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Taylor County
Since 1961


Twaco Imes Edition


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News


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Welcome
Florida Jr. Miss
contestants!
The 2006 Florida Junior Miss
Program has announced 'a
window/marquee contest to coincide
with the upcoming state event.
"Join us in welcoming" the 2005
state Jr. Miss contestants to Perry for
the week of Feb. 25 to March 5.
Decorate your business window or
marquee in the 'Spirit of Jr. Miss',"
program board member Deidra
Newman said.
Windows. will be judged by' the
contestants,Feb. 25. Winners will be
notified Feb. 27-and will be cognizedd
during the March 4.state priram.

Scouts be in,
annual food drive
During the month of February, the
Boy Scouts of America are celebrating
more than 96 years since their
founding. Again this year, local area
Cub and Boy Scouts will be collecting
food as part of Scouting's annual
Good Tern.
"A number of our neighborhoods
will have bags placed on the doors
during the week of Feb. 11-18. Those
homes will be revisited on Saturday,
Feb. 18, beginning at 1 a.m. Fbo
those homes where bags were
distributed, please leave food items on
the porch where they are visible from
the road," organizers said.
In addition, non-perishable food
items can be given to Scouts who will
be located outside of Winn Dixie
during the afternoon and early
evening Thursday, Feb: 16.
All items collected stay in Perry and
are distributed throughout the year by
local area churches. For additional
information concerning Scouting or
the-food drive, call 584-1569 or
584-9265.

Jamboree offers
music, dancing,
Live music and dancing are all part
of the fun at the monthly Taylor County
.Jamboree held at the Taylor County
Senior Citizens Center.
Admission is 'free: The next
jamboree will be held Saturday, Feb.
11, beginning at 7 p.m.

Tax.services
offered
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will offer
free tax preparation and e-filing in.
February.
Tax services will be offered' at the
Taylor County Public Library and at
the Steinhatchee Community Center.
Volunteers will be at the library,
every Monday and Saturday in
February;, Monday hours will be 9:30'
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday hours will
be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services in Steinhatchee will be by
appointment only. To make an
appointment, contact Bonnie at (152)
498-0050.
The AARP Tax-Aide Program is
available for residents of all ages and
income levels.
For more information, please call
Peggy at 584-2690 or Jean at 223-
2832..


Index

Living...page A-4
Sports...page A-6
Religion...page A-7
CommurInity...page E-1
EditoriaL..page B-53
Cla'sifieds...page 1-6


For Dixie, Taylor counties



River access, sewer top priorities


Steinhatchee and Jena are two
communities separated by. a river
and county lines, but they face
identical problems with public
river access and sewer issues as
growth increases in the area.
That was the consensus during a
overall friendly meeting between
the Taylor County Commissioners
and their counterparts from Dixie
County Monday night.
The hour-long workshop
;between the boards drew a crowd
that spilled out of the doors at the
Steinhatchee Community Center,
although no questions or comments
from the audience were permitted
so as many topics as possible could
be discussed.
The meeting began with the
ongoing search for a site for a
Steinhatchee ,River boat ramp, a
topic which first sparked interest in
a joint discussion.
Earle Greene, head of the
SteInhatchee Boat Ramp
committee, addressed both boards,


Land use


amendment

'delayed for

power plant
An amendment to Taylor
County's comprehensive plan,
sponsored by the consortium
behind the Taylor Energy Centet,
has been delayed after
- commissioners agreed with county.
staff Monday night that an
amended application was turned in
too late.
According to County
Administrator Buddy Humphries,
the power plant group had
submitted an application to change
the land use classification of 3,300 '
acres from agricultural to
industrial.
B, Florida Statute, counties may
only submit large' scale'
amendments such as the one
proposed twice a year. The Taylor
County Commission adopted a
policy last year by which
amendments are collected through
the year and submitted together in
packages. The deadlines to submit
applications are Jan. 1 and July 1,
each year.
The power plant's initial
application was received prior to
Jan. 1'. and "included the
anticipated concurrency impacts
for traffic, water, sewer, floor area

Please see page 2


outlining several items he .was
asking from them.
First, he asked commissioners to
"schedule a dedicated public


hearing in the very near future to
educate both the public and you the
commissioners."
According to Greene, the last


boat ramp committee meeting drew
some 80 people and he pointed out
that it was impractical to try to hold
such a public hearing during a


Students and administrators alike share a smile as Taylor County Elementary School's
Anne Hendry, center, displays a playful side after learning she was named the district's
top teacher for 2006.


regular meeting.
'Greene also suggested hiring a
-* Please see page 2


'A+' in the classroom
Amid tears, flowers and words
of congratulations from co-
workers and students alike, Anne
L. Hendry was named 2005-06
Taylor County 'Teacher of the
Year Friday.
Hendry began her career with
the Taylor County School District
in 1978, when she was hired to
teach fifth and sixth grade
combination classes at
Steinhatchee School.
,- Please see page 3


Suspect fires shots at vehicle


A Steinhatchee man was arrested
Friday after law enforcement
officers say he chased another
vehicle with his truck and shot at
the occupants--who included an
eight-year-old child.
According to a report filed by'


Taylor County Sheriffs Office
Dep. Scott McKenzie, the victims
were leaving a residence on the
Salem Tower Grade, when James
(Phil) W. Bratcher, 53, got behind
them. .
"Bratcher fired one shot at the


victim's truck, hitting the left rear
bumper and quarter panel," said
McKenzie, "The victim identified
the weapon used as a shotgun."
The victims allegedly fled the
scene with Bratcher in pursuit.
According to the report, Bratcher


attempted several times to stop the
victims by driving ,around them .
and trying to place his truck in their :
path.
"On one attempt 'to stop the
victims," said McKenzie,
"Bratcher's vehicle struck their
truck, causing them to almost lose
control. At this point they went off
the road. '
"According to the victims,
Bratcher thought they were stuck.
He pulled up close to their truck
and pointed his gun out of the"
driver's side window.
"The victim was able to get his -
truck going again, and drove
toward Keaton Beach at a high rate
of speed," McKenzie said.
"Bratcher's pursuit of the victims
ended somewhere around Bird
Island. The victims drove to a
Please see page 3


Developer donates $10 million to UF


Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt Sr., the St.
Petersburg physician who is
planning to.develop some 3,800
acres' along the Taylor County


coast, recently donated $10 million
-to the University of Florida's
department of biomedical
engineering.


Ten years .ago, Pruitt suffered a
heart attack and was kept alive by a
refrigerator-sized biomedical
device while he awaited a


Shown during a recent ceremony acknowledging Dr. Pruitt's gift are (left to right) UF
President Bernie Machen, Dr. Pruitt and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Mincy of Perry.


transplant.
Now that same device is so small
it can be implanted into a patient's
chest.
Pruitt, himself a surgeon and
medical equipment inventor, is
amazed at the advances in medical
technology.
He cited that as one of his
reasons in making the donation,
one of the largest cash gifts ever
received by the university.
UF President Bernie Machen
called the donation a "truly
transformational gift" that will
allow the university to make strides
in a field that aims to save lives.
The gift also will focus attention on
the state's role as a center of
research and discovery, Machen
said.
Among qther projects, 'the
money will go toward
cardiovascular engineering,
epilepsy research and treatment
and the early detection of breast
cancer, said Pramod P.'
Khargonekar, dean of UF's college
of engineering.
He said the .money also will'
allow the college to expand its
number of faculty and graduate
students by offering fellowships.
"It opens a new era in the
trajectory of the college,"


Khargonekar said.
The.gift is eligible for matching
funds from the state's Major Gift
Trust Fund. That would produce a
$20 million endowment- for what
will now be known -as the J.
Crayton Pruitt Family Department
of Biomedical Engineering,
UF already has applied for the
matching funds, and officials are
hoping the additional money will
become available this year or next,
Khargonekar said.
Pruitt, 74, graduated from Emory
University's School of Medicine in
1963. He devoted his career to the
treatment of stroke and pioneered
the surgical treatment of carotid
artery arteriosclerosis for the
prevention of stroke.
'Among his inventions is a device
used during surgery to clean out
arteries that carry blood to the
brain.
Pruitt founded his own company
to manufacture and distribute
the device and. other surgical
products.
UF's department of biomedical*
engineering was launched in 1997.
It now has nine faculty members,
dozens of researchers and more:
than 75 graduate students.
Research expenditures last year
approached $2 million.


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Commissioners agree to move forward with sewer plans
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PRIORITIES
Continued from page 1
permitting consultant to h-eTp-
study the option.
"I encourage both counties to
continue to work together.
Whatever we do will benefit both
sides. We were commissioned to
find solutions to long range
access. There are solutions," he
said.
"I guess the first question is, are
you interested in working
together?" Taylor County
Commission Chairman Daryll'
Gunter asked the four Dixie
County commissioners present.
"Yes," said Dixie County
Chairman John Drigger, but added
that he did not want to commit tb
anything yet.
His fellow commissioners
agreed.


POWER PLANT
Continued from page 1
ratios, impervious surface
amounts, etc., that would be
generated by a power generation
facility similar to the size
proposed," Humphries told
commissioners.
A public hearing would have
been held on the'application at the
March 2 meeting of the Taylor
County Planning Board.
"Discussions, with the
Department of Cultural Affairs,
however, revealed that the
concurrency calculations for such a
change could not be based on a
power generation ,facilition, but
would have to be based on general
industrial uses," Humphries said.
"This method would result in
impact calculations that would far
exceed those of a power generation
facility.
"The power group decided to
submit an amended application
that would create a separate land
use category within the
comprehensive plan for power
generation facilities. The planning
department is presently awaiting
receipt of the new application."
The .North Central Florida
Regional Planning Council.
.which examines amendments
submitted to the planning board,
determined that it was not possible
to perform a sufficiency review
and prepare public notices in time
to meet local notice requirements
'to hold a public hearing at the
planning board's March 2 meeting,
Humphries said.

"The planning board has four
other amendment' applications,
pending, which include the missile
amendment. Steinhatchee height
restrictions, and the Kenneth
Hutchins and Lindsey Island laid
use amendments," he said.
"In order forthe amendments to
count as one application, all
amendments have to be
transmitted at the same time. The
four amendments were submitted
in a timely manner and are ready


"We're committed to find a
solution," said Commissioner
Marcus Hays.
The solution, however, might
not necessarily be a new boat
ramp, but perhaps more parking
for the existing boat ramp on the'
Dixie County side of the river,
Hays said.
"I am not in favor of spending
taxpayer funds on the other side,"
Taylor County Commissioner Pat
Patterson said. "But I will listen."

"Jena and Steinhatchee are a
very unique situation," Taylor
County Commissioner Jack
Brown said, after pointing out that
he too had concerns of spending
Taylor County funds in Dixie
County.
"We can work together for many
issues," he said.


to be advertised for public hearing
on March 2."
The options were to delay the
power group's application to the
July 1 cycle, or to delay the other
four amendments' to the April 3
planning board meeting.
Humphries told commissioners
the planning staff was not looking
for a vote from the commission,
but just after their opinions on the
matter.
Corpmissioners were in
agreement that the power plant's
application be delayed.
The utilities behind the Taylor
Electric Center--Jacksonville
Electric Authority, Florida
Municipal Power Agency, Reedy
Creek Improvement District and
the City of Tallahassee--signed
letters of intent to purchase the
land in question in September of
last year. The site is about four
miles southeast of Perry, by
Highway 27, just east of Buckeye.
The group is proposing td buildf"
an 800-megawatt; coal-fired power
plant with an expected cost of
$1.5 billion. '


"I also want to keep an open
mind," Taylor County
Commissioner Malcolm Page
said, but added, "I can't support a
ramp upriver from the bridge." His
comment elicited a round of
applause from the audience.
Page also pointed out that they
have only received one 'letter
supporting the boat ramp's
October recommendation of a site
upriver of the bridge on the Dixie
County side.

