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April 26, 2006 ,* Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 17
For reckless driving
Bus driver under investigation
Wondering it it is a good time to
burn your yard trash? Ask Smokey! A
new "tire hazard" safety reminder has
been posted in front of Forest Capital
Park and offers daily reports on tire
for day camps
Local Girl Scout troops are seeking
volunteers to help with a series of day
camps planned May 29 through June
Camps will be open Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"You can volunteer for one day or
for the entire duration of the camps,"
Sandy Jones said. Anyone interested
in supporting the local scouts may call
Eva --McEvy--independent -Lvivg
specialist, will present a program at
the Taylor Senior Citizens Center
about the Florida Institute of
Rehabilitation Education (F.I.R.E.)
which assists individuals who are
visually impaired or blind.
McElvy will discuss the purpose and
organization of the F. I. R. E. program
and phone group, as well as issues.
concerning people who are visually
impaired or blind.
The program is scheduled for today
(Wednesday) at 11 a.m.
For more information about.
services offered by the senior citizens
center, please call 584-4924. The.
center is open Monday through Friday,.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. .
Class of 1986
Taylor County High School Class of,
1986 graduates are reminded that.,
their 20-year reunion will be held the;
weekend of June 24. Anyone planning,
to attend is asked to respond by May
20. Please call 584-9418.
AMVETS Post 20 is holding a raffle'
drive for a 10-foot bass boat, complete}
with a three and one-half foot Yamaha
motor and two rods and reels. Tickets:
are available for a $3 donation or two
tickets for $5 from any AMVETS;
member as well as the following.
businesses: Michelle's Bullpen, Buck's,
':Perry Package, Keaton Beach Bar,.
-Keaton Beach Marina and Captainr
Crusty's Pizza. The drawing will be.i
held June 30.
The City of Perry will conduct its;
periodic aquatic weed control spray
the week of May 1.
A contractor will spray local creeks',
to keep vegetation under control
Livirln ...age A,-4
Sports...page A-6 -;,
CQmrnrunity...page. 3 r1
Edit orial...pa e B-2 ., ,:"
.Clhssifieds:'..page B-6 -"
-, 1 .- l .' ,
.- substituite bus dri er was
relieved of her duties last 'eek,
aiter school officials senin two
bu'e.s to lop her bus unload the
c l-1 die n f i alternative
trjranportait:.ri home, and tike the
Aciordlirn r.o Director of
Transportation L.-rr, I -endry,
se eral calls v ere received
\Vednesdja\ aftemoon iiomn parents
and communii', members ho said
.a schooll bus o' t[lie north ..ide of
the co ntii '.'..is being driven
erraitical a .ind lnait sometrinli was
p.,s nibl. racing.
Latv enfoiceinenl i .a< called out,
The Taj \or Couni Con-tnis-.ion
decided in an emergency. session
last .\eek to meet as ai board ,.ith
represenitaties from the Florida
Department of Comrniunit. Affairs
i DCA to discuss the department's
recent decision to find part ot the
couni's corprethensi\te plan "not
In at letter d.ed April 11. Valerie
Hubbard, director of the Di\ ision
-- of Community Planning. said to
Commission Chairman Daryll
Gunter. '\\e are interested in
meeting, 'ut h \,ou and \our staff at
\our convenience for the purpose
of developing an acceptable
solution to the not-in-comphance
The issue w as raised at the April
IS regular meeting and the
commission decided to hold the
emer2ericn session the follow ing
da. to determine its reaction
The problem has arisen trom a
disagreement between DCA and
the count\ o\er differing
interpretations about allowable
building densities on land
designated "coastal high hard
areas" iCHHAi in the comp plan.
"This has been ongoing for a
number of \ears." said Danny
Grnner ith the Ta\ lor County
It is the counts position that the
current wording in the comp plan
allov s for 20( units per acre in the
Please see page 2
but by the time the bus' location
was giveri, it had already
proceeded further down the route.
Additional calls were received,
said Hendry, so an administrative
decision was made to divert two
other drivers who were in the area
to find and stop the bus.
Before the two other drivers
could locate and stop the bus, the
driver had backed into a fence,
breaking "a couple" of fence posts.
Students also reported that the
driver, at one point, stopped and
relieved herself on the side of the
"The bus was located and the
remaining students were placed on
As the Taylor County Sports Complex draws ever closer to the completion of Phase 1
construction, more and more of the project is coming to fruition. The parking lots, drives and
turn-offs have been paved. Fences have been erected around the facility and the highway
shoulders have been re-sodded with grass. Fields have been planted with grass sprigs and the
sprinklers are giving them daily showers to protect them from the rising Spring temperatures.
County officials are already working on grants for Phase 2 of the complex.
For District 2 seat
Parker files candidacy notice
Louis "Sonny" Parker Jr. has
filed a notice of candidacy with the
.elections office for the county
commissioner district 2 seat being
vacated by Daryll Gunter.
Running on a Republican ticket,.
Parker will face Democratic
candidate Mark D. Wiggins at the
Parker will seek to qualify for
the ballot by the alternative
(petition method) and must collect
18 voter signatures--representing
one percent of the total registered
voters in the district.
Prospective candidates have
until June 19 (noon) to pick up
petitions from the elections office
'in order to qualify by the
Voters go the polls Tuesday,
Sept. 5, for the Primary Election;
the Ileneral Election will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Voter 'registration books for the
Primary Election close Aug. 7.
Books for the General Election
close Oct. 10.
Requests for absentee ballots are
currently being accepted by the
elections office; anyone wishing to
receive an absentee ballot by mail
may call 838-3515.
Touch screen voting will also be
offered during the 2006 election.
Terminals will be set up at
Supervisor of Elections Molly H.
Lilliott's courthouse office and at
Early voting will also be offered
this year, with ballots available two
weeks prior to each election.To
request a ballot by mail, please call
Additional information can
be found on-line at
the alternative bus for their ride
home," Hendry said. "The driver
was taken to Doctors' Memorial
Hospital for substance testing, as is
board policy. We're not accusing
her of anything, but we felt that
circumstances warranted the
School officials said Tuesday
(yesterday) that the driver has
worked in the Taylor school system
for a "long, long time," and "has
always been very good driver."
Hendry said another driver with
much experience has taken
over the route and "is doing
A drama unfolded in the back.-
parking lot of the Taylor County
Courthouse Friday and played outt-
like a scene in a movie, complete
with an escaped prisoner and
officers, with, their guns drawn'
during the re-capture.
The whole scenario began, when
a Hudson (Fla.) man, Scott Lee.
Phillips, 20, was spotted by Perry
Police Department Ptl. Wesley
Coo6er, speeding on Hwy. 19
south, just after midnight.
,Phillips attempted to flee from
Cooper, reaching speeds nearing
"As the vehicle reached the
intersection of U.S. Hwy. 19 north
and Saxon Street, it traveled into
the median for about 150 feet ,"
said Cooper. "While traveling.
the median, the vehicle struck a
tree and began to spin out of
control, crossing the southbound
lane of traffic.
"The vehicle then struck a large
pile of dirt and became airborne,
traveling some 50 feet through the
air, before coming to a final rest
between a semi trailer and a large
metal pipe," Cooper added;
"As I approached the scene of
the crash and called into dispatch.
where the crash occurred, I saw the
driver of the vehicle exit the rear
'passenger window and attempt to
run from the scene," he said.
Cooper added that as he began
to give chase, Phillips ran into the
large metal pipe. He was tf. n
apprehended and taken to Doctois'
Memorial Hospital where hie
received over 40 stitches to his
During a subsequent interview,
"* Please see page 2:
The Newman family of Taylor County was named "Outstanding Neighboring County Volunteer"
at the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) campaign,finale held recently in Tallahassee. Some
40 UWBB certified agencies werqSMesent at the finale, where it was announced UWBB surpassed
Its goal with a total of $6,666,942'-a record for the region. Pictured above with United Way
Community Representative Glenda Hamby, right, are Randy and Deidra. Newman with Emily and
Jayse. Not pictured is Teresa Newman, who shared co-chair honors-; The Newmans spearheaded
the 2005-06 United Wa-y campaign in Taylor County, which raised more thah $188,000'
Scores for the writing segment of FCAT are in and while scoring
percentages district-wide are below state averages, several improvements
were seen with continued gains over last year's scores.
The writing portion of the test was taken by 4th, 8th and 10th graders,
who wrote expository, narrative or persuasive essays.
Tenth graders at Taylor County High School scoring 3.5 or above
represented 69 percent of the class, a two percent drop from the three
previous years. The state average for that grade is 78 percent.
Taylor County Middle School eighth graders scored an 80 percent
average, up a full 10 percentage points over last year and a 27 percent
increase over two years ago.
The state average for eighth graders is 83 percent.
Fourth graders at Taylor County Elementary School scored 65 percent,
a two percent drop from the 2005 percentage score of 67, but 28.
percentage points over 2004.
Statewide, fourth graders scored at 76 percent.
"We're not where we want to be yet," said Superintendent of Schools
Oscar Howard Jr., "but we have been seeing improvements and that's the
direction we want to go in.
"I want to, again, commend the students, teachers and parents for the
hard work they have put forth during the Florida Comprehensive
.sk-es sment Test i FCAT.i.
"The rest of the scores should be in soon and I'm sure they'll reflect,all
the hard work-that's been invested," Howard added.
A-2 The Taco Times April 26, 2006
'County has the
right to home-rule
Continued from page 1
CHHA if water and sewer service
DCA has pointed out that while
the comp plan does state this in the
section concerning mixed-use
urban, the line concerning water
and sewer is not included in the
section on CHHA.
The CHHA section states that if
water service is available, the
-density limit is four units per
In DCA's "Statement of Intent"
to find the comprehensive plan
amendment not in compliance, the
department said, "The county
increased the development
.potential within the CHHA."
It is the county's view that this
d%'as not an increase, according to
i:Continued from page 1
Phillips told Cooper that he had no
dn'.er.' license or identification,
but that his name was John Cristor.
When Cooper checked the
-vehicle's identification, he learned
..it was stolen from Pinellas County.
"While looking through the
van's contents, I found several
letters which were addressed to
.Phillips." Cooper said
: The officer ihan ran Phillips'
. name through the :-Driver.- and-
'..Vehicle Infirmation Database..
iD.A V.I.D.) and was able to
-Tetneve a photo, which matched.
