.
The potatoes were too high, so we.
went to Winn Dixie, in search of a
better deal. While there, I saw the
van, with a sign that read,
:"Hurricane Relief for Ocean
Springs and Yazoo City,
Mississippi. Please donate."
I drove over to the l1dN \% ho was
collecting the goods, found out she
was a Taylor County teacher (Ms.
Kreidler) and said, what about all
:of us in Pascagoula? She asked
where it was and from there
developed a marvelous thing.
I noticed she had a few things in
the van, and she'said they were
,going to drive it out. She figured
she could drive to Ocean Springs
and Yazoo City in about 7 hours,
but. she was worried about gas. I
looked at the little stack of stuff she
had, and volunteered 'to carry it
back and make sure' it got to the .
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iunty 'gives, visits,
right people, folks who needed it. I
had a van, and it could have easily
fit in with our things. Little did I
know! That was about 11:30 a.m.
By 2:30, she drove over to the
motel with her "little stack of
groceries," which by now must
have had the hand of Jestis himself
on it, because the five loaves and
three fishes in that van had
multiplied to her van being loaded
to the point that a DOT man would
have had a heart attack. Not only
that, but there were two more vans
coming. And Taylor County
people kept coming by until
midnight that night, bringing
things and visiting and saying their
prayers were with us all.
Taylor County folks came out of
that store, shoving money in the
lady's hand, bringing groceries,
food, soap, canned goods, sardines,
crackers, vienna sausage, baby
food, diapers, toilet paper, paper
towels, tuna fish, pork and beans,
the whole of Chef Boyardee's
products, cereal, milk, water and
more water. They donated so much
that a small truck had to be rented
Sto haul it out. Then they turned
around and raised the money to pay
for the truck and the gas.
Uncle Buck and Aunt Lee Young
just opened their home to me to use
their computer and send and
receive e-mail, and use their phone.
Mary Lou Bennett came by and
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'Next time come in front door'
I do not want the coal plant in
Taylor County, but I am also very
concerned about how the county
commission gave their approval
without any feedback from the
citizens, 6f the county. They are
supposed to be representatives of
all the people of the county. To do
this they need the input of the
people. After all, this will affect
When the commissioners found
out about the coal plant, they
should have put something in the
paper to let the citizens know about
Sthe proposal and accept feedback
from them before making such a
The JEA should have put an ad
in the paper letting us know of
their intentions. It seems like they
(the commissioners and the JEA)
Shad their meeting in the back room
behind closed doors.
To the commissioners: Please
let the people of Taylor County
have a vote on this, so we can
decide what is good for us, and at
the same time it will take some of
the perceived "stink" off this deal
'and take the responsibility from
you for whatever happens in the
STo the citizens of Taylor County:
Please, please, call your county
commissioner and request a vote
for this issue! Whether you want a
coal plant or not, call your county
commissioner and let them know
how you feel about this! Once this
plant is built, it will be here
To the people of JEA: Next time
you come into a community for
whatever reason, come in the front
door like gentlemen!
As far as I know, this country is
still a democracy and the people
have the right to vote on an issue as
'important as this.
Poetry in motion
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
I did it again. I stood in the presence her cane.
,of a snake and recited poetry, as if it Since then, I've managed to time my
:holds some magical power. landings more carefully so that I don't
In my quest to gain only 10 pounds a tempt death,
year, instead of 20, I hop on a bicycle But last week, I had a really good
each day as the sun starts to wane, and. reason, to stop...and it was. slithering
I navigate my way through a series of across the road in front ofme.
neighborhood roads, usually with the I will have to admit that coral snakes,
dog romping at my side. and their look-alikes, are the most
I'm not 12 years old, you know, and beautiful snakes on the planet. I don't
bicycle-riding is more of a challenge at want them to chew in between my
this stage in life. One day, a longtime .fingers or toes, but I admire their
friend came by in his truck and slowed flamboyant fashion.
down to' chat, for a while, but I' just The only problem is that I can't
zoomed by him waving, and explaining, remember that poem. It's happened to
"I can't stop really good...I'm sorry...I'll me before, and it happened to me again.
catch you next time." I stood there, straddling my bicycle,
The bicycle, you see, is actually the trying to remember whether I was in
son's. He won it at the FCAT celebration danger or not.
this year and I couldn't be happier. It Is it red on black, jump back Jack?
wias a girl bicycle and my birthday was Or red on black, friend of Jack?
only 'days away, so he agreed that it Is it red on yellow friendly fellow?
could mostly be mine. The seat, at its Or red on yellow, kill a fellow "
lowest position, is a bit too high, so I hate moral predicaments: should I
once I'm on--well, I'm on. Don't get in kill him or love him? I just need to
my way or stop to talk. I must pedal or know.
run into a tree to stop. Actually, I didn't have anything tq kill
Recently, as I made my way out the the snake with, except my foot, and
back driveway, a young neighborhood there was -no chance my foot was
friend on his four-wheeler took a quick getting that close to his head, so I
curve into my path, so I had to stop bicycled away, memorizing his pattern
suddenly, throw the bicycle down and so that I could determine his intent in
pray for deliverance. It was not a this world: and announce it to the
graceful landing. neighbors in the hood, and the boys
"Miss Susan, are you okay?" he asked, who roam freely and need to be
and his concern was touching. f reminded (daily, hourly) of the dangers
Either that,, or he thought he was in around them.
trouble. The snake had red bands and yellow
"I'm fine," I said. bands, separated by narrower black
"You're going to kill yourself," he said. bands. According to the snake book, I
"Let me see if I can adjust that seat." was in no danger. Red on black, friend
Boys, .for all their shortcomings, often of Jack.
have good hearts and good intentions. I I, of course, don't know Jack. I wish he
try to remember this on the days I have lived in my neighborhood and rode
reached other conclusions, bikes with me. I wish he had a way to
"The seat can't go any lower," he said, adjust the seat of my bicycle, and knew
shaking his head. "Miss Susan, you of a weight loss program that would
need training wheels," he suggested. -take 10 pounds off my bicycle seat each
"Ybu should watch for me," I year.
admonished, like an old,woman shaking Now, that would be poetry in motion.