"I'd much rather spend money
on a joint sewer," Gunter said.
"That's much more important."
"We have one of the best boat.
ramps in Florida," 'said Dixie
County Commissioner James
Valentine, whose district includes
Jena., "We just need parking."
"I think both sides want to see a
positive outcome," Hays said,
echoing Valentine's suggestion of
finding more parking for the
existing ramp, drawing another
bout of applause.
Gunter then offered that he had
met with representatives from the
state who maybe able to help find
a location for a boat ramp.
Commissioners on both sides
agreed to hold the joint public
hearing in the near future, but no
date was selected at the workshop.
Discussions quickly turned to
the issue of sewers in the
Steinhatchee and Jena area.
Frank Darabi with' the
environmental consultants group,
Darabi and Associates, addressed
the commissioners.
His firm just completed a
feasibility study funded by the
Suwannee River Water
Management District for a
proposed centralized wastewater
.system.
According to the study, the total
cost for such a system would be
$38.7 million for a gravity
collection system or $49.5
million for a low pressure
collection system. The annual
operation and maintenance costs
wereestimated at $330,000 for the
gravity system and $395,000 for
the low pressure system...
i'it's exl.en ie; but oi ..ca lt.
afford to not have it," Darabi said.
"The sooner the better," he said.
"'It gets more expensive the longer


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Darabi said a big problem would
be to form an utility authority to
own and run the system. His
recommendation was to have the
plant in Taylor County and sell
wholesale to Dixie County.
He added that the project could
be done in phases, with the first
phase costs estimated at $10-12
million.
"The problem is as developers
are pressed into building their own
systems, you will have 'haves' and
'have nots,'" Darabi said.
"Do you want to move forward
on this," Gunter again asked the
Dixie County commission.
"Yes," Valentine said.
"We all think it is a good
system. One system is better than
two," Hays said, but he added"
"both boards should be represented
even if the plant is on the Taylor
side."
"This could be set up like the
Aucilla Area Regional Landfill,"
Brown said..
Bethea suggested that one
commissioner from each board,
along with each county attorney
form a committee to work on a
draft authority.
"The water board needs to be
involved. Water bills pay for
sewer," Darabi said.
Commissioners agreed and
Bethea and Valentine volunteered
to represent their respective
commissions. It was also agreed
to have each county administrator
join the committee.
Darabi added that time was
critical as any such ',utility
authority would have to be
authorized by the Florida
Legislature and the deadline for
submitting a bill was fast
approaching.
Bethea and'Valentine agreed to
try to meet as early as next week.
Although the commissioners
had planned to tackle several other
issues including emergency
medical services and solid waste,
the boat ramp and sewer system

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discussions took them to the end
of the planned hour for the
meeting.

Driggers said that it was a good
start.


"I think our goal was
accomplished this evening," he
said, drawing a final round of
applause from the audience and
singling an end to the workshop.


Feb. 11 deadline nears for

'Doing What's Right' awards
A Feb. 10 deadline has been set for nominations for the 2006 "Doing
What's Right" awards. Sponsored by the Perry/Taylor County Chamber
of Commerce, the awards will be presented during the annual chamber
banquet planned Friday, Feb. 24.
Awards will be presented to individuals "who have demonstrated a
unique commitment to a cause or effort that is simply unsurpassed in its
dedication and devotion, and who .assumes these above-and-beyond
challenges without expectation of compensation or recognition," Chamber
Director Dawn Taylor said. Nominations forms are available at the
chamber office.. .


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A-3 The Taco Times February 8, 2006


Success measured student by student


TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Continued from page 1


She then taught kindergarten and
second grade classes at Perry
. Primary School before spending a
10-year stretch at Perry
Elementary School teaching fifth
grade.
Hendry was the Taylor County
School District Safe and Drug
Free Coordinator from 1991 to
2001, and has taught third grade
since.
Her educational background is as
diverse as her teachings, having
studied at, among other places,
Florida State University and the
University of Valencia in Spain.
In nominating Hendry,
Curriculum Specialist Deborah B.
Powers said, "Anne is an
outstanding educator and would
serve as an excellent representative
of the many professionals in the
field of education in Florida.
"Anne has the unique ability to
convey to her students how
important they are to her and how
much their achievements mean to
her. Along with the academic
requirements, much of what Anne
teaches is practical life skills
which they can use when they go
out into the world.
"Due to her many fine personal
qualities, not the least of which is,
her sense of humor, she serves as
an excellent role model for young
people and for this same reason, is
held in the highest regard by her
peers.
"Ann invests her time and.
energies in every aspect of the
child's life, including strong
efforts toward building parental
involvement in the education of
her students. The parents respect
and admire her and they are always
aware of their child's progress. Her
peers seek her out for advice in
this area as well as others. She is
frequently placed on school
committees to represent them,
because of her leadership abilities.
"Anne is an organized, loving,
efficient, knowledgeable,
hardworking teacher. She is
constantly searching for new ways
to improve .herself professionally
qnd is continually setting new and
higher goals for herself.
jPajenL tAnp .n Russell also


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back fondly on third grade.
Former student Jessica Welch
said, "Ms. Hendry is the best
teacher in the world! She always
made things fun. When we had a
question or problem, she would
always help us to understand it


achievements of my students each
year as they consistently score
above the school and state
averages on standardized testing
in reading and math, but this is
only one measure of their success
and mine.


Hendry added.
"We're very fortunate to have
such a rich collection of 'great'
teachers in our school district,"
said Superintendent of Schools
Oscar Howard Jr.
"Ms. Hendry is a prime example


submitted words of praise for
Hendry.
"Ms. Hendry is my son's third
grade teacher. I am very involved
in his education and have been
delighted and impressed by what I
have experienced this year. Ms.
Hendry is among the most skilled,
compassionate and dedicated
teachers that I have known.
"Ms. Hendry demonstrates an
exemplary communication style.
She makes effective use of a
planner to communicate
interactively with parents 'on a
daily basis regarding their child's
behavior and progress.
"Ms. Hendry responds quickly
to e-mails and has called me after
school hours when she felt it was
appropriate. I highly value this
parent-teacher collaboration as do
the other class parents. Ms.
Hendry's communication style
with her students. is especially
wonderful to see.
"In a classroom with vastly
different emotional, academic and
social levels, Ms. Hendry meets
each of their individual needs with
patience and respect. Her students
learn to be polite by example and
respond extremely well to the
positive behavior program which
Ms. Hendry has utilized.
"I asked my son what was the
best thing about having Ms.
Hendry as his teacher and he said,
'Everything...she's fun.'
"She makes learning fun for
everyone. With her sense of
humor and use of didactic
teaching,. Ms. Hendry instructs
with games, clay, sweet rewards,
student involvement, amusing
sa ings and more.
"She is keen to observe the
child who is not paying attention,
as % ell as the child who should be
challenged by doing something
outside the group. She rewards
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"Her students are so fortunate
because she makes learning fun,
but always maintains the highest
standards for academics and,
behavior. Anne is simply a great
teacher," he added.


Reception set

for Saturday

The community is cordially
invited to attend the 2006 Perry's
First Reception, planned Saturday,
Feb. 11.
The annual event will be held
from 4-6 p.m. at Jerkins
Community Center.
Several Taylor County African-
Americans who have achieved
notable recognition in the areas of
education, law, fine arts, industry,
competitions and medicine will be
honored.
Tributes to the "Mother of the
Civil Rights Movement" will be
provided by area youth
departments.
Residents are encouraged to
attend this African-American
History Month activity.


Shotgun, shells
confiscated after
search of truck

SHOTS
Continued from page 1
Keaton Beach store, where they
called law enforcement."
McKenzie said he examined the
victim's truck and "small holes in
the rear driver's side quarter panel,
which may have been made by a
shotgun. There was a large dent on
the passenger side door and white
paint on the door (the same color
as Bratcher's truck). The owner
also reported that the spare tire
was damaged in the shooting.!'
McKenzie said he met TCSO
Dep. Rusty Davis and Sgt. Ray
Kellerman at Bratcher's residence,
where they received permission to
a search of his truck.
A Hawes 10-gauge double barrel
shotgun was recovered as were two
rifles. The shotgun was seized as
evidence, as were 20, 10-gauge
double-ought buckshot shells.
- When questioned, Bratcher said
he did not "know (the victims)
were even in town." He also
denied shooting at or even
pursuing the victims, said
McKenzie.


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Teacher Anne Hendry reacts with excitement as Superintendent of Schools Oscar Howard Jr. tells her she has been
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County Elementary School.


better. ...Ms. Hendry loves me and
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"In order to become a better
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A-4 The Taco Times February 8, 2006


2005 reviewed...


Red Hats welcome 2006


Meet the board-..
As Perry plays host to this year's State Junior Miss Pageant, the behind-the-scenes work
and production will rest in the hands of this board of directors led by President Rick Olcott.
Here, Olcott is flanked on the back row by Gary Knowles and Randy Newman on the left, and
Mark Wiggins on the right. On front row are, from left: Amy Knowles, Deidra Newman,
Allison Bishop, Reba Olcott and Lori Wiggins. "We are working hard to produce a quality state
program and to re-establish the Junior Miss experience throughout Florida," said Olcott. The
program is planned for Saturday, March 4, in the Taylor County High School Auditorium.
Candidates arrive on Feb. 25 for a week of v.i.p. treatment in Perry and Taylor County.


Hayden Cecil Fringer
Jacob and Alicia Fringer of
Crawfordville announce the birth
of their son, Hayden Cecil, on
Dec. 29, 2005," at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9
pounds, 14 ounces, and was 22.4
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Larry
and Pamela Davis of
Crawfordville. Paternal
grandparents are Steve and Debra
Fringer of Manasa, Colo.
Maternal great grandparents are
John and Opal Sons of Perry, and

Tablescapes VII
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* The sky's the limit for the Perry
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planned Saturday, March 11.
Tickets are $15 and can be
obtained by calling Nell Barnett at
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Steve Wallace
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March 25, 2006
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March 25, 2006
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April 22, 2006
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May 6, 2006 I
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Allen Burke
May 6, 2006
Coleen Fuquay
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June 3, 2006
Misty McKenzie
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June 10, 2006
Lauren Blue
Cori Johnson,
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Hollie & Lee
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Eugene and Dorothy Davis of
Madison. Paternal great
grandmother is Alice Fringer of
Manasa.
Maternal great great
grandmother is Alice Ruth Sons
of Thomasville, Ga.


Lincoln makes
AU Dean's List
Katie Lincoln was named to the
Dean's List for the Fall-2005
semester at Auburn University in
Auburn, Ala.
Lincoln, the daughter of Don
and Susan Lincoln of Perry, is a
2003 graduate of Taylor County
High School. She is currently a
junior, 'pursuing a degree in
elementary education.
A member of Phi Mu sorority,
Lincoln earned a 3.80 grade point
average for the fall semester which
ended in December, 2005.


