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Ta I nty
larch 22, 2006 ": Tree capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 12
On proposed pipeline
Officials clarify permit ruling
K-9 team to make
at Saturday benefit
Taylor County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Harper Gibson and his K-9
partner Jeremiah will "meet and greet"
visitors Saturday, March 25, from 12 to
2 p.m., at Wal-Mart.
The session will be held in.
conjunction with a fund-raiser
benefitting transplant patient Callie
Blanton, who is two.
There will be an emergency
response drill at the Buckeye plant
today (Wednesday). --
The drill will involve Buckeye's lire
brigade and emergency response
teams as well as personnel from
several Taylor County agencies.
The exercise is designed to identify
potential improvements in the
community's existing emergency
A portion of the exercise involves
the transport of mock victims to
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
A Buckeye spokesman said the
plant drill will occur on company
property and will not impact traffic near
The exercise is scheduled to start at
1 p.m. and last for approximately two
TCDA to host'
Open House at
The public is invited to attend an
Open "House reception Monday,
March 27, at the new' offices of the
Taylor County Development Authority
(TCDA), from 4 to 6 p.m.
The offices are located at 115 West
Green Street, in the Capilal City Bank
Refreshments will be served.
Cleanup at Carlton
Cemetery will be
SSeven previously unmarked graves
will receive markers during an
upcoming "cleai up', day at Carlton
Cemetery planned Saturday, March
25, beginning at 9 am.
Anyone aware of other unmarked
graves is asked to call 584-4329.
*Cemetery members are
encouraged to-maintain family sites
during the scheduled "clean up" day.
If you are physically unable to work,
please- call Diane Carlton at
578-2441 and' arrangements will
S ports...page A-6
I III I I I I I I III I I I I I
State and federal environmental
officials said Tuesday that a Sierra
Club attorney and spokespersons
from environmental groups we're
"mis-informed" over a "minute
order"- issued by a federal judge
last week concerning Buckeye's
In a press release issued last
week Sierra Club Attorney David
Bookbinder said U.S. District
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan's March
14 order removed permitting
authority from the Florida
Department of Environmental.
Protection (DEP) and re-
established it with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
The fate of Dorsett Stadium and
Jerkins Pool dominated talks
during a special morning meeting
Sof the Perry City Council Friday,
Called to give council members.
an opportunity to consider the
city's "'big' picture" outlook, the
workshop quickly narrowed in
Tioc for a. consensus regarding
long-standing issues regarding the
stadium and both city pools.
City Manager Bob Brown
presented a report which detailed
the $45,000 spent annually by the
council at the Dorsett Stadium
complex, which includes Pace
"Only 25 percent of the usage at
Pace Field is city ,recreation,"
Brown said. "In the last couple of
years, the city has spent about
$46,0010 in capital improvements
at Dorsett Stadium.
"The school board pays the city.
$5.0(000 a Near toward the cost of
operating the stadium. I've spoken
with (Superintendent of Schools)
Oscar ,Howard Jr. and he said the
school board has basically agreed
to, take over operation of the
football stadium. He said they
would be responsible for a survey
of the- property and drafting
language as regards use of the
fields," Brown said.
The city will be able to utilize
the field during its flag football
season and would retain the
"* Please see page 3
Jill Johnson with DEP said the
Sierra Club and environmentalists
"The judge just wants more
information before he makes his
final ruling. EPA shares that
opinion," she said.
The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit
last year against EPA alleging the
federal agency failed to take back
the permitting authority when DEP
did not correct the permit within a
Last week's hearing in U.S.
District Court in Washington D.C.'
was preliminary in nature and was
not a final ruling, Johnson said.
According to the five-sentence
order, the judge denied EPA's
motion to dismiss the complaint
and claimed jurisdiction over the
*".* Please see page 3
Nothing says "spring" in Florida like a trip to the beach, which is just how this. group kicked off Spring Break Monday, March;
20. Joining the Lilliott trio of Taylor,. Hayden and Clara Jane on a private dock at Dekle Beach are Haley O'Steen, Brandon O'Steern,
Graham Lynn and Jonathan Collins. The annual spring holiday continues for Taylor County students through Friday. Classes
resume Monday, March 27.
At high school
Teen caught selling marijuana
Reports of juvenile offenders
have been filed with the Perry
Police Department recently
including a 16-year-old who was
caught selling marijuana at Taylor
County High School and a 15-year-
old who was found to be growing
marijuana plants in his bedroom
According to a report filed by
TCHS Resource Off. Nellie
Walker, the teen was seen by
TCHS Principal Michael
Thompson, "selling something" to
a 15-year-old student.
The students, Walker and TCHS
Dean Ed Harvey met in
Thompson's office, where he
Seven bags of marijuana
"packaged for sale" were found on
the oldest teen. The younger of the
two admitted to- having "bought"
;some marijuana from the other
youth, but said "he had thrown it in
Both boys were arrested and
transported to the county jail,
where they were charged with
possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis and possession of
In another case, Taylor County
Joint Drug, Force members PPD
Det. Mike 'Anderson and TCSO
Inv. Dewayne Bratcher, along
with PPD Ptl. Lin Gray and Ptl.
Dwight Norris', went to a Pine
Ridge area home after receiving
information 'that a suspect was
"growing and using drugs:
"Upon arrival, the parent and
homeowner gave' consent to search
their residence. Inside the 15-year-
old suspect's bedroom, a bottle of
hydrocodone pills (narcotic pain
reliever) which belonged to
someone else, a bag of marijuana,
along with a cup with marijuana in
it, were found, and several cans of
Budweiser beer," said Anderdon. -:
The suspect's mother gave
officers two marijuana plants she
said she had ,found in her son's
closet six days prior.
All the items were seized as
The teen, who is .currently on
probation for shoplifting,/ was
arrested and charged with
possession of hydrocodone,
manufacturing cannabis and
possession of alcohol by
Reaves earns 'Youth of the Year' title
Cianna Reaves (second from left) was recently named the Boys and Girls Club of Perry/Taylor
County's Youth of the Year for 2006. Shown are (from I to r). her mother, Michelle, her broth-
er, Caleb, who was named first runner-up, and her father Cletis. Reaves will travel to
Jacksonville April 2-3 to compete at the state level.
'Shy girl' becomes -
role modelfr ,
local boys & girls
By MARK VIOLA
With spring break now in full
swing for Taylor County students,
many are away on vacations or
finding time to visit the beach. For
Taylor County High School senior
Cianna Reaves, however, her
spring break is closer to home..
The recently awarded 2006 Boys
and Girl Club of Perry/ Taylor
County Youth of the Year recipient
is spending her week away from
school the same place she spends
many of her afternoons already--at
the club volunteering.
Reaves and her brother, Caleb,
who took first-runner-up honors,
celebrated in a small ceremony
outside, the club's Veterans Park
facility, surrounded by her family
and the children she helps.
Cianna Reaves joined the Boys
and Girls Club as a young girl and
continued as a member for more
than three years. After she took,
what she calls a "long break," she
rejoined as a volunteer upon
entering high school.
"I went for the position and they
'hired' me," Reaves said.
"I'll continue working here until
I finish high school."
After graduation, Reaves, the
daughter of Cletis and Michelle'-.
Reaves, plans to attend Florida
A&M University and pursue a
degree in business economics.
Since becoming a volunteer,
Reaves has helped at the club in a
number of ways, including
manning the front counter,.-
answering phones, aiding visitors:-
and helping the young members:-
with "power education," games :-
and fun times. She also assists with
the Youth of the Month program,
develops contests "to help to keep.'
the kids interested," and helps'
decorate the club's bulletin boards.
It was while she was helping
with one of these bulletin boards
that she felt a tap on her shoulder.
She turned to see Club Director
Kevin Kidd, who requested her
presence in his office.
While she thought the meeting
"** Please see page 2
She shouldn't have been, though,
as she soon found that she--the one
who had over the years helped
come up with contests for the
children--was now a winner
Might have to do with the Youth of
the Year program, Reaves said, she
was still nervous.
B&G Club President Karen Hankerson, left, and Director
Kevin Kidd congratulate Cianna Reaves on her selection as
"Youth of the Year."
': Caleb Reaves is presented a certificate by Club President
Karen Hankerson, left, and Director Kevin Kidd for his desig-
nation as "Youth of the Year" runner-up.
Bands rated 'E,
The Taylor County Middle "Both bands earned a rating of
School and Taylor County High 'excellent' at the festival and did a
|School (TCHS) Symphonic Bands fantastic job. Students in both
performed March 10 and 11, bands represented their schools
.respectively, at the. Florida and community with pride, and are
.Bandmasters Association District a tribute to the growing success of
,Music Performance Assessment the band program in the Taylor
Festival in Tallahassee. County Schools," TCHS Band
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Director Brett Wilson said.
TCMS director Lee Cook joined
Wilson in congratulating all band
students on their progress and
The directors also extended
thanks "to all the parents who came
to support their young musicians."
A-2 The Taco Times March 22, 2006
Award-winning brother and sister
are 'testament' of their upbringing
it wasn't just the children who
benefitted from her time at the
club, saying that she first arrived,
she was very quiet.
"I'm not very quiet. anymore,"
she said with a smile. She credits
most of the change to Director
Kidd. "The way he greets people--
it's very 'open and friendly. I got
some of that. I hope someday I can
pass that along."
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According to Kidd, there were
12 applicants for "Youth of the
Year" in the county. Volunteers
who have been with the club for
more than a year are eligible to
Each applicant hadito write an
essay which was their graded by
the club's board of directors. This
was followed by a "rigorous" board
Both the essay and interview
were scored and each applicant
"During her interview we saw
that the Boys and Girls Club values
lined up with the values she had
been raised with," Kidd said.
He didn't seem surprised that the
first and second place recipients
were brother and sister.
"It's wonderful," he said. "It's a
testament of that family's raising of
Kidd added that he was honored
that the parents would entrust their
children with his club.
"It says a lot about the parents
and the trustworthiness of our
Reaves wasn't surprised her
brother Caleb took second either.
"If I'm good enough to be first
then he's definitely good enough
for second. I'm sure he could have
taken the same place :; did."
