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Taylor County Midweek
Since 1961 Edition
,anuary 18, 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 3
N "ews Committee makes case to council
SForum Vets park 'top priority' for city?
Repre.eniItali.'. v''. ith he
Veterans Memorial Park
Committee appealed lo city council
memihcrc ThursdaJ, niihl in an
antempt t-., j.,ure funding fi[ r ihe
m a1ini .ri.inc. )nd uillli, i-.ls ot Ihc
park % hen it :pens
The\ spoke ait hat as i
scheduled i' be :j strategic
planning session for the cii,
council hul Inirie b-c". J n'; j
imprfo rriplu public harinL' .* henr
i%-' council mnimbher ',i-re urunei
i.-, ja end
U.teie C.ii Mmnager B..h Br.-:, .n
dleried -'ouncil rmniLmbr, Emil,,
KeiriqnL .-\Iphn,:. Dov.'.dell and
Do-,n Cook thji he had rccei'.,d a
mesi.ai tih:ai council mcmb:rs,
S,I .et-r Hjrris ;and DI:u E,..reil
'. would 'pr..'al',l, no'. bN: able to
atiend." the [lir, decided to cancel
thc .iraieEic mceT ling.
R.ath, r rhain cancel the meeting
.altI ,LtIher. ho' c,. er. because ,'t the
rnumrnbr of pi.,plc e pree.n, t1 \'.i j
dccidld to allo,. janione in Ihe
adildence \ ho wished to speak to
address the council
Mlan, in attendance v.ere there
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,to be 'live .donor' r i
M iohe\/ lef'tanan1'."'ar ftan angel," Mikel Anhe
SInver transplant. corbett
.two-year old 'Perry .toddler. o6ld vwhen she-'wAs "dt gno ed Jiver was not functioning as it .
i^'recovering from a life-saving' wilti a rae liver di order called should."
iansplan .ide- possible biliary -atr.esia; Calie was placed on the .
^j^^i&:^enerosjty'.arid 'sacrifice "Aftet mairy, many 'tests 'and', awaiting lisitfor-a liver transplant .
f-}her ;very owit Hiving. donor procedures Callie as aid her parents.began exloring ..
^"'igiardian angel;". diagnosed '-srh .the diseae 'the- option of becoming living
a allie Blan-on, the daughter during exploratory surgerv Jan. 'donors. .
:^jevt an Jidhelan,:i.) : o: cp00qaJd "1. wanted to be tested to be a ';.t
Ean$ good o niori 'the Ka-vaspeorned ad lie ibndr for her so the
'S$pnd', 'Pediat' c.',) itO7 p a 50/50 -cbhne'e 0Q helping her transplant -could be performed
Gi.. sii le .t.uherig .inig .iiver.-work normally," Michele b,'iefore she became too iU. There.
r .Jan.;'ib ie guardian planton said are many restrictions related to
^.nige' *dondnr' .'4'kel Ane '"After, a. pooth orf two becoming a live donor--you
-Corbett,..also "a' erry,' Oiare's Ijer futinon tests@ re idv to he in excellent health, a
Recovering twfrabnm ,the almos .orh at' she Ws ceat weight and other things,"
igrery. dbinig. s I a. Bl.n sad : :
Th;; t.rans-plant tht end'- .a:2 we ,'at o ni 'At-oligh .neither of.Caie's C e
. odhe little girl's r o- ta-.r battle; t taryel i her hr 'patenofe fi 'the criteria to be :
Jr;.;.liyer prqblenis '-andthe si d.-ta. ',lir' donors, .ihew a is or to
em, ng. otan-aiBnew '. a A te,.ithe Rr wa closer than, '',
'^ q1jv chapt an- her 'li hr g,dIr ro.,uly afot~ o z theyrealized. '! 1
?-& i~h e saP idn ; -;'^:^ .. **' :*- medoa +, the a~sai: *1:te' option of ----i-- --, -- -i
sllie Banto morihsth dalgt r duringea.doratr ug ad erv "donorlease see" page",-
be a'lio. ,e r .s, e e. te m ex
as a show of support for the
Veterans Memorial Park and
discus_-sions on the subject took
most of the 90-minute meeting.
Pam Feagle, chairman of the
Veterans Memorial Park
committee, was the first to speak.
"From my previous discussion
%\ith ,ou, it was clear that you
would d be unable to maintain
Veterans Memorial Park and you
\'.ere not going to be able to fund
the utilities," Feagle said.
"This is not only a huge concern
for me. but for these veterans and
other people in our community.
This park is a sacred park. It honors
our veterans' memories.
"These veterans have been out
there through the heat of the
summer. Some of them, as I have
said before, are not spring
chickens. They've worked hard,
they've dug ditches. Not only that,
they've been out raising funds from
the beginning," she said.
"We're still trying to raise funds
because we "want this park to be a
top-notch park. We want to ask if
you can put this park on your
"Yes, we can finish the park, but
what good is it going to be if
nobody's going to clean it up and
mow the grass, and we can't have
lights and we can't have water?"
Feagle said she planned to return
to ask the council to turn the
eternal flame at the courthouse off
and light the new flame at the park.
"We know this is going to bring
people into our community and we
want this to be something we can
be proud of with the fountain on,
the flame going and have it
manicured," Feagle said.
, "We, as a committee, can't go out
.looking for corporate sponsors,"
,-* Pleasesee page 2
fuels brush fires
Although the Division of Forestry reports the fire index to be at 161--
relatively low, considering the scale maxes out at 899--Taylor County Fire
Rescue has answered 10 calls to fires from Friday, Jan. 13, through
Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to Lt./EMT Terry Winstead.
"Brush fires are the most prevalent," he said. "Our work has been pretty
steady, mainly because of the wind. The grass gets cold at night and dries
out in the morning, making it very tender and very ignitable.
"These last couple of weeks have been pretty windy and there are a lot
of people out -there who are conducting controlled bums which get away
from them, when the wind blows the tender grass sparks across a road, or
fire lane," he added. "It only takes a moment for a fire to get out of
The worst of the 10 fires occurred Saturday, Jan. 14, on South Hwy. 19,
when 30 acres burned-before it could be extinguished.
A brush fire which torched part of a mobile home on Glenway Drive
occurred Monday and another fire at Agner Acres, which threatened a
home, were both-put out before any major damage could occur.
"We were lucky to get a good stop on some of these fires because of the
wind," added Winstead. "Our county has not had a major house fire, in
about t\ o to three months and we want to keep it that way."
Winstead also credited inter-agency help through Perry Fire Department
and Division of Forestry.
"Al I three departments have always had a great working relationship
with each other," he said. "Everyone's always on standby to help the other
and it's always worked out fine."
,. Please see page 2
Impoundment could re-open in May
Major upgrades underway at Hickory Mound
Each time a hurricane caused
any form of tidal surge last
summer. Hickor. Mound
Impoundment suffered severe
damage, with washouts in the
dikes, and structural damage to the
culverts and platforms.
Repairs had already begun when
Hurricane Dennis delivered the
B&G Club to
for new facility
The Boys and Girls Club has a
mighty goal for the future, and
stlporters plan to discuss it with the
city council at its next meeting.
Kevin Kidd. director, addressed
council members during a public
hearing Thursday night.
According to Kjdd, the plan
calls for a new club facility along
with endowment funds to help
bring the club closer to self-
"If you have a light year, we
want to self-sustain," Kidd told the
"I'm sold on the idea that you're
cash strapped. We're trying to
wean ourselves off your support."
Kidd said their ultimate goal
would be to have enough funds to
sustain without support for up to
Council members agreed to add
the club to the agenda for its next
meeting, scheduled for Jan. 24 at
knock-out punch. which caused accessible b\ air. North American Wetlands
four of the five water r control But through a joint effort Conser\ation Act, the
structures on the dike to be between the Florida Fish and impoundment will re-open as soon
breached, allowing water to spill Wildlife Conservation as early May--bigger and better
over and the road to wash away, Commission FWCi. Ducks than ever.
leaving large boulders and rocks in Unlimited. TaN lor County. Improve ements to the
its wake. National Fish and Wildlife impoundment, include removing
The impoundment '\as only Foundation and grant money from and installing the water .control
Box forms for five-foot by five-foot concrete culverts were in place last week as part of the
extensive replacements and improvements to Hickory Mound Impoundment, which jis expected to
re-open in early May. FWC Biologist Sharon Hester said repairs and upgrades are expected to
be complete by April 21, and include concreting two, 1,000-foot stretches of the dike mos
susceptible to washouts
structures and adding another to an
area where it is needed and
installation of- two, 1,000-foot
spillways which are made of
concrete (these are being placed in
the areas most susceptible to wash-
When you drive over th6 areas in
the dike which have been washed
out numerous times in the past, you
will be driving on concrete.
