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1-2' 2005. ..
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2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 41
guilty of all
By TOM McLAUGHLIN
Northwest Florida Daily News
(Special to the Taco Times)
Stephen Alford and attorney
David Fleet were convicted Friday
afternoon on multiple counts of
S Stephen Alford
wire fraud, money laundering and
other charges relating to a failed
The two Niceville. residents
stood solemnly in the frigid federal
courtroom and listened as a court
clerk repeated the words "guilty as
charged" for every count the
government had leveled against
Alford and Fleet were released
under the conditions of their
existing bonds and will be
sentenced on Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. at the
U.S. District Courthouse in
"I'm obviously disappointed," a
tearful Alford said as he left the
building. "I'm probably not in a
good spot to have much to say."
Fleet, who had said earlier in the
day he would not comment if the
jury brought back a guilty verdict,
looked over at his wife of 23 years
after the verdict was read. He was
consoled by a large group of'tearful
family members after leaving the
A jury of seven men and five
women returned the guilty verdicts
at 5:45 p.m. after deliberating for
about six hours. Final arguments in
the case wrapped up about noon.
Fleet's attorney, Barry Beroset,
said he and his client will spend the
next several months. preparing for
S"That's the next important
stage," Beroset said.
Prosecutor Michelle Heldmyer
left the courtroom without
comment as soon as court was
Alford, clearly distraught,
departed the courthouse alone. He
said he'll spend the three months of
freedom he has left with his three
"What else do I do?" he said,
weeping again. "You know?"-
The jury found that the two men
had taken more than $12 million
from investors in a land swap
scheme without intending to repay
In her closing argument,
Heldmyer painted Alford and
Fleet as swindlers motivated by
"They wanted that money more
than anything. It was a pot of gold
at the end of the rainbow, and they
were willing to set aside morals,
judgment, ethics and the law to get
there," she said.
Heldmyer told the jury that
Alford and Fleet had agreed to sell
the same two parcels of Okaloosa
Island land to anyone willing to put
Please see page 2
Body of missing
boater is found
The body of a boater who had been missing since Sunday, Oct. 2 was
found Saturday evening about 15 miles southeast of Carrabelle. and
identified as 54-year-old Lonnie Ray Goff of Perry. Goffs father-in-law,
Jimmie White, 67, is still missing.
The pair left fiom Peterson's Landing early Sunday morning, but failed
toreturn that night. Law enforcement was called and a search involving the
Taylor County Sheriffs Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Coast Guard ensued, covering more than
1,000 miles of water and 250 miles of coastline.
Tuesday evening a conference call was set up between. all three
departmems and it was decided to suspbnd-the search.
Thursday afternoon, officers with the FWC reported that the mostly
submerged 15 1/2-foot Glasstream aluminum boat the men had been on
had been located north-northwest of Rock Island. The boat was discovered
by a St. Mark's crabber who was lending his traps.
FWC officers again set up a grid pattern around the boat to search for'the
bodies, but were unsuccessful.
A fisherman in a private boat spotted Goffs body Saturday, just after 3
p.m. and remained with the body until FWC officers from that region
arrived on the scene. Goff's body was found approximately 40 nautical
miles from where the boat was located.:
The body was turned over to the Leon County Medical Examiner's
Office which conducted an autopsy to determine the'cause of death and for
identification purposes, according to FWC Off. Guy Carpenter.
The cause of death was ruled as drowniiig.
iPlease see page 3,'
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Walker Tracy Davis. center, and Haley Smith were crowned the 2005 Florida Forest Festival Little King and Queen in cere-
monies held.Oct. 8. Lanzy Cribbs, left, and Hannah McNutt were riamed second runners-up with Cory Cruce, right, and Kendal
Blue, taking home first runners-up honors. The wee royalty- will be very special guests at all upcoming Florida Forest Festival
events, beginning Saturday, Oct. 15, with the annual Kids Parade & Picnic in the Park.
Da"vis, Smii th crowned festival's
little king, little queen Saturday
A pint-size prince with a
thousand-watt smile and a blond-
haired, blue-eyed princess were
crowned Taylor County's 2005
Little King and Little Queen during
ceremonies held Saturday, Oct. 8,
at Taylor County Middle School.
Walker Tracy Davis, the son of
Tracy and Janine Davis, will bear
the king's crown for the next year,
representing the 50th Florida
Forest Festival. At his side as
queen will be Haley Smith, the
daughter of Pepper and Amber
Joining them on the royal court
are: first runners-up Cory O'Neal
Cruce, the son of Neal and Belinda
Cruce, and Kendal Brooke Blue,
the, daughter of Robert and
Lucretia Blue, along with second
runners-up Lanzy Cribbs, the son
of Melvin and Marsie Cribbs, and
Hannah McNutt, the daughter of
Timmy and Jennifer McNutt.
The royal couple will make their,
first public appearance at the
festival's 2005 Kids Parade &
Picnic in the Park Saturday, Oct.
15, in downtown Perry:
The Little King. & -Queen
Pageant drew a capacity crowd to"
the middle school auditorium,
where 24 little 'princes and
princesses competed for the crown.
Audience -members were taken
on a journey "Through the Years"
with costumed skits and musical
numbers. The junior competitors--
whose average age was five years
old--shimmied and shone in a wide
array of, get-ups...from poodle
skirts to futuristic space suits.
Some of the biggest names in
rock-and-roll made special guest
appearances for the show,
including Elvis (accompanied by
his junior-size twin) and Sonny and
Deidra McRory Newman served
as Mistress of Ceremonies with co-
chair honors being shared by
Kristy Goodman, Nicole Wilder,
Angie Bembry and Wendy
Cocaine, cash seized in
drug bust three arrested
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Fine Art Show
The 2005 Florida Forest Festival Fine Art Show is dedicated
to local photographer and forestry pioneer Walter L. Beers Jr.,
PhD. Samples of his work are currently on display at Forest
Capital State Museum, along with artwork from past featured
artists: Pat Ketring, Sue Hicks, Eddie Brown, Valmar (Pete)
Lavoie and the sculpture team ,Bronze by \Cooley. Art
enthusiasts and festival supporters are invited to a reception
at the museum to mark the.. opening of the show Thursday,,Oct.
13, at 7 p.m.
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Three Perry men have been
Sarrested'on drug charges after a,
joint operation involving Lafayette
and Taylor County law
enforcement yielded one' ounce,
plus 15 grams of cocaine, a bottle
full of crack cocaine, a small
amount of marijuana and a large
quantity of cash.
According to Perry Police
SDepartment Det. Mike Anderson
and Taylor County Sheriff's Office
Inv. Dewayne Bratcher, who
comprise, the. Taylor County Joint
Drug Task Force (JDT), Lafayette
County Sheriff Carson McCall
contacted them early last week in'
reference to a cocaine buy bust of
William "Billy" Knight, 46, of
McCall told JDT that "they had
Just arrested Knight for trafficking
an ounce of cocaine.
"Sheriff McCall said that he and
Lafayette County Sherriffs Office
Inv. Travis Boatwright had
conducted a buy bust operation
resulting in the delivery of one
ounce of powder cocaine,"
"McCall said that while using an
informant, a call was placed to
Knight where the informant
requested an ounce, of powder
cocaine. The informant was given
$1,060 cash with recorded serial
numbers and attached with an
electronic listening device.
"The informant and Knight we're
kept under visual surveillance
during the operation," Bratcher
"Knight met the informant at
Buckville and picked him up. Then
they traveled to Perry and were
seen by Boatwright turning onto
Center Street," Anderson added.
Knight went into, an apartment
located on Center and purchased
the'cocaine. He then returned to the
vehicle and gave the informant a
baggie with the cocaine in it.
Knight and the informant then
drove back to Buckville where
Knight was arrested. Knight was in.
possession of a small amount of
cocaine and $120 of the buy
Anderson said that after further
investigation, the Perry cocaine
connection was identified as
Lowski'Anderson, 27, who resides
at 1107 Center Street,
It was determined that there was
enough probable cause to continue
the investigation with a search
warrant. State Attorney Dave
Phqlps was contacted, who advised
JDT to obtain a search warrant for
the apartment, which they did.
"A team of officers consisting of
:Lafayette County deputies ard
.Perry police officers was
,' Please see page 3
Beth Davis Patillo, who was the
first Florida Forest Festival Little
,- Please see page 5
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
gave the county a refund for its
Emergency Medical Services
The county, as part of its
agreement with DMH, gives
the hospital $20,666 a month
to help offset the cost of
DMH CEO Rick Brown was
on the agenda Monday night to
request the October funds, but
instead told commissioners it
was not needed.
The funds for August and
SSeptember "made us whole,"
Brown said. .
"A deal's a deal," he said,fi
before giving them a check for
The money was in addition
to $805 he had already turned
into county staff, he said.
In the period from October
2004 to August 2005, EMS.
had expenses of $754,000 with
cash collections of $569,000
and county support of'
$165,000. With the $41,333
subsidy given in early
September, the county
overpaid DMH $1,017, which"
by the agreement was given
back to the county.
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A-2 The Taco Times October 12, 2005
Eglin attffjey testified:
Goinrinto Taylor County 'cold' to
convince public made process worse
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money dowit on them. They
committed fraud, she said, when
investors Richard Massey and
Tom Becnel paid for the same
piece of land.
Beroset and Joe Hammonds,
-Alford's defense attorney, argued-
that their clients had committed no
fraud. Hammonds told the jury
that land speculation is a high-
stakes business not intended for
the meek. Everyone involved,
including thaoSe who lost
.significant sums of money, knew
what they weie up against,
"Was there a lot of greed?
Absolutely. On all parts," he said.
"And people who want to make
money take ch es."
Heldmyer accused Fleet, a
former prose tor, of using the
respect he'd gained over the years
to "take advantage" of Massey,
who lost $7 million in the land
"He should have known better,"
Hammonds told jurors, that
Heldmyer's focus during the two-
week trial 'on his client's,'
spending-$3 million invested by
land swap clients spent on
designed to deflect their attention
from the real issues in the case.
"They don't want to talk about
Kids Parade &
Picnic in the Park
'The Florida Forest Festival Kids
Parade ard Picnic in the Park will be
held Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at
Costume juieig will begin at 9:45
a.m..-as cqilestants line up on
Washington Street (behind 'the
courthouse). Trophies will be awarded
for most original, costume; most
keeping with the theme ("Still First in
Forestry After. 50 Years"); and the
Entries may be either individual or
as a group. Trophies will be awarded
when the parade begins.
The parade will be led by the Taylor
County Boys and Girls Drum Corps,
as contestants and visiting entries
'walk to City Park.
Fireworks light -
the skies Tuesday
S the 50th-annual Florida Forest
Festival will hold its Fabulous
Fireworks Slw Tuesday, Oct. 18, at-
the Perry-FQl Airport.
The show Ogins "at dark," so plan
to arrive early for a good seat,
Beginning Monday,. Oct. 17; the
county will remllove all signs placed on
Signs pla-el on. county right-of-
ways pose | hious hazard and are
not in co-Me with Taylor County
Land Dev ment Regulations. The
county will rlmove all posted signs
and will store them temporarily at the
County Road Department for pick-up.
For future placement of any sign and
permitting, call the administrative
complex at 86 3500 (ext. 1). .
:The semi-annual clean-up at
Carlton Cemetery will continue
Saturday, Oct. 15, from 7-11 a.m.
Volunteers are invited to "bring your
garden tools" and meet at the
cemetery. Assistance will be available
for all those needing help with clean-
Are ju hungry?
Taylor Cou~ty High School seniors
will be, smiling hot dogs and
hamburgers: at the. airport next
Tuesday night as the Flonda Forest
Festival celebrates its. 50th
anniversary with fireworks.
Sales will begin at 6 p.m. and
continue until the fireworks fill the air.
