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Title: Taco times
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Publisher: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Perry Fla
Creation Date: May 31, 2006
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S. Tree Capital of the South

2 Sections Our 45 t



23-year-old man shot

Murder investigation underway

Hurricane season
begins June 1...
stock up on
I' supplies today!
K:lHurricane season officially begins
.1 and the Taylor County Office of
1 agency Management urges -all
.tidents to prepare by stocking up on"
'hurricane supplies and taking,
.vantage of the tax-free holiday that
continues through Thursday.
. The Taylor County Emergency
iManagement office will be testing the
urgencycy siren system located in
ri.'_hatchee and the beaches area
.Thursday, June 8. beginning at.

Book 'feast'

at library 4
A T.he Taylor County, Public Summerd
?66k. F:eastr' program continues'
^irsday, June 1, with special guest.
ajVaker Justin Sapp.
I& Tpp,.Taylor County's marine
iteiislo agent, .will present 'a
rn.on-localmarine' lif, '.,
timer reading program, wilt begrat
.'pmn.-Admission is free and everyone-
-j, elcome.

,'iCommunity yard'
Sale Saturday
.'. The monthly Sons of AMVETS
;immunity Yard Sale will be held this.
aiurday, June 3, from 7 a.m. until 2:
^sThe- sale will be held at the
ViETS post home, located at 2499.
.ioods Creek Road.
SOrganizers invite anyone interested
it;,elsing their own items to reserve a
spot now. Spaces are available for a,
dfohation each. and walk-ins ar&-
wildeome. Call Mark Viola at 584-5513'

Festival board
meeting today
The Florida Forest Festival Board of
I"0ctors will hold a meeting .today'
Oednesday) at 3:30, p.m. at the:
bamber.of Commerce. All board'
rs. are encouraged tp attend...

t :TCDA will ,,,..
Sieet Monday
. e June meeting 'of the Taylor'
foty:;. Development Authority
O).will beheld Monday, June 5,
-Be nh at noon, the meeting will'
^ Ieid al..'the .authority's office in"
ltital City Bank.:

Yard sale benefits
lBb&G Club
,.e.Bo.ys & Girls Club will hold
il sa.e Saturday, June 3, from 8-
i ,1 p.m., at Veterans-Memqriat
A .tthe City Duck Pond).j
I'.roe.ds, benefit the club.

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ports...page A-6 ;
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A Perry man was found shot to
death in a vehicle parked behind
the Temple of God Church on
Sandra Street Sunday morning.
A press release from the Perry
Police Department (PPD) states
that Cha'orski B. Burney, 23, was

$4.5 million

train bypass

clears first


The North Central Florida
Regional Development Council
has given preliminary approval to
a $4.5 million railroad bypass that
would serve the new Taylor
Energy Center.
The bypass project was one of
several on a list of
recommendations submitted by the
council's Comprehensive
Econormc De% elopment Strategy
Committee, which includes Mayor
Emily Ketring and Taylor County
Economic Development Director
Rick Breer.
"The next step will be to draft a
complete economic development
strategy for making these projects
a part of the plan for increasing job
opportunities in North Central
Florida," Assistant Executive
Director Scott Koons said
"The strategy will be brought
bI C f6ide the council at its June
22 meeting. At-that time, the:
council-will take action to adopt
the strategy with;the projects.
Modifications and amendments
can be made at that time before
the strategy is adopted," he
"The committee submitted a
proposed list of 25 projects and
this project %was the one they
elected to have regional planning
council staff help) prepare an
application for...the actual
application would have.'to come
from the City of Peirry or Taylor
County. The council would just
assist in putting it together. The
application would be for federal
dollars from the U.S. Department
of Commerce Economic
Development Administration,"
Koons explained.
He also noted that "just because
the council has given preliminary
approval for the list of projects
does not guarantee funding. If a
community or city/county wants to
apply for funds from the 'U.S.
Department of Economic
Development. it has to be a project
approved by the council. Just
because a project is on the list
doesn't mean an application will be
filed or that the project would be
funded as it is a competitive
Please see page 3

found in the vehicle and during the
initial investigation, evidence
which indicated foul play was
involved so the incident is being
investigated as a homicide.
The Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Crime Scene Unit is

assisting in the investigation,
according to the PPD.
Police are not releasing
information in the case, but it was
learned Tuesday that Burney had
an extensive arrest record,
including several charges for the

sale and possession of cocaine and
Assistant State Attorney Dave
Phelps said an intensive
investigation was on-going, and
that his office "is in constant
contact with the Perry Police

Department. All the evidence and
information has to be looked at
very carefully."
PPD Det. Jim Wiggins asks
anyone with information on this
case to call 584-5121. All callers
may remain anonymous.

The City of Perry is working with the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council to develop an application for federal -E
funding to underwrite the cost'of a $4.5 million railroad bypass. The bypass would re-rotte. trains which currently travel-
through the city as well as trains that would supply the proposed Taylor Energy Center.

Stranded boaters rescued

Three Georgia men who got
stranded when their boat motor
malfunctioned Monday received '
help from the Taylor Countt.
Sheriffs Office, whose personnel
used an airboat to combat l.ow
water. .
According to TCSO Cpt. Audie
Towles, a call came in to, dispatch-
around 11 p.m. Monday night,
reporting that Jeffery A. Chastain,
25, and James Barden, 29, both of
Thomasville, Ga., and Jason
Langtange of-Ochlocknee, Ga., had
not returned or contacted family
members after going out earlier
that day.
"The men went out from the
Econfina River and after going
several miles out, developed motor
problems," Towles said. "They
then used their trolling motor in an
attempt to return to shore, but the
battery died before they could
make it in. -
"Then they began paddling,"
Towles added. "When they reached
the mouth of the river, the water
was so low, they got hung up on a

sandbar. When Sgt. Buddy Lee and
I got to them in the airboat, they
were literally sitting on the
The men were, able to get the
boat back into the river channel

On tax exemptions

and Towles and Lee took them to
their truck to retrieve another
battery for the trolling motor.
The officers then used their
lights to shine the way for the men
to make it to the landing, around 3.-

Towles said because of the
direction of the wind and "it being
low tide, the water was unusually
low, making it difficult for

Taylor voters will have final say

It will be up to Taylor County
voters to determine whether the
commission will be reauthorized to'
grant tax exemptions to new and
expanding businesses.
Commissioners agreed at their
last meeting to approve adding the
referendum. Voters first approved
the referendum in 1996, but the
authorization sunsets this year.
According to Taylor County
Economic Developer Rick Breer,
the Taylor County Development
Authority (TCDA) Board of
Directors voted unanimously
earlier this month to request the

commission put the issue up for
The proposed language for the
referendum states, "Shall the Board
of County Commissioners of
Taylor County be allowed to
compete for,. create and acquire
new quality jobs by being
authorized to grant, pursuant to
Section 3, Article VII of the State
Constitution, Property Tax
Exemptions to new businesses and
expansions of existing
businesses?" *
The 1996 ballot language was
identical with the exception that

the phrase "allowed to compete for,
create and acquire new quality
jobs" was not present.
"The ability to grant tax
exemptions played a big part in our
success with Lance Foods deciding
to invest $7.5 million in *Perry,
thereby creating more than 50 new
quality jobs," Breer said.
At the commission's May 16
meeting, Commissioner Clay
Bethea made a motion to move
forward with the referendum.
Commissioner Malcolm Page
seconded and the measure passed

Burns remembered as 'model citizen'

One of Taylor County's most
ardent champions and.contributors
died Friday, May 26, after a short

A 4o8 P. urnz jr.

illness. I
When asked to describe the
impact Joe P. Bums Jr. had on .the
community, one longtime friend
said, "Where do we start?"
Businessman, civic leader,
devoted father and husband--in his
80 years, Bums drafted a legacy of
good deeds and lasting
Bums moved to Perry in
December 1954 with his wife,
Dorothy, and opened the Joe P.
Bums Funeral Home and.
ambulance service.
He later opened Bums
Monument. and Vault Company,
and a Mayo branch of the funeral
Bums built a new funeral home
at its present location on Johnson
-.triplini Road in 1976. He
purchased- and for a perpetual care
cenei'en 'a ad .started Pine' iew

Memorial Gardens in May 1978.
Bums quickly became a part of
the civic landscape in Perry,
serving with the Perry/Taylor
County Chamber. of Commerce,
Perry Kiwanis Club and the Perry
Masonic Lodge..
"He was not just a member of an
organization--he was always in the
forefront doing things and making
the club a better organization,"
longtime Kiwanis Club member
Jake Bassett said.
"He was so dedicated...although
he was not well, just two weeks
ago he came to our meeting. I met
Joe through our Kiwanis work.
We've been in Kiwanis together for
almost 50 -years. He came to Perry
in 1954 and I came here in 1957,"
Bas'sett said. "He was a good solid
citizen and a good individual. He
will certainly be missed in our
comfpiunity.. You just don't replace

a person like that."
Downtown businessman Hymie
Glickman called Bums. "a great
citizen--Taylor County has lost a
real asset."
Glickman, whose family has
owned and operated The Fair Store
since its establishment more than
80 years ago, said he first became
acquainted with Bums through his
association with the clothing store.
"I got to know him because of
different times of day and night
when he would call because
someone needed burial clothes or
clothes for a funeral. I would come
down and open up the store for
him, which I was only too glad to
do. We got to be friends; our wives
became friends; and we went on
vacations with our families
together. .We are all going to miss
him. He was real dedicated to his
work and dedicated to the

community and to him family,"
Glickman said. "He was an unsung
hero in my opinion."
Aside from his business and
civic commitment, Bums was a
fervent University of Florida
Gators fan.
"He bled orange and blue,"
fellow Gator fan Bruce Simmons
"Every time we had a Gator
Gathering, he had a cheer that
kicked us off...'Go, Gators...go, go,
go!' It was simple, but he would get
up and yell it and really got us
"I can't even begin to. list all of
the good things he's done. I worked
for him for five years, and he and I
have been best friends ever since.
You didn't have to let Joe know
your needed something--he would
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A-2The.Taco Times May 31,2006

Semi-trailer bursts into

flames on Jefferson St.

