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.a1 co a Times
Since 1961 ne
Property values continue to soa..r
Property values in Taylor County.
are expected to take another large
leap in 2006, with a projected 16.8
percent increase to $1.26 billion in
gross taxable value.
Property values in the county
crossed the $1 billion mark last
year after a,18.9 percent increase.
Although the projected increase for
Three local environmental
activists have set their sights on
reactivating the dormant Ta) lor
Soil & Water Conservation District
(TSWCD) and have secured three
of the five board seats which ha' e
been open since 2002.
Joy Towles Ezell, Diane
Whitfield and William "Rick"
Causey all registered with
Supervisor of Elections Moll) H.
Lilliott's on the last day of
qualifying, Friday, July 21.
,According to the official time
stamps on the candidate packets.
alt three registered with just o% er
30 minutes remaining before the
A fourth candidate for the board.
Kyle Rowell, filed his qualify ing
. reports Monda,. Tuly 17. ..
All four 'candidates paid the
required $25, qualifying fee. A fi tfh
seat remains open arid can be filled
by appointment of the board.
"My goal in being part of the
board is 'that it would be used as a
mechanism to educate residents
who need to be aware of our sotl
and water use, and how everything
we do has an effect on the
environment," Whitfield said,.
"I see the local area as needing
lots of education and this is one
way we can reach our area
citizens. I'm willing to devote time
to inform as many people as
possible," she said.
According to Ezell, "I think
there are some advantages to our
county in having an active soil and
water conservation board,
including the ability to secure
funding for a variety of projects.".
The group apparently first
inquired about qualifying for the
conservation seats June 19. shortly
after Whitfield missed the noon'
qualifying time to run for the
county commission district 2 seat
being vacated by Daryll Gunter.
"(Supervisor of ', ElectionS,i
Molly (Lilliott) wasn't sure what
we were supposed to do. No one
could tell us until we finally got it
all figured out. We finally decided
Please see page 3
2006 is a slightly lower rate than in
2005, the actual dollar value of
the increase is expected to be
higher--$182 million versus $172
million in 2005.
This continues a trend of rapidly
increasing property values over the
past several years--especially along
In 2004, the total property value
in the county was $930 million, a
7.5 percent increase over the
previous year. Values increased
5.45 percent in 2003. and 2.59
percent in 2002.
The unincorporated area of the
county is increasing at an even
faster rate--18.37 percent or $161
million. This, is also somewhat
slower than last year's rate of 20.7
percent, but the actual increase is
up from the $146 million in 2005.
The City of Perry is projected to
have a gross taxable value of $223
million, an increase from its $203
million total in 2005.
The increase in property taxes
, will also be felt in local
government as representatives
prepare budgets for the next fiscal
The Taylor County Commission
is projecting an almost $1.4 million
increase in revenues from property
taxes while keeping millage rates
the same. Its MSTU tax revenue,
Members of Taylor County Fire Rescue and Doctors' Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services work to free James L.
Hussey, 80, of Homosassa after a one-vehicle rollover crash on Hwy. 19 South Monday afternoon. Hussey was llown by AirMedic
One to Shands Hospital with serious injuries, while two passengers in the vehicle were transported to DMH with minor injuries,
according to a report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol.
3 wrecks, 2 fires Monday
Rescue crews swamped
NMonda\ was a busy day. for Taylor County Fire/Rescue (TCFR) with
three vehiclee crashes, two requiring extraction, a vehicle fire and a trailer
The da. began 'early, with a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of
Highwa 27 and Center Street. ,
When paramedics, including EMTs Chris Williams and Ken Morgan,
arrived on the scene, they had difficulty freeing the driver of one of the
vehicles prompting them to call TCFR to help remove the door.
Later, a call was received regarding a vehicle fire on Highway 27 East.
According to TCFR Lt. Terrn Winstead, the vehicle's muffler was loose,
causing the back bumper to catch on fire..
Shortly after 2 p.m., a 2006 Buick traveling north on Highway 19 "for
unknown reasons drove off the west side of the highway," according to a
report filed by Highway Patrol Trooper Allen Kennard.
The driver, James L. Hussev. SO. of Homosassa. "lost control of the
vehicle" which then re-entered the roadway and began to rotate clockwise.
"The vehicle skidded off of the west side of the roadway and over the
end of a cement culvert. The left side of the vehicle struck a tree, deflected
off of the tree, rotating clockwise. The rear of the vehicle struck another
tree and come to a final rest in the ditch."
Both James Hussey and passenger Maxine T. Hussey, 90, had to be
extracted from the vehicle by Fire/Rescue personnel.
Responding personnel included: firefighters Jeremy Denmark (from
Steinhatchee), Michael Fox, Terry Winstead, Marty Tompkins and Keith
Counce; Steinhatchee volunteer firefighter, Elijiah Mott; EMTs Chad Bush,
and Kelly Simmons; and flight medics Tim Alexander and Ivey Gillette.
Traffic flowing north and south was stopped to allow AirMedic One to
land in the' highway median, and once freed from the car, James Hussey
..* Please see page 3
which is funded by an additional
tax levied on those, in the
unincorporated area of the county
for services duplicated by the City
of Perry, is expected to 'increase
'The City of Perry is expecting a*
$96,000 increase in revenue from
the rise in property values.
Local candidates sailed through
j qualifying week and are now
gearing up for the next stretch of
campaigning prior to the Sept. 5
. Primary Election.
Candidates who sought to
qualify for the ballot by .the
petition method all registered with
the elections office during the
official qualifying period, which,
ended Friday, July 21, at noon.
There were no additional
candidates seeking to beon the"
ballot by paying a qualifying fee.
i Supervisor of Election Molly H..
I Lilliott reminds voters that the
upcoming primary is a "closed
.election, which means you will.
have to vote within your party
unless it is .a non-partisan race."
Voter registration books for the
primary close Monday, Aug. 7.
"So in order to vote in
September, you 'need to be'
registered by Aug. 7. Also, if you
want to change your party
affiliation, that has to be done by.
the August deadline as well," she
Residents will-face a full slate of
candidates vying for their party
tickets in two county commission'
In District 2, Demoppatic
candidates Mark D. Wiggiris,Cecil
A. Padgett and Diane Ching will
face one another in' he:prjlry
election. The candidate'.' 'who
garners the most votes, will then
face Republican candidate, Louis
"Sonny" Parker, in the General,.
Election Nov. 7.
County Commission District 4'
will see two run-offs: Brtide A. -
Ratliff and Richard Schwab will
be .seeking the. Republican nod
while Pani Feagle, Roy Douglas
Cruce;' Joe"' Heartsfield ':and'
Rudolph Parker will eahi compete
for the vote from Democrats.. The
candidate who receivesth.i mrst
votes in his or her respective party
race will then face their
counterpart in the General
Two non-partisan races--county
judge and school board member"
'* Please see page 3
seized in drug bust
On Friday, July 21, Joy Towles'Ezell, Diane Whittield and Rick Causey qualified for the Taylor
Soil & Water Conservation District. Not shown is Kyle Rowell, who submitted candidacy forms
Monday, July 17. The board has been dormant since 2002; longtime member Deek McCall said
its primary function was "to protect the county's soil,water and air, as well as to work with
local farmers and ranchers, wildlife agencies and timber interests."
A Cross City couple was arrested
Sunday and charged with multiple.
offenses including possession of
methamphetamine and marijuana
after a traffic stop and subsequent
search revealed the drugs.
Florida Highway Patrol Trp.
Brian Lundy said he saw a green
Ford Explorer traveling
southbound-about six miles south
of Salem, in the outside lane
following a small white car too
Lundy said both occupants of the
vehicle had their seatbelts on, but
they were acting "very nervous."
Lundy noticed a crack in the
windshield directly in front of the
driver and ran the tag number on
his mobile data terminal (MDT),
which came back as belonging to
Robert Karlois Rapa, 42, whose
license had been permanently
revoked in 1995 for multiple DUIs.
The officer then checked Rapa's
name through the Division of
Motor' Vehicles' and pulled up a
photo. Lundy drove up beside the
Explorer, and positively identified
the driver as Rapa.
"I conducted traffic stop for the
cracked windshield, following too
close and the defendant unlawfully
operating a motor vehicle while his
license was revoked," said Lundy.
When the officer activated his
emergency lights, the vehicle
failed to yield.
"The driver and passenger began
concealing' something in the
driver's and passenger
floorboards," added Lundy, "and
continued approximately one mile
before yielding to my emergency
When the Explorer stopped,
Lundy asked Rapa to step from the
vehicle, which he did, "acting very
suspicious and nervous."
After Rapa was placed in
handcuffs, he asked the passenger,
Patti Rose Driggers, 46, to step
from the SUV.
Lundy said he saw an open
container of Busch beer on the
front center floorboard, which
Driggers identified as belonging to
Rapa. A purple Crown Royal bag
was also on the floorboard.
Since the bag was within
reaching distance of the driver and
Please see page 3
A-2 The Taco Times July 26, 2006
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Contact the radio station at 223-1400.
Student orientation for new
laptops slated August 1 & 3
Driver on probation
Continued from page 1
passenger, and Rapa was under
arrest, Lundy decided to search the
Inside, Lundy found some
marijuana, an ink pen tube cut into
a two-inch length (for snorting)
and a four-inch mirror with some
crystallized residue on it.
Also inside the bag, was a plastic
container which had powdered
crystal methamphetamine. Lundy
said other items in the bag were
items used only by a female, so he
placed Drigger under arrest also.
In addition, Lundy said he found
several opened beer cans and a six-
pack iced down in the cooler.
TCSO Dep..Brian Cruse arrived
at the scene and transported
Driggers to the county jail.
