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Place of Publication: Perry Fla
Creation Date: September 13, 2006
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2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 36






Earthquake tremors felt here


An earthquake with a magnitude
of 5.9 'rumbled in the Gulf of
Mexico Sunday morning sending
tremors felt as well far away as
South Carolina and creating fears
along the coast of a possible
tsunami.
The earthquake, which struck
253 miles south southwest of
Apalachicola at 10:56 a.m., was
one of the largest in the Gulf of
Mexico in recent times.
According to the U.S.
Geological Survey, four people
from Taylor County reported
feeling the morning rumbles--three


in Perry and one in
Steinhatchee.
In all, more than 5,000 people
from across the southeast reported
feeling the quake.
Shortly after the news broke
Sunday of the quake, Taylor
County Emergency Management
officials began receiving calls
from concerned citizens regarding
the possibility of a tsunami
striking the county's coastline.
The Taylor County .office
received confirmations from state
officials "within minutes" that
there was nothing to worry about,


said Taylor .County Public
Information Officer Mandy
Cornelius.
"The Gulf is shallow," Cornelius
said. "It would have to be a
tremendous earthquake to, cause
large waves. A 6.0 earthquake
would not cause any significant
waves."
Comparing this earthquake to
the 2004 Indian Ocean quake
which created a tsunami which
killed more than 200,000 people,
Cornelius said "we would not see
that here."
While earthquakes in the Gulf of


Mexico are rare, they do


Law enforcement has stepped up
to the .plate again in its never-
ending war against drugs--this
time coming up with at least 10
arrests during a mock drug check
point held recently.
Officers representing several
law enforcement agencies
converged at the U.S. Hwy. 19 and


The last earthquake to hit the in February and a 4.4 event in
area was a 5.2 magnitude tremor October 2003.


Boyd Road intersections, along
with signs proclaiming, "Drug
Check Point Ahead."
During the action, Aaron Joel
Mendelson, 27, of Tallahassee,
turned down the dirt Boyd Road
without putting his turn signal on
in time. Taylor County Sheriffs
Office Dep. Lynn Gilbreath turned


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In honor and remembrance of America's heroes, the local Woodmen the World chapter
presented a flag pole, flag and commemorative plaque to PACE Christian School Monday, Sept.
... "' 11. During the dedication ceremony, President Raymond Pettitt related that "we are honoring
not only the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001, but those who have lost their lives--and
... those currently serving--in the light against terrorism." Local veterans presided over the
flag raising ceremony. The program also include a brief speech from Mayor Emily Ketring as
well as Ihe presentation of a Christian flag to the school.


Chamber secures county funding
am er u :'! n


The Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce will not be
included in the county's proposed
lump sum donation to United Way
for non-profit organizations.
Instead, the chamber will receive
its $15,000 contribution directly
from the county.
-This was one of two changes
made to the county's budget for the
2006-07 fiscal year during the first
-of two public hearings scheduled
fQr the Taylor County


Commission.
Commissioners decided. during
budget hearings held. in July to
remove their contributions to local.
non-profit groups and instead
make one donation to United Way,
allowing the organization to
distribute the money instead.
Chamber Director Dawn Taylor
and Chairman Sandy Manning
addressed the board, asking that
the chamber be removed from the
United Way donation, calling the


county's $15,000 "critical."
The economic' impact to the
county over the past several years
from- chamber-sponsored events,
including the Florida., State
Bluegrass Festival, has exceeded
$6 million, Taylor said.
Commissioner Jack Brown
questioned, how the chamber
benefits the county, asking, "Why
should I give you tax payers'
money?"
Taylor and.Manning pointed out


.that the chamber helps bring new
residents to the county by
promoting Taylor County as well
as assisting the hospital and, other
businesses in recruiting new
employees.
Brown then made a motion to
approve removing the chamber
from the $100,000 United Way
donation. Commissioner Pat
Patterson seconded and the
measure passed 3-0.
Commissioner Clay, Bethea was


out of town and Commissioner
Malcolm Page had to leave the
meeting early for a doctor's
appointment.
The chamber was the only non-
profit organization (affected by the
change) to appear at the hearing.
Requests from nonprofit groups
had 'totaled $223,000, almost
double the $113,000 of
disbursements in the current fiscal
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in behind him and conducted a
traffic stop.
"I asked him for his drivers
license and registration, but when
he went to hand the, items to me,
his hand was shaking bad enough
that he apologized for it,"
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Pla






ball!


The parking lot is painted, the
signs are up, the grass is cut and all
that's left is to play ball.
Now it's official: grand opening
ceremonies for the Taylor. County
Sports Complex will take place
Monday, Sept.. 18, at 4:30 p.m.
Commission Chairman Daryll
Gunter is expected to emcee the
event with Commissioner Jack
Brov'. n pro% hiding the hisrtorv of the
project.
Former commissioners Johnny
Hankerson, Walter Rowell, Frank
Russell' and Edd Sadler, as well as
State Representative Will
Kendrick and Senator Nancy
Argenziano, have been invited to
the program.
Individuals and organizations
who have sponsored the project
will also be recognized.
Refreshments will be available
and the public is invited.
Following the ceremony, the
first Perry Soccer Association
game at the new facility is set to
commence.
The complex currently sports
three regulation soccer fields,-
three youth-league fields, a
playground and a picnic shelter.
Construction on Phase 1 of the
complex began last year and
subsequent phases are expected to
add baseball fields, multi-use
trails, as well as additional parking.
and playground facilities.
The county commission has
budgeted $2 million for the 2006-
07 fiscal year, !which could be
enough to complete the project.


Wright honored as Florida


Forest Ranger of the Year'


For his service to Taylor County
and his commitment to public
education, forest ranger ,Billy
Wright with the Florida Division
of Forestry (DOF) has been named
the Florida Forestry Association's
.2006 Forest Ranger of the Year.
Wright, who has been with the
DOF for more than 28 years, was


Billy Wright


presented the award during
.morning ceremonies held at the
forestry association's annual
meeung last week in Destin.
He was chosen from a slate
of nominees from across the,
state.
"Ranger Billy Wright knows the
value of outreach and education.
Every year, Wright makes a point
to reach every fifth grader in the
county .school system with both
interactive classroom experiences
and field trips that introduce
them to almost every aspect of
forestry, including history, land
management, fire prevention,
prescribed burning and wildlife,"
forestry association representative
Erin Glover said.
."He is also the creator of some
significant and useful historical
documentation on forestry in
Florida. His work includes 'A
Photographic ,History of Forest-
Fire Fighting, Equipment in
Florida,' 'A Photographic History
of the Florida Division of Forestry.'
and.'numerous wooden display


boards featuring Florida's forest
history that are regularly used at
the Florida Forestry Discovery
Center at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa."
In addition to his outreach
activities, Wright is also an
extremely knowledgeable and
skilled wildland firefighter
with more than 26 years of
experience, Glover said.
He also actively assists
the county forester with
landowner assistance in various
capacities.
"We are very proud of Billy and
all of his accomplishments,
especially in forest education. He
is one of those rare employees who
does these things because he wants
to--not because he has to. He has
done so much to promote forest
education on all levels, for both
adults and especially school
children. It is good to see he has
been recognized on the statewide
level for his :accomplishments,"
DOF Perry Districi Manager John
Fish said.


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The grand opening of the Taylor County Sports Complex will be celebrated during a ceremony
set for Monday, Sept. 18, at 4:30. The first game of soccer will be take place following the
festivities. The complex currently sports three regulation soccer fields, three youth-league
fields, a playground and a picnic shelter,. Subsequent phases are expected to add baseball fields
and basketball courts.


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A-2 TaCO Times September 13, 2006
PUBLIC AUCTION
Saturday, Sept. 16 8:30 a.m.
The Taylor County District School Board will conduct a sale of surplus
property located at the Transportation Department, 1004 E. Bay Street,
Perry, FL on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006. A maintenance vehicle and four
school buses will be for sale. All items are to be sold at public outcry.
Purchaser of property is required to provide full payment at the time of
sale and remove property from premises within ten working days. All
property will be sold in an "as is" condition. The District has the right to
reject any or all-bids. All items will be available for inspection from 7:00 to
8:30 a.m. the morning of the sale. Additional information can be obtained
by contacting the Transportation Department at 850-838-2505.


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Johnson: checkpoints


help curtail drug traffic


DRUGS
Continued from page 1
Gilbreath said.
"I asked him where he was
coming from and he said he was
coming from Taylor County High
School," he added.
Mendelson was a contracted
behavioral specialist, working with
disadvantaged children in the
Taylor school district, who has
since been ,dismissed, according to
Director of Personnel Clyde Cruce.
When asked where he was
going, Mendelson said he was
returning to Tallahassee.
Gilbreath theh asked him why he
would turn off of the four-lane'
which would take him straight to
Tallahassee, and take a small
country dirt road which goes back
into the woods.
According to Gilbreath, the man
said, "Ahhh, I guess to get familiar
with the area."
Gilbreath then asked him why he
was familiarizing himself with the
area and he replied, "Ahhh, I don't


know again."
"The officer then told him that
some of his statements and
his shaking were making
him suspicious that he was
hiding something, either in
the car or on him," Gilbreath
added.
At this point, TCSO K-9 Off.
Harper Gibson, along with canine
partner, Jeremiah, conducted a
"free-air sniff" around
Mendelson's car, and the canine
alerted. Mendelson was advised
that his car would be searched.
"While I was searching the
vehicle, the driver said it was in his
first aid kit," said Gilbreath. "I
asked what was in the first aid kit,
and he said, 'marijuana.'
"When I opened the kit, I found
a plastic bag, which contained the
illegal drug and Mendelson was
arrested and charged with
possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis," said Gilbreath.
The suspect was placed under
arrest and taken to the county jail
with charges of possession of less


than 20 grams of cannabis.
Another nine people were
charged with various illegal
activity; some arrested and some
given notices to appear.
TCSO Cpt. Richard Johnson
said they were using the mock
drug checkpoints to curtail drug
traffic through Taylor County,
"whether it be those who have
some marijuana for their own
personal use, or, like recently, at
another check point, when over 40
bags of cocaine and a large amount
of drug money were seized.
"If we keep on and keep on, the
word will spread among those who
travel with illegal drugs--they are
exactly that--illegal," Johnson
added.
"Sheriff Williams has told us to
do what we have to do during this
drug war, and that's just what it is,"
Johnson added, "a war. With some
of the new tools we have, like
these mock check points, we are
clearly making a dent and
giving people something to think
about."


A-3 Taco Times September 13, 2006


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For Steinhatchee

$50,000 pledged to ALS equipment


CHAMBER
Continued from page 1
year.
Organizations requesting funds
were: Suwannee River RC&D
Council, $1,100; Civil Air Patrol,
$6,000; Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce, $15,000; Taylor
,County Senior Citizens Center,
$76,142 (a $51,142 increase from
the current year); Boys & Girls
Club, $75,000 (a $50,000
increase); Taylor Leadership
Council, $7,500; MainStreet,
$5,000 (a $1,000 increase); Refuge
House, $15,000 (a $2,500
increase); and Early Learning
Coalition, $20;000 (a new
request).


