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FDLE probes shooting

death on Beach Road

A 25-year-old Perry man was
found dead of a gunshot wound to
his head during the early hours of

Josh Massey

Sunday morning, but law
enforcement is releasing no facts
on the case except to say that it is "
still under investigation.
Joshua L. Massey, who worked
as a mechanical engineer with Ffu-
Con in Perry, had been at a friend's
house near Jabo Beach for several
hours preceding his death,
according to one witness who was
also present.
According to a witness, the
friends had been "hanging-out,"
cooking venison at the residence
and sharing "a.few beers."
Around 3 a.m., Massey told
some of the others present that he
wanted to take his truck "into the
Massey was discovered
approximately 20 minutes later, off
Ocean Pond Road and fully parked'.

on Beach Road, with the headlights
on and the truck running.
An autopsy was conducted
Monday morning, but results will
not be released until a later date.
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services was
called to the scene, but according
to Assistant Director Michael
Lundy, "a quick examination' at the
Scene led medics to the conclusion
that Massey's condition was not
conducive to human life. We
pronounced him dead at the scene,
and then left, as it was the site of an
Investigators with the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
are currently working with
the Taylor County Sheriffs Office
to. determine the cause of

iBank robbers nabbed

For the second time in less than the bank and gave the information thebank and cross Jane Avenue on
two years, Tree Capital Credit to officials. his way to Old Dixie Highway,
Union (TCCU) was the target of a "After the robbery, another
brazen daytime bank robbery. 'witness saw the robber run from ." Please see page 8
According to Perry Police I
Department. Inv. Cla Parker,.
shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a I
black male entered TCCU wearing M a n istedri
a dark mask and gloves.
"He went to a teller and A 22-year-old Perry man is in Shands Gainesville Trauma Center in
rHe went to a teller and
demanded money," said Parker, critical but stable condition after being involved in a one-vehicle wreck
dmneearly Friday morning.
"never threatening or showing a early Friday morning.
weaponThe suspect said 'Give According to a report filed by Florida High, Patrol Trp. Thomas R.
e the moneyed te te dd Roderick, crash investigator, John Veltori Freeman was traveling east on
whathe demanded and gave t himd Holly Drive "at a high rate of speed. Freeman failed to negotiate a left
an undisclosed amount of cash. curve ahead. He then drove off the main road, traveled a portion of Holly
In the meantime, a customer ha Drive and then onto a private residential driveway/dirt road. The driver
watched the masked man eit the continued out of control, east on the dirt portion, leaving the road and
Watched the masked man exit the
car outside the banking institution. going into a wooded area. The 2003 Chevy Avalanche Freeman was
and fodlov.ed the vehicle until a tag driving then began to-rotate, striking small shrubs
number was able to be retrieved. "Freeman's truck continued sideways, out-of-control, and hit a large pine
The customer then returned to. Please see page 2

Park maintenance costs spark debate

While Veterans Memorial Park
edges toward completion, the city
is now faced with determining:
what the on-going costs will be for.
-maintaining the nearly half-million
dollar landmark.

For city manager



job offer

Bob Brown will be the top
administrator for the City ot Perry.
According to Mayor Emily
Ketring, Brown has accepted the
council's offer to serve as city
"We are now finalizing the
paperwork, although we haven't
-et a day as to when he will.start

0 ith the city," Ketring said.
Brown was the.top choice for
the job, which became available
with the retirement of Bill Brynes.
He is currently plant manager.for
the local Lance food plant
(formerly Tom's Foods).
"I am.very happy that they have
shown the confidence in me to
offer me the position and I,1pok
forward to working with City of
Perry," Brown said Tuesday. "I'll
be working with the vision of the
city council and together,'we'll see
what it takes to, move the city
A graduate of the University, of
Louisville, Brown has more than
S 25 .years' professional leadership
and management experience in
both the public and private sectors.
S During his nearly 20.years of
residency in Perry, he has served
on a number of local and regional
organizations, including the city's
planning and zoning. boards and
the hospital board of directors.

To date, no one has compiled a
budget to address maintenance and
security concerns for the park,
which boasts 109 sprinkler heads,
dozens of lights and an eternal
flame fueled by natural gas.
"We don't have any plans for the
maintenance of the.park--it's a city
park and the city will be
responsible' for its upkeep,"
Veterans Memorial Park Chairman
Pam Feagle told the city council
last week..
SMayor Emily Ketring asked that
the issue be put on the Tuesday
niight agenda, noting that it had
been brought to'her attention that
there would be additional costs to
the city for'the park and that those
costs had not been added to the
city's budget.
"I don't know that we ever
budgeted or discussed funding for

Son-going maintenance. It was my
understanding that, the veterans
committee would commit (funds)
for the upkeep and 'electricity
costs," Councilman Doug, Everett
"But now we (the council) have
to figure out where those funds'will
be coming from," he said.
"In concept, it's a city park and it
would be maintained by the city,"
Feagle said.
"But the city (council) isn't
making any decisions regarding the
park," Ketring said.
"This council was presented a
plan for the park...this committee
has not hidden anything about what
it would entail," Feagle.said.
"After (former city manager)
Bill Brynes presented, it to the
council,that the park would be a
city park, we said if that were the

case, we needed to be in control of
the funds. Right now, the
committee is out theke spending
money:'we don't have," Everett
"The main issue is that we don't
have any money for, on-going
expenses. And I have never heard
that we.needed to," Ketring said.
"This is news to me," agreed
Councilman Sylvester Harris.
"Well, it sounds like an oversight
in the council's behalf," Feagle
"I don't know what it will cost to
run the park and I don't know what
it will take to maintain. It is the
council's responsibility as to how
you maintain a city park," Feagle
"I'm new to this, but I have three
suggestions just thinking right off
the top of the my head--one being,

We love our Dawgs!
Taylor County fans rocked the stands Friday night when the Bulldogs faced Pensacola Catholic
Crusaders in the first round of state playoffs. Dozens made the trip west for the face-off, which
marked the Bulldogs' first return to the playoffs in six years. For a play-by-play account of the
game, please see page A 6. (Photo by Wayne Dunwoody)

seek corporate sponsorship for-on-
going maintenance cost. And, I
mean, no disrespect by this, but
could we relocate the flame that is
currently at the courthouse and
save that expense? A third thing
would be retaining some of the
money the city gave the park and
investing it to generate interest that.
would support maintenance costs.
How much of 'that has been
spent?," Councilman Don Cook
"The whole $200,000," Feagle
"But we control the checking
account, so if we wanted to
designate a portion..." Everett said.
"That money was: deemed for
construction," Feagle said.
"But we have that right...the
money comes from a lot of
different sources," Everett noted.

"Veterans are down there every
day spending their time to see this
park come to completion. This
being brought up is a great
disappointment to me. It's almost
like it's late in the game...this
should .have been discussed
earlier," Feagle said.
"Nobody here respects veterans
more than I do. But I also have a
fiscal' responsibility to city
taxpayers. I think at this point we
need to move forward and create a
business plan to determine what
maintenance costs will be,"
Ketring said.
"I think we need to identify the
costs and see what it would take to
move the eternal flame at the
courthouse, down to the park,"
Cook said.
-' Please see page 3

Garbage fees may

increase in county

Commissioners voted last week to advertise an ordinance which would
eliminate second home exemptions in the county solid waste assessment as'
well as allow them to increase the assessment in the future.
Currently the assessment is set at $125, with a $36 discount for second
The subject of the assessments was raised during budget hearings in July
when commissioners agreed to remove second home exemptions to help
alleviate a deficit in the MSTU fund.
It was estimated that some $120,000 could be saved by removing the
exemptions, which must be paid out of the MSTU fund. In a related move,
the commission also raised the assessment from $113 to $125 a year.
A week later, however, commissioners were told that they. could not
remove the exemptions because it was included in the ordinance, which
could not be changed without a public hearing. The ordinance also caps the
assessment at $125.
As it was too late to hold a public hearing before the deadline to
complete the budget, commissioners were forced to find alternative
avenues to balance the MSTU fund. They did agreed to pursue thl matter
in the future.
At last Monday's commission meeting, County Environmental Services
Director John Singer presented the commission with a drafted ordinance
repealing the second home exemptions as well as raising the assessment
cap to an unspecified amount.
Please see page 3


SImes Midweek
aCOW ll5 [Edition




A-2 Taco Times

November 16, 2005

Countless years of service are represented above from the many veterans who took time to pose for photos following the Veterans Day ceremony at Taylor County High School Friday.

Land of the free, home of the brave

Staff writer
If there was one message that
rang out loud and clear around
Taylor County during Veterans Day
observances last Friday, it was
simply, "thank you."
A series of events was held
Friday to honor the men and
-women who have served ,in the
military: and those who are
currently serving, some of whom
are even now in harm's way in Iraq
and Afghanistan.
The day began with veterans and -
students gathering side-by-side in
the Taylor County High School
gym at 11 a.m. for the annual
JROTC Veterans Day ceremony.
TCHS Senior Army Instructor



What's happening
Sat the library?
The Taylor County Public Library
reminds patrons of the November
--November cis fine free month.
Check under the bed and return those
long lost books--fine free
--Stdrytimes with Tonye. Monday
from 6:15 6:45 p.m. arTd Thursdays
from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Join the fun!
Enjoy music, stories, puppets and
--Computer classes for all levels,
children and'adults:

service planned
The annual Community
Thanksgiving Service will be held
- Tuesday, Nov. :22, at First United
'Methodist Church. The message will
be given by the Rev. Larry Neal,
pastor of First. Presbyterian Church.
Choirs and musicians interested in
being part of the evening program
should contact.St.. James Episcopal
Church at 584-7636.
This service is sponsored by the
Taylor County Ministerial Association..

SAC meets at
/Perry Primary
Perry Primary's ,School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet at'the school
Thursday, Nov. 17, at1, pm.
Orientation for new members will
being at'12:30 p.m.; both meetings will
be held in the reading lab.

Letters to the
Editor abound
We've emptied the mail box. Some
18 letters are featured inside today's
Editorial section. Find out who has
what to say, starting on page B-2.


Living...page A-4
Sports...page A-6
S Religion.,.page A-7
Community...page -1
-Eitorial...pagse B-?
Classified ...page 1-4

Col. David Ammons opened the
event by naming just a few of the
many veterans in Taylor County.
The greatest gift a veteran can
receive, he said, is a simple "thank
Veterans saluted and students
placed their hands over their hearts
while the "Pride of Taylor" band
played the national anthem and the
SAmerican flag. was raised. Then,
after the final note from the band
l:aded away,, a lone bugle played
"Taps" as the flag was lowered to
half-staff' to pay: tribute to those,
who paid the ultimate price for
their country.
The. band then played a medley
of military themes. As each theme
was presented, the veterans from
that branch of the military stood to
a loud round of cheers and
Then it was the Taylor County
Middle School band's turn as they
performed "Danny Boy."
The guest speaker was Mjr.
Robert Kevin West, who will take
over the JROTCprogram at TCHS
after Ammons retires next month.
SWest as part of his service, went
Sto Southeast Asia around 2000 to -"
locate prisoners of war and those
still missing in action.
SHe related a story he heard about
an African American man named
Eugene Ashley Jr., who was
posthumously .awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor for
heroics during the Vietnam War.
Ashley led a'small force to
rescue entrapped U.S. special,
forces advisors at Camp Lang Vei.
He led five assaults against the
North Vietnamese forces as well as
arranging for air strikes which
forced the enemy from the area,
allowing the trapped men to
escape. On each assault Ashley.
suffered wounds which finally cost
him his life.
On his mission, West was able to

locate the remains of several men
who had been killed during this
particular battle, allowing them to
be returned to the U.S.

facing his God.
"Step forward now, you soldier,
you've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on heaven's

while Burns Funeral Home
prepared the food. Employees from
the sponsoring companies served.
County officials thanked

Nearly 300 veterans and family members attended a special luncheon in their honor Friday
afternoon at Forest Capital Hall.

' When' his- emarks-turned to the
current situations in Iraq and
Afghanistan, he spoke forcibly
about the perception of the military
and the war by some politicians
and the national media.
Quoting Thomas Paine, he said,
"These are times that try men's
souls. The summer soldier and the
sunshine patriot will, in this crisis,
shrink from. the service of their
country; but he that stands now,
deserves the love. and thanks of
man and woman."
Of the terrorists, he simply said,
"They know only death, whether it
be theirs or ours; Let it be theirs."
JROTC member .Stephanie
Punda followed by reading a poem,
author unknown, entitled "The
Final Inspection," about a soldier

streets, you've .done your time in
hell," the poem concludes.
After the event, veterans
regrouped on the front steps of the
county courthouse, where a second
ceremony was held.
The American flag was lowered
to half-staff with "Taps" again
playing in the background, before
it was quickly raised back.
A wreath was then placed next to
the eternal flame monument by two
members of the JROTC.
Some 300 veterans and family
members then converged at Forest
Capital Hall for a special luncheon
in their honor.
The event was sponsored by
Martin ;Electronics Inc.,
Timberland Ford, Smurfit Stone
and the United Steel Workers,

The semi above was attempting to pass another semi on Highway 98 Thursday afternoon
when. the second semi failed to yield and turned left into its path, according to a report
from the Highway Patrol. The semi was struck on the right front after which it left the
highway on the south shoulder striking the perimeter fence of Aluminum Marine. No
injuries were reported; all parties were wearing their seatbelts.

As Ammons said in his remarks
Friday, Veterans Day is truly the
veterans' day. It's also a day for
everyone else to say "thank you."

'Jaws of Life'

deployed at

crash scene

Continued from page 1
tree on the front of the vehicle. The
truck overturned onto its left side
and struck another large pine tree.
Freeman was partially ejected
from the driver's side door,
amputating one.of his legs at the
scene," he added.
Taylor County Fire-Rescue
personnel Lt. Robert Lytle and
Firefighter David James arrived at
the scene and began extricating
Fieeman from the truck with the
"Jaws of Life."
Doctors' Memorial Hospital

Melody Cox for the luncheon's paramedics Robbie English and
success. Laura Ghy and EMTs Chris
Perhaps the most moving Williams and Vanita Gray also
moment of the day came with a arrived and treated Freeman at the
slideshow presentation of 'scene of the crash.
photographs. of Taylor County ,:.. Freeman was flown to
soldiers from all branches of the' Gainesville by DMH AirMedic
military. The photographs depicted One transport helicopter.
soldiers at war and at peace, at rest A family member indicated
and at work, the old and the young. Tuesday that "doctors have been
SThe presentation 'ended with able to save one of his legs, and
photos of soldiers currently serving,: that it is only by the grace of God
overseas. Once it was finished, 'that he is still here. We are all
there were few dry eyes remaining. praying and hoping that he will
in the building. come home and life. will get back'
Veterans Day began as Armistice':' to as normal as it can."
Day, celebrating the treaty which Freeman is currently on a
ended World War I. Later it became~: breathing respirator, "but doctors
a day to honor, all American :'are hoping to wean him from it as
veterans from all wars:. soon as possible."