Perry firemen were called to a
vehicle fire May 28 around 2:30
a.m., but were surprised when it
turned out to be a semi-trailer
parked in the middle of Jefferson
I Street in front of Howell's Office
Supply, fully engulfed in flames.
Firefighter Chris Williams
Initially answered the call with a

brush truck (for smaller fires), but
when he saw the flames, called for
a pumper engine, which Firefighter
Danny Wright drove to the scene.
The driver of the truck, Henry
Lee Holmes, of Jacksonville, said
he was about to make a delivery at
Howell's, when he noticed the
trailer on fire.

S .

Perr\ Primary School will hold special registration sessions Friday, June
S',jnd Tuesdja. June 6.
Reqajred docurnricnion includes the incoming ludeni' birth c ortificaie
and Social Security card, as vell a current ph)sical and iminiunizaiH['n
records. The June 2 session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the June 6
session will be from 8:30-11 a.m.

He stopped the truck in the
middle of the road, unhitched the
locking mechanism and moved his
truck cab away from the trailer.
Officers with Perry Police
Department and Taylor County
Sheriffs Office blocked traffic
while Williams and Wright fought
the blaze.
The trailer top completely
burned/melted off, while the sides
now have open slats. The contents
of the trailer were valued at over
$15,000 and were a total loss.
It's not clear at this point how the
fire started, but the State Fire
Marshal's Office was not

WCTV hosts

meeting here

on June 16

WCTV's Pinpoint Weather Team
is inviting area residents to a series
of Hurricane Town Meetings,
including one in Perry.
Members of the WCTV weather
and news teams will be at each
meeting to answer questions about
the upcoming hurricane season.
The National Weather Service,
local emergency management.
personnel and the Red Cross have
been invited to attend.
The Perry town meeting will be
held on Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m.
at the Taylor .County High School
Other meetings include one in
Carrabelle on June 9 at 7 p.m. at
the Carrabelle Meeting Facility,
and in Thomasville, Ga., on July 7
at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Restaurant.
A Community Weather Day will
be held at the WCTV Studios in
Tallahassee on July 15 beginning
at noon.
The 2006 hurricane season
begins Thursday,! June 1.
"'Thursday also marks the final
day of Florida's Hurricane
Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.


6,'w o,//

Firas A. Hamdan, M.D.
Board Certified EN, T Physician
Dear Taylor County,

Kacie Blue

Kacie graduated from FSU
on April 29th Bachelors of
Science in Materials
Chemical Engineering
Minors in Mathematics,
Chemistry & Physics

Ashley graduated fr
TCC on April 2
She has been accep
to FSU Nursing Sch
in the Fall of 20

Ashley Wambolt

ted *

Continue to keep up with the

Congratulations and we
wish you lots of happiness
A .in the future!
Dad loves you lots!
Dad '& Robin



at Work in school and
Good Luck at FSU!
n loves you more than
iley will ever know!
Mom and Wes .\ j,
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I have long been afraid that such a time will come and I have to part with something I
care for this much. I am talking about the bond that was created and solidified here in
Perry, and Taylor County. This bond of friendship, fellowship and professionalism that
encompassed my stay here for the last nine and a half years. I have always thought of
such a time, but I never did believe it would actually get here. The day where I have to
part with my patients and friends and unfortunately, it has come precipitously and without
ample warning. Last May, I sent my family (Mona and my three boys) back to Lebanon so
they could get exposed to our culture, languages and get to know their extended family
including their grandparents and cousins. I have rationalized that while they are capturing
all these opportunities, I will be shuttling between here and there, taking care of both my
family and my patients.
Well, the year went by too fast for all of us, and one time it seemed I could do this for a
while longer, at least another year. However, three weeks ago I witnessed an incident
that made me wake up to face reality and brought tears to my eyes. I witnessed a father
sitting at the feet of his son who had just undergone a surgical procedureand telling him,
"Don't worry son... Daddy is here beside you... I am waiting for you to wake up so we can
go out and play again..." At that moment, and in my mind and for just a split second, I
imagined the roles reversed and my son being the patient, but did not see myself (as the
father) at his bedside holding his feet and comforting him. I realized that I am 7,000 miles.
away from my children. I thought that in case of an emergency, even if I wanted to get on
the first available flight, I would be at least 24 hours away from them, and that may just be
too late.
That night was an endless night for me. I had just realized that all the logic and all the
reasons I had for me to have spent a year away from my children were non-justifiable.
During this past year, I have been to many places and courses and acquired a lot of
expertise. I have traveled every single month of the year. My kids have gotten to, know
both sides of their family, their cousins, and relatives, and now speak three different
languages. But if anyone asks me if it was worth the separation, my answer is simple...NO!
lIt retrospect, I regret every single moment I have been away from them. I wish I was
not that tough and rational to make that decision in the first place. But, it is never too late
to admit one's own mistake and try to correct it right away.
In light of these events, I want to address all of you, my patients, and tell them that I am
sorry to inform that I have decided to go back and join my wife and kids. I am sure
everybody will understand my circumstances. I just feel lucky enough to be free and
willing to make such a decision and be able to carry it through. My heart goes out to our
military and National Guard troops or any professional who gets separated from their
families trying to protect this country, or enhance the welfare of all of, us. They are placed -
in the most inconvenient and dangerous situations and may not even have the choice to
get, reunited with their loved ones until their assignments are fulfilled. GOD BLESS ALL
At this time, I would like to thank the people of Perry, Taylor County and the surrounding
counties for putting their trust in me. These last nine years have been very humbling to
me. At all times during my practice of medicine and surgery, I have put the well-being of
my patients first. I have sworn to treat every patient as my own family member. No one
deserves any less than that. I have worked hard to bring state-of-the-art medical and
surgical skills to this area. But that was only achievable because of the trust of my
patients and their families in our abilities, in our practice and our local hospital, Doctors'
Memorial Hospital. 1I do thank all my patients and their families for allowing me to be a
part of their recovery and healing. If it was not for all of you, I would have packed and left
a long time ago..
I will not name any specific person here, fearing to omit anyone, but I confess that if it
was not for my second family (employees, friends, colleagues, health care professionals
and patients) here in Perry, I would not have been able to last this long.
I understand that this is not an easy decision, but this time I am listening to my heart. I
am going to be with my family. This is by no means an end to my practice which was built
based on premise of excellence in, medical and surgical care. I am at this point (as of July
2006) taking ONE year leave of absence from my own practice. I will go home to my kids
and try to catch up on lost time and hopefully make a better decision for next year.
My practice, especially the allergy patients should not see any interruption in their weekly
care. The final details of coverage and arrangements are being worked out carefully and
the surgical coverage is also being finalized.
Once again, thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your lives. Thank you, Perry,
and thank you Taylor County and the surrounding counties.


Firas A. Hamdan, MD, FAACS
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A-3 The Taco Times May 31, 2006

Perry wants train re-routed

Jr. Miss 2006 co-chairs
Sharing co-chair honors for the 2005 Florida Forest FestivalJr. Miss Program are, left to
right: Shelley Blanco, Stacey Cruse and Angie Gibson. The trio has already launched plans for the
upcoming program, meeting with prospective candidates and scheduling practice sessions. The
Jr. Miss Program will be held Oct. 7, marking the beginning of the 51st annual Florida Forest
Festival celebration.

Funeral services today

Continued from page 1

just know and it happened. He
knew people all over the place and
if he couldn't move the stone, he
could find somebody that could,"
Simmons said.
Bums, a 50-year member of the
Perry Masonic Lodge, was also a
devoted Shriner and supporter of
the Shriners Hospital.
"He was the main contact around
North Florida for getting burned
and injured children to the
hospital. It didn't matter who,
what, when or where--he made it
Bums was serving as president
of the Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce when its
main office building was built and
dedicated in 1962.
Two years later, in 1964, Bums
was at the helm of the Florida
Forest Festival, known then as the
Pine Tree Festival.
Also during the early 1960s,
Bums was a member and first
commander of the local Coast,
Guard Auxiliary.
'He was also- a longtime
volunicer "iih ilit Americ.in Red.. .,

Cross and helped organize the first
local chapter of the American
Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Bums will
be held today (Wednesday) at First
Baptist Church. For a complete
obituary, please see page A-7.

Benefit cook-out
A cook-out fund-raiser for
Taylor Senior Citizens Center
will be held Friday, June 2, at
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
Local contributors have
donated hamburgers, hot dogs,
sausage, chips and drinks for
the cook-out, which begins at
11:30 a.m.


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A summary version of the
bypass calls for a "new railroad
around the east side of the city
rather than -through the City of
Perry. Estimated cost is $4.5
million. Reference 1,200
construction jobs over a three year
period, 200 permanent jobs."
In relation to the bypass, the
Perry City Council initiated and
passed a resolution asking that the
train serving the proposed Taylor
Energy Center be routed "totally
outside the city limits of the City of
Perry." In the resolution adopted
May 9, the city cited several
concerns related to the increased
train traffic which will accompany
the opening of the $1.94 billion
power plant:
"Whereas, the City Council has
been notified that a twice daily
routing through the city serving the
proposed Taylor Energy Center
would' physically divide
substantially the entire city in half
during transit;
"Whereas, normal traffic may be
disrupted for up to 20 minutes each

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train transit at major crossings,
"Whereas, emergency response
vehicles may be substantially
delayed in providing life and
property rescue during train
"Whereas, such potential delays
could undermine the safety,
economic well-being and generous
quality of life amenities of the
city's citizens, businesses and

"Whereas, there are several
potential train routes available,
including former rail routes, which
would allow the train to by-pass
the city entirely, and such routing
would be beneficial to the city's
safety...Now, therefore, be it
resolved by the City Council...that
the train serving the proposed
Taylor Energy Center be routed
totally outside the city limits of the
City of Perry."

