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May 3, 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 18



Junior Miss
candidates sought
High school seniors interested in
taking part in the annual Florida Forest
Festival Junior Miss program are
invited to an -informational meeting
Thursday, May 4, at 2 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the high
school media center.. For more
information contact Jr. Miss Program
Chairwoman Shelly Blanco at 223-
The 51st annual Florida Forest
Festival Jr. Miss program will be held
Saturday, Oct. 7.

Get on the
Taylor County Middle School will
hold a recruitment meeting for new
band members Thursday, May 4, at
Taylor County Elementary School from
3-6 p.m.
All incoming sixth graders
interested in participating in band are
invited and encouraged to attend. The
meeting will be held in the school's
"Even if you are undecided, you
should come and check it out. You will
have the opportunity to try different
instruments and ask questions," Bahd
Director Brett Wilson said.

Food distribution
today at Jerkins
A distribution of bread (all varieties)
.will be held today (Wednesday) af:
Jerkins Community Center, starting at
9 a.m.
Food will be distributed on a first-
come, first-served basis.

Read all about it at,
Spring Book Sale
Looking for a good book? Check
out the annual Friends of the Taylor
County Public Library Spring Book
Sale Saturday, May 6.
Held in front of the library, the sale
will run from 8 a.m. to noon.
Most books will be 10 cents each or
15 books for $1.
The library is located at 403 North
Washington Street.
Funds raised at the sale support
library programs throughout the year.

Let's dance!
.A music jamboree featuring live
country music and line dancing will be
held Friday, May 6, from 7-11 p.m., at
the Taylor County Senior Center,
Admission is free and prize
drawings will be held.

Meet your match
Meet your match at the Taylor
County Animal Shelter, which has the
following pets available for adoption:
--Dogs: Chihuahua mix, female,
and several hound dogs.
--Cats: one orange and white cat; a
tabby kitten; and gray kittens.
--Two hamsters.
The shelter also has the following
three "found" dogs: a Bulldog mix,
found on Puckett Road; a hound and
bulldog, both found on Airport Grade.
For more information, contact the
shelter at 838-3525. As anladditional,
service, the shelter maintains a list of
"wanted" animals for adoption.


Living...page A-4
Sporte...page A-6
Religion...page A-7
Communitiy...page 63-1
Editorial...page B-2
Classifieds.,.page B-4

Deputy fired for stalking

A Taylor County Sheriffs Office
deputy, 'who has been on
administrative leave since early
Marc when he was arrested and
charged with domestic violence
stalking, has been terminated from
his position, a post he has held
since December 2003.
According to reports filed with
Perry Police Department, Del E.
Tucker, 37, was arrested on the
night of March 5, after law
enforcement officers say he went
to a house and attempted to gain
entry against the resident's wishes,
busting a window in the process.
According to a report filed by
Perry Police Department Sgt.
Jamie Cruse, the victim said
Tucker, 37, had called repeatedly
before arriving at the residence.
"Tucker went to the' house and
started yelling, all the while going




to board
Buckeye Technologies Inc.
announced Friday that Virginia
Wetherell has been elected to serve
as a member of the company's
board of directors effective May 1.
The' .election of Wetherell,
former secretary of the Florida
Department of En\ ironmental
Protection (DEP), increases the
size of the Buckeye's board from
nine members to 10, and increases
the number of independent
directors from five to six.
Wetherell is president of
Wetherell Consulting, Inc., a
Tallahassee-based firm which
provides consulting and lobbying
services. Prior to establishing
Wetherell Consulting, Inc.,
Wetherell served as DEP Secretary
from 1991 until 1998. In that
capacity, she was the chief
environmental officer for Florida
and had the responsibility for
managing 4,300 employees and a
$1.4 billion budget. Previously
she had served' as a state
representative in the Florida
Wetherell received her
undergraduate education at
Auburn University and holds a
M.S. degree from Jacksonville
State University. She has been
-* Please see page 2

from window to' window," Cruse
said. "During this time, Tucker
broke the bedroom window where
the victim sleeps .and continued to
act in a way that gave her concern

for her safety.
"He also attempted to force his
way into the house, kicking a door,
causing damage to it," Cruse

Tucker was arrested and taken to
the county jail, where he was
charged with domestic violence
stalking. p
While at the jail, Cruse said

Tucker made statements "that
would lead me to believe that h1
was threatening me with possible
"-* Please see page 2.


Op~tifnis' Club members Jeff Merschman, Bud HeIrli, Mark Wiggins and Doug Everett thank Fred Morgan of Big Bend
Marine for his-donation of a 21-foot Contender as the top prize for the second annual offshore roundup. The rally is
being held in conjunction with the 15th annual Perry Optimist Club Saltwater Fishing Tournament, which is Saturday,
May,6.Tickets for both events are on sale now. Also shown are Grant Merschman, Davis and Emily Helm, and Dale
P .tara .ofI $e nd Marine.

In offshore round-up

$55,000 Contender is top prize
a'. ",r:community- gift and we want to- t

Organizers of the 15th annual
Perry Optimist Club Saltwater
Fishing Tournament are hoping to
land a hefty amount of donations to
benefit local youth...and they are
luring anglers: with more than
$10,000'in cash and prizes.
However, it is the chance to win
the grand prize of a 21-foot
Contender--valued at $55,400--that
has everyone tightening their lines
and setting their hooks.
The 2006 luxury boat will be
awarded to the winner of the
second annual .Big Bend Marine
Offshore Round-up (held in
conjunction with -the fishing
tournament). The Contender will
go to the boat with the heaviest

combined (aggregate) weight of all
three, species of fish (amberjack,.
grouper, and/or cobia).
"Fred Morgan of Big Bend

Marine donated this boat through
Contender, and his. contribution is
having a huge impact on the
tournament. It is a: tremendous

community gift and we want to
extend our thanks to Fred for his
"* Please 'see page 2

K-9 teams arrive for training

Nearly 100 K-9 law enforcement
teams will gather in Perry for the
4th annual K-9 Training and
Problem Solving Workshop to be
hosted by American Aluminum
Accessories May 8-12;
Officers from across 'the
southeast and Florida will take part
in the training; which culminates
with a free demonstration program

Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m., at
Dorsett Stadium. In case of rain,.
the event will be* held at Forest
Capital Hall.
"This event has continued to
grow every year," American
Aluminum's Laura Albritton said.
"We invite parents to bring their'
children for the special'
demonstration, which will include

Bundy's story lives...long after hi

Staff writer
On Feb. 9, 1978, 12-year-old
Kimberly Diane Leach left Lake
City Junior High School and never
arri ed home. According to a
friend, she was seen entering a
vehicle with a stranger who drove
Six weeks later, her body was
found in an abandoned hog pen in
Suwannee County. ,
The disappearance of Leach and

Jerry Blair

the resulting trial would bring
Third Judicial Circuit State
Attorney Jerry Blair into the case
of one of the United States' most
recognized serial killers, Theodore
"Ted" Bundy.
Blair recently gave the Perry
Rotary Club a rare first-person
account of the infamous killer and
his own part in Bundy's trial.
"Every time I think he's done, he
sticks his head back up," he said of
Although more than two decades
have passed since the serial killer's
trial and 17 years since his
execution, Blair still get requests
from .TV documentaries and news
programs to tell his part of the
story. A&E television contacted
him several years ago for an
episode of "Biography" on Bundy.
Blair, who plans to retire in
2008, has served as state attorney
for the Third Circuit since 1978,
one year before the Leach
While the Third Circuit is the
second smallest in the state in
terms of population, it is the second
largest in land area and has its
share of heinous crimes, Blair said.
"The Third Circuit is intersected
by federal and state highways

which bring us interesting
characters," he said.
Aileen Wuornos, the female
serial killer portrayed in the movie,
"Monster," which won actress
Charlize Theron ,an Academy
Award, killed her last victim in

serial killers, murdered several
babies and an elderly man in Perry
and surrounding counties. Falling
was recently denied parole after
spending 25 years in prison for her
Three weeks before Leach

Wi e were in one room waiting for the
jury. Bundy and his lawyers were in another,
but they opened up into the same hallway. I
stepped out into the hall and Bundy was just,
leaving his room. He said to me, 'Mr. Blair, I'm
sorry.' I told him, 'So am 1.' To this day I don't
know what he meant by 'I'm sorry.' I don't
know if it was for the inconvenience to me,
being away from my family, or if he was
sorry for the murders."