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plant. Many demanded a
Unbelievably, this hearing was
the first time our county
commissioners had ever heard
JEA officials speak. In other
words, these officials, who we
Deming: What is the cost
Continued from page 2
plants. As noted in the
August/September 2005 issue of
Planning Magazine, "Often, coal
is thought of as a fuel of the past,
we picture miners, their faces
covered in dust, using picks and
shovels. Yet coal still generates
more than half of the nation's,
I, like most of the residents of
Perry and. Taylor County, am
concerned about the health and
welfare of Perry and Taylor
County and what positive and
negative impacts the coal plant
will have on our community. It
also is disturbing that in order to
provide coal to the proposed and
existing coal plants, mountains
have been and continue to be
literally moved. It had been
reported that between 1985 and
2001, nearly 6,700 valley fills
were approved in West Virginia,
Kentucky and Tennessee, and
covered an area of 84,000 acres.
Mountaintop removal. is
devastating; coal operators blast
apart hilltops to uncover valuable,
low-sulfur coal seams, buried
below. Huge .shovels and
bulldozers move in to dig out the
coal. Leftover rock and dirt,
which used to be the mountain, is
shoved into nearby valleys.
Given the concerns of the
citizenry of our community, the
historical devastation of strip
mining and the painfully obvious
risk a coal plant poses to our
community, has the right decision
been made? If you were able to
poll large and small employers of
the county and major employers of
the region, you would have little
trouble documenting at least 150
jobs currently vacant that cannot
be filled by the, existing labor
force of Taylor County (8,547)
and/or the region (46,506). Recent
job vacancy, surveys conducted by
the' Agency for Workforce
Innovation also show that the
region's employers continue to
have openings going unfilled. -
Several questions continue to be
unanswered: (1) Does the benefit
of the 150 jobs projected outweigh
the cost of the coal plant? (2) How
elected to protect our interests,
voted in June to invite a coal-fired
power plant into our county,
without first seeking citizen input
and without first talking with the
coal plant officials. They acted'
-* Please see page 7
many of the 150 jobs projected
will be filled with the local and/or
regional labor force? (3)How many
of the 150 projected jobs will be
filled with a labor force outside of
the county and region? (4) Do we
have the labor force to fill the 150
Whether you are for or against
the coal plant, it comes down to
cost vs. benefit, it is just. that
simple. Has there been any cost
vs. benefit analysis done?
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Letters to the Editor
'Deep opposition' expressed for plant
ANGELA M. BALL
615 N. Jefferson St. Perry, Florida
; **The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you
decide, ask us to send you free written information about that lawyer's qualifications and experience.
TO THE PATIENTS OF
Women's Health Centers of l. 3I.
(perry Women's Center)
Dr. Anthony perrin
Dr. Perrin of Perry Women's Center will be closing his
practice as of September 30, 2005. Patients may obtain
copies of their medical records or request that their medical
records be sent to another doctor by contacting the
Women's Health Center at:
1702 S. Jefferson St.
Perry, FL 32348
GET THE FACTS
Each week in the Taco Times & Perry News-Herald!
Happy 17th Birthday
September 22, 2005
Watchout!! Randy's driving...
stay off the sidewalk!
Mom, Greg, Christopher & Amanda
Your sister sends her love...9abrina Frith
Mrs -i. Collins
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Dear Editor: -.
Around two-thirds of the 250
people attending last Thursday's
first public hearing on the
Jacksonville Electric Authority
(JEA) coal-fired power plant issue
expressed deep opposition to the
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Small ads...big deals!!
Avon Sale, Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m.-3
p.m., 140 Regina Road at end of Pinetree,
liners, deodorants, perfumes, body sprays,
Anew products, jewelry and more.
Auction every Friday, 6:30 p.m. Three
miles South of Perry on. Highway 19.
Auction every Saturday, 6 p.m., 3 miles of
Cross City on Hwy 19 at Old Drive In. Now
taking consignments for future auctions.
We do estate sales, liquidation and
bankruptcies. AB#2424, AU#2548. Third
Generation Auction Service. 850-584-
Stove, white smooth top, Frigidaire
Electrolux Gallery Series with expandable
element, warming zone, speed bake, in
exceptional condition. Refrigerator, 19.7
cubic ft., white, GE, side by side with Ice
and Water in the door, for more information,
contact Reggie or Tina Wentworth at 838-
2517 or 584-7189.
Dining Room set, vintage 1945. Blonde
mahogany table, 3 leaves, 6 chairs, china
cabinet, $650,; 584-9659.
Cd player/TV Stand, has.open space to
hold stereo with speaker space, television
sits on top, has slots for cd's down bottom
front portion and cubby holes on either
side to hold movies or books, $15, call
Michelle at 584-6002 ..
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32347, TDD/TTY
82 Ford F150 PU, $1100, 203 Knollwood
Drive, call, 850-223-1093.
1992 Lincoln Continental, one owner, good
condition, fully loaded, $3500, 578-2882.
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94 Ford Escort,.Station Wagon, great gas
mileage, $1000, please leave message,
1999 Chevy Suburban, fully loaded, ac,
electric locks and windows, cd player,
leather seats, excellent condition, for more
information, contact Reggie or Tina.
Wentworth at 838-2517 or 584-7189.
2000 Ford F250, black, at., a.c., ppwer
windows, locks, 4x4, 73K miles, ':85i'84.
1995 Nissan;-extended cab, 4x4, runs
good need. s,;'-me inlerl.-r work, has new
oricir and -new ir lul:r i 20)10 o.b.o., please
call. 584-8669 or 371-0982.