Lundy transported Rapa, "whose
breath smelled like an alcoholic
When Lundy read Rapa his
implied consent warning, and
asked him to take a breath test for
DUI, "he said he understood the
warning, but could not blow into
the machine because of his
probation and any alcohol level
would be a violation."
Lundy charged Rapa with
driving with license suspended or
revoked (habitual), possession of
methamphetamine, possession of
marijuana, refusal to submit to a
breath test and VOP for
discharging a firearm from a
Driggers was 'charged with
possession of methamphetamine
and possession of marijuana.
The Ford Explorer was seized as
it was used in the commission of
a felony, and Lundy said "it would
probably end up with the state,
which would auction or sell
Who will be governor?
Continued from page 1
district 1--will also be on the
"Every registered voter in the
county can vote in a non-partisan
race," Lilliott noted.
Incumbent Stephen "Buddy"
Murphy will face. Angela M. Ball
for the county judge's seat, while
Randy Trammell will vie against
incumbent Mark Southerland for
the school board district 1 seat.
/ School board members Brenda
Carlton (district 2) and Danny
Lundy (district 3) were unopposed,
and will not appear on the ballot.
Also unopposed were the three
circuit judge seats up for election.
Returning to the bench are James
Roy Bean, group 5; David Fina,
group 3; and E. Vernon Douglas,
On the national and. state level,
Taylor County representatives
Allen Boyd and Will S. Kendrick
were unopposed for their
respective offices and will not
appear the ballot unless a minor
party or write-in candidate emerges
for the General Election..
Candidates qualifying for
governor's race include, by party:
--Democrat: Glenn Burkett,
Carol Castagnero;-, John M. Crotty,
Jim Davis and Rod Smith.
--Republican: Charlie Crist, Tom
Gallagher, Vernon Palmer and
Michael W. St. Jean.
Also on the state level,
Democratic candidates Walter
"Skip" Campbell and Merrilee
Ehrlich are seeking the office of
attorney general. The winner will
'face Republican candidate Bill
In the senate race, incumbent
Democrat Bill Nelson will face the
winner of the Republican ticket
sought by candidates LeRoy
Collins Jr., Katherine Harris,
William "Will" McBride and Peter
Candidates vying for the office
of chief financial officer include:
(Democrat) Alex Sink and
(Republicans) Milt Bauguess,
,Randy Johnson and Tom Lee.
Eric Copeland (D) will' face-
incumbent Charles H. Bronson (R)
for the office of commissioner of
Early voting will be held in the
elections office starting Monday,
Aug. 21, and will continue through
Saturday, Sept. 2. The elections
office will also be open Saturday,
Aug. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 2,
from 8 a.m. to .5 p.m., for early'
voting. Absentee ballots may be
requested by calling 838-3515.
Main goal: 'protect, conserve our soil & water'
Continued from page 1
to do it that last day, which I guess
is when we finally got it together,"
Ezell said. "The board is mindful,
of anything related "to soil and
water conservation. There is plenty
of work to do all the time. Now that
the rest of Florida is worried about
their water running out, we really
do need to have an active soil and
water conservation board in
Taylor County and North Florida.
Water is a precious and scarce
'"'Our main ,goals are exactly
-what districts are supposed to do--
protect .and conserve our soil and
Water resources," Causey said.
"Our job will be to work
diligently with the people, county
government and other agencies and
organizations to insure that Taylor
County has a sound program and,
provide service to all the local
residents in Taylor County. I have
worked with the natural resource
-conservation service for 28 years
arid as part of that, I have also
v.nrked v. th the State of Georgia
soil and water conservation
department and a lot of districts in
Georgia. When I retired and moved
to Florida, I learned that the Taylor
County district had ceased to
function, and saw a definite need to
reactivate it. People need
representanon in the county. I see
the main thrust of the district as
bejng an educational and'
informational type of organization
for our local citizens and officials,"
"Primarily in 'Taylor County (I
see) a desperate need for education
and information. One of the main,
things .the districts in Georgia did
Swas. work with. ,,local, .elected,
officials and people within the
county to develop a long-range
conservation plan and if that hasn't
been done here in the past,' that will
be part of our plan of operation to
see where we're going and what's
needed," Causey said.
As there .were no other
candidates qualifying for the
conservation board, all four
candidates will be named to the
seats without opposition.
Ezell, Whitfield and Causey are.
all members of two recently
formed environmental groups,
Taylor Residents United for the
Environment (TRUE) and the
'Environmental Alliance of North
Causey noted he was also a
member of the Florida, Wildlife
Federation and several' other
The Taylor County School
District will hold parent
orientations to discuss distribution
of the new laptop computers which
will be given to every eighth and
ninth grade student when school
begins Aug. 7.
The orientations will be held
Aug. 1, for ninth graders and their
parents, and Aug. 3, for eighth
graders and parents; both meetings
begin 'at 6 p.m. A parent must
accompany students to the
orientations "as important
information will be discussed
pertaining to the computers," said
LIFT 21 Coordinator Colleen
The district was awarded a
technology grant of nearly $1
million to implement a one-to-one
laptop computer initiative at Taylor
County High School and Taylor
County Middle School. The
Florida Department of Education's
Enhancing Education Through
Technology (EETT) grant is
providing the money for the
The district's grant proposal,
entitled LIFT 21 (Laptop Initiative
for Teaching 21st Century Skills),
was one 1 of 45 submitted
throughout the state. Only 11 were
selected for funding, and only three
of those belonged to rural districts
such as Taylor.
Director of Instruction Wanda
Kemp notes that throughout
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was flown to Shands Hospital with
Mathid ne Hussey, as well. as a,
third, passenger who was not
trapped in the car, Iwere
transported. by r "ambtance- ;to ;-;
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
Shortly after this crash, at call
was received for a structure fire on
Courtney Grade. According to
Winstead, it appeared that a
refrigerator shorted out, causing a
fire. When the water line for the
icer maker melted, however, the '
water helped keep the fire under
control, he said.
A third vehicle crash occurred
around midnight on Lipscomb
Circle off of Foley Cutoff. The
single vehicle struck a tree,
resulting in minor injuries,
Florida, a decline in FCAT scores
can be seen as students move from
8th to 9th grade.
"Unfortunately," Kemp said,
"our district isn't exempt from this
trend. The funding from the EETT
grant will allow us to significantly
change. the way we teach these
That change includes
recognizing a shift in how today's
students learn compared with past
Chris Olson, grant writer for the
district, said, "The older
generations sat while teachers
stood and taught through
worksheets, books, the chalkboard
and the spoken word, often losing
the child's interest. This proposal
calls for schools to reform teaching
practices by moving away from
$100 to $500
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methods to student-centered,
The grant will pay not only for
new technology for students, but
has already paid for 'extensive
training for teachers and for staff to
support the new program. More
than 20 teachers have already
received up to 80 hours of
intensive training to be carried over
to the students, according to
, "We're always excited at the start
of a new school year, but the 2006-
07 school year brings a bit more
excitement with it, thanks to LIFT
21", said Superintendent of
Schools Oscar Howard, Jr.
"For our kids 'to make it in the
working world, they must have the
latest, up-to-date computer skills,
and I think this has been a good
decision on our part," he added.
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Down the Garden Path
Will your lawn, garden survive August?
Check for Refuge House
The Perry Woman's Club recently presented a check to
Refuge House which serves both Taylor and Madison counties.
Debra McGrew, program director for the shelter, is shown
with Barbara Burns, treasurer of the club. "The shelter,
located in Perry, is for women and children who are victims
of domestic abuse and sexual violence," said McGrew. "Men
can also be victims of domestic abuse and everyone suffering
in silence is encouraged to call the 24-hour hotline, 1-
800-500-1119 or the local number for help 584-8808
which is listed in the phone book." McGrew encourages
others wishing to donate supplies or time to contact the local
number, or forward checks to P.O. Box 672, Perry, FL
32348, designating 'their check for the Taylor County
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carrots, collards, bulbing onions,
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The children of Hoyt and Betty Jo Ragans will honor their
parents on 'the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary
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Bluegrass festival in Oct.
will benefit Ernie Thacker
"Pickin' In The Pines" will be the second bluegrass
festival to be held in Taylor County this year, and the
event promises performances by some of the top
names in the bluegrass industry on Oct. 6-7 at Forest
This festival, slated as a benefit for Ernie Thacker,
will feature the Lonesome River Band, Kenny and
Amanda Smith, Randy Kohrs, Ernie Evans, Tresa
Jordan, Melissa King, Marty Raybon, the Swinging
Bridge and Bits of Grass.
Thacker, who performed at the festival held here in
Emphasizing 'Don't drink, drive'
the spring, was injured in an automobile accident; all.
proceeds will go to the Ernie Thacker Fund.
On-site camping will be available for S15 per site,
per night. Space is limited and advance reservations
are recommended. Please call 584-5366.
Tickets are $10 for Friday; S15 for Saturday; or S20
for a weekend pass. You may pre-order tickets or get
them at the gate.
More information, by e-mail, may be obtained
from taylorchamber(- gtcom.net.
Memorials planned for parent guide
If you have had a loved one who memorialized in the 2006-07' to assist their children in school.-
was killed by a drunk driver, or Parent Guide. The strong message sent by the
was involved in an alcohol related memorial page is "Don't Drink
accident, please call Chris Olson This guide goes home each year and Drive."
at the' Taylor County School with every student at the end of Olson may be reached at 838-
District Superintendent's office. September and contains 2500, between the hours of 8 a.m.
These individuals will be information which all parents need and 4 p.m.
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Bulldogs begin 2006
practice this Monday
The Taylor County High
football team begins fall practice
Monday in preparation for the
2006 season which gets underway
August 25 in Crestview.