Family Fun Day

planned Nov. 19

The Barth Syndrome Foundation
will hold a Family Fun Day
communitywide fund-raiser
Saturday, Nov. 19.
Events will include a a..
cane/kayak: poker run ,on the::
Steinhatchee River, a "Chopper,
Dropper" at the Perry Golf &
Country Club and an evening boat
parade arid blessing of the fleet in
The poker fun kicks off at
Steinhatchee Falls with registration
at 8 a.m.,. followed by a 9 a.m.
start. Entry is $5 per person. Cards
will be drawn at the conclusion of
the event at River Haven Marina in
Steinhatchee with a $50 winning
hand. Applications may be picked
up at the marina or via e-mail at
ljohnson@barthsyndrome.org. A
limited number of kayaks are
available through River Haven
Marina for the event-discounted
rate of $15.
The Chopper Dropper will take
place at noon at the Perry golf
course. Interested participants can
purchase one ball for $30 or two
for $50. Tickets can be picked up
from Troy Wetherington at the
Perry Golf & Country Club or
from Melissa Sullivan at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital.
Contact Shelley Bowen at
sbowen@barthsynbdrome.org for
more information about this

portion of the event.
The evening boat parade and
blessing of the fleet begins with a
5 p.m. line-up. The cost to register
vessels is $20. Awards will be
presented for the best boats.
Registration forms can be
requested via e-mail at
Wn 9:_0117__*

Bartha syndrome is a rare,
X-linked genetic disorder that is
passed from mother to son.
Individuals with Barth syndrome
suffer from weak hearts, weak
immune systems, weak muscle
tone and extreme fatigue.
Currently the Barth Syndrome
Foundation knows of 95 young
men and boys in the world who
have this disorder, including 18-
year-old Taylor County resident
Michael Bowen.
For more information, contact
(Shelley) Bowen at 223-1128.


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A-3 The Taco Times November 16, 2005

Park maintenance

$1000 per month?

Continued from page 1
"I hate to see the park brought
up in a bad light. I don't want it to
be a political football," Feagle
"That was not my intention--I'm
talking about numbers," Ketring
"On the front-end we had x-
amount of dollars and we are
working to complete the park as it
was designed to' be.. Right now
we're not sure if we can even get
all the lights in...we're really
pinching pennies," Feagle said.
Contacted this week, Interim
City Manager Barney Johnson said
the city was in the process of
getting together information
related to projected water, electric
and gas costs for 'the park. By
way of comparison; he noted that
the gas utility cost for the eternal
flame" at the courthouse is $400
per month.
While the monthly maintenance
costs for veterans park could be up
to $1,000 per month, the real
numbers will not be determined
until the park is up and running,
Finance Director Penny Staffney
"It is very, very difficult to
come up with a cost on this. All
we can do is guess and right now
it's not too much of an educated
guess," she said.
"My concern and the council's
concern is that we have been
looking at giving away ballfields
and parks because we can't (afford)
to maintain them, so how are
we doing to maintain a park with
all this finesse involved?" Staffney
Maintenance expenses for the
park would fall under the city's
recreation department budget.
Earlier this year,* the council
looked at closing three local parks
in order to trim maintenance costs.
In the past two ,years, the city
opened two new parks, Heritage
Park on Julia Street and the
Dreamland ,City Kiddie Park on
Saxton Street.

As of last week, $109,000'had d
been expended on the park.
"And there is a large number of .
money that has been obligated to
be spent (such at for monuments, .
memorials, etc.)," Johnson said. -
However, the city was unable to .
give a clear answer as to how ,~.- _- '
much remained to be spent on the
park. f ai l
The Veterans Memorial Park '' "
project first evolved in December -
2002; in February 2004, it "'" 'N"'
received a major boost with twin Downtown damage
$200,000 donations from both the The front window of Joyce's Main Street Cafe was broken after a vehicle apparently left the road striking a bench and
city and county. trashcan before hitting the building Friday. The bench, trashcan and window have all been replaced.
County debate continues

Residential pick-up feasible?

Continued from page 1
This does not affect exemptions
for indigent relief.
Singer recommended that the
commission set the cap at $260,
which he said in a memorandum
to the commission, "would allow
the board to further consider
mandatory residential pick-up for
possible implementation in
"At first, I was .going to
propose a number in the $150 to
$160 range, in order that we ,
Possibly raise the assessment to
this level in a year or two to
accurately reflect the true cost of

providing solid waste collection
for our residents," Singer
"However, after thinking about
this and discussing it with
(County Tax Collector) Jack
Tedder, I believe we might want to
'set the bar' a lot higher.
Remember that the new
assessment must be in place the
year before the tax notices come
"With this in mind, we need to
consider the idea proposed by
some of the commissioners to go
to mandatory residential collection
in another year or two. If this is to
.occur, we need to have a rate in
place that will cbver the cost of

Going to the cook-out?

Please call 584-5366
'The Perry-Taylor County at noon.
Chamber of' Coimerce will host Those planning to attend are
the 12th -annual Public' Safety asked to RSVP no later than today
Appreciation Cook Out Friday, (Wednesday). Contact the chamber
Nov. 18, at City Park,'beginning at 584-5366.

providing service by a franchised
hauler. Therefore, we need to'a
limit of at least $260 in place to
make residential pick-up feasible.
This does not eliminate the
potential budget shortfall of
$750,000 the first year, but it's' an
important initial step," the memo
The comments about mandatory
residential pick-up sparked a
lengthy discussion among
commissioners, who expressed
differing opinions on the service
itself as well as how the money
could be collected.

Commissioners did, agree to
keep the $260 in the proposed
ordinance, saying that it could be
changed during the public hearing.
"The amount only allows for
future increases, so you don't have
to amend the resolution each
time," Singer said.
Commissioner Clay Bethea
made a motion to advertise the
ordinance and set a public hearing;
Commissioner Jack Brown
The measure passed 3-2 with
Commissioners Pat Patterson and
Daryll Gunter voting against.

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Comcast to

lose ABC

Comcast cable customers in
Perry will soon lose one of their
channels, ABC affiliate WCJB out
of Gainesville.
In a letter to County
Administrator Buddy Humphries,
Comcast General Manager K. C.
McWilliams said ABC affiliate
WTXL of Tallahassee is
"requesting ABC network non-
duplication protection in Taylor
County pursuant to section 76.92
of the FCC rules.
"Cqmcast is required to remove
WCJB...currently on channel 3,
from its cable line-up effective
Dec. 1, 2005," the letter
"Comcast is responding to a
mandatory requirement to remove
WCJB from the cable line-up. We
are evaluating alternative networks
that we -may add or relocate to
channel'3. We appreciate your
patience while we review various
options. We wish to provide the
best quality and value in television
entertainment available."
Commissioners agreed last week
to invite McWilliams to their next
board meeting, scheduled for
Tuesday, Nov. 29, to discuss the

Yearbook deadline
Taylor County High School
Yearbook Sponsor Susan Nelson
reminds students and parents that
this is the final week for yearbook
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hope the Tour of Homes returns
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many beautiful new homes in our
The PMC Christmas dinner for
members and guests \ill be held
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Members saluted
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Members of the Perry Woman's
Club (PWC) had a worldly lobk
Wednesday, Nov. 9, when they
donned garments from around the
globe, in observance of
International Affairs month.
While showcasing the 1
international projects of thea:
General Federation of Woman's'
Club, the meeting also served as a
precursor to Saturday night's
International Dinner at the PWC.
For -that event, six foreign
exchange students--currently
enrolled at Taylor County High
School-- will prepare dishes native
to their respective countries. The
evening will also include
presentations from these seniors
about their countries, cultures and
traditions. (Please see related
photograph and details on page B-
1.) .
The International Dinner begins
at 6:30 p.m.; tickets are; $6,each.
The community is cordially
invited to attend.
For Wednesday's meeting,
toothbrushes (donated by local
dentist, Dr. Lamar Morgan)
marked each place setting as a
reminder of Operation Smile--one
of the -international charities
supported ;by: the PWC which
provides surgical procedures to
children from poor families. "It is
a blessing to know that we are a
part of all this," said Diane Miller,
coordinator of the meeting.
Members also brought filled
shoeboxes for Operation Shoebox
which delivers toys and treats tb
boys and girls 'all over the world.
The price to rent the Perry
Woman's Club will be going up
to $200 in January, 2006, with
the deposit raised to $100.

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Kaitlee Alisha Roberts
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Sally and David Roberts Jr. of
Perry announce the birth of their
daughter, Kaitlee Alisha, on Oct.'.
23, 2005, at 5:41 p.m., at Capital
Regional Medical Center. She
weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and
was 19 and one-half inches 16ng.
Maternal grandparents are Jeffry
Williams and Wendy Woodhull,
both of Steinhatchee. Maternal
great grandparents are Robert and
Betty Woodhull of Steinhatchee.
Paternal grandparents are Indi
and David Roberts Sr. of Perry.
Paternal great grandparents are
Tack.and Billie Byrd, Frank and
' elia Turner, all of Perry, and the
late Joe Roberts.
Carson David Gray ,
David and Missy (Lago) Gray
announce. the birth of their son,
Carson David, on -Nov. 3, 2005.
He was born at Capital Regional
Medical Center at 7:54 a.m. He
weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and
was 21 and one-quarter inches
Maternal grandparents are Steve
and Sally Lago of Perry. Maternal
great grandparents are Gladys Lago
of Perry and Bauchie and Yvonne
Carson Summers of Bristol.
Paternal grandparents are Rob and
Anre Gray of Perry. Paternal
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Oakley Gray of Perry and Wilton
and Margie Thompson of
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SMaternal grandparents are
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late Leo F. Peake.
Paternal grandparents are Susie
Folsom and Keith Porter.
Paternal great grandparents are
David and Ernistine Horner, Ethel
Porter and the late Willie Porter.
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Beth and Donnie Dibler of Perry
announce the birth of their son,
Dylan Shaun, on Oct. 29, 2005,
at 2:45 p.m. in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. The new
arrival weighed 8 pounds, 5.!
ounces and was 21 and one-fourth
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are James
Grantham, Cheryl and James
Moore, all of Perry.
NMIternal great grandparents are
J:L. and Annette Grantham, Mary
and Bill Robinson, and Paul
McNutt; all of Perry.
Maternal great, great
grandparents are Lorella Grantham
of Perry and the late John (Sonny)

Grantham, Eunice Blanton of
Sirmans and the late Grover
(Junior) Blanton.
The baby's paternal grandparents
are Chuck and Diane Dibler of
Perry.' His paternal great
grandparents are Charles. and
Nancy Dibler of Ohio.

Joshua Bradley
Theodore and Laura Thompson
of Perry 'announce the birth of
their son, Joshua Bradley, on Oct.
28, 2005, at 4:45 p.m. in Capital
Regional Medical Center. He
weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and
was 18 and three-fourths inches
Maternal grandparents are Doris
Floyd and Eugene Floyd. Paternal
grandparents are Bonnie and
Theron Perry.

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Carlotta Washington and Oscar
Benjamin Glenn announce the
birth of their daughter, Jordyn
Janaia-Anney Glenn, on June 14,
2005, at Doctors' Memorial
Hospital at' 1:38 p.m. She
weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and
was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Curtis

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Pensacola Catholic wins playoff game 24-16

Bulldogs put on show but fall short

Penalties, turnovers and missed
opportunities cost the Bulldogs
..their first playoff victory in eight-
years, as Taylor County was edged
S24-16 by defending state runner-up
SPensacola Catholic Crusaders
SFriday night in Pensacola.
The Class 2A playoff game was
a match-ip of two of the state's
Premier quarterbacks in Taylor
County's Genario McNealy and
Pensacola's Eugene Smith. The
talented duo did not disappoint, as
McNealy completed 15 of 35
passes for 225 yards. and one
: touchdown, despite being under
Tremendous pressure all night.
: Smith won the battle and the
Swar, 'however, completing 17 of.
S31 passes for 230 yards and one
touchdown, but had only one
* interception (compared to two by
McNealy) and out-rushed McNealy
98 yards to 14.
However, it was penalties--one
in particular--that *denied the
SBulldogs a rematch with Class 2A
#1 ranked Madison County in this
SFriday night's second round of the
playoffs. The Bulldogs were hit
With 17 penalties for 125 yards,
Including 12 for 90 yards in the
First 'half alone, to allow, the

Crusaders to grab a 24-10 halftime
Big tackles for losses by Billy
Joe Wigglesworth, Cole Revels,.
Kendall Thompson and Sean
Padgett forced the Crusaders to
punt on their first possession, but
the Bulldogs went three-and-out as
the offensive line failed to pick up
Pensacola blitzes.
Padgett managed to catdh a nice
eight-yard pass out of the.
backfield, but on 4th and 2 from
their own 32 a bad punt snap
sailed 6ver punter John Crowley's
head and into the endzone, where
the senior managed to scoop it up
on the run and boot a 50-yard kick
that netted just 17 yards, giving
Pensacola the field position it
needed. to score its first
Starting from midfield,
Pensacola grabbed a 7-0 lead on a
48-yard TD pass from Smith to
Robert Whibbs with 6:56-
remaining in the first quarter.
The most costly Bulldog
penalty came early in'the game, as
Taylor's leading scorer Tony
Powell fielded the kickoff at his
own three-yard line and busted
through a seam up the middle to
weave his way 97 yards for a

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Greg Sneed's 46-yard punt return set up a Bulldog
touchdown in the third quarter (photo by Wayne Dunwoody).


