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June 21, 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year,...'i
.St/ ing b bifes. i uget her
kick-off is June 29
A kick-off luncheon for WalkAmerica
2006 is planned Thursday, June 29, at
the Perry Woman's Club from noon to
The WalkAmenca leadership team
"of Evelyn Day, Gil Williams, Kristie
Lutz and Cynthia Nowlin invites the
'community to join them in supporting
this annual event which benefits the
March of Dimes.
Those planning to attend are asked
.RSVP by Monday, June 26, by
contacting Lutz at 838-5152.
.WalkAmerica 2006 will be held
.Saturday, Sept. 23.
Three River Legal
Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.,
will have a representative in Perry
:Monday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m., at the Employment Connections
: The service offers assistance in
areas of consumer, housing, public
benefits., Medicaid, Medicare and
City to flush
"; The Cl.f-Peffrwy.aer (lv.sjow i
conjunction with the City Fire
'Department, will be flushing fire
lhydrants 'throughout the city and
county during the months of June and
. The process will begin Monday,
5June-26, and continue each Monday,
.Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
.from 7 a.m. to 3.p.m.
-Residents are advised not to do
laundry on those days.
Join us at
| the library!
SCome see "Paws, Claws, Scale &
Tales" at the Taylor County Public
.Library Thursday, June 22, at 3 p.m,.
;,. The program is part of the library's
joi.-.going summer series for local
-. -Other activities include story time
'sessions, knit and crochet lessons for
.linnbrs, a weekly film, fest and
'B"giniing, Spanish lessons.
i or more information, contact the
,i ioine4 Friday
nPb d vi. fb0n will he held! at
'% kins 'po ifunit Center' Friday,
V S.Chol board
6-ThTaylor 'County School Board
&li'old. aa'ecial workshop Tuesday,
ine' 27, ;.'pri.or to the. regularly
'-/ T .roi~s'lop willbegin at 6 p.m.
N he.:ubjic js.invited to.tternd. The
ss .io iH:ertain to the. district
diipline 'aih', lan. -
S"T hie"'Worlhop.session wili be held
4the Administrative Complex, at 318
,Nrth Clirk'Street, in the school board
'',' : ",,'.. ,,, A
7 (ellil'n...page A17
|irdm uiit'...page B-1
Jpao. 3-4 I
$325,000 earmarked for Taylor
Poor counties get
Taj\ilor and other ticaIlli,
constrained' smnull counties in.
Florida \'ilI receive thou-ands ot
dollars in siate help. ajCOlding to'
legislate n .ifgned b (-,Go\. J.'b
The ne',' la,. ull distribute ~17
million this Near from Florida,
III C-Am~v' ith Io%% 'ia%. ba'e' or
-iiii, i.m~c-deiCgriaILed rur~il ire. s
,I LIItI iL. e.' I rOI-A'fiC l ikn elrr-.
TItI, 'rCOUrniN!s 4aied ito
rcecei'%e $3 25.1-11-11-1 ro'mithe (Lind.
The lunid' lie designed ruo help
p~i, fo'r ba~i.c emninent er'%ices
but cannot[ he spernt to.ard debt
Inlusilng additional tundinri
into ihese' coninuniJit:-I ill further
develop th[liese locoil econionmlc..
Bush -,jd iat a cei;clon'. Friday .
Bush said man', smaller ,L'unt[e's
ha' e had trouble making end- meet
in part due [o 1o.' propcrt\ \alue-
Taylor County Sheriff's deputies Dewayne Bowden, right, and Lance Burford joined Paramedic
Fred Heitzman in assisting lirefighlers battle the Monday blaze which gutted the home of former
school board member Sammy Agner and his lamily.
By petition method
A 19-.,ear-old Perry oman is
"lucky to be alite" according to
medical officials. after being
involved tn a one-,ehicle car crash
on Beach Road Friday evening.
According to Florida Highway
Patrol Officer Manuel J. Sm mrruos.
the driver of the 2005 Honda.
Felicia A. Nlaiullo. %was
northbound on Beach Road, when
her car "drifted off the road\'a\ at
Kelly Grade, and down into an
eight-foot deep ditch. The front of
the car then hit the bottom of the
ditch, causing it to o\ertum. end-
"The \ehicle hit a barbed-wire
fence. here a v.ooden post
pierced through the twndshield. It
came to a final rest in the ditch on
ts left side." Smyrnios added.
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency. Medical Services
arrived on the scene, where
*- Please see page 3
486 will lose jobs
with plant closing
Seeral TaNlor County residents are among some 486 employees who
%ill be without jobs %with the closing.of the Snuihfield Packing Compan.
Smithfield %%ill begin the process of closing down the plant 'almost
immediately" and %w ill conclude no later than Oct. 31
"We started a process 18 months ago to ensure that we hate efficient
manufacturing infrastructure to support our sales plans and strategy.' said
Joseph \V. Luter IV, president of Snithfield Packing.- "With new
manufacturing capacity coming on line in Kinston, N C.. in several
months. we are shifting operations among other plants to meet these plans.
We acquired the Madison facility in September 2004 and hate struggled to
run it efficiently or profitably from the beginning.'
Please see page 3
and state limits on ,local taxing Stansel, (D) Live Oak, said.
powers. Other area counties receiving the
"In these great economic times funds include: Gadsden County, .;
that we're having, a lot of our small $804,000; Lafayette and Madisonr
counties are not experiencing the counties, $704,000 each; Jeffersori;:-
economic growth that generates County $603,000; Wakulla County".
that tax base to provide the services $533,000 and Franklin County,
that the people need," Rep. Dwight $163,000.
Blaze guts Agner|
home on Monday
The State Fire Marshal's Office has ruled a Monday fire which caused
an estimated $175,000-in damage as an "unintentional cooking fire,.
according to a spokesman with Taylor County Fire Rescue (TCFR).
A call came in to ,Taylor County Sheriffs Office dispatch at 3:30Q.
Mo^pday afternoon concerning a structure fire at 2450 W. Fair Road:::
belonging to longtime school board member Sammy Agner and his wife.
The blaze was answered by TCFR firefighters Cecil Hall, Jake Prosser.-
and Lt. Terry Winstead.
The City Fire Department dispatched firefighters Chris Williams ancV
Danny Wright while volunteers Donald Bowderi, Ken Parker and Irvin HilE:t:
also responded to thescene.
TCFR expressed its thanks to the city firefighters for their quick:;'
response, noting that "it would have been a lot worse if they had not gottenfi.
there so quickly. This is all thanks to the cooperative agreement betweerisi
your county and fire departments and the great cooperation we have iih..:
Doctors' Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services sent EMTV.
Jack Gaines and Paramedic Fred Heitzman to the scene for medicat-:
purposes, "but they ended up helping to fight the blaze," according td:.
Taylor County Emergency Management and Red Cross personnel were
also on the scene.
"There was very extensive damage to the home," said Winstead, "but
"- Please see page 2
17 pre-qualify as candidates
A total of 17 candidates hate
pre-qualified b., the alternative
petition method for the upcoming
primary and general elections.
Ajiong those meeting the noon
deadline Monday. June 19, \ere
county commission district 4
candidates Joe Heartsfield and
Heartsfield completed his
candidacy packet Thursday. June
15: Parker filed his notice FridaN.
Jack Broi n. \' ho current holds
the district 4 seat., ill not be
Also on Fridaj. Diane Ching
registered \ith Super isor of
Elections Moll\ H. Lilliott. Ching
%%ill be a candidate tor the county
commission distnci 2 seat being
actedd bt Daryll Gunter. t.ho has
also announced he will not seek re-
"The candidates ne\t face
completing financial reports and
meeting all the requirements
during the qualify. ing period Jul\
17-21. During this \eek. all
candidates are to come to ni, office
so we can \erif. that the\ hate
everything they need to proceed to
be on the ballot." Lilliott said.
"Also during this qualifying
period, anyone who wishes, may
pay a qualifying fee to .become a,
candidate," she added.
As it currently stands, school
board members Brenda Carlton
(district 2) and Danny Lundy-
(district 4) are unopposed and thus
will not appear on the ballot.
Also currently unopposed is'
circuit court judge (group 5) James
Incumbent Stephen "Buddy" Z
Murphy NN ill face opponent Angela
M.- Ball for the office of county
judge in the General Election Nov.
7, while the Primary Election will:
see candidates vying for party?;;,
nominations in the races for county y
commission districts 2 and 4.
"*' Please see page 3
4-. ... CndIdats :
Circuit Court Judge Incumnbent:
Group 5 Jam R9Qy Ben yi o Bean
Cn CO rt Jud Incuriumbehrt: ; Angela M. Ball
County Court Judge Stephen "Buddy" Murphy Stephen "Buddy" Murphy
County Commission Incumbent: Diane Ching (D)
County Commission .Incumbent: Cecil A. Padgett (D)
District 2 Daryll Gunter* Louis "Sonny" Parker Jr. (R)
Mark D..Wiggins (D)
Roy Douglas Cruce (D)
County Commission Incumbent: Pam Feagle (D)
District 4 Jack Brown* Joe Heartsfield (0)
Rudolph Parker (D)
Bruce A. Ratliff (R)
Richard Schwab (R)
School Board .Incumbent: Mark Southerland
District 1 Mark Southerland Randy Trammell
School Board Incumbent: Brenda Carlton
District 2 Brenda Carlton
School Board Incumbent:
District 4 Danny Lundy Danny Lundy
Not seeking re-election
factor in wreck
A-2 The Taco Times June 21, 2006
Taylor Energy Center Project Manager Mike Lawson was
guest speaker recently at the Perry Rotary Club, where he an
update on the project. Joining him above is TEC local represen-.
tative Elvena Johnson.
tative Elvena Johnson.
To TEC plan
New pollution controls added
The Taylor Energy Center (TEC)
will have more pollution controls
than originally announced,
according to Project Manager Mike
Lawson made the announcement
during a recent talk before the
Perry Rotary Club.'
The project is governed by the
"Best Available Control
"If it's proven technology, we
have to put it in there," he said.
Approximately four weeks ago,
new mercury control technology
has been declared proven.
"No plant has used this until
now," he said. "Recently a
company has come forward to
develop the technology."
The new controls will be added
to an extensive list of emission
reduction technology which will be
part of the plant, Lawson said.
TEC will also be the first plant to
use a Wet ESP system to reduce
fine particulate and mist containing
acid and mercury.
Lawson also compared the plant
to five other coal plants, including
to two Integrated Gasification
Combined Cycle (IGCC) plants, in
the state for emissions of sulfur
dioxide, nitrogen oxide and
The propQsed TEC plant would
have 0.09 pounds per million BTU
of sulfur .dioxide (they originally
estimated .12), 0.07 of nitrogen
oxide and 0.015 .-of particulate
The Tampa Polk IGCC plant
emits an estimated 0.17 lbs/mmBtu
in sulfur dioxide, 0.06 in nitrogen
oxide and 0.013 in particulate
The proposed Orlando Utilities
Commission (OUC) IGCC plant
has emission estimates of 0.015
lbs/mmBtu in sulfur dioxide, 0.08
in nitrogen oxide and 0.013 in
Lawson said that while the OUC
plant had better sulfur dioxide
emissions, the TEC plant would
have slightly better nitrogen oxide
Lawson reiterated that the
permitting process will take
approximately two years with
construction starting in 2008 and
commercial operation in 2012.
The four utilities behind TEC
recently provided the county
commission an incentive package
totaling $170 million over 30
years, in lieu of property taxes,
(which the utilities are exempt).
Celebrate FCAT success!
The FCAT celebration for Taylor County Middle School,
which was canceled because of Tropical Storm Alberto, has been
re-scheduled for Friday, June 23, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the
Students should bring FCAT celebration tickets with them for
DCA agrees to investigate county's position
Roundtable discussion ends in draw
One sentence could possibly
hold sway over the future of
development along the coast of
Taylor County. Actually, one
The Taylor County Commission.
traveled to Tallahassee Friday to
discuss with representatives of the
state's Department of Community
Affairs in person an issue that boils
down to just one statement in the
county's comprehensive plan.