':. Phillips was taken to the county
.iJail -'here he was charged with
grand theft, aggravated fleeing and
di'attempting to elude, reckless
Driving with property damage,
.resisting arrest without violence,
"'theft, giving a false name to a law
'enforcement -officer, VOP
^(possession of cocaine), and a hold
.for Pinellas County.
Later that day, around noon,
-officers with Taylor County
tSheriff's Office escorted 12
.prisoners from the Taylor County
Jail for their first appearance
_before County Judge Stephen
'"Buddy" Murphy, when Phillips
darted away from them, jumping
into a Chevy Blazer parked
nearb\ and locking himself
The officers quickly called for
help and placed the other prisoners
.'inside the jail transport van.
.., Numerous officers from PPD
?and TCSO converged on the scene,
'placing their cars so Phillips could
The SUV's owner was located in
a downtown restaurant where she
works and told officers the truck
-would not crank without' hot-
,wiring it, as the ignition was.
In the meantime, officers had the
SBlazer surrounded, with guns
'drawn, when TCSO Lt. Auidie'
zTowles instructed officers to get
:some "Clear Out" (a .spray used
by law enforcement to make
someone "clear out" of a
The spray was used and Phillips
opened the door and was taken
SAlthough the suspect was cuffed
..w ith his hands behind his back,
once he was placed in PPD Sgt.
SDodd Franklin's patrol car, he
., maneuvered his-arms so that his
:.cuffed hands were in front. At that .
point, he then began kicking the
car's back window.
:" Officers removed Phillips from
Sthe car, re-cuffed him in the back
.and hobbled him so he was
S. Once at the county jail, Phillips
.:became combative toward officers
.attempting to place him in a
holding cell, kicking and striking
Stwo of them.
A TAZER (electronic stun
,:device) was used on Phillips,
who had. additional charges of
escape, grand theft auto and
battery on law enforcement
officers levied on him.
At Wednesday's meeting,
County Attorney Conrad Bishop
recommended the commission
have him call DCA Assistant
General Counsel Kelly Martinson-
-mentioned in Hubbard's letter--
and tell her the county was
interested in sitting down and
Commissioner Jack Brown
suggested filing for mediation at
the same time Bishop was talking
to Martinson to make sure the
county meets the required
deadlines for requests.
"When I talk to her I will see if
she will stop the clock," Bishop
"We need to try to educate
them," Brown said. "Tell them this
was the original intent. Tell them
this was how it was written. Tell
them we have the right to home-
At first it was suggested that
Commission Chairman Daryll
Gunter and Bishop' talk with DCA
accompanied by one or more of the
original authors of the county's
As discussions continued,
however, Brown offered a motion
for the board to meet as a whole
with. DCA. Commissioner Clay
Bethea seconded and the measure
"DCA are the ones who
approved our comp plan. We have
operated under it for 14 years and
now they want to change it,"
Mike Vernese of Ugly Boats, left, thanked Roger Brooks of Citizens Bank of Perry "for all that
he and the bank have done to help us get moved into town, and up and running."
Custom boat builders
'Ugly Boats' moves to Taylor
While hunting opportunities
initially attracted the Vernese
family to North Florida, the"
availability of prime industrial
property cemented their desire to
relocate to Taylor County.
The family business, Ugly
Boats, is now nearing full
production at its new
manufacturing facility near the
intersection of Highway 19 South
and Carlton Cemetery Road.
"We have always lived in south
Florida, but started coming up here
about two years ago to go hunting.
We started looking at property
here, found a piece of industrial
property for sale, bought it and
started moving in February of this
year," Michael Vernese said.
His father, Mike, is owner of the
business, which has been in
operation for more than 10 years.
Prior to the boat building venture,
'the family specialized in
manufacturing fiberglass trailers.
"Ugly Boats was the name first
used for our line of smaller boats
and we have Vemese Custom Boat
Works for our larger series.
However, people had a hard time
remembering our name, so we kept
'ugly' as the title for both lines,"
The company extended thanks to
Citizens Bank for its assistance in
making the move to Perry.
"We've had a great reception
from everyone here and really
appreciate it," Vemese said.
The number of boats generated
by the company varies year-to-year
and their line ranges from 15-foot
crafts to 42-foot sport fishing
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for April 29
On Saturday, April 29,
Congressman Allen Boyd will host
his annual Military Academy Day.
High school freshmen,
sophomores and juniors who are
interested in attending one of the
U.S. military academies are
encouraged to attend. As part of
the application process, students
are required to have a
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The event will give interested
students and parents an
opportunity to learn more about
military academies, requirements
for admission and the appointment
process. The event is free and
open to the public.
Congressman Boyd and
members of his staff will be joined
by representatives from four
service academies: U.S. Military
Academy (West Point), Naval
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Merchant Marine Academy.
Representatives frpm the ROTC
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A-3 The Taco Times April 26, 2006
At NFCC ceremony
JE Taylor students honored
In an auditorium filled with
family and friends, North Florida
Community College paid tribute to
outstanding students for the 2005-
06 academic year at the annual
Honors Night Convocation April
NFCC honored Perry residents
Kristy Davis, education award;
Melissa Mims, literature award;
and Rachel White, women's fast-
pitch softball defensive player
Chemistry instructor Terry
Zimmerman was named Liberal
Studies Instructor of the Year and
Meghan Harris was named Liberal
Studies Student of the Year.
Taylor County students selected
Tandy Allen stands next to his 1947 Ercoupe after refueling and before attempting to take off
from Perry-Foley Airport.
Pilot helps 'air brother'
at Perry-Foley Airport
for "Who's Who Among Students
in American Junior Colleges"
were: Mark Crowley, Melissa
Freeman, Christina Gant, Thelma
Island, Marlow Lauterbach,
Kimela Lundy, Melissa Lynn,
Ashley McNutt, Melissa Mims,
Lana Norberg, Laurie Shaw, Erin
Sparkman, Laurel Stewart, Barbara
Weaver and Joshua Winters.
Zimmerman, who joined the
NFCC faculty in 2002, holds a B.S.
in chemistry from Youngstown
State University and a M.S.Ed.
from Florida State University. He
taught chemistry and
environmental science at Taylor
County High School from 1988-
2002. Zimmerman is sponsor of
the NFCC Sentinel Rocket Club
and was among faculty who helped
in the design of the new science
complex now being built at NFCG.
He led the Governor's Summe
Science Institutes on North Florida
Water Quality in 2004 and 2005.
Zimmerman and his wife, Carol, a4
instructor at Tallahassee
Community College, reside iin
President Morris G. Steen Jr. and
Vice President Doug Brown
officiated. Robed in academic
regalia, members of the NFCC
faculty and staff announced award
recipients as Steen -presentea
plaques and certificates t6
In a case of strangers helping
strangers, two Taylor County
residents helped a pilot in trouble
avert a potentially disastrous
Tandy Allen of Kansas was
returning from Sun 'n Fun in
Lakeland when he landed his 1946.
Ercoupe at the Perry-Foley Airport
April 5 because he was
experiencing problems with his
He worked on the brakes and
then, hoping that giving them time
to cool off would help the problem,
he then went to lunch with Airport
Manager Tommie Stanaland.
Upon returning and refueling,
Allen taxied out to the runway and
started to take off, Stanaland said.
When he had traveled some 500
feet, however, his brakes seized
and he found himself stranded in
the middle of the runway.
Local pilot Luther Turner was
refueling his plane when he heard
the radio traffic. He taxied his
plane out to the stranded Allen as
Stanaland drove to meet
- They needed to get the plane off
the runway before any other traffic
The days leading up to Sun 'n
Fun event are the busiest days of
the year for the airport. This year
Stanaland estimated some 80-100
planes daily were landing during
Turner was able to help Allen fix
his brakes allowing them to taxi his
plane back off the runway.
"I didn't know him, but I knew
he was stranded. I had to help
him," Turner said.
. "He was in really big trouble,
there was a lot of traffic and he
Working together, they found
that the Ercoupe's emergency
brake was inadvertently locking
"We were able to release them.
That got him to where he could taxi
out and take off."
Allen had 761 miles remaining
in his trip back to Kansas, and
Stanaland received an e-mail the
next day saying he had returned
safely. He also sent letters of
thanks to Stanaland and Turner.
"For some reason unknown to
me, the fraternity of .pilots in
helping one another seems to be
country wide," Allen said in his
"Most pilots are very friendly,
very honest and very helpful
people," Stanaland added.
nfo on AS?
Adults with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) display a. unique pattern of
strengths and weaknesses, and these difficulties will be addressed during
an informal evening at the FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. A panel of adults (ages 18-60) will share
their experiences, and entertain questions. The cost is free. For more
information, please contact Renee English at (850) 488-4070.
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Taylor students receiving NFCC honors: (1-r) Melissa Freeman, Christina Gant, Marlow
Lauterbach, Melissa Lynn, Barbara Weaver, Melissa Mims and Laurie Shaw.
effective Monday, May 1
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In Honor of
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April 23 April 28
We would like to take this opportunity to
thank each volunteer who gives their time,
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Quality skilled nursing services 24 hours a day
Comprehensive rehabilitation services
-m Short-term "return to home" stays
Long-term elder care services
Commitment to superior customer services
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Crouse, English will
marry in September
Karen Smyrnios and David Crouse of Perry announce the engagement
of their daughter, Gena Anna-Marie Crouse, to Jamie Waylon English,
the son of Wayne and Bonnie English of Perry.
A 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School, the bride-elect earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in human sciences from Florida State
University this year, specializing in maternal care and child development.
She is the granddaughter of Ann and Gene Taylor, and Bill and Sue
Wilson, all of Perry.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Taylor County High
School, now employed with Foley Spotting Services in Perry.
His grandparents are Hamp and lona Walker of Shady Grove, and the
late G.W. and Blannie English.
A September 30, 2006, wedding is planned by the couple. Formal
invitations will be issued.