By CHERYL GREGORY
Publicity
Perry's chapter of the Red Hat
Society, the Roseheads, held their
first meeting/luncheon of 2006 on
Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Savannah
Moon Cafe in downtown
Thomasville, Ga. Twenty Red
Hatters (50 and over) attended, as
well as two Pink Hatters (under
50). The January planning
committee was composed of
Martelle Shiver and Deborah
Cooper.
The cafe closed early and re-
opened just for the, Roseheads.
Tables were decorated with red and
purple napkins, and flowers. A
Red Hat banner hung near the
front of the cafe, and a Red Hat
flag was in the window. On each
table, there was a magnetic Red
Hat calendar and mints--gifts from
the January hostesses for each lady
to take home.
Shiver rang the Red Hat bell and
welcomed everyone. Patricia
Lindsey gave an update on Queen
Mother Hattie Adams who was
recuperating at home and unable to
attend. Lunch orders of either
Savannah Salad with Grilled
Chicken Breast or Beefernickel
served with a side salad were
taken.
Cooper distributed copies to the
ladies to follow as Cheryl Gregory
and Mandy Cornelius gave a
"2005 in Review." Because there
are several cancer survivors in our
membership, and one member died
of cancer in 2004, everyone was
asked to consider forming a team
for the American Cancer Society's
Relay For Life.
As lunch was about to be
served, Shiver said the blessing.
"Fun Facts About Thomasville"
were shared and birthdays were
recognized with those present
receiving a Red Hat pocket planner


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Adults ages
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1st Price $500
2nd Prize $300
3rd Prize $200


1s Round Elimination Saturday, Feb. 11 7 pm
2nd Round Elimination Friday, Feb. 17 7 pm
Final round will be held Saturday, March 4 7
Children's Contest (age 16 & below)
ist Prize $100 2nd Prize $50
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Final Round Saturday, March 4 (following adults)
Pick up entry forms at Perry ElksLodge Tues. thru Sat, after 4 pm
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Contact James E. LaValle at 584-4166 for more information.


for 2006. Door prize winners
included Marne Helberg, Cookie
Workman .and Jeanne Raulerson;
each received a pocket planner.
Special attention was given to the
Pink Hatters in attendance, Mandy
Cornelius and Charlotte Karns,
with each receiving a door prize.
One of the cafe's specialties, a
White Chocolate Mousse with
Raspberry Sauce, was the dessert
ahd a perfect ending to an already
outstanding meal.
Planning committees were
announced for upcoming
meetings, and members were


reminded that meetings and
luncheons will be held the last
Saturday of each month.
The June committee will
coordinate the group's attendance
of the luncheon and fashion show
planned for Thursday, June 15, in
Monticello, in coordination with
the Jefferson County Watermelon
Festival. Tickets must be
purchased in advance.
Members were directed to nearby.
shops and areas of interest in
Thomasville.
The Red Hat bell was then
passed to the February committee.


HOUSTON CHRONICLE

promotes Perry native
Anna Lamb Singletary was promoted Monday to director of
productivity for the Houston Chronicle in Houston, Texas, by
Executive Vice President and General Manager Matt Oliver.
A graduate of Taylor County High School, Singletary earned her
Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Florida
in 1995. She joined the Houston Chronicle's Information
Technology Department' in May, 2000, as a system implementor.
Singletary moved to the human resources department in 2003 where she
"successfully led process teams throughout the organization in an effort to
cut expense and drive productivity." In her new role, Singletary will
continue her work in process improvement.'
She is the daughter of Walt and Deanna Lamb of Perry, and is married
to Jody Singletary, also originally from Perry.



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Barry Wilson, left, and Randy Lewis were guest speakers at
the Taylor County Historical Society's Jan. 16 meeting. Their
topic was the on-going restoration of the "Old Depot" and the
grant dollars being utilized to fund the project.


117 students

earn degrees

from NFCC
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College has announced that 117
students received associate degrees
and certificates for the fall term
2005, ending December 2005.
Taylor County graduates are:
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Brannan, Brent Brantley, Christina
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Sports


A-6 The Taco Times February 8, 2006


,District basketball tourney


Top-seeded 'Dogs


draw host Cowboys


Top-seeded Taylor County will
play fourth-seed Madison County
in the opening round of the
District 3-3A basketball
tournament Wednesday night in
Madison.
The Bulldogs will tangle with
the Cowboys following the other
first-round game which .gets
underway at 6 p.m. and features
second-seeded Florida High
taking on third seed Hamilton
County.
The winners will be guaranteed
,a state playoff berth and will play
-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for the
District championship.
Saturday's winner will get the
rhome-court advantage in the first
round of the state playoffs while
the loser must hit the road.


"Madison County has really
improved since the last time we
played. It's always tough to beat a
rival three times in the same year,
but that's what we'll be looking to
do," TCHS Coach John Davies
said.
Davies said his team's tough
schedule has them peaking about
the right time.
"Our team is playing with a lot
of poise. These guys have been
together for quite a while and that
solid chemistry is really showing
down the stretch," he said.
The Bulldogs have been state-
ranked in the Florida Sportswriters
Association poll since the second
week of the season and are
currently number 8.


12-unders set to sign-up next week


.The Babe Ruth Baseball 12 and
under Bambino Major League will
hold tryouts and registration
.February 13 and 14 at 5:30 p.m.
The league is for youngsters,
ages 11 and 12, as of April 30,
2006.
Players must attend one of the
.tryout dates and go through basic
,baseball fundamentals. All
.participants should bring their


gloves and come dressed to play
ball.
Registration will be held at the
Norman Park baseball complex on
Julia Drive. The fee is $35 per
player. All who register by the
appropriate dates will be drafted
on to a team.
For more information contact
the City Recreation Department at
584-3006.


10-under league registration Feb. 15-16


; The Babe Ruth Baseball 10 and
-under Bambino Minor League will
:hold tryouts and registration
'February 15 and 16 at 5:30 p.m.
The league is for youngsters,
ages 9 arid 10, as of April 30,
!2006.
SPlayers must attend one of the
|tryout dates and .go through basic
Baseball fundamentals. All
participants should brirng their


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ball.
, Registration will be held at the
Norman Park baseball complex on
Julia Drive. The fee is $35 per
player. All who register by the
appropriate dates will be drafted
on to a team.
For more information contact
the City Recreation Department at
5S4-3006.


Date Opponent Site Time
Feb. 10 Santa Fe Preseason Classic Away 4:00 pm
Feb. 11 Santa Fe Preseason Classic Away 11:00 am
Feb. 13 Rickards Away 7:00 pm
Feb. 16 Wakulla Away 7:00 pm
Feb. 17 NFC Home 6:00 pm
Feb. 21 Rickards Home 7:00 pm
Feb. 23 Santa Fe Home 6:00 pm
Feb. 25 Port St. Joe Home 1:00 pm
Feb. 28 Suwannee Home 7:00 pm
March 2 Bellevue Away 7:00 pm
March 4 NFC Away 11:00 am
March 6 Maclay Home 6:00 pm
- March 7 Santa Fe Away 6:00 pm
March 11 Madison Home 3:00 pm
March 13 Hamilton Home 6:30 pm
March 16 FL High Away 6:30 pm
March 18 Bellevue Home TBA
March 20 Lincoln National Invitational Away TBA
March 28 Maclay Away 4:00 pm
March 30 Suwannee Away 7:00 pm
April 4 Madison Away 5:00 pm
April 6 Hamilton Away 6:30 pm
April 8 Port St. Joe Away 1:00 pm
April 11 Dixie County Away 7:00 pm
April 13 FL High Home 7:00 pm
April 18 Lafayette Home 7:00 pm
April 20 Wakulla Home 7:00 pm
April 25 District Tourney Hamilton Away TBA
April 27 District Tourney Hamilton Away TBA

Pitching machine tryouts Feb. 20-21


The Babe Ruth Baseball 8 and
under (pitching machine) Rookie
League will hold tryouts and
registration February 20 and 21 at
5:30 p., ,,, .,, .... ,. ,,-,,
The league is for youngsters,
ages 7 and 8, as of April 30, 2006.
Players must attend one of the
tryout dates and go through basic
baseball fundamentals. All
participants should bring their


gloves and come dressed to play
ball.
Registration will be held at the
Norman Park baseball complex on
W,. Julia: Drive The fee 'is-.:$35 per
player. All who register by the
appropriate dates will be drafted
on to a team.
For more information contact
the City Recreation Department at
584-3006.


OrgaizeYur ife


TCMS soccer awards

honor student athletes
The Taylor County Middle School boys and girls soccer teams held
their annual banquet Saturday honoring the young men and women for
their respective seasons. "The girls' team had a fantastic year, ending with
a record of 13-1-2. The boys played hard all season and improved
tremendously throughout the year," said Coach Dale Brewer.
Individual 'awards for the girls went to:
MVP- Courteney Mincy;
Outstanding. Offensive Player- Savannah Cantrell;
Outstanding Defensive Player- Brooke Barton and Lakeidra Tumblin;
Leadership Award- Jordan Williams;
Most Improved- Hayden Barton and Heather Roberson;
Outstanding Newcomer- Macy Gregory;
Coaches Award- Sarah Vaughn.
Individual awards for the boys:
MVP- Wil Joiner;
Outstanding Defensive Player- Chris Morgan;
Outstanding Offensive Player- Caleb Murphy;
Hustle Award- Colby Murphy;
Rookie of the Year- Morgan Pelt;
Coaches Award- Trey Whiddon;
Lighten Up Award- Jonathan Lincoln;
Most. Improved- Jacob Borion.

T-ballers will register Feb. 22-23
Registration for the 5 and 6- Julia Drive.
year-old T-ball league will be held Youngsters must be ages 5 or 6
February 22-23 at 5:30 p.m. at the as of April 30, 2006. The fee is
Norman Park sports complex on $35 per player. __

Girls' softball sign-up set Feb. 22-23
Registration for the girls as of April 30, 2006. The fee is
softball league,.will be held, $35 per player.
February 22-23 at 5:30 p.m. at the
Norman Park sports complex on For more information, contact
Julia Drive. the City Recreation Department at
Youngsters must be ages 9-13 :584-3006.

Babe Ruth (15-U) tryouts in March
The Babe Ruth Baseball 15 and, *-.'gloves and come dressed to play
under league will hold tryouts and ball.
registration March 15 and 16 at Registration will be held at the
5:30 p.m. Loughridge Park Field on Hwy.
The league is for youngsters, 98. The fee is $40 per player. All
ages 13 through 15, as of April 30, who register by the appropriate
2006. dates will be drafted on to a team.


Players must attend one of the
tryout dates and go through basic
baseball fundamentals. All
participants should bring their


For more information contact
"the City Recreation Department at
584-3006.


