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In honor of Black History Month, the
Taylor County Public Library
welcomes 'Tocamos' to Perry
Saturday, Feb. 25, for a special 'p:.m.
The Afro-Cuban drumming group
from Tallahassee is led by Yazid
Johnscn and Paul Harvey. The
group's performances are meant to
exemplify the history and culture of the
Caribbean and the Af-ican Diaspora in
an "engaging and energetic
Weather permitting, the group will
perform at City Park. In case of rain,
the performance will be moved
indoors to the library. Admission. is
meeting is today
Congressman Allen Boyd will host a
Town Hall Meeting for constituents
today (Wednesday). The meeting will
be held -in the county commissioner
board room, located in the courthouse
annex, and will start at 2 p.m.
The Taylor County School Board
;has rescheduled its regular board
'meeting from Tuesday, Feb. 21, to
Monday, Feb. 27, beginning at 7 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the
administrative complex, located at 318
North Clark Street.
Two health presentations are being
sponsored this week by the Taylor
Senior Citizens Center's activity
Lynn Odom of Doctors' Memorial
Hospital will discuss the radiology
department today (Wednesday) at
. On Thursday, Feb. 23, Big Bend
Cares will give a presentation on HIV
beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The center is located at 800 W. Ash
Street in Perry.
Editorial ...page -2 r
SClassifieds...page B13-4 :
taCO 1 Times Edition
Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 8
IMI -Survey says:
Coal plant will be
'good' for Taylor
Seventy percent of Taylor Countians believe the proposed power plant
will be either "very good" or "mostly good," according to a recently-
conducted survey of 500 likely voters.
If 'j The telephone poll was conducted Jan. 9-15 by Barcelo & Company, a
Florida-based research firm. It was commissioned by the Taylor Energy
Center, the consortium of municipal power groups planning to construct a
$1.5 billion coal-fired power plant here.
"The purpose of the poll was to get a hold on how the people in Taylor
County feel about the project. We were encouraged that'the vast majority
of people viewed the project as positive," Taylor Energy Center spokesman
Mark McCain said.
McCain said the poll was conducted scientifically with a 95 percent,
confidence factor and a margin of error of 4.5 percent, plus or minus.
Numerous questions were asked of the respondents, including
impressions of various elected boards and other organizations as well as
individual elected officials and local activists.
| Please see page 3
SCity questioned on
B ll' ,:equity in spending
'-la,-an,. empty field on the side of U.S. Highway 19 North, the Taylor
'.e is4."growing as. each month passes. The park's lights rise up into
i wt.'tthe, W6rk already completed. Now well into the second half of
J.e,. ase.1 of the park,.the soccer fields have been. graded, the parking lots
5poflhcbncet wlll be. flowing. Construction is scheduled to finish next
.^. .. ".', ,
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In response to concerns raised by
former NAACP president Wayne
Dunwoody, the City of Perry has
compiled a list of spending on
local parks stretching back two
The findings, released Tuesday,
show that $124,311 was spent on
upgrades and equipment in four
primary areas: Dorsett Stadium,
Loughridge Park, Jerkins Park and
Dreamland City Kiddie Park.
Dunwoody launched a volley of
criticism at the City Council during
its regular meeting last week,
citing concerns that fewer tax
dollars were being spent on
Drug arrests made
Task force 'steps up' enforcement
Taylor County law enforcement
has stepped up its fight against
drug dealers and buyers, and
officers have made the, arrests to
prove it. Some of the most recent'
According to Perry Police
Department Ptl. David Kelly, a
vehicle was seen leaving a "well-
known drug house, and in the
process of leaving the house, the
driver committed two traffic
The infractions were witnessed
by undercover officers with the
Taylor Cou'nty Joint Drug Task
Force (JTF).and reported to Kelly,
who then attempted a traffic stop.
"I activated my emergency
lights, but the driver, Jonathan
Jeremiah Millender, 26, kept
going, picking up speed and,
driving substantially faster than the
posted speed limit," Kelly said.
"Millender drove for another
half-mile before finally coming to
a hesitant stop.
"When Millender got out of the
car, I asked him why he attempted
to run. He told me he wasn't
running, that he had the radio on
and didn't pay attention to the blue.
lights or siren," Kelly added.
PPD Ptl. Gene Franklin and
Kelly asked if there were any drugs
in his car to which Millender
replied that there should be some
empty drug bags.
. Franklin read him his rights and
the car was searched.
PPD Ptl. Gina Deeson arrived to
assist with the search, which
yielded three bags, found on the
ground where Millender had
stepped out of the vehicle. One of
the bags contained suspected
powder cocaine, which later tested
positive. In the car,, a marijuana
cigarette was also found.
When Millender was searched,.
several small bags with cocaine
residue were found, along with a
bag which contained marijuana
Millender was charged with
possession of cocaine, fleeing and
attempting to elude an officer,
possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis and possession of drug
Another arrest was also the result
of cooperation between the JTF
and other law enforcement officers.
The JTF reported to PPD Ptl. Lin
Gray that a vehicle was seen
leaving another known drug
.4 Please see page 2
recreation in .predominantly
"Black people should be:
ashamed to let our tax dollars go..
and be spent all over the"
community. Where is our money.
going?" Dunwoody said. "I want to
know how much money is being
spent in development in the areas
where the majority of residents are
addressed conditions at Jerkins
Park and Jerkins Pool, as well as
"We need. a pool. in. that
community. Spring is coming up
and we still don't know what you're
are going to do about the pool. You
need to do something and make the
park (Jerkins) look like something
to be proud of," he said.
Mayor Emily Ketring noted that
,the council as a whole'had voted
that upkeep on all city parks be
done on a rotation basis, so that all:..:-
parks would be maintained under -
the same standards.
"That came from this council :
and that is happening now," she .
said, adding, "This council--with
exception of Mr. (Doug) Everett--
has not allocated any money to any
park. The money that is being
spent now, during our terms, was :
voted on by council members who
were here before us."
According to the report from ,
City Hall, the -bulk of park
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Cruce named 'Employee of the Year'
*c na e Yew
The 2005-06 Taylor County
School District School-Related
Employee of the Year has been.
named and the winner is Susie
Cruce, who has worked within the
system for the past 25 years. ,
: Cruce, who was nominated by
Izell Montgomery Jr., is currently a
staff member at Taylor Technical
Institute, where she works as a
vocational laboratory assistant.
Cruce serves as a teacher's aide in
TTI's adult education and family
literacy program, a position she has
held for the past four years.
"Her job is' to, help parents,
become literate so they can help
their own children or grandchildren
become fluent readers," said
Montgomery. "Also, if the parents
have a desire to receive their GED
and their high school diploma, then
she helps them achieve that goal as
meeting is canceled
A joint meeting between the two governing boards in Taylor County to
hear a report from the animal control consolidation committee was
canceled Tuesday morning to allow the committee more time to confirm
The committee was to present findings to the Taylor -County
Commission and Perry City Council on recommending avenues for
consolidating the county and city animal control services.
The meeting was scheduled to begin at the commission's regularly
scheduled meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m.
According to County Administrator Buddy Humphries, he and his staff
were going over the numbers Tuesday morning when they decided they
needed more time to make sure everything was correct.
"They then called City Council .Member Don Cook, who is on the
committee, and recommended they postpone the meeting.
"We want to make sure we have the right numbers," Humphries
Please see page 3
"Not only does she nurture the
academic side of the student, she's
concerned about the whole person.
"Ms. Cruce is never to busy to
listen to a concern or to go the
second mile to help a parent with a
,problem or to make a positive
difference in the life of her
"On more than one occasion, she
has been known, to provide
assistance to students in areas such
as encouragement, food, clothing.
and shelter; therefore, building
their self-esteem," he added.
Cruce also works with the
Special Olympic Committee where
she interacts with several
community organizations in
support of Special Olympics
Montgomery also pointed out
that Cruce takes an active role in
TTI's crisis intervention inservice
.* Please see page 2
Cheers and tears abounded recently, when Susie Cruce, (second from right), was named
2005-2006 School-Related Employee of the Year. Pictured above are, from left, TTI Directpr
Ken Olsen, School-Related Employees' Union President Darlene Hoover, Cruce and
Superintendent of Schools Oscar Howard Jr.
A-2 The Taco Times February 22, 2006
Power plant opponents share info
Opponents of the proposed coal-
fired power plant will hold a
meeting to provide information to
the public Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4
p.m. at Jerkins Community
Susan Glickman from the
Natural Resources Defense
Council and others will speak on
topics including: mercury
poisoning, water pollution, water
consumption, air pollution, traffic
congestion from daily coal trains
and eminent domain.
Residents will share ideas for
stopping the plant. There will be
refreshments and door prizes.
Residents opposed' to the coal-
fired power plant proposed for
Taylor County believe that it will
have a devastating impact on area
health, environment, infrastructure
and quality of life.
Boyd rep visits beaches
A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's staff will be visiting.
the Taylor Beaches so the people
of Taylor County have the
opportunity to personally discuss
issues concerning them.
The representative will be at the
Taylor Coastal Water & Sewer.
Building, 18820 Beach Road,
Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 9:30-11
Congressman Boyd's staff is
trained to assist constituents with
a variety of issues relating to
various federal agencies.
Steinhatchee School selected a "Valentine Court" in honor of the recent holiday. Pictured are
(left to right): Loredana Stein, Jami Hoffman, Valentine Princess Savannah Catalano, Chaeli
Norwood and Jennifer Martinez. Not pictured is Valentine Queen Vanessa Turner.
Cocaine and marijuana
seized in multiple arrests
Continued from page 1
After the truck left, officers saw
the driver park in an empty lot,
which, had a posted "No
Trespassing" sign on it.
When the truck attempted to
leave, Gray conducted a traffic stop
"I asked the driver to exit the
vehicle and he told me that the
passenger, Robert Shane Willis,
27, had picked him up in the truck
and asked him to drive him around
.so he could find his ex-wife."
Gray'made contact with Willis
and asked him. to get -ut of the
Willis was asked if there were
any drugs in the truck (the vehicle
belongs to Willis' father), and
he said there was not.
Willis and the truck were
,.searched, with negative results.
"Shortly afterwards, Willis
asked me for a drink of his soda,"
said Gray. "I told him that he
could not drink it right now, but I
would let him in a few minutes.
."At this point, Taylor County
Sheriff's Office Dep. Lynn
Gilbreath advised me to check
Willis' mouth. I asked Willis to'
open his mouth and he complied.
