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S, acoi eapmImes


August 9, 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 32


Pipeline he


postponed


Sook-out benefits
WalkAmerica
ickets. are on sale now for the
.zllj "Rowdy Girl Cookout" in
of WalkAmerica, planned
ept. 8, at City Park.
cost ls $5 per dinner and
BBQO chicken with all the

>. are available at the
F'If Commerce.

T announces
Sroad closings
Florida Department of
at.in has announced the;
scheduled road closings:
-221:-One lane will be closed
.'Cypress Creek Bridge today
esday) and Thursday, from
y to 3 p n., for routine bridge
ance.
19: Daytime lane closures
me Thursday, Aug. 10, to
.the final layer of asphalt
..: the -Fenholloway River
i.and a. mile south of Salerh


M&G Club hosts
SpromAug. 25
Boifs & Girls Clubs of
.or County will host .their
f6rom'Friday, -Aug. 25, at. the,
ren ages five to-11 Will attend
Odiim from 7 to 9 p.m.:; ages 12 to
I attendd from 9 to 11 p,m.
.-,s theme is "A Black Tie
d the colors'are black, white
d. the dress is church attire
or sneakers--no exceptions.)
Vent is open to the public arnd
a re, on sale at local' cltb"
Q.t Children and adult .ticket

ore information, contact thq-
club at 584-2611; the
Park. club at 584-8448; or
action office at 838-2471' :

oyd sends
esentative
i"erof Congressman Allen
S. wi be visiting the Taylor
Ih the third Tuesday of every
I the people of Taylor County
.:;iOpportunity to personally
Si-s concerning them,.
,scheduled visit is Tuesday,
;from 9:30-11 a.m., at the
al Water and Sewer
aBeach Road}.

.about Three
Sivers Monday
isontatives from Three Rivers.
.Services will be at the Taylor
citizens Center Monday, Aug..
,inning at 10:30 a.m., to discuss.
ams offered through. Three.

.., for questions following the
o.n."

sday, Aug. 15, the centerwill
e Leon. County Judge Terry'
as guest speaker for an 11 a.m..
is, a Perry native, has been .a
the LeonCounty court system
S ral .years, and has authored L.,
p:'of mystery thrillers .with
.:and-around Ledn'Coun
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A state adnministrarjie la" ludu".
has postponed a No'.crnber hearinie
to re ie a pro:po-ed discl.u -.:
permit for Bucke',C until a federal
judge issues a linal order on
whether slate or ledeial
en\ ir,:nmentia] ollicials ha' e
luridiction o\e[ ithe pemnit
Stae Administrauixe La%% Ilude
Bra.u D E. Cantir noiitied paitle,
last \reek that the hearing iated
for No%. n-lu in1 Tjllaha'sec. .iouiild
be delay ed.
The Sierra Club tiled a la.t. -ult
last \ear acainis th-e i S


A plea of "not guilt)" as
entered into Circuit Court bN
Attorney\ Greg Parker on behalf oft
Charles E Hartsfield Jr., hv.ho is
charged v.ith t".o counts of DLiI
manslaughter, stemming from a
Ma\ 12 car crash whichh claimed
the loies oti t[o rmen.
A motion dal, has been set in the
case for Sept. 18. "ith a pre-trinal
hearing on Sept 25. A trial has been
tentati\el; set for the v.eek ot Oct.
23.
According to Florida Highv.a\
Parrol Parrol Homicide In%. Donnie


EBen if Steinhatchee \as filled
to a peak capacir, of more than
13,000 residents, the area could be
e% acuated in less than seven hours.
according to the North Central
Florida Regional Planning Council
i NCFRPC.i.
The Keaton and Dekle beach
areas could be evacuated e\en
quicker, \\ith 8.000 theoretical
residents able to get out in less than
two hours. NCFRPC says.
The report by NCFRPC. whichh
%kas released to the Taylor Countr
Commission last sseek, "as in
response to questions from the
state's Department of Community


Er,. iro-nimeiral Pi,.[ctiion -Vjenc'.
i EPA i .ll,. [!le [.le fedeirai auei-\
tlaic. t:1' rake hba the perlmTiiitii
autho ri, "then er the Florida
DE)partimernt o*f En. irormeni-al
Piot'-cLtion i DEP) J.id not correct
Ihe pe liot oohmn a 31i-d!.i',

DEP is-.ued a. dL.ift permnil iat
suiiimi tih-a wouldd allo BuJcke):e
to bull.J a 15-mile pipeline 1to
ieI1mo\e its irte.t[ed ettluent lIr''n the
iI e-'.' ale.ie porFIh..rin of the
Ferihollo:i. i\ Riter iiid depo'.it it
near. the mouth ''.'heic iti ,salt, and


PiUs. Hartslield'< 201ii1 Ford truck
iann off the north side of Hv-.. 27.
He then oseicoriected. sending the
truck into a spin. causing it to cross
the center line and sinke a small
oncoming car in the opposing lane.
The driver and a passenger in the
* car "%ere killed and the too other
passengers "ere airlifted.
Hartsfield. ,,.ho had onl minor
injuries. said in a sv orn taped
intern ic. at the scene that the car
had ",v. e\ed a fev,. times and
crossed the center line. He also
said that he steered to the right and


Affairs regarding e acuation utnim
and developable land along the
Tas lor Counti coast.
According to the report. the
theoretical populations %ere

Complete
evacuation of
beaches possible in
less than two hours

reached by subtracting wetlandss
from the total acre in those areas
and then multiplying the remairdin
land b\ the units per acre that are


l.i. c*v,.gen di charge '..ould hbe
le-. oft an issue
Sierra Club Atiorne', D,.i'. d
Bookhinder said in March that IU S
Di'tniit Judge Emmet G Sulli\an s
order renmo- ed pernitni authorilt,,
from DEP and re-eitablhhed it
%lith EP.A But state and ted-ra.i
en\ irinnmental officials, disputed
Bookbinder s claim.
The judge lust \,.ant. moei
inforniaion before he makes his
tinal ruling. EPA ;hares that
opinion. DEP Spokepersonr Jill
Johnson r, aid.


Work hard, play hard
Several Taylor County Elementary School students lake a break from their first week back to
the classroom to enjoy some time on the playground. "We work hard, and then we get to play
hard." said Principal Jan Walker.


The Perr. Cirt Council ill hold
the line on its current nillage rate,
keeping the tax set at 4 6675 mills
"This is good ne"s for cit\
residents \ho ha\e not seen an
increase in theur property\ \ alues--it
means their citl property ta\es \\ill
stay the same as last ear." Cit\
Finance Director Penn; Staffnev
said. adding that the tax \\ill
generate $1 million for the cit\.
Council members notedd to
accept the 4.6675 tentative millage
rate at their Jul; 25 meeting; the


tirt public hearimL on the tax \ ill
be held Tuesda,. Sept 12.
The council is also cunentl
retie\ingc a proposed budget for
the 200t -07 fiscal \ear. as
presented b% Cit'y ManaL'er Bob
Bro. n.
The proposed budget reflects
operating e\pense of $S.0's89.047
\ ith a projected income of
$8.6i)4.941.
Highliglhts include a three
percent salar increase for all
employees. as 'aell as some


wi"a struck by the car.' according to
Pills.
"Due to the sworn statement
gi\en hb Pitts while under oath.
and the strong odor of alcohol and
red ".ater\ ees still obvious two
hours after the crash as %%ell as the
deaths and serious injuries.
Hartsfield \.as placed under arrest
for DUil causing death to a human
and DUI causing serious bodily
injurN to another."
At firqt appearance. Hartsfield
"as placed under a $200.0i0i) bond,
whichh he posted May 15.


allowed 14 or 12 in Steinhatchee
and 20 in Keaton and Deklei
That number %\as then multiplied
by '15 percent, the amount of
people expected to evacuate if an
order is issued.
'1It ,as assumed that households
from the Stemhatchee/Jena area
%sould evacuate to Cross City and
households from the Dekle Beach
area wouldd evacuate to Pery.,' the
reports states.
Also assuming all lanes on the
road a;',s would be routed a" a\
from the coast, an estimated 2.830
Please see page 2


Buckeye's Michelle Curtis said
in March that her company was not
a party to the dispute.
"We understand that the judge
may have denied EPA's request to
dismiss a case that the Sierra Club
brought against EPA to require
them to take over responsibility for
Buckeye's NPDES permit from the
state of Florida. No decision was
made by the judge on the merits of
the case and no action was taken
affecting the current schedule for a
hearing on the permit in
November," Curtis said in March.


But all that changed last week:
"We expect the.ruling by the
federal judge on the authority
within the next several months.
Buckeye's preference was to
proceed with the Nov. 6 hearing.
"When the hearing is
rescheduled, Buckeye will be
ready to move forward," she said.
Linda Young, director .of the
Clean Water Network which filed
for the state administrative hearing,
said in March that she was pleased
'- Please see page 2


Suspect at-large


Convenience store


robbed at gunpoint

Police are looking for a man who they say Walked into the Star Mart
Store Saturday just after midnight, wielding a black semi-automatic pistol
and demanding money.
Perry Police Department Ptl. Lin Gray said officers were called to a
panic alarm and burglary in progress at the 1209 North Jefferson Street
store, "but found that it had not been broken into--it had been robbed."
The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) K-9 Off,
Larry "Cricket" Bailey and canine partner "Buddy" tracked the suspect to
an area on Calhoun Street, near Pimple Creek, "where it appears he got
into a vehicle and left the area," Gray said.
"Evidence from the scene is being processed and leads are being
followed up," Gray added.
The suspect is described as being a white male, 35-45 years old. He is
about 5'11" tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. with black and gray
salt. and pepper hair. He also appeared to be unshaven with gray facial hair,
according to the eyewitness report. .
Anyone with information, regarding the armed robbery suspect,, or
information on a suspicious vehicle in the area of Calhoun Street on
Saturday night around midnight, please call PPD at 584-5121. All callers
may remain anonymous.


he line' on property tax


$200.000 expected to be generated
b\ the ctN imnposing a ne\\ 10
percent gas utility\ ta\.
All ciit contributions to local
non-profit groups ha'e been
'zeroed out" in the proposed
budget.
Unlike previous \ears. Brown
noted. "a %ast amount of capital
outlay projects will be funded front
projected revenues rather than
reser es.'
According to Staffnev. the citi
\till 'absorb" increases for


employee health insurance costs
along with a 50 percent increase in
liability insurance costs,.
While in previous .years the city
council has faced proposed budgets
with projected deficits in the tens
of thousands, this year sees a
marked difference.
Among the contributing factors
to the balanced budget, Staffney
said, .was that "we have re-
evaluated every line item across-
the-board...from big things, to
little, we've taken a look at


everything with a fresh set of eyes
and have been able to see some -
salings. Positions have been
consolidated through attrition and
we are not proposing any new
positions for the coming year.
Like Councilman (Don) Cook
said, -we are striving for
efficiencies."
The first of two public hearings
on the proposed budget will also be
held Tuesday, Sept. 12. A final
budget -hearing will be held
Tuesday, Sept. 26.


Southerland declares

candidacy for school


board seat, district 1


Incumbent Mark Southerland
has announced his candidacy for
election to the Taylor County
School Board, District 1, seat he
has held since 2005.
Southerland was appointed to
the seat by Gov. Jeb Bush
following the death of school
board representative Shirley
Titus. .. ..
"I have been active with the
Taylor County school system for
_more than 25 years. During .this
time, I have contributed to many
efforts to establish better
classroom environments and
have supported the recruitment
of qualified teachers and
coaches to meet ,our children's
educational and recreational
needs," he said.
A lifelong resident of Taylor
County, Southerland and his
wife of.20 years, Dana Anderson
Southerland, have three
children: Drew, Beth and Ton, .
all who attend local schools.
.A 1979 graduate of TAylor
County High School,'
Southerland received a degree in ,
business administration from
Florida State University in 1985.
He has owned and operated
South House Furniture since
1985 and is a longtime spionsor',


of many local charities and
community organizations.
Southerland is alsp a past
president and current active
member of the Perry/Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors.
"I have, and will continue to
have, an 'open door policy for
which I will be available to
Please see page 2


Mark Southerland


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To DUI manslaughter


Hartsfield pleads 'not guilty'


How quickly could coast be


evacuated in an emergency?







A-2 The Taco Times August 9, 2006


Help sought for uninsured burn victim


Tragedy has struck .a Perry
family which is asking for help.
On July 22, best friends and
roommates Nansi Kelly Fields and
Christina Knowles, both 28, were
cooking and a pan of grease was
left on the stove.


The two at first saw smoke
billowing from the pan, but it
suddenly turned into rolling
flames. Knowles wrapped towels
around her hands and picked up the
pan and was headed to the back
door, with burning grease dripping


Candidate lists goals


SOUTHERLAND
Continued from page 1
listen to your grievances, answer
questions, take suggestions and
attempt to solve school-related
problems' or issues," Southerland
said. "My goal is to promote a
healthy and safe environment for


our children, as well as a 'common
sense' approach to the enforcement
of our district's discipline matrix."
He concluded, "I feel that I have
the knowledge and experience to
help _our children as a
representative on the Taylor
County School Board. I would
appreciate your vote Sept. 5."