Cianna was awarded a $500
scholarship; Caleb a $250
But for Cianna, the road is just
beginning. She will next travel to
World Golf Resort in Jacksonville
April 2 and 3 to compete for the
State Youth of the Year against 31
other local clubs' winners from
"I'm really looking forward to it.
It will be a good opportunity and a
learning experience," she said.
While there she will have to give
a three-minute speech in front of
the assembled crowd.
The state winner will receive a
$1,000 scholarship a*! a chance to
compete at the region al level, with
the winner there goihg on to the
"I am really glad to be here and
work with the kids," Reaves said ,:t"
her time at the club.
She will admit readily, however,
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Continued from page 1
He also ordered the parties to
meet certain deadlines in the next
EPA must answer the Sierra
Club's complaint by March 31.
Cross motions for summary
judgment are due April 10 and
responses April 24.
According to Buckeye's
Michelle Curtis, the company was
not a party to the dispute.
"We understand that the judge
may have denied EPA's request to
dismiss a case that the Sierra Club
brought against EPA to require
them to take over responsibility for
Buckeye's NPDES permit from the
state of Florida. No decision was
made by the judge on the merits of
the case and no action was taken
affecting the current schedule for a
hearing on the permit in
November," Curtis said.
That hearing, before
Administrative Law Judge Bramn
D.E. Canter, is scheduled for Nov.
6-10 in Tallahassee.
Linda Young, director of the
Clean Water Network, believes the
November hearing will not take
place. "Although we were willing
to fight this permit at the Division
of Administrative Hearings, we
knew that there was no chance we
could get a fair hearing there and
we would eventually have to get it
into federal court where there is
still justice to be had for an average
citizen," she said.
Last year, with EPA's objections
removed, DEP issued a permit that
would allow Buckeye to build a
15-mile pipeline to remove its
treated effluent from the freshwater
portion of the Fenholloway River
and deposit it near the mouth
where its salty and low oxygen
discharge would be less of an issue.
Young and several others
petitioned to have DEP's permit
delayed and z were successful
in getting the upcoming
Jerkins Pool wi
not open this year;
school board may take over Dorsett
Continued from page 1
softball field- used by Little
"We'll let the paved roads serve
as the natural boundaries of the
property," Brown said.
"I think that it's good to spread
the $40,000 countywide, instead of
just the city paying that whole
,amount," Councilman Don Cook
"Recreation as a whole has so
many issues. Do we know yet if the
county will still fund the $90,000 it
has been .giving the city for
recreation once the sports complex
opens?" Mayor Emily Ketring
"I don't know," 'Brown said,
adding "but, I do know that they
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The American Cancer Society
Relay for Life will hold its annual
Survivorship reception Thursday,
March 30, at First United
Methodist Church. The annual
gathering will begin at 7 p.m.
(the county commissioners)
haven't started talking about how
they are going to operate the (new
sports complex) facility."
Rather than pursuing the topic
without firmer facts, the council
directed Brown to begin
discussions with County
Administrator Buddy Humphries
The group next looked at the
status of Jerkins Pool, which has
experienced on-going leakage
Brown began by highlighting
comparison costs for both City
Pool and Jerkins.
"Right now, the cost per swim
averages $15.15 for Jerkins and
$5.05 for City Pool," he said.
That total, he said, is based "on
one person, one swim time."
He continued, "We looked for
other cities that have public pools
and only three counties that have a
population under 40,000 have
public pools in them: Suwannee
and Union counties each have one
public pool; the City of Perry is the
only one of this size with two
:Eighteen counties with
populations under 40,000 have no
"Also, with the size of the leak atf
Jerkins, we could be against code
`due to the large amount of po.:'l
Wastewater that leaks into ,the
ground," Brown noted.
"In 2005, the city applied for a
$200,000 grant for repairs at
Jerkins. That grant was denied. I
checked with the planning council
on submitting the grant again and
was advised that pools are a low
priority and that they almost never
approve grants for pools in coastal
counties. The city also didn't have
enough (grant) points for funding
and we could, in fact, lose points
because we already have another
existing pool," he said.
"So the bottom line is no grant
money," Councilman Cook said.
"Can the pool be fixed?"
Councilman Alphonso Dowdell
"The only way to fix it would be
to dig under it or put a new bottom
in the pool. Even then, we wouldn't
know if that would take care of the
leak," Brown said.
. "Since we took down the diving
boards, usage at both pools has just
dropped," Ketring said.
"So; we are not sure that the pool
can even be fixed. If we had to
replace the pool, we would have to
,borrow $400,000 $500,000 to
construct a new one," Cook
Councilman. Sylvester Harris
said he would be opposed to
closing the pool completely:
"I think we need to try to see
.hit we can do, Jler.e ith opiion:ri
open," he said.
"We need to announce that the
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"...and that we are exploring all
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The council also agreed to seek
input from the community "and see
if anyone has an interest in
taking over the pool and operating
"I would like to see us put a
definite timeline on this and get a
report back," Cook said,
suggesting that a Dec. 1 deadline
be clocked foe the issue. "At that
time we can look at our funding
and also see if anyone else has
"Clearly, this council wants to
offer recreation, but we want to
offer recreation.that would get the
highest usage," Ketring said.
"I would also like to see us leave
the money in the budget for the
Jerkins pool, but earmark it for
future recreation usage," Harris
During mhe 2005 swim season,
Jerkins had 404 reported swims
with an average cost of $6,100 for
materials (water, chemicals and
electricity.) City Pool logged 1,047
swims with an average cost of
$5,200 for materials.
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Charles D. Sessions, who has been promoted to' the rank of
captain in the U.S. Army, received orders for deployment td
Iraq for a second tour of- duty. The Taylor County High School
graduate is currently stationed in Virginia where he is attend-,;
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March 22, 2006
For luncheon meeting
Roseheads go to Rosehead
By CHERYL GREGORY
The Roseheads, Perry's chapter
of the Red Hat Society, enjoyed
their first experience together at
Rosehead Junction, located in the
historic downtown area of Perry.
For this luncheon/meeting on
Saturday, Feb. 25, tables were
decorated with purple and pink
tablecloths and held Red Hat
centerpieces along with red
napkins. A Red Hat banner
adorned the front window of the
Nineteen ladies attended, with
17 being Red Hats (50 and older)
and two being Pink Hatters (under
50). This event was planned by
Laura Taylor, Norma Collins and
Laura Taylor rang the Red Hat
bell and welcomed everyone. Debi
Limoges, secretary/treasurer, gave
a report on funds remaining from
2005 and current balances in the
account. She reminded everyone
that the planning committees for
March, April and June are already
formed. Laura Taylor said the
blessing. Lunch orders were taken
and the group continued visiting.
Ladies with February birthdays--
Debi Limoges and Norma
McGuire--were recognized, and
each was presented with a box of
chocolates from the hostesses.
Laura Taylor led everyone in
singing "Happy Birthday." Lunch
McGuire, Limoges were honored on their birthdays
Eight men nominated
for leadership award
Christ Episcopal Church is featured on the 2006 Tour
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Numerous historic buildings and
one modern home will be on the
2006 biennial Tour of Historic
Homes in Monticello set for
March 25-26. Also added to the
tour this year is the Palmer Place
Antique Car and Carnival
Museum, as well as Dixie
"We encourage everyone to visit
the Old South for a day and drift
back in time," said Merry Ann
Frisby, publicity chair for the
A van ride to Dixie Plantation
is included in the price of a ticket;
also included is an exhibit by local
sculptor Brad Cooley and a
Scottish concert by Arnold
Burkhart and Friends which is
scheduled for Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
"Monticello became the county
seat of Jefferson County when
Florida was still a territory. After
Florida was admitted as a state in
1845, a Jefferson County planter--
William Mosley--became the first
governor of Florida. Visitors were
attracted to Monticello because of
its warm climate, beautiful rolling
hills and 'pine air' which was
thought to be therapeutic," Frisby
"It is still therapeutic to stroll
among Florida's finest collection
of 19th century residential
architecture," she added.
Showcased among the blooming
azaleas will be a number of Greek
Revival, Classic Revival, Queen
Anne, Italianate and Victorian
homes that have made the tour a
favorite since its inception 40
Tour hours are 10 a.m. until 5
.p.m. on Saturday; 1-5 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets will be on sale
downtown at the Monticello Opera
House and the Wirick-Simmons
House. They may also be
The first E. Tillman and S:J. Morgan Leadership Award will be -
presented to one of eight candidates on Sunday, March 26, by the Men'sb .
Ministry for which Walter Bishop serves as president.
The Leadership Award candidates include: Deacon Lemon Washington, T Denham HousR is e of 3 Bed & Breakfasts on the tou
Deacon Arthur Flowers, Srniard LAwrence Hugi~h, the Re\. .Doiald' L -"- W .
McBride, Deacon George Clayton, Pastor Robert French, the Rev.
Roosevelt Knight and the Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr.
Jesika Walker and Brad Curry remind friends and relatives of their
wedding Saturday, March 25, at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. A
reception will follow at the Perry Elks Lodge.
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was then served, and dessert was a
freshly baked and still warm Texas
sheet cake. The hostesses were
commended for having an open
menu, and Laura Taylor quickly
gave credit to Carol Gunter, owner
of the cafe. Names were drawn for
a variety of door prizes,
compliments of Sisters'
Mercantile, Debbie's Jewels,
Rebecca's Gifts and the hostesses.
Cheryl Gregory distributed hand-
outs and led a discussion on the
group's activities planned for
Relay For Life. The first major
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purchased at .Dixie Plantation.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $5
for children; lunch will be served
at the Wirick-Simmons House for
"All funds collected from the
tour are used to continue the
restoration projects of the
Jefferson County Historical
Association," said Frisby. For
additional information, please call
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39th annual arts, crafts show is Saturday
The Tallahassee Society of Arts and Crafts will present its 39th annual
Spring Show and Sale on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
at Dorothy Oven Park, 3205 Thomasville Road. For more information,
please call (850) 539-9537.
Yard sale raised
money for Relay
Dr. Miles V. Nelson, General Surgeon, has recently
started using capsule endoscopy, an innovative, non-
invasive procedure, to diagnose and treat patients with
gastrointestinal disorders of the small intestine such as
Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastro-intestinal bleeding,
inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel tumors and
NSAID related injuries.