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Saturday reception honors

Griffiths-McGlocklin vows
Sheri Lynn Carroll of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Jerry Elmo
Griffiths of Las Vegas, Nev., announce the marriage of their daughter,
Melissa Star Griffiths of West Warwick, R.I., to David Edward
: 'McGlocklin, also of West Warwick.
The groom is the s6n of Dalene McGlocklin of Perry and the late Tom
Kenneth McGlocklin. His grandparents (all deceased) include Frances
McGlocklin, Clem E. McGlocklin, Pansy McGlocklin, and Cecelia and
: Bob Manners.
A graduate of Georgia Tech, the groom is employed as a mechanical
a engineer with American Power Conversions.
He and his bride will be honored Saturday, June 3, 2006, with a
reception in Memorial Hall of First United Methodist Church in Perry.
No invitations are being issued; all friends and relatives are cordially
invited to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. David EdwardcMcGlockSin


Amanda Coleen Fuquay and
Chadwick Herschel Agner remind
friends and relatives of their
wedding Saturday, June 3, at 5:30
p.m. in the First Presbyterian

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3 graduate from Citrus County High

Three recent graduates of Citrus
County High School have ties to
Taylor County:
Kellan Joseph Wisenbaker
graduated in the Class of 2006 and
plans to attend Central Florida
Community College in the fall.
His parents are Rhonda
(Raulerson) and Jerry Portwood of
Inverness, and Paul Wisenbaker.
Maternal grandparents are Lou,

Darrin Alec Portwood

Raulerson and Ted Raulerson, and
his paternal grandparents are the
late Wesley and Gail Wisenbaker.
William Benjamin
Portwood also graduated in the
Class of 2006 and plans to attend
DeVry University, beginning this
summer. His parents are Rhonda
(Raulerson) and Jerry Portwood,
Gwendolyn and Waddell Foskey of
Perry. Maternal grandparents are
Lorene Young, the late George

"Come and join us at the Perry Garden Club at Forest Capital Park on
Saturday, June 3." That's the message from Charlotte Buck and other
Stephens Family members who will gather at 10 a.m. for fellowship,
with lunch following at 12 noon.
After lunch, a family auction will be held, with "picking and singing"
promised. "All family members and friends are welcome; we hope to see
you there," said Buck. She may be contacted at (407) 466-9264.

All That Jazz Tours

Iris Parker

October 7-15, 2006

Come with me on this spectacular fall foliage tour
of Vermont at the most beautiful time of year.

SM Call for information
850-838-6688 or 850-584-9656
-"1 All That Jazz Tours is registered with the State of Florida
SPortwood as a Seller of Travel Registration No. ST35529
i Portwood 4-L -


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Susie Bodiford
Hair Specialist



Bonnie Croft
Hair Specialist

We carry
Paul Mitchell
Tanning Lotions

Summer Hours:
Mon. Fri. 8:00 7:00
Saturday & Sunday

302 E. Hampton Springs Ave.
Call for appointment
Walk-Ins Welcome

Young, and paternal grandparents
are the late Erma and William
Commencement ceremonies
were held May 24 at 7 p.m. in the
football stadium of Citrus County
High School in Inverness. A
reception followed for the two
graduates at their home.
Last year, Darrin Alec
Portwood graduated from Citrus
County High, in the Class of
2005, and he now resides in
Alabaster, Ala.


Coleen Fuquay
Chad Agner (
June 3, 2006
Eleana Partin
Josha Glover
June 3, 2006
Misty McKenzie
Daniel Reed
June 10, 2006
Lauren Blue
Cori Johnson /
June 17, 2006
Andrea K. Woods
David B. Chapman
June 17, 2006
Terra Ratliff
Kevin Johnson
June 17, 2006
Meagen Owens
& Edwin Jim6nez
July 15, 2006
Sherra Lynsey Edwards.
Benjamin McCoy Anderson
SJuly 22, 2006
Raven Laine Hamidi
Justin Michael Knowles
Aug. 12, 2006
Ebony Pigford
SDocquina Oliver


Allison (Camp)
& Chuck Finley
X Boy due May 23, 2006
Tammy & James Poppell
Girl due May 27, 2006
Lori & Joshua Yates
Girl due June 3, 2006

I've loved you

for 50 years and

I always will.


Big 50 Son
Love, Mom

Amelia Danielle Palmer
& Stephen Andrew Brown
will unite June 3, 2006

Rabrun and Syble Palmer of
Perry proudly announce the .,
forthcoming marriage of their -,,, '-
granddaughter, Amelia Danielle -
Palmer, to Stephen Andrew Brown, "
the son of Kevin and Cyndi Brown
of Wingo, Ky. \
The bride-elect is also the
daughter of Michael Palmer and Amy Mathews of Perry.
Her material grandparents are Thomas Mathews and the
late Margarat "Neel" Mathews of Perry.
The prospective, groom is the grandson of Bobby and
Helen Musselman of Mayfield, Ky., Burt Brown of Elkhart,
Ind.; Patricia Philly of Louisville, Ky.,, and the great
grandson of Lewis M. Brown of Elkhart.
The couple will exchange vows on June 3, 2006, at 2
p.m. in the Church of God of Perry. Formal invitations
Have been sent..
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May has come

n mow,0f it is a
Month of special
days for us.
Your birthday "
. on the 12th, "
Mother's Day ,
and our
Anniversary on
the 22nd. Don't need a special day to show
you how special you are to us. We thank you
for being a wonderful wife, mother and
friend. It feels so good to be loved by you.
S' ~ Your husband and children ~

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Spyriclon Aibejeris
Boy due June 27, 2006

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Share theseattiAesLkwith!yourIyoungster.1E I.[

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Locate the mast head of your newspaper....

Who is the publisher?

How often is the newspaper published?

What is the e-mail address?

Who would you call if a flying saucer landed in your

How much is a subscription to the newspaper?

i Which section of the newspaper has the results from
your local high school baseball game?

If you could buy your mom a car for her birthday,
which one would you choose and how much money
will you need?

Imagine you are looking for a job. Which job would
you apply for?

Which page of the paper would you find Vacation
I Bible Gchool listings?

What is your favorite part of the newspaper?

p------------------------------- -,.
R ARP short news articles and challenge
your child to come up with headlines for them.
Or read headlines and ask him to predict what
the stories will be about.

i Set a timer for five minutes. See how many 1
different examples of MNM9SISB- S your
youngster can find in one section of the paper. .
i Examples: time, temperatures, percentages, ,

Turn to the sports pages to brush up on i
VOCA UA8_0 Ask your youngster to
Find words that she could substitute for the
word "won." Examples: defeated, toppled, .
outscored, upset. I
I I,
Have your child WR/rSKa make-believe news ^
story about a book character. Example: '
Describe how Goldilocks broke into the Three
Bears' house.
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SWild Turkey Federation

sets banquet Saturday
TX'e .Ow' Pine Drummers, the local chapter of the National Wild
Turkey Federation will be having its eighth annual banquet and auction
5 this Saiurday, June 3, at the Perry Elks Lodge.
. The event will get underway at 5 p.m. and will feature good food plus
a lot of nice items to be raffled and auctioned off. A total of 10 guns
* will be offered at the event.
* Advanced tickets may be purchased by contacting any committee
member or by calling Kitten Graham at 584-3337 or Beck', Sirickland
at 843-3684.

FIoFrida Gas plants

to help wildlife here

Last summer, crews planted
about 30 linear miles of Florida
- Gas Transmission rights of way
on the Apalachicola Wildlife
Management Area (WMA) in
Leon County near Tallahassec.
SThe areas planted are open to
public hunting and have limited
vehicle access or are walk-in only.
- "Projects like. this give the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission (FWC) a great
chance 10' work with federal
agencies, conservation
organizations and energy
companies to provide improved
habitatt, food and co er for,
wildlife," said Adam Warwick,
FWC wildlife biologist on the
Apalachicola WMA. A".s a result,
wildlife is benefited and Florida
hunters have more opportunities
for quality hunting on Florida's
public lands."
The project cost more than,
$8,700 and is part of a wildlife
management plan being developed
through the National Wild Turkey
Federation's Energy for Wildlife
program. Other project partners
include the USDA Forest Service
and the NWTF's Florida State
Chapter. '
"Florida Gas came to us and
wanted to impro e wildlife habitat
for future generations. said Jay
Jordan, NWTF's Energi for
Wildlife coordinator. "Planting
rights of way for wddlife is just
one of the great ways they're
working to keep wildlife
populations healthy and plentiful."
Energ. for Wildlife is a
membership-based certification
program for energy companies
with the goal of enhancing
wildlife habitat on companN
managed. owned or influenced

lands, including reclaimed coal
mines, power line and gas rights
of ways, forestlands and other
"Our partnership with Energy
for Wildlife strengthens the
existing right of way management
program we have in place for our
5,000-mile natural gas
transmission system," said Rick
Craig, operations vice president
for Florida Gas. "Additionally, our
partnership helps optimize land
use for the production and
protection of wildlife, plants and

Coaches plan

baseball camps

Taylor County High School
Head Coach Kelly Armstrong and
Assistant Coach Danny Glover
will be putting on three Bulldog
Baseball camps this summer.
The first two camps are for all
upcoming 3rd-6th graders. The
dates for the first two camps are
May 30-June 2 and June 5-8, from
S:30-12 noon.These imo camps
%ill be held at the baseball fields
b the ciih pool.
The ne ti camp i;. for all
upcoming "tih-ltih graders. This
camp \ ill be June 19-2.2 at Pace
Field (High School Fieldi. Those
interested inplay in baseball at the
middle or high school levels are
encouraged to anend.
Cost for all camps is S45 a
week Participants must have
proof of insurance to participate.
Shirts and drinks %will be
provided. Call Danny Glover Jr. at
83,S-6'44 to register.