Commission labels


report as 'favorable'


EVACUATE
Continued from page 1
vehicles per hour could, be
accommodated with traffic moving
at 26 mph.
: The county has been iii talks
with DCA for the past several
months following the department's
decision to find part of the county's
comprehensive plan "not in
compliance." At issue is the
allowable building densities in
land zoned mixed-used urban
development. The county's'
position is that it is 20 units per
acre; DCA says it's four units per
acre.
The commission traveled to
Tallahassee to talk with DCA
representatives, and while the
department did not back away ,
from its position, it did request
additional information orn
evacuation times after hearing that
up to 90 percent of the county's
coast is state owned.
At its next meeting, ,the


commission requested NCFRPC to
work on that information, and the
report released last week is the
result.
Commissioners discussed the
report at 'their board meeting
Monday night, calling it "very
favorable." They were upset,
however, to.hear that according to
the report's cover sheet, the
document had been transmitted to
DCA on Aug. 2.
The commission had requested
that NCFRPC present the
information to them before it being
sent to DCA. Commissioners
agreed to have County
Administrator Buddy Humphries
ask Scott Koons of the NCFRPC to
appear at their next meeting to
discuss the issue.
According to additional
information provided, Wakulla has
an estimated 22-hour hurricane
evacuation clearance time; Dixie
County is projected to require six
hours; and Franklin County, eight
hours'


GIANT ARD
IANH cdSALE


--oble s inle-Evn h- S igls


FRIDAY
August11


SATURDAY
August12


Oh! My!!! Come over and buy!!'
We are cleaning house!
Gigantic Yard Sale! It's All Gotta Go!
Appliances Microwaves :ecorator Accessories
S Furniture,' Beds *Carpet Paneling
Just to start with!,:
Look for the Giant Yellow Stri ed Tent

K4ILl~aifa


onto the carpet as she went.
When Fields opened the door for
her friend, the pan tilted, pouring
flaming grease onto her legs and
splashing onto Knowles' arms and
hands.
The women were transported to
the bum center at Shands
Jacksonville, but after assessment,
were sent to Shands Gainesville
Bum Center.
During the next few days, the
women went through many
procedures including surgery and
skin grafts.
"They went through extreme
pain, dressing changes, IVs and
whirlpool baths," according to
Field's mother, Debbie Porter, who
is also a nurse.
"Nansi could not move because
no pressure could be put on her
new grafts. On July 29, Nansi
stood for the first time since the
incident. She,took a few steps with
a walker and was given light
exercises to do. .
"On July 31, both were
discharged to return home," said
Porter. "Christina was blessed
enough to have an agency pick her
up to pay all her medical bills.
Nansi had Medicaid coverage,
which covered the hospital bill, but
we then found out that her dressing
change items, the ointment and
antibiotics were not covered.
"The bandages for the first few
days were around $400 and her
antibiotics for five days alone were
over $700. Home health is helping
Christina, but did not have space.
for Nansi. Again, a blessing that I
am a nurse and am: now taking care
of all her medical needs and the
needs of her three children.
"Neither will be able to work for
several months. Nansi's insurance,
will not cover her medical needs.'
They are in desperate need of some
additional help with these issues,"
said Porter.
."Nansi is burned from the knees
down, with the left leg being the.
most affected. Her donor site for
the grafts is from the top of her hip
to her knee, approximately six


inches wide on her left leg.
Approximately 11 percent of her
body is burned.
"Christina's bums are mainly to
her arms and hands, below the
elbow, with her right arm and hand
being the .most affected. Both
have additional grafts in other
areas.
"Nansi is able to take very small
steps with her walker and
assistance from another person, but
she is in much pain," said
Porter.
"We are asking the community
for help. We are not rich people and
the bills are mounting. The cost of
the items necessary for her
recovery is overwhelming and any
help that would be forthcoming
would be greatly appreciated.
"We're hometown people and
we're asking for hometown help,"
she added.
A special account has been set up
for help defray the cost of Field's
recovery. Anyone wishing to help,
may stop by Tree 'Capital Credit
Union.
"Any help to keep us above
water will be greatly appreciated,"
said Porter. "You never-know when
tragedy will strike one' 'of your

'Justice'e

sought in

federal court

PIPELINE
Continued from page 1
with the federal ruling.,
",Altholgh we were willing to
fight this permit at the Division of
Administrative Hearings, we knew
that there was no chance we could
get a fair hearing there and we
would eventually have to get it
into federal court where there is
still justice to be had for an
average citizen." she said.


family members."
Fields is the daughter of Debi
and John Porter, and Knowles is
the daughter of Barbara Knowles,


all of Perry.
Anyone wishing
Fields or Porter
223-1-273.


Need Cash for those





SUPPLIES?


PAY DAY LOANS!


Checks Cashed


PERRY
Winn Dixie Shopping Center

584-4850.


Sunday I Oam 4pm


Hours: Mon-Sat 9am 7pm


to contact
may call


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S eec t


Wiggins


'b~fYfiiU WlugyIgg :jkJ:j:


"RUNNING FOR OUR FUTURE"


PERSONAL INFORMATION: Born and Raised in Taylor County.
Son of Don & Martha Wiggins and Grandson of the late Joe & Sarah Yarbrough.
Married to Lori Cannon Wiggins and father of Denton. 7 months old.


Graduate of: Taylor County High School and Webber College, A.S. in Finance,
B.S. in Business Administration.


Member of First Baptist Church, Past President and Member of Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce, Past President and Member of Perry Optimist Club, Member of Taylor County
Development Authority, Board Member of Florida Junior Miss Scholarship Program, and
local businessman.


GOALS AS TAYLOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
To create a better working relationship between county government and the citizens.
Support youth programs and continued development on sports complex.
Make county government more proactive.
To entice new businesses to move to Taylor County.
To help existing businesses retain and employ more people.
To increase the infrastructure (i.e. police, fire protection, roads) in the county.


Your vote and support would be greatly appreciated!

Don't Forget to Vote on September 5, 2006 -- Democratic Primary
& November 7, 2006-- General Election. Remember Your Vote Counts!

PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT, PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY MARK WIGGINS, DEMOCRAT FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT II. -


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Beware of check scam


Law enforcement officials are
sending out warnings to the
community concerning a 'current
rash of fraudulent checks being
sent out to people saying they won
money.
.The problem is, according to
interim Police Chief Vem Clark,
the' checks are counterfeit.
S"We currently have over a dozen
people in this community who
ljave come forward after cashing
tffese checks," said Clark. "The
liank cashes the checks and about a
week later, the victims are
contacted with the bad news that
the checks are worthless."
SThe scams vary. Some of the
checks are sent to individuals with
instructions to cash them and


return a certain amount for
clearance and transfer fees.
"That way," said Clark, "the
sender receives legitimate money
and the person who cashed the
check is out whatever the amount
was.
"We want the public to use
caution and common sense. If you
did not play the Irish Lottery, for
instance, and suddenly there is a
check for several thousand dollars
in your mailbox from them saying
you are a winner--chances are--it's
a bad check."
Most of the checks explain to the
receiver that the money, usually for
two to three thousand dollars, is a
partial payment on money they
have won in some kind of


sweepstakes.
Clark pushed the point by
explaining that if you have not
entered any sweepstakes, "then it
stands to reason that you have not
really won any money.
"If you receive a suspicious
check, do not attempt to cash it
until it is verified as real," he
added.
"Most of these fraudulent checks
are coming in from out of the
country, so there's not a whole lot
that can be done about them if they
are cashed.
"The person cashing the checks
is responsible for paying the bank
back. If you receive one of these
checks, please contact PPD at 584-
5121," Clark said.


A-3 The Taco Times August 9, 2006


Registration underday for Camp Teen Woe-Be-Gone


Taylor County Big Bend
Hospice Family Support
Counselor John Peterson, MSW,
has announced that registration for
Camp Teen Woe-Be-Gone is
underway.
"This is a wonderful opportunity
for teens who have experienced a
loss to come together for a day that
can help them process their grief.
Space is limited, so don't delay,"
he said.
The camp session will be held
Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., at the Challenger Learning
Center in Tallahassee.
"What do grief and space travel
have in common? Teens ages 13-
18 who have experienced the
death of a loved one can find out at
this innovative, one-day grief
camp," Peterson said.
"The Caring Tree Program of


Big Bend Hospice invites teens
ages 13-18 who have experienced
the death of a loved one to enjoy
this special day of inner and outer
space exploration and expression.
Trained grief counselors and
volunteers will provide education
and support throughout the
day."
The Caring Tree Program of Big
Bend Hospice is once again
partnering with the Challenger
Learning Center to host this year's
Teen Woe-Be-Gone.
"Campers will launch into many
fun and educational activities
throughout the day including a
simulated space 'mission,' arts and
crafts, sharing circles and a time of
remembrance," Peterson said.
He added that campers may
encounter themes such as feelings
of grief, facing change, coping


with stress, confidence building.,
communication and teamwork.
Pre-registration is required since
space is limited to 30 campers. If'
transportation to Tallahassee is an
issue for teens in Taylor County,
special arrangements may be
available.
A light breakfast, snacks, lunch
and t-shirts will he b provided.
Teen Woe-Be-Gone is a free
community service of Big Bend
Hospice: however, donations .to
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gratefully accepted.
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Obituaries


- John T. Whitfield
E John T. "Grady" Whitfield, 73,
died Aug. 3, 2006, at his residence
ih Perry.
i He was a native and lifelong
resident of Taylor County. Mr.
Whitfield was a member of
lakesidee Baptist,Church and he
also served as a deacon at San
Pedro Baptist Church and Lakeside
0aptist iCfhurch. He worked as an
apliance repairman.
'; Survivors include: his wife of 51
years, Grace Whitfield of Perry; a
son, Larry Joe Whitfield of
Valdos't; Ga.; two daughters,
charlotte Walker of Perry and
Brenda Sanford of Yulee; two
Sisters, Hazel Parker of Perry and
,etty Connell of Live Oak; eight
grandchildren; three step-
grandchildren; three great
grandchildren; two step-great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
4nd nephews.
-'.Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m: at
lakeside Baptist Church with
Ste, en Ruff officiating. Interment
followed at New Hope Cemetery.
Family members received
-riends Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.
|t Joe P. Bums Funeral Home,
which was in charge of
arrangements.

Grace Leona
Killingsworth
SGr.ice Le:nj Killingsworth, 83,
iiedi_\uY. 4. 2001 ai her hone in
eerry.
I Mrs. Killingsworth was a nati,,e
of Silvercliff, Colo.. residing in
Colorado Springs, Colo., before
moving to' Perry 10 years ago.
3 She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Perry, as well as
a member of the Order of the
Eastern Star Perry Chapel #98 OES
and ihe Colorado Springs Order of
the Etiern Sta. .She was also a
past'"president of Veterans of
Foreigfi Wars Auxiliary.
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by one son, Austin Richard Tucker
of Colorado Springs; one daughter,
Eleanor Louise Grubbs of Perry;
10 grandchildren; 36 great
grandchildren; three great great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at First
Baptist Church at 10 a.m., with
interment following at Pisgah
Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Sunday, Aug. 6, from 5
until 8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Rome, which was in charge of
arrangements.

The Rev. Henry
Clay Mayer
The Rev. Henry Clay Mayer, 78,
of Lexington. Ky., husband of
Florence Gard Mayer (formerly of
Perry died Aug. 3, 2006.
,He was born Jan. 23, 1928, in
Galveston. Texas. He was a
captain and U.S. Air Force veteran
of the Korean War.
Mr. Mayer attended junior
college at New Mexico Military
Institute, studied at the University
of Houston, received, a BBA at
Southern Methodist Univeisity and
earned a Bachelor of Divinity at
the Episcopal Theological
Seminary in Kentucky.
The Rev. Mayer was canonically
a resident of the Diocese of Ft.
\Worth Texas. and c' as licensed in
the Diocese of Lexington, Ky. He
served the Episcopal Church at St.
John's in Versailles. Ky., St. Mary's
in Mliddlesboro. Ky., St. James in
Perr i1977-19S5), St. Mary's in
Hillsboro. Texas. and retired to
Lexington in 1991.
In the Diocese of Florida and the
: Diocese of Lexington, he served as
chaplain for the Order of the
Daughters of the King. He was an
associate priest of the Community
of the Transfiguration in Glendale,
:Ohio.


Funeral services were Tuesday,
Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. in St. John's
Episcopal Church in Versailles,
Ky., with the Bishop of Texas, Don
Wimberly, as celebrant.
The family received friends from
5 until 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7,
at Christ Church Cathedral in
Lexington and after 9:30 a.m. on
Aug. 8 at St. John's Church.
Memorials are suggested to
Christ Church Cathedral Legacy
Fund, 166 Market St., Lexington,
KY 40504, or to St. John's
Episcopal Church Memorial Fund,
210 N. Main St., Versailles, KY
40383 or to Hospice of the
Bluegrass, 2312 Aleiandria Dr.,
Lexington, KY 40504.
Blackburn & Ward Funeral
Home, located at 161 Broadway in
Versailles, was in charge of
arrangements.