'2001, -nr;g Cab Toyota Tundra Truc'i
TRD off road package, very clean, 54K
miles, lots of extras, $15,000, call584-.
1, Loyd A. All Jr.; will rol be responsible for
any debts other than my own effective
September 21 2005.
.TA'i LOR CHD is currenlly reruiling for an
Environmental Speciali:l I Position no
001728 Annual Salary Range $25,000 to
4.30.0c00 Preferred appiCarnl will be
verified in Slale o0 Florida environmental
health programs Minimum qualification.
.Bachelors Degree with 30 hours ol
.science, Position' requires field work.
Incumbenls'may be riqu;red io perform"
emergency duly before, during, and/or
. beyond normal wiorl-lng ihourS or days
Fingerprining required Please apply on.
line ai hnnpS I lOb mylloida corn Refer to
requisiion number 64-001728 Only State
01 Florida Applications will be accepted;
Closing date 9/30/05. EO/AA/VP
Office space for rent, Hwy 27, beside
Casnway C'ontact: Shane Knowles, 584-
2260 or 6t72.0547 (cell).
2004 Yamaha Bruin 350, four wheeler,
automatic, excellent condition, $3050,
also, 20C4 ''amaha Bear racer 250. four
wheeler, excellent condition $2700. call,
9/21-9/30 : ..
Pontoon Deck boat, 24 ft 65 hp. Evinrude
and Trailer, call 350-584-6477. leave
1981 Sportscrah Fisherrran 21 foI:'l rew
motor (3.0 1/01 new rebuilt loo1 by Slhield
Marina new electronic?. Greatly :,indilOiin
:oo many hinigs to list. besI ohher, call Jimr
or Valerie at 850-584-7928. .
8/17tf -. '..
In Clark Sjbdivision small while and lan.
female dog no collar but lag 10.12 lbs
FREE KITTENS lo a good rome They're
adorable! Call 838-1528
FOR SALE: BULLDOB PUPPIES. One-half
American pit one-half boxer. Eight weeks
old. Have one male and one female. Red
and white. Beautiful. $50 each, firm. Call
386-688-4954 leave message.
Chocolate Labs, AKC w/papers, 6 weeks,
deposis are o k 6 males. 2 females, vet,
shots & wormed, trades considered, can
be seen call 850584-13178 (home) or 727-.
American Bulldog Puopies, NKC
registered, wormed and lis shores, Sire
champion bloOdline great temperaments',
come white and some black or brindle,
$350, call, 223-1467.
SChocolate Lab Puppies, Ready 9/26.
One female males, Wormed. 5200 ea:ir.
Father is AKC, Mother is full lab (choc,) I
have both. This, is a large breed dog;
Loves water. Playful for. first 3
years/Gentle for a lifetime. (352) 356-0721.
" s W'V e are offering you an opportunity to
n.:,rease your sHI 'I on the job. Youcan
learn Ihe !1DS a..essment process, direct
care for geriatric patients, supervision in a
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make you a better developed professional
and.more desirable to employers. Contact
Pine Lake Nursing Home,' 13455 W US
Highway 90 in Greenville, 948-4601, or
errail acrrirnpinelaf e,'arthrilin,' net '
S9/21, 9'2.PL -r
Check Station Positions Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation 'Commission is hiring
personnel for seasonal work at check
stations 'iunin ih. upcoming archery and
general gun hunting seasons.'Positions
available in, Taylor County, Pays $615
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 .
Taylor ARC seeks a forward-thinking,
team oriented individual for its training and
community services programs for adults
with development disabilities.
Minimum requirements: High school
diploma or equivalent and two years
experience working with adults or children
with developmental disabilities or college
vocational/technical that equals at least
60 semester hours. Reliable transportation.
Valid Florida driver's license. Ability, to
receive clearance from Division of Drivers
License, Pre-employment Drug Screening,
Abuse Registry, FDLE and FBI
fingerprinting. Hours flexible, based on
Case load assignment and client needs.
SFull and, part-tirre positions available.
Work load based in Taylor County.
Why not join an agency that will allow you
to really make a difference? Mail or fax
Janie Sloan, Operations Administrator'
Leon Advocacy and Resource Center
1589 Metropolitan BlVd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Fax # (850) 422-0824
Sponsored by Leon Advocacy and
Resource Center & the State of Florida,
Department of Children and Families and
Department of Education/Division of
Closing date: 9/23/05
An equal opportunity employer.
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: Oct. 3rd
Train in Florida
Job Placement Assistance
Associated Traning Services
Substance Abuse Counselor
Civigenics, Inc., the largest provider of in-
prison treatment programs in the United
States, is seeking a full-time counselor to
deliver substance abuse services in our.
treatment program located, at the Taylor
Correctional Institution in Perry. Must be
experienced .in substance abuse
counseling and motivated to work' in a
correctional facility. Degreed or related
experience preferred. CAP/CCJAP
certification and forensic experience a
plus Send resume to: V.L Burgess.
Civigenics, 8501 Hampton Springs Rd.
Perry,. FL .32348 or emadl to
Position under Taylor County Board of
Submit applications to Taylor Employment
Connections. Positions open until filled.
Taylor Counry BCC is an EEO/ADAldrug
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
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
. The City of Perry is taking
applications for the
Req: Must have valid
Florida Drivers License
and be able to obtain a
CDL within 6 months after
Salary: $8.12 $11.47
Applications are available
at the City of Perry Personnel -
Office and will be accepted until.
-the position is filled.
CITY OF PERRY
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Kellow Appliance Sales and Service. We
have over 50 refurbished appliances in
stock now. Washers, dryers, refrigerators,
electric-stoves, window a/c units, stack
unit w/d, RV w/d, wringer washer and dish
washer, $100 and up, with warranty. We do
in-home service and in-stop repair, 1302 N.