"I saw suspected crack cocaine
in his mouth, so I grabbed him by
the cheeks and made him spit it
"out," added Gray.
Willis was placed under arrest
for possession of cocaine and
Tampering with evidence. A check
was made on Willis and it was
discovered that a warrant had been
*issued from Pasco County and
they wanted to extradite him.
Willis was also charged with
violation of probation out of
A few days later, PPD Ptl.
Wesley Cooper stopped a car with
an improperly working front
"As the vehicle came to a stop,"
said Cooper, "I noticed that the
passenger in the vehicle appeared
to be leaning forward as if he was
putting something under the seat."
Cooper said he approached the
vehicle and asked the driver and,
passenger for their identifications.
The driver was Jennifer D.
Cashman, 22, and the passenger
was Lucas Henry Jacobs, 26.
The pair was asked to exit the
vehicle, where they were given
citations for not wearing seatbelts.
When they were separately
questioned about their previous
whereabouts, two separate stories
Because of this, Cooper asked
Cashman for consent to search the
vehicle, to which she agreed.
"During the search," said
Cooper, "I found a copper Brillo
pad inside a paper bag with several
pieces torn from it. In my
experience, I believed that the torn
pieces were being used to smoke
"I then found a marijuana
cigarette in the glove box on the
passenger side of the vehicle,"
At this point, Cashman told
officers that the joint was hers.
PPD Sgt, Jamie Cruse joined the
search, and a cigarette pack
containing several pieces of crack
cocaine was discovered under the
passenger seat where Jacobs had
Jacobs was arrested and charged
with possession of cocaine and
possession of drug equipment.
Cashman was arrested and charged
with possession of cocaine,
possession of cannabis and
possession of dtug equipment.
Both were taken' to the Taylor
EMPLOYEE OF YEAR ,
Continued from page 1
"When serving as a substitute,
teacher in our craft programs, she
always reinforces school and
program safety rules to ensure the
well being of our students," he
"In addition, she knows how to
celebrate success," Montgomery
said. "When Helen Smith received
her GED at the age of 70, through
the Family Literacy Program, Ms.
Cruce took time out of her busy
schedule to attend morning
services with Ms. Smith to honor
and celebrate her accomplishment--
surprising Ms. Smith with her
very own cap, gown and test
results in hand...that made Ms.
Smith's and her family's day and
the New Mt. Zion Church
"Is that dedication? Is that going
above and beyond the call of duty?
You bet it is!" added Montgomery.
Cruce was also recommended for
the honor by co-worker Janice
Murphy, who describes Cruce as
dependable, eager, energetic,
enthusiastic and a very hard
"Susie gets involved with her
students so much, we are like one
big family," Murphy said. "The
students' problems become her
"She has helped to find housing
for a student who lost her home to
a fire; gave money for gas to other
students; and has even brought
groceries from her home to help
"Susie is a big supporter of our
literacy family (students) and she
Also, a traffic stop was recently
conducted on a car for running a
stop sign. The driver, Larry B.
Bailey, 50, was issued a safety
belt violation, said PPD Ptl.
"Bailey appeared to be nervous,
so I asked for consent to search the
vehicle. During the search, I
discovered a bag of marijuana
between the driver's seat and center
console," said Norris.
The illegal drug was seized and
Bailey was placed under arrest.
4"-,1:- : '
is there 24-hours, seven-days-a-
week. She has the patience to
work with the adult who has low
self-esteem; she never lets them
forget that they can and will
achieve their goals if they only
believe in themselves.
"If a student is having trouble in
a specific area, Susie will do her "
best to find additional resources to
help them. She gets so excited
when one of our students reaches
that goal and receives their GED.
"I know whatever the task--
Susie is up for it," Murphy added.
TTI Director Ken Olsen said
this of Cruce:
"I have known Ms. Cruce for
over eight years as a friend and
supervisor. She is intelligent,
honest, energetic, loyal, punctual
"Susie presents a pleasant front
at all times and she works
extremely well with students,
parents, co-workers and
supervisors. She is a real team
player and is committed to doing
the best job possible!" Olsen
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard Jr. said he has known
Cruce since she was a student in
the Taylor School District.
"I've watched Ms. Cruce go
from a really good student to a
great employee who everyone
loves to work with," he said. "She
does a great job, no matter what
you ask her to do. She's the kind
of employee that every boss loves
"And she's, the kind of friend,
that anybody is blessed to have.
She thoroughly deserves this
award and it was a long time
coming," he said.
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Of those responding.
Eighty-two percent 'always vote'
Continued from page 1
Eighty-two percent of those
responding said they always vote
while 18 percent claimed they
usually voted. Ninety-seven
percent of the respondents said
they had heard of the power plant
Forty-four percent said they had
no worries when questioned about
their "hesitations or worries"
about the power plant.. Thirty
Only one percent of the respondents
listed "let us vote" as a hesitation
Taylor Energy Center
January 9-15, 2006, n=500
+/- 4.5% with a 95% confidence factor
Barcelo & Company, Inc.
Are you a registered voter in Taylor County?
(If no. ask) Is there someone else at home who is a registered voter in Taylor County? (If no, please thank respondent
and discontinue interview.)
Would you say you are the kind of person who always votes, usually votes, or seldom gr never
votes in Taylor County elections? (If seldom or never, please thank respondent aend nd interview.)
Always Usually NoAnxr Totals
82% 18% 0% 100%
Next I would like to read you the names of a few local businesses. Please tell me your impression
of them as being good for the quality of life in Taylor County. Is it very favorable, somewhat
favorable, not very favorable, not favorable at all? If you don't know (he name please just tell me.
Very Neto tll
Business Impression Favorable Somewhat Not Very Favra ble QNft ToWalS
Buckeye Cellulose 50% 26% 7% 7% 10% 100%
Foley Timber 45% 28% 5% 4% 18% 100%
Martin Electronics 35% 35% 6% 5% 18% 100%
Spectrum Boats 14%' 13% 0% 2% 71% 100%
When it comes, to getting news about what's going on in the county, how are important are each of
the following to you personally?
Very Somewhat Not Very Not t all
News Importance Important Important Importamnt Important PKINR TotlS
The Tallahassee Democrat 25% 28% 12% 24% 11% 100%
The Perry News-Herald 54% 31% 6% 5% 3% 10q%
The Taco Times 56% 31% 5% 5% 3% 100%
Local Radio Stations 24% 26% 16% 23% 12% '100%
Local Television News 44% 25% 6% 12% 13% 100U
People with whom you work 36% 17% 2% 14% 31% 100%
.Your friends and neighbors 65% 27% 4% 2% 2% 100%
Have you heard of plans to build a clean-coal powerplant called the Taylor Energy Center or the
North Florida Power Project in Taylor County? ,
Hear of Powerplant Plans?
Yes No DKINR NoAnswe. Totals
97% 3% 0% 0% 100%
Please tell me if you think that overall the plant will be a good thing for the residents of Taylor
County. Will it be very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad?
Very Mostly Very
Good for the Residents?- Good Good Mostly Bad Bad
40% 23% 9% 18%
The Taylor Energy Center is a state-of-the-art powerplant to be located in Taylor Cotunty, The plant
will help meet Florida's growing energy demands and will create 1,500 construction jobs and 180
permanent jobs. From what you know now or assume, please tell me whether the Taylor Energy
Center %.ii r,a.e a c.c.' ,: .,r negative e'ect .An earhn .3 me following local needs:
Vor Swoh a following Very I d
Providing better job opportunities
Supporting the local economy
Protecting our environment
Enjoying outdoor recreation
Improving our quality of life
32% 24% 12% 17% 16% 100%
35% 30% 10% 19% 6% 100%
On the question as to whether
the plant will be a good thing for
the residents of Taylor County, 38
percent said the plant would be
"very good," 32 percent "mostly
good," 11 percent "mostly bad"
and 15 percent "very bad." Four
percent said they did not know or
had no response.
The table accompanying this
-article lists some of the questions
and responses to the poll.
More Power Supply
41% Hope for Lower Blls
21% Clean I Good Technology
17% Highly Regultd
14% Helps Neighboring CountlO
10% No Answer
What hesitations or worries do you have about the Taylor Energy Center?
Worries I Hesitations (PC)
Environment / Pollution Issues
Health I Medical Issues
Water Level I Use
Trains / Traffic I More People
44% Power is For Others
9% Maintain Standards
8% Will They Pay Taxes
7% Let Us Vote
5% No Answer
Overall do you think that the plant Will be a good thing for the residents of Taylor (Cu.nty. Very good,
mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad?
(Informed) Good for Residents Very Good Good Mostly Bad Very Bad D"INR TTOW o
38% 32% 11% 11% 4% 100%
Knowing what you now know about the Taylor Energy Center, which of the following desc!rptions do
you think would sound best to Taylor County citizens?
1.) Ensuring Florida's Energy Independence
2.) Reliable, Affordable Power. Produced Responsibly.
3.) Powering the Economy. Protecting the Environment.
Ensuring FlorIda's Reliable, Affordable PowerIng9
Best Energy Power. Produced Econory, Protmocpg
Description Independence Responsibly the Envlrpesment P TPTW
10% 30% 41% 19% 109%
I have just a few more questions to ask just to make sure our sample is correct,
Does anyone in your home hunt or fish?
Hunt or Fish
Do you have interest access at home?
Yes No DKNR Noe Answer Totals
71% 29% 0% 0% 100%
Yea No DKINR NoAnswer Toal
61% 39% 1% 0% 100%
Do you have cable or satellite.television at home?
Cable or Satellite TV
Yes No DKOMR No aower TeWle
91% 8% 1% 0% 109%
Would you say your age is:
Age Under30 30-45 4.-64 5-74 Over75 OKNR
5% 16% 40% 21% 17% 1%
Again this is just for statistical purposes is your total household income ...
Sex (by observation)
Under $30,000- S6 0,000 Ovwe
$30.000 1 0,000 75,000 to 75, Raefud Tolab
28% 28% 9% 19% 16% 100%
Male Female D mR aNeAwwf Teaw*
49% 51% 9% 0% 190%
A subdivision in the area known
as Cedar Island East is moving
forward after the Taylor County
Commission struck a deal with
the developers over paving issues.
Unlike most new subdivisions,
the area already has a series of
county roads intersecting the
property. According to the
county's land development code,
the density of housing brought by
the new subdivision would require
improvements to these roads.
In order to secure that the roads
wpuld be brought up to the level
required, Holy Mackerel Real
Estate; Development Co. of
Seville, Ohio, worked out an
agreement with the county
commission for the paving.