All proceeds will benefit the school-
sponsored senior tnp to New York City
ih the spring.
the deal, but it's all about the
deal," he said.
Both defense attorneys argued
that Alford and Fleet were
passionate about finalizing
Alford's planned purchase of
545,000 acres of timberland in
Taylor County. They knew the
subsequent trade of that land to the
Air Force for several parcels,
including two valuable beachfront
tracts in Okaloosa Island, would
make .them rich.
They said both Alford and Fleet
had been aboveboard in their
negotiations .for the sale of the
two Okaloosa Island tracts, one
16-acre lot known as A-5 and,
another 215 acres called the Dunes
Hammonds noted that the entire
transaction had been quietly
blessed by the Air Force, which
wanted the Taylor County land for
a long-range missile test site.
Beioset closed by informing the
juty that Fleet, his client, had not
spent lavishly ias Alford had. He
depended on Alford for payments
he needed to operate his household
and run a campaign for judge,
Beroset said Fleet never lied to
FBI agent Steve Harker, as the
prosecution maintained. Heldmyer
scoffed at that notion.
Alford and Fleet face up to 20;
,years in prison and a maximum
.$250,000 fine on the wire fraud
convictions. The other charges'are
punishable by anywhere from five
to 10 years in prison and a
SDefense attorneys for the land
speculator: and his lawyer ran
through their witness list
One witness, Eglin Air Force
Base attorney Don Fitch,
explained why officials there never
disclosed their willingness to trade
large chunks of Okaloosa Island
beachfront for timberland in
S"It was very controversial for
Eglin to give up Okaloosa Island
property. During negotiations that
needed to be kept quiet," Fitch told
Fitch was brought in to bolster
the defense argument that Alford,
with Fleet as his attorney; was
devoted to closing a land swap that
would have ended with two parcels
of Okaloosa Island land in his
First, Alford had to close on a
purchase of 545,000 acres in
:Taylor County, Air Force officials
had agreed to swap valuable
beachfront for, timberland in the
state's rural Big Bend region
because it needed a site for long-
range missile testing.
Fitch testified that he served as a
"conduit for information" between
the Air Force and Alford. He
remained in communication with
Alford and Fleet until their land
swap deal collapsed near the end of
2004, he said.
Fitch said he warned Alford and
Fleet throughout that their plan
"I was optimistic we would get
the legislation to trade for the
range, but I was never optimistic
we would be able to use thq island
property because of the public
outcry," Fitch testified.
Military leaders right up to the
Secretary of the Air Force and
Florida's District 1 U.S. Rep. Jeff
Miller, R-Chumuckla, were
behind the bombing range project,
But the deal died because not
enough was done in advance to
soften, news of a possible
bombing range in Taylor. In the
election year of 2004, District 2-
U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, D-
Monticello, couldn't afford the
controversy within his
"We made the process worse by
going into Taylor County cold and
trying to convince the public this
would be a good thing," Fitch
said. He blamed "the Air Force,
Mr. Alford, Congressman Boyd,
all of us,"' for the public relations
Fitch testified that the need for a
missile range "is still there."
"Whether it has the same
priority, I don't know." he told the
Court. "'My feeling is it doesn't
have the same priority) it did in
Other defense witnesses called
Thursday included Bob Black, an
aide. to Miller who helped.
coordinate initial meetings.
between Alford and the Air Force,
and Gary Wood. former president
of Alford's Forest Capital Timber
Gary Joachim, an Atlanta native
who finds investors for large!
projects for Really Equity Capital
Inc., also testified for the defense.
He said Alford and Tom Becnel.
one of Alford's investors, came to
him looking for help finding
people willing to fund their stake
in the land swap.
SJoachim testified that Alford
was seeking investors to buy into
the purchase of the Okaloosa
Island tract known as the Dunes
Parcel. That parcel, with 7,300
feet' of beachfront, was much
easier to sell than the Taylor
But' Joachim testified that
selling the Air Force land without
obtaining g the timberland wasn't ah
"It's kinda putting- the cart
before the horse," he said. "It was
The deal got more muddled
when Becnel refused to relinquish
the claim he'd made to the Dunes
SParcel by putting down $5 million
and contracting with Alford to
purchase the property.
Investors went from squeamish
to disinterested .when Becnel asked
him to set up a meeting \with the
Air Force, Joachim told the court.
Becnel wanted to negotiate on his
own behalf to buy the Dunes
Parcel, he said. '
"I arranged a meeting that was
subsequently canceled," Joachim
said. "That put a question around
the entire deal and cooled my
investors' interest in purchasing
Look up in the sky!
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Fireworks" display Tuesday night; Both the shirts ($10) and
the glasses ($1) are available at the festival office.
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A-3 The Taco Times October 12, 2005-,
Year's arrests total 62
Continued from page 1
assembled," said Det. Anderson.
"We then went to a location to
observe the apartment."
Bratcher said while they were
waiting, Lowski Anderson and
David Mocean Gillyard, 22,
arrived at the apartment in
"The team moved in and secured
the two men. Gillyard was in
possession of less than 20 grams
marijuana and had cash on him,"
said Det. Anderson.
"Anderson had several hundred
dollars cash and a cell phone. All
the money was seized and was
later determined to contain buy
money from the Lafayette County
trafficking case," said Bratcher.
When a search.of the apartment
and Anderson's car was conducted,
the following items were found:
one bag containing 15 grams of
powder cocaine, one bottle
containing crack cocaine, one bag
of marijuana and approximately
$1,000 in cash.
The men were taken to thb.
Taylor County Jail, where they
were charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a church.
The arrests bring the total made
this year by the task force to 62.
Homecoming King, Queen
Toney Powell and Stormie Knight were crowned Taylor
County High School's 2005 Homecoming King and Queen
during festivities held Friday, Oct. 7, at Dorsett Stadium.
They are shown here in the pre-game ceremonial ride
around the football field; the couple, along with members of
the. Homecoming Court, were formally introduced to the
capacity crowd which filled the stadium during half-time.
Officers still alerted
Memorial services planned
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Carpenter said Tuesday it is
unlikely that White's-body will be
discovered 'after this length of
time, but that all officers on the
water have been told-.to keep a
look-out,just in case."
Family members said Tuesday
that donations may be sent to.
Sherry Goff, 176 E. Center Street,
32348, in lieu of flowers, or to
Burns Funeral Home, 1400 N,
Memorial services' have been,
planned for later this month.
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historical society member; tickets are also on sale at the "Historical
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A-4The Taco Times October 12, 2005
M.- Featured speaker Wednesday
Gardeners face challenge with 'Plant of Year'
Debbie Strickland of ''Blooms
by Greenbriar" will be the featured
speaker when the Perry Garden
Club meets on Wednesday, Oct.
19, at 9:45 a.m.
Strickland's program on "Plant
of the Year, Grow & Show" will
feature her introduction of the
Plant of the Year, the Kaempferia,
as well as an explanation of its
growth habit and needs. Also,
members will have the
opportunity to purchase a
Kaempferia at a nominal price.
In the spirit of friendly
competition, members are urged.to
nurture their new Kaempferia
plants throughout the. year and
return them for judging at the
May, 2006, meeting.
Nell Barnett will present the
horticulture tip, with Karen Ezel
serving as chairwoman of the
hostesses. All members are urged
to attend, and guests are cordially
The Perry Garden Club is a
member of the National Garden
Club, the Deep South Region and
the Florida Federation of Garden
Lindsey Rogena Parker, Bryant Thomas Brantley
On Oct. 29th
Parker, Brantley to wed
at Steinhatchee Landing
Mr. and Mrs, Gilbert Parker of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Lindsey Rogena, to Bryant Thomas Brantley; the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Al Ray Brantley of Perry.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bett\ Green. the late Chester
Green,,and Mr. and MNrs. J.C. Parker. Grandparents of the prospective
groom are Lewis and Mary Jo Thohias, Geneva Suggs Beyer and the late
The couple will exchange, vows on Oct. 29, 2005, .at 4:30 p.m. at
Steinhatchee Landing. No formal in stations will be issued; all friends
and relatives are invited to attend.
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p.m. in Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
A whirlwind Saturday
Before her guest appearance at the Little King and Queen
Pageant, Forest 'Festival Jr. Miss Allison Bassett was among
the visiting. queens at Mayo's Pioneer Day held Saturday.
Bassett, who works at Taylor Gymnastics, Cheerleading and
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at 6 o'clock in the evening
Catholic Parish Hall
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A-5 The Taco Times October 12, 2005
Joined on stage by children
1st Little Queen performed
"Wa' you faoiefo?
Taylor County's firstFlorida Forest Festival Little Queen
Beth Davis Patillo was joined by her children Michael and
Catherine onstage at Saturday's Little King and Queen Pageant.
Need fl vaccine?
The Taylor County Hlealth."
Department has begun receiving
its supply of flu vaccine for 2005- .
06 and will begin administering it
the week of Oct.. 17,, by
appointment onl,. to those ..
individuals who are determined to
be at high risk.
If v6 think that \ou are at high
risk for catching or spreading
influenza to a high risk person,
the Taylor Count. Health
Department wants to vaccinate
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you as early as possible
Please call the dep
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appointment for y
vaccinations. All vaci
initially be given by ap
Once those at high
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LITTLE KING, QUEEN,
Continued from page 1
Queen and, later, the first little
queen to win the Jr. -Miss title,
was a very special guest of the
pageant. She performed a solo, "In
My Daughter's Eyes," and was
joined onstage by her children,
Michael, 5, and Catherine, 2.
Taking their final bows were the
2004 Little King and Queen, Alex
Parker anid-Hannah Polley.'
Students from Taylor
Gymnastics. :Cheerleading &
Dance performed a variety of
routines, beginning with a
"Roaring 20s" Charleston and
ending with a contemporary) dance
The program also included 'a
segment where the children dressed
up as "what they want to be when
the\ grow up." Their choices
ranged from a fiteffghter to the
Tooth Fairy. '
During the evening wear
presentation, the children were-
asked a simple question dragn at
random. Their answers drew
points in bags available
Free trick-or-treat bags are
'' : available at the PerryTaylor
risk have County Chamber of Commerce.
I lower risk Sponsored by Keep Taylor
eduled for County "Boo-tiful," the bags can
November be picked up on weekdays, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
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laughter and applause from the
beaming parents and grandparents
in the audience. A sampling of the
questions and answers, included:. "If
you could be any animal, what
would you be?" Answer: "A
Festival 5K Run/Wall
following three-year <
After a three year absence, the
Forest Festival 5K Run/Walk is
back and will be held festival day,
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
with the race set to begin at 8:30.
The 3.1 mile course starts and
finishes at the Foodland Shopping
Center parking lot near Perry
Movie Theater and travels through
"This is a great opportunity to
celebrate 50 years of forestry b\
bringing back a favorite traditional
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festival event," Race Director
Diane Ching said. "The 5K
Run/Walk draws participants from
the community\ and the Big Bend
region every year."
Trophies will be awarded to
overall and age group winners as
well as the top male and female
finishers from Taylor County.
Registration fees are $15 on race
day or $12 for pre-registration. All
registered participants n s ill receive
a t-shirt. water bottle and a goody
bag full of gifts from local
"What's your favorite food?"
sponsors. Refreshments will be
provided after the race.
New this year, all registered
participants will be entered into a
post-race drawing for an array of
prizes' including a 28-inch
television donated by South House
home furnishings, Ching said..
For more information, including
registration forms, contact Donna,
Breer at the Forest Festival office
at 5S4-TREE ~8"33).
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A-6 The Tago Times October 12,2005
TCHS comeback falls seconds short
By AARON PORTWOOD
The Taylor County Bulldogs
mounted a huge 15-point second-
half comeback to take a 23-22 lead
over the visiting East Gadsden,
Jaguars with two minutes
remaining in what appeared to be a
hard-fought Homecoming victory-
only to give up a last-second
touchdown and drop their third
straight game, 29-23.