Jefferson Street, Perry. (850) 584-7778.'
Electric stove in very good condition-$100,
refrigerator in good condition-$75, surround
sound, only 6 morths'old-$150, call Angie
Sat 223-3208, leave a message. .
Corn fed, bar-b-que pigs, 584-5007..
Carter GoCart, 2 seater, 5.5 electric start,
new 8 inch, knobby tires, $500, call, 584-
2834 after 1:00 p.m..
Like new, wet bar, $200, also, wardrobe
Closet, $75, 584-3490.
REAL STAT BRE
SFor Sale 2003 Homes of Merit. pay off & .
move, 584-3450, leave message.
2.4 acres with septic, power pole and city
.water. Mobile homes permitted, $19,500,
Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
: New Central H/A
House moved at buyer's expense.
Call for appt. 584-5454
Land for sale, located on Hwy 221 between
FShiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker. Rd. 1
'acre lots with paved roads. Owner
f.financing available. Please.call (386) 658-
r1346or (850) 584-7466 Badcock's.
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Large family home on private 'lot, $750
Smo., first, last & security deposit, 584-8275
SSouthem Villas of Perryll
"New Management! .. .
SHD Vouchers accepted. 10 and 2
- bedroom HC and non-HC accessible
apartments. Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY-
S711. 315 Puckett Rd. Rerry, FL 32347;
- Equal HouSing Opportunity.
Needed at once, an individual that has had
experience in working in a plumbing
company that understands the needs of its
customers and respect for office
personnel. Call 850-584-8603 for an
Experienced plumber's needed, must have
valid driver's license, we do drug testing,
Certified Dietary Manager Madison
Nursing Center (located in Madison, FL
between Tallahassee and Valdosta, GA)
is a 60-bed Skilled Care Facility, looking
for'an energetic and caring team member
to lead our Dietary staff. Prior experience
in a Nursing Home with MDS and Care
Planning is a "must!" We are small, but
are a part of a wonderful company with
caring individuals who have a desire to
improve the lives of our Residents and
Staff.'Call 850-973-4880 Ask for Jane
Immediate opening for maintenance /
grounds person. 40 hours per week
w/benefits; basic plumbing, electrical, SR,
carpentry, & grounds equipment
maintenance necessary. Drug-free
workplace. Must have valid dr. license &
free workplace. Must have valid dr. license
& transportation. Some travel required.
Apply at rental office. 709 West Church
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The City of Perry is taking
applications for the
Must possess working
knowledge of all phases of
building construction, experience
in enforcement of building codes,
supplemented with responsible
administrative experience and
training. State certification as
general building contractor may
be substituted for field
Req: Must have high school
diploma or equivalency. Meet
the certification requirements for
building inspector as established
by the state of Florida.
Completion of two or more years
of college coursework, or any
equivalent combination of
training or experience which
provides the required knowledge,
skills and abilities. Must have a
valid Florida drivers license. A
complete job description is
available upon request.
Applications are available
at the City of Perry Personnel
Office and will be:accepted until
the position is filled.
CITY OF PERRY
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
B-7 The Taco Times September 21, 2005. ,
S'Citizens deserve referendum'
CNA's Pine .Lake Nursing Home is
accepting applications for CNA's on all
shifts. Desired qualifications are
compassion, energy, loyalty and the
ability to work with all members of our
team. IF THIS IS YOU, apply at 13455 W.
US Highway 90 in Greenville, Tel. 948-
A Behavioral Health Care Center iC
CLINICAL SUPERVISION SPECIALIST
MASTER'S DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN
PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK,
COUNSELING OR A RELATED HUMAN
SERVICES FIELD AND THREE YEARS
OF RELATED PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE, ONE OF WHICH MUST
HAVE BEEN IN AN
LICENSURE PREFERRED. SHIFT: 8
A.M. 5 P.M./ MONDAY THROUGH
For more information and a complete
listing of available- positions:
(850) 523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
2634-J Capital Circle N.E., Tallahassee,
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Badcock & More
Set up & Delivery '
Must be 18 yrs. Qld; license required, good
driving record,' no.phone calls, apply in
person at 1003 S Jefferson St.
*Help Wanted: Local Wholesale Co. needs
route, salesperson, pay based on
performance, call 352-231-0273.
Taylor .Co. Bd. of Co. Cdmm.i. is
acceptingg applications for Veterans
Service OfOicer aril Airport Manager. This
may be 2 part time positions with minimum
of 16 hours per week' or i applicari has
qualifications lor both positions, the two '
poiiiions bright be combined'into a full
lime position Veteranis Service Officer
must meet veteran requirements- as set
lort in F.S. 292. 11;. 2 year degree from
.accredited university / college or high
ichoI ol r equivalent diploma and 4 yrs. of
administrative evperen:e Airporl
manager preference'is for someone wilh
ba,:heioiri degree in an aviation related
Iield cr minimum of'3 'years aviation
experience and 2 or more years' of.
adminirtratl'e/ managerial experience
Intere.iled individuals should contact
Taylor Employment Conneclions 224 IN.
Jelterson !or full lob descrnp ron /
requirements and application Taylor-
Couniy i an Equal ;
SOFppon 6ry,tA'ffi0rl ,,i'je Ac hotr Eitiolver 3
Pre-Hire drug screenn & FDLE background
check, -Any question: concerning the
positions should be directed to Melody
.Cox 838 3500x9 Position is open until
Blues Land Surveying looking for
experienced Land Surveying Party Chief
call to aIply 584-5507
S.V. of Perry Apartments Manager position
open. 32 hours oer week with benefits.