Taylor Stats Pensacola
15 First Downs 15
24-39 Rushes/Yards 31-106
15-35-2 Comp/Att/Int 17-31-1
225 Pass Yards 230
264 Total Yards 336
162 Return Yards 43
5/1 Fumbles/Lost' 5/2
17-125 Pen./Yards 6-55
3-28 Punts/Avg 4-33

touchdown to tie the game.
However, a penalty flag was
thrown behind the play after
Powell scored, as a Bulldog player
allegedly threw an illegal block at
the Crusaders' 28-yard line, and the
return was called back to the
Crusaders' 43-yard line after the.
15-yard penalty was marched off.
The Bulldogs not only failed to
score, but fumbled on'the next
two plays, losing the second
fumble at the Pensacola 48-yard
line, allowing the Crusaders to
kick a 22-yard field goal and
complete a 10-point swing that
ultimately decided the outcome of
the game.
The 17 penalties and five,
fumbles (one lost) were just a part.
of the Bulldogs' woes, as on the
Bulldogs' next possession, Taylor
drove all the way down to the
Crusaders' five-yard'.line, only to
have another bad snap sail over
McNealy's head for a fumble that
he recovered fora 19-yard loss,,
forcing the Bulldogsto settle for a
45-yard field goal by Crowley to
trail 10-3.
The drive was keyed by big
passes to Sneed (20 yards.). Ingram
(28 yards) and Ellis. (11 yards)
before abholding penalty and delay
of game penalty combined with
the bad snap pushed the Bulldogs
back 34 yards.
Pensacola's second touchdown
was aided by the Bulldogs kicking
the ball out of bounds on the
kickoff to give the Crusaders the
ball at their own 40 and an.
offsides penalty that helped keep
the drive ali\e
Despite nice pass deflections by
Wigglesworth and Padgett ard a
touchdown-saving tackle by
Ingram; Pensacola scored on a
three-yard run to take a 17-3 lead
with 10:39 to play in the second
The BulldogL committed another
riinial mistake \lhen '-Grald
Walker caught the pooch kickoff
while standing on the sideline at
his own 24.
Despite the bad starting field
position and t\o more penalties.
the Bulldogs droxe '6 \ards in 11
plays thanks to impressive throws
b) McNealy to Sneed (11, 15 and
eight yards'). Powell 116 yards).
twvo big runs by lcNealy and
Po. IIl's 14-\ard TD catch.
Tailor County pulled % within
17-10 on CCrowley's PAT, but.
kicked another kickoff out of
bounds for a fi e-\ard penalt.i.
Only to decide to kick it deep and
Crowle''s kickoff irajeled to the
; one-\ard line.-.
TaYlor had a chance to tie the
.:game before. the half %.hen
SSebastian Ingrman picked off a pass
at the Bulldogs. 2"'-ard line--after
Shane Bailey and Revels sand ich
sack of Smith for an eight-yard
loss--but McNeall threw an.
interception three plaxs later that
allowed Pensacola to dri\e down
and score with 13 seconds
remaining in the first half and grab
a 24-10 lead.
Poor blocking by the Bulldogs'
offensive line arid yardage lost on
the bad snaps resulted in Taylor
County netting 11 yards rushing.
on eight carries in the first half.

-, .

The 2005-06 Taylor County High School Bulldogs soccer team: (front) Elizabeth Cooper
(first row, left to right) Courtney Speas, Cameron Myers, Tiffany Ragans, Kacy Parks, Katie
Cooper, Austin McCracken, Cindy Wilson and Ashleigh Frostick: (second row, left to right)
Krystle Towles, Chelsea Mathers. Jennifer Hunter, Jenna Helm, Beth Johnson, Natalie Clark,
Jenni Cantrell, Jessica Stanton, Courtney Valentine and Toni Craighead.

Both quarterbacks put on clinics
in the first half, as McNealy
completed 10 of 17 passes for 149
yards with one touchdown and one
interception, while Smith
completed 11 of 19 passes for 194
yards with one TD and one
However, Pensacola rushed for
55 yards in the first half to amass
249, yards of offense in the first
two quarters, compared to Taylor's
The Bulldog defense turned in
.the performance of the season in
the second half, shutting out the
Crusaders and shutting down the
Pensacola running game, while
holding Smith 'and company to
just 87 yards and no points.
However, the Bulldog offense
could not capitalize, as McNealy
was under constant pressure and
had to scramble for his life, while
runningbacks Bryckoski Jackson
and Sean Padgett found little
running room.
Taylor opened the second half
mixing nice tuns by Jackson (four
yards) and Padgett (two for eight
yards) with passes to Sneed (21
yards) and Ingram (10 and 13
yards) before McNealy was sacked
for a 10-yard loss and had a deep
pass to Powell knocked away at
the five-yard line.
Pensacola started from their own
10 after Crowley's 33-yard punt.
,and could not move the ball,
punting to Greg Sneed, who
returned the punt 46 yards.down to
the Pensacola eight-yard line.
After two short runs 6y Jackson,
McNeal) rolled out on a 3rd and
goal pass play before tucking the
ball and sprinting to the pylon.to
Score on a bootleg.
Ho% e'\ er. Crowley's point after
attempt was blocked to keep the
score 24-16.
Big tackles b Jake leacham,
Georeie Armstrong and Re'.els
forced another three-and-rur i-bri'o
by the: Cru.aders, who went'
back\wards and ga\c the ball to
Taylor at the Pensacola 41-yard
: McNeal\ was sacked for a 10-
\ard loss. then scrambled for 12
before Jackson picked up six and
McNealy tucked the hall and ran
for lo on an option keeper to the
eight. However, the Bulldogs

could not punch it in to tie the
game or pull within one, as
McNealy misfired on three straight
passes and Crowley missed a 26-
yard field goal wide to the right.
Huge defensive plays by
Powell, Armstrong, Revels,
Meacham and McNealy helped
Taylor force Pensacola to punt on

its first three possessions of the
second half, then force back-to-
back fumbles, but the Bulldog
offense failed to score on each
ensuing possession, including
McNealy's second interception of'
the night while throwing into the
'* Please see page 8

TCHS wide receiver Sebastian Ingram leaps high for a pass
during action Friday night (photo-by Wayne Dunwoody).

Ldy Bulldogs open 2005,

2006 soccer season here

,The 2005-06 TCHS Lady
Bulldogs Soccer Team kicked off
their, season playing at Maclay
Nov. 2. Taylor was anxious to get
the season off to a good start, but
it was not to be. Maclay won 1-0,
scoring latein the game off a free
kick just outside the 18.
"It was a tough loss to start the
season," said Coach Kerry Puhl.
"I felt like we were the better
.team,.' but with some key
personnel, sick and absent we just
couldn't get the looks at the goal
we normally do. We played some
young players tonight against a
solid and well coached team.
They'll only get better with the
experience they gained'against
On Thursday Nov. 10, the Lady
Dogs played at district foe
Madison. Taylor won 7-0 against
an: improving Lady Cowgirl team
being coached -by former Taylor
County soccer player Rachel
Poppell Leading the scoring for
the Bulldogs was sophomore
forward .Katie Cooper, with- three
goals on the night. Senior
midfielder Krystle Towles had two
goals and two assist. Kacy Parks,
who has moved from outside mid
last year to for ward this year, had
one goal and'twoi assist. Jenni
Cantrell, who is playing outside
midi this year, scored a goal from
the comer.
Rounding out the assist was
sophomore Jenna Helm and
freshman Cindy Wilson, each with
one assist. Elizabeth-Cooper got
her first shutout in goal of the
season with three saves on the
"The girls played a

fundamentally sound game, they
'played their passes, created,
opportunity's, and. kept the
pressure on the Lady Cowgirls,"
said Puhl. "I was very pleased
with the effort. We played a lot of
players and they were able to step.
in and get the job done. We have
talent but we're young and;
inexperienced right now. If we
work hard.and continue to develop,
this teani has a bright future.".
Next week, the Lady Bulldogs
travel to Godby before th6y get to

come home and play they're first
home.game against Rickards on
Nov. 21.
"That game against Rickards is
going to be a good test for us,"
said assistant coach Doug.
Cantrell. "Rickards is a very good
team this year, with a Idt of
talent. They're 4-0 right now. We
beat'them.last year at their place,
so I think they're looking to return
the favor. They have a lot of
speed, but so do we. It's going to
be a great game."

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A-7TaCO Times November 16,2005

New Beginning celebrates pastor's anniversary

Cornerstone invites all Sunday morning
Cornerstone Fellowship's first Sunday morning service is planned for
Nov. 20,at 11 a.m. in Forest Capital Hall. Evangelist Rick Blackerby of
Powerhouse Evangelism will be the featured speaker, with his wife, Sherri,
providing special music for the service. After worship, a picnic lunch will
follow and then a concert with "By Faith" performing. The community is
cordially invited to attend.

Need a fruitcake for Thanksgiving?
The Women's Ministry of the Perry Church of God, located on Center
Street, has been busy with its annual Fall Fundraiser and fruitcakes are now
available for purchase. Prices are: one-pound, $5; two-pound, $10; three-
pound, $15; and 5-pound, $25.
The women are also taking orders for nutcakes which are baked only on
the basis of pre-orders.
"The Women's Ministry appreciates the community's support in past

Robert B. Berry Jr.
Robert B. Berry Jr., 85, died
Nov. 13, 2005.
Bomr May 6, 1920, he was a
rired major with the. U.S.
Airforce and a veteran of World ,
War II. He also retired from the
-JU.S. Postal Service. He was a
member of the Retired Officer
Association, the 7th Ferrying
Group Retirees, American Legion,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, the
North Florida Retirees Council,
and. AARP. He was also a 32
Degree Mason and Shriner.
His wife, Lelia, preceded him in
Suvivors include: two daughters,
Pricilla Haynes and Mary Berry;
four -grandchildren,-Kim, Jeremy,
Ben and Stephanie; and six great
Funeral services will be. held
SSaturday, Nov. 19 at 11 a:m.atStL
James Episcopal Church.'
Family members will receive
.friends Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.
at Beggs Funeral Home, which is
in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the church memorial

Josh Massey
Josh Massey, age 25, died
Sunday, Nov. 13. He was a native
and lifelong resident of Taylor
County. and a member of the New
Home Baptist Church.'
He' graduated from. Taylor
County High School where he was'

a member of the National Honor
Society, Key Club, and varsity
football team. He also received a
Bachelor's degree from the
University of Central Florida, and
was employed as a mechanical
engineer with Fru-Con.
SHe was a. fifth generation of
Taylor County, an' avid
outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman
and engineer. He was preceded in
death by his maternal
grandparents, Mabel and ,Paul
Survivors include: his parents,
Lloyd Massey and Karen Massey;
paternal grandparents, Harry and
Janie Massey, all of Perry; two
sisters, Stacy Woods of Perry and
Chris\ Mlantzahas of Tallahassee;
two uncles, Mark Massey and
Mike Massey, both of Perry; two
aunts, Montine Flail of Valdosta,
and Peggy Gladieux of Orlando;
two nephew s: and a host of
Funeral services will be held
today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at
New Home Baptist Church, with
the Rev. -Mike Hail officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodlawn
Cemetery. Family received friends
at their home:on Tuesday.
SJoe P. Burns Funeral Home is ii
charge of all the arrangements.

Regina Denise Bell
Regina Denise Bell, 38, died
Nov. 9, 2005, in Jackson\ ille. _
A native of' Neu. Brucke,
Germany. she had.lived in Perry for

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Dual Day services planned
Springhill Missionary Baptist Church will hold Dual Day services on
Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Choir rehearsal will be held Thursday at 7 p.m.
and all choir members are encouraged to attend.

Pastor's eighth anniversary celebrated
The congregation of New Beginning Church of God will honor Pastor
Carrie Chisholm White on the occasion of her eighth anniversary this
Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Julius N. Parott
Jr. of St. Jude's Apostolic Church in Florence, S.C.
Dinner will be served following the service; everyone is invited.
The church is located at 1208 W. Hampton Springs Avenue (in the old
crab house on Highway 98 West).

the past 38 years. She was a
member of Temple of God M.B.
Church and a 1985 graduate of
Taylor Cointy High School. She
worked as a bank teller at Citizens
Bank of Perry as well as a unit
secretary at Doctors' Memorial
Survivors include: a: son, Aaron
Jermichael Bell; her mother,
SLugine Bell of Perry; two brothers,
Clinton Bell Jr. and Bruce Eric
*Bell, both of Perry; three sisters,
Sandra Perkins of Bradenton,
Shirley Yvette Kight, and Kimberly
Cervaughn Bell of Kingsland, Ga.
Funeral services were held,
Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at
Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Perry.
Interment followed at Springhill
Family members received
friends Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.
at: Trinily Funeral Home, which
Swas in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda L. Morris
Brenda L. Morris, 49; of Perry,
died Nov. 5, 2005, at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Taylor
Survivors, all of Perry, include:
four sisters, Willie Mlac Donaldson,
Patricia Harris, Connie Marston
and Frances McFadden; two
brothers, Willie C. Morris and
Johnny F. Morris; five children,

David Bowles Jr., Shawn Bowles,
Kelly Foster, JaBrika Morris and
Brendisha Morris;. and five
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Nov. 12, at.10:30 a.m. at
Springhill Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Frida\ from 3 until 7 p.m.
at Evans/Walker Funeral Home,
which was in charge of the

Elston L. McKee
Elston L. McKee, 74, died Nov.
8, 2005, in Athens, Ga.
Mr. McKee had resided in Perry
for 51 ones years and had worked
for Procter and Gamble at Buckeye
Cellulose Plant for 40 years. He
was an active member of Ash
Street Church of Christ in Perry.
Born in Lexington, Tenn., Mr.
McKee was the son of the late Bob
Taylor McKee and the late Allie
Fair Davis McKee.
He was. preceded in death by a
daughter, Bonita Elaine McKee,
and brothers, Robert McKee,
Charlie McKee and William
Survivors include: his wife of 53
years, Danny Joy Bush McKee;
two daughters, Debby Arnold of
Watkinsville, Ga., and Pam
'Rosenbury of Thomasville, Ga.;
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Barbara Cornelia Shealy Aman, :.
age 86, passed away on Sunday, "
November 13, 2005, at her ,
residence. Barbara was one of
nine children, the daughter of .. .
Ruby Davis Shealy and Daniel -
Wesley Shealy. Her. mother was ...... ', '
'one of the first women in North
Florida to own an automobile and -

mother's sense of independence ..''..i..
and streak of originality made
Barbara the woman she became;
one not afraid of re-inventing -. :i
herself as times changed while adhering to and'depending upon her faith.
She came from a line of strong women who could bear adversity and
battle towards success and passed that strength on to her female
descendants. Her frowns when we weren't quite right and her smiles
when were right will be sorely missed.
At the age of 41, Barbara began nurses training after the youngesFof
her four children began first grade. During her first attempt at nursing
school, she became gravely ill, was'hospitalized, and'had to start-the
training from the beginning despite having been in the final weeks when
illness struck. She was very determined to become a nurse and she
became a very good one. 'She was a caring and compassionate nurse and
made difference in the lives of many people. She was employed at
Tallahassee Mermorial Hospital, Doctors' Memorial Hospital in Perry
and the nursing home in Perry. She was well into her seventies before
she retired. Even after retirement she continued to volunteer at the nursing
home. She truly loved those she referred to as her "little old people" and
ensured that the training given to nursing assistants under her supervision
taught them dignity and respect that the elderly deserved. She was a
loving and compassionate person even when she was ill and comforted
other patients when she herself was hospitalized.
She enjoyed traveling with her church on mission work to Honduras
and several areas of the U.S. as well as vacationing with her husband,
Wilbur, to watch the leaves turn color in the mountains and to play on
the beach with children and grandchildren. She loved music, sang in the
choir, and was an active participant in all activities of their church for
many years. She taught Sunday School and was the summer youth camp
nurse for several years.
Her strength of character, determination, and loving nature live on in
her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and her many nieces
Sand nephews.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Wilbur M. Aman of Perry;
one,son; Wilbur Gerald Amari and wife Geraldine of Eridu, Fl.; three
daughters, Carol Joan Beaty of Lamont, Fl., Cheryl and Jimmy Couliette
of Perry, Fl., and Karen and Norman Baker of Perry, Fl.; two brothers,
John Walton Shealy and wife, Vera of Charleston, S.C., and Joseph Shealy
and wife, Lynn of Tampa, Fl.; three sisters, Dannie and Henry Munn of
Havana, FI., Edna Teston of Atlanta, Ga., and Jean and Rudy Reeves of
Tallahassee, Fl.; grandchildren, Jennifer Lesli Joan Beaty German, Hilton
Blair Beaty II, Kimberly Michelle Thomkins, Jared Keith Aman, Jennifer
Kristen Campbell, Steven Edwin Couliette, Angela Robin Couliette,
Amber Lee Waldorf Howell, and Hallie Angeline Baker; 13 great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held'at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 17,
2005, at the Calvary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Mt.
Gilead Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday
evening from 6-8 p.m. at Burns Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308..
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in charge of all the
arrangements. _