John Albert Morgan
John Albert Morgan, 78, died
Aug. 2, 2006, at his residence in
Perry. He was born in
Gloversville, N.Y., and moved to
Perry from Mayfield, N.Y., some
17 years ago.
Mr. Morgan was a veteran of
World War II and the Korean War,
having served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include: a son, John
A. Morgan of Lexington, Ky.; two
daughters, Shelly ,Davis of
Eclectic, Ala., and Helena Morgan
of Lexington, Ky.; four brothers,
Bruce ,Morgan, Timothy Morgan,
Bill Morgan and Stan Morgan; a
sister, Lillian Wilcox; two'
grandchildren; one great,
grandchild; and ,a host of nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11
a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, at Joe P.
SBur)s Funeral Home which was in
charge of arrangements.
Interment followed in Pineview
Memorial Gardens.
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Whatley, Bain to marry at Steinhatchee Landing


Barry and Tracy Whatley of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Nicole, to Jeremy Bain, the son of Suzan Murphy-Bain of Perry
and Don Bain of Dublin, Va.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Florida State University and teaches
fifth grade at Taylor County Elementary School.
She is the" granddaughter of Marion Whatley of Greenwood, S.C., and
the late Katherine Whatley, Charles Stevens of Haverhill, Mass., and the
late Talatha Stevens-McGaha who lived in Honea Path, S.C.
The groom-to-be is employed as an engineer for Culpepper


Tommy Mitchell Edwards Jr., Melissa Faye Fouche

Fouche-Edwards wedding

planned for September 16
Marsha and Don Parker, and Robbie Fouche, all of Perry, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Melissa Faye Fouche, to Tommy Mitchell
Edwards Jr. of Perry, the son of Sandy and Chip Alexander of Tallahassee,
and Tommy and Lisa Edwards of Perry.
The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School;
currently employed with DLP Compressors, Inc. She is the
granddaughter of Fred and Amy Cope, Curtis. and Faye Baxter, Paul and:
Connie Fouche, all of Perry. Her great grandparents are Florine Cope and'
the late George "Dee" Cope.
The prospective groom, a 2004 graduate of Taylor Technical Insitute, is
employed with Aluminum Marine Products. He is the grandson of Jean
Edwards of Perry, the late Shelton Edwards, Helen Leite of Tallahassee,
Malcolm and Penny Leite of Crystal River. His great grandmother is
Corine Bishop of Perry.
A Sept. 16, 2006, ceremony will unite the couple at 6 p.m. in Lakeside
Baptist Church. A reception will follow, at the Perry Elks Lodge at 7
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Ebony Pigford and Docquina Oliver remind friends and relatives of their
wedding on Aug. 12, ,2006, at 4 p.m in Mt. Olive MiNisionar Baptist
Church. A reception will follow at the Perry Men's Club.


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He is the grandson of Wahda Willis of Perry, the late Jack Willis, the
late Everett Murphy Jr. of Perry, and the late Charles and Beulah Bain
who were residents of Dublin, Va.
A Nov. 18, 2006, wedding is planned at 5 p.m. at Steinhatchee Landing
Resort. Formal invitations will be issued to out-of-town guests; friends
and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend.

'Mini' class reunion set for

Saturday at Hot Dog Stand
The Class of 1968 for Taylor County High School is having a mini
reunion at the Keaton Beach Hot Dog Stand on Saturday; Aug. 12, at 6
p.m. Everyone is invited to come.
The meal will be "Dutch treat" but class members, who don't wish to
eat, are still encouraged to "come and visit!"

December wedding will

unite Neel, Stringfellow
Carrie Cone of Greenville and David Neel of Three Rivers, Mich.,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Lee Neel, to Fredrick
"Ricky" Stringfellow Jr. of Perry.
The prospective groom is the son of Fredrick and Rhonda Stringfellow
Sr. of Perry and Shermane Woods of Perry. Local grandparents include
Billy Woods of Perry and the late D.W. and Bessie Cone of Greenville.
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Swearingen graduated from Taylor County High School and then
Florida State University. She currently teaches second grade at Garrison
Pilcher Elementary in Thomasville, Ga.
She is the wife of Tony Swearingen, whose parents are Rick and Vivian
Swearingen of Perry. She has three children: Brendon, Kailey and Ryan.
Her parents are Jack and Myrna Archer of Perry, and her sister is Cindy
Keller of Lake City. .

Parker heads to Kansas

Thomas Allen Parker Jr., a
former resident of Taylor County,
recently graduated from Lafayette
High School and was awarded a
four-year academic/football
scholarship to Sterling College in
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Parker, who was awarded the
Golden Helmet for top athlete of
the year, played football in grades
J. 8-12. He was a wide receiver,
who also punted, played special
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A-5 The Taco Times August 9, 2006


Dear Citizens of Taylor County,

Thank you for allowing me to serve as
your County Judge for.soon to be 22 years.

During the terms I have served as your
County Judge I have conducted myself in
a FAIR, HONEST and IMPARTIAL
manner.

During the time I have served as your
Judge I have never made any ruling based
on personal prejudice or bias against any
person.

Every ruling I have made has been based upon the law and the facts
as they were presented to me, favoring no person over the other.

I also serve as an Acting Circuit Judge in this county hearing cases
almost daily. I have also served as an Acting Circuit Judge in every
county in the Third Circuit. I:have been FAIR, HONEST and
IMPARTIAL in those duties as well.

In 1.984 when I just asked you to elect me as your County Judge, I
made a pledge to you to be FAITHFUL and IMPARTIAL as your
judge.

I HAVE KEPT MY PLEDGE!

The only obligation I incurred then was to earn your trust. The only
obligation I will incur now is to keep that TRUST.

The oath of office I took in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000 is
sacred to me, as is the trust of you, the citizens of Taylor County.

I have never betrayed that trust nor compromised my integrity for
political reasons, and J.WILL NEVER DO SO.


I have never used my office for personal gain nor have I ever used-
Smyposition to intimidate, coerce or force any citizens to do anything
for my personal benefit. .

I have now personally visited over 4,200 homes in this county and

'will continue in my attempts to visit you personally. Words cannot
express the heartfelt gratitude to thousands of you who have encouraged
me in my re-election campaign and the hundreds of you who have -
requested my campaign signs and given me permission to place signs at
your homes and businesses.

Should I not be able to see you personally please accept this as my
humble request for your vote.

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A-6 The Taco


Times August 9, 2006


Kick-off Classic is Aug. 18


Dirty 30 is down to 24


The Taylor County High
football, recently dubbed the "dirty
O0" are now down to 24 players
following last week's two-a-day
,.practice sessions.
F Coach Price Harris said several
:new players didn't make it through
gthe heavy conditioning last week
*but he still has his core group.
"We lost several, mostly new
gguys, plus we had a couple of
injuries but nothing major," the
coach said.
But Harris said he was quite
Pleased with the amount of work
shis team got done as 'they
transitioned into after school
practice sessions this week.,
"Our guys are getting more and
.i more physical each day. That. off-
season work in the weight room is
really starting to pay off," he said.
While Harris is pleased with the
work of his team overall, several
Players have been pleasant
surprises to him and his staff.
He specifically mentioned Jarvis
McGrew, Tyler Jenkins, Ethan
| Young and Chad Ellis.
"Jarvis (McGrew) has really
o started to impress us and Tyler
Jenkins had a great first week.
Ethan Young is getting after it at
tight end and Chad Ellis (4.4, 40-
yard dash) is really starting to
utilize his speed," the coach said.
The Bulldo e will continue
prjacice this %.cAk before getting
prepared for the upcoming kickoff
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The regular sea.on v. ll kickoff
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will be the first of three road trips
for ,the Bulldogs before their home
opener on Sept. 23 against
Vernon.


Taylor County will only play
four home games this season and
will be out of town on six Friday
nights.


2006 TCHS Varsity

Football Schedule
Date Opponent- Site Time/Result
Aug. 18 Pre-Season Classic Home 7:00 p.m.
Auq. 25 Chipley Away 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 1 Chiles Away 7:00 .p.m.
Sept. 8 Marianna Away 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 23 Vernon Home 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 29 Madison Home 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 6 East Gadsden Away 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 Dixie County Away 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 20 NFCC Home 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 27 Fort White Away 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 3 Jefferson County Home 7:00 p.m.
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Lewis will .speak at Christian Tabernacle Wednesday through Friday,
Aug. 9-11, at 7 p.m. Elders Chester and Carolyn Demps invite the
community to hear this speaker's "great insights on the Kingdom of God
arid God's people being aligned in preparation to reach the world and
welcome the return of the Savior."
For more information on Lewis' ministry, please visit
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Athena Baptist Church will celebrate its 109th Homecoming on Sunday,
Aug. 13, and everyone is invited to join the congregation for this special
celebration. "Crimson Flow" will sing at 10:30 a.m., followed by a
message from the Rev. Harold Reams. After services, dinner will be served
in the fellowship hall. The Rev. David McMullen is pastor of the church.
Male choir performs here Aug. 20
The Bright Side Gospel Male Choir will perform in Perry on Sunday,
Aug. 20, in St. Peter's Primitive Baptist Church at 5 p.m. Everyone is
invited to attend. Elder Chester Davis serves as pastor.
Church, pastor's anniversary planned
Perry Church of God will celebrate its church and pastor's anniversary on
Sunday, Aug. 13, at 10:45 a.m. This will be the church's 93rd anniversary
(organized in 1913) and the two-year anniversary of Pastor and Mrs.
Robert Kirkland and their sons, Benjamin and Daniel.
Special music will be provided by Brenda Kirkland who, at the
beginning of the year, recorded a new gospel CD entitled "Heartfelt" in
Nashville, Tenn.
Pastor Kirkland and the congregation invite the community to celebrate
this special occasion with them. Lunch will be served following morning

Choir to observe anniversary


By B.D. WILLIAMS
"Blessings everywhere"
When life starts to get you down,
smile away that gloomy frown. If
you stumble now and then, get
right up and start again.
You can have a sunny day even if
the clouds are gray, it all depends
upon- your view which way the
world appears to you.
When you're tired of phony folks,
check your wheels and mend your
spokes. Get your wagon rolling
where hearts are warm and people
care.
Waste not hours months and
years on bitterness and foolish
tears. You're fashioned from a
master plan, designed when God
created man.
. There is more to you than meets
the eye, you only fail if you never
try. Make your life a microscope to
magnify each and every hope.
Square your shoulders, lift your
chin, toss your troubles to the
wind, and the blessings you receive
even you will not believe.
Antioch M.B. Church Senior
Choir will have its anniversary
service Friday night. Also, The
Bright Side Gospel Male Choir
will perform in Perry Sunday, Aug.


20, in St. Peter's Primitive Baptist
Church at 5 p.m. A citywide
invitation is extended to both
functions.
The many friends of the city
wish' to extend their deepest
heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Erie
Jones and family in the loss of her
loved one, her nephew Mr. Ezekiel
Griffin, who passed recently in
Tallahassee hospital. May we say
to you "Look to the hills from
whence cometh your help; God
will take care of you."


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worship, "featuring recipes by the area's best cooks," Kirkland said.
The church is located at 1106 S. Center St. For more information, please
call 584-4902 or 584-2010.

Presbyterians kick off new Sunday School year
Rally Day will kick off the new Sunday School year on Sunday, Aug. 13,
at the First Presbyterian Church on Plantation Road. Pastor Larry D. Neal
encourages everyone to gather at 9:30 a.n for a potluck breakfast which
will be shared at 9:45 a.m. Class offerings for the coming year will then
be showcased.
Questions? Please call the church office at 584-3826.

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Musical 'extravaganza' for pastors
Pastors' appreciation for Glorious Rain Church of God of Prophecy will
kick off with a musical extravaganza on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. :
Then on Sunday, at 11 a.m., an appreciation service will be led'by
Minister Kelvin Ellis of Tallahassee. Dinner will be served.
At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Minister Ranata Hughes will lead services.- A
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WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? No.14