With a miniature camera on one end, the PillCam" SB
video capsule enables physicians to visualize for the first
time the entire length of the 21 -foot-long small intestine.'
This procedure is a non-invasive diagnostic alternative to
traditional endoscopy, the most common procedure used
to examine the small bowel. Over 170,000 people around
the world have undergone this PillCam Capsule Endoscopy
procedure, the gold standard for small bowel diagnostic
"The PillCam SB video capsule has allowed us to more
accurately detect and diagnose small bowel disorders in
our patients," said Dr. Miles V. Nelson. "We are pleased
that we can now offer a non-invasive diagnostic alternative
to traditional endoscopy for patients experiencing
persistent abdominal symptoms."
fundraiser was a yard sale held
March 4 at the comer of Old Dixie
Highway and Plantation Road.
Members were reminded that
preparations were to begin on
Friday, March 3. Patricia Lindsey
discussed the prizes for which
donations of $1 per ticket were
being accepted. Members were
encouraged to get tickets before
Laura Taylor reminded ladies to
take all the table favors--the Red
Hat magnets, red chocolate
rosebuds, Red Hat cups filled with
candy and mints--and each was
thanked for attending. The
February committee and the cafe
were congratulated for the success
of this enjoyable event.
The Red Hat bell was then
passed to the March committee.
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As seen on TV
Jordyn Gonzalez celebrated
his first birthday on Tuesday,
March 14. The son of Jessica
Gonzalez and Eddie Gonzalez,
the one-year-old is the
grandson of: Greg Holmes,
Donna and Steve Smith, and
Yolanda and Juan Gonzalez.
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In the PillCam Capsule Endoscopy procedure, a patient
will fast for ten hours before taking the PillCam SB with a
glass of water. The capsule glides down the GI track taking
approximately 50,000 images of the small bowel. These
images are transmitted to and then stored on a recorder
belt worn by the patient for an eight hour period. Upon
completion, the physician views the images using the Given
Imaging workstation and RAPID software to make a
Approximately 70 million Americans currently suffer from
gastrointestinal disorders, including disorders of the small
bowel such as cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease,
gastro-intestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease and
NSAID related injuries. However, many of these
conditions go undiagnosed, or are treated by trial and
error, due to the limited diagnostic options available for
this region of the body. Over 250 studies have proven
that Given Imaging's PillCam video capsule enables
physicians to diagnose disorders of the small intestine with
PillCam SB was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in 200 1.
Dr. Miles Nelson's office is located at 1218 N. Peacock Ave., Perry, FL 32347.
Anyone interested in obtaining additional information regarding
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Helps Local Doctor Detect
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Win puts 'Dogs on
top in district 2-3A
The Taylor County High
baseball team took sole possession
,of first place in District 2-3A
Thursday with a 4-2 win at Florida
.High then avenged an earlier loss
Saturday at Pace Field by
upending Belleview 6-4.
The Bulldogs, 8-6 overall and
3-0 in district play, ran their win
streak to four straight with
Brandon Mock (2-2) pitched six
-,,,innings for thb win, striking out
while giving up only three hits.
;. Rusty Walker came on late to .earn
*-; his first save of the year.
Belleview, which beat Taylor 6-
5 on March 2, jumped on top 1-0
in the third but the Bulldogs
-answered back in the bottom of
i the inning to tie the game at one
Some of the members of the
Taylor County High, track
team include (left to right)
Adam Cook, Chelsea Sparrow,
Tambrika Flowers, Tradelvan
Whetsel and A'Drick Arnold.
Head track coach for the
Bulldogs is Ed Harvey.
Taylor County then scored three
in the fifth and two more in the
sixth to ice the game. Top hitters
for the 'Dogs were Daniel Joiner
(2-3) and Alex Kramer (2-4, 2
In Thursday's district matchup
with Florida High, the Bulldogs
got another strong pitching
performance out of Walker (2-1)
who struck out 10 batters. Drew
Mock led the 'Dogs at the plate
with one hit while driving in two
Taylor County was scheduled to
participate in the Lincoln National
Invitational this week in
Tallahassee before returning to
regular season play March 28 at
Date 4. Opponent Site Time
Feb. 14 Live Oak Away 3:30 pm
Feb. 16 Madison Home 3:45 pm
Feb.'21 Wakulla (girls) Away 3:30 pm
Feb. 23 Live Oak/Madison (boys) Home 3:00 pm
Feb. 28 Madison Away 3:45 pm
March 2 Live Oak Home, 3:30 pm
March 7 Rickards Away 3:30 pm
March 9 Godby Home 3:30 pm
March 16 Wakulla (boys) Home 3:30 pm
March 17 Live Oak vs. Wakulla at Taylor 3:30 pm
March 28 Live Oak Away 3:30 am
March 30 Rickards Home 3:00 pm
April 4 Godby Away 3:30 pm
April 6 Live Oak Home 4:00 pm,
April 17 Dist. Tournament Tom Brown Park TBA
April 18 Dist. Tournament Tom Brown Park TBA
Keaton Beach Marina
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Whetsel breaks Suwannee 100 meter record
Bulldogs sixth, seventh in track meet
The Taylor County High track
team placed sixth (girls) and
seventh (boys) in the 17th
Suwannee Invitational Track Meet
Saturday in Live Oak, but the
highlight of the meet was
Tradelvan Whetsel's 'record-
breaking time in the 100 meter
Whetsel broke the previous
record by 1-100th of a second
with a time of 10.70. He also
placed first in the 200 meters with
a time of 22.82.
Other highlights for the
*Tambrika Flowers first in the
high jump (4-11), first in the 200
meters. (28.45) and third in the 100
meters (13.52 seconds);
*A'Drick Arnold fifth in the
Beginning Tuesday, April 4, 2006, the Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners and the Florida Commission for the Transportation
Disadvantaged Trust Fund will offer
Children and Family Services office in Madison
The Big Bend Transit shuttle will leave from in front of the County Administrative
Complex building at 201 E. Green Street at 7:30 a.m. and return approximately
Riders must be qualified through the trust fund or Medicaid programs.
Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and must be made by 12:00
p.m. on the Monday before. If Monday is al)egal holiday the deadline is 12:00 p.m.
on the Friday before.
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400 meters (55.72). He also
participated but did not place in
the 100 meters (11.98) and the
200 meters (24.09);
*Chelsea Sparrow fourth in the
400 meters (1:10.88), sixth in the
100 meter., hurdles (19.39). Also
participated in the discus (60-9);
*Adam Cook fifth in the discus
(120-3), participated in the shot
*Russell Smith 13th in.the
1600 meters (5:12).
Others participating but not
Vershayn Brown, 400 meters
1:15.60 and 11-8.5 in long jump;
Sharika Ellis, 400 meters 1:18.99;
Jonathan McKnight, 100 meters
11.79 and 200 meters 24.71;
William Wright 5:31 in the 1600
meters and 12:37 in the 3200
meters and Zachary Bradshaw,
60-88 in the 400 meters, 2:38 in
the 800 meters and 15-6.25 in the
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March 31, 2006 LAST DAY to pay property tax without a penalty.
April 1, 2006
May 5, 2006
May 6, 2006
May 31, 2006
3% Interest on Real Estate Property Tax
(Including Non ad valorem assessments.)
1.5% interest per month on Tangible Personal
DEADLINE to ,pay Property Tax before
ADVERTISING COSTS WILL BE CHARGED
LAST DAY TO PAY TAX BEFORE
Tax Certificate Sale will be held at 8:30 a.m. on the
second floor of the Taylor County Courthouse.
Taylor County Tax Collector
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A-7 The Taco Times March 22, 2006
Catholic youth hold fish fry Friday
Youth cook for community
The youth group of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will hold
its annual fish fry fundraiser Friday, March 24, from 5 until 8 p.m.
Your patronage is encouraged.
Reaves keynotes youth program
Caleb Reaves will speak at a youth program planned Saturday, March
25, at New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church. The event will begin at 5
p.m. with the theme, "Praise Is What We Do."
A mass choir will be formed for the occasion, and rehearsal is scheduled
for Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m.
Greg Houston, pastor, invites everyone to participate.
Dedication celebration planned
Charity Baptist Church, located at 580 Highway 27 East, will hold a
dedication celebration on Saturday, March 25, from 12 noon until 5 p.m.
Bluegrass/gospel music will be presented throughout the day, and
barbecue will be served. Everyone is welcome. For more information,
please call 223-1850.
Purehearts present concert in Steinhatchee
The Purehearts will be presented in concert at Friendship Chapel Church
of God in Steinhatchee on Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m. The church is
located on Route 51. Pastor Chester Ash invites everyone to attend.
Men in Black gather on Sunday
New Brooklyn's Men's Ministry will hold its annual Men In Black
program on Sunday, March 26, at the church at 3 p.m. Pastor Donald L.
McBride invites everyone to attend.
Church observes Family and Friends Day
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will hold Family and Friends
Day on Sunday, March 26, beginning at 3 p.m. True Light Missionary
Baptist Church of Tallahassee will be in charge of the service.
Youth Day planned at St. Peter's
St. Peter's Primitive Baptist Church will observe Youth Day on Saturday,
March 25, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Guest speaker will be
Charles Alto Nelson Sr., 89, died
March 18, 2006, in Statesville, N.
A retired service station
manager, he was a member of
Crosspoint Fellowship Baptist
Church in Perry.
Survivors include: a son, Charles
A. Nelson Jr.- of Statesville; a
daughter, Barbara Jackson of
Chipley, a sister, Mayola Young of
Bonifay; three grandchildren; and
two great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held
today, March 22, at 11 a.m. in
Family members will receive
friends today from 10 until 11 a.m.
at Beggs Funeral Home, which is
in charge of arrangements.
Jay Ralph Gamble
Jay Ralph Gamble, 39, died
March 19, 2006, at his residence in
Born in Thomasville, Ga., he had
lied in Perr\ for ihe past 36 \ears
li.T arfided-4-Spring \.iWarcn-r
Church of Christ and '.as a 19.s4
graduate of Taylor County High
School. He worked with WPRY
1400 AM for several years..-
Survivors include: his parents,
Edwin and LaNell McKinney of
Perry; a brother, Scott Edwin,
McKinney of Wakulla County; two
sisters, Glenda Sue Matthews of
Perry and Sandy Lynn Mincy of
.Ocala; and a *host of nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles and.:
Funer'al services were- held
Tuesday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m. at
Spring Warrior Church of Christ
with Jeff Himmel officiating.