Head Coach Price Harris, who is
beginning his second year at the
Bulldog helm, said his team is in
a lot better shape heading into the
"We've had a great year in the
off-season and the kids have really
worked hard. They have gotten a
lot stronger and a lot faster," he
Practice will get underway
Monday at 5 p.m. with two-a-day
sessions slated to start on
Coaches' meeting Aug. 23
The Perry Recreation
Department will hold a coaches
meeting for the upcoming flag and
tackle football leagues Thursday,
The meeting will get underway
at 6 p.m. and will be held in the
visitor's halftime room at Dorsett
Dove club permits remain
The Florida Fishl and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
still has Dove Club permits
remaining for some of its special-
opportunity dove fields throughout
Permits are available for:
*Caravelle Ranch. (Putnam
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*Schneider Farms (Escambia
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Watermelon Pond (Alachua'
Dove Club permits can be
purchased at county tax collectors'
offices, license, vendors,
MyFWC.com/special/dove or by.'
calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
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FWC meets Aug. 16
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will conduct an Aug. 16 special
meeting in Tampa.
The FWC will take final action
on a proposed rule to extend the
moratorium on issuance of new,
blue crab endorsements and delay
the start of the Blue Crab Effort,
Management Program until July
1, 2007. This rule will replace a
similar 90-day-rule approved by
Commissioners in Juie.
first-served basis and allow one
adult and one youth (under age 16)
to participate in all scheduled
hunts for a designated dove field
(up to 8 days). These Saturday,
half-day hunts cost $150 and
enable both the permit 'holder and
youth to each take a daily bag
limit of birds.
For more information on these
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"We'll try and practice when it's
not so hot," Harris said. "We'll
workout from 7 until 9 in the
mornings and from 5 to 7 in the
The coach, whose team made an
appearance in the state playoffs
last season, said he expects,some
30 players on the varsity squad
this year, nine of them seniors.
"We are all traveling to the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Camp in Marianna this weekend
and then we'll get to work on
Monday," he said.
The Bulldogs will host a three-
team, pre-season classic on
August 18 when Hamilton and
Lafayette counties come to town.
The event will get underway at 7
p.m. and will feature three halves.
The regular season will kickoff
August 25 in Crestview which
will be the first of three road trips
for the Bulldogs before their home-
opener 'on Sept. 23 against
Taylor County, will only play
four home games this season and
will be out of town on six Friday
"We're at the end of a two-year
contract so we hope to improve
the schedule next season and re-"
establish some of our traditional
rivals like Suwannee and
Wakulla," the coach said.
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. Daily sessions will run from 9
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The cost for the camp is $77 per
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New Brooklyn hosts Churches' Union meeting
Ervin leads study on Epistles
The Taylor County Churches' Union will be hosted by New Brooklyn
Missionary Baptist Church on Friday night. The Rev. D.L. McBride,
pastor of the church, invites everyone to the local program featuring a
S study of the New Testament epistles, led by Moncrief Ervin and others.
The program gets underway at 7 p.m. with guest choirs including the
Temple of Godi and New Jerusalem.
The Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr. is president of the Taylor County
Gospel concerts this weekend
The Rev. Olin Jessie Flowers Jr. and the Valleyettes of Lumpkin, Ga.,
along with Brother and Sister Ray of Perry will be featured at two gospel
concerts this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will be held at Living Word Ministries located at 606 Colson
Union business ses,
By B.D. WILLIAMS old. Is that how you feel or
I am still sick, disabled, and can't something you have been told?
work but I thank God I am feeling Though you're not as steady as you
much better day by day. I am so used to be and your vision is
grateful to my granddaughter, cloudy, do not let the weight of
Regina Gale Griffin. I was placed decades turn you into bitter gall,
in her care, and she and her mother, for with age comes wisdom, and
Inez Griffin, and so many others, that's a blessing to us all. Hold your
black and white, have been so very years up like a banner waving in
nice to me. I just can't name them the bright sun. When folks tell you
all but everybody has taken good life is over, tell them it has just
care of me. begun. Loneliness can never touch
My granddaughter and my you if you don't allow it to, and
grandson are my closest blood when sharing love with others God
relatives, but I have been treated as will surely give it back to you.
though everybody in Taylor The Ministers, Deacons and
County was my relative, and I do Superintendent Union will
thank God for being a Taylor convene with New Brooklyn M.B.
Countian. I also thank God for Church where the Rev., Donald
letting me live to enjoy my 95th McBride is pastor. It begins Friday,
birthday on July 13. July 28, at 7 p.m. with the host
Don't grow too old for birthdays church in charge of the local
and some fun things that you use to program. The business session of
do. Don't give up on your dreams the union will open up Saturday,
because you feel like they have not July 29; at 8:30 a.m., continuing
come true. Don't trade memories through Sunday afternoon. A
for pleasure, all that in a moment standing invitation is extended, to
dies. Don't give up on loving all. All churches are asked to attend
people, saying you are much too and have your enrollment there in
Hiawatha "Bob"' Mohawk, 85, a
resident of Perry, died. July 23,
2006, after an extended illness.
Mr. Mohawk moved to Perry
some 28 years ago. He was
preceded in death by his wife,
Myrtis McLeod Mohawk.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at Joe P.
Bums Funeral Home. Interment
will follow at Pineview Memorial
Family members :will receive
friends one hour prior to the
service. Bums Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Jeraldine B. White
Jeraldine B. White, 58, died July
20, 2006, at her residence in Perry.
Born in Grahn, Ky., she had
lied in Perrn since 1972. mot ing
here from Georgia. She was a
member of Blue Creek Baptist
Church and was the
owner/operator of Rising Sun-
Survivors include: her husband
of 42 years; Dennard White of
Perry; two sons, D. J. White and
David Gray, both of Perry; a
daughter. Donna Kay White of
Perr); three brothers, E\erett
Burton of Ohio, Russell Burton
and Lonzo Burton, both of
Kentucky; two sisters, Virginia
Patterson and Gail Meldrem, both
of Perry; five grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral- services were held
Monday July 24, at 11 a.m. at Joe
P. Bums Funeral Home with Pastor
John Dorman officiating.
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The church also has a special service of praise planned for Sunday, July
30, at 11:30 a.m. A special invitation is extended by pastor Joe and Lena
Homecoming set at Lighthouse Revival Center
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Palmer will be guest speakers for the July 30
Homecoming service at Lighthouse Revival Center. The 11 a.m. service
will be followed by a covered dish dinner. Everyone is invited to attend.
Vacation Bible Schools wind up July
Perry First Church of God will end the month of July with Vacation Bible
School classes, this week promoting a "Quest for God's 10
Commandments." Pastor Mike Hicks invites everyone to participate
through July 28 with classes from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact 584-7992.
The same "Quest for the 10 Commandments" is the goal of the Vacation.
sion begins Saturday
time. The Rev. Izell Montgomery,
president, will be presiding
throughout the session.
Mr. Joe Baker had surgery but
has been discharged from the
hospital and is back home doing
nicely. Let us continue to pray for
the sick and shut-in.
Come Join Us in this Spiritual Event!
Featuring Reverend Olin Jessie Flowers, Jr.
and the Valleyettes of Lumpkin, Ga.
Brother & Sister Ray of Perry, Fla.
Also featuring Pastor Long & the congregation of
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Where: The Living Word Ministries
606 Colson St., Perry
When: Friday & Saturday, July 28-29
at 7:30 p.m.
Also, come fellowship with Pastor Joe & Lena Clark
& the Living Word Ministries congregation
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WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? No.12
JESUS WOULD NOT BELIEVE THAT
THE MAJORITY WAS RIGHT
By Todd L. Baker
We live in a democracy where, as a norm, the majority rules.
But is the majority always right? History has shown us many
times that the majority isn't always right. Don't be mistaken,
democracy is arguably the greatest form of governmentkniown
to exist, and the blessings of living in such a system are
numerous and great. We are truly blessed to live in the country
that we do, but what happens if we apply "majority rule" to
Is the majority always right? The only way to know for sure
is to consult God's word and check what the majority wants
to do against the standard the Lord has provided for us. The
Bereans did exactly this inActs 17:11, "Now these were more
noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received
the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily
to see whether these things were so.'" Jesus warned His
disciples that they must be more righteous than the spiritual
leaders of the.day who had begun binding human traditions
on people. In Matthew 5:20 Jesus states, "For I say to you
that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes
and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven."
Being in the minority on any issue is uncomfortable and
challenging to say the least, especially when one finds himself
in the minority on a spiritual subject. But take comfort; if
you are following God's word and the pattern He has provided,
then being in the minority on this earth is not a bad thing. We
are told that the way to salvation is narrow and few find it. In
Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus says, "Enter through the narrow gate;
for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads-to
destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14For
the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and
there, are few who find it." Do these statements sound like
Jesus believes the majority is right?
One popular belief is that there are many paths to salvation.
This sounds like a nice idea, at least on the surface. If one
believes this, then he can find salvation in any way that he
chooses. Let's follow the example of the Bereans mentioned
earlier, and examine the Scriptures to see if this belief is
correct. Jesus states in Matthew 7:21-23, "Not everyone who
says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven,
but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will
enter 22Maliy will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we
not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons,
and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23And then I will
declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who
practice lawlessness.'" Jesus does not support the idea of the
"many" that there are many paths to salvation, in fact, He:
calls it lawlessness.
Today, the majority considers the telling of a "little white
lie" 'to be a minor offense, and sometimes a "necessary"
offense. But what does Jesus say about such things? Matthew
5:37 states, "But let your statement be, 'Yes, yes' or 'No, no';
anything beyond these is of evil." We can see clearly that
Jesus does not label lies and falsehoods as anything other
than.evil. He doesn't have a scale that He uses to distinguish
a "little white lie" from a "bold-faced lie" as is so common,
and often expected, among the majority today.
