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Taylor County
Since 1961

.:' .' ... e South 2 Sections our 45thi Year, No. 21


Moves forward with Taylor plant

Power group rejects alternatives

'Dig in' at
library feast!
Do you have an appetite for fun,
music, games, crafts and stories?
Do you like adventure, sports,
animals and art?
If so, get your fill by joining the
Book Feast at the Taylor County
Public Library this summe'.
The feast continues Thursday, May
25, at 3 p.m., in the library with a
performance by Hank Taylor of Taylor
Violins. Snacks will also be served
Get "all you can read" with the
Florida Library Youth Program's Book
Feast...call 838-3512 for a complete
schedule of events.

Veterans honor
fallen heroes
American Legion- Post 291 will
honor the memory of local veterans by
placing flags on their graves Saturday,
May 27.
Following this event, a free cook-ouT
for American Legion members and
their guests 'Will be held at ihe post
home on 11th Street in Steinhatchee.'
Food will be served from 12-4 p.m.
For directions, contact the post (352)

Prepare now
--tax frde--
for hurricane
The 2006 'ales tax holiday for
hurricane preparedness continues
through June 1, which also marks the
first day of hurricane season,
"We urge all citizens, including our
seasonal residents, to begin this week
stocking up on hurricane 'supplies,'"
said Taylor County Emergency
Management Director Brianne
A complete list of tax-exempt
items -can be found at
www.FloridaPreparesNow.org or
Coritact the Taylor County Office of
Emergency Management with any
questions concerning hurricane
preparedness at (850) 838-3575.

Program offers
free lunches
for youth
This week marks the kick-off of the
.Summer Food Program hosted by
Stewart Memorial A.M;E. Church
which continues. through Aug. 4.
Those who need transportation may
call the church at 584-7194 (church
office) or 584-9777 (pastor's study).
"Nutritionally balanced meals" will
be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
Monday through: Friday.
Meals will not be served on
Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, or' on
Tuesday, July 4.
All children 18 years old and older
are eligible, regardless of race, color,
,sex, disability, age or national


Living...page A-4.
Sports...page A-6
Religion1...page A-7
Community...page B-1
Editorial...page 3-2
Classifieds...page B-4
I. I / .. ..

The Taylor Energy Center (TEC)
is moving forward with its plans to
build a coal-fired power plant here
after the utilities behind the project
rejected two alternative proposals,
calling them "significantly more
The four udittl ov'.ners--Florida
Municipal Po,.''er Agenc.,
Jacksorn\ ile Electric AuthoritN. the
Cit\ of Tallahassee and Reed\
Creek lInpro emcnt DiDtrict--
solic ited pov'.er purchase proposals
last Decembei as a potential
alternamie to building the proposed




The Ta\lor Counti Corinussion
passed a resolution supporting a
railroad bypass around Perry at its
meeting last \keek. sparking a
length\ and heated debate between
conmssiioners and opponents to
the Ta flor Energ\ Center.
According to Commiinssioner
Malcolm Page. he asked County
Atomern Conrad Bishop to draft
the resolution, stating there are
some 10 railroad crossings in his
- -he North -Central Florida
Regional Planning Council's
Comprehensive, 'Economic
Development Strategy Committee
recently\ named the bypass number
one on a list of potential projects
seeking federal grant funds.
"Early on, \ hen the power plant
was being discussed, a number of
people who lived near the railroad'
', Please see page 3

The Taylor County Commission
will meet in Tallahasgee with
representames from the' Florida.

800-megawatt plant in Taylor
"The objective of our project is
to provide reliable and cost-
effective electricity for consumers
in an environmentally responsible

City and county rescue units

Man arrested
When officers were called to' Gainr
.a Woods Creek Road .crash Heitl
Thursday momrnig,'thiey'iad .'. the c
idep that the dri'yer 'had:wrced. 24
-. L. $her.., Ye .j.ple "J.s L, T
earlier .- ., : ':'^ ',Ttiiht
According to a report Td.y '" Sunid
Perry Police Deparnmept Ptl, T
Brian Curry. a call came in just McC
before 8 a.m. in reference.io an mon
overturned car near the. S-purve. and 1
'on Woods Credk Road. -" ', the r
As Doctors' -, Memorial '.The
Hospital Emergency Medical reach
Services personnel EMT Jack pass

Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) Friday, June 16, regarding
the department's recent decision to

Five-year sentence

imposed on shooter

A A61-year-old Perry man, who'
pled guiltN to firing a shotgun---
loaded with birdshot--at two
minors riding a dirt bike in front of
his Beach Road home last year'has
been' sentenced to five years in
prison. -
According to a July, 2005, report
filed by Taylor County .Sheriffs
Office Deputy Jay Ricketson the
two Nouths. ages five and 17, were-
taken to Doctors' Memorial
Hospital for treatment of their,
wounds. Both were hit with a
combined total of 16 pellets. '

i Ricketson said he saw several
puncture wounds ih both victims'
legs. When asked .what had
happened, one of the youths told,
Ricketpon that they "were riding a
dirt bike along Beach Road in the
ditch, near an oak tree in front of
Douglas Dulin'p hose.
"I heard what I thought 'was a
backfire from my bike; but I
looked down and saw my leg was
bleeding and rMy friend's leg was
also bleeding. I knew that we had
", Please see page 2

Woman drowns

in Steinhatchee

A 52-year-old Taylor County woman jumped to her death from the Jena
Bndge in Stemhatchee Saturday evening, May 20.
A motorist crossing the bridge witnessed the fatal fall and called 911 to
report the incident.
Authorities received the call around 8 p.m., and contacted the Dixie
Counts Sheriffs Office for assistance, which dispatched a dive team to the
The team recovered the woman's body at the spot in the river where the
witness saw her go over, according to Taylor County Sheriffs Office Capt.
Non Rice:
identification of the body was made by officers oh the scene who knew
the victim personally. Her vehicle was also found parked on the bridge.
The victim lived in the beaches area.
Based on autopsy results' a d a through inrivestigationi of the,crime
scene, along with the witness statemehis, the death was ruled a-suicide.

way," said Mike Lawson, TEC
project manager. "The results of
this market comparison show that
our project is still the best option
for meeting both the financial and
environmental stewardship goals

find part of the county's
comprehensive plan "not in
The date, was settled at the May
16 ; commission meeting after
County Attorney Conrad Bishop
presented a number of potential
dates he had received through
o correspondence with DCA.--
The meeting will be held at the
DCA offices located at 2555
Shumatd Oak Boulevard in
Tallahassee at 2 p.m.
At an emergency meeting held
April 19, commissioners decided
to meet with DCA in an attempt'to

set by the owners."
Requesting proposals to
purchase power-as an alternative
to building a new, power plant-is
required by Florida's Power Plant
Siting Act to determine the most

responded to the Woods Creek Road crash scene.

i after 2 DUI crashes$
les 'and "Paramedic Fred the curve, he found McClelldns V
apman,'Were on hand treating vehicle overturned in the ditch.
,river,- arry.H. McClellen, said C"arry.,
',rty,. Taylor County Several officilsat the si
: .,' e reported sme III aleOhe ,Voni.4 -.
l n..an;jl ..PPD F'-PlI .Paul MeCleUan'r retdffl,'.said.Curry: ,'^
erlnd'*pokp'to"witnesses. "I asked McClellan to tell me.
e first witness said more about the accident. and"he ,",
'lellan had passed him just said he was mad wA hih ,
nents before the accident girlfriend and had been drinKl
had been "swerving all over since the. early hours, of 'he.t .
road at high rates of speed. morning," Curry .said; 'Durj.
witness added that before that time. McClellan' k.
thing the curves, McClellan P. 's p .
ed him, and upon rounding Please see p.a

resolve the matter.
The problem has arisen from a
disagreement between DCA and
the county over differing
interpretations on allowable
building densities on land
designated "coastal high hard
areas" (CHHA) in the comp plan..
According to Danny, Griner with
the' .; Taylor County Planning
Department, the issue has .been
"ongoing for several years."
It is the county'sposition that the
current wording in the comp.plan
allows for 20 units per acre in the
CHHA if water and sewer service

economical option for providing
needed electricity.
The request for proposals was
sent to more than 40 potential
"- Please see page 3 S




Law enforcement officers are
seeking information regarding the
Friday night shooting of a Perry ?:
man who said an unknown black
male kicked his door in and began
firing' at him, strikinghim twice.
According to a report filed by
Perry Police Department Ptl. Lin
Gray, upon arriving at the home
where' the victim was staying, "I
saw Raymond Gregory Johnson,
31, standing on the back porch, ."
holding a blood soaked towel on
his right arm.
"He said 'they' had kicked in the
door to his house and shot him,"
said Gray. ,"I asked if 'they' 'were
still in the house and he said that '
'they'had left," he added. -:
Gray, who is also an EMT with
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services, said
he then checked Johnson's wounds
and found that a' bullet had passed
through his forearm, w ith another
pas.-sing. completely through his
side, near his navel.
"Johnson said that he-was in the
house when -he heard a noise
outside," said Gray. He then said
he heard someone outside yelling
for him to come outside.
"He said he went to the
bathroom and then heard a loud
crashing sound. When Johnson
"-* Please see page 2

is available.
DCA has pointed out that while
the comp plan does state this in the
section concerning mixed-use
urban, the line concerning water
and sewer is not included in the
section on CHHA.
The CHHA section does state.
that if water service is available,
the density limit is four units per
. In DCA's "Statement of Intent"
to find the comprehensive plan.
amendment not in compliance, the
,'" Please see page 2

TCHS landing
This CH-47 D transport helicopter recently landed at Taylor County High School in honor of
the TCHS JROTC. The double-rotor helicopter is stationed at Hunter Air Field,in Savannah and is
commanded by Lt. Col. Vernon Atkinson. According to JROTC Maj. Robert West, the helicopter
was the first on the scene, outside of Louisiana aircraft, to be used for evacuations after
Hurricane Katrina. It also offered aid after last year's Florida hurricanes.