Earlier in the meeting Meg
Flemming from Steinhatchee
addressed the board representing
the Steinhatchee Projects Board,
and requested the commission
reallocate $30,000 which had been
earmarked for outdoor restrooms
at the Steinhatchee Community
Center to an advanced life support
(ALS) system.
Currently there is one
ambulance stationed in
Steinhatchee which has basic life
support (BLS) equipment.
According to Doctors' Memorial
Hospital CEO Rick Brown, who
was present at the hearing, the cost
to upgrade the BLS equipment in
the ambulance to an ALS system
would run approximately $50,000.,


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New personnel and training to
have staff available to operate the
equipment, however, would cost
an additional several hundred
thousand.dollars.
After some discussion,; Brown
made a motion to allocate the
$30,000 as well as an additional
$20,000 from the general fund to
cover the costs of the ALS
equipment. Page seconded and the
measure passed 4:0.
Also at the hearing, the
commission agreed to leave the ad
valorem millage rates for the
general fund and MSTU fund at
their current levels.
The second and final public
hearing on the budget will be held
Monday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.


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The 66th Annual. Meeting of Tri-County Electric Cooperative,
Inc. will be held Saturday, September 16, 2006, at the Van H.
Priest Auditorium located on the campus of the North. Florida
Community College, in the City of Madison, Florida. Registration
begins at 9:00 a.m. and the business meeting will convene at
10:00 a.m.


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cooperative look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Annual
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A-4 The Taco Times September 13, 2006


On Oct. 28

Tuten, Prevatt to wed

at St. George Island
Tommy Tuten and Sandy Tuten announce the engagement of their
daughter, Mandy Deane, to Philip Wayne Prevattt, the son of Preston and
Mary Ann Prevatt.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Harvey (Pete) and Jan Tuten of
Lake Bird, Bobbye and A.C. Ray of Monticello, Ga., and Betty French of
Perry.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Jim and Nancie Prevatt, and
Ernie and Joan Dresser, all of Mims.
All friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend the ceremony
on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. on St. George Island in front of the
Buccaneer Inn.


October wedding planned
Deana Michele Sheffield and Paul Chandler Poppell will be
married on Oct. 7, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in the Catholic Parish,
Hall. All friends and relatives of the couple are cordially
invited to attend.

New arrival


TALENT SHOWCAE rr KARAOKE COMPETITION
Qualifying round Friday, Sept. 22

Preliminaries near for

FFF talent showcase
Preliminaries for the Florida Forest Festival's Talent Showcase &
Karaoke Competition will be held Friday, Sept. 22, at the Perry Elks
Lodge, beginning at 6 p.m.
General admission will be $5 and the public is invited to attend. The
Florida Forest Festival Talent Showcase & Karaoke Competition is
intended as family entertainment and all song material must be appropriate
for all ages.
Ten finalists will be selected to compete in the final round of
competition Saturday, Oct. 28, at the 51st annual Florida Forest Festival.
Applications are available at the festival office, located at the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

Navarro, Cannon say vows


Tricia Navarro and Richard
Allen Cannon, both of Perry, were


married in a private ceremony held
Sept. 10, 2006.


Joseph Layne Padgett
Shane ind Lynn Padgett of
Steinhatchee announce the birth of
[heir son, Joseph Layne, on Aug.
1, 2006.
He weighed 6 pounds, 15
ounces, and was 18 inches long.
The new arrival was welcomed
home by Shana, Shane and Carl
Padgett of Perry.
Paternal grandparents are Carl
.ind Geraldine Leggett of Perry.
Maternal grandparenis are Ted
inJ Sue Sa) lr Of Sieinhatchee.
Lewis and Lisa Davis of Cross
City.


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Fomuche-Edwards
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their wedding Saturday, Sept. 16,'at 6 p.m. in Lakeside Baptist Church.
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" T S TD e'E a A dis


Recently, I presented an expose of the Pledge ofAllegiance to ouryouth at
First Baptist Church. If we attend school 180 days a year and we go through
K-12 grades, we recite this 31 word essay 2,340 times. Not included are
those times at different organization meetings, assemblies, etc.

It became a burden to me for myself and others who recite this pledge
practically on a daily basis to really understand what it says. Words such as
"pledge, allegiance, republic, justice and liberty" are not used in everyday
conversation. I learned a lot as you do when you're the teacher doing the
research.

The word that intrigued me most was the word "liberty." The Merriam
Webster dictionary defines it as, "The positive enjoyment of various social,
political or economic rights and privileges; the power of choice." A synonym
of the word liberty is freedom. Yet, there is a difference. Freedom allows
one to do whatevyer-they want, whereas liberty specifies the freedom to do
what is as a nation with positive results.

n nof the lihberties we are nrivileg'ed to have is the right to VOTE. We iust


had our primary election here in Taylor County. Actually, the'percentage of
voter participation increased to approximately 40%. That means that there
are still 60% of eligible voters not participating. Over one half of the people
have NO VOICE!

There are decisions being made at the city, county, state and federal levels
that affect each of us everyday! Laws concerning the planning of our city of
Perry and Taylor County are made by elected officials. Be a part of the
solution by voting in the General Election on Nov. 7, 2006. Call the Supervisor
of Elections office at 850-838-3515 if you are not registered to vote. You
owe it to yourself and the other citizens of our great county, to have a voice
to be heard so we all may continue to enjoy these liberties!


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News


Forum

Pow Wow
this weekend
The Oak Hill Village of Perry will
host a Pow Wow this weekend
(Sept. 15-17) at Forest Capital State
Park.
Daily programs will be held from
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday; Sunday events will be held
from 1G a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is
free.
Activities will include intertribal
and Creek stomp dancing,
drumming, Native American craft
displays, storytelling and an auction.

Dinner benefits
scholarship fund
A dinner/dance benefiting the
Take Stock in Children scholarship
program will be held Friday, Sept.
15, at Taylor County Elementary
School.
Dine-in and take out BBQ chicken
dinners will be available, starting at
4:30 p.m. Dinner service will be from
5-6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $7.50 (for take-out
meals) and $40 per couple for the
dinner/dance.
Tickets are available at South
House, Yarbrough Tire & Automotive
Services, Goodman's BBQ, the
elementary school and the district
administrative complex. For more
information, contact Kathy Kreidler
at 371-1132.

Ready for
flu season?
Patsy Greene, with the Capital
.Area American Red Cross Chapter,
will present a program on the
upcoming flu season Thursday at
the Taylor Senior Citizens Center.
The program begins at 11 a.m.

FCAT retakes
announced
FCAT retake tests for juniors and
seniors will be given Sept. 25-29.
Reading will be given on Monday,
Sept. 25; math on Tuesday, Sept. 26;
ifdWhaeup 'testsSept. 27-29."'"L-U

SAC meets at TTI
Taylor Technical Institute's School
Advisory Council will meet Thursday,
Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. The meeting will
be held in the school's conference
room and is open to the public.


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Pastry chef Patrick Davis, formerly of Perry, was
featured on the cover of the Tuscon Citizen newspaper's
special "Taste" edition.

Sweet success for Davis,

'Pastry Chef of the Year'

Pastry chef Patrick Davis--who started his culinary career at Perry's own
McDonald's--was named "Pastry Chef of the Year" by the Chefs
Association of Southern Arizona.
Davis took on Dawn Garcia in the two-day battle held in Tucson, Ariz.,
organized by the association.
His winning entry was "Fire & Ice: Souithwe iern S'More Tart" with a
strawberry ginger beer float, and mango and r.aspberri) sauces.
This was Davis' first competition. He was also featured on the front
cover of the Tucson Citizen's "Taste" edition covering the competition.
The self-taught chef, who is a 1987 graduate of Taylor County High
School, has crafted fancy sweets for Be\ ond Bread, The Westin LaPaloma
Resort & Spa and Primo at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa.
He is the son of Al Davis Sr. of Perry and the late Mildred Davis.
"He makes us proud," Davis Sr. said

At Jerkins center

Community forum Thursday


The Taylor County Leadership
Council (TCLC) will host a
community forum Thursday, Sept.
14, at 6 p.m., in, the Jerkins
Community Center.
"The focus of this forum is to
revisit the listening project started
by the council in January 1997.
We will extend the scope of the
,project from a neighborhood
project to a total community
project. We need your support by
attending the forum and listening
to the citizens of Perry/Taylor
County express their views about
tli direction of our failure and tho
sen ice' needed to get us there,"
(TCLC) CEO Horace F McLeod
said.
SDiscussion topics 'will include:
securing access to healthcare;
fostering accountable community-
centered policing; and assuring
environmental justice for
all.


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A-6 The Taco Times September 13 2006


Marianna tops Bulldogs


Friday night's "Battle of the
Bulldogs" with Marianna started
off on the wrong foo; for Ti',l or
County and got progress..'.i'l,'
worse.
Marianna (2-1) took the opcningt
drive 80 yards in eight plans, to
score just 2:15 into the Lamer
"They were aided by a cruciL-i
facemrask penalty that extended the
drive after Jarvis McGrew appc -ird
to make a key 3rd down ;sop
After falling behind '-0. Ta:, lor
County (0-3) managed to pick up
only one yard in three pl3as and
lost starting QB-Marquis Ellhi tor
the remainder of the game % hen he
was injured on a 3rd and 11
scramble.
Despite the early deficit and
crippling injury to their offensive
leader, Taylor had numerous
opportunities to pull out their first
victory' 'of the season, but
committed an astonishing 10
"turnovers and 11 penalties for
minus 95 yards.
Back-tp QB freshman Ty
Crowley gave a valiant effort,
completing 8 of 25 passes for 129
yards and a touchdown, but threw
three second-half interceptions,
lost two fumbles and was sacked
five times for negative 28 yards.'
Despite the turnovers, Taylor
County scored back-to-back
touchdowns in the beginning of
the fourth quarter and was driving
at the Marianna 30 with a chance
to pull within 7 when Crowley
was picked off for the second time
P: of the half.
After'the Taylor defense held,
Crowley moved Taylor to the 40,
but was sacked and fumbled to set
up a Marianna touchdown three
plays later. On Taylor's very next
offensive play Crowley was picked
off again and the interception was
returned 45 yards for a touchdown
to make the final score 42-14.
wEllis suffered a knee injury
When he took akhelmet to the leg
after two-yard -scramble on the
very first series of the game. His
status for future games was
uncertain pending evaluation this
week.
The first quarter continued to be
disastrous for Ta lor Count\. as
Marianna drove down to the 31-
yard line before Taylor linebacker
Georgie Armstrong picked off a
4th and 6 pass at his own 25-yard
line. Armstrong returned the
interception 15 yards to the 40-
* yard line where he was tackled and
fumbled the ball back to
Marianna.
Five plays later Marianna scored
on a 26-yard TD pass to take a 16-
0 lead after their .second tiwo-point'
-O conversion.
Chad Ellis returned the kickoff
* 20 yards to the Taylor 30, but-
Bryckoski Jackson was stuffed for
no, gain and could not handle a
` hard hand-off from Crowley and
fumbled ,,the ball. away to
Marianna. .
SArmstrong made up for his
fumble by forcing one of his own
on a big 3rd and 3 play,, allowing
McGrew to fall on the loose ball
for Taylor.
Jackson ran for 13 on first down
and Crowley hit Armstrong for a.
seven-yard pass before 'Crowley
fired a-quick pitch to Jackson that
-',,bounced off of his shoulder pads
for the Bulldogs' third lost fumble.,
Sof the first quarter.
Marianna picked up three first
downs before Taylor linebacker
Jake Meacham intercepted a pass
from Marianna QB Brandon
Gardner at the five-yard-line.
However, in what seemed to be a
bad case of deja-vu Meacham
fumbled as he was flipped upside-
- down on the tackle and Marianna
:- recovered their fourth Taylor
Fumble of the first half. ,


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Taylor Stats Marianna
14 First Downs 22
33/98 Rushes/Yards 48/138
8/25/3 Comp/Passing/lnt. 13/32/3
129 Pass Yards 198
227 Total Offense 336
114 Return Yards 85
3/39.7 Punts/Avg. 5/28.2
7/7 Fumbles/Lost 3/2
11/95 Penalties/Yards 10/90


Marianna capitalized on the,
miscue, driving the remaining 10'
yards in three plays before scoring
on a one-yard plunge to take a 22-
0 lead after Cody Davis stopped
Marianna runningback Phillip
Sylvester short on a two-point
conversion run.
Taylor's next drive was marred
by penalties after Crowley found
Greg Sneed for a 12-yard
completion. Head Coach Price

Harris promised some exciting
new looks in his pre-game report
and unveiled a seven-receiver
formation with just the center,
two tackles and QB lined up in
their normal positions.
How e'vtr Ta\ lor was hit with a -
procedure penalty (not enough
men on the line of scrimmage) and
back-to-back holding penalties
before Crowley was sacked for a
loss and had to punt.