When it comes to spiritual matters, study the Bible for
yourself. Do not rest on what you are simply told by anyone,
no matter how much faith, trust, or respect you may place in
them. Read God's word and see what He says He wants from
you, and then do it! But don't stop there; share what you have
learned with those around you and remember to keep God as
the standard of what is right, not what the majority says is
Think about where you stand in a spiritual sense, test your
beliefs against the Lord's word and see if you believe the
majority is right, or if God is right.
This article is reprinted online at http://www.bibleweb.com.
. The Taco Times July 26, 2006
aren'tt information meeting Thursday
There will he parent information
nesting on Supplemental
-ducation Service. this II,.i J.i.
;'.ilv 27, at Taylor County
Elementary School Media Center,
beginning at 6 p.m.
Parents of prioritized students
are urged to attend to learn more
about the after-school tutoring
program available to their children.
For more information, contact
Wanda Kemp at 838-2541.
(Continued from page 2)
.i interment followed at Pisgah
Family members received
friends Sunday from 3 until 6 p.m.
at Burns Funeral Home, which was
in charge of arrangements.
Sarah Nell Paris
Sarah Nell Paris, 69, a resident
of Perry, died July 23, 2006,
following a brief illness.
Mrs. Paris was a native and
lifelong resident of Perry. She was
a volunteer with the Civil Service
and Emergency Management.
She was the daughter of the late
Lillie Pearl York and Boyd Levy
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Charles Norman Paris Jr.,
and her daughter, Peggy Sue.
Survivors include: four sons,
Card of Thanks
The family of Roscoe Cash wishes to express our sincere appreciation to
everyone who was with us during the loss of our loving husband, father,
grandfather and brother. Your prayers, food, flowers and all your acts of
kindness will not be forgotten.
Wanda Cash, Curly and Dara and family, Diane and Charles and
family, Beverly and Ronnie and family, Barbara and Tom and family,
Inez Manning and family, and Myrtice Waller
James Eugene Paris of Amarillo,
Texas, Richard David Paris of
Terre Haute, Ind., Charles N.
"Buddy" Paris and Ralph Earl
Paris, both of Perry; two daughter,
Judy Asbell of Brunswick, Ga., and
Esther Lynn Smith of Amarillo,
Texas; two brothers, Sam Poppell
and Delmar Poppell, both of Perry;
a sister, Gloria "Brownie" Holmes
of Perry; 10 grandchildren; 10
great grandchildren; and a host of
A memorial service will be held
Thursday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at
Word of Truth Tabernacle.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Royce Lester Crouch
Royce Lester Crouch, 76, died
July 24, 2006, at his home in Perry.
Burns Funeral Home is in charge
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B-1 The Taco Times July 26, 2006-.
PPD honors Chief Wayne Putnal
By CHARLES SADLER Putnal said much has changed if his replacement came from that the department needs someone "Years ago, we decided that personnel, and their police"
Staff writer during the past 36 years and he is outside the department, That way, from the outside to come in. since we are a rural county without departments have their own," _
After serving 36 years with
the Perry Police Department
(PPD)--with the last 21 years as
Chief of Police--H. Wayne Putnal
retired Wednesday, July 19, before
a standing-room-only-crowd of
120 well-wishers at PPD.
"gjad to have been a part of any
improvements which occurred inr
"Tru'thfully, I would really like to
see PPD keep going in the
direction it's going," Putnal said,
adding that he felt it "would be best
someone would come in without
pre-conceived ideas and have fresh
input and new ideas.
"We have some great people
within the department who could
step up and do a great job," he
added. "I just feel like, personally,
"I can say truthfully, though,"
Putnal said, "there is no county in
the State of Florida who has a
better working relationship
between its city and county law
enforcement officers than PPD and
the Taylor County Sheriffs Office.
,the state funding which some
counties enjoy, that we could pool
our resources for the betterment of
all the citizens in the county and
city. Dispatch is a prime example.
Most county sheriffs offices have
their own dispatch service and
The Perry City Council thanked retiring police chief Wayne Putnal for his years of "dedicated service" during a plaque presentation held July 11. Shown left
to right are: Councilman Doug Everett, Councilman Don Cook, Chief Putnal, Mayor Emily Ketring, Councilman Sylvester Harris and City Manager Bob Brown.
Putnal said. "Sheriff Williams and I
decided a long time ago that it
would better serve everyone;.if we
had one dispatch, housed in one
area, which could serve: both
departments, thus saving a lot of
A fish dinner with all the
trimmings was given in his
honor last week with
representatives from several local,
regional and state departments
applauding his accomplishments.
Florida. Highway Patrol Maj.
Mark Trammel presented a letter of
appreciation for "working so
diligently with that department."
Florida Police Chiefs Executive
Director Aimee Mercer was also on
hand to present Putnal a large
plaque with a clock, "in
appreciation for the years of
dedication he has spent as police
Live Oak Police Chief Nolan
McCleod, who is also president of
the Florida Police Chiefs
Association, commented that what
he would always remember most
about Putnal was the friendship
they shared on and off the job.
"I could always count on Chief
Putnal for advice if I had a "
problem. I will always value our
PPD employees then gave Putnal
a plaque with a photo of the entire
staff, and an individual photo of
himself on it, "for all the dedicated
years of service and guidance,
which he has provided."
"- Please see page 3 .
Pony rides star attraction t 'family fun day'
-Games were part of the fun.
Taylor Residents United for the
Environment (TRUE) sponsored a
"FamilN Fun Day" with free pony
rides, kids games, free hot dogs
and hamburgers Saturday, July 22,
at City Park.
, ;TRUE members and friends
served food and soft drinks from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A long line of pony riders
awaited their turns.
"For many of the riders it was
their first time having an
opportunity to ,pony up,"
"The children played games and
won prizes. Creative and .
educational games were a much-
enjoyed feature of the day.
Educational activities for adults
were also available, with free
materials available. A discussion
group of TRUE members and
attendees held several rounds of
'political talks' and great
observations. A good time was had
TRUE members extended
thanks to all who participated, and
to Winn-Dixie and Wal-Mart for
DAR hosts genealogy workshop
.-If you have ever wanted to
research your family's history but
didn't know how to get started, the
-Chapter Development Committee
,of the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR) will host a free
.workshop in Perry Saturday, Aug.
12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The %% workshop will be held at the
Taylor County Public Library,
located at 403 North Washington
The workshop will present a
general overview for people who
are just getting started in
genealogy. There will be individual
help for those who may have hit a
"brick wall" in their research.
Membership in the DAR is open
"* Please see page 3
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon., 7 p.m., main hangar at the Perry/Foley
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
: Community Center.
SOptimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
* Perry Lodge 123, F&AM:; first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 323: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe:
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and. fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Vogue XIII: first Mori., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
,. Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs.,
9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719
South Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 0:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
rTaylor County Soil & Water Board:
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.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7p.m., Jerkins Community Center. .
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: first
Thursday, 7 p.m., at 901 North Calhoun
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds,
Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
::second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
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 So.ciety 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.
Taylor Residents United for -the
Environment (TRUE): first Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
at Hampton Inn.
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:
noscheduled meetings in the month of July;
meetings resume Aug. 22, at 1 p.m.
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 Sunday,
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., andt
Saturday at noon. All meetings are held at
the St. James Episcopal Church library
located at 1100 West Green. Street in
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 Ladles
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
Thursday 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: news-
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B-2 Taco Times July 26, 2006
FOIA request reveals new
missile range information
In November 2004, I made a
Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA a law ensuring public
access to U.S. government records)
request, asking for all information
regarding the proposed Taylor
County bombing range. I asked for
all letters, documents, emails, etc.,
regarding the who, what, when and
where of this proposed big foot
print bombing range.
July 6th, 2006, I finally received
a box with about 6 inches of letter
size paper with the supposed
information I requested. When
making a FOIA request there is a
fee involved for the research and
copying which can be waived if the
requester promises to disseminate
the information upon receipt. I
promised I would share the
information with the public
through the media and Internet. I
was granted a fee waiver. The fee
amounted to over $116,280.15.
Lynn Kane the FOIA officer at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,
said they have over seven file.
cabinet drawers full of information
on the Taylor County bombing
All. this material had to be
reviewed to determine if any of it
could be disclosed. I received only
a partial request. The remaining
material is considered classified. ,
Part of the material consists of
clippings from the Perry News-
Herald and the Taco Times, the
Gainesville Sun, the North
Florida Daily News and other
Copies of all negative letters to
the editor were included. Email
groups and websites against the
bombing range where, also
The information included copies
of emails from the governor and
others with most of the information
blocked out. There are several
letters in the information from
SComments on the emails and
letters are also included.
Letters from residents of other
counties and news articles were
Much of the information was
duplicated. Information verified
was what Mr. Manclark had told
the' citizens at the Perry meeting,
the range was intended to be used
24/7 by every branch of the
military, including other nations. It
would be used for every kind of
futuristic bomb now and not yet
thought of yet. The plan was to
bury, the hazardous materials
onsite. Some jobs were planned-for
county citizens, mostly emergency
service personnel for accidents and
personnel, to bury the materials.
The site appears to have been
planned bigger than originally
planned. The maps are drawn to
cover from the Aucilla River, to
US98, to the original eastern
boundary to several miles out into
the Gulf of Mexico. Guidance
systems were planned for county
road 361. Jena was to be" the
instrumentation site. This bombing
range was to be a permanent
solution from 2005 forward. ':
There was a plan to test bomb at
. the proposed Taylor County
bombing range but with citizen
complaints from Taylor,: Levy,
Dixie, Lafayette, Suwannee and
other counties, they changed their
minds. It now appears they are
going use Avon Park as the big foot
print bombing range.