In Tallahassee June 16

Commissioners go head-to-head with DCA


M dcl Midweek
IP BEdition

The Taco Times May 24, 2006

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They Gave, Will You?
Get Your VFW Buddy Poppy Hlere

Local veterans will, hold their annual Buddy Poppy Drive
Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booths will be set up
in front of Winn Dixie and Wal-Mart. Proceeds from poppy
distributions benefit disabled and needy veterans, and the
widows and orphans of deceased veterans. In 1923, Veterans of
Foreign Wars (VFW) became the first veterans .organization to
promote a nationally organized campaign for the annual
distribution of poppies, which are assembled by disabled or
hospitalized veterans.

DCA approved plan it

now wants to change

Continued from page 1

department said, "The county
increased the development
S potential within the CHHA."
Jt-iis the opunt's % iew that this
v as-noi an increase, according to
;"We need to try to educate
t em," Brown said at the April
Meeting. "Tell them this was the
o iginal intent. Tell them this was
hIw it was written. Tell them
e have the right to home-rule.


more th

continued from page 1

' 1 een shot," said one- of the
When officers arrived at Dulin's
home. he told them he had no idea
jhat they were talking about.
S"He did,. however, say that he.
bad shot a dog a couple of days
before which had relieved itself in'
4is yard," said Ricketson.
"I then asked Dulin if he had any
e Weapons in his home, and he said
ie had a 20-gauge shotgun by the
front door, which was located and
secured," added Ricketson. "The
gun had a live round in the
Chamber. '
'I then asked Dulin if he still had
e .. empty hulls from shooting the
(log and he said they were still on.
the front porch. Due to my training
and experience with firearms, it

Driver f

continued from page 1

: making jokes about the accident."
S When asked what he had been
drinking, McClellan said, "I had a
i x-pack of beer about 2 a.m. this
nmoring, then another quart of
'beer, along with Lord Calvert
: hiskey.'" according to Curry.
SMcClellan was then asked if he
Should attempt some field sobriety
guests, to which' he responded, "I
will do. the exercises, but I will
f'robably .fail them," Curry
S aJd. "
S, McClellan was asked to perform
severall tests, but Curry said he
bailed them all. When ,asked to
.recite the alphabet in a non-
-h thmic manner, McClellan
reached the letter 'D,' and looked
.at me and said, 'I can't do this.
McClellan. was then placed

"DCA approved our comp plan.
We have operated under it for 14
years and now they want to change.
it," he said.
In an April 11 letter
to Commissioner Chairman
.Daryll Gunter. the director of the
Division of Communif PI.inr, in f'.
Valerie Hubbard, said:
"We are interested in meeting
with you, and your staff at your
convenience for the purpose of
developing an acceptable solution
to the not .in compliance

Suspect at-large

Drugs found

at location;



Continued from page 1
came out of the bathroom, he saw
a black male standing in his living
room. The suspect then pulled a
'big' stainless automatic pistol and
shot at him while he was running
around the corner toward the
bathroom," said Gray.
As Johnson was being treated by
DMH EMS Paramedic Janie Sites
and EMT Darbie Gibson, Gray
called DOC K-9 Off. Richie
Lukens, who arrived later with his
tracking dog. Because so many
people had walked the area, the
canine was unable to follow some
"suspicious tracks," which were
found near the doorway, Gray
Gray said he went back inside
the house and found,several bullet
holes in different walls of the
house, some of which passed
through solid walls..
Several shell casings were also
found and Gray identified them as
.40 caliber hollow points.
"At this. time, I went into the
kitchen and attempted to locate a
freezer bag for the shell casings,"
said Gray. "I looked in one of the
kitchen drawers and found a
plastic bag with white powdery
residue in it.
"The bag also had a small plastic
straw in it which had been cut
down to about a quarter of its
original size. There was also a
small mini pocket scale in the
same drawer," Gray added.
The powder was then field
tested with cobalt and came back
positive, according to Gray.
Johnson was transported to
Perry/Foley Airport, where he was
met by DMH AirMedic One
"rapir pbiC' orel On #e- 'ays
Tjlljhassee, the helicopter jas
diverted to Perry because of
Johnson was given more
treatment t 'at. DMH and later
transported by the ground crew to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

ordered to pay

3n $4,000 in fines

appeared that the gun had just
recently been fired. ,
"I asked Dulin when he had shot
at the dog and he said a couple of
weeks ago. While talking to Dulin,
I noticed a strong odor of alcohol
on his breath. I asked him if he had'
been drinking and he' said he had
had a couple of shots of liquor,"
said Ricketson.
TCSO Sgt. Charles Campbell
who was also on the scene, told
Ricketson that he had located the
empty hulls from the shotgun, and
"had also located where the bark
on an oak tree had been shot
recently." said Ricketson.
"Campbell also said he had
located the dirt bike which the
youths had been riding, and that
more pellets were.imbedded in the
fenders and cover plates," he
"Due to evidence located at the

scene and the victims' statements,
it wvas determined that the only
location the shot could have come
from 'was Dulin's house," said
"Dulin told us he was the only
person at his home, all day long.
Dulin was arrested and charged
with aggravated battery with a
firearm and discharging a firearm
while intoxicated and taken to the
Taylor County Jail with no bond."
During recent circuit court
proceedings, Dulin was
adjudicated guilty of aggravated
assault and sentenced to five years
in prison. He was given credit for
time served since July 27, 2005.
Dulin was also ordered to pay
restitution and clerk _fees of
$1,305.92; a $1,000 fine; $151
violence fee; $1,000 investigation
cost; and $640 in ptiblic defender

tils sobriety tests

under arrest and taken to the
county jail. While, there, Curry
said he was informed that
McClellan had wrecked his black
Che% role truck very near
his. McKinley Maddox Road
residence, just off Woods Creek
Road,, shortly before crashing the
Ford car. '
S"After hearing this," Curry said,
'I made contact with McClellan

and "asked him about his black
truck. McClellan stated that it was
wrecked in his yard, and that 'I
.parked it into an oak tree.'
He stated that after leaving his
truck, he got into the white Ford
car and left."
McClellan was charged with
two separate DUIs and
leaving the scene of an

At senior center

Collins presents tribute
Taylor Veterans Officer Joe Collins will present a special Memorial Day
tribute to America and those "who gave their all" on Friday, May 26,
beginning at 11 a.m., at the Taylor Senior Citizens Center.
On Tuesday, May 30, the center will welcome Rosemary Vickers and
BertN 1art in coficert;,performing on dulcimers.
For more information about the services offered at the center, please call
584-4924. .The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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Proposals 'not economically competitive'

Continued from page 1
bidders with seveh attending the
mandatory pre-bid conference.
Two bidders, Walton Properties
and Southern Power Company
(Southern), submitted notices of
intent to participate in the process.
Southern submitted two proposals.
Southern's proposals included a
797-megawatt facility using
supercritical pulverized coal
technology at a plant that would be
located at the current proposed
TEC site--mirroring the same
technology and fuel proposed by
The second proposal was to
provide 784 megawatts using a

natural gas-fired, combined-cycle
plant in St. Lucie County. Both
proposals were for a 20-year term.
beginning June 1, 2012.
The proposals were reviewed
for compliance with minimum
requirements and were evaluated
based on average cost per
megawatt hour, Lawson said. The
review concluded that the two
proposals were significantly more
costly than the Taylor Energy
Center's own sealed cost estimate
submitted simultaneously with the
proposal deadline. -
Southern's coal proposal ranged
from 15 percent to 35 percent
more expensive than the Taylor
Energy Center over a range of
evaluation scenarios and the gas-

fired combined cycle proposal
ranges from 31 percent to 53
percent more expensive.
Based on the evaluation, 'the
utilities involved in the Taylor
Energy Center notified Southern
that the proposals were not
economically competitive and
would not be pursued further.
"Building the plant ourselves is
more economical in this case for
primarily two main reasons,"
Lawson said. First, the utilities
involved in this project are all not-
for-profit entities. It's safe to
assume there is a profit margin in
the power sale proposals. Second,
the utilities involved in this project
can issue tax-exempt financing for
the power plant. This is a lower

cost of borrowing that makes a
difference on a capital-intensive
project like a coal plant.
"Completing this market
comparison is another milestone in
our project's development," he
said. "Now that we know this plant
is our best option, we look forward
to proceeding with the permitting
process. At the same time, we will
continue our community outreach
activities in Taylor County. We
have a good story to tell and are
committed to being a good
The power group presented a
proposal for community
contributions in lieu of ad valorem
property taxes totaling $170
million over 30 years.

