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Taylor County
Since 1961


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May 17, 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 20



Summer Reading
Program kick-off
is this Friday
Fun, fun and more fun is expected
at the Taylor County Public Library's
Summer Reading Program kick-off
Friday, May 19, at City Park.
Scheduled from 4:30-5 30 p m., the
event will feature a performance by
the Leon High School Steel Drum
Hot dogs and ice cream will be

Taylor Made
Gospel Sing Friday
The Big Bend Hospice Taylor
County Advisory Council invites
everyone to attend the annual Taylor
Made Gospel Sing, on Friday, May 19.
The evening's events will start at 5:30
A chicken dinner with trimmings will
be served (take-outs available). The
cost of the dinner is $5 and tickets are
on sale at the Big Bend Hospice office,
Curves or from any Big Bend Hospice
advisory council member or staff.
The sing will be held in the Parish
Hall at the Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception, located at
2750 S. Byron Butler Parkway.. An
auction will also be held '*

Jerkins Community Center will host
a celebration Saturday, May 20,
following high school graduation
ceremonies. "Come and enjoy
.yoursetves..'.e'll have furr for allr":
organizers said.

Report cards
to be mailed
Parents of Perry Primary School
students should update their current
mailing addresses with the school as
.tinal report cards for the 2005-06 year
will be mailed.
..* "Please contact the school to
.update your address to ensure that
:you receive you child's report card in a
timely manner," officials said.

Puppy season
at shelter
Puppy season continues at the
Jaylor County Animal Shelter, which
-has a selection of cuddly friends to
choose from, including two sets of
.,4ack Russell terrier mix dogs.
The shelter also has a litter of blood
:hound (mix) puppies and a brindle Cur
.puppy, as well as a hamster (complete-
.with. cage) available for adoption. For..
more information, call at 838-3525.

Pet clinic is
,.planned Saturday
SThe sixth annual low cost shot clinic
'will be held Saturday, May 20, at'
,Scarlett's Kennels from 2-5 p.m.
!Services will include: rabies shots,
'heartworm tests and bordetelta shots..
Proceeds benefit the Subway Dixon,
iRescue Fund, Inc., a non-profit
organization n dedicated to the rescue
.nd rehabilitation of homeless:

SVases needed
' 'The Taylor Senior Citizens Center is
,ekinrg donations of flower/bud
vases. If you have a vase or two that
yoiu would like to donate, please drop
donations off at .the center, located at
OWest Ash Street.


.iving...page A-4
,:Sports...page A-6
SReligiron...page A-7 .
.'Conmmuriity...page B-1
,,Editorial...page B-2

Manslaughter charges filed


32-\car-old Pcrr,, man hjs
been charged '.with ti"'o counts of
DLII m.inslaughter after causmirL
horrific clash hiich killed ,.'.o and
left t.o. others critical y injured



Friday evening. N M, 12.' on Jail .. here lie a*. also booked
Higlaj % i.o jaddin:-onal charges :of D
Charle, E Hjrtstield Jr '.kas iciusming serious Injur i
ai rested it the ceree and Haritseld. .'.ho received oc
trianported to the Ti,lor Count', minor injuries in the crash. %


onr released Monday, May 15, after
IJl1 posting a $200,000 bond.
Gar\ L. Burke, 53, of Mayo, and
nl\ Don.Ild Ham, 21, of Ft. White,
as ;. ere both pronounced dead at the

Friday morning crash
This single vehicle crash occurred Friday morning near Spring Warrior.-It's'not clear what caused the wreck, but
the Perry driver was treated on the scene by Doctors',.Memorial Hospital' Eergency.Medical Services personnel EMT
Lin Gray and Paramedic Fred Heitzman. DMH transport helicopter AlrMvedic One, laded at, the intersection of Puckett
Road, and Spring Warrior Road and trahsported the driver to Shands TraumaCdefiter in Gainesville. Taylor County Fire
. Rescue- firefighters Michael Fox and E-arl'"Prirs--sed the "Jaws of Lite'"- o9ut the truck door so the driver could be
extricated. .
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For aggravated assault

Man sentenced to prison

A Perry man % ho 'A as accused of
holding his then-girlfriend prisoner
in their Shad\ Gro'e home all
night at gunpoint has been
sentenced to prison time.
According to Taylor Counts
*S.henffs Office Lt. Audie ToN les, a
call was received by TCSO
dispatch at 10:10 a.m. on the
morning of Jan. 26. from a ShadN
Grove residence v'.ith the caller
reporting "something about a gun."
The victim said that James Dale
Dnggers. 45. had held her "at bay.
%w ith a shotgun all night because he

'Rash' o


In a recent rash of employee
theft, more than $3.000 has been
taken from four different
businesses by four different
employees, resulting in the arrest
of three.
On Frida.. NMas 12. Perrn Police
Department Det. Cla Parker was
contacted bN the os-,ner of Vision
Arts Eyecare Center concerning an
employee theft.
The doctor said he had recently\
discovered that an employee of his.
Rhonda Smith Russell. 38. had
been taking money from the
business. He said that he recently
became alarmed about the
discrepancies between his daily
accounting records and his bank
"The doctor stated that v. hat
actually brought this to his
attention was ,,.hen a patient paid
an account in cash, \ei the cash
amount of the payment was not
included %with the daill bank
"He also said that in 2004. he
had a similar problem intolhing
Russell and confronted her at that
time %with the issue and she

thought she %\as going to leave
Tottles said officers reported
that %when Driggers walked out of
the home the next morning, she
took the opportunity) to grab the
phone and called 911.
Four officers responded to the
call and after imvestigating the
scene, arrested Drtggers, charging
him with false imprisonment.
aggra ated assault with a firearm
and domestic violence.
Tow% les added that Driggers \\as
accused of pointing the gun at the

woman, "making her fear for her
I'm not sure at this point if he
actually\ \erballk threatened to
harm the woman.' said Tomles in
January "but the act of pointing a
gun at another person implies a
The \icnm \ Doctors' Memorial Hospital b\
Emergency Medical Sern ices as a
precaution. "but she had no
apparent injuries." said Toi\ les.
Dnggers entered a plea of guilt\
to aggra ated assault with a

f employee thefts

; $3,000+ stolen

confirmed his suspicions and
offered an explanation and
apolog,. v\hich he accepted. He
said he thought the confrontation
had settled the issue. however, it
had again surfaced," Parker added.
An investigation %was launched
into January and February's
deposits and it %was discovered that
more than $1.500 wv.as missing
from just those two months.
When Russell was confronted by'
Parker about the missing money,
'she stated that she had been in a
bad financial situation for a penod
of time and needed the money to
pay hIt\ng expenses.
'Russell stated that she began
taking money in January of this
year due to the financial situation
she \\as currently in,' said Parker.
'She also stated that she only took
about $1.100 to $1.200 beginning
in January, extending through
Russell was placed under arrest
and charged with grand theft.
According to another report filed
with PPD. a large amount of
money was recently reported
missing from Waco 11.

When the money was found
missing, officials with the store
re% iewed the videotape for the da\
in question, and saw the employee,
Jessica Lauren Sites. 18. 'take
money, $20 lottery, tickets and eat
candy bars and food throughout her
shift,' said PPD Pil. Lin Gray.
' Sites would take the lottery tickets
and scratch them, then validate
them w. without paying for them.
"I also saw. on the tape. where
Sites took out a large amount of
$20 bills from the cash drawer. She
also took out a stack of one dollar
bills and laid them on top of the
$20 bills.
She then took the stack of
money and made a safe deposit
drop. but the stack ot bills she
dropped kwas not enough money for
it to be both the stack of $20s and
$1 bills.' Gray added.
After taking possession of the
video. GraN received a sworn
statement from store officials
stating that Sites' drawer was $57
short from that shift and $70 shorn
from her shift the ne\t da\.
Gra\ as also told that Sites had
Please see page 3

firearm' and "'no contest" to false
impnsonment and was sentenced
to tv. o years 'in prison by Circuit
Judge James R. Bean. He. will
rece1\ e credit for 29 days' jail time
he has already served.
After prison, Driggers will be,
placed on probation for three years.
He %. as also ordered to pay $600 in
public defender fees and to have no
contact with the victim.


scene Friday.
Two other passengers in Burke's
vehicle, a four-door 1993 Pontiac,
were airlifted to Shands Trauma
Center in Gainesville.
As of presstime Tuesday, one of
the men, Michael Diaz, remained
in "fair" condition at Shands; the
second man, Andrew Keys, had
been released.
Firefighters had to deploy the
"Jaws of Life" to extricate one of
the injured men; the high-powered
"-* Please see page 2


fees are


by county:
The Taylor County Commission
will soon begin searching for a
firm to assist in developing impact
fees for the county.
Commissioners agreed at a
special meeting held recently to
advertise a request for
qualifications (R4FQ) to search for
such aa. firm. After discussing
several options on how to develop
regulations for Taylor County,
Commissioner Clay Bethea
offered thie motion to advertise the
RFQ. Commissioner Jack Brown
seconded; the measure passed 3-0.
Commissioners Pat Patterson and
Malcolm Page were unable to,
attend the meeting.
Brown offered a second motion
to pay the firm from contingency
funds., Bethea seconded and the-'
measure passed 3-0.
In 2005,'the Florida Legislature
passed 'the "pay as you grow"
growth management law (SB 360),
the goal of which was to ensure
that roads, schools and water are.
available to meet the needs of
Florida's growing Communities.
The law created the Florida
Impact Fee Review Task Force,
which published its final report
and recommendations in February.
According to the task force,
impact fees are described as a total
or partial payment to counties,
,' Please see page 2'

Taylor County Comm

Ratliff annO

bid for Dist.

Local businessman' Bruce
Ratliff has announced his
candidacy' for the District 4
county commission seat being
vacated by Commissioner Jack
Brown. Rathliff has submitted the
required number of petiuons to
qualify as a Republican.
Ratliff, a native of Taylor
County. is the son of MN.H.
"Buster" Railiff and the late
Shirley Ratliff and stepson of
Delores Walker Ratliff. He has
r\vo sons. Blake. 16. and Taylor,
13. His wife. Vicki Taylor
Ratliff. has a daughter, Hillan
O'Quinn, 17, and owns Point of
Beginning Properties, a local
real estate company. They attend
First Baptist Church in Perry.
Ratliff is currently the general
manager of M.H. Ratliff Land
Surveying and serves as a
member of the City of Perry
Planning and Zoning Board. He
is also currently ser ing as %ice
chairman of the City of Perry
Board of Adjustments and
Ratliff graduated Taylor
County High School in 1981.

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Driver arrested

at crash scene

Continued from page 1

blood with
In a swo
scene, Ha

::hydraulic cutter was used a second he was t
time in recovery efforts, from Live
According to an arrest affidavit observed
filed by Florida Highway Patrol him which
(FHP) homicide investigator and cro;
Donnie Pitts, Hartsfield was Hartsfield
"operating a 2001 Ford truck right and
traveling west on S.R. 20 also stated
-,ighway 27) toward the City of was not t
Terry...when his vehicle traveled Hartsfield
off the roadway onto the north did not re
grass shoulder. Hartsfield of his veh
overcorrected, steering his vehicle "During
-back onto the road and the vehicle to smell
'began to rotate counterclockwise alcoholic
as it re-entered the road. breath and
f.-IHartsfield's vehicle slid across the red and w
enter yellow line of S.R. 20 and taken app
'tuck an oncoming small car in the after the c
opposingg lane. The small car was he had c
occupied by the driver and three beverages
occupants Both Hartsfield's would lik
vehicle and the small car traveled until he sp
into the ditch of the south side of affidavit r
S.R. 20 where they came to His rep
restt" evidence
W hen emergency personnel that Har
arrived on scene, Hartsfield's truck traveling
was on its side and he was out of traveled c
.,-the vehicle, four tires i
The car received heavy damages across the
.,and extensive "compartment continued
intrusion," Doctors' Memorial line and
,Hospital (DMH) Emergency lane. Marl
Medical Services (EMS) Director of the sma
Marty Tompkins said. road's surf
An unidentified off-duty EMT indicating
from another county was one of the occurred.
first to arrive on the scene and "Due to
relayed information to the local given by
911 dispatch operator, who in turn oath, the
relayed the information to beverages
emergency response units enroute obvious t\
.. to the crash. and the de
, "Based on' the information he Hartsfield
: was able to give us, we for DUI c
;immediately called for the launch and DUI
i' "of DMH's AirMedic. One. We also injury to a
calleded for a second helicopter, Judge S
TraumaOne from Lake City. Both handed do
helicopters landed at the scene," during a 1
Tomnikins said. Saturday,
fIesield' .'.. refused medical unmpo.sed i'
Attention; the two surviving Hartsfield'
passengers from the. car were alcoholic
Airlifted from the scene, motor veh
: Both vehicles were seized and Emerge
transported by Thomas Chevrolet's responding
lvrecker service to the FHP EMT/firef
impound in Tallahassee. firefighter
,;F In his arrest report, FHP Cpl. Winstead
Fkitts related: "Upon the arrival of time), par
:Trooper Kamau Bell, he was able and Kim
io smell a strong odor: of an Gray and
acoholic beverage on Hartsfied's fire volur
breath and his eyes were red and Kirn Park
^atery. Trooper Bell told me there helicopter
:,vere several Michelob beers in and Alexander
,round Hartsfield's vehicle, one of EMS Dir
vhich was open. Trooper Bell and deputy
- tated to me he believed Hartsfield Burford,
e-Was under the influence of alcohol. Bob Lilli
i instructed Trooper Bell to request Bratcher.
i legal blood Fithdrawal from .FHP re
,artsfield and he received it' with with one
ie assistance of Taylor 'County ,, homicide
:MS. Hartsfield consented to the officers.