A-4 The Taco Times April 26, 2006
Kevin Anthony Johnson, Terra Marie Ratliff
Ratliff, Johnson to wed
in June 17th ceremony
Glenn and Betty Ratliff of Perry announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Terra Marie, to Kevin Anthony
Johnson, the son of Curtis and Windell Johnson of Perry.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Polly and Chuck Kincaid of
Perry, Troy and Mary Thompson of Mayo, Buster and Delores Ratliff of
Perry, the late Shirley Ratliff, Eunice Israel of Perry and the late Johnnie
Miss Ratliff graduated from.Taylor County Iligh School in 1998 and
then attended North Florida Community College. She is now employed
as an ophthalmic assistant with Nature Coast Eyecare Institute.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Jesse Pitts of Perry and the late
Lottie Pitts, the late Noah Johnson of Grandridge, and the late Edna
Squires of Port St. Joe.
He graduated from Taylor County High School in 1999 and is
employed with Fru-Con Construction Corporation.
Their wedding will take place at 6 p.m. on June 17, 2006, in the First
Presbyterian Church in Perry. No local invitations will be sent but all
friends and relatives of the couple are invited. '
Jaret Macon Fuller
John and Niki Fuller announce
the birth of their son, Jaret
Macon, on April 14, 2006, in
Capital Regional Medical Center
in Tallahassee. The new arrival
weighed 8 pounds and was 21
". Maternal grandparents are Allen
and Gloria Johnson of Mayo.
Paternal grandparents are John
and 1etsy Fuller of Perry.
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Mon, Fri. 9- 5
Evenings by appt. Sat. 10- 2
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The 139th Hendry Family.
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April 30, in the Parish Hall of
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to Sunday's tea which begins
promptly at 2 p.m. with President
Amy Knowles announcing the
2006 award recipient.
Previous award recipients will
be guests of honor and recognized
during the presentation.
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for district title
The Taylor County High
baseball team was slated to battle
for the district title this week in
Jasper after closing out their
regular season last week with two
wins over state ranked teams.
The Bulldogs defeated Class
2A, number 10 Mayo (14-3) on
Tuesday then number 6, 4A
Wakulla (19-3) on Thursday by a
Thursday's win over Wakulla
put Taylor County at 15-10 for
the season (6-0 in district). The
'Dogs were slated to take their
number oqe seed into Tuesday's
district tourney to face 4th-seeded
Madison at 4 p.m. Second seed
Florida High was slated to take on
3rd seeded Hamilton County in the
The winners of Tuesday's games
will face off Thursday at 7 p.m.
for the district title. Both of
Tuesday's winners will advance to
the first round of the state
playoffs, with the district champ
getting the home field advantage.
The Bulldogs, under first-year
Coach Kelly Armstrong, have
ridden steady pitching and an
improving offense over the second
half of the season. They are 11-3
.in their last 14 games after getting
off to a not so impressive start.
Against Wakulla, Taylor
County scored in each of the first
four innings to take a 6-0 lead as
starting pitcher Brandon Mock (6-
2) kept the War Eagles at bay
through six innings, striking out
Wakulla's lone runs of the
evening came in the seventh when
three Taylor County errors allowed
four unearned runs to cross the
'The Bulldogs busted Wakulla's
pitching for nine hits. Josiah
Anderson led the way going 2-4
with two runs scored. Drew Mock
had a solo homerun in a 1-3 effort
and Daniel Joiner went 1-3 and
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K 1 3 make All-Area
Krystle I owles (left) ana raiie cooper
Drawing for $10,0000
is postponed until July
Ii l1 M1
A, reverse drawing for $10,000
with proceeds benefiting the
Taylor County High Athletic
Program has been delayed until the
end of July.
The drawing, originally
scheduled to be held this week, is
a fundraising event designed to
benefit all sports at the high
school, TCHS Athletic Director
Price Harris said.
Harris said those who have
already purchased tickets should
hold onto them for the July
Others may purchase the $100
tickets by contacting any coach or
Harris at 838-2525, ext. 6.
Two advance to state track meet
Tay:or Counts High irack t iam
members Tambrika Flowlers nd
Trade an Whesel quahlfied for ihe
state track meet last i\eek with
strong performances in the
regional meet at Jackson',illc-
Flovers placed first in the high
jump uith a leap of 5-4 ~ hilc
Whetsel placed second 122.11
seconds m the 200 meter dash.
Flow ers' height wvas four inches
b. ove. her nex~c ,. mpeilp .. .... .
should put her in good siandini
for the state 2A meet this Saturda',
at Wolfson High School in
Jacksonville, according to Coach
7 Ed Harvey.
The Taylor County senior also
participated in the 100 and 200
Whetsel, a junior, did not
qualify for the 100 meters due to a
false start but did improve his
time in the finals of the 200
meters, finishing just 17/100ths
of a second behind the first place
Other members of the Bulldog'
-track team participating in the
regionals included: Russell Smith,
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10th in the 1600 meter run
(5:17.90) and 15th in the 800
meter run (2:18.11); Joshua
Wallis, 12th in the 400 meters
(54.57) and 14th in the high jump
Smith and Wallis also competed
in the pole vault along with
William Wright. Roderick Wilson
participated in the 110 meter
, hurdles and Chelsea Sparrow
entered the 300 ineter hurdles..
i As:'a team, 'the TCHS girls
placed 14th out of 23 teams
competing while the boys were
.20th put of 25 squads
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Three (3) vacancies on the Board of Directors
will occur on May 31, 2006.
The Board of Directors is now
Accepting applications to fill these 'vacancies.
The applicants must be 18 years old or older
The applicant should:
Be a resident of Taylor County
Be willing to spend up to 8-hours.per
month for meetings and workshops
Be willing to attend all board meetings
Be willing to attend tw6 weekend
strategic planning sessions per year
Applications may be obtained at the Clerk of Courts
Office in the Taylor County Courthouse or in the
administrative office at Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(333 N. Byron Butler Pkwy.). Completed
applications must be returned to-the Clerk's Office
or the hospital by 5 p.m. on May 10, 2006.
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after that time,
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Court or DMH Administration by 5 p.m. on May 10, 2006.
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rls soccer team
Taylor County High girls' recently retired after 13 years with
cam members have been the program, said it was an honor
to the Gainesville to have the girls recognized.
Il-Area Team. "We've worked hard to get our
Towles and Katie Cooper girls soccer program to the level
ected to the first team and we're at now, and this recognition
antrell made honorable validates that others recognize it
too," Puhl said.
io helped lead the Lady The coach said the three girls,
s (14-8) to the district title plus his entire squad, worked very
f season as well as the hard to accomplish what they did
ional semi-finals, this past season.
-s, a senior midfielder, "Coach (Doug) Cantrell and I
8 goals and had 18 assists will miss coaching and being a
r. Cooper, who is only a part of the program next year but
)re, booted 39 goals while with the talent and direction
g 9 assists. Cantrell was they're heading, they'll have many
with 9 goals and 15 more district championships, state
playoff successes and accolades to
Dg Coach Kerry Puhl, who come," Puhl said.
15th annual Optimist
fishing tourney May 6
The Perry Optimist Club's 15th
annual Saltwater Fishing
Tournament is set for Saturday,
May 6, with more than. $10,000
in cash and prizes.
The tournament is held from
Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee,
and, includes a drawing for a 16-
foot Carolina Skiff with a 25 h.p.
Yamaha motor and trailer.
Two top cash prizes of $1000
for both grouper and trout will be
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New Home holds 'Gym Jam' Friday night
Come for music, games, food, friends
New Home Baptist Church will hold a Gym Jam on Friday from 7 until
10 p.m. for grades 7-12. Games, food and music are promised, with adult
Students will be required to stay inside the building for the Gym Jam or
asked to leave the church property. "There will be no coming and going,"
"Good manners and language will be tolerated."
Christian men's retreat slated this weekend
Faith Baptist Church, along with Charity Baptist Church and First
Baptist Church of Steinhatchee, will sponsor an overnight retreat for men
and boys (13 and up) on April 28 and 29 at Cedar Island. (Boys under the
age of 13 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.)
The weekend will include water sports, fishing, fellowship and
devotions. Interested persons are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag and
personal items. All food will be provided at no cost.
Two departure times are slated from Faith Baptist Church on North U.S.
19: one at 5 p.m. Friday and another at 7 p.m.
For questions, please contact Pastor Paul Nawlin at 584-2980.
Lamont Baptist holds open house
Lamont Baptist Church will dedicate its new sanctuary Sunday with an
Open House Sunday to showcase the facility. Festivities get underway at
2 p.m. and Taylor residents "are personally invited to attend," said Gerry
Bailey, publicity chairman for the event. "The Taylor Baptist Association
contributed more than $11,000 to our building fund and we certainly
appreciate their generosity."
John Dorman, a resident of Perry, is currently serving as interim pastor.
He joins the congregation in extending a cordial invitation "to help us
celebrate this joyous occasion."
Contemporary worship begins Sunday
First United Methodist Church will begin a new contemporary worship
service this Sunday, April 30, at 8:30 a.m.
This service each Sunday will be casual and will feature "lively music."
A nursery will be provided for children 5 years old and younger.
"Children of all ages are welcome in this worship service," said Matt
Wallis, pastor of the church.
"Come join us for a wonderful new worship experience!"
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Roy Claude Hunter
Roy Claude Hunter, 78, a native
and lifelong resident of Perry, died
April 23, 2006, in Perry.
He was a protestant and a
member of Woodmen of the World.
He worked at Martin Electronics
before his retirement.
Survivors include: one sister,
Mary Helen Connell of Defuniak
Springs; a sister-in-law, Margee
Hunter of Perry; and two nephews,
Clinton Connell of Manchester,
Ga., and Lamar Hunter of Perry.
.' He was preceded in death by his
parents, Roy and Thetus Hunter;
.two brothers, Fred Hunter and
Toby Hunter; and a nephew,
Graveside services were held
Tuesday, April 25, at Woodlawn
Cemetery with Dennis Nobles
Family' members received
friends Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.
'at Joe P. Bums Funeral Home,
:which was in charge of
Thomas E. McRae Sr.
Thomas E. McRae Sr., 90, a
retired educator, Adied April 20,
2006, after an extended illness.
Mr. McRae retired after 24 years
working as a high school principal
in several Florida counties. After
moving to Georgia, he worked as a
purchasing agent for the Grady
County School system for 14
years. A member of the Georgia
Retired Teachers Association, Mr.