Dixie County only a few miles
south of Tennille.
Christine Falling, whom Blair
described as one of the United
States' first documented female

disappeared from the front of her
school, a man broke into the Chi
Omega sorority house at Florida
State University in Tallahassee,
killing two students and brutally

a 'meet & greet session with K-9
officers and their K-9 partners. We-
will have prize drawings for me e
children and the concession stand
will be open," Albritton said.
North American Police W(A
Dog Association (NAPWDAi
certification has also been added:k
"'. Please see page 2

is death

attacking two others. Only hours:
later two other women were
attacked at a nearby apartment
On Feb, 8, a man driving a white
van had approached a 14-year-old
girl leaving school in Jacksonville.
Something about the man worried,
her and her brother, who arrived to
pick her up, and quickly got her
into his car. They took note of the
van's license number. Their father
was the chief of investigators of t he
Jacksonville police department and
he decided to show them mug
shots. They picked out Bundy's
photo from his previous run-ins
with the law.
Both the van and plates were
stolen, and this would spell the
downfall for Bundy in the Leach
case after it was found by police.
On Feb. 15, Pensacola Police: I
Officer David Lee noticed a parked
orange Volkswagen bug he did not
recognize and decided to check the
plates. When he determined they
were stolen, he attempted to
apprehend the suspect, who fled.
After a short pursuit and a brief
struggle, Lee had the man in:
custody. He turned out to be"
-* Please see page 3



A-2 The Taco Times may3. 2006

Officers appeal denied

Continued from page. 1
physical injury, but'he would not-
make a blatant or oe en threat- -onl
making statements that would
suggest the presence of a threat.-"
,Tucker was placed on $10,000
bond by. County Judge Stephen
"Buddy" Murphy, who also
ordered all of Tucker's personal
guns be confiscated.
Shortly afterward. TCSO Sheriff
L. E. "Bummy" Williams contacted
the Leon County Sheriffs Office
and asked that its department
conduct an internal affairs
Williams said he went out of
county, so "the investigation %kould
be as unbiased and fair. as
The investigative findings, in
part state. "The statements
gathered in this investigation and
the criminal investigation,
establish that Dep. Tucker's
conduct/action during this incident
a< j Hiolent and disruptive in
Dep. Tucker became
confrontational with (the victim),
due to a third party and he reacted
mi a manner that ultimately lead to
his arrest.
"Statements/evidence in the
criminal investigation and
statements in this internal
intestigation support that he was
serball\ aggressive/abusive,
threatening and that he physically
caused damages
S'Aso. including his own

admission, he consumed alcoholic
beverages, which reportedly was
b, obvious about his person and he
was showing signs of impairment.
Dep Tucker doesn't contribute
his coOsumiption of alcohol to his
actions, but he admits that after
consuming alcoholic -beverages
-and his emouons being at a level
that he w as upset, he went to (the
vic'iim's" house, and as a result his
actions %were offensive and violent.
"Dep Tucker "%as terball',
aggressive to. ard la '.
enforcement. admitting that he v, J<
'loud. pissed off and pretty' upset
and the 'conduct he reportedly
displayed, eten after being taken
into custody was unbecoming.
"Dep. Tucker s behavior/conduci
. during this incident lacked respect
for the rights of others or the la. .s
of this state. His action-s were SOIel
of the same that he. .as a la'..
enforcement officer, took an o.uth
to prevent or take a law tul action
. "Dep. Tucker took an oath and
being held Io a higher standard, lie
allowed his emotions and opinions
of the Law relanng to his marital
situation/status at the time of this
incident to distort his judgment and
affect his decision-making and
handling of this incident.
"The above information also
-violates and supports a sustained
finding for each of the follow ing:
Action to be taken % hen an
employee is under criminal
investigation or has been arrested:
*: Conduct unbecoming tle'el
two violation p;

Conduct which creates doubt
regarding honesty (level four
Use of alcohol off duty (level
two violation);
Untruthfulness in an official
proceeding (level five violation);
Commission of a crime (level
five violation)."
In a letter dated April 19,
Williams notified Tucker as to the
termination of his employment..
Williams also admonished Tucker
in the letter, saying, "Your actions
have adversely affected the
integrity of the Taylor County
Sheriffs Office."
On April 24, Tucker requested a
"predetermination conference,"
which is similar to a grievance
hearing. At the conference, Tucker
had two representatives from
TCSO and Williamrn appointed
ainLot. ier ,1.' O
Ti,L'ethilr the tour ekcied a
chairni.in. I1Io preidedl '-. er the
conleience. \\ irc-e- ',.ele called
J n1d ; I, 'll l: le d t lCtti_', I
TheI panel ..lecided t ,: delete the
police ilat-ion which leads.
'conduct .' which l create, doubt
regarding honest., because the',
felt it .as a.1 epetitinri of the
'uiitruthtiuine-s in all ottH.'ial
proceedings, polic, lolationl for
k.hich Tucker had also been cited
b', Le,'on Count in' estigators.
The panel irinani111moulV reed
i, Ith \\iliham 's decision ito
temirnaie Tucker. \hose last da\
was Frid.t\. April 2S. at 5 p m.

Meet K-9 "officers."

-Continued from page 1
Nery generous donatiori," Optimist
memberr and tournament volunteer
.Jeff Merschman said.
SWe are expecting more than
.~0 anglers from all over the state
and Georgia. In the past, we have
:iad people compete from as far
away as Kentucky and Ft. Myers.
Yhtis is a great event that benefits
'bur local youth right here in Taylor

New member

'brings wealth

of experience'

to Buckeye

-Continued from page 1

Continued from page 1
this year's training line-up.
NAPWDA trainers w ill be
joined by master trainers in
presenting the file da'.s of
instruction, including: i from
NAPWDA) Jan Scofheld, Ben
Bennett, Jim Waison. Mantt Hall.
Mark Oli\e. Oscar Hall. Brian
Woods. John Hoover. John
.Brannon and Kevin Lindstad:
Dave Agata. Coral Springs Police
Department; Chris Vaughn.
Kennedy Space Center: Ed Reyes.

County. Last year, we raised more
than $40.000."
The tournament will begin at
7 a.m. with weigh-in at 4 p.m
Official weigh-in sites will be
located at Keaton Beach Marina
and Fiddler's Restaurant in
Cash prizes will be awarded in
the following categories: $1.5001
each for largest trout and largest
grouper; $750 for second largest
trout; $500 for second largest
grouper; and $500 for largest
Tournament tickets i.$50 each
are available at Ace Hardware.
Keaton Beach Marina. Fiddler's.


:active in numerous state and .
:national organizations having
.ser ed as vice chair of- the
.Golernor's Commission for. a
:Sustainable South Florida and
:.as a director of the
-Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Foundation and the American
Cancer Society.
:; She is marked to Dr. Thomas
:Kent "T.K." Wetherell, the current
president of Florida State
"We are pleased that Ms.
Wetherell has agreed to join the
Buckeye board of directors.
.5he brings a wealth.of experience
i:n both industry and governmental
:matters,, and we feel she will
$5e 'a valuable contributor to our
company's future success,"
,Buckeye Chairman David B.
Ferraro said.

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Conser' action Conlnision: and
Bob Campbell of Marion
Amnicria'n Aluminum n' ,llt aloI
hold a benefit raffle the e' ening of
the demonstration to benefit Callie
Blanton. the Ta\ lor Counti toddler
kwho recenitl rece-,ed a liner
Chance- foii a Coleman propane
grill .ill be cold for $1 each.
The grill! .a donated b\ Pepsi
Bottling Group. Albrition

Sea Hag _Marinn and the
Perr. lTa lor C'otiiit Chamber of
Comnmerc.e. Tickets for the
offshore round-up are available
for an additional $51i. per
N special capt.iin' dinner -i. ill be
held Frida night, Mlai 6. at
Fiddler's in Steinhatchee.
Ratffle tickets to win a new.
16-fooi Carolina Skiff are also on
sale. as x ell as chances to w.in
$ 1.01110 ll cash
The salt after fishing tournament
is being sponsored b,, the Ta lor
Counts Tourism Detelopment
Council. Sea Tw.o and Thomas
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Tournament raised $40,000

- !


Over 5 years

Bundy killed 29 women in 7 states

A-3 The Taco Times May 3, 2006

Continued from page. 1
The search for Leach involved
one of the most extensive
manhunts in Florida history, Blair
said. During the search, police
were collecting all types of
potential evidence, including the
contents of an ashtray found in an
area in Suwannee County.
The cigarette butts matched
those found in the van, which led
investigators to concentrate their
search in that area. On April 7,
Leach's body was found.
Bundy was first tried for the
killings in Tallahassee. The trial
was later moved to Miami and in
July he was found guilty.
Then it was Blair's turn to try
Bundy for Leach's murder.
"We tried to get a jury in Live
Oak," Blair said.
Each day Bundy was transported
to the courthouse by the Highway
Patrol, he said. Blair and his team
had offices outside the courthouse
and did not have keys to the
building. One day they found
themselves locked out of the
building, only. to see Bundy
laughing at them through, an
upstairs window.
: One of Blair's assistants
responded with a rude hand
.gesture, which Bundy returned
later that day while in the court
The judge soon decided that it
was impossible to find an impartial
jury in Live Oak arid the trial was
moved to Orlando.
"There was only one major
outburst from Bundy -during the
trial," Blair said.
During jury selection, Bundy's
lawyers had used all of their
allotted objections to block
potential jurors, allowing Blair to
pick and choose the last couple of
The last juror chosen was an
.editor for the Orlando Sentinel, a
;paper which had run lead stories on
the trial since its move.
"When we asked the man who he
saw when he looked at Ted Bundy,
'he replied, 'A convicted murderer.'
We knew-he., was. just the m -,ai we ...
wanted on ourjury," Blair said.
Bundy became irate and charged
at Blair before being restrained by
"I'm always asked whether I was
scared. I tell them no. Bundy was
only known to have hurt brunette
The only personal encounter,

Blair had with Bundy was while
they were waiting for the jury to
come back with a verdict.
"We were in one room waiting
for the jury. Bundy and his lawyers
were in another, but they opened
up into the same hallway. I stepped
out into. the hall and Bundy was
just leaving his room.
"He said to me, 'Mr. Blair, I'm
"I told him, 'So am I.'
"To this day I don't know what
he meant by 'I'm sorry.' I don't
know if it was for the
inconvenience to me, being away
from my family, or if he was sorry
for the murders."
The white van Bundy had used
in his attempted kidnapping in
Jacksonville was featured
prominently in the case against
him. Soil found on the wheel rims
was consistent with the soil and
foliage found in the area near
where Leach's body was found.
Fiber samples were also found in
the van matching both Bundy's
clothing as well as Leach's.
The trial took a strange turn
when hypnosis entered the story.
One of the state's witnesses had
been hypnotized to help him
remember what he had seen. The
defense was prepared to attack the
credibility of the witness, forcing
the prosecution to hire a hypnosis
"expert" from the west coast.
When jury selection ran long,
however, the expert sent his
assistant instead. After the man
testified, he told Blair he no longer
had to worry about the case.
"He told me he'd hypnotized the
jury while he was testifying," Blair
The Bundy trial is one of the
major reasons hypnosis is not
a llov.ed in courtrooms, he said.
Once both sides rested, it 'took"
the jury only seven hours to return
with a guilty verdict and shortly
thereafter Bundy was sentenced to
After the trial, Bundy began
confessing to other murders from
around the country.
"He would tell them just enough
to try to get officers to request a
stay of execution," Blair said.
.-Ofqcias, saw through his plain
and did not slow his e\ecunon, he
"He would never admit anything
about Kim Leach," he said.
"Maybe it was just too painful."
Leach was Bundy's last and
youngest victim.
Bundy's part in the tale ended
around 7 a.m. on Jan. 24, 1989,

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when he was finally executed in
Florida's electric chair.