According to the agreement, the
roads in question--Eagle. Way,
Meeting House Street, Dove Way,
Grackle Grade, Hawk Ridge and
Pelican Place--will be paved
within the next five years.
Continued from page 1
expenditures, some $58,000, has
been for items related to Dorseit
These include $21,000 in
emergency repairs, $10,000 in
fencing and $4,000 for roofing.
Second in expenditures was
$25,000 for the establishment of
the Dreamland City Kiddie Park
on Saxton Street, followed by
$18,600 spent at Loughrige Park.
The largest portion of those
dollars was for $15,000 in new
Third on the list was some
$11,111 spent at Jerkins Park for
a variety of items including picnic
tables, plumbing, bathroom
materials, new fencing and
Rounding out the list was
$9,900 for grounds keeping
equipment (a mower, five
trimmers and two edgers), $1,163
for a pump at City Pool and $212
for two drinking fountains at
I There were no expenditures for
City Park, the Duck Pond or any
of the other three smaller parks
maintained by the city.
Continued from page 1
Talks between the two
governing boards began in July. of
last year as they discussed options
to consolidate duplicated services.
It ,was decided early on to
concentrate at first on animal
control as well as building and
Two committees were formed
soon after tasked to examine and
.consider various avenues of
consolidating those services.
The animal control committee
also includes Commissioner
According to City Manager Bob
Brown, the committee will meet
to go over the numbers and then
reschedule the joint meeting.
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Holy Mackerel will pave one-
half of the roads within the
boundary of the development. The
remaining roads will be paved
using funds from a MSBU fund
set up on the property owned by
A MSBU, or "Municipal
Service Benefit Unit," a legal
financing mechanism where the
county establishes a special
district to allow a group of
citizens to fund a desired
improvement, such as utilities or
roads. The assessment will appear
annually on the property tax bill
as a non-ad valorem tax.
Paving is set to be complete in
five years or when the subdivision
reaches a 30 percent occupancy
rate, whichever comes first.
Commissioners voted to
approve the agreement in a 4-1
vote at the commission's Feb. 7
meeting. Commissioner Pat
Patterson voted against.
A-3 The Taco Times February 22, 2006
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The Perry Woman's Club held a "Happy Heart Party" on Wednesday, Feb. 6, providing paper, scissors, pens and glue for all
.members and guests. "The Girls" were encouraged to craft their own messages of love and friendship in honor of Valentine's Day.
Suezette Stephens, Creative Memories representative, was credited with supplying materials for the party.
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Kim Barlowe, district sales
Davies, now of Tallahassee but
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She has been an Avon
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Oriel Blalock, David Crews, Matthew W. Eastman, Janay L. Flowers
and Matthew York were recently selected for the National Honor Roll
which recognizes high-achieving high school and middle school students.
"Honoring their achievements provides motivation and encourages them
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Middle school musicians
bring home seven awards
Seven Taylor County Middle
School students participated in the.
Florida Bandmasters Association
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'rAll seven students performed
solos: Lauren Clover performed
her first piano and third alto
Saxophone solo and received
Local Farm Bureau members .attended a recent celebration
at the Ronald McDonald House in Tallahassee.
$800 in groceries donated
by regional Farm Bureaus
Food Check-Out Day 2006, was;
celebrated Feb. 2, at the Ronald,
McDonald House in Tallahassee
To celebrate' the event, local;
county Farm-Bureau's donated over,
$800 of fresh, Florida produced.
fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy
products to the charity.
During Food Check-Out Week,
Farm Bureau members across the
nation creatively mark the time of,
the year when most Armericans
have earned enough disposable '
income to pay for all the food they
eat, both at home and away, for
the entire year.
Auley Rowell, president of
Taylor County Farm Bureau,
'stated, "The bounty of safe,
affordable food produced by,
America's farmers and ranchers
"benefit consumers who pay less
for food than citizens of any other
country in the world." '
"The recipient of the free
groceries was the Ronald
McDonald House, which is a great
charity," added Rowell. "We have
worked with them for ten years to
celebrate this event."
There were several members of
the Board of Directors of Ronald
McDonald House in Tallahassee to
receive the gift. The Farm Bureau
prepared a meal for all directors as
well as several families' staying
there, who have children in local
hospitals in Tallahassee.
Rowell went on to say that,
"We need to tell our story at every
event we can. People need to
understand that food in America is
the safest supply of any in the
wprld. They also need to be told
that it is abundant as, well as
affordable. We've got a great story
to tell. Food is a great bargain in
To our beautiful, smart, talented
daughter and a loving sister to,
S.. your brothers.
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February 23, 2006
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life and you will go far.
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Mama, Alvin, Justin & Jarrett
'"excellent" on the piano solo,
grade four, a level usually
performed by high school
students, and "superior" on the
alto saxophone solo.
Clover has been very busy this
semester performing in the Florida
Band Masters Association, FBA,
-ccCording to Band Director Lee
Da'. id Lamb, a 7th grade French,
horn pla%,er in the FBA District 3
Middle School Honor Band,
performed the 2nd Mozart's 3rd
Horn Concerto, a grade three solo.
He recei- ed a "superior" for the
performance. "Most students don't
perform a grade three until their
.A ih grade of school," Cook said.
Lamb studies with Ms. Johanna
Yarbrough in Tallahassee.
Se enth grader, Ryan Ragans,
performed a grade two solo by
Hecto-r Berlioz entitled Rakoczy
Hungarian March, a grade two
_nare drum solo. Ragans received a
"superior" rating. This is Ragan's
and Lamb's second solo and
Ashlev Browning, Erica Scott
and Caiilin Weatherly performed
their very first solos for the
Brow ning is 'an eighth grade
clarinetist who has improved',
greatly in her tone quality, said
Cook. She received an "excellent"
rating for her solo.
Seventh grader, Scott, performed
a bass clarinet solo and received a
Sixth grader, Caitlin Weatherly,
a flute player in beginning band
received an "excellent" rating for
All seven participants received
"These students have worked
very hard andnow they are geared
up to get ready for the FBA
District 3 Concert Band Music
Performance Assessment, MPA,
to be held March 10 at Florida
State University's Opperman
Hall," said Cook.
"I am very proud of their
accomplishments. The concert
band MPA is every band
program's most important
function of the year. After this
past weekend's solo results, we
should do very well at the concert
"The Taylor County Middle
School performs at 1:30 pm,"
Cook added. "Admission is free.
Please come out and support these
kids at this important event."
A-5 The Taco Times February 22, 2006
IS NEARING ITS GOAL...
BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!
An additional $8,000 is needed to push the community over its $185,000 United
Way goal. Reaching our goal will ensure the continuation of vital human services
delivered to many of our residents.
Safe shelter at the Refuge House, Meals on Wheels delivered to the frail and
elderly by the Senior Center, counseling and medical assistance provided by Hos-
pice, and emergency assistance by the American Red Cross in times of disaster
are just a few of the services delivered by Taylor County's United Way agencies.
You can help by completing the form below, attaching a check or credit card
information and mail it to United Way's Taylor County office.
Please remember that all of your gift stays here in Taylor County to be used by
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That's why United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) relies on Taylor residents not juqt
to give dollars in support of the annual campaign, but also to decide how those
dollars should .be' used. The following agencies received finding from the volunteer
Taylor Community Investment Team...to the tune of $173,911 in 2005.
2-1-2- Big Bend
American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Big Bend Cares
Big Bend Hospice
Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area Council
Boys & Girls Club of Perry/Taylor County
Brehon Institute for Family Services
Elder Care Services
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Girls Scouts of the Apalachee Bend
Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend
Leon Advocacy and Resource Center
Needy School Children's Fund
Taylor County Senior Services
Tri-County Foster Parents Association
Below is a brief report of how your United Way dollars were spent in 2004. They
bought the services you see listed below. Your gift touched the lives of many of our
residents. Every dollar that was raised here stayed here.
* 283 Taylor children were provided early childhood services by KIDS Inc.
* 2 1 citizens were served by Taylor Co. Leon Advoc. and Resource Center.
* 71 Taylor seniors were served by Elder Care Services.
* 292 Taylor seniors were served by Senior Services.
* 44 Girl Scouts were served in Taylor County.
* 549 citizens were served in Taylor County by Refuge House.
* 232 Taylor County citizens called 2-1-1 Big Bend for help.
* S I citizens received assistance from Brehon Institute for Family Services.
* 90 citizens were helped by Big Bend Hospice.
* I 7 citizens received help from Big Bend Cares.
* 3 families were enriched through Tri-County Foster Parents Association.
* 293 children were helped through the Needy School Children's Fund.
* 1 60 students joined the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
* I child received mentoring guidance from Big Brothers Big Sisters.
* 79 Boy Scouts were served in Taylor County.
* 7,294 citizens received help from the Red Cross.
* 165,830 lbs. of food were distributed to citizens of Taylor County bythe
Second Harvest Food Bank.
* S08 Boys and girls were served in after school programs at three sites by the
Boys & Girls Club
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A-6 The Taco Times February 22, 2006
Advance to regional semis
Bulldogs stop Trinity 69-57
The Taylor County High
basketball team, behind the 39-
point effort of Toney Powell,
dispatched of Jacksonville-Trinity
Christian here Thursday night 69-
57 in the first round of the state
The victory set up Tuesday
night's regional semi-final game at
Walton-DeFuniak Springs (22-6).
DeFuniak defeated Marianna (18-
9) 61-48 last Thursday to gain the
The winner of Tuesday's game
will advance to the regional finals
to be played this Saturday against
the winner of the Jacksonville
Ribault (22-6) versus Pensacola
Ribault defeated Florida High
70-33 last week in Jacksonville
while Catholic stopped Chipley
49-43, Ribault advanced all the
way to the finals last season
before falling to Florida Air
Last Thursday before, a near
capacity home crowd, the
Bulldogs jumped out to a 29-19
halftime lead but let Trinity back
in the game midway through the
second half before out-scoring
the Jacksonville team 26-19 in the
final stanza to win going away.
Powell hit four 3-pointers and
garnered four assists to lead the
'Dogs. Genario McNealy tossed in
12 points, including two 3-
pointers while Jabaree Williams
scored 8 while pulling down 9
rebounds, McNealy also had four
steals in the game.