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Mt. Zion to host 21st annual Black History


Perry native Vernita Claudette planned this weekend at New
Williams will headline the 21st Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
annual Black History Celebration Church.
The theme for this year's event
will be "Remembering the Past,
Embracing the Present, and
Trusting God for the Future." The
program begins at 3 p.m. on
Sunday, Feb. 12, at New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church.
"Everyone is invited," stresses
S' -y~ Pastor Izell Montgomery Jr., but a
I | special invitation is extended to all
i former youth who grew up in New
Mt. Zion and the East Perry
community to be "guests of
honor"--honoring the theme of
"Remembering the Past."
Addressing the focus on,
"Embracing the Present," Williams
and Troy Sneed Sr.--both Perry
Vernita Claidette Williams natives--will highlight the
First Assembly of God

Church burns mortgage
Church celebrates on Sunday, Feb. 12
Perry First Assembly of God, located on Julia Drive, welcomes District
Superintendent Bobby Thompson to the pulpit Sunday for a special
morning service beginning at 10:30 a.m. .
The service will be followed by a mortgage-burning ceremony and
covered dish meal. All former members and friends in the community are
invited to attend.
Sweetheart Youth Social scheduled
Music and dancing, food and door prizes, are planned at the Sweetheart
Youth Social on Saturday, Feb. 11, in Loughridge Park. From 1-5 p.m.,
ages 10 and under are invited but must be accompanied by an adult.'
Admission is $2. From 6-10 p.m., ages 11 and up will be welcomed for a
$3 admission fee. Parents are invited too.
For more information, please contact Chairperson Gloria "Sarah" Harris
at 838-9089 or any member of the B.D. Williams Court 200. Tickets will
be available at the door.
Women's conference next weekend
When Jan Silvious shows up at First Baptist Church of Perry next
weekend, organizers say you can expect her to bring armloadss of humor
and practical, biblical wisdom." Silvious is a popular author and speaker
for the nationally renowned Women of Faith conferences.
.-, Please see page 8


Obituaries X..
Leroy Russell
Leroy Russell, 60, ofEridu, died
.Feb. 2, 2006, in Perry.
Mr. Russell was a native and
lifelong resident of Taylor County
and a member of Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church. He was a painter
and sandblaster with Watkins for '
20 years.
Survivors include: his wife of 26
years, Rita Russell; two sons,
Tracy Russell of Shady Grove and
Justin Russell of Perry; three
daughters, Tammy Russell. Rena
Severance and Edna Davis. all of
Perry; four brothers, Homer
jRussell, R. C. Russell and Billy
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Williams is a pharmacist and an
attorney who graduated in the
Class of 1976 at Taylor County
High School, the only African-
American student in the top 10 of
that year's graduating class.
The daughter of Juanita Scott
and the late Claude Williams, she '
earned a Bachelor of Science
degree from Florida A & M
University in 1980 and, in 1981,
received her Florida pharmacy
licensure. In 1983, she earned a
Doctor of Pharmacy degree, also
from FAMU. She was then
employed by Howard University in
Washington, D.C., as an assistant
professor in the College of
Pharmacy, and was affiliated with a


number of professional
organizations while founding the
Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical
Fraternity.
In 1989, Williams graduated
from the University of Miami with
a Jurist Doctorate in Law.
Currently, she lives in Miami
and is an active member of one of
the fastest growing churches in
Florida, the New Birth Baptist
Church where Dr. Bishop T. Curry
is pastor.
She is a Bible teacher, associate
minister and directress of the
stewardship ministry. ,
Williams is self-employed as an
attorney specializing in
malpractice and real estate law.
She works in pharmacy on a part-'


First Baptist Church
of Perry

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Featured guest speaker
Jan Silvious
Registration forms & information are available
from the church office 584-7066.
Registration fee of $15 includes lunch.
(Deadline for registration is Feb. 10.)


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A photo- a mere.token.
A mem'ry stored away.
The delight is in the eye
of dreams that come to play. "

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A shade of things to be.
Hope casts out the shadow so
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They smile and wander past.
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the kiss that ever lasts.
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Guest soloist for th
history celebration will be
Sneed Sr., son,of Leroy
and Jeanette G. Flowers
A 1986 graduate of Taylo
High School, Sneed
Bachelor of Science d
elementary education froe
and became a minister of
the Georgia Mass Choir.
His musical accompl
have included a nominate
Grammy and now Sneec
wife, Emily, are co-pa
gospel music product
workshops while reside
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Celebration
Island.
he black The Perry Mass Choir will-
e Troy L. provide the music for -this;
Sneed Jr. occasion.
of Perry. As the celebration ends
xr County "Trusting God for the Future," wil
earned a call for a recognition of African_=
egree in American youth in the areas--of
m FAMU academics, sports and communrity
music for achievements. =-:_
The service will close withEfiE
lishments New Mt. Zion Alumni CfiaiE
ion for a singing songs of years and icdil-
d and his shared.
rtners in "We look forward to yur-
ons 'and presence and participation Withl
ing with great anticipation," said mem Nst-
Fleming of the Black History Committe-:-'


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CHURCH
Continued from page 7
-The women's conference--open to anyone--begins at 8:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 18, and continues until 2:30 p.m. with lunch included.
Tickets are $15.
-The "Legacy of Love" conference will also feature praise music led by
the- Women's Praise Team of First Baptist, as well as special guest
worship leaders, Covenant, from Fort Myers.
'Nursery care will be provided for. chdrkken ages ,12 and under.
Conference attendees are asked to brng non-perishable food donations for
thie Father's Storehouse Ministry, a First Baptist outreach serving Taylor
County families with food and clothing.

a Rehearsals planned for Goston services
-Mass choir rehearsal will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. for the
homecoming service of Lillie Bell Goston. The rehearsal will be held at
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church located at 1100 W. Dundee St in
Perry. Everyone is invited.

Ministry anniversary planned for Feb. 19
:The United Missionary Ministry Anniversary at New Brooklyn
Missionary Baptist Church will be held-Sunday. Feb. 19, at 3 p:m. The
senior group has a special presentation planned. Sarah Hall, president,
and the Rev. D.L. McBride, pastor, invite everyone to mark their
calendars and attend.

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Russell, all of Eridu, and Everett
Russell of Evansville, Ind.; one
sister, Josephine Johnson of
Eridu; and eight grandchildren.
-He was predeceased by three
brothers, Sidney, Charlie and
J.inior.
-=Graveside services were held
Monday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. at
D-akland Cemetery in Perry.
Family members received
T rends Sunday from 5 until 9
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home,
which was in charge of
-arrangements..

-Kayson Robert Taylor
Kayson Robert Taylor, the
infant son of Nicole Taylor, died
Feb. 2, -2006, at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital.
-Other survivors include:
maternal grandparents, Robert
Taylor of Perry, Donna and Gary
Voye of St. Petersburg; a brother,
Kaleb Ryan Taylor of St.
Petersburg; a sister, Kayla Marie
Pete of Perry; an aunt, Ashley'
Taylor of Perry; and two uncles,
Ryan Wells of St. Petersburg and
-Robby Taylor of Conroe, Texas.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home with -
David Stephens officiating.
Interment will be held at a later
date.
_-Burns Funeral Home is in
-lharge of arrangements. -

Patricia M. Mizell
-Patricia M. Mizell, 75, died
'eib. 2, 2006, at Capital Regional
-Medical Center in Tallahassee.
-Mrs. Mizell was born June 21,
1930'in Bogalusa, La. to the late
Fred and Ruzzie (Denison)
_AcCants. She retired from First
-Federal Savings and Loan as an
executive secretary. Mrs. Mizell
ais a member of First United
Methodist Church.


She was preceded in death by a
son, Randall Lance Mizell.
Survivors include: her husband
of 55 years, Levoy Chip Mizell of
Perry; a son, Scott Mizell of
Oglethorpe, Ga.; and two
granddaughters, Tiffany Mizell of
Americus, Ga., and Tricia Mizell
of Oglethorpe.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Feb. 4,'at 10 ajm. at Joe
P. Burns Funeral Home with the
Rev. Matt Wallis officiating.
Family members received
friends one hour prior to the
service.'
A graveside service was held
Sunday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. at
Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa.
Burns Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Lillie Belle Goston
Lillie Belle Goston, 73, died
Feb. 2, 2006, in Tallahassee.
A native of Jacksonville, she
had lived in Perry for the past 55
years. She'was a member of New
Bethel' M.B. Church where was a
member 'of the senior choir, a
Sunday school' teacher and youth
department worker. She was also
finance secretary of the Taylor
County Union and a member of
the Eastern Star, Essence Club and
Hostess Club.
Survivors include: her husband
Leroy Goston; a son, Willie'
Nicholos of Tampa; two
daughters, Lorraine Montgomery
of Perry and Easter Mary Gowen
of Fort Washington, Md.; a
brother, Willie Kight Jr. of
Marina, Calif.; a sister, Dora
Kight. of Jacksonville; nine
grandchildren; and 11 great
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at
Antioch M.B. Church in Perry.
Family members will receive
friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m.
.-.atNew Bethel M.B.'Church.,
Trinity Funeral Home is in
Chargeof arrangements.


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9:00-11:00 am--Health Fair @ City Park
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After 34 years, the music of Ray
C,,..-: returns to North Florida
Community College (NFCC) in "A
Tribute to P': -.. ircK. Concert."
The college is sponsoring the
concert to honor the memory and'
talent of the legendary musician
who grew up in the Greenville and
Madison County area. The show
will be held in lil'.'rin Fri.l.,,-.
Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Van H.
Pi-." u A ij i ,:luri",,
-J Chat'!-s, his orchestra and the
Raelets performed at NFCC in
1972 when Charles 'wa,. :cl,:i'ratiiz
his 25th year as a music
personality.
The vouthfui and talented
musicians of the Leon Anderson
lJazz Quartet from Tallahassee, and
jazz ensembles of -Florida A&M
and Valdosta State universities will
serve up a soulful selection of
songs. The list includes songs
written by f ir. i,... others made
famous by his special arrangement
style. Exp-c: to hear Charles'
"Mary Ann" and "TTillclujah., I
Love Her So" along with "Georgia
on My Mind," "Let the Good,
Times Roll," "Bye Bye Love" and
others, dune in the "spirit of Ray."
The concert will also feature
"RC stories" compiled from
remembrances of those who
actually knew and grew up with
Ray Charles. NFCC student
Delvin Boatman of ladiron will
narrate.
Born in Albany, Ga., in 1930,
Ray Charles Robinson spent his
4,yhuoji in xhe Jellyroll-
neighborhood of Greenville
playing with mniany who still
remember him as a boy and young


man. He contracted glaucoma at
the age of seven and attended the
St. Augustine School for the Deaf
and Blind, returning to Greenville
during the summer.
It was in ,r. ':n, ill: the roots of


C iarle-' musical gifts took hold,
developing into a talent later
embraced by the world. '
The blind musician pioneered
soul music and is considered one of
.the most complete and well-


rounded musical talents this
century has produced.
His influence was felt in gospel,
rhythm and 'blues, jazz, rock and
roll and country music.
He received 13 Grammy
awards.
The innovative singer, pianist
and bandleader was 74 when he
died June 10, 2004.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10
for children and may be purchased
in advance by telephoning
(850)973-1653 or e-mail
artistseries@nfcc.edi.
For more information, log on to
www.nfcc.edu and select the Ray
Charles Tribute link.


Tickets for the Ray Charles Tribute Concert
at North Florida Community College.


are now on s;


ale
':


Enshrined in BRONZE


A scaled down version of the life-size bronze of the late Ray
Charles has been displayed at North Florida Community College
during recent performances of the 2006 Artist Series.


The boyhood home of the late
Ray Charles is paying tribute to the
music genius in a big way.
On Saturday,, Feb. 18, the town
of Greenville will unveil a life-size
bronze statue of Charles to.
celebrate his early ties to the
community.
The 400-pound bronze sculpture
'was created by master artists
Bradley Cooley and Brad Cooley
Jr., known best as Bronze by
Cooley.
The statue captures Charles in a
familiar pose--seated at a piano,
board.
It will be permanent fixture in
Greenville's Haffye Hays Park on
U.S. 90.
Greenville Mayor Elesta


Pritchett, a childhood playmate of
Charles, will be the official hostess
for the 10 a.m. ceremonies
that will welcome the public,
representatives of the Charles
family, and' state and local
dignitaries. A reception will follow
the dedication.