Interment followed at the church
Faniil members received
friends Mlonday from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Joe P. Bums Funeral Home,;
which was in, charge of
Vera Bell Bowden,'
Vera Bell Bowden, 80, died
March 16; 2006, at Doctors'
A nam e and lifelong resident of
Tjl1or County, she ,was the
daughter of the late Charlie
Thomas Amaii and Lillie M.
(Lundy) Aman. Mrs. Bowden was
the co-owner of Bowden's 221'
Grocery for many years. She was a
member of Midway Baptist
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She was preceded in death by her
husband, Leroy Maynard Bowden.
Survivors include: two sons, Roy
D. Bowden of Perry and Monte
Bowdeh of Limeville, Ala.;. five
brothers, Henry Aman of
Jacksonville, Joel Aman, C. T.
Aman and Eston Aman, all of
Perry, and Ralph Aman of Panama
City; three sisters, Lois Brewer of
Jacksonville, Doris and Irene
Stokes, both of Perry; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. at
Midway Baptist Church with Mark
Pargo and Danny Lundy
officiating. Interment followed at
Family members received
friends Saturday at Joe P. Bums
Funeral Home, which was in
charge of arrangements.
Saturday, April 1-
1:00 pm till dark
North of old Citizen's Bank Building
(one block West of 1st Baptist Church)
Several local praise & worship groups
will be featured including:
One Accord, Evangel Worship Team,
First Baptist Worship Team & several others
This event will be promoting
awareness of a new ministry
coming ,to our community...
; ,.; ;, Bring your lawn chairs and a friend and come enjoy
"- some great Christian music and fellowship
Lanetra Bennett from WCTV News in Tallahassee, accompanied by her
Graham featured at Fashion Show
A representative of the AmSouth Bank First Homebuyers Associatidn
will be in Perry for the White/Ivory Suit and Hat Fashion Show featuring
Mrs. Paula Graham. The event will be held at 3 p.m. in Loughridge Park
on Saturday, March 25. Jurleen Clayton invites everyone to attend-.- '
, Dedication Celebration a
Charity Baptist Church
580 Hwy. 27 East
Saturday, March 25 12:00 5:00 p.m.
S DeiciOus MUSIC
arb equeS throughout the day oi y
For more information call 223-1850
Big Bend Hospice Salutes
Taylor County Social Workers &
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a life limiting, illness and. theb.lbQd--'6U
Big Bend Hospice salutes our Family Support Counselors and. Gifef*-
Counselors and extends our heart-felt appreciation to the. soc 'wor ers
Big Bend case managers at our community's nursing homes, senior comteir, li
health department and schools fbit.being our''paytme
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First Baptist Church
March 26, 2006 at 6 p.m.
102 North Center Street, Perry
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A-8 The Taco Times March 22, 2006
For TCMS gifted program
Can you help with 'can'struction?
Students from the gifted
program at Taylor County Middle
School are pursuing a
"can"struction project this nine
veeks "and we desperately need
MANY cans of food in all sizes
and shapes," said instructor Deidra
Newman. The public is cordially
-'sked to donate.
"The 'can'struction project
allows us to utilize curriculum that
is based on class interests, special
-oilities, vision and goals,
During the recent loss of our
familyy member, Ronnie Newman,
bhe response of the Taylor County
immunity was overwhelming.
The Salem Missionary Baptist
church came to our assistance
I.adolences, food and financial aid
,'ere provided. The church
inembers pulled together and
provided d all that was needed. We
'ill be forever grateful.
'he Perry City Police were very
helpful and 'accommodating.
Officers Gina M. Deeson and Clay
* Parker were outstanding.
The Taylor County Sheriff's
Department and the Florida
Highway Patrol are deserving of a
We wish to thank Tommy
Morrow and Keith Walker of
= is Funeral Home who were
incorporating core subjects, and
the arts, in comprehensive themed
lessons which focus on critical
thinking, intellectual discussion,
interpretation, creativity, research,
problem solving and generation of
original work," Newman said.
"After we 'can'struct our
projects, we will then donate the
canned goods to charity," she
If you're interested in
participating, please send canned
very professional and considerate.
We also wish to thank Pastor Jay
Black and the Rev. Jimmy Corbin
who, assisted throughout our time
The entire Newman family
would like to thank all who were
involved during this sad time.
The Newman Family
The family of Robert A. Sadler
would like to express our heartfelt
appreciation to everyone who was
there for us during the loss of our
beloved dad, Robert A. Sadler, and
beloved husband of Alice M.
We are truly grateful for each
and every prayer, phone call and
card, as well as all the food and
flowers we received. Thanks to
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Middle School Gifted Program,
"or contact us and we will come to
pick them up," Newman said.
The gifted program is structured
to provide opportunities for
"intelligently gifted students so
that they are challenged to reach
their maximum potential and
accomplish 'high performance'
each and every day," Newman said.
"By donating the canned foods
to a charity when we have
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home and
staff, Taylor County Sheriff's
Department, and Mark Southerland
of South House for the use of the
A very special thank you to
Elder Steve Mong for the
wonderful service. Special thanks,'
also, to Elouise Stalans, Van Edith
Burford, Danielle Chapman and
Betty Lee Elliott for all your help
during our loss. Also, thanks to
Mary Ann Hill for your
thoughtfulness and help during our
time of grief.
Alice Sadler and Family
completed our project, we are also
able to instill the basic values of
community service to add to the
students' knowledge, enhance their
skills and deepen their
understanding of how we can all
work together to make our
community better," she said.
While local TCMS students are
new to "can"struction. this is the
13th year that the NYC Design and
Build Competition has been held in
New York, showcasing the talents
of architects and engineers in
creating "spectacular" structures
using nothing more than cans of
The Small Business Week
Committee is accepting
nominations for the 2006 Person
of the Year and Service Awards.
Nomination forms are available
from the Small Business
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Congressman Allen Boyd has his blood pressure checked by nursing student Ashley McCray
during the recent open house which showcased NFCC's new RN program. Three students from
Taylor County were accepted in the inaugural class of the nursing program and the Taylor County
Board of Commissioners donated $100,000 toward the project. Students can earn associate
degree's in nursing with two years of study.
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"How does that work?" "Wow, is
this real?" "What a huge lab!" If
comments from visitors to the new
nursing training facilities at North
Florida Community College
(NFCC) were any indication, the
RN program has passed its first
public check-up with flying
Nearly 200 toured the facilities
and met students and staff at the
RN open house held recently in the
Career & Technical Center on the
Students and staff alike could not
hide their pride in NFCC's
accomplishment of opening the
RN program. Offering a registered
nursing degree had been the vision
of Morris G. Steen Jr. since he
assumed leadership of the college
in 2002. All it took was three
years, dogged determination and
the support of many NFCC friends.
"This is a dream realized," said
Steen at the open houpe.
Billed as a thank you to the
community and legislators who
supported NFCC's extended effort
to start a two-year nursing degree,
the afternoon festivities showcased
all the allied health programs, as
well as the new RN program.
Students gave tours of new
laboratories and demonstrated
simulation equipment which
mimics actual patient conditions--
some too real for even the most
"I did not need to see that," said
one gentleman after a
demonstration of a simulation
"pregnant patient." He chuckled
' and turned to the next
According to nursing staff, the
realism of the simulators is what
makes them such effective
According to nursing director
Nita Fico, "Everyone commented
on how positive and
knowledgeable our students are.
We love hearing that. And, the
simulators were a big hit."
In remarks to the group, Steen
singled out the support of
Congressman Ander Crenshaw for
funding, as well as donations by
the Taylor County Board of
Commissioners and Workforce
Steen also thanked other
legislators who provided support,
including Rep. Will Kendrick,
Congressman Allen Boyd and aide
Danny Collins, Kevin Doyle from
Senator Mel Martinez's office,
Theresa Frederick from Florida
Sen. Al Lawson's office, and Sara
Sanders from Senator Bill Nelson's
For more information about
admission into the Registered
Nursing Program, call (850) 973-.
1662 or e-mail FoustM@nfcc.edu.
'Afternoon regulars' take the stage at TCES
North Florida Community.
College (NFCC) took its Children's
Theater program on the road
March 6 by presenting -a
performance of "The Tuesday
Afternoon Regulars" at Taylor
County Elementary School
The show, performed by
Valdosta State University theater
students, was a hit with TCES
fourth graders and staff.
"The children, loved it!" said
TCES' Debby Powers.
The musical, featured a group of
students who often find themselves
in detention and their despairing
detention supervisor who sets a
plan in motion to inspire the
students to make positive changes
for their futures.
"This was a great opportunity for
NFCC to provide an educational
outreach performance to students
in Taylor County," said Kim
Scarboro, NFCC Children's
The NFCC Children's Theater
guol is to provide cultural
opportunities for area elementary,
middle and high school students.
In November 2005 NFCC
hosted, on its Madison campus, a
performance of "Thumbelina"
by Bits N' Pieces Puppet Theatre
with more than 700 in
In September 2005, NFCC took
the : dance troupe Footworks
Percussive Dance Ensemble into
Madison County High School,
reaching more than 400
At least 200 students attended
the performance at Taylor County
The performance at TCES was
funded by NFCC's Artist Series
,W.' ... 4 "" .
Angels sponsorship program.