After giving up 22 points in the
second quarter--including a
touchdown on a 41-yard
interception return with 51
seconds left in the half--to trail 22-
8, the Bulldogs defenseshut out
the Jaguars in the second half--
until surrendering a 70-yard.
touchdown drive in the final two.
The last-second loss ruined a
by freshman runningback
Bryckoski Jackson and the
Bulldogs, offensive line, who.
paved the way for Jackson to break'
the 100-yard rushing mark and
score the go-ahead touchdown on
an eight-yard run with 2:07 left in
The Bulldogs, scored on the
opening possessions of both
halves, but punted five times and
turned the ball-. over twice on
interceptions at the end of both
halves. Jackson carried 23 times
for 101 yards and a touchdown,
.but the rest 'of the Bulldogs'
offense lost yardage on the ground
as Taylor finished'with 42 carries
for 91 yards.
QB Genario McNealy completed
Shis first three passes for 59 yards
and a touchdown, but struggled the
rest of the game, finishing 6 of 13
for 91 yards and two interceptions,
while losing 46 yards on six
carries (four sacks for '50 yards).
McNealy threw just three passes
in the second half, completing two
for 22 yards and a TD, but was
picked off on his final pass of the
T aylor County had several
players playing new positions. as.
junior varsity players were called
up and saw playing time,
including freshman tailback Curtis
Jones (4 carries for 5 yards). The
added depth allowed several regular
varsity players to see double duty,
including Jackson playing some
linebacker and linebacker Georgie
Armstrong filling in at fullback to
carry twice for eight yards and
catch two passes for 22 and a
touchdown, in addition to helping
clear the way for Jackson.
Sean Padgett also had four
carries for 21 yards and caught a
12-yard pass, while Tony Powell
hadtwo catches for 37 yards and a
touchdown, 'but lost seven yards
'on his only carry.
Joseph Proenza had a crucial 20-
yard catch on 4th and 7 for a first
down on the opening touchdown
drive of the game, while Greg
Snead was relatively quiet--
carrying once for six yards.
SThe Taylor defense was unable
,to stop East Gadsden's star
,runningback Darius Jackson, who
had 138 yards, two TD's and a
two-point conversion on just 12.
carries, caught five passes for 54
yards and scored on a 41-yard
interception return 'for a
touchdown to account for 20 of
the Jaguars 29 points.
The Jaguars fumbled six times.
(including three fumbled snaps and
two high snaps), but recovered all
the loose balls except for a fourth
quarter punt snap that sailed
through the endzone for a safety.
The Bulldogs began the game
with a 67-yard scoring drive keyed
by Jackson, Padgett, Proenza and
McNealy, who completed three
straight passes, including a 27-
yard TD pass to Powell on a gutsy
4th and 19 play call.
Bulldogs, Head Coach Price
Harris.successfullycalled two 4th
down conversion plays on the
game-opening scoring drive,
including McNealy's 20-yard pass
to Proenza on 4th and 7 to keep
the drive alive, after Padgett picked
up 12 on a screen pass on what
seemed to be an impossibly long
3rd and 20 play.
Jackson carried five times for 17
yards on the drive before Powell
made an acrobatic tiptoe catch' at
the pylon on a perfect throw from,
The two teams traded punts as
Sthe defenses took over for the
remainder' of the first quarter,
before East Gadsden started the
second period with a seven-yard
TD run up the middle of the
Taylor defense by Darius Jackson,
who danced in untouched off right
tackle for the two-point
conversion to tie the game at 8-8.
The score was set up by two
long runs (24 and 18) by Jackson
on back-to-back sweep plays
around the edge of the Taylor
Despite an awesome '37-yard
kickoff return by Powell to
midfield, the Bulldogs couldn't
capitalize, as penalties for delay of
game and 12-men on the field dug
i hole too big for McNealy's 10-
yard pass to Powell.
After a 30-yard punt'by John
Crowley, the Jaguars began a 64-
yard scoring drive keyed by four
long passes, including three to D.
Jackson for 18, 10 and 17 yards.
QB Harry Betsy dove in from two
yards out with 6:18 to play to put
the Jaguars ahead 15-8 with 6:18
to play in the half.
Despite an eight-yard carry by
B. Jackson and two runs for 14
yards by Padgett, a dropped pass
and holding penalty forced the
Bulldogs to punt.
Fumbled snaps and penalties.
forced East Gadsden to punt, but a
double (lateral) pass from
McNealy to WR/back-up QB
Marquis Ellis, who ihrew
incomplete to Powellt, was
followed by an interception by
Darius Jackson picked off the
pass at the Bulldogs' 41 and
returned it for an easy touchdown
to give the Jaguars a 22-8 lead
with 51 seconds left in the half.
B. Jackson picked up 17 yards.
on two carries before McNealy
was sacked for a 12-yard loss to
end the half.
Taylor recovered an onside kick
to start the second half and went to
B. Jackson early and often, as the
freshman carried seven times on-
the 10-play drive and picked up 22
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Armstrong (playing fullback for
the first time) carried once for five
A new youth basketball league
is forming with games scheduled
to get underway in January.
SThe Upward Basketball League
is for both boys and girls in grades'
one. through six.- It is being
sponsored locally by First Baptist
Early registration is now
underway at a cost of $45 per
player. Registration forms may be
picked up at First Baptist Church.
SThe Upward Basketball League
promotes character and self-
esteem in every child by providing
yards and caught a 12-yard pass in
addition to scoring on a 10-yard
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equal, playing time, separate
leagues for boys and girls, a one-
hour practice and game each week
and an evaluation process to
provide equal opportunity for
All players must attend one
evaluation scesion to be held the
second week over November at
Forest Capital Hall.
Practices begin Jan. 2 with
games slated to get underway Jan.
For more information, contact
First Baptist Church at 584-7066.
pass to cap the drive with 6:52 left
in the third.
Sean Crowley's kick pulled the
Bulldogs within 22-15.
D. Jackson shredded the Taylor
defense for 21 and 34,yards on
back-to-back carries inside the.
five-yard line, but the Bulldogs'
defense, led by Adam Cook and
Jake Meacham, stuffed the Jaguars
on four straight plays (including
two fumbles) to hold East Gadsden
without a point.
Taylor failed to pick tp a first
down and was forced to punt as the
final quarter began, while East.
Gadsden lost 13 vards on a high
Taylor County High Head Football Coach Price Harris talks strategy with his team during a
break in Friday's homecoming action against East Gadsden.
snap and D. Jackson temporarily
left the game with cramps to force
a Jaguars, punt.
Curtis Jones came in to relieve
B. Jackson for the Bulldogs, who
lost yardage due to a 16-yard sack
and were forced to punt.
East Gadsden had big plays
nullified by penalties and then lost
17 yards when Cole Revels sacked
the QB. The Jaguars snapped the
ball over the punter's head for a
safety to narrow the score to 22-17
and give the Bulldogs the ball
with a free kick.
B. Jackson came back on and
quickly picked up where he left
off, gaining nine, five, four and
eight yards and scored on an eight-
yard run with 2:07 left in the
game. The drive also featured runs
and a key block by Armstrong and
a pass interference call for
Meacham in the endzone to keep
the drive alive,
SLeading 23-22, the Bulldogs
went for two and Jackson was
stopped short of the goal line.
A squib kick was recovered at
the Jaguars 31 and East Gadsden
reached into their bag of tricks for
a double (lateral) pass from
Jackson for 35 yards to the Taylor
-: 34. A shovel pass to Jackson
J went for four and Betsy was sacked
,; by Lance Rowell on 2nd,and 6 to
force a 3rd and 7 play that saw a
reverse go for 17 yards.
On 1st and 10 from the 14,
i Jackson took a toss sweep around
-. the right end for a touchdown with
18.9 seconds left in the game to
give the Jaguars the 29-23 win.
McNealy was intercepted on the
final play of the game to drop the
Bulldogs to 2-4 on the season.
Taylor County (0-1 in district)
hosts district-rival Dixie County ,
.(4-3 overall, 0-1 in district) next
week in a must-win district game.
Bulldog golfers are 2nd in district
The Taylor County High' golf the state regionals. a tough Plantation Oaks golf best individual round of the
team placed second in the,district Ten teams from the north course. tournament. Ryan Hagberg added
golf tournament played Monday in central Florida area competed in an 84 while Marcus Spradley and
Gainesville and earned a spot in the 18-hole district tournament at The Bulldogs' teamtotal of 343 Daniel Joiner each shot 90.
was 10 strokes behind district.
champ Santa Fe. Baker County
finished third at 347 while
Madison was fourth at 376.
Matt Cruce led the Bulldogs
with a 79, just one shot behind the
Taylor County's second place
finish earned them a spot in
Monday's state regional
tournament to be played at
Jacksonville's Hyde Park.
(Boys and Girls in grades 1-6)
sponsored by First Baptist Church
Promoting character and self-esteem in.every child by providing equal playing time.
There will be a one-hour practice and game each week.
Early registration per child $45
(after Oct. 21 add $10, deadline is Nov. 10)
Forms may be picked up at the church office
(located at 102 N. Center St.) & dropped off with
fee Mon.-Th., 9 am 5 pm., Fri. 9-noon
or mail to P.O. Box 1119, Perry, FL 32348
Practices will begin Monday, Jan. 2
First game will be Saturday, Jan. 14
Awards night will be Saturday, Maich 18
Everyone MUST attend one basketball evaluation at
Forest Capital Hall:
1st & 2nd grade: Mon., Nov. 7 between 5:30-7:30 pm
3rd & 4th grade: Tues., Nov. 8 between 5:30-7:30 pm
5th & 6th grade: Thurs., Nov. 10 between 5:30-7:30 pm
A parent/guardian must be present with their child.
For more information,call First Baptist Church at 584-7066
Oct. 11, 2005
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Bishop James Washington with wife, Sharon Washington
Washington named Bishop
Dr. James Washington Jr., a native of Perry. and the son of Bertha and
James Washington Sr., \%as consecrated as a presiding bishop in Alpha and
Omega Church Ministries International, Inc., Fellowship. The ceremony
took place in Louisville, Ky., with his mother in attendance as a special
Dr. Washington is a 1968 graduate of Jerkins High School and received
degrees from Florida A&M University (Bachelor of Science in
mathematics). Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville
(Master's in education), and the University of Georgia (Doctorate of
education). In addition to these degrees, Washington Iknown in Perry as
Jimmy) has received awards and recognition from organizations in
Florida. Georgia, Illinois. Kentucky. New York and South Carolina.
Washington \%ill continue to serve as nior pastor of New Grove Baptist
Church in Winmerville. Ga., where and his wife, Sharon Devoe
Washington, have worked for 25 years, n the position of third presiding
bishop with Alpha and Omega Churh Ministries International. Inc.,
Washington is charged with overseeiy. the education curriculum and
economic development for the national'and international outreach of the
Having recently returned from Ke'a, East Af'nca. Washington is
networking with schools and institution of higher education to continue
enhancing members of under-representedpopulations in their pursuit of a
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A-7 Perry News-Herald September 30-October 1,2005
pSt. James celebrates 80 years
Day-long celebration begins with breakfast
St. James Episcopal Church, 1100 West Green Street, Perry will
celebrate 80 years of ministry to this community on Sunday, Oct. 16. This
all-day.event will include a continental breakfast, a special morning service
featuring Fr. Walter Saffran as preacher and celebrant for 10 a.m. worship,
a covered dish luncheon, special music evening service and a homemade
ice cream social to end the day.
All members of the community--and especially all the friends of St.
James--are invited to this wonderful celebration. For further information
please contact the church at: 850-584-7636.
Christian Tabernacle honors Demps
The Christian Tabernacle family invites the community to celebrate the
17th anniversary of "a pastor after God's own heart"--Elder Chester H.