McRae also helped organize and
was a past president of the Cairo
Golden K Club. A veteran of World
War II, he was a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include: his wife of 22
years, Alice Louise McRae of
Cairo, Ga., his children, Thomas E.
McRae Jr. of Tallahassee and Mary
Ann Evans of Leander, Texas; two
grandchildren; and seven great
Graveside services were held
Friday, April 22, at Greenwood
Cemetery in Cairo with the Rev.
Charles M. Bennett officiating.
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Open house to showcase new church
Continued from page 7
First Assembly says 'good-bye' to interim pastor
On Sunday, April 30, First Assembly of God will offer "a loving
farewell" to interim pastor. Kenneth Sullivan, his wife Yvonne.
A covered dish fellowship will follow the morning service.
On May 1, the church welcomes the Rev. David Stephens as pastor,
along with his wife, Kim, and their three children: Max, 15, Rebecca, 17,
and Amber. 19, who is currently attending South Eastern University in
"We extend an invitation to our community to join us on this special
Women's Ministry presents 'Veiled Blessings'
Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship will present a morning workshop, "Veiled
Blessings," led by Jamie L. Newberry, on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m.
until 12 noon.
Registration is free, but interested persons should register in advance by
calling 584-5441. A nursery will be provided for ages 5 and under, and
Union to convene April 28
By B.D. WILLIAMS
The Ministers and
Superintendents Union of Taylor
County will convene at New
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church,
where the Rev. R. Knight is pastor,
with the local program by the host
church beginning Friday, April 28
at 7 p.m. The business of the union
will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. and
continue through Saturday
afternoon. A city-wide invitation is
extended throughout the entire
session. Come and enjoy
Eddie Lee Williams of North
Carolina and wife spent a few days
here last week visiting Mrs.
Williams' mother and family. Mr.
Williams also had a long enjoyable
visit with Mrs. B.D. Williams who
was'~ck but is feeling some better.
Say a-prayer for the sick and shut-in.
Early Tuesday morning, April
18, Mrs. B.D. Williams received a
telephone call that Mrs. Reletha
Watson had-passed in a Gainesville
hospital Tuesday morning. The
-funeral service will be at 11 'a.m.
Saturday, April 29, in Chest Nut
Funeral Home Parlor in
"Another soldier is gone to get a
great re'. .ird. she fought the fight,
she kept the faith, now she is gone
home to live with God." Farewell,
, The Clock of Life is wound but
once, and no man has the power to
tell just when the hands will stop.
At late or early hour. Now is the
only time you own.
refreshments will be provided for all. A love offering will be taken.
The church is located at 920 Courtney Road.
Pastor's anniversary celebrated
Temple of God Baptist Church will hold its pastor's anniversary on
Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m. The services will be led by Glorious Rain
Church of God of Prophecy and Pastor Byron C. Hughes. Dinner will be
served. Everyone is invited.
"Why is there evil if God is all powerful?"
First United Methodist Church invites members of the community to
participate in a sermon series entitled, "Most Frequently Asked Questions."
Pastor Matt Wallis notes, "If you've ever asked one of these questions but
didn't get a reasonable answer, now is your chance."
Sunday's sermons will address the question, "Why is there evil if God is
all loving and powerful?" Sermons will be presented during the 8:30 a.m.
contemporary worship service, as well as the 10:55 a.m. traditional service.
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B-1 The Taco Times April 26, 2006:
JROTC will compete at
f national championships
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Paving the way
PACE International Union Local 3-1192 gave $1,000 to the Taylor County High School
Academic Team to help pay their way to the NAQT National Tournament June 2-3 in Chicago, Ill.
Above, Jimmy Robertson (third from feft) from the union hands the check to Coach Mark Viola.
Joining them are team members (from I to r) Nafees Khan, Tim Machula, Jordan Robertson,
Megan Perry and Natalie York. The team leaves today (Wednesday),for the Commissioner's
Academic Challenge to be held at Dis'ney World in Orlando. The state-wide tournament is one of
the largest academic competitions in Florida.
Rotary, Kiwanis sign on for academic showdown
Let's get ready to ill be presented to the top .two
rumble....three teams hate signed teams as %well as the highest
on to step into the ring and battle scoring individual players. The
it out in the first Taylor County- entry .-',ee is $200 per
Celebrity Academic Sho%%down. team.
The Perry Kiwanis Club and "We hope this will be a fun
Rotary Club will go head-to-head time for the players and a chance
i el Ifl min the competition, slated for the community to see just
Celerit yIThursday, May 11, at 6 p.m. A %\hat the kids go through during
third team fielded by Mayor academic .competition," Coach
A ade tmi Emily Ketring and family \will Mark Viola said.
d /m h-' also compete. Proceeds from the tournament
A-.' e The competition will host a will go to6 help the team travel to -
lA i iA total of eight teams in the the NAQT national tournament
shoI\dodn. Area businesses and June 2-3 in Chicago, 111. .
Civic groups are invited to form For more.' information, call
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Members of Taylor County' High
School's JROTC Male Color
Guard team will compete at the
2006 National High School Drill
Team Championships May 5-7 in
"This will be our first trip to
nationals. Our male color guard
team earned third place honors at
the state qualifying meet and
secured a spot at national
competition," Sgt. Major Eddie
Smith of the Bulldog Battalion
The competing cadets include
(commander) Seth Mardis, Justin
Mrotz, William Wright and Travis
Celebrating its 24th year, "The
Nationals," as the competition has
become known, will host more
than 145 schools and 4,000 cadets
-attending from 30 states as well as
units from Puerto Rico.
Less than five percent of the-'
thousands of JROTC units."
nationally are accepted to compete
at the championships.
Color Guard, Regulation Drill,
Unit Inspection and, Exhibition
Drill competitions will all
be segments of this national
JROTC will have a chicken
dinner fund-raiser for the team
Saturday, April 29, at Wal-Mart.
Tickets ($5 each) can be purchased
from any JROTC cadet.
Dinners will be served from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Roberts 'makes the case
for public defender's office
By MARK VIOLA
Public Defender Dennis Roberts
\% as the guestI speaker at the April
11 meeting of the Perry Rotary
Roberts spoke about his office
and the role public defenders play
in Florida's criminal justice system.
'Public defenders serve people
who can't afford counsel," Roberts
said. estimating that some 90
percent of those charged with a
crime are appointed a public
Before the 1963 U.S. Supreme
Court case of Gideon v.
Wain% right, indigent defendants
%% ere only provided with counsel in
The case originated in Florida
wthen a man %as charged %tith a
felony for breaking into a pool hall.
He was unable to hire a lawyer for
his trial and when he requested the
court appoint an attorney for him,
the court refused.
He instead defended himself
during the trial and was' convicted.
He was sentenced to five years in a
The man--Gideon--appealed his'
case and it eventually reached the
Supreme Court, where the court
unanimously. found the Sixth
Amendment .to the V,S.
Constitution guaranteed counsel
In Florida, when defendants are
charged with a crime, they are
interviewed by a judge to .:
determine if they have enough
assets to provide for their own
counsel. If the judge determines
they do not, then they are provided
with a public defender.
"We don't represent the,
defendant for free," Roberts said.
"After the case is over, the judge
asks for court fees."
The amount requested, however,
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Weather station launched
Progress Energ\ Florida, Inc.,
has awarded $2.500 to the North
Florida Communny College
(NFCCI science and math
departments to develop a weather
The station will be the only one
originating from the Madison
Country area and will provide real
world data such as temperature,
wind speed, barometric pressure
and other information f6r weather'
obser atior, and prediction.
Dr. Tony DeLia, along with his
math and science colleagues, is
coordinating the'project now under
construction. The tower, located
between greenhouses on the north
side of the NFCC campus in
Madison. should be up by the end
of the Spring 2006 term..
"The new weather station and,
remote monitoring system project
is consistent with Progress,
Energy's focus on math and,
science programs," said Larry
Watson, spokesman for Progress
provided by the North Florida,
Community College.' We are
excited about the opportunity to
assist 'v ith the development of this
Meteorological data will be
available via NFCC's website at
www.nfcc.edu and will also be fed
1Meteorological data will be fed to schools where
math and science students can use the information
for projects and experiments.
Energy Flonda. "This type of real
%world data supporting complex
mathematical and scientific-
concepts is valuable to all students
and it is a testament to the high
qualitN of education that is
to schools in the NFCC six-county
.service area where math and
science, students can use the
information for projects and
The donation will be used to
purchase a Davis Weather Station,
sky, cam video camera, 'computer
software, video camera,
networking hardware, cables and
The tower will be 60' tall with a
10' mast. Once operational, the
meteorological information will be
available to television stations in
the region and part of the National
Weather Service observation
Eventually plans call for remote
cameras monitoring activity in
NFCC's controlled environmental
greenhouse The greenhouse
videos will be available to NFCC
biology students and local schools
for projects and experiments.,
Prepping the ground for NFCC's new weather station-are:
(left to right) Jesse Poorman of Perry, Mark Urschler of
Monticelloa, Adam Boatright of Live Oak, Roberto Perez .of
Jennings, Jamaal Sabree of Monticello and Dr. Tony DeLia. -
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Main Street Cafe.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: third
Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS ,second and fourthn r-noay, 7 p.m., JerKins Tourism development uouncii: second
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek Community Center. Wed. 5 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.
Road). Vogue Xlll: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth 2404' INTERESTS
Mon., 7 p.m, main hangar at the Perry/Foley GOVERNMENT Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Airport. Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon, Airport Advisory Committee: fourth FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe. Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.. 7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center..
mainStreet Perry first Monday of each Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs., Florida Forest Festival Board of
month, Pmmerery/Taylor County Chamber 8 a.m., chamber board room. Dir t': first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
NAACP: first Sundayoon 5 p.m., at Jerkins City Council: second and fourth Tues., at Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
NAACPm : first Sunday,. p.m.,at Jerkins 6:30 p.m. (8733).
Community Center. County Commission:first Mon. and third Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
Optimist Club: Thurs.,. noonatJoyce's Tues at6 p.m., courthouse annex. 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Main Street Cafe; Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., Historical Society: open Thursday
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday, 9" a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
10 a.m. South Jefferson Street. Home Educators League of Perry
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m. (HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Forest
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post office). Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third Social Security: representatives, second (Public) Horseback Ride Nights every
Monday'nights, 7:30 p.m. Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex. thirdFuosday of the month from 4-9 p.m. at
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed., Taylor County Construction License the Taylor County Ag/Equestrian Arena. $5
7 p.m., Masonic Hall. Board`. Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m., fee and current negative Coggins required.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first courthouse annex. For more information, call 584-5900.