A-6 The Taco Times May 34, 2006

FWC ruling

Gator hunters get extended season

At its February 2006 meeting,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
approved changes to the statewide
alligator harvest program to offer
alligator hunters a longer season
and a chance .to buy multiple
permits during this year's hunts.
Since 1988, the FWC has
offered these alligator hunts,
which provide a thrilling, hands-
on hunting adventure unlike any
other hunting experience
Starting this year, the season
will include 41 additional hunt-
days and will run Aug. 15 to Nov.
Hunters also will be able to
purchase additional permits if
available, but they can purchase
only one permit per transaction.
More than 4,000 alligator harvest
permits will be available on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Sale of these permits begins 10
a.m. (EDT) June 15. Applicants
have their preference of applying
at any county tax collector's
office, license agent (retail outlet
that sells hunting and fishing
licenses), online at
MyFWC.com/license or by
calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT
FLORIDA (486-8356).
To purchase a permit, applicants
must submit payment for an

* Be clear about your own
values and attitudes
, Communicating with your kids
on sex, love and relationships is,
usually more successful when
you are clear in your mind about
your values and attitudes towards
these issues.
* Talk with your kids early and
often about sex
Kids have a lot of questions. Be
open and honest with your kids.
Let them, know where you stand
on these issues and why you take
these positions. If you have
trouble starting the conversation,
consider situations on t.v shows
or movies as conversation
starters. Age appropriate
'conversations should begin early
and continue through
* Know your kid's friends and
their families 'I
, Friends have a strong influence
orn each other often sharing
wrong information. Help your kids
become friends with kids whose
families share your values.
* Discourage early, frequent
and steady dating
Let your child know your strong
feelings on this throughout their
Let your kids know you value
education highly
Encourage your kids to take
school seriously and set goals.
Be involved with school activities
and other community services or
Help your kids have options
for the future that are more
attractive than being a teen
.Help them set meaningful goals.
Talk regularly about what it takes
to reach those goals.
Know what your kids are
readihg, watching and listening
The media is full of material
sending the wrong messages.
Talk with your kids. about what
they see on t.v or listen to.
Establish a strong relationship
with your kids
Express love and affection
often. Be supportive and
interested in what interests them.
Help them build self esteem.
Make family time.

Coalition of Jefferson,
Madison & Taylor Counties

alligator trapping license and two
alligator-hide validation tags, or
provide proof of a valid alligator
trapping license (must be valid
through Nov. 1) plus pay the fee
for the two hide validation tags.
No other hunting licenses or
permits are required.
The cost for a resident alligator
trapping license and hide
validation tagss $272, and
nonresidents pay $1,022. The
cost for additional permits is $62
regardless of residency.
An alligator trapping "agent"
license is also available for $52.
This allows the license holder to
assist a trapper in taking alligators
but only when in the presence of
the permitted trapper.
To educate participant' on the
rules and regulations of the hunts,
the FWC offers a no-cost, three-
hour training and orientation

program throughout the state.
Alligator hunters are not required
to attend, but first-time
participants are strongly
encouraged to do so. Courses will
be offered in July and August, and
all permit holders will receive, by
mail, packages.Jisting exact dates

and locations of these training
For more information on how
to' get involved in these exciting
alligator hunts, visit
MyFWC.com/gators and click on
"Statewide Hunts."

British soccer camps coming

The Perry Soccer Association
will once again be hosting the
Challenger's British Soccer Camp
July 31-Aug. 4.
Challenger's is now recognized
as the largest youth soccer camp
in the United States,
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.
For more information, call 584-

; Your Pet's

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By Appointment please

Linda Stoddard, D.V.M.
Hank Stoddard, D.V.M., D.T.V.M.
Amy Campbell, D.V.M.

Amy Stone, D.V.M., PhD

Cross City, Florida
Wellness Provider for Over 20 Years

Preventative medicine
Nutrition & dietary assistance
Complete dental care
Radiology & surgery
Boarding facility
Aquaculture consultation
Limited large animal services

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 5:30, Saturday 8:00 Noon
Turn right at 1st caution light on Hwy. 19
Cross City, South'1/2 mile on SW 10th St.

Shamrock Veterinary Clinic


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Through the summer

Men's Friday devotionals to continue

Blalock speaks Friday at noon
The monthly gathering of men that includes lunch and a brief
inspirational message by the Rev. Eddie Blalock will be Friday, June 2, at
the M.A. Rigoni Cookhouse on North U.S. 19 (north of the former
Highway Patrol station).
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., followed by the
message which will conclude at 12:35 p.m.
The cost is $5. All men are invited.
'Go global with Jesus' at New Mt. Zion
The New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
will begin June 5 and continue through June 10 with classes from 5-8:30
p.m. Dinner will be served from 5 until 5:55 p.m. each evening, with VBS
activities following. The theme for this year's school is, "Go Global with
Jesus" and it includes a program of Bible instruction for all ages, along

Joe P. Burns Jr. care cemetery and started Pineview
Memorial Gardens on May 8,
Joe P. Bums Jr., 80, funeral 1978.
director and longtime resident of Mr.. Burns was an active board
Perry, died May 26, 2006, in Perry member of the Tri-County Electric
after a short illness. Cooperative, Inc., of Taylor
Mr. Bums was born in Lake City County and the Seminole Electric'
on Oct. 29, 1925, tq Dr. and Mrs. Cooperative, Inc.
Joseph P. Bums. His mother was Mr. Bums was a member of First
the former Ethel Lois Morgan of Baptist Church in Perry, and also
Mayo. He grew up in Lake City, Ft. attended Blue Creek Baptist
White and Newberry. Church at Keaton Beach. He was
In 1944, Mr. Bums went to work active in many civic, trade and
at Melton Funeral Home in Lake fraternal organizations including:
City. He worked at the Wilson Board of Directors of Funeral
Funeral Home in Lake City from Service, Inc., 1982-1996; Florida
1947-1954. Mr. ,Bums graduated Funeral Directors Association
from Gupton-Jones College of president, 1986-1987; National
Mortuary Science in Nashville, Funeral Directors Association;
Tennrm., in 1951 and received his Florida Monument Builders
funeral director's license in 1952. Association president, 1991-1992;
He moved to Perry in December Chamber of Commerce president
of 1954 with his wife, Dorothy, when its present building was
and opened the Joe P. Burns built; member and first commander
Funeral Home and ambulance of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
service. He later opened the Bums formed in the early 1960s;
Monument and Vault Company chairman of the Pinetree (now
and a Mayo branch funeral chapel. Florida Forest) Festival; Taylor
Mr. Bums built a new funeral County, Financial Commissioner
home at its present location, 1400 for the Boy Scouts; longtime
Johnson Stripling Road, ini 1976.
He purchased land for a perpetual Please see page 8

Perry Wesleyan Church
hereee Jesus Christ is Lord" ,
Come& V ^it s ai '* [- elct n
*"n,, i

Sunday) School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am

Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
Bible Study --Kid's Club

i850i 584-2124 Gary M Gossett. pastor (352) 650-8580 celih

ger Kidse

J "Ab -i

Jesus! ll

June 5-9 5:30 8:00 pm
Dinner served at 5:30 pm'
(ages Pre-K through 5th grade)
First United
Methodist Church
302 N. Jefferson St. (850) 584-3028

IN mis.ru

Games Music
S Refreshments '
Arts & Crafts'

| Everyone is Invited!
Young or Old .

SSaturday, June 3, 2006
S :10:00 2:00

SBoyd United Methodist Church
2458 Boyd Road
Contact Reverend Wallace Holmes 584-9848
L ,or Debbie Hoover 584-4781

with music, arts and crafts.
Pastor Izell Montgomery Jr. invites everyone "to come and help us
explore this theme."
Methodist 'Fiesta' begins on Monday
The First United Methodist Church will present "Fiesta--Where Kids Are
Fired Up About Jesus" as this year's Vacation Bible School. Classes will
be held June 5-9 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30.
This "Fiesta" will be "sizzling with fun," organizers said. For details,
please call the church office at 584-3028.
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 contact the church at 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 Farnell at 498-210.

Gospel Sing

The YeOmans
Saturday, June 3
7:00 p.m.
(Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.m.)
Everyone is invited to attend.

The Perry First
Church of God'
Hwy. 221 North


Thank You

We, the children of James (Gator) Morris,
would like to give thanks to everyone who
sent flowers, food and kept us in their thoughts
and prayers. Losing our father has been the
HARDEST thing we have ever had to go
through. Your support has meant the world to
us. We would like to give a special thank you
to the staff of Movie Gallery, Finishing
Department at Buckeye, members of Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church, the Vann Family and a
special, special thanks to Tommy Murrow at
> Burns Funeral Home.



\ay God be with you all,
_Ann & Zachary Morris

Spring Warrior

Church of Christ
7432 S. Red Padgett Road
Perry, FL 32348


By Randy Baker
Many people have a desire to be saved, and some of these
same religious souls have chosen to rely on only a select few
Scriptures for the basis for all their beliefs. I am sure you
have heard it said that Jesus words are the only important
passages in other words, you only have to be concerned
with the red-letter portions of your Bible to serve God. We
are indeed blessed to have Jesus words for guidance so we
can rightly serve God, but it is important that we ask what
would Jesus say about the importance of the Scripture's
written by the apostles. Would Jesus agree that only the red-
letter portions of our Bibles are of critical importance?
When discussing the coming of His church, Jesus told his
.apostles, "and upon this rock I will build my church; and the-
gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. I will give unto
thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou
shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever:
thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Matthew-i
16:18). This passage sure makes it sound like Jesus is placing
critical importance on the things that .the' apostles would b@E
saying and doing during the age of the church, the kingdom?
of Jesus. Here, Jesus says that the apostles teachings and
examples were already authorized or bound in heaven.
Knowing that He would leave the apostles to return: to.:.
heaven, Jesus did not leave their teachings and examples t.-I
chance. "These things have I spoken unto you; while yet
abiding with you. 26But the Comforter, even the Holy Spi4jE
whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all
things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto
you" (John 14:25-26). This was Jesus plan all along! He told
the apostles all He could at that time knowing that much of it
,,-o.uld be misunderstood and forgotten. But after His ascension
back to heaven, Jesus would send the Comforter, the Holy
Spirit, to. guide the apostles, teach them, and remind them of
the things Jesus wanted done. The words of the apostles are
certainly beginning to look very important.
"But when the Comforter iscome, whom I will send unto
you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth
from the Fathet, he shall bear witness of me: 27and ye also
bear witness, because ye have been with me from the
beginning" (John 15:26-27). Jesus again shows that the
apostles would have the Spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit, the
Comforter guiding them. This Spirit was coming to the
apostles from the Father Himself.
"'Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide
you into all the truth:for he shall not speak fivmn himnself;t
iwhai things soever he shall hear, these shall he speak: and he
shall declare unto you the things that are to come. 14He shall
glorify me:for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto
you" (John 16:13-14). Jesus own words'here tell that the
apostles would declare to us the very things of Jesus! Jesus
makes it clear that to heed only the red-letter portions ofb Te
Bible is to ignore Jesus Himself! We must heed what the
apostles say, arid we must follow the examples that they set
for us. Their words and examples are Jesus message every
bit as much as Jesus own words.
What would Jesus say about listening to the apostles
commands and following their examples? What would Jesus
say about the importance of those Scriptures written 'by
apostles? Jesus has plainly told us that the apostles messages
were not their own. They were proclaiming Jesus and Gods
truths to the world. To obey the apostles instructions, and to
follow their examples, is to follow Jesus own will. We dare
not ignore their words.
This article is reprinted online at http://www.bibleweb.com. -.