Demps--on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. Special guest for the occasion will
be presiding Elder Reginald Peyton and New Covenant Holy Temple of
Tallahassee with the radio choir presenting the music.
The church is located at 435 Warner Ave., adjacent to the Jerkins Boys
and Girls Club.
All Taylor ministers invited to meeting
The Taylor County Ministerial Association will meet on Monday, Oct.
24, at noon in the St. Jamnes' Family Life Center located just past St. James
Church at 1100 West Green Street. Priests and pastors will be honored
guests for lunch. Please call if you need directions. The main purpose of
the meeting is to plan the annual Community Thanksgiving Service.
Do you have a pre-schooler?
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) are meeting on Fridays at First
Presbvierian Church. located at 310 Plantation Road. Please call the
church office at 584-3826 for additional information. Childcare is
Session held in Tallahassee
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The First Bethlehem Missionary
Baptist Association, Inc. with
Elder Edward Gaines, moderator,
held a'grand session, Monday, Oct.
4 through Saturday, Oct. 9, at St.
John Missionary Baptist Church in
Those attending throughout the
entire session were, President
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7" In Remembrance
Rev. Byron Tedder
"the one-armed preacher"
It's been a year since
God called you home. But
it also seems like
yesterday, because the
pain, lonliness and
emptiness is still there.
The tears still flow like the river Jordan you preached
You were a great husband, friend, father and step-
You were even a greater preacher. You lead many to:
God and you witnessed to the end.
Many still remember the words God lead you to-
preach and the visits and prayers you said.
It was hard to see you go, but you are no longer in
pain. You are with the one you love the most...God.
I love you, my dear, and miss you!
Your loving wife, Lynn
Jon D. Caminez
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A-8 The Taco Times October 12,2005
Deacons. He was on the Board of
Trustees. taught Sunday school
and was an active member of the
.,~ church's construction mission
team each summer.
Long interested in community
and civic affairs, he, served a term
in the Florida, House of
Representatives. In El1Dorado, he
served as president of the Rotary
Club, was a Paul Harris Fellpw of
Rotary International and had served
on.the Board of Directors of both
the Art Center and the El Dorado
In his lifelong pursuit of
Benjamin Thomas Whitfield knowledge. he took part in many
; m Elderholtel activities. Traveling
Benjamin Thomas extensivelv with his wife~,Adell,
Whitfield .they visited six continen's'-nd all
Benjamin Thomas Whitfield, 50 states.
72;. :of El Dorado, Ark., died He was preceded in death by his
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, after a father, Richard Lorenzo Whitfield':
brief illness. Sr., and two daughters, Marlinda
-A-native of Perry, he graduated Gayle and Rhea Ann, both of
-fi b-Taylor County High School whom died from cystic fibrosis at
S(TCHS) in 1951 as president of : an early age.
his -enior class. He served a brief He is survived by his wife of 50
stint-in the United States Navy. years. Jew\el Adell Kennedy
He graduated from Florida Whitfield: his mother. Mary Lou
Southern College in Lakeland and Whitfield of Perry; a son, Russell
received both a master's degree in Kennedy Whitfield and daughter-
education and a doctorate in higher in-law Roseann Whitfield of
education from Florida State Easton, Penn.: a daughter, Mary
University. Lynn Whitfield of Tucker, Ga.; a
He started the industrial arts brother and sister-in-law, Richard
program at TCHS in his early and Diane Whitfield of Perry; two
teaching career, before going into sisters. Alda Higdon of Reidsville,
college administration. He served Ga., and Penny Dixon of
as Dean of Students'at the College Leesburg; a grandson, Bryan: two
of the Albemarle in Elizabeth granddaughters. Kaitlyn and
City, N.C.. then Dean of Students Megan; and several nieces and
at Westark Community College in nephews.
Fort Smith, Ark. He moved to El ., A memorial service was held
Dorado in 1975 as Chancellor., fq'.pqTuesday. Oct. 11, at First Baptist
South Arkansas Community Church, El Dorado. In Perry.
College, El Dorado branch. visitation for friends and family
After consolidation of the will begin at 10 a.m.. on
community college and the, Thursday. Oct. 13, at Joe P. Burns
vocational school, he was named Funeral Home. Graveside services
president. He served in that will be held at Carlton Cemetery
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Helen Smith, Verdie (Kitty)
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Brooks, Patricia Williams, Elvia
Anderson; Bobbie J. Steadman,
Deacon and Mrs. Carl Williams.
Wednesday, the special guest for
the Womens Department of the
Association was, president 'of
Florida General' Baptist State
Convention, Patricia Carter.
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patient at North Florida Regional
hospital in Gainsville. Let us say
a prayer for all our sick and shut
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B-1 The Taco Times October 12, 2005
New Steinhatchee gym facility nears completion
The company building the new.
gym at Steinhatchee School, Peter
Brown Construction, rolled out
the red carpet recently for a
celebration of safety, which
included a catered meal and tour of
the almost complete facility.
Celebrating 240 days of
construction without an accident,
the company invited several
members of the community to
view the building upon which
finishing touches are now being
The crowning star of the project
is 'an 9,410, square-foot
gymnasium, which has a floor
made of small Canadian maple
Chainsaw event set
The Florida Forest Festival chainsaw competition always draws fierce
competition from Big Bend loggers and event chairman John Fish said
this year should be "bigger and better than ever."
The event' will be held in the southeast corner of the old Armory, next
to the log loader competition.
Registration will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. No entries will be
accepted after the deadline.
Competition will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. with cross-cut events
being held first, followed by the chainsaw events.
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and amateurs will be allowed
Men's and women's categories for all saw events will be held with
mixed pairs (Jack and Jill) categories included for the cross-cut event.
Safety equipment will be provided and must be worn by all
competitors. Participants must also use the saws provided.
The best time in each chainsaw event wins a new chainsaw. Other
prizes includes plaques and cash.
The event is being sponsored by the Florida Forest Festival, Mims
Power Center-Inc., Taco Saw and Equipment, Pioneer Machinery Inc. and
Roberts Lumber Company.
The event is being held in conjunction with the Florida Division of
Forestry and Buckeye Florida.
slats. The building also features
girls and boys showers, men's and
women's bathrooms, office space
and three additional large
Training facilities, janitorial
closets, gym equipment storage
and a concession area are also
included in the building.
School Principal Shelly
Strickland said she "would love to
see the facility become a focal
point in the community, a place
where families can come and
watch their children or simply a
place to meet.
"I am so excited about this
beautiful addition to the school,"
she added, "and so are the
In all, the $2.7 million building
boasts almost 19,000 square-feet
of floor space.
"We are very'pleased about this
whole project,"' said
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard Jr. "The children of
Steinhatchee and the whole
community deserve something
like this. The new gymnasium.has
been needed for quite some time
and now, with the growth which
Steinhatchee is experiencing, we
felt it was time to have it built.
We have a great program going on
in Steinhatchee and this will only
help to make it better."
240 days of safety
Superintendent of Schools Oscar Howard Jr.,
Project Coordinator Dennis Fike joined officials
240 days of safety during the construction of the
Steinhatchee Principal Shelly Strickland and
with Peter Brown Construction in celebrating
new Steinhatchee School gym facility.
Event raises $24,000
for March of Dimes
Old and young alike were treated
to a carnival atmosphere recently,;
all the while helping the March of'
Dimes WIlkAmerica raise money
to6'Tig;t birth defects in newborn
babies and to put an end to
Local co-chairs Cynthia Nowlin
and Christie Lutz both called the
event a "rousing success. We are
so happy that the people of Taylor
County donated $24,000 in all, for
March of Dimes.
"We decided to have the walk
out at Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union this year,"
said Nowlin. "out on the vacant
lot. We also decided to change and
'have .our big fundraiser on walk
"We had it set up with a:
carnival atmosphere." she pdded.
"That's right," said Lutz, "There
were hot dogs, pop corn, dunking
booths, clowns and much, much
"There was fun for everyone,",
said Nowlin. "The kids enjoyed
Blue Bell ice cream goodies while
mom and dad had blood pressure
and diabetes screenings from
Premier Medical Center."
in the dunking booth were Clay
Bethea, Oscar Howard Jr., Randy
Hearne. Darryl Gunter, Emily
Ketring and Gil Williams.
The women said the whole
community participated and "that's,
what made it so much fun.
"We understand that America
and Americans arein a pinch,"
said Lutz. "But it does the heart
good to see people coming out and.
spending money, even if they've
already given all they could for the
hurricane victims and other
charities they holddear."
"That's right," said Nowlin.
"People came out and had fun.
And during that fun, you know
what? March of Dimes made some
money and some babies which
may have not made it because of.
birth defects, may now have a
"This' is a -wonderful
organization," said Lutz, "and the
people of our community need to
applaud themselves for being so
Volunteers and participants gathered for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica recently and enjoyed a "carnival
atmosphere" while raising money for the event. Dunking booths, clowns and lots of 'delicious goodies," were enjoyed by
all, according to officials with March of Dimes.
to be included
in DOF events
The Florida Division of
Forestry will once again sponsor
several events at the Florida Forest
Smokey Bear, along with
S Fire aviation program.. A
helicopter display featuring one of
several DOF helicopters used. in
the aerial assault on wildfires in
Florida and around the nation.
Festival goers are urged to "get upu
:close to the helicopter and meet
Sthe crew members";
*Appearances by DOF's own
fire prevention clowns, with the
.new famous "mini tractor/plow"
'Office of Agriculture Law:.
Enforcement K-9 Unit;
Firewise community displays.
Learn how to protect your home
against wildfires and see wildfire
Fire prevention giveaways,
including Smokey Bear school
"Firefighting in the olden
days," featuring vintage equipment:
display and historic forestry
equipment display and fire photos;
Public land management.
assistance information will be
:available along with your county
AARP: last Wed, 10 a.m. 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 MainStreel Cafe
MalnStreet 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 ori 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-
b '- m Airport Advisory Commission: 4th
S Monday,'12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs., 8
a.m., chamber board room.
a City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at. 6:30
S" County Commission: first Mon. and third
i-. Tues at 6 p.m., courthouse annex. ,
;: : Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs.. 9
a.m.. at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 S.
Planning Board: 1st Thurs, 6 p.m.
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 Fn., 2 p.m, courthouse
Taylor County Development Authority:
2nd Mon., 5 p.m. at Chamber of
Taylor County School Board: 1st and
3rd Tues., 7 pm.
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
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p m,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Mon,
7 p,m, Jbrkins 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 p m, 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
Wed., 10:30 am., Taylor County Public
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fri Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat, 7 p.m Tribal grounds, Lyman
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 Tommie Stanaland at
tstanaland@yahoo com or call 584-8815.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the 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 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: 3rd
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building
Society's museum is open every Thursday.
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 Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library and another AA group who meets
Monday Wednesdays and Thursdays at
Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98
West, across from the BP station at 8 p.m.
AL-ANON: St. James Episcopal Church
(in library), Wednesdays 12 noon to 1 p.m.,
584-2146. Thursday at 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 am.
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
AMVETS Post 20, Ladies Auxiliary and
Sons of AMVETS: 3rd Tuesday of each
month, 7 p m., at 2499 Woods Creek
American Legion Post #96:1st Tues, 7
p m. American 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 pm.
(Amencan Legion building).
To add your service club or
organization to the Community
Calendar, please call (850) 584-
5513 or send an e-mail
B-2 Taco Times October 12, 2005
Writer: Commissioners should
invite nuclear plant versus coal
President George W. Bush
suggested. in a news conference
recently that our country must
move on with constructing
economically feasible facilities for
.producing energy such as nuclear
.power electric generating plants.
Not only are nuclear power plants
feasible, the' plants are producing
efficient safe'energy for millions of
people throughout the world today.