After almost two hours of
discussions, however, the DCA
representatives had agreed to
examine their own records. as well
as information provided by the
county to see if the county has been
correctly interpreting its own
comprehensive plan for the past 16
At issue is the allowable building
densities in land zoned mixed-use
urban development which has also
been designated to be in the coastal
high hazard area (CHHA) if water
and sewer service are available.
The county says it's 20 units per
acre; DCA says it's four.
In' the county's comprehensive
plan, which was adopted in 1990, it
states in the section concerning the
CHHA the maximum density if
water service is available is four
units per acre.
It does not mention what the
density would be if both water and
sewer service were available.
According to DCA's position,
that means the density is four.
But the county contends that the
issue is addressed in the section
concerning the mixed-use urban
category, which does state. the
density is 20 units per acre when
water and sewer is available.
The commission's, Friday visit
was prompted by DCA's decision
to find part of the county's response
to the Objections,
Recommendations and Comments
(ORC) Report "not in compliance."
The report is a mandated procedure
-held approximately .every eight
years -in which DCA examines
counties' comprehensive plans.'
Specifically, it objected to new
Among those from Taylor County who traveled Io meet with Department of Community affairs
representatives were (from left to right) commissioners Macolm Page, Daryll Gunter and
Jack Brown, County Attorney Conrad Bishop, Bob Sheffield and Commissioner Clay Bethea.
Commissioner Pat Patterson (not pictured) was also present.
Marijuana seized at drug
check point, one arrested
language added by the conimi_.sion
to clarify the problem by stating
the density was 20 in CHHA. DCA
called this an increase and
inconsistent with other parts of the
comp plan. .
At the meeting, the commission,
County AttomeN Conrad Bishop,
Count\ Administrator Buddy
Humphries, County Planning
Director Danny Griner, County
Planning Board Attorney John
Weed. Bob Sheffield %kho helped
wrnte the cotunt>'s comprehensive,
plan in 1990 as well as local
resident Dr. Kenneth Hutchins, sat
with five DCA representatives.
In the audience ,were some 10
Taylor County residents who also
traveled to Tallahassee for the
"Our position is that since 1990
we'%e actually had 20 in I and no
one has complained to the board of
county commissioners in 16
years," Bishop began.
"So, to sa) we're changing in the
middle of the stream. no, it's our
position we're not.
"We are capable and wdilling to
discuss things today and also we're
capable and willing to go to an
administrative heanng if we have
to," Bishop said.
Sheffield then spoke on a
number of the points raised b)
DCA, pointing out that the
language for four units per acre
with water was put in because of a
law in. place in 1990 regarding.
That was the reason, he said,
.sewer was left out of that section
and addressed in the mixed use
He also noted that the issue was
not raised in the 1997 ORC report.
"We thought it %as four." said
DCA Director of Communiti
Planning Valerie Hubbard.
Sheffield cited a deal struck
between the county and DCA for
Steinhatchee in which the density
was set at 12 units per acre.
According to Hubbard, she
talked to people involved in that
issue and was told DCA allowed it
to be increased from four to 12.
"That's absolutely not true,"
Griner said. "In order to process a
15-acre amendment, we were
asked to reduce the remainder of.:t
the Steinhatchee area to 12 in order
for that to be approved. There's no
question about that.
"For us to increase the density in
the whole Steinhatchee area to 12
units per acre in order to' get a land:
use change to urban development,
there s no rationale." Gnner added.
: Hubbard said the documents
the) had only stated it would be 1-2
units, but it did not say 'w whether it
%was an increase or a decrease.
"Then. oti'll need ..to justify howa
the department agreed to increase
the denstry in the w hole
Steinhatchee area to 12." Griner
said. "I'd have to see some
justification for that."
Commissioner Jack Brown
offered that (chy would be willing
to pro% ide signed affidavits of w hat
occurred at that meeting.
"I'd be happy to sign an affidavit
of what my intent was." Sheffield
SAs discussions progressed. it
was revealed that DCA had not
originally objected to the wording
in their initial response to the
county's report. as they thought it
% was four units per acre. It w as only
after documents passed through the
North Central Florida Regional
Planmng Council that the issue was
raised and the county added the
clarification for its ow.n response
back to DCA. : :
One solution suggested w'as to
simply remove the new language
and return to the status -quo,
however to do so would involve a ..
new comp plan amendment, which.
could take up to six mofiths.
It would also not solve the
problem of the differing...
viewpoints, Hubbard said.
Griner then pointed out that up to
90 percent of the county's coastline
was owned by the state and would
not be developed, stating that only
approximately 300 acres exists in
the mixed use urban category in the
Although was Hubbard was not
prepared to make any formal
statements at the meeting, she did'
say she was willing to examine the.:
possibility that the intent was 20;
units per acre. She also said that if
they did not find that to be so. they.
would be killing to examine the ..
situation in Taylor County to see if.
20 units per acre would create .
problems for -, hu.riane, -
Hutchins added that while St.
'George Island only had one way in.
or out. the Taylor coast had two'
paved and three gravel roads for
Bish Clark, a Taylor County
resident in attendance who:
currently has a land, use.:.
amendment awaiting the outcome,
of the meeting, also addressed,
promises made by state officials.
during the original purchase 'off
Procter & Gamble's land along the
coast in the 1980s to allow-
development on the remaining
As the meeting drew to a close,
Hubbard agreed to examine .the:-
evidence they had in. their offices
this week as well as. any
information the county could
provide. Commission Chairman
Daryll Gunter said he would add an
item- to Tuesday's' commission-,
agenda to have the county: staff
prepare their information for DCA.
A "drug check point" conducted
'by local law enforcement has once
again nabbed an alleged drug
dealer who was attempting to
transport a large quantity of
marijuana through this county. :
According to a report filed by
Perry Police Department Ptl. Gina
Deeson, a drug check point was set
in place at U.S. Hwy. 19 and Boyd-
Road, when Drug Task Force Det.
Mike Anderson advised' 'that a
black Pontiac had just made an
illegal turn away from the check
point and was leaving at a "high
rate of speed."
Deeson and PPD Ptl. Gene
Franklin searched for the car and
found it sitting at the Jiffy Store at
the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 19,
and 'Slaughter Road, with the two
occupants "looking intently at a
Deeson said when she walked up
to the /car, she. could smell burning
marijuana coming from the car.
.The drn er of the car, Justin Warren
Aikin, 19, of Tampa, consented to a
,,search of the vehicle.
Taylor County Sheriffs Office
K-9 Off. Harper. Gibson, and
Florida Highway Patrol Off. Brian
Lundy stood by with Aikin and the
passenger. Joshua Francis Brush,
2011, while Deeon and Franklin
searched the, vehicle.
Aikin told officers that there
were two partially smoked
marijuana cigarettes in the console
of the car.
"When Ptl. Franklin unlatched
the trunk to perform a search of it,
I.Aikin began to appear quite
nervous, sweating profusely," said
"Aikin .watched Ptl. Franklin
intently, then bent over at the waist
as if he suddenly felt sick. He then
stood back up and began to pace
back and forth," Deeson added.
"Aikin then stopped pacing,
stretched both arms over his head,
turned his back to us and placed his
hands behind his back."
A search of the trunk revealed a
bag which contained 35 grams
(slightly over one ounce) of
marijuana and two other bags
which held 37 smaller bags of
Also in the trunk were a pair of
digital scales commonly used by
drug dealers in packaging the
illegal drug, rolling papers and
eight flavored cigars which were
unrolled and re-rolled with
marijuana in them, called blunts.
Aikin told the officers that
everything in the trunk was his,
"but that Brush had been smoking
the pot in the car with him,
indicating that one of the partially
smoked cannabis cigarettes located
in the console belonged to Brush,"
Aikin .was taken into -'custody
and transported to the county jail'
by ,TCSO Dep. Jay Ricketson,
where he was charged with felony
possession of more-than 20 grams
of marijuana with intent to sell.
Brush was issued a notice
to appear for thisdemeanor
possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis and allowed to leave..
Representing the Florida! Departemnt of Community Affairs at Friday's talks were (from I to
r) Assistant General Counsel Shaw Stiller, Director of Community Planning Valerie Hubbard,
Senior Planner Ana Richmond, Regional Planning Administrator Paul DiGiuseppe and Chief of
Comprehensive Planning Marlene Conaway. Also in attendance were some 10 Taylor County
residents who also made the trip to Tallahassee to watch the discussions.
Five fire units respond to call
Continued from page 1
everyone on scene did everything
they could to save it. There was
also a tremendous amount of
The two fire departments
deployed five units using
thousands of gallons of water in
combating the blaze, according to-
The primary damage was:
reported to be in the home's
kitchen and dining room.
A man who was traveling on Ash
Street Thursday found a two-year-
old child who is said to have
"escaped" from a nearby children's
school and was walking down the
middle of the road.
Perry Police Department Ptl.
David Kelly said he was called to
an Ash Street residence near where
the man had picked up the child
and stopped to call police. -
When Kelly arrived at the home,
a worker from the day care center,
who had just arrived, said "one of
the older children told her another
child had opened a gate for the
two-year-olds, and that once the
gate was open, he got out.
"The worker then said she went
to look for him and found him at
the Ash Street residence," Kelly
said. "She said that it was an
accident and that she had no clue
filed in crash
Continued from page 1
Paramedic Kim Morgan and EMT
Jack Gaines treated her for minor
to serious injuries, including a
laceration to the forehead.
Maiullo was then transported to
DMH where she received
According to a FHP report,
Maiullo was not wearing a seatbelt
at the time of the crash, and
alcohol was a related factor.
No charges have been levied at
Contine6d'from page 1
Meanwhile, Madison officials
are bracing for what is a projected
multi-million dollar economic
impact to the local economy with
the loss of so many jobs. 1
According to Madison City
Manager Tom Moffses, ,the city
stands to lose $565,000 annually in
water, sewer and natural gas fees
from [he piant and the county will.
lose an estimated $350,000 in ad,
'The repercussions are going to
be significant. I'm not the gloom-
and-doom n pe. but this is really
going to be de statingg" he'said.
Smithfield has also announced
plans to consolidate processed 7,
meats operations from its two.
Virginia facilities into a single
operation., which could affect up to
S 125 employees.
that the boy had gotten out of the
fenced area until she was told."
Kelly said he then spoke to the
man who found the child and "he
stated that no one was around and
that he stopped and picked up the
child when he saw him walking
down the middle of the road.
He also said that he felt that
something needed to be done,
because no one was watching the
The child lives with his
grandparents, who were contacted
about the incident.
"The grandfather said he wanted
the daycare facility looked into,
due to what happened," said Kelly.
"He said that the child could have
been killed or even abducted and
no one would have had a clue as to
what had happened."
Kelly said the worker said "she
didn't want the daycare to get in
trouble, because she was the
person who was outside watching
the kids and if anybody was at
fault, it was her."
face off in general election
Continued from page 1
County commission district 2 candidates Diane Ching, Cecil Padgett and
Mark Wiggins will compete for the Democratic ticket, with the winner
facing Republican candidate Louis "Sonny" Parker in the General
County commission district 4 candidates Roy. Douglas Cruce, Pam
Feagle, Joe Heartsfield and Rudolph Parker will face one another for the
Democratic ticket while Bruce Ratliff and Richard Schwab compete for
the Republican vote.
Also in the Primary Election, school board district 1 representative Mark
Southerland will meet challenger Randy Trammell.
"In the Primary Election, the top Democrat and top Republican will
advance to the General Election,." Lilliott said.