Also, several five-foot by five-
foot box culverts are being put in
place to keep a check on the
salinity level on the inland side.
A 2,500 linear-foot rip rap--a line
of boulders on the Gulf side--was
partially installed last summer and
actually weathered Hurricane
Dennis when it pushed water levels
to dangerous heights.
"When we began putting in the
rip-raps last year," said FWC
Biologist Jason Pike, "we knew
that hurricane season was not over
yet, but we were hoping for the
best. Then came Dennis.
"We didn't know how bad the
storm was going to be," he added,
"and it was pretty bad. The 'raps'
which had been installed before the
storm, held together and kept part
of the dike safe."
Also lost in last year's storms
was a crabbing platform, complete
with benches and a bar for
attaching crabbing string. Pike
said this would be replaced and
others may be added.
He said the project was
. expected to be complete by April
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mu ~,L.ig~fti~gi u~j
A-2 The Taco Times January 18, 2006
FWC on schedule
'Thanks for your patience'
Continued from page 1
"Everything is on schedule,"
said FWC Biologist Sharon
"We appreciate everyone having
patience during the 'time the
impoundment has been down,
and we ask for just a little bit
"We believe that everyone who
visits the impoundment after its
re-opening, will be happy with
what they see.
"This has been a big project for
all concerned," she added.
Six-week hospital stay expected
The box culverts which are being placed at Hickory Mound Impoundment will allow biologists
to manage the salt levels in the inland side. Upgrades and improvements are expected to be
completed by April 21.
Continued from page 1
she said, as they were busy trying
to complete the park.
"It's a city park," said Dowdell.
"It was said up here that it was a
city park. It was stressed that it
was a city park. We take care of
all the other city parks. This one
.is no different."
Ketring said that Brown had
been working to find funding
,,avenues for the park and asked him
to give the council and audience an
According to. Brown, a
representative from Progress
Energy was in Perry recently and
he gave him a tour of memorial
park while asking if his
corporation could help.
"The first thing he said was they
are prohibited by law from giving
away electricity," Brown said.
"He did say they could donate,
cash. They could not donate
directly to something like a city,
but they could to non-profit
"My point of bringing that up,"
Ketring said, "is there is an
obvious misconception, from the
city standpoint, that we're not
working on these issues. We
"We didn't know what the cost
was going to be and it wasn't put
in the budget. It was not
'something that we said, 'well,
we're not going to worry about
that.' We're actually working on
ways to creatively find the
"We just want you all to take
'care of it, have the flame on, the
lights on, the water running,"
"Hopefully you will work
within the' suggestions as to help
us generate that income," Cook
said. "We're trying to shoehorn in
that expense into an existing
budget. We worked diligently at
our last meeting to identify
sources of potential revenue. We'
worked at expense reductions' that
would generate some liquidity
within this year's budget."
Brown noted that running the
pumps for the city's' new
sprayfield, once it is operational,
will cost $60,000 that was also
S"We're having a warmer than
normal winter, which means that.
gas sales, which are a big revenue
source for the city, so far are less,"
Brown said. "We have additional
expenses that were not foreseen
and it looks like our income is
going to be less than was
budgeted. It's going to be a
challenge to work these things
"The community is behind this
park 100 percent," Feagle said.
"We want to feel that the city
council feels the same way as the
community and that you're behind
it and you're going to help us to
maintain it and provide the
facilities down there without the
committee having to go and look
for corporate sponsors, because
right now we're trying to finish
Sthe park. We're busy. I spend
hours and hours a day; these
people do as well."
"We would ask the same thing
of you, Pam," Cook said. "That
you would do this in partnership
with us, that you take a lead in
this: There is not a person up here
who has discounted the work that
Continued from page 1
Both Michele and her husband
are officers at Taylor Correctional
Institution; the donor, Corbett, is
a sergeant at the facility.
"I prayed that God would heal
Callie and I prayed for a miracle.
In September, my prayers were
answered. A co-worker told my
husband that she should like to be
tested to be a donor. We found out
she and Callie shared the same
blood type, that she met the
weight restrictions and was in
Mayor defends city's support
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has been done, but we were
blindsided by the expense. We ask
that you do the legwork, because
you heard an example tonight
where a corporation cannot deal
with us, the city, but could deal
Cook continued that he believed
that the upkeep and maintaining
"public safety" at the park has not
been in question, but the
additional utility costs (gas,
water, electricity) did come as a
When asked what the budget for
the park was, Richard Feagle said
the cost was around $700,000 and
roughly $500,000 in cash
contributions had been raised.
The other $200,000 was mostly
"We haven't even raised enough
money yet to build the park, much
less look for corporate sponsors,"
said Jamie Sheffield, committee
"As yo.u recall. here were a lot
of things put on hold at the park
to keep us within our funding and
in-kind services," Richard Feagle
. said. "One is lighting. A big piece
of the park is on-hold because
we're still looking for funds to pay
for lighting at this point."
Part of the problem, he said,
was the increased costs of some
materials, namely concrete.
"This is a very high priority for
Taylor County and Perry,
Florida," Richard Feagle said. "It's
going to be a showcase park. It's
going to be something, people
want to come to. So when you set
your priorities, it should be very
high on your list, because this
community feels very strongly
"It's almost a juggernaut, it
really is. Don't lose sight of that
in your priority settings. I like the
idea. about working together,
because that's what it's going to
take. Sure enough, come May
when we start this thing up and
we have the grand opening, we
want to have lights, water and the
flame. But we also want them to
keep going. We don't want them
to be turned off.
"We expect a lot of people to
visit this park and come to Perry,"
he said. "It's going to be the
showcase of North Florida."
"One thing that was said, and
correct me if I'm wrong Mr.
Cook, I read that you had said
utilities would be furnished for 30
days after the park was opened and
then you would not be able to
furnish utilities after that," Pam
Feagle said. "Is that correct?"
"I think that is a very fair
summary of what I said," Cook
said. "My intent was to continue
to support to make sure
everything was supplied so you
could be sure your infrastructure
was functional, but at that time
we would need funding that was
'outside our budgeted money."
"That's what we don't want,"
Pam Feagle said. "That's what I
got out of that comment: we'll
fund you for 30 days and after that
you were on your own. We don't
n.,,c that kind-of moneyy.'"
"That's what we've talked about'
for the last 40 minutes," Cook
said. "We're talking about working
to find sources to carry that load."
"Do we need to be concerned
that after 30 days you are going to
cut this off?" Pam Feagle asked.
"You would have to be
concerned about having three votes
no," Cook said.
"We're operating under a fiscal
year. We do not have the funds
budgeted for that and my intent
would be that once we have
supplied you with proof that
everything was working that you,
us, community,., corporate, we're
going to have to find the money
to bring into the budget to
continue that utility load."
"I think it's obvious, though,
by the amount of support from the
community, I believe we will be-
able to find the sponsorship to
help with the residual upkeep,"
Ketring said. "I do believe that.
It's just a matter of calling and
asking. There has been a huge
,;amount of support, and I-believe -
that will continue."
It's January; get all
tax forms in order
Now is the time to prepare for
getting your taxes prepared by the
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers.
"Be on the look out for forms
coming throughli'your mail. These
could be your Social Security
benefits form, interest and/or
dividend statements, W-2 forms
from employers, pension and/or
Class of '76 to meet
An organizational meeting will.
be held to plan the 30th class
reunion of the Class of 1976. It
will take place in Tallahassee, at
Advanced Business Systems on
North Monroe Street.
For more information, please
e-mail Marvin Brooks at
or call 584-4411.
I CB Radios
annuity forms, etc. K-1 forms do
not arrive until March," program
volunteer Holly Bankey said.