KINGDOM COME
By Bill Blue
In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus gave his disciples a model prayer .that.
included the following request, "Thy kingdom come" (Matt. 6:10). Was
this request fulfilled? What would Jesus say? .....
THE TIME OF GOD'S KINGDOM WAS FULFILLED IN THE FIRST
CENTURY. John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. "In those
days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and
saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" (Matt. 3:1-2).
"Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the.
gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and
the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel" (Mark-.
1:14-15).
When Jesus said that "the time is fulfilled," He was saying that the-
time of the prophecies of God's kingdom had come. In Daniel 2, Daniel-
interprets a dream for King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. He tells, the
king about an image the king dreamed about (Dan. 2:31-35), and explains
that the four parts of the image relate to four kingdoms (Dan. 2:37-40),
andthat a great stone, which crushes the image relates to a fifth kingdom
(Dan. 2:34-35, 44-45).
Daniel explains that the first kingdom is Babylon (Dan. 2:37-38), and
that the second kingdom will follow after Babylon. Daniel- sees the
next kingdom when the Medo-Persian empire defeats Babylon (Dan.
5:30-31). In chapter 8, the second and third kingdoms are identified as
the Medo-Persian and Greek empires (Dan. 8:20-21).
The identity of the fourth kingdom is not revealed by prophecy, but
through history we knov. that Rome was the next world empire. Daniel
,said that. 2in the days of these kings [the fourth kingdom] the God of
'i'"ee "(if'l 'set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed.,.. and it
shall stand forever" Dan. 2:44), Rome was in power when Christ said,:
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand" (Mark 1:15).
Daniel also tells King Nebuchadnezzar that God "has made known to:
King Nebuchadnezzar % hat will be in the latter days" (Dan. 2:28). Isaiah
and Nlicah sa\ "in the latter days the mountain of the Lord s house shall
be established" lsa. 2:2; Micah 4:1). On the Pentecost following Christ's
resurrection. Peter quoted Joel 2:2&and said that he (Peter) was now in
the "last days" (Acts 2:16-17). The church began that day (Acts 2:47})
THE COMING OF GOD'S KINGDOM WAS WITNESSED WITH-
PO\\ER. During His ministry, Jesus said that "there are some standing
here %%ho will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present
with po'\ er" (Mark 9:1 ). Thus, some living in Jesus'day would live tor
see the beginning of God's kingdom. .=-
7--
After His resurrection. Jesus instructed His apostles, "Behold, I send
the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem
until you are endued with power from on high" (Luke 24;49). Luke
continues this narrative in Acts 1:4-8:
4And being assembled together with them [the apostles], He
commanded them not to'depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for. the
Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; 5for
John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy
Spirit not many days from now."
6Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Himr-,
saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" 'And P
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the
Father has put in His own authority. 'But you shall receive power when:
the Holy Spirit has come upon you...."
The apostles received this power and the baptism of the Holy Spirit in
Jerusalem on Pentecost (Acts 2:1-17) at the place and time as foretold
by prophets (Dan. 2; Isa. 2; Micah 4)., Thus, not only did the kingdom
of God come with power as foretold by Jesus (Luke 24:49; Acts :8),
but the beginning of the kingdom was also the beginning of the fI 's
church. "And the Lord added to the church daily those who were iftg
saved" (Acts 2:47).
Like Peter, John also said that the kingdom was present in the First:
Century when he wrote, "I, John, both your brother and companion in
the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ...(Rev.- l ).
Daniel, John the Baptist, Jesus, Peter and John all agree on the beginning
kingdom of God.
CHRIST IS KING. Prior to His crucifixion, Jesus told Pilate three
things: (1) That He is a king; (2) That He has a kingdom; and (3) That
His kingdom is "not of this world" (John 18:33-37). Notice that irnHis
answers to Pilate's questions, Jesus does not say that He "will be kdig,"
but rather, "You say rightly that I am a king" (John 18:37). Following
His resurrection, Jesus said, "All authority has been given to Me in
heaven and on earth" (Matt. 28:18). Only the King can have this
authority.
CHRIST'S KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD. When speaking
to Pilate, Jesus did not deny that He has a kingdom, but said, "My
kingdom is not of this world" (John 18:36). Christ's kingdonris a
spiritual kingdom, and Christ has set forth the requirements for
citizenship, "unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of
God [...] unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter.the
kingdom of God" (John 3:3, 5). "Unless you are converted and become,
as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven".
(Matt. 18:3). :::
God's kingdom has come. Are you a citizen of His kingdom?


This article is reprinted online at http://www.bibleweb.com.


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Obituaries


(Continued from page 3)
William Craft Sr.
William "Bill" Craft Sr., 70, died
Aug. 3, 2006, at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital in Perry.
-A native of Evansville, Ind., he
wa-s the son of the late Walter J.
Craft and Elsie Marie (Willis)
Craft. He had lived in Perry since
1985, moving here from Naples.
He.-was owner/operator of B&B
Sanitation and owner/operator of
Bill Craft Construction & Craft
Industries.
:Mr. Craft served as chairman of
the board of Taylor County Senior
Services for six years, and was
listed in Who's Who in America.
He was a member of the Apostolic
Assembly where he served as
secretary/treasurer and elder. He
was predeceased by two brothers,


Walter "Bud" Craft and Jack W.
Craft; four sisters, Lorraine
Grieulich, Betty J. Roedel, Sue
Bollinger and Emma Droege.
His wife of 49 years, Bettye
Craft, survives him. Other
survivors include: two sons,
William "Bill" Craft Jr. of Tampa
and Bruce Wayne Craft of Perry;
one daughter, Beverly Craft of
Pembroke Pines; six grandchildren;
two great grandchildren; and a host
of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2
p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the
Apostolic Assembly with Pastor
Jeff Bryson officiating. Interment
followed at Pineview Memorial
Gardens.
Family members received friends
Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Joe P.
Bums Funeral Home which was in
charge of arrangements.


For academics, football

Parker will leave for

Kansas next month
PARKER
Continued from page 5
sophomore and junior years.
Parker is the son of Thomas and Terrie Parker, and he has one brother,
Chris. His grandparents are Buddy and Dot Parker of Keaton Beach,
Charles and Ranae Blitch of Perry.
He has been employed with Winn-Dixie in Perry as a cashier for three
years, and also coached Special Olympic teams here.
During high school he was named in Who's Who and selected for
membership in the National Honor Society for four years. He was chosen
the "Most Athletic" senior in his class.
He earned the Rotary scholarship, the Salina Pearson Award &
Scholarship, and the Beast Fest Scholarship.
Parker, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, will be leaving this month to begin his academic/football career in
Kansas.


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Poker Run raises $1,400 for Veterans Memorial Park


Celebrating the spirit of
freedom, and in honor of those
who have fought in freedom's
name, dozens of bikers took part in
a Poker Run benefiting Veterans
Memorial Park.
Hosted by the Perry Elks Lodge
in cooperation with Nature Coast
Inc., the July 22 event raised


In a ceremony held at the Nimitz
MacArthur Pacific Command
Center, aboard the Marine Base of
Camp H. M. Smith, in Honolulu,
Hawaii, Colonel Steven S.
Simpson, United States Marine
Corps, was. awarded the Defense
Superior Service Medal (DSSM).
According to the military, "the
DSSM is typically only given to
general officers, officers of flag
rank or to those senior officers in a
joint service command who
have singularly distinguished
themselves, having excelled in a
position of great responsibility and
who have had a significant impact
on the success of the Department
of Defense and the United States
of America."
The- medal was awarded b-l the
chiainftr of thi Joint Chieft of'
Staff, General Peter Pace, USMNC,
for the Secretary of Defense..
It, was presented for the
Commander of the United States
Pacific 'Command, Admiral
William J. Fallon, USN,. at the
ceremony by the USPACOM
Deputy Commander, Lieutenant


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Co. .
Col. Steven S. ',. ,'


Col. Steven S, Simpson


CIVIC GROUPS
AARP: hat Wea, 10 am at AMVETS
Rst #20 bfldirg (2499 Wcds Ceek

Civil Air Patrol (CAP): sa-larid fucthm
Mi., 7pm, mna mgr at hs e2ay/Etiy
Kiwanis Club:, wei-saays, r=n,
JCea's uSin Set acf.
MainStreet Perry: a fit y f each
noth, a2y/Tay2lr CGrCy Ciar of
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NAACP: firardy, 5pmx, atJatidr
Ctmunity cater.
Optimist Club: Th-s., rrmatdja"s
rafin a-Rt Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: thxlwetsai y,
10 am
Perry ;Elks Lodge: sam-dr tid a-d
faith TUesa', Rpm
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: f5iatadte-d
MirAyic, 7:30 pm
Perry Lodge #187: fthat ad-i hdWa,
7 pm, Miarc faHll.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: nets fihat
ad thidi Myr nimjts, 7:30 pm.
Perry Shrine Club: fith Thi m.,
7pam. (clubil'h .cn aitrtnRl).
Perry Woman's'Club: seoarl wd,
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Rotary Club: TUBs., rmn at JoyE's


$1,343. The Elks Lodge donated an
additional $57 to make it an even
$1,400 contribution, co-organizer
Wendy Slaughter said.
The ride started at 10 a.m., at the
Elks Lodge, and included a stop at
the memorial park construction site
on Jeffersin Street. The route then
took riders 58 miles through the


General Daniel Leaf, USAF, who
officiated.
Col. Simpson has been assigned
to the Headquarters of the United
States Pacific Command
(USPACOM) since the summer of
2003 and served first as the
Primary Exercise Action Officer
for the exercise TERMINAL
FURY, which remains the largest
computer simulated exercise in the
world.
He then served both as the
branch chief of the Joint Exercise
Branch and as the chief of the
Exercise Division.
During this past year he has
served as the deputy director of the
USPACOM J7, exercises and'
training directorate and was
responsible for the planning and
exei-FCtn o-rfal-rnited States War--
Plan related and Theater Security
Cooperation. joint and combined
exercises in the Pacific Region.
Sirmpso-n has served in a number
of other high level staff positions;
as the G5, assistant chief of staff
for plans and policy at Marine
Forces Central Command and as
the. assiant deputy.chief of staff,
G3 Operations at 2nd Marine
aircraftt \Wing. prior to his
assinmnent to 'U.S. Pacific
Command.
He is b. trade a Marine Corps
helicopter pilot and has served in,
various and sundry billets within a
number of Marine Corps
squadrons and has. completed
numerous deployments throughout
Asia, Africa, the Middle East,
Europe and the Mediterranean
during his 24 years of service.
'.Most notably he has served as
the6 aircraft maintenance .officer,
director of safety and
standardization, a squadron
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Taylor County Leadership Council:
smard ad furf i Fricd, 7 pm, Jamdrm
O imunity CatEr'.
Vogue XIII: thatiMn., 7-30pn. Call 34-
2404.

GOVERNMENT
Airport Advisory Committee: frdti
Tueshy, 12nman, _ay-FlW fNpTt.
Chamber of Commerce: a 3ard '2hi.,
8a.m, dcaa hac-xd rcmn.,
,City Council: sacdlard furth TES., at
6:30 pmi
County Commission: fizatmr. adthiad
Tuh. at 6pm., cuxtrru anra-.
Juvenile Justice Council: tidu This.,
9 a.m., at jmLle lstiae Efi 1719.
Sath Jef fa= Saet.
Planning Board: fmt 'lh.s., 6 pmL
Oauttbina- amc (ildpcat cf fh.
Social Security: l a 1nf-it-as, sacrld
Tuas., 8:30 a.m. torn, cartradn a a.
Taylor County Construction License
Bdard Meeting: fdid Li., 2 pm,
ca d-tius aa
Taylor County Development Authority:
saamxMn., am, at ~pintal City Bk.
Taylor County School Board: firs aci'
trd TuE.., 7pm.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fzithi
Tjsaay at 18820 Barh RFdc, 5:30 pMn.


northern part of Taylor County and
into Madison County.
Once back at the lodge,
participants were served a mullet
dinner, complete with swamp
cabbage, grits, baked beans,
coleslaw and hushpuppies.
Trophies were awarded in the
following categories: best hand,


"Best hand"
Michelle Wallace.


"Worst hand"
Donnie Johnson.


winner


Michelle Wallace; worst hand,
Donnie Johnson; and most
patriotic, Mark Norris.
"Without the help of the of
following individuals and
businesses, this event would not
have been possible--Aman's
Grocery, Shady Grove Grocery,
Doug Everett, BR Barnett of


Barnett Realty (who donated 80
pounds of mullet), Robbie's
Seafood, Photos, Frames &
Trophies, Hot Off the Press,
Johnny Lawery and family, Carlos
Johnson, Richard and Alise
Johnson, Goodman's BBQ, Brenda
Register and Hank Wise, Terry
Brooks, Seth Harper, Billy Taylor,


the sheriffs office and police
department," Slaughter said. "Also,
a very big thank you to all the
bikers who always come together
for a good cause. You are a very
special and dedicated group of
people who give generously to the
community. Thank you for helping
make this the best run to date."





















(Above) Mark Norris
showed his patriotic
pride with a series of red,
white and blue hair ties,
earning the trophy for
"Most Patriotic" display.
(Left) Kevin Cruce of"
Nature Coast Inc. and
Wayne Lago, right,
of, the Perry Elks Lodge,
present a $1,400
check to Ed Sheffield, -
cente,-. of the- Veterans
Memorial Park Building
Committee.- Some 60
riders took park in, the
benefit Poker Run.


Artists invited to showcase talents


It's that time of year again for the
Florida Forest Festival Fine Art
show competition.
This year the father and son team
of Bronze by Cooley will be
judging the competition. Cash
awards will be given in the adult
(18 years and older) show: first
place, $300; second place, $200,.
and third place, $100. Entries in all
media will be accepted. The work
must be original artwork, it cannot
be produced by patterns, kits or
machine reproduction, Fine Art
Show Chairman Jeff'Byers said.
The fee for entering the
competition is $15 per entry.


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Tourism Development Council: serad
Wed. 5pm., at dl-araEc CcanCere.
Business Network International (B.N.I):
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INTERESTS
Diabetes classes ay Tuesay, 2pm,
Doctas' MaSia Hsi-taL-. I
FAMU Alumni Chapter: saeudt Mnray,
7 p.m., Jeddrm Oanmaty CGatEr.
Florida Forest Festival Board ,of
Directors: f-j- WeBnescy, 3:30 pam,
Chapter of OmErcem Call 584-EE
(8733). .
Girl Scouts Service Unit: fit T. any,
7pm, 'S9-tHt..
Historical Society: qnm 'llusday
aftarm, 1-5 pm
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): asicl JThin., 130 pm., Rbst
Otal ?11. Call 5s1-eS3 cr 5SE-37.
La Leche League International: seoa-d
Wed., 10:30 am, Taylcor (rty Rblic
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: fia
Tha.rscy, 7ppm, at 91t Nrth ci an St.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: fi atadif-id
BFa-s. Callu 5-382. .
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: sea-d
a-d faurth Sat., 7 pm Tital gimxrb,
lamn Hairy Racsd.