Our United States Navy runs our
modem submarines and aircraft
carriers on nuclear power. Nuclear
electric plants produce 30 percent
of our electricity in Florida. The
Turkey Point Plant in Dade county,
the St. Lucie River Plant next to
Fort Pierce and the Crystal River
Plant have been producing
electricity for.over 30 years using
nuclear power. Nuclear power does
not bumianything. Nuclear power
does not emit anything except
steam and hot water. The hot water
Jis circulated through coolinig
canals where it is reused for the
turbines and has also been used to:
raise fish and shrimp by
Weyerhaeuser Corporation at the
plant in Dade County.
A byproduct of the nuclear
generated electricity can be
inexpensive hydrogen. Hydrogen
as everyone knows from their high
school, bio-chemistry labs is
produced by directing electrical
current through water. Yes we can
produce liquid hydrogen as a
byproduct of nuclear power plants.
George W. is also in favor of
hydrogen as "the new energy
source for automobiles." The
depleted uranium used for the fuel
source is very small and-has been
stored in secure containment at the
nuclear plants for years.
Science: is working on
technology, to reuse the spent
uranium for additional power.
Excess spent uranium is stored in'
secure 'Vaults hundreds of feet
under the ground in the desert
southwest. Spent uranium also has
a very short life span. Mankind
will not set up settlements on the
Moon, Mars, ;and travel beyond:
into space using archaic fossil
fuels, oil and coal. The fuel source
of the future is nuclear combined
with solar, wind and thermal:, Our
planet will not be able to continue
to supply enough coal and oil. We
do not want to destroy the health of
the people and affect the climate of
the earth. Why then do we allow
the fossil fuel supply corporations
to control our destiny? The answer
Big money is making us pay
through the nose and in the process
is affecting the health of our
population and the environment we
live in. Fossil fuel energy today is a
dinosaur and is strangling each and
.every one of us for the almighty
dollar. We need a clean competitive
fuel source with nuclear power.
Don't let special interest or
organizations sell you a bill of
goods for a coal-powered electric
generating plant. Listen 'to the
President and others- whom have
sincere interest in our future. Every
ope has the right and must speak up
and change the course we are on
for a better future.
Call your county commissioners
Sand ask then to join the 21st
century with you by stopping the
proposed coal fired power plant.
Ask them to invite a nuclear power
plant to come here.
Taylor County should have the
latest technology and the jobs that
go with it.
Hospice congratulates United
Congratulations' to the Taylor
County United Way campaign
committee for a wonderful kick-off
event on Oct. 5th. Despite
threatening rain clouds and the
;change of venue from the park to
the Woman's Club, spirits were not
As a United Way agency, Big
Bend Hospice was thrilled to see so
inany community members at the
breakfast and humbled by the show
o'community support. The theme
for this year's Untied Way
Campaign, "A Family Affair,"
resounded as the Taylor County
family committed to make this
year's campaign a success.
Big Bend Hospice is proud to be
a part of our United Way campaign
working to meets the needs of
Taylor County residents. The
money raised here, stays here
helping our friends and neighbors.
We want to extend a special thanks
to all those who attended the kick-
off breakfast on behalf of Big Bend
Hospice. You enabled us to, win
the door prize of $150. That
money will go to help meet the
needs of. Big Bend Hospice
patients here in Taylor County.
Thank you to our: school
superintendent for a wonderful
breakfast and to the United Way
campaign committee for a great
start to this year's campaign.
Jan' Lee, Big Bend Hospice
Team Leader, and Catherine
Arnold, Big Bend Hospice
'i: "':`""_. Community Relations
What nex? Organize our own pageant?'
Dear Editor: thanks and'congratulations go to all
First I would like to congratulate the sponsors and coordinators of
all participants of the Florida the pageant for spending time and
Forest Festival Pageant; all the monies to prepare these young
young ladies were dynamic! Also, ladies. Miss Bassett deserves a
Commissioners 'failed us'
When a person is elected to
serve as a county commissioner,
the first and foremost obligation of
that person is to protect the life,
health and welfare of the public.
They are also obligated to
protect the environment,
specifically, the air they breathe,
the water they drink and the food
By not refusing to allow the coal
fired electric plant to locate in
Taylor County, as did Leon,
Madison and Wakulla Counties,
they failed to fulfill their
obligations, to the citizens.
I can find no legal statute to
force a commission to have a vote,
short of a court order. However,
since they did not fulfill their first
and foremost obligation, in my
opinion, they are morally obligated
to ask for a vote and not be forced
to by the outrage of the public. I
also believe that it is morally
wrong to endanger the lives of
many young children and elderly.
people who will be subjected to the
deadly emissions from this plant,
just for the promise of a few jobs.
County commissioners and
development authorities do not
create jobs, that is done by the
businesses that locate in our
It is the responsibility of the'
commissioners to make sure that
the lives and the health of the
citizens are not endangered by
these businesses and that the
environment is not compromised
by them either.
SWednesday, October 12, 2005
123 S. Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN.
DEBBIE CARLTON SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Business Manager Managing Editor
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Staff Writer Advertising Director
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Staff Writer Promotional Advertising
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Staff Writer Classified Advertising
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.. :; .... .,
special congratulations for being
crowned Florida Forest Festival
Now. I'm especially proud of all
the black families and friends that
came.out to support the pageant
and their daughters, nieces, sisters
and friends that were participants.
We as blacks know that we have,
the brains, talent and beauty, to be
crowned as queens, named CEOs
and own our own businesses--
especially after seeing the talent we
presented in last year and this
So what do we "do. next?
Organize our own pageant where
will can give opportunity to our
talented black young teenage
ladies to be recognized by major
businesses such as IBM, Wal-Mart
and Black Enterprise magazine;
be interviewed by TV shows such
as Oprah, BET and the Today
Show; have the chance to sit at the
table with VPs and presidents of
these major companies;,
Please see page 6.
Letter to Editor
You have not heard from me for
awhile, because I realize I could
raise all the you know what in the
world, or I could write until, my
fingers fell off, but I do not have
the power to change the town, nor
do I have the power to change the
way people think. So I decided to
sit still and let the Potter (God) do
I was looking and- listening to
Bishop T. D. Jakes last Sunday. I
can't remember word for word, but.
this is what his message said to
We all know the story of Adam.
Adam did not turn out the way
God wanted him to, so he held him
in his hands and said to himself,
"What am I going to do with this
mess? Should I throw it away or
should I make it over-after all I
made it out of clay and i am God."
So instead of throwing 'him
away, he molded him over.
What is my point? I wonder
what God is thinking about Perry
and Taylor County. Let us pray.
P.S.: I'm so glad he didn't throw
me away, not yet anyway (smile).
My opinion as always,
SConcern for the elderly
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
She was in hot pursuit, with her finger senior;
pointing in my direction. an aged person;
"I have a bone to pick with you," she -superior;,
said, and I sighed deeply. past the prime of life;
This happens a lot in the newspaper .- rather advanced in years;
business, and I often know what to past middle age.
expect next, but this time I was clueless. Except for "past the prime of life," I
J stood still, prepared to take my think Webster did a fine job of
lumps. straddling the proverbial fence, and
"Why are you calling 61-year-olds and making nice with his readers. If you get
63-year-olds 'elderly'?" offended by "aged person," you can be
I was taken aback. complimented by "superior."
"What?" I said eloquently.. So I asked around, "How old is an
.They are rot elderly," she said. elderly person?"
"They are not elderly," I agreed, and The answers were as varied as
then I asked why I was being accused of Webster's.
this horrific crime. I also consulted the. Associated Press
"The article in the newspaper called Stylebook by which reporters eat, live
them elderly," she countered, and breathe. I didn't expect to find the
"Well, then someone 16 must- have word "elderly" but it was there, and I can
written it," I assured her. "I'm 50 and speculate mightily on the reason. Many
you won't catch me calling anybody in years ago, I believe somebody pointed
their 60s 'elderly.'" her finger at one of the editors of this
"Thank you," she said, and I didn't book and said, "I've got a bone to pick
dare ask her age, but it was obvious that :with you."
we struck a nerve. There, in black and white, the
My explanation seemed to satisfy her, guidebook for all journalists--all over
which is easier than some conflicts, but the' world--suggests, "Use this word
the confrontation stayed withme,, as carefully arid sparingly. It is not
confrontations will. appropriate in describing anyone under
I shared, this story in the' next 65 and should not be used casually in
newspaper staff meeting and a writer referring to anyone beyond that age. It
defended the description by saying, is most appropriate in generic phrases
"Well, 60 is elderly." that do not refer to specific individuals:
there was great booing, hissing and such as, concern for the elderly, a home
gnashing of teeth. for the elderly, etc."
"It is not," I maintained and I The book has been in my possession
represented the majority in that room. for 30 years, but I wouldn't call, it
'Well, then," the. writer asked, "what's elderly. I will, instead, yield to its sage
'elderly'?" advice and use that word carefully,
I honestly didn't know. If I asked my sparingly, or better yet--never.
mother, who is 84, she'd say somebody If we tiptoe around short, fat and
100-plus. If I asked somebody 100-plus, stupid, the least we can do is show
they'd suggest somebody 120. some respect for our elders.
Who defines elderly? Not that they're old.
Since:Webster assumed that challenge Not that they're past the prime of life.
many, many years ago, I resorted to his Not that they're advanced in years.
book. I remain astonished at the man's
ability to define words and retain Just that they are superior, of greater
friends. experience and earlier birth.
Here is what he suggests: Since it is National Newspaper Month,
one who is old; I do humbly and sincerely apologize for
Sof earlier birth; this, and all our other sins, and I
Solder; attribute them to the fact that I am,
Sof greater'experience; perhaps, elderly.
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S imall .. .bads i-fsiT'
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living Estate Tag Sale,'Friday, Oct. 14, 3
p.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15,8 a.m.-4
p.m., E. Pearl St. (off U.S. 90 E),
Quality furniture (a few antiques), decorator
accessories, lots of books (many
gardening & cookbooks), china,
glassware, sewing & floral design items,
garden tools, lawnmowers. Follow signs
on U.S. 90 east from Courthouse. Action
Yard Sale/Carport Sale, Friday &
Saturday, 9 a.m.-until, corner of W. Main &
Open Barn Sale, Saturday & Sunday, Hwy
150 N Greenville, All brand new shirts,
30,000 pieces, T-shirts starting at .50
cents, Polo shirts from $3.00, Sweatshirts
from $3.00, Blankets only $5.00, Baby
blankets only $3.00, College Team Polos
and Sweats, Sports bras starting at $3.00,
All Brand Newlll 221 N to Highway 90, turn
right, go approx 3 miles, left on 150 N,
follow the red signs, call, 850-948-4801 for
directions or questions.
Estate Sale, Saturday, Oct. 8 and-15, 6:00
p.m., 3 miles south of Cross City, Hwy 19,
at Old Drive Inn. Snap on tools and tool
-box, mechanics tools, table saw,
:ompressor, jointer, bench grinder, vises,
tools furniture, flat bed canoe, 2 trolling
.motors, fishing gear and much more.
:AB#2424, AU#2548. T.G.A:S.
:Auction every Saturday, 6 p.m., 3 miles of
-Cross City on Hwy 19 at Old Drive In. Now
-taking consignments for future auctions.
MWe do estate sales, liquidation and
bankruptcies. AB#2424, AU#2548. Third
7Generation Auction Service. 850-584-
"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) 584-7773.
Sleeping room for rent, $150.00 deposit,
$100.00 per week, call, 838-1524 + 77 pin.
Taking applications on a 2 bedroom,
furnished trailer, central air, will accept 1
very small child, no pets, call, 584-4366.
. Southern Villas of Perryll
HUD Vouchers accepted. 10 and 2
bedroom HC and non-HC accessible
apartments. Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY
* 711. 315 Puckett Rd. Perry, FL 32347.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
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
1992 Skyline, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
singlewide mobile home, furnished, carport
and small wood shed, $7995, call, 850-
584-7688, leave message.
