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February 15, 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our-45th Year, No. 7
Congressman Allen Boyd
meeting to be
held here Feb. 22
On Wednesday, February 22,
Congressman Allen Boyd will host a
Town Hall Meeting for constituents to
express their concerns and ask
questions on a broad range of national
The meeting will be held in the
county commissioner board room,
located in the courthouse annex, and
will start at 2 p.m.
The town hall meeting is part of
Boyd's tour throughout North Florida
and will "allow for candid
conversations within the community
on important matters such as the
federal budget, fiscal accountability
and other issues before the 109th
"My constituents have expressed
concerns about the need for fiscal
responsibility in Washington, and I'm
looking forward to an open and honest
discussion about our budget process
and the changes that need to be
made," said Congressman Boyd. "I
urge the public to attend and
participate in the meeting so that I can
better serve the interests of North
Floridians in Washington."
Road work ahead
Drivers can anticipate some lane
closures in the four-lane section of
Highway 27 as resurfacing work
continues. Daytime lane closures will
begin at 7:30 a.m. and are being
extended to one mile in length.
Faircloth Ford, which operated in
Perry for many years under the_
management of Bump Faircloth, will
hold a reunion Tuesday, Feb. 21, at
the Perry Woman's Club.
All former employees, family
members and friends are invited to
A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.
followed by a barbecue supper at 7
Local residents are reminded that
area Cub and Boy Scouts will be
collecting food this weekend as part of
Scouting's annual "Good Turn."
Collection bags Were placed in local
neighborhoods: last weekend ahd
Scouts will revisit those homes this
Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. All
donations of non-perishable food
items are appreciated.
All items collected in Perry will be
distributed throughout the year by
Scouts will not be collecting
donations at Winn Dixie Thursday,
Feb. 16, as previously reported.
Until commission meeting
Spending on hold
for veterans park
In the wake of the county commission's decision to delay the release of
its second $100,000 donation to Veteran's Memorial Park, the city has
placed a moratorium on spending for the project.
On Tuesday, City Manager Bob Brown said the measure "was just until
the county decides what it's going to do. We are close to having all the
money appropriated for the park spent. Any runover, the city could be
responsible for, so until we find out what the county will do, we're going
to hold off."
As of Jan. 31, $306,000 has been spent on the park "and we have
$124,000 in cash on hand," City Finance Director Penny Staffney said.
The-remaining balance will cover paving, cement, salary for the project
manager, monuments, plaques, lighting and electric costs.
Nearly half of the cash balance consists of $61,000 in donations for
benches and the block wall memorials.
The bulk of the funding for the park is being underwritten by twin
$200,000 contributions from both the city council and the county
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ends in two arrests
A car which was stolen in
Tallahassee made its way to the
Taylor County line Thursday after
a high-speed chase which resulted
in the arrest of two Tallahassee
men on multiple felony charges,
including possession of marijuana.
According to! Florida Highway
Patrol reports, Sgt. Stewart Smith
saw a silver Chevrolet Monte
Carlo parked at Johnson &
Johnson Truck Stop in Madison
which he said was "suspicious."
__\\ hen he checked ihe.plates. he.
discovered the car had been
involved in an armed carjacking in
Edward McCloud, 27, and
Andrew Booker, 27, were in the
car, according to Stewart, and were
suspected in the carjacking.
When the two men were
approached, they were able to
ditch the Chevy, and jump into a
blue -Dodge Charger, which was
sitting in the -front parking lot of
the truck stop. They took off at a
,high rate of speed.
Trp. Jimmy Love located the car
in Jefferson County, and along
with officers with the Department
of Transportation, attempted to
stop the vehicle as it exited onto
U.S. Hwy. 19.
The Dodge continued south to
Capps and then through Lamont,
according to Stewart. Officers said
they observed Booker throw
several items from the window of
the car as it was approaching
Taylor County Sheriff's Office
was contacted by FHp for support
in stopping the fleeing vehicle and
TCSO Lt. Audie Tpwles said
officers with his department were
dispatched to the Eridu area to lay
The suspects stopped suddenly
in the median of the road, just
inside Taylor County and
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Chamber honors 'Great Expectations'
"Great Expectations" will be
toasted at the annual Perry/Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce.
Banquet Friday, Feb. 24, at the
Perry Elks Lodge.
Chamber Director Dawn Taylor
said Tuesday that "tickets sales
have been great. Only a limited
number of- seats remain
International speaker and body
language expert Patti Wood will
.present an "energetic and inspiring
"I had the opportunity to see her
at a small business development
center conference in Naples and
found her to be very enjoyable,
personable and fun--and thought
she would be ideal for our next
chamber banquet," Taylor said.
Fan-favorites "Tom & the Cats"
of Tallahassee will take.to the-stage
for a hit-packed show.
A silent auction will begin at
6 p.m., followed by dinner at
Another highlight will include
recognition of the 2006 "Doing
What's Right" award
For ticket information, please
contact the chamber at 584-5366.
Reservations will be accepted until
Monday, Feb. 20. Cost is $40
person; tables may be served for
$350 (seating 10).
Massey investigation closed
The investigation into the death
of a 25-year-old Perry man who
died from gunshot wounds
received during the early morning
hours of Sunday, Nov. 13, is over
and investigators say there is no
sign of any other persons) at the
crime scene and no signs of foul
Joshua L. Massey's body was
found on Beach Road at
approximately 3:30 a.m. with his
truck still running and headlights
on, according to a witness who
claims to have discovered the
The new sidewalks at the
park have been antiqued to
better blend in with the
By MARK VIOLA
During the better part of the first
half of the 20th century, the world-
renowned Hotel Hampton was a
premiere resort for North Florida.
Since 2001," the hotel's
been the site of historical
excavations and is on its way to
becoming a new 71-acre park for
Slowly, Hampton Springs is
The stately Hotel Hampton,
which opened around 1908, was
lost in a fire in 1954.
During its heyday, it boasted
rooms with private baths, stables, a
golf course, tennis courts, shooting
range, casino, dancing pavilion,
ballroom and its own railroad
depot. A power plant allowed the
hotel to be self-sufficient.
The sulfur springs were said to
possess healing medicinal powers,
and the hotel's bottling plant
shipped the water nationwide.
The county's plans for the site
are two-fold, according to County
Grants Coordinator Melody Cox,
who has spearheaded the project
since the beginning.
First, a concentrated effort to
excavate the hotel site and its
adjoining structures is ongoing
under the leadership of Ross
Morrell from Tallahassee. Morrell
is the former bureau chief of the
Bureau of Historic Preservation.
Currently in Phase 4 of a five-
phase project, numerous artifacts
have been recovered from the hotel
site, including the original boiler
plate, chamber pots sporting the
'"Hotel Hampton" brand, and, in a
recent find, a multitude of glass
marbles, thought to have been left
by playing children.
Also helping is a Florida State
University graduate student who is
making sketches of the various
buildings of Hotel Hampton. Her
drawings with be part of historic
kiosks that with be added to the
park in Phase 5 of the project.
"We will include information on
the native inhabitants as well as the
hotel site's history to ensure a well-
rounded education of the area,"
So far, excavations have
uncovered the hotel's tennis courts,
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During excavations at Hotel Hampton, the hotel's boiler plate
(above) was discovered. Once attached to a "Dunham System of
Steam Heating," built by the C. A. Dunham Company of
Marshalltown, Iowa, the plate now serves as a silent reminder
of the once "world-renowned" resort.
Law enforcement arrived at the
scene and Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Emergency Medical
Services were also called and
pronounced Massey dead.