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one "?son, Jeff McKee of
Murfreesboro, Tenn.; five
grandchildren; two brothers,
Connie McKee and Pete McKee;
two sisters, Linhie Sue Pierce and
Helen Johnson; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
...Graveside services were held
Saturday, Nov. 12, at Pleasant
Hill Cemetery in Lexington,
Tenn. Family members received
friends Saturday from noon until 2
p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home.
A memorial service in Perry
.will be held at a later date.
The family requests that
memorials go to Raintree Village
Children's Home, 3757 Johnston
Rd., Valdosta, GA 31601; or
Odyssey Hospice Healthcare, 575
Research Dr. Suite A, Athens, GA
Robert Lee
Marshall Jr.
Robert Lee Marshall Jr.; 78, of
Steinhatchee, died Nov. 9, 2005,
at his home.
He was a member of the Church
Of God and had worked for many
years as a grocery store manager
for Stiwannee.Stores in Lake Park,
Ga: .
Survivors include: his wife,.
Louise Marshall of Steinhatchee;
four-:children, Michael Marshall
and Patricia Asbell, both of
Steinhatchee, Linda Skipper of
Tallahassee and Robert Earl
Marshall of Auburndale; two
brothers, James Marshall of
Como, N.C.; and Edward Marshall
of Ciystal Springs, Miss.; two
sisters, Jean McCreary of Brandon,
Miss., and Florence McCreary of
West, ,Miss.; and many
grandchildren and great
-Ribck Gooding Funeral Home in
Cross- City was in charge of:the
SDonna Hughes
S.Donna Hughes Thomas, 78, a
homemaker, died Nov. 12, 2005,
; She was born in Tioga, Penn.,
Jan:. 19, 1927, the daughter of
Roy and Iona Hughes.
Survivors include: her husband
of-57 years,'Melvin K. Thomas;
three daughters,. Linda Carol'
Schwvab of Orlando, Toni Lynn
McCracken of Baltimore, Md., and
Catherine Louise Hasskarl of
Boston, Mass.: three brothers,
Roy S. Hughes Jr., Theodore Ray
Hughes and Thomas Robert
Hughes a sister, Carol Lynn
. .Matis; 10 grandchildren; and nine
great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a
son, William Coleman Hughes;
Sand a brother, Simeon Dewayne

Hughes. .
SGraveside services will be held
in Williamsport, Penn.
Mary Ann DeKnight
.: Williams
:-:i Mary Ann DeKnight Williams,
48;:,. died, Nov..' 8, 2005,. :in
Tallahassee. -
A natiic of Fort Lauderdale, she
has lived in Perry for the past 15

Visitors flooc
Mrs. B.D. Williams was
admitted to Layfetta County
Nursing home on Monday,. Nov.
':6.Mirs. Thelma Newberry, Mrs.
Frnestine Washington, Mrs..Jenny-
Miller, Mrs. Sherry Baskin, Mrs.
Inez-Griffin, Mrs. Regina Griffin;
.Mrn, Pernell Miller, Mi. L.
--;PwelI, Mrs; Elis Randal, and
-sor .Mrs. Ruby Mae Franklin,'
-ani Mr. A.D,. Jones, have all
visited her during the week. She
was so happy to have them \isit.

years. She was a member of St.
Peter's P.B. Church where she was
a member of the choir.
Survivors include: her husband,
Tommie B. Williams Sr.; a son,
Kor ivuxon of Jacksonville; two'
daughters, LaDonna Grafton and
Uvyette Smith, both .of
Jacksonville; a brother, Bruce
Johnson of California; and five
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at
St. Peters P.B. Church in Perry
with interment following in
Springhill Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Friday, Nov. 1,1, from 5
until 7Tp.m. at Trinity Funeral
Home, which was in charge of
Emil J. Weidner
Emil J. Weidner, 94, died Nov.
8, 2005, in Lafayette County.
Born in Chelsea, Mass., he had
lived in Perry for the past five
years. Mr. Weidner was a U.S.
Army veteran, having served for
four years, and was awarded the
good conduct medal and was an
expert marksman. He was also a
member of'the American Legion.
He retired from Amoco Petroleum
at the age of 62.
Survivors include: two sons,
Frank Conary of Auburn, Maine,
and Emil J. Weidner III of
Chelsea, Mass.; four daughters,
Margaret R. Weidner of San
Antonio, Texas, Ruth Brusstar of
Jay, Maine, and Frances Jennings
and Dorothy Sheffield, both of
Perry; 12 grandchildren; six great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Taylor Counti
Senior Services:
Funeral services \ ill be held in
Medford, Mass. Cinotti Funeral
'Home in Medford is in charge of
the arrangements

James P. Poppell
James P. Poppell, age 89, died
Monday, Nov 14, 2005, at his
residence in Perry.
He was a native and lifelong
resident of Taylor County. A'
member and a past deacon of the
Perry Church of Christ, Mr:
Poppell worked for many years at
Buckeye Cellulose as a woodyard ,
supervisor. He was preceded in
death by his wife, C)ntell
Survivors include: two sons,
Jim Poppell, of Jupiter, and Paul.
Poppell of. Perry; four,
grandchildren, Sarah Poppell and
Jennifer Mall of Perry, Wesley
Poppell, and Chad and Shelley
Poppell of Jacksonville; and three
great grandchildren.
Funeral services % ill be held at
2 p.m. today (Wednesday), at Joe
-P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel,
with Joe W'.nn officiating.
:Interment will follow at Pisgah
Cemetery. Family received friends
on Tuesday at the:funeral home.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in
Perry is in charge of all the
arrangements. i

I to Lafayette
Sunday was a great day at New
Brooklyn N.Missionary Baptist'
Church. They celebrated the
church anniversary, and that
afternoon they celebrated the
pastor's anniversary'
This Sunday at 3 p.m.,.
Springhill Missionary will.
'celebrate its annual Dual Day
Service. A citywide invitation is
.sent to' all. Come enjoy and let's
have a good time in the Lord. Let
us also continue to pray for the
sick and shut in.

Continued from page 6

endzone on the run during a 4th
and 6 play from the Crusaders' 16-
yard line.
Taylor County's final drive
started on their own 20 after two
big tackles by Adam Cook led
Pensacola to miss a 47-yard field
goal, but McNealy ended the night
scrambling away from Pensacola
blitzers and throwing
incompletions before being sacked
on the final four plays.
The Bulldogs finished the game
with 24 carries for 39 yards (1.6
yards per carry), led by Jackson's
nine carries for 17 yards and
McNealy's 11 carries for 14 yards.
Padgett finished with four carries
for eight yards.
Powell finished the game with
five receptions for 80 yards and
one TD, followed by Sneed who
had five catches for 75 yards.

The family of Earl E. Clague
Should like to thank each and every
one for your acts of kindness,
telephone calls, food, flowers and
your thoughts and prayer during
our father's prolonged,illness and
death. But, most of all, we would
like to thank you for being there
when Dad needed 'you most.
Thank you.to all the nurses and
the, staff of Doctors' Memorial

Ingram hauled in three catches for
51 yards, Marquis Ellis had one
for 11 yards and Padgett had one
for eight yards.
The Bulldog defense held
SPensacola's prolific offense to 87
yards and five first downs in the
second half, limiting Smith to
'just 6 of 12 passing for 36 yards,
but the athletic signal-caller
scrambled nine times for 55 yards,
including several key first downs.
Smith accounted for all of
Pensacola's second half offense, as
the rest of the team lost yardage in
the second half and committed five
second half fumbles, losing two.
SMcNealy had to rely on his.
quick feet-and nifty escape moved
the entire game, as he was forced
to throw on the run while rolling
out or scrambling away from
defenders all night.
McNealy finishes his senior
season with some impressive
passing numbers, completing 100
of 209 passes for 1,874 yards with'

Hospital and to First Baptist
But most importantly, a very
big special .thank you to
granddaughter Aimee R. Millinor
for being Dad's constant caregiver
and a loving support to Dad during
the last eight years since our
mother's passing in January,
1998. May God. keep you and
.bless you in his constant care.
The Earl E. Clague Family

15 TDs and 10 interceptions,
Powell also had a stellar senior
season, catching 31 passes for 738
yards and.five TDs, followed by
Ingram with 20 catches for 400_
yards'anid'Tour TDs. Sneed, a
sophomore, had a great late
season, finishing with 23 catches,
for 351 yards and two TDs, while'
junior Marquis Ellis had nine
catches for 166 yards and two
Jackson, a freshman, finished
the year with 141 carries for 557
yards and five TDs, followed by
Padgett (senior) with 37 carries for
S117 yards and one TD. McNealy
ended the year with 82 carries for
120 yards and two TDs.
The Bulldogs lose 13 seniors,
including: Powell, Ingram,
McNealy, Crowley, Padgett,


Marvin Britt, Shane Bailey, Lance
Rowell, Wigglesworfh, Jake
Wilson, Kane Miguel and Revels,
but return a solid and talented
nucleus of juniors and sophomores
as well as several talented
freshnren who saw tons of playing
time tJhis year.
In addition to Ellis, juniors
Zach Bradshaw, Gerald Walker,
Meacham, Armstrong, Tony
Jones, Drew Southerland, Thomas
Gober and Adam Cook return with
sophomores Jarvis McGrew,
Sneed, Shawn Crowley,
Thompson, Keith Gober, Ethan
Young, Carl Padgett, Will Hall,
Tyler DuBose and Ryan Bolden.
Freshmen coming back include
Jackson, Curtis Jones, LJ Blount,
Cody Davis, Rodrick Wils6n and
Quinton Oliver.

Suspects jailed in 2 hours

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where he-was picked- up by the
same car," said Parker.
"We ran, the tag number and
located the owner, who said that
she had loaned the car to a Quincy,
J. Baker, 22, that morning. She
also told us who he was with, a
Neil Cleveland Dubose, 38,",
Parker added.
A short time later, Baker went
to'the Taylor County Jail and told
officers he "was told they were
looking for him. He was then
taken into custody."
,Officers began a search of
Dubose, combing known
locations where he was known to

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Moments later, Dubose was
found and'also taken to the county
"We had both suspects in jail
within two hours," said Parker,
"solely due to the assistance from
customers and community
members who pitched in to help
officers from PPD, Taylor County
Sheriffs Office and FWC K-9
Officer "Cricket" Bailey and canine
officer "Buddy.
"It w~as a quick response and
everyone involved should be-
proud," he added.
Baker was..charged with
accessory after the fact of a
Robber) and Dubose was charged
with robbery. Both are being-held
,at the county jail.

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Perry Primary chosen as

'model school' for reading

International cuisine
Dinner with an international flair will be served at the Perry Woman's Club Saturday,,
Nov. 19. Six international exchange students currently attending Taylor County High School
will present dishes native to their respective countries. The seniors will also give brief
presentations on their cultures and traditions. Shown here are: (seated, left to right) Lara
Aboushakra of Lebanon, Farheen Fatima of Pakistan and Viktoriya Hrubas of Urkraine;
(standing, left to right) Rami Alsarjabi of Yeoman, Nurdin (Nurik) Nurmanbetov of
Kyrgyzslan and Zhasulan (Jazz) Altynbekov of Kakakhstan. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.:
tickets are $6 each.

Perry Primary School was
recently) chosen by the Pafrhandle
Area Education Consortium to
represent the Reading First
program as its model school in the
recent airing of Tuesday Teacher
Training, a monthly' professional
development program which airs
nationwide. A filming crew from
PAEC, spent the day at Perry
Primary, capturing :on film
various .aspects of its reading
progrifmi. According :to Brenda
Crouch. PAEC director of Tuesday
Teacher Training. Perr\ Primjry:
\. as one of "the best shoots" ever
done in Region I In a letter to.
George Clayton, principal of Perry
Primary. she stated. "I vwas .ery
impressed a nh the atmosphere on
campus. The school is clean, the
walls are colorful, your staff ver\
professional, and the students %ere
engaged in learning. It was 'ery
obvious that )our instructional
staff has a lot of respect for \ou
and you for them. as well I \%as
extremely impressed."

Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard Jr. agreed.
"We are all very proud of Perry
Primary School and its
recognition as the model school in
Region I for Reading First. Of all
the schools in Region I. it was
chosen as the Tuesday Teacher
Training model school. What a

tribute to. Mr. Clayton, .Mrs.
Padgett, their teachers and staff,
and an outstanding recognition of
the excellent reading instruction

their students are receiving. It's an
accomplishment our .,en,tirp
community can take pride in," he

Volunteers taught

new state stand yards

The Early Learning Coalition of
the Big Bend recently hosted a
training for Taylor County
Voluntary Pre-K.(VPK) providers
on the new state standards. VPK
teachers and coalition staff joined
together in a trainer workshop
which outlined the newly approved
'PK standards.
John Hodge, regional VPK.
facilitator from the main office of
the Early Learning Coalition of
the Big Bend, facilitated the
workshop. The Early Learning
Coalition of the Big Bend includes
the counties of Gadsden, Leon,'
Liberty. Madison, Taylor, and
All children who were four-
years-old on or before Sept., 1, are
eligible for the free. state VPK
program. A ne% session of VPK
will begin on Jan 3. in Taylor

Folsom family wins again

The 2005 Florida Forest
Festival cross-cut saw and
chainsaw event winners have been
announced by Chairman John
Fish. They are as follows:

David Wayne Hunt won first place
in the men's chainsaw competition.