Applications are available at the
Florida Forest Festival office
(adjacent to the Perry/Taylor
County Cham'ber of Commerce)
and at Forest, Capital State
Museum.
The deadline for submitting
slides for the juried competition is
Sept. 8.
In addition to this year's festival
competition, the City of Perry is
partnering with the Florida Forest
Festival to provide a new
opportunityto showcase artwork in
the community by sponsoring a
special art competition based on-
the "City of Perry" theme.


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Rted.
National, Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): halb cpen
nOThly nrgirg m fiht rh- Tmrsay, Gilca
Camal, 7p.pm Cai T34r5.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
sa:xrrd Thxsy cf eoay nrth at 315 N.

Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: seam-dl esay, 7p a
t-e d nisdct bldirgn B 3s 3 d.
Taylor County Democratic Party: eay
Thiny at tide aAer of Caroa.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): 'hs-cras,
10 am,, 52 N. CGtarSrest. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
fizat Mnry, 7 pm, lfvsikm of Ri2ey
ffice,Ea 18Platiam Rad.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: bmard neairg, asemf d T ., .530
pm., Ran 20B, Cpital City Bxrk.
Taylor County Historical Society: diud
Mn., 7 pm. Hstdrical Sci dy b-iridik .
Sdety s inunan is cqa: eay Thrs:hy,
1-5 pa.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: samn Sat., 10 a&m. Arae
l2m rmBdnLdxrp _hd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tusaeas,
10 am. to rnm, Wlcr Cut ( y Rblic


"There is no entry fee, however,
you can only submit one work of
art," Byers said.
Artwork can be 2-D or/3D and
.any media. There are only three
requirements:
1) you.must be 18'years of age
and older;
2) be a resident of Taylor
County; and
3) the subject is in the city limits
of Perry, Florida.
All art work that is entered will
be juried for an opportunity to win'
a one-time cash award of $500.
"The cash award is being
sponsored *by community


libary.
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
soond Ibms., 7ppm, Rft- Opital a11..
Taylor Residents United for the
Environment (TRUE): fit Tuesay, 7pm,
at Hi;t -m.

SUPPORT GROUPS.
Alcoholics Anonymous rnti are
held TuEsays, Fridays and Satuys
(dclca), 8 pm, at Hritacp HIre cn
W ad-iirmn Str, acss fum plic
limay ardtr AA grap snees Mtzrys,
W ed ays a-1 nd Tuhmicss at samiaty
Haius, _catia at 1260 Hiy. 98 Wet,
aceas frncrntmP abi maet 8pm
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: eaey sarid Tuesd, at
7pm., Eutu -ital IMthfaist Cuhdi.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
rD sed-EflEdmsbin in ttancrtha of Jly;
ntirg,--s Ai.r Ag. 22,'at p.pm
Healthy Start Coalition: frzith Mn-.,
9 am., T lcr Ctuy r id. i stniD ct
7idrdiitratie cfice J4pIcE.
Narcotics Anonymous: eay Sanly,
Tuesday ard Wecdm at 7 p.m., a-d
Satuls at ern. All netig are mald at
tie St. JaIes ispa l Cdh liJ thy
i~rti at 1100 West (taesst t in
SHARE distribution: y., 9
SHARE distribution: furth~a., 9ama,-


donations," Byers noted.
"This artwork and up to .eight-*
other pieces of artwork will be
selected to be displayed at City-
Hall until next year's Florida Foresti
Festival Fine Art Show. All;
artwork will also be displayed with:
the festival's fine art show at Forest-;
Capital State. Museum for: "
the month of October, then :
re-exhibited at the City Hall."
The deadline for submitting art .
work for the city-related.
competition to the Forest Capital
State Museum is Sept. 16.
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AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies-
Auxiliary: ftid Uaes' y, 7 pm, at 2;9:
W oor Cak. Redt
American Legion Post #291: secrd-
Satum y, 0 am
American Legion Post #96: ft,
Ta7scy, 7 pm, AnriaTn Legim IHaill,
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fzh'I ta' ., 8pm
Sons of AMVETS: samrd ust~a:
7 pm, AMVETS psat, locaet at 2499::
Wccds Creek R:e.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: f rth
'hfincah at 'MW R ast 1 i tr rSbe#, iC
7 pm. Rinfa m, pse ca 584-5346
VFW Post #9225: ssrrni Tas., 7 pm
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Editorial


B-2 Taco Times August 9, 2006


Impact study deserves a


fair shake from all sides


Soliciting a "health impact
assessment" was a good decision by
the Taylor County Development
Authority and the assessment
deserves more than a passing glance
from all those who call Taylor County
home.
While landing the coal-fired power
plant was the TCDA's biggest coup in
many years in terms of industrial
development and job production,' the
authority recognizes the need for an
objective view on the expected risks
from the plant, as contrasted to its
benefits.
Thus, Healthy Development, Inc.--a
Tallahassee firm-- is in the midst of a
three-phase study which we believe
has the ability to dispel some fears
and make positive changes to the
istill-developing plan for the plant
which is expected to begin
construction in 2008.
We realize, of course, that there will
be findings which don't necessarily
parallel the views of the TCDA, just as
-ithere will be findings which won't
quell the opposition to the power
plant's construction here. Our hope
is that, somewhere in the discussions
which follow, both factions can find a
bit of common ground--no matter how
small--and agree that all development
has its risks but all development is
not intrinsically wrong.


Some of the outcomes from the first
phase reveal these details about the
residents of Taylor County:
median household income here is
$30,032 compared to the state
average of $38,819;
black median household income
here is $15,149. compared to the
statewide average of $28,033.
28 percent of the county does not
have health insurance;
70 percent have high school
diplomas (compared to state average
of 80 percent);
31 percent smoke (compared to 22
percent statewide); and
30 percent are obese, compared to
the state average of 22 percent.
Clearly, the challenges before us are
"all over the board."
It is our hope that thoughtful
consideration will be given to this
health impact assessment and the
opportunity it provides us to see,
objectively, the hurdles we face as a
community. We hope consideration
of those challenges, and their
solutions, will be the focus of our
energy instead exorbitant time
dedicated to challenging ANY concept
of the study, or ANY of its findings.
No development can fix all of our
problems, to be sure.
But no development should be
blamed for all of them either.


Letters to the Editor

Citizen catches officer running stop signs


Midweek Muddle


Dear Editor:
While' driving through
downtown Perry last Wednesday,
my wife and I observed a police car
approaching the Jefferson Street
intersection by the old Perry
Hardware. Much to our surprise, he
slowly approached the intersection
and turned right, ignoring the big
red stop sign.
My wife pointed it out to me and
I thought he was probably on a
call, even though no blue lights,
flashing emergency lights of any
sort were observed. We proceeded
north of Jefferson and after we


were past O'Quinn's Drug Store, he
sped up. Now a little history will
help me validate my little story.
A couple of years ago, I was
coming through town, again on
Jefferson Street,' and. I was pulled
for exceeding the speed limit.
Embarrassed and a little -upset, I
went to the courthouse and paid my
fine and took the safe driver's
course, all about $190 or so. To
some, this was not much, but to
me, it wag a good bit of money. So
now when I come into town, I set
my cruise control for 30 mph to
make sure this doesn't happen


again. Now back to my original
story.
I increased my speed to about 32
mph, thinking I could at least keep
up and catch him at the traffic light
at Ash Street. He continued to get
farther away, but within sight. The
traffic light was red so I told my
wife, "This will be my opportunity
to 'Gomer Pyle' him." (Remember
the Andy Griffith Sh'ow and
citizens arrest.) He didn't stop,
totally ignoring the red light; he
instead slowed and turned east onto
-** Please see page 6


Writer doesn't want 'noxious weed' in Taylor


Dear Editor:
-I Congratulations to the newly
elected supervisors of the Taylor
County Soil & Water Conservation
District.
I have a concern with a
suggestion made'recently by one of
the new Conservation District
"lSupervisors--Joy Towles Ezell. On
the public internet site
"SaveTaylorCountyResidents"
(message number 1633) Ms. Ezell
endorsed converting Taylor County
slash pine stands to plantations of a
bamboo-like, 16-foot-tall grass
otherwise known as arundo donax.


According to Ms. Ezell, the
grass would be "for powering our
nature, coast with clean energy"--
presumably this involves its
incineration in clean industrial
boilers. The problem with this plan
is arundo donax is a non-native,
noxious weed. Originally imported
from the Mediterranean, the exotic


plant is now causing havoc in
California where press reports say
state officials and Sierra Club
chapters blame the reed for fueling
wildfires, causing floods and
killing fish.
Specific criticisms of the grass
.-.PlIase see page 6


'Time to reduce our taxes'


Dear Editor:
Your. July 26 headline reads
"Property values continue to soar."


Taco -9Times

Wednesday, August 9, 2006
123 S. Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
Publisher
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
MARK VIOLA SARAH WEIRICK
Staff Writer Classified Advertising
The Taco Times (ISSN 07470967) is published each Wednesday by Pery News-
papers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are
$35.00 per year or $49.00 out of county. Periodicals posta e aid at Perry, Florida
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The Taco Times welcomes Lptters to the Editor reflecting responsible opinions
and views on the news.' Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco
Times reserves the right to refuse publication of letters which are libelous or irre-
sponsible. Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters sub-
mitted should be signed by the writer and accompanied by a phone number for
verification. '
We look forward to hearing from you!. Our address is Perry, Newspapers, Inc.,
P.O. Box 888, Perry, Florida 32348. e-mail: newsdesk@per newspapers.com
Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. &


This means our local property
taxes continue to soar. It's time for
the commission, school board and
others to reduce our taxes by a
millage tax rate reduction. Why?
The rate of property value
growth is increasing faster than the
rate of local, government; i.e.,
they're collecting money faster
than is needed for local
government services. According to
county staff, the last millage tax
rate increase reduction occurred in
1994. Twelve years--isn't another
reduction overdue?
We see numerous reports of
Taylor County receiving grants,
legislative funds for small counties
and now a proposed $170 million
payment-in-lieu of taxes from the
proposed coal power plant; i.e.,.
"new" money coming into county
coffers.
Over the past few years, citizens
have seen growth in local hospital-
related taxes, gas taxes, tourism
taxes--plus good 'ole property
taxes.
These revenues should not be
viewed by elected officials as more
"pork barrel" largess to fund every
project that comes down the pike.
It's time to lower taxes in Taylor
County.
It would be nice to hear positions
from the current slate of political
candidates--what are their plans for
raising/lowering taxes?
Don Curtis


Nothing's wrong


By SUSAN H. LINCOLN


Of all the greetings I've used in my
life, there's one which becomes more
prominent as my years become more
conspicuous: "Nothing's wrong."
It started with my aunts. They, with
my mother, compose the threesome
known in my family as "The Sisters."
Their mother--my grandmother--
described them as "doorsteps" because
they were two years apart. That was
cute when they were 4, 6 and 8.
Now they are 81, 83 and 85.
They're still cute, mind you; it' just
that you don't describe 80-year-old
women as doorsteps. And you don't
tread upon them to be sure.
The aunts and I communicate in
person, or by written word, but rarely
by phone. So when they do call, there's
a frozen silence which falls upon the
conversation as I wonder if my own
mother has fallen ill.
So the first words out of their mouths
are always, "Susan? Nothing's wrong..."
They laugh; I laugh. We just love it
when nothing's wrong.
, When I call them, they assume I'm
lying in, a ditch somewhere, needing
emergency medical care. So I always
begin the conversation assuring Aunt
Hazel or Aunt Mary, "Nothing's wrong."
My cousin called last week to update
new cell phone numbers on his own
phone's address book. He began the
conversation this way, "Susan, I'm
calling you from your mother's living
room...."
I said nothing, as I waited for the other
shoe to fall.
Then I heard the aunts, in the
distance, straighten him out. "Tell her
nothing's wrong....." they said
adamantly.
"Oh, nothing's wrong," he said,
flustered by the experience.
They laughed; he laughed; I laughed;
we just love it when nothing's wrong.
This obsession with nothing being
wrong has spilled over into my
neighborhood life, too. During the
summer months, I had the occasion to
contact a neighbor and Mother of Boy(s)
at her office about a business matter.
When I identified myself, a cold
silence fell between her portion of the
phone line and mine, as she asked,
"What have they done now?"
I was initially amused and then deeply


sympathetic.
"No, no," I said


with lilting voice.


"Nothing's wrong."
This is music to a mother's ears:
nothing's vrong. Of course, something
is always, wrong, but in the Grand
Scheme of Wrong, we mothers want to
know that it's not so wrong that it
would require the Jaws of Life, an
attorney or: someone in a car with. a
flashing blue light. .
I thought I might have to give this
mother mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
over the .phone, and as far as. I
know, there's not a 1-800 number for.
that.
When the daughter's college
roommates call me, they didn't initially
understand that I'm not my cheery self
until I hear the words, "Nothing's
wrong."
Then I can talk about the weather.
Ask about the boyfriends.
Commiserate about the professors.:
But if you share an apartment in. a
another state with my daughter, when
you call, please tell me first: "Nothing's
wrong."
Last week, I wanted to call a
newspaper friend with a story I was
sure he'd enjoy.
"Hey, it's Susan," I said cheerily.
Dead silence fell and I scrunched my
face, wondering what he was thinking.
Then he re-grouped and spoke. "To
what do I owe the pleasure?" he asked,
and I suspect the color was draining
from his face.
"Oh nothing's wrong," I said, and I
heard a sigh at the other end of the line.
He reminded me that the last time I
called, the husband had pneumonia, the
press was down and I needed help
distributing 10,000 newspapers.
He could hardly enjoy my story of the
day for the memories of the last phone
call.
Whether you're in business, a
neighborhood, or in a family, you can
preface your call with inane comments
about the weather and suggest that
someone have a wonderful day (with the
enthusiasm of a long distance operator),
but if you really want to make someone
happy, just call and say, "Nothing's
wrong."
For obvious reasons, they long to
believe you.