Witnesses say that Massey, along
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Even the most humble of
room amenities now holds
foot baths, hotel footers and piers.
In Phase 5, attention will turn to the
hotel's boat launch among other
In addition to excavations,
repairs have all been made to the
pool, fountain, foot baths,
sidewalks and steps.
New sidewalks have been added,
as well as a paved parking lot.
Picnic tables are expected in the
coming weeks, Cox said.
While the historic excavations
and restoration help bring to light
the site's past, the other part of the
Hampton Springs project looks to
build the park for the county's
present and future.
In a four-phase plan, Hampton
Springs will become a trailhead for
a 71-acre park with pedestrian and
So far in Phase 1, a new bridge
has been constructed over Rocky
Creek and plans include changing
the current entrance, which enters
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will help provide
On Monday, Feb. 13,
Congressman Allen Boyd hosted a
meeting with the District
Healthcare Council to discuss
local healthcare issues and
The District Healthcare Council
is comprised of 24 representatives
from 16 counties across North
Florida, including Taylor County
Commissioner Clay Bethea and
Rick Brown of Doctors' Memorial
"Access to quality, affordable
healthcare is a critical part of
American life," said Boyd.
"Although much more needs to be
done in Washington, there is more
that we can do at home as well.
With representatives from each
The bridge, shown above, spans Rocky Creek at the Hampton Springs site. It is a one of a number of new additions to the park,
including a paved drive and parking lot for visitors. Sidewalks criss-cross the area and are' stained to look "antiqued." According
to County Grants Coordinator Melody Cox, picnic tables should arrive at the site in the coming weeks.
State grants funding entire project
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the park from the side, to the
hotel's,original entrance, directly
connecting to Hampton Springs
Phase 2 will spread across the
road onto 52 acres donated to the
park by the Taylor County
Development Authority. It is here
that the equestrian trails and
camping will be located.
Corrals will be constructed
complete with water, wash racks
and hitching posts. An existing
pond on the property will be
cleaned out and more hitching
posts will 'be erected along with
restrooms and picnic tables, Cox
Additional pedestrian paths will
also be added at the site of the
hotel's original farm and stables.
Phase 3 will add a 15-mile trail
connecting the park to the Taylor
Greenways, following Osteen
Road and meeting. the greenways
at Ash Street,
/Finally, Phase 4 will bring
additional paths throughout the
park's 71 acres.
Both the historical and
construction stages of. the
Hampton Springs project have
been funded entirely by state
grants with no expense to the
county. Cox said.
Almost $2 million has been
awarded to the park with funding
already earmarked for the historical
project and three of the four phases
of the construction.
Funding for Phase 4 could boost
the total past the $2 million mark.
"The hotel site is an integral
part of Taylor County's history
from the early to mid 1900s and
we are very excited and grateful it
will be an important part of-our
children's history," Cox said.
county in Florida's 2nd
Congressional District, it is my
hope that we can pool our
resources and develop common
healthcare initiatives to improve
the overall quality of healthcare in
Congressman Boyd formed the
District Healthcare Council last
year to tackle healthcare issues
"The District Healthcare
Council assembles people from all
different professions and points of
view so that the discussions and
solutions will be comprehensive
and representative of our unique
district. By bringing the district
together, we can better serve the
healthcare needs of North
Floridians," Boyd said.
Now employed in Bay County
Williams graduates from FSU
Seth Williams graduated from'
Fl9rida State University on Dec.
17, 2005, with a Bachelor of
Science degree in dietetics.
A 2001 graduate of Taylor
County High School, he is the
son of Julie and Gil Williams.
His sister, Audra, is now a senior
at the University of Southern
Marijuana found on roadside
Continued from page 1
Several packages of marijuana
was found on the roadside along
the route the chase took place,
according to FHP officials.
Both men erc charged %\iih
grand theft of a motor vehicle,
possession of more than 20 grams
of marijuana, reckless driving,
possession of marijuana with
intent to distribute. McCloud was
also given the additional charge of
driving while license is suspended
or re oked. -%
California in Los Angeles.
Seth is now employed by the
Bay County Health Department in
Panama City, as a WIC Program
Continued from page 1
with several friends, had attended a
party at Jabo for several hours
before Massey's death. Around 3
a.m., Massey is reported to have
told others that he wanted to go
"shine some deer."
A friend of Massey's who had
also attended the party left to go
home around 3:30 a.m. and came
upon his truck at the intersection
of Ocean Pond and Beach Road,
where she discovered his body.
She then contacted law
TCSO Inv. Donna Lee said the
'7 case is now closed. .
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Sara Elizabeth Poppell, Jonathan Matthew Reynolds
plan April wedding
Paul Poppell and Becky Comeaux announce the engagement of their
daughter, Sara Elizabeth Poppell of Perry, to Jonathan Matthew
Reynolds, the son of Dr. Larry and Sherry Reynolds of Dothan, Ala.
The bride-elect is a student at North Florida Community College. She
is the granddaughter of Don and Evelyn Comeaux of Baton Rouge, La.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Troy University in Troy, Ala.,
where he earned a degree in criminal justice. He currently works for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. His grandparents
are Bud and Pauline Burgess of Buckatunna, Miss.
Their wedding will be an event of April 8, 2006, at 5 p.m. in the First
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Meet & Greet picnic March 1
Host homes secured;
As the State Junior Miss program nears, organizers are enthusiastic
about the community's planned welcome for the contestants--and the
scholarships that await eligible winners.
S "We are very pleased to announce that we now have more than
j $700,000 in college-specific (out of state) scholarships to offer to the
contestants based on both their scholastic and performance on the night
of the program," said Deidra Newman, who is coordinating marketing and
public relations for the event. "Now these students who are in at least the
top 10 percent of their classes, not only have Bright Futures scholarships
to colleges of their choice, but also choices from many out-of-state
universities as well."
The good news continues, Newman said. Host homes have been
secured for all contestants and the red carpet will be rolled out in Taylor
That red carpet treatment includes a Picnic in the Park on Wednesday,
March 1, at 12 noon, staged by the Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce. "This will allow members of the community to meet and
greet the contestants," said Dawn Taylor, executive director of the
chamber. The Taylor County Cookers will present their signature grilled
chicken, with all the trimmings. Consider yourself invited.
And don't forget: the 2006 Florida Junior Miss program will be held
Saturday, March 4, at 6 p.m. in the Taylor County High School
gymnatorium. Tickets and programs available at the door.
Engagement forms are available
at our offices, 123 S. Jefferson St.
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Kaden Ac Davis
Otis and Rita Davis of Perry
announce the birth of their son,
Kaden Ac, on Jan.'19, 2006, at
3:18 p.m. in Tallahassee
Memorial Women's Pavilion. He
weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and
was 21.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Billy
and Rita Carter of Perry, and the
late Ac and Rosa Carter.
Maternal great grandparents are
the late Henry W. and Jane D.
Paternal grandparents are Dale
Davis of Tennessee and Judy
Davis of Wildwood. Paternal
great grandparents are Otis Davis
,of Webster,. Betty Davis of
Tennessee, and the late Goldie and
Preston Harmon who were
residents of Perry.
Jahari Demir Girven
Michelle Golf of Perry and
Melvin Girven of Tampa
announce the birth of their son,
'Jahari Demir Girven, on Jan. 17,
2006, at 10:41 p.m. in
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces,
and was 20 and 1/3 inches long.
Yvonnie Robinson and Tyron
Robinson of Perry are the baby's
His paternal grandmother, of
Tampa, is Helen Hadley.