From the notes written on these
materials it appears a news
clipping service gathered all the
news articles and other information
and forwarded it on to Eglin Air
Force Base and Wright-Patterson
Most of the information received
is not what was requested.
Obviously there is a good deal
more information that they feel is
classified and not able to be
disclosed to the citizens of Taylor
County. There is a 20 day appeal
time regarding the information
received. I am sure if I appeal the
material received, I could get more
information similar to the time
frame it took to gather what we
received, by the year 2010.
Letters to the Editor
'Money should not overrule the laws'
Dear Editor: duties to uphold the law that Petersburg Times. Where are the
Re: Magnolia Bay developer established The Big Bend Sea Taylor County residents who have
letter published in Taco Times July Grass Preserve. Lifting out of .remained silent on this proposal to
5. context of this law ("for the benefit manipulate the environmental and
I have read the letter from the
developer of the proposed
Magnolia Bay Marina and Resort
sent to the Taco Times. The
developer said those individuals
whom wrote to your news paper,
about the environmental science
and development permitting
procedure, "are not familiar with
the procedures involved on such a
complex. permitting process."
Formal education in biology and
extensive experience in
environmental sciences of those
F letter writing individuals, and other
-z unbiased scientists, considerably
_ out weigh a developer whom said,
- "the qualified experts on our staff
far exceed those u riders' personal
opinions." The decision on
Magnolia Bay's two-mile-long
deep water channel and e\cavation
: of coastal marsh for a yacht basin
" will be decided by reliable proven
science and established laws for,
Protection of the Big Bend
. Seagrass Preserve, including our
' county commission, who are\
obligated to perform their sworn
of the people") is twisting the law
for private development and
destruction of environmental
protected lands and waters.
Politicians- and power moneN
should not overrule the laif s lo the
state legislature and federal
government. Once again our local
government and economic
development board is aeminpiing to
aid and encourage 'a developer
whom has a checkered past," as
previously reported by the St.
legislative laws for mthe oenenit oi
this developer? Taylor County
residents and visitors to our county
can enjoy great fishing and hunting
here at home because there are no
condominiums walling off the gulf.
What will happen to our fishing
and scalloping if we add a few
more hundred boats to an already
stressed fishery? Presently. there
are no four lane county highways
-'** Please see page 6
Taylor Elite thanks sponsors
for successful golf scramble
Taylor Elite Cheerleading hosted
our first annual golf scramble,
Saturday July 15, 2006, at Perry
Golf and Country Club. Our
scramble-consisted of 11 teams
with 29 bole sponsors, breakfast,
lunch prices, and trophies were
included to show our appreciation
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.
to everyone who volunteered their
time, contributions and support for
our cheerleaders, Our 'girls and
guys work very hard to represent
their town at competitions in a
positive manner, and to see the
support that this community gave
back to them was phenomenal. Our
scramble was a huge success and
we Would like to extend a heartfelt
thank you to everyone who made
First, thank you to the teams
who participated, without you this
would not have been possible:
CDI, Taylor Energy Center,
Timber Products, Beggs Funeral
Home, Fru-Con, Suwannee
Lumber, Cribbs and Sons,
Buckeye, T&R Marine, Andrews
Drugs, Citizens Bank and Forestry
Thank you to our hole sponsors
--without your contributions our
scramble would not have been as
successful: CDI, Taylor Energy
Center, Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union, Yarbrough
Tire, Big Top. Shelters, Huddle
House, Delta Land Surveyors,
Timberland Ford, Delbert's Lawn
Service, Oscar Howard III, P.A.,
Burns Funeral Home, Beggs
Funeral Home, Thomas Chevrolet,
Strickly Cellular, Ironwood
Homes, Jackson's Pharmacy, Dr.
Lamar Morgan, Goodman's,
Buckeye, McCray Surveying,
Kerry Puhl Lawn Works, Cashway,
Handy Rentals, Wayne and Cathy
Connell, Tuten Logging, "The hole
in the hall gang," Eagle's Nest,
Farm Bureau and Taylor
,-*+ Please see page 5
Up and down a lazy
river with me
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Sunday, I found the quietest place on
Monday, I was still smiling about it.
We took our average boat and our average
family to Williams Landing where for $5,
you can launch your vessel and gain access
to the majestic Gulf of Mexico or the
ambling shoreline of the Aucilla River
7Mandalay, you know, has been translated
to mean paradise, a mecca of beauty
promising nature's restorative healing.
Mandalay, you know, was aptly named.
I don't know if the river was so quiet on
Sunday because of the weather man's
predictions for rain, or if our beaches lure
the lion's share of human traffic away from
the rivers during scallop, season, but we
found more quiet on the Aucilla than we've
found in our lives in weeks. Maybe months.
Who knows, years?
I actually heard a butterfly 'glide by my
head, and I-didn't realize you could hear a
butterfly.. But we were floating this
river...tip-toeing, if you will, so as not to
startle the fish or disturb the birds.
We saw a manatee, of all things, and
wondered if he was lost. We saw an
alligator about the -size of our boat and
wondered if we were lost.
Actually, we were enjoying being lost,
winding through coves lined by tall seagrass
and framed by stands of cypress trees,
cedars, magnolias and pines.
I looked up and declared: "I want that lot."
The husband ignores much of my
dreaming, but this was a dream he could
embrace and he did. He agreed that this
corner of land--far removed from work and
worry-- would be a paradise, a mecca of
beauty promising nature's restorative
healing. Segments of a sea wall still remain
on this riverfront lot, and I'm sure someone
misses this retreat which has an admirable
view of the river, positioned toward the Gulf
of Mexico. At an earlier time, the lot had
surely been filled in and leveled to
accommodate a dwelling, but the trees on
its perimeter may have been there since the
"The federal government owns it," said the
husband, pointing toward a sign, mostly
hidden by overgrown cedar branches. Then
he added, "I'm sure if you ask nicely, they'll
let you have it back."
I hate it when dreams have no chance of
becoming reality. I'm just. not as good at
dreaming as some people are.
Up and down the lazy river, we proceeded
with that longed-for lot as our landmark. By
the time wve left on Sunday, I had mentally
designed' a house which would complement
the landscape and'had picked out the color
for the shutters.
When it's quiet, you have plenty of timeto
dream. To think. Or not to think.
We had. spent the previous weekend ofia
glorious vacation to Tennessee and a resort
which is .probably five-star in somebody's
book. It certainly was five-star in our book.
But there is something very comforting
about returning to the simple life. No
schedule. No meetings. Not even a watch.
We let the sun keep track of the time.
"What are the lyrics to that song about the
lazy river?" I asked the husband but I got no
response. I sang a few bars, while the gar
and mullet'jumped on all sides of the boat.
"Blue skies up above, everyone's in love..."
"Mama," I heard someone begging, "Please
So I continued, "Up a lazy river, how
happy we will be, up a lazy river with me.
We saw ospreys and their nests high atop
skinned tree trunks, and I considered how
well most birds do with their children. They
keep them close, feed them worms or fish
every day, let them listen to the ocean and
bask in the sun, and then when they deem
the time to be right, these parent-birds push
their young out and encourage them to soar.
Why do the rest of us struggle with this?
If you get too relaxed on the Aucilla River,
or any of the other regional rivers,- a
sturgeon will jump up and remind you bf
the dangers this life holds.
And several did. .
Or thunder will roar, and it did.
But you can always motor over to that
spot on the river--the one you'll never own--
and enjoy a picnic lunch underneath the
,palmetto fronds on a foundation someone
else leveled, in the shadow of a sign which
prohibits unauthorized picnics because this
spot is part of a wildlife refuge.
We didn't bother the wildlife, and it didn't
We didn't litter or otherwise misuse the
property, but as the storm clouds passed,
we did enjoy the refuge.
Then, again we went "up a lazy river where
the mullet run," "up a lazy river in the
noonday sun," "linger awhile in the shade of
a tree," "then throw away your troubles and
dream with me."
In the quiet.
Paradise just doesn't get any cheaper.
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B-3 The Taco Times Juy 28,2006
Live Oak Police Chief Nolan McLeod, president of the Florida
Police Chiefs Association, and association Executive Director
Aimee Mercer, present Perry Police Department (PPD) Chief
Wayne Putnal, center, a plaque commemorating his retirement
after 36 years of service.
:Help your pet
beat the heat
As temperatures sizzle in the 90s, Taylor County Animal Control offers
,these timely reminders for your four-legged friends:
:: It's summertime and living isn't always easy for our animal companions.
'Dogs and cats can suffer from the same heat-related problems that humans
-can--overheating, dehydration and even.sunburn--when the mercury rises.
-By taking these simple precautions, you can keep your animal companions
-happy and healthy in the hot weather.
* --Provide plenty of shade and cool, ..clean water for animals kept
outdoors. Also, make sure they have some type of shelter to get out of the
S--Never leave your animal alone in aIvehicle. Overheating can be fatal.
Even with the doors open, a parked automobile can become a furnace in
no time. If a person chooses to leave their pet in a closed vehicle, charges
of cruelty can be brought against them.
If your pet is showing signs of heatstroke or exhaustion, take him to your
Up for adoption this week: Lab mnix, blonde, male, has been neutered;
brother and sister, English bulldog mixes, current on all shots and the
female is spayed; mix breed, black puppies; and a white, gray and tortoise
shell colored kitten.
For more information, please contact your local animal shelter 838-
IF kA.O d 1. W.i vWJ k i_ .. Y
Registration for free
Continued from page 1
to any woman 18 or older who
- can prove "lineal, bloodline
descent from any ancestor who
'aided in achieving American
;The free workshop, is open to
anyone who is interested in
"For more information on this
event, please contact local
workshop coordinator Melba
Denmark at 584-8763 or
of an era'
CHIEF WAYNE PUTNAL
Continued from page 1
A shadow box was also
presented by the employees which
contained Putnal's badge, whistle,
PPD pin, three stars which he wore
on his uniform, along with his
department patch and shirt flag.