Each Wednesday in June and July
9:00 noon Ages 5-12
For directions or more information call
Tim or Atesa @ 584-7544 or 672-0242
Midway Baptist Church (
187 Roberts AmanRd..
(Head north on Hwy. 221, turn right on Roberts Aman Rd., ,
located I mile on right) .


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l (Continued from page 7)
. volhinteer of the American Red
Cross; charter member and past
president of the Taylor County
Cookers; Perry Elks Lodge; Perry
Kiwanis Club, past president; 50-
year member Perry Masonic Lodge
and 32nd Degree Mason; Perry
Eastern Star, past patron: past
president of both the Perry and
Mayo Shrine Clubs (Crippled
Children's Committee); Morocco
Temple in Jacksonville; York Rite
Bodies and Scottish Rite (Knight
Commander Court of Honor);
Marzuq Temple in Tallahassee; life
member Royal Order of the
Jesters, past director, 1990,
Tallahassee; honorary life member
of- both Hadji Temple (Pensacola)
and. Bahai Temple (Orlando);
Taylor County Gator Club; and
past president, Woodmen of the
-Mr. Bums helped organize and
was the first president of the Perry
Chapter of the American Cancer o
SUociety in 1958. He was also
instrumental in getting the deep
cinal b4t Keaton Beach built by the
CQps:of Engineers with the help
of.Congressman Don Fuqua. He
supported the Florida Sheriffs
B0ys :Ranch and the' Boys and
Girls Cltuh of Perry.
Su6r i\ ors include: his wife of 54
years, Dorothy H. Bums of Perry;
a gon; Morgan W. Bums of Perry;
t5w 'daughters, Bonnie B. Glover
(nid-Joe) of Tallahassee and
B'arbara Jo Bums of Perry; a niece
whom-he helped raise, Bea 0.
Tay e-(and John M., IV) and their
tw&:|ns, John and Jay, all of
WfrgmTa Beach, Va.; two
grandchildren, Cara S. Hill (and
Lu.ke) of Crawfordville- and Gray
Sadlef of Tallahassee; one step-
grand on. Ryan Glover (and Betsy)
of Orlando; a step great
gliiddaughter, Terri Jo Glover of
Tallahajsee, a brother-in-law,
Louwe Hick' of Jacksonville; and a
host of nieces, nephews and good
fi-ends .
Mr:Biums was preceded in death
by his parents, Ethel Lois, Morgan
and Joe P. Bums Sr., M.D.; his son,
FoeR "Joey" Burns III; and two
sisters, Buryldine Schoenek and

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The' Wynn Family deeply
appr e-iates everyone's acts of
kiiidness. We are forever grateful
foCr-- your prayers and
tl Ightfulness.
-- ...... The Family of
Melissa E. Small-Wynn

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Ethel Hicks.
Funeral services will be held
today, May 31, at 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church with interment
following at Pineview Memorial
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m.
at Joe P. Bums Funeral Home with
a Masonic Rite service at 8.
Flowers may be sent or
memorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32308; First Baptist Church,
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Lewis receives bachelor's degree

Elizabeth Anne Lewis received a
Bachelor of Arts in Christian
counseling from the Baptist
College of Florida in Graceville.
President Thomas A. Kinchen
bestowed 60 degrees on 58
graduating students during
commencement services held
Friday, May 12.
Lewis is the daughter of Ruben
and Kay Lewis of Madison.
She is the granddaughter of
Paul and Barbara Cooksey of

Lamont, Allie MacLewis of
Madison and the late Grady
She is a 1997 graduate of Taylor
County High School and is a
member of CrossPoint Baptist
Fellowship in Perry.
Following graduation, Lewis
plans to work on her Master's
degree with Troy State University
and begin working full-time as a
clinical coordinator at DOVE
academy in Graceville.

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The college is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools to offer associate and
baccalaureate degrees in the areas
of ministry, biblical studies,
leadership, Christian counseling,
missions, Christian education,
elementary education, church
music and music education.

Elizabeth Anne Lewis

A spirit-filled Men's Day was
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M.B. Church. The spiritual speaker
was Rev. Smith of Tallahassee. It
was so enjoyable to have Deacon
Henry Clay Summers who has
been in the hospital so long there to
enjoy the service and listen to him
tell about the Lord when you know
what he can and will do if you trust
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5, at New Brooklyn beginning at
10 a.m. All lodge members are
asked to be present:






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(Top left) The Ketring/Weed team took top honors at the showdown. Joined by Carmina Ketring (front), the team celebrates their victory. The team consisted of: (from I to r) John N. Weed,
Ward Ketring, Emily Ketring and John R. Weed. (Top right)ln the first round of the Celebrity Academic Showdown, the Perry Rotary Club team faces off against the Perry Kiwanis team. Shown
from left to right are: Rotary club team members Karen Walby, Terri Parsons, Daryll Gunter and Dawn Taylor competing against Kiwanis team members Jeff Lewis, Jim Bassett, Don Lincoln
and Clay Bethea.

Teams match w it s

n academic face-off

The Taylor County High School
Academic Team recently hosted its
first annual "Taylor County
Celebrity Academic Showdown."
Local, civic groups and
individuals fielded four teams in
the inaugural event and competed
in two rounds using the same
format which structures high
school and college academic-

The Perry Rotary and Kiwanis
clubs both fielded teams, as did
City of Perry Mayor Emily Ketring
and family. Several teachers and
parents of academic team members
- made up the fourth team.
In the first round, the. Rotary and
Kiwanis teams faced off in a back-
and-flrth game, with numerous
lead ch1iange,. The Rotary team,
which consisted of members Karen

Walby, Terri Parsons, Daryll
Gunter and Dawn Taylor, was
down 20 points going into the final
question. Walby answered the final
question and the team scored 20
points on the resulting bonus
question to give them a 10-point
advantage and the win.
The Kiwanis team was made up
of members Jeff Lewis, Jim
Bassett, Don Lincoln and Clay

Also in the first round, the
Ketring teamr-witli the mayor
joined by her husband Ward, father
John R. Weed, and brother, John N.
Weed--defeated the teachers team.
In the final round, the Rotary and
Ketring teams faced off to see who
would finish first. As the round
began, the Ketring team took an
early lead and never let it go.

"We had never hosted something
like this before," Coach Mark
Viola said. "I think it went off well
and I hope everyone enjoyed
"Our regular fundraiser has been
for quite awhile to host
tournaments for other high school
teams to come here ,and compete..
Unfortunately, in the last two years
the attendance has fallen off

considerably and we've been
forced to cancel the last couple
events. This has made it hard for us *
to make it to all.the tournaments
we want to travel to each year.
"It was. very heartening to see
people come out and help us and
hopefully have a good time too. We-
hope to hold the showdown again,
although we haven't set a date yet,"
Viola said.


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Using their wils and design talents, Taylor County Middle School students "CANstructed" a
restaurant storefront out of donated canned goods and rubber bands. Shown were: Stephen
Smith, Dominic Sandonato, Christie Thompson. Jessica Strickland, Courleney Mincy, Jon
Anderson, Emily Newman and Deyla Gantl. Students collected more than 3,000 pounds of canned
goods for the project. All donated food was given to local lood pantries for distribution.
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Raising awareness, inspiring action

At the conclusion of the project special abilities, vision and goals.
all of the food used in the structure incorporating core subjects and the
was donated to local charities: Our arts, in comprehensive themed
Father's Storehouse, the Taylor lessons lich focus on critical
Senior Citizens Center. Refuge thinking, intellectual discussion,
House, Episcopal Church and interpretation, creativity, research,
Under the direction of teacher Antioch NM.B. Church for problem solving and generation of
Deidra McRorn' Ne.%m nan. Taylor distribution to local families. i original work."
County Middle Gifted Program "The gifted program provides She continued. "By donating the
students in sixth, seventh and, opportunities for intelligently canned foods to a charity when we
grades eighth showcased their gifted students, so that they are, completed our, project, we were
talents by designing "Corcido Del challenged to reach their maximum also able to instill the basic values
Restaurante" a restaurant made potential arid accomplish 'high of community service to add to the
entirely out of canned goods.. performance' each and eero day." students' knowledge, enhance
The students used nothing more Newman said. their skills and 'deepen their
than rubber bands and canned fo6d "The 'Can'struction project understanding of how we can all
as their building block. The colors' allowed us to utilize curriculum work together to make our:
and designs on food product labels that 'jas based on class interests, community better.
formed the artist's pallet. "Bricks'
came in a %ariet\ of -izes from the I
smallest tuna can to the industrial- ,. li,,
size cans of tomatoes. .e w 4
More than 3.000 pounds of *%..r"gri is, a chi
canned good.% \ias raised b\ the Va s 4 ,
students during dnres at school ',...
and in the community, at places ctn IndJsthesi gM.,
such as W\al-NlMart and Winn DL\ie. o combine c -
Some 4.000 rubber bands \%ere ,n' ..
used to create the structure. .