Seve opment
V eve '

continued from page 1,
municipalities, special districts and
School. districts for the cost of
additional infrastructure necessary
s a result of new' development.
The county commission has
discussedd impact fees off and on
iince last summer, when the topic
vas raised during a workshop with.
presentatives .with the North
Central Florida Regional Planning
council. Last week, however, was
he first time the commission ha-;
obok.any formal action to pursue
ch fees.
S"Impact fees are tailored to meet
e infrastructure needs of new
jowth at the local level," the task
_Jorce report states. "As a result,
impactt fee calculations vary from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction and
rom fee to fee. Impact fees can
Ilso vary extensively depending on
local costs, capacity needs.
-resources and the local
government's determination to

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orn taped interview at the
artsfield told the officers
traveling back to Perry
e Oak and said that he had
a car traveling toward
:h swerved a few times
ssed the center line.
d stated he steered to the
was struck by the car. He
d he was seatbelted and
hrown from his vehicle.
also told the officer he
member how he got out
g the interview I was able
a strong odor of an
beverage on Hartsfield's
I noted that his eyes were
eatery. The interview was
proxinmately two hours
rash. I asked Hartsfield if
consumed any alcoholic
today and he stated he
ke to stop the interview
poke to an attorney," Pitts'
ort concluded, "Physical
at the scene clearly shows
rtsfield's vehicle was
west on S.R. 20 and
)ff of the road with all
in the grass and slid back
e road The skid marks
across the yellow center
led into the eastbound
ks from the undercarriage
ll car were present on the
face in the eastbound lane
Where the collision

o the sworn statement
Hartsfield's while under
strong odor of alcoholic
and red watery eyes still
wo hours after the crash,
aths and serious injuries,
was placed under arrest
causing death to a human
causing serious bodily
another "
tephen "Buddy" Murphy
wn'a $200,000 bail bond
first appearance hearing
May 13. He also
vo speciv arnit'phs5tonn
s release: 'Consume no
beverage. Operate no

ncy response units
g to the crash included:
ighter Earl Paris, county
S'Michael Fox, Terry ,
(who was off-duty at the
amedics Robby English
Morgan; 'EMTs Venita
Michael Raines; cotinty
iteers Donald Bowden,
er and Bruce Simmons;
r paramedics Tim
Said Shane Weaver;
sector Marty Tompkins;
es Jay, Ricketson, Lance
Sgt. Charles Campbell,
ott and Inv. Dwayne

responded to the call-
sergeant,, a 'traffic
investigator and two

Work dogs, at w6rk
The line of officers and their K-9 partners stretched from goal post to goal post at Dorsett Stadium.Thursday during the annual
work dog demonstration fieldd in conjunction with the K-9 Training and Problem Solving Workshop hosted by American Aluminum
.Accessories May 8-12. Following field exercises, the K-9 officers and their four-legged partners held a "meet and greet" with
young fans.

Tax-free holiday declared for hurricane supplies

With another hurricane season
fast approaching, Florida residents
will be able to purchase certain
preparedness items tXfree
beginning Sunday.
Governor Jeb Bush recently
signed the legislation atithoriing
Florida's second annual I 12-da\
sales tax holiday.
State and local officials are
urging residents to use this time to
buy items they will need for theq
upcoming season. ,
Coinciding with National
Hurricane Preparedness Week, the
Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax.
Holiday, will begin Sunday,, May-
21, and end the first day of the
2006 Hurricane Season, June& .
"In this period of increased
tropical activity, it is vital for all
Floridians to prepare," Bush said.

codes discussed

charge the full cost of the fee's
earmarked purposes."
The number of variables
involved is what led the
commission to seek outside help in
2 formulating a fee structure for
Taylor County.
According to the report, from
1993 to 2004, reported impact fee
revenues totaled almost $5.3
billion. During this period, impact
fee revenues increased 505 percent
with much of the accelerated
growth occurring since the late
1990s. Counties accounted for $3.5
billion of this total, followed by
municipalities with $1.2 billion-
and school districts with $500
The conclusions reached by the
task force included: "local

governments in Florida do not have
adequate : revenue generating
resources with which to meet the
demand for infrastructure within
their jurisdictions" and "without
impact fees, Florida's growth,
vitalityand levels of service would,
be seriously compromised."
Also discussed at the special
meeting, was the county's 'land
development code. Specifically,
commissioners considered changes
in regards to flag lots, sign
ordinances, recreational vehicles
(RVs) and public use areas' in
Any changes made to the land'
development code would have to
be done through ordinance and will
have to follow the procedures for

"Families and. businesses that
prepare are -safer and recover
quicker than those who don't
plan and don't take
The 12-day holiday will save
Floridians an estimated $41
million. Under the legislation, no
state or local sales tax will be
collected on hurricane
preparedness items, including:
flashlights and portable, self-
powered light sources-$20 or
portable radios, two-way radios
and weather-band radios-for $50
or less;
flexible waterproof sheeting
(tarps)-$50 or less;
gas or diesel fuel containers-
$25 or less;
batteries-$30 or less;
non-electrical food storage
coolers-$30 or less;
portable generators-$-1,000 or
carbon monoxide detectors-
$75 or less;
storm shutter devices-$200 or
less; and
cell phone, batteries-$60 or
For a full list of eligible items
and restrictions,' visit the Florida
Department of Revenue at
"This legislation is an incentive
for Floridians to stock up on
supplies, as well as a reminder to
prepare for the safety of their
families," said Senator Carey
"We've -learned the hard way
how important it.is to prepare early
and thoroughly for hurricane
season," said Representative Ron
Greenstein. "This measure will
grant Floridians a tax break on

much needed hurricane supplies
and hopefully increase the number
of people prepared for this.- ear's
hurricane season."'.
"All indications arek that we I\\\'!
have another active hurricane
season," said Florida Division of
Emergency Management Director

Craig Fugate. "A successful
response starts well before a storm
makes landfall-with families,
communities and counties
)planning and preparing- for a
potential emergency."
The 2006 Atlantic Hurricane
Season begins on June 1.

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Denmark Reunion

A Denmark Reunion will be held June 10, 2004 't ,
the Perry Garden Club for descendants of
Thomas Denmark, John W. Denmark, Jasper
Denmark, Green C. "Jerry" Denmark, Newton
Denmark, Lurana ? (Lavinia), Martha F. Denmark
Goodman-Baxter, Keziah Denmark Williams-
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If interested in attending, please contact
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578-2862 or 843-1093 for further information.

A-3 The Taco Times May 17, 2006

No arrest in Hardees theft,

investigation still on-going

Continued from page 1
put her two weeks' notice in, prior
to this investigation.
When Gray later spoke to Sites,
"she indicated that she had taken
some money. She said that she was
not sure how much money it was,
but it was over $400.
"She also admitted to eating
candy bars and snack cakes and
other food during the course of her
shifts," Gray added.
Sites was arrested and taken to
the county jail where she was
charged with grand theft.
Three days later, PPD Ptl.
Dwight Norris was dispatched, to
Waco Travel Center in reference to
an employee theft.
The store manager told Norris
that she had reviewed a tape that
showed they had two employees
running separate registers during
their shift, but one employee, Lana
Michelle Ward, 29, had gone into

both registers at least nine times,
while there were no customers.
Ward's register was $111 short,
while the other employee's register
was $197 short.
Norris saw Ward the same day at
the PPD and confronted her about
the theft.
* "She denied having any
involvement," said Norris. "When I
asked her about going into the
registers without having any
customers, she said they have to
make cash drops from time to time.
"I then asked her if that was the
case, .the money would be in the
safe and she said it would be. Ward
then told me that she would get the
money and pay Ware Oil back for
the missing money," said Norris.
"I asked her why she would
agree to pay the money back if she
hadn't stolen it, but Ward didn't
answer," Norris added.
Ward was placed under arrest
and also charged with grand theft.
Two days prior, PPD Ptl. Garrett

Campbell was called to Hardees in
reference to yet another employee
"I spoke to the manager, who
said when she opened the store and
went to count the money, it was
gone," said Campbell. "The
manager said she then called the
night manager, who told her that
she had counted all the money the
night before and everything was
The total amount of money
missing was $502.
The manager said that another
employee had called the night
before and said she "could not find
her keys.
."The security cameras were not
working that night and it appeared
that the person who took the
money had a key to the store,"
Norris added.
No arrest has been made at this
point, according to Campbell,
but the case is still under

Ratliff: experience a must in

managing progress, expansion

Continued from,page 1
Florida State University.
After college, Ratliff worked
with Brunswick Group (Baylinei
Marine) and served as plant
manager of Omega Chemicals in
"I feel my local knowledge of
the area, the people who live here,
this county's history and its.
geographical 'lay-out make me
uniquely qualified to serve the
people of District 4," Ratliff said.
"People here know .me
personally and I believe they will
be comfortable approaching me.
about their concerns, questions and
issues facing Taylor County as we
continue to experience the' most
explosive growth in our history,"
Ratliff added.


"Taylor County is developing at
a rate we have never seen before.
My experience with larid surveying
and serving on the planning and
zoning board will be beneficial in
managing this progress and
expansion," he stated.
-"Taylor County's tax base has
reached total revenues in,excess of
one billion dollars. This is the time
to prepare our infrastructure to
support the new development that
has generated this tremendous
growth in. tax dollars," Ratliff
Ratliff is a longtime supporter of
youth athletics and a volunteer
coach. He served as president of
the Rotary Sportsplex for three
\ear- in Ocala. "here he coached
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A-4 The Taco Times May 17, 2006

Lori Hill, Josh Sandgren

Hill, Sandgren to wed at

Willow Pond Plantation
Carl and Debbie Hill of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Lori, to Josh Sandgren, the son of David and Kim Sandgren of
A May 27, 2006, wedding is planned at 5 p.m. at Willow Pond
Plantation in Monticello. All friends of thecouple are invited to attend.

Courtney Reunion to be held

May 20 at Forest Capital Park
A family reunion for all descendants and friends of Edgar James and
Miley Grubbs Courtney will be held Saturday, May 20, at Forest Capital
Park, shelter # 3, beginning at 10 am.
All families are reminded to bring their favorite picnic foods, tea,
folding chairs and cameras, for an enjoyable day of fellowship and
memories with loved ones and friends. Paper goods, eating utensils and,
ice will be furnished.
The Joseph Edgar and Mattie Freeman Courtney family is hosting this
44th annual reunion. .

Mixon-Mathis-Cash reunion is

planned for Saturday, May 20
The Mixon-Mathis-Cash reunion will be held Saturday, May 20, at
Westside Baptist Church, located at 3255 U.S.-98 West. "Please plan on
coming to meet relatives and find new ones," said Patricia Mixon
Simmers. "Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you there."
Everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish to share at 12 noon.
"You don't have to be a Mixon-Mathis-Cash to attend. Many families
are related to these three families," said Simmers, and she named a few:
Albritton, Green, Gamble, Gunter', Grubbs, Goff, George, Mcmullin,
Holt, Lee, Lynn, McGuire, McDaniel, Parker, Cox, Cope, Horton, Sapp,
Sadler, Alddrman, Carlton, Donaldson, Cruce, Houck, Jackson, Williams,
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Derrick Dayton and Leigh Gurr of Perry announce the birth of their son,
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new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Peggy Toussant.
Paternal grandparents are Doug and Freda Lovett.
The baby was welcomed home by brothers and sisters: Rayna, Charlie
and Hannah.
Conner Joseph LaValle
Joe and LaDonna LaValle of Perry announce the birth of their son,
Conner Joseph, on April 11, 2006, at 4:16 a.m. in the Women's Pavilion
of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The new arrival weighed 8 pounds, 3
ounces, and was 19.75 inches long,
Maternal grandparents are Dona and Johnny Brady of Perry. The baby's
maternal great grandparents include the late Hazel B. Bembry, Kenneth
Kasell of Perry, the late Herman Bembry and Carolyn Brady of Valdosta,
Paternal grandparents are Connie and Billy LaValle of Perry. Paternal
great grandparents are Genevieve Gamble of Perry, the late David Gamble,
and the late Norman and Floy LaValle.
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son, Donald Hunter Denmark, on March 16, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds,
1 ounce, and was 19 inches long.
Grandparents include Karen and David Gaylord of Williston, Pearl and
Donald C. Denmark of Perry.
Great grandparents are Joyce and Gene George of Live Oak, Corris
Williams of Perry and the late Coy Lee Williams, and the late Willie Mae
and T.J. Denmark.