"It's truly the end of an era," said
Officer Manager Lavonne
Blanton. "We've been fortunate to
have someone with Chief Putnal's
knowledge and leadership abilities
to lead this department for so long.
It's not going to be easy to replace
him, but we hope that whoever
takes his place, keeps his legacy
going," she added:
Let a professional help!
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B-4 The TacoTimes July 26, 2006
Furniture For Sale: Floor lamp $20, Desk
Table $20, Chair- $10, Bedspread (King
or Double) $10, Headboard (Double) $20,
glass top coffee table $30, wall AC unit
6000 BTU $190. Stop by or call Best
Budget Inn at 850-584-6231.
Furniture for Sale; Couch $25, recliners &
chairs $15 each. Call 584-9659,
Sears Riding Lawn Mower 42" 3 years old.
15 1/2 horse. Call 838-6005.
For Sale: Washing Machine & Dryer come
by and see at 2530 Mixon Rd. or call 584-
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.for 60 days .13 cents a minute. Many
plans and phones to choose from. Call us
at 850-584-4551 GUARANTEED SALES
located at 6041 Beach Rd, Perry,
ITS NEVER TO EARLY TO START, SHOPPING
FOR THE PERFECT PROM DRESS. Two, size
small dresses. One form fitting purple -
$15, One cream color, halter neckline with
a flare starting at waist, matching dyeable
ize 7 shoe $25 (with shoes) Call 223-
2406 and leave message. Both like New!!
For Sale Casio Keyboard LK942V.
i onnects to your TV for Karaoke. Records
and has too many functions to list. 7
-nonths old. $150. Call 850-223-1697 ask
tocal Wild Flower Honey 6553 Beach Rd.
'Call 223-1745 or 843-2550. Ask for Chris
traftmatic Bed (electric) For Sale $500
1Cash. Call from 9 a.m. 9 p.m. 584-8752.
FOR SALE '05' Kazuma 150 cc; green,
auto reverse, & shift w/reverse. Asking
$1,000. 2 Cockatiels with Ig. cage. Lots of
S toys and big playland. Cage is 30x18x36.
tasking $300. Call 223-1053. leave
:For Sale By Owner Duplex Rental
S Property Good Investment Opportunity -
$ Both sides currently rented Asking 165K -
Serious Offers will be considered Call
.2 city lots behind PIZZA HUT, on
Iiagnolia street large live oak, fenced with
well, ready for your home, excellent buy!
$65,000. Call Jason Heartsfield @ 850-
843-0503. Nature Coast Inc.
9000 sq. ft. light commercial building
w/adjacent 2 B/B DWMH. Also have 3-10
acre tracts near Shady Grove. Call 838-
For Sale 3 bedroom 2 bath double wide
mobile home on 9 acres more or less. Call
Commercial Building for sale 13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Building. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner
2 ACRES JODY MORGAN NICELY WOODED
READY TO RENT. Bring your Mobile Home
or R.V., few lots available. PUBLIC BOAT
RAMP & KEATON BEACH very closely
Flexible terms. Call Anytime! 305-632-
5822 or 305-866-0460.
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
2800 SF 4 BR/2 Bth home on 1.8 ac. off
Paul Poppell Rd. w/enclosed patio,
beautiful sunroom, large attic storage,
fenced in backyard with inground pool.
g reat neighborhood! Excellent buy!
250,000. Call Jason Heartsfield @ 850-
843-0503. Nature Coast Inc.
Mobile Home/RV lot for rent $125 per
month. Water included. 850-567-1523.
7 19 7/28
Home for Ren t 3 bedil 1/2 bth nice
location; great neighborhood, new
,appliances, curtains, tile, newly .painted,
inside & out, large fenced yard, large shed,
close to schools. No Pets! $650 mth $900
security, total down $1550. Leave
message 352-429-2495 Call anytime.
Southern Villas of Perry!!
HUD Vouchers accepted, 1 and 2 bedroom
HC and non-HC accessible apartments.
Call 850-584-811f1'. TDD/TTY 711. 315
Puckett Rd. Perry, FL 32347. Equal
For rent 3 br/2 bth Double wide furnished,
included water $575 mo, Also available 3
br/1 bth, furnished include water $475 mo.
8 miles southwest of Madison off Hwy. 14
Large 3 bedroom house, central air & heat,
dishwasher, washer & dryer, yearly lease,
water furnished 1st last and sec. Deposit.
References required, $450 per month. 850-
For Rent 2 br/2 bth MH. No children or
pets. Responsible adults only, Proof of
income and references a must. $450
month + $450 deposit. Call 584-5832.
- 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.
iH Sun& Stars
Let us help you Realty,
reach for your dreams!
Your Personal .Service Specialists
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.
Commercial Building For Lease Down
town building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 850-584-4401.
What's in Your Wallet?
Is It Enough??
Dont You Deserve:
Super Pay & Benefits
Home Every Weekend
Run Southeast Only
Sign On Bonus
80% Drop & Hook
Immediate Rider Pro,
CDL/A 2 Yrs OTR
Call Today To Get Yours!l
Driver Dedicated Regional
Home EVERY Wkend
65% preloaded/ pretarped
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
Drivers & Contractors:
Home through the week!
Drop & Hook Loads!
CDL-A, 3 yrs exp.
Advent Christian Village
ARNP OR PA FT position to work in a
rural health clinic with MD and PA:
- unresirlted .-iorila-cleense required
Duties include 'nrc-aiiwelekend rtatfion
and back up lor long-term care residents
Benefits include health, dental, life,
disability, savings, AFLAC supplemental
policies, access to onsite daycare and
fitness facilities. EOE; Drug Free
Workplace, Criminal background checks
required. Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall,
10680 Dowling Park DriVe, Dowjing Park, -
FL; fax resume to (386) 658-5160; or visit
Wanted: Equipment mechanic,
experienced preferred construction & farm
equip. Apply in person. Swain Equipment
3691 Hwy. 19 Sth.
Bulova Technologies, LLC, a local
ordinance defense contractor is currently
seeking to fill a Quality Engineering
position. The ideal candidate would have
a B.S. Degree in an Engineering or related
field with a minimum of five (5) years
experience in a Quality /Process
Engineering related positions. PC literacy
is a must. Responsibilities will include the
development, implementation and auditing
of multiple quality disciplines including
Standard Operating procedures (lAW ISO
900 Series), Inspection plans, gage
requirements, SQC/SPC, material review,
supplier interface, auditing and corrective
action systems. We offer a competitive
wage and benefit package. Equal
Opportunity Employer. For confidential
consideration, send resume to:
Bulova Ordnance, LLC
125 SE Swisher Road
Mayo, FL 32066
For Sale 25' Century Boat $3500 Call 838-
$$$ DO YOU LIKE $$$ 1723
Do you want to travel to new and exciting 7/26-8/3
places? We are hiring 18-24 girls and guys
for a youth incentive program. Work & Kids 70CC 4-wheeler excellent condition.
Travel all major cities & Resort areas! $650. O.B.. 223-1952
NO experience needed, Paid training. 7/26-7/28
Transportation & lodging provided. $400- 2th trailed
$800 wk. Are you sharp. 18and over and 2 Yamaha VXR Waverunners with trailer
ready to go? Casual dress, Group travel, $2,800 Call Bo 223-1465
Bonuses, Pd. vacations! 7/21-7/26
Call 1-800-701-1442. Parents welcome at
Maintenance Position Competitive Small male AKC Maltese puppy $500,
Pay/ExceJlent benefits Actual field OBO. Call 584-2883 '
experience required, multi-family 7/26tfWFS
community. Call 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday
Friday. 850-584-6842. CKC Boston Terrier puppies $300. Call
Experienced housekeeper needed. 1 yr Old Green Ringneck Parrot & Cage
Dependable with reliable transportation is starting to talk $200 call 223-3173
a must. Please apply in person at 7/21-7/26
Steinhatchee Landing Resort, 203 Ry9and Puppies for sale- 3/4 Miniture Doberman
Circle, Steinhatchee, FL 32359. 352-498- Pincher, 1/4 Rat Terrier-- should not get
3513. over 12 Ibs. They look like Miniture
12/9tfnSL- Pinchers. Good little watch dogs and
family dogs. Located in Dowling Park.
Grounds Keeper full or part time to Good homes, only $75.00. Call 386-362-
maintain property grass, plants, etc., all 1954. Leave a message if no answer--we
tools furnished. Can Guarantee 40 hours. will get back to you.
Paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and
health insurance, Must be reliable and in Dachshund puppies miniature longhair
good health. Drug test required. Apply at and wire coats-health certificate. $300 up
Ware Oil & Supply, 2715 S. Byron Butler 838-3443.
Pkwy Perry, FL 32348. 7/19-8/11
Experienced convenience store manager
needed. Call Ware Oil at 584-6666 or fax Black & Ta
resume to 584-6339. Ware Oil is an equal
opportunity employer of drug free D o b e
7/7tfnWO. D o '
HELP WANTED Badcock Home Pminc
Furniture and More, Warehouse Delivery
person. Good license and must be 21. AKC Registered
6/2ltfnBC AKO Registerec
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY Needs Go
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES $3
County Administrator 365 561 $7.3 798 .
benefits venin s
Road Maintenance Tech $8.04/ hr. + Evenings
Planner- $34,777- $39,145 + benefits
Fire Fighter $10.78/hr + benefits = must
have. Florida FF certificate
Custodian 15 hrs., per week $6.49/hr. 5 GRADI I '
Entire job descriptions and requirements
can be viewed at www.libioinfo.com or
Taylor Employment Connections, 1702 S.