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Heavy Western
Semi-Boneless
Ribeye Steak
Family Pack


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';". 7" '
U.S.D.A. Inspected
Pork Spareribs
Single Pack

$1.69b.


Heavy Western
Boneless Beef
Chuck Roast

1$ 1.89 b.


U.S.D.A. Inspected.
Chicken Thighs
S9 clb.
Drumsticks
69%lb


Heavy Western
Boneless Beef
Chuck Steak
Family Pack

$2.19lb.t


Farmland
Meat Franks


16 oz.


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Smithfield
Smoked rkey or COL
Black Forest Ham

$2.99 $

Yellow Onions
-,. nibag
f 3 lb.bag



Green
Cabbage
S00

Peaches
or Plums

lb.


Swaggerty
intry Sausage
16 oz.

1.99


Farmington
Sliced Bacon,
16 oz.

$1.99


Save-A-Lot on thes


Steak House
Charcoal
Ready to Light 8 Ibs.


Mini Moon
Pies
[4.4 oz.
$1.99
Kurtz Ketchup
E-Z Squeeze
20 oz.

89


Foam
Plates
40 ct.


Mayonnaise
32 oz.

$1.49
Kool Aid
Bursts
6 Pack
99'


Shaner's Chicken
Wings
64 oz.

$6.99


e Grocery
Cottonelle.
4 Single Rolls


Golden Bake
Hamburger or
Hot Dog Buns


Van Camps
Pork and Beans
15oz. .


Bargainsf
American, Swiss
or Pepperjack
Cheese
$179 oz.
Crinkle Cut
French Fried
Potatoes
$1.39,


Potato Chips
Select
Varieties


8oz.


Perry Shopping Center
2020 S. Jefferson St. 584-2565
Mon.-Th. 8am 8 pm, Fri. & Sat. 8am 9pm, Sun. 8am 6pmr
Cash Credit/Debit Cards Checks Food Stamps
Prices good 8/9/06-8/ 15/06 We reserve the right to limit quantities.


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B-4 The Taco Times August 9, 2006


Moving Sale. Saturday, 8 until- 208 Kate
Dr. 838-5716. Washer/Dryer $100, DR table
w/chairs $25, weight equipment w/bench
$25, Misc. Household goods.
8/9-8/11
Like New Broyhill Sofa tapestry floral
must see to appreciate. Call 584-4100
$150 OBO.
8/9-8/11



Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for guitar, bass & voice students,
Beginners. welcome. Call Josh Noland
850-584-5975
8/4-8/27
FOR SALE --'05' Kazuma 150 cc; green,
auto reverse & shift w/reverse. Asking
$1,000. 2 Cockatiels with Ig. cage. Lots of
toys and big playland. Cage is 30x18x36.
asking $300. Call 223-1053. leave
message.

Remolded kitchen, selling smooth surface
stove, dishwashwasher, refrigerator, table with
white legs and clear top, four chairs. Call'
after 6:00 p.m. 584-6512.
8/9-8/18
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
size 7 shoe $25 (with shoes) Call 223-
2406 and leave message. Both like New!!
tfSW
ASHLEY brand Leather Furniture (Beige) L-
shaped sectional includes reclining love
seat, full sleeper sofa, and connecting
wedge (Fits 9x 10':space) $1500. Two.
large rocker-recliners $350 ea. 850-584-
8497 or 850-584-9520.
8/4-8/16 .':


Liberty Wireless in Perry NOW All your'
cell phone needs at one low price.
Featuring: Pay as you go-No contracts, no
credit checks- No deposits Sprint
National PCS Network National coverage
- All digital Example: $74 99 Nokia 2270
with either 175 minutes with free night and
weekends or 300 anytime minutes, good
for 60 days .13 cents a minute. Many
plans and phones to choose from Call us
at 850-584-4551 GUARANTEED SALES
Idcated at 6041 Beach Rd. Perry
7/21-8116


For Rent 2br/ 2 bth mobile home set up in
nice shady lot located off Roberts-Aman
Rd. New paint and fixtures, hardwood
floors, completely skirted $600 per month
with 'ew washer/dryer. $550 without
Credit check, proof of income and past,:
rental history required Available Sept. 1st..
Call 850-371-0071
-8/16

FOR RENT
Large Office

Space
Great Location in
Downtown Perry
$535 per Month

Call 850-556-2336


Room for rent private bath, private
entrance, living room, small fridge and
T.V. Call 584-8045
8/9tfMC
House for Rent 3 bed/1,5 bath Ranch style
home. located on Foley Cut-off Rd. All
new flooring, New appliances. New paint,
$700 mth + $700 security deposit.
Available now, Call 850-445-3907 or 850-
223-1086.
8/9-8/25
2 bedroom trailer for Rent with water and
electric, no animals. Call 584-4381.
8/9-8/11
Southern Villas of Pefrv
Looking For Applicants!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 BR HC
and non-HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711.,315 Puckett
Rd, Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
Opportunity.
8/9tfSV

WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS!!
1, 2 and 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments,. HUD vouchers considered.
Eaual Opportunity. Office hours are 8:00-
5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-5668. 709
W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TOD 711.
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For Rent Hwy. 221, Shady Grove, 1
bedroom new, full bath/shower,
kitchenette, furnished or unfurnished,
AC/Heat included, access to den and
porch, $550 per month. Negotiable. 850-
843-4590 or 850-223-3630.
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.
6/21tfnSGR
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.
S7/12tfnSCR


SCommercial Building for sale 13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Building. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner
' 7/19ttnBC
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.
: 7/19-8/11
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available Please call 1386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-7466.
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.2 city lots behind : ZZA HUT, on.
Magnolia street large live oak. lenced wrth
well. ready for your home excellent buy'
$65 000. Call Jason Heartslield i 850-
843-0503 Nature Coast Inc.
6/30tfnJH

2 acres on Morgan Whiddon Rd secluded
& has 2 wells septic tank. power pole and
older model single wide trailer Call 1850-
418-3385.
812-9/1


Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items XN
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys


Prestige Home Center
Chiefland
||The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast


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.
great neighborhood! Excellent buy!
250,000. Call Jason Heartsfield @ 850-
843-0503. Nature Coast Inc.
'6/30tfnJH
Quarter Acre lot within city limits in quiet
neighborhood. On water, sewer and natural
gas lines, Sold AS IS for $9000. (850)223-
1764.
8/4-8/16
* 2 bedroom S.W.M.H. on 3/4 acre. Close to
town on paved rd. $29K Call 223-2793.
8/9-8/18
Land for Sale 5 acres of beautifully
wooded property in Boyd on Wash Davis
Rd. 850-584-7760, call after 6 p.m.
8/9-8/25
3 bed/1 bath house sale at 166 W. Walnut
St. Call 850-877-4152.
8/9-9/1
Funding Now Available through aided
program for eager hard-working families
with incomes from 19k-89k per year,
Funds are limited, so hurry. Call for
details, 352-490-7420.
8/9C&G
Single Parent Program provided for
.income's of at least $1800 per month.
Funding limited. Call for details. 352-490-,
7422.
8/9C&G
$1350 down payment gets you into 3, 4, 5,
bedroom home on any land, anywhere.
Land/home specialist on site everyday.
Call for details.
8/9C&G
First time buyers program. $1350 down will
get you into your very own land/home
package anywhere in the state. Call for
details while there's still time, 352-490-
7420.
8/9C&G
2005 3 bed/2 bath on 1/2 acre wooded lot.
Turn key deal. $995 down and $489 per
month. Hurry on 1 at this price, 352-490-
7422.
8/9C&G
2005 4 bed/2 bath on 1 acre cleared lot.
Turn key deal. $995 down. and $599-per
month. Call for details. 352-490-7422,
8/9C&G
Can't prove your income? Go tnrougn our
stated income program no proof
necessary. Guaranteed Financing w/
approved credit. Call for details. 352-490-
7420.
8/9C&G
Modular Homes, R-1 housing. Only $1500
down in beautiful community. Paved
streets on 1 ac. lots. payments as low as
$699 per month. 100%' financing 352-490-
7422. .
8/9C&G
1994 Fleetwood 14x60, 2 bed/1 bath only
$8995 as is where is. Call Matt at 352-490-
7422.
8/9C&G


Driver Dedicated Regional
*Guaranteed*
Home EVERY Wkend
Avg. $825-$1025/wk
65% preloaded/pretarped
Jacksonville FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers,com


TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
County Administrator $65,561 $73,798 +
benefits
Road Maintenance Tech $8.04/ hr. +
benefits
Planner $34,777 $39,145 + benefits
Custodian 15.hrs. per week $6.49/hr.
Roll-Off Site Attendant $6.49 hr./ Call in
Entire job descriptions and requirements
can be viewed at www.libioinfo.com or
Taylor Employment Connections, 1702 S.
Jefferson St. Positions are open until.
filled. Taylor County is an EOE/VP/Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.
8/9tfnBCC
Martin Electronics, Inc. is currently
accepting applications for assemblers,
machine operators, a material handler, and
plater. Competitive benefits. All applicants
are subject to pre-employment drug
screening and a background check by
BATF. Bring picture ID and Social
Security card or Birth Certificate and apply
at Employment Conneqtions, 1702 South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida, 584-7604.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer, Veteran.preference.
8/9-8/11

KNOCK! KNOCK! WHO'S THERE?
Force One is a recruiting office seeking'
18-24 girls &.guys to work and travel w/
managers who clear magazines like
Vogue & G Q through I,.S.S.
I.S.Si isthe Best!! It's a youth incentive
program ihal will take you coast to coast
discover a world waiting for you! Earn
$400-800 wk. Plus bonuses! Pd. hotels &
.transportation. No experience needed.
Sometimes opportunity knocks, right now
its BANGING, .
1-800-701-1442
parents welcome at interviews
www.f6rceoneteam,com
8/2

Help Wanted. For more information call
Steinhatchee Ace Hardware-at 352-496-
7269
8/2-8/25SAH .
.HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED
Experienced housekeeper needed.
Dependable wiih reliable Iransportaliorn is
a must. Please' apply in person at
Steinhatchee Landing Resort, 203 Ryland,
Circle Sleinhatchee, FL 32359. 352-498-
3513.
12/9tfnSL

Maintenance'. Position 'Competitive
Pay/Excellent benefits Actual .field
experience required'; multi-family
'community. Call 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday
Friday. 850-584-6842.
7/19-8/11


Call today to subscribe! 584-5513


To qualify for the position you must have
a valid RT license and driver's license.
We offer benefits to full-time employees after
probationary period has been completed.'

Please come by our office to pick up an application,
or fax your resume to 850-584-8267.

Rotech is a drug free workplace.







CNAs Part-Time Sign-On Bonuses ,


RN Weekend Supervisor K


RNs and LPNs All Shifts


RN or LPN Weekend Treatment Nurse,




Drug F -ee W .rkpl.c ..ul poruit mpoe


Small ads...big deals!!


HELPi LI


Repair & Maintenance Opening for a
general purpose repair and maintenance
person. Full time, we guarantee 40 hours.
Must be qualified in painting, some
carpentry work along miscellaneous jobs.
Must have a good driving record, be
reliable and trustworthy. Pay rate $8.50-12
per hour plus vacation and holiday pay.
We have a drug free work place. Apply at
Ware Oil & Supply Co. 2715 S. Byron
Butler Parkway Perry, FL 32348
8/4tfnWO
Local business needs temporary part time
help to spruce up their web site. Individual
chosen will need experience in building
and maintaining web sites. Please send
response to P.O. Box 911, Perry, FL
32348,
8/4-8/23

Management

FT/PT Sales


Hibbett Sports
a full line
sporting goods store
is opening soon in Perry.

Send resumes
"ATTN DM"
to 2132 University Mall
Suite 210,
Tampa, FL 33612.