She also encouraged everyone to update their' voter .registration
information and to file requests for absentee ballots as needed.
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Changing of the guard
Outgoing President' Nancy Joyal (far .right) was applauded by members of the Perry Woman's Club who, in turn, welcomed
Doris Lepoma (center) to the top position for a two year-term, 2006-2008. President Lepoma will serve with (from left)
Iris Parker, Parliamentarian; Jeanne Raulerson, corresponding secretary; Barbara Burns, treasurer; June Byers, second
vice president; Jessica Turnmire, first vice president; and Karen Walby, recording secretary. Members formed "a circle of
strength and solidarity" around the Bible which Installing Officer Ina Putnall, second from right, used Bible verses for her
challenges to each new officer. Putnal is incoming district director for District Ill of the Florida Federation of Woman's
Clubs. Also at the May meeting, members approved the proposed budget for 2006-2007 and several changes to the bylaws of
Edwin Noel Jimenez, Meagan Elizabeth Owens
to be spoken July 15th
Dr. and Mrs. Miles Owens of Perry announce the enLngemernnt of their
daughter, Meagan Elizabeth, to Edwin Noel Jimenez of MNiami. ihe s'n uf
Mr. Jose and Mrs. Marlene Sequeira of Ft. Myers.
The bride-elect is finishing her undergraduate degrce in English
education at Florida State University and plans to pursue M.cier's degree
in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL ).
Her grandparents include'Mrs. Emily Owens of Perry, and the late
Herschel W. Owens, and Mr. and Mrs. John Richbourg. Jr. of
The prospectne groom 'is a doctir.l ilcnrit in apphlid mathem.atics. at
Florida State University.
The couple's wedding will be an event of July 15, 2006, at 7 p.m. in
Tallahassee., Formal invitations are.being issued.
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Descendants and friends of the Rev. James Madison settled in Lake Bird in 1875 and "wrested most of the
and wife, Louisana Williams Hendry, will celebrate necessities of life from the soil, cows and hogs," said
their memory for the 86th time with a reunion Herb Hendry, a fourth generation descendant.
planned for Sunday, June 25, at Lake Bird Methodist Services begin at 11 a.m with special music by the
Church. Southland Quartet.
The Hendrys were the parents of 14 children. They Dinner will follow services in the fellowship hall.
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Maternal grandparents are Mary
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Family & Friends Fun Day
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church recently held its Family Friends Fun
Graham, along with his wife, Paulette, and daughter, Tonnet, distributed gifts
D,ay celebration. New pastor, the Rev. Tony
to children from the church and community.
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In only 4 hours
All gator permits gobbled up
In less than four hours, all
4,406 of the state's alligator
harvest permits were issued to
2,155 hunters wanting to
experience the thrill of alligator
Despite a computer glitch that
blocked permit sales for about an
hour, permits sold out between'10
a.m. and 2 p.m. June 15.
British soccer is
coming to Perry
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-
More information can be found
Registration forms may be
picked up at Thomas Chevrolet.
For more information, call 584-
This marks one of the few times
hunters have gobbled up all
available permits since the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) began
offering statewide alligator hunts
in 1988. The FWC issues
permits on a first-come, first-
served basis. Last year, the FWC
issued only about 2,800 of the
4,300 available permits because of
a shortage of applicants.
At its February meeting, the
FWC decided to give hunters more
flexibility in scheduling their
hunts, and it voted to extend the
length of the alligator hunting
season. Also, unlike alligator
hunts in previous years when
hunters could purchase .only one
permit, the FWC offered 2006
hunters the option of buying
multiple permits. These strategies
This year's season will include
41 additional hunt days and will
run Aug. 15 through Nov. 1.
For more information .on
alligator hunting, visit
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17 killed by gators
in Florida since '48
Alligators have inhabited
Florida's marshes, swamps, rivers
and lakes for many centuries, and
are found in all 67 counties. In
recent years, Florida has
experienced tremendous human
Many residents seek waterfront
homes, and increasingly
participate in water-related
activities. This can result in more
interactions, and a greater potential
Although many Floridians have
learned to coexist with alligators,
the potential for conflict always
exists. Because of their predatory
nature and large size (up to 14 feet
in length and weighing as much as
1,000 pounds), alligators
sometimes attack pets and
Unfortunately, humans are
occasionally attacked, and in rare
instances, killed by large
alligators. Since 1948, more than
275 unprovoked attacks on
humans have, been documented in
Florida, with at least 17 resulting
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
annually receives more than
18,000 alligator-related com-
plaints. Most of these complaints
deal with alligators occurring in
places such as backyard ponds,
canals, ditches and streams, but
other conflicts occur in garages,
pools and in golf course ponds.
In many cases, if left alone,
alligators will eventually retreat to
more-preferred, isolated areas away.
Taylor Elite Cheerleading will
be conducting a second all-star
cheer camp this summer for Ik
through 5th graders.
The camp will be held July 24-
27 at Taylor Gymnastics,
Cheerleading and Dance and will
run daily from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The cost is $40 per participant.
The camp will emphasize cheers
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New facility showcased for Homecoming Mass choir rehearsal is planned at the church on Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m.
Lamont Baptist Church will observe Homecoming on Sunday, June 25, A city-wide invitation to sing is extended, and everyone is encouraged to
with services at 11 a.m. Dinner will follow. "Everyone is invited to come attend Sunday's service.
see our beautiful new facility," said Gerald Bailey, publicity chairman for The church is located at 1100 W. Dundee St.
Bible School underway at Pleasant Grove
Women's Day planned Sunday Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is holding Vacation Bible School this
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Women's week (June 18-22), as is Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
Day program on Sunday, June 25, at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Evangelist Next week, New Home Baptist Church and Temple of God will present
Cara Glanton. their summer schools, both an Arctic Edge Adventure.
Community, churches join together to help
By B.D. WILLIAMS
"Heartfelt Words of Praise"
How often we call out his name
when in distress, and seek sweet
* consolation in his divine caress.
How many times we turn to him to
lead us on our way to goals and
aspirations, that sometimes go
astray. He shows his tender mercy
when there seems no end in sight to
trials and tribulation. He will
become our guiding light. He
smiles when we remember to show
we truly care by saying a fervent
"thank you" when we speak to him
I am not well but I am so
thankful to God. I am feeling better
and I am'so thankful to God. I was
born and raised in Perry because
some of the best people in the
world live here. I was put in the
nursing home in Mayo last year in
2005 and stayed there, and in. the
.hospital until March 30. I was then
put in the hands of my
granddaughter and Mother Regina
and Inez Griffin, who with the help
of others, are taking good care of
It seems like everybody in Perry
is my family. The people, the
churches, feed me, keep me clean
and treat me like I am their mother.
Black and white they are all good
to me and I thank God for all of
them. I am praying and asking the
Lord to bless and care for the
people of Perry, and ask Him to be
with the sick and shut-in.
I have one sister and we love and
care for each other. We are both
sick but ask the Lord to take care of
us. My sister is Mrs. Ernestine
Washington. God gave us the real
love for two sisters. As we go
through life with love in our hearts
for each other, sometimes God may
Alton Carlton Register
Alton Carlton Register, 67, died
June 18, 2006, at his residence in
Born in Bartow, he had lived in
Perry for most of his life. He was a
member of Crosspoint Baptist
Fellowship and the owner of
. Alton's Small Engine Repair. He
taught SundaN school and was a
United States Navy veteran.
He jas preceded in death b. his
parents, Wiljapi Penn Register and
Fannie Bass Register: oo
brothers. Shelton Register and
Joey Register: and a sister.
Sur' i% ors include: his %\ife of 45
years, Eudora Beth (Cruse)
Register of Perry; a son, Dennis
Register of Lake City; a daughter
Brenda Register of Greenville; a
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close a door, but He will always
open a window. He will see us
through and take care of us.
Dear Lord please bless my
family and friends. Lead'and guide
my two grandchildren and their
mother. You can and you will make
a way for us all. Thank you Lord.
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two sisters, Alma Walker of Perry p hiy u 2004
and Virginia Meyers of Palm Bay; -
six grandchildren; and three great 1 Sti".AlslL7 You
grandchildren. Still -MisLS n ) 1l1o
Funeral services will be held JLO,
today, June 21, at 11 a.m. at .
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Please see page 8 7 .. .
You are cordial invited to join us at
Restoration Faith Center Church
1005 S. Schwartz St.
Sunday, June 25th at 5:30 p.m.
to celebrate our pastors' (Kenneth & Carmen Dennis)
The speaker for this occasion wilj be
Apostle Jeffrey Wooden, pastor
and founder of Ministries of God
internationall Church, Marianna. Fl. He is
a:so the founder of the School of Wisdom
SO :-)\\i and founder of hnstries of God
te ernationa I Neit\ork NIOGINi.
Apostle Wooden is a profound and
anointed teache.r/preacher of the Word of
God. Don't niiss this anointed service
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June 23, 2006 '4
r Patti Jo Gaylard
Mrs. Patti Jo GaN lard. 69, of
Lake Cit, beloved wife of Loyd
Evan Gay lard. died unexpectedly'
Saturday,. June 17, 2006, Mrs
Gaylard was born on October 20,
1936, to the late Mr. John Ralph
and JoAnn McIntyre Lee of San
Antonio. Texas. She was a
longtime member of Pine Grove
Baptist Church in Lake City and
was retired after 20 years of
service from Southern Bell. Mrs.
Gaylard uvas an enthusiastic
supporter of the Columbia High
School Tigers and the Clemson
University Tigers and she loved
the ocean. She was a loving and
devoted wife, mother and
grandmother and %, as much loved
by everyone % ho knew her. Mrs.
Gavlard had an infectious laugh
and a legendary wit. Most of all,
she had a unique ability to make
others feel special and to draw
others to her. She is preceded in
death by. her beloved friend of 47
years, Thera Mae Sands, Lake
Mrs. Gaylard is survived by her
husband, Loyd Evan Gaylard of
Lake City; one daughter, Terri C.
Harrison (Danny) of Tallahassee;
three sons, Joseph M. Cruce Jr. of
Crawfordville, Jeffrey L. Cruce
(Wendy) of Charleston, S.C.; and
Loyd Andrew Gaylard (Dana) of
Lake City. Seven grandchildren,
Christopher and Logan Harrigon
of Tallahassee; Heyward and
Mackenzie Cruce of Charleston,
S.C.; and Drew, Dara and Max
Gaylard of Lake City also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Gaylard will' be conducted
Wednesday, June 21,2006, at 3:00
p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church
in Lake City with the Rev. James
Roberts officiating. Interment will
follow at Forest Lawn Memorial
Gardens Cemetery. Visitation
with the family will be held
Tuesday evening from 5:00-7:00
p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to Pine
Grove Baptist Church Building
Fund, 1989 U.S. Highway 441,
Lake City, Fla. Arrangements are
under the direction of the
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral
Home, 3596 South U.S. Hwy. 441,
Lake City, 386-752-1954.
Please sign the guestbook at
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WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? No.7
JESUS WOULD HUMBLE HIMSELF
By Jonathan Baker.
Jesus, during his ministry, taught us many things about
humbling ourselves. When the disciples asked Jesus, "Who then
is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" [Jesus replied], "Truly
I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children,
you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles
himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven"
(Matthew 18:1-4). While Jesus and his disciples were at supper,
Jesus "got up, and laid aside His.garments; and taking a towel,
He girded Himself. Then He poured water into the basin, and
began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the
towel with which he was girded" (John 13:4-5). Afterwards,
Jesus asked, "Do you know what I have done to you? You call
me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for, so I am. If I then,
the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to
wash one another's feet" (John 13:12-14). By washing the
disciples feet, Jesus taught the disciples to humble themselves.
"For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to
you. Truly, Truly, I say unto you, a slave is not greater than his
master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent
him" (John 13:15-16).