Dickert alleges 'selfish greed' in bypass project

Continued from page 1

came to me and said, 'We support
the power plant, but if there is ever
an opportunity that you can do
anything about a bypass around the
City of Perry, could you do
something about it?'" Page said.
The resolution reads, "Whereas,
the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County
have been informed that the North
Central Florida Regional Planning
Council is seeking a grant to assist
in the implementation of a railroad
bypass to be constructed around
the City of Perry...therefore, be it
resolved that the (commissioners)
are in favor of the grant for the
railroad bypass for Perry."
"I couldn't see how anybody
would be opposed to a bypass
around Perry, but I've received two
e-mails and one phone call, so
there are people here," Page said.
"I want to give them the
opportunity to speak.
"If the power plant comes, the
trains will come. The question is do
you want the trains to go through
town or do you want 6is to find a
way to bypass," he added.
"Let's be honest," Commission
Chairman' Daryll Gunter said. "If

the coal plant doesn't come, the
trains will come."
Commissioner Jack Brown said
that before any such bypass was
approved, there would be public
hearings held.
"We've heard a lot of talk 'in the
last few months about neighbors,"
local resident Gale Dickert said. "I
wondered how much thought had
been given to our neighbors all
around us in towns like Madison,
Greenville, Lee, Lake City and
Live Oak. All of the coal, I
understand, wherever it comes
from, will go through Greenville
and Madison County. I have
friends in Madison County. I have
family in Madison County."
""Gale, are you for or against
bypassing Perry?" Gunter asked.
"I am trying to bring a little
thought to this in a thoughtless
time," Dickert said. "You're
wanting money from this planning
council. You're going out of selfish
greed to bypass (the City of
"You say we don't think about
our neighbors?" Brown said. "I
consider my neighbors. We can
disagree. You talk about being very
rude. Gale. you tend to very rude to
people who don't agree with you. I
appreciate your input, but don't say

this is a thoughtless board.
Everyone sitting up here has a
mind and is thinking."
"My children in Madison, my
grandchildren, when they have to
wait on the train, sometimes it
takes a very long time for the train.
They have to cross the tracks to go
into their subdivision. If they have
to wait on the train and they have a
serious emergency, they have to go
on a dirt road toward Greenville
and then cut through.
"Please don't let me bore you,"
Dickert said. "I have sat back there
while people talked, about barking
"But Gale, you're off subject,"
Gunter said.
"Barking dogs and things for
endless hours," Dickert said.
"Let me stop you right there,
you're off subject and we've
listened to you for countless hours
on the same subject," Gunter said.
"If they have to go out of their
way that far..." Dickert said.
"You realize we're in Taylor
County, right?" Gunter said.
"You're making a good argument
for a bypass, Gale," Page said.
"Why in the world would we
think that only Taylor County
should deserve a bypass? You can't
bypass all of these little towns,"

Dickert said.
"Gale, let me stop you right
there. You keep pointing at them,"
Gunter said, referring to several
representatives from TEC who
were present at the meeting. "JEA,
nor the power plant, is applying for
the grant."
Also speaking against the bypass
was local resident Diane Whitfield.
She questioned the composition of
the committee formed by NCFRPC
as well as the process followed to
come up with the decision to
choose the bypass project.
"This board was not aware of the
grant," Brown said. "The grant was
applied for by the City of Perry as
a governmental agency. They took
the initiative to seek out the grant.
So this board found out it after they
announced the good news in the
Local resident Auley Rowell
spoke in favor of the bypass.
"How anyone can assume the
power plant is coming here and
stand up and say we don't want to
take the trains out of Perry,
something's not right," he said.
Discussions continued for some
time before Page made a motion to
pass the resolution. Brown
seconded and the measure passed

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forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lynne, to Troy Padgett of
Perry, the son of Cecil Padgett of Perry and Marilyn Padgett of
A private ceremony will be held May 30, 2006.

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Tracy Passerotti Jr., Michelle Satterwhite

Satterwhite, Passerotti will |

marry in August ceremony i
Bruce and Toni Buchanran of Mayo, and Bill and Linda Satterwhite of
Perry, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Satterwhite,
to Tracy Passerotti Jr., the son of Patty and Tracy Passerotti of Erie,
The bride-elect is currently finishing a Master of Science degree in
oceanography at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. She is
the granddaughter of Laurie Woods, the late Lloyd Woods, and the late
Hubert and Teresa.Satterwhite.
The prospective groom is a staff sergeant with the United States Air
Force. He is an EOD technician, currently stationed at Tyndall Air Force
Base. He is the grandson of Anna Mae and the late Richard Passerotti,
and the late Beatrice and Joseph Fitzpatrick.
Their wedding will be an event of Aug. 26, 2006, at 4 p.m. in the First BE
United Methodist Church in Panama City. Formal invitations are being


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Please bring your favorite covered dishes to share.
Come out and fellowship with us.

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New arrivals

Lily Ella Fulford


The Lynch Family Reunion will b
Saturday, May 27. All friends and rel
will be served at 12 noon.
"Come and join us at the Perry Gard
Saturday, June 3." That's the message
Stephens Family members who will
with lunch following at 12 noon.
After lunch, a family auction will be
promised. "All family members and fr
you there," said Buck. She may be con
The Denmark Family Reunion will b
Club. If you are descended from any of
attending, please contact 912-739-176
Denmark, John W. Denmark, Jasp
Denmark, Newton Denmark, Lurana
Goodman-Baxter, Keziah Denmark
"Maggie" Denmark Sealy.

Lily Ella Fulford
Eric and Michelle Fulford of Perry announce the birth of their daughter,
Lily Ella, on April 14, 2006, at 9:27 p.m., at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. She weighed six pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Pierre and Phyllis Cote. Paternal grandparents
are Ronnie and Ann Fulford.
The new arrival was welcomed home by three older sisters: Angelika,
Katelyn and Maranda.
Brandon Chase Weekley
Charity Weekley announces the birth of her son, Brandon Chase, on
April 20, 2006, at 3:10 p.m. in Tallahassee Memorial. He weighed 7
pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are
Brenda Weekley of Perry and Eddie Weekley of Crestview.

Aucilla awards
26 diplomas,
e held at Forest Capital Hall on Jason Tyler Holton and John
natives are invited to attend; lunch William Jackson, both of Taylor
County, graduated from Aucilla
',ens Christian Academy on Saturday,
ten Club at Forest Capital Park on May 20, at 7 p.m.
)e from Charlotte Buck and other Principal Richard Finlayson
gather at 10 am. for fellowship, presided over commencement
gather at 10 a.m. for fellowship services with Salutatorian Corie
e held, with "picking and singing" Smith and Valedictorian Jana
Connell presenting farewell
ends are welcome; we hope to see addrConnell presenting farewell
tacted at (407) 466-9264. addresses.
at Special music was presented by
'iarf. Mrs. Mandy Self.
e held June 10 at the Perry Garden Baccalaureate services were held
f the following and are interested in Friday, May 19, featuring Perry
59, 578-2862, 843-1093: Thomas Marsh as guest speaker.
er Denmark, Green C. "Jerry" Special music was presented by
i (Lavinia), Martha F. Denmark Miss Rebekah Aman.
Williams-Odom, and Margaret There were 26 graduates in
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Gene Markle


on his birthday -. May 24, 2006

I don't want to remember the battle with
cancer that took you away too soon.
I only want to remember your big brown
eyes that matched your prankish smile.,
I love and miss you!
Your sister, Sandi

Nelson & Dude Ezell;,
We want to express a special
thank you for all your support, prayers,
phone calls and visits.
May God bless your family for the special
care and help you provided for your friend,
Gene, and his family during such sad times.

With our deepest appreciation and all our love,
Sandi Blue, Jimmy Markle and Mandy Markle Pitts

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Playoff appearance; 6-0 district

'Dogs complete

successful year I

A se n i or- rich team The Bulldog pitching staff had a
complimented by a .strong combined earned run average
pitching staff helped lead the (ERA) of 2.73 this past season. .
Taylor County High baseball team "We only gave up 68 earned
to an unbeaten district record and a runs in 28 games and kept our
Spot in the state playoffs this ERA under 3. That's great for high
Season. school baseball," Armstropg said.
- The Bulldogs, under first-year Top pitchers for Taylor County ,
toach Kerry Armstrong, this season were: ., ,
celebratedd their 2006 season last Brandon Mock (6-3) 1.80 ERA,
Nveek with their annual banquet. 46 strikeouts; Miguel Parga (6-2, a
e Taylor County compiled a 6-0 1 save) 3.50 ERA, 58 strikeouts;
iegular-seasoh record in district Rusty Walker (2-3) 2.39 ERA, 50
play, but lost 5-3 in the district strikeouts and Josiah Anderson (2-
ournament finals to Florida High 0) 2.29 ERA, 12 strikeouts. i i
h!n a freak, bases-loaded triple play Top hitters for the 'Dogs were
with the tying run on second. Daniel Joiner with a .435 average i
The loss cast the 'Dogs into the and Josiah Anderson with a .413 in tiI
State playoffs as the district average. Zach Bowden and Alex
iunners-up where they lost in the Kramer each drove in a team-
first round to eventual 3-A state leading 29 runs. Alex Kramer led The Perry Socc
champs Jacksonville-Episcopal. the team in home runs with '5. will once again 1
While the season ended with Lynn and Wigglesworth each had Challenger's Britis
Iwo losses, the 16-12 Bulldogs one homer.
played one of the toughest The Bulldogs return seven
Schedules in years. varsity players next season. B a se
"We played 14 teams that were "We will rely a lot on
n higher classifications and we upcoming juniors and sophomores
eat four state-ranked teams this next year. We are going to work
eason," Armstrong said. hard in the weight room and will Taylor County
| The coach is especially proud of be playing a lot of games this Head Coach Kelly
aiis senior players, who summer," Armstrong said. Assistant Coach
contributed tremendously to the The coach said his 2007 team will be putting or
jeam's success. will once again be strong on, the Baseball camps thi
Those seniors include Daniel mound with three left handers
5Joiner, .Zach Bowden, Alex expected to be in the rotation. The first two ca
aKramer, Marcus Spradley, Billy "All of our pitchers who are upcoming 3rd-6tl
Joe Wigglesworth, Brian Lynn, returning have a great chance of dates, for the first
Bryce Cade, Rusty Walker and pitching at the college level after May 30-June 2 and
Miguel Parga. high school," he said. 8:30-12 noon.The
Parga recently signed with
Florida A&M and will begin ti
Playing this fall. Swim lesson sign-up
"FAMU competes .on the Swim lesson sign-up this
iDivi.iton I level ip base. all so this' ,
igrelatda isfalmTi y i hePerry Recreation Depart- Tuesday through
iguel and his family," ment will hold registration for 5:30 p.m. until 6:2
Armstrong said. swimming lessons this week at For more inform
The coach said several other the city pool. the recreation dep
,players are trying out and looking Registration will be held 7161.
to walk on at area colleges.
S"It is the goal of our program to
.help 100 percent of these student-
pathletes go on to the next level 0t OlAF brOther
whether it be on the playing field
-or in the classroom," he said. ichard S effl
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2006 Taylor County High School Varsity Baseball Team

sh soccer camps back again

July 31-Aug. 4.
Challenger's is now recognized
as the largest youth soccer camp

ball camps set

will be held at the baseball fields
by the city pool.
The next camp is for all
upcoming 7th-10th'graders. This
camp will be June 19-22 at Pace
Field (High School Field). Those
,interested in playing baseball at
the middle or high school levels
are encouraged to attend.
Cost for all camps is $45 a
week. Participants must have
proof of insurance to participate.
Shirts and drinks will be
provided. Call Danny Glover Jr. at
838-6744 to register.