The new arrival joins a brother,
Donnell Davis Jr.
Jahari Demir Girven
Wesenah Parker and Josh Armstrong remind friends and relatives of
their wedding Saturday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. at the Cracker Homestead in.
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Bulldogs top Florida High 64-60 for title;
1st round of state playoffs here Thursday
The Taylor County High boys
basketball team captured the
District 3-3A District
championship Saturday in
Madison with a 64-60 victory over
For the Bulldogs (21-6), the win
capped a 7-1 run through the
district this season and set up this
Thursday's first-round matchup in
the state playoffs when the 'Dogs
will host Jacksonville Trinity
Trinity (19-7), is the runner-up
from District 4 which includes
perennial power Jacksonville
Ribaqult and five other
Jacksonville-area schools. Ribault,
which lost in the Class 3A finals
last season, will host District 3
runnerup Florida High Thursday.
Taylor County's win Saturday
night was made sweeter with the
selection of seniors Genario
McNealy and TJ Powell to the all-
tournament team. Powell was also
selected as the tourney's MVP.
Once again, a Taylor County
opponent came with a defense
designed to stop Powell and, once
again, the other Bulldogs stepped
up offensively and took
For the second straight game,
Miguel Parga and McNealy had
big nights with Parga scoring 10,
mostly from the inside, and
McNealy pouring in 16 points
from the outside including five 3-
The post defense tandem of
Parga, TraDelvan Whetsel and
Jabaree Williams stepped up in
the second half and triggered
many fast-break buckets with big
stops and quick outlet passes.
And, as the Florida High
defense moved out to stop
McNealy, Powell caught fire,
finishing the game with 30 points
and putting his two-game
tournament total at 58 points.
"Everybody brings their best to
the tournament, particularly when
they are playing the top seed,"
Bulldoi Coach John Di\ tes said.
D,'. iek said he 'i as proud of his
squad tfor fit.htinj f.f the big
challenges and coming from
behind in both district tournamemt
games t, \' in the title
"Vitihout the floor leadership
and tiaim ch unmirtrr % -ve'% e
de% eloped, that might not ha'.e
happened. \Ve are a iot more than
a group of talented players. \Ve
are a team in eer\ sense of the
\'ord." he *'aid.
Da-%Mie.s s.jaid it is. those c oncept_-
%ihich turn a good team into a
"I believe th[ i bunch s[ill has a
lot more basketball in them this
season," he said
Thursday's regional quarterfinal
game in the Ta\lor Count\ High
g m \\ill tip off at a p.m.
Admission, as set b\, the Florida
High School .Acti ities Associatior
is $( per person.
The \inner of Thursday's
contest wilt f:ice the winne-r-of the
Marianna versus, DeFuniiak
Springs game next Tuesda', at a
site to be determined
Bulldog Coach John Davies talks with his team during a break in the action
First home game Friday
TCHS wins baseball opener
The Taylor County High
baseball team opened the 2006
regular season Monday with a
chilly 2-1 victory over Rickards in
Rusty Walker pitched a strong
game for the Bulldogs, striking
out 10 while giving up only two
hits and no walks. Rickards lone
run came in the fourth inning and
Taylor County jumped out to a
1-0 lead in the third but Rickards
came back in the bottom of the
fourth to tie the game at one
The Bulldogs added one more
run in the top of the fifth then held
on for the win.
Daniel Joiner led Taylor County
it 'the 'plate going 4fotr-4. Josiah'
Anderson batted 2-for-4 with an
RBI and Kendall Thompson was
credited with an RBI.
Taylor County participated in a
TJ Powell goes up for two of his game-high 30 points
8-under league sign-up Feb. 20-21
The Babe Ruth Baseball 8 and
under (pitching machine) Rookie
League will hold tryouts and
registration February 20 and 21 at
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
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
10-under registration is this week
The Babe Ruth Baseball 10 and For more information contact
under Bambino Minor League will the City Recreation.Department at
hold tryouts, and registration 584-3006.
February 15 and 16 at 5:30 p.m. T l i u
The league is for youngsters, ball try uts
ages 9 and 10, as of April 30,
2006. Feb 22-23
Players must attend one of the 2
tryout dates and go through basic Registration for the 5 and 6-
baseball fundamentals. All year-old T-ball league will be held
participants should bring their February 22-23 at 5:30 p.m. at the
gloves and come dressed to play Norman. Park sports complex on
ball. Julia Drive.
Registration will be held at the Youngsters must be ages 5 or 6
Norman Park baseball complex on as of April 30, 2006. The fee is
Julia Drive. The fee is $35 per $35 per player.
player. All who register by the For more information, contact
appropriate dates will be drafted the City Recreation Department at
on to a team. 584-3006.
15-under kids sign up next month
The Babe Ruth Baseball 15 and
under league will hold tryouts and
registration March 15 and 16 at
Girls softball tryouts,
signup is Feb. 22-23
Registration- for the girls,
softball league will be held
February 22-23 at 5:30 p.m.-at the
Norman Park sports complex on
Youngsters must be ages 9-13
as of April 30, 2006. The fee is
$35 per player.
For more information, contact
the City Recreation Department at,
The league. is for youngsters,
ages 13 through 15, as of April 30,
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
Registration will be held at the
Loughridge Park Field on Hwy.
98. The fee is $40 per player. All
who register by the appropriate
'dates will be drafted on to a team.
For more information contact
the City Recreaftion Department at
Miguel Parga gets ready to fire up a free throw
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Feb. 25 Port St. Joe Home 1:00 pm
Feb. 28 Suwannee Home 7:00 pm
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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
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Women's conference features Silvious on Saturday
'Legacy of Love' focuses on relationships
Jan Silvious will be the featured speaker for this year's Women's
Conference planned Saturday at First Bapist Church. Her message,
"Legacy of Love," will focus on the relationships in women's lives and the
importance of leaving a scriptural inheritance.
The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 2:30 p.m. with
nursery services and lunch provided.
Tickets are $15. For additional information, please call 584-7066.
Nancy L. Wall
Nancy L. Wall, 74, of Vernon,
died Jan. 31, 2006, at Flowers
Hospital in Dothan, Ala.
She was born May 7, 1931, in
Amherst, Ohio, to the late Mildred
Chesnut Ward and Robert E. Ward.
She had been a resident of Vernon
for the past seven years, moving
there from Perry.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and a brother, William
Survivors include: her husband
of 50 years, Jack Wilson Wall of
JVemrnon; two sons, Tom Wall of
Vernon and Larry Wall of
Leesburg, Ga.; a sister, Shirley
Moeller of Ocala; and two
Memorial services were held
Friday, Feb. 3, at Peel Funeral
7Home in Vernon with Ralph
Southern Heritage Funeral
Home of Dothan was in charge of
Verdie Ezell Outler
Verdie Ezell Outler, 94, a native
and lifelong resident of Perry and
Taylor County, died Feb. 11, 2006.
She was the first of three
children born to the late John Ezell
and the late former Hester Sealy
Ezell, who were Taylor County
She worked many years with the
family business located at Foley
,. F Annual Women's
:. ;; Confr'ence
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Special guest speaker
February 18, 2006
9:00 am 2:30 pm
1 102 N. Center St. 584-7066;,
Junction, south of Perry. She was a
In addition to her parents, she
was predeceased by her husband,
George Hinton Outler, a
businessman in Taylor County;
two brothers, Bill Ezell and David
-Ezell; and two sisters-in-law,
Beatrice Ezell and Elsie Ezell.