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Kara Frankenfield and Daniel
Padgett Jr. announce the birth of
their daughter, Maddison Nikole
Padgett, on April 11, 2006, at
12:28 p.m. in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. The new
arrival weighed 9 pounds, 8
ounces, and was 20 and three-
fourths inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Kitty
and Leland Frankenfield. Maternal
great grandparents are Alice and
Joe Watkins.
The baby's paternal grandparents
are Annette arid Daniel Padgett.
Paternal great grandparents are-
Bernice and Fred Alford.

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He is the son of Shaminal and
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Maternal grandparents, are
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A-5 The Taco Times May 17, 2006

Roseheads announce Relay fundraiser winners

For the first time, the Red Hat
Society formed a Relay for Life
team to raise money for the
American Cancer Society. The
group's biggest fund-raiser was
collecting $1 donations on three
prizes which were awarded
following a drawing held the
evening of Relay on April 7.
Patricia Lindsey, first cb-captain
of the Roseheads' "Cruising For a
Cure" tear announced that the

third prize (which was a mosaic
flower made by Rosehead Barbara
Patrick) was presented to Rita
Russell while the second team
prize, a purple afghan trimmed in
red (crocheted and donated by
Rosehead member Patricia
Lindsey), was won by Denise
Palmer; and the SI00 of groceries
from Winn-Dixie was the top
prize from the Roseheads awarded
to Pamela Moore.
"Thank-you Jeff Myers and

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groceries from Winn-Dixie, presented by store manager Jeff Myers.



A public meeting to discuss the
Local Mitigation Strategies
(LMS) will be held in the Taylor
County Board of County
Commissioners board room on
Monday, May 24, beginning at
8:30 a.m.
Taylor County Emergency
Management with the assistance
of the LMS Working Group will
hold a meeting to discuss
prioritizing projects which affect
the community due to hazards,
natural or otherwise.
All interested citizens and
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Winn Dixie for helping us have
such a great first prize," said
Cheryl Gregory, second co-
captain of the team continued by
thanking, "all team members,
their families and friends and all

members of the Roseheads. Other
local businesses which supported
us by having a donation jar at
their cash register include Joyce's
Main Street Cafe, Rebecca's
Jewelry and Gifts, Sisters'
Mercantile and Tea Room,

Debbie's Jewels, Mama's Italian
Restaurant, Rosehead Junction and
Goodman's Barbecue. We
appreciate your support."
Laura Taylor said, "Thank you
Heavenly Floors and J & M
Carpets for donating tiles for our

cake walk. It was fun and made
more money than we anticipated."
The whole team said, "With so
much support from this wonderful
community, it isn't surprising that
we went beyond our goal. Thank
you all."

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Members of the Taylor
County High football team
battled to a tie Friday scoring
one touchdown apiece in the
annual Orange vs. Blue
inter-squad game. Friday's
game at Dorsett Stadium
wrapped up spring practice
for the Bulldogs.
Taylor County Coach Price
Harris said members of his
team will continue weight-
training this summer before
practice resumes in August
for the fall season.

A-6 The Taco Times May 17, 2006

SGymnasts compete at state

The Taylor Gymnastics Boy's
team traveled to Lakeland April 23
to compete in the AAU State
Championships and returned with
several state champions!
Garrett Floyd, the team's
youngest member won the All-
Around Championship for the 6.
and under level 4 division. Floyd
also took gold medals on floor,
pommel horse, vault and high bar.
He took silver medals on ring and
Nathan Kallschmidt also earned
bragging rights when he took the
State Championship title on floor,
pommel horse and vault. He
captured the silver medal on high,
bar and the All-Around, narrowly
missing the gold by only one-
terith of a point.
Luke Kallschmidt took 2nd
place on floor, pommel horse and
high bar and finished 3rd in the
All-Around for level 5 ten-year-
olds against some extremely touch
Garrett Price was also on the 1st
place podium for his performance
on floor, vault and high bar. He
finished 2nd on P-bars and 3rd on
the rings and in the All-Around.
"Our boys competed very well
and did an awesome job at the
state competition," said Coach
Lisa Arrowood. You want them
to peak at state and they definitely
did that, she added. "We couldn't
be more proud of their hard work
and accomplishments this year.
The boys will continue to train
over the summer and some will
attend gymnastics camps to train
under the tpp competitors and
coaches in the gymnastics
Over 1500 athletes converged on
the Wide World of Sports complex
in Walt Disney World April 28-30
to compete in the AAU State
Gymnastics Championships.
Among those athletes were 18
vonnn ladies from the Taylor

Gymnastics competitive team.
"The highlight of the event for
us was when Alexis Burkett won
the All-Around Championship and
coveted All-American award, "
Arrowood said. This was the
debut of the All-American award.
This award was given to the
athlete with the highest all-around
score at the qualifying meets. We
were so excited for Alexis. She
competed so well in all four
events and certainly deserved this
award for her years of hard work
and extraordinary talent," she
Taylor Gymnastics also had the
following individual event State
Champions: Jharmara Simmons,
vault; Erica Keeler, beam; and
Cali Burkett, bars.
Silver medalists include: Taylor
Schmidt, bars; Alexis Biurkett,
vault; Summer Thomas, bars;
Erica Keeler, vault; and Rylee
Hudson, vault, bars, beam and the
Bronze medalists include: Kinzi
Mattingly, vault; Alexis Burkett,
bars and floor; Brittany Webb,
floor;, Tiffany Nix, beam; and

Summer Thomas, beam.
"The girls had a great time at
this competition, "said Coach
Melanie Morgan. "We were so
proud of each one of them."
Other gymnasts that competed
in the state games were Haley
Koon, Ashlyn Perry, Kaylyn
Wright, Allison Roberts, Reagan
Slaughter, Casey Viola and
Mickaela Whiddon.
The girl's team has a special
guest coach coming this summer
for approximately eight weeks.
Erinn Dooley, former National
Team member and University of
Florida All-American gymnast
will take over the coaching
responsibilities in late June.
"The girls are so excited to have
such an accomplished and
decorated gymnast coming to teach
them. They are looking forward
to learning from someone that has
personally experienced rising to
the top. We feel very fortunate to
have Erinn come to our gym,"
said Arrowood. "We are looking
forward to learning new skills and
techniques from her.

British soccer is back

this summer for camp

The Perry Soccer Association The cost for the camp 'is $77 per
will once again be hosting the participant. Each camper will
Challenger's British Soccer Camp receive a soccer ball and a camp t-
July 31-Aug. 4. shirt,
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I I n A-7 The Taco Times May 17, 20

'Street meeting' planned Saturday
'Street meeting' planned Saturday

Music, singing, preaching promised Gradu,
Lighthouse Revival Center will hold a "street meeting" onf Saturday, First Presbyteriar
May 20, at 7 p.m. in the Save-a-lot parking lot--in an effort to "take the Schoolteachers fol
word outside the walls, and into the highways and byways." Everyone is invites everyone to
invited for music, singing, preaching, a.m., followed by a
For more information, please call 223-3884 or 223-1599.
How do you develop a deacon? St. Peter's Primiti
The Taylor Baptist Association will present, "A Blueprint for Deacon May 18, at 6 p.m. f(
Disciple Making" on Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m. The focus of the study is 28. Everyone is e
to "develop believers, strengthen families and equip leaders for the practice on Thursda
ministry." Everyone is invited to attend.
Appreciation service planned First United Met
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ will hold an frequently asked q
appreciation program for Elder Maurice Perkins and First Lady Ramona hypocritical Christi
Perkins on Saturday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 11. Pastor Matt Walli

Sunday brought a beautifulu

Watch Your Words .
Keep a watch on your words my
" children for words are wonderful
things; they can be sweet like bees'
fresh honey. But like bees they have
terrible stings. They can bless like
the warm glad sunshine and
brighten the lonely life. They can cut
in the strife of anger, like an open,

Trudie Tuten Bass
Trudie Tuten Bass, 91, died May
13, 2006, in Madison after a long
Born in Madison County Dec.
15, 1914, she was the daughter of
the late Mick and Hosanna Pickels
Tuten. She was a lifelong resident
of Madison County, a homemaker
and a member of New Home
Baptist Church in Madison.
Survivors include: three sons,
Raydell Bass of Lake City, Dickie
Bass and Bill Bass, both of
Madison; two daughters, Helen
Farnell of Perry and Judy Blanton
of Madison; one sister, Robbie
Andrews of Madison; two sisters-
in-la', Henri Tuten ind Jen el
SBas. boih- of -ldioni" i" .
gi andchildren; 17 great
grandchildren; two great great
grandchildren; and a host of

two-edged knife. Let these pass
',/...,*,l, your lips unchallenged.
Words are beautiful if they come
to support the weary, to comfort or
help the blind, but if a bitter
revengeful spirit prompts the words
let them be unsaid. They may flash
through the brains like lightning,.
or fall on the heart like lead.
Keep them back if they are cold

nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her
husband, Sidney B. Bass, and a
brother, Gussie Tuten.
Funeral services were held
Monday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home in Madison.
Interment followed at San Pedro
Family members received
friends Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Beggs Funeral' Home in
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Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11
ship luncheon.

r rehearsals begin Thursday
ve Baptist Church will hold a choir rehearsal Thursday,
or its upcoming Women's Day services on Sunday, May
encouraged to attend this rehearsal, and also a second
ay, May 25, also at 6 p.m.

about hypocritical preachers?'
thodlist Church will continue its series of sermons on
questions, with this week's topic being, "What about
ans and ungodly preachers?"
is invites the community to attend.

I' Mother's Day

and cruel, under padlock, and seal,
The wounds they make my children
are always slow to heal: May
Christ guard your lips and may
your words be the words of
beautifidl truth.
Sunday was such a beautiful
Mother's Day. So many children
came from so many places to see
"Mother" and let her know they
loved and thank God for Mother.
Ruby Garner had a Mother's Day
get-together. Children came and
visitors, too. Mrs. Bennie Ruth
Colson of Pompano Beach came,

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Mrs. B.D. Williams, who has
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Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Thomas of
South Florida visited with Mrs.
Williams on Sunday.
The Paul Bearers ,Union will be
held May 27, at New Brooklyn
M.B. Church. at 10:30 with
president A.D. Jones, presiding. All
members are asked to see the
secretary of their lodge and get all
dues and debts paid in time.

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calls, love offering, food,
the beautiful flowers and
cards. To those who
came to our home for
prayer and singing; for
'being with us during and
after Thomas' battle with
cancer. It has been a
blessing to know so
many people loved and
cared! Thank you for
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May God bless you.
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Jesus, through the Word of God, provided us a high standard to
follow. He says "If any man would come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" (Matthew 16:24).
Peter points out that Christ provided an example for us to follow
(1 Peter 2:21). We may ask "what would Jesus do" when we're
facing some challenge in our lives? One of the challenges we
have is knowing how to answer religious questions. When watching
Jesus' activities', what pattern can we observe that would provide
us guidance onkhow to appropriately handle spiritual questions?

Jesus had to answer questions from a lot of different types of
personalities. For example, we see Jesus answering a question
from a sincere scribe in Mark 12:28, "What commandment is the
first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is, Hear, 0 Israel; The
Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength. The second is this, Thou shalt love thy
nciytizbt 'r a r"1 thy .lf. There, is none oili r .,iit.jul,,,l-,,iii .,i .t
than these." What do we see? Jesus answered a religious question
with scripture (Deut. 6:4-5; Lev. 19:18).