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Daily sessions will run from 9
a.m. until 11 a.m. for ages 4-6;
11:30 a.m. until. 1:30 p.m. for
ages 7-9 and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
for ages 10-18.
The cost for the camp is $77 per
participant. Each camper will
receive a soccer ball and a camp t-

Those registering online at
www.challengersports.com by
June 16 with receive a free British
soccer replica jersey.
Registration forms may be
picked up at Thomas Chevrolet.
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Who's planning Vacation Bible School?

Lakeside announces 'Arctic adventure'
Vacation Bible School at Lakeside Baptist Church will be an Arctic Edge
Adventure, June 4-8, from 6-8:30 p.m. Classes will be available for age 4
through sixth grade. For more information, please call 584-5688.
Treasure seekers gather at Jena Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church of Jena will hold Vacation Bible School
beginning Monday, June 5, and continuing through Friday, June 9, from 6-
8:30 p.m. Classes are available for age 3 through sixth grade.
With a theme of "Treasure Seekers," participants will "explore five of
God's promises: God loves you, God knows you, God treasures you, God
forgives you and God is with you."
Parents are reminded that if children need to ride the bus home, the
church must have a contact phone number and directions to your house.
Please call Betty Beck at 498-5766 or Vaughn Famell at 498-210.
Revival begins at Church of God of Prophecy
The Church of God of Prophecy at 613 W. Hampton Springs Ave. will
be in revival on Sunday, May 28,. through Wednesday, May 31, with
nightly services at 7. The speaker will be Minister Franklin Bartley.
Everyone is invited.
Why do bad things happen to good people?
The sermon series on "Most Frequently Asked Questions" will conclude
this Sunday at First United Methodist Church, when Pastor Matt Wallis
speaks on, "Why do bad things happen to good people, and good things
happen to bad people?" Services are at 8:30 and 10:55 a.m.

Study series underway
The Perry Precepts study series on
covenants got underway Tuesday,
May 23, at 9:30 a.m. in the Maddox
home located at 405 Glenridge Rd.
It's not too late to sign up for the
study; classes will continue on
Tuesday mornings throughout the
summer with a $25 fee which
includes a workbook. For additional
information, please contact Melody
Greene at 584-7619.
Anniversary planned
The Temple of God Baptist
Church will hold a Deacons and
Deaconesses Anniversary on
Sunday, May 28, at 3 p.m. with
Pastor Donald McBride and the New
Brooklyn Baptist Church family.
All deacons and deaconesses in
the community are invited to join in
the celebration.

Card of

Th nks .......
The family of Jay Gamble
would like to thank ever one who
remembered us in this time of
sorrow. A special thanks for all the
phone calls, food, flowers, prayers
and love you showed us. Please
keep me in your prayers daily.
LaNell McKinney and Family

SMay 24
S Happy Birthday

"Mrs. Suar'"

This is a birthday
Especially, for you
It doesn't come
in a box
And it's not
brand new

This is a birthday
From me to you
You have been a
very, very
dedicated and ,
loyal friend
That's hard to
find these days
and time

May God's special
Touch your heart
in every way...
Not only on your
But every single

From Elizabeth
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L Williams

fWomen's Day-
Sunday, May 28

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Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, May 25, 6:00 p.m.
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In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o'er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime.
When the woes of life o'er take me, hopes deceive and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake me: Lo! it glows with peace and joy.
When the sun of bliss is beaming light and love upon my way,
From the cross the radiance streaming adds more luster to the day.
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, by the cross are sanctified;
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By Jeff Himmel
Do you own a Bible? If so, what do you do with it not just the
book itself, but its message? What would Jesus do?
The Bible of Jesus day was what we call the Old Testament.
These Hebrew Scriptures include the Law of Moses (Genesis
through Deuteronomy), the history of ancient Israel (Joshua
through Esther), inspired books of wisdom and poetry (Job through
Song of Solomon), and the writings of God s prophets (Isaiah
through Malachi), How did Jesus treat the message of Scripture?
If we approach the Bible the same way He did, we can be confident
that we re on sure footing.
When tempted by Satan, challenged by His enemies,.o :
questioned by truth-seekers, Jesus response came from the word
of God (see Matthew 4:1-10; 22:23-46). He truly believed the
passage that He quoted in response to the Devil: "Man shall not
live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out ofi the
mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4; cf. Deuteronomy 8:3).
Many people insist that we can t understand the Bible, much
less understand it alike. What would Jesus say? He often responded
to spiritual questions by asking, "Have you not read...?" or "What
is written...?" (For examples, see Matthew 12:3,5; 19:4; 22:31;
Luke 10:26.) He believed that people could understand the
Scriptures, and that they must., Jesus never dismissed religious
differences as the harmless result of differing interpretations.
He did say that some people were mistaken, not understanding
the Scriptures (Matthew 22:29) and that others were slow of
heart to believe what was written (Luke 24:25), And He tried tot
correct people s misunderstandings about God s word. In Matthew .
5, for example, Jesus dealt with several. subjects by contrasting
what the people had been taught by their leaders ("You have heard
that it was said...") with what God actually required of them ("But
I say to you..."). Jesus expected people to base their beliefs and
actions on a correct understanding of what God had revealed in
His word.
Jesus emphasized that all of God s revealed message was
important. He acknow le.dged that some commandments were
weightier (Matthew 23:23), i.e., more basic and fundamental.
But in the same breath He said that even the details should not be
neglected ("these you ought to have done, without leaving the
others undone"). He warned against breaking even the least .of-
God s commands (Matthew 5:19).
Speaking of details. Jesus did not hesitate to discuss the specifics
of God s law. Some of His arguments with the Jewish leadership-
hinged on a particular word or phrase in a passage of Scripture
(consider John 10:34-36; Mark 12:26-27; Matthew 22:41-46). To
Jesus, every word of God was important.
Jesus drew important lessons from Bible history, too. He treated
the historical accounts of Scripture as real events, not myths or
fables. (A lot of modem believers give those historical accounts
far less credit than Jesus did.) And Jesus cited historical events to
prove spiritual principles (see Matthew 11:23-24; 12:41).3_e
believed that inspired history has much to teach about Gof"s
dealings with man.
Jesus also taught that there were certain inescapable conclusions
that must be.drawn from what the Scriptures said. For instance,
He showed that God s statements about marriage at the beginning
of creation (Genesis 1:27 and 2:24) necessarily implied that it is a
permanent relationship; thus divorce is sinful (Mark 10:2-12). He
taught that the command to honor one s parents (Exodus 20:12)
necessarily implied caring for them in old age (Mark 7:10-13).
Jesus expected people to examine Scripture, understand it, and
draw the right conclusions.
The Bible is God s revelation to mankind a priceless gift. Yet it
is often neglected even by those who claim to believe it. Many
people have sincere religious convictions, but could t begin to
show from the Scriptures why they hold those convictions. Many
claim to know Jesus, but know next to nothing of the Scriptures
that 'testify of Him. Let s follow Jesus example of respect for
God s written revelation.
"Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that
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Notice is hereby given by the Board of County Commissioners
of Taylor County, Florida, that all Commissioners of Taylor
County, Florida, along with their Attorney, will meet with Ms.
Kelly Martinson and representatives from the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA), to engage in settlement negotiations
with regards to the Board's non-compliance with Comprehensive
Plan amendments adopted on November 7, 2005, by County
Ordinance No. 2005-13. This meeting will be held beginning at
2:00 p.m., on Friday, June 16, 2006, at the Department of
Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Kelley
Room, 3rd Floor, Tallahassee, Florida.

.Any questions concerning this meeting may be directed to
the CountyAdministrator, Wayne "Buddy" Humphries, at County
Offices located at 201 E. Green Street, Perry, Florida, 850-838-
3500, ext. 6.

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 discussed
at this meeting will need a record of the meeting and may need
to ensure that a.verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

DATED this 22nd day of May, 2006, by ANNIE MAE MURPHY,
Clerk of Circuit Court and Clerk 'to the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida.

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Juanita Mathews
Juanita (SI '1' i.. I) Mathews, 78,
died May 22. 2006. at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital in Perry.
Born in Headland, Ala., she had
lived in Perry for the past 65 years.
She \\as a Baptist and worked as a
waitress at the Perry Restaurant
and the Poinsettia Restaurant for
many years.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, J. R. Blackie Mathews, a
brother, Bobby Sheppard, and two
sisters, Mary Blue and Virginia
Survivors include: two sons,
Tommy Mathews and Jerry
Mathews; a daughter, June
Williams and husband Bummy; a
brother, Jerry Sheppard of Green
Cove Springs; eight grandchildren;
four great grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Joe

P. Bums Funeral Home with David
McMullen officiating. Interment
will follow at Woodlawn
Family members will receive
friends today, May 24, from 6 until
9 p.m. at Bums Funeral Home.