"Place these forms in the
AARP envelope from last year and
come visit us. If you have any,
questions about a form, put it in
the envelope, also. With tax laws
becoming more complicated each
year, some find the process of
completing their annual tax forms
intimidating. We know that one
small mistake could prevent us
from getting all the refund by the
The AARP Tax-Aide program,
partially funded by the
government, helps low and
moderate taxpayers file and make
the 'most of their taxes, free of
charge, she said.
perfect health. After months of
testing, I received a call telling us
that she was a good candidate for
the live liver donor transplant."
"Mikel Anne had only moved to
Perry about a year ago and we
really didn't know each other that
well, mainly speaking only in
passing as we were on different
shifts," Blanton noted.
At the end of December, the
family received notice that the
transplant was scheduled for Jan.
"The- doctors told us after the
surgery that we had done this at
just the right time. I believe God
sent Mikel Anne to Perry for a
reason and that was to save our
daughter's life. I believe she is
Callie's guardian angel. Nothing is
stronger than the power of prayer.
God is listening. My daughter is
An account for the'family has
been established a Buckeye Federal
Credit Union. Callie is expected to
remain in the hospital for about
Firefighters urge caution
Continued from page 1
Winstead asks the public to be careful with even the smallest of flames.
"People have lost their homes who were just outside burning a small
pile of trash," he said. "If that right spark gets airborne, the fire could get
out of hand before you know it."
A roster of Taylor County Fire Rescue includes: Chief Steve Miller;
Lieutenants/EMTs Chad Arrendale, Robert Lytle, Carl McAfee and
Winstead; firefighters/EMTs David James, Earl Paris, Cliff Suber,
Richard Bush; firefighter/paramedic Cecil Hall; and firefighters Michael
Fox; Jeremy Denmark and Michael Jones.
Numerous volunteers also assist in fighting fires throughout the
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Nathan Brown, Jennifer Knowles
A-3 The Taco Times January 18, 2006
Knowles, Brown to
marry in February
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Knowles of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Jennifer Knowles, to Nathan Brown of Jennings, the son of
Bruce and Joyce Brown of Lee.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are John and Hilda Yates of Shady Grove
and the late Wilburn and Josephine Knowles.
The wedding will be an event of Feb. 11, 2006, at 5 p.m. at Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church.
All friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend.
Gallery shapes collection
of paintings & sculptures
LeMoyne Art Foundation through Feb. 19. .
presents "Shaping A Collection"
featuring three artists, two from
this region and one from Georgia.
The artists include: Steve
Andrews of Tallahassee, Roger
Leonard of Dog Island and Tony
Quickle of St. Simons Island, Ga.
The exhibit opens Friday for
members from 7 until 9 p.m., t
and for the general public from 8-9
p.m. It will be on display
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Perry native directs play for
Tallahassee's Little Theatre
"Orpheus Descending" by
Tennessee Williams will hit the
stage tomorrow night, in
Tallahassee, under the direction of
Perry native Peggy West.
'The play will run Jan. 19-22,
and Jan. 26-29, with Thursday
through Saturday performances at
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p.m. All performances willbe at
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Tickets for "Orpheus
Descending" are $14 for adults,
$12 for students and seniors. Call
(850) 224-8474 for tickets; Visa
and Mastercard are accepted. For
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West is the daughter of Margaret
and Erdman West of Perry, and
a graduate of Taylor County High
School. She is-a frequent director
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Powell scores 43 against NFC
A-4 The Taco Times January 18, 2006
7th-ranked Bulldogs win 5th straight
The Taylor County High boys Powell's effort included an to start the game but manage to click was the ability of every plan went .from decent to McNealy added 15 points while
basketball team, ranked seventh in amazing eight 3-pointers and 7- take a six-point lead into the player to step up between the first extraordinary resulting in the 22- TraDelvan Whetsel tossed in five.
the latest statewide Class 3A poll,
ran its winning streak to five
Monday with a 72-50 thrashing of
North Florida Christian.
Senior Toney Powell lit it up for
a career-high 43 points as the
Bulldogs ran their record to 14-4
(4-1 district 3-3A).
for-10 from the free throw line.
Monday's performance was just
the latest for Powell who is
averaging 17.7 points per game
this season. He 'recently hit for 25
points against Florida High and 30
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locker room at halftime.
But it was a different story in
the second half with Taylor
putting on a clinic on both ends of
"TJ (Powell) had a night to
remember," said Bulldog Coach
John Davies. "But what made it all
and second halves."
The coach said his team's
defense, passing, running the floor
and every other part of their game
Junior Jabaree Williams
continued his excellent play- of
late with 9 points and a season-
high 17 rebounds. Genario
Soccer team finishE
The TCMS soccer team closed
out its season in grand fashion and
finished with a record of 13-1-2.
With two mercy wins and three
shut-outs, the girls finished with
one of the best middle school
records ever. Two years ago the
team went 15-1 in the regular
season and, including an extra
17-2. This year's team outscored
opponents by more than 60 goals.
"This group of girls .worked
extremely hard to have this kind of
year. They wanted an undefeated
season but it didn't quite work out.
It is hard to play that many games
and go undefeated but they still
had a fantastic year," said Coach
The last three games were
against Riversprings, Ft. White
and Madison; the girls outscored
the three by a combined 15-0.
"In the Riversprings game, the
girls were trying a little too hard
at first because that was the team
they were playing when Hayden
broke her collar bone and the girls
were wanting to beat them badly.
Once they settled down it was
really no contest."
In that game Savannah Cantrell
had one goal and an assist, and
Kelsea Smyrnios had two goals
and an assist. Jessica Strickland-
earned the shutout at goalie as the
Bulldogs completed the season
sweep of Riversprings.
The next game saw the Bulldogs
travel to Ft. White to take on the
Indians. Savannah Cantrell had a
hat trick (3 goals) and an assist,
and Courtney Mincy, Gloria
Taylor, Jordan Williams, Kelsea
Smyrnios and Shae Horner all had
one goal. Mincy, Smyrnios and
Williams were also credited with
The last game of the season
pitted the Bulldogs against,
Madison Central in a game called
early due to bad weather.
Courteney Mincy scored the hat.
trick this game and Shae Horner
had two assists. Rounding out the;
scoring was Lakeidra Tumblin',
who for the second straight year
scored the last goal of the season
for TCMS and both of those goals
were the only ones she scored both
"This has been a very special
group of girls. They have been
some of the most dedicated and -
hard-working kids I have ever been
around. These eighth graders will
be missed but we do have a good
core group coming back next year.
I know these eighth graders will
have a lot of success at the high
The Bulldogs were slated to
host Fort White Tuesday night
before entertaining Hamilton
County this Friday.
school. I hope they take as much
away from their middle school
years with them as I have gotten
from them. You would be hard
pressed to find another group like
this anywhere. They enjoy the
game and life in general. This has
also been a' great group of parents
to deal with and they too will be
missed next year."
Final stats for the year are as
follows: Savannah Cantrell (20
goals, 14 assists), Hayden Barton
(10 goals, 2 assists), Courteney
Mincy (8 goals, 5 assists), Kelsea
.Smyrnios (7 goals, 6 assists),
Jordan :Williams (8 goals, 3
assists), Gloria Taylor (5 goals, 4
assists), Courtney Brown (3 goals,
2 assists), Shae Horner (3 goals, 2
assists), Jan Williams (2 goals),
Brooke Barton (1 goal, 1 assist),
Heather Roberson (1 goal), Sarena
Peacock (2 assists), Lakeidra
Tumblin(1 goal), Kayla Smith (1
assist), Lindsey Brown (1 assist).
Goalies: Heather Roberson (7
shutouts, 7 goals allowed), Jessica
Strickland (3 shutouts, 2 goals
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'Three Power Days of Worship' planned this weekend
Sister 2 Sister conference this weekend
The women's ministries of Christian Tabernacle of Perry and Bethel of
Mt. Sinai in Mayo are planning "Three Power Days of Worship" this
weekend for the 2006 Sister 2 Sister Conference at Christian Tabernacle,
435 Warner Avenue.
On Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. "An Evening of Jubilee" is scheduled with
a mother and daughter "tag team" preaching--Elder Mary E. Jackson of
Siler City, N.C., and Minister Shaune Staley of Ramseur, N.C.