For sale: 1998 Arctic Cat 2x4 four wheeler,
in excellent condition, asking $1,500.00,
19' Blue wave, 115 Yamaha, tilt trim, jack
plate, galvanized trailer, live well,
$7500.00, call, 223-2690.
1981 Sportscraft Fisherman 21 foot, hew
motor (350 I/O), new rebuilt foot by Shield
Marina, new electronics, Great condition,
too many things to list, best offer, call Jim
or Valerie at 850-584-7928.
For sale: 1-miniature Dashchund, AKC
registered, male, call, 584-3907, after 6
VEGGIES TO YOUR DOOR!
SFresh-Picked, blanched, flash frozen, shelled zippers,
Butter beans, black eyes, white acres, ford hooks, cream
corn, okra, green beans, broccoli, mustards & collards
SFree delivery every Saturday with 3 or more bushels
Cd player/TV Stand, has open space to
Should stereo with speaker space, television
sits on top, has slots for cd's down bottom
z2 front portion and-cubby holes on either
side to hold movies or books, $15, call
Michelle at 584-6002
Washing machine, works good, $50. call,
g For Sale 2003 Homes of Merit, pay off &
move, 584-3450, leave a message.-
SLand for sale, located on Hwy 221 between
SSiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1
acre lots With paved roads. Owner
Financing available. Please call (386) 658-
S1346 or (850) 584-7466 Badcock's.
Keaton Beach-Beautiful 5 acres for sale,
wooded tract. 1 mile from boat ramp, high
Sand dry, pavement, water, power; phone
Access and fenced, $125,000.00, call,
Built in 1950s
S3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath ,
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
House moved at buyer's expense.
Call or appt, 584-5454
. 2.4 acres with septic, power pole and city
, water Mobile homes permitted, $19,500,
SLewis Dr- 5 Acres
602 W. Bacon Street. reduced, make offer,
240-0701, Daub Realty.
Stonegate Manor.Apts., 1 bedrooms
;. available, central heat & air, equal housing
opportunity, elderly handicapped &
disabled, call (850) 584-8995, 544 Puckett
Road, Perry, FL 32348, TDD/TTY 711.
2 year old Bullmaster, good with kids, call,
'Found 3 months ago, small, gray. Jong,
haired. female cat. hixed, scared of dogs
call Melissa at 584-9442
Dodge truck, 3/4 ton, heavy duty, body
wrecked, good drive train, $500, call, 672-
2001 Dodge Durango, red, 50,000 miles,
a/c, a/c rear controls, cd/tape/am fm, 3
seats, V8, 4.7 engine, automatic, trailer
hitch. Seven yr/70,000 mile wrap around
warranty, Seven yr./100,000 mile limited
power train warranty, excellent condition.
one owner, $12.500, call. 850-838-1891
.For Sale: 1994 Chevrolet Caprice
Classic, V-8 engine, excellent condition,
only one owner, call, 584-4974
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
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
Be HOME Oftenl
Dedicated Drivers needed
For Hosford, FL,
(.37 empty/.38 loaded)
Grayson Mitchell, Inc.
The City of Perry is accepting
applications for the following
Must possess working.knowledge of
all phases of building' construction,
experience in enforcement of building
codes, supplemented with responsible
administrative experience, or some
equivalent combination of experience
and training, State certification as a
general building contractor may be
substituted for field construction
Req: Must have a 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
CITY OF PERRY
224 S. Jefferson Street
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Director of Marketing
Advent Christian Village
-FT marketing director: Bachelor's degree
in marketing, advertising, or related field
required, Supervisory experience required.
Five or more years marketing experience
desired, senior adult lousing/services
experience strongly preferred. Good
benefits; great working environment. EOE;
Drug Free Workplace; criminal background
. :.-hecks required. Apply in person at ACV
'-Personnel Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall,
10680 CR 136, Dowling Park, FL; fax
resume to (386) 658-5160.
COMMISSIONERS $10.78 HR.
Min. qualifications: H/S diploma or GED
and progressive responsibilities with a
combination of training which provides the
required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
EMT exp. is preferred. Req. include those
established by Section 633.34, 633.35,
F.S., as relates to initial firefighter
certifications. Must receive certification
as an Emergency Medical Technician as
prescribed in F.S., Chapter 401 -and
Florida Rules 10D-66 within one year of
hire. Possession of a current Emergency
Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) cert, or
equiv, is req, & valid Fl. Class E drivers
license. Preference given for EMT and fire
safety inspector experience. Full job
description and application can be
obtained from Taylor Employment
Connections, 224 N. Jefferson, Perry, FL.
32347, 850 584-7604. Position open until
filled. For questions about the position,
contact Chief Miller 850 838-3522. Drug
testing, FDLE background check.
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
Check Station Positions Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is hiring
personnel for seasonal work at check
stations during the upcoming archery and
general gun hunting seasons. Positions
available in Taylor County. Pays $6.15.
per hour. Positions begin September 24,
2005. For details call (850) 838-9016, or
stop by the Big Bend Field Office at 663
Plantation Rd. in Perry. EO/AA
Immediate opening for nail technician or
stylist/nail tech. Booth rental only, must
have own clientele and be experienced.
Some clientele available Call, 584-2273,.
.1 ro anrswaer .31 838'9319: ';: opol
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: Oct. 24th
Train in Florida
Job Placement Assistance
Associated Traning Services
Office Assistant (Part-time 20 hours per,
week 12:30 to 4:30 M-F). Duties include:.
Assist with duplication of materials;
answer telephone; type documents;
maintain inventory. Complete job
description on web site. Qualifications:
Must be High School Graduate. Proficient
in Microsoft software. Typing test will be
Applications to: Director HR, North Florida
Community College, 325 NW Turner
Davis Drive, Madison, Florida 32340. A
complete packet includes: resume and
application (available at www.nfcc.edu).
Questions call 850-973-9487. Application
packet must be received by 10/21/2005.
HOME EVERY WEEKEND
Part time opening avail!
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd. 877-428-5627
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Local John Deere Dealership is'looking for
an experienced technician to diagnose,
repair and provide general maintenance for
construction and forestry equipment.
Qualified candidate must have full range
of tools, be customer service oriented, and
require little supervision. .
Our company provides a drug-free''
environment with competitive pay,
excellent health and dental benefits, and
401(k) Retirement & Profit Sharing Plan.
Qualified applicants should send resume
to H.R. Manager, P.O. Box 3329, Albany,
GA 31706 or email resume to
Attention, Outside Sales People wanted,
experience required, for interview
appointment, call, 850-223-2786.
SEMI-RETIRED person for Inspections.
$200-$300/wk. Part time in Taylor, Dixie
Part-time infant nursery attendant needed
for Sunday mornings and special events.
Must be over 18 years old and have prior
experience in providing infant care.
Background check and fingerprinting will
be required. Mail resume including'3
references to first Presbyterian Church,
PO Box 837, Perry, Florida 32348.
HELPERS & LABORERS
Needed for local Project
Southeast Electrical Contractors
EOE-Drug Free Workplace
ARNP or PA
Advent Christian Village
The Advent Christian Village, a large
retirement community on the banks of the
Suwannee River in Dowling Park, Florida
is seeking either a Registered Nurse
Practitioner or Physician's Assistant with a
strong commitment to the practice of
geriatric medicine. Our medical team of
physician and physician services serve
seniors and families in a rural health clinic
setting. Competitive benefits include
health, dental, life, disability, savings,
AFLAC supplemental policies, access to
onsite daycare and fitness facilities. EOE;
Drug Free Workplace, Criminal
background checks required. Apply in
person at ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fir, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter
Village Hall, 10680 CR 136, Dowling Park,
FL; fax resume to (386) 658-5160; or visit
RN, LPN OR MA
Need person to perform insurance health
EXAMS IN Perry, Monticello, Madison and
surrounding counties. Phlebotomy skills
needed, car necessary. Excellent part time
job. Fax resume 850-942-2392, Toll free,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital is now hiring for the positions listed below. Our 48-bed acute care
facility offers a competitive salary adglefitspackage''etiremnent plarinand flexiblesehedulingo-
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-0661, E-Mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (850) 584-0866.
EMT, Full-Time, PRN
Home Health Agency:
OT, PT, PTA, Full-Time, PRN
RN, LPN, CNA, Full-Time, PRN
Ultrasound Tech, PRN
Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time, PRN
SRegistered Nurse, Med-Surg, Full-Time, PRN, 7p
SUcensed Practical Nuise, Med-Surg, PRN
Certified Nurse Assistant, Med-Surg, PRN
Registration Clerk, PRN
Surgical Tech, PRN
Drug Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Employer
Full line of
accessories in stock
Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
NO "DOUBLE TALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
NO GAMES WITH OUR PRICES!
S-Any New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up...PERIOD!
P~~ -i~~M~l ~
2 or 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, F.
Dru FeeWokpac, qua Opotuit Eplye
Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps
No Down Payment for Landowners!
(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N., Hwy. 19, Chiefland 800-477-2492
B-5 The Taco Times October 12, 2005'
S SE m ,
The Taylor County Health Department is
recruiting for a Community Health Nursing
Supervisor, position number 054953.
Salary range $32,722.82-$44,212.96. This
is work assessing patient health problems
and needs, developing and implementing
nursing care plans, and maintaining
medical records in the primary care
program of a public health department.
This employee administers nursing care to
ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled
patients. The incumbent may advise
patients on health maintenance and
disease prevention or provide case
management. This work may also include
inspecting facilities and/or evaluating or
providing consultation on health care
programs, services or policies The
incumbent will be responsible. for
coordinating work and supervising
employees. This employee provides
diversified health education both in. an
office setting and in community outreach
programs. Please apply on-line at.
hltps //jobs mytlorida cor Refer to.
requisition number 64054953. Only State
of Florida applications will be accepted
Closing date 10-14-05 EO/AA/VP
Taylor Co. Bd. of Co. Comm, is
accepting applications for -Veterans
Service Officer and Airport Manager. This
may be 2 part time positions with minimum
of 16 hours per week or if applicant has
qualifications for both positions, the two
positions might be combined into a full
time position Veteran;s Service Officer
must meet veteran requirements asset
forth in F.S. 292.11; 2 year degree from
accredited university / college, or high
school or equivalent diploma and 4 yrs, of
administrative experience. Airport
manager preference is for someone with
bacheloris degree in an aviation-related
field or minimum of 3 years aviation
experience and 2 or more years of
admrinisrative/ managerial experience
Interested individuals Should contact
Taylor Employment Connections, 224 'N
Jefferson for full job description /
requirements and application. Taylor
County is an .Equal,
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Pre-Hire drug screen & FDLE background
check, Any questions concerning the
.positions should be d-rected to Melody
Cox 838-3500x9. Position is open until
Program Coordinator-from home. Govt.
monitored H.S. Exchange Student Program
is seeking person to work locally with
community families, schools and foreign
teens. Background in student exchange,
education or travel. Full training and
international travel opportunities. Resume:
dmdworld@comcast net. 1-877-417-9600.
Love Extreme Physical Labor?
Are You Bored WWrh Your Work7
Our business is sealing, slrpng, asphalt
: repiranlgr au.g dlregdglter things,,q n12e ,,
someonee capable of taking on anyming
and doing it right without supervision
Call (850) 545-1776 to describe your
abilities attitude and salary requirements.