Janice Juanita Cassidy
Janice Juanita Cassidy, 52, died
May 20, 2006.
Mrs. Cassidy was a native of
Tampa, living all of her life in
Perry. She was a Notary Public and
worked as a secretary for the
Department of Juvenile Justice in
Perry. She was a member of Grace
.United Methodist Church, the
United Way and Big Bend
Survivors include: her husband
of 34 years, Danie Cassidy of
Perry; one son, Adrian Daniel
Cassidy of Perry; three brothers,
James Deal, Joe Deal and Charlie

Card of Thanks

The family of Paul M. Sisk Sr.
wishes to express our heartfelt
gratitude to all of our friends and
loved ones for the love and support
given to us during the illness and
loss of our wonderful husband,
father and grandfather. We are so
very blessed to have had so many
acts of kindness shown to us
during this sad time in our lives.
The food, visits, cards and calls
just show what wonderful people
we have in Perry. A special thank

you to our pastors, the Rev. Eddie
Blalock, the Rev. Glenn Baker and
the Rev. Craig Kurimay. We
extend a special thank you to
Sheriff L.E. "Bummy" Williams
and his officers for their help, the
staff of Joe P. Bums Funeral
Home, the EMS service and nurses
at Doctors' Memorial H6spital.
May God bless each of you.
The family of Paul M. Sisk Sr.,
Peggy Sisk, Glenda, Rick,
Jamie and Chad Deal, Paul Jr.,
Lacey, Allen and Bonnie Sisk

Deal, all of Perry; two sisters, Ann
Deal and Lynette Ratliff, both of
Perry; one grandson, Zachary
Daniel Cassidy of Perry; and a host
of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held
Tuesday, May 23, at 11 a.m. at
Woodlawn Cemetery.
Beggs Funeral Home in Perry
was in charge of arrangements.

Theresa Ann Wagner
Theresa Ann Wagner, 62, died
May 14, 2006, in Rome, Ga.
She was the daughter of the late
Bill Ezell and Beatrice Ezell. She
was a Baptist.
Survivors include: her mother,
Beatrice Ezell of Palm Bay; two
sons, Tony McKinney of
Steinhatchee and Michael Wagner
of Georgia; a brother, Melvin Ezell
of Melbourne; a grandchild,
Dyllon McKinney; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held
Friday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at
Woodlawn Cemetery.
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Is your workplace

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High rollers
Brad Beach, left, was the "high roller" at the first Casino Night fund-raiser hosted by the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce May 12. Beach raked in some $159,700 in
winnings at the poker table. Mark Wiggins, right, won the second highest amount ($89,300)
and Richard Cruce, center, "cashed in" $38,000 in chips. Commemorative trophies were
presented to the trio. While the chips carried no monetary value, the players were given tickets
for door prizes based on their final chip totals.

Staff writer/Rotarian
Perry Rotary Club members
learned ways to prevent workplace
accidents and what to do following
an accident from guest speaker
Jennifer Maphis, a physical
therapist for' Tallahassee
Orthopedic and Sports Physical
Therapy (TOSPT).
Maphis, who works at TOSPT's
offices in Perry and Madison,
spoke about physical therapy and
the workplace.
She stressed that business
owners have a number of ways to
help prevent problems which could
lead to workers getting hurt, saving
them money in both lost work and
worker's comp insurance costs.
"We want to make sure workers
are at work," Maphis said.
TOSPT provides worksite
analyses to look for problems as
well as .to assist employers with
pre-hiring screenings to make sgire
applicants can handle the job.
Scheduling safety inspections'"
initiating safety programs and
performing drug tests on
employees can all help reduce
workers compensation insurance
costs, Maphis said.
Physical therapists can help train
employees--ranging from mail

carriers to housecleaning staff--in
proper lifting techniques. Back
injuries are the number one reason
for workers compensation claims,
she said.
Physical therapists also help
after an injury occurs, Maphis
explained. A doctor refers the
patient to a physical therapist.
Once physical therapy is over, the
employee can enter a
reconditioning program to help
him or her get back into shape and
ready to return to work.
A functional capacity analysis
can be performed to established

whether an employee is ready to
return to work. The four-hour test
can only be performed by someone
licensed to conduct it and is the
"final determination of where the
worker stands," Maphis said.
By conducting such a test, it can
remove liability from the employer
when the employee returns to work
after passing the test. It can also
keep over eager employees from
returning before their bodies are
"Physical therapy can be an asset
to lowering costs and helping
employees," Maphis said.

Services available

for senior citizens

The Taylor County Senior
Center offers a wide variPty of
ser ice- for local residents and
invites interested' individuals to
visit the center for additional
Available services include:
transportation, home delivery
meals, congregate meals,
companionship services, personal
care, respite, social activities and

case management as well as
referral anid services for Alzheimer
For details on "eligibility
requirements and applications for
services, contact the center at (850)
584-4924. A United Way agency,
the center is located in the old
Gladys Morse Elementary School
on Ash Street and is open Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New members welcomed, workshops announced

Thanks to Mother Nature, we.
had beautiful weather during the
weekend of the Florida State
Bluegra.ss Festival, sending people
- from all-over in dro\es.o ,uta. here._
There was not a motel room or
camping site to be found that week
and we're proud to say that this
event has turned out to be a
tremendous success. Estimates
show an economic impact of well
over $1.5 million for' the
businesses of Taylor County.
Since the Florida State Bluegrass
Festival has proved to be such al
great success in four short years,
the Tourism Development Council
(TDC), along with the chamber,
has made plans to start a fall
bluegrass festival.
Along with this new festival to
be placed on our local events
listing, the TDC has secured the
Gold Wing Riders group to hold
their annual convention -here in
Perry. The ,event will feature
hundreds of bikes, distributors and
side events to keep those of us who
live here busy as well as those
visiting our community.
, The group has designated Sept. 1
for a Downtown Street Parade &
-Dance. At dark, hundreds of bikes
will ride through our downtown
area and park around the

courthouse square. A local band,
the Sandspurs, has been booked to
play for a nighttime street dance.
All are welcome!
There are lots of great things
going on at the chamber these
.daj.-arui\ programs to help our,
local bu-.iness members are in the
works as well as on the schedule.
A Small Business Bookkeeping
class is set up-to be held on June 8

at the chamber from 6:30 until 8:30)
p im. E oer one '. lii' participate ; in
this free class will receive a Quick-
Books starter kit. Also, on July 14
the' chamber is sponsoring a
workshop entitled "Managing
People--What Great Managers Do
Differently" from 12 until 1:30
p.m. at Joyce's Main Street Cafe.,
Lunch will be provided to
all those that attend, but

pre-registration is required. ,
Along with our on-going
counseling services, library and
computer learning center, we
also hold periodic sales tax
workshops--just call in advance to
finidout v. hen the,\ .'. ill be held.
,We have welcomed four new
members these past months to our
growing chamber family: Advance
America, Beltone Hearing Care

Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce


(850) 584-5513
taylorchamber @gtcom.net

Resources located on Highway 27
in the Pinewood Professional
Center, Sandy Beach Properties
and the Sound Doctrine Christian
Bookstore on Hampton Springs
Our first Casino Night fund-
raiser was a great success thanks to
our generous sponsors and the
volunteers who helped plan the
event. Winners walked away with

trophies recognizing them as our
official "High Rollers" of the
event. Those who didn't walk
away with a trophy, left with an
arm full of door prizes (like Toni
Everett!). Thank you to Smith,
Smith & MNoore arid Progress
Energy for signing on as our
platinum event sponsors. A big
thanks also goes to our gold
sponsors: Big Bend Properties,
Timberland Ford, Jimbob Printing,
Georgia/Florida Railnet, Big Top
Manufacturing and Taylor Energy
Center. Thank you to our silver
sponsors Waters Group CPA, Ware
Oil Company and Connor Sign
Be sure to mark your calendars
because we have a great deal of
networking opportunities for you
and your business. On June 15, the
chamber will hold its first quarterly,
Business After Hours Event this
year. It will be held at Timberland
Ford and is sponsored by
Timberland Ford and Edward
Jones. There is no cost to attend.
Also, the chamber board 'and
staff are making preparations for
the 15th annual Chamber Golf,
Scramble to be held in August. It's
not too early to get your team
We will be kicking off our "Shop
At Home" campaign a little early
this year to catch those early "Back

to School" shoppers. I urge all of
you to give our local businesses
.your patronage during the
upcoming back to school shopping
time. Our local businesses support
our local civic organizations, our
local programs and our local'

community. Be sure to remember
that when you shop this year.
As usual, things are hopping
here- at the chamber office. For
more information about joining or
about some of our upcoming
' enis. stop by or callous!

Steinhatchee board

awards scholarships

The Steinhatchee Projects Board
continued its annual scholarship
program by supporting a record
seven graduating high school
: students in their desire to further
their education.
"Application details included
desires to study business,
paralegal, teaching, nursing and
general studies, so it was a tough
decision for the committee
members to choose the top
students. Because all of the
students showed a true desire to
further their education, a decision
was made to give the original top,
three planned awards, but to also
give a small amount to the other
four as well because we believe in
our children," board members said.
The awards were presented at
the annual donor reception

sponsored by the Dixie Education
Foundation, Inc., May 11.
"All applicants came from Dixie
High School, and we want to send
them our congratulations on.
obtaining their high school`
diplomas. There were no'*"
graduating seniors from our
community attending Taylor
County High School this year."
The top three winners were:
Derek Snyder, Monica Woods, and.
Annie Rochelle Morrow. The four
runners-up were: Brandon Hinote,
Brittany Vonlanger, Amber Sellers.
and Gabrielle Dasher. :
"To the students, we want to say
this was a difficult choice as all. of
your essays were good. This
scholarship is for both new and
continuing students, so don't
forget to apply next year."