On Saturday, at 9 a.m., the Sister 2 Sister conference continues with a
prayer breakfast and seminar "Stir Up the Gift--Fan the Flame!" (for
women only) featuring Jackson as guest teacher. The afternoon's session
(2-5 p.m.) will be a praise and worship workshop for men and women, as
well as a rehearsal for the evening's 7 p.m. concert. Ministers Celestine
Granthum and Sherwood Brown of Tallahassee will lead.
Sunday's schedule calls for Early Morning Glory at 9 a.m., highlighted
by a message from Staley.
Elders Chester and Carolyn Demps invite everyone to attend.
Questions? Please call 584-4702 or 838-9734.
Methodists continue '40 Days' campaign
Small groups have organized and are meeting in members' homes as
First United Methodist continues its "40 Days of Purpose" campaign last
If you missed the kick-off but wish to participate, please contact the
church at 584-3028.
'Strong backs' needed for SHARE
The SHARE food distribution program is desperately in need of drivers
who are capable of loading and unloading food supplies for residents in
"If you believe in the SHARE program, will you consider volunteering
to drive to Tallahassee once a month to pick up the food that has been
ordered and bring it back to First Methodist Church in Perry for
unloading?" That plea comes with further explanation. "Drivers will also
be responsible for loading food items on trucks in Tallahassee, and then
unloading boxes upon the return to Perry," explained Diane Rigoni who
coordinates the SHARE program through the First United Methodist
She estimates that 60 families, on average, benefit from the SHARE
distribution here which is not just for underprivileged families.
While volunteer workers have not been difficult to secure, Rigoni said,
Linda Powell Linton
Linda Powell Linton, age 60, of
Jacksonville, formerly of Perry,
died Dec. 16, 2005.
She is survived by two sons,
Mark Linton of Fort Mill, S.C., and
Stan Linton of Keaton Beach; two
sisters, Charlene Gilbert of Tampa
and Cynthia Powell of
Jacksonville; and one brother,
Chuck Powell of Perry.
HaTrdge-Grddens Fu neral-Horne.-.
in lacksonM ille Beach is in charge
. of the arrangements. In lieu of
flowers, please make donations to
NE Florida Community Hospice.
We want to thank you all for
keeping us lifted up in prayer, for
the cards, phone calls and gifts
during my recent hospital stay. A
special thanks to Midway Baptist
Church and Taylor Baptist
Association, all the churches and
our many friends. We would not
have done this without you.
I received my new heart on Dec.
5. I'm doing great. We know it is
because of your prayers. We've
seen our Father's hand in so many
Ways and we praise Him for all His
blessings. Again; we thank you
and God bless you.
Jack and Elizabeth Anderson
Mike, Darin, John, Kathy and
We wish to express our deepest
gratitude for your kind expressions
of sympathy during the illness and
death of our beloved, Carl
Your gifts of food, flowers and
your concern helped us through a
most difficult time. Thank you for
God bless you,
The Causseaux Family
is offering a
for information to help
,capture the individual that
is constantly removing
floral arrangements from
the grave of her late
husband, Tom Blankenship
located at PinevieW
She will be more than glad
to help you put flowers on
your loved on6s grave if
it's because of the money.
Stealing is just wrong.
Please call Boo @ 584-7859
Harold Neal Spain
Harold Neal Spain, 65, a native
of Conway, S.C., died Jan. 16,
2006, at Doctors' Memorial
Survivors include his wife,
Brenda Spain; one son, Darryl
Chestnut of Bridgeport, Conn.;
three daughters, Premila Givens of
Bridgeport, Conn., Adrianne
Conde of Perry, and Helen Spain-
-Moor& of Perpi; 10 grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
Evans/Walker Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements, which
will be announced at a later date.
committed truck drivers are key to the program's continuation in this
community, beyond this Saturday's distribution. Please call 584-4034 if
you are willing to serve in this capacity.
Extra-Day session planned this Saturday
The First Bethlehem District Association Extra Day Session will
convene on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Missionary Baptist
Church of Monticello. The Rev. J.B. Duval, pastor, invites everyone to
attend. The session will end at 1 p.m.
The following weekend, the Ministers, Deacons and Superintendents
Union of Taylor County (an auxiliary of First Bethlehem District
Association) will convene Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 27-29) at
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The Friday night program will
be hosted by New Mt. Zion and its pastor, the Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr.
Interested in learning about the Catholic faith?
The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, 2750 S. Byron
Butler Parkway, is holding Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
classes for anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.
Your shadow covers this free land.
The shoes you wore
when you went to war
can never be filled again.
The sacrifice you made
can never be repaid.
You were brave,
courageous and true;
on the wings of the eagle you flew!
You did what was asked of you!
Your shadow covers this free land
And under it we will,
To honor our veterans of the war,
please support the Veterans Park.
Attend your city council meetings.
Christine Clark Grantham
Enjoy your freedom to attend
the church of your choice.
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SFor Rotarian demonstration
One hundred days and counting
Perry Elementary School held a ceremony last Friday to commemorate the 100th day of the
2005-06 school year. Students held 100 balloons and as Principal Sylvia Ivey popped each
balloon, Vice Principal John Davies read off important moments of the school year.
At Big Bend Hospice
'Front office' help needed
Big Bend Hospice needs front
office volunteers to work at the
Perry office. Basic duties include
greeting visitors to the Big Bend
Hospice office, answering the
telephone, helping callers and,
assisting the patient care team
with some of the routine office
If you think of yourself as a
"people person" and you like
knowing that you have made a
difference in someone's life, you
are asked to volunteer.
"Because of our heavy patient
visitation schedules," said Team
Manager Jan Lee, "we need
'someone who can be in the office
when we are out with our patients
and their families.
"It is so important that when we'
receive a phone call that the caller
is able to reach someone who can
help. Volunteers can provide that
vital connection," she added.
For more information or to
volunteer, lease contact Marilyn
Nations at (850) 878-5310, ext.
Association: each 2nd Tuesday of
month, 7 p.m, at Ihe district building
Taylor' County Delifocratic Party:
every Thursday at the Chamber of
Commerce. Call 584-9656 or 584-3617 or
e-mail laylor demrocrat@gtcorr, net
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a m, 502 N Center Street
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
1st Monday 7 p m.. Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity.
Inc.: board meeting, 2nd Tues, 5:30 p m.,
Room 208, Capital Cty Bank
Taylor County Historical Society: 3rd
Mon 7 pm Historical Society building.
Society s museum is open every
Thursday, 1-5 p.m
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat, 10
a m Arena located on Bishop Blvd
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays. 10
a m to noon, Taylor County Public Library
Taylor County Reef & Research
Team: 2nd Thurs, 7 p.m, Forest Capital
1 j r ... .. .
Airport Advisory Commission: 4th
ia Monday 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs
T m c'hatmer board room
eveOnts City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues at
County Commission: lirst Mon and
mber third Tues at 6 p m courthouse anne>
Juvenile Justice Council: third
hur- 9 a m, al Juverile Justice Office,
1719 S Jelferson
Planning Board: I1s Thurs. 6 p.m
'. Courthouse annex (old post office)
Social Security: represeritalives. 2nd
S'Tues., 8.30 am to noon, courthouse
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: 3rd Fri., 2 pm
Taylor County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon., 5 p m at Capital
-., Taylor County School Board: 1st and
3rd Tues. 7 pm
Taylor County Soil & Water Board:
L 4th Mon., 7 p m Chaparral Steakhouse.
S Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: 3rd
Wed at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p m
S- Tourism Development Council: 2nd
'Wed, 4 p m at Chamber of Commerce.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
f held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, (closed), 8 p m,, at Heritage House on
.. p.?.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital Washington Street, across irom publl ,
..FAMU Alumni Chapter' 2nd Monday,' library; and another AA group 'ho raA~.~
p.m. Jerkins Community Center Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at
ILI Florida Forest Festival Board of Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98
'Directors every Wednesday,'3.30 p.m,, West, across from the BP station at 8 p.mr,','..''
Chamber of Commerce Call 584-TREE AL-ANON: St James Ebiscopal]. .
S' C (733). hurch (in library) Wednesdays. 12.to;.
Girl Scouts Service. Unit: 1st 1 pm, 584-2146. Thurs.ays at 6.30 for.
.;. 00. iThursday, 6-30 pm, Scout.Hul beginners meeting with regular meeting at
V-2 Nw^ fi S ^ ^ ..^ -.' Hlorical Soclety: open Thursday 7.. .m.- ... .. -..