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m. Taylor County Development Authority: Humane Society of Taylor County,:
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs., second Mon., 5 p.m. at Capital City Bank. second Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest Capital
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road). Taylor County' School Board: first and Hall.
Perry Woman's Club: second 'Wed, third TUeO., 7 p,m., La ecle League International: second
noon (Sept, to May: subject to change). Taylor County Sil & 'Watef Board: Wed.,' 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Rotary Club: Tuas., noon at Joyce's fourth Mon., 7 p;M., Chaparral Steakhouse. ,Llbrw, :. .
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, 7p.m. Call 584-9185.
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 onl
Washington Street, across from public
library; another AA group meets Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays at Serenity
House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98 West,
across from the BP station at 8 p.m.
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
in topics relating to addiction.
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 24990
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). -
Anyone wishing to add their community
'group to the calendar listing is asked to call
(850) 584-5513 or e-mail the information to:
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B-2 Taco Times April 26, 2006
Gas siphoned from truck
while owner was in store
The strangest thing happened to
me last Monday afternoon, Strange
and a bit comical.
I had gone to a local department.
store at about 3 p.m. Lo pickup a
fe'w things. Iwas.in-be storefor 20.
minutes, tops. A little info is
NI\ vehicle was a 1984 Chevy
truck. No buttons to open anything
I put my bag in the. truck on the
passenger -.s,de, walked around to
get in andt i'ced a gas cap lying
on the groi~'-. I actually thought it
was my luck) day as I had recently
driven off and left m. cap to my
I was thinking, "Gee. a gas cap. I
wonder if it %\ ill fit my car?"
You don't realize how much
attention you actually pay to some
really small details. I picked the
cap up and it looked familiar, and it
It was the gas cap from my truck.
The gas door was open. cap thrown
t. o the ground and the gas gone!
Someone had siphoned the gas
out of my truck in broad daylight at
the store. At this point I was
looking for candid camera or
something. Sure this was a joke.
I reported it to the store and to
Perry Police Department. realizing
it k as a little strange, but
With gas prices the % a\ the\ are
(and going upi we are going to see
more of this. If 'ou do not ha'e
locking gas doors or gas cap-.. cou
need to invest in them.
I am now the proud owner of
three shiny new ones--iwo for the
truck and one for the car.
To the thief- stupid is as s;tlpid
does. You onl1 got three or four
gallons out of that tank, the other
one %was full.
Letters to the Editor
Residents reminded of Tourism Week
Dear Editor: -' our entire economy benefits from Florida, be sure to show them the
The awareness of a healthy this. All of our lives are improved friendly charm our state and
tourism industry resulting in a because we're all in Florida's residents possess. Lei's make
vigorous economy is catching on. tourism business. Whether Nou National Tourism Week 2006 the
To see for yourself, look at the work at a park. hotel or restaurant best and friendliest the state has
record number of tourists that bave or in a grocery store, bank or law ever seen.
visited Florida in 2005, more than firm, we all receive benefits from Sincerely.
85 million in fact. Take note that tourists in Florida. Dawn V. Ta Ior
Florida's economy i$-doing better. This week is National Tourism Chamber of Commerce/
than ever, which isn't a surprise Week. If you meet a visitor in Tourism Development
since tourism spending provides ,
oim r- -u'- 'Economic incentives work
In addition, we can say that we
bhave contributed to that little piece Dear Editor: grant such incentives nearly. 10
of pie by having -. record, number .The announcement last week years ago.
-of visitors at events in our area 1hat Lance will undertake a $7.5 That authorization will expire
such as the Florida Forest Festival, million expansion here and add this year. but I feel confident our
'the Florida Stati Bluegrass dozens of good jobs with good voters will re-authorize it because
.Festival, tttOptimist Club Fishing benefits proves that economic of success stories like this one.
ToumrnamWt the- Steinhatchee incentives work. Without the incentives, those
Fishing Tournanew:0, the: State The Taylor County Commission jobs could have vern easilN ha'e
Junior Miss Program and the deserves a pat on the back for gone to Texas, but I am proud to
upcoming Gold 'Wing Riders- having the foresight to approve say they will stay here.
Convention. These events generate these incentives.
spending:'itthiat'gejitessb .'-:. IMy appreciation-also goes tothe--:,. .. ... ., .....JimBasstt,jCiairman
When tourism helpstogeneraie voters of Taylor County who gave Taylor Countx De'elopment
spending aind revenite inn Florida, the commission the authority to Authority
Dear Editor, ,
I've been In electrical-
construction for over 45. years.
before retiring. thought 'I would.
retire here to my hometown fi"r a
better quality oIif hopeful that it:
would remain iJeelild -and -that-
more poUutidon woldn- b. added -,
to the place.
The moreI think aboi this coal- '
fired power unit counting to Taylor
County. the more concetmed I amt I
have worked in .JEA's SL Johns
River- Power -ark-in. Jcksonvie'.
in the construction Sta. and also
in Semmole -pIant -in Paatka a -
well as a couple of o _bet plantVs
during operation~stage'. know that
people thinking this plant
might g t some. jobs, but- I'm
concerned that it will: also mean'
health problems and a shorter life
span for the people here.n,'
The county commaissibr. nried
to keep in close contact with voters'
before making any final decisions.
on this should not have any ties
with the company. now or-in. the
123 S. Jefferson Street
S DONALD D
DB E CARbTQN O
Business .Ma"gl r
latest technology for plant
foreseeable future. use in Jacksonville and Seminole
-If this power plant will work plants, I fear it's going to cost the
with Buckeye, how can those with people through the nose in medical
ties to Buckeye vote on it? bills, poor health, and dying early.
-I don't want to be a killjoy, but I don't think jobs should be
I'dtraiher the plant not come here considered a factor when %we're
.utiless it's going to be iron-clad in comparing it to our health. JEA is
writing that it has to be the latest just giving us the bright side of the
best available technology, story, and most people don't know
Integrated Gasification Combined enough about coal plants, to have
Cycle (IGCC., with provisions that any knowledge at all of the dark
they; will keep updating the side of it. And by the time they find
technology. out, they may be dying with
Coal gasification, IGCC, is far cancer.
less polluting that the super-critical It seems that the price will be
pulverized coal process JEA's paid in health and medical bills by
proposing and it's been proven. An the people who live here. if the
excellent example is the TECO utility company doesn't spend
plant in Polk County. I feel coal what's needed for the verN best
gasification should be the only clean air technology.
*type considered other than The out-of-town promoters of
alternative energy sources. If they this project won't be around nor
use anything less, the plant would will their children after this plant is
'probably be obsolete by the time it built. It seems JEA and their
gets built, and we'd have a below partners in that consortium don't
standard plant that would pollute seem to want to put out the money
for decades. to build the better plant here.
If the company uses shortcuts I lived in Jacksonville for many
and chooses the same process they years and, one house we lied in
had a solar water heater. Our
electric bill was lower in that
bigger insulated house with the
-solar unit than our bills had been in
1TI e s our older house that was half the
april 26, 2006 That energy efficient house
pril ,made me realize that shortcuts in
P.O. Box 888 construction are often very
(850) 584-5513 expensive in the long run.
While I was living in
. LINCOLN Jacksonville, I remembered seeing
sher on TV that some of the fish were
SUSAN H. LINCOLN dying in the St. Johns River. There
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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.
We would like to thank all of you
for your support and efforts during
our "CAN"Struction Can Drive.
We have exceeded our 2500
canned goods goal in raising more
than 2600 cans.
We will begin "CAN"Struction
Thank you to you all!!!!! .
Deidra Newman and TCMS
I want to go to suinmler camp.
I want someone to sign me up, fill out
my medical form, send in my money
and begin packing lor Ine.
I want someone to tell me that it's
important to wear flip-flops in the
shower, and to take our oliwn soap-on-
I want somebody to put stamps on
en elopes for me, already addressed for
I want a good book in mI\ suitcase, a
flashlight and some pink pajamas.
I wuant five outfits, rtwo bathingsuits,
some long jeans for hiking, a bandana
and a beach towel. I want bug spray,
sunscreen and shampoo.
I want forbidden chocolate and
packages of chips.
I want to go soon.
This year, as I have read the array of
summer camps available, I really resent'
this work world. I could be a better
person if I took a couple of months off
for marine life studies, karate
instruction, plant identification,
spiritual study and retreat, exercise and
spa, cooking lessons and scientific
You appreciate summer camps for
kids, if you're not one. The very idea of
having someone pack my clothes, and
send me off with a pre-paid calling card
is very appealing.
I don't care how bad the food is, as
long as I don't have to buy it, prepare it
or clean up afterwards.
In my childhood, I went to very few
away-from-home camps, but Girl
Scouting did lure me to a place--always
on a lake--where the shade was plentiful
and we became very skillful at going in
circles in a canoe.
It was my first 'glimpse of the real
world, I believe, with people outside my
normal realm of reference. '
ping no one has
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Weird people, you see, were there. At
some point in life, you meet these weird
people. You go home and tell about it.
And somewhere, these same weird
people sit around their own kitchen
tables and tell about the weird people
they met. (That would be me.)
Learning that weird is relative, is
I remember muggy nights in bedroom
barracks, and lights out at 10. (That
was the rule, if not the practice.) I
remember bed springs that creaked and
bathrooms that reeked.
I remember mystery meat, singing
camp songs, roasting marshmallows
and making crafts with little pieces of
leather, finished with beads. I
remember water balloon fights and
getting bitten by exotic insects, with
friends around to walk you to the camp
nurse. (It was air-conditioned in her
office, -and everybody wanted to go.)
I remember nature studies, noting
that moss certainly does not gather on a
rolling stone, and that mushrooms can't
be trusted. I paid attention to the birds
and came to treasure God's shade and
I remember hours and hours of pool
'fun with swimming caps required, and I
hope no one has those pictures.
Even with all that vivid remembering,
I'm ready to go back because there's
something very comforting about
someone else taking care of all the
details: driving you to camp, worrying
about you all the way home and all the
week long, wishing you well and
missing you much.