. Rounding out the scoring were
Miguel Parga with 6 points, Rick
Williams with 2 and Curtis Jones
and Greg Flowers with one point
The win improved Taylor
County's record to 22-6 on the
Miguel Parga drives to the basket during quarterfinal action
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 pmrn
Feb. 28 Suwannee Home 7:00 pm
March 2.. Bellevue. ....,... Away 7:00 pm
SMarch 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
A 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
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Baseball team falls to
Wakulla, North Florida
The Taylor County High
baseball team fell to 1-2 on the
year after dropping two games -- a
5-1 decision at Wakulla Thursday
and a 9-3 loss to North Florida
Christian Friday in the Bulldogs'
Against Wakulla, Brandon*
Mock (0-1) pitched three innings,
striking out two while giving up
only one earned run.
Josiah Anderson came on in
relief and struck out three.
At the plate, Brian Lynn, Drew
Mock and Daniel Joiner each
garnered a hit while Mock scored
the Bulldogs' lone run.
Taylor County is at home for
three outings this week including
Rickards on Tuesday, Santa Fe
Thursday at 6 p.m. and Port St.
Joe Saturday at 1 p.m.
Jayvee opens season
with 9-3 win at Madison
The Taylor County High Junior
Varsity baseball team defeated
Madison last week 9-2 to open the
Josh Gilbreath (1-0) got the win
on the mound with steady relief
from Zach Knowles and Derek
The jayvee was scheduled to
play Rickards on Tuesday before
traveling to Godby Friday.
They will host Port St. Joe
following the varsity game
Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Babe Ruth (15-U) tryouts in March
The Babe Ruth Baseball 15 and
under league will hold tryouts and
rc'strauton March 15 and 16 at
Registration will be held at the
Loughridge Park Field on H%\y.
98. The fee is $40 per player.
Genario McNealy puts up a 3-pointer against Trinity Christian
(Photos by Wayne Dunwoody)
The league is for youngsters, For more information contact
ages 13 through 15. as of April 30. the City Recreation Department at
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Beginning March 1
Catholics announce Lenten services
Ash Wednesday is March 1
Next Wednesday, March 1, is Ash Wednesday which marks the
beginning of the season of Lent. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
will hold mass at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on that day for the Distribution of
.The weekly mass schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30
p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.
Local members and friends are reminded that the Parish Mission will be
March 5-7 at the church with Deacon Santiago speaking after all masses on
March 4 and 5.
Other Lenten services will be announced in upcoming editions. Please
.contact the church office at 584-3169 for additional information.
Evening in Red services planned
The Lay Organization of Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church invites the
community to its annual Evening in Red services on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 5
p.m. Speaker for this occasion will be Minister Carl Joseph of Madison,
accompanied by his gospel choir. Refreshments will be served.
Walter Williams is Lay President and extends a cordial invitation.
Bread of Life Church announces new location
The members of Bread of Life Restoration Church invite the community
to join them in worship at their new location at 6919 Highway 19 South,
next to Crews Marine.
Sunday services are 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m.
Jim and Margaret Fultz serve as pastors of the church.
Workshop Saturday for Woman's Department
The Woman's Department of the First Bethlehem Missionary Baptist
Association will hold its 29th annual workshop on Saturday, Feb. 25,
hosted by the Greater Fellowship Missionary 'Baptist Church in
7Monticello. "Spiritual Gifts-" will be the focus of this event which begins
at 9 a.m. Registration gets underway at 8:30 a.m. and fees include dinner:
adults are asked to pay $6; youth, $3; and primary aged children, $3.
Corine Howell is president of the Women's Department.
Men's Miniistry plans anniversary
The Men's Ministry of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will
celebrate its first anniversary on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m. The.theme
will be, "Young Men Moving Forward." President Eddie Williams and
Pastor Roosevelt Knight invite everyone to attend.
Cards of Thanks
We, the family of Harold Neal
Spain, would like to express our
sincere appreciation to everyone.
Thank you for the cards, flowers,'
prayers, phone calls, food,
condolences, courtesies and other
various acts of kindness during our
time of bereavement.
The Spain Family
I would like to thank Doctors'
Memorial Hospital staff, nurses
and CNA's for all that was done
and the care given. To Dr. Nelson
and Dr. Abdu, thank you for your
time and effort. Thanks, also, to
Marshall Health and Rehabilitation
Center for thinking of me.
Margaret Braden !
Friends Day scheduled Sunday
Christian Tabernacle will hold a Friends Day celebration on Saturday,
Feb. 25, at 12 noon featuring games, prizes, entertainment, fun and food.
Worship on Sunday, Feb. 26, begins at 8 a.m. The church is located at
435 Warner Avenue, adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club. Chester and
Carolyn Demps serve as pastors.
Young to speak for Women's Day
Pastor Altrus Campbell and the Little Bethel Church family invite
everyone to attend Women's Day on the fourth Sunday, Feb. 26; at 11 a.m.
The speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Thelma Shaw Young, former
presiding elder of the Marianna district. She was the first female to be
appointed as presiding elder in the 11th Episcopal District of the African
Methodist Church and has accumulated 38 years of service in the ministry.
Choir rehearsal for this event will be Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
Everyone is invited.
March revival services scheduled
John W. Welborn will be guest speaker for revival services at Calvary
Baptist Church Sunday, March 5, through Wednesday, March 8.
Weeknight services begin at 7, while Sunday worship is at 10:45 a.m. and
6 p.m. A nursery will be provided for those 3 and under.
The church is located at 2959 Golf Course Road.
Transportation available for spring banquet
The New Brooklyn M.B. Church van will transport friends to the annual
spring banquet for the First Bethleherm District Association on March 11.
The banquet will be held at the Baptist Student Center on the FAMU
Campus beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and can be obtained from Sarah Hall who urges you to
make your plans to attend now.
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Sunday, Feb. 26
The New Southern Baptist Church of Perry
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00,p,rn.
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Free delivery every Saturday with 3 or more bushels
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The Mission of Taylor Counth Health Department
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Same day scheduling
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Harold D. Hansen, 84, a retired
petroleum engineer and long-time
advocate for education, died Feb.
18, 2006, at his home in Perry.
"Harold was a special man with
a big heart for young people," said
Gale Dickert, remembering the
many volunteer capacities in
which Hansen served.
"I met Harold while we were
developing youth programs in the
early '80s and he served on our
boards for CODE-10, America's
Pride and the Boys and Girls Club
throughout the 1990s."
She remembers him as "always
willing to lend a helping hand."
Hansen, who had worked as
petroleum engineer in Latin
American countries, used his
command of the Spanish language
to enhance the school district's
programs. In his retirement, he
worked through the Taylor County
School District, teaching Spanish-
speaking children and adults how
to speak English.
"He was a strong advocate for
education," Dickert said, "devoted
to encouraging young people to
get an excellent education,. He
was a willing tutor and also
worked to help young people
secure scholarships," she recalled.
Clyde Cruce, personnel director
for the Taylor County School
District, agreed: "The thing that
made Harold stand out was his
consistent desire to work with
students who were struggling, and
to see them achieve. He had a
deqp love of learning and a deep
concern for the students. ',
Beyond his love of education,
however, was- his love for
farming. He is remembered most
for his bountiful blueberry crops,
but he was also a rancher and
-"loved being on his farm," said
~ Hansen, was a World War II
veteran, having served in the U. S.
-Navy, and was a member of
American Legion. He was also a
member of First Presbyterian
*Church and the Perry Rotary
-A native of Alva, Okla., he
came to Perry in 1978 from
Survivors include: two sons,
.Roger Hansen of Tampa and Carl
Hansen of Temple Terrace; two
,tep-children, Patricia Bowden and
-Gary Morgan, both of Perry; one
.brother, Eldon Hansen of Kansas;
-one sister, Lucille Branson of
Wellington, Kan.; and three
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Ivy Louise Morgan Hansen,
and a daughter,. Maria Lisa
' His memory will be honored by
the establishment of a scholarship
to be awarded through the Taylor
Education Founidation, for which
lie served on the board of directors..
In lieu, of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to: Taylor
-Education Foundation, 318 N.
Tlark St., Perry, FL 32347.
. Funeral services will be held
'Friday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in,
Beggs Funeral- Home with
visitation one hour prior, at 3
p.m. Interment will follow in
Donate & win!
:Taylor County Middle.School
students in the gifted program .
Iave been invited to attend the
Hisney High AchievEars
Celebration May 12 in Orlando
and currently have a fund-raiser
=.Each $5 donation gives you an
opportunity to wih 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 and tickets to the
Florida Jr. Miss.state program.
'The drawing will be held
Wednesday, March 1. Tickets are
available from any gifted program
Theresa Mamie Parker
Theresa Mamie Parker, a
homemaker, 76, died Feb. 9,
2006, at her residence.
Born in Tampa, she had lived in
Perry for the past 32 years,
coming here from Tampa. She
was a member of Perry Church of
Survivors include: her husband
of 53 years, Joe Parker of Perry; a
son, Bill Parker of Louisiana; two
daughters, Sandy Wetherington of
Boyd and Linda Leveritt of Perry;
19 grandchildren; 11 great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Graveside services were held
Monday, Feb. 13, at Woodlawn
Family members received
friends Sunday, Feb. 12, at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home, which was
in charge of arrangements.
Albert James Winburn Jr., 49,
died Feb. 19, 2006, at Tallahassee
Born in Jacksonville, he had
lived in Climax, Ga., for the past
five years, moving there from
Tallahassee. Mr. Winburn was
involved in the politics of Decatur
County, Ga. He was president of
the student council in Lafayette
County and quarterback of the first
undefeated Lafayette County
football team while in school. He
worked as a cabinet builder in
He was preceded in death by his
Editor's note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those- arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.
Marques K. McGee, 20, 108
Alice Street, VOP (possession of
less than 20 grams cannabis,
fleeing officer and leaving the
scene of a crash, lewd and
lascivious act), Off. Gorby, DOC.
,Damon Cobb Jr., 24, 102 Elmo
Scott Avenue, sale of cocaine
within 1,000 feet of a church, Det.
Ulysses Bernard Woodfaulk, 27,
130 W. Glenn Street, VOP (DUI),
bond revoked, Dep. Hawkins,
Wayne Flowers, 38, 1003 West
Bacon Street, sale of cocaine, Det.
Benny Howard Dye, 54, 98 SE
97th Avenue, Old Town,
possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis, Dep. Davis, TCSO.
Donald William Brown, 54,
.2905 Henry Gibson Road,
possession of cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia, Ptl.
Miguel Luis Ochoa, 20, P. 0.
Box 1022, Steinhatchee, VOP for
grand theft, Off. Gallon, DOC.