"afternoons: .1-5 p.m Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council: '-:
.Wed:~ ri'aHt'iAMVEe '.Educators League of Perry 4th Tues, noon, 107,East.GreernStreet. ".'
'i: AARP':asW t A ',. (HELP): second Thurs., 1.30 p.n., Forest Healthy Start Coalition: tourth Mon.,1'
Post #20 bulling :24 'Wod Cre' Capital Hall, Call 584-8553 or 584-9207 a rp.. Taylor County .School District
Road)' : ". public) Horseback, Ride Nights Administrative Office Complex,
4\-' Civil. Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4t every 3rd Tuesday of' the monrith rom 4.9 .Narcotics Anonymous. .every.
Mo 7 p.i..m ain dr' agat iPo p at trfe Taylor County Ag/Equestrian Wednesday, 8 p m.at 1260 W wy8
1 ;"- KIwani Club..N Wedresdas'nod'rt Arepa-.,- t$5, fee 'and current negative., at Serenity House (driLrod across fromi.
oye Main teeCaf Coggns reuredor moe information BP Station) These are open eetngs to,
'I-MainStro Perry s' ogday ean cal584 5900..- fio. t e interesled'in addictin. Call 223.:
; Perry/TaYlo ouity ambe H ane Society of Taylor County: 0036 Also. Saturday, 1030 a m open ,,
Commerce 'andon ''ledesday, 6 pm Forest Capital meeting: '
Nf i. .un ''... ,'.' ." .- SHARE distribution: 4th'Sat, 10 a ,r i
i .rokln'Midp st La ece League Internatlonal: 2nd The Way:. Christ-centered recovery .:
r t Cb Turs. no 10:30. a rt, Taylor County Public group, 'meets on Fridays at 7 p.m,: 'at
Soce'.'M'ip-Streeta a. Serenty House on Hwy .98 W. across.
r Cl 3rd We M s of niles Clown Alley; 1st. frdm BP Station. Open to alcoholics',
P. El k :- 2 3r i ur day; 7p.m... at 901. North -'Calhun'. addicts,famly members and friends
Several members of the Taylor
County Sheriff's Office were
special guests at the Jan. 10
Rotary meeting, during which
they spoke about and demonstrated
9 Captain Richard Johnson began
the program, calling the Taser "a
really good tool."
The TCSO went to Tasers
several years ago, Johnson said:
Tasers fire small dart-like
electrodes attached to wires. The
wires connect the electrodes to the
device, conducting the electrical
charge once it strikes the target.
Small gas charges are used to
deploy the electrodes.
Once the electrodes hit the
target, current passes between
them, knocking the subject to the
e ground, Sgt. Timmy Murphy said.
lh The charge lasts five seconds,
although officers are able to send
According Murphy, the model
of Taser the TCSO uses mostly is
the M26, although they do have
several newer., smaller X26
The output of the M26 when
striking someone is 26 watts and
The smaller model, Murphy
said, has several different charges
with varying lengths of wires,
ranging from 15 feet to 25, feet.
According to Murphy, while
criminals have tried to thwart
Taser devises by wearing multiple
articles of clothing to keep the
electrodes from contacting the
skin, the M26 and X26 models are
able to arc the charge 'into the
subject without actually touching
t he skin.
be taught with
By CATE JACOB
School health program'supervisor
The Taylor County Health
Department has been awarded a
$30,000 abstinence education
grant. The grant will provide
abstinence education at Taylor
County Middle School.
In today's society, teens are
faced with incredible pressures to
become sexually active. Despite
these pressures, nearly all teens
surveyed, (93%), say they should
be given a strong message to
abstain from sex.
Florida ranks fourth in
Adolescent births, seventh in.
subsequent births to adolescents
and thirteenth, in births to
unmarried teens. Twenty percent
of births to unwed mothers in
Florida occur to women less than
19 years of age. According to the
2000 Census, the teen birth rate in
Taylor is significantly higher than
the state average.
Abstinence education explores
1 teen's attitudes, beliefs, and social
pressures related to the
consequences of sexual activity
outside marriage, while enhancing
decision making and problem
solving skills and building self
confidence. A coordinated
approach to reducing teen sexual
activity reduces public costs and.
improves the future for our youth.
The Taylor County School'
Board has already approved the
AC. Green's Game Plan
SAbstinence Curriculum. The plan
uses a positive, sports-themed
approach to understanding the
benefits of abstinence.
Teens today are looking for
positive role models in making
good decisions. A.C. Green is
that role model. He is well
known for being the "Iron Man' of
the NBA and is recognized for his
decision to remain abstinent until
A.C. Green shares his message
wnith teens, encouraging them to
achieve their game plan by
S In order for their children to
j participate in this activity, parents
must sign and return the consent
form sent home with the students
bv Jan. 27. Parents may also go
to the TCMS clinic to sign up
their children directly.
The Taser keeps data every time
is it used, giving the date and time
of the incident as well as how
long the taser was deployed.
Also, each cartridge has a serial
number which is documented and
kept on file for each incident.
The Perry Police Department
has tasers issues to each of their
officers. TSCO, on the other hand,
only issued them to officers on
duty. This does not include the
school resource officer, who is not
school resource officer, who is not
issued one, Murphy said.
Tasers are also used at the,
During the demonstration Lt.
Audie Towles ordered the subject,
Murphy wielding a "weapon," to
stop. Murphy was wearing
protective gear to protect his skin
from the electrodes, but not the
shock. In a matter of seconds
Murphy went from standing up to
being flat on his back.
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(Above) Sgt. Timmy Murphy with the Taylor County Sheriff's Office dons
protective gear before Lt. Audie Towles shoots him with a taser during a
demonstration at the Rotary Club. (Below) Moments later, Murphy is on the
ground, having been hil by the taser.
For 'Black History Month
Nominations sought for award
To commemorate Black History
Month, North .Florida
Community College and the'
African-American Student Union
are seeking nominations from the
public for. the third annual
Jenyethel Merritt Award for Civic
Service. The award recognizes a
local African-American woman
who has made significant
contributions to her community.
* Nominations will be accepted
through 5 p.m., Feb. 13. A
committee of AASU students,
faculty and staff will make the
selection. The recipient will be
honored at a reception at the
college Feb. 28.
The late Jenyethel Merritt was
president of Suwannee' River
Junior College, a black two-year
college located in Madison, which
later merged with North Florida
Junior College. Merritt was
Florida's first woman president of
a public community college. She
was reputed to be a strong leader
who promoted positive college-
Nominations should be in the
form of a letter and include the
.Brief explanation of why person
is deserving of the award (no more
than 1 page).
Brief outline of nominee's
personal background, education,
achievements, and/or contributions
to education, civic affairs or
business relations (no more than 1
page). Please do not include
attachments, photos, clippings or
Name, address, contact
information of nominating person
Send nominations to the
Jenyethel Merritt Award
Committee, c/o D. Sewell,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis
Drive, Madison, 32340, or fax. to
850/973-1685 or email to
Auditions to be
held at NFCC
The North Florida Community
College music program will hold
auditions for singers, dancers and
musicians for a musical
production, "I'll Be Seeing You,"
featuring music from the 1940's
today, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m., in
the Hardee Building (Bldg. 11)
located on NFCC's Madison
. For more information please
contact (850) 973-1643 or email
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B-2 Taco Times January 18, 2006
SIr-", TCDA to lead effort to create
S'development plan' for Taylor
Editor's note: The Taylor County Development Authority
(TCDA) will be leading an effort this year to create a strategic
economic development plan for Taylor County. As a first step,
the TCDA has been given permission to reprint this,
Community Economic Development "Plan of Action." This is
the first segment of a six-part series.
The author, William H. Fruth is the president of Policom
Corporation, an independent economics research firm
located in Palm City which specializes in studying the
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Please see page 3
Welcome to a fiesta of spelling...
a carnival of consonants...
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m a @ o o c o oa q -0 0 w o a m
Lettersto t he Editor
Girls' soccer t(
The 2005-06 TCMS girls' soccer
team finished up the season with a
record of 13-1. We couldn't have
accomplished this task without the
great coaching and help of Dale
Brewer and Kasey Johnson.
Without them, this year wouldn't
have been as exciting and
Coach Brewer, you've been a
father figure to each and every one
-of us throughout our middle school
years. 'It!s hard to put into words
how much you've done. We started
out with just a few of us being little
sixth graders who were scared of
ybou and the middle school.