Jesus also had to answer hard questions from those who were
not friendly toward Him. In Mark 12:18 we see an occasion when
a group of Sadducees attempt to trap Jesus in a difficult question.
"And there come unto him Sadducees, who say that there is no
resurrection; and they asked him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote
unto us, If a man's brother dies, and leaves a wife behind him, and
leaves no child, that his brother should take his wife,'aid raise up
seed unto his brother. There were seven brethren: and the first tok
a wife, and dying left no seed; and the second took her, and died.
leaving no seed behind him; and the third likewise: and the seven
left no seed. Last of all the woman also died. In. the resurrection:
whose wife shall she be of them? For the seven had her to ,'ifc.'
Jesus said unto them, 'Is, it not for this, cause that ye err, that ye
know not the scriptures, nor the power of God? For when they,
shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in.:.
marriage; buf are as angels in heaven. But as touching the dead,:-
that they are raised; have ye not read in the book of Moses, in the:
place concerning the Bush, how God spake unto him, saying, I am
the God ofAbraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
He is not the God of the, dead, but of the living: ye do greatly err'"
Jesus scolds the questioners for reaching erroneous conclusions.
He quickly refers to scripture that answers their question (Exodus
,3:6). The Sadducees had apparently reached a bad conclusion from
handed-down ifadition, or some writing that was not part of God's
Word, but Jesus showed they needed to rely on scripture.

Jesus even, aced direct challenges from Satan himself. "And
the tempter came and said unto him, 'If thou art the Son of God,
command that these stones become bread.' 4But he answered and
said, 'It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every
word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.' Then the devil
taketh him into the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the
temple, and saith unto him, 'If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself
down:for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning
thee: and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou
dash thy foot against a stone.' Jesus said unto him, 'Again it is
written, 'Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.' "Again,
the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth
him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and he
said unto him, 'All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall
down and worship me.' Then saith Jesus unto him, 'Get thee hence,
Satan:for it is written,Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and
him only shalt thou serve'" (Matthew 4:3-10). Jesus' approach is
clear He repeatedly says "It is written" to remind Satan of the
truth (Deut. 8:3; 6:13,16; 10:20). Notice that Satan also used
scripture (Psalm 91:11-12). Using scripture incorrectly is no better
than ignoring it altogether. Understanding His word correctly is

What did Jesus do when asked a religious question? He
answered with correctly applied scripture!
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[CHs Seniors


Taylor County High School-
seniors and theifn tanies enjoyed
the bright 'lights of the big
city during last week's
school-sponsored trip to New York,
City, N.Y.
The Taylor tourists hit the
ground running--literally as they
headed straight for dinner and a
show the evening of their arrival,
Thursday, May 4.
The group dined family-style at
the popular Carmine's Restaurant
and then strolled down Broadway
to catch a performance of the 2002:
Tony award winning musical
A quick stop at Times Square for
a group photo followed and then it
was time to wrap up the evening
with dessert 50s-style at Ellen's
Stardust Diner.
.On Friday, tour stops included
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum,
lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe and a
trip on the subway to 5th Avemnue
for a shopping spree on,
Millionaires Row...Tiffany's, FAO
Schwartz Toy Store and Trump
Towers, to name a few.

The attemoon itinerary included
a tour of the largest Catholic
c.tihedrjl in the United States and

.Rockefeller Center.
Then it was batter-up as the
group took in game of baseball,

watching the Mets go up against
the Atlanta Braves.
. Saturday morning found the

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Actress Victoria Rowell appeared on "The Early Show" to promote National
Local ,high school seniors joined Rowell in front of the cameras, holding
foster and adopted youth.

Foster Care Month.
original artwork by

group sightseeing in China Town, shopping and dinning at Waikiki-.
ending their day.with dinner cruise Wally's--which came complete.
aboard the Spirit of New York. with its own cascading waterfall-,:-
Sunday stops included Central live parrots and tiki tiki bar. The,':'
Park, Grand Central Terminal and group took in the off-Broadway hit,;r:
lunch overlooking the Brooklyn "Stomp" on Sunday evening,!
'Bridge.. capping the performance, with-
A special highlight of the day dessert at the famous Serendipity",
was a visit to Ground Zero and St. restaurant.
Paul's Episcopal Church, located The final day of the trip, the.:.
next to the site of the Twin Towers. group was up bright and early to,:
The oldest building in Manhattan, catch a live taping of the CBS
the church was unscathed by the Early Morning Show. Several local
collapse of the towers during the seniors shared screen time with':
Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, soap opera star Victoria Rowell,
Later that afternoon, the group better known as Dru Winters on the
headed over to the East Village for "Young & the Restless."

Graduation plans announced
Taylor County High School (TCHS) and Taylor Technical Institute (TTI)
will bid farewell to graduating seniors in ceremonies planned this week.
On Friday, TTI will hold graduation ceremonies at the Taylor County
High School gymnatorium, beginning at 7 p.m.
All graduating high school completion and GED students are asked to :
meet at the high school gym Thursday, May 18, at 6:45 p.m. for rehearsal..
Weather permitting, Dorsett Stadium will be the scene for TCHS:-
graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 20, starting at 9 a.m. High schooli
seniors will be featured in a special graduation edition in Friday's Perry:.

Awards program recognizes TTI students

Taylor Technical Institute's (TTI)
Awards Day program was held,
May 3.
Industry, business and
educational leaders, along with
family and friends, assembled
to recognize the many
accomplishments and academic
achievements of career-technical
education students, according to
TTI Izell Montgomery Jr.,
industry services coordinator.
The following, students were
recognized by their program
Applied Welding Technology
Tim Brown, instructor
--Welding contest winners first
year: third place, Chris Wynn;

second place, Scott Cruce; and first
place, Marc Lacovino. I
--Welding contest winners
second year: third place, Blair
Jones; second place, John
Tamme; and first place, Ricky
--Most Dedicated Student
Award: Marc Lacovino.
--Best Attitude Award: Brian
--Most Outstanding Secondary
Student Award: Ricky
--Most Outstanding Post
Secondary Student Award: Scott
--Rising To Excellence Award:
Barry Poitevint.

Business, Technology
and Education
David Dunkle, instructor
--Most Determined Student
Award, Connie Mote.
--Most Outstanding Secondary
Student Award: Kasi Lewis.
--Administrative Assistant Most
Outstanding Post -Secondary
Student Award: Gloria
--Accounting Operations Most
Outstanding Post Secondary
Student Award: Canedra Gross.
--Medical Administrative
Specialist Most Outstanding
Student Award: Katrina Pittman.
--Most Improved Student Award:
Wallace R. Holmes.

Automotive Technology
Kenneth Young, instructor
--NAPA Sharpshooter Award:
Donny Simmons.
--L.R. Thomas Troubleshooter
Award: Jarrett Broughton.
--Timberland Ford
Troubleshooter Award: Keith
--Yarbrough Tires New
Technical Award: Joshua Cain.
--Most Outstanding Post-
Secondary Student Award: Joshua
Debbie Little, instructor
--Most Helpful Student Award:
Jessica Rudd.
--Most Artistic Cosmetologist

Award: Audra Markham.
--Most Creative Colorist Award
and Most Outstanding Post-
Secondary Student Award: Susan
--Most Likely To Succeed
Award: Rosa Bautista.
--Style Award for Creative
Cutting: Heather Phillips.,
--Creative' Nail Award: Mandi
Industrial Machinery
Maintenance Technology
Danie Cassidy, instructor
--Most Outstanding Secondary
Student Award: Joshua Walker.
--Most Outstanding Post
Secondary Student Award:
Jonathan Barnes.

--Charles F. Hassler Hard Hat
Award: Frank Butler.
--GoldKist Financial Assistance"
Awards: Garrett Arrowood,,
Brandon Fierro and Jamie
Industrial Electrical &
Instrumentation Technology, Scott
Vaughn, instructor:
--Outstanding First Year Student
Award: Stacy Cain.
--Outstanding Second Year'
Student Award: Caleb Frazier.
--Best Attitude Award: Brian
Carpentry, Glen Williamson,
-* Please see page 4



B-2 Taco Times May 17, 2006

- 7" Agencies 'must consider facts,

not emotionally-fired opinions'

Dear Editor:
From the time we first heard that'
an electrical power generating
plant might be built in Taylor
County some local citizens began
to oppose it. I have not advocated
building the plant. Considering my
advanced age I doubt that it will
have much, if any, effect on me, so
my position in the matter has been
Since the plant would be
southeast of Perry and our
prevailing winds are from the
northwest, almost all of the output
from the stacks would be taken
toward heavily wooded areas. I
predict that the greatest complaint,
15 years from now, will be about
having to wait several minutes for
those long trains to pass.
In letters to this newspaper I
have urged those who are opposed
to construction of the plant to base
their opposition on facts, not
emotion or hearsay. Unfortunately,
a number of persons who have
absolutely no first-hand knowledge
about living near new coal-
powered plants or about the
production of electricity formed
their opinions quickly and began
writing letters to the editor based
largely on what they have heard or

what they think. The
governmental agencies that must
approve permits for the new power
plant would not even consider
most of the objections that I have
read. They must consider only
facts, not emotionally-fired
opinions. 'Very few facts have
appeared in those letters.
Even a Tallahassee doctor who
specializes in allergy treatment
logged in with a letter stating that
some of his patients who have
visited areas where coal-fired
plants exist returned with
worsened breathing problems. He
did not even consider that anything
else in those areas visited could
possibly have caused their
problems because he-. is fixated on
banning a coal-fired plant. What
he wrote was an opinion not based
on facts.
When groups take an "anti"
position against anything--
punishment of criminals,
immigration, use of pesticides, etc.
--it appears that their minds lock
out any information that appears to
differ with their opinions. They
refuse to hear it or believe it, no
matter how reliable the source may
Some letters have recalled the

bad old days when the writers lived
in industrial areas with little or no
pollution controls on coal-burning
plants. Partially as a result of the
blight produced by those old plants
the government established the
Environmental Protection Agency,
and progressively stronger
emission controls have been
imposed on plants built in recent
years. Do you wonder why we
haven't seen any protest letters
from persons who have lived near
a coal-fired plant that was
completed within the last five
years or so? Could it be that. they
are so clean no one can make much
of a case against them?
Just a few years ago cars and
trucks produced tremendous
amounts of particulate pollution
that was especially harmful to our
lungs. Very few people clamored
for the elimination of motor
vehicles. Instead, catalytic
converters were invented and lead
was eliminated from gasoline,
drastically reducing vehicular air
pollution. Similar improvements
have been made in every industry
that produces significant pollution.
Our atmosphere is much cleaner
-*, Please see page 3

Midweek Muddle

Letters to the Editor

Writer is keeping an eye on marina

Dear Editor:
;For the past two-plus years, the
published news surrounding the
potential development of the Pruitt
property into the Magnolia Bay
Marina & Resort has been
interesting to follow.
This letter addresses the
published information in
relaton-ship to the facts based on
the landowner/developer
commenti is leading up to the
suibmJital of the permit application
rto the Su\tannee River Water
*Management District (SWRMD)
.aid the comments of SWRMD,
.Florida Department of
.Ei ironmental Protection, Office
of Coastal and Aquatic Managed
Areas (FDE P.) and Florida Fish and
_Widlife Conservation
Commission IFWC) in regards to
ihe content of the permit
: Taco Times, Dec. 1, 2004, Page
1A-1. Marina nears pennitting stage
i'"H-eart & soul" of development).
'The article stated that the project
manager for a St. Petersburg
physician's planned development
of some 3,800 acres along Taylor
County's coast said Tuesday that
theplans for a $30 to $40 million
marina should be ready to submit
to permitting agencies by February.
"The marina is the heart and soul of
what -we're developing," said
Project Manager Chuck Olson.
"Everything else will blossom out

from the marina."
Olson said the marina basin will
be 20 to 30 acres in size and will
contain 375 wet boat slips and
another 500 dry. slips. He
anticipates the channel from the
basin into the gulf will be 100 feet
wide and six feet deep and will run
about one-quarter of a mile into the
gulf. He said over the past 10 or 12
months he has had numerous
meetings with state and federal
agencies as well as professionals
designing the marina, those that
will provide detailed
environmental data and attorneys
who will help push the project
"This will be one of the largest
marinas in North Florida. There's a
proper way to do it and that's what
we plan to do. Dr. Pruitt and I want
to keep the environmental impact
as low as possible," Olson said. He
said he has also received help from
several local governmental
agencies including County
Manager Buddy Humphries,
County Extension Agent Clay