Big' defensive plays by
Meacham, Armstrong and
McGrew stopped Marianna on
their next drive, but despite big
runs (12 and 13 yards) by Jackson,
t% ''wo dropped, passes and a run for,
"ne'gati e yardagee forced a. 4S-aird
field goal attempt by Crowley,
who had plenty of leg, but pushed
the kick just wide left.
Sneed and L.J., Blount helped
stop Marianna's next drive, but a
12-Nard completion to Sneed was
followed by t o more dropped
passes and Taylor getting hit w ith
another procedure penalty for
lining ,up wrong in the seven-
receiver spread formation.

Marianna drove down to the
five-yard line (thanks :to a
roughing the passer penalty on
Taylor on the last play of the hal f)
and just missed a touchdown pass
on the free e\tra play. d

Chad Ellis had a big 23-yard
return to start the second half,
before Jackson followed 'big
blocks from Armstrone and
Meacham (ho joined him in the
"full house", backfield formation),
as well as Adam Cook and Drew
Southerland to pickup 19 yards
on three carries.
Working out of the new: two-
fullback running' formation,
Armstrong carried twice forfour
yards, including a' first down, but
Crowley was intercepted on a 1st


and 10 pass at midfield.
A sack by freshman Cory Sadler
and two dropped passes led to a
Marianna punt, which Chad Ellis
dropped and fumbled away at
Taylor's 24-yard line. Three,plays:.
later Marianna punched in their
fourth unanswered touchdown to,
take a 28-0 lead.
Sneed picked up a first down on.
an 18-yard pass from Crowley,
who fumbled a snap and lost the'
ballto Marianna for the Bulldogs'
seventh turnover.
Joseph Proenza, Jarquis Ellis
and Tyler Jenkins made big
defensive plays to stop Marianna
at the Taylor 14-yard line, but
Taylor went three and out.
McGrew and Proenza caused a
fumble and Sadler recovered for,
Taylor County, %which scored two
plays later to start the fourth,
quarter on a 32-yard fly pattern.
pass from Crowley to Chad Ellis.
Crowley's PAT was wide left to
make.the score 28-6.
Sneed made an interception to
give the ball back to Taylor
County ancd Jackson followed the
blocking of Drew Southerland and
Will Hall into the end'zone from
nine yards out to make the score
28-12. Using the same power
backfield with Meacham and
Armstrong blocking from their
fullback positions, Jackson ran in
the. two-point conversion behind
Southerland to close the gap to
28-14.
Jenkins,- Zach Bradshaw,.
Proenza and McGrew came up big
to stuff Marianna and Crowley hit
Chad Ellis for a 19-yard pass
completion and Srieed for a 12-
yard gain to set up a chance to
pull within' 28-21, when he was
picked off on a pass to
SSoutherland.
Meacham .and the Bulldog
defense held again, but Crowley
was sacked and fumbled to set up
an eas) 15-yard scoring drive by
Marianna to put the game out of
reach, 34-14 with 1:37 to play.
'.After Blount's 25-yard kickoff


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return. Cro',. le, n as intercepted
for the third lime and this one ..as
returned 45 \,jrds tor a ouchd,-.' n
to finish oft the scoring at 42-14
Tajlor Counti has a week off it'
heal and w,,:,rk out the mitakes
that ha.e cos..t them in [hrce
strawiht h...es before ho:stir
Verrlin in their first home n-ime
of the season on Sept. 2



Golfers


now 5-0

The Taylor County High golf
team ran its record to 5-0 Thursday
following a 151-195 win over
Lafayette County at a match
played at Perry Golf and Country
Club.
Ryan Hagberg led the way with
a 33 followed by Daniel Aman and
Nick Allbritton at 39, Josh
Leverette with a 40, Glen
Hammers with a 43 and Camden
Lynn with a 44.
The team also beat Lafayette in
an Aug. 29 match at Quail
Heights Golf Club in Lake City.
Leading the Bulldogs were
Le\ erette with a 37, Albritton and
Hammers with 38s, Hagberg with
a 39 and. Lynn and Jonathan
Lincoln writh 42s.,
In a three-way match heldAug.
31, Taylor County defeated
Suw annee and Madison.
Hagberg fired a 36. Aman 40,
Leverette and Allbritton' 42s,
Lincoln 48 and Hammers 54.
Taylor County was slated to
play Suwannee Tuesday in Live
Oak.


Unbeaten TCMS-returns to


action here this Thursday


The Taylor County Middle
School football team goes back
into action this week 'after an open
date last week.
The Bulldogs. now 2-0 on the
season. will host Fort White this
Thursday. Kickoff is at p.m.
The TCMS defense has
continued to shine, posting its
second straight shutout in an 18-2
victory over Riversprings Middle


School in Wakulla.
Wakulla's lone score came on 'a
fumbled punt return which the
Bulldogs recovered in their own
endzone for a 2-point safety.
Tony Jackson got.the 'Dogs on
the board first, sprinting 60 yards
in the first. quarter to put TCMS
up 6-0.
Bulldog quarterback Lakedrick


it's

.about

time.


Mothers have a day.
Fathers have a day.
Even groundhogs have a day.
Isn't it time that kids have
their own day too?


Woodfaulk hit A.J. Nelson with a
35-yard touchdown pass in the
second period to give TCMS a 12-
' 0 advantage at halftime.
A little trickery contributed to'
the 'Dogs' final score in the third
quarter when Nelson caught a' 55-
yard halfback pass from Tyler
Flowers to end the scoring at 18-
2.


Join the celebration! Make time to bring a special child in
your life to a Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids event.

Saturday, Sept. 16

11:00 am 3:00 pm

City Park
For more information, call the Boys & Girls Clubs (850) 584-2611 or (850) 838-2471


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L.J. Blount (17) puts a hit on a runner during recent Taylor
County High School football action.






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. 22 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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Religion



Church dedicates


windows Sunday

Steinhatchee continues September celebration
First United Methodist Church of Steinhatchee would like to invite the
community to come and join their September "Celebration of the Lord."
The new stained glass windows will be dedicated Sunday, Sept. 17, at
11 a.m. with a pot luck lunch to follow the service.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, a fish fry will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring
bluegrass music.
Interested in Hebrews?
A Precept Upon Precept Bible study of Hebrews began Tuesday, Sept.
12, at 305 Glenridge Road.
For further information on joining the Precept study, please call Melody
Greene at 584-7619 or Ena Reed at 584-5718.
Antioch to honor women Sunday
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church's annual Women's Day will be held
Sunday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Evangelist Ida Jean
Conner (Dumas) of Panama City.
Choir rehearsal will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Chairwoman Gloria Ratliff or Co-
Chairwoman Pearlier Mae Richet at 584-8541.
Lakeside plans Homecoming
Lakeside Baptist Church, which calls itself "a place to call home," will
host its 53rd Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 24, with Lorace
Cothron as guest speaker.
The church, located on Highway 27 East, will have Sunday School at
9:45 a.m. and worship at 11. The invitation from Pastor Steve Ruff is:
"Please come and be with us." The church may be reached at 584-5688.

Five night revival a success


By B.D. WILLIAMS
"0 give thanks unto the Lord, for
he is good, for his mercy endures
forever." -Psalml07
The five-night revival meeting
held at Springhill M.B. Church,
where Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr. is
...pastor, closed Friday night. The
weeklong revival was very
spiritual throughout the five nights
and the attendance was very good.
There were members present from
more than 10 different churches
On Friday night the St. Stephens
M.B. Church of Mt. Celia, where
the Rev. Jimmie Brokins is. the
"pastor. rendered song services. It
was lu1t-tonderful- to ha'.e 'them
come dow n to assist their pastor on
the closing night of his five nights
of preaching at the revival. That
showed love for their pastor and
church..
Mrs. Ernestine Washington had
relatives come from Jacksonville
and spend-the day with her and her
I husband, Mr. George Washington.
SWhile they were here they had a
brief visit, with Mrs. B.D.
Williams, who enjoyed their visit.
Their visit here was enjoyable with
family and friends.
What an enjoyable afternoon we
had at the Mt. Olive M.B. Church
entertainment center where we all
met Saturday,, Sept.' 9, in the
Afternoon to celebrate and honor
Mrs. Ella Mae Jones on her 100th
birthda.. Just think of God's
goodness to you down through the
years!
Participants in the program
included Mrs. Alyce Watkins, the,


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Blue Creek welcomes new pastor
The members of Blue Creek Baptist Church will celebrate
the arrival of their new pastor, Adrian Land and family, on
Sept. 17 during 11 a.m. services. Dinner will follow in the
fellowship hall. Shown from left are: Adrian Ill Pastor Land,
Melissa and Arica Land.


You are invited --
to join us at the
Ash Street Church of Christ's

2nd Annual Ladies Day
"Godly Women of All Ages"

Saturday, Oct. 7,2006


Registration is at 8:20 a.m. &
activities will begin at 8:45 a.m.
with lunch to follow at noon.


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Our speakers from Valdosta, Ga., are
Melinda Hall, Teri Gill & Ruby Coppage

This will be a fun day filled with great
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Children are welcome.
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WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?No. 16

JESUS WOULD NOT GLORY IN
RELIGIOUS TITLES

By Jeff Himmel

From my earliest days of preaching the gospel, I've
met people now and then who insist on calling me
"Reverend" Himmel. That always makes me
uncomfortable --no, queasy would be more accurate
because Jesus tells us not to do that very thing.

My dictionary says "reverend" is an adjective that
means "worthy of profound awe and respect." Now,
there may be some folks who respect me, but I'm
quite sure I do not deserve anyone's "profound awe."