Survivors include: a host of
nieces and nephews, great nieces
and great nephews; a cousin, Miley
Austin, and her son, Archie Austin,
and his wife, Lucy Austin.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at Joe
P. Burns Funeral Home with the
Rev. Marc Pargo officiating.
Interment followed at Pineview
Family members received
friends Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Bums Funeral Home, which was
in charge of arrangements.
Remember Luther Beauchamp?
Christian humorist Luther Beaucjramp will be the guest speaker at the
First Baptist Church of Jena on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.
"Come join us for an evening of worship and fellowship," the church
urges. First Baptist is located on Rocky Creek Road.
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
Looking ahead...29th annual workshop
Looking ahead to Feb. 25, the First Bethlehem Missionary Baptist
Association invites all women to its 29th annual women's workshop
focusing on spiritual gifts.
The event, which will be hosted by Greater Fellowship Baptist Church
in Monticello, gets underway at 9 a.m. and the registration fees include one
meal: adults, $6; youth, $3; and primary-age children,$2.
Deadline for focal church
news is 11 a.m. on Tuesday
News is published as
space is available.
'Photos and announcements
may be e-maied to:
Corine Howell is president of the women's department and Thelma
Newberry is chairman of the workshop committee. The Rev. J.B. Duval
serves as moderator.
Registration for the workshop will be held from 8:30-9 a.m. on the day
of the event.
The Rev. Melvin Roberts, pastor of Greater Fellowship, invites all Taylor
Countians to attend.
Can you smell the fish cooking?
New Brooklyn Church hopes you'll participate in a fundraiser this
Friday, Feb. 17, featuring a fish fry dinner for a $6 donation. The event will
be held in the fellowship hall of the church. For deliveries, please call 584-
'Young Men Moving Forward'
The men's ministry of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will
celebrate its first anniversary Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m., embracing the
theme, "Young Men Moving Forward."
Eddie Williams, president, and the Rev. Roosevelt Knight, pastor,
encourage everyone to make plans to attend.
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over the years, but one thing we know has always been
and will never change is how much we love you and
how lucky we are to have you in our lives.
"13" today, Feb. 15.
Ii She is the daughter of \'era
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Love... Mama- V'era,
Adore Him not
Believe Him not
Confess Him not
Desire Him not
Extol Him not
Fear Him not
Glorify Him not
Hallow His name not
Imitate Him not
Joy in Him not
Know Him not
Love Him not,
Magnify Him not
Need Him not
Obey Him not
Praise Him not
Quiet before'Him not
Reverence Him not
Serve Him not
Trust Him not
Upright before Him not
Vessel for Him not
Want Him not
Exalt Him not
Zeal for Him not
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1915 N. U.S. 221
Come and worship with us!!
Another year hs come, and
youn, so far away from us ; .
now, but in our hearts still
forever we will hold Nyou
close. Each smile, laugh and
tear we cried a testament to
your presence. gWe-will always love you. Your
eat cannot separate us. We are right here
loving you as always. You are with us on this
journey. We raise your light to the heavens and
smile. We will never forget your spirit.
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Flame, monument will remain at courthouse
Continued from page 1
: While the city has met its $200,000 pledge, the county opted to release
ffiunds in $100,000 increments as requested.
:-.The release of the second $100,000 was on the agenda for the
commission's Feb. 4 meeting in Steinhatchee.
.-However, at the commission's'previous meeting, several questions
about the park were raised after County Administrator Buddy Humphries
told commissioners ihji he had received two complaints from people
about having to pay for block memorials at the park.
Commissioners agreed to have Humphries ask that a representative
from the park committee address the board.
At the Feb. 4 meeting, Humphries told commissioners that the park
representative was on the agenda for the Feb. 21 meeting in Perry.
Commissioner Clay Bethea made a motion to table the request until that
time. Commissioner Jack Brown seconded and the measure passed
Veterans 'Memorial Park Committee Chairman Pam Feagle said
Tuesday, "work on the park is still on-going--nothing has stopped in
terms of monuments still being made and veterans still down there
working, as there is still plenty of work to do."
In a related move for the park, the park committee has dropped plans to
relocate the currently "Flame of Freedom" monument from the Taylor
County Courthouse square.
"We received some feedback in the community that said they didn't want
the flame and monument moved, so we decided it would not be in our best
interests to follow through withTtVeteransvemonialPark Committee
member Ed Sheffield said.
For National Junior Honor Society
:Taylor County Middle School
National Junior Honor Society
held its annual induction ceremony
Monday, Jan. 30, in the TCMS
auditorium. The program opened
with the invocation given by Jan
Walker, assistant principal,
followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Charlie
.Paul Dyal, principal, then gave
a brief welcome to parents and
students, with the "Lighting of the
Candles" ceremony following.
Current members, Logan Parker,
Emily Newman, Jordan Williams,
Mindy Veal and Stuart Ely
conducted the ceremony, after
which all new -members were
Called to the stage to receive -a
certificate and to repeat the.
National Junior Honor Society
The inspirational message was
given by local attorney Cline
Moore, a graduate of Taylor
County School and a partner in
, the firm of Smith, Smith &
Moore. He shared with inductees
the importance of having goals,
being a good student, and being
willing to make sacrifices in order
to achieve in school.
The program closed with
comments by Dyal and
refreshments were served in the
lobby of the auditorium afterward.
The following students were
Nafee Ahmed, Kaylee Akins,
Lindsey 'Albritton, Keishawnda
Anderson, Keyaira Anderson,,
Paige Arnold, SaMia August,
Hunter Barfield, Adrienne Barwick,
Calvin Bass, Katelyn Bassett,
Britney Braddock, Renae Brannen,
- Robert Osteen assume full sovereign powers to
: Army Pvt. Robert Osteen has govern the peoples of Iraq.
returned to Fort Stewart, Ga., after Members from all branches of
tieing deployed to Iraq in support the U.S. military and
of-Operation Iraqi Freedom. The multinational forces are also
soldier is a member of Task Force "assisting in rebuilding Iraq's
4tB-64th Armor Regiment, 3rd economic, and governmental
-Infantry Division. infrastructure, and training and
.)peration-Iraqi Freedom is the preparing Iraqi military and
- official name given to military security forces to assume full
operations involving members of authority and responsibility in
Thi U.S. armed forces and defending and preserving Iraq's
coalition forces participating in sovereignty and independence as a
efforts to, free. and secure Iraq. democracy.
Mission objectives focus on force* Osteen, a petroleum specialist,
.pirptection, peacekeeping, is the son of Pamela J. Osteen of
stabilization, security and counter- Steinhatchee.
insurgency operations as the Iraqi He is a 20038graduate of Taylor
-transitional governing bodies County High School.
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Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union (BCFCU) will be auctioning
C akes Friday, Feb. 17, to benefit United Way.
The community-minded employees of BCFCU will have their cakes on
-..display in the lobby from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bids can be placed during these
:.ours; winning bidders can take home their "sweet delights" after 4 p.m.
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Jesse Braswell, Rebekah Bratcher,
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Courtney Brown, Hannah
Bundrick, Savannah Cantrell,
Marybeth Clark, Valerie Clarks,
Dorie Cruce, Samantha Curry,
Michelle Denmark, Joann Devane,
Cheyenne Dunnell, Warren
Eakins, Claire Ensley, Shane
Farnell, Brittani Floyd, Erica
Freeman, Rachel Gilliam, Kanisha
Graham, Joshua Hare, Devin
Hartsfield, Katie Holden, Wade
Holton, Michael Horner, Allison
Johnson, Eric Jones, David Lamb
and Kameron Livingston.