8:00-5:00 Monday-Thursday. Need office,
computer and people skills. Some travel
required. Drug-free workplace. Must have
valid dr. license & transportation. Send
resume to Karen McMillen c/o Sutton
Creek Apartments, 16978 N.W. Mayo
Street, Blountstown, FL 32424. Equal
Own your own business, ground floor
opportunity merchandising marketplace
Opening soon Seeking vendors to fill
Call: Ms. Jones at (850) 223-3976, low
Wanted dead or alive; Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Will buy, sell & trade 4x4 &
truck parts. S*M*A*S*H Towing, 386-688-
3999 or 850-843-4227.
Wanted: Good used cabinets for kitchen,
call, 838-1991 after 1 p.m.
Commercial Transmission All, Standard
Shift and Allisson Automatics, ph# '850-
584-6677 or 584-3193.
Lindsey Tractor Service
Lawn Service, bush hogging, land
clearing, dr':,e- wsvs ire Irinming
hauiirgQ fod pll: 'debret rem, :,val etl:
Call M5i. ,4.- ".93 or 85ri.3 ..-181
4,," 7ri .
Need a Tul,,r' L.:'rn Spanish Read write
xpea, understand Imrpro:ve your English
,grammar, spelling, wrliing, r-ading We.
'leach children and adults. Call: 584-6968..
Dries in 3-4 hOurs
CARPET .8. V 't ', ,1'
'inu-allaiiorn and repairs done at a good
pri':.e Noo.'erhead Direct savings to you.
30 ,ears e..perence 850-838-9050,
please leave a mr,sage
TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
Will clean off house roofs Licensed S
Insured Call Johr ISni sock). l8501 584-
2027 or (8501591-8301
What's new under your roof? Wendy's
painting gives your interiors a new look,
call Wendy Johnson at 223-2627 or 838-
Certified-CNA, will do private duty, call,
584-7303; furnish references is required.
A-2-Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mewing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737, leave message.
Southern Siding & Remodeling, LLC.
Vinyl siding & soffit, wood rot, fascia,
decks, aluminum screen rooms, windows,
porches and more.
Licensed & Insured
J.D.'s Tree Service land Lawn Care,
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280,
The Handyman experts, honest work!
'Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and:
concrete) c rpet, vinyl. wood floor, ceramic
tile, and eparS C A1 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office), 25 years..
Clay Swindle,. L.L.C., All types of
remodeling, docks, decks, windows, door
framing, add on additions, porches, screen
.enclosures, painting interior & exterior. 18
yrs, exp. 'licensed & insured. Free
Estimsae call 850-223-1780 or 843-1941,
iea.v rr,.,sage. Commercial, &
SA+'Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
223-1523, Letty ,Blanco,. Licensed &
Specializing in all types of tractor work,
bushhogging roo raking harrowing, dirt
hauling & leveling debris removal clean
'up, and la.n care Call for Iree esimrraie
Second pair .f hands, Respite Care. call.
PUBLIC NOTICE OP SALE
The Storage Place, Highway 98 W in
Perry, Florida announces a public sale to
be held on Friday, September 30,. 2005.
,3i",iO6Li p i ',,'r *he *l*...it l:t,- r. ii, 31 in-',
r.:-r.ja e ra.:3,iir, i.:.co rea .:., H '-' '.' 11'
The sale is being held to satisfy a
landlord's lien. Everything sold is
purchased "as is" "where is" for cash. The.
Storage Place reserves the right to
cancel any public -sale that Is
advertised. Also, The. Storage Place
reserves the right to'riot sale a unit.'if
deemed necessary. The units being
*sold aT, 3D. 1011ll *. -
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P 'i. -i,.3i,',jo 'Wai.:., -
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: ,P J .. ,...3 ,1.!.: i.:.r,r '.-,,r, .
P12 : JF Euirine Parlor/Sean Freeman-
P 2 He ,ier. Hall
L-' .F'' "rnert L-.-atr,: e,
F i .l rr.I i1 r .|ul :,ho l .
Pi0. tacev u.,orgarn
IN. THE CIRCUIT OF THE 3rd JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR TAYLOR'
Case #: 04-904 CA
FEDERAL 'i i i.:- L .MORTGAGE.
.' j ,: .., .CAPITAL CITY BANK;
I. ri.ljlC', i F l.iE'! IN POSSESSION #1; IF:
LIVING,. AND'ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES'-
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 23, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 04-904-CA of the Circuit Court
of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Taylor
County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL
NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff and JAMES G. TAYLOR are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
-best bidder for cash, AT THE WEST DOOR
OF THE'TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 3, BLOCK "A" WOODS CREEK
PLANTATION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS.RECORDED IN PLAT BQOK 1,
PAGE 177A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME PERMANENTLY AFFIXED THEREON
YEAR: 1994 MAKE: OMNI, VIN #: 036388A
AND 03688B, TITLE # 65232020 AND
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT
TAYLOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 108
NORTH JEFFERSON STREET, PERRY, FL 32347
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-
8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE.IMPAIRED CALL:
DATED at PERRY, Florida, this 24 day of.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT '
Taylor County, Florida
SBY: Marti Lavall
*j.:..ic'E -:F APPLICATION'FOR TAX'DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOAN S.
7 ETERtS, tlhe' holder of the following
*:.niicaiE nio.-, filed'said certificate for a
tax deed to be-issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance; the description of the
property, and the names in which it wds
assessed are follows:'
Certificate No. 1039
.Year of Issuance: 2003
Description .:.f-P.:r,'e F i'CEL No.