Throughout the years,.more of the
students in our grade joined the
team and you helped all of us grow
up and mature into better players as
well as people. We have gained so
many memories with you that will
stay in our hearts forever. You took
la team that was just trying to learn
the basics of soccer and turned us
into what seems like one big
family. Not only were you our.
poach, you were also our friend,
doctor, teacher, body-guard and the
person who encouraged us the
most. We knew that if you couldn't
do it, then nobody else could.
eam gives than
In .conditioning, practice and
games, you pushed and strived
every time for us to ,do our best.
You have helped .all 'of us gain
confidence in ourselves, become
close to one another, make it
through our middle school years,
and most importantly, taught us the
real game of soccer.
Coach Kasey, we don't even
Sunday night I was blessec*to be
a participant in our annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
The speaker was Dr. Joseph
Webster Sr., gastroenterologist as
well as founder, president and
chief executive officer of the
Webster Surgical Center.
The message was a Wake-up call
for me, and I pray for others. His
message made me realize that Dr.
King Jr. is not coming back and
Jesus will return when the time
comes. He alsosaid that we as a.
black race o&people need a leader
that is dedicated: to the cause of
freedom as Dr. King was. It also
made me realize that until someone
is Willing to' take up the cross, is
willing to die for what they believe
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
123 S.'Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888,
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
DEBBIE CARLTON SUSAN H. LINCOLN
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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. .
ks to coaches
know where to start. We look up to
you so much. Every time we' need
someone to talk to on or ofd the
field, we know we can always
come to you. You have been there
for us from day one. We cherish
the things you have done for us in
the classroom, field, and in life in
,, Please see page 3
a wake-up call'
in, it is up to us.
I have made a promise to myself
that I will try until the day I die
with God's help to change one
person at a time. We all know that
is starts at home. I have a two-year-
old grandson, so I will begin with
him, and I will choose one young
man on the corner to pray for daily
that God will touch both of them.
We must start somewhere, or our
,* Please see page 3
city manager on
utility bills plan
Re: City is owed $236,000 in
It is apparent that the new city
manager, Bob Brown, does not
have rental property. If he does, he
is completely out of his mind to
propose that property owners will
guarantee the utility bill of anew
renter before service is connected.
Property owners have enough
problems with renters and now
Brown proposes property owners
guarantee utility bills. Oh! Give'
me a break. I just calculated my
losses on two houses. One house
created a minus $4,000 and other
created a minus $3,000.
With renter failure to pay rent
and the laws blocking a quick
eviction, the property owner is left
with damage, clean-up and court
So City Manager Bob Brown
can guarantee all the renters' utility
bills of any renter I have if he
wants to. But, for me, I will not
ever guarantee anything--
ordinance or no ordinance.
Also, if Mr. Bob Brown wishes
to become a landlord/property
owner so he can guarantee utility
bills, I have two houses to sell'him
cheap. My sister has a duplex to
sell him too.
I had been in the football stadium the
previous night, watching soccer
statistics fly by, but on Wednesday,
January 11,1 I was in the media center of
Taylor County Middle School where 25
studious spellers gathered for an
excellent competition of words.
It would have been nice if the "girl"
words had landed upon the girls and
the "boy" words upon the boys, but this
bonanza of _spelling found boys
verbally. battling. -ith the shimmery
spelling of ornate bracelet, expensive.
jewel, spangled anklet and elegant
enamel, while girls shrieked at words
like grenade, general, wrench and
toehold. And wouldn't you know it?
The boy in camouflage ended up with
the word, fancilyy." It was unnatural
but courage was plentiful in this room.
Short words seemed to go to tall
people, while tall people fielded the
spelling of short words. The undertow
in the media center was filled with the
hopes and dreams of parents -and
students alike, as school administrators
worried about the eventless of the
competition, suppressing any urge to
mother these, students but worrying
about them all the same. N6-one wants
to demolish their self esteem.
"Don't panic," said Superintendent of
Schools Oscar Howard Jr. as he
addressed the 25 contestants in the
early hours of the school day, Jan. 11.
Clyde Cruce echoed that message and
urged the students to meditate on each
word, swallow hard, and then begin
spelling. "You're all champions," they
both announced, : but the search
continued for that top speller in the
district who could be formally
introduced, even after results were
Immediately, the superlative
competition was underway and I saw a
young contestant quiver. It was one of
the fiercest bees I can recall, with
students rifling through 117 word's
before' a winner was found to conclude
In a community overwhelmed by
forestry, it was interesting to see
students consider other careers: to be a
paralegal, or administer a grant, use a
nozzle as a firefighter, or assess'
surcharges, or prevent explosions, to
design a blockade, or teach others
about the Trinity, the sabbath and the
holiness of a chapel. Of course,
knowing about the Gulf of Mexico--it's
not surfable here--could pave the way
for correctly spelling seaculture, and
understanding aquanaut, while
remembering the significance of water's
salinity and plentiful scallops.
I confess my own horror when one
student heard that his word was
"docudrama" but I was pleasantly
surprised when the word was easier to
articulate than banana or adhesion.
Hence, the formula for a good speller is
obscure; you memorize some words,
you sound others out--hoping for a
couple of lucky breaks along the way,
an intermission for caffeine or a
winnable moment when the domino
a jamboree of connections
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
effect has removed all players around
you, It doesn't matter if you've never
learned tpo blanch vegetables, you
simply must be able to spell the
It is critical to be committed to the
cause, a fiesta of spelling, a carnival of
consonants, jamboree of
conjunctions, .pulsating with vowels
that delight those who love words. On
television, spelling bees seem more
removed. But up close and personal,
you can see the freckles onr'a speller's '
face, along with that nervous look
which surfaces when the pronouncer
asks for the spelling of interlinearr" or
"sternum.'" Of course, this stream of
words is. presented humanely, for no
q one on the opposite side. of the
microphone is without compassion. No
one peers down upon the contestants
like a condor. As words emerge that are
not routinely used by young people, the
others grimace; these children need not
be worried by a thyroid, or
decomposition or pallbearers. And
what would they know of a balefire?
They have to worry about curfews,
class schedules, squabbles with friends
and the median-of the highway as they
prepare to drive. But what do they
know of whelking? Science paves the
.!' way for reactants and plasma, but who
can prepare a student for a fatality?
Who can prepare any of us? The.
ugliness of life is communicated in the
essence of its words, which can repulse
or edify. Don't be left in shambles, nor
.allow others to oppress you, but
remember that a word fitly spoken can
thrill a heart.
I. don't disapprove of learning the
spelling of any and every word, it's just
that someone obviously goes to the
vault-or.at least to an unused closet--
to pick out some of these 'words,
pondering the meaning of "malignant"
and ''decompose." Is it a misadventure
in the name of spelling, or a glimpse of
what the next competition--the regional
bee-- will bring for this event's winner?
SThat day will be immersed in more of
the same, as contestants ask for the
meaning of interreflection and the
opportunity to hear shingles- used in a
sentence. If you're feeling torpid, it will
be a long day indeed.
So pay attention. Look pleasantly at
the geranium in the window and that
chocolate confection on the coverlet.
Your prize is to be released from this
madness and returned to the hallways
of Taylor County's District Schools.
Your performance was better than
decent, and your reward will be too. .
Please don't misinterpret the goal. of
this column. It is neither to win your
affection or dispute your worthiness,
but it's my clumsy attempt at using all
117 words to give accolades to the top
three winners of this year's bee: James
Clover, Richard Dickey and Shane
The fulsome odor of losing drove
Clover to the top spot, from which he
will not flee .as a deserter.
Congratulations, to one and all!
IIP i I I-I I _
B-3 The Taco Times January 18, 2006
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Fdr Salee 1999- Riverview 16x80 mobile
ome on I acre lot 3 bed/2 bath. $68,000.
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Help Wanted Badcock and More Set up
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Required Good Driving Record No phone
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Experienced housekeeper needed.