Master artists
Bradley Cooley
and Brad Cooley
Jr. crafted a life- *
size clay model of
Ray Charles, later-
cast in bronze.,


Defense attorney makes a case for 'law & order'


The guesL spckclr for the Jan. 24
Perry Rotary Club meeting was the
club's own Greg Parker
Continuing 'a month of speakers
on the topic of "law and order,"


Parker spoke about hfis work as a
defense attorney. .
He said his inspiration to be
become a lawyer came from the
classic TV attorney, Perry Mason.


"I thought that it would be a
great job," Parker said. pointing out
that Mason's clients were .always
innocent and he always managed to
produce a co6urtroom-.confession


,Welcomes Scott as guest speaker

Library celebrates Black History Month


The Taylor County Public
Library All host two events 'in
-TFebruarv in celebration of Black
History Month.
first. former mayor Shirley Scott
will be the featured guest speaker
during a special, program at the
library Saturday, Feb. 11.


The program will begin at 10
a.m., followed by brunch.
"We invite the community' to
come and hear the history, )and
accomplishments ofsome of our
hometown folks," library officials
said.'
Then, on Saturday, Feb. 25, the


library will welcome the Leon
High Steel Drum Band -for a
performance at City Park, starting
at 2 p.m.
"The community is invited and
encouraged to come out and
experience this wonderful talented
group." -


from the real criminal in. time to
save his client.
"Real lift is not life that," he
admitted.
"I have never seen a courtroom
confession. And it's very rare to go
to trial where everyone knows the
person is innocent."
He did mention one case where
his client looked guilty, but turned
out to be innocent.
"I though this guy was guilty,' he
said.
As the trial began, however, new,
evidence came to light and several
witnesses changed their stories;
proving his innocence in the
end.
Defense attorneys have two
types of clients, he said, paying


clients who hire them, and court-
appointed clients, According to
Parker, court-appointed clients are
more likely to want to go to trial,
since they don't have to pay up
front.
Long before a case goes to trial,
however, there' is much for a
defense attorney to do.
Parker said he first discuss, the
case with Assistant State Attorney
Crpig Myrick. He will then find
out what he can about his client, try
to determine his or her culpabilitN
in the incident, examine probable
cause, extradition and .double
jeopardy issues, and make
appropriate motions, such as a
motion to exclude certain
evidence.


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CIVICGROUPS,
AARP: last Wed, 10 a m at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Road)
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon 7 p m.. main hangar at the Perry/Foley
Airpon.
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe
' MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon
SNAACP: second Sun. 6 p.ms, New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church, J c
Optimist Club: Thurs.. noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday.
10a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: 4irst and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7-30 p m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change)
Rotary Club: Tues. noon at Joyce's


Main Street Cale
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday 7 p m Jerkins
Community Center
Vogue XIII: lrst Mon 7 30 p m Call 584.
2404.
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Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: third
Wed at 18820 Beach Road. 5 pm
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed 5 p m at Chamber of Commerce
INTERESTS.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday 2 p m
Doctors' Memonal Hospital.


Airport Advisory Commission: fourth FAMU Alumni chapter: second Monday,
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Fnley Airport 7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs., Florida Forest Festival Board of,
8 a m chamber board room. Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
City Couincil: second and fourth Tues., at Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
630 p .. (8733).
County Commission: first Mon. and third Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
Tues. at'6 p.m,, courthouse annex. 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Juvenile. Justice Council: third Thurs., Historical 'Society: open' Thursday
9 'am., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719, afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
South Jefferson Street. Home Educators League of Perry
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m. (HELP): second Thurs,, 1:30 p.m., Forest
Courthouse annex (old post office). ), Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
Social Security: representatives, second (Public) Horseback Ride Nights ,every'
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex. third Tuesday of the month from 4-9 p.m. at
Taylor County, Construction License the Taylor County Ag/Equestrian Arena. $5
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m., fee and current negative Coggins required.
courthouse annex. For more information, call 584-5900.
Taylor County Development Authority: Humane Society of Taylor County:
second Monr. 5 p m. at Capital City Bank. second Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest Capital
Taylor County School Board: first and Hall.
third Tues 7 p.m. La Leche League International: second
Taylor County Soil & Water Board:' Wed., 10:30, a.m., Taylor, County Public
fourth Mon. 7 p.n., Chaparral Steakhouse.. -Library. ,


Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: first Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Thursday, 7 p.m., at 901 North; Calhoun Inc.: board meeting, second Tues., 5:30
Street.-, p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Mothers of Pre-Schbolers: first and third Taylor County Historical Society: third
Friday. Call 584-3826. .. Mon., 7 ,p.m. Historical Society building.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second Society's museum is open every Thursday,,
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds, 1-5 p.m.
Lyman Hendry Road.' Taylor County Horseman's Association
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
Saturday, Oak Hill Villageon .Wods Creek .located on Bishop Blvd.
SaturdayTaylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
National Wild Turkey Federation 10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public'
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds optn Taylor County Reef & Research Team:ary
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden *ayor County Reef & Research Team:
Corral; 7 p.m. Call 584-9185. second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall.
Republican' Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N. i i l i
Quincy Street. Please e-mail Tommie Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
Stanaland at tstanaland@yahoo.com or call held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
584-8815. (closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Taylor Coastal Communities Washington Street," across from public
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at library; and another AA group which meets
the district building on Beach Road. Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at
Taylor County Democratic Party: every Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce. West, across from the BP station at 8 p.m.
Call 584-9656 or 584-3617 or e-mail taylor AL-ANONW St. James Episcopal Church
democrat@gtcom.net. (in library), Wednesdays, 12 to 1 p.m.; 584-
' Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays, 2146. Thursday at 6:30 for beginners
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street, 223-0393. meeting with regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club: Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
first Monday,- 7 p.m., Division. of Forestry.. fourth Tues., noon, 107 East Green Street.
office, 618 Plantation Road. : Healthy Start Coalition. -fourth. Mon.,


9 a.m., Taylof County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics. Anonymous: every
Wednesday, 8-p.m., at 1260 W. Hwy. 98, at
Serenity House (dirt road across from BP
Station). These are open meetings to those
interested in addiction. Call 223-0036. Also,
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., open meeting.
SHARE distribution: fourth Sat., 10 a.m.
The Way: Christ-centered recovery
group, meets on. Friday at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy. 98 W., across from
BP Station. Open 'to alcoholics, addicts,
family members and friends.


AMVETS Post 20 and AMYETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road. '
American Legion Post #96: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., American 'Legion Hall,
Center Street.
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Sons of AMVETS: second Tuesday,
7 p.m., 2499 Woods Creek Road.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth'
Tuesday' at VFW Post on Center Street,
7 p.m. For additional information, please call
584-5346.
, VFW Post #9225: second tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
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Editorial


B-3 Taco Times February 8, 2006


NFCC president responds to


editorial on dual enrollment


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Dear Editor:
This letter is in response to the
editorial entitled "TCHS seniors
needed on campus, not on 221"
that appeared in the Taco Times,
Jan. 11, 2006.
The editorial stated that TCHS
students were traveling to the
NFCC campus in Madison to take
courses that were previously
offered on the TCHS campus. Our
records here at NFCC reflect that
the number of dual enrollment
courses offered' at TCHS has held
steady for the last five'years, as has,
the number of students enrolled.
Additionally, students eligible for
dual enrolled courses may enroll in
any number of eighty-two online--
and online supplemented courses
currently offered by the college.
During the last five years, 249
Taylor County students have taken
3,466 dual enrollment college
credit hours valued at '$183,115
from NFCC.


For a high school student to be
eligible to enroll in a dual
enrollment college credit course,
the student must have an earned
GPA of 3.0 or better and pass the
College Placement Test. The
decision" to allow a student to enroll
in a dual enrollment course, if he or
she is qualified, is made by the
local high school and by the
student's parents/guardians. They
are best suited to judge whether or
not a student is sufficiently mature
enough to enroll at the college
level. For those high school
students who are eligible and
mature, we encourage their
enrollment in the dual enrollment
credit courses. They are free to the
student and serve to provide a
jump-start on college and career.
This is in keeping with the intent of
the Florida Legislature's policy on
dual enrollment.
With regard to the high cost of
gasoline, NFCC is sensitive to the


issue. This current semester, we
have scheduled most of our
courses here on campus for
Monday through Thursday classes,
thereby eliminating a day of travel
for most students.
I would like to thank the Taco
Times for its interest in examining
these and other educational issues
that are of concern to parents and
students in of Taylor County. The
opportunity to clarify these issues
from the NFCC perspective is
greatly appreciated.
NFCC has a great 'partnership
with the Taylor County School
District, and we will continue to
work with the school district to
ensure that the students of Taylor
County have every educational
advantage possible.
Please do not hesitate to -contact
me if I can be of further assistance.
Sincerely,
Morris G. Steen Jr.
President


Money flows in and flows out of an area


THE BEAST AND HIS BURDEN


Letters to the Editor


Former student 'saddened' by


Dear Editor:
I graduated from TCHS in 1996.
I got an excellent education in the
Taylor County School system that
prepared me for college. But when
I look back on that time I look with
fond remembrance for one reason
--the choral program.
I entered the public school
system in the last quarter of
seventh grade. I had lived in rural
Taylor County for six years and
had never met anyone my age. It is
not easy making friends in the
seventh grade--I was an outsider.
jNobody knew me. I joined the
junior high choir and that became a
safe harbor for me.
When I was hurting, I sang.


When I was happy, I sang. My
teacher encouraged me to try Solo
and Ensemble Festival. I went
e'ery year except one, and every
year 1 grew in self confidence. I
went from the junior high choir to
high school, then finally into
Taylor Singers. I spent as much
time as possible absorbing musical
knowledge. When the time for
graduation was nearing I made the.
decision to make music my
profession. In 2001. I earned a B.S.
in vocal performance.
I was saddenedto hear that the
choral program has been cut from
our Taylor County schools. I
cannot: stress the importance of
music in education- it is vital. I


choQr 's, end
know there are still students out
there like me. I want there to be a
place foi them to cultivate their
talent. It may not be possible to
have a choral program in our
'schools, but nobody can stop us
from singing.
I am wondering if the people of
Taylor County would be interested
in starting a community choir
program. I have experience
working with children's, teen and
adult choirs so the possibilities are
endless--we just have to take
advantage of them.. If you would be
-interested please e-mail me. at
singingrex@yahpo.com.
Let's get Taylor singing again!
Rebekah Knapp


Taylor senior center gives thanks for donations


-Dear Editor:
I am writing to express our heart-
felt appreciation to some folks and
businesses these past few months
who have donated tremendously to.
our Senior Center: Miles of Smiles
SGirly Clowns; Carla Wilson; Three
Rivers Legal Services; Ken
Folsom and Folsom's ,Hearing


Aids; Patsy Greene and Capital
Area American Red Cross; Taylor
Fire Department and Sheriff's
Department; Bronwyn Stanford of
Stetson University; Taylor Elite
Shining Stars; Don Love-County
Code .Enforcement: John Singer-
County Mosquito Control; Perry
Mayor Emily Ketring; Carmina


Ketring; Mike McCall,
Meteorologist-WCTV Channel 6;
County Commissioners Daryll
Gunter, Pat Patterson, and
Malcolm Page; Deacon Frankie
Edwards; State Senator Nancy
Argenziano and staff; Molly
Lilliott, Supervisor of Elections;'
Ruth Cuzzort, Doctor's Memorial
Hospital; The Sheppards; Glen
Baker and the Keenage Choir;,
Bobbie Murphy; Laura Sadler and
family; Olivia Gail Fews and
Friends; Connie and Marlin Smith;
** Please see page 5

Financial support

offered to coal'

plant opponents
Dear Editor:
County commission candidates:
If you are planning on running for
one of the two Taylor County
Commission seats, and you are
against the proposed coal plant
(and future bombing ranges),
speak out so those of us that
cannot vote for either of these two
seats in this election can make an
effort to financially support you.
If you are willing to vote for the
citizens of Taylor County and not
for special interests, we want to
know who you are. And to the
citizens of Taylor County, if you
cannot vote for 'one of the two
seats that up for re-election,
support the candidates that's are
willing to speak out against the
coal plant with your time and or
-. Please see page 7


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 third 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 dynamics of local
economies. He is a nationally
.recognized leader, in the field of
geographic economics and has
extensive experience in economic
development.
Money is always flowing out of
an area. Every time someone
purchases an automobile, a .new
shirt oepo nn vevantion or hnildhs A


new home, money leaves the local
economy. One of the goals of an
economic development program is
to retard this flow so the money
remains in the local economy. The
longer the money stays in the local
economy, the more times it can
travel from business-to-business,
person-to-person.
Money flows out of the economy
when residents spend their money.
As with primary industries, certain
businesses in the community retard
more money than other businesses.
There are two criteria to consider
when evaluating the benefit of a
program to curtail the flow of
money from an area:
1.) The amount of the purchase
price which is retained.
2.) The wages generated by the
'business over and above the area
average.