Commence at the "J,:orir.-ve (NW)
corner of the.Southeast one-quarter
(SE1/4) of'the "'l.rtr...-:r one-quarter
(NW 1/4) .: i :e- I:.: -. t',:..'.r.:r,. 5 South,
Range 8 E.3: i rr,i,:e ri E.;n r 'i5 3 feet
to an iron pipe at the intersection of the
East right.of.wa,' line of State Road #55,
i ..: ir,:,..n a; U 5 N.:, I'' thence run
. S,.,jirr. .'. e Ie i : i0 .a"i 949.0 feet
oal,.." :..3 a ,r1" -.'t- ..,3 O i to an iron
pipe for the POINT OF CEGifJrnitJG;
thence fromisaid POB run thence North
8.1 .dea re 52E Ea-f -124.43 feet; thence
ruin s.:,jir. 1:1 C e e : i 3' West 19.97 feet;
thence run southwesterly 413.23 feet to
a point dn the Eaoi riagri ,ior .., iir,e .:.
:U.S. No. 19; thence ,un I .:.rin 25 agreee;
.38' East along said E .. iiangi.cr. ..a, i-r
0 r-er t.:,. ir,e :.,1it Cc BEGINNING.
rarrne in ir, .crc, 0.'i 'e. J;r.lE F. and
G .I C ,G Ic.rLriJ "
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such .-er ,i,:. 31e .:.h li cr,
redeemedd o.:,.:.,i.rg i.:. laow, the
property, described is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder dt the
courthouse door on- the 24th day of
,:to.:,bL.e 200'5 O 1 i 0 : .cl:,c: a rn- .
Ca.3le3 tr,,; i'lr, do ,' c l SIc.r1.i-rrne.i 5
Anni rl i e I.luiipri,
Clerk or Circuri '..t :'rt
.Taylor, County, Florida
9/21, 9/28, 10/05, ii'i2
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING TO
,.CONSIDER A ROAD CLOSING AND
ihe E.:,ar.j 01 C.:C.n, ,':..,mm ll .l:.ie ,.i .
S i i.l r, ,*-..,nanl, olCloa uC ..n r the \ illn
.o.r certain or thne o'31C.',len lariao.vner;.
i':. i re rieri n.a r de:.':ii ea property,
will at 6:00pm on, Monday October 3,
S. 2005 lt ur.e iiol., ,.,jnr 1.alr a ,or
C':'r, l,' C.I.-m mr, ;irrier; .leerirn r,.el3 iin
the Ste nnacra i- Cc.ri-rmunii, Cnerer
locate ao ili' P,.ersiaOe Dii..e SE in
Steinhatchee, Florida r32350 I i ,:.ri :cr. e
an. .lJ e-i.irr'ii- ..rieur ier me C.:.,jrl will
.ao31e ,ac33r,..ir, ci.::e,1 renounce
ar' ,n :.:i'31n an, ana ai rights of the
SCounty and Public in and to dli street,
thoroughfares and alleys, .which run.
ver, up.:,,-.. :.r tr,r.:.uj.an r:.ll,: *,r.
a'-iE,.ie r.:IC ci:.I' oi. ce; or i: ar- el '
of land 0'-ned P, Henr/ Garia ,or
,Taylor County 1.:.care in Stelnhatchee,
,Tayior Counri ,Florida. Descioedi as
The righi or A,'a/oanac.nnmen i i ror the
.portion of Secon.a Streetr Soutrn o State
01 B' .i; **
Sign On Bonus'
I PRITCHETT TRUCKING
NEEDS EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS
IN YOUR AREA FOR LOCAL HAULIN.;
GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS
Continued from page 4
with seemingly little concern
about the potential health or
environmental impacts. When the
public requested a public hearing
in July, they delayed it until the
middle of September, by which
time, the power company had an
intent to purchase on the land.
Road 51 to the Steinhatchee River. More
particularly described as: Commence
at the concrete monument (#1093)
marking the Northeast corner of Block
98 of the Steinhatchee Subdivision in
Section 26, Township 9 South, Range 9
East, .Taylor County, Florida for the Point
of Commencement; thence S 01
degrees 27' 26" E, along the East line of
said Block 98 and the West right-of-way
line of said Second-Street East a
distance of 65.03 feet to a concrete
monument-(#1093) near the bank of
the Steinhatchee River; thence continue
S 01 degrees 27' 26" E along said East
Block Line and West Right-of-Way line a
distance of approximately 10 feet to the
water's edge of said Steinhatchee River
for the Point of Beginning; from said Point
of Beginning, run N 01 degrees 27' 26" W,
along said West Rlghtof-Way line, a
distance of approximately 10 feet to the
said concrete monument near the
bank of said Steinhatchee River: thence
continue N 01 degrees 27' 26" W,.along
said West Right-of-Way line, a distance
of 65.03 feet to the said concrete
monument at the Northeast corner of
Block 98; thence continue N 01 degrees
27' 26" W, along said West Right-of-Way
line a distance of 99.98 feet to a
concrete monument (no identification)
at the Southeast corner of Block 97;
thence continue N 01 degrees 27' 26"
W, along said West Right-of-Way line, a
distance of 46.16 ;eet to the concrete
monument (#1093) at-r,e .:.urr, .'int-of-
Way;line of State Road-#51; thence S 86
degrees 29' 27" E, along the said South
Right-of-Way line, a distance of .80.62
feet to a 5/8" Iron rod and D.O.T. cap on
'the East Right-of-Way line of said Second
Street East; thence S 01 degrees 26' 34"
E, along said East Right-of-Way line, a-
distance of 35.15 feet to a 1/2" iron pipe
and cap #1428 at the Southwest corner
of Block 84; thence run S01 degrees 25'
S51" E, along said E.3 .i r ir.,..:.i'o, Ie, ,. a
distance of 99 -' r.i- i.:' o i. i,.:.r, p.pe
(no identification) at the Northwest
corner of Block 83; thence run S 01
Degrees 23' 57" E, along said East Right-
of-Way line, a distance of 108.54 feet to
a 1/2" iron pin and cap #3499 near the
bank of the said Steinhatchee River;
thence continue S 01 degrees 23' 57" E,
along said East'Right-of-Way line -a
distance of approximately 10 feet to the
said water's edge of the '.e,rr,ai.r, ee
River; thence run Northwesterly, along
the said water's edge, back to the Point
pf Beginning. Containing 0:42 acre,
more or less.