Kasey Lukens, Katelyn Lynn,
Jacinda Mann, Sarah Meacham,
Kayla Miller, Jaclyn Noles,
Mikaela Patrick, Morgan Pelt,
Daniel Perez, Sarah Pomeroy,
Julia Proenza, Ryan Ragans,
Meagan Roberts, Olivia Roberts,
Colby Robertson, Beau Rodgers,
Beatriz Sadler, Alicia Saul, Erica
Scott, Ryan Shaw, Dennis Rayne
Slaughter, Reagan Slaughter,
Arneashia Stephens, Trey
Stephens, Rachel Stryker, Chelsea
Wallace, Aaron Wallis, Charles
Warf, Joshua Wells, William
Wentworth, Courtney Williams,
Ashlee Wright, Ashley Fournier,
Samantha Lukens, and Dominic.
'Above & Beyond'
Among his first acts as.chairman of the 51st annual Florida Forest Festival, Mark Viola,
right, presented an "Above & Beyond" award to Forest Capital State Museum Park Ranger Jim
Greist. The award recognized Greist's "outstanding service and dedication to .forestry and the
Florida Forest Festival."
Project Graduation gears up
The first planning meeting for Project Graduation is a planned parents are invited to attend thi
Taylor County's Project event that will be held following meeting.
Graduation 2006 will be held at the Taylor County High School For more information, pleas
Taylor Technical Institute graduation ceremony. contact Brenda Carlton at 584
Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. Juniors, seniors and their 1464 or 584-7454.
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Step Up, Taylor County!
Fitness initiative sets the pace Feb. 17-18
"Step Up, Florida--On Our Way To Healthy Living!" is a statewide initiative promoting
physical activity and healthy lifestyles to Florida's citizens and visitors. Step Up, Florida! is
time for everyone to get active and get healthy by taking advantage of the great physical activity
opportunities that Florida has to offer.
Meetings focus on eligibility criteria
Do you qualify for Medicaid?
1 Eligibility for both short-term
and long-term assistance through
Medicaid and how :hat
determination is made will be the
focus of a series of public meetings
sponsored by the Department of
Children & Families.
The upcoming hearings will
discuss the eligibility'
determination process for
Medicaid benefits based on age or
disability, including nursing home
The public, ,along with
recipients, family members,.
advocates and services providers.
is invited to provide comments and
suggestions on the process.
The meetings are not intended to
address eligibility criteria such as
income and asset limits, or service
issues such as access to
NMectings ill-,be held- on -the.-.
Taylor County Middle School
students in the gifted program
have been invited to attend the
Disney High Achier Ears
Celebration May 12 in Orlando
and currently hate a fund-raiser
drawing underwa .
I Each $5 donation gi'es you an
opportunity to win a "His & Hers"
prize package worth more than
$750. Items in the package include
.an aluminum tool box donated by
CDI valued at $229, gift
certificates from local businesses
-land tickets to the Florida Jr. Miss
The drawing will be held
, .Wednesday, March 1. Tickets are
available from any gifted program
--Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9:30-11 a.m.,
at Madison Employment
Connections (200 West Base Street
in Madison), which also serves
--Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1:30-3 p.m,
at Cedars Executive Center in
--Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9-10:30
a.m.,, at 705 West 15th Street,
Conference Room 300, Panama
.--Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m.,
at the Jackson County Agricultural
Conference Center in Marianna.
For more information, contact
Vicki Abrams at (850) 488-9217.
9. 'A -:
fRotarian Grady Moore, right, welcomes Judge James
Roy Bean as guest speaker during the Rotary Club's month-
long look at "law & order" in Taylor County. Rotary meets
every Tuesday at Joyce's Main Street Cafe.. .
Step Up, Florida!, a statewide
initiative promoting physical
activity and healthy living, will
take place Friday, Feb. 17, in
Steinhatchee and Saturday, Feb.
18, at City Park.
Project Coordinator Laurbn Zink
said the event will be fun for the
"What we're trying to do,"' she
said, "is to get people to be more
active,. and promote physical
fitness. We want everyone to get
active and healthy by taking
advantage of the great physical
activity opportunities which this
area has to offer."
On Friday, a "field day" will be
held at Steinhatchee School from
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., during which
time students will take part in
games and activities.
The next day, Step Up! will
begin at 8 a.m. at City Park, with
registration for a 5K (3.1 miles)
The walk will start at 8:30 a.m.,
beginning at City Park.
The route will head south along
Jefferson Street to Hardee's
Restaurant, where participants will
turn around and make their way
back to the park.' Prizes will be
given to the walkers/runners.
City Park will also be the setting
for a Step Up! health fair,.from 9 to
n of rigl
The guest speaker for the Jan. 31
Perry Rotary Club was Circuit'
Judge James Roy Bean, who spoke.
about the Florida judicial system.
Bean was appointed by Goy.
Lawton Chiles in 1994 and served
as a prosecutor from 1977 until
He is the only judge in the Third .
Judicial Circuit west, of the
Suwannee River, and hears,'
criminal and civil cases. from
11 a.m. Activities will include a
Hula Hoop contest, sack'race, jump
ropes, bottle toss, tug-a-war, egg
races and more.
Members of the Taylor County
Horseman's Association will make
an appearance around 10 a.m., as
they travel with the official flag,
from Lafayette County through
Perry, on their way to the Madison
County line, where they will be
met by other horsemen, who will
continue the flag on its journey
across the state.
"There will be lots of free
activities for the kids," said Zink.
"You can even register to win a
charter boat fishing trip for four.
It's going to be a lot of fun!
Everyone is urged to come out and
The campaign, which is in its
third year, is sponsored by the
Florida Department of Health.
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Ogi'( Sitting for long periods of tier.
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Weight Ufttg. Crnaches. %
How active is your lifestyle? Let this physical activity
pyramid serve as a guide.
its' key in court
Taylor and Madison counties.
Bean sees: all types of cases,.
.whereas in counties with larger
populations, separate judges hear
each type of, case. He prefers the
variety, he said, and "virtually
every day is different."
There are 20 circuits in Florida;
the Third Circuit is the largest in
geography and the smallest in
population. The circuit has seven
county court judges and seven
circuit court judges.
"We're in good shape to handle
the case load," Bean said.
As a judge, he enforces "norms
of behavior" in court in order to
inspire respect for court decisions.
"We don't have much of a
problem here," he said, although it
has been an issue inrSouth Florida.
"The ultimate goal is that the
rights of all involved are
protected," Bean said.
o arce a 2002 preparing preschoolers for Lib Taylor and Wakulla.)
rpr4o a, the .st-te of success ii school. The.. Early Learniig R&R .
itay, .Pre-Kinergarten. information about, these VPK : of the Early Learning Coalition.
-K),. :".,' '- programs is available, through of the Big Bend Region through
here reiiore than the Early Learning Resource Arbor Education & Training.
,Progra.s- in thb Big and Referral (R&R) hotline at .. Early_ Learning R&R
oe i e ofwhicd"lare'. (866)973-9030. couselors can help assist with
ib .tlroghi te ,'Taylor This free resource and referral' inquirnes regarding child care
*.^Ct1t)ri6't. Other,. service, is offered Throughout the centers: family child care
'fered .y private seven counties .which comprise homes; before and after school
e i the Big end. region (Gadsden, programs; .and/or- tVPK rog
,'hp n Jtffer: Eay Leon,. Madison; programs...'