They call it camp.
And you won't like it until you're 40,
when you realize it's more fun to go in
circles in a canoe, than to do the
same thing in a car or in the grocery
TOM: WE AREN'T LAUGHING WITH YOU OR AT YOU,.
WE ARE LAUGHING BECAUSE WE ARE SCARED.
Midweek Muddle .
I w a
B-3 Taco Times April 26, 2006
Woman's Club members raised
very intelligent questions at Mark
McCain's presentation. Did his
charts tell you the proposed plant
will emit 300 pounds of mercury
ever year? Did they show how
many thousands of tons of carbon
dioxide, a primary global warming
gas, will be emitted each day?
He stated it was not unusual for
power plants to be located in
communities they do not serve.
Did he tell you why power plants
are often located in rural
communities with small
In August he explained that 14
million gallons of water each day
would be needed, and now the
figure is nine million gallons. I
called and asked Mr. Maxwell,
CEO of Reedy Creek
Improvement District (Disney
World) why they couldn't build a
power plant on their 25,000 acres
to supply the 70 megawatts they
will need by 2012. He replied
"Water. We don't have enough
The St. 'Pete Times recently
reported that officials in Lake,
Seminole, Osceola and Polk
counties are fighting Orange
County's request to pump 89
million gallons of water a day
from the aquifer, because it is their
water too. The proposed power
'- Please see page 4
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April 23 28
Doctors'Memorial Hospital would like to honor these special people...ourAuxilians...who devote their time, talent
and efforts to support the mission of the hospital. Their unswerving volunteer commitment to the hospital does
not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Their efforts have become an integral part of the fabric of what we do...take
care of people in a kind, professional and compassionate manner.
Every April during Volunteer Appreciation Week we hold a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
to recognize the efforts of our volunteers.
Pete Nervina, President
Anne Gray, Vice-President
Fanette Chesser, Secretary
Liska Gooding, Treasurer
Jim Creech .
Mary Jane Dixon
S Lee Cannon Jeanne Hilgendorf JoAnn New
l Jane Carr MaeJean Holton Catharin Norman
I On behalf of a grateful hospital, we salute you all.
Tom Turnipseed ,
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B-4 Taco Times April 26, 2006
90 percent of
cases end in
.Continued from page 1
is less than would be from a paid
: According to Roberts, under
recent revisions, the state is
,,picking up more of the costs.
"That's good for us, since we're a
i nostly rural circuit," he said.
When assigned a defendant,
-Roberts first finds out the facts of
-the case, sometimes holding a
depositionn to interview the state's
S. More than 90 percent of cases
Eare resolved by plea bargain," he
-said. "Ultimately, the clients have
,,the final decision. Sometimes they
-go to trial against our judgment
and sometimes they take a plea
.again r our judgment. We have to
,respect our client's wishes."
SRoberts tries cases ranging from
-.petty theft to death penalty cases.
: "We serve as a check and
.,balance to make sure law
enforcement does its job," he said.
"We represent a lot of good folks
'who made some bad decisions.
!Sometimes they are able to turn
-their life around."
He finished his talk by
K discussing the recent popularity
With crime shows, saying they give
a "distorted vie%\" of forensics.
"There are not quite as many
miracles as they show."
SContinued from page 3
1P plant and Puckeye together will
use almost that much, but no
officials in Taylor County are
: fighting for our water.
I followed Mark's advice about
getting information directly ai;id
S.asked JEA staff at the open house
: if 100 trains would come through
Perry twice a day for 5-6 days each
week. The answer was "130 cars
twice a day 5-6 days each week."
SFollow the lead of the Woman's
Club-keep asking questions
citizens, and try to get answers
from those running for office.
: : Diane V. Whitfield
| Classmates sought
. Dear Editor:
The TCHS Class of 1961 will
hold its 45th class reunion on
Saturday, May 20, beginning at
g 2:30 p.m. A barbecue dinner is
planned at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is
To made adequate preparations,
Please contact one of the following
if you wish to attend (or for more
information): Vivian Sheffield,
S584-9766, Jim Herrington at 584-
: 9186, or Bill Davis at (950) 907-
-R i' Thank You,
?;; Reunion Committee
I g I ^f^B^^^^^^^^^^^^
Dear Citizens of Perry/Taylor County,
I would like to thank everyone for accepting
me as your children's doctor for the past nine
years. It has truly been a gratifying experience
and one that will always be in my heart.
I will be leaving on April 28, 2006, to continue
my practice elsewhere. I would like to thank Dr.
Shugar for bringing me in; Doctors' Memorial
Hospital, its employee and medical staff; Dr. Khodr and my co-workers
at Pediatric and Family Medicine for their camaraderie and support, and
of course, my patients with whom I will always share this special bond.
Again, my sincerest thanks to everyone.
I will miss you all and God bless.
Joanna Yao, MD
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B-6 The Taco Times April 26, 2006
Small ads..big deal..i
Multipe family yard sale! 4/29, 7:30 till
Corner of Lyman Hendry & Hwy. 221 North.
Clothes, appliances, clothes dryer,
electric stove $175, microwave ovens $20
each. Ph. 843-0304
Garage Sale! Sat. 4/29 from 8 5 at 204
O'Quinn Rd. (on Old Dixie past, Dr.
Fletchers on left) Garage doors, girls
(newborn and up), boys (2T-3T), $50 PS2
games for $15, Paintball gun paid $800
sell for $250, lots, lots more!!!
For Sale: AKC Registered Female
Pomeranian, 10 months old, Blonde,
$550.00; Gas stove $95 O.B.0;
Telescope $75, bright yellow, electric
scooter has new battery $100. Call 584-
4808 or 843-5550
Simmons Beauty Rest electric, adjustable
bed. Single, $150 call 584-3208
HOT TUB $800 OBO call 584-7701 after 6
PM or cell #672-1122 anytime.
Bass Player wanted for Rock & Blues
Band. Call Rusty 850-838-5468.
Coral Panels $57.00; 16 ft. gates $80.00
call 223-0140 if no answer leave message.
HUGE 4" pillow top Ti,.nrrtr bo, set. New
under warrenty. Sealy, Serta and
Simmons. List $989 :', ifor '[.249 Call 8i0.
Avon Representatives needed in this area.
Only $10 start-up kit. Call-me today. 850-
584-6289 or 850-843-2605
4 Show Cases for sale, like new, All glass
4 ft. long, full view, $500 each. Call 584-
SVacation Rental Vacation House in
Franklin N.C. $325 weekly. 1 BR 1 bath.
Near Cherokee, G"ii,-riturqI Blue Ridge
Parkway, Helen GA. Call 850-223-2627 or
For Sale Amsoil Synthetic lube, for all
types Gear lubes, etc. Call Frank Turner
at 584-4956 after 6:00 p.m.
Front-end Loader- The size of a dinosaur,
turns over but will not start, frustrated.
owner selling cheap. $8000. OBO. Call
: 4/21-5/3 .
Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for :uilir b,.a: voice students,
Beginners welcome. Call Josh Noland
3 Southern Villas of Perry!!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 bedroom
HC and non-HC accessible apartments.
Call 85C-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315'
I For Rent 3 bed/2 bath, 2-story house
located in town $560 rent '+ last' month +
$500 damage deposit, No pets. Leave
message to call back 223-3227.
Furnished room for rent $90 week +
deposit $150 Call 838-1524 pin77.
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY
Steinhatchee, FL For Sale By Owner,
below market value, 14 ft w. mobile home
with additions, private lot 50'x150', 2
blocks from Steinhatchee River. 3 bed/2
bth, covered boat storage, central AC,
ceramic tile and hardwood floors, partially
furnished. Will consider owner financing
with 10% down, $89,500 Call 423-870-
For Sale 1 lot in Glenridge Subdivision &
1 lot in Pine Ridge Subdivision $48,000
,each Call 843-0682
MH D.W. 3 -br/2 b very clean, Walk in
closets, fireplace, fully furnished, front and
back decks, paved driveway. Only
$67,500. See at 301 Ivy Ave. Perry. Call
838-1770 or 419-239-9660
4 bed/2 bath mobile home with carport on
huge city lot. Newly remodeled $80,000.
Call 8o., ?029
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Large, modernized country
kitchen with wood-burning
Huge airy sunroom
Beautiful rhaster bedroom
with bath suite
Bright family room adjacent
to game room.
Detached 2 1/2 car garage
Shown by appointment
or (229) 551-1633
for details and pictures
Power of the,
6 0 TieorPar-Tm
Sig- S on se
RikM ana er RNOnyFul-im ,Mo.-ri
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-
Horse Shoe Beach Water Front, 2/2
Vacation Home, Large Porch, dock, great
location. Only 10 sec. to open Gulf, Price
for quick sale. $239,000 great investment
or vacation property Call 352-543-9334
Land for Sale! 1.28 acres for $17,000. For
more information call Profession'al Realty
of Perry at 584-5844.
Cedar Island 2 Canal Front Lots for sale.
$165,000 each. Call 478-960-0800.
3 bed/1 bth single wide all appliances,
washer & dryer, central air, gas heat. In
good condition. Must be moved $11,000
1990 2 bd/1 bth S.W. trailer $2500 Call
584-3125 leave message.
1999 24x44 DWMH. 3 bed/2 bath, must be
moved, payoff at $21,000. Home is in great
condition. Call 584-7701 after 6 PM or cell
Cozy trailer for sale already set up in park.
Can be left for additional lot fee or moved.
$6,000 call (813)629-2330.
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-
8-:,:':, HOME FURNITURE & MORE is
seeking a part-time sales person. Working
on Saturday is a must. Apply in person.
.1003 S,.Jefferson St.