Jesus humbled Himself on numerous occasions so that others
would believe He is Savior. In John 4, while Jesus was traveling
through Samaria, He came to a well where there was a Samaritan
woman drawing water. During this time period, the "Jews [had]
no dealings with Samaritans." Jesus, however, did not view
her as lower than Himself, so He went to her, and said, "Give
Me a drink" (John 4:7, 9). Astonished, the woman replied, "How
is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a
Samaritan woman" (John 4:9)? Jesus talked with her a little
longer until in verse 19 she said, "Sir, I perceive that You are a
prophet." Jesus conversation with the .Samaritan woman
eventually led to an opportunity to speak to 'other Samaritans
who came to believe, "that this Ohe is indeed the Savior of the
world" (John 4:40-42). Many believed that Jesus is the Christ:
as a. result of Him being humble enough to resist Jewish-
prejudice against Samaritans.
Sometimes pride will prevent people from speaking to.another
that the world looks down on. This will even prevent us from
speaking to others about salvation, but as in the case of the
Samaritan woman in John 4, Jesus never allowed pride, nor
prejudice to prevent Him from speaking to someone about the
kingdom of heaven. On another such occasion Jesus refused to
succumb to Jewish prejudice against tax collectors. "And there
was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax
collector and he was rich. Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus
was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in
stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore
tree in order to see Him, for He was aboutto pass through the
way. When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to
him, 'Zacchaeus hurry and come down, for today I must stay. at
your house'" (Luke 19:2-5). "When [the people of Jericho] saoi
it, they all began to grumble, saying, "He has gone to be the
guest of a man who is 'a sinner" (Luke 19:7). Despite the
criticism of the people, Jesus still went with Zacchaeus and
said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house" (Luke
19:9). Jesus humbled himself so that others would come to
believe and also have the hope of salvation.
Jesus greatest example of humility is His death on the cross
for us. On the night before his death, Jesus went off, "And being
in agony, He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became
like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground" (Luke 22:44).
Jesus knew what he had to do and dreaded its coming, but despite -
all the dread, he prayed to God, "yet not My will, but Yours be
done" (Luke 22:42). Jesus humbled himself greatly before God
for our salvation.
Remember Jesus examples of humility, and humble yourself.
Jesus said, "Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and
whoever humbles himself shall be exalted" (Matthew 23:12).
"If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them" (John|
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405 E. Hampton Springs Ave. 584-7441
A-8 The Taco Times June 21,2006
(Continued from page 7)
with Eddie Pridgeon, Dennis
Register and Glenn Baker
officiating. Interment will follow at
San Pedro Baptist Church
-Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m.
at Joe P. Bums Funeral Home,
which is in charge of
Wanell Ina Plymel
Wanell Ina Plymel, 82, died June
16, 2006, at her residence in Perry.
She was a native and lifelong
resident of Taylor County. She had
previously worked for many years
as a lunchroom worker with the
Taylor County School System.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Emmitt Lee Plymel
in 2003, and two brothers, Hubert
Applewhite and Clyde Applewhite.
Survivors include: a daughter,
Ina..P. Whiddon of Perry, and a
sister, Elma Shiver of Tallahassee.
Graveside services were held
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE*; ESTATE OF
DOROTHEA MARY PAGE,
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DOROTHEA MARY PAGE, deceased, 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.
Theinames and addresses of the personal
repfeteentative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below,
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons!-having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this
r:i..- has been served, must file their
claims withthis court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court. WITHIN 3 MONTHS
-FTFF'TI-IF D-TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
I I: TH I i ., ., i, ..
ALL -CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
'FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
*YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
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Family members received
friends Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home,
which was in charge of
for AMVETS boat raffle
AMVETS Post 20 is holding a
raffle drive for a 10-foot bass boat,
complete with a two and one-half
h.p. Yamaha motor and two rods
Card of Thanks
I, the mother of James "Gator"
Morris, would like to give thanks
* to everyone who sent flowers, food
and kept us in their thoughts and
prayers. Losing my son has been
the hardest thing I have gone
. through. Your support has meant
the world to me. I would like to
give a special thanks to Lee and
Ray Vann and Brenda for all of
your support, the Hampton family,
Ray and Doris, the Russells, and
everyone that came to the house
during this difficult time.
I would like to thank the ladies
from Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church for a wonderful dinner
after the services and Brother
Dariny for all of your support.
Also, thanks to Linda Beth and
Cheryl for singing at Gator's
funeral, and a special thanks to
Tommy Murrow and the staff at
Bums Funeral Home.
I will always love you, Gator.
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Maternal great grandparents are
Phyllis Newport and the late Charles
i, I' '. Newport and Willie Mae and Ed Walker,
S:' of Perry. Paternal grandparents are
Jimmy and Leah Taylor of Tampa.
Paternal great grandparents are Joe
-, and Glenna Taylor and Sarah
Culverson, all of Perry.
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B-1 The Taco Times June 21,2006
For pre-conception education, services
Healthy Start awarded $149,782 grant
Healthy Start Coalition of
Jefferson, Madison and Taylor
Counties, Inc., has been awarded a
$149,782 grant from the
Department of Health (DOH).
Secretary of the Florida
Department of Health (DOH) M.
Rony Francois M.D., M.S.P.H.,
Ph.D. announced the award from
the .office of minority health
Friday, June 16.
The coalition is a community
based non-profit organization
dedicated to the improvement of
health for pregnant women and
The new funding will provide
pre-conception education and
counseling services to women of
child bearing age. The services
provided will be targeted at
women's health issues that would
negatively impact subsequent
pregnancies and births.
Currently, Jefferson, Madison,
and Taylor counties are
experiencing a high rate of babies
with low birth weights and a very
high rate of infant death,
particularly in the African
American community, DOH said.
Taylor County is experiencing an
infant death rate 143 percent
greater than the state average
for all births, with more than 17
infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
Also in Taylor County, the non-
white infant death rate is 16.7
infant deaths per 1,000 births or
more than 1.4 times greater than
the statewide average death rate for
The percentage of African-
American low birth weight babies
is almost 10 percent higher than the
state average for all births, with 18
percent of babies being born with a
weight less than five pounds, eight
Recent efforts have concentrated
Shona Murphy, left, and Mandy Cornelius are shown on the
judges' stand at the Grand Garden Arena.
Elite coaches judge
Shona Whiddon and,MaridN Comelius ot Taylor Elite Cheerleading
were recently flown to Las Vegas, Ne\.., p serve as judges for the
Americal Grand National Cheerleading and Dance Championships hosted
by,The Spirit Team.
The competition was a three-da\ ee eni held at the Grand Garden Arena
at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
In addition to judging responsibilities, the coaches were -able to take in
local sights on the famous Las Vegas strip, as well as attend a performance
of "KA" by Cirque Du Soleil.-
All three coaches of Taylor Elite' Cheerleading, including Nicole
Whatley, completed a course of study and testing last summer at the
American All-Star Coaches Convention to become certified to judge at the
on getting women into prenatal
care at the earliest-possible time.
Currently 80 percent of Taylor
County women enter prenatal care
early, while the state is at 81
"The Taylor County Health
Department has done an excellent
job at facilitating early entry into
prenatal care, yet Taylor County's
birth outcomes have not
significantly improved," DOH
Many of the causes of these poor
birth outcomes are related to
women's health prior to their
pregnancy. After conception, most
fetal development, including the
central nervous system, heart,
limbs, eyes and hearing, occurs
within the first ten weeks. Most
women don't enter prenatal care
until the eleventh week of their
This project, which is slated to
span the next three years, will seek
to improve the overall health status
of women, in order to promote
positive birth outcomes, DOH said.
Eric Scott, executive director of
Taylor County Head Start, who,
serves on the Coalition Board of,
Directors said, "I am very excited
about the, resources that are
available through this grant. This
could provide a major
breakthrough in closing the
disparities of healthy infant births
in the minority community of
'Taylor County. Education and
early intervention are key factors in
ensuring a healthy start for the
future of our community."
The Healthy Start Coalition will
partner with the Taylor County
Health Department, as well as with
Northwest Florida Division of the
March of Dimes, local churches
and. other interested groups, to
reach as many xoinen of' child
bearing age as possible. .
Steve Tullos, administrator of
the Taylor County Health
Department, said, "We at the
Taylor County Health Department
are really looking forward to
implementing this new strategy to
improve women's health."
The grant will fund one full-time
counselor/educator at the health
The grant activities will also
provide counseling, education and
set June 27-28
,Senior portraits will be
made in the gymnatorium at
Taylor County High School
Tuesday and Wednesday, June
27 and 28.
Studio appointments are
available by contacting the
company's Tallahassee office
.at (850) 425-1010.
Sitting fees range from $15-
referrals for women's health issues
related to diet and exercise
(targeting nutrition and obesity);
medication and drugs; home
environment (targeting safety and
environmental hazards) ; lifestyle
(targeting alcohol, tobacco, and
illegal drug use); medical history
(identification of risks resulting
from personal and family medical
histories); genetics; and general
The grant will be administered
by the Healthy Start Coalition and
evaluated by Les Beitsch, M.D.,
with the Florida State University
College of Medicine. Services are
anticipated to begin in early July
Anyone interested in obtaining
more information may call George
Hinchliffe, executive director "of
Healthy Start Coalition at (850)
'We love Jordan!'
The face painting booth was one of the the most popular attractions at Saturday's "We Love
Jordan" family fun day at City Park. The dunking booth was a close second, with everyone lining
up to test their 'pitching skills. Funds raised at the event benefit four-year-old Jordan
McDonald, who is recovering from brain surgery to remove a malignant tumor.
Of state postmaster organization
Boland elected president
Perry Postmaster Rodney
Boland was elected president of
the Florida chapter of the National
Association of Postmasters at their
recent convention in Panama City
This is the second' time that
Boland has been elected president
of the organization. In this
,position, he represents more than
300 members of the largest
postmasters organization in the
Boland has served in an official
capacity 'with the organization in
several positions for the past 15
From 1991-92, he was vice
president and membership
chairman. In 1992, he was elected
secretary-treasurer and held that
office through 1996.
In 1997, Boland was elected by
the, members of the Florida,
Georgia, Puerto Rico and Virgin
Island chapters to serve as Area 8
vice president, which is part of the
executive board of the national
organization. He held that post for
two years (1998 and 1999).
In 2000, Boland was elected
president., of the Florida chapter.
This year, he was chosen by his
fellow postmasters in the
Panhandle to once again take the
reins of the organization.
During the recent election, his
opponent was the sitting vice
president. Boland's win marked the
first time in the Florida chapter's
history that an individual was
elected over a sitting officer.
The mission of the national
association is "to promote,, protect
and represent all postmasters; to
foster a favorable image of public
service; to assure the users of the
mail the best possible service; to be
an advocate with the Congress of
the United States and to work
closely with the United States
Postal Service in the development
of strategies for the enhancement
of postmasters and the postal
Boland's duties as president will .
include presiding at all meetings of
the Florida chapter and attending
the upcoming state convention in.
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Main Street Cafe.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Post #20 building/(2499 Woods Creek, Community Center.
Road). Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth 2404.
Mon., 7 p.m., main hangar at the Perry/Foley -
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon, Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Joyce's 'Main Street Cafe. Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of 8 a.m., chamber board room.
Commerce at noon. City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins 6:30 p.m .
Community Center. County Commission: first Mon. and third
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Main Street Cafe. Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs.,
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday, 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 17,19
10 a.m. 'South Jefferson Street.
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post office).
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third Social Security: representatives, second
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m. Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed., Taylor County Construction License
7 p.m., Masonic Hall. Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first courthouse annex.
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m. Taylor County Development Authority:
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs., second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
.7.p.m. (club house on Courtney Foad). Taylor County School Board: first and'
Perry Woman's Clubi .second Wed., third Tues., 7 p.m.