Suppose a popular method of
new home construction in the area
is "concrete block" for the exterior
frame. If the area does not have a
concrete block manufacturing
facility providing this product
locally, all of the money used to
purchase concrete block for a new'
home is exported to the area from
which the block is purchased.
There is an economic hole into
which local money is flowing out
of the local area.
By recruiting a concrete block
manufacturer to the area, this hole
is plugged and the area retains its
money for a longer period of time.
Wages paid in such- an operation
-are usually higher than the area
average and most of the cost of the
block (aside from the raw material)
Please see page 7


Midweek Muddle


Endangered list:

small businesses

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN


It isn't National"Small Business Week,
but I feel inclined to tip my hat to one I
know.
Jeanette's has a "Going Out of
Business" sign in the plainly papered,
dress shop windows across the street,
and it feels a little bit like a funeral.
Some of you may not miss Emanuel
Milatos and the shoe repair shop', or you
may not particularly care that Perry
Hardware and Bloodworth's are no
longer downtown anchors. But the
people to whom those businesses
belonged, endeared themselves t6 the
rest of us relatively unimportant people
who show up from 8 until 5 throughout
the week, to do jobs which are even
more unimportant in" the scope of Wall
Street, the Federal Reserve Board and
International Trade Commission.
Considering that the grass is always
greener on the other side, I confess, that
there have been days when I longed to
work where employees are' three-deep
and police officers don't call in the
middle of the night and tell you the
front door is unlocked.
Others say I'd miss the freedom of
"doing things my way," but I've found
that freedom, oddly enough, can be very
confining.
"The only thing more overrated than
natural childbirth is owning your own
business," a friend told me a couple of
years ago. Having endured both, I don't
find much room for disagreement.
Of course, small business friends are
horrified when large ,corporation
friends suggest, "It must be nice
operating your own business--doing
things the way you want to. You can go
in if you feel like it, or stay home if you
don't."
That's not exactly how it works.
No matter what the Dow Jones is
doing, somebody's got to mind the
store, pay the phone bill and wrangle
with insurance companies.


Large corporations certainly have the
assets to do this better, but I still value
the disappearing small town merchant
with two keys and a second-hand cash
register. In this nation, we're going to
great lengths to protect the endangered
whooping crane, but I think we may one
day miss the corner shoe shop just as
much.
At' our own small business in
downtown Perry, we have attempted to
transform ourselves, ever so subtly,"so
that our lack of sophistication is not
painfully evident to everyone who calls.
(The rest of you know us, and there's
nothing we can do about that.)
When a request is made for the
purchasing department or the
personnel director, we don't admit that
we have neither. "Instead, the
receptionist looks blankly, at me and
says: "Personnel director wanted on line
one. Who wants to be in charge of
hazardous chemicals today?"
If you've cleaned the toilet, you qualify
for the hazardous chemicals job. And if
you 've worked at a small business,
* you've cleaned the toilet at one time or
another.
Answered the phone. (Commun-
ications.)
Fixed the waxer. (Parts and supply.)
Treated a computer's virus. (Technical
support.)
Made the coffee. (Employee services.)
Ordered flowers and food for families
in grief. (Bereavement Committee.)
We don't make as much money as
companies which use a lot of initials,"
like CEO and CFO. We don't have long
vacations or 401K accounts. We Will
lose employees to those of you who do,
and, logically, we understand that lure.
But, even in the year 2006, somebody
has got to make the doughnuts, sweep
the sidewalk and publish the honor rolls
for all the grandmothers.
Let's see a whooping crane do that.


TacoJITimes,

Wednesday, February 8, 2006,
123 S. Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
Publisher
DEBBIE CARLTON SUSAN H. LINCOLN
'Business Manager Managing Editor
ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI BETH MANN
Staff Writer Advertising Director
CHARLES R. SADLER CAROLYN DuBOSE
Staff.Writer Promotional Advertising
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Activity director


SENIOR CENTER
Continued from page 3


'City Councilman Alphonso
Dowdell; Lisa Granger and
'Marshall Health and
Rehabilitation: Bip Bend Hospice;
Covenant Hospice; Beltone;
Regional Therapy; Maxim Health
Care; Home Respiratory
Solutions; Barbara Lytle and First
Assembly of' God Church; Laura
Curry and family; Faye and Gene
Peltier; Debbie Porter and family;
Arnold Duty, family and friends;
Pat Head; Janice Ricketson; Hazel


Sheffield; Nora Sadler; Heather
Bratcher; Ann McKeehan;
Congressman Allen Boyd and
staff: Susan Coty and Kmart;
Mickey Morgan and Wal-Mart;
Gwen Baumgardner; Harold Davis;
Annie Lee Trawick; Judy Bethea;.
Jewel and Ed Turnstill; Ann
Coleman; Bill and Pat Daniels;
Pam Feagle, Lynn Odom,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital;
Pastor James Calhoun; Larry
Cozine; Hardee's; McDonalds;
Burger King; Vicky ,Collins;
Walter Cox and Radio
Sha,ck; Buddy's Home


*recogn
Furnishings; Gary Williams and
WPRY Bulldog Radio Station;
Power Country Radio Station;
Perry Newspapers; Lanetra
Bennett, WCTV Channel 6; Lori
Wiggins, Terry Padgett and the 4-
H Home Schoolers; Taylor
Republican Executive Committee;
Agnes McMurthy, Diabetes
Association-Tallahassee; Frances
Zokar; Joe Collins, Veterans
Service Officer; Rick Brown, Air
Medic I staff, Doctors' Memorial
Hospital; Jack Tedder, Taylor
County Tax Collector; Happy
Time Preschool; Santa Claus and


izes senior su


Elves; Kidz Korner; Lauren
Arrowood and students; and, of
course, all those who supported us
with the quilt drawing and yard
sale; all seniors who volunteer on
a daily basis around the center.
I would also like to recognize
these businesses who supported us
through'our December fundraiser
by allowing us to place donation
jars in their respective businesses:
Yarbrough Tire and Automotive
Services, WPRY Bulldog Radio
Station, Mama's Italian
Restaurant, Goodman's Barbeque,
Michelle's Bull Pen, Jiffy Food


Store No. '320, Buckeye
Community Federal Credit Union,'
Silver Moon Boutique. Thank you


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:ers

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B-6 The Taco Times February 8,2006


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Camper Shell for '98' Chevy Z71 Extended
Cab, fleet/ side, silver, $225.00.
"BedGard "! Liner black $60.00; 10 FT
custom mullet cast net never used
$110.00;i 6 FT bait cast net never used
$30.00.; Big fish landing net like new $25.
Call 843-0650 Leave Number.
2/3-2/8




NEw LISTING Glen Ridge Subdivision
Spacious, luxury Ranch Home, 5 bed/4
bath, modernized kitchen-Large Sun
Room, two family rooms, game room,
detached 2 1/2 car garage. Shown by
appointment. 850-584-3167
3 Bed 2 bath Home, 2 1/2 acres mol., new
26 gal.. steel roof, 4 ton, air & heat. All
fenced, cottage separate, 4 miles to Gulf
$109,000. 223-1088
2/3-2/15
LAnd for sale, 221 between Shiloh Church
Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre lots with
paved roads. Owner financing available.
Please call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-
7466.
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NEW HOME-1370 Sq. Ft, 4 bedroom, 2
bath for under $475/month payments.
University Homes-850-576-2106
11/4UH

For Sale: 1999 Riverview 16x80 mobile
home on acre lot. 3 bed/2 bath. $68,000.
850-843-0552 or 850-627-3055.
1/13-3/3

5 BEDROOM! 3 Baths plenty of room. Buy
for under $550 a month. 850-576-2105
11/4UH
FIRST TIME'Home buyers, if you have
enough money for a deposit on an
apartments You can probably own your own
home. Call 850-576-2105.
11/4UH


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87 Chev extended cab. Five speed $800.
'94' Mitsubishi 2 door 5 speed $2,500. A
couple fixer ups, cars and trucks, best
offer 584-5898.
2/8-2/10
1999 V-6 Rodeo with power steering, AM,
AC, CD, with extra's 32,800 miles. 23
mpg. $6,000. 584-5364
2/8-2/24
For Sale 84 & 86 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
Both need work. 2 trucks = 1 nice ride.
$500 for both. Will trade for other mechanic
work 584-2126 leave message.
2/3-2/8
For Sale-1974 Bronco- Runs great/ new
brakes/ needs some body work- Great
Hunting vehicle Sale at $2800.00 Call
Mark 850-584-6021.
12/14tfnSH
Whole sale Transmissions used & rebuilt.
I also buy old transmissions for cores.
850-843-2904, or 850-584-3193
1/20-2/15
91 Isuzu Trooper II, 4WD, wrecked good
motor, tranny, Front & Rear End, Transfer
Case. 578-2908. Leave message -
Melissa $700
2/8-2/fO




For Sale!! Used Dryers have 8 in stock
need to move them all $99.00 each call
Mark at 584-6021
1/27tfnSH
Drum Lessons- Beginners, Intermediate
and Advanced! Call Danny Sanders at
'850-843-1094
2/3-2/8
250 Gal. Fish Aquarium. 8 ft in length, 6 ft
high, complete cabinet. Takes up
complete wall. $500. 584-7314 or 584-
7893. ,
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2 prom dresses for sale size 3-4. One slim
fitting deep purple, one full skirt w/ built in
crinoline cream color w matching size 7
shoe. Call after 5:30 (223-2406.)
Freezer for sale excellent condition! Call
584-4836
2/8-2/10

For Sale:' Nextel 3 watt cell phone booster
with power cord. $150 firm-843-1234
1/11tfnRK
Pronto Sure Step Electric wheel chair paid
$68,000 asking $3,000. Like New! Call 838-
1697

For Sale- 24 squares qf shingle. 40
year/110. mph guarantee. worth $2,000 sell
for $1,000. Call 584-9757
1/25-2/17


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1991 Hurricane 226 !'Fish & Fun" Deck-
Boat
1998 Mercury 1.15 H.P, motor, 1991
Classic Custom Drive-on Galvanized
Trailer, VXL 5120 Radio' & Antenna,
compass / G.P.S., Snap in Carpet;
Storage Seat Covers $5400. Call 584-
3167 or 843-0646
2/8-2/10
Trailer 6'x12',3 ramps, wood floor $800.
Call 672-9439
2/8-2/10