Lanika Beck Randall, 29, 211
South Blair Road, sale of cocaine,
VOP (possession of cocaine), Det.
Christopher David Benton, 22,
3159 Leroy Lyons Road, DUI,
DWLS/R (habitual), reckless
driving, Trp. Ernst, FHP.
Thomas Wayne Grantham; 24,
2020 U.S. Hwy. 98 West, leaving
the scene of a traffic accident, Ptl.
Curry, PPD. .
Debra Ann Parker, 42, 505
West Leon Street, DUI, Trp.
Pamela A. Anderson, 26, 706
West Union Street, aggravated
Battery, Ptl. Sunderland, PPD.
., Lisa Marie Morgan, 36, 16770
SNW 80th Avenue, Trenton,
sentenced to 30 days, Dep.
Jerry Franklin Sapp, 37, Rt. 1,
Box 942, Madison, warrant
(burglary and battery), Dep.
father, Albert James Winburn Sr.;
grandparents, Loree and Charlie
Strickland, former residents of
Taylor County, and E. S. and
Willow Mae Winburn.
Survivors include: his mother,
Hilda Jean Winburn of
Monticello; .two sisters, Alecia
Shally of Tallahassee and Cathy
Winburn-Allen of Monticello; and
Funeral services will be held
today, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. at
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. in
Mayo with Bruce Branch
officiating. Interment will follow
at Pleasant 'Grove Church
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 7 until 9
p.m. at Joe P.. Burns Funeral
Home in Mayo, which is in
charge of arrangements.
Brack Whitaker, 89, died Feb.
18, 2006, in Monroeville, Ala.
A native of Bonifay, he had
lived in Perry for the past 30
years, coming here from Belle
Glade. Mr. Whitaker was a veteran
,of World War II, serving in the
U.S. Army. He was a farmer for
He was preceded in death by a
son, Joseph Whitaker, and two
daughters, Marie Dasher and
Survivors include: a son, Bud
Whitaker of Belle Glade; three
daughters, Evelyn Curry of
Steinhatchee, Sue Pugh of Frisco
City, Ala., and Immogene
Costillo of Belle Glade; four
sisters, Ruby Harrell and Vivian
Mims, both of Bonifay, Mary Lou
Cozark of Westville and R. L.
Walton of Pace; 27 grandchildren;
88 great grandchildren, great great
grandchildren and great great great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Graveside services were held
Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. at
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
Thelma L. Shealy
Thelma L. Shealy, a
homemaker, 80, died Tuesday,
Feb. 21, 2006, at Doctors'
Funeral services will be held
Friday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Joe
P. Burns Funeral Home.
Family members will receive
friends Thursday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home,
which is in charge of
Hungry for Girl Scout cookies? Troops will be at the following locations,
armed with boxes of cookies for sale: Wal-Mart, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. until, and March
4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Keen's Storage on Highway 19, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. until; Kmart,
Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Winn Dixie, March 3, 3-7 p.m.
You're invited to 'Daisy Day'
The Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend invites you and your
little girl(s) to attend a Daisy Day recruitment event Saturday, Feb. 25, at
the Perry Scout Hut at Veterans Park (adjacent to the Duck Pond), from 4-
Daisy Troop Leader Rebecca Tuten, as well as the current troop of
Daisy Girl Scouts, will be on hand to share information about the Girl
Scout program. Games, crafts, songs and all around "Daisy Fun" are
The Daisy Troop is open to girls ages five to six (or grades K-1). For
more information regarding Girl Scouts in the Taylor County area, please
call Sandra Jones at (850)584-9890 or Chanda Lyons at (850)843-1337.
2006 CHRYSLER 300 ...
SPECIAL' E IN S
EDITION OW IN STOCiK!
Jenna Marie Willis, 20, Nolan
Murphy Road, possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, no valid drivers
license, Ptl. Franklin, PPD.
Aldrick Bailey Jr., 25, West
Walnut Street, VOP for burglary,
Off. Hendry, DOC.
B-1 The Taco Times February 22, 2006
- -- Friday at Elks Lodge
Sell-out crowd is expected
for annual chamber dinner
1 Well-known body language expert Patti Wood will serve as
keynote speaker for the annual Chamber of Commerce
A sell-out crowd will fill the
Perry Elks Lodge Friday, Feb. 24,
as community leaders gather to
toast the "outstanding progress of
2005" during the annual
Perry/Taylor Chamber of
"The community has
accomplished so much within the
last year and we want to celebrate
those milestones," Chamber
Director Dawn Taylor said.
"And our theme this year, 'Great
Expectations,' expresses what we
foresee in the near future."
The evening will begin with a
social hour at 6 p.m., which will
also mark the opening of a silent
auction. Included among the items
to be offered are: a weekend
package for Steinhatchee Landing,
three months of DSL free from GT
Corn, an offshore fishing trip from
Big Bend Charters and a signed
(head coach) University of Florida
Big ticket items include
autographed photos of Tom Hanks
and George Clooney, sculptures by
Rebecca Clark and Laran Ghigheri,
and a princess pearl necklace with
Famed body language expert
Patti Wood will serve as keynote
speaker for the evening. Wood is
known as "The Body Language
Lady" because she is a sought-after
expert for comments on the
nonverbal messages of stars,
politicians and people in general.
She has been touted by TV, radio
and magazines for her ability to
read body language and her in-
depth knowledge of nonverbal
communication. Wood has taught
nonverbal communication at the
university level and spoken on the
topic for more than 20 years.
"We look forward to another
wonderful evening as we celebrate
another year of progress for our
community, and recognize the
hardworking individuals who have
helped us get where we are today,"
Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Other
program highlights will include
* presentation -of the 2006 "Doing
What's Right" awards and a dance
featuring Tallahassee band "Tom &
Lt. Commander Stanley McRae
Navy commander 'saluted'
Editor's Note: Countless sons and
daughters of 'Taylor County
have achieved many great
accomplishments in their lives. In
honor of Black History Month, we will
look at-some who once called Perry
The U.S. Navy invites recruits to
"Accelerate Your Life."
Perry native Lt. Commander
Stanley D. McRae can testify to the
truth behind those words, retiring
after 25 years of faithful service to
The son of Ernestine Parlor of
Perry, McRae graduate from Taylor
County High School in 1978.
He attended North Florida Junior
College in Madison from August
1978 to December 1979. In,
January 1980, McRae enlisted in
the United States Navy.
Following his graduation from
Yeoman "A" School
(administrative assistant) / in.
Meridian, Miss., he was assigned
to the USS Detroit as a captain
An assignment to, the Navy
recruiting district in Jacksonville
came in 1983 and in 1987, *McRae
was accepted into the training and
administrative reserve program
and was assigned to commander,
Naval Reserve Force, New
Lt. Commander McRae received
a bachelor of science degree from
Southern Illinois University in
A year later, he attended
Off cer Cadidate School in
Ne%\port, R.I., where he was
commissioned an ensign and
designated a Naval Surface
Warfare Officer (professional ship
drin er na\ igaior).
In 2002, he graduated from
Webster University with a master
.of arts, degree in computer
resources and information
While assigned to the USS John
F. Kennedy (1989-1993), McRae
served as the repair division
officer, fire and weapons division
officer, officer of the deck and
participated in operations Desert
Other assignments included
serving as the Naval Reserve
Liaison Officer for reserve affairs
at MacDill Air Force Base in
:Tamipa, and as executive officer at
the Naval Reserve Center in
Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1997-
McRae attended and graduated
from the Army's Command and
General State College at Ft.
Leavenworth, Kan., in 2001-02.
The next year, 2002-03, he
served as training/security officer
commander at the Naval Reserve
Readiness Command (Region
Southeast) in Jacksonville.
At the time of his retirement in
November 2005, McRae was
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commanding officer of the Naval
Reserve Center in Asheville, N.C.
McRae is currently employed as
the community protection division
administrator (city ordinance
and code enforcement) in Athens,
He and his wife, Sherry, have a
North Florida favorites "Tom and the Cats" will perform at the annual Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce banquet. Dinner and dancing will staged at the Perry Elks Lodge, along
with a silent auction and presentation of the 2006 "Doing What's Right" award winners.
235 babies born in Taylor
The guest speakers for the Feb. 7
Perry Rotary Club meeting were
George Hinchliffe, executive
director of Healthy Start, and'
Kristy Lutz, the Taylor County
The local Healthy Start Coalition
is a tri-county organization
encompassing Taylor, Madison and
Jefferson counties, with the goal to
o "make positive changes in the lives
of mothers and children."
Hinchliffe and Lutz provided
club members with a series of facts
comparing Taylor County across
state, national and international
levels on issues such as infant
mortality, low birth weight babies
and teen pregnancy.
According to figures presented
by Hinchliffe, the United States
has 7.0 infant deaths per 1,000
births, compared to 2.3 in
Singapore, 3.0 in Cuba and 3.5 in
Among the states, Florida ranks Florida ranks 36th in low birth
32nd with 7.5 deaths per 1,000. weight births with. 8.4 percent.
Maine has the best record with 4.4 Oregon was first with 5.8 percent
and Mississippi is the worst with and again Mississippi was last with
10.3 per 1,000. 11.2 percent.
In Florida, DeSoto County According to Hinchliffe, these
recorded 0 deaths per 1,000, while numbers are compounded in Taylor
Healthy Start's tri-county area County due to the high number of
recorded 16.18 per 1,000. smokers.
Taylor was slightly higher with In 2004, there were 235 births in
17.02 per 1,000. Taylor County. Among those, 30
were to mothers under the age of
? K Healthy Start is working with the
pg L school system for abstinence
Programs, Lutz said.
L-As good news. 80 percent of
expecting mothers in Taylor
County get prenatal care,
compared to 81 percent on the state
For more information about
Health Start coalitions across the
state, visit on-line at www.
AARP: last Wed 10 am at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and founh
Mon., 7 p.m., -nan hangar at the Perry/Foley
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.-
NAACP: second Sun., 6 p.m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church. ,:
Optimist Club: Thurs., nocn 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 Ihird
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 Cafe.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday, 7 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
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 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.,
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 a.m., Taylor County Public
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: first
Thursday, 7 p.m., at 901 North' Calhoun
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds,
Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers).: holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
Quincy Street, Please e-mail Tommie
Stanaland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at
the district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Call 584-9656 or 584-3617 or e-mail taylor
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,'
Inc.: board meeting, second Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd..
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group 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-
2146. 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 am., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: every Tuesday,
7 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 1100
West Green Street, in the church library.,
These are open meetings to those interested
SHARE distribution: fourth Sat., 10
a.m., Jerkins Community Center.