Olson and Economic Developer
Rick Breer. Olson said everyone
involved with this project is now in
"high gear."
"This is the most unique piece of
property.-in Florida between Tampa
and Port St. Joe. We have the rare
opportunity to take this land and
properly design it," Olson said.
Olson is well-known in the Tampa
Bay area as a real estate broker and
de% eloper. He has expertise in
developing environmentally'
sensitive areas like the coastal tract
Subsequent articles were
published in the Perry News-
Herald on March 18, Nov. 4 and
Jan. 6, 2006. The Jan. 6 article
reported that the permit had been
.submitted on December 30, 2005,
and that the project costs were
$700 million with a 2-mile channel
into the gulf. The Magnolia Bay
Marina & Resort environmental
resource permit (ERP05-0618)
consists of 294 pages.
,* Please see page 3

Definition of a neighbor

Dear Editor:
According to Mr. Webster the
following 'words and their
meanings are listed as:
Friend: A person who knows and
likes another; a person who favors

Taco Tmes

Wednesday, May 17, 2006'

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and, supports; person who belongs
to the same side or group.
Supporter, patron, advocate.
Neighbor: one who' lives near
another; person or thing that is near
another. A fellow human being; be
friendly (with).
Our new "friendly neighbor" the
Taylor Energy Center does not
accurately fit the description. They
may want to live near, they sure
aren't belonging to the same side
or group. They'are not an advocate
of protecting their neighborss.
Who are their circle of friends?
Look within the 50 mile radius that
encompasses the area from Perry
outward (in all directions) that
their pollution will travel on the
Do you live within that 50 mile
circle of friends? Where mercury,
. NOx, S02, and acid rain will come
from the 700-foot stacks of
belching smoke, causing among
other things smog.
What will your air be like
Quitman, Ga.? Or yours Madison,
Monticello, Live Oak, O'Brien,
Cross City and Clyattville? How
will you fair Valdosta, Lake City
and Jasper when the westerly
.winds blow eastward toward ydu?
Add this to any other polluters you
already have and you have the
ingredients for very busy doctors.
The "circle of friends" also
include Wakulla Springs, Blue
Springs, Suwannee Springs. How
about Lake Miccosukee and
"-* Please see page 3


In a marriage, there are countless
opportunities to build walls.
Counselors and psychiatrists alike will
declare that walls are dangerous to a
healthy, relationship and should be
taken down--brick by emotional brick.
But on this particular Saturday night, I
could have used a good wall in, my
The husband and son had departed
optimistically for the annual Optimist
Club Fishing Tournament, a two-day
adventure which included for them, not
only two days of fishing and fellowship,
but a baseball game too. They had
thrown out all reason and rationale for
this occasion, and replaced it with lures
and shiners. They were more than
optimistic that they would fare well in
the tournament; they were downright
confident. Testosterone, I've learned,
fits just as nicely in a tackle box as it
does in a baseball glove.
After days of threading rods and
oiling reels, after nights of counting
lures and developing strategy, after two
minutes of collecting clothing and
attempting to escape without personal
hygiene items, they announced, "I think
we've got it," and loaded up.
I tried to look sufficiently saddened by
their leaving. I wanted them to be safe,
of course. I wanted them to have fun, of
course. But I wanted my house to myself
for a weekend, of course.
I don't know if it's an "only child
thing" br if I am distantly related to
Emily Dickinson, but as much as I enjoy,
people...I also enjoy being apart from
people. And for half of those 48 hours,
I planned to be apart--talking to myself
and enjoying it; cooking little and
enjoying it; doing quality control checks
on the couch; and getting the whole bed
to myself.
The first night went smoothly. On the
second night, however, I accidentally
went to sleep on the downstairs couch
and when I awoke at 11 p.m., I was as
frisky as a backyard squirrel. I knew
this was a critical mistake because I had
Sunday responsibilities, and I couldn't
walk around the house until 4 a.m.,
trying to get to sleep. So I worked
mightily: cleaned two bathrooms,
swept the kitchen' floor, exhausted
myself and found my way to the real
bed at 1 a.m. Fortunately, I was able to
go to sleep, although I slept rather
fitfully. I'm not accustomed to having
the whole bed, and I found myself
trying out different areas--and both
pillows-- for comfort. Because I could,
that's why."

e Great Fall


But on one of my fitful roll-overs, I
had forgotten my logistics and I rolled
right out of thtbed and onto the floor.
I felt like I had been in an airplane
But instead of laying crumpled on the
floor and whimpering, I jumped to my
feet as if I had just made a "10" in the
Olympic gymnastics. And there I stood,
in the dark, at attention, pledging
allegiance to nobody in particular--
finally confident that I was now
completely insane and in need of
professional help.
When I realized the oddity of it all, I
slumped down on the floor again to
gather my wits in the dark. I haven't
fallen out of a bed since I was 6 years
old. In fact, I'm too old to fall out of a
bed; I could break something.
Then I began to wonder: if I had really
hurt myself, how many days would have
passed before they found my body and
wondered what happened? Upon their
return from the high seas, the husband
and son wouldn't come upstairs until
bedtime and they would just assume
that I had found some place fun to go.
They would leave messages on my cell
phone. They wouldn't consider looking
on the far side of the bed, and the
husband's first clue might come when
he stepped on me that night while
getting into bed. But he would be sleepy
at the time, in the dark--not thinking
straight-- and he wouldn't pursue it. He
would get up the'next morning, step on
me again, Wd wonder why I didn't make
the coffee.
These were dark thoughts for a dark
Saturday night. I was pretty sure it
would be. Monday at noon before
someone noticed I was missing.
That thought made me very sad and I
struggled back into the bed from which
I had fallen to confess my sins. "I'm
being punished," I decided, for wanting
the house to myself. Sadness can be
slumbering, and I slept until the alarm
went offk. Then I awakened and
wondered if I had dreamed all this
madness; Nope, I had knocked off a
pictureiframe and loosened thecurtains
from their tiebacks.
This was no midsummer night's
It was, a fall.
When I told the husband about it, he
reminded me of something the marriage
counselors and psychiatrists simply
don't understand. "I make a pretty good
wall," he said.
And every marriage needs a good wall.
To prevent a good fall.

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Letters to the Editor i

Writer urges: become informed and voice opinion

Continued from page 2

The initial ERP submitted by Dr.
Pruitt, Secret Promise, Ltd was a
mitigation permit (ERP99-0274M,
July 2005). SRWMD received 60
requests from concerned private
citizens (conp) to review the
permit; however, this permit to
address the un-permitted damages
of 4.5-acres of wetlands at Dekle
Beach was not reported by local
news media. Secret Promise, Ltd
negotiated the mitigation fines to
only monitor the re-growth of the
vegetation damaged and report the
progress to SWRMD. In essence,
the mitigation charges were
dropped by' SRWMD. Did this
nfitigation permit contradict Mr.
Olson's previous, statement?
"There's a proper way to do it and
that's what we plan to do. Dr.
Pruitt and I want to keep the
environmental impact as low as
possible." The Magnolia Bay
Marina & Resort is a business
proposal to the citizens and
administration of Taylor County.
In lieu of the mitigation permit, the
first impression is usually the
lasting impression in establishing a
business relationship.
On Feb. 9, 2006, SRWMD
addressed a letter to Dr. J. Crayton
Pruitt, Secret Promise, Ltd. The
subject: Incomplete Application,
ERP05-0618, Magnolia Bay
Marina & Resort, Taylor County.
The 25-page letter states that the
above mentioned permit was
incomplete and provided 157
itemized deficiencies in the
application. The 157 comments
were provided by SRWMD, FDEP
and FWC.
The Feb. 6 SRWMD letter listed
deficiencies in the application,
involving, but not limited to:
required corporation documents;
sovereignty submerged lands
authorization; wetlands and surface
water management systems;
dredging operations, maintenance,
sediment control; consistencies
with the Taylor County
Comprehensive Plan; documents
from Department of Community
Affairs; private and public access

project is in a Class III shell fish
area in regards to scallops and that
"the applicant does not address
potential impacts to this species."
What will be the economic
impact on the privately-owned
motels, marinas, and camp grounds
if the annual scallop harvest is
adversely affected to the degree
that recreational scalloping is "not
worth the effort?" It would be a
tragedy for the next generation to
read about the scallop populations
in the Looking Back section of the
Taco Times.
I keep reminding myself of the
initial comment of Mr. Olson in the
December 2004, Taco Times
article, "This will be one of the
largest marinas in North Florida.
There's a proper way to do it and

that's what we plan to do. Dr.
Pruitt and I want to keep the
environmental impact as low as
possible," Olson said. Is that
statement supported by the initial
mitigation permit (subsequently
negotiated down); the 157
comments regarding the
incomplete environmental resource
permit that addressed many
concerns involving "adverse
affects" to the local estuary and
Dekle Beach.
I am concerned that in the not
too distant future that the comment,
"We use to catch trout and scallops
right out there" will be the answer
to questions from recreational
visitors. I have personally
recorded three North Florida Grand
Slams (trout, cobia, redfish) as

about dredging projects

recognized by IGFA in the last two not in the long-term best interest of
years within the footprint of the Taylor County.
modeled dredging impact area of I strongly suggest that any
Magnolia Bay Marina & Resort. person or family that spends
I wholeheartedly agree with the recreational dollars pursuing the
quote in the publication Progress -natural treasures (scallops, trout,
2006 by Sandy Beach-Manning, redfish, grouper, etc.) of your
Chairman Chamber of Commerce backyard paradise (Big Grassy
Board of Directors, "Why go on Island to Yates Creek) to become
vacation when I have paradise right more informed and voice your
in my own backyard." Proposed opinion in regards to dredging
projects that advocate dredging, projects.
salt marsh and estuary destruction If I was a local business person
and violate the Florida statutes in that depends on these recreational
regards to the protection of our dollars, I would be asking the
public sea grass preserves, question, "How am I to replace
estuaries and coast line are major these dollars in the event adverse
concerns for the scientific and changes drastically reduce that
regulatory agencies that are annual income?"

involving fees, charges, and profit;
Coastal Structures Design Report;
water quality treatment including
wet-detention design criteria;
marina basin and navigable
channel; model used in the marina
flushing analysis; potentially affect
water quality of Dekle Beach canal
and may increase shoaling of the
canal; may have underestimated
the flushing time by 50 percent; sea
grass mitigation; storm surge
impact; Stormwater Erosion and
Sedimentation Control; adversely
affect the conservation of wildlife
and their habitats; adversely affect
fishing, recreational values and
marine productivity; impacts on
the scallop population; collection
and reporting of sediment samples
and water quality samples and a
plan for future water quality
sampling reports.
FDEP stated that a project of this
size should be considered a
Development of Regional Impact
(DRI), and should require an
Environmental Impact. Statement
(EIS). I totally agree with that
recommendation and I encourage
all concerned citizens to contact
SRWMD to obtain the public
information regarding this project
(reference ERP05-0618). The
SRWMD website is
www.srwmd.state.fl.us or call
(800) 226-1066. To date, 84
concerned private citizens' requests
are published on the SRWMD
The Perry-Taylor County
chamber r of Commerce (PTCCC)
has several informational
brochures in regards to the natural
treasures of the area; one of which
is the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling
,Trail, published by FWC. PTCCC
confirmed that the trail is
designated as one of the top 20
"padling trails in the U.S. Will the
boating activity concerns itemized
by FWC adversely affect the
participation within the Big Bend
.Saltwater Paddling Trail and thus
reduce the recreational tourist
dollars? Another brochure entitled
"Scalloping" is a tri-fold flier
providing contact information for
23 motels, 6 marinas, and 8 camp
grounds. The FDEP stated that the

Joey Landreneau.
Cedar Island

How will county's neighbors be affected by TEC?