Jefferson St. Positions are open until P -85 547t
filled. Taylor County is an EOENP/Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.
* FT/PT Sales
a full line
sporting goods store
is opening soon in Perry.
to 2132 University Mall
Tampa, FL 33612.
Hibbett Sports conducts
Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
NO "DOUBLE TALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
NO GAMES WITH OUR PRICES!
Any New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up... PERIOD!
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Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps
No Down Payment for Landowners!
(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland .800-477-2492
Lost dog in vicinity of Bums Funeral Home
full grown ridge back. Call 584-7270.
Wanted ASAP trailer ready lot for long-term
rental. In or aboutPerry areda call 850-482-
LOOKING FOR UNWANTED
Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers,
Windows, AC Units, Working or
Non-working. Give me a call and
I'll pick it upI Call 843-0356.
Free pickup of junk cars/ trucks, farm.
equipment and abandoned or unwanted
vehicles. Top cash on all that run. Call
Power of the
-- 2 Years Old
5979 Potts Still Road
MOTIVATED SELLER -- BRING ALL OFFERS!!
Adorned with fruit trees, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath large
doublewide offers plenty of room for the growing family!!
Relax'on the'screened back porch, catch sun by the'pool
or cast a line in the stocked pond. Featuring an equipped
kitchen, dining room, living room with wood-burning'
fireplace, office, study, tv/play room perfect for kids, inside
utility, front porch, fenched backyard, barn and fenced field.
This home is a MUST SEE!
Call to view this GREAT property!!
Exercise your eyes. Exercise your brain.
Find a personal trainer.
Get in shape...
Just by reading the newspaper.
UP FRONT BONUS
WANT TO BE HOME AT NIGHT?
If you are looking for a great job that will allow
you to plan your activities well in advance...
just give us a call.
CALL 850-584-6666 ext. 402
WANT TO BUY
Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys
CalMakSu .elnd(5) 8-0 21i g soheesm~e
Fax (850) 223-2037 Cell (386) 590-0848
119 E. Green St. Suite 207-A Perry
REQUIREMENTS: CLASS A CDL
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!!
WE WILL TRAIN YOU
B-5 The Taco Times July 26, 2006
-ATMOIE (4m. SRICES
Ford F150 XLT 1998, V8, ext. cab $5000,
call 850-445-3907, power everything.
For Sale 1997 Chrysler Sebring
Convertible $4,500 Call 584-4257
evening, 584-7916 Day, 838-7998 Day.
(4) 285/16 Buckshot
mudgrip tires' very good shape $250
Bed mat for 2004 Chevreolet truck $50
Tool Box for full size truck $125
1995 Cadillac STS 4 dr exc. shape, ice
cold air, new tires, only 115,000 miles,
Candy Apple Red. Reduced to $3450,
O.B.O. Call 352-498-6644
1995 Chrysler Concorde, 4-dr, v-6, 3.5 liter-
engine, 1 owner vehicle w/low mileage,
47093 miles, new tires, new timing belt,
drives great w/AC, all power cruise control,
AM/FM stereo/CD player, leather seats.
Very good condition asking $4,000. Call
223-1688 For more information. If no
answer please leave message.
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
A 2 Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Tree trimming/ removal, dump truck
services. Call 584-6737.
Palm Trees Done Professionally! 20 year
experience, stump grinding, tree trimming,
Licensed & Insured. Call John at 850-672-
HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE!!!
TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket, Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-2027 #dr
LLC, Jeff Wilson Tile installation, Tile'
repair, re-grout, concrete coating. Call 838-
Licensed and Bonded
Commercial & Residential.
mowing, weed eating, shrubbery care,
Bush Hog Mowing, Dozer Work, Rake
Work, Land Clearing, Free Estimates. Call
Brenda & Teena's House Cleaning & Lawn
Mowing. Residential & Business. For
Free Estimate call 850-223-2477.
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message,
The Handyman experts LLC, honest work
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
PRESSURE WASHING. ,
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955
Patty's Household Services, Cooking
services also available at an additional
charge. 850-223-3907 or 850-559-0144.
VIOLET HILTON'S CLEANING SERVICE
LICENSED AND INSURED
Home, Business, parties, etc.., You will
see a difference! References available.
Work Guaranteed. Call 850-843-1112 (cell)
or for emergency cleaning call 850-584-
Whole Sale Transmissions used & rebuilt.
I also buy old transmissions for 'Cores.
850-843-2904, or 850-584-3193.
Receptionist, Float PRN
Receptionist/File Clerk, Part-Time
Certified Nurse Assistant, Part-Time
,Nuclear Medicine Tech, PRN
Ultrasound Tech, PRN
Emergency Medical Services:
"flight Paramedic, PRN
Registered Nurse, Full-Time 7A and 7P
Registered Nurse, PRN
Licensed Prctical Nurse, PRN
Licensed Practical, Nurse, Fulkl-Time, 7P
Drug Free Workplace Equal. Opportunity Employer
THE PEPSi BOTTLING GROUP
The Pepsi Bottling Group of Perry, FL is now
hiring for Field Service Technician. Please review
the detailed job descriptions and requirements,
listed on the website and apply online at
No phone calls please.
PBG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
SAt the Booking Desk
In the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial
Circuit In and for Taylor County, Florida
Case No. 06-441-CA
Carson Coakley and Margot Cookley.
Unknown heirs of Gladys Vero Cruce; All
,other parties claiming by, through,
under, or against Gladys Vera Cruce:;
and All unknown parties having or
claiming to have any right title, or interest
in the property described in this
Notice of Action
To: Unknown heirs of Gladys Vera
Cruce; All other parties claiming by
through, under, or against Gladys Vera
Cruce; and All Unknown parties having
or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property described in this
You are notified that an action to quiet
title to the following property in Taylor
Commence at the Southeast corner of
the Southwest 1/4 of Section 27,
Township 3 South, Range 7 East, and run
North 01 degree, 04 minutes, 08
seconds West 193.46 feet; thence run
South 01 degree, 04 minutes West
369.76 feet; thence run North 89
degrees, 56 minutes East 395.55 feet to
the center of Rocky Creek; thence run
Southwesterly along center of Rocky
Creek thru a chord bearing a distance
of South 82 degrees, 17 minutes, 08
seconds West 193.46 feet; thence run
South 01 degree, 04 minutes.West
369.76 feet; thence run North 89
degrees, 56 minutes, 42 seconds East
191.22 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Said parcel Is located In the Southwest
1/4 of Section 27, Township 3 South,
Range 7 East, and contains 1.5 acres,
Less and Except the South 30 feet for
road-right of way; Together with an
easement for Ingress and egress over
the following described property, to-wit:
Certain property to be used as road
right of way described as: 60 foot road
radius cul de sac at end of road. Said
right of way being 30 feet each side of
the following described centerline and
cul de sac being at end of said
centerline; Commence at the Southeast
corner of the Southwest 1/4 of Section
27, Township 3 South, Range 7 East, and
run North 89 degrees, 56 minutes, 43.
seconds East, along the section line (
bearing base), 50.0 feet to the Westerly.
right of way line of a county maintained
road; thence run Northeasterly along
.said right of way 204.4 feet to the Point
of Beginning of said centerline; thence
from sold Point of Beginning run South 89
degrees, 56 minutes, 42 seconds West
346.13 feet to end of said centerline
and the centerpoint of a 40 foot radius
cul de sac.
has been filed against you. You are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, If any, to it on Kimberly L King,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
Hayward & Grant, P.A.,.2121-G Killarney
Way, Tallahassee, FL 32309, within 30
days after the first publication of this
notice, and file the original with the clerk
of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's 'attorney or, Immediately,
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
:.. entered against you for the relief
demanded In the complaint or petition.
Dated July 3rd, 2006.
Ha n Annie tMae Mj,pr-'i
SA;, Clerk of rre Co.un
By- Marti Lavalle .,, ,
A ".Dep.,I Ci-er- -' -'- -
7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given, that the Taylor
Country Booia or Counr/. Crnommi,,roners
wie rc.id a c.uIc nearing M.onaa/,
August 7. 200 6 at 10 p rr. to rece.e
puoilc input anr, notify public or1 e 2007
Fornaa Communities Trust Forever Florla"
Grant cycle through the Department of
Co-.rmunrit' Affair- The Tovior Co.jnltv
Booia o ,l CommSsiconer' is 'SeeKirg
landowners inierie'ed in their properties
SD-ing consideSea for acaui.ition inrougn
the FoeIer Florida Program This
program tund, land acquisitions hicrh
eiii assist in ine pre3eialorlc',r o lonar ana
noh,.e nooraio ana!or ooinri; Cv nihtoricol
interest Coasiai areas ore or paoncuiar
j. Interest. Land acquired through the
program .wvin Decorne uojic. land and
Swill remain 1o for hMe Per Culr.'
interested parties must be willing to work:
wir rthrme guiaeinr.es of the.. Florida
Communities truit and r.:.gram
acquisition procedures interested
parties should be oreparea to give a
presentation and or,'openr, aescription
at this nearing 11 awardea a grant tre
lona acqausition process would not
begin until approwimatei,' January 2008.
rhe public heOainng will oe nela in the
county commission meeting roomnI Ola
Post Office Complex 201 E Green
S street, Perry Florida
All persons Interested in this matter
should De go.,err.ed by nlI. public
Aadinional Information ma/ De oDlained
(850) 838 35003 a1 9
Dared ins I8th dayv of July 2006 '
Board at Couri, Ccmmiiioners
7,'iQ 7/ 26
Notice is hereby given to Thomas Ray
'..Padgett Jr. and Nicole Lee Murphy.