Trial Court Administrator The Trial Court
Administrator (TCA) is an executive
management position responsible for the
administration of trial court operations,
programs, and services including financial
and budget services, strategic and
operational planning, information
technology and communications, security,
personal, facilities, capital projects, and
public relations/public information,
Graduation from an accredited four year
college or university with a major in court
administration, public administration,
business administration, management, or
a related area, and six years of
professional experience in court
administration, government administration,
or in a position of executive leadership,
three years of which were in a supervisory
position. Must have knowledge of
operation and procedures of the State
Courts System; knowledge of state and
local government budget process
desirable. For further information, visit
www.flcourts.org. Must Submit by May 22,
Submit resume w/State of Florida
Julian E Collins, Chief Judge
Third Judicial. Circuit
P.O. Box 2077
Lake City, FL 32056
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS for Current Opportunities
Direct Care and Housekeeping
Direct Care Staff RN/ LPN/ CNA Non
restricted FL License (RN & LPN) or
Certification (CNA) required, experience
preferred; knowledge/experience in long-
term care setting preferred; willingness to
work in long-term care environment
required. FT/PT and multiple shifts may
FT Housekeeping Worker For long-term
care facility, afternoons/evenings; HS
diploma or equivalent desired. Reliable
transportation, willing to work flexible
schedule (including'weekends), and ability
to work ina team setting with healthcare
staff, residents, and visitors required. May
be called to transport laundry as needed.
EOE; Drug Free Workplace. Criminal
background verification required. Apply in
person at ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter
Village Hall, 1.0680 Dowling Park Drive,
Dowling Park, FL. Fax resume to (386)658-'
5160 or visit www.ACVillage.net.
,Help Wanted Badcoc.- and More Set up
and delivery, Must be 19 yrs old License
Required Good Driving Record No phone
calls apply in person. 1003 S. Jefferson
2 or 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps
No Down Payment for Landowners!
(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 800-477-2492
Let us help you Reall, u.
reach your dreams!
Personal Service Specialists
Licensed Real Estate Broker
WANT TO BUY
Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys
C M- : I : .i s (0 t n
Certified Respiratory Tech, PRN
Certified Medical Assistant, Part-Time, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time, PRN
File Clerk, PRN
Emergency Medical Tech, PRN
Flight Paramedic, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, PRN
Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time
Registered Nurse, Full-Time, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time, PRN
Certified Nursing Assistant, PRN
OR Tech, Full-Time
Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer
3. 6 a
Charge Nurse Week day position 9-6.
Some flexibility allowed/ needed in hours.
Person must be detail oriented, extremely
good organizer, efficient, good
communicator, and a facilitator. Rounds
with physicians, and follow up to lab, x-
ray, consultant reports, etc. Assist with
nursing administrative functions. General
supervision of nursing care duties. Prefer
RN with excellent knowledge of SNF rules
and regulations. LPN with track record of
required characteristics may substitute
high experience and knowledge level with
SNF setting for RN degree requirement.
Small modern skilled nursing facility with
excellent survey ,and customer
satisfaction history. Only people
committed to providing excellent services
need apply. Contact Lyn-Shine, Lafayette
Health Care Center, 512 W. Main St.,
Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.
Lafayette Health Care Center in Mayo
Florida is seeking volunteers to assist
with residents living in our facility. Our
volunteers offer emotional support and one
on one involvement that can truly help
touch lives. Duties can include helping
with activities of daily living, sitting with
the resident, providing reassurance or
companionship for residents and families,
and always just being as attentive listener
and friend. Please contact Louise
Johnson, Activities Director as (386)294-
3300 if you would like further information
on how you can serve.
RUN SOUTHEAST ONLY
.17 Company Drivers Needed
Home Every Weekend
80% Drop & Hook
Sign On Bonus
Health & Dental
CDL/A 2 Yrs OTR
Local Wholesale Florist seeks warehouse
help must be able to work alone pay based
on performance. Call 352-231-0683.
Now Hiring RN, LPN, and CNA's top pay
for hard working, smiling folks all shifts
available. Apply in person to Lake Park of
Madison, Madison FL.
FT bookkeeper position in Finance..
Accounting experience and some post
secondary education preferred. PC
experience required. Must be detail
oriented. Benefits include health, dental,
life, disability, 403b savings, AFLAC,.
access to qnsite 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
Dowling Park Dr., Dowhng Park, FL; fax
resume to (38.6)658-5160; or visit
Taylor ARC seeks a forward-thinking,
team-oriented individual for its Supported
Living program, for adults with
developmental disabilities in Taylor
County. Minimum requirements; Bachelors-
degree with a major in social, behavioral or
rehabilitative science; education. Reliable
transportation. Valid Florida driver's
license. Ability to receive clearance from
Division of 'Drivers License, Abuse
Registry, FDLE and FBI fingerprinting, &
pre-employment Division of Drivers
License,' Abuse Registry, FDLE and FBI
fingerprinting, & pre-employment drug
screening. Hours flexible, based on case
load assignment and client needs. Full &
part-time positions available.
Why not join an agency that will allow you
to really make a difference? Mail or fax
Janice Sloan, Operations Administrator
Leon Advocacy and Resource,Center
1589 Metropolitan Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Sponsored by Leon Advocacy and
Resource Center & the State of Florida
Agency for Persons with Disabilities. An
equal opportunity employer.
Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
NO "DOUBLE TALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
NO GAMES WITH OUR PRICES!
Any New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up...PERIOD!
Fax (850) 223-2037 Cell (386) 590-0848
119 E. Green St. Suite 207-A Perry
ID!torsffMemorial Hospital i ing for the positions listed below. Our 48-bed acute care
facilityy offers a competitive salary and benefits package, retirement plan, and flexible scheduling.
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-06,61, E-Mail to
dianam@doctorsmemorial com, or call (850) 584-0866.
Small business is seeking a ful lime IT
person. Familiar with networking a plus.
Please send resume to: IT Dept. P.O. Box
888 Perry, FL 32348.
SEA HAG MARINA is hiring the following
Clerk Seeking friendly, energetic person
able to multi-task with excellent phone
Office Assist. -- must have Quick Books
and general bookkeeping skills full time
Marine Outboard Mechanic must have
own tools full time
352-498,3008 Apply in person at 322
Riverside Dr. Steinhatchee.
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) Positions
available in Perry and Steinhatchee.
Entire job description, requirements and
application can be obtained from www.tcfl-
libinfo.com or Taylor Employment
Connections, 1702 S, Jefferson Street.
Posit4/7T/ background check employer.
Part time help needed Immediately for
night Janitorial position, 850-681-3148.
POSITION: ENGLISH, INSTRUCTOR
(pending Board Approval)
INSTITUTION: NORTH FLORIDA
LOCATION: MADISON, FLORIDA
Anticipated opening or Full time faculty
appointment beginning August, 2006. The
successful candidate will teach English
and/or Literature. Community college
teaching experience is preferred. In
addition to teaching duties, position will
include: established office hours; serving
,on College committees; professional
development; participating in Department
and College committees; professional
development; participating in Department
and College activities, Some classes
taught may be night and/or dual enrollment
courses on NFCC campus and/or at
Send applications to: Director HR, North
Florida Community College, 325 NW
Turner Davis Drive, Madison, Florida
32340: Only complete application packets
will be considered. Complete application
packet requires' letter; resume and
,-application; copy of Transcripts (unofficial
are okay). Application is available on
website at www.nfcc.edu. Questions: call
Dr. Barbara McCauley (850-973-1640) or
email to email@example.com.
Application packet must be received by
May 9,2006. EOE
* Taylor County. Provide crisis intervention
and domestic/sexual violence counseling
to hotline callers and residents. Assist
residents and -their children in a
community living environment. Crisis
intervention skills required. Part-time,
every other weekend and vacation
* coverage may require some overnights.
Requires Bachelor's degree in social work.
or two years related experience.
AA/EOE Refuge House is committed to
respecting and valuing diversity. Please.
send resume with cover letter stating
position being applied for to:
Refuge House, Inc.
P.O. Box 20910
Tallahassee, FL 32316
Steinhatchee Ace Hardware
For more information,
call (352) 498-0082
P.O. Box 101, Steinhatchee, FL 32359
PART TIME RECEPTIONIST & HOUSEKEEPERS J D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care. CARPET & VINYL
24 to 30 hrs. plus, up to S7.50 hr needed Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We Installation and repairs done at a good
for motel in Steinhatchee Florida also grind stumps Call today 838-1230 price. No overhead. Direct savings to you
References and some experience required Firewood for sale. 30 years experience. 850-838-9050
4352/356-2478 tPD lease leave message.
41/n 19i- 5f2 LPn
WANTED, Pomeranian Pup. female, price
no object. Call 850-971-5270 leave
message if no answer.
Dachshund puppies for sale Full blooded
I own both parents. They are black and tan
9 weeks old. Call 584-3557.
Kittens free to a good home Please call
Saturn Vue. Side Steps purchased at
Saturn of Tallahassee, never installed
brushed aluminum finsih, fits "02' to 05'
models asking S350 Call 584-3734.
1988 F250, 4 wheel drive cold AC,
aU tomatic, pwr windows, CD player, 3"
body. lift on 34's, LWB $3750 080. call
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, good
condition, low mileage. $3500 call after 6
1995 Lexus SC 400 Great Condition 19"
rims. See online call 850-545-4033
1998 OLDS Van 7 passenger, one owner,
excellent condition, call 584-2469
1991 Chevrolet 1500 series HD, 4-speed,
4-wheel drive, very good shape..$3700
. Want to buy good, clean, used baby bed.
GOT JUNK CARS, TRUCK?
I BUY SCRAP METALS!!
State Certified Scales
r '- .-l, 4,,'- h.,f ,,. r, -.',, r .s ,ji ks,
I ia :.rst -Ic W' 3ri, Izju:uj and Toyota
Iru,: : Ilo r ,-,|: n ri 8 -'.
1993 Pace Arrow Motor nome. Excellent-
condition. 36,000 miles. 584-2352
1994.19' C,.-ni.r Console Key West bimini
Top with .1 -44- 115 HP'Yamaha Motor
Runs Great! $4300 O.B.O! Call 838-2069
A-2-Z Farm/ Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Tree trimming/ remrroval, dump truck
services. Call 584-6737
Bush Hog Mowing. Dozer Work, Harrowing,
Rake Work. Land Clearing, Quality Work,
Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates. Call
A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
672-1298, Letty Blanco, Licensed &
Licensed and Bonded
Commercial & Residential.
mowing, weed eating, shrubbery care,
THE GRASS CUTTERS
Licensed & Insured, Locally owned &
operated for 7 years. Quality work for fare
'price. Free Estimates. Call 850-578-2604
T',.- Handyman experts LLC, honest work!
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.