SSvi'tem adml'nslatli. FOR TArLOR CO
34 777tbeneill, ihis osilll.n will be
resp 10 direct coordinate and support
local area computer network activities
Min qualllications F.oul /ear deg in a
Computer NeliwoiKing or a relolea field
ard/or completion :,I Network relolea
program from a lecrinical/Vocaionai
Scri.:,ol or loo exo ,n me Network
Admin 'PC support fela Ea can be
sub on o v't'y bas for worIK eyp A,
Certriicoion (Requirea; Nerwork Plus
(Pequired) '.licrosofl Cert Systems
Engineer (t.ICSE) is nor required but a
plus Nvi a concentration on Windows
2000 or 2003 server Direci exo In
managing PCs ,n a LAN environ
C onroct lai i Or Employmenr
Connections, 224 r1 Jefferson lor
revie. 01i lob aescip, and req or
submission or applicaion Direct
questions concerning position to Jackie
Koeller 838.3500X7 Position open until
filled Drug testing.EO.AA.VP employer
SOwn your own business, ground floor
opportunity merchandising marketplace
Opening soon Seeking vendors to fill
Call Ms. Jones at (850) 223-3976. low
Want to buy, a good used, wide, 14-16 ft
long, aluminum John Boat with deep
Sides, call 584-6930
Anyone interested in carpooling to
Madison? Work 8 00.5.00. Monday thru
Fnday, downtown Call 850-223-1480 after
6-00 or leave message dunng the day.
Wanted dead or alive; Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc Will buy, sell & trade 4x4 &
truck parts S*M'A'S'H Towing. 386-688-
Looking for someone to tutor me in
Intermediate, college algebra, call, 843-
2393, leave phone number and message.
* Need a Tutor? Learn Spanish: Re
speak, understand Improve you
grammar, spelling, writing, reach
teach children and adults. Call: 51
Reverse the aging process. Feel h
Look better Lose weight. Contr
sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure.
disease from occurring. Unlock the
TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
will clean off' house roofs. Licensed &'
Insured. Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-.-
2027 or (850) 591-8301,
A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
223-1523, Letty Blanco, Licensed
What's new under your roof? Wendy's
painting gives your interiors a new look,
call Wendy Johnson at 223-2627 or 838-
Dnes in 3-4 hours
J.D.'s Tree. Service and .Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also, grind stumps; Call today 838-1280,
Firewood for sale.
I am a:certified CrNA, looking to take care
of your loved one's, will.do private duty, in
home, hosp., ect., call, 584-7303.
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price No overhead Direct savingsto you,
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
AL2-Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737 leave message
The .Handyman experts, honest workld
'Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing n house painting.'
interior eic., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet. vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs Call 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 e.p. licensed & insured Free
Estimate. call 850-223-1780 or 843-1941,
leave message Commercial &
' -lResldenltreal "r- .)3:k W:'i i .
IJol;ce is herebv gire to
Unless paymvent I' made on
1996 Mercury SaDie
VIN l IMELM53S5IA6b33:67
for low.ng service on 9/20/2005.
Venicle wil De auciioned on the
28rn day of Ociober 2005 '
@ 10 am at 1homas Chevrolet
2128 Hwv 19S, Peiry FL
10/12 '.' '
iOI CE OF PUBLIC MEEilirG Ine Disiici.
Board Ct trustees ot tiorth Hioriaa
Communrii College aIII nola 113 regular
monrnl/ meeting iuesday October 18,-
2005 or 5 30 p m ir, me NFCC Student
Center Lakeside Room rIFCC 1000
turner Da'' ODr .lodiSon. FL A Copy of
me agenda mov De brained 0 /
.writing: NFCC,'Office of the President,'
100c0 urnei Davis Dr, Maod.on. FL 32340.
For disoailit/-relaoed accommodations,
contact the NFCC Office of College.
Ada.ancemeni 850 973.1653. NFCC Is
on equal access/eauol Oppoilunriv
notice of Public Hearing
Hearing oate INovember 1, 2005
Subecit of Heating: 1.) HIPAA Privacy
Rule 2 i' Cirninai Background and
IHE DISrRICI SCHOOL BO' RD OF TAYLOR
COUNT, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC' HEARING
ON THE ABOVE DATE FOR APPROVAL OF
SAID SUBJECT ITEM THIS HEARING WILL BE
HELD Al THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING,,
THE PUBLIC IS iriVIiED TO ATTEND TO
EXPRESS IHEIP OPINpIONS/CONCERPiS. THE
PUBLIC HEARING VWILL BE HELD Al THE.
ADUjtiSTRAIl'dE COMPLEX SCHOOL
BOARD MEEtIliG PrOOM 318 Norm Cloak
Street coo.', or min polic',i mov De
oobained Irom the Superinntedenrs
Oscar 1.1 HOWard .Ji
Superintendent or Schools.
10/05 10/12 10l19 10/26
II THE CIPCUli COURT OF tHE THIRD
IN ArND FOR tAYLOR COUtJI,/. FLORIDA
CASE NO 05.471 CA
.MARILYN J TA/LOR. JAMES ROBERT
IAYLOR JO CE MAIrrHIES. SUSAN TAYLOR.
rA4MMY DARLENIE ROBERTSON, AND"
rONYA L'VhNF REEVES. It alive;- and If
deoa. iteir unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees,. grantees, creditors and all
'orher oanies claiming by. through, under
or against their, the unknown spouses.
neirs, devisees. grantees and credritors
or: deceased persons, and oil corner
parties claiming by. through. under or
against rnelr and all unknown natural
persons II olive, and II deoa or not
known to oe dead or olive tneir several.
and respective unknown spouses. heirs.
devisees, grantees ana creditors, or
otner parties claiming yo. through or
under those unknown natural persons..
and. the several and respective
unknown assigns successors In interest.
trustees or any other person claiming
by. through. under or against any
corporation or other legal entity named
as defendant, and. all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal slatu s s unknown,
clipming under any or the above
ndmed or aescrlbed defendants or
parties claiming to have any right, title or
Interest in and to the lanas hereinafter
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARILYN J. TAYLOR, JAMES
ROBERT TAYLOR, JOYCE MATTHIES, SUSAN
TAYLOR, TAMMY DARLENE ROBERTSON,
AND TONYA LYNN REEVES, If alive, and if
dead, their unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors and all
other parties claiming by, through, under
or against their; the unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors
of deceased persons, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under or
against their; and all unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or not
known to be dead or alive, their several
and respective unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees and creditors, or
other parties claiming by, through or
under those unknown natural persons;
and, the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in Interest,
trustees or any other. person claiming
by, through, under or against any
corporation or other legal entity named
as defendant; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status Is unknown,
claiming under any of the above
riamea .. .- described defendants or
artie. clarimring to have an,, rigrt. title or
Interest in and to the lands herelnafter
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on action
to quiet title to the following property in
Taylor County, Florida:
Parcel # 36-04-07-05826-000
LOT 2 'AND THE WEST HALF OF. LOT 3 OF
BLOCK 2, UNIT NO. 1 OF COLONIAL
HOMES, INC., A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO THE MAP. OR PLAT OF
SAID SUBDIVISION ON RECORD IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 68.
has been filed,against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your Written
defenses, If any, to it on the' plalntlffis
attorney, MICHAEL S. SMITH, SMITH, SMITH
& MOORE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A., P.O.
Drawer 579, Perry, Florida 32348, on or
before NOVEMBER 11, 2005, and file the
original answer or pleading with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Ine Plaintlfis antornev or Immediately
trnereariir ornerwise a default will be
enierea against iou ior the relief
demanded in the Complaint to Quiet
WITNESS my hand and official seal, this
5th day of October, 2005.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY,
- Clerk of the Circuit Court.
P.O. Drawer 620
Perry, Florida 323481
By: Marti Ldvalle
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,,that JOAN S.
PETERSON the holder of me following
certificate has filed slad cert.licole for a
tax deed to be Issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and thenndmes in which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 1039
Year of Issuanoe: 2003
Description of Property: PARCEL No.
SCommence at the Northwest .(NW)
corner of the Southeast one-quarter
(SE1/4) of the Northwest one-quarter
S(NW1,41 of Section 6 Townhip 5 South
Range 8 Eat: Ihence run East 205 O0 leer
to an Iron pipe at me Intersec non of rne
East rignt.ol-way line or Stale Road a55
a. so known as U S No 19 thence run
Sourn 25 aegrees 30 East 040 0 leet
along said right-of-way line to on iron
pipe for the. POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence from said POB run thence North
84 "degrees'52' Eait 424 .i3 feet. thence
run 3oulh 0 aegrees 13 ,West 1',?7 teet;
mnence run soumn.vestery 413 23 leer to
a point on the East rlghl.of.wov' line of
U.S. No. 19; thence run North 25 degrees
38''East along sald East right-of-way line
27.0 feet to me POiri OF BEGINNIG
fame'in wnich assessed JAM.ES and
GLORIA C GARDNER
SSaid propeiry oeing in the County of
STaviot Store ol Fi.rida
Unies: sucn certiricare shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property aescrloed is such certificate
'snail De solo to the hignest lidder at the
courrrouse door on the 24m day of
Ocrooer. 2005 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Datea Inls 191n day ol September 2005.
Annie f.ae .lurpnhy
Clerk. C: Circuil Court
Taylor, County, Florida
9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
" Project: Rosehead Station
Train Depot Rehabilitation
Qualified General Contractors ore
invited to bid on the Rosehead Station
Train Depot Rehabilitation. Perry Florida.
in accordance wnn Contract
Documents, All bids must be a lump sum
basis; segregated Bids will not be
Main Street Perry. Inc will lecelve sealed
blds until 2:00 p.r. local time on
November 8, 2005, at the Chamber of
Commerce Building, 428 North Jefferson
Street,. Perry, Florida 32347. Bids received
aoter rhis time cill nor be accepted. All
Interested parties are Invited o attend
'rne Bid Opening Bias will oe opened
publicly and read aloud
A social preauaolficaion package for
rnis pr.:lect may be picked up Irom the
orchitect. Manausa Lewis & Dodson
Architects. 211 John Khox Road, Suite.
105, Tallahassee, Floriaa 32308. This
"package shall be completed and
submitted to the Architect at the Prebid
Meeting to be conducted at 10.30 a m
local lime on Wednesday; October 26.
2005. at the historic Rosehead Station,
Bids must be submitted in full
accordance with the requirements of
the Drawings, Specifications, Bidding
Conditions and Contractual Conditions,
which may be examined and obtained
Irom nme Architect, Manausa Lewis &
Doason Architects Inc. 211 Knox Road,
Suite 105. rollanassee. Florida 32303.
A aeposir of 550 00 per set of Drawings
and Project Manual Is requlrea, with a
limit of two (2) sets per Prime Bidder. The.
deposit shall only be returned to those
Prime Bidders, Who, after having
examined the. 'drawings and
specification submit a bona fide bid,
and who "return the drawings and
Project Manual In good condition within
ten (10) days after receipt of bids.
Main Street Ferry, Inc' reserves the right
. to waive Irregularities and/or Informalities
In any Bid and to reject any or all Bids In
whole or part, with or without cause,
and/or accept me Big that In its
luagment wil be for the best'Interest of
the Historical Society
NOTICE (PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Toylor County,
Florido will hold a Oublic hearing on the
passage of the proposed Ordinance
amending Ordinance No. 2004-2, the
public hearing shall be at the Board of
County 'Commission Meeting Room,
Taylor County Courthouse Annex, Old
Post Office Building in Perry, Florida, at
the regular board meeting on Monday,
SNovember 7, 2005, at 6:10 p.m. The title
of the proposed ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE
NO. 2004.2 TO ADD TO SECTION 4
STATEMENT OF INTENT ANOTHER
PARAGRAPH WHICH WOULD BE
SUBPARAGRAPH (D); ADDING TO
SECTION 30 A PARAGRAPH (B), THE TITLE
OF ORDINANCE NO. 2004.2; PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE; "AN ORDINANCE
PROVIDING FOR MANDATORY
COMMERCIAL COLLECTION SERVICE;
DEFINITIONS,' FINDINGS; STATEMENT OF
INTENT; SEVERABIUTY; COLLECTION AND
DISPOSAL; REGULATION OF COLLECTORS;
STANDARDS OF COLLECTION;
RESPONSIBILITY OF PROPERTY OWNERS;
PAYMENT TO COLLECTOR; HAZARDOUS
OR BIOHAZARDOUS WASTE;
CONSTRUCTION WASTE; EXEMPT WASTE
SAND SLUDGE; EXEMPTION FROM
REQUIREMENT; PROHIBITED ACTS;
PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; PROVIDING
FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN
The proposed ordinance may be
Inspected, by the public at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's Office at the Taylor
County Courthouse, Perry, Taylor
S. -County, Florida.
All members Of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is.further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
S any person or persons decliriIg to
appeal, any matter considered at this,,
public hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need, to ensurethat a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which .record includes' the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal Is'to be based.