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 Ladles
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).
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B-2 Taco Times February 22,2006
S'Shouldn't parents have a say
in whether creation is taught?'
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Letters to the Editor
Four keys for development programs
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 fifth segment of a six-part series.
The author, William H. Fruth is the:
president of Policom Corporation, an
independent economics research firm the outset or the program is
located in'ali C;ity'~ 3sc 'li'f3 "''aido >'h rrt l. hese are:t
in studying the dynamics of local community education and
economies. He is a nationally involvement;
recognized leader in the field of focus, focus, focus on the
geographic economics and has primary industries;
extensive. experience in economic long term commitment by all
There are four keys to a step-by-step plan to follow.
successful economic development Please see page 5
program that must be considered at Please see page 5
Writer expresses concerns about coal plant
My. family feels it is our
responsibility to express concerns
regarding any business that could
have devastating effects on
humans, wildlife, land, air and
water. I was raised to appreciate
and take care of our environment.
Being out in nature meant a, lot to
my family, especially my father.
He instilled in my brothers and I a
great admiration for all creatures
and respect for the land God gave
Several months ago when it first
came -up about having the 'coal
plant located here, my mother and
I began to do research on the health
hazards of these plants. We were
concerned for the safety of our,
family and the beautiful and
relatively clean area we live'in. We
contacted several physicians,
looked at many web sites, and
attended meetings on this subject.
The Florida Medical Association
Inc., made this statement in their
Resolution 06-67 which concerned
me gravely. "Whereas, Coal-
burning power plants emit
significant quantities of mercury, a
potent toxin that attacks the human
nervous system; nitrogen, and
sulfur oxides that produce smog;
particulates that are especially
Please see page 3
Mayor commends Step Up
LastC Saturday the Health
.Department hosted their annual
Step Up Florida in Perry. I want to
commend them on .. a very
successful event. Lauren Zink,
their event chair, put together a
wonderful awareness outreach for
our citizens emphasizing physical
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
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activity as part of a healthy,
It was a fun event although the
purpose is ongoing. Even if you
did not participate in the event we
still encourage everyone to add
some physical activity as part of
their weekly routine. By just
adding 20 minutes three times a
week, you can substantially reduce
illness, disabilities, and
unnecessary early death. Physical
activity is also related to academic'
success for students. The health
.* Please see page 3
On Jan. 10, Perry Primary
hosted a Families Building Better
Readers workshop. Dr. Angela
Martin from the Department of
Education guided parents in many'
We would like to thank the
following: the Taylor County
cafeteria workers for preparing the
chili and helping serve the
families,, the custodial staff for the
clean-up, South House, Subway,
Winn-Dixie, Movie Gallery,
McClellan Shell station, Kmart,
Ware Oil, Wendy's, New
Dimensions, Genesis, Photos and
Frames, Badcock, Appearances
-First, Yarbrough Tire Company
and Joyce's Main. Street Cafe.
Thanks again for your donation
and showing that you all care
about the -education of our
Perry Primary Staff
We want to take the time to
mention how much we appreciate
the recent letters to the editor by
Ted Colson concerning the
destruction of Christianity in
There are schools in America
who are now taking a stand to
bring the teaching of creation back
into our schools. Wouldn't that be a
great thing for Taylor County? If
teaching evolution is permissible,
shouldn't the teaching of creation
also be permitted? Shouldn't our
children have a "choice" in what
Are there others who feel the
same way? Let us know. Email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
give us your opinion.
It is our understanding that it is
up to the individual school boards
whether or not creation can be
taught in our school system. If this
is true, which we are researching
further, shouldn't the parents and
students have a say in whether or
not it is taught?
Give us your thoughts on the
matter. Unless we stand for
something, we will fall for anything.
Stand up for what you believe in.
Edna Durden, Gary and Margie
Gamble, Dean and Martha French,
Connie LaValle, Genevieve
Gamble, LeAnn Rainey
It was Valentine's Day, the year 2006,
and I sat at my .computer while I
composed a message of love and
greeting for the daughter on a college
campus hundreds of miles away.
She had opened the small gift I sent
and had forwarded appreciation. I
noted her good maimers and proceeded
to update her on the events at the house
in Perry she still calls home..
Although all my e-mails are not public
domain (I hope), I'm sharing this one
with you for reasons that will soon
"I hope you enjoy your day of teaching.
Good move to take those Shrek
valentines! The children will always love
'Tm glad you..liked..your valentine; I
thought you could save the 'little fbf
cash for your beach trip.
"I've seen those earrings I sent on soap
opera stars, so I thought you could
pretend you were a movie star (but don't
act like those soap opera stars).
"I just returned from delivering hand-
me-downs to the middle school for a
teacher's grandchild, and the front office
is filling. with flowers, balloons and
chocolate. One of the office workers and
I were commiserating about how
uncomfortable it is for all those students
who don't get anything. I told her you
used to hate Valentine's Day at the high
school when everybody you knew got a
"I fixed your brother blueberry muffins
for breakfast and we'll exchange our
"Hope your day is good. We love you
on Valentine's Day and every day,
This exchange of e-mails and
sentiments is the routine most
mornings, whether it's Valentine's Day
But on this morning, I' was. also
completing two mass mailings via e-
mail to a group of women in Perry--
planning a Girls' Night Out-- and
another group of, my former college
friends scattered across the Southeast--
planning a Girls' Weekend Out.
And to confirm the long-held belief
that I cannot chew gum and walk, I sent
the daughter's e-mail out to every one
of my 25 friends planning a Girls' Night
And I didn't know it, of course.
The husband, who insists that I do
work, was pacing in front of my desk--
making unreasonable demands upon
my time--as we checked lists of
newspaper stories and discussed
That's when I hit the "send and
receive" key on my computer, .and
.suddenly messages to me were
overwhelming the phone lines in North
Florida; I was inundated with e-mails I
could not explain.
"I know my children would have been
happy if I had baked blueberry muffins
instead of handing them cold cereal and
a Pop Tart," said one.
I sat there puzzled and said nothing
for a few long minutes. But my face
surely explained my bewilderment.
How did she know about the blueberry
muffins, I wondered aloud. Did the son
mention it at school? Surely not; he was
not that charmed by the gesture.
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
The next e-mail suggested, "My
children are among those who get
nothing at school on Valentine's Day---
and just a small gift at home. After all,
what will they have to look forward to
later on, if we over-indulge now?"
Wait a minute, I said to myself, and I
felt a little bit like Richard Nixon must
have. What's up here?
Then one kind friend e-mailed me and
asked, "Did you mean to send your
daughter's e-mail to all of us?"
Another wrote, "Is this the editorial
Yet another asked, "Are you going to
start mailing your Midweek Muddle?"
"Ohinigosh," I said to the husband,
and I was certain I might suffocate. I
shooed him out of my office and began
a a!"i t 3Lth,: 4- .'-_.'sT:
First, I re-read my e-mailed message to
the daughter which inadvertently went
to 25 friends and not to her.
Fortunately, there was nothing too
inflammatory in it, so I might not have
to enter the Witness Protection
Then I re-e-mailed the daughter with
an attachment which read, "You're not
going to believe what I've done...."
although I knew she would believe it.
Finally, I began to compose a
retraction to the 25 unintended
recipients--hot-flashing and typing at
the same time, a dangerous
combination on any day. Being born
blonde would have surely helped me;
you just have less to explain.
Nleanwhile, those e-mail responses
kept piling up--two or three every hour,
moment-by-moment reminders of my
own feeble-mindedness...on Valentine's
Day (and every other day).
"I was so confused," said one friend.
"It was a weird few minutes."
Well, welcome to my life.
"It all makes sense now, and my world
is back together," she added.
Wish I could say the same.
"I could not fathom that you would do
the same 'thing that I have done,"
another wr Tote.
Was that a compliment?
"I'm glad we weren't dogging
anybody," the daughter wrote back, not
that \we ever do, of course.
Finally, however, words of
compassion were delivered...instead of
chocolates and roses.
"Don't worry about it," said one friend,
who had just left a bridal shop where
she couldn't remember her own cell
phone number, but gave the proprietor
her husband's number, her mother's
number and her best friend's number.
"One of ,them will be able to find me,"
"Your e-mail mistake reminded me to
e-mail my daughter and wish her a
Happy Valentine's Day," said another,
who is always looking for the positive
side of any situation, and what- a gift
And finally from a mother who has
more tenure than I do. "I'm sure your
daughter really appreciates all of us
sharing her special words. Just in case
this is the first goof you've ever made,
welcome to motherhood madness, the
wonderful world of working and :
muddling, through yet another week. -
You made my day."
Who needs. chocolates and roses?
YI~q~eCLd ~e~l~lkg- I-I
B-3 The Taco Times February 22, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Senior volunteers say 'thanks'
Taylor County has four new volunteer firefighters. Elijiah Mott, Charles Roberts and James
Jenereaup in Steinhatchee and Timothy Phillips in Shady Grove recently completed a 160-
hour course at Taylor Technical Institute (TTI). The four then passed testing at the State Fire
College. Pictured above with County Commissioner Clay Bethea (left) are Mott, Jenereaup and
County Fire Chief Steve Miller.
On behalf of the staff and
volunteers of the Taylor Senior
Citizens Center, we would like to
offer a sincere thank you so much
to the tremendous donations we
received for our Valentine fund
Because of our local merchants
and their generosity, we were able
to fill two baskets in time for
Valentine's Day! We also received
items that were given away
separately. We are listing those
who so generously donated to our
Senior Citizens Center. You all
are the. greatest and we appreciate
everything given. Thank you Gary
Williams and WPRY Bulldog
Radio, Power Country, and
WCTV Channel 6 in Tallahassee.
The fund raiser was a huge
success because of you and our
great volunteer team! .Our staff
continues go the extra mile in
assisting with this fund raising
Are all changes 'for the best'?
Continued from page 2
dangerous to children and the
elderly; and. carbon dioxide that is
linked to global warming" the
resolution continues. To read
more go to internet address
I contacted an allergist in
Tallahasse my children have seen,
Dr. Ronald Saff and he sent me a
letter he, Dr. St Petery, and Dr.
Huang wrote to fellow Capitol
Medical Society members.
Background information in the
letter stated "Air pollution is the
13th leading cause of death
worldwide. Coal-fired power plants
are a major source of air pollution.
Those living near a coal plant
have higher rates of cancer, heart
and lung disease and death."