Ted Bundy
"There was an absolute circus
atmosphere at the execution," Blair
said. "People were selling t-shirts,
hats and food. Orlando disc
jockeys were playing songs like,
'Bye, bye, Ted Bundy, Good-bye' to
the tune of 'American Pie'."
Blair was one of 12 official
witnesses at Bundy's execution.
"I was probably six feet away.

He said something to me but I
honestly don't know what he said."
During the execution the only
physical sign of something
happening was that his hands
clinched, Blair said.
After Bundy's trial for Leach's
*murder, all of the officers involved
in Bundy's cases met to discuss the
man and his crimes.
Their best estimate is Bundy
killed at least 29 women over five
years in seven states.
Since his trial, two movies have
been made and dozens of books
have been written about Bundy.
Richard W. Larsen, author of
"Ted Bundy--The Deliberate
Stranger," talked with Blair during
the Leach trial.
Quoting a conversation he had
with Larsen about'the enormity of
the trial and press coverage, Blair
said, "History is made up of
ordinary people thrust into
extraordinary situations."

Louis Coulter and her daughter accept Buckeye, Florida's,
award for "Most Outstanding Workplace Campaign" from Unitei'
Way's Glenda Hamby, right. Coulter was co-coordinator for'
Buckeye's 2005-06 campaign, which raised more tha;F
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Families welcome new daughters

Allison Brooke
Bryant and Lindsey Brantley of
Gainesville announce the birth of
their daughter, Allison Brooke, on
March 7, 2006, at 5:02 p.m. in
Capital Regional Medical Center
in Tallahassee.
The new arrival weighed 7
pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Gilbert and Gena Parker. Maternal
great grandparents include the late
J.C. and Evalee Parker, Betty
Green and the late Chester Green.
Al Ray and Cheryl Brantley are
the baby's paternal grandparents.
Her paternal great grandparents
include L.R. and Mary Jo Thomas
,of Perry, and Geneva Suggs of

August wedding planned
Linda Smith of Brooksville announces the engagement of
her daughter, Dawn Swearingen of Perry, to Joseph Fuller,
also'of Perry, the son of Virginia Maynard of Bartow and the
late Eldridge Fuller. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of
the late Ramon Kludy. The wedding will be an event of August

Allison Brooke Brantley

Rose Jeanette
Matthew Mansfield and
Michelle Love-Mansfield of
Lichtenfels, Germany, announce
the birth of their daughter, Rose
Jeanette, on March 22, 2006, at
1:56 p.m.
The new arrival weighed 8
pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20.87
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Don
and Susan Love of Perry, and
Jamey and Barbara Wilkinson of
Paternal grandparents are Milton
and Gail Mansfield of Gainesville.
Rose Jeanette joins a brother,
Austin Love, who is 13.
(Michelle Love-Mansfield is
from Perry, but she and her
husband are currently stationed in
Germany with the U.S. Army.
Her husband was recently deployed
to Iraq.)
Hayden Ella Durham
Lee and Hollie Durham of Perry
announce the birth of their
daughter, Hayden Ella, on April 4,
2006, at 4:57 p.m. in Capital
Regional Medical Center.
The new arrival weighed 8
pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20
inches long. ,
Richard and Kay Rowell are the
baby's maternal grandparents. His
maternal great grandparents are Al
and Lou Moore, Mary Rowell and

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There was a day when people ate dressing and toss gently; serve to the four featured gardens.

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Charles Ward
May 6, 2006
Claire Neal
Allen Burke
May 6, 2006
Coleen Fuquay
Chad Agn6r
7 June 3, 2006
Eleana Partin
Josha Glover
June 3, 2006
Mjsty McKenzie
Daniel Reed
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Ebony Pigford
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Ashley & Paul DeGuire
Boy due May 8, 2006 '
Allison (Camp)
& Chuck Finley
Boy due May 23, 2006
Tammy & James Poppell
Girl due May 27, 2006
Lori & Joshua Yates
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Claire Neal and Allen Burke remind friends and relatives of their
wedding Saturday, May 6, at 4 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. A
reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

Bastian, Smith to marry
Wallace and Darla Pitts of Perry announce the engagement
of their daughter, Beth Bastian, to Ricky Smith; the son of
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B&G to sponsor food program

Both the Veterans Park and
Jerkins units of the Boys & Girls
Club of Perry/Taylor County as
well as the Steinhatchee club will
be participating in the Summer
Food Service Program during the
months of May, June and July.
Nutritionally balanced meals
will be provided to all children
during summer vacation when
school breakfasts and lunches are
not available. All children 18
years old and younger are eligible
for meals at no charge.
The Jerkins Unit, located at
1201 Martin Luther King Avenue,

Smith, Stewart
Burch inducted
Phi Thefa Kappa, the
international honor society of two-
year colleges, inducted new
members in a formal ceremony at
North Florida Community
College April 10.
PTK inductees must' have a
GPA of 3.2 or higher and have
completed a minimum of 12
college credit hours to receive an
Kevin Smith, Dianne Stewart
and Annetta Burch, all of Taylor
County, were among the 16
students selected to participate, in
Phi. Theta Kappa President
Suzanne Godfrey and Co-Vice
Presidents Lane Gniewek and
Jamie Ledee conducted the
cr '.rt .n\ .,, .

will serve breakfast bctxccon p.m. The unit is located at 918 N.
8:3() and ) a.m. Lunch will he Washington St.
served from noon until 1:30 p.m. The Steinhatchee club, located
The Veterans Park Unit will at 1209 First Ave. SE, will serve
serve breakfast from S until 9 a.m. breakfast from S until 9 a.m. and
and lunch from noon until 1:30 lunch from noon until 1 p.m.
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The Taylor County High
baseball team was slated to travel
to Jacksonville-Episcopal Tuesday
night for a first-round contest in
the state playoffs.
The Bulldogs, victims of a rare
7th-inning triple-play Thursday
against Florida High in the district
finals, qualified for the state
tourney by finishing runners-up in
District 3-3A.
The second place finish not only
cost the 'Dogs the district title,
but also the home-field advantage
in the state tournament.
Taylor County (16-11) will face
an Episcopal (14-13) team that has
been hot over the last month. The
team from Jacksonville has reeled
off eight straight wins including a

Some 80 players are out this year for spring football practice at Taylor County High School.
The Bulldogs will wrap up spring drills May 17 with a jamboree game in Monticello.

Spring training opens;

80 play!
Taylor County High Head
Football Coach Price Harris
opened his first spring training
session Monday with some 80
players showing up for drills.
Harris, who joined the program
last summer and led the Bulldogs
to a state playoff appearance in his
first season, reported a good start
to the spring campaign.
"The young men have been
working hard in the weight room,
where we are leaps and bounds

ahead of last year," he said.
Spring practice will culminate
Ma\ 17 %when. the Bulldogs. travel
to MNlonnicello tor d jamboree
game. Other teams involved.
include Jefferson County, North
Florida Christian and FAMU
High. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.
Harris said he was pleasantly
surprised to have nearly 40 eighth
graders showing up at Monday's
practice. Most of those rising
ninth graders will play jayvee ball,.
he said, but he was nonetheless
impressed with the turnout.
The Bulldogs return 13 starters
from last year's team, eight on
defense and five on offense.
" Chief among those returnees are
rising seniors Georgie Armstrong
and Jacob Meacham, the coach
said.. .
Meacham led the team in tackles
last year. Armstrong was second.
Both players have worked hard in
the off-season and lead the team in
the first "Super Dawg Test,"
which grades players on strength,
speed and agility.
"Our rising seniors, have been
leading the way and we look
forward to that leadership,
continuing to blossom," Harris

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This year the Bulldogs will try
to utilize a three wide receiver set
with split backs, the coach said.
"We are excited about the
prospects and feel as if the
offensive line (Adam Cook, Drew
Southerland, Carl Padgett) will be
improved and the defense should
be.solid up front," Harris said.
The coach said rising junior
wide receive Greg Sneed 'and
rising sophomore running back
Brychoski Jackson should add
some offensive punch to the
Bulldogs' attack.
The _team _will practice in
helmets. and shorts through
Wednesday before donning full
pads on Thursday.
"Everybody looks good in
shorts. We'll really. see what we
have Thursday when we begin
contact," he said.
The team will play an intra-
stuad game on May 12. The
Orange vs. Blue contest will get
underway at 6 p.m. Admission is
Harris said the team has adopted
two mottos this year.
"The first is 'Commitment'.
Being committed is essential to
our success this year, and 50
young men have 'committed to the
program this year," he said.
"The second motto has been

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'Finish Strong'. Everything we
have done has been to finish
strong. Every drill, every rep in
the weight room, every early
morning work out...finish strong.
We will continue this during the
summer and take that attitude to
finish strong this coming season,"
Harris said.

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
awarded. Fred Morgan of Big
Bend Marine has secured another
Contender boat for the grand prize
for a three-specie offshore rally.
Visit www.perryoptimist.org for
more information.