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AARP: last Wed 10 am at AMVETS
Post N20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon 7 p m main hangar at the Perry/Foley
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon.
Joyce's Main Street Cafe
MainStreet Perry: lirst Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: second Sun., 6 pm., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church
SOptimist Club: Thurs. noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third. Wednesday,,
.Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first 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 al Joyce s
Main Street Cale
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday .' p m Jerkins
Vogue XIII: first Mon 7-30 p m Call 584-
Airport Advisory Commission: fourth
Monday. 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs .
8 a.m chamber board room
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
SCounty Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues.at6 p.m., courthouse annex. .
.Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs.,
9 a.m at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719
South Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office),. -
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues. 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex, .
Taylor County. Development Authority:
second Mon., 5 p.m. at Capital 'City Bank,
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor County Soil & Water Board:
fourth Mon., 7 p.m., Chaparral Steakhouse.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: third
Wed at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed. 5 p.m. at Chamber of Commerce.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p m Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday 3-30 p m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
(Public) Horseback Ride Nights every
third Tuesday of the month from 4-9 p.m. at
the Taylor County Ag/Equestrian Arena. $5
fee and current negative Coggins required.
For more information, call 584-5900.
Humane Society of Taylor County:
second Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest Capital
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 am.,. Taylor County Public
Miles of Smiles Clbwn 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-Schoolers: 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: firstHorse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
Muskogee Creek Indiage on WoodsTribe: fireek located on Bishop Blvd: .-
Saturday, OakTaylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
National Wild Turkey Fedraon 10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
National Wild Turkey Fedralon Library.
(Yellow .Pine Drummers): holds open Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
monthly meeting p.on all 584-9185Thursday, Golden second.Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall,
Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N, ,
Quincy Street. Please e-mail Tommie Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
Staraland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call held. Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays
584-8815. .;.:: :,.' (closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.rx; at
the district building on Beach Road..
Taylor County Demqcratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber -of Commerce.
Call 584-9656 or 584-3617 or e-mail taylor
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393,
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of .Forestry:
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group which meets
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at
Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98
West, across from the BP station at 8 p.m.
AL-ANON: St. James Episcopal Church
(in library), Wednesdays, 12 to 1 p.m.; 584-
S2146. Thursday at 6:30 for beginners
meeting with regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tues., noon, 107 East Green Street.
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor 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 Fridays 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 AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road. :
American Legion Post #96: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
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
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
JAW w t
Letters to the Editor
Can you help the festival this year?
B-2 Taco Times February 15, 2006
Project manager encourages
public to attend open houses
A recent letter to the editor listed
some concerns the writer has about
the proposed Taylor Energy Center.
As with any significant project,
there will be benefits and there will
be some impacts that we will work
with the community to minimize.
However, some of the concerns
mentioned in the letter reflect a
lack of information. I'll address a
couple of them in this letter, and I
hope that all of our new neighbors
will feel free to contact us if they
have any questions about our
Fear: "Mercury, which is neither
removed nor regulated by the
government, will be deposited in
our rivers and the water
Fact: Mercury is collected
efficiently at several stages of the
plant's emission control process.
As a result, the maximum air
concentrations of mercury will be
low and within safe standards.
Also, the government does regulate
mercury emissions. The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
finalized the Clean Air Mercury
Rule in 2005, requiring total power
plant mercury emissions
nationwide to be reduced by 70
percent. This new rule regulates
mercury emissions from both
existing and new power plants. The
Taylor Energy Center's emissions
will be less than what is allowed
under the new federal mercury
Fear: "The Florida Aquifer can
be affected by the run-off from
stored coal and byproducts."
Fact: All on-site storage areas at
the Taylor Energy Center will be
designed to protect groundwater
and surface water. As the first layer
of protection, storage areas will be
double lined. As the second layer
of protection, any water run-off
from the storage areas will be
collected and stored'in a lined pond
and treated for re-use within the
plant. For additional protection, an
advanced leak detection system
will be installed as a part of the
liner system, and a groundwater
monitoring network around the
facility will verify the effectiveness
of the system.
To learn about the project and
get answers to your questions, I
encourage everyone to attend one
of two open houses planned in
Taylor County this month. One
will be held at the Steinhatchee
Community Center on Feb. 16 and
the other will be at the Perry
Woman's Club on Feb. 23. Both
events are open to the public, and
visitors are welcome any time
between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
If you are unable to attend an
open house, please visit our
website at www.taylorenergycenter.
org or call us toll free at 1-866-
Taylor Energy Center
What are the steps to economic development?
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 fourth 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
By understanding the flow of
money into and out of an area and
the industries that cause this to
happen, a community can begin to
form a program that will enhance
The creation of a plan involves
I. Determine the condition of the
2. Identify the existing industries
that are contributing to the
3. Educate the community on the
need for a program.
4. Construct a basic plan of
5. Refinement and
implementation of the plan.
Economic development activity
involves three basic programs:
Existing industry program
The Existing Industry .Program
is designed to foster the retention
and cause the expansion of the
existing primary industries in the
community. It is the most
important yet least expensive of the
-* Please see page 4
The 50th Florida Forest Festival
is only a few months behind us, but
theO festival board -is already
beginning its preparations for the
Even though we are only a few
weeks into 2006, the board has
held several meetings to take stock
what we have and what we need.
While we are completely
dedicated to presenting the best
festival we can this year, it has
become increasingly evident that
we will need help.,
With several retirements from
our board as well as the departures
of a number of long-time
volunteers, we are now seeking
,new, volunteers and some
dedidated people willing to take on
a few well-known events.
Specifically, the Little King and
Queen Pageant as well as' the
Friday fields trips and storytelling
are currently without event chairs.
Time is running short, especially
with the pageant as registration is
now only a few months away.
As the festival begins its trek
toward its 100th anniversary, we
ask you, the people of Perry and
Taylor County, to help us as we
prepare for number 51 and beyond.
,We would also like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have
helped with the festival over the'
years. The volunteer positions we
are now trying to fill were left by
very dedicated people who are
embracing new challenges. We
undersitand'and wish )ou all well.
And more than anything else, we
thank you for your dedication and
We spent much of last year
looking at the forest festival's
history and it reminded us of the
traditions we try to follow. Now, as
we begin our work this year, we
turn our attention back to the
If you, are interested in
volunteering, please call at 584-
8733 or stop by the festival office
located in the Chamber of
2006 Florida Forest
'County more desirable because it remained small'
My father decided to start his
business in Perry because he
thought it was a small town with
1the potential to grow. Hwy 19 was
a major roadway going south to the
Tampa/St. Pete area. Perry was a
great stopping point and had steady
traffic from the north, south, east
and, west. With the paper mill
established and growing he felt
Perry was a sure bet for a boom
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123 S. Jeffe
Then in the 70s and 80s, the
construction of Interstate 75 was'
started. As more and more of
Interstate. 75 became completed,
the traffic on Hwy 19 diminished
and Perry grew into the same small
town it is today., Lucky for. my
father there was enough population
to sustain his business. He got the
best of both worlds, a. successful
business in a small town with
plenty of hunting and fishing. Our
county is' actually a more desirable
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
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Florida (850) 584-5513
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place to live today because it
remained small due to Buckeye
and the development of Interstate,
Presently we are looking at the
construction of a major coal
gasification plant and the promise
of a marina/golf course
development on our coast line.