Snoon (Sepl. to May; subject to change). Taylor County Soil & Water Board:
Rotary Club: Tues., noon. at Joyce's fourth Mon., 7 p.m., Chaparral Steakhouse.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: third
Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed. 5 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.
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Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital ,Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: first
Thursday, 7 p.m., at 901 North Calhoun
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.' ,
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p-m.'Tribal..grounds,
Lyman Hendry Read.
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.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at
the district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m;. to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House 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
Cocaine Anonymous: every Saturday at
6 p.m., Serenity House, 1260 West Hampton
Springs Ave. (Hwy. 98).
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,.
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: every Tuesday,
(7 p.m.) and every Saturday (noon) at St.
James Episcopal Church, 1100 West Green
Street. Every Wednesday (noon and 8 p.m.)
and every Sunday (8 p.m.) at Serenity
House, 1260 West Hampton Springs Ave.
SHARE distribution: fourth Sat., 9 a.m.,
at First United Methodist Church.
The Way: Christ-centered recovery-
group, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy. 98 W., across from
BP Station. Open to alcoholics, addicts,
family members and friends.
AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
'American Legion Post #96: first,
Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
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 information, please call 584-5346.
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
Anyone wishing to add a community
group to the calendar listing is
asked to call (850) 584-5513 or
e-mail the information to:
St. Pete Times off base
We've done our
A recent St. Petersburg Times editorial which, we
assume was based on a story that appeared June 5, is
fraught with hypocrisy, a lack of historical perspective
and even some blatant untruths.
At issue is the Times' opposition to any sort of
development along the Taylor County coast,
particularly Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt's planned project on
3,800 acres adjacent to Dekle Beach.
The "sky-is-falling" conclusions reached by this
newspaper and some of its sources truly are a stretch.
For instance, it is estimated that there are 948,000
acres of seagrass beds in the Big Bend Seagrass
Preserve, much of it off the Taylor County coast.
Dr. Pruitt proposes cutting a channel through 36
acres of it. When (and if) state and local regulatory
agencies approve the project there will still be 948,000
acres of seagrass, because he plans to replant the
grass in areas that are currently bare. If the transplants
don't take, the total number of acres will "plummet" to
Not exactly devastating.
We contrast that "devastation" with what has
happened to the seagrass beds in Tampa Bay while the
editorial board at the Times turned their heads.
According to the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, more than 80 percent of
Tampa Bay's seagrasses have been destroyed. Now
The Times also referred to our coast as a "favorite
target for hurricanes."
Actually, Taylor County is probably one of the least
likely Florida counties to take a direct hit from a
According to NOAA records, the last hurricane to hit
the Taylor County coast was in 1935 and it was a
minimal category 1 system. Most storms that reach this
coast are weakening tropical systems that cause
relatively minor coastal flooding.
.: We must not forget or ignore (as the,Times' editorial
board has) that some 80-85 percent of Taylor County's
coast is currently, and will. forever be, under state
ownership and protection. This fact alone dictates that
Taylor County has one of the most environmentally
protected coastlines in the state of Florida.
Chief among the reasons why quality development
should be allowed is because state government officials
indicated they wouldn't "over-regulate" Taylor County
on the few remaining privately-owned acres here.
-: This pledge was made in ,1987 before a large
community gathering in Perry. Present were several
state department and division heads as well as other
The purpose of the meeting was to convince locals to
go along with the state's purchase of the vast majority
of Taylor County's coastline, preserving it forever in its
pristine condition from development.
In the months leading up to this meeting, locals
(including the county commission) seemed to be
- opposing the purchase because it would rob the county
of future development, economic opportunities and tax
Those advocating the purchase were apparently
concerned the governor and cabinet would not approve
it if the locals opposed it.
But following assurances made by state officials,
opposition waned and the purchase went through,
: forever preserving some 60 miles of Big Bend coastline.
Taylor Countians have done more than their share to
preserve and protect the coastal environment in this
A quality and well-planned development should be
allowed as long as proper mitigation is addressed and
reasonable regulations followed. That is what our hard-
earned tax dollars pay state and environmental
agencies to do.
And the St. Pete Times should get its facts straight
and clean up its own coastal devastation before hurling
its ill-informed opinions this way.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
123 S. Jefferson. Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
DEBBIE CARLTON SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Business Manager Managing Editor ,
ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI CAROLYN DuBOSE
Staff Writer/Advertising Sales Advertising Director
CHARLES R. SADLER LIBBY DENMARK
Staff Writer Graphic Arts
B-2 Taco Times June 21, 2006
Editor's note: This is the first in a
series of e-newsletters about the
progress of the proposed Taylor
Energy Center. "We hope you will find
it helpful as an ongoing source of
information," TEC officials said. "We
intend to make each issue a 'quick
read' on the progress of our project
and will respond to topics of interest to
the Taylor County community as we
become aware of them. This is part of
our commitment to maintain ongoing
communications with residents from
pre-construction through operation."
Meet Mike Lawson,
S Project Manager
When he moves, to Taylor
County as project manager for the
Taylor Energy Center, Mike
Lawson will have more on his
mind than generating power. As an
avid sportsman, he is excited about
t all of the great hunting and fishing
opportunities available in Taylor
"I am really looking forward to
*-living in this great community,"
said Mike. "Aside from the
hunting and fishing, the real draw
^* has been the warm and friendly
.-* Please see page 6
.... Circle the chairs
&.'^e .By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
While pioneer settlers circled their wagons, in my family the body," my aunt said.
you circle the chairs--over, and over, and over. And you laugh Quiet settled as I considered this story.
every time you move them, and in between the moving, too. "At five or six, I remember them taking me to one such
It was the weekend of my family reunion, and this called for home and getting me and Wiley to put the socks on the
a large circle of chairs in Eufaula, Ala., at Lakepoin't State corpse," said my cousin from Jacksonville.
Park. 'Death was just a part .of life," he reiterated. "The last part
When I arrived with my North Florida cousins, my Alabama of it."
aunts were already in place on the sidewalk: chairs were The stories were piled on in layers: stories of accident
circled and news was circulating. victims who, upon their deaths, required the services of my
The circle got larger when we arrived. They hugged our aunt and uncle; stories of a man whose baby had died; in
necks and brought in more chairs. The conversation quickly response to the tragedy, the father got drunk and nearly beat
reached a fever pitch when along came a bass fisherman-- down my aunt's door in the middle of the night.
there for a tournament. He sauntered through the circle and "And you know what I remember most?" another aunt said,
warned us: "Y'all need to pace yourselves talking; if you're admitting that they were scared to death because he was
not careful, you're gonna have a stroke." hollering and pounding on the door. "How calmly and
About that time, cousins from West Florida arrived, and we compassionately Aunt Bessie talked with him. She told him
began to add more chairs when my aunt--the eldest in the she'd be there in just a few hours. Told him what to do and
family--suggested that it was too hot to sit outside. told him she was sorry. Told him to go home and be with his
Since she's 93, we agreed with that and anything else she family."
said, and we dragged the chairs to a nearby room in the They were just stories of how plain country folks were
lodge, where we circled them again and laughed some more. neighbors to each other, in good times and bad.
Overflowing cousins sat on the two beds in the room. And the stories continue today. We had college students
Since I had just celebrated a birthday, I was feeling pretty from nearby Auburn University who piled in a car to come to
old until I sat beside Aunt Vivian and all 93 of her years. their family reunion. We had children from Texas who
"It's a long way from 51 to :93," I said to her. traveled many miles, and still have many miles to go before
"You have no idea," she said, and everyone laughed. they see their beds again. We had two sets-of twins from
She continued, "I used to get so outdone with my sister and Huntsville, Ala., who traveled southward with their mother,
think, 'Now she could do better than that--why's she acting so and a notable delegation from the Atlanta, Ga., area bringing
old?' Now I know: she couldn't do any better. She did the a metropolitan feel to the gathering... and the newest
best she could." salads. .
Aunt Vivian's daughter, in a moment of unqualified While fried chicken has been left to the colonel, the
brilliance, has made the rest of us cousins look horrible, now "fixings" remain homemade and wonderful: pimiento cheese
and forever. She and her husband built her mother a home sandwiches, chicken salad with white grapes, potato salad
right next to theirs--a small place of her own, within shouting and every variety of fruit salad, along with watermelon slices,
distance. all making room on the table for a spinach salad with poppy
"Isn't that the nicest thing?" said my aunt, and her piercing seed dressing, walnuts and strawberries, pasta salads of
gaze seemed to be directed toward me and her daughter. every description, and a tossed salad with fresh shrimp. The
"It's wonderful," said my other aunt, sharing her gaze. desserts? Birthday cake shared the table with Aunt Vivian's
"It's just perfect," said my mother. famous brownies, cookies of every description, lemon bars,
"We're in trouble," said my cousin. "We'll never measure up .and more.
to Sally." We ate too much; we talked too much. Then we circled the
Sally made a confession, though. "When I look out the chairs again as we remembered our fox-hunting uncles, the
window in the morning, if mother isn't up, I send my military service of our family members, the educational
husband to go wake her." degrees which have been accumulated through the years, and
"I feel so sorry for him," said the 93-year-old. "He wakes me the two doctors we've now added to the family tree. "Pretty
up and then he apologizes. 'I'm so sorry,' he says to me. soon, I won't know how to talk to my cousins," said the 93-
'Sally won't let me go to work until she knows you're alive.'" year-old, "but aren't we proud of them?"
Aunt Vivian laughs the most, but we join in. It's a long way to ride for lunch. The reunion lands at a
It reminded me of how boldly my family approaches death, time when busy families want no schedule or routine.
Not with fear, and certainly not with anticipation, but with a Attendance is down from 80 to 50, but the Faithful Few still
healthy respect for it as just another part of life. gather.
That apparently came from Aunt Bessie, I learned this And the older I get, the more I understand "why."
weekend. How many times do you have to remind your children to
"They didn't shield us from reality," said my aunt. "People pick up their socks?
live and then they die. Everybody you know is going to die-- So how many times should you remind your children of
unless you die first and don't know about the rest of them." their ancestors' dedication to God and country, to work,
"That's right," said my cousin from the Amen corner, education and good citizenship?
And then they recalled a story I had never heard. My Great At least once a year, and from as many different voices as
Aunt Bessie was in charge of preparing bodies for burial-- you can gather on that day.
long before the days of funeral homes and morticians. "She Families are the building blocks of a great nation, our
would go to the family's home. If it was a man, her husband reunion chairman reminded us. If you love yours, circle the
bathed the body. If it was a woman, she bathed and dressed wagons--or at least the chairs--and tell them why.
MARK VIOLA SARAH WEIRICK
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Moving Sale! Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 8 a.m.- 5
p.m. 15812 Breeze Dr. Leisure Retreats.
Furniture, household items, Foosball
table, pool table, antique trucks, tools,
misc. items, paddle boat, smokers, BBQ's
fryers, sawmill & acc. Call 578-2452.
Yard Sale Friday & Saturday, 8 am- until,
m1f."5 Crooked Creek Drive (Wilder Creek
omdivisorn) Furniture, household items,
lot of misc., more than last week.
Full bed mattress, box springs,
headboard, and frame $50, Twin bed -
mattress, box springs, frame, sheets and
comforter inc. $50, Queen Anne wing
back chair, burgundy- $85,5-drawer chest
$20, camper shell fits Dodge truck $100.
Call 584-8995 or 584-6051
Formal Dining room table 6 padded chairs
& lighted china cabinet, mahogany, exc.
condition, Paid $4000, sacrifice $1500.
Call 584-8995 or 584-6051.