The Board will also consider and
determine whether the County will
S..-r,,,.~e r_-1 cr.-:,1 r. :'i .- ,.r.3 Street
r.:, .'-.r are 'i:.3Jo f.i ro the
.i -,nrai.i'-n e i'/ier more pa, ii.i:'Jil,'
.3.:.r.,oe.3 ao:..'e for'a parcel of land
encompassing the western 20 feet
more or less, together with
improvements, of 'the f.:.ii..lw ir
.described real property:
A parcel of land situate in Taylor County,
Florida, further described: That portion
of Lot 3 of Block 97 of the Town of
Steinhatchee, lying. South of State road
no. 51, and more particularly described
as follows: Beginning at the Southeast
corner of Lot 3 of Block 97 of the Town
of Steinhatchee according to plat
'thereof of record In the public records
of Taylor County, Florida, thence run
West on the Lot Line 70 feet, thence run
North parallel to the East line of said Lot 3
to the Scum, c:.undary of said, State
SRoad "I: 5". ih-r.:, run Easterly along
said .:urtr, oouraar o lne of said State
Road 11:. 51 i. Ire Eaoz IInre of said Lot 3,
thence run South on said line to -rre Poi .
of" Beglnnin.g, saidc "ot being
approximately 80 feet on the East side
and 90 feet on the West side as hereby
conveyed; ALSO, Beginning at the
Southeast corner of Lot 3, Block 97,
Town of Steinhatchee, plat being of
record as aforesaid;.thence run 100
feet South to the Northeast corner of
Block 98, thence run West, 70 feet
thence run North 100 feet, to Southwest
corner of.Lot 3,,Block 97, thence run
.East 70 feet to'the Point of Beginning;
ALSO, COMMENCE at the Northeast
corner of Block 98, Town of
Steinhatchee, according to the plat
thereof on record as aforesaid, thence
run South approximately 100 feet to the
North bank of the Steinhatchee River for
a Point of Beginning; thence run back
North to the Northeast corner of said
Block 98 approximately 100 feet,
thence run West along the North line of
said Block 98 a distance of 70 feet,
thence run South to the North bank of
the Stelnhatchee River, thence run
Northeasterly along the bank of said
river to the Point of Beginning together
with full riparian rights In and adjacent to
said property on the South side thereof.
AlI members of the'public are welcome
to attend. Notice Is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to
appeal any matter considered at this
public hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
The road abandonment application Is
available for inspection in the Taylor
County Building and Planning
Department, located In the
Administrative Complex, (Old Post
Office) 201 East Green Street, Perry,
9/21, 9/23, 9/28
NOTICE TO CREDITORS .
Louise T. loque, Case No. 05,294CP filed
in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial
Circuit, In and For Taylor County, Florida,
Taylor County Courthouse, P.O. Box 620,
Perry, Florida 32348; Personal
Representative Carol Hendry, P.O. Box
636, Perry, Florida 32348; Attorney for the
Personal Representative is William W.
Blue, Cooper, Byrne & Blue, 115 W. Bay
Street; Perry, Florida '32347. All creditors
must file claims against the estate with
the above court on or before the date
that is three (3) months after the dote of
the first publication of this notice or the-
claims will be forever barred. The first
date of publication of this notice Is
September 14, 2005.
One must ask why the public was.
denied early input into these.
decisions which would deeply.
impact our future and affect our
For years now, the people..of
this county have pleaded for clean
jobs and clean industry. :We.
already have more than enough
pollution and sickness. Can you
really imagine a low ceiling,
smoggy morning with all that
pollution coming from the same
direction from two sources a
double 'dose? Are our
commissioners willing to further
sacrifice our citizens, health in
exchange for some jobs? Or, will
they do the right thing and call for
Please considerthe following
information, some of which was
available had our commissioners
cared to do research before their
hasty decision on the coal plant;
The Jacksonville Electric
Authority (JEA) which wants to
build a huge coal-fired power plant
with a 700-foot stack near
Buckeye is now facing lawsuits
from' "52 Jacksonville children
who were born normal but
developed mercury poisoning and
became autistic by their fourth
birthday." (The Times Union,
Jacksonille, Sept., 13, 2005,
"Report: Mercury levels at 2 JEA
plants among highest"). The 52
children lived near the plants.: The
article .states that "the combined
mercury ,emissions from two- of
JEA power plants are the highest.
in the state." The two coal-fired
plants are JEA's Northside
Generating Station and the St.
Johns River Power Park which
"emitted a total of 599 pounds.of
niercury emissions into the air in
2003." Keep in mind that it only
takes one; gram of mercury or
about a drop to contaminate a
large lake and every fish in it.
Our area waterways are already
contaminated with mercury and
many fish uneatable.
.The Times Union article
states that, according to the- U.S
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), "high levels of mercury are
known to cause a variety of health
problems in humans, including
learning disabilities in children and
damage to the brain, heart, lungs
and immune systems of people of
all ages-: .The EPA states that,
"coal-burning power plants are the
'largest human-caused source of
mercury air emissions in the U.S.
Mercury is released when coal is
burned. Florida ranked 11th out
of all.the states in terms of 2003,
mercury emissions, according to:
the (EPA) study."
Sadly, the U.S. Senate recently
voted against any new regulations
on mercury emissions from power
plants.. They have relaxed the
rules on mercury to help power
companies,save money. Senator
Jeffords from Vermont who
wanted the mercury rules
strengthened said, the "rules
violate the Clean Air Act."
Further, he stated, "It is definitely
unhealthy for Americans living
downwind of coal-fired power
Plants, especially mothers :.and
their soon-to-be-born children.
The EPA rules are plainly illegal.".