For Sale 1996 22 FT. Pro Sport center
.console. 1996 150 HP salt water series
Yamaha motor, AM/FM CD player, Garmin
GPS, Sitex 206 color bottom machine,
marine radio $11,000. Work 838-7268 or
Home 584-8491
2/1-2-24


For Sale: 1999 Riverview 16x80 mobile,
home on 1 acre lot. 3 bed/2 bath. $68,000.
850-0552 of 850-627-3055.
1/13-2/24
DISCOUNTED MODELS Only 2 homes
left, Must go! Save $$$$$$ Call today!
850-576-2106
11/4UH
For Sale: 1999 Riverview 16x80 .mobile
home on 1 acre lot. 3 bed/2 bath. $68,000.
850-843-0552 or 850-627-3055.
1/13-2/24




Southern Villas of Perry!!
New Managementl!.
HUD Vouchers accepted, 1 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.
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For Rent Nice Double Wide mobile Home
4 bed/2 bath ,with city water on
Steinhatchee River. 2 acres very private
long term $750 month 1st, last and deposit
required. Available Now! 239-772-3640 or
239-910-4342 .
1/27-2/10
For Rent 3bed/ 2 bath House $650 month,
2 bed/1 bath Apartment $400. Call 584-
4678 -
2/1-2/24
Woodridge Apartments!!
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Call 850-58.4-5668, 709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY
711.
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Waterfront RV space for rent at Deckle
Beach. Call 584-4166 *
2/1-2/3
For Rent Remodeled 2/3 bedroom 1 1/2
bath 'mobile home. Located on 2.5 acres
just outside of city limits. No smokers or
pets allowed. $550 month and security'
deposit required. References preferred.
Call 584-3822 Leave message..
2/8-2/17
2 ACRES ON JODY MOROAN NICELY
WOODED FOR RENT! BRING YOUR
MOBILE HOME OR RV. WILL
LANDSCAPE TO YOUR DESIRE.
PUBLIC BOAT RAMP'& KEATON
-BEACH VER'i CLOSE' FLEXIBLE
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OR 305-866-0460.
Remodeled 2 BD/1 BA-$375 month $200
security deposit. No Animals Call 584-
9121.
2/3-2/8
Mobile Home RV Park lot for rent. $125 per
month water included, Call 850-567-1523
2/3-2/8


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TAYLOR COUNTY BCC POSITION
VACANCIES
Engineer I- Salary range: $50,024-
$65,269.97 + benefits+ Assist in
organizing, planning & completing county
engineering projects,
Library Tech P/T -20 hrs, week= includes
some evenings & weekends $7.29/hr.
Library circulation duties; and children's
programming duties,
Building & Planninp Tech(temporary
position) = $10.26- $1155
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
check employer.
2/8tfnBCC
Drivers Exciting Move
HOGAN VAN
98% no Touch
Lots of drop & Hook
U decided to Run at Night
$2500 $5000 sign on bonus
Singlesteam 0/0
EOE CLASS A 877-754-4320
2/8/06
Receptionist needed; Must be skilled in
telephone etiquette and customer service,
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and
typing speed of 40 WPM. Fax resume to
584-6339.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
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Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Train in Florida
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement Assistance
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com


NEW 10 cubic FT. Pull behind trailers.
Great for yard work, pull behind your
mower. Have 40 in stock Must Sell!l!
$80.00 each. Call Mark at 584-6021
1/27tfnSH
2006 premier Travel Trailer 32 Ft. Super
Slide out, washer/dryer, Awning, Air plus
extras $27,500 consider trade. 352-586-
6181.
1/25-2/17



Apalachee Center
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking:
Adult Case Manager #2156
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
Licensed Therapist (#2266Q)
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
late afternoon work required.
Masters Level Therapist (#2267)
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.
Substance Abuse knowledge preferred.
Some local travel required. License
preferred. Shift 8 A.M. 5 P.M., Monday -
Friday.
Licensed Therapist (#2267a)
Mdeir degree tro.m, n 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/License
required. Some local travel required.
Substance abuse knowledge preferred.
Shift: variable hours, some Late Afternoon
work required.
Clinical Supervision Specialist (#14511
Masters Degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in the
field of counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing; rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a.
related human services, healthcare, or
management field. Shift; 8 AM 5 PM/
Monday Friday
For more information and a complete
listing of available. positions:
www.apalacheecenter.org
.Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle NE.
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check .
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer
Drug-Free Workplace
2/8-2/1 OAPC

Full Time C.N.A. Seeking person 6am-2
pm and person for 2pm-10pmi. Must have
good attendance. record and be a good
team member, Smaller modern skilled
nursingwcenter with a very good reputation,
Nice working environment. Contact
Jennifer Richardson. Lafayette Health
Care Center. 512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL
386-294-3300.
2/1-2/10


MISSING- Cherished Black Lab/ Spaniel
mix last seen wearing an orange collar
with a blue Rabies tag. Reward available if
found want information dead or alive. Call
584-9892 or 843-0180
2/3-2/24 .
FOUND small female dog, gold with
white chest and partial white-ring on neck.
Found on Puckett Road. Call 584-2621
2/8-2/10


J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
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A 2 Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737, leave message.
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GULF COAST L-
METAL 3' Wide
ROOFING Galvalume
S 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 888J393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.


My Cowboy needs a horse!! I am looking
to buy an older horse that loves kids.
Please call Doris Simpson at 850-843-
1478.
2/3-2/8
Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Wanted Izuzu and Toyota
trucks for export. 386-688-3999.
1/18tfS
Any .size chain link. dog pen needed,
Please call 584-3822 leave message.
2/8-2/17




Miniature Horse For Sale,- Buckskin
miniature, 3 years old. Purebred. 32" tall.
Backyard pet, To small to ride, Gentle,
does not kick or bite. Loves attention.
Stands for the farrier, and grooming. Cross
ties and clips. Great pet. Current
vaccinations and Coggins. $500. Call
850-584-9668 leave message.
2/8-2/17


STUMP GRINDING AND PRESSURE WASHING.
Free Estimates!!! Call Billy Blue at 838-
1307 or 672-0955
2/8-3/3
A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
672-1298, Letty Blanco, 'Licensed &
Insured,
2/3tfBCS
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 643-1 94,
leave message. Commercial &:
Residential.
8/5tfCS


TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-2027 or
(850) 591-8301.
02/1-02/24
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
01/04tfnBR '
Palm Trees Done Professionally! 20 year
experience, stump grinding, tree trimming,
Licensed & Insured. Call John at 850-672-
0290
12/21-1/13
Buddy's
Pressure Washing, Lawn Service, gutter
Roof Cleaning and lot's More! Call for
FREE estimate! 223-2342 if no answer
lease leave message.

TREE CAPITAL

CLEANING
UPHOLSTERY
S& CARPET
CLEANING
Dries in 3-4 hours .
584-CLEANR
(584-2532) .
The Handyman experts, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile hnme 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.
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VIOLET HILTON'S CLEANING SERVICE
Licensed and Insured.,
Home, Business, parties, etc.., You will
see a difference! References available.
Work Guaranteed. Call 850-843-1112 (cell)
or for emergency cleaning call 850-584-
2407.


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.
d Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-0661, E-Mail to
dianam@doctorsmemorial.com, or call (850) 584-0866.


Clinic:
CMA, Part-Time
Receptionist, PRN
Receptionist, Steinhatchee, PRN
CNA/MA, Steinhatchee, PRN
Environmental Services:
Housekeeper, PRN
Emergency Department:
EMT/LPN, Full-Time

EMS:
EMT, PRN
Flight Paramedic, PRN
Home Health:
Social Worker, PRN


Lab:
Phlebotomist, PRN

Med-Surg:
RN, Full-Time, PRN
LPN, Full-Time, PRN
Health Unit Coordinator, PRN

Pharmacy:
, Pharmacist, PRN
Security:
Security Officer,'PRN
Surgical Services:
OR Tech, Full-Time
Druo Free Workolace Eaual ODDortunity Emplover


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Now Hiring

Nurses &.CNAs
Full-Time or Part-Time
Sign-On Bonuses

Staff Development Nurse Full-Time

Certified Activity Director Full-Time

Wound Care Nurse Full-Time


Marshall Health

& Rehabilitation Center

1-850-584-6334

207 Marshall Drive Perry, Fl. 32347
Drug Free Workplace, Equal Opportunity Employer


WANT TO BUY

Comic 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


. Equipment Operator LocailFortune 200
Company is seeking to hire an Equipment
Operator at our solid waste transfer station
located in Quincy, FL. The qualified
candidate will be trained to become a DEP
certified transfer station operator. The
candidate must have the ability.to operate
and maintain a variety of heavy equipment
in a safe and efficient manner, maintain
customer relationships, and be a liaison
with all regulatory agencies. Please call
(850) 574-8224 x 225 or send a resume to
3001 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32303. EOE M/F/DV
2/8-2/17
Relief Advocates
Taylor County
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.
AA/EOE 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
12/28tfn

Small progressive company seeking full
.time individual. Previous bookkeeping
accounting experience required. Flexible
hours required. Please send resume to
P.O; Box 1787 Perry, FL 32348.
2/3-2/22

23 people needed to loose up to 30 lb.. in
the next 30 days.
100% natural! 100% Guarantee!
1-888-224-9070
www.absolutefigure.net
2/8-2/17
Help Wanted Badcock and More Set up
and delivery. Must be 21 yrs old License
Required Good Driving Record No phone
calls apply in person. 1003 S, Jefferson
St.
11/1 ItfBC
HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED
Experienced housekeeper needed.
Dependable with reliable transportation is
a must. Please apply in person at
Steinhatchee Landing Resort, 203 Ryland
Circle, Steinhatchee, FL 32359. 352-498-
3513,
12/9tfnSL

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
hrmanager@flintholdings.com.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No : 065CA
Lawrence B Nichols, and Ruth A.
Nichols, his wife,
Plaintiffs, vs.
Linda A. Southerland f/k/o Linda S Jones,
Ronald C. Vaughn, et al
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Linda A Southerland
f/k/a Linda S. Jones
110 1/2 East Moon Street
Perry, Florida 32347
Ronald C Vaughan
1111 West Green Street
Perry, Florida 32347
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint to
Quiet Title on the following property in
Taylor County, Florida
Commencing at the old corner post of the
Northwest Corner of the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of
Section 23, Township 4 South, Range 7
East, thence running East 70 feet, thence
running North 231 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
ALSO
Beginning at the Northwest Corner of the
SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 23,
Township 4 South, Range 7 East, and
thence run East a distance of 70 feet,
thence run North to the South Boundary
Line of Green Street, thence run In
Southwesterly direction along said Street
Boundary Line to a point due north of the
POB, thence run South to the POB.
has been filed against you and you are
required file to serve a copy of your
written answer and defenses, if any, to it
on John N Weed, the plaintiff's attorney,
whose actress is 605 South Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida 32347 on or before
March 13, 2006, and file the original with
the clerk of this court either before
service on the plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
fault will be entered against you for
e relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated on February 6, 2006
Annie Mae Murphy
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Kieth V. Stroud
As Deputy Clerk
2/8,15,22,3/1