Continued from page 2
Governor Hill Lake, aren't you
fortunate? Apalachee Bay, Shell
Point and Apalachicola National
Forest are in that polluting circle of
environment. It takes less than a
teaspoon of mercury to destroy a
25-acre lake.
Moving on to the :Suwannee
Rivers Fenholloway, Econfina,
Wacissa and St. Marks river beds.
Are they going to be made
unusable for recreation after years
,of a belching plant? The
Fenholloway will never recover if
this is added to what Buckeye has
already done. Will there be more
destruction of the grass flats off of
our beautiful coast line?
Remember a coal-fired plant lasts
at least 60 years. Your
grandchildren will be grandparents
by then.
The Steinhatchee Wildlife
Management Area, Maclay
Gardens and Lake Jackson Mounds
will be happy to know that you,
too, are included in the TEC's
circle of friends. Let's not forget
the Oceola National Forest, and
Aucilla Wildlife Management are,
too. Friendly neighbors like to be

remembered. They will be when
the natural beauty of the landscape
is gone. Remember this is not the
only "friendly neighbor" slated for
Florida. *
Dixie, Taylor, Leon, Lafayette,
Suwannee, Hamilton, Madison,
Jefferson and Gilchrist are you
prepared to welconie the new
neighbor to your environment? Is
the next one going to be in your
This is only a portion of their
good neighbors. Look at a map and
see if you are included. Perhaps the
winds will be kind and not carry all
the pollution your way, but then
again look how far the ash from
Mt. St. Helens traveled. No one
knows what, when, how or where
the wind blows and what is carried
on the currents of those refreshing
breezes. Will you be able to
breathe, those refreshing breezes?
Or will you be wheezing those
Oh, yes. Don't forget the five to
six diesel trains that will belch their
way over the tracks with three
engines pouring out more
obnoxious smells. Diesel
locomotives released nearly
900,000 tons of NQx in 2002.
Clean up, fix up, make better are

all empty words when it comes to
big business. As long as the rules
"bend" they will. If, as suspected,
the coal will come to Jacksonville
from South America and shipped
westward via train, that issue
throws a new element into the mix.
Those counties to the west of
Duval will have added train traffic
chugging through their towns,
villages and hamlets. And what do
you get? Pollution. Noise.
Additional traffic tie-ups. Aren't
you lucky!
So those of you who helped vote

Should Taylor

for the by-pass around Perry for :th
railroad, remember you will not go
unscathed. You are in the line of
pollution also. It may not be ti;:-
plant, but the rail traffic, coal dust.
the high tension lines and the
knowledge that you are helping to
destroy the "nature coast" of
Are you ready Taylor County, for
the jobs? If the plant starts
construction in 2008 who will be
the fortunate 60 hires? Hum! Ask
for the rest of the story.

build plant to

provide its own electricity?

Continued from page 2

than it was just a few years ago, but
no amount of improvement will
ever be enough for the
environmental purists. And there
is no practical way to produce
power without creating some
Again, I urge opponents of the
plant to provide solid facts to
bolster their case. What you think

doesn't matter. What you know
does matter.
For further information ygu
might check out the webstte
learnaboutcoal.org, or Google
"coal gasification." -.
One final note: If you taketl e
position that power plants should
be built where the electricity will
be used, wouldn't that require that
we build a power plant in Taylor
County to provide our electricity?
Ray Evan


1003 S. Jefferson Perry (850) 584-5891

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Sward sponsors

are recognized

continued from page 1
--Outstanding Secondary
student Award: Andre Towns.
S --Outstanding Secondary
student Award: Cody Vaughn.
: Patient Care Technology
Debby Knowles, instructor
S--Perfect Attendance Certificate:
4laria Johnson.
--Excellent Attendance
.Certificate: Haley Eakins.
--PCT Nursing Spirit Award:
landii Baston.
--CNA Nursing Spirit Award:
Carla Cruce.
S--CNA Nursing Award and
ilarold Hansen Scholarship Award:
:knanda Piaskowski.
--Most Oultstanding PCT Student
.4kward: Danielle Ellison.
--Most Outstanding CNA
Student Award: April Gee.
High School Completion,
Nilburn Bell, instructor:
--North Florida Community
college Scholarship Awards: Kasi
R. Lewis and Courtney L. Pease.
--Project Graduation
-cholarship Award: Kenitra L.
TTI Director Ken Olsen said, "I
Mvould like to express sincere
appreciation on behalf of riyself
Nand our staff to the following,
individuals, businesses, civic
organizations and other partners
Wfor their outstanding support of
fTaylor Technical Institute and its
studentst, and for sponsoring this
A-Awards Day Program: Airgas,
8American Aluminum, United

Ag Day' offers hands-on

learning experiences

Welding Services, Buckeye
Technologies, Fru-Con, Custom
Design Industries, Miller's
Electric, ArcOne, Quality Plus
Service, Ina B. Padgett, State Farm
Insurance Company, Paper Allied-
Industrial Chemical & Energy
Workers Union International,
Photos and Frames, NAPA Auto
Parts, L.R. Thomas Chevrolet,
Timberland Ford, Yarbrough Tires
& Automotive Services, Styles By
Laura, Salon 19, Attitudes, His,
Hers Ours, Perry Barber Shop,
Gold Kist, Weiss Building
Company, Cashway Building
Supply Company; Marshall Health
Care & Rehabilitation Center,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital,
Mike Knowles, Taylor Education
Foundation, North' Florida
Community College and Florida
Coca Cola Bottling Company.
We appreciate everything they did
for us."
The awards and gifts ranged
from certificates and plaques to
truck tool boxes, circular saws,
4-foot building levels, a portable
welding machine, a dog box, basic
welding personal equipment and
monetary scholarships.
"Thank you again partners in
education for your outstanding
support and, also, a big thank you
to. our program committee
members for a job well
done: Janice Murphy, co-chair,
LeeAnn Tomlinson, Melesa Curry,
Jan Hinkle, Susie Cruce,
Sandra O'Quinn, Fronda Sharp, Jan
Perrine and Ruby Austin"
said Montgomery.

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Buckeye, Foley Timber & Land Company, the Florida Department of Agriculture, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
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and Cracker Homestead, as well as a mini-petting zoo. Local volunteer Diane Whitfield and county marine extension agent Justin
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METAL .3' Wide,
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Fultline of 3' Wide
accessories in stock Painted

Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.

Doctors' Memorial Hospital is now hiring for the positions listed below. Our 48-bed acute care
facility offers a competitive salary and benefits package, retirement plan, and flexible scheduling.
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-0661, E-Mail to
dianam@doctorsmemorial.com, or call (850) 584-0866.

Certified Medical Assistant, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time
File Clerk, PRN

Food Services:
Cook/Aide, PRN
Cook, Full-Time

Lab Tech, Full-Time
Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time

Imaging Services:
Nuclear Medicine Tech, PRN
Echo Cardiographer, PRN

Registered Nurse, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, PRN.
Certified.Nursing Assistant, PRN

Drug Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Employer
D o Memorial H o spital--.

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S No Down Payment for Landowners!

(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
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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

-,'Call Mark Southerland (850) 584-6,021 soho@gtcom.net


Two C.N.A. Positions One full time 2-10
p.m. shift opportunity. Must have good
attendance record and work references.
Part time position. Works with lower
functioning level and lower safety
awareness residents. Must have interest is
assisting with basic activities program.
Contact Jennifer Richardson. Lafayette
Health Care Center, 512 W. Main St.,
Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.
Help Wanted RN & LPN's all shifts
available. Sign on Bonus. We welcome
i,irin- faces. Apply in person to Lake
Park of Madison. 259 SW Captain Brown
Rd. Madison, FL (850)973-8277
Need someone to till garden space. Also
needed is a pick up truck load of dirt to fill
in holes. 223-1874
Executive Director North Florida
Workforce Development Board
Madison, FL
The North Florida Workforce Development
Board is seeking a dynamic, results-
oriented individual with pioneering
approaches to workforce development.
You will work with. top .business,
community, and government leaders. With
a wide variety of responsibilities, you will
focus on the strategic planning process
with the Board of Directorsthat result in
creating services, delivering value and
improving workforce skills, The salary
range is $49,000 $56,000 depending on
experience & qualifications.
To ensure consideration, resumes and
employment applications should be
received at the North Florida Workforce
Development Board office, attention:
William W. Howard, Interim Executive
Director at P.O. Box 267, Madison, FL
32341-0267 or at 309 S.W. Range Avenue,
Madison, FL 32340 by COB on May 26,
2006. Please call Mr, Howard at 850-973-
2672 or toll free at 866-212-9618 to receive
an application by return mail.
Drug Free Workplace
Equal Access/ Equal Opportunity

Mosquito Control Truck Driver
(seasonal/part time) = $6.49/hr.
Call In Roll Off Attendant $6.49/hr.
Library Technician $8.04/hr.
.Entire job description, requirements and
application can bddbt ilfN'frdfh'WW .tcflI
libinfo.com or Taylor Employment
Connections, 1702 S, Jefferson Street.,
.Posit4/7T/ EOE, VP, 'DT background
check employer.

Machine operator needed at Perry Chip
Mill. Salary Range: $8.69-$9/hr. Working
40-50hrs. week. Drug screening, pre-
employment physical, and background
check. Must have valid Drivers license.
Description of job duties: Heavy
equipment operator, log loaders, truck
driver, and assisting mill operators in
repair and cleanup, will be required to work
safe. Applicants can apply by going to
www.smurfit-stone.com or by mailing
resumes to 3979 Stone County Rd, 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 major in court
administration, public administration,
business administration, management, or
a related area, and six years of
professional experience in court
administration, government administration,
or in A position of executive leadership,
three years of which were in a supervisory
position. Must have knowledge of
operation and procedures of the State
Courts System;' knowledge of state and
local government budget process
desirable. For further information, visit
www.flcourts.org. Must Submit by May 22,
Submit resume w/State of Florida
application to:
Julian E Collins, Chief Judge
Third Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 2077
Lake City, FL 32056
ADA Compliant/EOE

Flatbed Division
r New Pay Package*


Loads originating in Fulton, MS
Dedicated Account (Flatbed)
Excellent pay
Industry-leading benefits -
free life insurance w/sick pay
401(k) match, immediate vesting,
SOC on the dollar up to 7%
Tarp pay $40/Ioad
No Northeast deliveries
Home every wkd
Avg 2 ll''*"' ll'
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Call Rhonda at:
800-521-7788 x406
(Mon-Fri, 8am-Spm CST)


UPS Freighti is an
-equal opportunity
employer m/f/d/v.

Full time bookeeper position available.
medical and. dental benefits 40 iK,
vacation provided Must have past
experience Please send resume to
'Boi eepiriq Position, P.O. .Box 911,-
Perry, FL 32348

Charge Nurse Week day position 9-6.
Some lie biiily allowed/ needed in hours.
Person misi be detail oriented, extremely
good organizer, efficient good.
communicator and a faciliator Rounds
with prhy,,:ians, and follow up to lab N-,
Sra. consuiia-ri reports. etc Assist wih
nursing admirnstralive functions General,
supervision of nursing care dulies Prefer
AN with eceiient knowledge 01 SNF rules
and regulations LPN with track record of
required characierisiics may SubsiIuile
hioh evpererince and knowledge level wilh
S. F seating for RN degree requirement.
Small modern skilled nursing laciliry wih
etxelleont survey and cuS3omer
aislaciioni history Only people,
commined to providing excellent services
need apply Ccntact Lyn Shine. Lafayette
Heallh Care Center 512 W .Main St.,
Mayo FL 386-2941-3300

Evening Shill, Maintenance Crew needed
E>cavalor and Bulldozer Operaior needed
Call 850-584.4131 New Quarry Mine

Help Wanied Experienced looters and
carpenters needed, meal roots shingles .
and carpentry of all kinds. Please call
Armadillo Constructors & Erecters Inc
Drug free Work place 850-223-1867

Avon Reps needed in this area $11) to start
Sour own Business Free Goodres w/sign-
up. Call 584-6289 or 843-2605

' Help Wanted Badcock and More Set up
and delivery Must be 19 yrs old License
Required Good Driving Record No phone
:' calls apply in person 1003 3 Jefferson

Help Wanted CNA's who are friendly
hard working, with smiling faces. Apply in
person to Lake Park of Madison 259 SW
Captain Brown Rd. Madison, FL. (850)973-
Taylor County Sh. ,rf's Office is accepting
applications for 911 Coordinator. Minimum
salary $30,000/year. Minimum job
qualifications are: high school diploma,
associates degree in public safety or
related track or experience in public safety
preferred, good verbal/written
communication skills, familiar with
Windows Operating System programs,
valid drivers license and good
mathematical skills. Must take department
polygraph,. psychological, physical and
drug test. You may pick up an application
and job description at the Sheriffis Office.
For questions and benefits contact
Dannielle Ellison at 584-4225. Application
deadline, is 5/24/06 at 4:00 p.m. The
Taylor County Sheriff's Office is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free
5/17, 19

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Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Wanted Izuzu and Toyota
trucks for export. 386-688-3999.
850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales

WANTED 48" 3 pt. Hitch tiller and, or 48"
draw box.Call 584-7270

WANTED pony- for gandkids reasonable
Call 584-7270

Talking.Parrot Macaw bird, Dauiiui, very
colorful, female, 1 1/2 yrs. old, includes
new cage, play stand and equipment.
$2500. Call 843-0245 or 584-6051
5,' 2-5/17

4 year old CKC Yorkie male for sale. Very
loving and need a good home, All up to
date on shots and worming $400. Call 850-
838-3694. Leave message if not home.
95-:5./y7 .
Boston. Terrior for sale. 4 1/2 year old
male AKC rqgisterd:" Excellent
di.lposaiir:'n and a great companion. $125.
Please call 584-9613 evenings before 10
PM .