1996 Geo Tracker- as is. Best Offer.
2 TV's $50 each OBO,
2 AC units 11,000 BTU's $150 OBO,
5,000 BTU's- $75 OBO,
New Police Scanner $100. Call 584-2709,
Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for guitar, bass & voice students,
Beginners welcome. Call Josh Noland
For Sale: 200 amp power pole Call 584-
Wolf SunQuest Pro 26RS Tanning Bed, 26
lamps, 100 WA# 7 Ft. surface, tunnel
design, Bought New for $2,999 selling
almost new, $1,000. (moving). Call 850-
For Sale 3 metal culverts, 1'- 28ft long, 1
30 ft long, 1 34 ft. long, 18" galv. metal
new. $15 per ft. Call 850-223-1099 or 386-
Glenridge Subdivision 3/2 brick home For
Sale By Owner. Fireplace, living, room,
,dining room, family room, office, new roof,,
new kitchen, sun room. Call 838-5040
.Of your home & worries. We Buy Houses
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203Ivy Ave. 3 BR/2 Bth approx. 1300 sq.
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M.H, for Sale! 3 bed/2 bath Central Heat &
Air, 1 acre, screened porch some
remodeling, 2255 White Oak Dr. 3 miles.
:from Keaton Beach $90,000 Call 352-562-
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.
MUST SEE!! -- 4bdr/2ba, office + bonus
rooms, covered porches, barn, pond & pool
on 4.34 acres. Call 838-1100
THE FORESTRY COMPANY
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Perry Office: 502 W. Green St./ Perry, FL
Land For Sale
Leon Co. 150 Acres MOL in Southeast
Leon County on Natural Bridge Road
surrounded by thousands of acres of St.
Joe land. Excellent hunting in a very
natural setting. Offered at $6,000 per acre.
Franklin Co. St. George Island bay-front
home. Watch the sunsets or go boating
from this beautiful bay-front home on St.
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Taylor Co. .9 acre MOL vacant wooded
home-site lot in Perry $18,000.
Taylor Co. 30 acres for sale @ Lake Bird.
Multiple ages of planted pines. County
graded road frontage. $5,000/ acre.
Suwannee Co. 109 acres MOL 100%
planted in 14 year old Pine trees. Plenty of
county grade frontage, 95% high and dry,
perfect for 10 acre lot subdivision! Offered
at $11,000. per acre.
Madison Co. 51.5 MOL acres of beautiful
timber land! Just off CR 255 only four
miles south of 1-10, offered at $5,500 per
Lots for Sale (approx. I acre a piece) -
State Street and Plantation St. $44,000
each. Call 843-0682.
Commercial Store Front for lease in
downtown Perry, perfect for convenience
store, beer/wine, insurance agency, real-
estate office, retail, etc., high traffic
location with plenty of parking. Take the
place of a very successful business on
the corner of Ash and 221. Asking $650/
month, negotiable. 561-856-8771,
What an Investment! 15 plus acres for
sale. Looking for an RV Park? New home
site? Mobile home site? This is a builders/
Investors dream. located at 119 Lewis Dr.
Price $500,000 Contact Grant and Grant
Realty 1-904-725-3535 or 1-866-399-9995
Anita Grant Burney For further information.
Land for sale, 221 between Shiloh Church
Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre lots with
paved roads. Owner financing available.
Please call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-
'Level 2,' 50 x 24, 3 BR double wide for
sale, $3,000, price negotiable, would make
a good hunting camp, buyer must move.
Call 223-2919 and leave message if
WANT TO BUY
Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards Sports Memorabilia
"v. Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys
SPrestige Home Center
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Southern Villas of Perry!!
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
Taking applications on a 2 bed/ mobile
home, very clean and in good shape.
Central AC. Call 584-4366
1, 2 and 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers considered.
Equal Opportunity. Office hours are 8:00-
5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-5668. 709
W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711.
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
LICENSED THERAPIST #1182
A Master's Degree from an accredited
University or college with a major in -
psychology, social work, counseling or a
related human services field and three
years of related professional experience.
Florida Licensed clinical Social worker or
mental health counselor preferred.
MASTER'S LEVEL THERAPIST #2267
A minimum of a Master's Degree with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing, -rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a
related Human services field and two
years of professional experience in
providing services to persons with
behavioral illness. Substance abuse
knowledge preferred, some local travel
required. License preferred.
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
2634-J Capital Circle NE,
Pre-hire Drug screen & FDLE background
check. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative
Action Employer, Drug-Free Workplace
Full time bookkeeper p.:,iii-or ,a..'siabie.'
Medical and dental benefits, 401K,
vacation provided. Must have past
experience. Please send resume to
Position, P.O. Box 911, Perry, FL 32348.
Drivers: Home Every Weekend! Start up to
43 cpm. Health, Life, denta, dental, vision, 401K,
vacation/ holiday pay regional flat bed;
CDL-A 800-992-7863 ex. 126.
Florida Department of Transportation has a
vacancy in Taylor County:
Position Number: 55004492
Broad Band Title: Highway Maintenance
Working Title: Highway Maintenance
Broad Band Code: 47-4051-01
Closing Date: June 22, 2006
Work schedule: Mon. Thurs., 7-5:30, 4/10
hr. days; biweekly recruitment salary
range: $800-$960 bi-weekly; Annual Salary
Range: $20,800 $24,960; Benefits
include: state pension plan, subsidized
health/life insurance plans, paid holidays/
paid vacation and sick leave.; Facility:
Perry Maintenance Yard. Special
Requirements: Possession of a valid
Class "B" Commercial Driver's license.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Ability to
operate motor vehicles and other less
mechanized equipment, skill in using a
variety of hand and power tools, ability to
establish and maintain cooperative
working relationships, ability to perform
minor maintenance on motor vehicles and
other mechanical equipment, knowledge to
perform routine highway maintenance
according to guidelines, standards and
procedures, knowledge of maintenance of
traffic (I.E. signs, cones, arrow boards,
Special Notes: if you need an
accommodation because of a disability in
order to participate in the application/
selection process, please notify the
contact person in advance. We hire only
US citizens and lawfully authorized alien
workers..For applicants claiming Veterans
Preference, please fax. your DD214 to
Peoples First.to 904-636-2627
Contact: Jessica Rucks; Telephone:
For more information concerning' job and
description and requirements and to apply
on- line go to:
An EEO/AA employer.
Need 10 people who would like to make
$1,500 a week, working from Home. Need
to have a computer. Complete training
available, Go to
www.gasclubusa.net/go/59patsy Call 850-
Smaller, modern skilled nursing center.
PTO- system. Nice work atmosphere.
Seeking persons with excellent work
history and attendance record.YF6itlrfid10'
pm to 6 am position. Also, variable
schedule position with primary day shift *
hours. Contact Jennifer Richardson.
Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 W.
Main St., Mayo; FL
Log Truck Driver, must have CDL's and a
DOT physical, pay by the load. 843-3109
SSun & Stars
Let us help you Realty, uC
reachfor your dreams!
Your Personal Service Specialists .
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Fax (850) 223-2037 Cell (386) 590-0848
119 E. Green St. Suite 207-A Perry
HELP WANTED Badcock Home
Furniture and More, Warehouse Delivery
person. Good license and must be 21.
a full line
sporting goods store
is opening soon in Perry.
to 2132 University Mall
Tampa, FL 33612.
Hibbett Sports conducts
Driver BIG BIG BIG Choices
We mean REALLY BIG
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These are ELITE positions Don't Delay BE
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Driver --Jacksonville Terminal
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Avg. $725 $1025/week
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
Doctors' Memorial Hospital is now hiring for the positions listed below. Our 48-bed-'
facility offers a competitive salary and benefits package, retirement plan, and flexible sce ng. .
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-0661 ,-v' j
email@example.com, or call (850) 584-0866.
Clinic: Lab: .
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time : ."
Receptionist, Float PRN Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time .;
Receptionist, Float PRN
Emergency Medical Services: Med-Surg: .'
Flight Paramedic, PRN Registered Nurse, PRN ,
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Emergency Medical Tech, Full-Time CertifiedNursing Assistant,, P.RN 7P
Health Unit Coordinator, PRN',
Imaging Services: ';,,3
Nuclear Medicine Tech, PRN Security: '
Echo Cardiographer, PRN Security Officer, PRN
Ultrasound Tech, PRN Drug Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Er1pleo
LOOKING FOR INNOVATiVI
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Need more time with family ?
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CALL .850'584-6666 ext. 402
Vig deals ,
Taylor'County BCC Position Vacan
Heavy Equipment Operator (Ga agq,
Truck Driver) $9.31/hr + benefits .,.*
Drives large trucks with dual rea
during the collection of solid e:
Minimum qualifications: Higli.' 0 oi
diploma or GED preferred. Vali i
CDL License class B. b
description and requirements e
viewed at www.tcfl-libirtKQ
Employment Connections. Applic on
are accepted at Taylor Employ en
Connections, 1702 S. Jefferson S t,
Perry, FL. 32347. Taylor County n
EOE/VP/Drug Testing/Background k
.Employer. Position open until filled.
Make a Career Call'!
"Taste the Succes ,
Sales Positions I
FRITO-LAY, INC. the world's ,ack,
food leader, has an immediate,.
opening at our Perry FL Iocaltin' -
Responsibilities include sellirigond:,
merchandising our complete 1rie
of products to existing and new
accounts. Candidates music .,
possess the follow ng
Relevant Sales Experence
"Clean Driving Record :.,
HS Diploma or Equivalent
Frito-Lay offers a compeliuve'
compensation and benefits :
package that includes stock,
options. Interested candidate
must apply at the following.
EOE M/F/D/VN '"i!
B-5 The Taco Times June 21, 2006
Assistant Store Manager
Sherwin-Williams, a leader in the paint and
coatings industry, has an opening for an
Assistant Manager at our store in Perry. In
this position, you will assist the manager
in all.aspects of store operations, with
emphasis,on credit and collections. A
Bachelor's Degree in Business or related
field is referred, along with previous
experie' e in a retail or wholesale
Here's vat you get: Competitive salary.
vacgtior. pay, grow n opportunities,
company paid pension, company-paid
training,, employee discounts; plus
excellent insurance and 401(k) for full-time
Here's ihat you need: High school
diplomabr equivalent; ability to work all
schedII'd hours; valid driver's license;
,appropte. vehicle insurance.
Send y'i resume in confidence to:
Okie M Fate,
The Shentrifn-Williams Company
2233 NW41st St., Suite 500
Gainesville, Fl 32606
Taylor County BCC Position Vacancy
Planner $ 34,777- 39,145 + benefits
This' is a -responsible, highly visible
position requiring supervisory, political
sensitivity, problem solving, consensus
building skills with ability to make land
use : and comprehensive planning
recorhrriendations. Min. qualifications:
Graduation, from accredited college or
university ,w/ major course work in urban &
regional planning or a closely related field
and 2 years of professional planning
experience. i Entire job description and
requirerhents can be viewed at www.tcfl-
Taylort .Employment Connections.
Applications are accepted at Taylor
Employment Connections, 1702 S.'
Jeffersok Street, Perry, FL 32347. Taylor
County,/' is an EOE/VP/Drug,
Testing/Background Check Employer.
Posion open until filled.
6/2 1tfBCC .
The Taylor County Library Advisory Board I
is seeking 10o fi one position on the 7
member advisory board. The Library'
Advisory ,Board meets quarterly, with
memfbers'serving two year terms. The
Library Advisory Board members are-
responsible for providing direction and,
Support lto the library director in order to
insure Ihal exemplary library services and
materials are provided'to all residents of
If you are interested in serving on this
important board please submit a Short
.lener including your name address phone.
number and email address staying why
you feel thaI you will be an assets o IriS
board Please call 850 838 35i2 tor more
The ",ylor County Board of County
Commissioners will make ihe final
Sei 0o Pamela Grigg
L gl V: f
403 N Washington Sireet
Perry.. L 32347
HOUS*K PERS NEEDED
Experienoad housekeeper needed
Jepengblie with reliable transportation is.
a must. Please apply in person at
Steinhatchee Landing Resort 203 Ryland
Circle. Sleinhatchee. FL 32359 352-498-
12/9ttnSL ; : ..