Are all the changes happening
in Taylor County going to be for
the best in the long run? I
certainly don't want to see more
pollution in our town and beaches.
Could it be possible for our local'
leaders, businesses and developers
to work together for the benefit of
Taylor County, but keep in mind
the importance of the health of
the citizens, wildlife and
waterways? Why are we, not
looking into using solar power in
Florida as is California-to reduce
the amount of dangerous
chemicals in the air and water. If
there are no healthy fish, won't we
Please read this letter with an
open and concerned mind. My
father, Quentin Whi-ttle, loved
hunting, fishing, visiting local
historical sites and walking
through the woods looking for
arrowheads. He spent days and
days and year after year at his
beloved hunting camp. In
February of 2000 he was
diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs-
Disease, or Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis. My family and others
took care of him and watched him
bravely fight this horrible disease
until he died in Sept of 2004.
Lou Gehrig's disease is a
condition that affects the nerves-
(motor neurons) from a part of the
brain that tell the muscles to
move. These nerves start to die
rendering the person eventually
completely unable to move any
part of their body. If the disease is
not inherited it is thought to be
caused by dangerous chemicals or
toxins the person may have been
exposed to. He was a very healthy
and strong man with no previous
medical problems nor family
history of this.
Please do not be so confident
that you or someoneyou love has
not been affected by pollution in
some way., Take a good look
around you. We must take care of
the environment we live in or it
will affect you or someone you
love sooner or later.
Donna Whittle Merritt
along with Thais Whittle
P.S.: For more information on
coal plants and pollution log on to
the Union of Concerned Scientists
at ucsusa.org or Physicians for
Social responsibility at psr.org or
the American Lung Association
Web site at lungusa.org Another
reference is Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry
(ATSDR), U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services,
Public health Services.
project. Thanks to everyone who
participated in the drawing.
Thank you again, everyone:
Pam Wiley's Massage, O'Quinn's
Pharmacy, Cherie's Total Body
Salon, Shannon Summerlin, Main
Street Cafe, Pouncey's Restaurant,
Merle Norman, Blooms of
Greenbriar, Inc., Winn Dixie,
WalMart, Rosehead, Perry News
Herald and Taco Times, Rebecca's
Gold a.d Gifts, McClellan's Shell
Station, Ina Padgett's State Farm
Insurance, South House, Hazel
Sheffield, Margie Eaddy, P. and
D.'s Barbecue, Andrews Drugs,
Hardee's Restaurant, Chance's,
Goodman's Barbecue, Glenda's
Beauty Shop, The Back Porch,
Buckeye (Dan Simmons and Diane
A. J. Burch
OAA Coordinator for the Taylor
Senior Citizens Center
Higher academic success?
Continued from page 2
department did a recent study that
showed higher academic success is
associated with higher fitness
The mission of Step Up Florida
is for every able person to set
goals to improve their health and
wellness through increased
moderate physical activity.
Emily Weed Ketring
Mayor, City of Perry
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*VINYL -BINDING Travel
* CERAMIC CUSTOM DESIGNED Trailers,
* REPAIRS AREA RUGS Campers
203 E. Drew St. (across from Robbie's Seafood) & BoatS
Hours: Mon. Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12 NA I
James Musslewhite, owner Licensed & Insured Visa* MC'AmEx FINANCING
"IS ONE YEAR'S
CALL ME TO FIND OUT HOW
f MUCH LIFE INSURANCE YOU
Sie REALLY NEED.
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HALE EAE ADV*ISOR
Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.
,*, Thin dense pine stands.
* Control understory
Minimize tree wounds
Use prescribed fire.
stands and replant.
Plant species right
for the soil and site.
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A message from the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.
Mark Pelt, Agent
10OOA Jefferson St.
Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity
Company and Allstate Life Insurance Company, Home Office: Northbrook,
Illinois. @2002 Allstate Insurance Company
B-4 The Taco Times February 22, 2006
Small ads...bir deals!!
Notice of Sale to satisfy TPP Tax
Warrants on unpaid taxes.
TAYLOR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR
Items to be sold include: 100' Tower (Low.
Power TV) Antennae, Satellite Dishes,
Transmitter, Tripods, Satellite Receivers,
& other miscellaneous items. All items
sold as is & where it stands. All items
must be removed immediately, excluding
tower, antennae & dishes, which must be
removed within 30 days. Auction will be
held March 2, 2006
1255 N. Byron Butler PKWY
Perry, FL 32347
Beginning @ 10:00 A.M.
For Inquiries or appointment.. to view,
contact Christina Hershberger @ 850-838-
s- Auction every Saturday, 6 p.m., 3 miles
south of Cross City on Hwy. 19 at Old
Drive In, Every third Saturday of the month
is Meat & Groceries. Now taking
.- consignments for future auctions. We do
estate-sales, liquidation and bankruptcies.
AU#2548. AB #2011 Tri-State Auction
For Sale-1974 Bronco- Runs great/ new
brakes/ needs some body work- Great
Hunting vehicle Sale at $2800.00 Call
2000 Chevy Van Sherrod Luxury
Conversion 5.7 vortec 65k. Dual Air, 2
radios, TV, VCR, Electric Bed, 7 pass.,
Leather Int. Sell or trade for truck. 850-578-
2/| 7-2/22,11 ,,. ."
S FoP Sale -1973 Ford mud truck 4x4 with
new motor $1500 or best offer. call 850-
For Sale 1986 JEEP Comanche Pickup,
$1,000 or best offer. Call 838-3894 or Cell
Duracraft Bran Saw 12 inch 2 speed $45,
Plainer by set Equipment $150, Sears
Craftsman 10 inch Radial Arm Saw '175'
with stand, 10 inch Radial Arm Saw Black
& Decker $145, Dremel 12 inch Scroll Saw
2 speed $45, Mekita Chop Saw with
. Degrees $75, Edison 10 inch Bran Saw
$45, Paint Compressor Hoses & Gun, with
stand $275, Craftsman 12" Band Saw with
| stand $145 CALL MARK at 584-6021 !!!
. Drum Lessons- Beginners, Intermediate
and Advanced!, Call Danny .Sanders at
Yamaha Electric Piano with stand and
g bench excellent condition. Price when new
S .$1,000.00 asking $500.
Comfort cycle exercise bike' very good
. condition price when new .$600. I am
g asking $150. Call me at 850-584-6152
leave message if no answer.
MOVING MUST SELLIIII!
F Riding lawn mower with bag $400., Chest
Freezer $150., Washer and Dryer Sold as
pair $350 for both. Call 584-4836,
The Only Factory Ou
NO "DOUBLE TALK" W
NO GAMES WIl
Any New Home Purcha;
Includes FREE Delive
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For Sale!! Used Dryers have 8 in stock
need to move them all $99.00 each call
Mark at 584-6021
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.)
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY
For Rent 3 bed/2 bath, 2-story house
located in town $560 rent + last month +
$500 damage deposit. No pets. Leave
message to call back 223-3227.
2 ACRES ON JODY MORGAN NICELY
WOODED FOR RENT! BRING YOUR
MOBILE HOME OR RV, WILL
LANDSCAPE TO YOUR DESIRE.
PUBLIC BOAT RAMP & KEATON
BEACH VERY CLOSE! FLEXIBLE
TERMS. CALL ANYTIME! 305-632-5822
Southern Villas of Perry!!
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
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Cherry Lake 4 bedroom log home sleeps
16, ski; fish, swim, Accommodates 2-3
family's, 20 minutes from Wild
Adventures. Call 904-363-1610.
For Rent 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home on 1
acre fenced in yard available March 1st.
$550 a month $550 security. Located in
Leisure Retreats Area. References
Required. Call 223-2570 on'584-6256.
Please leave message,
For Rent 3bed/ 2 bath House $650 month,
2 bed/1 bath Apartment $400. Call 584-
DISCOUNTED MODELS Only 2 homes
left. Must go! Gave $$$$$$ Call today!
For Sale: 1999 Riverview 16x80 mobile
home on 1 acre lot. 3 bed/2 bath. $68,000.
850-0552 or 850-627-3055.
BIG BEND PROPERTIES, INC.
Several to choose from Singlewide,
Doublewide and Triplewide in Taylor
County. Visit ww.bbpfl.com Financing
Single wide 3 bed, 1 bath can be 2/2. All
appliances and washer & dryer,,Central
air, gas, heat. Good.condition. $13,000.
tlet on the West Coast
ITH OUR ADVERTISING--
TH OUR PRICES!
sed from Presutge Homes
ry & Set-Up...PERIOD!
2 or 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath'
Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
NEW HOME-1370 Sq. Ft. 4 bedroom, 2
bath for under $475/month payments.
For Sale: 1999 Riverview 16x80 mobile
home on 1 acre lot. 3 bed/2 bath. $68,000.
850-843-0552 or 850-627-3055.
For Sale: 1999 Riverview 16x80 mobile
home on 1 acre lot. 3 bed/2 bath. $68,000.
850-843-0552 or 850-627-3055.
5 BEDROOM! 3 Baths plenty of room. Buy
for under $550 a month. 850-576-2105
FIRST TIME Home buyers, if you have
enough money for a deposit on an
apartment! You can probably own your own
home, Call 850-576-2105,
Timber & Land tracks of 1,000 acres or
more wanted for immediate acquisition, All
Cash Buyer, Contact Mark Allender,
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-
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
Looking for quite homes for inside cats. All
are adults, spade and neutered,' If
interested in adopting call 223-3448.
9 1/2 year 'id pp.-r,d r. i -
tall, ridden roadside exter,. i.,-1i1 !irrif.':.,:
not neck rein, ties, bathes, stands for
farrier, loads with little encouragement.
Bonus is sweet, but needs an experienced
strong rider. $1,000 FIRM. Serious inquires
only. Also have Gray. Gelding, Rides but
does not neck rein, $600. Call 584-3553.
NEW 10 cubic FT. Pull behind trailers.
Great for yard work, pull behind your
mower. Have 40 in stock Must Selllil
$80.00 each. Call Mark at 584-6021
1973 18 ft. Chaparral boat, motor & trailer
$1,000 Call 850-584-8352
1979 20' 6" Welcraft w/200 HP. Johnson,
runs great new steering, new top $3,900.
Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Wanted Izuzu and Toyota
trucks for export. 386-688-3999.
Want to Buy or Rent in or near town 1 or 2
room house. Only requirement electric,
water, indoor plumbing. Call M. Cook 904-
I, Paul Waldron, will not be responsible for
any debts other than my own effective
February 22, 2006.