S. DATED this 5th day of October, 2005, by
ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit
':" Coun and Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR lBDS
SProject No. 02DB-89-03-72-01-H10
Taylor County (herein referred to a. me
SSealed bias mar'ea Sealed Bid" -Taylor
SCounty Small Ci:is? Community
Development Block Grant Project for
s Fiscal Year 2001" to be financed by the
State of Florida. Department of
Community Affairs, under the provisions,
and subl3eci i."' me reiulrremeni:. of Title I
Or tnh Housing anrd Co,:mmurnd,
Development Act .of 1974, as.
Amended, will- be received by the
County on behalf of the following
o owners for Housing Rehabilitation of the
Unit No. 01-17, Linda Hunter, 2590 Green
SFarm Road, Perry, FL; and
Unit No.01-20, Charlotte Chriman 3856
Eddie Page Road, Perry, FL.
Because of new federal regulations for
lead-based paint practices related to
the rehabilitation of single family dwelling
units ,containing lead-based paint,
sealed bids marked "Sealed Bid"-
Taylor County Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant project for
Flc.Cl r'ear 2001 will be received only
from contractors trained in "Lead-Safe
SWork Practices" for the following units:
Unit No. 01-13, Terry Moses,'.1957 W. T.
Grubbs Road, Perry; FL;
SUnit No. 01-14; Lassie Lee Lollis, 2684
Johnson Stripling Road, Perry, FL;
irnit No 01.15 Jimmr; ard Cnrsi,.i-e
',e,.aro 2645 A',esr u S Hagr,,..3 "
SUnir tro 01.16, fAugu.t M.lajox el 63 South
SPag.- RoIod. Perr' FL ana
SUn, ro 01 .19, Correina Smirn 3250 N.
James Smith Road, Perry, FL; ,
I.n order for your firm to submit a bid on
the rehabilitation projects located at
2284 Audrey Johnson Road, Perry,
Florida, 1957 w T. Grubbs.Road, Perry,
Florida, 2684 Johnson, Stripling Road,
Perry, Florida, 2645 West U.S. Highway
98, Perry, Florida, 63 South Page Road,
Perry, FL and 3250 N. James Smith Road,
SPerry, FL, you, your employees and any
subcontractors, including electrical,
plumbing arid. -mechanical
S subcontractors,. and their empl.:.,ees
peirrllming work on components
paintea mirn lead-based paint must
have-, completed 'a United States
Department of Housing and Urban
Development approved "Lead-Safe
Work Practices" training course.
Irse owners listed aoove inote Diad ror
-ne leriablitation of the oao.e
elerenced pic-perties ir.o rer t.:, o e
consioeler. Ihe propooil must be
mode upon the Bid Proposal Form and
in accordance with the Instructions to
Bidders. Copies of these forms can be
obtained at the Administrative Complex;
201 East Green Sltrer, Perry, Florida on-
October2. 20. 2C5 at i0:00 a.m.
The impro'.ements ale to be made for
ana under contracI to me owr,ers of the
subject propenieS as Oe:crlDed above.
Disbursements for funds for the
Improvements will be made by the
County on behalf of the owners.
Bids willlbe received at the County
Courthouse located at 108 North
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida, by Annie
Mae Murphy, County .Clerk, not later
than November 7, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
Bids must be enclosed In a sealed
envelope marked with the property
owner's name and address. Bids will not
be, accepted If they are turned in later
han rhe deadline specified above. The
sealed blds will be publicly opened and
,* read aloud' on November 7,- 2005 at
6:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
possible. in the Administrative 'Complex,
201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida.
CONTRACTORS, please riote that the
'County will need to know the following
1. Your state of licensure,
2. Your license number,
3. Your license .class, and
4. Certificate of Completion of Lead-'
Safe Work Practices Training, and
5. Your Insurance coverage.
Therefore, a copy of your contractor's
license, Certification of Lead-Safe Work
Practices Training and Certification of
Insurance must be submitted with your
bid to the County.
-" In order to be considered, proposals
must be' made in accordance with the *
Each bidder must submit their bid on the
required Bid and Proposal Form. All
spaces must be properly completed or
the Bid and Proposal shall be rejected.
Proposals shall be based on the work
called for in the Work Write-up.
A "walk through" of the above
properties Is scheduled for October 20,
2005 at 10:00 a.m. Please meet at the
Administrative Complex, 201 East Green
' Street, Perry, Florida at 10:00 a.m. prior to
going to the units.
If you plan to submit a bid, a
Srepresentative-of your firm must attend
the "walk through" of the units to
become familiar with the properties and
the work to be. completed.
Any Inconsistencies, omissions or
proposed changes In the Work Write-up
must be brought to the attention of the
County by the prospective bidder at
least 24 hours prior to bid submission
deadline.- Any changes to the Work
Write-up shall be Issued In the form of an
addendum. All addenda shall become
a part of the Work Write-up and receipt
of the same by the bidder must be
acknowledged on the Bid Proposal
Improper preparation, errors in and/or
omissions for proposals shall not relieve
bidders from fulfillment of any and all
obligations and requirements of the
Contract Documents and Bid Proposal
Form. One original, with original
signatures of all bids must be submitted
at bidder's risk. Facsimile or electronic
mail bids will not be accepted.
Each bidder will be assumed to be
familiar with all federal, state and local
laws, codes, ordinances and
regulations which might' in any manner
affect the work to be completed or
persons to be employed.
The County reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
No contractor shall visit the subject
property for any reason without first
making arrangements with the County
Contractors will not be given extra
reimbursement for any conditions not
specified in the Work Write-up or in an
approved change order. No
allowance or reimbursement will be
made for damage caused by Inferior
methods, craftsmanship or judgment.
Attention of Bidders is particularly called
to the requirements as to Section 3,
Segregated Facilities. Section 109,
Executive Order 11246, all applicable
laws and regulations of the Federal
government and State of Florida, and
In accordance with Executive Order
11246, the Contractor 'will not
discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment because of
race, color, religion, sex or national
origin. The Contractor will take
affirmative action to ensure that
applicants are employed, and that
employees are treated during
employment, without regard to their
race, color, religion, sex or national
origin. Such action shall include, but not "
be limited to, the following:
employment, upgrading, demotion or
transfer; recruitment, or recruitment
advertising; layoff or termination, rates of
pay or other forms of compensation;
and selection for training, Including '
BIDDERS SHOULD NOTE THE REQUIRED.
ATTACHMENTS AND CERTIFICATIONS:TO'.-
BE EXECUTED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE -
BID PROPOSAL FORM, WHICH ARE
IDENTIFIED ON THE BIDDER'S CHECKLIST
OF THE BID PROPOSAL FORM. :
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
X is for xerox machine
Y is for yearling
Z is for zoom lens
5 = 1
B-6 The Taco Times October 12, 2005
Letters to the Editor
Easier for students to find mobs?
-I would like to take this
opportunity to compliment you
and your newspaper on doing a
goodjob reporting the things that
are.of.importance and newsworthy
to this community. What a great
difference it can make to a person
to put.time into a letter directed to
your paper's editor as a voice, an
opinion that is heartfelt to
themselves and maybe others?
I hope you might clear up a
misunderstanding I am having. In
ypourSept. 28 issue you printed a
Letter I sent to you regarding my
thoughts about the direction
growth has taken here. The lack of
communication, patience and
concern by any employer I
perceive as a problem when a
mature adult needs a long term job
to become less needy. You could
not imagine how I felt when I read
over the letter and found that most
of an important part was omitted.
-The part that stated, "I can't help
but see some of the growth as a
painful tumor. The life within
inflamed and sensitive, many parts
receiving soothing and immediate
organized career What of the parts
not receiving the same unified
concern? The parts remaining
because of some forgotten feeling
about how you share that youthful
security with someone who needs
I need to clarify the fact that I,
as an older adult and a "someone,"
do not understand the lack of
concern within "Corporate USA"
and other employers. It seems that
there is no time for'
communication, but above all, no
patience when an employee needs
their job, to be self-sufficient.
Today it's just to easy to relieve
an employee after a short term and
hire someone else as a
Here are some of my questions
which remain unanswered. How
can the older adult enter the
working majority after a short
time of departure from
employment and remain with one
employer? Is the archetype
employee for Corporate USA and
others, the young, a student or
someone belonging to a minority
group only? I feel it's easy for
these types to find jobs'based on
this fact. Its my hope that when
other companies think about
relocating to Perry that we might
keep in mind the types of local
workers we have to fill the
Once again thank you for
noticing a mature adult with a
small voice, but many kinds of
work experiences behind her.
'Why no banners?'
This is ean official protest. The
Florida Forest Festival Committee
and the Chamber of Commerce
say they are not putting banners or
anything to decorate downtown
because everything is at the park.
That is like going to prom
without a new dress or a tux.
Everything is not at the park.
There is a parade, the bed race, etc.
downtown. Therefore, it--as
trandition--should be dressed. So
who was the cheapskate who
decided last year not to decorate?
Editor... LETTERS MUST INCLUDE A
r NAME AND DAYTIME CONTACT
T I Wnewsdesk@perrynewspapers.com
Letters are published in Wednesday's
Taco Times as space is available.
Writer urges: 'show support with scholarships'
Continued from page 2
opportunity to 'learn and
experience travel to major cities,
events and other countries; have
their pictures in Jet.,Ebonv and on
front of other major magazines:
giving them hope. feelings.
strength and knowledge that the,
sit at the table with the President
-of the United States and engage in
-conversation: host their own TV
show or come back to Perry and
teach or own businesses.
However, this must start at
home with our support. Support
is- much more than coming out to
watch their participation in a
pageant whereas after the
magnificent beauty, performances
and talents displayed in this-recent
pageant there is serious doubt they
will ever experience, the top prize
(scholarships, monies, trips and
etc.) in these days and times.
"Support mean organizing
organizations that ill come
together it host pageants, contests
and events that will give our
youngg men and ladies
opportunities to experience
\'innings and benefits such as
those that the Florida Festival,
Queen will experience. We o\\ n
beauty shops, nail salons.
convenience stores. men's and
women's clubs, many churches.
Masonic lodges and many other
businesses that can and should
support these types of events with.
winnings such as $2,000.
scholarships, $500 cash awards,
.gift certificates (dinners, nails or
hair) and trips. We have the adults
with gifted talent and experiences
in our community to put
organizations to support these
events living here in Perry, black
folks let's step up and get it
If a lion swallows a diamond
ring of .ours and \ou stick you
hand in his mouth to retrieve it
one. two or three times and he
bites you all three. what's the
likelihood of ,ou trying to retrie\ e
it for the four time? None. you
probably will find another way of
retrieving your diamond prize or
buy another! This is true to the
event of complaining about
having a black queen or black Mr.
and Mrs. Tourist during the,
Florida Forest Festival week of
Let's continue to work and
participate with the current s\ stem
in hopes of evening the odds of
having a black queen or if we
continue to get bitten b% the lion:
find another wa\ of getting our
black %women some of the same
Thanks to the sacrifices of the
parents to enter their' daughters
into the pageant. TLHANKS!
Wayne Dunwoody. NAACP and
Rainbow Push Coalition
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