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 Cale..
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, Perry/Tayior .County Chamber of
Commerce at noon .
S.NAACP: first Sunday. 5 p.m.; at Jerkins
Community Center. ,
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Streel Cale
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
10 a.m. .
'.Perry Elks: Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 .m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7.30 p.m
' Perry Lodge #187: lirst and third Wed,
7 p.m, Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meels irst
anrid third Monday nights, 7 30 p.m
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs,
7 p.m IClub house on Courtney Road)
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed,
noon (Sept. Io May. 6ubjeCl to change
Rotary Club: Tues, noon at Joyce's

Main Street Cate.
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, Pbrry-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 anne.< old posi oflHC:el
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8 30 a m to noon coudrhoiu'e annex
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri, 2 p rr
courthouse anne...
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon noon, at Capital City Bank
Taylor County School Board: lirst and
third Tues, 7 p m
Taylor County Soil & Water Board:
fourth Mon, 7 p.m, Chaparral Steai'house

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 581-3826
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and lourlh Sat, 7 p m. Tribal grounds,
Lvman Hendry Road

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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.
STaylor 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: lhird
Mon., 7 p.m Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Tnursday
1-5 p m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sal., I0 a m Arena
located on Bishop Blvd
Taylor County Ouilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m 6b noon, Taylor County Public

Library. .
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:,
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall.
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Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; another AA group meets Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays at Serenity
House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98 West,
across from the BP station at 8 p.m.
. Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tues., noon, 107 East Green
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
,9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex. '
Narcotics Anonymous: every Tuesday,
7 p.m at St James Episcopal Church, 1100
West Green Street, in the church library.
These are open meetings to those interested
in topics relating to addiction
SHARE distribution: fourth Sat., 9 a.m.,
at First Uniled Melhodist Church.
The Way: Christ-cenlered recovery
group, me6ls on RFldays at .7 P.m. at
serenityy House Dn ri 98 11 kfrqs frorn

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). 0

Ann wishing toadd
a muni he
call (850) 584-5513 or
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i'Time for commissioners

ito demand best science'

*zDear Editor:
Now is the time for our county
-commissioners to step forward and
*demand that, if a coal-fired power
plant ,is to be built, that only the
best science be used to minimize
the bad health effects on our people
;:and the people of surrounding
counties. They must stand up for us
.and be firm. In a resolution
.- adopted by the county commission
on October 3, 2005, it was said:
"Whereas, the Taylor County
Commission has been contacted by
the JEA to consider building a coal
generated power plant in Taylor
County, Florida, and
"Whereas, the Board of County
Commissioners desires to do what
is best for the County.
"Therefore, be it resolved that
- the Board of County
: Commissioners of Taylor County,
, Florida inform JEA that if a coal
generated power plant is to be
located in Taylor County, that JEA
. request funding from the U. S.
," Department of Energy for this
plant so that it will be built using
- only the very latest and cleanest
. technology available, such as the
coal gasification process."
I have contacted professional
friends in Gainesville, where they
are also facing the problem of a
coal fired power plant. A friend
Swho flies frequently over North
l Florida, pointed. out that Perry

already has a pollution problem as
evidenced by the smoke from the
stacks of the paper mill. Adding a
new pollution source next to the
paper mill presents special
problems and deserves serious
study. Research has never been
done to determine thehe health
effects of two similar type
polluting plants in such close
proximity. The combined effects
of two nearby pollution sources
Should certainly be more than each
source indi% idually. NlM
professional friends believe that it
should be 'considered negligence
n hot to use the best state-of-the art
technology available when
locating plants this close together.
I have learned that the best state-
of-the-art power plant in Florida is
Tampa Electric's Polk Power
Station. It is an integrated coal
gasification combined-cycle
SIGCCi po%%er plant. It is the best
Sa ailable coal plant technology and
tis is %%hat we should demand
through our country commissioners.
Starting operations in 1996,
Tampa Electric's proven IGCC,
facility is among the nation's,
cleanest, "most efficient and most
economical power generation
units. The Polk Power Station is a
first-of-its-kind combination of
two leading technologies. Also. a.
new IGCC plant is now being built
near Orlando.
With IGCC, the first technology
used is called '"coal gasification."
It uses coal to create a clean-
burning gas. The second
technology is called "combined-
cycle,": which- is the most efficient
- method of producing electricity
commercially today.
The coal is combined with
oxygen in the gasifier to produce a

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gaseous fuel. In that step, many of
the toxins in the coal are removed.
Next, the clean coal gas is used in
the combustion turbine to produce
electricity. With combined-cycle
technology, the heat from the gas
turbine exhaust gases is recovered
to produce steam. Then the steam
passes through a steam turbine to
produce more electricity. The Polk
Power Station is considered "zero
process water discharge," which
means that the water is reused in
the process.
The coal gasification unit
provides clean power with a
minimum removal of 95 percent of
the sulfur from the coal gas. This
exceeds the performance of today's
most advanced coal-fired
generating units. Also, around 70%
more mercury is removed in the
IGCC process than in the SC
pulverized coal unit proposed by
JEA, This is a critical point in
Florida, where mercury deposition
rates are higher due to weather
conditions that promote rapid
deposition of locally emitted
mercury. Also, the mercury, a
persistent bioaccumulative toxin
(PBT), bioaccumulates in wetlands
and coastal areas at an increased
rate. Power plants and
manufacturers. who manufacture

or process rhore than 10 pounds of
mercury annually, must report
those releases to the Federal Toxins
Release Inventory. JEA officials
have stated that their proposed
plant would emit 300 pounds of
mercury annually, which is a deep
concern. If the plant expanded, it
would be more mercury.
I would recommend that anyone
involved in the promotion of a new
power plant make the trip to Polk
County to see the proven Polk
Power Station. For our voting
citizens that can't make the. trip,
then investigate by visiting:
In my opinion, if the JEA is not
willing to provide the best IGCC
technology, then the coal-fired
power plant should not be built.
What is it worth if the county gains
a few jobs, but the citizens lose
their health and it impairs their
children and grandchildren? It
would be far better if the money
the JEA offered the county were
spent on the best technology
available; .otherwise it appears to
be a bribe --- a payoff for
sacrificing the health of our
Respectfully submitted,
John Dickert

B-2 Taco Times May 31, 2006

Letters to the Editor

17,500 veterans aFre

homeless in Florida

Dear Editor:
Did you know that Florida has
over 1.7 million veterans who
faithfully served in the Uniied
States Armed Forces? At this time.
many of our Taylor County
resident veterans still suffer from
physical and emotional .injuries
they received while on active duty
in the armed forces. A number of
our Taylor County veterans are
homeless and jobless which is
attributed to trauma they received
while in the. military. Many are
unable to enjoy the liberties for
which the\ sacrificed so much. On
any given night in Florida, there
are approximately 17,500
homeless veterans.
Major causes of homelessness
include poverty, unemployment.
poor wages and a lack of
affordable housing. Some
additional causes are alcoholism,
lack of education and/or training
and post traumatic stress disorder.
Regardless of the causes, the above
numbers represent real people who
served our country% when duty
called. Real people which
hopefully, we can reach out and

Would you consider donating
one cent out of every five dollars to
veterans and their families in time
of need? Your donations will be a
tax deductible with an annual
statement sent to all businesses and
individuals that participate.
We, at AMVETS Post 20,
propose to open a special banking
account just for the purpose of
aiding needy veterans and their
families. A committee of veterans
will be appointed to oversee the
funds and hear requests on a case
by case basis. All contributions
%will aid local veterans and their
families. Of course, any financial
assistance would be greatly
Taylor County Veterans Service
Officer Joe Collins is available to
answer any questions you may
have. He may be reached at his
office at 850-838-3519 or home
The men and women of
AMVETS Post 20 thank all Taylor
County residents that have been so
helpful in the past and future.
Dodd Franklin
Commander, Post 20

One day left for savings

Dear Editor:
Please remind your readers that
the deadline for purchasing,

hurricane supplies tax-free is
Thursday, June 1. As Florida's
chief financial officer and state fire
marshal, I urge Floridians to take
advantage of the Hurricane
Preparation Tax Free Holiday.
Tax-free items include
flashlights, batteries, generators
and storm shutters.
Also, as hurricane season begins
June 1. homeowners should:
inventory household items
(photograph or videotape your
possessions and keep this
information with your insurance
policies in a safe deposit box);
write down the name, address
and claims-reporting telephone
number of your .insurance
designate a relative or friend
who lives outside the area or the
state as a family contact;
buy the materials you need to
secure your property;
store gasoline for generators
safely (only as much as you may
need for 72 hours);
create a disaster survival kit
(including food, medications,
flashlights with batteries, photos of
other family members, contact
numbers, cash/credit cards, and a
change of clothes)..
For more information, visit
www.fldfs.com or call 1-800-342-
Tom GaUagher, Chief Financial
Officer, State of Florida