Of course, people who call me "Reverend" do it
because they think that's what you're supposed to call
:'a preacher. But who decided that?: In"older
translations of the Bible the word "reverend," appears
only once as a description ofGod Himself: "Holy
and reverend is his name" (Psalm 111:9). Newer
translations render the word "awesome" or "fearful."
Such a majestic description of the power of God
sounds ridiculous when tacked onto the names of
men. What else but human pride could create such a
mismatch?

Jesus spoke in. strong terms against the kind of
attitude that delights in religious titles. He denounced
those who gloried in being called "Rabbi," "Father,"
and "Teacher" (Matthew 23:6-10). The words:
themselves were not wrong, but using them as titles
of honor most definitely was. (Aren't the terms
"Doctor" and "Professor" used in a very similar
fashion by preachers today?) Jesus pointed His
disciples instead to humility: "But the greatest among
you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts
himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles
himself shall be exalted" (Matthew 23:11-12).

Sometimes, scriptural terms such as "elder,"
"bishop," or "pastor" are abused in the same way. In
the New Testament these words are used to describe
the men responsible for leading and overseeing a
local church (see Acts 20:17,28; 1 Peter 5:1-3f_
Timothy 3:1-7: Titus 1:5-9). They are spiritual job
descriptions, not titles of rank.

Even a common Christian term like "brother"
becomes a title of sorts if we apply it only to certain
people, such as evangelists or elders. All true
Christians are brothers in Christ, servants of God and
of each other (Matthew 23:8 ). Why should I be called
"Brother Jeff" and some other member of God's
family just be called "Tom?"

We are called to follow the Son of God, "who,
although He existed in the form of God, did not regard
equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied
Himself, taking the form of a bondservant"
(Philippians 2:6,7). The wearing of high-sounding
religious titles is the very opposite of that servant
spirit that Jesus demonstrated for us.
This article is reprinted online at http://www.bibleweb.com.






A-8 TacOTimes September 13, 2006

Obituaries


-Geraldine Dykes Gray
Ge- aldine Dykes Gray
Geraldine "Geri" Dykes Gray,
54g5 d Sept. 7, 2006.
-TBor Feb. 6,' 1952, in
Jacksonville, she resided 51 years
if-tJaeksonville and moved to
Stemliatchee three years ago. She
%worked in bookkeeping and
clccopniting for .25 years.
-Stiuvivors include: her parents, .
William and Lucy Dykes; her
fiane,. Tommy Lytle; three
4aiaghfers, Lisa Gray, Tia Marshall
nd-R7obin Gray; a son, Brandon
Gray;; .seven grandchildren; two
sisters,, Dianna Lochridge and
Arina.McDonald; a brother, Lewis
Dyes; and many nieces and
nephews.
..She was preceded in death by
her husband, Robert, in 2003.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at
Rick Gooding Funeral Home in
tross City with the Rev. Bobby
Joe-.Hines and Wayne Philmon
dffioiating. Family members
received friends one hour prior to
the'service.
SFluneral services were also held
Monday at 3 p.m. at Town and
CountrN Funeral Home in
Jacksonville.
lniemient followed at Town and


oWomen's D

REVIVAL
Goithued from page7
Charlie B. Gilmore, Mrs. Bessie
Gilfigire, Mr. Robert, Gilmore and
IMrs. B.D. 'Wlliams. 'Remarks
Werkp-iven by family and friends
I T with many gifts and cards. ,
-IiFaril\ that-came to town for the
10(tli' birthday celebration were
from Hartford, Conn., Alexandria,
La.. Philadelphia. Pa., Silver
Sprigs, Md., Tampa, Gainsville,
art-L-auderdale; Lake Monroe,
.Cairo- Ga., and Thomasville, Ga.
After such a beautiful afternoon of
6onor :and celebration, each one


Country Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Memorial donations may be
made to Haven Hospice of Tri-
County, 311 N.E. Ninth St.,
Chiefland, FL 32626.
Rick Gooding Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Nell Swain
Mrs. Mary Nell Swain, 91, died
Sept. 10, 2006, at her home in
Perry.
Born in Mayo, Mrs. Swain was a
daughter of the late Mellous Land
and the late Ethel (Breer) Land.
She and her husband, Randolph
Swain, moved their family from
Mayo to Perry in 1941 and became
active members of the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Swain bought
Glendale Dairy in 1943 and
operated it as a full dairy until
1951. The couple also owned and
operated the D&D Restaurant for
about two years, beginning in
1956. This restaurant later became
Swain's Restaurant, and was
owned by one of their sons, Robert
Swain.
While living in Everglades City,
Mrs. Swain worked -at the Rod &
Gun Club where .she. came in
contact with film producers and
was sometimes used as an extra in
films that were shot in the
Everglades.
She was a member of New
Home Baptist Church and in
earlier years had taught Sunday
School and worked in various
other areas of the church. She was
also a past member of the Perry
Woman's Club and Perry Garden
Club. She is described by her
family as the sweetest wife, mother
and grandmother in the whole
world.
Her husband, Randolph Swain,
and a son, Edward Swain,
preceded her in death.
Survivors include: four sons,
Robert Swain and wife Iris, Sidney


lay Sunday

departed-wishing Mrs. Jones many
more happy returns.
The annual Women's Day will
observance be held Sunday, Sept.
17. beginning with Sunday school
at 9:45 a.m.,, and seri'ices ait 11
a.m. The guest speaker will be
Evangelist Ida Jean Conner
(Dumas) of Panama City. Choir
rehearsal is Friday, Sept. 15, at
6:30 p.m.. All choir members are
welcome" A citywide invitation is
extended .through .the service.
Come' and help us have a good
spiritual time in the Lord.
Let us not forget to visit and say
a prayer for the sick and shut in.


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L. Swain and wife Susan, Jack
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Perry, and Clayton Swain and wife
Carol of Winter Park; two sisters-
in-law, Mattie Harris and Mary
Francis Smith, both of Waycross,
Ga.; 13 grandchildren; numerous
great-grandchildren; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
today, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at Woodlawn
Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at
the funeral home.
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The Taylor County Leadership Council
invites you to attend a

COMMUNITY FORUM
to be held at the Jerkins Center
on Sept. 14, at 6 p.m.

The focus of this forum is to revisit the listening project began by
Taylor County Leadership Council in Janua-y 1997.
We will extend the scope of the project from a neighborhood


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project to a total community project. We need your support by
attending the forum and listening to the citizens of Taylor
County/City of Perry express their views about the directions of
our future and the services needed to get us there.


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F r. r r'L '.;' ,e Jwriit of
1 flrtraAcf swe Me inoports
16,000 US
JOOS ARE LOST!

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GM emplo\ and *.upp...n m,:,e than !.li'i,'":ni peopic and their farrulies in the ULS. If ou use the same
.' le-i_ T1,.ia ut e- I.. -a. rI', ..i|.l' '., 50 t1 i 1.i people, th,.n GM v.I.i ld emplo. \ er 11.350000 people.
The impn-ri wouldd iead ..u to helie'.c the make car-s andt iruks in the US NOT TRUE! They asemble
cars from parts made most\ in Japan. Krea and other foreign countures. There is a big difference inassembling
vehicless and making. \eht'les. Co'nst'elv. .5'; ol all GM part, u-led to build cars and trucks come from the
United States Onl\ a small percentage of par. used to assemble impon cars come from the United States.
E\amples: Le\us 3'" U.S. content, Kia -.t.. BMW I 1 and Hyundai only 1%.
For e cry one point of m.rktli sh.ie the import, gain. I .il US Il n. are l.st. eMa he \ou know an .American w.ho has lost his or her job
w hen a. GM or Ford pl.Int closed
Who has the most depend:ile vehiclee .According to ID Pov er and Associ.,ates. GM does, witheight vehicles winning in their segments.
That's more than any other manufacturer, including the imports


SWhat manufacturers are ,imp ri. .r 'Eer\one e'.cept GM. F.'rd .ind the Chr~sler part of Diamler-Chr.sler
What happen. it. lic lilI- .1 .11i. lar,. the imp-rti- make in the IUnied S.tate' The money goes back to Japan. Korea. Germans and other
countries., to pa for their health care. education p.rk. and playgrounds, and other things their people use.
The United Siale. caurreni1, h a 5 ii ),ihIon :rade deficit each \ear in automobile and parts trade %%ith Japan and Korea alone This is
slo\wl. but ItIrel eioding the healthh out of America and ga ing it to Japan, Korca and other countries. Because of this, our children and
grandchildren will ha'e a lower quality of life than we enjoy toda%.
SWho hans the .ljct nt'., ,.ehi.le, on the road' GMi do-,, b. !ai. with more :afet\ devices including OnStart on more vehicless than any
other company.
Are GCM indl Ford going ouit of hu-mint"-.' No-at lea.i ecerv American shouldd pray the\ aren t. becai.ue it would create financial turmoil
around the world, e;peciall\ here in America.
Wh, s keeprin, G M and F.-.rd ,tr...nri .. important' Becei..c manl.ictunng ti the basis of anN modern, influential nation. America has
il.rc.idy los it. le,.clir, ni, 1 J,'...i ta',tll intlus.tr iriitiuic indi.i.t. ni.t ,it l s steel indusu.r and many others. Automobile and auto
parts nianula.Lturine I theI l-t irniiir min.t-r.ii l.ft PluN d0int a national crisis like World War iI. GM s and Ford's manufacturing
plant, c'. on t n.'T '.I f ip, rl-pl\ o0 11 itilli \ i flnh equIpn ,titl 10 ii Lhe ,tar

Why 'htild you buy ev. Amenerin Ljrs. p irucular-l' GM, ''ersus the imports?
1. GM's quality is as good as or better than the imports. 5. You \\ill help-keep more jobs inl .Anenca.
2. GM's gas mileage is better. 6. Profits from new Amriencan vehicles \\ dl help provide snore
3. GM's dependability is better, sen-ices for American Citizens and help keep Amedrca strong.
4. You VilU help lo%,er our trade deficit. 7. BECAUSEIT MATTERS!

-V :-_ -.We'd sure like you to buy a GM car or turckfrom Thomas Chevrolet.
Help support America--BECAUSE IT MATTERS.