Dries in 3.4 hours
Avon Reps needed in your area. Start your 1992 Nissan Maxima 4-Dr. cold AC, new A 2 Z Farm and Lawn Services
own business! Make your own schedule' tires, runs great 2450 OBO, 352-498-6644. Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
only $10 start up fee. Free gift with sign 6/14-6/23JB rake work and complete lawn services.
on. Contact Crystal at 584-8461 or 843- Pa.7ii .. leav, m......
Central Office Service Technician
GT Com, a total communications
company provider in Northwest Florida
with 55.000 access lines, has a vacancy
for a C.O. Service Technician at their
Perry, Florida location. Reporting to the
Local Manager, successful candidate will
be responsible for the installation and
repair of switching/remote equipment, fiber
optic/transmission equipment, 911
equipment, internal equipment, special
circuit equipment; and department records
maintenance. Demonstrated knowledge of
the above technologies required. A two
yeay degree or equivalent years of related
We offer a competitive salary and benefits
package including 401K. Please respond
in confidence to:
Human Resources Manager
P...O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Taylor County BCC Position Vacancy
Roll Off Site Attendants $6.49/hr. (Part
Tim e/Call in) '
Requires weekend work. Call in but can
lead to regular part time schedule.
Oversees activities at Solid Waste
Collection Sites to ensure that proper
procedures are followed. Minimum
qualifications: Prefer high school diploma
or GED. Entire job description and
requirements can be viewed at www.tcfl-
Taylor Employment Connections.
Applications are accepted at Taylor
Employment Connections, 1702 S.
Jefferson Street, Perry, FL. 32347. Taylor
County is an EOE/VP/Drug
Testing/Background Check Employer.
Position open until filled.
Taylor County BCC Position Vacancy.
Library Tech $8.04/hr. + benefits
Requires high energy and enthusiasm to
perform children's programming and
circulation duties.. High School diploma
or equivalent. Preferably 1-2 years of
relevant library experience or an AA
degree. Entire job description and
requirements can be viewed at www.tcfl-
libinfo com .:thnp .'/iww I -lit.inio ,coam,'
or Taylor Employmeni Connections
Applications are accepted al Tayloir
Employment Connections, 1702 .S.
Jefferson Street, Perry, FL. 32347. Taylor
County is an' EOE/VP/Drug
Testing/Back ground Check Employer.
Position, open until lilled.
Taylor County BCC Position
'Road maintenance Technician Min.
Qualications' Possession of valid
Florida CDL license Class B or musici
obtain within three moarhs -,f hire dale) and
a good driving record Preierably a high
school diploma or GED Must posses
sufficient physical sirenglh and agiry toc
perform heavy manual labor Must be able
to operate hand loOl-, small power equip.
and other equip related to10 maintenance of
Salary $8 04,hi + benefits. Entire -job
description and requiremehnis can be
viewed at www Icll-ibinfo com or Tavlor .
Employment Connections Applications
'are accepted a Taylor 'Employment
Connections, 1702 S Jefferson Street
Perry. FL 32347 Taylor County is an
EOEiVP.Drug Tsiing/Bacl'ground Check
Employer Positron open until killed
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. 1995 Cadillac STS 4-dr cold AC new
res. 115.000 miles $3950 00 352-498.
'01' Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 SLT Lariat Quad
Cab. Beautiful $2,000 in chrome (free). A
must see! 838-1093 or 843-0567 Leave a
message if no answer.
For Sale Looking for fast, Sexy & Sporty?
'92' Corvette 6 spd. w/ glass targa top!
white w/red interior. 838-1093 or 843-0567.
1990 Mercedes 300E. One of a kind! Like
new. Only 62,000 mi., loaded, must see.
1997 Ford Aerostar Van. Very good
condition. Air, p.s., p.b., p.w. 7 passenger.
Runs great. Just $4,000.584-8326,
1999 Chevrolet Silverado, 2-wheel drive, 3
door, Fully loaded, Asking for payoff
(about $9,800) Call 578-2687 after 6:30
p.m. ask for Billy,
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, 1/2 ton-V8,
Quad Cab, black with Sports aid towing
package. Call 838-2336 or 843-0202
For Sale 1974 Ford Flip-Front End, long
wheel base, 3/4. ton rear end, $1500
O.B.O. Call Buck at 843-8085 or 584-
Chihuahua puppies AKC. Reg. males-
$250 females-$300 very cute, 6 weeks
old C9a 584-8618.
FREE to a good loving home, 8 month old
blood-hound, Call 838-6573 '
AKC Boxer puppies de-wormed, shots,
heart worm prevention health certificate.
airig $200 deposit, ready June 23 $400.
Wanted dead or alive Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, eic Wanted Izuzu and Toyota
trucks for export 386-688-3999
Needed to reni or buy camper travel trailer
If you have one please call 223-2919 and
6 '6/2 1
Looking-lor unwanted appliances '
Reingerators, Washers Dryers Windows.
AC Units, Working or non-working. Give
me a call and I' rll pc it upi Call 843-0356
J D 's Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured, Free estimates We
also grind stumps Call today 838-1280
Firewood for sale.
Palm Trees Done Professionally[ 20 year
experience, tump grinding,'tree trimming.
Licensed & insured Call John at 850-672-
WOMAN'S TOuCH PAINTING
25 Years Experience Honest.
dependable. FREE Estimate's 850-584-
7157 Residential Lic & Bonded.
Need Help' Excellent care for your elderly
loved one 16 yrs experience. References
Available Part time 584 5165 Please
leave message and number
y z (f m age.
A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
.672-1298, Letty Blanco, Licensed &
HURRICANE SEASON IS COMING,
TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-2027 or
CARPET & VINYL
installation arid repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
LLC, Jeff Wilson Tile installation, Tile
repair, re-grout, concrete coating. Call 838-
Brenda & Teena's House Cleaning & Lawn
Mowing, Residential .& Business, For
Free Estimate call 850-223-2477.
Whole Sale Transmissions used & rebuilt,
I also 'buy old transmissions for Cores."
850-843-2904. or 850-584-3193.
The Handyman experts LLC, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
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Complaint on The following property in
Taylor County, Florida
LOT 13, Block C of Fortner 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 of 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
The regular scheduled meeting of the
Board of Trustees of Tri-County Electric
Cooperative, Inc. scheduled for
Monday, June 12, 2006 was cancelled
and has been rescheduled for Monday,
June 26, 2006, 7:00 P.M. in the meeting
room 'at the cooperative's
headquarters office building located at
2862 West US 90, approximately two
miles West of the City of Madison,
Public Notice for legal Counsel
The North Florida Workforc
Development Board, Inc. is issuing a
invitation to Negotiate for legal counsE
services. North Florida Workforc
Development Board, Inc. is a non-prol
organization, is the administrative entit
for certain job training and jo
placement provisions of the Socic
Security Act, Title IV (Excess Temporar
Assistance to Need Families funds) th
federal Workforce Investment Act o
1998; Chapter 2000-165, Laws of Floridc
et al. Among ofher things, North Flortid
Workforce Development Board, Inc.
responsible for the operation 6f th
Employment Connections offices i
Suwannee, Taylor and Madiso
Parties may apply by submitting a letter
of interest which
Describes their qualifications to provide
appropriate legal services
Contains a summary of applicoble
Provides appropriate references
Indicates their ability to perform thi
Contains a schedule of fees.
Submit letter of interest to:, North Floridc
Workforce Development Board, Inc
P.O. Box 267, Madison, FL 32341-0267 b
4:00 p.m. on June 30, 2006. Late
submittals will be disqualified. Facsimili
or other electronic submittals will not bE
accepted or considered. North Floridc
Workforce Development Board, Inc
reserves the right to reject any, or a
submittals in the best interest of the Norti
Florida Workforce Development Boarc
Inc. North Florida WorkforcE
Development Board, Inc. is an equc
opportunity training provider/ employer,
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NOTIC'E'OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JAMES
SLEDGE the holder of the followinC
certificate has filed said certificate force
tax deed to be issued thereon. Thi
certificate number and year o
issJance the: description of thE
p,:,5.e,, ad irne ,'rmes in which it wa
assessed ae ro:l.:,.
Certificate No. 150
Year of issuance: 1999
Description of Property: PARCEL No
SEC:11 TOWNSHIP: 04 RANGE: 07
S 17/2 OF SW 1/4 OF NW 1/R OF SE 1/4 LESS
LAND SOLD OR 117-215
"Name in which assessed KATIE
MATHEWS & SADIE SOUTHWELL
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of'Florida.
'Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property- described is such certificate
shall be sold -, ire r.,_,.r, r.,.,i',er at the
courthouse d..:., :.i r.r.. n'ii ..r,j of July,
2006 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 2nd day of June, 2006.
,Anrile Moe Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court "
Taylor, County, Florida
,6/7,14,21 ,28 '
NOTICE OF -'FISCAL YEAR 2006
COMMUNITY -DEVELOPMENT BLOCK
GRANT APPLICATION FIRST PUBLIC
The City of Perry is considering applying
to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs for a Small Cities Community
'Development Block Grant .of up to
$700,000. These funds must be used for
one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low-and moderate-income
2. To aid In the prevention or elimination
of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community
development needs having a particular
uroenc', because e^tin' c-n.ndition't
CO.,:. h' 'j .Jr,." rr ,,Tn.r 3il-"i ir,, I.: t.
ine r.ailn or ..ie o.e : ir.e ,:.:,Tr--.ijr.f.,,
O.,,-, ...r,ele .: r.ie, ],r'.r..:i.31 ,:.,j'.: ': are
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The category of activities for which
these funds may be used are in the
areas of housing, neighborhood
revitalization, commercial revitalization. 2
or economic development and include
such improvement activities as
acquisition of real property, rehabilitation
of houses and commercial buildings,
code improvement activities, and
construction of infrastructure, including
water and sewer improvements, street
improvements, and drainage and
neighborhood facilities. Additional
information concerning the range of
activities that may be undertaken will be
provided at the public hearing.
Art least 70% of the funds must be
proposed to be sent on activities that
benefit low- and moderate-income .
In developing an application for
submission to the Development, the
applying local government must plan to
minimize displacement of persons as a
result of planned Community -
Development Block Grant activities. In
addition, the applying local government
is required to develop a plan to assist
A public hearing to receive citizen views
concerning housing, community
'development and economic
development needs will be held in the
City Council Meeting Room, City Hall
located at 224 South Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida on June 27, 2006 at 6:30 -'
p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard. To obtain
additional information concerning the
public hearing contact Robert A. Brown,
Jr., City Manager located at 224 South -
Jefferson Street Perry, Florida, telephone
number (850) 584-7161.
The public hearing is being conducted
in a handicapped accessible location. '
Any handicapped person requiring an -
interpreter for the hearing impaired or .
the visually impaired should contact
Robert A: Brown Jr., at least five -,
calendar -days prior to the public
hearing and an interpreter will be .]
provided. Any non-English speaking
person wishing to attend the public
hearing should contact Robert A. Brown
J.r., at least five calendar days prior to
the public hearing and a language .
interpreter will be provided. Any
handicapped person requiring special -
accommodation at this meeting.should
contact Robert A. Brown, Jr. at least five
calendar days prior to the public
hearing. To access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf
(TDD) please call (850)584-5622.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL
a NOTICE /
y The District School Board of Taylor
e: County is now.accepting bids on pizza's -
e for the school,food services program
e for the 2006-2007 School year with bids
a due no later than 10 a.m., Friday, June.
, 30, 2006.