For more information on the
NFCC Children's Theater, contact
the NFCC Office of College
Advancement at (850) 973-1653 or
Great American Cleanup seeks
to 'clean, beautify and improve'
Keep Taylor County Beautiful
volunteers ,N ill impra,' e the quality
of life in Taylor County as .they
clean up litter-strewn streets and
waterways, and fix up and beautify
public spaces during Keep
America:. Beautiful's Great
American Cleanup!," the nation's
largest annual community
improvement program, March 1
throiith May 31. Taylor County
, volunteers are encouraged to roll
up Iheir sleeves and support clean
communities. To volunteer, call
1 "The Great American Cleanup
hlas become more and more a staple
of our .American landscape every
year with millions of volunteers
taking the environment into their
own hands: Americans are rallying
together to clean up graffiti,
eliminate litter, green, up and
beautify ,surroundings while
preserving our waterways to create
a cleaner, safer and more, beautiful
environment for generations to
come," said G. Raymond Empson,
president of Keep America
In 2006, the Great American
Cleanup is expected to involve
close- to 3 million people,
volunteering. more than 8 million
hours to clean, beautify and
improve 15,000 communities
during 30,000 events from coast to
coast in all 50 states. Activities
will include beautifying parks and
recreation areas, cleaning
seashores and waterways, handling
recycling collections, picking up
litter, planting trees and flowers,
and conducting educational
programs and litter-free events.
Fourth graders at Taylor County Elementary School enjoy a performance presented by North
Florida Community College and performed by Valdosta State University theater students on
March 6. The musical featured -a group of-students who often find themselves in detention and
their despairing detention supervisor who sets a plan in motion to inspire the students to make
positive changes for their futures.
AARP: last Wed., .10 a:m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon., 7 p.m., main hangar at the Perry/Foley
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry, Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry' Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to. May; subject to-change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon 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
6:30 p.i. .
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 Boardi 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.
I Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
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.
,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. J8
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
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
.7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tues., noon, 107 East Green Street.
* Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: every 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., 9 a.m.,
at First United Methodist Church.
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).
B-1 The Taco Times March 22, 2006
A proud moment
for NFCC nursing
B-2 Taco Times March 22, 2006
Project manager responds to
questions about power plant
the state and federal regulations
that were created to protect even
the most vulnerable individuals.
Additionally, we will use a state-
of-the-art continuous monitoring:'
system to ensure that our emission
controls are operating at peak
performance while the plant is in.
operation. Moreover, we will
submit the results from these
monitors to the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection to
ensure that the department's',
stringent requirements are being,
As an avid sportsman, I was
pleased to hear that Taylor County
residents share my enthusiasm for
hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
To ensure that the county remains a
true sportsman's paradise, Taylor
Energy Center has been designed
as a zero discharge facility, which
means that. no wastewater will be'
discharged from the plant.
During our open houses, we also,
learned that job creation and
economic growth are critically
important to Taylor County
citizens. Beginning with the start
of construction in 2008, Taylor
Energy Center will create about
1,500 construction jobs. Later,
during normal operations, the plant'
will. offer 180 full-time jobs. Our,
commitment is to fill as many of
these positions as possible with
Additionally, the construction
and operation of Taylor Energy
Center will bring increased
commerce to Taylor County.
Though our organization is tax-
exempt, we will bring increased
business to Taylor County
businesses, and we pledge to
support the community through
contributions and sponsorships.
Some residents expressed
concerns about the increased train
traffic that will be necessary to
deliver fuel to Taylor Energy
Center. We are working with state
and local officials to develop a.
mutually agreeable solution to
these concerns. Once we have
more information, we will work
together with the Perry community
to explore all the options to ensure
public safety and reduce
inconvenience to residents.
As a future citizen of Taylor
County, I share your interest in
public safety, a clean environment
and a healthy economy, As we
move forward, we will continue to
address the community's concerns
and keep those needs in mind.'
Mike Lawson i
Taylor Energy Center
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
Letters to the Editor
Banner fund-raiser provides scholarship
3' IMidweek Muddle
and sweet tea
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
The Take Stock
Home Furniture & More, Optimist
Club, Timberland Ford,
Leadership Council would like to Goodman's BBQ, Perry If you are i
thank the following businesses for Connections, Newport Insurance the business p
participating in the Take Stock and Cashway Building Supplies. in "Taking
FrannIr fund-raiser, and helping to We would like to thank Capital County," by pi
provide a Taylor County youth City Bank and Kenneth Dennis six banner whi
Sidi a four-year, 100 percent Locksmith for -their donations. the school for
tuition paid college scholarship. Please drive by the outside fence at price of $25
'Please show your appreciation Taylor, County Elementary School purchases the
to: Beach Realty Gulf Coast, and see the beautiful banners that contact Kathy
,(regory's Heating and Cooling, the Sign Shop created at a discount 2530 ext. 2:
.-'jLjn's Ace Hardware, Miles V. price for us. We are only five Together we w
elon, Dairy King, GTCom,' banners away from purchasing of Taylor Coun
!eggs Funeral Home, Yarbrough another scholarship and providing at a time.
i'ire & Automotive, Badcock hope, mentors and a scholarship
Be prepared for wi bi
|y GEORGIA BUCKHALTER Alan Long, a University of Florida "Mother Na
speciall to the Taco Times professor and specialist in the what the fire
Mother Nature is never dormant School of Forest Resources and Long said. "Bu
:Fi the Tree Capital of the South. Conservation. the time it is p
In the interim months between Although the wildfire season has that provides ti
'he end-of-winter freezes and the yet to officially begin, the state has Contrary ti
start of the hurricane season, already seen a fair share of fires in discarded cig
wildland fires are yet another force 2006. smoldering car
of nattire to be reckoned with. In a statewide survey conducted less than 5 per
"Although wildfires can occur in by the Florida Division of Forestry fires, Long sai
Almost any month, the main (DOF) from Jan. 1 to Feb. 20, The warm en
wildland fire season usually starts 2006, 38 percent of fires were equipment, su
l April and extends into June, attributed to escaped debris Vehicles (ATV
antil the summer rains arrive," said burning and 16.7 percent to arson, number of fi
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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garette butts and
np fires account for
cent of all wildland
engines of recreation
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grassa areas, iiong saia.
"Grass fires pick up this time of
year because of low humidity and
high winds that are a dangerous
combination," said John Fish, a
district manager for DOR
Dry post-winter weather
conditions are always a concern
because dead vegetation left by
winter freezes serve as a catalyst
for fires, Fish said.
This change in moisture content
primarily affects what Fish refers
to as the lighter fuel classes. These
grasses and sticks dry easily and
ignite readily, but do not have near
the burn time of their larger fuel
"The aftermath of the past two
hurricane seasons has left a lot
more of the heavier dead debris on
the ground," Fish said. "This fuel
will sustain long fires and could be
dangerous to firefighters if' it
blocks the mobility of their
As district manager, Fish
directly oversees DOF activities in
Taylor, Madison, Lafayette and
"During the statewide DOF
report conducted in January and
February of this year, our district
experienced 25 fires across 84
"-* Please see page 3
I love it when my e-mails are marked,
Usually, it means that someone else forgot
to send a news item to the newspaper on
time, and thus expects me to move at warp
speed to compensate.
But on Monday morning (when I was
lamenting the fact that I was the only one in
town who didn't go somewhere for spring
break), I got an urgent e-mail' from a friend
in California. "Could you take my old,
boyfriend out to lunch?"
Obviously, my friends will ask anything of
Take your old boyfriend out to lunch?
"And his 18-year-old, 'college-aged
daughter," she added.
"He's divorced; they're traveling through
Florida for her spring break. I told him he
should stop by the newspaper and take you
Why, sure. Is there anything else I can do
Her explanation continued: "We met in
Chestertown, Md., when the two of us were
in Washington College. I transferred to
Stanford and he to Reed College in Oregon.
I believe he retired early after a successful
career on Wall Street."
Well, great, we'll have a lot to talk about. I
can't even read financial statements and
have never understood the Dow Jones
The e-mail continued: "He has a girlfriend
who lives in Australia, so I believe he is
there much of the time. He may be buying
a place in Tahoe soon, or living on a boat in
Marina del Ray."
Oh, yes, I can talk about my summer home
which looks a lot like my winter home. So I
didn't even get to go to Dekle Beach for
spring break, and he visits Australia
regularly while speculating on a move to
Tahoe, or life on a houseboat. What's wrong
with this picture?
"He is a liberal and very entertaining. He's
planning to publish a book this spring. I
think you will enjoy him and his daughter."
Well, this is just great. I've been trying to
publish a book for 11 years, and he's able to
retire, travel to Australia, and still make it
And he's a liberal? That's great, too.
Should I mention that the husband and son
went turkey hunting this morning?
No, probably not.
Oh, and a mental note: Dodge politics,
religion and social values in conversation.
So what does that leave? I wasn't at all sure
that I could be witty and charming about the
weather for 45 minutes,
"The.daughtter is studying at John Hopkins
University," ,she wrote--probably nuclear
science or chemo-bio-micro-physics. '
God help me.
"Please call his cell phone," she said.
And, like a sheep to slaughter, I did. I
picked up the phone and dialed; he picked
up the phone and answered. He was staying
at the Governor's Inn in Tallahassee, and
wondered if I knew who Governor Day was.
Oh how I wished he did.
"All the rooms are named fdr ,Flrida
governors," he explained, "and this one was
named for Governor Day."
"I'm an Alabama native," I said, "sot don't
know all the Florida governors--missedthat
in fifth grade." I thought going ahead and ,
getting that "Alabama" reference out there
in conversation might lower his
"We'll ibe in Perry in 50 minutes," he said,
"Do you :need directions?" I asked.,
"I've got Map Quest," he said. "I'll call you
when I get there,".
But of course.
This was beginning to bp as bad as the
blind dates I remembered from college
years. Suddenly, I wasn't sure I liked my
friend anymore, either.
I announced to the husband, "I'm going to
lunch with i friend's old boyfriend and his'
18-year-old daughter from Massachusetts."
"What?" he said, trying to process this
"Exactly," I responded. "Wanna go?"
Of course,; as you might expect from a
story this circuitous, lunch was wonderful,
She was a sixth generation New Yorker; I
come from six generations of families trying
to carve out a living from the red clay hills
of Alabama. He lives in a historically
designated home in Concorde, Mass., and
I'm residing in the rural outskirts of a North
Florida county settled by cattlemen and
loggers. My only historical designation is
my E-911 address,
They were both interesting, and
interested, and our conversation was as
sweet as the tea despite political, social,
religious and professional differences.
Sometimes it is good to be pushed from
your comfort zone into the twilight where
you realize, once again, that it's a very big
world made up of delightfully different
people. You can be one of those or you can
have lunch with one, but whatever you do,
jump off that cliff.