FREE to a good home, with veterinarian
approval, Black & white mixed, smooth
coated terrior, about,4 months old. 578-
A2920. .
5/17 ... .

Pit/English Bulldog pups. 9 wks, up to
date on shots/wormer/ $1.75 @ 352-542-

J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1230.
Firewood for sale.

Brenda & Teena's House Cleaning & Lawn
Mowing. Residential & Business. For
Free Estimate call 850-223-2477.'

Licensed & Insured, Locally owned &
operated for 7 years. Quality work for fare
price. Free Estimates.,Call 850-578-2604

formerly located on Roberts Aman Rd. now
6041 Beach Rd. 3/4 miles off South 19.
Phone 850-584-4551

Palm Trees Done Professionally! 20 year
experience, stump grinding, tree trimming,
Licensed & Insured. Call John at 850-672-

Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.

A-2-Z Farm/ Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Tree trimming/ removal, dump truck
services. Call 584-6737

Bush Hog Mowing, Dozer Work, Harrowing,'
Rake Work, Land Clearing, Quality Work,
Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates. Call
(850) 843-2187.
4/5-9/15 .

A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
672-1298, Letty Blanco, Licensed &
3/1 5iBCS

Whole Sale Transmissions used & r .uilt..
I also buy old transmissions for Cores.
* 850-843-2904, or 850-584-3193,

The Handymanexperts LLC, honest work!.
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured., Speci ailing in house painting,
interior,..etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (Office). 25 years.
Free Estimatesl!!
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955

-LC,- jerli Wils.n -'i ie 'insiallarcin, Tile

repair, re-grout, concrete costing Call 838-
=i iI ~

i1 5th, wheel w/slide Schopner 1989 good'
shape located in Steinhatchee 35 h 352-
MISSING. Cherished Black Lab/ Spaniel 498-0205 ask for Billy, 229-300-4573
mix lasi seen wearing an orange collar (anytime) or 229-263-8103 (daytime} ask
with a blue Rabie: lag Reward available if for Darny or Debra
founc want intormai:on dead or alive Call 5/1 5,'26
"386-326-0987 and/or 850.843-0180
-4/19ffhCH 1993,Pace Arrow Motor Home. Excellent

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For Sale. a 1994' Mustang Convertible.'
Looking for a good home, E:..celieni
Condlion $4500. Call. (850)584-7435.
Leave message if no answer.

For Sale: '95' Buick Skylark good
condition. $1900 Call 838-5775
5/5.12 19,26

1987 Jeep Griand Wagoner 4 wheel drive,
run. & drives good $925 call 838-2863.
5u12 .

1984 While Corvelle and a'1989 motor
home Bol, are li,.e new Call 843-2687

1969 eep with Bikini itop, needs dome
work $2000 OBO contact Rhonda aner 6,
SPM at 850584-9858
17.5/19 '

2000 GMC Sierra SLE King Cab 4 DR- .
Z71 offr.,ad pig Exc cond, 73000 miles
'. $1000 850-54.8432 .

1987 Jeep Grand Wagoner 4 wheel drive.
runs & drives good $925 call 838-2863
S 5,/17 .

1980- C70 Chevy Bucket Truck, rebuilt
366 g is ene 45 loot reach insulated'
bucket, g0od tires new brakes ready yo
work,-'no')DL -equired $4500. OBO 1602
SOld Dixie Hwy.,223-1813
5/12.5/17 ,

1991 Plymoulh Aclaim. silver 4-door,
autcmanic.AIC radio. B2000 OBO .Call,
584-2306 Motor been repaired
5. 101-5,19

:ohidiiiori 36,000 miles. 584-2352
4,21 .51 7

',"' 'ari amra Bruin 350 4-wheeler, AT
e,,celleni condition 4 year extended
warranry. $3200 584-3262

Notice Is h'reby'given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, .,
ir.e i.:-n.,.;..il. ocI:ici, ior permit was
lece" l..s.e ':1 r 1.i 10 21i'.:.
Hamden Seawall, & Silt Removal, Firas
Homden, 1224 North Peacock, Avenue,
Pe-., FL 32347, l-3h :ujrr.in.ied an
appiiC.ii.:r,n for, an Environmental
Resource Permit Numbei 05-0070, for a.
total applicant-owned area of 49.81
acres. The project Is located In
Township 7 South, Range 7 East, Section
35, .in Taylor County.
Interested persons may: comment upon
the application or submit a written
request ,for a staff report containing
proposed agency action re-gaoraong m
application by writing to the Suwannee
River Water Management District, Attn:
Resource Management, 9225.C.R. 49,
Live -Oak, Florida 32060. Such
commeni':'1. rI.ar. must be
received b. 5.00 P1.1 .:..inir, I-days from
the date ci p0ubia,:o. .,,-,
SNo further .u.Ii.-' ,'.ii.: in be provided
regarding this'application. A copy of
the staff report must be requested in
order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Substantially affected
persons. are entitled to request an
administrative hearing, pursuant to Title
28, Florida Administrative Code,
. regarding the proposed agency action
by' submitting a written request after
reviewing the staff report,

Classifieds work! Give it a try...584-5513


Springhill Nursery, Inc.


Randy Hathcock 446 Springhill Rd. Gary Hathcock
Cell 843-2687 Perry Cell 843-1930

In the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Case No: 06-053-CA
UCN: 622006CA000053XXCICI
Walter Mortgage Servicing, Inc.
Hosea Jackson; Teresa Tensley
Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Judgment of foreclosure entered in
the above cause, I will sell the property
situated in Taylor County, Florida,
Described as:
Commence at the Intersection of the
Southerly right-of-way of Drew Street in
the City of Perry, Taylor County, Florida
and the Easterly right-of-way line if the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; said
intersection being monumented by an
iron pin; then run Easterly along the
Southerly right-of-way line of Drew Street
487.6 feet for a true Point of Beginning;
thence turn an interior angle of 90
degrees and run Southerly 324.0 feet,
more or less, to the thread-of-the-stream
of Spring Creek; thence run Westerly
along said thread-of-the-stream of
Spring Creek'60.0 feet, more or less.
thence run Northerly 308.0 feet, more or
less, to a point on the Southerly right-of-
way line of Drew Street monumented by
an Iron Pin; thence run Easterly along
said Southerly right-of-way line 60.0 feet
to the True Point of Beginning, said
described parcel of land containing
0.41 acres, moreor less, and lying and
being in the Southwest Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter (SW1/4 of SW1/4) of
Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 7
East; Taylor County, Florida.
At public sale, to the highest and best.
bidder, for cash, at 11:00 A.M. on July
18, 2006, at Taylor County Courthouse,
Perry, in accordance with the American
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the A.D.A
Administrator for the clerk of the court
not later than 7 days prior to the
proceeding, at '* If hearing impaired,,,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, Voice 1-800-955- '
8770. This.is nqt a court Information line.
Dated:. May 9, 2006,
Clerk of the Court
By: Marti LaValle DC

In the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit,
In and for Taylor County, Florida.
Case No. 2006-312-CA
James G. Walsh,.
Ross J. Shook and Annie R. Shook, his
wife, Larry Daniel Hester and, Belinda
Gall Hester, his wife, et. al.
Defendants. ..
Notice of Action
To: Ross J. Shook and Annie R. Shook
Whose last Known address was
Route 5, Box 1004
Lincointon, North Carolina 28092 ,
Larry Daniel Hester and
Brenda Gail Hester
Whose last known address was
307 South Hinley Street
Perry, FL 32347
You are notified that a complaint for
Quiet Title on the following property In
Taylor County, Florida:
Commencing at the Southeast Corner_
of Block Nine (9) of the Blair & Hinley
..3iti.:.n r.- mrh rown of PF'e I.:.na'a.
'lrer,-c. .ir .i jo n 2 f i fc,jt o R,..in'.l,f
oe.inriir, trer,,.- ,jrr S, ',Ur 1to tri OildC
Florida Paiir.-.a rignt.ofl.waJ inence ir, a
Northern, d;recti.nr, along said right-of-
way to -r.e outr. line ,:of Block 16 of said
Blair & Hinley Addition; thence East to the.
point :.f le inn;r,..
-Has ,eer, ilea a.ogainr each of you qnd
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if dny, to it on
John Weed, P.A., the .plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is.605 South Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida,32347 on or before.
June 22, 2006, and'file the ogn.-rii rm n-
the clerk of this court either before -
services on -ne Olaintrr : attorney or
Immediately trereare, otherwise :a
..jeaulir .vin oe entered against you for
the relief'demanded in the .:.mcio.-nri or
oeiii.,:,r .r ,
D'ore. j.,n May 11, 2006
Annie MaeMurphy .
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti LaValle
.As' Deputy Clerk -. '
5/17,24,31, 6/7

Notice Is hereby given that the Board of
*County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida, will hold a Public Hearing on the'
passage of a proposed Ordinance. to
amend Ordinance No. 2005-3, to
'provide for the replacement of a Taylor
Coastal Watet. & Sewer: District
(TCW&SD) commissioner who misses
three'(3) regularly scheduled, meetings
within a twelve' (12) month period. The
Public Hearing shall be held at the Board
of County C.fY mni.:,sr.n Meeting Room,
Courthouse Annex, Old Post Office
Building In Perry, Florldo, on Monday June
5, 2006 at 6:15 P.M.' The .title of the.
proposed Ordinance Is: ,
The proposed Ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the office of
the .Clerk of Circuit Court, at the Taylor
County Courthouse, Perry, Taylor
County, Florida. .
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice ,is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to
appeal any matter considered at this
Public Hearing will need a record of the.
hearing arid may need to ensure that a
.verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made, which record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
Sthe appeal Is to be based.
Dated this 9th day of May. 2006, by
Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of Circult Court
and Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florido.

information set forth below and must be
filed (received by ,the clerk) in" the
Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth



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Notice is hereby given to Frances Gilliard
Foskey. Unless payment is mode on
1990 Honda VIN#1HGED3542LL002487.
Vehicle will be auction on the 24th of
May at 9:00 AM at Larry's Towing.

Request for Proposal for the auditing
The North Florida Workforce
Development Board (herein referred to
as NFWDB) is requesting proposals from
qualified firms to provide auditing
services. The funding period for
contracts awarded under this RFP will be
from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007,
with an option to extend for up to four(4)
years. Acceptable proposals shall, at a
minimum, meet the specifications
contained In the RFP. Auditing activities
are to be performed in accordance
with the Generally Accepted Standards,
Government Auditing Standards, and
the guidelines set by the U.S.
Department of Labor, U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services and any
other specifications as may be
NFWDB is a private non-profit
corporation that serves as the grant
recipient and administrative entity of
programs under the federal Workforce
Investment Act (WIA), Florida Workforce
Innovation Act of. 2000, Welfare
Transition Program (WTP) and Wagner-
Peyser Program.
Minority or female-owned businesses,
and community-based organizations
are encouraged ,to apply. When
economically feasible, NFWDB will
consider dividing the total requirements
and/or establishing flexible delivery
schedules which encourage minority
and female-owned business
participation. No individual shall be
excluded from participation in, denied
the benefits of, subjected to
'discrimination under, or denied
employment In the administration of or
connection with any services provided
under this RFP because of race, color,
religion, sex, national orgin, age,
handicap, or political affiliation or belief,
To receive a copy of the RFP, contact:
Paul A. Wiggins, Contracts/Quality
Assurance Director. North Florida
Workforce Development Board, Inc.
309 SW Range Ave, Madison, FL 32340,
(850)973-2672 (phone) (850). 973-6497
(fax) or go on to www.nfwdb.org-
>News and Events->News Section
Estimated Time Table for RFP:
RFP Issue Date: Monday, May 1, 2006
Proposals Due: Thursday, June 8, 2006
Action Regarding Funding: Thursday,
June 29, 2006
5/5, 5/10, 5/12, 5/17

In the Circuit Court of the third judicial
circuit, in and for Taylor County, Florida.
Case No: 06-153-CA
George H. Harmon and Carol .M.
Harmon, his wife,
Larry A. Story and Wesley W. Storey,
Amended Notice of Action
To:-Larry A. Storey and
Wesley W. Storey
.486 Allen Road
Moultrle, GA 31768
You are notified that an action to
Complaint for Reformation of Deed and
Quiet, Title to real p.ropertv on the
following property *n la/'io County,
Lots 96 and 97 of Kinsey Wopdland-
.u, al.i:lQra ..;ub'l.'icr.on L Der the plot-
trneeoil fiea .t Pier Book I. Page 155 of
re Puric Records of Taylor County,
Has been' filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defehses, if any, to it on John R. Weed,
the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
605 South Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida,
32347 on cr before June 21, 2006 and
file the original awith tre clerk of this 'coqrt
.either- before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately thereafter';
c.trier..i..e a default will be'entered
againi -,cju for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition. .
Dated 6n this 16 day of May, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
A Clerk of the Circuit Court'
. DBy Kell:i V. S.troud
SAs Deputy Clerk
5/17,5/24,5/81, 6/7