HURRICANE SEASON IS COMING,
TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock)., (850) 584-2027 or
Buddy's Pressure washing. Lawn Service
Gutter Roof Cleaning, and lots more. Call
for free estimates. 223-2342. lf.no answer
please leave message.
Free E illmrr le-II .
Call Billy Blue at
'838-1307 or 672-0955 .
SWhole Sale Transmissions used & rebuilt.
I1'1 also buy old transmissions for Cores.
850-843-2904, or 850-584-3193.
'"LLC, Jeff Wilson tile ir,.i.a:,iai,.n, Tile
repair, re-grout, concrete coating. Call 838-
taini Trees Done Professionally! 20 year
experience, -lurTip '-rindinql Iree trimming,
Licensed & Irl ur ijr, all J:h.r, 1 i 850-672-
.-Brenda & Teena's House Cleaning & Lawn
Mowing. Residential & Business. For
Free Estimate call 850-223-2477.
GULF COAST "
'FulliaTuof 3' Wide
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free, 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
Classifiedswork! Giveit a try...584-5513
VIOLET HILTON'S CLEANING SERVICE
LICENSED AND INSURED
Home, Business, parties, etc.., You will
see a difference! References available.
Work Guaranteed. Call 850-843-1112 (cell)
or for emergency cleaning call 850-584-
Dries in 3-4 hours
MISSING: Chocolate lab, 18 months old,
name is Jack. Last seen April 13 off Red
Padgett Road. Please call with any
information 838-2191 or 672-0718.
MISSING- Cherished Black Lab/ Spaniel
mix last seen wearing an orange collar
with a blue Rabies tag. Reward available if
found want information dead or.alive. Call
386-326-0987 and/or 850-843-0180
BE YOUR OWN BOSSIII
Well established office supply business,
price includes all inventory, building, and
city lots, excellent location in Perry, FL
only $375,000 call Jan Fessler at 386-364-
8407 Poole Realty
Taylor County Board of County
Notice of Request for Bids
The Taylor County. Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed bids
for Recyclable Materials Vertical Baler,
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required services must
submit, their bid package In an
envelope or similar package marked
:.- j ir.:j F *.i h-.' i .,
Floor Courthouse, i,yr? lii.,rr, .i.- ,. :.-
orP.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida
-;j'pi to arrive no later than 4:00 P.M.,
local time, on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. All
bids must havte the respondent's name
and mailing address clearly shown on
the outside of the envelope or
.package when submitted. Bids will be
opened and respondents announced
at 6:10 PM, local time, or as soon
thereafter as practical, on Tuesday May
16, 2006, in the Taylor County
Administrative Complex, Old Post Office,
Q201, East Green Street, Perry, Florida
Bid information 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
solicitation at any time, and to waive
any irregularities in the bid process. The
County reserves the right to award any
contracts) to the 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
reserve the right Waive minor defects in
the bid process and to accept 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 pursuant to
Taylor'County Ordinance No. 2003-12
No faxed bids will be accepted.
For additional information contact:
John Singer, Director
. Taylor County Environmenfal Services
3750 W. Highway 98.
Perry, Florida 32348
By order of the Board of County
Commissioners, Taylor County, Florida
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL
ASSISTANCE Taylor Coastal Water &
Sewer DistricT, Perry, Florida is complying
with the requirements of 7CFR1780 19(a)
by publishing this no-ice of inTent To
apply for a WasTewoTer Loan/Gront
Sewer System to serve coaster
communities in Taylor County. The Phase
2 project will not serve all potential users
in the District.
B-7 The Taco Times April 26, 2006
No\;ce id hereby given to Ernest Eason Notice is heeby given to BRENDA
Dione Rose Enson ana SunbelT Credit JHNSONWASHINGTONereby given to BKIRENDA
Co'p unless payment is made on 1993 JOHNSON-WASHINGTON or KIRENDA
CL ATh Y ULAIOYUA SHAUNTE JOHNSON. Unlass_2..
VINdsG3N Ahi3PM05690 foto Ahi payment is made on 2000 Toyota
VIN.1G3NL5431PM015690 for tovng VIN#2T1BR12E7YC273192. Vehicle will be-
serv;ce on 4/3/2006 Vehicle will be auction on the 9th of May at 900 AM ai
auctioned on the 121h day of May, 2006 auction on May at 9
or 1000 AM ot romaos Chevrolet 2128 Larry's Towing.
Hwy 19 S.. Perry, F 4/26
For info about secondhand smoke, or to anonymously
report workplace violations, call 1-800-337-3742.
Plnaim Place your Yard Sale ad
Spng Ceaninthe Classifieds! 584-5 1
Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, add wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.
Thin dense pine stands. Use prescribed fire..,
Control understory Harvest low-vigor
plant competition. stands'and replant.
Minimize tree wounds Plant species right
during harvests.! for the soil and site.
A message from the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services, -
Division of Forestry, the University of -
W.gl i ,~, 3*7I Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.
.Big Bend RSES
Have you lost that lov,' feeling for your job?
Maybe you need a chance to fall in love all over again.
"Hosplce nursing wi/refkinde i/le f/ame of/ love for your
career Itas providedpersonal and professional growth
opportunities that I never thought possible."
Leslie Reimer, RN, CHPN
Big Behid Hospice nurse for 14 years
Home care nurses needed for
Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties
Si Great benefit package!
Florida Nursing License with 1 year nursing experience required.
Interested candidates can applyin person
or by faxing a resume to (850) 575-6814 or
EOE/DFWP/ADA Smoke Free Workplace
B-8 Taco Times April 26, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Continued from page 2
were pictures of fish with sores on
their sides and they were having all
these investigations to find out
what was killing the fish. I thought
they probably knew what caused it,
but they'd rather keep investigating
than tell the people the truth.
I went to that Open House JEA
had at the Women's Club and asked
a lot of questions. And one man
turned me over to another one and
then I went through the system the
way they had it lined out on their
displays. When I looked at some of
the pictures, it looked a bit
encouraging. I mentioned that, at
the Seminole Plant, I was told that
on start-up, they were allowed to
bypass the emission system and put
100% of the pollution out of the
The man representing JEA told
me that they have technology now
that would not require them to
bypass the emission system on
start-up. When I asked him if they
would use that technology here, he
told me that he was not sure if they
would, use that technology here or
I'm sure they know by now what
they intend to do. They just don't
know what they will be required to
Unless we draw the line and
demand the better plant, we'll be
stuck with an inferior one. The
people need to be concerned.
This is serious. It seems to me
that some people are trying to get
this. plant in here as cheaply as
possible and the people are not
beifig told the whole truth. The
people of this county need to take
their time and" not rush.
SThIere' has been a priority placed
seeking grant money for; a rail
lite to bypass Perry when it hasn't
been settled that the coal plant will
even be built here. This is not a
"doIne deal," though' they'd have
you think it is. At this stage of the
game, if we are smart, we can still.
control how it's going to be built or
even if it's built. We need to protect
If I had not worked so much in
,these coal plants, I -ouldn it know
-how important this is. Most people
do-not have any idea about what it
is- like inside a coal fired plant.
Once, I was working at Senunole
inside the outer shell of this big
stack that is over 700 feet high.
There are two cpal fired units in
,that.power house and so they had
Stwo stacks on the inside of the
outer shell. On the outside, it just
looks like one huge stack.
";I.:asked one time why they
needed the stack so high and one of
the fien told me that, in, I believe it
was, Germany when they first
-started with these plants, they built
the stacks much lower, but then the
\ egeiai ion around the plants started
"dy iin and the fish were dying, and
so.they started building the stacks
higher. I struck me that it was to
spread the pollution over a much
larger area,' so, the people don't
kno\t what's going on until it's too
SThn.ide the outer, stack were
ladders, metal., landings, lighting
and a small elevator that climbed
the walls. We were replacing all the
.piping and lighting fixtures inside
this outer shell because the
emisAions, \ which %%ere so corrosive
li ke battery acid, were seeping
through the 'walls of these inner
stacks and rusting out all the metal
\Ve had to run pipes to put 'tiring
in, from the ground all the way up
to the different elevations to the top
of this over 700 foot stack. We
Used what is called a "spider"
which climbs a cable as you work
up the wall. I used stainless nuts
aiid bolts and anchor straps to'the
,wal. At night, I would just leave
my: stainless stuff in there and in
theminorming, there would be little
brown spots on it which looked
like it was aliread starting 'to rust.
:"And, my pocket knife which I still
ciary would get little pits on'it from
-iIt.was dangerous working inside
rtiat stack, but people didn't tell me
about the danger before I went to
'work there. Later on, I said; if I
went back to work there, I would
i.refus e to go back in the stack. I've
-beefi on top of that stack a number
of times, when you breathe that
stuff, it will take your breath away.
I believe it would kill you if you
couldn't get out of it.
Another time when I worked on
thattsame plant we had to-replace
the-stainless steel cable tray 'in the
area near thestack that was holding
tiHutiples of cables for power and
pfftrols: Tle ,acidic toxic1
emissions had rusted: the tray so
much we had to replace it. .
officials should stand firm, oppose plan'
At one time, I worked on the several acres with thick plastic to Jacksonville plants, I'm afraid the
effluent process plant near the supposedly keep the toxic coal dust toxic pollution will make us sick
Seminole coal fired plant where from getting into the aquifer. I and the mercury will make the fish
they took care of the waste from remember. thinking that, unsafe to eat.
the plant. I was in charge of the eventually, it will get punctured If JEA does not intend to use the
electrical work and was and get into the ground water, but very best coal technology which is,
supervising as many as 45 men,
electricians and apprentices.
A few years later, I was back by
there and I remember the pile of
waste they were hauling and
bulldozers leveling out the waste.
It looked like h mountain of waste,
tree top high, covering several
At the JEA's power park, I
worked in the yard where they had
the plastic satisfies people in the
As far as the daily 130 rail cars
or so coming through Perry, after
the train has dumped the coal, the
train still has to come back
through. You could even have to sit
and wait for the same long train
twice in one day.
If JEA puts in that pulverized
coal unit like they have in their
according to my knowledge, coal
gasification (IGCC), citizens and
officials should stand firm and
oppose the plan.
It's said that a fool never changes
his mind. If we find out that we
have made statements or decisions
that were wrong, we should not let
foolish pride keep us from making
corrections before it's too late.
Charles E. Poppell
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