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

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

Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs.,
9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719
South Jefferson Street..
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tueqs, 7 p.m.r
Taylor County Soil& 4'Wdfer Board:
fourth Mon., 7'p.m., Chaparral Steakhbuse.

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

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

Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
Quincy Street.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7' p.m., at
the district building on Beach Road:
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical' Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,
1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 q.m. to noon, Taylor County Public

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

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; another AA group meets Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays at Serenity
House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98 West,
across from the BP station at 8 p.m. ..
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tues., noon, 107 East Green
Street. .
Healthy Start Coalition. fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County .School District
Administrative Office Complex. ,
Narcotics Anonymous: every Tuesday,
7 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 1100
West Green Street, in the church library.
These are open meetings to those interested
in topics relating to addiction.
SHARE distribution: fourth Sat., 9 a.m.,
at First United Methodist Church.
The Way: Christ-centered recovery
group, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy. 98 W., across from

BP Station. Open to alcoholics, addicts,
family members and friends.

AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Center Street.
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Sons of AMVETS: second Tuesday,
7 p.m., 2499 Woods Creek Road.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Tuesday at VFW Post on Center Street,
7 p.m. For additional information, please call
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).

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Writer looks back at

Memorial Days past

Dear Editor: ,
While writing this, I sometimes
felt like I was back in school
writing an essay. It is hard
sometimes to put into words how
you really feel about something--
whether it is an issue, a feeling, an
assignment, or just for fun.
I feel strongly about Memorial
Day. It is part of my heritage as an
American citizen and a Southerner.
It is part of our pride in our
military--past, present, and future--
and in our country in general. It is
support for all of the above in total,
unreserved, and unashamed love.
While writing this I thought back
to past Memorial Days I have had
the privilege of celebrating. Some
of those most important have
included family time with
cookouts and family gatherings.
Some have included the absolute
privilege and thrill of being
honored to write about the World
War II years with so many stories
to tell. Interviewing a real "Rosie
the Riveter," who served in an
airplane factory during the war; the
story of the Signal Corps, movie
stars like Audie Murphy, Bob
Hope, the USO Tours, meeting
some of the guys who served in the
"silent service" of submarines and
writing their stories, Colin Kelly
and interviewing his son by e-mail,
phone interviews of the legendary
Gail Storm and Connie Haines, the

role our railroads played, local
Florida heroes, the Tuskegee
Airmen, Ted Williams, the funny'
cartoons to lighten up a little, like
"What's Up Doc," and "Kilroy Was
Here," the first woman DJ during
WWII, and the very heart-warming
story (my favorite) of Smoky, the
four-pound Yorkshire Terrier, who
was found by war photographer
William Wynne in the Philippines
and adopted by him and went home
stateside with him when his
assignment was completed.
Memorial Day is looking
through family photos of those
who served in my family. My
Uncle, Harold Padgett, in his Navy
uniform, who served in World War
II in the Philippines. My great-
grandfather, who served in the
Confederate army. Joe and I had
the same interest and love of being
Southern and history, including the
Confederacy. My great-
grandfather, George C. Burch,
served and fought at Missionary
Ridge, was captured there, and
spent the remainder of that war in a
war prison in Michigan. Joe took
me up to Missionary Ridge once
and I felt like I was walking on
hallowed ground. I recall thinking
how quiet, how peaceful, how
beautiful and well-taken care of the
area is now--deer feeding nearby
and the crickets loud and clear. I
could not imagine the devastation

that took place there so many years
I think about what they call the
"Forgotten War," the Korean War.
I don't understand where that name
came from. I can't imagine it being
forgotten anymore- than Vietnam
can be. What about the Philippines
War? How many today even know
about that? Joe's grandfather,
Harry Harrison from Mobile, Ala.,
served in that War, and I now am in
possession of his medals. I think
about those who served in the Gulf
War, all the other wars.
I never served in the military so I
can only imagine what that must be
like. I recently saw a segment on
television about women in the
military today--focusing on those
serving in Iraq. How different it is
now compared to WWH and the
others in the past. They are just as
proud of their service as men are
and should be. I did not know that
so many have already given their
lives in Iraq.
While those times of writing
about people, places, and events in
the history of World War II and
being Chairman of the Citrus
World War II' Memorial were
exciting times, every Memorial
Day to me is a time of reflecting
and excitement. From the past to
the present, a time to honor all
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Itetters to the Editor

I Questions for 'smart people'
Dear Editor: Another mother asked President
I have so much on my mind that Wilson, "Why did 'my son have to
I need to share and talk to \ou. the -. die on the battlefield of France?"
People, about, but I will at this time Yet another mother asked
Only share a couple of things that I President Lincoln, "Why did my
believe are most important. son have to die at Gettysburg?"
: Understand that we all know that And yet another mother asked
g the ones in Washington are really President Washington, "Why did
' "smart people," bu lack the my son have to die near Valley
c common sense to walk and chew Forge?"
I gum at the same time. Then long, long ago, a mother
Take for instance the cost and asked, "Heavenly Father, why did
i price of the fuel oil that we so my Son have to die on a cross
h Iumbly let the other countries outside of Jerusalem?"
continue to raise the price on and The answers to all these are
; our "smart people" say that we .
can't do anything about it. Well, my
Small question to the "smart y I 0
people" is simply, "Who controls
the major food supply for. the Dear Editor:
world?" Hello! Duh! I would so The people in Taylor County are
kindly take a phrase from Monty some of the luckiest people in our
* Hall and say. "Hey you oil supply nation. They have this goose that
countries, let's make .:a deal!" lays golden eggs. The goose is
This part is simply titled "Why?" made of sea grasses, salt marshes,
Cindy Sheehan asked President fresh water wetlands, springs and
t Bush, "Why did my son have to die clean pristine Gulf waters.
in Iraq?" This goose lays golden eggs
Another mother asked President about the same time each year. In
Kennedy, "Why did my son have to March, she lays an egg full of
die in Viet Nam?" spotted sea trout, cobia and red
Another mother asked President fish. Later when the water warms,
Truman, "Why did my son have to she lays an egg full of blue crabs
"--die in Korea?" and scallops. This is probably the
Another mother asked President most popular egg, as it comes
D. Roosevelt, "Why did my son when the children are out of school
ave to die at Iwo Jima?" for the summer. Many people visit

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in Washington
"So that others may have life and
d,.'ell in peace. happiness and
If you, and you, and you, don't
stand behind our troops, I ask you
to please feel free to stand in front
of them.
And for my last point this go
If you consider that there has
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in the Iraq theater of operations
"-* Please see page 3

lden goose'

Taylor County to join in the fun
and are welcomed to our
community. She also lays an egg
filled with young grouper. These
grouper live in her sea grass beds
until they grow large enough to
move offshore. It's at this time that
my wife and I really 'enjoy the
goose egg, as we dearly love to
catch and eat grouper.
Then there is the best egg of all.
.It is the shear beauty of the area,
including its abundant wildlife.
This includes bald eagles, otters,
osprey, wading birds, brown and
white pelicans, manatees and the
list goes on forever.
We, here in Taylor County, are
very fortunate indeed to have this
old goose. However, there is one
big problem. While she only lays
one egg at a time, she has many
eggs stored in her body, ready to
lay for us and our visitors.
Now, the secret about the goose
has gotten out. There are people
who would like to kill our goose
and take all her eggs back to
Tampa with them. They plan to do
this by dredging and filling our salt
marshes and fresh water wetlands
to build motels, condos, and
If this weren't bad enough; they
plan to chop the goose's head off,
by constructing a channel two
miles long, and 100 feet wide,
through the Big Bend Sea Grasses
If we allow them to kill our
goose and take our eggs back to
Tampa, our children and our
visitors' children will never be
allowed to enjoy these eggs as we
have. The only scallops they will
see are in books or on a restaurant's
Let's all protect this old goose
for everyone's children, by
stopping the needless destruction
of our natural resources. The short
term gain for a few would be a
long term loss for us all.
Rick Causey