Women's cross-cut saw, first
place--Kay Folsom and Cheryl
-- Sph:--second place--Cheryl
Smith and Monica Wright; third
place Jona Anderson and Monica
Wright; and fourth place--Cheryl
Smith and Derby Buchanan.
-Men's cross-cut saw, first place-
-Daniel McLeod and Ronald
Folson: second place--Joe Coon
and David Gwaltney: and third
place--J. J. Whiddon and Heath
Jack 'n Jill cross cut saw, first
place--Cheryl Smith and Ronald
Folsom; second place--Kay
Folsom and Ronald Folsom; third
place--Joe Coon and Melinda
Coon; and fourth place--Renee
Anderson and David Gwaltney.
Women's chainsaw, first place--
Kay Folsom; second place--
Melanie Thomas; third place--
,'Monica Wright; and fourth place--
Joria Anderson.
Men's chainsaw, first place--
David Wayne Hunt: second place--
H. F. Weaver; third place--Robbie
Wright; and fourth place--Robert

Ronald Folsom, left and sister Cheryl Smith once again won
the Jack 'n Jill cross cut saw event at the 2005 Florida
Forest Festival coss-cut saw event.

The guest speaker for the Nov.
1 Rotary meeting was Rick
Lockenbach with the Florida
Department of Education (DOE)
Division of Community Colleges
and Workforce Education.
Lockenbach spent much of his
time discussing workforce
education and how his division
works with community college
and technical schools to oversee
Workforce education, he said,
includes career and technical
education (CTE) including
apprenticeships, adult education,
career development and adult
migrant education.
The Division of Community
Colleges and Workforce Education
offers technical assistance to
community colleges and technical
schools upon request. It also holds
program reviews to oversee
compliance as well as program

County. Happytime Preschool
and Taylor County Pre-K along
with Steinhatchee Pre-K are
offering a "half-year" program.
This session will consist of six.
hours per dayfor 90 days. You .
can register your child at the
coalition office at 318 North Clark
Street. '
The coalition office is located in
the Wentworth School Board
complex. You can also call Andrea
Dennis or Jean Drawdy at 850-
223-1670 for information about
VPK registration.
S"VPK is a high quality program
that is offered to every four-year-
old child living in the state of
Florida at .no cost. Children who
are not ready for kindergarten may
be left behind. Call today or visit
the Early Learning Coalition of
Taylor County and get your child
enrolled for VPK." said Dennis.



support reviews to see where
programs can b:e expanded or
improved. I
In addition, the division helps
manage federal: grants and the
marketing of programs.
According to Lockenbach, CTE
,is offered beginning in middle
schools and continues through
associate degrees in community
/ Area post-secondary schools
Lockenbach works with include
Taylor Technical Institute and
North Florida Community
Quoting a December 2003 issue
of Insight, a publication released
by the ,.Florida Council of -
Education Policy, Research and
Improvement, Lockenbach said
that for" every 10.h'igh school
freshman, seven will graduate and
three will drop out. Of those.
.' Please see page 3,

Lloyd sets festival record!

The 2005 Forest Festival Loader Terry Moye. Joe Coon, Jimmy Johnson. Robert Woodall, Omans. Michael Padgett,Jame
Competition produced a festival Stephenson, Lane Sadler, Walter Michael Paul. Robert Britt, Bobby Daniels and Wayne Hunt.
record this year, the first time a ..
competitor has recorded a time less
.than. two minutes, according to '
Chairman Gary Brett.
Taking first place on a Prentice
loader and .winning $250 was
Chris.. Lloyd, ,with a time of
1:54:40. Second place honors
went to Jody Sellers, winning
$200.on a Tigercat loader with a
time of 2:05:47.
Third place was captured by
Kenny Grambling with a time of
2:14:25 and fourth place was won
by Robert "BlackJack" Black, with
a time of 2:17:05.
Rounding out the top ten, were
Danny Padgett--fifth, 2:18:10;/
Dennis Michael Llrbanski--sixth,
2:2233; Jimmy Lawson--seventh,.
2:28:38: Greg Strevel--eighth,
2:30:40; James Moore--ninth, .
2:33:32 and Jared Complon--tenth,

, Ronald Folsonr and Daniel McLe-od won first place in the
men's cross-cut saw competition.'.

Seniors 'give thanks'

with a special service

The Taylor Senior'Citizens Center will celebrate America's
Thanksgiving this year with a special joint service with Bill Daniels and
Pastor James Calhoun on Wednesday, Nov. 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The Taylor Senior Citizens Center is located at 800 West Ash Street in
Perry (the old Gladys Morse Elementary School).

Other competitors included R.
S ol,4-fT'. Weaver. Kevinm
Har, Mike Cruce, Arthur
Mclntosh, Charlie Hampton,
Bubba-.Waltles, Shane Padgett,


.A4.?^^ ^ ^ ^.. 11. ,, ,.. . .- t*- ** - --
Loader competition winners included, from left, (Gary Brett, chairman), 1st place-Chris
Lloyd; second place--Jody Sellers; third place--Kenny Grambling; fourth place--Robert
Black; and fifth place--Danny Padgett.


B-2 TaCO Times November 16, 2005

2005 Mr. and Mrs. Tourist

thank community, festival

Dear Editor:
Mr. and Mrs. Tourist 2005 send'
thanks. Where do we start? First,
we thank our Lord for making this
wonderful event'happen in our
Thank you Sandy Beach
Manning for interrupting our
fishing trip to ask us to be Mr. and
Mrs. Tourist. To Donna and
everyone at the Chamber of,
Commerce, and the many people
on the King Tree Parade
committee, thank you for making
us feel like royalty. To Deputy
Mark Hershberger for arresting us
and giving us a police escort to
receive the key to the city from
Mayor Emily Ketring.
Thank you downtown
merchants: Johnson's Bakery, The
Fair Store, Perry Theater,
Heavenly Floors, New

Dimensions, His, Hers and Ours
Salon, Rebecca's, Jeanette's,
Debbie's Jewels, Joyce's Main
.Street Cafe, Zeigler's Florist,
Rosehead Junction, Tonya
Holton/Mary Kay and Southern
Oaks/KOA Campground for the
generous donations and gift
certificates you gave to us.
. Thank you Sea Hag Marina for a
beautiful and relaxing boat ride on
the Steinhatchee River. We have
never eaten so many delicious
meals in our lives thanks to
Fiddler's, Pouncey's, Huddle
House, Goodman's BBQ, Sister's
Tea Room, the Elks Lodge, Cliff
Walter's famous BBQ sponsored,
by the Historical Society,
AMVETS Post 20 and the Ladies'
Auxiliary, and to those who
prepared.the World's Largest Free,
Fish Fry.

To the Florida Forest Festival
committee, we don't know what the
other 49 festivals were like, but we
assure you this one was fantastic
and can't wait until next year.
Thank you Perry'Woman's Club
and the Perry/Taylor County,
Chamber of Commerce for the'
beautiful receptions given in our
honor. Thank you, Charles Sadler
for that delightful article you wrote
about us in the newspaper. One of
the most rewarding things is that
we became friends with a
wonderful couple who signed up to
be our host and hostess for every
event. And last, but not least, thank
yo6 Perry residents--your waves
,and comments along our parade
route were so rewarding and you
made, us feel as though we had
known you forever.
Mark and Sonja Sedberry

Phone call about bill really a scam?

Dear Editor:.
I'm writing to make your readers.
aware of the current credit card
scam in'our area: This morning, I
received a telephone call from a
company, purportedly in North
Carolina. informing me that the
local telephone company had
contracted with them to collect my
past due bill.
Knowing this .could not be

correct, I told the caller I'd have to
contact the phone.company as my-
first impulse was that the phone
company had made a mistake. A
call to them could shed no light on
the matter.
Then it hit me; this was a scam.
So I called'back to the 800 number
they'd left and asked for more
details. I was given a figure that. I
owed and when I asked where I

should send payment, I was told
that I could take care of it by
phone, via my credit card, and
avoid collection costs. This service
was offered "as a courtesy."
Because of articles I'd read in
newspapers over the years, I
recognized this tactic as a scam and
have reported the matter to the
Sheriffs Office.
Alice Farrell

Letters to the Editor

'Founders established republic, not democracy'

Midweek Muddle

Dear Editor:
I must thank those who are
demanding "their right to vote" on
the decision to locate a power plan ,.
here. Their 'demands have caused
me to recall Ms.' Socinski's'
teachings in my high school ,
freshman civics class and do a little
research to refresh my memory.
My conclusions: no one has been
denied "their right t vo te."
At the close of the Constitutional
Convention in Philadelphia in
1787, Benjamini Franklin walked,
outside and seated himself on a
public bench. ,A woman
approached him .and inquired,
"Well, Dr. Franklin, what have you
done for us?" Franklin .quickly

responded, "My dear lady, we have
'given you a republic--if you can
keep it"
Folks today. ,sem ,o con e he
difference betmeen- a,-- democracy
and a republic. Our founders had
an opportunity .to establish a
democracy and they chose not to.
In. fact, they made it clear that.we
were not, and were never to
become a democracy.
A pure democracy operates by
direct majority otie of the people.
When an issue is'to be decided, the
entire population votes on it and
the majority wins and rules. (So
Much for the rights of minorities).
A republic differs in that the
general population elects

representatives N ho then pass laws.
to govern. A democracy is the rule
by majority emotions. A republic is
rule by law.
S Tallahassee Democrat writee~
Gerald Enslev put it very well in a
recent column titled "Coal Plant
Not an Issue We Should Decide":
"I don't know how I'll vote on the
.proposed coal plant. But I am:
convinced of two things.
"One is that it's a no-win
situation. And two, we shouldn't be-
voting on it.. .
"The coal plant issue should
have been decided by the
Tallahassee City Commission--
-; Please see page 3

'Healthcare costs far exceed energy savings'

,Dear Editor: .
There is a definite link between
pollution from coal plants and
serious health problems ,including
cancer, .asthma and other lung
diseases. Facts aside, it appears
that cheaper fuel costs are more
-important. In my experience.

healthcare costs including
insurance, missed school and work
days, doctor and hospital care and
.personal misery far exceed all the
energy cost, savings that might
result from the use of coal.
; Taylor'. County implemented
asthma-education programs in its.

Officer praised for professionalism

Dear Editor:
I would like to take this time to
express m\ gratitude for the kind
way officer Dwight Norris of the
Perry Police Department informed
me of my granddaughter's death.


His professionalism and caring.
nature were a blessing to.me. Our
community is 'a better' place
because of people like Mr. Norris.
Ruth Flowers

im es

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elementary schools not long ago.
Taylor County officials should
interview doctors, school nurses
\ and other health-care workers in
Sthe county. .
Some may be willing. to reveal
that : these, asthma-education
classes, designed for eight to ten
students .in third through fifth
grades, had more than 50 children
enrolled in one school. That was
before consideration of: a coal
The proposed coal plant might
be cleaner, but it is not clean. The
pollution the Taylbr County plant.
will emit is added to all the other
dirty coal plants in this state, in
Alabama and' in Georgia. Try
fencing out air pollution. JEA's SI.
Johns River coal plant alone
emitted more than 10 million tons
of carbon dioxide a year and JEA
adamantly opposes any controls on
carbon and does not measure
mercury emissions.
Taylor County residents should
be allowed to vote on their own
coal plant referendum.
Charlene A. Walker

Writer pleads

for belongings
Dear Editor:
To. the people of our community,
my family was thrown out of our,
apartment located at '406-A
Piuckett Rd. on Friday and I am
pleading with the hearts of all who
took my things from-the.side of the
road, baby items that cannot be
,replaced and other things.
If those who took my belongings
would return them, there willbe no
questions asked and no ill feelings.
Please contact Karen Nicolas at
843-7108 or leave a message at
In God's loving embrace,
Karen Nicolas

Me The Longsuffering Ladies

I walk by this pew, of ladies most entertain him until he was released to
Sunday in the year, often turning to learn and play with others his age in the
speak or wave. fellowship hall next door.
But this week, I decided to sit a spell. "When he gets married, I want all of
"I miss all of you," said I to the ladies, you seated on the front, row with the
who once sat on the third row from the grandmothers," I told them, one and all.
front, and now sit on the second row They laughed and smiled with me for a
from the back. Regardless of where you good seven years.
find them, they.are allays gracious and, Sunday, I reiterated that request.
Skincd "You've got to hold on for another 15
Immediately,, as the conversation years or so, because I need you on the
began, I felt as if we were in downtown front row when he gets married," I
Perry again-on the second and third reminded.
rows of the. church when it sat on the They had not forgotten.
corner of Main and Quincy streets. Now "We'll be there," was their promise.
Beggs Funeral Home 'occupies the I left their' pew and walked to the
building, but for nearly 100 years, second one from the front (old habits
SPresbyterians were there. die hard), but my thoughts remained in
A-nd for 20 of those 100, my family that downtown church where people we
has been in their presence. know (only casually) become extended
Initially it was a compromise of sorts, family.
between my Baptist upbringing and his And suddenly I found myself
Methodist history. Coupled with the transported, to another old building,
weekday visits of then Pastor Lane the. Eckerds: store when it was next to
Alderman (who was a journalist by the old Winn-Dixie. In that building now
academic degree and a .,sports occupied by Beall's, Eckerds' back wall
aficionado), we were taken by this small was a tall counter separating the public
group which met in a pristine white from the pharmacist, as if he had high
building meant for a Veriont priest status or something.
countryside. I, can remember leaning against the
So we went to First Presbyterian lower portion of that counter, withthe
Church and the members irinmediately toddler boy sitting upon it, as I awaited
gave us a pew. I was great with child my pediatrician's prescription for Tri-
upon our arrival, so we began sitting Vi-Flor drops.
toward the front' of the church, That's when one of the church ladies,
watching the children as they came from the second row from the front,
.down each week for a word with the walked up to ask him and me, in a kind
minister. and lilting voice, "Is he sick?"
Then it became. imperative thatwe "No," I said happily. "We're just
continue sitting near the front as our getting vitamins."
own daughter toddled toward the "Vitamins?" she .repeated as a
pastor during that holy hour, while we' question, almost stunned. "Why, Susan,
-held our breath and hoped she didn't he doesn't need vitamins."
hamper the holiness. It took me aback; I hardly knew what
What we should have done was rested, to say. Of course, it didn't appear that
because seven years later, when the soh he needed vitamins, and perhaps I
arrived, we had some serious prayer should have taken those drops instead,
and preparation to accomplish. but I was following doctor's orders.
Immediately behind us, in this .We always had a good laugh and that
sanctuary, were the longsuffering ladies day was no exception.
who had witnessed the raising of our As the boy and I were leaving, I heard
first child, and were now in a Red Rover our friend from church ask the
line for the second one. pharmacist with all sweetness and
On Sunday when he escaped by sincerity, "I want whatever vitamins he
crawling from underneath our pew takes; I'm willing to pay whatever you
toward the front door, they would ask."
capture him with their high heels and I don' muchcare who sits on theright
pocketbooks, .and turn him around. hand or the let, u its m rall rglad
When he stood up in the pew and hand or the left, but Im realy gfm
turned around to talk at inappropriate these ladies sat on the third row from
times, they would whisper politely back the front.
to him, pat his little hands, and And played defense.