Midweek Muddle

Apply sunscreen

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Saturday, as the sun beamed with we scrubbed ourselves.
happiness above us and clouds floated And after that glorious bath which takes '
along carelessly in the beautiful blue sky, all the salt away, I saw the places I missed.:.
we pushed our seaworthy boat into the with sunscreen..
Dekle Beach boat landing and made a How can this he?
marvellous entry into the World of the Gulf I had done a fine job on my face except:-"
of Mexico. that I didn't get any sunscreen into my
I could have sworn I heard a deep, watery hairline, so there was a red circle around my
-voice ask, "Where've you been?" face--like the ones they draw on people
It seems like ,it's been years--at least too going for plastic surgery. How attractive.
many months--since we made that trip from My back--despite sunscreen--was a deep-
pavement and problems, to water and pink. I guess I didn't re-apply liberally.
wonder. Saturday, the escape to the Gulf The husband's toes and ears were great.-
was a welcome retreat from the work which But who forgot about his nose? And who -
surrounds the house and the office, and dares to call him Rudolph?
can't find us on the water. The sun has trouble catching the son, but
"We should buy a houseboat," I.said, but I even he had pink spot here and there.
was just kidding, wasn't I? "There's got to be a better way to
We weren't the only ones who had this effectively apply sunscreen," I said aloud,
idea of an escape on Memorial Day and of course, the boys did not answer.
weekend. Fisher-people were everywhere, "I wonder if you couldn't take a tablet
dotting the horizon on big boats and. little orally and the product could just spread to -
boats. There were a few skiers, too, and jet the pigment all over your body and provide
skiers, but the major convocation--as full body coverage while producing an even -
always--took place around the island, locally tan,"
known as "Grassy." There, surrounded by "Oh, yeah," said the husband, "except-
so great a cloud of witnesses, friends that....(and you must read this part very
gathered to catch up on the previous week's quickly as they do on television) there is- a-,-
events--or perhaps months of events, since small risk of kidney failure, dry mouth,.-
the last convocation. diminished sexual performance, nausea or--
We only "sat a spell" briefly for the boys vomiting, dizziness,. sweating, chest pain,
were intent upon catching supper, which frequent wheezing..." /
was a really good idea because I wasn't And I interrupted, "And you could not use
interested in grocery shopping for it. the product if you were pregnant or breast
Before our grand adventure on the high feeding, if you have trouble or pain-
seas, 1, had applied my sunscreen carefully swallowing, suffer from heart disease, high
and thoroughly. The boys--who don't like blood pressure or diabetes, or are currently
my overtures of responsiblity--waited until taking sedatives or tranquilizers."
they were upon the water, and we tried to "And remember," I added, "do not divide,
remember all the toes in this world that get, crush, chew or dissolve the tablet, and you
so red when you forget to protect them should stop using it if you experience
from UV rays. nervousness, sleeplessness, excitability,
Ears, too. fever for three days or more, redness or
Shoulders and backs. swelling."
'Necks which are red by disposition but And he added, "Plus you could not operate
shouldn't be sunburned to prove a point. heavy machinery or a motor vehicle--which
And, lo and behold, it was the son who is a real problem if you can tan but you can't
caught supper and ragged his father drive the boat or get back to your house."
mercilessly about how he was out-fished. It It was a good point, and I was about to
is my new existence: I am always stuck concede defeat when I looked at him andi-
right in the middle of old and young couldn't- resist' suggesting, "The big
testosterone, talking about sunscreen and difference is that you, Rudolph, could guide
other issues of responsibility. somebody's sleigh tonight."
After hours and hours of relaxation upon "Yeah," he admitted.
the water, we dragged the boat out of it, It was a win-win, I shouted with glee, and
onto the trailer, down the highway, and into because of this column, it will now go down
the front yard where we scrubbed it before in his-tory.
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, May 31, 2006
P.O. Box 888
(850) 584-5513
Mana inEn Fditor

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Russet Potatoes
8 lb. bag
Vine Ripe

99 lb.

Loose Apples


Heavy Western
Beef Spareribs


Holten 32 oz.
Black Angus,
Beef Patties



U.S.D.A. Inspected
Fresh Center-Cut
Pork Chops
Family Pack


Tom & Teds
Thick Sliced Bacon
40 oz.


Farmland 16o
Jumbo Franks


Resers Salads
All Varieties 32 oz.


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Golden Twirls 28o .
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O'Days Hunts Golden Bake
Mac & Cheese Spaghetti Sauce Hamburger &
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Kelloggs Pop Tarts
Bonus Pack 28.2 oz.


Perry Shopping Center
2020 S. Jefferson St. 584-2565
Mon.-Th. 8am 8 pm, Fri. & Sat. 8am 9pm, Sun. 8am 6pm
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The monthly Sons of AMVETS
Community Yard Sale will be this
*Saturday, June 3, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Spaces are available for a $5 donation
each (a six-foot table will be provided for
each space). Walk-ins are welcome as
space is available. 2499 Woods Creek
Rd. To reserve a space, call Mark Viola at
584-5513 or 584-8807 (after 5 p.m.).
Moving Sale Saturday 8-until. Office
equip., large dock, file cabinets, book
shelves. Dell Computer, monitor, printer,
computer desk, large wood storage
cabinet, books, misc small office equip.,
household items, flower arrangements,
tools, nick nacks, and misc. items of all
kinds. 5600 Golf Course Rd. Near the
crossroads of Puckett and Golf Course



20' gas stove, white. Call 838-6005.
HUGE 4" pillow top mattress box set. New
under warrenty. Sealy, Serta and
Simmons. List $989 sell for $249 Call 850-
:5/12-5/31 DC
:Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for guitar, bass & voice students,
Beginners welcome. Call Josh Noland

-southern Villas of Perry!!
-New Management!!
-HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 bedroom
HC and non-HC accessible apartments.
-Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315
Puckett Rd. Perry, FL 32347. Equal
Housing Opportunity,

:1, 2 and 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible.
:apartments. HUD vouchers considered,
:.Equal Opportunity. Office hours are 8:00-
.5:00 Mon-Thirs Call 850-584-5668. 709
AW. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711.
Qualified applicants 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
-available, Section 8 units rent based on
;applicant income. Units include,
-electric/water/ gas/ garbage utility.
Applications available 500 S. Warner Ave,
*^Building F, Perry, FL 32348 Phone
:Live in the country, work in the city 20
.minutes from Capital Circle in
ITallahassee 20 minutes from Downtown
Perry. 3/2 1800 sq. ft. house on 10 acres
.w/fishing pond. 15998 N US 19, Lamont
only $1195/mo first last security. 850-838-
11168 Cathy 850-843-0821 now.
Furnished Room for rent with private bath.
Call 584-8045.
2000 Sq. ft. garage/shop with 2B/2B
double wide trailer near town. Call 838-
6124. Lv. message.
Bedroom w/private entrance and bath, in
quiet neighborhood; $100 week + $150
deposit. Call 584-2500 or 672-2562 for
appt. to'see,


2003 Horton 16x76, 2 bd/2 bth, Mater
bedroom has French doors to bathroom,
w/gardentub, double vanity, separate
stand-up shower, Fridge, range,
dishwasher included Large rooms, very
clean!!! Asking payoff of $?7,000. 850-838-
6832 or 941-505-1484.. Perfect or DOC
employees Set up in staff housing at
Taylor C.I. otherwise it must be moved.

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10 Company Drivers Needed
Home Every Weekend
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Machine operator needed at Perry Chip
Mill. Salary Range: $8,69-$9/hr. Working
40-50hrs. week. Drug screening, pre-
employment physical, and background
check, Must have valid Drivers license.
Description of job duties: Heavy
equipment operator, log loaders, truck
driver, and assisting mill operators in
repair and cleanup, will be required to work
safe, Applicants can apply by going to
www.smurfit-stone.com or by mailing
resumes to 3979 Stone County Rd, Perry,
FL 32348.
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking:
Adult Case Manaaer #2156
A minimum of a bachelor's degree with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education, Health
education, or related human services field;
or a.bachelor's degree and two years full
time or equivalent experience working with
adults experiencing ser's license. Shift 8
AM- 5 PM/ Monday- Friday Salary: $10.75
per hour or $12.92 OPS Status'
Licensed Therapist (#2267a)
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in the
field psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional experience in providing
services to persons with behavioral
illness, License required. Some local
travel required. Substance abused
knowledge preferred. Shift: variable hours,
some Late Afternoon work required.
OPS-FEMA Crisis Counselor (#2262)
A bachelor's degree from an accredited
University or college with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a
related Human services field; or other
Bachelor's degree from an accredited
University or college with one (1) year of
full-time or equivalent work or volunteer
experience in a social service, health
care, or related field, shift: variable
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle NE.
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action.
Drug-Free Workplace,
Heavy Equipment Operator Solid Waste
Department- $9.31/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, ,'


Taylor County BCC Position
Road maintenance Technician Min.
Qualifications: Possession of valid
Florida CDL license Class B (or must
obtain within three months of hire date) and
a good driving record. Preferably a high
school diploma or GED. Must posses
sufficient physical strength and agility to
perform heavy manual labor. Must be able
to operate hand tools, small power equip.
and other equip, related to maintenance of
highway right-of-way. Salary is $8.04/hour.
EEOENP/Drug Free Work Place. Apply at
Taylor One-Stop Career Center, 1702 S.
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347,
Position open until filled.

The Cityof Perry is taking
applications for the
following position:


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

S(In Cross City & Perry)
$1.000 Sign on Bonus
Local runs $575 0 675 Home night
Health/ Life Ins Avail
401K- Paid Vacation
Weekly Performance Bonus
$500 Qtryl Safety/Perf Bonus
POT Insp& Referral Bonus
5 6/ Call 1-800-808-3052'
5/26-6/2PT ,..
Evening Shift, Maintenance Crew needed.
Excavator and Bulldozer Operator needed.
Call 850-584-4131, New Quarry Mine.
Wanted Grounds Keeper Full or part
time to maintain property grass, plants,
etc., all tools furnished. Can guarantee 40
hours. Paid vacation, sick leave, holidays,
and health insurance. Must be reliable and
.in good health. Drug test required. Apply at
Ware Oil & Supply, 2715 S. Byron Butler
Pkwy Perry, FL 32348.-.

Avon Reps needed in this area $10 to start
your own Business. Free Goodies w/sign-
up: Call 584-6289 or 843-2605.
Experienced housekeeper needed.
Dependable with reliable transportation is
a must. Please apply in person at
Steinhatchee Landing Resort, 203 Ryland
Circle, Steinhatchee, FL 82359. 352.498-

CNA's Full lime evening &.day shifts
available.,Apply in person to Lake Park of
Madison. 259 SW Captain Brown Rd.
Madison, FL. 850-973-8277.
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(850) 223-1849
Fax (850) 223-2037 Cell (386) 590-0848
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Email: armadillo @gtcom.net

Avon Reps needed in your area. Start your
own business! Make your own schedule!
only $10 start up fee. Free gift with sign
on. Contact Crystal at 584-8461 or 843-

Tired of Skyrocketing cas prices?