An alarming number of Taylof
County school children, 60Q
according to education reports; ard
already considered impaired' in
some way and require special
attention. The last thing" iur
"children need is any more
We need elected officials and
Development Authority members
who would be interested 'in
attracting clean industry afid in
protecting our citizens, health and
our'. beautiful, God-given
environment, who would Work
with us and not against us. We do
not want any more polluting
industries. How many times liave
we said that and been ignored?
Last year a bombing range; this
year a polluting coal-fired plant!
What really doesn't make sense is
for Buckeye Cellulose to want
more pollution right beside them
and to offer land for the coal plant.
And, I am shocked that Mr. Leach
would sell to them, too. Many of
us have waited most of our lives
for cleaner, healthier conditions in
Perry. We deserve it. Our
children deserve nothing less:
clean air and water, the basics for
To their credit, a couple of
commissioners are listening to
our concerns. Maybe some of the
others will let us know if they
care about our concerns too. It
never should have reached this
level without citizen input. This
is supposed to be a democracy!
Clearly the citizens deserve a
referendum on this issue.
Guarantee 40 hours with transportation
furnished. Knowledge of painting, wood working,
some electrical and plumbing.
All aspects of property maintenance. Must have
Good driving record and references.
:Compensation based upon experience.
S401K Plan, Paid Vacation, Health Insurance &
Paid Sick Leave. We have a drug free work place
and equal opportunity employer. Apply in person.:
Ware Oil & Supply Co., Inc.
2715 S. Byron Butler Parkway
Perry. Florida 32348
Nurses & CNE
Full-Tie or P rt-Tim
Cook Dietary Aid
I _~_ ___ .
-8 iThe Taco Times September 21, 2005
Letters to the Editor
30-plus families helped by Taylor County
Continued from page 2
said "let me buy-supper for you
Everyone was so very nice, and
SI started thinking about what all
the folks from Taylor County had
.given to this effort. I thought,
"Look at all the stuff these folks
gave to us who went through the
devastation of Hurricane Katrina."
" Then.I thought, but Taylor
.junty gave you something else.
They gave you two fine parents
pud you had the same parents for
- years. before your father passed
away..They gave you parents who
had morals and principles and
integrity and whose word meant
'-,mething. Taylor County gave
.)u something money cannot
rchase and education cannot
*-ach. For 59 years, I never saw
I ay dad drunk or on drugs or
ceping around, or not caring if'
Shis family was fed or not. They.
save me a mother,i who never
undressed in front of her children.
-who never had a spare boyfriend,
a3 was never strung out on coke
or shooting H. Thank you Taylor
County for giving me more than
The values they had and the
foundation of Taylor County folks
is just this type of principles and
values. They came up hard and
dirt poor and during the depression
times, and they all knew what it
wis like to be hungry and fall on
hard times. And when God
blessed them with a good
livelihood through P&G, they
didn't let it go to their head and
they didn't forget their roots, nor
So many who are wealthy, wish
you well and their wallet remains
hidden. Perry truly opened their
hand wide to the stranger and
widows and fatherless. May God
bless all of you for this.
I especially wish to mention the
mayor, the superintendent of
schools, the teachers and these
others who helped so very much.
Others include Mr. Ken Williams.
And to the darling children who
wrote the sweet ;notes, to the'
people who put notes and prayers
in their donations. God bless all.
of you so very much. May it,
come back to you a thousand fold.
In closingn, never, never
,underestimate Taylor County
folks. They are the people who
made Ford put dogboxes and"
toolboxes on pickup trucks as
standard equipment, and gave the
creation of the monster trucks to
in these days of 911, terrorism.
wars, rumors of wars, high gas
prices, looting, murder and
mayhem, it is easy to find
something wrong with any town
or city. And I just thought it
would be nice to say what was
right about one little small town
in Florida. That little town what
AMVETS thank businesses
AMVETS Post 20 would like
to thank the following businesses
for their support during our recent
Turkey Shoot: Gun Runner,
Michelle's Bull Pen. Keaton Beach
Marina, Keaton Beach Bar,
Countrytime Feed & More, Hicks
Feed & Seed, Buck's Perry
Package, Chaparral Steak House
and Ragans Ace Hardware.
Perry AMVETS Post 20
& ERECTORS INC.
License #CG3031636 CCC 058209
* ROOFERS HOME INSPECTIONS
SThe City of Perry proposes to adopt the following
ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PERRY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF PERRY TO
-.CHANGE SHOPPING CENTER USES; ELIMINATE
-RESTRICTION ON BACKING ONTO PUBLIC
-STREETS; PROVIDING FOR, UNDER CERTAIN
:CONDITIONS, ONE CONVENTIONAL SINGLE
FAMILY DWELLING UNIT IN THE INDUSTRIAL (I) AND
INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING (ILW)
ZONING DISTRICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
The second, and final, public hearing and adoption of
the ordinance will be held on September 27, 2005, at
6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, located in
the City Council meeting room, 224 South Jefferson
America used to be and what
America is all about.
PostScript: As of the writing
of this, families from Mississippi
and Alabama have been recipients,
of the things you donated. To date
over 30 families have been helped
but we stopped counting.
C. D. Reams
Stephen M. Henry DMD
David R. Schneck DMD
New Patients Welcome,
whitening, in at
117 NE Hwy. 351
Cross City, Fl.
bout an hour
Prepare for an Exciting Career in
Learn the skills
needed for the installation,
configuration and repair
,of computer systems,
operating systems and
Additional Associates Degrees in: .- -
Medical Assisting Radiology Technology Health Services Administration
Nursing Accounting Business Administration Criminal Justice Paralegal
Culinary Arts e Baking & Pastry Arts Computer Graphics & Design
* Health Services Administration
* Criminal Justice
* Business Administration
with Majors in:
- Human Resources
Business & Trade
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