Dependable with reliable transportation is
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Steinhatchee Landing Resort, 203 Ryland
Circle, Steinhatchee, FL 32359. 352-498-
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
Adult Case Manager #2156 & 1187
A minimum of a bachelor's degree with a
major in counseling social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education, Health
education, or related human services field;
or a bachelor's degree and two years full
time or equivalent 'experience working with
adults experiencing serious mental illness
valid .Driver's license. Shift 8 AM 5 PM /
Monday- Friday Salary: $10,75 per hour or
$12.92 OPS Status
Masters Level Therapist (#2266)
Masters degree from an -accredited
university or college wili a major in the.
field of counseling, social work,
psvcroiogy. or a related human services
field and two years of professional
experience- in providing services to
persons 'with oenavioral illness prior
experience working with children who have
emotional issues required some local
travel required license preferred. Shift: 8
AM 5 PM, Monday Friday,
Licensed Therapist (#2266c).
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in the
field of 'counseling, social work,
psychology, or a related human services
field and two years of professional
experience in providing services to
persons with behavioral illness, Prior
experience working-with children'who have
emotional issues required some local
travel required license required. Shift:
Monday Friday/ Variable hours, some
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Masters Level Therapist ( e2267
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field of counselinhq social work,
psychology, or a related human services
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Some local travel required License
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licensed Therapist (#2267a)
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field of counseling social wor',
psychology, or a related human services
field and two years of professional
experience in providing services to
persons with behavioral illness License.
required Some local travel required,
Substance abuse knowledge preferred.
Shift. variable hours, some Late Afternoon
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions
Human Resources '
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WANT ... IY', li
'rComic Books (collectibles-any year)-
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars'
Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards Sports Memorabilia .
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys
Ca*ll MrkSo;o :a(5) ee601 s ,
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TAYLOR COUNTY BCC POSITION
System Administrator- Salary range:
$36,504-$47,629,44 + benefits= Direct
coordinate & support local area computer
Engineer I- Salary range: $50,024-
$65,269.97 + benefits+ Assist in
organizing, planning & completing county
Library Tech- P/T -20 hrs. week= includes
some evenings & weekends $7.29/hr.
Library circulation duties; and children's
Roll Off Attendant Call in only= may
include weekend or evening work $6.49/hr.
Substitutes at county solid waste
collection sites to insure proper
procedures are followed,
Utilities Mechanic- $8.86 hr. Processing
recycle materials for marketing plus some
mechanical and maintenance work.
Road Mte. Tech- $8.04/hr.
Entire job description, requirements and
application can be obtained from www.tcfl-
libinfo.com or Taylor Employment
Connections, 1702 S. Jefferson Street.
Beginning salaries commensurate with
education and experience. Positions open
until filled, EEO/VP/DT/ background
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Local John Deere Dealership is looking for
an experienced technician to diagnose,
repair and provide general maintenance for
construction and forestry equipment,
Qualified candidate must have full range
of tools, be customer service oriented, and
require little supervision.
Our company provides a drug-free
environment with competitive pay,
excellent health and dental benefits, and
401 (k) Retirement & Profit Sharing Plan.
Qualified applicants should send resume
to H.R. Manager, P.O., Box 3329, Albany,
GA 31706 or email resume to
HOME EVERY WEEKEND
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
The Florida Department of Transportation
has a vacancy in Taylor County (Perry,
FL) for the following positions:
Position Number: 55004946
Broad Band Title: Industrial Truck and
Tractor Operator level 2
Working Title: Heavy Equipment Operator
Closing Date: 01/24/06
For more information concerning job
description requirements and to apply
online go to :
You may also call 1-877-562-7287. The
Department of Transportation is an Equal
Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Drug
Free Workplace employer.
Full time Office Administrator position
available for busy development sales
office in Steinhatchee. Must be
professional, good communicator, posses
excellent computer and telephone skills
and be self motivated. $10 hourly. Mail
resume to Ramona Griner, Steinhatchee
Rivergate, P.O Box 899, Steinhatchee, FL
32359 or call for an appointment 352-498-
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FT Payroll Specialist HS diploma or-
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strongly preferred, Must be detail oriented
FT Groundskeeper Outdoor work.
Experience desired but not required. Must
be able to lift more man 50 pounds and
operate lawn maintenance equipment
FT Care Coordinator Must conduct
resident 'assessments and work closely
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model, Compassionate approach and
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RN Supervisor Unrestricted Florida RN
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SLPN-Dlrect Care Non restricted FL License
required: Experience preferred
PT Personnel Specialist HS diploma or
equivalent required. Must be proficient in
MS Office Suite, including Access &
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policy) and workers' compensation/OSHA
administration experience strongly
preferred. Knowledge of Florida W/C
required. Good organizational, and
customer service skills required.
Benefits for FT positions include health,
"dental, life, disability, savings. AFLAC,
access to onsite daycare and fitness
facilities. EOE; Drug Free Workplace,
S Criminal background checks required.
Apply in person at .ACV Personnel
Department Mon, through Fri., 9:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m.,*Center Village Hall, 10680
CR 136, Dowling Park. FL; fax resume to
(386)658-5160, or visit www.ACVillage.net.
Taylor County. Provide crisis intervention
and domestic/sexual violence counseling
to hotline callers and residents. Assist
residents and their children in a
community living environment. Crisis
intervention skills required. Part-time,
every other weekend and vacation
coverage may require some overnights.
Requires Bachelor's degree in social work
or two years related experience.
ANEOE Refuge House is committed to
respecting and valuing diversity. Please
send resume with cover letter stating
position being applied for to:
Refuge House, Inc.
P.O. Box 20910
.-- Tallahassee, FL 32316
Fax 413-0395 '
Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Wanted Izuzu and Toyota
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Sitting Model needed for art studio. Call
Wanted Old Appliances!
If your getting a new appliance because
yours has bit the dust give me a call I'll
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it out of your way. Washers, dryers,
freezers and stoves. Call 843-0356
WANTED TO BUY: guns Winchester,
Browning & Remington. Call 386-804-7716
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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE IHIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK, 'NATIONAL T'Rl8f-
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MOROAN
STANLEY ABS CAPITOL I, INC. TRUST 20Q5-
HE2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-HE2,
Case No. 05-765-CA
SHEILA HOUSTON A/K/A SHEILA MARIA
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated January 04, 2006 and entered In
Case No. 05-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the THIRD Judicial Circuit In and for
TAYLOR County, Florida wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK, NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN
STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I, INC. TRUST 2005--
HE2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGcH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-HE2, Is.:the,
Plaintiff and SHEILA HOUSTON A/K/A
SHEILA MARIA HOUSTON; ESSIE MAE
RIDGEWAY; are the Defendants, I will.sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
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Soccer players recall many lessons...
at 108 N. JEFFERSON STREET ON THE
FRONT STEPS OF THE TAYLOR COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM. on the 9th
day of February, 2006, the following
described property as set forth in said
LOT 10, BLOCK E, OF THE TOWN OF
DREAMLAND, A MAP OR PLAT OF SAID
SUBDIVISION BEING ON RECORD IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID LAND BEING IN
SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE
7JEAST, TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A7/K/A 1617 Woodward Street, Perry, FL
Witness my hand and the seal of this
court on January 5, 2006
Annie M. Murphy
Clerk of Court
By- Marti Lavale
I THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
CASE NO. 2005-187-DR
IN9 RE: The marriage of:
Brandy Lynn Crews, Wife,
James Curtis Crews III, Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF
TO: James Curtis Crews, III
7475 Luther Wilson Road
Greenville, Florida 32331
Yf)U ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on E. Bailey
Browning III, Attorney For Petitioner,
whose address is: E. Bailey Browning III;
Post Office Drawer 652; Madison, Florida,
32341 on or before February 13, 2006,
and file the original with the clerk of this
Court at: Taylor County Clerk of Court;
Post Office Box 620; Perry,'Florida 32348
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you (ail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition. Copies of all court documents
In this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review these
documents upon request. You must
keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
-information. Failure to comply can result
-in-sanctions, including dismissal or striking
SHon. Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By: Marti LaValle D.C.