Midweek Muddle


A. It's the first letter in the alphabet. Merchandisers have become more
A. It's an article within the English sa\'vy, and you can now find pantyhose
language meaning one. for your two-year-old if you want her to
A. It's the size of pantyhose that wear them.
individuals 4'8" to 5'2" wear. But an average, middle-age woman
This. final definition of "A" is one with two children who needs a size "A"
which may need to be explained to local for her daughter's Baccalaureate
grocers and department store managers sermon? Well, she may have to travel to
who probably haven't ever worn far and distant lands.
pantyhose. "I need, size A," I said to the man near
It might not seem important to have the eggs in the grocery store.
the letter "A" in shelves displaying He looked at me as if I was buying an
pantyhose selections, but if you are a athletic support.
size "A," the issue is of vital importance. "Ahmmmmm, that's all we have," he
For letter "A" types can't wear the queen said looking at the display, his eyes
size, unless .they invite someone to join glazing over., "You're looking for...."
them. "An A," I repeated. "It means short," I
On the eve of the Baccalaureate added, in case he thought it had some
sermon, 2003, as the hot hours of hidden, erotic meaning.
Saturday approached Sunday, I began "We have a lot of Bs," he observed,
my long and unproductive quest for adding insult to injury.
pantyhose, size "A." '"There are always a lot of B's," I
I didn't want Off Black. declared, and I spared him the rest of
I didn't want Jet Black. the sermon.
Who ever said short women only wear "Here's a 4X," he said. "I guess we've
black hose? sold a lot of A's lately," he added.
After visiting three stores where the Actually, I think the original shipment,
letter "A" was nowhere to be found, I was 15 pairs and I've bought every one
considered my options. Could I pull a of them." "Can we get some more in?" I
pair of knee highs up to my arm pits? asked.
Probably so, but what happens when "Sure,"' he said, and went back to his
they let go? eggs which come in predictable sizes
I think it's wonderful that the majority like small, medium and large.
of the population is a "B" and wears a The Baccalaureate Sermon was a trip
size 8 shoe. I, too, have longed to be back in time for me. I watched my
normal. But I am vertically challenged daughter in cap-in-gown, as she listened
and may have to file a discrimination to a local preacher who offered words
suit in order to get some attention. of encouragement and challenge.
I learned the horror of being five-feet- Thirty years ago, I had been a high
tall when I wasn't even five-feet-tall, school graduate, with panty hose
Thirty years ago, my mother showed me wrapped from my neck down to my.
the shortest pair of pantyhose she could waistline.
find. Sunday I was back again, watching the
"Just pull them up high and roll them next generation in processional. The
down," she said, being the practical sort, daughter Was smart enough to tell me
having lived through the Great she that she had hose, and then not
Depression. wear then. But me? I'm wrapped from
So I stretched those hose up to my my waistto my neck in a size "B" meant
neck, folded them down over my for somebody 5'7" with a size 8 foot.
mid-section, and rolled them under a I'm starting to believe that the central
couple of times at the waist. Suddenly character'in the time-honored classic,
my waist was 3 inches larger than it "The Scarlet Letter," wasn't the least bit
had been, and I had no chance of going to interested in adultery. She was just
the bathroom unless I took my looking for pantyhose, in a size "A."
entire circle of friends to re-assemble me. Bless her heart.
This column from May, 2003, is reprinted as a tribute to any mother at Graduation, 2006, who wore
pantyhose...and regretted it.

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Letters to the Editor

Concerns about justice system voiced

Dear Editor:
The legal system sure has
changed since I have been around.
Why? I don't know. I just know
that I have been in court in this
county (Taylor) several times--as a
spectator only--and have definitely
seen some changes. It seems that
the laws and rulings are not
uniform to any degree. Same
charges, same backgrounds and
different sentences, even if all of
the people have the same rehab
potential, are co-defendants, are
related or even if they aren't. Used
to be if a person continually
violated probation, they went to the
DOC. Not so anymore.
I have witnessed several come
and go numerous times within the
system only to be "slapped on the
wrist" or worse get a better deal
than they would've if they hadn't
gotten into trouble. And these were
not just for' "technical" things
either, they were for new law
violations. How could this happen?
Again, I do not know, but it does
and has happened... over and over.
Then if a person gets some "time in
the count," meaning jail time, they
get no real punishment. What do I
mean by that? Simple. They sleep
at the jail (rent free); they eat there
(also free) if they want to, or as an
outside "trustee," they eat
McDonald's or whatever also; they
don't have to wear "jail" garb
either, they wear civilian clothes
and attend special events "to
So even the slight degree of
humiliation or embarrassment at
being incarcerated is gone. I saw,
first-hand, a young man at the local
mudbogging event last weekend
that is incarcerated and a "trustee,"'
sitting in Qivilian clothes (shorts
and shirt) in a lawn chair enjoying
the events with his female
companion right behind him. They
even shared a kiss or two. Wow,
such a horrible punishment for
breaking the law. No wonder some
people just keep on doing what
they want to. They "make deals,'!
tell on other people, sometimes
even for pay. (which I also know
first-hand because I know someone

who had done this), get better
,outcomes (like probation dropped
from five to six years to a few
months in the county as a
"trustee"), they get to spend time
with their girlfriends, boyfriends,
husbands or wives outside the jail
and sometimes even wear their
own clothes, just to name a few
And everyone can wonder why
we have a problem with people
breaking the law. The fear of the
consequences for breaking the law
is gone. The police arrest people as
they should, most times the
probation officer violates people as
they should, but then the "deal
making" begins. The "talkers" get
off easy because they manipulate
people (they say whatever they
have to in order to get off; they
swear, shed a tear and make
promises to change or they do
whatever they have to in order to
get off, even snitching). The
straight-forward people need to
learn to smoooze some. Go sit in
the courtroom yourselves, keep
track of what you hear and see and
you will know that I am right.*
Just wanted to sound off about
the unfair treatment I have
witnessed in the court system in

'Cherish ou

Taylor County and to ask they
public to check it out themselves.
And to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Public
how they feel about paying to
house people at their jail while they
wear their own clothes, eat what
they want, go to special events
(that they may not have even been
able to afford to go to if they had
not been in jail), utilize county
vehicles and gas to get to those
events, spend time with their
partners (even sharing a kiss or
two), as "trustees." These are not
the people that qualify for work
release. These are people that do
not qualify or are not approved for
work release. I understand why
people on work release wear their
own clothes, etc., but not the ones
that are with the jailers or deputies
as inmates.
Why do they rate all the special
treatment? I'm sure these "trustees"
did a little work at the special
events, but why they are seen
sitting in lawn chairs, kissing,
laughing and socializing, they are
not being punished. They are being
rewarded. Why do things right?
Again, I don't have the answer,
only the question. Also, does this
happen everywhere?
Tomika Williams

r veterans,

preserve the memories

Continued from page 2
those who died protecting what we
are'and who we are.
'I look forward to this year's
Memorial Day. Seeing Tommie
Statialand preserving some of our
airport's important fiistory--how
many realize (my parents included)
how many lived in barracks out
there as families during WWII?
Seeing what Joe Collins is
accomplishing for our veterans--
enjoying our Memorial Day
.celebration at the Senior Citizens
Center as Joe and other vets
present a program especially for

those who served our country--
thinking back to Veterans Day and
the tribute Larry Cozine presented
"Semper Fi." Memorial Day is
driving down Jefferson Street and
slowing down as you pass the
memorial being constructed. I
can't wait to see that finished.
Our veterans should be
cherished and honored, and our
memories of those who gave their
all should be preserved. Let's not
forget how vital Memorial Day,
Veterans Day, and all our military
--past, present, and future--are to
all of us.
God Bless America.
A. J. Burch

'StrengtlherVit Weaken comp plan'

Dear Editor: with a view toward future
I come from Southwest Florida, employment with developers. Our
where the beaches are packed tight county commissioners have
with sky-high condos. Real estate courted higher density over
developers are the number one environmental concerns and
employer, and snow birds bring coastal hazards, and they have
their own brand of living to the been indicted 'as a result. The
South. Our county planners have prospect of immediate tax dollars
consistently interpreted the comp that come with higher density and
plans and land development codes .taller condos is seemingly
irresistible to county
Iaq s fe r c commissioners, and to county
I1r q safTe Iplanning staff, all around Florida. c
People are moving to Southwest
SD 'Florida in droves because they like
'the quality of life, thenature all
L I : aroundd, paradise. By the time they
pack their belongings, and move
WASHINGTON -, *down here, theylind instead a new
Continued from page 2 strip mall and chain pharmacy on
the comer. Their serene view of the
during the last 22 months, and a Gulf from their balcony is gone

total of 2112 deaths, then that
gives a firearm death rate of 60 per
100,000. The firearm death rate in
Washington D.C. is 80.6 per
100,000 for the same period. That
means that you are about 25%
more'likely to be shot and killed in
our ,nation's capital, which has
some of the strictest, gun control
laws in the nation, than you are in.
Conclusion: We should
immediately pull out of
Washington D.C.
Have a nice day and write your.
Congress "Smart Person."
I am a Christian, I am an
American, I am Ted Colson.

-.because the corporate developer of
a new condo 10 feet away pushed
its plan through an eager county
commission based Ion a strained
interpretation of a code variance.
Lately, I see in the news that the
-Department of Community Affairs
is disputing Taylor County's desire
for more density in the coastal
hazard areas, and that proposals
have been brought to^ the
Commissioners for taller condos on
the coast.
According to leading urban
planning experts, increased density
!iii the wrong places can lead to
long term tax losses, including a
bigger police force, more fire

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stations, bigger roads and traffic
lights, bigger schools, more intense
management of surrounding lands,
more drinking water demands,
more utilities and well pump
stations, sewers and water
treatment plants. Taxes and impact
fees will rise sharply to pay for

these services that we did not want
in the first place. We are beginning
to feel the strain of growth even
' Why do people move to
Steinhatchee? It is a quiet fishing
village, and nature abounds all
around. The quality of life. The
slow pace. Slowly weakening the
comp plan and land development
code erodes the very reason people
come to Steirihatchee.
. We must learn the lessons from
our neighbors to the South: Seek to
strengthen, not weaken, the comp
plan and land development code;
Allow development to occur
within stricter development
guidelines that give county staff
less room for interpretation, and
allow, variances only sparingly;
Make code changes to allow the
county to approve only those
developments that preserve the
character of Taylor County's
coastal communities. The demand
for land will rise, the county's tax
coffers will grow, and our
grandchildren will still be enjoying
Taylor County's coastal treasures.
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The City of Perry is taking
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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

SEA HAG MARINA is hiring the following
Marine Outboard Mechanic must have
own tools full time
352-498-3008 Apply in person at 322
Riverside Dr. Steinhatchee.