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7-5 victory over Jacksonville-
Bolles in the District 4-3A finals.
Bolles (19-8), which was
scheduled to travel to Florida High
(15-10) Tuesday, won its two
regular season outings against
Episcopal by 10-1 and 5-0
The scenario was very similar to
Taylor County's, which went into
last week's district tournament in
Jasper with a perfect 6-0 record in
district play including 4-2 and 3-2
regular-season wins over Florida
In Thursday's district final game
the Bulldogs, traiHng 5-3 in the
bottom of the seventh, managed to
load the bases with no outs.
Zach Bowden then stepped to

the plate and hit what appeared to.
be a game-winning grand slam but
it was inches foul.
Bowden then drilled a low line
drive that was fielded on a short'
hop by Florida High's third
baseman who stepped on third,
then threw home to get that
runner, then a throw to first got
the third out.
The disappointing loss for the
'Dogs will likely keep them on
the road if they get by Episcopal
A win will force them to travel
to the winner of the Chipley (18-
8) vs. Walton (10-15) game this
Friday in the regional semifinals.
The regional finals will be held
Tuesday, May 9..

Flowers is fourth

in state high jump

Taylor County High track team
member Tambrika Flowers placed
fourth in the high jump at the
Class 2A state track meet last
week in Jacksonville'.
Flowers' leap of 5-4 was two
inches off first place. Fourteen
athletes from-all over the state


participated in the event.
Tradelvan Whetsel, who also
qualified for the state meet in 200
meter dash, failed to qualify for the
state finals after finishing 11th in
the preliminaries with a time of
22.61 seconds.

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What is a Wesleyan?
Beginning Wednesday, May 17, a series of Bible studies on the topic,
"What is a Wesiceyan?" will showcase the church's history and how it
evolved from apostolic days until the present.
"We will discuss denominational differences and how that relates to the
Church of Jesus Christ, as well as talk about where the church is headed,"
said Pastor Gary M. Gossett. A children's program is also scheduled; both
are planned from 7 until 8 p.m.
"All are welcome," said Gossett. The Perry Wesleyan Church recently
re-located to the old Grace. Methodist building at 1012 S. Washington St.
"You can see the progress of the transformation right before your eyes."
For additional information, please call 584-2124.
Russell speaks at Methodist church
Dr. Brian D. Russell, "described as a thinker, writer, teacher and devoted
follower of Jesus," will be the featured speaker for a Renewal Weekend at
the First United Methodist Church, May 5-7.
Russell is the. associate professor of biblical studies on the Orlando
campus of Asbury Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on Old
Testament interpretation although his "scholarly focus" is on the books of
Exodus and Psalms.
Services begin Friday at 7 p.m. and resume Saturday at 9:30 a.m.,
concluding at noon. At 7 p.m., he will host a question and answer session
at the Perry Elks Lodge. "This will be a great opportunity to bring your
friends and family members," said Pastor Matt Wallis. Desserts and finger
foods will be served. "Brian will close his time with us by preaching
during the morning services on Sunday, May 7. I know you will want to
be here for this."
Remember, in addiii,.n to the church's traditional 11 a.m. worship, a
-Jcontemporary service is:now held at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday "featuring
lively music." Nursery workers are available for both services.
96th Homecoming celebrated by St. John's
St John's Christian Fellowship %ill celebrate is %th Homecoming
Sunday May 7, ,,ih fellowship beginning ati I am on the church
grounds. Patior Mark McElfreh invites everyone to come enjoy the
picnic celebrati,,n and encourage, chIldren to ,ear so imsuiis for the giant
,lip-and-Nlidc Festi'..ities % ill also include a Moonv.alk as well as games
and prizcor: torihe kid,, There %\ ill be no Sunda) School this Sunday.
2006 Women's Conference slated Mlay 6th
"Getting Back to Basics" is the theme of the 2006 Women's. Conference
at Evangel Christian Fellowship on Saturday, May 6. Prophetess Tracey
Stewart w ill he the guesi speaker.
Regiiri-non gets underwa-, at 8:30 a m ,,iih doughnuts, coffee and
lui proidcd The morning session is planned from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.
wiih a chef salad lunch follow ing. An afternoon session will extend from
32:30-2 p.m.
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be served for their lunch. To make adequate preparations, advance
registration is required. Please send your $15 registration fee to the church
at 1454 Courtney Road, Perry, FL 32347, or call 838-2309 or 838-3222.
Men's devotional planned for Friday
The monthly gathering of men that includes lunch and a brief
inspirational message by the Rev. Eddie Blalock will be Friday, May 5, at
the M.A. Rigoni Cookhouse on North U.S. 19 (north of the former
Highway Patrol Station).
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., followed by the
message which will conclude at 12:35 p.m.
The cost is $5; all men are invited.
Mercy Mountain Boys sing here Saturday
The Perry First Church of God on Highway 221 North will stage its
monthly gospel sing on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Featured groups will
include the Mercy Mountain Boys and Crimson Flow.
Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.m.; everyone is invited.
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Charles Arthur Revels
Charles Arthur Revels, .71, died
May 1, 2006, in Madison:
Mr. Revels was born Dec. 7,
1934, in Dixie County. He was a
lifelong resident of Madison and
worked with Greenville Timber
Company and Madison Pallet Mill
for more than 30 years. He was a
member of Midv.way Baptisi
Church in Lee.
Sur\i\ors include: his ;ife of
45 years, Margic Re els: one son,
Eddie Revels of Monticello; one
-grandson; five sisters, Maxine
Hann of Perry, Wanda Wiiliami.
lMargaret Thomas, and Sandy
Walker, all of Lee, and Pat Holmes
of Live Oak.
.He was preceded in death by
two brothers, Ronnie Revels and
.Otis Re' els.
.- Please see page 8

Friday 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 am 12:00 noon
"How to Live Our Mission Faithfully"
Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Question and answer session at the '-
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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.

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my practice elsewhere. ITwould like to thank Dr. I
Shugar for bringing me in; Doctors' Memorial
Hospital, its employee and medical staff; Dr. Khodr and my co-workers

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Services will be held Thursday,
May 4, at 11 a.m. at Midway
Baptist Church with interment
following in Midway Cemetery in
Family members will receive
friends today, May 3, from 6-8
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in
Madison which is in charge of
John L. Tuten
John L. Tuten, 76, died April 30,
2006, in Tallahassee.
Boni in High Springs, he was a
lifelong resident of Taylor County.
Mr..Tuten previously worked as a
drag line operator in the limerock
industry. He attended Lighthouse
Revival Center.
He was preceded in death by two
grandchildren, Jonathan Hilson
and Donna Lynn Tuten, and one
great grandchild, Elaini Hilson.
Survivors include: his wife of 55
years, Emma Ruth Tuten of Perry;
two sons. Johnnie F. Tuten and
Ronnie F. Tuten, both of Perry; a
daughter, -Linda Brown of Perry;
11 grandchildren: 11 great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces

and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home with Dennis
Nobles officiating. Interment will
follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Family members will receive
friends today, May 3, from 6 until
8 p.m. at Bums Funeral Home,
which is in charge of

Roy Eugene
Markle Jr.
Roy Eugene Markle Jr., 60, died
April 27, 2006, in Gainesville.
Born in Bainbridge, Ga., he had
lived in Perry all of his life. He
worked as a mechanic with Martin
Survivors include: his wife,
Dorothi Markle of Perry; a son,
James Markle of Perry; three
daughters, April Markle, Mandy
Markle and Samantha Tyler, all of
Perry; and a sister, Sandy Markle
of Perry.
Memorial services will be held
today, May 3, at 6 p.m. at Joe P.
Bums Funeral Home, which is in
charge of arrangements.

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The New Brooklyn Homecoming Committee wishes to thank all those
who supported the church's weekly fish fry dinners, and also the people
who-worked to make these events successful. These dinners have been
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organizers said. "There will be music, games, prizes and fun for everyone."
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. Community celebrates

with fun and fellowship

Fun and fellowship were
enjoyed by all who took part in the
annual Easter Sunday gathering
held at Loughridge Park.
"This has been a long-time event
in the community for years--just
lots of fun playing softball,
cruising through the park and just
enjoying the beautiful day with
friends and family," Wayne
Dunwoody said.
"There were no incidents or
accidents!" he added.
The weekend was also host to
the first Easter Weekend Talent
Show, featuring a free-style Battle
Royal competition, dance, singing
and modeling.
Jabaree Williams and Michael
Ridgeway faced off in the freestyle
competition, with Williams
delivering a performance "that
rocked the house, unanimously
making him the winner,"
Dunwoody said.
Held at the Perry Men's Club,
the event attracted more than 200

"This event is one step toward an
effort by Anthony White and other
members of the community to start
a Community Theatre & Talent
show series. We're committed .to

working together with the City of
Perry to help our youth develop
into productive, citizens in a non-
violent and non-drug

In Steinhatchee

Services expanded

The Taylor Senior Citizens Center is expanding services in the
Steinhatchee area.
Ser\ ices in Steinhatchee now include home delivered meals, case
management. homemaking, personal care, respite, companionship,
referral and information services.
"These services offered by the Taylor Senior Citizens Center are
intended to better our seniors' lives and well-being for those age 60
and oler \\ho meet income and physical qualifications. An
assessment is required before clients receive services," OAA
Coordinator A.J. Burch said.
If \ou are a resident of Steinhatchee age 60 and over, and would
like to inquire about these services, please call the Taylor. Senior
Citizens Center at 1850) 584-4924. The center is open Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 800 West Ash
Street in Perry.

Hart named 'Master Logger'

Robert Hart of R. Hart Timber,
Inc., h.as completed a three-day
education program designed to
train timber harvesters in
environmentally sound, safe and
efficient logging practices.
Completion of this training earned
Hari the industry designation of
Master Logger--a professional
logger .. ith at least one successful
year of operating experience.
Hart returns to the Taylor County
area "v. ith improved credentials to
offer logging and forestry services
in this. growing segment of the
Local and state-economy."
In 2003, forestry contributed
nearly $2 billion to .the Taylor
County economy, making it the #1
Florida county in forest products
Approximately 7,700 employees
work directly in the county's forest
industry, which generates a $577

million payroll. Forest products
and paper companies within the
state collectively generate $16.6

Robert Hart

billion in manufactured products
and create over 133,000 jobs in
local communities.
, Hart traveled to Lake City,
where he participated in sessions
with 39 other loggers. The classes
covered technological innovations
in the logging industry,
environmental management, the
changing wood supply and
demands -for more, sophisticated
business practices.
Lectures included topics on
timber, security, endangered
species, planning for forest
harvests, business .finance, wage
management, logging safety, legal
affairs and the latest in
environmental regulations.
The Master Logger program is
sponsored by the Florida Forestry
Association and the Florida
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
State Implementation Committee.