We have the answer! 10 year old company
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You'll have more
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If you are a talented healthcare
professional who's tired of the daily
routine, there's never been a better time to
explore a whole world of new challenges
with Prison Health Services at the Taylor
Correctional Institution.
Health Services Administrator
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, hospital
administration or business administration.
Master's- degree preferred. Must have at
least 3 years experience in a
supervisory/management capacity.
Ms Director of Nursing
Must have at least 2 years
supervisory/management experience or
Mental Health Counselors
F.T and PT (16 flexible hours/week) Must
be Licensed Mental Health Counselor,
Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor
or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
FT, PT and PRN; all shifts
FT, Monday to Friday, 1 p-9:30p, to work at
the Taylor Cl Work Camp.
Great rates and benefits offered. Contact
Linda Ottesen at: 850-838-4073; fax:850-
838-4081 EEO/AA www.prisonheafth.com
Retail Merchandiser for Perry.
S 1st yr estimated income $32-34K
+ Benefits, Send Resum(e:
or 806-352-3982





Need more time with family?

Want to return to school? Just ?????

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has just the opportunity for you.
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CALL 850-584-6666 ext. 402


Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars

Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards Sports Memorabilia
NV Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys

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

Classifieds work...
Give it a try!

FREE Kittepns Call 223-2768.
Low Cost Pet Vaccinations!
Saturday, 6/3 from 12 noon-2 p.m. at
Country Time Feed in Perry. Dog, Cat and
horse vaccination specials. Heart worm
test & Coggins. Heart worm and flea
prevention available. Pick up your flyer
today at Country Time Feed.
Beginner and intermediate after June 6.
Call Sarah Whitfield 584-4329.
14 yr old Qtr. horse, 15 hands, white/grey
gelding. Good with kids and mares,
.$1,000. email dwhiddon@gtcom.net or call

B-5 The Taco Times May 31,2006

MISSING- Cherished Black Lab/ Spaniel Bush Hog Mowing, Dozer Work, Harrowing,
mix last seen wearing an orange collar Rake Work, Land Clearing, Quality Work,
with a blue Rabies tag. Reward available if Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates. Call
found want information dead or alive. Call (850) 843-2187.
386-326-0987 and/or 850-843-0180 4/5-9/15 "
4/9tn--C A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
672-1298, Letty Blanco, Licensed &
Whole Sale Transmissions used & rebuilt.
I also buy old transmissions for Cores.
Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks, 850-843-2904, or 850-584-3193.
tractors, etc. Wanted lzuzu and Toyota 3/8tfnRS
trucks for export. 386-688-3999.
1/18tfS The Handyman experts LLC, honest work!
ANTE 4.3 H ti Affordable, professional, licensed and
WANTED 48" 3 pt. Hitch tiller and or 48" insured. Specializing in house painting,
draw box Call 584-7270 interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
5/10-5/31 maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
WAND py fr a d r n concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
WANED pony for gandkids reasonable tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
Call 584-7270 584-3776 (office). 25 years.
5/10-5/31 n IM

850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales

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Lawn Care
Licensed and Bonded
Commercial & Residential.
mowing, weed eating, shrubbery care,
flower beds!
(Home) 850-584-8420
(Cell) 850-371-0530

Free Estimates!!!
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955
3/1 OtfnBB
LLC, Jeff Wilson tile installation, Tile
repair, re-grout, concrete coating, Call 838-
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-2027 or
(850) 591-8301.

Pressure Washing houses, patios,
trailers, Call Kirtus Bradshaw 850-672-

TUTORING Kindergarten 5th grade
certified in elem. education and
exceptioanl education. Math and Reading
FCAT remediation', skill building and
improved self-esteem, $25 hour. Contact
Kathy Kreidler 371-1132 leave message,

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

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Brenda & Teenas House Cleaning & Lawn
Mowing. Residential & Business. For
Frn ti mt ,- Fll850-222q-2477

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

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


1996 Chevy S-10, runs good, but no heat..
$3,000 OBO. Call 584-7928, ask for Matt.
2002 HONDA 400EX
very fast, runs great, many accessories,
bead locks, nerf bars, work shocks, full
skid plate, ported jetted K&N filter 813-220-
For Sale a 1994 Mustang Convertible.
Looking for a good home. Excellent
Condition. $4500. Call (850)584-7435
Leave message if no answer.
1992 Ford Econoline 150, Mark III, V8, 302
AC Auto 160k $2500. 578-2826.

Front End Loader still for sale $3000 OBO.
Still not running. Call 838-9374.
1990 16' Cobia Sun Skiff, 75 HP Evenrude
Radio & fish finder, trailer. $3500 Call 578-
Boat for Sake 12' 6" River Hawk Bream
Boat w/galvanized trailer, great condition.
$650 Call Mike at 843-0650.

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

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

Springhill Nursery, Inc.

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

Doctors' Memorial Hospital is now hiring for the positions listed below. Our 48-bed acutb care
facility offers a competitive salary and benefits package, retirement plan, and flexible scheduling.
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-0661, E-Mall to
dianam@doctorsmemorial.com, or call (850) 564-0866
Certified Medical Assistant, PRN al Lab Tech, Full-Time
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time L, L T l
File Clerk, PR'N ,, .

Emergency Medical Services:
Flight Paramedic PRN
Paramedic, PRN
Imaging Services:
Nuclear Medicine Tech, PRN
Echo Cardiographer, PRN

Registered Nurse, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, PRN
Certified Nursing Assistant, PRN
Security Officer, PRN

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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,
Larry A. Story and Wesley W. Storey,
Amended Notice of Action
To: Larry A. Storey and
Wesley W. Storey
486 Allen Road ,\
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 Mae Murphy
A Clerk of the Circuit Court
SBy Kelli V. Stroud
As Deputy Clerk
5/17,5/24,5/31, 6/7

CASE NO.: 2006-187-CP
The' administration of the estate of
whose date of death was December
12, 2005; File Number 2006-187-CP Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 620,
Perry, Florida 32348. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representatives attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedentis estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
must file their claims with this court
ON THE. ..
All'other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands dgal'rst decedentis estate
must file their claims with this court
The date of first publication of this notice
is: May 31, 2006.
Personal R prG er, ta: i.e .
Mary K..Brooke
617 Highway 51 NE
Attorney at Law
Steinhatchee, FL 32359
Florida Bar # 0896081
Post Office Box 167, .
'Perry, Florida 32348-0167
5/31,6/7 ..

In the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit,
In and for Taylor County, Florida.
Case No. 2006-312-CA
James G. Walsh,
vs. .
Ross J.. Shook and Annie R. Shook, his
wife, Larry Daniel Hester and, Belinda
Gall 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 lost 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
. beginnlng4,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
Dated on May 11, 2006
Annie Mae Murphy
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
.Bv: Marti LaValle
As Deputy Clerk


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
Call: 850-584-2778, ext. 639 Fax:. 850-838-3937

Case No.:06-105-Cu
Llewellyn F. Fortner and Edith D. Fortner,
his wife,
Kenneth Fuller, Sr. and Georgia Higher
Education Assistance Corporation,
Notice of Action
To: Georgia Higher Education
Assistance Corporation

Address Unknown
You are notified ThaO a Foreclosure
Complaint on The following property in
Taylor County, Florida
Lot 13, Block C of Former Subdivision,
Taylor County, Florida as recorded in the
Official 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 July 5, 2006 and file

the original with the clerk of this court
wither 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 25 day ot May, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Salina Ford
As Deputy Clerk
5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21



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New officers
SShown above are the newly elected student council officers of Taylor County Middle School for
thie 2006-2007 school year. Pictured from right to left are Julia Proenza, treasurer; Dorie
tCruce, secretary; Colby Robertson, president; and Jabrayla Bell, vice president.
Engagement and birth
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are available for pick up in our

Band students g et s pies

Taylor County Middle School will be a
summero.band program begins School A
Thursday, June 1, and continues 4-7 p.m.
through Wednesday, June 8. "Stude
Sessions will be held from 8 instrum'
a.m. to noon.; all band students instrume
all welcome to attend. instrume
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announced the following schedule: only asl
S8-.9 a.m., music theory; 9-10 before pt
a.m., music for marching season; Beginnir
10-11 a.m., basic training for on Achie
:band; 11 a.m.-12 p.m., beginning may pur
band. Arts Ce
Percussion will meet June 21- instrume
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to pay for a percussion instructor -onside
St teach and write nev drum- :urchasir
cadences. Cook at
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-this fall must attend or contact
.me well in advance," Cook said.
- -Tuba and baritone players Don'
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Band Camp on June 27-28; this NELDA
will' be a special tuba/baritone (850)
wiorkshop for these young
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get 'their instruments today, KELLY
May 31. Music & Arts Center PROI

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purchasing the instrument.
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Missy Blair Das

Earns BSN Degree

Missy Blair Das earned the degree of Bachelor of
Science in Nursing from Florida A&M University on
December 16, 2005, and recently passed the State -
Board Exam for Licensure as a Registered Nurse. Missy
was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing
Honors Society and served as the Class Vice President .
and Class Treasurer. Missy earned her Associate in-- ....
Arts degree from North Florida Community College in ._
1996 where she graduated with honors. She attended '- '
public schools in Taylor County, Florida. -

She will be employed as a Registered Nurse at the Doctors' Memorial Hospital in Perry,
where she had worked as a Nurse Technician IIl She acknowledges with thanks the
financial support that Doctors' Memorial Hospital has provided for her nursing education.

She is the daughter of Shirley Ann (Padgett) Blair and the late Rex Charles Blair, to
whom thanks are due for their encouragement and support of her college education. She
would like to thank her husband, Raul Das, and their three children, Rhea, Sierra and
Marisa for all the sacrifices they have made as well as their support. She would also like
to thank Dr. Rhea Stagner Das for being an inspiration and for all her help.

The photograph shows Missy Blair Das at.the Florida A&M Commencement Exercises on December 16, 2005.