In-the Circuit of the 3rd Judicial Circuit of
Florida, in and for Taylor County
Washington Mutual Bank, F.A., Successor
By Merger to Washington Mutual Home
toans, Inc. Successor In Interest by
Merger to Fleet Mortgage Corp.,
Case #: 05-578-CA
Susan T;iu: tia..vell; Shirley York Titus;
Clifford Raymond Titus; Capitai City
Bank; Tree Capital Credital Credit Union; Lee
Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.; Unkown
-bartles In possession #1; unknowns
parties in possession #2; 1' living,'and all
unknownn parties claiming by, through,
wonder and'against the above named
-lefendant(s) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties may claim an interest as
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees;, or
SNotice of Sale
,-Notice is Hereby Given pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 4, 2006, entered in Civil
I-: i.:.- -'" CA of the Circuit Court
:. -. : t i..1 : '. l Circuit in and for Taylor
-.ounty, Florida, wherein, Washington
-Mutual Bank, F.A., Successor by Merger
'to Washington Mutual Home Loans, Inc.
Successor in Interest, By Merger to Fleet
Mortgage Corp., Plaintiff and Susan Titus
Braswell are defendantss, I will sell to
!the highest and best bidder for cash, at
the West door of the Taylor County
'Cgourthouse, located at 108 North
J.efferson, Perry, Taylor County, Florida,
between 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. on
.March 9, 2006 the following described
property as ,set forth In said Final
Commence'at the Southwest corner of
the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast
SQuarter of the section 21, township 4
South, range 7 East, said corner being in
the center line of state road S-361 and S-
361-a (Paul Poppell Rd.) and run thence
North along the Quartersection line and
the center line of state road S-361,
+162.80 feet; thence run South 89
degrees 57 minutes west, 40.0 feet to a
point on the West right of, way boundary
f sold state road S-361 said point being
STfie point of beginning. From said point
'of'beginning run thence North 170.00
feet along the west right of way
-bpoundary of said state road S-361 (said
;oad boundary being 40 feet West of
"and parallel to the centerline of said
"road and to the said quarter section
S"line) to the point of intersection of said
right of way boundary and the North
boundary of section 21, township 4
.,-South, range 7 East; thence run south 89
degrees 57 minutes west along the
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north boundary of said section 21, 455.0
feet; thence run south parallel to the
center line of state road s-361, 170.0
feet; thence run north 89 degrees 57
minutes east, 455.0 feet to the point of
beginning. Situate lying and being in the
northwest quarter of the northeast
quarter of section 21, township 4 south,
range 7 east, Taylor county, Florida.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Taylor County Courthouse, 108
North Jefferson Street, Perry, FL 32347
within 2 working days of your receipt of
this Notice of Sale: If you are Hearing
Impaired Call: 1-800-955-8771; If you are
voice impaired call: 1-800-955-8770.
Dated at Perry, Florida, this 5 day of
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of The Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
BY: Marti Lavale
Taylor County Board of County
,Request For Qualifications
Aviation Consultant Services
Perry Foley Airport, Perry, Florida
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is inviting professional
aviation consulting firms to 'submit
statement of qualifications for providing
the services described below.
Ten(10) copies of qualification
statements must be delivered to: Taylor
County Clerk of, Courts at 108 N.
Jefferson Street (PO Box 620), Perry,
Florida 32347 by 4:00 PM, February 6,
2006 local time. Bids will not be
accepted after 4:00 PM local time. The
bids shall be opened and read aloud at
6:10 PM local time, February 6, 2006, or
as soon thereafter as practical. They shall
be opened in the Taylor County Board
of Commissioners meeting to be held at
Steinhatphee Community Center,
Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee, Florida
during a regularly scheduled Board
meeting. The proposals should be
submitted in a sealed package and
labeled that the package is being
submitted for "Airport Consulting Services
at the Perry Foley Airport."
Qualification statements are limited to a
total of 30 pages, including transmittal
letter, resumes, and all exhibits; but
excluding divider pages. No table of
contents is required. The statements
must contain the following information
presented in the following order:
1. Transmittal letter.
2. Experience in aviation consulting.
Describe relevant experience on similar
projects of the lead firm, as well as any
proposed subconsultants. Clearly state
roles and responsibilities of each firm on
the team, and include an organizational
3. Staff experience in aviation consulting.
Provide an organizational chart of key
project staffing, Individual role and
responsibility of each person, and
include appropriate or condensed
4. Proposed method to achieve
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
participation goal of 10.97 percent.
5. Proof of professional liability Insurance
for the lead firm.
6. References on projects completed
within the past five years.
Services will be secured in compliance
with the policies and procedures of the
Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners and FAA Advisory
Circular 150-5100-14C. A Consultant
Selection Committee will be established
to review and evaluate all qualification
statements submitted. A team may be
selected from g the qualifications
statements, or if deemed necessary, a
minimum of three teams will be invited
to make a formal presentation. The
format and date of the presentation will
be established at the time of short listing,
Qualification statements will be
evaluated and scored by the following
1. Transmittal letter 10
2. Team organization & experience 30
3. Staff organization & experience 40
4. DBE Plan 10
5. Proof of insurance 1Q
The Taylor County Board of County
SCommissioners, reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all responses
without further action. Reference
checks may be used as a "tie-breaker"
in short listing, or used as additional
consideration during the formal interview
and final selection process.
Questions concerning tins RFQ must be
submitted in writIngi to Melody Cox,
Director of Administration, Taylor County
Administrative Complex, 201 East Green
Street, Perry, Florida 32347. All questions
and answers are public information.
SERVICES AND PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Service requested Include all
appropriate: General Consulting,
Planning, Environmental, Architectural,
Engineering, Construction Inspection,
Grant Procurement Assistance, Capital
Improvement Program Management
Assistance, Financial Consulting and'
other services as required. '
The projects) anticipated at the Airport
could consist of: runway and taxiway
improvemems, aircraft hangers, apron
improvements, NAVAIDS, airfield lighting,
terminal area development, airside
improvements, .planning and
we needed both of you, you
would always be there with a
shoulder for us to cry on. The
long bus rides, many practices,
weeks of conditioning, camps,
tournaments, games and all the
memories we have helped us
mature into stronger and better
people. Everything you have done
for the eighth graders on this team
will not only be with us in
school, but will stay with us
throughout our lives.
We could never thank both of
you enough for all the things
you've done. Whatever the next
few years bring, we hope that even
though you will not be coaching
us any longer, you will always
consider us "your team," because
we will always consider you "our
coaches." This isn't good-bye; it's
just see you later.
We would also like to extend a
big thank you to Mr. Doug
Cantrell for the many hard-
working practices he's put towards
helping our team to improve for
this past season and the many to
come. We love you Mr. Doug!
The eight grade girls'
soccer team at Taylor County
Continued from page 2
general. When Coach Brewer was
in one of his moods when we
weren't playing as good as he
knew we could, you could always
make us laugh. For example, last
year he was in one of those moods
during a game we weren't playing
too great in. In the middle of the
game, you went out onto the field
and picked up the ball while it was
still in play, not realizing what
you were doing. When you did
this you made everyone on the
team, even Brewer, laugh and
cheer up. That's just one of the
many things you did that made
this team the team it is now.
Through thick and thin, you are
always there for us when we need
it the most. When things were
going rough for any one of
the team, you always knew what
to say to make everything seem
better. You're like a big sister to
all of us and we hope that will
It seems like just yesterday we
started out and now it's time for us
to leave the middle school. The
years have flown by right in front
*of our eyes. Without you both,
our middle school years would not
have been the same. We knew if
day we will wake up worse than
My grandson is just beginning
to talk. This morning I started
teaching him to say I am
somebody. When I am sure he
understands the meaning of this
sentence, I will add with God's
blessing, hard work and the proper
training (not -necessarily from me),
he can and will be anything he
chooses to be. I will not give up
on our young people because Gpd
has all power, he can change
anything. Anyone ask me, I
I am asking you to stop judging
Some of us Christians are
waiting for our young men and
This is my opinion,
Need more information?
Continued from page 2
community. However, they aren't
economic development activities.'
There are two simple goals or
features of an economic
1) Increase the flow of money
into the area.
2) Retard the flow of money qut
of an area.
By doing these two things, the
entire economy of the area is
enhanced as the total wealth, in the
community increases, benefiting
Next time: The Flow of Money
and Economic Impact (In-Flow)
For more information, contact
Taylor,County Economic Developer
Rick Breer at 584-5627.
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Emplvm ,entOD ntme
'Stop judging and do something
KING and do something about our women to come to church on their
Continued from page 2 problem. I may not live long own. We must pray them in the
enough to see the change, but I church--prayer changes things,
future will be lost forever, and one can leave this world knowing I anything.