Avon Reps needed in this area $10 to start
your own Business. Free Goodies w/sign-
up. Call 584-6289 or 843-2605.
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 be obtained from www.tcfl-
libinfo.com or Taylor Employment
Connections, 1702 S. Jefferson Street.
Posit4/7T/ EOE, VP, DT background
check employer.
Evening Shift, Maintenance Crew needed.
Excavator and Bulldozer Operator needed.
Call 850-584-4131, New Quarry Mine.
Full time bookeeper position available.
medical and dental benefits, 401K,
vacation provided. Must have past
experience. Please send resume to
Bookkeeping Position. P Q. Box 911,
Perry, FL 32348

Join professionals that care.
Help to improve quality of life
through improved vision.
FT/PT positions,
Pre-op, Post-op, O.R.;
Competitive Wages '

Equal Opportunity Employer
Call: 850-584-2778
Fax: 850-838-3937

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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 tiler and or 48"
draw box Call 584-7270
WANTED pony for gandkids reasonable
Call 584-7270

Beginner and intermediate after June 6
Call Sarah Whitfield 584-4329.
Boston Terrier for sale. 4 1/2 year old
male, AKC registered. Excellent
disposition and a great companion. $125.
Please call 584-9613 evenings before 10

MISSING- Cherished Black Lab/ Spaniel
mix last seen wearing an orange collar
with a blue Rabies tag. Reward available if
found want information dead or alive. Cal
386-326-0987 and/or 850-843-0180
4/19tfnCH ..

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2000 GMC Sierra SLE King Cab 4 DR -
Z71 offroad pkg. Exc. cond. 73,000 miles
$15,000 850-584-8432

2000 Pontiac Montana Van Ext, Power
door, AC, PW, PS, PB, CD, seats 8 Runs
and looks good. 86,982 mileage. $6000.
Call 584-6651
For Sale a 1994 Mustang Convertible.
Looking for a good home. Excellent
Condition. $4500. Call (850)584-7435
Leave message if no answer.
2000 GMC Sierra SLE King Cab 4 DR -
Z71 offroad pkg. Exc. cond. 73,000 miles
$15,000 850-584-8432
1992 Ford Econoline 150, Mark III, V8, 302
AC Auto 160k $2500. 578-2826.
5/24-6/1 '' p :") ,. -'L,! --

1984 Cutlas Supreme needs work, motor &
trans. Body and interior great, new tires.
$300 838-3865.
1987 Jeep Grand Wagoner 4 wheel drive,
runs & drives good. $925 call 838-2863.

.Outboard Motor 4 sale. 150 HP, 2.0 liter,
Mercury black max outboard motor. Clean
motor runs good. $2500 850-578-2627

Louis Shaw
Enterprises, DBA

Louis Shaw
General Manager & Consultant
Shop 850-584-3520
Mobile 850-445-0493
Quality work by Master Craftsman'
Lic. # 20-4017678 Insured

5th wheel w/slide Schooner 1989 good
shape located in Steinhatchee 35 ft. 352-
498-0205 ask for Billy, 229-300-4573
(anytime) or 229-263-8103 (daytime) ask
for Danny o, Debra.

For Sale Professional Scag Zero Cub
48" cut lawn tractor w/new set of mulching
blades, less than 400 hrs. S4400 firm.
Homemade 8'x5' cypress floor trailer
w/working lights paid S425 sell $375
Jensen 60 watt boat radio w/cassette/CD
plug in enclosed in case only used 3
times with 7WD, 150 watt Jensen
Speakers S225 Call 850-838-3016 Day
or night, leave message. Also will mow
and trim until mower sells!
Bucket Truck 366 gas engine, rebuilt
engine, all new brakes 1602.Old Dixie
Hwy. $4,500. 223-1813.
Front End Loader still for sale $3000 OBO
Call 838-9374.
1990 16' Cobia Sun Skiff, 75 HP Evenrude
Radio & fish finder, trailer. $3500 Call 578-
'05' Yamaha Bruin 350 4-wheeler, AT
excellent condition, 4 year extended
warranty. $3200 584-3262

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

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

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

LLC, Jeff Wilson tile installation, Tile
repair, re-grout, concrete coating. Call 838-
'5'SrnnJW .n:,, .2 w it '.a!l 25', iitt

Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you,
30 years experience, 850-838-9050.1
Please leave message.
Brenda & Teena's House Cleaning & Lawn
Mowing. Residential & Business. For
Free Estimate call 850-223-2477.

A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
672-1298, Letty Blanco, Licensed '&

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-

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
4/12tfn .
Bush Hog Mowing, Dozer Work, Harrowing,
Rake Work, Land Clearing, Quality Work,
Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Call
(850) 843-2187.
Lawn Care
Licensed and Bonded
Commercial & Residential.
mowing, weed eating, shrubbery care,
flower beds!
(Home) 850-584-8420
(Cell) 850-371-0530
TUTORING Kindergarten 5th grade
certified in elem. education and
exceptioanI education. Math and Reading
FCAT remediation, skill building and
improved self-esteem, $25 hour. Contact
Kathy Kreidler 371-1132 leave message.
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-2027 or
(850) 591-8301.
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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,
Lorry A. Story and Wesley W. Storey,
Defendants. .
Amended Notice of Action
To: Larry A. Storey and
Wesley W. Storey
486 Allen Rood
Moultrie, GA 31768
You are notified that an action to
Complaint for Reformation of Deed and
Quiet Title to real property on the
following property in Taylor County,
Lots 96 and 97 of Kinsey Woodland
Subdivision, a subdivision as per the plot
thereof filed at Plat Book 1, Page 155 of
the Public Records of Taylor County,
Has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, If any, to it on John R. Weed,
the plaintiff's attorney, whose address Is
605 South Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida,
32347 on or before June 21, 2006 and
file the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
Dated on this 16 day of May, 2006.
Annie Moe Murphy
A Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Kelll V, Stroud
As Deputy Clerk
5/17,5/24.5/31, 6/7

In the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Case No: 06-053-CA
UCN: 622006CA000053XXCICI
Walter Mortgage Servicing, Inc.


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Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
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FT Entry-level patient-care position. CNA/medical background pre-
ferred. Must be versatile, flexible, and friendly. Must have initiative;
self-motivation; home-study habits; ability to quickly grasp and apply new
principles and techniques; HS diploma or GED equivalent.
Must be able to lift/carry 100 lbs. or more.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Hosea Jackson; Teresa Tensley
Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given thot, 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 of 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, more or less, and lying and
being in the Southwest Quarter of the
Southwest Qucrter (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 not a court information line.
Dated: May 9, 2006
Clerk of the Court
By: Marti LoValle DC

Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida, will hold a Public Hearing on the
passage of the proposed Ordinance
awarding to Southeast Cable TV, Inc. a
fifteen (15) year non-exclusive franchise,
the Public Hearing shall be held at the
Board of County Commission Meeting
Room, Courthouse Annex, Old Post
Office Building in Perry, Florida, at the
regular board meeting, on Tuesday
June 20, 2006 at 6:10 P.M. The title of the
proposed Ordinance is:
SThe proposed Ordinance-.m ray- be
,.-.:: ;?.3 c, the Pub 'flTei d ftiC'& 'f
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 and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal-is to be based.
Dated this 22nd day of May, 2006, by
Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of Circuit Court
and Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida.
* 5/17

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
Gail Hester,.his wife, et, al.
Notice of Action
To: Ross J. Shook and Annie R. Shook
Whose last known address was
Route 5, Box 1004
Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092
Larry Daniel Hester and
Brenda Gall 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
Addition to the town of Perry, Florida,
thence run South 281 feet for a Point of
begininng; thence run South to the Old
Florida Railroad right-of-way; thence in a
Northern direction along said right-of-

way to the South line of Block 16 of said
Blair & Hinley Addition; thence East to the
point of beginning.
Has been filed against each of you and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, 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 original with
the clerk of this court either before
services on the plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or
Doted on May 11, 2006
Annie Mae Murphy
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti LaValle
As Deputy Clerk
5/17,24,31, 6/7

Taylor County School District will be
participating in the summer Food
Service Program during the months' of
May, June, July.
Nutritionally balanced meals will .be
provided to all children regardless of
race, color, sex disability, age, or
national origin during summer vacation.
when school breakfasts and lunches
are not available. All children 18 years
old and younger, if open site, are
eligible for meals at no charge and
there will be no discrimination in the
course of the meal service, The
programs are only approved for
geographical areas of need where 50
percent or more of the children qualify
for free and reduced price meals

during the school year.
Summer feeding sites that are located
at schools provide meals to all children
in the immediate vicinity in addition to
those enrolled in summer school.
The following sites will be participating in
the Summer Food Service Program:
Taylor County Elementary School (May
30, thru July 7,) 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. &
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Child Development Center (May 26, thru
June 23,) 8:15 a.m to 8:45 a.m. & 11:45
a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Perry Primary School (June 26, thru July
25,) 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
to 12:15 p.m..
Any person who believes he or she has
been discriminated against in any USDA-
related activity should write or call
immediately to:
Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or

North Florida Community College invites
proposals as outlined at www.nfcc.edu
(RFP Custodial Contract). Deadline 11
AM, 5/26/06 to Director of Physical Plant,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison,
FL 32340. Mark envelope Proposal for
Custodial Services -- FY 2007. Award
recommendations available 5/29/06.
Contract initiation date is 7/1/06 est. Info
Equal opportunity, equal employer.
5/12, 17,24

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Mon.-Th. 8am 8 pm, Fri. & Sat. 8am 9pm, Sun. 8am 6pm
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Hot Dogs 12 oz.






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Sliced Bacon

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19.75 oz.

Fresh Sausage
Italian or Bratwurst

Corn Dogs 27 oz.


Medium Shrimp o0 oz.


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Vidalia Onions

Ass. FlRavors
8 pack, 8 oz. bottles


Ice Pops
80 ct box


Keebler Fudge
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Grain Rice
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Dog Food
20 lb.
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