North Florida CommunityCollege Invites
,torc.o1.- D,, outlined at www.nfcc.edu
iPFP Cusr,'oa,'li Contract). deadline 11
AM, 5/26/06,to Director of Physical Plant,'
t 2FCC 35 rl turner D'..'is Dr. Madison,
FL 323Jr.- .1ak en. elope PioEoSal for
Cu.1io,-al Ser.vIces i 200.7 A nara
rec.':crnmmenaanons available 5/29!06
Conirrao.r inriaior, date ii 711,6a er t ino
850-973. 9448
EuOl c.c rpounitr. equal eriplover
12 24 .

in the Matter of an Applicatior
for a Detetmination of Qualification for
an E'Et.1PIOH, ..
.by: Steinhatchee Shores LLC
c/ao Phoenix Environmental Group, Inc..
Mr. R-andall Armstrong
2916 E. Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florido 32301
DEP File No. 62-259493-004-EE, County of
The Department of Envlronrniental
Protection gives notice that It has
determined that the project to replace
the existing dock and access walkway '
with floating docks by Steinhatchee
Shores LLC qualifies for the exemption
established under statute Chapter 373
and Rule 40B-400.051(2)(h) Florida
Administrative Code.
The Department's determination shall
become final unless a timely petition for
an administrative hearing Is filed under
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes. The time and
procedure for petitioning for a hearing
are set forth below. Upon the timely,
filing of a petition, this determination will
not be effective until further order of the
A person whose substantial Interests are
affected by the. Department's decision
may petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the FIo trida
Statutes. The petition must contain the

Department action;
(c) A statement of how each
petitioner's substantial Interests are
affected by the Department action; -
(d) A statement of the material facts
disputed by the petitioner, if any;
(e) A statement of facts that the
petitioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department action;
(f) A statement of which rules or statutes
the petitioner contends require reversal
or modification of the Department
action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the
action thqt the petitioner wants the
Department to take.
A petition that does not dispute the
material facts on which the
Department's action Is based sifall state.
"- Please see page' .


Must have Class A CDL license

with clean record

Please apply in person at

Custom Design Industries

Sa r call 850-584-3316

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Taco Times May 17, 2006

Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000. The petitioner sVlll
also mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated
above at the time of filing.
Petitions must be filed within 21 days of
publication or receipt of this written.
notice, except that a petition by any.
person entitled to written notice under
section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes
must be filed within 21 days of receipt
of the written notice. The failure of any
person to file a petition within the
appropriate time period shall constitute
d waiver of that persons right to request.
an administrative determination
(hearing) under sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes. Any
subsequent intervention (in a6
proceeding initiated by another party)
will be only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with rule 28-
106.205 of the Florida .Administrative'
A petition must contain the following
(a) The name, address, and telephone
number of each petitioner; the
Department file identification' number
and the county in which the subject
matter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each
petitioner received notice of the,
Department action;
(c) A statement of how each
petitioner's substantial interests are'
affected by the Department action;
(d)' A statement of the material facts.
disputed by the petitioner, if any;
(e) A statement of facts that the
petitioner contends warrant reversal or:
modification of the Department action; ,
(f) A statement of which rules or statutes.
the petitioner contends require reversal
or modification of the Department
action; and ,
(g) A statement of the relief sought by:
the petitioner, stating precisely the
,action that'the petitioner wants the,
Department to take.
A petition that does not dispute the.
material facts on which the
Department's action Is based shall state
that no such facts are In dispute and
otherwise shall contain the same-
Information as set forth pbove, as
required by rule 28-106.301.
Because the administrative hearing-
process Is designed to re-determine the
Department's'determination, the filing'of
a petition means that the Department's
final determination may be different.
from the determination stated In this.
notice. Persons whose substantial
Interests may be affected by any
change In the Deportment's
determination have the right to petitflon
to become a party to the proceeding,
'in accordance with the requirements.
set forth above.
Mediation under section 120.573 of the
Florida Statutes is not available for this
40B-400.051 Exemptions.
(2) No permit shall be required under
chapters 40B-4, or
40B-400, F.A.C, for the following activities;
(h) Construction of private docks in
artificially created-waterways where
construction will not violate water quality
standards, impede navigation; or
adversely affect flood control.

In the Matterof afr. ppiari.on
for a Determination of Qualification for
by: Steinhatchee Shores LLC
c/o.Phoenix Environmental Group, Inc.
Mr. Randall Armstrong
2916 E. Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
DEP File No. 62-259493-005-.EE, County of
The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice that It has-
determined that the project to construct:
S a vertical seawall along the north side of:
the basin by Stelnhatchee Shores LLC.:
qalifies for the exemption established"
under statute Chapter 373 and Rule
40B-400.051(2)(k), Florida Administrativ,4
The Department's determination shall
become final.unless a timely petition for
an'administrative hearing is filed under
sections 120.569 and -120.57 of the
Florida -Statutes. The time ond
procedure for petitioning for a hearing
are set forth below. Upon the timely
filing of a petition, this determination will
not be effective until further order of the
A person whose substantial Interests qre
affected by the Department's decision
may petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under' sections
120.569 -and 120.57 of the Florlda
Statutes. The petition must contqln the
information set forth below and must be
filed (received by the clerk) In the
Office of General Counsel.- of the
Department at 3900 C.:-rmonr..-,eairh
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee.
'Florida 32399-3000. The petitioner shall
also mall da copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated'
above at the time of filing.
Petitions must be filed within 21 days of
publication or receipt' of this written
notice, except -nor a petitolqn. by anV
person entitled to written notice under
section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes
rhust be filed within 21 days of receipt
of the written notice.' The failure of any
person to file a petition within the
appropriate time period shall constitute
a waiver of that persons right to request
an administrative determination
(hearing) under sectiqps 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statytes. Any
subsequent Intervention (In a
proceeding Initiated by another party)
will be only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing of 'd
motion In compliance with rule 28-
106.205 of the Florida Administrative
A petition must contain the following
(a) Thename, address, and telephone
number of each petitioner; the
Department file Identification number.'
and the county In which the subject
matter or activity Is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each
petitioner received notice of the

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that no such facts are in dispute and, (a) The no
otherwise shall contain the same number
information as set forth above, as Deparimer
required by rule 28-106.301. and The c
Because the administrative hearing matter 0or
process is designed to re-determine the (b) A siatei
Department's determination, the filing of petitioner
a petition means that the Department's Departmen
final determination may be different (c) A ST
from the determination stated in this petintioner'
notice. Persons whose substantial affected b'
interests may be affected by any (d) A stat
change in the Department's disputed b
determination have the right to petition (e) A st
to become a party to the proceeding, petitioner
in accordance with the requirements modificatic
set forth above. f) A saten
Mediation under section 120.573 of the (f) A state ,
Florida Statutes is not available for this or modifir
Proceeding. action; an
408-400.051 Exemptions. (giAsa
(2) No permit shall be required under (g) Apstate
chapters 40B-4, or action thc
40B-400, F.A.C, for the following activities: Departmer
(k) Construction of seawalls or riprap, A petition
including only that backfilling needed to material
level the land behind seawalls or riprap, Departmeri
in artificially created waterways, where that no su
such construction will not violate existing otherwise
Water quality standards, impede informat r
navigation or adversely affect flood re ur b'
control. An artificially created waterway required b
is defined as a body of water that has Because is
been totally dredged or excavated processmis
and which does not overlap natural Departmer
wetlands or other surface waters. For petition
the purpose of this exemption, artificially from the
created waterways shall also include fromthe
existing residential canal systems. This interests
exemption does not apply to the ine
construction of vertical seawalls in chdeterminage
estuaries or lagoons unless the determine
proposed construction is within an a cor
existing man-mode canal where the set f orth ,
shoreline is currently occupied in whole Mediatiorn
or in part by vertical seawalls. Florida Sta
In the Matter of an Application 40B-400, F,.
for a Determination of Qualification for (b) The p
an EXEMPTION dredging
by: Steinhatchee Shores LLC channels, I
c/o Phoenix Environmental Group, Inc. discharge
Mr. Randall Armstrong material
2916 E. Park Avenue deposited
Tallahassee, Florida 32301 spoil site w
DEP File No. 62-259493-003-EE, County of of the spc
Taylor from the s[
The Department of Environmental surface v
Protection gives notice that it has dredging is
determined that the project to to restore
maintenance dredge an existing marina berths, a
basin and access channel to -5.0 feet structure
MLW by Steinhatchee Shores LLC specificat
qualifies for the exemption established control de
under statute Chapter 373 and Rule 40B- site to pre
:--400.051(2)(b) Florida Administrative deleterious
:_-Qode. into ad
:The Department's determination shall maintenar
-iecome final unless a timely petition for .r..-ii .""p pi
-inh administrative hearing is filed under before Apr
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the, constructed
Florida Statutes. The time and pursuant t'
procedure for petitioning for a hearing This exem,
are set forth below. Upon the timely removal
filing of a petition, this determination will barrier se
not be effective until further order of the system fror
Department. surface w
A person whose substantial interests are permit has
affected by the Department's decision Trustees o
may petition for an administrative Trust Fund,
proceeding (hearing) under sections the Unite
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Engineert
Statutes. The petition must contain the maintenar
Information set forth below and must be manmade
filed (received I'., it-i- i ;,-, i i -,,, :, ,, ,1 .31,
Office of G ene -i '*-.:ur.- -i r r,- ,--,,.-,r ni.-,n "
Department- at ;' ':'0 ':.rtm w li '. i.:. o s.or
Boulevard, Mail Sior:,:,-, '': lia:not:-i .tbei,'... ,r
Florida 32399-3000 ir,,- I .-, i,nq ;r,.:i
- also mail a copy ,*:i tr,.- t .r',.,-, i:. iri.-
applicant at the : j :. ,r....:,j.-.j
above at the time of filing.
Petitions must be filed within 21 days of D
-publication or receipt of this written
notice, except that a petition by any ,
person entitled to written notice under P
section 120.60(3) of the'Florida Statutes
-must be filed within 21 days of. receipt
-of-the written notice. The failure of any %L
.person to file a petition within the
.appropriate time period shall constitute
.a .waiver of that persons right to request S
.an administrative determination
(hearing) under sections 120.569 and
S120.57 of the Florida Statutes. Any
subsequent intervention (in a
proceeding initiated by another party)
will be only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing of a
motionn in compliance with rule 28-
I0-6.205 of the Florida Administrative
-A;-petition must contain the following

me, address, and telephone
of each petitioner; the
it file idenficotion number
countyy in which the subject
OcTivity is located;
ment of how and when each
received notice of the
it action;
atemenT of how each
s subsTantial interests are
y the Department action;
cement of the material facts
y the petitioner, if any,
tement of facts that the
contends warrant reversal or
rn of tne Department action;
mnent of which rules or statutes
ner contends require reversal
cation of the Department
rment of the relief sought by
oner, stating precisely the
at the petitioner wants the
it to take.
that does not dispute the
facts on which the
it's action is based shall state
ch facts are in dispute and
shall contain the same
n as set forth above, as
y rule 28-106.301.
the administrative hearing
designed to re-determine the
it's determination, the filing of
means that that the Department's
rmination may be different
determination stated in this
Persons whose substantial;
may be affected by any
In the Department's
-ion have the right to petition
e a party to the proceeding,
once with the requirements
under section 120.573 of the
atutes is not available for this
1 Exemptions.
irmit shall be required under
0B-4, or
A.C, for the following activities:
performance of maintenance
of existing manmade canals,
basins, berths, and intake and
structures, where the spoil
is to be removed and
on a self-contained, upland
whichh will prevent the escape
oil material and return water
poil site into wetlands or other
waters, provided no more
s performed than is necessary
the canal, channels, basins,
nd intake and discharge
s to original design
tions, and provided that
vices are used at the dredge
event turbidity and toxic or
s substances from discharging
jacent waters during
ice dredging. This exemption
S10 all canals constructed
ril 3, 1970, and to those canals
rd on or after April 3, 1970,
o all necessary state permits.
option shall not apply to the
of a natural or manmade
parting a canal or canal
im.adjacent wetlands or other
waters Where no previous
s been issued by the Board of
of the Internal Improvement
the Department, the District or
ed States Army Corps of
s for construction or
since dredging of the existing
canal, channel, basin, berth
o: dischargeg e structure, such |
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