Unless payment Is.made on 1991 Ford
VIN # 1FACP42XMFN115027 -vehicle will
be auctioned on the 15th of August at
9:00 a.m. at Larry's Tow & Re6overy.:
Notice. Is hereby given to Chamois
Chevet Wells Unless payment Is mode
on 1987 Pont VIN # 2G2AF51R6H9259675
vehicle will be auctioned on the 15th of
August at 9:00 a.m. at Lorry's Tow &
Notice Is hereby given to Scott Russell
Glen Tucker Unless payment.l Is made on
1991 OLDS YIN # 1G3HN54C8MH332507
vehicle will be auctioned on the 8th of
August at 9:00 a.m. at Larry's Tow &
Notice Is hereby given to Wendall
Thomas. Scofoeld Unless payment' is
made on 1989 OLDS VIN #
1G3CW54COK1348715 vehicle will be
auctioned on the 8th of August at 9:0C
a.m. at Larry's Tow & Recovery.
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL
There will be a meeting of the North
Ce l Florida Regionatlonning Council
on Thursday, July .27, 26. The meeting
will be held at The Sothering Cafe,
Branford, Florida. Dinner will start at 7:00,
. and the meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Editor's note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.
Ford Preston, 49, South Jenkins
Street, dealing in stolen property,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Charlene Louise Light, 18,
U.S. Hwy. 19 North, VOP (no
valid drivers license, taking deer
with light), Dep. Burford, TCSO.
Calvin Dank Johnson,'
'bWLS/R (knowingly), possession
of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Kelly,
Debra Hugger-Mango, 32, West
Spring Place, grand theft, Dep.,
Alec Scott Draher, 20,
Broadpoint Drive, Punta Gorda,
trespass, possession of cannabis
with intent to sell, possession of
alcohol by a person under 21, Ptl.
Jessie James Upshaw Jr., 27,
South Woodard Street, possession
of cocaine with intent to, sell,
possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell,
- escape, resisting without violence,
" VOP, Ptl. Kelly, PPD.
Robert V. Webb, 26, West
Leon Street, attaching tag not
assigned, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Steven Ray Alexander Jr., 20,
South Jody Morgan Grade,
possession of cannabis with intent,
to sell, trespass, possession of
alcohol by a person under 21, Ptl.
Shalonda Madena Abercrombie,
26, Stephens Street, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell,
resisting without violence, Ptl.
Reinaldo Blanco, 60, McKinley
Maddox Road, child abuse, Ptl.
Tonya Lynn Reeves, 32,
Magnolia Road, VOP (cheating),
Dep. Bowden, TCSO.
Carl Kenneth Thomley, 42, Hill
Road, battery, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Betty Sue Thomley, 53,
homeless, trespass after warning,
Sgt. Franklin, PPD.
Jose Lindolfo Domingo-
Martinez, 32, NW Old Fanning
Springs, Chiefland, no drivers
- license, tag attached-not assigned,
Trp. Smyrnios, FHP.
Michael Ryan Padgett, 19,
South Graham Street, theft,
cheating, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Melinda Jean Monroe, 43,
trespass after warning, violation of
injunction, Dep; Ricketson,
Golf Club, Ap.plebee's, Wild
Adventures, BCFCU, Nextel,^ ;
Prosys Information Systems,'
Timber. Products and 180-
Thanks to Burger King and:-
Hardee's Restaurant for the-:
breakfast, and thanks to Winn-n
Dixie for lunch. We really.-.
appreciated the donations, and our.
participants enjoyed them as well. -;-
Our final "thank you" goes out
to Marvin Brooks and Bobby
Edwards who both volunteered a
lot of time to help us get
organized and help fulfill our goal
of having a successful fund-raiser,
and for that we are, truly grateful.
Our sincerest thanks to our
Taylor Elite Cheerleading
Teams, Coaches, and Parents
Washers & Dryers
$100 & up
Location: Big Bend Buildings--
1700 S. Byron Butler Pkwy.
(next to Wilson's Bait & Tackle)
584-2260 or 843-0356.(cell)
Mon.-Fri. 9:00-5:30 Sat. 10:00-2:000
$5.00 for 25 words or less for the first run
and $3.00 for each edition thereafter.
(100 per word over 25 words)
Taco Times Mon. by 5:00 p.m.
Perry News-Herald Wed. by 5:00 p.m.
Dries in 3-4 hours
Continued from page B-2
Gymnastics, Cheerleading and
There were also so many
businesses in and out of our
community that donated prizes for
our scramble. Thanks to you all
because of this we were able to
accommodate all of our
participants: Southwood Golf
Club. Golden Eagle Country
Club, Wildwood Country Club,
Seminole Golf Club, Big Bend
Marine, Ace Hardware, Perry Auto
Supply, Sunny Honda,
Timberland Ford, Movie Gallery.
Radio Shack, Cribbs, Goodman's,
Mama's Italian, Keaton Beach
Marina, Golden Corral, Debbie's
Jewels, Chili's, CDI, UWS, Pizza
Hut, Chaparral, Hilaman Park
GULF COAST gA^ .
METAL S3' Wide
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B-6 Taco Times July 26, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Offshore fishing group
Gainesville club opposed Magnolia Bay
The Gainesville Offshore
Fishing Club (GOFC) is made up
of more than one hundred families
who enjoy saltwater recreation,
including fishing and scalloping.
We are conservation-minded,
believing that sound management
is the best way to preserve Florida's
fisheries. Because of-this, we are
closely associated. with several
other groups, notably the Coastal'
interested in the same goal.
We have been aware for some
time of the proposed Magnolia Bay
Marina and Resort (described in the
Gainesville Sun recently on July
8th) to be built in Taylor County.
After careful consideration, the
GOFC has decided to oppose this
project as very unsound. The
project's proposed channel through
the Big Bend Seagrass Preserve
would destroy more than 35 acres
of seagrass beds. These areas are
prime habitat for many of the fish
species that live in this part of
Florida, such as redfish and spotted
sea trout. The beds also serve as
-I"nurseries" for such offshore
species as grouper. Scallop season
Continued from page B-2
and resulting traffic, no over
crowded schools and overburdened
public services. Do the majority of
Taylor County residents think
hundreds of condominiums, hotels
and a six-foot-deep boat channel
two miles long through the Big
Bend Seagrass Preserve, with six
hundred boats a day capacity, in
the first construction phase of
development at Dekle Beach,;
won't begin destruction of what we
have left of Old Florida?
If you want to picture in your
mind how Dekle Beach will look if
this uncontrolled development is
allowed, ,drive down to Miami or
Tampa and spend the day.
Remember that developers build
their. condos, make their money
and. leave us with higher taxes,
noiluti-iin. traffic, crime and all the
other ugly non-beneficial baggage
that those South Florida' victims
I should know, as I worked for a
-developer and I lived there. A letter
writer wrote your. newspaper
saying he was not surprised about
has just started and scallops are
another notable species supported
by seagrass beds. Scalloping is a
very popular family activity and
brings needed revenue to our
coastal communities. The seagrass
bed mitigation proposed by the
Magnolia Bay developers sounds
like a very poor idea. Seagrasses
are difficult to establish under any
circumstances and to try to do that
in the grossly polluted area close to
the mouth of the Fenholloway
River would be very unlikely to
- The GOFC is also concerned that
Taylor County is unprepared to
deal with a development of this
size and complexity right on the
Gulf coast. We note that the few
present homes in that area are still
not all served by an adequate waste
water system and suspect that
adequate resources will not be
available to handle water and waste
water for this large a development
for some years, if ever. Given the
recent outbreak of Red Tides and
accompanying fish kills in the Big
Bend area, it is clear that we do not
want any more sewage .and
untreated water runoff going into
anything that was reported in the
St. Petersburg Times and the "far
left stands" they take along with
the "far out Tampa Tribune." This
kind of so called, conservative
statement is being worn out, to the
chagrin of progressive
President Theodore Roosevelt
was responsible for creating
Yellowstone National Park.
Senator Barry Goldwater and
Senator John McCain are
responsible for federal protection
of wilderness lands and native
Indians in the State of Arizona.
These men were and are
They were very courageous and
wise menx whom saw the great need
to protect these natural wonders of
God's creation. Liberals? I think
These leaders were true
conservatives that among other
duties preserved natural
environment (" for the benefit of
the,-people.") Wisdom does not
carry a political name tag.
Keaton and Dekle Beach
the Gulf. As more and more clam
"farming" is occurring as well as
oyster harvesting in area waters, it
is clear that extensive damage
could be done by a project with
poor water handling. The damage
would impact commercial as well
as recreational activities. A project
of this size would have to have
grocery stores, gas stations and so
on, near it, so the overall impact
would be even larger than just the
project itself. Tax revenues from
the proposed project would be
unlikely to completely fund the
needed infrastructure and Taylor
County citizens could well find
themselves facing higher taxes.
Finally, as Florida citizens as
well as GOFC members, we are
concerned that a large development
like this is proposed for a coastal
area that is one of the most
vulnerable to storm surges on the
Florida coast. The total proposed
project would involve over 3800
acres, much of which is presently
wetlands. Years ago, "Florida Real
Estate" was infamous for being
under water most of the time. A
period of fewer hurricanes per year
now appears to be over, and coastal
development must be handled very
carefully if it is not to result in
huge damages, damages which will
probably not be covered by
adequate insurance. Dredging and
filling coastal wetlands is surely
not the best way to prevent these
large, and expensive, damages.
Florida citizens don't need any
more increases in homeowners'
The GOFC would be glad to
discuss with the Magnolia Bay
developers what would be a
realistic project for this area. It is
not our intention to be against
development that is prudent, with a
minimal or zero negative impact on
the environment. At present the
Magnolia Bay proposal is not such
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