Hibbett Sports conducts
drug testing.
Jason.Hutson@hibbett.com


Experienced convenience store manager
needed. Call Ware Oil at 584-6666 or fax-
resume to 584-6339. Ware Oil is an equal
opportunity employer of drug free
workplaces.
7/7tfnWO


-UTDOOR


For Sale 25' Century Boat $3500 Call 838-
-1723
7/26-8/3

Boat for Sale 1987 Cruiser 23 foot
inboard/outboard with freshwater cooled V* -
with tandem axel galvanized trailer.
Equipped with fighting chairs, all
electronics, sw'm planorm, and a camper
top. Great for fishing. cruising or playing
Motivated to sell prices al $6,000 but will
accept offer. Call Chris at 584-2451


Free pickup of, junk cars/ trucks, farrmf
equipment and abandoned or unwanted -
vehicles. Top cash on all'that run. Call.,
.386-344-3930. '
NEEb CASH?
GOT JUNK?
GOT JUNK CARS, TRUCK?
I BUY SCRAP METALS!!
850-838-JUNK(5865)
State Certified Scales
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Rotech Healthcare now has an
open position for a
Respiratory Therapist


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1993 Chevy Blazer Z71 Silverado, 5.7
liter, 4wd, w/towing package, auto trans,
grille guard, cruise control, pwr seat, doors,
and windows, cold AC, FlowMaster
exhaust, fold-down rear seat, 10disc CD
changer, 200k miles well-maintained,
$3,500 OBO. 850-584-8497 or 850-838-
9520.
8/4-8/6
As is '2000' black S-10 LS. Front-end
damage. Engine runs, driveable. 100,000
miles. $1,500. 850-843-2418.
8/9BGCB
1987 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 new paint, new
tires and rims, new seats front and rear,
two new tops one full and one bikini. 5
speed. $8,000 OBO. Call 850-584-6651.
8/9-8/16
1984 GMC 1 ton dully truck. AT, PS:
Good condition. Needs work on front
brakes. Asking $4,200. 584-4455.
8/4-8/11
2002 VW Beetle 1.8 liter Turbo Sport; 83K"
miles; 5-spd; black; heated leather seats,
pwr doors/windows, sun roof, sport
suspension, all-wheel disc brakes, 17"
alloy wheels, new "LeBra" & fifted dash.
cover. 30 MPG $8,500 850-584-8497 or
850-838-9521.
8/4-9/6
Ford F.150XLT 1998, V8, ext. ca5 $5000,-
call 850-445-3907, power everything.
7/26-8/11

2004 white Ford Ranger, straight cab only
11k miles, still under warranty 28MPG,
Cruise control, AC, automatic, 4 cyl.
Asking $11,500 Call 850-584-4723 or 838-
7807



FREE puppies Lab/chow solid black, need
a good home. 8 weeks old.OCll 584-9290
8/2-8/9
Chihuahua 2 yrs old, fawn, gentle/smart,
good companion for older person $100,
and 4-8 wk old-puppies assorted colors,
$350 to $400, 850-838-6481 .
B/4, 8/11
Dachshund puppies miniature longhair
and wire coats-health certificate. $300 up
838:3443.
7/19-8/11
For Sale 4001b. Yorlshire Soaw Call and
rm.nake er t850)3"l-i671-i ,' .-
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SERICS SRVCE


HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE!!!
TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured
Call John (Sesock). (850) 584-2027 o
(850) 591-8301.
8/2-8/30
Brenda & Teena's House Cleaning & Lawi
Mowing. Residential & Business. Fo
Free Estimate call 850-223-2477.
8/2-9/22

LOOKING FOR UNWANTED
APPLIANCES:
Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers,
Windows, AC Units, Working or
Non-working. Give me a call and
I'll pick it up! Call 843-0356.

MURRAY SERVICES
Lawn Care
Licensed and Bonded
Commercial & Residential.
mowing, weed eating, shrubbery care,'
flower beds!
FREE ESTIMATES!!!
(Home) 850-584-8420
(Cell) 850-371-0530
7/14-8/9

LLC, Jeff Wilson Tile installation, Til
repair, re-grout, concrete coating. Call 838
5929
5/5tfnJW
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. W
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280
Firewood for sale.
tfJD
'Wholesale Transmissions used & rebuilt.
also buy old transmissions for Cores. 850
843-2904, or 850-584-3193.
3/8tfnRS

The Handyman experts LLC, honest work
Affordable, professional, licensed an
insured. Specializing in house painting
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, hom
maintenance, pressure washing (wood an
'concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceram
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) c
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
tfJM.
STUMP GRINDING
AND .
PRESSURE WASHING.
Free Estimates!!!
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955
3/10tfnBB

A 2 Z Farm'and Lawn Services
Harrowing,. bush hog mowing, dirt leveling
rake work and complete lawn services
Tree r imminQ/ r rrnoval, dump truck
services Call584-6737.
4/12tMr

Bush Hog Mowing, Dozer Work, Rake
'Work, Land Clearing, Free Estimaites Cai
(850) 843-2187. .
4/5-9/15
Patty s Household Service affordable
small projects clean'aul I :cai .also- iE
with flower beds Call 223-3907 or 850
559-0144(ce11)
7/28:8/25
Palm Trees Done Professionally' 20 yea
experience slump grinding, lree Irimming
Licensed & Insured Call ..ohn at 850 672
0290 .,


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.
01/04tfnBR


TREE CAPITAL

CLEANING

UPHOLSTERY --.
& CARPET ,
CLEANING


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District
Board of Trustees of North Florida
Community College will hold its regular
monthly meeting Tuesday, August 15,
2006 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Student
- Center Lakeside Room, NFCC, 325 NW
Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by
writing: NFCC, Office of the President,
325.NW Turner 'Davis Dr., Madison, FL
a. 32340. For disability-related
e accommodations, contact the NFCC
0. Office of College Advancement, 850-
973-1653. NFCC is an equal
access/equal opportunity employer.
8/9

0-

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TAYLOR
k! COUNTY COMMISSIONERS the holder of
id the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
g' thereon. The certificate number and
ie year of issuance, the description of the
d property, and: the names in which it was
ic assessed are follows:
or Certificate'No. 417
Year of Issuance: 1999 "
Description of Property: PARCEL No:
R05480-000-26-04-07
LOT 5 of Block 4 of the J.H. Parker
Subdivision, according to the Map or
Pl6t thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1 at
Page 35 of the Public Records of Taylor
County, Florida,
Name in which assessed Chemical
Bank, as Trustee GCC Home Equity Trust
1990-1
Said property being in the.County of
Taylor, State.pof Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be'
g redeemed according to law, the
S. property described is such-certificate
S hall be sold to the highest bidder at the
.' ., .: -jirr.:..j door on the i11th day of
L i r.,i-mt:.-, 2006 at i 00 .: i..:,.: 0 m.
S:, oler irn, ;- tr, .-j,:, oJf -,ju,:ir '00,.
nr..e la- i.. r, .
e T- l o-r -'l- "'' jn ...: r i. 'is.
I .Taylor .:.u -r, .:.- .3.a
8/9, 8 i ,,, 6 '-1 81." "


In th" Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Ir. ''- Erohre of,Wallace D. Gowens,
' -':' r ,tm.. 06-485-CP
hl. ., e d ri i iso ,,.
rThe.:e adi Cl o thlE.:s t o
The administration :of the Estate of


-FOR SALE





Washers & Dryers $100 & up

Location: Big Bend Buildings --"700 S. Byron Butler Pkwy
(next to Wilson's Bait & Tackle)
584-2260 or 843-0356 (cell) Mon.,Fri. 9:00-5:30 Sat. 10:00-2:00 J




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accessories in stock Painted

Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cur to our desired lengths Delivrer .Sen ic .4,ailabl
Call Toll-Free 888-303-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, FI.



Springhill Nursery, Inc.







850-584-3435


Randy Hathcock 446 Springhill Rd.
Cell 843-2687 Perry


Gary Hathcock
Cell 843-1930


Doctors' Memorial Hospital is now nirinng lor the positions lisled oelow Our 48 bed acute care
facility offers a competitive salary and benefits package reirerrent plan and flexible scheduling
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department 3t (850) 584-0661 E-Mail to
dianam@doctorsmemoriai.com. or call (850) 584-0866.


Vlinic:
Receptionist, PRN

emergency Medical Services:
Flight Paramedic, PRN


Med-Surg:
Registered Nurse. Med-Surg.
Full-Time 7A and 7P
Registered Nurse, PRN
Licensed Practical. Nurse, Full-Time, 7P


Imaing Services: Licensed Practical Nurse,
Nuclear Medicine Tech, Parf-Time SeuritI
Echo/Sonographer, PRN -Officer PRN.
Ultrasound Tech, PRN security Officer, PRN.


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tiOTCE CF REQuEci FOR
SI mEit.lEnis OF QL(ALIpICA iO
ne onfloeIor Counity Bcara
Commissioners Is "solicltir
'statements of qualiflc
Professional Surveying and
Service. .
3 QuJaiien firms or ind''.,dual
SProvide the reaurea rerv
Ssul'mit nine (9) paocktges .
.envelope:or" similar package
iSealea SOQ for Professiona
ona oMap oing Services" to
dftCourt, 1st Floor Courthouse
Jetieraon Street, Suite 102, P
32347 or P.O. Box ,620, Pe
.23J.e i. onrile no iotia thar
local time on August 22 200
1.1h o r.a.e rne iesp.-raenr 3
rn-oiling aoared clearly 0rio
i:.uile o01 rne -eri,.eiope or
ir"en sumitinea IC, .i.%iii
.and respondents announce
P m local rime or s xc.or ir
pi.clicah.l, crT.u,u.ui 22 20
1aior Counr,/ Adrrlr.i',iorlje
20'i Eosr Green Stnee Pei
N32347. '
SOQ information MUST be obt
the Clerk of Court, 1st. Floor C
108 North Jefferson'Street,
Perry, Fi.:,nao :'2347 '8.i:' 838
The Couro iedei.ces tr,e right
anos absolui discretion, to' re
oil Pr'op.3aisi, to cancel or.wi
solicitation at any time and
irregularities In the RFQ pro
County reserves the right to
contract to the- responded
Seems to offer the best over
therefore, -the County Is not
award any contracts) basE
lowest quoted price. The Cc
sole and absolute 'discre
reserves the right to waive
defects in the process and
the proposal. deemed to
Countyis best Interest. The Ci
sole and absolute discre
reserves the right to assig
business preference in an:c
.five (5) percent of the prop
pursuant to Taylor County ordi
2003-12. No foxed Proposi
accepted.
Additional information may bi
from:
Taylor County Engineering Divl
201 East Green Street -
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 838-3500, Ext. 4
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD 0
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor Count
8/2, 8/9BCC, C


in ,lie .. q uoiiflea pioie l o rnal cor ulirg
Ilimi s to auomit not ileci man 00 -i m
-ugu,1 28. 2006., lve (5) copies of the
loiimng document. to r.Ir Dale
Tackle, Director ,:r Pn ica.ol Plant 3 ,2
W turner Doa.,i Dri. e f.l,. a.sn FL
32340 For inioinainon 850.973. i6.1. or
)1 : `. e.mall to racKled,,'nic. eau
or County Lerler 01 iri resri
Si.rement of QuoilflOtaiions -
tons for Current GSA on Form .. ,
J Mapping Current GSA Form 255 ',
I ,n, (Corporations only), a copy of the
dlelrlna to" current Corporacie Cerrirlaoton sr,,:,...in.g
ilcesi mun olldonori atae ano mIe designalior, ,:
na a seaie professional or piroessi-onos auolir,ir,.
ge marked. ne corporailon rT, roclice
SSurveyinga aorcniecrure
Srhev Cerk Cerilcare ol insurance ern.';.
e 108 North professional lloablllty Insurance Ir, the
irry, Florida amrountr 151 000000 u
ry, Florida, 'A copv of rne apopliari,;- curreril
S4:00rry P MFlorida Professlonal Pegisrttior. Certiiie:cit..-,i
6. All SOQs Trom Tl-,e appropriate go'.erninia btrd.
name and An applicant musil e pioerly
wn on the *reglsrered of the irrme or appOiic..ln to
p cn n te0 rociice arcnirecrjure/englrieeiring i the
be opened' Sioe ol Fiar.a
ed at 6:15 Sworn statement .under Section
erar615 287 i 33(3)(o) Hilaa Sotalures. orn Putc,,
iereafter as
,ioe, n ire Fnrirl Crimes.
m. le. aSiremenr of" Mincrity Buslne;sCi Srr,.il
Cop Floxrid Business desgrinoaion if any.
r, Florda The architect/engineer shall provide
gained from professional services for: Project A;
ourthouse, Remodeling of the old Science Building
Suite 102, .for use as a Developmental Eaucaionn
u-350 .Laboratory Suite, and oa ..1ami
t, In ts sole Classrooms- and Remodeling Science
. in Its sole and '.Morn Annes as Audii,,uai FcOlillei
etano ti The buagetor trhi proiciac ri-14 10 ,- J48
thdraw this The College reselie4 me rigr I 10 relule
waive anyo9
e The all proposals, award projects 'as
rcess. whole, or In the combination which best
awrdich nyit suits the needs of the College.
T whIsch It Address proposals to Mr. Dale Hackle,
an serce; marked as follows: Project. A, Proposal
ed' on the for Architectural/Englneering Services,
county, in ts Naome of Firm, Address of Firm, City,
nty ion, also State, Zip Code.- -
tiony also r NFCC Is oan equal access/equal
any mina r opportunity institution.
to accept
8/2.8/9


L II eI .111e
county, in its
tloh,' also'
n a local
amount of
osal price
Finance No.
als will be
e obtained
silon