IPl~ill~ ~s -
As project manager for Taylor
Energy Center-and a future
Taylor County resident-it is
personally important to me that we
hear and address any concerns
Taylor County residents have about
Over the past few weeks, our
team held two open houses-one
in Steinhatchee and one in Perry.
Our goal with these open houses
was to learn more about the
community and to hear the
residents' thoughts and ideas about
The majority of the' comments
we received fell into three
health, economic development and
traffic. We carefully listened to
your thoughts and concerns, and
we will continue to address these
issues as we move forward with
As we plan and design the Taylor
Energy Center, protecting the
enviroriment will be one of our
foremost goals. Already, we have
incorporated the most advanced
and effective emission control
technologies available into the
plant's design. Substantial
advances in this technology over
the past decade will ensure that
emission levels will meet or exceed
B-3 Taco Times March 22, 2006
Letters to the Editor
"Life's Journey. Help Starts
Here." This theme for National
Professional Social Work Month
captures the essence of
professional social workers'
mission. On behalf of the Big Bend
Hospice Board of Directors, I
extend to all social workers in our
eight-county community our
heartfelt appreciation for the
outstanding services they provide.
Big Bend Hospice's 31 social
workers Collaborate with
colleagues in Leon, Jefferson,
Madison, Taylor, Gadsden, Liberty,
Wakulla and Franklin counties to
meet the needs of our patients and
families as the face the end of life's
journey. These professionals
combine resources to meet unique
Imagine being confronted with
negotiating the Medicare and
Medicaid maze, seeking disability
coverage, finding daily support and
care, acquiring medical equipment,
or simply providing three meals a
day for people too sick to shop and
cook. Professional social workers
know how to negotiate the mazes,
how to expedite the processes, and
how to find the services that meet
Big Bend Hospice counselors
specialize in the field of end of life
care, and in grief and loss
counseling. The Big Bend Hospice,
Caring Tree counselors are trained
to work with youth. They form an
outstanding team working with
case managers, discharge planners,
and other social workers to provide
the highest level of care in the Big
Bend area while promoting dignity
for everyone, especially the most
vulnerable. Thank you for caring!
Wildland fires are becoming more common as people build their homes in more wooded areas.
Of woodland fires
Escaped burning, arson main causes.
Continued from page 2
acres," Fish said.
Even though Florida is the
lightning capital of the world, DOF
statistics indicate that escaped
burning and arson are still the two.
main causes of wildland fires in'
"Wildland fires are becoming
more common as people begin
building their homes in the more.
rural, wooded outskirts," Fish said.
Fish and other DOF officials
refer to this outlying fringe area,
where nature encounters
civilization, as the wildland/urban
"Almost one-third of Florida's
population lives in these interface
areas where structures intermingle
with forests," Fish said.
Fish urges people to be wise
"Things like palm fronds and
other yard trash are items that can
be burned without authorization, as
long as it's during daylight hours.
supervised at all times and set back
from structures," Fish said.
The Department o(f
Environmental Protection (DEP i
provides more detailed instructions
for the legal burning of yard waste.
but all, large-scale pasture and
pineland burnings require
authorization by DOF, Fish said.
During an average year, the
Florida DOF authorizes prescribed
fire treatment for almost 2 million
acres across the state, including
land in Taylor County.
"In a county that is almost 80
percent forested, it is important
that we take every precaution
necessary," Fish said.
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A rewarding job with the nation's leading bottled
water company may be closer than you think.
Nestle Waters North America is hiring.
Nestle has several immediate openings at its Madison County bottling facility.
Employment opportunities are available for flexible and self-motivated individuals seeking
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B-4 The Taco Times March 22, 2006
Yard Sale: Saturday, March 25, 8:00 am 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1380 sq. ft., fire place, Avon Representatives needed in this area. Wanted Gr6undskeeper, Part time
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. .. ........ 3/17-4/12 3/17-4/11 livestock. Senior Citizen. Okay. Salary
3/174/ 1 open. Call 584-9668 leave message.
6 t sue lasrsa ofegar i mi South of Lake 3/22-3/31W0
For Salell Used Dryers have 8 in stock
need to move them all $99.00 each call
Mark at 584-6021
VACATION RENTAL Franklin, N.C.,
sleeps 6, fireplace, cable, near attractions.
Call 223-2627 or 838-0851.
City, FL. 46ac. & 39 ac. $15,000 per ac.
223-2627 or 838-0851
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-
Spacious, Luxury Ranch Home
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Large, modernized country kitchen with wood-burning fireplace
Huge airy sunroom
Beautiful master bedroom with bath suite'
Bright family room adjacent to game room
Detached 2 1/2 car garage
Visit www.ForSaleByOwner.com for details and pictures
Shown by appointment (850) 584-3167 or (229) 551-1633
: 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 !!!!
VACATION RENTALS Cherry Lake 4
bedroom log home sleeps 16, ski, fish,
-,swim, Accommodates 2-3 families,, 20
minutes from Wild Adventures, Call 904-
363-1610. visit us at
www RadioffRetreat com.
For Sale Peacocks, male and female.
We also have wood chips and sawdust., for
sale Call 850-584-4374
For Sale Prom Dress/ Evening Dress/
-Dimnner Dress, size small
3 jet skis on one trailer (ready for water)
$12,000 Call Larry at 838-0139
Fire fox right-handed bow $100, Kawasaki
220 3 wheeler needs minor repair $200,
Electric scooter $100, Gas stove, white,
works good. $95. Please call 584-4473 or
Solid Carved Mahogany plant stand $40,
blue/mauve/teal cream love seat $45,
mauve Lane recliner $25 call 584-2483
1 14' overhead rollaay door $500.
1 8'x10' overhead rollaway door $200.
You take down. Ask for Gary @-352-650-
- Mobile Home RV Park loti for rent $125 per
month, water included. Call 850-567-1523
* House for Rent 3 bed/2 bath $650 month
2 bedroom apartment $400 Call 584-4678
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1; 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
Opportunity Call 850-584-5668 709 W
o l Church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY
- .711. ;
For Rent: Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath
furnished singlewide mobile home in quiet
country neighborhood. $495 month, $300
5 deposit No pets. 371-1366, leave
musaae if no answer '
- For Rent 3 bed/2 bath, 2-story house
located in town $560 rent + last month +
$500 damage deposit No pets. Leave
I message to call back 223-3227.,
Southern Villas of Perry!!
HUD Vouchers accepted.'l and 2 bedroom
H-C cand non-HC accessible apartments.
.-Call 856-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315
Puckett Rd Perry, FL 32347. Equal
Give it a try!
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Vintage metal tc
2 bedroom (one extra large with sitting
area) 1 1/2 bath, large family room with
dinning area. Living room, total electric
with built in appliances. Call, 584-5987
Mobile Home site for rent 3 1/2 acres, $200
month. Call 584-5643 and leave message.
Singlewide 3bd/lbth can be 2/2. All
appliances, washer, dryer, central air, gas
heat. Good condition. $13,000 Call 578-
28x56 D.W. 3 bed/2 bath. Deck on front
and back, shed, Central Heat & Air, ceiling
fans throughout. Call 850-371-0016.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Post Office Box 208
Madison, Florida 32341-0208
Telephone 850-973-2285 .
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is
currently accepting applications for the
following positions: .
(1) A lineman at.the entry-level position.
The position would be based out'of the
Madison office.- However, the individual
will be required to reside in the Monlicello,
Florida,. area. The position will require
outage stand-by during the week and the
weekends as required. All applicants
.must possess a valid Florida CDL Class
(2) A lineman at the entry-level position.
The position would be based out of the
Perry office The individual will be
required to live in ihe Perry. Florida area
Th'e position will require ouiage stand-by
during the week and the weekends as
required. All applicants must possess a
valid Florida CDL Class A license.
(3) An automotive mechanic at the
advanced level position. The position will
be based out of the Madison office. The
applicant must have working knowledge of,
diesel and gasoline engines and hydraulic
systems in addition tc basic automotive
repair and maintenance. The salary will
be based upon experience and training.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an
equal opportunity employer and a drug free
and smoke free work place. Tri-County
Electric Cooperative, Inc., offers a benefit
and retirement package. The closing date
for the accepting applications is March 31,
2006. Applications may be obtained from
Tri-County Electric Cooperativeis offices. -
Applications should be returned to the
attention of Tri-County Electric
Cooperativeis Engineering andOperations
Department. Tri-County Electric
Cooperative reserves the right to reject
any and all applications.
Taylor County. Provide crisis intervention
and domestic/sexual violence counseling
to hotline callers and residents. Assist
residents and their children in,' a
corimunity living environment. Crisis
intervention skills required. Part-time,
every other Weekend and vacation
coverage may require some overnighis.
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 slating
position being applied for to
Refuse House, Inc.
PO Box 20910
Tallahassee FL 32316
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Advent Christian Village
FT bookkeeper position in Finance
Accounting -and some post secondary
education preferred. PC experience
required. Must be detail oriented. Benefits
include health, dental, life, disability, 403b
savings, AFLAC, access to onsite
daycare and fitness facilities. EOE; Drug
Free Workplace, Criminal background
checks required. Apply in 'person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon. thru 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
Experienced housekeeper needed.
Dependable with reliable transportation is
a must. Please apply in person at
Steinhatchee Landing Resort, 203 Ryland
Circle, Steinhatchee, FL 32359. 352-498-
We are looking for self-motivated, hard-
'working carpenters and pallet-rackers for
work in Florida and the South-East. Travel,
a reliable vehicle, and tools a must. You
receive travel time and mileage to jobsite,
per diem, and paid lodging. Pay is based
on experience. Dagasa Fixtures &
Displays is a drug-free workplace. Call
813-832-1101x202. Ask for Dan.
Full-Time Outreach/ Courthouse Advocate
Provide counseling and crisis intervention
to victims of domestic and/or sexual
violence. Assist clients with the injunction
process: Provide community education on
the dynamics of domestic and sexual
violence and facilitate-support groups,
Bachelor's degree in Social Work or
related field 6f,(3) years experience in
short-term counseling, crisis intervention,
and injunction assistance
Nancy Phillips, Business Manager
Refuge House Inc
Saving Lives Building Hope Ending'
P.O. Box 20910
Tallahassee, FL 32316
.800-500-1119 or 681-2111 (24 hour crisis
Pre-school Director needed for church
operation. Degree and referrals necessary.