Certified Medical Assistant, Part-Time
Receptionist, Steinhatchee, PRN
Certified Nursing Assistant/Medical
Assistant, Steinhatchee, PRN
Emergency Medical Tech, PRN
Flight Paramedic, PRN
Social Worker, PRN
Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time
TAYLOR COUNTY BCC POSITION
Library Tech P/T -20 hr.. week= includes
some evenings & weekends $7.29/hr.
Library circulation duties; and children's
Mosquito Control Truck Driver
(seasonal/part time) = $6.49/hr.,
Entire job description, requirements and
application can be obtained from www.tcfl-
libinfo.com or Taylor Employment
Connections, 1702 S. Jefferson Street.
Positions open until filled. EEO/VP/DT/
background check employer.
Track Hoe Operator, offroad Dump Truck
Drivers maybe Shift Work. Job location,
Cabbage Grove, New Quarry. Call 850-
Ophthalmology practice seeking
dedicated nurses; FT, PT and PRN;
Experience with pre-op, post-op, operating
room, :rin,:il operations and/or
management preferred; Salary/benefits,
commensurate w/experience and position.
Nature Coast EyeCare Institute, Equal
Opportunity Employer, Call: 850-584-2778
or Fax: 850-838-3937
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
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;
o; 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 (#2266c)
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in the
field of counseling, social work,
psychology, or a related human services
field and two years of professional
experience in providing services to
persons with behavioral illness. Prior
experience working with children who have
em,-,rnii:ra is ue3 required, some local
ir" i 1i reqjre, id icense requcired.-" hit: "
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 -
Licensed Therapist (#2267a)
Masters :degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in the
field 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 (#1451)
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, health care, or
management field. Shift: 8 AM 5 PM/
For more information and a complete
listing of available, positions:
2634-J Capital Circle NE.
.Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Caretaker Needed for elderly lady. Live in
or part time. References needed. 850-584-
6343 or 223-3975.
Registered Nurse, Full-Time, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time, PRN
Certified Nursing Assistant, PRN
Health Unit Coordinator, PRN
OR Tech, Full-Time
Registered Nurse, Full-Time
Registered Nurse Recovery, Full-Time
Drug Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Employer
Leading national propane marketer
Southeast Propane has immediate
opening for an energetic route sales driver
for their Perry, Florida based operation.
Candidates must possess strong
customer service skills, team player
attitude along with a Class B CDL license
with an air brake endorsement. Clean
driving record a must. Excellent starting
salary with competitive benefit program for
the qualified candidate. EOE. For
consideration for this position please fax
your resume to (850) 584-6669 or mail it to:
216 W. Green Street, Perry, FL 32347.
Buddy's Home Furnishings is now taking
.applications for the following position:
Office, Sales or Account Manager. No
experience required. Apply in person at
Buddy's, 720 S. Jefferson St., 838-1914.
Bilingual helpful. EOE, Drug-free
Taylor County. Provide crisis intervention
and domestic/sexual violence counseling
to hotline callers and residents. Assist
residents and their :riiji-n 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.
S P.O. Box 209106
Tallahassee, FL 32316
ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE
Current JOBS Line Advertisement
call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week ..
If excellence in quality & compassionate
care are important to you, give us a'call
LPN direct long-term care staff
Non restricted FL License required; ,
CNA direct long-term care staff
FL certificate required; Experience
Benefits for FT positions include health
dental, life, disability, supplemental
insurance; 403b retirement accounts; paid'
time off, access to on-site daycare and,
fitness facilities '
Apply in person at Personnel Office,
(Carter Village Hall) Monday through
Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax
resume/credentials to (386)658-5160:
EOE / Drug-Free Workplace
Criminal background checks required
Drivers Be Home More
98% no Touch
Lots of drop and Hook
U decided Run at Night
$2500 $5,000 sign on bonus
Singles teams 0/0
EOE CLASS A 800-444-6042
Experienced housekeeper needed.
Dependable with reliable transportation i's
a must, Please apply in p,-r r r,
Steinhatchee Landing Resort, .',. R,,larn.
Circle, Steinhatchee, FL 32359. 352-498-
Help Wanted Badcock and M.ore it up
and delivery, Must be 21 yrs .:.ld Licernse
Required Good Driving Record No phone
calls apply in person. 1003 S. Jefferson
FT Maintenance Technician
ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE
FT maintenance technician. High school
diploma or equivalent desired. Experience
required. Valid Florida driver's license as
required. Position will include call-in/on-
call responsibilities. Competitive benefits
include health dental, life, disability,
savings, AFLAC supplemental policies,
access to onsite daycare and fitness
facilities. EQE; Dru) free Workplace,
Criminal background checks required.
Apply' in person at ACV Personnel
Department Mon. through Fri., 9:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall, 10680
CR 136, Dowling Park, FL; fax resume to
(386) 658-5160; or visit www.ACVillage.net
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.
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 HR. Manager, P.O. Box 3329, Albany,
GA 31706 or e-mail resume to
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Loving Caregivers needed. Friendly,
cheerful, dependable people needed to
assist the Elderly with non-medical
companionship and home care. Very
rewarding work. Flexible Day; evening,
and weekend Schedules, Home Instead
Senior Care. Call 850-915-9961.
We are looking for self-motivated, hard-
working carpenters and pallet-rackers for
work in Florida and the South-East. Travel,
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Notice is hereby given to Autumn
Danielle Easley unless payment is made
on 1992 Plymouth Sundance
VIN:1P3XP28D7NN240430 for towing
service on 1/30/2006. Vehicle will be
auctioned on the 10th doy of March,
2006, at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet,
2128 Hwy, 19 S., Perry, Fl.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 06-058-CP
In Re: The Estate of:
ROSE LEA QUIETTE,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ROSA
LEA QUIETTE deceased, whose date of
death was August 10. 2005; .File Number
06-058-CP is pending in the Circuit Court
for Taylor County,' Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348. The
names and addresses of the co-
personal representatives and the co-
personal representatives attorney are
set forth below.'
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or .demands
against decedentis estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedefitis estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
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Roof Cleaning and lot's More! Call for
FREE estimate! 223-2342 if no answer
please leave message.
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-
Lawn Care & House Cleaning
Licensed and Bonded
Commercial & Residential.
Dries in 3-4 hours
FRITH Bookkeeping & Income Tax
Over 20 Years Experience
515 W. Main St.
Hugh D. & Betty Poppell' Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12
584-4599' Evenings by Appt.
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to advertise in the Classifieds!
Over 5,100 people read the Taco Times and Perry News-Herald
on a weekly basis.
Simply call our Classified Department at 584-5513 for more
Only $5 for 25 Words or less for the first run and $3 for each
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* Fill Dirt, Lime Rock & Gravel
* Pre-Cast, Septic Tanks, Seawall Construction
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B-5 The Taco Times February 22, 2006 ;
Letters to the Editor
Progress takes time,..I
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED,
The dare of first publication of this notice
is. FEBRUARY 22, 2006.
SMITH, SMITH & MOORE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A.
MICHAEL S. SMITH
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 169621
.P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Fax: (850) 584-7148
JOHN ROBERT McDARIS, JR.,
3722 SW Highway 358
Steinhatchee, Florida 32359
IN THE COUNTY COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
,CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
Case No. 62-2006-CC-057-OOA-01
NOTICE OF ACTION
Notice Is hereby given that a petition to
determine ownership of a motor vehicle
has been filed and you are required to
serve a copy of your written objections,
if any, on DALLAS RANDOLPH, whose
address is P.O. Box 322 Steinhatchee,
Florida 32359 who Is the petitioner, on or
before March 16, 2006 and file the
original with the clerk of the court either
before service on the petitioner, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will b4 entered for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this court
on the 16th day of February, 2006, at
Taylor County, Florida.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Salina Ford
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
Case No. 065CA
Lawrence B. Nichols, and Ruth A.
Nichols, his wife,
Lindo A. Southerland f/k/o Linda S. Jones,
Ronald C. Vaughn, et ol.
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 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 at the Northwest Corner of the
SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sectibn 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 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 the original 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
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each edition thereafter. (100 per word-over 25 words)
Deadlines:Taco Times Monday by 5;00 p.m.
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accounts may fax or e-mail ads. Credit pards are not accepted. ,
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UWS offers competitive pay rates,
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Continued from page 2
Increasing the number of
individuals employed in the
primary industries in a community
is a long-term proposition.
Unfortunately, most individuals in
a community do not' understand
this. Immediate results are
expected, sometimes within
months of the implementation of
a program. When there are no
immediate success stories to tell,
the "community" begins to cry
that the program has failed and
begins to remove its support. In
reality, it could take years to see
The fact that it is a long-term
program must be conveyed to the
entire community. They must
fully understand first, the need for
the program, and second, that it
will take a long time to achieve
visible results. They also must be
educated to the concept of focusing
on the primary industries, those
that create the wealth from which
all other businesses and enterprises
derive their livelihood. It is too
easy to deviate or lose this focus
when no new company has come
to the area over an extended period
of time. There is pressure to
change the program and to steer-
the financial resources of the
organization toward activities that
do not truly enhance the economy.
Understanding it is a long-term
program, both financial and
political resources must be
committed for a multi-year period.
Not only will it take a long time
to see visible results, but also a
community, which has had no
program or is completely
revamping its existing program,
could take a year in just:-
assimilating the tools necessary to
function. Economic development.
programs have become perMantent
fixtures in most areas.
Finally, without a plan of-
action, a blue print for the-
program, the organization:..will
"wander in the woods'" and.be.
doomed to fail just as any;
business which has no direction or ;
idea where it should be heading.
Economic Developm et
There are certain essentialItemsts
that are necessary 'for the'.
implementation of any of'ilie three E
programs. These are the aools used
by the economic development
organization to conduct its-
business. The sooner a
community has assimilated these
tools, the sooner it can-_.be .
effective in its programs. Some of .,
these include: land-building.
evaluation; local comnhiuiity :
network of experts and decisions
makers; marketing materials;,
inventory of edupatioial re oufces; -
training programs; fintwial
incentive programs; revwtvingz
loan fund; ,venture eapital:-
program; and community asset:-
Additionally, the following are
tasks that need to he completed to
give specific direction to the three S
economic development programs:
economic base study; economic .
goal study; land-building needs
study; target industry study.
For more information, contact -
Taylor County Economic
Developer Rick Breer at 584-5627.
Next time; Steps To Creaic A "
'Plan of Action -
-B6 The Taco Times February 22, 2006
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