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Wallace D. Gowens, deceased, whose
date of death was May 12, 2006, is
pending in .the Circuit Court for Taylor
County, Florida, Problate Division, File
Number 06-485-CP, the address of
which is Taylor Courthouse, P.O. Box 620
(32348), 108 North Jefferson Street, Perry,
Florida 32347. The names of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands;
against decedent's Estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court within the later of three (3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice or thirty (30)
days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on them,
All other creditors of the decedent and'
other persons who have ,claims or
demands against the decedent's
Estate, including unmatured, contingent-
or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court within three (3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice.
All claims not so filed will be forever
barred.
Notwithstanding time periods set forth
above, any claim filed two (2) years or
more after the decedent's date of
death is barred. The date of first
publication of the notice Is August 2,
2006.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. Alan Cox
Florida Bar No. 311499
1660 Metropolitan Circle
Tallahassee, Florida 32308-3731
Telephone No. (850)298-4444
Personal Representative:
Wallace Guy Gowens
4803 Lakely Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
8/2, 8/9




In the Circuit Court of the third Judicial
Circuit in and for Taylor County, Florida
Case No, 06-113 CA
United States of America, Rural Housing
Service, USDA, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration
Plaintiff, .
v.
Doretha Smith; Unknown Spouse of
Doretha Smith; Latoya S. Jackson; A
Minor; and all unknown parties clalmilng
by, through, under or against the herein
named Defendants, who are n.:. t k,-. -,
to be dead or alive, ..r..? ra. :.d
unknown parties claim as' heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or other
claimants; Tenant #1 j-,,.i'.;i erari i
the parties Intended -,:, oc.-,uni I r.:ri er
person or persons in possession; t-he
unknown heirs, grantees, devisees,
lienors, trustees, and creditors o.f .L,noa
Faulk, deceased, and all claimants,
persons or parties, Natural or corporate,
and whose e...:i i.a3sI ololul ;
unknown, claim r,-,. wr.iougr,i una'r c.l
S,.3.3r1.r L,r.da F.,ujI' *ecearea ci or.
or ire iereir,-r, named ii dc.1ric e.d
aj iendora'i; : i p r'ti5 declaiming t.:. r.o.e
S.an, rnoni tirie c. irnirest ir, ona to r ne
p:..p,'T~, ereinir descicde
'b.. defendants ..
Notice of .Sle
Notice is r.eiec,, g.er, rial puis.juan 10
the Fir.iil ..uD .ari r.i *:r ,, Fore,:c ,'ure ,oaled
July '. l r ,,.r T.r ,. ,r,- u i i .. i11 We i
., C, ', .-, .. :itu ...a t 3- ,1a__i ,1.:,' :-'u r ,
Fl,:,,ida de:,.:ibed,-, a -
Lot 13 and te nornneasterly 21.66 feet of
lot 14, being in oDock *"E of Springlake
Heights Subdivision as recorded in Plat
book 1, page 79, of the public records of
Taylor County, Florida.
a/k/ad102 JOANil :.i EEl fPEi' FL 323-4
3r pubi;c :il c. r i.ne r.igr.e. oand be.1
_.iaaei for car, at the West Slae i trre
Taylor County Courthouse, 108: North
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock a.m., on August 24, 2006.
Any person claiming ah interest In the
.jric'lu: rrm Inme ile I or.l outer rroan
ihe pr,..pe, o.-.rnei a: .:.r Ine sdte or
Ine i., pnriaen: mu;r eiie a Claim i,.ilinn 60
days after the sale. .
Dated at Perry,. Florlda this 25 day of July
2006
Annie Mae Murphy
Cleik of it.e Circuil C,.-urt
De:.Jti,' Clerk
8 2 8.9


Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Dote: September 5, 2006
Subject of Hearing. The Discipline Matrix
Dean
The District School Board of Taylor
County will hold a public hearing on the
above date for approval of said
subject item. This hearing will be held at
the school board meeting. The public is
invited to attend to express their
opinions/ concerns. The public .hearing
will be held at the administrative
complex, school board meeting room,
318 north Clark Street. A copy of this
.policy may be obtained from. the
Superintendent's Office.
Oscar M. Howard
Superintendent of Schools
A/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30


RFP: Construction Management Services
The North Florida Community College
Board of Trustees invites qualified
professional construction management
firms to submit not later than 2:00 p.m.
on August 28, 2006, five (5) copies of
the following documents to Mr. Dale'
Hackle, Director of Physical Plant, 325
NW Turner Davis Drive, Madison, FL
32340. For information, 850-973-1616 or
e-mail hackled@nfcc.edu.
Company history, structure, personnel,
licenses, and experience.
Related projects similar in scope or
amount completed by the company.
Financial Information such as balance
sheet and statement of operations.
Project management, scheduling and
cost control systems the company uses
for similar projects.
Proposed minority business involvement
In the project.
Cost control and value engineering
techniques.
Description of litigation, major disputes,
contract defaults and liens in the last five
(5) years.
References.
For consideration to provide
Construction Management Services for:
Project A: Remodeling of the old
Science Building for use as a
Developmental Education Laboratory
Suite, and as Math Classrooms; and
Remodeling Science and Math Annex
as Audiovisual Facilities. The budget for
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irhe i.i.i..,.,r,.g ceriiii- a e r,a: filed said
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Florida. (Plat book No. 1 page 82)
Name ir. which assessed Jerome' .E
Steadman
Said property being in the c:,uni, of
Taylor, State of Florida.
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September, 2006 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 7th day of August, 2006.
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Letters to the Editor



Rep. Boyd's visit to gay, lesbian group draws protest from citizen
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Editor's Note: The following letter
was addressed to Rep. Allen Boyd and
forwarded to this newspaper for
publication.
Dear Mr. Allen Boyd:
When I picked up the local


section of the Tallahassee mixed feelings about that article.
Democrat the other morning, I was At first I was little surprised and
surprised to see your name linked then I felt disappointed. Now I am
with .the Florida Gay, Lesbian, angry that the man that is supposed
Bisexual and Transgender to represent the people of this area
organization. Since then I have had would take the stand that you have


Officer should be treated 'the same'


STOP SIGNS
Continued from page B-2


Ash-Street. I turned also and began
to flash my headlights trying to get
his attention. My cruise control
' ,as still set at 32 mph; he
continued to outrun me. I thought
surely I'd get closer at the stop sign
al'Johnson Stripling Road. But
gu ess what, he didn't stop, he
:d turned right again continuing to
outrun me, mainly because of the
15 mph limit at the schools. He
then turned left again onto the
street running in front of the high
school. Turning right again going
in-front of Perry Primary School, I
was still unable to get his attention.
.At the next stop sign, which he
must not have seen, he turned left
onto San Pedro, and this is where I
lQst sight of him. But lo and
-1behold, I met a county officer


Writer urg


WEED
qContinued from page B-2
are that it outgrows and replaces
native habitat, is worthless as food
or cover for native wildlife, and
uses massive amounts of water. A
Wall Street Journal story quotes
Deanne DiPietro, an
environmental analyst at the
University of California, as saying,
,"It's the plant from h---."
Ms. Ezell's HOPE organization
is perhaps the only environmental
group to advocate its widespread
planting in Florida.
--There may be a role for
expanding the use. of biomass fuels
in Taylor County, but in. my
opinion it should not involve the


approaching me and I stopped him
and told him about the city
patrolman. He suggested I call Mr.
Clark (I can't remember his rank)
who later told me he would rather
his sergeant handle the matter. I
asked to be called back and can
you believe it? No one called back.
On Thursday, I called Mayor
Ketring and told her my story and
in a few hours, Mr. Brown, the city
manager, called me back. His
remarks were that the matter would
be handled with a letter in his file
and counseling. This is good, but
wait a minute, remember my story.
I was fined for exceeding the speed
limit and was required to take a
safe driver's course. I didn't make
illegal turns a traffic lights or run
any stop signs, and. I promptly
stopped after being signaled to do
so. Mr. Brown told me I had no
right to try to impose any sort of


les caution


wholesale conversion of forestland
to invasive, exotic species. I
encourage members of the Taylor
County Soil and Water
Conservation District to be
cautious of plans to use tax dollars
to promote the planting of arundo
donax or other exotics under the
guise of- soil or energy
conservation.
In the interest of full disclosure
readers should know what Ms.
Ezell knows: I have a selfish
interest in this matter. My family is
one of thousands whose way of life-
and way of living depends on north
Florida continuing -to grow pine
- trees in the flat woods.
Sincerely,
Alice Simmons


fine on the officer because I was
just a citizen and he was a law
officer.
He was satisfied; I'm not. He
broke the law numerous times and
just like everyone else needs to go
to court or pay the fine. As a law
enforcement officer, his example
was not one to be admired by
others. As far as my rights as a
citizen, I'm not sure this is entirely
true. But I intend to find out.
Talking with our fine Congressman
Boyd about this issue this
afternoon, he led me to believe
there is. The officer's name--I don't
think it's important to advertise it
all over town. He made a mistake
like a lot of folks do, he just needs
to pay up like a lot a folks do.
Chuck Edwards


taken.
I grew up in Jefferson County
and know from whence you came.
It is, indeed, sad to me that a man
would sell out to an organization
like the one mentioned above to
quote you, "because the group
represents a well-organized voting
bloc that can help the Democrats
win the House." At one point, I
believed that you had the people of
your district at heart. It would seem
to me that now that has changed
and it's "Help the Democrats, win
at all cost and to hell with the
people you represent."
If the Democratic Party hopes to
obtain these votes, and I believe
they would have gotten them
without your attending their
meeting, because that seems the
way the Democratic Party is
headed, what was promised this
organization to win their vote? For
when you receive approval of an
organization, it is because they
hope to gain something in return.
Will they be given more rights in
our schools to teach their lifestyle?
Will they be allowed to adopt
innocent children .that' may then
very well become their victims?


Just wnat is expected in return i
from you and the Democratic Party
in return for their bloc of votes?
I know it sounds as though I
don't care about this segment of
society. I fact I care very much and
I pray for them. I care a great deal
more about the children of this
country and what they will be
taught and subjected to. I would
hope you had the same concerns.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender lifestyle is being
taught as an alternative lifestyle,
that they can't help the way they
are, that they are born that way. I
agree on one point we are all born
in sin, with the potential of
becoming thieves, drunkards,
'deceivers and yes, even gays and,
lesbians, but we don't have to
choose those things as a way of
life. It's the choices we make, in
life, not that we can't choose. It's
not a fact that they'can't change. It
is a fact that they don't want to
change. My grandfather was a
preacher and he once made the
statement that people want a
license to sin.' ,
Society years ago was taught that
alcoholism is a sickness. Now we


ie lliearing tlld at tll iiestyi e can t
be helped. What next? Will -we
decide that the thief can't help
himself or herself, then the
murderer can't help himself or
herself. Oh yes, then what about
the Gay Men and Boys Alliance
that want to say that children are
quite capable of making choices
about having sex with them. What
will the Democratic Party do to
win their vote? More importantly,
what will you do? It is a choice.
What will you choose to do?
While I realize I do not live in your
district, I have family and friends
that do and let me assure you that we
all feel the same about this issue. I
know that you are unopposed this
time around so you may feel that
'nothing will result from your action.
I can assure you that your actions on
this one issue will not go unnoticed
and people will remember. I close by
saying I recently switched my party
affiliation just because of this type of
things I saw coming out of the
Democratic Party in other parts of
the country, but to see it in one of our
ow n., is a great disappointment
indeed.
Joanne Folsom


Sept. 20 deadline for art


ARTISTS
Continued from page B-1


displayed at the Taylor County
Public library. The high school art
work will be displayed at


_:-"This year's student artwork will Rosehead Junction in downtown
.b-e- Juried for first, second and third Perry. All student artwork must
j. lace ribbons by Richard Davis, have the student's name, address
.Florida Forest Festival 2006 local and grade on the back of the art
.guest artist," Byers said. work.
:.-.Perry Primary, Taylor County Please submit student artwork to.
-Elementary and Taylor County Byers at Taylor County High
-Middle School artwork will be School on or before Sept. 20.

Simpson has more than,


4,900 career flight hours


S-IMPSON
-Qd tinued from page B-1
etcut ii e officer and as a squadron
commander. To this point he has
-1-amassed more than 4900 flight
:-hours in nine different Marine
Corps rotary and. fixed wing
aircraft during his career.
--Simpson has also been assigned
io Marine Helicopter Squadron
nihe, (HMX-1) in Quantico, Va.,
'wfiere he was designated ,a.
-fpiesidential command pilot, and
suiibsequently served as officer in
diarge of numerous detachments
iii-suplport of residentialtravel for
:lifen presidents George Bush and
Bill Clinton.
-_'.S-impson .is a 1978 graduate of
T 'Tylor County High School and a
1982 graduate of Florida State
-:Viversity. He is the son of Billy
Simpson and Emily Simpson, both


of Perry.
He is married to the former Miss
Olivia Lee Hill of Perry, who is the
daughter of Bill Phillips of Ft.
Myers, and Teena Phillips of Perry.
She is the granddaughter of Ernest
and Olive Jackson and of Harold
and Mildred Hill, all of Perry.
He has a son,, Kevin, and a
daughter, Carly, .who live in
Jacksonville; while he and Olivia
along with their children,
Nicholas, Ethan and Sarah Claire
reside aboard Camp Smith in-Aiea
(Hawaii) while they are stationed
in Hawaii..
-Colonel Simpson reports to his
next assignment later this month as
the Pacific Fleet, Fleet Marine'
Officer (FMO);. the senior Marine
Officer assigned to the Admiral
Commanding the United States
Pacific Fleet, Headquartered at the
Naval Base PTearl Harbor, Hawaii.


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