With the completion of the 589
Toll Road, that runs north from
Tampa to Hwy 98 to Homosassa
Springs, our Hwy 19's traffic is on
the rise again. The 589 Toll Rd has
Please see page 8.
to Rotary article
After reading the article about
my recent talk at the Rotary Club,
I was a bit concerned that the
excerpted quotes from that talk.
may have unintentionally given
the wrong impression that I was
less than enthusiastic about my
..work and experiences as defense
counsel. If you heard the whole
talk and know me, you would
certainly realize that I, like the
other local defense.counsels here
in Perry, are motivated and proud
to protect the constitutional rights
of accused citizens, and to serve as
an essential part of our criminal
Additionally, although our local
defense counsels are often times
court-appointed to represent
indigent defendants, the
representation of those clients,
despite often times being a
financial loss to those attorneys
and their firms, is carried out with
the same effort and dedication as if
they were privately retained.
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
By the time'I perish, I will be the Qnly of them, and suddenly I was sure that I
one within my extended circle, of friends would never have work done.
who "hasn't had work done." I don't like going to the doctor once a
And it will show. year, or having my teeth cleaned. I can
"You did what?" I said to a friend as see that if the work involves a knife and
she described the work she had done. my flesh, I'm not a candidate.
Breast reduction, that is. Now don't think--for even a California
I sat there with an incredibly stupid minute--that you can wrest the names
look on my face. of these women from me. "Even if they
"I wish you had told me," I said, my beat me with a box of gauze, I will not
'voice trailing off into that place of disclose your identity," I promised and
concern and compassion, that's when the phone rang.
"Don't worry about it," she said. "I was It was a friend, calling to explain her
fine--I didn't need any help." absence at recent events. "I'm having
"I wasn't offering to help," I explained, eye surgery," she said and I was
"I would have laid on the table next to adequately sympathetic.
you and taken what you didn't want." "Lasik?" I asked, for I knew she wore
She thought I was kidding., glasses.
Another friend walked by then, and "No, I'm having some work done
inquired about her surgery, around my eyes."
"It went great," she said: Well, my gosh. I started feeling really
And then the second friend whispered badly about myself, looked in the
in my ear, "I had it done too...and a mirror at my eyes, realized I hadn't even
tummy tuck." had my eyebrows shaped, and briefly
I don't make a habit of walking around glanced at my middle section. I surely
*and looking at women's breasts, so don't need breast reduction, and may
unless they're placed in front of me, I'd end up being the last woman standing
have a difficult time remembering without augmentation, but a tummy
everyone's dimensions. These friends tuck? What 50-year-old woman, who's
could have had the procedure done been through labor and delivery twice,
twice, and I would have never known. doesn't need it?
I'm sure, however, there are men among I have friends having their varicose
us who are much better at this than I veins fixed and getting breast implants
am, and I don't need to know names. for Christmas.
"My back doesn't hurt anymore," said I just hope we can paint the inside of
the second friend. "At the end of the the house next year.
day, I'd have muscle spasms between Since I'm a chicken, and thus not a
my shoulder blades--it hurt so bad. candidate for plastic surgery, I have
Now I don't and it's great." decided that there is one grand moment
You don't say. when I'd like to have work done:
They both looked at me. posthumously. That way it won't hurt.
"I haven't had any work done," I said, My children can take money from my
and then I took it back. "Wait, we had estate before they bury me, have me
some boards around our house surgically perfected, plop me out in a
replaced, and painted the outside." red dress like Scarlett O'Hara wore
It wasn't work to which they could when she had sinned boldly, and invite
relate. the friends and neighbors.
As conversations with women will go, That way when they go through the
this one rushed into dangerously land- line, they can look at me and exclaim,
mined territory where the details of the "Wow, she looks great," and mean it.
four-hour or six-hour surgery emerged. Leaving well is the best revenge, you
"My goshhhh," said I, in pain for both know.
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In Taylor County
There's room for c
Taylor County is a wonderful
place to live. However, like any
other county, there's room for
change. Someone once quoted, "If
change is necessary, not to change
One much needed change is the
way the Taylor County Senior
Services are managed. There are
two boards and each board seems
to have their own way of
operating. Not all members, but
some of the members of both
Stars & Stripes
Donna Breer, president of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, presents a crocheted afghan
representing the United States flag to Susan Lincoln who held the winning ticket'from the
organization's recent fundraiser. Breer said proceeds from the fundraiser, approximately
$350, allowed the auxiliary to purchase Christmas gifts for all 120 residents ot Marshall
Health and Rehabilitation.
Letters to the Editor
'Big hospital care' available here
Many people are quick to
criticize the staff of Doctors'
Memorial Hospital ER, but few
take the time to say thank you for
an excellent job.
On Jan. 2, 2006, EMTs
responded to my call at my
residence when I went into V Tach
with my heart. With the fast
response of Kelley Winstead and
Scott St. Clair with their quick
medical attention and the care of
ER doctor Dr. Keen and nurses
Carolyn and Jackie (sorry I do not
have their last names), I received
the-immediate care that I needed to
stabilize my heart for transfer to
' When -needed the care is
available at our hospital and
everyone needs to realize that we
are fortunate to have "big
hospital" care at a hospital the size
At one time or other during the
last year, I have had occasion to
need emergency care and the
response from the men and women
of the ambulance service has gone
above thle call of duty to see that I
received the care that I needed.
From the EMTs to the flight crew
of AirMedic One, I would like to
say thank you for your excellent
For the citizens of Taylor Once again thank you to all of
County, you should all be those that ensure that we get the
thankful for the men and women care that is needed when we visit
who are there when we need them our hospital.
and stop bad mouthing the ER of
Doctors' Memorial Hospital. Joseph L. Hodges III
Continued from page 2,
three 'programs. Many
communities have fallen into
economic distress simply because
their existing primary industries
have reduced employment or left
the area entirely. Specific
programs can be created to help
prevent this from happening.
The Recruitment Program
encourages new contributory
companies to locate in the area.
The program is designed to
increase the volume of money
flowing into the area and to
diversify the local economy. A
recruitment program is time
consuming and expensive, yet
absolutely necessary for a
community to survive, especially
if the community's existing
industries are in decline.
The Start-Up Program is a mild
combination of the first two. It
involves establishing programs
that assist in the creation of new
contributory companies, which
have a chance to grow and develop
as years pass. The visible and
financial' rewards to the
community of such a program are
in the future, and patience is
required. However, there are many
communities around the country
which have strong economies as a
result of growing their own
For more information, contact
Taylor County Economic
Developer Rick Breer at 584-5627.
Next time: Keys To A
Successful Program and Economic
Development Tool Box
wih urhae fa nne w i m WalteHme
boards have plans that do not
include the betterment of the
services for the seniors in this
county. Plus the boards, there is
the Area Agency that has an
important role to play in the
decisions. This is great if all units
are in one accord. The Bible says
that a three-fold cord is not easily
broken. If the cords are braided,
they become even stronger.
However, if three strands are in
opposition, there will never be
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Another change badly needed is
in our justice system. I thought
there would be change when the
Johns family was killed by a
drunk driver. There are repeat
offenders that have four and more
DUI and VOP charges that seems
to slip by the blinded Lady
Justice. Big time drug dealers and
users seem to appear in the
booking desk every week. First
time offenders seem to appear only
once in the booking desk and are
Please see page 8
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Steinhatchee School Field Day
Steinhatchee School 1:30 2:30 pm
(the following scheduled events will take place at the City park across from the Chamber of Commerce)
8:00 am--Registration for 5K Walk/Run begins at City Park
8:30 am.-5K Walk/Run (3.1 miles)begins at City Park
(Head south along Jefferson St., turn around at Hardees and
/ continue back north ending at City Park...prizes for participating)
9:00-11:00 am--Health Fair @ City Park
Various Health Displays and Activities Prizes for participating
(Hula Hoops, Soccer Race, Jump Ropes, Tug-a-War, Egg Race, Sack Race & More)
Win a Charterr
Trip for 4 from
- Horseman's Association will make an
appearance at the City Park
(Their group will be carrying a flag from Lafayette to Madison counties)
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Taylor County Health Department TaylO 1 T
For more information call: (850)584-5087, ext. 118 county Depayon
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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 lull 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
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accounting experience required. Flexible
hours required. Please send resume to
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Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
participate 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, at If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, voice 1-
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Dated: February 1, 2006.