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them he f eld a.re-TCH pre(tts and flag corps. All are pictured, above:- (front row, left to right) Martine Brown, Korie Wilson, Drew Whitfield,
Kacy Gipson, Alekis Morga3.tin Higgs and Ashley Scott; (second row, left to right), Ashley Batten, Christin Stryker, Leslie Nix, Mary Curran, Megan St
Triestram, Herrneisha Waddeli; Ashley Browning and Jamie Warf; (third row, left to right) Rachel Hearsfield, Lee Commander. Raymond Wilson, an
Lauren Clover, Jennifer Coxwell, Joseph Callaway, Charles Willis, Jon Anderson and Kelsey Johnson; (fourth row, left to right) Beth Southerland, any
Dustin Logan, Dylan Deming, Teddrick Bailey, Clark Deming, EJ Cobb, Max Stephens and Magan Bowden; (fifth row, left to right) Andrea Lundy, t(87
Kendrick Neal, Zachary Wiggins, Tiffany Ragans and Nikki Nelms; (sixth row) Stephanie Handley, Suzan Trujillo, Natalie Ricketson and Megan Durden;
and (seventh row, left to right).Amanda Flores, Brett Wilson, Jason Schmauch, Jesika Curry and Heather Hays. also
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o race?

he Florida Forest Festival is
looking for teams to enter
s in the bed race Friday, Oct.
at 6 p.m.
long with prizes for first,
nd and third, awards will be
n' to teams for the most
tive bed, the most entertaining
the bed best in keeping with
festival theme, which is
rests for Us.",
he entry fee for the bed race is
; teams must supply their own
s.
he bed race is just one of the
.y festival events throughout
ober, beginning Oct. 7 with the
ida Forest Festival Junior Miss
gram.
.he Little King and Queen
meant takes place Saturday, Oct.
and the Kids Parade on. Oct.
all leading to the "big day,"
irday, Oct. 28.
you would like to be part of
of these events, please. contact
festival office at 584-TREE
33).
sponsorship opportunities are
available and needed. To
ribute, call Chairman Mark
.a at 584-5513.


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K. r -ifia-." forrfier U.S. Coast Guard
Rescue Sw immer Jerry Hoover
recounted his experiences in the
days following the deadly storm to


Jones retires after


30 years of service

Perrn native C\V04 E\cell
Jones, the son of Irene and Excell
Powe. retired from the U.S. Coast
Guard Aug. 4, after serving more
than 30 ears on actie duty.
Jones graduated from Ta\lor
Count\ High School \\tth the
bicentenmnal class of 1976.
During his career he \,as i H
stationed in the follow ing 1
locanons: Trainig Center Cape
Ma\. Cape Ma\. N.J.; Cutter
Tamaroa. Governors Island N.Y:
Training Center Petaluma, -
Petaluma Calif.: Radio Station San
Juan. San Juan. Puerto Rico:
Communication Station Honolulu.
Please see page 3 Excell Jones


the Perry Rotary Club.
While many people fled the
approaching hurricane, Hoover
said, some 50,000 people
stayed.
"They were not the usual type of
people face," he said. "Usually
we're rescuing boaters."
After the levies broke in New
Orleans, La., thousands of people
became trapped in their attics by
the rising % after
The Coas.t Guard. Hoo\er said.
\\as able to a oid the confusion
that plagued much of the response
to the siornm because "~eC don't
hae to \wait for permission.
"We just go and do our thin "
In the Ilo and one-hallf weeks
lollo\,rin Ihe storm. the Coast
Guard rescued 33.000 people.
''That's seen Nears of rescues in
t\o %\eeks," he added.
Hooter recounted one of hi'
niore challenging rescue-s lich
began \,.hen a \%oni.in flagged
them from a second-tor \\ indo\,
"1 \as lowered down-and I \tent
through the \indo\w. Inside \ 450-pound paraplegic man."
Please see page 8


(Lefl to right) Jerry Hoover. his wife Brianne and Rotarian Garrett Knight.


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


Street Cafe.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
2404.


Airport Advisory Committee: lourlh
Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
.County Commission: first Mon. and third
: Tues..at.6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South'
Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
SCourthouse annex (old post office).
, Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
: Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex.
. Taylor County Development Authority:
.second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
; Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.


Tourism Development Council: second
Wed. 5 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.
INTERESTS
Business Nejt or International (B.N.I):
every :ulBday, 7.'~-9 am., Joyce's Main
Street Cafe. Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
(8733).
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday, 7
p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Tues., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Library.
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: first
Thursday, 7 p.m., at 901 North Calhoun St.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m.Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.


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


Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
Hall.
Taylor Residents United for the
Environment (TRUE): first Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
at Hampton Inn.


. Alcoholics 'Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library;. another AA group meets Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays at Serenity
House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98 West,
across from the BP station/at 8 p.m.
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
no scheduled meetings in the month of July;
meetings resume Aug. 22, at 1 p.m.
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: every Sunday,
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., and
Saturday at noon. All meetings are held at
the St. James Episcopal Church library
located at 1100 West Green Street in
Perry I
SHARE distribution: fourth Sat., 9 a.m.,


at First United Methodist Church.
The Way: Christ-centered recovery group,
meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at Serenity House
on Hwy. 98 W., across from BP Station. Open
to alcoholics, addicts, family members and
friends.


AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Center Street.
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Sons of AMVETS: second Tuesday,
7 p.m., AMVETS post, located at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at VFW Post on Center Street,
7 p.m. For information, please call 584-5346.
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).

Add to the calendar listing by
calling (850) 584-5513 or e-mail:
newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com.

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Editorial


B-2 Taco Times September 13, 2006:


Gold Wingers thank community


Dear Editor:
My husband and I were in Perry
Aug. 31 Sept. 3 for the Gold
Wing Road Riders Association
Region A Rally.
We had a wonderful time and
wanted to thank the citizens of
Perry for their warm hospitality.
We had several people stop us to
tell us how happy they were to
have us there.


I was so impressed at the block
party Friday night, truly the
highlight of our weekend! It's just
as you would see on TV, most of
the town showing up, kids dancing
in the street right along with the
older folks everyone just having a
fun time.
It was great. Your community
treated us like we were part of the
Perry family.


We look forward to next year
and another block party (only next
year we will have all the lights on
our bike and will be part of that -
parade too).
Again, thank you so very much
for your warm, Southern
hospitality. : -
Ray and Lynn Roberts
Newnan, Ga.


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Letters to the Editor


Writer objects to age a ata .


used in health impact study


Editor's Note: The Aug. 9 editorial,
in question was completed prior to the
Aug. 7 county commission meeting.
Dear Editor:
Your, editorial in the Times
dated Aug. 9, is obviously aimed at
my presentation to the county
commissioners at their Aug. 7
meeting. Although I appreciate
being chosen for your editorial I
believe you have missed the point.
1. The data is old--1990 and
2000 or 2002 data does not reflect
the county as it is today, nor as it
will be in 6-10 years
2. The data was obtained from
the web site Florida Charts--a web
site anyone can access and in a
matter of minutes see what is being
sold to the county with a $30,000
price tag. You can get it free.
Anyone with a little computer
knowledge, and a 'bif of
wordsmithing can do the same.
What counties do you want to
compare? It can be done, very
easily.'
:3. Healthy Development did not
make the 500 Taylor County calls.
2002 Behavioral Risk Factors


Surveillance Telephone Survey
conducted -by the Florida
Department of Health, Bureau of
Epidemiology made them.
Overall, 34,551 adults were
randomly selected and interviewed
for the survey; about 500. adults
were surveyed.in each county.
4. The data is a\good tool for
improving the schools; if you want
to use four-year-old statistics.
They slipped from the 17th lowest
in the state in 1990 to the 16th
lowest in the state in 2000. Where
are they today? This was not,
shown. Did Healthy Development
take the time. and initiative to
contact the school system to
determine its state standing today?
How can you project what will be
good for the county in the next six
years if you don't use current data?
5. The data source for high
school graduates over 25 is


obtained from the US Census
Bureau; populations for
denominators are from. the US
Census.
6. The health of the county is
based on 2002 data, and yes we
have smokers. The data presented
did not mention those that quit
smoking (56.6%) in the last 12
months. Our quitters exceed the
state average of 55.3%.
7. For the population 30 and
over, our obesity rate is higher than
state averages, 30.4% for the
county and 22.3% for the state:
However, there are very wealthy
counties in the state where the over-
30 population can afford to go to
gyms. The 25-30 groups when
surveyed for overweight are 35.0%
for the county and 35.1 % for the
state. Obviously ._,omeihing is
'- Please see page 4,


Economic council draws ire


Dear Editor,
I know many :of you in Taylor
County have heard of the


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Wednesday, September 13, 2006
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Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
Publisher
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The Taco Times welcomes Letters to the Editor reflecting responsible opinions
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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.
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Suwannee River Economic
Council that helps low income
families with paying for electric
bills and gas bills.
How many of you' have tried to
get help, or at leant tried to get an
answer on the phone? Well that is
what happened to me. I had,
contacted them on a Tuesday and
she informed me she only had
funds for people that had a
disconnect notice and for me to
call back when I got mine to see if
she still had funds.
When I got it that's what I did. I
called every 20 minutes from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. and left four
messages. Nobody returned my
calls to let me know whether they
even had funds or not. I thought it
was very rude and inconsiderate
that she didn't even have the
courtesy to pick up the phone and
call me back.,
This is not the first time this has
happened. On one occasion, she
told me to call her in August to
make an appointment, and when I
called she had already booked her
appointments for August.
I don't expect anything to
change, I just wanted the people of
Taylor County that they are not
alone. Maybe one day we will get
someone in there that cares about
us instead of picking and choosing
who the funds go to.
Sincerely,
Ron Fernsler