For 15th consecutive year

Perry declared 'Tree City USA

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(Clockwise) Tambrika Flowers and pet cruising through the
park; Clara Sparrows and friends cooling off at the concession
stand; Battle Royal winner Jabaree Williams; Michael
Ridgeway and Jabaree Williams face off free-style; Jabaree
Williams is declared the winner; Zavian Flowers makes an
Easter fashion statement; and pals Nathanial Washington and
Christopher Reaves enjoy Easter in the park. (Photos by Wayne Dunwoody)

Perry has been named a Tree
City USA by The National Arbor
Day Foundation to honor its
commitment to community forest--
this is the 15th year Perry has
received this national recognition. .
The Tree City USA program is
sponsored by the foundation in
cooperation with the National
Association of State Foresters and
the USDA Forest Service.
Perry has met the four standards
to become a Tree City USA by
having the following: a tree board

or department; a tree care
ordinance; a comprehensive
community forestry program; and
an Arbor Day observance.
"Trees are a vital component of
the infrastructure in our cities and
towns, and provide environmental
and economical benefits," .said
John Rosenow, president of The
National Arbor Day Foundation.
"A community, .and its citizens,
that recognize these benefits and
provide needed care for its trees
deserves recognition and thanks."


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AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon., 7 p.m., main hangar'at the Perry/Foley
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m. ;
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
** Perry Woman's. plub,: .second Wed.,
noon (Sept to May subject.to change).
,, Rotary Club: tues., noon at Joyce's

Main Street Cafe.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday,i 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-

Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tu'es. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
_Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs.,
9 a.m., 'at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719
South Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon.,'5 p.m. at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School, Board: first and
third Tuies., 7 p.m. .
,Taylor Colunty Soil & Water Board:
- fourth Mbrf., 7 p.m., Chaparral Steakhouse.

Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: third
Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed. 5 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.

Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest 'Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: first
Thursday, 7 p.m:, at 901 North Calhoun
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., -7 p.m. Tribal grounds,
Lyman Hendry Road.

Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods, Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7.p.m. Call 584-9185.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
Quincy Street.
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,
1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
o Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m: to noon, Taylor County Public

Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at -Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; 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
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 Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Center Street.
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Sons of AMVETS: second Tuesday,
7 p.m., 2499 Woods Creek Road.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Tuesday at VFW Post on Center Street,
7 p.m. For additional information, please call
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).

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'Why would you support power plant here?'
Dear Editor: from Buckeye, which is first in the coal fired electric plants in the state
Mothers. Fathers. Aunim. Uncles. stat for that pollution, of Florida.
Grandparents. The joys of your 28,321 asthma attacks, in 2002, Please see page 3
lives are the children in them. were attributed to emissions from
You protect and nourish them. rn
You give them immunization shots
to protect them from harmful C o n
diseases. You give them helmets

when bike riding ,and horseback
riding, to protect their heads. You
give them knee and elbow pads to
protect them: while skateboarding
and skating.
You teach them the harmful
effects of smoking, drinking and
using drugs.You teach safe driving
and instill that courtesy goes a lot
further than road rage. You teach
healthful eating habits. You
educate them not to go with
strangers. You give swimming
lessons and safe boating classes
when living near the water.
From cradle to grave parents
protect their offspring. If it be
human, animal, fowl or fish the
basic instinct is always there.
Safety first. Protect the children.
Keep them safe from harm.
So, wyhy would you support a
noxious,: .oxic spewing power
plant in' your backyard?
The toxins are mercury, sulfur
and nitrogen oxides, and carbon
dioxide. You already have lead

Dear Editor:
Once I had a sign in my office
saying: "I kin talk about injunears,
cuz I are one." I learned to spell
entropy, enthalpy, and
thermodynamics, but I never
learned to spell injunear. You
know, injunears are sort of like the
ladies that go on a diet, always
counting calories, only injunears
count not only calories but BTU's
also. .
I learned a lot about heat and
power plants in that Gator School
of Injunears. I also learned a lot
about heat, fire and smoke from
my scoutmaster, Mr. Henry
Dorsett. Mr. Henry would gather
us scouts in a circle around the
campfire. The more wood we
would,pile on the fire, the hotter it
got. Now, can you imagine what it
would be like if you built a second
fire close to the first one, while we
were gathered around the circle?
Well, Mr. Henry would show you
that the heat would drive you away.

Taco T#imes

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
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Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
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And, if some smart aleck went and
poured wet leaves on the fire, then
the smoke would drive you away.
I can't believe that an injunear is
figuring on a power, plant next to
Sthe paper mill. Maybe, the heat
might not drive us out of town, but
the equivalent of the wet leaves, an
atmospheric inversion, will have
us hacking and coughing all the
way to the doctor's office. This
would be especially true with two
sources of pollution. Just think of
the circle of 'scouts around the
campfire. Two fires produce more
heat than one, and also twice as
much smoke.
One day, I am going back to my
alma mater and ask my professor if
this is not true. Also, I will tell him
I learned to spell engineer.
Respectfully submitted,
John Dickert

Writer: Show

the 'positive'

side of Taylor
Dear Editor:
Once again I received the
newspaper at my campground and
was horrified to see the headline
depicting "Falling is denied
parole." Does your newspaper
have nothing better to headline?
Perry is such a wonderful 'little
community which abounds with so
many "good" people and great
community events, why not
headline those items instead why
dwell on the appalling events?
I don't dare put a copy of your
newspaper on my counter for
guests to read as I believe the
articles would show the worst of
Perry not all the "good" that is
done our community. *
Maybe it's time for you to focus
on the positive in our community
and re-think some of your policies
and procedures for putting out a
newspaper with so many tourists
looking for a place to spend their
vacations and others who plan on
making a move into the area!
Thank you for your time.
Eleanor Ranniker
Manager Perry KOA

impaired students, and we already
have a very high number in our
school system.
The utility company has said
they are not interested in building
the newest, cleaner type plant in
our town and admit their plant
would pour out at least 300 pounds
of mercury a year on us. Since they
are not being truthful about their
plant in other ways, the mercury
amount would probably be a lot
higher than. they're admitting.
Some'states have already banned
coal burning plants and other states
are adopting stricter mercury laws
because the US. EPA has failed to
adopt strict enough, standards to
protect the health of the people.
Florida is not one of those states
enforcing stronger mercury laws.
That's why we need strong
leaders who would protect our
I want to know why: our
commissioners and other elected
.officials who are promoting this
plant so hard ,didn't do' the
necessary research and
investigation into coal plants
before inviting them in. And. why
didn't they ask us if we wanted a

Dear Editor:
One or more coal plant
supporters have sunk to a new low
I by trespassing onto private
property and stealing signs which
promoted the protection of
children from the proposed
polluting coal plant. This shows
how far th6y will go. That is theft!
If anyone has any information as to
the identity of thieves, please call
the sheriff and police departments.
I have already notified them.
Those signs were there for a
reason. It is a fact that mercury
emissions from coal-fired power
plants, and other pollutants, cause
serious health problems for both
children and adults. In children,
high mercury levels are linked to
lowered IQ scores, mental
retardation, developmental delays
and autism.
I have taught children with
learning disabilities. Any school
board member, teacher, school
administrator or any other public
official who supports this coal
plant is putting our children at
great risk, and making the job of
teaching even more difficult. A
coal plant would mean even more

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An unoccupied, unsuspecting villa sat on-.
the shores of Lake Martin Friday, thinking
how peaceful and quiet Life was. The birds
sang; the sun shone. Nobody rattled its
doors or jarred its appliances.
Until 3 p.m., that is.
At that moment in time, the villa became
the host home for a gathering of six college
friends who move money and mountains to
get together once each year.
The goal? In two days' time, we must
catch up en the other 363 days in the lives
of the other five families, scattered across
the three states: of Georgia, Alabama and
It is a daunting task, to be sure.
Moreover, it is a marathon of words.
So I talked in a marathon this weekend.
I didn't win, but I did finish. I departed
with not one word left in my body or soul.
It was the same peaceful feeling of quiet
that the villa must have experienced before
our arrival. Now I had that feeling, and the
birds were still singing.
I' have been in training for this.marathon
for some 49 years, starting easy with simple
words like "da-da" and "ma-ma" and moving
up the scale rapidly with words like college,
marriage, post-partum depression and out-
of-state tuition.
In fact, the crescendo of life from our
freshman year of college to our 33rd year as
friends, encompasses so much terrain that
we should be at a loss for words.
But we're not.
We never have been.
We discussed the husbands we married,
the children we birthed, the jobs we chose,
the pets we raised and occasionally we
wondered, "What were we thinking?" (but
never about the husbands).
It's comfortable to bare your soul with
people who know you well and will probably
forgive you (since they always have), as they
challenge your logic, question your motives,
hug your neck and tell you that you need to
get your hair cut.
It's okay if you can't think of, the right
word to finish your sentence, someone else
will. In fact, we enjoy words so much that
it's difficult to wait for another friend to
finish her sentence, when there's a soliloquy
inside you longing to get out.
But we took turns, and the conversation
gravitated from aging parents to peculiar
teenagers, funeral food, the job market for
college graduates, the annual income of
people one-third our age, and the
absurdities of Life.
"Who's gay?" was a question which jolted
the villa, as one friend overheard another
friend's conversational tangent.
And we all laid off the tortilla chips long
enough to hear the answer.
Eyebrows got extra exercise at this event,
as we shared eye contact to embellish the
words. We are older; we have experienced
diversity; we understand personal choices;

coal plant and more pollution?
This company wants to come in
here and drain millions of gallons
of water a day off our aquifer in an
area where wells already run dry.
Why are commissioners so willing
to let outsiders rob us of our water?
That land in the bay is our water
recharge area and is not suitable for
a contaminating coal plant. In
droughts, hundreds of sinkholes
open up out there and their
pollution would go right into our
water supply.
The officials and people of Leon,
Madison and other counties are
smart. They knew enough to ban
dirty coal plants from their
counties to protect their people.
What is wrong with our county
Our commissioners and
development authority have just
jumped on a band wagon with flat
tires, just like they did last year
with that bombing range scam they
put us through. The commissioners
and TCDA were all for that
bombing range, even after articles
showed what a scoundrel Mr.
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Midweek Muddle