II Bid specifications, statement of terms
h and conditions may be obtained at the
J, finance office, 318 North Clark Street, '
e Perry,' Florida 32347. .For further 2
S- Information, Please contact Eleanor
Johnson, Food Service Coordinator
n o oi- s' .li t w n
S 'NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX 6'EED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JAMES L
g SLEDGE the holder of the, following.
e certificate has filed said certificate for a
f tax deed to be issued thereon. The
e cei,.:.are number and year of
' .issuance,, the .'e:.:.icr. -,r .:.f the 3
property, and the r,',r.:e. ,-, .r,..-n it wvas
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 436 )
Year of Issuance: 1999
Description-of Property: PARCEL No. n
LEG. 5.86 ACRES
COM SE COR OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 TH-N '
450 FT SW ALG HWY,810 FT S 180 FT E 7,80
FT TO PO8 ALSO: COM SW COR OF SE 1/4
OF SE 1/4TH N'410.7FTSTOSRW HWY98B
f NLY ALG RW 294 FT S 428.30 FT WLY;
*269.50 FT TO POB ALSO THAT PART OF.OLS
LOP&G RR RW IN SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 LESS
LAND SOLD OR 194-529
Name in which assessed J C PADGETT,
ESTATE c/o Donna Stewart
Said property 6eing in the County of
Taylor,,State of Florida. *.
Unless such certificate shall be'
redeemed according to' law, ..the":
property described is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest. bidder at the
courthouse door on the 10th day of July,
2006 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 2nd day of June, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy .
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor, County, Florida
The District School Board of Taylor
County is now accepting bids on
Bakery Products for the school board
food services program for the 2006-
2007 School year with bids due no later
than 10 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2006.
Bid specifications, statement of terms
and conditions may be obtained at the
finance office, 318 North Clark Street,
Perry, Florida 32347. For further
Information, Please contc.-t Elean,:.,
J..:.hr,;.:.n Food Service Co.-:.r.3,ri.r.:,,r
(513.'i6 8.2593. 5
Notice, is hereby given to Clarence
Jackson Unless payment is made on.
1996 Dodge .'Caravan VIN. :|
2B4GP4537TR524273 for towing services
on 5/31/2006. Vehicle will be aycwtioa*a4
on the 7th day of July, 2006 @ 10 am at|,
Thomas Chevrolet 2128 Hwy 19 S. Perry,3
Fair Housing Workshop '
All bankers insurance agents ondj
Realtors are invited to a Fair Housing
Workshop sponsored by the City .o0
Perry on June 27, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. in the;
City Council Meeting Room, City Hall
located at 224 South Jefferson Streeto
The workshop Is being conducted in 4
handicapped accessible location. Ano
handicapped person requiring art
interpreter for the hearing impaired o_
the visually impaired should contact
Robert A. Brown, Jr., City Manager al
- (850)584-7161 and an interpreter will bd
.provided. Any non English speaklnq
person wishing to attend the workshop
should contact Robert A. Brown, Jr., and
a language Interpreter will be provided
Any handicapped person requiring
Special accommodation at this
workshop should contact Robert A
Brown, Jr., at least five calendar day3
Sprior to the workshop. To access e
Telecommunication Device for Deaf
(TDD) please call (850)584-5622. S
-A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
B-6 Taco Times June 21, 2006
TTI presents directors'
awards to Dice, Gross
Taylor Technical Institute recently awarded Rick L. Dice with its
Secondary Student Director's Award and Canedra R. Gross with the Post-
secondary Student Director's Award.
TTI Director Ken Olsen recognized the students during graduation
ceremonies held May 19 and presented each with a plaque.
'"Each year after our awards day program, students who were recognized
by the program instructor as the most outstanding in their program of study
are given an opportunity to interview for the director's award," Industry
Services Coordinator Izell Montgomery said.
This year, two secondary students, Dice, welding, and Kasi Lewis,
business education, competed for the award. Seven post-secondary
students competed: Gross, accounting operations; Josh Cain, automotive;
April Gee, certified nursing assistant; Katrina Pittman, medical
administrative specialist; Jon Barnes, millwright; Gloria McFadden,
administrative assistant; and Susan Bodiford, cosmetology.
"We are appreciative of our interview team members: Tommie
Stanaland, Jerry Durbin, Shirley G. Scott and Flora Woodfaulk for
outstanding services rendered to Taylor Tech," Olsen said.
Letters to the Editor
Stroke prevention highlighted
Dear Editor: setting appointments. While most
How many times did you heat verified their good health, others
your grandparents say, "An ounce discovered potentially life-
of prevention is worth a pound of threatening conditions before
cure"? Of course you know that something serious happened.
they were right, but did you know Stroke and other serious
that it's even truer now than it was problems can be avoided and
years ago? treated before they become life
-Today's medical advancements threatening,. That's what makes
help us identify and prevent Life Line Screening such a
problems such as stroke that our valuable service. Since 1993, Life
grandparents' generation couldn't Line Screening has screened more
begin to understand. Screening than four million people. Within
procedures allow us to discover easy reach of your home, and for
health risks before they become very little money, their healthcare
serious. Yet, many doctors professionals usei ultrasound
typically cannot order screenings technology to learn whether you
without symptoms and health are at risk for life-threatening
insurance often will not pay for conditions.
preventive screenings ,that might Life Line Screening's mobile
discover these problems. testing units are again coming to
-Stroke is the number one reason your neighborhood Thursday, July
people move into nursing homes 13, at First Baptist Church.
and ithe third leading cause of death Pre-registration is required. Call
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strokes can be prevented. 800-772-8413 for more
-Amazingly, up to 50 percent of information or to schedule a
all..strokes occur in people who screening.
show no prior symptoms. The Perry Woman's Club joins
Last year, the General its national affiliates in urging you
-Eeederation of Women's Clubs to take advantage of this valuable
endorsed a "wellness" program service.
with.-Life Line ,Sqreening, t9 help Sincerely,
you 'be proactive about your health. Erniii Sliiifi~r
-Many of your fellow clubwomen International President, General
andi their loved ones responded by Federation of Women's Clubs
-'The- Miss Pitch 2 Fast girls
.softball league would like to thank
.the following sponsors for their
.-support and sponsorship for this
year's 2006 city league: Ragans
Ace Hardware, McGuire Heating
and Air, and CDI.
Traffic study underway
Continued from page 2
people, the strong sense of
community and the respect that
.neighbors show one another. I'll be
proud to call it home.".
.::.-:Mike will bring more than 25
y:years worth of experience in
.electrical power plant construction
and operation. As a, longtime
:.employee of JEA (Jacksonville's
.-.electric utility, which is also part-
:'a.wner of the Taylor Energy
:-Center), Mike has been named
..project manager for Taylor Energy
Center. Since joining JEA, he has
.--worked on the construction of the
:St. Johns River Power Park and as
.-:project manager for the Brandy
'.Branch Combined. Cycle Plant,
gWhich are two of JEA's largest
power plants. He also served as site
construction manager at JEA's
Northside Generating Station.
As project manager for the
.'Brandy Branch facility, Mike led
'his team to the safest power plant
-construction project on record at
_-the utility, a record-he plans to
-continue with the Taylor Energy
-.-Center. To the credit of Mike and
-his -team, the Brandy Branch plant
project was also completed about
^*four months ahead of schedule and
$10 million under budget.
Mike and his wife, Karen, plan
-t9 move to Taylor County when :
construction on the plant begins in
We recently achieved two major
"milestones at Taylor Enetgy-
Center-hiring Elvena Johnson as
-our local representative a'nd
: opening a local office in Perry. .
... As our project moves forward,
S-.Elvena will serve as a liaison
between project staff and the
community. She will also keep the
.-public informed about the project
':..ndd represent the. Taylor Energy
C'entei-.,through 'membership' 'in
-local civic prgtanizations..
Elveni, is a native f Taylor
I."- .,, : .
'. ., ;~ 4' . .
County. She retired from the
Florida Corporation in 1998 where,
she had served in the public affairs
office. Prior to retirement she was
a member of the Rotary Club and
has the distinction of being the first
female Rotarian in Florida. Elvena
also served on the Buckeye Credit.
Union board of directors where she
was the first female chairman. In
addition, she was vice president of
the Perry-Taylor County Chamber
of Commerce, a member of the
Perry Woman's Club, and a past
chair of the Florida Forest Festival
Elvena will work from our new
Taylor Energy Center office in
Perry at 111 East Green Street.
This local office will be open
during regular business hours. You
can reach Elvena at the Perry
office by calling 223-2700.
From the Project Manager
Recently, some community
members have expressed concern
about increased train traffic as a
result of fuel deliveries to the
Taylor Energy Center. I would like
to take this opportunity to discuss
what we know about the issue and
what we are doing about it.
When Taylor Energy Center
begins operation in 2012, fuel will
need to be delivered to the.plant by
rail. Every week, five to six trains
will travel through Taylor County
to deliver fuel to the power plant.
To determine the impact this
could have on traffic in Perry, we
are conducting a traffic and safety
assessment study that will be
completed later this year. That
study will allow us to examine how
different solutions will help to
alleviate traffic congestion and
identify which solution will
provide the best results.
We will keep .you informed
- 4bout the progress of this issue as it
develop. In the meanti e, :please
don't hesitate to contact'.Ellvenu
John3son, oir 'local repfesekitative,
at 223-1700 jth'any-questioiis..
(Top) Ricky L. Dice was awarded TTI's Secondary Studen't
Director's Award. (Bottom) Canedra R. Gross was awarded the
Post-secondary Student Director's Award.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TAYLOR
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate
for a tox deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 72
Year of Issuance: 1999
Description of Property: PARCEL No. R01619-
Begin at the Northeast corner of -he South
Half of the Northwest Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter
of Section 15, Township 5 South, Range 6
East, Taylor County, Florida and run South 00
degrees 08 minutes 57 seconds West, along
the East boundary of said South Half of the
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter
of the Southwest Quarter,, 167.0 feet to a
point, thence North 89 degrees 54 minutes
21 seconds West 260.84 feet to a point,
thence North 00 degrees 08 minutes 57 sec-
onds East 167.0 feet to a point on the North
boundary of said South Half of the
Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter
of the Southwest Quarter, thence South 89
.degrees 54 minutes 21 seconds East, along
said North boundary, 260.84 feet to .the
Point of Beginning. Containing 1,0 acres,
more or less.
SUBJECT TO: A County Graded Road along
the East boundary thereof. ,i
The property Is being a. :e tr.. .-j :.
Champion Singlewide :.t I- H :.-, in I 1:
F1336. According to Th.t- -r-i .:i H.gr,. D
Safety a lien is shown dated December 29,
1995 by Kentucky Finance Co, P 0 Box 877
Perry, FL 32347.
Name in which assessed KENNETH & LARUEL
Said property being in the County of Taylor,
State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be'redeemed
according to law, the property described is
such certificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door on the 10th
day of July, 2006 at 11:00 o'clock a.m..
Dated this 2nd-day of June, 2006. .
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor, County, Florida
In the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, in
and for Taylor County, Florida
Case No. 06-384-CA
Inez G. Crews, individually, and as Trustee of
The Inez G. Crews Trust,
Robert Roy Schultze and Naomi B. Schultze,
Notice of Action
TO: Robert Roy Schultze
1800 Beach Drive, Room 1829
Gulfport, MS 39507
and: Naomi B. Schultze
1800 Beach Drive, Room 1829
Gulfport, MS 39507
You are notified that an action to compel
satisfaction and release of a mortgage on
the following property and personal proper-
ty in Taylor County, Florida:
Lots 5 and 6 of Block 41 of Steinhatchee
Subdivision as per plot .on record in the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Taylor County. Florida. Together with 1979
Rega Mobile Home, 64 ft., ID #3R64RC39100
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Gregory S. Parker,
the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 509, Perry, FL 32348, on \or
before July 21, 2006, and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before serv-
ice on the plaintiff's attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint or petition.
Dated on June 14, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
As Clerk of the Court
By Marti Lavalle
As Deputy Clerk
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