We might as well fish


By SUSAN H. LINCOLN

I needed a day on the Gulf of Mexico in the hours before anybody sees' our flares?!?"
worst way. Finally, I was getting their attention. They
Thus on Labor Day, 2006, we eased the stopped fishing and began eating. I sat
boat out of its shed to admire its new trailer, there and looked as if I might die of fear.,
The trailer is shiny; its lights work; the PVC "We can still see land," the husband said.
guides look official and -competent. It "There's the bird rack," the son said.
seemed that all was well, at least in that "We can see it but we can't get to it," I
corner of my world. reminded, as.,miles separated us from both.
With. picnic and poles in hand, we glided "We're driftirig in the right direction," the
down'the road toward Dekle:,Beach. The sky husband noted and I always find his eternal
was clear. The sun was bright. The trailer optimism incredibly irritating.
was following obediently. Yes, all was right I looked around and couldn't recall ever
with the world. seeing fewer boats on the. water. There was
The launching was easy.', We waved at one between us and land, and one near
friends as we entered the wide and China, but everybody else was in front of the
welcoming Gulf of Mexico through the Dekle t.v. set with hot wings and dip.
Beach channel. We tried to make a sail with a beach towel,
The bait fish were abundant as we but Robinson Crusoe laughed out loud and,
anchored for this task. Soon, we cranked we heard him. Then the boys jumped,
again and were zooming across the water in overboard and tried to push the boat with
search of Spanish Mackerel. the current, but we were in 10 feet of water.
Instead, we found a Florida Fish and After 30 minutes, they were both exhausted
Wildlife Conservation Commission officer, and defeated, though we were 50 yards
Yes, we have life vests--one, two, three. closer to the bird rack.
Yes, we have flares---one, two,, three. Yes, we Porpoises circled us and- we considered
Shave a fire extinguisher.-, Yes, we will have a lassoing one with a sk rope., "So we, can.go
good time, for all is right \%ith the world. to jail when we get rescued?" the husband
Right? wondered aloud.
"There are not many people out today," I "Where's a game and fish officer when you
said to the officer, eyeing just a few boats on need one?" he then said rhetorically, and
the horizon., instructed me, "Get that whistle out and see
"Yeah, most have headed home by this if you can get anybody's attention."
time and it's just locals now. ,Plus there's the I knew nobody in. China would hear, so I
FSU-Miami game tonight," he reminded. directed my bugling to the boat in proximity
The boys refer to Spotty Bottom as if it to the bird rack. I blew the whistle so long
were a place on the map, and I overheard the,- and hard that I thought I might pass out. "I .
discussion about pulling anchor and heading haven't felt this light-headed since I blew up
toward it. There's sun most any'khere they balloons for', his birthday party," I said,
fish, so I didn't much care what they called.it. pointing to the son.
But I did raise m) head from the beach The sun was hot and unforgiving, as the
towel when the next sound.I heard was the husband attached the scallop flag to our
zzzhhhuttt of a battery which doesn't want largest fishing' rod.
to be bothered. "If we can get to the bird rack, we can get a
"What was that?" I asked with alarm. -:tow," he said.
Neither of the men said anything; they just" The boys jumped in the water again to
looked at one another. push and tug, while I stood on the bow of the
The husband tried the ignition again. boat and fulfilled a dream I never had of
Zzzhhhuttt. Zzzhhhuttt. being on the flag team. I waved that scallop
The son turned so that I couldn't make eye flag like I was a part of FAMU's -Marching
contact with him. 100. Up andidown, side to side, I waved with
The husband scrambled to check battery, flare and style.
connections and wires. r I Nobody anywhere cared.
Like an owl, I looked all around me--all 360 "Blow the whistle again, if you can," the
degrees around me, All I could see was the husband said.from below, as he and the son
horizon. were "taking wn water."
Zzzzhhhuttt. Zzzhhhuttt. I regregret that none of you (and I repeat,
They both shook their heads and stared none of you) were on the water that day to
intermittently at the bottom of the boat. see my show: I shook and shimmied,
"Well, we might as well fish," said the son. furiously waved that flag and blew that
"Fish?!" I shot back. "Do you know how whistle until....finally....from somewhere near
quickly' thunderstorms come up on this Australia there came a boat--a fine boat
Gulf? Do you think.I want to be a sitting belonging to a family from Valdosta, Ga.
duck out here when that happens?" "You got him," said the husband, gurgling
'"Well, we'll turn off everything--the aerator, with relief.
the radio, the depth finder---and let the God bless the Lee Cothron family, just
battery rest for a few minutes," said the down for a day of boating.
husband, "and then it will probably have This man gave us a battery, because he had
enough juice to crank." five. Yes, five batteries travel on his boat.
"So he's right," he added, shrugging his He he also takes 1200 feet of rope with him. .
shoulders and gesturing toward the son. "We And every size of wingnut ever made in his
might as well fish." perfect equipped toolbox.
I had taken great pains to fix a memorable, He trusted us 'with one of his batteries
picnic lunch, but it all tasted like kelp to me which allowed us to wrest our vessel from
as I wondered how many hours we would be the water and meet him at the public boat
drifting at sea. ramp at Keaton Beach to return his battery
"Tell me the radio works," I said to the and lavish praise on his rescue efforts.
husband. Heading home, with two aspirin in one
"The radio works," the husband said. hand and caffeine in the other, I decided that
"But if the battery..." the son interjected, a new boat tri-iler is a wonderful thing to
and the husband shot a look at him which own. It's shiny; all the lights work; and the
silenced his sentence. PVC guides look competent. But it doesn't
I finished the sentence for him: "If the matter one sea-scintilla if the dang boat
battery doesn't work, the radio doesn't doesn't crank.
either, does it?" I also made plans for my next Labor Day
Reluctantly, the husband shook his head in celebration: I'm going boating with someone
agreement. who has five batteries onboard, a back-up
"Well, a whole lotta good a radio does you radio and 1200 feet of rope.
if it doesn't work when your battery goes Plus, a cook with credentials and her
dead," I said. paramedic husband.
"Can we shoot those flares?" I asked. And, oh yeah, a Navy Seal.
"You can't see them in the daylight," the We'll have a good time.
son answered. Then, perhaps, all will be right with the
"So we have to be out here another six world.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO THE

TAYLOR COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

BY THE PLANNING BOARD OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, SERVING ALSO AS THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF TAYLOR COUNTY,
FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, and the Taylor County Land Development
Code, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Code, objections, recommendations and comments concerning amendments, as described
below, will be heard by the Planning Board of Taylor County, Florida, serving also as the Local Planning Agency of Taylor County, Florida, at public hearings on
October 5, 2006 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, Administrative Complex located at 201
East Green Street, Perry, Florida. The Planning Board is conducting these public hearings in order to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners
concerning approval or denial of the amendments, as described below.
(1) CPA 05-5, an application by Mike Lawson, as agents for Buckeye Florida, L.P. and Foley Timber and Land Company to amend the Future Land Use Plan Map
of the Comprehensive Plan changing the future land use classification from Agriculture-1 (AG-1, 1 dwelling unit per 20 acres ) and Agriculture-2 (AG-2, 1
dwelling unit per 10 acres) to Electric Power Generating Facility-2 (EPGF-2) which allows solid fuel (i.e. coal powered) power plants with more than 50
permanent employees for property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying in Sections 35 and 36, Township 4 South, Range 8 East, and Sections 30, 31 and 32, Township 4 South, Range 9 East, and Sections 5 and
6, Township 5 South, Range 9 East, and Sections 1 and 2, Township 5 South, Range 8 East, Taylor County, Florida, being more particularly described, as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of said Section 35, Township 4 South, Range 8 East, and run thence North 89 degrees 20 minutes 19 seconds East, along the
South line of said Section 35, a distance of 1628.20.feet to the Southeasterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 27 (State Road 20); thence continue North 89
degrees 20 minutes 19 seconds East, along said South line, a distance of 1,029.57 feet; thence North 89 degrees 18 minutes 33 seconds East, along said South line,
a distance of 1,224.23 feet to the Westerly bank of the Fenholloway River and the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel; thence following said
Westerly bank of the Fenholloway River through the next four chord bearing and distances; (1) North 21 degrees 59 minutes 41 seconds West, 347.86 feet; North
14 degrees 33 minutes 40 seconds West 453.52 feet; (3) North 06 degrees 54 minutes 08 seconds West 751.51 feet; (4) North 30 degrees 35 minutes 59 seconds
West 661.52 feet to said Southeasterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 27 (State Road 20); said point being on a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius
of 5,669.73 feet, a central angle of 9 degrees 39 minutes 35 seconds, and an arc length of 955.87 feet; thence Northeasterly along the.arc of said curve through a
chord bearing and distance of North 48 degrees 21 minutes 48 seconds East 954.74 feet to the end of said curve; thence South 36 degrees 44 minutes 43 seconds
East, along said right-of-way line, a distance of 71.70 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 6,765.56 feet, a centralangle
of 15 degrees 33 minutes 30 seconds, and an arc length of 1837.13 feet; thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve through a chord bearing and distance of
North 60 degrees 59 minutes 14 seconds East 1,831.49 feet to the end of said curve; thence North 68 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds East, along said right-of-way
line, a distance of 1921.37 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the South, having a radius of 5,597.65 feet, a central angle of 13 degrees 00 minutes 05
seconds, and an ar. length of 1,270.19 feet; thence Northeasterly along the arcof said curve through a chord bearing and distance of North 75 degrees 15 minutes
38 seconds East 1,267.47 feet to the end of said curve; thence North 81 degrees 44 minutes 47 seconds East, along said right-of-way line, a distance of 7,430.42
feet to the East line of said Section 30; thence departing said right-of-way line, South 00 degrees 13 minutes 07 seconds West, along said East line, a distance of
158.60 feet to the Northwest corner of said Section 32; thence North 89 degrees 33 minutes 13 seconds East, along the North line of said Section 32, a distance of
560.70 feet to a point on a curve concave to the Northeast, having a radius of 229.42 feet, a central angle of 64 degrees 57 minutes 42 seconds, and an arc length
of 260.12; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve through a chord bearing and distance of South 32 degrees.55 minutes 38 seconds East, 246.41 feet to
the end of said curve; thence South 65 degrees 34 minutes 29 seconds East, a distance of 158.08 feet to the beginning of a curve concave to the Southwest, having
a radius of 110.00, a central angle of 57 degrees 38 minutes 21 seconds, and an arc length of 110.66 feet; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve through
a chord bearing .and distance of South 36 degrees 35 minutes 19 seconds East, 106.05 feet to the end of.'said curve and the beginning of a curve concave
Northeasterly, having a radius of 1,095.00 feet, a central angle of 31 degrees 27 minutes 05 seconds, and an arc length of 60 1.08 feet. thence Southeasterly along
the arc of said curve through a chord bearing and distance of South 23 degrees 29 minutes 41 seconds East 593.56 feet to the:end of said curve; thence South 39
degrees 13 minutes 13 seconds East 1,226.10 feet; thence South 32 degrees 01 minutes 05 seconds East 401.09 feet to the beginning of a'curve concave to the
Southwest, having a radius of 808.08 feet, a central angle of 41 degrees 03 minutes 38 seconds, and an arc length of 579.11 feet; thence Southerly along the arc
of said curve through a chord bearing and distance of South 11 degrees 29 minutes 16 seconds East 566.79 feet to the end of said curve; thence South 09 degrees
02 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance of 515.53 feet to the beginning of a curve concave Northwesterly, having a radius of 527.25 feet, a central angle of 53
degrees 34 minutes 37 seconds, and ap arc length of 493.03 feet; thence Southwesterly along the arce of said curve through a chord bearing and distance of South
35 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds West, 475.26 feet to the end of said curve; thence South 62 degrees 37 minutes 10, seconds West, a distance of 647.35 feet to the
East line of the West 1/4 pf Section 32; thence South 00 degrees 19 minutes 50 seconds West, a distance of 1339.80 feet to the Southeast comer of said West 1/4;
said point being the Northeast corner of the West 1/4 of said Section 5; thence South 00 degrees 32 minutes 46 seconds East, along the East line of said West 1/4,
a distance of 2,655.38 feet; thence South 00 degrees 43 minutes 48 seconds East, a distance of 2,656.56 feet to the Southeast corner of said West 1/4; thence South
89 degrees 20 minutes 05 seconds West, along the South line of said Section 5, a distance of 1,341.55 feet to the Southwest comer of said Section 5; thence North
00 degrees 04 minutes 50 seconds East, along the West line of said Section 5, a distance of 275.92 feet; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 27 seconds West, .
along said West line, a distance of 724.28 feet; thence South 88 degrees 51 minutes 43 seconds West, a distance of 5,316.14 feet to a point on the West line of,said
Section 6; thence South 88 degrees 45 minutes 23 seconds West, a distance of 1,378.02 feet; thence South 00 degrees 02 minutes 25 seconds East, a distance of
700.15 feet; thence South 88 degrees 45 minutes 17 seconds West, a distance of 1,262.25 feet; thence South 88 degrees'21 minutes 42 seconds West, a distance of
2,626.54 feet to a point on the West line of said Section 1; thence South 00 degrees 39 minutes 23 seconds East, along said West line, a distance of 300.04 feet to
the Southeast corner of said Section 2; thence South 89 degrees 07 minutes 35 seconds West, along the South line of said'Section 2, a distance of 2,766.35 to the
East right-of-way line of a 60-foot trail road right-of-way; thence North 05 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East, along said East right-of-way line, a distance of
110.03 feet; thence North 03 degrees 29 minutes 17 seconds West, along said East right-of-way line, a distance or 446.63 feet; thence North 11 degrees 26 minutes
08 seconds West, along said East right-of-way line, a distance of 317.92 feet; thence North 20 degrees 29 minutes 42 seconds West, along said East right-of-way
line, a distance of 168.58 feet; thence North 04 degrees 13 minutes 20 seconds East, along said East right-of-way line, a distance of 701.78 feet; thence North 09
degrees 39 minutes 11 seconds West, along said East right-of-way line, a distance of 268.20 feet to the Southerly right-of-way line of State Road S-356; thence
North 68 degrees 05 minutes 06 seconds East, along said Southerly right-of-way line, a distance of 196.83 feet; thence South 88 degrees 24 minutes 54. seconds
East, along said Southerly right-of-way line, a distance of 52.65 feet; thence North 01 degrees 35 minutes 06 seconds East, along the Easterly right-of-way line of
said State Road S-356, a distance of 80.00 feet; said point being on a curve concave to the Northeast, having a radius of 50.00 feet, a central angle of 68 degrees
14 minutes 00 seconds, and an arc length of 59.54 feet; thence Northwesterly along the arc of said curve through a chord bearing and distance of North 54 degrees
,17 minutes 54 seconds d \'est 56 19r feet t t'e 'ind''6 said curve; fth'ce Noith' 210 deree- Iit mirutes 54"; second. West, along 'aid EasterI right-of-Way'line, a"
distance of 105.53 feet to said Wesierl\ bank of the Fenholloway River; thence following said Westerly bank of the Fenholloway River through the next seventeen
chord bearing and distances; (1) South 75 degrees 09 ininutes 19 seconds East 30.24 feet; (2) North 68 degrees 28 minutes 08 seconds East 86.42 feet;,(3)North
84 degrees 05 minutes 49 seconds East 185.02 feet; (4) North 64 degrees 44 minutes 08 seconds East 267.03 feet; (5) North 04 degrees 08 minutes 15 seconds East
286.43 feet; (6) North 39 degrees 13 minutes 21 seconds East 275.17 feet; (7) North 46 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East 252.02 feet; (8) North 55 degrees 18
minutes 50 seconds East 222.79 feet; (9) North 28 degrees 07 minutes 35 seconds West 222.03 feet; (10) North 38 degrees 13 minutes 46 seconds East 403.06 feet;
(11) North 09 degrees 44 minutes 25 seconds East 267.79 feet; (12) North 11 degrees 48 minutes 31 seconds West 171.65 feet; (13) North 52 degrees 50 minutes
54 seconds East 303.19 feet; (14) North 44 degrees 37 minutes 20 seconds West 327.60 feet; (15) North 25 degrees 29 minutes 08 seconds West 246.67,feet; (16)
North 20 degrees 30 minutes 16 seconds West 314.91 feet; (17) North 35 degrees 22 minutes 08 seconds East 357.53 feet to close on said Point of Beginning.
Containing 2,996.84 acres, more or less.
(2) CPA 06-1, an application by Mike Lawson as agent fqr, the Jacksonville Electric Authority, the Florida Municipal Power Agency, Reedy Creek Improvement
District, and the City of Tallahassee, amending the Objectives and Policies for both Urban Development Areas and Rural Areas of the Future Land Use Element
of the Comprehensive Plan by adding two new land use categories, Electric Power Generating Facility-1 (EPGF-1) which accommodates simple cycle and natural
gas combined-cycle power plants with less than 50 employees and related processing, storage, office and manufacturing uses not directly related with the
production of electricity as well as schools teaching industrial arts curricula and by adding Electric Power Generating Facility-2 (EPGF-2) which accommodates
solid fuel (i.e. coal-powered) power plants with,more than 50 employees and related processing, storage, office and manufacturing uses not directly related with
S the production of electricity as well as schools teaching industrial arts curricula.
(3) CPA 06-2, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, amending the Objectives and Policies for both Urban Development Areas and Rural Areas
of the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan specifically amending Policy 1.3.2 by adding two new land use categories, a Public land use category,
which provides for educational, recreational, institutional, conservation and public service/utilities; and an Aviation Related Commercial land use category which
allows industrial, commercial, institutional, office related to aviation as well as government another public uses and essential services.
(4) CPA 063, an application b. Glenn Senter and Mike Taylor, to. amend the'Future Land Use Plan Map of the Comprehensive Plan changing the future land use
classification from AGRICULTURE RURAL RESIDENTIAL (1 dwelling, unit per 5 acres) to MIXED USE-URBAN DEVELOPMENT (2 to 20 dwelling units
per acre as provided for in Policy 1.1.2 of the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan) for property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying within Section 3, Township 7 South, Range 7 East, Taylor County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Commence at the
Northeast corner of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 3; thence South 88045'36" West 1,306.13 feet; thence South 00024'30" East 666.43 feet
to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00024'30" East 666.42 feet; thence South 8852'28" West 1,344.66 feet; thence North 01017'12" West 333.18 feet;
thence South 8852'28" West 715.78 feet to the East right-of-way of County Road 361; thence North 34'50'50" East, along East right of way line of said County
Road 361 a distance of 74.14 feet; thence North 8852'2," East755.16 feet; thence North 01017'12" West 302.16 feet; thence North 88049'42" East 1,270.04 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 21.00 acres, more or less. .
(5) CPA 06-4, an application by Oscar M. Howard, m, as agents for Powell Hammock Venture, LLC, to amend the Future Land Use Plan Map of the Comprehensive
Plan changing the future land use classification from AGRICULTURE-2 (AG-2) (1 dwelling unit per 10 acres as provided for in Policy 1.3.2 of the Future Land
Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan) to WATER ORIENTED COMMERCE for property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying within Sections 9 and 16, Township 4 South, Range 4 East, Taylor County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows:
Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 9; thence South 89E05'22" East 1,053.69 feet along the South section line of said Section 9 to the Northerly
right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 98 (State Road 30) and the Point of Beginning; thence South 74E15'45" East 951.94 feet along the Northerly right-of-way line
of said U.S. Highway 98 (State Road 30); thence North 15E44'15" East 383.13 feet; thence North 69E09'48" West 929.68 feet to the centerline of the Powell
Hammock Road; thence South 37E04'00" West along the centerline of the said Powell Hammock Road, a distance of 500.00 feet to the Northerly right-of-way line
of said U.S. Highway 98 (State Road 30); thence South 74E15'33" East along the Northerly right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway 98 (State Road 30), a distance
of 155.93 feet to the Point of Beginning. ; :
Containing 10.00 acre's, more or less. '