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Letters to the Editor

'Enough is enough!' on power plant issue

Dear Editor. .
Enough is enough! I have heard'
some say we are being denied our
rights' by not having the
opportunity to vote on the power
plant issue and ecery other issue
that has come before the county
commission Our constitution
provides us the right to 'ote on
our elected officials, that iS your
right. The option to vote; on
inddi dual referendums is a
privilege not ,a right. I would be
-isappoinitd if m, commissioner
allowed everything to go, to.,a
-public referendum. That is not
-\h\ I voted for himher. I \oled
. for him/her to represent me and
- that is \ hat he.'she is paid to do.
\W are fortunate to live in a.
country as great as this.. Otly iin

America can we elect officials to
make decisions and then demand a
referendum because we don't like
the decisions they made.
Remember how our government is
supposed to work. you elect
someone that you think is a good
person for the job. If you don't
like the job performance of that
person then you elect someone
else next time or even run for
office yourself. From the number
of self-proclaimed experts dn every
topic that comes before our elected
officials '%e should hae quite an
election next time. I dof't' know
what is the right way to go. Do
we need a power plant? I don't
know but I do know life is better
with electricity. I just would like
:to ,see this community stand

behind our elected officials and
support the community. Yes I am
sure the naysavers have good
intentions and I am sure they,
really are committed; Did you
kno. more people are killed from

not wearing their seatbelts than by
coal-every year, why don't we hear
a lot about that?

Bruce Simmons

'Mountaineer' checks in

Dear Editor:
Mr. Bissell, th
Gibson. the
mountaineer ii Wes
you.refer to in your
to the Editor. The s
you made in your r
Florida were gross
want to invite you
W.Va. so that yol

'Let our leaders be lead

Continued from page 2
AKIA 'those spineless buzzards'
who punted the issue to the
'e are a representative
government We pledge allegiance
to 'the republic for which it
stands We are not a democracy
like ancient Greece, where the
masses gathered in the stadium to
gi\e their thumbs-up. thumbs
down on political decisions._
'As our Founding Fathers
\wscl\ dilined. the masses have
one duty: Vote for their leaders
and then get the heck out of the
"That's what we ought to be
doing now.
"If you \ote for coal, you will
be reviled as an SLiV-driving, AC-
wasting. consumer pig. who
doesn't care about the health of the
planet. But of course, you can be a
concerned en' ironmentalist and
still recognize electric power is
vital to modern society and we
'have to di\ersif\ our sources of
energy to meet our power needs.
S"If you vote against coal. you
will be reviled as a hybnd-driving.

, granola-eating leftover hippie who
hypocritically wants to run his
computer. light his house and'
sleep in air conditioning while
pretending he doesn't know where
electric power comes from. But of
course, you can use energy ahid',
still recognize we've got to reduce
pollution, carbon emissions and
gldbal warming.
"If you vote for coal, you will
help Tallahassee diversify its
energy portfolio--but you may
contribute to health problems for
}ou and your neighbors.
"If you vote against coal, you
will protect the air and encourage
development of cleaner energy
sources while tour utility bills
may skyrocket and our electric
pow er supply declines.
"It's an everybody-loses-in-
some-fashion vote.
"That's wh\ it should not be on
the backs of the masses to decide.
...'lt should be on the backs of
those five people we elected to the
city commission with the
understanding that. they would
spend the time to investigate
complex issues, weigh
challenging pros and cons and
make the best decisions possible

How much $ do they make?

Continued from page 1

seven, four will go onto college or
The other six. he said, could
benefit from CTE.
Lockenbach then offered some
surprising data on the job earnings
of those with various degrees.
Those who only had a high
school diploma have average
annual earnings of $17,388,
according to an estimate based on
full-time/full-quarter earnings in
'October to December 2004.

Those with a district post-
secondary adult vocational (PSAV)
certificate earned $28,288; those
with a community college PSAV
earned $35,020; and those will a
community college associate's
degree in science degree earned
Those with a bachelor's degree,
however, had average annual
earnings of $33,920.
Lockenbach called the data
surprising, but 'at the same time,
he said he did not want to
'diminish the value of a 'bachelor's

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:on our behalf. The
they could make to
is why those people
leaders. Be leaders!
"The rest of us
flailing around, sw
new article, listen
who don't know an\
do and heatedly arg
and economic fact
comprehend. Then
vote with a mixi
knowledge, emot
loyalty to 'our pe
against poll
conservatives for pli
,"Somebody ot
screaming right nov
the fate of 1
involvement in a cc
decided by just five
everyone to have a s
"Not me. I'd rath
by five people wh
researched the is
trampled by 50,00
don't know what t
"Fishermen in Fr
still reeling from a
constitutional net b
i mean. Anybody m
an endlessly arg
committee knows w
"Too many coc
soup and leave yo
responsible for fixing
you get burned.
"Coal is not an is
It's an issue for elect
Rick Breer, Exe
of Economic

example of the nearly 500,000
lis is Larry acres that have been destroyed
distraught here. Then I'd 'like wou to show.
st Virginia that nie the reclamation you say has
Oct. 26 Letter been done around here. You are
statements that speaking about something that
recent letter in you have no personal knowledge
ly mistaken. I about.
to my land in You don't seem to know about
u can see an the destruction ofland, destruction
of homes, destruction of water,
destruction of lives in the
er coalfields, and most of 'all the
S *destruction of families; the
,ie. intimidation that they live in, the
Division that they are put through
:ir confidence when the companies pit one
)ugh decisions, family member against another.
Wanted to be Spend a week with me, and let me
take you around the coalfields to
are out here show you the destruction; to see .
'ayed by each how little land has been reclaimed,'
ing to friends how few homes have been saved,
More than we how many streams have been
;uing scientific buried, how many wells run dry,
ors we barely and how no lives have been
we're going to restored.
ture of half- When you come to W.Va.
ion and gut would you,mind bringing back
ople': liberals with you the 140,000 people gone
ition and from Cabin Creek Hollow where
entiful energy. I'm from; bring 16 schools back
ut there is to my hollow; bring 25.000
w: I don't want mining jobs back to my hollow;
rallahassee's bring 150,000 miners' jobs back
oal plant to be to the state. 'In 1961 there were
people! [want 260,000 miners in the United
;ay. Mine Workers nationwide, and
er be wronged now there are less than 30,000.
io have really Now there are only 500 jobs in
sue than get my hollow and only 12.000
0 people who miners in my state, and most of
they're talking them are not .even local people.
Now try to convince me about
anklin County, bow good mountaintop removal
voter-imposed has been for me, like the coal
an, know what companies are constantly trying to
who's been 'on do. .. .. ;
uing citizens When I talk about my family
rhat I mean. cemetery, surrounded by
oks spoil the mountaintop removal, there are
u with no one 300 people buried there. They are
ig things when not resting in peace with
mountaintop removal threatening
issue for voters, them every day, One of the
:ed leaders." headstones, Mr. Bissell, says
;cutive Director "Earth has no sorrow that heaven
c Development 7 Please see page 6

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Juan Rodrigues, Pastor
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One (1) vacancy on the Board of Directors
will occur on December 31, 2005.
The Board of Directors is now
Accepting applications to fill this vacancy.

The applicants nmust be 18 years old or older
The applicant should:
Be a resident of Taylor County
Be willing to spend up to 8 hours per
month for meetings and workshops
Be willing to attend all board meetings
Be willing to attend two weekend
strategic planning sessions per year

Applications may be obtained at the Clerk of Courts
Office in the Taylor County Courthouse or in the
administrative office at Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(333 N. Byron Butler Pkwy.). Completed
applications must be returned to the Clerk's Office
or the hospital by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2005.

No applications or requests will be accepted
after that time.
Your completed application should be delivered to the Clerk of
Court or DMH Administration by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2005.
All applications must be submitted in writing.

Sixth'graders who collected the most money during a recent
fund-raising drive for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
were, left to right: Wil Tuten, Shelby Hunsucker and Macy

In Math-A-Thon

Class raises $300

In September. sixth grade
students at Taylor County Middle
School participated in a
"Math -A -Thon" fund-raiser to
benefit St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital.
Funds raised for the inter-
nationally recognized hospital will
help St. Jude in its ongoing fight

against childhood catastrophic
"Our. goal in doing this fund-
raiser was to help the children of
the world who are stricken with
'diseases like cancer, AIDS and
sickle ,cell anemia." said Kiki
Puhl, sixth grade math teacher.
The class raised more than

Writer asks: Where were they?

Dear Editor:
Where were they? The county
commissioners. The authority of
the county.
On the day of Perry's historic
milestone--the 50th anniversary
parade--I watched as float after
float, bands and clowns paraded
down the street and enjoyed every
minute of it. It was a wonderful
parade until the county
commissioners' float came by.
Empty seats on a huge flatbed
being drawn by a gas (maybe
diesel) guzzling Iractor. Why?
I think those-empty seats said
volumes of the attitudes of our

elected officials.
If you were on the grandstand
\watching the parade, the least you
could have done was pull the float.
Instead of being comfy. vwh, were
you not pan of the festivities')
It was a wonderful parade.
despite this fact, and the Florida
Festival Committee is to be
commended for a wonderful job for
the entire week. I know it is hard
work and takes a deep
commitment to have something of
this scale be so successful. My hat
is off to \ou.
Carole Taitr

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Clark brand Sandals,'like new-$10 per
pair. Call 584-7747
NEW QUEEN mattress and base. Never
used, in unopened plastic. Must sell,
For Sale: dehumidifier, 1 pedal sewing
machine, 1 Elec. Sewing machine, 1
recliner, 2 glider chair w/footrest, 1 dining
room table, 1 PA system, 1 exercise
machine, 1 tread mill, 1 sit quilting frame.
call 584-2184.

Fresh-Picked, blanched, flash frozen, shelled zippers,
butter beans, black eyes, white acres, ford hooks, cream
.corn, okra, green beans, broccoli, mustards & collards '
Free delivery every Saturday with 3 or more bushels

Perry KOA

Gift Shop
Great Christnas Gifts

10% off
Only Friday
after Thanksgiving
3641 Hwy. 19 South
Monday through Friday 9 am -6::30 pm.
Starting October 28 in front of Badcocks at
1000 South Jefferson. Avon, Dollar items,
Opening Special through November 200/o
off gift boxes (layaway available)

Yard Sale 1/2 mile on Potts Still Rd, Off
Puckett Rd. Saturday Nov. 19. Roof
luggage carrier, kids clothes, toys, kids
movies and more!
Yard Sale Saturday Nov. 19 401 Plantation
Rd. Prom dresses, designer purse, and
many more grea tlrings' 8.noon.
moving- 'Hous3hoIjd Iems.darlmork,
collectibles, antiques, jewelry, pottery,
china, frames etc 412 Glennridge Rd. off
Planiation near Old OC.ie Hwy. Friday
Nov 4, Salurda ov 5 and the next three'
weekends after 9 a.m.
11/2-11/18 .


FIRST TIME Home buyers, if you have
enough money for a deposit on an
apartment iYou a:n probably own your own
home Cal 850-576-2105

left. Must go! Save $$$$$$ Call today!
Mobile homie lor rrI 1501)0 mth off Foley
. Cut off Rd. 1st & last month'rent plus
ulilities 584-5612 : ..
NEW HOME-1370 Sq. Ft. 4 bedroom, 2
bath for under $475/month payments.
University Homes-850-576-2106
'5 BEDROOM! 3 Baths plenty of room. Buy.
for under $550 a month. 850-576-2105
1 1/4tfnUH

Wanted.dead or alive;,Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Will buy,.sell & trade 4x4 &
truck'parts. S*M*A*S*H Towing. 386-688-

*Free Haircuts, color, or acrylic nails*
25 Local Makeover models needed, Call,
Mirror Images Hair & Nail Salon loday for a
consultation appointment. 584-2445 ask,
for Jenniferl

For sale Oak Fire Wood! 584-4374 ask for
For Sale Couch and love seat #100. HP
Computer $50; call 584-6567.
Queern mattress set, double pillow top.
New in plastic with warranty. $150. 850-
1 1/4tfnGCN ,

cherry table with 6 chairs and lighted china
cabinet. $3K retail, sell for $999. 850-425-:
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. (85:ii 58-1-7773.

6 Pc. full/queen bedroom set. New in.
boxes, sacrifice $550. 850-222-7783

New learner 'cta 3r, j love ~-a 1.$750 can'
deliver. 850-2.22ii113
NEW BEDROOM SET Beautiful cherry
Louis Philippe 8-piece wood- King sleigh
bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands
Sug. List $4600, sell $1650. 850-545-7112
CHERRY SLEIGH'BED-$250. Brand new,
solid wood. 850-222-9879
11/4tfnGCN ,
For Sale: Baldwin/Hamilton uipright Piano
Excellent condition. $1500 Phone 584-
MATTRESS SET- New full set with factory,
warranty, $99, call 8502222-7783

Beagle puppy for saie c all 584-4374 Asr
for Bo.


3/2 BR, BA, framed house, CHA, 15;57.
acres, mostly cleared with 1/2 acre pond,
stocked with catfish & bream, 294 Roberts
Aman Rd., Perry, Fl., call 584-6953 for
more information.

Keaion BeacrhBeauliuli 5 acres for sale,
wooded Iract 1 mile irom boat r31mip,'high
and dry, pavement, water, power, phone
access and lenced, $125,,00 00, call,
584-492-1-leave message.

SLand for sale, located on Hwy 221 between'
SShiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1
acre lots.with paved roads. Owner.
financing available. Please call (386) 658-
1346 or (850) 584-7466 Badcock's.

Homeowner has a private bedroom with
private bath and private entrance, linens
furnished. iQuiet neighborhood. $100 wk,
$150 deposit. 584-2500

For Rent: small furnished sleeping room
for rent. Available Nov. 2. $90 per week,
$150 deposit, phone available.' 838-1524
(pin #77)
Taking applications for 2 B/R mobile home
Central Heat/AC, total electric. Located in
small clean quiet park 2 miles down'
Beach Rd. Water, Sewer, Lawn Care and
Garbage included. $350.00 per month,'
'plus $350 deposit. Some restrictions
apply. 584-3889
SWoodridge Apartments!!
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
For Rent: Small apartment with no
cooking facilities (only microwave .and
small refrigerator), 1 private' bath, living
room with bed. 584-8045.
SSouthern Villas of Perry!!
New Management!!
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.
3 bedroom 1 .bath house, close to
downtown section 8 okay,, new carpet and'
paint. With carport. Great location! Call 1;
MMobile hor .-for r-ent 5 1'nirl rFt'Bh ey
Cut off Rd. 1st &.last month rent plus
Utilities. 584-5612

Pari8ime 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 arid fingerprinting will
b be required. Mail resume including 3
references to first Presbyterian Church;
PO Box 837, Perry, Florida 32348.