Call 352-650-8580 ask for Pastor Gary
TAYLOR COUNTY BCC POSITION
Mosquito Control Truck Driver
(seasonal/part time) = $6.49/hr.
Day Camp Counselor temporary/ part
time $6.49 $11.01 (salary depends on
education & experience)
Animal Control Officer $9.31/hr.
Entire job description, requirements and
applicatioancan be obtained from www.tcfl-
libinfo.com or Taylor Employment
Connections, 1702 S. Jefferson Street.
Positions open until filled. EEONP/DT/
background check employer.
Drivers Gotta Move On?
HOGAN VAN offers
98% no touch freight
Home most weekends
Super Benefit package
Start up to $.37 with a
$2,500 sigA on Bonus
EOE Class A 800-444-6042
Part time teller needed. Salary dependent
on experience. Please send resume to
P.O. Box 1787 Perry, FL 32348
Rocky's Convenience Store is opening
soon. Now accepting applications for
cashiers and deli personnel. Call 584-
6555 between 8:30 11:00 a.m. M-F
DIGITAL COURT RECORDER Stale
position available with the Courts of the
Third Judicial Circuit to cover proceedings
using digital audio recording systems and
producing transcripts from the recordings.
Graduation from a standard high school
and two years of secretarial and/or clerical
experience necessary, preferably in the
legal field, Successfully completed.
studies beyond the high school level may
substitute for the required experience on a
year for year basis. .Ability to type 55
correct words per minute. Must be adept in
computer word processing applications,.
Resumes must be received in Court
Administration before March' 30, 2006.
Submit resume with State of Florida;
P.O. Box 1569
Lake City, FL 32056
BADCOCK HOME FURNITURE & MORE is
seeking.a part-time sales person. Working
on Saturday is a must. Apply in person.
1003 S. Jefferson St.
Id Silver Dollars
xrts Memorabilia e
Help Wanted Badcock and More Set up
and delivery. Must be 21 -yrs old License
Required Good Driving Record No phone
calls apply in person. 1003 S. Jefferson
Receptionist/.FPayroll/ Accts.. Payable.
Must be organized, have a friendly/helpful
approach to working with people, and have
'good basic math and computer skills.
Peach Tree computer system experience
a plus. Must be able to calmly deal with
people who are anxious and under stress.
Hours of work normally 9-6 Monday-Friday.
please apply to Amy Carver, Lafayettee
Health Care Center, 512 W. Main St.,
Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.
Priced tn-S ll!
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;"
or a bachelor's degree and two years full:
time or equivalent experience working with
adults experiencing serious mental illness
valid Driver's license. Shift 8 AM 5 PM /
Monday- Friday Salary: $10.75 per hour or
$12.92 OPS Status
Licensed Therapist (#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/
OPS-FEMA Team Leader (#2264)
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
related human services field with one (1)
year of full-time or equivalent related'
professional experience or a Bachelors
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 field and three (3) years of full-
time or equivalent related professional
experience. Clinical Supervision
experience preferred. Shift: variable.
OPS-FEMA Crisis Counselor (#2262)
A bachelor'd degree from an accredited
University or college with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a
related Human services field;:or other \
Bachelor's degree from an accredited
University or college with one (1) year of
full-time or equivalent workor volunteer
experience in a social service, health
care, or related field, shift: variable
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
Buckeye Cafe' looking for experienced
grill cook. Must be able to work evening
,and midnight shift, Apply at Taylor
Employment Connections 1702 S.
Aaron's, with 1,200 stores & GROWING, seeks
high energy Delivery Drivers to join our Team.
*.Great Pay APPLY IN PERSON
* Medical/Dental Plan 1919 W. Tennessee St. I
* Bonus firstname.lastname@example.org Tallahassee, Fl.
+ i: NURSES '
You can have it all...
Competitive salary great benefits, and an
opportunity for professional growth while
doing the work you love.
Home care nurses needed for
Gadsden, Liberty, Madison and Taylor Counties
Great benefit package!
1 year nursing experience required.
Interested candidates can apply in person
or by faxing a resume to (850) 575-6814
EOE/DFWP/ADA Smoke Free Workplace
Well-Established Office Supply
Business For Sale
just walk right in and take over..,as easy as that!
Price includes two city lots, all inventory,
S *I" 1310 S. Jefferson St. in Perry
All this for only $375,000.
Call Jan Fessler @ 386-364-8407
CalI ark So thega d ( 50 58 -6 21 so o g g -~n t
iaM Century zuu uoat, Motor & irailer
21' with 150 Yamaha Saltwater Series motor,
galvanized tandem axle trailer, bimini top, bow
rails, New VHF radio, New AM/FM/CD player,
fresh water washdown, raw water washdown,
Garmin dash mount GPS, 2 livewells with air
pump/fish well, custom leaning post, hydraulic
steering, stainless steel prop, full safety gear,
dive ladder and platform, anchor walk and lock, -
EXCELLENT CONDmON...READYTO FISH
Call Bart @ (352) 498-5781 (days)
(850) 584-8563 eveningss)
Taylor County Sheriff's Office is accepting
applications for two certified Corrections
positions. Some benefits are as follows:
salary $30,000/year, employer paid health,
dental, life, officer's life insurance and
retirement, 12-hr rotating shifts, annual
leave, sick leave and paid holidays. You
may pick up an application at the Sheriffs
Office and for questions contact Danielle
Ellison at 584-4225. The Taylor County
Sheriff's Office is .an Equal Opportunity
Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.
.Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars;, trucks,
tractors, etc. Wanted Izuzu and Toyota
trucks for export. 386-688-3999. .
We are 3 adorable cats, about a year old,
searching for a loving home: Two of us are
calicos and one of us is a gray.Tabby. We
are all very polite and use our litter box.
We have had all our shots and we have
been spayed. Call 584-9107,;,
Cocker Spanial puppies. 10 weeks, with
health certificates. $2501$300 call 352-
B-5 The Taco Tir
March 22, 2006'
MISSING- Cherished Black Lab/ Spaniel
mix lat'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
VW Sand Rail Dune Buggy. Runs good,
lights and brake lights. Lots of fun $1500
1986 Chevy Caprice 4D, Power window,
seats, etc. runs good, new tires $1000.
Price negotiable. 1985 Plymouth Voyoger
Best Offer, and a 1985 Buick Regal T-Top
(blown engine) Best offer. Call 223-2919 if
Let us Spring Clean your Home! Window
and more, Free estimates call 584-2535 or
(cell) 295-0083. References Available.
TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-2027 or
VIOLET HILTON'S CLEANING SERVICEE
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-
F 14L M lT-l
Aaron's, with 1,200 stores & GROWING, seeks high energy
successful Managers & Assistant Managers to join our Team.
Closed Sunday! j6 a
* Great Pay APPLY IN PERSON
* Medical/Dental Plan 1919 W. Tennessee St.
* Bois email@example.com Tallahassee, Fl.
For Sale-1974 Bronco- Runs great/ new
brakes/ needs some body work- Great
Hunting vehicle Sale at $2800.00 Call
1995 Honda Accord LAX, V6, 4-door
Sedan; also 1988 Camaro.350, 4-speed,'
automatic. CALL 584-7722 OR 843-2196
94- Ford Escort 4-door, 4 cyl, 5 speed,,
35mpg., runs good AC. AM/FM $1,800
OBO. Call 584-9640
2Q004 Yamaha 19 ft.. Blue Wave, 90 horse
:power motor. Excellent condition. Needing
pay off, too many kids not enough money.
around $9,000. Great deal!l! Call us @
223-1863 or 584-5085. Ask for Candy or
2001 Blaster. Lots of after market parts.
Runs great. $1800. call 223-1053 or 672-
NEW 10 cubic FT. Pull behind trailers.
Great for yard work, pull behind your
.mower. Have 40 in stock Must Selll!!
$8000 each, Call Mark at 584-6021
I, Todd Knight, will not be responsible for
'any debts other than my own effective
March 15, 2006
Lawn Care & House Cleaning
Licensed and Bonded
S Commercial & Residential.
mowing, weed eating, shrubbery care;
flower beds, general house cleaning, after
..'.party cleaning, and more!
FREE ESTIMATES!!I .
S' (Home) 850-584-8420. .
Excellent Care for your elderly loved one
Over 16 years experience. References
available Call 584-5165 Please leave,.
name and number. '
A+ Blnco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
672-1298. Letty Blanco. Licensed &
METAL 4C A
Whole Sale Transmissions used & rebuilt.
I also buy old transmissions for Cores.
850-843-2904, or 850-584-3193.
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
Dries in 3-4 hours
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955
J.D;'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind,stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
A -2 Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737, -leave message.
The Handyman experts, honest workI
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
Buddy's Pressure washing. Lawn Service
Gutter Roof Cleaning, and lots more. Call
,for free estimates. 223-2342. If no answer
please leave message.
IAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS
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Corn-,rni ,cnerI isI -o.:itinga Seoia o01.1
l ri ..janirciol Serice. if,-, r al: ,,1 CooiJr',l
Cournou; e & Liriaorv
QuOiie,' i lrrt:- r.,r inoi.ijdudois ,eslina i,:
Full line of 3' Wide
accessories in stock Painted
1 Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
S Cut toyour d,7.id lengths Deli" .ry Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
Now Accepting Applications
Sale Clerks (Full-Time &Part-Time)
Deli Food Service Positions (Full-Time & Part-Time)
Sales Associate Cashier Positions
S (Full-Time & Part-Time) ;;
Salary based on experience, benefits offer
included, healthcare; insurance available
Apply in person at any
Waco Food Store
or Ware Oil & Supply
2715 S. Byron Butler Pkwy., Perry, Fl.
provide the required services must
submit their bid package in an
envelope or similar package marked
"Sealed bids for JANITORIAL SERVICES
FOR TAYLOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE &
LIBRARY" to the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson Street,
Suite 102, or P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida
32348, to arrive no later than 4:00 P.M.,
local time, on April 3, 2006. All bids MUST
have the respondent's name and
mailing address clearly shown on the
outside of the envelope or package
when submitted. Bids will be opened
and bidders/respondents announced
at 6:30 P.M. local time, or as soon
thereafter as practical, on April 3, 2006,
in the Taylor County Administrative
Complex, Old Post Office, 201 East
Green Street, Perry, Florida 32347.