TAYLOR COUNTY


CPA 0DI


The public hearings may be continued to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearings shall be announced during the public
hearings and that no further notice concerning the matters will be
published, unless said continuation exceeds six calender weeks from the
date of the above referenced public hearings. At the aforementioned public
hearings, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to
the amendments.
Copies of the amendments are available for public inspection at the
Building and Planning Department, Administrative Complex, located at
201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida, during regular business hours. All
persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearings,, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings i's made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the. appeal is to be based.


Offer valid 9115/106 and 9/16/06. Retail sales only. All savings fe ofr ygular prices. Offer valid at the Perry location only.
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Letters to the Editor


Supporting a study without new data is 'down right foolish'


STUDY
Continued from page B-2
being done right in this age
grouping. Remember this is 2002
data. The health status of adults at
their jobs, mostly sitting or
standing, is better in Taylor
County: 51.5% for our county
compared to 62.8% for the state.
Our population is projected as
overweight, underpaid and lazy--a
picture I take objection to. Do you
honestly think a pulverized coal
power plant will correct all that. is
wrong in the county? If the
schools, health department and
county government took into
account the data that is being
presented. and made improvements,
you would not have to rely on a
business telling you what to do.
Don't think an industry like TEC
will make it "all better." This
mistake is not going to go away.
with the promise of millions and
additional education from TTI and
the community college.
Schools should:


1. Reinstate PE at all levels.
2. Have classes on the dangers of
alcohol and smoking
3. Educate younger children with
nutrition classes and exercise
classes. If the state can afford Pre-


K it can certainly afford to get
these youngsters on the right path
to fitness, good health and better
study habits.
Supporting a study that is not
going to produce new data is down


right foolish. From my stand point
I expect nothing from this HIA, as
they have already stated they are
not going to do impact studies of
the toxins from a coal fired plant
and Buckeye. Together these


plants will make Taylor County the
dirtiest county in the state, and
probably rank high in the entire
country. What an honor!
You may think you have the pot
o' gold, when all you will have is


'Unhappy citizen' upset at Medicai(


Dear Editor:
This is coming from a very
unhappy citizen in the State of
Florida. I have put up with so
much since I have been here.
So for starters I would like to
address Medicaid for the working
family. There needs to be some
changes made; I have contacted the
governor over this and still waiting
to hear something back.
I work 40-43 hours a week, have
two children to take care of and I'm
barely making it. I have two health
problems, asthma and a heart


condition, so I need health
insurance. My prescriptions alone
cost $600 a month.
Because I work, I have a share of
cost with Medicaid, which is
$1,135 a month. Not a year. Well I
had a asthma attack along with
heat exhaustion last month and I
was taken to the hospital here in
Perry. I had to pay out of my
pocket the day after to get the
medicine I needed and to go see
my doctor. Over a year and a half
ago, the state did reimburse you for
that. I have been informed they no


longer do that. Of course I called
three different numbers to finally
get an answer.
Boy, I feel like I am being
punished for actually working.
Now if I did not work, I would
have all the insurance in the world.
This does not seem right to me and
I would really like to talk with
someone about trying to get these
laws changed.
I am sure I am not the only one.
Now as for the power company,
man this fuel charge is killing me.
Might as well put me in my grave


now. I was told by them they have
to charge us this.
Well my question is this, why
can some companies charge the
maximum of $30 and this company
is charging me $150. Someone is.
making money off of us, even
though they say they are not. The
government needs to step in and
stop this.
Last but not least, the FCAT. I
have had nothing but troubles with
TCES. This year my daughter's
teachers are already behind, so
they are shoving this into our


fools gold.
This response to your editorial is
later than I would like, however I
have been out of town.
Carole Tditt




d,FCAT

children whether they understand
it or not. Every child learns at their
own pace, and I don't think this is
right or fair to my daughter's
education which supposedly is the
top priority in this state.
My daughter was involved in a
situation with two other children,
one had dared her to do something
and of course -she was the one
caught, so she, got ISS. Now as a
parent, if the stories are all
different between these children,
,* Please see page 8


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Ground Chuck

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Pork Chops
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$2.49 lb.