Heavy Etqipment Mechanic
Local John Deere Dealership is ioo ing lor
an experienced technician to diagnose,
repair and provide general maintenance lor
construction and fore try equipment
Qualified candidate must havf lull range
of tools, be customer service Oriented. and
require little supervision.
Our company provides a drug-free
environment with competitive pay,
*.=.:cellenl health and dental benefits, and
401(k) .Retirement & Profit Sharing Plan.
Qualified applicants should send resume
to R.R Manager, P.O. Box 3329, Albany,
GA 31706 or email resume to

Roofer &,Roofer helpers wanted Must have
own vehicle & valid DL. Drug free work
place. Carpentry Experience a plus.
Please call 386-294-3914,
11/02tfnAC .

SHair stylist, Nail Technician, and. Lic.
Massage therapist needed for new, high
traffic, downtown salon, First month free
rent! Weekly rented or commission your
Bring your clients and come join us. Call
or drop by Mirror Images Hair & Nail Salon.

Maintenance Supervisor;
Experience in electrical, plumbing,
appliance repair, carpentry, painting,
plaster repair, a/c, sprinkler system,
heating and other general commercial
building maintenance needed.- Prefer
experience health care setting and.
knowledge of regulations, and codes, for'
skilled nursing facilities. Facility almost
nine years old with modern architectural,
design. 60 bed-facility with stable staff and
management. Apply at, or send resume to,
Rich Wisdahl, Lafayette Health Care
Center, 512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066
Aucilla Christian Academy is currently
accepting applications for a bus driver
position. Must have (or be willing to obtain)
a CDL class B with P and S
endorsements. Also, must be a positive,
Christian role model, For more information
or to apply, please contact the school at


Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, DumpTrucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Train in Florida
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement Assistance
Associated Training Services

Drivers Comp & Owner Operator, Top
Earnings! Guaranteed Home time! CDL-A
w/hazemat.' 1-800-362-0159.
FT water/waste water treatment operator,
valid FL C water or waste water treatment
certification required; dual certification
preferred. Will consider trainee with 3+
years' prior training/experience. Good
benefits, great working environment. EOE;
Drug Free Workplace, criminal background
checks required. Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon. through 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:.
ADlLT CLASE MANAGI'R" 215~ R #1187

SALAR '1t: 75 PER HOUR.OR $12.92
'For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
'(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
Human Resources *
2634-J Capital Circle NE., Tallahassee,
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Drug-Free Workplace
Driver-Dedicated Regional
65% Preloaded/Pretarped
Avg.$81 8-$896/week
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd-877-428-5627


Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars



Vendors needed to fill marketplace space
for rent. Call Mrs. Jones at 584-3998.

1979 Ford truck, flip-front. end, good'
condition, Sony CD player $4,000 obo.
GMC Jimmy needs some work $350.
Chevy S-10 needs lots of work or parts.
$150. Call.584-6092, leave message.
1996 Monte Carlo low mileage, AC, power
windows, very good gas mileage, V6
engine. Selling Price $3.,800. Call 843-'
0275 or 584-3677.
'CREDIT UNION s offering for sale a 2001
Ford Ranger 4 cylinder, 5 speed stick:
shift. This truck .will be sold on "as is"
basis and may be inspected at.the Credit
Union Monday through Friday from 8:30
until 4:30 pm.
1994 Chevy Caprice Classic excellent
condition. 1 owner. $4,000. Call 584-4974
1996 Crown Victoria New paint, good
condition. $3,500. 584-8020 or cell 838-




Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, pursuant to the fictitious
name statute, Chapter 20953 or Section
865.09, Florida Statutes, 1941, will register
with the Secretary of State, Corporation
Division, Tallahassee, Florida, upon
receipt of proof of publication of this
Notice the fictitious name, to-wit:
Tanya's Imports
under' which we will engage business.
I/We expect to engage in business in
Perry, Florida and our address is 470
Mlilinor Road
The extent of ownership is Tanya Parker
Notice is hereby given to Yvette
Marshal, 1301 W. Ash St. Perry, Florida
32347, unless'payment is made on Unit
B-22 (Contents: household goods),
contents will be sold on the 23rd day of
November, 2605, at Handy Rentals Self
Storage, 900 Industrial Park Dr., Perry, FL
11/9,11/16 .

Now Hirin

RNNee ~ee

Dieto f usig Fl-im is angrFllTm

Pocket Watches Diamonas
Postcards Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys



METAL i3' Wide

ROOFING, Galvalume
.sa-3' Wide
Full line of 3,.Wide
accessories in stock Painted

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, FI.

Doctors' Memorial Hospital is now hiring for the positions listed below. Our 48-bed acute care
facility offers a competitive salary and benefits package, retirement plan, and flexible scheduling.
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-0661, E-Mail to
dianam@doctorsmemorial.com, or call (850) 584-0866.

Receptionist, Madison, PRN
Emergency Medical Tech, Full-Time
Paramedic, PRN
Environmental Services:
Housekeeper II, Full-Time

Food Services:
Cook/Aide, PRN
Drug Free Workplac

Imaging Services:
Ultrasound Tech, PRN


Physician Billing:
Commercial Billing Clerk, Full-Time


Security Officer, PRN
Equal Opportunity Employer

I S.O -S' M emor *al Ho pt-

~ll!I~4uI~ii I iJ Si I llaImI

Clerk position available at Sea Hag
Marina. Seeking friendly, energetic person
able to multi-task with excellent phone
skills. Apply in person at 322 Riverside Dr.

The Handyman experts, honest work "
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs, Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.

House Cleaning, Honest dependable,
reasonable rates. Call Angie at 578-2573.
A-2-Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737, leave message.
Clay Swindle, L.L.C., All types of
remodeling, docks,- decks, windows, door
framing, add on additions, porches, screen -
enclosures, painting interior & exterior. 18
yrs. exp., licensed & insured. Free
Estimate, call 850-223-1780,or 843-1941, .
leave message. Commercial &
:es dent ial
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available;
Licensed & Insured. Call John (Sesock),
(850)584-2027 or (850)591-8301.
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates, We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280..
Firewood for sale,



CREDIT UNION is offering for sale a 2004
Chevrolet Silverado LS 1500 series with
extended cab, V8 with power locks and
windows, am/fm stereo with CD player,

rear window defogger, towing package,
keyless entry, ISRV mirror with compass & ,
temperature, mileage 38,378. This truck
will be sold on "as is" basis and may be
inspected at the Credit Union through
Friday from 8:30 amuntil 4:30 pm.

1999 Geo Prizm 77,000 miles, 30+ mpg,
new tires,.automatic transmission, power
steering, air conditioning, auto door locks,
good mechanical condition (see' Joe
Tharpe @ Thomas Chevrolet) Asking
price $3,200 phone 584-6445, 578-2626,

CREDIT UNION is offering for sale a 2001.
Toyota Camry 4 door sedan LE with power
windows and door locks and theft recovery
system. This car will be sold on "as is"
basis and may be inspected at the Credit
Union Monday through Friday from 8:30-
CREDIT UNION is offering for sale a 2002
Ford super crew cab Lariat 4 wheel drive
truck with extended cab, V8, engine,
leather and power seats, towing package,
bed liner, keyless entry, mileage 57,863.
This truck will be sold on "as is" basis
and may be inspected at the Credit Union
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m.

Grocery Auction this Saturday 6 p.m. 3
miles south of Cross City on Hwy. 19 at
old Drive In. Can goods, meat, cheese and
general merchandise and more T.G.A.S.
AB#2011 AU#2548 Next Sale 12/03.
Auction every Saturday, 6 p.m., 3 miles
south of Cross City on Hwy. 19-at Old
Drive In. Now taking consignments for
future auctions. We do estate sales,
-liquidatCon and ban rupicies A242,4,
'AU#2J-18. Third Genrafri.'`Adctr66n
Service. 850-584-8714.

'78 Winnebago Camper- Clean, sleeps 6.
Many extra's, including double batteries,
generator, microwave and TV. Runs great,
seldom used. 584-5958.
Winchlester 94 30/30 riffle new in box.
$300. 727-785-3383(day) or 727-785-

FOR SALE: 25 FT. Century Boat. $5,500.
27 Ft. Class A Motor home Ga. Bay
excellent for campsite $2,100. Call 584-
8020 or cell 838-6158.


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HOME &.rmwy-Tt

The Taylor County -Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed
proposals for the Geotechnical
Investigation of Old Dixie Highway
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required products or
services must submit nine (9) packages
in a sealed envelope or similar
package marked "Sealed Prooosal for.
Geotechnicol Investigation of Old Dixie
Highway to the Clerk of Court, tst Floor
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson Street.
;'Suite 102, or P.O. Box 620. Perry, Florida
32348, to arrive no later than 4:00 P.M..
local time, on November 29 2005 All
proposals MUST have the respondent's
name and mailing address clearly
shown on the outside of the envelope
or package when submitted. Proposals
will be opened and respondents
announced at 6:30 PM. local time, or as
soon thereafter as practical, on
November 29. 2005, in Taylor County
Administrative Complex, 201 East Green
Street, Perry, Florida 32347.
RFP information can be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102,
Perry, Florida 32348, (850)838-3506, or
downloaded from www.tcfl-
libinfo com/b(ds htm
The County reserves the right, in its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
all Proposals, to cancel or .withdraw this
solicitation at any time and waive any
irregulartles in the RFP process. The
County reserves the right, to award any
contract to the respondent which it
deems to offer the best overall service;
therefore, the.County is not bound to
award any contracts) based on the
lowest quoted price. The County, in its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to waive any minor
defects in theprocess and,to accept
the proposal deemed to be in the
County's best interest. The County, in its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to assign a local
business preference In an amount of
five (5) percent of the proposal price
pursuant to Taylor-County ordinance No.
2003-12.'No faxed proposals, will be
Additional :nl.:.imaiorn may be
obtained from: .
rarior Couni. EnairAerinng Dec.anmrnr.r
201 East Grenn Sireet
Perry F 32 34
(8501838 3500
SCMMISSIONERS. Taylor County, Florida
11/16.1 1/23

Ihe T.olor ..:rnl, rb ool .,jl County
ComminssionEii I; ',iiciinag sealed
staremenrt cl qualricar.on; lor the sales,
installation, service and:training for a
CML ECS-1000 and necessary
equipment/software to equip a backup
PSAP for the Taylor County 911 system.
Qualified firms or Individuals desiring to
provide the, required services must
submit nine f9a packages in a sealed
en-.eiooe cr similar o.:lkage marked
Sealesa RFP for la,Ic. r Countyv 11
Selectiae r ule I-:, ir.. .:eC 'k 1 : '., .;i.
1st Floor Courthouse, 108 ij-.rrh jelrero.:.n
Street, Suite 102, or P.O.Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348, r oi're no larer'thanri 4
Mt. loc-al -1re. Cor i2/13/201J5 All RFP's
MLUL nave me reoponaenr s name and.
mailing aaaress clear jori,.n on the
outside of .the envelope or package
when submitted. RFP's will' be opened
and respondents announced at 6:1'0
M local, time, or as soon as thereafter
as practical, on 12/12/2005, In the Taylor
County Administrative Complex, Old
Post Office, 201 East Green Street, Perry,
FLorida 32347.
RFP infoimaorlon [dAUi e oa.nriea ri...m
the Clerk of Courn sr FI.:..o Counnl.:.ue.
108 Norn Jefferson Sireet Suie 102 or
P Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348,i
The County reserves the right, in'.r: .oie
Sand absolute discretion, to reject any or
all RFP's, to cancel or withdraw this bid
solicitation ar any rime and waive any,~
,rregulartres in the RFP process. .The
County reserves he nighl ro award any
contract to me esponaenr which it"
deems to offer the best overall service;
therefore, In its sole and absolute
discretion, also reserves the lghr ro
waive any minor defects in inie Doces,
and ro accept me oDd deemed i, DPe
In me County s es' interest Tne Counr.
in Irs sole ana ac'scluie dalcrerion alio'
reserve re r.gnr ro assign a local
business preference In or, amount of
f" ive (5) percent of me Dla price rNo
faxea RFP s will be accepted
SAadltional Information may Ce obtained
SKen Dalton'011 Coordinator
' 10 N Jelfeison St
Eerrv FL 32347

(8501584-2429 ext 219
County. FIoriaa

CASE NO. 05-288-CA
STHE ilrJ:rl.:...' In SPOUSE OF DONNA B.
P Defendant(s).
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled
cause, In the Circuit Court of taylor
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Taylor County, Florida,
.described as:
1 1 0 4 1 l i H I( ], ,;i, O ,I i E i "
*!PERR FL..i-, A2Q7 '
at public sale,-to .the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the V.'e- ,oi .3.:i i r1e
Taylor County Courtl-.u'e. 1068 r.
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347, at
11:00 A.M., on the 13th day of
December, 2005.
Clerk of Circuit Court
November 9, 2005
By: Marfi Lavale
Deputy Clerk .
This instrument Prepared By;
Lavi'Offices of Darniel C C':,r..uja. a
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Anoir...&; li., Flalrlill

HCLi ana PIC'HIE D H,"'Li ir.e holder of
Itre fl lic...ing cei ini-oiae ra- filld said
certificate for a tax deed to be Issued
thereon. The certificate number and
,,e.. ;.iLuance. irie Loe-_iipii.:.rn or the
i pr-.p V .rj-r L rarre.in .ri:rj IL-O:'.
ao:ses:ed r '3 re ro3I110 *-.
Cernilicoaie Tl.-' iJ 2 ear c-I I:uance
2013 -
'Description of Property Parcel No.
.EASi 5S FEE i o FOIril OF 3EGirJrjrlHG
Name In which assessed JAMES .
HODGEC ETAI4E ETiL Said property
be.ng in the Cc.uytv or Taylor; State of
Fic.riao Unless sucn certificate shall be
redeemeod acoiding to law, the
o pi.penl aescribea is sucn cenllicate
Ssall De sold t.: l he n gnes5 Diader at the
Courthouse door on the 12th day of
December, 2005 ol 11 00 o clock a.m.
Dated mis 71h day ol November, 2005.
-rnime r.loe Murphy
Clerki cr Court '
STaylor County,Florida


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to the
Taco Times &
Perry News-Herald

Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
Sme Pturchiased from Pres.kge Homes
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B-5 The Taco Times November 16, 2005

Letters to the Editor

'No such thing as cheap, clean coal'