Clerk of the Court
By: Marti Lavalle D.C.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District
Board of Trustees of North Florida
Community College will hold its regular
monthly meeting Tuesday, February 21,
2006 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Student
Center Lakeside Room, NFCC, 325 NW
Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by
writing: NFCC, Office of the President,
325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL
32340. For disability-related
accommodations, contact the NFCC
Office of College Advancement, 850-
973-1653. NFCC is an equal.
access/equal opportunity employer.
Taylor County SHIP Program requests
sealed bids from Licensed General
Contractors for the following projects:
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 p.m, In the Taylor
County Administrative Complex (Old
Post Office), County Commissioners
Board Room, 201 East Green St. Perry, FL
32347 by the Taylor County Board of
County Commissioners. The Taylor
County Board of County Commissioners
Reserves the right to reject any/or all bids
In the best Interest of Taylor County.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
Case No.: 065CA
Lawrence B. Nichols, and Ruth A.
Nichols, his wife,
Linda A: Southerland f/k/a 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 Main 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 comer post of the
Northwest Comer 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 at the Northwest Comer 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, tnence tun 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 address Is 605 South Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida 32347 on or before
March 13, 2006, and file theorlglnal with
the clerk of this court either before
service on the plaintiff's attorney. or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or
Dated on February 6, 2006
Annie Mae Murphy
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Kieth V. Stroud
As Deputy Clerk,
In the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Walter Mortgage Company
Case No. 2005-752-CA
Kathy Watts Davis; Unknown spouse of
Kathy Watts Davis; John Doe; William
Jackson Davis; United States of
America; Buckeye Employees Federal
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,
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST,
THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 49
MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE
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 OE
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 sale to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. on April 6,
2006, at the Taylor County Courthouse,
Homes For Rent
Homes For Sale
Lost & Found
Pets & Supplies
B-7 The Taco Times February 15,2006
DON'T WAIT! ,,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned intends to sell the personal
property described below to enforce a
lien imposed on said property under the
Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes
The undersigned will sell at public sole by
competitive bidding on the 18th day of
February, 2006, at 10:00 am, on the
premises where said property has been
stored and which are located at Lock &
Key Mini Storage, 1309 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida, County of Taylor, State of
Florida, the following:
Leteasha Miller, Unit F66, household
Robert Dosh, Unit C9, household goods
Purchase must be paid for at the time of
purchase in cash or credit/debit card
only! All purchased units sold as is where
are and items must be removed and
unit cleaned at the time of sale. Sale
subject to cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner and
Dated this 10th day of February, 2006.
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
IsI Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
Notice.Is hereby given'to Larry Daniel
Hester unless payment is made on 1994
Toyota Corolla VIN: 2T1AE09B2RC072296
for towing service on 1/22/2006.
Vehicle will be auctioned on the 3rd
day of March, 2006. at 10 a.m. at
Thomas Chevrolet, 2128 Hwy. 19 S.,
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8.8 The Taco Times February 15, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Writer fears unwanted
growth from Soth Fla.'
-COUN FY roads, water, or space for proper
Continued from page 2 disposal of waste for their growing
population. I don't think south
:actually been completed since Florida would be able to handle
2000. However, it was not until another drought like we had 5 to 6
-the past few busy hurricane years.-back. In Sarasota they
seasons that people in the Tampa continue to build like there is no
:area realized the new road's benefit. tomorrow. I have a friend that
I moved back to Perry in 2001, works as block mason in the area.
at that time the 589 Toll Rd had They must order concrete blocks
very little to no traffic. Presently, for a job 10 to 12 weeks in
the Toll Rd is a very busy advance to ensure they have
highway and has our Hwy 19 on materials to do the job.
the way to becoming the new This growth trend has extended
Florida west coast interstate. The north on our west coast for years.
process has already started to It is now beginning to approach
extend the 589 Toll Rd north, by- our door steps. I know you're
passing the business district of the thinking, Foley owns most of our
Homosassa Springs/Crystal River county, it can't grow that much. A
area. This will only increase the little reminder, St. Joe is
traffic traveling through our selling their land, eventually,
county. Once again, the stage is Foley will do the same. There is
set for Perry to become the boom around 20,000 people in the
[own my father thought it would county. If we were to all join
e years ago. together and put $20 per month
_We all need to take a deep breath into an account, maybe, the
fd really think about what the people of Taylor County could
promise of growth means to us buy the Foley land. If we don't do
and our community. I lived in the something, eventually our county
Sarasota area from 1983 through will be overrun with retired folks
2001. I have to admit, the area from up north and our way of life
was a pretty nice place to live will be forever changed.
back in the early days. You could I think most parents want their
go just about anywhere on the children to get a good education,
beach, build a fire and fish all earn a good living and be able to
fight. Believe me, those days are remain in their community
gone. The traffic was busy then without it becoming over
Nit not intolerable. Today. during developedd and crowded. I am by no
the winter season, you cant sit means saying I have all the
-lfrough a complete traffic light answers, what I am saying is that
-equence several times before our community may still have
getting through an intersection. time to play a real part in what
Most of the people I've met happens here. The Sarasota/Tampa
from that area (grade school/high area in not a place I would want to
school), have since sold their raise children. We may not know
property and moved out of'the everyone in town, but we know a
area. The growth in South Florida much larger percentage of the
ia-more than local governments people living here than if we lived
-ian handle. There are not enough in south Florida.
In order to have an effect on the
er C VI function of our local government
R y and community development we
:-: must' join forces and work
- tog'the I think the coal plant is
-p roU im o t c .'.r .'.e need to hane more
S.-itf,' our county
S. .eide.Cdisions. I'm not
-C-I E QuI d, ha\e '.toed yes or
-CHAN no for :he coal plant. but I would
::Gontinued from page 4 have appreciated the opportunity
to decide for myself. We should
s6nt to jail without parole. need nothing more than a simple
E.If you are, or you known of any petition, filed with the clerk, of
tigsers, alcoholics, family support, court, for our community to call a
5inyone with any type of addiction county wide vote on any
lhat wants help, there is help out decision/issue that our local public
here for you. One Christ centered officials are considering, or have
recoveryy program is called "The already voted into law. As a
_Way" and we feel that there is community, we should always
m..ly one way. The phone number have the final say if we so desire.
:ftr "The Way" is 584-8254. Or
tou can call Bert or Robin Gray-
Strickland at 843-0747, Orlando
:igmith at 843-3136 or Bill or Pat
.aniels at 223-1724. Give us a
~ill, help is just a phone call
5-' Bill Daniels
:;:P.S.: Yes, Taylor County is a
:iLce place to live, but it could be
'even nicer. .
Let's put the community back
in control of the community.
Community participation and
awareness, is something that needs
to be increased across the United
States. Let's start right here in
Taylor County and show them
how it's done. Remember the
saying, divided we are weak, but
together we stand strong.
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