A marathon talker


but our opinions on life, love and the
pursuit of happiness.- are much the
same...and we don't apologize for that or
much else.
"He had an affair?" we repeated in unison,
and grabbed for chocolate. Some days,
there's just isn't enough chocolate.
We talked on the deck overlooking the
lake. We talked on the pier extending into
the lake. We talked about the lake.
We talked in the kitchen while preparing
meals. We talked during meals. We talked
about the meals and what a wonderful
friend food is.
W\e even talked in the bathroom, like the
good old days of dorm life, six of us
perched on the tub, toilet and bathroom
We talked on the way to the car, we talked
inside the car, we talked about the car.
If there was quiet moment in the weekend,
it happened sometime between 2 and 8
a.m., and was short-lived. After all, you can
sleep anytime. We came to talk.
Once the coffee stopped its perking each
morning, we began ours. From the porch, to
the deck, to the couch, to the kitchen, to the
bedroom, to the restaurant or the grocery
store, back to the porch and the dining
room, table, the marathon of words pole-
vaulted to olympic proportions.
We remembered old boyfriends, and
didn't miss many of them. Then we heard
about the new boyfriends and girlfriends in
our domain--those who belong to our
children. We don't like them either.
"Your daughter's boyfriend lives with his
lesbian mother, her partner, and the
partner's daughter who's in high school and
has a baby?" someone asked, repeating the
Silence descended. Eyebrows tried not to
arch. Mouths dropped. And one friend
gathered her wits and asked, "Well, how's
she doing in band?"
"Wow, you are good," we said to the
friend, applauding her ability to look
beyond the horror of it all, and find
"Who cares about band?" said another
friend. "We need to talk about this." And
we did, Boy, did we.
It was very affirming to use this time to
determine that we were normal then and we
are normal now. And we regret that there
aren't 'as many normal people around as
there once were.
Must be global warming.
Endurance talkers can cover a lot of
ground in 48 hours, and we did. If we were
paid by the word, we'd be rich.
And the truth is, we realized again, that
we are rich. Not wealthy, but rich. There
are probably a couple of millionaires out
there who only wish they had five close
friends who would sell a kidney just to see
them for the weekend.
To talk.



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Letters to the Editor

Retired teacher warns: Read, be informed, don't be misled

Continued from page 2
Alford was.. Our commissioners
couldn't recognize a bad deal when
they saw one then, and three of
them are still there making the
same kind of bad mistakes they

'Do you want

to be a part of

the problem?"

Continued from page 2
1,416 deaths were attributed to
emissions from coal fired electric
plants in the state in 2002.
Granted this data is a bit old, but
do 'you think it has improved?
Probably not,, as controls are not
enforced and laws bend allowing
big polluters to continue doing
what ever they deem necessary, to
make a profit. Statistics are taken
from. the web cta.policy.net/
Unfortunately we do not have,
statistics On the non-human life in
our society: the birds, fish, animals
and foliage that must contend with
the pollution, also. However the
waters in and around Taylor
county do have high
concentrations of mercury in some
A pound is a pound. A pound of
mercury or other toxin is the same
as a pound of flour or sugar. These
you can see, toxins you cannot.
You can only see and feel the.
results in illness and death.
Global dimming and global
warming are dramatically
changing the face of our planet; do
you \jkant to be part of it? If .not
speak up. If so stay silent.
But, remember the unborn and
the children of your county will'
suffer the consequences for 50
years or more.
Carole Taitt

made last year.
We are still evaluating the two
newer commissioners, but I'm not
impressed with what I've seen so
far. Mr. Page has impressed me in
the past by being a good thinker,
but what about now. I'm wondering
what he will do now to help us out
of this mess they got us into. Or
Mr. Brown, he should know better
and he's up for re-election.
With all the information in the
news today about the serious
problems with coal plants and
mercury pollution, why are so
many local people not aware of the
possible harm to their health? All
of us live so close to where they
want to build the plant.
Why are people just believing
the coal plant officials and not
doing their own research? Don't

they care? Donit they realize the
people with the; coal plant are just
trying to find a place to pollute so
they can protect their cities that
will get all the power! They won't
be honest with us. They are doing
all they can to make us think this is
a "done deal," but this is far from
being a "done deal."
It's ridiculous. Here we are, the
Forest Capital of the South inviting
in an industry that would damage
our trees. It makes no sense at all.
Look what .coal plant smog has
done to large, forest areas in the
Smoky Mountains. The trees are
about gone.
Why doi't they understand that
we have nothing to gain from this
polluting coal plant, and so much
to lose. We',get no power from it,
no revenue'J from taxes and very

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few jobs for locals, just pollution.
There are plenty of jobs
available now with Lance doubling
in size and Sportscraft reopening.
Those few unemployed people
here would not be qualified to
work in the power plant.
As a retired teacher who worked
with children all my adult life, I
remind you that our children are
our future. They deserve, as do the
rest of us, to be protected and
nurtured, not polluted and harmed.

They don't need their future
potential taken away by
misinformed elected officials who
are making bad decisions.
It is my hope and prayer that our
commissioners, school board
members, city council and other
citizens will pay close attention to
the new information that is coming
out about the harm coal plants* do
to our health and environment.
Time and Newsweek have had
huge articles lately. Even AARP

magazine had an article in Janutry
linking coal plant pollution .to
increased heart attacks and
respiratory problems.
I am going to tell you like I used
to tell my students: Read. Be
informed. Don't be misled.
Commissioners and other elected
officials, please do not keep
ignoring the truth 'and your
constituents' concerns.
Yours truly,
Anna Herrington

* Control understory
plant competition.
* Minimize tree wounds
during harvests.


SM l il ;

* Harvest low-vigor
stands and replant.
* Plant species right
for the soil and site.

A message from the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.

Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.
* Thin dense pine stands. Use prescribed fire.


B-4 The Taco Times May 3, 2006

Small ads...big deals!!

The monthly' Sons of AMVETS
Community Yard Sale will be this
Saturday, May 6, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Spaces are available for a $5 donation
each (a six-foot table will be provided for
each space). Walk-ins are welcome as
space is available. 2499 Woods Creek
Rd. To reserve a space, call Mark Viola at
584-5513 or 584-8807 (after 5 p.m.).
Yard Sale 8-?, 610 Plantation Rd. Saturday
May 6th.
5/3-5/5 -

Southern Villas of Perrv!!
New Management!!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 bedroom
HC and non-HC accessible apartments.
Call 85C-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711, 315
Puckett Rd. Perry, FL 32347. Equal
Housing Opportunity..

Furnished room for rent $90 week +
deposit $150 Call 838-1524 pin77,


Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items 1't
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys

Call Mark SB (.50) 584-6021 m.net

Front-end Loader- The size of a dinosaur,
turns over but will not start, frustrated
owner selling cheap, $6,000. OBO. Call

Simmons Beauty Rest electric, adjustable
bed. Single, $150 call 584-3208
(4) 285/75R16 Buckshots, Like Newl $400,
"OBO Call 584-5815 or 371-0488. ;'
Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for guitar, bass & voice students,
Beginners welcome. Call Josh Noland
Vacation Rental Vacation House in
Franklin N.C. $325 weekly. 1 BR 1 bath.
Near Cherokee, Gatlihburg, Blue Ridge
Parkway, Helen GA. Call 850-223-2627 or
HOT TUB $800 OBO call 584-7701 .after 6
PM or cell #672-1122 anytime.
4 Show Cases for sale, like new, All glass
4 ft. long, full view, $500 each. Call 584-
For Sale Amsoil Synthetic lube, for-all
types Gear lubes, etc. Call Frank Turner
at 584-4956 after 6:00 p.m.

,Coral Panels $57.00; 16 ft. gates $80,00-
call 223-0140 if no answer leave message.'
4/26-5/5 .

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
.#672-1122 anytime.

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.