Bid documents MUST be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st. Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson St., or P.O. Box 620,
Perry, Florida 32348, (850)838-3506.
The County reserves the right, in its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
all bids, to cancel or withdraw this bid at
any time and waive any Irregularities In
the bid process. The County reserves
the right to award any contracts) to the
bidder/respondent which it deems to
offer the best overall service, therefore,
the County Is not bound to award any
contracts) based on the lowest
quoted price. The County, In Its sole and
absolute discretion, also reserves the
right to waive minor defects In the
process and to accepts the bid
deemed to be In the County's best
interest. The County, In its sole and
absolute discretion, also reserves the
right to assign a local business
preference in an amount of five (5)
percent of the bid price. No faxed bids
will be accepted,
For additional Information contact:
Taylor County Facilities Maintenance
201 East Green Street
Perry, FL 32347
(850)838-3500 ex. 1
By the order of the Board of County .
Commissioners, Taylor County, Florida.
State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
Notice of Draft Permit *
The Department of Environmental
protection gives notice of Its
preparation of a draft permit for Gulf
Breeze Water Reclamation Facility to
Gulf Breeze Partner, LLC, 13410 NW 49th
Lane, Gainesville, FL 32606 to construct
and operate a new 0.039 MGD three-
month average daily flow (TMADF)
permitted capacity activated sludge
membrane bioreactor domestic
wastewater treatment facility (WWTF).
The WWTF consists of two finescreens
(one serves as a backup), one
equalization/anoxic basin, two
membrane bioreactor (MBR) basins,
two chlorine contact basins, and one
aerobic digester. The final effluent Is
reused via a restricted public access
Irrigation system. The residuals are
transported to a DEP-permitted RMF or a
DEP- permitted WWTF for further
treatment and final disposal. The facility
will be located at latitude 29 degrees
40'31"N, longitude 83 degrees 23' 59"W
on SW Corner of 5th Ave. North & 5th St.
West, Steinhatchee, FL 32359 In Taylor
Any Interested person may submit
written comments on the draft permit of
the Department or may submit a written
request' for a public meeting to D. Anh
Vo, P.E., Northeast District Office, 7825
B .3 r. cl :. : W a y :.u t L. Ee :0r j
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accordance with rule 62-620.555 of, the
Florida Administrative Code. The
comments or request for a public
meeting must contain the information
set forth below and must be received in
the Office within 30 days of publication
of this notice. Failure to submit
comments or request a public meeting,
within this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may
have to submit comments or request a
public meeting under Rule 62-620.555,
Florida Administrative Code.
The comments of request for a public
meeting must contain the following
(o)The commenter's name, address,
and telephone number, the applicant's
name and address, the Department
Permit File Number and the county in
which the project is proposed;
(B)A statement of how and when notice
of the Department action or proposed
action was received;
(C) A statement of the facts the
Department should consider in making
the final decision;
(d) A statement of which rules or
statutes require reversal or modification
of the Department action or proposed
(e) If desired, a request that a public
meeting be scheduled including a
statement of the nature of the issues
proposed to be raised at the meeting.
However, the Department may not
always grant a request for a public
meeting. Therefore written comments
should be submitted within 30 days of
publication of this notice, even if a
public meeting Is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled the
public comment period is extended
until the close of the public meeting. If a
public meeting is held any person may
submit oral or written statements and
data at the meeting on the Department
proposed action. As a result of
significant public comment of the
Deportment final action may be
different from the position taken by it in
this draft permit.
The permit application file and
supporting data are available for public
inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at
Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590, Tel. 904-807-
NOTICE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida will hold a public hearing on the
passage of the proposed Ordinance
granting an Economic Development Ad
Valorem Tax Exemption to Lance Mfg,
the public hearing shall be held at the
Board of County Commission Meeting
Room, Taylor County Courthouse Annex,
Old Post Office Building In Perry, Florida,
at the regular board meeting on
Monday, April 3, 2006 at 6:35 P.M. The
title of the proposed ordinance is:
An ordinance granting an Economic
,Development Ad Valorem Tax
exemption to Lance MFG; specifying the
Items exempted; providing an expiration
date for the exemption; finding that the
business meets the requirements of F.S.
196.012; providing for proof of eligibility
for exemption; providing a requirement
for an annual report; providing for
severability; and providing an effective
The proposed ordinance may be
Inspected by the public at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's Office at the Taylor
County Courthouse, Perry, Taylor
County, Florida. ,
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to,
appeal any matter considered at this
public hearing will need a record of the
Shearing eidnemay need-o.ensure, that or
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. ,
Dated this 14th day of March, 2006, by
Annie Mar Murphy, Clerk of the Circuit
Court and Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida.
Let us help you Really, LL
reach your dreams!
Personal Service Specialists
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Fax (850) 223-2037 Cell (386) 590-0848
119 E. Green St. Suite 207-A* Perry.
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Full-Time or Part-Time
Certified Activity Director Full-Time
Risk Manager RN Only, Full-Time, Mon.-Fri.
& Rehabilitation Center
207 Marshall Drive Perry, Fl. 32347
Drug Free Workplace, Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: April 18, 2006
Subject of Hearing: Local Wellness
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TAYLOR
COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
ON THE ABOVE DATE FOR APPROVAL OF
SAID SUBJECT ITEM. THIS HEARING WILL
BE HELD AT THE SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO
ATTEND TO EXPRESS THEIR
OP4NIONS/CONCERNS. THE PUBLIC
HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE
ADMINISTRATIVE .COMPLEX, SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM, 318 North Clark
Street. A copy of this policy may be
obtained from the Superintendent's
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners and The TAYLOR SENIOR
CITIZENS CENTER, INC. Board of
Directors, will hold a joint public hearing,
Monday, April 3, 2006, 7:00 P.M., or as
soon thereafter as possible, to hear a
request for additional funding/ services
for TAYLOR SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER, INC.
The public hearing will be held at the
Taylor County Courthouse Annex 201 E.
Green Street, Old Post Office Complex,
as a part of the regular meeting of the
commission. All members of the public
are welcome to attend. Notice is further
given, pursuant to Florida statutes
286.0105, that any persons deciding to
appeal any matter considered at this
meeting will 'need a record of the
meeting and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Dated this 14th day of March, 2006,
Certified Medical Assistant, Part-Time
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time
Emergency Medical Tech, PRN
Flight Paramedic, PRN
By Annie Moe Murphy,
Clerk of the Circuit Court and Clerk of
the Board of County Commissioies of
Taylor County, Florida.
Coall for Bids PROJECT: Air
Conditioning/Heat Pump/Air Handler at-:
Christ Episcopal Church Monticello,::
Florida. Scope of project Includes _
purchases and Installation of fonc(4):'
complete heating and air conditioning
systems in the .existing church and
removal and disposal of four (4) water:
to air systems located in the ceiling of-
same church to be completed within 90,:
days of award of contact. Boa-i,
Henderson, Project Manager, will.
receive sealed proposals fro.-
LICENSED CONTRACTORS ONLY. Call 850-*'
997-4116 for more information:
concerning document availability. ,-
Documents are available for review at :
the church office, 425 North Cherry, :
Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. BOND.'
REQUIREMENTS: 100% labor and material
payment and performance bond-man
be required from successful bidders at
the Project Manager's option. PREBID':
MEETING: There will be a mandatory
pre-bid meeting conducted at Christ
Episcopal Church, 425 North Cherry:::
Street, Monticello, Florida 32344 on the '-
following date and time: Thursday, 16 B;
March 2006, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. BID
OPENING: Sealed bids shall be received
until 4:00 P.M. EST, and read aloud,
publicly, on the following date and
location: Date: Friday, 7 April 2006. =
Location: Christ Episcopal Church office, '
425 North Cherry Street, Monticello,:=
Florida 32344. The Project Managere-
reserves ,the right to waive anyil
Irregularities and to reject any aad alls-
Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time
Registered Nurse, Full-Time, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time, PRN
Certified Nursina Assistant, PRN -
Home Health: Health Unit Coordinatoi
Social Worker, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time Pharmacy:
Imaging Services: Pharmacy Tech, PRN
Echo Cardiographer, PRN
Drug Free Workplace
Equal O0portunity Employer
OR Tech, Full-Time
, Registered Nurse, Full-Time
Registered Nurse Recovery, Full-Time
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Old News is Good News
Join us in creating a
better world, in which our
precious resources are
preserved and replenished.
We all need to do our part,
and recycling is a great start!
Recycling sites are available at each
roll-off site in the county:
Carlton Cemetery, Shady Grove,
Harrison-Blue, Salem, Stenhatchee,
Blue Springs, Eridu, Hwy. 98 & 14, and Johnson Stripling
Rd. Newspapers can also be taken directly to the county's :
recycling facility on Highway 98 where hours are
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. .
Doctors' Memorial Hospital is now hiring for the positions listed below. Our 48-bed acute care
fa6flity offers a competitive salary and benefits package, retirement plan, and flexible scheduling.
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-0661, E-Mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (850) 584-0866.
B-6 Taco Times March 22, 2006
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Boston Butt Roast
Perry Shopping Center
2020 S. Jefferson St.
Mon.-Th. 8am 8 pm, Fri. & Sat. 8am 9pm, Sun. 8am 6pm
Cash Credit/Debit Cards Checks Food Stamps
Prices good 3/22/06-3/28/06
We reserve the right to limit quantities.
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Fresh Pork Country
Style Ribs Family Pack
Heavy Western Family
Bone ess Beef Pack
Bottom Round Steak
2 0 1 b.
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Fresh Pork Steak
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Bob Evans Sausage
Patties 3 lb.
Sliced Bacon 16 oz.
Assorted Flavors 5.1 I oz.
Potatoes 28 oz.
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Roast Coffee 34.5 oz.
Asst. Flavors 24--8.8 oz.
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Assd. Flavors 14.5 oz.
Deliano's Hot &
Sandwiches 9 oz.
Buttermilk 12 oz.
Cheese 6 oz.
6 pack, 28 oz.
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