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department of Environmental
Protection announces receipt of an
application from Gulf Breeze Partners,
LLC, Mr. .Fredric R. Shore, Managing
Member, 13410 NW 49th Lane,
Gainesville, Florida 32606, for a permit to
construct and operate Gulf Breeze
Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF)
which will serve the proposed Gulf
Breeze condominium in Steinhatchee,
Florida. The WWTF is a membrane
bioreactor (MBR) process with a design
cop C.; f.039 million phl in per day .,
ann ac r e daily flow onslsting of
an influent lift station, an influent screen,
two flow equalization basins,, two MBR
trains, two chlorine contact basins, and
aerobic digester. The reclaimed water
will be reused via slgw-rate land
application restricted public access.
The wastewater treatment residuals will
b.e transport to and approved residual
treatment facility for further stabilization
and disposal. The proposed facility will
be located at latitude 29- 40' 31.47" N,
longitude 83" 23' 59.37" W on SW corner
of 5th Avenue North and 5th Street West,
Steinhatchee, Florida 32359
rs po4pica.2.nr i r' p..:..-.:..ed arrd
i. .oi. bfi r"., 'p 'uJ',, r, p t.- r,...- ':Iul,,O'.,
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at Northeast District
Office, 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B-
200, Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7590.
Any comments .or objections should be
filed in writing with the Department at this
address. Comments or objections
should be submitted as soon as possible
to ensure that there is adequate time for
them to be considered in the
Department'.s decision ,on the
application.
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taylor Coun-y Board of Country
Commissioners
Notice of Request for Qualifications
(RFQ S)
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciTing sealed RFQ's
for a Heanna Officer for Code
Enforcement cases for Toaylor County
Floida.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring 'o
provide The required services must
submit Their qualifications in a sealed
envelope or similar package marked
"Sealed RFQ for Hearina Officer foar
Code Enforcement Cases in Tavlor
Cou--nty" to Wayne D 'Buddy
Humphries, County AdminisTraTor, 201 E
Green Street, Perry, Florida 32347, to
arrive no later than 12:00 PM local time,
on Tuesday February 21 2006 All RFQ's
Must have the applicanTs name and
mailing address clearly shown on The
outside of the envelope or package
when submitted Once the RFQ's are
reviewed and applicants announced at
6 10 PM Tuesday February 21 2006 the
County Commission will decide who to
interview at their regular meeting, to be
held on Monday March" 6, 2006 The
retainer and hourly rate will be
negotiated.
Each applicant must be an Attorney at
Law, be a member ip good standing
with the Florida Bar, hove a working
knowledge of land use problems.and
be able to make decisions of the
enforcement of the Taylor County
Code oat Ordinance, have a working
knowledge of Due Process and be a
person willing to listen to both sides of an
issue and give a well reasonable written
decision.
The County reserves the right, in its sole
and. absolute discretion, to reject any or
all RFQ's, to cancel or withdraw this
solicitation at any time and waive any
irregularities in the RFQ process. The
County also reserves the right to accept
. the RFQ deemed to be in the County's
best interest. No faxed RFQ's will be
accepted.
Additional information may be obtained
from:
Danny Griner, County Building Official or
Don Love, Code Enforcement Officer
201 E. Green Street
Perry, FL 32347
(850)838-3500x1
By the Order of the County
Commissioners, Taylor County, Floroda.
2/1, 2/8

In the Circuit Court for Toylor County,
Florida
Walter Mortgage Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Case No. 2005-752-CA
Division:
UCN: 622005CA000752XXCIClI
Kathy Watts Davis; Unknown spouse of
Kathy Watts Davis; John L o:. .'
Jackson Davis; United ..-r-
America; Buckeye Employees Federal
Credit Union;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Judgment of foreclosure entered in
the above cause, I will sell the property
situated In Taylor County, Florida,
described as:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST,
STHENR.Ug fl4 89 :)EGJ 419..,
MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST ALONG IHE
40 ACRE LINE 630.0 FEET FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE.NORTH
89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 33 SECONDS
WEST 210.0 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 13 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST
PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID 40,
210.0 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 49 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST
210.0 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES'13 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST
210 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OVER THE
NORTH 50.0 FEET THEREOF. ALSO AND
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR THE


PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER
AND ACROSS THE NORTH 50.0 FEET OF
THE WEST 490.0 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
AND OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 50.0
FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER AND OVER AND
ACROSS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER, ALL IN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP
4 SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST, TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA. CONTAINING 1 ACRE,
MORE OR LESS. -
At public sole to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, aT 11 00 a m on April 6,
2006, OT The Taylor Coun-y Courthouse,
Perry, Florida
In accordance wiTh The American
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
poarticipaote in This proceeding should
conTact the A.D.A Administrator for the
Clerk of The Court no later Than 7 days
prior to the proceedings, aO if'hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, voice 1-
800-955-8770. This is not a court
information line.
Dated: February 1, 2006.
Clerk of the Court
By: Marti Lavolle D.C.
Deputy Clerk
2/8,2/15 ,

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: February 21, 2006
Subject of Hearing:
1. Staff use of Wireless Communications
2. Proper use of language on Property
of the Taylor County School Board.
The District School Board of Taylor
County will hold a public hearing on the
above date for approval of said
subject item. This hearing will be held at
the School Board Meeting. The public is
invited to attend to express their
opinions/concerns. The public hearing
will be held at the Administrative
Complex, School Board Meeting Room,
318 North Clark Street, A copy of this
policy may be obtained from the
Superintendent's Office.
s|I Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
1/25,2/1,2/8,2/15

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: JOSEPH R. ROBERTS, JR.,
CASE NO. 05-811-CP
Decedent.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that the
administration of the estate of Joseph R.
Roberts Jr., ("Decedent"), File Number
05-811-CP, is pending in the Probate
Division of the Circuit Court of Taylor
County, Florida, the address of which is'
Clerk, Circuit Court of Taylor County,
Florida, Taylor County Courthouse, 108
North Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida
32347, The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and his
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the Decedent or his estate on
whom a copy of this Is Notice Is required
to be served must file their claims with
the Circuit Court of Taylor County, Florida,
Probate Division Within the later of 3
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice or 30 days after
the date of service of a copy of this notice
upon him, her, It or them.
All Creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
'against the Decedent's estate must file
any claim with the Circuit Court of Taylor
. *'Counly. FIpnaa Prooale Divlsloni.wlth.n 3 ,
monini afler 'r.e date %fhq tlfuP.
publication of this notice.
All claims not filed within the time
periods set forth in section 733.702 of the
Florida Probate Code will be forever
barred. Notwithstanding the time periods
set forth above, any claim filed 2 years or
more after the Decedent's death Is
barred.
The date of the-first publication of this
Notice to Creditors is February 1, 2006.-
The name and address of the, Personal
Representative is Joseph R. Roberts, 111,
whose address Is at 2855 Johnson
Stripling Road, Perry, Florida 32348, and


whose moiling address is P.O. Box 1601,
Perry, Florida 32348.
The name and address of The Personal
RepresenraTive's aTTorney is Mark Freund,
Esq hose address is 989 Ilex ,Voy
Tallahassee, Florida 32312 and whose
mailing address is Ps Box 10171.
Tallahassee. Florida 32302.
2/1,2/8

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Wells Forgo Bank, N.A., successor by
merger to Wells Forgo Bank Minnesota
N.A., as trustee, in trusT for registered
holders of first Franklin Mortgage Loon
Trust 2003-FF 1,
Plaintiff,
Case No.05-795-CA
vs.
Leila Mae Rhines A/K/A Leila Rhines, et al,
Defendant(s).
Notice of Foreclosure Sale
Notice is hereby given pursuant TO a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated January 24, 2006 and entered in
Case No. 05-795-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for
Taylor County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, N.A., successor by
merger to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota,
N.A., as trustee, in trust for registered
holders of First Franklin Mortgage Loan
Trust 2003-FF1, Asset-backed certificates,
series 2003-FF!, is the Plaintiff and Leila
Mae Rhines A/K/A Leila Rhines; are the
Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 108 N. Jefferson
Street on the front steps of the Taylor
County Courthouse at 11.00 AM, on the
28th day of February, 2006, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
Lot 1 Block "E", Spring Lake Heights
Subdivision, Perry, Taylor County, Florida,
as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 79, of,
the Public Records of Taylor County,
Florida.
A/K/A 201 Susan Street, Perry, FL 32348
Witness my hand and the seal of this
court on January 25, 2006
Annie M. Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti Lavalle
Deputy Clerk
2/1,2/8

Taylor County SHIP Program requests
sealed bids from Licensed General
Contractors for the following projects:
Demolition Reconstruction
Reconstruction
Reconstruction
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation
Interest Contractors need to contact
the Taylor County SHIP Office at 838-
3500 ext. 8 no later than February 10,
2006 to receive bid packets.
Bids will be received at the Clerk's
Office, County Courthouse, First Floor,
.108 North Jefferson St. Perry, Florida
32347, no later than Tuesday February
, 21, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. BIDS RECEIVED
AFTER THIS TIME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
The sealed bids will be publicly opened
and read aloud on Tuesday, February
21, 2006 at 6:20 pm. in the Taylor
County Administrative Complex (Old


B-7 The Taco Times February 8, 2006




Pos- Office), CounTy Commissioners County Board of County Commissioners
Board Room, 201 East Green St Perry, FL reserves the right to reject any/or all bids
32347 by The Taylor County Board of in the best interest of Taylor County.
CounTy Commissioners The Taylor 2/8,2/15



Letters to the Editor




Citizens urged to act


SUPPORT
Continued from page 3
finances. Make your self heard the
same as you made your self heard
in the bombing target fiasco.
The voters of the City of
Tallahassee were hoodwinked,
promised if they voted "yes" they
would have a say in how the plant
would be run. I sincerely doubt
the citizens of the city of
Tallahassee will -be allowed to
have any say in the coal plant.
You are not being told the whole
truth, fhink about it, when every
doctor in Leon County said vote
"No" because of the pollution,


something is not right here.
Call, write or visit your
commissioners. Let them know if
they are "for" the plant, you will-
not vote for them, or if you,
cannot vote in this election, then
you will financially support the
candidates running on a platform
of against the polluting out-dated
coal plant. (or possibly two.
plants).
If this coal plant comes to
Taylor County, it will no longer
be said we are located in the :
panhandle of Florida, but it will
be said we are located in the
"armpit" of Florida.
Diana Langston


New money, old money


MONEY
.Continued from page 3
is part of the price of the block,
retaining a large share of the
product price. If the concrete block
manufacturer in turn begins to sell
blocks to areas outside the'local
economy, this is an added bonus.
as new money is imported to the
area.
Additionally, suppose it is
discovered a significant number of
residents are traveling outside the
local area to purchase retail items.
All of the retail money being
spent is drained from the local
economy. Since the location of
retail stores is market driven, there
rmay be an opportunity to recruit a
retailer to capture this outward
flow.
However, the economic benefit
to the local area is not nearly as
great as the concrete block
manufacturer. A much smaller


portion of the sale price of the
product is retained and the wages
paid in this sector are usually the
lowest in a local economy. There_
is, however, benefit to local
government as a result of-
increasing both property and gales-.
tax revenue.
Keep in mind, however, that the-:
consumptive industries are market-
driven and cannot grow any greater
than the amount of money-
flowing into the area at any point -
in time.
The economic benefit of-
retarding the flow of money from,
a community is not as great as-"
importing new money to an area,-
but it can serve a valuable--
function..

For more information, contact-_
Taylor County Economic-
Developer Rick Breer at 584-5627.
Next time:' Economic
Development Program


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Tallahassee
1882 Capital Circle NE, Suite 103
Tallahassee, FL 32308


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