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Pineapples

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Kraft
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Power Cycle
Laundry Detergent
96 oz.
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Cream of Mushroom
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Jim Dandy
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Tyson
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9/13M9/15



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9/6-9/15
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9/13-9/15

F OR S AL.E
'2005' Kazuma 150 cc; green, auto
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9/1-9/20
REDUCED PRICE 2 city lots behind
PIZZA HUT, on Magnolia street large live
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great neighborhood' Excellent buy'
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9/13
For Rent 3 BR/1 Bth furnished Call 584-
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9/13-9/15
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9/13-9/22
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9/13-9/15
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9/13-9/15APC

Au,-11a Chriirian Academy is currently
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a CDL class B with P and S
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Christian role model. For more information
or to apply, please contact the school at
997-3597.
9/13-9/15ACA


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(904) 339-9430


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Excellent Home Time / Medical Coverage
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9/13

Help Wanted Badcock Home Furniture &
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8/16tfBC

Experienced HVAC/R service technicians
with a minimum of 5 yrs experience.
starting wages $14-16/hr. Call 850-584-
3626
8/23tfnAR


Check Station Positions Available The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission is hiring personnel for
seasonal work at check stations during the
upcoming archery and general gun hunting
seasons. Positions available in Taylor
County. Pays $6.40 per hour. Positions
begin September 23, 2006. For details call
(850) 838-9016, or stop by the Big Bend
Field Office at 663 Plantation Rd. in Perry.
EOE/AA
8/16-9/15


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9/1-9/13

Experienced convenience store manager
needed. Call Ware Oil at 584-6666 or-fax
resumeto 584-6339.'Ware Oil is an equal
opportunity employer- of drug free
workplaces.
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Sonic Drive-In Restaurant will soon be opening in Perry, FL.
Starting salary is negotiable based on experience. The average
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As a manager, you will receive:
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A comprehensive medical benefits program

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Also, we are looking for
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We offer a great work environment and fun pace to work


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

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.
8/30tfnBCC

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 with 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 workplace. Apply at
Ware Oil & Supply Co. 2715 S. Byron
Butler Parkway Perry, Fl 32348,
9/1tfWO

Grounds Keeper full time to maintain
property grass, plants, etc., all- tools
furnished. Can Guarantee -40 hours. Paid
vacation, sick leave, holidays, health
insurance is available. Must be reliable
and in good health. Drug test required.
Apply at Ware Oil & Supply, 2715 S
Byron Butler Pkwy Perry, FL 32348,
9/8tfWO


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Leading national propane marketer
SOUTHEAST PROPANE has immediate
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Candidates must possess strong
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salary with competitive benefit program for
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o1998 Chevy Silverado, step side, fully
loaded, push button 4x4, 5.7 liter,
automatic. $7200 firm. Also, 35" Boggers
w/rims $500. Call 223-1970.
S9/13-9/15
2005 Chevy Colorado 4 dr, crew cab, Z71,
2 wheel drive, pwr everything, 20,000
miles. $18,000. Call 584-5411.
9/13-9/15
'97 Tahoe 113k miles Flowmasters, slight
lift & wheels. Leather, XM ready loaded.
%8,500 850-510-3847.
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1997 Honda, .CRV, red, 120K, pwr
windows. privacy linl. cruise control, AC,
CD Player asking $5 600. 584-9016.
9/6-9/15;
1998 Z71 ex. Cab 4x4, green w/tan-
interrior, 210,000 mostly road miles. Great
shape $7 995 Call Mike at 843-0650


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24 1/2 Ft Grady White, walk around cuddy
cabin, full canvas, live wells, wash down
and more, 235 Johnson, float on trailer
$12,000 OB. For info Days Mon Thurs
584-6006, Fridays and weekends 578-
2500
8/30-9/8PWP
For sale: 1992 14' Lancer with 2005 25HP
Nissan, manual star., galvanized trailer,
$2,800. Call 838-1522 after 5 p.m.
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2006 Honda Foreman 500 4-wheeler. New'
condition. $4000. Call 672-0145
9/6-9/8


Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Wanted Isuzu and Toyota
trucks for export. 386-688-3999.
9/8S


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J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewvood for sale.
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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
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Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Tree trimming/ removal, dump truck'
services. Call 584-6737.
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Brenda & Teena's House Cleaning & Lawn
Mowing. Residential & Business. For
Free Estimate call 850-223-2477.
8/2-9/22
Wholesale Transmissions used & rebuilt. I
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5929
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Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,.
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
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concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
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AND .
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838-1307 or 672-0955
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Refrigerators & Stoves -- $100 & up
Location: 1708 S. Byron Butler Pkwy., Suite C
(next door to The Book Mart)
584-4969 or 843-0356 (cell) Mon.- Sat. 10:00-5:30

SUMMER/FALL PUBLIC


AUCTION
Surplus trucks, cars & equipment from
N. FL & S. GA counties & cities
and Talquin Electric

Saturday, Sept. 16. 9:00 a.m.i
North Florida Fairgrounds ,-.
Tallahassee, Fl. -

Itfems Include:
Cat D7R JCB 4x4 backhoe Deere 644C loader
Several New Holland tractors Skid steer Bucker trucks
Digger derricks (3) 2000 Mack tractors Several dumps
(5) 2000-2002 Ford & Chevy Utilities from Talquin
(40) Crown Vics from Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Taylor & Madison Sheriffs
(2) 2001 Explorers 2002 Dodge Durango (2) 2001 Camaros
(3) 2002 Centuries Numerous vans and pickups Late model mowers
Skag carts Compressors, mixers, sod cutter, trailers street sweeper
school buses Parts, much more misc.

Preview: 9 am -4 pm Friday, Sept. 15
Terms: All units sell AS IS 5% BP Cash or cashier check,
other checks w/bank letter only
1-800-519-6402
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Job needed for Caregiver or Sitter for the
elderly. Have experience and references.
Can reach me at 850-223-3555. Ask for
Kathy
9/1-9/13
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.
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Bush Hog Mowing, Dozer Work, Rake
Work, Land Clearing, Free Estimates. Call
(850) 843-21E7.
4/5-9/15
I am certified with the Department of
Children & Family. I keep kids in my
home from 7 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday Friday,
Give me a call at 223-1705 and ask for
Linda. Where the little people make a Big
difference!
9/8-9/13



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5.0, 4x4, automatic, excellent FOR SALE
condition, very well maintained, 1989 Bronco XLT
excellent interior, cold A/C, tilt,
cruise, power windows & locks, tow ..,-.".
package, new metallic blue paint, .'.- ,
hew 12.50x15 AT tires on 12" MT
aluminum rims (only 400 miles on
these), tinted windows, 112,000
original miles.
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584-6678, 584-8563 or 1-352-356-0268



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Notice is hereby given to Brandy Catrise
Tensley. Unless payment is mode on
2001 Chev VIN# 2G1WI,52J611241595
vehicle will be auctioned on the 26th of
September at 9:00 a.m. at Larry's Tow &
Recovery.
9/13

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Joe Ann
Croft the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 129
Year of Issuance: 2003
Description of Property: PARCEL No.
R02019-000-34-03-07
Commence at the southwest corner of
section 34, township 3 south, range 7
east, for a point of beginning, thence
run east 990 feet to a point 330 feet
west of the east boundary line of the
southwest 1/4 of the southwest 1/4,
thence run North 220 feet, thence run
west 990 feet, thence.run south 220 feet
to the point of beginning, containing 5
acres more or less.
Name in which assessed Arvel D. Parker
c/o Jason & Mondy Brooks
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 16th day of
October, 2006 at 11:00 o'clock 'a.m.
Dated this 11th day of September, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor, County, Florida
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4


Legal Notice
There will be a Contractors meeting
held on Wednesday, September 27,
2006 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the
conference room at Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc. Administration
Building, 1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Building
#2, Live Oak. This meeting is mandatory
for all contractors interested in doing
contract work with the Home Repair
Programs for SREC, Inc. There will be no
exceptions.
All contractors should bring proof of
insurance's (Liability and Workers
Compensation and/or an Exemption
Card), current state/county license, and
proof of Incorporation if applicable.
9/13


NOTICE
BID #2007-06
The District School Board of Taylor
County is presently soliciting sealed bids
foe petroleum products with bids due
no later than 10:00 a.m., Friday,
September 22, 2006.
Bid specifications may be obtained at
the school board finance office, 318
North Clark Street, Perry, Florida 32347
For Further Information, Contact Larry
Hendry, (850) 838-2505.
9/13



Legal Notice
The Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Board of Directors will hold a
meeting of the Board of Directors on
Monday, September 25, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
at the Live Oak Church of God in Live
Oak, Florida.
9/13


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B-8 Taco Times September 13, 2006

Letters to the Editor


Beach signs should say 'do not swim'


Dear Editor;
In response to the article in the
Perry Newspaper by Mr. James
Rachal, environmental manager,
Taylor County Health Department,
concerning bad water report at the
beaches.
Mr..Rachel stated that they were
not aware of any infections from
the pollutants in the waters at the
beaches in Taylor County for the
past 10 years. In 2005 a young man
came to Steinhatchee to scallop
with his father. They went by boat
to Hagens Cove, where the young
man went into the water to scallop.
He went back home and became
ill. Three days later he died. He
died from infections from the
pollution in the water at Hagens


Dear Editor:
After scalloping, fishing,
Sii in; in the area of Steinhatchee,
Keaton Beach, Hot Dog Stand and
' Birf-4sland, conversation came up
aboutlocal taxes, good old boys in
power, eminent domain and the hpt
cattle wars of 1892-1911.
-City government is broken.
Keaton Beach, Dekle Beach,
Steinhatchee--taxes have gone up
1,000 percent. To help Perry get

'School system

CITIZEN
Continued from page B-4
shouldn't they all be punished not
just one of them?


KATRINA
Continued from page B-1
The woman who had signaled
tfie-nwas the man's nurse.
.-With no other way to remove the
mrian. from the house, Hoover was
f6ifed to create han opening in the
wall with an ax.
-'By the time I was done, there
Wds .-an opening the size of a
-.1idtin, glass door."


Cove, as per the officials at the
hospital.
One reason that the Taylor
County Health Department could
be unaware of infections caused by
swimming at the beaches may be
because about 95% of the
scallopers are from other counties
in Florida and other states. They do
not get sick until they get back
home. Then they go to a clinic or a
hospital in their hometown.
If the health department doesn't
check on a regular basis with the
hospital and clinics in our area nor
the communicable disease agency
in this area, they will not know
about all those who do get sick.
I think that the health department
should put up signs in all the


out of the hole? Power brokers,
will yot ,now use eminent domain
to take away families of five
generations' lands and home? No
more fishermen or boat
launching?
Some big pork barrel for a few
local big wigs?
Was offered five .to one odds.
This will happen come election.
What gives?
Walter Chowaniec

needs changes'

There needs to be changes done
in this school system of ours,
because it is not benefitting our
children at all.
Kim Weikert


They then were able to get the
man in a rescue basket and into the
helicopter.
"We were successful because we
are mission oriented. You do what
you have to."
Hoover, who retired from the
Coast Guard .earlier this year,
finished his talk with a warning to
his audience.
"If there is, a call for an
evacuation, get out."


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marinas, public boat ramps, and in
all the popular scalloping areas.
The signs in the coves should be
able to be seen from a boat in the
surf as well as the entrances to the
coves. These signs should read
"Water Polluted Do Not Swim" and
should be large enough to be seen
for a distance of 100 feet.
In my opinion, most misleading
to the public is that the officials at
the health department do not seem
to want, to accept the notices that


were posted on the TV. I hope that
it is not because they think that the
postings may hurt the amount of
money that is generated by
scalloping during the season.
Mr. Rachel stated that the mud
under the water would hold the
bacteria three times longer than the
water. I wonder if the health
department stirs up the mud before
they take a sample to be tested so
as to get a true reading.


Leo Eaton
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