Dear Editor,
The opinion of Perry Bissell
published in the Oct. 26 issue of
the Taco Times demonstrates
the coal industry's intentional
misleading of the citizens of
Taylor County.
He attacks Jeff Barrie's film
"Kilowatt Ours" as biased and one-
sided, yet fails to mention that the
film includes interviews with
industry representatives. He does
not mention the bulk of Barrie's
film, which offers practical ways
to reduce energy consumption, and
thereby save money, while
maintaining a modern standard of
living. Bissell completely ignores
the detrimental health
consequences imposed by the coal
industry upon all Americans, from
extraction to burning and disposal.
.,Most disturbing, though, is
Bissell's blatant
* mischaracterization of
mountaintop removal mining.
While this method does account
for only five percent of U.S.
production, the devastation grows
daily. Here in West Virginia, well
over 600 square miles of
productive hardwood forests and
Their true value have been lost
Bissell's very impressive catalog
of beneficial post-mining
condition and uses simply do not
exist. None of the land is restored
to its original condition. Instead,
it is thinly covered with sandy
topsoil substitute" and planted
with inon-native grass and a few
'spindl. pines. Streams and
\,alleys are filled with unstable,
Seroding rubble. During and.after
the mining process, the clear-cut,
blasted and scraped land sheds rain
'rather than absorbing it.
contributing to deadly floods that
:.have made West Virginia a leading
Recipient of FENIA aid--your tax
Less than five percent of this
land has had any development, and
that usually nothing contributing
Sto economic growth. From 15 to
25 percent of the Coal River
Valley, for instance, has already
been rendered barren. That number
will grow to 75 percent if Bissell
and the coal industry have their
Bissell would have your readers
believe that only a "distraught
local man who has been feuding
with a coal company apparently
because his family cemetery is
located near the mine site" has a
problem with mountaintop
removal. Bissell's slick use of
loaded language is designed to
dehumanize Appalachian residents
as ignorant, violent hillbillies, a
scheme the coal industry has
employed for a century. I know
the. distraught local man. His
family cemetery and land, in his

family for two hundred years, are
now surrounded by mountaintop
removal. Where he once looked
hundreds of feet up to see a
mountain, he now looks hundreds
of feet down to see a plain. With
several daily blasts going off
around him, with his dogs killed
and his cabin burned by thugs, he
has good reason to be distraught.
His is only one of many stories of
abuse. In a state where coal
barons detonate three million
pounds of explosives daily in the

mountaintop removal process, all
of us who care are distraught.
The intelligent reader will
examine motives before reaching a
conclusion in this issue. Will
you believe Jeff Barrie, who has
made a film showing a few of the
hazards of coal and practical ways
to preserve the environment our
children and grandchildren must
live in? Will you believe the
local people who are fighting for
their lives, families, and
communities, with nothing to

gain? Or will you believe Perry
Bissell, whose industry makes
billions at the expense of your
children's health?
Say "no" to new coal plants and
their known hazards. Say "yes" to
renewable energy sources like
wind and solar. Coal is only low-
cost to its producers: the citizens
pay the price, from mining to
burning. There is no such thing
as clean coal or cheap coal.
Vernon Haltom
Naoma, West Virginia

'Gentlemen hunters' needed

Dear Editor:
Well fellow hunters, archery
season and muzzleloader season
have come and gone. I can see that
some of us had some success,
judging from the deer and hog
carcasses that are showing up on
our roadsides.

Now folks, there's a right way
and a wrong way to dispose of the
carcass of your game.animal once
you've taken the meat you want
off it. The right way.is to bury it
or get it back into the woods
Where you found it. Nature will
take care of it from there. The
wrong way is to throw it on the
side of a public road where every

one has to look at it, not to
mention the scavengers it attracts
and causes a traffic hazard.
Also, what's up with riddling
road signs with bullets? There's no
honor or challenge involved in
shooting road signs. Not only
does it cost taxpayers' money, but
consider what's behind that sign.
Case in point, the stop sign where
the Golf Course Road intersects
with Puckett Road. There's a
church directly behind that sign!
Have some respect!

As you may know, there are
rich and powerful groups actively
trying every day to completely
eliminate all hunting and our

slovenly ways are just what they
need to get support.
There are three types of people,
those of us who love to hunt,
those who are strictly against it
,and those who have no opinion.
Right now, we hunters have
sufficient numbers to defend our
Sport, but we're losing ground
everyday. If those who are
undecided were to go the way of
the anti-hunters, we would be way
So have a care and clean up our
image by acting like gentlemen.
Put your carcasses out of sight and
stop shooting those road signs.
Jerry Snipes

Citizen resents chairman's comments

Dear Editor:
This letter is directed to Mr.
Daryll Gunter, chairman of the
Taylor County Board of
Dear Mr. Gunter:
I am high\ offended by your
comments that were published in
the Taco Times newspaper on
Nov, 9, 2005. Is this the kind of
ill treatment new residents should
expect from the Taylor County
Board of Commissioners?
SIs this the kind of behavior
Taylor County taxpayers should
expect from the chairman of fhe
board? Is name calling part of the
rules you followfThis is behat .ior
un-becoming of an elected official!
I waited very patiently for over,
three hours at the commissioners
meeting for the opportunity to
address the board regarding my
very valid and personal concerns'
involving the coal-burning power
plant and my property value.
I stood before the board as a
very concerned mother and tax-
paying citizen, not a rule-breaking
victim as you clearly stated in the
And while we are on the subject
of rule-breaking, wasn't it you,
Mr. Gunter. iwho announced while

Mother challenges

bus safety practices

Dear Editor:
S I am writing,, this, letter in
regards to the letter that was sent
,home to all parents of children
attending school in Perry. The
letter stated if you as a parent need
Sto make changes in. where your
child goes in the afternoon that.
you need to make the change by
1:15 because if done later than that
Time, the school could not
guaranteet.hat your child would be
put on the right bus or sent to the
Right place.
This letter was sent out from ,
-the school board because in less
than one week Perry Primary and
Head Start sent three: of my
children on three different
occasions-to the wrong place. My
son was sent home for over an
hour before we found him. He is
five years old, has asthma and
ADD. Right now, he has to take
extra medication because of having
to sit out in the heat that day
because Perry Primary was
careless when it ucame- to them
putting my child on the right bus.
I spoke with the principal of
Perry Primary, who did nothing
about this, so then I went to the
superintendent's office and he did
nothing as well. The next mess up
was only three days later when
again Perry Primary should have
sent my daughter to Everetts
Trailer'Park, they sent her to
Athena where she would have been
with no adults, but thank God her
bus driver cared enough to keep
--,'" herT .'. .- -

Then two days later Head Start
sent my three-year-old home to
where no one was. The bus driver.
gave my daughter to a family
friend, but no one from the school
system called to tell me anything;
the friend had to call.
What is wrong with our school
system? Each time I was .told,
"We are extremely busy at that
time of day; it was just an honest
mistake." One school, maybe.
One child, maybe, but not two%
schools and three children.
Not just a couple of months ago
the school board fired the two best.
bus drivers and aide for Taylor
County for an honest mistake, so
why hasn't anyone been fired over
or even disciplined for endangering
the- safety of three of my children?
if the school board can't do every
.employee the same, than they need
to rehire the bus driver and aides
that they fired, because if you can
overlook one so-called mistake
from the school, than why can't
you over look a bus driver and
aides' mistake?
Parents, be very careful with
your children so what happened to
me won't happen to you. Don't
trust that the school system really
puts safety first.
Before I finish, I want to thank
Clyde Cruce for helping me in
this situation, maybe he needs to
run for school superintendent,
*because he shows he getting
things done. You have my vote.
Rachel Whiddon

I was addressing the board:
"Your three minutes are about
up"? Excuse me, Mr. Gunter,
but I do believe that the rules state
that a citizen who is placed on the
agenda for that particular meeting
has no time limit.
Who was not following the
rules that night?
I was glad the others were
aware of the rules and corrected
you which allowed me to
I am not at all satisfied with any,,
of the answers I received from this
board. My valid concerns.were
dismissed by you and your fellow
' commissioners as being
insignificant and non-factual.
The highly detrimental health
effects of this coal burning power
plant are well documented and

Disabled veteran remind

have been presented to you, which .
all of you have chosen to
-completely ignore.
Th'e Taylor County
Commissioners have completely
and utterly sold out the people of
Taylor County for the sole, self-
serving purpose of their own

If this were not true, you would
give us back our God-given right
as a citizen of the United States
the right to vote on this!
What are you all afraid of?
I'll answer that for you, a vote
will put an end to all this
madness! Just as it did for the
bombing range madness! We
demand a vote...now!
A'proud resident of the Nature
Coast, Janet Monroe

Freedom is not free

Dear Editor:
Freedom is not free! Ask any
combat veteran. The newspaper
and TV news people would have
you believe that you have freedom
because of them. Of course, if you
think about it, you will realize
.that they have nothing to do with
Since our great nation was born,
men and women have gone to war
to protect the dreams of our-
founding fathers. What brilliant
men they were! We are the only
nation with such outstanding
privileges guaranteed in writing
and protected by our dedicated
military. Other nations have
similar documents but they pale in
comparison to our constitutation.
You will hear protesters say
how bad we are that we should lay
down and let people of different
lifestyles and beliefs walk over us
in our own country. They will say
that we should have multiple
languages and that if we do not
believe in their religion we should

be killed. Freedom is not free! I
devoted my life to making freedom
available to all, and would do it
again, but it is time for all good
men and women to stand up and
be heard.
In the United States of America,
.we have one native language,
English, and our constitution is
based on the Christian religion.
We need to enforce these. We need
to tell all nationalities that they-are
welcome, but English is- the
language of the land and there are
no ifs, ands or buts about it!
There has never been a nation 0f
multiple languages to survive for
very long. Multiple languages are
the building blocks of failure for a
nation. Go back in history and
check out Rome, Russia and the
I am a 100% combat disabled
veteran, and I know the price of
freedom. Freedom is not free!
Sam H. Duckworth, Msgt
U.S.A.F. Ret.

Beware of 'estimate'

Dear Editor:
We have two hurricane seasons.
Weather patterns typically flow
west to east, and hurricanes
typically flow east to west.
Therefore, my questions to any
engineer would be: How much
wind-powered electricity could
have been generated by Hurricane
Wilma? How many households
serviced? How much of Hurricane
Wilma's wind-powered electricity
could have been stored and used
until the next hurricane or
hurricane season? How many
houses could be serviced by.the
stored wind-powered electricity?
If no answer can be ascertained,
let's put it another way--how
much electricity can a hurricane
producing 125 mph winds
The city reports (natural) gas is

going up. Well, for the
unsuspecting they have already
reaped a windfall of funds.
In June when an elderly lady
complained about the city
charging her for gas unused, I
examined my bill for my gas pilot
light, which I left on because it is
a pain to re-light. I was surprised
to find they charged $55.82 for 30
therms. I immediately turned the
pilot light off. I was then charged
$10.16 for six therms, the next
month $3.92 for two therms and
$5.05 for two therms the month
after that.
I don't remember how niany
months my pilot light was on
before I turned it off. But if*we
examine our city bill, we discover
a small word at the bottom,
"estimate." Surprise!
Pat Cook

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Letters to the Editor

Flag football hears from critic

Dear Editor,
Do you have any idea what kind
of shape our City Recreation is
in? I have never seen such a mess
in all my life. Grown men acting
like little kids. Teenagers trying to
act like grown men. It is just
Flag football is a mess. I
thought it was supposed to be for
the kids. They can't play and have
any fun, because the coaches want
so .badly to win they take the fun
out: of it. And the guys calling the
game, I guess to get a game called
right you have to be kin to one of
the:_referees or know someone
really well. I guess you have to be
really good buddies with Mr. Rec
Director too so you can have the
team you want and to get your
roaster in time for your team to
get together and practice before
your first game.
My husband coached this time
and:was done really, really wrong.
It is such a shame that grown men
want the #1 spot more than their
players do. Our guys just wanted
to play ball, but the way things
have been run they can't even get a
good call made on their behalf.
I:.know one thing, my son will
iot play any other city rec. games
agiin: Or at least not until some
changes have been made, and they
-gef someone in there that is not
worried about making himself
look good, but worried about the

Wife thanks

organizers of

vets tribute
Dear Editor:
I- am writing this letter to the
Taylor County Commissioners,
-Martin Electronics Inc.,
1-Tmberland Ford, Smurfit Stone
and the United Steel Workers who
sponsored the Veterans Day
luncheon honoring our past and
present servicemen.
-"The slideshow with the
sampling of hometown heroes was
very well done and the entire
program and luncheon were
To the others helping with the
.vent a great big tha.iks for all
5yor hard, work.
Thank-s agjin for remembering
:-llwho have served ahd are now
"serving to make our country free.
U-a Betty Culbreath,
wife of Eric Culbreath,'
----- 'U.S. Navy, World War II

kids and all the games that
recreation offers. I'm most certain
that I'm .not the only parent that
feels this way either.

This year flag football has been
a really big joke!
Joey Buchanan

'Come to West Virginia!'

Continued from page 3
cannot heal." If they had known
about mountaintop removal in
1909 they surely would have never
have put those words on that
headstone, because surely not even
the good Lord can fix the land now
that the.coal company has come in
and destroyed it. The earth has a
way of healing itself after a natural
disaster. Mountaintop removal is a
man-made disaster.
You speak of only 5% of the

coal produced in the US as coming
from mountaintop removal. You
should come and see the 10
counties in southern W.Va. that
have been affected by this: Come
see how massive our share of that
5% is.
Don't just sit in warm Florida
and make statements about
something you have not seen. Be
a true professional as you speak,
-and come and see the other side of
the issue. Call me if you would
like me to show you around at
304.542.1134 or 304.522.0246.
Larry Gibson

Does 'big money' blind

eyes to pollution issues?

Dear Editor:
Bellingham, Washington is
voting on whether fluoride should
be in their water. Counties
surrounding Taylor County are
voting to participate in the coal
plant..Everybody is voting except
citizens of Taylor County.
What is more preposterous is
the fact that we receive electricity
from Tri-County Electric and
Progress Energy, who are not
building a coal plant in a remote
area that the potential bombing
range was going to blow up--it's
stuck next to Buckeye. Less than
5 miles from downtown. That's an
absurd location. Yet, they will be
able to add coal, pollution to the
Buckeye pollution in the
It appears that the coal plant is
like the "Emperor's New Clothes."
* The county commissioners are

wearing the emperor's new
clothes. As the emperor was
fooled into seeing his non-existent
clothes, the county commissioners
are seeing new imaginary jobs and
imaginary economic gain without
benefit of the energy from the coal
While others are laughing that
the coal plant is not stuck in their
bedroom, we have the dictators.
declaring the citizens of Taylor
County don't count. Big money
blinds the eyes to issues of
pollution and landscape re-design.
We also see this'in the new design
for Dekle Beach.
The devil must be paid if a land
owner affected by the Storm of the
Century wanted to redesign
water ways and disrupt the natural
streams and canal of the beach
areas. But, big money makes
some people turn a blind eye.
Pat Cook

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