Woodridge ADartmentsl!
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. TDDITTY
7 1 1 .
, .-t i,

House for Rent Beautiful 3 BD/2 BTH, all
brick home on 7 acres.Large screened
porch, garage, boat shed, utility shed,
includes all appliances and washer &
dryer. $1200 month + $1000 security
deposit. Available June call 584-6288,
Lot for rent Mobile home or RV $125
month water included. Call 850-567-1523


Steinhatchee, FL For Sale By. Owner,
below market value, 14 ft w. mobile home
with addirions, 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 iot in Glenndoe Subdivisron &
" 1 101 in Pin, Ridge :'.ubd'-,';. iah $48,i00II
each Call 843-0682

Land for sale, 221 b-tween Shiloh Church
Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd.-1 acre lots with
paved roads.,Owner financing available.
Please call f386| 658-1346 or (850) 584-
tfEF .
Cozy trailer "or sale already set up in park.
'Can be left for additional lot fee or moved.
$6,000 call (813)629-2330.
5/3-5/5 ,

For Sale By Owner 3 bd/2bth home
w/fireplace 2 car Jarage & RV cover,
screened porch, privacy fence; fruit trees
on 'Large. lot, $239,000 shown by
appointment. 850-838-1862
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 carporton
huge city lot. Newly remodeled $80,000.
Call 838-3029
The Forestry Company
.. 850-584-8887 ,
SLicensed leal Estate Broker
Lot for Sale ,90 acres, more or less, on
Malone Rd. $18,000,

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Experince Required. Benefits include
medical, 401K, vacation, holidays, safety
bonuses & more. CABBAGE GROVE
MINING apply in person between 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m., 20 miles W. of Perry on Hwy.
98. 850-584-5003. EOE, DFWP.
Help Wanted Randel's Landclearing and
Development 1949 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida 32348; Call 850-584-3807
Herbicide applicators, will train. Apply in
person, or fax standard application to 850-

Steinhatchee Landing Resort seeks
employee with a likable personality and
good people skills. Must have experience
in Quick Books, Word Excel, Full time
position offered, Must work some
weekends. Two weeks paid vacation plus
holidays. Pleasant working environment,
Call (352)498-5678 for an appointment.
Wanted Air conditioning refrigeration
service technician to maintain company.
systems is needed, Transportation and
tools are furnished and a guaranteed 40
hours, Paid vacation, holidays, sick leave
and health insurance are provided. Salary
is $12-$22 per hour depending upon
qualifications. Call 1-800-487-5428. ext.

$4000 Sign On Bonus
Home most weekends
EOE CDLA 800-444-6042
17 Company Drivers Needed
Home Every Weekend
80% Drop & Hook
Sign On Bonus
Health & Dental
Paid Vacation
Rider Program
Shoreline Transportation

ubr twntn ri- ApAUAsHEE OerTE'R- 7';!
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
'currently seeking:
Adult Case Manaaer #2156
A minimum of a bachelor's degree with a
major' in counseling, social work,
psychology,, criminal justice, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education, Health
education, or related human services field;
Sor a bachelor's degree and two years full
time or equivalent experience working with
adults experiencing ser's license, Shift 8
AM 5 PM/ Monday. Friday Salary: $10.75
per hour or $12.92 OPS Status
Licensed Therapist (#2267a)
Masters' degree from an' -accredited
university or college with a major in, the
field psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional experience in providing
services ,to persons with behavioral
illness. License, required. Some local
travel required. Substance abuse
knowledge preferred. Shift: variable hours,
some Late Afternoon work required.
OPS-FEMA Crisis Counselor (#2262) .-
A bachelor's degree from an accredited
University or. college with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a
related Human services field; or other
'Bachelor's degree from an accredited
University or college with one (1) year of
full-time or equivalent work or volunteer
experience in a social service, health
care, or'related field, shift: variable
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle NE.
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
S Employer
Drug-Free Workplace

Debby Howard
Licensed Real Estate Broker


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
Mon. Fri.
Marine Outboard Mechanic must have
own tools full time
352-498-3008 Apply in person at 322
Riverside Dr. Steinhatchee,
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., ,

The City of Perry is taking
applications for the
following position:


Req: Must have a valid
Florida Drivers License
and be able to obtain a
CDL within 6 months after
$8.36 $11.81
Applications are available at
Employment Connections ,
224 N., Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32348

A change can do you good.
A career in correctional healthcare may be
just the change you've been looking for, if
you're tired of the hospital or medical office
routine and ready for, an exciting ne3
career join Prison Health Services at the
Taylor Correctional Institution.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Social
Worker ,
FT, Must have Masters in Counseling or
MSW with Florida license. Broad
knowledge of psychology theory, crisis
intervention, and case management.
Experience with dually diagnosed is
essential,. Experience in an inpatient
psychiatric setting and/or forensic
institution preferred.
Director of Nursing
BSN or at least 2 years in, a
supervisory/management capacity'
Excellent salary and comprehensive
benefits package offered. Contact Dave
Hall at: 850-838-4000 ext. 069; fax 850-
838-4081. EEO/AA www.prisonhealth.com
Part time help needed Immediately for
-icI- J r,,ii3)ral position. 850-681-3148.

Debbie Calhoun

(850) 223-1849
Fax (850) 223-2037 Cell (386) 590-0848
119 E. Green St. Suite 207-A Perry

Email: armadillo1@gtcom.net

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;
Animal Control Officer- $9.31/hr.
Fire Fighter -$10.78/hr.
Call In Roll Off Attendant- $6.49/hr.
Ubrary Technician $8.04/hr.
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.

Small business is seeking a full time IT
person. Familiar with networking a plus.
Please send resume to: IT Dept. P.O. Box
888 Perry, FL 32348.

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 majorin court
administration, public administration,

Department of Transportation business administration, management, or
District Two a related area, and six years of
Position Number: 55004536 professional experience in court
Occupation: Industrial Truck and Tractor administration, government administration,
Operator Level2 or in a position of executive leadership,
Working'Title: Heavy Equipment Operator three years of.which were in a supervisory
Broad Band Code: 53-7051-2 position. Must have knowledge of
Previous Incumbant: Ivory Turner operation and procedures of the State
Work Schedule: 4/10, Mon. -Thurs, (7;00 Courts System; knowledge of state and
AM-5:30 PM) local government budget process
Unit: Perry Maintenance desirable. For further information, visit
Contact: Jessica Rucks www.flcourts.org. Must Submit by May 22,
Telephone: (850) 838-5800 2006.
Suncom: 287-5800. Submit resume w/State of Florida
Position Located In: Perry, Taylor County application to:
Biweekly recruitment salary range: $880- Julian E Collins, Chief Judge
$1,100 Third Judicial Circuit
Note: Pending Reclassification P.O. Box 2077
Benefits include: State pension. plan, Lake City, FL 32056
subsidized health/life insurance plans; ADA Compliant/EOE
paid vacation and sick leave. 4/26-5/19
Closing Date: 5/15
Special Requirements: possession of a Advent Christian Village
valid Class B Commercial Driver's 658-JOBS for Current Opportunities
License, Direct Care and Housekeeping
'Knowledge, Skills and abilities: Direct Care Staff RN/ LPN/ CNA Non
1)knowledge of maintenance of traffic (I.E. restricted FL -License (RN & LPN) or
cones, work zone signs, arrow boards, Certification (CNA). required, experience
etc...) preferred; knowledge/experience in long-
2 Knowledge of the repair of highways, etc.' term care setting preferred; willingness to
3) Ability to operate motor vehicles, heavy work in long-term care environment
equipment and small medium and other required. FT/PT and multiple shifts may
mechanical equipment be available.
4) ability to operate various hand tools or FT Housekeeping Worker- For long-term
small mechanical tools care facility, afternoons/evenings; HS
5)abilty to establish and maintain an' diploma or equivalent desired. Reliable
effective working relationship with others transportation, willing to work flexible
6)abrity to perform minor maintenance and schedule (including weekends), and ability
inspections on motor vehicles and other to work in a team setting with healthcare
mechanical equipment staff, residents, and visitors required. May
Special Notes if you 'need an be called to transport laundry as needed.
accomodation because of .a disability in b., EOE', Dru, Free Workplace Criminal
order to participate in the application ," baci'nd .e.rricahrn required' Apply in
process please notify the contact person person at ACV Personnel Department Mon
in advance We hire only L S citizens and thru Fri, 9:00 a.rm. until 4:00 p.m., Carter
lawfully authorized alien workers For Village Hall, 10'680 Dowling Park Drive,
applicants claiming Veterans Preference Dowling Park, FL, Fax resume to (386)658-
please fax your DD214 to People First @ 5160 or visit www.ACVillage.net.
. 904-636-2003 4/26-5/5
For more information concerning job and
description and requirements and to apply Are you mature,, experienced with
So n -i n e g o t o: computers and good with guests then you
hnos //DeoDlefirst mytiorida com/iooon him are the one for us! Four hours per evening
The Department ol Tiansportation is an .5 days a week. Stop by 3641 S.'Hwy. 19,
Equal Employment Opportunity.' Perry, FL and fill out an application. NO
Affirmative Action and Drug Free PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
Workplace employer '4/28-5/10
513.5.2DOT I ,
Pai Wnfa '1Q.,A 6-7h Q^

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.

LABORER must be physically able to
work outside in plant environment.
Benefits include medical, 401K, vacation,
holidays, safety bonuses .& more!
person between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 20
miles:W. of Perry on Hwy 98 : 850-584-
5003. EOE, DFWP
4/28-5/1 OCGM

nHlp dlante DBadcocK anu ivd More Set up
and delivery. Must be 19 yrs old License
Required Good. Driving Record No phone
calls apply in person. 1003 S. Jefferson,

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-

'Cashier Full or part time. Pay depending
on experience. JR Aucilla River Store.Call
JR at 584-4595


METAL .3' Wide
ROOFING Galvalume
., 3' Wide
Full line of W d
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, FI.

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(pending Board Approval)
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
satellite campuses.
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
mail to mccauleyb(anfcc.edu.
Application packet must be received by
May 9, 2006. EOE

24 to 30 hrs. plus, up to $7.50 hr., needed
for motel in Steinhatchee, Florida.
References and some experience required.

seeking a part-time sales person. Working
on Saturday is a must. Apply in person.
1003 S' Jefferson St.

2000 jeep Wrangler Sahara I put the first
mile on it for a test drive and have owned it
ever since. 62,800 miles. 6 cyl, 5 spd, cd,
sound bar, cruise control, full doors, nice
original soft top, Reece hitch, posi trc, fog
lights, slotted wheels. Original floor mats
still nice. I can count the number of times I
used the 4 wheel drive on one hand
' 11,-500. OBO 386-294-1148

'88' Lincoln Town car clean mint condition
Runs great cold air. Call 223-1087 can be
-"seen at 103 Tippett Drive

1998 OLDS Van 7 passenger, one owner,
excellent condition, call 584-2469

1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, good
condition, low mileage. $3500 call after 6
pm 584-3677.

Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Wanted Izuzu and Toyota
trucks for export. 386-688-3999.

Want to buy good, clean, used baby bed,

850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales

-. O -0m

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations!
Saturday, 5/6 from 12 noon-2 pm at
Country Time Feed in Perry. Dog, Cat and
horse vaccination specials. Heart worm,
test & Coggins. Heart worm and flea
prevention available. Pick up your flyer
. today at Country Time Feed.

Kittens Free to a good home. Please call
5/3-5/5 .

For Sale 4 Deer Dogs, 4 tracking collars._
with box $800. Call 584-5205
Boxer/American Pitt puppies for sale.
Eight to choose from. TO GOOD HOMES '
ONLY! $100.00 each. Call or text to

S.994 19' Center Console Key West bimini
Top with a 1996 115 HP Yamaha Motor.
Runs Great! $4,300 O.B.O! Call 838-2069

1993 Pace Arrow Motor Home. Excellent
c,:',riii.n. 36,000 miles. 584-2352
1 -l.i, .'i 7

'05' Yamaha Bruin 350 4-wheeler, AT
excellent condition, 4 year extended
warranty, $3200 584-3262

J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
ason nrind stumps. Call today 838-1230.

31,- Ful bloded Firewoad for sale,,
ii .0ifi4hundpuppin for 3le ,Full bloqded nheyidre or
I oln both parents They are black anrd 1r

9 wek .old Call 584.-3551
WANTED: Pomeranian Pup, female, price
no object. Call 850-971-5270, leave'
message if no answer,

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

-'91' Chevy 1500 series 4 wheel Drive, 4.3
V6, 5 speed, very good shape $3450 OBO
Call 352-498-2121

'98' Sebring Convertible, new top, leather,
all pwr. $4200 Call 584-3262

Several vehicles starting at $795 and up -
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miles east of Sirmans on County Rd 360

'88' Lincoln Town car clean mint condition
runs great cold air. $2,000 Call 223-1087
can be seen at 103 Tippett Drive

formerly located on Roberts Aman Rd, now
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Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Call
(850) 843-2187.
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Commercial & Residential.
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Mowing. Residential & Business. For
Free Estimate call 850-223-2477.

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-
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In the Circuit Court of the third judicial
circuit, in and for Taylor County, Florida .
Case No. 06-245-CP
In Re: The Estate of:
The. administration of the estate of
HAROLD D. HANSEN,. deceased, whose
.date of death was February 18, 2006;
File Number 06-245-CP is pending In the
Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Post Office B6x 620, Perry, Florida 32348.
The name and address of the personal.
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedentis estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
must file their claims with this court
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having .claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
The .date of first publication of this notice
Is: MAY 3, 2006.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 169621
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Fax: (850) 584-7148
Personal Representative
P.O. Box 480
Perry, FL 32348

Bid #2007-03
The District School Board of Taylor
County is presently accepting bids on
2006-2007 school pictures for
primary,elementary, middle and
Steinhatchee Schools. Bids are due no
later than 9:45 a.m. Monday, May 15,
The bid specifications and statement of
terms and conditions may be obtained
at the finance office, 318 North Clark
Street, Perry, Florida 32347. For further
information, please contact William
Hunter, director of Finance at (850)838-

ASSISTANCE Taylor Coastal Water &
Sewer District, Perry, Florida is complying
with the requirements of :FR1780.19(a)
by publishing this notice of intent to
apply for a Wastewater Loan/Grant
Sewer System to serve' coastal
communities in Taylor County. The Phase '
2 project will not serve all potential-users
In the District.

RONALD D. RACKLEFF IRA the holder of
the following certificate' has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 316
Year of Issuance: 2003
Description of Property: PARCEL No.
Commence at the SE corner of the NE
1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 24, T4S, R7E,
and run Westerly along the fourty line,
420 feet; thence run North, parallel to
Washington Street, 225 feet to the Point
of Beginning; thence from said POB
continue North 80 feet: thence S 87
Degrees 50' W, 160 feet to the East R/W
line of Washingtopn Street; thence run
South along said R/W line 80 feet;
thence run 87 degrees 50' E, 160 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
Name in which assessed JAMES M BEATY
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described Is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 22nd day of
May, 2006 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 17th day of Apsil, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor, County, Florida

In the Circuit Court of the third judicial
circuit, In and for Taylor County
Civil Action
Case No: 06-023-CA
through the United States Department of
Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a
Farmers Home Administration,
Vicki R. Anderson, a/k/a Vickie R.
Anderson, a single person,
Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
default Final Judgement of Foreclosure
entered on April 25, 2006, by the above
entitled Court in the above styled
cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court
or any of his duly authorized deputies,
will sell the property situated in Taylor
County, Florida, described as:
Commence at the NE corner of the SW
1/4 of Section 36, T4S, R7E and run S 01
degree 05'25"W, along the forty line
(bearing base), 1,318.89 feet to the SE
corner of the NE 1/4 of SW 1/4; thence
run S 88 degrees 36'54"W, along the forty
line, 600.00 feet to the Point Of
Beginning;' thence from said POB
continue S 88 degrees 36'54"W, 120.00
feet; thence run N 00 degrees 51'04"E,
158.72 feet to the South R/W line of a 60
foot road; thence run S 00 degrees
53'06"W, 154.23 feet to the Point Of
Beginning. Said parcel contains 00.43
acre and Is located in the NE 1/4 Of SW
1/4 of Section 36, T4S, Perry, Taylor
County, Florida (Lot 4 of Woodgate
URS), atr OuC:.ic oui:r-fp~the highest and
best caer for .:.ar, on May 30, 2006, at
11:00 Af.1 or te fro.nr steps of the Taylor
Count., Courrnouse 108 N. Jefferson
Street,-'err/ Forira 323148 subject to all
ad valorem taxes and assessments for
the real prooerr, described above.
In accordance ,,rr, me Americans with
Disabilities Act, Persons With, disabilities
needing ao pecai acc.ommodoaion to
participate in rr. i proceeaiin should
contact t.,e once of rne .:ourr
administrator,. Annie, Mae Murphy,
-telephone (850)838-3506 wiir in two (2)
working days oft the receipt of this
notice. r rieaong impaired (rDD) 1-800-,
955-8771 or at,oie ('VO I.800955-8770,
VIA Florlda.Pelay Service. '
Dated on this 26 day of April, 2006.

Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
P.O. Box 620
Perry, FL 32348
By Marti LoVolle
As Deputy Clerk

RONALD D. RACKLEFF IRA the holder of
the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 152
Year of Issuance: 2003
Description of Property: PARCEL No.
Commence at the .Northwest Corner of
the Southwest 1/4 of .Section 8, Township
4 South, Range 7 East. Thence run North
89 degrees 46 minutes 25 seconds East
along the 1/4 section line 1164.42 feet
for the POINT OF BEGINNING. Thence
continue North 89 degrees 46 minutes
25 seconds East 194.07 feet; thence run
South 0 degrees 22 minutes 18 seconds
East 230.30 feet; thence run South 89
degrees 56 minutes 47 seconds West
19.4.07 feet; thence run South 89
degrees 56 minutes 47 seconds West
194.07 feet; Thence run North 0 degrees
22 minutes 18 seconds West 229.72 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing
1 acre.
Subject to a 15 foot easement over the
East side thereof for ingress and egress.
Name in which assessed DAVID H
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to low, the
property described Is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 22nd day of
May, 2006 at 1.1:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 17th day of April, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor, County, Florida

RONALD D. RACKLEFF IRA the holder of
the following certificate has filed said
,certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
.year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 166
Year of Issuance: 2003
Description of Property: PARCEL No:
A part of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the
NE 1/4 of section 10 township 4 South
' range 7 East, Taylor County Florida
being more particularly described as
Commence at the NE corner of the SE
1/4 of the NE 1/4 and run S. 00 degrees
13' 13" W along the East line of said
section 10, 210.0 feet for a Point of
Beginning; Thence continue S. 00
Degrees 13' 13" W along slid East line
210.0 feet; Thence run N. 89 degrees 49'
33" W 2100 feet rrence run ti 00
sagreeai 13. E.. 2100 reie rrienr. S.
89 degrees 49' 33" E, 210.0 feet for the
Point of Beginning.
Containing.1 acre more or less,.
Name In which assessed PHILLIP WATTS
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described Is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 22nd day of
May, 2006 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 17th day of April, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor, County, Florida
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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
"Sealed Bids For Recyclable Materials
Vertical Baler" to the Clerk of Court, 1st
Floor Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street or P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida
32348, to arrive no.later than 4:00 P.M.,
local time, on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. All
bids must have the respondent's name
and mailing address clearly shown on .
the outside of the envelope or
package when submitted. Bids will be
opened and 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,
201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida
Bid information MUST be obtained from r
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 Environmental Services
3750 W. Highway 98
Perry, Florida 32348
By order of the Board of County
Commissioners, Taylor County, Florida
In the Circuit Court of the third judicial
circuit, in and for Taylor County, Florida.
Case No: 06-153-CA -
George H. Harmon and Carel M.
Harmon, his wife,
Larry A. Story and Wesley W. Storey,
Notice of Action
To: Larry A. Storey and
Wesley W. Storey
486 Alien Road,
Moultrie, GA 31768
You are notified that an action to
Complaint for Reformation of Deed--aird
Quiet Title to 'real property on the
following property in Taylor County,
Lots 96 .and 97 of Kinsey Woodland
Subdivision, a subdivision as per the plot
thereof filed at Plot Book 1, Page 155 of
the Public Records of Toytfi County,
Has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to It on John R. Weed,
the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
605 South Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida,
32347 on or before and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before
service on the plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will, be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or
Dated on this 27 day of April, 2006. -
Annie Mae Murphy
A Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Marti La Vai.te
As Deputy Clerk ."
5/3,5/10,5/17,5/24 "



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